Tours You Should Know About

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 19, 2014

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It’s time for The Weekly Tour Round-Up! There are a ton of great tours going on this fall and winter that are getting announced each week! Below you’ll find all the tours going on over the next few months, with newly announced tours listed above previously announced tours. So check out all the tours if you’ve missed any of them and make sure to mark them down on your calendars!

New Tours: 

North America
Emery [11/10-11/21]
Slaves, Get Scared, Favorite Weapon [11/22-12/11]  

United Kingdom|Europe
Dowsing, Kittyhawk [11/13-12/16] 
Code Orange [12/01-12/09]
 
Gerard Way [01/20-01/23]
 

Previously Announced Tours: 

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Albums Out This Week

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 19, 2014

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October 21st is just two days away, and there are a few great releases coming out this week. Hit the jump below to check out the album details and download information for all the great records coming out this week!

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POZ Showcase: The Tragic Thrills

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 19, 2014

The Tragic Thrills, despite the melancholy name, are a pop-rock band with a sunny, nearly effervescent atmosphere about them. The bright guitars, piano melodies, and lively vocals are enough to lift anyone’s spirits. Going on a sun-drenched camping adventure with your best friends helps capture the vibe of The Tragic Thrills’ “Everyday” perfectly – watch it below.
 
For Fans Of: American Authors, Oh Honey, Echosmith
Social Sites: FacebookTwitterInstagram

by Ashley Aron

Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
The Tragic Thrills consists of Zach Porter as lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Chris Morrison lead guitar, Cameron Quiseng playing bass, Ans Gibson on drums and Gabe Rudner with the keyboard.


What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
Zach and Cam are from San Diego, Gabe from Orange County, and Chris & Ans are Pennsylvania guys.


How did the band come together? How long has it been?
The band has had music out for about a year now, however this lineup of the band has been playing together for a fresh age of about four months.
 We met up through old bands and contacts and hit it off.

How have you grown since you started?
We are all lifelong musicians, so the band started growing as soon as we started discovering each other musically during the first couple practices. We know Zach likes to get so dynamic that it can be hard to hear his guitar at critical soft points, so we have to adjust and be on the same page. These are the discoveries you can only find from playing together.


What sets you apart from other bands?
The first thing that someone might find stands out are the lyrics of the songs. Zach is a great storyteller and a lot of these songs on the album are quite specific yet very relatable. As far as the live setting, we love to get extremely dynamic with the songs. We bring the levels way down when appropriate and then build it to a full sounding explosive sound for the dramatic parts of the songs.


What’s the best part about being in your band?
I think the best part of being in The Tragic Thrills is that we are all on the same page in life. We have all been in other bands and know the drill. We are ready to take this to the next level. And we all love touring and seeing the country, hopefully the rest of the world too. Actually scratch that, the best part is that we are in San Diego a lot, and the California burrito is insane there. 


More times than not, influences tend to bleed through. What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
We try to be pretty cognizant of what we listen to because yes, no matter what, it bleeds through in some shape or form.  My grandpa left me an old songbook of old folk standards and spirituals and I’ve been making an effort to learn them all.

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POZ Showcase: Sea Swallowed Us Whole

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 19, 2014

Utah may not be the first city that comes to mind when you think “up & coming music scene”, but Sea Swallowed Us Whole is an unexpectedly heavy surprise. The majority of the vocals are clean with the occasional growl, perfectly paired against the hard-hitting guitars. This five-piece metalcore outfit also incorporates the perfect amount of synth to add another layer to the otherwise heavy vibe of their latest self-titled EP. Stream all of Sea Swallowed Us Whole’s EP on their Soundcloud page.

For Fans Of: Issues, Secrets, and Woe, Is Me
Social Sites: FacebookTwitterInstagramSoundcloud

by Ashley Aron

Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Chris Gibbons - Vocals, Devin Dearden - Guitar, Luis Cardenas - Guitar, Andy Hale - Bass, Tyler Ruiz - Drums

What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
Provo, Utah!
 
How did the band come together? How long has it been?
We’ve been around since 2008, but with our current members for a little over a year. Andy’s the only “original” member left. He moved to Provo by himself when he was 16 to start SSUW. Devin came in around 2010 as our second guitarist after moving from a tiny town in Wyoming. We met up with Tyler when we needed a new drummer in 2013 through mutual friends, and we actually were introduced to Chris while we were recording. We were taking a new direction for our music and he fit the sound perfectly. Luis is the newest member; we’ve known him for years from previous bands we have played with. 
 
How have you grown since you started?
We have changed so much, haha. Originally we were a pretty noisy, rando-mosh band. We were 16-18 and wanted to push our musical boundaries. Now we’re writing songs that are more on melodic and vocal driven, so getting Chris on board happened at the perfect time. In a way, though, we’re still the same fundamentally. We never wanted to be a band that stuck to one sound or wrote the same songs over and over, so it feels pretty natural to take such a drastic turn in our music. 
 
What sets you apart from other bands?
We’ve taken a different approach to a heavy sound with mostly clean vocals. At the root of it, our music has really driving riffs that blend into catchy chorus rhythms. Then adding in Chris’s R&B-flavored singing style gives our songs a pop twist, without taking away from the heavy element. 
 
What’s the best part about being in your band?
Honestly, I would say our drive. Everyone has the same goal in mind, and the same work ethic. We can rely on each other. It’s made writing, touring and playing together a really positive experience.
 
More times than not, influences tend to bleed through. What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
There are definitely bands we all love, but each of us has a really diverse taste in music that we bring to the table. Those that influence us the most though are Issues, Bring Me The Horizon, The Weeknd, Michael Jackson, The Neighbourhood, John Mayer, Animals As Leaders, Our Last Night, Snarky Puppy, Dayseeker, and Touché Amoré.

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POZ Showcase: Marina City

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 18, 2014

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Marina City was named for a “city within a city,” two towers that stand in Chicago that have successfully gained independence and a zip code. The five-piece took this hometown inspiration to venture off the traditional pop-punk path and start a genre within a genre, adding in a theatrical element similar to P!ATD or Set It Off. Their twist on the genre, dubbed “aggressive pop rock,” includes assertive vocals and a hint of synth - and is absolutely enticing. Check out Marina City’s latest EP Chimera on Bandcamp and stream “The Lost Boys” below.

For Fans Of: Set It Off, Panic! At the Disco, Pierce the Veil
Social Sites: FacebookTwitterWebsiteBandcampSoundcloud

by Ashley Aron

Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Ryan Argast (Lead Vocalist)
Brian Johnson (Vocals/Guitar)
Matt Gaudiano (Vocals/Keys)
Eric Somers-Urrea (Drums)
Aaron Heiy (Bass)
 
What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
We are all from the Chicago suburbs of Plainfield, Shorewood, and Naperville. However, even though it makes us huge posers, we recognize ourselves as a Chicago band. Most of our time is spent in Chicago anyways and that way we get to avoid the awkward blank stares when we say we’re from Plainfield…

How did the band come together? How long has it been?
Ryan (lead vocalist) was a signed vocalist and Eric, Brian, and Matt were a part of the backing band. When the contract was up Ryan decided not to renew and to focus on writing and creating something new together with his bandmates. The four of them recruited Aaron Heiy and most recently touring lead guitarist, Todor Birindjiev. We had our first show in March 2012 at a sold-out House Of Blues. 
 
How have you grown since you started?
We originally were a bit of a pop-punk band but once we brought all our influences together in the writing process, we all found ourselves drifting into new territory. We were all drawn into really aggressive music but wanted to include a solid groove and strong melody. For simplicities sake we like to call it Aggressive Pop Rock. Once we starting writing with the whole band in a room together we really learned to develop our sound and grow a deeper chemistry between us.

What sets you apart from other bands?
We are a rock band with three lead vocalists and we aren’t afraid to dance! By trying to blend heavy rock with pop/ funk we try hard to make music that makes you want to dance and start mosh at the same.

What’s the best part about being in your band?
We are all best friends. Just irrationally close! We never fight or argue or anything. We consider each other brothers. For a band with six members, we understand and appreciate how lucky we are to have it this way.

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POZ Showcase: Life On The Sideline

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 18, 2014

Powerfully driven vocals, energetic guitars, and flowing melodies are the basis of Life on the Sidelines’ brand of pop-rock. However, what truly lies at the core of the band is a message of positivity and acceptance, and a strong “don’t give in, don’t give up” mentality. Their most recent LP, Honesty is a Dying Breed, has nine tracks with various dynamics, keeping you hooked with each rotation. You can stream Life on the Sidelines’ album in its entirety below. 

For Fans Of: Elder Brother, Transit, The Early November
Social Sites: FacebookTwitterInstagram

by Ashley Aron

Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Ralph - Guitar
Jake - Guitar & Vocals
Kagan - Drums
George - Bass
Nick - Vocals
 
What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
We always say our band is from Connecticut, but really we are from all over the place. I live in Granby, CT, but some of us live anywhere from Chicopee, MA, to Plattsburgh, NY (right on the border of Canada). Jake and Kagan drive 10 hours round trip every week for practice. Those two are wild men!
 
How did the band come together? How long has it been?
2012 is when we started, so that would make it a little over two years now. Ralph and myself started the band after I responded to his Craigslist ad online. It sounds pretty weird, but he quickly became my best friend ever. After way too many lineup changes to count, we are at where we are now. I think we are all very confident that this is the lineup to stay. Everything just feels so natural. 
 
How have you grown since you started?
In just about every way possible. Musically I never settle on how a song sounds until it’s as good as we can possibly make it sound as a whole. I’ve also started to experiment with different styles personally. I think that will be way more present on the next music we release. As a human I know who I am now. I know what I stand for and what I believe in. I always wanted to “play in a full time band.” I’ve said this since I was a little kid, but I never really knew what that meant. Recently, between the release of our first full length and the start of a lot of steady touring I’m starting to see that it really is a lot of hard work. I’m ready for it, we all are. There’s just nothing else we want to do. I’ve watched way too many people I care about give up on their dreams. I just refuse to throw away something I love. 
 
What sets you apart from other bands?
We are very genuine. If we say something we mean it, whether it’s in a song or a conversation with a stranger. A big thing we’ve always wanted our band to represent is positivity and acceptance. We try our hardest to be as nice as possible to everyone we meet. We want to be a band kids can turn to after a bad day. Basically, we just want people to know we are here to help.

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POZ Gallery

Oct 15, 2014

POZ Gallery:Turnover Fall Tour Features:Turnover, Light Years, Malfunction, Grayscale Location: The Barbary - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery:Turnover Fall Tour Features:Turnover, Light Years, Malfunction, Grayscale Location: The Barbary - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery:Turnover Fall Tour Features:Turnover, Light Years, Malfunction, Grayscale Location: The Barbary - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery:Turnover Fall Tour Features:Turnover, Light Years, Malfunction, Grayscale Location: The Barbary - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery:Turnover Fall Tour Features:Turnover, Light Years, Malfunction, Grayscale Location: The Barbary - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery:Turnover Fall Tour Features:Turnover, Light Years, Malfunction, Grayscale Location: The Barbary - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery:Turnover Fall Tour Features:Turnover, Light Years, Malfunction, Grayscale Location: The Barbary - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery:Turnover Fall Tour Features:Turnover, Light Years, Malfunction, Grayscale Location: The Barbary - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery:Turnover Fall Tour Features:Turnover, Light Years, Malfunction, Grayscale Location: The Barbary - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery:Turnover Fall Tour Features:Turnover, Light Years, Malfunction, Grayscale Location: The Barbary - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold

POZ Gallery:Turnover Fall Tour 
Features:Turnover, Light Years, Malfunction, Grayscale 
Location: The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA
Photos By: Allison Newbold

Off The Record: DRUGS And (ear)DRUMS

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 14, 2014

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Off The Record, a podcast hosted by Jesse Cannon and Zack Zarrillo, is back this week with a new episode titled DRUGS And (ear)DRUMS.

Drugs and how they relate to the musicians we love, sound quality/training/poppin’ eardrums, and artist curation. This week is a good one!

Please take a listen if you’re interested and make sure to check out the Off The Record website for show notes on the episode and for more information on how to keep up to date with us. Listen to the twenty fourth episode below!

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POZ Playlist: Chris Farren, Lee Corey Oswald

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 14, 2014

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Koji’s fall tour finished up, and Chris Farren and Lee Corey Oswald joined our friend on most of the tour. Chris and lee Corey put together a PropertyOfZack Playlist feature for us. Listen along and check out what each band has on their mix below! 

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Chris Farren’s Playlist of The Greatest Songs Under 2 Minutes Long

Songs are too long! I accidentally wrote a four and a half minute song last night and I still feel like a dingus. The following songs end before they reach the two minute mark, but they’re so well crafted you don’t realize how fast the time went by. Excluded from this list is every Joyce Manor song because I couldn’t choose just one. Did I miss something? Let me know!

Tegan & Sara - Hop A Plane (1:52)
Neil Young - Til The Morning Comes (1:21)
Ramones - Judy Is A Punk (1:34)
Hard Girls - Sign of the Dune (1:43)
Buddy Holly - Rave On (1:50)
Cursive - Some Red-Handed Sleight of Hand (1:53)
The Mountain Goats - Dance Music (1:58)
Justin Townes Earle - Move Over Mama (1:59)
Superchunk - Me & You & Jackie Mittoo (2:00)
M. Ward - Cosmopolitan Pap (1:59)

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-Dan’s playlist-
PUP - PUP. 
Sundials - when i couldn’t breathe. 
Great cynics - like I belong. 
Superchunk - no pocky for kitty
KOLS - old moon in the arms of the new
We were promised jet packs - in the pit of the stomach 
Propaghandi - how to clean everything
Botch - an anthology of dead ends 

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POZ Stream: Little Envy - “Worthwhile”

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 14, 2014

Little Envy are releasing their self-titled album on December 2nd, and you can pick it up here. PropertyOfZack is happy to be debuting a new song from the album today called “Worthwhile.” Stream the song below after the jump.

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POZ Gallery

Oct 13, 2014

POZ Gallery: Bayside Fall TourFeatures: Bayside, I Am The Avalanche, SeawayLocation: Mojoes - Jolies, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Bayside Fall TourFeatures: Bayside, I Am The Avalanche, SeawayLocation: Mojoes - Jolies, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Bayside Fall TourFeatures: Bayside, I Am The Avalanche, SeawayLocation: Mojoes - Jolies, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Bayside Fall TourFeatures: Bayside, I Am The Avalanche, SeawayLocation: Mojoes - Jolies, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Bayside Fall TourFeatures: Bayside, I Am The Avalanche, SeawayLocation: Mojoes - Jolies, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Bayside Fall TourFeatures: Bayside, I Am The Avalanche, SeawayLocation: Mojoes - Jolies, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Bayside Fall TourFeatures: Bayside, I Am The Avalanche, SeawayLocation: Mojoes - Jolies, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Bayside Fall TourFeatures: Bayside, I Am The Avalanche, SeawayLocation: Mojoes - Jolies, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Bayside Fall TourFeatures: Bayside, I Am The Avalanche, SeawayLocation: Mojoes - Jolies, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Bayside Fall TourFeatures: Bayside, I Am The Avalanche, SeawayLocation: Mojoes - Jolies, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge

POZ Gallery: Bayside Fall Tour
Features: Bayside, I Am The Avalanche, Seaway
Location: Mojoes - Jolies, CA
Photos By: Demi Cambridge

POZ Gallery

Oct 13, 2014

POZ Gallery:Let It Enfold You TourFeatures: Senses FailLocation: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Let It Enfold You TourFeatures: Senses FailLocation: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Let It Enfold You TourFeatures: Senses FailLocation: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Let It Enfold You TourFeatures: Senses FailLocation: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Let It Enfold You TourFeatures: Senses FailLocation: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Let It Enfold You TourFeatures: Senses FailLocation: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Let It Enfold You TourFeatures: Senses FailLocation: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Let It Enfold You TourFeatures: Senses FailLocation: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Let It Enfold You TourFeatures: Senses FailLocation: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge

POZ Gallery:Let It Enfold You Tour
Features: Senses Fail
Location: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CA
Photos By: Demi Cambridge

POZ Gallery

Oct 13, 2014

POZ Gallery:Knuckle Puck Location: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Knuckle Puck Location: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Knuckle Puck Location: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Knuckle Puck Location: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Knuckle Puck Location: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Knuckle Puck Location: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Knuckle Puck Location: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Knuckle Puck Location: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Knuckle Puck Location: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Knuckle Puck Location: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge

POZ Gallery:Knuckle Puck 
Location: The Glasshouse - Pomona, CA
Photos By: Demi Cambridge

POZ Gallery

Oct 13, 2014

POZ Gallery:Futures TourFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation: Ventura Theatre - Los Angeles, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Futures TourFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation: Ventura Theatre - Los Angeles, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Futures TourFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation: Ventura Theatre - Los Angeles, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Futures TourFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation: Ventura Theatre - Los Angeles, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Futures TourFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation: Ventura Theatre - Los Angeles, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Futures TourFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation: Ventura Theatre - Los Angeles, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Futures TourFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation: Ventura Theatre - Los Angeles, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery:Futures TourFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation: Ventura Theatre - Los Angeles, CAPhotos By: Demi Cambridge

POZ Gallery:Futures Tour
Features: Jimmy Eat World
Location: Ventura Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Photos By: Demi Cambridge

POZ Gallery

Oct 13, 2014

POZ Gallery: Quiet Is Violent TourFeatures: Twenty One Pilots, MisterwivesLocation: House Of Blues - Orlando, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: Quiet Is Violent TourFeatures: Twenty One Pilots, MisterwivesLocation: House Of Blues - Orlando, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: Quiet Is Violent TourFeatures: Twenty One Pilots, MisterwivesLocation: House Of Blues - Orlando, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: Quiet Is Violent TourFeatures: Twenty One Pilots, MisterwivesLocation: House Of Blues - Orlando, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: Quiet Is Violent TourFeatures: Twenty One Pilots, MisterwivesLocation: House Of Blues - Orlando, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: Quiet Is Violent TourFeatures: Twenty One Pilots, MisterwivesLocation: House Of Blues - Orlando, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: Quiet Is Violent TourFeatures: Twenty One Pilots, MisterwivesLocation: House Of Blues - Orlando, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: Quiet Is Violent TourFeatures: Twenty One Pilots, MisterwivesLocation: House Of Blues - Orlando, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: Quiet Is Violent TourFeatures: Twenty One Pilots, MisterwivesLocation: House Of Blues - Orlando, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: Quiet Is Violent TourFeatures: Twenty One Pilots, MisterwivesLocation: House Of Blues - Orlando, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar

POZ Gallery: Quiet Is Violent Tour
Features: Twenty One Pilots, Misterwives
Location: House Of Blues - Orlando, FL
Photos By: Maysa Askar