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02 Nov

The best music we’ve heard from Detroit in a long time is coming from IAMDYNAMITE. The indie-party rock duo of Christopher Martin (Guitar, Vox) and Chris Phillips (Drums/Vox) released their debut full length album Supermegafantastic (iTUNES / CD) earlier this year on Brando Records. We’re in love with the tracks “Stereo” and “Where Will We Go.” It’s just high-energy fun music that will have you drumming along on whatever’s near you, your coffeetable, desk, laptop, little brother’s head (jk kinda).

Take a listen to (and download!) both songs below:

IAMDYNAMITE just kicked off a fall tour with SUM41. See the dates below:

Oct 31- Deco & Deluxe At Old Centre- Indianapolis, IN
Nov 2 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Nov 3 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Nov 4 – Royal Oak Music Hall – Detroit, MI
Nov 5 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Nov 7 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
Nov 8 – Phoenix Concert Hall – Toronto, ON
Nov 10 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
Nov 11 – Imperial – Quebec City, QC
Nov 14 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Nov 15 – TLA – Philadlephia, PA
Nov 16 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
Nov 17 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Nov 19 – Met Cafe – Providence, RI
Nov 20 – Paradise – Boston, MA
Nov 21 – Club International – New Britain, CT
Nov 23 – Crocodile Rock- Allentown, PA
Nov 24 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Nov 27 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
Nov 28 – Alter Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 30 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA
Dec 1 – Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
Dec 2 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
Dec 5 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Dec 7 – The Ritz – Tampa, FL
Dec 8 -The Rave- Milwaukee, WI (FM 102.1 Big Snow Show 7)*
Dec 9 – Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL
Dec 14 -Verizon Theatre- Dallas, TX (How The Edge Stole Christmas)*
Dec 16- Emo’s East- Austin, TX (101X Independent Workforce Xmas)*

*radio shows will not feature Sum 41

14 Feb

We’re excited to bring you another edition of YNFB. Today, our spotlight is on the band Twin Berlin. Hailing from Boston via Connecticut (I guess we could’ve said New England but we’re not Pats fans), the garage rock trio formed in 2009. If you listen to WFNX (great alternative rock station btw) up in Boston, you already know how great this band is and you’ve probably seen them countless times. We were introduced to the band after they won Guitar Center’s “Your Next Record” competition where they were personally selected as the winners by the one and only, Travis Barker. What did Twin Berlin win in this competition? A load of cash, brand new gear from Guitar Center and Travis Barker as their producer for an EP!

Why did Travis choose these guys? “What drew me to Twin Berlin was their song. It was really catchy and stuck with me.”

The resulting There Goes My Virtue EP is three songs of energetic rock that fuels your soul, pinches your neck, kicks your ass and says “you’re welcome!” To us, the band sounds like the Strokes’ Julian Casablancas channeling Social Distortion’s Mike Ness for the Strokes album Is This It?.

Enough of our babbling, take a listen to the EP below and go see these guys play live.

Thu 2/16 Boston, MA Hennessey’s
Sat 2/18 New York, NY Arlene’s Grocery
Thu 2/23 Boston, MA Hennessey’s
Thu 3/8 Portsmouth, NH The Red Door
Fri 3/9 Boston, MA Hard Rock Cafe!/twinberlin

09 Feb

Out of Seattle comes your favorite new band, Ticktockman. No, they’re not superheroes but their music is pretty extraordinary. Ticktockman’s music is raw, energetic and even slightly ethereal. You might think that you’re listening to At-The Drive In or Portugal. the Man but you’re really hearing something entirely different.

We know what you’re thinking, how did they come up with the name? Let’s let the band tell you

“The Ticktockman” is a figure from a Harlan Ellison short story titled, “‘Repent Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman.” The character represents a dictator who wants to regiment society and make everyone the
same. “The aggressiveness of our sound is inspired by the frustration of what’s popular in our region today. We want to bring loud music back to Seattle and make the younger generation feel alive through that sound.”

The band started out with Ryan Van Wieringen (Gatsbys American Dream, Wild Orchid Children) and guitarist Andy Lum (Wild Orchid Children) and their first EP Periscope was released in February of 2010. Now, two years later and with Morgan Bruner (guitar), Brock Lowry (drums), and Phil Sells (bass) rounding out the full band, Ticktockman is about to release their debut self-titled album on February 14, Valentine’s Day.

We’re excited about this album and we want to give you a little bit of a taste it. We’re thrilled to premiere the track “Exposé of New Orleans.” Here’s what Ryan had to say about it:

“Exposé of New Orleans” starts out with a Latin groove before it punches you in the gut for 2 straight minutes. The song deals with my obsession with the JFK assassination and some of the events that took place around it. It’d be nice if we were all a little more open minded and didn’t believe everything was always so cut and dry. Just to explore all the possibilities before we believe what we’re told and close the door.”

Catch Ticktockman on tour this spring and pick up their album Ticktockman on iTunes and Amazon MP3 on February 14.

4.1 San Diego, CA @ Bar 11*
4.2 Los Angeles, CA @ The Whiskey A Go Go*
4.3 Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace*
4.4 Sacramento, CA @ Club Retro*
4.5 Bend, OR @ The Soundgarden*
4.6 Portland, OR @ Backspace*
4.7 Seattle, WA @ High Dive*
* with Culprit

13 Jan

What happens when a group of talented touring and guest musicians get together and start their own band? You get Sweden’s best musical export since the Hives. We’re talking about The Concept. You may recognize the boys if you’ve ever seen Robyn, Tove Styrke, MRTN and Veronica live in concert but you will definitely grow to love them on their own as The Concept. Yes, they do sound a lot like Phoenix and a slight bit like The Strokes from their “Room On Fire” days. The band is currently unsigned at the moment but we don’t expect that to last long.

Listen to “Gimme Twice”
The Concept – “Gimme Twice” by theaudioperv

Check out the band’s video for “Gimme Twice” below. The video was shot by the band while they were heading over to Venice to relax and do some writing. The whole video was recorded on their iPhones with an 8mm app. Be sure to head over to for more on your new favorite band.

Listen to “D-D-Dance”

The Concept – “D-D-Dance” by theaudioperv

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