Sunday, January 30, 2011

Album Review: The Get Up Kids - 'There Are Rules'

NOTE: Sorry this is so late. There were some difficulties getting it up on ACRN; so, I couldn't post it as early as I would have liked.






The Get Up Kids

There Are Rules
Quality Hill Records
January 25, 2011








TRACKLISTING

1. Tithe
2. Regent's Court
3. Shatter Your Lungs
4. Automatic
5. Pararelevant
6. Rally 'Round the Fool
7. Better Lie
8. Keith Case
9. The Widow Paris
10. Birmingham
11. When It Dies
12. Rememorable

Even if just for nostalgia's sake, The Get Up Kids' There Are Rules is sure to be blasting from many stereos that welcome the changes seven years without a new album can make.

Read my full review on ACRN.com

Friday, January 28, 2011

My Chemical Romance song to Appear in 'Glee' Episode? [UPDATE!]

UPDATE: January 28, 2011 @ 11:14 a.m.

In an interview with Billy Bush, Gerard Way confirmed that Glee will be performing "SING."

Check out the interview in which Gerard also sketches the interviewer below:



ORIGINAL POST: January 13, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m.

A dance sequence to an unnamed My Chemical Romance song is set to be featured in an upcoming episode of Glee, according to an article from TV Guide [dot] com that has many My Chemical Romance fans in a mixed-emotions frenzy.

According TV Guide, the character Sue "will partake in a dance number set to a My Chemical Romance song," though it gives no further details about which song.

My Chemical Romance vocalist Gerard Way recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the prospect of an MCR/Glee collaboration:

"Who cares? Somebody once brought up Glee--like, would that bum me out? I say why get bummed about that? It's like the radio. I don’t watch the show, but I know it would be funny."

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c.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My Chemical Romance Performs Intimate Acoustic Show

Yesterday, January 21, 2011, My Chemical Romance performed an intimate, acoustic show at 98.7 F.M.'s Hollywood Tower Penthouse.

The band opened the set, saying "We've never done this before..." and followed with acoustic performances of:

"Helena"
"Summertime"
"The Ghost of You"
"SING"
"Cancer" and
"I'm Not Okay (I Promise)"

Luckily for the fans who were unable to witness this first-time event, one of our fellow Killjoys, Irene, was equipped with her camera. Check out her footage of "Helena" ACOUSTIC!!



Check out her Youtube page for "Summertime," "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" and a Q&A from the show in which the band discusses "Drowning Lesson"'s being a "haunted song" and confirm they will be playing Bullets songs on their upcoming tour, among much more!

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c.

More:
Buzznet Photos | 98.7 photos and "SING" footage | "Helena" and "SING"

UPDATE: January 22, 2011 @ 7:15 p.m. EST

Interview with 98.7



UPDATE: January 24, 2011 @ 2:42 p.m. EST

"SING" from 98.7

Friday, January 21, 2011

Alternative Press Features My Chemical Romance on Upcoming Cover, Holds Contest for Fans

Alternative Press announced yesterday that My Chemical Romance will appear on the cover of their March 2011 issue. The issue, which will be available for purchase February 1, will feature two cover variations and a feature article about MCR.

AP's preview says the following about My Chemical Romance:





For close to a decade, the New Jersey contingent staked their own claim in America's post-emo landscape, resonating with fans and flummoxing their detractors. Last year, they lost focus, a drummer and their sense of self. This year, they're getting it all back—and more.

In addition to featuring MCR on their upcoming cover, AP is also holding a contest for fans to win "a huge prize pack."

Two winners will receive: an autographed copy of the issue, limited edition Danger Days... vinyl, various MCR and AP merch and copies of 3 previous issues of AP that feature MCR on the covers.

18 additional winners will receive the autographed issue.

UPDATE: January 28, 2011 @ 10:13 a.m.

Check out this hilarious video interview from APTV in which all the touring members of My Chemical Romance discuss "The dead mic."



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c.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My Chemical Romance Limited Edition Vinyl Versions of 'Danger Days'

My Chemical Romance are set to release vinyl versions of Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys on vinyl on February 1.

Five-hundred limited edition colored versions of the record will be pressed and available on the MCR online store. A less rare, black version (2,500 will be pressed) will also be made available.

Eager fans can preorder the regular edition of their Danger Days... vinyl on Amazon now.

UPDATE: January 19, 2011 @ 7:16 p.m.

According to a post on the band's website, the 500 colored versions of the vinyl will have a red, white and blue swirl pattern. They will be available through the band's online merch store (linked above) at 11 a.m. on February 1.

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c.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My Chemical Romance iTunes Celebrity Podcast to Launch

UPDATE: January 18 @ 2:48
MCR's Celebrity Playlist Podcast is now available on iTunes.

According to a blog post on My Chemical Romance's website, iTunes will launch a My Chemical Romance "Celebrity Podcast" this Tuesday, January 18.

The podcast will feature the members of MCR's discussing their favorite music, including Glasvegas, Blur and The Chemical Brothers.

Accompanying the launch of the podcast will be a limited-time sale on Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys on the U.S. iTunes store.

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c.

Monday, January 10, 2011

My Chemical Romance Announces North American Tour Supporting Acts: The Architects, Neon Trees, Circa Survive, Thursday

My Chemical Romance have announced the opening acts for their upcoming North American "World Contamination" Tour.

The supporting bands are as follows for the various legs of the tour:

March 31 - April 23:
The Architects and Neon Trees
May 5 - May 11:
The Architects and Thursday
May 17 - May 29:
The Architects and Circa Survive




Photo Credit: Neil Krug

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c.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

My Chemical Romance to appear on Conan

My Chemical Romance will appear as musical guests on Conan O'Brien's Conan. The show will air January 17 at 11 p.m. on TBS!

The announcement of the band's Conan appearance follows that of their January 20 appearance on Lopez Tonight, the TBS show that immediately follows Conan on weeknights.

UPDATE: January 18, 2011 @ 2:42 p.m. EST
Check out the band's performance of "SING" on Conan!



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c.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Chemical Romance to Perform on 'Lopez Tonight' January 20

My Chemical Romance are set to be the musical guests on the January 20 episode of George Lopez's Lopez Tonight. The performance will air at midnight your local time on TBS.

Fans interested in attending the performance can find more information in a recent blog entry on the My Chemical Romance website, which includes a promo code to use when requesting tickets.




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c.

UPDATE: January 21, 2011 @ 1:31 p.m.

Check out videos of MCR performing "SING" and "Vampire Money" (web exclusive) on Lopez Tonight