third time’s a charm
i hate all the snide comments. i hate the rude mutterings under your breath that you think i don’t hear. the gossip, the rumors, the put-downs, the insults; i hate them all. you wonder why i am desperate to leave, why not look in the mirror?
why is it that i cannot cross the threshold of this godforsaken place without the pain of a thousand headaches? do you know how unbearable that is? how absolutely miserable it is, living in painful torture? no, of course not. you do not notice. if you did, you would reprimand me for having some sort of “illness” that i cannot control.
so i’ll endure christmas, i’ll stick around just long enough to see some old friends. but then i swear i’m leaving. i won’t let anything hold me back. i can’t wait to say goodbye again.
today was basically the last day to order anything online and have it get here in time for christmas without having to pay like a billion dollars for shipping. so of course i spent the better part of the afternoon looking at gift ideas online.
Emerging from Philly’s local music scene is Nobody Yet. After heavily refining their original sound, they are a self-proclaimed “alternative pop-punk” band, taking influence from Fall Out Boy, The Venetia Fair, and Bayside. Nobody Yet’s debut full-length, “Say Your Goodbyes,” is an energetic blend of soaring guitars, catchy rhythms, and choruses just aching for a group sing-along.
For Fans Of: Fall Out Boy, Neck Deep, Major League
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Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Joe Humeas - Vocals/Guitar
Matt Zavorski– Drums/Skin Flute
Seeking Bassist and 2nd Guitarist
What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
Joe grew up in Shenandoah Jct., WV and Matt is from Glenolden, PA. We currently rehearse at Joe’s house in Philadelphia.
How did the band come together? How long has it been?
Joe started the band in college with a group of guys playing cover songs. Eventually, he wrote some original songs and released an EP in 2009. Matt and Joe have been together now for almost 2 years, have 3 children, and released Nobody Yet’s first full-length album in July 2012.
How have you grown since you started?
We learned how to not suck over the years. Our EP and full-length album sound pretty different from one another. Initially, the band had a more simplistic pop punk sound, but it has grown to what we call “alternative pop punk” combining catchy choruses with more intricate instrumentation and guitar solos.
What sets you apart from other bands?
After almost every show we are told that we are the craziest live act to watch.
What’s the best part about being in your band?
Performing live is definitely our favorite aspect of being in a band. We have been lucky enough to have fans (even in other states) sing along to our songs, which is one of the greatest feelings ever. Getting free food is a plus.
More times than not, influences tend to bleed through. What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
A few of the influences in our song writing are: Green Day, Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, Bayside, The Venetia Fair, Pierce The Veil, and everything Kidz Bop has ever done.
What would you say the band has already accomplished and what do you have your eyes set on next?
We have accomplished a lot for an unsigned band. We are very proud of our full length CD, music video, and our stage setup. Gaining fans in other states has been extremely exciting, and we have plans to tour more often in the future. Performing on Warped Tour would be a dream.
Thus far, what’s a favorite memory or something quirky that’s taken place with the band (in-studio, onstage, or elsewhere)?
One morning on tour, we woke up sweating in the van parked in a 7-11 parking lot. We decided to get fancy and stop at a Comfort Inn where we acted like we stayed the night just to get free continental breakfast. When they asked what room we were staying in, we quickly grabbed a basket of muffins and left. After that, we showered in Wal-Mart’s bathroom sinks.
i saw these guys live and they were crazy. but awesome. definitely worth listening to.
Okay so I sped up The Phoenix by Fall Out Boy and help it’s really good
thIS IS GONNA GIVE ME A HEART ATTACK
IM SO PUMPED UP RIGHT NOW IM GONNA KILL A GUY
LET’S FUCK SHIT UP
HOLY SHIT IT IS AUDITORY CAFFEINE
I CAN LITERALLY TASTE CAFFEINE
I FEEL LIKE IM INVINCIBLE WOW
MY HEART IS RACING. MUST DO EVERYTHING NOW ALL AT ONCE!
StubHub, Craigslist, and eBay, among other services, are all used to sell concert tickets for (typically) a much greater price than face value. Scalping has always existed, but the extent to which scalpers are charging fans to see their favorite bands only seems to grow. PropertyOfZack saw a large outburst of outrage from fans this past week as Brand New’s discography shows sold out in record time and had tickets being sold on StubHub for well over $200. Jesse Cannon, author of Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The New Music Business and the man behind Cannon Found Soundation, has written a special Contributor Blog article for us with his view on why StubHub is a plague and how we, as a community of music lovers, need to do away with it. Read it, and let us know your thoughts below!
When tickets for Brand New’s “full album” shows went on sale this week, we saw what happens whenever a major show goes on sale: tickets sell out way too fast, and die-hard fans are left with the option to pay a dozen times the ticket price ($400 on a $35 ticket) for a ticket on StubHub, or hope they can find a generous soul who is selling tickets on Craigslist for a reasonable price. Almost as bad, manipulative assholes head to Craigslist, or wherever else, scalping the tickets for unreasonable prices. But what makes StubHub so appalling is it has built a profitable business model off a disgusting practice that profits off true music fans not being able to get tickets that low-life scalpers push to the front of ticket lines and snatch from true fans in in order to sell to them for exorbitant rates. Brand New won’t be the first or the thousandth act this occurs with, and this revolting pain in all of our lives will continue to happen unless music fans do something about it.
For the uninitiated, StubHub would lead you to believe that it is a noble organization that takes the dangers of buying fake tickets away from scalpers, (and to an extent, this is true) but the prices they demand are often far above the worst cases of scalping and unfairly employ “scalperbots” to edge true music fans out and cut the line. They’ve made a business of trying to paint a nice image out of a profession named after a Native American practice that meant death in the most horrible way possible. Which makes sense, since this is often what it feels like when you think of paying a dozen times a ticket’s face value to see your favorite band, just because some scalpers took the last few hundred tickets only to profit from your love of music. Fortunately, the public sees through this and with revolts led by high-profiles musicians, including LCD Soundsystem. The solution they found to beat StubHub left the service all the more humiliated and showed a way to beat their vile business model. In the circles I travel in, StubHub is thought of as the scum of the Earth, except to douchebags like Paris Hilton and other 1 Percent scum who see the site as a butler who brings them an easy way to cut the line in front of truer music fans.
When you’re a diehard fan of a musician, that doesn’t always mean you have $400 to give to eBay’s shareholders (who own StubHub) to see the concert you want. They’ve made a business model that preys on desperate fans, or, even worse, caters to rich assholes that get access instead of the fans who tried to get tickets but were squeezed out by scalperbots who got there first. To make matters worse, the musicians playing these shows receive no compensation and, if anything, are hurt by this practice, since fans then have less money to spend on music, merch, et cetera.
Below are some of my ideas on how we get rid of this plague and get to a more egalitarian ticketing system where fans are no longer robbed to see the groups they love. In the best-case scenario, fans can instead can help fund the bands they love. This is not a concrete plan, but instead are some early ideas that should be built upon and developed. I want to start a conversation where we all work together and solve a problem that makes our lives as music lovers worse.
this is so frustrating but i don’t really know if anyone can do anything about it.
does anyone wanna go to the buffalo date with me? tickets are only $12!!
Pierce the Veil || Caraphernelia Acoustic
oh my fUCK I CAN’T IT’S PERFECT
when he says throat omg tears
This version has always been my favorite because I feel like you can hear the raw emotion in his voice. I know this song has a lot of personal meaning to him and you can hear that so much in this.