Miss Fortune Recruits Bradley Walden of Emarosa On New Single

Miss Fortune has just released their latest single “All The White Lies in The World” featuring vocalist Bradley Walden of Emarosa. Lyrically, The track tackles the world issues we’re facing today, with lines such as “If ever there’s a time that makes you wonder about the world we’re living in” driving the narrative home. “In a world where we’re stuck inside, living through the pandemic, lives are at stake, and people are more divided than ever, Miss Fortune believes it’s time to raise our questions, because it’s hard when gravity hits.” explains lead singer Mikey Sawyer.

The single, executive produced by Sawyer himself, produced by Ian Taylor Marchionda, and co-engineered by James Adams, will be part of Miss Fortune’s upcoming self-produced full-length, GRAVITY’S RAINBOW, due out in 2022.

Along with the track, Miss Fortune has dropped a music video for the song, produced by Astralax Media and shot at the world-famous Venice Beach Skate Dance Plaza, the video shows Miss Fortune performing the track while surrounded by roller disco models. You can check out the video below:

Having been listed on Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know, supported tour acts such as I See Stars, and headlined international tours of their own, Miss Fortune have been pumping out their own brand of modern rock music since 2012.

Incorporating a Post-Hardcore, Pop-Punk, and Alternative Rock sound, the band have broadened their horizons with their latest album “Miss Fortune”, and branched out to Pop and even Contemporary Urban style production, creating a rollercoaster ride that one can only expect from a serious rock band cut from the cloth of genre-bending chaos. Producing the record completely Independently, whilst teaming up with super-producer Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember), their self-titled album has turned heads with an updated and more mature sound. The album has already charted on Billboard (#11 Heatseekers, #20 Hard Rock Albums, #30 Independent Albums), the band released an emotional acoustic album “Cruel Summer” in the same year consisting of B-sides spanning their 8 years as a band.

Starting 2021 off with a bang, the band has traced back their roots with the highly anticipated single “The Day The Sun Died” produced by Cameron Mizell.

The sound and music of Miss Fortune tell the cautionary tale of what it’s like to live life in the limelight, and be the center of focus in the public eye. Lead singer Mikey Sawyer is no stranger to controversy but has always shone through via the music and its message. 

 

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“Run Wild” With Circadia’s Latest Single

Circadia has released their newest single, “Run Wild”. The track is a cover of the For King & Country song of the same name. “This song is my favorite For King & Country song and they are my all-time favorite band,” explains Circadia. “I chose to do my own version of the song for a few reasons: One, to get For King & Country’s attention, Two, because what this song means and speaks about is simply to go for gold, reach for the stars, and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t accomplish your dreams in life.  Your anxiety, fears, and questioning whether you’re good enough… they’re all lies that your brain and others are telling you. We are made to Run Wild, live free, and love strong!

For the track, produced by Newkirk Productions, Circadia brought in Moriah Jane, a Mezzo-soprano with the  Cleveland Chamber Choir who has recently featured as a soloist in Haydn’s The Creation, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Fauré’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Handel’s Messiah. “Working with Moriah was a real treat,” says Circadia. “Not only is she one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet, but she’s loads of fun to be around! On top of that, she has a beautiful voice!

The experience was exciting and new for Moriah as well.  “Working with Circadia has truly opened my eyes to the amazing modern music industry,” she says.  “I had been stuck in a choral music bubble and never really experimented with modern music twists. It was a blast to record with Circadia and watch the magic unfold! I am very thankful for this opportunity and look forward to working together in the future.” 

Along with the single, Circadia has also released a music video for “Run Wild”, which you can watch below:

Circadia is an electronic pop-rock artist hailing from Ravenna, Ohio. All of their lyrics are positive and uplifting. Find out more about Circadia at the links below:

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Premiere: Pittsburgh Native SONNY BOY Releases Debut Single “The Homecoming”

Pittsburgh, PA based pop-rock singer-songwriter Sonny Boy has just dropped his debut single “The Homecoming“. The song rocks like The 1975 and features a great video, which you can watch below:

The video was a blast to film. It was filmed “run and gun” style, partially in my childhood hometown and due to the nature of it, we garnered a lot of curious stares and a lot of positive reactions. A lot of passers by even agreed to be in the video.” says Sonny Boy, who keeps his own name off of all promotional materials. You see, Sonny Boy is hoping you can’t tell how nervous he is. After too many years of trying to seem cool, he’s decided it’s not for him, and is embracing the idea of making music of a much more sincere and personal nature. His inaugural album “The Homecoming” is just that; Effectively serving as a concept album of his life and experiences so far. Being arguably more therapeutic than it is exhibitory “The Homecoming” serves as not only an example of music as entertainment, but also as a means of survival. Characterized by playful melodies, pounding drums and introspective lyrics, Sonny Boy attempts to capture in his music the beautifully awkward and tragically humorous process of living; Coping with the past and fearing the future, all the while hoping it’ll all turn out okay.

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STFLR Shares New EP “A Collection of Bad Ideas”

Long Island pop-punk outfit STFLR has dropped their Sophomore EP, A Collection Of Bad Ideas. The 4 track EP features the single “Looking For Answers”, which is the culmination of the EP and one could argue the culmination of this era of the band. “This track was a collaborative effort by the whole band and that teamwork really shines through on the track,” says the band. From the opening riff to the cry-for-help ending, “Looking For Answers” is STFLR’s most mature and honest song yet. “The song feels like a goodbye,” explains the band. “While we don’t know what we’re really saying goodbye to, it feels like a chapter that has ended and it’s time to move on.

Lyrically, the single comes from a personal place. “Nick wrote the lyrics when he found out that he was going to be a dad and the feelings that followed were captured in the lyrics. All the insecurities and fears that come along with becoming a parent were poured into this track and we really feel it could be the best song ever written by any band, in any decade, in perpetuity until the end of time.” 

The EP was recorded, mixed, mastered, and produced by Anthony Lopardo and Ray Marte (drummer of Moon Tooth) at Westfall Recording Studios in Long Island, New York.  Thematically, the album deals with subjects ranging from regret, being taken advantage of, inadequacies. “The pandemic and quarantine were hard for a lot of people, ourselves included,” says the band. “Add becoming a new father in these uncertain times to the mix and you have yourself a whole new set of challenges and uncertainties. It’s safe to say our mental health suffered the last year and a half, but the art that has come from it is some of the most honest and pure stuff we have yet to put out.

Formed in the fall of 2019, STFLR started out more as therapy than a band for lifelong friends Nick Lopardo (vocals), Yianni Hansen (guitar), and Anthony Guiffrida (guitar). When their first EP was released, the trio realized they had found the release they were looking for and made STFLR a full-time band. With the addition of childhood friends Angelo Rodrigues (drums) and Mike Moran (bass), STFLR took shape to the lineup today. With catchy hooks and relatable lyrics, STFLR has proven that pop punk can be more than songs about leaving your hometown or leaving your girlfriend. Striving for a brand new sound aided by years of experience, STFLR is a breath of fresh air the scene needs. STFLR doesn’t worry about following typical song patterns and just write what they want to listen to. Having fun is their priority and having that positive energy allows them to freely explore all aspects of songwriting.

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Emerge Restless Bring The Heavy Post-Hardcore Sound Back On New Album

It’s been a great year for heavy emotional music with a throwback sound, and Virginia’s Emerge Restless have just added an album of the year contender to the genre.

The band released Ursus Maritimus on Sonic Decoy Records this week. The stand out track is “Bethel, Believe“. “This is our first full length, after a long hiatus from writing together,” says the band, “While we’re all more mature and more polished, we didn’t want to “go soft” and instead we pulled all the punches. We wanted the opening track to slap like an anthem; to announce to the world “we’re back and we still hit hard.” 

Check out evertything the band is doing on their socials and make sure to follow along, you may just be finding your favort new post hardcore band!

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New Music: Virginia Beach Post-Hardcore – Emerege Restless

Virginia Beach post-hardcore band Emerge Restless has just released their debut album, Ursus Maritimus. The album was mostly written during the COVID pandemic, forcing the members apart. “It was tough, but the music and collaboration really united us,” says the band. “It started with some rough tracks of “Venom” and another song we cut called “Rosedale Cemetery” being passed back and forth. We eventually brought in Vincent, who was super ecstatic to drum full-time, along with Rich, joining on guitar. Almost 3 years later, we finally had the set of songs we think really represent our sound.

The album features the singles “Venom” and “Bethel, Believe“. With “Bethel, Believe”, Emerge Restless wanted to come out of the gate swinging. “This is our first full length, after a long hiatus from writing together,” says the band, “While we’re all more mature and more polished, we didn’t want to “go soft” and instead we pulled all the punches. We wanted the opening track to slap like an anthem; to announce to the world “we’re back and we still hit hard.” 

Ursus Maritimus contains 10 tracks and is released by Sonic Decoy Records.  

Emerge Restless is an American post-hardcore band originally formed in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA by former In Cynthia’s Diary members Eley (Vocals), Chris Coykendall (Guitar/Bass/Vocals), and Rich Potts (Guitar/Bass/Vocals). After a long hiatus, the group brought in long-time friend Vincent Kondas (Drums) to complete the outfit. 

Emerge Restless brings forth a presence that is fierce and unwavering, blending elements of progressive guitar-driven rock with a unique, fresh take of dueling clean lead vocal harmonies into a cohesive heavy rock experience. The resulting tone elicits recalls to the band’s influences including acts such as Deftones, Emery, Hopesfall, Thursday, and more.

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Surviving December Gets Back Together For “Falling Apart”

Hailing from Torbay, England,  pop-punk band Surviving December has just dropped their newest single, the rock tinged pop-punk track “Falling Apart”. Lyrically, the song is a snapshot of the world today. “It’s a song that encourages people to look in the mirror and realize you can walk away from the crowd, to not be part of the issue,” explains the band. “Falling Apart” was the first track Surviving December worked on as the world started back up from the global pandemic. “It was because of how proud we were of the sound and the whole production we decided to push on and produce an album,” said the band. Of course, lockdown provided its own set of hurdles. “The song was a massive learning curve, recorded in our respective houses across the country we built up the track and sent it to our producer who knocked it all together.”

The track is part of the new album The Narrative, out now on Regent Street Records. It was Produced by Josh Norton-Cox and follows a character through a stage of their life. Musically, the album pulls together various styles of playing, with a pop-punk edge with guitar lines reminiscent of the late 70’s early 80’s with a darker more modern undertone.

“Falling Apart” is accompanied by a lyric video, which you can watch below.

Surviving December transports the listener back to a simpler time with their eclectic musical mix of pop-punk-rock. The band’s roots reach back to 2005 when brothers Mark and Jason Hobbs first started writing music in a dingy Devon basement alongside Chris Golden and Josh Norton-Cox. Fast forward 15 years to 2020, and Mark, Jason, and Chris found themselves rekindling their partnership during the strange era of Covid-19.

Now joined by Gemma Patten, Tom Crossman, and Ryan Wighton, and with original member Josh returning as producer, this unique six-piece line-up has fused their refined musicianship, while staying true to their founding influences of Blink 182, The Ataris, Senses Fail, and New Found Glory. The result is a vintage and truly authentic sound, given a contemporary twist by their trio of vocalists.

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BRITISH ALT-COUNTRY KATIE O’MALLEY PRESENTS MYSTERIOUS, MAGICAL “DEVIL’S GOT A HOLD”

Manchester, UK based blues-rock singer-songwriter Katie O’Malley has just released her latest single, the alt-country-tinged “Devil’s Got A Hold”. The track opens with a stand-up bass and acoustic guitar before sonically blooming with electric guitars, keys, and drums, all providing a low-key, atmospheric music bed for Katie’s sultry vocals.

“I love horror/thriller films and wrote this song about the  supernatural elements you normally find in horrors,” explains Katie, “The mystery is the best part of any good horror, and the woman in the story represents a mysterious magical being and everything that intrigues you to want to know more.”

“Devil’s Got A Hold” is the third single of a  3 track EP of the same title, which will be released in November of 2021. The EP features O’Malley’s full band including Richard Neal (electric guitar), Luke Dodd (electric guitar), Steven Taylor (bass), and Aaron Youd (drums). The EP was engineered by Adam P Gorman.

Along with the single, Katie has released a music video, directed by Didzis Starasins and filmed  & edited by Imaging House.  “It was a fun shoot,” says Katie, “We filmed in Macclesfield Forest and at my boyfriend’s grandma’s house!  I loved her retro 70s kitchen and knew I had to create a music video in there at some point and this song was so perfect. She has had so many trinkets everywhere and it was like a creative gold mine for myself and the videographers.” You can watch the video below:

With a voice that pours with emotion and fills a venue, Katie O’Malley and her hip-swaying Americana band have played across the UK. Hailing from Manchester and proud northerners, they describe their sound as mix of country, folk, soul & blues. Their 70’s inspired music takes you on a journey of mournful melody to punchy beats and gravelly powerful vocals with a sense of Stevie Nicks meets the blues. Together, they have received airplay from Amazing radio USA, BBC  Introducing  UK, supporting top ten album-selling Beth Rowley. 

Although 2020 has had many setbacks for artists, it’s not stopped Katie from releasing new music with the release of her third E.P ‘Wild West’  and new single ‘Taste the Dirt’ being backed by Chris Country Radio, Louder Than War and BCMA.

Katie also teamed up with Adam Lewis from Manchester band The Watchmakers. Together they created their song “Piece Of The Pie” which was featured on the hit Netflix film “Kissing Booth 2” gaining over 66 million views in its first few weeks of broadcast.

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Ohio MC Master Puff Drops Lyrical Gem “Playing Rich”

Hailing from Massillon, Ohio, hip-hop artist Master Puff has just dropped his latest single, “Playing Rich”. The track, produced by LANCEXCV, mixed & mastered by Conz, features Puff’s lyrical acrobatics over a chill flute loop and sparse percussion. A video is in the works.

Lyrically, Puff speaks on the ills of stunting without means. “I saw an artist I used to look up to go broke from a gambling addiction,” explains Master Puff. “Even after losing his savings, he still tried to live the extravagant life he grew accustomed to. All I saw was somebody trying to play rich instead of holding themselves accountable. Like Marshawn Lynch once said, “Take care of your chickens“.

Master Puff is a linguistic gymnast, or “A  rapper on a balance beam” as he puts it. Teetering between charmingly witty and over-the-top, he has been one of the fastest-growing artists in NE Ohio since early 2020. He secured a sponsorship with Acathla Clothing in  March of 2021, due to his rapidly growing fanbase, before releasing any music on streaming services! Master Puff is an example to follow for any artists on the come-up, and also one to watch out for.

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Alt rockers Emma & The Fragments – “Proper Everything”

London, UK alternative indie rock band Emma and the Fragments have released their latest single, “Proper Everything”.  The song starts off with a driving backbeat intro before cranking down into a jazzy riff for the verses, making a great music bed for Emma’s crystal clear vocals. The track is tied together by a strong, feel-good hook, ready for alternative radio!

Lyrically, the song was inspired by Victoria Park in London. “The title of the song came first, a made-up phrase said by Emma at a rehearsal to describe something that was the best,” explains the band. “The song was inspired by Victoria Park and uses the imagery of the park to describe falling in love. The lyric ‘Smile Til It Hurts’ was taken from the track and has been used for a title for the upcoming EP.” 

“Proper Everything” is It is the 4th single from the forthcoming EP ‘Smile ‘Til It Hurts’. The EP will be released with one additional track this Fall.

Along with the single, the band has also released a fun animated music video. “We basically created cartoon versions of ourselves playing live in the park,” says the band. “Which we think fits with the fun energy of the track!”

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HENRY ROLLINS, LANDING IN PITTSBURGH 9/22 AT THE WARHOL MUSEUM

3112819423_49c1b1121bHenry Rollins has been a major influence since he first became a known name as Black Flag’s lead singer.  Since then he has continued wowing people as the singer in The Rollins Band, a writer, a publisher, a dynamic speaker, an actor, and now a photographer.  Locally, we are lucky enough to hear him speak and talk about his world travels with his poignant images to enhance the performance on the Slide Show Tour that will locally hit Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

Rollins became an influence in my life in the early eighties when I was in high school.  The first time I heard Black Flag, I dug them, but when Henry took over vocals, there was a new element to the music that captured me.  I continued to devour all his artistic endeavors as he fronted his own band, published books, did speaking engagements, and even acted in some huge movies (i.e. “Heat”…still a favorite that is sacrilege to turn off when it pops up on cable).  I’ve seen Rollins speak numerous times and have dragged along students, my wife, and my best friends, converting them all into fans of the man who just speaks “real”.  I’ve asked for interviews numerous times but it never seemed to work out for various reasons, mainly Henry’s schedule, he is a super generous guy when he can be.  So, when his assistant told me that I could email questions and he would get back to me from the road, the fanboy in me rose up and did a little embarrassing dance internally.  These are just some of the questions I wanted to ask the man; if I could ask them all he would probably have to write an autobiography!

When did you start taking photos of your adventures?

I think I stared in 1998 in Egypt. I had been to the African continent before but didn’t want to haul camera gear around with me but after that first time there, I figured I better bring a camera, even if it was a point and shoot.

What type of equipment do you use?

I try to keep things as simple as possible. I use a Canon 5D and a couple of lenses. The more I travel with camera gear, the less I take. I would rather travel with two bodies but often I’m carrying things on my back for long periods of time, so I try to keep it light.

Do you have any idea of how many miles you have logged?

I travel internationally every year. Multiple times to Europe and Australia in 2018, with one more trip to Europe, Russia, Ukraine, and Iceland still to go. I’ve been traveling like this for decades, so I don’t know how many miles. I know there are people who fly internationally like someone takes a taxi across town.

rollinsI’ve seen you perform many times before and it always had the feel of being fresh and not canned.  Will you use different photos to speak of different experiences each night?

During the show, I put up a photo on the screen, talk about it, perhaps some historical information. The stories I tell onstage are often driven by travel. This time you will have the image of what I’m talking about.

Can you tell us a bit about the VIP experience you are offering? (note: not all cities)

 I meet a few people post-show. Do photos with them and answer some questions and that’s it. It’s not a big deal. I can no longer stand out by the bus for 90 minutes and sign things and then seem them on eBay, so it’s a way to hit the middle.

Will you avoid politics speaking in front of mixed audiences, or project your opinions and let the cards fall where they may?

No. I never avoid politics. You can’t take photos internationally and not be political. The world is political. Water is political, almost everything is political. There isn’t anything I would say politically or otherwise, that is in any way controversial.

What you consider being called a renaissance man a compliment or an insult?

Mainly it’s a mistake and an insult to all those hard-working renaissance people out there. I’m not a renaissance man. I’m an opportunist. I’m adverse to boredom and mediocrity, so I try to make things as interesting as I can. I don’t have an artistic bone in my body. I do like to get things done, so I say yes to a lot of different kinds of work.

What would it take for you to play live with a band again? Is it a never or only if that becomes what you are passionate about at the time?

HenryRollins_Performing_1993I’m not a musician. For me, it was a time/place thing. One of the reasons I know it was real is because I never really liked being in a band but it was in me and it had to come out. When there was no more left, I stopped. It was never about art or a career. It was like having a flu. It’s in you and then it’s gone. The idea of going out and doing old music to me is fighting wars that have already been fought. If I can’t do new music, then I’m just a war reenactor. It has to be real or I can’t do it. Like I said, it was a time/place thing. If I can’t hit it hard, then I don’t hit it at all.

What prompted you to get into podcasting?  Do you have favorite podcasts? (The I did some fanboy flattery over him being on The Joe Rogan podcast, so, Please check out his appearance on Rogan it’s fantastic)

Thanks. Mr. Rogan is great. My manager, Heidi said to me several months ago, that there were a lot of stories I’ve told her that I’ve not done onstage and that we should do a podcast so I could tell them. So, we started doing them and apparently, people seem to like them. I have not listened to many podcasts. I’ve heard a couple that Marc Maron did. He’s great.

Are you still in love with bands like Black Sabbath and The Misfits today as much as you were as a kid?  What was it like hanging out with Sabbath in Birmingham {Rollins got to be with them on their last tour}?

I listen to both bands all the time. They are core listening experiences. They’re like part of me. When Sabbath was planning to do their reunion shows in 1997, I think it was, I went to their band practice in Wales and then to Birmingham for the two shows. It was an amazing week. I was with the band pretty much every day. I sang Paranoid at soundcheck with Geezer, Tony and Bill playing. That was a great moment. The shows were fantastic. The day after they were done, I flew to Kenya. I used some of the leftover food from their dressing rooms for days while living in a tent.

When you worked in the ice cream store did you ever have an inclination (or even a desire) to travel the world like you do now?

When I graduated from high school, I had no plan. So, when I was working at the shop, I thought a version of that would be the rest of my life. I had no idea of anything. All I knew was that I was crazy, it was going to be very hard to be in the regular world and it was going to be all I could do to maintain. I truly thought the rest of my life was going to be a grind. I knew it wasn’t right for me but I didn’t think I had any choice.

Is there someone that influenced you to retain the humility, curiosity, and creativeness that you embody?

Not really somebody but some thing, yes. The reality that I’m nobody from nowhere. I was given a chance and to not make the best of it, would be betraying the break I was given. This truth keeps me fairly grounded. I don’t expect any of this to last more than the end of the next tour or whatever task is at hand. I’ve always felt this way.

You have been to Pittsburgh many times, what are your impressions of the city and do you have any favorite spots within the city?

Actually, I’ve always found the people to be great and very honest. It’s a very good audience. It’s a tough town but if you’re real then I reckon you’ll be okay. Pittsburgh was one of the first cities I played when I started out. I did a lot of two set nights there. Not easy. As to favorite spots, I can’t recall any, although I’ve had some great meals there. What’s that place where they put the French fries in the sandwich, that place is amazing (for those of you who do not know, he is speaking of Primanti’s).

You are speaking at The Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh…did Andy have any influence on you or fascination?

No influence but he’s a fascinating artist. When you go to the museum and see the pieces full size, it’s almost too much to take in. Incredibly powerful.

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TOUR DATES

9/17/2018    Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI    BUY TICKETS

9/18/2018    Southern Theatre – Columbus, OH    BUY TICKETS

9/19/2018    Ohio Theatre – Cleveland, OH    BUY TICKETS

9/20/2018    Music Hall Ballroom – Cincinnati, OH    BUY TICKETS

9/21/2018    Kentucky Center for the Arts – Louisville, KY    BUY TICKETS

9/22/2018    The Andy Warhol Museum Theater – Pittsburgh, PA    BUY TICKETS

9/23/2018    Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN    BUY TICKETS

9/24/2018    Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL    BUY TICKETS

9/25/2018    Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL    BUY TICKETS

9/26/2018    Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI    BUY TICKETS

9/27/2018    Ames Center – Burnsville, MN    BUY TICKETS

9/28/2018    Barrymore Theatre  –  Madison, WI    BUY TICKETS

9/29/2018    Hoyt Sherman Theatre  –  Des Moines, IA    BUY TICKETS

9/30/2018    Icon Lounge – Sioux Falls, SD    BUY TICKETS

10/1/2018    Rococo Theatre – Lincoln, NE    BUY TICKETS

10/2/2018    The Pageant – Saint Louis, MO    BUY TICKETS

10/3/2018    The Englert Theatre – Iowa City, IA    BUY TICKETS

10/4/2018    Liberty Hall  – Lawrence, KS    BUY TICKETS

10/5/2018    Orpheum Performing Arts Center – Wichita, KS    BUY TICKETS

10/6/2018    Gillioz Theater – Springfield, MO    BUY TICKETS

10/7/2018    Revolution Music Room – Little Rock, AR    BUY TICKETS

10/8/2018    Tower Theatre – Oklahoma City, OK    BUY TICKETS

10/9/2018    Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX    BUY TICKETS

10/10/2018    Heights Theater – Houston, TX    BUY TICKETS

10/11/2018    Jefferson Theater – Beaumont, TX    BUY TICKETS

10/12/2018    KiMo Theatre – Albuquerque, NM    BUY TICKETS

10/14/2018    Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO    BUY TICKETS

10/15/2018    Avalon Theater – Grand Junction, CO    BUY TICKETS

10/16/2018    The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT    BUY TICKETS

10/17/2018    Egyptian Theatre – Boise, ID    BUY TICKETS

10/18/2018    Bing Crosby Theater – Spokane, WA    BUY TICKETS

10/19/2018    Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA    BUY TICKETS

10/20/2018    Capitol Theatre – Yakima, WA    BUY TICKETS

10/21/2018    Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR    3PM BUY TICKETS   8PM BUY TICKETS

10/22/2018    McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR    BUY TICKETS

10/23/2018    Rogue Theatre – Grants Pass, OR    BUY TICKETS

10/24/2018    Cargo @ Whitney Peak Hotel – Reno, NV    BUY TICKETS

10/25/2018    Herbst Theatre – San Francisco, CA    BUY TICKETS

10/26/2018    Crest Theatre – Sacramento, CA    BUY TICKETS

10/27/2018    Rio Theatre – Santa Cruz, CA    BUY TICKETS

10/28/2018    Visalia Fox Theater – Visalia, CA    BUY TICKETS

10/29/2018    Fremont Theater – San Luis Obispo, CA    BUY TICKETS

10/30/2018    City National Grove – Anaheim, CA    BUY TICKETS

11/28/2018    TivoliVredenberg Grote Zaal  –  Utrecht, Netherlands  BUY TICKETS

11/29/2018    Christuskirche  –  Bochum, Germany  BUY TICKETS

11/30/2018    Schouwburg  –  Kortrijk, Belgium  BUY TICKETS

12/1/2018     Arenbergschouwburg  –  Antwerpen, Belgium  BUY TICKETS

12/3/2018    Rival  –  Stockholm, Sweden  BUY TICKETS

12/4/2018    Parkteatret  –  Oslo, Norway  BUY TICKETS

12/6/2018    The House of Culture  –  Helsinki, Finland  BUY TICKETS

12/7/2018    Studio 2 (DR Concert House)  –  Copenhagen, Denmark  BUY TICKETS

12/9/2018    Muffathalle  –  München, Germany  BUY TICKETS

12/10/2018    Schlachthof  –  Wiesbaden, Germany  BUY TICKETS

12/12/2018    Im Wizemann  –  Stuttgart, Germany  BUY TICKETS

12/13/2018    Kampnagel  –  Hamburg, Germany  BUY TICKETS

12/15/2018    Gartenbaukino  –  Vienna, Austria  BUY TICKETS

12/17/2018    Moscow Hall  –  Moscow, Russia  BUY TICKETS

12/19/2018    Caribbean Club  –  Kiev, Ukraine  BUY TICKETS

STAGE AE MAY 12: MASTODON WITH EAGLES OF DEATH METAL AND RUSSIAN CIRCLES

15977734_10154990277207948_3339232387872194428_nMastodon are excited to announce a spring headline tour with Eagles Of Death Metal and Russian Circles! Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 13. Every pair of tickets purchased online for Mastodon includes your choice of a physical or digital copy of their new, soon-to-be released album. You will receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album once it is released (date yet to be confirmed).

04/14 | Missoula, MT | The Wilma
04/15 | Seattle, WA | Paramount Theater
04/16 | Portland, OR | Roseland Theater
04/18 | San Francisco, CA | The Warfield
04/20 | Los Angeles, CA | The Palladium
04/21 | Phoenix, AZ | Comerica Theatre
04/23 | Salt Lake City, UT | Complex
04/24 | Denver, CO | Fillmore
04/26 | Kansas City, MO | Uptown Theater
04/27 | St. Louis, MO | Pageant
04/28 | Birmingham, AL |Iron City
04/29 | Jacksonville, FL | Welcome to Rockville Festival*
04/30 | Ft. Myers, FL | Fort Rock Festival*
05/2 | Washington DC | Fillmore
05/3 | Toronto, ON | Rebel
05/4 | Cleveland, OH | Agora Theater
05/5 | Charlotte, NC | Carolina Rebellion Festival*
05/6 | Philadelphia, PA | Electric Factory
05/8 | Boston, MA | House Of Blues
05/9 | Portland, ME |State Theater
05/11 | New York, NY | Hammerstein Ballroom
05/12 | Pittsburgh, PA | Stage AE
05/13 | Chicago, IL | Aragon Ballroom
05/14 | Cincinnati, OH | Taft Theatre
05/16 | Detroit, MI | Royal Oak Theater
05/17 | Nashville, TN | Ryman Auditorium
05/18 | Memphis, TN | Minglewood Hall
05/19 | Dallas, TX | Gas Monkey Live
05/20 | Austin, TX | ACL Live

* Indicates festival date. All other dates are headline shows.

Brooklyn artist Yoke Lore (formerly of Yellerkin and Walk the Moon) supporting Handsome Ghost at Cattivo on Thursday, December 15

Brooklyn project Yoke Lore is the new musical venture ofyoke-lore-by-wes-alexAdrian Galvin, previously of Yellerkin and Walk the Moon.

Yoke Lore layers the harmonies of Panda Bear, the soulful beats of M83, and the modern pop of Blackbird Blackbird to tell “the stories of how we are bound.” Galvin’s songs start with the folksy timbre of a banjo and add echoing waves of vocals and percussion to create unforgettable pop music with tactile sincerity and conviction.

Galvin grew up in an artistic family, his mother a director and his father an actor and sculptor. He was immersed in painting, photography, and ballet from an early age, eventually finding his first musical passion in the drums. While pursuing music, his artistry in other disciplines has not faltered, even lending his own artwork as the cover of his debut EP, Far Shore.

When he’s not writing and recording new music, Galvin can be found teaching yoga or performing with his modern dance company Boomerang in Brooklyn.

12/6 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA (tickets)*
12/7 The Middle East Cambridge, MA (tickets)*
12/8 Mercury Lounge New York, NY (tickets)*
12/9 Jammin’ Java Vienna, VA (tickets)*
12/14 Big Room Bar Columbus, OH (tickets)*
12/15 Cattivo Pittsburgh, PA (tickets)*
12/16 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH (tickets)*
12/17 Schuba’s Chicago, IL (tickets)*

% supporting Grace Mitchell
# School Night
* supporting Handsome Ghost

Faith No More Share Video of Full 1986 I-Beam Performance

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2016 – Faith No More, who released We Care A Lot (Deluxe Band Edition) on Friday, share video of the band’s full 1986 I-Beam performance: https://youtu.be/7_7kwmBmoW8.

Audio from two of the songs performed that January 13 evening, “The Jungle” and “New Beginnings,” are included on the reissue. The original 10-song album, which has been re-mastered by Maor Appelbaum via the original reels Bill Gould unearthed in his basement, is enhanced with nine bonus tracks including demo versions (taken from the original 8-track tapes) of “Greed,” “Mark Bowen,” “Arabian Disco” and “Intro,” live versions of “The Jungle” and “New Beginnings” and new mixes, via Matt Wallace, of “We Care A Lot,” “Pills for Breakfast” and “As The Worm Turns.” Liner notes from keyboard player Roddy Bottum and behind-the-scenes photos will be included with the physical release. We Care A Lot (Deluxe Band Edition) is available now on CD/vinyl (http://faithnomore.kungfustore.com), and digital (http://geni.us/WeCareALotDigital).

It’s been a busy week for the San Francisco-based band, with Gould, Mike Bordin, Roddy Bottum and Jon Hudson surprising fans at Chuck Mosley’s San Francisco and Los Angeles shows for a set featuring music from the seminal album.  Photos can be seen here, courtesy of L.A. Record:http://larecord.com/photos/2016/08/22/chuck-mosley-and-friends-the-troubadour.

Original flyer from the 1986 I-Beam show
We Care A Lot originally arrived in November 1985 via Maximum RocknRoll editor Ruth Schwartz’s Mordam Records. The seminal album, boasting the timeless title track, which can still be heard daily on radio stations worldwide, confounded music fans and critics alike. As Pitchfork said in a 2015 article dubbed “The Misunderstanding of Faith No More,” the unpredictable and hard-to-define band “had radically altered the parameters of popular music years before the fabled alternative revolution.” Rolling Stone called it a “raw punk album” while Select Magazine dubbed it “a lustful marriage of mutoid metal and dance floor verve.”

“When strangers ask what Faith No More is I’ve always said, ‘well, it’s kind of an art band…’ I say that mostly to distance us from the hard rock world that we’re often times lumped into. I mean, hard rock, sure, that was part of it, but our roots most definitely and pointedly stem from a specific freakout art time and place in San Francisco, a time that no longer exists. In 1982, the hippies mingled with the punks, the artists hung out with the musicians, the dance people and the punks were one and the Satanists and the sexual pioneers… all part of the same scene,” Bottum explains, colorfully setting the scene for the original inspiration for the band and We Care A Lot. “That weird SF window provided a platform from which we were free to express and cultivate a really uniquely odd sound experience. In Los Angeles, no one really cared much, but SF was always super supportive, encouraging us, directly and not, to get our collective freak on.”

“We felt like it was time to take the next step,” adds drummer Mike Bordin. “We raised as much money as we were able and booked time at Prairie Sun Studios just north of San Francisco. I can’t remember how long it took us to record the album, but not a lot, maybe a few days. The songs were sharp from having played most of them at various shows.  Very stripped down, basic as could be.  The place was on a farm in chicken country (Petaluma). Hard work, but a ton of fun too.”

We Care A Lot (Deluxe Band Edition) track list:

1. We Care A Lot
2. The Jungle
3. Mark Bowen
4. Jim
5. Why Do You Bother
6. Greed
7. Pills for Breakfast
8. As The Worm Turns
9. Arabian Disco
10. New Beginnings
11. We Care A Lot – 2016 Mix
12. Pills for Breakfast – 2016 Mix
13. As The Worm Turns – 2016 Mix
14. Greed – Original Demo
15. Mark Bowen – Original Demo
16. Arabian Disco – Original Demo
17. Intro – Original Demo
18. The Jungle – I-Beam, SF, 1986
19. New Beginnings – I-Beam, SF, 1986

SABATON Prepares for Battle – U.S. Tour with Trivium and Huntress/Pittsburgh date 10/10 @StageAE

Introducing New Guitarist Tommy Johansson
 
New Album The Last Stand Out Now via Nuclear Blast
 

In just three weeks, Swedish metal favorites SABATON – recognized globally by fans for their unique brand of historical battle-themed metal – will return to the United States for the 2016 “Silence In The Snow” Fall Tour with headliners Trivium and fellow special guest Huntress. This is a can’t-miss line-up! The tour begins on September 15 in Columbus, OH and comes to a close on October 21 st in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Pick up your tickets via www.sabaton.net/tour and see below for all current tour dates.
These dates will be the first time U.S. fans get to see SABATON performing with their new guitarist Tommy Johansson. The band issued a statement yesterday regarding the departure of their former guitarist Thobbe En glund and the addition of Johansson: “Thank you Thobbe, welcome Tommy! Our guitar player Thobbe did his final concert with us on last Saturday’s very emotional show at the SABATON OPEN AIR festival. Celebrating the release of our new album while saying goodbye to a great friend is lots of mixed feelings. But the future is bright since this was not nearly our last stand, from now on you will see Tommy Johansson playing guitars with SABATON and we all look forward to see you on the road!”
Johansson added:“For me to be a part of the SABATON family is a huge honor and I couldn’t be happier! The guys are awesome and among the nicest people you can meet. I’ve been following SABATON since 2005 when I saw them live for the first time and I have loved the band ever since, so when they asked me to join there was no hesitation. Although, they did ask me already back in 2012 but for many personal reasons it was not a good time for me to hit the road and give everything that was needed to the band. So I declined, but we have stayed in touch since then. I also want to say that Thobbe is a great guitarist and such a wonderful guy! My job is not to replace him, it’s to contribute to the band with my own style of guitar playing but of course also to keep his fans happy by playing his wonderful solos with pride. I look forward to meet you all on tour and to do what I love the most in life – to play heavy metal!”
Last Friday, August 19, SABATON released their latest album The Last Stand via Nuclear Blast. You can order your copy of the heavy metal masterpiece now in various physical formats, or digitally. For fans who want a little extra, don’t miss the “Tank Edition”.
More on

The Last Stand:
‘The Lost Battalion’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:
‘Blood Of Bannockburn’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:
‘Shiroyama’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:
‘The Art Of War’ OFFICIAL LIVE CLIP:
 
See what press is saying about SABATON’s

The Last Stand:
“Most diverse SABATON war ever!ˮ– SPARK (CZ), David Havlena
 
“Everything SABATON stand for, compressed on 37 exciting minutes! The Last Stand goes straight forward without off-time, delivers hit after hit in the famous SABATON style, but still provides enough space for new sounds and surprises.ˮ – METAL HAMMER (D), Sebastian Kessler
 
“Best SABATON record so far. The Last Stand has a better sound, bombastic vocals and a future crowd favorite called ‘The Lost Battalion’.”– AARDSCHOK (NL), Michael van Rijswijk
SABATON US Tour Dates with Trivium & Huntress:
9/15 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
9/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
9/17 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – off date – w/ Devin Townsend Project, Between The Buried and Me & Fallujah
9/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
9/20 – Little Rock, AR @ The Metroplex
9/22 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
9/23 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
9/24 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
9/25 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater – Knotfest
9/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
9/29 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium/Underground
9/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
10/2 – Louisville, KY @ Champions Park – Louder Than Life
10/4 – Peoria, IL @ Limelight Eventplex
10/6 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
10/7 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/8 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
10/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/11 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/13 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/15 – Binghamton, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
10/17 – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
10/18 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10/19 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/21 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
 
About SABATON:
Formed in Falun, Sweden in 1999, SABATON is best known for singing almost exclusively about historical wars and battles, a direction the band members decided to take on after watching the 1999 Academy Award-winning film Saving Private Ryan. The band thoroughly researches their topics to ensure the songs paint accurate and objective portraits of the historical event they’re singing about, which are narrated from an omniscient point-of-view or in first-person as a soldier caught in the line of fire.  Like their home country of Sweden,SABATON aims to remain politically neutral in their role as musical war historians.SABATON have reached their unshaken position as heavy metal’s AAA-torchbearer after releasing ingenious studio recordings and playing endless amount of unforgettable live shows.The Last Stand is another unquestionable and bulletproof evidence of SABATON‘s top class abilities and it will be followed by the band’s most gigantic world tour to date.
Visit SABATON online atwww.SABATON.net:

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Announce US Tour Dates

From DEP Facebook:

The end is near party peoplllllllllllle. But not yet… not yet. So we had all of the fun getting up close and personal with some of you in the tiny saunas… I mean venues… that we played over the last couple of weeks. There was no better way we could’ve chosen to start the beginning of the end than by getting back in the van and getting down to the slimy nitty gritty with some of y’all in some of our favorite cities. Thanks to everyone who came out and screamed and sweat and bled with us and checked their fucks at the door. So invigorating to play such feral explosive small shows after being dormant for a while. Sad to know they will be our last shows in venues that small and intimate but very meaningful to say the least. Full body chills/goosebumps every night to see you all go into a frenzy and scream along to the end of Limerent Death so soon after we released it. So, because we’re kinda hooked on this whole intimate show thing now, we’re doing another in the UK this week at Old Blue Last. This place holds 150 people….tickets go on sale today at 3pm. Not bothering to post a link, you guys’ll figure it out.

For everyone stateside, we’ve got a ton of dates coming up, that we’re gonna tell you about right NOW:

Wed 10/12 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
Thu 10/13 Providence, RI Fete Music Hall
Fri 10/14 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance Theater
Sat 10/15 New York, NY Webster Hall
Mon 10/17 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot Ballroom
Tue 10/18 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Wed 10/19 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Thu 10/20 Sauget, IL Pop’s Nightclub
Fri 10/21 Lawrence, KS Granada
Sat 10/22 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
Sun 10/23 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Tue 10/25 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Wed 10/26 Portland, OR Dante’s
Thu 10/27 Berkely, CA The UC Theatre
Fri 10/28 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
Sat 10/29 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar
Sun 10/30 Los Angeles, CA The Regent
Mon 10/31 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee
Tue 11/1 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
Thu 11/3 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
Fri 11/4 Dallas, TX Trees
Sat 11/5 Austin, TX Sound On Sound Festival
Sun 11/6 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
Mon 11/7 New Orleans, LA Southport Hall
Wed 11/9 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Thu 11/10 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
Fri 11/11 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Sat 11/12 Wilmington, NC The Throne Theatre
Sun 11/13 Knoxville, TN The Concourse
Tue 11/15 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Wed 11/16 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Thu 11/17 Burlington, VT Club Metronome
Fri 11/18 Huntington, NY The Paramount
Sat 11/19 Hartford, CT The Webster

All shows go on sale this Friday 8/26. Support comes from O’ Brother, Cult Leader, Car Bomb, Entheos, and Bent Knee, depending on where you are on those last three.

UK, we’re headed your way. Old Blue Last, Reading and Leeds, bring it all on. We are gonna chew you the fuck up.

See you soon.

The Suffers @ Diesel Club on 9/27

*Debut Self-Titled Album Now Available On iTunesAmazon & Spotify*

Watch The Suffers’ Music Video For “Midtown” on Saint Heron & “Peanuts” on Afropunk
 
Watch The Suffers Perform “Midtown” & “Peanuts” On Jimmy Kimmel Live!
 
Watch The Suffers Perform “Gwan” on Late Show With David Letterman 
 
Watch The Suffers’ NPR Tiny Desk Concert, Here: https://goo.gl/yROgXD
 
 
“If you can’t do this, get out of the business!”
– David Letterman
 
“They’re the sort of neo-retro group you never knew music was so badly missing”
– SPIN
 
“‘Make Some Room,’ opens with a blast of classic-sounding R&B horns 
and spends the next four and a half minutes subtly shifting from slinky to soaring and back again.”
 
Houston’s award-winning 10-piece ensemble, The Suffers, have announced additional fall tour dates with special guests Jakübi! The tour will now run through November 20th and hit 7 more cities across the US. Check out the full list of dates below!  The band officially released their debut self-titled album on February 12th, which is now available on iTunesAmazon & Spotify.Surrounding the release, The Suffers performed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel Live (https://goo.gl/YkTnrh)!
Last year brought the band to new heights, as they played 150+ shows across North America, visited NPR in Washington, DC for a Tiny Desk Concert, and made their national television debut on Late Show With David Letterman.
Established in 2011, The Suffers’ lineup was curated by bassist Adam Castaneda and vocalist/keyboardist Pat Kelly, who brought on trumpet player Jon Durbin, trombonist Michael Razo,guitarist Kevin Bernier, percussionist Jose “Chapy” Luna, and drummer/vocalist Nick Zamora. Jazz saxophonist Cory Wilson and guitarist/vocalist Alex Zamora filled out the rhythm section, while frontwoman Kam Franklin topped off the group with soaring vocals.
In a short time, the band has progressed from packing Houston venues to accepting invitations for featured performances at Hangout Music Festival, Forecastle Festival, Electric Forest Festival, Pemberton Music Festival, Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival, XPoNential Festival, Landmark Music Festival, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, LouFest, AmericanaFest, UTOPiAfest, SXSWFree Press Summer FestivalUntapped Festival, CMJ Music Marathon, and more. The Suffers have remained a local favorite, accepting 20 Houston Press Music Awards in the last three years.
For further information on The Suffers, please visit: www.thesuffers.com.

Jake Bugg – Pittsburgh, PA @MrSmalls Theatre – September 23

ALBUM “ON MY ONE” OUT NOW!

“Jake Bugg mixes Americana and British Folk as skillfully as ever”

–         Rolling Stone

 

“Jake Bugg may or may not be the latest New Bob Dylan

–         NPR

“’On My One’..sees Bugg also draw on a more diverse range of genres in a way…that it is strangely captivating”

–         The Guardian

 

UK-based artist JAKE BUGG is on tour and coming to your area! Traveling in support of his recently released third studio album “On My One,” Jake Bugg has been garnering lots of media attention. Rolling Stone recently called Bugg “one of the finest new songwriters of his generation,” and it seems listeners are in resounding agreement, giving “On My One” 10.5 Million combined streams on Spotify alone. Jake Bugg is no stranger to these accolades—he is the youngest male artist to debut #1 on the UK charts and recently played completely sold-out dates on his headlining tour with the Black Keys.

 

 

Jake Bugg On Tour

 

9/2 Denver, CO @ Riot Fest Denver 2016

9/8 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

9/9  Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo

9/10 Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades

9/12 2016 San Francisco, Us The Regency Ballroom

9/13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

9/21 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre

9/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre

9/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater Of The Living Arts

9/27 New York, NY @ Terminal 5

9/28 Boston / Cambridge, MA @ Royale

9/29 Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre

Detroit Noise Rock Eccentrics Kick Off Tour With Lord Dying/ Live @SmilingMoose 8/30

Detroit noise rock eccentrics/perpetual road demons CHILD BITE are set to ravage US streets again, this time supporting Lord Dying. The massive thirty-six date journey will commence tonight and run through September 29th. Additional support will be provided by Black Fast and Joel Grind!
CHILD BITEw/ Lord Dying, Black Fast, Joel Grind:
8/19/2016 The Panic Room – Portland, OR
8/20/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
8/21/2016 The Pin – Spokane, WA
8/22/2016 The Shredder – Boise, ID
8/23/2016 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
8/24/2016 The Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
8/25/2016 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
8/27/2016 El Club – Detroit, MI
8/28/2016 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
8/30/2016 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
8/31/2016 Bugjar – Rochester, NY
9/01/2016 Trickshots – Albany, NY
9/02/2016 Great Scott – Boston, MA
9/03/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
9/04/2016 The Pinch – Washington DC
9/05/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/06/2016 Riffhouse Pub – Chesapeake, VA
9/07/2016 The Pour House – Raleigh, NC
9/08/2016 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
9/09/2016 The Haven – Orlando, FL
9/10/2016 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
9/11/2016 Churchill – Miami, FL
9/12/2016 1904 – Jacksonville, FL
9/13/2016 The Masquerade  – Atlanta, GA
9/15/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
9/16/2016 Walters – Houston, TX
9/17/2016 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
9/18/2016 Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
9/20/2016 Depot Obar Live – Lubbock, TX
9/22/2016 Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
9/23/2016 White Oak Music – Los Angeles, CA
9/25/2016 The Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
9/27/2016 The DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
9/28/2016 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
9/29/2016 3rd Street Pub – Bend, OR
CHILD BITE continues to astound ears with the apocalyptic sounds of Negative Noise, out now on Housecore Records. The wild, forty-seven-minute ride was produced by label head Philip H. Anselmo, mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer), and is where the Venn diagram of Black Flag, Voivod, and The Jesus Lizard truly overlaps.
The Sludgelord notes, “CHILD BITE creates an idiosyncratic racket, a chaotic collision of off-kilter punk, the weirder end of ’80s hardcore and rumbling post-punk. Negative Noise is an invigorating blast of dissonance, a blend of familiar influences twisted into their warped vision. Shawn Knight’s hyperactive drawl makes a compelling foil to the band’s manic yet inventive playing, as his Jello Biafra via Mike Watt drawl varies in intensity to match the song’s twists and turns.” New Noise Magazine calls CHILD BITE‘s Negative Noise, “…an adventurous slice of loud rock…They have the aggressive force of hardcore, but it’s filtered through grimy noise rock…Negative Noise showcases a band firing on all cylinders.” Brave Words observes, “The danger with this sort of artsy punk is that it can skirt a line between really interesting and creative and just really annoying and grating, really fast. Most bands who do this sort of thing end up being in the latter category, but CHILD BITE stay listenable, thanks to a ton of interesting and cool guitar work (check out ‘Video Blood’) and an ability to keep things toe-tapping and relatively rockin’, even if it’s rarely with a straight beat and is certainly never with an expected twist or turn,” adding, “References within the sphere of metal are hard to come by, but imagine if the first Mr. Bungle album wasn’t annoying circus music, and then remember that this band once did a 5″ record of Anal Cunt covers with Phil Anselmo on vocals, and you’re getting there.” Punk News concurs, “This is for the open minded punk, headbanger or weirdo. If you like your music a little on the ugly side, you owe it to yourself to check them out. (Especially if you get a chance to see them live.) Negative Noise can be a hard record to love, but ultimately it’s worth the effort.” No Clean Singing notes, ” Negative Noise possesses a brilliance and individuality all its own and is a refreshing breath of fetid air in an era saturated with a d-beat-only approach to punk and hardcore,” while KNAC hails, “…an all-over-the-place shitstorm of punk/hardcore, metal, noise/post rock, prog and even surf music in Brandon Sczomak’s shrill guitar jangle…it sounds sorta like someone stuffed Mr. Bungle/Fantomas, Voivod, old Clutch (especially in Shawn Knight’s husky baritone and seemingly extemporaneous delivery), Black Flag and The Jesus Lizard into a blender, pushed ‘grind’ and then forget to turn it off.”
Get weird with Negative Noise available at the Housecore Store HERE.

Whitechapel reveals final round of confirmed dates for co-headlining USA tour with Suicide Silence this fall

Whitechapel reveals final round of confirmed dates for co-headlining USA tour with Suicide Silence this fall

As previously announced, Whitechapel will co-headline a USA run withSuicide Silence this fall! Sponsored by BlackCraft Cult Clothing (blackcraftcult.com), the “Straight Outta Hell” tour also features Carnifex andOceano as support, with Despised Icon appearing at select shows. This must-see trek kicks off in late September and ends in late October – see below for all confirmed dates!

Whitechapel tour dates
w/ Suicide Silence, Carnifex, Oceano

Sept. 28 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre #
Sept. 29 – Seattle, WA – Studio 7 #
Sept. 30 – Spokane, WA – The Pin
Oct. 1 – Billings, MT – Pub Station
Oct. 2 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Oct. 4 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Oct. 5 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Oct. 6 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Oct. 7 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Oct. 8 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
Oct. 9 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Oct. 11 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater *
Oct. 12 – Webster, NY – Harmony House *
Oct. 13 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater *
Oct. 14 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club *
Oct. 15 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Oct. 16 – Freehold, NJ – Gamechanger
Oct. 17 – Greensboro, NC – Pete’s
Oct. 19 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live #
Oct. 20 – Dallas, TX – The Door #
Oct. 21 – Farmington, NM – Top Deck
Oct. 22 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock #
# = newly added
* = w/ Despised Icon

Whitechapel recently completed an extensive trek across the USA on the annual Warped Tour, touring in support of their sixth full-length, Mark of the Blade. Hailed as “an exciting milestone” (Alt Press), Mark of the Blade was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse) and sees Whitechapel redefine who they are and what they are capable of with the resulting 11 tracks. Kicking off with “The Void” – which has a Slayer-esque ferocity that is perfectly suited to the band’s three-guitar attack – the songs that follow all leave a distinct impression, and by the time the rich, dark melodies on “Decennium” bring the record to a close, it’s impossible to deny the emotional weight brought to bear. Alex Wade explains, “At this point in our career and as we grow older, we are taking a more open-minded approach to creating our music, allowing what we think sounds good to evolve naturally, rather than to just write what is expected of us.”

To purchase Mark of the Blade in various formats, please visit:metalblade.com/whitechapel – where the video for the latest single, “Elitist Ones”, can also be viewed.

Whitechapel line-up:
Phil Bozeman – Vocals
Ben Savage – Guitar
Zach Householder – Guitar
Alex Wade – Guitar
Ben Harclerode – Drums
Gabe Crisp – Bass

Whitechapel online:
http://www.whitechapelband.com
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://instagram.com/whitechapelband
http://www.youtube.com/WhitechapelTV

MAC SABBATH @REXTHEATER SEPT 1

*Mixing raucous comedy with borderline-horrific theatrics, the only thing more petrifying than impending health problems resulting from years of overeating is a MAC SABBATH show. Set wise, this ain’t no value meal – innocent bystanders can enjoy 10 fantastically alarming Black Sabbath-turned-junk food themed tunes on this tour: More Ribs; Chicken For The Slaves; Sweet Beef; Brand of Doom; N.I.B.B.L.E.; Lord of the Swirled; Zippin Up the Uniform; Frying Pan; Cherries Are Fruits; Pair-A-Buns.
*Show attendees should be prepared to partake in the fun – MAC SABBATH puts on a theatrical, multimedia stage show – complete with a smoking grill, laser-eyed clowns, bouncing burgers and many more magical surprises… basically anything and everything an unwary show-goer could ever want in their wildest dreams.

MAC SABBATH BIOGRAPHY

 

It was the Year of Our Lord 2013, and I was devouring a cheeseburger in a Chatsworth, California, franchise of a certain multinational fast food conglomerate, which shall remain nameless. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a crazed looking clown walking in my direction. Wearing a costume of bright yellow and red, and giant shiny shoes, he seemingly fit into the surroundings, but it didn’t take long to see that something wasn’t quite right. His costume was trailed by long, tattered, hippie fringe that was dirty from scraping the floor (and most likely the alley behind the restaurant), and more alarmingly his face was caked in ghostly make up that looked like it had been smeared on with a putty knife. My first thought was that he looked like Skeletor as a member of Uriah Heap. Taking a seat in my booth, he informed me that his name was Ronald Osborne, and he that he was familiar with my oddity rock band Rosemary’s Billygoat. He was a fan of the band, and said he had a concept I might appreciate, something he termed “drive-thru metal.” Some of the delinquent kids who worked for the franchise had been allowing him and a cast of characters named Slayer Mac Cheeze, Grimalice, and the Cat Burglar, to perform secret rock shows in the bunker-like basements of the local restaurants. But the time had come, he said, to bring drive-thru metal up from the “underground,” and he asked if I would consider becoming the manager of his band. I asked him what the act was called, and proclaimed with pride, “MAC SABBATH!” I barely had time to gather up what was left of my faux food before the restaurant’s manager, apparently annoyed both by the disheveled clown and the content of our conversation, came over and forcefully assisted us out onto the street. As we hit the sidewalk, I looked over at Ronald, watched him brush the dust of cold fries, sodium chloride and GMO remnants of my UN happy meal from his grease-smeared clown suit, and couldn’t help but think there was something special, perhaps even great, about the man.

 

He invited me to one of these secret shows, and two nights later I was sitting in the basement of a fast food restaurant in the San Fernando Valley, my eyes and taste buds tingling to a new sensation. Drive-thru metal was real, and talk about a feast for the senses! Black Sabbath’s music, hilarious fast food lyrics, smoldering clown heads with laser eyes, a giant purple gumdrop bass player, and Tony Iommi with a giant cheeseburger head. I was confused, amazed, and dare I say it, can’t ever remember feeling so………happy! I told Ronald that yes; I would love to manage his band. It wasn’t going to be easy—nothing ever is with a disturbed clown and a band of Monsanto mutants who refuse to reveal their identities because they think they came here from a wormhole in time direct from 1970. But whoever they are and however they got here, they’re here now and they’re ready, so pull up to the window and check your order, because I am proud to present the world’s newest concept in entertainment, the culinary disgrace that is MAC SABBATH!

VIDEO: Slayer Talks About Fall Tour/ STAGE AE SEPT 15 w/ ANTHRAX and DEATH ANGEL

SLAYER has just released a brand new video clip with Tom Araya and Kerry King talking about the band’s upcoming Fall tour of North America.  Fellow Big Four members Anthrax will Special Guest, and Death Angel will support.
Check the clip out here – tour dates are below.
SEPTEMBER
  9   Jacob’s Pavilion, Cleveland, OH
10   Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
12   Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
13   Metropolis, Montreal, PQ
15   Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
17   Revolution Rock Fest., Mashantucket, CT
18   Rock Allegiance Festival, Chester, PA
20   Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
22   The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
24   Houston Open Air Festival, Houston
25   Knotfest, Devore, CA
27   Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
28   Fillmore, Miami, FL
30   Horseshoe Casino Tunica, Tunica, MS
OCTOBER
 1   Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville, KY
 3   Norva, Norfolk, VA
 5   Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
 7   Gas Monkey Live, Dallas, TX
 8   ACL at the Moody Theatre, Austin, TX
10   Fillmore, Denver, CO
11   The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
13   The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
17   ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge, AB
19   S. Okanagan Cvents Centre, Penticton, BC
20   Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC
22   Aftershock Festival, Sacramento, CA
23   Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
27   El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX**
ABOUT SLAYER
For more than three decades, Slayer’s onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet, the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to. The two-time Grammy-winners have also accumulated an abundance of certified Gold Albums along with “Best…” awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!SPINMetal HammerRevolver, and Esquire.  Throughout Slayer’s history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of its contemporaries who “commercialized” their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.  Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in for him since.  Paul Bostaph, who was Slayer’s drummer from ’94 – ’01, has rejoined bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King, and is back behind the kit.
In September 2015, Slayer released Repentless, the band’s 12th studio album, the first without Hanneman and first with producer Terry Date, to widespread rave reviews and the highest chart debut of the band’s career. The band also teamed up with director BJ McDonnell for two high-concept and brutal music videos for the album’s “Repentless” (9.5-million views) and then for  “You Against You.” (4.2-million views).

LAYNE at Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, August 27th

LAYNE (sounds like: The 1975, Halsey, PVRIS) is a Los Angeles based indie pop-rock duo made up of lead-singer/guitarist Layne Putnam and drummer Alex Rosca, who are set to release their debut EP entitled The Black Hillsout August 26th. 
For a taste of their live performance, check out their recent session on Jam In The Van: http://www.jaminthevan.com/band/layne/
And check out her recent feature for Paste Magazine’s ‘Best Of What’s Next’: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/07/layne-the-best-of-whats-next.html
The band has created quite a stir online through their viral hit singles “Good” and “Somebody”, already surpassing 1 million Spotify plays and landing them Top 15 spots on two key Spotify/Billboard charts (U.S. Spotify Viral 50 and Global Viral 50) and a crazy amount of Spotify playlists such as New Music Friday, New Talent (French), and What’s Next.

You can definitely hear their musical influences in their music itself, but the band finds their true inspiration through this world they created called ‘The In Between’.
This world, as they described to me, is this dark, foresty, dystopian-esque place in their minds where they go to write their music, and where the lonely can be lonely together. It’s how Layne and Alex initially bonded and it’s how Layne in the band was able to write her hits like “Good” and “Somebody“.
LAYNE is proud to announce that the band’s highly anticipated debut EP The Black Hills is set to release Friday, August 26th.  The five track EP features the band’s signature dystopian indie-pop sound that was previously portrayed in their viral hits “Somebody” and “Good”, which have received over 1 million Spotify streams.

“The Black Hills EP is a collection of songs written over the past year and an introduction to LAYNE,” says lead singer-songwriter, Layne Putnam. “It is a place where we can be alone together. Welcome to the in-between.” Within the EP, Putnam performed/recorded all the instruments on each track and also co-produced it alongside Los Angeles engineer/producer, Devon Corey.

Check out LAYNE’s hit single “Good”
In writing the EP, Putnam was inspired by her surrounding environment, from the busy streets of Los Angeles to the ominous Black Hills mountain range in her beloved hometown of Rapid City, South Dakota. The dynamic of these environments has shaped the sound in this EP to bridge the depth of her lyrics, with opposing themes of loneliness and community, peace and war, and love gained and lost.  Tracks like the catchy “Topical” and “Boys Do” showcase Putnam’s uncanny ability to write strong hooks and choruses, while tracks like “You” and “Phone” embody her gift for pop melodies that songwriters work their entire lives to achieve. Putnam also made an effort to subtly immortalize her home into her music, Putnam recorded the sound of her childhood lake into songs like “Twuh.”

In promotion of the upcoming release, LAYNE will be playing numerous cities around the US through the end of the year, making stops in New York, Chicago, Denver, and Kansas City at the end of the month, and further give fans an introduction into ‘the in-between’. More cities and dates to be announced.

Check out show dates below along with the EP track listings. The EP and upcoming show dates are available for review upon request. LAYNE will also be available for press in NYC on August 29th.

LAYNE is Layne Putnam and Alexander RoscaTheir EP The Black Hillswill be independently released August 26th.

The Black Hills EP – Track Listing
1. Topical
2. Twuh
3. Boys Do
4. You
5. Phone
You can also check out LAYNE’s song “I Got You” in the MTV show Punch Drunk Love(comes on at 29:12) http://www.mtv.com/full-episodes/kb9sc4/are-you-the-one-punch-drunk-love-season-4-ep-402

DETHBEDS: Debut LP Opening Track “Snake Charmer” Premiered At New Noise Magazine; Dungeon Scum Due In October

Newly-formed Chicago outfit DETHBEDS has issued the lead track to their impending debut LP,Dungeon Scum, which the band will self-release this Fall. The track “Snake Charmer” finds its way into the public domain through a premiere at New Noise Magazine.
Offers DETHBEDS guitarist Patrick Dignan on “Snake Charmer” as the lead track and single for the record, “It’s a good representation of us as a band. It’s short, fast, and loud. You’ll get it in about sixty seconds.”
Hear DETHBEDS’ charged-up “Snake Charmer” at New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.
DETHBEDS will independently release Dungeon Scum on 12″ vinyl, cassette, and digital formats onOctober 14th. The band is playing regionally in advance of the release of the new album, at which time they’ll embark on a much more extensive tour run supporting the record. Stand by for additional audio samples, a new video, preorders, tour dates, and more to be issued in the coming weeks.
DETHBEDS Live:
9/08/2016 Beat KitchenChicago, IL w/ Ghost Bath, Frosthelm, Numenorean, Vukari [info]
A newly-formed outfit, DETHBEDS unites a host of influence from a wide array of musical backgrounds, resulting in a volatile concoction of angular metallic, punk-fueled hardcore. Formed in Owosso, Michigan, the band recently finalized a new lineup and located to Chicago, a city in which they had communed and performed together with their prior acts. Collectively hailing from a varied range of experiences within Midwest metal, punk, hip hop, and psych scenes, DETHBEDS marries this diversified collective’s most explosive tactics into a relentlessly energetic, spastic brew of music heavily influenced yet far from limited to the output of influential acts like Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Refused, Botch, and others. Most of Dungeon Scum was written in Michigan, before the band was a fully realized project. Following their migration to Chicago, the band fine-tuned the tracks and recorded the album with Adam Stilson at Decade Music Studios, an amazing studio actually located inside of a DIY music venue called The Observatory, after which the album was mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room, and completed with cover art by Tom Jenkins at Black Eagle Press. The record’s seven-track attack takes place within a seventeen-minute spread, resulting in a rabid, explosive delivery.

LAMB OF GOD Reveals New Music Video for “Embers”, Latest Single from ‘VII: Sturm Und Drang’

Read Guitarist Mark Morton’s Op-Ed & Watch “Embers” Now, Exclusively viaVice/Noisey
  
Last summer, internationally-renowned heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD released theirlatest Grammy-nominated full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, which includes the emotive anthem “Embers” featuring Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno.
 
In order to further illustrate the story behind “Embers”, LAMB OF GOD has revealed the official music video for the track. The video is directed by Zev Deans, also recognized for directing videos for Ghost, Behemoth, Chelsea Wolfe, and others.
 
 
LAMB OF GOD will perform in their hometown on August 20th at Gwar BQ 2016 in Richmond, VA. Tickets are available here
 
VII: Sturm Und Drang landed a #2 first week debut on the Billboard U.S. Top Current Albums chart, #3 on the Top 200, and #1 on both the Rock Album and Hard Rock Album charts. Get your copy of VII: Sturm Und Drang here: Lamb-of-God.com | iTunes | Amazon | Google Play
 
LAMB OF GOD is Randy Blythe (vocals), Mark Morton (guitar), Willie Adler (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums).
 
For more information about LAMB OF GOD, please visit:

BEST COAST performing in Millvale @Mr.Smalls Theatre on August 15th

The LA duo, Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno, released their third album California Nights last year. Rolling Stone gave the California Nights a raving review, describing the album as having “bigger [and pretty glorious] sounds with sharper hooks.” The album is a brighter, more sparkly, more sophisticated, more psychedelic Best Coast album across the board, embodying the rich lightness and stinging darkness of a California state of mind.
 
Watch the music videos for “California Nights” + “Feeling Ok”  + the band performing “In My Eyes.”Best Coast - Janell Shirtcliff - General 1 - HIGH RES (2)

Brit tech metal outfit, SikTh @MrSmalls Saturday August 27

The Brit tech metal outfit, SikTh (www.facebook.com/sikthofficial). The guys just arrived last week, as part of the ‘Sonic Unrest Tour,’ in direct support of Periphery, on their first ever tour on this side. They’ll be at Mr Smalls Saturday August 27.  

SikTh formed in ’99, although spent the better part of 2008-2014 on hiatus & returned publicly, headlining the Red Bull Stage at Download, in ‘14.

 

They’re cited by a lot of bands as an influence, including the headliner, and are kind of a cornerstone that helped launch the djent tone/scene – along with the mighty Meshuggz.

This past December, they digitally released a new 6-track offering, on Peaceville, called ‘Opacities’ (and right after, hit the road with Slipknot). It’s their first new music in 10 years and will be physically released on LP/Cd versions, also on Peaceville, on September 16. For a sample, the new-ish track ‘Philistine Philosophies’ can be seen/heard @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8C0-8FACWo.

Chon and Toothgrinder round out the package for the 23-city trek, beginning August 4 in Raleigh, N.C. A full list of dates can be seen below. Stream a new teaser video for the upcoming trek on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/gG8QBJLyo-U. SikTh vocalist Mikee Goodman comments: “Touring America has always been a huge goal for SikTh; up to this point it hasn’t been possible, but we’re pleased to announce we are finally coming over as direct support to Periphery in August! August is a significant month in our career as it marks the 16th anniversary of our first release (‘The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait for Something Wild’). We’ve taken our time, but this is a great tour and opportunity to play for our very patient fans in the U.S. and also make new fans!” SikTh is touring in support of its ‘Opacities’ mini-album, available on iTunes at: http://smarturl.it/Opacities_Digital.

‘Opacities’ will also see a physical release in North America this September 16 via Peaceville. Recorded at Lincoln’s Chapel Studios and produced by SikTh’s own Dan Weller and Justin Hill (mixed by Forrester Savell [Karnivool, Animals As Leaders, Dead Letter Circus]), ‘Opacities’ was described by guitarist Dan Weller as a “more thoughtful, heavier, more refined” record. This is demonstrated in the video for “Philistine Philosophies,” which was directed and created by Mikee W. Goodman and can be seen online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8C0-8FACWo. ‘Opacities’ marks the first SikTh release since taking a hiatus in 2008 before reforming at the U.K.’s Download Festival in 2014.

Track Listing:

1. Behind the Doors 2. Philistine Philosophies 3. Under the Weeping Moon 4. Tokyo Lights 5. Walking Shadows 6. Days are Dreamed

 “Sonic Unrest Tour” dates: 8/04 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre 8/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade 8/06 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre 8/07 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues 8/08 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall 8/09 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues 8/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Press Room 8/12 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues 8/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent 8/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore 8/16 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre 8/17 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox 8/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex 8/20 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall 8/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre 8/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom 8/25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection 8/26 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall 8/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre 8/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts 8/30 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club 8/31 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza 9/01 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage SikTh is: Pin – guitar Dan Weller – guitar Dan Foord – drums James Leach – bass Mikee W. Goodman – vocals Joe Rosser – vocals (Justin Hill – vocals on ‘Opacities’) SikTh online: http://www.sikth.band https://www.facebook.com/sikthofficial https://twitter.com/sikthofficia

FALL PREVIEW OF FANTASTIC RELEASES

 

KIN 

September 9thCaroline Records
 
KT Tunstall returns with an explosive 11 track collection of songs on her fifth studio album
KIN to be released on September 9th on Caroline Records. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Fitz and the Tantrums, Air, M83 and more), and written and recorded by KT in LA, it exemplifies the very best of guitar pop. It has been over ten years since KT released her multi-platinum debut, Eye To The Telescope, and in KIN, KT sees its full bodied and blooded follow up. The diverse collection includes lead single “Maybe It’s a Good Thing” (video here), a duet with KT fan James Bay, the raucous rebellion of “It Took Me So Long To Get Here, But Here I Am,” “Run On Home,” the call to arms of “Hard Girls,” and the beautiful album closer “Love Is An Ocean.”
 
 

Big Mess 

September 9th – Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records
  
LA quintet Grouplove’s forthcoming third album Big Mess will be released on September 9th via Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records. Recorded in Los Angeles and Seattle with producers Captain Cut (Grouplove’s own Ryan Rabin) and Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty, Band of Horses, The Shins), the album features the group’s signature anthemic choruses and infectious hooks that first brought them to prominence through hits like “Tongue Tied” and “Ways To Go.”  No stranger to the festival circuit and alternative ear buds around the world, the band’s new album capitalizes on their ability to deliver sunny pop-tinged rock.
Jacob Whitesides
 

Why? 

September 9th – Double U Records
   
Jacob Whitesides will release his long-awaited debut solo album Why? on September 9th via Double U Records. The album, produced by Nashville-based David Spencer, showcases the soulful singing and songwriting of an 18-year old, whose independent approach has captured the attention of critics and industry tastemakers as well as connecting with millions of fans around the world. From being his own CEO (Double U Records, partnered with BMG) to creating unique fan interactions, live experiences & contests – Jacob, is challenging the music business as we know it. Why? is the follow-up to Whitesides two chart-topping EPs A Piece of Me and Faces On Film. 
Rachael Yamagata 

 
 

Tightrope Walker 

September 23rd – Frankenfish Records/Thirty Tigers
  
Singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata will release her fourth studio album Tightrope Walker on September 23rd via Frankenfish Records/Thirty Tigers. The followup to 2011’s critically acclaimed Chesapeake, the album showcases a drastic shift in songwriting and diverse instrumentation. There are saxophones, mandolins, rain recorded on an iPhone, French spoken word, metallic ironing boards and ladder drums, massive angel harmonies and loops on this record. Some songs are poised to become anthems of not giving up your passion and others tonic after life’s heartbreak whether in love or family.


Temple of the Dog 
Temple of the Dog (25th Anniversary Reissue)September 30th – UMe
 
On September 30th UMe will release a special Temple of the Dog 25th anniversary reissue collection of their landmark album, newly mixed by Brendan O’Brien. The collection will be available in four configurations, including a four disc Super Deluxe, a double LP, a two CD Deluxe, and a single CD. Temple of the Dog – the Seattle supergroup featuring Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Mike McCready, and drummer Matt Cameron (who plays drums with both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam) – has reunited and will tour for the first time ever since forming in 1990.

Streets of Laredo

Wild – October 14th – Dine Alone Records 

 
Comprised of close-knit family members Daniel, Dave, and Sarahjane Gibson, the Brooklyn by way of New Zealand band pulls inspiration from the fervor/madness of the 70’s folk-rock circuit. Their debut album,Volume I & II, landed them a spot on Billboard’s “14 New Zealand Acts You Need To Know About” list.

Recently, Noisey premiered a new song  called “99.9%.” Wild is produced by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) – listen to “99.9%” here.
 

 

 

The Pretty Reckless
 

 

 

 

Who You Selling For 

October 21st – Razor & Tie
  
The Pretty Reckless return with their rollicking third studio album Who You Selling For, due October 21st on Razor & Tie. The new album is the band’s anticipated third studio album and the follow up to Going to Hell, which spawned the biggest rock song of 2014 in “Heaven Knows” and a total of three #1 Mainstream and active rock hits.  Produced by Kato Khandwala, Who You Selling For is a scorching 12-track collection of rock tunes that expand the band’s sound to encompass soulful, bluesy undertones, written by frontwoman Taylor Momsen and guitarist Ben Phillips. This deeply personal album features a diverse set of standout tracks, from blistering hard rock of “Oh My God” to the classic southern rock of “Back to the River”. Lead single “Take Me Down” features Taylor’s distinctively smoky voice rolling over ’60s tinged rock guitar.
Tyler Glenn
Excommunication  – November 11th – Island Records
 
Tyler Glenn is the lead singer of Neon Trees. He will be releasing his solo debut on November 11. In late May, Tyler released a video for a track called Trash, which addresses his struggles with the Church of Later Day Saints. You can watch the video on Rolling Stone here.
He also recently did a piece with Billboard Magazine here that touches on same topic, as well.

Marianas Trench: Memorable in Millvale

Stephanie Connell: story and photos

It’s a quiet night in Millvale, just like any other night.  Cars happily bustle up and down the narrow streets, and a line forms outside Mr. Small’s Theatre and Funhouse.  Teens and young adults alike eagerly wait for the doors to open.  Around 7 pm the venue welcomes its guests inside the former church to enjoy a sanctuary of a different kind: music.  A DJ opened the show with a series of classic 1980s jams, such as “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi and Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline.”  At 8pm, Greensburg’s own Vertigo continued on with its pop-rock funk styles, followed by Skylar Stecker who is on the full tour.  Not long after she finished, the lights dimmed and the crowd roared.  Four musicians take the stage, the lead singer Jedi-style (slowly, hood-up).  During the opening song, Astoria.  The hood is removed to reveal Marianas Trench’s Josh Ramsay.  The first few songs end with Ramsay very happily exclaiming “I told you we would be back soon!”  Ramsay then happily discussed the excitement of the band touring for close to a full year since the beginning of the first Astoria tour. The Canadian pop-punk band played hits such as “Fallout” and “Cross My Heart” as well as hits from Astoria such as “Who Do You Love”.  The band revealed that upon the tour’s end, they would be making a music video for the latter.  They ended the show with the statement “We will back soon!”  Hopefully, we can count on this.

Overall, the band puts on a memorable show.  The theatrics at the beginning of their set create an atmosphere that live music fan can enjoy.  Their crowd interaction only makes it better.  The band saw some familiar faces in the crowd, including a fan who strongly resembles Dean Back of Theory of a Deadman.  “I know we talked about this the last time we came here!” Ramsay exclaimed to the crowd.  Apparently, their concerts in Millvale are just as memorable for the band as they are for the fans.  This was only the band’s second trip to Millvale.  Hopefully, they do not think twice about returning a third time.