Saturday, May 29, 2010


We'll be giving away tickets to some of the HOTTEST shows this summer!
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Friday, May 28, 2010

Empires delivers with a Bang

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.
photos by Amy Willard

Bamboozle Roadshow rocks Maryland

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.

photos by Amy Willard

Italian Pop-Punk. Goes. GaGa

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.

Vanilla Sky - "Just Dance"

Vanilla Sky (NEW VIDEO ONLINE NOW!!) | MySpace Music Videos

Thursday, May 20, 2010


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

Monday, May 17, 2010

And the winner is...

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!

In celebration of Falls Church High School's class of 2010 winning tickets to the Bamboozle Roadshow, we will also be giving way a pair of ticket's to Friday's show. Tweet: "I want to see @boozleroadshow on 5/21 thanks to @barricadebuzz@merriweatherpp and @930clubdc#barricadebuzzcontest"

Contest ends Thursday 5/20 12:00PM EST. No purchase necessary.

Something Corporate Tour

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

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Well the cat (or straw dog) is out of the bag...

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

It appears more will be announced on Monday.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ok Go sells out famed DC venue

By Amy Willard

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.

Monday, May 10, 2010

DC 101's Chili Cook-Off Returns to RFK

DC101's Chili Cook-Off returns to RFK stadium in Washington DC on Saturday May 22, 2010.
The line up:

Alice In Chains
Stone Temple Pilots
Cage the Elephant

For tickets visit