Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Take Action Tour 09 Review of Bands + Contest


Take Action Tour-A Review of the Bands

The Take Action Tour has been over for a little while now and the only reason I'm not freaking out about being so late is because I was at the last show...so I can't promote this years' tour, only the bands and the idea of the tour so you can go next year or see the bands at some other point this coming summer and fall. Believe me, they are all worth it in some regard!

Anarbor: Gave a great performance, awesome band to kick start the show. Music was good. My new “I must have their album” band. Seriously, I really do need to look into buying their music. I would have that night if I had more money.
http://www.myspace.com/anarbor

Breathe Carolina: Their show gave off the vibe of a club with the lasers and lights. Exciting to watch, give a fun show. I wasn't a huge fan of them, but if you do like their music or are just looking to have a really good time...they are a good choice. I enjoyed their set a lot!
http://www.myspace.com/breathecarolina

Every Avenue: A bit more mellow than Breathe Carolina but they were a band that I'd enjoyed listening too online, so I'd say give them a listen. If you like pop/rock, you might enjoy them.

http://www.myspace.com/everyavenue

Meg & Dia: Meg&Dia: Amazing vocals. Stand out performance was for “Halloween” about a friend who passed away in a drunk driving accident. The song is available on the Take Action Tour compilation. Emotional, raw performance that really drew the crowd in.

Cute is What We Aim For: I'd seen CWWAF before, but I'd never seen their whole set. I must say, it was fun. I have to keep in mind that this was the last show of the tour (if you ever get to see one of those, go!) and all bets are pretty much off. The vocals and performance in genenral were still good but the band just had fun. I guess this is the group most of you might recognize so if you like them, seeing them live should be a good time. If you don't know them, definitely listen to the song "Fourth Drink Instinct" which is a favorite of mine and one they sang! I was super happy!

http://www.myspace.com/cuteiswhatweaimfor

Take Action Tour: Taken from their website, "The recently wrapped, eighth annual 2009 Take Action! Tour came to a culmination after two months and 40 shows, with one last hurrah in Cincinnati, OH on April 1, 2009. The nationwide charity tour raises funds and awareness for youth involvement in charitable action, and for the second straight year Take Action has chosen not-for-profit organization DoSomething.org to benefit from the funds raised and to help spread the message of action to young people across the US and Canada." http://media.hopelessrecords.com/wordpress/

http://www.dosomething.org/

If you find you like at least one of the bands on next year's tour (which I'll try and post about) then go and see a show if you can. Fun, live show, and you are helping really great causes by buying a ticket. I believe some of the money from their compilation album goes to Dosomething.org as well.

Contest for that at the bottom!



The following pictures are of Meg&Dia (a full band) and Cute is What We Aim For.

All belong too: Kari Becker





Meg&Dia











Cute is What We Aim For







Contest:

When I saw the Take Action tour I bought two copies of that year's compilation album which has songs from everyone on the tour as well as other bands and even a DVD with some videos. If you want to hear Meg&Dia's song "Halloween" which is a new favorite of mine after hearing them live, then you need this album. So go and buy it. For now, try and win it! :)


Enter: Comment on here about the tour, one of the bands, photos, etc.


Open to: U.S. only!


Ends: June 31st


Prize: One copy of the compilation album (tracklist below)




CD1


Cute Is What We Aim For PSA


2Cute Is What We Aim For - Doctor


3Motion City Soundtrack - Fell In Love Without You


4Emery - The Smile, The Face


5There For Tomorrow - Remember When (Used To Be Used To It


)6The Spill Canvas - All Over You (Live In Sioux Falls) *Unreleased


7Breathe Carolina - Diamonds


8Forever The Sickest Kids - The Party Song


9Versa Emerge - In Pursuing Design


10Meg & Dia - Halloween *Unreleased


11Ace Enders - Reaction


12Anarbor - The Brightest Green


13Every Avenue - Think Of You Later (Empty Room)


14You Me At Six - Jealous Minds Think Alike


15Bayside - You’ve Already Been


16Red Car Wire - Timing Just Isn’t Your Thing


17Sing It Loud - Come Around


18Cinematic Sunrise - Umbrellas and Elephants


19Four Year Strong - So Hot, And You Sweat On It *Unreleased


20All Time Low - Remembering Sunday


DVD


1Motion City Soundtrack - Fell In Love Without You


2Hit The Lights - Stay Out


3All Time Low - Poppin’ Champagne (Remix Video) *Unreleased


4There For Tomorrow - No More Room To Breathe


5Plain White T’s - Natural Disaster


6Hawthorne Heights - Somewhere In Between


7Portugal, The Man - Lay Me Back Down


8Rise Against - The Good Left Undone (Live at Hurricane Festival) *Unreleased


9Underoath - Desperate Times, Desperate Measures


11Maylene and the Sons of Disaster - The Day Hell Broke Loose At Sicard Hollow


12Foxy Shazam - A Dangerous Man


13Before Their Eyes - Life Was All A Dream


14Do Something - Overview Video

14 comments:

WhatBriReads said...

Ooohhh I'd love to enter. I love most of these bands!! I'm so jealous. Haha.

Kathleen Elizabeth said...

Enter me please! I youtubed some of the bands and they are absolutely fabulous!

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Khy said...

Anarbor, ahh. My friend is scary obsessed with them. And I mean SCARY.

She's also obsessed with Dave from Cute is What We Aim For. She's an obsessive person.

CCakaJapan said...

I love CIWWAF!! I saw them about 2 years ago, and tit was soooo fun! I've alwasy wanted to go to the Take Action Tour, too. They have soo many of my fave bands playing!

Thank you sooo much!!!

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

Meg & Dia!! I love their songs!! My all time favorite would be "Monster." It's an old song but ah, it has so much meaning!

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Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

I am always up for finding new music to listen to, please enter me!

Amber
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I Heart Monster said...

Love the band name, "Cute is what we aim for." How fun is that?

I'd love to enter!

iheartmonster{at}iheartmonster{dot}com

harmonybookreviews said...

I've never heard of this tour before but I'll definitely be looking out for it next year.

I <3 Anarbor. I like Breathe Carolina too.

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Liviania said...

That does sound like a cool idea! I'll have to check out Meg & Dia because I love female vocalists.

pepsivanilla said...

So I have to admit that I've heard great things about all of these bands, but the only one I actually listen to is The Spill Canvas, who I love. Sounds like an awesome tour, can't believe I've never heard of it before. Those are great pictures as well- love female guitar players!


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Book Spot said...

I'd really love to win this! I love finding new music and some of these bands I've heard of but don't really know about and I love the Spill Canvas CD I have (really need to find it!).

book.splot[at]gmail[dot]com

Pam said...

I've never heard of either of these bands, but would love to try out their music. Great pics and it looks and sounds like you had a good time!

Thanks.
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Lexie said...

XD I had to re-read the contest deadline twice--Is it over June 30th or July 31st? (shhh there's no June 31st!)

But I love new music so count me in!

lexie.cenni@gmail.com

towerofbooks said...

The photos look nice! They make me wish I was there. :P

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