Monday, February 25, 2013

NoraStone Interview


NoraStone is an upcoming band from New York, well on their way to making their presence known nationally. Only about one year old with a few months performance experience under their belt, the band has already opened for Flyleaf and Drowning Pool and played venues in New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

NoraStone’s “Hopeless Lives & Lullabies” is a five-track album that expertly shows off each member’s individual talents. As a whole, NoraStone sounds polished and perfected despite being such a young band. Upon first listen, the guitar solos and vocals are reminiscent of Avenged Sevenfold and leave the listener wanting more. Hearing a band like NoraStone is refreshing considering the talent (or lack thereof) that is popular in today’s music industry. Because of their unique sound, the band is able to really differentiate themselves from everything that is out there right now. Having this advantage is really the best key in a successful career in the industry.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Fall Out Boy Saves Rock and Roll

Fall Out Boy

First emerging from Illinois in the early 2000s, Fall Out Boy became a well known band, not only for their long song titles but their stage presence as well. Their first album ‘Take This to Your Grave’ was released in 2003, with hits such as ‘Dead on Arrival,’ and ‘Grand Theft Autumn’ (Billboard). In 2005, Fall Out Boy released their second album, ‘From Under the Cork Tree.’ This album really put the band on the charts with ‘Sugar We’re Going Down,’ and ‘Dance, Dance.’ The album went double platinum and the band went on to play at The Bamboozle Festival and on the Vans Warped Tour. Third album ‘Infinity on High’ brought fans ‘This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race’ in 2007 and the album ‘Folie a Deux’ brought us hit song ‘I Don’t Care’ shortly after.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

2013 Vans Warped Tour

The Vans Warped Tour has added some new bands to their lineup this year, proving that this year will be better than the last. Although more bands are still being announced, confirmed artists include Hawthorne Heights, Chiodos, Sleeping with Sirens, Motion City Soundtrack, Blessthefall, We Came as Romans, and I See Stars among several others. The next band announcement is this Friday, February 8th. 

Tickets are now on sale for all the tour dates through the Vans Warped Tour website and Ticketmaster. Check out the Vans Warped Tour blog for more information.