Saturday, October 31, 2009

Artist of The Week: Vita

Remember when that sixteen year old barbados girl took over the r&b world? Yes, Rihanna. THe new barbados princess is coming out now and is a year younger then Rihanna. Vita, at only fifteen, is quickly becoming a mainstay on tours with acts like Cobra Starship, A Rocket To The Moon and Forever The Sickest kids.

You can find her music here on her myspace.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Where you can find me now!

Hey readers!
I thought I'd let you be the first to know that besides this blog that I have been writing since January, I have just accepted the post of working as an editor at I will be focusing on reviews, interviews and feature articles on the website and couldn't be more excited. I have been looking to reach into freelance for a while now (okay since January) and finally I have the opportunity to do so.

I still will be regularly posting on Mix and Mark, but will also be writing on the site. So check out the website, let me know what you think and look for plenty coming up on both!

Remember, drop me a line if you're a sweet band or just a music fanatic. Always like hearing from you guys! You can reach me at xo

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cobra Starship show-via ustream!

I stayed up way past when I should have last night to watch the ustream live feed of Cobra Starship's set last night from their Boys Like Girls date in Los Angeles, when I also caught the first song of the Boys Like Girls set, "Love Drunk".

At their last show, I had a blast. I loved that the set heavily relied on Viva La Cobra!, which is their sophomore album as a band. Devoid of the August 31st show was any music from the album they had released the week before, with the exception of "Good Girls Go Bad". The set was amazing, and thought I never got the chance to put up the review here, I did take a lot of notes. The whole set there were no songs that I didn't know. It was a constant dance party besides "Pleasure Ryland" and Gabe seemed completely alive and pulsating. These same antics are what made me fall head over heels for them when I saw them on tour with Fall Out Boy this May. All these antics are slowly but surely toneing down, and it's kind of a big disappointment.

From this writer's viewpoint, it seems they are slowly adapting their live shows to try and relate to a larger audience and that includes cutting out a few songs of their set that have always made the crowd go crazy at their shows. Songs including "The Church of Hot Addiction", "Send My Love to the Dance Floor", "The World has It's shine (but I'd drop it on a dime" and "Hollaback Boy" were not present in their set. Yes, a lot of these tracks are from their first album and maybe they aren't in the set because of time constraints but while watching the live feed of kids updating their facebook statuses in comment to the stream, it seemed that most of these kids were fans that have been listening to Cobra for the same amount of time that I have and were wondering where these songs went. The set included some songs off Viva La Cobra! ("Smile Wide For the Papparazzi", "Guilty Pleasure" and "The City Is At War") but void of any songs from their debut effort besides Snakes On A Plane which may I remind you was Midtown, as is clear in the introduction of the song. Yes, this song is amazing and it was really seen as a supergroup (featuring William Beckett of The Academy Is, Travis mcCoy from Gym Class Heroes and Greta *last name* from The Sounds) but the group is no longer existent. I love the track and am glad it was included in the set, but I think more of an effort should have been made.

What I really did enjoy seeing in this set though was the integration of their latest album "Hot Mess" which was huge for them. It had only come out a week before my last real Cobra Starship show on August 31st and wasn't present in their set besides their current single "Good Girls Go Bad" like I previously suggested. This time around, there were only four tracks used though! We saw Good Girls Go Bad, Hot Mess, Pete Wentz Is The Only Reason We're Famous, Wet Hot American Summer. I'm a huge fan of the new album and I realize that a band can't always play all of their songs obviously but huge crowd favorites like "The Church of Hot Addiction" and "Hollaback Boy" should not be missing..

Another high point of the set were the appeareances of Pete Wentz. I knew that he wouldn't disappear from the scene completely. Hello, he is pretty much the king of it with Gabe Saporta one of the princes. The whole best friend thing counts for something and it was pretty much expected considering the show was in Pete's territory. There was a great point during the set where Pete Wentz was pretending to be Gabe and telling the whole crowd how" I am a homosexual; I will now take my shirt off and give it to Pete to sniff". These two are always involved in crazy antics together may it be Pete making a shirt with Gabe's phone number to Gabe turning around and doing it right back with a shirt with Pete's personal email, all in jokes of course. Afterwards, Pete Wentz even followed through on his side of the bet that if Hot Mess was a top ten single on the Billboard 100, Pete would get a tattoo of Gabe's choice, and last night he did it. Mr. Wentz is now the proud owner of Gabe's elementary school class picture on his left ankle.

There was also a much larger vocal presence by Alex Suarez, Ryland Black and Victoria Asher last night, all with individual parts instead of Gabe shining in the spotlight. IT was something I was very excited to see.

Overall, I will give this set 8/10. There were several very disappointing moments but a few more great ones. Good job cobras!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

a little taste of Warped.

Kevin Lyman just announced that band confirmations are already beginning to come in and the bands will be posted starting in December. I just came across a great video that TV/TV used as a video blog of the week and it's a pretty sweet view of Warped Tour, which has become a festival I've grown to love! Just take a look and get ready:

Soundtrack by the millionaires and Josh's gator call!

I also got the chance to do an interview with Camille and Doc from the band which you can find here.
Along with that interview, I also sat down with Alison and Melissa Marie from The Millionaires here.

Warped was a great opportunity, and I hope I get that chance again! xo

Monday, October 26, 2009

Video of the week.

L-O-V-E is just another word I never learned to pronounce is becoming one of the most recognizable lyrics to music fans lately, especially if you listen to the breakthrough genius of 30H!3 that is happening this year. With "Don't Trust Me" being nominated for a VMA this year for best new artist and the extremely catchy already "Starstrukk", Nathan and Sam are just going to grow more.

As long as I was waiting for the new Skylit Drive video (see it here on the blog), I've been waiting for the Starstrukk video remixed with Katy Perry's vocal chops in the mix. Normally, I'm not a fan of videos being revamped. Hello? The original "Guilty Pleasure" Cobra Starship video was a million times greater then the new one. This video though, is incredible. I wasn't a fan of the two boys just surrounded by legs for almost the entirety of the video and this long awaited clip is definitely the better of the two. Just take a look...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I want to be a Kennedy..and so does Mat Devine.

Growing up in Chicago, I was lucky enough to enjoy an amazing underground music scene with a forerunner being Kill Hannah. Making music since 1993 (yes, sixteen years!), the boys have been working their butts off constantly touring and producing new music. At press time, the boys have produced six full length records including their latest album that just dropped last month,"Wake Up The Sleepers", seven EPs, three dvds and two compilation albums.

With all these efforts, to some it may seem obvious that these guys are all over the main stream radio charts but unfortunately, the majority of the country still doesn't know who the band is and seems to identify them as a Pearl Jam lyric. That's just what happens sometimes and Mat Devine, the frontman of the band and who I sat down in a interview with, has struggled through out all of these years. They have a strong fan base though, an amazing fan base in fact, and have loads of fellow musicians listening to them too.

They are in the middle of some pretty intense touring with Jet, Morningwood and Paper Route right now but Mat Devine gave me some of his precious time on their recent turn on the She Wants Revenge tour in Montreal at Le National. We talked everything from his favorite treat to the song writing process of the latest Kill Hannah work, "Wake Up The Sleepers" which was coming out only two days after our interview. It definitely wins the prize for most unique way to write a album ever. Read on to see the brilliance of Kill Hannah!

Mix and Mark: How did Kill Hannah come about? I know you guys have been around for an incredibly long time.
Mat Devine: I don't know how we came to be. I mean, it was a long time ago. I just wanted to start a band and that's just the same way every band starts, but instead of like growing up and doing something else real with your life, I just never wanted to grow up.

You guys are dropping your new album in days. How was the writing process different from past albums?
MD: It's different from the last two because I wrote a lot of it on the bus while traveling through Europe and stuff. I didn't know really if it was ever going to be released. I just reached a really exciting place of writing music for the first time in years where it was really for myself. I didn't know if it was going to be released, or on what record label, if any label. We had no idea how it was going to be put out. I just wanted something like were I to die in a car accident, or if someone found my lab top, what would I really want to be remembered by.
It was really writing from a super genuine place, in a very artistically healthy place and with much less consideration for certain record labels and commercial interests. This was more like, much more of an artistic statement then we've made in years so its' very different and much better.

M&M: Who are your major musical influences?
MD: For our sound, I guess you could say Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins, it depends. Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, The Smiths, early emo, late hair metal. I don't know, pretty much anything after 1992, I don't listen too.

M&M: What was the first concert you went to as a kid?
MD: The first concert I went to was Aerosmith and Skidrow. My gay uncle took me and it was awesome. I just remember walking into the arena for the very first time and just seeing all that space. So cool. Sitting there just high fiving my best friend during every song. It was awesome.

M&M: How's the tour been so far? Any favorite city or memory from it yet?
MD: Yeah, this tour's been great. New York City was probably my favorite. She Wants Revenge are super cool guys, we've been friendly and we both have somewhat similar influences.

I don't know..where have we been so far? Texas was cool. Let's see, Florida is always cool because we've had a lot of radio success down there. I don't know, every show is different and on this tour in particular, there's really no formula for what makes a great show because some of the smaller shows on this tour have been the most fun actually. I had a blast last night, we were playing in front of only 250 people or something like that and it was just dirty and sexy and fun and lighthearted.

M&M: If you could pick any two bands, dead or alive, to tour with, who would they be and why?
MD: On one tour? One package? I would say I would a time slot somewhere in between 30 seconds to Mars and the Cure.

M&M: Who are you personally listening to these days?
MD: I listen to a little bit weirder stuff just because it's refreshing. I just, especially when you're touring, you're used to the same stuff all of the time. I like to just veg out and listen to energy hour or like classical or something like that. There's a band that was on the first leg of this tour, there called Paper Route, and they are in the same vein as some of my other favorite bands, I don't know, like Mew or Sigor Ros or Coldplay. They're just more soundscapey, less aggro just more depth and texture and just really sweet sweet melodies.

M&M: After this tour, besides the album, are there any plans we can look forward to from you guys?
MD: Yeah, we're going to do the same thing. Like when a album comes out, we're pretty much gone for two years. You know, one tour leads to another. From this, we're going on the road with Jet for a week or two, then we join up with Papa Roach and Morningwood, so it's going to be Morningwood, Jet, us and Papa Roach which is just going to be the silliest lineup ever but that's when you have the most fun.

M&M: What's your favorite treat?
MD: I'd say warm brand new socks the day after I get off tour.

After we heard that response for favorite treat, we decided that if reasonable from now on, as a reminder of our interview, we'll be getting the band or artist's favorite treat for them! Mat Devine is now the owner of some very special Moose Crossing socks so I suppose he can always remember his time in Canada with She Wants Revenge!

You can the music of Kill Hannah here on their myspace
along with tour dates, merch and any other information you may need! At press time, the boys are on the tour with Papa Roach and Jet discussed in the interview so be sure to check them out and pick up their latest album! xo

Image from RoadRunner Records UK.

This week in previews!

I've been keeping busy here at Mix and Mark despite an insane work schedule, and have a slew of interviews waiting to be posted from such great artists as Queen's Club, Kill Hannah, I Call Fives, Hellogoodbye, Mayday Parade, A Skylit Drive and several indie artists.

Every Monday, I'll be posting interviews from indie bands for the #musicmonday theme day and besides that will be posting one to two interviews from the above mentioned artists.

As a little preview for the upcoming week of interviews here is a promo video Queen's Club did for their tour that just ended with Family Force 5, Breathe Carolina and Cash Cash:

Also, I will be attending the Silverstein headlining show with Madina Lake, I See Stars, I Am Committing A Sin and The Word Alive this Friday in New Haven, where I"ll be doing interviews with Silverstein, I See Stars, I Am Committing A Sin and The Word Alive! If you have any questions that you would ask these guys, just send me a note at!

See you out there concert lovers, we are just in the beginning of a crazy concert season in Boston/Providence/and now I guess New Haven! xo

Monday, October 19, 2009

Quickie. :)

This week I'll be putting up my interview with A Skylit Drive and in preperation for it, here is their brand new video for the first single of their latest album, "Adelphia".

Those Cannons Could Sink A Ship

Friday, October 16, 2009

Something that made me smile!

It's been a while since I've written one of these but I just stumbled upon Joshua Wicker's myspace (okay, it was in my request box!) but he did an amazing cover of Just Dance on a acoustic guitar! I am looking to interview him for this blog but this is something that just couldn't wait. Enjoy! You can find more of his music on his myspace here.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bringing the party to your bedroom with Cash Cash.

Lately, I've been really into pop-punk. It may hurt what people think of me, but no one can fight the excitement and energy of one of these shows. This week alone, I'll be seeing such pop punk favorites as Hellogoodbye, We The Kings, Hey Monday, The Friday Night Boys and All Time Low. Something about these shows just gets the party moving and always makes for a great night!

One of these bands that has a complete control of the crowd while on stage are the talented boys of Cash Cash. Coming at us from New Jersey, an amazing music scene, they have been taking over the hearts of many a fan with such hits like Party In Your Bedroom and Cash Cash. While the boys were on stage, they're faces were constantly lit up with huge smiles and a love for doing what they do. For relatively ninety nine percent of their set, Jean Paul Marklouf was standing on an amp reaching out into the audience and jumping around the stage, even including a dance pit in the set to Party In Your Bedroom!

They are finishing out the last few dates of the DanceRawrDance tour, and about two weeks from now they will be jumping on the brand new Breathe Carolina headlining tour. I was lucky enough to sit with Jean Paul for a little bit in their van before their cambridge show and we talked about their major musical influences to how amazing and surreal it was for them to play the Warped Tour.

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M&M: How's the tour been going so far, even if it has only been four dates?
Jean Paul: It's been really good. We just started but we didn't know what to expect the first couple shows but it's been like mostly sold out. The bands are awesome, and we know Breathe Carolina from doing Warped Tour this summer!

M&M: If you could tour with any three acts on a dream tour, who would they be and why?
JP: Probably Jimmy Eats World, 'cause I love them. Goo Goo Dolls and Britney Spears.

M&M: I've been hearing your band's name all over the place lately. How's the reception been so far?
JP: It's been good. I mean, each tour we can tell we're making new fans and stuff, like new audiences because there are just more people at each tour so I'm stoked.
M&M: You guys just finished Warped Tour in late August. How was it?
JP: Yeah, it was sick. It was like crazy because we always used to go to Warped Tour as kids and then now, to actually be a part of it, see some of our favorite bands, play with a lot of bands we're friends with is just awesome.

M&M: Who are your major musical influences, as a band or just for you?
JP: Probably Michael Jackson. Of course, RIP. Um, Jimmy Eat World, Goo Goo Dolls, 90's grunge like Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, 90's alternative like bands like Third Eye Blind, Gin Blossoms. We like everything like jazz, blues to rock to pop.

M&M: "Party In Your Bedroom" has been huge for you guys, as a song itself. How did that come about besides the innuendo?
JP: It actually just started as a joke. We were just joking around. We just followed thru on it, we started recording it. As we were doing it, we were laughing, because we thought it was kind of cool, this was good. "Where are we going with this?" It just came out of nowhere.

M&M: Have you ever played covers in your sets?
JP: We've covered out favorite bands like Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix,Nirvana. What else have we covered? Random songs you know like top 40 songs.

M&M: What has been your favorite album of 2009 thus far?
JP: I haven't really listened to new music. Check out the Love Willows, they have a new album out .

M&M: I'm addicted to__________________
JP: Sour Patch kids!
M&M: My favorite part about playing music is ________________
JP: There's so many. I can't even choose. Just being able to do what I love for a living.
M&M: My favorite treat is_________________________
JP: I like to consider sushi as a treat because its so expensive and my wallet doesn't really like it.

M&M: I know you guys are about to jump on tour with Breathe Carolina once again, which starts right after this tour. Are there any other music plans coming up?
JP:We get to go home for the holidays which is nice. We get to spend it with our families and then we're going to try and demo new ideas. You know, pull all our ideas, our new thoughts, little demos and try to make a little EP.

You can find the sugary tunes of Cash Cash here on their myspace and look for them on tour with Breathe Carolina for the rest of the year!

Friday, October 9, 2009

'My Darlings, are you satisfied?' Meet Breathe Carolina.

(From L-R: David Schmitt, Kyle Even)
Kevin Lyman just released a statement that he will start putting up bands and cities for my favorite music festival ever-Warped Tour. Hopefully, in those announcements we'll be seeing a little of Breathe Carolina again on the tour after their amazing fun last fall. That's when I first heard about Kyle and David and lucky for me, they just released a new album on August 12th for me to listen to in preparation.

Coming at you from Denver, these guys are looking to be on tour for a few months straight so definitely try to check them out. Currently, the are about to finish out their tour as the main support for Family Force 5 and right afterwards, they find themselves back on the road as the headliner with Cash Cash, a fellow DanceRawrDance band among others.

At their September 22nd date at the Middle East in Cambridge, MA, I got some sit down time with Kyle, who identifies himself as the screamer (and he's damn good a
t it!) and everything was on the table from their influences, to the reception of their latest album 'Hello Fascination' and what he's addicted to!

Why Breathe Carolina?
David just kind of had it pre-meditated and we just threw it out there and just went with it, more than anything. A lot of the things that we do with names in this band, like song titles, album titles. We kind of just go with the flow like we just, we add something, if we think it feels right, we just go with it. We try not to stick on something too hard because it just makes it a little crazy.

Who would you say are your major musical influences?
I mean, me personally just like, as a screamer, I listen to (Spencer) Chamberlain from Underoath, Geoff Rickly. They are my main influences. I know David likes Lil Wayne and stuff like that, bunch of that stuff, and um, I don't know, we kind of find them
from everybody. David was really influenced by Panic! At The Disco and a few other bands like that.

What are you, personally, listening to these days?
We just got the new Drake album. Um, a lot of stuff, Kings of Leon, Bring the Horizon, lots of different stuff.

What's your favorite album of 2009 thus far?
A Day To Remember "Homesick". For sure.

How's the new album, "Hello Fascination", being recieved so far?
Oh, it seems to be doing okay. I mean, in terms of the last album, our new record sales are almost caught up to the other records so it's definitely been crazy. I've been super, super pumped for it, it's been growing! I just hope somebody finds at least one track on there that they enjoy and at least for the old fans, you know because of the old album. No album is ever going to be the same as the old cd. It's always going to be a constant progression into something different. So, I mean, this is just an expansion of ourselves because we don't want to be stuck in one little box for the rest of our lives.

We can do whatever we want and that was our goal. We think we've gotten the point across for ourselves. Ourselves doing it, you know, so hopefully other people can read that and see that that was our intention. Hopefully, it as a good way to go, you
know. Just making new songs, you never know how it's going to be received.

How's the tour been going, with DanceRawrDance?
It's been really good actually. A lot of kids coming out and I mean the vibe is always good and the kids are dancing, and we're enjoying all the other bands and watching them play. Really having fun and hanging out with fans!

If you could take any three acts to go on tour with, who would they be and why?
Probably Blink 182, AFI and I'd say Taking Back Sunday. Something like that, I don't know. That would be fun!

What was the first show you went to as a kid?
My first show was when my mom actually took me to see the Steve Miller band and it was at Red Rocks in Colorado. My first show that I really went to by myself, I think it was New Found Glory, Something Corporate and Finch. That was a great tour! Once I turned sixteen, I would just go to as many shows. I'd just go all by myself, do whatever. I saw Reel Big Fish, by myself, just going and watching shows. The Early November and Alistair a long time ago. I went to the Drive Thru tour too by myself with The Early November, Starting Line, Senses Fail. I was a pop/punk kid then kind of transitioned into a whole bunch of stuff.

I'm addicted to: Burritos and chili cheese fries!
My favorite part of music is: having someone sing the words back at you!
My favorite treat is: Swedish fish. I love swedish fish, I don't know why. I feel like I could eat a whole bag and not really be sic of them.

What we can look forward to, along with your headlining tour right after DanceRawrDance?
Probably some more songs, we tour constantly, you know, people hopefully will look forward to shows, can't say you definitely will, but I'm hoping. I always have to phrase it as hopefully.

You can find music from Breathe Carolina on their myspace
and can check them out on the last week of their DanceRawrDance tour that still has Dallas (tonight!), and the rest of their southern dates. Two weeks later, they'll be on their headlining tour where I hope to check them out once again!

Thanks again boys and Jenny from Fearless Records for setting this up!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Just a little something that made me smile!

Apologies, Apologies! I just wanted to post a little update post about what's coming up in the next few weeks..

-Interviews going up with groups like Breathe Carolina, Cash Cash, Kill Hannah and A Skylit Drive.
-A full season of concerts. I'll be posting the rest of my October schedule up either tomorrow or Saturday.
-Still maintaining artists of the "month" I'd say is really what will happen, so feel special if I choose you I suppose!

I'm always accepting emails from you guys about bands you absolutely adore that you would like to see featured up here, concerts coming up that I may be interested in, or just if you want to chit chat. You can reach me at and I"d love to hear your input!

Besides that, I'm schooling pretty hard right now and doing the day job deal so be patient with me, just like you always have!
And here's a little something to end on, just because it makes me smile. These boys are grand, and top my list of dream interviews (there are a few!). Meet The Maine guys, and catch them on tour with Boys Like Girls this fall. They are most of the mellow guys I know in the business and are incredibly sweet to their fans! :

Love you all, and thanks for staying awesome! xo

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Video of the week: New Artist vs. Poet? What's that? :)

As many of you know, I have worked with a bunch of artists of Fearless in the past like Breathe Carolina and A Skylit Drive, and one I have heard a lot about lately is the newest video posted on Blank TV, the very reputable source on the latest and best in indie music.

It's "Runaway" by one of the latest additions to the Fearless family, Artist vs. Poet. It's great, amazing, and different and you should definitely check it out:

The new trailer for 'Dear Jack'.

Most people know the person I look up to most in the music industry, and if you don't, it's Andrew McMahon known from his semi-solo project, Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate fame a while back now. Right after he released his first solo album "Everything In Transit" with Jack's Mannequin, something horrible happened. In 2005, Andrew was diagnosed with leukemia, a very scary disease and instead of just sitting there taking it, he recorded every part of the process because in his words, he wanted a reminder of how he fought to survive.

Lucky for us, it is now being released as a documentary called "Dear Jack" and the trailer was just posted on Jack's Mannequin's offical youtube and has released some crucial information about it. The dvd will be released on November 3rd and is now available for preorder. The proceeds will go the Dear Jack Foundation so check it out now at!

Meet Val Emmich.

I'm a sucker for any one who covers "American Girl" by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, but that's definitely not the only reason I am loving the music coming from Val Emmich, who did that cover for his role on Ugly Betty, but he does do covers, as we discussed in the interview. "I normally try to choose covers that might not have been huge hits but that are great songs that people can hopefully appreciate on first listen".

I first came across Val Emmich when reading fellow music blogger Annie Reuter's You Sing, I Write and knew that he and his music was definitely special. A New Jersey favorite that has been featured in such prolific magazines like People and The New York Post, Val Emmich is definitely going to blow up soon.

With my personal favorites being "Snowy Day" and "Just To Feel Alive Again", anyone will adore the powerful lyrics that match his powerful voice and will be looking forward to his follow up album to "Little Daggers" that he is currently in the studio working on. Recently, I got the chance to do an interview with Val and we talked about everything from his major musical influence (they're a biggie!) to who he would love to tour with if he could.

What is your favorite album of 2009 thus far?
I haven't been listening to much new music this year. I just got the new Longwave album and I think that's pretty cool.

How do you go about the song writing process?
First I'll get an urge to play an instrument, either sit at the piano or pick up a guitar. I never sit down with the intention of writing. I'll have to be in the mood. Then I'll just start messing around and if a combination of chords hits me, then usually it will be an organic process from there. A melody will pop into my head and then I'll jot some words down. Twenty minutes or an hour later or whatever I'll either have a gem of a song or an entire song written. The inspiration for a song is usually some kind of mystical thing like that. Then I'll go back and I'll do the hard work of editing the structure, fine-tuning the lyrics, making sure the key is right, etc until I think the song is the best it can be.

Who are your major musical influences?
The Beatles are the biggest. The music of the nineties got me to first pick up a guitar so the whole era runs deep inside me for better or worse.

If you could tour with any three acts, who would they be?
Radiohead, Nada Surf, Pearl Jam.

What are you up to right now, music wise?
I'm currently recording a new album.

What's the most unusual place you've recorded in or played at?
Hmm. I recorded most of "Got a habit now" from my last album 'Little Daggers' in a hotel room while on tour and I recorded vocals while singing through a fan for a song on the album I'm currently working on.

What's your favorite treat?
Popcorn, I have my own theatre style machine. Got it at a secondhand store.

To check out a few tunes from Val Emmich and upcoming tour dates (he's playing at the Canal Room in NYC on the 20th!), check him out on his myspace.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Last night!

Last night, I had the chance to interview the band, A Skylit Drive, as a whole and it was hilarious! Brian, Jag, Joey, Nick, Corey and Kyle are six of the most enjoyable boys to be around in the business and I'll be putting up our whole interview soon along with the audio recording of the interview. I have a feeling I won't be able to leave much out so look forward to it!

A few highlights...

-Jag's corn dogs
-Nick buying world peace
-A Skylit Drive action figures
-Nick's stage injuries
and who their major influences are!

Thanks again boys, and all the best of luck on the rest of the tour!
You can find their music here on their myspace.

Thanks for the memories!

As most of you are probably aware at this point, last night was the last tour date on the Fall Out Boy Myspace and the last one for a while. The lovely boys of Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley, Joe Trohman and Patrick Stump are taking a very well deserved breather and a break. Known for constantly producing new music, always being on the road going to places some bands would only dream of or try their best to stay away from because they are afraid, these boys have been in non stop action since the day they started. Even though it's unfortunate we won't be hearing much of anything from them for the rest of the year and 2010, hopefully they come back to us in the best shape of their lives. Don't worry about them though, they will be keeping busy! Pete has his baby boy, Bronx, to take care of, Joe is getting married, Andy has FUCKCITY (look it up at, an amazing new project), and Patrick is always helping out other artists!

So, if you were lucky enough to catch these boys on the Believers Never Die Tour, or all this summer with Blink, be glad and have something to look forward to in 2011!