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The Academy Is …, Mest on DJ Rossstar Tonight

Mest will be tonight’s studio guest on DJ Rossstar’s Punk Show at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET). The pop-punk band called it quits in 2006 but singer Tony Lovato is reviving Mest by himself with a free E.P. and U.S. tour on the way. The Academy Is …, will be releasing their third full-length, Fast Times at Barrington High, on August 19 and singer William Beckett is calling in tonight to answer [almost] any questions you have about the new record and upcoming tours. If you have questions for Mest and The Academy Is, you can instant message us… Read more »


The Academy Is … Say New Album Doesn't Sound Like FOB

To the Academy Is …, the name “Santi” means many things, none of which make very much sense. “Adam [Siska], our bass player, had this enemy in high school whose last name was Santiago, but everyone called him Santi, and he had associates called, like, Panti, Canti and Fruscianti or something,” drummer Andy “the Butcher” Mrotek explained. “Adam always hated the name Santi, so to annoy him, we all started saying it instead of ‘thank you’ or ‘cheers’ or anything. So it started out as this incredibly stupid thing, the kind of stupid thing you do in a band on… Read more »


The Academy Is…, Plain White T's Announce Summer Tour

The Academy Is… and Plain White T’s recently announced a series of dates with Days Away and June: July 6, 2005 – Des Moines, IA – House of Bricks July 7, 2005 – Minneapolis, MN – The Ascot Room July 8, 2005 – Freeport, IL – Freeport Convention Center July 9, 2005 – LaCrosse, WI – The Warehouse Nightclub July 10, 2005 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection July 12, 2005 – Toledo, OH – Headliners – 650 July 13, 2005 – Columbus, OH – The Basement at Newport Music Hall July 14, 2005 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club… Read more »

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