Riot Fest 2014 Dates Announced for Toronto, Chicago and Denver
In celebration of Riot Fest’s 10th anniversary, more bands, more rides, and expanded footprints have been promised in all 3 cities, with special surprises and attractions in Chicago.
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Parquet Courts recently released the official video for “Sunbathing Animal,” the title track off their highly-anticipated second album, which will be released on 6/3 via What’s Your Rupture/Mom+Pop. The video stars singer/guitarist Andrew Savage’s cat, Frida.
The band is scheduled to perform on Late Night with Seth Meyers on April 30th. Tune in to hear a new song!
Stream The Menzingers ‘Rented World’
Although The Menzingers latest album ‘Rented World’ isn’t due to be released until April 22nd, significant buzz has already been generated by the two singles ‘In Remission’ and ‘I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore.’ Now you can stream the full album a week prior to its release thanks to Epitaph and SPIN.
In support of this album, The Menzingers will be embarking on a North American tour with fellow punk acts Lemuria, PUP, and Cayetana starting March 29 in Providence, RI.
You can pre-order ‘Rented World’ on CD or vinyl on The Menzingers webstore.
Read more for the Menzingers’ tour dates with Lemuria, PUP, and Cayetana.
Pup Added to Pure Love UK Farewell Tour
Canadian punk rock band Pup have been added as support to Pure Love’s Farewell tour, following the announcement of an ‘indefinite hiatus’ from the English rock band. Pure Love was formed in 2011 by former Gallows frontman Frank Carter and ex-Hope Conspiracy and Suicide File guitarist Jim Carroll. However, the band failed to take off. Their announcement of an indefinite hiatus comes almost exactly one year after the release of their first studio LP, ‘Anthems.’
4/30 Lincoln Engine Shed
5/01 Kingston New Slang
5/02 Tunbridge Wells Forum
5/03 Bristol - Fleece
5/04 Gloucester Guildhall
5/06 Liverpool East Village Arts Centre
5/07 Newcastle Academy II
5/08 Glasgow King Tuts
5/09 Sheffield Leadmill
5/10 Manchester Sound Control
5/11 Birmingham Academy II
5/13 Brighton Green Door Store
5/14 Southampton Joiners
5/15 Chester Compass
5/16 London Underworld
Copeland to Release ‘Ixora,’ First Album in Nearly Six Years
Copeland has announced that they will be releasing their first album in 6 years. Their fifth studio album, Ixora, will also be their first independent release.
The band is essentially funding the entire recording through pre-orders. On their website, they state:
"Below you’ll find various bundles with music, apparel, and collectibles. ALL of the physical items in the pre-order will be limited-run items (including “SPECIAL EDITION” and “DELUXE IXORA TWIN” CDs). That means when the pre-orders have sold out, they won’t be offered again.
For the first time in our career, we are making a record as an independent band. These pre-orders are essentially funding the project. The encouraging messages and requests for a new album never stopped after our farewell tour in 2010. We are extremely honored by this and hope you love what we create.
Thank you in advance for your continued support.
Aaron, Bryan, Jonathan, Stephen”
Copeland’s new song is available for streaming below. Ixora is scheduled for release on October 31st, 2014. In the meantime, the album is available for pre-order from the band’s website.
FEST 13 First Wave of Bands Announced
ALL EYES WEST
APOLOGIES, I HAVE NONE
CAPTAIN WE’RE SINKING
THE CAULFIELD CULT
CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE
EMPIRE! EMPIRE! (I WAS A LONELY ESTATE)
THE HOLY MESS
INTO IT. OVER IT.
LEE COREY OSWALD
LESS THAN JAKE
LITTLE BIG LEAGUE
THE MARKED MEN
MOCKINGBIRD WISH ME LUCK
MODERN LIFE IS WAR
NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION
NIGHTMARES FOR A WEEK
NO WEATHER TALKS
PLACES TO HIDE
RED CITY RADIO
ROGER HARVEY & THE WILD LIFE
SAD AND FRENCH
SELF DEFENSE FAMILY
THE SKY WE SCRAPE
THE SMITH STREET BAND
TINY MOVING PARTS
TWO HAND FOOLS
THE WALKING TARGETS
WE ARE THE UNION
THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE
YOU BLEW IT!
THE YOUNG LEAVES
YOUNG AND HEARTLESS
Pre-Fest is Oct. 29 - 30 in Ybor City and Fest is Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 in Gainesville. Passes go on sale on 4/20/2014 at 4:20 PM. More information is available here.
Warped Tour 2014 Final Dates and Artists
The final dates and locations, along with the final artist lineups have officially been announced.
JUNE 13 - Houston, TX - Reliant Park - Main Street Lot
JUNE 14 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
JUNE 15 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
JUNE 17 - Albuquereque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
JUNE 18 - Mesa, AZ - Quail Run Park
JUNE 19 - Las Vegas, NV - Luxor Lot
JUNE 20 - Pomona, CA - Pomona Fairplex
JUNE 21 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
JUNE 22 - Ventura, CA - Ventura County Fairgrounds
JUNE 25 - Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheater
JUNE 26 - Wheatland, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheater
JUNE 28 - Seattle, WA - White River
JUNE 29 - Portland, OR - Portland Expo Center
JULY 2 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
JULY 3 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center
JULY 4 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheater
JULY 5 - Montreal, QC - Parterre Notre Dame
JULY 6 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
JULY 8 - Darien Center, NY (Buffalo) - Darien Lake PAC
JULY 9 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion
JULY 10 - Boston, MA - Xfinity Center
JULY 11 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
JULY 12 - Long Island, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater
JULY 13 - Hartford, CT - Xfinity Theater
JULY 15 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
JULY 16 - Cincinatti, OH - Riverbend Music Center
JULY 17 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland) - Blossom Music Center
JULY 18 - Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
JULY 19 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
JULY 20 - Minneapolis, MN - Canterbury Park
JULY 22 - Columbia, MD (Washington, D.C.) - Merriweather Post Pavilion
JULY 23 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live
JULY 24 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
JULY 25 - St. Petersburg, FL - Vinoy Park
JULY 26 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater
JULY 27 - Orlando, FL - Central Florida Fairgrounds
JULY 28 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
JULY 29 - Nashville, TN - Tennessee State Fairgrounds
JULY 30 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheater
JULY 31 - Kansas City, KS - Sandstone Amphitheater
AUGUST 2 - Salt Lake City, UT - Utah State Fairpark
AUGUST 3 - Denver, CO - Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium
Read More below for the full and final lineup!
Reverse the Curse/My Mouth Is The Speaker Spring 2014 Tour
Columbus, Ohio’s own Reverse the Curse is set to begin the first leg of their Spring 2014 tour with Akron’s My Mouth Is The Speaker in April. Reverse the Curse will be continuing their tour with Mace Ballard and Signals Midwest.
Read more below for dates and locations:
White Lung Announces Release of Third Album
Canadian punks White Lung have announced a June 17th release date for their upcoming third album, Deep Fantasy, which will be released by Domino Recording Company.
Check out the official video of their current single, “Drown With The Monster” here.
Lollapalooza Day-By-Day Line-up Released
Veteran bands and newcomers alike will be gathering in Chicago’s Grant Park August 1st–3rd for this year’s installation of Lollapalooza. The headliners include Skrillex, Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Outkast, Calvin Harris, and Kings of Leon.
FRIDAY: Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Zedd, Above & Beyond, Broken Bells, Interpol, Lykke Li, Phantogram, CHVRCHES, the Glitch Mob, Portugal. The Man, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike; AFI; J. Roddy Walston & the Business; the Kooks; Rudimental; Iggy Azalea; Bombay Bicycle Club; Warpaint; Kodaline; Sander Kleinenberg; Lucius; Blood Orange; Perry/Etty vs. Joachim Garraud (featuring Perry Farrell); Jagwar Ma; Temples; Vic Mensa; Francisca Valenzuela; Into It. Over It.; Courtney Barnett; San Fermin; Roadkill Ghost Choir; Brillz; Jacob Plant; The So So Glos; Cash Cash; Bebe Rexha; Wallpaper.; DUGAS; Bagheera; Of Verona; Highly Suspect.
SATURDAY: Outkast; Calvin Harris; Foster the People; Krewella; Nas; Spoon; the Head and the Heart; Chase & Status; cut/copy; Fitz and the Tantrums; GROUPLOVE; Gramatik; Jenny Lewis; Manchester Orchestra; John Butler Trio; Martin Garrix; Phosphorescent; Duke Dumont; the Temper Trap; Joachim Garraud; Typhoon; Z-Trip; Kate Nash; Vance Joy; Rich Homie Quan; Parquet Courts; Smallpools; Jungle; Wildcat! Wildcat!; PAPA; the Districts; heRobust; Royal Blood; Ratking; Meg Myers; Joywave; Desert Noises; Jon Batiste and Stay Human; Benjamin Booker; the Last Internationale; Johnnyswim; Charlie Hirsch; Anna Lunoe; Rocky Business.
SUNDAY: Kings of Leon; Skrillex; the Avett Brothers; Sebastian Ingrosso; Childish Gambino; Cage the Elephant; Young the Giant; Chance the Rapper; Flosstradamus; Chromeo; DARKSIDE; the 1975; Rebelution; Glen Hansard; Gesaffelstein; Flume; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Run the Jewels; the Airborne Toxic Event; London Grammar; White Denim; Delta Rae; RAC; GTA; jhené aiko; Kongos; NONONO; Gemini Club; Crizzly; Bomba Estéreo; Bleachers; Bear Hands; Kausea; Bronze Radio Return; Lindsay Lowend; Betty Who; Fly Golden Eagle; Crass Mammoth; Cardiknox; Space Capone; Plastic Visions; Oyinda.
Tigers Jaw Announces Summer ‘14 Tour Dates
After announcing a major line-up change in November of last year, Tigers Jaw will finally release their upcoming album, Charmer, via Run for Cover Records on June 3, 2014. Their latest single, “Nervous Kids,” is now streaming on Pitchfork via the Run for Cover Soundcloud.
Tigers Jaw have announced the following tour dates for this summer:
South By So What?! Wraps Up a Rainy Weekend
A rain-scattered weekend outside of Dallas, Texas is not uncharacteristic for this festival, but neither is the dedication of festival organizers and festival-goers alike. Despite rainy conditions on the second day of the festival, attendance remained strong throughout the weekend and shows continued until conditions became too poor to continue.
The festival’s seventh year continued the tradition of bringing a solid lineup of rock, metal, and electronic acts toTexas and the performances on each day more than made up for the few acts which were forced to cut their
sets on Saturday.
For day-by-day photos from the festival, Read More below.
Into It. Over it. | 02/26/14 | Cleveland, OH
Photoset by: Alexis M. Carek
The Now Sound Interview: Zac Little of Saintseneca
When I first heard Columbus natives Saintseneca it was at Weapons of Mass Creation festival in Cleveland a few years ago. I remember watching the band assemble themselves on stomp boxes with instruments I hadn’t seen before and a large plastic garbage can substituting for a drumset. The sound that greeted my ears from that first song won me over and I left with a copy of Last, an album that has become one of my most treasured possessions.
Today the band begins a six-week tour that will take them from the frigid Midwest to SXSW, further west to California and back home to Columbus. Tour begins in Cleveland at the Grog Shop with Two Hand Fools, The Melodic, and Dolfish. Frontman Zac Little offered insight into the band’s newest album, Dark Arc, as well as his approach to artistic endeavors.
Candy Hearts U.S. Tour Kicks Off With We Are The In Crowd
(photo by Jonathan Weiner, care of Bridge Nine Records)
Candy Hearts just kicked off their tour across North America supporting We Are The In Crowd (alongside William Beckett, Set It Off, and State Champs) last weekend. The tour hits Pontiac, MI tonight and finishes in Clifton Park, New York on April 4th - tour dates are listed below.
Candy Hearts recently finished recording their forthcoming new album with Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory) in Los Angeles, CA. This full-length is expected to street this summer on Violently Happy / Bridge Nine Records and is the follow-up to Candy Hearts’ The Best Ways To Disappear EP which was released in late 2012 on the same label collaboration.