It's Friday - how about a new band? Live Alive's a brand new act with a pretty cool sound, hitting an energetic pop-rock/pop-punk sound somewhere between Go Radio, Fireworks, and old Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. Today we've got the band's second song ever, "Movin' On," featuring none other than Terrible Things/ex-Taking Back Sunday vocalist Fred Mascherino. Go have a little fun in the replies and enjoy some new talent.
A live split release between McCafferty, Chris Joecken and Sam Rockwell, Machete Champion is now available as 'name your price' on McCafferty's Bandcamp. Don't miss out, all three acts are different but similarly wonderful in their particular variations on acoustic music.
Kirk Huffman of Gatsbys American Dreamrecently started a new band, Real Don Music. He is playing his first show on tomorrow, August 17th, at The Barboza in Seattle, WA. He will also be playing a show in Los Angeles on September 16th, opening for Dia Frampton. His song "Emeralds and Angels" is available on iTunes. You can hear another new song called "Smoke By Day" in the replies.
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The Paley Center For Media has recently released decades-old interviews with Jon Stewart (soon after the cancellation of MTV's The Jon Stewart Show) and Louis CK (during his tenure as a writer on Late Night with Conan O'Brien). Easily worth watching for fans of either comic.
I am beyond excited to unveil what we've landed today. With over 20 years in the industry, Jim Norton has become one of the biggest names not only in dark comedy, but simply in comedy on the whole. Frequently regarded as the 'third mic' on the Opie & Anthony radio show, Norton feels no topic is taboo, and it doesn't take long for that mindset to shine through on any of his specials. We're lucky enough to have an exclusive stream of Norton's newest album Please Be Offended running all day today. Tackling such subjects as the Westboro Baptist Church and the Ground Zero mosque, this record is definitely controversial and definitely hilarious. Head to the replies to give it a listen, and...
After last week's successful premiere of the first installment of Vanna's The Few and the Far Between: The Movie, we now present you with the second chapter of the ten-part saga. This video is set to "Year of the Rat" as the plot thickens for our protagonists. Head to the replies to watch it, and come back next Friday for more.
We're very excited to bring you a brand new single/video premiere from a former Absolute100 artist, Moneta. "All My Fault" is the first song to feature new vocalist Jordan Thompson, as well as the first glimpse into what the band's upcoming record The Only Constant sounds like, produced by Jim Wirt (Something Corporate, Jack's Mannequin, The Rocket Summer). They will be headlining at The Showbox at the Market tonight in Seattle, and we're giving the first person who is interested the chance to get in for FREE - just be the first person to follow/@reply the band's twitter and tell them you'd like to attend. Head to the replies to check out the new video.
William Beckett will be stopping by this thread at 7 PM CST to chat about his fantastic Equal Vision debut, Genuine & Counterfeit (in stores next week on August 20th - you can listen to it at AltPress), as well as his upcoming tour with Jonny Craig this fall. So come in, hang out, and ask a few questions!
Update: The chat is now over. Big thanks to William to hanging out with us tonight. Pick up his new album net week!
There's a new band called Prince of Spain who just released their first single called ďFind Love" on Tuesday which is available for free download on NoiseTrade. You can also stream the song in the replies or on Spotify and Rdio.
Frank Turner will be canceling his performances at Pukkelpop, Gampel and Highfield Festivals this weekend due to lingering issues with his back that he has been fighting through for over a month. Turner has written a blog to update fans on his health; feel free to leave him well wishes in the replies.
Anyone who knows me even vaguely will know that, as well as being in a fair amount of pain, Iím filled with rage at my puny weakling back for letting me down, not to mention all the people at the shows. I can only humbly apologise. Hopefully I can sort this issue now and going forward Iíll be fine to keep touring til Iím old and gray.
Speaking of the future, people coming to Hatfield,...
If you were expecting to see Circa Survive next week in Toronto on the Uproar Fest, we have some badnews. The band is facing some border issues that are out of their control, so they will be unable to make it. The band is working on smaller shows up there in the near future to make up for it.
Typesetter (featuring members of So Many Ways) released a video for "Atonement" which you can view in the replies. The band is releasing a new 7" via Encapsulated Records on August 27th which is available for pre-order. You can also view the band's tour dates in the replies.
Heaven's Basement will be hitting the road this fall with The Pretty Reckless. Prior to these dates, the band will play several radio festivals across the United States. Lastly, they'll be touring with Black Veil Brides in Europe in winter. Dates for these tours and some other shows are below.
When do you plan on recording?
Iím not exactly sure. Iíd like to this year, but time is closing down on us. Iíd like to this year.
POZ: Is most of the record written at this point?
Nathan: Itís written and demoed out. Iím writing some more just to have. The Season was 12 cut town to 10. I want this to be 20 cut down to 10.
Yeah. I donít know if itís arrogant, but itís just like we have the tendency to just only look at whatís around us, generally speaking. So that was just a super inspirational trip. And the second one was when they invited me to play one of these shows that they put on, which is essentially a four-hour concert with anywhere from 20 to 50 different artists from all over the world.
Running the gamut from sketch to improv to stand-up and shining the spotlight on both veteran comics & rising stars (among which are the likes of Chris Gethard, Aparla Nancherla and Dan Soder), the 1st Annual Brooklyn Comedy Festival is quickly approaching. Luckily for you East coasters, however, our friends over at The Laugh Button (it's their day here today, I guess) are giving away three free passes to this great 5-day showcase beginning on August 19th. All you have to do is be over 21, head over to the contest page, fill out a couple quick boxes, and the rest is left to fate. If you're in the area and able, try your hardest to go regardless; the lineup is stellar for a first-year...
And sometimes itís not easy to be that person whoís like ĎNo, I donít know anything about celebrity gossip and no, I didnít watch that TV show last week. But I just got this new record and these lyrics on it are really important to me. Or I just discovered this artist, I really like the work they do and itís really meaningful to me in this way.í