We know Warped Tour announcements each week are making you (hopefully) excited for the summer, but there are too many great tours this winter and early-spring to head to first. PropertyOfZack’s team put together a new Discussion on all the “must see” tours this winter, so check them out below and feel free to reblog with the tours you can’t wait to see!
The Wonder Years
Come early springtime, The Wonder Years always manage to pull out all the stops for an absolute blockbluster of a headlining tour. While last year’s support (Fireworks, Hostage Calm, Misser) skewed closer to the pop-punk side of things, The Wonder Years’ first proper headlining run in support of The Greatest Generation is eclectic, to say the least. Featuring hardcore storytellers Defeater, ’90s grunge disciples Citizen, the upstart pop-punkers of Real Friends, and the always-brainy Modern Baseball, the tour boasts a little something for everyone: something plenty of tours brag about, but can’t back up the statement as much as this one can. - Erik van Rheenen
Bayside, Four Year Strong
On record, Bayside is one of the most consistent bands playing music. Expert songwriting mixed with masterful musicianship, and the kind of charisma and accessibility to resonate with fans of nearly every genre. What more could you ask for?
Live, Bayside is a whole different animal. Replicating their studio recordings with precision and poise, but infusing them with jolts of youthful energy, Bayside’s live show envelops nearly everything a rock show should be: punchy, loud, and in your face.
Armed with their sixth full-length record, Cult, the New York-bred four piece will embark this March on The Great American Cult Tour, featuring support from friends in Four Year Strong (a band seemingly desperate for redemption in 2014), Mixtapes, and Daylight. Expect a handful of fresh cuts sprinkled amongst fan favorites, and prepare to be dazzled as the masters of their craft hit the road once more.
There is something about old school punk rock that gets my blood pumping; maybe it’s the twang of a Telecaster or that classic four-on-the-floor drumbeat that just riles up my soul. Come January 21st, The Menzingers’ latest tour with Off With Their Heads, Broadway Calls, and Elway will be filled to the brim with those punk rock enchantments and all the sweaty, beer soaked excesses one would expect from such a blue-collar band of heroes.
Each year those behind PropertyOfZack get the chance to work with and befriend new and incredible people in our every growing music scene. Last year we teamed up with Team Pagano and Still Alive to honor just a few of the many great bands we work with, and we’re continuing the tradition this year with Be Part Of Something Part II, and Glamour Kills are joining us for the fun.
Volume II is available for free download now and boasts 42 tracks both new and previously released featuring bands like The Wonder Years, Modern Baseball, Fireworks, Misser, With The Punches, and so, so many more.
Stream and download Be Part Of Something below!
2013 was, as expected, an incredible year for music. We’ve been busy preparing for a great 2014 at PropertyOfZack, but we wanted to share our staff compiled Albums Of The Year feature, which highlights both our top ten LPs and EPs of 2013 before jumping into the New Year. Check out the full feature below and reblog to let us know your favorite albums of the year!
The Wonder Years have been forced to reschedule their holiday show in Rhode Island tonight due to weather conditions. Check out a tweet from the band below after the jump.
The Wonder Years, Defeater, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern Baseball Tour
The Wonder Years, Defeater, Citizen, Real Friends, and Modern Baseball’s spring tour is now on sale once it hits 10AM local time in each timezone. Check out the dates below after the jump.
The Southeast Beast Fest will be taking place on April 5th and 6th in Jacksonville, FL, and PropertyOfZack is proud to be sponsoring the festival. The lineup includes The Wonder Years, The Story So Far, Stick To Your Guns, Terror, and so many more bands. Check out the full lineup and ticket details below after the jump.
The tour of the spring is here. The Wonder Years, Defeater, Citizen, Real Friends, and Modern Baseball are going out on a massive spring tour together through March and April. VIP tickets can be picked up here now, general sale tickets go live on Friday, and all the dates can be seen below after the jump!
POZ Exclusive: Modern Baseball - You’re Gonna Miss It All
It’s getting cold, which means two things: 1) your wallet has become thinner from buying band hoodies and/or crew necks and 2) there are some rad holiday tours coming up that you should be getting ready to go to. We decided to put together a new PropertyOfZack Discussion on all the “must see” tours going on this month, so check them out below and feel free to reblog with the tours you can’t wait to see!
The Wonder Years, Vinnie Caruana, Young Statues
It’s tours like this that make me miss living in the Northeast. If you live in West Chester, Poughkeepsie, Pawtucket or Patchogue, and you’re not going to one of these shows, I’ll make damn sure Santa gives you coal for Christmas for making a very poor decision. The Wonder Years are hitting the road for an acoustic string of shows with I Am The Avalanche vocalist Vinnie Caruana and indie-rock outfit Young Statutes, and they’re offering free cookies and hot chocolate if you wear an ugly Christmas sweater. Few things are better than being packed in an intimate venue with your favorite big-time band playing acoustically, but getting free food and rocking Grandma’s sweater while doing so throw it over the top. - Ali Killian
Saves The Day, Jon Simmons, Walter Schreifels
When the Saves the Day headliner ended earlier this year, it felt like we all just woke up from a really good dream. One of the underground’s most historically adored bands, bringing the deepest of cuts and hardest of jams, for two hours every single night? It couldn’t have been more of an ideal way to welcome Saves - and their new record - back into the circuit after a few years laying dormant. Seems like the band can’t get enough, either; their winter headliner, a two-week jog from the Midwest through the Northeast, will be just slightly stripped down into an acoustic full-band format. So what does this mean? Well, romantically enough, I’m envisioning something like a living room show, with a fireplace, hot chocolate, and all of your favorite people singing loudly along to the Bug Sessions. Except in a venue. With beer. And people that only look vaguely familiar because you’ve seen them at Saves shows before. But if we’re gauging by the audience camaraderie that oozed from the shows during the fall headliner, it’s going to be one hell of a unified room and someone will undeniably try to stage dive during an acoustic rendition of “Jodie.” Let’s also not forget to make it your business to get there early, as the tour support is solo sets from Jon Simmons of our beloved Balance & Composure and living legend Walter Schriefels (Google him, kids).
Do you still need convincing? I’ll put it this way for you, East Coast: if you live in a 2 hour radius of New York City you’ve got at least 4 chances to catch a date. If you’re a warm-blooded Saves the Day fan, you’d be remiss to skip out on this tour. - Adrienne Fisher
The Front Bottoms
Why feign excitement over new socks and sweaters when there’s a Front Bottoms Christmas show on the horizon? The group’s takeover of Bowery Ballroom happening just two days shy of Christmas is sure to be packed with good tunes and holiday cheer. While the band’s set is always a treat in and of itself, let’s cross our fingers and hope to hear some really early tracks, sort of like a gift from the band to our ears. But regardless of what they play, the show’s sure to be a good time. - Marie Scarsella
It’s the end of the weekend again, so PropertyOfZack is back with a brand new Team Recommendations Playlist! Each weekend, different members of our team recommend both old and new songs for our viewers to listen to and enjoy. Check out our Team Playlist and listen to the songs on Spotify while reading everyone’s thoughts!
Mansions - Climbers
Doom Loop is a fantastic record and shows great growth from Dig Up The Dead, an album that I love with all my heart. If you’re a Mansions fan that hasn’t listened to the new album yet, start here. If you’re not a Mansions fan that has seen me talk about Mansions 100 times because they’re the best and you still haven’t listened, start here. - Zack Zarrillo
Like Pacific – Chin Up, Hogan *Song is not on Spotify
Toronto pop-punk outfit Like Pacific have a pretty simple motto – “Stay pissed.” – and they stay true to form on what is easily their catchiest song. With an opening line of “And now I’m a ghost, at the bottom of Kingston Road, just west of Hell, just east of home” the track grabs one by the collar, proving once again that the power of a good pop-punk song lies in its ability to force listeners to learn the words and scream them back at you. – Zac Lomas (@Infidelegate)
The Promise Ring - Pink Chimneys
This is the time of the year that makes me miss living in Massachusetts the most. The leaves are changing, the weather is getting colder, and driving with the windows down is futile no matter how high you turn up the heat. Fall in New England is a really special place, in the general sense, as well as sentimental. Working so much, and not being able to take a trip up there has me feeling particularly stuck this year. This song has me asking myself the same question over and over again, “Where’s New England in my life?” - Dan Bassini (@danbassini)
Sum 41 - No Reason
It’s hard to believe that Sum 41’s Chuck is already coming up on its 10th birthday. Chuck was - and still is - a solid album. Though it’s one that I didn’t appreciate nearly enough when I was younger. I think it would have been a better ten year tour than Does This Look Infected? and can’t help hoping that maybe the band will come out of hiding for the occasion. - Becky Kovach (@beckystrz)
Hightide Hotel - Weekends
I’m recently getting into this band and style of music. Got this album and have been rocking it non-stop for weeks. My friends have been pushing me toward new music and this one was for sure a winner. The singer has a way to capture your attention and the chill and yet complicated instrumentals keep you hooked. Seriously great stuff. - Mike Sheffey (@SheffeyzTweetz)
Blood Orange- You’re Not Good Enough
I’ve been feeling down in the dumps, lately. There’s been so much on my mind, but Dev Hynes always knows how to cheer me up. Not that this song is emotionally uplifting or anything, but it basically tells someone that they were never good enough, so it makes you feel better. Fresh off his sophomore album “Cupid Deluxe,” this track also features Samantha Urbani of Friends. It makes you want to dance the sadness away. - Sydney Gore (@sydegee)
The Wonder Years - There, There
Depression is a funny thing — it’s a condition that actually makes you feel bad about struggling with the condition — and this song brings that conflict to life unlike any other I’ve heard. The first time I got my hands on The Greatest Generation, this opener so deeply struck a chord that I listened to it on repeat for days. Soupy has a knack for penning brutally honest lyrics, and this glimpse into the tortured thought process of someone struggling to kick depression so they’re no longer a burden to those they love is no exception. “I’m sorry I don’t laugh at the right times.” - Ali Killian (@ali_killian)