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Dave Melillo (ex-Cute Is What We Aim For) will be playing guitar with Anarbor on their upcoming tour.
StatementSo, one night I was watching the Mission Impossible Quadrilogy and enjoying a night cap when Mike from Anarbor hit me up asking if I'd be interested in playing guitar for them. My immediate response was a resounding: "hell yes sir". My history with the band goes back to the days before Slade picked up bass duties for the band ... We were introduced to each other by a mutual homie and I always admired the music created by these dudes. I happily volunteered to make an appearance during Anarbor's set on the Take Action Tour back in 09 and I'm super mega extra stoked to be able to...
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/31/12 - 01:35 PM
Dave Melillo has released a new full-length album, Thinking of You, today.
Jason Tate on 11/17/11 - 12:34 PM
EDIT: The song is now available.

Tomorrow, a remix of Dave Melillo's song "Blood" will be offered as a free download on the front page of Purevolume. The remix was done by Captain Midnite.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/09/11 - 06:27 PM
Dave Melillo says he will be releasing a 20-song mixtape before the holidays this year. Nocturnal Me may also release another piece of work this year as well.
Matthew Tsai on 07/29/11 - 04:01 PM
For those who have been waiting to check out the new Nocturnal Me EP, Two-Faced, you can stream the whole thing on purevolume. If you like what you hear, you can grab Two-Faced plus an exclusive acoustic EP (titled One-Faced) here.
Tony Pascarella on 07/21/11 - 11:40 AM
In a new interview, Dave Melillo of Nocturnal Me discusses the band signing to Apparition Records, the failures of Fueled By Ramen Records, new EPs, and more.
Matthew Tsai on 03/30/11 - 10:41 AM
Dave Melillo had this to say about Nocturnal Me's guitarist playing with his former band and the status of the band.

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Matthew Tsai on 12/27/10 - 11:43 PM
Head to the replies to watch Dave Melillos cover "Teenage Dream."

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Matthew Tsai on 10/07/10 - 12:25 AM
In case you wanted some more insight on the oft-hated but never imitated D. Blaaq (Dave Melillo), you can listen to the entire interview he did with The Gunz Show here. Or, if you want to hear Dave perform his new solo acoustic, non-hip-hop track, "Thinking of You," you can download it here.
Tony Pascarella on 05/28/10 - 02:33 PM
Dave Melillo has changed his moniker to D. Blaaq. His blog update can be read here.
UpdateI was inspired by Katy Perry actually. Homegirl had a solo career under her real name “Kate Hudson” which went absolutely no where. She changed her name to Katy Perry and WHAM ! … Top 40 singles all over the place, celebrity boyfriend and hottest person in the world according to Maxim magazine

Melillo is tough to say. I’ve noticed that ever since I began talking to telemarketers at a young age. In the music business you need something that’s memorable and slightly chic. Therefore, I’m taking up a new moniker D. Blaaq …

I don’t expect anyone to except it right away. A name change has to be...
Joe DeAndrea on 05/27/10 - 08:04 PM
In addition to the guests mentioned previously, Dave Melillo will premiere a new solo song by performing it live on tonight's The Gunz Show. We Are the In Crowd have also been added to the list of interviews. You can tune in tonight at 9 PM EST to idobiRadio.com
Tony Pascarella on 05/26/10 - 04:05 PM
On tomorrow's Gunz Show, Gunz will be interviewing Eye Alaska, The Maine, The Dangerous Summer and Dave Melillo. You can tune in at 9PM EST on Idobi Radio.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/25/10 - 05:38 PM
Set It Off has entered the studio in Buffalo, NY with producers Dave Melillo (Nocturnal Me, Ex-Cute Is What We Aim For) and Mike Brylinski (Goo Goo Dolls, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Cute Is What We Aim For). You can catch them live from the studio from 7PM to 11PM every day on ustream.
Rohan Kohli on 05/06/10 - 09:04 AM
A video of Dave Melillo covering The Format's "The First Single" is in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 12/16/09 - 07:06 AM
Dave Melillo has posted three new songs on purevolume. Additionally, he now has a redesigned myspace layout.
Joe DeAndrea on 09/06/09 - 11:24 AM
Dave Melillo, Jeff Czum and Mikey Lasaponara (ex-Cute is What We Aim For) have formed a new band called Nocturnal Me. You can hear a new demo here.
Jonathan Lally on 08/25/09 - 01:29 PM
Dave Melillo has posted two more demos on purevolume.
Joe DeAndrea on 08/24/09 - 05:39 PM
Dave Melillo has talked about his departure from Cute is What We Aim For in an interview you can read here.
From the InterviewAt the beginning of July Mikey, Jeff, some family friends, and I sat down with Shaant. We told him the things he needed to change as far as attitude and demeanor goes. I want to make it known that I shut him out of my life after that. He needed to be on his own if he was going to do anything positive for himself. There was not a visible change in his attitude or work ethic when I got back to Buffalo, so I decided to live my own life.
Anton Djamoos on 08/18/09 - 03:35 PM
Looks like Dave Melillo is working on a new solo album.

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Joe DeAndrea on 08/13/09 - 04:25 PM
Dave Melillo has launched a purevolume where he'll be posting demos.
Joe DeAndrea on 08/10/09 - 11:24 AM
Happy belated birthday to Dave Melillo who turned 21 yesterday.
Joe DeAndrea on 06/13/09 - 07:22 PM
A new Dave Melillo demo titled "Sam's Song Part II" is streaming here.

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Joe DeAndrea on 10/29/08 - 02:57 PM
Happy birthday to Dave Melillo of Cute is What We Aim For who turns 20 today.

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Joe DeAndrea on 06/12/08 - 03:22 PM
Drive-Thru Records has posted an update regarding Dave Melillo (Cute is What We Aim For) on their website.
Statement from Drive-Thruwhen dave melillo is done playing for cute is what we aim for and is ready, he will be releasing a cd on drive-thru records. the demos are great and we are anxiously awaiting his return to being a touring, recording solo artist but wish him luck with cute is what we aim for. make sure you see ace enders on their upcoming tour!
Joe DeAndrea on 05/06/08 - 06:47 PM
Dave Melillo has officially joined Cute is What We Aim For.
Message from the BandOn behalf of us, we couldn’t be happier or more encouraged by the reaction to ‘Doctor’ and ‘Practice Makes Perfect.’ We’ve been pretty anxious to get back on the radar so to speak for the last 6 months. I won’t say much now about how much we think you are going to like this since we believe everyone can develop their own opinion without our biased feelings, here it goes:

I think you are all in for some surprises with this record. First off, Dave Melillo, our long time friend and tour mate has officially joined the band. With that being said we would also like to wish Fred the best with his new band and...
Joe DeAndrea on 05/06/08 - 01:19 PM
Dave Melillo has done his fans quite the service by answering a plethora of questions in detail from them. He also touches upon AP.net and its readers. Yo, sup. Read it here.

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Anton Djamoos on 02/13/08 - 06:20 PM
Dave Melillo has posted two new demos on his myspace profile.
Message From DavidIts the holiday season, and I figured you guys have been so amazing and patient with my situation, that you deserve something for it..

i put up two brand new songs (demos of course). i cant say that you'll see them on an album anytime soon, but I want you guys to hear them regardless. depending on how much trouble i get in for this, they may not be up for long. If I'm able to, i will post more.

enjoy your holidays and make sure you remember (and appreciate) the things that are really important in your life.


love,

dave

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Rohan Kohli on 12/10/07 - 12:45 AM
Nate Mullins is no longer playing drums for Dave Melillo.
StatementThis is probably my most serious blog yet, I think. This is my formal (not sure how formal you can even consider MySpace) announcement that I am no longer playing drums with Dave Melillo. To all the fans I met while on tour with Dave, you are what kept me in the band for as long as I was. I will miss seeing you all at the shows. Why the split, you may ask? It is a long, detailed story that if asked in private, like AIM (again, loose use of the term private), I might tell. Readers Digest version is that the project was not satisfying my wants creatively or financially. Money is not the world, and if I deem what I...
Jared Kaufman on 03/16/07 - 06:45 AM
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