The Buzz | Independent Music News •  Events •  Interviews • Resources
Content tagged with Warped Tour

Introducing Independent Band Ionia from New York

IoniaIonia the dynamic 5-piece melodic rock band from New York is preparing to release their debut full length Moral Hazard on April 20, 2010. Ionia has toured throughout the North and Mid East United States, as well as internationally through self-promoted and nationally promoted tours. Ionia has been gaining national attention and a burgeoning fan base thanks to powerful moving lyrics as well as catchy melodic hard-rock/metal-pop and a stage show full of physical high-jinks.

Thanks to their loyal and dedicated fan base, they’ve won national contests such as the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, Warped Tour contest and the Famecast Taste of Chaos Tour. As their fan base begins to exponentially grow, they’ve been invited to open for major label bands such as: Cancer Bats, Four Year Strong, Bring me the Horizon, Pierce the Veil, Thursday, Buck Cherry, Kill Hannah, Alice in Chains, A Wilhelm Scream and Underoath. They have also played such major festivals and Tours such as Locobazooka, Dewey Beach, Music -Conference 09, CMJ 2009 and the Kevin Says Stage during Warped Tour 2009.

To Write Love On Her Arms Collaborates With Forever The Sickest Kids

twlohashirtTo Write Love On Her Arms and Forever The Sickest Kids have been building a relationship for awhile, so this recent collaboration is really exciting for both parties. The t-shirts are available on the TWLOHA Web site and will be coming to the Warped Tour this week.

“I lost one of my closest friends to suicide in sixth grade,” said Jonathan Cook of FTSK. “When I heard about what TWLOHA does for prevention I wanted to do what we could to help support their actions.

“This shirt hopefully will open up more of our fans to the cause.”

For their third Warped, TWLOHA will be doubling their presence in the Take Action! Non-Profit Area. With two tents instead of one, TWLOHA aims to focus more on introducing their message of hope, help and community.

To Write Love on Her Arms Responds To MTV Real World Self Injury Episode

twlohaThe Real World: Cancun and its After Show took a serious turn when Ayiiia’s cutting problem was revealed to the roommates, as well as to viewers at home. Since the episode aired, MTV and TWLOHA both received a lot of questions and comments.  MTV gave To Write Love on Her Arms, the platform to discuss these issues. Check the site out here.

For their third Warped, TWLOHA will be doubling their presence in the Take Action! Non-Profit Area. With two tents instead of one, TWLOHA aims to focus more on introducing their message of hope, help and community.

They will be showing PSA’s and other videos that highlight their surprising journey. There will also be computers with internet access so that people can check out twloha.com or sign up to support TWLOHA via SocialVibe.com. But more than anything, the goal is conversation:

A Clear Blurr Wins Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands, Gain Warped Tour Spot

warpedtour09A Clear Blurr has done it again! These NJ teens have won the Ernie Ball Battle Of the Bands garnering them a spot on Vans Warped Tour.   A Clear Blurr just played on the Scranton, PA stop on July 15th to over 300 fans and cannot wait for this weekend to do it again in their home state. 

 The band will be performing tracks off their upcoming release, Trigonometry, out September 29th, 2009.  The band chose to work with John Collura (former guitarist for The Atari’s) who produced the record at Silent Owl Studios in Orange County, NY. 
 
A Clear Blurr is a pop punk band with monstrous energy and belting harmonies who have a reputation for crafting infectious melodies and a performance that significantly surpasses their age.

To Write Love on Her Arms Announce Warped Tour Dates

twlohaTo Write Love on Her Arms has plenty of reason to be excited for Warped Tour this summer. For their third Warped, TWLOHA will be doubling their presence in the Take Action! Non-Profit Area. With two tents instead of one, TWLOHA aims to focus more on introducing their message of hope, help and community.

They will be showing PSA’s and other videos that highlight their surprising journey. There will also be computers with internet access so that people can check out twloha.com or sign up to support TWLOHA via SocialVibe.com. But more than anything, the goal is conversation:

“We love Warped because it’s music and people. We believe that music is powerful, that it has the unique ability to bring people together, to remind us we’re alive, to remind us it’s okay to ask questions. With that, we think Warped is the perfect place to connect with people. We’ve learned that when it comes to issues such as depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide – these are things that millions of people live with but very few talk about. We want people to know that it’s okay to talk about these things, that maybe hope and help begin when we start to let other people in.” – TWLOHA founder Jamie Tworkowski

WarpedTour.com Starts Scott Russo/Unwritten Law Charity Auction

russocharAs many of you know, in February, Scott Russo, of the band Unwritten Law lost all of his personal belongings in a devastating house fire. As part of the Vans Warped Tour family, we need each one of you to band together and help the Russo family get back on their feet. Starting today, we will be holding a Unite the United eBay auction with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Scott Russo Family Foundation.

With the help of many generous bands, there are many wonderful items up for bid in all price ranges, including:A custom autographed guitar from Miles Doughty of Slightly StoopidAutographed drumheads from Bad Religion, The Vandals, Royal Crown Review, Strung Out and Papa RoachAutographed posters and CDsA pair of Warped Tour VIP passes.

BID HERE

www.myspace.com/unwrittenlaw