This week's Five and Alive is in honor of all the "album" tours as of late and over the past few years. Head here to read up on five albums I'd love to see performed live, and hit the replies with your choices. There's only one rule this week: they couldn't have been done before. Also, head here for a review of Underoath's current tour where Thursday is performing Full Collapse in its entirety, and get a sneak peak at the band's upcoming album.
This week's Five and Alive contains my top five favorite shows of 2010. Hit the replies and let us know who blew you away this year. Was it the farewell gigs, the nostalgia from the past or just an intimate hometown show? Discuss, and more importantly, keep supporting your favorite local and touring bands.
Check out my coverage of day two of Austin City Limits and the Rock the Vote aftershow here. Be sure to follow me on Twitter for whenever the internet around here allows me to update you with the insanity.
Check out my review of day one of Austin City Limits 2010 here. Be sure to follow me on Twitter for all the insanity, who I'm checking out and dumb things overheard during the day. Sunscreen and hydration folks.
Recently we sent one of our users out to the Uniondale, NY date of the Warped Tour this past weekend. Head to the replies to catch Alexa Gallo's (hiya) review of the stop and her first experience of the festival.
My review of the Dallas stop of this year's Warped Tour can be seen here. Be sure to follow our adventures at our Twitter page here. There's more coverage in the weeks to come. My one bit of advice: don't forget sunscreen. I'm 43% burnt.
At last night's show in Austin, I spoke with Aaron Marsh, who informed me that In Motion has been remastered and will be released through Academy Fight Song on vinyl sometime this year. For news of new Person L material as well, you can check out a quick review here.
Last night at New Found Glory's The Ten Year Anniversary of the Self-Titled Release Tour, I spoke with Saves the Day about their anticipated album Daybreak, and the band guarantees that there will be a release this year. The album is done, but they are going back to re-record some things with the new line-up. A review of the show can be seen here. Interview will be up next week.
In our interview last night, La Dispute confirmed they are indeed working on a new album and two split 7" records. One split is going to be with Touche Amore, but they couldn't reveal the second at the time of interview. A review of the tour can be seen here.
Here is a review of Underoath's Winter tour stop in Austin on Tuesday with August Burns Red and Emery. After the show, I was able to talk with guitarist Tim McTague who says the band has just started writing songs that may be included in the next record, and they are hoping to be in the studio by late summer/fall to record.
I attended Moneen's headlining Canadian tour featuring Sights & Sounds and Passenger Action last night in Winnipeg. You can read my review here. Did you go to the previous shows? Are you planning on attending the remaining dates?