Tuesday, November 30, 2010

it's things like this that make me smile!

It's a fact! New interview goes up with Ryan of The Bigger Lights tomorrow. I miss this band, lots. Hopefully we reconnect soon! :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

I love the way I make them laugh.

Just had a phone interview today with Matt Good, front man of From First To Last (not sure if they're still together or not) and guitarist for D.R.U.G.S. Craig Owen's new band! Lots of laughs through out from Matt and it was a great interview.

Did I mention that I love every day of my life? So glad to interview every band that will grace me with one and can't wait to see this band live in action! Next up, Fun. :) And during the week after Fake Problems and Vampires Everywhere!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


I think it's easy to say that my favorite "work" day of the year is Warped Tour when it rolls into town. I don't think I could ever find myself applying to be the 'pit reporter' but I think it's something great. Maybe next year!

I think it's because it's like a mini reunion. A few favorite moments? Being able to sit down with a band that you may have seen two months ago like you're breaking rules. This year just two months after we had last talked, I sat down again with Anarbor, Hey Monday and NSN and it made for great interviews. This year I had my "corner" where bands would literally
wait for me to finish the interview before them. I get to see familiar faces like the way I and I think the boys both lit up from Of Mice& Men. I'm not being self centered with this next comment but I like the way I make my "interview subjects" aka male musicians with a few girls included get excited and I feel like it's a break up of the rest of their interviews they may have. But sometimes, it doesn't make for the grea
test love from other bands. I think I'm really the same way with everyone I interview despite if I like your music or not, how you look, your mindset it's all the same. I'm smiley, laugh at your jokes and through out your interview and always make for good ones I think! I remember this one time where I had just interviewed AM Taxi and had a great interview. It was Jason and
Adam we had a lot of fun and then I turned around to have a really sweet interview with Joel fromConfide and David from BC right in a row and I would look up and see the AM boys watching me do the interviews with no smile on their face. It killed me because I actually think the AM boys are really rad and always have fun with them. I remember when we had done the first interview it was me and Adam but I talked to Jason inside and when a girl accidently knocked a beer out of my hand, I went to go back to the bar and Jason after hearing my story threw down one of his drink tickets and told me a story of what happened to his beer the previous night. Their music is so good and their live show? So gritty and rock and roll I fell for it the first time I saw it!
But back to topic, and the reason why I'm writing this post. The band line up for next year's Warped Tour (at least the first confirms or however it is working this year) go up December 8th which is on next Wednesday and their are rumored ones flying about. A lot are past inte
rviews so this is kind of like a reminscing post. Out of the sixteen rumored bands, I've interviewed eight so far and all have been positive experiences. I figure my statistics are pretty good if that's just sixteen of the supposed bands.

First up, A Day To Remember! We all know how much I fell for this band and ha
d an amazing experience and interview with Kevin and Josh of the band. It was a weird situation because I hadn't been confirmed and going into the show, I didn't think I had the interview which is understandable considering how big they've gotten. I get a call from their tour manager asking me where I can meet up with the guys. No questions prepared, of course I'm taking this opportunity. I'm told to make eye contact with him by their merch table considering how sold out the show truly was and they were headlining and sit down with Kevin and
Josh to see that I was on their list and scheduled strangely enough. It was a great interview with lots of laughing and some jokes! With their new record just dropping, it would be great to catch up with the boys again :-) They actually finish their current tour tonight with past interviews Underoath and The Word Alive but I've made a strict no travel rule!

Next up that would be at least a second interview is the band Black Veil Brides. I adored this interview with Andy Six during their summer headliner. Again, it was a bit of a strange circumstance. I jumped out of my cab at the venue to see kids painted all over their faces and when I called their tm said 'I'm the one who's not dressed like a crazy' and the TM laughed as of course he didn't have the face paint and tattoos either. He brought me inside as the band was still soundchecking and I sat in the back of the room watching the boys warm up. A
fter about fifteen minutes, Andy Six came over to me and we went into the larger room to do an interview. We were the only ones in the large room at Palladium and it was a great and extremely intelligent interview from his part. As we were both walking out, I forget what he was saying but it was about management or something and it literally felt like a movie. He would like spin a bit as he walked and kept on turning back towards me to say something. It was great!

Next up is someone I haven't seen, or it will be two years at this point with Big D and the Kids Table. Of course, I do not expect this band to remember me but I actually live in the area they live in now (sort of they're from Allston) so if I run into him prior, meaning the fron
t man, totally going to say something. They are really, really fun ska and sound like they are from California. The first time I met him for our interview he said I looked like I had walked out of a John Steinbeck novel in a good way. I had a classic look in his eyes and he definitely charmed his way in. It was one of my favorite interviews at Warped and one of my first in person interviews. Hope this rumor is very true in particular! :) I still listen to this band a lot and it would be great to see what's been going on for the band in these last two years. Hopefully I can catch them live before this
Oh Every Avenue, the next band up, you make me giggle. In our first interview at AP Tour, they were shit faced which made them say a few things their record label would probably not want them saying about their future plans and they told me plenty of inappropriate anecdotes about Dave's whiskey dick. Partiers yet cuties, they msummer comes!

ade for a great time. I had a partner interview them when they were here just over a month ago once again and yet haven't see
n the transcribed interview yet. Hopefully if they are playing, I'm able to catch up with them once again!

The next band would be amazing to catch up with for a few reasons. They were my first interview that was on my "dream list" for interviews and they're Hellogoodbye. It didn't help that right before our interview I had met Zach Hanson in a very intimate way and not like meet and greet style so when I was walking down the hallway my heart was running at a mile a minute and our interview was hilarious. I was sitting next to Forrest during the interview and across from Joe, Travis and Andy. I really liked the interview too because Forrest's now wife was in the interview sitting on the other side of Forrest and she was so down to earth and laughing at their responses. Even when Forrest hit me on the knee joking when I as
ked about their dream line up saying 'You want me to say Hanson, Steel Train and Sherwood don't you?' she didn't even flinch. I haven't had problems yet with significant others being there during my interviews and I love that.
It was also my first time seeing Hellogoodbye live that night and I loved it. They are so funny and real on stage so I definitely wanted my second interview if I could. We had it all lined up four months later until the night before when their TM realized they were getting in so late to the show but still got me in free to the show which was incredibly appreciated considering it was such a sold out show. Their album just dropped that's been in the works for two years plus 'Would It Kill You?' so I really hope I get to catch up with these boys again soon (and hopefully at Warped)!

This turned into the longest post ever and still there are three more familiar faces in The Swellers, VersaEmerge and The Wonder Years (via email) that are rumored to play. Shaping up to be an amazing day and it seems like this day gets better and better every year. Hope these guys all work out! :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Why do I put myself in an industry where I meet and know so many amazing people yet I only see you every few months?

Miss vodka tonics and music talk.
Drink ticket sharing with cute boys.
Reminiscing with new york cuties.

I love this.

I Feel Like..

I want this to be my outlet. I was watching the "World of Jenks" episode that featured VersaEmerge and I could totally relate to what Sierra was saying where as a girl, you experience all of these amazing things in this industry and scene but you can't tell anyone. So this is the place where I can be my true self and get excited and have it be like an outlet.
I've been in this mode since Warped 2010 I feel where I just don't care anymore. I do what I want, I do these interviews how I want to do it, I cover the people I feel like covering and I'm completely happy with what I've done so far.

Can't wait to see the future and be sure to keep on coming back to this blog. So excited to get the new direction rolling if you haven't realized it yet.

We Came As Romans? Who Would have known!

So the other night I was at the Circa Survive show here in Boston and the typical people that I know were there so it was fun! The thing that stuck out to me though and made me think of this band once again is this. There was this band, Animals As Leaders, who are purely instrumental. Being a girl who loves her lyrics, they just weren't my cup of tea but I was rooting for them considering they'll be first to play in the new Thursday/Underoath/Skylit Drive tour next year. I realized something at this point. At the end of their set which was six songs lasting about twenty five to thirty minutes, I realized that maybe I was wrong in hoping that they would become the next big thing but one band I realized would become huge after our first interview back in February was We Came As Romans.

I saw them play live that night and then again in June when I sat down with Josh that evening as well and then I caught a few minutes of their set again in August. Over just this past year, this band has sky rocketed and I couldn't be happier for them. Such a nice group of dudes and ones that actually care. I've met a million it seems like musicians over these past almost two years now and this band is still one of the stand outs for me. Unfortunately they don't have dates announced anywhere near me yet but hopefully I'll see them at an even bigger point. Just some thoughts and I think the perfect way to kick off the new direction of this blog. No more promoting my own stuff, just a general old blog of a girl who is living her dreams out every single day. Even if it means, I eat pasta for a meal some days and even though I'm still waiting tables. I'm doing it and I want this blog to be a good thing to look back on through it all!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Must Shop: Love Before Glory!

Over time, I've had the opportunity to interview Jaxin Hall twice with his past band Of Mice&Men which he has now left but it's only to pursue what he's been wanting to do forever it seems. He's started Love Before Glory which is a clothing line that has sick deals today! Everything is at 25-40% but it's kind of a special Black Friday special as it lasts all weekend. So pick up your favorite designs! I know I will be-those skinny jeans look great. Too bad if they're meant to be for boys!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

You Me At Six confirmed as main support for new Blink tour!

These are the kinds of days I wish I had my own website. Believe me, it's in the works!

As we come to the end of 2010, everyone is getting stoked for 2011 in the alternative scene. One of those bands that we'll be keeping an eye on through all of it is You Me At Six who have started announcing their touring plans and the most shocking? The band will be playing as direct support for Blink 182's announced UK tour dates this summer. In the US, this may seem crazy as the band had released just their first physical material earlier this year but back home the boys are one of the biggest alternative rock bands there are. The band is about to go out on a winter headlining tour in the UK and earlier this year they actually had a fully sold out tour with support coming from We The Kings and Forever The Sickest Kids!
I've watched this band grow back here in the US and actually had the chance to sit down with Josh and Max from the band at Warped Tour this summer! This summer they played the Altec Lansing stage and killed it every day surrounding themselves in a stage line up that included bands like Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong, Attack Attack and Breathe Carolina. They are one of the bands that is probably the most surprising and make for an incredibly real interview which can be found here!

The band plans to be back in the new year and hopefully for longer this time around. Considering how music saturated we are, this band is definitely something different and show it if you really look into it. Josh who actually does lead vocals for the band was recently featured on "Fuck" by Bring Me The Horizon and the band has actually started to include screams in their own tracks as well!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Video: "Right Girl" The Maine!

Recently, for Music Remedy I sat down with John O from the Maine during the Harmony tour as in less then a week ago and he told me about the new music video the band was about to debut:
"I’m really excited for you to see it because it’s definitely an interesting idea and it was just kind of a spur of the moment thing. We just threw it together. Doesn’t necessarily pertain to the song which I like a lot. It doesn’t have really anything to do with the song and once you see it, hopefully you’ll see why we had so much fun but we shot it in Arizona and it was just homies (laughs). It was awesome!"

Check out the definitely interesting video below and check out our third interview with The Maine here! We've been lucky enough to continuely catch up and keep up with the band for about a year now and hope to be able to continue to do so in the future!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Band: Scattered Trees

So normally, especially when tired, sometimes I'll just click delete and delete and delete but today I luckily took a chance on a band called Scattered Trees and their first single is up in "Love and Leave". Check it out asap and we'll definitey be keeping in touch about this band. So talented, check them out!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New video from Pierce The Veil.

So hey there guys! Times have been a wee crazy in Colleen's life covering shows, interviewing your favorite bands and serving tables but since I moved to Boston just on the 2nd I've sat down with The Summer Set, Stereo Skyline, Modsun, The Downtown Fiction, Austin Gibbs, Green River Ordinance, Needtobreathe, Bedouin Soundclash, Motion City Soundtrack, Saves The Day, Lights, Starshell and Far East Movement. Tomorrow? The Maine, Ace Enders and Carter Hulsey so be sure to keep your eye out for all of these interviews!

I'm also going to be covering a few more tours to round up 2010 which is crazy to think about. Getting these top ten lists is insane and soon I'll be making up my lists as well but let's not get ahead of ourselves.There are still tours to cover this winter and one of the ones I'll be at is The Rise Family Tour and I'll be back with Pierce The Veil who I last caught up with at Warped this summer and I can't wait! The video and song for Caraphernelia is too good so check it out and thanks for always being awesome!