Max Bemis To Release ‘Through Being Cool’ Acoustic Album?
Warped Tour is in the rear view and fall is steadily approaching with more great tours than normal. Whether it’s SA/STD/REGGIE, The GK Tour, or the HOPE Tour, there’s a little something for everyone this upcoming season. We decided to put together a new PropertyOfZack Discussion on all the “must see” tours this fall, so check them out below and feel free to reblog with the tours you can’t wait to see!
The reasons that this tour is 100% The Tour of the Year are severalthousandfold. Here are three of them:
1) About 3 years ago I remember, very vividly, when Max Bemis tweeted out something along the lines of “You guys gotta know that when 2014 rolls around we’ll be doing one of those 10 year things for IARB, right?” Being that this record is one of my top 10 favorites of all time, not to mention one of the most dynamic and creative records ever adopted by the alternative scene, the anticipation to see it live and in full knows no bounds.
2) Nothing will ever top the perfection that was the Saves the Day Through Being Cool set at Saint Vitus - the Conley cosmos had to be aligned with the rest of the universe for that one. That being said, you can just assign yourself the role of punk’s village idiot if you miss a chance to see this classic record performed in full, especially since this lineup of Saves is a powerhouse and the most stable one they’ve had in years.
3) “Congratulations Smack and Katy.” Also, were you even at any of the Reggie shows earlier this year? James Dewees in character is easily the most delightful thing you’ll see on a stage all year. - Adrienne Fisher
After a little over a year of only ongoing success following
their acclaimed release Youth, Citizen are finally heading out on their first and long-awaited headlining tour featuring other favorites You Blew It, Hostage Calm, Praise, and True Love. This band has a huge amount of buzz around them, and for good reason. Up to this tour, they’ve been killing the music festival scene and playing to huge crowds every night, which is no surprise, considering they have an intense and amazing live sound. Dates in California have already been selling out, and it would seem that for Citizen, things could only continue to go up from here. This is an exceptional live show — a great bill that you definitely won’t want to miss out on this fall. - Brittany Oblak
The COPE Tour is likely my favorite tour of the year. It had been a decent amount of time since I had seen Manchester Orchestra live. Then I saw them twice, two nights in a row. Somewhere between 2012 and 2014, Manchester Orchestra became the best live band I’ve ever seen. It didn’t hurt that Kevin Devine and Balance & Composure were on the tour too.
As if the news about the tour couldn’t get any better, Say Anything have released a cover of Saves The Day's “You Vandal” and Saves The Day have released a cover of Say Anything's “Belt.” Check out the dates for the tour here and stream the covers below!
What do you call a dream that comes true when you don’t even think to dream about it because it’s too rad? Well, this is that because Say Anything, Saves The Day, and Reggie And The Full Effect are going on a monster tour this fall. Say Anything will be playing Is A Real Boy in full for its ten year anniversary and Saves The Day will be playing Through Being Cool in full for its 15 year anniversary. Reggie And The Full Effect will also be on the tour playing Under The Tray in full, making it a perfect time to be alive. All dates can be seen below!
Friend of the site Dan Bogosian wrote a really incredible and must-read piece for Consequence Of Sound titled To Die By Your Side: The Music That Friends Share. It’s hard to put a finger on it, but it just hits on something intangible in music and the power of it when it’s shared in the right way, and that’s a pretty hard thing to do. Read the full thing here and just a bit of it that won’t make much sense if you don’t read the rest below after the jump.
Day one of Saves The Day's set at Vans Warped Tour was filmed for a livestream. Watch part of the set below after the jump.
It’s that special time of year;
Christmas Warped Tour is almost here. You know what that means, right? It means that we’re all about to get really sweaty on pavement and dirt, but it’s worth it, isn’t it? Of course it is.
Warped Tour kicks off next week, and the PropertyOfZack has put together Festival Watch feature of bands you need to see this summer. We’ll be having tons of pre-Warped coverage over the next 10 or so days, so be sure to keep up with us. Reblog and let us know who we need to see at Warped as well!
Four Year Strong
If you’ve been reading the site lately, you may have noticed that I’m incredibly excited about Four Year Strong’s return to the limelight. I saw the band play 11 songs (10 of which were “hits”) on Bayside’s recent headlining tour, and I was thrilled. I felt like I had time travelled back to 2011 and was in the Easycore Zone. However, it also felt like 2014. I truly believe Four Year Strong are back. Go Down In History. - Zack Zarrillo
Every Time I Die
This band just can’t quit, and thank god they don’t. Year after year, they slay the music community with amazing tours and kick-ass Southern metal records, and every few years they grace Warped with their presence.
I hope they have a main stage spot. If they don’t, I need to have a sit down with Kevin Lyman. The band is so well-versed in their performance that their stage game is unbeatable. Every Time I Die likes to party with the best of them, and their live show proves it. Even if you have a deep-rooted hate for metal, the charisma of Keith and Jordan Buckley and the guys will draw you in and warm your little emo heart. - Caitlin DeWeese
Falling In Reverse
When you go to Warped Tour, you’d be foolish to not watch bands you’d never pay to see (unless they’re playing the same time as another band you actually want to see). This summer’s choice should be Falling In Reverse, because the band is literal boys with POZ, and Ronnie Radke will welcome you into the family. With open arms. - Zack Zarrillo
If you told me a few years ago that, in today’s scene, Yellowcard would be back on top of its game and commanding the main stage at Warped, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. Things looked bleak for the band in early 2010 after more than two years on an indefinite hiatus. But it’s 2014, and here we are gearing up for another Vans Warped Tour – and Yellowcard’s second main stage appearance in three summers.
Groezrock kicks off this weekend, and PropertyOfZack’s Zac Lomas will be on-location in Europe for one of the best festivals in 2014. Just in case you haven’t put together your schedule, we thought it’d be a great idea to put together a list of POZ’s Must See Bands And Artists that will be gracing the stage this weekend at Groezrock. Reblog and let us know who we need to see while we’re at the first day of the festival this weekend as well!
The Los Angeles skate punk legends rarely make it into the multitude of posts on PropertyOfZack, but when May 2nd rolls around and NoFX perform their seminal album Punk in Drublic in full at Groezrock it’s going to be hard to ignore the legacy that these four joking clowns have created. Whether you breathe old school punk or are coming to Groezrock for pop-punk all stars like The Wonder Years, it would be a huge mistake not to catch NoFX close out day one with what may be one of the best punk albums of the past twenty years. And if you’re not into the music then at least enjoy the myriad amounts of shoes, drinks, and possibly rotten fruit that will inevitably be thrown at lead singer Fat Mike, because, after all, that’s the only proper behavior at a NoFX show.
Plain and simple, there wouldn’t be pop-punk without the Descendents and if that’s not enough to get you to catch their set at Groezrock then I suggest you look up some videos of Descendents shows in the 80s to get a real understanding of the passion these guys bring to every live performance. Not only is Milo Aukerman still one of the most charismatic frontmen in the history of punk, but his cohorts are also some of the tightest musicians in the world, with Karl Alvarez, Stephen Egerton, and Bill Stevenson all (No, ALL!) capable of hitting every note with a precision not often seen in the realm of punk. Catch these guys while you can and join the lucky group of people who can proudly boast about the religious experience that is the Descendents live in concert.
Not only have these Pennsylvania natives just released their fourth studio album Rented World, but they’ve also been viciously cutting across every roadway the world has to offer in the past year bringing their boisterous performances to as many people as possible. I’m never one for using superlatives since absolutes do seem to be impossible in such an imperfect world, but I’m willing to go out on a limb and say that The Menzingers put on the best live show out of any band I’ve seen in the past year. There is something pure and unadulterated about the raw power and passion that the Philly-via-Scranton quartet injects into every set, something that makes you feel like you’re being told the truth and that, my friends, is a beautiful thing.
Europe is a crazy place, guys. Bands that are huge in the United States or even in the UK often struggle in the Mainland, and boy does this show ever prove that. Small time local acts Brand New, Saves The Day, Bayside, and The Wonder Years are supporting an Alkaline Trio and Ignite 500 cap club show tonight. Check out a poster below after the jump.