Rock acts on television this week include Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, who visits ‘Daily Download’ on Monday; Sleater-Kinney, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Monday; American Hi-Fi, who visit ‘Daily Download’ on Wednesday; Reliant K, who are featured on ‘Total Request Live’s ‘Pre-RL’; Def Leppard, who perform on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Thursday.
Rock acts on television this week include the Bravery, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Tuesday; Better Than Ezra, who perform on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Tuesday; Athlete, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday; Kaiser Chiefs, who perform on ‘Late Night’ on Wednesday; Foo Fighters, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Thursday; American Hi-Fi, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Thursday; and TRUSTcompany, who perform on ‘Last Call’ on Friday.
Bowling for Soup and American Hi-Fi performed in Concert at Irving Plaza on March 31st in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.
The Features, American Hi-Fi, Ben Kweller, and The Walkmen were on hand for ‘Live it Loud’ with Dentyne at Irving Plaza on Monday (March 28) in New York City. The Kick-off event benefits the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in America’s public schools by restoring music programs in cities across the country. CHeck out pictures from GettyImages (arrivals / show), WireImage, and FilmMagic.
Jaret Reddick and Erik Chandler of Bowling For Soup and American Hi-Fi were in studio on KISS 106.1 FM’s Jackie & Bender Show in Seattle on Friday (January 21). They quizzed callers and took some alcohol shots, and performed a cover of Poison’s ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn’. Audio at kiss1061.com has since been removed.
American Hi-Fi is out with the video to their new single ‘The Geeks Get The Girls’ from their album ‘Hearts On Parade’. Check it out below.
WireImage has photos of American Hi-Fi on their The Art of Losing Tour 2003 stop in San Jose on Saturday (June 7) at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Check out the pictures here.
Sophia Asare of the Cornell Daily Sun reviewed the new American Hi-fi album ‘The Art of Losing’ giving it 2 1/2 stars. Asare writes, “Perhaps the thing that bothered me most is the group’s persona as a voice for American adolescence. [Frontman Stacy Jones] screams ‘We’re the kids of America’ at the end of the album’s first single ‘The Art of Losing’, but uh … no you’re not … you’re 32. Aside from the album’s shortcomings, if pure brainless fun is what you’re looking for, ‘The Art of Losing’ will do.” Cornellsun.com has since removed the article.
Dante DelVecchio of the Penn State Collegian reviewed American Hi-Fi’s latest release ‘The Art of Losing’, saying it was titled quite appropriately. DelVecchio explained, “People listening to this album will be losing … lots of precious time. Time not only just wasted on giving this waste a chance, but also time spent wondering where they heard the songs before. In fact, the only thing American Hi-Fi seems to do well is mimic other bands’ sounds.”
The story at collegian.psu.edu has since been removed.
American Hi-Fi are offering party advice in the April edition of Blender. Frontman Stacy Jones says, “You need a keg, a beer bong, and a lot of plastic cups – no Styrofoam! Onstage we’ll ask, ‘Who’s having a fu**in’ party tonight?’ Some fans will take us to a house we can trash. It’s good to be able to have one keg inside and a keg on a porch or patio, so you can go outside for a while – and maybe have some wine coolers for the girls.”