The Urgency and Activision, the makers of Guitar Hero® Metallica® have teamed up with Alternative Addiction to bring you a cool prize pack that includes a copy of Guitar Hero® Metallica® for (Xbox 360 or PS3) plus an exclusive kick drum pedal, plus a copy of the Urgency's self titled new album, due out April 21st! Enter the contest here:

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday March 31st, 2009:

The Answer - Everyday Demons
Ashbury - Let's Make a Scene EP
Big Business - Mind The Drift
Bow Wow - New Jack City II
Burn Halo (fronted by former Eighteen Visions singer James Heart)- S/T
AJ Croce - Cage of Muses
Gavid DeGraw - Free
Death Cab for Cutie - The Open Door
Flo Rida - R.O.O.T.S
Gomez - A New Tide
Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels
PJ Harvey/John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By
In The Red - Volume 2
Diana Krall - Quiet Nights
Make Do And Mend - Bodies of Water
Ministry - Adios
Pansy Division - That's So Gay
Peter Bjorn and John - Living Thing
Prince - MPLSoUND/LOtUSFLOW3R/Elixer
Pulling Teeth - Paranoid Delusions/Paradise Illusions
Queensryche - American Soldier
The Satin Peaches - Morning Maid
John Scofield - Piety Street
Silverstein - A Shipwreck in the Sand
Strung Out - Prototypes and Painkillers
Maria Taylor - LadyLuck
Trash Talk - East of Eden
UGK - UGK 4 Life
Keith Urban - Defying Gravity
JR Writer - Cinecrack
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz

All Time Low Releases New Song, Weightless

New Full Length Album, Nothing Personal To Release This July
Upcoming Tour, Believer’s Never Die Part Deux with Fall Out Boy, Metro Station, Cobra Starship & Hey Monday

In an effort to give their fans a sneak peek at their upcoming album, Nothing Personal, MD pop-punkers All Time Low released their new song, Weightless late last night with their friends over at music-news site, Absolutepunk. The song is currently available for streaming exclusively at Absolutepunk and available for purchase exclusively on the digital retailer Downloadpunk.
Stream the new song Weightless
Download the new song Weightless
The bands upcoming sophomore full length, Nothing Personal is set to release this July on Hopeless Records. All Time Low has been hard at work crafting the follow-up to their 2007 pop-punk gem So Wrong, It’s Right. The quartet has enlisted the likes of producers Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, Boys Like Girls, The Maine), David Bendeth (Paramore, Underoath, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus) and Butch Walker (Katy Perry, Pink, The Academy Is…) to name a few.
All Time Low will be hitting the road this spring with friends Fall Out Boy and their Believer’s Never Die Part Deux Tour. The US tour will also include the likes of Metro Station, Cobra Starship, Hey Monday and recent addition 50 Cent. The spring jaunt will kick off in Mesa, AZ on April 3rd.
Signed to Hopeless while still in high school, All Time Low released its Put Up or Shut Up EP in 2006, which quickly lodged itself on the Billboard Charts. Their breakthrough full-length So Wrong It’s Right came out in 2007 launching the hits “Dear Maria (Count Me In)” and “Poppin’”, helping to further cement the band’s standing as pop-punk favorites. With a new album tentatively set for release this summer and continued support from fans and media outlets such as MTV/mtvU, Alternative Press, Jimmy Kimmel Live and to name a few, 2009 looks to be another stellar year for All Time Low.

Upcoming Tour Dates
[w/ Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship, Metro Station, Hey Monday]
4/03/09 Phoenix, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre

[Bamboozle Left Festival]
4/04/09 Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

[w/ Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship, Metro Station, Hey Monday]
4/05/09 Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl at the Palms Hotel & Casino
4/07/09 San Jose, CA – San Jose State University Events Center
4/08/09 Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
4/09/09 Portland, OR – Portland Exposition Center
4/10/09 Seattle, WA – Wamu Theatre at Qwest Field Events Center
4/11/09 Vancouver, BC – UBC Thunderbird Arena
4/13/09 Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Salt Air
4/14/09 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
4/15/09 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
4/17/09 Dallas, TX – Nokia Theatre at Grand Prarie
4/18/09 Houston, TX – Sam Houston Race Park
4/19/09 New Orleans, LA – Uno Lakefront Arena
4/21/09 Miami, FL – Mizner Park Amphitheatre
4/22/09 Orlando, FL – UCF Arena
4/23/09 Atlanta, GA – Gwinnett Center For The Performing Arts
4/24/09 Charlotte, NC – Cricket Arena
4/25/09 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
4/26/09 Troy, NY – RPI Fieldhouse
4/28/09 Lowell, MA – Tsongos Arena
4/29/09 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort Arena
5/01/09 Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s Landing - Festival Pier

[The Bamboozle Festival]
5/02/09 East Rutherford, NJ – Meadowlands Complex
[w/ Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship, Metro Station, Hey Monday]
5/05/09 Toronto, ON – Ricoh Coliseum
5/06/09 Montreal, QC – University of Montreal
5/08/09 Detroit, MI – Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center
5/09/09 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
5/10/09 Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room [w/ Cobra Starship, Forever The Sickest Kids, Every Avenue ONLY]
5/12/09 Cleveland, OH – Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City
5/12/09 Columbus, OH – Promowest Pavilion
5/14/09 Louisville, KY – Club Oasis [w/ Hey Monday ONLY]
5/15/09 Indianapolis, IN – The Lawn at White River State Park
5/16/09 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
5/17/09 Saint Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium

[Japan Tour w/ Set Your Goals]
5/25/09 Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya Club Quattro
5/26/09 Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya Club Quattro
5/28/09 Nagoya, Japan – Nagoya Club Quattro
5/29/09 Osaka, Japan – Shinsaibashi Club Quattro

[Take Action! Tour Australia w/ Set Your Goals]

6/03/09 Wolloongabba, Australia – Princess Theatre
6/04/09 Brisbane, Australia - HiFi
6/05/09 Sydney, Australia – Manning Bar
6/06/09 Richmond, Australia – Corner Hotel (Under 18)
6/06/09 Richmond, Australia – Corner (18+ show)
6/07/09 Hindmarsh, Australia – Governer Hindmarsh

Announce Spring Tour With Forgive Durden, You Me and Everyone We Know!

Phoenix, AZ pop-rock band Anarbor ( has been canvassing the country with Cute Is What We Aim For, Breathe Carolina, Meg & Dia and Every Avenue, as part of the 2009 Sub City Take Action Tour, Presented by FYE, and as this year’s trek winds down April 1 in Cincinnati, OH the boys will begin readying themselves for a performance at Bamboozle Left in Anaheim, CA on April 4th. Starting on April 26, the band will play 4 east coast dates with label mates The Dangerous Summer, after which they will embark on a month long tour with Forgive Durden and You Me and Everyone We Know (see dates below).
Anarbor released their debut Hopeless Records EP, Free Your Mind on March 10. The EP was produced by Mike Green (Paramore, Good Charlotte) in Los Angeles, CA.

“Pop-rock songs that burrow into your brain and stick there for hours afterwards… takes catchy hooks and knits them together into a melodic feast of music.”


“…they have come up with a very fresh and catchy soulful pop/rock set that, in my opinion, blew the headliners out of the water! Lead vocalist Slade has a big voice and delivers a respectable live show that rivals that of some big name acts like The All-American Rejects and Fall Out Boy…”
- Redefine Magazine

“…fuse together pop rock and pop punk seamlessly…”
- Rockfreaks

Anarbor Tour Dates *new date
Anarbor Tour Update
*New Date
[Take Action! Tour w/ Cute Is What We Aim For, Breathe Carolina, Meg & Dia, Every Avenue]
3/25/09 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
3/26/09 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground [NON-TAKE ACTION TOUR DATE w/ Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue ONLY]
3/27/09 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
3/28/09 Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Club
3/30/09 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
3/31/09 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
4/01/09 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
[Bamboozle Left]
*4/04/09 Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
[w/ The Dangerous Summer]
4/26/09 Newark, NJ – New Jersey Institute of Technology [w/ The Color Fred]
4/27/09 Rockville Center, NY – Vibe Lounge
4/28/09 New York, NY – NYUrocian
5/02/09 Sterling, VA – Sterling Community Center
[w/ Forgive Durden, You Me and Everyone We Know]
*5/05/09 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
*5/06/09 Boston, MA – CafĂ© 939 at Berklee
*5/07/09 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
*5/08/09 Buffalo, NY – Xtreme Wheels
*5/09/09 Grand Rapids, MI – The Mixtape
*5/10/09 Madison, WI – The Loft
*5/12/09 Howell, MI – Howell Opera House
*5/13/09 Akron, OH – Musica
*5/14/09 Orland Park, IL – Mojoes
*5/15/09 Evansville, IN – Boney Junes
*5/16/09 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
*5/17/09 Claremore, OK – King of Clubs
*5/19/09 Houston, TX – Java Jazz
*5/20/09 Austin, TX – Emo’s Alternative Lounge
*5/21/09 San Antonio, TX – Rock Bottom Bar
*5/22/09 Dallas, TX – The Max
*5/23/09 McAllen, TX – McAllen Creative Incubator
*5/24/09 Waco, TX – Art Ambush
*5/26/09 Tempe, AZ – Modified Arts
*5/28/09 Victorville, CA – Club Karma
*5/29/09 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
*5/30/09 San Diego, CA – The Epicentre
*5/31/09 Los Angeles, CA – Knitting Factory (Front Bar)
*6/02/09 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
*6/04/09 Portland, OR – Satryicon
*6/05/09 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey

Take Action Tour/ team up to make a difference... check this out it's a really great idea, and if you're in the area please stop by!

In an effort to make a difference throughout the Take Action Tour, Take Action along with have organized a series of charity events that will allow both bands and fans to participate along the tour. The final charity event of this years’ tour will take place on Wednesday, March 25th from 10am-2pm at the Food Bank of the Rockies. Bands will be in attendance to collect, pack and distribute food packages for those in need. Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable canned goods and to help alongside Cute Is What We Aim For, Breathe Carolina, Meg & Dia, Every Avenue and Anarbor boxing up food to distribute.
Where: Food Bank of the Rockies
10700 E. 45th Avenue, Denver, CO 80239
When: 10am- 2pm
RSVP: email with your name, and how many additional volunteers you'll be bringing with you

Find more info about Food Bank of the Rockies


The Urgency, fresh from a pair of breakout performances at SXSW, is preparing the release of its self-titled debut on Mercury/Militia Records April 21. That same day the band will launch a brief tour with 311 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
A stop at Bamboozle on May 3 and an overseas tour with the UK’s The Blackout, Hollywood Undead, and Silverstein will follow.

Influenced by post-hardcore bands such as At the Drive-in, and Glassjaw, The Urgency mixes in a more seductive pop groove to their sound. A collective by way of Brooklyn meets Burlington, Virginia, the diverse songs on The Urgency’s debut remain consistently powerful and intensely memorable. “Fingertips,” the record’s opening track as well as the band’s first single, is a steamy, sexually-charged rocker about seduction. Elsewhere, the group weaves in elements of punk (“Crimes,” which starts soft and explodes into a speedy chorus), Police-style rock (“Stop”), and contemplative pop (“Memories”), and even ventures into the ethereal, as the dreamy, muffled “Lullaby” gently winds down the album.
Teaming up with producer David Bendeth (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, Bruce Hornsby) before ever signing a record deal, the band, managed by Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken of SRP management (who discovered Rihanna), eventually signed to Island subsidiary, Mercury Records. Their self-titled debut will be in stores on April 21 via Mercury/Militia Records.
Be on the lookout for The Urgency when they hit the road.
April 21 - Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium (CD in stores)
April 22 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
April 23 - Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
May 3 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Bamboozle

THE URGENCY TOUR DATES WITH The Blackout, Hollywood Undead, and Silverstein
May 15 – Dublin @ Academy
May 17 – Cardiff, Wales @ Solus
May 18 – Yeovil @ Westland Leisure Complex
May 20 – Manchester @ TBA
May 21 – Norwich @ Waterfront
May 22 – Wolverhampton @ Wulfrun Hall
May 24 – Leeds @ Slam Dunk Festival
May 25 – Glasgow @ QMU
May 27 – Newcastle @ Universtiy
May 28 – Liverpool @ Academy
May 29 – London @ TBA

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Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday March 24th, 2009:

16 Frames - Where It Ends
1990's - Kicks
Astrobase Go! - Venture Bros. Season 3
Beep Beep - Enchanted Islands
Blue October - Approaching Normal
Condo Fucks - Fuckbook
Miley Cyrus - Hannah Montana: The Movie
The Decemberists - Hazards of Love
Peter Doherty - Grace/Wastelands
Fever Ray (Side project from the Knife's Karin Dreijer-Andersson) - S/T
Fireworks - All I Have To Offer Is My Own Confusion
The Higher - It's Only Natural
Keri Hilson - In A Perfect World
Indigo Girls - Poseidon and the Bitter Bug
Kaskade - The Grand
Little Brazil - Son
Chuck Loeb - Between 2 Worlds
Mastodon - Crack the Skye
Wynton Marsalis - He and She
Martina McBride - Shine
MxPx - On The Cover II
O+S - S/T
Obits - I Blame You
Papa Roach - Metamorphasis
Pulley - Time Insensitive Material
The Queers - Alive In Hollyweird
Royksopp - Junior
These Green Eyes - Relapse To Recovery
Vanna - A New Hope

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday March 17th, 2009:

An Horse - Rearrange Beds
Les Claypool - Of Fungi and Foe
Coheed and Cambria - Neverender: The Children Of The Fence [Box Set]
Ace Enders & A Million Different People - When I Hit The Ground
Marianne Faithfull - Easy Come Easy Go 18 Songs For Music Lovers
Groove Armada - EP
Jupiter Rising - The Quiet Hype
Kylesa - Static Tensions
The One Thought Moment - Deaf In The Dead Zone
Pet Shop Boys - Love Etc. The Remixes
Ray J - For The Love Of Ray J
The Script - S/T
Static X - Cult of Static
The Strange Boys - Industry Giants
Sum 41 - All The Good Shit
This Providence - Who Are You Now?
Ultimate Power Duo - New Normal
Wavves - S/T

Hopeless Records Band Anarbor Premiere “The Brightest Green” Video Exclusively on Buzznet

Phoenix, AZ pop-rock band Anarbor have released their new video for The Brightest Green, exclusively on Anarbor’s upcoming seven-track EP, Free Your Mind is set to release today.

Check Out The Brightest Green Video

Order Anarbor’s New EP, Free Your Mind

Free Your Mind extends beyond the cut-and-paste albums being churned out, instead infusing dynamic guitars behind the soul-shaking howls and relatable melodies from frontman Slade Echeverria. Crafted in Los Angeles by producer Mike Green (Paramore, Good Charlotte) over a four-week span in Los Angeles, Free Your Mind's formation came from a desire to break out from the "fad band" chokehold and delve into what was real.

Anarbor is currently on the 2009 Sub City Take Action Tour, Presented by FYE. The 2009 lineup features headliner Cute Is What We Aim For, along with Breathe Carolina, Meg & Dia, and Every Avenue. The annual nationwide charity tour, now in its eighth year, raises funds and awareness for youth involvement in charitable action.


Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday March 10th, 2009:

Bishop Allen - Grrr...
Anarbor - Free Your Mind EP
Attack In Black - Years By One Thousand Fingertips
Austin Lucas - Somebody Loves You
Corbin Bleu - Speed of Light
Luka Bloom - Eleven Songs
Case - The Rose Experience
Kelly Clarkson - All I Ever Wanted
Cursive - Mama, I'm Swollen
Dope - No Regrets
The Dream - Love Vs Money
MxPx - On The Cover II
New Found Glory - Not Without a Fight
Number Twelve Looks Like You - Worse Than Alone
Oh No Not Stereo - 003
Propagandhi - Supporting Caste
Razorlight - Slipway Fires
Rippingtons - Modern Art
Riverboat Gamblers - Underneath the Owl
Roxy Epoxy and The Rebound - Band Aids on Bullet Holes
Shotgun Jimmie - Still Jimmie
Thrice - The Alchemy Index (Vinyl Box Set)
Trophy Scars - Bad Luck
Various - Punk Goes Pop 2
Various - Covered: A Revolution in Sound


February 26, 2009 – Hopeless Records, in connection with their non-profit organization Sub City is pleased to partner with, the national not-for-profit organization to offer $1,000 Take Action grants to young people who want to make a difference in their communities.

The Take Action Grants, empowered by f.y.e., MySpace and Hopeless/Sub City Records, will focus on Music Education or any other cause young people are passionate about.

The Grants include:
· Music Education: $1,000 grant for projects that Do Something about Music Education, empowered by f.y.e.
· General: $1,000 grant for projects that Do Something about any cause that young people are passionate about, empowered by MySpace Music and MySpace IMPACT
· General: $1,000 grant for projects that Do Something about any cause that young people are passionate about, empowered by Hopeless/Sub City Records

Check out the grants here!

Charity partner Do Something is a place where young people are given the opportunity to help change the world. Instead of telling young people what cause they should get involved with, Do Something asks them "What's your something?" and then gives them the information, resources, and grant-money to make change around the causes they are passionate about.

To apply for a Take Action! Grant, young people can visit and upload their community change projects or ideas. The grants will be open to young people, 25 and under, across the US and Canada. Each grant application will be rigorously reviewed by Do Something as well as the sponsors, grant winners will be announced in April. Do Something has issued over $1.6 million in grant money since it’s inception to young people who are making change in communities across the globe.

The 2009 Sub City Take Action! Tour presented by f.y.e., kicked off this February, and features headliner Cute Is What We Aim For, along with Breathe Carolina, Meg & Dia, Every Avenue, and Anarbor.

The charitable tour coincides with the annual Take Action benefit compilation. The CD/DVD compilation is now available on tour and includes unreleased tracks from Meg & Dia, The Spill Canvas, and Four Year Strong, as well as unreleased videos from Rise Against and All Time Low. 5% of the suggested retail price for each Take Action! Volume 8 unit sold is donated to

To date, Sub City- a registered 501c3 organization, has raised over $1.5 million for various charitable organizations; much of that a result of Take Action. Proving to music fans that yes, we can help bring forth change, making a difference can be as fun and easy as buying a concert ticket or a CD/DVD.

For more information See,, and

Feb 23 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Feb 24 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Feb 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb 27 - North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Feb 28 - St Petersburg, FL @ The State Theater
Mar 1 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar 2 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Mar 4 – Pensacola, FL @ American Legion
Mar 5 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Mar 6 - San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
Mar 7 – Austin, TX @ Emo's
Mar 8 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Mar 10 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Mar 11 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Mar 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Mar 14 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Mar 15 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Mar 16 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Mar 18- Sparks, NV @ The New Oasis
Mar 19 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Mar 21- Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Mar 22- Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Mar 23- Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Mar 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
Mar 25 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Mar 27- St Paul, MN @ Station 4
Mar 28- Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club (The Rave)
Mar 30- Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Mar 31- Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Apr 1- Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

Take Action would like to thank the generous sponsors who help the tour make a difference: f.y.e., MySpace Music, MySpace Impact, Alternative Press,,, Live Nation, House of Blues, Guitar Center, Epiphone, Hopeless Records, Fueled By Ramen Records, Warner Brothers Records, Rise Records, and Fearless Records.

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THE BIGGER LIGHTS Doghouse Records Debut Full Length "Fiction Fever" Available On iTunes Now and In Stores April 7!!!!

Fairfax, Virgina’s THE BIGGER LIGHTS Doghouse Records Debut Full-Length Fiction Fever In Stores April 7!!!!

Catch Them On The “Let’s Get Happy Tour” Presented By Hot Topic Through March 18th

After years of being in bands lacking direction and momentum, singer Topher Talley was in the market for something special. In July 2007, he met future bandmates J.K. Royston (guitar/vocals) and Dan Mineart (bass/vocals) at a local show. The three found they shared similar musical tastes, aspirations, and the desire to be a part of something more serious than their current projects. The band christened themselves The Bigger Lights (taken from Shakespeare's "The Tempest"), posted three demos online, and let the music do the rest.

"We launched the page and were almost immediately holding our own with the biggest bands in our scene," J.K. recalls. "That was when we started to think we might have stumbled onto exactly what we'd all been looking for."

With an infectiously energetic sound that draws equal comparison to pop and arena rock, The Bigger Lights have made significant strides in the last year. Their self-produced EP Third Act Stories was released to rave review by fans and industry alike in November of 2007. The group then signed with indie powerhouse Doghouse Records (The All-American Rejects, Say Anything) in the summer of 2008, less than one year after forming.

Currently on the road with NeverShoutNever! on the Let’s Get Happy Tour, The Bigger Lights are playing acoustic on this particular trek. With upcoming tour dates all across the country, the future is bright for The Bigger Lights.

The Bigger Lights’ Fiction Fever is available now on iTunes and in retail stores April 7th.

The Bigger Lights “Let’s Get Happy Tour” with Nevershoutnever, The Scene Aesthetic and The Honorary Title


Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday March 3rd, 2009:

Beast - S/T
The Bitter Tears - Jam Tarts in the Jake
Buried Inside - Spoils of Failure
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
Coheed and Cambria - Neverender: The Children of the Fence (Box Set)
Drag the River - Bad at Breaking Up
Grandmaster Flash - The Bridge: A Concept of a Culture
The Low Frequency in Stereo - Futuro
Mansions - New Best Friends
Nashville Pussy - From Hell to Texas
No Bragging Rights - The Consequence of Dreams
Revolting Cocks - Sex-O Olympic-O
Say Hi - Oohs and Aahs
Jon Snodgrass - Visitor's Band
Soundtrack of our Lives - Communion
U2 - No Line on the Horizon