TIGERS JAW PERFORM INTIMATE NPR TINY DESK CONCERT…TONIGHT @REXTHEATER

TIGERS JAW PERFORM INTIMATE NPR TINY DESK CONCERT

JUNE” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO STREAMING NOW

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ON TOUR NOW WITH SPECIAL GUESTS SAINTSENECA & SMIDLEY

NEW LP spin OUT NOW ON BLACK CEMENT RECORDS

 

WATCH TIGERS JAW’S NPR TINY DECK CONCERT

 

 

JUNE 19, 2017 – TIGERS JAW recently stopped by the Washington, D.C. offices of NPR to perform a stripped down Tiny Desk ConcertNPR’s Lars Gotrich commented of Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins’ performance stating, “It’s a strikingly intimate format that illuminates their close harmonies that tangle like garlands.” Watch TIGERS JAW’s Tiny Desk Concert now on NPR.

 

Earlier this month TIGERS JAW released the official music video for “June,” which is featured on the band’s celebrated new LP spin, out now on Black Cement Records.  The Ben Carey directed video is streaming now on TIGERS JAW’s official YouTube channel.

 

Recorded with producer and longtime collaborator Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA, spin arrived to critical acclaim last month with The Fader declaring, “…the duo sounds fresh, honest, and self-aware.” NPR’s All Songs Considered applauded TIGERS JAW’s new material declaring the duo, “…thoughtful songwriters mining the sorrows of pop, particularly the thematic and sonic tumult of Fleetwood Mac,” while Pitchfork attested, “…Tigers Jaw remain above the fray but true to their roots.”  Stereogum praised TIGERS JAW for, “…balancing the damp garage-rock of Pity Sex with the big, catchy sensibilities of early Paramore,” and UPROXX hailed spin as, “…an album that sounds bigger and more lush than anything the band had done previously.”  spin is available at all DSPs with limited edition vinyl available at www.tigersjaw.com.

 

TIGERS JAW is currently traversing the U.S. on a headline tour in support of spin with special guests Saintseneca and Smidley.  Dates continue through June 24th where the tour wraps up with a performance at Royale in Boston, MA.  For tickets and more information visit, www.tigersjaw.com.

 

Comprised of Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins, TIGERS JAW has gripped listeners and press across the globe with their candid compositions and alluring harmonies.  spin (stylized all lowercase) sees Walsh and Collins trading off lead vocals which glow with sincerity on this collection of incredibly understated indie-pop classics. Tracks such as “Guardian,” “June,” and “Escape Plan” shine on spin, which follows TIGERS JAW’s 2014 critically adored LP, Charmer.  “…The sound of a band bravely moving forward,” declared Pitchfork while Stereogum applauded Walsh and Collins’, “…soul-baring lyrical honesty,” adding, “TIGERS JAW are a revelation…”  Profoundly personal and vibrantly textured, spin exhibits Walsh and Collins’ remarkable ability to capture the sentiments and complexities of a moment through melody and introspection.

 

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

 

TIGERS JAW

spin USA TOUR 2017

with Saintseneca and Smidley

 

6/20 – CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH – GROG SHOP

6/21 – PITTSBURGH, PA – REX THEATER

6/22 – NEW YORK, NY – WEBSTER HALL

6/23 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – UNION TRANSFER

6/24 – BOSTON, MA – ROYALE

 

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For more information, visit www.tigersjaw.com

Rusted Root to Perform at Station Square June 23rd

HOME TOWN HEROES RUSTED ROOT TO PLAY STATION SQUARE JUNE 23RD

DEBUTING NEW SONGS & PLAYING OLD FAVES

 

 

June 2, 2017 (Brooklyn, NY) Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape their music into it’s own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, cultures and musical styles. Liz explains that the members of Rusted Root are drawn to and have explored virtually every form of music. “I am very inspired vocally by anything from Indian to African to Middle Eastern sounds and scales having grown up with a lot of Hebrew music” she says. Michael Glabicki cites the Bee Gees, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Black Keys, Black Sabbath and various Afro Pop music as among his influences. The powerhouse ensemble’s hypnotic live performances have allowed them to tour alongside Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Plant & Page and many others.

 

Now with their most release of The Movement, the journey continues. Rusted Root founder & front man, Michael Glabicki says, “The Movement is an extremely joyous recording with seriously deep undertones. It is a culmination of everything we have learned it is truly is a career record for us.” High Times states, “Thank goodness peace, love, and great grooves haven’t fallen out of fashion, because Rusted Root delivers all this and more with their seventh studio album, The Movement.”  The current tour lineup is Michael Glabicki (lead vocals, guitar), Liz Berlin (vocals, percussion), Patrick Norman (vocals, bass, percussion), Dirk Miller (guitar)

 

Video Session at PASTE Studios in NYC

THE OFFSPRING’S DEXTER HOLLAND RECEIVES PH.D IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

WHY I’M GETTING A PH.D. IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Hey everybody,
Dexter here. Well we’re gearing up for another busy year touring (and recording), and I can’t wait. In fact I’m actually writing this from our tour stop in Charlotte, NC before our show here this weekend. I know I haven’t posted much for awhile – cause I’ve been busy!
This is sort of an announcement that I completed my dissertation defense and that means that I’ll be graduating on May 11 with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California.
You might ask, why are you getting a Ph.D.?  Well, pick the correct answer from the choices below!
A) I was bored
B) I like suffering
C) I am interested in the molecular dynamics of HIV infection and of virus:host interactions in general
No, the answer’s not all three!…actually, as many of you already know I started the Ph.D. a long time ago but put it on hold when we started touring a lot.  I finally went back a few years ago.To finish I had to research and write a thesis, or dissertation, which is kind of like the biggest term paper you’ll ever do (mine is about 175 pages).
My research focused on the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, the virus which causes AIDS.I am interested in virology and wanted to contribute in some small way to the knowledge which has been learned about HIV andAIDS.This terrible disease remains a worldwide epidemic – over 35 million people worldwide are currently infected and living with the HIV virus.Over one million people a year die from this disease.
My research is not meant to be a cure or even an immediate step toward a cure, but I believe that by adding to the vast amount of information that we’ve learned about HIV in the last 30 years or so, we’ll get there.Toward that end, I’m going to continue to do research, and you’ll probably see some of my research papers get published here and there over the next few years.
So, what does this all mean for the band?  It means…the BAND IS BACK ON!  Well, we never really stopped touring and making records, but we’ll be doing a bunch of shows all around the world this year plus recording new stuff every chance we get.  Look for new music by us out soon.
See you on the road! Dexter.
The foregoing was taken from a post to the The Offspring‘s website on May 11, 2017
DEXTER’S THESIS TITLE:
“Discovery of Mature MicroRNASequences within the Protein-Coding Regions of Global HIV-1
Genomes: Predictions of Novel Mechanisms for Viral Infection and Pathogenicity”
LINK TO THESIS:
GRADUATION INFORMATION:
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology given by the
University of Southern California
Dornsife College of Letters,Arts and Sciences
Thursday, May 11 2017

OBITUARY Share New Song “A Lesson In Vengeance”; Announce New US Tour Dates With Gruesome

Obituary Ester Segarra
Photo Credit: Ester Segarra

Florida death metal legends OBITUARY have shared a new song from the impending, Self-Titled album out next week, March 17th. Hear “A Lesson In Vengeance” now via YouTube at this location.

Additionally, OBITUARY has announced new US headline tour dates with labelmates Gruesome from May 11th till May 21st. The band kicks off the tour cycle with the 2017 Decibel Magazine Tour featuring Kreator, Horrendous and Midnight on March 17th in Charlotte, NC.  A complete list of dates, including numerous festival appearances are included below.

Obituary is due out March 17th, 2017 on CD/LP/Digital. Physical and digital pre-orders are available now via Relapse at bit.ly/ObituaryST.

Pre-Order ‘Obituary’ via Relapse HERE
ObituarySelfTitled
Cover Art: Andreas Marschall
Obituary Tour Dates:

— All Dates Mar 17 – Apr 15 with Kreator, Midnight, Horrendous—

Mar 17 Charlotte, NC Underground
Mar 18 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Mar 19 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
Mar 20 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Mar 21 Houston, TX House of Blues
Mar 22 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Mar 24 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
Mar 25 Santa Ana, CA Observatory
Mar 26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Mar 27 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Mar 28 Seattle, WA Neptune
Mar 29 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
Mar 21 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
Apr 01 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
Apr 04 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Apr 06 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
Apr 07 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Apr 11 Toronto, ON Opera House
Apr 12 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Apr 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Apr 14 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Apr 15 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts

— All Dates May 11 – May 21 With Gruesome —

May 11 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
May 12 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
May 13 Birmingham, AL Syndicate Lounge
May 14 Nashville, TN Exit/In
May 16 Louisville, KY Trixie’s
May 17 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
May 18 Washington, DC Rock and Roll
Hotel
May 19 Amityville, NY Amityville Music Hall
May 20 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
May 21 Richmond, VA Broadberry

Summer Festivals:

Jun 18 Clisson, FR Hellfest 2017
Jul 15 Dunaújváros, HU Rock Maraton 2017
Aug 6 Corroios, PT VOA Heavy Rock Fest
Aug 12 Kortrijk, BE Alcatraz Festival 2017
Aug 13 Derbyshire, UK Bloodstock
Aug 17 Dinkelsbühl, DE Summer Breeze 2017

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OBITUARY BIO:

One of the most influential, revered and best-selling death metal bands of all time, OBITUARY formed in the swamplands of South Florida in 1986 after switching their name from Xecutioner.  the band signed to Roadracer Records, a now defunct division of Roadrunner, for the recording of their debut album, the immense and immeasurably heavy Slowly We Rot (1989). The album was engineered by the legendary Scott Burns at Morrisound Studio, which would come to be the most sought after facility for production of albums during the rise of death metal in the 1990s. Unlike much death metal preceding it, the album had a sludgy feel and integrated devastatingly slow passages along with obliterating overtures that reached far beyond any point of mayhem that metal had yet to reach. The result was a carnal pleasure for doom, death and thrash fans alike coupling the adrenaline of a speedball with the slow, degrading measures of a sewer at dusk. OBITUARY were unlike anything anyone had heard before and would change the shape of heavy music forever.

OBITUARY followed up Slowly We Rot with Cause of Death (1990), perhaps the band’s most hailed album and an even more chaotic, bass heavy mix of the band’s signature groove, manic guitar solos and crashing drums. The album’s defining feature, however, was vocalist John Tardy’s disarmingly horrific, gargling style, that created guttural chasms of dread which, though often mimicked, have been achieved by no one else. Drastically shifting tempos and Tardy’s unique vocal style became the band’s trademark, which clearly distinguished them from the rest of the burgeoning US death metal scene.

OBITUARY spent the next two decades releasing some of the finest death metal ever put to tape with classics like The End Complete (1992), World Demise (1994), and Frozen in Time (2005) solidifying them as one of the genre’s most important bands of all time. Fast forward to 2014, when after a five year gap between albums, OBITUARY successfully crowdfunded their new album and subsequently partnered with Relapse Records for it’s release. Reinvigorated with a new lineup featuring the additions of legendary bassist Terry Butler (Death, Massacre, Six Feet Under) and lead guitarist Ken Andrews. The result was Inked In Blood (2014) which immediately took the world by storm.  The next couple years revolved around an extensive world tour schedule that took them to sold-out venues across the globe including tours with Cannibal Corpse, Carcass and Exodus and multiple mainstage festival appearances including 7000 Tons of Metal, Maryland Deathfest, Hellfest, Obscene Extreme, Full Terror Assault, Neurotic Deathfest, Graspop Metal Meeting, and the band’s own inaugural Florida Metal Fest.

To end 2016, OBITUARY released a surprise, live EP, Ten Thousand Ways to Die, featuring two brand new songs plus twelve classics and fan favorites recorded across eleven different cities during the Inked In Blood world tour. The EP left die-hard fans craving more, unbeknownst that it was just the beginning.

Now in 2017, OBITUARY return with their self-titled, 10th studio album, further cementing their legacy as one of the most important metal bands of all time! Picking up where Inked In Blood left off, OBITUARY show no signs of slowing down as they continue to reign as Kings of death metal. Recorded at their home studio in Tampa, FL, Obituary is a 10 track tour-de-force of bone-pulverising death metal that is as heavy, uncompromising and infectious as anything they’ve released in their historic, nearly 30-year career!

OBITUARY are:
John Tardy – Vocals
Trevor Peres – Guitar
Ken Andrews Jr. – Guitar
Terry Butler – Bass
Donald Tardy – Drums

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RUSTED ROOT BRING THE ROCK TO WARRENDALE TO PERFORM AT THE JERGELS RHYTHM GRILLE ON APRIL 1ST

Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape their music into it’s own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, cultures and musical styles. Liz explains that the members of Rusted Root are drawn to and have explored virtually every form of music. “I am very inspired vocally by anything from Indian to African to Middle Eastern sounds and scales having grown up with a lot of Hebrew music” she says. Michael Glabicki cites the Bee Gees, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Black Keys, Black Sabbath and various Afro Pop music as among his influences. The powerhouse ensemble’s hypnotic live performances have allowed them to tour alongside Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Plant & Page and many others.

 

Now with the release of their newest album, The Movement, the journey continues. Rusted Root founder & front man, Michael Glabicki says, “The Movement is an extremely joyous recording with seriously deep undertones. It is a culmination of everything we have learned it is truly is a career record for us.” High Times states, “Thank goodness peace, love, and great grooves haven’t fallen out of fashion, because Rusted Root delivers all this and more with their seventh studio album, The Movement.”  The current tour lineup is Michael Glabicki (lead vocals, guitar), Liz Berlin (vocals, percussion), Patrick Norman (vocals, bass, percussion), Dirk Miller (guitar).

Video Session at PASTE Studios in NYC

M83 Announces Collaboration with Cirque du Soleil

Montreal, December 5, 2016 – As tickets go on sale to the public today, Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce that international artist M83 is the composer and musical director of Cirque du Soleil VOLTATM, its new production presented by Sun Life Global Investments for next spring. After record-breaking sales in Montreal this year, the show will be presented under the Big Top in the Old Port starting April 20, 2017.

Photo by Andrew Arthur
Photo by Andrew Arthur

Anthony Gonzalez, the sonic author behind the sublime sound of M83 is known for his epic space-age future pop. In 2011, the Grammy-nominated album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming revealed M83 to mainstream audiences with the hit single “Midnight City.”

“We have been following the work of M83 for many years and have always been convinced of the incredible potential of integrating his music to a Cirque du Soleil production,” says director of creation Jean Guibert.  “VOLTA is a contemporary show brimming with energy, but it is also deeply human and theatrical. We were seduced by Anthony’s ability to create melodies that are both epic and poetic and transcend the heart and soul. We are honored that he agreed to lend his talent to this project,” explains writer and director Bastien Alexandre.

About his collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, Gonzalez says: “When Jean and Bastien first approached me, I was immediately excited about the idea of working with Cirque du Soleil. Not just because they are a company known throughout the world, but also because I was deeply attracted by the story of VOLTA, and the spirit that underpins the show. The story of VOLTA is ours. It is a tale of a generation who is calling for change and I was very keen to contribute to telling this story. I’m deeply honored to be part of the Cirque team and it’s a wonderful new challenge in unknown territory for me. Ultimately, it’s challenges like this that I find so inspiring and drive me to make the music that I do.”

VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.

Tickets Information
VOLTA will be presented under the Big Top in Montreal’s Old Port starting April 20, 2017. Tickets can be purchased for these performances online starting today at www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta

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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