Some blurbs about the Cartel / Hit The Lights tour:
-Last night, Cartel played their first acoustic set because Kevin, the drummer, had to head home for the night to attend his brother's graduation. The band played all of Chroma (give or take) with the exception of "Q" and "A".
-Hit The Lights' singer, Colin, has strep throat so the band may need to drop off of a few shows. Expect details on that soon.
Frank Giaramita on 05/27/06 - 10:43 AM
Here are the dates for the upcoming Hawthorne Heights, Anberlin, Halifax, Hit the Lights tour:
Tour Dates6/19/06 Fort Wayne, IN Piere's Entertainment Center
6/20/06 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
6/22/06 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
6/24/06 Baltimore, MD Sonar
6/25/06 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
6/27/06 Johnson City, NY Magic City Music Hall
6/28/06 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
Rohan Kohli on 05/23/06 - 10:53 AM
Blackpool Lights (members of The Get Up Kids, TheStart) will release their debut, This Town's Disaster, on June 20th. Below are the band's upcoming dates with The Pink Spiders.
Tour Dates05/10/2006 - Webster Underground, Hartford, CT
05/11/2006 - Mark's Showplace, Bedford, NH
05/15/2006 - North Star, Philadelphia, PA
05/16/2006 - Showcase Lounge at Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
05/17/2006 - Great Scott , Allston, MA
05/18/2006 - School of Rock,Hackensack, NJ
05/19/2006 - Rex Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
Jon Foucart on 04/28/06 - 11:48 PM
Hit the Lights has announced the following tour dates supporting Bayside and Halifax. The band's new album, This Is a Stick Up... Don't Make It a Murder, is in stores now.
Tour Dates5/29/06 Houston, TX Walters on Washington
5/30/06 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
5/31/06 Carlsbad, NM Skabrones
6/1/06 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
6/2/06 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
6/3/06 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
6/4/06 San Diego, CA SOMA
6/5/06 Las Vegas, NV Jillian's
6/6/06 Victorville, CA Trilogy Theatre
Rohan Kohli on 04/26/06 - 02:42 PM
Hit The Lights will be having their CD release show in Lima, OH on April 21st at Shawnee United Methodist Church. Time & Distance, Every Bridge Burned, Kiss The Gunner and The Drama Summer will be playing as well. Doors are at 6:00PM; tickets cost $8.00.

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Jared Kaufman on 04/17/06 - 07:49 AM
DrivenFarOff.com has posted 4 live videos of Hit The Lights performing "309", "Bodybag", "Hey Jealousy", and "These Backs Are Made For Stabbing." You can download them in iPod Video / Quicktime format.
Frank Giaramita on 04/12/06 - 02:46 AM
Wanna know if Colin wears boxers or briefs? Or how long it takes Omar to blow dry his hair? You can ask them yourself! Hit the Lights will be doing an interactive chat session tomorrow in honor of their new album's release. Think up your best questions, log on, and ask away! The chat goes down tomorrow, April 11th at 5:30 PM EST. The chat session will be taking place here - make sure to bookmark it for tomorrow.
Rohan Kohli on 04/10/06 - 04:12 PM
Hit the Lights has posted "Three Oh Nine" from their new album, This Is a Stick Up... Don't Make It a Murder, on pureVOLUME.com. The album hits stores tomorrow through Triple Crown Records.
Rohan Kohli on 04/10/06 - 02:25 PM
Hit the Lights and Hot Topic are currently running a contest for you and a friend to win two round-trip airfare tickets to this year's Bamboozle, hotel accommodations, transportation to and from the airport, and of course, two tickets to Bamboozle itself. Click here to enter. Hit the Lights will be playing Bamboozle on Saturday, May 6th.
Rohan Kohli on 04/06/06 - 07:51 AM
Click here to check out the e-card for Hit the Lights' This is a Stick Up... Don't Make it a Murder.
Rohan Kohli on 03/31/06 - 02:57 PM
Don't forget - the first four tracks from Hit the Lights' new record are now streaming on the band's AP.net profile. If you like what you hear, make sure to pre-order the album, and feel free to tell all your friends about it too. Tracks 5-8 will be up late Friday night/early Saturday morning.
Rohan Kohli on 03/22/06 - 12:10 AM
Hit the Lights' new album, This Is a Stick Up... Don't Make It a Murder, is now available for pre-order. Pre-orders come with a free shirt (while supplies last). This Is a Stick Up... Don't Make It a Murder hits streets on April 11th through Triple Crown Records.

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Rohan Kohli on 03/16/06 - 05:52 PM
So, the track listing we had a little while back for Hit the Lights' new album, This Is a Stick Up... Don't Make It a Murder, wasn't 100% correct; the real track listing is below. The album hits stores on April 11th, and we'll begin our stream of it on March 18th.
Track List1. The Call Out (You Are the Dishes)
2. These Backs Are Made For Stabbing
3. 309
4. Body Bag
5. Talk Us Down
6. Save Your Breath
7. Sincerely Yours
8. 100 Times
9. It's All The Rage
10. Speakers Blown
11. Until We Get Caught
12. Make A Run For It
Rohan Kohli on 03/11/06 - 11:08 AM
I will be interviewing Jim Suptic (ex-The Get Up Kids) about his new band, Blackpool Lights tomorrow evening. Post your questions here!
Tony Pascarella on 03/07/06 - 05:54 PM
Hit the Lights has posted a new song titled "Bodybag" on their pureVOLUME.com page. The band's new album, This is a Stick Up... Don't Make it a Murder, is due out on April 11th through Triple Crown Records.
Rohan Kohli on 02/14/06 - 06:15 PM
The Rocket Summer has posted their headlining dates with Blackpool Lights(Jim Suptic of The Get Up Kids).
Tour Dates7-Mar Orlando, FL@ The Social
8-Mar Ft. Lauderdale, FL@ The Culture Room
9-Mar Tampa, FL@ The Infinity Room at the Masquerade
10-Mar Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11-Mar Columbia, SC@ New Brookland Tavern
13-Mar Raleigh, NC@ The Brewery
14-Mar Nashville, TN@ Rocketown
Jon Foucart on 01/31/06 - 12:07 AM
Look for the debut full length from Hit The Lights, This Is A Stick Up...Don't Make It A Murder, in stores on April 11th. Hit The Lights started the East West "Didn't Get What You Wanted" tour last night then will head out on the road with A Thorn For Every Heart. The band will also be part of The Take Action Tour and Bamboozle.
Frank Giaramita on 01/28/06 - 08:12 AM
Action Action have a new website. Their new album, An Army of Shapes Between Wars, is in stores now.
Ryan Imhof on 01/24/06 - 12:02 PM
You can watch Hit The Light's video for "Until We Get Caught" here.

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Jared Kaufman on 01/24/06 - 09:08 AM
Yellowcard's new album Lights and Sounds is currently streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page. The album hits stores on Tuesday.
Rohan Kohli on 01/21/06 - 06:48 PM
Click here to stream four songs from Yellowcards new album, Lights and Sounds. Below are various pre-order specials for the album, which hits stores on Tuesday:
Lights And Sounds Pre-Order SpecialsPre-order from iTunes and receive an exclusive track titled "Three Flights Down" and the video for "Lights and Sounds".

Get your copy of Lights and Sounds from Music Country and receive an autographed cover.

Order from Smartpunk and get a free poster while supplies last supplies last

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Rohan Kohli on 01/18/06 - 01:46 PM
Action Action's video for "The Game" is now on Victory Records' website. The band's new album, An Army Of Shapes Between Wars hits shelves on January 24th.

Submitted by: Don Trump
Frank Giaramita on 01/10/06 - 10:18 PM
Brilliant Red Lights is working on a video for "New Flags" with Charles Spano (Death Cab For Cutie, Bloc Party, Neon Blonde). The band also put together a video while on tour last year, which can be seen here.
Ryan Imhof on 01/10/06 - 03:53 PM
Blackpool Lights, the new band featuring Jim Suptic of the Get Up Kids, have posted 2 songs off of their upcoming album This Town's Disaster on their Myspace.com page. Look for the band's debut from to be out in early 2006.
Frank Giaramita on 12/21/05 - 01:18 PM
A third Hellogoodbye show @ the TLA in Philly has been added on 12/12. Hit the Lights will be playing the show and want to give away a pair of tickets & a meet and greet for it! Be the first to e-mail streetteam@rockthestreet.com the correct answer to the following question and you'll win the tickets! In the latest Hit The Lights video journal on HitTheLightsMusic.com, what big round orange object did the band have way too much fun with?
Frank Giaramita on 12/06/05 - 01:11 PM
For those of you that couldn't get tickets in time for the sold out NYC show with Hellogoodye, Hit The Lights have been added to another show with Cartel, Working Title, Terminal show at Live Trax in Bellmore, NY (Long Island) on Saturday December 10th. Hope to see you there!

Hit The Lights Added To A Cartel, Working Title, Terminal DateHere's all the info:
Saturday-Dec. 10th @ Live Trax (242 Pettit Ave., Bellmore NY)
4:00 doors $10.00 tix
The Working title
Hit The Lights
The Rescue

Here are the rest of the dates with Hellogoodbye & The Rocket Summer:
12/2/05 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
12/3/05 Raleigh, NC ...
Frank Giaramita on 12/02/05 - 11:30 AM
I have posted my interview with Hit the Lights right here. It's another long one; enjoy!
Rohan Kohli on 11/20/05 - 03:13 AM
I will be interviewing Hit the Lights this Saturday; leave any questions you'd like for me to ask the band in the replies.
Rohan Kohli on 11/16/05 - 07:05 PM
Dan and Jason of Just Surrender recently went into Matt Squire's studio to lay down some guest vocals for Hit The Lights' new album.
Jared Kaufman on 11/16/05 - 01:05 PM
Check out Hit the Lights' video for "Until We Get Caught" (directed by Scott Culver) over at altpress.com.
Rohan Kohli on 11/14/05 - 07:26 AM
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