A Reunited Anberlin Plays to a Sold Out Crowd at the TLA

It’s been over five years since Anberlin called it quits. But earlier this year the band announced a string of North American tour dates with I the Mighty as support. One of the first to sell out was Philadelphia’s TLA. The demand was so high that the band added a 2nd date to their itinerary to appease the fans.

EXCLUSIVE: Coheed and Cambria INTERVIEW

The Fillmore in Philadelphia was the place to be on Saturday March 5th. Coheed and Cambria , Glassjaw, I The Mighty and Silver Snakes all came to town on a bill that could only be described as ‘huge’. As a relatively new venue, bookings like this will go a long way toward making sure everyone knows The Fillmore.

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Photo by: Henry Chung

The evening was started by catching the tail-end of the VIP experience. For the portion we caught, Claudio Sanchez (from Coheed and Cambria) came out and did a solo acoustic version of David Bowie’s “Life On Mars.” Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Coheed and Cambria INTERVIEW”

Photos: HRVRD at Gallery-U

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Having recently released their highly anticipated sophomore full-length and Equal Vision Records debut From The Bird’s Cage Charlotte, NC-based indie outfit HRVRD played at Bethlehem’s Gallery-U.

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HRVRD’s set as highlighted through intricate and cinematic guitar riffs with dark, passionate lyrics and powerful, driving rhythms. Effortlessly encompassing the impressive technical qualities of underground progressive-rock and experimental outfits, while remaining accessible through honest, relatable lyrics, the fusion creates a full-bodied, dreamlike ambience filled with catchy, yet sonically sinister melodies. Vocalist Jesse Clasen’s ethereal voice defies genres and offers vast vocal range with a wide spectrum of stylistic tones that stand out as notable without overpowering the outfit’s more than capable instrumentations.Their true talent shines not only in their ability to perfectly juxtapose driving and atmospheric elements in a complimentary manner but also in their use of those musical elements to guide and balance the lyrical storytelling. [1]

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HRVRD will be hitting the road this summer with  Equal Vision Records label mates Say Anything, Eisley, Northern Faces, and I the Mighty on Say Anything’s “Rarities and More Tour.”

Say Anything Rarities and More Tour

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[From Equal Vision’s press release]

Say Anything will headline the six week tour, with support from EisleyHRVRDNorthern Faces ( June 6 – June 22) and I the Mighty (June 23 – July 12). The lineup, which exclusively features Equal Vision Records’ artists, will kick off the tour on June 6 in Dallas, TX.

Say Anything released their highly anticipated, three-disc collection of remastered B-sides and rarities: All My Friends Are Enemies: Early Rarities, earlier this year on January 22. Before there was …Is A Real BoyIn Defense of the GenreSay Anything, and their latest full-length album – Anarchy, My Dear, there was Baseball, Menorah/Majora, and Junior Varsity. These early recordings were the start of Say Anything’s prolific, decade-plus long career, during which they’ve toured the world and sold nearly 500,000 albums.

The upcoming summer tour will showcase many of the rarities songs, including some that have never been performed live before, as well as select fan favorites off of each of the band’s studio releases.

Eisley will perform as direct support to Say Anything and will be touring in support of Currents, their forthcoming full-length album that will be out May 28. The album was self-recorded and self-produced in their home studio in Tyler, TX – the band’s first time recording completely independently – and sees Eisley’s signature tapestry of rich harmonies, delicately woven over the band’s most intricate instrumentations yet. Currents is the band’s follow-up to their Equal Vision debut The Valley, released in 2011 and a five track EP, Deep Space, released in 2012.

HRVRD, fresh off of the release of their sophomore full-length album From The Bird’s Cage, will precede Eisley on the tour. The band has received rave reviews of their new album, impressively performed four times in two days at SXSW 2013, and has toured nearly non-stop in the past year, sharing stages with the likes of The Dear Hunter, Fun., Russian Circles, letlive. and more, along the way.

Splitting the opening slot on the tour will be Equal Vision newcomers Northern Faces, who just released their debut EP Southern Places on March 5, and San Francisco’s I the Mighty who is set to release a new full-length record this summer. Northern Faces will perform on the first half of the tour from June 6 to June 22, and I the Mighty will perform from June 23 to July 12. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, April 11 at 12PM local time. Ducat King presale tickets are available today (12PM local time) at sayanything.ducatking.com. Tour dates can be found below.

Say Anything Rarities and More Tour
w/Eisley, HRVRD, Northern Faces (June 6 – June 22), I the Mighty (June 23 – July 12)

Jun 06 Dallas, TX @ The Door
Jun 07 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
Jun 08 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Jun 09 New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
Jun 11 St Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
Jun 12 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Jun 13 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Jun 14 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Jun 15 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Jun 16 Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
Jun 18 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
Jun 19 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
Jun 20 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Jun 21 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Jun 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Jun 23 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Jun 25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Jun 26 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Jun 27 Detroit, MI @ St Andrew’s Hall
Jun 28 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Jun 29 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
Jul 01 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Jul 02 Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue – Club Sound
Jul 05 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market
Jul 06 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Jul 07 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Jul 09 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Jul 10 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Jul 11 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Jul 12 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues*

*also featuring XO