Attila @ Vans Warped Tour ’14 | Ventura CA

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Blackbird Interview | Vans Warped Tour 2014

 

Gia Farrell, who’s hit single “Hit Me Up” which was featured on the Happy Feet soundtrack in 2006 is now accompanied by Kandice Brending. Together, they are Alt Pop duo Blackbird. Watch our interview with them above to learn a little bit about them.

Queen & Adam Lambert take on New York City

Thursday, July 17th Queen & Adam Lambert performed at Madison Square Garden. This is was another show apart of their North American Tour. Amazing effects including lights, fog machines and many props left the packed arena cheering for more. Starting with a dropped curtain and the silhouette of Adam Lambert the show only went up from there. Original members Brian May and Roger Taylor made sure the crowd didn’t forget how Freddie Mercury and the rest of the band became rock gods. Using the oval screen placed behind the stage they included Freddie Mercury heavily into the show including backstage clips from their life on the road when they first started out and a tribute to the late Mercury. It was clear Adam Lambert wasn’t trying to be Freddie Mercury but he put his own twist on the vocals of the classic songs. During Bohemian Rhapsody once again showed Freddie this time he was singing the song and Adam Lambert sang with them. During the show Brian May shed some tears when doing a solo he would have normally done with Freddie. He encouraged the audience to sing along and the whole arena was in awe. While Adam was backstage doing one of many costume changes Brian and Roger brought out the people of the band who helped to make the show what it was including Rogers son. They did an acoustic song which proved to be one of the highlights of the night. Roger and his son also participated in a drum battle which showed both of their amazing talents. Roger also sang which proved he was more than just an amazing drummer. Adam Lambert’s performance was fantastic. The notes he hit gave me chills, so did his charming personality. He made sure he talked to the crowd and connected to them. His use of props also was a great choice. During Killer Queen he had his own couch where he laid and drank champagne, which he later shared with the audience. His costumes were exciting too they ranged from a simple vest, t-shirt and jeans to a leopard suit with a crown fit for a king. The show closed with an encore of We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and tons of confetti and fog.

   The fans at the show were truly special. Most of the arena was an older crowd but that didn’t stop them from cheering and applauding like crazy. One women sitting in front of me was telling me about the times she had seen Adam and  I shared my own concert experiences while seeing him. The crowd as a whole was very comforting and kind. Lines for the merch table were long which was to be expected. I waited till the end to get a shirt which was a bad idea, my size was sold out. Overall this concert was a once in a life time experience. I feel like i witnessed history being made. I can only hope that after all this Adam Lambert finally gets the credit from this generation of how amazing and talented he is. If they come back to New York or around here it is in your best interest to go.
Gianna Ciotti

Dylan Jakobsen : Summer Tour 2014

 

**Full Band Dates Before Tour**

7/19 Enumclaw, WA – King County Fair

7/20 Seattle, WA – Bite of Seattle

**Acoustic Tour Dates**

7/21  Livingston, MT – Murray Bar

7/22  Grand Forks, ND – El Roco

7/23  Minneapolis, MN – Fallout Arts Initiative

7/24  Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose

7/25  Chicago, IL – Uncommon Ground

7/26  Cannelton, IN – Blue Heron Winery

7/27  Morgantown, WV – Schmitt’s Saloon

7/28  Cleveland, OH – Wilbert’s

7/29  Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock

7/30  Delmar, DE – 3rd Wave Brewing

7/31  New York City, NY – Shillelagh Tavern

8/01  New Hope, PA – Triumph Brewing

8/02  Fairfax, VA – Dogfish Head Alehouse

8/03  Charlottesville, VA – Starr Hill Brewery

8/04  Lexington, KY – Paddy Wagon

8/05  Nashville, TN – Hotel Indigo

8/06  St Louis, MO – Evangeline’s

8/07  Sioux Falls, SD – Latitude 44

8/08  Gillette, WY – Prairie Fire Brewing

8/09  Spokane, WA – Overbluff Cellars

Artist of the Month July ’14 – The Stolen

 The Stolen are the tri-state area’s highest energy filled Pop Rock band. Based in Old Bridge, NJ the band has developed a devout following touring the US. The Stolen have shared the stage with notable artists such as Neon Trees, The Offspring, Allstar Weekend (formerly. Allstar), Man Overboard, Brokencyde, The Millionaires, and many more. The Stolen have also performed at the 2013 Vans Warped Tour as well as several other national festivals. Recently released “Adults” EP produced by Jesse Cannon and Mike Oettinger has become quickly favored among fans already selling over 1,000 copies and received great hype on notorious sites While the album tells a heartfelt story of growing up, the music varies from lighthearted tracks like “Motion Sickness” to darker emo jams like “Getting New at Growing Old” finding that perfect blend that Alternative music has been waiting for.

Website : http://www.thestolenmusic.com/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/thestolennj

Twitter : https://twitter.com/thestolen

A Concert for Casey at the Baltimore Soundstage ft All Time Low

                 

Hey y’all!

This past Saturday I had the privilege to go to All Time Low’s hometown acoustic charity show, An Evening with All Time Low: A Concert for Casey at the Baltimore Soundstage. It was my first time at the venue, and I have to say I loved it. Think classy grunge: cement floors, a bar running along the side wall and chandeliers that looked totally out of place. Three local alt bands opened for All Time Low ; 3 PM, Cinder Wall and Like You to Me. Fun fact: the lead singer of Cinder Wall is Alex Gaskarth’s girlfriend’s brother.

All Time Low opened with Backseat Serenade, leading into Damned If I Do Ya, Do It For Baltimore, Somewhere in Neverland and Time Bomb. The crowd was pretty intense for an acoustic show! Everyone was pushing and shoving to the front, but luckily there was no crowd surfing to worry about.

The four piece pop punk band went on to play some of its slower songs off their earlier albums, Running From Lions, Lullabies, Jasey Rae, Remembering Sunday and Therapy. I don’t think I have ever seen as many emotional breakdowns at a concert as I did that night. Eventually, Casey’s father, Paul Leavitt, came on stage with the band to perform Jimmy Eat World’s Hear You Me in honor of his son. All Time Low also played The Reckless and The Brave, Weightless, and closed their show as they normally do, with Dear Maria, Count Me In, although this time it was an acoustic rendition. The show went smoothly as usual, and the guy who really likes Circles made himself known that night, unfortunately way too many times.

Overall, it was a great show for a great cause. The band raised $18,000 for the Center for Infant and Child Loss.

You can click here to donate to the cause!

Lexi Oser

The Camera Affect Promotions


 

 

Motionless In White

Vans Warped Tour 2014

Photography by : Izzy

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