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The Summer Set Release “Missin You” Music Video

the summer set.jpgPhoenix five-piece, The Summer Set, just released their brand new music video for “Missin You.” The powerful anthem stems from the brand new album, Stories For Monday, which is set to be released on April 1st. You can pre-order the album now on TheSummerSetBand.com.

The video, directed by Daniel Carberry, is stunningly brought to life, and is sure to get listeners pumped for the album’s release. Check it out below!

“We wrote this song a year and a half ago with my neighbor, Colin Munroe. I think it’s one of the most fun and most immediate songs on the album. It makes me wanna dance (and you know how I feel about dancing),” jokes Brian Dales (vox). “Visually, this is also my favorite music video we’ve ever made so far.”

The Summer Set also announced tour dates to coincide with the album’s release. Check out the complete list below!



Apr 13 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues

Apr 15 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic

Apr 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom

Apr 18 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder

Apr 19 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

Apr 21 – St Louis, MO @ The Ready Room

Apr 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Garage

Apr 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

Apr 24 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

Apr 26 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room

Apr 27 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

Apr 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound

May 3 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey

May 4 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

May 6 – Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk

May 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre

May 21 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

May 22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

May 24 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

May 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts

May 27 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre

May 28 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

May 29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

May 31 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club Theatre

Jun 1 – Detroit, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom


May 10 – Bristol, United Kingdom @ Thekla

May 12 – London, United Kingdom @ Scala

May 13 – Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Asylum

May 14 – Leeds, United Kingdom @ The Key Club

May 15 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @ G2

May 17 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ Club Academy

May 18 – Nottingham, United Kingdom @ Rescue Rooms

May 19 – Portsmouth, United Kingdom @ Wedgewood Rooms

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Nick Santino Releases First Solo Music Video

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Boston-based singer/songwriter Nick Santino just released his brand new music video for “Have a Little Faith In Me,” which stems from his 2014’s debut solo album, Big Skies. The video premiered exclusively on VEVO, his first video as a solo artist. The ex-A Rocket To The Moon frontman has since spent his time touring and releasing new music under his self-titled solo project. Last week, he announced a summer acoustic tour in support of Sleeping With Sirens.

Santino is currently on the road in support of indie-folk duo Oh Honey, on the spring Postcards Across America Tour wrapping up this week. In May he will return to Texas to support fellow 8123 artists The Maine and The Technicolors for a couple of one-off shows. Following those dates he will head out on the We Like It Quiet Tour; an acoustic run with Epitaph Records’ Sleeping With Sirens and Fearless Records’ The Summer Set.

Below, you can view the new video and a complete list of remaining tour dates.


Postcards Across America Tour w/ Oh Honey
4/15 – New York, NY – Studio @ Webster Hall
4/18 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
4/19 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe

The Maine, The Technicolors Support Dates
5/19 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
5/20 – San Antonio, TX – Kapone’s

We Like It Quiet Tour w/ Sleeping With Sirens, The Summer Set
6/04 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
6/05 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *SOLD OUT
6/07 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
6/10 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
6/12 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge *SOLD OUT
6/13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
6/14 – New York, NY – Studio @ Webster Hall *SOLD OUT
6/16 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East *SOLD OUT
6/19 – Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Center
6/21 – Orlando, FL – The Social
6/22 – Orlando, FL – The Social *SOLD OUT

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Motivation Monday Playlist

Monday Blues dragging you down? Well, flip that around: Mondays are all about motivation, and what better to get you pumped up than a great playlist? Hopefully, these tunes will brighten your busy day and add a little fuel to your fire.


“Centuries” – Fall Out Boy  


“Don’t Stop Me Now” – Queen (or McFly, depending on if you want the original or a great cover)


“Legendary” – The Summer Set


“Last Hope” – Paramore


“Angel With a Shotgun” – The Cab


“Proved You Wrong” – Cassadee Pope


“Don’t Give Up On Us” – The Maine


“My Body” – Young The Giant


“The Adventure” – Angels and Airwaves


“Dog Days Are Over” – Florence and The Machine


Like this playlist? Let me know in the comments below (or in a message if you’re shy!) and tell me what you want to see for next Motivational Monday!

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Vans Warped Tour and idobi Radio Partner For Warped idobi Radio



The 2014 Vans Warped Tour Presented by Journeys will get a signal boost from idobi Network when the two team-up for all new programming with Warped idobi Radio (WiR).

Entering its 20th year, Vans Warped Tour is America’s longest running concert festival tour, known for introducing the next big artists, from No Doubt to Katy Perry, Blink-182 to All Time Low, My Chemical Romance to Eminem; fans saw them first on Warped.

idobi Network is the ideal partner to Vans Warped Tour. For fifteen years and running, idobi has consistently premiered the next big artists over their online airwaves. From Good Charlotte to Fall Out Boy, Cassadee Pope to Imagine Dragons, idobi has earned a reputation for predicting what’s next in pop-punk and alternative.

If fans see their favorite artists first at Vans Warped Tour and hear them first on idobi Radio, it’s only fitting the two should come together for the ultimate summer mash-up. Warped idobi Radio will kickoff on June 9th 2014 with five original weekly shows, in a coveted two-hour daily afternoon block.

Up first is Music Monday. Various idobi personalities will journey back through the best of nineteen (19) years of Warped. Each Monday features a specific year and will flash fans back to the music and highlights of that summer.

Takeover Tuesdays will get hijacked by WiR’s favorite artists. We Are the In Crowd, The Summer Set, Echosmith, and more will takeover the station to share an inside view of what’s new, what’s next, and what’s Warped.

On Q&A Wednesday fans ask their burning questions via social media, and get the answers—no matter how weird or insightful—they haven’t heard on any other outlet.

Talk in My Shoes (TIMS) Thursday is all about going behind-the-scenes for a walk on the Warped side. The first TIMS guest is not to be missed; Kevin Lyman will get the show rolling on Thursday, June 12th.

Feel Good Fridays give back by encouraging listeners to get involved. Each Friday, WiR will shine the limelight on charities, including Hope for the Day, MusicCares, It Gets Better Project, and many more.

Bookending the weekdays are The Best of Warped Weekend. Saturdays and Sundays feature recaps of the previous week’s programming. WiR will make sure fans never miss a thing.

Music fans, Warped Tour faithful, and idobi lovers, tune-in starting June 9th, 2014 at http://ido.bi/player

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To Write Love On Her Arms: Heavy & Light 2014



To Write Love On Her Arms’ annual “evening of songs, conversation, and hope” is something I look forward to and am very proud to cover. Each year, I take away something different–and not just my new t-shirt purchase. Heavy & Light 2014 was no exception. With performances by Anis Mojgani, Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, Mary Lambert, Tristan Prettyman, and The Summer Set, along with some amazing speakers, this year’s event was just as spectacular as the last.

Whenever those words come on the screen, reminding everyone why they are there, and what the point of Heavy & Light is, something like pride swells up inside of me; even though I had no hand in putting the event together, and have no direct relation to To Write Love On Her Arms, when those words flash by, something grips me. That feeling stays with me for the rest of the night.

Starting off with Anis Mojgani, the spoken-word poet entranced the crowd, as usual, with his perfect timing and stunning words. I’m not dismissing the works of some of the greats, like Emily Dickinson or Robert Frost, because I cherish their words, but Anis may be one of the most spectacular poets of our time, and to see him speak these words is a wonder in itself.

Mary Lambert took the stage, and in all truth, charmed the crowd instantly. Well-known for her collaboration with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, the “Same Love” singer stepped behind the keys and entranced everyone with her words and her music. She openly spoke of her own struggles with anxiety and depression, even filling up on stage a few times, leaving no eye in the crowd without a tear threatening to fall. She relayed a story from the awards show she’d performed at, even including a Harry Potter reference. It’s always wonderful to see an artist who’s so unafraid to be themselves, and reveal their humanity. Mary Lambert performed with soul and an undeniable fire, while speaking to the crowd as though she too was stood behind the barricades, waiting for what would happen next.

Following Jamie Tworkowski’s introduction, comedian Kevin Breel took the stage. Breel, at just 19 years old, gave a TED talk, breeching a subject most speakers would hesitate to even approach: “Confessions of a Depressed Comedian,” it became known as. 



His words rang true with the audience; the feeling of depression creeping in when a person is deemed successful, and should be excited about an accomplishment. Each word seemed to nail the hammer on the head even further, and Kevin only framed this with ‘light,’ making jokes about promising to let someone “much more attractive and with a better voice” step on stage, introducing Tristan Prettyman.

Prettyman is like a musical version of Aubrey Plaza. There is something very real about her, and she jokes about the most normal things–feeling down because everyone on Facebook seems to have it all together, then stage-whispering about how she gets to tour and do what she loves. In her music, Prettyman keeps that same charming quality, unafraid to be vulnerable, or even silly.

The Summer Set provided a fun, upbeat set, making people sing at the top of their lungs, dancing as though they couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Brian Dales took an opportunity to speak about when he was feeling pretty down and out himself, leading to the band’s wonderful song, “Legendary.” Having seen them perform at Warped Tour, I knew that The Summer Set were brilliantly entertaining on stage, and over the years, that quality seems to have only doubled, if not tripled.

Once more, Anis graced the stage, and just before he left, he delivered one of the poems I could read in my sleep: “Shake The Dust.” For a moment, everyone was still. This poem has become tradition, one that people wait to hear. I notice a few people in the crowd miming the words, as though, they too, have read this to themselves in sleep.

When Jamie steps out again, it’s like the crowd is waking up from a trance. As one of To Write Love On Her Arms’s founders, Jamie seems to radiate pride, and always seems excited to see how many people have turned out, showing his appreciation for those that have traveled just to be there. When he introduces Jon Foreman, he offers the artist a thanks. Jon had recently had 30 stitches inside his mouth, and they had thought they might have to cancel. However, Jon had decided to push on.

A fan gave him a care package, and he quickly expressed his gratitude, dedicating a song to her.

Now, don’t get me wrong, seeing Jon Foreman perform is awe-inspiring in itself, but it was standing off to the side that it hit me. As he took to being completely unplugged, he led the crowd through the beginning of “Dare You To Move.” The unity in the room was almost too much to handle. In all honesty, I don’t think you’ve known what effects art can bring until you’ve seen a room of strangers grin at each other like old friends because of a song.

That’s what Heavy & Light is about; coming together and, just for a moment, realizing you’re not alone.


For photos from Heavy & Light, please go HERE.


Also, huge thanks to Mike of Decades In Spain! I lost one of my SD cards during the show, and he was kind enough to help me find it afterwards! Yes, yes, I know–“#PhotographerFail.”


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New Beat Fund – Scare Me Instagram Horror Parodies

You may remember NeW bEAT FUNd from the SiriusXM Alt Nation hit “Scare Me” (or maybe my hilarious interview with them when they were on Warped). Now you may come to know them as the band that love Halloween so much, they’ve decided to roll out fourteen Instagram video parodies with scenes of the most “revered horror movies of all time,” which began on the 16th of October.

The band will step into an iconic role a day from such classic thrillers as: Carrie (1976), Child’s Play (1988), Cujo (1983), Frankenstein (1931), Friday the 13th(1980), Night of the Living Dead (1968), Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Psycho (1960), The Birds (1963), The Blair Witch Project (1999), The Fly (1958), The Grudge (2004), The Ring (2002) and The Shining (1980). NbF will roll out these hilarious 15 second clips, one a day, leading up to Oct. 29, when all the videos will be combined into an alternate full-length video for the track. Meanwhile, the official video for “Scare Me” from their “($) CoiNz” EP, was recently added to MtvU.

Check out the first video!



Right now, the band is on the road with 3OH!3, The Summer Set, and Wallpaper. on the Journeys Noise Tour, which kicked off yesterday at Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, NY and will hit 32 cities before concluding in Los Angeles on Nov. 26. All four bands collaborated on a new track titled, “Turn the Night On,” which exclusively premiered yesterday on AltPress.com.

Prior to this, NbF just wrapped a run supporting blink-182, as well as being featured on several highly-acclaimed festivals (Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver; the KJEE Summer Round Up in Santa Barbara, CA; and the Epicenter Festival in Irvine, CA).

In June, NeW bEAt FUNd re-released its “($) CoiNz” EP.  Fans can get a track for free at newbeatfund.com.

Journeys Noise Tour with 3OH!3, The Summer Set and Wallpaper.
Oct. 16                      Clifton Park, NY                        Upstate Concert Hall
Oct. 17                      Boston, MA                               House of Blues
Oct. 18                      Asbury Park, NJ                       StonePony
Oct.. 20                      Huntington, NY                        Paramount Theater
Oct. 21                      New York, NY                           Irving
Oct. 22                      Philadelphia, PA                    TLA
Oct. 23                      Toronto, ON                              Opera House
Oct. 24                      Silver Springs, MD                  Fillmore
Oct. 27                      Indy, IN                                      Deluxe
Oct. 28                      Cleveland, OH                          House of Blues
Oct. 29                      Detroit, MI                                St Andrews
Oct. 31                      Minneapolis, MN                    Varsity Theatre
Nov. 1                       Des Moines, IA                        Wooly’s
Nov. 2                       Milwaukee, WI                       The Rave
Nov. 3                       Chicago, IL                                 House of Blues
Nov. 5                       Nashville, TN                            Cannary
Nov. 7                       Orlando, FL                               House of Blues
Nov. 8                       Ft Lauderdale, FL                    Revolution
Nov. 10                     Atlanta, GA                               Buckhead theatre
Nov. 11                     New Orleans, LA                     House of Blues
Nov. 12                     Houston, TX                              House of Blues
Nov. 13                     Dallas, TX                                   House of Blues
Nov. 15                     Albuquerque, NM                   Sunshine Theatre
Nov. 16                     Denver, CO                               Summit Music Hall
Nov. 18                     Boise, ID                                     Knitting factory
Nov. 19                     Spokane, WA                           Knitting factory
Nov. 20                     Seattle, WA                              Showbox at the Market
Nov. 21                     Portland, OR                             Wonder Ballroom
Nov. 23                     Reno, NV                                    Knitting Factory
Nov. 24                     San Francisco, CA                   Fillmore
Nov. 25                     San Diego, CA                          House of Blues
Nov. 26                     Los Angeles, CA                       House of Blues

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