One Piece is a peculiar series, made up of equal parts touching and ridiculous. I’m not even 1/10 of the way through the 576 episode (to date) anime, and I’m completely riveted by its insane world.
The series follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who dreams of becoming the Pirate King. In order to claim the title, the headstrong Luffy seeks out the eponymous treasure One Piece, which was stashed somewhere in a dangerous and mysterious sea. A humble protagonist, Luffy knows he can’t go it alone, quickly recruiting an array of unlikely members for his pirate crew: A pirate-hunting swordsman who wields three blades (two in his hands, one in his teeth – it’s as ridiculous as it sounds), a treacherous thief with a noble cause, a cowardly liar with love in his heart, and a seasoned chef who can shatter stone with his feet…
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American hardcore band The Ghost Inside have announced a European tour in January and February next year. The three-week run will start on January 25th in Cologne (Germany), and will give fans a chance to see the band’s performance after their latest release Get What You Give.The tour will also feature performances by Deez Nuts (co-headliners), Stray from the Path and Devil in Me.
January 25th – Cologne, Essigfabrik (DE)
January 26th – Leipzig, Conne Island (DE)
January 27th – Münster, Skater Palace Café (DE)
January 28th – Hamburg, Logo (DE)
January 29th – Trollhättan, N3 (SE)
January 30th – Oslo, Subscene (NO)
January 31st – Stockholm, Huset Huddinge (SE)
February 2nd – Helsinki, Nosturi (FI)
February 4th – Lyngby, Templet (DK)
February 5th – Berlin, C-Club (DE)
February 6th – Prague, Futurum (CZ)
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Had to opportunity to get to Houston yesterday and catch most of the show for the AP Tour. My intentions were to talk to Miss May I and catch their show, but was also able to catch Like Moths to Flames. Score on that one.
Talking to the Miss May I guys, Levi Benton and Ryan Neff, before the show, we discussed being moved from the main room of The House of Blues to the much smaller Peacock Room. A band was signed at the last moment and some scrambling had to be done, but I believe that the guys put on a much more intimate show from the Peacock. Since the guys have been touring for the last few years, including over seas, they have played much larger venues than this. Sure, it was a step back, but the guys took it in stride and were excited to be…
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A Day to Remember is a post-hardcore, pop-punk band from Ocala, Fla. Their album titled Homesick consumed my life freshman year of college. I literally played the crap out of that album. And when What Separates Me From You came out, I was drawn back in once again. I think that A Day to Remember is one of those bands that has successfully found the perfect middle ground between the different styles they want to play. Although they started as a more hardcore band, they have become very mainstream and have songs now that aren’t hardcore at all. My favorite A Day to Remember songs are the ones that blend their pop rock side and their hardcore metal side because those are the songs that really show what the band is all about. I would love to get to see ADTR (A Day to Remember) in concert someday because I…
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