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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.

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Curfew Superupdate 05/24/2009

Long time no blog, so here’s an extended yet condensed updat on happenings from the past month or so.

Blink-182Blink 182 is back together and going on an epic tour this summer with Fall Out Boy, Weezer, The All American Rejects, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French and Asher Roth. Blink’s Mark Hoppus and FOB’s Pete Wentz have teamed up to give away limited edition Blink/FOB usb drives loaded with uber exclusive content, causing fans all over the world to get all stirred up for these Octodrives.

Members of Forever the Sickest Kids and We The Kings’ crew were involved in an altercation with police in Philadelphia, PA. There were definitely accusations of police brutality. I hope they’re okay and I wish those guys the best.

As reported earlier, All Time Low‘s next album will be titled Nothing Personal. The band (now in Japan) recently did some filming (for an MTV promo & maybe a music video?) and fans are getting a glimpse at the new album art.

Sing It Loud (now in the UK) released a video for their song “Don’t Save Me.”

VersaEmerge also have a newish video for their song “Past Praying For.”

Weezer covered MGMT‘s “Kids” and Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” at some T-Mobile party (That Blink-182 also performed at).

Cobra Starship released their lastest single, “Good Girls Go Bad” featuring Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl fame. The track is off of the upcoming album, Hot Mess, which is due out in August.

Also be sure to check out the Gregory Brothers’ (incl. Michael Gregory) Auto-Tune the News. They’ve been the talk of the blogging town and have also been mentioned on some late night and morning TV shows.

Ok thoses updates have me exhausted. PHEW. Follow me @dtra and I’ll get back with more updates, including an extensive list of summer concerts for the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.



News Again

Taking Back Sunday’s much anticipated new album, New Again is slated for release on June 2. Though that day can’t come fast enough for some, including me, TBS has posted a brief clip of their upcoming single “Sink Into Me” on their MySpace. And if that isn’t enough to whet your musical taste buds, here’s an article from MTV News on New Again and TBS’s recent video shoot for “Sink Into Me.” TBS is currently finishing up a tour or Europe before embarking on a two-month full United States tour, which kicks off at The Bamboozle.

Greensboro, NC’s Mercy Mercedes has posted new music, according to AbsolutePunk.net. Check out the demos, “Drop Top” and “Outta Time (It’s Alright, It’s OK)” on their Purevolume.

AbsolutePunk.net has also reported that MPLS‘s Sing It Loud has their new music video on mtvU. The video is for “Come Around,” which is the title track from their 2008 Epitaph debut.

With the likes of favorites Mark Hoppus, Pete Wentz, and All Time Low (Alex, Jack, Rian and finally Zack) active on Twitter, keep a heads up for new Twitter worms. Mashable has reproted two Twitter worms in the past 24 hours. Read more to find out what you can do if you think you’ve been infected.



Nothing Personal

All Time LowBeginning at around 3:30pm eastern time Tuesday, pop punk homeboys All Time Low began quite the Twitter storm with two simple words: Nothing Personal.  From their own twitter accounts, singer/guitarist Alex Gaskarth, guitarist Jack Barakat, and drummer Rian Dawson (bassist Zack Merrick seems to be missing on Twitter thus far) began firing tweets in rapid succession. In true ATL fashion, most of them were just dirty insults directed at band members and friends. However, each message ended with the words: “Nothing Personal.” The gimmick exploded in popularity, gaining attention from teenage girls everywhere and even drawing tweets from Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, as well as Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 and +44.

Finally, some eight hours and countless Fail Whale sightings later, Gaskarth, Barakat and Dawson simultaneously tweeted a link to Gaskarth’s MySpace page. In his blog, Gaskarth  explains that Nothing Personal is actually the title of ATL’s new album, which is due for release in July. The guys went on to tweet a link to AbsolutePunk.net where fans can listen to an exclusive leak of the track “Weightless” off of the upcoming Hopeless Records release. According to the blog post, Nothing Personal became a “top key word on the site” (Twitter). In all, ATL pulled off pulled off a pretty decent scheme to build hype for their new album, for being a bunch of Baltimore suburban clowns–nothing personal.

All Time Low next appears in the area as part of Fall Out Boy’s Believers Never Die Part Deux Tour. They’ll join Metro Station, Cobra Starship and Hey Monday at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD on April 25.

In newish music news, listen to the lastest releases from Ace Enders & a Million Different People, New Found Glory, This Providence, and You Me And Everyone We Know, you’ll thank yourself.



Woodie Awards, Count Me In

Howdy blogosphere. Okay so I know the mtvU Woodie Awards were almost a month ago, but I like rocking out. I also like All Time Low. So heres a video of All Time Low’s live performance of “Dear Maria, Count Me In.” Watch for when frontman Alex Gaskarth chucks his guitar across the stage at 2:01.

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It was a night of cool and crazy collaborations, beginning with the show’s opener, featuring The Cool Kids and Asher Roth performing “Delivery Man.” Among others, Q-Tip dropped in to team up with Lykke Li on her rendition of A Tribe Called Quest’s “Can I Kick It?”, Chromeo added some vocoder action to Vampire Weekend‘sThe Kids Don’t Stand a Chance,” and Naeem Juwan from Spank Rock took the stage to accompany Santorock on “Shove It.”



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.