Posts Tagged ‘New Jersey’

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LIVE REVIEW: Brand New @ Starland Ballroom

To some extent, I’ve always thought that Brand New was just a tad overrated. Sure, they put out two of my favorite records of all time and I love just about all of their output as a band, but there’s something odd about the way that their fans fawn over them unconditionally despite years of relative inactivity and 2009′s extremely polarizing Daisy. Naturally, when the band uncharacteristically announced a a short tour in which they’d play their whole discography over two shows on each coast, their near-religious following made it just short of impossible to get tickets. After failing …

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STREAM: Saves the Day – “Ring Pop”

Iconic Jersey pop-punk band Saves the Day released a new song today named “Ring Pop.” The lyric video is courtesy of AltPress, and it consists of lyrics actually handwritten by singer Chris Conley. “Ring Pop” is an undoubtedly catchy love song, and really harkens back to a more classic Saves the Day sound. This is the third song released by the band for this record, and they only get better and better.

“Ring Pop” comes off of Saves the Day’s next self-titled album, which will be released on September 17, via Equal Vision Records.

You can check out …

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Toasted Plastic – ‘June Highs’ (Album)

Toasted Plastic are an up and coming emo/math rock band from New Jersey working largely on the DIY circuit. (Their booking information even says “We will try to play any show.”) The weird rockers have released a full length today called June Highs on the new Bandcamp. It isn’t the band’s first album, but it is their first release in two years, as Ares Vallis came out in November 2011.

It’s unknown as to whether this will get a physical release. That said, everyone interested in modern emo or math rock should check out this killer record. Stream …

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Legendary New Jersey Venue Maxwell’s To Close In July

A true rock institution is set to close at the end of July, and the decision is not what anyone had planned.

According to a new article on NJ.Com, the lease to Maxwell’s will be completed at the end of July. Todd Abramson, the club’s booking agent and co-owner, explained the tough decision to close by explaining the terms offered to the club for lease renewal would have put the business in a tough place.

“We were offered a renewal with rates that weren’t necessarily onerous,” says Abramson, “But after much thought, given the changing nature of Hoboken and …

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UTG PHOTOS: Skate & Surf Day Two (5/19/13)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Corbin Alvae, to New Jersey for Skate & Surf Festival at Six Flags Great Adventure.

Day Two…Once again, what a line-up! This time around I don’t have a funny story (sad, I know) but it did do one thing…RAIN! Like Day One, it was on and off, but wasn’t too bad. Anyways! I kicked Day Two off with Ohio metal band, Dangerkids. Holy shit! I heard some buzz about them, ended up checking out their music online, really impressed! …

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UTG PHOTOS: Skate & Surf Day One (5/18/13)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Corbin Alvae, to New Jersey for Skate & Surf Festival at Six Flags Great Adventure.

Skate And Surf Festival: DAY ONE. Where to start?! First off, before I get into my Day One coverage, here’s a quick little story:

When I decided that I was interested in covering the festival, which was about 2 months prior to the actual date, I was beyond excited to travel to New Jersey, for one reason: WARM WEATHER. Michigan weather is on and off and for me — that usually never goes too well, and frankly, it grinds my …

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UTG LIST: 5 Must-See Sets At Skate And Surf (Day 2)

This Saturday, May 18, Skate And Surf Festival will kick off at Six Flags Great Adventure New Jersey with dozens of the scene’s biggest names. A number of the UTG staff will be on hand for the event, and from the feedback we have been seeing on Twitter it sounds like a lot of you will be as well. If that’s the case, then you’re probably currently have a mini panic attack while trying to solve the biggest question you will face that day:

WHO AM I GOING TO SEE?

We already gave you our day one preview. Our …

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UTG LIST: 5 Must-See Sets At Skate And Surf (Day 1)

This Saturday, May 18, Skate And Surf Festival will kick off at Six Flags Great Adventure New Jersey with dozens of the scene’s biggest names. A number of the UTG staff will be on hand for the event, and from the feedback we have been seeing on Twitter it sounds like a lot of you will be as well. If that’s the case, then you’re probably currently have a mini panic attack while trying to solve the biggest question you will face that day:

WHO AM I GOING TO SEE?

Everyone has a few a favorites they must watch, sure, …

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WATCH: Senses Fail Retire “187″ In New Jersey

After announcing its end on Friday, Senses Fail kept their promise and officially retired their longtime fan favorite “187″ at the Stone Pony in New Jersey last night. We weren’t there, but several diligent SF fans were, and they were kind enough to capture the song’s final bow for the rest of us to enjoy.

I don’t know where I was the first time I heard “187,” but I do remember feeling like vocalist Buddy Nielsen completely understood my broken fifteen-year-old heart. Since that time, “187″ has become one of the quintessential tracks from the “early days of the …

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Trees Above Mandalay Break Up

Trees Above Mandalay, an up and coming pop rock favorite from New Jersey, have decided to call it quits. They posted a message on their Facebook page saying the following:

Dearest friends,

The time has come for Trees Above Mandalay to call it quits.

Our final two performances will take place in July, in Richmond, VA and Northern, NJ. More details will be announced soon.

We will be following up on this in more detail with a more lengthy statement (that will probably be way too long for you to read), but please know that this was a completely

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Dads Sign to 6131 Records, New Album This Summer

The 2-piece emo/punk band from New Jersey, Dads, has officially signed to 6131 Records. The label and band will be wasting no time and are slated to unleash their new 4-song EP, Pretty Good, this summer 2013.

The band had this to say via their official website,

 

“We are extremely happy to announce that we have signed with 6131 Records and will be releasing a four-song EP, Pretty Good, this summer. We can’t even begin to thank everyone that has been along with us for this ride we call Dads but we can say that we

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REVIEW: Streetlight Manifesto – The Hands That Thieve

Artist: Streetlight Manifesto
Album: The Hands That Thieve
Genre: Ska

Ska music has a bad rep these days. It’s gotten to a point where people consider it lame when you say that you’re listening to ska, like you’re some sort of leper who listens to Top 40 radio. “Skas Dead!” they all say. While yes, some ska is kinda lame, ska that is done well is some of the most exciting music you can hope to hear. Saying you love Streetlight Manifesto is basically cliché at this point in the game, but I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because they’re …