Monday, April 27, 2009


Soooooooooooo much going on in the Barricade Buzz world!
Friday we caught up with the  AP Tour @ the 930 Club here in DC.  We want to give a big thank you to the guys of A Rocket To the Moon for chatting 
with us before the show!

We'd also like to give a big thanks to Hey Monday for letting us hang out on their to
ur bus before the Believers Never Die Part Deux show at the Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Oh, if any of you are wondering why there are pix of ARTTM's and HM's shoes... it's part of my continuing photo essay called, Life of My Chucks check it out at

Oh! We're looking forward to tomorrow's All American Reject's show with Vedera, Shiny Toy Guns, and Ace Enders!

That's the buzz!


ps. that awesome "PUNK" t-shirt I'm wearing with ARTTM is from WornFree, so a big thanks goes out to them!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cover of the Week

This week's cover was suggested by my friend, Spencer. It's The Fray doing "Heartless" by Kayne West. It's pretty rad.


Saturday, April 18, 2009


Fall Out Boy is returning to the DC/Md/Va area THIS Saturday. They're bringing along female led pop-punk up and comers, Hey Monday. Oh... AND 50 Cent has been added to this tour top as well. This is a show NOT TO BE MISSED! Get your tickets NOW @

Monday, April 13, 2009

Short Film

OK. So films are not something we usually cover... but this short film I found via NotCot really impressed me... mostly because it's comprised of 3 things I love 1. music 2. photography 3. Rome.

It's called Notte Sento. It was funded by the Seagate Creative Fund and is a short film shot in Rome, Italy with a Canon EOS 30D. Wait, Amy, isn't a 30D a DSLR camera? Yes, yes it is. The whole video is made up of over 4,500 photographs. That's right, still photos. I think it's not only a brilliant story, but a creative piece in general.



Notte Sento (English subtitles) from napdan on Vimeo.

Indie Playlist

This week's playlist is heavily based on independent rockers.

"Burn The Good Ones Down" by Red Letter Agent
"Closer" by Travis
"Weapons" by The Daylights
"Sweet and Low" by Augustana
"Skeleton Key" by Margot & the Nuclear So and So's
"Lost Cause" by Oddibe
"The Town That You Live In" by Sherwood
"Save You" by Matthew Perryman Jones

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Music Video Check: The Classic Crime

Today's video stems from "old school" Classic Crime, we're talking circa 2006 off of their debut album, "Albatross."

Check it.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Where Were We Last Night?

Barricade Buzz was at Katy Perry @ the 9:30 Club. Duh.
There was a large pussy.. cat involved in the evening, which we really don't want to discuss at the moment.

BUT who we do want to discuss is the opener, The Daylights. We were shockingly impressed. They feature the delightful vocals of Ran and Ricky Jackson (they're twins!) and Svend Lerche.

They remind us of one of our personal favorite bands, Travis, so fans of them are definitely going to want to check out these guys with their refreshingly clean indie-rock sound. Alright, enough reading this, check out their stuff on MySpace.

"Rogue Machine" and "Slow Down" are two of our favorites.

Friday, April 10, 2009



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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Come As You Are

15 years ago today, music lost one of its legends. On April 8, 1994, lead singer of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, was found dead. A memorial show will be held Friday in Seattle, WA featuring Nirvana cover band, Nevermind. Proceeds from the event will go to the Kurt Cobain Memorial Fund to help build a youth center and memorial park in Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen.

For more information, visit

"It's better to burn out than fade away" K. Cobain

R.I.P Kurt

A Day To Remember photos

photos by Amy Willard
Ram's Head Live, Baltimore, MD

Hey Monday: Unplugged

A Barricade Buzz favorite, Hey Monday, recently gave an acoustic performance at Hot Topic.
Checkout the Shock House footage:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Rome From Home

As you may have heard by now, L'Aquila, Italy recently suffered a devastating earthquake. Over 200 people are reported dead and more than 10,000 are now without homes. Rome From Home, a music charity project originating from Rome, Italy, is working to put together a show to raise money for the displaced families. The details of this event are soon to come.

For those of you who will not be able to attend the show in Rome, we encourage you to do your part and donate to the American Red Cross International Response Fund in support of their relief efforts in Italy.
Click to Donate

Sky Eats Airplane photos

photos by Amy Willard
3/29 - Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD

Friday, April 3, 2009

Roman's Do It Better Project - Live

Over Christmas, we introduced you to a music-charity project going on in Rome, Italy called Roman's Do It Better. Here's some live (and very raw footage) of one of their performances.
The video features members from the following bands: Vanilla Sky, The Union, The Gaia Corporation, Autoreverse, Your Hero, My Last Fall, Hopes Die Last, Dungeon Elite, Broken Heart College, The Electric Diorama, The Jersey Line, The Beauty, Jet Market, and Doomsday

For more information on the Roman's Do It Better Project visit

Also, RDIBP is a part of a developing global music-charity organization called Rome From Home - Music With a Mission.
Bands interested in joining Rome From Home and participating in similar projects should send an email to

Thursday, April 2, 2009