The Gunz Show sat down with John D., the creator of Skate and Surf, to discuss this yearís lineup as well as the history of the Festival. John explained how he secured a Midtown reunion, what went wrong last year, and hints at more acts to be added. He also touches base on how the venue will be set up and another upcoming tour he has planned. You can listen to it here.
Every year I try to convince Midtown. In my perfect world this yearís headliners would have been Fall Out Boy and Midtown. Iím going to get them Ė I think it will be next year or 2015. Every year I go after them first and then Jay-Z, and as soon as they say no I know that itís a normal year. Midtown know when the right time will be. It has to be a mutual thing.
After making a snarky comment (is there anything else from me?) on my instagram account to Rob Hitt (Midtown) about buying the vinyl that were announced yesterday, Rob responded that neither the band nor Drive-Thru know exactly how this is happening and that they're looking into this pressing. We'll keep you updated when we hear more.
Streaming in entirety at the Humble BeginningsAP.net Profile is the Overanalyzing the Manifestations of the Unconscious EP (released by Eyeball Records in 1998). These snotty New Jersey pop-punks included a blossoming rockstar named Gabe Saporta, and it's here that you can hear what it sounded like at step one. Head to the replies for commentary from Eyeball owner Alex Saavedra.
You can now buy Heath Saraceno's jacket that he wore on the cover for Midtown's Save the World, Lose the Girl on eBay. It is autographed and will make a great gift for you or a favorite AP.net staff member.
At last night's All Time Low/Cobra Starship show in Glasgow, UK, Gabe came out and played on bass with All Time Low for Midtown's "Get It Together". Rumor has it that Gabetown Low (Gabe + Midtown + All Time Low...stick with me, folks) will be playing a four-song set tonight.
On The Gunz Show, Gabe Saporta (Midtown, Cobra Starship) spoke about the reunion of Midtown and said that it wouldn't be at Bamboozle, but rather, a more intimate setting. Though nothing is confirmed yet for time or place, the members have spoken about it, and all agree that they want to play one last show for the Midtown fans within the next few months.
Last week, you all thought that The Starting Line's "Surprise, Surprise" would make for the best next single off of Based on a True Story. Now we'll go with another pop-punk album that we at AP think should have been bigger. It's time to put yourself in the role of a record company executive here, because it's your turn to decide what should have been.
Living Well is the Best Revenge was Midtown's major-label debut with MCA/Drive-Thru. Released on April 16, 2002, it was a pop-punk album that had potential to hit it big but for some reason never achieved the status that many believed it could have.
Your job is to change that. We want to know, if you were in power, what song you...