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Curfew Update 06/11/2009

So I know I’ve been meaning to follow up to my last post with a bunch of news and shows, so here we go:

New tracks from All Time Low’s new album, “Nothing Personal,” can be heard here. MTV has a skit that involves the band’s members being held hostage by a group of females. In the video you’ll find the skit, with fake live and real acoustic performances of new tracks like “Weightless,” “Lost In Stereo,” and “Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don’t)” sliced into it.

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The Friday Night Boys have released their album, Off The Deep End, available wherever fine music is sold.

Apparently the hottest trend nowadays is for artists to collaborate on tracks with female actresses. As I mentioned in my previous post, Cobra Starship teamed up with Leighton Meester for “Good Girls Go Bad,” but I forgot to include Forever The Sickest Kids’ duet with Disney Channel’s Selena Gomez. You can see a behind the scenes look at FTSK and Selena recording their rendition of “Whoa Oh!” from AbsolutePunk. As if that wasn’t enough fun, singer-songwriter Pete Yorn has paired up with the sultry Scarlet Johansson on his track “Relator” off of his new album, The Breakup.

The Blink 182 tour schedule has seen some updates, including sell-outs, added shows and venue changes. See these updates here, although the venue for the Washington, DC show has yet to be announced. Be sure to check out AboslutePunk (link on the sidebar, I’m too lazy to put a link here) for video from their epic 9-song set on Jimmy Kimmel (they were only asked to play 2 songs).

Boulder, CO’s very own 3OH!3 released their new video for “Starstrukk.” The video was directed by Sum41 drummer Steve Jocz.

Jack’s Mannequin also released a music video. Check out their latest for “Swim.”

Luis Dubuc aka The Secret Handshake has a new video, too. See the video for “All For You.

Finally don’t forget Taking Back Sunday’s video for “Sink Into Me,” now seen in its entirety.

Nevershoutnever has finally chosen a label. Christofer Drew and Co. have signed to Warner Bros. Watch an interview with Drew from the MTV Buzzworthy Blog

Listen to this B-side from The Starting Line‘s Direction, from SupJustin.

Upcoming Shows

  • 6/16 The Fray w/Jack’s Mannequin @ Nissan Pavillion – Bristow, VA
  • 6/16 Portugal. The Man @ Ottobar – Baltmore, MD
  • 6/17 The Plain White T’s w/ Company of Thieves & Days Difference @ 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
  • 6/18 Metric w/ Sebastien Grainger & Smile Smile @ 9:30 Club – Washington, DC –  SOLD OUT
  • 6/21 Taking Back Sunday w/ Anberlin & Envy on the Coast @ Sonar – Baltimore, MD – SOLD OUT

Despite my lack of updates, please keep reading and follow on Twitter @dtra for more continuous information.



Curfew Update 02/19/2009

Blast of newish stuff right here right now. As mentioned in the last post, both acoustic and full band versions of Parachute VA’s new track, “She Is Love” is now available on iTunes.  Thursday’s new album came out earlier this week. Their latest effort is entitled “Common Existence.” Meanwhile, earlier this month Two Tongues released their long awaited self-titled album. Two Tongues is band founded by Max Bemis of Say Anything and Chris Conley of Saves the Day. From start to finish, this is a great album and I especially have high praise for its first track, “Crawl.”

Michael Gergory has teamed up again with Barely Political, this time starring in a video with Obama Girl for his song “Obama Girl Stimulus Song.” Check out his YouTube channel here, and check out the video below:

Upcoming Shows:

  • 2/19 Mae w/Brooke Waggoner & Barcelona @ Jammin Java – Fairfax, VA
  • 2/20 Ludo w/ Sing It Loud, This Providence, The Morning Light @ The Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington DC
  • 2/22 Sub City Presents the Take Action Tour 2009 featuring Cute is What We Aim For w/Meg & Dia, Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue, Anarbor @ The 9:30 Club – Washington, DC (also 2/20 @ Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD)
  • 2/26 Ben Kweller w/ The Watson Twins & The Jones Street Boys @ The 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
  • 2/28 The Hint w/Mercy Mercedes & others @ Sonar – Baltimore, MD
  • 3/6 Tim Be Told @ Ebenezer’s Coffee House – Washington, DC
  • 3/8 nevershoutnever w/ The Scene Aesthetic, The Honorary Title, & The Bigger Lights @ Jaxx – Springfield, VA
  • 3/22 Bloc Party w/ Longwave @ The 9:30 Club – Washington, DC – SOLD OUT
  • 4/24 AP Tour feat. 3OH!3 w/Family Force 5, The Maine, Hit The Lights & A Rocket To The Moon @ The 9:30 Club – Washington, DC – SOLD OUT

Finally I’m on Twitter, so check me out @dtra. Get with the picture tweeple and follow me. Tumblr is under construction.



AP Tour 2Oh!Oh!9ace

Tour dates have been announced for Alternative Press’ AP Tour 2009. The tour’s blockbuster lineup includes 3OH!3, The Maine, Family Force 5, Hit The Lights, and A Rocket To The Moon. Dates run from March 20 through May 9, including a stop at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC on April 24. Check the link for the full tour schedule.

Meanwhile, check out the music video for 3OH!3’s “Don’t Trust Me.”

UPDATE

The video for “Don’t Trust Me” was removed from YouTube, so check out this old school video for “Holler Till You Pass Out” from 2006.

UPDATE

So apparently everything I touch turns into dust, as the “Holler Till You Pass Out” video was also taken down from YouTube. In an attempt to not have every 3OH!3 video on YouTube removed, I’m not embedding another video, instead linking to the video on MTV.com. Also, the aforementioned AP Tour stop at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC on April 24 is officially SOLD OUT. Never fear, there’s a show the night before, April 23 in Richmond at Toad’s Place.

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Curfew Update 10/22/08

First things first, the awesome guys in Charlottesville’s Tim Be Told are playing at Ebenezer’s Coffee House in Washington, DC. They’ll be playing with Zelos this Friday, Oct 24 from 7:30 to 9:30pm. The band, fronted by Tim Ouyang (vocals/keys) and rounded out by Luan Nguyen (guitar/vocals), Andrew Chae (guitar), Jim Barredo (drums) and Parker Stanley (bass), was recently picked up by Black Water Management and has a new album in the works. You can listen to their older recordings on their website and their myspace. I saw them play at DC9 in September, and boy their sound has matured over the past year. I also helped them film their award-winning music video for song, “Gravity’s Hold” during the summer. It’s directed by my friend Gretel Troung. Check out their show Friday night, check out their band blog, and check out the video:

In further update news, I’ll be gone for the next two weeks and wanted to bring everyone up to date on what shows will be coming up in the DC area.

  • 10/30 Braddigan (Brad Corrigan, ex-Dispatch) @ Jammin Java – Vienna, VA
  • 10/31 Metro Station w/Tyga, The White Tie Affair & Cash Cash @ Sonar – Baltimore, MD
  • 10/31 Panic at the Disco w/ Dashboard Confessional, Plain White T’s and The Cab @ GMU Patriot Center – Fairfax, VA
  • 11/2 Anberlin w/ Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Straylight Run & There for Tomorrow @ The 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
  • 11/6 Secondhand Serenade & Cute Is What We Aim For w/ A Rocket to the Moon @ Recher Theatre – Towson, MD
  • 11/ 7 Hellogoodbye w/ Ace Enders, Never Shout Never, & Play Radio Play @ Sonar – Baltimore, MD

Also, just announced: All Time Low is playing a hometown Holiday Show at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD on Dec 28. Tickets for that show go on sale this Saturday, Oct 25.



JM for the Eyes, TP for the Ears

Quick update here with new video and music.

Jack’s Mannequin filmed performances of three tracks off their new album, The Glass Passenger for liveDaily Sessions. The session features acoustic versions of “Annie Use Your Telescope,” “Bloodshot,” and their latest single “The Resolution.” Download the mp3 version of all three performances using this link, and Saving Link As…

Also, Fueled by Ramen‘s indie/rock group This Providence released their The Bright Lights EP yesterday. The EP has three brand new tracks, as well as a “renovated version” of the previously released song “My Beautiful Rescue.”

Both bands are currently on tour and will be playing at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. Hammers and Strings: An Evening With Jack’s Mannequin and The Glass Passenger, with special guests Fun & Treaty Of Paris, will visit on Nov 20. The show is not yet listed on the 9:30 Club website, but tickets are available here. Meanwhile This Providence is supporting Reliant K on their Uncle Fest Tour and will appear in DC on Oct 21.



The Glass Listener

Depending on what time zone you’re in, and whether or not you’re on a G5 like some of my friends, Jack’s Mannequin’s latest album, The Glass Passenger , was released yesterday (or two days ago). I just received my copy today from smartpunk.com, complete with poster, dvd, and bonus track.

I was able to listen to the album yesterday by streaming it from altpress.com, and all I can say is that this is a strong album. True to what I’ve read in interviews, tracks from the record like “American Love” bring older bands to mind, such as Fleetwood Mac. The sound, also evident in both “Crashin” and “Spinning,” is a refreshing change of pace in today’s world of pop and rock, but definitely pays homage to a genre that influenced frontman Andrew McMahon.

The record’s first single, “The Resolution,” is by far the best song on the record. The resounding track obviously revisits McMahon’s 2005 leukemia diagnosis and reminds me of my two favorite songs from Everything in Transit, “Dark Blue” and “The Mixed Tape.” The rest of the album is a chip off the ol’ Jack’s Mannequin block. Unlike many similar acts, Jack’s Mannequin’s sophomore effort won’t need any time to grow on you. Definitely go out and acquire this CD and, if you can, try to listen to the bonus track “Miss California,” another true gem.

Also check out the music video for “The Resolution.” It was directed by the lady who authored the Twilight series of books, which means nothing to me. Apparently they’re books about vampires and rivals Harry Potter in cult-like popularity.

Jack’s Mannequin visits the DC area on Nov. 20 at the 9:30 Club. Speaking of shows, Tuesday night I went to see Farewell, Danger Radio, and nevershoutnever and tonight I just got back from seeing the guys in Sparky’s Flaw. Posts recapping those shows are coming soon. I’ve decided to cancel the final leg of my three day tour (The Rocket Summer, Phantom Planet, The Secret Handshake) to recoup from this apparent cold and to watch the Vice Presidential Debate.

Have you been able to listen to The Glass Passenger yet? What do you think? Do you think Gov. Sarah Palin is going to make a fool of herself at the debate? Do tell.