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Aficionado Announce Final Show

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 10, 2013

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Aficionado will be playing one last show in Albany, NY this May. Check out the details below by clicking “Read More.”

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Weekend Recap: Stump On Hate, WTK Frontman Attacked, Streetlight Hiatus, RSD13 Update

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 4, 2013

Patrick Stump Posts Lengthy Blog On Hate Culture

The Fall Out Boy frontman went on a rambling, rather non-cohesive rant about our culture’s tendency to hate anything that gains popularity or success. It may not be a well put-together blog, but it’s worth a read. 

We The Kings Frontman Discharged From Hospital With 14 Staples In His Head

Travis Clark was jumped this weekend and was seriously banged up, needing 14 staples in his head. Clark has been discharged and will be resting his injury off.

Warped Tour Announces Next Eight Bands

We’re getting deep into the lineup now with only a few more weeks of announcements coming. What do you think of the lineup at this point?

Record Store Day 2013 Releases Updated

There will be well-over 200 releases coming out on RSD13 this year, and everyone will have something to buy.

Yellowcard Working On Secret Surprise For Fans

Some fans seem to think the band is recording an acoustic version of Ocean Avenue, time will tell.

We Were Skeletons Call It Quits

One tequila.

Aficionado Call It Quits

Two tequila.

Streetlight Manifesto Going On Hiatus

Three tequila, floor. 

Aficionado Call It Quits

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 2, 2013

Aficionado have called it quits. You can check out a farewell message from the band below by clicking “Read More.”

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Aficionado “Everything Was Right” Performance

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 28, 2012

Aficionado performed “Everything Was Right” at the Star Theater in Portland, OR. Check out the performance below by clicking “Read More.”

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POZ Playlist: Mixtapes, Aficionado, Citizen

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 26, 2012

Mixtapes, Aficionado, Citizen are three of PropertyOfZack’s favorite bands, so we are certainly more than stoked to see them on tour together. And what could be better than putting all three bands together for a new PropertyOfZack Playlist feature? We’re not sure either. Check out the dates for the tour here and the Playlists below while listening to the songs on Spotify and reading everyone’s thoughts! 


If I am driving this is a playlist that I would make and enjoy. It’s god different moods, genres, feelings, it’s like a total journey man. You should make this exact playlist and enjoy it, otherwise you are a poser. - Ryan Rockwell


Built to Spill - Saturday 

Saw this band not too long ago, excellent show. Perfect anytime music. 
David Bazan – People *Song is not on Spotify
All this dudes solo stuff rules. I might’ve put a different song from this record on our last playlist….I can’t remember. But I just can’t stop listening to this record. 
Television - Marquee Moon
The song just keeps getting better and better; it tricks you into thinking the big climax is coming up but then just keeps rolling. When it finally does break, it becomes impossibly pretty with all these chirpy, bird-like guitars.
Desaparecidos - Greater Omaha
Our entire country is flooded with various franchises and other urban developed bullshit. Before I went on tour and really got to see the country I thought that things like that would be a bit more scarce, especially in the heartland of America. The only thing that is different is that there’s more Taco John’s than Taco Bell. Connor Oberst likes to play around with satirical lyrics in this band, and this particular song is the pinnacle of that style.
Sisqo - Thong Song 
Because she got dumps like a truck, truck, truck.
Danger Mouse & Jack White - The Rose with the Broken Neck 
This is a beautiful track off the Danger Mouse/Daniele Luppi album Rome. It’s super creepy and dreamlike musically and lyrically. The words are written vaguely enough for the listener to make up their own warped tale. I’m hopelessly addicted to this album and should probably listen to something else for fear of my health and sanity.
Dinosaur Jr - Watch the Corners 
New Dinosaur Jr. Consistently awesome band. 
Converge - My Great Devastator *Song is not on Spotify
Best Converge song. So insanely heavy. We’re gonna put this song on, freak out, and mosh until our van swerves off the road.
Max Roach - Garvey’s Ghost 
Max Roach is the only person that can put a latin feel into jazz 
that doesn’t sound like mind numbing elevator music. With a musical 
drum solo based over a latin feel cowbell groove and an eerie
vocal hook that soon follows you just say shit yeah.
Mountain Goats - Woke Up New
Super depressing song. 
Nicholas Warchol


The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Heart In Your Heartbreak

Lately, I’ve been becoming more attentive to song structure and that is probably what stands out the most to me in this song. Besides, it’s ridiculously catchy.
Zoo Kid - Out Getting Ribs *Song is not on Spotify
I don’t know what it is about this song, but it’s just one of those songs you listen to once and get immediately hooked. Also, he’s proof that age is pretty unrelated to making impressive music.
Give - I Am Love *Song is not on Spotify
Not only is this song a jam, but this band is aesthetically great. Everything from the artwork to the lyrics to the structure adds up to make for a really interesting outcome. Give is a band to be watching.
Whirr - Junebouvier 
This band is great. I really liked the record, Distressor that they put out but Pipe Dreams tops it. This song in particular really stands out to me. They are putting out a split with Anne on Run For Cover so make sure to check that out.
Face Reality - No Justice *Song is not on Spotify
Face Reality is one of my favorite bands from Michigan. Their new record (and Back to Back debut) is their strongest work to date. I feel like it’d be hard to listen to this and not enjoy it. Check it out.
Crime In Stereo - I Cannot Answer You Tonight
Because I miss this band.
Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer - Plays Pretty For Baby *Song is not on Spotify
I use to listen to it very frequently when I was in junior high, it’s still my favorite song to date. Very nostalgic.

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Aficionado Stream New 7”

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 25, 2012

Aficionado's new 7” is officially out via No Sleep Records. Stream the two new tracks below by clicking “Read More.”

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Citizen Announce Tour With Mixtapes, Aficionado

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 13, 2012

Citizen will be heading out on a tour in September and October that is being co-headlined by Mixtapes and Aficionado. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More.”

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Aficionado Recording New Music

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 1, 2012

Aficionado spent this past weekend recording new music. Check out a message and picture from the band below by clicking “Read More.”

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Aficionado Acoustic Performance

by Zack Zarrillo - May 15, 2012

Aficionado recently performed an acoustic version of their song “Falsified Inspiration” from their No Sleep Records’ self-titled album. Check it out below by clicking “Read More.”

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Braid Add Aficionado To East Coast Reunion Dates

by Zack Zarrillo - May 8, 2012

Aficionado will be joining Owen as support for Braid’s east coast reunion dates this summer. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More!”

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Aficionado Perform New Songs Live

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 10, 2012

Aficionado recently performed two new songs live called “Empty” and “Selfish Season.” Check them out below by clicking “Read More.”

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Aficionado To Release New 7”

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 9, 2012

Aficionado confirmed on stage last night that they would be releasing a new 7” sometime this summer. It will be the band’s first release since their self-titled No Sleep Records debut.

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Aficionado Begin Writing New Music

Aficionado Begin Writing New Music

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 23, 2012

Aficionado released their self-titled album this past summer via No Sleep Records. The band has now announced that they will begin writing new music for their next release today. Check out a tweet from the band below by clicking “Read More.”

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Aficionado Announce New Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 29, 2011

Aficionado will be heading out on tour with Electric Six this March and April. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More”.

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PropertyOfZack 10Of’11 : : No Sleep Records Family

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 23, 2011

PropertyOfZack is thrilled to be bringing you a brand new 10Of’11 feature from No Sleep Records that includes Chris Hansen from the label, La Dispute, Balance & Composure, Into It. Over It., and Aficionado. Check them out below and make sure to check back every day for more!

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