I had the chance to sit down with Joel from This Century while the band was out on the Up Close And Personal Tour with Nick Santino & The Northern Wind. We discussed Thanksgiving on the road, Christmas movies, and the tour among other things. Make sure you pick up a copy of their album Biography of a Heartbreak on iTunes and follow the band on Facebook and Twitter!
Chances are the only time the noun ‘July’ is relevant is when it actually is that month. What’s not to love, though? Warm weather. No school. Vacations. Oh yeah, and North America’s biggest traveling circus known as the Vans Warped Tour is in full swing as its way around the United States and parts of Canada. However, when July ends, there is usually that slightly daunting realization that the summer is winding down and school will be here before you know it. Most people just want to relive those days over and over again. Those nights are filled with party anthems and Brampton, Ontario’s July’s debut album What We Signed Up For will keep that summer party going all year long. Continue reading Album Review: July – What We Signed Up For
Interview submitted by Crewys Lane // contributing writer
Amends are an alternative/experimental band from upstate New York who kept themselves busy during 2013. I had a chance to speak with Aj (vocals), Alex (drums), John (bass), and Brandon (guitar) and discuss their favorite moments of 2013 and their future plans as the new year rolls around.
What bands got you into playing music?
Aj: The biggest influence to why I’m doing what I do, as lame as it’ll be is the song “Saturday” by Fall Out Boy. It motivated me to learn how to do the cool part where Pete yells and when I was 12, that was the coolest thing in my book.
Alex: Type O Negative, Trapt, Pantera, and in my teen years early The Acacia Strain and Dream Theater
John: Bands like Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Mudhoney, Alice in Chains, and Black Sabbath. Stuff my dad listened to when i was younger.
Brandon: August Burns Red, as weird as that may be. Continue reading Interview with Amends
Here’s my interview with The Venetia Fair, where we discuss Thanksgiving, touring, and a bunch of other really random things. For hilarious and sarcastic responses, visit their Facebook and Twitter and leave them a message or a comment, and make sure you pick up Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We’ve Got In Our Brain on iTunes!
I was so excited to hear that The Noise Tour was coming to The Fillmore in San Francisco among the 17 cities it would visit across the states. Rumor had it that the sales for this tour were not doing too well, and I could not figure out why. However, it may have been the price of the tickets. Many venues had tickets going for well over $30 which, for the average concert-goer, is way too expensive. But no matter what, I had to see it for myself. My middle school self was fangirling so hard when I found out that 3oh!3 was headlining, and The Summer Set, after having such a successful year, was supporting alongside Wallpaper. and New Beat Funds. Continue reading Concert Review: 3OH!3 & More – The Noise Tour