weekend curfew

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.


Fueled By VersaEmerge
December 5, 2008, 11:21 pm
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versaemergeHello blogosphere. Just chiming in with the latest addition to the Fueled By Ramen label: VersaEmerge. Fighting out of Port St. Lucie, FL they seem like another female-fronted teenage pop-punk outfit…but are they? I noticed a few things while browsing their myspace page. In one of their videos, I saw that they showed their two vocalists with a vocal coach during a lesson. That really impressed me, showing that they’re serious about getting better and are willing to take the steps to do so (including practicing in what appeared to be a storage unit). Another video has an acoustic performance of their track “The Authors.” Frontwoman Sierra Kusterbeck officially plants herself on my musical radar with her bazooka of a voice. I guess those lessons really paid off. Check out the video for yourself–>

However, it’ll be interesting to see if VersaEmerge can distinguish themselves from labelmates Paramore and Hey Monday, in addition to bands like Flyleaf, Evanescence, and paltry Kelsey and the Chaos. They’re young, but with the Kusterbeck’s pipes and some fine instrumentation, I think they can.


Correction: Hey Monday is not on Fueled By Ramen as I referenced in this post. However, Paramore is still on FBR, contrary to Rob’s comment. It’s all explained in this email from Adam over at Fueled By Ramen:

Paramore is on Fueled By Ramen but the Atlantic Records team helps work with them.

Decaydance is a separate label from FBR. We have some bands in common with them and others that are only on FBR. Decaydance also has bands that are only on Decaydance.