Monday, March 31, 2014

Nightbox Premiere "Burning" Video

>> Toronto-based Nightbox just premiered their new video for "Burning," the lead song from their forthcoming EP, on  The song plays like Owl City with a punch, and the video is full of raw energy.  Don't just take my word for it - watch the video and enjoy "Burning," an instant cure for a case of the Mondays.

>> Nightbox will be releasing their new EP, 'The Panic Sequence,' on April 22nd, 2014 through Rare Beef.  The track listing and artwork for the EP can be seen below.

'The Panic Sequence' 
Track Listing:
  1. Burning
  2. The Panic Sequence
  3. In The Rural
  4. Wonderworlds
  5. Wash

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sheppard Release Lyric Video for "Geronimo"

>> Say geronimo!  My Aussie pals in Sheppard have released a lyric video for their latest single, titled "Geronimo."  This song is fun, upbeat, and worth putting on repeat.  Click play and dive into a catchy new track!

>> The band recently filmed an official music video for the song! According to the photo below, antics with cardboard armor are involved, so be on the look out for that.  Also, check out Sheppard's upcoming tour dates below. 

Mar 31 - USA Tour - Mission Ballroom Portland, OR
Apr 02 - USA Tour - Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA
Apr 03 - WWRS Showcase - Los Angeles, CA
Apr 05 - USA Tour - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
Apr 07 - MUSEXPO Showcase - Los Angeles, CA
Apr 07 - WWRS Showcase - Los Angeles, CA
Apr 15 - Metro Theatre w/ Michael Franti - Sydney, Australia
Apr 16 - Prince Bandroom w/ Michael Franti - Melbourne, Australia
May 30 - The Sunshine Coast Turf Club - Caloundra Qld, Australia
Jun 08 - Caxton St Seafood & Wine Fest - Brisbane, Australia

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Motorhead Release Lyric Video For "Crying Shame"

>> In anticipation for the band's upcoming shows, Motörhead released a lyric video for their song "Crying Shame" from their 2013 album Aftershock. After overcoming some health troubles on the part of vocalist Lemmy Kilmister, the band is back and more determined than ever. 

>> The band has a string of shows scheduled for this April, including two performances at the Coachella music festival.  Those shows will be followed by a run in Europe.  Later in the year, the band will set sail on the inaugural Motörboat cruise onboard the Carnival Ecstasy from September 22-26, 2014.  The Motörboat cruise, a.k.a. The Loudest Boat In The World, will also feature performances from Megadeth, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson, and "some big surprises."  
To summarize: Luxurious ship, amazing service, tons of food and drink, stops in Key West and Cozumel for the other kind of R&R, plus Motörhead’s legendary brand of music & mayhem throughout! Get ready for some incredible memories and once in a lifetime musical experiences. Motörhead’s Motörboat will deliver! Resistance is futile!      (Source)
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Motörhead Spring US Shows:
4/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
4/13 - Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/15 - Chandler, AZ @ Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
4/17 - Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater
4/18 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
4/20 - Indio, CA @ Coachella

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The College Experience with Erin J

>> In dorms, there are these things called Floor Meetings.  It's where your RA (resident advisor) sits everyone down and goes over ground rules, while trying to make them fun and not painfully boring.  Flash back to my first floor meeting freshman year - I was in the hallway with a bunch of people I didn't know or want to know honestly, all for the purpose of discussing rules like not throwing raging parties in the dorm, etc etc. The "icebreaker" my RA chose was to have us go around and each say something interesting we'd done over the summer.  Lots of people said they traveled or tried new sports and things like that - I said that I did press on the Vans Warped Tour for my site (shocking self promotion, I know!)  A few days later, I get a message from a girl who says she was at the floor meeting and was excited to hear someone else talk about Warped.  We met for lunch and the rest is history.  This girl from my floor? She's Erin Janosik, photographer at large and co-founder of Shoreline Records.  She does her local Staten Island music scene proud while taking the academic world of NYU by storm.  Erin has her priorities in order and values school over most things, seeing it as an opportunity to truly expand.  I give her credit - she's got a sense of balance I've been striving at for years.  Read more about Erin below!

Please state your name, age, and what school you attend.
Erin Janosik, 20 years old, Junior at NYU

When and how did you first get involved with the music scene? If you got involved at a relatively early age, was it hard having to deal with age restricted shows?
I first got involved in the music scene at 15 years old when my close friends from childhood started a band and began playing shows at a venue nearby, then called The Muddy Cup, now known as Full Cup. We had gone to music festivals like Bamboozle and Warped Tour as well as other concerts before that, but that was my first gateway into local music. Most shows at that point were all ages, so I can't really remember running into any issues regarding age restrictions.

Now that you're in college, has that aspect gotten easier? Are things more accessible to you now?
Since I didn't have much of a problem to begin with things have stayed the same.

 Do you find that you have more or less free time generally as a college student?
I definitely have less free time as a college student. Classes, work, and commuting keep me constantly occupied; it's hard to find free time to do fun things.

Being actively involved in the music industry, how often have you been tempted to skip class or put off an assignment in order to attend / play a show? How do you make the choice?
I've always been a very devoted, perhaps even annoyingly over-diligent student. School has always taken priority for me, I've never skipped class or put off an assignment as far as my memory serves me. When I know I want to go to a show, I manage my time as well as I possibly can in order to assure that my work will be done so that I can attend, but if it's not looking like that's going to happen, schoolwork takes precedence. I'm pretty much a ginormous nerd.

Have you ever arranged your schedule based on music related obligations? Have you ever had to turn something down or reschedule something based on your school schedule?
Yes, if I want to see something, I'll try my best to get everything done so that I can do it. There have been a number of times I've had to turn down going to a show because of school or work.

Are you often faced with tough choices when it comes to priorities and scheduling as a student who's also involved in the music industry?
Most definitely, but I guess it's better to be busy, right?

What is one of the biggest obstacles you've faced while trying to progress your career while still in school? Have you faced many tough obstacles like that, or has being in school helped you take those next steps?
I'm not really sure what I want to do in the future, but I try to look at it as though everything I do and do wholeheartedly is something that will teach me how to be a better person or do things more efficiently, etc. I love to learn new things, so in my mind school can never go wrong.

How has being in college helped you advance your involvement in the music industry? Do you think the pros of being in both outweigh the cons?
School has not really helped me progress in the music industry, if anything the two kind of clash.

What are your plans for after graduation?
More school! A master's degree.

Erin (left) and Zim (right) of Shoreline Records

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Julian Casablancas Releases New Album Preview

>>   With minimal information provided, an album teaser has been released for what looks like a new album from Julian Casablancas + The Voidz.  Watch the vague yet super intriguing album preview below.

>> Be sure to see Julian Casablancas and The Strokes perform at this year's Governors Ball Music Festival, taking place on June 6-8th on Randall's Island (NYC).

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Iggy Azalea releases 'Clueless"-themed video for "Fancy"

>> '90s fans rejoice!  Iggy Azalea just released a video for her new single, "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX.  While the song is all Iggy, the outfits, style, and sass in the video are all courtesy of the movie 'Clueless.'  The video successfully re-creates certain iconic scenes from the movie, all with a new take. Watch the video and instantly be transported to the 1990s while enjoying a catchy new single:

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Great American Cult Tour featuring Bayside starts tomorrow!

>> Starting tomorrow, Bayside will head out on The Great American Cult Tour with Four Year Strong, Daylight, and Mixtapes along for support. The full list of dates for the tour can be seen below.  Some dates are already sold out- act fast so you don't miss your chance to see these shows!

The Great American Cult Tour Dates:
3/5 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom- SOLD OUT
3/6 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
3/7 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
3/8 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
3/9 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
3/11 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
3/12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
3/14 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/15 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
3/18 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
3/19 - Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live
3/20 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
3/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
3/22 - Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
3/24 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
3/25 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
3/26 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
3/28 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
3/29 - Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
3/30 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/1 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
4/2 - Silver Springs, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
4/3 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
4/4 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
4/5 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

>> Bayside officially released their sixth full-length album, Cult, last month.  Be sure to pick up a copy if you haven't already!  Watch the video for the band's latest single, "Time Has Come," below.


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Monday, March 3, 2014

Taking Back Sunday Stream New Song, "Stood A Chance"

>> In preparation for their new album, Taking Back Sunday are streaming their new single, called "Stood A Chance."  You can listen to the song below, or at  The single will be featured on the band's upcoming album titled Happiness Is, which will be released on March 18th through Hopeless Records.

>> If you haven't already, listen to "Flicker Fade," the band's first single from the new album.  You can watch the video for that song below. Like what you hear? You can pre-order Happiness Is through a variety of packages which can be found here.

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