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29 Dec
2011

By Keeyahtay Lewis

I said it earlier, this has been a great year for concerts. So many good shows. Unfortunately, two of my favorite bands also decided to call it quits this year (Or go on a hiatus, indefinitely). In October, both Thrice and Thursday announced that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus. I saw Thrice back in October, and on December 26th I was there for what could be Thursday’s last New Jersey show.

Being a band from New Brunswick, NJ and this being their last area show, at least for a while, I knew that Thursday would put on an amazing show. I don’t think anyone was prepared for how good it would be though. Opening with “Open Quotes” from their newest album, No Devolución, they whipped everyone into a frenzy right off the bat. Then they followed that with the one, two punch of “For The Workforce, Drowning” and their biggest hit “Understanding In A Car Crash.” Holy shit. What an incredible start.

Singer Geoff Rickly said right away that they were going to be playing a special, long set. Every song was a hit with the audience, they matched the bands energy note for note. Songs like “Division Street”, “War All The Time”, and “Signals Over The Air”, “Counting 5-4-3-2-1″ were met with a furious uproar. When “Full Collapse” was recorded, singer Tom Schlatter did the screaming parts on the album. He is formerly of the band You And I, and a friend of the band. He joined them on stage for “Cross Out The Eyes” and “Autobiography of a Nation.” Before these songs Rickly mentioned how Schlatter was the only one that could do the songs justice, and the songs could only be done how they were meant to be, at home.

Rickly commanded center stage, but the band kept things moving along smoothly. Guitarists Tom Keeley and Steve Pedulla, bassist Tim Payne and keyboardist Andrew Everding mostly stood in front of their mic stands occasionally adding shouted vocals to the fray. Drummer Tucker Rule stayed behind the kit keeping the rock train rolling. The band sounded tight and fantastic. It was bittersweet to see how much fun everyone was clearly having, knowing that this might be the last time we see them all play together.

Throughout the show Rickly kept mentioning how greatful they all were to have come from such humble beginnings in New Brunswick basements that led to a 13 year career. At one point before their last song before the encore the audience started chanting, “Thank You Thursday!” over and over. Everyone on stage just stopped and stared out for a full minute while everyone continued to chant. Rickly thanked everyone and said he was getting choked up. Then he made mention of the “emo” title that had been bestowed on the band for the last 13 years and said it definitely couldn’t cry on stage in front of everyone. He wasn’t the only one getting choked up, though. In between the screams and the cheering and the screaming of lyrics, there were many tears in the audience. It was clear to see how much this band meant to everyone in the room.

Thursday left the stage after a 16 song set and returned a few minutes later for a 3 song encore. They opened this up with the song “Stay True.” This song has never been played live before and even though it is one of their newer songs, everyone went crazy when it was played. They closed out the set with “Jet Black New Year” and a song about their home, “Turnpike Divides.” The band left the stage with waves for everyone, then came right back out for a final bow and a picture in front of their hometown crowd.

I don’t know what else to say that hasn’t already been said about Thursday. The band have spent the last 13 years building something that won’t be soon forgotten. Along the way they have made fans and friends of everyone. After the encore the audience once again chanted “Thank You, Thursday” over and over. I don’t know what else I could say about this show, and this band. Thank you, Thursday. You will be missed.

All photos courtesy of Keeyahtay Lewis. Check out more of his photos at DeadBoltPhotos.com



20 May
2011

Experimental rock band Thursday have debuted their imaginative new video for their debut single, “Magnets Caught in a Metal Heart,” from their critically acclaimed album No Devolución, over here.

Watch “Magnets Caught in a Metal Heart” here

Inspired by artist Mia Pearlman’s cover art for No Devolución, Thursday reached out to British artists Davy and Kristin McGuire, who specialize in film, theater and performance art, to capture the album’s innovative artwork and translate “Magnets Caught in a Metal Heart” to video. Haunting paper cut forests, a mysterious metropolis and an eerie train set the scene for a dark and foreboding video that’s both conceptually and visually stunning.

“Magnets Caught in a Metal Heart” is the first single from Thursday’s recently released sixth studio album, No Devolución. The album has received mass critical acclaim with AVClub.com declaring it “isn’t a return to form for Thursday; it’s a searing, scarring reinvention,” and Star-Ledger exclaiming “No Devolución is the group’s bravest departure.”

Thursday will be touring in support of No Devolución with Taking Back Sunday throughout June and July!

Thursday Tour Dates:
June 12 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
June 13 – Lawrence, KS – Granada
June 14 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 17 – Portalnd, OR – Roseland Theatre (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 18 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 19 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 20 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
June 21 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 22 – San Francisco, CA – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 24 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 25 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 26 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 28 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 29 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 1 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 2 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 4 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 5 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 8 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 9 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 10 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Theatre (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 12 – N. Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 13 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 14 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 15 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 16 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live! (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 17 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 19 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 20 – Boston, MA – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 21 – Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Oakdale (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 22 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 23 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 26 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 28 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Orbit Room (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 29 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 30 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 31 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)

For More Information:
www.Thursday.net
www.facebook.com/thursday
www.myspace.com/thursday
www.epitaph.com

04 May
2011

On the heels of release of one of the most critically revered albums of their career, fervent rock band Thursday has just announced a US tour with Taking Back Sunday in support of their new record, No Devolución. The tour will kick off on June 14 in Denver and will culminate on July 31 in Chicago. Tickets are available now for pre-sale at http://tixx1.artistarena.com/takingbacksunday/; public on-sale is May 6/May 7 (Depending on the market).

Called “the first true masterpiece of 2011” by Absolutepunk.net, Thursday’s sixth studio album has rapidly become one of year’s best reviewed albums. Alternative Press exclaims that it’s “downright beautiful” and CMJ adds that it’s a “post-hardcore masterpiece.”

Thursday’s daring musical evolution continues to surprise critics and fans with its sweeping, atmospheric riffs and choruses that intertwine with the band’s post-hardcore roots for one of the year’s most beautifully cathartic albums. “As raw yet coldly deliberate as self-surgery, No Devolucion isn’t a return to form for Thursday; it’s a searing, scarring reinvention,” says The Onion’s A.V. Club. “After a decade-plus of no small creative achievement, Thursday have outdone themselves” (Kerrang!).

Don’t miss out on this spring’s most buzzed about albums and tours!!

Thursday Tour Dates:
May 5 – Boston, MA – House of Blues (w/My Chemical Romance)
May 6 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre (w/My Chemical Romance)
May 7 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (w/My Chemical Romance)
May 8 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (w/My Chemical Romance)
May 9 – West Chester, PA – The Note
May 10 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (w/My Chemical Romance)
May 11 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (w/My Chemical Romance)
May 12 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
May 14 – Concord, NC – Concord Mills (Journeys Backyard BBQ)
June 12 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
June 13 – Lawrence, KS – Granada
June 14 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 17 – Portalnd, OR – Roseland Theatre (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 18 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 19 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 20 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
June 21 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 22 – San Francisco, CA – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 24 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 25 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
June 28 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 1 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 2 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 4 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 5 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 8 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 9 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 10 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Theatre (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 12 – N. Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 13 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 14 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 15 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 16 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live! (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 17 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 19 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 20 – Boston, MA – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 21 – Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Oakdale (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 22 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 23 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 26 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 28 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Orbit Room (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 29 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room (w/Taking Back Sunday)
July 31 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues (w/Taking Back Sunday)

www.Thursday.net
www.facebook.com/thursday
www.myspace.com/thursday
www.epitaph.com

29 Apr
2011

Official tour dates are expected to be announced next week but we can announce that The New Regime will be on tour this summer with Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, and The Colour Revolt! It’s sure to be the best alternative rock tour of the summer.

The band also has made the first four songs from their album Speak Through The White Noise available for download. Check them out below as well as their new “Enjoy The Bitterness” video whidh debuted on MySpace

05 Apr
2011

Passionate rock group Thursday’s forthcoming album, No Devolución, has astounded critics with its crafty song-writing and innovative soundscapes of post-rock and post-hardcore, and now the band has invited fans to stream the new album in its entirety on MySpace.com (North America/United Kingdom) and Exclaim.ca (Canada). No Devolución will make its anticipated debut in stores and online everywhere on April 12.

On their sixth studio album, Thursday explores elements of post-rock, indie, art and experimental styles, blending it all with their post-hardcore roots for a beautifully cathartic experience unlike anything they’ve done before. Thursday “graft 4AD atmospherics (“A Darker Forest”), frosty power-pop hooks (“Magnets Caught in a Metal Heart”), and Mogwai pedal-effects crescendos (“Stay True”) onto their post-hardcore template, which now churns even more fiercely with an expanded palette” (SPIN; 8/10).

Thursday defied conventions when they burst onto the scene with Full Collapse over a decade ago and continue to push the boundaries of sound with their most dynamic and innovative album to date, No Devolución.

Listen to No Devolución now and hear what critics are talking about!

No Devolución Track Listing:
1. Fast to the End – 3:21
2. No Answers – 4:53
3. A Darker Forest – 3:40
4. Sparks Against the Sun – 4:47
5. Open Quotes – 2:55
6. Past and Future Ruins – 4:15
7. Magnets Caught in a Metal Heart – 3:42
8. Empty Glass – 4:59
9. A Gun in the First Act – 5:02
10. Millimeter – 2:48
11. Turnpike Divides – 4:54
12. Stay True – 7:53

Thursday Europe Tour Dates:
Apr 19 – London, UK – Kings College
Apr-20 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
Apr 21 – Cardiff, UK – Millenium Music Hall
Apr 22 – Gestel, BEL – Groezrock Festival (performing Full Collapse set)
Apr 23 – Gestel, BEL – Groezrock Festival
Apr 24 – Berlin, GER – Monster Bash Festival
Apr 26 – Amsterdam, HOL – Melkweg
Apr 27 – Cologne, GER – Gebaude 9
Apr 28 – Munich, GER – Feierwerk
Apr 29 – Hamburg, GER – Logo

Thursday US Tour Dates:
May 5 – Boston, MA – House of Blues (w/My Chemical Romance)
May 6 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre (w/My Chemical Romance)
May 7 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (w/My Chemical Romance)
May 8 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (w/My Chemical Romance)
May 9 – Westchester, PA – The Note (w/My Chemical Romance)
May 10 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (w/My Chemical Romance)
May 11 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (w/My Chemical Romance)
May 12 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (w/My Chemical Romance)
May-14 – Charlotte, NC – Journeys Backyard BBQ

For More Information:
www.Thursday.net
www.myspace.com/thursday
http://www.facebook.com/thursday
http://twitter.com/thursdayband
www.Epitaph.com

07 Aug
2009

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Thursday
September 20 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
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The Soft Pack
October 2 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
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Black Heart Procession
November 1 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
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Amy Milan (Of Stars / Broken Social Scene)
November 5 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
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Thursday
October 12 Glass House Pomona, CA
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Brand New Presale code: 542418 (Click on show to buy tickets)
Thu 10/01/09 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amph. @ Tower City
Fri 10/02/09 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
Sat 10/03/09 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
Sun 10/04/09 Saint Paul, MN Myth
Tue 10/06/09 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Wed 10/07/09 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
Thu 10/08/09 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
Fri 10/09/09 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Palace Conv. Center
Tue 10/13/09 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Thu 10/15/09 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
Fri 10/16/09 San Jose, CA Event Ctr. At San Jose State Univ.
Sat 10/17/09 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Palladium
Tue 10/20/09 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
Wed 10/21/09 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
Thu 10/22/09 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre
Fri 10/23/09 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
Sun 10/25/09 Lubbock, TX Amphitheatre @ Lone Star Event Ctr.
Tue 10/27/09 Austin, TX Stubb’s Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amph.
Thu 10/29/09 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
Fri 10/30/09 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Sat 10/31/09 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
Sun 11/01/09 New Orleans, LA New Orleans City Park
Tue 11/03/09 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
Wed 11/04/09 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
Thu 11/05/09 Tampa, FL The Ritz
Sat 11/07/09 North Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
Mon 11/09/09 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
Tue 11/10/09 Richmond, VA The National
Wed 11/11/09 Baltimore, MD Sonar
Fri 11/13/09 Norfolk, VA NorVa
Sat 11/14/09 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Sun 11/15/09 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Tue 11/17/09 Boston, MA House Of Blues
Wed 11/18/09 Boston, MA House Of Blues
Fri 11/20/09 Montreal, QC Olympia de Montreal
Sat 11/21/09 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
Sun 11/22/09 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
Tue 11/24/09 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
Wed 11/25/09 Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre
Sat 11/28/09 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Sat 11/28/09 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

05 Aug
2009
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The Dear Hunter are heading on the road starting September 23rd in Akron, OH. Their headlining trek will take them all the way to Denver on October 3rd. Two days later, they’ll join Thursday on the road for three weeks and then go headline shows for another week with the Annuals supporting. The Dear Hunter will be playing tracks off of their critically acclaimed Act III: Life and Death (iTunes), which was released June 23rd on Triple Crown Records. The band’s lead singer Casey Crescenzo is currently working on the animated video for “What It Means To Be Alone,” which will be released before the tour begins. Until then, you can watch a live video of “He Said He Had A Story,” which was shot last month at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. Check it out here and stay tuned to the band’s YouTube page (www.youtube.com/thedearhuntervideos) for a special upcoming tour announcement video. Stay up to date with The Deer Hunter by going to www.thedearhunter.com, www.myspace.com/thedearhunter and www.twitter.com/therealTDH.

TOUR DATES
Headlining shows:

Wed 9/23 Akron, OH Musica
Thu 9/24 Grand Rapids, MI The Mixtape
Fri 9/25 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
Sat 9/26 Madison, WI The New Loft
Sun 9/27 St. Louis, MO Firebird
Tue 9/29 Milwaukee, WI Rave Bar
Wed 9/30 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
Sat 10/3 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre

With Thursday:

Mon 10/5 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
Tue 10/6 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
Thu 10/8 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
Fri 10/9 Los Angeles, CA Knitting Factory
Sun 10/11 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Mon 10/12 Pomona, CA Glass House
Tue 10/13 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse
Thu 10/15 Dallas, TX The Door
Fri 10/16 Austin, TX Emo’s
Sat 10/17 Houston, TX Meridian
Mon 10/19 Jacksonville, FL Edge 17
Tue 10/20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Wed 10/21 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
Thu 10/22 Orlando, FL The Social
Fri 10/23 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Sat 10/24 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre

Headlining shows (with Annuals):

Sun 10/25 Vienna, VA Jammin’ Java
Tue 10/27 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Wed 10/28 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Thu 10/29 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church/Sanctuary
Fri 10/30 Rochester, NY Club At Water Street Music Hall
Sat 10/31 Hamden, CT The Space
Sun 11/1 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

26 Feb
2009

Got the following email this morning. If you wanna go to Taste of Chaos in NJ and haven’t bought tickets yet, you’re in luck. For an hour today starting at noon, tickets are Buy 1, Get 1 Free. Same applies to Queensryche tickets (for the first 20). Check out the deal below:

From noon until 1pm today, tickets to next Thursday’s Rockstar Taste Of Chaos show are ‘Buy One, Get One Free.’ (Click here to buy, use password STIMULUS2)
• Beginning at noon today, the first 20 tickets sold to our show with Queensryche on May 14th will be ‘Buy One, Get One Free.’ (Click here, use password STIMULUS2)
• And finally, from noon today (Feb. 26th) until noon tomorrow (Feb. 27th), all tickets to our Sounds Of Seattle show on June 13th are just $5! You’ll see three great grunge-era shows that night, with tributes to Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Nirvana! (Click here, use password STIMULUS2)

01 Oct
2008

If you’re anything like The Audio Perv and listen to the radio occasionally, rarely watch music videos (and never on MTV), listen to internet radio and read the usual music media stuff, you just MIGHT know who Thursday is. Coming from basement shows and Rutgers University, Thursday was one of the pioneers of emo/screamo in NJ and had signed to Island Def Jam. Last year, they left Island Def Jam and now have joined New Found Glory and Story of the Year as bands who’ve left major labels for Epitaph Records. Their next album will be out on Epitaph early next year.