Friday, July 31, 2009
Here is a YouTube video from their recent show at Emo's, a video different from the one we used for Austin Vida. This should give you an idea of why we were so fascinated with XYX. On Austin Vida, we use the Vimeo player for the better sound quality and HD capabilities.
Click here to read the full interview with XYX on Austin Vida featuring live video.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Even if there were no Riot Scene, I'd be in attendance for Blameshift. I caught these guys last year at Stubb's indoor for some Hot Topic sponsored tour on a Monday night of all things. Having not heard of them previously, I was really impressed with their live show and overall sound. It's very approachable, post hardcore with a little bit of pop. With two vocalists, one being the lovely Jenny Mann, Blameshift offers a little something different. Jenny and Tim Barbour compliment each other well. Some of you may have caught them yesterday for an acoustic show at Hot Topic in Barton Creek. If you're like me and missed it, come out for the real show and enjoy yourself. See you there!
Say Hello to the Angels: http://www.myspace.com/sayhellototheangelsband
The Riot Scene: http://www.myspace.com/theriotsceneband
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The Used "Blood On My Hands"
The Used debuted the new video for "Blood On My Hands" today on Myspace. It's the first single off their upcoming album, Artwork, which is set to hit stores on September 1st. Here's a brief description from the official press release:
"The video, directed by Lisa Mann, was shot at Linda Vista Hospital in Los Angeles, CA, and is centered on the narrative of front man Bert McCracken’s obsession with a serial killer in a small town. Intercut with performance, the twisting narrative follows Bert’s increasing rage as he tracks the killer…or maybe a victim…and the line between hunter and hunted becomes blurred."
Click here to read the full review on Austin Vida and see the first video off the new EP
Monday, July 27, 2009
Click here to read the complete review on Double Stereo
For those interested in checking out Closure For Moscow live here in Austin, join me at Emo's this Friday to see them with Emery. It should be a great show. Here's the flyer and a link for tickets right below it.
Buy tickets for this show at Ticket Web
Check out this video from Emery for "The Party Song":
Friday, July 24, 2009
Click here to read the full interview with Less Than Jake on Double Stereo.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
The soundtrack is put out by Fueled By Ramen and features a wide selection from their catalog and few from some other good bands. On the official soundtrack to Jennifer's Body you'll find the now defunct Panic At The Disco, All Time Low, Cobra Starship and even Silversun Pickups just to name a few. It will be released in stores on August 25th but you can preorder it on July 28th through the Fueled By Ramen store.
Here is the official trailer for the upcoming film, Jennifer's Body:
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Click here to read the full review on Austin Vida and find out how you can download your own copy for free (legally).
Friday, July 17, 2009
They're playing tonight at Stubb's with Rise Against and Billy Talent. Tickets are sold out so hit up Craig's List and the dudes outside holding up tickets.
Check out this video for "Last One To Die" off the new album Let The Dominoes Fall:
Click here to read the full interview with Therefore I Am on Double Stereo
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Me with Ed (bass) and Riley (drums) of Thrice at the Warped Tour stop in San Antonio, Texas. You can check out our Double Stereo interview with Thrice here:
"Thrice's Ed and Riley find the groove on Beggars"
This year, I saw a great new young band that I somehow missed last year. They were playing the Hurley Stage in the early afternoon and just caught my attention somehow as I was walking around. I thought maybe it was an older Warped Tour band because their music was a little throwback, assuming we can now label '90s music “throw back”. That band was the English punk rock trio, TAT.
Click here to read the full interview with TAT on Double Stereo
Monday, July 13, 2009
Me with Dallas Green from Alexisonfire at the San Antonio Warped Tour stop. In case you were wondering, it is pronounced "Alex-is-on-fire". They're a cool band from Ontario, Canada. You should check them out along with their interview on Double Stereo.
Me with Chris 2 from punk rock legends, Anti-Flag. Unfortunately I didn't catch their set this year, but I have seen them three times already. I was just stoked to get this picture.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Click here to read the full interview and check out our exlcusive live footage of Hacienda from Antone's
Here is a picture of me with Buddy Nielsen, lead singer of Senses Fail. This was taken at the San Antonio Warped Tour stop on July 2nd. I like Senses Fail, but I didn't do the interview for Double Stereo. My good friend and writer extraordinaire, Ajay Miranda, made his first Double Stereo contribution with his interview with Buddy. I commissioned Ajay to help with Warped Tour being that we had so many opportunities for interviews. Plus it was his first time going to Warped Tour, so I was happy to share that with him. I wish I was press at my first Warped Tour. Anyway, we got more Warped Stuff coming your way on Double Stereo. I'll be introducing you to some great new, young bands as well as publish my conversation with a Warped Tour legend.
Check out this video for "Family Tradition" off Senses Fail's latest album, Life is Not a Waiting Room:
Click here to read the full review on Austin Vida
I came across thin online this morning when I was looking around for an "Umbrella" cover to show a friend of mine. That beast called YouTube has everything. This video was made by comedians Kenny Johnson and Tiffany Haddish. It reminds me of something I would have seen on In Living Color back in the 90s. They did a good job rewording the Chris Brown songs and inserting sound clips from stuff like Thriller and even the video game, Mortal Kombat. The video, as you can imagine, has already surpassed well over a million views.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Living things recently recorded a cover of "We're a Happy Family" for a scene in the movie. According to the info I received, the singer for Living Things is the husband of the film's writer and director Floria Sigismondi. Interesting....I still can't wait to see it. The Runaways will be in theaters in 2010 sometime. I bet the soundtrack will be good.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with The Runaways, check out these videos real quick:
Warped Tour veterans and Christian metal core extraordinaires, Underoath, are a big deal these days on The Warped Tour. It wasn’t always that way for them believe it or not. In the early part of the decade The Warped Tour started to shift gears a little bit from its largely punk rock beginnings. Not all fans, or bands for that matter, were enthusiastic about the heavier changes. Not only that, some were even more appalled that Warped Tour was featuring “Christian” bands like Underoath. Well several Warped Tours, Taste of Chaos Tours and even a Grammy nomination under their belt, it is hard to believe that they were once unknowns struggling to make it.
It has now been six years since Underoath played their first small stage on Warped Tour. I caught up with Chris Dudley (keys) at the San Antonio Warped Tour stop to chat about Warped Tour, Christian Metal and of course why we don’t see them in Austin too often. If you’re like me and live in Austin, that’s just not acceptable. Chris even gave us a little insight to what’s to come from Underoath after Warped Tour is over.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Click here to read the full review on Double Stereo