1990s alt-rockers L7 have revealed that they planning to release their first album in almost 20 years. "We've had such a blast hanging out, writing, and recording with each other again that we decided to keep the ball rolling," they said on their PledgeMusic page. "More song ideas have been flowing out of us every time we get together and play, so we've decided to make a full length album which we will record this year." Read more here
Dance Gavin Dance have announced that they will be releasing their self produced forthcoming studio album, which will be entitled "Artificial Selection" on June 8th. Check out the first single from the effort "Midnight Crusade" here
One of the three "claw" stages built for U2's 360 Tour has been purchased by the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Salt Lake City. Founder and CEO, Brent Anderson reflected on first seeing it during a concert in Barcelona in 2009, "I didn't even want to walk into the stadium. I was kind of holding up the line because I just wanted to look at it and take it in. I didn't really view it as just simply a functional piece of architecture. For me, it was a dynamic sculpture. It was a work of art." Find out his plans for it here
Between The Buried And Me performed a portion of the 2000 Cave In track "Big Riff" during their April 3rd concert in Boston in tribute to Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Old Man Gloom, Zozobra), who passed away the previous week. Watch it here
Killing Joke have announced that they are celebrating their 40th anniversary by embarking on a world tour in September and a new box set. The Laugh At Your Peril tour will kick off in the US before heading through Mexico, Brazil, Chile Argentina and Peru. It will arrive in Europe in October, before climaxing with UK dates in November (full dates below). Tickets go on sale at 10am on April 13. Read about the tour and box set planshere
Suicidal Tendencies have announced a handful of July tour dates in Canada featuring Havok and Sick Of It All on select dates. See the itinerary here
In a newly revealed deleted scenes video from Sammy Hagar's Rock & Roll Road Trip, the former Van Halen frontman asks Bob Weir to share one of his all-time favorite memories from performing at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Watch it here
From the opening weekend featuring the alternative R&B of The Weeknd, the classic rock icon Neil Young, pop wonder boy Shawn Mendes, and veteran rocker Jethro Tull, to electro nights with The Chainsmokers, the hip-hop of Future, and Brockhampton, and indie rock with Beck and Phoenix, there are evenings dedicated to jazz, French song, blues, folk, and world music in intimate after-hours shows, daily free performances, and headliners on Canada's largest outdoor venue, the Bell stage. It's a season with something for everyone.
New in 2018, the Festival has redesigned its Gold and VIP Front Stage Zones to accommodate an extra 1,500 seats for general ticketholders in these sought-after front stage sections.
The Festival pass (transferable) provides entry to all shows during the entire 11-day Festival for less than $80 U.S. ($100 CAN) until June 5, and less than $85 U.S after. In addition, the Festival offers daily FREE PROGRAMMING at the Hydro-Québec Stage at Place D'Youville and FIBE Stage at Cœur du FEQ (Heart of FEQ). Find more details and the full lineuphere.
Their recently released More Love (August 2017 via Omnivore Recordings) was produced by John Doe, who helped create an album that places Wasserman and Drennen's signature vocals and harmonies in finely etched rock, alt-country, and pop settings. The sound is both contemporary and timeless.
Says Doe: "They have combined all of the influences (alt-country, gospel, Everly Brothers) from their previous records into this one. Great songs. Great playing. Wonderful performances. More Love is heart and soul from two deeply original singers and songwriters . . . Somehow Cindy and Frank connect the dots between '70s country and '60s soul music. They are a modern day Gram and Emmylou, singing songs that Otis and Carla would sing." Read morehere.
Ward's Tonk Fest & CD Release Party will take place May 5th at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Conroe, Texas. Doors at 5:00 PM. Music starts at 6:00 PM with performances from Josh Ward, Jarrod Birmingham and Jake Worthington.
Josh and his band will be seeing a lot more of the country this year hitting a lot of new places on his never ending tour. "I never thought I would be rolling down the road with one of the hottest bands in Texas playing shows across the United States. I'm happy to be here." Read morehere.
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