POZ Show Review: Pentimento, Gates

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 7, 2014

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by Zac Lomas, edited by Erik van Rheenen

The Montage Music Hall in Rochester, NY is not exactly the venue you’d expect to see Buffalo natives Pentimento headline.  The venue occupies the bottom floor of what can only be described as either a shady apartment complex or a shady hotel (differing between the two is simply a matter of semantics).  Upon walking in, signed posters and pictures from bands such as Puddle of Mudd and other 90s/early 2000s  “Hard Rock Icons” greet you, and the room’s décor screams Miami Vice chic.  As if to cement the venue’s illegitimacy, a bevy of generic “jazz” photos line the men’s room walls, complete with the Stock Photo watermark, as if to signal that, “Yes, we are true music aficionados!”

However cheesy the Montage is, the credibility of the bands on the bill helped to salvage this show from being a true Debbie Downer, once again proving that even an awful venue cannot impede the perfection of a punk show.  Opening the show, were local boys Storm The Bay, whose mix of straightforward pop-punk and easy-core convinced more than a few people in attendance to bob their heads along approvingly, while a select group of dedicated fans shouted lyrics back at front-man Nathan Hamberger.

In contrast to the bright and uplifting nature of Storm The Bay, California Cousins offered their solid emo chops to the bill, mixing twinkling guitar parts and intricate drumbeats into a true orgy of summertime sadness.  Drummer Juan Ortiz’s precise and calculated polyrhythmic beats turned the tried and tested emo formula on its head, dotting the band’s tight set with smart and unusual time signatures.  Jordan Serrano’s off-key crooning topped off the whole shebang, coming off as brutally honest and boldly upfront.

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Pentimento Strip Down “Any Minute Now,” “Just Friends”

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 18, 2014

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Watch Pentimento strip down “Any Minute Now” and “Just Friends” in a new acoustic session below after the jump.

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Pentimento, Have Mercy, Gates Tour Starts Tonight

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 10, 2014

The PropertyOfZack sponsored PentimentoHave Mercy, and Gates tour starts tonight. Check out the dates below after the jump!

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POZ Tour: Pentimento, Have Mercy, Gates

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 3, 2014

PentimentoHave Mercy, and Gates are going out on a great tour this summer. The routing has now been updated with a few changes and additions.

PropertyOfZack is stoked to be sponsoring Pentimento and Have Mercy’s co-headlining tour that will kick off in mid-July and run through the end of the month. Check out the dates above or below!

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Pentimento Frontman Covers Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle”

by Zack Zarrillo - May 15, 2014

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Pentimento's frontman recently covered Jimmy Eat World's “The Middle.” Watch the video below after the jump.  

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Pentimento, Have Mercy, Gates Tour Now On Sale

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 30, 2014

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Pentimento and Have Mercy are going out on a POZ sponsored co-headlining tour with Gates. Buy tickets here and check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Tour: Pentimento, Have Mercy Co-Headlining Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 28, 2014

Pentimento and Have Mercy have been two of PropertyOfZack’s favorite younger bands for a long time now, and Gates have slowly jumped into that category is well. What could be better than all three going out on a tour together? Not much, really. 

PropertyOfZack is stoked to be sponsoring Pentimento and Have Mercy’s co-headlining tour that will kick off in mid-July and run through the end of the month. Check out the dates above or below!

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Pentimento Release “Just Friends” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 9, 2014

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Pentimento have released a new music video for “Just Friends” via Hot Topic. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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Pentimento “Just Friends” Little Elephant Session

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 15, 2014

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Watch Pentimento perform “Just Friends” for a Little Elephant Session below after the jump.

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Pentimento Announce One-Off Spring Shows

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 12, 2014

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Pentimento have announced several spring dates throughout March, April, and May. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Bled Fest Add Pentimento To Lineup

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 14, 2014

Bled Fest have added Pentimento to their 2014 lineup. Check out the lineup so far below after the jump.

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Pentimento “Just Friends” Acoustic Performance

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 6, 2014

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Check out Pentimento performing an acoustic version of “Just Friends” below after the jump.

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POZ Playlist: Dads, Pentimento

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 3, 2014

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Dads and Pentimento are out on tour with Reggie And The Full Effect, and we have both bands up for a new PropertyOfZack Playlist feature. Check out the Playlists below while listening to the songs on Spotify and reading everyone’s thoughts!

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This is a list of songs that we are all very into right now. Some songs added by tour manager Carly Hoskins and buddy/road dawg Stephen X Welch.

Interpol - Not Even Jail
A City Safe From Sea - Well Dressed at the Hospital
Self Defense Family - Mistress Appears at Funeral
Allan Sherman - Sarah Jackman
Joan of Arc - Explain Yourselves #2
The Verlaines - Death and The Maiden
Lush - Hypocrite
Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band - Private First Class
Pity Sex – Euclid
The Sidekicks - Daisy

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Here’s our Playlist for our current tour with Reggie And The Full Effect and Dads!

Strike Anywhere - Blaze 
No Good News - Back To You
Football, Etc. - Safety 
Bouncing Souls - True Believers 
Gaslight Anthem – The ‘59 Sound
The Swellers - The Flood
Alexisonfire - This Could Be Anywhere In The World
Caleb & Carolyn - I Shall Be
Savage Garden - I Want You

 

Paper + Plastick Records 2013 Catalog Sale

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 27, 2014

Paper + Plastick Records are holding a 2013 digital sale on all of their titles released last year for just $15. Download it here and check out the titles below after the jump.

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POZ Presents: Be Part Of Something - 42 Bands, 12 Months

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 30, 2013

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Each year those behind PropertyOfZack get the chance to work with and befriend new and incredible people in our every growing music scene. Last year we teamed up with Team Pagano and Still Alive to honor just a few of the many great bands we work with, and we’re continuing the tradition this year with Be Part Of Something Part II, and Glamour Kills are joining us for the fun.

Volume II is available for free download now and boasts 42 tracks both new and previously released featuring bands like The Wonder Years, Modern Baseball, Fireworks, Misser, With The Punches, and so, so many more. 

Stream and download Be Part Of Something below! 

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