Upcoming Tours You NEED To Go To This Autumn

There are a lot of tours that are kicking off in Autumn. Here’s a list of some of the most talked about tours.

The Early November, The Dangerous Summer, Jetty Bones, and Save Face will be touring across the United States through the months of September and October.

For tickets and tour information click here.


Milky Chance will be touring across North America on the “The Blossom Tour 2018 USA & Canada.”

For tickets and more information visit www.milkychance.net.


The Hunna will be touring across the United States on the “USA Tour 2018.” The tour begins September 24 in San Francisco, CA and continues until October 13 in Denver, CO.

Tickets and tour information for the show can be found on thehunna.com.


Neck Deep will be embarking on “The Peace And The Panic Tour 2” across the United States. Accompanying Neck Deep will be Trophy Eyes, WSTR, Stand Atlantic, and Gardenside.

For tickets and tour information visit www.neckdeepuk.com/#tour.


Counterparts announced a tour in the coming months across the United States. Accompanying Counterparts on tour will be Being As An Ocean, Have Mercy and Viarials.

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Private Room EP is now available for preorder, along with tickets to the Private Room Tour w/ @beingasanocean @havemercymd & @varialspa www.notyou.ca/ 09/20 – New York, NY at Gramercy Theatre 09/21 – Baltimore, MD at Baltimore Sound Stage 09/22 – Worcester, MA at The Palladium 09/25 – Pittsburgh, PA at Rex Theater 09/26 – Detroit, MY at The Shelter 09/27 – Cleveland, OH at Grog Shop 09/28 – Chicago, IL at Bottom Lounge 09/29 – St Louis, MO at Fubar 09/30 – Lawrence, KS at Granada Theater 10/02 – Denver, CO at Marquis Theater 10/03 – Salt Lake City, UT at The Complex 10/05 – San Diego, CA at SOMA 10/06 – Pomona, CA at Glasshouse 10/07 – Berkeley, CA at Cornerstone 10/09 – Tempe, AZ at Club Red 10/12 – Dallas, TX at RBC 10/13 – San Antonio, TX at Alamo City Music Hall 10/14 – Houston, TX at Houston Underground 10/15 – New Orleans, LA at Gasa Gasa 10/17 – Orlando, FL at Sound Bar 10/18 – Atlanta, GA at Masquerade 10/19 – Greensboro, NC at Blind Tiger 10/20 – Richmond, VA at Canal Club 10/21 – Philadelphia, PA at Foundry

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For tickets and tour information visit www.notyou.ca.


Moose Blood is going on “September 2018 Tour” in certain parts in the United States in September. Accompanying Moose Blood on the small tour is William Ryan Key and Mammoth Indigo.

For tickets and more information visit www.mooseblooduk.com.


The Wonder Years announced four shows along with the group performing at this year’s Riot Fest.

For tickets and more information visit thewonderyearsband.com.


5 Seconds Of Summer announced the “Meet You There Tour” beginning in late August and wrapping up in October. Accompanying 5 Seconds Of Summer is The Aces. For tickets and tour information check out www.5sos.com/live/.

Twenty One Pilots is back and has announced the “Bandito” Tour. Before the tour begins, TØP is releasing Trench on October 5, 2018. The tour kicks off on October 16 in Nashville, TN and continues until March 17, 2019 in Portugal. For tickets and tour information visit www.twentyonepilots.com.

Additional tours include a co-headline tour with Sir Sly and Joywave (more information here,) “The Disease Tour” hosted by Bear Tooth featuring Knocked Loose and Sylar, Good Charolette announced the “Generation Rx Tour,” and “Erase Me Tour” with Dance Gavin Dance and The Plot In You.

In other news, Oh, Weatherly released its latest album Lips Like Oxygen, Like Pacific released a new song “Self Defeated,” Set It Off  released a new song “Killer In The Mirror” and has  signed to Fearless Records, Hands Like Houses released the music video for “Overthinking,” and according to Bradley Walden, vocalist of Emarosa, the band finished recording a new album.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

*Need new music? Check out my list of 18 Bands To Check Out In 2018.

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ICYMI: July Edition

This week has been packed with new music and updates in the music scene. Here are some things you may have missed this week:

  • The Story So Far released its first single “Let It Go” set to release on the group’s album Proper Dose on September 21.
  • Victory Kid premiered a new song “Adrenaline.”
  • With Confidence released a new single “Jaded.” This is the second single the group has released. The single will be on the group’s latest album Love And Loathing set to release August 10.
  • Death Cab For Cutie released a new single “I Dreamt We Spoke Again.” The single will be on the group’s upcoming album Thank You For Today out on August 17.
  • The Early November announced a tour with The Dangerous Summer, Jetty Bones, and Save Face. The is a month long going across the United States. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • nothing, nowhere released the music video for “rejecter.”
  • Lydia released Liquor via. Weekday Records/Sony Music Entertainment.
  • Trash Boat rekeased Crown Shyness featuring the songs “Inside Out,” and “Shade.”
  • Lotus Eater signed to Hopeless Records.
  • The MTV Video Music Awards nomination have been released. Bands nominated include Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, and more. See the full list here.
  • Counterparts released a new single “Monument” set to release on the upcoming EP Private Room.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Song Review: “Vanilla-Scented Laser Beams”

On April 24, 2018, Illinois natives Homesafe released its first single “Vanilla-Scented Laser Beams.” The song will be featured on the group’s debut full length album One via. Pure Noise Records.

The beginning of the music video gave me a nostalgic 80s/ ‘Stranger Things’ vibe with the fog and color scheme chosen by director Shifty Dimensions. The outfits the group wore during their performance reminded me of The Matrix with the dark attire and glasses worn. It was interesting near the end of the music video you see Homesafe playing for aliens.

The single gave glimpses to a new sound that is more on the rock and alternative side rather than an angsty, pop punk sound. The sound was similar to Such Gold with hints of Seaway. It wasn’t as raw with the rasp of the vocals and instrumentally the song wasn’t as high paced.  I’m looking forward to hearing more songs off of the upcoming album. If this single is an indication for the type of album One is, fans will be noticing a new era for Homesafe.

Here is the tracklist for One:

  1. Point Blank
  2. Run
  3. Say Something
  4. Sadistic Society
  5. Have It All
  6. Vanilla-Scented Laser Beams
  7. Suits and Ties
  8. I Don’t Know How
  9. Time Ain’t Free
  10. Stay Away
  11. Get It Right
  12. Sideways Sleeper
  13. fin

You can pre-order the album here. The album is set to release June 29. Homesafe announced a headline tour across the United States. Accompanying Homesafe will be Hot Mulligan, Heart Attack Man, and Jetty Bones.

In other news, Hawthorne Heights released Bad Frequencies, Bullet For My Valentine announced a tour via. Twitter, CHVRCHES released “Miracle,” and 5 Seconds of Summer released a live video for “Youngblood.”

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

** Need new music to listen to? Check out my list of 18 Bands to Check Out in 2018. Also, watch a montage created by myself about my trip on Parahoy here. **

Concert Reviews: Moose Blood & Knuckle Puck

I went to see Moose Blood and Knuckle Puck and wanted to dedicate this week’s blog post about my experience seeing both shows.

Moose Blood @ The Stone Pony

I attended the Moose Blood concert on Saturday March 17 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NY. Opening for Moose Blood on the “North America 2018” tour were Lydia and McCafferty.

The Stone Pony was intimate and small but wide. I like the fact anywhere you stood, you were able to see the stage. The venue is located in a beach town and holds 1,000 people. The Stone Pony is a venue that held music legends Bruce Springsteen, John Bon Jovi, and many more.

I’ve never seen any of these bands live. The first group to take the stage was McCafferty. I’ve never heard of McCafferty and didn’t know what to expect from the group. The crowd went wild for the group and there was a mosh pit that opened up during the performance. McCafferty put on a good performance, and I will check out their music in the future.

Lydia took the stage after McCafferty and had a completely different vibe from McCafferty. Lydia has interesting electronic instrumental which was a nice variation from both Moose Blood and McCafferty. Lydia reminds me of a mix of Vinyl Theatre and Copeland. Lydia is a band I’m definitely getting into after seeing their live set.

After Lydia, Moose Blood took the stage. Here is the setlist:

  1. Talk In Your Sleep
  2. Honey
  3. Bukowski
  4. Glow
  5. You Left In The Worst Way
  6. Gum
  7. Pups
  8. Cherry
  9. Pastel
  10. Just Outside
  11. I Hope You’re Missing Me
  12. Sway
  13. Have I Told You Enough
  14. Swim Down
  15. Shimmer
  16. Can We Stay Like This
  17. Knuckles
  18. It’s Too Much

Eddy Brewerton, vocalist of Moose Blood, had laryngitis making his voice very strained, but I love the fact that Moose Blood performed regardless of being ill. When Brewerton would struggle, he’d hold his throat. Brewerton struggled and continued the show despite his vocals not being as prominent. All the fans were singing along loudly when Eddy asked which made the show intimate.

I love the fact the lights on the stage changed colors based on the songs. When Moose Blood would play a song off of I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore the lights were blue, when a song was performed on Blush, the lights were pink. The lights were the same colors of I’ll Keep You In Mind From Time To Time’s album artwork. It was unique to see the details.

I hope to see Moose Blood in the future and hear Eddy Brewerton’s live vocals. Moose Blood announced a tour in Australia with Movements opening. Tickets and tour information about upcoming Moose Blood shows can be found here.


Knuckle Puck @ Revolution Bar

I attended the Knuckle Puck concert on Tuesday March 20 at Revolution Bar in Amityville, NY. Opening for Knuckle Puck were Boston Manor, Hot Mulligan, Free Throw, and Jetty Bones. In the past, I’ve seen Knuckle Puck and Boston Manor perform.

I’ve been to Revolution Bar for shows for prior performances (All Time Low’s acoustic performance and The Holiday Show which had State Champs, Transit, Broadside, and Rarity) and knew the venue fairly well. The venue holds approximately 500 people.

The first band to take the stage was Jetty Bones. Jetty Bones had a cool vibe which was whimsical and vulnerable. I enjoyed the fact that in between songs, it sounded like the songs all transitioned together with the helps of the instrumentals. While the vocalist was drinking water, the drummer would hit the side of the drum with his stick, the guitars would play out the last note and tune the guitar. It was nice to hear, and I purchased two CDs after the set.

The second band that performed after Jetty was Michigan natives, Hot Mulligan. I knew a few of Hot Mulligan’s songs from checking out the group months ago. The group’s sound live is similar to it’s discography which is pop punk.

Free Throw, from Nashville, TN, played after Hot Mulligan. What I found pleasing about Free Throw is that to vocalist sang more from his throat. The vocals were raspy which added to the high intensity instrumentals. They’re a band I’m definitely checking out after seeing the performance.

Boston Manor was a crowd favorite as an opening band. The crowd pushed closer to the stage and had a huge mosh pit and crowd surfers. The venue is small that when a crowd surfer gets close to the stage, the crowd surfer is able to stand on the stage with the group. Boston Manor is from the UK, and during Boston Manor’s set, I heard Henry Cox’s accent peak through. Boston Manor has yet to disappoint.

After the four openers, Knuckle Puck took the stage. Here is Knuckle Puck’s setlist:

  1. Double Helix
  2. Wall To Wall (Depreciation)
  3. Disdain
  4. Everyone Lies To Me
  5. Poison Pen Letter
  6. Evergreen
  7. Bedford Falls
  8. Want Me Around
  9. Gone
  10. Fences
  11. No Good
  12. Untitled
  13. Conduit
  14. Pretense
  15. But Why Would You Care?
  16. Plastic Brains
  17. Stateside *ENCORE*

It was Knuckle Puck’s first time playing at Revolution Bar, and the crowd is what made it special. Knuckle Puck never fails to put on a great show, and the crowd’s enthusiasm and energy was amplified in the venue. There were circle pits, crowd surfers, and people singing along to the set. This was my eight time seeing Knuckle Puck perform and it’s safe to say it will not be my last.

In other news, the lineup for Lollapalooza has been announced (tickets and tour information can be found here,) John O’ Callaghan is releasing a book full of his favorite tweets, Underoath released the music video for “Rapture,” Hawthorne Heights released the music video for “Just Another Ghost,” Hot Mulligan released Pilot, and a congratulations is in order for Panic! At The Disco. Panic! At The Disco’s album Vices & Virtues is certified gold. In addition, Panic! At The Disco announced a new album Pray For The Wicked releasing two tracks “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” and “(F*** a) Silver Lining.” Panic! At The Disco announced a tour across the United States (tickets and tour information can be found here.)

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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