By Michael Connelly
TOMBS will kick off a near month long US tour in Chicago, Illinois. The Brooklyn-based traditional black metal sludge band have established themselves as an act that is constantly trying to evolve their sound and grow their fan base. Rocking their way since 2007 they have collected quite a few accolades since then. Decibel Magazine in 2011 awarded TOMBS album of the year for “Path of Totality.” Check below to see if they are playing near you!
2/28/2017 Reggies - Chicago, IL
3/02/2017 Streets Of London - Denver, CO
3/03/2017 The Loading Dock - Salt Lake City, UT
w/ Darkest Hour, Ringworm, Rivers Of Nihil:
3/04/2017 Jub Jubs - Reno, NV
3/05/2017 Analog Theater - Portland, OR
3/06/2017 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
3/08/2017 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
3/09/2017 Colonial Theater - Sacramento, CA
3/10/2017 The Regent - Los Angeles, CA
3/11/2017 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
3/12/2017 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
3/13/2017 Club XS - Tucson, AZ
3/14/2017 Blu Phoenix Venue - Albuquerque, NM
3/15/2017 Backstage Lubbock - Lubbock, TX
3/16/2017 Grizzly Hall - Austin, TX
3/17/2017 White Oak - Houston, TX
3/18/2017 The Korova - San Antonio, TX
3/19/2017 Gas Monkey Bar And Grill - Dallas, TX
3/21/2017 Northside Yacht Club - Cincinnati, OH
By Francesco Albanese
!!Since the summer of 2015, pop punk band Knuckle Puck has remained dormant in releasing new music, until now. The band has announced that they will be releasing a 7" EP with two new tracks titled "Calendar Days" and "Indecisive" along with new merch and other collectibles. The new EP will be released March 17th via Rise Records.
You can pre-order the EP on the band's website.
The band has also announced just recently that they will be touring the U.S. the spring alongside Mayday Parade and Milestones as Mayday Parade celebrates a decade since the release of their debut LP"A Lesson in Romantics" on their A Lesson in Romantic's 10th anniversary tour. Adding on to their busy 2017, the band will also be traveling to the U.K. for a short tour this summer. This tour is selling out fast so grab your tickets here !
If you wanna check out more of what the band has to offer, check them out on Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, and other digital music services!
Mar 23 House of Blues NEW ORLEANS, LA
Mar 24 White Oak Music Hall - Downstairs HOUSTON, TX
Mar 25 So What?! Music Festival GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
Mar 26 Alamo City Music Hall SAN ANTONIO, TX
Mar 28 Sunshine Theater ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Mar 29 Summit Music Hall DENVER, CO
Mar 30 The Complex SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Mar 31 Vinyl - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino LAS VEGAS, NV
Apr 01 The Marquee TEMPE, AZ
Apr 02 Rialto Theatre TUCSON, AZ
Apr 04 Soma SAN DIEGO, CA
Apr 05 The Regent Theater LOS ANGELES, CA
Apr 07 House of Blues ANAHEIM, CA
Apr 08 The Fillmore SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Apr 09 Ace of Spades SACRAMENTO, CA
Apr 11 Wonderland BallroomPORTLAND, OR
Apr 12 The ShowboxSEATTLE, WA Tickets
Apr 13 Vogue Theatre VANCOUVER, CANADA Tickets
Apr 15 MacEwan Hal lCALGARY, CANADA Tickets
Apr 16 Union Hall EDMONTON, CANADA Tickets
Apr 18 Garrick Centre WINNIPEG, CANADA Tickets
Apr 19 The Aquarium FARGO, ND Tickets
Apr 20 First Avenue MINNEAPOLIS, MN Tickets
Apr 21 The Rav MILWAUKEE, WI Tickets
Apr 22 House of Blues Chicago (Sold Out)CHICAGO, IL
Apr 23 Granada Theater LAWRENCE, KS Tickets
Apr 25 Deluxe at Old National CentreINDIANAPOLIS, IN Tickets
Apr 26 Bogart's CINCINNATI, OH T
Apr 27 Newport Music Hall COLUMBUS, OH
Apr 28 Stage AE PITTSBURGH, PA
Apr 29 Spring Fling CLEVELAND, OH
Apr 30 The Crofoot Ballroom (Sold Out) PONTIAC, MI
May 02 Town Ballroom BUFFALO, NY
May 03 Phoenix Concert Theatre TORONTO, CANADA (Sold Out)
May 04 Corona Theatre MONTRÉAL, CANADA
May 05 House Of Blues BOSTON, MA
May 06 College Street Music Hall NEW HAVEN, CT
May 07 Upstate Concert Hall CLIFTON PARK, NY
May 09 Webster Hall NEW YORK, NY (Sold Out)
May 11 Paramount HUNTINGTON, NY
May 12 Starland Ballroom SOUTH RIVER, NJ (Sold Out)
May 13 The Fillmore Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA, PA (Sold Out)
May 14 The Fillmore Silver Springs SILVER SPRING, MD
May 15 The NorVa NORFOLK, VA
May 17 Lincoln Theatre RALEIGH, NC
May 18 Mercury Ballroom LOUISVILLE, KY
May 19 Cannery Ballroom NASHVILLE, TN
May 20 Masquerade ATLANTA, GA (Sold Out)
May 21 Iron City Birmingham BIRMINGHAM, AL
May 23 Music Farm CHARLESTON, SC
May 24 Maverick's JACKSONVILLE, FL
May 25 Revolution Live FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
May 26 House Of BluesLAKE BUENA VISTA, FL
UNITED KINGDOM TOUR
Jun 07 Old Blue Last London, U.K.
Jun 09 Fighting Cocks Kingston, U.K.
Jun 10 Download Festival Donnington, U.K.
Jun 11 Deaf Institute Manchester, U.K.
Jun 12 Audio Glasgow, U.K.
Jun 13 Exchange Bristol, U.K.
By Francesco Albanese
Thievery Corporation’s track, "Letter To The Editor" from their newest record "The Temple of I & I" manifested itself into music video form and premiered earlier this week February 20th via Afropunk, featuring Racquel Jones and directed by Richard Elgood.
Watch the video above!
The overall vibe an Jamaican aesthetic shine through just perfectly in this video as it shows off the musical styles of Kingston's Racquel Jones and the genuine look into the rich and rhythmic culture that encapsulates the vibrant nation , one of main points of the record as a whole.
Eric Hilton of the group reminisces about Jones as a "shy, sweet Kingston girl. Then she dropped lyrical fire that burnt down the whole studio. This little video was shot indy-style on location in Kingston to give a small taste of the new Thievery Corporation LP, The Temple of I & I."
This small taste only succeeds in making listeners and fans craving more and more from the group and making us only all the more anxious in seeing what Thievery Corporation has in store next!
For all European fans, don't forget that the group will be on tour which kicked off earlier this week. Let us know what you thought of the video below and on social media!
European Tour Dates
Feb 20 Kaserne Basel - Basel, Switzerland
Feb 22 L'Alhambra, Paris, France
Feb 24 Astra - Berlin, Germany
Feb 25 Roxy - Prague, Czech Republic
Feb 26 Konzerthaus - Vienna, Austria
Feb 28 Batschkapp - Frankfurt, Germany
Mar 01 Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar 02 Den Atelier - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Mar 04 Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, Belgium
Mar 05 The Roundhouse - London, United Kingdom
By Francesco Albanese
Photo credit: Jake Gravbot
Seattle rockers The Classic Crime have finally announced their new album titled “How To Be Human,” that will be releasing April 28 via BC Music. Five years since the critically acclaimed LP “Phoenix” the band is back to doing what they do best. The album actually began as a Kickstarter that saw over 2,500 backers raising just under $100,000, tripling their initial goal of $30,000.
On the record, listeners will find 12 tracks of the indie variety. Assisting on the album will be industry veteran, producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette. The band promises that this album will be their most mature record out of their extensive repertoire.
Frontman Matt MacDonald explains his feelings on the new album saying, "Control and comfort will always reel us back in some. . .But I like to cast out as far as I can to see if we can catch something good."
With that explanation, we’re sure this album will give fans everything they didn’t know they wanted, and we here at Headrush TV are very excited. Album pre-orders start March 20th via PledgeMusic !
Don’t forget that the band has also announced their April/May U.S. tour! Be sure to check out below for dates! For more information as well as music, check out the band’s website, Spotify, and Pandora!
THE CLASSIC CRIME
w/ Matt & Toby and CIVILIAN
April 27 - Seattle, WA - Neumos*
May 04 - Nashville, TN - The End
May 05 - Cincinnati, OH - Mad Frog
May 06 - Columbus, OH - Steadfast Festival
May 07 - New York, NY - Blackthorn 51
May 09 - Hartford, CT - The Space
May 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Voltage Lounge
May 11 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
May 13 - Orlando, FL - The Abbey
May 14 - Miami, FL - Churchills
May 15 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar
May 17 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl @ Centerstage
By Francesco Albanese
Just today, more news from the Highly Suspect camp as they announce the release of their new video for the Grammy-nominated song “My Name is Human” premiering via Vanity Fair.
Watch the video above!
Directed by Marc Klasfeld, best known for his work with the likes of Jay-Z, Fun., Katy Perry, and The Red-Hot Chili Peppers, the video stars a familiar face, actress Chloe Bridges of Pretty Little Liars, as well as The Carrie Diaries, The Final Girls, alongside frontman Johnny Stephens.
On the subject of the video, Stephens spoke with Vanity Fair saying,
“A lot of people think the song is about being a human. . .I believe some of us aren’t human at all. Or at least not completely, but that is still our name. At some point in the last couple hundred years something changed. The androids, the aliens. . . They aren’t coming. We are here. A molecule can enter our atmosphere and change the entire worlds genetic makeup without anyone taking notice. You think little green men are the aliens? My ‘name’ is human. And Chloe Bridges rules.”
What did you think of the new video? Let us know in the comments and all over social media! Don’t forget the band is touring nationwide, but get your tickets fast because they’re selling out fast!
Upcoming Tour Dates:
♦ tickets on sale now ♦
3/26 - Tucson, AZ - KFMA Day Festival
3/31 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue - SOLD OUT
4/1 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown- SOLD OUT
4/4 - Des Moines, IA - Wooley’s - SOLD OUT
4/6 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater- SOLD OUT
4/7 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater - SOLD OUT
4/8 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep - SOLD OUT
4/11 - Kansas City, MO - RecordBar
4/13 - Fayetteville, AR - George’s
4/14 - Dallas, TX - South Side Music Hall
4/18 - Huntsville, AL - Sammy T’s Music Hall
4/20 - Lexington, KY - Manchester Music Hall
4/21 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
4/22 - Cumberland, TN - Cumberland Cavern - SOLD OUT
4/25 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen
4/26 - Destin, FL - Club LA
4/29 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome to Rockville
4/30 - Fort Myers, FL - Fort Rock
5/4 - Washington, DC - 9:30
5/5 - Charlotte, NC - Carolina Rebellion
5/9 - New Orleans, LA - Republic NOLA
5/10 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
5/12 – Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
5/18 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
5/24 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
5/25 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
5/28 - Napa, CA - Bottlerock
6/1 - San Diego, CA - Music Box
6/2 - Pomona, CA - Glass House
6/3 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre
By Michael Connelly
“This new music reflects the most honest, and bold, insight into who I really am and where my heart wants to be.” - GOLDIE
Goldie recently announced that he will be releasing a new double album come around June 16, 2017! The double album has been titled The Journey Man. The album itself will have 16 tracks all written and produced by none other than Goldie himself. Many artists will be featured throughout the sonic experience. This album will be brought to us by Cooking Vinyl and Goldie’s own record label, Metalheadz. "I Adore You," has already been released and can be heard here
Goldie’s debut album Timeless was released almost 22 years ago. Goldie’s music pioneered electronic dance music. The flagship track “Inner City Life” was featured on this album and the vocals were performed by the late Diane Charlemagne. In 2011 The Guardian reported Timeless as one of the “50 key events in the history of dance music".
“I always felt that Timeless was a wonderful blueprint…the challenge, for me was creating something worthy of that.”- Goldie
Goldie also co-wrote with David Bowie on the track “Truth” Goldie’s sophomore album Saturnz Return. Goldie will also be performing at Ronnie Scott’s in London. These shows are already sold out but, are set for February 24th and 25th. Below is the track list for The Journey Man.
5. The Mirrored River
6. I Adore You - Goldie vs. Ulterior Motive
7. I Think Of You
8. Truth ft José James
10. Tu Viens Avec Moi?
11. The Ballad Celeste
12. This Is Not A Love Song
13. The River Mirrored
15. Tomorrow’s Not Today
16. Run Run Run
By Francesco Albanese
There’s no lying here, the San Diego singer/songwriter Cody Lovaas releases the video for the “insanely catchy” single for “Lie” earlier this month on February 9th. The video premiered on the indie music website Pancakes and Whiskey who praised the single stating, “With its insanely catchy beat and lyrics that flow like the Pacific Ocean, ‘Lie’ washes over us and in turn, just makes us feel good … The soulfulness that oozes from Cody in this track is impressive and will go a long ways in the bright future that he has” and we here at Headrush TV couldn’t agree more.
Lovaas has come far since being discovered by legendary artist, Jason Mraz, just at the young age of 14 years old. Since then Lovaas has been busy working on his soulful music and building a strong following with the help of Pancakes and Whiskey as well as supporting powerful acts like Ziggy Marley, Switchfoot, Donavon Frankenreiter and his founder Jason Mraz. Additionally, Lovaas built his fresh portfolio by securing the Best New Artist award at the 2014 San Diego Music Awards, and was nominated for Best Singer-Songwriter that same year.
Lovaas has also announced a list of California-based shows he will be performing soon. Check out the dates below!
At the pace Lovaas is working at now, he’s sure to have an extensive and successful future. Don’t Forget to check out his music on his website, Spotify, and YouTube page!
March 13- Rolling Hills Preparatory School (San Pedro, CA)
March 14- Poway High School (San Diego, CA)
March 15- Muirlands Middle School (La Jolla, CA)
March 20- Caroldale Learning Community (Carson, CA)
March 21- Ventura Pacific High School (Ventura, CA)
March 22- Balboa Middle School (Ventura, CA)
March 23- Abraham Lincoln High School (San Francisco, CA)
By: Michael Connelly
The SXSW 2017 artist line-up was recently released. For those of you who have not heard of SXSW we have you covered! South by Southwest is an arts and film festival. The festival has slowly grown and blown up into something way more than just a simple film festival. SXSW has become instrumental (no pun intended), in terms of promoting many young budding artists but, has also garnered the attention of some top tier performers looking for exposure.The Strokes, Kanye West, Sia, and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys are all veterans of the event. The Festival will take place in March 10-19, 2017 in Austin, TX
With that said SXSW is about the performers who have not hit the mainstream. This is a way for them to break into the industry by preforming to their highest ability for a chance at being played on the radio waves. Some performers to look for are Anna Wise, Knox Hamiltion, GGOOLLDD, and Sundara Karma. Anna wise has collaborated with Kendrick Lamar several times earning herself a Grammy for “These Walls.” Wise recently released “Coconuts” which brings the listener to an ephemeral sound that sounds like jazz but, feels like alternative. Knox Hamilton is a band reminiscent of bands like T.V On The Radio and Coin. What sets Knox Hamiltion apart from other indie-arena rock bands it their fuller sound. Their instrumental sound is more refined than most in their genre.
GGOOLLDD bridges the alternative with EDM with a hint pop. With that said their sound is ineffable and unlike anything any other artist is doing. There is something about their tunes that just makes you tap your feet and want to dance like indie kids do. I highly suggest you listen to GGOOLLDD’s “Under Covers” as a teaser for your ears. Sundara Karma is an alternative rock group mixed with heavy rifts and loud music that you just want to set the volume to max to drown out the world around you. Sunadara Karma has a loud presence that cannot be ignored. They are currently on tour with Two-Door Cinema Club.
There are so many artists at this event as it is nine days. To learn more about the artists mentioned above and not mentioned click here. If you would like to help out with the event many of the artists have their fans market for them during the event. SXSW is all about the future big dogs in music. Be sure to keep it tuned here for more SXSW updates!
By Francesco Albanese
The electronic duo from DC, Thievery Corporation, released their new LP titled “The Temple of I & I” last Friday, February 10th. The duo got fans hyped by releasing the LP on streaming services two days before the record went out for sale.
With this new record the band opted for a sound reminiscent of Jamaican-style music which was praised by Consequence of Sound who said the band, "reflect on the destruction and decay brought on by greed, employing a nice balance of magnetic confidence and smooth thoughtfulness."
Eric Hilton of the duo recounts the meaning of the album title stating, “The Temple of I & I is a place of worship that exists only in our imagination; a place where all people are chosen people and the unity of living things is possible. So much of the world is divided into tribes and belief systems that have imprisoned people's consciousness and allowed a few to control the many. Culture can be a blessing and a curse. Humanity transcends tribe and culture. This has been a constant theme in Thievery Corporation's message since day one"
Check out the Thievery Corporation’s website to purchase physical copies of the new album and be sure to check duo’s Spotify, SoundCloud, and YouTube pages to check out their music!
By Francesco Albanese
Photo credit: Jaret Ferratusco
Chicago-native indie group The Bigger Empty picked up a deal with La Escalera records and will be releasing a set of 4 EP’s, “Lakes and Oceans” starting with “Lakes and Oceans Vol. 1: Michigan.” The first volume is set to release February 24th with the following three released throughout the rest of the year.
Frontman Mike Felumlee recounts his explanation of the EP’s “The overall theme of this project is about relationships, mostly romantic relationships but not entirely. I’ve found that the ups and downs through our various relationships in our lives resemble the movements of great bodies of water. Sometimes they’re peaceful and calm and everything is great and beautiful. Other times they can be turbulent, terrifying and even dangerous.”
Pre-Order Bundles are now available through La Escalera’s website!
We here at HRTV are excited to see what else is store for the band, so stay tuned here for updates! Don’t forget to check out the band on Spotify and YouTube!
Lakes & Oceans Vol 1 : Michigan
1. By Its Own (So What)
2. All Mixed Up
3. Sleepy Head
4. Take My Heart With You