Saturday, February 28, 2009

Faber Drive Live

Faber Drive photos by Ashley Perry

*all photos posted, unless otherwise stated, are copyright to Barricade Buzz and may not be duplicated, modified, or distributed without proper consent

Hopeless and Sub City want you to Do Something

article and photos by Sarah Rutz

Hopeless Records and Sub City have put together an amazing lineup for this year’s Take Action! Tour. A portion of all the ticket sales go towards DoSomething.Org, the organization that Hopeless/Sub City has chosen to be a part of this cool tour for the second consecutive year. The Cleveland show, which was only the second date of the tour, was packed into the House of Blues. Five bands for twenty dollars? Why not? A lot of kids seemed to think the same thing, judging by the amount of people that showed up. Whether they were there to support the headliner or one of the openers, excitement was teeming over all the kids there as they waited anxiously for their favourite performers to take the stage and... CONTINUE READING

Friday, February 20, 2009

Birthday of a Legend.

Happy birthday to Kurt Cobain. The legendary singer of Nirvana who died April 5, 1994, would have turned 42 today.

Not to sell out his name or anything, Worn Free clothing has released Cobain inspired T's. Check them out here.

Also, Converse sells Cobain inspired sneakers.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Believers Never Die pt. 2 Comes to the DC Area

Just Announced:

Believers Never Die part deux Tour will be coming to the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia Maryland on Saturday, April 25. The tour will feature Decaydance artist, Fall Out Boy, along with All Time Low, Cobra Starship, and recent Barricade Buzz favorite, Hey Monday.

For more information, visit (under I.M.P. presents)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Framing Hanley Photos

Framing Hanley @ the Recher Theatre in Townson, Maryland
photos by Amy Willard

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

Here's a playlist of love...

"Valentine" by The Get Up Kids
"PS I Love You" by the All American Rejects
"Love Remains the Same" by Gavin Rossdale
"Fell In Love With a Girl" by The White Stripes
"How You Love Me Now" by Hey Monday
"Something Called Love" by Broken Heart College
"All You Need Is Love" by The Beatles
"Hungry For Love" by Di-Rect
"I Wanna Love You" by The Main
"Fireworks" by The Plain White T's
"HeroHeroine" by Boys Like Girls
"Mass Pike" by The Get Up Kids
"Maybe I'm Amazed" by Jem
"You and Me" by Lifehouse
"Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" by Nine Days
"My Heart" by Paramore

Friday, February 13, 2009

Nathanson to Change Tour AGAIN

Due to changes in the upcoming Jack's Mannequin tour, originally planned opener, San Francisco acoustic guitarist, Matt Nathanson, is now uncertain of his participation.  The Nathanson camp is strongly suggesting people who are purchasing Jack's Mannequin tickets in order to see Matt Nathanson to wait until all confirmed dates are posted next week.

For more information, please visit

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Vote for the 9:30 Club

NBC-Washington is asking "What Is the Best Place To See Live Music?"  We've got to cast our vote to the 9:30 Club, we're there too much and love the staff.

Submit your vote HERE

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Blink Is Back

Yeah yeah... we know this is "old news" (or at least should be) that after appearing at this year's Grammy Awards, Blink 182 plans to reunite to make music again.  What we didn't realize is how many people actually cared.  Social networks like Facebook and MySpace have seen an influx of status updates, display name changes, and even thousands of bumper stickers dedicated to the revival of this long lost pop-punk trio.  Clearly we're in an age of comebacks... Backstreet Boys, New Kids On the Block, The Get Up Kids, Britney Spears.

Who's next, N'Sync??!! (teenage girls of the 90's can only hope.)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Take Action Tour comes to DC

The 2009 Sub Pop Take Action Tour will return to Washington DC's 9:30 Club on February 22, featuring Cute Is What We Aim For, along with Meg & Dia, Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue, and Anarbor. The tour will once again benefit, a national not-for-profit that believes young people have the power to make a difference. Tickets are $16, for more information visit

2009 Sub City Take Action! Tour Dates:

Feb 11 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
Feb 12 - Cleveland OH @ House of Blues
Feb 13 – Cheswick, PA @ Gravity Nightclub
Feb 14 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Feb 15 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Feb 17 - Boston, MA – The Palladium [VENUE CHANGE]
Feb 18 - New York, NY @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
Feb 20 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
Feb 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
Feb 22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Feb 23 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Feb 24 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Feb 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb 27 - North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Feb 28- St Petersburg, FL @ The State Theater
Mar 1 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar 2 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Mar 4 – Pensacola, FL @ American Legion
Mar 5 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Mar 6 - San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
Mar 7 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Mar 8 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Mar 10 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Mar 11 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Mar 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Mar 14 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Mar 15 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Mar 16 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Mar 18- Sparks, NV @ The New Oasis
Mar 19 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Mar 21- Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Mar 22- Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Mar 23- Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Mar 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
Mar 25 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Mar 27- St Paul, MN @ Station 4
Mar 28- Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club (The Rave)
Mar 30- Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Mar 31- Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Apr 1- Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

Thursday, February 5, 2009

DC Label Throws In Towel

Local DC record label, Gypsy Eye Records, announced this morning that they will no longer be.  The label distributed this message:

Hello All,

We are writing this to let you know that after much thought and exploration of all available options, we have decided that it is time to shutter Gypsy Eyes. It was a very hard decision, but our only option at this time.

If any of you want, we have copies of your albums that we will give you back, you are, effective immediately, free from any contractual obligations to Gypsy Eyes. The albums are currently at Nick's studio, please let us know if you want the product back and when you can come and get them. If you do not want them, please let us know that as well.

We are really sorry this didn't work out. You guys are all incredibly talented, we love the music, and we hope this has not been a bad experience for you.

Any questions, we are free to talk.

Thanks for everything.

Kalani, Josh, Nick

According to the, The City Paper was planning a cover story about the label and it's struggle to stay afloat in these harsh economic times.  

Bands affiliated with Gypsy Eyes included: The Apes, Vandaveer, Brandon Butler, and Shortstack.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Langerado Cancelled.

In a press release from Skope Entertainment:

Today, the 2009 Langerado Music Festival is cancelled due to sluggish ticket sales.  The 7th annual event was slated to happen March 6-8 at their new home in downtown Miami's Bicentennial Park.

Langerado's independent local promoters, faced with a very tough decision in a dismal economy, cancelled the 2009 event only after every possible option was exhausted.

As Langerado Co-Promoter Ethan Schwartz explains, "Langerado has always put the fan experience first.  Unfortunately, during these difficult economic times, and facing a first year in a new venue, it's become apparent that we cannot execute a production that lives up to the high standards of our past events. Putting Langerado on hold was the toughest decision we have ever had to make.  We are very grateful for the support of the greater-Miami community and the music community during this difficult time."

All tickets purchased will be refunded.  Please look for ticket refunds to be processed in the next 5-7 business days.   Each order will be refunded to the credit card in full, minus the included order processing fees.  Shipping fees will also be credited for those orders that did not select the free shipping promotion.
Visit for more information.

Monday, February 2, 2009

50 year anniversary

February 3rd marks the anniversary of the day, that Don McLean described in 1971, "the music died."  A small single engine plane, carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and Jiles P. Richardson crashed into a field over Iowa, killing all three.  Their final show which took place hours prior at the Surf Ballroom was named a historic landmark earlier this week by the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.  

"American Pie" by Don McClean

A long, long time ago
I can still remember
How that music used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe they'd be happy for a while

But February made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn't take one more step

I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died

So bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin' "this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die"

Did you write the book of love?
And do you have faith in God above
If the Bible tells you so?
Now do you believe in rock and roll?
Can music save your mortal soul?
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?

Well, I know that you're in love with him
'Cause I saw you dancin' in the gym
You both kicked off your shoes
Man, I dig those rhythm and blues

I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
But I knew I was out of luck
The day the music died

I started singin'
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin' "this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die"

Now for ten years we've been on our own
And moss grows fat on a rollin' stone
But that's not how it used to be
When the jester sang for the king and queen
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
In a voice that came from you and me

Oh, and while the king was looking down
The jester stole his thorny crown
The courtroom was adjourned
No verdict was returned

And while Lennon read a book on Marx
The quartet practiced in the park
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died

We were singin'
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin' "this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die"

Helter skelter in a summer swelter
The birds flew off with a fall out shelter
Eight miles high and falling fast
It landed foul on the grass
The players tried for a forward pass
With the jester on the sidelines in a cast

Now the half-time air was sweet perfume
While the sergeants played a marching tune
We all got up to dance
Oh, but we never got the chance

'Cause the players tried to take the field
The marching band refused to yield
Do you recall what was revealed
The day the music died?

We started singin'
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin' "this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die"

Oh, and there we were all in one place
A generation lost in space
With no time left to start again
So come on Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack Flash sat on a candlestick
'Cause fire is the devil's only friend

Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in Hell
Could break that Satan's spell

And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died

He was singin'
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin' "this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die"

I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away
I went down to the sacred store
Where I'd heard the music years before
But the man there said the music wouldn't play

And in the streets, the children screamed
The lovers cried and the poets dreamed
But not a word was spoken
The church bells all were broken

And the three men I admire most
The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died

And they were singin'
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin' "this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die"

They were singin'
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin' "this'll be the day that I die"

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cover of the Week

This week's cover comes from Arkansas pop/punk rockers, School Boy Humor and their take on last summer's sickening single, "Realize" by Colbie Caillat.  Releasing on Vagrant Records, their debut full length is due out on February 24, 2009.  Produced by Geoff Rockwell (Forever the Sickest Kids), we're expecting some contemporary flair.

Anyways, check out the cover on their MySpace:

Think of You Later

So Barricade Buzz became obsessed with pop-punk rockers, Every Avenue,  early last summer (check out our playlists if you don't believe us). Anywho we came across their video for one of our favorite tracks off of their 2008 release, Shh, Just Go With It on Fearless Records.  The album features many a poignant lyric combined with an undeniably catchy backdrop that is a real competitor with today's mainstream.

Here's the video for "Think Of You Later"