Saturday, September 29, 2012

An Artist Manager's Dream or Nightmare?

Billie Joe, lead singer of Green Day, gave quite the performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival last week. According to WPTV, Billie Joe’s reaction was in response to his set being cut short during the concert. After throwing around a few f-bombs, Billie Joe went on to smash his guitar on stage, outwardly displaying his anger and frustration. For the past few days, fans have been buzzing about the performance and the allegation that Billy Joe has checked into rehab for substance abuse (Alternative Press).

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Punk Goes Pop Volume 5 Release Date

Punk Goes
Fearless Records just announced that ‘Punk Goes Pop Volume 5’ is to be released on November 6. This album is the fifth volume in the Punk Goes Pop series and includes performances by The Maine, Mayday Parade, We Came as Romans, Breathe Carolina, and Forever the Sickest Kids. The collection is well known for their other albums such as ‘Punk Goes Crunk,’ which features alternative rock artists covering R&B songs, ‘Punk Goes Classic Rock’, which features classic rock songs, and ‘Punk Goes Acoustic’, which features alternative rock songs.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Yellowcard's Southern Air Review


Yellowcard emerged in the early 2000s and quickly became well known for their quick tempos and violin incorporation. Their first album with Capitol Records, Ocean Avenue, released in 2003, was amazing in terms of technicality. With songs like “Only One,” “Empty Apartment,” and “Way Away,” listeners were introduced to something they had never heard before. Violinist Sean Mackin added more depth and emotion to the songs and complimented Ryan Key’s vocals. The band played on the Vans Warped Tour and toured with Matchbook Romance (Billboard). Since then they have released a few albums, Lights and Sounds in 2006, Paper Walls in 2007, When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes in 2011, and now Southern Air (Yellowcard).