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  • Another Musical Weekend

    15. Aug. 2008, 17:48

    So I have reached the end of my summer. I have one more weekend left. I'm actually waiting for this weekend. Two concerts back to back. It all starts Sunday with 2*Sweet and A Kidnap in Color and then Monday with The Graduate and Rookie of the Year. This will be the second time I'll be seeing both 2*Sweet and Rookie of the Year this summer. Then its back to another year at Brose
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    14. Aug. 2008, 18:40

  • Staying In

    3. Jul. 2008, 16:04

    Writing again so... I can feel like I've accomplish something. The new Hit the Lights cd is streaming on their <a href=myspace.com/hitthelights> myspace </a>. It's great. Worth a listen or two or maybe three.

    So I've been abusing my opportunities to go to concerts. I've found two venues that play music I listen to. This shocks me because all that's played on the radio is country and hard rock. They got Poison coming to town to please the Rock of love scene and Stone Temple Pilots for the kids stuck in the 90s. So finding these places have made my summer more musical. These are the bands that I saw so far this summer...

    The Forecast

    Rookie of the Year
    Asteria
    School Boy Humor
    Greyson
    The Fastest Kid Alive
    The Ability
    and a couple local bands

    Thats not bad seeing all those bands for a total of 17 dollars and the one time I did get a free cd. I got the Warped Tour coming up also so that should be interesting. Going to more smaller bands this time around.
  • New Music

    9. Jan. 2008, 3:22

    So far I've been discovering some new music. This music has been playing over and over in my head. I've been discovering bands that I think will become and maybe huge this year. I want to the first one to say "Yea, I knew they were going to be huge". This has happen in the past with My Chemical Romance and Panic! At The Disco. I knew them a year before they became huge. Yea I'm that cool.

    Well the bands I've discover that are going to be "big" come to the genre of pop punk. Seems like bands like Paramore and Cartel have opened the gap for more pop punk bands. Bands like All Time Low and Boys Like Girls are now getting big. By looking through Myspace I discovered one more from the US. This band I'm talking about is The Maine. Out boredom, I discover them through either All Time Low's page or Morning Light's page (another great band). Either way I discovered them and look them up. I found their album for 3.99 on iTunes. 6 songs is worth it plus they do a cover of Akon's I Wana Love You. Plus its one of the top 100 albums on iTunes hitting at number 56 outselling Seether and We the Kings. I think we'll be seeing more of The Maine in the future.

    The final bands I'm going to talk about are from the Isle of the UK. I love my UK bands. So many great bands come from the isle. Most of them again come from the same genre for some reason. I guess this is going to be another year of pop punk. Now the UK are doing so it should be more interesting the bands that I found out were You Me at Six, Tonight is Goodbye, and Furthest Drive Home. I was lucky enough to fine both Tonight is Goodbye and Furthest Drive Home on iTunes. The best deal was Tonight is Goodbye 4 song EP for 1.99. Its worth it. If they make it stateside, they'll end up on the Warped Tour like the rest of the genre. So those are some bands that'll rock this year. Here is some links

    The Maine - http://www.myspace.com/themaine
    You Me at Six - http://www.myspace.com/youmeatsix
    Tonight is Goodbye - http://www.myspace.com/tonightisgoodbye
    Furthest Drive Home - http://www.myspace.com/furthestdrivehome
  • Best of 2007 Music

    6. Jan. 2008, 23:09

    So its 2008. To me its another year I have to deal with. I don't know whats going to happen, but I'm looking forward to it. I feel like looking back at 2007. What I want to look back is the music. I feel like posting my favorite albums of this year and reccomendations. I see it everywhere like Myspace and Absolute Punk. Oh yea , I think Tom Delonge is full shit thinking that his album was one the tops of 2007. Thats bull shit. Its more likely one of the dissappointed. Alright here's my lists. These are MY opinions.

    Top Ten Albums of 2007 (in no particular order)
    The Graduate - Anhedonia
    Funeral For A Friend - Tales Don't Tell Themselves
    Straylight Run - The Needles, The Space
    Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
    Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
    Bayside - The Walking Wounded
    Anberlin - Cities
    Say Anything - In Defense Of The Genre
    Radiohead - In Rainbows
    We the Living - Heights of the Heavens

    Honorable Mentions
    Paramore - Riot
    The Starting Line - Direction
    Motion City Soundtrack - Even If It Kills Me
    Fall Out Boy - Infinity on High
    We The Fury - Venus
    All Time Low - So Wrong, Its Right


    Albums I still need to listen to that ended up on my iPod
    The Blackout - We Are The Dynamite
    Saves the Day - Under the boards
    Scary Kids Scarying Kids - Self-Titled
    Thrice - The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II - Fire & Water

    Best Comps
    The Format - Rarities and B-Sides
    Thursday - Kill The Lights
    Anberlin - Lost Songs

    BEST LIVE SHOW SEEN IN '07
    Alkaline Trio - Warped
    Straylight Run - Acoustic at Warped
    Funeral For A Friend - Warped
    The Forecast - Peoria
    The Graduate - Peoria
    The Graduate - Davenport (Gotta party with them and the Forecast!)


    Disappointing Albums
    Angels and Airwaves - I-Empire
    Circa Survive - On Letting Go
    Emery - I'm Only Man
    The Fall of Troy - Manipulator
    Chiodos- Bone Palace Ballet

    Band of the year
    The Graduate

    Anticipated of 2008
    Flogging Molly (already have the cd for some reason)
    The Format
    Brand New
    Thrice
    Moneen
    The Forecast
    Jack's Mannequin
    The Matches
    and many more that I can't think of right now

    I think 2007 was a great year for music. Well for me of course. I discovered new bands like The Format and explore more to the Alternative side of music. I ended up going to Warped Tour and it was one of the best things I did last summer including going to Disney World. If I was to recommend two cds right now they would be The Graduate and We The Living. They are also great live. Also the new Flogging Molly cd (due out in March) sounds great. I can't wait to see them live and go to warped again. Yea there's probably a lot of albums I forgot on the list. Its hard to remember them all once you had a surprisng weekend and have been sick ever since. No more wine for me.