Philadelphia based rock quartet Bleeding Rainbow just released their third LP “Yeah Right” on Kanine Records. Bleeding Rainbow says their sounds was directly influenced by bands from their teenage-hood such as Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, and Yo La Tengo to name a few. Mixing hints of Greg Sage’s anthemic, anxiety-ridden punk riffs, with equal parts drone and noise swells reminiscent of Kevin Shields at his most inventive, with an overlaying of boy-girl harmonies, Bleeding Rainbow channels the Mamas and the Papas as if backed by early Smashing Pumpkins.
Previously Bleeding Rainbow has released a 7 inch singles series including “Pink Ruff”, “Drift Away” and “Waking Dream” – also available digitally with exclusive b sides. Fans of the band now include Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl.
03/31/13 Chicago IL – Empty Bottle *
04/01/13 St Louis MO – Old Rock House *
04/02/13 Louisville KY – Zanzabar *
04/03/13 Columbus OH – The Basement *
04/04/13 Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brendas *
04/06/13 Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
04/07/13 Boston MA – Brighton Music Hall *
04/09/13 Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel *
04/10/13 Chapel Hill NC – Local 506 *
04/11/13 Asheville NC – Emerald Lounge *
04/12/13 Atlanta GA – The EARL *
04/13/13 St. Augustine FL – Cafe Eleven *
04/14/13 Tampa FL- Crowbar *
04/15/13 Orlando FL – Will’s Pub *
04/17/13 Baton Rouge LA – Spanish Moon *
04/18/13 Dallas TX – Club Dada *
04/19/13 Houston TX – Fitzgeralds *
04/20/13 Austin TX – Red 7 *
04/22/13 Phoenix AZ – Rhythm Room *
04/23/13 Tucson AZ – Solar Culture *
04/24/13 San Diego CA – Casbah *
04/26/13 Los Angeles CA – Bootleg Theatre *
04/27/13 Santa Cruz CA – Crepe Place *
04/28/13 San Francisco CA – Great American Music Hall *
04/29/13 Eugene OR – Cozmic Pizza *
05/02/13 Vancouver BC – Commodore Ballroom *
05/03/13 Portland OR – Wonder Ballroom *
05/04/13 Seattle WA – The Showbox *
* – w/ Cave Singers
America’s premier destination rock festival ROCK ON THE RANGE–which has
expanded to three days this year–will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names. The
2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three
Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day
To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David
Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In
This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut,
Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset
Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven’s Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini
Syndrome, and more.
“We’re really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes
to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.
“Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready,
we are going to hit it hard!!”
“Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale.
“We look forward to seeing you all out there.”
“This massive lineup has scratched our seven-year itch!” says Gary Spivack, co-executive producer of the
event for Right Arm Entertainment. “Getting Soundgarden for their first Ohio play in two decades and
having seminal acts Alice In Chains, Korn, Volbeat and Papa Roach return along with bands new to ROTR that
include Smashing Pumpkins and Bush, and everything in between–the spectrum of rock n roll is covered…three days of constant energy. Rock On The Range is truly where rock lives.”
Now in its seventh year, ROTR will again take place at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013. With the addition of a full slate of artists performing on Friday, festival organizers are also adding a series of additional enhancements for ROTR 2013, including the new ROTR Comedy Tent.
“Our goal with ROTR is to constantly create new and interesting ways to expand the event and give even more
value to our fans,” comments Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the event for AEG Live. “In 2013, we’ve
added a comedy tent within the site that will be curated by The Funny Bone comedy club. Having a slate of
incredible, up-and-coming comedians to riff on the rock experience will be a great change of pace for the
weekend. The site layout is also changing dramatically in 2013 to create better event flow, to add more
interactive fan activity to the festival, and to allow even more people to experience the higher caliber of talent
on the second stage this year.”
As a special limited offer, pre-sale weekend tickets start at a low price of $89.50 (plus fees), for Stadium
GA tickets only, from Wednesday, January 30 through Thursday, January 31 at 10pm EST.
Additionally, a limited number of Stadium GA “4-ticket packs” are also available for $299–a savings of
nearly 25%–beginning on Wednesday, January 30, while supplies last.
Pre-sale tickets are available at www.RockOnTheRange.com. Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, February 1 at 10am ET. Rock On The Range is again offering premiere VIP Packages, Hotel and Ticket Bundles and Camping packages. Details and prices for VIP, Hotel, and Camping packages are online at
http://www.RockOnTheRange.com. Visit the website, www.facebook.com/rockontherange, and
www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.
“Rock On The Range strives to deliver an outstanding lineup for an affordable price and this year is no
different” said Ryan Smith, General Manager of Crew Stadium, co-executive producer of Rock On The
Range. “With the creation of the special $89 pre-sale ticket and 4-pack bundle, rock fans can see over 40 of
their favorite bands for an unprecedented value.”
Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a
multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent lineup of bands on three stages and is proud to be
sponsored by Monster Energy, Jägermeister, f.y.e., and U.S. Army. The nationally renowned festival, centrally
located in the heart of the country, has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception
James Iha began his career as a co-founder of The Smashing Pumpkins in Chicago in 1987. He recorded and toured with the group until 2000, during which time they released ten albums and became one of the biggest bands of the era, selling millions of albums and filling arenas worldwide. In addition to his guitar playing and singing, James was also a contributing songwriter.
James released his first solo album, Let It Come Down, in 1998. It was an intimate, acoustic guitar-driven record which focused on the more personal side of his songwriting. During this period, he also co-founded indie label Scratchie Records, which went on to release albums by artists like The Sounds, The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr., Robbers On High Street and others. In the late 90’s James relocated to New York, where he opened Stratosphere Sound Recording Studios along with friends Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne/Ivy) and Andy Chase (Ivy).
In 2003, James joined the acclaimed progressive rock band, A Perfect Circle, featuring members of Tool and Marilyn Manson. He toured the world with APC for a year. After returning home from the tour, James focused on work in the studio: he scored several films, including Canadian indie feature Luck and Japanese indie Linda Linda Linda. More recently, he scored the Japanese indie film Kakera, which made the circuit at film festivals around the world. As a producer and remixer, James has worked with the likes of Michael Stipe, Cat Power, Morningwood, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Annie, Ladytron and The Sounds. He has also lent his guitar skills on albums by Whiskeytown, Isobel Campbell, Fountains Of Wayne, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Ivy and A Camp, among many others.
James’ recent collaborations include joining Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger, Hanson’s Taylor Hanson, and Cheap Trick’s Bun E. Carlos to form the power-pop group Tinted Windows, whose critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album featured several Iha-penned songs, and spawned tours throughout the US and Japan. In 2010, James worked extensively with acclaimed Swedish band Raymond & Maria, to produce their new album, while in 2011, James produced the debut from up-and-coming Brooklyn band Hunters. James also continues to tour with A Perfect Circle, whose extensive 2011 included a mainstage performance at Lollapalooza.
James recently completed his first solo album in nearly 15 years, entitled LOOK TO THE SKY. The album, which features such guests as Shudder to Think’s Nathan Larson, Karen O and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara and Tom Verlaine, will be released this Winter on EMI Japan, with worldwide releases happening later this year.
For over 20 years, Cole has been a fixture on the Chicago music scene sharing the stage with such greats as Uncle Tupelo, Smashing Pumpkins, Material Issue, Nicholas Tremulis, and blues great Joanna Connor. Cole was the principal songwriter and front man for several Chicago-based bands including Treatment, Psycholove and The Second Story and toured with NYC-based The Subscribers. Cole spent most of 2012 working in Nashville. Currently based in New York City, Cole tours constantly with band and solo.
Brad averages about 100 performances a year and has recently shared the stage with Ellis Paul, Dan Navarro, Shovels and Rope, Lisa Loeb and Amy Speace to name a few.
In 2011, Brad teamed up with producer Jason Harper and hip-hop artist Staff Johnson to produce an acclaimed video based on Brad’s song “Killing Your Brother”. The songs message is aimed at curbing gun violence and is used to raise awareness and funds for The Illinois Coalition Against Hand Gun Violence and CeaseFire Chicago.
In 2005, Along with singer-songwriter Jeff Libman, Cole is co-founder of Chicago based acoustic/soul trio Check With Lucy.
Cole has done a series of residencies in where he tries out new material and brings in some of his favorite guest artists. The series has been dubbed Acoustic Circus and has been performed at:
2008 – The Charleston – Chicago
2010 – The Elbo Room – Chicago
2012 – The Uncommon Ground – Chicago
In addition, Brad is a longtime member of The Old Town School of Folk Music’s “First Friday Songwriters Circle.
Tour Dates With A Place To Bury Strangers
10/27/12 Strange Matter – Richmond VA
10/28/12 Local 506 – Chapel Hill NC
10/29/12 Emerald Lounge – Asheville NC
10/30/12 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
10/31/12 Club Downunder – Tallahassee FL
11/02/12 Warehouse Live – Houston TX
11/06/12 Troubadour – Los Angeles CA
11/07/12 The Independent – San Francisco CA
11/08/12 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City UT
11/11/12 Larimer Lounge – Denver CO
11/12/12 Waiting Room – Omaha NE
11/13/12 The Frequency – Madison WI
11/14/12 Empty Bottle Chicago IL
11/15/12 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland OH
11/16/12 Mohawk Place – Buffalo NY
11/17/12 La Sala Rossa (M for Montreal Festival) – Montreal QC
11/18/12 Bowery Ballroom – New York NY
11/19/12 Middle East Upstairs – Cambridge MA
Leading up to the “Yeah Right” album release, now set for January 29, 2013, Bleeding Rainbow will release a series of three limited 7 inches featuring the singles “Pink Ruff”, “Drift Away” and “Waking Dream” and the artwork of Sarah Everton. Each 7 inch will include a non-album track on the B side and be available for purchase directly from the artist on tour and on their website. The series will be released one each month: October, November and December.
Nevermind the constant threat of a cease and desist letter, when Carrie Brownstein tells you that your band name is weak, you change it. But it isn’t as simple as a name change for Philadelphia’s minimal noise pop duo Reading Rainbow, significant line up additions facilitated the adoption of a new moniker. So…drum roll please…as we reintroduce Philadelphia’s Bleeding Rainbow, now a full-blown, Brownstein-approved, rock quartet. The name better represents the band’s evolving sound and is all around more badass and trippy as sh*t. The founding members, Sarah Everton, who moved from drums to bass to give her vocals a better chance to shine, and vocalist/guitarist Rob Garcia are now joined by Al Creedon on lead guitar and drummer Greg Frantz.
While 2010’s album release Prism Eyes gained significant attention and raised the band’s profile among the indie elite, even that set might not be aware of the previous self-released album Mystical Participation. If Prism Eyes is, by their own description, their attempt at writing pop songs, and Mystical Participation emphasizes an aesthetic of loud and drone-y guitars instead of focused song structure, Yeah Right, the band’s third album release set for January 29th, 2013 on Kanine Records, is the merging and maturation of all these ideas and sounds.
For Yeah Right, the band has opted for a bi-polar approach to production, pushing the extremes of murky, ominous and sometimes harsh and fuzzed-out guitar onslaughts (“Pink Ruff”) as well as a strong repertoire of hushed, ethereal moments (“Cover the Sky”) aiming to evoke a nostalgia for 90s slacker culture without sounding bored or contrived. While previous releases reside in the reverb-soaked psychedelic pop realm, Bleeding Rainbow says, “the sound this time around was more directly influenced by bands from our teenage-hood such as Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, and Yo La Tengo to name a few.” Mixing hints of Greg Sage’s anthemic, anxiety-ridden punk riffs, with equal parts drone and noise swells reminiscent of Kevin Shields at his most inventive, with an overlaying of boy-girl harmonies, Bleeding Rainbow channels the Mamas and the Papas as if backed by early Smashing Pumpkins.
With the inclusion of two long time friends and supporters of the band, Bleeding Rainbow has not only freed itself from the limitations of a two-piece, but given themselves a chance to delve deeper into the mood of songs and allow for extended instrumental sections (“Drift Away”). A more collaborative songwriting approach has resulted in more complex songs, but that does not mean they are without pretty sounds or pop moments. So while Yeah Right opens up easy and welcoming (“Go Ahead”), the end will leave you feeling as if a wall of noise has permeated through your body (“Get Lost”). Bleeding Rainbow set out to create something beautiful from harsh noise, and Yeah Right succeeds wildly at doing just that.
LISTEN TO THE NEW SINGLE “HARBOUR LIGHTS” FROM THEIR
SOPHOMORE ALBUM SAND & SNOW – AVAILABLE NOW
A Silent Film will kick off the first leg of their 20-date North American fall tour with Blue October on October 31st. The two bands will work their way across the U.S. before heading up to Canada, down the west coast, and into the southwest before wrapping a two-night-stand at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX. A Silent Film is currently touring in support of their latest full-length album release Sand & Snow (Creative Media/EMI), available online and in stores everywhere. Listen to the band’s new single “Harbour Lights” now and watch the video for Danny, Dakota & the Wishing Well.
Previously, A Silent Film has toured with OneRepublic, Civil Twilight, Smashing Pumpkins, Temper Trap and Sleigh Bells.
Formed in Oxford, UK, and recently relocating to the U.S., A Silent Film’s expansive and poetic pop-rock sound has garnered comparisons to everyone from Coldplay to The Killers to U2. Sand & Snow is just a snapshot of the fevered creativity inspired by an impulsive tryst with Americana. “Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan are massive inspirations to me. I felt like I always had a kinship with America. As soon as I could experience it, and I didn’t have to read it in a book anymore, it changed my process; I wanted to live and breathe it,” vocalist/pianist Robert Stevenson says of the creative necessity of the move.
The band self-produced Sand & Snow in their new Arizona home-rehearsal studio and latterly at Sonic Ranch studios, El Paso, TX (recently home to Animal Collective, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Beach House). Mix engineer Alan Moulder – best known for his work with The Killers, Death Cab For Cutie, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Foo Fighters – tied the album together with a mix that favors theatrical dynamics and scene-setting ambience. Collectively, they created an unyielding positivity in Sand & Snow, a spirited and romantic musicality that belies an unashamedly upbeat pop attitude.
To hear A Silent Film check out the video for the inspirational epic Danny, Dakota & the Wishing Well above and listen to their euphoric, soaring new single”Harbour Lights,(also above) “which Robert describes as capturing the liberation of a breakup. “You know that feeling when someone leaves you in a relationship, they have moved on and you’re left behind?” he says of the track documenting the wisdom gleaned from self-discovery. “It’s the peace you make after the mourning.”
A Silent Film is Robert Stevenson – vocals and piano, Karl Bareham – guitar, Ali Hussain – bass, and Spencer Walker – drums.
A SILENT FILM UPCOMING SHOWS:
DATE CITY/STATE VENUE
10/31/12 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot w/ Blue October
11/01/12 Boise, ID Knitting Factory w/ Blue October
11/02/12 Seattle, WA Showbox Theater w/ Blue October
11/03/12 Portland, OR Roseland Theater w/ Blue October
11/04/12 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory w/ Blue October
11/05/12 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom w/ Blue October
11/08/12 Reno, NV Knitting Factory w/ Blue October
11/09/12 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades w/ Blue October
11/10/12 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom w/ Blue October
11/11/12 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern w/ Blue October
11/13/12 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel-Vinyl w/ Blue October
11/14/12 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel-Vinyl w/ Blue October
11/15/12 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues w/ Blue October
11/16/12 Anaheim, CA House of Blues w/ Blue October
11/17/12 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock (formerly Chasers) *KUKQ Evening
11/18/12 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater w/ Blue October
11/20/12 Lubbock, TX Wild West w/ Blue October
11/21/12 Houston, TX House of Blues w/ Blue October
11/23/12 Dallas, TX House of Blues w/ Blue October
11/24/12 Dallas, TX House of Blues w/ Blue October
* additional dates TBA