Monday, January 30, 2012

Tour Dates: Set Your Goals + Cartel

>> This spring, Set Your Goals will be co-headlining a tour with Cartel! The tour will run from March 15th to April 16th, 2012, and will feature support from Fireworks, Hit The Lights, Mixtapes, and Super Prime. Fireworks will be on the first leg of the tour (3/15 - 4/3), and then Hit The Lights will take their spot until the end (4/4 - 4/16). Mixtapes and Super Prime will be on the entire tour. View the tour dates below, and visit for more information.

Tour Dates:
Mar 14 @ The Handlebar (CARTEL ONLY) - Pensacola, FL
Mar 15 @ The Spotlight - SXSW - Austin, TX
Mar 17 @ Quiktrip Ball Park - South By So What Festival Grand Prairie, TX
Mar 18 @ White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
Mar 20 @ Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
Mar 21 @ Nile Theatre - Mesa, AZ
Mar 22 @ Soma - San Diego, CA
Mar 23 @ SLO Brewing Company - San Luis Obispo, CA
Mar 24 @ Key Club - West Hollywood, CA
Mar 25 @ Yost Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
Mar 26 @ Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA
Mar 28 @ Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
Mar 29 @ El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Mar 31 @ In the Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 01 @ The Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
Apr 03 @ Sokol Underground - Omaha, NE
Apr 04 @ The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
Apr 05 @ Madison Theatre - Covington, KY
Apr 06 @ Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Apr 07 @ Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
Apr 09 @ The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Apr 10 @ Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
Apr 11 @ Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
Apr 13 @ Kingdom - Richmond, VA
Apr 14 @ The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Apr 15 @ The Social - Orlando, FL
Apr 16 @ The Speakeasy - Lake Worth, FL

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

7 More Bands Announced for Warped 2012

>> It's Warped Wednesday! Senses Fail, The Ghost Inside, After The Burial, Dead Sara, Echo Movement, It Boys!, and Mighty Mango have all been added to the 2012 Warped Tour line-up. More bands will be announced every Wednesday. You can see all of the artists announced so far below, or by visiting

  • A Loss For Words
  • After The Burial
  • Bayside
  • blessthefall
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Dead Sara
  • Echo Movement
  • Every Time I Die
  • Funeral Party
  • Hyro Da Hero
  • I Fight Dragons
  • Impending Doom
  • It Boys!
  • Living With Lions
  • Lost In Society
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Man Overboard
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Mighty Mango
  • Polar Bear Club
  • Rise To Remain
  • Senses Fail
  • Sleeping With Sirens
  • Stepdad
  • Super Water Sympathy
  • T. Mills
  • The Ghost Inside
  • The Silver Comet
  • Title Fight
  • Tomorrow's Bad Seeds
  • Vampires Everywhere

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Bamboozle's Midnight Madness Announcements

*UPDATED 1/18/12 @ 12pm
>> Starting at midnight EST, 60 bands were announced as part of the line up for the 2012 Bamboozle Festival in Asbury Park, NJ. Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, blink 182, Incubus, Mac Miller, and Skrillex had already been added to what is sure to be a phenomenal line up. Now you can see which bands are playing which of the three days of the Bamboozle Festival in the photo below. Three day wristbands for the festival are available now.

>> My friends in Patent Pending put together a video to show how thrilled they are to be a part of this year's Bamboozle. Check it out below!

Bands announced last night for Midnight Madness:

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy 2012!

>> We're 17 days into the new year, and I have some explaining to do. I didn't post much of anything in December, and I've missed the first half of January. There's a list reasons for the lack of my usual enthusiasm over the past few months. As readers of this site, you have a right to know what's been going on lately.

>> In September, I started my first semester at NYU. I moved into Manhattan right near Washington Square Park and various great music venues. Everything I ever wanted was now in walking distance. From then on, my nights were spent at concerts, with friends, and of course, studying. I had to get used to the idea of balancing this increased amount of both work and potential distractions. If I don't go to shows, I don't have anything to write about. But it got to a point where I had to focus on my school work more than I'm used to. I did well in my classes, but in turn, my site was left without updates. Midterms were new to me, and between those, reading assignments, essays, and eventually finals, I had less time to dedicate to my writing.

>> Now that I have a semester under my belt, I plan on getting my act together. Instead of catching up on shows through Hulu, I'm going to spend my spare time wisely. I plan on making 2012 count. Expect plenty of tour dates and music videos as usual, but more importantly, my goal is to post more interviews, album reviews, and things of substance. I want to do more *real* writing and reporting other than just "Guess who's touring again! Here are the dates..."

>> Over the past few months, I really disappointed myself, and I'm sure some of you as well. Between the academics and even a couple of trips out-of-state, I had a lot to juggle. From here on out, I'm working on my consistency and posting things of true substance.

>> So here's to doing big things in 2012! Hopefully you guys will continue to watch (and help) my self-run website grow :)

Kate Russell
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