Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dashboard Confessional

Two members of the Florida based Dashboard Confessional took to the sweltering stage of the Ottobar in Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday December 13 2009. Frontman, Chris Carrabba, led the acoustic set which featured songs from their new release, Alter the Ending, as well as old favorites including "Vindicated" and "Hands Down."

photos by Amy Willard

Band Together for Lupus.

Band Together for Lupus.

For those who may not know, John Lennon wrote the famous song, "Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds" about a painting of a woman named Lucy Vodden. Vodden recently passed away at the age of 46 after a long battle with the disease called lupus.

Julian Lennon and James Scott Cook have Band Together for Lupus to help make a difference. When you download their song, "Lucy" proceeds will help the Lupus Foundation of America and the St. Thomas Lupus Trust in Great Britain.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

DC101's Festivus cancelled: Confirmed.

In the words of Weezer, "Say It Ain't So"...

This morning Barricade Buzz tweeted the news that Rivers Cuomo of Weezer suffered injuries in a bus accident in upstate NY. The frontman, and another member of the Weezer camp were hospitalized as a result. No other injuries had been reported.

News is now circulating about the cancellation of upcoming shows. On the MySpace for tour opener, Jack's Mannequin, the band writes:

Due to an injury, the remaining Weezer/Jack's Mannequin December dates have been canceled.

"Rivers, We are all thinking about you and wishing you a speedy recovery.

Andrew and the Jack's Mannequin band and crew"

This means the Boston, Philly, and DC dates are cancelled. Looks like DC101's Festivus, "a holiday for the rest of us," which was slated to feature Weezer, Jack's Mannequin, and Motion City Soundtrack, will sadly be a holiday for no one.

Switchfoot to return to the DC area

Alternative Christian rockers, Switchfoot will return to the DC metro area this week. They will be hitting up Baltimore's Rams Head Live on Monday December 7. Attendees are encouraged to bring non perishable food items for donation. They will also be hitting up DC's infamous 9:30 Club on Sunday December 13, 2009. We're giving away 2 tickets to the DC show via our Twitter. We'll pick a winner monday, visit twitter.com/barricadebuzz for details!