Top Music the first half of 2014

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Top 10 Albums – First half of 2014:

1. Rational Anthem: Emotinally Unavaiable
2. BraceFace: BraceFace
3. Candy Hearts: All The Ways You Let Me Down
4. Now People: Love, Sex, Death & the Weather
5. Zero Boys: Monkey
6. Caffiends: S/T
7. Unwelcome Guests: Wavering
8. Johnny Cash: Out Among The Stars
9. Exmortus: Slave to the Sword
10. Banner Pilot: Souvenir
Top 10 EPs – First half of 2014:

1. The Turkletons: Fur Frontal
2. Neighborhood Brats: Total Dementia
3. Beach Slang: Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken?
4. Unfun: Shores of Lake Erie
5. The Sci-Fi Nightmares: Hold On To Your Heart
6. Maiden Mars: Goth Through This EP
7. Invitational: Composite
8. Night Birds: Monster Surf
9. Clint Maul: Sow EP
10. Iron Reagan: Spoiled Identity ep

Best split (hasn’t been many yet) – First half of 2014:

1. Trashkanistan/The Quarantines

Top 5 Demos – First half of 2014:

1. Lucifer’s Hammer: Night Sacrifice (Demo MMXIII)
2. The Rushmore Inciodent: Demo 2014
3. Earth Girls: Demo 2014
4. SLEEVES: Sex is Stupid
5. Fucko: Demo

Tours Dates: Frank Turner, Candy Hearts, Wringer, Night Birds, Rational Anthem

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Frank Turner
MAY 27 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
MAY 30 Bijou Theatre Knoxville, TN
JUNE 01 New Brookland Tavern Columbia, SC
JUNE 02 The Music Farm Charleston, SC
JUNE 04 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Candy Hearts
March 28 Greensboro, NC Greene Street Club
March 29 Vienna, VA Jammin’ Java
March 30 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
April 1 Hamden, CT The Space
April 2 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
April 3 New York, NY Highland Ballroom
April 4 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
April 5 Haverhill, MA Anchors Up

Wringer
April 17th Bowling Green, OH
April 18th Lansing, MI
April 19th Chicago, IL
April 20th Eau Claire, WI
April 21st Minneapolis, MN
April 22nd Iowa City, IA
April 23rd Champaign, IL

Night Birds
Wed. May 21st
Sacramento, CA
@ The Blue Lamp
(1400Alhambra Blvd)
w/… THE BRIEFS, BOATS, SHOVE IT
8pm / $10 Presale at bluelampsacramento.com / $12 @ the door
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1375614296047024/
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Thu. May 22nd
San Francisco, CA
@ Fat Warehouse (EARLY SHOW)
(2196 Palou Ave)
DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED

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Thu. May 22nd
San Francisco, CA
@ Thee Parkside
(1600 17th Ave)
w/… THE BRIEFS, WESTERN ADDICTION, RULETA RUSA
9PM / $13
TICKETS: http://holdmyticket.com/event/167019
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404673173128147/
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Fri. May 23rd
Santa Ana, CA
@ The Observatory
(3503 S. Harbor Ave)
w/… THE ADICTS, LEFTOVER CRACK
TICKETS: http://www.observatoryoc.com/
7PM / $25
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Sat. May 24th
Las Vegas, NV
@ Country Saloon
w/… ALL, THE BRIEFS, TOY GUITAR
(SOLD OUT)
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Sun. May 25th
Los Angeles, CA
@ E7th
w/… NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS, ROUGH KIDS, CATHOLIC SPIT, STOIC VIOLENCE
7PM / $8
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/728642753834991/

Rational Anthem

https://www.facebook.com/events/592718044152662/?ref=22

Alright punkers, here are the tentative dates of our summer tour. If you wanna help us out and book one of these you can hit us up on the ol Facebook or Rational_anthem@hotmail.com.
June
15 Iowa City IA
16 Chicago IL
17 Ft. Wayne IN
18 Columbus OH
19 Cleveland OH
20 Rochester NY
21 Boston MA
22 NYC
23 NYC
24 New Brunswick NJ
25 Atlantic City NJ
26 Philadelphia PA
27Baltimore MD
28 Richmond VA
29 Huntington WV
30 Cincinnati OH
July 
1 Indianapolis IN
2 Dekalb IL
3 Madison WI
4 Cedar Falls IA
5 Kansas City MO
6 Denver CO
7 Green River WY
8 Boise ID
9 Seattle WA
10 Olympia WA
11 Portland OR
12 OFF
13 San Francisco CA
14 Oakland CA
15 Los Angeles CA
16 San Pedro CA
17 Riverside CA
18 San Diego CA
19 Pomona Ca @ VLHS
20 Phoenix AZ
21 Flag Staff AZ
22 Albuquerque NM
23 Las Cruces NM
24 OFF
25 San Antonio TX
26 Austin TX
27 Denton TX
28 Dallas TX
29 Huston TX
30 New Orleans LA
31 Tallahassee FL
August 
1 Atlanta GA
2 Chattanooga TN
3 Nashville TN
4 Carbondale IL
5 St. Louis MO
6 Iowa City IA

Candy Hearts Tour Dates

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2/21 The Church, Philadelphia, PA
2/22 Lost Horizon, Syracuse, NY
2/23 Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto, ON
2/24 PACA Concert Hall, Erie, PA 
2/25 Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, OH
2/26 Altar Bar, Pittsburgh, PA
2/27 The Pike Room, Pontiac, MI
2/28 Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
3/1 The Rave, Milwaukee, WI
3/2 The Garage, Burnsville, MN
3/3 Vaudville Mews, Des Moines, IA
3/4 Granada Theatre, Lawrence, KS
3/5 Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO
3/6 Club Sound, Salt Lake City, UT
3/8 El Corazon, Seattle, WA
3/9 Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR
3/11 Assembly, Sacramento, CA
3/12 Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA
3/14 Chain Reaction, Anaheim, CA
3/15 Soma Sidestage, San Diego, CA
3/16 Pub Rock Live, Scottsdale, AZ
3/18 White Rabbit, San Antonio ,TX
3/19 House of Blues, Dallas, TX
3/20 Fitzgerald’s Downstairs, Houston, TX
3/22 Jack Rabbits, Jackonsville, FL
3/23 The Social, Orlando, FL
3/25 The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
3/26 Rocketown, Nashville, TN
3/28 Greene Street Club, Greensboro, NC
3/29 Jammin’ Java, Vienna, VA
3/30 Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA
4/1 The Space, Hamden, CT
4/2 Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
4/3 The Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY
4/4 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
4/5 Anchors Up, Haverhill, MA

REVIEW: Candy Hearts: Miles & Interstates

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CoverCandy Hearts went big time and have joined Bridge Nine Records, for some reason B9 seems to be signing a number of pop punk bands recently, at least they’ve got some good taste. Miles & Interstates isn’t only a Bridge Nine endeavor though; Violently Happy Records also has a hand in this one. None of that should influence your decision to buy the record though; all that really matters is if you like the Candy Hearts. I’d be a little confused if your answer to that was no because they’ve got it all going, catchy great songs that you can listen to a thousand times and not get sick of them. Miles & Interstates is another example of that especially since this has the same song twice (basically). First we’ve got ‘Miles & Interstates’ you’re standard incredible catchy Candy Hearts song, it’s really fucking good guys. Then we get the acoustic version of ‘Miles & Interstates’ it’s also a really great version but after hearing the full band version it really sounds like it’s missing something. Still, it seems like all Candy Hearts songs would translate to acoustic very well and this is just an example of that. Finally closing out the short EP the band covers a Descendents song ‘Nothing With You’, the Descendents cover was a bit of a shock; honestly I expected it to be way better. It’s (mostly) acoustic and it’s pretty good but I was expecting some greatness, still it came out alright. Overall the Miles & Interstates EP is pretty good, personally I’d recommend listening to it backwards (B side first) because the normal version of Miles and Interstates is the best song by far on here but all of it is pretty solid.

1. Miles and Interstates
2. Miles and Interstates (Acoustic)
3. Nothing With You (Descendents Cover)

Get it from Candy Hearts HERE

Get it from Bridge Nine Records HERE

Tour Dates: Candy Hearts

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9.27 – East Coast Tsunami Fest – Reading, PA

10.22 – New Brunswick, NJ @ The Court Tavern (w/ The Swellers)

10.25 – NYC @ The Studio at Webster (w/ The Swellers)

10.27 – Tobeyfest (Virginia Beach, VA) w/ Menzingers, Daylight & More

10.28 – Asheville, NC @ The Odditorium – w/ The Fake Boys, Old Flings

10.29 – Orlando, FLA @ Will’s Pub

10.30 – Pembroke Pines, FLA @ The Talent Farm w/ The Swellers

10.31-11.3 – Gainseville, FLA – FEST 12  (We play at 4:30pm @ 8 Seconds on Nov. 3!)

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