A Look Inside Weatherbox Frontman’s Tour Meltdown From Brian Warren Himself

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 18, 2014

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Weatherbox dropped off of their summer tour with Dikembe at the start of August due to a medical emergency. Many fans have expressed concern and curiosity over details, and frontman Brian Warren took it upon himself to write a final Road Blog for PropertyOfZack to clue everyone in on what he has been experiencing and working through. 

Head below to get clued in on Brian’s meltdown due to a lack of medication, a foray into drugs, and a hopeful restart.

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Let me first start off by apologizing to everyone in the city of Salt and on for not being able to play those shows. Despite the meltdown that originally occurred behind/under/atop the merch table in Lawrence on July 29th, we were really trying to keep the train on the tracks. I/we have absolutely no idea how I/we played those shows in Lawrence and Denver.  The delusion was intense and I slept maybe 5 hours in those last 6 or 7 days.  These dudes are my brothers and did an amazing job trying to keep everything together as I descended into a spiral of insomnia, paranoia and Shane-shaming.  Huge thanks to them for eventually delivering me safely into a facility where I could stabilize: I owe you. Big time.

 If you been tuned into these tour reports, I know AJ has let most of you fair readers know what was happening up until Denver. Up until our day off after the St. Louis show, the tour had been going great. All the shows were well attended and Weatherbox was having our best tour since the glory days of American Art. Huge thanks to all the fans who have come out to these shows and showed their support, hopefully we played as you expected/hoped we would.

 But then I took the drug…

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Finch Announce Tour With Weatherbox, Maps & Atlases

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 11, 2014

Finch are going out on a headlining tour in support of Back To Oblivion in October and November. Weatherbox and Maps & Atlases are support. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Road Blog: Weatherbox (Update IV)

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 4, 2014

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Weatherbox unfortunately had to pull off of their tour with Dikembe in support of their great new album, Flies In All Directions, but we have one more Road Blog from the band. Read the entry below!

From AJ Peacox: 

It’s the final 9 days of tour, and home is starting to feel like a finish line as we are making our way west through Kansas. 

In our last entry we were about to play at the Ottawa Tavern in Toledo, OH, a show that featured our good buddies in Shitty Neighbors. After their awesome headlining set the fellas were nice enough to give us each our own Shitty Neighbors shirt! 

The next day we were super excited to head out to Chicago where a bunch of our friends live. We played at a venue called Township that was really cool. The opening band Great Deceivers rocked out, and the amazing Kittyhawk took the stage after us. We were humbled to play to a packed room of enthusiastic Chicagoans. However, driving our van through the city proved to be a challenge. 

In St. Louis we played Fubar and had an excellent time watching the opening bands with Dikembe. One of the bands, Everyone Leaves, had one of the best ‘Defend Pop Tarts’ t-shirts that I’ve seen. After the show we headed to the hotel with Dikembe and our friends Kristin and Cory, who drove all the way from Orlando to hang with us in Chicago and St. Louis. 

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Weatherbox Drop Off Summer Tour Due To Medical Emergency

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 3, 2014

Weatherbox have been forced to drop off of their tour with Dikembe due to a medical emergency. Read a message from the band below after the jump.

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Aug 2, 2014

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POZ Road Blog: Weatherbox (Update III)

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 1, 2014

Weatherbox are out on tour with Dikembe supporting their great new album, Flies In All Directions. PropertyOfZack is happy to have the band locked in for a Road Blog series on the tour. Check out the tour dates here and the second Road Blog below!

From AJ Peacox: 

This past week has been an interesting installment in our tour journey with Dikembe. 

In our last entry we were about to play Buffalo, NY. The drive from Boston was long and exhausting, but we still found time to stop at a strange rest stop where we got our fortunes read by none other than Zoltar himself. Hours later we pulled into town at some ungodly hour. Once in Buffalo, we decided to goof around and listen to music until 6am, ensuring just enough time to nap before our session at Quiet Country Audio and our show at The Waiting Room.

After an amazing show with some of our favorite fans, we spent the night hanging out with our new friends before sinking into some much-needed sleep. The next morning we had our last American meal at our host’s restaurant. Then it was time to go to Canada. 

Canada is a foreign country located north of the United States. Most of us know it’s there, but most of us had never been there! Everything was incredibly new and exciting, from the $2 coins to the strange food known as Poutine. 

Our show was a lot of fun. It will go down in history as Weatherbox’s 2nd Canadian show ever - the first one since 2007. We met amazing people and bands, and even a dude who looked exactly like Brian. 

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POZ Road Blog: Weatherbox (Update II)

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 25, 2014

Weatherbox are out on tour with Dikembe supporting their great new album, Flies In All Directions. PropertyOfZack is happy to have the band locked in for a Road Blog series on the tour. Check out the tour dates here and the second Road Blog below!

From AJ Peacox:

It’s been 17 days since we left our hometown of San Diego to embark on our tour. I’m writing this entry thousands of miles from home, sitting on a back porch in Boston, MA where some awesome people put us up for the night after our show at the Great Scott. 

Our show in Brooklyn was incredibly fun. St. Vitas is always a really fun venue to hang out at with its vampiric ethos and ‘satan loves you’ wristbands. It’s right across the street from the God Bless Deli, the juxtaposition of which never fails to entertain. 

In my last entry I mentioned that we hoped to wander be city. Well, we got our wish after the show when our band members got separated, and half of us wandered the streets of Brooklyn at 3 am, sleeping bags and dead phones in hand, trying to find Brian. 

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POZ Road Blog: Weatherbox (Update I)

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 21, 2014

Weatherbox are out on tour with Dikembe supporting their great new album, Flies In All Directions. PropertyOfZack is happy to have the band locked in for a Road Blog series on the tour. Check out the tour dates here and the first Road Blog below!

From AJ Peacox:

Us Weatherboxes began our tour adventures on July 4th, watching fireworks off the side of the freeway as we put San Diego further and further behind us.

The first show in New Mexico was exciting. It was the first time playing with this current line-up, and of course we got to see our buddies in Seahaven.

Making our way across the south with Seahaven, we played a show in Oklahoma City before heading up to the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis where fans brought us Tarot cards and magic crystals. After splitting up for a raucous basement show in Carbondale it was time for the long drive to Atlanta, GA for a show at the Drunken Unicorn. Goodbye, Seahaven!

We were excited for Atlanta not only because we love our fans out there, but because we finally got to meet up with Dikembe. After watching their set for the first time, we knew this tour was going to be filled with rock, fun, and Magic the Gathering.

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POZ, 1BlueString Present: Big Footprints - The Big Comp II: 85 Bands, 5$ For Charity

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 2, 2014

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Last year we partnered with Big Footprints for the first iteration of The Big Comp, and it is seriously a pleasure to be teaming up with the organization this year once again for The Big Comp II

Big Footprints is the marriage of musical and artistic communities around the world for the betterment of our environment. 60% of the profits will be going to 1BlueString, a campaign that asks guitarists to replace 1 of their 6 strings with a blue string to symbolize the 1 in 6 men who have survived childhood sexual abuse. The the remaining 40% will be going to The Nature Conservancy for a second year in a row.

We went big last year, but even bigger this year, we mean it. For a minimum of $5 you can download 85 fantastic tracks by 85 different bands with all donations (minus Bandcamp fees) going directly to the charities listed above until July 31st.

What are you waiting for? Check out the artwork and track listing and download the 85 band comp for a minimum of $5 (or more) below!

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Weatherbox Release “Pagan Baby” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - May 29, 2014

Weatherbox has released a new music video for “Pagan Baby.” Watch the video below after the jump. 

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Weatherbox, Dikembe Announce Summer tour

by Zack Zarrillo - May 28, 2014

Weatherbox and Dikembe will be going out on a great tour this July and August. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Seahaven, Weatherbox Announce Mini-Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - May 20, 2014

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Seahaven and Weatherbox will be doing a mini-tour together in July. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Review: Weatherbox - Flies In All Directions

by Zack Zarrillo - May 13, 2014

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by Caitlin DeWeese, edited by Erik van Rheenen

The father of Weatherbox, Brian Warren, is a dude so gifted, twisted, and ingenious, that I’ve yet to hear anything less than impeccable come from his brain. 

Am I a super fan? Maybe. Telling the truth? Definitely.

Warren kicked off his musical career early in high school, like most of us who find our 14-year-old selves in our bedrooms, hating everyone. He joined a couple of bands at first, which culminated in his creation of Weatherbox in 2005. Since then, Warren and a revolving group of musicians have played hundreds of shows, and released a handful of EPs and two ridiculously solid full-lengths, American Art and The Cosmic Drama. Most reviews I read talk about Brian’s influences and blah, blah, blah. Yeah, we know there are some emo twinges and some Say Anything-ish vocals, but Warren’s music is much more than that, and deserves more credit than it gets.

One of the draws of Weatherbox is the project’s impassioned lyricism and amazing sense of syntax Warren possesses.  American Art and The Cosmic Drama hold lyrical conundrums, against-the-grain encouragement, and jabs at dogma.

And, honestly, Weatherbox’s third full-length, Flies in All Directions, is no different.  

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Albums Out This Week

by Zack Zarrillo - May 11, 2014

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May 13th 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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