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Emily’s Army Release ‘Avenue’ Lyric Video + Announce New Album

Up and coming pop punk rockers, Emily’s Army, will release their second full-length album Lost At Seventeen on June 11th via Rise Records. You can check out the lyric video above to hear their brand new song 'Avenue’ and preorder the album HERE.

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We’re a little late on this one, but check out what Set It Off’s Warped Tour bus looks like! 

Rise Against To Release 10th Anniversary Edition of RPM

Chicago’s Rise Against are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough album, Revolutions Per Minute, with a reissue dubbed RPM10. This edition features 10 bonus tracks of demos along with the originally recorded album and expanded packaging.

RMP10 will be released via Fat Wreck Chords on May 28th. More details HERE.

I'm so fucking done with this

Mother Chicken is so pissed off and ready to fight.

The anon hate is getting out of hand. It hurts to see my friends being attacked, and seeing them thinking about leaving the fandom because of Anons is even worse.

What kind of fuckhead finds joy in shitting on someone else?

They are having fun, and that’s all that matters.

You cannot say the portrayal of an OC is off because IT IS A FUCKING OC

NOT YOUR CHARACTER

EAT MY CELESTIAL ASS

I am here to crack names and take skulls (didn’t say that wrong, I meant it like that)

DEATH AND RAPE THREATS ARE CROSSING THE FUCKING LINE

MEET ME IN THE PIT AND GET REPORTED FOR THAT SHIT MOTHERFUCKER

Hope yall anons know how to play catch because you’re going to be catching these hands

Kiss my ass, Take a long walk off of a short dock, and shut the fuck up.

Sincerely,
A fucking furious mun

tyreenasometimes asked:

Are you traveling on Warped? How did you get that opportunity? And could you give advice to someone who'd wanna do the same but has a hard time breaking into the tour?

I was traveling on warped tour for the first three dates of the tour, the California dates. I got started with Warped Tour through my hometown show of “Road to Warped Tour” which is a smaller version of the tour that plays in Anchorage Alaska right before the kick off date in Pomona. My boss started the show last summer and I applied to be the pit reporter for our show. I didn’t get that job but he knew how much I wanted to help out with this show,doing anything and everything he’d let me help with. We did the show again this summer on June 17th and I started and ran our local street team, and our social media sites (instagram, twitter, snapchat, spotify). I did way more than that though I checked the bands into their hotel, showed them around downtown and even had some of them over to my house so they could relax without having to worry about being bombarded by fans.

Right now I don’t work for all of Warped Tour, just the Alaska show. But I’m working on finding a job for the entire tour next summer. My advice for you is the exact advice I gave myself; go to shows, go to the warped dates and make friend with people on the tour. Not just bands, but the non-profits, the merch booths and any of the other vendors. I got guest listed for every date because I became friends with people working for Music Saves Lives and artists playing on the acoustic basement. 

Sorry I rambled on, but I hoped that helped even a little bit and if you have any other questions I’d love to help out :)

-A

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Video Announcement From AFI

It appears AFI have returned with this video teasing a possible self-titled album A Fire Inside for September 2013. Watch above.

or i really wanna work on a warped tour as a pit reporter bc it would be so cool meeting all these different bands, some that you’ve loved for forever, and actually talking to them and seeing their shows whenever bc that’s literally your only job

Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence to Steve Byrnes: NASCAR posthumously honored Steve Byrnes by awarding him the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence on Saturday.

Byrnes, who died of cancer April 21 at the age of 56, will be honored during the induction ceremony Jan. 22 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte.

“He had such respect from everyone in the garage because of the way he conducted himself,” said Winston Kelley, executive director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “He was reporting the story, but he knew he wasn’t the story. He’s one of the few people I never heard anything bad said about. That’s difficult in an industry like this.”

Byrnes covered NASCAR races for FOX, working most recently as the play-by-play announcer for NASCAR Camping World Series telecasts on Fox Sports 1. He also worked as a pit reporter for FOX telecasts of NASCAR Sprint Cup races from 2001 to 2014.

“For three decades, Steve’s hard work and humanity brought NASCAR fans closer to their favorite drivers,” NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said in a statement. “His passion for the stories and people he covered was always reflected in his work. Steve was respected for his professionalism and adored for his easy demeanor.”

The award is named for Ken Squier, the former commentator for CBS telecasts, and Barney Hall, the former voice of MRN broadcasts. Previous winners are Squier, Hall, Chris Economaki and Tom Higgins. http://nascarne.ws/1NG5W8f #NASCAR

Purple Heart Veteran With PTSD Barred From Boarding NJ Bus Over Pit Bull Service Dog

Purple Heart Veteran With PTSD Barred From Boarding NJ Bus Over Pit Bull Service Dog

Daniel Wright, a United States veteran, was just trying to get home from school when he was denied a bus ride on a New Jersey Transit bus because of his registered service dog, Tank, a pit bull, Fox News reports.  Powered by WPeMatico

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Byrnes Named Fifth Squier-Hall Award Recipient

Popular FOX Sports broadcaster Steve Byrnes has been named the recipient of the 2016 Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence. Byrnes most recently served as the play-by-play announcer for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on FOX Sports 1 and was the network’s co-host of NASCAR Race Hub. He passed away in April after a long battle with cancer.

Byrnes will be honored during NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony festivities on Jan. 22, 2016 and featured in an exhibit in the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.

“For three decades, Steve’s hard work and humanity brought NASCAR fans closer to their favorite drivers,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France. “His passion for the stories and people he covered was always reflected in his work. Steve was respected for his professionalism and adored for his easy demeanor.”

From 2001-14, Byrnes served as a pit reporter for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races on FOX. He also served as a studio show host and appeared on various programs.

Prior to joining FOX, Byrnes hosted a variety of NASCAR programs including Inside Winston Cup Racing with Ned Jarrett and Darrell Waltrip’s Racers on TNN. He also worked as a pit reporter for CBS, TNN and TBS.

His courageous battle with cancer served as an inspiration to the NASCAR industry, fans and his peers. In April, shortly before his passing, Bristol Motor Speedway named its Sprint Cup race the Food City 500 In Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand up to Cancer.

Byrnes was among eight nominees voted upon by a panel comprised of NASCAR and NASCAR Hall of Fame executives, journalists, public relations representatives and former drivers. The Squier-Hall Award was created in 2012 to honor the contributions of media to the success of the sport.  Legendary broadcasters Ken Squier and Barney Hall, for whom the award is named, were its initial recipients. Other recipients of the award include Chris Economaki (2014) and Tom Higgins (2015).

The other seven nominees for the 2016 award were:

Norma “Dusty” Brandel, the first woman to report from inside the NASCAR garage

Russ Catlin, one of the best-known early racing writers and historians, served as editor of Speed Age Magazine

Shav Glick, covered motorsports for the Los Angeles Times for 37 years, bringing NASCAR coverage to the West Coast

Bob Jenkins, served as the lead NASCAR lap-by-lap anchor at ESPN from 1982-2000.

Bob Moore, spent more than 20 years as a NASCAR beat writer including stints with the Daytona Beach News-Journal and The Charlotte Observer

Benny Phillips, spent 48 years covering NASCAR for the High Point (N.C.) Enterprise, 27 years for Stock Car Racing and 12 years on TBS

T. Taylor Warren, best known for his three-wide photo of the 1959 Daytona 500 finish, he covered every Daytona 500 until his death in 2008.

NASCAR PR http://nascarne.ws/1JO6us2 #NASCAR

Lights Announces Acoustic Album + Tour

Canadian singer-songwriter Lights has announced she will release an acoustic version of Siberia onApril 30! The album features guest appearances by Owl City, Max Kerman (Arkells) and Coeur de pirate. The first single from the album is ‘Cactus In The Valley’ featuring Owl City and will be available on March 19. In addition, Lights will embark on an acoustic tour in April. See below for dates.

Apr 30 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
May 02 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
May 03 - Vancouver, BC - Rio Theatre
May 04 - Vancouver, BC - Rio Theatre
May 06 - Calgary, AB - Grand Theatre
May 07 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
May 08 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
May 10 - Toronto, ON - Wintergarden Theatre
May 11 - Montreal, QC - Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
May 13 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
May 14 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

Click HERE for tickets and to preorder Siberia Acoustic.

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Banquets Announce New Album

New Jersey based band Banquets have announced they will release their self-titled LP on May 7th via Black Numbers. Check out the announcement video above… you might want to pound a beer or two as well. 

Visit Banquets’ official Facebook Page HERE.

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Michael Bublé Performs In NYC Subway

This morning, Michael Bublé and the group Naturally 7 took to the NYC Subway stop at W. 67th Street for an impromptu acapella performance of ’Who’s Lovin’ You.’

Getting Technical: NS2 Air Monitors from NOCS

These 70watt speakers allow for wireless music streaming thanks to AirPlay compatibly with Mac, PC, iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad. The minimalist design keeps the product simple and the sound crisp by featuring a hand-built rubber coated cabinet, Kevlar reinforced woofers, and silk dome tweeters. For under $500, these speakers offer powerful sound and great durability.

At approximately 6x4", the NS2 air monitors are perfect for the home office or dorm room. Order yours HERE.