January 2, 2011
December 24, 2010
Top 25 Records of the Year
1. Yeasayer – Odd Blood
2. Hot Chip – One Life StandHot Chip - I Feel Better Uploaded by EMI_Music. - See the latest featured music videos.
3. We Are Scientists – Barbara
4. Broken Bells – S/T
5. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
6. Tokyo Police Club – Champ
7. Surfer Blood – Atro Coast
8. Girl Talk – All Day
9. The Balconies – S/T
10. Nas & Damian Marley – Distant Relatives
11. Reflection Eternal – Revolutions Per Minute
12. Vampire Weekend – Contra
13. Chiddy Bang – The Preview
14. LCD Soundsytem – This Is Happening
15. Gaslight Anthem – American Slang
16. Miami Horror – Illumination
17. Simian Mobile Disco – Delicacies
18. Spoon - Transference
19. Sleigh Bells – Treats
20. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – The Brutalist Bricks
21. Atmosphere – To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy
22. The Golden Filter – Voluspa
23. Chromeo – Business Casual
24. B.o.B. – The Adventures of Bobby Ray
25. Dead To Me – African Elephants
Just missed the cut:
Best Coast – Crazy For You
Young Galaxy – Invisible Republic
Kelis – Fleshtone
Crookers – Tons Of Friends
Booka Shade – More!
The Black Keys – Brothers
Beach House – Teen Dream
Clock/Dagger – Lost Art
Young Widows – Old Wounds
The New Brunswick indie rockers’ sharp vocal harmonies and power-poppy, left-of-the-dial delivery could have ruled college radio in the mid ’90s. Sounds a lot like Velvet Crush, The Lemonheads and The Smithereens. They’ll play The Court Tavern (124 Church St., New Brunswick) Saturday night. Show starts at 9. P.E.D. headlines. Tickets cost $5. 21-plus.
The thundering sound fires from this Lancaster, Pa., metalers’ “Haunt What’s Left” CD showers in hardcore technicality and ruthlessness. August Burns Red and Bring On the Horizon share in the band’s youthful exuberant, heavy melodica and religious undertones, but also show an appreciation for the tireless ground work laid down by heavy outfits from Iron Maiden to Lamb Of God, who through professionalism and drive gave often misunderstood hardline acts like TOTA a world to explore and conquer. They’ll headline the Heavy New Year Tour that crash lands at The Backstage at Championship Bar (931 Chambers St., Trenton) Sunday afternoon. Show starts at 3. An Early Ending, Deception Of A Ghost, Where The Ocean Meets The Sky, Sicker Than Most, Within Cold Blood, The World Ends With You, Transcends and Embracing Disaster round out the bill. Tickets cost $12 in advance, $14 at the door. All-ages.Departures @ Nada day 4 Departures | Myspace Music Videos
The Bayonne punk rockers “Save The Last Mosh” of the 2010 season for The Mill Hill Basement (300 S. Broad St., Trenton) Sunday night. Their music is fairly melodic in a Bouncing Souls sort of way but morphs into hardcore when the singer slips into these sloppy-yet-speedy vocal haymakers. Hearing some Rancid and Set Your Goals influences in the mix of styles, too. Show starts at 10. Maya’s Ruin and Angels 8 Riot open. Tickets cost $5. 21-plus.
Earning state treasure status through the popularity of his UHF kiddie show, “The Uncle Floyd Show,” Floyd Vivino’s warped slapsticks were laced in adult themes just packaged in a children’s show wrapper. The show, which included lip-synched performances from the likes of The Ramones, was so liked in Jersey it ended up being syndicated in 17 markets by 1980, including Philly and Boston. Its popularity reached John Lennon apparently, as David Bowie – who made tribute to Vivino on “Slip Away” - has been quoted as saying he became a fan of show through the Beatle. This dude is crazy, too. According to Internet reports, Vivino set a Guinness World Record for non-stop piano playing – tickling the ivories for 24 hours and 15 minutes back in 1999. He also claims to have the largest collection of Italian records. Floyd, who will spend his third-straight Boxing Day playing The Record Collector (358 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown) on Sunday night, mixes up ragtime and vaudeville when headlining gigs these days. Show starts at 7. Tickets cost $15. All-ages.
The classic country-crooning husband and wife team headline The Record Collector (358 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown) Tuesday night. For fans of Nanci Griffith, Maybelle Carter and Patsy Cline. Show starts at 7:30. Tickets cost $10. All-ages.
The Philly punk rockers play the Bouncing Souls’ Home For The Holidays after party at Asbury Lanes (209 4th Ave., Asbury Park) on Wednesday night. The Souls’ four-day Xmas celebration at The Stone Pony is totally sold out, so if you got no bank and no ticket yet, this show is more than just the next best thing. The Holy Mess – which features an ex member of The Ruining - are a super up-in-coming band with a lot of heart and passion for playing punk as fast and loud as they can. And that rules. Show starts at 11. Banquets headline. DJ Lamar Vannoy spins between sets. All-ages.
Scott Frost’s On The Beat concert listing appears in The Trentonian and at www.trentonian.com every Thursday. If your band is playing around town, email the On the Beat web line at email@example.com.
December 12, 2010
TOUR DATES: March 1 Nashville, TN Exit/In
March 2 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
March 3 Charleston, SC Music Farm
March 4 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
March 5 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
March 9 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
March 10 Jacksonville, FL The Freebird
March 11 Orlando, FL Beacham Theatre
March 12 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
March 13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
March 16 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
March 19 Dallas, TX House of Blues
March 20 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
March 23 Little Rock, AK Revolution Music Hall
March 24 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
March 25 Austin, TX Antone’s
March 26 Houston, TX House of Blues
New Get Up Kids music! Yay! Wait, boo hoo! No, yay! Get emo again, people! There's two shows set for the TLA in Philly for March. Hmmm ... wondering where I put my striped sweater and Coke-bottle glasses.
The new song"PARARELEVANT" can be found at: http://bit.ly/hhPQtU(email is required for download).
- On The Beat
THE GET UP KIDS ANNOUNCE EAST COAST + MIDWEST TOUR DATES!
NEW ALBUM THERE ARE RULES OUT JANUARY 25, 2011!
DOWNLOAD "PARARELEVANT" FROM THERE ARE RULES!
The Get Up Kids have announced details of the second leg of their 2011 North American tour, covering cities on the east coast and midwest, in support of their forthcoming album There Are Rules. The second set of dates begins in Orlando, FL on February 22 and runs through March 13 and includes two shows in New York City March 2 and 3.
A limited number of tickets for each market have been held for The Get Up Kids fans and will be available through an exclusive Ducat King presale that begins Friday, December 10th, 2010 @ 12pm EST. The presale can be accessed by visiting:
Support on these new dates comes from Miniature Tigers and Brian Bonz. Tickets will be made available to the general public December 16th. This new run of shows is in addition to the first leg of the tour January 22-February 5, which were announced last month.
The band is also unveiling a second new track from the upcoming album There Are Rules as a free MP3 this week.
The Get Up Kids will release a limited edition 7" single "Automatic" on January 11, 2011 followed by the full length There Are Rules on January 25th on their own Quality Hill Records.
THE GET UP KIDS 2011 TOUR DATES
January 21 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live % ^
January 22 - Austin, TX @ Emo's % ^
January 23 - Dallas, TX @ The Loft % ^
January 25 - Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse % ^
January 26 - San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues % ^
January 27 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour % ^
January 28 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House % ^
January 29 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's % ^
January 30 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill % ^
February 01 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater % ^
February 02 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's % ^
February 03- Seattle, WA @ The Knitting Factory % ^
February 04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound % ^
February 05 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater % ^
February 23 - Orlando, FL @ The Social # *
February 24 - Orlando, FL @ The Social # *
February 25 - St.Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre # *
February 26 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club # *
February 27 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle # *
March 01 - Washington, DC @ The Black Cat # *
March 02 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall # *
March 03 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg # *
March 04 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts # *
March 05 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts # *
March 06 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club # *
March 08 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre # *
March 09 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop # *
March 10 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall # *
March 11 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge # *
March 12 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall # *
March 13 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck # *
# with Miniature Tigers and Brian Bonz
EISLEY EMERGES FROM "THE VALLEY" MARCH 1 FIRST ALBUM IN FOUR YEARS EXPLORES TURBULENT TIMES FOR THE DUPREES FREE MP3 OF "AMBULANCE" AVAILABLE NOW Eisley will release their first album in four years, "The Valley," on March 1 via Equal Vision Records. The 11-track set was recorded at Rosewood Studios in their hometown of Tyler, Texas, with producer/engineers Gary Leach and Austin Deptula (LeAnn Rimes), and mixed by Andy Freeman at Bay Area Tone in San Francisco. See below for a track listing. A free stream and MP3 of "Ambulance" from "The Valley" is available now through the widget at http://bit.ly/igt2dF">http://bit.ly/igt2dF>. (See the site for code to embed the widget elsewhere.) The album's title refers to the emotional turmoil that the DuPree sisters, who front Eisley, experienced as they crafted their third album: Sherri enduring a failed marriage; Chauntelle, a broken engagement; and Stacy, a painful breakup. The only relationship that ended on their terms was the split with Warner Bros. Records, the label that released their first two albums and several EPs. Promising to bring listeners through the band's darkest and most trying times, "The Valley" reveals their strength, patience and perseverance. On tracks like "Smarter" and "Sad," there's a musical aggression and emotional urgency that transports you to the moment they were written, laying bare the open wound of the broken heart. And the chilling album closer, "Ambulance," is an icy snapshot of the very moment of betrayal and abandonment. Elsewhere, there's a stately solace in the hopeful "Kind" and whimsical "Mr. Moon," and buoyant string arrangements decorate opener "The Valley" and "Watch It Die." As previously announced, Eisley will precede the release of "The Valley" with a U.S. tour in February, supporting Rooney on all dates. The 21-date run begins February 2 in Albuquerque and includes stops in Kansas City, the Twin Cities, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Washington DC, Nashville, Denver and other markets. See below for a complete list of dates. --- EISLEY - "THE VALLEY" TRACK LISTING 1. The Valley 2. Smarter 3. Watch It Die 4. Sad 5. Oxygen Mask 6. Better Love 7. I Wish 8. Kind 9. Mr. Moon 10. Please 11. Ambulance --- EISLEY TOUR DATES February 2011 2 -- Albuquerque, NM -- Launchpad 4 -- Tulsa, OK -- Cain's Ballroom 2nd Stage 5 -- Kansas City, MO -- The Beaumont Club 6 -- St. Paul, MN -- Station 4 7 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Mad Planet 8 -- Grand Rapids, MI -- The Intersection 9 -- Pontiac, MI -- Crofoot Ballroom 10 -- Chicago, IL -- Lincoln Hall 11 -- Columbus, OH -- The Basement 12 -- Cleveland Heights, OH -- Grog Shop 13 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Alter Bar 14 -- Newport, KY -- Southgate House 16 -- Cambridge, MA -- Middle East 17 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Theater of Living Arts 18 -- Washington, DC -- Rock and Roll Hotel 19 -- Carrboro, NC -- Cat's Cradle 20 -- Asheville, NC -- Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall 21 -- Nashville, TN -- Exit/In 22 -- Memphis, TN -- Hi-Tone Cafe 23 -- St. Louis, MO -- The Firebird 25 -- Denver, CO -- Marquis Theatre 26 -- Salt Lake City, UT -- Kilby Court
Got this from FLATFOOT 56's people ... too late to get it into The Trentonian this week. You can see the gutter punk-Irish rockers play Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park this Tuesday with the Street Dogs (ex Dropkick Murphys).
Here's what they're people are saying:
Home Sweet Home - FLATFOOT 56 hit the road once again.
Southside Chicago’s finest Join “Wreck The Halls” w/ Street Dogs and support Authority Zero into 2011
Orange County, CA., - Dec. 9, 2010 – Rounding out what has been an unprecedented year in the band’s decade of existence, FLATFOOT 56 are gearing up to once again hit the road, adding some weight to a few of the season’s best tickets. First, Flatfoot will join with STREET DOGS for the fifth annual “Wreck The Halls” tour. The eight-night run begins Dec 8th, 2010 in Houston, TX, and includes an already sold out show in Boston, MA. Building on the momentum that accumulated throughout 2010, Flatfoot immediately charges into 2011 beginning a run of dates on January 4, 2011 with Phoenix, Arizona street punks Authority Zero. Running throughout the month of January and well into February, the quartet continues to solidify their reputation for being one of the hardest working bands in the genre.
Releasing BLACK THORN in the spring of 2010, the band would debut at #2 on Billboard’s HeatseekersChart, in addition to achieving healthy positions on the Billboard Top 200, the Billboard Top Independent Current Albums Chart, Top Alternative Rock Chart, Top Rock Chart, Top Current Albums Chart and Top Internet Sales Charts.
Married to the road, the band spent the majority of the calendar year touring in support of their Old Shoe Records debut. Performing abroad on the international festival circuit, supporting runs with the likes of Devil’s Brigade (Matt Friedman of Rancid) and Street Dogs, in addition to a critically applauded stint on the Vans Warped Tour, FLATFOOT 56 proved triumphant in every stop along the way.
FLATFOOT 56’s broad appeal and universally inspiring themes have managed to resonate with people outside of the punk rock scope just the same. Producers of the FX Network hit Sons of Anarchy recently connected with FLATFOOT 56 to use not one, but six tracks fromBLACK THORN in episodes of the latest season of the series. FLATFOOT 56 was also tapped to record the new entrance theme for the WWE’s (Word Wrestling Entertainment) Raw Champion, Sheamus and will also provide a track to the upcoming WWE movie, The Chaperone, featuring wrestler Triple H.
As 2010 marks the 10-year anniversary for FLATFOOT 56, the latest album compacts the band’s celebrated history of eclectic and driving musical charge into thirteen tracks that highlight the pride of the working class and their Chicago roots. The release of BLACK THORN has sent a tidal wave of energy from FLATFOOT 56’s international mob following while being matched with critical praise:
ALTERNATIVE PRESS:“There are bagpipes and mandolin gilded to the hard-charging chassis, but these 10-year Chicago scene vets know how to play, and even better, pen suitably triumphant songs awash in resilient spirit.” (April 2010)
HM MAGAZINE:“Black Thornjigs, pulses, sways, mesmerizes and kicks up the heels – sometimes all within the same song structure.” (March/April 2010)
PUNK ROCK REVIEW:“Black Thorn is filled to the rim with Celtic-influenced, high intensity gang vocal laden, heavy hitting song after song…Each intricate musical piece of this band is perfectly combined.” (March 2010)
DYING SCENE:“It is no wonder that FLATFOOT 56 has risen above the rest and gained the notoriety they so rightfully deserve.” 5 out of 5 stars! (April 2010)
ABSOLUTE PUNK.NET: “The Celtic punk rockers from Chicago are back, and while the recorded disc cannot possibly capture the euphoric atmosphere of a Flatfoot 56 live show, they're getting closer than ever.” (April 2010)
With no slowing in sight, the band will likely be in a city near you and continues to write new material with plans to enter a studio for the next go around soon.
Black Thornis available in stores and online now from Old Shoe Records in the US, Stomp Records in Canada, People Like You Records in Europe (March 2011) and distributed by Big Mouth Japan in Japan.
For an up-to-date listing of tour stops, exclusive content,
and all things FLATFOOT 56, visit:
FLATFOOT 56 Live
WRECK THE HALLS w/ Street Dogs
12/6/2010 Memphis, Tennessee Murphy's Pub (solo – no Street Dogs)
12/7/2010 Hot Springs, Arkansas Maxine's Pub (solo – no Street Dogs)
12/8/2010 Houston, Texas The Studio @ Warehouse Live (Wreck The Halls Tour)
12/10/2010 Nashville, Tennessee The Muse (Wreck The Halls Tour)
12/11/2010 Charlotte, North Carolina Tremont Music Hall (Wreck The Halls Tour)
12/12/2010 Baltimore, Maryland The Ottobar (Wreck The Halls Tour)
12/13/2010 Jermyn, Pennsylvania Eleanor Rigby's (solo – no Street Dogs)
12/14/2010 Asbury Park, New Jersey Asbury Lanes (Wreck The Halls Tour)
12/15/2010 Hartford, Connecticut Webster Underground (Wreck The Halls Tour)
12/17/2010 Boston, Massachusetts The Paradise (Wreck The Halls Tour)
12/18/2010 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania The Spy Club (solo – no Street Dogs)
12/31/2010 Chicago, Illinois Beat Kitchen (w/ The Tossers)
W/ AUTHORITY ZERO
1/1/2011 Chicago, Illinois Beat Kitchen (solo – no Authority Zero)
1/4/2011 Colorado Springs, Colorado Black Sheep w/ Authority Zero
1/5/2011 Denver, Colorado Marquis Theater w/ Authority Zero
1/8/2011 Cleveland, Ohio Peabody's w/ Authority Zero
1/12/2011 Atlanta, Georgia Masquerade w/ Authority Zero
1/13/2011 Jacksonville, Georgia The Pit w/ Authority Zero
1/14/2011 Satellite Beach, Florida Sports Page w/ Authority Zero
1/15/2011 Phoenix, Arizona Rage Fest (no Authority Zero)
1/16/2011 Phoenix, Arizona Rage Fest (no Authority Zero)
1/19/2011 Beaumont, Texas The Gig w/ Authority Zero
1/20/2011 Dallas, Texas Trees w/ Authority Zero
1/21/2011 Corpus Christi, Texas House of Rock w/ Authority Zero
1/22/2011 Houston, Texas Scout Bar w/ Authority Zero
1/23/2011 Austin, Texas Emo's (small room) w/ Authority Zero
1/25/2011 Albuquerque, New Mexico Launch Pad w/ Authority Zero
1/27/2011 Tucson, Arizona The Rock w/ Authority Zero
2/04/2011 Dekalb, Illinois House Café (solo – no Authority Zero)
2/05/2011 St. Louis, Missouri Firebird (solo – no Authority Zero)