PunkRockVids has posted a bunch of videos from this years Take Action! Tour. Check them out at the links below.
Hopeless/SubCity Records up-and-comers Kaddisfly have signed on to play the entire second half of the Vans Warped Tour this summer. Beginning on July 28th in Chicago, IL, the progressive art-rock group will be one of the premier acts on the SmartPunk Stage.
Kaddisfly Warped Tour Dates:
07/28/07 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
07/29/07 – Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome – Minneapolis, MN
07/31/07 – Marcus Amphitheatre – Milwaukee, WI
08/01/07 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08/02/07 – Tower City Amphitheatre – Cleveland, OH
08/03/07 – Tweeter Center At The Waterfront – Camden, NJ
08/04/07 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
08/05/07 – Old Bridge Township Raceway Park – Englishtown, NJ
08/07/07 – Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
08/08/07 – Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
08/09/07 – Tweeter Center For The Performing Arts – Mansfield, MA
08/10/07 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
08/11/07 – Burl’s Creek Park – Toronto, ON
08/12/07 – Parc Jean Drapeau – Montreal, QC
08/14/07 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO
08/15/07 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Bonner Springs, KS
08/17/07 – Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa, ID
08/18/07 – Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
08/19/07 – Columbia Meadows – St. Helens, OR
08/22/07 – Selland Arena, Fresno Convention Center – Fresno, CA
08/23/07 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre – Marysville, CA
08/24/07 – Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
08/25/07 – Home Depot Center – Carson, CA
Progressive art-rock group Kaddisfly have announced a string of West Coast tour dates with Ozma, New YearÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s Day, Peachcake and William Tell for the month of May. The band will be supporting the recent release of Set Sail The Prairie, their second LP for Hopeless/Sub City Records. The album debuted at #9 on the Alternative New Artist Album chart, and 5% of its sales are being donated to the Mr. HollandÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s Opus Foundation.
With Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Saosin
04/17 – Rocketown – Nashville, TN
04/18 – RemmingtonÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s – Springfield, MO
04/20 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
With A Static Lullaby
04/23 – Knitting Factory – Los Angeles, CA
With Ozma, New YearÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s Day, Peachcake
05/01 – The Dome – Bakersfield, CA
05/02 – The Belmont – Fresno, CA
05/03 – The Underground – Roseville, CA
05/05 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
05/06 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
With Ozma, New YearÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s Day, William Tell
05/08 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
05/09 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
05/10 – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
05/11 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
05/14 – The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
05/16 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
05/17 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
05/18 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Rarely does being extremely diverse, mixed with plenty of tallent, make a CD unenjoyable. However, in the case of the newest release from Kaddisfly, I found they’ve missed the mark on making, what some would call, refreshing and vibrant listening experience. After countless listens, I find myself unable to clearly state where this album even sits in my current collection. Now, don’t let me scare you away from Set Sail the Prarie, because there are many good things about it, but personally, I was scratching my head listening to this album rather then sitting back and enjoying it.
I shouldn’t be too judgemental, as this CD does have it’s good points, but it just so happens that they are few and far between. Such as an incredible reference to some ‘OhmahaStyley” that doesn’t disapoint. I don’t know what else to say about this one, I see the potencial but I find that they just don’t fully achieve it.
If your looking for something unique to perk up your music library this just might fill the void. Check out thier purevolume site to stream some tracks and make up your own mind.
- I. Summer Solstice
- VIII. Winter Solstice
- Via Rail
- Silk Road
I have added two new contests to the contest page. These include a giveaway for The Photo Atlas, and a shopping spree for Night Kills The Day. Head to the contests page and enter for your chance to win. Also sign up for our Kaddisfly contest which is ending on the 31st.
If you love bands like Cartel and Fall Out Boy you NEED to check out Fleeing From Finales.Ãƒ”šÃ‚ Despite being native UK-ers, these guys sound like all-American pop/rock fiends–catchy, upbeat, and dancable.
Kaddisfly are streaming their new album, Set Sail The Prairie, on their PureVolume page.
Take Action Tour 2007 Featuring
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Emery, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, A Static Lullaby and Kaddisfly
Feb 25 @ House Of Blues – Hollywood, CA
Let me start by apologizing to Kaddisfly. I was unable to make it in time, largely in part to the stellar (sarcasm), consistently overpriced parking at HOB. Besides this, there aren’t many things to complain about when it comes to HOB venues. Seemingly always well staffed, and under control, House of Blues concerts always have the big show feel with the smaller venue intimacy.
Starting off with recently reformed A Static Lullaby, the Take Action Tour was very much the ‘scream cause it’s trendy’ lineup I expected this year. ASL is nothing special, and definitely one of the least impressive live acts I’ve seen in a while. I think the main source of my distain is their lack of energy. Yes, they move around on the stage a fair amount, but when you put them up against the other bands on this tour, they’re not worth your time.
Scary Kids Scaring Kids definitely accomplished their band name. With their keyboardist removing his shirt and practically dry-humping his keyboard to death, I think any of the audience not familiar with the band were turned off. However, as far as performance goes, they were actually quite impressive. I found their music to be well organized and vocally it was executed with precision. I’m not sure if I’d make an extensive effort to see them again, but as an opener, they were just what the show needed to really get off the ground.
Being from Seattle, it’s great to see local favorites succeed on a bigger level. While Emery originally hailed from South Carolina, I was fortunate enough to be in attendance at many of the band’s first shows. Today, Emery is easily one of the best live bands in music. Playing now as a five-piece due to the departure of their bassist last fall, they haven’t lost a bit of their live show. In-your-face screams blended with melodies that knock you off your feet, unfortunately their set was cut shorter than we all expected, and we only got to hear about six songs.
With the shorter set, came a presentation of a tour plaque to the headlining act, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus by members of Hopeless Records, and tour beneficiaries Youth America Hotline (1.877.Youthline). This good gesture was followed by an incredible set from one of the newer artists in this vein. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus were picked up by Virgin Records and their release “Don’t You Fake It” has already been certified gold. Playing almost the whole record, the band blended great musicianship and pure intensity and has again impressed me as a live act.
As long I can see, the Take Action! Tour will continue to be a staple to the music community. Blending the recent trend to be socially-mindful and active, with some incredible bands, you automatically have a recipe for success. No matter who is playing on this tour, you can always expect to get your money’s worth. If you don’t, why do you care? A portion of the proceeds go to suicide prevention. Take some time, and TAKE ACTION. For more information, head to takeactiontour.com.
Relient K – Five Score and Seven Years Ago
Lovedrug – Everything Starts Where It Ends
The Higher – On Fire
Deas Vail – All The Houses Look The Same
Kaddisfly – Set Sail The Prairie
Emmure – Goodbye To The Gallows
Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
Life In Your Way – Waking Giants
Means – Sending You Strength
Photo Atlas – No, Not Me, Never
Check out the new featured bands on the site including Relient K, Kaddisfly, and Lovedrug. Also be sure to sign up for our new Kaddisfly contest here.