If you are planning to attend Arcade Fire's upcoming 2014 North American tour, you better be prepared to dress up a little. If you click on any of the dates on Ticketmaster, you'll notice it says "Night of Show: Please wear formal attire or costume" - a request the band also made of the fans whom attended the smaller, exclusive shows this past fall. While dressing up was mandatory for those attending the smaller shows, no such clarification has been made about these upcoming arena shows (will a concert-goer be turned away at the door for not dressing up?).
The "Brand New doesn't care about their fans and are in it for the money" crowd are gonna have to eat some crow on this one. A fan who bought tickets for the discography shows in California called to try and change the will-call name for his ticket and was told that the band has "strictly enforced" that name changes on tickets (the name on the will call list that was selected during purchase) will not apply to these shows to try and deter scalpers. They told him specifically that the portion of their policy that discusses name changes to will-call tickets "does NOT apply to this show. The band has strictly enforced this. Name changes may NOT be done."
When I clicked on the link, and read the headline, I was at a loss for words. “Harry Corrigan from long Island bands is a sexual assaulter.” I was at a loss because this just isn’t true. I’m letting you know beforehand that some of the details I write in this post are explicit, but, I’m going to recount exactly what happened on the night of July 23rd, 2012.
Update: The other side to this story has been posted on her Tumblr. Trigger warning: Sexual assault descriptions.
Morrissey has written a long letter that at least starts with addressing the photos have have been circulating of the American TV presenter, Melissa Bachman, having shot and killed a male lion.
I am not ashamed to admit that newspaper photographs in recent days of American TV presenter Melissa Bachman laughing as she stands over a majestic lion that had been stalked and shot dead by Bachman herself left me tearful. Although I have previously felt enraged by the asininity of U.S. congressman Paul Ryan, and political fluffhead Sarah Palin - both of whom also kill beings for fun, there is something especially lamentable about the Bachman smile of pride as the lion - a symbol of strength,...
The "return of emo" craze is officially upon us and NPR has weighed in with an article.
Emo is still such a boy's club. In some ways it was intended (as much as an incidental development in music can have "intention") to open up hardcore so that it couldn't possibly remain this flexing center of machismo. Instead, by the '00s it was a ton of bands composed of dudes wishing incredible ill on women. It's maybe getting better. There seems to have been at least a lyrical shift. For instance, The World Is a Better Place orients itself around self-analysis. There are a bunch of pop-punk bands doing a reflexive Springsteen thing parallel to this, where all of the songs are about not knowing...
Polar Bear Club's new album, Death Chorus, hits stores tomorrow (you will be able to read my review on the record later tonight), and a lot of discussion has focused on vocalist Jimmy Stadt's cleaner vocal delivery. So Stadt released a statement about the new vocal direction, which you can read in the replies.
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t an excuse or an apology, we in PBC back this record 100 percent including the vocals. If it isn’t your thing then that’s fine, it’s completely fine if you prefer older records to this one! What isn’t fine though is the idea that we’re trying to “get big” or “go mainstream” or “Rise Records changed us” yadda yadda yadda. I feel stupid that I even have...
The Story So Far is currently on their headlining tour with Stick To Your Guns, Such Gold, Rotting Out, and Heart to Heart, and I got the chance to sit down with Stick To Your Guns drummer George Schmitz and The Story So Far bassist Kelen Capener and had them interview each other. The resulting conversation can be listened to in the replies.
In celebration of Terror's upcoming direct support slot on Suicidal Tendencies "Slam City" tour, we're giving away two merch packs, courtesy of Victory Records. Each pack includes an autographed t-shirt, copy of the band's new album Live By The Code, and an autographed poster. Just write a comment on this post (one per user), and we'll choose a couple of winners.
Update: We have a couple winners - Thanks for playing!
Even with Brand New's shows in California being will-call shows -- it looks like there's a loophole that's led to some tickets showing up online. Now, we've just been informed by AP.net user "Mister Lyrical" that people are selling fake tickets to the shows by posting relatively cheap prices on Craigslist and trying to scam people with counterfeits. His story is below and we just want to urge everyone to be careful out there -- don't want anyone getting fucked over.
Multiple "sellers" sent me pictures of the tickets they supposedly possessed. For starters, hard printed tickets aren't being sent out until two weeks before the shows. Both told me they had bought through TicketMaster....
Keenan acknowledges the band doesn't necessarily need to release new material to fill an arena – they took their dark, psychedelic show on the road as recently as earlier this year. "But as an artist you don't want to become a greatest hits version of yourself, either," he says. "You want to push the boundaries. You want to figure out how can you challenge yourself to discover something new, discover something different about yourself. What are your limitations? What avenues can you push and expand? That is life. I don't have any interest in coasting yet."
According to three or four news submitters, Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band had their car broken into in Washington DC over the weekend. I haven't seen any mention of this on Twitter or Facebook though, has anyone heard anything or found a way to donate some money to the band?
The Ataris have cancelled their Australian tour dates. The booking agent posted a message on the band's Facebook page.
I don't particularly feel comfortable speaking for the band right now, but someones gotta say something. Point blank. The Ataris will not be performing on any dates of the Hits & Pits Festival 2.0 in Australia. I realize the rumors will start to swirl so here are the simple facts. Fact #1. It's very known amongst Ataris fans that Kristopher Roe of The Ataris has an extreme fear of flying. Fact #2. On Sunday night, his original flight out of LAX had engine failure and needed to return to LAX- everyone was safe. Fact #3. I have three members of The Ataris that are in...