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!

-ovictoria

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Concert Review: Vans Warped Tour 2017

I went to this year’s Vans Warped Tour in Wantagh, NY on July 8. After seeing the lineup, I was excited to see Neck Deep, Too Close To Touch, Movements, I Prevail, Hawthorne Heights, Never Shout Never, Silverstein, Boston Manor, Microwave, The Gospel Youth, and American Authors.

Upon arrival to the venue, I stood in line until I was checked in. Once I got inside, I bought a schedule of set times and headed over to the inflatable wall to look over the schedule with friends.


The sets I got to see live were: Movements (photo above,) Sweet Ascent, Neck Deep, Too Close To Touch, I Prevail, Andy Black, Sammy Adams, Futuristic, and Sylar. At the end of the set for Movements, I got a guitar pick from Ira.


Whenever I had free time, I’d drink a ton of water, walk around the area, and check out set times and band merchandise. I had time to sit in the shade and relax. The bands I met were: Movements, Too Close To Touch, and The Gospel Youth. I also talked with Dani from Neck Deep, Curtis from The Gospel Youth, and Spencer from Movements. Here are the photos of me with The Gospel Youth and Too Close To Touch.



I have more photos up on Instagram. Overall, I had a great experience at this year’s Vans Warped Tour. The original forecast showed thunder and rain, and it turned out to be sunny and in the 80s. I got a good tan, saw new bands I haven’t seen before, and some CDs and a teeshirt.

A note for anyone who is going to Warped Tour, always look up the set times for the bands you want to see and schedule your day around the sets and the meet and greets. Also, if you’re going to be close to a stage, be sure to watch your head for crowd surfers.

 If you have yet to go to this year’s Vans Warped Tour, I highly recommend it. Click here if you want to read about my tips and tricks when going to Vans Warped Tour. Curious as to what I packed with me for Warped Tour? Check out next week’s blog post for some inspiration on what you should pack and some more tips.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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Concert Review: Real Friends/ Meet and Greet with All Time Low

I saw Real Friends at Irving Plaza on June 2 on their spring tour. This is their only tour they’re embarking on in 2017. Accompanying Real Friends on this tour were: Tiny Moving Parts, Have Mercy, Broadside, and nothing, nowhere.

I got to the venue early enough that I got the chance to see all of the opening bands. I’m a big fan of Broadside and was excited to see their set. I’ve seen Have Mercy prior to this tour with This Wild Life and overall, they were a good band with a large fanbase. After seeing all of the bands live, I’m looking forward to getting more in depth with their music.

Real Friends took the stage around 9:30pm and opened with “Empty Picture Frames.” Here is their setlist:

  1. Empty Picture Frames
  2. Colder Quicker
  3. Loose Ends
  4. Floorboards
  5. Late Nights In My Car
  6. Mokena
  7. Lost Boy
  8. Old Book
  9. …And We’re Just Changing
  10. Sixteen
  11. I’ve Given Up On You
  12. To My Old Self
  13. Maybe This Place Is The Same…
  14. I Don’t Love You Anymore
  15. Dead
  16. Keep Lying To Me
  17. Anchor Down
  18. Mess
  19. Summer


It’s safe to say that Real Friends put on a fantastic show, as usual. I like the fact that Real Friends played a lot of their latest album The Home Inside My Head and played their older songs like “To My Old Self” and “Floorboards.” If you haven’t seen Real Friends perform live, I highly recommend it. If you haven’t heard any of Real Friends music before, check out my blog post about their album The Home Inside My Head and listen to the song “Colder Quicker” and “Well, I’m Sorry” off of that album. Those songs are personal favorites of mine.

I met All Time Low a few days ago, June 6, at Looney Tunes in West Babylon, NY. Unfortunately, there were no cameras allowed during the event. I waited about an hour on a line before going in to get their latest album Last Young Renegade signed. The album signing only took about a minute, and I was able to chat with Jack, Zack, Alex, and Rian.


I wrote a blog post last week about the release of Last Young Renegade by All Time Low. Give it a read!

In other news, PVRIS announced a US tour starting in September (tickets and tour information can be found here,) This Wild Life released a new song “Break Me,” and Stages & Stereos announced a tour, The Sound Of Summer Tour, with Rookie Of The Year across the East Coast.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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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.

Concert Review: Like Pacific, Broadside, Rarity, and Boston Manor

On October 14th, Like Pacific, Broadside, Rarity, and Boston Manor performed at Amityville Music Hall in Amityville, NY. This is one of their many stops for the “Distant Like You Asked” tour. This tour started in Montreal, QC on October 10 and ends Novever 6 in Hamilton, ON.

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Amityville Music Hall is a small venue that holds approximately 500 people, and this show was sold out. I arrived at the venue near the end of Boston Manor’s set, but there were a lot of people who arrived on time to see Boston Manor perform. Boston Manor has a new album out Be Nothing via. Pure Noise that released at the end of September, and if you haven’t already, be sure to pick up a copy of their album. The guys in the band are all sweet hearts. I purchased their latest CD and their EP through Henry Cox, their vocalist. He was so friendly, talkative, and very pleasing to the eye. He was telling me that everyone was nice to him at the venue which is what makes this music scene so great.

After Boston Manor and an intermission, Rarity was next on the lineup. I’ve seen Rarity perform with Broadside last year at the Home For The Holidays show. Rarity is a fun band to see live, and seeing them again with a bigger crowd was even more enjoyable.

After Rarity’s set, and a short intermission to set up equipment, Broadside took the stage. The crowd went crazy when Broadside started with “Come & Go.” Broadside’s setlist was:

  1. Come & Go
  2. Damaged Kids
  3. Storyteller
  4. Human Machines
  5. A Better Way
  6. A Light In The Dark
  7. Coffee Talk

At the end of Broadside’s set, I talked with Oliver Baxxter, the lead singer of Broadside. He remembered meeting me at Warped Tour, and I had a small interview with him outside. I saw Like Pacific perform one or two songs, but I spent most of Like Pacific’s set talking with Oliver Baxxter about upcoming plans for Broadside, his favorite songs off of Old Bones and much more.

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I had such an awesome time at the show. Primarily, I wanted to see Broadside, but I had a great time seeing Boston Manor, Rarity and a bit of Like Pacific. Boston Manor liked my tweet, and Oliver Baxxter retweeted and liked my tweet.

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Sorry for the late blog post! I’ll be posting next week’s blog post on Friday. Until then, rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Concert Review: This Wild Life in NYC

On Tuesday Oct. 4, I attended the Studio at Webster Hall in New York City to see This Wild Life perform. Prior to this show, I’ve seen This Wild Life play at Warped Tour in 2014 and 2015 and saw This Wild Life open for Mayday Parade on the AP Tour in Fall of 2015. I was super excited to see them again after a year break from them.

Movements and Have Mercy opened up for This Wild Life. I saw Movements open for Real Friends this year, and the guys are so genuine and passionate about their music. The crowd went crazy for Movements and Have Mercy with crowdsurfing and singing along to their lyrics. Have Mercy announced that AJ Perdomo (ex-The Dangerous Summer singer) was at the venue. I was in shock that I got the chance to share a room with a guy who got me into the music that I listen to. Of course, they’re definitely other bands that got me into this genre, but The Dangerous Summer is one band I wish I got to see live.

Both Movements and Have Mercy had a great set. After Movements and Have Mercy performed their sets, This Wild Life took the stage opening with “Pull Me Out.” Here is This Wild Life’s setlist:

  1. Pull Me Out
  2. Over It
  3. Ripped Away
  4. Pink Tie
  5. Breakdown
  6. No More Bad Days
  7. Just Yesterday
  8. Hit The Reset
  9. History
  10. Brick Wall
  11. Concrete**
  12. Falling Down**

**Encore Songs.

The energy of the small venue was vivacious and harmonious. This Wild Life picked a great set to demonstrate the growth they had as a band. I loved getting to hear “Pink Tie” live and “Just Yesterday.” Even though Pierce The Veil, Neck Deep and I Prevail were in the city the same night, it was awesome to see how packed the Studio at Webster Hall was.

My photo taken during “Pull Me Out.”

It was outstanding seeing This Wild Life headline their own tour for the first time. I saw This Wild Life perform with about 50-100 people the first time at Warped Tour and to see the band evolve and grow as big as they’re getting is something I’m proud to be apart of. If you haven’t already, check out This Wild Life’s album Low Tides that features the songs “Falling Down” and “Pull Me Out.” If This Wild Life hasn’t stopped at your local venue, definitely take the trip to see them live.

In other news Green Day’s Revolution Radio, Sum 41’s album 13 Voices, The Devil Wears Prada’s album Transit Blues, and Set It Off’s album Upside Down released today, October 7th. Yellowcard embarked on their final world tour this week. What a great day in music!

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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Band Merch: I bought a Movements dad hat and This Wild Life baseball tee-shirt.

Next week, I’ll be posting a blog post about my experience at Like Pacific, Broadside, Rarity and Boston Manor on Saturday.

Concert Review: Panic! At The Disco

I was fortunate enough to have see Panic! At The Disco perform with Weezer at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater yesterday. Prior to the show, I met Panic!
At The Disco. I got three guitar picks (one from Brendon, one from Dallon and one from Kenny) and got two photos with Panic! At The Disco.


Next week, I’ll post the photo with them. Meeting Panic! At The Disco seems liked such a surreal experience. I’ve been a big fan of Panic! At The Disco since A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, and they’ve evolved so much as a group. If you haven’t already, check out their album Death Of A Bachelor. 
After the meet and greet, the opening band was Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, and they had a light, whimsical vibe to their music. Andrew McMahon was walking around venue singing and having cameras following him. You might recognize the name Andrew McMahon if you listened to Jack’s Mannequin. Andrew McMahon sang “Dark Blue” last night; it was awesome to see live.img_0311
After a 30 minute intermission in between sets, Panic! At The Disco took the stage. Now, I’ve seen Panic! At The Disco twice prior to this concert. I saw Panic! At The Disco perform on October 30, 2011 at The Paramount and again on August 5, 2014 at The Theater in Madison Square Garden. Both times I’ve seen Panic! At The Disco, I was blown away. Brendon Urie is an unbelievable vocalist.

Panic! At The Disco’s setlist was:

  1. Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time
  2. Vegas Lights
  3. The Ballad of Mona Lisa
  4. Hallelujah
  5. Time To Dance
  6. Emperor’s New Clothes
  7. Girls/ Girls/ Boys
  8. Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)
  9. Nine In The Afternoon
  10. Crazy=Genius
  11. Miss Jackson
  12. Golden Days
  13. Bohemian Rhapsody
  14. LA Devotee
  15. Death Of A Bachelor
  16. I Write Sins Not Tragedies
  17. This Is Gospel
  18. Victorious

Seeing Panic! At The Disco live is the best thing one can do. Every time I’ve seen Panic! At The Disco, I’ve always had the greatest time. There’s something about how spectacular the energy is at a Panic! At The Disco show. Brendon Urie won the 2014 award of Best Vocalist at the APMAs; it is certainly well deserved. Brendon has an impeccable range as a vocalist, he has an excellent stage presence and is a well- rounded singer. Brendon dedicated “This Is Gospel” to Spencer Smith, who is sober from prescription medication and alcohol addiction for two years. Unfortunately, I was unable to stay to see Weezer but I had the chance to hear them as I left. Weezer sounded really good. It’s safe to say that the Panic! At The Disco show was an outstanding concert.
Panic! At The Disco will be touring with Weezer all summer long. The tour began on June 10th at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion located in The Woodlands, Texas and will end August 6th at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, California. In January, Panic! At The Disco will be in Australia.

In other news, Yellowcard announced last week that they are breaking up. They’re playing all summer at Vans Warped Tour and having a farewell tour. Also, Blink- 182’s album California is released today. Next week I will be going to Warped Tour on July 9th, so there will be a post up either Saturday evening or on Sunday. Until then…

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive

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