Vans at SXSW

As SXSW approaches, we are stoked to announce the bands playing our showcase! Amanda Rae and Nikki S. (with a little help from me) tell you who’s playing and the details of the event. We can’t wait to get down there and see you guys!

Not only that, but we’ve also teamed up with Alternative Press once again for their totally free, totally all-age showcase. We are proud to announce the bands who are playing our stage during that event, too:

the Almost
Balance and Composure
Touche Amore
Middle Class Rut


See you in Austin!

Black Tide Accounce New Album


Black Tide have packed up their bags and gear and began their 8-10 week stay in New York to record a new album. With producer GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Gallows) and Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God), I think you can expect a most excellent sounding release in late 2010. According to bassist Zakk, they have an astounding 37 or 38 songs they are ready to record. Maybe we can hope for a double disc?

Also while in NY, the guys are taking this Sunday night to perform for you on the radio show “Anything, Anything.” The acoustic performance and interview will stream online at 9pm EST.

Check out Zakk’s farewell message before heading off to the city: