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10 Oct
2012

Plain White T’s covered the Ramones’ “Pet Sematary” on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Watch the video below and pick up the album Frankenweenie Unleashed! (Music Inspired by the Motion Picture) on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

06 Nov
2011

By Keeyahtay Lewis

Judging by the line around the building when I got to Starland Ballroom on 10/22/11, this lineup was made for 14 year old girls; A Rocket To The Moon, Plain White T’s and Never Shout Never. Once I got inside the amount of signs and handmade t shirts professing love for Never Shout Never’s Christofer Drew was insane. The place was packed front to back, and everyone was ready for the music to start.

A Rocket To The Moon took the stage first. This is the second time I have seen the band and I liked them both times. Led by Nick Santino their brand of acoustic based pop music has a way of sticking in your head. The first time I saw them play they threw in a few verses of covers into their own songs, and I really like that personally. These little snippets show his love of classic rock and country music, but it was probably lost on most of the audience. ARTM was started in Santino’s bedroom, and it is definitely his band, but he has definitely surrounded himself with talented musicians. Songs like “Like We Used To” feature banjo and steel guitar, and his band plays it beautifully. “Dakota” and “Annabelle” were definitely songs the crowd knew well, but when they broke into “Baby Blue Eyes” everybody in the place went crazy.

Plain White T’s were next on stage and it was clear to see that everyone was excited when they came out to play. I have never seen them play before but I was surprised to realize how many of their songs I recognized. “1,2,3,4″ and “Hate (I Really Don’t Like You) were two of the songs that I had forgotten they played and they got huge reactions. “Our Time Now” was another that was received with a lot of excitement. And of course when Tom Higgenson came out to play “Hey There Delilah” acoustic, you could barely hear him over everyone singing along with him. It was a nice moment for everyone there.

Before Never Shout Never came out I talked a bit to some of the kids in the audience. It was pretty amazing to hear all these stories from them about how much this band meant to everyone there. When the lights went down and they came out the scream that erupted was crazy. Stuffed animals and spirit hats began raining onto the stage. Seriously. Drew came out and picked up one of the hats, put it on his head, and they launched into the first song. It seemed that every single person there besides me knew all the words to every song. Although most of the songs were written in Christofer Drew’s bedroom, it seemed they were meant to be sang along with friends. “Lost at Sea” is one that stood out for me. Sparce with drums and overlapping vocals it was a perfect chance for everyone to sing along. Songs like “Coffee and Cigarettes”, “Sellout”, “Lovesick”, every song was met with screams when it began.

At one point I looked into the crowd and saw a bunch of girls crying. Straight up bawling actually. Anytime you see first hand a band that connects that strongly with fans, it is hard to not be impressed with it. Drew spent plenty of time talking directly to the kids, reaching out grabbing hands, and just trying to make an impact with everyone. I read before about how much this band loved their fans, and he really did his best to make sure everyone felt that way.

Although I am not a 14 year old girl, I thought it was a good night for music. All of the bands share a few things in common: all clearly loved playing these songs and seeing the reaction to them live. They all sounded great live. And they clearly really appreciate the love and did everything they could to give that back. Definitely a good night for music.

All photos courtesy of Keeyahtay Lewis of DeadBoltPhotos

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11 Jan
2011

Plain White T’s performed “Rhythm of Love” on Lopez Tonight. Check it out and pick up their album Wonders of the Younger on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

09 Dec
2010

As they celebrate today’s release of the highly anticipated new album Wonders of the Younger (Hollywood Records), which hit #1 on the iTunes Rock Album chart, Plain White T’s have announced dates for a North American headlining tour set to kick off January 27th at the Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI. The main opener on the dates will be Parachute.

The band introduced the album with lead single “Rhythm of Love,” a top ten hit which has already sold more than three hundred thousand digital copies. The T’s have performed the song on Good Morning America and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and its companion video is currently spinning on MTV. You can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWiwuiT58Yc

Plain White T’s frontman Tom Higgenson describes the Ian Kirkpatrick-produced Wonders of the Younger as a collection of songs designed to evoke the feeling of awe and the yearning for adventure remembered from youth.

“It’s still very much a Plain White T’s album,” says Higgenson. “The songs are sincere and melodic, no matter what the subject matter. We want to create an experience that takes our fans to an unexpected place while still giving them songs to sing along to.”

Fans also have an opportunity to grab an exclusive Wonders of The Younger fan pack. Get the CD, a T-Shirt, a poster, and Plain White T’s guitar picks. One must order before 12/15 in order to receive in time for Christmas. Pick up the fan pack here

As Higgenson points out, the band is in a different place than the one that prompted hits like the twice-Grammy nominated “Hey There Delilah” and “1-2-3-4″ (two songs that combined for over 5 million digital downloads) and though there’s still plenty of room in their world for romantic pop, such as “Rhythm of Love” (which was penned and sung by guitarist Tim Lopez), they’re also branching into some adventurous new territory. It was during a performance of Cirque du Soleil’s “O” that Higgenson’s idea for the new set first took shape. “It just woke up something in me – this wonder,” the singer/guitarist/songwriter recalls. “It was dark yet nostalgic. I thought, I want to make an album that gives people this feeling.”

Don’t miss your chance to catch Plain White T’s on tour. Dates are as follows:

1/27/11 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
1/28/11 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
1/29/11 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
1/31/11 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
2/1/11 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
2/2/11 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
2/4/11 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
2/6/11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
2/8/11 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
2/9/11 San Diego, CA House of Blues
2/10/11 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee
2/12/11 McAllen, TX Cine El Rey Theatre
2/13/11 Dallas, TX House of Blues
2/14/11 Houston, TX House of Blues
2/17/11 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle
2/18/11 Baltimore, MD TBA
2/19/11 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
2/21/11 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
2/22/11 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
2/24/11 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
2/25/11 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
2/27/11 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre
2/28/11 Chicago, IL House of Blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWiwuiT58Yc – “Rhythm of Love” video

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06 Aug
2010

Plain White T’s performed “Rhythm of Love” on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The song isn’t available for download yet on digital retailers so you can simply enjoy this performance for now until August 10th.

05 Apr
2010
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We always love giving away exclusive prizes to our readers and today’s no different. To celebrate the release of Alice in Wonderland and the super cool soundtrack Almost Alice, we’ll be giving away a super cool prizepack! Not only will you be entering to win the soundtrack featuring songs by Avril Lavigne, All American Rejects and 3OH!3 but also the exclusive Hot Topic Bonus Tracks version that includes songs by Never Shout Never, Family Force 5 and Valora! One winner will not only win the soundtrack but also a movie poster!

To enter, email us at theaudioperv@gmail.com (with the subject: GIMME ME MY ALICE PRIZEPACK!) with your name and we’ll email you back if you win! (US residents only)

1. Alice Performed by Avril Lavigne
2. The Poison Performed by The All-American Rejects
3. The Technicolor Phase Performed by Owl City
4. Her Name Is Alice Performed by Shinedown
5. Painting Flowers Performed by All Time Low
6. Where’s My Angel Performed by Metro Station
7. Strange Performed by Tokio Hotel and Kerli
8. Follow Me Down Performed by 3OH!3 featuring Neon Hitch
9. Very Good Advice Performed by Robert Smith
10. In Transit Performed by Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz
11. Welcome to Mystery Performed by Plain White T’s
12. Tea Party Performed by Kerli
13. The Lobster Quadrille Performed by Franz Ferdinand
14. Always Running Out of Time Performed by Motion City Soundtrack
15. Fell Down a Hole Performed by Wolfmother
16. White Rabbit Performed by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Hot Topic BONUS TRACKS
17. SeaWhatWeSeas Performed by Never Shout Never
18. Topsy Turvy Performed by Family Force 5
19. Extreme Performed by Valora

31 Jul
2008

The makers of the video game Rock Band are putting together their first tour this fall with Panic At The Disco, Dashboard Confessional, Plain White T’s and The Cab. This tour will coincide with the release of Rock Band 2 which will cost you about 8000 dollars to buy(I mean Canadian Dollars). According to FMQB, fans will be able to compete in between bands sets so that they can play the game on the main stage. This means that the best musicians in the place might not be the ones getting paid to tour (yeah, thats a dig at emo bands haha). Here are the dates:

October 5 San Diego
October 8 Phoenix
October 9 Las Vegas
October 10 Los Angeles
October 11 San Jose
October 12 Sacramento
October 14 Seattle
October 16 Salt Lake City
October 17 Denver
October 18 Lincoln, NE
October 19 St. Louis
October 21 Minneapolis
October 22 Chicago
October 23 Detroit
October 24 Toronto
October 28 Bridgeport, CT
October 29 Lowell, MA
October 31 Washington, DC
November 1 Philadelphia
November 2 Newark, NJ
November 4 Atlanta
November 6 Tampa
November 7 Miami
November 8 Gainesville, FL
November 9 Orlando
November 11 Bossier City, LA
November 12 Dallas
November 13 Austin, TX
November 14 Houston