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Election Day 2016 November 8, 2016

Election Day…smell that?  Yep, that’s the smell of your freedom.  We could care less about who you vote for, the important thing is that you vote. You have a voice, so speak up!

HeadCount followed Van’s Warped Tour this summer to sign up as many young voters as possible.  They’ve registered close to 30,000 new voters this year (including 2,000+ on Warped Tour) and over 350,000 voters since started in 2004. Here’s a short video of the opinions  of young voters at Vans Warped Tour (the opinions may be surprising). It features members of Sleeping with Sirens, Reel Big Fish and Every Time I Die, plus Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, and many young fans.

Fact of the matter is that this election is between 2 major candidates. But what do you do when you despise both of them, and cannot envision our country run by a Fascist or a Warmonger?  You still vote.  Consider the Green Party and candidate Jill Stein:

Remember that vote for ANYONE still counts.  Maybe you just want to party hard and think Andrew W.K. and the Party Party is a good option:

Or, maybe you’ve always wanted a pony and think Vermin Supreme is the way to go:

Look, it doesn’t matter who you vote for…all politicians are liars, will do anything for your ballot, and it’s usually between a giant douche or a turd sandwich anyway.  But someone has to lead our country so get out there and vote…because, reasons.

 

Vans Warped Tour – 22 Years and Going Strong! July 4, 2016

Vans Warped Tour is in its 22nd year and has become America’s longest running music festival!

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“It’s fun to see so many people excited to be back on the road together. Warped continues to be a community that makes it all worth while.” says tour founder Kevin Lyman.

With a back-to-basics lineup that signals a return to the tour’s roots, the 22nd edition of Warped Tour welcomes back several fan favorites, including: American Authors, Atreyu, New Found Glory, Tonight Alive, Less Than Jake, Yellowcard, We The Kings, Sleeping With Sirens, Falling In Reverse, Four Year Strong, Reel Big Fish, Sum 41 and Pepper, to name a few.

NVMP is excited to check out some of the new talent hitting the tour this year like Dash Ten, Capsize, Mother Feather and Reckless Serenade (this year’s BBQ Band), as well as classic punk rockers like Less Than Jake, New Found Glory, Ballyhoo!  and Reel Big Fish. We’re also beyond excited to check out The Interrupters!  We’ll see you on the tour in New Jersey on Sunday July 17th at PNC Bank Arts Center – hopefully it won’t be recorded as the hottest day of the year again.

Since the band schedule is released daily for each tour date, here’s a list of bands and the stage that they will be playing on.  This should hopefully help you plan ahead.  Don’t forget to find the dude selling the full line up when you enter your venue – that thing is a lifesaver and well worth the couple of bucks.  Or, you can fight your way to the inflatable schedule and take a picture.

Journeys Left Foot Stage

Falling In Reverse 6/23-8/13

Four Year Strong 6/24-8/13

Good Charlotte 7/19-7/28

Less Than Jake 6/24-8/13

New Found Glory 6/24-8/13

Reel Big Fish 6/24-8/13

Set It Off 6/24-8/13

Sum 41 6/26-8/7

The Summer Set 7/30-8/13

Waka Flocka Flame 8/5-8/13

We The Kings 6/24-8/13

Yellowcard 6/24-8/13

Journey’s Right Foot Stage

3OH!3 7/21-7/31

ISSUES 6/24-8/13

Mayday Parade 6/24-8/13

Pepper 6/24-6/29, 7/1-7/22

Real Friends 6/24-8/13

Sleeping with Sirens 6/24-8/13

State Champs 6/24-8/13

The Maine 6/24-8/13

The Story So Far 6/24-8/13

Tonight Alive 6/24-8/13

Monster Energy Party Zone North Stage

Atreyu 7/19-8/7

Bullet For My Valentine 7/19-7/22

Crown The Empire 6/24-8/13

Every Time I Die 6/24-8/13

Ice Nine Kills 6/24-8/13

Motionless In White 6/24-8/13

The Color Morale 6/24-8/13

The Word Alive 6/24-8/13

Volumes 6/24-7/17

Whitechapel 6/24-8/13

Monster Energy Party Zone South Stage

Chelsea Grin 6/24-8/13

Coldrain 6/24-8/13

Cruel Hand 6/24-8/13

From Ashes To New 6/24-8/13

Gideon 6/24-8/13

In Hearts Wake 6/24-8/13

Oceans Ate Alaska 6/24-8/13

Vanna 6/24-8/13

Veil Of Maya 6/24-8/13

Poseidon Stage

Emarosa 6/24-8/13

I See Stars 6/24-8/13

Knuckle Puck 6/24- 8/13

Masked Intruder 6/24-8/13

Prof 7/26-8/13

Roam 6/24-8/13

SECRETS 6/24-8/13

The Heirs 6/24-8/13

The Interrupters 6/24-8/13

Young Guns 6/24-8/13

Cyclops Stage

Against The Current 6/24-8/13

Assuming We Survive 6/24-8/13

Ballyhoo! 6/24-8/13

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! 6/24-8/13

Ghost Town 6/24-8/3

Sykes 6/24-8/13

Teenage Bottlerocket 6/24-8/13

Too Close To Touch 6/24-8/13

Waterparks 6/24-8/13

Full Sail Stage

Avion Roe 6/24-7/21

Bad Seed Rising 6/24-7/27

Broadside 6/24-8/13

Cane Hill 6/24-8/13

Capsize 7/17-8/13

Dash Ten 6/24-8/13

Hail The Sun 6/24-7/16

Like Pacific 6/24-8/13

More To Monroe 7/28-8/13

Mother Feather 6/24-8/13

Old Wounds 6/24-8/13

Palaye Royale 6/24-8/13

Reckless Serenade 6/24-8/13

Safe To Say 6/24-8/13

SayWeCanFly 7/22-8/13

Silent Planet 6/24-7/17

The New Low 7/19-8/13

Wage War 6/24-8/13

With Confidence 6/24-8/13

And here is a list of the remaining tour dates:

7.5 CHARLOTTE, NC

7.6 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

7.7 SYRACUSE, NY

7.8 PHILADELPHIA, PA

7.9 NEW YORK, NY

7.10 HARTFORD, CT

7.11 SCRANTON, PA

7.13 BOSTON, MA

7.14 BUFFALO, NY

7.15 PITTSBURGH, PA

7.16 COLUMBIA, MD

7.17 HOLMDEL, NJ

7.19 INDIANAPOLIS, IN

7.20 CLEVELAND, OH

7.21 CINCINNATI, OH

7.22 DETROIT, MI

7.23 CHICAGO, IL

7.24 MINNEAPOLIS, MN

7.26 MILWAUKEE, WI

See you in the pit!

TNT

 

And The Countdown Begins! 5 Days Until Van’s Warped Tour Kicks Off!! June 12, 2015

VWTAre you getting excited??  WE ARE!  Vans Warped Tour = Summer to us and we can’t wait to hear our favorite bands and discover new music!   If you haven’t grabbed your tickets yet, what are you waiting for!  Click on the date links below on the left to view who is playing which date and the Buy link below to the right to purchase your tickets!

Nevermind the Posers will be at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on July 19th.  Come say hi!  Feel free to crowd surf over us, we promise not to drop you and to throw back your shoes if you lose ’em.

We are excited to see: Alvarez Kings, American Opera, BEARTOOTH, Born Cages, Juliet Simms, Major League, Mallory Knox, Man Overboard, MC Lars, NEW BEAT FUND, PUP, Pvris, Senses Fail, Simple Plan, Splitbreed, and The Dirty Nil

Jun 17 Anchorage, AK George M Sullivan Sports Arena The Road To Warped   buy
Jun 19 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex   buy
Jun 20 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre   buy
Jun 21 Ventura, CA Seaside Park – Ventura County Fairgrounds   buy
Jun 23 Mesa, AZ Quail Run Park   buy
Jun 24 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater   buy
Jun 25 Oklahoma City, OK Remington Park   buy
Jun 26 Houston, TX NRG Park Main St Yellow Lot   buy
Jun 27 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion   buy
Jun 28 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center   buy
Jul 01 Nashville, TN The Fairgrounds Nashville   buy
Jul 02 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood   buy
Jul 03 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park   buy
Jul 04 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds   buy
Jul 05 Orlando, FL Tinker Field   buy
Jul 06 Jacksonville, FL Tailgaters Festival Grounds   buy
Jul 07 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion   buy
Jul 08 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live   buy
Jul 09 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion   buy
Jul 10 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center   buy
Jul 11 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre   buy
Jul 12 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre   buy
Jul 14 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center   buy
Jul 15 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC   buy
Jul 16 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center   buy
Jul 17 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre   buy
Jul 18 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion   buy
Jul 19 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center   buy
Jul 21 Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain   buy
Jul 23 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center   buy
Jul 24 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills Parking Lot   buy
Jul 25 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater   buy
Jul 26 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park   buy
Jul 27 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre   buy
Jul 28 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre   buy
Jul 29 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center   buy
Jul 30 Bonner Springs, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater   buy
Aug 01 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairpark   buy
Aug 02 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Parking Lot   buy
Aug 05 San Diego, CA Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot   buy
Aug 07 Portland, OR Portland Expo Center   buy
Aug 08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater   buy
Oct 18 London, UK Alexandra Palace   buy
 

NEW BEAT FUND ANNOUNCE DEBUT FULL LENGTH ALBUM SPONGE FINGERZ April 13, 2015

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untitled Red Bull Records artists New Beat Fund are releasing their debut full length album Sponge Fingerz on June 16th. Sponge Fingerz, which was co-produced by Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Maroon 5) and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Foster the People, Beck) was recorded at LA’s legendary Sound City Studios.

New Beat Fund birthed when a piggy bank with the words “New Beat Fund” encrypted on it was catapulted into the facade of a corporate building. Jeff “Burnie Baker” Laliberte (guitar/vocals), his brother Paul “Snapz” Laliberte (bass), Shelby “Button” Archer (guitar) and Michael “Silky” Johnson (drums) came together a few years back, releasing an EP, Coinz, and touring across the country with artists like blink-182, 3OH!3, Aer and Pepper as well as at local frat parties and venues up and down the west coast. “Scare Me,” off Coinz was an early favorite on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation, it is also featured on Sponge Fingerz.

For their full-length debut, the Southern California four-piece combines sunny surf rock with elements of hip-hop, garage pop and west-coast punk, shoving it all in a blender to cook up a colorful mash-up called “G-Punk.” “It’s not just punk rock, or indie, or weird psychedelic art. We were all exposed to different things growing up, so we didn’t choose to only go in one direction,” says Shelby.“We don’t claim any certain scene,” adds Michael, “and that’s kind of what we represent as a band. We want people to be cool with being weird, and thinking about things differently. We wrote the record in Topanga Canyon—the freest place ever—we live in Southern California…that’s the whole vibe of our band. Just being weird and free.”

Sponge Fingerz includes songs like “Sikka Taking the Hard Way” with its funky dub breakdown and noodling electric guitars, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers-worthy chorus of “Halloween Birthdaze,” as well as “It’s Cool” which Kat Corbett recently premiered on her 106.7 FM KROQ radio show.

Checkout the video for “Sunday Funday”:

New Beat Fund will be out on the Vans Warped Tour all summer and they recently played the tour’s kick-off party at Nokia Theater in LA. Full tour dates are below.
5/01/15 – Lido Live – Newport Beach, CA (with Nikka Costa)
5/09/15 – Saturdazed Sonoma County Music and Arts Festival – Rohnert Park, CA (with Shwayze)
6/19/15 – Pomona Fairplex – Pomona, CA
6/20/15 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
6/21/15 – Seaside Park – Ventura, CA
6/23/15 – Quail Run Park – Mesa, AZ
6/24/15 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
6/25/15 – Remington Park – Oklahoma City, OK
6/26/15 – NRG Park Main St. Yellow Lot – Houston, TX
6/27/15 – Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
6/28/15 – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
7/01/15 – Tennessee State Fairgrounds – Nashville, TN
7/02/15 – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
7/03/15 – Vinoy Park – St. Petersburg, FL
7/04/15 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
7/05/15 – Tinker Field – Orlando, FL
7/06/16 – Morocco Shrine Auditorium and Grounds – Jacksonville, FL
7/07/15 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
7/08/15 – Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA
7/09/15 – First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
7/10/15 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
7/11/15 – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
7/12/15 – Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT
7/14/15 – Xfinity Theatre – Mansfield, MA
7/15/15 – Darien Lake PAC – Darien Center, NY
7/16/15 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
7/17/15 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, CA
7/18/15 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
7/19/15 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ – NVMP will be here!
7/21/15 – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
7/23/15 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
7/24/15 – The Palace of Auburn Hills Parking Lot – Detroit, MI
7/25/15 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
7/26/15 – Canterbury Park – Shakopee, MN
7/27/15 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Maryland Heights, MO
7/28/15 – Marcus Amphitheatre – Milwaukee, WI
7/29/15 – Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
7/30/15 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS
8/01/15 – Utah State Fairpark – Salt Lake City, UT
8/02/15 – Pepsi Center Parking Lot – Denver, CO
8/05/15 – Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot – San Diego, CA
8/07/15 – Portland Expo Center – Portland, OR
8/08/15 – White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA

 

Interview with New Beat Fund on the Van’s Warped Tour 2013 August 20, 2013

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Button:  My name is Button I play guitar.
Benny:  I’m Benny Baker the hit maker and I’m lead vocals and guitar.
Silky:  My name is Silky and I just burped.
Snapz:  I’m Snapz and play funky bass.

TNT:  How has your experience been on Warped Tour?
Silky:  Warped Tour has been absolutely amazing. This is our very first tour as a band so being thrown    into Warped Tour specifically has been absolutely insane. We feel like if we can get through this type of tour, we’re set.

Klone:  Kind of hit the ground running, right?
Silky:  Exactly. We just got thrown in.
Benny:  Like boot camp.
Silky:  We started out with three weeks on the tour and then got added to the whole tour.
Button:  Glad to be here in New York.

Klone:  So what’s the eye-opening experience of boot camp like then? What’s the first shocker you experienced on your first tour?
Snapz:  I would say the shocker was playing in Vegas and on stage it was like 120° and I almost passed out.
Benny:  He almost passed out, I put a water bottle on the black top and it literally melted the water bottle and all my water poured all over the ground. That’s how hot the blacktop was.

Klone:  Was that because you guys were playing on the blacktop?
Button:  Yeah! We brought the heat! We turned it up, we’re like “this shit ain’t hot enough let’s turn this shit up. Bam!”
Silky:  Before we started playing, it was a cool 72°.
Button:  As Vegas normally is.
Snapz:  With a chance of showers. Then the clouds parted, in came New Beat Fund.

TNT:  Tell us about the new album.
Silky:  It’s actually a six-track EP called CoiNz. We released it right before Warped Tour. It’s available for free on our website.
Button: Please enjoy and spread to friends!
Snapz:  And actually, our site is hot-boxed! So you go on our website, you can clear the smoke with your curser and then you can hotbox other people’s websites.
Benny:  Yeah, there’s a little button on the bottom right-hand corner. If you click “hotbox it,” it opens up a little thing and you type in anybody’s website, like your buddy’s website or whatever you want to hotbox. It can be the NYPD website.
Silky:  Everybody please hotbox the NYPD’s website.
Klone:  Freedom of choice and freedom of speech, so I think we should stand up for it.
Benny:  And then post it on Instagram for all your friends to see.

TNT:  I love the song “Scare Me.” How did the video shoot go?
Silky:  It was a great time. Yeah it was awesome. We basically kind of produced the entire video on our own.  It was the first song we ever recorded as a band and the first video as a band and we did it all on our own, we just want to keep it real, show people our lives in LA and along the way we picked up a crazy-ass ghost friend.
Benny:  Ghost amigo.
Button:  And to be honest with you, it was all really fun until ghosty, he got a little too…
Benny:  He started smacking girls’ asses at the end of the party and bitches got cray, he got cray, a couple people lost some limbs and a couple people got stabbed.
Silky:  It got real.
TNT:  Shit went down.
Snapz:  Actually, a girl got hit in the head by a giant cock.
Klone:  Well, it’s not a party until that happens.
Snapz:  I’m actually referring to a rooster that fell off the roof. But she did get hit by a cock.

Klone:  Do you think the fact that there are so many things that are really scary out there, is that sort of a common plane for you guys when you started to come together as a band? Is that why that’s the first song you recorded?
Benny:  Yeah, we were coming out of some shit when the lyrics to that song were written, a lot of turmoil I suppose. We like to make light of it as a comedian would, I mean obviously we spill out what we think and how we feel, but  we don’t want to be like ‘this is exactly how you should feel’ and stuff like that. A lot of kids love the song, but maybe haven’t even caught on to the full message of the song yet. So, I think as time goes on, the more music we produce in a similar light, more people will catch on to it.
Silky:  Definitely as people we observe what’s going on in the world and observe what’s going on around us and just being alive is crazy in itself, so we just kind of bring it to music.

TNT:  We appreciate you not being posers.
Snapz: We do pose for photos.
Benny: We’re actually great posers in that sense.

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TNT:  What has been your craziest experience with a fan?
Silky:  There was a weird moment on Warped Tour; our goal was to hustle our stuff and get it to as many people as possible. I was handing out round CoiNz stickers one day. This girl came up to me and kind of bumped into me and I was like “Wow, you wanna have sex, huh?” It turned out she did want to have sex.  But before that, I noticed she wasn’t wearing a bra and I was like “Well, if you take your shirt off you can put these stickers on your boobs and it will look great.” She did and she was dead sexy in them.  It was the most amazing promotion we could ever get as a band, two CoiNz staring right in your face.
Klone:  The perks of being a rock star.

TNT:  What is your definition of a poser?
Snapz:  It would be someone who doesn’t express themself truly or honestly. I think with anything you do there is a level of honesty that always has to be put into it, especially things creatively. If you’re not speaking from a true place, then I would consider you a poser.
Silky:  I feel like it’s somebody who’s trying to be like somebody else and not following what they’re passionate about. Every time you try to be like somebody else, there already is that person, so you’re never going to be that. So stop it.
Benny: Someone who fakes the funk. If you’re truly funky within, you don’t have to fake it. Don’t fake the funk kids.
Button: We love to write produce record our own music all ourselves, the four of us because it is us, it’s what we love to do and that’s who we are. That’s what NBF is. And that’s why people love us because we’re honest, because of that fact. I would say if someone is doing something for the wrong reason, then they’re a poser.

After finishing up the entire Van’s Warped Tour, New Beat Fund will be tour with Blink 182 in September!
9/06 at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ
9/08 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
9/10 at Starland Ballroom in Sayerville, NJ
9/11 at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY
9/12 at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA

 

Van’s Warped Tour 2012 – Photo Pit Scrapbook August 6, 2012

Check out Dave The Klone’s photos from this year’s Warped Tour at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on July 21st, 2012.

 

“Summer Fling Don’t Mean A Thing” by NFG June 16, 2012

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New summer anthem?  I think so.  I didn’t realize how close Van’s Warped Tour is!   Are you ready?  NVMP certainly is!  2012 will be the 10th year we tear up the tour and bring you the latest bands to check out.  Stay tuned for more!  Happy Summer, Happy Warped Tour, Happy Music Festival Season!!!