01. The Hangover (Prod. By Mars of 1500 Or Nuthin’)
02. California
03. Yung Stunna Feat. Birdman
04. Violin
05. Sex
06. White Soft Porn Feat. Mars (Prod. By Marz & Renz 1500 Or Nuthin’)
07. Get Familiar Feat. Timbaland (Prod. By Timbaland)
08. Lost
09. I’m Home Feat. Kurupt
10. This Way Feat. JoiStaRR (Prod. By Mars of 1500 Or Nuthin’)
11. 3D Feat. David Banner (Prod. By Mars of 1500 Or Nuthin’)
12. Drama Feat. Ghostface & Joell Ortiz (Prod. By Sean C and LV for Grind Music)
13. Lovebirds
14. Philly (Mega Mix) (Young Chris Feat. Eve, Black Thought, Money Malc, Fat Joe, Fred the Godson, Diggy Simmons & Jermaine Dupri)
15. Undefeated Feat. Busta Rhymes & Marsha Ambrosius



Jessie J is continuing her way into becoming a household name in America with her latest single Price Tag. The brand new video premiering TODAY on VEVO features Jessie with larger than life objects and settings and a nice little appearance from B.o.B.

Jessie J’s single Price Tag will be available to purchase TOMORROW (February 1, 2011) on iTunes! The debut album, Who You Are will be coming out in spring 2011 via Universal/Republic Records featuring Price Tag and Do It Like A Dude

For more on Jessie J go to:
Jessie J’s Official Site


The Hard Rock & Metal Tour Event of the Summer Kicks Off on July 9th with Pre-Sale Tickets Slotted for Friday April 8th

Tour Co-Producer John Reese to Appear on Sirius XM Liquid Metal with Host Jose Mangin, Today at 12pm PST

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, the heralded hard rock and metal event of the summer, is swiftly becoming the heavy music fans’ summertime rite of passage. Today, the 4th annual summertime juggernaut announces the 2011 line-up with DISTURBEDGODSMACK and MEGADETH, joined by MACHINE HEADIN FLAMESTRIVIUM, and many more of today’s most electrifying artists. The tour will make a 26 date trek across the country beginning on July 9th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. Tune in to and for up-to-date ticketing information.

This summer’s mainstage artists, DISTURBEDGODSMACK, and MEGADETH,will be joined by a ferocious mix of the best hard rock and metal artists of today.  For the first time in festival history, through their success, IN FLAMES,MACHINE HEAD and TRIVIUM have grown through the ranks to now perform on the mainstage in rotating slots throughout the tour.


The JAGERMEISTER stage will feature UNEARTHKINGDOM OF SORROW,RED FANG, and the winners of JAGERMEISTER Battle of the Bands. The Extreme Stage will spotlight SUICIDE SILENCEALL SHALL PERISH andSTRAIGHT LINE STITCH.

The 4th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will also feature ROCKSTAR METAL MULISHA JUMP TEAM, the World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team.

“Strap yourself in and hold on tight, cuz this ride goes reeeeeal fassst this summer,” exclaims GODSMACK vocalist Sully Erna. “Godsmack/Disturbed, Mayhem Festival!! Can’t Fu@?kin’ wait!!!”

Mainstage guitarist Dan Donnegan of DISTURBED emotes, “DISTURBED is looking forward to being part of the biggest summer tour in the U.S. this year.  It’s been years since we shared the stage with GODSMACK and we’ve been wanting to team up with them and join forces for a longtime.  MEGADETH has been a big inspiration to us and we are looking forward to the other bands rounding out what seems to be a solid bill.”

Also, mainstage performer MEGADETH’s lead guitarist and frontman Dave Mustaine adds, “This is going to be a helluva hot summer, and you can get ready for true Mayhem this year.”

“MACHINE HEAD are thrilled to once again be a part of what has become the undisputed king of metal and rock festivals in the U.S., MAYHEM,” statesMACHINE HEAD frontman and guitarist Robb Flynn.  “Our run headlining theJAGERMEISTER stage in 2008 was one of the wildest and most inspiring tours we have ever been a part of.  We became friends with so many great bands and Mulisha dudes.   We all partied, and rode what would become an incredible wave of momentum for MACHINE HEAD.  The vibe on the tour was filled with an impressive amount of goodwill due to the attention to detail and hard work of John Reese and Kevin Lyman. MACHINE HEAD will do everything in our power to make this f*&#ing huge!! Bring on the summer!”

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL attendees can enjoy a plethora of festival activities, including perusing vendors, attending autograph signing sessions and a slew of other interactive activities that enhance the concert experience.  It’s a 10 hour trip to heavy nirvana.

Complete information on the 2011 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL line-up is available at  There fans can also check out exclusive video clips of official ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL correspondent, radio personality, author and scene icon, Full Metal Jackie introducing this year’s tour, plus a special appearance by one of this year’s mainstage performers!

Be sure to tune in to Sirius XM Liquid Metal on Monday morning at 12pm PST to catch live, exclusive updates and information straight from the source!  Famously extreme Sirius XM radio personality Jose Mangin will be sitting down withROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL tour co-producer John Reese, who will unveil the official 2011 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL line-up.  Sirius XM will be the first radio destination that fans can learn about the certified line-up and special insider information from one of the tour’s established organizers.  Stay tuned into Liquid Metal after the interview for exclusive conversations with some of this year’s performers.

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is produced by Rockstar Taste of Chaos organizer John Reese, Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and Creative Artists Agency.  The trio has made the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL a standout on the summer concert circuit by following the proven model of utilizing sponsorship to deliver a lower ticket price and an enhanced concert experience. This year sees them joining forces once again with ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK as the title sponsor.

“Metal is ALIVE and WELL in 2011,” states tour producer John Reese. “Each year the tour gets bigger and better and 2011 is no exception.  This group of artists this year are going to apply a big, bad, metal shellacking for the fans across the USA and Canada.”

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL 2011 is a true mix of molten veterans and smoldering up-and-comers, who are bringing their A games and giving the fans nothing less of an amazing day,” adds tour producer  Kevin Lyman.

Live Nation is co-producer of the tour and will promote the festival nationally. Perry Lavoisne, SVP North American Touring for Live Nation, states, “The Mayhem team has delivered the best live metal line-up possible for four years in row, while creating a highly visible brand and value for fans of metal and hard rock. We anticipate another stellar run with DISTURBED, GODSMACK, MEGADETH and all the other bands uniting metal fans at every tour stop.”

In 2008, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL bulldozed onto the scene and quickly made itself known as the preeminent summer destination for the hard rock and metal community.  ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL boasts the most powerful artist line-ups in heavy music.  Artists who have performed in ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL’s past include hard music legends SLAYERSLIPKNOTMARILYN MANSONKORN,ROB ZOMBIELAMB OF GODHATEBREEDCANNIBAL CORPSEBULLET FOR MY VALENTINEMASTODONFIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH,KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and many more.  All have pummeled the stage, while delivering the intensity and heaviness that fans have grown to expect year after year.

See below for all current tour dates. When viewing, fans should take notice of the line-up changes on the San Bernardino, Mountain View and Montreal dates.  On July 9th in San Bernardino, CA, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim’s metal cartoon phenomenon DETHKLOK will perform in the place of MEGADETH, and colossal Bay Area thrash kings TESTAMENT will perform in the place of IN FLAMESTESTAMENT will also perform in the place of IN FLAMES on the July 10th Mountain View, CA date.  MEGADETH will not be appearing on the Montreal, QC Heavy MTL date.  Other bands will be announced for Heavy MTL soon.  Go for further information.

DETHKLOK has decided to play one show this year,” boasts Metalocalypse co-creator and DETHKLOK lead musician Brendon Small.  “And that show is the Mayhem fest on July 9th.  There is nothing more brutal than horrible hot putrid disgusting summer why not make it just a little more brutal, right? We are super honored to be a part of this amazing lineup! I can’t wait!”


7/9 – San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA (Los Angeles, CA)

7/10 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA (San Francisco, CA)

7/12 – White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA (Seattle, WA)

7/13 – Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa, ID (Boise, ID)

7/15 – Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ

7/16 – Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM

7/17 – Comfort Dental Amphitheater – Englewood, CO (Denver, CO)

7/19 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO (St. Louis, MO)

7/20 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH

7/22 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA (Boston, MA)

7/23 – Parc Jean-Drapeau – (Heavy MTL) – Montreal, QC /

7/24 – Comcast Theater – Hartford, CT

7/27 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ

7/29 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh, PA)

7/30 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA (Washington DC)

7/31 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ

8/2 – Virginia Beach Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA

8/3 – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC

8/5 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago IL)

8/6 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI (Detroit, MI)

8/7 – Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis, IN)

8/9 – Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK

8/10 – Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX

8/12 – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA

8/13 – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL

8/14 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL

For more information on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, visit

FitzGerald’s Show Listing

TW – advance tickets at club or



Thurs, Feb. 3 — Chatham Country Line, 8pm/$10
Thurs/Fri/Sat, February 3,4,5 – Radiators Final Chicago Shows, 9 pm/$25TW (Rock/Jam)
Friday, Feb. 11 – James Hunter/Joel Paterson’s Modern Sounds, 9 pm/$20TW (Soul/R&B)
Saturday, February 12 – Savoy Brown w/Kim Simmonds, 9 pm/$25TW (Blues/Rock)
Friday, February 18 – Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, 9 pm/$15TW (Zydeco)
Friday, February 25 – The Blasters/James Inveld opens @ 9 pm/$20TW (Rock)
Saturday, February 26 – The Blasters/Wayne Hancock opens at 9 pm/$25 TW (Rock)
Saturday, March 5 — XRT Show – Sonny Landreth/Michael Burk opens at 9 pm/$25

Friday, March 4 — XRT-Sonny Landreth/Milk Drive opens at 9 pm/$25
Saturday, March 19 — Tab Benoit, 9pm/$20

Red Line Tap Events


Every Tuesday at 10 pm
The Mudflapps
No Cover, Bluegrass

The Mudflapps: A Drinking band with a music problem… And they mean it, with songs about love, whiskey, family problems and more, you’ll fall in love with the Mudflapps the moment you hear them. The Mudflapps are James Weigel formerly of Sexfist / The Henhouse Prowlers, Justin Gillam of Rigor Vitae / Outlaw Family Band, Barb Hale of Super Mini Trio, Barrett Tasky of MWC / Amy and The Rhinos and Brett Kawaguchi formerly of The Reunion / Roundeye

Every Wednesday at 10 pm
Bud Light and Dekuypper Present Wasted Wednesday’s with Different bands every Wednesday
No Cover and 1.00 Bud Light Drafts and $3.00 well drinks and 1.00 burst Shots from open until close!

Every Thursday
The Red Line Tap Open Mic, Hosted by Micki Croisant.
Open Mike begins at 9 pm, No cover.
Sign up goes out at 8 pm. Acts must be present to sign up.

All performers receive one free drink with their performance and a chance to win the weekly give away prize from our sponsor, Flatts and Sharpe Music Company. We also book some of our performers from the open mic.


Beauty Bar News and Events

Wednesday, February 2 – presents Pizza Pizza Wednesdays with Das Boton (live) & DJ Ryan Weinstein (free) Pizza Pizza Wednesday is the new, weekly party featuring a good Chicagoians two favorite things: free pizza and live rock & roll. Think the magic of last years’ Pizza Fest but spread out over a month so you don’t OD on good times. Tonight we welcome the Bill Dolan-fronted Das Boton, “an instrumental trio that turns up the eclecticism, shifting from swinging R&B shuffles to high-octane rockers. Rife with quirky detours, the bands’ noodle riffs and chicken-pickin’ leads furiously fill up the space typically occupied by vocals” – in the words of Time Out Chicago.
Pizza Provided by Pie-Eyed Pizzeria
$2 Bud drafts + $3 whiskey shots

Thursday, February 3 – Scion presents Temper featuring Jillionaire, Sondido Rampage Y Nader, Brookah and Sparkletone (free before 11pm, $3) Temper is a new monthly party sponsored by Scion every first Thursday at Beauty Bar featuring the best of Tropical Bass, UK Funk, Moombahton, Dancehall, Tribal Guarachero, Cumbia, Soca, UK Garage and all manner of Reggae, Dub, Caribbean and Latin-inspired sounds. The first Temper featured Major Lazer MC and Mad Decent DJ Jillionaire. He’s previously teamed up with M.I.A. and can currently be found representing Diplo’s record label, Mad Decent. Rounding it all out is local guest Brookah of Squeegie Sounds and there will be visuals from Hey ! Cliché! Video Club.
$4 Heinekin (16oz)

Follow the jump for a run-down of what’s happening at Beauty Bar with the weekly 7-10 DJs….. [Read more…]

Empty Bottle News and Events

Empty Bottle is pleased to offer you a Super Bowl alternative. When figuring out who to invite on the Sunday that is the most difficult to get people out of their homes we thought, “who do we know who may have never uttered the words ‘Super Bowl Sunday’ in their life?” The Empty Bottle is proud to announce Rory Lake’s Super Pot Luck Bowl Full of Dreams featuring Karaoke Dreams and a performance by Cooler by the Lake. It’s a pot luck by name, so if you bring a dish to share you get in for FREE!!!

Keep reading for Empty Bottle’s lineup…. [Read more…]

Robyn Opens Up About Dancing On My Own

Watch pop sensation Robyn give her signature, high-energy performance of “Dancing On My Own” and discuss how people have been reacting to the track in the US.  The Swedish pixie shares her favorite subject of “sad love” and explains how it contributes to her music.

Robyn’s new album Body Talk is available now via Cherrytree Records featuring the Grammy-nominated single “Dancing On My Own.”

Catch Robyn on her North American tour kicking off this week as well as on select dates of Katy Perry’s “California Dreams” tour this summer.



Jessie J has taken the UK by storm in the last few months and from the way things are going, the U.S. is next! About to drop her single Price Tag, produced by Dr. Luke (Britney Spears, Ke$ha) and featuring superstar B.o.B, Jessie is gearing up to premiere her video for the track on January 31st exclusively on VEVO!

Check out a sneak peak of the video with commentary from Jessie as well as the director Emil Nava here:

For more information on Jessie J go to:

Jessie J Official Site

Black Eyed Peas Announce Super Bowl Party

Black Eyed Peas’ BEP360 App Available For 99 Cents For  Limited Time

Group Announces Super Bowl Bash With Sports Illustrated

Earlier this week the Black Eyed Peas debuted the world’s first 360-degree mobile music video.  Created by will.i.apps, the “BEP360” app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch takes fans inside “The Time (Dirty Bit)” with 360-degree motion control and augmented reality.  The app was initially available for $2.99 but it is now on sale for $0.99 for a limited time!

The group also just announced a partnership with Sports Illustrated for a massive Super Bowl kickoff party on February 4th in Dallas.  Watch the trailer for the party which will also feature David Guetta and catch BEP performing live at the big game.

Avalanche Tour 2011 is coming!



The first annual Avalanche Tour brings together some of the biggest names in rock for a massive North American winter trek.  This year’s tour runs from March 24-May 8 and features Stone SourTheory of a DeadmanSkilletHalestorm and Art Of Dying.  Tickets for most shows go on sale Saturday, February 5.  A special fan club pre-sale will begin Tuesday, February 1 through Artist Arena. for more details.

Three-time Grammy nominees Stone Sour entered the Billboard 200 chart at #6 with 2010’s Audio Secrecy (Roadrunner Records), featuring the Active Rock singles “Say You’ll Haunt Me,” which was #1 at Active Rock for 8 weeks, and “Hesitate.” Audio Secrecy marks the group’s third studio release and follows their gold-certified Come What(ever) May album, which debuted at #4. The quintet–vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarists James Root and Josh Rand, bassist Shawn Economaki and drummer Roy Mayorga–have returned with a broadened range, a deepened perspective and the determination to make new album Audio Secrecy a multi-layered record free of stylistic limitations.  Stone Sour recorded Audio Secrecy with Come What(ever) May producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Deftones) at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios.  “SO stoked to be a part of the Avalanche Tour!” Taylor exclaims. “We’ve been looking for the right tour to headline and this is definitely it. We’re already working on an amazing show, the kind we have NEVER done before. We’re gonna rip these stages to shreds and leave the audience with crazy eyes and sore throats! Here we go!!”

Vancouver trio Theory of a Deadman is touring in support of Scars & Souvenirs, which has sold over 900,000 copies and is rapidly approaching platinum status. The album features the #1 Mainstream Rock track “Bad Girlfriend.” Scars & Souvenirs (604/Roadrunner Records) is a broad-reaching endeavor that puts lead vocalist/guitarist Tyler Connolly, guitarist Dave Brenner and bassist Dean Back high in the rock pantheon, achieving creative growth without sacrificing the hard-hitting power that got them here in the first place.  The disc was produced by Grammy-nominated Howard Benson and is the polished and passionate testament to seven years of hard work, heavy touring and diligent attention to craft. Theory of a Deadman will release a new album this summer as well.  “After almost a year off writing and recording our new record, we’re so pumped to be back on the road playing for our fans!” says Connolly. “Along with some great bands and some great friends it’s gonna be a ‘not to be missed’ tour for sure. Who knows, maybe we’ll pull out a new song or two for the crowds.”

Rounding out the Avalanche lineup, Atlantic rockers Skillet are currently enjoying the success of their latest studio effort Awake. Certified Gold by the RIAA, Awake hit the ground running with a blockbuster debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and also entered at No. 1 on iTunes’“Top Albums” chart and “Top Rock” chart.  The accolades have continued to pile up for the two-time Grammy-nominated rockers as Awakewas recently named Billboard’s #9 Top Alternative Album and #14 Top Rock Album of 2010, while the group landed at # 7 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Album Artist chart. Awake has already seen three Active Rock smashes including “Monster,” “Hero,” which was used by the NFL in their Sunday Night Football and NFL Weekend Kickoff promos, and their latest hit and crowd favorite “Awake & Alive.”   Like true road warriors, Skillet’s relentless tour schedule has not slowed down. As the group’s cumulative sales approach two million, they continue to build upon their powerful live show, bringing down the house from coast to coast.  For up-to-the-minute news and information, or

Atlantic Records band Halestorm scored a Top 5 debut on SoundScan’s “Hard Music” chart with Halestorm in 2009, simultaneously exploding into the Top 40 on the comprehensive Billboard 200.  Produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Flyleaf), the album is a volatile collection of infectious hard rock anthems, sexy hooks, and rough and tumble grooves.  Last fall, Halestormreleased Live In Philly 2010, a live CD/DVD recorded and filmed last April at the Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA.  “Bet U Wish U Had Me Back,” the band’s current single, hit rock radio at the end of last year and is currently Top 40 on the Active Rock chart.  Formed by Lzzy Hale and her brother, drummer Arejay, when they were just 13 and 10 years old (respectively), Halestorm has made its bones as a major league hard rock outfit via countless North American gigs alongside such like-minded artists as Shinedown, Seether, Flyleaf, and Trapt.  For up-to-the-minute news and tour information, please visit Halestorm at, and

Art Of Dying is a five-piece rock band fronted by Jonny Hetherington. The Vancouver, Canada based group is the newest signing to Reprise Records/Intoxication Records, the label started by David Draiman and Dan Donegan of the multi-platinum selling band Disturbed. Art of Dying has completed recording in Los Angeles with producer Howard Benson for their 2011 worldwide debut, and they are thrilled to now be part of the Warner family. The band has built a dedicated international following since 2006 touring with Disturbed and Seether, as well as performing at international festivals Download and The Virgin Festival alongside artists such as Tool, Metallica and 3 Doors Down. Fans around the world have connected with the song “Get Through This,” a true story of struggle and hope, which has led to a heavy following online, where Art Of Dying has topped the independent charts and developed a loyal fan base.

The current Avalanche tour dates are as follows.  Look for additional shows to be announced soon.

Date                            City                              Venue

Thur 3/24                     Chicago, IL                  Aragon Ballroom

Fri 3/25                        Milwaukee, WI             Eagles Ballroom

Sat 3/26                       St. Paul, MN                Roy Wilkins Auditorium

Mon 3/28                     Bloomington, IL           US Cellular Coliseum

Tue 3/29                      Fort Wayne, IN            Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Fri 4/1                          Atlanta, GA                  Masquerade Music Park

Sat 4/2                         Tampa, FL                  St. Pete Times Forum

Sun 4/3                        Ladson, SC                 Ladson Fairground

Fri 4/8                          San Antonio, TX          Illusion Theater at Alamodome

Sat 4/9                         Corpus Christi, TX      Concrete Street Amphitheater

Sun 4/10                      Grand Prairie, TX        Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Tue 4/12                      Houston, TX                Reliant Arena

Wed 4/13                    Wichita Falls, TX         Kay Yeager Coliseum

Fri 4/15                        Belton, TX                   Bell County Expo Center

Sat 4/16                       Lubbock, TX                LoneStar Amphitheater

Sun 4/17                      El Paso, TX                 El Paso County Coliseum

Tue 4/19                      Tulsa, OK                    Tulsa Convention Center Arena

Thur 4/21                     Park City, KS              Hartman Arena

Fri 4/22                        Springfield, MO           Shrine Mosque

Fri 4/29                        New York, NY              Hammerstein Ballroom

Sat 4/30                       Bangor, ME                 Bangor Waterfront

Sun 5/1                        Uncasville, CT             Mohegan Sun Arena

Tennis Anyone?

MIXTAPE: Tennis Mixtape for International Tapes

Two on a big ocean.

Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore met while studying philosophy in college. The two agreed that upon graduating they would sell their collective possessions and leave behind their lives in Denver. They planned to buy a small sailboat and spend the next year living aboard and traveling exclusively under sail. For years this dream was carefully nurtured while preparations were made. Learning to sail and selecting a boat is difficult to accomplish from a landlocked state. Their nautical self-education consisted of a steady diet of how-to books and videos.

They were motivated by stories shared by sailors like Joshua Slocum, or Lin and Larry Pardey. On a sailboat minimalism transcends efficiency. There are no schedules, no agendas, or the many concerns that come with modern life. A sailor cares only for the direction of the wind and the condition of the water. Riley and Moore did not want their perception of the world to be shaped by spreadsheets, or facts gleaned in classrooms. They wanted a life of experience unmediated by people or things, a life of intimate participation with their environment. Cell phones, television, household appliances, the conveniences of modern life were traded for simplicity and contentment. A return to evenings spent indulging in the profound silence of the remotest regions, far from the yellowy glow of civilization.

Voyaging along the North Atlantic coastline for seven months at an average speed of five miles an hour lends itself to reordering one’s priorities. The long way is the beautiful one. The hard way is the most rewarding. Two years after completing their 2500 nautical mile voyage, Riley and Moore’s experience has led them to seek out a new endeavor. Their music bears the mark of months spent alone with the sea and each other. It is tinged with the sweet affection of new lovers. It bears the uncluttered aesthetic of time spent in remote and uninhabited regions. Their music is a modest attempt to translate an old truth rediscovered.

TENNIS on Tour:

01/27 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT !

01/28 Neurolux – Boise, ID !&

01/29 Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR !

01/31 Media Club – Vancouver, BC !

02/01 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA #!

02/03 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA #!

02/04 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA #!

02/05 Tin Can Ale House – San Diego, CA #!

02/07 Hotel Congress – Tucson, AZ !

02/08 Rhythm Room – Tempe, AZ !

02/10 Hi Dive – Denver, CO !

02/17 Jackpot – Lawrence, KS @

02/18 Slowdown Jr. – Omaha, NE @

02/19 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN @

02/21 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI @

02/22 Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL @

02/25 Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ONT @

02/26 Il Motore – Montreal, QC @

02/27 Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA @

02/28 Great Scott – Allston, MA @

03/02 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY *@

03/03 Bell House – Brooklyn, NY *@

03/04 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA *@

03/05 Rock ‘n Roll Hotel – Washington, DC *@

03/07 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC *@

03/08 Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC *@

03/10 The Basement – Nashville, TN *@

03/11 The Earl – Atlanta, GA *

03/12 The Social – Orlando, FL *$

03/13 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL *$

03/15 Parish @ House of Blues – New Orleans, LA *

03/16 – 20 SXSW Austin, TX

Alter Bridge AB III USA Spring Tour – First Dates Announced

Alter Bridge are back at it again! Today the band announced a new set of Spring Tour Dates for North America.

This time around Black Stone Cherry will be supporting them on tour.  You can check out the review, setlist, and photos from their winter stop in Chicago here.

Alter Bridge Tour Dates:

4/21 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater – All Ages – Public On Sale 2/11 – Tickets will be sold through

4/23 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues – Ages 18+ Only – Public On Sale 2/4 – Tickets sold through Ticketmaster

4/24 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom – All Ages – Public On Sale 2/6 – Tickets sold through Ticketmaster

4/27 Anaheim, CA – The Grove of Anaheim – All Ages – Public On Sale 2/5 – Tickets sold through Ticketmaster

4/29 Magna, UT – The Great Salt Air – All Ages – Public On Sale 2/4 – Tickets will be sold through

4/30 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre – Ages 16+ Only – Public On Sale 2/5 – Tickets sold through Ticketmaster

5/2 & 5/3 Chicago, IL – House of Blues – All Ages – Public On Sale 2/4 – Tickets will be sold through

5/8 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA – All Ages – Public On Sale 2/4 – Tickets sold through Ticketmaster

5/10 Knoxville, TN – Valarium – Ages 18+ Only – Public On Sale 2/4 – Tickets will be sold through the following link only

5/11 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom – Ages 18+ Only – Public On Sale 2/4 – Tickets will be sold through

5/12 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s – Ages 21+ Only – Public On Sale 2/4 – Tickets through Ticketmaster

5/17 Worcester, MA – The Palladium – All Ages – Public On Sale 2/4 – Tickets will be sold through

5/19 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater – Ages 16+ Only – Public On Sale 2/4 – Tickets sold through Ticketmaster

Apocalyptica Premiere New Video For “Not Strong Enough” on

Finland’s legendary orchestral rock band and Jive recording artist, Apocalyptica, are currently premiering the video for their latest single “Not Strong Enough” (Click to view video) on AOL Noisecreep.  The song which includes vocals by Doug Robb of Hoobastank is the follow-up to the hit single “End of Me,” which featured vocals by Gavin Rossdale. Other guests on their latest album, 7th Symphony, are Lacey from Flyleaf, Gojira’s Joe Duplantier, and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo. Aside from the vocal tracks, the album features the group’s most dynamic symphonic instrumentals to date.

Apocalyptica‘s North American tour will launch March 3rd in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the Culture Room and run through March 27th in Dallas, TX at the House Of Blues. Apocalyptica will be touring in support of, 7th Symphony, which came out August 24th and debuted at No. 31 on the Billboardalbum chart. Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age) produced the majority of the record and Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach) produced an additional two tracks.

Apocalyptica’s 2010 North American dates are as follows:

March 3                         Fort Lauderdale, FL                          Culture Room

March 4                         Tampa, FL                                       Ritz Ybor

March 5                         Lake Buena Vista, FL                       House Of Blues

March 7                         Nashville, TN                                    Cannery Ballroom

March 8                         Flint, MI                                           The Machine Shop

March 9                         London, ON                                      Cowboy’s

March 10                       Montreal, QC                                     Metropolis

March 11                       Ottawa, ON                                       Bronson Centre

March 12                       Clifton Park, NY                                 Northern Lights

March 13                       Washington, DC                                9:30 Club

March 15                       Hartford, CT                                       Webster Theatre

March 16                       Allentown, PA                                    Crocodile Rock Café

March 17                       Sayreville, NJ                                     Starland Ballroom

March 18                       Richmond, VA                                   The National

March 19                       Greenville, SC                                    The Handlebar

March 20                       Knoxville, TN                                      Valarium

March 21                       Mobile, AL                                         Soul Kitchen

March 23                       Houston, TX                                       House Of Blues

March 24                       New Orleans, LA                                House Of Blues

March 25                       Corpus Christi, TX                              House Of Rock

March 26                       San Antonio, TX                                 White Rabbit

March 27                       Dallas, TX                                          House Of Blues

Boy George Returns with ORDINARY ALIEN on 2/1/11, out on Ultra Music!

Pop icon Boy George is poised to release his first artist album in more than ten years. Following a non-stop, sell-out European tour with ‘Night Of The Proms’ in 2010 where George performed to over 15,000 fans a night, one of the World’s most recognizable figures is officially back on mainstream music’s radar for good.

Ordinary Alien is an accomplished collection of tracks featuring Boy GeorgeKinky Roland’s faultless mod-pop production. As songwriters and all-round creative entities, Boy George and Kinky Roland have worked closely over the past fifteen years and Ordinary Alien is born out of this relationship – the pair are renowned for their seemingly never-ending surplus of quality material.

If Boy George isn’t writing then he is simply not Boy George – moving into 2011 and in light of this huge body of work, Boy George is determined to be the recognized as the talented musician he is. Ordinary Alien is the rise of George again – releasing fresh music to the World and chipping away at his craft as a writer, a singer, and a successful producer.

Originating from Berlin, Kinky Roland has been producing top selling tracks and remixes with some of the biggest names in Dance Music – BananaramaS’Express with Mark MooreRoland Sebastian Faber (aube records), Mini Legend, Starcluster (with Keen K on aube records), Marc AlmondMark MooreJonny SlutGlen GregoryFran,Princess JuliaGene SereneJohn Taylor; and of course Boy George.

Boy George first shot to international stardom in the 1980s as the front man of one of the UK’s biggest exports –Culture Club, who are re-uniting in 2012 for a Word tour to celebrate the group’s 30th Anniversary. He has sold over 50 million albums and has had top 10 hits in every country.  Singer, actor, DJ, artist, photographer, fashion designer, he has constantly reinvented himself and remains today one of the world’s most recognisable iconic figures. Having recently recorded a track for Mark Ronson’s album ‘The Business International’, George and Mark are appearing together at London’s The Roundhouse on February 16th 2011! Boy George will be releasing lead single “Amazing Grace” in two parts, with part 1 out this week! “Amazing Grace”, which was written by Boy George, John Themis & Kinky Roland was produced and mixed by The Sharp Boys. While the first release of “Amazing Grace” features remixes from Kurd Maverick, Sharp Boys, and a variety more- the second part will drop Feb 2nd and includes not only an acoustic mix of the track, but 4 additional remixes!

In the meantime, be sure to check out Part 1 of “Amazing Grace”, as well as the stunning and colorful video for the track:
Boy George’s ‘Ordinary Alien’ is released digitally by Ultra Music, on February 1 2011

1 Turn 2 Dust
2 Yes We Can
3 Brand New
4 Amazing Grace
5 Don’t Wanna See Myself
6 If I Were You
7 Go Your Own Way
8 Time Machine (iTunes only)
9 Here Come The Girls – feat Ave D
10 Seconds feat Phillip Something
11 Psychology Of The Dreamer (iTunes only)
12 Sanitized (iTunes only)
13 After Dark
14 Kill The A&R
15 Human Racing
16 Look Pon U

Boy George Online:

Boy George’s Official SiteMyspace

DELUKA Announce U.S. Tour & NYC Shows!

Hot on the heels of an incredible year that saw the release of their electrifying debut album, You Are the Night, Brooklyn-by-way-of-Birmingham band Deluka have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour with Fefe Dobson. Set to kick off in Pittsburg, PA on February 14th, the string of dates at Hard Rock venues across the country will be preceded by select New York City shows in early February.

Hotly tipped by NME and Dazed and Confused in their native UK, Deluka showed the US what all the fuss is about with the release of their debut full-length album, You Are the Night (Vel/RED),in late 2010. Enthusiastically embraced stateside as one of the year’s most exciting debuts, Deluka catapulted onto dance floors with their lead single “Cascade” which spent nine weeks on the Top 100 Alternative chart. The band is preparing for the release of their second single, “OMFG” as well as a music video to debut in mid-February 2011. Lead by magnetic front woman Ellie InnocentiDeluka is known to pack venues with their floor shaking live shows and raucous DJ sets. Stay tuned for additional tour dates and plans at SXSW 2011.

Praise for Deluka:

“Female fronted, attitude laced electro tunes.” – Filter

“Ellie Innocenti is the next balls-out sex symbol front woman, right up there with the likes of The Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O, and Metric’s Emily Haines.” – Venuszine

“Girl-charged electro-skuzz punk, akin to Ladytron snacking on The Killers for brunch.”  – NME

“An example of pop music at its most fun: dancy, noisy, and carried by a decent hook.” Bust

“Disco- Electro- Indi- New Wave a la early Duran Duran.” – Women’s Wear Daily

U.S. Tour Dates:

2/3/11                   Brooklyn, NY @ the Bell House (w. Does It Offend You, Yeah?)

2/5/11                   New York, NY @ Rockbar

2/14/11                Pittsburg, PA @ Hard Rock

2/15/11                Columbus, OH @ CD101 Big Room

2/16/11                Chicago, IL @ Hard Rock

2/17/11                Indianapolis, IN @ Hard Rock

2/18/11                Louisville, KY @ Hard Rock

2/20/11                St. Louis, MO @ NACA

2/22/11                Nashville, TN @ Hard Rock

2/27/11                Baltimore, MD @ Hard Rock

2/28/11                Philadelphia, PA @ Hard Rock

3/2/11                   Detroit, MI @ Hard Rock

3/5/11                   New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Linkin Park Brings a Thousand Suns to Chicago

Linkin Park
United Center – Chicago, IL

Linkin Park is:

Chester Bennington – vocals
Rob Bourdon – drums
Brad Delson – lead guitar
David “Phoenix” Farrell – bass guitar
Joseph “Mr.” Hahn – turntables, keyboard, samples
Mike Shinoda – vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboard

This night belonged to Linkin Park and only Linkin Park for several reasons.  The opening band Does It Offend You, Yeah? had several technical difficulties in their short set along with poor lighting leaving the crowd scratching their heads, “Are we at a rock show?”  Sorry guys, but Yeah, I was offended.  The 2nd band, Pendulum fared much better with tons of energy, but still left me wanting an opening band that could rock hard.  Pendulum did a fair attempt at trying to cover Metallica’s “Master of Puppet,” but lacked the punch of a rock classic this song is.

After a quick turn-around Linkin Park hit the stage to a huge cheer and roar from the crowd.  They opened with “The Requiem” before launching into “Faint.”

Most of the first half of the set was from third and fourth album, with a few from the 2nd album. Even with the slower tempo songs, they held the audience in their hands singing all the newer songs and swaying to the electronic beats.


The stars of the show were Mike Shinoda & Chester Bennington, both taking turns to sing, and at times, playing the drums, guitars and synthesizers. Shinoda’s raps sounded like they were pulled off a hip-hop beat and then off to his smooth vocals.   He even went falsetto and sounding like a small child.  Chester prowled around the stage, jumping up and down and at one point went into the crowd to sing.  When a crowd surfer came close, he grabbed his hand and pulled him close to sing/scream.

Towards the encore, Mr. Hahn was having some technical problems with his turntable, but that did not stop him from having fun and doing funny moves on his platform.  Towards the end of the show, they finally played “In the End,” from one of their biggest albums, Hybrid Theory, followed byBleed It Out” to end the set.    They came out and did a six song encore that reminded me of the old Linkin Park with mosh pits forming and the crowd jumping up and down as they played the older tunes to finish off the show.



The band itself is very tight after so many years on the road and they all play different instruments throughout the show.   By far one of the better concerts of the year but kept wishing I saw them when they toured with the first album.
Set List is:

The Requiem/The Radiance (end with Savio Speech)
Lying from you
Given Up
What I’ve Done

No More Sorrow
From the Inside (w/long Intro)
Jornada Del Muerto
Waiting for the End

The Catalyst
Shadow of the Day
In the End
Bleed it Out

Empty Spaces
When they come for me
New Divide
One Step Closer

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written by Peter Lizano



The Dirty Heads Tour Dates

California alternative rockers The Dirty Heads have announced 2011 early spring tour dates. Known for their seamless blend of rock, hip hop and reggae, the Dirty Heads were chosen as one of Rolling Stone magazine’s Best New Bands of 2010 and are ready to take 2011 by storm. Their smash hit “Lay Me Down”, from their debut Any Port in a Storm (iTunes), is the longest-running #1 song by an independent artist at alternative radio, while their second single “Stand Tall” is also holding steady on the Billboard rock charts.  The band will begin their US trek on Friday, March 4th in Sacramento, CA at the Ace of Spades and end back on the West Coast on Saturday, May 8th in San Francisco, CA at The Fillmore.  The Dirty Heads will be joined on the road by high-energy rockers New Politics, listed as one of MTV’s Artists to Watch in 2011.  See below for a list of confirmed tour stops, and to get the latest details and purchase tickets visit or find them on Facebook and MySpace. Tickets go on sale this weekend.

Formed in 2003 out of Huntington Beach, CA, The Dirty Heads released their debut album, Any Port In A Storm in September of 2008. Through The Eleven Seven Music Group, the band released enhanced versions of their album in territories such as the UK and Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia, Australia, Mexico and more in 2010.  Produced by Steve Fox and Stan Frazier and mixed by Beastie Boys’ producer Mario C., the album features one of the last recorded performances from legendary Beatles collaborator Billy Preston.  The Dirty Heads were also among the first bands featured on YouTube’s Raw Session.

The Dirty Heads 2011 Tour Dates:

4    Sacramento, CA            Ace of Spades
5    Chico, CA                     The Senator Theatre
7    Seattle, WA                   El Corazon
8    Portland, OR                 Hawthorne Theatre
9    Boise, ID                      Knitting Factory Concert House
12   Denver, CO                   The Summit Music Hall
15   Omaha, NE                   Slowdown
16   Milwaukee, WI               Turner Hall
17   Chicago, IL                   House of Blues
18   Detroit, MI                     St. Andrew’s Hall
21   Cleveland, OH               House of Blues
22   Pittsburgh, PA              Altar Bar
23   Boston, MA                  Paradise Rock Club
24   New York, NY                Irving Plaza
25   Philadelphia, PA            Theatre of the Living Arts

12   Allentown, PA               Crocodile Rock
13   Lancaster, PA               The Chameleon
14   Baltimore, MD               Ram’s Head Live
19   Atlanta, GA                   Masquerade
21   Orlando, FL                   House of Blues
27   New Orleans, LA            House of Blues

5    San Diego, CA              House of Blues
6    Los Angeles, CA           House of Blues
7    Anaheim, CA                 House of Blues
8    San Francisco, CA        The Fillmore

For more information on The Dirty Heads, please visit

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Abbey Pub Listings


Every Tues… PaulStar Jam/Open Mic. Hosted by Paul Allodi -8:30pm. Free

Every Sun… Longest Running Traditional Irish Session with Devin Shepherd – 4pm. Free
$3 Guinness. and-Shut Up & Laugh….comedy that will make you laugh your sass off. 730pm.

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

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

*All shows are 21+ at the Abbey Pub* [Read more…]

New Shows at Belly Up

Belly Up Logo San DiegoJANUARY

Wednesday, January 26 DAVID LINDLEY w/ Roy Ruiz Clayton 8pm $20 adv / $22 DOS
*Seated Show*

Friday, January 28 Happy Hour – ATOMIC GROOVE 5:30-8pm $5 ga

Friday, January 28 MICHAEL ROSE w/The Devastators & DJ Carlos Culture 9pm $22 adv / $24 DOS

Saturday, January 29 THE CURED w/ Murmur (REM tribute) & INXS-IVE to open (INXS tribute)
9pm $12 adv / $14 DOS

Sunday, January 30 “Acoustic moe.” 8pm $25 adv / $27 DOS


Metro * Smart Bar * Double Door

Saturday, March 5: Metro & Uncommon Ground Welcome Sustainable Sound Series…. CLOUDBIRDS * ALGEBRO * MORE TBA * plus a CABARET STAGE: Bone and Bell
Thursday, May 5: YACHT


Wednesday, January 26: In Smart Bar… Acid Test All Vinyl Experience with DJs…MIXWELL HOUSE * KARL ALMARIA * TYREL WILLIAMS * BLUE-J * JULIAN PENA * STEPHEN P
FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: House, Techno

Thursday, January 27: In Smart Bar… Abstract Science and present a SUBFIX regional showcase with…PAH JE * ALEX HENDRIX * KABZ * GEECEE
$5 / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: dubstep

Friday, January 28: In Smart Bar…?UESTLOVE * MAJOR TAYLOR * INTEL
$20 / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: Hip Hop, Turntablism

$11 / All Ages / Doors: 5:30PM / Show: 6:30PM

Saturday, January 29: American Gothic Productions Presents…NOCTURNA with DJ SCARY LADY SARAH
$10 / 18 & Over / Doors: 11:30PM / Show: 11:30PM

Saturday, January 29: In Smart Bar…BEHROUZ * DINO G
$10 before midnight, $15 after ($7 before midnight with text or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Tech House, Progressive House

$2, FREE with industry check stub or industry card (FREE with text or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: Disco, Nu-Disco

follow the jump for more shows on sale now! [Read more…]

He’ll Make you Laugh, He’ll Make You Angry, but Most of All, He’ll Freak You Out!

L-R Scott, Joe Diamond, Tom Kief, Lisa Taylor

The morning started as Joe Diamond, a paranormal magician, boggled the minds of Tom Kief and Lisa Tyler from The Tom and Lisa Morning Show on 95 WIIL ROCK in Wisconsin.  Joe sealed up a card in an envelope for Lisa.  He asked Lisa to cut through one of the cards in a full deck to read her future. After telling her about her future, he took it one step further by having the card in the envelope and the one she cut in the deck  match.  It’s priceless to hear the amazement of the radio DJ’s with his stunts.

Joe also performed an audience trick and it involved pointing fingers.  Joe had everyone start with their ring finger and fate would decide which finger they would end up pointing with.  I guess everyone is great with their fingers because Joe guess exactly which finger the audience, and DJs, ended up on. In true Tom Kief fashion, Tom told Joe which finger he should have everyone end up on when the trick ends. I think you can use your imagination as which finger that would be.

Joe also has a knack for guessing cards. He amazed Tom, Lisa, and Duco by naming all the cards Duco picked and held in his hands.  Joe doesn’t miss a beat and hopefully he’ll duck when Tom tries to lay the beat down on him.

The final act on the radio was the bending act! Joe had listeners  bending metal objects in their car and in their house.  It turns out that the average “Joe” can actually bend metal! The hilarity ensued with Tom and Lisa continuing to not believe what was before their eyes.  Video will be posted soon!

Tomorrow night 95 WIIL Rock present Joe Diamond at the FUEL Room at Austin’s Saloon in Libertyville.  Tickets are only $15 and include Comedian Jimmy McHugh and Tom Kief as MC for the night. This is a 21 and over show.  If you’ve heard Joe on 95 WIIL Rock you haven’t experienced anything yet until you see the show.

Free Music Download: Mad Decent’s Bosco Delrey Remix of “Evil Lives”

Mad Decent’s Bosco Delrey premiered a remix of “Evil Lives” yesterday.

You can download the remix here:

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KT Tunstall Performs Glamour Puss & Come on, Get In

KT Tunstall recently performed on Jimmy Kimmel.  Check out her live renditions of “Glamour Puss” and “Come on, Get In.”  Both songs are off her newest album, Tiger Suit.

Glamour Puss

Come on, Get In

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Free Music Download: GAME’s “Purp & Patron” Mixtape

It’s an insane (I mean insanely large) mixtape from an artist. You can download the massive mixtape here.

Disc 1

L.A Times – produced by Ervin “EP” Pope
In My ’64 f. Pharrell & Snoop Dogg – produced by The Neptunes
Soo Woo f. Lil Wayne – produced by Bink
Living Better Now d. Detail & Tools – produced by DJ Shake
R.I.P Story – produced by Nottz
Purp & Patron Sam Hook & Menance & TD – produced by DJ Shake
I’m the King (remix) f. Mistah FAB & The Jacka – produced by 1500 Or Nothin’

Taylor Made f. Wiz Khalifa – produced by Che Vicious

Children’s Story – produced by Ervin “EP” Pope
Dead – produced by 1500 Or Nothin’
Ferrari Lifestyle f. Fabolous – Produced by D.A Dorman

The Kill – produced by Cool & Dre
Heart Breaker f. Rev Burke – produced by RZA
Purp & Yellow SKEETOX remix f. Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa


Burn NY f. Mysonne – produced by City Mike
Bad Intentions – produced by DJ Shake
Khaki Suit – produced by T-Pain
Wonderful World – produced by DJ Shake
Ashed to Ashes f. Rick Ross
Dedicated f. Pharrell – produced by the Neptunes
Soft Rhodes f. Ashanti – produced by Dr. Dre
I Just Want to Fuck – produced by Denaun Porter
187 f. Lil Boosie
Whip It d. Fabulous – produced by DJ Haze
Favorite DJ remix f. Clinton Sparks, Jim Jones – produced by Green Lantern
Supastar f. Ashley Cole & Mike Epps – produced by Evin “EP” Pope
Can A Drummer Get Some f. Travis Barker, Swizz Beats, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross
History f. Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, KRS One – produced by “EP”
The Ocean f. Dr. Dre – produced by Dr Dre and Che Vicious

DANCE GAVIN DANCE just released a new song from upcoming album Downtown Battle Mountain II. Check it here….

DANCE GAVIN DANCE just released a new song from their upcoming album Downtown Battle Mountain II. Go here to listen to “Heat Seeking Ghost of Sex”:

The new album is in stores March 8th via Rise Records.  Catch the band on a full US tour this March and April, then the UK in May and finishing up the summer playing every date of Warped Tour.

Choose Trapt’s Next Single with New Facebook App!

Platinum-selling rock band debuts new Facebook application

Multi-Platinum rock band TRAPT has just released a new Facebook application that offers their fans something new and special. This application not only allows fans to stream their entire current album No Apologies, but it also has a feature that allows fans to pick the album’s next single.

View the app here:

Over the past decade, TRAPT has scored a string of hits, beginning with 2002’s  Billboard alternative song of the decade “Headstrong” and continuing through “Sound Off”, the lead single from No Apologies.

Anyone who installs the app to their Facebook  profile will be able to vote on which song from No Apologies TRAPT takes to the radio airwaves next. This is one of the first times that a major artist has allowed their fans to control something this important through a social media platform. When the application is shared, it leaves a message on the user’s news stream (viewable to all their friends) stating that they have just voted for TRAPT’s new single. Fans can also use the application to view TRAPT’s upcoming tour dates.

No Apologies was released last October and debuted in the Top Ten of Billboard’s Rock Albums chart.

The members of TRAPT are: Chris Taylor Brown (lead vocals), Peter Charell (bass) Aaron Montgomery (drums) and Robb Torres (lead guitar).

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Hollywood Undead Free Download


Hollywood Undead are giving fans a taste of their new music from their upcoming album, American Tragedy, by offering a free download of the track “Comin’ In Hot.” Fans can get the free download now at The new album hits stores this Spring in March.  Across this album and tour, the band members sport new masks, and they’re giving fans a taste of how the new faces were conceived and created in a “Making Of…” video, which features makeup/special effects artist, Jerry Constantine.

Don’t miss your chance to check out Hollywood Undead on “The Nightmare After Christmas” Tour with Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, and New Medicine. For more information regarding dates and ticketing, as well as updates on the release of their latest record, American Tragedy, make sure to check out Also, don’t forget to check out the bands Facebook page for more updates and news as well!

ILL Nino brings Latin Metal to Milwaukee

ILL Nino
The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

ILL Nino is:

Cristian Machado – lead vocals
Dave Chavarri – drums
Lazaro Pina – bass guitars
Ahrue Luster – lead guitars
Daniel Couto – percussion
Diego Verduzco – rhythm guitars

What could be the coldest night this year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ILL Nino turned the heat up with some molten metal.

Rapper Wiz Khalif played in the sold out Eagles Ballroom, which is in the huge ballroom upstairs and then there were more bands playing at the Rave’s other side stages. This left ILL Nino the basement stage to perform.

With a smaller crowd for this show, it did not stop the fans from banging their heads and making themselves heard for the “Restore the Insanity” tour featuring Ekotren, Fashion Bomb, Anew Revolution and headliner, ILL Nino.

ILL Nino opened the set with “If You Still Hate Me.” Throughout the night, percussion sounds of Latin America were thrown into a mixture of Spanglish and metal, proving why ILL Nino is known as one of the best Latin Metal bands out there today. One of the best guitar players in metal, Ahrue Luster and Cristian Machado, doing vox that include growls, screams, and melodic vocals prove that you can’t count them out after ten years in the business and two management changes – to the one they call home, now Victory Records.

ILL Nino played over an hour set and 16 to 19 songs were available to choose from each night. The crowd was in it from the start, with the middle being reserved for the moshers.

For Metal fans out there, don’t miss this tour when it comes around your town.

Check out our interview with ILL Nino:


Hate Me
Te Amo
I Am Loco
This is War
Lifelss Life
God is for the Dead
God save Us
When it Cuts
How Can I

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written by Peter Lizano

ILL Nino Talks Songwriting, Possible albums, and Victory Records

Peter Lizano talks with ILL Nino in Milwaukee, WI. They clear the air about their trouble with labels, a possible acoustic album and much more.

The Concretes at Bowery Ballroom

The Concretes
Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

Twas a bitter, bitter winter’s night in New York City, but Sweden’s The Concretes defrosted the crowd like a good mug of glögg. The kids were bopping to the jaunty tunes of their latest album WYWH, “All Day” and “Good Evening”, as well as back catalog favorites like “Say Something New”.  Former drummer Lisa Milberg has taken over the uneviable task of replacing the lead vocals from the departed Victoria Bergsman (Taken By Trees).  The two tackle songs in a slightly different approach.  While Bergsman sang with a pang of effortless emotion, Milberg relishes the spotlight and brings a light hearted chirp.  WYWM is a bit of a departure from past albums with more emphasis on dance synths, which lends to Milberg’s delivery.  Lisa can also bring it down a notch to melancholy, as she demonstrated with her rendition of “I Wish We’d Never Met”.

This reviewer has quite the affinity to Ms. Bergsman, but I must say Ms. Milberg wins over the latter with her stage presence.  While Victoria would shy away from eye contact, Lisa engaged the New York audience praising the city for having the best dogs.   Alas, don’t expect a transatlantic move for The Concretes.  Lisa confessed she could not handle the copious mimosas at breakfast everyday.

The concert culminated with an encore, in which Lisa covered Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s “Military Madness”.  As if that was not enough of a treat, they played old favorite “You Can’t Hurry Love” after title track “WYWH”.  The Concretes are on the upswing post-Bergsman.  Though they probably will always be the former band of Victoria Bergsman, they are craving out a new chapter for the evolving band.

For a Good Time Call Brad!

Brad Paisley – H2O Frozen Over Tour
Resch Center – Green Bay, WI

All Photos by Paul Weber

Ok so the big news from last night was some quarterback from a certain football team that’s going to lose on Sunday joined Brad onstage for “Still a Guy.” Yeah…Go Bears!

Now that that is out of the way, Brad’s H2O Frozen Over Tour kicked off in Green Bay last night. Brad sure didn’t disappoint especially with stage presence and pleasing his fans. There was a catwalk in the middle of the stage along with two mini runways off to each side of the stage. The two runways on the side of the stages actually dipped into the crowd. For those who purchased floor tickets looked very happy as Brad, with guitar in hand, walked right into the crowd on the floor.

The stage antics didn’t end there. The show also featured a life-size puppet of Brad. In true Paisley form, the videos that running on the back screens as he plays are down-right-out hilarious, thus the puppet. You’ll understand when you purchase your ticket and head to the show.

Brad also brought a pool along that was turned into a stage. For those die-hard, yet on a budget, Paisley fans, there isn’t a bad seat in the house, and Brad makes sure of that with all the ramps and the pool stage near the back of the arena. The man knows how to put on a show.

During the set Brad tells the crowd he’s bringing the tour back for the summer. He also called Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney “Wusses” for not playing Green Bay in the winter. Brad also paid tribute to the Packers in one of the video montages. I guess there is a reason why they completely skipped over Chicago, because I don’t know how he would explain himself. I kid….maybe. As mentioned before Aaron Rodgers did join Brad onstage for “Still a Guy.” Aarron looked lost trying to keep up with the singing. He eventually gave up and just started hi-fiving the crowd. I wouldn’t quit your day job Aaron, oh I take that back! Maybe you should and before Sunday please.

Did I mention it was in the negatives outside last night? This was truly the “Frozen Over Tour.”

Don’t forget to check out photos from his openers Darius Rucker and Jerrod Niemann.

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Brad on the H2O Frozen Over Tour:

View Brad Paisley tour dates from Eventful

Motörhead to Rock Congress Theater Saturday, February 19th with Clutch & Valiant Thorr

Motörhead to Rock Congress Theater Saturday, February 19th with Clutch & Valiant Thorr!

Motörhead have never just been the best rock’n’roll band in the world. They’ve never just been the loudest. Or the hardest. Or the toughest. Or the bad-ass-est. No… Motörhead are also a lifestyle. Motörhead are a mindset, a belief, a way to live your life, a way to both survive and beat a society that sometimes seems intent on trying to grind you down.

In celebration of their latest album, The World Is Yours, out February 8th and the new documentary, Lemmy, Motörhead hit the road and will thunder into the Congress Theater on Saturday, February 19th with Clutch and Valiant Thorr on board. There are those who feel that Motörhead is the essential influence for all modern metal – the live show is an electrifying must-see.

Motörhead have chosen in what might be some of the most tense times in recent global history, to release a hell-raising, rebel-rousing rock’n’roll statement known as The World Is Yours.Written and performed by Lemmy Kilmister, Philip Campbell and Mikkey Dee in both Los Angeles, CA and Wales, with production once again by Cameron Webb, The World Is Yours serves to remind everyone that you should never stop questioning or critiquing a society that would surely chew you up and spit you if given half a chance. And with 10 soul-scorching testaments to the unbridled power this world-famous trio continually maintain, The World Is Yours delivers some of the finest, most important Motormusic yet.

On instant classics such as ‘Get Back In Line’, Kilmister thunders that ‘The way we are is not the way we used to be my friend’, and ‘We are trapped in luxury, starving on parole, no-one told us who to love, we have sold our souls’ , whilst on ‘Brotherhood Of Man’ Kilmister roars ‘You cannot hide the truth from me I know what’s in your heart, greed and jealousy each equal, all your days now dark’. And with the defiant, uproarious ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Music’ , Kilmister and co remind everyone that ‘rock’n’roll music is the true religion’ and ‘rock’n’roll even gonna set you free, make the lame walk and the blind see’…

With The World Is Yours the band have triumphed over adversity to produce an absolute stormer in this, their 35th year as THE greatest, loudest and just plain goddam coolest band around.

If that isn’t enough, the critically-acclaimed documentary about Motörhead’s iconic founding-frontman, titled LEMMY, which has been tearing up the worldwide film festival circuit from New York to Melbourne to London and beyond, will premiere nationally in January. “We don’t fit into anything!” roars founder and heartbeat Lemmy Kilmister,”the only thing we fit into is ‘Motörhead’ because we are Motörhead music and that’s what we do!”

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Darius, Country Looks Good on You!

Darius Rucker (Opener for Brad Paisley on the H2O Frozen Over Tour)
Resch Center – Green Bay, WI

All Photos by Paul Weber

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It’s never easy making a transition in life especially when that transition is moving from mainstream rock to country music. I’ve read the articles poking fun at Darius and I’ve heard all the Hootie jokes, but look who has the last laugh.  Darius recently released his second country album Charleston, SC 1966. The album debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Albums Chart at #1 with over 100,000 album sold in the first week. If that weren’t enough, the first single from that album, “Come Back Song,” has also reached the #1 spot on the Billboard and Mediabase Country Singles Charts, making this his fourth #1 hit since his release of Learn To Live in 2008. He’s performed at Stagecoach back in 2008 and now he’s the opener for Brad Paisley on the winter leg of the H2O Frozen Over Tour.

Darius walked on the stage at Resch Center in Green Bay last night to a standing ovation.  Darius looked country, walked country, and sang country.   He even had the females in the crowd swooning as he took to the catwalk singing “Purple Rain.”  He also had a few sly dance moves that hypnotized the ladies.  Watch out! Maybe Darius should have put on his cowboy boots years ago.

Darius did perform Hooties biggest hits such as “Let Her Cry,” “Only Want to Be with You,” and “Hold My Hand.”  The fans loved it, but if he didn’t play them I don’t think they would have been disappointed.  The fans were already singing along to “Alright” and the “Come Back Song.”  It was the Hank Williams Jr. Cover of “Family Tradition” that set a permanent bond with Darius and his fans the Resch.  It also solidified his status in the country music family.


Only Want to Be with You
Don’t Think I Don’t Think About it
The Craziest Thing
Let Her Cry
Be Wary of a Woman
It Won’t Be Like This for Long
Hold Me Hand
Family Tradition (Cover)
Come Back Song
Purple Rain

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