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Latest Tour Information

The Format :

Feb 22 2007 6:00P
Astro Hall Tokyo
Mar 28 2007 8:00P
Wake Forest University/Benson University Center Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Mar 30 2007 8:00P
Grand Opera House/Mercer University Macon, Georgia
Mar 31 2007 8:00P
Wabash College/Chadwick Court Crawfordsville, Indiana

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The Format is a rock band formed by Arizona natives Nate Ruess and Sam Means. Their style can be considered a mixture of both pop and alternative, and is difficult to place in any one particular genre due to their use of various stylistic influences. Their diverse mix of sounds and exploration of different musical combinations set them apart from most indie bands. Though Means and Ruess are the foremost members of the band they tour and record with Mike Schey, Mark Buzard, Don Raymond, and Sean McCall. The Format chose their name to make fun of the music industry's inclination towards a cookie-cutter "format" for a hit. Despite some critique from the mainstream music industry, the duo's first single, aptly titled "The First Single," from their five song demo, EP, became locally popular and led to the two signing with Elektra Records in 2002...[More]

Hello Goodbye :

Apr 27 2007 8:00P
Give it a Name Festival London
Apr 29 2007 8:00P
Give it a Name Festival Birmingham
May 5 2007 12:00P
Bamboozle East Rutherford, New Jersey

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The band was initiated in 2001 as a recording project by Huntington Beach High School student Forrest Kline. With the aid of fellow student Jesse Kurvink, Kline started recording synthesized power pop songs on his computer, which originally only served the purpose of entertaining their friends. However, hellogoodbye's fanbase grew steadily, as more and more of their songs appeared on MP3.com — a total of eleven which spread on fan-assembled CD-Rs labeled The Parachute EP and served as demos for both their following EP and full-length. Originally The Parachute EP was planned to be officially released containing four songs, however, only a handful of copies were burnt by Kline himself.[1] According to Kline, the band name was inspired by the Beatles song "Hello, Goodbye", as well as a line from the TV series Saved by the Bell, and the general transience of opportunities.[More]

Pompeii :

Feb 26 2007 10:00P
Emos Austin, Texas
Mar 14 2007 8:00P
Sanctuary San Antonio
Mar 16 2007 8:00P
Redrum SXSW EYEBALL SHOWCASE Austin, Texas

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Pompeii's music is a thing of elegance and eloquence, splendor and daring. In just over a two-year lifespan, the five members of Pompeii have managed to construct a monument of evocative emotion, ambitious sound, and infinite vision. The foundation is a solid work of desire and commitment, held cohesively by the undeniable talent and passion of Dean Stafford (vocals, guitar), Erik Johnson (guitar), Caitlin Bailey (cello), Rob Davidson (drums) and Shane Stevens (bass).
The quintet's debut album, Assembly, is the sound of music that has the gift of appeasing not only the ears, but the heart, mind and soul. Pompeii will quietly and seductively enter with a mild whisper, giving their music the chance to make the name Pompeii come to life. Distort Mag.UK states, "Pitching camp in the no-man's land between latter-day Nada Surf and Death Cab For Cutie, these Austin-based newcomers lavish us with tasteful, thoughtful, American indie of the highest order."[More]

 

The Album Leaf:

Feb 14 2007 8:00P
Maria Berlin
Feb 15 2007 8:00P
Uebel & Gefaehrlich Hamburg
Feb 16 2007 8:00P
Paradiso Amsterdam
Feb 17 2007 8:00P
Music in Mind festival Brugge
Feb 18 2007 8:00P
Le Grand Mix Roubiax
Feb 20 2007 8:00P
Point Ephemere Paris

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Jimmy LaValle had been playing guitar in the post-rock instrumental band Tristeza. Being a multi-instumentalist, during downtime In the fall of 1998, he began playing drums for San Diego band GoGoGo Airheart. Singer and guitarist for the group, Mike Vermillion, (which later inspired the song name "Vermillion" on "One Day I'll Be on time recorded LaValle doing improvised material playing to a vintage roland drum machine on a Rhodes Piano that would become his first full-length, the 10-track An Orchestrated Rise to Fall. Benjamin White of GoGoGo Airheart and Vermillion both supplied added improvisation with Synthesizers and Vocals to these recordings.
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