Thursday, May 28, 2009

Band to Buzz: Parachute

So... this is a very weird full circle kind of thing... A couple years ago I received a MySpace message from a band called Sparky's Flaw. They were telling me how they were coming to DC for a show. It turns out their gig was actually at my university. When I let them know, they messaged back asking what I thought the show would be like.

Well... knowing what "gigs" at my school had been like in the past-- mostly speaking from an interesting experience at the Howie Day event (ironically the last "major" concert held on campus...)-- I warned them that the show probably wasn't going some stellar experience, and to not get their hopes up. Whoever was writing still seemed hopeful and encouraged me to go. I was caught up with school work and never made it, unfortunately.

In a press release sent a few months back to we were informed of a band called Parachute-- formerly known as Sparky's Flaw. Small world? Well it turns out that the five guys coming to my campus weren't just some bogus band that my school usually picked to perform. They had real talent... and brains-- all five members attended UVA.

If you're wondering why Parachute might sound vaguely familiar, then you're probably a One Tree Hill fan. The fivesome from Charlottesville, Va was featured on this past season with their delightful single, "She Is Love."

With a sound compared to Maroon 5 and The Fray, their most recent album, Losing Sleep, is avaible now and features eleven delightful tracks, including "She Is Love." The guys just finished touring with O.A.R. and will coming to Jammin' Java in Vienna, Va in August.

Check em out now at

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Fray + Jack's Mannequin to DC!

'Just a reminder that talented Denver based piano rockers, The Fray, will be returning to the DC area on June 16 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. They will be accompanied by Jack's Mannequin.

For tickets + more information, visit!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Birthday Buzz!

One of our editors, and photographers, Amy Willard, is celebrating her birthday today. Everyone here at would like to wish her a very happy birthday!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Throw Your Hats In The Air

and change just as they land...-The Format

Several members of the Barricade Buzz team graduated this past weekend, or will be in the coming weeks, so we just want to congratulate all of them on their achievements! Here's a playlist for the classes of 2009

"Here's to the Night" Eve 6
"Graduation Day" Head Automatica
"Give It Up" The Format
"Good Riddance" Green Day
"Last Summer" Lostprophets
"We'll All Be..." The Maine
"Miles Apart" Yellowcard

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Summer Shows, NOT TO BE MISSED!!

There are some awesome tours coming up. Here are a few coming to the DC/MD/VA way.

Check em out! For ticketing and more information, visit

Friday, May 1, 2009

Hey Monday Announces Headling Tour

photo by Amy Willard

Hey Monday has announced their headlining tour with This Providence, The Friday Night Boys, Stereo Skyline, and The Bigger Lights!

Wed/6-10 Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
Thu/6-11 Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
Fri/6-12 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Sat/6-13 Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk
Sun/6-14 Modesto, CA @ Empire Theatre
Tue/6-16 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Wed/6-17 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Fri/6-19 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon
Sat/6-20 Denver, CO @ Bluebird
Sun/6-21 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
Tue/6-30 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
Wed/7-1 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
Tue/7-7 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
Wed/7-8 Boston, MA @ Harper's Ferry
Fri/7-10 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Sun/7-12 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Tue/7-14 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Wed/7-15 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
Thu/7-16 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Fri/7-17 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
Sat/7-18 Tampa, FL @ State Theatre
Sun/7-19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Tue/7-21 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Wed/7-22 McAllen, TX @ Incubator
Thu/7-23 Dallas, TX @ The Max
Fri/7-24 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz