Sunday, October 29, 2006

TMG :: Denver

Upcoming Shows/Events

Hey, kids. If everyone could add to their myspaces that'd be great! I'm gonna be running the Militia Group Denver Street Team page, so yeah. You'll be all up to date on all the upcoming Militia Group shows and release dates and stuff! ^_^ Yay!

Listen To: The Police

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Another Quick Update

So, Steph lent me a butt load of CD's! New CD's are exciting. :D
  • The Hush Sound - Like Vines
  • Cute Is What We Aim For - The Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch
  • Saves The Day - Through Being Cool
  • Jon Frederik Band - Life In Progress
  • Hellogoodbye - the new one. :P
I'll go more into depth on this later, but - The Hush Sound. The first song, I was blown away. It's great. And then the others... Lemme say something. Not every band on Fueled By Ramen needs to sound like Panic! At The Disco. You can just... Have your own sound. That's totally fine. In fact, attention EVERY band - DON'T try to sound like Panic! At The Disco. Don't try to sound like anyone. Just create your own music. The end.

Listen To: Don't Look Down

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Bullets Should Make Points, Not Misery

Also, I just made that title up. :D I'm slightly proud of it! Anyways, a bunch of quick points/facts/info stuffers:
  • Got New Found Glory's new CD "Coming Home"
  • Got Park's new CD "Building A Better ______"
  • Got an advance copy of Ronnie Day's "The Album"
  • Got Saosin's new self-titled CD/DVD
  • Got The Transit War's new CD "Miss Your Face"
  • Got my The Militia Group Street Team supplies
  • Can't wait for Copeland's new release: "Eat, Sleep, Repeat"
  • I love Don't Look Down's CD "Start The Show". One of the best Pop-Punk CD's of all time.
  • There's gotta be more, but I can't think of it.
That's just a quick lil blurb. I'll probably go into detail on every single one of those points later on. But not now. It's almost 4AM and I'm tired!

Listen To: Ronnie Day

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Interview With Scott Windsor Of Umbrellas

I went and saw Umbrellas live yesterday. Incredible experience. I also got the opportunity to meet Scott beforehand and afterwards and asked him a few questions. This "interview" was conducted on two paper plates.

Me: Is Angels & Demons based on an actual event?
Scott: Based on living in a college town and not trusting the girls that live there.

Me: What was the first step in recording/writing?
Scott: I spent all winter writing by myself, then I took the songs to the other guys.

Me: Favorite food? (Obligatory)
Scott: Steak and mashed potatoes.

Me: Is there a central theme to Illuminare?
Scott: No central theme. Just a "brighter" outlook on life.

Me: How have your friends and parents affected your music?
Scott: I write a lot of lyrics based on friends experiences. Parents - not so much.

Me: What have you been listening to recently?
Scott: The new Cursive, Muse, and Keane.

That was undoubtedly the most profound interview you have, or will, ever read. :D But, really, it was awesome to meet Scott and he sounded FLAWLESS live. It was really awesome. I also saw: New London Fire (pretty good stuff!), Down To Earth Approach (not bad!), The Forecast (meh...), and theAudition (ugh). I left in the middle of theAudition. Saw two songs of theirs at Warped Tour, also. I just get this vibe that they are there because they "jumped on the bandwagon". They're just trendy, I guess. Can't really respect them, much. :P

I'll go over what I think of some CD's in a bit, and revisit a few older ones.

Listen To: Hopewood

Monday, October 02, 2006

Bravo, Max.

Recently, an incredible musician named Tim Kinsella wrote a little article. The article pissed me off, to put it lightly. And today, Max Bemis of Say Anything responded to it. And his response is incredible. Bravo, Max. I agree wholeheartedly.
Hello Everyone, Max Bemis from Say Anything here.

Not that you would know, Tim, being that you are the kind of music-hermit who only listens to his own records, we are probably one of those bands you refer to, if not, we might as well be.
I'd just like to point out to everyone that Tim is old, jaded, ill informed and his very own bands not only submit for the tours of the bands he disses, but Tim is a member of joan of arc and make believe, both of which are still relatively poppy run of the mill progressive psuedo- mathy emo bands. he was on jade tree records which, though an indie, is still a COG IN THE EMO MACHINE HE CLAIMS IS CULTURE EATING ITSELF. To someone even more jaded, he would be the complete tool for ushering in the entire emo movement.

By refusing to embrace humanism and try to understand, rather than alienate the next generation and their choice in music or how they choose to express himself, he has become a fascist neo conservative of rock and roll: the worst kind of hypocrite. Don't let this asshole tell you what to do or even joke about the music your pour your passion into.

If bad bands exist, they exist so good bands can come and take their place: so art and expression can constantly evolve. Keep making music. If you don't like the music that's around, FORM YOUR OWN FUCKING BAND. MAKE A BIG FUCKING ROCK AND ROLL RECORD OR BETTER YET, SOME SUB PAR MATH ROCK RECORD ABOUT HOW CORPORATE AMERICA DICTATES FASHIONS, TRENDS, AND THUS, THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. Don't BITCH ABOUT IT and try and cross promote your own INFLATED SELF by writing AN ARTICLE in a youth cultured magazine that will only make KIDS FEEL SHITTY ABOUT THEMSELVES and WHO THEY ARE: something as disgusting as homophobia, genderism, or ignorance that you preach against. You are emophobic. Self LOATHING EMOPHOBIC. And the sick thing is, I love the music you make. It influences my music. And you are a part of this, not to mention the fact that you've been reviewed and mentioned countless times in Alternative Press. Of course you'd pick a fight with one of the smaller publications that exist. What about Rolling Stone. What about fucking TIME MAGAZINE, Tim?

If you're one Tim's six friends, send his this message:


Love Maxim

Couldn't have said it better. I bolded the parts that you should read over a few more times.

Listen To: Valencia