Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Adam's side project, debut show + album soon! *Updated*

Two new songs (PRO and Party Like Me) have been added to Reckless Kinds reverbnation . Check them out here

We recently learned from Adam Carson himself that he is involved in a new band called The Reckless Kind. According to their Twitter account, they are a "A 5 piece, super heavy soul band from the San Francisco Bay Area", and from what we could gather, they were previously known as "Rattlesnake", though Adam wasn't a member of the band when they were called like that. They entered studio last month and they just finished recording their debut album. Check out more from The Reckless Kind at their website here

Their debut show will be at Elbo Room in San Francisco on 30/05/2011, the show will be 21+.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Win Tickets To See Blaqk Audio in Reno, NV, on June 3rd!

Check out this radio spot for the show, the contest is mentioned!

We have been working with Silva Artist Management and Forever Music, the promoter for Blaqk Audio’s show in Reno, and we are now able to announce contests for five lucky winners to get a pair of tickets to the show on June 3rd!

The first three* pairs will be given to someone who Tweets the following message:

“I want to win a pair of tickets to see Blaqk Audio in Reno, NV, from! @AFINewsHQ”

Then, email a screenshot to with the title “Blaqk Audio at Boggan’s Friday Night Boom Twitter Contest” before 11:59PM, Pacific time, on May 31st to enter. The winner will be picked at random from the entries received.

To enter for one of the other two* pairs, send a separate email to with the subject “Blaqk Audio at Boggan’s Friday Night Boom Writing Contest”. Let us know why you think you should win a pair of tickets to see Blaqk Audio in 100 words or less. The AFI News HQ staff will pick the winners using our judgment for who deserves the tickets most. Please submit entries by May 28th for this contest as judging could take some time.

Before you enter either contest, please make sure that you can provide transportation to and from the concert before you enter, as that is up to you.

*We originally posted that 2 pairs would be given away on Twitter and 3 in the writing contest, this has now been switched.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Answers Posted: Hunter Macbeth Shoes Contest

Congratulations to our winner, Zoe from Renton, WA!

Win a pair of new Eliot Premium's from Hunters Studio Project by answering the following questions correctly:

1. What was AFI's first live release? Eddie Picnic's All Wet-March 18th, 1994
2. What was the band (other than AFI) that Hunter played in during the Art Of Drowning and Sing The Sorrow era? The Frisk
3. Name the song in which Hunter sang lead vocals of the chorus in 1999. Transference-Listen
4. Name the song in which Hunter wrote the overall structure for between 1998 and 2003. Carcinogen Crush.

Email your answers to, one winner will be chosen at random from the correct answers. The contest ends at 11:59PM Eastern on Sunday night. Good Luck!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Regarding rumors of AFI being dropped from Interscope:

Despite what some sources say, AFI was not dropped by Interscope. Their contract ended with the end of the Crash Love cycle last year. Unless they re-sign with Interscope, which many think is unlikely, they will need to find a new label. There have been rumors that they will sign to EMI/Virgin but this is just speculation.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Zu Boutique Sale

Via their twitter, Zu Boutique has announced a sale on two of their most recent shirts, Racer X and Flaunt It if Ya Got It. The price of these two shirts has gone down from 63.00 to 30.00. Domestic orders still have free shipping.