Concert Review: Paramore @ Radio City Music Hall

Paramore is a ‘genre neutral’ band from Franklin, TN. I attended the Paramore show in New York City in Radio City Music Hall on Oct. 4.


Opening for Paramore was Best Coast. I got to the venue near the end of Best Coast’s set. I waited on line and purchased an All We Know Is Falling vinyl and got to my seat. After waiting a half hour, Paramore took the stage. Here is the setlist:

  1. Hard Times
  2. Ignorance
  3. Still Into You
  4. Daydreaming
  5. Forgiveness
  6. Brick By Boring Brick
  7. Playing God
  8. That’s What You Get
  9. I Caught Myself
  10. Hate To See Your Heart Break
  11. 26
  12. Told You So
  13. Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac Cover)
  14. Fake Happy
  15. Misery Business
  16. Ain’t It Fun
  17. Caught In The Middle *ENCORE*
  18. Scooby’s in the Back (Halfnoise Cover) *ENCORE*
  19. Rose- Colored Boy *ENCORE*


Everytime I see Paramore perform, it’s always an emotional experience. When Paramore slowed down the set with “26” and “Hate To See Your Heart Break” it was somber in the venue. Paramore played a lot of songs that were popular like “Misery Business,” “Ain’t It Fun,” “That’s What You Get,” “Hard Times.” Paramore is great with connecting with the crowd and letting fans know that it’s okay to feel sad. I wish that Paramore played a song or two from their album All We Know Is Falling and expanded their setlist adding two or three more songs. If you have yet to see Paramore live, I highly recommend it.

In other news, Vinyl Theatre released a new song “Me, Myself, and I” and Knuckle Puck released “Want Me Around.” Check out those new songs and let me know what you think about them by tweeting to me @ovictoriamedia.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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The Release of “Colorblind” by Movements & “Window” by Sleep On It

Movements is a pop punk group from Orange County, CA. Movements released a new single “Colorblind” yesterday off of their upcoming album Feel Something via. Fearless Records.

“Colorblind” is the perfect song to exemplify the music styling of Movements. Patrick Miranda, vocalist, uses spoken word throughout the song. All of Movements songs are emotionally pulling at your heart strings because of the lyrical content. Instrumentally, Movements knows exactly how to build up their sound in a song.

Movements announced yesterday that their upcoming album Feel Something will be released on Oct. 20. You can pre-order their upcoming album on their website http://www.movementsofficial.com/home, listen to it on iTunes, Apple Music, or Spotify. If Feel Something is pre-ordered, two additional songs “Deadly Dull” and “Daylily” are available. Movements will be touring with Knuckle Puck across the United States in October and November and will be accompanying Knuckle Puck in the U.K. in November until December. Tickets and tour information can be found here.


Sleep On It released their second single off of their upcoming album Overexposed via. Equal Vision Records. The single, “Window” is inspired by the passing of TJ Horansky’s friend’s mother (according to Alternative Press). I’ve recently discovered Sleep On It, and I’m so glad that I did. If you have yet to do so, check out their music.

“Window” and “Distant” are two single off of Overexposed which will debut on Nov. 3. You can pre-order their album on their website, on iTunes, or listen on Spotify or Apple Music. Sleep On It is touring with Waterparks, As It Is, and Chapel on the “Made In America” tour from Nov. 6-Dec.7. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

In other news, Makeout released The Good Life and Emarosa released a music video for “Blue: Reimagined.”

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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The Release of ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ by The Killers

The Killers released their latest album Wonderful Wonderful today via. Island Records. This is the fifth studio album released by The Killers since Battle Born in 2012.

The two singles that released prior to the album debut were “The Man” and “Run for Cover.” Here is the track list:

  1. Wonderful Wonderful
  2. The Man
  3. Rut
  4. Life to Come
  5. Run for Cover
  6. Tyson vs. Douglas
  7. Some Kind of Love
  8. Out of My Mind
  9. The Calling
  10. Have All the Songs Been Written?
  11. Money on Straight

You can listen to Wonderful Wonderful on Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes and can be purchased at your local record store.

In other news, new songs were released by Too Close To Touch (“Leave You Lonely“) and CITIZEN (“Flowerchild.”) There are new music videos for Broadside (“I Love You, I Love You. It’s Disgusting,“) MAKEOUT (“Ride It Out,”) The Maine (“How Do You Feel,”) and The Hunna (“Summer.”) Tickets are available for All Time Low and Pierce The Veil’s headlining tour, Milky Chance’s “The Blossom Tour 2018,” and Coin’s “The North American Tour.” What songs have you been vibing to lately? All the new releases this week have been quality works!

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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New Singles and Tours Announced!

This week is full of new songs, music videos, and updates on upcoming tours. Here’s what is going on:

  • X Ambassadors released the music video for their song “Ahead Of Myself.”
  • I Prevail released an animated video of their song “Alone.”
  • Knuckle Puck released their latest single “Double Helix” which is one of two singles [“Gone“] off of their upcoming album Shapeshifter set to release on Oct. 13 via. Rise Records.
  • Fall Out Boy released a music video for their latest song “The Last of the Real Ones.”
  • The Story So Far released a new song “Out Of It” and announced a tour across the United States. The tour begins Nov. 3 in Fresno, CA and ends Dec. 3 in Bloomington, IL. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • Weezer shared their new song “Beach Boys.”
  • I The Mighty announced a Fall 2017 tour with Hail The Sun and Good Tiger across the United States. Tickets and Tour information can be found here.
  • COIN posted a photo on Instagram with the caption “2018 TOUR DATES NEXT WEEK”
  • Neck Deep announced one of three opening bands that will accompany Neck Deep across the United States on “The Peace And The Panic USA Tour.” The announcement was released via. Twitter stating that Speak Low If You Speak Love will join in. (A blog post was released with my review of The Peace And The Panic and can be read here.)
  • Brand New released via. Twitter that Nada Surf will be joining them on tour across the United States for their October tour.
  • Circa Survive released the music video for “Premonition of the Hex” off of their upcoming album The Amulet set to release Sept. 22 via. Hopeless Records.
  • The music video for Seaways’ “Lula On The Beach” debuted this week.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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New Single “Distant” by Sleep On It

Chicago natives Sleep On It released their new single “Distant” earlier this week. “Distant” is the first single released off of Overexposed which is set to debut on Nov. 3 via. Equal Vision Records.

The pop punk group formed in 2012 and since released their first EP Everything, All At Once independently. Sleep On It released two EPs after and had additional producers including State Champs vocalist Derek DiScanio and Seth Henderson (Knuckle Puck, Real Friends.) Overexposed is Sleep On It’s first official full length studio album under Equal Visions Records.

Vocalist Zech Pluister has a rasp to his voice similar to Jason Lancaster of Go Radio and Mayday Parade. If you have yet to check out Sleep On It, what are you waiting for? Check out another song by them, “See You Around.”

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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New Single ‘Americana Summer’ by Commūnion

Former members of Major League, Brian Joyce and Matt Chila has joined forces with A Loss For Words Mikey Adams to form a new group collaboration, Commūnion.

Over the past year, Commūnion released two song: “Blow“and  “Runway Love.” Their latest song is “Americana Summer” that has been promoted throughout their social media and released to the public on Tuesday. Each single made public by the group has been written and performed by Commūnion. The single was released with a music video that is filmed by James Morano.

There is no word yet if an album is in the works or if Commūnion will be touring. You can hear the single “Americana Summer” on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Youtube, and more! To learn more about Commūnion, check out their Twitter  (@CommunionUS,Instagram and Facebook page. their website www.communionband.com.

In other news, Being As An Ocean released their latest single “Black & Blue,” Architects announced a tour in 2018 that will be traveling across Europe and the UK (tickets and tour information can be found here,) and Circa Survive released a music video for “The Amulet.”

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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The Release of ‘All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell’ and Other ICYMIs

This week was full of tour announcements, new songs, and the release of All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell. Here is a list of things you may have missed this week:

  • The Wrecks announced an upcoming tour, “Robot Army Tour,” accompanied by Vesperteen, Mainland, and The Technicolors. The tour begins in October and continues until November. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • The Used released via. social media about a tour with Glassjaw. The tour is a month long and travels across the United States. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • The Front Bottoms announced a headlining tour across the United States with special guests Basement and Bad Bad Hats. The tour kicks off at the House of Blues in Boston, MA and ends at Terminal 5 in New York City. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • Taking Back Sunday released information that the fourth annual holiday show will be on Dec. 15 and Dec. 16 at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey. The bands that will be opening on Dec. 15 are: Diet Cig, and The Dear Hunter. Opening for Taking Back Sunday on Dec. 16 are The Maine and Modern Chemistry. Tickets for the holiday spectacular are here.
  • Modern Baseball is back from hiatus and announced three shows. Information about the dates and ticket information can be found here.
  • 30 Seconds To Mars released a new single, “Walk On Water” this week.
  • Sleeping With Sirens released a music video for their latest single, “Cheers.”
  • PVRIS released their second full length album today, All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell via. Rise Records. The album has a 10 song track list which includes four singles. The singles off of the album are: “Heaven,” “What’s Wrong,” “Winter,” and “Half.” Here is the track list:
    1. Heaven
    2. Half
    3. Anyone Else
    4. What’s Wrong
    5. Walk Alone
    6. Same Soul
    7. Winter
    8. No Mercy
    9. Separate
    10. Nola 1

    PVRIS will be touring across the United States within the next few months, tickets and tour information can be found here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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*For information on upcoming tours in 2017, check out Top Tours To Get Excited For

Album Review: The Peace And The Panic by Neck Deep

After releasing singles “Happy Judgement Day,” “Where Do We Go When We Go,” “Motion Sickness,” and “In Bloom,” the pop punk group Neck Deep released their album The Peace And The Panic today via. Hopeless Records.


This album is the third album (others include Wishful Thinking and Life’s Not Out To Get You) Neck Deep has released under this record label. Vocalist Ben Barlow said in an interview with Alternative Press that the new album that the new album displays how he’s grown and experienced life and death.

Here is the track list:

  1. Motion Sickness
  2. Happy Judgement Day
  3. The Grand Delusion
  4. Parachute
  5. In Bloom
  6. Don’t Wait (Feat. Sam Carter)
  7. Critical Mistake
  8. Wish You Were Here
  9. Heavy Lies
  10. 19 Seventy Sumthin’
  11. Where Do We Go When We Go

After hearing the singles released, I was excited to hear the rest of The Peace And The Panic. “In Bloom” was the most recent single released which was refreshing to hear. I like the fact that Neck Deep still kept their pop punk roots (i.e. “Motion Sickness,”) heavy lyrics (i.e. “Wish You Were Here”), but is a bit experimental with songs like “In Bloom,” “Critical Mistake,” and “19 Seventy Sumthin‘” with a lighter and more pop sound. It was nice to see that Neck Deep isn’t sticking to a mold of the music that they’ve previously released. This album is different from Life’s Not Out To Get Youit has pop punk roots (i.e. “Motion Sickness,”) heavy/ raw lyrics (i.e. Wish You Were Here,”) and has the element of experimentation (especially with tracks like “In Bloom,” “Critical Mistake” and “19 Seventy Sumthin'”). This album is a perfect example of how Neck Deep will continue to grow and that their albums will be more than a part two of LNOTGY.

If you want a pop punk fix, I highly recommend checking out the album. My favorites off of this album have to be “In Bloom,” and “19 Seventy Sumthin'” for the reason that “In Bloom” was the first single released that showed a different side to Neck Deep that what is expected. The introduction with the instrumentals reminds me of Blink- 182. I love that “19 Seventy Sumthin'” is a song that’s so raw and full of deep emotion. The song explains a lot about Ben Barlow’s parents and what had happened with his father’s passing.

Neck Deep will be touring across the United States in January and February. There is no word yet if there is any band accompanying them at this time. Tickets and tour information can be found here. Neck Deep is also on the cover of Alternative Press.

In other news, The Maine released the music video for “Taxi” and announced additional dates for their upcoming tour with DREAMERS and Night Riots (tickets and tour information can be found here.) Weezer announced their upcoming album Pacific Daydream will debut on Oct. 27 and released “Mexican Fender.” Brand New announced a tour from September to November across the United States (tickets and tour information can be found here) and hear Science Fiction here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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Want some tours to go to? Check out my blog post of Top Tours To Get Excited For. Follow my Twitter and Instagram @ovictoriamedia for updates.

My Current Jams

Last week I had a Twitter poll (@ovictoriamedia) asking if you wanted a blog post on songs I’ve been into, and 82% wanted me to post a list of favorite jams. My list of jams vary everyday, but here are some consistent songs that you should check out.

Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea” by MISSIO. This song has been dominating alternative charts for a reason. There are various layers to this song, and I’m glad that “Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea” and “Middle Fingers” are two songs that are bringing exposure to the duo. I especially like the meaning behind this song; its hauntingly alluring. In an interview, it was said that the lyrics were representative of the vocalist, Matthew Brue, and his battle with addiction, especially with the chorus of “Welcome to my cage, little lover.” This song is off of MISSIO’s album Loner which came out this year.

Someone To You” by Banners. I heard this song on AltNation on Sirius XM and immediately fell in love. This song is catchy, so upbeat, and the lyrics are delightful. If you have yet to check out Banners, I recommend it! Banners will be touring with Echosmith (and tickets and tour information can be found on my blog post here.)

Drown” by Bring Me The Horizon. Occasionally I put my iPod on shuffle, and I stumbled upon this song. I enjoy the fact this song is high intensity and is deep and beautiful lyrically. This song is off of their album That’s the Spirit that released in 2015.

Revolutions” by The Gospel Youth. This song is a power ballad that shows emotions on full display. Lets not forget to mention that Samuel Little’s vocal range is impressive in this song. Keep The Gospel Youth on your radar of bands to watch out for! Check out their latest album Always Lose for an album that shows obstacles and how to overcome them.

Beautiful Things” by Grayscale has been one of the songs that once I hear, I can’t get out. Grayscale recently released their album Adornment that features this track. Grayscale was signed to Fearless Records around the time the album was released. This song is one of many that you have to check out by Grayscale. Since the release of Adornment, Grayscale has been dominating (and touring with As It Is, Four Year Strong, Cute Is What We Aim For and more.) Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Break Me” by This Wild Life. This is their latest single that was released prior to their summer tour with A Will Away and Dry Jacket. I was fortunate enough to hear this song live during their set at Bowery Ballroom. This song pulls at your heart strings and is a great representation of the pop punk duo. For my review of that show and meet and greet, click here.

The Art of Eye Contact” by Too Close To Touch. Too Close To Touch released a music video this week for this song. The track is one of many off of Too Close To Touch’s latest album Haven’t Been Myself which features songs like “Sympathy” and “What I Wish I Could Forget.” I like the way the song opens, and the music video was visually and artistically pleasing.

Other songs that I’ve been into have been: “Hidden Colors” by Broadside, “Don’t Take The Money” by Bleachers, “Cloud 9” by Emarosa, and more. If you’re interested in hearing more songs I’ve been into, check out my radio show here that is two hours of alternative music.

If you want updates on music I’ve been into posted on my blog, tweet me @ovictoriamedia letting me know you’d want another blog post.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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Top Tours To Get Excited For

There are new tours that are being announced within the next couple of months. Here is a list of tours to get excited for in the coming months in the United States:

  • “North American Tour 2017” starring PVRIS featuring Lights, Party Nails, and Flint Eastwood. The tour begin in September and ends a month later in October and travels across the United States. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • “Connect The Dots Tour” with Misterwives headlining and Smallpools and Vinyl Theatre opening. The tour begins Sept. 21 in Nashville, TN and finishes Oct. 27 in Washington, D.C. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • “Fall Of The Summer Gods” tour by Third Eye Blind. The upcoming tour has a large variety of dates that are announced throughout the United States. There is no word as to if there will be any supporting acts, but tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • “Paramore Tour Two” hosted by Paramore and Best Coast accompanying them. The tour will be a month long across the United States. For tickets and tour information, click here.
  • “USA 2017” headlined by Turnover featuring Elvis Depressedly and Emma Ruth Rundle that will begin in October and will continue until November. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • “Modern Nostalgia Tour” hosted by The Maine with DREAMERS and Night Riots. The tour is unique from prior tours because The Maine will be playing Lovely Little Lonely and American Candy in its entirety. Tickets and tour information can be found here and keep an eye out because more tour dates are TBA.
  • Touché Amoré released information on their “Fall 2017 Tour” that will begin in Phoenix, AZ in September and continue until Oct. 17 in Los Angeles, CA. Supporting Touché Amoré will be Single Mothers and Gouge Away. More information about this tour can be found here.
  • “Made In America” headlined by Waterparks accompanied by As It Is, Chapel, and Sleep On It. The tour was announced this week and will begin on Nov. 6 through Dec. 7. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • “Gone Now Era” announced by Bleachers who is bringing Bishop Briggs and Tove Styrke as supporting acts. Bleachers tour begins Sept. 8 in Lewiston, NY and wraps up in Nov. 20 in New York, NY. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • “Inside A Dream Tour” starring Echosmith supported by Banners. The tour will be across the United States between October and November. Tickets and tour information can be found here. (Check out Banner’s song “Someone To You,” it’s been my current jam.)
  • A tour was recently announced that is co-headlined between The Early November and The Movielife with Heart Attack Man as an opening band. Select dates for this tour and information can be found here.
  • “How Will You Know If You Never Try Part 2 Fall 2017” hosted by COIN will begin in September and end in November. Check out their tour dates here.
  • “Headspace Tour” headlined by Issues with Volumes opening. The tour will begin in Florida on Sept. 24 and continue until Nov. 2 in Louisiana. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • “USA Tour 2017” was recently announced on Knuckle Puck’s page. The tour begins in Oct. 11 in Minneapolis, MN and will convert to a European tour at the end of November. The opening bands for the US portion of the tour will be accompanied by Movements, With Confidence, and Homesafe and the tour in Europe will be accompanied by Tiny Moving Parts, Have Mercy, and Movements. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • A Day To Remember will be headlining a Fall tour supported with Moose Blood and Wage War. There are sporadic dates throughout August until October. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • If you can’t attend A Day To Remember’s tour, you can always check them out at their festival, Self Help Festival. The tickets and information of locations can be found here. The bands that have been announced include Silverstein, Real Friends, Mooseblood, and more depending on location). More bands will be announced in the future.
  • Riot Festival in Chicago will commence Sept. 15-17 with a variety of bands including: Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, The Orwells, and more. Band information for each day can be found here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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