Warped Tour is here. Check out Bayside's set list from the summer and the Warped Tour below after the jump.
Warped Tour Set Lists
Warped Tour Survival Guide
Warped Tour Warriors: Why We Have the Right to Complain
POZ Festival Watch: Warped Tour Crib Sheet
Summer And The Warped Tour: All The Bands You Need to See
It’s that special time of year;
Christmas Warped Tour is almost here. You know what that means, right? It means that we’re all about to get really sweaty on pavement and dirt, but it’s worth it, isn’t it? Of course it is.
Warped Tour kicks off next week, and the PropertyOfZack has put together Festival Watch feature of bands you need to see this summer. We’ll be having tons of pre-Warped coverage over the next 10 or so days, so be sure to keep up with us. Reblog and let us know who we need to see at Warped as well!
Four Year Strong
If you’ve been reading the site lately, you may have noticed that I’m incredibly excited about Four Year Strong’s return to the limelight. I saw the band play 11 songs (10 of which were “hits”) on Bayside’s recent headlining tour, and I was thrilled. I felt like I had time travelled back to 2011 and was in the Easycore Zone. However, it also felt like 2014. I truly believe Four Year Strong are back. Go Down In History. - Zack Zarrillo
Every Time I Die
This band just can’t quit, and thank god they don’t. Year after year, they slay the music community with amazing tours and kick-ass Southern metal records, and every few years they grace Warped with their presence.
I hope they have a main stage spot. If they don’t, I need to have a sit down with Kevin Lyman. The band is so well-versed in their performance that their stage game is unbeatable. Every Time I Die likes to party with the best of them, and their live show proves it. Even if you have a deep-rooted hate for metal, the charisma of Keith and Jordan Buckley and the guys will draw you in and warm your little emo heart. - Caitlin DeWeese
Falling In Reverse
When you go to Warped Tour, you’d be foolish to not watch bands you’d never pay to see (unless they’re playing the same time as another band you actually want to see). This summer’s choice should be Falling In Reverse, because the band is literal boys with POZ, and Ronnie Radke will welcome you into the family. With open arms. - Zack Zarrillo
If you told me a few years ago that, in today’s scene, Yellowcard would be back on top of its game and commanding the main stage at Warped, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. Things looked bleak for the band in early 2010 after more than two years on an indefinite hiatus. But it’s 2014, and here we are gearing up for another Vans Warped Tour – and Yellowcard’s second main stage appearance in three summers.
Groezrock kicks off this weekend, and PropertyOfZack’s Zac Lomas will be on-location in Europe for one of the best festivals in 2014. Just in case you haven’t put together your schedule, we thought it’d be a great idea to put together a list of POZ’s Must See Bands And Artists that will be gracing the stage this weekend at Groezrock. Reblog and let us know who we need to see while we’re at the first day of the festival this weekend as well!
The Los Angeles skate punk legends rarely make it into the multitude of posts on PropertyOfZack, but when May 2nd rolls around and NoFX perform their seminal album Punk in Drublic in full at Groezrock it’s going to be hard to ignore the legacy that these four joking clowns have created. Whether you breathe old school punk or are coming to Groezrock for pop-punk all stars like The Wonder Years, it would be a huge mistake not to catch NoFX close out day one with what may be one of the best punk albums of the past twenty years. And if you’re not into the music then at least enjoy the myriad amounts of shoes, drinks, and possibly rotten fruit that will inevitably be thrown at lead singer Fat Mike, because, after all, that’s the only proper behavior at a NoFX show.
Plain and simple, there wouldn’t be pop-punk without the Descendents and if that’s not enough to get you to catch their set at Groezrock then I suggest you look up some videos of Descendents shows in the 80s to get a real understanding of the passion these guys bring to every live performance. Not only is Milo Aukerman still one of the most charismatic frontmen in the history of punk, but his cohorts are also some of the tightest musicians in the world, with Karl Alvarez, Stephen Egerton, and Bill Stevenson all (No, ALL!) capable of hitting every note with a precision not often seen in the realm of punk. Catch these guys while you can and join the lucky group of people who can proudly boast about the religious experience that is the Descendents live in concert.
Not only have these Pennsylvania natives just released their fourth studio album Rented World, but they’ve also been viciously cutting across every roadway the world has to offer in the past year bringing their boisterous performances to as many people as possible. I’m never one for using superlatives since absolutes do seem to be impossible in such an imperfect world, but I’m willing to go out on a limb and say that The Menzingers put on the best live show out of any band I’ve seen in the past year. There is something pure and unadulterated about the raw power and passion that the Philly-via-Scranton quartet injects into every set, something that makes you feel like you’re being told the truth and that, my friends, is a beautiful thing.
Europe is a crazy place, guys. Bands that are huge in the United States or even in the UK often struggle in the Mainland, and boy does this show ever prove that. Small time local acts Brand New, Saves The Day, Bayside, and The Wonder Years are supporting an Alkaline Trio and Ignite 500 cap club show tonight. Check out a poster below after the jump.
Record Store Day arrives on this Saturday, April 19th. Our wallets may not be ready, but our hearts certainly are. There are a great amount of releases coming out this year for the music holiday (around 500), and we wanted to start a Discussion on the records that PropertyOfZack members are looking forward to most. Check out our list below and feel free to reblog with some of your most anticipated Record Store Day releases!
fun. - Point & Light
We’re currently living in a world where there will never again be more people that have heard of The Format than fun. Some people have trouble dealing with that, but it has never not filled me with joy. Seeing three individuals (and hey, Will Noon too!) travel the world and hang out with Barack Obama at special events is a victory our community should never forget about.
However, that doesn’t mean I no longer cherish those smaller times between The Format and Steel Train’s end and that interesting period where fun. was opening up for artists like Jack’s Mannequin and Manchester Orchestra. Point & Light, a Record Store Day release that features demos from Aim & Ignite, makes me excited to think about that time again and to know the band hasn’t forgotten about it either. - Zack Zarrillo
Bayside - Time Has Come
Bayside killed it on Cult, their newest album and Hopeless Records debut. It’s easily one of the best releases so far this year, and stands out in the band’s already impressive discography. So it comes as no surprise that Bayside is keeping the momentum going this Record Store Day with a 7” featuring exultant single “Time Has Come” and a brand new exclusive track titled “Indiana.” Super limited and sure to sell out quickly, any Bayside fan would be crazy not to hunt this one down. - Becky Kovach
Jay-Z / Linkin Park - Collision Course
I ordered a frappuccino, where’s my fucking frappuccino?
Such begins the masterpiece that is Collision Course, a glorious, sparkling clusterfuck of a six-song album recorded and released by Jay-Z and Linkin Park under the guidance of MTV’s old “Ultimate Mash-Ups” feature. Here’s the thing about the mid-2000s, often referred to as The Lost Years by ME, since I was a terrible middle-schooler, mash-ups were very common and some of them were fantastic. For proof, I offer this and tell you that if you need more proof then get lost, loser. (P.S., this is a weird thing to read in 2014.)
But Collision Course isn’t a normal mash-up record, it’s much more special. Jay-Z and LP’s Mike Shinoda decided they weren’t content with how the mash-ups were sounding by simply remixing the audio files, so they got everyone in a studio and actually re-recorded instrumental portions and vocal tracks just for this one-off release. It only took them four days to do it in the studio because dopeness came easy in 2004. It’s also awesome because the songs end up with a “live” feel because they didn’t cut random comments out of the beginning / end of songs. LP and Jay-Z performed shows together as well to support the release. This is truly something thatonly could have happened in 2004, and we better be damn happy that it did, because there was no way that the stars would ever align for this again.
I am a very big proponent of this release and my Twitter account proves it, but I am too lazy to look up links to old tweets. It identifies a special portion of time when CDs were still selling well (Collision Course has sold over fucking 5 million copies worldwide, I mean holy shit) and when major labels were perhaps a little more willing to let weird shit go down. Napster was also a very big deal, which I am reminded of today, because my friend burned me a copy of his illegal download and he accidentally downloaded the CLEAN VERSION OF THIS THING and I still have all the curse words faded out of the version in my iTunes.
Collision Course is also one of the most obvious and famous points of collaboration between a major rock band (rap-rock, nu-metal, whatever man) and a major,major rapper. I am a huge supporter of today’s punk and emo community, but one thing that mainstream EDM and hip-hop have over this scene is the collaborations they do. At any given moment, an immensely talented up-and-coming rapper can get into a studio with someone’s favorite DJ and they bust out a collab song in 24 hours. That doesn’t happen in the punk and emo world, and to some extent that makes sense and is understandable. But from a fan’s perspective, imagine how cool and weird it would be to hear The Wonder Years and Into It. Over It. record a random song together on Evan Weiss’ off day in Philadelphia. You’d buy that 7” single.
It’s somewhere between Lost and Pirates Of The Caribbean and you’ve found yourself trapped on a deserted island in the middle of an ocean. The good news is that for some reason you found out your iPod will never die, but only if you remove every album you have on it except for three very special ones. What would your Deserted Island Albums be? That’s the theme of a new PropertyOfZack Discussion that includes each POZ team member picking three of their own deserted island albums with a description to go along with one of them. Reblog to let us know what yours are, and check out our Discussion below!
blink-182 - Untitled, by Zack Zarrillo
Crafting my Deserted Island Albums list was supposed to be simple, but then I thought about it a little more. Do I just pick my top three favorite albums of all time? Hm, no. blink-182’s Untitled is an obvious choice because it is my “everything” album, but The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me (my number two) probably wouldn’t be something I would want to listen to all day if I was stuck alone. Forever. Regardless, Untitled was always going to be there. It’s the perfect blink-182 album for the same reason it’s a perfect (for me) Desert Island album. There’s the uplifting energetic “Feeling This” and “Go,” mixed with the lovestruck “I Miss You” and “Down,” paired with the introspective “Asthenia” and “Not Now (I’ll be taking the UK version, please) and the hopeless “I’m Lost Without You.”
I could write a whole bunch of words on the album, but I already did that last year when Untitled turned ten.
Regardless, the record is what I’d want to hold ever-so-tightly to my chest on a lonely island because it hits on almost every emotion I could ask for. And with a limited choice in music for potentially forever, that’s a pretty good fit.
I’m also bringing…
Jack’s Mannequin - Everything In Transit
Mansions - Dig Up The Dead
Something Corporate - Leaving Through The Window, Adrienne Fisher
When I was 16, I wrote a Xanga entry that simply said “Midtown is my favorite band, but if I had to listen to one album for the rest of my life, it’d be Leaving Through The Window. Since basically nothing’s changed in 10 years, in either the music scene or my emotional development, I’m sticking to my statement. While I can’t say that “Punk Rock Princess” would be the best soundtrack to myself Tom Hanksing my survival and isolation on this deserted island, the record’s got plenty to say on dreaming of escape and/or rescue - come on, the opening song’s even called “I Want to Save You.”
On a serious note, this album’s stood the test of time better than most records that’ve won my stamp of Favorite Ever, and I’d imagine that if I was struggling to keep sane while coping with my new island life, I’d want a comforting record on in the background that I know will never get old and has the ability to be somewhat uplifting. You know, something to keep me going when I’m tracing Emoji patterns in the night sky to pass the time or outlining my Twitter handle in rocks on the beach to let passing planes know just who exactly needs saving.
I’m also bringing…
Fall Out Boy - Take This To Your Grave
Saves the Day - Through Being Cool
Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue, by Becky Kovach
It’s probably no big surprise that Ocean Avenue is my number one Deserted Island Album. Beyond just being my favorite album by my favorite band, it’s the album that made me fall in love with music and the album that made me want to get involved in the industry in the first place. Ocean Avenue is the album I go back to every time I start to doubt where I am or what I’m doing. And I could listen to it on repeat for pretty much forever, because it stands just as strong now as it did the first time I ever heard it. Plus, Ocean Avenue is the perfect summer album. What could be better for a deserted island?
I’m also bringing…
Bayside - The Walking Wounded
Fall Out Boy - From Under The Cork Tree
Bayside – Self-Titled, by Brandon Allin
In all reality, despite any kind of optimism, being stranded on a deserted island, alone, devoid of any kind of food, water, and supplies, would hardly be a vacation. One thing that might make the situation a little more bearable would be music, a few of your favorite records to help the hours pass by, and maybe even keep you sane.
Bayside have so graciously taken the wraps off of their new logo that will apparently replace their former bird logo of ten years following a trademark claim. Check out a video announce below after the jump.
The jury is currently out on whether or not Bayside's video claiming they are giving up their logo due to a trademark claim with a Mexican telecommunications company is an April Fool's Day joke or not. However, Anthony Raneri did make a post about that same company over four and a half years ago in 2009. Check out the post below after the jump.