Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chasing Claymores: "Hindsight's 20/20"

Southern California has been known for its' pop-punk bands for years now (Blink 182 ring any bells?). The latest addition to that lineage is San Diego's Chasing Claymores. Together almost five years, but with a newly inked deal with Authentik Artists, Chasing Claymores are poised to grab attention with their just released EP Hindsight's 20/20. You know you've got a good thing going when you get to the end of an EP and wonder why the hell it wasn't a full album. Catchy, hook-laden, and very well produced this EP is definitely going to leave you wanting more from Chasing Claymores. They may not break new ground or reinvent the genre here, but this is a band of guys adept at showing the fact that they have spent their time in the trenches honing their craft and producing an EP that would be really hard to find any fault with. This brief, yet stellar release will make the perfect addition to your summer playlist, all for less than the price of your daily Starbucks fix!

For fans of:  A Day To Remember, Mayday Parade, Yellowcard and Four Year Strong, New Found Glory



Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hootenanny Celebrates 18 Years: July 7, Oak Canyon Ranch


THE HOOTENANNY CELEBRATES 18 YEARS ON JULY 7 WITH RANCID,
THE REV. HORTON HEAT AND MORE
 
May 30, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Southern California’s beloved annual music and kustom car festival The Hootenanny will make its return for its 18th consecutive year on July 7 at Oak Canyon Ranch in Silverado Canyon with performances by punk rock legends Rancid, The Rev. Horton Heat, Lucero, Bouncing Souls and many more.   The event will also feature hundreds of local SoCal vendors, over 300 classic cars and a Miss Hootenanny pinup contest.  Tickets for The Hootenanny are available now at Ticketmaster.com (http://bit.ly/JIOEXQ).
 
Over the last 18 years, The Hootenanny has become one of Southern California’s most anticipated annual events celebrating the convergence of music and kustom car culture that have helped shape the region’s iconic fashion, lifestyle and sound.  Attended by thousands of fans from around the world each year, The Hootenanny has featured performances by pioneers that have influenced and inspired the spirit and soul of the thriving scene like Jerry Lee Lewis, Social Distortion, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Link Wrey, Chris Isaak, Joe Strummer, Stray Cats, The Cramps, X, Scotty Moore & DJ Fontanta, Wanda Jackson, Steve Earle, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Los Lobos, Tiger Army, Hank Williams III, among many others.
 
This year The Hootenanny makes a strong return with headlining California punk rock legends Rancid, who are making their first ever appearance at the festival in celebration of their 20th anniversary.  They’ll be supported by rockabilly favorites The Reverend Horton Heat, punk-country rockers Lucero, New Jersey punk rockers The Bouncing Souls and more.  
 
The Hootenanny Car Show will feature hundreds of kustom cars, kustom kulture artists, pinstripers and painters, a live “chop top” demo as well as pinup girls, live tiki carving, hundreds of local vendors and plenty of drinks and food to go around.
 
Don’t miss Southern California’s most anticipated music and kustom car festival!
 
THE HOOTENANNY LINEUP:
Rancid
The Rev. Horton Heat
Lucero
Bouncing Souls
The Growlers
The Supersuckers
3 Bad Jacks
Old Man Markley
Roger Alan Wade
Chris Shiflett & Dead Peasants
Goddamn Gallows
Kevin Seconds
Sanbox Bullies

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Strung Out: Get "Twisted In A Suburban Wasteland"


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2012
"...Twisted By Design may be the definitive Strung Out album... the charming blend of metal and melodic punk rock intertwined with some of the finest songwriting in punk music." - Sputnik Music

"This the way punk should be played - mach 5 and full of hooks." - Music Emissions

STRUNG OUT
GET “TWISTED IN A SUBURBAN WASTELAND”
Playing Two Landmark Albums In Their Entirety
On North American Headline Tour


STRUNG OUT
Photo credit: Louis Ramos
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Los Angeles, CA – Legendary punk rock pioneers STRUNG OUT are preparing to get Twisted In A Suburban Wasteland throughout the US and Canada this summer. They’ll be performing both of their most notable albums - 1996’s Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues and 1998’s Twisted By Design - in their entirety during each set. “It feels right to do one last retrospective before we head into the making of another album. I think people will really enjoy these older songs played back to back,” says lead vocalist Jason Cruz. The tour kicks off at Portland’s Hawthorne Theatre on July 17th, heads north to Canada for ten shows, then back across the US border to finish up the first string of dates. Such Gold, Handguns, and The Darlings will be supporting Strung Out on this trek (dates below). A second leg of dates for September/October will be announced shortly.
Easily one of the most influential punk bands still in existence today, Strung Out has managed to perfect the quintessential blend of punk, metal and hardcore in their twenty years of existence. Their blistering technical solos, pounding drums and raw punk fury opened the doors for punks to push the limits of not only their talents but also the entire genre, helping to define some of the biggest names in music today.
“Some of our very first tours were opening for Strung Out, so I had the opportunity to see them live over and over. Growing up in the punk scene, but always having one foot in the metal scene, I appreciated the metal they blended together with pop and punk. Their complex riffs and harmonies challenged and inspired the scores of bands that would walk in their footsteps…” –Tim McIlrath of Rise Against
“They were a huge influence on Thrice in our early stages, and I don’t think I’d be in a band today if they didn’t pique my interest in music back then…” –Riley Breckenridge of Thrice
“Strung Out was a major contributor to my musical influences growing up. I still love throwing on Strung Out to hear the soundtrack to some of my greatest summers…” –M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold

Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues and Twisted By Design were released on Fat Wreck Chords. Strung Out is Jason Cruz (vocals), Rob Ramos (guitar), Jake Kiley (guitar), Chris Aiken (bass), and Jordan Burns (drums).

STRUNG OUT on tour
w/ Such Gold, Handguns
Jul 17 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Jul 18 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Jul 19 The Biltmore Vancouver, BC
Jul 21 Starlite Room Edmonton, AB
Jul 22 The Republik Calgary, AB
Jul 23 Louis’ Pub Saskatoon, SK
Jul 25 Pyramid Cabaret Winnipeg, MB
Jul 27 Opera House Toronto, ON
Jul 28 Le Cercle Quebec City, QC
Jul 29 Le National Montreal, QC
Jul 31 Ritual Ottawa, ON
Aug 01 Call The Office London, ON
w/ Handguns
Aug 05 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA

w/ Handguns, The Darlings
Aug 07 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 12 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
Aug 14 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE


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Saturday, May 26, 2012

6 Days: American Idiot Comes to The OC

On Tuesday  American Idiot begins an extremely limited six day run at the Segerstrom Center for Performing Arts in Costa Mesa. One of the most exciting new musicals to come along in a very long time, this is a show you cannot afford to miss. Despite being described as a "punk rock musical" this show has proven itself on Broadway to appeal to theatergoers of all ages. With an impossibly catchy score, adapted from the Green Day album of the same name, you will no doubt leave the theater with a song not only in your heart but on your lips. Tickets are still available and start at only $25, so there is no excuse to miss this show. There are still more than 100 tickets available to join us on opening night, so come on, BUY TICKETS!



Friday, May 25, 2012

Little Barrie Premier Video/Play West Coast


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2012

"Swaggering, soulful and cocksure...[King of the Waves is] a charismatic record... and one whose charms are hard to resist" - Magnet

"Raucous, funk-tinged tracks that just feel very British (in a good way)" - RCRD_LBL
"King of the Waves... seems to have lit a fire under Little Barrie" -Brooklyn Vegan
UK's LITTLE BARRIE
Premieres New Video for "Tip It Over" on Relix.com
Currently on Tour of West Coast


LITTLE BARRIE
photo credit: Lee Vincent Grubb
Click for hi-res
New York, NY- Fiery, garage-surf UK darlings LITTLE BARRIE have premiered the new video for their song "Tip It Over" on Relix.com. The video, which splices recording and tour footage from all over the world, provides an exciting look into the band's hectic life on the road and their renowned live show. It can be viewed at: http://www.relix.com/video/artist-exclusives/2012/05/23/premiere-little-barrie-tip-it-over
"Tip It Over" is from Little Barrie's 2012 release, King of the Waves, on Tummy Touch Records. The release has garnered accolades from publications around the globe including NME, The Sun, Magnet Magazine, and Relix. As Seattle's The Stranger deftly said, "Once in a while, a modern band will ape retro gestures and just nail 'em so righteously that you toss out all your hard-won reservations about derivativeness and revel in the zealous, on-point replication of it all. That's the case with Little Barrie." The band is also prepared to set out on a brief West Coast headlining tour which starts today (tour dates below).
Over the past several years, the band has dedicated themselves to honing their musical reputations, doing everything from appearing live with Primal Scream to collaborations with the likes of Morrissey and Mark Ronson. Guitarist/frontman Barrie Cadogan and bassist/vocalist Lewis Wharton are joined on King of the Waves by the new addition of drummer/vocalist Virgil Howe, son of renowned Yes guitarist Steve Howe. The resulting sound calls to mind an old school Detroit rock 'n' roll showdown between Link Wray and The Creation, with the MC5 and Motown's best in attendance to cheer both sides, and the omnipresent threat of a killer wave lurking just overhead. Longtime friend and collaborator Edwyn Collins co-produced the album with Little Barrie, just as he did their first, 2005's We Are Little Barrie. Engineer Sebastian Lewsley also returns on King of the Waves, recorded at Collins' West Heath Studios in North London.

LITTLE BARRIE
West Coast Dates

May 29 - The Funhouse, Seattle, WA
May 30 - Dante's, Portland, OR
May 31 - Vitus, Oakland, CA
June 1 - Shakedown Bar, San Diego, CA
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Summer of Ska: Reel Big Fish/Goldfinger/Big D and The Kids Table/Sububan Legends


For Immediate Release

Reel Big Fish and Goldfinger
Announce Summer of Ska Co-Headline Tour
Kicking off June 17 with support form Big D. and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends and more!

Reel Big Fish’s 8th Full- Length “Candy Coated Fury” Due Out This Summer

Band Partners with ASG Guitar On New RBF Series Guitar Designed by Front Man Aaron Barrett



Ah summer… a time for night swimming, belly flopping, sunstroke, beer bongs, tight thongs, burnt weenies and big ol’ package tours designed to make music fans squeal like pigs at the county fair.
Speaking of big packages, the dudes in Reel Big Fish and Goldfinger are teaming up for the co-headline Summer of Ska tour with support from Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends (The Maxies will join the tour with RBF after Goldfinger drops off July 2nd.) Dates begin June 17 in Toronto and wind down with July 28th with a hometown show at OC’s The Grove of Anaheim.

The band will then launch a European Tour on August 2nd which includes several festival dates. Yeah, these guys get around internationally and stuff…

Reel Big Fish are in the process of recording their 8th full-length, titled, "Candy Coated Fury", featuring all new, original tunes and some fresh new covers. The plan is to have it out in time for the tour this summer, so stay tuned ‘Fish fanatics. 

In other ‘Fish news, the band has partnered with the good folks at ASG (Artist Series Guitar) on a new RBF series guitar designed by RBF front man Aaron Barrett himself! See him playing it on the upcoming Summer of Ska tour! Aaron B says, “The new RBF ASG guitar sounds awesome for clean ska guitar and shredding metal riffs!” The guitar is now available for purchase here: http://www.artistseriesguitar.com/FeaturedArtist/Reel-Big-Fish/flypage.tpl.html.

See dates below.

Reel Big Fish/Goldfinger Co-Headline Tour Dates (with Big D and the Kids Table & Suburban Legends) : 

TOUR DATES
June 16th 2012 – Montebello Marina – Montebello Quebec

Direct ticketing link: www.pnrockfest.com

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Summer of Ska tour 2012  (please note: Goldfinger will not be on all dates)

06/17/12 Sound Academy – Toronto , ON  (w/ Goldfinger, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends)

06/19/12 Toad’s Place – New Haven , CT  (w/ Goldfinger, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends)

06/20/12 House of Blues Boston – Boston , MA  (w/ Goldfinger, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends)

06/21/12 the Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY (w/ Goldfinger, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends)

06/22/12 Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – Providence , RI (w/ Goldfinger, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends)

06/23/12 The Town Ballroom – Buffalo , NY (w/ Goldfinger, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends)

06/24/12 House Of Blues – Cleveland , OH (w/ Goldfinger, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends)

06/25/12 –Upstate Concert Hall (Formerly Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY (w/ Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends)

06/26/12 9:30 Club – Washington , DC (w/ Goldfinger, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends)

06/27/12 Best Buy Theater – NewYork , NY (w/ Goldfinger, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends)

06/28/12 The Chance – Poughkeepsie (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends)

06/29/12 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville , NJ  (w/ Goldfinger, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends)

06/30/12 Crocodile Rock – Allentown , PA (w/ Goldfinger, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends)

07/01/12 The NorVa – Norfolk , VA  (w/ Goldfinger, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends)

07/02/12 The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte , NC  (w/ Goldfinger, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends)

07/04/12 Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/05/12 House of Blues – Orlando, FL (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/06/12 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA  (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/07/12 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/08/12 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/9/12 – St. Andrew’s Hall – Pontiac (Detroit), MI (w/ Big D and the Kids Table)

07/10/12 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/11/12 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/12/12 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/13/12 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA ((w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/14/12 – The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/15/12 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/16/12 – Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/17/12 – House of Blues – Houston, TX (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/19/12 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/20/12 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/21/12 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/22/12 -the Knitting Factory – Reno, NV (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/23/12 – Regency Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

7/24/12 – Fat Cat Music House – Modesto, CA ((w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/25/12 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)/26/12 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA

07/26/12 -House of Blues – San Diego, CA (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

07/27/12 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

7/28/12 – The Grove of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA (w/Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, the Maxies)

European Dates:

(Goldfinger, Big D and Suburban Legends are not on any Europe/UK dates)
August 2nd – Viviero, Spain – Ressurection Festival
August 4th – Yantar, Russia (near Anapa) – Kubana Festival
August 6th – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
August 7th – Gloucester, UK – Guildhall
August 8th – Newquay, UK – Boardmasters Beach Sessions
August 9th – Poole, UK – Mr Kyps
August 10th – Coleford, UK – Boomtown Festival
August 11th – Varselder, Holland – Huntenpop
August 12th – Folkstone, UK – Quarterhouse-Folkstone Skabour Festival
August 13th – Southend, UK – Chinnerys
August 14th – Colchester, UK – Arts Centre
August 15th – Stoke, UK – Sugarmill
August 16th– Coventry, UK – Kasbah
August 17th – Milton Keynes, UK – @ The SnoZone
August 18th – Oxford, UK – Oxford O2 Academy2
August 19th – Ottery Devon, UK – Beautiful Days Festival

Additional Reel Big Fish dates:

08/04/12  Kubana Festival Krasnodar Russia http://kubana.com  


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hot Water Music's "Exister" Makes Big Debut


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2012
"[Exister] finds the quartet returning to their roots in aggressive, emotionally volatile music." - Rolling Stone

"BOOM!" - Rock Sound

HOT WATER MUSIC's EXISTER
Makes Big Debuts on the Charts
Fall Tour with Rise Against, The Gaslight Anthem


HOT WATER MUSIC
Photo credit: MARCO KRENN
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Hot Water Music’s EXISTER debuted this week at number #33 on the Billboard Top Current Albums this week with over 10,400 records sold. This marks the band’s highest debut in its illustrious career. Exister, which was released on May 15, 2012 via Rise Records also logged in at #3 Vinyl Albums, #8 Independent Albums, #3 Top Hard Music Albums, #15 Top Current Rock Albums, and #78 Overall Digital Albums (#68 Current Digital Albums). Considering this is their first full-length album in over eight years, it's quite a warm welcome from fans, both old and new. The release of the record was benchmarked by a handful of sold out shows on both coasts. East Coast fans were treated to a sold out First Unitarian Church show in Philadelphia (it sold out in a little over an hour), and two nights at the Gramercy Theatre in New York. The band will finish out their new release festivities this week on the West Coast with two sold out shows in California – the first at the Satellite in Los Angeles this Thursday, and the second at The Glasshouse in Pomona Saturday night. In addition, the band will head out this fall supporting Rise Against, along with The Gaslight Anthem (tour dates below).
EXISTER artwork
click for hi-res
Unanimously glowing, reviews for Exister have been pouring in by the bucketload. SPIN says, "the post-hardcore heroes didn't outgrow anxiety, they gave it hooks." In its 4.5 star review, Alternative Press says, "Exister serves as a reminder that the thousands of bands aping this style of punk will never be as great as Hot Water Music." On the other side of the pond, Kerrang! applauds, "Given this brilliant return, there's a good chance they're still your favourite band's favourite band."
Exister was recorded this past January at the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, CO with Descendents' Bill Stevenson (Bouncing Souls, Rise Against, NOFX) at the helm, "Recording the album was amazing... better than any of us expected, for sure," bassist Jason Black says. "It seems like the time off, coupled with everything we've all learned doing other projects and honing our respective crafts during that time, really worked in our favor and enabled us to have a basically unending flow of ideas and creative sparks."
Hot Water Music is Chuck Ragan (vocals, guitar), Chris Wollard (vocals, guitar), Jason Black (bass), and George Rebelo (drums). Exister was produced by Bill Stevenson and was released on May 15, 2012 on Rise Records.

HOT WATER MUSIC on tour
** Signifies with Rise Against and The Gaslight Anthem

5/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite - SOLD OUT
5/26 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse - SOLD OUT
9/11 Quebec City, QC @ Agora Port de Quebec
**
9/12 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
**
9/13 Ottawa, ON @ CE Centre
**
9/16 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
**
9/17 Grand Rapids, MI @ DeltaPlex
**
9/20 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
**
9/21 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre (w/Rise Against and NOFX)
9/24 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium **
9/25 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
**
9/28 Tempe, AZ @ Tempe Beach Park
**
9/29 Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
**
10/1 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
**
10/2 Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort Theatre
**
10/4 Victoria, BC @ Save on Foods Memorial Centre
**
10/6 Calgary, AB @ BMO
**
10/7 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Expo Centre
**
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Yellowcard Release "Always Summer"


YELLOWCARD
RELEASE “ALWAYS SUMMER”

First Song From Upcoming Album on Hopeless Records



YELLOWCARD
Photo credit: Brian Manley
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After coming out of hiatus last year with their seventh studio album When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes to worldwide acclaim, Hopeless recording artists YELLOWCARD are getting ready for another big and powerful year with “ALWAYS SUMMER”, the first released song from the upcoming album due out later this Summer. With a new lineup (Josh Portman fills in for departing bassist Sean O’Donnell), Yellowcard have been hard at work in the studio with longtime producer Neal Avron, creating another career highpoint in a history filled with pinnacles. A fresh and energetic guitar-led track, “Always Summer” crashes out of the gate with their dual-guitar attack with a muscular rhythm section and punctuated by Sean Mackin’s distinctive violin, providing a perfect rallying cry that not only are Yellowcard back, but they’re here to stay. Confident and strengthened by the fan support they’ve received on their return with WYTTSY, this song is not only a love song of sorts, but also a thank you to their fans, in which Ryan Key sings, “I think I have everything I need / It got dark, but now I think I see / The World around is full of arms still reaching out to me.” The track streams exclusively on Absolutepunk.net beginning on Monday, May 21st here: http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=2754702 and will be available on iTunes starting Tuesday, May 22nd here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/always-summer/id525582205?i=525582206.
"Always Summer" artwork
Kicking off the Summer with a special performance at USA 7’s Collegiate Rugby Championship at PPL Park in Chester, PA, on Saturday, June 2nd, Yellowcard will be one of the headliners on this Summer’s 2012 Vans Warped Tour which begins in Salt Lake City, UT on June 16th and wraps up on August 5th in Portland, OR.
With over two million albums sold and eight singles that have received significant Top 40 and Alternative radio airplay including the smash “Ocean Avenue”, Yellowcard’s most recent studio album, When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes debuted on at #19 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums and top ten charts worldwide when it was released last Spring. Their upcoming album is set for release this Summer and features guest vocals from Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low), Cassadee Pope (Hey Monday), and Tay Jardine (We Are The In Crowd).

Yellowcard is Ryan Key (vocals/guitar), Sean Mackin (violin), Longineu (“LP”) Parsons (drums), Ryan Mendez (guitar) and Josh Portman (bass).


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Monday, May 21, 2012

BLAMESHIFT ANNOUNCES US TOUR


For Immediate Release
May 21, 2012
   
BLAMESHIFT ANNOUNCES US TOUR
AND DATES WITH STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
 
Long Island, NY’s BLAMESHIFT are excited to be joining forces with STRAIGHT LINE STITCH, on their upcoming Never Sleep Again Tour. BLAMESHIFT will kick off their full US stretch this Thursday May 24th in their home town at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh, NY. The band will be headlining a select run of shows down the east coast on their way to meet up with STRAIGHT LINE STICTH in Austin, TX on June 5.

BLAMESHIFT recently finished recording a new EP in North Hollywood with producer Erik Ron. Last week the band announced the title of their next release, Secrets, set to be released later this year. “It’ll be a great feeling premiering a few of our new songs on our next tour with SLS” said lead singer Jenny Mann. “It’s really awesome that we got the opportunity to do these dates with such a killer band.”

STRAIGHT LINE STITCH have recently emerged as free agents and are looking for a new label to call home. No strangers to touring and fresh off of their successful 2011 album, The Fight of Our Lives, the band is hitting the road again to give fans what they expect, a great show and good time. Joining them on the road is former STRAIGHT LINE STITCH guitarist Kris Norris (ex-Darkest Hour), back with the group for two months of shredding alongside Kris Hawkins. “I think as a band we are looking forward mostly to just getting back to basics, and at the very heart of that is hitting the road and letting everyone know that STRAIGHT LINE STITCH is still going strong,” states front woman Alexis Brown. “There are some new faces in the mix but the feeling and the essence of the band is still the same, which is to go out and give it all we’ve got.”

Catch the bands at one of the following dates listed below and enter at one of their merchandise tables for a chance to WIN a free signed Schecter guitar signed by both bands! (Courtesy of Schecter Guitars)
 
TOUR DATES
BLAMESHIFT DATES
May 24 - Wantagh, NY - Mulcahy's
May 25 - Joliett, PA - The Watering Hole
May 26 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
May 27 - Upper Marlboro, MD - Six Flags America
May 28 - Upper Marlboro, MD - Six Flags America
May 29 - Fayetteville, NC - The Rockshop
May 30 - Charlotte, NC - The Chop Shop
May 31 - Sandy Springs, GA - North River Tavern

THE NEVER SLEEP AGAIN TOUR W/STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
June 5 - Austin, TX - The Dirty Dog
June 6 - Harker Heights, TX - Ami's Hard Rock Club
June 7 - Fort Worth, TX – Tomcat’s West
June 8 - Corpus Christi, TX - Clicks Paradise Billiards
June 9 - Houston, TX - Mango's Cafe Houston
June 10 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
June 11 - Lubbock, TX - Jakes Sports Cafe and Backroom
June 13 - El Paso, TX - House of Rock
June 14 – Gallup, NM - The Juggernaut
June 15 - Scottsdale, AZ - Martini Ranch
June 16 - The Sanctuary - Las Vegas, NV
June 17 - San Diego, CA - The Griffin
June 20 - W Hollywood, CA - The Whisky A Go Go
 
 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Time To Start Thinking Warped!

So, it may not be quite summer yet, but it is time to start thinking about Warped Tour. For a change of pace this year there is no Los Angeles date on the tour, with a date in Irvine taking its place. There will also be the customary dates in San Diego(Chula Vista), Pomona and Ventura. While it is admittedly a bit sad that the So Cal dates will not include Rise Against or Lostprophets, there are alot of great bands playing our dates. Be sure to check out The Jukebox Romantics, one of the surprise highlights from a couple of years ago.


Vans Warped Tour 2012 Tour Dates

Jun 16Utah State Fairpark
Salt Lake City, UT
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Jun 17Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Denver, CO
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Jun 20Luxor Hotel Parking Lot
Las Vegas, NV
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Jun 21Orange County Great Park
Irvine, CA
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Jun 22Pomona Fairplex
Pomona, CA
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Jun 23AT&T Park Lot A
San Francisco, CA
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Jun 24Ventura County Fair
Ventura, CA
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Jun 27Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Chula Vista, CA
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Jun 28Camelback Ranch
Glendale, AZ
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Jun 29NMSU Practice Field
Las Cruces, NM
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Jun 30AT&T Center
San Antonio, TX
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Jul 01Reliant Center Parking Lot
Houston, TX
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Jul 03Gexa Energy Pavilion
Dallas, TX
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Jul 05Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Maryland Heights, MO
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Jul 06The Palace of Auburn Hills
Auburn Hills, MI
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Jul 07First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
Tinley Park, IL
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Jul 08Canterbury Park
Shakopee, MN
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Jul 09Sandstone Amphitheatre
Bonner Springs, KS
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Jul 10Klipsch Music Center
Noblesville, IN
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Jul 11Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
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Jul 12First Niagara Pavilion
Burgettstown, PA
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Jul 13PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ
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Jul 14Parterre Île Notre Dame at Parc Jean-Drapeau
Montreal, QC
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Jul 15The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Toronto, ON
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Jul 17Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Darien Center, NY
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Jul 18Toyota Pavilion
Scranton, PA
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Jul 19Comcast Center
Mansfield, MA
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Jul 20Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, NJ
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Jul 21Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY
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Jul 22The Comcast Theatre
Hartford, CT
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Jul 24Merriweather Post Pavilion
Columbia, MD
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Jul 25Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, VA
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Jul 26Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
Atlanta, GA
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Jul 27Central Florida Fairgrounds
Orlando, FL
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Jul 28Cruzan Ampitheatre
West Palm Beach, FL
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Jul 29Vinoy Park
St.Petersburg, FL
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Jul 30Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Charlotte,, NC
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Jul 31Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, OH
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Aug 01Marcus Amphitheatre
Milwaukee, WI
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Aug 04King County's Marymoor Park
Redmond, WA
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Aug 05Rose Quarter Riverfront
Portland, OR
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Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Story So Far Headed to Chain Reaction


The Story So Far Announce West Coast Summer Tour Dates
With Seahaven, Stickup Kid, Troubled Coast and Stateside


Fast-rising Northern California pop punks The Story So Far have announced a short west coast headline run of summer dates featuring support from Seahaven, Stickup Kid, Troubled Coast and Stateside. Dates kick off July 11 in Bakersfield and end July 15 in Berkeley.

The Story So Far will also be performing on all three days of the Bamboozle Festival this weekend in Asbury Park, NJ after which they will head over to the UK for Slam Dunk Festival. This fall, the band is confirmed to play the UK Vans Warped Tour event on November 10.

The Story So Far’s acclaimed debut LP Under Soil and Dirt is out now on Pure Noise Records.

May 18          Bamboozle  Asbury Park, NJ     
May 19          Bamboozle  Asbury Park, NJ     
May 20          Bamboozle  Asbury Park, NJ     

UK:
May 23          Trillions- Newcastle, UK
May 24          Moho Live    Manchester, United Kingdom   
May 25          Academy 2 Liverpool, United Kingdom         
May 26          Leeds University - Slam Dunk Festival    Leeds, United Kingdom               
May 27          Herts University - Slam Dunk Festical      Hatfield, United Kingdom  
May 28          Rescue Rooms        Nottingham, United Kingdom   
May 29          Glasgow ABC w/ Taking Back Sunday           Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 30          Asylum          Birmingham, United Kingdom   
May 31          Wedgewood Rooms        Portsmouth, United Kingdom    
Jun 01            CF 10 Cardiff, United Kingdom 
Jun 02            The Peel        Kingston, United Kingdom                      

West Coast Summer Headline Tour:



July 13- San Diego, CA @ Epicentre  (http://www.indierocktickets.com/product/the-story-so-far)

July 14- Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction (http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/124123?utm_medium=bks)

July 15- Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman St. (tickets available day of show only)


Nov 04           Rock City      Nottingham, United Kingdom               
Nov 05           Academy     Manchester, United Kingdom               
Nov 06           University       Leeds, United Kingdom   
Nov 07           Barrowland  Glasgow, United Kingdoms
Nov 09           University Great Hall          Cardiff, United Kingdom 
Nov 10           2012 Vans Warped Tour  London, United Kingdom