This weekend is going to be an incredible one for fans of The Movielife, who will be headlining Today’s Mixtape Festival in Patchogue, NY, as it is their first Long Island show in 13 years! To add on to the hype, the festival will also be Kill Your Idols’ first show on the island in 8 years and A Loss For Words’ final show!
portion of this year’s festival ticket sales will go towards The Safe
Center, Nassau County’s only comprehensive victims’ services agency,
offering confidential and cost-free services to victims of child abuse,
domestic and dating violence, rape and sexual assault, and human
To purchase tickets for the festival, click here! The daily lineup for the festival can also be found below!
Saturday, August 15 The Movielife Kill Your Idols Crime In Stereo Incendiary A Loss for Words Iron Chic Giants at Large Gates Microwave Makeshift The Cavalry Is Us Andrew W.K.* (*Saturday Night After Party)
Sunday, August 16 Every Time I Die Real Friends Stray From the Path State Champs Counterparts On Broken Wings Cryptodira Knocked Loose Brigades Gatherers Broadside Commonwealth Shorebreak Young Graves
The Used with Every Time I Die, Marmozets, & The Eeries
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Upstate Concert Hall; Clifton Park, NY
I’m going to be pretty blunt here – at the time I was writing this, Age of Ultron came out in just about two days, so I was finding it pretty difficult to be excited over anything else. But, that doesn’t mean it was impossible. For instance, say, hypothetically, one of my favorite bands from high school was playing a show a few miles away. That would do the trick. Besides, by the time door opened, there were still, like, 48 more hours before The Avengers premiere – might as well kill some time, eh?
All comic-based sarcasm aside, this was a show that had been on my radar for some time; The Used are screamo royalty, while Every Time I Die have been on my “must-see” list for ages. I had heard rumblings about Marmozets here and there, and opener The Eeries were one of those bands allowing me a fresh, new first impression. Kicking off the show, they made a fast statement.
Taking the stage promptly at 7:30, the LA four-piece entered under low lights with The Addams Family theme song pumping through the PA system. Eerie indeed. It wasn’t much into their set before they began to turn heads, their music a blend of Californian
surf-rock and frenzied punk. If The Pink Spiders and old-school Weezer spent a
weekend together in Long Beach, you’d get The Eeries.
It took a bit of time before the venue started to fill up, so those who missed The Eeries had some bad luck. But anyone who was late for Marmozets next seriously missed out.
Pegged as “Britain’s most exciting young band” by Kerrang, they upheld this reputation. Raw, sharp, and bone-shaking, their time onstage was intense. While their accents may have sounded proper, their performance was far from upright or polite. Becca MacIntyre’s vocals were fierce and feral, while support from the band was just as untamed.
Every Time I Die have made a second home for themselves in the Albany area. Hailing from Buffalo, playing in the Capitol Region is still, somewhat, a hometown show. And they made sure to give their neighbors a treat. From start to finish, they held their energy and intensity at an 11 and showed that, for as glad as we were to have them back, they were equally glad to be there.
Before they played, a few press and venue people were standing off to the side, and I was able to catch a glimpse of The Used’s setlist. With the exception of “Cry” and “Revolution,” the bulk of the night would consist of the first two albums. No offense to the later albums, but those two are unmatchable. It’s probably more about when I first heard them rather than the albums themselves, but opening the night with “Maybe Memories” brought on a flood of awesome high school experience.
Though they played a relatively short set (12 songs, as a headliner), they made the best of it. Or, you could say, they savored every moment of it. *crickets* “The Taste of Ink,” arguably their most recognizable track, was one of the true highlights of the night – performed perfectly, with a huge crowd response. Where the chorus is an anthemic singalong, closer “A Box Full of Sharp Objects” matched the former’s energy, but instead of the audience singing McCracken’s words back to him, they erupted into a three-minute
hurricane of noise and vigor to conclude the night.
The Used have been performing for more than a decade, and I’ve been lucky enough to see them at various points during their career – back on the Taste of Chaos Tour, a year or two later on the Get A Life Tour, a few times on Warped, last year with Taking Back Sunday, and then again on Tuesday, and they’re a band that just gets continues to get stronger.
Take It Away
The Bird and the Worm
I Caught Fire
The Taste of Ink
All That I’ve Got
On My Own
Pretty Handsome Awkward
A Box Full Of Sharp Objects
The Used will be hitting the road this April in support of their latest album, Imaginary Enemy, with Every Time I Die, The Marmozets and The Eeries! Pre-sale tickets are currently on sale until the 29th and they will go on sale to the general public on January 30th. To pick up tickets, click here!
Below you can find the poster and tour dates!
Tour Dates 4.3 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues 4.4 – Tempe, AZ @ Tempe Beach Park 4.7 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory 4.8 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory 4.10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue 4.11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue 4.12 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore 4.14 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave 4.17 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts 4.18 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore 4.19 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall 4.21 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom 4.22 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre 4.25 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall 4.28 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall 4.29 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues 5.1 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore 5.2 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
We’re a little behind with keeping you guys posted with the Warped announcements, but as of right now, these are the 10 bands currently confirmed to play Vans Warped Tour 2012!
-Bayside -Chelsea Grin -Every Time I Die -I Fight Dragons -Memphis May Fire -Polar Bear Club -Sleeping With Sirens -The Silver Comet -Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds -Vampires Everywhere!