Armed with their new EP Bang, Chicago natives Empires are taking their music on the road in support of Warped Tour veterans, TV/TV. We caught up with the guys on Monday at the Ottobar in Baltimore Maryland after their 30 minute set which featured new songs as well as ones off their debut release, Howl. Stay tuned for the video interview, in the meantime, enjoy some photos. www.weareempires.com photos by Amy Willard
The Bamboozle Roadshow-- the accompanying tour to the the huge 3-city music festival- kick off last Friday in Columbia, MD at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Playing to a sea of "scenesters," main stage acts included: Cartel, Hanson, Boys Like Girls, Forever the Sickest Kids. As well as Maryland natives, Good Charlotte and All Time Low.
Italian pop-punk band, Vanilla Sky, is back with a vengeance this year: releasing their new album, Fagile, which has been 3 years in the making, and now this. This week millions of Americans obsessed with the dramatic-music-comedy Glee tuned in to see the cast "Go Gaga." Well... now it's Vanilla Sky's turn, as they cover "Just Dance" in their new music video. Pretty impressive for a group of guys from Italy.
Electric Zombie, Merch Now, and Peta2 present the SCREAM IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT tour!
This month long, North American tour will feature SILVERSTEIN, EMERY, DANCE GAVIN DANCE, I SET MY FRIENDS ON FIRE, SKY EATS AIRPLANE, IVORYLINE, CLOSE TO HOME, and more to be announced!
Check out the preview trailer:
Dates are as follows: July 8 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom (with The Devil Wears Prada, Miss May I, Your Demise) July 9 - Detroit, MI - St Andrews Hall July 10 - Chicago, IL - Metro July 11 - St Paul, MN - Station 4 July 13 - Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall July 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex July 16 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon July 17 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre July 18 - Orangevale, CA - Club Retro July 20 - West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues July 21 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues July 22 - San Diego, CA - Soma July 23 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre July 25 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom July 26 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit July 27 - Austin, TX - Emo's July 28 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX July 30 - Club at Firestone - Orlando, FL July 31 - State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL Aug 1 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA Aug 3 - Rams Head Live! - Baltimore, MD Aug 4 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA Aug 5 - The Fillmore At Irving Plaza - New York, NY Aug 6 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA (with August Burns Red, Story Of The Year, and more) Aug 7 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT (with August Burns Red, Story Of The Year, and more) Aug 8 - Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
Earlier this month, the Merriweather Post Pavilion conducted a contest where each high school could "Tweet their way to Free Tickets. The school with the most retweets about the show would win tickets. Congratulations to Falls Church High School in Virginia for winning tickets to Bamboozle with All Time Low & Boys Like Girls at Merriweather Post Pavilion for their entire Senior Class!
As expected, recently reunited Something Corporate have announced their 2010 tour dates after being on hiatus.
Aug 2 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze Plaza Aug 3 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave Aug 4 - St Louis, MO - The Pageant Aug 6 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore Aug 7 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus Aug 8 - Philadelphia, PA - Great Plaza @ Penn's Landing Aug 10 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club Aug 11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club Aug 12 - Boston, MA - House of Blues Aug 13 - New York, NY - Roseland Aug 15 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade Aug 16 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues Aug 18 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues Aug 19 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater Aug 21 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue Aug 22 : Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre Aug 24 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Aug 27 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove Aug 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
Well, we weren't going to spill the beans about the Something Corporate tour until the band officially made an announcement, but the leaked news has reached the rapid share social media networks like Tumblr and Twitter. Anyways... we were stoked to learn first that the band will be play 2 nights in DC at the 9:30 Club come August. Here are some of the dates:
August 3rd, 2010 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin August 6th, 2010 - Detroit, Michigan August 10th, 2010 - 9:30 Club Washington, DC August 11th, 2010 - 9:30 Club Washington, DC August 13th, - Roseland Ballroom New York City, New York
Although music video sensation band, Ok Go, is based out of Illinois, for lead singer Damian Kulash Washington DC is what he calls "home." Recalling stories of when he too was a fan in the crowd at the 9:30 Club (although it had another location then), the 90 minute set also featured plenty of F-bombs from Kulash (despite having already made a shout out to his parents in the balcony), and confetti-- lots of confetti (perhaps ironically colored red, white, and blue, just for the occasion).
The sold-out crowd packed the floor and the balcony as OK Go catered to fans, family, and friends, both new and old with popular titles "Here It Goes Again," "This Too Shall Pass," and old school favorite, "Get Over It."
Much to our dismay there weren't any treadmills or crazy science lab machines, featured on stage, however there was an entire song played by all members on bells (to which a "shut the f*ck up" had to be yelled in order to ready the anxious crowd), and a Kulash solo for "Back From Kathmandu" played from the center of the floor-- that's right, smack dab in the middle of the floor.
If you haven't had a chance to see Ok Go live, you're certainly missing out on authentic, modern day alternative rock show. But fear not, since the band recently parted ways with their label to simply "do it [themselves]" they have USB drives for sale featuring live recording from their spring tour on their website.