What You Need To Know Wednesday

State Champs announced a North American tour. The “Living Proof Tour North America” headlines State Champs and features Our Last Night. Tickets and tour information can be found on statechampsny.com.

You Me At Six announced a North American tour in 2019. There is no word on who will be opening for You Me At Six for the “Back Again” tour.

Real Friends released the music video for the song “Me First.”

Stand Atlantic released the music video for “Skinny Dipping.”

Architects released the music video for “Modern Misery.”

August Burns Red released an official music video for the song “Dangerous.”

Household released “Superiority Complex.”

Betty Who announced she is opening for Panic! At The Disco on the “Pray For The Wicked” tour.

Knocked Loose announced a holiday show featuring Knuckle Puck, Hot Mulligan, Belmont, and more!

Milestones released a statement the group is breaking up. The group is playing a couple farewell shows.

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Milestones 2014-2019 We started this band as a bunch of 17 year olds, we didn’t even know each other to begin with. We all just shared this vision of touring the world and working as hard as we could to get there. Like all bands who strive towards this, we gave up our jobs, some friends, some relationships and missed out on so much. It was all worth it. But for us, breaking up as a band has been a reality for a long time. Some of us would like to pursuit new dreams, others would just like a break from this for a while. Either way, this was a joint decision that we feel was the right move for us as human beings and as professionals. We value our mental health and professional integrity at absolute paramount so this is something we all unanimously decided was the only step forward. We’d like to thank everybody who’s ever worked with us – past and present – for any support and opportunities they gave us. We want to thank anybody who let us stay on their floor, gave us food – without you guys the music industry would be darkened and it’s your gratitude that keeps the upcoming artists alive, your grace inspired us everyday to be better people. Mostly, we’d like to thank all of you who ever came to a show, supported our tiny band, sang along, bought a shirt – we hope your memories with your friends are just as special as ours are with one another. You believed in something we did and that’s a blessing only few experience. So thank you. We’ve been fortunate enough to play all across the world and share moments we dreamt of as kids; and in the process became brothers. We’ve learnt a lot and grown a whole lot more. We’ll be playing 2 final shows to bid farewell to 5 years of our lives and celebrate every moment we had with each other and with you. We’ll be joined by Luke Rainsford & SHADED, two of the most exciting acts emerging from the U.K. right now. We’d love for you to join us and do this with us one more time. Tickets will be available on Wednesday 31st October (link in bio), so be quick! We will not be adding any more shows. These are the scars that we made into art, Milestones x

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Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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New Song By Blink-182 & Other ICYMI Updates!

Here is my top 13 things in music this week that you may have missed…

  1. Ice Nine Kill released the music video for “The Nature of the Beast” via. YouTube.
  2. The Maine is counting down Lovely, Little Lonely by showcasing a song off of the album in 30 second videos on their social media page. The group released the song “Do You Remember? (The other half of 23)” via. YouTube with the lyrics.
  3. Real Friends released the music video for “Empty Picture Frames” via. YouTube.
  4. Knuckle Puck’s vocalist Joe Taylor was hospitalized after falling off the stage at the So What?! Music Festival in Dallas, TX. Knuckle Puck tweeted a photo of Joe later on in the day saying he was okay.
  5. Blink-182 released a new song “Misery” off of the deluxe version of California. The deluxe album comes out on May 19.
  6. COIN is releasing a new album on April 21, How Will You Know If You Never Try that features their latest single, “Feeling”
  7. State Champs announced a deluxe version of Around The World and Back that features new songs and a DVD. The announcement was made on their Twitter page. We can expect the deluxe version of Around The World and Back on May 5. State Champs released “Slow Burn” today!
  8. This past week, Commūnion released their latest song “Runway Love.”
  9.  this week. The Michigan natives, Hot Mulligan, signed to No Sleep Records this week while also debuting their EP Opportunities featuring their latest single, “Deluxe Capacitor.”
  10. Microwave released a music video for their song “Dull.”
  11. Broadside tweeted a photo that contained lyrics to a song titled “Hidden Colors.” We can expect that song and much more on their latest album that has yet to be titled or released.
  12. Hail The Sun announced a headline tour across the United States on their Twitter. Accompanying the group will be Capsize, Eidola, and Limb. The tour kicks off on May 21 in California. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  13. Grayscale released a new single “Atlantic” via. YouTube. Grayscale also got signed to Fearless Records.

All good stuff happening in music! What are you most excited for about the alternative music scene lately? Let me know @ovictoriamedia on Twitter!

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Blogger Appreciation and Recognition Award

Thank you Shanideasblog for nominating me for this blogger appreciation. She found my blog in a Facebook group when I wrote a review about “Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu” by The Maine. It means a lot that she found my blog recently and nominated my blog. Thank you so much!

Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story about how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide a link to the post you created.

My story:

 I love music and to write. When I was younger, I’d always write stories and poetry. I kept a journal of my life and my thoughts. At my first internship, I spent hours doing work for the company that I interned at. I wrote one post about the music legends that passed away in 2016, and the second post I wrote was one that my internship coordinator asked me to write about: the loss of Prince. I listened to Prince with my mom and wrote about his passing. It occured to me that day that I could write about anything I could ever want and publish it online.

It seemed scary to me at first. I loved writing and music, but I felt that starting a blog would get no views whatsoever. Also, I felt that if I wrote about music, it would be redundant about the same bands I listen to. I figured that the best way to expand my music knowledge was to start my blog.

I thought forever about what I could possibly write about to start my writing journey on “ovictoria.” I decided to write an introduction about what I was hoping to get out of writing which was knowledge about the music genre of Alternative, pop punk, emo, etc. After the first post, I felt that I could continue to write about my thoughts about what’s going on in the field. April 3 will mark a full year that I had my blog, and it was the best decision for me.

My advice:

  1. Be consistent- It’s so important to realize that consistency is key to anything you do in life. It may seem obvious for someone to realize consistency is important, but sometimes you need that push. I felt that some weeks I didn’t have much to say (Mostly because I was preoccupied with other obligations.) I felt like writing once a week would give me enough time to get my thoughts out without being too excessive. Figure out what works best in your schedule and keep at it!
  2. Enjoy the things you write about- it may seem obvious to do this, but if you don’t enjoy what you write, it may feel like a chore more than a passion. A blog is meant to be a way of self expression. If you write about something you have an interest or opinion about, you may realize it’s something you could be passionate about.

Other blogs:

Hockeyloverblog

Rockonmusicblog

Cdvibes

Breakingdownthebeat

Gregoratlantic

Thank you everyone who has been reading my blog. It means a lot that you are interested in the things I write about. A new post will be up on Friday about Milky Chance.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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Sepe Leaves Memphis May Fire And More ICYMI

Here are things that happened this week you may or may not have seen.

  1. Cute Is What We Aim For was announced as an opening act for We The Kings’ 10 year anniversary tour for their self titled album. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  2. Paramore released a new tee shirt that has Zac Farro’s picture on it saying “I’m back!” The shirt is available to pre-order on Paramore’s website.
  3. This Wild Life did a cover of Blink 182’s song “First Date.” You can watch the cover here.
  4. Memphis May Fire’s guitarist Anthony Sepe left the group. The band released a statement on Tuesday via. Facebook of the departure.
  5. Suicide Silence released a new song “Silence.”
  6. Rise Records signed a new group to their label Thousand Below.
  7. Arcane Roots released a new video for “Curtains” via. YouTube.
  8. Creeper covered The 1975’s song on BBC Radio 1 this week. You can see the cover here.
  9. Fueled By Ramen signed Basement.
  10. Oceans Ate Alaska has a new vocalist, Jake Noakes. The group announced it on a Facebook post.

Have any topics you want me to cover for next week? Let me know @ovictoriamedia on Twitter!

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Starting Off 2017 With 17 Things Going On In Music

2017 is officially here! Here’s what’s been going on in music.

  1. Austin Carlile of Of Mice & Men left the group. An issue was released by the band of Carlile’s departure.
  2. Of Mice & Men was announced on Rock On The Range festival that is taking place on May 19-21 in Columbus, OH.
  3. Oliver Baxxter of Broadside premiered a vlogging segment on YouTube. You can check out Broadside’s music journey by watching his videos on his YouTube channel. Broadside began recording their upcoming album and photographed them in pre-production.
  4. Taylor York of Paramore is officially back on Twitter. He changed his name from “kbye” to “I’m Taylor” and creating a bio as well. He tweeted on Tuesday asking if people still use Twitter. He tweeted a thing or two more that you can check out his tweets and his account.
  5. I Prevail released the news that they will be touring across North America with special guests Wage War, Islander, and Assuming We Survive. The “Lifelines Tour” begins on Feb. 12 in Pennsylvania and ends Mar. 8 in Seattle. Ticket and tour information can be found here.
  6. Modern Baseball announced a spring tour starting in Huntington, NY on St. Patrick’s Day (Mar. 17) and ending in Sayreville, NJ. Kevin Devine, Sorority Noise, and The Obsessives will be supporting Modern Baseball on their North American tour. Ticket and tour information can be found here.
  7. Too Close To Touch is going on their first headline tour in February. Waterparks, Creeper, and Chapel will be accompanying the band. Ticket and tour information can be found here. If you haven’t already, I recommend listening to their albums Nerve Endings, and Haven’t Been Myself. I wrote a blog post a few months ago about the album release of Haven’t Been Myself.
  8. Panic! At The Disco performed on New Year’s Eve in New Orleans. You can see Panic! At The Disco perform “Victorious,” “Death Of A Bachelor,” and “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” here.
  9. Speaking of Panic! At The Disco, Panic! At The Disco is starting to work on new music.
  10. You Me At Six released their new album Night People today. The 10 song album can be purchased on iTunes, and more.
  11. The Wonder Years tweeted that they’re getting started with writing new music for 2017.
  12. Ohio natives, The Flats released a music video for “Electric Lights” via. YouTube and “Transparent.” The group released an EP today, Auburn In The Everlast. You can get the 6 song EP free on Band Camp.
  13. Less Than Jake released a new song that will be released off of their upcoming EP, Sound The Alarm via. Pure Noise Records. The song is “Things Changed.”
  14. Mayday Parade launched a website in honor of their first full length album, A Lesson In Romantics.  The website is a bit unusual, but the group is up to something on the their new site. You can see the website here.
  15. Rise Records signed a new band, The Gospel Youth. The Gospel Youth is anticipating to release an album sometime this year.
  16. Attila lost a member in their group, their drummer Sean Heenan. Heenan posted a photo on Instagram in regards to his departure.
  17. The nominations for the iHeartRadio awards for 2017 have been opened to the public. Twenty One Pilots, PVRIS, Blink- 182, Cage The Elephant, Pierce The Veil, PVRIS, and more have been nominated for awards. All of the nominations can be found here.

2017 is off to a great start! Let me know what you’re most excited about in music this year by tweeting to me @ovictoriamedia.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria