Posts tagged paramore
Posts tagged paramore
Usually these gifs are meant to reflect how I’m feeling. This wasn’t my exact mental state all week until today. If you don’t know, let me tell you…Backstreet Boys are my #1. I don’t care how old I get or how lame that might make me at 25, but they are my ultimate happy place. Okay, so why the anxiety? They’re playing this kind of small place (for them) on 4/20 and I even joined the fan club to get into this show. I entered the first round of contests for access today. I will be on pins and needles until the 12th when they announce this shit. I will stand outside that venue with TRL sized tears if I don’t get in. The 12th is of course the day after Paramore does Kimmel, so I’ll try to enjoy that best I can with this BSB thing eating at my existence.
Speaking of Paramore…How amazing is the new album? No seriously though, how amazing is it? That’s enough of that because you can read the open letter (yes, a review in a letter form) that I did in the “in case you missed it” portion of this weekly ramble.
Other than that, I survived Vegas last weekend for New Found Glory (barely). The locals there are an odd bunch and I drank my drink too fast and it didn’t last in my tummy very long. I finished that tall glass though because it was like 20 bucks and it wasn’t going to waste, not on my watch. These are the main reasons I don’t drink all the time…too cheap. Once, maybe twice a year is all you really need. Unless you’re a socialite, then I totally understand why you need vodka every night; too keep up appearances.
What else…I messaged my crush to ask him about any bands he could suggest. Well, I was ignored. Bitch, I saw you were online, so thanks for the shot to my already low self-esteem. Oh, I kind of want to start writing a book. Why? Because I’m bored to death with this “work at home” situation. Probably going to start writing for another music site you all know very well. That will make 7 sites I write for, 3 I get paid for.
Till next week…Remember, I’m seeing Paramore and um…Kid Rock (fuck yes!).
In case you missed anything this week:
Daniel of Sweatshirt Weather: Golden Google Hangouts and Getting By
The Material: Everything I Want to Say
Transit: Young New England
Four Minute Mile: Bridges/Streetlights
Small Parks: Meet Me In Cognito
Kurt von Stetten: Androlafi
ONSLO: A Taste of Purple
There were no immediate plans to do this review. When it’s a band like Paramore, you’re only looking at the big guys for their thoughts anyways; Alternative Press, Absolute Punk and not an AP, but also Rolling Stone. But with something bugging the shit out of me this morning, I decided the only way to release that negative tension was to review Paramore in a way that seemed most appropriate; not so much a review, but a note. I’ve had a lot of ups with this band and just as many downs, and because Paramore writes with such a personal insight to their lives, the following had to be just as so.
Is it the 9th yet?
Every year Fearless puts out those “Punk Goes…” albums and for the past couple years I’ve been like, well I wonder who is going to do one of the 45 Rihanna songs that were out in the past year?
So I get bored in my hermit life and I think of my own “Punk Goes” series. In the past I’ve made Punk Goes Disney and Punk Goes Buzzcuts (basically those Nickelback like bands). Fearless has yet to take my tracklistings seriously. But that hasn’t stopped me.
The other day I was listening to Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill because that’s what I do almost every other day and I wondered, why the hell aren’t there “Punk Goes (insert amazing albums/artists)?” Think about a Jagged one, filled with some of the best of the best and the up and coming when it came to female vocalists. Since Fearless hasn’t responded to my tweet (yeah, I think that’s a legal contract nowadays), I took it upon myself to make the tracklisting for a Punk Goes Jagged Little Pill.
Punk Goes Jagged Little Pill:
Eyes Set To Kill “All I Really Want”
Juliet Simms “You Oughta Know”
WATIC “Hand In My Pocket”
Paramore “Right Through You”
A Hero Falls “You Learn”
Dia Frampton “Hand Over Feet”
Arrows Over Athens “Mary Jane”
Tonight Alive “Ironic”
Mixtapes “Not The Doctor”
June Divided “Wake Up”
Cassadee Pope “Your House”
New Paramore video? Don’t mind if I sit here and fall in love with Hayley all over again…
Paramore - Now (Full)
Is it April yet?
Once bands started announcing ten year anniversary tours I kind of blanked out on any other tour and show I’d been to in 2012. First The Starting Line made 15 year old me yearn for a day when bleached blonde hair and pooka shells were considered cool.Then New Found Glory and Taking Back Sunday…How the 20-somethings rejoiced, but tossed in between all these nostalgic tours and announcements were shows I went to that made my list of favorite shows of the year. Unfortunately I went TSL after I made my list, but their second show at The Glass House in Pomona would’ve been a strong contender.
Every time I send out interview questions, I really don’t know what to expect back. Bigger bands who have been coached to say a rehearsed speech are less interesting than newer bands who let it all out. Arrows Over Athens’ Randy Burlingame didn’t hold back and I want to thank him for his honesty throughout.
Arrows Over Athens plays the game much like my babies in We Are The In Crowd, they don’t just push a girl out front and expect things to work out the way they did for that one female fronted band that has reigned supreme. I won’t mention their name because you already know who I’m talking about…They take have a leading man and a leading lady to bring about their style of pop punk. That’s what peaked my interest in them. I love any band that can put their own spin on something.
While AOA appear a fresh faced band from Massachusetts, they’ve been through a lot and you’ll find out what as you keep your eyes glued to the rest of this interview where Randy is candid about lost friends, health, Spider-Man and more.
Everyone has a reason they like a certain band, song or style of music. For those who can concoct a real answer and not just a simple, “it’s cool,” that answer can be an elaborate look inside their mentality and more importantly, their personality. 73% of the time, for me, it’s about the lyrics. I can’t lie and say it’s a full 100% because I am a sucker for a cheesy pop song and will sing you Carly Rae Jepsen at the drop of a hat, and I also have a liking for songs about lost love even though I’m destined to be that “forever alone” dudette.
This leads me to the whole point of this piece I wrote mainly out of boredom one night as Blanche and my other Golden Girls acted as my BFFs. I grew up on Country music and appreciate the simplicity of not only the storytelling, but the heart of said stories. Yes, there are songs in Country that are downright silly, “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy,” really? But there are songs like that in every single genre. Look at Hip-Hop, you have the poetry of 2Pac and then the full on idiocracy of Lil’ Wayne. The same goes for my personal favorite, rock.
Rock, and every subgenre under its umbrella, has a reputation of being badass. It’s all about anti-the norm, bashing politics, being an outsider and of course with pop punk…relationships. But wait, aren’t some of those in Hip-Hop…Country? Yes, see…Point made. In the end all music is the same, just set to a different beat…Those Punk Goes Series proves that shit.
I just wanted to point out five Country artists who have songs that if put to the Warped Tour mainstays Bad Religion, Pop Punk kings New Found Glory and even newcomers Man Overboard’s music…Would probably garner the attention of those people who sneer at the mention of anything Country.
Amidst all the patriotism of the Olympics, there lay a little band down in Florida who is doing their part to stand out in the sea young bands that populate the internet and reality. We Are One may not be in London alongside Phelps, Lochte and The Fab Five, but they’re holding it down, doing their own thing stateside. They take that whole “having a female lead and saxophone” thing to a new level.
Jealousy is an ugly shade to wear, so many apologies to Lee Weiss of Life After Liftoff for me making him sport it. He’d been running errands all day while I was on my third episode of Boy Meets World. No major hard feelings were on the table, but we had a good laugh before we got to the nitty gritty of our phone chat.
Lee fronts Life After Liftoff, a rock band out of Ohio who has earned high praise from the royalty of their scene. He was open and honest about his past as a target of bullying due to his love of skateboarding and punk style in his Midwest town, and more, including always being the youngest among his crew at Blink 182 shows, and a tour they were approached about but that isn’t confirmed…So that topic was hushed. Other than that we got a lot in despite the batteries in the tape recorder going out a few times.
Last minute always makes for the best tales, right? Well that’s what we tell ourselves to keep from going insane. I hadn’t planned on spending my Thursday night with June Divided as they prepared to take on an LA crowd to try and win a two week stint on Warped Tour next year at the annual Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, but I did. I traded in my usual gang from Philly for a new one, and don’t think June Divided hasn’t already planned out who was who based on It’s Always Sunny. For curious minds, yes, Rich is Danny DeVito.
I may be dating myself here, but when I was in middle school the only badass chicks in music were Gwen Stefani and, well, Kittie. Since then the likes of Paramore came and amazed the world. Unfortunately that led to mediocre spin-offs…every female fronted band fell short of what Paramore was doing. Other bands were more or less over processed pop rock with no soul or conviction. That’s not the case with Live.Love.Die. I wouldn’t expect to hear anything off their latest, Where It Caved In on pop radio any time soon. There’s a deeper sound in Kelci Guzzo’s voice. Plus, she’s backed by rock and I’m not talking about rock you’d hear at a Cobra Starship show, like actual rock. “As Everyone Thought” is full of an angst I haven’t heard in a while, while “Broken” has a more upbeat vibe, while keeping the overall tone of Where It Caved In is heavy and dark…think Flyleaf without the intense screams. So if you’re a fan of music that not only implies emotion, but contains it, Live.Love.Die’s Where It Caved In is right up your alley.
Reviewed by Kendra Rae