ICYMI: May Edition

Here are some things you may have missed this week in music:

Mayday Parade released the music video for “Looks Red, Tastes Blue.”

Boston Manor posted a picture with John Floreani of Trophy Eyes writing “soon.” I suspect either a tour or song together!

Boston Manor announced a headline tour in between the dates of A Day To Remember’s “Raisin’ Hell In The Heartland” tour.

The Riot Fest lineup has been announced! The lineup includes: Blink 182, Rise Against, Dashboard Confessional, and more! Tickets and lineup information can be found on riotfest.org.

All Time Low performed an unreleased song at Slam Dunk Festival. A video has been posted of the group performing the song “Getaway Green.”

Sublime with Rome released album Blessings.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


Want to go to a concert this summer? Check out Summer 2019 Tours/ Festivals To Look Out For.

Looking for new music to check out? Read the list of 19 Bands To Check Out In 2019.


Vans Warped Tour Lineup Announcement!

The lineup for the 25 Years of Vans Warped Tour has been announced! The 25 Years of Vans Warped Tour are at select dates in California, Ohio, and New Jersey. Here are the lineups!

The Cleveland Vans Warped Tour is being held on June 8, 2019 by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. The lineup is smaller but features memorable bands.

The New Jersey Vans Warped Tour is on June 29-30, 2019 held on the beach in Atlantic City, NJ. The lineup is larger than the Cleveland show and features BIG names in music like A Day To Remember, Taking Back Sunday, and Blink- 182.

The California show is being held on July 20-21, 2019 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. The lineup is large featuring The All American Rejects, The Starting Line, Man Overboard, and more!

No word yet what band will be performing on what day for the California and New Jersey festival. For more information and to purchase tickets visit vanswarpedtour.com

In other news, Weezer release Weezer (Black Album), The Japanese House released Good At Falling, Mansionair released ShadowboxerI Prevail Announces US Tour, and A Day To Remember and Taking Back Sunday announced US Tours.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

Alex Gaskarth and Mark Hoppus Created “Simple Creatures”

All Time Low vocalist Alex Gaskarth and vocalist of Blink 182 Mark Hoppus announced the two have started a new project called “Simple Creatures.”

Since the announcement was made yesterday, Simple Creatures released the song “Drug.”

An EP from Simple Creatures is set to release in March, but no word yet what the track list will include.

As someone who’s a fan of both Blink 182 and All Time Low,  I can’t wait to see what the duo have in store with this EP!

In other news, Mayday Parade released the music video for “Sunnyland,” The Band CAMINO released “Something To Hold Onto,” MAKEOUT singer posted to Instagram about his departure from the band, and for more things you may have missed this week check out What You Need To Know Wednesday.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


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!



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Concert Review: The Maine @ Webster Hall NYC

The Arizona rock group, The Maine has been touring across the United States for their album Lovely, Little, Lonely which came out in April 7.

The “Lovely, Little, Lonely World Tour” is accompanied by Beach Weathers and Mowglis as The Maine’s opening bands. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

I got the chance to see The Maine perform live in New York City at Webster Hall. I’ve been to Webster Hall for a few shows like PVRIS and State Champs, so I knew the setup of the venue and how much maximum capacity was. The train was running late, but I got into the city to see The Maine in time!

I just want to discuss the setlist. I had a great time dancing and singing along to old and new hits. I wish there were a few new songs they played like “Taxi” or “I Only Wanna Talk To You” and some older hits like “Into Your Arms,” “You Left Me,” or “We’ll All Be,” but overall I enjoyed the set. I loved seeing “(Un)Lost,” “Lost In Nostalgia,” and “We All Roll Along.” Here is their setlist:

  1. Lovely
  2. Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu
  3. Am I Pretty?
  4. Like We Did (Windows Down)
  5. (Un)Lost
  6. My Heroine
  7. We All Roll Along
  8. The Way We Talk
  9. English Girls
  10. Take What You Can Carry
  11. Lost In Nostalgia
  12. Right Girl
  13. Raining In Paris
  14. Girls Do What They Want
  15. Diet Soda Society
  16. Do You Remember? (The Other Half Of 23)
  17. Bad Behavior
  18. Another Night On Mars

I’ve seen The Maine perform with Mayday Parade in 2012, twice at Warped Tour, and twice after the release of American Candy. This was the fifth time seeing The Maine, and everytime I see them I get such amazing vibes from the group.

The Maine have a great stage presence. John O’ Callaghan has a way of getting everyone engaged in the songs whether they know them or not. The crowd was electric and sang every word of the song. I love the fact that The Maine lets people live in the moment and is so humble for every experience they have. Being apart of The Maine’s show was wonderful and unforgettable. I hope that The Maine tours for their album Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop next year.

In other news, Broadside released their first single “Puzzle Pieces” off of their upcoming record Paradise which will be released on June 16. You can pre-order the album here and see them tour with Real Friends now! Fall Out Boy released a new song “Young And Menace” and will be releasing a new album and touring. The album, Mania will release on Sept. 15 and the tour begins in the fall. Moose Blood announced a US Tour. Tickets and tour information can be found here. Grayscale released “If I Ever See You Again,” Blink 182 released a song “6/8” this week, and Of Mice & Men released a single “Unbreakable.”

What a rad week in music! Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


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Did you read my review on Lovely, Little, Lonely? Check it out here.