Thy Art Is Murder just dropped “Slaves Beyond Death,” off their upcoming fourth album Dear Desolation, out 8/18 via Nuclear Blast Records, which marks the return of vocalist CJ McMahon. Check out the blistering track here.
Polish death metal exports Decapitated are gearing up to release their seventh album Anticult on 7/7. “Anticultrepresents the legacy and future of Decapitated,” said guitarist Vogg. “We’re extremely proud of the record, in both the song compositions and the production. This is the best representation of our music and we’re really excited for the world to hear it!” Check out the first single from the album, “Never,” here.
Decapitated and Thy Art Is Murder are playing Rex Theater in Pittsburgh, PA on 8/20.
PETE RG, an American singer/songwriter/producer from Los Angeles, CA. The name, RG, is taken from his childhood moniker, Argy, an abbreviation of his lengthy, Greek last name, Argyropoulos. He’s hitting the road for a U.S. headlining solo tour in support of his third TENDER SOULS album along with his band: Brina Kabler (keyboards, vocals), Adam Kury (bass), Scotty Kormos (drums) and Kevin Haaland (lead guitar).
He lands in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, June 13 at The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls.
Born in Los Angeles to Greek immigrants, PETE RG grew up in a musical household. As working musicians, his parents inspired him to learn a variety of instruments and start playing band gigs while in college. Beginning in 1998 and up into 2007, he was the principal songwriter and lead singer with the popular indie band, Last December.
During that time he also laid the foundation for his solo career, with years of live shows that most recently included a 25 show, Spring 2016 U.S. tour with Candlebox. In its review of one club date, PancakesAndWhiskey.com pretty much summarized all that PETE RG offers to his audiences: “high-quality rock wth honest and engaging lyrics, a hammering backbeat plus gorgeous harmonies.”
His rich baritone voice became the center of a sound that has reached fruition on his full-length release, TENDER SOULS, which was released September 23, 2016 on his own 4L Entertainment label. Spacelab.tv spoke for many in confirming that he “doesn’t have to rely on gimmicks to make you feel moved — just good old-fashioned talent and personality.”
“As a songwriter, I’m always trying to express myself as best I can, lyrically and musically,” RG says. “On TENDER SOULS I feel I was able to do that without cutting corners or falling back into ambiguity. It’s a really good picture of where I’m at, with a lot of experience under my belt but also a lot of optimism.”
“Tender Souls” lyric video:
PETE RG credits Brina Kabler for helping him raise the bar on TENDER SOULS and on the road. “She’s my engineer, co-producer, mixer, keyboardist — and my fiancée,” he notes. “Whether onstage or in sessions, we’ve established a great give-and-take, where we learn from each other. We’re very much on the same level in terms of taste and inspiration. She helps me focus on what I do best. Brina is a huge part of everything I do.”
Other rave reviews of TENDER SOULS include:
“The warmth of a troubadour brought up on the traveling spirit songs of The Boss, and other canonical idols brings about a spark that rests in a kind of a warm subtle glow with a brightness to entrance the glass windows of a lantern.” – ImposeMagazine.com
“His soulful baritone delivers the catchy, pop melody fleshed out with understated, female harmonies. The track is driven by a propulsive, uplifting interplay of drums and guitar, which carries a message of hope.” – ElmoreMagazine.com
“Pete RG delivers energetic, yearning rock based around ringing guitars and shimmering textures.” – AllMusic.com
“Pete RG‘s post-rock sound packs enough power for him to be considered an arena rock contender while still remaining smooth and sophisticated.” – Diffuser.fm
“Speckled with hints of Neil Diamond, Leonard Cohen and Matt Berninger, RG is blessed to have a voice so unique, so enchanting and so captivating. It is that voice and its intrinsic charisma that will carry RG forward in the months and years to come.” – AbsolutePunk.com
DATES BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 22 AT ATLANTA’S TABERNACLE
TICKETS GO ONSALE MAY 17 AT 10AM LOCAL
UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN RUN KICKS OFF AT LOS ANGELES’ GREEK THEATER
WITH BAND OF HORSES ON MAY 28,
FOLLOWED BY HEADLINE SHOWS AND FESTIVAL STOPS
SCOTTISH INDIE BAND’S ACCLAIMED STUDIO ALBUM
“PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK” AVAILABLE NOW
Canvasback Music/Atlantic recording group Frightened Rabbit have unveiled details for their fall U.S. tour with Broken Social Scene. The dates kicks off at Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA on September 22nd, with all tickets going on sale starting Wednesday, May 17th at 10am local time. For more information, please visit http://frightenedrabbit.com/shows/.
The tour, which supports Frightened Rabbit’s latest studio album “PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK,” follows a run of North American performances that begin later this month with a stop at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA on May 25th, supporting Band Of Horses. The Scottish indie band also has a number of headlining shows – highlighted by a stop at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY on May 30th – and festivals, including BottleRock Napa Valley (May 26th), Boston Calling (May28), and Houston’s Free Press Summer Festival (June 3rd) – see attached itinerary.
Frightened Rabbit’s fifth studio album “PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK” – produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner – enjoyed a Top 25 debut on the Soundscan/Billboard 200 chart upon its release last year, peaking at #2 on iTunes’ Alternative chart and #8 overall. The album’s lead single “Get Out” scored Top 10 success on FMQB’s Triple A chart, and garnered the band a pair of national television appearance, performing on CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Late Late Show with James Corden.” The song’s emotionally provocative, companion video made its premiere on NPR’s All Songs Considered and received a raft of praise from influential sites, including Pitchfork, Stereogum, and Consequence of Sound, among others. The video – beautifully shot in Kiev –can be viewed at the band’s official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/frightenedrabbit).
“PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK” follows 2013’s major label debut “PEDESTRIAN VERSE,” which earned a Top 10 debut in the UK as well as critical acclaim from a wide spectrum of American press, with praise coming from mainstream outlets like Rolling Stone and Time as well tastemaker blogs like Pitchfork and Stereogum. The band’s emotionally charged live shows have earned a devoted fanbase, which includes bands like Death Cab For Cutie and The National – both of whom have handpicked Frightened Rabbit to support them on extensive tours.
Scott Hutchison (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Grant Hutchison (drums), Billy Kennedy (bass), Andy Monaghan (guitar/keys) and Simon Liddell (guitar/keys)
Website – http://www.frightenedrabbit.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/frightenedrabbit
Twitter – https://twitter.com/FRabbits
Instagram – @frabbits
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2016
25 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre #
26 Napa, CA BottleRock Napa Valley^
28 Boston, MA Boston Calling ^
29 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
30 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
31 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
1 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
3 Houston, TX Free Press Summer Festival^
22 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle *
24 St. Louis, MO The Pageant *
26 Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman *
27 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater *
28 St. Paul, MN The Palace *
29 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom *
30 Detroit, MI The Fillmore *
1 Pittsburgh, PA Byham Theater *
5 Portland, ME State Theatre *
6 New Haven, CT College Street *
#= with Band of Horses
^ = Festival
*= with Broken Social Scene
Like a cataclysmic storm making landfall, the brand new album Xenocide from crushing Brisbane outfit Aversions Crown is here to destroy everything in its path. Off the back of a long touring cycle for their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, Tyrant, which saw Aversions Crown playing alongside Soilwork, Thy Art Is Murder, Attila, Parkway Drive, Psycroptic, Rings Of Saturn and The Acacia Strain, hitting festivals like Unify Gathering and Taste Of Anarchy as well as selling out headline shows on the other side of the world in Germany and the UK, the band refined and sharpened their already potent mix of brutal death metal speed and violence with eldritch atmospherics, audio manipulation and vocalist Mark Poida’s otherworldly vocal range and ability into a new level of destruction.
With teaser tracks “Parasites” and “Erebus” released over the course of 2016 hinting at the new direction, the band teamed up with frequent collaborators Adam Merker at Studio Anders Debeerz in Brisbane and Mark Lewis from Audio Hammer in Florida to create Xenocide. On the goal in mind when writing Xenocide, guitarist mastermind Chris Cougan says “we wanted to accentuate our strengths as Aversions Crown; the extreme drumming, the guitar interplay, Mark’s awesome vocals and really work on the arrangements instead of having a bunch of riffs on top of some blasts.”
With a loose conceptual framework at play across Xenocide’s tales of destruction, revenge, reanimation and murder, Poida enthuses “I really got an awesome brutal canvas to paint a horrible evil lyrical picture on. We pushed it to the limits of our songwriting ability and are very proud of the record.”
Aversions Crown will take Xenocide to stages around the world in 2017. Get in the pit or get out of the way.
Xenocide was tracked by Adam Merker at Studio Anders Debeerz in Brisbane and mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) from Audio Hammer.
OCEANO, SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL, AVERSIONS CROWN, SPITE, NO ZODIAC
Apr 05 Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN
Apr 06 The Rave Bar – Minneapolis, MN
Apr 07 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
Apr 08 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
Apr 09 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
Apr 12 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Apr 13 Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 14 The Pin – Spokane, WA
Apr 15 Real Art – Tacoma, WA
Apr 16 Analog Theater – Portland, OR
Apr 18 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
Apr 19 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 20 Whiskey – Los Angeles, CA
Apr 21 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Apr 22 Soma – San Diego, CA
Apr 23 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 25 Launchpad – Melrose, NM
Apr 26 89th St Collective – Oklahoma City, OK
Apr 27 The Dirty 30 – Dallas, TX
Apr 28 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
Apr 29 Jack’s Bar – San Antonio, TX
Apr 30 Walter’s Downtown – Houston, TX
May 02 O’Malley’s – Margate, FL
May 03 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
May 04 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 05 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
May 06 Warehouse – Clarksville, TN
May 07 Trixie’s Entertainment Complex – Louisville, KY
May 09 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
May 10 Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ
May 11 Webster Hall – New York, NY
May 12 Revolution Bar and Music Hall – Amityville, NY
May 13 The Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
May 14 Palladium Upstairs – Worcester, MA
May 16 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
May 17 Pike Room at Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
May 18 The Wire – Berwyn, IL
May 19 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
More on Xenocide:
“Prismatic Abyss” music video https://youtu.be/LrsyL4ldK0Q
“The Soulless Acolyte” drum play-through video https://youtu.be/JmlkegqPewk
Album trailer #1: https://youtu.be/Tmbw4QdhmqE
Album trailer #2: https://youtu.be/lWVIwBKKUzs
Album trailer #3 https://youtu.be/i0EHEg3k0I8
Album trailer #4 https://youtu.be/Q-870VoA1vA
“Ophiophagy” lyric video: https://youtu.be/DhZfRGRPNQg
“Erebus” lyric video: https://youtu.be/eb5z5AULWCw
“Erebus” drum play-through: https://youtu.be/d6bHACoe5eA
Starting today at 10AM local time get first access to VIP Packages and Tickets to “A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017” with Matchbox Twenty – PASSWORD CROWS17 – Get your VIP & Tickets TODAY!
Sun 7 PM PDT · 76 guests
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Tue 6:45 PM PDT · 18 guests
Wed 6:45 PM PDT · 50 guests
Sat 6:45 PM CDT · 263 guests
Tue 6:45 PM · 93 guests
Sat 6:45 PM · 109 guests
Fri 6:45 PM · 78 guests
Saratoga Springs, NY
Mon 6:45 PM · 94 guests
Tue 6:45 PM · 77 guests
Sat 6:45 PM · 44 guests
Sun 6:45 PM · 41 guests
Wed 6:45 PM · 114 guests
Toronto, ON, Canada
Sat 6:45 PM · 169 guests
Tue 6:45 PM · 2 friends are going
Sun 6:45 PM CDT · 85 guests
Tinley Park, IL
Wed 6:45 PM · Megan Ditton is going
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Sat 6:45 PM · 142 guests
Tue 6:45 PM CDT · 170 guests
Maryland Heights, MO
Wed 6:45 PM CDT · 263 guests
Kansas City, MO
Sat 6:45 PM CDT · 71 guests
The Woodlands, TX
Sun 6:45 PM CDT · 129 guests
Ed will be coming back to North America to play 48 dates starting this Summer. Tickets on general sale Friday 17th March.
A limited number of tickets will be available via a fan presale that starts 10am local time on 13th March.
Please REGISTER HERE before 10am ET on 10th March for access to the pre-sale.
Note: fans wanting to buy presale tickets for the Quebec City show must email EdSheeranQuebec@wmgcustomerservice.com before 10am ET on 10th March to get their pre-sale code. Notez: les fans souhaitant acheter des billets en pré-vente pour le concert de Québec doivent envoyer un email à EdSheeranQuebec@wmgcustomerservice.com avant 10h ET le 10 mars pour obtenir leur code d’accès.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
June 29 || Kansas City, MO || Sprint Center
June 30 || Des Moines, IA || Wells Fargo Arena
July 1 || St. Paul, MN || Xcel Energy Center
July 7 || Toronto, ON || Air Canada Centre
July 9 || Buffalo, NY || KeyBank Center
July 11 || Philadelphia, PA || Wells Fargo Center
July 14 || Uncasville, CT || Mohegan Sun Arena
July 15 || Uncasville, CT || Mohegan Sun Arena
July 18 || Quebec City, QC || Videotron Centre
July 19 || Montreal, QC || Bell Centre
July 22 || Winnipeg, MB || MTS Centre
July 23 || Saskatoon, SK || SaskTel Centre
July 25 || Edmonton, AB || Rogers Place
July 28 || Vancouver, BC || Rogers Arena
July 29 || Tacoma, WA || Tacoma Dome
July 30 || Portland, OR || Mode Center
August 1 || Sacramento, CA || Golden 1 Center
August 2 || Oakland, CA || Oracle Arena
August 4 || Las Vegas, NV || T-Mobile Arena
August 5 || Glendale, AZ || Gila River Arena
August 6 || San Diego, CA || Valley View Casino Center
August 10 || Los Angeles, CA || Staples Center
August 15 || Denver, CO || Pepsi Center
August 17 || Tulsa, OK || BOK Center
August 18 || Dallas, TX || American Airlines Center
August 19 || Houston, TX || Toyota Center
August 22 || San Antonio, TX || AT&T Center
August 25 || Duluth, GA || Infinite Energy Center
August 29 || Tampa, FL || Amalie Center
August 30 || Miami, FL || American Airlines Arena
August 31 || Orlando, FL || Amway Center
September 2 || Raleigh, NC || PNC Arena
September 3 || Charlotte, NC || Spectrum Center
September 5 || Charleston, SC || North Charleston Center
September 7 || Louisville, KY || KFC YUM! Center
September 8 || Indianapolis, IN || Bankers Life Fieldhouse
September 9 || Cleveland, OH || Quicken Loans Arena
September 12 || Omaha, NE || CenturyLink Center
September 15 || Chicago, IL || Allstate Arena
September 17 || St. Louis, MO || Scottrade Center
September 19 || Washington, DC || Verizon Center
September 22 || Boston, MA || TD Garden
September 26 || Pittsburgh, PA || PPG Paints Arena
September 27 || Detroit, MI || Little Caesars Arena
September 29 || Brooklyn, NY || Barclays Center
September 30 || Brooklyn, NY || Barclays Center
October 3 || Columbus, OH || Nationwide Arena
October 6 || Nashville, TN || Bridgestone Arena
LA-based band LANY has launched the Kinda Tour, coming to Pittsburgh on Friday, October 21st, at Mr. Smalls!
LANY will be on tour to support their latest EP kinda and just completed a number of summer festivals such asBonaroo, Firefly, Hangout, Outside Lands and more. As the most streamed artist through Spotify‘s Discover Weekly feature, their songs have garnered over 22 million streams on Spotify alone. Billboard also recently announced that LANY is the number one emerging artist after the release of the music video for their single “yea, babe, no way.”
Sounds Like: Electronic pop mixing Eighties flash, blue-eyed soul, and the ongoing search for genuine
connection on a smart phone
For Fans of: Phoenix, fun., Glass Animals
– Rolling Stone
“Finding the balance between sensuality and mystery in music is a very delicate process. Some seem born with the right skill set, like the almighty Prince, effortlessly blending their melodies with the right amounts of desperation and longing. Now, [LANY] are tapping into that same rare talent…” – Consequence of Sound
“…contains the type of moving intimacy that has attracted the attention of pop, R&B and electronica fans over the past few months.” – Billboard
“LANY are the alternative synth threesome out to take over not just the East and West coasts of America but the entire world…” – Wonderland
Leading the charge is alternative group LANY, whose single “ILYSB” is the most-streamed of all the songs that have ever been featured on Discover Weekly. The band is also the most-streamed act ever from the feature, so it’s clear that when the world grows to know LANY and they begin selling out arenas, they will have to thank Spotify for at least some of that success. – FORBES
kinda EP Available Now
“…contains the type of moving intimacy that has attracted the attention of pop, R&B and electronica fans over the past few months.” – Billboard
“LANY are the alternative synth threesome out to take over not just the East and West coasts of America but the entire world…” – Wonderland
LANY recently concluded their first headline tour which SOLD OUT well before the band played the first show, with the demand to accommodate fans resulting in extra dates being added and rooms extended. With performances at Bonnaroo, Sasquatch and Firefly, as well as 14-dates opening for Oh Wonder already under their belt this summer, the trio will also be performing at Outside Lands and Life is Beautiful later this year. PRESS HERE for more information.
LANY (comprised of Paul Klein, Les Priest and Jake Goss) happened organically. It began when the former school friends collaborated on songs that Klein had written and within days they had created a clutch of anthems that were too good to ignore. Even at this early stage, their songs have connected on a large scale: the blissful dream-pop of “ILYSB” made big waves when they put it online and has over 15 million Spotify plays so far. Their single “Where The Hell Are My Friends” is already nudging 4 million plays in a matter of weeks. LANY create music that makes the intimate feel universal and connects them indelibly with their growing fanbase.
Watch this space for the latest from LANY and for more info, please visit https://thisislany.com.
To stream kinda on Spotify, PRESS HERE
Jul 22 Oro-Medonte, Ontario @ WayHome
Aug 5 San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
Sept 25 Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful
North American Tour Dates
Sept 27 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
Sept 28 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
Sept 29 Vancouver, British Columbia @ Venue Nightclub
Oct 1 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Oct 2 Denver, CO @ Bluebird
Oct 4 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Oct 7 Memphis, TN @ 1884 Lounge
Oct 8 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Oct 9 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Oct 11 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Oct 13 Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
Oct 14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Oct 15 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
Oct 20 Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
Oct 21 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Oct 23 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Oct 24 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Oct 25 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Oct 28 Boston, MA @ Royale
Oct 29 Montreal, Quebec @ Fairmount
Oct 30 Toronto, Ontario @ Mod Club
Nov 1 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Nov 3 Chicago, IL @ The Metro
Nov 5 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
Nov 7 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
Nov 9 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
Nov 11 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Nov 12 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 13 Austin, TX @ Antone’s
Nov 15 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Nov 16 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Nov 19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
kinda Track Listing
- yea, babe, no way
- pink skies
- current location
- like you lots
- WHERE THE HELL ARE MY FRIENDS
Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe will be filling in for EYEHATEGOD vocalist Mike IX Williams on their upcoming Fall tour with Discharge and Toxic Holocaust.
Elaborates Williams of the decision, “Once again, rather than cancel an amazing tour, we have chosen for EYEHATEGOD to continue on and give one-thousand-percent. This 2016 Discharge tour is super important to me as that band has been a huge influence on my life, but my health situation right now dictates that I am not able to take the stage and perform to the best of my abilities every single night. This is where our good friend Randy Blythe from Lamb Of God comes into the picture. We’ve known Randall since the early ‘90s when EYEHATEGOD would pass through Virginia and he’d offer for us to crash at his crib after our gigs. Great times and we became great friends. To have Mr. Blythe on board as a fill in for me on vocals for this run is a true ‘circle-stays-unbroken’ turn of events! Coming off the heels of Philip Anselmo doing vocals for EYEHATEGOD on two high profile shows [last month’s performances at Southport Music Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana and the 2016 edition of Gwar BQ in Richmond, Virginia respectively], both of these men are at the top of their game. I am getting the medical help I need and will return to the band as soon as possible. Thank you, everybody… ”
Adds Blythe, “Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a massiveEYEHATEGOD fan. I’ve seen them play more times than I can remember, my old side project covered ‘Dixie Whiskey’ for anEYEHATEGOD tribute album, I wear their merch, I even have a freakingEYEHATEGOD tattoo that I got in New Orleans. They are one of my favorite bands of all time, period. I’ve also been friends with the guys in the band since the ‘90s… actually, I knew them before I knew the dudes in my own band, and EYEHATEGOD would often crash at my crib when they came through Richmond. So it’s a bit difﬁcult for me to say, ‘I’m super-happy that I’ve been asked to ﬁll in for Mike IX Williams on this upcoming tour with Discharge and Toxic Holocaust.’ In fact, I can’t honestly say that at all because, once again as a fan and, more importantly, a friend, no one would rather see Mike do this tour more than myself. Mike IX is THE voice of EYEHATEGOD, and I respect him as a friend, musician, and writer way too much to ever think otherwise. What Ican say is that I am beyond honored to be serving a brief tour of duty on vocals with EYEHATEGOD for this upcoming run.
When I was asked to ﬁll in for Mike IX due to his health issues, I immediately said, ‘I’ll do it, as long as all of the guys in the band are cool with it, especially Mike; it can’t be any other way.’ I know from talking to him that Mike is very, very bummed to not be on this tour, especially given the fact that the legendary Discharge is one of his all-time favorite bands. In light of that fact alone, it’s a huge testament to the man’s character that he’s being gracious enough to let the band continue to work while he concentrates on his medical issues, which are entirely legitimate and prevent him from taking the stage night after night. The other guys need to keep the band alive while IX gets better. As anyone who has ever seen the band can attest, the stage of an EYEHATEGODshow isn’t exactly the ideal place to rest and recuperate from an illness, and that is the most important thing here: that Mike IX gets better. In order to both give him the time to take care of his health while simultaneously keeping EYEHATEGOD an active working unit, I’ll be proud to do my bit on this tour and take the stage with what is undeniably one of the heaviest bands on earth. It will be a savage experience; I can promise you that. Let the down-to-earth-motherfuckin’-post-ampliﬁcation-blues begin! Hail Mike IX.”
EYEHATEGOD’s journey with Discharge and Toxic Holocaust will commence on October 6th and run through October 15th trampling ten cities in seven states, the tour concluding with a one-off show in Chicago with Negative Approach and Svlphvrvs. See all confirmed dates below.
EYEHATEGOD w/ Discharge, Toxic Holocaust:
10/06/2016 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/07/2016 Dantes – Portland, OR
10/08/2016 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
10/09/2016 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
10/10/2016 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
10/11/2016 Glass House – Pomona, CA
10/12/2016 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
10/13/2016 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
10/14/2016 Webster Hall/Marlin Room – New York, NY
10/15/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL
10/16/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Negative Approach, Svlphvrvs
EYEHATEGOD reemerged stronger and more determined than ever before with their self-titled LP, which dropped in 2014 via Housecore Records. Reaping critical acclaim globally, the record marks the band’s most successful release in their twenty-five-plus-year lineage. Having helped define the NOLA sound with their signature down-tuned, blues-inflected guitars awash in furious distortion, underpinning the tormented screams of Mike IX Williams over a thundering rhythm section,EyeHateGod personifies desperation and addiction in the various backwaters of forgotten America, punctuated by the “N’awlins” sound of rebellion and pollution resulting in triumph over adversity.
The band’s just premiered a cover of Sia’s Chandelier via Ones To Watch – PRESS HERE to watch! The four-piece, who recently toured with Rooney, saw massive success with their debut EP, Ordinary Life, which charted in the Top 50 on iTunes. Their music video for “Demon Days” (directed by Once Upon A Time’s Jennifer Morrison) also reached 1 million views on YouTube in just three days.
Named after the Rolling Stones song, Wild Wild Horses compose thrilling alternative pop-rock tracks with elusive electronic interjections. Their music is both current and timeless and carries the vivacious beat of today while aspiring to the heights of the classics. The four members of Wild Wild Horses each have an impressive set of musical backgrounds and, as session musicians, have collectively worked with almost every major indie-pop artist in the past half-a-decade, including Pearl Jam, Adele, Mumford & Sons, Amy Winehouse and Jess Glynne.
Wild Wild Horses Tour Dates:
10/6 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
10/7 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10/8 Detroit, MI @ Shelter
10/9 Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
10/10 Toronto, Canada @ Adelaide Hall
10/12 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
10/13 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
10/14 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
10/15 Washington, DC @ DC9
10/16 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
10/17 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)
10/18 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
10/20 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
10/21 Austin, TX @ 3TEN at Austin City Limits Live
10/22 Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall
10/23 San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio
10/26 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
10/27 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues (Voodoo Room)
10/28 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
11/1 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
11/2 Portland, OR @ Analog Theater (Downstairs)
11/4 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
11/5 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Jim James’ Second Solo Album
out November 4th
Announces Headline US Tour
“One of rock’s most powerful singers and one of its most fearless architects” -Rolling Stone
Jim James, frontman of My Morning Jacket, announces the release of Eternally Even, out November 4 via ATO/Capitol Records.
Defying categorization, James’ second solo project, Eternally Even, co-produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes) and Jim James, is a heart-thumping call to action. The timing of its release, smack in the middle of election season, is no accident.
“I wanted to make an album that hopefully speaks to the issues of the day, many of which, sadly, are issues we have been dealing with since the beginning of time.” says James. “Most of what I think about right now is how so many things in the world are SO fucked up- our political system is broken and corrupt…our earth is being destroyed by climate change…people are not treating each other with equality and respect… and I think- are we going to make it? Are we going to figure it out and fix it before it’s too late? Can we ever truly open our hearts and embrace love in all its beautiful forms? I think it’s still possible. I still have hope in humanity. I’m just trying to be a part of the discussion and encourage people to speak out for equality, to not be afraid to speak out for peace and love. All of us feel afraid at times in these absolutely insane times, but its important we speak our minds, cast our votes, and do not give in to fear and hatred.”
In early 2013, his first solo full length Regions of Light and Sound of God was released and met with widespread critical acclaim. Praised as “truly breathtaking” by Time Out and “magnificent” by Rolling Stone, the album was followed with a sold-out national headlining tour and appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Show with David Letterman and Austin City Limits.
Jim James will be embarking a solo tour this winter. Dates listed below—tickets go on sale this Friday, September 23. Jim James fan club members get first access to tickets tomorrow, September 20th. Get more information on the pre-sale and join the fan club here.
New Tour Dates
11/15 & 11/16: Boston, MA @ Royale
11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philly
11/19: Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
11/20: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/22: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/23: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
11/25: Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater
11/26: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/27: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
11/29: Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/30: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
12/01: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater
12/03: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
12/05: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre
12/06: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
12/07: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
12/10: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
12/11: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
12/13: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
12/14: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/16: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/17: New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre
9/28: Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA
9/29: Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
9/30: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, San Francisco, CA
10/1: The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
*support by Twin Limb on all dates (except Fillmore SF)
Following another extremely successful GWAR B-Q, your Lords and Masters are GWAR pleased to announce another round of tour dates for this October. Joining them on the tour are Darkest Hour and Mutoid Man. This run kicks off October 27th in Norfolk, VA and runs through October 30th in Washington, DC. Tickets for the Washington DC show go on sale August 25th while Norfolk and Millvale shows go on sale this Friday August 26th. Details on the Brooklyn show will be announced soon.
These new dates are in addition to their previously announced dates with Crowbar and Mutoid Man as well as their appearance at Riot Fest Chicago. A completed list of dates can be found below. It has also been confirmed that Sleazy P. Martini will be accompanying the band on all of these dates, who had the following to say:
“As manager of GWAR and America’s benevolent deep state dictator Sleazy P. Martini. I want to encourage as many Americans as possible to shun the false left-right dichotomy that is politics and make their voices heard by coming out to see GWAR defend their belts on tour this year. And while your vote will have no effect on the Presidential election this year you can take pleasure in watching Trump and Clinton fight to the death. So come out and support democracy by watching GWAR take on all comers in a political death match knowing that at least it’s not rigged… this time.”
GWAR W/ Crowbar and Mutoid Man:
GWAR W/Darkest Hour, Mutoid Man
10/29: Brooklyn, NY – Venue TBA
10/30: Washington, DC @ 930 Club
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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”
“’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
9/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
9/27 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
9/28 Boston / Cambridge, MA @ Royale
9/29 Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
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.
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
“She’s Not Gone Yet But She’s Leaving”
(In Studio) Video Unleashed
We Need Medicine LP Out Now via BMG
2/21: Atlanta, GA @ Hell Stage (at The Masquerade)
2/22: Orlando, FL @ The Social
2/26: Vancouver, BC @ VENUE
2/27: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
3/1: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
” …an urgent and exhilarating shot of rock & roll…”
– Rolling Stone
“…energizing and rowdy…”
– Paste Magazine
“…disheveled hair, a red electric guitar and lungs full of energy…”
– American Songwriter
“…their ability to create anthem-like tracks separates them from their peers…”
– MTV Hive
Hot on the heels of their highly anticipated We Need Medicine LP (released in October on BMG), The Fratellis made their triumphant return to the US with sold-out shows across the country. Fans who weren’t able to catch the band’s electrifying performances in 2013 will have a handful more chances this month, as the trio will play a round of cities including Atlanta, Orlando & Seattle!
The Scottish band’s live show was praised as “a good old rock and roll show that was a damn good time” (WAWSTSF) & as sending “everyone’s hands up in the air and feet off the ground” (JUMP Philly). As summarized by Rukkus, “their ability to command the stage and awe their crowds is incomparable.”
Current single “She’s Not Gone Yet But She’s Leaving” finds the band in virgin territory, both musically & stylistically. “It’s a song we have to dance to, and we don’t dance very well,” frontman Jon Fratelli said. “I think it’s a departure from where we were before.” Today, the band has revealed the “She’s Not Gone Yet But She’s Leaving” (In Studio) video, shot in Glasgow. Check it out HERE.
Cirque du Soleil returns to Seattle with its latest big top production: Amaluna premiering on January 31, 2013 under the blue-and-yellow Big Top, at King County’s Marymoor Park. Directed by Diane Paulus, a renowned theatre director from New York, Amaluna had its world-premiere in Montreal in April 2012. Seattle will be Amaluna’s first stop in the United States and will be the 8th Big Top production to visit Seattle since 1990.
Amaluna marks the first time a Cirque du Soleil show works with an all-female group of musicians. With the strong presence of guitars, the overall sound is resolutely contemporary. Bass, drums, cello, vocals, keyboards, percussion support the guitars in delivering a direct music without embellishment. “We wanted to unleash the power in the raw state that artists and musicians bring to the stage,” explain BOB & BILL. BOB & BILL are known for their ability to blur the lines between genres and styles to create an intricately woven visual and musical style that supports the show’s narrative.
To help celebrate, Cirque du Soleil has released the soundtrack to Amaluna which features an all woman band performing some of the edgiest music to come out of the Cirque camp to date. The fourteen tracks that comprise Amaluna were all composed by Montreal duo Guy Dubuc and Mark Lassard (aka BOB & BILL). Watch a behind-the-scenes look in their interview below.
Cirque du Soleil has also released the compilation album LE BEST OF 2, a must-have collection of the finest music from the troupe’s most recent modern era: 2005 to today
Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men land on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.
Amaluna is presented by VISA, the presenting sponsor of the 2013 American tour of the show. Infiniti, CGI, Xerox and Sun Life Financial are the official sponsors.
Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.
The Intelligence have been a band / musical project since 1999. To date The Intelligence have released seven singles, five split singles, two EPs, seven albums and have made eight compilation appearances. I’ve probably even missed a couple. They join the ranks of artists like Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall in the department of those whose output could be considered hyper-prolific or impossible to keep up with. That said, like the afore mentioned artists, with each release The Intelligence continue to evolve, grow artistically and top themselves. And, YES, you do need to keep up with all the releases.
On “Everybody’s Got It Easy But Me’ The Intelligence do indeed top themselves. Like their last album, “Males” from 2010, they have returned to The Hangar with Chris Woodhouse to record. As with “Males” they seem to continue to jettison their previous deliberate blown-out, lo-fi recording approach for a much clearer sound. Not that there’s any give-up in intensity. The band’s scrambling post-punk guitars, its straight-up, dry-as-a-bone drums, its laconically abstract verses are all here, just viewed through an unusually clear lens. If you didn’t have the songs or the chops this sort of thing could reveal some weaknesses but, in this instance, it showcases Lars Finberg’s knack for writing catchy songs, which incorporate pop hooks, metronomically repetitive guitar riffs and new wavey synth moves.
For those who haven’t been paying attention, “The Intelligence” are the brainchild of Lars Finberg (former of the A-Frames, currently of Thee Oh Sees and Wounded Lion). The Intelligence began as a studio project in which Finberg played all instruments on his home recordings. As the band began to play live and tour the releases have volleyed between full band recordings and Lars layering all tracks himself. On “Everybody’s Got It Easy But Me” Finberg has gone for a mixed approach. Having recently relocated to Los Angeles, Lars assembled an LA line up of the band. Still spending much time at the band’s original home base of Seattle, he has retained a separate line up in that city as well. For this new album he has used them both….as well as doing some songs all by himself. He also invited a number of guests to come in and add to it. The result is the most varied yet cohesive Intelligence album to date.
10/23 – Black Cat (backstage) – Washington, DC*%
10/24 – Duke Coffeehouse – Durham, NC*
10/25 – Earl – Atlanta, GA*#
10/26 – Nobby’s – St. Augustine, FL*
10/27 – New World Brewery – Ybor, City, FL*
10/28 – Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL*
10/30 – Retrofit Records – Tallahassee, FL*
10/31 – Bottle Tree – Birmingham, AL*^
11/01 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA*
11/02 – Victoria House – Beaumont, TX*
11/03 – Red 7 – Austin, TX*
11/05 – Low Spirits – Albuquerque, NM
11/06 – Topaz Tundra – Tucson, AZ
11/07 – Yucca Tap Room – Phoenix, AZ
11/08 – The Griffin – Sand Diego, CA
* w/ King Tuff
%w/ Poor Moon
# w/ Mike Watt
^ w/ Man or Astroman?
~ w/ footballs
“You always wonder, listening to deliberately lo-fi albums, whether the fuzz is there to cover up weaknesses, and what these songs would sound like if you could actually hear them. In The Intelligence’s case, they sound pretty damned good. I’m just not sure that would hold true for everyone.” – Dusted
“Everybody’s Got It Easy But Me is at once the Intelligence’s most lyrically direct and musically exploratory album to date, introducing pastoral psychodelia, space-age bachelor-pad vibes, and at least one proper ballad to the mix.”
“Although Everybody’s Got It Easy But Me is notably less frenzied and raw than the band’s past decade of output, The Intelligence has not lost their edge, despite some of the slower, acoustic-based numbers. Rather, they’ve created an often thrilling voyage that defies repetition and predictability.” – Cosequence of Sound
“Everybody’s Got It Easy But Me is a punk rock record that sporadically soothes your spirit, gets you pogo-ing, and almost always will make you dance. The Intelligence (and lest we forget Shannon Shaw) have made a rock record that anyone could ask for, and that everyone should remember.” – Heave Media
MONSTERS SCARE YOU!, Seattle’s post-hardcore/electro break out, recently signed with Century Media Records and will be releasing their label debut in early 2013. “Shut Up, Our Song Is On” is the lead track from the forthcoming album and the digital single is now available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon. The group recently premiered the self-produced music video for “Shut Up, Our Song Is On,” which can be seen here:
With their trademark combination of pop, metal and electronica, MONSTERS SCARE YOU! has become a staple in their hometown scene. In their short existence the band has attracted a dedicated, die-hard fanbase and has been featured as an unsigned act in Alternative Press Magazine.