The AP.net staff is here to help you soundtrack your summer with a playlist each Friday for the next several weeks. Today, I've probably got the opposite to last weeks gym playlist by Jake Denning. I've been on holiday for the past week and I like sea gazing (and having a little existential crisis whilst doing so) and semi enjoying the sun and breeze that comes with being on a tropical island so I put together a playlist to bring a little bit of sunshine to your weekend. This is the part party, part "chill and watch the waves come in" playlist.
Charlie Joseph on 08/14/15 - 11:44 AM
With the excitement surrounding Nightmare of You and Armor For Sleep playing shows again, I recently found myself inspired to look back on bands that left us all too soon. So today's playlist, brought to you by yours truly, is a hazy trip down memory lane.

Check out the playlist in the replies and break out the tissues - this might be a hard one to get through.
Becky Kovach on 07/24/15 - 03:10 PM
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.
Jake Jenkins on 06/19/15 - 10:48 AM
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.
Craig Manning on 06/12/15 - 07:46 AM
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.
Ryan Dennehy on 06/05/15 - 07:33 AM
The Vans Warped Tour will announce another batch of seven bands for this year's tour on Wednesday. Any guesses?
Jake Denning on 01/09/12 - 07:24 AM
It looks like Warped Tour will be announcing 7 more bands tomorrow. Any guesses?
Jake Denning on 01/03/12 - 07:51 PM
Dates for All Time Low's North American summer tour with Mayday Parade, We Are The In Crowd and more can be seen in the replies.

Submitted by multiple users
Deborah Remus on 05/14/11 - 10:47 AM
Check out Jeff of Run For Cover Records chronicle his summer here.
Christian Wagner on 12/13/10 - 10:01 PM
Spin has compiled a list of the 25 summer albums they think matter most. What summer albums are you anticipating?

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Drew Beringer on 05/27/10 - 02:54 PM
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.
Adam Pfleider on 05/15/10 - 11:16 AM
Bryce of The Rocket Summer covers "Maps" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Video in the replies.
Garett Press on 06/29/09 - 09:46 PM
Bryce Avary has entered the studio today to co-produce a new track with Neal Avron for the upcoming The Rocket Summer album. And in other news, Ashley Tisdale is a fan.
Garett Press on 05/19/09 - 12:54 PM
Glamour Kills has unveiled their new summer clothing line.
smoke4thecaper on 06/18/08 - 02:36 AM
The Rocket Summer recently sent out this update regarding the upcoming release of The Early Years EP.
The Early Years EPHey guys,
How is everything? Good I hope. I'm doing pretty well, I've been super busy consumed with making music, writing songs like it's my job and it's going really well. We actually start Pre-Production tomorrow for the album and I'm really excited. I don't want to say "This album is going to be the best album yet, so amazing, these songs are the best songs I've ever written" and all that "hype talk" because that's lame and I don't want to jinx it... so I wont say that... but I really want to. :)
But the main reason I'm writing you is to let you know that on Tuesday,...
Jon Foucart on 10/07/06 - 01:54 PM
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.
Scott Weber on 09/27/06 - 05:01 PM
Can't find Over It's Step Outside Yourself or The Summer Obsession's This Is Where You Belong in stores? Read the message below to make sure it gets fixed.
Message from Don RohrIf you are having trouble finding the OVER IT or SUMMER OBSESSION record please email me and tell me the store and location you went to and what the story was. did they not have, was it sold out, did they not get shipment yet, etc etc
E-mail: don.rohr@virgin-records.com

Tony Pascarella on 08/29/06 - 09:27 PM
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.
Rohan Kohli on 08/25/06 - 10:08 PM
The Rocket Summer's 'Never Knew' will be used in tomorrow’s airing of Fox’s “So You Think you Can Dance” barring any last minute changes.

Submitted by deecee85
Pat Marquez on 08/02/06 - 04:47 PM
The Summer Obsession's music video for "Do You Remember" can be seen on their MySpace profile (look under the "Influences" section).
Rohan Kohli on 07/24/06 - 02:18 PM
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:

2100 Spencerville Road
Spencerville, MD

More info can be found here.
Jared Kaufman on 07/24/06 - 07:42 AM
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 Flatliners Summer of Ska DatesAugust 1.06 | London, ON @ Call The Office
August 2.06 | Toronto, ON @ The Reverb
August 3.06 | Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall
Brandon Allin on 07/05/06 - 10:59 PM
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.
Canadian Summer of Ska Tour Dates08/01 - London, ON - Call the Office
08/02 - Toronto, ON - The Reverb
08/03 - Ottawa, ON - Capital Music Hall
08/04 - Montreal, QC - La Tulipe
Brandon Allin on 07/03/06 - 06:38 PM
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.
Paul Tao on 07/02/06 - 07:45 AM
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.
Pat Marquez on 06/29/06 - 04:57 PM
Ironclad confirmation is pending, but rumor has it that Permanent Me, now signed to the same Island imprint as Monty Are I, will be part of a tour with Settings, Hometown Anthem, and The Summer Obsession.
Tony Pascarella on 06/27/06 - 11:14 AM
You can read my review for Dashboard Confessional's newest album Dusk And Summer now. The album has hit stores today.
Gabe Gross on 06/27/06 - 02:07 AM
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:
Hot Like A Robot Summer PlansJune 28th San Marcos, CA - Jumping Turtle (w/ Damiera and Cordova)
June 29th San Diego, CA - San Diego Sports Club (w/ Get Your Death On and
the Fever Sleeves)
July 1st Phoenix, AZ - One Place
Pat Marquez on 06/27/06 - 12:12 AM
All of Tokyo Rose's summer tour dates are below:
Summer Tour DatesJun 28 Webster Underground, Hartford CT
Jun 29 Patchogue Theater, Patchogue NY
Jun 30 Jaggard UMC, Altoona PA
July 1 Grace Lutheran Rec Center, Bradford PA
July 2 Agora Ballroom, Cleveland OH
July 3 The Poison Room, Cincinnati OH
July 5 The Warehouse, La Crosse WI
July 6 Journey Music, Madison WI
July 7 Cornerstone Festival, Bushnell IL (we play 9pm Rock for life stage)
July 8 Hinsdale Youth Center, Hinsdale IL
July 9 Creepy Crawl, Saint Louis MO
July 10 Faith World Church, Jackson TN
July 11 Southside Church, Lexington KY
July 12 Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte NC
July 13 Greene Street, Greensboro NC
July 14 The Brewery,...
Ryan Imhof on 06/26/06 - 05:22 PM
This is a few hours overdue: Happy first day of summer everyone! What are your plans this summer and what tours/festivals will you be attending?

Frank Giaramita on 06/21/06 - 04:04 PM
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.
DetailsAll Ages, $10, Gates at 12:00PM

Sponsored By:
MusicBox Promotions
Idobi Radio
Asylum Wake Skate Snow

July 1st Line-Up:

The Kindness of Strangers
American Diary
Dropout Year
Ever Since Radio
Pictures in Pieces
Zella Mayzell
The Spotlight
Unless Your Willing
Interstate North

July 29th Line-Up (Punk vs Hardcore event):

One Steop Too Many...
Jared Kaufman on 06/21/06 - 06:22 AM
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.

Submitted by xDinoCorex
Frank Giaramita on 06/20/06 - 10:14 PM
The track listing for The Summer Obession's Virgin Records debut, This Is Where You Belong, can be found below. The record is set to hit stores on August 29th.
Track Listing1. 8AM
2. Disappear
3. Never Coming Back
4. Death Said
5. Melt the Sugar
6. Burning Bridges
7. Bored
8. Do You Remember?
9. Over My Head
10. Down for Whatever
11. I Miss You
12. Where You Belong

Rohan Kohli on 06/19/06 - 09:15 PM
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.

Source: ForTheSound.com
Frank Giaramita on 06/17/06 - 07:09 AM
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!
Forgive Durden Summer Dateswith Cute Is What We Aim For, Boys Like Girls and All Time Low
06/18/2006 Akron, OH @ The Orange Street
06/21/2006 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
06/22/2006 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
06/23/2006 Hackensack, NJ @ School Of Rock
06/24/2006 Buffalo, NY @ The Icon
06/25/2006 Allston, MA @ The ICC
06/27/2006 New York City, NY @ CBGB's
Frank Giaramita on 06/17/06 - 06:44 AM
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.
Brandon Allin on 06/13/06 - 08:29 PM
Fueled By Ramen/Decaydance have a new summer sampler for download. You can now download full versions of Cute Is What We Aim For's "There's A Class For This" and This Providence's "Wolf In Sheep's Clothing".
Brandon Herbel on 06/13/06 - 09:16 AM
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.
Garett Press on 06/13/06 - 06:11 AM
Here is a complete list of tour dates for The Format summer tour. Support for the tour will be Rainer Maria, Anathallo and Street To Nowhere, except where noted.
Tour DatesPRESALE: A portion of tickets for the 8/17-9/1 dates will be put on sale this Thursday at theformat.ducatking.com. These tickets will go onsale at 1PM (the Time Zone of where the venue is) and will have a smaller service charge than regular onsale tickets. A portion of the profit that Ducat King makes also goes to charity. Presale tickets are still available for some of the shows before August 17th.

REGULAR ONSALE: The official onsale for the 8/17-9/1 dates will be this coming Saturday, June 17th at 10AM. If you...
Brandon Herbel on 06/12/06 - 02:54 PM
As previously rumored, As Cities Burn will be calling it quits after their summer tour dates. Make sure you go see the band this summer since it will be your last chance to ever do so!
As Cities Burn Break Up After The SummerWe know there are rumors floating around about the future of as cities burn, so we wanted to clear things up.

tj is getting married this fall, and has decided to settle down, and begin life off of the road with his wife. he encouraged us to replace him, and continue with someone new in his place, but we have all decided that this band would not be the same without him. as cities burn was built on the personalities, work, and ideals of the five of us, and simply...
Frank Giaramita on 06/10/06 - 02:56 PM
The Panic Division are heading out on tour this summer with Hundred Year Storm, Warped Tour and Facing New York. Check below for the dates.
Panic Division's Summer Tour Datesw/Hundred Year Storm
6/9 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
6/10 Wilmington, NC @ Marz Theatre
6/11 Kingsport, TN @ The Fire Escape
6/12 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell Room)
6/13 Columbus, GA @ The Vault
6/14 Byron, GA @ The Blue Tomato
6/16 Huntington, VA @ The Hy Amp
6/17 Fredericksburg, VA @ The Colonial Tavern
6/18 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
6/19 Patchogue, NY @ The Wave
6/20 Boston, MA @ Bill’s Bar
6/22 Nashua, NH @ Club Drifters
6/23 Dover, DE @ The Venue
6/24 Shamokin PA @ The Capitol Venue
Frank Giaramita on 06/08/06 - 03:34 AM
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.
All Time Low June/July Datesw/ Cute Is What We Aim For, Boys Like Girls, and Forgive Durden
June 21st @ Webster's Underground - Hartford, CT
June 22nd @ Club Crannel - Poughkeepsie, NY
June 24th @ The Icon - Buffalo, NY *Cute Is What We Aim For CD RELEASE SHOW*
June 25th @ Loyle Lanes - Vineland, NJ - (w/o tour) w/ Valencia, Madison, Driving East, Thin Dark Line
June 27th @ CBGB's - New York, NY
June 28th @...
Frank Giaramita on 06/08/06 - 03:33 AM
The Futureheads will be hitting the road soon with The French Kicks and then Tapes N' Tapes.
Dates6/15 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom*
6/16 - Seattle, WA - Neumos*
6/18 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore*
6/19 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre*
6/23 - Dallas, TX - Gypsy Ballroom*
6/24 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa*
6/26 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft*
6/27 - Carrboro, NC - Cats Cradle*
6/28 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club*
6/30 - New York, NY - Webster Hall*
7/1 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club*
7/25 - Philadelphia, PA - Starlight Ballroom^
7/26 - Toronto, ONT - Phoenix Theatre^
7/27 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick^
7/28 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall^
7/29 - Chicago, IL -...
Paul Tao on 06/07/06 - 09:57 AM
Madison has announced their summer tour dates. You can also find one of their t-shirts in the northeast Hot Topics, go support the band and pick it up!
Madison's Summer Tour Dates6/16 - Oakland Elk's Lodge

6/18 - The Troc (Balcony)
Liam and Me, Streecar, and more

6/17 - Mollie McGuire's
I Am The Pilot, Asia Minor, Life Like The Movies, and Sweet Thoughts for Fairfield / 6pm/
1665 Rt 311 - Middletown, NY

6/19 - 05:30 PM - Skater's Choice
The High Court, Liam and Me, Tokyo Rose and more / 6pm / $10
150 Hollydell Drive - Sewell, NJ

6/20 - Flyer's Skate Zone
If Not Winter, The Hundreth, Streetcar, Unfair Advantage / 6pm / $7
Frank Giaramita on 06/06/06 - 05:11 AM
Death Cab For Cutie have some upcoming tour dates overseas before returning for a U.S. stint with Mates of State and Spoon. Dates are below.
Datesw/ Mates of State 8/6 - 8/10
w/ Spoon and Mates of State 8/11 - 8/15

16 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
23 Neuhausen ob Eck, GER Southside Festival
24 Scheessel, GER Hurricane Festival
25 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
27 Leeds, UK University of Leeds
28 London, UK Carling Academy Brixton
29 Haachtsesteenweg, BEL ...
Jared Kaufman on 06/02/06 - 07:48 AM
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