Prepare Yourself For Vans Warped Tour!

The 2018 Vans Warped Tour began on June 21, 2018 in Pomona, CA, and the best way to get prepared for the Vans Warped Tour for your date is to figure out what to expect.

If you want to learn more about what to prepare for, check out:

Vans Warped Tour Survival Guide

What To Pack For Warped Tour Featuring ICYMI

If you want a review of my experience at the Vans Warped Tour in years passed:

Vans Warped Tour 2016 @ Long Island, NY

Concert Review: Vans Warped Tour 2017

If you want to know what the lineup of Vans Warped Tour includes check out: Vans Warped Tour 2018 Lineup Announced!

For tickets and tour information check out vanswarpedtour.com. I will be posting a review of my experience at Vans Warped Tour in the upcoming weeks.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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Real Friends Release New Single, Album Announcement

Real Friends released a new single “Smiling On The Surface.”

Smiling On The Surface” will be on the group’s upcoming album Composure set to release July 13, 2018 via. Fearless Records. The album has a 10 song tracklist including “Smiling On The Surface,” “Get By,” and “From The Outside.” Here is the album track list:

  1. Me First
  2. Stand Steady
  3. From The Outside
  4. Smiling On The Surface
  5. Hear What You Want
  6. Unconditional Love
  7. Composure
  8. Get By
  9. Ripcord
  10. Take A Hint

You can pre-save and pre-order Composure (pre-order can be found here.) Catch Real Friends performing all summer long on the Journeys Right Foot stage and the Vans Warped Tour. Tickets and tour information can be found on Vanswarpedtour.com.

In other news, Panic! At The Disco released a new single, “King Of The Clouds.” The latest single will be on the group’s upcoming album Pray For The Wicked set to release June 22, 2018 via. Fueled By Ramen. The Maine tweeted a video stating after the Vans Warped Tour, the group will be ending the Lovely, Little, Lonely era.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

New Music & Tours Announcements You May Have Missed

The Hunna announced a tour across the United States. The tour kicks off September 24, 2018 in San Francisco, CA and wraps up in Denver, CO on October 13, 2018.

The group is releasing the album Dare on July 13, 2018 via. High Times Records. Tickets and tour information can be found on thehunna.com


State Champs released a new single “Our Time To Go.”

Our Time To Go” will be on the group’s upcoming album Living Proof set to release June 15, 2018 via. Pure Noise Records. Additional singles include: “Dead And Gone,” “Mine Is Gold,” and “Crystal Ball.”

State Champs will be on the Vans Warped Tour 2018 performing on the Journey’s Left Foot Stage. For tickets and tour information visit vanswarpedtour.com.


With Confidence released a new single “That Something.”

“That Something” will be on the group’s upcoming album Love And Loathing set to release August 10, 2018 via. Hopeless Records. The album can be pre-ordered via. Merch Now or pre-saved. Here is the album track list:

  1. That Something
  2. Sing To Me
  3. Moving Boxes
  4. The Turnaround
  5. Jaded
  6. Better
  7. Spinning
  8. Bruise
  9. Pâquerette (Without Me)
  10. Icarus
  11. Dopamine
  12. Tails

Catch With Confidence on the Vans Warped Tour performing on the Owly.fm stage.


British pop punk group Boston Manor is back with new music! The group released a new song “Halo.”

Halo” will be one of thirteen songs on the group’s upcoming album Welcome To The Neighbourhood set to release September 7, 2018 via. Pure Noise Records. You can pre-order the album on the band’s website, or pre-save the album. Here is the album track list:

  1. Welcome To The Neighbourhood
  2. Flower In The Dustbin
  3. Halo
  4. England’s Dreaming
  5. Funeral Party
  6. Digital Ghost
  7. Tunnel Vision
  8. Bad Machine
  9. If I Can’t Have It No One Can
  10. Hate You (Kid With Matches)
  11. FY1
  12. Stick Up
  13. The Day That I Ruined Your Life

Neck Deep made an announcement via. Twitter in regards to new music. The group stated that after the tour with Don Broco that the group will be moving forward from the “Peace And The Panic” era and will be working on new music.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

The Release of “Don’t Wait” Music Video

Neck Deep announced via. Twitter that a new music video has been released for the song “Don’t Wait” featuring Sam Carter.

The song is on the album The Peace And The Panic which released on August 18, 2017 via. Hopeless Records. To read more on The Peace And The Panic click here.

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

For tickets and tour information go to www.neckdeepuk.com/#tour.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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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