I saw The Menzingers on the second night of their headlining Rented World tour with Pup, Lemuria and Cayetana on Friday night at New York City's Webster Hall. Playing their biggest headlining show to date, the band put on an incredible performance with a near-perfect set list - check out my review in the replies.
What a band does on stage goes very far in determining whether they'll be a truly successful, A-list act. Writing a great record and having some hype around your name helps a band get to a place where they can go on good tours, play in bigger rooms and share their music with more people. Being a band that is more impressive on stage than on the record can help a group...
Another spoken word video for Morrissey's forthcoming album World Peace Is None Of Your Business has been revealed today. This clip sees a spoken word version of "Earth Is The Loneliest Planet" and features Pamela Anderson alongside Moz. Check it out here.
The 1975 have announced a huge North American tour as well as some UK dates playing their biggest venues yet, namely London's Alexandra Palace. Tickets are on sale this Friday and you can check out the dates in the replies.
To The Wind will releaseBlock Out The Sun & Sleep on July 22nd via Pure Noise Records. It was recorded and engineered by producer Kyle Black (Stick To Your Guns, Comeback Kid, Set Your Goals). Pre-orders are coming soon.
A statement on the show’s website confirmed the news that the production, which was to have started performances June 9 at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, was no longer going forward and that all ticket sales would be refunded.
Have around 20 songs recorded including the four posted. That means all the music for those 20 are completely finished. Vocals finished for around six of those. Then as of the last year or so since losing my father and some other things that have inspired me I have written a large handful of additional songs. (Roughly 15 or so more) I plan to record some of those and finish vocals to some of the best of the first batch. That leaves a lot of good B-sides and tracks leftover for 7" vinyl releases and to carry a few over into the future. Goal is to do some recording as...
Paramore's "Ain't It Fun" has hit #2 on Mediabase's rolling Top 40 airplay chart. The song trails only Justin Timberlake's "Not a Bad Thing" on the chart, which measures airplay at Top 40/pop radio for the seven days ending May 29th.
An artist claims he worked with and for My Chemical Romance in 2009 and has not received credit. Gerard Way has responded on Twitter by reaching out to the artist with, "Vasilis, I have now seen what you wrote. I think this is absolutely not the way this should be handled. Obvious we need to talk."
Time passes with no word of the record/project/anything and in the summer of 2010 I get word from a friend that "my video was out" I was in China at that point, trekking mountains that no whitey has seen before and it took me some time to get around some internet and around that stupid Chinese "no google" wall thing. I saw the video with what it looked like my guns, and my costume designs. I...
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This week's AbsolutePlaylist may feel a bit bizarre. Shaped around my night owl tendencies, "night moves" features the finest, darkest, and starkest cuts from some of my favorite artists - the type of music I want to listen to whether I'm driving aimlessly at 3 AM or lying in bed restless. Expect imperfect vocals, raw and ultra personal lyrics, loud/quiet/loud dynamics, and the unexpected. And one can only truly experience said playlist once the sun sets. Let's get weird in the replies.
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Thomas promises this is the last week his microphone will have an echo and I promise this is one of my favorite episodes of the AbsolutePunk Podcast yet. This week we talk about the Apple and Beats deal finalizing and how that plays into curated playlists vs full album listening habits. Then we touch on major labels and their structure and place in the industry before tackling the upcoming Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties album. We round out the conversation discussing if Blink-182 should just go on hiatus again, what other musical artists could maybe be billionaires someday, why Ronnie Radke is a moron, and why each of us choose to post something as news or to ignore it. The episode...
Nick and Kevin of Hit The Lights will be chatting in this thread at 8pm EST to talk about the band's new album, signing to Pure Noise Records and anything else you can think to ask them. Be sure to swing in and come say hey.
Update: The chat is now over. We'd like to thank Nick and Kevin for coming on and having a good time with everyone. Be sure to catch them on the "Skip School, Start Fights" tour and stay posted for more album updates as they're released.
Handguns have posted a new tour video recapping their time on tour with All Time Low and Man Overboard. Head to the replies to check it out. Don't forget that the band's new album, Life Lessons, can be pre-ordered and will be released on July 8th via Pure Noise Records.