The Weekender: Blind Justice, blink Demoing City Lights Breakup, Sum 41 Don’t Know When To Stop

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 15, 2014

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Welcome to PropertyOfZack: Weekender edition. Every weekend, we bring you some of biggest and most interesting pieces of the past week from our own content to stories or breaking news. If you’ve had a busy week and want to catch up with some light reading, we hope this is for you. 

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Blind Justice Accused Of Illegally Taking Nude Photos From Girl

The genres of punk and hardcore are were built by outcasts who decided it would better to stick together and create rather than take advantage and destroy. Decide what side you’re on, and don’t attempt to fool anyone by saying anything otherwise.

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blink-182 Demoing New Music

Momentum seems to have slowed down for blink-182. In November and December it seemed clear that the band had plans to begin recording their follow-up album to Neighborhoods in February, but that seems very unlikely. 

The band has plans for a summer in Europe, but music needs to predate that plane and boat ride blink. Will we see a June or July release? That’s what’s necessary if blink want to take over the world, again.

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City Lights Call It Quits

From the band:

We have decided to call it quits because we’ve all come to a time in our lives when we’re ready to take on new opportunities. For some of us, that involves continuing to play music, and for others it involves working behind the scenes in the industry. We firmly believe that we can contribute to not only our own musical growth, but to the growth of our music scene in general by taking on these new opportunities, and continuing without City Lights.

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Sum 41 Making A New Album; Band Auditioning Drummers

The real question Sum 41 needs to ask is, “Does anyone want to hear new music from us?” It’s a little hard to believe that the answer is “Yes.”

Sum 41 put out three incredible records in a row, and they have all stood the test of time. Underclass Hero, while not a fan favorite, was a huge success in the mainstream world. Screaming Bloody Murder was a major failure in every regard.

Since then, the band lost another lifetime member. Since then, Deryck Whibley’s personal and physical life have fallen apart and he has become a laughing stock among fans.

It might be time to just stick to the hits, if the hits can even draw people out.

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For Today: It Was Frustrating Because I Really Do Love Gay People

There’s a point where it’s better to say no comment then to say something no one believes. 

City Lights, So Many Ways Winter Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 11, 2013

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City Lights and So Many Ways are heading out on tour in January. Check out the dates below after the jump. 

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City Lights “See You At The Top” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 9, 2013

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City Lights have released a new music video for “See You At The Top.” Watch the video below after the jump. 

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City Lights Stream ‘The Way Things Should Be’

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 6, 2013

City Lights are releasing their new album, The Way Things Should Be, on December 10th via InVogue Records. Stream it in full below after the jump.

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City Lights Stream New Song “The Truth Is”

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 29, 2013

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City Lights are releasing their new album, The Way Things Should Be, on December 10th via InVogue Records. Stream a new song called “Truth Is” below after the jump.

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City Lights Stream New Song Ft. Matty Arsenault

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 13, 2013

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City Lights are releasing their new album, The Way Things Should Be, on December 10th via InVogue Records. Stream a new song called “Jeremy’s Song” featuring Matty Arsenault of A Loss For Words below after the jump.

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POZ Stream: City Lights - “Promises”

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 29, 2013

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City Lights are releasing their new album, The Way Things Should Be, on December 10th via InVogue Records. PropertyOfZack is happy to be premiering a new song from the album today called “Promises.” Pre-order the record here and stream the song below!

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A Loss For Words, Handguns Co-Headlining Tour With Major League, Light Years, Stickup Kid

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 21, 2013

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A Loss For Words and Handguns are going on a co-headlining tour this fall with Major League, Light Years, Stickup Kid, The Sheds, and City Lights. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Beartooth, City Lights Announce Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 19, 2013

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Beartooth and City Lights are going out on tour in August. Check out the dates below after the jump. 

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City Lights Stream “Leaving Here”

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 5, 2013

City Lights have released a new song called “Leaving Here.” Stream it below by clicking “Read More.” 

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Chunk! No, Captain Chunk Spring Headlining Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 25, 2013

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk are going out on tour this spring with City Lights, Upon This Dawning, and For All Those Sleeping. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More.”

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Handguns Headliner With State Champs, Veara

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 24, 2013

Handguns will be headlining the Pardon My Angst Tour with State Champs, Veara, and City Lights. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More.”

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POZ Review: City Lights - Acoustic EP

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 16, 2013

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Now that holiday cheer is out of everyone’s system, it’s time for that overdue batch of wintertime sadness. Acoustic EP is the kind of disc that someone would take off their dashboard and pop into the drive if they were alone in a car at their local mall’s parking lot, waiting for the heater to turn on. Columbus, OH pop punkers, City Lights have prepared acoustic versions of 5 songs from their 2011 full-length album, In It To Win It

“I Made A Song On Garage Band And All I Got Was This Lousy Record Deal” is a title fit for any pop-punk song. The guitars are easy on the ears, lightly strumming away to soothe the listener. “Trophy Room” doesn’t break from the pop-punk mold, calling out a deceitful girl who doesn’t answer her phone. 

Following suit, “Please Let Me Know” contemplates how to avoid real life by not letting go of the past. “What It Takes” presents the crossroad everyone seems to finds themselves in at some point in their life—a road that leads to nowhere.

Unfortunately, the lyrics of these songs don’t have as much punch when City Lights is unplugged. In fact, it sounds like Oshie Bichar is reading an angsty teenager’s tweets out loud instead of breaking down well thought-out and insightful lyrics. 

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