Coheed and Cambria announces “NeverEnder GAIBSIV” tour w/ The Dear Hunter (05/18 Pittsburgh Stage AE)

 

Coheed and Cambria announces “NEVERENDER GAIBSIV” tour this Spring
+ set to play landmark concept album Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV in its entirety
+ singer Claudio Sanchez announces new comic of the same name as part of The Amory War series
The multi-dimensional, progressive-rock band, Coheed and Cambria announced today that they will be touring the US this spring, performing their landmark third album, “Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness”, in its entirety. The tour, entitled NEVERENDER GAIBSIV, will take the band across North America commencing on April 11, and ending May 20, and including stops at the Hollywood Palladium; Aragon Theater in Chicago; and the Blues Hill Bank Pavilion in Boston.  Support on all non-festival dates will be from The Dear Hunter.  Full list of dates are listed below.
Good Apollo, The epic 72-minute recording considered by most as the bands most progressive album, and including two of the band’s most known singles (Welcome Home and The Suffering) and  selling over a million records worldwide. The band’s legion of fans grows every year, and the NEVERENDER concept now holds a special place within the culture of the Coheed community. NEVERENDER is the moniker given to these album performances by the band and it first started in 2008, when Coheed performed their first 4 albums over 4 nights – completing the feat in 4 different cities – New York, London, Chicago and Los Angeles.  The band’s concept albums lend themselves particularly well to the live setting.
Simultaneously, singer Claudio Sanchez announced on CBR.com (Comic Book Resources) his plans to release a 12-issue comic book for “Good Apollo” as part of his The Amory Wars series which comes this spring from Boom! Studios.  The story, which loosely follows the lyrics of the album, centers around protagonist Claudio Kilgannon and the shocking discovery that he is The Crowing, a entity prophesied about in the holy book, who must dole out God’s judgment to destroy the universe.
Tickets for NEVERENDER GAIBSIV go on sale to the public this Friday, January 27, but one can find tickets sooner by visiting www.coheedandcambria.com for more details.
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“Neverender GAIBSIV” with The Dear Hunter:
04/11 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
04/13 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
04/14 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
04/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
04/18 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
04/19 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
04/22 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
04/22 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
04/25 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
04/26 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
04/27 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
04/29 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville*
04/30 – Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
05/02 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
05/03 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
05/05 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
05/06 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
05/07 – Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion*
05/09 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
05/10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
05/11 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
05/13 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05/15 – Saint Louis, MO – The Pageant
05/16 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
05/18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE – Indoor
05/19 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
05/20 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range Festival*
*Festival show, No Neverender or The Dear Hunter

Coheed and Cambria debut new video | release “The Color Before The Sun: Deconstructed Deluxe”

+ upcoming tour w/ Saves The Day and Polyphia
+ “The Color Before The Sun” (Deconstructed Deluxe) available digitally via 300 Entertainment
Coheed and Cambria have released a digital deluxe edition of their eighth studio album, entitled The Color Before The Sun: Deconstructed. The collection was made available August 19 via 300 Entertainment. In conjunction with the rerelease, the band are now premiering a video for one of the two bonus demos, “Bridge and Tunnel.” The clip features stunning views of NYC and it’s skyline, an ode to the city that has had an overwhelming influence on the band.
The 30-track presentation features the original album’s 10 songs, both in the studio, and in their early acoustic demo form, as well as two bonus demos that were never recorded in the studio. The demos, called, “Big Beige/4th St,” were named after band frontman, Claudio Sanchez‘s home, “The Big Beige” in upstate NY as well as his old apartment in Brooklyn, “4th Street” – since he wrote and documented them in each residence. These mostly acoustic demo tracks had previously only been made available to core fans who purchased the band’s Limited Edition Deluxe Box set, which featured a 76 page physical book.  Also included in “Deconstructed” are 7 live “bootleg” tracks pulled straight from the soundboard from various dates on their recent US headline tour, that expose a very raw look at the band.

Coheed and Cambria’s ten song album, The Color Before The Sun was released in October 2015 via 300 Entertainment, marking a bold departure for the NY-based band. It was their first non-conceptual album, pausing the beloved The Amory Wars, a seven-album science fiction saga that also bore a comic book empire, in favor of a more personal outing.  “It’s very much a time capsule of the two years leading up to this recording,” Claudio Sanchez said. “I first created The Amory Wars in 1998 because at the time, I was afraid to share my personal stories. I didn’t want them or the subject matter to be judged, so I translated my personal experiences into these fictitious characters and landscapes so I could hide behind them. With The Color Before the Sun, I figured it was time to pull back the curtain.”
Rolling Stone declared The Color Before The Sun “a dramatic departure,” Noisey said the new album proves “there are no boundaries for a Coheed and Cambria album” and Alternative Press, in a four-star review, added “the album pops and pulsates with signature Coheed wails and riffs.” The Nerdist,who premiered the band’s ode to the ‘80s video for “You Got Spirit, Kid”, said the new music “features much of what has made Coheed and Cambria a force for the last two decades.” The Color Before The Sun was Coheed and Cambria’s 6th consecutive Top 10 Billboard charting album, and their third to debut at #5 on the Billboard top current chart with 32,000 units sold.
Coheed and Cambria will be on the road in The States this Fall, on a massive tour with Saves The Day and Polyphia.  Kicking off in Seattle this September, the tour takes the band through U.S. markets including a sold out show in Sacramento,  Chainfest in Santa Ana, CA (with Portugal the Man and Title Fight), a handful of stops in Canada and closing out with an already sold out show at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey.
The band will also be touring through the UK this August, appearing at Leeds and Reading Festival, with additional dates with La Dispute and mewithoutYou.
“Deconstructed Deluxe is available now via 300 Entertainment and can be purchased on  iTunesAmazon and GooglePlay and is available for streaming via Spotify.
The Color Before The Sun (Deconstructed Deluxe) track list:
1. Island
2. Eraser
3. Colors
4. Here To Mars
5. Ghost
6. Atlas
7. Young Love
8 . You Got Spirit, Kid
9. The Audience
10. Peace To The Mountain
Big Beige / 4th St Demos:
11. Island
12. Eraser
13. Colors
14. Here To Mars
15. Ghost
16. Atlas
17. Young Love
18. You Got Spirit, Kid
19. The Audience
20. Peace To The Mountain
21. Bridge and Tunnel (Bonus Demo)
22. Fangs of the Fox (Bonus Demo)
Soundboard Bootlegs:
23. Island  (Jannus Live – St. Petersburg FL 03/12/16)
24. In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth (Revention Center – Houston TX 03/17/16)
25. Blood Red Summer (Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA 03/14/16)
26. Devil in Jersey City (Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ 03/21/16)
27. Everything Evil (Jannus Live – St Petersburg, FL 03/12/26)
28. Key Entity Extraction V: Sentry the Defiant (Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ 03/21/16)
29. Here To Mars (Jannus Live – St Petersburg, FL 03/12/16)
30. The Audience (Revention Center – Houston, TX 03/17/16)
Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates:
with Saves The Day, Polyphia
09/13 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
09/14 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
09/16 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades – SOLD OUT
09/17 – Santa Ana, CA – Chain Fest
09/18 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre
09/20 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
09/21 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
09/23 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre – SOLD OUT
09/24 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
09/25 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
09/27 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek
09/28 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
09/30 – Gainesville, FL – The Forum
10/01 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – HOB
10/02 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
10/04 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
10/05 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
10/07 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
10/08 – Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
10/09 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
10/11 – Toronto, ONT – Sound Academy
10/12 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
10/14 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
10/15 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom – SOLD OUT 
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DANKO JONES Joins the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival Line-Up

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DANKO JONES is incredibly pleased to announce that the band will be performing as part of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival!  Together with Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed And Cambria, Circa Survive, Walking Papers, Middle Class Rut, New Politics and The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, they will travel North America to rock stadiums and amphitheaters alike from August 13th and on. Tickets for most Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival shows go on sale Thursday, April 25th at Noon local time and are affordably priced between $10.25 and $89.75 (plus fees). Go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com  and www.LiveNation.com for full details and to purchase tickets.

 

Starting on the east coast and ending on the west, Danko will miss the first three shows due to festival commitments in Europe and will join up in Saratoga, NY for a run of 20 shows. Following their hugely successful run supporting Volbeat, this will be the biggest tour of North America ever for the band and comes on the back of heavy radio rotation for ‘Just A Beautiful Day’. The lead single off their album Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue peaked at a career high #26 on the Active Rock chart in the US and a new single will be serviced to radio shortly.

 

DANKO JONES on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival:
Aug 13th – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Aug 14th – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center

Aug 16th – Bristow, VA (D.C.) – Jiffy Lube Live

Aug 17th – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

Aug 18th – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Aug 20th – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Aug 22nd – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Aug 23rd – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) – Klipsch Music Center

Aug 24th – Clarkston, MI (Detroit) – DTE Energy Music Theater

Aug 27th – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheater

Aug 28th – Dallax, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

Aug 31st – Albuquerque, TX – Isleta Amphitheatre

Sep 1st – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Sep 2nd – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre

Sep 5th – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre

Sep 8th – Ridgefield, WA (Portland, OR) – Sleep Country Amphitheater

Sep 11th – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sep 13th – Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion

Sep 14th – Chula Vista, CA (San Diego) – Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Sep 15th – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

 

For a full list of shows and more information on the festival:

www.rockstaruproar.com

 

 

DANKO JONES has posted the new music video for the track ‘I Believed in God’ on their YouTube page, starring Zelda Williams (daughter of Robin Williams) and Jason Trost (featured in the ‘Full of Regret’ and ‘I Think Bad Thoughts’ videos and writer / director / star of movies like The FP and Vs) in a love story… of sorts. Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/iLjwYpyGDZI The video is directed by the Diamond Bros, who are also responsible for the band’s four previous videos as well as “Bring On The Mountain” – the much heralded documentary that was released last year.

 

The video was shot in Los Angeles and enlisted a production crew worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster with previous credits including Looper, Men In Black, Predator 2 and many more. Directors of photography were Kenny Stoff and Jessica Young who also did Dave Grohl’s Sound City documentary. For a behind the scenes look on the shoot, check out the clip below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC2vZdRW5Mk

 

If you didn’t know already, DANKO JONES hosts his own weekly star-studded podcast. A new episode of the official DANKO JONESpodcast is out now and this time he is joined by Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) and Cone McCaslin (Sum 41). Check it out below:http://www.dankojones.com/podcast-episode-44-ian-dsa-cone-mccaslin/

 

 

Stay tuned for more news coming from DANKO JONES soon and keep up with his podcasts at www.dankojones.com

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Make sure to keep up with DANKO JONES online:

www.dankojones.com

www.facebook.com/dankojones

www.twitter.com/dankojones

http://instagram.com/danko_jones

Coheed and Cambria and Between The Buried and Me fans sell out Stage AE, Pittsburgh

Russian Circles, Between the Buried and Me, and Coheed and Cambria certainly made their rounds at Pittsburgh’s Stage AE on Thursday, Feb. 8th

A mutual friend on Facebook shared an interesting article in relation to the sold out show at Stage AE, last Thursday.  I kept an open mind about reading the article, but there were a few things (mostly choices with language) presented themselves as red flags.  The author chose a colorful array of words to describe the “emotionally sterile” performance of Between the Buried and Me.

Maybe he couldn’t see the performance? The author describes the set as “Wanky.” In no way was this show, “contemptible” or “worthless,” which is the true definition of the British slang term “wanky.”  The quintet from North Carolina displayed nothing less than an energetic and passionate performance.  From bass player Dan Briggs running back and forth from stage left to right, to vocalist/keyboardist Tommy Giles standing on feedback amps, mirroring a symphony leader. Alternating from chilling vocals to playing keyboard, I think requires a little bit of effort and talent, no? All the photos included in the article were taken from way up on the balcony, as opposed to where Pittsburgh Music Magazine was located right in front of the gate. “Songs made no structural sense.” – Seeing as several members are classically trained, I’m not really sure where there’s validity in any of this? I almost don’t even know how to respond to that.  Is he referring to signature changes?

“Not many prog-metal frontmen would hit the stage with a ukulele, but Claudio Sanchez couldn’t care less about the rules.” – This serves as a totally contradictory statement to previous attack against BTBAM. Is this not exceeding the boundaries in creativity? I’m confused.  Oh and by the way, Coheed and Cambria are definitely not categorized as “prog-metal,” more melodic rock as you described earlier. 

“Jumping through genres (I swear there was jazz fusion and country in there, too)” …uhh dude, I think that’s kind of the point? This is what music is all about… especially “progressive” metal.  The title of the genre espouses the experimental nature of the agenda, overtly.  None of these accusations really have any fortification in any way.  BTBAM put on an incredible performance, just as they do always.  I’m not sure if the author had never heard them before, or was just trying to challenge the show in general, or really simply left unimpressed? I’m interested.

The author has since revised his review with a mild apology toward BTBAM’s fans, who jumped on this immediately.  Stating that he “Has probably seen King Crimson before many of you were born. And it wasn’t like it was my first rodeo.” Well, I definitely have my share of King Crimson floating around on my I-pod, and I certainly can’t compare the two.  Regardless of their talent, King Crimson is even weirder and more chaotic than Between the Buried and Me! Regardless of the intent behind the negative review of the performance, whether taste, personal preference, or unrealistic standards, verbally bashing an incredibly structured set and delivery is like standing in quicksand when it comes to a reaction from their loyal fan-base. Seven albums later, Between the Buried and Me are revered as one of the greatest to experience live, and constantly receiving loads of recognition from many productive musicians on the scene today.  I think I’m going to have to go ahead and politely disagree with the statement “an interminable hour of heavy music with a deadening effect.” Between the Buried and me arguably transcend the sound of progressive metal.  Everyone that I know personality, even down to friends in Periphery and other successful progressive bands to the scene list their 2012 The Parallax II: Future Sequence (released on October 9th), as the best album of the year.

These guys slayed, along, with Russian Circles and Coheed and Cambria to create an unforgettable experience for myself, and others who were lucky enough to be present to this sold out event. 


All photos property and copyright 2013 AWeldingphoto and Pittsburgh Music Magazine

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PMM COO Alan with BTBAM bassist  and former Pittsburgher Dan Briggs
PMM COO Alan with BTBAM bassist and former Pittsburgher Dan Briggs

Coheed and Cambria’s Josh Previews Tour with Pittsburgh Music Mag

I don’t know about you, but the tour I am most psyched for right now comes into my town (Pittsburgh) on Feb. 7 at Stage AE and contains no less than Russian Circles, Between The Buried and Me, and headliners Coheed and Cambria. I have been fascinated with Coheed’s sound since their first record which my good friend and tattoo artist Ben Merrell turned me onto when it first came out. Here it is almost eleven years later and they have survived in a very tumultuous business with their integrity and vision intact. A feat not many can claim. Pittsburgh Music Magazine got a chance to talk with drummer Josh Eppard as the band prepared for the tour. Listen in on getting ready to appear on Conan (Monday Jan. 21), the thread between The Afterman Ascension and Descension and how it relates to Josh, the songwriting process, what to look forward to on the tour, “yelling at Travis”!, the importance of rehearsals, being back in the band and not taking things for granted, choosing Between the buried and Me and Russian Circles to tour with, and how Pittsburgh is their third favorite city: Josh of Coheed and Cambria

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Feb 04 2013 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Feb 05 2013 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Feb 07 2013 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Feb 08 2013 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Feb 09 2013 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
Feb 10 2013 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Feb 12 2013 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
Feb 14 2013 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Feb 15 2013 – Salt Lake City, UT – SaltAir
Feb 17 2013 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Feb 18 2013 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Feb 19 2013 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Feb 21 2013 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater
Feb 22 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Feb 25 2013 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Feb 26 2013 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Feb 27 2013 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
Mar 01 2013 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s
Mar 02 2013 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Mar 03 2013 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
Mar 05 2013 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Mar 06 2013 – Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
Mar 07 2013 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Mar 08 2013 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore
Mar 10 2013 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
Mar 11 2013 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Mar 14 2013 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Mar 16 2013 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall

“Capturing Music: A Music Photography Seminar”

After a busy year culminating with shoots for Megadeth, Coheed and Cambria, Motionless in White, The Misfits, GWAR, Arsis and Epica, spreads in Alternative Press Magazine, Revolver Magazine AND Outburn Magazine, as well as time well spent raising over $1,500 for late Suicide Silence singer Mitch Lucker’s daughter Kenadee with a legacy print series (all proceeds went to Kenadee’s education fund), JEREMY SAFFER can now announce the new dates for his first west coast music photography seminar in conjunction with SoundCheck Hollywood.

The seminar will take place on February 9th and 10th at Soundcheck Hollywood, located at 8872 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, CA.

SEMINAR DETAILS:
The two-day seminar and workshop will focus on portrait work with musicians and will cover the entire process—from setting up the photo shoot, scouting locations, posing, different types of lighting and lighting equipment for different situations, shooting endorsements, promotional images, CD layouts, and magazine layouts, to walking attendees through the process of what to do post-shoot, invoicing, getting repeat business, and even how to price yourself. Many other business aspects of being a professional photographer within the music industry will be discussed.

The first day will be the official seminar day, where all of the above is taught in the morning, as well as a lightroom and photoshop post processing tutorial. In the afternoon of day one, attendees will complete mock-photo shoots experimenting with different types of lighting equipment, lighting set-ups, poses, etc. Jeremy has also expanded the music photography business section even more, and will also include private portfolio critique for attendees that specifically request it.

On the second day of the seminar, attendees will experience a hands-on photo shoot of special guest bands done first by Jeremy (as a real-life example), and next by themselves! Attendees will take over and complete a real photo shoot with the band in various locations.

Hopeful attendees must act now; there are only 10 tickets available to this seminar!

On February 9th at 6pm, SoundCheck Hollywood will re-open to the public for a brief meet and greet/signing where Jeremy will be signing his copies of his book Bring The Noise and will have exclusive limited edition prints available for purchase at a special one-time only price.

For more information and tickets, please visit www.jeremysaffer.com/soundcheckseminar.

Coheed and Cambria’s “The Hard Sell”

I don’t know about you guys, but we are seriously pumped here at PMM for the Coheed and Cambria, Between the Buried and Me, and Russian Circles show at Stage AE in Pittsburgh Feb. 7th. To celebrate our excitement we offer to you Coheed and Cambria’s newest lyric video for “The Hard Sell” from The Afterman: Descension out February 5.:

Coheed and Cambria Tour Dates w/Between the Buried and Me, Russian Circles

Feb 04 2013 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Feb 05 2013 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Feb 07 2013 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Feb 08 2013 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Feb 09 2013 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
Feb 10 2013 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Feb 12 2013 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
Feb 14 2013 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Feb 15 2013 – Salt Lake City, UT – SaltAir
Feb 17 2013 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Feb 18 2013 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Feb 19 2013 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Feb 21 2013 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater
Feb 22 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Feb 25 2013 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Feb 26 2013 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Feb 27 2013 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
Mar 01 2013 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s
Mar 02 2013 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Mar 03 2013 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
Mar 05 2013 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Mar 06 2013 – Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
Mar 07 2013 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Mar 08 2013 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore
Mar 10 2013 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
Mar 11 2013 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Mar 14 2013 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Mar 16 2013 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall

PGH Music Mag’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012

We hear it all the time, “I just have no idea what to get them…”. Everybody and their mother has an opinion on what to get and every publication has products that they are pushing this year. Pittsburgh Music Magazine is no exception, but we would like to take a somewhat different approach. We will try to pigeonhole some of your loved ones into categories and maybe you will find something that is unique and just happens to fit that special someone on your list:

The Classic Rocker:
Being into music ourselves, we always appreciate music oriented gifts. If you have a collector on your list, a real cool place to head to is PopMarket. 28c24a3b0804a3dbfbfc3eea11567279 Popmarket is “the ultimate shopping club for music fans offering its members limited-time private sales on the world’s coolest music”. Membership is free. Wolfgang’s Vault always has some very unique stuff on the memorabilia end (although it can be quite pricey). 2006-05-01-Hemispheres-02 They typically carry a lot of items from the classic rock genre. Pete Townsend and Peter Criss and Jimmy Page came out with very interesting books recently that will keep any music lover glued to the pagespage book.

The Metal Maniac:
We would be remiss in pointing out that a permanent gift is always a great choice, and while we don’t reccommend any names on the skin, ink in the skin has a special meaning for many of us metalheads. If you are in the Pittsburgh tri-state area we have to point you to the best Human Production. tumblr_lwkymgK7SS1qzm60ro1_500 The award winning artists Ben, Mark, and Jesse do nothing but custom tattoo work to ensure that your loved one has something truly unique blended with a safe and super clean environment. For the metal historian, a great read is Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Metal Masterpieces. music_string6Precious Metal gathers pieces from Decibel’s most popular feature, the monthly “Hall of Fame” which documents the making of landmark metal albums via candid, hilarious, and fascinating interviews with every participating band member. Of course if you have a budding metalaller at home, a great intro to learning about where the genre came from is Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal by Ian CristieIan_Christe_-_Sound_of_the_Beast. Some other cool spots to hit up some bundles that include a t-shirt, cd, and sometimes poster, or DVDs would be from some of the coolest labels like metal-blade-records-logo_09Metal Blade or 250px-VictoryRecordsVictory Records which have great stores and awesome deals. One of the coolest tours to look forward to will be Between the Buried and Me with Coheed and Cambria and Russian Circlesbetween-the-buried-and-me-coheed-and-cambria-tour-2013. They will be hitting Pittsburgh February 7 at Stage AE and a pair of tickets to see them would provide memeories for a lifetime.

The Pittsburgh Fanatic:
It’s easy to pick up a Steeler shirt almost anywhere, but how abou something more uniquely Pittsburgh? Check out 3 Rivers Clothing that has quite a few great pieces including sweatshirts, tees, and our very own Pittsburgh Music Magazine teebads. They also run Brand 216 ClothingLine_GJfor those family members in Cleveland you don’t talk about while in SouthSide. LiveNow Streetwear has come out with their Pixburgh Realers Crewneck Image 1that is super cool (check out their new video here). And while we are on the clothing kick, we love Brandon’s stuff over at Pittsburgh based company Dead Bury Dead. The feel of a lived in tee with great designs, Dead Bury Dead deadburyhas a great story and awesome products.

The Style Conscious:
The hottest trend today seems to be the monthly sample box from various companies. One of the coolest and also most economical to come out is BirchBox for Men, Women, and now Home. birchbox-man-home-600x358-3You can get 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions and they will receive a box filled with samples of all sorts of goodies according to the types of products that most interest them. To really indulge someone check out Pittsburgh based Fluhme. TiffanyFluhme-aFluhme is a premiere cosmetics company dedicated to skin care.

The Impossible:
We all have that person on our list who is just impossible. Gift certificates seem to always please these unpleasable creatures, but to where? We would highly reccommend the Amazon gift certificate, Etsy Gift cards, and EBay has gift certificates. These sites seem to have something to please even those who have everything. For those a bit more adventurous try Design Tuscano The-Contortionist-Skeleton-Side-Tablefor the home, Uncommon Goods has some very unique and unusual stuffuncommon-goods, and last but not least you can always get them a gift to just mess with their fickleness such as the jellyfish_moodlamp (1)LED Jellyfish Mood Lamp!

The Activist:

For some people a gift for them is just not appropriate, they would much rather you consider their activism for others. If you are not exactly sure, and not comfortable enough to ask, here are some suggestions:
The Human Rights Campaign, HumanRightsCampaignseeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans. They have some awesome giftwear as well as memberships that will show someones support for equality for all people. For the animal lover The ASPCA 5882378does so much for all animals that a contribution really does make a difference. They also have giftwear and collectibles besides membership. For those concerned with the environment, check out Conservation International 1195729_300who partners with governments on local, regional, and national levels around the world to deal with high priority areas of concern. From Brazil to China, from the U.S. to Liberia, they engage nations in a common goal — to preserve natural resources for the benefit of all life on Earth.

The Dog or Cat Lover:

For the dog lover in your life there is a membership box that they can receive holding goodies and toys according to the size of their fur babies. Bark Box bboxis a welcome addition to the monthly box competition for your furry friends or your friends with dog kids. For those with cats in the mix Bestfriendboxbox has something for both dogs and cats.

We hope that you got at least one or two ideas from our list, or at least some entertainment. Good luck with your holiday shopping and when you are not burning through your credit and debit cards Pittsburgh Music Magazine will be here to keep you up on the latest and greatest in music.

Coheed and Cambria Premiere “The Afterman” Music Video

Coheed and Cambria, Between the Buried and Me 2013 Tour Dates

Feb 04 2013 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Feb 05 2013 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Feb 07 2013 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Feb 08 2013 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Feb 09 2013 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
Feb 10 2013 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Feb 12 2013 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
Feb 14 2013 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Feb 15 2013 – Salt Lake City, UT – SaltAir
Feb 17 2013 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Feb 18 2013 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Feb 19 2013 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Feb 21 2013 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater
Feb 22 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Feb 25 2013 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Feb 26 2013 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Feb 27 2013 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
Mar 01 2013 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s
Mar 02 2013 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Mar 03 2013 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
Mar 05 2013 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Mar 06 2013 – Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
Mar 07 2013 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Mar 08 2013 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore
Mar 10 2013 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
Mar 11 2013 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Mar 14 2013 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Mar 16 2013 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall

Between The Buried and Me and Coheed and Cambria Tour (Pittsburgh 2/7)

Coheed and Cambria + Between the Buried and Me 2013 North American Tour Dates:
Feb. 04 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Feb. 05 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Feb. 07 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Feb. 08 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Feb. 09 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
Feb. 10 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Feb. 12 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
Feb. 14 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Feb. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – SaltAir
Feb. 17 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Feb. 18 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Feb. 19 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Feb. 21 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater
Feb. 22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Feb. 25 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Feb. 26 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Feb. 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
Mar. 01 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s
Mar. 02 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Mar. 03 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
Mar. 05 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Mar. 06 – Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
Mar. 07 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Mar. 08 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore
Mar. 10 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
Mar. 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Mar. 14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Mar. 16 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall

Riot Fest and Carnival Chicago in September Promises Big Acts

After a landmark year in 2011, the eighth annual RIOT FEST–the music festival which celebrates rock, indie, punk and underground artists from every era–is expanding for the first-time ever into an outdoor music event and carnival in 2012. The RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL will feature a wide mix of artists ranging from Gaslight Anthem, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Built To Spill, AWOLNATION, Gogol Bordello, Frank Turner, Coheed and Cambria, Less Than Jake and many more. It’s set for Friday, September 14, Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 in Chicago on the beautiful grounds of Humboldt Park which boasts rolling fields, pavilions, tall trees, picturesque gardens a lake and lagoons with a majestic view of the Chicago skyline.

Promoters are encouraging fans not to miss out by unveiling the majority of the diverse line-up for 2012 and offering an early-bird 2-Day pass for $36.00, plus surcharges for a limited time. 3-day passes begin at $90.00 and include all shows at Humboldt Park, Congress Theater and after-parties. VIP passes are available for $155.00 and include private stage-viewing areas, a sectioned off VIP area in the park with a private bar and drink tickets. Tickets are available at http://www.riotfest.org.

RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL is expanding to its new location Humboldt Park–which is flanked by a handful of hip neighborhoods including Wicker Park and the Division Street corridor–in order to accommodate a large carnival atmosphere featuring three main music stages, thrilling rides, games, vendors and gourmet food trucks thoughtfully arranged on the gorgeous park grounds with stunning views of downtown Chicago for an enjoyable experience. With temperatures averaging around a perfect 75°F/24°C, September is one of Chicago’s most popular months for travelers from all over the world.

A wide array of confirmed talent is on tap for RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL, including RISE AGAINST, IGGY & THE STOOGES, ELVIS COSTELLO, THE OFFSPRING, A DAY TO REMEMBER, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, DESCENDENTS, GOGOL BORDELLO, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, DROPKICK MURPHYS, NOFX, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, ALKALINE TRIO, AWOLNATION, THE PROMISE RING, GWAR, AUGUST BURNS RED, FRANK TURNER, BUILT TO SPILL, LESS THAN JAKE, REVEREND HORTON HEAT, FISHBONE, NOBUNNY, A WILHELM SCREAM, SCREAMING FEMALES, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, DEALS GONE BAD, WHITE MYSTERY, LARRY AND HIS FLASK, THE STORY SO FAR, JAPANTHER; and the first show for a reunited CHIODOS (original line-up) as well as a reunion for SLAPSTICK.

More acts and events will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the festival.