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Before their set on Family Force’s Five “Tourantula” concert in Philadelphia, PA, photographer Chrissy Dumire and I met up with Brendan Johnson (guitar/vox) of Since Forever in the small alley behind The Trocadero in Chinatown. He was finishing up another interview when we got there, yet still entered ours with excitement and an unmatched energy. Despite the fact that my voice recorder was close to being confiscated by venue security who, once again, didn’t believe that we were there a…
According to Facebook, Aaron Newberry will be posting a string of Covers starting with Death Cab’s “I Will Follow You into the Dark.” Head on over to his page and listen to it now. Maybe even “like” the page and put in a request for the next cover?
Tourantula. Who would expect a less extravagant name for a Family Force 5 tour? Fortunately, no hairy, long-legged arachnids showed their faces at this event (at least not at this particular date), but the show was adventurous nonetheless.
I won’t go into too many details if you haven’t yet seen it, but I will say this – opening band Since Forever has a ton of energy. They’re new to this national tour jamboree and bring an excited, positive, hopeful demeanor…
Not familiar with the company? Here’s a little back story:
Caleb Harris is from Little Rock, AR. He started OTC two years ago and began traveling to summer festivals to promote his clothing…
It’s been a while since anyone had the chance to see these guys play live – and this weekend they’re quite busy giving you the opportunity to finally do so!
Here are the dates/locations:
Friday April 15 – The Auction House, Audubon, NJ at 7:30
Saturday April 16 – Grape Room Philadelphia, PA at 9
Monday April 18 – Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ at 630 – Invisible Children Film Screening/Acoustic Show
For more information, check out their Facbook page HERE.
Sons of God’s lead vocalist is at it again – and posted a new song entitled, “Do You Fly,” from his solo project.
You can check it out right HERE.
Is this possibly a solo record in the making?
He is We recently finished a stint on the road with The Scene Aesthetic, Carter Hulsey and Plugin Stereo. When they played Wilmington, DE a friend and I met up with Trevor Kelly, half of the boy/girl duo. Their performance was great. While most of the audience members were not familiar with the band’s songs, more than half were singing along as vocalist Rachel Taylor taught the crowd a chorus or two. After their set we met up with Trevor…
Aaron Newberry (Sons of God) posted a new solo song called “All Alone.” It can be found here:
While you’re on the page, but sure to show your support by “liking” the page. Check out the other tracks as well – one includes guest vocals by Christie DuPree.
What do you guys think of this solo project?
Some people are just really legit people to hang out with. Hilarious, sincere and not afraid to have a chill conversation. The guys in Before There Was Rosalyn fit this description quite well. During our rather long conversation on a freezing cold winter night outside the Ukraine Center in Philadelphia, photographer Chrissy Dumire and I listened as they shared with us why it is they’re sticking it out on the hard road of touring, how they stay accountable to each other and even how much they love their moms. Read on.
ComeandLive! will be releasing the highly anticipated full length record Reconciler. Refiner. Igniter. from Portland based melodic hardcore act FALLSTAR on March 29th, 2011. The band has been through its share of ups and downs and can attest to the fact that their patience has paid off in a big way. “It was one of the most taxing and emotional processes we’ve ever been through,” says vocalist Chris Ratzlaff. “Knowing that people will hear it now just seems surreal.…
Sleeping At Last’s latest addition to the Yearbook project is now up for download! The March EP is $3 and can be found at http://www.sleepingatlast.com
It will be on iTunes approximately March 15th.
The three tracks include guest performances by Jon Foreman and Jason Toth.
Hey Eisley fans (I know there’s quite a few on here)..head over to SPIN.COM for an exclusive stream of Eisley new record, The Valley.
And for those in the area – they’ll be performing a live in-store full band set in Dallas, TX on March 1st.
From Provident Label Group:
ATLANTA (Feb. 22, 2011) – CNN recently taped a “life on the road” feature with acclaimed Atlanta-based rock band Third Day as part of its “Road Warriors” series. The segment aired this morning on CNN.
If you missed any of today’s air times, please click the link below to watch the segment online:
Check out a live video interview with Brandon Heath, posted on the Wall Street Journal’s Web site, right HERE.
He talks about his new record, innocence, crossing into mainstream and more.
Is anyone on here still interested in the Dove Awards?
For some reason, I feel like that question would garner mixed answers…but for those who ARE interested…you can find a link to the nominations right HERE.
Hey all –
I’m going to catch the Before There Was Rosalyn/ To Speak of Wolves tour this Sunday and plan on doing an interview or two.
Definitely one with BTWR – does anyone want to hear from TSOW as well? If so, do you have specific questions for either band?
Post comments/suggestions below please! Thanks =)
Aaron Newberry, lead singer/founder of Sons of God (Come&Live!) posted a song from his new solo project HERE.
If you’re an SOG fan you will most definitely want to check this out. Well hey, you’ll want to check it out even if you aren’t. This is just the beginning of what we’ll be hearing from him.
What do you guys think of it?
If any of you aren’t familiar with the Launch Music Conference – you might want to check it out. Especially if you are in a band located in the North East area.
The conference features speakers and panels all weekend. The town of Lancaster, PA (where the Chameleon Club is) also turns into one big giant showcase. Submissions to showcase are accepted until February 18th, 2011. The event is April 21st – 24th.
All genres play – hardcore, indie, dance, etc.…
Just an fyi – About.com has launched their 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards nomination forms.
There are 11 different categories – one of which includes “Best Unsigned/Indie Band” – a category I’m sure most of you have a nomination for! Also check out best rock, pop, urban, etc.
You can vote HERE.
Nomination ends on February 4th.
1. My Epic – Yet
2. House Of Heroes – Suburba
3. Anberlin – Dark is the Way, Light is the Place
4. Tyler James – It Took The Fire
5. Ascend The Hill - Hymns: Take The World But Give Me Jesus
6. Sons Of God – The Genesis Prologue (EP)
7. Abel – Lesser Men
8. Mike Mains & The Branches – Home
9. Write This Down – Write This Down
10. Gabriel The Machine – Your Friends and Loved Ones…
Sons of God recently told TheSoundAlarm.com 6 things they’re looking forward to doing in 2011. I won’t reveal what they all are, but they’re definitely interesting and some of it will affect the music you get to hear =) And even rockstars need to go to the gym, right?
Check them out HERE.
Check out Haydon Spenceley and his newest album, available for FREE on Noisetrade. (Or if you’re feeling gracious, leave a tip).
Two years on from the release of his critically acclaimed debut solo album Circles, Haydon Spenceley returns with his new album Heart Strings. Brimming with confidence, passion and soul, Heart Strings showcases an artist at the peak of his wildly creative form. From the pop-rock bombast of the opening title track, through the twists and turns of this,…
Sons of God is currently planning to tour for the majority of 2011. And this is where you come in – they want to know what cities they should hit up and where their fans are located. Post the city/state where you would most likely go to see them in the comments below. They’re reading this and are looking forward to your feedback!
Also, I’ve been following their Facebook page and see that they have some “surprises” in store for next…
Hey guys – Holding Onto Hope has until 3am (EST) on Monday morning to raise almost $4000. This money will enable them to finish their latest full length record..which they will then release to you as a download FREE of charge.
If you donate, you will receive rewards such as: recognition in the album liner notes, a physical copy of the record, guest list tickets, t-shirts, pre-order packages and lots more!
Check out the Kickstarter page HERE.
One last post about this project!
Check them out and leave feedback. Much appreciated.
Has anyone checked out Sons of God’s Tumblr page? (If not, you can see it HERE).
According to recent posts, it looks like they’re in the studio. Should we expect some news from them about it in the near future?
from an email they sent:
This has been such a long process and I can’t even express to you how long we’ve been wanting to send this email. Since we first began HE IS WE, we would have never thought to be where we are now. You have grown up with us from our OLD DEMOS, to our first ever release. I have such incredible relationships with so many of our fans- It has helped me write, create and shape…
You can now see three videos with: Lori Lenz (music and film publicist/marketer), Mark Siegel (Sony ATV Publishing songwriter) and Micah Dean Johnson (Tooth&Nail A&R). They are posted here on Youtube and on the Facebook page.
Be sure to leave feedback on whether or not the interviews were helpful, any questions or comments, and suggestions for future interviews. Thanks!
In an effort to raise the remaining funds to record their new record as planned – Sons of God has made today a “$3k on the 30th”.
Please prayerfully consider donating to them today. With just a little bit of help from everyone they can most definitely meet their goal by the end of the day! Every dollar helps.
To donate, go to their Kickstarter page.
The band, along with the Come&Live! team and some family and friends have dedicated to…
To risk sounding rather cliché, I’d like to start off by saying that My Epic is – well, epic in every way. Whether it’s the music, lyrics, stage presence or the heart of the band itself, “epic” is a rather fitting term all around.
Back before “epic” was the buzz word and before they had ever played a show – lead singer Aaron Stone liked to use the term.…
Creating Life’s Soundtrack is a project that I (along with a friend and classmate) have started. The project’s goal is to bring people together through music and encourage discussion and opinion-sharing.
So far, I have posted links to a few helpful blogs regarding booking shows and opinions on the shifting music industry.
Every Sunday, a video will be posted. Each video will consist of an interview with someone in the industry. This week’s interview is with an A&R rep from Tooth &…
Looks like Reilly will be playing a “hometown” show next weekend!
The show will be held in South Jersey on October 23rd. Reilly is headlining.
All proceeds go to benefit a missions trip to Haiti, in cooperation with the Baptist Haiti Mission.
Full event details can be found HERE.
It’s official – Sons of God is writing and preparing to record their full length album. I know you’ve all been waiting for this for quite some time. And this time around, they have a chance for you to get involved.
Head HERE to watch their video. It explains the project, the heart behind SOG and their need for funding.
There are multiple levels of donations – and each one gives you some awesome rewards. (Including having a SOG…
Eisley “Over the River and Through the Wood Tour” Dates
9 Lake Charles, LA AJs Bar and Grill
10 New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s Uptown
12 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
14 Gainesville, FL 1982 Bar
15 Tampa, FL Crowbar
16 Orlando, FL The Social
17 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder
19 Atlanta, GA The Loft
20 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
21 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
22 Farmingdale, NY The Crazy Donkey