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by Kristi Lee // Thursday, January 31, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


One of Alternative Press' 100 Bands You Need to Know in 2008, The Frantic were nominated for two Q101 Radio ("Q101-y") Awards in the Best Chicago Artist of 2007 and Rookie of the Year categories and guess what? Chi-town listeners voted and The Frantic slayed the competiton! When the results were announced this week, the band beat out Rise Against, Chevelle, and Grammy nominated Plain White T's for Best Chicago Artist of '07 and came ahead of Atreyu, Against Me!, and Silversun Pickups for Rookie of the Year! recently posted a tour diary from the boys in the Frantic and you check it out here!!

Yesterday, The Frantic drummer Brett Hartwell stopped by Kat Von D's High Voltage tattoo shop in Los Angeles where he got his very first tattoo from Chicago homegirl, Kim Saigh. His visit will show up on an upcoming episode of TLC's LA INK so stay tuned for air dates!

Visit for more info and catch them on tour starting Feb 8th and at SXSW in March (see dates below).

What others are saying about The Frantic:

"Like hometown pop/punk heroes Alkaline Trio, The Frantic's music has found that fragile balance between pop and punk that can simultaneously cause a nose bloodying circle pit and mass sing-alongs."-

"Say hello to The Frantic, an honest-to-goodness high school rock band with crafty punk leanings so close to Rise Against's early days it's scary...."- Beep
"26 minutes of fun, snotty, sing-along pop-punk, more reminiscent of classic Screeching Weasel or NOFX than the sort of super-slick dross you might expect....these pretension-free songs turn on snappy choruses and boppy rhythms that will bring summer to your stereo long into winter."
- Daily Herald (Chicago)

"There's not a lot of real punk music left anymore - not punk music with passion....but The Frantic have created a record that encompasses these qualities, while still feeling like a good old-fashioned party...These young Chicagoans combine the raw power of The Sex Pistols with the hooks of Set Your Goals.... Audio & Murder bursts into action with a shout of "We're the Frantic! Who the f**k are you?!" and Ramones-esque "hey hey hey"s over pounding drums and stuttering guitars...."-

"With a foundation cemented in straight up punk and a shell accented with catchy hooks and just enough mainstream flair, The Frantic are sure to be another Chicago-spawned phenomenon..."

"The Frantic is a relatively young pop-punk band that considers every track of their record a chance to make you jump up and dance down and scream your head off. Incorporating solid drumming, power-chord chugging, synthesized keyboard accompaniment and gritty sing-along lyricism, The Frantic is a fun way to get your daily dose of punk rock."

"It's hard to listen to Audio & Murder without enjoying yourself. The high-energy guitar and drums sound almost anachronistic, hailing back to a Ramones era of jumping and yelling wildly in a fast-paced chaos...."- UR Chicago

The Frantic On Tour:

Feb 8 2008 7:00P
Mission Theater - All Ages Mission, Kansas
Feb 9 2008 6:00P
REBELS - All Ages Council Bluffs, Iowa
Feb 12 2008 8:00P
Friends & Co. (w/ One Small Step For Landmines, Anticrew, and House Cup) - 21+ Charleston, Illinois
Feb 13 2008 7:00P
2 Cents Plain (w/ One Small Step For Landmines) - (All Ages) St. Louis, Missouri
Feb 14 2008 6:00P
Mojoes Rock House (w/ One Small Step For Landmines) - (All Ages) Tinley Park, Illinois
Feb 15 2008 7:00P
The Warehouse (w/ One Small Step For Landmines) - (All Ages) La Crosse, Wisconsin
Feb 17 2008 5:00P
Mac's Bar (w/ One Small Step For Landmines) - (All Ages) Lansing, Michigan
Feb 18 2008 7:00P
Poison Room (w/ One Small Step For Landmines) - (18+) Cincinnati, Ohio
Feb 19 2008 7:00P
Peabody's (w/ One Small Step For Landmines) - (All Ages) Cleveland, Ohio
Feb 20 2008 7:00P
Valentine's (w/ One Small Step For Landmines) - (All Ages) Albany, New York
Feb 21 2008 9:00P
The Haunt (w/ The Berettas) - 18+ Ithaca, New York
Feb 22 2008 7:00P
The Sterling Hotel (w/ One Small Step For Landmines) - (All Ages) Allentown, Pennsylvania
Feb 23 2008 7:00P
Luna Lounge (w/ One Small Step For Landmines) - (18+) Brooklyn, New York
Feb 24 2008 7:00P
Plan B (w/ One Small Step For Landmines) - (All Ages) Danville, Virginia
Feb 25 2008 9:00P
Soapbox Laundro-Lounge (w/ One Small Step For Landmines) - (All Ages) Wilmington, North Carolina
Feb 26 2008 7:00P
Masquerade (w/ One Small Step For Landmines) - (All Ages) Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 27 2008 8:00P
Jack Rabbit's (w/ One Small Step For Landmines) - All Ages Jacksonville, Florida
Feb 28 2008 6:00P
Big Daddy's (w/ One Small Step For Landmines) - (All Ages) Tallahassee, Florida
Mar 1 2008 6:30P
Vino's (w/ One Small Step For Landmines) - (All Ages) Little Rock, Arkansas
Mar 7 2008 8:00P
Outland Ballroom (w/ Flatfoot 56 and Dead Town Revival) - 21+ Springfield, Missouri
Mar 8 2008 7:00P
The Foundry Music Theater (w/ Flatfoot 56 and Dead Town Revival) - All Ages Joplin, Missouri
Mar 9 2008 6:30P
King of Clubs (w/ Flatfoot 56 and Dead Town Revival) - All Ages Claremore, Oklahoma
Mar 12 2008 8:00P
TBD @ SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 13 2008 8:00P
Texas Rock Fest (Date may change) Austin, Texas
Mar 14 2008 8:00P
HEADHUNTERS (Sinister Muse Records 'Biggest Little Party In Austin 2008' During SXSW) Austin, Texas
Mar 15 2008 5:00P
RedGorilla Fest (Date may change) Austin, Texas
Mar 20 2008 7:00P
The Poison Room (w/ Black Tie Affair and Asphodel Fields) - 18+ Cinicinnati, Ohio

by Kristi Lee // Monday, January 28, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


The Black Dahlia Murder will team up with Animosity and Brain Drill for some March touring. The following dates have been confirmed:

3/6 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small's
3/7 Lemoyne, PA @ Championship
3/8 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
3/10 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
3/11 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
3/12 Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox Laundrolounge
3/13 Harrisonburg, VA @ Garibaldis
3/14 Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter
3/15 Grand Rapids, MI @ Skelletones
3/16 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place

by Kristi Lee // Friday, January 25, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

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Hometown: Los Angeles, USA
Famous for: In Prime Time TV and Gamer Videos
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Genre: Rock, Hardcore, Screamo
Hometown: Anna Bay, Australia
Famous For: #1 on Triple J Punk Charts
Must Hear Song: Daybreak

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Genre: Metal, Rock
Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Famous For: Same hometown of Georges St. Pierre
Must Hear Song: Under the Mask

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by Kristi Lee // Friday, January 25, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


Sources from Metallica's record label reportedly told Stereo Warning that the release of the band's new album has once again been pushed back. The up-coming follow-up to St. Anger now apparently won't be available until September this year. Lars Ulrich made the first claim that it would see light in February, but then the release date changed to April. That, too, changed when the band was still in the studio months later. The last time Metallica took so long in the studio resulted in the "Black Album".