SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS ANNOUNCE HEADLINE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Following Their Major Label Debut, YOU LOVE YOU, Semi Precious Weapons bring their “DIRTY SHOWBIZ TOUR” to 13 cities

Los Angeles, CA (August 31, 2010)- Semi Precious Weapons clearly don’t like days off! The band has spent the last nine months on the Monster Ball tour with Lady Gaga and have another nine months ahead of them.  You would think they would cherish the three weeks off between the current North American leg of the tour and the forthcoming European shows, but instead the band will stay on the road and play their own 13-city “Dirty Showbiz” headlining tour! The tour follows the recent release of SPW’s album debut with rock world producer-kingpin Jack Joseph Puig (The Rolling Stones, Beck, Black Eyed Peas) and Executive Producer Lady Gaga, YOU LOVE YOU, on Geffen/Streamline/Cherrytree Records (now available in stores and on iTunes).

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DISTURBED RELEASE NEW ALBUM ASYLUM; TO CHAT WITH FANS ON USTREAM AT 2:30PM PST/5:30 PM EST


Disturbed have just released their fifth studio album Asylum and will be doing a live webchat on their Ustream Channel with fans today (Tuesday) at 2:30 PM PST/5:30 PM EST.

Two official music videos for tracks off of Asylum have been released. The video for lead single “Another Way To Die” and the video for album title track “Asylum.”

Every copy of Asylum comes with the 75+ minute “Decade of Disturbed” documentary which features live footage, exclusive interviews, and the story on Disturbed till now. A trailer for the documentary can be seen here.

Disturbed are currently headlining the First Annual Rockstar UPROAR tour with Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, and Hell Yeah. Go towww.rockstaruproar.com for the full list of dates.

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Disturbed Ustream Channel: www.ustream.tv/disturbed

Rusko Announces North American Tour Dates For September and October

Dubstep trailblazer Rusko has announced a month-long tour starting September 18th in Dallas, Texas and ending October 30th at the HARD Haunted Mansion. The UK-bred DJ released his debut album earlier this year, O.M.G.! on Mad Decent, which features dirty-south staple Gucci Mane, Amber Coffman of the Dirty ProjectorsRod Azlan, and more.  His live set mixes these eclectic singers and rappers seamlessly through bass heavy dubstep beats. Rusko keeps one hand on his ear while keeping the crowd thoroughly engaged with his ecstatic stage presence. [Read more...]

BIRDS OF TOKYO Takes Flight With Release Of Self-Titled Album Available Now On iTunes

TAKES FLIGHT WITH RELEASE OF
SELF-TITLED ALBUM AVAILABLE NOW ON ITUNES


August 31, 2010 That’s how some of Australia’s biggest magazines, newspapers and radio stations have raved about the new self-titled album by BIRDS OF TOKYO–singer Ian Kenny (who’s also the singer for Karnivool), guitarist/producer Adam Spark, drummer of Adam Weston and bassist Anthony Jackson. [Read more...]

Abbey Pub Listings

WEEKLY & MONTHLY IN THE PUB:

Every Mon…Frequency DJ Entertainment Presents, Industry Mondays -10pm Free

Every Tues…Open Mic. -8:30pm. Free

Every Sun…Longest Running Traditional Irish Session with Devin Shepherd – 4pm. Free $3 Guinness.

1st Fri. of every month: Tony, Aaron, and Rebecca from the TOSSERS. -9pm, no cover.

2nd Fri. of every month: Dan Whitaker Band . -9pm, no cover.

Last Saturday of every month: Holy Hour House Band. -9pm, no cover.

Preferred seating available at all music events when a dinner reservation is made

FOLLOW THE JUMP FOR MORE NEW SHOWS! *All shows are 21+ at the Abbey Pub*

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MAJOR LABEL DEBUT ALBUM FROM ROCKERS ATOM SMASH “LOVE IS IN THE MISSILE” IN STORES TODAY

MAJOR LABEL DEBUT ALBUM FROM ROCKERS ATOM SMASH
“LOVE IS IN THE MISSILE” IN STORES TODAY

Stream The Album In Full On AOL Music & Tunelab Music


New York, NY- Jive recording artist Atom Smash is releasing their debut album Love Is In The Missile, available in stores now!  The album’s first single ”Do Her Wrong“ (click to listen) and newvideo (click to watch) recently premiered on Revolver Magazine online and has been steadily climbing the Billboard Active Rock chart.Listen to Love Is In The Missile on AOL MusicTunelab Music. [Read more...]

Belly Up has Blues Traveler, Pete Yorn, Liz Phair, Chrissie Hynde & much much more!

Belly Up Logo San DiegoAUGUST

Tuesday, August 31 GUN RUNNER w/Maren Parusel & Fearless In Fairweather 8pm $8 ga

SEPTEMBER

Wednesday, September 1 JIM JEFFERIES – COMEDY SHOW! 9pm $20 adv / $22 DOS

Thursday, Sept 2 RICHIE SPICE w/Snaccha & Roots Covenant & DJ Carlos Culture 9pm $22 adv / $24 DOS

Friday, Sept 3 HAPPY HOUR – The Mar Dels 5:30-8pm $5 ga

Friday, September 3 80′s Rock Night *with costume contest Dust and bones, Monsters of rock & Socially Distorted 9pm $10 adv / $12 DOS

Saturday, September 4 CASH’D OUT w/Pushin’ Rope & Off The Wagon 9pm $15 adv / $17 DOS

Sunday, September 5 fm 949 presents FREE ENERGY & TITUS ANDRONICUS 8pm $8 ga

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AMERICAN BANG RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT

Nashville rockers, American Bang have now released their self-titled debut album from Reprise Records. Produced by the legendary Bob Rock in Nashville and Hawaii, the album captures all the amazing grace and guts of the band’s deep musical roots and Southern accent, proving American Bang shoots straight at the heart of American rock ‘n roll. You can hear the album in its entirety now on AOL Music. The band has been named this week’s “Discover and Download” artist on iTunes so make sure to pick up your copy on sale today. [Read more...]

10 Years Premiere “Shoot It Out” Music Video and Release Feeding The Wolves

10 Years’ is celebrating the release of their third studio album, Feeding the Wolves, with the debut of the official music video for “Shoot It Out.” The lead single can be found on Feeding the Wolves along with a number of other bold and aggressive tracks. The video premiere of “Shoot It Out” can now be seen on VEVO.com! [Read more...]

GOO GOO DOLLS NEW ALBUM, SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US, OUT TODAY ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS

CATCH THE BAND PERFORMING ON THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO AND LOPEZ TONIGHT

Burbank, CA Something For The Rest Of Us, the new studio album from best-selling rock band GOO GOO DOLLS, is out today on Warner Bros. Records. In conjunction with its release, the band will perform their current single “Home,” on NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Sep 1st, on also on TBS’s Lopez Tonight on Sep 13th.  Check local listings for details. [Read more...]

DROWNING POOL: Announce Tour Dates With Godsmack & Five Finger Death Punch

Drowning Pool have announced a string of fall tour dates with Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch.  The tour is set to kick off on October 3 at the Post Pavillion in Columbia, MD and ends November 4 in Los Angeles, CA at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.  Tour dates below. [Read more...]

ICLIPS TO BROADCAST FINNISH ROCK BAND APOCALYPTICA LIVE FROM THE PAGEANT IN ST. LOUIS, MO ON TUESDAY AUGUST 31ST 2010

Since they formed in 1993, Finnish orchestral rock band Apocalyptica has released six studio albums featuring numerous cello-based instrumentals along with some vocal-based songs. Whatever styles they’ve explored – from atmospheric interludes to fast, battering rhythms — their music has been gripping, dynamic and full of melody. [Read more...]

10 Years: The Alternative Rock Comeback ‘Pack’

10 Years
Feeding the Wolves
Released: 8/31/2010

10 Years is:

Jesse Hasek – vocals
Ryan “Tater” Johnson – guitar
Lewis Cosby – bass
Brian Vodinh – guitar/drums

Today marks a couple different things in music. One of them is 10 Years is back with a brand spanking new song “Shout it Out” off their newest release, Feeding the Wolves.  The second reason would be the most obvious; 10 Years Feeding the Wolves is out today!!

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Ray lights it up again!

Ray Lamontagne
And the Pariah Dogs
God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise
Sony Music
www.raylamontagne.com


Ray Lamontagne is a genius in the purest form of the word. His music transcends labels – his persona is low enough on the radar as to not invite the tabloids into his personal life  yet his new disc – “God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise” somehow managed to debut at #3 on the charts this week.

He is more than a singer songwriter – he is a craftsman creating moods and sharing thoughts through impeccable  lyric writing and a deft hand at creating a melody suited for his – the most lonesome and troubled voice this side of Roy Orbison. [Read more...]

The Making Of Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream Video


Go behind the scenes with Katy Perry for the making of the “Teenage Dream” video.  Meet Katy’s sexy costar Josh Kloss and some of her good friends who she included in the Santa Barbara, CA shoot.

Fans can also check out a new, unofficial video for her song “Peacock” created by Ryan James Yezak who brought you the “California Gays” parody.

CONGRESS THEATER WELCOMES ZAKK WYLDE AND THE BLACK LABEL SOCIETY’S BLACK LABEL BERZERKUS TOUR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th

Special Guests: Children of Bodom, Clutch & 2 Cents

(Chicago, IL) – Zakk Wylde and his Black Label Society have nabbed their highest album debut ever, with the stunning new album Order of the Black (E1 Music) coming in at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album and #1 on the Billboard Hard Music Album charts this week, respectively.  At a time when record sales are down across the board (and have been for years), this bow is all the more impressive since it significantly surpasses the debut of the last Black Label Society album (Shot To Hell) in both units and chart position.

This Saturday, November 6, BLS will descend upon the landmark Congress Theater in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.  Bolstered by heavy rotation on MTV’s iconic Headbanger’s Ball, Zakk and crew are joined by Children of Bodom, Clutch, and 2 Cents for their first Chicago proper show since early ’09 and the only show in the Illinois/Wisconsin/Iowa area.

Tickets are now available at www.congresschicago.com. [Read more...]

MLB Star Randy Johnson Shot Megadeth in AZ! You Heard us right!

ok ok ok ok …we mean photograph…

Former Major League Baseball starting pitcher Randy Johnson traded in his baseball glove for a camera at Megadeth’s show at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, AZ last Friday night (August 27).  Johnson–one of the most dominant pitchers of his generation–was a special guest of the multiplatinum Megadeth–who’ve sold over 20 million albums worldwide and are credited as one of the most influential metal bands–at the “American Carnage” show, which also featured Slayer and Testament.  Johnson is an avid metal fan and concert-goer with a passion for photographing his favorite artists.

Randy Johnson’s photos of Megadeth at the Dodge Theatre (performance and backstage) can be found here:http://www.megadeth.com/RJ-Photos.html. [Read more...]

AVENGED SEVENFOLD’S “NIGHTMARE” IS NO. 1 AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO, A FIRST FOR THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HARD ROCK BAND

EXPLOSIVE FIRST SINGLE IS TITLE TRACK TO BAND’S CHART-TOPPING FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM OUT NOW ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS

Photo Credit: Clay Patrick McBride

Burbank, CA – “Nightmare,” the current single from Southern California’s Avenged Sevenfold, has climbed to No. 1 at Active Rock Radio in the U.S. this week, marking the first time the band has achieved Number 1 in radio airplay. It has enjoyed airplay at Active Rock, Mainstream, and Modern Rock radio stations across the country and was the No. 1 Rock Song on iTunes in the U.S. and the U.K. in its debut week. [Read more...]

I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA SET TO RELEASE THE ROAR AND THE WHISPER

(August 30th. Milford, New Jersey) Northeast mainstays I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA have announced the September 5th release The Roar and The Whisper, one of the most highly anticipated releases of the summer. [Read more...]

The Pretty Reckless Cover Eminem & Rihanna And The XX

The Pretty Reckless stopped by Radio 1′s Live Lounge and performed an acoustic mash up of Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love The Way You Lie” and the xx’s “Islands.”

Light Me Up, the debut album from Taylor Momsen and her band, is due out later this year in the US on Interscope Records.

Check out photos with Clive Davis, Carlos Santana, India.Arie, Chris Daughtry, Gavin Rossdale and many more!!

CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM THE CLIVE DAVIS HOSTED SANTANA ALBUM LAUNCH EVENT AT THE HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO VANITY NIGHTCLUB (album presentation) AND THE JOINT (concert) ON AUGUST 25TH.

STAR STUDDED AND VIP ALBUM PRESENTATION AND CONCERT FEATURED GUEST VOCALISTS INDIA.ARIE. CHRIS DAUGHTRY, AND GAVIN ROSSDALE WHO ARE GUEST VOCALISTS ON THE BRAND NEW SANTANA ALBUM GUITAR HEAVEN…THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL TIME IN STORES SEPTEMBER 21ST ON ARISTA

INDIA. ARIE PERFORMS “WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS,” CHRIS DAUGHTRY, “PHOTOGRAPH,” AND GAVIN ROSSDALE “BANG A GONG.”

OTHER CELEBRITIES IN ATTENDANCE – MARY WILSON OF THE SUPREMES, OLIVIA HARRISON (George Harrison’s widow), AND BASKETBALL HALL OF FAMER BILL WALTON

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The Black Heart Procession Collaborate w/ Lee “Scratch” Perry & Eluvium on New Release; Tour w/ The Books!!

Famed San Diego doom-folk duo The Black Heart Procession are releasing a limited edition mini-album October 12 called “Blood Bunny / Black Rabbit” on Temporary Residence Limited. Along with 3 brand new BHP songs, the 40-minute EP includes a collaboration with the godfather of dub himself, the immortal Lee “Scratch” Perry. Additionally, “Blood Bunny / “Black Rabbit” features a titanic 10-minute orchestral reconstruction of “Drugs” by ambient mainstay Eluvium.

Check out “Blank Page” off of “Blood Bunny / Black Rabbit” here [Read more...]

BUILT TO SPILL CONFIRM HEADLINING TOUR

“HINDSIGHT” VIDEO, DIRECTED BY BOB ODENKIRK,
TO PREMIERE ON PITCHFORK.COM ON SEPTEMBER 1


Burbank, CABuilt to Spill, fresh off a tour with Kings Of Leon, have confirmed their own headlining tour in support of the current Warner Bros. Records album THERE IS NO ENEMY. Dates kick off this week in Omaha and conclude November 20th in Seattle. All dates are listed below. [Read more...]

Doug Benson’s “Hypocritical Oaf” in stores this week, Amazon Deal Of The Day

Doug Benson’s new comedy album, Hypocritical Oaf hits stores this week. Today, it’s also a special on Amazon.com where you can pick up a digital download of the album for only $3.99!

So rather than buy that morning cup of hot coffee (it is summer anyways) head on over to Amazon’s digital store and get yourself some funny! [Read more...]

Sarah Jaffe Tuesday Night at Schubas in Chicago!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:00 PM
21+ $8.00 ($10 Door)

Where has the time gone? One day I feel so caught up with the world and the next I realize Sarah Jaffe is performing at Schubas on Tuesday!!

Sarah is out promoting her new release Suburban Nature off Kirtland Records.  It is in stores now if you must have a copy or go to http://www.kirtlandrecords.com/store.htm to order your vinyl.  Suburban Nature is her first full length album and she’s also toured with the likes of Norah Jones.  Not too bad for just on album out. [Read more...]

Betta Promotions Showcase at Schubas TONIGHT!!

Forming from the cooled ashes of Chicago and national acts such as Company of Thieves, This Is Me Smiling, Ohvaur, Probably Vampires, and Tom Schraeder & His Ego, Volcanoes Make Islands (VMI) have indurated, thus forming a unified body. This landmass has a singular purpose: the craft and performance of time-honored, recognizable, audible art, i.e. music. Citing the influences of n(a,ur)ture, VMI utilize instruments of organic and synthetic design. Avoiding predictability for the sake of predictability, they can be found traipsing around Europe, recording an as-yet untitled release with Dan Smart of Field Auxiliary infamy, and gushing liquid hot magma.

Updated schedule of events for Crown Theater & Nightclub

Updated schedule of events for Crown Theater & Nightclub
inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino including concerts and nightlife

Crown Theater Las Vegas LogoLAS VEGAS—Please find a list below of upcoming events at Crown Theater & Nightclub located inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Please note there may have been changes to events already announced.

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT:

-          Tuesday nights – Elektrik Haze and House Night; performances by DJ Beaux Tech, Dave Onex and Space Byrz; 10:30 p.m.

-          Friday nights – Ladies Night; performances by The Spazmatics and guest DJs; 10 p.m. Passion Fridays 11:15 p.m.

-          Saturday nights – Special guest DJs and Resident DJ’s Mika Gold and DJ Crime

 

UPCOMING CONCERTS, EVENTS AND SPECIAL GUESTS:

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Spazmatics – 10:15 p.m. and Friday Night Fights Ring Girl Competition

Performing top hits from the ’80s and ’90s, The Spazmatics perform every Friday night at Crown Nightclub. Locals $5, non-locals $10 ladies/$20 men. Doors will open at 9:30 p.m.; All You Can Drink access from 10:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. for just $35.

Crown can’t kick off Friday Night Fights without the hottest ring girls in town so ladies head over to Crown for your chance to enter the Friday Night Fights Ring Girl Competition. Winner will appear in the fights being held September 3.

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Can you dig it? American Fortunes Clothing Fall 2010 Lookbook

American Fortunes Clothing Fall 2010 Lookbook


American Fortunes Clothing is presenting its debut Fall 2010 collection via lookbook. The up and coming brand is celebrating the release for a limited time by giving shoppers the chance to earn a special discount on their first purchase. To receive this promotional offer simply visitwww.Facebook.com/AmericanFortunesClothing and like the page to reveal your coupon code. [Read more...]

Factoid of the Day: Mariah Doesn’t Know Her Own Phone Number!

mariah twitter

So I hear pregnant women have a tendency to forget things. I am learning that first hand as my BFFFF in the entire world is about 6 months pregnant. I think it’s a bit funny sometimes because she forgets the strangest things, but I love her none the less. So this tweet from Mariah made me wonder. Are pregnancy hormones getting the best of her or is she really that spoiled that she doesn’t NEED to know her own home phone number?
Is it hormones or is it just being spoiled? Ok, maybe she’s a tad bit of both. We are talking about Mariah here.

10 Years Bassist Gives Update From Road

10 Years’ bassist, Lewis Cosby, recently checked in from the road to thank fans for their support and to remind everyone to pick up their third studio album, Feeding the Wolves, in stores everywhere Tuesday, August 31. Check out the video at 10 Years’ Facebook page and then head over toYouTube to watch the official commercial spot for the release of Feeding the Wolves. [Read more...]

Casiokids Atop Electro-pop

Casiokids
Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
8/25/10

The Norwegian electro-poppers Casiokids seem fun to listen to, very radio friendly, although with previous pop divas creating their “own” electronic works, I am not sure mainstream America can appreciate the playful energy of Casiokids. The five-piece band littered the small Schubas venue with their various retro-wares and sent the packed room into their finest hipster-shuffle-dance until the end of the up-beat set. There was even an impromptu slide flute solo during one of the songs. The audience and band shared a moment of laughter after. I find it most appealing when the average concert-goer gets a short glimpse in the amount of happiness I’m not sure what brings people to concerts, but not to let go of inhibitions and dance. [Read more...]

The Making of Katy Perry’s Album Packaging

Go behind the scenes with Katy Perry and Will Cotton at the shoot for her album artwork.  Fans can also find out exactly how the cotton candy scented packaging was produced from start to finish. See video after the jump… [Read more...]

DJ HERO 2 Trailer Check it!

DJ HERO 2 Trailer Check it!

Drive A release video updates from the studio

DRIVE A RELEASE STUDIO UPDATE CLIPS
TOUR WITH BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE LATE SUMMER


Drive A have just released five video updates from the studio. The band are currently working on the follow up to their debut album, Loss Of Desire.

The Punk Rockers will be chatting with fans live from the studio tomorrow (Thursday) at 3PM PST/6PM EST on their Ustream Channel, so make sure to stop by and chat. [Read more...]