Date: September 8th 2012
Bands: Larry and His Flask, The Menzingers, Screaming Females, The Bronx
Bands That Didn’t Play (Outside): Hot Water Music, The Descendents, Gogol Bordello
Riot Fest 2012 is happening in select cities the next few weeks and this weekend the fest was in Brooklyn and today in Toronto. Of course, the New York City date got the shit end of stick with the weather…and some will say the lineup as well. Not to dig other bands on the bill, but the other cities had a better lineup with even more bands. Even if there were more bands in Brooklyn, that just means more bands I wouldn’t have gotten to see.
Paper + Plastick Records just seems like a record label that gets it. They offer up free samplers all the time, sign interesting bands & artists and now they have put their music catalog from 2008-2011 on YouTube in their channel. Pretty cool stuff!
Starring: Kevin Lyman, Mike Posner, Chris Drew, Forever Came Calling, Suicide Silence, Pennywise, and many more
Directed By: Parris Patton
Studio: Vans Off The Wall
Official Site: http://noroomforrockstars.com/
There have been Warped Tour documentaries, behind the scenes videos, specials on broadcast TV, and anything else you can think of. No Room For Rockstars is directed by Parris Patton and is the newest Warped doc that focuses on a few bands/musicians and individuals involved with the tour. While I don’t care about any of the featured bands, it was still an interesting film.
Great Lake Swimmers are returning with new album coming on April 3rd 2012 called New Wild Everywhere. This will be their fifth studio album and follow up to 2009’s Juno and Polaris-nominated album Lost Channels. Lead single “Easy Come Easy Go,” the most upbeat and up-tempo song in the band’s history, is available January 17, 2012.
The Shins will offer up a free stream of “Simple Song,” the first single from their eagerly anticipated fourth album Port Of Morrow, at TheShins.com.
Record Label: Science of Sound
Genre: Pop Rock
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Sleeping in the Aviary are not typically the type of band that I find myself listening to let alone pleasantly enjoying. Their songs are simple, catchy and even though most of them are rock songs, come off as very mellow…something that you would listen to with your headphones on while laying in the grass staring up at the sky.
Occupy Wall Street is happening across the country right now, spreading throughout city to state. The Occupy movement is going to other countries as well. People are fed up and downright pissed off about corporate greed and the way the world is being run. I wanted to gather up a bunch of protest, revolution, riot, anti-police, anti-government, anti-banks, etc. type of songs for a protest playlist. In the past my playlists were just articles, now you can listen to them on Spotify!
The Shins have added a September 25 show at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom to their current run of intimate club appearances and festival headline slots. So better get tickets ASAP since this show is this Sunday! The tour–the band’s first since May 2009–began August 8 in Eugene OR and will conclude October 15 at the DeLuna Festival in Pensacola FL.
“We love to tour in the States. It actually feels like our second home,” says THE SOUNDS guitarist Felix Rodriguez excited, about their upcoming headlining national tour – their first in two years. “We can’t wait to get back!” Coming to North America in support of their latest album Something To Die For, these Swedish indie rock/dance gods will be kicking off their 2011 tour with support from Natalia Kills and The Limousines. DJs Kids At the Bar will be spinning in between the sets to add to the celebratory party atmosphere. “Our shows are energy, just pure energy,” he continues about their live shows. “We have the best fans and it really triggers us when we see our crowd go nuts. That makes us play better. They make us play better”
In the wake of the recently cancelled tour with Kings of Leon, Band of Horses has announced that they will perform at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Wednesday, August 10th. In support of the show, the band is asking fans to help pick the setlist for each show. Details are on the band’s facebook page.
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