Staff Reviews - 03/30/2012
The Used - Vulnerable (Drew Beringer)
Yellowcard at the Warped Acoustic kick off.
Thursday Discussion: Top 10 Favorite B-Sides
Yesterday on twitter I was talking a little bit about my love for b-sides. Like most of you, I follow a few bands with an unbridled passion. With that comes the idea that I am adamant about collecting all of their songs and not missing out on a rare gem. My 140 character rant was basically about how it’s more and more difficult to actually compensate an artist for these rare songs. Unless...
Too Long; Do Read: Crowd-Funding Websites →
“In some ways, Kickstarter has become, from a band’s perspective, a record label of the people. Bands are funding album releases in ways that were once reserved for groups on a label, but instead, the people funding it are those who actually want to buy the album. It’s a way for a struggling industry to support itself - a fan who wants to see his favorite band survive to put out...
Staff Content (03/29/12)
Reviews Your Demise - The Golden Age (Ryan Gardner) Interviews Sharks (Andy Biddulph) Young Guns (Andy Biddulph)
Ryan Key Clarifies Guest Vocal Part on New Song
Got a quick update from Ryan from Yellowcard about the guest-vocals on the new album. Basically, the guest vocals are part of a huge group four part harmony in the bridge of a new song. It includes Ryan, Alex from All Time Low, Cassadee Pope, and Tay from We Are The In Crowd. It’s a four part harmony, not lead vocals. Having spent some time with the band throughout the years, I feel...
New Transit video.
Here we have Macy Gray covering “Teenagers” by My Chemical Romance. That’s not something you see everyday.
Warped Tour Announces 13 New Bands
Warped Tour announced thirteen new bands: Rise Against, Lostprophets, Sleepwalker, Taylor Thrash, June Divided, The Scissors, Neo Geo, Amyst, Emily’s Army, Dustin Jones & The Rising Tide, New Empire, They All Float and Railroad To Alaska.
Brand New Tour Canada
Tour dates for Brand New’s August Canadian tour can be found in the replies. [[MORE]] THURSDAY AUGUST 2 Toronto @ Sound Academy FRIDAY AUGUST 3 Guelph @ Guelph Concert Theatre TUESDAY AUGUST 7 Winnipeg @ Burton Cummings Theatre WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8 Saskatoon @ Odeon Events Centre THURSDAY AUGUST 9 Edmonton @ Edmonton Events Centre FRIDAY AUGUST 10 Calgary @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom ...
The AP.net Fantasy Band Draft Update →
ABSOLUTExclusive: The Stream That Ate Larry...
Today we’re excited to start our running stream of The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore compilation with Adeline Records. The compilation, out May 29, features 16 upcoming pop-punk bands selected by Lookout Records founder Larry Livermore, and each of the 16 songs were recorded exclusively for this comp. For today’s pair of song streams, we have Dear Landlord’s “Walking...
New Hot Water Music Music
Download a new Hot Water Music song entitled “Drag My Body” for free here.
The Black Keys Rip Into Sean Parker
The dude in the The Black Keys really likes to speak his mind. Um, more power to him I guess. Recently he called Sean Parker (founder of Napster and investor in Spotify) an asshole for “figuring out ways to steal royalties from artists.”
Brandon Bolmer and Tanner Wayne Leave Chiodos
Brandon Bolmer and Tanner Wayne have left Chiodos. Their statements for leaving can be found respectively here and here.
How Do Musicians Earn a Living?
An awesomely thorough study on how musicians make money has been published by The Future of Music Coalition.