First Annual 'Scram It Like You Mean It' Tour Announce
May 21, 2010
The first annual "Scream It Like You Mean It Tour
," with Silverstein
, Dance Gavin Dance
, I Set My Friends On Fire
, Sky Eats Airplane
, and Close To Home
, kicks off July 8 in Sayreville, NJ with a special concert that will also include The Devil Wears Prada
, Miss May I
, and Your Demise
The month-long, 26-city trek is sponsored by Peta 2
, Electric Zombie Clothing
Fans should log onto www.screamitlikeyoumeanit.com
where they will have access to exclusive video updates, news, exclusive alerts, and be able to buy tickets directly from the site, including VIP tickets for meet and greets with all the bands. There will also be a community page where concertgoers will be able to set up their very own profile page.
Stay tuned for more details and lineup additions.
View a video about the Scream It Like You Mean It
Tour at this location
"Scream It Like You Mean It
" Tour Dates:
7/08 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom (w/ The Devil Wears Prada
, Miss May I
, Your Demise
7/09 - Detroit, MI - St Andrews Hall
7/10 - Chicago, IL - Metro
7/11 - St Paul, MN - Station 4
7/13 - Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
7/14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
7/16 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
7/17 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
7/18 - Orangevale, CA - Club Retro
7/20 - West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
7/21 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
7/22 - San Diego, CA - Soma
7/23 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
7/25 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
7/26 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
7/27 - Austin, TX - Emo's
7/28 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
7/30 - Club at Firestone - Orlando, FL
7/31 - State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL
8/01 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
8/03 - Rams Head Live! - Baltimore, MD
8/04 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
8/05 - The Fillmore At Irving Plaza - New York, NY
8/06 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA (w/ August Burns Red
, Story Of The Year
8/07 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT (w/ August Burns Red
, Story Of The Year
8/08 - Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
'Punk Goes Pop 2' Song Premieres On Myspace
January 8, 2009
Emo rockers, Silverstein's
cover of "Apologize
" by One Republic
is the first song to be posted to the 'Punk Goes Pop 2'
vocalist Shane Told
had the following to say about being a part of 'Punk Goes Pop 2'
"We are super excited to be a part of 'Punk Goes Pop 2'
. We had a blast recording 'Red Light Pledge
' for the 'Punk Goes Acoustic 2'
, so we jumped at the chance to record a song for this one.
The interesting thing is that even though we've been a band for 9 years, we've never really done any covers. The only one we did was a cover of Lifetime's
" for a tribute album that never came out. Most bands start out doing some covers before they write their own songs, but we jumped right into originals.
When we had to choose a song, there was a million we talked about doing, but we all agreed that "Apologize
" would be rad. It was a song we all secretly rocked out to, a total guilty pleasure. It's super catchy, it's the kind of song you hear once and it's instantly stuck in your head. I also met One Republic
one time and they were really nice. I hope they don't think we ruined their song.
I'm super excited to hear what our friends bands have done, especially Bayside
and A Day To Remember
. I can't wait to get this CD in my hands.
We had so much fun recording this that we decided to do some other covers as well. We're almost done recording our new album and we're going to have some B-Side cover songs as well. Check that out on March 31st!"
Look for the next song premiere on January 27th at www.myspace.com/punkgoespop2
Alesana Lip Sync Contest
October 24, 2008
Screamo rockers, Alesana, have set up a new video contest giving you the chance to win signed merch and a featured spot on their web pages! All you have to do is get out those air guitars, your wonderful fake vocals, and record yourself lip syncing to their song, "This Is Usually the Part Where People Scream".
Upload the video online and Alesana will personally pick their favorite video as the winner! Details on the contest and prizes are as follows:
Here's how to enter:
1. Record yourself on video in the most creative way, Lip Syncing to our song, "This Is Usually the Part Where People Scream".
2. E-mail us a link to your video to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. The best and most creative Lip Sync video will be the WINNER!
What you'll win:
• Signed copy of the 'Where Myth Fades to Legend' CD.
• Signed poster
• Your winning video featured on our myspace page.
"We'll be taking entries until November 14th at midnight so start posting those video links as soon as possible. We can't wait to see what you guys come up with!"
Alesana On Tour:
w/ Chiodos, Silverstein, Escape The Fate:
10/24 - Soma San Diego, CA
10/25 - House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
10/26 - Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
10/28 - Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK
10/29 - House of Blues Dallas, TX
10/30 - Sunset Station San Antonio, TX
10/31 - House of Blues New Orleans, LA
11/01 - Jannus Landing St. Petersburg, FL
11/02 - Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
11/03 - Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
11/05 - The Norva Norfolk, VA
11/06 - The Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
11/07 - Roseland Ballroom New York, NY
11/08 - The Palladium Worcester, MA
11/09 - Ram's Head Live Baltimore, MD
11/10 - The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
11/12 - House of Blues Cleveland, OH
11/13 - Reviera Theatre Chicago, IL
11/14 - The Orbit Room Grand RApids, MI
w/ A Static Lullaby:
11/16 - Mac's Lansing, MI
11/18 - Doug's Rockhouse Grill Aurora, IL
11/19 - Picador Iowa City, IA
11/20 - Fubar St. Louis, MO
11/21 - The Foundry Joplin, MO
11/22 - Bricktown Oklahoma City, OK
11/23 - The Village Little Rock, AR
11/24 - Boney Junes Evansville, IN
11/25 - Rockettown Nashville, TN
11/26 - Club Oasis Louisville, KY
11/28 - New Brookland Columbia, SC
Alesana Gear Up For Tour
October 11, 2008
Hailing from Raleigh, NC, sweetcore (another new category? -Ed.) rockers Alesana
persist with their usual demanding tour schedule today as they gladly gear up to head out on tour with Chiodos
, Escape The Fate
, and A Skylit Drive
. The tour will commence at the infamous Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado, and wrap up in mid-November in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The North Carolina natives are no strangers to the road, both at home and abroad. This past year Alesana
has been out and about all over the map, wandering the stages of the world from Japan to Europe to South America. The band has already shared the stage with bands such as From First To Last
, Haste The Day
, From Autumn To Ashes
, The Devil Wears Prada
, and Drop Dead Gorgeous
. In addition to their international travel, the band got down and dirty headlining the Vans Warped Tour
all summer long on the SmartPunk Stage
"I don't think I'll ever get used to this," says frontman Dennis Lee
. "Seeing kids go crazy like that thousands of miles away from home reminds me that I have the best job in the world."
With sold out venues nationwide and combined record sales totaling at more than 80,000, this national tour is expected to be packed to the brim.
Check out their MySpace page
for updated news, videos and music.
, Escape The Fate
, and A Skylit Drive
10/14 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/15 - Magna, UT @ Saltair
10/17 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
10/18 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
10/19 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
10/21 - San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom
10/22 - Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
10/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
10/24 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
10/25 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/26 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
10/28 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
10/29 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/30 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station
10/31 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/01 - St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
11/02 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
11/03 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
11/05 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
11/06 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory
11/07 - New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
11/08 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/09 - Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
11/10 - Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
11/12 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues - Cleveland
11/13 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/14 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
Chiodos Set To Release 'Bone Palace Ballet' Limited Edition
September 16, 2008
After surpassing sales of over 162,000 copies of their breakout album 'Bone Palace Ballet'
is preparing to release a limited edition version of the album titled 'Bone Palace Ballet: Grand Coda'
October 28 (Equal Vision
). The group’s second album, 'Bone Palace Ballet'
--originally released in September of 2007--debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. The new version--which the group headed back into the studio with producer Casey Bates
to complete--features four new songs as well as two acoustic versions of “I Didn't Say I Was Powerful, I Said I Was A Wizard
” and “A Letter From Janelle
,” that have never been released to the public. The new cover artwork for the disc from artist Paul Romano
) can be viewed here
. The loaded offering also includes a 30-minute DVD preview with live performances as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the band’s inner circle. Chiodos
will release their first-ever full length DVD offering in 2009 that Doug Spangenberg
(Lamb of God
” & “Walk With Me In Hell
,” Every Time I Die
”) is on board to direct.
“We are really excited to be able to present the complete version of 'Bone Palace Ballet'
,” says Chiodos
lead vocalist Craig Owens
. “Our fans have always supported us in everything we’ve done and I can’t wait for them to experience the definitive release of 'Bone Palace Ballet: Grand Coda'
In video news, Chiodos
have tapped renowned director Darren Doane
, Jimmy Eat World
, As I Lay Dying
) to lens the clip for their second single “The Undertaker’s Thirst For Revenge Is Unquenchable
. (The Final Battle
)”. Expect to hear news of the clip’s debut soon.
In touring news, the acclaimed Flint, MI sextet have announced multiple tours including headlining dates as well as co-headlining tours with Motion City Soundtrack
which will keep them on the road into 2009. See the dates below and expect more to be announced soon.
Following is the complete track listing for 'Bone Palace Ballet: Grand Coda'
01. Two Birds Stoned At Once
02. Is It Progression If A Cannibal Uses A Fork
(Joey Pea-Pot With A Monkey Face
04. Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered
05. A Letter From Janelle
06. I Didn't Say I Was Powerful, I Said I Was A Wizard
07. ...And Then The Liver Screamed "HELP!"
08. We Swam From Albatross, The Day We Lost Kailey Cost
09. Life Is A Perception Of Your Own Reality
10. If I Cut My Hair, Hawaii Will Sink
11. Smitten For The Mitten
12. Intensity In Ten Cities
13. The Undertaker's Thirst For Revenge Is Unquenchable
. (The Final Battle
14. I Didn't Say I Was Powerful, I Said I Was A Wizard
15. A Letter From Janelle
Co-headlining w/ Motion City Soundtrack
, Hit the Lights
and Person L
9/22 - Louisville, KY - Club Oasis
9/23 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
9/24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small’s* (No Motion City Soundtrack
9/25 - Johnson City, NY - Magic City Music Hall
9/26 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights* (No Motion City Soundtrack
9/27 - Providence, RI - Lupo’s
9/28 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place
9/30 - Richmond, VA - The National
10/1 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater
10/2 - Nashville, TN - Rocketown
Co-headlining w/ Silverstein
, Escape the Fate
, and A Skylit Drive
10/10 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
10/11 - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
10/12 - Minneapolis, MN - Epic
10/14 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
10/15 - Magna, UT - Saltair
10/17 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
10/18 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
10/19 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
10/21 - San Francisco, CA - Grand Ballroom
10/22 - Fresno, CA - Rainbow Ballroom
10/23 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theatre
10/24 - San Diego, CA - Soma
10/25 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
10/26 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
10/28 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
10/29 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
10/30 - San Antonio, TX - Sunset Station
10/31 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
11/1 - Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
11/2 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
11/3 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
11/5 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
11/6 - Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory
11/7 - New York , NY - Roseland Ballroom
11/8 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
11/9 - Baltimore, MD - Ram’s Head Live
11/10 - Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom
11/12 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
11/13 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
11/14 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room
11/15 - Toronto, ONT - Sound Academy
Headlining International dates
11/21 - Monterey, MEX - Café Iguana
11/22 - Mexico City, MEX - Hard Rock Live
11/23 - Mexico City, MEX - Hard Rock Live
YEAR FORMED: 2000
HOME TOWN: Ontario, Canada
Shane Told (vocals)
Neil Boshart (guitar)
Josh Bradford (guitar)
Bill Hamilton (bass)
Paul Koehler (drums)
Acquiring the name from the famous children's author, Silverstein was formed in early 2000 in an attempt to tear down the boundaries between Hardcore, Emo and Punk. Originally starting as a side project, the band was a chance for its members to try something new and get away from their current Punk, Metal, Ska and Hardcore bands.
The name "Silverstein" was chosen as a tribute to the author Shel Silverstein whom each band member had read growing up. Mr. Silverstein sadly passed away a few months before the band was started. The emotion, character, and wisdom reflected in his works were all important influences to the members who chose to honor his name.
Silverstein are from the thriving scene of Southern Ontario, Canada that includes such acts as Grade (R.I.P.), Jersey, Moneen, Somehow Hollow and Maharahj. Early shows were met with great response and the band quickly self-released their first EP, "Summer's Stellar Gaze" in Summer 2000. The release was greeted with strong local support that blossomed across the rest of Canada embracing this young band's refreshing and powerful sound.
As word of mouth spread, Silverstein underwent a transition, becoming the main project for all of its members. Founding guitarist Richard McWalter left the band and was replaced by former Maharahj guitarist Neil Boshart. The addition brought a myriad of new influences and ideas- solidifying and enhancing the band's developing trademark sound. With the new, solid lineup in effect, Silverstein toured throughout Eastern Canada and Quebec to very supportive audiences. In April 2002, their second EP "When the Shadows Beam" was released and found its way into the hands of Victory owner, Tony Brummel. After a meeting in Toronto and live show a month later, Silverstein was quickly signed in October 2002.
With influences ranging from The Get Up Kids to Grade, Mineral to Cave-In, and even Pedro the Lion to Slayer, Silverstein is a true mix of of multiple musical styles. Vocalist Shane Told's powerful melodic singing and gut wrenching screaming evoke the pain, struggle and emotion of the complex lyrics, which represent true feelings of heartbreak and frustration. Unlike much of the stagnant post-hard core scene today, Silverstein finds a way to keep the music unique and interesting, but always catchy and memorable. Musical innovations including a violin and adding 6/8 meter melodic parts to screaming breakdowns help to achieve this...
The sound is reinforced by the talented rhythm section made up of drummer Paul Koelher and bassist Bill Hamilton. At times it is nearly impossible to differentiate the shimmering, clean and distorted guitars of Boshart and Josh Bradford from human vocals, instantly captivating the listener with their harmony and power.