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22 Dec

With the year coming to an end, we were thinking of our favorite songs of the year. We kind of got stuck and thought we’d ask one of our good friends Tony Beliveau from one of our favorite bands of this year Crash Kings to give us his top 10 list. Check out what Tony liked below:

These are songs that really got stuck in my head this year. After some extensive touring of the US, we had a lot of time on the road to listen to new songs from some of our favorite bands. These are just a
> few of the songs that really resonated with me. The list definitely goes beyond this, but here are the first ones that came off the top of my head:

(and in no particular order)

1. City With No Children (Arcade Fire)

2. This Too Shall Pass (Ok Go)

3. Quiet Little Voices (We Were Promised Jetpacks)

4. Hickory Dichotomy (Stone Temple Pilots)

5. Beat On Repeat (Jet)

6. Letters From The Sky (Civil Twilight)

7. The High Road (Broken Bells)

8. Trainwrecks (Weezer)

9. Two Weeks (Grizzly Bear)

10. The Sound (Switchfoot)

(photo credit: Sarah Martin)

01 Dec

Non Believer is the latest single from the alternative piano rock trio Crash Kings. Most of the shots in this video are from one of the bands most memorable shows at The Middle East in Boston, a venue that Tony and Mike grew up attending! The video is a very personal look in to Crash Kings, with shots of the house they grew up in, their backyard and even their mother doing what she loves most – cooking!

05 Nov

Tony from the Crash Kings called in from an off day on the band’s tour with Anberlin and Crash Kings (dates here). Tony told us about what the band dressed up as for Halloween! Listen below and make sure to pick up their album on iTunes here. You can also keep up to date with Crash Kings at the links below!/crashkings

22 Oct

Tony from the Crash Kings called in again this morning while on the road (dates here) with Anberlin and Civil Twilight. Tony told us about the band’s time in Canada this past week! Listen below and make sure to pick up their album on iTunes here. You can also keep up to date with Crash Kings at the links below!/crashkings

13 Oct

Tony from the Crash Kings called in again last night while on the road (dates here) with Anberlin and Civil Twilight. Tony told us about some equipment problems he had. Find out what went wrong and if they got it fixed! Listen below and make sure to pick up their album on iTunes here. You can also keep up to date with Crash Kings at the links below!/crashkings

30 Sep

Tuesday night Crash Kings just kicked off their fall tour (dates here) with Anberlin and Civil Twilight. Frontman Tony Beliveau called us and left a brief update about how the tour’s going so far and about some new music from the band! Listen to it below (come back every week!) and make sure to pick up their album on iTunes here. You can also keep up to date with Crash Kings at the links below!/crashkings

10 Aug

Already featuring some of the biggest names in music, the line-up for this year’s EPICENTER Twenty Ten keeps growing in exciting ways as the Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26 event at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA gets closer.

The latest line-up additions include Against Me! on Sunday with Crash Kings and the reunited House of Pain set for Saturday. These acts join a bill that features more than 20 bands over two days including headliners Eminem, KISS and Blink-182.

“We hand-picked EPICENTER to bring House of Pain back to Cali!” says lead singer Everlast. “The line-up speaks for itself and it will be great to share the stage with KISS, Blink-182, Suicidal and all the others. This festival is the perfect place to prepare the masses for the 20th anniversary of House of Pain!”

This year’s EPICENTER will also introduce the Art Space At EPICENTER. The JVC Artist Village inside the main grounds of the festival will feature an assortment of the best pieces of art submitted via the “Art Space” banner at In addition, the festival will debut an interactive “graffiti wall” whereby concertgoers can share their experiences through words or art.

“We want this Art Space to be a free-for-all village where everyone can view some amazing pieces of work, as well as contribute their own style of expression,” says Right Arm’s Gary Spivack. “EPICENTER not only wants to put on a weekend music festival with the best talent in the world, but we also want to make the EPICENTER experience one-of-a-kind.”

Meanwhile, this year’s Go Green At EPICENTER–in conjunction with Prodege–will feature cell phone recycling drop-off boxes throughout the festival site. Everyone who brings an old, broken or unused cell phone will be eligible for festival prizes including limited edition posters and a special EPICENTER Epiphone guitar.

The EPICENTER Twenty Ten line-up features a mix of talent unseen at any other event. In addition, EPICENTER features the only California appearance this year by the #1 selling artist of 2010, Eminem; Blink-182’s only 2010 concert in North America; the reunited Bush, their first show in 9 years; and KISS and Rise Againist’s only 2010 California appearances. The EPICENTER Twenty Ten line-up includes: Eminem, Blink-182, KISS, Rise Against, along with Thirty Seconds To Mars, Bush, Bad Religion, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Big Boi, Suicidal Tendencies, Travis Barker, The Black Pacific, Deuce, The Academy Is and The Knux, New Politics, with more to be announced soon. Go to for the most up-to-date information. The multi-stage event will feature no schedule overlaps, allowing concert-goers to see every set throughout the weekend.

EPICENTER Twenty Ten is located just 35 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, right off the 10 freeway. Tickets for EPICENTER Twenty Ten are on sale now via Tickets start as low as $79.50 for a single day ticket and more information about weekend VIP passes, two-day value passes and single day tickets, plus all camping information can be found at

EPICENTER Twenty Ten is presented by Right Arm Entertainment (creators of Ohio’s successful Rock on the Range annual festival).

05 Aug

Universal Republic rockers Anberlin will launch a North American headlining tour at New Orleans’ House of Blues on September 28th. Crash Kings and Civil Twilight will open on the outing, which includes stops at Los Angeles’ House of Blues (October 8th) and The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza (October 30th). Anberlin will also play a show with 30 Seconds to Mars on September 30th in Oklahoma City. (See below for full tour itinerary.)

“Impossible,” the lead single from Anberlin’s upcoming album, Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place, is the #1 Most Added track at Alternative radio and the Greatest Gainer for the fourth consecutive week, moving up to #14*. The track is already on every major alternative station in the country, including KROQ-Los Angeles, Q101-Chicago, 89X-Detroit, The Edge-Dallas, KNDD-Seattle and 91X-San Diego. Available now on iTunes and Amazon, the single was recently the “pick of the week” in USA Today, which called it “insistent, insinuating…hard to resist.” The video for “Impossible” was directed by Endeavor Media, who worked with the band on its “Feel Good Drag” video and lensed Owl City’s “Fireflies.” MTV2 recently gave “Impossible” its premiere and it’s been added at Much More. You can check out the clip – and’s recent “Name That Band!” feature on Anberlin – at:

With “Impossible” exploding at radio, Universal Republic has moved up the release date of the new album by two weeks – to September 7th. Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place – which takes its title from a line in Dylan Thomas’ “Poem On His Birthday” – has been hailed as “one of the most anticipated albums of 2010″ by Alternative Press. It’s the band’s fifth studio album and was produced by GRAMMY® Award winner Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against the Machine).

The anthemic “We Owe This To Ourselves,” another track from the upcoming album, was the main song used on ESPN’s X-Games recently.

Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place follows Anberlin’s 2008 breakthrough album, New Surrender, which was the band’s second album to debut in the Top 20 of The Billboard 200. Its No. 1 single, “Feel Good Drag,” ranks as the longest-charting single in Modern Rock history and was named 2009′s “Rock Song of the Year” by FMQB.

Formed in Winter Haven, FL in 2002, Anberlin has sold over 700,000 albums in its career and toured the world, sharing stages with American Rejects, My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Paramore and many others.

The band has been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts and lead vocalist Stephen Christian is a co-founder of Faceless International, an organization that defends exploited people worldwide.

Anberlin is:

Stephen Christian: Vocals, guitar
Joseph Milligan: Lead guitar
Devon Rexroat: Bass
Christian McAlhaney: Rhythm guitar
Nathan Young: Drums

Anberlin – North American Tour Dates

9/18 Englewood, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre-KTCL Big Gig
9/25 Kansas City, MO Capital Federal Park at Sandstone
9/28 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
9/29 Dallas, TX House of Blues
9/30 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom (opening for 30 Seconds to Mars)

10/1 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
10/2 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theater
10/3 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
10/5 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
10/6 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
10/8 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
10/9 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
10/10 San Francisco, CA The Regency @ The Grand
10/12 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
10/13 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
10/14 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
10/15 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
10/16 Vancouver, BC The Vogue Theater
10/18 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
10/19 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Center
10/20 Saskatoon, SK Odeon
10/21 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center
10/22 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
10/23 Chicago, IL House of Blues
10/25 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
10/26 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
10/28 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
10/29 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
10/30 New York, NY The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
10/31 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

11/1 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
11/3 Nashville, TN Rocketown
11/4 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/5 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
11/6 Orlando, FL House of Blues

26 Jul

Crash Kings have premiered their video for “You Got Me” on VEVO. “You Got Me” is the latest single from the band’s self-titled debut album. The band is currently on a nationwide tour. Check their site for the dates and check out the video here

18 Jun

Crash Kings performed “Mountain Man” on Lopez Tonight. Check out the video and pick up their album on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD