Thursday, December 15, 2011

2012 Bamboozle Headliners Announced

>> The first details for the 2012 Bamboozle Festival have been announced! This year, the festival is going back to its roots and will take place in Asbury Park, NJ rather than at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford. The festival is also happening later than usual. Rather than the first weekend in May, The Bamboozle is set for May 18th - 20th.
>> Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, and Blink 182 have been confirmed as the festival's headliners this year. Bamboozle's founder, John D, still has plenty of surprises in store. Here's a portion of his most recent tumblr post:
There is so much i would like to share with you about Bamboozle 2012. I’m just as anxious to tell you all, as you all are for me to tell you. But, fortunately, i’m a kid at heart and i have to have fun doing so. Clues, hints, challenges and team work all lie ahead for you in the next few months. I can not wait for you guys to see this final line up, i am so proud of the work Christian Mckinght, Nadine Dunn and the rest of my amazing team this year.

>> Make sure you check out the 2011 Bamboozle Documentary if you haven't already. You can watch part one below, and parts two and three here.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Free Music for The Holidays

>> 'Tis the season for sales and deals on some great music. Some artists are offering free songs, EPs, and the like. Some labels are releasing full length CDs for $0.99, or even letting fans name their own price on certain releases, with no minimum cost. What could be better than that?

>> For the 12 Days of Christmas, you can name your own price for any release from Meadowbrook Records. This includes EPs from Bellwether and State Lines, as well as two split EPs. Check out the selection here.

>> Punchline have released their 2011 Holiday Sampler as a free download through Bandcamp. This sampler includes a hysterical Christmas Rap, 2 other holiday themed songs, and a remix of the band's song "21 Forever." This sampler is certainly worth downloading. Get it for free here!

>> The wonderful people over at TDR Records are selling a bunch of albums for only $0.99! This includes the last few copies of a compilation as well as albums from Barely Blind, The Promise Hero, and more. Take advantage of that madness here.
> Also, you can pick your own price for Punchline's full length album, Delightfully Pleased, through the TDR Records merch store. The more you choose to pay, the more cool stuff you get, including handwritten lyrics, Punchline holiday cards, and more! Check out your options here.

>> Artist Vs. Poet - Naughty or Nice EP

>> My friends over at The Jukebox have released an End of the Year Compilation featuring songs from NGHBRS, Jonas Sees In Color, Life After Liftoff, Carson, and more. You can download the compilation for free here.

>> In case you're not in the mood for Christmas music, here are some freebies you can listen to any time of the year!:
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Monday, December 12, 2011

D.R.U.G.S. Announce Tour with Hit The Lights

>> Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S.) will be heading out on their first headlining tour in early 2012. Hit The Lights, Like Moths To Flames, and Sparks The Rescue make up the seemingly unusual combination of supporting bands on this tour. View the tour dates below the following message from D.R.U.G.S.:
"We're really excited to announce the FIRST headlining D.R.U.G.S. tour in Jan/Feb of 2012. On this tour we're excited because we get to play almost the entire self titled record, along with a handful of songs that we've never gotten the opportunity to play live before, including b-sides. Expect a crazy and energetic set, filled with all of the classic D.R.U.G.S. songs. Add in the possibly of a few surprises here and there... and know that this is NOT a concert you want to miss!

To add to the festivities Hit The Lights, Like Moths To Flames and Sparks The Rescue will be joining us. Check the TOUR DATES tab to see the dates and check back often as more are to be added soon.

Let's show the world D.R.U.G.S. means business is here to stay!!!

-Craig & The Boys."

Tour Dates:
Jan 20 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Jan 21 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Jan 22 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Jan 23 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
Jan 24 – Washington, DC – 930 Club
Jan 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
Jan 27 – Charlotte, NC – Amo’s Southend
Jan 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
Jan 30 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Feb 2 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
Feb 3 – Austin, TX – Emo’s East
Feb 4 – Dallas, TX – The Door @ The Prophet Bar
Feb 18 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Feb 19 – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
Feb 21 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
Feb 22 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
Feb 25 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Patent Pending Present The Douche Awards

>> Patent Pending just premiered a new music video for their song "Douchebag." Watch it below:

>> The song comes from the band's most recent album, Second Family, which is available now on iTunes.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

New Videos from NGHBRS

>> One great thing about the band NGHBRS is their live performances. Every time, the band throws something new into the mix. You will never go to one of their shows and hear exactly what's on the album. In that spirit, NGHBRS recorded a new, live version of their song "Drinking With Friends" at Converse's Rubber Tracks Studios in Brooklyn, NY. You can watch this video here, or by clicking the picture below.

>> The band recently posted a video of singer Ian Kenny performing "Strange Colour" acoustically before a recent band practice. You can see this video below.

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