By Francesco Albanese
The Blink-182 resurgence cannot and will not stop. With two new singles out for your listening pleasure, "Parking Lot" and "Misery," and the announcement of the deluxe edition for their 2016 LP "California," bassist Mark Hoppus revealed this in an interview with Apple Music,
"We'll take a little bit of time off, and then at the end of this year we'll go back in the studio and start writing the next album...We have such a positive energy going on right now... a creative flow. Everybody has a bunch of ideas and we want to capture that. We'll get in the studio as soon as possible."
Hold on to your beanies people because we're getting new music from Blink-182 much quicker than anyone anticipated.
Check out "Parking Lot" here and "Misery" here, and be on the lookout for their release of the deluxe edition of "California" dropping May 19th! Pre-orders are available on their website!
Additional Deluxe Edition Tracks:
1. Parking Lot
3. Good Old Days
4. Don't Mean Anything
5. Hey I'm Sorry
6. Last Train Home
9. Long Lost Feeling
10. Bottom of the Ocean
11. Can't Get You More Pregnant
12. Bored to Death (Acoustic)
By Mike Connelly
Green Day will be partnering with Abramorama to distribute ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk.’ The punk rockers will be serving as executive producers on the film and also be providing interviews on the East Bay Punk Scene. No dates have been said currently. The Movie will be in North American theaters and will coincide with Green Day’s “Revolution Radio” tour.
“We’re proud to bring the history of this movement to the world and hope the film inspires people to create their own music and to build an artistic community.”- Billie Joe Armstrong
The movie will be narrated by Iggy Pop and feature many different artists. Members from Rancid, Metallica, The Offspring, Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion and Guns N’ Roses will all be present in the film. These bands started the fire in East Bay and brought punk rock to the masses.
By Francesco Albanese
The 4th annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure concert created by legendary guitarist Sammy Hagar and Metallica frontman, James Hetfield, will be lead this year by none other than Foo Fighters frontman and musical-every-man, Dave Grohl. After announcing that Hetfield would have to bow out of this year's performance due to Metallica's summer WorldWired tour, the announcement came as a welcome to music fans.
While bittersweet, Hagar will be joined by Grohl, as well as former Eagles guitarist Don Felder, Mick Fleetwood, Grateful Dead icon Bob Weir, Steve Vai, Vic Johnson, Sarah McLachlan and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo.
"The benefit concert raises funds and awareness for the pediatric cancer research with all proceeds donated to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital," according to the members of Metallica.
Tickets for the event go on sale March 31st at 10 a.m. Pacific time at Live Nation. Check the event's website for more info!
By Michael Connelly
All That Remains is set to release on ‘Madness,’ on April 28th. The band released their debut song and lyric video “Halo.” This will be the band’s eighth album and recorded at West Valley Studios in Woodland Hills, California. The Massachusetts based band will be working with Howard Benson on the album who has worked with bands such as Motorhead, Papa Roach, and Three Days Grace.
The band will also embark on a US tour at the end of April in support of the album. The tour will kick off in Jacksonville, Florida right after the album drops and will conclude may 25th at Patchogue, New York. Phil Labonte, Vocalist, told Revolver Magazine about the writing process saying: "We wanted to mix it up a little bit and write from a vocal perspective this time. So I went to L.A. and came up with vocal ideas and melodies and then sent those chord progressions back to Oli and he wrote riffs in response to that. [Doing it this way] turned the record into a vocal album as opposed to a guitar album. And that affected some things. Like, there might be less intricacy in the riffs because they were written in response to my voice."
Below are the tour dates and track list for Madness.
01. Safe House (Released)
02. Madness (Released)
03. Nothing I Can Do
04. If I'm Honest
07. River City
08. Open Grave
09. Far From Home
10. Trust And Believe
11. Back To You
12. Never Sorry
13. The Thunder Rolls
Apr. 29 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome To Rockville
Apr. 30 - Ft. Myers, FL - Fort Rock
May 03 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club
May 06 - Concord, NC - Carolina Rebellion
May 07 - Silver Spring, MD - Fillmore (with KORN)
May 08 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
May 09 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
May 11 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave (with THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, FOZZY, KYNG, SONS OF TEXAS)
May 12 - Ringle, WI - Q & Z Expo Center (with THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA)
May 14 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater (with KORN)
May 16 - Hidalgo, TX - Pharr Events Center (with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH)
May 17 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater (with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH)
May 19 - Baton Rouge, LA - The Varsity Theatre
May 20 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen
May 21 - Knoxville, TN - The Concourse At The International
May 23 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
May 24 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
May 25 - Patchogue, NY - The Emporium
By Francesco Albanese
Emo/pop-punk classics Taking Back Sunday are hitting the road this summer in promotion of their latest LP release, "Tidal Wave." Along for the ride will be special guests Every Time I Die, with Modern Chemistry for the first half, and All Get Out on the final half.
Frontman Adam Lazzara sat down with Radio.com last November telling them,"We can go one way and that way would be the easy way and just write what people expect from us or we can write something that's very true to the people that we are right now… not only in our lives but the music we're listening to. And that's the road we took and thankfully it's been going really well cause the whole thing could have blown up in our face."
Don't forget the band just released a music video last month for the track "Call Come Running" which was featured on their last record. You can watch the video here. Check out the band's website for info on how to get your ticket!
Taking Back Sunday with, Every Time I Die and Modern Chemistry
# Every Time I Die not on this date
7/14 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
7/16 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
7/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/20 – House of Blues @ Orlando, FL #
7/21 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
7/22 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks #
7/24 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
7/25 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
7/26 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
7/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Pool
7/28 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
7/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
7/31 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club
8/1 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Taking Back Sunday, Every Time I Die, All Get Out
8/3 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
8/4 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
8/6 – House Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert
8/7 – Lake City, UT @ The Complex Salt
8/8 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
8/9 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
8/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
8/12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
8/13 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
8/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
8/15 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
8/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
8/18 – Utica, NY @ Saranac Brewery
8/19 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room Summer Stage
8/9 – Santa Ana, CA @ When We Were Young
5/5 – Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival
5/7 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
5/20 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
5/27 – San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest
7/13 – Patchogue, NY @ Great South Bay Music Festival
By Francesco Albanese
Incubus is giving us a taste of their new record, and it tastes good. Earlier this week the band released their single "Glitterbomb" on streaming services as well as their second single "Nimble Bastard." These two tracks are the featured singles that listeners will find on the band's eighth studio album "8" which is set to release April 21st.
These new tracks seem to find the band in a darker and heavier place than they have before, themes that we will most likely find on the rest of the album. While heavier, the band handles the sound well and makes the upcoming album very promising.
Lead singer Brandon Boyd tells Radio.com, "What we're doing as artists is acting as a mirror to culture here and there and hopefully offering little glimmers of hope through the joy in music we all have."
Be sure to check out the new tracks on Spotify and to pre-order the album on the band's website!
By Francesco Albanese
They promised and they delivered. Seether announced earlier that they would be giving fans a 'heavier' sound on their next record "Poison the Parish" and with the release of their new single "Stoke the Fire" on March 22nd, it appears that the band is planning on making good on their word.
Lead singer Shaun Morgan sat down with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez on the album informing Gonzalez, “I think [this album] is probably something heavier than we’ve done in a while,” Morgan told . “There’s more of a return to the sound we had on the first few albums and I know that people wanted that.”
The new record was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tenn., and will release on May 12. Fittingly so, this record will be the first release on Morgan’s new label imprint, Canine Riot Records.
The band is also planning a long late spring to late summer tour this year commencing on April 29th to August 20th with assistance from Clint Lowery of Sevendust, Letters From the Fire, Through Fire, Kaleido, and Big Story. Additional tour dates and info can be found on Seether's website.
Pre-orders on iTunes are now available and tickets can be purchased now on their website!
After six years of being inactive Gorillaz have announced a new album titled Humanz. Over the past few months they have been teasing fans with singles. The first single to release was "Hallelujah Money," in January. Humanz is set to release this April 28th and if you are excited for the upcoming album release their are a few songs you may want to check out!
The band has relased "Saturn Barz," "Andromeda," "We Got The Power," and "Ascension." The normal version of Humanz will feature 14 tracks while the deluxe will boast 5 bonus cuts. The new singles have a blurry dark club vibe. It meshes sounds that create new sensations for the ear.
The album was written before Donald Trump was elected president and has now taken on a new meaning for many listeners adding a political charge to many of the tracks. Albarn, the creator of the Gorillaz, says ,"I suppose we were imagining the idea of Donald Trump. It’s not about Donald Trump at all. But it was imagining that in a way. That was our dark fantasy, and unfortunately that became our reality.”
Check the set list below and be sure to listen to their new singles!
01. Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)
02. Strobelite (feat. Peven Everett)
03. Saturnz Barz (feat. Popcaan)
04. Momentz (feat. De La Soul)
05. Submission (feat. Danny Brown & Kelela)
06. Charger (feat. Grace Jones)
07. Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.)
08. Busted and Blue
09. Carnival (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
10. Let Me Out (feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T)
11. Sex Murder Party (feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz)
12. She’s My Collar (feat. Kali Uchis)
13. Hallelujah Money (feat. Benjamin Clementine)
14. We Got The Power (feat. Noel Gallagher and Jehnny Beth)
Deluxe edition bonus tracks:
15. The Apprentice (feat. Rag’n’bone Man, Zebra Katz & Ray BLK)
16. Halfway To The Halfway House (feat. Peven Everett)
17. Out Of Body (feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Voshana
18. Ticker Tape (feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis)
19. Circle Of Friendz (feat. Brandon Markell Holmes)
By Francesco Albanese
Photo credit: Ryan Watanabe
The Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys, has finally announced the line up of killer bands that will be performing on the tour. Now in it's 23rd consecutive year, the historic summer tour will commence June 16 in Seattle, WA and end on August 6 in Pomona, CA.
Some of the killer bands you could see this summer are Attila, Bowling For Soup, I Prevail, Neck Deep, Anti-Flag, Goldfinger, BLESSTHEFALL, and so many more!
Tickets are now on sale at the Warped Tour website where you could be one of the first 500 ticket buyers, and grab them at the lowest price available and obtain a digital download of the Official Vans Warped Tour 50-song compilation.
Check down below for dates and grab your tickets on the official website! Don't miss your chance for another awesome year of good tunes and good times. We'll be sure to see you there!
6.16 SEATTLE, WA
6.17 SALEM, OR
6.21 ALBUQUERQUE, NM
6.22 PHOENIX, AZ
6.23 LAS VEGAS, NV
6.24 SALT LAKE CITY, UT
6.25 DENVER, CO
6.27 NASHVILLE, TN
6.28 NEW ORLEANS, LA
6.29 ATLANTA, GA
6.30 ORLANDO, FL
7.01 ST. PETERSBURG, FL
7.02 WEST PALM BEACH, FL
7.04 WILMINGTON, NC
7.06 CHARLOTTE, NC
7.07 CAMDEN, NJ
7.08 WANTAGH, NY
7.09 HARTFORD, CT
7.10 SCRANTON, PA
7.11 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
7.12 MANSFIELD, MA
7.13 DARIEN CENTER, NY
7.14 BURGETTSTOWN, PA
7.15 HOLMDEL, NJ
7.16 COLUMBIA, MD
7.18 CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH
7.19 CINCINNATI, OH
7.20 NOBLESVILLE, IN
7.21 AUBURN HILLS, MI
7.22 TINLEY PARK, IL
7.23 SHAKOPEE, MN
7.24 MILWAUKEE, WI
7.26 MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO
7.27 BONNER SPRINGS, KS
7.28 DALLAS, TX
7.29 SAN ANTONIO, TX
7.30 HOUSTON, TX
8.01 LAS CRUCES, NM
8.04 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
8.05 SAN DIEGO, CA
8.06 POMONA, CA
lollapaloza line-up for 2017, check out the killers cage the elephant chance the rapper and many more!!!
By Michael Connelly
If you have not gotten your tickets for Lollapalooza you should! This is a 3-day event no one would want to miss! From rock to rap and everything in between is sandwiched between August 3rd and 6th. This will be the festival’s 25th anniversary and are clearly getting acts to make it a memorable one. With 8 stages and 170+ bands no one could be bored at Chicago’s best Festival!
Thursday kicks off the festival with acts like Muse and Cage The Elephant. Muse’s most recent release was Drones which brought us “Psycho,” and who could forget their classic hit “Uprising.” Cage The Elephant’s last release was Tell Me I’m Pretty. Another band with so many hits that it is hard to narrow which ones to bring up. “Cigarette Daydreams” from Melophobia remains one of my favorites. A simple song that showcases the band’s raw talent for music and providing a more melancholic feel.
On Friday, The Killers and Blink-182 are set to take the stage. These are two very iconic rock bands of our time. Blink-182’s most recent release was California and will be releasing a deluxe edition later this year. My favorite song off their last album was “San Diego,” which talks about the band’s struggles throughout the years and what they have endured. The Killers are class act that demands attention with their crisp and clear sound. Brandon Flowers vocals on all their album are simply amazing and show how well has mastered his craft. The Killer’s songs always have no pun intended killer solos to look forward to!
Saturday will feature Chance the Rapper and ALT-J. The “Broccoli” or better known as “No Problem” man chance will indeed be performing. Hot off the heels of his last album Coloring Book and Grammy awards. Simply put if you have not heard of chance you have been living under a rock as he has been a huge supporter of public school education while laying down bars. You can also listen to Acid Rap free. ALT-J will also be playing this day too. The English Band from Leeds is best known for “Breezeblocks.” ALT-J’s unique sound is what drives fans crazy and crave more! They will also be playing in Boston in July!