The team packed up and went up north to take part in a golf tournament this weekend, not knowing reception would be dismal on our smart phones, we couldn’t post our top 20!! So we’re hoping to get that up for everyone today!! Sorry for the delay.
Monthly Archives: July 2012
For all those Green Day lovers the title of this post should not be news to you but for those that may not know it is the first song released from their trilogy ‘uno’, ‘dos’, ‘tres’. It was released two days ago and I refrained from doing a post when I heard it because I wanted to gain some perspectives from other people before I shared my own opinion. After searching around I noticed this songs reception was both good and bad among Green Day fans. However the common ground between everyone was the classification of this as ‘new Green day’. Which led to the division of fans between their older and newer music. Personally I love the song, its catchy, its driving and I really like the lyrics. If you haven’t heard it here’s their official lyrics video:
Let me know what you guys think, I would love to read your comments on where you stand on the song as well as the ‘old’ vs ‘new’ Green Day debate.
If you don’t know the band I am referencing then listen, well read carefully. This is one of those scenarios where you will be talking with your friends down the road and say, “I saw/heard them when they were just starting out”. So to catch everyone up the band is called ‘Highway Lights’ and is comprised of five members. Originating from Toronto the band is nothing short of unique. To put a genre to them is no easy task, one would jump to rock/ alt rock, however their musicality suggests a mash up of many genres, thus making the band ear candy for true music lovers. The best advice i can give is to just listen to what this bands about.
Here’s a list to their upcoming shows:
Friday August 17th @Duffy’s Tavern w/ LittleSUNDAY and Ravyn Red
Thursday August 23rd @ The Comfort Zone w/ Ravyn Red
Thursday August 30th @ Club Ash (Barrie) w/Disco Superfly, MAPS
As well here’s there soundcloud link to the song that has already cracked our top 20 and is going to be on the move come Friday (check in to see where it lands this week).
Well the much awaited day led to some tragedy and disappointment. Toronto’s Warped tour date got off on the wrong foot as 19 year old Taylor Nesseth was found unresponsive by the stage. After numerous rounds of CPR by both fans and paramedics Taylor was pronounced dead, RIP!! I Looked her up on twitter to find her last few tweets raving about going to the show, it is a sad day for the family and loved ones of Taylor. Chelsea Grin was the band playing at the time of her passing and they also payed their respects to their fan via twitter. About a few hours later concert goers looked up to find a menacing looking sky which seemed to be toying the crowd. At around 3:15 it started to torrential down pour. I personally have never been so soaked in my entire life. After about an hour of standing in the pouring rain (and ankle high water from the flooding) we made the executive decision of fleeing to our car for cover. Unfortunately we got to see very little of the show, leading to my highlights being songs played by We The Kings, who were actually pretty good. But the question I am currently faced with is should I go to Darien Lake tomorrow? If some don’t know the Toronto ticket is valid for the show in Darien Lake. However with most of the bands that I wanted to see leaving the tour this weekend I am not quite sure what to do. Never the less I am already looking forward to what next year has in store!!
There’s no surprise in the fact that bands nowadays make their money off of touring. Due to internet downloads (illegal ones) record sales have steadily declined for many years now, again no shock or surprise to anyone. However have we (society) created something that takes away from the industry? Long ago bands would put out two or three albums and then go out and tour for a bit then go back to the studio and work hard on another album to take to the road for their fans. In Today’s day and age its album, world tour, quickly produce another album, world tour/ produce an album while this is happening, extend your tour… There are many scenarios that we see with many artists. There are also numerous examples where an artist produces a great first album followed by a not so good second one. Is the demand taking the potential from these bands? Some are obviously able to handle the fast paced life of today’s industry but it seems like the younger bands have a tougher time which is why they come and go so quickly it seems.
With the Warped Tour countdown alive and well, I have been tackling a new band everyday to get familiar with their stuff before the show. However today I decided to visit a band that I’ve waited a long time to see, YELLOWCARD!!! As one of my favorite bands I decided to take today to go through all their old and new music in anticipation for their upcoming set on Sunday. As long as they play empty apartment I will certainly be one happy camper!! Here’s the link for my fav Yellowcard song: