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Feeding You Music: Saves The Day

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Sara Scoggs Sep 25, 2013

My mission is to always give you a well balanced diet of music, so allow me to feed you music.

In 2002 a friend suggested I listen to Saves The Day’s Stay What You Are and it changed the way I listened to music.  The opening song to that album, “At Your Funeral,” told a vivid story sung by a young Chris Conley who had a very *sharp tongue. This man, like all great songwriters, has a way with words. There’s a lot of imagery and a lot of anger, but to a melody that made me dance. This response would continue for the rest of the album -- and any other release I could get my hands one. 

*Just how sharp can his tongue be? Lyrics from, "Rocks Tonic Juice Magic" below. 

I'd buy you lemonade right now

if you were here

But then I'd throw it in your face

And I'd listen to you cry

Now since the bands’ inception in the late 90s, Saves The Day has put out 8 studio albums, including one that came just a few weeks ago. I think it’s important for me to discuss Saves The Day with you, because Chris Conley was a pioneer in the punk/emo/pop (however you want to try and label it) scene and still contiunes to captivate fans. The same way my parents made sure I was aware of Fleetwood Mac as a young music fan, I think Saves The Day is important for this generation of music listener's to get into. Music fans my age (mid to late 20s) still acknowledge the huge impact Saves The Day had, but I want YOU (mid teen-early 20s) music fans to dig into their catalogue. There’s a lot to love and the music you start to listen at this point in you life will stay with you forever .... trust me. #musicrules. 

Now some facts about Saves The Day to get you acquainted. 

The band has had over 14 different members always aligned with front man Chris Conley. There were always rumors he wasn’t the easiest to get along with back in the day, but I really have no idea if that’s really the case.  The current lineup features Dennis Wilson who used to be the drummer for Every Avenue. 

Their first release, Can’t Slow Down, was recorded while they were still in high school. (1998)

They have been attached to several different labels, Razor & Tie, Vagrant, DreamWorks and Equal Vision. They just released their self-titled album on Equal Vision a few weeks ago. 

Although a lot of Chris Conley’s lyrics can be dark and aggressive; he also has an ability to write incredibly romantic songs. See “Nightingale” and “Handsome Boy.”

They have a few music videos to give you a visual.

And here’s a playlist with a few essentials to get you started. I hope you guys find something to love here and let me know what you think in the comments. 

What do you think of Saves The Day?

Let's talk music, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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JSYK: Panic! At The Disco Covered 'This Is Halloween'

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Sara Scoggs Sep 24, 2013

You will have to forgive me I had no idea Panic! At The Disco did a version of The Nightmare Before Christmas' "This Is Halloween."

And of course the very dramatic Brendon Urie does a fantastic job delivering the spooky lines as if he is performing the song on Broadway. #musicrules. 

Anyway, again very sorry I didn’t realize this existed and I hope you can forgive me. 

Take a listen. 

What do you think of this version? 

Let's talk music, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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My Favorite 'Glee' Performances

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Sara Scoggs Sep 21, 2013

Since the Emmy Awards are this weekend here’s a look at a few of my favorite Glee performances. I am hoping there will be a nice tribute to Glee's Cory Monteith from the show's cast, producers and his peers.

Here are a few of my favorites. 

What are you favorite Glee performances?

Let's talk music, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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5 Favorite Photos From Riot Fest

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Sara Scoggs Sep 20, 2013

Riot Fest is all over but Erica Lauren took some rad photos so we can keep livng that weekend over and over and over and over.... #musicrules 

Here are my top 5 FAVORITE photos she took that weekend for Buzznet. Thanks Erica! 

5. The Devil Wears Prada

4. Pierce The Veil

3. Blink-182

2. AFI

1. Brand New

'Punk Goes Christmas' Album Details

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Sara Scoggs Sep 19, 2013

It's time to get ready for Christmas before it's even Halloween guys! Fearless Recods has annouced they will release Punk Goes Christmas on November 5th.

The album features a song from your favs, The Summer Set!

"We've always loved this song, especially the horn hook," notes Stephen Gomez from The Summer Set. "We had a great time trying to bring a more modern take to what might be a little lesser known Christmas song."  

Full track list  

1. New Found Glory - "Nothing For Christmas"

2. All Time Low - "Fool's Holiday"

3. Real Friends - "I Had A Heart"

4. Man Overboard - "Father Christmas"

5. The Summer Set - "This Christmas" 

6. Crown The Empire - "There Will Be No Christmas"

7. Yellowcard - "Christmas Lights" 

8. Issues - "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" 

9. Jason Lancaster (of Go Radio) - "All I Can Give You"

10. Set It Off - "This Christmas Day (I'll Burn It To The Ground)"

11. The Ready Set - "I Don't Wanna Spend Another Christmas Without You"

12. William Beckett - "Do You Hear What I Hear?"

Are you excitd to hear these songs all PUNK?

Let's talk music, let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

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Group Texting With The Swellers & Candy Hearts

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Sara Scoggs Sep 19, 2013

This fall The Swellers & Candy Hearts are both heading out on tour -- and they’re even playing a few shows together! I couldn't pass up the opportunity to talk to two of our Buzzmakers about touring and what better way to do that than with emojis? So I got on a group text to ask Jonathan Diener (The Swellers) and Mariel Loveland (Candy Hearts),  but they could only respond using emojis! 

Take a look at the interview below and keep an eye out for more collaborations with the two coming soon. Also check them out on tour this fall! I can tell you from first hand experience, The Swellers and Candy Hearts will knock your socks off. #musicrules

The Swellers fall tour dates & tickets here.

Candy Hearts fall tour dates & tickets here.

Just scroll down just like you would on your phone : ) 

Will you catch these bands on tour this fall?

Let's talk music, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Fall Tour Guide 2013

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Paramore's 'Still Into You' Certified GOLD In The US

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Sara Scoggs Sep 18, 2013

Congrats to Paramore who have announced their latest single, "Still Into You" has gone gold in the US! So what does that mean exactly? Well this means the song has shipped 500,000 copies. The next step would be Platinum which is 1,000,000 copies, and then on Multi-Platinum is 2,000,000 + copies. There has never been a Mulit-Plantium Paramore single. But --- out of the 16 official singles Paramore has released, six of have been certified Platinum or Gold.

Buy the single here

Also to note the music video for "Still Into You" has over 28 million views. The next scheduled single, "Ain't It Fun" and I predict EVERYONE will be jamming that song as well.

Get Paramore "Still Into You" directlyrics here. 

What's your favorite Paramore single?

Let's talk music, let me know your thoughts in the commnets below.

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INTERVIEW: Last Questions With Jesse McCartney

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Sara Scoggs Sep 18, 2013

Jesse McCartney has been making music for years as a solo artist and as an accomplished songwriter. We had him stop by recently to let us know what is has been up to these days outside of touring with the Backstreet Boys. Take a look and check out his new single, "Back Together" now.

What did you think of our new interview?

Let's talk music, let me know your thougths in the comments below. 

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Let's Talk Music: Mayday Parade's 'Girls' Lyric Video

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Sara Scoggs Sep 17, 2013

Mayday Parade has release a new song “Girls” off their upcoming album, Monsters In The Closet. The song is in line what Mayday has put out in the past and fans will no doubt love.  Live this song will sound BIG! You can catch Mayday on tour now with Man Overboard, Cartel and Stages & Stereos

Take a look at the new lyric video for the song below. 

Mayday Parade’s new album is out October 8th and is available for pre-order now

But you tell me! Take a listen and let me know if you want to turn it UP or turn it DOWN! 

Either way, #musicrules



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Let's Talk Music: The Leagues 'The Dream Show'

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Sara Scoggs Sep 17, 2013

Traditionally my "Let's Talk Music" posts are reserved for discussing the latest songs and music videos to hit the web, but today our spotlight is shinning on a band for getting involved. 

The Leagues are a rock/indie group based out of Nashville who are not only playing tons of festivals this year, but the band is also working alongside American Family Insurance, The Dream Show to help kids realize their dreams. The Leagues just played a huge show in Seattle sponsored by Am Fam, and made this little video to showcase their efforts, and hopefully inspire their fans. 

Follow your dreams kiddos! 

LOVE when bands can get involved beyond the stage and partner up with companies for a good cause. So, as always take a look and let me know what you think. #musicrules

What do you think of bands getting involved outside of their music?

Let's talk music, let me know your thoughts in the comment below. 

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