You Blew It!

You Blew It!’s Gear Stolen In San Antonio

I’m having a strange sense of déjà vu right now.

Unfortunately for those of you in bands who cannot afford expensive tour buses there are people in this world who want to steal your belongings and profit off them. We saw this happen to Have Mercy only days ago, and now You Blew It! have let fans know that they too, are now victims of theft. Someone broke into their van and stole some of their gear and personal belongings. You can check out a statement by the band below which briefly describes some of the items stolen.

If you know anything about what happened don’t hesitate to notify local police and the band. Read more »

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Listen To Artist Vs Poet’s New Single, “Sincerely Me”

Over the weekend the pop group Artist Vs Poet debuted a brand new single titled “Sincerely Me.” The song is true to their typical style and is pretty damn adorable. Joe Kirkland’s voice is soothing, and he expertly delivers the heartfelt lyrics. You can give it a listen by taking a look beneath the break.

Unfortunately the song cannot be purchased quite yet, but the band confirmed it will be released on iTunes by next week. In the meantime, you can grab their recently released EP Sake Of Love if you haven’t already. Read more »

Our Last Night

MUSIC VIDEO: Our Last Night – “Falling Away”

Our Last Night have released a music video for their single “Falling Away.” The band made the video very personal, and showed a side of one of their members you don’t get to see very often. The video features frontman brothers Matt and Trevor Wentworth singing the lyrics back and forth, but it focuses mostly on Trevor. He’s either sitting, longingly staring out a window or playing on the beach with his son. The song talks about having to be away from friends and family all the time, so it makes sense the video embodies that feeling. You can watch it for yourself by taking a look below.

If you haven’t had the chance to see these guys live yet, I recommend doing so if they swing by your city. They are currently on the road through the middle of next month. A full list of dates are on their Facebook page. Read more »

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MUSIC VIDEO: Linkin Park – “Final Masquerade”

Linkin Park released their sixth full-length album, titled The Hunting Party, last month through Warner Bros Records. Earlier today the band premiered an ambitious music video for their single “Final Masquerade.” You can watch the nearly five minute long video by checking below the jump.

If you did not get the chance to see the band when they made their surprise appearance at the Ventura Warped Tour, have no fear. The group will be heading out on tour with 30 Seconds To Mars and AFI starting next month. After they tour the US and Canada, they will cross the Atlantic ocean and tour around Europe. You can find a full list of tour dates by heading to their Facebook page. Read more »

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Bayside To Team Up With HRC And Equality Rocks For LGBT Pride T-Shirt

Alternative rockers Bayside have teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign, the biggest civil rights organization in America for LGBT equality, and Equality Rocks to create a Bayside shirt that has the band’s logo with the LGBT official colors on it. Portions of the profits from the sale will be donated to HRC’s endless effort to acquire equality.

“I think that it’s human nature to want to help those in need,” says frontman Anthony Raneri, “We are lucky enough to have a platform that we can use to help. Our brand of music has always spoken to the kids who are lost or haven’t found themselves yet. Working with the Human Rights Campaign gives us the opportunity to not only support the people who have always supported us but to help the faces that we see at our shows everyday.”

Cassidy Karakorn, Deputy Director for Consumer Marketing for HRC, had to say this about Bayside and the HRC joining forces for this great cause: “Bayside is not only adding their unique punk rock voice but contributing directly to our fight for full LGBT equality through the sale of their special-edition rainbow pride t-shirt. We’re thrilled that Bayside is standing with us and a majority of Americans who support marriage equality.”

The t-shirts are available now and can be purchased here. Check out the design below! Read more »

Gaga and Bennett

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Announce Jazz Album, ‘Cheek to Cheek’

Whatever your opinion on Lady Gaga‘s music and persona, the girl can sing. And although his once-tight vibratto is starting to loosen, there is a reason Tony Bennett is known world over for his jazz crooning. The unlikely pairing announced on The Today Show that they’ve combined efforts and produced a jazz album, entitled Cheek to Cheek, that will be released on September 23.

To accompany the announcement, Lady Gaga released a video on her official YouTube channel titled “Anything Goes,” a sampling of their rendition of the Cole Porter number with a montage of the two generally having a good time in the studio; Bennett in suits and Gaga in a number of Cher-inspired numbers. More than anything she’s released yet, Gaga really shows off her vocal chops. Bennett would agree: Read more »

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Mark Normand

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Mark Normand’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

Though my to-do list keeps growing exponentially, there’s one album that’s been waiting patiently for its chance to shine in Stand-Up Tuesdays. Mark Normand’s debut comedy album, Still Got It, was released digitally by Comedy Central a couple of weeks ago, coinciding nicely with the airing of the comedian’s recent taping of The Half Hour. Still Got It is a nice little throwback to an old-Hollywood style of performing, as Normand fluidly cracks wise through his set, while pointing out some insightful and hilarious observations on modern society. Read more »

August Burns Red

August Burns Red Release “Beauty In Tragedy” Music Video

August Burns Red always seem to put out videos that are visually stunning to the average eye. The Lancaster, PA metalcore outfit decided to change it around this time with their music video for the song “Beauty In Tragedy.” The single is off their latest record Rescue & Restore that was released last year via Solid State Records, which serves as their sixth full-length record since the formation of the band.

The visuals show the band playing live to a very lively crowd on their last tour they did in the UK. It explores different shots of each member of the band performing their respective instrument and gives you an in-depth look at what a typical ABR show will indeed look like.

Check out the video below and be sure to check your neck after all the headbanging you will be doing. Read more »

Favorite Weapon

Ex-Woe, Is Me Vocalist Starts New Band, Premieres Lead Single

Though the members tried to make things work, it didn’t take long for their band Woe, Is Me to die a slow, painful death. Many of the members went their separate ways, and now former vocalist Hance Alligood has teamed up with Alternative Press to announce his new project. His new band, named Favorite Weapon, is a five piece alternative rock outfit. Despite the fact that they are using Woe, Is Me’s old Facebook page (as well as their ~800,000 fans), they definitely have a totally different sound. In fact, Hance is the only member of the band who was ever even in WIM.

If you’re interested in checking them out for yourself, the group has also premiered their debut single “Hollow.” You can stream it below. The band will be releasing their debut studio album Sixty Saragossa via Rise Records October 18. Pre-orders are already available for purchase through MerchNow. Read more »

Grey Gordon

STREAM: Grey Gordon – “Indianapolis 2008″

Grey Gordon will be releasing his debut full-length album, titled Forget I Brought It Up, September 2 via No Sleep Records. Earlier this month he announced the album, and subsequently premiered the lead single off it. Today he has teamed up with Noisey to unleash the second single, which is titled “Indianapolis 2008.” This song takes a different direction than what fans are usually familiar with from this artist, but the sound suits him well. You can check it out below the break.

Pre-orders for the CD, LP and digital download are available for purchase through No Sleep Records’ merch store. Be sure to grab yourself an LP if you haven’t already, as it seems they are nearly sold out! Read more »

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Stream Two New Tracks From Fucked Up

Following the release of their latest full-length, Glass Boys, Fucked Up announced that they would also be putting out a series of 7-inch records featuring several cuts that didn’t make it on to the album. Earlier today, we were graced with our first installment of said series in the form of “Blink” and “The Way We Did,” two unheard tracks that you can stream after the jump.

“These two songs we recorded during the Glass Boys sessions and maybe should’ve made the record because they are really good,” the Toronto six-piece recently explained over Facebook. “The songs are about subcultures and growing up around the punk scenes we did in Toronto. On the cover of the record is a picture of Will Munro, who left us way too soon.”

Presently, pre-orders are ongoing, but as the outfit’s webstore is limited to a mere 100 copies, I’d suggest you act quickly.

Let us know what you think of Fucked Up’s latest in the replies below. Read more »

No Sleep Records

The Felix Culpa, Rescuer and Aviator Set For First-Ever No Sleep Records Tour

Absolutepunk just announced the insanely good lineup for No Sleep Records’ first ever tour, dubbed the ‘Death to False Music Tour.’ Aviator and Rescuer will appear on all dates, while Seasons Change will open the west coast dates and The Felix Culpa will actually headline the dates on the eastern half of the U.S.

The recently rebooted The Felix Culpa made their return this past weekend at Chicago’s Wicker Park Fest, and will have two new songs appear on a No Sleep Records split with Foreign Tongues, due on August 12. Pre-order that split right here and make the jump to hear a new The Felix Culpa song called “Karma City” and take a peek at the ‘Death to False Music’ tour poster. Read more »