What To Pack For Warped Tour Featuring ICYMI

Since I recently attended Vans Warped Tour a few days ago, I thought making a post about things that you can carry and bring with you would be important for anyone who doesn’t know what to bring. Here is a list of things that I packed with me for Warped Tour.

Before Warped Tour, here are the essentials I need to bring with me…

  • Sunscreen
  • Sharpie- You never know who you’re going to meet
  • Bottle of water- Vans Warped Tour allows an attendee to bring in 1 sealed bottle of water
  • Hat
  • Portable Charger
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack
  • Band Aids
  • Ticket

After Warped Tour, including the variety of things I brought with me, I bought a few extra things and received free things as well. Here is the list of other things I received that day.

  • The Gospel Youth’s Always Lose signed
  • Dead Reflection by Silverstein
  • Shirt from Hope For The Day’s tent that they collaborated with Real Friends.
  • Hope For The Day Sticker
  • Flag from Movements tent that the band signed during their signing.
  • My signed Warped ticket by Too Close To Touch
  • Small fan that pluged into my phone
  • Backpack from Barnes & Noble (Not available)
  • “Animals Are Not Ours” pamphlet that is handed out annually at Warped Tour
  • Fossil Wallet
  • Sunscreen from CVS
  • Core water bottle
  • Portable charger (purchased at Marshall’s)
  • Essential dachshund bag that held the portable charger
  • Band Aids
  • List of Vans Warped Tour Dates received day of (and information of the rest of the dates can be found here.)
  • Car keys

Here is a picture of some of the things I had with me at the end of Warped Tour.


I had a great time at this year’s Vans Warped Tour. When the lineup was announced in March, I was hoping for a few more bands I knew that were performing. From March until Warped Tour in July, I learned a lot about bands and had a great time. For more information about what happened during Warped Tour, check out my previous blog post and my Instagram @ovictoriamedia.

In other news…

New Albums

There were a variety of albums that came out today including: Always Lose by The Gospel Youth, Dead Reflection by Silverstein, Punk Goes Pop Vol. 7, For The Night To Control by Electric Century, The Fear by Night Argent, Stealing The Covers Teenage Bottle Rocket, the deluxe edition of The Hunna’s alvum 100, and Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume by Integrity.

New Songs

There are new songs out by Stages & Stereos (“We’re Fvcked, Boys”) , Sleeping With Sirens (“Legends”) and Neck Deep (“Motion Sickness”). New albums are expected by Circa Survive and Sleeping With Sirens in the coming months (more albums to be released can be found in a blog post I wrote).

Upcoming Tour/ Signed Record Label

COIN announced a part two to their previous tour for How Will You Know If You Never Try across the United States. In addition, Rise Records signed MAKEOUT to their record label.

I want to welcome back The Dangerous Summer back into the music scene. The band teased two videos on their social media sayin “Hello” and “Tomorrow” and revealed the group is back together and is working on a new album which will be releasing in 2018.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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15 More Albums To Get Excited For In 2017

It’s halfway through 2017, and we’ve received a lot of fantastic albums thus far. There’s still half a year to go and new albums to be released. Here is a list of albums to look out for!

  • The Peace and The Panic by Neck Deep (expected Aug. 18). The two singles released thus far are “Happy Judgement Day” and “Where Do We Go When We Go.”
  • All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell by PVRIS (expected Aug. 4). The two singles that debuted were “Heaven” and “What’s Wrong.”
  • Mania by Fall Out Boy (expected Sept. 15) that features “Young And Menace” and “Champion.”
  • Something To Tell You by HAIM (expected July 7.) Thus far, the singles include “Want You Back,” Little of Your Love,” and “Right Now.”
  • Don’t You Worry, Honey by Sir Sly which came out today.
  • Everything Now by Arcade Fire (expected July 28.) Three singles that you can hear before the album release are “Creature Comfort,” “Signs Of Light,” and “Everything Now.”
  • Sacred Hearts Club by Foster The People (expected July 21.) The 12 song album has 4 singles that was made public: “Loyal Like Sid & Nancy,” “SHC,” “Pay The Man,” and “Doing It For The Money.”
  • Saw You In A Dream EP by The Japanese House which released today.
  • Unpeeled by Cage The Elephant (expected on July 28) that has “Whole Wide World (Unpeeled)” that can be heard.
  • Punk Goes Pop Vol. 7 with various artists including State Champs, Grayscale, Seaway, Too Close To Touch, and more. The album is expected to be released July 14.)
  • Good Nature by Turnover (expected Aug. 25) and features “Super Natural.
  • Dead Reflection by Silverstein (expected on July 14.) and has the songs “Retrograde,” and “Lost Positives,” available to listen.
  • Concrete And Gold by Foo Fighters (expected on Sept. 15). The album features the song “Run.”
  • Sleep Well Beast by The National (expected on Sept. 8.) The singles on the album are “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness,” and “Guilty Party.”
  • Ritual by Envy On The Coast out now.


  In other news, Paramore and PVRIS have announced a tour together in Mexico City on Oct. 23, Grayscale released the music video for “Come Undone” featuring Patty Walters using the footage shot during the “okay.USA Tour,” Turnover announced a tour across the United States called “USA 2017” which has Elvis Depressedly and Emma Ruth Rundle as special guests (tickets and tour information can be found here,) and Happy 10 year anniversary of Pierce The Veil’s album A Flair For The Dramatic and 5 year anniversary of Sleeping With Sirens If You Were A Movie This Would Be Your Soundtrack.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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Top 14 ICYMI Music News!

  1. The lineup for Music Midtown, a music festival in Atlanta, was announced with bands like Mumford & Sons, Blink-182, Weezer, and more. Tickets, lineup, and dates can be found here.
  2. Fall Out Boy released their second single “Champion” that will be on their latest album set to debut on Sept. 15 via. Island Records.
  3. Foo Fighters released that a new album is in the future. Concrete And Gold will be released Sept. 15 via. Roswell Records and RCA Records.
  4. Issues announced a headlining tour, Headspace Tour, within the next few months. The tour will begin Sept. 24 in Fort Lauderdale, FL and end Nov. 3 in New Orleans, LA. Volumes will be accompanying Issues throughout the tour. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  5. Paramore covered Drake’s song “Passionfruit” in BBC Radio 1 in London. You can hear the cover here.
  6. GoodDYEyoung, the hair dye company created by Hayley Williams, released four new hair colors: Ppl Eater, Kowabunga, Narwhal, and None More Black. Check out those shades and additional more on gooddyeyoung.com.
  7. Turnover stated that a new album will be released on Aug. 25 via. Run For Cover Records. Turnover parted ways with their guitarist, Eric Soucy and released a statement via. social media.
  8. This Wild Life is offering the chance for a fan to sing “Let Go” with them on their summer tour. The contest is going on now, just sing the bridge of the song and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #letgoguestvocals.
  9. According to Headline Planet, Panic! At The Disco’s title track “Death Of A Bachelor” has gone platinum!
  10. The Amity Affliction has released their music video of their cover of “Can’t Feel My Face” famous by The Weeknd. You can hear the cover here.
  11. Envy On The Coast released a new song, “Sift” via. YouTube. The song will be off of their album Ritual out June 30.
  12. Cage The Elephant announced a new album Unpeeled that is available July 28. Along with the announcement was a live performance video for “Whole Wide World.”
  13. Touché Amoré announced a fall headlining tour across the United States on social media. Opening bands for the tour include Single Mothers and Gouge Away. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  14. Echosmith shared a cover of Paramore’s “Hard Times” on various social media pages. You can hear the cover here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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Album Updates From Vinyl Theatre and Grayscale

Vinyl Theatre released their second full length album Origami today via. Fueled By Ramen. The album moved release dates from May 12 to May 5. The singles off of the album are “My Fault,” “New Machines,” “30 Seconds,” and “The Island.”

Here is the track list:

  1. My Fault
  2. Day In Day Out
  3. New Machines
  4. 30 Seconds
  5. Speak My Mind
  6. The Island
  7. Pull Your Weight
  8. Fade Away
  9. Take You for the Good Times

 

Grayscale released their first album Adornment today via. Fearless Records. The group is currently touring with As It Is and Roam. The singles released off of Adornment are “Atlantic,” “Beautiful Things,” and “If I Ever See You Again.” Here is the track list:

  1. Let It Rain
  2. Come Undone (Featuring Patty Walters)
  3. Slipping Away
  4. Atlantic
  5. Forever Yours
  6. Beautiful Things
  7. Mum
  8. Fever Dream
  9. Echoes (Carry On)
  10. Slept
  11. If I Ever See You Again

In other news, This Wild Life released a cover of Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box,”  Letlive. announced their break up via. social media, Paramore released their second single “Told You So,” and PVRIS released a new song “Heaven” off of their upcoming album All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell that will be released August 4.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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17 Albums To Get Excited For In 2017

2017 is rapidly approaching, and they’re many albums to get excited about. Here are my top 17 albums to get excited about in 2017…

  1. The Maine has a new album coming out in the spring or summer of 2017. The Maine had a docu-series on their YouTube page called “Miserable Youth” where fans can watch the band work on the upcoming album. It’s awesome to see a band become interactive with the recording process and let fans see how much work goes into an album. The last album that The Maine released was in 2015 titled American Candy via. 8123, and one of my favorites off of the album is “(Un)lost.”
  2. Zombie On Broadway by Andrew McMahon In The Wildnerness is expected to be released Feb. 17, 2017 via. Vanguard Records. A popular single off that album is “Fire Escape.” Andrew McMahon was the lead singer of Jack’s Mannequin, and I thoroughly enjoyed the music that the group had. I got the chance to see Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness open up for Panic! At The Disco and Weezer in June, and the energy of the performance was high and positive. Check out my review of that show here.
  3. The British trio, The xx, will be releasing a new album on Jan. 13, 2017. I See You is the indie pop group’s fourth album released on the Young Turks label. One of the singles released is “On Hold,” and I’ve been jamming out to this song for a few weeks now. If you haven’t given them a listen yet, I recommend it.
  4. New Found Glory will be releasing a new album in 2017. The band finished recording their ninth record and their drummer, Cyrus Bolooki, shared an Instagram photo of the accomplishment. The band thanked their producer Aaron Sprinkle for his contribution to the album. Their last album released, Resurrection, released in 2014.
  5. Motionless In White is releasing the new album under a different record label from their previous label, Fearless Records. There is no release date, but the upcoming album is anticipated to be their best yet.
  6. Neck Deep is one of those bands where I can listen to their pop-punk jams for hours on end. I’m excited to see that Neck Deep will be releasing a new album in 2017. There is no release date on the album’s debut, but if it’s anything like Life’s Not Out To Get You, the album will be outstanding. With the loss of Ben Barlow’s dad, I bet that there will be one song off that album dedicated to him.
  7. White Noise was PVRIS first album, and we can expect in 2017 a new PVRIS album. PVRIS’ latest album will be released under Rise Records, and the date of the album is TBA. If you haven’t heard any of PVRIS’ songs before, listen to White Noise in its entirety. Usually when I’m listening to an album, there’s one song that I’m not completely fond of, but White Noise does not have that. The album certainly does not disappoint, and  I enjoy every song off the album and the transition from song to song is great.
  8. Broadside will be back in 2017 with a new album. Old Bones is Broadside’s first full length album released via. Victory Records, and one of my favorites off of the album is “Human Machines.” I’m excited to see what Broadside has in store for new music. Oliver Baxxter tweeted that he wrote a ukulele intro for the upcoming album, and the band tweeted that they’re going to be recording in a few days. Check out Broadside if you haven’t already. They’re up and coming!
  9. One of my most anticipated albums that I’ve been waiting for is Paramore’s upcoming album. Both Hayley Williams and Taylor York have worked hard on their latest album. There is no release date on the album, but I’m expecting great things. Paramore is one of my favorite bands, and I’ll always support their music. Fingers crossed!
  10. 30 Seconds To Mars has been teasing their upcoming album Interscope for a few months. One of the first teases was on Aug. 1 via. Twitter. The band has not released when the album will be coming out in 2017, but their last album, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams was fantastic.”City Of Angels” is one of my favorites off that album.
  11. Sleeping With Sirens will have an album out sometime in 2017. The band is evolving, growing their fanbase, and writing their own music. One of my favorite EP’s from them is If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack that released in 2012 via. Rise Records. I love that album for the fact each song is stripped down, and Kellin Quinn’s voice is vulnerable.
  12. I The Mighty posted on their Facebook page a photo telling fans that they are working on new music for 2017. There is no word on when the album will be released, but we can expect the album to come out sometime near summer. I feel like I The Mighty will  keep a similar vibe and simplicity of Connector,  but add their own spin.
  13. The Denmark band, New Politics, is expecting to release a new album in the new year. Their latest album, Vikings, allowed New Politics to tour multiple times around the United States. There is no set date to when New Politics will be debuting their album, but I’m looking forward to it. A popular song that New Politics is known for is “Harlem.”
  14. There is not 100% confirmation that Brand New will have a new album out in 2017, but according to Alternative Press, an e-mail was sent out stating there might be a new album for Brand New. Every Brand New listener hopes for a new album from them. Their last album release was in 2015, Leaked Demos 2006. Maybe the band has more in store for us.
  15. okay. is the second full-length album that As It Is will be releasing. The 11 songs on the album will be released on Jan. 20, 2017 via. Fearless Records. Three singles that are released by the group are “Pretty Little Distance,” “Okay,” and “No Way Out.” I wrote a post about As It Is a few weeks ago, and you can read up on it here.
  16. The Front Bottoms has a new album that will come out in 2017. There is no release date on the album, but we can expect it soon. The Front Bottoms have been hesitant with this new record, but the band is getting popular with songs like “Twin Size Mattress” and “Maps.” The group will find their remedy and produce a great album for 2017.
  17. 2017 is the year that The Killers will be releasing a new album as a group. The last album released was in 2012, and I’m excited to see what The Killers have in store for 2017. The band originally stated that the album would come out at the end of 2016, but the release will be in 2017. The most iconic album from The Killers is Hot Fuss in 2004. Lets hope that The Killers new album will have great hits.

Other bands that will be releasing albums are: AFI, Circa Survive, Hey Violet, and more. If you want new music, 2017 has great albums in store for you! Pick up a copy of the latest albums digitally or physically. It’s always important to support music.

In other news, the dates for the 2017 Vans Warped Tour Presented By Journey’s have been released! Be sure to check out which date you’ll be attending. Be sure to let me know which date you’ll be going to what album you’re most excited about at @ovictoriamedia on Twitter. Thank you for all of your support with reading my blog. It’s very humbling to know that people are interested in the things that I write. Wishing you a wonderful 2017, cheers!

As always, rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

This Week’s In Case You Missed It

This week…

  1. Vans Warped Tour announced the dates for Vans Warped Tour 2017 Presented by Journey’s. The dates are found on their website, and tickets and band announcements will be in March.
  2. Nine Inch Nails announced a new EP.
  3. Polyphia’s song “Lit” has a new music video out via. YouTube.
  4. Dani Abasi, the drummer of Neck Deep, announced a clothing store in his hometown that will be opened next month.
  5. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness has a new song “Walking In My Sleep.”
  6. State Champs announced a tour with Against The Current, With Confidence, and DON BROCO in the United States from April 7- May 14. Tour information can be found here.
  7. ATTILA announced a tour with New Years Day, Bad Omens, and Cane Hill opening for them. The tour kicks off on Valentine’s Day and goes around the US. Tickets and tour information can be found on their website.
  8. AFI added three more dates to their “The Blood Tour.” Ticket and tour information can be found here.
  9. Oliver Baxxter announced via. Twitter that his novel Into The Setting Sun is restocked in a second batch online.
  10. Panic! At The Disco will be on TV on New Year’s Eve. Their performance will be in New Orleans for Rockin’ Eve. The band announced the performance via. Twitter.

My apologies for the day late post. Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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This Week’s Music Updates

Here’s a list of updates that happened this week!

  1. Sykes released their music video for “Younger Mind” on Tuesday.
  2. Eisley released their first new song in three years. “Defeatist” will be one of the many tracks featured on Eisley’s fifth full length album that is set to be released in 2017.
  3. Twenty One Pilots publicized their cover of “Cancer” originally performed by My Chemical Romance.
  4. Taking Back Sunday announced the new song “Death Wolf
  5. Touché Amoré debuted their album Stage Four today via. Epitaph Records today.
  6. Taking Back Sunday made public their album Tidal Wave via. Hopeless Records today.
  7. Young Guns released their album Echoes via. Universal Music LLC today.
  8. This Wild Life started their “Low Tides Tour” on September 14th in Los Angeles, California. During Movements set, a fan tackled Patrick Miranda (lead vocalist) off the stage.
  9. Ice Nine Kill has embarked on the anticipated “Hell In The Hallways Tour” on September 9th. They announced this week that there will be a “Part 2” to the tour with Sirens & Sailors, It Live It, Breathes, Assuming We Survive, and Reckless Serenade as their opening acts.
  10. As It Is finally revealed that their post “Please Stand By” is going to be a production by Happy Co. They released a photo via. social media with the words “I Don’t Think That I’m Okay” with the date “XX.09.2016.”

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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