Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tuesday Newsy Bits

Viacom Inc., owner of all those stellar MTV Networks, sued Google Inc. and its YouTube online video-sharing business, seeking more than $1 billion in damages for copyright violations, reports Bloomberg's Ted Bunker. The suit, brought in federal court in New York, alleges "massive intentional" copyright infringement, Viacom said today in a statement.

Grasping at straws much, Viacom?
The 2007 Warped Tour lineup has been announced, and most impressive to me is the low pre-sale ticket price. The pre-sale starts April 1 when you can buy tickets for $19.99 for a ticket and a double CD compilation. You can go to the
Warped Tour site to register for pre-sale. Because I'm nice, I'm gonna list all the bands that will appear in San Diego (Chula Vista) where the tour kicks off at Coors Amphitheater on June 28. There, of course, are other bands joining the tour, but not all will appear here locally. Here are the bands playing at Coors:

A Static Lullaby
All Time Low
Amber Pacific
As Cities Burn
Bad Religion
Big D And The Kids Table
Bleed The Dream
Bless The Fall
Boys Like Girls
Buck O Nine
Circa Survive
Coheed And Cambria
Cute Is What We Aim For
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Escape The Fate
Funeral For A Friend
Haste The Day
Hot Rod Circuit
Human Abstract
I Am Ghost
Meg And Dia
My American Heart
New Found Glory
New Year's Day
Play Radio Play
Poison The Well
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Scary Kids Scaring Kids
Set Your Goals
So They Say
Spill Canvas
The Almost
The Automatic
The Briefs
The Briggs
The Dear And Departed
The Fabulous Rudies
The Matches
The Unseen
The Vandals
Throw The Fight
Tiger Army
Vincent Black Shadow
Cape May has posted new songs on their
MySpace page. With all the drama between band members, I presume Andre is keeping the name and has a whole new band. You can listen to the tracks here. Particularly interesting are the lyrics to People Talking.

All these people talking ‘bout me
Trying to figure out where I let them down
But when I try to put the pieces all back together
Its impossible, that’s what I’ve found

A warning to all touring bands, particularly the hundreds of bands descending to the fine (*ahem*) state of Texas for South By Southwest and related festivals and performances: watch your shit. This message was posted by
Colour Revolt last night around midnight:

Hello all,

A little over an hour ago, we just had our entire van, trailer and gear stolen after a show here in Dallas. The van had MISSISSIPPI plate L89OWB. It is a white 1994 Chevrolet G20 VAN.

Literally we had just packed up after our show, went back into the venue, 15 minutes later, the van and everything in it had disappeared.

Please pass this on to anyone that you know of who lives in the Dallas Fort Worth area!!!

You can call us if you live in the area, it'd be great if you could help us go to pawn shops, etc. and look for this gear. Our cell phones are about all we have left.

Jesse - 601.927.7373
Sean - 601.624.0242
Len - 601.750.0643

You can also go to their MySpace page to make a donation and see the manifest of all the gear and serial numbers that were taken with the van.

1 comment:

lyn said...

that $20 is worth seeing coheed and cambria. they totally rule live. (prog rock is the new black.)
and k-os is playing as well, i love his new record.

i'm gonna defend tx (really!!) because this state has been treating me well. but yeah, that bad karma will come back to those people that took off with the van...for sure. (at first i thought it was the band i didn't stick around for last night, but a different band altogether....too many band names with "color"). there are still a bunch of bands here for the next couple of days (delta spirit tomorrow!), so we'll all be watching out for them.