Nothing can ever change, or detract from the magic of the relationships that helped create the music that is The Used. For these beautiful memories, we will be forever grateful. As a result of mutual understanding, Quinn will not be returning to the band and Justin Shekoski will be taking his place. The journey so far has been amazing and we continue to feel very positive about what lies ahead in the future. As always, can't wait to see you on the road!
The Word Alive lead vocalist Telle Smith was injured during a stage dive in Pomona. Band releases statement saying they will continue to play scheduled shows with Telle.
"WE WILL NOT BE MISSING ANY SHOWS DUE TO Telle Smith BREAKING RIBS AND HIS BACK... He won't be moving much though so if you can come out and go extra hard we would love that!! We told you that if TWA ever has missed a show it was because we absolutely couldn't play and this should prove that!"
"Stage dive in Pomona, Telle landed on an elbow right on his back and two ribs. Broke one rib, fractured another and broke a bone in his spine."
Halogens will release their new, self-titled EP on January 9th via Why Bother Records. We are premiering their new song "Ayúdame!," which you can hear in the replies. The EP was produced by Gatherers’ Adam Cichocki. If you're really into Tiny Moving Parts or The Front Bottoms, this song is for you.
In addition to the initial week-one projection of almost 2.5 million, sources add that Sony projects it will sell an additional 1 million CDs over the following three weeks. By Christmas, 25 could be at 4 million units total.
In researching this story I heard of several, increasingly elaborate, techniques bands have used to sneak themselves and their equipment into the US. A common move is traveling separately without gear in order to look less like a band, sending band members over the border in separate cars or on planes and busses to deflect suspicion, and then picking them up on the other side. Once over the border, some bands have full second sets of equipment stashed with friends in the US. Others take advantage of Guitar Center's (a large American chain of musical instrument retailers) no-questions-asked 30 day return policy, buying an entire band’s worth of gear, keeping...
Punk Goes Christmas will be coming out on November 27th. A teaser is in the replies.
1. New Found Glory - “Nothing For Christmas”
2. All Time Low - “Fool’s Holiday”
3. Real Friends - “I Had A Heart”
4. Jarrod Alonge - “12 Days Of A Pop-Punk Christmas"
5. Man Overboard - “Father Christmas”
6. The Summer Set - “This Christmas”
7. Crown The Empire - “There Will Be No Christmas”
8. Yellowcard - “Christmas Lights”
9. August Burns Red - "Home Alone Theme"
10. Issues - “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays”
11. Jason Lancaster - “All I Can Give You”
12. Being As An Ocean - “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
13. The Ready Set - “I Don’t Wanna Spend Another...
Anti-Flag will be releasing Cease Fires on December 18th. The album is made up of b-sides and re-recorded material.
1. Coward In My Veins
2. The New Jim Crow
3. Kill The Rich
4. Twenty Years Of Hell
5. Bring Out Your Dead
6. The Consumer’s Song
7. Mumia’s Song
8. Wake Up
9. The WTO Kills Farmers
10. No Future
11. The Ink And The Quill (Be Afraid)
12. The Great Depression
13. The Ghosts Of Alexandria
14. Close My Eyes
"While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France. Our thoughts and hearts are first and foremost with our brother Nick Alexander, our record company comrades Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez, and all the friends and fans whose lives were taken in Paris, as well as their friends, families, and loved ones.
"Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of...
Better late than never right? Austin's FunFunFunFest weirded things up the first weekend of November, which is not an easy feat. Austin is known for being weird but has been losing it's weirdness lately, so FFF is always a welcome celebration. The lineup is always killer with curated stages: Black for punk, Blue for hip hop and electronic, Yellow for comedy, and Orange for indie and pop. This year was no exception, especially in the case of me just never leaving the Black Stage forever.
Unfortunately, due to both weather and illness, I was only able to hang out on Day 2 of the festival, but that meant Archers of Loaf, American Nightmare, American Football, Gogol Bordello, and NOFX....
These new movies won't just be sequels. That's not the way the transnational entertainment business works anymore. Forget finite sequences; now it's about infinite series. [...] Everywhere, studio suits are recruiting creatives who can weave characters and story lines into decades-spanning tapestries of prequels, side-quels, TV shows, games, toys, and so on. Brand awareness goes through the roof; audiences get a steady, soothing mainline drip of familiar characters.
Forget the business implications for a moment, though. The shared universe represents something rare in Hollywood: a new idea. It evolved from the...
At the Brooklyn show (12/11 at The Bell House) they'll be joined by Laura Stevenson, the Philly show (12/12 at the TLA) will have Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey, and Cambridge (12/13 at The Sinclair) will have The Front Bottoms singer Brian Sella. Tickets for all three shows are still available (click the venue links). Flyers for the latter two below. Brooklyn flyer coming soon.