Vans Warped Tour 2018 Lineup Announced!

The Vans Warped Tour 2018 lineup has been announced with a variety of bands. The list of bands are as followed:

I’m excited for this year’s Vans Warped Tour. The bands I’m most excited to see are: As It Is, Broadside, Grayscale, Knuckle Puck, The Maine, Makeout, Mayday Parade, Movements, Real Friends, Silverstein, Sleep On It, State Champs, This Wild Life, Trash Boat, and We The Kings. I’d like to listen and learn music by Chase Atlantic, Picturesque, and Wage War.

This year will be the final year that Vans Warped Tour will travel across the country. For tickets and tour information, check out What do you think about the lineup? Let me know @ovictoriamedia.

In other news, Knuckle Puck will be releasing Conduit which is set to release April 6. The album is a rework of Shapeshifter and will have 5 songs. Hawthorne Heights released a new single “Pink Hearts,” Like Pacific released a single “Sedatives,” Against Me! announced a headline tour (tickets and tour information can be found here.)

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!



Concert Review: COIN at Irving Plaza NYC

Hey everyone! If you follow my Twitter @ovictoriamedia you know that many voted for an ICYMI blog post. I figured I’d make a bonus blog for you all. Hope you all enjoy!

Irving Plaza in New York City holds over 1,000 people. COIN visited Irving Plaza on the “North American Tour 2018” on Friday February 9, 2018. Accompanying COIN on tour is The Aces. The NYC date was sold out.

I purchased a VIP ticket to the show which allowed me to watch the show from the back of the sound board on the second floor. On the second floor is a bar and an open area where you can see the show.

The bar on the second floor had specialty drinks made for the group. Here is a picture of the drink menu.

The opening act was The Aces. The girl group put on a 30-40 minute set. The crowd was loud with the opening act singing back lyrics and dancing. After waiting 20 minutes, COIN took the stage. Here is the setlist:

  1. Growing Pains
  2. Boyfriend
  3. I Don’t Wanna Dance
  4. Time Machine
  5. Are We Alone?
  6. Hannah
  7. Run
  8. Don’t Cry, 2020
  9. I Would
  10. Heart Eyes
  11. (Talk)
  12. Youuu
  13. Miranda Beach
  14. Malibu 1992
  15. Talk Too Much
  16. Fingers Crossed
  17. Feeling *ENCORE*

The show was awesome. I’ve never seen COIN perform live before, and the group performed as great as I thought they would. The group sounds as great live ans they do on an album. The audience were engaged in the music and vivacious with the group. I feel that COIN is an up and coming band and is gaining more traction with their latest album How Will You Know If You Never Try? COIN’s music has been playing on a variety of alternative music stations including Sirius XM’s Alt Nation.

After COIN’s set, I got the chance to meet Regan, a disc jockey on AltNation. After socializing with him, I went down the stairs and met with an employee of Irving Plaza. Since I purchased a VIP ticket, I received a poster courtesy of Irving Plaza. The poster is with COIN’s tour artwork giving information that the show is sold out.

Thanks for reading the bonus blog!

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


Concert Review: Neck Deep at Playstation Theater

Neck Deep has embarked on “The Peace And The Panic Tour” and played at Playstation Theater in New York City on February 2, 2018. Accompanying Neck Deep on tour were Speak Low If You Speak Love, Creeper, and Seaway.

Prior to the show, I had purchased the meet and greet package and arrived to the venue at 3:15pm. The amount of people at the meet and greet were 200 people. The meet and greet package included a Neck Deep “soundcheck club” patch and The Peace and The Panic CD.

In addition to the patch and CD, I took a photo and sat through a small set. Neck Deep’s set of songs were small and not performed that night. Here is the set:

  1. Threat Level Midnight
  2. Losing Teeth
  3. Serpents

After each song, Neck Deep would take a variety of questions from fans. Neck Deep discussed the album art, the group’s name, games they’re into, and more. After the Q & A session, everyone lined up and took a picture with Neck Deep.

When I walked up to the group, I said hi and asked Dani what his favorite song was off The Peace And The Panic and he said his favorite was “In Bloom.” I took a photo with the guys and asked if anyone had guitar pick. Fil gave me his guitar pick. Here is my picture with Neck Deep.

The doors opened at 6pm and the concert started at 7pm. Each opener performed a 30 minute set. The first band to take the stage was Speak Low If You Speak Love. Speak Low If You Speak Love is a solo project created by bassist/ backup vocalist of State Champs, Ryan Scott Graham.

After Speak Low If You Speak Love, Creeper took the stage. Following Creeper, Seaway took the stage. I have not seen any of the opening bands in concert before, but I enjoyed Speak Low If You Speak Love and Seaway.

Neck Deep took the stage opening with “Happy Judgement Day” and the crowd went wild. Here is the setlist:

  1. Happy Judgement Day
  2. Lime St.
  3. Gold Steps
  4. Motion Sickness
  5. What Did You Expect?
  6. Kali Ma
  7. Rock Bottom
  8. Citizens Of Earth
  9. Don’t Wait
  10. Parachute
  11. In Bloom
  12. December
  13. Head to the Ground
  14. Wish You Were Here
  15. A Part Of Me
  16. Can’t Kick Up The Roots * ENCORE*
  17. Where Do We Go When We Go *ENCORE*

The cool thing about Neck Deep’s set is that the song “Don’t Wait” featured the vocalist of Seaway and “A Part Of Me” featured the female vocalist of Creeper. It was unique having the other bands involved in the set.

I’ve seen Neck Deep perform 3 times prior to the show, and this crowd was the rowdiest I’ve seen. I saw Neck Deep with State Champs, Knuckle Puck, and Like Pacific at Webster Hall, but the crowd didn’t compare to this one. Neck Deep is a band that is equally as great live and their are on an album. If you have yet to see Neck Deep or listen to the group’s music, I highly recommend doing both.

In other news, Too Close To Touch released a new song “Burn,” Weezer stated a new album will be in the works, and The Wonder Years is teasing new music.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


Upcoming Tours To Get Pumped For

In the upcoming weeks, there are many spring tours to get pumped for. Here are a list of some to check out:

  • Movements announced a headline tour across the United States with supporting bands Can’t Swim, Super Whatevr, and Gleemer. The tour begins March 3 in Sacramento, CA and travels along the United States until ending April 7 in Pomona, CA. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • Senses Fail announced a headline tour across the United States with special guests Reggie And The Full Effect, Have Mercy, and Household. The tour will be a month long starting at the end of February. For tickets and more information, click here.
  • Vesperteen and Vinyl Theatre announced a co-headline tour across the United States. Certain dates will feature Vinyl Theatre only. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • COIN will be headlining “The North American Tour” which features The Aces across the United States. The tour begins on February 1 in Fort Lauderdale, FL and wraps up March 17 in Denver, CO. For venue, ticket information and dates to the tour, click here.
  • The Dangerous Summer is touring across the United States in honor of The Dangerous Summer album release. The tour will begin January 24 in Nashville and continue until February 20 in Oklahoma City. For all information on the tour can be found here.
  • “The Loner Tour 2018”  hosted by MISSIO travels across the United States from February until April 14. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • “North America Tour 2018” hosted Moose Blood features Lydia and McCafferty. The tour begins March 14 and commences April 19 in Montreal, QC. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • “Sick Tour 2018” will be hosted by New Found Glory and will feature Bayside, The Movielife, and Ryan Key (formerly in Yellowcard.) The tour begins in May. For tickets and information on the tour, click here.
  • “The Get Free Tour” will have Silverstein, Tonight Alive with guests Broadside, and Picturesque. The tour begins January 19in Ohio and finishes in March in Pennsylvania. Tickets and tour information, click here.
  • “The Peace And The Panic USA Tour” hosted by Neck Deep is across the United States and Canada from January 18-February 28. Accompanying Neck Deep on tour are Seaway, Speak Low If You Speak Love, Creeper, and Gardenside (selected dates). For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
  • All Time Low announced a spring tour that will begin a month long starting in April. The tour will feature Gnash and DREAMERS. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

Which tour are you most excited for? Let me know by tweeting me @ovictoriamedia.

In other news, Fall Out Boy released Mania, The Maine is hosting a Fan Appreciation Day online on January 21, and Hot Mulligan released the first single off of Pilot expected to be released March 23.

Rock on, stay humble, and stay positive!


Lineup for Coachella, Boston Calling, and More Announced

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2018 is off to a great start with lineup announcements from Coachella, GovBall, Boston Calling. Here’s a list of some of the performers at each festival:

Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 13-15 and April 20-22

  • St. Vincent
  • The Neighbourhood
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Alt-J
  • Børns
  • Nothing But Thieves
  • Declan McKenna

Tickets and the full lineup for Coachella can be found here.

The Governors Ball Music Festival (“GovBall”) on June 1-3, 2018

  • Manchester Orchestra
  • Third Eye Blind
  • Tash Sultana
  • Sir Sly
  • Sylvan Esso
  • Alice Merton
  • Two Feet

Tickets and the full lineup for GovBall can be found here.

Boston Calling Music Festival on May 25-27 2018

  • The National
  • Paramore
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • The Killers
  • St. Vincent
  • Royal Blood
  • Citizen

Tickets for Boston Calling Music Festival can be found here.

In other news, Tonight Alive released the single “Disappear” featuring Lynn Gunn of PVRIS, Real Friends tweeted that a new album is currently a work in progress, Issuses announced on on that Michael Bohn has parted ways, and The Maine stated in the newly released 8123 Podcast that another 8123 Fest is in the works.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


*Want new music in 2018? Check out Albums To Release in 2018.