Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sucker for Anything Acoustic

Yep, call me a Brand New cliche, but I AM a sucker for anything acoustic, and I think Dave Melillio stole my heart via Twitter... (not to be a creeper or anything.)
Anyways, his melodies remind me of the old Plain White T's days... (circa 2002, for all you "Hey There Delilah" freaks who have no idea Stop even exists...) Anyways, check out his MySpace, http://www.myspace.com/davidmelillo


ps. I sat down with Josh, Neil, and Jeremy of A Day To Remember last night. Cool guys, and I'm hoping to launch Buzz TV real soon!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Cover of the Week

This week's cover was suggested by my roommate. It's a Ukrainian band called Los Colorados and they're covering "Hot n Cold" by Katy Perry.



Thursday, March 26, 2009

Updates ETC

Sorry we've been MIA. Busy times with Spring cleaning and such (pathetic excuses, we know.)

Anywho, we've got some great stuff in the works. We will be filming our final segment this weekend with A Day To Remember for a developing project called Buzz TV (name subject to change). But we're pretty stoked to meet them this weekend and catch their set after. They will be at the Ram's Head Live in Baltimore, MD this Sunday with The Devil Wears Prada, Emarosa, and Sky Eats Airplane. 16 bucks, you can't beat it, so be there.

We're also happy to announce that The All American Rejects will be coming to DC on April 28 at the 9:30 Club. They'll be coming with a band called Vedera, who we saw open for The Fray in January and really enjoyed. So check that out.

More updates and things will be coming. Stay tuned.

Any questions, email us at barricadebuzz@gmail.com or send us a Tweet on Twitter @barricadebuzz

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Check out Rome From Home

Hey Buzz readers,

We'd like to invite you to check out our editor, Amy Willard's, music charity project called Rome From Home, Music With a Mission. Idea behind the project is to unite bands world wide and encourage them to make a difference in their communities. They've got some great bands already involved including Vanilla Sky and The Union from Italy, as well as Kodiak and Count Your Blessings from the United States. For more information, check out the official myspace: http://www.myspace.com/romefromhome

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Now crank up the Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, and some Street Dogs, and pretend to be Irish if you're not.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Believes Never Die part deux Tour coming to the Merriweather


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 930.com (under I.M.P. presents)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ume entertains with new EP

By Sarah Rutz

Coming at us from Austin, Texas, Ume is a three-piece outfit that’s catching the music scene’s attention. With their brilliantly executed combination of musical instruments and vocals, their new EP continuously entertains listeners, from the beginning of the cd to the very end. Their infectious and unique sound makes it hard for people to not want to move along with it, and the Sunshower EP evokes that feeling excellently.

With five tracks of melodic, driving punk, lead singer Lauren’s voice carries listeners easily from one track to the next, leaving little room for disappointment in the entire EP. It’s a cohesive effort at creating something new for listeners of all types of music—fast paced tracks like “The Conductor” compliment slower tracks like “Sunshower”. The lyrics give all listeners a connection to the band that is often hard to achieve and sometimes even lost with some artists, but Ume keeps everything consistent, clear, and exciting.

The EP is available on iTunes and other digital stores. If you prefer a hard copy, head on over to http://www.umemusic.com/ and purchase it through their merch store, or catch a Ume show and pick one up there.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Vanilla Sky becomes Guitar Heroes

Starting tomorrow, March 5, Italian pop punk rockers, Vanilla Sky will join the ranks of many elite bands now part of the growing music video game phenomena. Guitar Hero World Tour will expand its library with its third European Track Pack which will feature "Break It Out" off of Vanilla Sky's 2007 release, Changes. The new pack will also feature songs from The Rasmus and Les Rita Mitsouko.

The European Track Pack will run gamers on the Xbox LIVE Market place 440 Microsoft Points for the Xbox360, and $5.49 in the Playstation Store for the PS3. The tracks will also be available for individual downloads for 160 Microsoft Points on the 360, $1.99 on the PS3, and 200 Wii Points for the Nintendo Wii.