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11 Sep
2011


By Cassandra Paiva

The Cab is back with their second album “Symphony Soldier.” The album features co-writing collaborations between Pete Wentz, Bruno Mars, and John Feldmann, and The Cab’s former guitarist Ian Crawford performs in a few songs. On its August 23 release, it reached number 62 on the Billboard 200, and entered the top 10 on the iTunes album chart.

First song, “Angel with a Shotgun” starts off sounding like a pleasant mix between 30 Seconds to Mars, Panic! at the Disco, and OneRepublic. The upbeat instrumentals, including the drum line at the breakdown carry the message that the lyrics are trying to convey.

Second and third songs “Temporary Bliss” and “Bad” croon about the heartaches of hook ups. “Bliss” gives off the feeling that it’s more than meaningless and pleads for something permanent with a convincing bridge consisting of harmonies and scandalous ‘na-na-nas.’ First single, “Bad” is reminiscent of Mars’ style, and continues the message of wanting more than a fling.

“Endlessly” has a piano pop sound, similar to The Script if The Script were faster paced and lacking accents.

Joining the myriad of bands with a song titled “Animal,” The Cab paints the picture of the club as a jungle and the subject as the hunter searching for that fiery vixen to succumb. “Intoxicated” continues the club feeling, singing about inebriating love and romance.

“La La” starts with a sing a long of an innocent ‘ohs’ and turns into a lullaby of lies. The layering of the song is a nice touch, combining the ‘ohs’ with the vocals and steady drum beat. On with the theme of love, “Her Love is my Religion” contains the repetitiveness and spunky synth rhythm to possibly put it on the pop rock charts.

Groovy guitar riffs and intense vocals lead into “Another Me,” a tribute to in your face, bitter break ups. The message is loud and clear, as blunt lyrics tell it the way it is and overlapping instrumentals make the track a perfect anthem of moving on.

“Grow Up and Be Kids” is a youthful track with so many elements coming together to create a nostalgic view of childhood. The drums almost sound like big band meets street jam meets the clap dance (we see you, moms). The acoustic ending with the cello is a contrast to the rest of the song, but it fits.

“Lovesick Fool” is the opposite of “Another Me.” Slower instrumentals and sincere vocals make it the typical break up song. However, moving on, “Living Louder” is the refresher track, providing The Cab’s answer to “What’s on your bucket list?” The ending lyric “We’re all soldiers tonight” brings the album full circle, as it ends on mellow ‘ohs’ and a cymbal tap.

Overall, all of the tracks on the album seem to fit together perfectly and contribute to the tempo transitions throughout. Each element comes together to make “Symphony Soldier” a complete piece of punk rock, with a little pop.

Recommended Track: Another Me

Track list
1. Angel With A Shotgun
2. Temporary Bliss
3. Bad
4. Endlessly
5. Animal
6. Intoxicated
7. La La
8. Her Love Is My Religion
9. Another Me
10. Grow Up And Be Kids
11. Lovesick Fool
12. Living Louder

Pick up Symphony Soldier on iTunes or Amazon MP3,

18 Jul
2010

By Britnee Foreman

The three piece band from Las Vegas is the band to fill the void left from the boy bands. With their charming looks and smooth sounds the girls in the audience were going wild. Alex Deleon seems to be the next Justin Timberlake with his soulful voice and the charm he expresses to the crowd.

The sound is very power pop. So it’s very fun and high energy. Definitely something high school girls are into; and I only say that because I eventually had to leave due to the shrieking in my ear from the giddy girls to my right.

The crowd was singing along to every word to songs like “Risky Business”. Their fans were adorable. So if you’re nostalgic for the boy bands of yore or an adolescent who likes to dance to poppy, catchy tunes, check out The Cab. With their faces on the AP Advent Stage I’m pretty sure they’ll be consistently on that stage. Look, I made it easy for you. Now you won’t have to buy a $2 schedule just to find them.

05 Apr
2010
thesummerset

The Summer Set is currently on the AP Tour 2010 with Never Shout Never, Hey Monday, The Cab, and Every Avenue (dates below). If you didn’t purchase your ticket yet, you better hurry up; dates are selling out fast! You can also try your luck, and enter to win tickets for the show coming your way. The Summer Set has teamed up with FYE and is giving away a pair of tickets in each tour market. Go here to enter to win tickets: http://www.redmusic.com/apfyetour

Speaking of giving away, The Summer Set recorded an acoustic version of “Passenger Seat” for their fans. Download it here: http://tinyurl.com/passengerseatmp3 and let them know what you think about it by leaving a comment for them on their Myspace page www.myspace.com/thesummerset

While on the AP Tour, The Summer Set will be keeping you up-to-date on all the shenanigans that are going on with the band. Head on over to: http://theaptour.ning.com/profile/TheSummerSet and check out exclusive videos and photos that the band will be posting from each stop on the tour.

The Summer Set released their sophomore album Love Like This on October 13th. You can purchase the album on iTunes here.

AP TOUR 2010 DATES:
4-05 Salt Lake City, UT (In The Venue)
4-06 Denver, CO (Gothic Theatre)
4-08 Des Moines, IA (People’s Court)
4-09 St. Paul, MN (Station 4)
4-10 Chicago, IL (House Of Blues)
4-11 Milwaukee, WI (The Rave)
4-13 Kansas City, KS (The Beaumont Club)
4-14 Sauget, IL (Pop’s)
4-15 Nashville, TN (Rocketown)
4-16 Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade)
4-17 Jacksonville, FL (Freebird Live)
4-18 Orlando, FL (House Of Blues)
4-21 Charlotte, NC (Amos’ Southend)
4-22 Norfolk, VA (The NorVa)
4-23 Philadelphia, PA (Theatre Of The Living Arts)
4-24 Allentown, PA (Crocodile Rock)
4-25 Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
4-27 New York, NY (The Fillmore At Irving Plaza)
4-28 Buffalo, NY (Club Infinity)
4-29 Boston, MA (House Of Blues)
4-30 New Haven, CT (Toad’s Place)
5-01 Albany, NY (Northern Lights)
5-04 Pittsburgh, PA (Altar Bar)
5-05 Toronto, ON (Phoenix Theatre)
5-06 Detroit, MI (Crofoot Ballroom)
5-07 Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
5-08 Cleveland, OH (House Of Blues)

w/ The Maine & Disco Curtis

5-09 Indianapolis, IN (The Emerson Theater)

5-11 Oklahomna City, OK (The Marquee)

www.thesummersetband.com

www.myspace.com/thesummerset

www.twitter.com/the_summer_set

www.facebook.com/thesummerset

18 Dec
2009
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Emerging band Never Shout Never, the brainchild of 18-year-old singer-songwriter Christofer Drew, has been chosen to headline the 2010 AP Tour, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Cleveland-based magazine Alternative Press. The line-up, which also features The Cab, Hey Monday, Every Avenue and The Summer Set, has been handpicked by the AP staff. The tour kicks off on March 19th and criss-crosses the country through the end of April.

A ticket pre-sale will begin at 5 p.m. local time on January 4th and continue though January 8th. The regular on-sale begins on January 9th. Pre-sale tickets are available here: http://theaptour.frontgatetickets.com.

Never Shout Never has recently sold out all eight shows on its December tour, which begins on the 16th. The band is touring in support of their upcoming Butch Walker-produced release What Is Love?, which will be released by Loveway Records / Sire Records on January 26th, 2010. The digital version of a four-song EP sold through clothing retailer Hot Topic is now available from all digital service providers. A video for “What Is Love?” can now be viewed on MySpace.

Drew will hit the road in January for a solo acoustic tour in support of What Is Love? Never Shout Never recently completed a headlining tour, culling tunes from the upcoming album, as well as from the three EP’s Drew released on his own Loveway Records, including The Yippee EP, Me & My Uke EP, and The Summer EP, which broke into the iTunes Top 10 Album chart in June. Drew took home the coveted “Breaking Woodie” Award at the MTVu Woodie Awards in November.

The 2010 AP Tour dates are as follows:

3-19 Dallas, TX (House Of Blues)
3-20 Austin, TX (Emo’s –FREE SXSW Show)*
3-21 Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
3-23 Tucson, AZ (Rialto Theatre)
3-24 Phoenix, AZ (Marquee Theatre)
3-25 Bakersfield, CA (The Dome)
3-26 San Diego, CA (House Of Blues)
3-27 Las Vegas, NV (Extreme Thing)
3-30 Los Angeles, CA (House Of Blues)
3-31 San Francisco, CA (The Grand Ballroom at The Regency)
4-01 Chico, CA (Senator Theatre)
4-02 Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theatre)
4-03 Seattle, WA (El Corazon)
4-05 Salt Lake City, UT (In The Venue)
4-06 Denver, CO (Gothic Theatre)
4-08 Des Moines, IA (People’s Court)
4-09 St. Paul, MN (Station 4)
4-10 Chicago, IL (House Of Blues)
4-11 Milwaukee, WI (The Rave)
4-13 Kansas City, KS (The Beaumont Club)
4-14 Sauget, IL (Pop’s)
4-15 Nashville, TN (Rocketown)
4-16 Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade)
4-17 Jacksonville, FL (Freebird Live)
4-18 Orlando, FL (House Of Blues)
4-21 Charlotte, NC (Amos’ Southend)
4-22 Norfolk, VA (The NorVa)
4-23 Philadelphia, PA (Theatre Of The Living Arts)
4-24 Allentown, PA (Crocodile Rock)
4-25 Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
4-27 New York, NY (The Fillmore At Irving Plaza)
4-28 Buffalo, NY (Club Infinity)
4-29 Boston, MA (House Of Blues)
4-30 New Haven, CT (Toad’s Place)
5-01 Albany, NY (Northern Lights)
5-04 Pittsburgh, PA (Altar Bar)
5-05 Toronto, ON (Phoenix Theatre)
5-06 Detroit, MI (Crofoot Ballroom)
5-07 Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
5-08 Cleveland, OH (House Of Blues)

http://theaptour.frontgatetickets.com, www.nevershoutnever.com

01 Oct
2009
versaemerge350

Cinematic pop rock artist VersaEmerge will embark on the Love Drunk Tour this fall with Boys Like Girls and Cobra Starship in support of their self-titled EP. The Florida-based band just finished up a whole summer of the Vans Warped Tour. They will be performing on the Love Drunk Tour until the end of November and getting their music out to people on a larger scale than ever before. They have toured with Chiodos’ Craig Owens, We The Kings, There For Tomorrow, The Maine and The Cab. The female-vocalist Sierra Kusterbeck is featured in the November issue of Alternative Press magazine for the “Beauty and the Band” feature. Their self-titled EP was released on Fueled By Ramen and produced by James Paul Wisner (New Found Glory, Underoath). In between an extensive touring scheduled the band has been working on their debut album that is scheduled to be released late spring 2010.

For more information regarding VersaEmerge, check out www.myspace.com/versaemerge.

Appearing with Boys Like Girls
Wed 10/14/09 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom

Thu 10/15/09 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

Fri 10/16/09 Kalamazoo, MI W. Michigan University

Sat 10/17/09 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom

Sun 10/18/09 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre

Tue 10/20/09 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

Wed 10/21/09 Blackfoot, ID El Rey Event Center

Fri 10/23/09 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre

Sat 10/24/09 San Diego, CA SOMA San Diego

Sun 10/25/09 Henderson, NV Henderson Events Plaza

Tue 10/27/09 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia

Wed 10/28/09 Tempe, AZ The Marquee

Fri 10/30/09 Mission, TX Las Palmas Race Park

Appearing with Boys Like Girls \ All Time Low
Sat 10/31/09 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre At Grand Prairie

Appearing with Boys Like Girls
Sun 11/01/09 Houston, TX Warehouse Live

Tue 11/03/09 Nashville, TN Rocketown

Thu 11/05/09 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution

Fri 11/06/09 Jacksonville, FL Bourbon Street

Sat 11/07/09 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues

Sun 11/08/09 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle

Tue 11/10/09 Charlotte, NC Amos’ SouthEnd

Appearing with Boys Like Girls \ Cobra Starship
Wed 11/11/09 Norfolk, VA NorVa

Appearing with Boys Like Girls
Thu 11/12/09 Louisville, KY Expo Five

Fri 11/13/09 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

Sat 11/14/09 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo’s

Sun 11/15/09 Toronto, ON Kool Haus

Wed 11/18/09 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights

Thu 11/19/09 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe

Fri 11/20/09 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom

Sat 11/21/09 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

Tue 11/24/09 New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square

Fri 11/27/09 Foxboro, MA Showcase Live

Sat 11/28/09 Foxboro, MA Showcase Live

05 Apr
2009

Bloodhound Gang – Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo

Bloodhound Gang – Discovery Channel

Bloodhound Gang – I Hope You Die

Bloodhound Gang – Three Point One Four

Bloodhound Gang – Fire Water Burn

Brokencyde – Freaxxx

The Cab – I’ll Run

The Cab – Disturbia (Rihanna cover)

Cobra Starship – The City Is At War

Cobra Starship – Pete Wentz Is The Only Reason We’re Famous

Cobra Starship – Smile For The Paparazzi

Cobra Starship – Kiss My Sass

Cobra Starship – Guilty Pleasure

Fall Out Boy – Dead On Arrival

Fall Out Boy – She’s My Winona

Fall Out Boy – Beat It (Michael Jackson cover)

Fall Out Boy – Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On a Bad Bet

Fall Out Boy – What A Catch, Donnie

Fall Out Boy – (Coffee’s For Closers)

Fall Out Boy – Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes

Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Goin Down (feat: Cassadee from Hey Monday)

Fall Out Boy – I Don’t Care

Forever The Sickest Kids – My Worst Nightmare

Hey Monday – How You Love Me Now

Hollywood Undead – Undead

Hollywood Undead – Everywhere I Go

Mychildren Mybride

Never Shout Never – Trouble

Never Shout Never – Happy

Senses Fail – Your Sword vs My Dagger

Silverstein – Smile In Your Sleep

Silverstein – My Heroine

Silverstein – Bleeds No More

Silverstein – Apologize

Sonny – Copaface2

Stereo Skyline – Build Me Up Buttercup

We The Kings – Stay Young

We the Kings – Secret Valentine

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