John 5, 14-string guitarist Felix Martin and more

cypher16promo13/4 – CYPHER16 @ REX THEATER

1602 E CARSON STREET

$22 GA

DOORS: 5:30/SHOW: 6:30

*MAXIMALISM USA & CANADA TOUR 2017 W/ AMARANTHE, CITIZEN ZERO, FAILURE/ANTHEM & SMASH INTO PIECES

 

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About CYPHER16:

CYPHER16 have come a long way since their formation in 2007. Based in London, United Kingdom, the alternative metal outfit has made a name for themselves by playing with Dark Tranquility and Lacuna Coil and touring internationally, headlining the DeepWoods Festival abd IIT Delhi Blitzkrieg Show in India, by performing at Bloodstock and Hammerfest. In 2015, CYPHER16 followed up their 17-date tour withAmaranthe by performing in China on festivals headlined by the Scorpions and Killswitch Engage.

 

CYPHER16 is on the road in support of their debut LP The Great Surveyor which is out now. The Great Surveyor is produced by produced by Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon).

  

felix53/8 – FELIX MARTIN @ JAMES STREET (BALLROOM)

422 FORELAND STREET

AGES: 21+

$12 GA

DOORS: 7:00/SHOW: 8:00

*ON TOUR WITH CONSIDER THE SOURCE

 

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About FELIX MARTIN:

Although Berklee-educated modern progressive/world fusion guitarist FELIX MARTIN’s popularity first exploded in 2012 with the release of his Live in Boston album via Prosthetic Records, he originally began shaping his unique performance techniques at the age of just 13. His unparalleled ability to perform a striking genre-blend of metal, jazz, progressive, world and Latin music while nimbly executing it with personally-designed 14 and 16-string guitars is what preserves Martin at the forefront of fusion music today.

 

FELIX MARTIN will release his new album, Mechanical Nations, on February 24. good portion of Mechanical Nations is inspired by industrialized South American locations and the hard work of the people. Musically, Martin’s goal with this album was to discover unique sounds on the electric guitar while blending rock and metal with a Latin spark.

 

john_5061-s4/11 – JOHN 5 @ HARD ROCK CAFE PITTSBURGH

230 W STATION SQUARE DRIVE

$17-$20

DOORS: 7:30/SHOW: 8:00

 

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About JOHN 5 – PS, he’s an LA local!

JOHN 5 has worked with a varied range of artists, performing as guitarist for some of the biggest headlining rock bands in the world such asRob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, as well as playing session with Paul Stanley, Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. Slash has called JOHN 5, “one of the most mind-blowing guitarists around” and Rob Zombie has dubbed him “a fucking shredder”. JOHN 5 has released seven solo albums to date, as well as a remix album, and has written music for the likes of Avril Lavigne, Garbage, Ricky Martinand others. His upcoming release, Season Of The Witch (out March 3) follows his previous solo work, Careful With That Axe, which debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon release in 2014.

BILL & PHIL: Horror Icon Bill Moseley And Metal Legend Philip H. Anselmo Unite To Release Songs Of Darkness And Despair Via Housecore Next Month; Video Interview Posted

Horror icon Bill Moseley – most notable as Chop Top in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and Otis in Rob Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses and Devil’s Rejects – recently joined forces with extreme music legend Philp H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) for a very special collaborative release entitled Songs Of Darkness And Despair.

unnamed-2Set for official unveiling on January 20th 2017 via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records, the five-track offering was produced and performed by Anselmo and Stephen “The Big Fella” Berrigan (Down, SYK, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, haarp, Classhole, etc.), and mastered by Scott Hull of Visceral Sound. Songs Of Darkness And Despair includes guest appearances by Kevin Bond (Superjoint) on guitar, Squizzy Squires (King Parrot) on bass and guitar, and José “Blue” Gonzalez (Superjoint, Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) on percussion.

From preppie journalist to Satanic serial killer, Bill Moseley’s taken a long and unusual road to cult stardom, firmly cementing his place in the annals of horror history along the way. Having released his Spider Mountain record, and collaborated with Buckethead on their Cornbugs project, Moseley expands his musical endeavors by teaming up with Anselmo. BILL & PHIL‘s Songs Of Darkness And Despair is a brilliant trip that will give everyone a thrill.
Comments Anselmo: “Working with Mr. Moseley was an awesome experience! Bill brought the lyrics and Stephen [Berrigan] and I just improvised directly on the spot, and squeezed out six tunes in three days. All the songs have a different vibe because I wanted the music to represent Bill’s lyrical vision(s), and we needed to, because Bill does indeed have a unique, visual element within his choice of words and phrasing. I love Bill Moseley, and can’t wait to work on the next one! Be cool and enjoy this one!”
BILL & PHIL‘s Songs Of Darkness And Despair preorder bundles (including limited edition air fresheners and face masks) are available at The Housecore Store RIGHT HERE.

Additionally, you can check out a hilarious interview with Moseley and Anselmo courtesy of Little Punk People at THIS LOCATION.
 
Songs Of Darkness And Despair Track Listing:
1. Dirty Eye
2. Corpus Crispy
3. Catastrophic
4. Widder Woman
5. Tonight’s The Night We Die
6. Bad Donu

ALLEGAEON: Melodic Death Metal Unit To Kick Off Short Run Of Live Abrasions In Advance Of Metal Blade-Bound Proponent For Sentience Release

 

 

Melodic death metal outfit ALLEGAEON today kicks off a short run of live abrasions supporting Max & Igor Cavalera Return To Roots. Set to embark this evening in Las Vegas, Nevada, the band will level thirteen stages through October 12th including an appearance on Ozzfest Meets KnotfestSeptember 24th in San Bernardino, California. See all confirmed dates below.

 

ALLEGAEON will be touring in support of their soon-to-be-released fourth full-length, Proponent For Sentience, set for official unveiling via Metal Blade Records on September 23rd. Produced by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation), Proponent For Sentience, which featuring guest appearances bySoilwork’s Bjorn “Speed” Strid  and Scar Symmetry/ex-Bloodshot Dawn’s Benjamin Ellis, is a musically complex, intelligent, and absorbing concept record that can rightfully sit alongside the true greats of the medium. With a lyrical arc rooted in science-fiction yet uncomfortably encroaching upon the reality of the present, it captures the Fort Collins, Colorado natives at their most ambitious and accomplished, pushing the boundaries even further than on their three previous, critically-acclaimed full-lengths. Check out the band’s recently issued mini documentary for Proponent For Sentience, which gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album with footage from the studio atTHIS LOCATION.

 

ALLEGAEON w/ Max & Igor Cavalera Return To Roots, Combichrist:

9/12/2016 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
9/13/2016 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
9/15/2016 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
9/16/2016 Diamond Concert Hall – Louisville, KY
9/17/2016 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, PA

9/18/2016 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
9/19/2016 The Concourse – Knoxville, TN
9/20/2016 Georgia Theater – Athens, GA
9/22/2016 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK

9/24/2016 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest – San Bernardino, CA *

10/10/2016 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON #
10/11/2016 Opera House – Toronto, ON #
10/12/2016 Les Foufounes – Montreal, QC #

* ALLEGAEON only
# Max & Igor Cavalera Return To Roots, The Black Dahlia Murder, ALLEGAEON only

Proponent For Sentience can be preordered now at: metalblade.com/allegaeon.

Girl In A Coma’s Nina Diaz Drops Video w/ FUSE, Solo Debut Out 10/28, Cyndi Lauper Tour Date Support

Nina Diaz

Trick Candle” Video Unleashed w/ FUSE

National Tour Includes Cyndi Lauper Support 9/17

9/10: San Marcos, TX @ SMTX Pride
9/10: San Antonio, TX @ Mission Pachanga
9/17: Albuquerque, NM @ Sandia Casino w/ Cyndi Lauper
9/23: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
9/24: New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall (9:45 set time)
10/6 Savannah, GA @ Wormhole
10/8: Arlington, VA @ Iota Cafe
10/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
10/13: Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
10/14 Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
10/15: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10/17: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
10/18: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

The Beat Is Dead out October 28 on Cosmica Artists,
Debut Solo Album From Girl In A Coma Frontwoman


Click here to watch “Trick Candle”

The Beat Is Dead is the new solo debut LP from Girl In A Coma frontwomanNina Diaz, announced recently alongside her NPR Tiny Desk Concert and lead album track January 9th. Today, she unveils the colorful video for post-punk 80s synth driven album single “Trick Candle” which premiered with FUSE. Displaying the feistier side of her eclectic 13-song collection, the “Trick Candle” video is available HERE.

Girl In A Coma is the critically hailed indie-punk band that was famously nurtured by Joan Jett, opened for Morrissey and Tegan and Sara, and earned multiple Independent Music Awards. The Beat Is Dead shines a light on Nina’s electrifying rock’n’roll repertoire and introspective nature, simultaneously tapping into a dark emotive place and the triumphant strength of her journey to sobriety.

Hailed for enrapturing crowds with her wildly seductive live performance & warm sense of humor, Nina Diaz will kick off a national tour this weekend with stops in NYC, Philadelphia and Chicago as well as a support date for Cyndi Lauper on 9/17 in Albuquerque. Full list of tour dates here.


Photo Credit: Jade Hernandez

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Q-TIP TEAMING WITH FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

LEGENDARY HIP-HOP ARTIST Q-TIP TEAMING WITH FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TO HONOR NATION’S BEST STUDENT POETS

 

(September 7, 2016 – New York, NY) On Thursday, September 8thFirst Lady Michelle Obama and legendary hip-hop figure and recent Epic Records artist Q-Tip will honor the fifth annual class of the National Student Poets Program. Q-Tip will be serving in his role as The Kennedy Center’s Artistic Director for Hip-Hop Culture. The pair will welcome five student poets to the White House for a special celebration and poetry reading.

 

atcq_faces_q-tipQ-Tip is known around the world as the co-founder and moving force behind luminary rap trio A Tribe Called Quest, who transcended racial and genre boundaries to solidify hip-hop’s place in American culture and become one of music’s most enduring acts. Tribe has released five studio albums as well as multiple compilations; Q-Tip has also recorded several solo albums while writing and producing for countless artists including Beyoncé, Jay Z, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Mark Ronson, D’Angelo and John Legend, to name a few.  Q-Tip also hosts Abstract Radio, his Beats 1 Radio show.

 

The National Student Poets Program represents the highest honor for America’s 10th and 11th grade poets. Each year since its inception, the program has selected a handful of standouts—each representing a different geographic region. The students are celebrated for their command of written and spoken language. This year’s honorees are: Stella Binion from Chicago, IL (representing the Midwest Region); Maya Eashwaran from Alpharetta, GA (Southeast); Gopal Raman from Dallas, TX (Southwest); Joey Reisberg from Towson, MD (Northeast); Maya Salameh from San Diego, CA (West).

 

For more information on A Tribe Called Quest:

Official Website: http://atribecalledquest.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ATribeCalledQuest

Twitter: https://twitter.com/atcq

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atcq/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TribeCalledQuestVEVO

 

Matt and Kim Headline Pandora’s Third Annual Chicago Invasion

STREAM MATT AND KIM’S PANDORA MIXTAPE HERE


Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino of Matt and Kim perform at the Pandora Invasion at Morgan Manufacturing on July 27, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Pandora)
 
Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino of Matt and Kim perform at the Pandora Invasion at Morgan Manufacturing on July 27, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Pandora)
 
Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino of Matt and Kim perform at the Pandora Invasion at Morgan Manufacturing on July 27, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Pandora)
 
Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino of Matt and Kim perform at the Pandora Invasion at Morgan Manufacturing on July 27, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Pandora)
 
Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino of Matt and Kim perform at the Pandora Invasion at Morgan Manufacturing on July 27, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Pandora)
 
WHO:
Matt and Kim
WHAT:
A kick off to the biggest festival weekend in Chicago at Pandora’s third annual Chicago Invasion – featuring an exclusive performance by Matt and Kim. Pandora Invasion attendees were treated to custom activations from sponsors including: Ashley HomeStore, Bai Brands, Samuel Adams, and Sobieski Vodka.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 27th
WHERE: Morgan Manufacturing | Chicago, IL
WHY:
Pandora has placed itself at the forefront of artist and brand partnerships due in part to its thoughtfully curated events with some of the best and brightest in music including: Diplo, Fall Out Boy, Young Thug, Imagine Dragons, Questlove, Chromeo, Tim McGraw, Miguel, Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmony, Cold War Kids, Tegan and Sara, Andy Grammer, The Hold Steady, Wyclef, Panic! At The Disco, Charli XCX, Neko Case, and more
Pandora has the unique ability to determine which artists will resonate best with local listeners by analyzing musical preferences, stations created, and thumbed-up songs. Invitations to events are then extended to Pandora listeners who have demonstrated an affinity for the identified artists.