Article #21 – Mid Year Review

Has 2007 proven to be better then last year? That is the question and we are looking for an answer, but a full year in review will have to wait another 6 months. The second half of the year looks promising with releasing from Paramore, The Rocket Summer, Motion City Soundtrack, Jimmy Eat World and more coming in the next few months. But what has the first half of the year done for our endless music craving? Releases from Anberlin, Relient K, Sherwood, Fall Out Boy and more hit shelves with lots of fanfare, but did they live up to the hype? This year is also filled with lots of sophomore albums from bands like Sullivan, The Fold, Paramore, My American Heart, Circa Survive and many more. Did these releases fall into the sophomore slump or are they destine for greatness.

Each year there is always one stand out band that comes out of nowhere to please our ears. So far this year The Graduate has done that for me. Their Cartel style rock rings out on their debut album, Anhedonia. With 6 months left in the year they could be beat, although the challenger would have to put up a pretty good fight.

This was just a brief review that covers just a few of the releases that have come out this year. This year is shaping up to be a pretty good year for new music. Now it’s your turn to let us know which releases you have dug so far this year and which releases didn’t meet your expectations. Also let us know which releases you think will dominate the second half of 2007.

Sherwood on MTV; Tour Dates

Check out a killer MTV News segment on Sherwood starting tonight. The piece begins airing this evening (Wednesday May 16) on MTVu and then will hit MTV, MTV2 and MTVNews.com starting tomorrow (Thursday, May 17). Airtimes listed below!

Also be sure to catch Sherwood on tour as direct support for Motion City Soundtrack this summer. A string of headline dates have also just been announced starting June 14th.

Sherwood on:

MTV
Thurs 5/17- 4:50am, 5:50am, 6:50am, 7:50am, 8:50am, 9:50am, 12:50pm

MTV2
Thurs 5/17: 4:30am, 5:30am, 6:30am, 7:30am, 8:30am

MTVu
Wed 5/16: 7:45pm, 8:45pm, 9:45pm

Thurs 5/17- 12:45am, 1:45am, 2:45am, 3:45am, 4:45am, 5:45am, 6:45am, 8:45am, 9:45am, 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm, 6:45pm

Sherwood On Tour:
With Relient K and Mae 5/16-5/18
Sherwood Headline 6/14-6/27 and 7/3 w/ support from The Fold, Sound The Alarm
With Motion City Soundtrack, The Forecast and The Higher 7/5-8/7

May 16 2007 7:00P
Janus Landing St. Petersburg, Florida
May 17 2007 8:30P
Handlebar Greenville, South Carolina
May 18 2007 7:00P
The Tabernacle Atlanta, Georgia
May 20 2007 7:00P
Rock Bottom San Antonio, Texas
Jun 14 2007 8:00P
Empire Theater Stockton, California
Jun 15 2007 7:30P
The Underground Cafe Roseville, California
Jun 16 2007 7:00P
The Wrec Saratoga, California
Jun 19 2007 6:00P
Country Club Theatre Ogden, Utah
Jun 20 2007
The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 21 2007
The Refuge Amarillo, TX
Jun 22 2007 7:00P
The Door Dallas, Texas
Jun 24 2007 7:00P
King Of Clubs Claremore, Oklahoma
Jun 25 2007 7:00P
The Conservatory Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Jun 26 2007 7:00P
The Rock Papillion, Nebraska
Jun 27 2007 8:00P
The Warehouse La Crosse, Wisconsin
Jun 29 2007 8:00P
SUMMERFEST Milwaukee, Wisconsin (with Jacks Manniquin, Say Anything etc)
Jun 30 2007 5:15P
Cornerstone Festival Bushnell, Illinois
Jul 3 2007 7:30P
Rymar Studios Bellingham, Washington
Jul 5 2007 7:15P
El Corazon (W/ MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK) Seattle, Washington
Jul 6 2007 7:45P
Hawthorne Theatre (W/ MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK) Portland, Oregon
Jul 7 2007 7:30P
Great American Music Hall (W/ MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK) San Francisco, California Jul 8 2007 7:15P
Chain Reaction (W/ MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK) Anaheim, California
Jul 10 2007 7:15P
Roxy Theatre (W/ MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK) West Hollywood, California
Jul 11 2007 7:15P
Soma (W/ MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK) San Diego, California
Jul 12 2007 7:15P
The Clubhouse (W/ MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK) Tempe, Arizona
Jul 14 2007 7:30P
Marquis Theater (W/ MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK) Denver, Colorado
Jul 20 2007 6:00P
The Social (W/ MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK) Orlando, Florida
Jul 21 2007 8:00P
The Loft @ Center Stage (W/ MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK) Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 23 2007 8:00P
Theatre of the Living (W/ MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jul 24 2007 6:30P
Axis (W/ MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK) Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 25 2007 7:00P
The Gramercy Theatre (W/ MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK) New York, New York
Aug 1 2007 7:00P
St. Andrews Hall (W/ MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK) Detroit, Michigan
Aug 2 2007 7:00P
The Rave (W/ MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK) Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Aug 6 2007 7:00P
Agora Ballroom (W/ MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK) Cleveland, Ohio
Aug 7 2007 8:00P
The Opera House (W/ MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK) Toronto, Ontario

Mae Update

Mae has a few headlining shows coming up, you can find those below. The band also has one more leg on the Relient K tour, which lasts 3 more weeks. The band will join up with them again in Cleveland at the House of Blues on May 3, then travel through New York, New Jersey, D.C, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia to finish the tour. This summer Mae will be on tour with The Fray and OkGO! Mae will be on the 1st leg of the tour with stops in cities throughout the midwest and northeast. Check out a video update from the band below.

Starting April 29th – May 2nd, Mae will be headlining in these cities…

April 29th – Columbia, SC
Headliner’s Live
700-B Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

April 30th – Charlottesville, VA
Starr Music Hall
709 W. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

May 2nd – Ohio Univ. – Athens, OH
Ohio University
Baker Theater – One Park Place
Athens, OH 45701

You can also track Mae on tour with Google Maps or iCal.

Punk Goes Acoustic 2 Track Listing, Pre-Sale

Punk Goes Acoustic 2

Punk Goes Acoustic 2
Fearless Records has announced the Punk Goes Acoustic 2 pre-sale and tracklisting. Punk Goes Acoustic 2 hits record stores and online stores May 8, 2007. You can pre-order the album now at MerchNow for $10 and receive a free album from the Punk Goes Series of your choice with each order. There will also be buy one get one free offers on SmartPunk.com and Interpunk.com. Punk Goes Acoustic 2 features unreleased and exclusive versions of the most popular songs from Anti-Flag, +44, The All-American Rejects, Jack’s Mannequin, Relient K, Silverstein, Mayday Parade, Sherwood, Alesana, Set you Goals, Daphne Loves Derby, The Spill Canvas, All Time Low and TheAudition.

Track Listing
Jacks Mannequin – Bruised
theAudition – Dont be so hard
+44 – Baby Come On
Daphne Loves Derby — Sun
Say Anything – Woe
Alesana – Apology
All Time Low – Jasey Rae
Silverstein – RedLight Pledge
The All-Amercian Rejects – Night Drive
Mayday Parade – Three Cheers for Five Years
The Spill Canvas – Staplegunned
Relient K – Who I am Hates Who I’ve Been
Anti-Flag – Welcome to 1984
Sherwood – The Only Song
Set Your Goals – Echoes

Visit Punk Goes Acoustic 2 on Myspace to hear samples of various songs from the compilation.

Punk Goes Acoustic 2 Gains Two New Artists

Anti-Flag and Silverstein are the next bands to contribute acoustically to the Punk Goes Acoustic 2 compilation. These bands will join The All-American Rejects, Relient K, Sherwood, The Spill Canvas, Jacks Mannequin, Say Anything, theAudition, Set Your Goals and Mayday Parade on the compilation set to street May 8, 2007.

Punk Goes Acoustic 2 is the next album in the compilation following Punk Goes Acoustic, Punk Goes Metal, Punk Goes Pop, Punk Goes 80′s and Punk Goes 90′s. Check out the MySpace page for more information about the album and bands announced.