In Photos: Ani Difranco at The Voodoo Experience

Ani Difranco
The Voodoo Experience
New Orleans

Ani Difranco Voodoo Experience New Orleans

Ani Difranco helped kick off the 2011 Voodoo Experience down in New Orleans. Check out our recap of Day One of the Voodoo Experience, The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly! The wrap-up includes photos from Soundgarden’s set as well as links to Fitz and the Tantrums and My Chemical Romance.

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For more reviews and concert photos check out The First 3 Songs!

In Photos: My Chemical Romance at The Voodoo Experience

My Chemical Romance
The Voodoo Experience
New Orleans

UPDATE: More photos from My Chemical Romance’s set have been added!
My Chemical Romance Voodoo New Orleans 2011

My Chemical Romance helped kick off the first day of The Voodoo Experience 2011 down in New Orleans yesterday. We have your photos from the MCR set and more are on their way!

Check out the wrap-up of Day One: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly, which includes photos from Soundgarden’s set and a link to photos from Fitz and the Tantrums.

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Head over to Concert Capture for more reviews and concert photo galleries!

My Chemical Romance = Bleeding Ears

My Chemical Romance
The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
All photos by Paul Weber

My Chemical Romance is:
Gerard Way
Mikey Way
Ray Toro
Frank Iero

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Last night My Chemical Romance’s roadshow hit Milwaukee’s The Rave. The guys are out to support their latest release, Danger Days: The True Lives of The Fabulous Killjoys. I have never seen My Chemical Romance live before and now I know why.  By the time I arrived at 7:30pm, the ballroom was already packed with teenage girls in their black tees and white mini jean shorts.  From the old fogey in the room, which would be me, it was pretty cool to see some of the parents there with their kids.   Embarrassing as all hell for the kids, but it’s great to see parents giving a care about what their kids are up to and listening to.

I really didn’t pay any mind to the openers, The Architects.   The band that had my attention, at least for one song, was Neon Trees.  Both of the opener’s  sets were short and My Chemical Romance hit the stage at the early time of 9:10pm.

Not going to lie, this concert was the loudest one I’ve been to in awhile and that’s saying a lot since the Avalanche Tour was not long ago.  MCR had their front rack amped so high that most of the time the music was distorting. Yet, no one really noticed because all the girls were screeching so loudly.  Even with my earplugs in, it hurt.  I actually saw girls around me covering their ears at times because of how loud it was.  Note to My Chemical Romance: Turn your shit down!

This is more of a warning than a review because I really think everyone should know to go to future MCR shows prepared.

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Sum 41’s Screaming Bloody Murder

Sum 41
Screaming Bloody Murder

Sum 41 Screaming Bloody Murder

I must say when I heard Sum 41 had a new album coming out I was shocked. To be honest I didn’t even think they were still around anymore. Growing up during the time of pop-punk being in its prime I’m always delighted to reminisce of Sum 41’s All Kill No Filler but any album after that I lost interest. I didn’t get it when they went all metal on us. And Screaming Bloody Murder is much different than anything I have ever heard from the trio.

Screaming Bloody Murder’s first track “Reason To Believe” is a mixture of metal & pop-punk. I know that may sound sort of odd but it actually really works well together. “Screaming Bloody Murder” has beautiful piano & vocals in the begining before the rocking out begins. This one is definitely my favorite! I can picture myself singing along to this at their show. “All Comes To An End” Deryck Whibley resembles the voice of Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance, it’s kinda strange but works for me! “Time For You To Go” has a very poppy and has pumped drumbeats. “Jessica Kills” reminds me of the old school Sum 41 with the fast guitar riffs and screaming vocals. [Read more…]


Special Edition Box Set Includes New Album, Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, Plus Exclusive EP, Collectible Ray Guns, 48-Page “Art Is The Weapon” Booklet, And More

photo credit: Neil Krug

My Chemical Romance will release Danger Days: “California 2019 Edition” — a box set available only through the band’s official website, The special edition box set will be delivered on November 22nd, the day the band’s fourth album, Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, is released by Reprise Records. Beginning today, fans will be able to pre-order the digital version the album exclusively on the iTunes Store.
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Burbank, CA – — My Chemical Romance revealsl the cover art for their upcoming new album, Danger Days: The True Lives of The Fabulous Killjoys on their official website, The album will be released by Reprise Records on November 22nd, 2010.


Burbank, CA – “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na),” the new single from Reprise Records’ My Chemical Romance, is the most added track at Alternative Radio this week according to both Mediabase and BDS. Now available from all digital retailers, “Na Na Na” is also currently No. 1 on iTunes’ Alternative Songs chart. [Read more…]

That’s Right! It’s Back!

“For round two, the comp seems to have evolved from a collection of covers of guilty pleasures to an unabashed celebration of pop, probably since nobody should ever feel ashamed for liking something..” Pitchfork (11.19.08)

The second installment of 07’s sing-a-long darling, Guilt By Association, with yet another volume of pop music gems sung by your favorite indie artists. Guilt By Association Vol 2 is brings together your most beloved underground bands with your Top 40 Radio hits of the 80’s, 90’s and today. The series is more “elegy than irony and offers a primer on how to cover songs successfully”. (Harp, 07)

Guilt By Association Vol 2 looks and plays like a cassette tape that you might have made for a friend or, lets face it, your cutie crush in high school with love notes and all. Vol 2 features Robbers On High Street doing New Edition, Matt Pond PA covering My Chemical Romance, Takka Takka tackling Phil Collins, Cassettes Won’t Listen covering INXS.

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Powerspace Powers Up and Over June

Powerspace / June
Metro – Chicago, IL

Album Cover

Oh Powerspace, how I love thee. Good times were had by all at the Metro on Saturday night. Granted, the venue was barely half full, so I am talking about 500 or less people here! It was a sad night though – June’s Farewell show. The Chicago band has officially broken up. You can make your own assumptions why they called it quits, but keep in mind that they are (were) signed to good old Victory Records. Even though Victory is the largest independent rock label in the world, they have quite the track record of bands that break up while under the Victory recording contract. That’s all I’m saying.

Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records band Powerspace, also hometown heroes from Chicago, opened for June’s last show and pretty much stole it from the headliners – right out from under their feet. Now that Powerspace has the major label deal, they are much more popular than June. I felt somewhat bad for June because so many fans left after Powerspace’s set and didn’t stay to watch June’s last show performing together as a band. It should have been the other way around really – June opening up for Powerspace. But honestly, it happens all the time. Take My Chemical Romance and The Used. MCR used to open for The Used, and now it is the other way around. They are both on Warner Brothers Records, but MCR has stepped up their songwriting skills and gathered more new fans and now are HUGE! Don’t get me wrong, My Chem totally deserves their success.

I will be honest with you. I was at the show on Saturday night for Powerspace and not so much for June. I just like the former band’s songs better. They are catchy, I can’t help it. AND THEY PLAYED MY FAVORITE SONG – Sleep, Everyone – which completely made my night. I was hoping PS would play that one track off their new album and they did. It was great. If you went to the show, let me know who you were there for: Powerspace or June?? We need to take a poll….