The AP.net staff is here to help you soundtrack your summer with a playlist each Friday for the next several weeks. Last week, Craig M. offered up his playlist of roots music, and this week I'm taking things to the dance floor. That's right, this week's theme is dance music since the bright and colorful sounds of the genre go hand in hand with the summer weather (that is, when it isn't raining relentlessly like it is here right now). So put on your dancing shoes and check out the playlist in the replies.
The AP.net staff is here to help you soundtrack your summer with a playlist each Friday for the next several weeks. Last week, Ryan D. shared his playlist of summer jams. This week, I'm here to take things in a completely different direction: roots music. From folk and alt-country to Americana and classic rock 'n' roll, this playlist encompasses the genres that have said "summer" to me longest. Whether you're heading out of town for a road trip or sitting on the porch drinking a beer late at night, this mix is ideal.
The AP.net staff is here to help you soundtrack your summer with a playlist each Friday for the next several weeks. The first installment in the series comes courtesy of yours truly, and let me tell you, it should be a federal crime for songs like Fetty Wap's "RGF Island" and Taylor Swift's "New Romantics" to not be on every single Summer 2k15 playlist. Alas, they aren't available on streaming services so I couldn't include them here. However, I did assemble a collection of songs that I think make a pretty damn good beach or BBQ soundtrack, which you can check out in the replies via Spotify and Rdio.
This week's Five and Alive is brought to you by the letter S: Summer, sun and soaking up the rays. Check it out and let's put together the ultimate playlist in the replies. Congrats to all of this year's graduates as well.
Sherwood is now selling their Summer EP at shows for $5. The release was pushed back due to complications with the manufacturer, and all parties involved apologize for the delay. The pre-orders have been shipped.
Six songs from The Summer Obession's debut full length, This Is Where You Belong, are currently streaming on the band's MySpace profile. This Is Where You Belong hits stores on Tuesday, August 29th, through Virgin.
MusicBox Promotions and PureVolume present Six50 Summer Festival, which will take place on July 29th with Bedlight For Blueeyes, Roses Are Red, The Panic Division and Far-Less along with 20 other bands on two stages. There will also be a skate park, video games, BBQ, raffle for skate decks and Warped Tour tickets, and much more. The show is all ages and it will cost $10 at the gate, which open at noon. The address is:
The Flatliners have been added to the bill for three of the four Canadian stops on the Summer of Ska tour. The dates, which also feature headliners Catch 22 and the Voodoo Glow Skulls, can be found below.
The Summer of Ska tour, which features headliners Catch 22 and the Voodoo Glow Skulls, has just added four Canadian dates to its extensive shedule. However, only the two headliners with additional support acts to be announced will perform. The dates can be found below.
Warp Records will be releasing Broadcast's rare non-album catalogue packaged in one collection this summer, including songs from releases that go back to 1999 (Pendulum EP, Extended Play One And Two, We Are Reasonable People, ATP 01, Echo's Answer, Come On Let's Go). It will be released late this summer.
The Drama Summer's debut EP Make A Move is set for release on July 25th. Pre-orders are available now at Eulogy's website. The EP consists of four songs and one bonus track. It was produced by Steve Soboslai (Punchline). You can preview the track "Starting Over" at the bands MySpace.
Hot Like A Robot have been confirmed to support My Chemical Romance and Taking Back Sunday on September 2nd in Allentown, PA. Hot Like A Robot are out in support of their debut album, Virginity, on Skeleton Crew Records, the new label founded by Frank Lero from My Chemical Romance. Preview Hot Like A Robot’s intense live show with the video for “The Date” on the band’s Myspace page. Catch Hot Like A Robot on tour all summer. Here are the currently confirmed dates:
MusicBox Promotions and six50 have teamed up together to put on not one, not two, but three summer festivals, which will take place on July 1st, July 29th and August 26th. They will feature live bands, video games, a skate park, raffles, BBQ, vendors, movies and more. Details are below.
Epitaph's Summer Sampler is now up for stream on pureVOLUME.com. The sampler features the label's newest signings, Escape the Fate, The Higher, Parkway Drive, Vanna, along with The Matches, Bouncing Souls, the Draft, From First to Last, Motion City Soundtrack, and many more.
Emery's Devin Shelton will not be joining the band on their run on Warped Tour because he will be spending time with his new wife throughout the summer. Ben Tietz (ex-Number One Gun) will fill in for the summer. In other Emery news, The Question will be re-issued sometime this October. It is set to include brand new exclusive re-recordings of tracks from The Question and their debut, The Weak's End, a special DVD consisting of videos, behind the scenes footage, and a special video retrospective of the band.
Check below for Forgive Durden's June/July tour dates (expect even more to be announced soon). The band has dates lined up with Cute Is What We Aim For, Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, Spitalfield, Valencia, and a date on the Taking Back Sunday/Subways tour (get tickets here!). The band's new album, Wonderland, is in stores now!
The Summer of Ska tour website has officially launched. The tour kicks off on July 5th in Denver, Colorado with headling acts Catch 22 and the Voodoo Glow Skulls, along with Big D and the Kids Table, Westbound Train, and the Suburban Legends as support.
Fearless Records and AbsolutePunk have teamed up to offer you the brand new Fearless summer sampler as a completely free download. Be the first to enjoy new rock from Gatsby's American Dream, A Static Lullaby, and The Outline as well as hot tunes from every Fearless artist, all on us. Look for the sampler at the Warped Tour and don't forget about all of our ABSOLUTExclusives.
All Time Low has announced their June/July touring plans. The band will be spanning the eastern half of the country with bands like Cute Is What We Aim For, Boys Like Girls, Forgive Durden, Thin Dark Line and Gatsby Gets The Green Light. You can find all of the dates below.