Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bayside's Anthony Raneri Adds East Coast Solo Dates in January 2010!

NEW YORK, NY - As a special New Years present, Anthony Raneri of Bayside has added a string of headlining solo tour dates in addition to his run on the 2010 West Coast edition of the "Where's the Band?" Tour. Support on his East Coast headlining dates include Vinnie Caruana (Movielife, I Am the Avalanche) and JT Woodruff (Hawthorne Heights) on Jan. 20-21st and Kevin Devine and Shane Henderson (Valencia) from Jan. 22nd-24th (full dates below).

Earlier this month, Anthony unveiled a new demo, "The Ballad of Bill the Saint" on his personal MySpace page ( to a wealth of fan applause. "Lyrically, I just wanted to try telling a story," says Anthony. "I don't think that singing about the hardships of being in a touring rock band are very relatable, so I wanted to try writing a few songs that used a fictional character's life as a metaphor for mine." His songwriting prowess has been praised by the likes of Alternative Press, ("Anthony Raneri's lyrics completely cut to my core"), Wonka Vision ("lyrically, the band has reached the epiphany within... they put the rock back in punk rock"), to IGN ("the band writes the best songs and delivers with the passion and power that made Jimmy Eat World so successful"). He continues, " I wanted to convey the situations or feelings I was having, but I had to take them outside of my own personal situation so people could understand."

The 2010 Edition of the WHERE'S THE BAND? Tour includes solo acoustic performances by Dustin Kensrue (Thrice), Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids, The New Amsterdams), and Chris Conley (Saves The Day, Two Tongues).

2010 Where's the Band? Tour w/ Dustin Kensrue (Thrice), Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids, The New Amsterdams), Chris Conley (Saves The Day, Two Tongues).
Jan 7th - West Hollywood, CA @ the Troubador
Jan 8th - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Jan 9th - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Jan 10th - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Headline Dates w/Vinnie Caruana (Movielife, I Am the Avalanche), JT Woodruff (Hawthorne Heights)
January 20th - Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
January 21st - Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
Headline Dates w/ Kevin Devine, Shane Henderson (Valencia)
January 22nd - Philadelphia, PA @ Northstar Bar
January 23rd - Hackensack, NJ @ School of Rock
January 24th - Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange

Ticket Info for all shows are at and

Info on the Where's the Band? Tour can also be found at

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Lull and Void.

As we all know, the week betwixt Christmas and New Year's is something of a deadzone as far as getting work done goes. This also seems to apply to the news, as we're not really getting anything new to tell you about. But don't fret! The news will pick up again after the new year turns.

In the meantime, stick around and forgive our meager offerings. Leave a comment! We like comments.

EMBRYONIC DEVOURMENT: Album Update + 2010 Tour Dates Announced

California technical death/grind four-piece EMBRYONIC DEVOURMENT will release their second full-length, Vivid Enterpretations Of The Void, in the early part of 2010 (label TBA). The follow-up to their Fear of Reality Exceeds Fantasy 2007 debut, Vivid Enterpretations Of The Void is based the Reptilian Agenda, a theory researched, written and spoken about extensively by British author/reporter/former pro football player David Icke for well over a decade. The disc is being recorded and engineered by Anomalous guitarist Nate Vennarucci and will be mixed and mastered by Vile's Colin Davis at Imperial Studios.

Elaborates vocalist/bassist Austin Spence of the new material: "We feel that the new material will be our best yet and will make the previous releases sound sloppy in comparison. We've really come along way as musicians. All the practicing, touring, recording, loading gear, pissing and shitting music all these grueling years are finally starting to pay off! We also have a second guitarist now -- Adam Weber of Mummification. He's a sick guitar player that will add a whole new element to the recording and overall sound of our band. We tried to make this one way more technical in the vein of Formulas Fatal To The Flesh- era Morbid Angel but with a more spastic, ever-changing approach. There are lots of surprises around each stretch of music."

Vivid Enterpretations Of The Void Tracklisting:

“Militarized Reptoids”
“Gravitational Oblivion”
“Vivid Enterpretations Of The Void”
“We Are Chitauri”
“Eye Of The Horomatangi”
“Cleansing The Infinite”
“Darkened Fluids”
“Perception Of The Multidimensional”

EMBRYONIC DEVOURMENT will tour in support of Vivid Enterpretations... this spring and with any luck, be pillaging a town near you. The routing thus far:

4/10/2010 The Pizza Factory - Modesto, CA *
4/13/2010 The Compound - Albuquerque, NM *
4/14/2010 Zen Meister Bar - El Paso, TX *
4/15/2010 Rock Bottom - San Antonio, TX *
4/16/2010 Walters - Houston, TX *
4/17/2010 The Stafford - Bryan, TX *
4/18/2010 The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK *
4/19/2010 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO *
4/20/2010 Union Station - Colorado Springs, CO *
4/21/2010 Burts Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT *
4/22/2010 The Red Room - Boise, ID *
4/23/2010 Docs 82nd Club - Portland, OR *
7/16/2010 Las Vegas Death Fest Las Vegas, NV
7/17/2010 Las Vegas Death Fest Las Vegas, NV
7/24/2010 Central Illinois Metal Fest @ The Canopy Club Central Illinois, IL

* w/ Sepsism
More dates TBA.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Holopaw: The Retelling Project

Holopaw invites two dozen visual artists to interpret its latest album, Oh, Glory. Oh, Wilderness.

Holopaw as interpreted by Micah Daw

24 visual artists were asked to respond to/remix/reimagine Holopaw's new release, Oh, Glory. Oh, Wilderness.The name of the project was derived from a line in the song "The Lazy Matador" that reads, "In the retelling let it be rendered just a pinprick, just a puncture, just a scratch." The remarkable contributions to The Retelling took the form of painting, drawing, collage, video, film, and performance.

The band is currently in the process of posting the results on their blog -

The band is also welcoming your submissions to this ongoing project at

Band Bio:
"The Art Teacher and the Little Stallion" is the first track on Oh, Glory. Oh, Wilderness. the third offering from Holopaw. The song introduces the character the Little Stallion who inhabits most of the songs to come. "Toy piano tinklings punctuate his every step" as we follow his coming of age. His journey is marked by lost sailors, boys on motorbikes, lazy matadors, hobbyists and foxes lurking in fake gas lamp light. The Little Stallion welcomes these characters, seduces them with "polished pearls" or is, in turn, seduced by their "horseplay, towel whips and bathing suits rolled down off sunless hips". He falls in love with them and, more often than not, betrays them causing him to lament, "So many sailors lost to this drunken sea, so many sailors lost to me." There is sweetness and grit, longing and potential violence.
Holopaw musically plays with similar tensions: lulling strings are undercut by anxious guitars, lilting "la's" turn sinister and demanding. In "Little Stallion with a Glass Jaw" horn blasts announce a charge that is quickly clipped to a hush. The bounce of "P-a-l-o-m-i-n-e" stumbles towards chaos at the bridge only to be righted by a whimsical Bay City Rollers-esque chant. The last song on the record, "The Hobbyist and the Conductor (Avalanche)" begins with bright, carillon chimes that stand in stark contrast to the thunderous din that ends the song like a slack jawed finale to a fireworks display. Triumphant "la's" punch through the smoke and ash to have the final say.
The band articulating these musical tensions is Holopaw's strongest yet. The core songwriting team of John Orth and Jeff Hays has remained constant. The lineup has contracted and expanded in the swampy heat of Gainesville, Florida to now include Patrick Quinney, Matt Radick, Jeff McMullen, Christa Molinaro and Jody Bilinski. Throughout the record Pink Razor's Erin Tobey lends sublime backing vocals and harmonies to buoy these otherwise troubled tales.
The album was recorded over a year and several trips to New York by Jeremy Scott (Woods, Vivian Girls, These Are Powers) at The Civil Defense studios in Brooklyn, USA. Holopaw is joined by members of Taigaa!, the Good Good, and Mahogany who add violin, clarinet, and trombone. Their additions further embellish arrangements that include trumpet, pedal steel, organ, accordion, piano, cello, clavinet, pianet and rhodes. After two records on the Sub Pop label (Holopaw, s/t and Quit +/or Fight), the band considered both self-release and working with Glacial Pace Recordings (owned and operated by John's friend and collaborator on the Ugly Casanova record, Isaac Brock) before deciding to join the Bakery Outlet family.
The last line of Oh, Glory. Oh, Wilderness. calls out, "The trains that you sent screaming into tunnels (boot black) will spill into the light. La, La, La, La, La!" Oh, Glory. Indeed.

Band site:

Das Racist: New Video, New EP, Shows, etc in 2010


Them boys are up to something again! This past month Das Racist organized the New York Times-approved MinorityFest in their hometown of Brooklyn. The night consisted of a panel discussion on race moderated by Das Racist, comedy sets from six up-and-coming comedians including Ali Wong and Kumail Nanjiani, and performances by the boys themselves amongst others. called the night "a good time – and different. Think college dorm party meets intellectual salon."

Fresh off the heels of that project Das Racist is putting the immigrant work ethic they've inherited to good use and pressing onward with a busy winter. This past week they premiered their video for "Rainbow in the Dark," directed by frequent collaborator Jordan Fish (, on Pitchfork Media. They also recently launched their website,, which was designed by Fish.

Prefix Mag recently stated "Now we just need an album from the band in 2010." Ask and ye shall receive! This coming January Das Racist is poised to release their debut EP, Sit Down, Man on their own imprint Greedhead Records. Along with five other joints, the EP will include their inescapable hit "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell," which was MTV News' 10th Best Song of 2009. Greedhead Records will also collaborate with Portland, Oregon-based Lasercave ( to put out the debut EP from SAFE ( in the form of mp3s, cassette tapes, and custom made VHS' by the artist.

As if that wasn't enough, the boys will be playing shows across New York, including:

January 19 at Highline Ballroom (431 W. 16th Street, NYC) with Gordon Voidwell, Tanlines and Mickey Factz

January 23 at Glasslands (289 Kent Ave, Brooklyn) with Chicago's BBU (Bin Laden Blowin’ Up)

and they will make their way to their alma mater Wesleyan University for a February 12 date. Come March, you can see them at SXSW and by then they'll have even more tunes for you to rock to on the train with their Shut Up, Dude Mixtape set to release prior to then.

Don't miss the act Art Forum recently called "critical-race-theory prankstas". For more information on Das Racist you can visit or hit them up on Twitter at Not enough? Check out their blog:

Dan Black "Symphonies" is iTunes Single of the Week!

Download the track for free on iTunes.

February 18 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
February 19 - Montreal, QC @ Belmont
February 20 - Toronto, ON @ WrongBar
February 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Cinespace
February 25 - San Francisco, CA @ Popscene / 330 Ritch

Watch "Symphonies" (Official Video) Here.
Watch "Wonder" (Acoustic) Here.

((un)) is a richly-detailed record as strikingly innovative and contrasting as it is sonically impressive. A pop record inspired as much by Black’s love for the “transcendent, emotional wonder” of acts like Nick Drake and Sigur Ros as it is fueled by his passion for the hip hop production of J Dilla, Flying Lotus and Timbaland. Its songs flit seamlessly from throbbing electro-rhythms to heart-tearing strings, from plaintive acoustic guitar strums to shuddering hip hop beats - these are songs which are sure to breathe life, heart and soul out of your stereos.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Bouncing Souls Announce New Album, "Ghosts On The Boardwalk," Out January 12th on Chunksaah Records!

By the end of the Bouncing Souls' set, a run of anthems from “Old School” through “Kids and Heroes,” fans had all but overtaken the stage: shouting into microphones, dispensing hugs and high-fives. The band had become merely a conduit, creating the space for other people's joy. - The New York Times

Their set is anthem after anthem, frontman Greg Attonito unabashedly taking pictures with fans mid-song, happily shaking hands with teenagers who will go to school tomorrow and brag about it, and amiably, if a bit distantly, tossing off songs from all of the band's eras--this is a band that still unabashedly plays "Old School" to kids who hadn't been born when that song came out. - The Village Voice

In 2009, The Bouncing Souls celebrated their 20th anniversary as a band by releasing a new song on the first of each month throughout the year, via digital download. They also pressed these songs onto a series of 7" vinyl records which they sold everywhere they went on a year-long world tour. Here, finally, those twelve songs have been gathered into a complete collection, entitled "Ghosts on The Boardwalk," available January 12th on Chunksaah Records.

* This enhanced CD features "The Bouncing Souls 20 Year Anniversary TV Special" and will be available at the band's upcoming 3rd Annual Home For The Holidays shows in Asbury Park, NJ December 26th - 29th. Preorders are available now at and ship on January 5th. Check out the band's recent Daytrotter Session here!

Home For the Holidays
at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ
December 26th w/ Black Train Jack, Blacklisted, Detournement
December 27th w/ The Pietasters, Worthless United (REUNION!), Dave Hause (of The Loved Ones)
December 28th w/ Bayside, P.O.S., Static Radio NJ
December 29th w/ Chuck Ragan (acoustic), Screaming Females, The Night Brigade


Sunday December 27th at 3pm
The Showplace (708 Cookman Ave. Asbury Park, NJ)

We're lucky enough to have a small movie theater right on Cookman Ave in downtown Asbury. On Sunday the 27th, The Showroom will screen our very own “Do You Remember? 15 Years of The Bouncing Souls” and we'll be around for a Q&A afterwards. Spots are limited so get your tickets now!!!!


Tuesday December 29th at 3pm
The Showplace (708 Cookman Ave. Asbury Park, NJ)

Screening of the "Rough Cut" of the still-to-be-released Bouncing Souls documentary featuring never before seen footage of The Gold Tour.


We will be throwing two after parties during the Home For The Holidays extravaganza. The party starts immediately after the Stone Pony shows at 11pm, just a hop, skip, and jump away at the Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ. The first will be on December 26th and the second on December 29th. Details below:

December 26th - Asbury Lanes (209 Fourth Ave. Asbury Park, NJ) - 11PM
Featuring performances by THE MEASURE (SA) and DABBLER and in between bands DJ ZAKKY-POOH will be spinning his favorite vinyl punk cuts. $3 cover.

December 29 - Asbury Lanes (209 Fourth Ave. Asbury Park, NJ) - 11PM
DJ LAMAR VANNOY (oi! oi! oi!) will be handling the turntable all night long. No cover charge!



After making their presence felt across North America by debuting at number 61 on Billboard’s New Artists Chart from tour sales alone of their head-turning debut album, “The End Of The Beginning”, New Zealand natives LIKE A STORM are gearing up for even more in 2010.

Fresh off of their wildly successful tour with Grammy-winners Creed and currently on the road with Veer Union, Like A Storm are winning fans nationwide with their haunting, powerful riffs and infectious melodies. The band then gets to enjoy a short holiday break before heading back out on the road with Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd, and Skillet starting Jan. 22 in Albany, NY.

Based out of Vancouver, B.C. the quartet – composed of brothers Matt (vocals, guitars, programming, didgeridoo), Chris (vocals, guitar, programming) and Kent (bass, vocals, programming) Brooks plus drummer Thomas Karanasos - have entered the Midwest leg of their current tour and continue to win fans wherever they perform. The Veer Union tour wraps up just before Christmas on December 23rd in Spokane, WA.

Like A Storm’s adrenaline-packed music can also be heard on television, where their song “Enemy” is accompanying ESPN’s College GameDay football montage. Another featured track, “Lie To Me”, is serving as the theme song for TNA Wrestling’s Pay-Per-View show “Genesis, which airs January 17th, 2010.

Looking to start the New Year off strong, Like A Storm joins Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd, and Skillet to kick some major ass in the following cities:

Albany, NY
Washington Avenue Armory
Boston, MA
House of Blues
Bethlehem, PA
Stabler Arena/Lehigh University
Atlantic City, NJ
House of Blues
Lewiston, ME
Lewiston Urban Civic Center
Rochester, NY
Main Street Armory
Youngstown, OH
The Covelli Centre
University Park, PA
Bryce Jordan Center
Detroit, MI
The Fillmore Detroit
Rochester, MN
Taylor Arena at Mayo Clinic
Ft. Wayne, IN
Allen County
Des Moines, IA
Val Air Ballroom
Peoria, IL
Peoria Civic Center Exhibition Hall

Be on the lookout for future collaborations that are currently in the works, too. Like A Storm recently took time to shoot video for an “artist one-on-one” series with actor Eric Bossick, star of the upcoming movie “Tetsuo: The Bullet Man”, and directed by cult filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto. The video series is set to debut early January. Like A Storm will also be having a “Storm the Dorm” contest during the Shinedown dates; fans will enter to win an acoustic performance from the group at their dorm during certain stops of the tour. Additionally, fans nationwide are encouraged to take advantage of their last chance to enter the band’s current Paul Reed Smith Guitar Giveaway contest. The winner receives an autographed guitar from the legendary craftsman.
With plenty on the horizon, LIKE A STORM is positioning themselves to be a mainstay force in America for years to come.

For more information on LIKE A STORM, including tour dates and locations, please visit them at




NYE 2010 @ Webster Hall - Special 3AM Afterhours with MSTRKRFT

The NYE celebration at Webster Hall sells out every year and there’s a reason for it. After it’s birth over 120 years ago Webster Hall owns the best reputation for throwing the most decadent NYE celebration year after year. It was the first nightclub in America built in 1886 and now in the newly renovated space, Webster Hall boasts 4 floors offering 5 adventurous and most festive rooms full of the world's best music to suit your tastes for every mood courtesy of eight of NYCs BEST DJS. The Grand Ballroom, Marlin Room, The Studio, Balcony Lounge and the Green Room will all be open NYE, featuring everything from Hip Hop, House, to Top 40 Mash Up, Electro, 80s Rock, Pop, and Disco, making this the LARGEST INDOOR PATY IN NYC ever!! The New Years Eve Ball at Webster Hall is the mother of all parties! Thousands of people come to celebrate the beginning of a new year, to express their love of life and to release their wildest fantasies at what truly is the Greatest Party on Earth!!

As we countdown to 2010, Those at Webster Hall will witness the LIVE Broadcast from Time Square on Jumbotron, the LARGEST HIGH DEFINITION LCD video wall in NYC! And at midnight The Grand Ballroom will experience the world’s largest balloon drop with over 100,000 balloons free falling from the sky! To top it off, a Complimentary Champagne Toast to chime in 2010.

New Year's Eve at Webster Hall is the biggest night of the year, the stuff that dreams are made of. Along with the most amazing Laser Light show and Soundsystem, Circus Entertainers of all sorts will be in full New Years Eve Celebration mode. From Shane Savant's GoGo Rama, the hottest Fire Breathers, miraculous Aerial Acts, sexy Sword Swallowers, devilish Snake Charmers, mind blowing Tarot Card Readers, astounding Magicians, plus thousands of sexy Partyfreaks will all be there to share the Greatest New Year’s Eve party on Earth with only the BEST music pumping out of each sound system and shocking visual displays not seen anywhere else! The New Years Eve Ball at Webster Hall is an adventure no witness will ever forget.

Plus get a Free Webster Hall 2010 membership card (good for free admission to the club Thursday, Friday, Saturday - all year long)-Silver ticket and vip ticket only

And just when every other party is about to take the big fade, there is no chance of that happening at Webster Hall. At 3AM who better else suited to ring in 2010 in style than this year’s most celebrated electronic duo and the massive dance club destroyers themselves:

Thursday, December 31, 2009
Webster Hall presents

NYC New Years Eve 2010
Special After Hours Performance

NYE 2010 MSTRKRFT @ Webster Hall - Special 3AM Afterhours:

Witness an exclusive 3 AM after-hours live performance by the massive dance club destroyers, MSTRKFRT on New Year’s Eve Friday, December 31, 2009 at the monumental party superstructure Webster Hall. Celebrate, dance, and revel with MSTRKRFT and thousands of others at The Greatest Party on Earth – New Years Eve at Webster Hall! Toronto-born DJ/production duo Jesse F. Keeler and Al-P aka MSTRKRFT will be getting the party started with hard-hitting electro bangers from 3 AM and beyond. Renowned for consistently putting on a memorable and highly danceable show, MSTRKRFT will be heating things up until the wee hours of the morning. It’s going to be a long night of sweaty dancing and wild debauchery beneath green sweeping lasers, mind-blowing fire displays, and other exciting visual pleasures found nowhere else.

2009 has been a banner year for MSTRKRFT. The Canadian duo took their latest anthems to the crowds prominently placed at all the big spring festivals in addition to a string of solo dates across the world. Their sophomore album Fist of God, featured contributions from N.O.R.E., Ghostface Killah, ISIS of Thunderheist, Bay Area hip hop icon E-40, Freeway, Lil' Mo, and John Legend, and is a versatile collection of guaranteed dancefloor fillers. The album is a follow up to their acclaimed debut album The Looks, and it is a timeless, urban-infused collection of thumping dance beats that have critics and fans craving more.

"MSTRKRFT's music is sweaty and thick, convincingly urgent and highly sexual - only it's full-on house music" -ALTERNATIVE PRESS

"Club-ready dance beats, electro-tastic blips and wails, machine-gun blasts, and gravelly synths to move the feet of well-heeled hipsters and dancing queens alike." -SPIN

"You get the sense that there's no dingy rock 'n' roll club that they can't turn into a sweaty, over-sexed rave." -XLR8R

Party goes from 8pm-9am (WH SERVES LIQUOR UNTIL 8AM!!!)


General admission ticket includes:

-Admission to the biggest and most legendary New Years Eve in the history of the New York City, the greatest city on Earth!
-Party Favors
-champagne toast at midnight

SILVER TICKET (21+) $150

Silver ticket includes:

- Admission to the biggest and most legendary New Years Eve in the history of the New York City, the greatest city on Earth!
- 6 hour premium top-shelf open bar from 8pm - 2am (12 bars)
- Party Favors
- Champagne toast at midnight
- Webster Hall 2010 membership card for free admission all year until 1am ($300 value)

AFTER HOURS TICKET (Enter After 2:30am) - $60

After Hours Ticket Includes:

-Cash Bar Available
-Party Favors

Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
Info: 212.353.1600
Doors open at 8 pm
For all tickets and info: <>


“…The Octagon re-imagines tight British pop (The Jam and The Libertines both come to mind) as smart, vivacious New York punk.” – Time Out New York


01/05 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
01/06 Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery
01/07 Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
01/08 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
01/09 Richmond, VA @ Plaza Bowl
01/10 Ashville, NC @ Bobo Gallery
01/11 Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light
01/12 Nashville, TN @ The Basement
01/13 Little Rock, AR @ Whitewater Tavern
01/14 St. Louis, MO @ Antartica
01/15 Champaign, IL @ Mike and Molly’s
01/16 Chicago, IL @ Elbo Room
01/17 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
01/18 Columbus, OH @ The Carabar
01/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Bruar Falls

The Octagon’s Will Glass and Zachary Mexico met as kids in boarding when Glass made fun of Mexico’s Green Day t-shirt. The guys huddled together in dorm rooms, late at night, drinking from warm 40’s of St. Ides and handles of Captain Morgan, listening to Motown, Astral Weeks, Guided by Voices, Dead Kennedys, and The Grateful Dead. Eventually landing in NYC, Glass and Mexico met up with bass player The Bunny, forming The Octagon and touring behind two albums.

Other pursuits came calling and Mexico relocated to China - where he still spends part of the year - to write his first book, “China Underground” (Soft Skull Press, 2009) which became a bestseller in Singapore. Glass went on the road as the touring drummer for Dirty Projectors and The Bunny languished in Williamsburg, spending his days begging for money outside the Bedford Avenue L stop to support his gourmet sandwich habit.

And then, in the dark winter days of February 2009, the members of The Octagon found themselves back together and working on a new batch of songs in their dimly lit practice space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Led by the lo-fi recording expertise of Glass, the band spent three days laying down thirty tunes to analog cassette tape on two Tascam four-track recorders. The result is Warm Love and Cool Dreams Forever, an album full of Mexico’s warm Fender Mustang, Bunny’s full bass tones, and the clean and crisp jazz-inflected drumming of Glass.

The songs are concise bursts of energy – short and to the point -- showing off the band’s gift for penning simple, catchy melodies mixed with sonic and structural experimentation. It’s a cool enough sound to be represented on a boarding school kid’s t-shirt... and catchy enough for another one to make fun of him for.


Visit The Octagon's Myspace.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

P.O.S. and Astronautalis TOUR INFO (FUCK YES!)

P.O.S Announces "Every Never Is Now" Headlining Tour

Performs at the MTVu Woodies * Spin declares Never Better "Top 10 Best Album You Might Have Missed" * MySpace Puts Never Better in their Top 50 of 2009

P.O.S performing "Optimist" at the MTVu Woodies

It's been quite a year for Rhymesayers recording artist P.O.S - Never Better marked the third album from this Minneapolis rapper, which appeared on multiple year end lists including Spin's "Top 10 Best Album You Might Have Missed" and MySpace's Top 50. After four videos (Drumroll, Optimist, Purexed, Never Better), a cover of Pearl Jam’s “Why Go”, MTV2 Discover and Download artist nod, a solo cup performance at the MTVu Woodies and non-stop touring it doesn’t look like P.O.S. will be slowing down anytime soon. He'll hit the road in February on a two month "Every Never Is Now" headlining tour. Full list of confirmed dates is below.

If you slept on Never Better back when it was released in February, don't sweat it. You still have time to get hip to one of the year's best releases before the year is over. Never Better combines a unique, powerful blend of rock, punk and hip hop that's appealing to a wide range of musical tastes. Just ask Kanye West and Pete Wentz, they dig.

"Every Never Is Now" Headlining Tour
w/Grieves, Dessa
2/2/10 Lawrence KS Jackpot
2/4/10 Colorado Springs CO Black Sheep
2/5/10 Denver CO The Marquis Theatre
2/6/10 Salt Lake City UT Kilby Court
2/7/10 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge
2/8/10 Boise ID Knitting Factory
2/9/10 Missoula MT Badlander
2/11/10 Vancouver BC CANADA The Biltmore Cabaret
2/12/10 Seattle WA Nectar Lounge
2/13/10 Portland OR Berbati's Pan
2/14/10 Eugene OR WOW Hall
2/16/10 Reno NV Tonic Lounge
2/18/10 San Francisco CA Bottom Of The Hill
2/19/10 West Hollywood CA The Troubadour
2/20/10 San Diego CA The Loft - UCSD
2/21/10 Pomona CA The Glass House
2/22/10 Scottsdale AZ Chasers
2/23/10 Tucson AZ Club Congress
2/24/10 Albuquerque NM Launchpad
w/Dessa, Astonautalis
2/26/10 Austin TX Red 7
2/27/10 Denton TX Hailey
2/28/10 New Orleans LA The Parish Room - HOB
3/2/10 Tallahassee FL Club Downunder
3/3/10 Orlando FL Backbooth
3/4/10 Atlanta GA The Masquerade
3/5/10 Chapel Hill NC Local 506
3/6/10 Washington DC DC9
3/7/10 Philadelphia PA First Unitarian Church
3/9/10 New York NY Bowery Ballroom
3/10/10 Cambridge MA Middle East Downstairs
3/11/10 Portland ME Space
3/12/10 Burlington VT Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
3/13/10 Montreal QC CANADA II motore
3/14/10 Toronto ON CANADA Sneaky Dee's
3/16/10 Pontiac MI The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom
3/17/10 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop
3/18/10 Chicago IL The Bottom Lounge
3/19/10 Madison WI High Noon Saloon
3/20/10 Milwaukee WI Turner Hall

"A big-hearted rapper with skills" - NY Times

"Every kid sitting in Detroit or LA planning that rap/rock/punk hybrid got a new king to dethrone when P.O.S. dropped his Never Better, the best yet for the clever and dexterous MC." - Boston Phoenix

"P.O.S. has saved hip hop. Never Better is amazing and likely to be the best hip-hop album of 2009." - Alarm

"“Never Better,” is an early candidate for best hip-hop album of 2009. P.O.S. has bona fide star quality; it’s easy to imagine him achieving the same level of mainstream success as Mos Def or Common." - Metromix

"Minneapolis-based MC Stef "P.O.S." Alexander rocks intricate, thoughtful rhymes that cleverly namedrop Fugazi and AC Slater, while examining his identity crisis growing up as a black punk rocker." - Spin


Monday, December 21, 2009

UNTER NULL returns with 2nd album, 'Moving on', in 3 different versions

Unter Null returns with 2nd album, 'Moving on' in 3 different versions Alfa Matrix has announced the pre-orders for the 2nd album by Unter Null. "Moving on" is the follow-up to her debut album "The Failure Epiphany" which catapulted her instantly to the top of the underground electronic scene. Produced and engineered by Claus Larsen (Leaether Strip), "Moving On" reveals how much Unter Null has matured and broadened her artistic approach since her debut was released in 2005.

This comeback album is available now in pre-order in 3 different versions, a normal CD version, a deluxe carton box edition including the exclusive "Moved On" bonus album (featuring some 9 exclusive songs plus 4 remixes from album songs by Acylum, Neikka RPM, Kant Kino and DYM) and a super fanbox edition will also be marketed in very limited quantities including a T-shirt, parts of Unter Null's keyboard that Erica crushed into pieces after composing this new album and the bonus "Mixing On" album with exclusive remixes by Siva Six, Larva, Wynardtage, Implant, Alien Vampires, Esence Of Mind, Dedman, HEX RX, Xyogen, Fraqtured:sound, Freakangel and Detritus.

Check the video trailer for this release:

Freelance Whales To Release “Weathervanes” Debut LP On Frenchkiss/Mom + Pop Records Out March 16th 2010

Freelance Whales To Release “Weathervanes” Debut LP
On Frenchkiss/Mom + Pop Records Out March 16th 2010
Play Webster Hall This Friday December 18th With Fanfarlo

NPR : "Freelance Whales: Busking to the Big Time"

NME : "It's awash with gentle, naive bliss, and if you're the type that likes to observe hooks blossoming with the pace of an actual flower opening, then you might have just found a new favourite band."”

Stereogum : "Band To Watch" - "There's palpable warmth and tactful touch that crackles throughout their strongest tunes's group chants, harmonies, that should prove irresistible..."

Brooklyn Vegan : "The band's varied indie-pop has a humble, homespun quality to it. They lean on banjos and xylophones for tender rural sounds to a good effect”

Paste Magazine : Freelance Whales use banjo, harmonium, cello, glockenspiel, synthesizers and guitars to create something that sounds a lot like pure joy

To call them multi-instrumentalists might be a little overdone. The kids in Freelance whales are really just collectors, at heart. They don't really fancy buffalo nickels or Victorian furniture, but over the past two years, they've been collecting instruments, ghost stories, and dream-logs. Somehow, from this strange compost heap of little sounds and quiet thoughts, songs started to rise up like steam from the ground.

The first performance of these songs took place in January of 2009, in Staten Island's abandoned farm colony, a dilapidated geriatric ward, in one of New York's lesser visited boroughs. A seemingly never-ending jigsaw of small rooms, the farm colony ate them whole and threatened to never regurgitate them. And even though the onlookers were only spiritual presences, the group was still palpably nervous and visibly cold. After a bit of singing, strumming and stomping asbestos, they realized that they'd found a good crowd. They heard a bit of clapping from an adjacent room, also some laughing, but not a single soul asked about their record.

Weathervanes, the groups debut LP, finished tracking just a few nights earlier. Swirling with organic and synthetic textures, interlocking rhythmic patterns, and light harmonic vocals, the record works to tell a simple, pre-adolescent love story: a young male falls in love with the spectral young femme who haunts his childhood home. He chases her in his dreams but finds her to be mostly elusive. He imagines her alive, and wonders if someday he'll take on her responsibilities of ghosting, or if maybe he'll join her, elsewhere.

Since their brief residency at the Farm Colony, Freelance Whales have taken to city streets, subway platforms, and stages with their swirling nostalgia. Many people who found them playing in those public spaces, managed to forget what train they were supposed to take; some of them forgot what language they originally spoke. And so, after playing in New York City, almost exclusively, for about a year, they embarked on their first tour of the United States, and Canada. They saw buffalos posted on hilltops, armies of windmills, and lots of lovely people who let the music run their blood in reverse.

Wakey!Wakey! To Release Sophomore LP "Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said The Last Time I Saw You…" Out March 16th 2010 On Famil

Michael Grubbs Is Currently Performing On CW's One Tree Hill Show
Watch Him Monday February 1st, 2010

"Brooklyn/Manhattan" Digital 7" Debuts #4 Alternative Albums & #18 Alternative Singles iTunes Charts

"Brooklyn/Manhattan" Digital Only 7":
A Side: "Brooklyn"
B Side: "Clinton St. Girl"

"I was a scrawny, dopey kid - the worst athlete on the face of the planet," says Wakey!Wakey! frontman Mike Grubbs. "You know tee ball? I got to first base one time."
Good thing Grubbs had a burgundy baby grand to wail on instead, the centerpiece of a Partridge-like music room that also housed a French horn, clarinet, violin and autoharp. Grubbs started climbing scales and chords here when he was 5. Back then, his mother—a longtime piano teacher and choir director—would ask the kids to sight read songs before they could even think of eating cereal. And homework,why, that was something you did simply to score more bench time.

“For every subject done,” he says, “I could play the piano for an hour. It was almost like video games for me.”

The games got a bit more complicated in high school, as Grubbs stumbled upon the songbooks of Billy Joel and Elton John. Not to mention the arena-ready anthems of Led Zeppelin. That unholy trinity, combined with the three B’s—Bach, Beethoven and Brahms—was enough to steer Grubbs away from the church music he was forced to focus on from an early age.

“One of my main influences now is the fact that I didn’t have someone teach me proper jazz or rock playing,” explains Grubbs. “I had no idea how to put a song together; no one telling me, ‘Hey, you should check out Gershwin,’ but it was all so fascinating to me. So I found my own style by experimenting with what works and what doesn’t.”

Before Grubbs could tap his true voice through a string of buzz-stirring Wakey!Wakey! releases on Family Records (two live LPs, a free collection of covers and last spring’s War Sweater EP), the following dues were paid: a totally ‘90s bar gig aimed at pint-slamming college kids; a rock band best described by its beard quotient and Black Crowes nods (Satellite Kid); and two touring musicals (Brigadoon, Camelot). “I’m a tall, skinny straight guy who can sing,” says Grubbs. “That’s basically gold in the musical theater business because there’s none of us.”

Speaking of standing out, Wakey!Wakey! made their presence known over the past couple years by finding a perfect balance between crowd-pleasing pop and art-damaged indie rock. It’s something Grubbs learned from New York’s anti-folk scene and its founding father, Lach. (The Lower East Side icon mentored Grubbs, which isn’t a surprise—Lach shunned the piano the second he heard the Sex Pistols.) “To come from such a repressed musical environment and then hear someone like Regina Spektor perform with such abandon—shouting and hitting her stool with a drum stick—was priceless.”

Nowadays, Grubbs is the crazy one, slapping his piano around and singing like his life depends on it while conducting a rich backdrop of sweeping strings, heavenly harmonies, and enough delicate details to make Wakey!Wakey!’s first proper LP feel like an Oscar-nominated film soundtrack. Which is ironic to say the least. After all, One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn loved a Wakey!Wakey! set so much he tapped their sun-stroked “War Sweater” track for season 6’s finale and recruited Grubbs for a recurring role. That’d be the tale of a bartender/musician named, err, Grubbs—a strangely familiar life story hinted at in such standout Wakey!Wakey! songs as “Almost Everything,” “Twenty-Two,” and “Got It All Wrong.”

“We set out to make an album this time,” explains Grubbs. “I realize that’s not where people say this business is headed these days, but there’s something about translating a year’s worth of experience into ten songs and letting that tell the story. I feel lucky to have the chance to do that on my own terms.”

Nick Oliveri Announces East Coast Tour In Support Of "Death Acoustic"

Nick Oliveri has taken his "Death Acoustic" tour to Australia, New Zealand and Europe, now he is heading home with a run of solo shows across the United States east coast during January / February and west coast dates set to follow shortly after. Catch Nick in intimate, solo mode at :

Fri, January 22nd - Middle East , Cambridge MA
Sat, January 23rd - Pianos , New York NY
Sun, January 24th - Khyber , Philadelphia PA
Mon, January 25th - Velvet Lounge , Washington DC
Tue, January 26th - Volume 11 Tavern , Raleigh NC
Wed, January 27th - Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall , Charlotte NC
Thu, January 28th - Lenny's , Atlanta GA
Fri, January 29th - The End , Nashville TN
Sat, January 30th - Hi Tone , Memphis TN
Mon, February 1st - Double Door , Chicago IL
Tue, February 2nd - Frequency , Madison WI
Wed, February 3rd - Southgate House , Newport KY
Thu, February 4th - Grog Shop , Cleveland OH
Fri, February 5th - Small's , Hamtramck MI
Sat, February 6th - Garfield Artworks , Pittsburgh PA

You may know Nick as the long haired bass player on the early Kyuss albums or as the mysterious Rex Everything in The Dwarves. Others will know him as one of the creative partners behind Queens Of The Stone Age and more recently the screaming front man of Mondo Generator. He is a man that should need no introduction to rock fans across the world.

Starting his musical career as a teenager with some friends from Palm Desert, California, Oliveri played bass and wrote a number of songs on the first two albums of desert rock pioneers Kyuss. The band would go on to establish them as a cult band worldwide and ensure high interest in all the members' future projects.

One of those projects became Oliveri's most successful commercial venture; it was of course Queens Of The Stone Age. Alongside song writing partner Josh Homme, Oliveri played on and co-wrote the bands two most critically acclaimed and successful albums 'Rated R' and 'Songs For The Deaf'.

After a split with the band in 2004, he focused his energies on his own band Mondo Generator, while also being a part time member of The Dwarves and playing bass in the very occasional band Moistboyz alongside members of Ween and Butthole Surfers.

Throughout his career delivering audiences wild and loud rock shows with the aforementioned bands, Oliveri has found time to play intimate, solo acoustic shows. Just him and his guitar, blending songs he has written for the bands he has played in, specifically written songs for the solo shows and well chosen covers. In this format he has further showcased what a great songwriter and musician he is.

In October, he documented these solo adventures with the release of his album "Death Acoustic", a simple collection of home recordings compiled over the last twelve months highlighting this format. The release was the catalyst for a world tour which now finally hits his home country.

Silversun Pickups on The Tonight Show TONIGHT!

Set your TIVOs....


The Grammy-nominated band will be performing the new single "Substitution," from their second album Swoon.

Here is the new video for the song:

Friday, December 18, 2009

Iron Age Announce US Tourdates w/ Skeletonwitch and Howl!

This is music for fans of fucking furious, tight, beer-soaked, basement mosh-pit party metal like Trash Talk and Bison B.C., Metallica Ride The Lightning-era guitar riffs pushed to the fullest and real in every way with nary a speck of hipster retro throwback. The Sleeping Eye kicks as much ass as any thrash-influenced record released all year - MetalSucks

Shortly after releasing the sprawling modern heavy metal opus that is their new album, "The Sleeping Eye" (out now on Tee Pee Records), and following their US dates w/ metal's latest heroes Baroness, hardcore and thrash metal's newly embraced Texas gems, IRON AGE, have announced regional US dates supporting the mighty Skeletonwitch in February 2010. In addition, the band has also announced a headlining date to kick off the festivities at Brooklyn venue The Charleston. Complete tourdates below!

Iron Age Live!
2/16 Brooklyn, NY @ The Charleston

w/ Skeletonwitch and Howl
2/17 Boston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Doomriders
2/18 Albany, NY @ Valetine's
2/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
2/20 Hartford CT @ Webster Under w/ Doomriders
2/21 Washington, DC @ The Red & The Black
2/22 Wilmington, NC @ Lucky's Pub
2/23 Asheville, NC @ The Rocket Club
2/24 Knoxville, TN @ The Cider House
2/25 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx


Tour presented by Rockstar Energy Drink Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Alternative Press Magazine

Burbank, CA – Emerging band Never Shout Never, the brainchild of 18-year-old singer-songwriter Christofer Drew, has been chosen to headline the 2010 AP Tour, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Cleveland-based magazine Alternative Press. The line-up, which also features Joplin, The Cab, Hey Monday, Every Avenue and The Summer Set, has been handpicked by the AP staff. The tour kicks off on March 19th and criss-crosses the country through the end of April.

A ticket pre-sale will begin at 5 p.m. local time on January 4th and continue though January 8th. The regular on-sale begins on January 9th. Pre-sale tickets are available here:

Never Shout Never has recently sold out all eight shows on its December tour, which begins on the 16th. The band is touring in support of their upcoming Butch Walker-produced release What Is Love?, which will be released by Loveway Records / Sire Records on January 26th, 2010. The digital version of a four-song EP sold through clothing retailer Hot Topic is now available from all digital service providers. A video for "What Is Love?" can now be viewed on MySpace.

Drew will hit the road in January for a solo acoustic tour in support of What Is Love? Never Shout Never recently completed a headlining tour, culling tunes from the upcoming album, as well as from the three EP's Drew released on his own Loveway Records, including The Yippee EP, Me & My Uke EP, and The Summer EP, which broke into the iTunes Top 10 Album chart in June. Drew took home the coveted "Breaking Woodie" Award at the MTVu Woodie Awards in November.

The 2010 AP Tour dates are as follows:

3-19 Dallas, TX (House Of Blues)
3-20 Austin, TX (Emo’s –FREE SXSW Show)*
3-21 Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
3-23 Tucson, AZ (Rialto Theatre)
3-24 Phoenix, AZ (Marquee Theatre)
3-25 Bakersfield, CA (The Dome)
3-26 San Diego, CA (House Of Blues)
3-27 Las Vegas, NV (Extreme Thing)
3-30 Los Angeles, CA (House Of Blues)
3-31 San Francisco, CA (The Grand Ballroom at The Regency)

4-01 Chico, CA (Senator Theatre)
4-02 Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theatre)
4-03 Seattle, WA (El Corazon)
4-05 Salt Lake City, UT (In The Venue)
4-06 Denver, CO (Gothic Theatre)
4-08 Des Moines, IA (People’s Court)
4-09 St. Paul, MN (Station 4)
4-10 Chicago, IL (House Of Blues)
4-11 Milwaukee, WI (The Rave)
4-13 Kansas City, KS (The Beaumont Club)
4-14 Sauget, IL (Pop’s)
4-15 Nashville, TN (Rocketown)
4-16 Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade)
4-17 Jacksonville, FL (Freebird Live)
4-18 Orlando, FL (House Of Blues)
4-21 Charlotte, NC (Amos’ Southend)
4-22 Norfolk, VA (The NorVa)
4-23 Philadelphia, PA (Theatre Of The Living Arts)
4-24 Allentown, PA (Crocodile Rock)
4-25 Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
4-27 New York, NY (The Fillmore At Irving Plaza)
4-28 Buffalo, NY (Club Infinity)
4-29 Boston, MA (House Of Blues)
4-30 New Haven, CT (Toad’s Place)

5-01 Albany, NY (Northern Lights)
5-04 Pittsburgh, PA (Altar Bar)
5-05 Toronto, ON (Phoenix Theatre)
5-06 Detroit, MI (Crofoot Ballroom)
5-07 Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
5-08 Cleveland, OH (House Of Blues),


Burbank, CA – Fresh from a successful international run, Reprise Records artists The Used have announced a US headlining winter tour. The nationwide string of dates, which kick off January 27th in San Diego, CA and run through February 26th in Birmingham, AL, will support their new album, Artwork. Atreyu and Drive A will be supporting.

Critical acclaim for the Matt Squire-produced Artwork is effusive. Outburn (which the band recently graced the cover of) praises its "humbling ability to sound scrappy and raw while being perfectly polished and huge," while Alternative Press states "The Used have delivered not only the definitive album of their career but arguably one of the best records you'll hear in 2009. 4 ½ stars."

The band’s legions of fans are responding as well. The Used performed to a sold-out crowd on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and the first single, "Blood On My Hands" premiered on iTunes with over 5k downloads in the first day, the highest digital debut in the band's history. The video for the song debuted on MySpace and shot directly to the #1 spot, with 200,000 views in the first 24 hours. The Used recently released the music video for their international single “Empty With You,” directed by Nate Weaver. “Empty With You” can be seen on

In honor of the holidays, the official Used store has marked down nearly all merchandise, including new designs. All orders of $50 or more will receive free shipping. Visit The Used’s official store at

The Used headlining tour dates are as follows:

1/27 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
1/28 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
1/29 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
1/31 The Pavilion, Lubbock, TX
2/01 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
2/03 Val Air Ballroom, Des Moines, IA
2/05 The Venue, Fargo, ND
2/06 Convention Center, Sioux City, IA
2/08 Convocation Center, DeKalb, IL
2/09 The Rave, Milwaukee, WI
2/12 House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ
2/13 Lupo’s, Providence, RI
2/14 Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
2/16 Rapids Theatre, Niagara Falls, NY
2/17 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
2/19 Lifestyles Pavilion, Columbus, OH
2/20 House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
2/22 Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
2/23 Valarium, Knoxville, TN
2/25 Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
2/26 Five Point Music Hall, Birmingham, AL


We are extremely excited to officially announce the dates for the NEEDTOBREATHE “Won’t Turn Back Tour” 2010! The tour will kick off at the beginning of March and will run through mid-May! We were so blown away by the turnouts for the Outsiders Live Tour this fall, we started booking this tour before we even got home from the last one. In keeping with our past trends, this will be bigger and better than ever!

We are releasing a limited number of presale tickets for the first two legs of the tour that will go on sale December 18th - presales for the last leg will begin February 5th. Many of the shows on the last tour sold out, so be sure to get your tickets early and guarantee that you get into the show, as well as save a little money on service fees!

We’re playing more cities, bigger venues, and yet again we’ll be bringing out some amazing artists to join us. We’re excited to be sharing the stage with some old tour-mates as well as some new friends, including Will Hoge, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Graham Colton, Matt Hires and Seabird.

On top of all this, we’ll soon be launching our new fan club, The Insiders, giving you an opportunity to get closer to NEEDTOBREATHE than ever before! When you join you’ll get early access to advance ticket sales, a brand new fan club website, exclusive merch, fan club only meet and greet opportunities, and much more! More details are coming soon, but, for now, check out when we’re coming to a city near you and start getting ready for the biggest NEEDTOBREATHE tour yet! To join the fan club and for ticket presale info beginning on the 18th please visit or our website

- Joe

NEEDTOBREATHE “Won’t Turn Back Tour” 2010

Day Date City Venue Support
Wed 3/3/10 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theater Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Thurs 3/4/10 Dallas, TX House Of Blues Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Fri 3/5/10 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Sat 3/6/10 Houston, TX Warehouse Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Sun 3/7/10 Austin, TX The Parish Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Tues 3/9/10 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Thurs 3/11/10 Tampa, FL State Theatre Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Fri 3/12/10 Orlando, FL House Of Blues Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Sat 3/13/10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Sun 3/14/10 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Tues 3/16/10 Cincinnati, OH Southgate House Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Wed 3/17/10 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Thurs 3/18/10 Chicago, IL House Of Blues Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Fri 3/19/10 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Sat 3/20/10 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Mon 3/22/10 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Tues 3/23/10 Detroit, MI Eagle Ballroom Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Thurs 3/25/10 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Fri 3/26/10 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Sat 3/27/10 Atlanta, GA Center Stage Stephen Kellogg & Graham Colton
Wed 4/7/10 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live Will Hoge
Thurs 4/8/10 Boston, MA Paradise Will Hoge
Fri 4/9/10 Washington, DC 930 Club Will Hoge
Sat 4/10/10 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom Will Hoge
Sun 4/11/10 Norfolk, VA The Norva Will Hoge
Thurs 4/15/10 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre Will Hoge
Fri 4/16/10 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend Will Hoge
Sat 4/17/10 Charleston, SC Music Farm Will Hoge
Sun 4/18/10 Charleston, SC Music Farm Will Hoge
Thurs 4/22/10 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle Will Hoge
Fri 4/23/10 Clemson, SC Clemson University Will Hoge
Sat 4/24/10 Birmingham, AL Sloss Furnaces Will Hoge
Tues 4/27/10 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Thurs 4/29/10 Phoenix, AZ Clubhouse Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Fri 4/30/10 Pomona, CA Glass House Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Sat 5/1/10 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Tues 5/4/10 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Thurs 5/6/10 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Fri 5/7/10 Seattle, WA Showbox Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Sat 5/8/10 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Mon 5/10/10 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Tues 5/11/10 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Thurs 5/13/10 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Fri 5/14/10 Omaha, NE The Slowdown Stephen Kellogg & Seabird
Sat 5/15/10 Des Moines, IA People’s Court Stephen Kellogg & Seabird


Due to the recent bus crash involving Rivers Cuomo, and per doctor's orders the following WEEZER shows are cancelled:

1/9/2010 -- Bill Graham Civic Auditorium -- San Francisco, CA
1/11/2010 -- UCI Bren Events Center -- Irvine, CA
1/13/2010 -- RIMAC Arena -- La Jolla, CA
1/15/2010 -- Dodge Theatre -- Phoenix, AZ

Refunds will be given at point of purchase.

railcars tours Europe this Winter

Winter 2010 TOUR

01.14 Berlin (DE), Magnet Club
01.15 Wroclaw (PL), CRK
01.16 Cracow (PL), Kawiarnia Naukowa
01.17 Prague (CZ), Strahov 007
01.18 Budapest (HU), Zappa Cafe
01.19 Vienna (AT), Rhiz
01.20 Maribor (SI), Dvorana Gustaf (Pekarna)
01.21 Koper (SI), MKSC
01.22 Varese (IT), Twiggy Club
01.25 Faenza (IT), Clandestino
01.26 Fribourg (CH), Fri-Son
01.27 Dijon (FR), Deep Inside
01.28 Metz (FR), Emile Vache
01.29 Paris (FR), Mo'Fo Festival
01.30 London (UK), tba
01.31 Bristol (UK), Start The Bus
02.01 Glasgow (UK), 13th Note
02.02 York (UK), The Basement
02.03 Dublin (IR), Whelans
02.04 London (UK), good ship
02.05 Utrecht (NL), dB..s
02.06 Amsterdam (NL), Subbacultcha @ Nieuwe Anita
02.07 Eindhoven (NL), TAC
02.08 Karlsruhe (DE), Kohi
02.09 Freiburg (DE), KTS
02.10 München (DE), Kafe Kult
02.11 Strasbourg (FR), Simultania
02.12 Frankfurt (DE), Ivi
02.13 Nürnberg (DE), K4
02.15 Hamburg (DE), Hafenklang
02.16 Copenhagen (DK), Lades
02.18 Aalborg (DK), 1000Fryd
02.19 Gothenburg (SE), tba
02.20 Malmö (SE), Debaser


Burbank, CA – Keytar-wielding synth-pop sensation LIGHTS has extended her tour with Owl City. Beginning January 21st in Kansas City, MO, the dates will continue through May 2nd in Milwaukee, WI. The artists will also be making international stops in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

Twenty two year-old singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist LIGHTS crafts sparkling, otherworldly electro-pop that has already garnered her over 19 million plays on MySpace, a #1 hit in Canada and the 2009 JUNO for New Artist of the Year. LIGHTS was selected as an inaugural artist for MySpace’s new Introducing program, and she stars in her own short-form motion-comic series Audio Quest: A Captain LIGHTS Adventure, which airs on MTV and Rolling Stone called LIGHTS a “retro new wave…keytar-rocking pixie,” and the Toronto Star praised her as "the very epitome of D.I.Y. pin-up cool."

LIGHTS has also released Ice Pack, an exclusive remix EP. The EP features six unique versions of “Ice”, an 80's influenced, irresistibly catchy track off The Listening. The Ice Pack is available exclusively online at The EP features a diverse group of highly respected artists and producers: Rancid front man Tim Armstrong works his magic on “Ice”, as does Nine Inch Nails/A Perfect Circle’s Danny Lohner. Underground UK remixers Modernaire (La Roux, MGMT) and world-renowned producer and engineer Mark ‘Spike’ Stent who has worked with Bjork, Muse, No Doubt and more also contribute. Toronto-based LIGHTS enlisted her Canadian peers as well: award-winning Vancouver hip-hop artist K-OS and up & coming songwriter and producer Colin Munroe each personalize a version of “Ice.”

The official LIGHTS store is running a special promotion where customers can get $5 off their order when they buy Ice Pack and any two apparel items. In addition, every order through 12/31 will have free shipping. Visit the official LIGHTS store at

Visit or to see and hear LIGHTS.

LIGHTS Owl City Tour Dates:

1/21 – Beaumont Club, Kansas City, MO
1/22 – Diamond ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
1/23 – Pageant – St. Louis, MO
1/24 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
1/26 – Majestic – Madison, WI
1/27 – 20th Century – Cincinnati, OH
1/28 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
1/29 – Recher Theatre – Towson, MD
1/30 – Norva – Norfolk, VA
2/01 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC
2/02 – Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL
2/03 – State Theatre – Tampa, FL
2/04 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2/05 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
2/06 – Melting Pot – Athens, GA
2/08 – Workplay Soundstage – Birmingham, AL
2/09 – Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
2/10 – Rev Room – Little Rock, AK
2/17 – Komedia – Brighton, UK
2/18 – Electric Ballroom – London, UK
2/19 – Oxford Academy 2 – Oxford, UK
2/20 – Newcastle Academy 2 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
2/21 – Birmingham Academy 2 – Birmingham, UK
2/22 - Manchester Academy 3 – Manchester, UK
2/24 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, NL
2/25 – Orangerie – Brussels, Belgium
2/26 – Le Nouveau Casino – Paris, FR
2/27 – Werkstatt – Cologne, GR
2/28 – 59 to 1 – Munich, GR
3/01 – Magnet – Berlin, GR
3/02 – Amager Bio – Copenhagen, DK
3/30 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
3/31 – Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
4/01 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
4/02 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
4/03 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
4/05 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
4/06 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
4/07 – Fox Theatre – Pomona, CA
4/08 – Soma – San Diego, CA
4/09 – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA
4/10 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
4/12 – Salt Air Theatre – Magna, UT
4/13 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
4/15 – Stubb’s – Austin, TX
4/16 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Houston, TX
4/20 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
4/22 – Constitution Hall – Washington, DC
4/23 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
4/24 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
4/25 – Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
4/27 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
4/28 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
4/29 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
4/30 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
5/01 – State Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
5/02 – Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI

The Clientele announce US (& Canada) Tour!

Alasdair, Mark, James & Mel will be stateside in February to support their new album, Bonfires on the Heath.

Featured on individual critic's year end lists at The Onion AV Club, Pitchfork, NPR Music, and more, Bonfires on the Heath is in a sense a return to the Clientele’s roots; the dreamlike suburban landscapes first encountered in the early singles, their trippy sense of menace stronger now. Back in London, they’ve drawn on older traditions of English folk, which exist here side by side with the band’s more familiar bossa and pop elements. Mel Draisey’s contributions on piano and violin add beautifully to MacLean’s timeless, eerie songs.

"For those who cherished the late, great Go-Betweens, Galaxie 500, and The Zombies, take heart--here is your new favorite album, filled to bursting with shivering tremolo guitars, surrealist poetry and the sort of melodies that made the kids' knees buckle whenever "Time of the Season" graced the airwaves" ~Paste Magazine

"A band out of time, The Clientele conjures the ghosts of chirpy British pop and the mellow, sepia-toned rock of the mid-1960s. Yet, while there are clearly trace elements of Donovan and The Zombies, the band's debt to the past is more about feeling and mood than note-for-note re-creations." ~NPR Song of the Day

The Clientele on tour:
2/21 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
2/22 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
2/23 Washington, DC Black Cat
2/24 Chapel Hill, NC Cats Cradle
2/25 Atlanta, GA The Earl
2/26 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
2/27 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
2/28 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
3/01 Austin, TX Mohawk
3/04 San Diego, CA Casbah
3/05 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
3/06 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
3/07 Visalia, CA Cellar Door
3/09 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
3/11 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
3/12 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
3/15 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
3/16 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
3/17 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
3/19 Toronto, ONT Horseshoe Tavern
3/20 Montreal, QC Il Motore
3/21 Allston, MA Great Scott
3/23 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

VOICEsVOICEs to tour US with Prefuse 73 and Gaslamp Killer this January ; "Origins" out next month

VOICEsVOICEs to tour US with Prefuse 73 and Gaslamp Killer this January ; "Origins" out next month

Experimental rock duo hit the road on the US as both the openers and the live backing band for Prefuse 73. He also will be playing with their band as well.

"Their sound-- part ambient electronic, part primal scrawl-- is tough to pin down and always taking unexpected turns"
Pitchfork Media

"schized-out drone pop"

VOICEsVOICEs are a two-piece making warm, seductively atmospheric, mostly instrumental music from Los Angeles. Formed in June of 2008, Jenean Farris and Nico Turner, came together to break away from the musical mold they were confined to in previous projects to defy what they've been taught, and challenge what they know. Their use of pedals, looping, spellbinding vocals, and heartrending drumming results in hauntingly beautiful music that will awaken even your most subconscious dreams and fears. L.A. Record says "Los Angeles has one of the most exciting music scenes going on in the world right now and in the center of all this is the darling female duo, VOICEsVOICEs."

Both musicians were originally drummers for other bands and wanted to show that drummers were creative musical forces and more than merely providers of backbeats for other people's songs. The project began as an experiment in the creation of sound, with masking vocals that swirl like ghosts in a sea of reverb, beats and distortion, creating a sound that amounted to a beautiful clutter. Although they hadn't much experience performing other instruments prior to combining their forces, or perhaps because of it, they developed a psychedelic ambient sound that is unique in a way that separates them from the other bands in the abundant Los Angeles music scene.

While they both still play drums and various percussions, they learned to incorporate guitars, pedals and looping effects, even as they were still learning to play the instruments. Rather than procrastinate in a rehearsal space, they chose to perform live as often as they could at any place that would welcome them. Through dozens of shows in their early months, they developed their style and their fanbase at the same time, playing mostly in galleries and all age venues. Rather than relying on luck to be discovered, and confident in the power of their sweeping scores, they released their first self-produced and self-released ep, "Sounds Outside" within a few months of forming and it was warmly received, garnering rave reviews from Los Angeles publications like LA Record and grabbing the attention of influential label Manimal Vinyl and producer Prefuse 73.

Quickly advancing to the the top indie rock clubs in town like Spaceland, The Echo and The Smell, their fanbase and reputation grew in leaps and bounds. They were immediately snatched up by Manimal Vinyl who is releasing their new ep "Origins" in January. The EP was produced by Prefuse 73, who postponed his own recording for the opportunity to work with the band. In the studio, Prefuse added textural instruments and arrangements and brought the two musicians vocals closer to the forefront. The result is a combination of compositions that fall somewhere between Enya and the Plastic Ono Band. Barely a year after combining forces, VOICEsVOICEs were opening shows for artists like Blackheart Procession and Octopus Project In November, 2009 they were tapped for a month-long European touring with Brightblack Morning Light and Rio en Medio. Their shows are notable for attracting some of the top local musicians and scenemakers who become avid fans after one or two listens. Their soundscapes will send you into a peaceful slumber or make you scream and want to break things, sometimes causing both reactions at the same time.

ORIGINS OUT 01.26.2010 on Manimal Vinyl


12/31 Aragon Ballroom Chicago IL #
01/19 Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY *
01/20 Middle East Downstairs Cambridge MA **
01/23 Eagle Theatre Pontiac MI **
01/25 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis MN **
01/29 The Nightlight Lounge Bellingham WA *
01/30 Neumos Seattle WA *
01/31 Holocene Portland OR *
02/02 Slims San Francisco CA *
02/03 Troubadour Los Angeles CA *
02/05 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City UT **
02/06 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver CO *
# w/ Umphrey's McGee
* w/ Gaslamp Killer, Voices Voices
** w/ Gaslamp Killer

Amanda Palmer Shares New Song & Tegan and Sara "Hell" Video on YouTube!

As an early holiday treat we'd like to share two new videos from Amanda Palmer who we are thrilled to be working with in the new year! Inspired by Tegan's explanation of what the song is really about, Amanda created a video with director Michael Pope for the Tegan and Sara song, "Hell," while in NYC this November. She also wrote a song titled "gaga, palmer, madonna" yesterday and immediately made a live video share with fans.

You can check out Amanda Palmer's video for "Hell" here and the video for "gaga, palmer, madonna" here. More to come about what Amanda Palmer has coming up in 2010.

Who Killed Amanda Palmer?



“The album that can turn a timid housewife into a passion struck vampire, and can absolutely encourage the devil’s tongue from a matador’s daughter.”

Hot on the heels of their east coast tour with the Genitorturers, the Sex Slaves jump start 2010 with a 21 city tour with Gunfire 76, Wednesday 13’s new band of outlaws. The Sex Slaves’ new record, “Wasted Angel”, is available now from all daring digital retailers.

“The Sex Slaves are red light Romeos, Casanovas of cock rock, virile vaudevillians with a bevy of backstage beauties, ass-strapped and action-packed like an orgy of nighttime nonsense.” -

Hailing from New York City’s lower east side the Sex Slaves--Eric13, Del Cheetah and J/Bomb sound like they've just stumbled out of a rat-infested, garbage-strewn alleyway after an all-night binge. Their music is a sleazy, trashy excursion into the sordid underworld of Rock n' Roll where absolutely anything goes and where very few participants actually get out in one piece. It's a sinfully enticing noise born out of the gutter and raised on the deserted street corners of New York’s Lower East Side. It's recklessly clothed head-to-toe in denim and black leather with a permanent, sneering scowl, a magnificent addiction, a pleasurable perversion, a lewd and crude musical art form worthy of undying devotion.

It's Rock n' Roll, and the Sex Slaves wear it well, live it proudly and play it LOUD, or don't play it at all!!

“Think of your favorite band. You know the one that makes you smile when you hear the first few notes of their song or the one that makes you scream your voice hoarse at their live shows. Well press the mental erase button on those has-beens and prepare to meet your new favorite band.” -

8-Jan Raleigh, NC Volume 11
9-Jan Springfield, VA Jaxx
11-Jan Rochester, NY CA Brew Haus
12-Jan Providence, RI Club Hell
13-Jan Cambridge, MA Middle East
14-Jan Lancaster, PA Chameleon
15-Jan Allentown, PA Croc Rock
16-Jan Cleveland, OH Peabody's
18-Jan Chicago, IL Reggie's
19-Jan Detroit, MI Blondie's
20-Jan Pittsburg, PA Diesel
21-Jan Huntington, WV V Club
22-Jan Charlotte, NC Casbah at Tremont
23-Jan Atlanta, GA Masquerade
24-Jan Tallahassee, FL Big Daddy's
25-Jan Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
27-Jan Orlando, FL Back Booth
28-Jan Palm Beach, FL Club La Vela

“Sex Slaves offer a real hard-edged rock sound that really has some ballz to it. The new record has attitude, it has got rawness and it has a whole lot of substance.” -

Thursday, December 17, 2009

THE ARCHITECTS hit the road in early 2010 with Flogging Molly, Frank Turner!!

"[The Architects'] riffs aim for Angus Young as their shouting shoots for BTO and the Clash and Hüsker Dü."
-Spin Magazine

Pound the Pavement THE HARD WAY

Kansas City, MO – After spending their entire Summer on the Vans Warped Tour, The Phillips brothers - Brandon, Zach, Adam - and their best friend Keenan, otherwise known as THE ARCHITECTS are packing their bags again for another cross country trek in support of their fourth album THE HARD WAY (Skeleton Crew). This time, the boys will be touring with Flogging Molly and Frank Turner (tour dates below).

Produced, mixed, and engineered by KC’s own Aaron Conner (Cher, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G.), The Hard Way is drawn from the deep lyrical pools of songsmiths like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Tom Petty, while the roaring, crashing sonic inspiration comes from the likes of The Clash, AC/DC, The Replacements and The Who. “We are still our father’s sons with respect to our heroes,” says singer/songwriter and eldest brother Brandon describing the evolution of The Architects sound and the creation of The Hard Way. Still stubbornly free of gimmicks, costumes and celebreality bullshit, The Architects are all piss and vinegar and good tunes, delivered with guts and authenticity…just as it should be.

Checkout the video premiere on ShockHound for their first single "Bastards At The Gate"!

2010 Green 17 Tour featuring Flogging Molly, Frank Turner, and The Architects
Feb 10 HOUSE OF BLUES Houston, TX
Feb 13 TABERNACLE Atlanta, GA
Feb 14 THE RITZ YBOR Tampa, FL
Feb 16 HOUSE OF BLUES Orlando, FL
Feb 17 HOUSE OF BLUES Orlando, FL
Feb 18 THE MUSIC FARM Charleston, SC
Feb 19 THE FILLMORE Charlotte, NC
Feb 20 HOUSE OF BLUES Myrtle Beach, SC
Feb 22 THE NORVA Norfolk, VA
Feb 23 RAMS HEAD LIVE Baltimore, MD
Feb 26 ELECTRIC FACTORY Philadelphia, PA
Feb 27 HOUSE OF BLUES Boston, MA
Mar 4 LC PAVILION Columbus, OH
Mar 5 HOUSE OF BLUES Cleveland, OH
Mar 6 THE FILLMORE Detroit, MI
Mar 8 EGYPTIAN ROOM Indianapolis, IN
Mar 9 BOGARTS Cincinnati, OH
Mar 10 THE PAGEANT St. Louis, MO
Mar 12 EAGLES CLUB Milwaukee, WI
Mar 14 UPTOWN THEATRE Kansas City, MO


COSMIC GATE, this years’ highest climbers in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs Poll, announce North American tour dates in preparation for their new mixed compilation release “BACK 2 BACK” on Black Hole Recordings.

Cosmic Gate is Nic Chagall and Bossi, best described as one of the most highly-sought after electronic acts today. In their homeland of Germany, they have achieved seven Top 40 singles, a Top 10 hit in the UK, as well as eight albums under their belts, (four artist albums and four mixed compilations) spanning a career of 10 years. Releasing their artist album “Sign of the Times” earlier this year, it garnered support from the likes of trance kings, Tiësto and Armin van Burren. Their highly acclaimed compilation series “BACK 2 BACK” is now in it’s fourth installment, poised for release on February 23rd, 2010 on Tiësto’s, Black Hole Recordings, coupled with an action packed North American tour.

No strangers to the States, Cosmic Gate played a whopping 40 times at a slew of venues in the US in the last 12 months. They both admit that their most exciting
gig this year was playing at the How Sweet it Is Festival in San Bernardino, and it’s the States where they have felt the electronic pulse beat the strongest!

Being just voted in at Number 19 in the UK’s DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ Poll, Cosmic Gate are officially this years highest climbers. When they’re not keeping their names in the headlines, they spend most of their time in the studio as well as touring worldwide. Next stop – North America…look out for Cosmic Gate at a venue near you!

Wednesday 9th December – Cream Stereo Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
Thursday 10th December – Empire Event Center, Sacramento, CA
Friday 11th December – Voyeur, San Diego, CA
Saturday 12th December – Vision, Chicago, IL
Wednesday 16th December – Heat Ultra Lounge, Orange County, CA
Friday 18th December – Rich’s, Houston, TX
Saturday 19th December – Red Room, Vancouver, CANADA
Thursday 31st December – (with Above & Beyond and Christopher Lawrence) Giant
Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Thursday 21st January – Tabu Nightclub, Morgantown, VA
Saturday 23rd January – Glow @ Fur, Washington DC
Saturday 13th February – Rubio’s Event Center, Austin, TX
Friday 19th February – Ruby Skye, San Francisco, CA
Saturday 20th February – Guvernment, Toronto, CANADA

For more information on Cosmic Gate, please visit / /

Check out Cosmic Gate’s Godskitchen Boombox Performance

Check out Cosmic Gate’s performance in Minsk

The Devil Makes Three announce Annual New Year's Eve show and DM3 and Pete Bernhard plan tour dates in 2010!

After a year spent criss-crossing the country, winning fans from coast to coast
and the release of two undeniably inventive records,
The Devil Makes Three and frontman Pete Bernhard announce dates in 2010
kicking off after their annually sold out New Year's Eve bash in Santa Cruz!

Full Dates Below!

The Devil Makes Three
Dec 31 - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 20 - Cal Neva - Crystal Bay, NV
Jan 21 - Eureka Theater - Eureka, CA
Jan 22 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
Jan 23 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
Jan 29 - Manzanita Place - Chico, CA

Pete Bernhard
Feb 18 - Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, CA
Feb 20 - Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 21 - Cafe Du Nord - San Francisco, CA
Feb 23 - Jambalaya - Arcata, CA
Feb 24 - Oak St Speak Easy - Eugene, OR
Feb 25 - Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
Feb 26 - Doug Fir - Portland, OR
Feb 27 - Stillwater - Ashland, OR
Feb 28 - Cafe Coda - Chico, CA

With more dates to come throughout 2010!

In 2009, The Devil Makes Three released Do Wrong Right and frontman Pete Bernhard launched his solo album
Straight Line on Milan Records -
Stepping out with a collage of musical influences, Straight Line is a fair bit different from his primary band but one key element remains the same - Pete Bernhard's defining vocal style, unique phrasing and his distinctive point of view.

The Devil Makes Three live @ KEXP was released digitally on 8.11,
including four tracks played live in the studio of the famous Seattle based radio station and an interview.

Quotes and Quotes
Venus.zine- 5 out of 5
“The Santa Cruz–based threesome borrows elements of ragtime, country, folk, and rockabilly music and approaches them with a fiery punk rock proclivity, creating a modern but true reflection of vintage American blues.”

Under the Radar: 7 out of 10
“ the best bourbon, Do Wrong Right will go down smooth, and then help to steer the rest of your day”

Eastern Surf Mag
“Punk-tinged, whiskey-fueled, old-timey/bluegrass/ragtime blend from this percussion-less Santa Cruz, CA, trio. Charmingly ragged vocal harmonies and a legendary live show only add to the band’s allure.”

“The Devil Makes Three play a tongue-in-cheek form of American roots music, bucking genre conventions with lyrics that trend toward atypical subjects like crack abuse and getting your picture taken with the Four Horsemen.”

Hear Ya
“The Devil Makes Three has just released the latest chapter of their gypsy-punk-hillbilly-bluegrass-blues gospel in an album called Do Wrong Right. That description is a mouthful, but DM3 is far from ordinary. The drummer-less trio consists of guitarist/frontman Pete Bernhard, stand-up bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean. Their sound is driven by rhythm and three-part harmonies that beg you to boogie down, even if you aren’t the boogie down type.”

“If we're going to get through this so-called "New Depression," we're going to need some troubadours to sing our survival tales. The Devil Makes Three fit that bill perfectly on latest offering Do Wrong Right (released April 21 on Milan Records), giving voice to those firewater nights that bleed into the horrendous crash of daylight, splitting headaches and tremors before we pick ourselves up to do it all over again.”

The Punk Rock Site

The Devil Makes Three quite possibly are the best band that you have never heard of. Constantly on tour, selling out dates across the country and in their neck of the woods on the West Coast, this band is busy packing their shows night after night, largely thanks to word of mouth.

Over the past 7 years, The Devil Makes Three have garnered fans the old school way - playing a city, making friends, conquering fans and moving on. When they hit the next town, venues are packed with folks that heard from a friend in a city that the band had played before.
Because of this, The Devil Makes Three have established thousands of die-hard and devout fans.

The Devil Makes Three's Do Wrong Right out on Milan Records NOW!
Pete Bernhard's Straight Line out on Milan Records NOW!

LIVING SACRIFICE Announce The Abominable Snowtour February 5-28

Co-Headlining Tour with WAR OF AGES

Band Bludgeons U.S. in support of new album, The Infinite Order, out January 26, 2010

Dec 17, 2009 - Metal legends LIVING SACRIFICE have announced a U.S. co-headlining tour, dubbed 'The Abominable Snowtour', that will crisscross the nation from February 5-28. The band will share top billing throughout the tour with metal cohorts WAR OF AGES, with support from SHAI HULUD, LIONHEART and THE GREAT COMMISSION.

"We are really excited to get out and play some of the new stuff live," says LIVING SACRIFICE frontman Bruce Fitzhugh. "We're also stoked on the other bands on the tour. I've been a fan of SHAI HULUD for years, and we have become close with the WAR OF AGES guys over the last few years, playing together at festivals. We're just really glad to be able to do this."

The tour comes on the heels of the release of The Infinite Order, in stores January 26 on SolidState Records. The album - LIVING SACRIFICE's seventh full-length overall, and first since 2002's acclaimed Conceived In Fire - is shaping up to be one of 2010's most hotly anticipated metal releases. The Infinite Order finds the band returning to its thrash roots for an unapologetic reminder of how unrelenting, honest metal is done at a time when some folks could use a reminder.

There aren't too many metal lifers out there who AREN'T named SLAYER or METALLICA that are still making ferociously relevant music 20 years into their career. LIVING SACRIFICE are among the few and the proud, and despite the fact that they have inspired a huge portion of today's young metal bands, they're still playing like they've got something to prove."

LIVING SACRIFICE have opened the gates for album pre-orders, with several options available, including added value such as DVDs and t-shirts. Options can be viewed at:

2/5 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
2/6 Little Rock, AR @ Juanitas
2/7 Dallas, TX @ Fat Daddy's
2/8 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
2/9 Houston, TX @ Meridian
2/10 Tulsa, OK @ Marquis Theatre
2/11 Bentonville, AR @ Skia
2/12 Kansas City, MO @ El Torreon
2/13 Jefferson, SD @ Community Center
2/14 Buffalo, MN @ The Vault
2/15 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
2/17 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
2/19 Grand Ledge, MI @ Imagine This
2/20 Erie, PA @ Forward Hall
2/21 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
2/22 Clinton, NJ @ Aquifer Music Venue
2/23 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
2/24 Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant
2/25 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery (no Shai Hulud)
2/27 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue (no Shai Hulud)
2/28 Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre (no Shai Hulud)

Hayaino Daisuki Announce New Album, "The Invincible Gate Mind of The Internal Fire Hell, or Did You Mean Hawaii Daisuki?," Out February 23rd on Hydra

Hayaino Daisuki is a full-on thrash-grind-stravaganza. – BrooklynVegan

You'll have no idea what Jon Chang is saying, but you'll remember every word. - Pitchfork

Grindcore has always been an art form attempted by few and mastered by even fewer. DISCORDANCE AXIS should be considered to be one of these few masters. -

I was like you once... Often a little too lazy to get out of bed to blow a piss, old milky cereal bowls... so yeah, I know exactly what you're thinking... you're thinking, how could Hayaino Daisuki, arguably the most influential power-thrash outfit (in japan), outdo what they already pulled off on their debut EP, Headbanger's Karaoke Club Dangerous Fire? But they did... let me break it down.

OK so, Hayaino Daisuki has always been the tightest and the fastest band out there, right? Hayaino's new record, other wise known as The Invincible Gate Mind of the Infernal Fire Hell, or Did You Mean Hawaii Daisuki? maintains the aforementioned titles while gaining them another... After this record hits the shelves, people like you and me are going to have to start referring to Hayaino Daisuki as the fastest, tightest and most melodic metal band ever! And dude, if you're into aggressive music you've come to the right place... listening to this band, and in particular the record in question, is like crossing streams with a fire hose... You know... Obviously you run the risk of injury, but you're stoned and growing up in the suburbs...