ICYMI Updates

Here are this week’s music updates!

  1. The Maine released episode 4 of “Miserable Youth” via. YouTube. You can watch it by clicking here.
  2. A Day To Remember won their lawsuit against Victory Records this week! The band was given $4 million in royalties. The band filed the lawsuit five years ago after being restricted of freedom and other issues.
  3. Mayday Parade finished their 10 Year Anniversary Tour of Tales Told By Dead Friends on Nov. 23.
  4. Asking Alexandria is moving forward with new music.
  5. Hayley Williams is donating a portion of goodDYEyoung profits to NAMM Organization, a non-profit that supports music and education.
  6. Real Friends rescheduled their EU/UK Tour in March of 2017.
  7. Panic! At The Disco covered The Weeknd’s “Starboy.” You can hear it here.
  8. You Me At Six released a video for “Swear” via. YouTube on Nov. 23. You can watch it here.
  9. Fall Out Boy is reissuing From Under The Cork Tree and Infinity On High on vinyl on Dec. 16.
  10. Oliver Baxxter of Broadside is releasing a book about his thoughts and poetry. You can pre-order the book here.

Also, if you’re looking to buy some band merch, today is Black Friday! There are a lot of sales, deals, and limited edition merch that bands have put out today. Be sure to get yourself something nice.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!



Concert Review: Mayday Parade in NYC

Mayday Parade is an alternative rock band from Tallahassee, FL. On Nov. 15, 2016, I attended their show at the Studio at Webster Hall in New York City. I’ve visited this particular section of the venue in October where I saw This Wild Life, so I knew exactly where to go and what to expect. The venue is small and holds 400 people.

Prior to the show, I met Mayday Parade for the third time. The meet and greet was different from the prior meet and greets I had with them. The meet and greet priors had Derek Sanders, Brooks Betts, Alex Garcia, Jake Bundrick and Jeremy Lenzo all together with a backdrop to take a photo and chat for a minute or two. This time, the meet and greet was set up that all the guys went inside the studio, walked around and talked with fans/ took pictures individually. It was a cool experience to talk to each guy individually. The great thing about Mayday Parade is that they’re always so sweet to everyone. Each member cares about interacting with their fans.

I got the chance to talk with Derek first, then I talked with Brooks, Alex, Jeremy, and Jake. I got a guitar pick from Alex and Brooks during the meet and greet.

I also got the chance to have a mini-interview Derek, Alex, and Brooks. It was a great experience to meet Mayday Parade again and ask them some questions.

The opening band was Modern Chemistry (a small rock band from New Jersey.) I enjoyed their set, the instrumentals of the band are super cool and got fans pumped for Mayday Parade. Modern Chemistry’s set was a half hour long. After a half hour intermission, Mayday Parade took the stage. Here is Mayday Parade’s setlist:

  1. Just Say You’re Not Into It
  2. When I Get Home, You’re So Dead
  3. One Man Drinking Games
  4. Your Song
  5. Three Cheers For Five Years
  6. The Last Song That Meant Anything
  7. The Problem With The Big Picture IsThat It’s Hard To See
  8. Look Up and See Infinity, Look Down and See Nothing
  9. 12 Through 15
  10. The Memory
  11. No Heroes Allowed/ Save Your Heart
  12. Kids In Love
  13. Keep In Mind, Transmogrification Is A New Technology
  14. Oh Well, Oh Well
  15. When You See My Friends
  16. Jamie All Over
  17. Terrible Things *ENCORE*
  18. Jersey *ENCORE*

The crowd was vivacious the whole set. Most of the set, fans were singing back to Derek, Alex, Jeremy, Jake, and Brooks. The venue was small but had a tight, comfortable feel to it.

What was so special about this experience of seeing Mayday Parade over prior times was the fact that it was Mayday Parade’s 10 year anniversary of their album Tales Told By Dead Friends. I’ve seen Mayday Parade perform seven times, and I’ve loved every performance. This performance had Tales Told By Dead Friends performed in its entirety and brought fans to reminisce.

The merch I bought was a Mayday Parade tee shirt with the tour dates on the back. The one that Derek is wearing in this tweet. I received a limited edition of Tales Told By Dead Friends black and yellow vinyl/ a shirt from their meet amd greet package.

In other news, The Maine’s third episode of “Miserable Youth” released on their YouTube channel, Forever The Sickest Kids announced they’ll be playing at the 2017 So What Fest (after a three year absence on stage,) and Senses Fail announced a tour with Counterparts, Movements and Like Pacific in 2017 that they’ll play Still Searching in it’s entirety. In Your Absense is Senses Fail’s acoustic EP that will be released on March 2. Tickets and tour information can be found on Senses Fail’s website.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


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Tales Told By Dead Friends Anniversary Edition Album Featuring New Song By Mayday Parade

On Nov. 10, 2016, Mayday Parade released their new song via. YouTube with footage of them as a band on tour when they were young. “The Problem With The Big Picture Is That It’s Hard To See” is on the Tales Told By Dead Friends anniversary album that released on Nov. 7. The album is available now on their website, iTunes, and other services.

The anniversary album is Mayday Parade’s first EP released as a band. Mayday Parade’s EP had vocals with ex-member Jason Lancaster. The remake album has the same track list but features the new song. The track list is:

  1. Just Say You’re Not into It
  2. When I get Home, You’re so Dead
  3. One Man Drinking Games
  4. Your Song
  5. Three Cheers For Five Years
  6. The Last Song That Meant Anything
  7. The Problem with The Big Picture Is That It’s Hard To See*

Mayday Parade is embarking on their Tales Told By Dead Friends 10 Year Anniversary Tour tonight with Modern Chemistry in Orlando, Florida. Mayday Parade’s 10 year Anniversary Tour is traveling primarily on the East Coast of the United States. The tour is sold out on their website in every venue except the Sidebar Theatre in their hometown of Tallahassee, Florida. If you check re-sale websites, you can find tickets are still available to purchase. I will be attending the New York City show this Tuesday and will be meeting Mayday Parade for the third time. The post next week will be about my experience seeing Mayday Parade again, and my experience at State Champs concert.

In other news, the second episode of The Maine’s “Miserable Youth” is on their YouTube channel, System Of A Down confirmed a new album is in the works, Travis Barker confirmed new Blink-182 music is coming soon, Thirty Seconds To Mars teased their upcoming album, and Red Hot Chili Peppers have released their tour dates for their North America Tour.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


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Want to read my post about the Tales Told By Dead Friends 10 Year Anniversary Tour? Click here.

The Maine’s “Miserable Youth” YouTube Series

The Maine has launched a web series via. YouTube. “Miserable Youth” is a video that shows weekly updates of the process of The Maine’s upcoming album. The album is expected to be released sometime in 2017. The Maine, consisting of John O’ Callaghan, Pat Kirch, Kennedy Brock, Jared Monaco, and Garret Nickelsen, debuted the series to bring fans along their journey for the upcoming album.

The pre-production for the album began with the guys in The Maine going to Jared’s family cabin. At the cabin, The Maine and their producer/ engineer, Colby Wedgeworth discussed the songs that are going to be and are written. The video shows O’ Callaghan, Monaco, Kirch, Nickelsen, and Brock “vibe up” and brings the viewer through their everyday life in the album process.

The video series is being recorded by Guatalupe Bustos. It’s awesome to see The Maine interact with their fans even more by showing the audience their process. I hope this helps redefine what other bands do when writing their new albums. What do you think of the new web series? Check it out by clicking here.

In other news, Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy remixed COIN’s song “Talk Too Much.” The Word Alive announced that their drummer, Luke Holland, is leaving the band. Also, Chiodos announced they are breaking up, and Bring Me The Horizon released the music video for “Oh No.” November 4 marks two years that Major League’s There’s Nothing Wrong With Me, and PVRIS’ White Noise released.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


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