POZ Review: Fall Out Boy - Save Rock And Roll
Save rock and roll.
A wink. A nod. A subtle roll of the eyes. Fall Out Boy has made a career out of self-deprecation, and on Save Rock And Roll, they pick up right where they left off four years ago.
Fall Out Boy put out an album today. I had some thoughts on it.
POZ Discussion: SXSW Survival Guide
South By Southwest Music And Media Conference, the industry’s yearly buzz-band bacchanalia, kicks off this Tuesday in Austin, TX, and PropertyOfZack will be on the scene. SXSW can get a little overwhelming, to say the least: over the course of the event’s six days, over 2000 bands will perform on more than 100 stages across the city, and that’s only counting “official” events. Here are some tips to not just surviving but thriving during the craziest — and best! — week of the year. Read up, and feel free to reblog with your tips as well!
So as I mentioned in my last post, I’ll be headed down to Austin tomorrow for a week of craziness known as SXSW. It’s a “working vacation” for me; I’ll be having fun catching bands and reconnecting with friends and meeting colleagues (or at least people I would like to call colleagues!), but I’ll also be filing at least one story each day over at POZ (the first is above), as well doing some interviews and such that will run once I return.
I’ll try and keep my Clips page updated during the week, and will probably put up a post linking back to all my coverage sometime after I get back, but in the meantime, keep your eye on POZ (and our Instagram!) to see what I’m up to during the week.
(Also, apologies for this place becoming POZ Reblog Central as of late. That’s where most of my writing energy has been going this year; come April, I’ll get back to more original content)
POZ March Sadness: Announcement + Vote-In Round
We’ve talked about doing a fun POZ response to March Madness for well over a year now, and today is the day that we are launching March Sadness - an emo-lover’s substitute for NCAA bracket season (it’s cool if you dig the basketball too, this is just sadder).
March Sadness consists of a vote-in round (that’s today!) followed by 16-bracket spots broken down into 90’s, Early 2000’s, MId 2000’s, and Modern Day Emo. We are limiting ourselves to 20 bands that will be voted down to 16 by Monday’s Sad 16 launch.
We realize “emo” is both a subjective word and genre, but March Sadness is all about us having fun and interacting as a community. So please click “Read More” below and join us in voting for four out of five of your favorite bands in each emo category through Sunday evening, and the Sad 16 will launch on Monday!
Because everyone needs a good cry now and then. Get your preliminary votes in now, pass this around, and come join us at PoZ on Monday as we kick off March Sadness with the Sad 16 brackets!
POZ Decade: Finch - What It Is To Burn
2013 is going to be an incredible year to reflect back on the music we love and the memories attached to songs we still know better than any others. We’ve created a new PropertyOfZack feature called Decade to celebrate those albums that we love and the albums that have inspired a new wave of music in their path. Decade will be a frequent feature on the site taking place around the ten year anniversaries of albums or their tours.
We’re kicking off Decade which Finch, who recently began their What It Is To Burnanniversary tour. We have commentary on the album via team members Jesse Richman and Adrienne Fisher, Under The Gun friend of the site Dan Bogosian, Joe Cubera of American Dream Records, and Buddy Nielsen from Senses Fail that has all been compiled by Managing Editor Josh Hammond. Enjoy and reblog to let us know your thoughts on What It Is To Burn over ten years later!
This is the first of an extensive series of album overviews we’ll be running this year, and I’m stoked to be participating on a number of them. 2003 was a big big year — for the scene generally, but also for my own progression as a music fan, and a lot of the albums we’re covering in Decade were crucial to my personal journey in taste. It’s going to be fun to look back on what sort of legacy these albums have been left with; to celebrate and enjoy the ones we still cherish, and to reconnect with the ones that maybe don’t hold up (and perhaps remember why they were so important at the time).