Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Of a Revolution to Return to DC Next Week

Don't forget! Of a Revolution will be returning to the DC area on Friday August 7 with Matt Nathanson at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Tickets are still available @

Pop-Punk Act Surprise Fans Before Warped

By Sarah Rutz
photos by Amy Willard

Just two weeks ago, All Time Low released their latest studio album, Nothing Personal. The album has since sold more than double what their 2007 album, So Wrong It’s Right, sold, and held no. 4 on the Top 40 albums since its release. The band did a short tour of ‘secret shows’, with friends We The Kings, Cartel and Days Difference. On Thursday, July 16th, they played to a sold-out crowd in Cleveland, where the last time that they played in the city was on the Believers Never Die tour with Fall Out Boy, Hey Monday, Metro Station and Cobra Starship.

Days Difference opened up the show with their melodic pop-rock. The four piece Virginia based band played a short set, but even as the newcomers that
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Warped Tour Report

by Amy Willard

Alright, this piece is going to be an informal recap of the July 14, 2009 Van's Warped Tour stop in Columbia, Maryland (that's because I'm still recovering from the 3,000+ photographs I've taken since last Saturday). Pretty much the day started out by heading up to the Merriweather Post Pavilion about 30 minutes before the gates, only to find thousands of fans already lined up in both directions around the venue (insane!).

I picked up my press credentials, and dropped off a box of pasta for the food drive and made my way through the sea of fans to the Hurley stage to catch Sing It Loud. I wasn't too familiar with them, but they put on a good opening set at 11:15 AM.

After my first 3 songs (that's all you're allowed to photograph in the pit) I picked up some more press information-- aka the handy daily schedule-- and headed over to the Main Stage to catch the end of the After Midnight Project set ... CONTINUE READING

Friday, July 17, 2009

Free Speaks To The Buzz

Missed out on your chance at FREE tickets to this year's Virgin Mobile Free Fest? Don't fret! You can still win and earn tickets to the event. DC101 radio will be giving away tickets and you can also earn admission through volunteer work. Sign up for community service (you only need 13 hours... that's like 2 Saturdays) at the official website and you'll earn yourself Free-I.P. access to the event.

Already scored your free tickets? Great! Now you're in store for more FREE-ness at the event. Rumors are slated that Kyocera will be giving away free cell phones and rumored free plans to a select few who prove they are sans jobs. (Great for those recent college grads who still don't have a job!)

Also, Converse will be holding a design contest for a chance to win 1 years worth of shoes! (That's 12 pairs!) Even Gibson Guitars is getting in the mix by giving those in the Kyocera Lucky Layoff Lounge a chance at winning "Flying V" guitars.

Even though no one is guaranteed to win these grand prizes, it's pretty obvious that there will be plenty of free goodies at this years event. So if you haven't scored tickets yet, sign up and give back to your community and get in on this free-ness.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Video & Record from All Time Low

Maryland natives, All Time Low, released their latest CD this week titled, Nothing Personal, featuring 12 new catchy tracks aimed to please long time fans.

They have also released a music video for one of the songs, "Weightless." The video showcases a rather painfully sarcastic, but probably honest look into the world of ATL. Check it out.

Friday, July 10, 2009




ENTER TO WIN! This awesome "No Pictures" Debbie Harry inspired T-shirt from Worn Free! Email with your name, address, and shirt size!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Some songs to check out this weekend:

"Keeping Secrets" by Sound We Sleep
"Because You're Lonely" by The Venetia Affair
"Build Your Own Disaster" by Ice Nine Kills
"The Way We Operate" by Before Their Eyes
"When It's Over Now" by Phone Calls From Home
"Train to Tokyo" by Thee Armada
"Best I Never Had" by The Downtown Fiction

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Stuff that Rocks

Here's something that's a little different for Barricade Buzz. We're taking a crack at rock apparel and accessories. Here are some things that we think rock.

First up is the "Orpheus" wallet from BRAITHWAITE WALLETS INC. We're pretty sure no guitarist should be without this clever money holder, seeing show it holds guitar pics. Pure rock genius.

Next are WORN FREE t-shirts. Which, of course, we are giving away this Debbie Harry "No Pictures" from their collection. Email with your name, number, address, and size by July 15 to win!

For the ladies, we're also loving Vera Wang's Rock Princess fragrance. It's not too overpowering, but it's got a distinct scent we like.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Might Could delivers delightful complexity

By Ben Cantlupe

In Adams Morgan, behind the confines of the worn brick walls of BOSSA bistro, adorned by black and white photographs of nude people indigenous to a place most of us have never been to, Might Could, the acoustic guitar quartet from College Park, MD had taken to the stage. This was the second performance of their first tour, which includes dates in New York, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Chicago. On the night of June 28, they traded sets with guitarist John Lee and his namesake group The John Lee Experience.

Might Could played selections from their two albums as a quartet (the very first album was a duo endeavor) as well a few new, unrecorded compositions. They performed “Machinery” from the album.... continue reading

Thursday, July 2, 2009

photos: The Classic Crime

check out Amy Willard's photos of Seattle based rockers, The Classic Crime from their performance at Cafe Nine in New Haven, Connecticut over the weekend. If you haven't listened to these guys yet, perhaps you should. You can follow them on Twitter @theclassiccrime.

Don't Forget! Warped Is Coming to DC!

Just a reminder that the Van's Warped Tour will be coming to the Washington DC area on July 14 to the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Bands expected to perform include There For Tomorrow, The Maine, 3oh!3, and many more! Tickets are still available. Visit for more details!

Barricade Buzz will be covering the event, so we hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Attention readers!!! In honor of Debbie Harry's (lead singer of the punk rock band, Blondie) birthday, July 1. Barricade Buzz will be giving away this awesome vintage Debbie Harry "No Pictures" T-shirt from WornFree!

No purchase necessary, simply email your name, address, telephone number, and preferred shirt size to, subject: WornFree Contest. 1 lucky winner will be chosen at random by midnight on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

So have some cake, rock out to "In The Flesh" and hit us up with your entry!