I’m new here

Hey guys, my name’s Gavin and I guess I’m going to be blogging here sometimes. So I’m going to tell you some stuff about myself to get started, and so you can understand where I’m coming from a little bit. I’m 20 years old, and I live in San Diego. I play bass and sing a tiny bit in a sort of (not really) well known pop punk band called Scarlett Avenue (scarlettavenueca.bandcamp.com). I still live with my parents and I have two brothers (18 and 12) and a sister (14). I’m very involved in the local pop punk scene and have made many friends through it.

Now to the good stuff (probably). I’m mostly going to be blogging about my experiences in the San Diego scene and touring and what I’ve learned from it. Punk music has been a huge influence in my life and I think it’s made me a better person and improved my life. I’m also going to be talking about what I’ve been listening to and bands I think more people should know about, and basically writing about things in my life that involve music.

Thanks for checking out the blog, and I’ll have my first official post up soon!

Green State’s Debut Album “The Usual”

Green State (Pop Punk from San Jose, CA) just released their debut album “The Usual” Do yourself a favor and listen to something new!

NEW MUSIC!

Whats up everyone, I hope you having a fantastic Wednesday night (I mean Calamity Jane is on tonight so how could it be a bad). I wanted to cover some of the many new releases that took place in the Pop Punk world this week. Let me preface this by saying I’m a HUGE Real Friends fanboy so I guess just keep that in mind….

Alright, so up first we have the first song off of Citizen’s new album Youth called “The Summer” (click to listen). I love Citizen. They’re not what you would call traditional pop punk, I guess they’re a little harder than that. But they really shine in this song, showing a more mature sound. What I’ve found interesting about them is how much their sound has changed over just a few years. Their earlier stuff is definitely more popish, where as Young States is more experimental. Either way I love both, and I think Mat Kerekes is just awesome. This song gets a solid 7/10 from me.

Next, we have “Clairvoyant” from The Story So Far. This was actually released the same day as Citizens new song. “Clairvoyant” is the first track off of TSSF’s upcoming split with Stick To Your Guns. And I gotta say, this song BLEW ME AWAY. I guess what makes it stand out the most is that we get to hear Parker sing more melodically as opposed to his normal yelling (which don’t get me wrong is awesome). But it’s nice to hear them change it up a bit. And then we have the guitar which is so fucking rad. Very complex and very cool. Lyrically it’s kind of the same as what you usually get from TSSF, and it’s choc full of quotable tumblr lyrics. I’d give this song a 9/10, I was really impressed with this.

And finally, we have “Late Nights In My Car” from Real Friends off their upcoming EP Put Yourself Back Together. The ONLY thing disappointing about this song/EP is that, well, it’s another EP. This will be Real Friends 4th EP if you count the acoustic one, yet still no signs of a full length. regardless, this song has everything I could have hoped for. Great melody, catchy as fuck, and how could you have a RF song with out a “sleepy eyes and bony knees” reference? I listened to this song at least 100 times already and i don’t see it getting old anytime soon. Solid 9/10 for this song.

There were probably more that was released this week, but these are the ones that stood out to me/ interested me the most. I can’t wait for all of these albums to come out.

Have a good night you guys, and stay rad!

“Loose Ends” Music Video by Trailview

Trailview (Martinez/Pleasant Hill/ Walnutcreek, CA) just came out with a music video for “Loose Ends” off their new EP “All Things Grow” Check out this video filmed in garages and partly in Nu-Tone Studios!

Listen to “All Things Grow” Here ->

Season 2 Episode 13 Keep Your Head Up & Your Heart In The Clouds

Listen Here: 

Calamity Jane (Season 2. Episode 13: Keep Your Head Up & Your Heart In The Clouds) by Calamity Jane on Mixcloud

If you missed the show tonight, here’s the playlist, the show will be on mix cloud tomorrow! and Please Check out my awesome sponsor ABC Music Source & Academy and all the dope local bands in the links below! 
Goodbye Earl – Me First And The Gimme Gimmes 
Cyco Vision – Suicidal Tendencies 
Five Lessons Learned – Swingin’ Utters 
Your Boyfriend Sucks – The Anchormen (https://www.facebook.com/theanchorcave)
Rebel Fate – Cobra Skulls 
Serial Kisser – Timing Is Everything 
These Dead Streets – A Wilhelm Scream 
Silence (live) – Mad Caddies 
You Can Never Go Home – The Unseen 
One Way Conversation – Communist Kayte 
Racecars – Allister 
Arizona Sun – Point of View 
Nervous Breakdown – Black Flag 
Brick – Kill Lincoln 
Restart – Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! 
Blood On My Hands – The Used 
Drugs – SECOND TO LAST 
Quake – Balance and Composure 
Now’s The Time – Slick Shoes 
Even On The Worst Nights – Mixtapes 
I Hate The Mall – PCP Eagles


Support Local Music: PUSH

Looking for some new awesome local music? Check out PUSH!!
POP PUNK from Petaluma & get their current album “Hometown Heroes“so they can fund their new album! Support Local Music!

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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!
facebook.com/DontBetheHero
Dontbetheheromusic.com
new.myspace.com/dont_be_the_hero
dontbetheheroband.tumblr.com/

Get their music for FREE. FREE NINETY NINE!

“11 Years” Till I Fall Promo Video

Till I Fall‘s Promo Video for their upcoming EP “11 Years” is out! Check it out and get their EP on March 16th! GET PUMPED!

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CODA’S NEW EP “HERE’S TO THE YEAR!”

Coda, your mom’s favorite pop punk band from San Ramon, CA just released their new ep “Here’s To The Year” FOR FREE! That means free awesome downloads for you! Check it out & give them some love 
Like them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CodaPunk

& Subscribe on Youtube: CODA MUSIC OFFICIAL

Support Local Music: Addiction to Affliction

Addiction to Affliction Is A Pop Punk Band Representing The East Bay Cities of Orinda, El Sobrante, Pittsburg and Clayton! Listen to their Latest EP right here: Addiction to Affliction Bandpage !!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AddictiontoAffliction

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Interview with Till I Fall/ Hawkins & Silver

Calamity Jane’s Interview w/the guys of Till I Fall & Hawkins& Silver on the first night of their Winter Tour! CHECK OUT THESE BANDS & Learn very educational music related facts 😉
TILL I FALL
Follow Them On Facebook: www.facebook.com/tillifall
Follow Them On Twitter:@tillifallsj
HAWKINS & SILVER
Like Them On Facebook: www.facebook.com/hawkinsandsilver
Follow Them On Twitter: @hawkinsilver

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Local Artist Of The Week: Till I Fall

Hey Guys & Gals! Check Out This Amazing Bay Area Band!
Local Band of the Week: TILL I FALL
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Genre: Alternative/Pop Rock
Like Them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/tillifall
Follow Them On Twitter: @TILLiFALLSJ