Green Day with Alkaline Trio (East Coast/Midwest) or the Dropkick Murphy's (Other Legs) and Broadway Calls (Whole Tour)
I can't be the only one whose daydreamed about a tour along these lines. It would fit all too perfectly. The Trio's darker, sarcastic pop-punk meshes with Green Day's earlier works and their more recent, grandiose efforts would surely win over Green Day's newer fans in a big ol' ampitheater. Similarly, the Murphy's style of punk rock n' roll is fit for huge ampitheaters and Green Day have been fans for years. I really can't believe these bands haven't toured together yet.
As for Broadway Calls? Well, fuck. They had a release on Adeline Records, reak of early Green Day, and would round out the bill nicely. Just sayin'.
Bad Religion and Pennywise with Strike Anywhere and A Wilhelm Scream
This beast of a tour would be a co-headliner of sorts. How perfect would this be? Bad Religion touring alongside their longtime friends in Pennywise with two of melodic hardcores brightest stars as support? More than that, it would be a relatively low-pressure way for Pennywise to road-test their new singer.
Rise Against with Polar Bear Club, Crime in Stereo, and P.O.S.
Similar to that last "dream team," this bill would bring together a handful of like-minded acts. Polar Bear Club's "post-hardcore" and Crime in Stereo's Brand Newish vibes of late are different enough to stand-out to fans at the show, but similar enough so as to not polarize the closeminded douchebags in Avenged Sevenfold t-shirts. As for P.O.S.? I'm yet to see him not be able to convert a crowd, and his mentality fits perfectly alongside the rest of the bands on the bill.
Say Anything with Motion City Soundtrack, I Am The Avalanche, and the Wonder Years
This tour would have to be in large clubs (thinks House of Blues) for sure. Four bands with a crunchy, power-pop-punk-type sound and smart lyrics. Maybe it's just me, but these bands all have similar vibes to them: Singers who question the outside world as much as themselves and a desire for self-improvement. And it would be a great tour for IATA before the release of that fabled album to get in front of more kids. I think I'm starting to think too much about these. Hah! I just think it would be cathartic...
Fuck, I think I just lost it. But hey. This is my daydream. What bands would you make tour together this summer?
Seriously. How great would that sound? Heartsounds covering Midtown's "Just Rock & Roll." If anyone can pull it off, it'd be them--they have the speed, the dual vocalists, the proficiency. I bet they'd have a pretty awesome take on it.
In fact, I'd rather have that happen instead of an actual Midtown reunion. Just because, y'know, that would seem fake to me. Shrug. Anyway. If you haven't heard Heartsounds. Get into it...
What do you think? Worthy of covering that song? I think they'd do it justice.
PS: Sorry for the hacky YouTube video. Anyone know how to embed musics into their bloggity-blog-blog?
01.) This shit needs to be more fun. I've started piecing together some music geek-driven "pieces" for the blog. I shall call them Hypotheticals. And they'll pretty much serve as a way to let my nerdy self analyze, critique, and daydream within a specific guideline of sorts. The first bit should be ready for tomorrow evening. Or Thursday. I'm a slacker.
02.) I'm nearing the five-mile marker with the running. And I'm up to 67 and 61 on the push-up and crunch fronts, respectively. What up, little victories?
03.) Newbury Comics failed me today. No Flatliners, no Menzingers. Sigh. But I did wind up picking up the new Murs album I had no idea was on the way.
04.) I missed Lost tonight. Why? See #1. It was worth it. I'll just need to avoid any and all human contact until I can play catch-up tomorrow evening.
05.) Anxiety has been creepin' up the past few nights right around this time. Why? Fucked if I know. I've cut back on caffeine. Wonder if that's it. Coupled with the quarter-life crisis thoughts all over again? Potentially.
06.) Strung Out is one of my all-time favorite "late night anxiety" bands. Something about the tension and urgency in the music, Jason's vocals...It makes everything feel just a tiny bit better.
07.) I picked up a pair of tickets to see Rich Vos a a small-ass comedy club here in Boston. I'm stoked to see that dolt on-stage for the first time. Seriously. He's not that bright. Check it out.