Burn Halo Announce Wolves of War Tour

Burn Halo have announced their upcoming fall tour titled Wolves of War. Kicking off on September 5th in Anaheim and ending on October 8th in Kansas City, the tour has a handful of great acts hitting the road with them! Joining the band will be Heartist, Courage My Love, Run 2 Cover, XXI, and Against Himself on select dates.

Below you can find the full list of tour dates!

9.4 – Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk (BURN HALO ONLY)
9.5 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction ~
9.6 – Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS ~
9.9 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick ~
9.10 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pubrock
9.11 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Jam Spot ~
9.12 – El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall ~
9.13 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Rail Club*
9.14 – Houston, TX @ Acadia Bar and Grill*
9.15 – San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald’s*
9.16 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog*
9.17 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanitas*
9.18 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five *^ 
9.19 – Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse *^
9.20 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell) *^
9.24 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House *
9.25 – New York, NY @ Santos Party House *
9.26 – Gardners, PA @ Deer Run Camping Resort *
9.27 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution *
9.29 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater *
9.30 – Clifton Park,NY @ Trickshots *
10.1 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room *
10.2 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost *
10.3 – Dayton, OH @ Rockstar Pro Arena *
10.4 – Detroit, MI @ The Ritz *
10.5 – Kalkaska, MI @ Kalkaska Civic Center #
10.6 – Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew #
10.7 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar #
10.8 – Kansas City, MO @ Aftershock #

~ with Run 2 Cover
* with XXI
# with Against Himself
^ no Courage My Love

5 Questions With: Courage My Love [SBSW Edition]

We had the chance to chat with Mercedes Arn-Horn,
singer/guitarist of Canadian pop punk band, Courage My Love. We spoke about
their tour with Hawthorne Heights, performing at South By So What, and the band’s
new full-length, Becoming. Check out
the interview below!

You guys have been
crazy busy lately. On top of playing at South By So What?!, you also performed
at Never Say Never Fest, released your brand new album, and joined Hawthorne
Heights’ “Stripped Down To The Bone” tour. What keeps you guys motivated to stay
so busy?
We’re always at our happiest when
we’re being productive, and we really enjoy what we do so it never feels like

What act were you most excited to catch at South By So What?! and did they meet
your expectations?
We all were so excited to see Circa
Survive, because we’ve loved their band for a long time and they put on an
amazing show. Unfortunately in the chaos of signing, interviews, loading and
early van call we missed pretty much every band we wanted to see… But we
heard they were amazing!

Even though you just released your brand new full-length, Becoming, we hear you
guys are already writing and preparing to record a second full-length album.
With the constant touring, how do you find time to sit down and record new
It can be hard to make time for
everything we want to do, but we find a way to do it. Even just writing lyrics
on the long drives on tour or demoing in the hotel rooms at the end of the day.
I find I’m way more inspired to write after a long tour once I’ve had some new
experiences than if I were to stay home and just focus on writing. What would I
write about?

It’s safe to say you guys are also no stranger to festivals, having played
South By So What, Never Say Never, and Warped Tour to name a few. Do you guys
prepare differently for festivals versus any other show you would normally
Festivals are always chaotic and
crazy, but a whole lot of fun. I think you pretty much just throw your gear up
there, don’t get too hung up on how the monitors sound, and just go for it. I
love the energy at festivals because everyone is there to just have a good time
and go crazy, so we try to bring that to the stage too.

What can we expect next from Courage My Love? Possibly a headlining tour?
Well not to toot our own horn or anything,
but I really think the new album is going to blow people’s minds. It’s very
different from our previous releases and i think it’s a major growth in our
sound. I can’t wait to finally record and release it. Working with producer
David Bendeth will be awesome. And we’re already planning some tours in the
near future, so keep your eyes peeled and we’ll see you on the road!

50 Acts You Won’t Want To Miss At SXSW (Part 4)


It’s that time of year again and South By Southwest (SXSW) is just around the corner! We’ve decided to bring back our “50 Acts You Won’t Want To Miss” feature, which will run from today until March 16th, the day before the Music section of SXSW begins! Check out our fourth installment (acts 31-40, in no particular order) of artists we think you need to check out below!

Previous posts: 1 | 2 | 3

*Note: some acts we’ve included are performing at South By So What?! and not South By Southwest. However, since the festival takes place during the week of South By Southwest, we’ve decided to still include them in our list!

These alternative rockers recently released their debut full-length album, The Smallest Light via No Sleep Records.
The album is already receiving tons of amazing feedback from fans,
publications, and everywhere in between. Their music is nothing short of
exceptional and we’re excited to see where there rest of the year will take
this band.
to catch Daisyhead:
3.21 – 8pm –
Spartan Records SXSW Showcase @ Bar 96.

Emily Wolfe
Chances are, you’ve heard of Emily Wolfe at least once. If you haven’t,
where the heck have you been? Named one of NPR’s 5 New Bands To Watch At SXSW
last year and referred to as a “sparkling rocker” by the Wall Street Journal,
Emily Wolfe takes listeners on an amazing musical journey that everyone should
experience at least once.
Where to catch Emily Wolfe:
3.17 – 1pm – GCJR Showcase @ Empire Control
Room; 3.18 – 7am – KUTX Live Broadcast @ Four Seasons; 3.18 – 1pm – South By
San Jose @ San Jose Hotel (Parking Lot); 3.19 – 8pm – ICM Partners Official
SXSW Showcase @ Icenhauer’s.

When listening to BØRNS the other day, I came across an article that
referred to the band as “an indie prince who was raised by the Beach Boys
alongside unicorns and nymphs.” I have never read anything more perfect. Glam
rocker, Garrett Born, has been receiving praise from artists, including Taylor
Swift, and will surely be taking off before we know it. Incredible vocals with
a unique alternative style keep BØRNS’ music unique and hypnotizing, making us
want to hear even more.
Where to catch BØRNS:
3.18 – 12am – Official SXSW Showcase @

Travis Hayes
I may be a sucker for the acoustic, heartfelt, singer-songwriter types, but
Travis Hayes is one of my new favorite artists that I’ve come across. Having
shared the stage with artists including 3 Doors Down, Daughtry and The Rocket
Summer, Travis Hayes has a promising career of himself. Our recommendation:
crack open a bottle of wine or whiskey (apple juice if you’re not of age), and
sit yourself down with Young Daze
Where to catch Travis Hayes:
3.17 – 11am – Balanced Breakfast @ The
Jackalope; 3.20 – 7pm – The ATX Overload Festival @ Spinner’s; 3.21 – 7pm –
Tofu BBQ Blowout.

These Chicago punks will make you feel as if you’re reliving your teen
angst in the best way possible. Self described as “brewgaze,” the band knows
how to perfectly blend punk with indie rock while still completely enjoying
Where to catch Typesetter:
3.17 – 7:45pm – Rattle Showcase @ Rattle
Inn; 3.18 – Ground Floor Booking Showcase @ Love Goat; 3.20 – The Music Ranch

No stranger to the road and having previously played large festivals
including Glastonbury and Reading & Leeds Festivals, these UK natives are
making a name for themselves. In fact, they were named one of Rolling Stones’
“10 New Artists You Need To Know: January 2015 edition.” After performing at
South By later this week, you can catch the band on the road again, joining The
Used and Every Time I Die on tour. It’s a set you’ll surely want to see.
Where to catch Marmozets:
3.18 – 2pm – British Music Embassy @
Latitude 30; 3.20 – 9:45pm – Audiotree Showcase @ Licha’s Cantina.

Great Caesar
If you’re familiar with our site, you would know that we are huge fans of
any artists with both male and female vocals. There’s just something so
hypnotizing and incredible about it – and Great Caesar is another band to add
to our list of favorites. This year marks tremendous growth for the band, who
were recently announced by Billboard as one of New Music Seminar’s Artists on the
Verge 2015. For those of you who get to catch these guys, we are jealous. Oh so
very jealous.
Where to catch Great Caesar:
3.145 – 11am – Daybreaker @ Rio Dayclub;
3.15 – 11:30pm – General Assembly x Salesforce @ Old School Bar & Grill;
3.16 – 2am – Red Gorilla @ The Dizzy Rooster; 3.17 – 12:40pm – McDonald’s
Showcase @ McDonald’s parking lot; 3.17 – 3:35pm – Big Picture Media Showcase @
The Blind Pig; 3.18 – 12:45pm – Chicken Ranch Records @ Hole in the Wall; 3.19
– 12:30pm – Doc’s Motorworks Showcase @ Doc’s Motorworks; 3.20 – 11pm –
Official SXSW Showcase @ Esther’s Follies; 3.21 – 12pm – Home Slice Pizza; 3.21
– 4pm – Strange Brew.

Courage My Love
Recent addition to InVogue Records, Courage My Love has a lot going on
right now. The band will be re-releasing their last EP, this time as a
full-length album, later this month and after South By, the band can be found
on the “Stripped Down To The Bone” tour supporting Hawthorne Heights.
Where to catch Courage My Love:
3.20 – South By So What?! @ QuikTrip Park.

2014 was a whirlwind for these Utah rockers who hit the road alongside Neon
Trees and released their self-titled album. Now, the band is making 2015 their
bitch and it’s pretty damn impressive. Named Salt Lake City Weekly’s Best Band
of 2015 and elected by New Music Seminar as part of their “Artist on The Verge
Class of 2015,” we’re only expecting bigger and better accomplishments to come.
Where to catch Fictionist:
3.18 – 4:20pm – L Rock Entertainment Day
Party @ Darwin’s Pub; 3.19 – 1:45pm – Big Picture Media Showcase @ The Blind
Pig Rooftop; 3.20 – 10pm – Official SXSW Showcase @ The Trophy Club.

Manic Pixi
After changing their name and releasing a full-length album, Manic Pixi
strive to preserve the Rock N Roll spirit they always knew they had. Referring
to themselves as a “ballsy, genre bending sound all their own,” the band knows
exactly how to grab an audience’s attention with pop-grungey sound.
Where to catch Manic Pixi:
3.19 – 1:15pm – Sonic Tonic Showcase @ Amli

LOL Gallery:

Who: Courage My Love, The Maine, Cute Is What We Aim For
What: Vans Warped Tour, Part 1
When & Where: 7/22/14, Merriweather Post Pavilion; Columbia, MD
ByCaitlyn Willard

For full gallery, click here!