In Photos: Chevelle at Rocklahoma 2012

Rocklahoma 2012
Pryor, OK

All photos by Dan DeSlover – Concert Capture

Chevelle played the Main Stage on Rocklahoma’s first of three days of pure rock.   They were joined on the bill alongside Adelitas Way, Cavo, Slash, and Creed.

Chevelle has a new album out now called Hat’s Off To The Bull, which is available to purchase here.

Photos from Chevelle’s set at Rocklahoma 2012:

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In Photos: Redlight King at Rocklahoma

Redlight King
Pryor, OK

All photos by Dan DeSlover – Concert Capture

The Hamilton, Ontario rock band, Redlight King, helps kick off opening day of Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma. Other rock acts set to take the stage Friday are Adelitas Way, Cavo, Chevelle, Creed,Slash, P.O.D., and Creed.

Redlight King is currently out on tour promoting their newest release, Something for the Pain, which is available now on iTunes.

Photos from Redlight King’s set:

Redlight King Tour Dates:

May 25 2012       Pryor, OK       Fever Music Festival Grounds
May 26 2012       Columbia, MO       The Blue Note        6:00 PM
May 27 2012        Pryor, OK        Rocklahoma 2012       6:00 PM
Jun 02 2012        Anthony, KS        Muddy Water Music Festival        6:00 PM
Jun 05 2012        Abilene, TX        Lucky Mule Saloon       6:00 PM
Jun 09 2012       Dallas, TX       South Side Music Hall
Jun 12 2012        Shreveport, LA       Riverside Warehouse        6:00 PM
Jun 28 2012        Chattanooga, TN        Track 29        6:00 PM
Jun 29 2012       Fort Wayne, IN       Piere’s       6:00 PM
Jul 01 2012       South Bend, IN       St Patricks Park
Jul 07 2012       Milwaukee, WI       Summerfest       6:00 PM
Jul 10 2012       South Burlington, VT       Higher Ground Ballroom
Jul 20 2012       Flint, MI        The Machine Shop        6:00 PM
Sep 01 2012       Hershey, PA       Hersheypark Stadium      6:00 PM

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The Shins Headline Lollapalooza 2012

The Shins promo

The Shins were formed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but are now based in Portland, Oregon. Their new album, Port of Morrow, was just released this past March. This spring they snagged the coveted spot on SNL along with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and David Letterman. Their massive 2012 tour which covers North America, Japan, and the UK has been backed by singer/songwriter Richard Swift, Modest Mouse drummer Joe Plummer, Yuuki Matthews of Crystal Skulls and Jessica Dobson. Their big North American summer festival stop is at Lollapalooza on August 3rd! Check for ticket availability for Lollapalooza here.

The Shins’ “Rifle’s Spiral”

The Shins on Tour:

May 25      Les Schwab Amphitheatre     Bend, OR
May 26      Sasquatch Music Festival      George, WA
May 28     Red Butte Garden Amphitheater      Salt Lake City, UT
May 29     Red Rocks Amphitheatre       Morrison, CO
May 31    Harrah’s Council Bluffs      Council Bluffs. IA
June 01     Orpheum Theatre       Minneapolis, MN
June 02     LIVESTRONG Sporting Park       Kansas City, KS
June 04     The Pageant       St Louis, MO
June 05     LC Outdoor Pavilion       Columbus, OH
June 06    The Fillmore        Detroit, MI
June 08      Masonic Auditorium       Cleveland, OH
June 09      Iroquois Amphitheatre       Louisville, KY
June 10      Bonnaroo 2012       Manchester, TN
June 22      Lüften Festival      Frankfurt, Germany
June 23      Southside Festival      Neuhausen, Germany
June 24      Hurricane Festival       Scheessel, Germany
June 25      Große Freiheit     Hamburg, Germany
June 27      Hovefestival        Arendal, Norway
June 29      The Garden Party       Helsinki, Finland
June 30      Peace & Love Festival       Borlange, Sweden
July 05      Roskilde Festival       Roskilde, Denmark
July 23      Festival Hall      Melbourne, Australia
Jul y 25     Hordern Pavilion       Sydney, Australia
July 27     Splendour in the Grass Festival       Byron Bay, Australia
July 29     Fuji Rock Festival       Niigata, Japan
Aug 03     Lollapalooza 2012     Chicago, IL
Aug 04     Molson Amphitheatre       Toronto, CA
Aug 18      Pukkelpop 2012      Hasslet, Belgium
Aug 24      Rock En Seine      Paris, France
Aug 25      Richfield Avenue      Reading, UK
Aug 26     Bramham Park       Leeds, UK

Sharon Van Etten Plays Lollapalooza 2012

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten is experiencing one fantastic year! This talented singer/songwriter released her third album, Tramp, in February, played a series of sold-out shows, and has a slew of summer festivals planned for this year including Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Caldera Festival and ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror. These are just a few reasons why Sharon Van Etten is one of our top 12 acts to catch at Lollapalooza this summer! Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be a striking performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago this summer!

In addition to Lollapalooza, Sharon Van Etten will be touring with Tennis this summer in the US and Canada! The tour kicks off on July 31st. If you are in these cities on these dates you should come check it out!

07/31- Toronto, Ontario
08/02- Milwaukee, WI
08/04- Minneapolis, MN
08/07- Seattle, WA
08-08- Portland, OR
08-14- Solana Beach, CA
08-15- Phoenix, AZ
08-17- Salt Lake City, UT

Q&A with Ben Wells of Black Stone Cherry

Ben Weller Black Stone Cherry

Black Stone Cherry is a Kentucky based band that combines their Southern roots with some hints of Metal in it. Last time we spoke with them, they had just released their third studio album Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea which they continue to tour on this summer. They have been featured on major tours with sensations Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, and Nickelback and recently headlined a European tour.

Amy was able to speak with the band’s rhythm guitar player Ben Wells to preview their upcoming performance at Rock on the Range, where they will be taking the Main Stage on Sunday May 20th at the Columbus festival.

Amy: Last year, I spoke with Chris and he talked about how you guys love to go to Europe and how the fans embrace you in there. I know you just got off a European Tour. What was the highlight of that tour for you guys?

Ben: We did shows in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, and 14 shows in the UK and every single one was sold out. It was a pretty big accomplishment since we have been over there several tours and this was the first time we had one as big as it was. We just felt really good about that and they gave us a tour plaque to hang on our walls. That was pretty neat.

Amy: Are there any bands you are looking forward to seeing at Rock on the Range this year?

Ben: I know we are looking forward to seeing Rob Zombie. We really enjoy his show and we are good friends with John 5 who plays guitar for them. I can’t remember who else is playing that day, but I am sure there are tons of bands that we are looking forward to seeing.

Amy: I think Marilyn Manson is that day too?

Ben: I’m not a huge fan of his but I do like Rob Zombie.

To read more head over to The First 3 Songs! (Direct link to interview)

In Photos: Skrillex at the Hangout Music Festival 2012

Hangout Music Festival
Gulf Shores, Alabama

Skrillex Hangout Music Festival 2012

Skrillex performs at the 2012 Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Photos of his set and his fans are below.

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Summerfest Announces the Miller Lite Oasis Headliners for 2012!

Summerfest header 2012

It was just last month Summerfest announced their Grounds headliners including big names such as The Avett Brothers, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Joss Stone, and many more.  Today the festival released the headliners for the Miller Lite Oasis stage.  It consists of a diverse group of musicians from pop, DJs, to country music.  There is definitely something for everyone in this bunch.

June 27 10:00 pm Kool & the Gang
June 28 6:30 pm Josh Thompson (Country Throwdown Tour)
8:00 pm Rodney Atkins (Country Throwdown Tour)
10:00 pm Gary Allan (Country Throwdown Tour)
June 29 10:00 pm TBD
June 30 10:00 pm The Roots
July 1 10:00 pm Robyn
July 3 10:00 pm Joe Walsh
July 4 10:00 pm Ziggy Marley
July 5 10:00 pm TBD
July 6 6:30 pm Atmosphere
10:00 pm Paul Oakenfold
July 7 10:00 pm Cake
July 8 10:00 pm Sublime with Rome

For more information on Summerfest and Summerfest tickets, head over to:

The 2012 Lollapalooza Line-Up is HERE!

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Update 12:01 a.m. CST: The official announcement for Lollapalooza is in.

lollapalooza 2012 lineup

Update: The Sun-Times article is currently not loading…or alas it has been pulled.  Chicago Tribune and Pitchfork are now posting the line-up. See below.

Apparently the leak was true and the 2012 Lollapalooza headliners  include Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black KeysBlack Sabbath, Jack White, Florence and the Machine, and At the Drive-In to name a few. The Chicago Sun Times, COS, and even the Brooklyn Vegan are confirming. Also posting Chicago Tribune and Pitchfork!

The only tickets left are the 3 day tickets that are currently going for $230.  All single day tickets, souvenir, and early bird tickets are sold-out.  Check for more ticketing information.


Full line-up:
Lollapalooza AUGUST 3-5, 2012 

Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Black Keys
Black Sabbath
Jack White
Florence + the Machine
At the Drive-In
The Shins
Passion Pit
Sigur Ros
The Weeknd
Miike Snow
The Afghan Whigs
Bloc Party
Franz Ferdinand
Frank Ocean
J. Cole
Childish Gambino
Delta Spirit
The Temper Trap
Die Antwoord
The Head & the Heart
The Big Pink
Twin Shadow
The Tallest Man on Earth
Toro y Moi
Dr. Dog
Of Monsters and Men
Gary Clark Jr.
Alabama Shakes
The Gaslight Anthem
Amadou & Mariam
Band of Skulls
Tame Impala
The Walkmen
JJ Grey & Mofro
Neon Indian
Dum Dum Girls
Washed Out
Aloe Blacc
Trampled by Turtles
Bear in Heaven
Blind Pilot
The Black Angels
Yellow Ostrich
Bombay Bicycle Club
Sharon Van Etten
White Rabbits
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Devil Makes Three
The War on Drugs
Michael Kiwanuka
O Rappa
Orchard Lounge
The Growlers
Hey Rosetta!
JEFF the Brotherhood
First Aid Kit
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound
Milo Greene
Los Jaivas
Kopecky Family Band
The Jezabels
Walk Off the Earth
Animal Kingdom
The Sheepdogs
The Dunwells
DJ Mel
Kevin Devine
Dry the River
Haley Reinhart
Imaginary Cities
DJ Zebo
Chancellor Warhol
Laura Warshauer
Red Oblivion

Perry’s stage
Calvin Harris
Knife Party
Zeds Dead
Big Gigantic
Skream & Benga
Little Dragon- Little Dragon @ Lollapalooza (Chicago) — Friday, August 3 at 2:30am in Chicago, Illinois.
Porter Robinson
Sub Focus
Paper Diamond
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Star Slinger
DJ Nihal
Kid Color

The 13th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos Tickets on Sale Now

Gathering of the Juggalos 2012 sale

The 13th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos has been announced, and tickets to the one and only ‘Juggalo Island’ are available now at the event’s official website,  The music festival, curated by Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records, will take place August 8th-12th in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois at The Hatchet Landings (AKA Hog Rock), and will feature performances by Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, ABK, Boondox, Mike E. Clark, and many other acts to be announced.

Ticket packages for the Gathering include a five (5) ticket deal, a combo pack, a Big Balla Campsite pass, and more.  Regular admission tickets for the festival are also available. For more information on Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records, please visit their official websites, Facebooks, and Twitters, which are provided below, and keep an eye on for the full line-up.

Official Sites:!/psychopathic

Lollapalooza Line-up Leaked….Again!??!!?

Pretty Much Amazing has a Lollapalooza memo for the 2012 line-up, but could it be true?! This isn’t the first leak of the supposed Lollapalooza 2012 line-up.  PMA has a photo of the memo (below).  The headliners include Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White, Florence and the Machine, and At the Drive-In to name a few. Other musicians that are supposedly set to take the stage include: The Shins, Passion Pit, The Weekend, Miike Snow, J.Cole, Delta Spirit, Dir Antwoord, Dawes, Band of Skulls, Polica, Sharon Van Etten, White Rabbits, and much more.

Do you believe?! The official announcement of the Lolla Line-up comes at 12 midnight tomorrow night, so we shall see if this is the real deal!

Lolla 2012 lineup



Annual Summer Tour to Feature Platinum Artist Theory of a Deadman,
Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Adelitas Way and newcomer Emphatic

The highly anticipated Carnival of Madness Tour has added more dates to the 15 previously announced.   Joining the Carnival this summer will be Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Adelitas Way and Emphatic.
Sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, the trek will steamroll through North America starting August 13 in Twin Lakes, WI.  See below for the complete list of shows.
VIP ticket pre-sales for these new dates are now available for fans belonging to Theory of a Deadman’s Deadfan Club, and on the Carnival of Madness mailing list at   VIP bundles that include a meet and greet with Theory of a Deadman, fan club membership, exclusive merchandise, and tickets will be available for purchase at
The public on-sale for the first new shows was Friday, June 10.  All of the ticket on-sale info can be found at  The “Carnival” ticket price acknowledges the current state of the economy offering an “affordable” ticket that will be in the $25 – $35 range.
The Carnival of Madness Tour made its inaugural launch in 2010 with Shinedown, Sevendust, Chevelle, Puddle Of Mudd and 10 Years, which proved to be one of the biggest Rock shows of the summer as a Top 50 tour.
For up-to-the minute news and information, please visit

CITY                           VENUE
Saturday, August 13               Twin Lakes, WI           Shadow Hill Ranch
* Sunday, August 14               Chillicothe, IL              Three Sisters Park
* Tuesday, August 16             Royal Oak, MI                        Royal Oak Music Theatre
* Wednesday, August 17        Indianapolis, IN           The Lawn at White River State Park
Friday, August 19                    Council Bluffs, IA        Harrah’s Casino
** Saturday, August 20           Sedalia, MO                Missouri State Fairgrounds
* Tuesday, August 23             Fargo, ND                   The Hub (outdoors)
* Wednesday, August 24        Sioux Falls, SD           Sioux Falls Arena
Friday, August 26                    Louisville, KY              KY State Fair/Cardinal Stadium
Saturday, August 27               Waterloo, IA                McElroy Auditorium (outdoors)
Sunday, August 28                 St. Paul, MN               Minnesota State Fair
* Wednesday, August 31        Albany, NY                  Times Union Center
Thursday, September 1          Allentown, PA             The Great Allentown Fair
Saturday, September 3          Hampton Beach, NH  Hampton Beach Casino
* Sunday, September 4          Bangor, ME                 Bangor Waterfront
* Monday, September 5         Fitchburg, MA             Central Mass Expo Center
Wednesday, September 7      Baltimore, MD             Pier Six Concert Pavilion
* Friday, September 9                        Big Flats, NY               Tag’s Summer Stage
Saturday, September 10        Atlantic City, NJ          House of Blues
Sunday, September 11           Huntington, WV           Harris Riverfront Park
Tuesday, September 13         Charlotte, NC              Time Warner Cable Uptown Amp.
Wednesday, September 14    Fayetteville, NC          Crown Coliseum
Friday, September 16             Tulsa, OK                    Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino
Saturday, September 17        Poplar Bluff, MS         Black River Coliseum
* Sunday, September 18        Dayton, OH                 Montgomery County Fairgrounds
* Newly added date.
** Black Stone Cherry will not be at this show.

Video: Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr Announces the 2011 POPPED! Music Festival Line-up<--Funny!

Friday: Gates @ 2 pm

Saturday: Gates @ 11 am






2011 Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Schedule!


The 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival, which takes place on Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 17th at Chicago’s Union Park, is pleased to announce this year’s schedule. Plan accordingly; there are so many must-see acts this year that sitting beneath a shady tree all day is simply not an option. Also, if you still have not purchased tickets, single-day passes are going quickly! While the initial batch of Sunday tickets sold out, we’ve released a final batch for sale, to make sure you don’t miss TV on the Radio, Deerhunter, OFWGKTA, Cut Copy and 14 other artists. So get your tickets today! Tickets for all three days can be purchased here:
FRIDAY, JULY 15 – gates at 3pm

8:30 (GREEN) Animal Collective
7:30 (BLUE) James Blake
7:20 (RED) Neko Case
6:30 (BLUE) Das Racist
6:25 (GREEN) Guided By Voices
5:30 (BLUE) Curren$y
5:30 (RED) Thurston Moore
4:35 (GREEN) Battles
4:30 (BLUE) tUnE-yArDs
3:30 (RED) EMA
3:20 (BLUE) Gatekeeper

SATURDAY, JULY 16 – gates at 12pm

8:30 (GREEN) Fleet Foxes
7:40 (BLUE) Zola Jesus
7:25 (RED) DJ Shadow
6:45 (BLUE) Twin Shadow
6:15 (GREEN) The Dismemberment Plan
5:45 (BLUE) The Radio Dept.
5:15 (RED) Destroyer
4:45 (BLUE) OFF!
4:15 (GREEN) No Age
3:45 (BLUE) Wild Nothing
3:20 (RED) Gang Gang Dance
2:50 (BLUE) G-Side
2:30 (GREEN) Cold Cave
1:55 (BLUE) Sun Airway
1:45 (RED) Woods
1:00 (BLUE) Chrissy Murderbot Feat MC ZULU
1:00 (GREEN) Julianna Barwick
SUNDAY, JULY 17 – gates at 12pm

8:30 (GREEN) TV on the Radio
7:25 (RED) Cut Copy
6:45 (BLUE) Toro Y Moi
6:15 (GREEN) Deerhunter
5:45 (BLUE) Kylesa
5:15 (RED) Superchunk
4:45 (BLUE) Baths
4:15 (GREEN) Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
3:45 (BLUE) Shabazz Palaces
2:50 (BLUE) Twin Sister
2:30 (GREEN) Kurt Vile & the Violators
1:55 (BLUE) How to Dress Well
1:45 (RED) Yuck
1:00 (BLUE) Darkstar
1:00 (GREEN) The Fresh & Onlys

An independently run, consistently sold-out event, the Pitchfork Music Festival attracts 50,000 fans of all ages from 45 states and 26 countries. In addition to presenting an outstanding musical line-up at a reasonable price, the festival also offers a vast array of other activities for attendees to enjoy. With 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty fairs, the fest not only supports local businesses and the local economy, but also promotes the Chicago arts community as a whole.
Pitchfork is the essential guide to independent music and beyond.  With more than three million unique readers and 30 million page views per month, the site has earned an extremely loyal following and a reputation as being the world’s most trusted music publication.

Country Thunder Wisconsin adds more Artists!

Country Thunder Wisconsin just announced more acts for this year’s line-up! Say hello to Darius Rucker, Easton Corbin, Zac Brown Band, Lorrie Morgan, Steel Magnolia, Steeling Angels, Jason Jones, Sawyer Brown, Neal McCoy, and Craig Morgan! This is on top of headliners such as Martina McBride and Lady Antebellum, and Rascal Flatts.

I am not going to complain even though Arizona does have Toby Keith. Other than Toby the Wisconsin line-up beats Arizona’s.

For more information on Country Thunder check out the official website here.



The Green Girl Music & Arts Festival takes place October 15th. – 18th. at various venues and locations in Las Vegas, including Feelgood’s Rock & Roll Grill, The Resort on Mt. Charleston, Downtown Cocktail Lounge, Bruce Trent Park, The Shade Tree Shelter for women, children and their pets, The Beat Coffee House, Borders Books, Sam Ash Music and the Jewel Box Theater at the Clark County Library. More shows to be added. The purpose of the festival is to spotlight and empower women in music and the arts, while at the same time helping to raise awareness about the need to green our community and planet by reusing, repurposing, reducing and recycling.

The festival will feature local as well as touring female musicians, artists, dancers, poets, dancers and film makers. Eco information booths, demonstrations, an eco fashion show, speakers, educational exhibits and vendors. The event is being produced by WorldFolk, and Diesel Rocket Promotions. Sponsored by Music Connection Magazine, Sam Ash Music, Green Scene Productions, and .

Lollapalooza 2010 Crowd Photos!

Lollapalooza 2010
Grant Park – Chicago, IL
August 6-8th

Lollapalooza Crowd Photos 2010

We met alot of fun people during our Lolla weekend. You may have posed for us or we may have snuck in a shot when you weren’t looking, either way check out some of our crowd photos from Lolla here!

More photos after the jump…

Lollapalooza Crowd Photos 2010

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below photos by yvette casillas:

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Around Lolla 2010

Lollapalooza 2010
Grant Park – Chicago, IL
August 6-8th

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Were you at Lollapalooza? Here are some crowd shots and vendors around Lolla!

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