Into It. Over it. | 02/26/14 | Cleveland, OH
Photoset by: Alexis M. Carek
The Now Sound Interview: Zac Little of Saintseneca
When I first heard Columbus natives Saintseneca it was at Weapons of Mass Creation festival in Cleveland a few years ago. I remember watching the band assemble themselves on stomp boxes with instruments I hadn’t seen before and a large plastic garbage can substituting for a drumset. The sound that greeted my ears from that first song won me over and I left with a copy of Last, an album that has become one of my most treasured possessions.
Today the band begins a six-week tour that will take them from the frigid Midwest to SXSW, further west to California and back home to Columbus. Tour begins in Cleveland at the Grog Shop with Two Hand Fools, The Melodic, and Dolfish. Frontman Zac Little offered insight into the band’s newest album, Dark Arc, as well as his approach to artistic endeavors.
Candy Hearts U.S. Tour Kicks Off With We Are The In Crowd
(photo by Jonathan Weiner, care of Bridge Nine Records)
Candy Hearts just kicked off their tour across North America supporting We Are The In Crowd (alongside William Beckett, Set It Off, and State Champs) last weekend. The tour hits Pontiac, MI tonight and finishes in Clifton Park, New York on April 4th - tour dates are listed below.
Candy Hearts recently finished recording their forthcoming new album with Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory) in Los Angeles, CA. This full-length is expected to street this summer on Violently Happy / Bridge Nine Records and is the follow-up to Candy Hearts’ The Best Ways To Disappear EP which was released in late 2012 on the same label collaboration.
The Fader Fort RSVP Is Open
The Fader + Converse’s Fort is a four-day music showcase occurring during SXSW. The Fader Fort is a private event, but if you are over 21 you can RSVP now for a chance to be added to the list.
The Fader Fort is not a part of SXSW, and even badge-holders will need to RSVP. All RSVP’s will be confirmed by March 7th.
Click here or on the image above to RSVP!
New Politics | 2/5/14 | Columbus, Ohio
More Bands Added to Warped Tour ‘14 Including Parkway Drive, We The Kings
Even more bands have been announced for the 20th (!!) incarnation of Vans Warped Tour. Parkway Drive, We The Kings, Vanna, and TheCityShakeUp join the already over 50 bands slated to play on the 2014 North American Warped Tour.
Previously announced bands are:
A Lot Like Birds (June 14 - July 11)
Anberlin (6/14-7/6, 7/16-8/3)
Beebs and Her Money Makers
Born of Osiris
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
The Color Morale
Courage My Love
Crown The Empire
Cute Is What We Aim For
The Devil Wears Prada
Enter Shikari (7/9-8/3)
Falling In Reverse
The Ghost Inside
I Fight Dragons
I The Mighty (July 12 - August 3)
Less Than Jake
Motionless In White
The Ready Set
Saves The Day
A Skylit Drive
The Story So Far
Stray From The Path
Tear Out The Heart
This Wild Life
To The Wind (July 15 - August 3)
We Are The In Crowd
The Word Alive
"Read More" for 2014 dates and locations:
The Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup Has Been Announced
The Bonnaroo 2014 lineup has been announced and we are STOKED to see some of our favorite bands, like Chvrches, Ty Segal, Cloud Nothings, The Flaming Lips, City and Colour, Capital Cities, Cut Copy, Chromeo, Okkervil River, White Denim and more! Who are you guys excited to see at The Farm this year?
Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon is streaming live. Watch it live now at http://www.bonnaroo.com!
Bonnaroo tickets go on sale Saturday February 22nd.
Skate and Surf Lineup Announced: Midtown and Saosin to Headline
The second year of Skate and Surf Festival is reviving the scene of music in New Jersey, while also reviving some pop punk and rock favorites of days past. Headliners announced yesterday include Jersey natives Midtown, back after a nine year break from playing music, during which time frontman Gabe Saporta created and toured with Cobra Starship. Joining Midtown in the headliner spot for Saturday is Saosin, who will be welcoming back frontman Anthony Green, who has recently released a solo project. Green will also be performing with his band Circa Survive the following day. Sunday’s other headliner is yet to be announced, but we have a few guesses!
Other bands we are excited to see include The Early November, who are also New Jersey natives, Pianos Become the Teeth, Emmure, Tiny Moving Parts, Patent Pending, Like Moths to Flames and Brick + Mortar.
General admission weekend passes are on sale now at skateandsurffest.com/tickets.
Six additional bands have been added to the 2014 Warped Tour: The Story So Far, Yellowcard, We Are The In Crowd, Born of Osiris, Echosmith, and Beebs and Her Money Makers. Check out the rest of the bands that have already been announced here.
Fans of Taking Back Sunday and Pierce the Veil may love Autumn + Colour’s newest signees, Close Up On The Quiet Ones. What do you think of their video for Survivor?
Angel Olsen’s new album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness, is now streaming on NPR music. The album will be released on February 18, 2014.
Bastille | 1.19.14 | Royal Oak, MI
Photoset by: Kara Smarsh
The Now Sound Interview: Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara
written by: Amber Patrick
With seven albums and many tours under their belts, Tegan and Sara Quin continue to win hearts and draw in crowds with their music. The twins delicately walk the line between the pop and indie worlds, frequently dipping a toe into other genre-defying endeavors—-such as collaborating with artists like Astronautalis or releasing remixed projects by bands like Yeasayer. They are true artists, who never falter in finding a way to continue to grow.
Friday they return to Cleveland with a performance at the Masonic Auditorium. Tegan shed some light on how their relationship has grown because of music, what life is like on the road, and why it’s important to stand up for what you believe in.
Brand New Announce US Tour
Brand New have announced a handful of US dates for July. A special ticket presale through Ducat King starts TODAY at 12pm LOCAL TIME to eliminate ticket scalping.
Presale tickets will be available here: http://brandnew.ducatking.com/
St Louis, MO
Skyline Stage at The Mann
Silver Spring, MD