Monday, December 11, 2006

Long Time Gone


Hey how are you? It's been a long time since I posted some news. I was very busy at the last few weeks but these weeks were amazing converning concert or new albums/artists

I visited concerts of Taking Back Sunday/Senses Fail/Underoath etc (Taste Of Chaos), John Vanderslive (www.johnvanderslice.com), Nikola Sarcevic (singer and bass player in Millencolin) and Portugal The Man. All of the shows were awesome.
John Vanderslice invited me to the stage and I was allowed to sing the song "My 424" with him.
You can download the song on johnvanderslice.com.
This is the link wich leads you directly to the song: http://mkultra.com/new.tiny.mp3s/Vanderslice_Me.My.424.mp3

And by the way. So many great new albums came out. Here are some example's
(Okay the list consists not only of new albums, also of my favorites the last weeks)

1) Bad Astronaut - Twelve Small Steps One Giant Disappointment
2) Mashlin - Pushing Through the Seasons
3) Backseat Goodbye - Everything (downloadable on purevolume)
4) Rookie Of The Year - The Goodnight Moon
5) And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - So Divided
6) The Prize Fighter Inferno - My Brother's Blood Machine
7) Saosin - Saosin
8) Rediscover EP (also downloadable on purevolume)
9) Hawk Nelson - Smile, It's The End Of The World
10) Olli Schulz und der Hund Marie - Warten auf den Bumerang (for fans of german alternativ/emo/acoustic tunes)

Oh yeah if you ant more information please check out their myspace websites or visit
http://www.myspace.com/bene83
The myspace profile of a good friend called Bene. On his website are always new unknown artists or other great information about punk music.

This week. Taking Back Sunday's live record will hit stores. Watch the live performance of "Liar (It Takes One To Know One) on http://www.myspace.com/takingbacksunday

Monday, October 23, 2006

Welcome to the Black Parade


Shooting star of 2005 My Chemical Romance is back.
We had a long time to wait but this week, finally, their brand new album
"The Black Parade" hit stores.
Singer Gerard Way said that they did a better record than they want to.

The new single "Welcome to the Black Parade" is out since a few weeks
and I had to listen to it a couple of times but now it's one of my favorites...

Please check out the new record, it will come out october 23rd (Intl.) and october 24th (USA)
and if you want please visit them on tour:

The dates:

10/24/06 - New York, NY Webster Hall
10/25/06 - Boston, MA Axis
10/26/06 - Chicago, IL House Of Blues
10/29/06 - New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music Festival
11/08/06 - Stockholm, Arenan
11/09/06 - Cologne, E-Wrek
11/11/06 - Bournemouth, International Centre
11/12/06 - London, Brixton Academy
11/13/06 - Liverpool, Univ1
1/14/06 - Glasgow, Barrowland
11/15/06 - Nottingham, Rock City
11/17/06 - Hamburg, Grosse Freheit
11/19/06 - Munich, Muffathalle
11/20/06 - Vienna, Austria Arena
11/21/06 - Milan, Transylvania
12/01/06 - Norfolk, VA The Norva: WROX - Xmas Show1
2/03/06 - Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre - 97X Next Big Thing 2006
12/07/06 - Seattle, WA Key Arena - Deck The Hall Ball
12/08/06 - Sacramento, CA Arco Arena - KWOD's Twisted XMas
12/15/06 - Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
03/20/07 - Plymouth, UK, Pavilions03/21/07 - Brighton, UK, Centre
03/22/07 - Birmingham, UK, NIA Academy
03/24/07 - Manchester, UK, MEN Academy
03/25/07 - Cardiff, UK, International Arena
03/26/07 - Nottingham, UK, Arena
03/27/07 - Glasgow, UK, SECC
03/29/07 - London, UK, Wembley Arena

for more information please visit:
http://www.mychemicalromance.com
http://www.myspace.com/mychemicalromance
http://www.punk76.com

Monday, October 16, 2006

My personal Top 10 MySpace profiles


Hello there, so here are my Top 10 MySpace profiles.
By the way. Today is the first day in was in school since three weeks because we have had holidays

So here it goes

01) http://www.myspace.com/entershikari (Thanks to my best friend Daniel http://www.myspace.com/fade8)
02) http://www.myspace.com/denisonwitmer
03) http://www.myspace.com/drivethrurecords
04) http://www.myspace.com/playradioplay
05) http://www.myspace.com/tensecondepic
06) http://www.myspace.com/glorynights
07) http://www.myspace.com/sensesfail
08) http://www.myspace.com/statepark
09) http://www.myspace.com/nikolasarcevic
10) http://www.myspace.com/thisdayandage

So please check out some of them and leave a comment if you want

Oh if you are interested
my personal MySpace website http://www.myspace.com/pascalpunk76

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Taste Of Chaos tour in Europe 2006

The Taste Of Chaos Tour is coming back to Europe.
Last years line-up was The Used, Killswitch Engage, Rise Against, Story Of The Year, Funeral For A Friend, Days In Grief, Bleed The Dream etc.

It was cool but I was a little bit disapponted because headliner The Used and some other artists did only play half an hour but maybe it is normal.

This year I'm again very excited. From October 27th till November 21st, the Taste Of Chaos Tour takes place in Europe.
The line-up for this year:
Parkway Drive http://www.myspace.com/parkwaydrive, I do not know that much about the band but I think I like them a little bit.
Alexisonfire http://www.myspace.com/alexisonfire, I missed them at this years Rock Am Ring but I swear I will never again. In my eyes Alexisonfire is the best Screamo band at the moment
Saosin http://www.myspace.com/saosin, I'm a little bit sceptical about this band. Do know how to classify it. But I think it's gonna to be fun
Senses Fail http://www.myspace.com/sensesfail, Man, Senses Fail ist one of the greatest bands in the world. The voice is awesome and they have a new record called Still Searching. It's awesome. Feel free to check it out.
UnderOath http://www.myspace.com/underoath, I saw them live, in Cologne I think two years ago. The live show wa incredible. I'm very excited to see them again
Anti-Flag http://www.myspace.com/antiflag, I'm not the biggest fan of Anti-Flag but their are cult and I respect what they have done. I also saw them life some time ago...I hope this time I will like it more
Thursday http://www.myspace.com/thursday, Of course one of the best Emo-bands in the world. I think the old stuff is better but the new ist more experimental. Never mind. The music and songwriting is awesome.
Taking Back Sunday http://www.myspace.com/takingbacksunday, I think I must not tell a lot about Taking Back Sunday, they grew bigger and bigger over the past three years. Songs like Great Romances Of The 20th Centure or Cute Without The E pushed them up and they grew and grew. I saw them live two times and I way overpowered by their energie and especially Adam Lazzard impressed me a lot.

For more information and the dates
please check www.tasteofchaos.com

Motion City Soundtrack Interview in Cologne



One month ago I did an interview with Tony playing in Motion City Soundtrack:

We arrived very early at the Prime Club, before the interview started me and some of the band members had a nice conversation and finally the drummer and me were left over and our discussion turned into my interview.

Pascal: So today is your last show up here in Germany. How was the time?
Tony: It was good. Actually the two shows we played so far were a lot of fun. I did not know what we should expect because we haven’t been in Germany since a long time. It were smaller shows but bigger as I thought here will going to be and tonight actually there were sold way more tickets than to the other shows. And so it should be very fun tonight.

Pascal: So maybe a few more words concerning the show tonight. What do you expect from a cologne punk rock show?
Tony: As I said. I just expect a good time. That is all we are looking for. That’s why we do it.

Pascal: Your record “Commit This To Memory” you re-released it. What can the listener expect from the bonus material.
Tony: First of all it includes one extra song wich is called “Monsters Invisible”. The big thing is the DVD with more than three hours bonus material. Things from the last four years, things that we shot ourselves, all of our videos, a live show and so on.

Pascal: What do you expect from the re-release?
Tony: So what I should expect. That’s a difficult question. The label wanted a re-release and we wanted the DVD. So I hope most people like the bonus stuff because it’s a lot of fun.

Pascal: So you are on Epitaph Records. How long now? And what did you do before?
Tony: Let me think about. Oh yes. We signed to them in 2003. And before we toured the whole year just selling our records on shows and with help of the Internet and then Epitaph picked up the first record. It was more work but very cool. I liked it.

Pascal: As I can remember the whole think started in 1997. Did you also played in the bend back then?
Tony: No the band was formed by Justin and Josh and they had a different bass player and drummer. The basists and drummer often changed over the years. Justin has to play guitar, sing and play keyboards and the same time. Jesse and me joined the same time.

Pascal: Mark Hoppus, now singer and bass player of Plus-44 produced your second record and I heard that he asked you during the European tour together with Blink 182 together. How did you feel in that moment. By the way I saw you live on that tour and I knew the words of the song “The Future Freaks Me Out”.
Tony: Great, thanks a lot. So actually we asked him if he would be interested. At that night we just hang out we him and tried to figure out who will gonna produce our new record and he was thinking about a band wich record he can produce. So we talked to each other and we all were really willing to do that. We asked him and he said yes, immidietely. He seemed more excited than we were.

Pascal: How is your relation nowadays to him? Do you spend much time with him?
Tony: Yes when we can. Usually we we’re in L.A. We talk to each other when we find the time you know we are friends. It’s cool.

Pascal: So you had the big European tour some years ago and now you are here as a headliner. How does that feel. Are you feeling more self-confident?
Tony: Yeah it’s pretty crazy I mean. Sometimes I think I’m just playing a show but then in the middle of the show I realise. Hey you are in Germany right now, so far away from home. They are talking another language but they still singing along the song. It’s pretty amazing. I did never guess I will do that you know to come to so many cool places where I have never gone before and I’m very thankful for it, it’s incredible.

Pascal: What is the difference between the American and the German or the European audience?
Tony: I don’t think there is a huge difference. Seriously: I don’t know how to answer this question. (laughs).

Pascal: How does it feel when you come the long way to Europe and recognize that the people in front of you sing out your songs. For example “The Future Freaks Me Out” or “Everything Is Allright”.
Tony: It feels great. I mean that’s an awesome feeling. Okay back home in the US it seems normal but then over here. It’s incredible. That’s exactly where you wanted to be like. It’s like a dream comes true.

Pascal: I do ever pose this question because I think it’s very interesting. Can you name me some bands that influenced your music or your somngwriting or even your way of thinking?
Tony: Yes of course. Bands like The Pixies, Weezer, The Get Up Kids, Ben Folds. They are awesome. I can only speak for myself but they definitely influenced my whole way of thinking.

Pascal: Who is responsible for the lyrics?
Tony: The lyrics. Justin writes them pretty much, always

Pascal: I did an interview a few month ago and my interview partner sayd to me that the one who writes the lyrics is the weird kid in the band. Is this also the case in Motion City Soundtrack?
Tony: (Laughs Out Very Loud) Ehm yes I think you can say that. Justin is weird.
Pascal: Okay that is what you gotta say right now, isn’t it?
Tony: No I think it’s really true.

Pascal: You played the Warped Tour this year. Can you tell something about it?
Tony: It was awesome. It was the first time we did the entire thing. The differences are so big. To play the warped Tour and the come over and play these small clubs. It’s amazing.

Pascal: Do you like more the festival stuff or the smaller club stuff like here in Cologne?
Tony: Okay I think it depends on the mood you are in and on the seasons for example but overall I think I like the clubs more.

Pascal: What are your plans for the future? Recording, touring, doing nothing…
Tony: In the next couples of month we will write some new material for the new record. But before we’re doing a tour in the states together with The-All American Rejects and hopefully early next year we will record the new record.

Pascal: Another thing. Once I read on your homepage that a famous magazine titles you the worlds best electro-pop band. What do you think about and how would you descripe your own style?
Tony: Oh I did not know that but sound cool. “Worlds best electro-pop band”. But that is another question wich I do not know how I should answer that because I think we have our own style but we do not descripe it ourselves. The best and easiest answer is. We are a Rock band. That is what we tell people usually. (after a few seconds) But when I think about. We are also a PopRock band. A little to Pop to be just a Rock band and little to Rock to be just a Pop band.

Pascal: You are around for some time now and still play in little clubs instead of big halls. What do you think makes the difference in this business?
Tony: Touring. I mean. Just get out. Tour as much as you can. There are bands that haven’t toured that much and blewed up immidietely. But in the end I thin the band that gets huge immidietely will disappear pretty quickly too. I think if the band starts touring and tours as much as they can, they can build up their own fanbase. You know you play in front of 50 kids and then maybe in front of 100 kids, then 300 kids, it just keeps growing. That’s the way you hope it will gonna be like. Okay nothing is for sure, you never what’s gonna happen. We’ve done it the way we wanted to do it and we are very happy with where we are right now. No complains.

Pascal: What are you missing the most when you are on tour?
Tony: Oh I miss my girlfriend very much you know friends and family. You don’t stop missing but you find a way not just thinking about that.You get used to it.

Pascal: I hope so. Thank you very much for the interview and for your time. Any last words?
Tony: Enjoy the show

After the Interview I had a few minutes time to talk with Jesse about some musical influences and tattoos wich he has on his body. And that he has the same tattoo on his leg like Adam Lazzard (Singer in Taking Back Sunday) and other musician.
Pretty Interesting.

The Militia Group


Yeah The Militia Group. It is a record company located in California/USA. You know I'm interested in lot of record companys, promotion agencies, concert agencies etc but The Militia Group is the best thing in music I can think about.
News News News every day. New songs on MySpace for the listeners etc. The Artists on The Militia Group are not very famous but I promise they are of the best.
Singer/Songwriter, Bands everything is availiable on TMG.
I name you some Artists you might have heard of:
Brandtson
The Rocket Summer
Umbrellas
The Appleseed Cast
Ronnie Day
etc

Please feel free and check out their website. Listen to some bands. They are awesome
Also very cool. I talked so some people working for TMG
They are such nice and cool. I did never find that before

I prefer Paul. Paul is one of the coolest guys I've ever met.

www.themilitiagroup.com

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Sam's Town by The Killers


The first record of Nevadas (USA) The Killers was like the Germans may call it a "shooting star"
You might compare it to the kind of succes Panic At The Disco earned. Not only money of course.
That unimportant. The reputation for a band that definetely found their own style, something new...

But if you like Alternative music and especially The Killers. Please listen to the new record. I promise it is one if the most experimental and surprising record of the last two years.

Songs like Sam't Town, The River Is Wild, especially Read My Mind and of course the current single When You Were Young go straight to your mind. You must like them

You listen to them and like them. That's typical for this record

Go and check them out, also on their german tour. The dates:
The Killers DATE: 01/11/06LOCATION: Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
The Killers DATE: 03/11/06LOCATION: Grosse Freiheit - Hamburg, Germany
The Killers DATE: 04/11/06LOCATION: Huxley's Neue Welt - Berlin, Germany
The Killers DATE: 05/11/06LOCATION: E-Werk Cologne - Cologne, Germany
The Killers DATE: 07/11/06LOCATION: Tonhalle - Munich, Germany
The Killers DATE: 08/11/06LOCATION: Rolling Stone - Milan, Italy
The Killers DATE: 09/11/06LOCATION: X-Tra - Zurich, Switzerland
The Killers DATE: 11/11/06LOCATION: Sala Razzmattaz - Barcelona, Spain
The Killers DATE: 14/11/06LOCATION: Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, Belgium
The Killers DATE: 15/11/06LOCATION: Le Bataclan - Paris, France
The Killers DATE: 16/11/06LOCATION: Paradiso - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Killers DATE: 18/11/06LOCATION: Wolverhampton Civic Hall - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
The Killers DATE: 20/11/06LOCATION: Carling Apollo Manchester - Manchester, United Kingdom
The Killers DATE: 21/11/06LOCATION: Hull Arena - Hulll, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom
The Killers DATE: 22/11/06LOCATION: Glasgow Academy - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
The Killers DATE: 23/11/06LOCATION: Carling Academy Newcastle - Newcastle, United Kingdom
The Killers DATE: 25/11/06LOCATION: Rock City Nottingham - Nottingham, United Kingdom
The Killers DATE: 26/11/06LOCATION: Brixton Academy - London, United Kingdom
The Killers DATE: 27/11/06LOCATION: Brixton Academy - London, United Kingdom
The Killers DATE: 28/11/06LOCATION: Brixton Academy - London, United Kingdom
The Killers DATE: 30/11/06LOCATION: The Point Theatre - Dublin, Ireland

get tickets: http://www.worldticketshop.com


more inforamtion:
www.myspace.com/thekillers
www.thekillersmusic.com
www.universal-music.de
www.punk76.com

Monday, October 02, 2006

Plus 44


Hey everyone. Plus-44. The brand new band with former Blink 182 members Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker has left Germany. I hope you've been to a concert because I haven't.I heard that they were very good. That's a pitty but no problem.

As an information. For three studio songs and many many more live material (pictures,videos,music) check this website. http://www.44disasters.com
It's an awesome news site an a side project of http://www.punkdisasters.com wich includes many information and download material of the whole Blink 182 family.
Angels And Airwaves
Plus-44
Box Car Racer
The Transplants
Blink 182

Second Monday

"Unlimited enthusiasm, great commitment, energy and driving passion"
These are only a few habbits wich the new Second Monday (Lockjaw Records) record includes.

The band is very unknown but I think with this release no longer
It'a a powerful sing a long record. The band did finally find their own individual style.
Feel free, check them out and promote them as good as you can.

www.myspace.com/secondmonday
www.lockjawrecords.co.uk
www.secondmonday.net
www.punk76.com

New Found Glory


A New Found Glory. Awesome band with a really great history.
Their brand new release is called Coming Home (Geffen Records)

Many rumours existed round the band. Break up etc...
But now they have brought out an excellent new record.
I did not get the best notes in magazine but listen to it yourself
you will might be surprised or you might say.Damn this record sound like sh**

You can get information with help of these sources
www.yahoo.com
www.myspace.com/newfoundglory
www.purevolume.com/newfoundglory
www.newfoundglory.com
www.geffen.com
www.punk76.com

Watch the video for their first single: It's not your fault. (Youtube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xtFLLq_HCw

Starter


Welcome to my personal Blogger account.
From time to time I will wrote down music news, videos and some insider tips.
I think that would be kind a cool.

Yesterday I came back home from Malta. That was one of the best and funniest vaccations in my life. Malta is a great island.