It’s time for The Weekly Tour Round-Up! There are a ton of great tours going on this winter and more 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!
POZ Sponsored Shows
BoySetsFire, No Trigger, Pentimento, Light Years, Maker [05/24-05/26]
Turnover, Koji [06/07-07/24]
Blake Schwarzenbach Disco Decathlon [06/12-06/29]
TWIABP, Pity Sex, Dads, Daylight [06/13-07/21]
Owen, Slingshot Dakota [06/17-06/26]
Alesana Headlining, Color Morale [06/18-07/02]
Jimmy Eat World [06/30-08/18]
Allison Weiss, Slingshot Dakota [07/17-07/22]
The Draft (3/4 Hot Water Music) [07/17-07/28]
2013 All Stars Tour [07/19-08/17]
Neutral Milk Hotel [10/22-10/25]
Previously Announced Tours:
There’s a huge problem with a lot of bands in the current scene: it’s incredibly hard to establish your own sound and stand out from your peers. Just ask Virginia Beach punks Turnover, who has been catching the attention of pop-punk and hardcore fans all over since the release of their self-titled EP back in 2011. They grew an even larger fan base when they signed to Run For Cover Records and released a split with Citizen early last year. The one thing Turnover never really did was sound different from their counterparts — but with their new album Magnolia, they might just take over the entire scene.
The album opens up with “Shiver,” showing off the band’s new direction, both vocally and instrumentally. The song channels Turnover’s inner The Early November while keeping their roots as a minor influence.
Up next is the album’s first single “Most of The Time,” which is now easily the best song in the band’s catalog. In the crushing outro, it’s hard not to sing along with the lines, “Most of the time I’m hopelessly lost, Most of the time I’m between the cracks, Most of the time you’ll find me drifting, Most of the time I’m never coming back.” The song would have also worked perfectly as the album closer, but fits well here too.
“Wither” and “Bloom” resemble the band’s earlier material while still keeping the new crisp revision of 90’s emo that the band went for with the new release. The latter has a similar outro to “Most of The Time” and was a good choice for getting released as a first teaser song, showing only mild (but at least still noticeable) progression.
The second day of Today’s Mixtape Festival was easily the most anticipated. The first and only day to sell out, the Day 2 bill was a dream come true for any pop-punk fan. With one of the spring’s most talked about tours, The Suppy Nation Tour, making a stop to join the lineup, it’s no wonder fans packed 89 North as soon as its doors opened. Chances are a fest so perfectly tailored to pop-punk won’t happen again anytime soon.
The show kicked off at noon with the local opener Last Great Hero, who played to a larger crowd than most of the earlier acts of the first day did. As Last Call and Heart to Heart played their way through energetic sets, it became obvious that this would be another day to remember.
No Good News took the stage with the words, “All of our best friends, all of our favorite bands, everyone’s here,” just before fans stormed the stage for a dance party. Some fans stage-dived repeatedly, while most just enjoyed staying as close to the band as they could. At the end of their set, the band made fun of one straggling fan who crawled across the stage.
A last minute change in set order proved that Day 2 was as much about friendship as it was about music. Forever Came Calling took the stage when The American Scene was set to, to give their friends more time to get to the venue after their van broke down. At this point in the day, the venue was already packed, and Forever Came Calling definitely didn’t suffer from a lesser crowd reaction because of their earlier set time. Their guitar-heavy set kept the party going, breezing through songs off Contender before wrapping things up with “Front Porch Sunrise.”
Following Forever Came Calling was one of the most undeniably talented and anticipated bands of the day, Pentimento. A short break from pop-punk, the crowd remained slightly calmer but just as interested in the flawless set Pentimento delivered. Defined by raw emotion, their set hit many tracks off their self-titled release, but one of the highlights remained an older track: “Walking Calmly In Your Wake.”
Separated by The American Scene, who played a relaxed, melodic set to an intent crowd, were hometown heroes Giants At Large and Bellwether. Both brought an incomparable energy to the room, building up to killer finales. Giants At Large lowered a mic into the crowd and let fans carry the vocals of their final song, while Bellwether’s fans didn’t give them a choice in the matter — the band was lost in a sea of 30 people onstage singing along to every last word. Grateful for being able to play despite their van troubles, The American Scene played an incredible set that would have been worthy of any later set time.
Turnover will be releasing Magnolia on April 16th via Run For Cover Records. Check out the artwork and track listing for the release below by clicking “Read More.”
Turnover Announce Debut LP ‘Magnolia’; Stream New Song
Our Producer’s Corner and Perspective series are colliding today with a new profile on one of our favorite producers, Will Yip. Yip has been the man behind the scenes for the new Circa Survive, Title Fight, Daylight, Man Overboard, Light Years, and Citizen records, which means he kind of works on all of ours and your favorite records.
PropertyOfZack had the chance to spend some with Will while filming Man Overboard’s album documentary, and decided it would be great to have Editor in Chief Erik van Rheenen share his story. Check out the new Perspective below!
Will Yip has a secret.
Since he landed his first studio job at 15 — answering phones and booking practice spaces in a crappy Northeastern Philadelphia studio — he mastered the art of making the too-good-to-pass-up-deal.
“I will always try to present something to someone in a situation that the absolutely can’t say no,” he says.
A practiced drummer, Yip quickly recognized his place was to be on the other side of the glass. So he saved all the money he made working the phone lines for the studio and, in true DIY spirit, started recording bands in his mom’s basement. “It was like the size of a closet,” he laughs. Without hesitation, Yip rattles off the album that first inspired him to become a basement producer, and stuck with him: Nirvana’s In Utero.
“It’s big. Like, it’s larger than life, but not blown out. It’s as human as it gets. Some songs hurt to listen to, but in the best way possible. People don’t have the balls to do that now,” Yip says emphatically. One listen, and Yip was hooked.
His first big shot at stepping his foot into the production door knocked when Philly hardcore outfit Blacklisted booked rehearsal space at the studio. The chance was too good for Yip to pass up. “They were recording some demos on like a tape player in there, so I went up to them and offered to record some free demos for them,” Yip recalls. “I was like, ‘I have this basement set up, just fucking record some demos there for free,’ and they took me up on it. Once you get the player to the field, that’s when it gets easy.”
Standing outside his house and waiting for the band to show up, Yip felt nervous. “I didn’t want to fuck up,” he laughs. “I wanted to impress them, since they’re one of my favorite bands.” Blacklisted, who Yip describes as some of his close friends and “so naturally down to Earth,” ripped through some demos in the basement, and Yip finally got a chance to start cutting his teeth as a producer.
Yip’s strategy — finding his own bands (mostly local) for basement sessions — worked, but he itched to work in a studio, with the expensive professional equipment he’d read about online. So at 18, he hit up a local studio manager and asked to intern. He offered to mop floors, clean bathrooms, anything that would get him in the studio.
The manager said no. So Yip made a gutsy move to prove himself.
“I spent a lot of my savings, like 500 bucks, to book one day of studio time there to mix some tracks I tracked in my mom’s basement,” Yip recalls. “They loved what they heard, and asked me where I recorded it, and I was like, ‘my mom’s basement, which is like the size of a closet.’ I got that internship.”
A week after his internship started, Yip got the chance to record his first live show at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory. The headlining band? An on-the-brink-of-stardom rock band called The Fray.