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Classic MCR Live Reviews: The Map

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Here's a map to display my few years of MCR adventures. It's a little wonky; as, it is my first ever attempt at making a Google map, but I thought it was a kind of fun way to navigate the reviews.

Again, I hope you all enjoyed the "Classic MCR Reviews" series, and I hope to see you at a show some day!


Classic MCR Live Review: 2008 Theatre Tour | 5-4-08 | Columbus, OH

Final installment of my "Classic MCR Live Reviews" series!

It has been a long journey since the start of this little project of mine, and it is now coming to a close with the final MCR show I saw before their hiatus.

With this, I am hoping to be able to share many more experiences with you all here, and am hoping that you all will be able to share right back. Heck, maybe I'll see you at a show someday and we can share our experiences in person!

My Chemical Romance with Billy Talent and Drive By @ Lifestyle Pavilion, May 4, 2008.

NOTE: This was originally posted a the time of the show and has received little editing


You know what makes for very little sleep? Going to an MCR show the night/morning after your concert companion's prom. Fun times, indeed.

The day of May 3rd, while most of my friends were getting dressed up and prissy for prom, I was preparing all my usual MCR show needs, you know: Gatorade for in-line hydration, sunscreen, saltines to help calm my stomach,…

Flobots Live on FOE Radio April 27

Image Credit: Goom Radio

Tomorrow, the alternative hip-hop group Flobots will appear live on Friends Or Enemies Radio 3-6 p.m. EST!

Check back here for a full interview after the show!


'MCR Monday' on FriendsOrEnemies radio!

UPDATE: April 26 @ 12:18 p.m.

A press release from GOOM Radio:

MCR Mondays (My Chemical Romance)!! Every Monday on FOE let us know your favorite MCR tracks, cause were going to play EVERYTHING!
Leave a comment on Facebook (Friends Or Enemie Radio), Tweet us @FOERadio what song you would LIKE to hear!

UPDATE: April 22 @ 11:45 p.m.

I just heard the following from DJ Schwenker, who will be hosting the radio show:

"Changed my mind! We're calling it "MyChemMondays". MCR all day, at least one song an hour, from all their albums, not just hits."

UPDATE: April 22 @ 11:21 p.m.

There is now a page up for My Chemical Romance Radio Show. Every Monday 3-6 p.m. EST!

UPDATE: April 22 @ 2:51 p.m.

This ad was just added to the page for the show "FOE Live with Schwenker"


When the MCRmy was called to arms to bring 50 viewers to the Friends or Enemies live Ustream channel in order to get an MCR song ("Thank you for the Venom") played on the online radio …

Album Review: Coheed and Cambria - 'Year of the Black Rainbow'

Coheed and Cambria
Year of the Black Rainbow
April 13, 2010


1. One
2. The Broken
3. Guns of Summer
4. Here we are Juggernaut
5. Far
6. This Shattered Symphony
7. World of Lines
8. Made Out of Nothing (All that I am)
9. Pearl of the Stars
10. In The Flame of Error
11. When Skeletons Live
12. The Black Rainbow

Coheed and Cambria's 5th studio release becomes an audio journey, assisted by soaring choruses and intense guitar mixed with a fantasy-enhancing electronic sound that is reminiscent of blasting enemies in an epic game of laser tag.

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New My Chemical Romance song titles: Origins

A few days ago on formspring, one of my followers asked about how I knew the titles of the new tracks from My Chemical Romance's upcoming release.

To answer, I "tracked" back through my blog archives to find all of them and their origins (initial mentions) and evolutions (name changes or typo-driven errors) within the press. I think this is a pretty complete list of all the titles they have publicly announced; so, I thought I would post it here as an information reference.

Before any new songs came about, there were:

"Stay" (fan-titled)
"The World is Ugly" (also fan-titled)

Tentative titles from Mikey's "practice cam" blog entries:

"The World is Ugly"
"Teenage Girl"
“Tokyo Death”
“Monster Jam”
“City Lights”
“Still Alive”

July 22, 2009: "Siren Song" ? (probably just the video title)

The Roxy Songs:

"Death Before Disco"
"The Drugs"
“L.A. Heavy” (as it was called on the se…

Interview: Talking Crazy with The Venetia Fair

Chris Constantino, drummer of The Venetia Fair, spoke with me about touring and just how crazy the band's shows can get. You've been warned, TVF fans. You're in for a wild show when this circus comes to town!

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By the way, these dudes totally rip. Just saying.


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First two limited edition My Chemical Romance prints available TODAY

Earlier this week, My Chemical Romance rhythm guitarist Frank Iero posted a blog entry in which he revealed the first two of a series of limited edition prints of photos he took of My Chemical Romance in-studio.

According to the band's official Web site, the first two 200-limited prints will go on sale today (April 8) at 4 p.m. PST!

The prints are a part of a 6-photo series of signed and stamped prints that will be made available to fans over a 3-month span.

Be sure to take a shot at adding to your collection today at 4 p.m. PST (6 p.m. EST).


What should we attempt to trend on Twitter for Gerard Way's Birthday

On Gerard's Birthday, what should we try to trend?

Gerard Way tells Rock Sound upcoming release will be 'very direct' and stripped-back

In a short interview blurb posted by Rock Sound, My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way explains that the band's upcoming album posed a "less-is-more" challenge.

"It was a huge challenge and we had to do this album with less," the singer admits. "We had to do it without falling on the crutches of My Chemical Romance doing a Cheap Trick song or My Chemical Romance doing a Kurt Ballou song. We changed sweeping statements for bold gestures and tried to write massive songs without needing a marching band to fill them out. We tried to be honest and as loud as we could while being as plain as we could, our record is definitely not dumbed down it is just very very direct."


Gerard Way appears on May 2010 cover of 'Nylon Guys'

Siren Studios has posted preview images of those that will run in the May issue of Nylon Guys Magazine.

Be sure to check out the issue for a full interview!

I'll post more information here as soon as I have it!


Both Nylon and Nylon Guys have posted a few quotes from the article as well as a slideshow of more images.

In the full article, Way describes elements of the upcoming album's artwork, explaining that the quality of photography is grainy, but mixed with it are clean typefaces. According to Way, the band has been able to put much more focus on the album artwork this time. According to Nylon, "Way plans to work on the cover art for his album."

Way describes a new song titled "Detonator Baby" in which he claims there is a line about spitting on a celebrity, which Way claims he would love to do.

The article is really dense with fact and paraphrasing and few quotes. It's an interesting take on a snapshot of MCR history that we have yet to see. Should y…