Big Success for Lil Wayne, Grab Your Chain Saw and Rock, Free Futurheads Show, Fresh Meat Plans Spoiled, Canada Blacklists Blacklisted, Lollapalooza and More
Jesse James Dupree, the chain-saw wielding lead singer from multi-platinum Jackyl, will release Rev It Up and Go-Go on Mighty Loud Records July 15th. The tunes on Rev It Up range from one extreme to the other. The first half of the cd features the intense hard rock you'd expect for the wildman, while the second half is s***-kicking country that sounds like a retro radio show. The Dixie Inc band features members of The Kentucky Headhunters, Doubledrive and Blackberry Smoke. wanna taste and more info
Attn: NYC Futureheads fans. The band is playing a Brooklyn Vegan Secret Show at Pianos tonight (Wed) So if you missed buying a ticket to the sold out show at the Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday, you have another chance to see them and it won't cost you a thing. more info
To all of you in Canada expecting to see Blacklisted live this week, sorry, but the band was denied entry into the country on Sunday. Details regarding the denial haven't been disclosed, but according to the group, "We are now banned forever from entering Canada." more
On Tuesday June 24 Los Angeles will be host to the first-ever American appearance of the multimedia London art rock group CIAM at KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. The following night (June 25), CIAM will be performing publicly for the first time at Tangier in Los Feliz. The group seeks to be more than a band, but rather, in the words of founding member Jeff Shapiro, an "art and music movement." CIAMySpace
Eye Alaska re-released their debut EP, Yellow & Elephant, on iTunes Tuesday. The release includes re-recorded tracks plus a bonus song titled, "Cheetah and The Tiger." The re-release coincides with the much anticipated nationwide release of Yellow & Elephant in retail stores July 22, 2008.
One of our old writer's once joked that all you needed to be a rapper was a drum machine and the ability to cuss to the beat. Looks like all you need now is a cell phone. Check it: Ludacris has teamed up with Disney- backed company VoodooVox create a "mobile recording studio" for WeMix users. The partnership allows members to use any phone as a microphone, and lay down original vocals, tracks, and beats and instantly broadcast original content recordings worldwide. Any user can call in from any phone and record their demo for all to hear.
Metal Blade's Fresh Meat Tour which was to feature Rose Funeral, Epicurean, The Destro and The Absence has been cancelled. more
Documents unsealed from the R. Kelly child pornography trial include claims from the prosecution's star witness that an employee of the R&B star threatened her. more
Beck and the Black Crowes will headline the annual San Diego Street Scene festival, scheduled for September 19-20. more info
Lollapalooza has revealed its daily schedule. The three-day festival runs August 1-3 at Chicago's Grant Park. Radiohead, The Raconteurs, Bloc Party CSS, The Kills, Cat Power, The Go! Team and Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will kick things off on Friday. - more