Clutch and Primus Sell Out Stage AE

On Sunday night, July 30, 2017 the drinking crowd of Clutch and the stoner crowd of Primus converged on the three rivers of Pittsburgh at Stage AE for a sold out show.  Both bands brought their brand of rock and loyal followers for a great party atmosphere on a beautiful night.  The results were a melding of the traditional with the non-traditional for a crowd pleasing party.

Clutch tend to rule Pittsburgh when they come to town.  Having been born and bred in close by Maryland, the band has been a town fave since their early inception.  Holding the record for Stage AE alcohol sales, the band did not disappoint the house this time either, with long lines at every drinking stall.  For Clutch fans, the set list was a treat in that they played quite a few new tunes, some without solid titles as of yet.  Combine that with smashers like “Earth Rocker”, “Electric Worry”, and “X-Ray” and you have a formula of cool sneak peaks with songs a fan fan would have on their “must hear” list.

Neil Fallon is always a blast to watch and that voice is by now iconic.  While guitarist Tim Sult and bassist Dan Maines do their thing and hold it down solid, the other eye catcher is definitely J.P. Gaster, the master of percussion.  Watching his style and facial expressions as he gets into it is infectious and a clinic in jazz/blues drumming.  As usual, the traditional blues based heavy rockers killed it and were a blast to watch.

Primus, on the other hand, cannot be put into the traditional category.  Primus is definitely weird and weird in a good sense.  They play some strange mixes of melody along with voice effects and odd tunings all to tremendous effect.  Since their first smash in “Sailing The Seas of Cheese“, Les Claypool and co. have done their own thing their own way.  Having witnessed the band at Lollapalooza and opening for U2 on the Zoo TV Tour, the addition of animated graphics and lush background visuals was an added plus that went with the music quite well.  Of course, the Primus fans knew every word to every song and have kept this 90’s band not only alive but thriving without radio play and pandering to the record company.  A very amazing feat in this day and age. (Setlist below courtesy of setlistFM.com).

One does not come to this type of show to see crazy jumping around or pyrotechnics, but rather fantastically played music.  Both bands delivered the goods to their fans in spades.

All photos© 2017 AWeldingphoto

Primus setlist:

  1. Encore:

 

Future Generations in Pittsburgh @BrilloBox on August 3rd

Future Generations has been busy since the NYC quintet released its debut album in July 2016. In 2017, Future Generations played an official SXSW showcase in March and continued a streak of successful shows including in NYC, Philly, Nashville, Dallas, and DC. In November, FG toured out to Chicago and Atlanta to support Savoir Adore, and played with them again this February.

In addition to “Stars,” Future Generations singles “Thunder In The City” and “Coast” garnered over 1 million streams combined. “You’ve Got Me Flush” has emerged as the band’s second-most popular song, racking up almost 1 million Spotify plays on its own. The album has led to favorable comparisons to MGMT and Passion Pit, with the band’s love of catchy hooks and dynamic electronic production evident throughout.

Future Generations is Eddie Gore (vox, keys, guitar), Mike Sansevere (synthesizer, guitar, percussion), Eric Grossman (guitar), Devon Sheridan (bass) and Dylan Wells (percussion). Gore, Sansevere and Grossman met while in college at Fordham University and the 3 quickly bonded over sharing a nerd-like, academic appreciation of all forms of pop, rap and rock music. The three have been writing and recording music together since the first day they met; Junior year, Gore recruited Sheridan, a fellow Fordham 2015 classmate, to join the band.

After graduation, Future Generations recorded in Brooklyn with Eli Janney (Tweens) and enlisted Claudius Mittendorfer (Neon Indian) for production. They added Wells in March 2016, after he tried out for the band via a Craiglist ad. The band currently lives together in Brooklyn.

Bobaflex @Diesel Club Lounge in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, December 13th

Diesel Club Lounge, Pittsburgh on Tuesday, December 13th

all ages show.
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Originating in Mason, West Virginia, Bobaflex released their 6th full length studio album Anything That Moves on July 17th, 2015.  It was their 7th overall as an EP was released in 2010.   The band has been on a nonstop tour through 2016 to support the effort.   The band has been on the road for the better part of the year.     This last tour will run November 18th – December 22nd and will be time to hit the studio for their next album.

 

Anything That Moves has received radio airplay for the first two singles Mama (Don’t Take My Drugs Away) and A Spider In The Dark.

 

The idea of Bobaflex formed back in 1998 between brothers, Shaun and Marty McCoy.  At the time, Shaun was attending Marshall University.  The band built up a local following and by March 2003 everything came together and the band was signed by Eclipse Records to release their first full length album Primitive Epic.   They band went on to TvT Records where they released two albums in Apologize for Nothing (2005) and Tales From Dirt Town (2007).   The label went bankrupt in 2009.

 

The band decided to go the independent route and started their own label, BFX Records in 2010 in order to control their own destiny.   They released an EP in 2010 called Chemical Valley which started to put them on the map with their song Bury Me With My Guns On and Chemical Valley.   With the exception of a re-recorded version of 2007’s HOME, all the songs on the EP would become part of their next full release in 2011 Hell In My Heart which featured 16 songs and their top selling single to date Bury Me With My Guns On and their very popular cover of The Sound Of Silence (Simon-Garfunkel).   The album received physical distribution through Megaforce.

 

Hell In My Heart was followed in 2013 with Charlatan’s Web which included three radio singles BAD MAN, I’M GLAD YOU’RE DEAD And NEVER COMING BACK.

 

Bobaflex are:

 

Marty McCoy – guitar / vocals

Shaun McCoy – guitar / vocals

Dave Tipple – guitar / vocals

Tommy Johnson – drums

Jymmy Tolland – bass

 

WEBSITES:

http://www.theofficialbobaflex.com/

https://www.instagram.com/therealbobaflex/

https://twitter.com/bobaflex

https://www.facebook.com/Bobaflex/

https://www.youtube.com/user/theofficialbobaflex/featured

Wyclef Jean Debuts New Single I Swear Feat. Young Thug

unnamed-1Wyclef Jean premiered his new single, “I Swear” feat. Young Thuglast night on Ebro Darden‘s show on Apple Music‘s Beats 1. “I Swear” is an upbeat romantic track which celebrates the love in a strong relationship.

Listen To “I Swear” Feat. Young Thug Here

I Swear” is featured on Wyclef’s forthcoming EP, J’ouvert, which will be available on January 27, 2017. In addition to Young Thug, J’ouvert also features Walk The Moon and others.

J’ouvert is a precursor to Wyclef’s forthcoming full length album aptly titled Carnival III: Road To Clefication dropping next summer on the 20th anniversary of Wyclef’s critically acclaimed debut The Carnival. The LP has already created quite a buzz with confirmed appearances from Young Thug, Walk The Moon Afrojack, Emeli Sandé and multiplatinum DJ/recording artist Avicii.

DAN REED NETWORK Announces US Tour Dates

unnamed-1Earlier this year, DAN REED NETWORK released their new album “Fight Another Day” via Frontiers Music srl.  The album marked the first album in 25 years from one of the most infectious and gifted bands to come out in the Melodic Rock World in the second part of the 80’s.
The band’s multiple hit singles and albums between 1987 and 1991 in places like the UK and Scandinavia indicate that there is something uniquely appealing about DRN’s hybrid sound and multi-racial line-up. They toured with Bon Jovi and the Rolling Stones. Then Dan Reed walked away from the music at the height of his fame.
The release of the new album has been accompanied by the first Dan Reed Network shows in decades. Sold-out shows in the UK and Europe were accompanied by rave reviews.
And now the band returns to the road in the US!  In support of  “Fight Another Day” DAN REED NETWORK have scheduled a handful dates in The US including stops on both the East and West coast.    The dates are listed below.
DAN REED NETWORK:
 
DAN commented on the upcoming tour:
“This will be the first time DRN has performed in New York, New Jersey and Los Angeles in over 20 years and the band is truly excited about returning to the US after reuniting, making a new studio album and after having performed some amazing club shows and rock festivals in Europe! We have such great memories of playing to packed houses at the Cat Club and The World’s End in NYC, and our sold out show at The Roxy in LA still ranks as one of our favorite shows of our career back in the day! DRN will be kickin’ up the funk rock and performing a ton of DRN classics and new tracks from our 2016 album ‘Fight Another Day’, and truly can’t wait to get everyone’s reaction to the live set once again!”
“Fight Another Day” is available for purchase via iTunes and Amazon.
Make sure to check out the band’s new videos for “The Brave” and “Divided”.
The new album was recorded primarily in the hometown of members of DRN, Portland, Oregon, while most of the writing process took place in Dan Reed’s private studio in Prague in the Czech Republic, where Reed currently resides with his family. Demos were sent back and forth between Derek Shulman (A&R for Frontiers), Brion James, Melvin Brannon Jr. and Rob Daiker, making notes and refining the songs over great distances via the Internet. This process was not unlike with DRN composed songs back in the late 80’s and early 90’s as Dan Reed used to demo out songs on his Akai 12 track machine and bring the songs into rehearsals where the band members would then arrange and flesh out the band’s classic ‘funk rock’ sound.
DAN REED NETWORK is:
* Dan Reed – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitars, Piano, Synth Programming, Moog Bass
* Brion James – Vocals, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Synth Guitars, Synth Programming, Drum Programming
* Dan Pred – Drums, Percussion, Videographer
* Melvin Brannon II – Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Bass, Electric Contra Bass, Synth Bass
* Rob Daiker – Vocals, Keyboards, Synth Programming, Drum Programming
 
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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Kicks Off The Transcending The Coma Fall Co-Headlining Tour With Devin Townsend Project

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME kicks off their long-anticipated Transcending The Coma co-headlining trek with Devin Townsend Project this evening. Set to commence in Nashville, Tennessee and conclude in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 15th, the near month-long journey, which includes support from Fallujah, will find BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME performing their most recent album, Coma Ecliptic, in its entirety.
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME w/ Devin Townsend Project, Fallujah:
9/09/2016 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
9/10/2016 Music Farm – Charleston, SC *
9/11/2016 The Plaza – Orlando, FL
9/12/2016 Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC
9/13/2016 The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
9/15/2016 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
9/16/2016 Playstation Theater – New York, NY
9/17/2016 The Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ Sabaton
9/18/2016 Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
9/20/2016 The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
9/21/2016 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
9/22/2016 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
9/23/2016 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
9/24/2016 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
9/25/2016 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
9/27/2016 The Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA
9/29/2016 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
10/5/2016 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
10/6/2016 The Novo – Los Angeles, CA
10/7/2016 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
10/8/2016 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
10/9/2016 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
10/11/2016 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
10/12/2016 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
10/13/2016 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
10/14/2016 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/15/2016 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
* No Devin Townsend Project
Upon release in July 2015, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME‘s Coma Ecliptic debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Music Chart, #12 on the Billboard Top 200, and #1 on the iTunes Metal Chart, Vinyl Chart, Amazon Hard Rock Chart, and Amazon Metal Chart. In addition, the album charted on the iTunes Rock Chart at #2, the Canada Hard Music Chart at #3, the UK Rock/Metal Chart at #4, the UK Independent Chart at #10, the Canada Top 200 Chart at #17, the Canada Top 200 Digital Chart at #22, the Germany Top 100 Chart at #53, and the UK Album chart at #74. Rolling Stone called the record, “a 68-minute cosmic opera,” while Metal Injection named it the, “finest achievement of their career.” To preview and purchase Coma Ecliptic, visit: metalblade.com/btbam.

Stream New Orleans producer Pro Prospek’s new album “The Baracus Brothers” featuring Cincinnati wordsmith Boogie Bang

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Like a back-alley brawl, award winning New Orleans producerProspek and critically acclaimed Cincinnati emcee Boogie Bangcome in swinging on their new album, The Baracus Brothers. The tandem combine for nine tracks of gold rings to the chin, leaving the listener bruised up and begging for more boom bap. unnamed-2

Prospek has worked with a multitude of reputable artists and won2010 NOLA Hip Hop Awards producer of the year. Boogie also has achieved sterling marks throughout his rap career, partnering with industry powers like DJ EkwalityEd OGFashawnM1 fromDead PrezSizzla and others found within his illustrious portfolio. Together they form a badass team that brings the pain from start to finish.

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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Lexus Pop-Up Concert Series Powered by Pandora ft. Passion Pit DJ Set in Miami Beach

Michael Angelakos from Passion Pit performs at the Lexus Pop Up Concert Series Powered By Pandora Ft. Passion Pit (DJ Set) at The Temple House on July 21, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Pandora)
 
Michael Angelakos from Passion Pit performs at the Lexus Pop Up Concert Series Powered By Pandora Ft. Passion Pit (DJ Set) at The Temple House on July 21, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Pandora)
 

Michael Angelakos from Passion Pit performs at the Lexus Pop Up Concert Series Powered By Pandora Ft. Passion Pit (DJ Set) at The Temple House on July 21, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Pandora)
 

Michael Angelakos from Passion Pit performs at the Lexus Pop Up Concert Series Powered By Pandora Ft. Passion Pit (DJ Set) at The Temple House on July 21, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Pandora)
WHO:
Passion Pit
WHAT:
The Lexus Pop-Up Concert Series Powered by Pandora featuring a live DJ set by Passion Pit!
WHEN: Thursday, July 21st
WHERE: The Temple House | Miami Beach, FL 33139
WHY:
Pandora has placed itself at the forefront of artist and brand partnerships due in part to its thoughtfully curated events with some of the best and brightest in music including: Fall Out Boy, Tim McGraw, Tegan and Sara, Jason Derulo, Young Thug, Charli XCX, Panic! At The Disco, Imagine Dragons, Fifth Harmony, Diplo, Miguel, Questlove, K Camp, Andy Grammer, Dej Loaf, Anderson .Paak, Margo Price, Kip Moore, Troye Sivan, Bloc Party, MSTRKRFT, Martina McBride, Josh Ritter, Steve Aoki, and more.
Pandora has the unique ability to determine which artists will resonate best with local listeners by analyzing musical preferences, stations created, and thumbed-up songs. Invitations to events are then extended to Pandora listeners who have demonstrated an affinity for the identified artists.
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