It’s been a while since the UK has been greeted with such a hearty pop-punk line-up, so it’s unsurprising when 90% of the shows on this tour sell out before the doors are opened for the almost starved pop-punkers (and when they are opened? It’s a riot). The bill sees Gnarwolves and The American Scene open for the highly credited The Story So Far at a sold-out Birmingham Asylum.
Opening their set with Roam, The Story So Far are nothing if not interactive with their crowds. Without a barricade, The Asylum is the perfect venue for the band, and it’s been made quite clear from the start that if you aren’t diving from the stage or jumping on your best friend’s shoulders (only to be knocked from them by said rowdy crowds surfers moments later), then you’re doing it wrong. The set transitions into Daughters, a song that has everybody rushing to the front to try and grab hold of the microphone.
A break in the set sees frontman, Parker Cannon, commending those who have spent a good amount of time travelling to see the band tonight, dedicating 680 South and Mt. Diablo (a definite crowd favourite) out of sincere gratitude. Other stand out performances include High Regard, Right Here, and Empty Space (after a reticently debuted music video).
All throughout the set, the fans stay on top of their game as the band keep them on their toes, playing songs from their debut record, ‘Under Soil And Dirt’, but adding a generous amount of material from their newest release, ‘What You Don’t See’.
It’s quite easy to see why The Story So Far are doing so well for themselves. Their live shows are what make them as musicians, and are a definitely a must see for all. If you haven’t had the chance to yet, make sure you catch them at this year’s Slam Dunk Festivals, or on the Vans Warped Tour all summer long.
Still looking to volunteer at Warped Tour? Come be a part of a fun team and help with an interactive campaign for Z!ng Revolution!
Z!ng Revolution? What’s that?
Z!ng Revolution creates custom accessories for electronics so you can personalize and protect them. This summer we will be selling phone cases and other accessories with the official Warped Tour art. Check us out online! http://www.zingrevolution.com
What will I do?
• Arrive at the venue at 9am to help with set up.
• Aid in selling merch.
• Assist with multiple acoustic sets and artist signings.
• Help out with our photo booths throughout the day.
• Pass out fliers and other items.
• Help pack up the tent at 6pm.
REQUIREMENTS: Be 16+, have own transportation to venue, and be able to work from 9am - 6pm. Show up ready to work and have a positive attitude!
All volunteers will get a working wristband, which allows you to get into the venue for free. While you will get to enjoy a couple bands you are also expected to work hard! Last year, taking my awesome volunteers onstage for their favorite band was a fun way to say thank you - you get from the opportunity what you put into it!
Send a short email to email@example.com with the following:
• Name, age, and city / date you would like to volunteer.
• Tell me about yourself! What experience do you have in the music industry? Have you street teamed before? What would you eventually love to do in the industry?
• If you and a friend would like to work together, PLEASE apply in one email!
Hope to see some of the WATK community this summer!
6/15 – Seattle, WA
6/16 – Portland, OR
6/19 – San Diego, CA
6/20 – Pomona, CA
6/21 – Pomona, CA
6/22 – Mountain View, CA
6/23 – Ventura, CA
6/26 – Las Cruces, NM
6/27 – Phoenix, AZ
6/28 – Las Vegas, NV
6/29 – Salt Lake City, UT
6/30 – Denver, CO
7/3 – Indianapolis, IN
7/5 – Toronto, ON
7/6 – Buffalo, NY
7/9 – Virginia, Beach
7/10 – Columbia, MD
7/11 – Boston, MA
7/12 – Camden, NJ
7/13 – Uniondale, NY
7/14 – Hartford, CT
7/16 – Scranton, PA
7/17 – Pittsburgh, PA
7/18 – Cleveland, OH
7/19 – Detroit, MI
7/21 – Minneapolis, MN
7/23 – Kansas City, KS
7/24 – St. Louis, MO
7/25 – Atlanta, GA
7/26 – Tampa, FL
7/27 – West Palm Beach, FL
7/28 – Orlando, FL
7/30 – Cincinnati, OH
7/31 – Milwaukee, WI
8/2 – Dallas, TX
8/3 – San Antonio, TX
8/4 – Houston, TX
Please note Pretty Polly is located in Natick, MA (20 minutes outside of Boston), and this is an In-Office job.
Pretty Polly Productions, the country’s biggest college booking agency is looking for a summer semester intern! We’ve recently booked, produced and executed tours with: J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Janelle Monae, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Drake, Passion Pit and Gym Class Heroes. Our summer intern will be assisting us with local concert series in Boston, as well as booking various other college shows. In the Northeast alone, we typically have over 100 college dates with acts such as LMFAO, Childish Gambino, Young the Giant, Skrillex , Girl Talk, Lupe Fiasco, and many more.
Interns will be in charge of:
-Updating and interacting on our social media accounts
-Promotion for shows
-Day of show schedules
-Advance work on shows including transportation, catering and accomodations
-Talking to agents about pricing/ availability for artists
-Light accounting: sending invoices, tracking payments, etc
-Office Manager Duties: phone calls, emails, faxes, trips to the bank, etc.
-Day of Show Runner for local shows (will be compensated for these days)
Send a short paragraph about yourself and why you deserve this internship to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to attach a resume! Please include contact info and general availability.
Posted by: Cait
When a band releases their second full-length album, there always seems to be a great deal of uncertainty surrounding it from all sides. Sophomore LPs tend to be real nail biters for artists, fans, and labels alike because a bands second release can literally make or break their career. The past few months leading up to its release however, Conditions has been extremely confident in their newest album “Full Of War”. After listening to this LP numerous times, I’d just like to say that they had every right to be excited about this record.
Basically, you’d come before doors open, help me set up, distribute flyers, sell shit throughout the day, hold the tent down when I need to grab lunch and dinner, and help me break down and pack up at the end of the day. It doesn’t have to be that much work, and we can have a lot of fun. I need driven, motivated people that are gonna go out there with a good attitude and sell shit, not mope in the tent all day or disappear into the sea of burnt flesh and circlepits.
If you’re interested, shoot me an e-mail at sean (at) bridge9 dot com with the following information-
1) Your first and last name
2) Your e-mail address (this gets entertaining)
3) Your cellphone number (this is incredibly important, day-of)
4) A fun fact about you
5) Why you’d be a good volunteer-of-the-day for Bridge 9 (doesn’t have to be an essay)
Please DO NOT send me your resumes (that’s actually happened).
Thanks for reading/volunteering/replying!
Snagged from Absolutepunk.
AMERICAN RAG IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS AT EVERY DATE FOR WARPED TOUR 2013!
Your responsibilities will include:
-helping with set up and executing band signings
-passing out magazines
-taking photos of kids in the american rag photo booth!!!
We try to keep your schedule open so you can see most or all of your favorite bands while helping us out!
If interested, please email Lauren at LMillar05@gmail.com. Please put the day you can volunteer and the city in the subject line. Also, please include your full name and phone number in your email. Thank you!
Light You Up (formerly LYU) are one of those bands that have you kicking yourself in the face for not finding out about them sooner — so here I am, making your life just that little bit better by introducing to you one of the UK’s most (underrated) brilliant pop-punk bands, Light You Up.
They’ve wowed audiences by opening for the likes of A Loss for Words, The Starting Line, and Set Your Goals, have been making their rounds across the UK festival circuit, and just recently headlined the “Atticus Beer Tour” — and what’s even more striking, is that they’ve accomplished all of this in just under a year. Pretty impressive, right? Right.
It seems that Light You Up have acquired and mastered the ingredients of the magic pop-punk formula, mixing a hearty dose of what’s already out there with an ample amount of … something — something so different and outstandingly rare that I can’t even begin to put my finger on what it could be; but whatever it is, it’s strongly working in their favour.
Perhaps within the past year or so, the so called pop-punk scene has been thriving with previously undiscovered talent, and with the window left wide open for new alumni, there’s no doubt that Light You Up will come through swinging (and, as previously stated, will probably end up kicking you in the face for not listening to them sooner).
It’s almost offensive how little recognition these six Birmingham boys (represent!) have, but I wouldn’t get too hung up over it — with their debut record set for release later this year, it’s only a matter of time before we’ll be so generously graced with their name belted triumphantly through every leading music publication, and plastered across all major tour posters.
Their debut EP, “Broken Jaw”, is available now on iTunes, but you can give it a listen beforehand on Spotify (meaning you have absolutely no excuse to not check them out). If you like what you hear, make sure you give them a like on Facebook and a follow on Twitter.
FOR FANS OF: Deaf Havana, Yellowcard, Major League.
POSTED BY: Abbi
Want to intern at an independent record label? We’re currently looking for positions during the Spring (4/1-5/31) and Summer (6/1-8/31).
Details are as follows:
We are looking for people to come intern at our Hollywood based office.
We are seeking people who are energetic and reliable, interested in the music business and the entertainment industry, hardworking, dedicated, organized and self motivated!
We need help in the following departments:
Internships are unpaid, but check with your school about earning college credits.
You must be able to work 2 or 3 days a week (10am - 5pm).
Internship located in Hollywood, CA. Must be at least 16 years old
If interested, please email a cover letter, resume and interests to: email@example.com
Feel free to hit us up in our ASK inbox for any questions, otherwise send in that resume.
Posted by: Liz
It’s hard to find a band that is as consistent—or as consistently good (and probably consistently underrated)—as Cartel. Consistent in the sense that everything they put out, regardless of what new sound or genres or what they’re playing around with, is very distinct and recognizable as being Cartel. And it’s not just Will Pugh’s vocals, either; it’s Joseph Pepper and Nic Hudson’s guitar sounds, Kevin Sanders’ drums, some rock and roll mixed with pop and experimental production, and everything else that goes into making a Cartel song that makes it…a Cartel song. Collider, the band’s first full length album since 2009’s Cycles,is eleven of those familiar, consistent sounding songs—and I mean that in the best way possible.