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!

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In Case You Missed It: January 2018

There has been a lot of announcements this week in music. Here’s a list:

  • Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN, announced the lineup which includes The Killers, Muse, The Revivalists, and more. To purchase tickets and learn more about the lineup, visit www.bonnaroo.com
  • Firefly Music Festival announced the lineup for the festival which includes: Arctic Monkeys, Foster The People, Alt-J and more. To see the full lineup and purchase tickets, click here.
  • Bottlerock Napa Valley announced the festival lineup including: Muse, Incubus, Phantogram, and more. To learn more about the festival and get tickets, click here.
  • Vinyl Theatre and Vesperteen announced a co-headline tour across the United States. Certain dates will feature Vinyl Theatre only. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • Movements announced a headline tour across the United States with supporting acts 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.
  • Fall Out Boy released a music video for “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes).”
  • Senses Fail released the music video for “Gold Jacket, Green Jacket….”
  • Black Veil Brides released the music video for “Wake Up” along with a tour and new album, Vale.
  • The Neighborhood released their EP which consists of 5 songs. Here is the track list:
    1. Dust
    2. Scary Love
    3. Heaven
    4. Compass
    5. Stuck With Me
  • MISSIO announced “The Loner Tour 2018”  which travels across the United States. The tour beings in Nashville, NT on Feb. 20 and concludes in Austin, TX on April 14. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • Mayday Parade’s album A Lesson In Romantics, 2007, is certified Gold by RIAA.
  • BABYMETAL guitarist Mikio Fujioka died at the age of 36.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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
  • PVRIS
  • 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

  • CHVRCHES
  • 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 issuesrock.us 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!

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

Bands That Broke Up In 2017

  1. We Are The Ocean announced their breakup as a band on Jan. 18 via. Facebook. The English rock group has been together for 10 years and released four albums.
  2. You, Me, and Everyone We Know announced they were breaking up in February. The rock group formed in 2006 in Washington D.C. and released five EPs and one full length album. The group had a variety of member departures within the 11 year timespan.
  3. Capture The Crown announced they’re breaking up by posting a photo on their social media on Mar. 14. The group has been together for 7 years and was expected to release their third album. The group released their last song “The Lake,” in July of last year.
  4. Letlive. announced their breakup via. social media. Their social media has a statement released as well as a photo that says “2002-forever.”
  5. The Dillinger Escape Plan announced a depature early in 2017. The group released six albums including their latest Disassociation. Some members are staying in the scene and performing in other projects including a project called John Frum.

The Summer Set announced a hiatus in October, With Confidence announced time off as of Dec. 15 after two members being accused of sexual misconduct, Balance & Composure is rumored to breakup but does not have a set 2018 tour plan, according to Twitter. The group has a 10 year anniversary tour scheduled for 2018.

In other news, Dallon Weekes announced his depature with Panic! At The Disco via. Instagram and The Maine is set to lauch a podcast in 2018 according to Pat Kirch’s tweet.

Thank you for reading and supporting my blog posts for 2017, reader. The future of ovictoria music blog will transformed in 2018 so stay tuned for more. Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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* Want to know what albums are coming out in 2018? Click here.

Concert Review: Taking Back Sunday @ Starland Ballroom, NJ

Taking Back Sunday is a rock band from Long Island, NY. I attended Taking Back Sunday’s Fourth Annual Holiday Spectacular at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. The bands supporting Taking Back Sunday at the show were: Modern Chemistry and The Maine.

Prior to the concert, I attended Taking Back Sunday’s pop-up shop inside the venue and saw Adam Lazzara and John Nolan perform an acoustic set with songs of their own and holiday music. Here is the pop-up show’s setlist:

  1. Jingle Bell Rock
  2. Faith (When I Let You Down)
  3. Please Come Home For Christmas
  4. Tidal Wave
  5. Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart
  6. You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch

In between the songs, there was a lot of back and forth conversation between Lazzara and Nolan. It felt more like I was hanging out during a jam session over it feeling like just aquick set and leaving. It was nice that local crafters were inside the venue during the pop-up shop.

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After waiting a few hours in between, I went back to Starland Ballroom to see Modern Chemistry perform. Modern Chemistry has awesome instrumentals, and I had the same thought last time I saw the group open for Mayday Parade back on the “Tales Told By Dead Friends 10th Anniversary Tour.” I have to look into their music further.

There was a short intermission, and the crowd began piling in. I’ve seen The Maine a variety of times including the Modern Nostalgia Tour last month (my experience was further written about here.) The Maine took the stage next playing some old and new hits. Here is The Maine’s setlist:

  1. Happy
  2. Bad Behavior
  3. My Heroine
  4. Like We Did (Windows Down)
  5. Run
  6. Am I Pretty?
  7. Girls Do What They Want
  8. Diet Soda Society
  9. Lovely
  10. Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu

After The Maine performed and a short intermission, Taking Back Sunday too the stage. I’ve never seen Taking Back Sunday perform, and it will not be my last.

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Taking Back Sunday has an awesome stage presence and sounds as great as they would on an album. The crowd went wild over old and new favorites. Here is Taking Back Sunday’s setlist:

  1. You Know How I Do
  2. Tidal Wave
  3. Set Phasers To Stun
  4. Error: Operator
  5. You Can’t Look Back
  6. Timberwolves at New Jersey
  7. You Got Me
  8. Flicker, Fade
  9. Death Wolf
  10. You’re So Last Summer
  11. My Blue Heaven
  12. All Excess
  13. Liar (It Takes One To Know One)
  14. A Decade Under The Influence
  15. Everything Must Go
  16. What’s It Feel Like To Be A Ghost?
  17. Spin
  18. Cute Without The ‘E’
  19. She (Green Day Cover)
  20. Call Me In The Morning
  21. MakeDamnSure

I was hoping the group would’ve played “Slowdance On The Inside” and “Ghost Man On Third,” but I enjoyed Taking Back Sunday’s set. The energy of the venue was high, and Taking Back Sunday had an excellent lineup and performed excellent. I highly recommend you check out Taking Back Sunday if you have yet to.

Wishing you, my reader, and your loved ones happy holidays. Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

A-Z Songs To Check Out in 2017

A- “Always Crashing The Same Car” By Sleep On It off of the album Overexposed which released Nov. 3 via. Equal Vision Records.

B- “Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu” by The Maine. This song is on The Maine’s album Lovely, Little, Lonely which released in April 2017. This song and album were reviewed on blog posts. The song review can be read here and the album review here.

C- “Come Undone” by Grayscale Feat. Patty Walters from As It Is. Grayscale released the album Adornment May 5 via. Fearless Records.

D- “Deadly Dull” by Movements. This song is off Movements first full length album Feel Something which released Oct. 20. This album was reviewed on a blog post that you can read here.

E- “Ego” by Milky Chance off of the album Blossom. I wrote a blog post giving information about Blossom you can check out here.

F- “Fire” by The Dangerous Summer off of The Dangerous Summer set to release Jan. 26 via. Hopeless Records. The Dangerous Summer broke up and announced their reunion this year. This is the first single released off of the album.

G- “Get By” by Real Friends. Real Friends will be releasing music next year but released their first single. New music releasing in 2018 can be found on my blog post of albums to release in 2018.

H- “Hannah” by COIN off of the album How Will You Know If You Never Try? COIN will be touring across the United States in 2018 with The Aces. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

I- “The Island” by Vinyl Theatre off of Origami released May 5 via. Fueled by Ramen.  The album is second full length album released by Vinyl Theatre.

J- “J-Boy” by Phoenix off of the album Ti Amo via. Gladstone Entertainment Group.

K- “Keep Going” by The Revivalists off of the album Men Amongst Mountains.

L- “Laps Around A Picture Frame” by Broadside. This song is off of Broadside’s latest album Paradise which released in June of 2017.

M- “Mouth Of The River” by Imagine Dragons off of Evolve.

N- “No Mercy” by PVRIS off of the album All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell released in August of 2017. PVRIS is touring across the United States. Shows and ticket information can be found here.

O- “Out of Mana” by Brand New off of Science Fiction which released Aug. 19.

P- “Parachute” by Neck Deep off of the album The Peace And The Panic which released Aug. 18 via. Hopeless Records.

R- “Run For Cover” by The Killers off of Wonderful, Wonderful. “Run For Cover” was one of the singles released prior to the album’s release.

S- “Soap” by As It Is. The album released in January via. Fearless Records. I wrote a brief review of the album on a blog post you can read here.

T- “Told You So” by Paramore off of their album After Laughter. Paramore has not released new music since Paramore (2013). Read my album review for After Laughter here.

U- “Uh-Huh, Yeah!” by Judah & The Lion off the album Folk Hop N’ Roll released in March of this year. Judah & The Lion will be on Parahoy with Paramore in 2018.

V- “A Violent Noise” by The XX off of their latest album I See You.

W- “Want Me Around” by Knuckle Puck off of the album Shapeshifter. Additional album information can be found here and my concert review of the Knuckle Puck show this fall is here.

Y- “Your Love Is A Cancer” by The Gospel Youth. The British group released Always Lose during their run on this year’s Vans Warped Tour. The Gospel Youth is touring across the United States with Sleeping With Sirens in 2018.

Z- “Zombie Intro” by Andrew McMahon In The Winderness off of Zombies On Broadway which released in February of 2017. The additional songs that are great off of the album are: “So Close” and “Fire Escape.” Additional information about Zombie On Broadway can be found on my album update post.

Unfortunately, I could not find a song beginning with Q and X that released this year. There are a lot more songs and albums that released this year that you must check out! What song or album is your favorite from 2017? Let me know by tweeting me @ovictoriamedia.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

*Thank you to @BillyFitzz for the input!

New Music, Tours, and More This Week!

Here are some top headlines this week in the music scene:

  • Sir Sly published the music video for the song “&Run.”
  • Moose Blood released “Talk In Your Sleep” along with a headlining tour across the United States. Moose Blood’s headline tour will also have Lydia and McCafferty. Tickets, tour, and album information can be found here.
  • Boston Manor launched “Drowned In Gold,” the group’s latest single.
  • Story Of The Year is back and released Wolves, the group’s latest album, today.
  • Good Charolette debuted a Christmas EP A G.C. Christmas, Pt. 1.
  • Tiny Moving Parts released via. Twitter that the album Swell will release on Jan. 26.
  • August Burns Red announced a 15 year anniversary show in honor of the group celebrating 15 years as a band. The show will be on Saturday April 14 in Lancaster, PA. Tickets and tour information can be found at launchmusicconference.com.
  • Senses Fail announced a headline tour across the United States with Reggie And The Full Effect, Have Mercy, and Household supporting Senses Fail. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • Sleeping With Sirens announced a headline tour, “Gossip World Tour 2018 North America” with Set It Off, The Gospel Youth, and Southpaw accompanying the group. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness released that he will be travel across the United States on the “Pen and the Piano Tour” acoustic tour in 2018. The tour will be accompanied by previous members of Jack’s Mannequin: Allen Stone, Zac Clark, and bob oxblood. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • According to Alternative PressBlink-182’s California is certified gold.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

 

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Albums To Release in 2018

2018 is rapidly approaching, and with the new year comes new music. Here is a list of some bands that are releasing new albums in 2018.

  • Mania by Fall Out Boy is set to release Jan. 19 via. Uprising Records. Fall Out Boy originally had their album set to release Sept. 15, 2017 but cancelled their album release. Vocalist Patrick Stump wanted the album pushed back to perfect the album quality.
  • The Dangerous Summer by The Dangerous Summer is set to release Jan. 26 via. Hopeless Records. The single released off of The Dangerous Summer is “Fire.” The band is touring across the United States in January-February 2018, and the lineup has yet to be announced. Tickets and tour information can be found on their website.
  • Here Come The Runts by AWOLNATION is set to release Feb. 2 via. Red Bull Records. AWOLNATION released two singles “Passion” and “Seven Sticks of Dynamite.”
  • Crooked Shadows by Dashboard Confessional is set to release Feb. 9 via. Fueled By Ramen. The group released their single “We Fight” near the end of 2017 stating that a new album is releasing in 2018 under Fueled By Ramen.
  • Senses Fail is back with an upcoming album If There Is Light, It Will Find You which will release on Feb. 16 via. Pure Noise Record. Senses Fail released the news with the single “Double Cross.”
  • Moose Blood is teasing their third full length album that is set to release March 9, according to their website. The release date is not 100% confirmed with Hopeless Records, but the album can be pre-ordered on their website when purchasing tickets to their tour across the UK with The Dangerous Summer. Tickets and tour information can be found on Moose Blood’s website.
  • Music For Cars by The 1975 is set to release April 27 via. Dirty Hit Records. There has been no singles released for this album.
  • This Wild Life is teasing their upcoming record on social media. The third full length album does not have a released date and no singles have been released by the band.
  • Real Friends released their latest single “Get By” stating new music will be coming in 2018. There is no word yet when the album will be released or what the album will be titled.

Other bands that will release new music in 2018 are: Owl City, Breaking Benjamin, Black Veil Brides, The Wonder Years, Mayday Parade, Rarity, possibly Too Close To Touch, and more.

What albums are you waiting to hear? Let me know by tweeting me @ovictoriamedia.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Holiday Gift Ideas: Music Lover Edition

With the holidays rapidly approaching, many bands are having sales and promotional deals on their website. Here are some ideas to get some music lovers this holiday season:

  • Shirts- you can never have enough band shirts
  • Accessories (hats, pins, jewelry, etc.)
  • CDs/ Vinyls- especially during the holiday season, many bands have limited edition vinyl pressings/ collectable CDs
  • Turntable
  • Spotify/ Apple Music streaming service subscription
  • Concert tickets

What do you want to get this holiday season? Let me know by tweeting me @ovictoriamedia. Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Concert Review: Knuckle Puck at The Outer Space, CT

Knuckle Puck played at The Outer Space in Hamden, CT on Nov. 11 on their “Knuckle Puck USA Tour ’17.” The tour had Movements, With Confidence, and Homesafe supporting Knuckle Puck.

The Outer Space is similar to Amityville Music Hall on Long Island, NY. The venue is small and snug. The sound quality the venue has is fantastic.

The first band to perform was Homesafe. Homesafe is Ryan Rumchaks, the bassist for Knuckle Puck’s, band. I saw the setlist for Homesafe, and checked out a few songs. Rumchaks revealed that Homesafe will have a new album release in 2018.

  1. Guts
  2. Float Away
  3. Resolve
  4. Relapse
  5. Mountain
  6. Stranger
  7. Hourglass

Check out some of their music here.

After a short intermission to change equipment, With Confidence took the stage. The group performed nine songs. Here is the setlist:

  1. Voldemort
  2. Dinner Bell
  3. Archers
  4. Higher
  5. Godzilla
  6. London Lights
  7. Here For Nothing
  8. We’ll Be Okay
  9. Keeper

Even though their album Better Weather sounds more pop than pop-punk, the sound the group has live is more punk than pop. With Confidence toured with State Champs in May, and I saw them prior to this tour.

At the end of With Confidence’s set, Movements performed. Here is the set list:

  1. Colorblind
  2. Third Degree
  3. Nineteen
  4. Worst Wishes
  5. Deadly Dull
  6. Hatchet
  7. Daylily
  8. Vacant Home
  9. Kept

I’ve seen Movements perform with Real Friends on the $5 Tour and at this year’s Vans Warped Tour. Both times I’ve seen Movements perform, I feel the connection the band makes with their songs. Movements played a mix of songs from Outgrown Things and Feel Something which was enjoyable. You can read more about Feel Something in a previous blog post of mine. After the show, I got a picture with Patrick Miranda of Movements.

Knuckle Puck took the stage after Movements and performed 18 songs. Here is the setlist:

  1. Gone
  2. Fences
  3. But Why Would You Care?
  4. Poison Pen Letter
  5. True Contrite
  6. Stationary
  7. Double Helix
  8. Evergreen
  9. Want me Around
  10. Everyone Lies To Me
  11. Bedford Falls
  12. Oak Street
  13. Wait
  14. Pretense
  15. No Good
  16. Untitled
  17. Struck *ENCORE
  18. Stateside *ENCORE

I enjoyed the fact that Knuckle Puck had a balance of the songs that they’ve played. Joe Taylor of Knuckle Puck said that the crowds from Irving Plaza to The Outer Space is different stating The Outer Space was smaller and more intimate. At one point, a fan threw their hat on the stage, and Taylor said that the fan needed to crowd surf to get their hat back. The crowd and Knuckle Puck fed off of each other amplifying the energy of the space. The show had a lot of circle pits and crowd surfers.

This tour was a great balance of pop punk bands who are up and coming in the music scene. With six tour dates left,  Knuckle Puck announced via. Facebook that With Confidence is not performing along side them on the “Knuckle Puck USA Tour ’17.” Luke Roberts, the guitarist of With Confidence, is no longer a member of With Confidence. The group posted a status on their Facebook page (you can read here) giving information about the departure. There has been rumors of sexual misconduct leading to the departure. Jayden Seely, vocalist of With Confidence, released a statement on Twitter clarifying allegations against him and a fan (you can read his statement here.)

The tour wraps up this weekend in Columbus, OH, but Knuckle Puck will be overseas from the end of November until December. Knuckle Puck released that Have Mercy will not be accompanying them on their EU and UK Tour here. You can read Have Mercy’s statement here. Knuckle Puck will also be touring in Australia in 2018. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

In other news, Jesse Lacey of Brand New released a statement on Facebook in regards to the rumors of his sexual misconduct. Touring member Kevin Devine pulled himself from touring with Brand New (read the statement here.) Brand New is postponing the shows in the United Kingdom and Ireland offering refunds on the tickets. On a lighter note, Jason Lancaster released LNCSTR, Paramore released the music video for “Fake Happy,” the lineup for Slam Dunk Festival is announced along with ticket information on their website, PVRIS announced a North American Tour in 2018 which visits areas that the group missed while touring (tickets and tour information can be found here.) Movements released a video for their song “Daylily” on Earmark.com.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria