By Haley Biermann
Headrush TV sat down for an exclusive interview with Nothing More’s Jonny Hawkins (vocals) and Daniel Oliver (bass) at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA.
Nothing More has a lot ahead of them. And we mean A LOT. Their newest album The Stories We Tell Ourselves was released on September 15.
“Each song is its own story and own experience…The title The Stories We Tell Ourselves is kind of relating to all of the ways in which we are self-delusion," said frontman Jonny Hawkins. He also discussed the album’s purpose.
“This album is kind of a reminder to step back and observe more,” he said.
The band is touring through various cities in The U.S. and wraps up November 10 in San Antonio TX, the band’s hometown. But they don’t stop there. November 22 marks their first of a long serious of performances in Europe, kicking off in Copenhagen, Denmark!
Both Hawkins and Oliver agree that the fans contribute to maintaining high energy levels at shows. “You get a superpower of sorts,” said Hawkins.
Oliver chimed in, “There’s been more crowd surfers than ever!”
Watch the full interview below.
Lovely Little Lonely has been out for just under 6 months, and in that time frame, The Maine has released 3 music videos for songs off the album - one for Bad Behavior, Taxi, and now How Do You Feel?
How Do You Feel? has become a fan favorite in the way that it expresses the importance of validating your feelings, making sure others validate your feelings, and acknowledging that emotions are a normal part of life.
The music video portrays all 5 members of The Maine in suave, matching white suits against a red backdrop a color scheme that has become a staple of Lovely Little Lonely, as they play the song in full. The interesting angles and camera motions give off a 1970's yet modern vibe.
Check it out for yourself here and tell me, how do you feel?
By David McNally
Papa Roach paid tribute to the late Chester Bennington at a recent concert in Vienna, Austria. The band covered Linkin Park's hit "In The End" after playing "Forever."
Front-man Joacboy Shaddix shared some thoughts and gave the crowd a message of hope: “We love you Chester Bennington. Rest in peace. To anybody in the house tonight, who’s walking through some darkness, please don’t be afraid to just put your hand out and go, ‘I need some help.’ It takes courage.”
The band is currently on a European Tour following the realese of their latest album, Crooked Teeth.
Watch Papa Roach remember Chester below.
By David McNally
September 19, 2017 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Only four days after the release The Stories We Tell Ourselves, Nothing More crashed into the Paradise Rock in Boston like a bolt of lightning.
Low UV-lighting with flashing strobes, the scene was set. One by one, Nothing More took to the stage and wasted no time getting right into “Christ Copyright.”
The band didn’t miss a beat and gave the eccentric audience one hell of a night to remember. From Dan Oliver’s bass solo to the band covering a Skillex’s “First of the Year” featuring Johnny Hawkins playing an instrument unlike any other I have ever seen, Nothing More left the crowd wanting more. But in traditional Nothing More fashion, the band finished the show with no encore but rather delivering every last ounce of energy they had left into a fiery version of “Salem.”
The Story So Far have excited fans with a fall tour and single. While the band has circulated around the music festival circuit recently, fans have been waiting for them to come back and dominate the stage with new music in venues all around the country again.
The new single, "Out of It," contains lyrics like "I can't believe you're still upset. Get over it, and leave me alone," and holds the traditionally angsty vibe of The Story So Far that we can all relate to.
You can listen to the song here.
The Fall Tour will start on 11/3 in Fresno, CA and wrap up on 12/3 in Bloomington, IL. Turnstile and Drug Church will join The Story So Far.
Buy your tickets here, and quickly as dates WILL sell out!
Are you seeing The Story So Far This Tour? Check out the full list of cities they're hitting below.
By David McNally
Nothing More has released their follow up album to the 2014 self-titled, Nothing More album.
Holy sh** guys, the wait is finally over. After months of hype and being teased by the release of FIVE singles, Nothing More has finally dropped their heavily anticipated album, The Stories We Tell Ourselves, the bands first since their self-titled 2014 album, Nothing More.
I’ll be honest; I love Nothing More as much as the next guy, but I was skeptical about this album. With five singles being released prior to the full record being released, I was spooked that my ears would be over saturated, but oh my god – this album kicks some serious ass. Staying true to the mantra of the lies we tell ourselves in order to escape the truths of reality.
Incorporating just about every musical element one can think of, The San Antonio rockers deliver a complete album. From headbanging hard-rock, soft acoustic vibes, a little electronic action, to some insane screaming vocals, Johnny Hawkins and fellow band mates really push the limits and showcases their talents.
The album starts in overdrive with the scene being set in just 17 seconds with the interlude “Ambition / Destruction” then diving head first into my personal favorite track on the album, “Do You Really Want It.”
From there on out, the album never loses any momentum. Give it a listen. You wont regret it! In fact, you’ll probably listen to it through its entirety immediately after.
Catch Nothing More on tour in a city near you! Click here for tickets.
Nothing More U.S. Tour Dates
Sep. 15 – Riot Fest 2017 – Chicago, IL
Sep. 16 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Sep. 19 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Sep. 21 – Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
Sep. 22 – The Underground – Charlotte, NC
Sep 23 – The International – Knoxville, TN
Sep. 24 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Sep. 26 – State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
Sep. 27 – Mavericks – Jacksonville, FL
Sep. 29 – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
Sep. 30 – Sonic Boom – Janesville, WI
Oct. 01 – Louder Than Life Festival – Louisville, KY
Oct. 02 – The Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
Oct. 04 – The Truman – Kansas City, MO
Oct. 19 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
Oct. 20 – Vinyl – Las Vegas, NV
Oct 21 – Aftershock – Sacramento, CA
Oct. 24 – Loudwire Music Awards – Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 25 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
Oct. 27 – The Summit – Denver, CO
Oct. 28 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 29. Mesa Theatre – Grand Junction, CO
Oct. 31 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Nov. 01 – Crocodile – Seattle, WA
Nov. 04 – The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
Nov. 05 – The Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
Nov. 06 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Nov. 08 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
Nov. 09 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Nov. 10 – The Aztec Theatre – San Antonia, TX
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for….Metal? Alternative? Rock?
The possibilities are endless, and while you may not know it, your ice cream preference speaks volumes about your music taste.
If you like vanilla ice cream, some may see you as boring, The truth is, you don’t conform to anything specific, and you like to have options spruce things up with toppings. The fact that you can appreciate many different forms of music from Top 40 to heavy metal proves that you’re well balanced and the variety of tunes you listen to is the cherry on top - literally.
If you drool over Mint Chocolate Chip, then pop rock is your jam. You love the refreshing taste of mint with the indulgent taste of chocolate and feel the flavors embrace on your tongue. You are able to dance to any beat and enjoy the feeling of letting go. The more alternative side of pop rock makes the rich flavor of the chocolate and the lightness of the mint come together in a way that produces the perfect song.
Rocky Road lovers unite over metal music. The additional pieces of nuts, marshmallows, and chocolate can be too much for some people, too intense. However, you love the added crunchiness, the sweet texture of the marshmallow, and how it doesn’t make any sense yet tastes so good.
The possibilities can go on and on; these are just some examples to entice you. Now think about your favorite ice cream, can you relate it to your favorite music?
By Francesco Albanese
What happens when two powerhouse musicians get together and interview each other? Electricity. Lars Ulrich and Dave Grohl got a chance to meet up at the Beats 1 studio and pow-wow for 45 beautiful minutes.
The interview is comprised of strings of anecdotes the two musicians recount together. First bands, big festivals, the hazy memories of drunken performances, the combined love of drumming, you know the every day things two legendary musicians talk about.
Surprisingly enough, the conversation is still incredibly down-to-earth and truly enjoyable for the every day music fan. Hearing these stories and watching them talk it out can only bring nothing but a smile to your face.
So pull up a chair, grab your nicest headphones, and kick back to a quality interview.
Check out the full interview here!
By Haley Biermann
These guys are gaining speed, and it doesn’t look like they’ll be slowing down anytime soon. Nashville, Tennessee alternative rock band Moon Taxi has signed to RCA records! What's more, the 5-piece group's newest single, “Two High,” has just about reached the 50 million mark on Spotify. Take a listen here.
The new song has found a place among the Top 10 at Triple A Radio. You’ve also probably heard “Two High” on Sirius XM's The Spectrum, Alt Nation, or Jam On. Frontman Trevor Terndrup told Relix Magazine that their newest hit is "a song about hope," something all music fans might benefit from tuning into.
Moon Taxi is no stranger to the stage, or successful albums for that matter. All four of their previous album releases are highly praised. Their last LP Daybreaker debuted #2 on the Billboard New Artist Chart in 2015. Even commercials and TV channels have jumped on the Moon Taxi band wagon. McDonald's, BMW, Nashville, MLB, NFL and HBO Sports all featured the band’s music within the past few years. They also put on killer live performances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, and Late Night with Seth Meyer, and hit up big name US festivals, including a 2016 main stage performance at Coachella.
The band will continue their "Put 'Em Up" tour on September 21 in Dallas, Texas, and remain on the road throughout the end of October. At the rate they’re going, we don’t doubt any new material will be out of this world.
Stay tuned for new album information. Want to see Moon Taxi for yourself? Check out tour dates below!
Moon Taxi Upcoming Tour Dates:
September 21 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
September 22 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
September 23 Austin, TX @ Emo's
September 27 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
September 28 San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
September 29 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
September 30 San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
October 5 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
October 6 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
October 7 Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
October 11 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
October 12 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst
October 13 Chicago, IL @ Concord
October 17 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
October 18 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 19 Boston, MA @ Royale
October 20 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
October 21 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
October 27 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
October 28 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
October 29 Live Oak, FL @ Hulaween
December 8 Denver, CO @ Odgen Theatre
December 30 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
December 31 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
March 2 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic @ One Big Holiday 2018
By Francesco Albanese
We're no strangers to loving this news, and no, we're not trolling you. Rick Astley paid tribute to his "new best friends" in the Foo Fighters with a short cover of the Foo's classic hit, "Everlong" at the We Are Manchester benefit concert.
Take a look for yourself right here!
The newfound friendship stems from a prank the Foo's played on the Westboro Baptist Church at a planned protest where the band rented a loaded flatbed truck, rolled passed the protesters, and began to troll the protesters playing Astley's classic "Never Gonna Give You Up."
Then as the stars and planets aligned, Astley got a chance to cross paths with the band in Japan at the Summer Sonic Festival and one lucky audience got a chance to hear music perfection; a mash-up of "Never Gonna Give You Up" and the chord progression of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
Give it a watch/listen here.
Hopefully, if the stars align once again, we'll be witnessing more of this beautiful friendship blossom further.