I got to snag an interview with Saves The Day while they were finishing up the New Found Glory 10 yr anniversary tour. Saves The Day has their upcoming seventh full-length album, Daybreak, making it’s debut this year. A release date is yet to be set. However I hear that the album is almost finished. The boys say Daybreak is the best yet and will melt your faces off! But you can read all about that after the jump!
KICK-ASS MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK IN-STORES NOW
KICK-ASS OPENS WIDE IN U.S. THEATRES APRIL 16TH
Exclusive “Suit Up” clip posted
Kick-Ass: Music from the Motion Picture is now available everywhere! The KICK-ASS soundtrack album opens with “Make Me Wanna Die,” the first official commercial release by new Interscope recording group The Pretty Reckless. The band is fronted by singer-songwriter Taylor Momsen, who is also one of the stars of CW’s hugely popular TV series, Gossip Girl. The release of The Pretty Reckless debut album on Interscope is slated for June 22nd; two days later the group joins the 16th annual Vans Warped Tour 2010 for its two-month trek, running through August 15th.
Rafter Ventures Out for Tour, Creates Special Edition Tour-Only Remix Album of Animal Feelings, Gives Away Remix!
RAFTER VENTURES OUT FOR TOUR, CREATES SPECIAL EDITION TOUR-ONLY REMIX ALBUM OF ANIMAL FEELINGS, GIVES AWAY REMIX!
Consummately professional zest-hound Rafter Roberts is hitting the road in support of his exuberant new FM-ready feel-good record, Animal Feelings, out 4/13 on Asthmatic Kitty. Also setting out along the rhinestone-studded interstate, in addition to ringmaster Roberts, will be drummer extraordinaire Nathan Hubbard, and, for select dates, singer/designer/Rafter-muse and main squeeze, Lizeth Santos. To mark the occasion, Rafter has compiled an album’s worth of remixes, some of his own fashioning, which will be available as a tour-only release, and to get the party started off on the right foot, is making one available to all those who love life now! Enjoy this wonderful Epstein Y El Conjunto (aka Roberto Carlos Lange, aka Helado Negro) remix of “Timeless Form, Formless Time.”
Downloads after the jump…
Paper Tongues’ Self-titled debut album is available everywhere today! The album features 10 revolutionary tracks that are influenced by rock, funk, rap, and soul, including their hit single “Ride To California.” Another song off the album, “Trinity” is available for free as iTunes’ “Single of the Week.” Head over to iTunes now to grab the track along with the rest of the album, in stores now!
Tegan and Sara
Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
March 26, 2010
The twins Tegan and Sara Quin have been writing music together since the age of 15. Yet this is the first major time in their career when the two have collaborated and actually written together. Whereas most teenagers are lost in the turmoil that is young love and the pressures of growing up, Tegan and Sara were chronicling their teenage lives in their high school’s makeshift studio. Over the next few years, tender lyrics like, “Got time to wander to waste and to whine / But when it comes to you / It seems like I just can’t find the time” would form into the album that jump started their future career.
More photos of Tegan and Sara after the jump…
Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
March 26, 2010
I know, I know. I was fooled as well. Steel Train is actually five young rockers made from skin and flesh. While the name may be misleading, these guys know how to play rock music and then some. Some may consider it a mix up of traditional rock or even punk music, but it has definitely been run through pop re-workings, keeping quirky songs like “I Feel Weird” stuck in your head.
More photos of Steel Train after the jump…
The Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
“Do you speak French,” it asked. The crowd roared back.
Air must have a wide range of fans, because people of all ages were at this show. I mean, Air has seen more than a decade of hits. The pair have left an imprint on everyone as they blow through album after album, who released over half of their work in the early 2000’s. The first full-length album, Moon Safari defined the “chill” genre and garnered their well-deserved attention from much of the UK’s major music news. Remember that perfect world when MTV stood for “music television”? Only briefly has Air slowed down to work with writer/director Sofia Copppola, scoring her original film The Virgin Suicides and contributing tracks to a few other films like Marie Antoinette. Air has also collaborated with many popular French artists, like Phoenix and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
1Fifty1 is Big Herc (Juan Hernandez) and Fresco (Ian Mathias).
1Fifty1 opened up for Bone Thugs and Harmony Thursday night at the Rave in Milwaukee. Their next show is, again, at the Rave opening for Lupe Fiasco on April 16th!
More photos after the jump!
“I Got No Time” Free Download: http://dirtyheads.bandcamp.com/
The Dirty Heads Any Port In A Storm – Special Edition Pre-Order Now Live On Interpunk
Executive Music Group (EMG) has announced they will release the expanded, special edition CD of The Dirty Heads debut album Any Port in a Storm, through Fontana, on April 27th. The 22-track set includes the hit single “Lay Me Down,” featuring Rome of Sublime with Rome, and is available now at all major digital services. “Lay Me Down,” currently Top 20 on the charts and climbing, was recently featured on Rolling Stone’s “Hot List” and is one of the most added and requested songs at dozens of radio stations across the country. On tour now in support of the release, the band has announced they will be the opening act on the highly anticipated Sublime with Rome spring theatre tour beginning 4/20 in Los Angeles.
PAPER TONGUES RELEASE EPK
Self-titled Album In Stores March 30th
It has been a long journey for the North Carolina-based septet Paper Tongues, but now, with their Self-titled debut album set for release on March 30th, the band is ready for the spotlight. In the first of a series of new EPK videos on YouTube, fans are introduced to the seven band members and get to know singer Aswan North, who shares his unique background and childhood struggles. North also explains the origins of the name “Paper Tongues” and its tie-in to the new record. Check out the video here, and stay tuned to the band’s official MySpace page for updates and more videos in the series.
FULL PERFORMER LIST ANNOUNCED FOR TRUCK AMERICA FESTIVAL
Intimate performances from Mercury Rev, White Rabbits, The Joy Formidable
Here We Go Magic, Wintersleep & many more
April 30 – May 2 @ The Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY in the awe inspiring Catskill Mountains
You heard it here first…revel in the FULL list of confirmed bands for the first ever Truck America Festival co-presented by Radio Woodstock! The lineup includes performances by Mercury Rev, The Joy Formidable, Hopewell, White Rabbits, Forgetters, Ida, Lewis & Clarke, The Silent League, Roadside Graves, Neil Halstead and many more (complete list below). The inaugural love fest will take place at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY from Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 2nd 2010. Weekend passes and individual day tickets are available online NOW from Brown Paper Tickets. The three day festival celebrates the stateside arrival of one of the UK’s great independent, family operated festival circuits.
Chicago-based rock band AM Taxi released their new single “Fed Up” this past week. Their debut album, ‘We Don’t Stand a Chance’, is set for release June 8th, on Virgin Records. The group will be touring with Spill Canvas this upcoming April and May, and will also be spending the summer on Warped Tour. (Check out the dates below.)
“Fed Up” is available for purchase on iTunes, and featured as a New and Noteworthy single on their Alternative music page here!
Partner Post: Betta Promotions will be hosting A Lull, Suns, Group of Altos, and Young Sun at Subterranean
Betta Promotions will be hosting A Lull, Suns, Group of Altos, and Young Sun at Subterranean
Chicago IL March 25 2010 – On Saturday April 3 2010 Betta Promotions will bring a very illuminated and much anticipated line-up of Chicago, and Wisconsin’s, finest to Subterranean. Headlining the evening will be A Lull (Lujo Records). With one of the fullest live bands (7 members to date) in the area, A Lull brings to the stage even more than they’ve managed to squeeze onto the ocean of sound that is their debut EP, Ice Cream Bones, and the more recent 7″ Weapons For War / Spread It All Around. Coming off multiple showcases in Austin at SXSW they’ll surely fulfill your expectations of any Saturday night. “[A Lull] have pulled together their collective indie rock experience to produce a lush, intricate, headphone-ready indie pop record that surprises, delights and frustrates – all in just over 11 minutes.”Westword.com
TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE APPEARANCE CONFIRMED FOR APRIL 21
Album Out April 20 On Shanabelle/RCA
Having confirmed the April 20 release of sophomore album Red Light Fever (Shanabelle/RCA), Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders have now announced both U.S. tour dates and an April 21 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The first salvo of roadwork to support Red Light Fever will be April 19 at the Casbah in San Diego and will include a day of release show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, as well as dates in Santa Barbara, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Boston, Toronto, Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia. Further dates will be announced as they are confirmed.
The upcoming tour will feature Hawkins on vocals and a variety of instruments, joined by veteran Coattail Riders Chris Chaney (bass), Gannin Arnold (guitar), Nate Wood (guitar), as well as Foo Fighters touring percussionist Drew Hester. The Coattail Riders coterie will unveil the first ever live interpretations of the brand new Red Light Fever material as well as tracks from the band’s eponymous 2006 debut album.
In a double bill that is sure to set any punk rocker’s heart aflame, AFI and Green Day have announced they will hit the road together for a late summer tour beginning August 3rd. The tour will mark another piece of joint history for the two iconic bands who both got their starts in the Nor Cal scene. While both bands have come a long way from their Gilman days the tour will give fans the chance to experience an epic night of music rooted in the East Bay!
AFI has been touring tirelessly in support of their recent release, Crash Love, and will also be headlining Bamboozle Left this coming Saturday, March 27th, in Anaheim, California. For fans who can’t make it to Bamboozle, check out AFI’s tourdates with Green Day below and keep checking www.AFireInside.net as new dates will be added soon.
WIN TICKETS TO WATCH CYPRESS HILL PERFORM ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE PLUS A FLYAWAY TRIP FOR 2 TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
WIN TICKETS TO WATCH CYPRESS HILL PERFORM ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
PLUS A FLYAWAY TRIP FOR 2 TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA!
CYPRESS HILL GIVE FIRST LOOK AT “RISE UP” MUSIC VIDEO
Cypress Hill has released a batch of exclusive shots from the new Cypress Hill video “Rise Up.” The energetic title track produced by Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine fame, stands as a clarion call for people to rise up to meet challenges and fight for what they believe in. The song’s rock feel offers the perfect entree for the rest of the band’s album – Rise Up, which masterfully alternates between hardcore hip hop and driving rock tracks.
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS KICK OFF RECORD STORE DAY – APRIL 17, 2010
EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE FOR THE SMASHING PUMPKINS LIMITED-EDITION EP
“TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE VOL. 1: SONGS FOR A SAILOR”
Coast to coast, fans visiting select local independent record stores on RECORD STORE DAY, Saturday, April 17, will have an opportunity to preorder the new, limited edition EP by The Smashing Pumpkins, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope Vol 1: Songs For A Sailor. The pre-order is exclusive to independent record stores. By preordering the EP, fans will be guaranteed to own the EP and will immediately receive a collector’s edition Smashing Pumpkins black light poster, while supplies last.
Says Smashing Pumpkins band leader Billy Corgan: “I used to work at an indie record shop so I’ll always have a soft spot for the places where I still go to find the most vital music, whether new or still hidden.”
Announces Tour Dates With His Band
Jakob Dylan and Three Legs Featuring Neko Case and Kelly Hogan
Tour dates are in conjunction with his new album ‘Women and Country’
set for release on April 6th
Jakob set to appear on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on April 21st &
‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’ on May 13th
LOS ANGELES, CA, March 24, 2010— Jakob Dylan has announced plans for an upcoming nation-wide tour with his band Jakob Dylan and Three Legs, which features Neko Case and Kelly Hogan. The tour is set to kick off April 9th in Pittsburgh, PA in support of his latest album Women and Country set for release April 6th. Jakob has also announced that he will be appearring on The Late Show with David Letterman on April 21st and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on May 13th.
Check out the latest video from Gossip for “Pop Goes the World.” The video for the band’s third single, from their internationally acclaimed sophomore release Music for Men, was directed by Philip Andelman (Jay-Z, Silversun Pickups, Maxwell).
Gossip is on tour this spring! Check out the dates below:
Hollywood Undead are starting the countdown to their new, customized radio station on iheartradio, “Radio Undead.” The band just posted a new countdown widget on their Facebook page that includes a video of the guys – complete with animated masks – discussing their musical choices. Click here for the widget, or just watch the video on YouTube. “Radio Undead” will kick off this April, and for two weeks fans can listen to hours of music by some of Hollywood Undead’s favorite artists, some of which, according the band themselves – might surprise you. Click here to RSVP to the event before April 1st!
Hollywood Undead is currently working on their sophomore album, a follow-up to their acclaimed debut Swan Songs. For more info and updates on the band’s progress, head over to the band’s official MySpace Page, and stay tuned to iheartradio.com.
M.I.A. TO HEADLINE HARD LA AND HARD NYC!
SUPPORT FROM SLEIGH BELLS, RYE RYE, THEOPHILUS LONDON, SKREAM, BENGA, NINJASONIK, 12TH PLANET, DESTRUCTO AND MORE!
CROSS-CONTINENTAL FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE JULY 17TH IN LOS ANGELES & JULY 24TH IN NEW YORK
SPECIALLY PRICED BUNDLED TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR UPCOMING HARD SUMMER LA & HARD LA / M.I.A. FESTIVALS
Global trendsetter & cultural icon M.I.A. will make her 2010 national stage debut with appearances at HARD festivals in NYC and LA this July! Performing alongside M.I.A. will be her own N.E.E.T. recording artists Sleigh Bells and Rye Rye along with Theophilus London, 12th Planet, Ninjasonik, Nguzunguzu and the hardest working man in LA, Destructo. HARD LA & HARD NYC will be the first chance to catch M.I.A. live in support of her upcoming summer release.
On July 17th, HARD will transform the Los Angeles State Historic Park into a huge day-long, two-stage festival. The caravan heads to New York next where HARD has partnered with The Bowery Presents for another two-stage outdoor extravaganza on July 24th at South Island Field on Governors Island. Both shows will have additional artists on the lineup to be announced closer to event dates. Tickets for both events are available starting Friday, March 26th. Scroll down for details on dates and where tickets can be purchased.
3220 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Stop into Fizz for their Half Acre Brewery tasting coming up next Wednesday the 31st at 7pm and running to 9pm. Brewers from the Chicago Microbrewery will be in giving out samples and talking about their latest brews.
3420 W. Grace St.
Chicago IL 60618
WEEKLY IN THE PUB:
Every Tues… Open Mic. 8:30pm. Free
Every Sun… Longest Running Traditional Irish Session with Devin Shepherd – 4pm. Free
Preferred seating available at all music events when a dinner reservation is made
NEW SHOWS! On Sale Saturday at Noon!
Flip Flops Tiki Bar & Grill
1022 Fountain View Drive
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Come check out this family owned Caribbean themed venue while listening to some great live music. See why the Daily Herald calls Flip Flops a getaway close to home.
April – 3rd – Todd Donnelly and his steel drums
April 17 – Joey Derus Duo
May 1st – Jimmy P
May 15th – Gypsy
Here are your most up to date Events at the Metro, Smart Bar & Double Door!
ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 3/27 @ NOON IN METRO:
Friday, June 11: (JAM) THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS * SHE WANTS REVENGE
Friday, June 18: COCOROSIE
ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 3/27 @ NOON IN SMART BAR:
Thursday, April 22: INCYDE (Hot Flush/Dub War NYC) * TIMID * JEFF PIETRO * OLIN
See What’s ON SALE NOW After The Jump!
Tilted Kilt and The Highlands Music Lounge
2300 Bushwood Drive
Elgin, IL 60124
Tilted Kilt and The Highlands Music Lounge are the hottest new sports pub and music venue in the northwest suburbs!! Tilted Kilt has bands playing every Saturday night. The Highlands Music Lounge has Country Night every Wednesday night! Is Country not your thing? That’s ok! Come in for Ladies Night on Thursday’s or dance it up on Friday’s. Check out the local scene with live bands on Saturdays follwed by a DJ dance party.
Show’s to check out:
3/27 – Hi Infidelity
4/3 – Alive
4/10 – Infinity
4/17 – Cover Gurl
4/24 – Libido Funk
LIFEHOUSE SHARE THEIR FAVORITE TUNES WITH FANS IN NEW PODCAST
Fresh off the release of their highly anticipated fifth album, Smoke & Mirrors, and preparing to hit the road with Daughtry in support of the new record, Lifehouse found time to sit down for the weekly syndicated radio show “The iTunes Download” and share with fans the songs that they’ve recently downloaded onto their own iPods. In the free podcast, available now on iTunes, the guys also spin songs from bands that influenced them – including Nirvana and the Police – and laugh about life on the road. Download the show now, and then share the link with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!
Lifehouse’s nationwide tour with Daughtry and Cavo kicked off March 18th in Baltimore, MD and will wrap up in mid-June. For all upcoming tour dates and ticket details visit LifehouseMusic.com. Smoke &
Mirrors, featuring the hit single “Halfway Gone,” is available in stores and online now. It debuted at #6 on the Billboard charts after its March 2nd release – the highest debut of the band’s career.
Motion City Soundtrack Performing at House of Blues in Chicago April 7th!
“Motion City Soundtrack’s smart-aleck tendencies combine nicely with a
harder sound on My Dinosaur Life, pushing the band back to its roots with
enough twist to propel it in a new direction.”
“Smart, brash and mouthy, the songs on My Dinosaur Life have such
irresistible melodies and arrangements that they dare you not to play them
on the radio.”
Check out the official cover art and track listing for Stone TemplePilot’supcoming self-titled studio album in stores on May 25th!
Between The Lines
Take A Load Off
Dare If You Dare
Fast As I Can
First Kiss On Mars
Atlantic recording group *STONE TEMPLE PILOTS *has announced the upcoming release of their hugely anticipated self-titled studio album *“STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.” * This will be the first studio release since 2001’s certified gold
“Shangri-La Dee Da.” The new album – which will be released on *MAY 25th*– will render the magic that has established the band as a dominate force in the rock scene for the past two decades, featuring tracks that original
bassist, guitarist and vocalist, Robert DeLeo recently admitted to SPIN magazine as musically reminiscent of “Paul Revere and the Raiders” driven by the sound of the sixties.
STP kicked off their North American tour with a special SXSW showcase at famed Austin Music Hall on March 18th. See below/attached for more information, tour details and press tools. (Album artwork by Shepard
Fairy; photo credit: Chapman Baehler.)
Stone Temple Pilots comprises all four original band members:
*Scott Weiland* – lead vocals | *Robert DeLeo* – bass, guitar, vocals
*Deab DeLeo* – guitar | *Eric Kretz* – drums, percussion
2010 Tour Dates After The Jump