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Thanks to PRS Guitars for being the official acoustic guitar of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour and for supporting the Acoustic Basement and it’s artists with their SE Angelus acoustic guitars which were played all summer long by artists like Front Porch Step, Bad Rabbits, Brian Marquis, Elder Brother, and more. Check out more info on the SE Angelus here: http://prsguitars.com/seangelus/


Have you ever said to yourself, “If I only had three wishes, I’d like to help to find a cure for cancer, bowl with my favorite Warped Tour band and visit sunny San Diego, CA?!” Well it’s your lucky day, you can do all three things, IN ONE NIGHT, at the 7th Annual Vans Warped Tour/T.J. Martell Foundation Charity Bowling Tournament. It’s only a few weeks away and we want YOU on our team for the evening.

Here’s your once-in-a-lifetime chance to bowl on the same team as members of the Acoustic Basement Stage: Brian Marquis, Nick Santino, Front Porch Step, Rob Lynch, and Young Statues! This year’s event will take place in the San Diego, CA area on Monday, June 23, 2014. The auction is LIVE NOW on eBay and closes June 9th. Click here to place your bid. All proceeds support T.J. Martell & Unite The United Foundation. Good luck!

Band bowling include: Falling In Reverse, Bowling For Soup, Four Year Strong, The Devil Wears Prada, For Today, Yellowcard, Chelsea Grin, Every Time I Die, For All Those Sleeping, The Color Morale, Vanna, Echosmith, Real Friends, The Maine, The Ready Set, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, State Champs, Brian Marquis and the Acoustic Basement: Nick Santino, Front Porch Step, Rob Lynch, Young Statues, Saves The Day.

GO BOWLING WITH THE ACOUSTIC BASEMENT FOR CHARITY!

The 7th Annual Vans Warped Tour Charity Bowling Tournament is Monday June 23rd in San Diego, CA and YOU can bid on an auction to win a slot on the team alongside: Brian Marquis, Front Porch Step, Nick Santino (A Rocket to the Moon), Rob Lynch, and Young Statues and go up against other bands on this summer’s tour. All the money raised will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation for leukemia, cancer, and AIDS research and the event is put on by Unite the United Foundation, a non-profit fundraising group started by Vans Warped Tour. If you live near San Diego or can travel there for this date we WANT YOU on our team!

Go here to bid and for all the details: http://bit.ly/1jNutb0

Check out Acoustic Basement artists Front Porch Step, Brian Marquis, Rob Lynch, Elder Brother, and I The Mighty on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour Compilation which comes out June 10th via Side One Dummy Records. Pre-order the double cd or iTunes download here: warpedcomp.com

Just Added: Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties (Soupy of The Wonder Years) will play his first solo shows on the Acoustic Basement Stage July 6-11 on the Vans Warped Tour this summer. Check out more in the video below:
Full Press Release:
MAY 22, 2014 – PHILADELPHIA, PA - Hopeless Records is excited to announce the upcoming release of “We Don’t Have Each Other”, a concept album from Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties, the solo project of The Wonder Years front-man Dan “Soupy” Campbell. The album will be released July 8th, 2014 and was produced by Ace Enders of The Early November at The Living Room. “I had been thinking a lot over the past year about records like “All Hail West Texas” and “Reunion Tour” where The Mountain Goats and The Weakerthans were able to make me fall in love with the people in their songs.” Explains Campbell. “They created such real, whole characters that I found myself invested in their lives and their stories. I then realized that almost every book, every movie, every show that I really love is fiction and that it doesn’t at all effect how deeply I care for the characters.”“Everything I had ever written lyrically up to this point had been non-fiction. I wanted to push myself to get those same emotions out of a character piece, to make a piece of fiction feel just as raw and personal as songs about my life, and so I created a man named Aaron and I set out to truly understand him. I wanted to know where his parents were from and what God he grew up knowing. I wanted to know what football team breaks his heart every December and if he has it in him to give up smoking. I wanted to know how he got here. I wanted to know how he handled tragedy.”Fans can watch an in-depth interview with Campbell elaborating more on Aaron West and his experiences writing the album here: http://smarturl.it/anintrotoaaronwest Composed of 12 tracks, “We Don’t Have Each Other” is the story of the worst year of Aaron’s life. “I worked to channel the aforementioned artists as well as The New Amsterdams, Bright Eyes, Lucero and more to create a dynamic record that finds its stride somewhere between the alt-country and Americana that I grew up with, and the punk and emo that’s become my home.”Songs from the album will see release very soon.Track Listing: 1. Our Apartment2. Grapefruit3. St. Joe Keeps Us Safe4. Runnin’ Scared5. Divorce and the American South6. The Thunderbird Inn7. Get Me Out Of Here Alive8. You Ain’t No Saint9. Carolina Coast10. Going to Georgia by The Mountain GoatsAaron West and The Roaring Twenties will be performing a string of dates in July on the upcoming 2014 Vans Warped Tour. To purchase tickets: http://vanswarpedtour.com/ July 6th Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Concert CenterJuly 8th Darien Center, NY – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts CenterJuly 9th Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion July 10th Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center July 11th Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
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Just Added: Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties (Soupy of The Wonder Years) will play his first solo shows on the Acoustic Basement Stage July 6-11 on the Vans Warped Tour this summer. Check out more in the video below:

Full Press Release:

MAY 22, 2014 – PHILADELPHIA, PA - Hopeless Records is excited to announce the upcoming release of “We Don’t Have Each Other”, a concept album from Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties, the solo project of The Wonder Years front-man Dan “Soupy” Campbell. The album will be released July 8th, 2014 and was produced by Ace Enders of The Early November at The Living Room. 

“I had been thinking a lot over the past year about records like “All Hail West Texas” and “Reunion Tour” where The Mountain Goats and The Weakerthans were able to make me fall in love with the people in their songs.” Explains Campbell. “They created such real, whole characters that I found myself invested in their lives and their stories. I then realized that almost every book, every movie, every show that I really love is fiction and that it doesn’t at all effect how deeply I care for the characters.”

“Everything I had ever written lyrically up to this point had been non-fiction. I wanted to push myself to get those same emotions out of a character piece, to make a piece of fiction feel just as raw and personal as songs about my life, and so I created a man named Aaron and I set out to truly understand him. I wanted to know where his parents were from and what God he grew up knowing. I wanted to know what football team breaks his heart every December and if he has it in him to give up smoking. I wanted to know how he got here. I wanted to know how he handled tragedy.”

Fans can watch an in-depth interview with Campbell elaborating more on Aaron West and his experiences writing the album here: http://smarturl.it/anintrotoaaronwest 

Composed of 12 tracks, “We Don’t Have Each Other” is the story of the worst year of Aaron’s life. “I worked to channel the aforementioned artists as well as The New Amsterdams, Bright Eyes, Lucero and more to create a dynamic record that finds its stride somewhere between the alt-country and Americana that I grew up with, and the punk and emo that’s become my home.”

Songs from the album will see release very soon.

Track Listing: 
1. Our Apartment
2. Grapefruit
3. St. Joe Keeps Us Safe
4. Runnin’ Scared
5. Divorce and the American South
6. The Thunderbird Inn
7. Get Me Out Of Here Alive
8. You Ain’t No Saint
9. Carolina Coast
10. Going to Georgia by The Mountain Goats

Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties will be performing a string of dates in July on the upcoming 2014 Vans Warped Tour. To purchase tickets: http://vanswarpedtour.com/ 

July 6th Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Concert Center
July 8th Darien Center, NY – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 9th Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion 
July 10th Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center 
July 11th Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

Pick up Acoustic Basement producer/performer Brian Marquis Music's new record 'Blood & Spirits' out TODAY! iTunes: http://bit.ly/1ovvLvX  CD/Vinyl: http://bit.ly/1kELe9d and catch him all summer long on the Acoustic Basement stage presented by Full Sail University at this year’s Vans Warped Tour.

brianmarquis:

Today is the day! My debut solo full length record 'Blood & Spirits' is officially out TODAY in stores and online through Equal Vision Records. I am so proud of this record and excited to share these songs with you.

The album is available on CD, limited edition Vinyl, digital, and it’s specially Mastered for iTunes to ensure the best possible sound quality through iTunes for your listening pleasure (learn more here: http://bit.ly/1mUP8gB ).

Here are a few key places to pick up ‘Blood & Spirits’ although you should be able to find it at your favorite online retailer or record store:

Buy CD/Vinyl here: http://bit.ly/1kELe9d
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1ovvLvX
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1hJDRw6
Newbury Comics Locations: http://bit.ly/1e7McIr

You can stream the album on Spotify as well: http://spoti.fi/1l9bhXw

Thank you so much for all your support and I hope you enjoy ‘Blood & Spirits’. Please share with your friends and family and I’ll see you out on the road soon!

Much love,
Brian


Pandora
 is now premiering Brian Marquis’ new album ‘Blood & Spirits’ in its entirety here. Head on over and give it a spin. The album comes out next Tuesday May 13th on Equal Vision Records in stores and online worldwide. Pre-order cd and limited vinyl packages here. Catch him on the entire 2014 Vans Warped Tour on the Acoustic Basement Stage presented by Full Sail University.

Full Sail is proud to return as a sponsor of the Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the legendary music festival, and the third year of The Acoustic Basement presented by Full Sail University.

The Acoustic Basement presented by Full Sail University includes a fully tented stage for acoustic acts to perform in a more intimate setting, allowing attendees a more up-close and personal experience. Throughout the summer, various solo artists and bands from genres including indie, punk, and folk will rotate on the stage’s schedule. Current scheduled performers include: Anthony Raneri (Bayside)Nick Santino (ARTTM)Front Porch StepBrian MarquisMike Herrera (MxPx), and many more.

Check out our Spotify playlist featuring the artists scheduled to perform in the Acoustic Basement presented by Full Sail University this summer.

In addition to presenting the Acoustic Basement stage, four recent Full Sail graduates will have the opportunity to work as interns for the duration of the tour. These coveted internship positions range from managing production office needs, helping to set up the stage and run its sound board, creating blog content that will appear on the official Vans Warped Tour blog site, and creating materials utilizing graphic design skills to support the tour’s well-known brand.

“The internship opportunities that our graduates participate in throughout the Vans Warped Tour provide valuable hands-on experience,” said Dana Roun, Director of Audio Programs at Full Sail University. “We congratulate Vans Warped Tour on its 20th anniversary, and we are grateful for the relationship that allows our alumni to work with this world-renowned tour.”

The 20th Annual Vans Warped Tour kicks off on June 13 in Houston, Texas, and ends on August 3 in Denver, Colorado. Full Sail’s one-of-a-kind 75 foot truck and trailer mobile exhibit, “Full Sail Presents: A Real World Education Experience Powered by Sony 4K,” will join the tour during select dates. The university will also provide an on-site presence at each tour stop that will allow visitors to mix in real time using a Raven MTX touch screen console, play student created games through retro arcade gaming stations, and participate in autograph signings with the Florida-based rock band, Mayday Parade. For photos, videos, and updates from the Acoustic Basement throughout the summer, be sure to like Full Sail on Facebook and visit FullSailBlog.com.

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