All posts in March 2013

Last Call Love Music Video By Hear The Sirens

Our buddies in  Hear The Sirens from Livermore, CA  just launched their music video for Last Call Love! It’s pretty rad! Check it out!

Point Of View’s New EP “BURNER”

If you’ve got some free time Point of View just put out their new EP Burner! They are streaming it all right now! Check it out!  Your mind will be blown 😉

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Season 2 Episode 9 “DOPE”

Listen Here:

Calamity Jane (Season 2. Episode 9: DOPE) by Calamity Jane on Mixcloud

Check out the local bands in the links below!

Zombies Ate Her Brain – The Creepshow
Heartbeats – Till I Fall
The Oceanwalker – Stickup Kid
Charades – Better Luck Next Time
Little League – Till I Fall
True Believers -The Bouncing Souls
Wasting Time (Eternal Summer) – Four Year Strong
May 16 -Lagwagon
Somewhere On Fullerton – Allister
Mt. Diablo – The Story So Far
D.O.A. – Hear The Sirens
Rise Above – Black Flag
Shut Your Mouth – 9:00 News
DEFINITION – On My Honor
Cold Concrete – Time Again
The On Going Two Faced Dilemma – Point of View
Passing Through A Screen Door – The Wonder Years
Red Hot Moon – Rancid
Brass Monkey – The Beastie Boys
The KKK took my baby away – The Ramones
Hey Driver – Lucky Boys Confusion
Fuck The World – The Queers
Fall Back Down- Rancid

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Interview & Shenanigans With Don’t Be The Hero

Chatting it up with Dont Be the Hero at Red House Studios in Walnut Creek. 3.22.13
Find out exciting things about chaz’s love life, their new ep they are set to start recording, the show at SJSU. Epic tales. CHECK THEM OUT!
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Pop Punk World Domination Red House 3.22.2013 Rock-U-Mentary & Pictures

Video mash-up of March 22nd at Red House Studios in Walnut Creek, CA featuring your mom’s favorite local bands. CODA, DONT BE THE HERO, COMMUNIST KAYTE, CRASH NOW and BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME (FROM L.A) Check out each of these bands on Facebook. DO IT! you won’t be disappointed! 

Don’t Be The Hero –www.facebook.com/DontBetheHero
CODA – www.facebook.com/CodaPunk
Communist Kayte – www.facebook.com/CommunistKayte
Crash Now – www.facebook.com/CrashNowMusic
Better Luck Next Time- www.facebook.com/betterlucknexttime

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Support Local Music: Fusion 72

Fusion 72 is a punk rock band that was formed in the summer of 2011 and has a familiar sound to that of the Ramones, the Misfits, Charged GBH, the Casualties and more!

Like Their Facebook Page for updates: www.facebook.com/Fusion72

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PSA: Support Local Music

Aren’t you tired of the same 5 songs on the radio? Can you feel the lack of joy and happiness that has been sucked out of your life. Make the change. Support Local Artists. It will make your life better!!
Snag your copy of Till I Fall’s New EP “11 Years” Today for only $5 dollars (seriously that’s so cheap) so you can buy maybe 4 low quality tacos at taco bell or buy an amazing ep for 5 dollars that will last forever. the choice is yours.

Check out Till I Fall!
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Pop Punk World Domination: Red House March 22nd Audio Promo

CHECK OUT THE AUDIO PROMO I JUST MADE FOR THE SHOW THIS FRIDAY Red House BE THERE! Coda Communist Kayte Crash Now Don’t Be The Hero Better Luck Next Time

Better Luck Next Time, Coda, Don’t Be The Hero, Communist Kayte, Crash Now:Red House March 22nd by Calamity Jane on Mixcloud

Season 2. Episode 8 “Alex Works At BJ’s”

Listen Here:

Calamity Jane (Season 2. Episode 8: Alex Works At BJ’S) by Calamity Jane on Mixcloud

 Check out the bands in the links below! 
Heard That Sound – MxPx 
Superman – Goldfinger 
White Lies – Man Overboard 
My Life Story – MxPx 
Pretty Mess – HAWKINS and SILVER 
Indrid Cold – On My Honor 
It’s Quite Alright – Rancid 
Sound System – Operation Ivy 
Basket Case – Green Day 
Something More (demo) – Better Luck Next Time 
Make You Mine – My Sweet Fall 
Dumpweed -Blink-182 
Little League – Till I Fall 
Weightless – All Time Low 
See? Even Billy Idol Gets It! – Stickup Kid 
The Kids Aren’t Alright – The Offspring 
Worlds Away – NameSake 
The Downfall of Us All – A Day to Remember 
MakeDamnSure – Taking Back Sunday 
Keep It Together – Real Friends

Calamity Jane’s Response to Alternative Press 100 Bands You Need To Know Issue

Every year, Alternative Press Magazine puts out a special issue featuring their pick of 100 BANDS YOU NEED TO KNOW. This whopping issue put together by a supreme team of 22 writers features bands from all over the board in terms of genre and location.

But let’s be real here, what sane person is going to take on the challenge to pick up that issue and go through each and every band listed with a fine tooth comb? You can call me crazy but that is exactly what I did for what seemed like countless hours this weekend.

Why?  I chose to partly because I had no actual plans and I just happen absolutely love discovering new music but honestly, I chose to do this for you; the music lover with a social life who doesn’t have time to  research bands on the internet and go through magazines all day.

I know you don’t want to read a 44 page spread in tiny ass font on a blank white page with some red splattered here and there. Heck, I know most of you don’t have the patience to even read these few paragraphs. I totally get it.  So, after hours of research, here’s the list of bands (out of that 100) that I feel are worth giving a shot.

*disclaimer:  these selections are my own personal opinion. I encourage you to make your own thoughts about each of these bands! If you feel I missed a band or if you find a band you want people to check out, let me know!*

1)      Citizen

Hometown: Southeast Michigan, Northwest Ohio

Genre: Pop Punk/Indie

Record Label: Run for the Cover Records

Check out & Download:  “Drown” & “Right Through”, full of emotional angst that we could all use in our lives. 

*Catch Citizen this summer on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour!*

Similar Artists: Title Fight, Basement, Balance & Composure, Mat Kerekes(Acoustic Work)

https://www.facebook.com/Citizentheband/

2)      Namesake

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Genre:  Pop Punk

Record Label: Imagen Records

Check out & Download: “Worlds Away”, with vocals that sound like Travis Clark’s and catchy pop punk riffs I will straight up tell you to take my money any day.

Similar Artists:  We the Kings, All Time Low, All-American Rejects

https://www.facebook.com/Namesakerock

3)      Pentimento

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Genre: Pop Punk

Record Label: Unsigned

Check out & Download: “Unless”, with raw vocals, pop punk emotion and some kick ass drums you’ll be introduced to what Pentimento is. (I’m a sucker for this kind of song)

Similar Artists: Transit, Real Friends, Heart to Heart, Citizen

https://www.facebook.com/PentimentoNY

4)      Hoist The Colors

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Celtic Punk/ Folk Punk

Record Label: Hardline Entertainment

Check out & Download: “Gordie Lachance”, a folk/Irish punk song that you will feel the need to listen to with a Guinness or two…

Similar Artists: The Pogues, Flogging Molly

https://www.facebook.com/Hoistthecolors.music

5)      New Politics

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Pop Rock/ Pop

Record Label: RCA Records

Check out & download: “Harlem”, an upbeat radio pop song that is good for a long road trip or just chilling.

Similar Artists: Neon Trees, Metro Station

https://www.facebook.com/newpolitics

6)      Modern Baseball

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Genre:  Pop Punk

Record Label: Run for the Cover Records/ Lame-O Records

Check out & download: “Tears over Beers”, a mixture of happy and sadness that shows you the bands outlook on life.

Similar Artists: Joyce Manor, the Front Bottoms

https://www.facebook.com/ModernBaseball

 

7)      Crown The Empire

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Genre: Post-Hardcore/Metalcore

Record Label: Rise Records

Check out& download “The Fallout” bringing a whole new meaning to the word the end of the world after a breakup. It’s pretty rad.

Similar Artists: Upon This Dawning, Woe Is Me,  Capture The Crown

https://www.facebook.com/Crowntheempire

8)      Forever Came Calling

Hometown: Twentynine Palms, CA

Genre: Pop Punk/Rock

Record Label: Pure Noise Records

Check out & download: “Ides” & “For The Wolves”, reminding you to stick it out even in the rough times.

Similar Artists: Stickup Kid, Story So Far, The Wonder Years, Man Overboard

https://www.facebook.com/forevercamecalling

9)      Light Years

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Genre: Pop Punk

Record Label: Unsigned

Check out & Download: “Scavengers”, you won’t stop moving head bobbing or foot tapping.

Similar Artists: New Found Glory, The Movie Life

https://www.facebook.com/LightYearsOH

 

10)   Driver Friendly

Hometown: Austin, TX

Genre: Indie/ Indie Rock

Record Label: Hopeless Records

Check out & download: “Ghosts”, an upbeat electric energy with a pop feel good for those days in the sun.

Similar Artists: Motion City Soundtrack, Brand New

https://www.facebook.com/driverfriendly

 

11)   On My Honor

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Genre: Pop Punk

Record Label: Little Heart Records

Check out & download: “Indrid Cold”, an awesome pop punk song that will keep your head in the clouds. Amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SONG.

Similar Artists: Till I Fall, Fireworks, With the Punches

https://www.facebook.com/onmyhonor

12)   Glamour of the Kill

Hometown: York, U.K.

Genre:  Definition of Pop/Metal (it’s complicated)

Record Label: eOne Entertainment Music

Check out & download: “Feeling Alive”, catchy as hell choruses with some great guitar riffs, great for working out.. running, doing some squats, whatever you do 😉

Similar Artists: Asking Alexandria, Attack Attack!

https://www.facebook.com/glamourofthekill

13)   The Relapse Symphony

Hometown: Washington D.C.

Genre: Rock/ Pop-Rock

Record Label:  Standby Records

Check out& download: “The other side of town”, is full of pop punk roots, fast drum beats and whoaaaaaaa’s you will sing to! (Don’t be fooled by their dark emo-like appearance they are awesome)

Similar Artists:  The Used, All Time Low

https://www.facebook.com/TheRelapseSymphony

 

14)   The Off Season

Hometown: Boston, MA

Genre: Pop Punk

Record Label: Negative Progression Records

Check out&download: “These Things Happen” 1 minute and 45 seconds of pure pop punk.

Similar Artists: New Found Glory,  Saves The Day, Story So Far

https://www.facebook.com/theoffseason

15)   Drug Church

Hometown: Albany, NY

Genre: Alternative/Post –Punk

Record Label:  No Sleep Records

Check out& download:  “Mohawk”, full of 90’s raw angsty hardcore, Mohawk is a great song to skate too and on those days where you just hate the world.

Similar Artists: Cruel Hand, Touche Amore

https://www.facebook.com/drugchurch

These next two AMAZING bands are LOCAL (As in from theBAY AREA). If you haven’t already at LEAST heard of them, I am shaking my head in disappointment.  The only way to be forgiven is to familiarize yourself & at least give them a chance.

16)   The Story So Far

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA

Genre: Pop Punk

Record Label: Pure Noise Records

Check out& download: “Right Here”, “quicksand”& “the glass”. If you love pop punk, SSF songs are full of emotion and just rock.  With Parker Cannon’s raw vocals and rad guitar riffs you just can’t go wrong.

Similar Artists: Stickup Kid, Man Overboard, Transit, the Wonder Years

https://www.facebook.com/thestorysofarca

Check out the Story So Far on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour!

17)   Stickup Kid

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Genre: Pop Punk

Record Label: Adeline Records

Check out and download: “Born In The Vault, Die In The Vault”, “Lighthouse”& “The Oceanwalker” Stickup Kid has awesome pop punk vocals with speedy guitar drums and bass in nearly all their songs. They will get you moving and singing along with them at the top of your lungs. 

Similar Artists: the Story So Far, Such Gold, With the Punches, State Champs, Heart To Heart

*They just opened up for Green Day last week at SXSW festival. Talk about accomplishment. So proud of you guys*

https://www.facebook.com/stickupkidca

18)   Her Bright Skies

Hometown: Jonkoping, Sweden

Genre: Alternative Rock

Record Label:  Unsigned

Check out & download: “Bonnie & Clyde (The Revolution)” a quiet powerful love song, perfect background music for pondering life or just slowly waving a lighter in the air. Your choice.  

Similar Artists: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, I See Stars

https://www.facebook.com/HerBrightSkiesFanPage

19)   Upon This Dawning

Hometown: Tempe AZ (Via Verona, Italy)

Genre: Alternative Metal/ Metalcore

Record Label:  Fearless Records

Check out & download: “A New Beginning” gets you in a hardcore fighting mood from the very first second, has some Bring Me The Horizon influenced sounds.  (I’m leaving, I’m leaving why did I waste my time on you.)

Similar Artists: Motionless In White, Bring Me the Horizon. The Word Alive

*they did a hardcore version of call me maybe on Punk Goes Pop Vol 5. Check that out.

https://www.facebook.com/uponthisdawning

20)   Awaken The Empire

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Alternative Rock

Record Label: Century Media Records

Check out & download: “Rise & Fall” a little taste of the new bands upcoming debut album

Similar Artists: 30 Seconds to Mars, Tool, Nine Inch Nails

https://www.facebook.com/awakentheempire

21)   Young Guns

Hometown: London, England

Genre: Rock

Record Label: Wind up Records

Check out& download: “I Was Born, I have lived, surely I will die” the rocking opener to their album Bones.

Similar Artists: We Are the Ocean, Deaf Havana

https://www.facebook.com/younggunsuk

22)   Echosmith

Hometown: Toluca Lake, CA

Genre: Alternative Rock

Record Label: Unsigned

Check out & download: “Come Together” a new kind of alternative/dance rock with vocals like Haley Williams.

Similar Artists: Paramore, Hey Monday, Owl City

https://www.facebook.com/Echosmith

23)   Single Mothers

Hometown: London & Ontario, Canada

Genre: Punk/ Hardcore- Punk

Record Label: Hot Charity

Check Out & Download: “Hell is my backup plan” full of 90s raw hardcore vocals with their view on college party scenes.

Similar Artists: Hot Snakes, Touché Amore, The Hold Steady

https://www.facebook.com/singlemothersparty

Till I Fall’s New EP “11 Years”

Till I Fall just released their newest EP 11 years! Stream it now on Soundcloud and Buy it on Itunes!! Do your part to Support Local Bay Area Artists! And while you’re at it, check out  At The End Of Radio‘s Review:  Till I Fall 11 Years EP Review

Season 2 Episode 7 “Kiss Me, I’m Irish: St. Patty’s Day”

Listen Here:

Calamity Jane (Season 2. Episode 7: Kiss Me I'm Irish. St. Patty's Day) by Calamity Jane on Mixcloud

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Dirty Filthy Mugs Are We- Dirty Filthy Mugs
Celtic Storm – The Mighty Regis 
Gonna Be A Blackout Tonight – Dropkick Murphys 
(No More) Paddy’s Lament – Flogging Molly 
Six Point Gang – Dirty Filthy Mugs
Finnegans Wake – Dropkick Murphys 
Drunken Lullabies – Flogging Molly 
Pour Decisions – The Real McKenzies 
Get Drunk Tonight – Bloody Irish Boys 
Whiskey you’re the Devil – The Pogues 
Faraway – The Tossers 
Scalliwag – Gaelic Storm 
Drunken Lazy Bastard – The Mahones 
Brotherhood – Flatfoot 56 
The Lightning Storm – Flogging Molly 
Rutland – The Mighty Regis 
Ugly (Born And Raised) – Dirty Filthy Mugs 
Kiss Me I’m Shitfaced – Dropkick Murphys 
Human To A God- Gaelic Storm
Whiskey Scotch Whiskey- Real Mckenzies

Season 2 Episode 6 There Can Only Be One

Wednesday March 6th, 2013

Listen Here: 

Calamity Jane (Season 2. Episode 6: There Can Only Be One) by Calamity Jane on Mixcloud

Wow! Tonight’s show was amazing!
1. Got my first international listener in Brazil,
2. Played Till I Fall‘s New Song “Little League” <- Go order it.www.tillifall.com
3. kicked back with some great tunes, some requests & a lot of talking with you!
Playlist up soon! STAY RAD! See you all next week with my Kiss Me I’m Irish: St. Patrick’s day show 😉 There will be lots of Celtic Punk!

 

kick-ass-tunes

First Date – Blink-182 
Rosa – Dear Landlord 
Understatement – New Found Glory 
Cool Kids – Screeching Weasel 
Sell Out – Nothington 
Without You – Coda 
Release The Hostages – NoFx 
I Want Your Girlfriend To Be My Girlfriend Too – Reel Big Fish 
Minor Threat – Minor Threat 
Start Today – Gorilla Biscuits 
Little League – Till I Fall 
Hope – Descendents 
Alex in Wonderland – This Time Next Year 
Drunken Lullabies – Flogging Molly 
P.G.L. – Lower Class Brats 
Alone – The Unseen 
Red Hot Moon – Rancid 
Society – Pennywise 
I’m Destroying The World – Guttermouth 
Keasbey Nights – Catch 22 
Cashed In – Pulley 
Die For Your Government – Anti Flag
Live Till The End – Till The End