|Premier Set for Otis Redding Film|
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Zelma Redding (Otis' widow), Wayne Jackson of the Mar-Keys, Grammy® Award-winning Stax historian Rob Bowman and the documentary's directors David Peck and Phil Galloway.
Tickets for the premiere cost $10 for the general public, $8 students and seniors, $7 American Cinematheque members and are available through the festival website http://www.ModsAndRockers.com or at the theater box office in advance or at door.- more on this story
|Opeth to release The Roundhouse Tapes in Nov|
Since their formation in 1990 in Sweden, Opeth has risen to the forefront of the metal world over the years; bringing many aspects of progressive rock/metal to a whole new audience by combining soft acoustic ambience with complex, melodic & heavy guitar often familiar to forms of death/black metal, perfectly concocted into a completely peerless sound. A constant factor of their success is that the band have never been afraid to experiment with their song-writing ever since their debut album, 'Orchid', in 1994, all the while taking us through some truly magical & hypnotic soundscapes over the years.- more on this story
|Silverstein McNugget Peta2 Tour|
Silverstein's tour comes on the heels of the release of their latest album, Arrivals and Departures, which debuted at number 25 on the U.S. Billboard 200 in July. At each stop along the tour, peta2 will have a booth where concertgoers can pick up literature and stickers as well as sign the "I Am Not a Nugget" petition. The petition calls on the government to include chickens in the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, which would require that the animals be stunned before their throats are cut—as opposed to current methods, which include hanging chickens in shackles and slitting their throats while they are still conscious.- dates
|Adult Swim Tours|
On October 1, a 12-campus hip-hop tour begins with a concert at the State University of New York campus in Albany, featuring Ghostface Killah and Witchdoctor. On October 29, a 12-campus heavy metal tour lets loose with headliner And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead. Opening for Trail of Dead is none other than Dethklok, the heavy metal band from Adult Swim's Metalocalypse television series.
Dethklok and its band members are the stars of the popular Adult Swim animated series, Metalocalypse, the brainchild of creators Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha. For the Adult Swim tour, Small, who is the lead vocalist, brings the animated characters to life with a real live band. Dethklok's first album, "Metalocalypse: Dethklok The Dethalbum," will be released on Williams Street September 25.
"In effect of this and some unanticipated, economical circumstances, we have been forced to cancel our upcoming European tour with Dimmu Borgir and Amon Amarth. We are very sorry for that but have seen no other solution, as it would be too difficult to find a new singer in only ten days. The gigs we have after the tour will not be affected by this, and we promise you all to come back soon and make it up to you.
"Jacob and Pepe have always been a part of what is called HateSphere, so no question that this is also weird for the rest of the band. As you probably know, Pepe has always been writing practically all the music, so as far as that matter goes, it shouldn't mean that much. Also, the song writing for the next album is about to start and we are looking forward to work together as a new and revitalized group. - more on this story
|Ill Bill Delayed|
Originally scheduled for release on September 11th via Bill's own Uncle Howie Records in cooperation with Perfect Game Recording Co./Warner Music Group, The Hour of Reprisal did not hit the stores as scheduled due to WMG's decision to discontinue the Perfect Game label. However, ILL BILL and former Perfect Game general manager Howie Abrams have joined forces to find an appropriate home for the album. - more on this story
|Idiot Pilot Digital|
Wolves represents many firsts for the duo. As opposed to their locally produced debut, Strange We Should Meet Here -- which was recorded on pirated software in Anderson's bedroom when the two were still in their teens, and later re-released on Reprise in 2005 -- Wolves looks to outside sources for production and collaboration (Ross Robinson, and Mark Hoppus).
In addition, Wolves - with its soaring symphonic opener "Last Chance" and anthemic rockers "In Record Shape" and "Red Museum" - marks the first time both Harris and Anderson were completely collaborative musically, still playing a majority of the instruments between just the two of them. Live drums were featured courtesy of Blink-182/Transplants/+44 drummer Travis Barker on "Elephant" and the Dillinger Escape Plan's Chris Pennie on the remaining tracks. - more on this story
|Fell Far Behind Set Release|
Produced by Chad Blinman (Saves The Day, The Get Up Kids, Face to Face, From Autumn to Ashes), 'Reaching The Red Line' is 8 tracks of clean melodic vocals, catchy hooks and fast, technical harmony guitar lines. Fell Far Behind's songwriting ability and diversity shine with some slower, more indie-influenced moments including an acoustic effort to complete the CD. - more on this story
Five years after it began restoring the band's extensive catalogue, Rhino Records salutes one of America's best-selling and longest-running bands with a newly compiled, two-CD set that encompasses the group's entire recording history.
The Best Of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition will be available for a limited time from Rhino Records at all regular retail outlets October 2nd. - tracklisting
Rhino sends you back to rock rock, rock 'n' roll high school with a double-DVD that captures the essence of the Ramones' legendary racket with more than four hours of rare and unreleased performances. It's Alive 1974-1996 will be available October 2 at regular retailers and online at www.rhino.com- tracklisting
|BLESTeNATION Free Mixtape|
For the track "The Way It Is" they recruited Travis Barker of Blink 182 and +44 fame. Here is part of the PR blurb about them: Some say three's a crowd, but this trio knows there's enough room for everyone. A shared talent for spitting lyrics gave MCs Various and Werdplay a reason to conspire. "I walked up to Various at a house party, started talking, and a week later, we had this whole s*** set up," says the emotive lyricist Werdplay. The duo met Fafu and added him to the lineup as their resident DJ and beatmaker. With a sonic mixture of gritty appeal and comic relief on rock-rapinspired beats, BLESTeNATION was born.
"It's the combination of what we do together
and our outlook on life," says Fafu of the group's best qualities. From
touring with Scarface and Erik Sermon to rocking the warped tour; from
collaborating with Method Man and Kardinal Offishall to working with Page
Hamilton (Helmet),Travis Barker and many others, Bleste puts in more work
than a crack ho before Christmas.
- Grab the entire Mixtape as a free download right here
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