Saturday, August 30, 2008

New stuff from The Gaia Corporation

Another Rome based band,The Gaia Corporation (an alternative group featuring Vincenzo Mario Cristi and Danielle Brian Autore of Vanilla Sky) has posted a new song to their MySpace and announced the scheduled release of The Corruption / I Am Revolution for 2009.

New Fall Out Boy album set to release in November

photo by Amy Willard, 2007 Friends or Enemies Tour

Island Records' Fall Out Boy announced earlier this week at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Co that their latest album will be released November 4, 2008. The news broke after the band headlined the 2008 "Rock the Vote Ballot Bash." The new release is titled Folie a Deux, with the first single, "I Don't Care," to be hitting airwaves in the coming weeks.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Rival Schools reunited

We've clearly been living under a rock or something, but New York's post hardcore rockers, Rival Schools, reunited this summer, after calling a hiatus back in 2003. The guys returned to the stage, playing shows around the UK. Rock Sound magazine reported the reunion back in May which included an interview with Walter Schreifels. With a few US tour dates scheduled for the U.S. this fall, Rival Schools as essentially Reunited By Fate. Check 'em out

Fall Tour Dates:

October 9, 2008 - The Echo - Echo Park, CA
October 10, 2008 - Brick by Brick - San Diego, CA
October 11, 2008 - Lisk Fest - Irvine, CA
October 12, 2008 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA
November 3, 2008 - The Khyber - Philadelphia, PA
November 4, 2008 - Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ
November 5, 2008 - The Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
November 6, 2008 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY

Sunday, August 24, 2008

flying under the indie radar: Johnny Action Figure

Barricade Buzz wants you to check out the Pennsylvania indie-rock band, Johnny Action Figure. This musical quartet delivers a classic independent sound with a genuine rock performance. Associated with DPR Records and Bear On a Motorcycle productions, the guys are currently featuring their most recent album, Ask the Room to Please Stop Spinning. To sample some of their songs head over to

Friday, August 22, 2008

Rolling Stone gets a little nip-tuck

Yes ladies and gentlemen, the popular music publication, Rolling Stone Magazine is going under the knife and getting a face lift--or maybe it can be considered a breast reduction?

For over 40 years the magazine has been notorious for it's over sized pages and stapled end binding. Beginning October 17 2008, RS will standardize it's look, resorting to the standard magazine size paper and glossy, flat edge binding--yawn.

We here at Barricade Buzz are wondering how the change will affect the magazine's sales. Obviously we're going to continue to read, but we know we're definitely going to miss the jumbo size covers to pin up on the walls.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I Hate Kate to tour with Secondhand Serenade

I HATE KATE tour dates with Secondhand Serenade, Thriving Ivory and Corey Lamb

Sept 16 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

Sept 17 – Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos

Sept 18 – Lubbock, TX @ Tequilla Jungle

Sept 19 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa

Sept 20 – Maxwell, TX @ The Cotton Gin

Sept 22 – Houston, TX @ Meridian

Sept 23 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s

Sept 24 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre

Sept 28 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s

Sept 30 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

Oct 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Strummers Nite Club

Oct 4 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

Oct 5 – Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey

Oct 8 – E. Lansing – The Small Planet

Oct 10 – Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court

Oct 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre

Oct 12 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

More dates to be announced

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Calling all Lifehouse fans

**Music Video Casting Call**

LA Lifehouse fans….Wanna be in the video for "Broken"? Here is your chance….

It is an amazing story with a dramatic twist in the end, and we anticipate this to be one Lifehouse's best ever. This is a video where you have a chance to be an active part of the concept. There is no pay but we plan to give something to everyone who comes out, and of course a chance to meet the band.

When: Sun Aug 24 **This date has been changed from the 20th to the 24th**
Where: Los Angeles Area

Time & Location will emailed back to you after you RSVP, so you must RSVP first! Here's what you need to do:

Send us an email to and give us the following information:

1. Your name
2. Your age (VERY IMPORTANT)
3. How many people are coming with you (if any)
4. Confirm that you are available for at least (8) hours during the DAYTIME this coming Wednesday, August 20th.
5. your email address
6. That you can and will have a fun time!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Betty Davis

Every time I hear "Betty Davis Eyes" by Space Cadet, I'm reminded of why I like them so much.
I kind of found them by accident... well not really... they happen to be produced by Taylor Tatsch, who used to play guitar for Ryan Cabrera, who I met at a show several years ago.
Closest Thing to Closure is their most recent release on Kirkland Records and has all the trimmings of one man's heartbreak.

You can sample their songs on their official MySpace.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Who's coming to the DC/VA/MD area this month

some shows to check out:

8.18 - Backstreet Boys - Wolf Trapp
8.18 - Jonas Brothers - Nissan Pavilion
8.19 - Metro Station - 6 Flags America
8.19 - Good Charlotte - 9:30 Club
8.21 - Puddle of Mudd - Ram's Head
9.21 - The Hush Sound - Ottobar
8.22 - Finger Eleven - Power Plant Live
8.24 - Hit the Lights - Recher Theatre

Monday, August 11, 2008

Format frontman launches new project

Early this year the underground indie-rock band, The Format, officially went on hiatus. For eight months, the Arizona natives had little explanation for the break, other than they were not going to be making another album. Lead singer, Nate Reuss, has moved from the desert to New York and returned to the music scene with a new project called Fun.

You can sample the new endeavor now at

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Sunday, August 10, 2008


So... we're watching the Olympics--more specifically Men's relay with Michael Phelps- this evening and the only song that can really come to mind is the theme from Team America: World Police.
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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Welcome to the NEW

Welcome to the new look of the site!
Here's a little explanation of the new areas:

Sound Check - CD reviews and playlists

Stage - Concert reviews and tour announcements

Backstage - Interviews and behind the scenes

Photo Pit - photographs

Stage Crew - our contact information

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Slug and Ant to kick off tour next week

After selling out their When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint Your City Gold Tour, Atmosphere will be launching an extended tour in support of their latest release, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That, next week in Iceland. The duo will spend a month touring Europe before heading back to the United States for the Paint The Nation Tour.

The fan pre-sale will begin Wednesday, August 6 at and the national sale will start on Friday, August 8th.

Dates for the Paint The Nation Tour

09.10- Fargo, ND @ The Venue
09.11- Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Empire Expo Center
09.12- Omaha,NE @ Slowdown
09.13- Red Rocks, CO @ Monolifth Festival *
09.15- Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
09.16- Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
09.18- Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
09.19- Sacramento, CA @ Empire
09.20- San Diego, CA @ Street Scene*
09.21- Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
09.22- Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
09.25- Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
09.26- Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
09.27- Phoenix, AZ @ Edge Fest*
09.28- Tucson, AZ KFMA Fall Ball*
09.30- Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10.01- New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina's
10.03- Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10.04- Orlando, FL @ Firestone
10.06- Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10.07- Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
10.08- Richmond, VA @ Toad's Place
10.10- Baltimore, MD @ Ram Head's Live
10.11- New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place

*indicates Atmosphere only