Monday, September 26, 2011

Test... 1... 2... 3

Still there?

Hey everyone! We just wanted to let you all know why things have been so quite on the Buzz front! We've spent the WHOLE summer working on a pretty huge step forward for our future! We'll be re-launching this fall (hopefully pretty soon, in fact!)

We'll have a new name, new location, new content all for YOU!

Get stoked, because we certainly are!!

-Team Barricade Buzz

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New video from He Is We

Check out this new video from He Is We featuring Owl City. (Warning: you may need some tissues, this one is emotional.)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Ticket Giveaway: Laura Marling 9/27

Hey readers! Time for another ticket giveaway!
We have a pair of tickets to Laura Marling at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on 9/27 up for grabs on our Facebook page! Become a fan, and comment our contest post with your favorite Laura Marling song to be entered to win!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Rock on the Range 2011

Rock on the Range is one of Ohio's premier summer music festivals. Kicking things off in late May, this 3 day fest features some of the top names in alternative, nu-metal, and rock. Highlights from this year's event include: Avenge Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle, Alter Bridge, Disturbed, All That Remains, Danzig, A Day To Remember, Asking Alexandria, Hollywood Undead, P.O.D., and a last minute addition of Puddle of Mudd.

We sent Barricade Buzz photographer, Joe Noyes, all the way to Ohio from DC to capture the event. Check out his AWESOME shots!

Coming to the 9:30 Club

Shows NOT to miss at the 9:30 Club this June:

The Dodos - Sunday June 12, 2011 - Tickets:

Sunday June 19, 2011 - Black Country Communion - Tickets:

Thursday June 23, 2011 - Grupo Fantasma - Tickets:

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! We want to thank the brave men and women of our armed services who protect our country daily!
We'll be posting up photos from Rock on the Range this week! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Living With Lions issue statement regarding new album

If you've been living under a rock in the punk world then you've missed out the controversy surrounding Canadian pop punkers, Living With Lions. Their latest release, Holy Shit, has been causing quite a bit a trouble for newly appointed Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The album which released last week is under scrutiny for offensive album titling and artwork that was funded by the Canadian government art assistance program FACTOR. The Prime Minister has decided to make an example of Living With Lions by instating a motion to cut their artist funding completely.

The issue has drawn a distinct line between extremely conservative political views, and artistic freedom.

Living With Lions have decided to remain true to their art by refusing to alter the album, and instead will payback every cent used to produce the album.

LWL's official statement:

A statement from Vancouver’s Living With Lions, regarding the recent controversy over the artwork to the band’s new album “Holy Shit” (Adeline Records):

The content of our artwork for our new recording was created out of our passion for satire and absurdist humor. The lyrical and musical content of this record does not contain any commentary on religion, nor does it use a pejorative or malicious voice against any particular group of people (excluding possibly some of our ex-girlfriends).

When the idea came up to simply alter the artwork for HOLY SHIT without having to expedite the repayment to FACTOR (The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings), we chose to entirely return the money so that HOLY SHIT can forever remain true to the original format.

The debate about government funding contributing to potentially controversial art is neither new nor truly resolved; but when the offended public complains, the politicians habitually remind groups like FACTOR, the NEA and the Arts Council that they can pull the plug rather than encourage discourse or scholarly debate.

We would like to thank our fans, friends and family for their continued support. We'd especially like to thank some of our newer fans in the media whose stance(s) on free speech has been really influential:

"Only a fool would think that censoring and gagging someone is equivalent of changing their mind." - Ezra Levant

"I'm a mad believer in free speech and standing up to those who want to stifle free speech and impose standards of expectations." - James Moore

- Living with Lions, May 24th 2011

Who is really to say what is art and what is not? C'mon, don't we all have those "Holy Shit" moments from time to time?

What are your thoughts on this issue? If a government does not define what is "offensive" when it comes to artistic loans, should they be able to censor art after production? Does censorship defeat the purpose of art? Hit us up with your comments and tweets! (@barricadebuzz)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

DC101 Chili Cook Off

This weekend catch Weezer, Seether, Papa Roach, Panic! At the Disco, Neon Trees, Paper Tongues, and Middle Class Rut at the DC 1010 Chili Cook Off at RFK Stadium in Washington DC.
Proceeds benefit the National Kidney Foundation.
For tickets and info visit:

Friday, May 13, 2011

This Weekend at the 9:30 Club

Xavier Rudd and Honey Honey

The Reverend Horton Heat
and Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Lykke Li
and Grimes

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

9:30 Club ticket giveaway

We're are giving away 2 tickets to the Mogwai and Errors show at the 9:30 Club on 4/19.
To enter, comment on the Mogwai picture on our FACEBOOK PAGE with your favorite Mogwai song! It's that simple!

To purchase tickets to this show: click here