Take Action Tour 09 Review of Bands + Contest

Posted May 27, 2009 by shooting in Uncategorized / 14 Comments

Take Action Tour-A Review of the Bands

The Take Action Tour has been over for a little while now and the only reason I’m not freaking out about being so late is because I was at the last show…so I can’t promote this years’ tour, only the bands and the idea of the tour so you can go next year or see the bands at some other point this coming summer and fall. Believe me, they are all worth it in some regard!

Anarbor: Gave a great performance, awesome band to kick start the show. Music was good. My new “I must have their album” band. Seriously, I really do need to look into buying their music. I would have that night if I had more money.


Breathe Carolina: Their show gave off the vibe of a club with the lasers and lights. Exciting to watch, give a fun show. I wasn’t a huge fan of them, but if you do like their music or are just looking to have a really good time…they are a good choice. I enjoyed their set a lot!


Every Avenue: A bit more mellow than Breathe Carolina but they were a band that I’d enjoyed listening too online, so I’d say give them a listen. If you like pop/rock, you might enjoy them.


Meg & Dia: Meg&Dia: Amazing vocals. Stand out performance was for “Halloween” about a friend who passed away in a drunk driving accident. The song is available on the Take Action Tour compilation. Emotional, raw performance that really drew the crowd in.

Cute is What We Aim For: I’d seen CWWAF before, but I’d never seen their whole set. I must say, it was fun. I have to keep in mind that this was the last show of the tour (if you ever get to see one of those, go!) and all bets are pretty much off. The vocals and performance in genenral were still good but the band just had fun. I guess this is the group most of you might recognize so if you like them, seeing them live should be a good time. If you don’t know them, definitely listen to the song “Fourth Drink Instinct” which is a favorite of mine and one they sang! I was super happy!


Take Action Tour: Taken from their website, “The recently wrapped, eighth annual 2009 Take Action! Tour came to a culmination after two months and 40 shows, with one last hurrah in Cincinnati, OH on April 1, 2009. The nationwide charity tour raises funds and awareness for youth involvement in charitable action, and for the second straight year Take Action has chosen not-for-profit organization DoSomething.org to benefit from the funds raised and to help spread the message of action to young people across the US and Canada.” http://media.hopelessrecords.com/wordpress/


If you find you like at least one of the bands on next year’s tour (which I’ll try and post about) then go and see a show if you can. Fun, live show, and you are helping really great causes by buying a ticket. I believe some of the money from their compilation album goes to Dosomething.org as well.

Contest for that at the bottom!

The following pictures are of Meg&Dia (a full band) and Cute is What We Aim For.

All belong too: Kari Becker


Cute is What We Aim For


When I saw the Take Action tour I bought two copies of that year’s compilation album which has songs from everyone on the tour as well as other bands and even a DVD with some videos. If you want to hear Meg&Dia’s song “Halloween” which is a new favorite of mine after hearing them live, then you need this album. So go and buy it. For now, try and win it! 🙂

Enter: Comment on here about the tour, one of the bands, photos, etc.

Open to: U.S. only!

Ends: June 31st

Prize: One copy of the compilation album (tracklist below)


Cute Is What We Aim For PSA

2Cute Is What We Aim For – Doctor

3Motion City Soundtrack – Fell In Love Without You

4Emery – The Smile, The Face

5There For Tomorrow – Remember When (Used To Be Used To It

)6The Spill Canvas – All Over You (Live In Sioux Falls) *Unreleased

7Breathe Carolina – Diamonds

8Forever The Sickest Kids – The Party Song

9Versa Emerge – In Pursuing Design

10Meg & Dia – Halloween *Unreleased

11Ace Enders – Reaction

12Anarbor – The Brightest Green

13Every Avenue – Think Of You Later (Empty Room)

14You Me At Six – Jealous Minds Think Alike

15Bayside – You’ve Already Been

16Red Car Wire – Timing Just Isn’t Your Thing

17Sing It Loud – Come Around

18Cinematic Sunrise – Umbrellas and Elephants

19Four Year Strong – So Hot, And You Sweat On It *Unreleased

20All Time Low – Remembering Sunday


1Motion City Soundtrack – Fell In Love Without You

2Hit The Lights – Stay Out

3All Time Low – Poppin’ Champagne (Remix Video) *Unreleased

4There For Tomorrow – No More Room To Breathe

5Plain White T’s – Natural Disaster

6Hawthorne Heights – Somewhere In Between

7Portugal, The Man – Lay Me Back Down

8Rise Against – The Good Left Undone (Live at Hurricane Festival) *Unreleased

9Underoath – Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

11Maylene and the Sons of Disaster – The Day Hell Broke Loose At Sicard Hollow

12Foxy Shazam – A Dangerous Man

13Before Their Eyes – Life Was All A Dream

14Do Something – Overview Video

14 responses to “Take Action Tour 09 Review of Bands + Contest

  1. Khy

    Anarbor, ahh. My friend is scary obsessed with them. And I mean SCARY.

    She’s also obsessed with Dave from Cute is What We Aim For. She’s an obsessive person.

  2. I love CIWWAF!! I saw them about 2 years ago, and tit was soooo fun! I’ve alwasy wanted to go to the Take Action Tour, too. They have soo many of my fave bands playing!

    Thank you sooo much!!!

  3. So I have to admit that I've heard great things about all of these bands, but the only one I actually listen to is The Spill Canvas, who I love. Sounds like an awesome tour, can't believe I've never heard of it before. Those are great pictures as well- love female guitar players!


  4. I'd really love to win this! I love finding new music and some of these bands I've heard of but don't really know about and I love the Spill Canvas CD I have (really need to find it!).


  5. Pam

    I've never heard of either of these bands, but would love to try out their music. Great pics and it looks and sounds like you had a good time!


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