Big Stories

In 1997, blink-182 Broke Away From The Pop-Punk Pack

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 16, 2014

image

AV Club has posted their next article in an ongoing punk series that is taking readers year by year through the 1990’s in relation to the scene. This week’s article is titled In 1997, blink-182 Broke Away From The Pop-Punk Pack and focuses on blink, Jimmy Eat World, Misfits, and more. Read the full piece here and a snippet below after the jump.

Read More

Jimmy Eat World Announce May Tour Dates

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 15, 2014

Jimmy Eat World have announced a string of tour dates in May. Check out the routing below after the jump.

Related Stories:
POZ Discussion: Albums That Deserve 10 Year Tours In 2014 

Read More

Jimmy Eat World 1999 Full Warped Tour Set Stream

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 8, 2014

image

Friend of the site Tom Mullen of Washed Up Emo has uploadedJimmy Eat World set from the 1999 Warped Tour. Washed Up Emo will also be hosting and DJing a very special show in Philadelphia, PA this Saturday that features Into It. Over It. (solo), The Jazz June, and Heartwell. Check out the set from Jimmy below after the jump!

Related Stories:
POZ Discussion: Albums That Deserve 10 Year Tours In 2014 

Read More

Jimmy Eat World Announce Texas Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 25, 2014

image

Jimmy Eat World are touring Texas in May. Check out the dates below after the jump.

Related Stories:
POZ Discussion: Albums That Deserve 10 Year Tours In 2014 

Read More

Jimmy Eat World’s ‘Clarity’ Turns 15

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 24, 2014

image

Jimmy Eat World's Clarity officially turned 15 years old yesterday. Stream the album in sad celebration below after the jump.

Related Stories:
POZ Discussion: Albums That Deserve 10 Year Tours In 2014 

Read More

Jimmy Eat World To Do Something “Special” For ‘Futures’

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 5, 2014

image

We all want a Jimmy Eat World Futures tour, but we don’t know if we’ll get it. Regardless, the band is planning on doing something special for the release. Check out a newspaper clipping from an Australian piece on the band below after the jump.

Related Stories:
POZ Discussion: Albums That Deserve 10 Year Tours In 2014 

Read More

POZ Discussion: Albums That Deserve 10 Year Tours In 2014

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 22, 2014

image

Our music scene is going through an interesting cycle in the present day. There have been a large influx of young bands that have provided great excitement and passion for us all in the last few years, but we’re also entering a time where the influences of those bands are celebrating major anniversaries for their most loved albums. Bands like Say Anything, Jimmy Eat World, and Midtown, among many others, have seen ten year anniversaries come and go. We all expect there to be more than a few great ten year tours in 2014, but PropertyOfZack team members put together a list of a few more albums that we want more than anything to see toured in full in 2014. Check out the full Discussion and feel free to reblog with any albums you think need to be championed as underrated masterpieces too!

image

Say Anything - Is A Real Boy
I hate being “that guy” that holds allegiance to a band or artist’s very first record and finds little-to-nothing in subsequent records to grab onto, but if we’re being honest, there are TONS of “those guys” out there, enough to make commemoration tours of seminal records a rousing success and continuing trend. When I realized a few years ago that anniversary tours were going to start becoming relevant to my (very old) self, one of the first ones I mentally put on my future years calendar was the potential tour for “Is a Real Boy” here in 2014. While I’m not sure if anything will ever feel as triumphant or cathartic as seeing SA tour on that record in tiny rooms right after it came out (“what say you and all your friends step up to my friends in the alley tonight?” might as well be a call to war), the record is one of the most musical and theatrical that our scene ever adopted, and listening to it in its entirety feels like a crazy anecdotal journey through the amusement park of someone’s brain. And even though I personally feel that SA hasn’t been able to capture lightening in a bottle like that since, the band has been around for a long time, fine tuning their craft, touring with frequency, and seems to have a lot of respect for what they used to write and where they came from - the most recent example being the rarities and B-sides tour they did last summer. If they pull off a 10-year tour for Is a Real Boy, I will be more than thrilled to see how Bemis and his gang herald and revere the record that put them on the map, and is one of the most brave, artistically interesting releases to have come out in independent music in the last ten years.  - Adrienne Fisher

image

Jimmy Eat World - Futures
Jimmy Eat World is lucky enough to have two to three generations of fans; that’s just part of what happens when you release an incredible record followed by an incredible record followed by another incredible record. Many fans were lucky enough to witness a ten year tour for Clarity in 2009, but the band decided to not do another for Bleed American several years ago. Why would they for Futures? That album feels different to many, I think. You could look at it is the “younger generation” Jimmy Eat World fan’s Clarity. And it looks like the band recognizes it too.

Jimmy Eat World has apparently also been practicing some extra songs off of Futures lately, because they played one for the first time ever at a holiday show in New Jersey in December. There have been hints of a reissuing for the album on vinyl too, to mark its ten year anniversary. All the stars are close to aligning. Hook it up, Jimmy Eat World. - Zack Zarrillo

image

Midtown - Forget What You Know
Of the dozens and dozens of bands from last decade that have recently appeared on the reunion circuit, the one from my own personal roster of favorites that’s been most glaringly missing is Midtown. For those with a self-proclaimed bleeding Drive-Thru heart like my own, the disappearance of Midtown from active duty in 2005 was 
a pretty unexpected blow, especially considering the then-recent release of their major label debut, Forget What You Know. It was a record that, at the time, felt like a weird outgrowing of pop-punk despite how the album prior had been even popper and prettier than the first one.

And the lyrical content of FWYK strayed even further from the expectations, presenting philosophical takes on existentialism and disillusionment that perhaps a bubblegum crowd of wide-eyed teenagers wasn’t quite ready to “get.” Given the timeline, Midtown had only less than a year of touring under their belt for the record before they dissolved, and now it’s been 10 years since the moody, almost modern-rock record fell into the laps of fans. Which means that we’ve had plenty of time to absorb and understand the mature undertones that made Forget What You Know so excellent, but mostly it means that we’ve been crying for almost a decade now for Gabe Saporta to step down from the disco dance floor of Cobra Starship and pick up his bass again, preferably in a New Jersey firehouse somewhere, with the rest of the band. Although I have little-to-no hope that a Midtown reunion anything will ever happen (especially not on the heels of something so obvious as a ten-year milestone), it never hurts to put the reminder out, every once in a while, that we the fans are still out here. - Adrienne Fisher 

Read More

Jimmy Eat World Perform “Night Drive” For The First Time

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 4, 2014

Jimmy Eat World performed “Night Drive” from Futures for the first time ever at a holiday show in December. Check out a video below after the jump.

Read More

POZ Xmas Review: Jimmy Eat World - “Last Christmas”

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 25, 2013

by Sydney Gore, edited by Erik van Rheenen

"The O.C. Mix 3 Have A Very Merry Chrismukkah" is essential to anyone and everyone’s holiday playlist. While every track gets me in the Christmas spirit, this song is my favorite on the album. It’s times like these that I wish I had given my heart to Seth Cohen because I know that he would have cherished it for all of eternity…sorry about that. "Last Christmas" always makes me feel a twang of nostalgia, but in all honesty, if this tune doesn’t make you wish you were under the mistletoe with Seth Cohen, I can’t help you.

POZ Gallery

Dec 22, 2013

POZ Gallery: 97x NEXT BIG THING FestivalFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation:Vinoy Park - St. Petersburg, FloridaPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: 97x NEXT BIG THING FestivalFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation:Vinoy Park - St. Petersburg, FloridaPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: 97x NEXT BIG THING FestivalFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation:Vinoy Park - St. Petersburg, FloridaPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: 97x NEXT BIG THING FestivalFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation:Vinoy Park - St. Petersburg, FloridaPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: 97x NEXT BIG THING FestivalFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation:Vinoy Park - St. Petersburg, FloridaPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: 97x NEXT BIG THING FestivalFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation:Vinoy Park - St. Petersburg, FloridaPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: 97x NEXT BIG THING FestivalFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation:Vinoy Park - St. Petersburg, FloridaPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: 97x NEXT BIG THING FestivalFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation:Vinoy Park - St. Petersburg, FloridaPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: 97x NEXT BIG THING FestivalFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation:Vinoy Park - St. Petersburg, FloridaPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: 97x NEXT BIG THING FestivalFeatures: Jimmy Eat WorldLocation:Vinoy Park - St. Petersburg, FloridaPhotos By: Maysa Askar

POZ Gallery: 97x NEXT BIG THING Festival
Features: Jimmy Eat World
Location:Vinoy Park - St. Petersburg, Florida
Photos By: Maysa Askar

POZ Review: Jimmy Eat World - Damage

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 20, 2013

image

by Becky Kovach, edited by Erik van Rheenen

Let’s get one thing straight: I love Jimmy Eat World. I’ve been a fan since I was just a kid dancing around my room to “The Middle” and dreaming of seeing them in concert. Admittedly, I haven’t followed their career as closely as I should have, but I was excited nonetheless for Damage, mostly because I was intrigued by the band’s description of it as an adult breakup album.

Whatever I was hoping for from Jimmy Eat World, I didn’t find it in the ten tracks that make up the band’s latest effort. Outside of a few select songs, the album seemed strangely loose and distant. So, although I searched for the spark that had resonated with me in earlier albums, I just couldn’t connect. It felt as if the band had attempted to reach the largest number of people possible and ended up losing me somewhere in the process. 

‘Adult breakup album’ is a pretty accurate description for Damage, though. The songs are moody accounts of relationships gone sour, a heartfelt series of questions about what happened and what comes next. However, as someone who has never been in love and never had my heart broken, an entire album born from those themes ended up being less than appealing.

There are some gems hidden away in the unexpected nooks and crannies of the album. Title track “Damage” ends on airy vocal harmonies paired with bold drumming. “Book of Love” is quiet and sweet, featuring a melody that evokes Sixpence None The Richer’s “Kiss Me.” And the boxy guitars and far-off vocals in “You Were Good” sound distinctly old-fashioned without sounding tired out.

Read More

Jimmy Eat World Bassist Opens Microdistillery

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 20, 2013

Jimmy Eat World's Rick Burch has started a microdistillery in Arizona with several other partners called CaskWerks Distilling Co. CaskWerks have started a FundAnything account to raise money to get things off the ground. Check out more details here and watch a video and summary below after the jump. 

Read More

Jimmy Eat World Holiday Tour Dates

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 21, 2013

Jimmy Eat World will be heading out on tour in December for dates and radio shows. Check out the dates below after the jump.

Read More

Ernie Ball