Photo Blog: Vans Warped Tour, Day 13

Who: Against The Current, Bad Seed Rising, With Confidence
When & Where: 7/8/16, BB&T Pavilion; Camden, NJ
By: Caitlyn Willard

Photo Blog: Vans Warped Tour, Day 2

Who: State Champs, Against the Current, Issues, Bad Seed Rising, Young Guns
When & Where: 6/25/16, AT&T Center; San Antonio, TX
By: Caitlyn Willard

LOL Gallery: Against The Current

Who: Against The Current
What: Gravity World Tour
When & Where: 11/20/15, The Marlin Room at Webster Hall; New York, NY
By: Katie Cahalin

For full gallery, click here!

Against The Current Fall Tour

New York pop rockers, Against The Current, are about to kick off the European leg of their Gravity World Tour. However, this time next month, the band will be back in the US, hitting the road with Vinyl Theatre and Jule Vera! 

Check out the dates of their North American tour below!

10.22 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room (Crofoot)
10.23 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
10.24 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10.25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
10.27 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
10.28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Music Garage
10.30 – Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre
10.31 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11.1 – Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theater
11.3 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
11.5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
11.6 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
11.7 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (Voodoo Room)
11.8 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
11.10 – Houston, TX @ Walters
11.11 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blue (Cambridge Room)
11.13 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
11.14 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11.15 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
11.17 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
11.19 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
11.20 – New York, NY @ Marlin Room (Webster Hall)
11.21 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

LOL Gallery:

Who: The Downtown Fiction, Against The Current, Metro Station, The Ready Set
What: The Outsiders Tour
When & Where: 10/16/14, House of Blues; Houston, TX
By: Mercedes Guzman

For full gallery, click here!

Show Review:: Live Forever Tour 8/14

The Highline Ballroom held an enormous line as the doors opened for the Paradise Fears crowd. As the first band began, it was apparent that the techs knew what they were doing with their active and alluring lighting, along with their astounding sound system. Each member of the audience was an engaged and enthusiastic participant for every band.

We Are Stations kicked off the night. They had an energetic and upbeat stage presence that had everyone in the audience dancing. Though some of their lyrics were slightly cliché, they were optimistic and came across as remarkably happy which, in turn, made the audience happy to be there. The band incorporated diverse instrumentation with a keyboard that was uniquely and correctly utilized with their music. They were a wonderful choice to get the energy elevated for the entire night.

After We Are Stations finished their last song, William Beckett took the stage. Formerly of The Academy Is…, William Beckett has created a name for himself as a solo artist after touring on the Acoustic Basement stage at Warped Tour last summer. He had many jokes to share that made everyone laugh, including having an intense introduction where the lights dimmed and he made a dramatic appearance which he did after playing his first song. He taught his lyrics to the audience for certain songs and made sure they were enjoying singing along with him. He had a captivating stage presence for a solo artist with only an acoustic guitar (and a laptop with additional instrumental sounds). Before he played “Just You Wait,” a song he wrote for his younger sister when they were going through a very difficult time, he had Sam and Michael, the vocalist and keyboardist of Paradise Fears, come on stage to help him out. The lyrics, “No one else seems to have it this hard/ No one else has to cover their scars,” seemed to stand out to the entire audience. Overall, Beckett played an intimate, humorous set that was well received.

Against the Current took the stage afterwards. The female vocalist, Chrissy Costanza, had an amazing vocal ability. The band utilized distinct harmonies that amplified their performance. They were constantly in motion which engaged the audience tremendously. They had enjoyable, simple lyrics that brought smiles to everyone witnessing their performance. They covered “Ain’t It Fun,” originally by Paramore, and while this was a moderately stereotypical thing to do with a female-fronted band, they did it justice. They then went on to cover a song by The 1975. The band radiated confidence throughout their entire set which was alluring. During their last song, Against the Current went all out, using every last bit of their energy to leave a fantastic impression.

As they closed, the band everyone had been waiting for began to set up. It took them noticeably longer for them to take the stage, but with good reason. Instead of the standard two guitars, a bass, and a drum kit, this band had three keyboards, an octapad, a drum kit stationed towards the side, along with the other standard instruments. Before the band members took the stage, the lights cut out and a dramatic entrance began. Their dynamic sound, which combines electronic music with an acoustic vibe, entered the venue as they began to play “What Are You Waiting For?” The crowd’s cheers reverberated across the room as their excitement went haywire. As Paradise Fears went through their set, they played their own rendition of Macklemore’s famous song, “Same Love,” including their own verses that went with the rhythm. Towards the middle of the set, they announced that they would do a showcase of their songs from the beginning of their career until their most recent, starting with their most recent. Their songs evoked emotion from their seriously dedicated fan base, many of them wearing Paradise Fears merchandise and some of them even showing off their Paradise Fears tattoos.

It was apparent that everyone in the audience was having a stupendous time as they exploded with joy, singing the lyrics to each song the band played. New York City’s edition of the Live Forever Tour was absolutely marvelous due to the talented musicians and devoted audience that came to admire what the bands put their lives toward.

Written by Sara Barber.
Check out our photo gallery of the show, also taken by Sara, by clicking here!

LOL Gallery:

Who: We Are Stations, Against The Current, William Beckett, and Paradise Fears
What: Live Forever Tour
When & Where: 8/14/14, Highline Ballroom; New York, NY
BySara Barber

For full gallery, click here!

Metro Station and The Ready Set Announce Co-Headlining Tour


That’s right ladies and gents, Metro Station has reunited and are hitting the road this fall on a co-headlining tour with The Ready Set on The Outsiders tour! The Downtown Fiction and Against The Current will also be joining as support.

Check out the tour dates below!

10.21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10. 22 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
10.24 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
10.25 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10.26 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10.28 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Center
10.29 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
10.30 – Toronto, Canada @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
10.31 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
11.1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Alter Bar
11.3 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
11.4 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
11.6 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater
11.7 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
11.8 – Philadelphia, PA @ District N9NE
11.11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11.12 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
11.14 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
11.15 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues – Cambridge Room
11.16 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Bronze Peacock
11.19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
11.20 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11.22 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues