Friday, August 31, 2012

Confide Reunite and Announce Kickstarter Campaign

Yes, the title is true! Confide have announced that they have reunited for another album. Suggestions that this may have been coming came up when the reunited to play a one off in Orange County not long ago, but it is now official. The band have set up a Kickstarter project, which has become an incredibly popular way to both fund and promote independent projects these days. With 29 days to go to raise their stated goal of $30,000 they have already raised a little over $7,000. There are plentiful rewards for your investment in their project including access to the album early, signed copies, and more unusual and creative options including a disposable camera with which they will take exclusive photos and send it to you. If you are really generous with the cash,  there is even a Disneyland trip with the band up for grabs for a $2,000 investment.

We will keep you informed as additional news breaks, including (fingers crossed) live shows.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

He Is We Announces New Lineup and Vocalist


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2012
HE IS WE ANNOUNCES NEW LINEUP
AND VOCALIST


TACOMA, WA - Like every band, one of the indiepop world’s recent breakout stars, HE IS WE, has gone through its share of ups and downs. From its early beginnings writing songs to post on YouTube to signing their record deal with Universal to releasing their debut My Forever, He Is We has had a lionshare of great things happening. Over the last few months, the band has gone through some rough patches due to ongoing health issues of vocalist Rachel Taylor, which made it impossible for her to tour. It was mutually agreed that He Is We should continue on their touring commitments, so in an unconventional move, the band decided to hire a touring vocalist. Together with their touring band Jake Randle (bass), Carman Kubanda (guitar) and Harrison Allen (drums), the chosen vocalist was Stevie Scott. Almost immediately, Stevie’s impact resonated with fans who welcomed her with open arms.

“Rachel is hands down one of the most talented individuals I know and have ever had the pleasure to work with,” explained acoustic guitarist/songwriter Trevor Kelly. “He Is We has been our baby since we were 18 and it's incredible to see how it has grown and affected people just as it has affected us.” With Rachel’s health making it impossible to continue, she has made the decision to leave the band. “Rachel has voiced that this is the right time to for her to step down for she has become unhealthy and restricted to what she can and cannot do with He Is We,” says Trevor. “I hope everyone supports her in this decision and continues to support her in any future endeavors she finds herself in.”

“As for the future of He Is We, I personally feel there is so much more work to be done,” he explains. “If there is one thing I'm certain of, it is the fact that I'm called to play music and share the message of love and compassion to whomever I can. So the band will continue as a full band with the guys (Jake, Harry, and Carman) contributing to writing, playing and touring as they deserve and understand the circumstances and message of He Is We. As for a singer, there is no one as genuine and honest I could think of to step up and take lead than Stevie Scott.”

“I feel so incredibly privileged and honored being asked to be a part of the He Is We family,” said Stevie. “This has been a dream come true of mine for quite some time. I'm so blessed and excited to get to add my colors and sounds to this next chapter in the He Is We story.”
Currently writing music for their sophomore album due in 2013, the newly-cemented band are hard at work focused on the next chapter for He Is We. “I know all of this seems unconventional and may be hard to understand,” he explains, “but as a fan, I want each and every one of you to know I will never give up and neither will anyone else on the He Is We team.”

Their debut album My Forever debuted on Billboard's Heatseekers Album Chart at #6 and on iTunes' Pop Album Chart at #3. They have been winning accolades in media from Alternative Press (“big enough for live sing-alongs and sweet enough for to soundtrack next year’s prom”) to AbsolutePunk (“For just a debut record, My Forever has set He Is We up for greatness”) to About.com (“If you love sweet, straightforward, melodic pop music, you owe it to yourself to listen to He Is We”).
HE IS WE is Trevor Kelly (acoustic guitar), Jake Randle (bass), Carman Kubanda (guitar), Harrison Allen (drums) and Stevie Scott (vocals). Their debut album My Forever was released on November 23, 2010 via Universal Republic .Records.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Zealand's Six60 Announce North AmericanTour Dates






 

   SIX60
NEW ZEALAND'S
ELECTRO-POP/SOUL/ROCK POWERHOUSE
ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
 
HIT SINGLE “FOREVER” USED IN RECENT INDIE 500 SPECIAL
MAJOR AIRPLAY ON ABC & ESPN
 
* GRAB THE FREE DOWNLOAD of “FOREVER” *
 (Approved to Embed and Post)
Debut Album Out Now
 
“…sonic hum of synthetic electro bass, acoustic guitar and soft, fluid vocal….Six60 plan to rock you into a new here and now…”
--- BRISBANE TIMES
 
“Lending rock with dubstep and other electronic sounds du jour. “Forever" reveals the group’s soulful side and innovative combination of musical styles.”
--- RCRD LBL
 
“Last night I went along to the HMV Forum to check out Six60s first London gig. I was there to witness, well, history in the making. For those of you who don’t know who Six60 are, you will soon enough! They were electric! EVERYONE was singing along. EVERYONE was happy. It was a wonderful moment. A true celebration of their first London gig. For a debut it doesn’t get much better.”
--- WHO IS SCOUT UK
 
 
New Zealand’s own cross-genre powerhouse Six60 will head full speed into North America in support of their self-titled release this coming October. Six60’s North American tour will bring them to major cities such as Boston, Vancouver, San Francisco, Brooklyn and more. Already gaining huge success in their homeland, the group is ready to take on the rest of the world with their unique blend of soul, rock, dub step and drum and bass.
 
The band’s infectious track “Forever” was featured on ABC & ESPN throughout Memorial Day Weekend in the Indie 500 special. You can check out the video here! Opening with gorgeous vocals, mixed with silky and harmonious guitars, “Forever” picks up with hammering beats and layered synths that will make your jaw drop. Six60’s music is versatile and vibrant, as their explosive guitars, thick beats and fierce vocals fill each inch of the room with pure and utter perfection. From heavy hitters like “Get,” to the hypnotic track “Run For It,” that channels Miike Snow, Six60 prove there is nothing they can’t accomplish.  Slick guitar riffs accompany smooth vocals to create music that will not only intrigue you, but become an instant favorite.
 
Six60 Live and Massive… coming to a city near you…
 
TOUR DATES WITH TICKET LINKS:

Tuesday, October 2: Bellingham WA – The Roost
 
Wednesday, October 3: Vancouver BC - The Railway Club
 
Thursday, October 4: Portland OR - White Eagle Saloon
 
Saturday, October 6: San Francisco CA - Hotel Utah
 
Sunday, October 7: Silverlake CA - The Bootleg
 
Wednesday, October 10: Brooklyn NY - Union Hall
 
Thursday, October 11: Fairfield, CT – Stage One
 
Friday, October 12: Hartford CT - Arch Street Tavern
 
Sunday, October 14: Boston MA - The Great Scott
 
Sunday, October 21: Toronto ON - The Rivoli
 
 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Limousines On Kickstarter

Back in 2010 The Limousines made our Top 10 Albums of the year, with their first full-length Get Sharp. They are now working on their second full-length, Hush, and are using Kickstarter to fund the project. We here at Blind Carrot  are big supporters of Kickstarter projects. It is an excellent way for artists to seek alternative funding for projects that they choose to keep independent from the label system. Like prior projects we have recommended, The Limousines are offering some awesome rewards based on your level of investment, but the true reward is getting to help these awesome guys continue to do what they love....make music and bring it to you.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Further Seems Forever So Cal Tickets

In support of their upcoming 10/23 release of Penny Black, Further Seems Forever will be playing two So Cal dates in late October;

The Troubadour in West Hollywood on 10/27 (on sale 8/30)
House of Blues Anaheim on 10/28  (on sale 8/29)

It would be wise to jump on these tickets as soon as they go on sale, as both show are predicted to sell out quite quickly.






The tickets are currently available on presale through Ducat King if you would like to nail them down now:
http://furtherseemsforever.frontgatetickets.com/index.php

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Adicts: All The Young Droogs

Very few bands survive to see 35 years in the topsy-turvy music world, but that is exactly what The Adicts are celebrating this year, along with the release of their 10th studio album, All The Young Droogs.
Due out on September 11th, a bit of a punk statement in and of itself, All The Young Droogs, offers up a number of tasty treats for the long term fan and newbie alike. There is an undeniable charm to this album. Unlike many of the punk bands from their era who sounded like they would rather break a bottle over your head than share one with you, The Adicts come off as guys that would be a great deal of fun to hang out with. Maybe some of that is a mellowing with age, but that mellowing does not mean this album is not a relevant addition to their catalog. The lead track "Battlefield W1" is probably the strongest song of the album, but the entire disc brims with the wit and character that The Adicts have become known for over the years.

With just 23 days left to participate in their Pledge Music campaign, now is the time to get your pre-orders in. Like Kickstarter, the Pledge Music campaign lets you get yourself hooked up with all kinds of cool packages included signed cds, handwritten lyric sheets, and even a house show if you are flush with cash.
The Adicts are set to invade the US in a little over a week with a handful of shows in the So Cal area, so be sure to turn up and check these guys out live.

9/6 House of Blues - San Diego
9/7 House of Blues - Anaheim
9/10 Key Club - Los Angeles
9/11 Key Club - Los Angeles

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Ataris Hit So Cal, etc.

The Ataris are coming, The Ataris are coming! You get four So Cal opportunities to see this supremely underappreciated band in early September. This is just a wee part of their very busy fall, so if you are outside of our So Cal base, be sure to check out the tour flyer to see if they're coming to your town.

9/6 Slidebar - Fullerton
9/7 Soda Bar - San Diego
9/8 The Vault - Temecula
9/9 The Roxy - West Hollywood


Friday, August 24, 2012

New Years Day Announce Tour Dates


NEW YEARS DAY is proud to announce they will join BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR, JEFFREE STAR and DAVEY SUICIDE on "The Scene Is Dead Tour."  Passing through nearly 50 states in the US, the first leg of the tour will be mid-October through early-November and the second leg will run late-November to mid-December. A list of dates can be seen below.

Vocalist Ash Costello adds, "The fans truly wanted us on tour with Blood On The Dance Floor again and BOTDF have become like family to us. So of course we're excited to hit road with them this fall! The world isn't even ready for what's to come."

The band has recently finished their new album with Erik Ron [out early 2013] and follow up to their 2011 release, The Mechanical Heart EP.  Pulling influences from My Chemical Romance, AFI and Queen, NEW YEARS DAY has a unique, memorable sound that combines key elements of chamber pop and dark electronics.  UnderTheGunReview.net says NEW YEARS DAY has a "catchy and accessible sound that is downright infectious," and AbsolutePunk.net says of vocalist Ash Costello, "The girl can sing, there is no way of getting around it."

Tickets for the tour are on sale at: http://bloodonthedancefloor.cinderblock.com/

"The Scene Is Dead 2012" Tour Dates:
11-Oct / ALBUQUERQUE, NM / SUNSHINE THEATER
12-Oct / TULSA, OK / THE COMPOUND
13-Oct / HOUSTON, TX / WAREHOUSE LIVE
14-Oct / SAN ANTONIO, TX / WHITE RABBIT
17-Oct / ORLANDO, TX / THE BEACHAM
18-Oct / ATLANTA, GA / THE MASQUERADE
19-Oct / ST. PETERSBURG, FL / STATE THEATRE
20-Oct / JACKSONVILLE, FL / FREEBIRD LIVE
21-Oct / GREENSBORO, NC / GREENE STREET CLUB
24-Oct / BUFFALO, NY / XTREME WHEELS
25-Oct / HARTFORD, CT / THE WEBSTER
26-Oct / NEW YORK CITY, NY / THE STUDIO @ WEBSTER HALL
27-Oct / ALLENTOWN, PA / CROCODILE ROCK CAFÉ
28-Oct / BALTIMORE, MD / SOUNDSTAGE
29-Oct / SYRACUSE, NY / WESTCOTT THEATER
31-Oct / LANCASTER, PA / CHAMELEON CLUB
1-Nov / COLUMBUS, OH / A&R BAR
2-Nov / CHICAGO, IL / REGGIES ROCK CLUB
3-Nov / CLEVELAND, OH / PEABODY'S
7-Nov / SCOTTSDALE, AZ / AZMARTINI RANCH

21-Nov / LAS VEGAS, NV / HARD ROCK CAFÉ
23-Nov / SALT LAKE CITY, UT / IN THE VENUE
24-Nov / COLORADO SPRINGS, CO / BLACK SHEEP
25-Nov / DENVER, CO / SUMMIT MUSIC HALL
28-Nov / ANN ARBOR, MI / THE BLIND PIG
1-Dec / THE COLONY, TX / CENTENNIAL HALL (FAIR PARK)
5-Dec / SPOKANE, WA / NORTHWEST EVENTS CENTER
8-Dec / SEATTLE, WA / STUDIO SEVEN
12-Dec / POMONA, CA / GLASS HOUSE
13-Dec / LOS ANGELES, CA / EL REY THEATER
14-Dec / SAN DIEGO, CA / SOMA SIDE STAGE
15-Dec / TUCSON, AZ / THE ROCK

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON IN THE FOLLOWING MARKETS:
ST. LOUIS, MO
BOISE, ID
PORTLAND, OR
SACRAMENTO, CA

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Official Sites:

"Let's Get Dead" Music Video: http://youtu.be/rD1J82TihcE
"Two In The Chest, One In The Head" Music Video:  http://youtu.be/SwKMdjXYEcg  


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Versus The World Announces Fall US Tour with MxPx Allstars and Unwritten Law


VERSUS THE WORLD ANNOUNCES FALL U.S. TOUR DATES WITH MXPX ALLSTARS AND UNWRITTEN LAW

August 9, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Southern California rock band Versus The World has announced they will join MxPx Allstars and Unwritten Law on a fall U.S. tour in support of their new album, Drink. Sing. Live. Love., which was released on July 31 from Viking Funeral Records.  

Versus The World recently wrapped up a tour with labelmates Authority Zero preceding the release of their new album, Drink. Sing. Live. Love, which has catapulted the band to the forefront of alternative rock as one of the hottest up-and-coming bands in the genre.  

The band recently released an explosive new video for their new single, “A Fond Farewell,” which can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/TXiT3VIxl5g

Drink. Sing. Live. Love., is available now at major retail stores, iTunes, Amazon.com and VikingFuneralStore.com.  

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Versus The World Tour Dates (w/MXPX, Unwritten Law):
Oct 29 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
Oct 31 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
Nov 1 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Nov 2 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Nov 3 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Nov 4 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
Nov 6 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
Nov 7 - Detroit, MI - Shelter
Nov 8 - Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
Nov 9 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird

For More Information:
http://versustheworld.com/
https://www.facebook.com/vstheworldmusic
https://twitter.com/vstheworld
http://vikingfuneralrecords.com/

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Yellowcard Debuts at #10


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2012
"[Southern Air] takes all of the elements that make special as a band and pushes them further, creating a unique work that showcases why they have been around for so long. (10/10)” - Under The Gun Review
“You will be hard pressed to find any flaws in this record… Yellowcard has really out done themselves this time..."- Bring On Mixed Reviews
"Southern Air is Yellowcard’s greatest album... This is the best pop-punk album of 2012, and it’s a veteran band putting on a clinic for everyone to listen. (9.5/10)" - Absolutepunk

DEBUTS AT #10 ON BILLBOARD's TOP 200

Riding on a crest of overwhelmingly positive acclaim since their return from hiatus last year, YELLOWCARD have clenched a #10 debut on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart with their new album SOUTHERN AIR (released August 14, 2012 on Hopeless Records). Their fifth album to reach Top 20 (and second in the Top 10), this chart position is especially important as it’s proof positive that the band’s re-emergence wasn’t a short-lived novelty but a full-fledged return to form.

Says Ryan Key (vocalist/guitarist), “We were just discussing what the percentage might be of musicians that achieve having a Top 10 record on the Billboard Top 200 in their career. Then we were discussing what the percentage of us that have two of them. Southern Air has officially charted as the Number 10 record in the States for its first week. That makes twice in our career we have been in the company of those artists among that percentage. When searching for a word, ‘surreal’ seems to be the best choice. Yellowcard was very literally a garage band in 2000 when we signed our first recording contract. This moment is one that we are not taking lightly and one we will never forget. You all, our fans, have carried us to heights we never thought imaginable. So, ‘Bottoms up tonight, I drink to you and I’, a toast to all of you for helping us achieve this incredible thing. Thank you.”
In the US alone this week, Southern Air has logged the #10 Top Current Album, #2 Current Rock Album, #2 Current Alternative Album, #2 Vinyl Album, and #2 Indie Label Current Album. Elsewhere, the album has had Top 100 debuts in the UK, Canada and Japan, and is trending towards a Top 50 debut in Germany and Australia (whose charts will be determined at week’s end).
Southern Air also has the distinction of being one of the best reviewed Yellowcard albums with some media outlets touting it early for Album of the Year consideration. Alternative Press, in its four star review, praised “[Southern Air is] on par with 2003’s beloved Ocean Avenue.” PopMatters proclaimed in their 9 out of 10 review, “[Southern Air] is not only the best album of the band’s career, but an album that very well may shape the future of the genre.” All Music Guide declared, “while Yellowcard's songs still retain the youthful, emo-rock enthusiasm and catchy melodicism that marked the best of their earlier work, there is a weightiness and expansive gaze to many of the songs on Southern Air… It's a winning formula.” Alter the Press bestowed a flawless 5 out of 5 and stated, “Yellowcard has already given 2012 a run for its money with Southern Air.”
Yellowcard is Ryan Key (vocals/guitar), Sean Mackin (violin), Longineu (“LP”) Parsons (drums), Ryan Mendez (guitar) and Josh Portman (bass). Southern Air was produced by Neal Avron and features guest vocals from Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low), Cassadee Pope (Hey Monday), and Tay Jardine (We Are The In Crowd). It was released via Hopeless Records on August 14, 2012.


Yellowcard On Tour
Nov 2 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel & Casino @ Vinyl
Nov 3 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues - LA
Nov 5 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
Nov 6 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Nov 7 Austin, TX Emo’s East
Nov 9 Tampa, FL Jannus Live!
Nov 10 Orlando, FL House of Blues, Orlando
Nov 12 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Nov 13 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
Nov 15 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
Nov 16 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory
Nov 17 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
Nov 18 Boston, MA House of Blues
Nov 20 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Nov 21 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Nov 23 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Nov 24 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Nov 25 Sauget, IL Pop’s
Nov 27 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
Nov 28 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex, Rockwell
Nov 30 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Dec 1 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Dec 2 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
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yellowcardrock.com
facebook.com/yellowcard
twitter.com/yellowcard
HopelessRecords.com

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

We Love The Butcher

In case you have not heard the story, Andy Mrotek (affectionately known as The Butcher), former drummer of The Academy Is, was brutally attacked and mugged in Milwaukee recently. Like most musicians, he did not have health insurance and is facing insurmountable medical bills to cope with the extremely serious injuries he incurred. To help cover the costs, Fueled By Ramen, and a bunch of his friends and former bandmates from such notable acts as The Academy Is, Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes, Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco have come together to design and release a tshirt, the proceeds of which will go directly to covering Andy's medical expenses. More detailed information about his injuries as well as a paypal account if you just have a little extra cash you could donate are all on the Fueled By Ramen Site, as well as the store to buy the shirt.  Show the LOVE!

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Wedding Signs to Tooth & Nail Records


For Immediate Release

The Wedding Signs to Tooth & Nail Records
New LP No Direction Out September 25



Rock outfit The Wedding have signed with Tooth & Nail Records and will release their label debut No Direction on September 25th.

The Wedding first formed in 2008 and despite a few lineup changes, quickly created a stir with their soaring rock anthems.  The band finally hit its stride with the addition of front man Matt Shelton (formerly of Island Records’ Letter Kills.)

On the album’s title, Shelton explains, "No Direction" means cutting ties with the idea that you can prepare your life in such a way to keep you from danger.  As C.S. Lewis said, it's an illusion of safety. We are meant to live life unabashed and free, and this can only happen in the face of danger; which to most is the idea of not knowing where you are going. It is when we have No Direction at all and still we press on, trusting that the great unknown will be our rescue and not the demise we are so fearful of. We went into making this record with complete reckless abandon. We tried to write the record that we wanted and needed to hear.”

"We are stoked to join the family at Tooth & Nail. It's exciting to get to make the records we want to make with so many good friends," says Shelton. 

Consisting of 12 tracks, No Direction was produced by Jasen Rauch (Breaking Benjamin) at Harker House Studios in Springfield, TN, and features guest vocals by Dan Marsala of The Story Of The Year on the track “The Lesser Worth.”

Cover art:



No Direction Track Listing:

1. No Direction
2. The End
3.  The Lesser Worth (feat. guest vocals by Dan Marsala of The Story of The Year)
4.  The Raconteur
5. Hang on Love
6.  The Wildest Ocean
7.  Mors Tua Nos Vita
8. Kill Any Excuse
9. Heartbreak In Melody
10. Don’t Let Me Down
11. Young and Dangerous
12. Distance and Resolution


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Act As If To Play KROQ Locals Only Show

There is yet another free show we want you to know about coming to LA. This one is on Wednesday 8/22/12 at On The Rox (Upstairs at The Roxy) and features our good friends Act As If. The show starts at 8:30 pm. We have been following the band for ages so it's great to see KROQ giving them some love by featuring them on Locals Only.

photo by Preston McClusky

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Cab Free Show In Los Angeles

The Cab have announced that they will be playing a free show in Los Angeles on August 24th. It will be held on the outside stage at 5 Towers at Universal City Walk. You are encouraged to get there early.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Summer Set Signs to Fearless Records


Fearless Records is excited to announce the signing of The Summer Set.  

"I couldn't be more excited to be a part of the Fearless family! Fearless and Bob Becker have supported The Summer Set since the beginning, so it's great to have found a new home. John and I have been in LA all summer writing some of the best songs we've ever written. We can't wait to release this record on a great new label and celebrate by drinking Corona's on Bob's boat. Cheers!" - Brian Dales, Lead Singer 

The Summer Set Signs To Fearless Records

Composed of Brian Dales (Vocals), John Gomez (Guitar, Piano, Back up vocals), Josh Montgomery (Guitar), Stephen Gomez (Bass), and Jess Bowen (Drums), the Scottsdale, AZ pop rock quintet have quickly become a phenomenon throughout the independent music scene. Formed by brothers John and Stephen Gomez, and Jess Bowen as teenagers, the band released their first full-length Love Like This (Razor & Tie) in 2009, and sophomore album Everything's Fine (Razor & Tie) in 2011, and honed their irresistible brand of rosy pop punk through major television syncs on "Dancing With The Stars", MTV's "Jersey Shore", "10 on Top", and "Hard Times of RJ Berger." The band is currently in the studio working on a new album, expected in early 2013 on Fearless Records.   

No strangers to the stage, The Summer Set have toured with the likes of Plain White T's, We The Kings, The Cab, and Cartel. This fall will be no different as the band will continue their non-stop touring to both South America and then to the U.K. with Mayday Parade, culminating in a full U.S. tour with All Time Low, The Downtown Fiction, and Hit The Lights. 


Next Generation Fest (Brazil & Chile) w/ Mayday Parade
Sept 09 - Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Caupolican
Sept 14 - Curitiba, Brazil @ Espaco Van Gogh
Sept 15 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ HSBC Brasil
Sept 16 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Circo Voador

UK Tour w/ Mayday Parade
Oct 02 - Oxford, UK @ Oxford O2 Academy 2
Oct 03 - Stoke, UK @ Sugarmill
Oct 04 - London, UK @ London Electric Ballroom
Oct 05 - Kingston, UK @ The Peel
Oct 06 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
Oct 07 - Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow Garage
Oct 08 - Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
Oct 09 - Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool O2 Academy 2
Oct 10 - Birmingham, UK @ Library @ Institute
Oct 11 - Norwich, UK @ Waterfront
Oct 12 - Cardiff, UK @ Great Hall 2
Oct 13 - Bournemouth, UK @ Old Fire Station


The Rockshow At The End Of The World Tour w/ All Time Low, The Downtown Fiction, 
& Hit The Lights
Oct 15 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Oct 16 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Oct 17 - Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall
Oct 21 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Oct 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Oct 23 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Oct 24 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Oct 26 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Oct 27 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Oct 28 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Oct 30 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Oct 31 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Nov 01 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Nov 02 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Nov 03 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Nov 04 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Nov 06 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 07 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 09 - Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
Nov 10 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
Nov 11 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Nov 13 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Nov 14 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Nov 15 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Nov 16 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
Nov 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Nov 18 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Nov 20 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Nov 21 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Nov 23 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cassadee Pope Auditions For The Voice

Cassadee Pope has followed in the footsteps of Juliet Simms and Dia Frampton and auditioned for The Voice. Her first appearance will be in early September when the show returns, so be sure to tune in and see how she does. Despite her recent solo adventures, Hey Monday have not broken up (as far as anyone knows), so perhaps a bit of tvq will gain some notoriety for the singer and her band. We wish her the best of luck as we dip into the archives to bring you a few never before seen shots from Warped Tour 2010.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mercies To Play The Detroit Bar September 6th


MERCIES
Announce Summer Tour 2012! 
 
  
September 6th| The Detroit Bar |Costa Mesa, CA
   
Support Mercies' Tour & Upcoming 7", here: http://kck.st/SN3bXm

"Evoking the Balkan vibrato of Beirut and the Appalachian splendor of Fleet Foxes, these folkies deliver on their latest album."
- AOL Music

"One of those releases that engages [you] within a few bars; immediately feeling like something special. Something important. Something to keep around, something to tell your best friends about."
- My Old Kentucky Blog


The indie trio known as Mercies will be heading out on a cross-country summer tour through August-September. They will be playing at The Detroit Bar on September 6th. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: www.MerciesMusic.comYou can also help support the band's tour and upcoming 7", here: http://kck.st/SN3bXm.

Tucked in the woods of northern Connecticut is the barn/recording studio/rehearsal space that Mercies calls home. Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Josh Rheault, with the help of his family and friends, restored the barn in the Fall and Winter of 2010/2011. Not only were 2x4's cut, concrete poured, and electricity run, but Mercies found it's humble beginnings through this restoration process.

Mercies began in the winter of 2009 when friend, collaborator, and drummer, Sammy Dent, joined Rheault. The duo spent the Fall and Winter of 2010/2011 recording their debut album Three Thousand Days in the space now simply and affectionately referred to as "The Barn."    
           
Now joined by bassist, Jordan Flower, Mercies have a debut album, Three Thousand Days, and EP, The Ballet, under their belt. Chronicled on Three Thousand Days is this intense and creative period for both Rheault and Dent, a moment-in-time aided by family and friends. Lyrically, Three Thousand Days spawns from a time of uncertainty and change. "It sort of, wraps up a specific period of my life while transitioning to a new one," explains Rheault. "Sleep", track two on the record, simply describes sleepless nights, while "Animals", track three, is the feeling of lacking uniqueness.

With the follow up of The Ballet, you will find a little bit of new, old, and just as the title states, music for a ballet. The EP features "Music for a Ballet: Light" and "Music for a Ballet: Dark". Both pieces make up the composition for The Charlottesville Ballet choreographed by Audrey Fenske.

Not wasting any time, Mercies have already begun to write material for their album. With their sights set on more collaboration with dance companies, other multimedia projects, scoring films, and touring to support both Three Thousand Days and The Ballet, the future is looking bright for the ambitious trio.

Mercies will be heading out on tour from August-September. Please go to www.MerciesMusic.com for more updates.

Tour Dates:

8/13                        The Outer Space                        Hamden, CT
8/19                        Pianos                                          New York, NY
8/21                        The Grape Room                        Philadelphia, PA
8/22                        Windup Space                             Baltimore, MD
8/23                        The Canal Club                           Richmond, VA
8/24                        Snug Harbor                                Charlotte, NC
8/25                        The Drunken Unicorn                Atlanta, GA
8/26                        The Globe                                   Athens, GA
8/28                        Foobar                                         Nashville, TN
8/29                        Hi-Tone Café                              Memphis, TN
8/30                        Maxine's                                      Hot Springs, AR
8/31                        Club De Ville                              Austin, TX
9/1                          The Percolator                           El Paso, TX
9/2                          The Sail Inn                                 Tempe, AZ
9/4                          The Ruby Room                          San Diego, CA
9/5                          Boardner's                                   Hollywood, CA
9/6                          The Detroit Bar                         Costa Mesa, CA
9/7                          Bottom of the Hill                        San Francisco, CA
9/9                          Blue Lamp Lounge                      Sacramento, CA
9/11                        High Dive                                     Seattle, WA
9/12                        Sam Bonds Garage                     Eugene, OR
9/13                        Red Room                                    Boise, ID
9/14                        Kilby Court                                  Salt Lake City, UT
9/15                        Lion's Lair                                    Denver, CO
9/16                        The Waiting Room                     Omaha, NE
9/18                        The Outland                                Springfield, MO
9/19                        The Burlington                            Chicago, IL
9/20                        The Garden Bowl                       Detroit, MI
9/21                        Rancho Relaxo                            Toronto, ON
9/22                        Copperfield's                               Boston, MA


WHAT: MERCIES

WHERE: The Detroit Bar |843 W. 19th St.| Costa Mesa, CA

WHEN: Thursday, September 6th



Monday, August 13, 2012

Bad Books Announce Album Release and Fall Shows

Bad Books have announced fall tour dates in support of the October 9th album release of Bad Books II. Their Los Angeles date will find them returning to The Troubadour where they put on a phenomenal show back in January of 2011. Owing to the fact that this is not a band you get a lot of opportunities to see, and who sold out quite quickly last year, it would be best to nail down tickets early.





To buy tickets CLICK HERE: http://badbooks.ducatking.com/

October 6, 2012 @ Neumos Seattle, WA
October 7, 2012 @ Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
October 9, 2012 @ Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
October 10, 2012 @ Troubadour W Hollywood, CA
October 11, 2012 @ The Irenic San Diego, CA
October 12, 2012 @ The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
October 16, 2012 @ The Parish @ House of Blues New Orleans, LA
October 17, 2012 @ Zydeco Birmingham, AL
October 18, 2012 @ Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN
October 19, 2012 @ The Masquerade - Hell Stage Atlanta, GA

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Early Bird Catches The Worm....or In This Case, The Mayday Parade

The shows may not be coming till November, but its time to jump on it and pick up tickets for Mayday Parade. This is a great chance to see them live, for all of you who missed them due to their early set time at the Irvine stop of Warped Tour.The boys will be playing House of Blues LA on November 20th (with an early start time) and the Yost Theater in Santa Ana on November 21st.

You can locate tickets by clicking on either of the preceding links. Mayday Parade will be sharing the stage with The Maine for both of these shows. The full lineup of dates for the tour is available on the Mayday Parade website.



Saturday, August 11, 2012

INTO IT. OVER IT. ANNOUNCES TOUR AND LIMITED EDITION “52 WEEKS” VINYL BOX SET

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:  Austin@SecretServicePR.com

INTO IT. OVER IT. ANNOUNCES TOUR AND LIMITED EDITION “52 WEEKS” VINYL BOX SET

August 10, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Chicago based indie-rock outfit Into It. Over It, also known as singer-songwriter Evan Weiss, will hit the road in October for his first ever headlining tour with a full band.  Additionally, Into It. Over It. will release a limited edition vinyl box set for his epic release 52 Weeks, which includes 4 LPs and a 52 page art book, on October 16 via No Sleep Records.  Fans can pre-order their copy of 52 Weeks from No Sleep Records now at http://bit.ly/ObJwkQ.  Doghouse Records will also be releasing 200 copies of the box set on double cassette, which can be pre-ordered here: http://bit.ly/QNlIDj.

52 Weeks is an adventure Weiss set out on in 2007, when he decided to embark on a year long project that would eventually result in his writing, recording and releasing one new song every week.  By the end of his experiment, Weiss garnered over 300,000 unique downloads on his own.  No Sleep approached Weiss about releasing the project as a limited edition double CD in 2009, which quickly sold out as word of mouth spread.

Continued demand for the music from fans, prompted Weiss and No Sleep Records to create an incredible, limited edition vinyl box set that captures the essence of dedication and hard work Weiss put into the project.  The high quality release features the 52 tracks spread out over four pieces of vinyl along with a 52 page book that captures the journey Weiss took four years ago.

"It's coming up on the projects 5 year anniversary,” says Weiss.  “I'm glad we can finally give it the release that it deserves. This thing was made for vinyl."

The surprise release comes on the heels of Into It. Over It.’s first headlining tour as a full band.  Weiss, a prolific indie-rock troubadour has quickly gone from solo how show veteran to performing shows in front of thousands around the world, will take his music another step forward, continually evolving his sound as one of indie-rock’s most promising up-and-coming acts.

Watch a teaser for the upcoming tour at http://nosleeprecords.com/iioifullband/ and stay informed with all things Into It. Over It. at http://intoitoverit.com/.

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Into It. Over It. Tour Dates:
Oct 17 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class
Oct 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Unitarian Church
Oct 19 - New York, NY - Santos Party House (CMJ)
Oct 20 - Boston, MA - Middle East/Upstairs
Oct 21 - Hartford, CT - Webster Underground
Oct 22 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Oct 23 - Richmond, VA - The Camel
Oct 24 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
Oct 25 - Orlando, FL - Will’s Pub
Oct 26 - Gainesville, FL - The Fest
Oct 27 - Gainesville, FL - The Fest
Oct 28 - Gainesville, FL - The Fest
Oct 29 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl
Oct 30 - Louisville, KY - The Vernon Club
Oct 31 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen