Thursday, April 4, 2013

Authority Zero "The Tipping Point"

Something happens when bands have a history of significant lineup changes. You stop judging the band by how much you love the band, and start judging it by how much you love the work. With that being said, this may be the best Authority Zero record to date. While still maintaining their reggae-tinged leanings on a couple tracks, what they have done with THE TIPPING POINT (out this week), is to join the ranks of bands like Bad Religion and Pennywise, producing a grown-up punk rock. A little more melodic, a little more carefully crafted, and a little less angry perhaps than any of these guys may have been in their younger days.

The three best tracks on the album follow one another in positions 3 ("For the Kids"), 4 ("Struggle") , and 5 ("Lift One Up"), but this is really a good record front to back. Fans will get plenty of opportunity to hear this material live as Authority Zero hits the road for the "2013 Summer Sickness Tour" along with Versus The World, another band producing some truly impressive "grown up punk rock" these days.


For fans of: Bad Religion, Pennywise, Offspring





Authority Zero’s “2013 Summer Sickness Tour” Dates:
May 31 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
June 1 - Las Vegas, NV - Time Out Sports Bar
June 6 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
June 7 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
June 8 - Bakersfield, CA - Rockin Roots Fest
June 9 - Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk
June 11 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
June 12 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne
June 13 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7
June 14 - Boise, ID - The Reef
June 15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Bar Deluxe
June 16 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
June 18 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
June 19 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
June 20 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
June 21 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
June 22 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody
June 23 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
June 25 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
June 26 - Providence, RI - Fete
June 27 - New York, NY - Gramercy
June 28 - Philadelphia, PA - Hard Rock
June 29 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
June 30 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
July 2 - Nags Head, NC - Kelly’s
July 3 - Ocean City, MD - Seacrets Nite Club
July 5 - Virginia Beach, VA - Jewish Mother
July 9 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
July 10 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird
July 11 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham
July 12 - St. Petersburgh, FL - Jannus Live
July 13 - Satellite Beach, FL - Beach Bash
July 14 - Lake Worth, FL - Summer Daze Series
July 16 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl
July 18 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
July 19 - Dallas, TX - Trees
July 20 - Corpus Christi, TX - House of Rock
July 21 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Jr
July 23 - San Antonio, TX - Jacks
July 24 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
July 25 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
July 26 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theatre
July 27 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock

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