Meet Good Luck Varsity

Adam already told you all about Good Luck Varsity. Now I’m here to get up close and personal with them. Enjoy the interview and be sure to check out Good Luck Varsity!

First off i just want to say thanks for doing the interview and best of luck with everything in the future.

Thank you for asking us! I think your website is a really awesome idea!

How’d you all meet?

The origin of Good Luck Varsity is a really long and twisting story but I’ll try to keep it short. Essentially my brother Evan and I both played in a band called The Rising Tide. When all was said and done at the end of TRT we we’re actually pretty relieved to be done with it because it had strayed so far from what we really wanted to be doing. At first we recorded a couple demos in our basement and put them online and then we eventually recorded our EP Head High Heavy Hearted. We used the EP to get potential band mates interested in joining us and put an application up online. Richie and Tim we’re already our good friends and they we’re an easy choice.
Drew and Dan both responded to our search online and after hearing both of them play we canceled all of our other auditions because we knew that this was going to be our line up

Jordan, those are some rad YouTube videos! Anything out there that people MUST see if they haven’t yet?

Haha thank you! I guess besides music editing and directing videos has always been something I’ve loved to do.
Everybody should definitely check out “No, Frankenstein” I did the editing on that video and actually won an award for it

7 Members, wow, thats pretty amazing. What’s your writing process like?

Well we actually only play with 6 members live. Our good friend Jeriah is filling in on Guitar and vocals while Tim is away taking care of some things.

We’ve just recently started to write new music for a new EP that we’re planning to record and release sometime this year. Generally somebody brings the shell of a song to practice and we all work together to fill it out.We just recorded our first real song as a full band on Sunday and we’ll be posting it sometime soon Continue reading

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We Talk With The Day

The Day

I told you a few days ago that “The Day” was going to take over the west coast… and I’m not kidding. They offer a truly unique style, which can be captured when listening to songs like “Midwest Coast Girl.”

(click play button to listen to “Midwest Coast Girl”)

(will not work in Internet Exlorer for some reason, 😦 sorry)
We had a chance to ask the guys a few Q’s….

 What’s the history of The Day?

Ever since high school, we have had a high interest in not only writing but recording music as well.(in fact, come to think of it, Adam and I, (stephen), have never recorded in a studio aside from our own or our uncles. Where that fact comes to play is with the creation of The Day. In an effort to understand the new recording system that Adam was developing over the summer of 2007, different song demos and samples evolved into full and marketable songs. Thus, into the production came jonny and ryan, who had been long time friends and musicians growing up with us. Although I (Stephen) go to school in san diego, which is far from close enough to fully function as a band, the songs were not complete until there was a full collaboration on the music through Adam and myself together with Ryan and Jonny as well. Now it is 2008, we have yet to play shows but we plan on touring California, at least, over the summer of this year. Although we all plan on staying in school, we also plan on promoting the band online and writing and recording as much as we can through the spring, summer, and wherever it takes us. To us, it is about the joy in writing and recording music, and response from fans that drives us to continue what we do.

Are you going to be planning a tour soon?

Summer 2008 expect to see a few dates lined up in Northern and Southern California.

We really love the songs; my favorite is “Never Ready.” Where do the inspirations for most of your lyrics come from?

To us, lyrical meaning in a song stands just as high as the musical content as well. Our lyrics are based upon real life situations, relationship experiences, family and even some spiritual issues at hand in our lives. Although songs that are solely based on relationship experience are most likely written by one member in the band, Adam and I like to collaborate and write together. “I’ve Been Screaming” is an example of such a song. Since we are brothers, this song applies to both of us. It relates to the time and situation of the move our family made in 2003 from California to Michigan, and our emotional struggle to bear with leaving our old band and never fully leaving California. (and look, here we are again!) Continue reading

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PunkRockVids.Com

PunkRockVids.com has a great selection of HIGH, say it with me, HIGH QUALITY videos of your favorite musicians! It’s not like SmewTube with bad quality. Although we have to admit we still love YouTube and its here to stay, this is an alternative to find some cool videos of you favorite bands in a lot better quality.

Feel free to comment after you have witnessed the greatness…

By the way, we’ve done a number of interviews the past month or so:

The Big Question: Is Jacobs Ladder Coming To Your Town?

A couple weeks ago we hosted a Q&A session with Jacobs Ladder, which is an amazing band from Miami Beach, FL.

Jacobs Ladder

If listening to Jacobs Ladder just isn’t enough for you, than see if they are rocking your town.

Tour Dates:

3/27: Miami Beach, FL @ TBA
3/28: Gainesville, FL @ 1982 BAR
3/29: Orlando, FL @ HELP US!
4/01: Columbus, GA @ SOHO
4/03: James Island, SC @ THE OASIS
4/04: Wilson, NC @ THE LUNA BEAN
4/05: Virginia Beach, Virginia @ GILLS
4/06: Tenleytown, Washington DC @ HOUSE PARTY
4/08: Asbury Park, NJ @ ASBURY LANES
4/09: NYC, NY @ THE ANNEX
4/10: Boston MA @ TBA
4/11: NJ @ TBA
4/12: Philadelphia, PA @ CURLEY’S PUB
4/13: Ohio @ CORNERSTONE
4/15: FAIRDALE, KY @ BULLDOG CAFE
4/16: Nashville, TN @ ON THE ROCKS
4/17: Marietta, GA @ SWAYZE’S
4/18: Tampa, FL @ TRANSITIONS (SPOT)
4/19: Tallahasee, FL @ BIG DADDY’S

The City’s Finest = Very Unique Sound

The City’s Finest

If your into upbeat sound and overall amazing music, then you definitely need to check out this 5 piece band. Four out of five of the members do vocals, which leaves them no room for unoriginality.  Wanna hear them? Click Here.

Razorblades and Romance

Razorblades and Romance Live 
Just another Monday morning, searching for some amazing music. I came across a band that has a lot of potential, their name? Razorblades and Romance. You can listen to them here. I especially like the song “Sleep Now My Love.” The intro to the song sounds like a epic battle between the acoustic and electric guitars. I’m going to try to get an interview with these guys soon!