Every Time I Die Winter 2013 tour

This past Wednesday I went to see a few rad bands play at Austin’s Red 7: No Bragging Rights, Hundredth, Vanna, The Acacia Strain, and Every Time I Die. Needless to say, that show was a banger. It was a bit strange also because it’s been so long since I’ve been to a show that displayed such friendship and brotherhood amongst one another. I did not see a single fight or see any real problems the entire night, even with a negative band like TAS on the lineup. Also, I talked to always lovely Davey Musie and Joel Pastuszak from Vanna after the show and loved my DIY patch I made.

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Anyways, this isn’t a show review so this is where my digression ends.

I wish I could’ve have taken full shots of all of the bands merch tables but there are two reasons for this.

  1. There was a shit ton of people all night long (I mean the show was sold out so I should have expected it)
  2. I didn’t want to seem creepy

Aside from that I did find Vanna’s merch the best of all the bands from the package, partially because they are in fact my favorite band but also because Nick (guitar) and Bryan (Merch duder extraordinaire) designed almost all of the clothing items. A lot of bands now and days seem to find a generic print or font and run with it (i.e. [name] FUCKING [name] in blocking Impact style font, so original) so whenever I see a band actually design a print for their merch it’s already 10 times better. Nick and Bryan just launched a design company named Brick Designs. They do a lot of Americana style and if you know anything about tattoo styles, it resembles Sailor Jerry traditional style tattooing quite a bit.

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Along with their shirt designs, they also had this nifty little koozie that I picked up. What I like about it is the fact that again it’s not some generic Impact lettering print, there’s an actual design to it. Are you catching my pet peeve here? Good! My photo sucks because of the flash but you can still view the one the band themselves posted below. I also bought a beanie from Hundredth. At first glance its nothing special really but these beanies as well as the backpacks they have for this tour run have the keys logo hand stitched onto the fabric. They had Grey, Army Green, Black, and Navy Blue for the beanies and Black, Navy Blue, and Army Green for the backpacks. They only made a limited number of the beanies and backpacks, I believe I bought the very last beanie so grab the backpacks asap! Look at me sporting the beanie in that cute bathroom mirror selfie!

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Check out this tour if you can!

2/26 Miami, FL @ Grand Central
2/27 Jacksonville, FL @ Firebird Live
2/28 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
3/1 Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
3/2 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
3/3 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
3/5 London, ON @ Rum Runners
3/6 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
3/7 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub
3/8 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
3/9 Quebec City, QC @ L’Union Commerciale
3/10 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
3/11 Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
3/12 Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon
3/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/14 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
3/15 Boston, MA @ Royale
3/16 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

Every Time I Die merch stores /// 

Band Merch
Merchconnection, Inc.
Allin Merch

The Acacia Strain merch stores ///

Allin Merch
MerchNOW
Impericon

Vanna merch stores ///

Allin Merch
MerchNOW
Merchconnection, Inc.
Impericon

Hundredth merch stores ///

Big Cartel
Merchconnection, Inc.
Impericon

No Bragging Rights merch stores ///

MerchNOW
Consumer Merch
Allin Merch

- Des

No Sleep Records Annual Vinyl Subscription

If you’re into the Indie, Alternative, Pop-punk, Punk, Hardcore, Post-Hardcore or Metal genres, you probably noticed there’s been an increasing interest in vinyl. I’m not too sure why to be perfectly honest with you. Maybe it’s a nostalgia thing? Your parents still might have a collection they started when they were our age and hell, they may even still play their records even once and a while. I hate to use this term, but it could possibly be a ‘hipster’ trend also… I mean grandpa sweaters, denim jackets, and cardigans made a comeback right?

Regardless, vinyl do give off a richer tone than any basic iPod could and they’re typically more affordable than a Bose system running you $90-$200 at Walmart from any basic turntable to a retro rig.

Whatever your reason for taking an interest in vinyl, you can find almost any artist is releasing their work on LPs. If you’re into any of the genres mentioned above, then No Sleep Records may have something for you. Founded in 2006, this independent label has set out to continuously bring out new music to be discovered. One of the ways they are bringing you new music is by their annual Vinyl Subscription.

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One time fee that gives you every 7″, 10″, and 12″ you can think of! No, I’m joking but you do get every single No Sleep 2013 release shipped straight to your door for $225 plus a one time shipping fee that covers you for the entire year. I don’t about you but that pretty fucking rad. They even have leftovers from last year that come with B-side labels, a watch, carabiner, koozie, and slipmat. Cool! 

Current releases and pre-orders below:

 

Allison Weiss | Making It Up 7″

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Broadway Calls | Comfort/Distraction 12″
(Pre-order, Available 2/05/2013)

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The Wonder Years | Sleeping on Trash: A Collection of Songs Recorded 2005-2010 12″
(Pre-order, Available 2/12/2013)

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Balance and Composure, Braid | Split 7″
(Pre-order, Available 2/26/2013)

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Hundredth | Revolt EP 12″
(Pre-order, Available 3/19/2013)

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-Xx Destiny