ICYMI: March Edition

I asked on Twitter and you voted! Here is this week’s in case you missed it updates!

  • Waterparks is teaming up with Vans Warped Tour for a charity fundraiser. Learn more here.
  • CHVRCHES covered The 1975’s “Somebody Else.” Watch the cover here.
  • Stages & Stereos released a new single “What We Could Have Been.”
  • I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, IDKHBTFM, released a new song “Nobody Likes The Opening Band.”
  • YUNGBLUD released a music video for “Polygraph Eyes.”
  • A Day To Remember, Weezer, and All Time Low are some of the bands playing at Montebello Rock Fest. More information on the tour can be found here.

  • This Wild Life did a cover of Post Malone’s “I Fall Apart.” The group teased a new single will release next month.
  • Parkway Drive released “The Void.” “The Void” will be on Parkway Drive’s upcoming album Reverence set to release May 4.
  • As It Is, The Dangerous Summer, Moose Blood and more are announced on this year’s Slam Dunk Festival. Get the full lineup here.
  • According to Alternative Press, Joe Trohman will not be touring with Fall Out Boy in the UK.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


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New Singles From Moose Blood and Vinyl Theatre

Moose Blood released another single before the upcoming album I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore. The single is called “Just Outside,” and this this the fourth single released prior to the album.

I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore is set to released March 9 via. Hopeless Records. The album will feature “Just Outside” and additional singles: “Have I Told You Enough,” “Talk In Your Sleep,” and “It’s Too Much.”

Moose Blood will be touring across the UK with The Dangerous Summer and Honeylung then across the United States with Lydia and McCafferty. Tickets and tour information can be found here.


Vinyl Theatre debuted a new single “Feel It All” on March 2. The single will be featured on an upcoming EP set to release later this year. There is no word yet on the new EP’s name.

Vinyl Theatre will be on a co-headline tour across the United States with Vesperteen. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

In other news, the Vans Warped Tour 2018 lineup has been announced and Sorority Noise announced a hiatus via. Twitter.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


Vans Warped Tour 2018 Lineup Announced!

The Vans Warped Tour 2018 lineup has been announced with a variety of bands. The list of bands are as followed:

I’m excited for this year’s Vans Warped Tour. The bands I’m most excited to see are: As It Is, Broadside, Grayscale, Knuckle Puck, The Maine, Makeout, Mayday Parade, Movements, Real Friends, Silverstein, Sleep On It, State Champs, This Wild Life, Trash Boat, and We The Kings. I’d like to listen and learn music by Chase Atlantic, Picturesque, and Wage War.

This year will be the final year that Vans Warped Tour will travel across the country. For tickets and tour information, check out vanswarpedtour.com. What do you think about the lineup? Let me know @ovictoriamedia.

In other news, Knuckle Puck will be releasing Conduit which is set to release April 6. The album is a rework of Shapeshifter and will have 5 songs. Hawthorne Heights released a new single “Pink Hearts,” Like Pacific released a single “Sedatives,” Against Me! announced a headline tour (tickets and tour information can be found here.)

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


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!


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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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