Alternative Music Info

  • July 14th, 2024

    Young The Giant has released an unreleased single “Metropolis” from their upcoming Mind Over Matter Deluxe Album (10th Anniversary Edition) coming July 26th. “Metropolis” was written and recorded by lead singer Sameer Gadhia  during the recording of their Mind Over Matter album. The band teased the track on their 2023 American Bollywood World Tour by surprising fans with stripped-back acoustic performances of the song several times throughout the summer. Check out the acoustic version of the “Metropolis” HERE

    The exclusive deluxe version of the album comes in clear smoke vinyl and includes a 12-page booklet, fold-out poster, and an exclusive slipcover. The tracklist includes 3 never-before-released demos “Mind Over Matter (Demo),” “Camera (Demo),” “What You Get (Demo),” and “Metropolis (Acoustic).”

    Young The Giant is on the road with Cage The Elephant and Bakar for the Neon Pill Tour.

  • July 12th, 2024

    Clairo released her third album, Charm, today via Virgin. Her new 11 song collection features the lead single “Sexy To Someone.”

    Charm is a collection of warm, 70’s-inspired grooves that move lithely between jazz, psychedelic folk and soul. Raised in Carlisle, Massachusetts, Clairo tracked live to tape between the Queens-based studio Diamond Mine Recording and Allaire Studios, which is nestled in the mountains outside of Woodstock, NY. 

    Producer Leon Michels, a renowned soul revivalist who has worked with funk legend Sharon Jones and The Black Keys, was enlisted to lead the strictly-analogue recording process. Charm takes everything that has won Clairo legions of devoted fans all over the world to elegant new heights. 

    Clairo brings the album to life in September with five-date residencies at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles (9/6, 9/7, 9/8, 9/10 & 9/11) and Webster Hall in New York City (9/14, 9/15, 9/17.9/18, 9/19). All dates sold-out in just minutes.

  • July 10th, 2024

    UK duo Good Neighbours announce their first ever North American headlining tour, as part of their world tour, beginning this fall. The eight-city North American tour kicks off September 3 in Toronto, making stops in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver, before concluding in Tempe, AZ on September 15.  

    NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

    09/03 – Axis Club Theatre – Toronto, ON

    09/04 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

    09/06 – The Foundry at the Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA

    09/08 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL

    09/11 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

    09/12 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA

    09/14 – Marquis – Denver, CO

    09/15 – Marquee – Tempe, AZ

    General on-sale begins Friday, July 12 at 10am local time. Find more info HERE

     Good Neighbours’ breakout debut single “Home” is currently in the Top 15 on the Alternative chart.

  • July 9th, 2024

    Atlas Genius and Robert DeLong have announced a co-headline tour kicking off September 8th in Chicago and running through October 21st in Los Angeles.  Tickets go on-sale this Friday, July 12th at 10am local time.

    “It’s been six years since our last proper tour,” says Keith Jeffrey of Atlas Genius. “We are thrilled and honored to share the stage with Robert DeLong, one of the most innovative and creative artists and performers of the last decade.” 

    Atlas Genius recently announced their first album in nine years, End of the Tunnel,  due out on September 6th. The band has already shared four songs from the album including the lead single “On A Wave,” along with “Don’t Let Love Be A Stranger,” “Nobody Loves Like You” and “Romans.”

    “I’m very excited to hit the road this fall with Atlas Genius,” said DeLong. “‘Trojans’ has been a personal favorite earworm since I first heard it, and I’m pumped to share the stage with them! I’ve been writing and recording my newest album, Playlist of Doom and I can’t wait to play some new jams for y’all, and as always, rock all the classics and fan favorites. I’ll be seeing you!”

    DeLong just released his new single “soft boy” and announced his new album, Playlist of DOOM, will drop on September 13th through Round Hill Records.  

  • July 1st, 2024

    Brew Ha Ha Productions has announced the first wave of bands for Punk In The Park Orlando set for Saturday, September 14th at Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, Florida. This marks the second stop for Punk In The Park – American Road Trip, originally known as Southern California’s favorite punk rock and craft beer tasting festival, following May’s Road Trip debut at The Cow Palace in San Francisco.

    The initial lineup for Punk In The Park Orlando includes Alkaline Trio, The Vandals, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, T.S.O.L., Down By Law, Swingin’ Utters and Dwarves, with more to be announced. The festival will feature band performances on two stages, with no overlapping set times.

    Tickets and more info for Punk In The Park Orlando are on sale at www.PunkInThePark.com

  • July 1st, 2024

    Smallpools announce their new album Ghost Town Road will drop September 20th via Nettwerk. The bold new project is an elegy for a bygone era about appreciating the allure of nostalgia while trying not to get stuck in the past. To celebrate the announcement, the band released “Be Kind, Rewind,” an ode to Blockbuster. Check out the lyric video HERE.

    The album was written and recorded at guitarist Michael Kamerman’s house in Los Angeles, with collaborations from colin creeV of Third Eye Blind and Mitchy Collins of lovelytheband. As a project that splits time between Los Angeles and Nashville, Kamerman, frontman Sean Scanlon, and drummer Beau Kuther reflected on the evolution of each city in the decade since their debut 2013 breakout single “Dreaming.” “When the band first started, the goal was to play the free Monday nights at the Satellite, that’s all we wanted to do,” Kuther recalls. Once proving ground for ambitious local indie bands, the legendary Silver Lake venue closed permanently during the pandemic. Four years later, the space still lies vacant. Meanwhile, they’ve seen Nashville equally overrun by Brooklyn transplants, reality TV producers and bachelorette parties.  

    These are the images that inform Ghost Town Road and the forthcoming full-length, named after a street sign that Kamerman saw passing through a stretch of the Nevada desert. It follows their recent EP Ghost Town Road (east) “There’s not that many of the bands that we started with that are still doing it, so it feels a little bit like a ghost town out here now, especially post-pandemic,” he reflects. Yet, Ghost Town Road is as much a state of mind as it is a physical place, as Smallpools re-acquainted themselves with the Hollywood dive bars and restaurants that served as their communal, creative spaces in the early days. “Drive down Wilshire at night, it feels kind of like a ghost town as well,” Scanlon jokes. 

  • June 28th, 2024

    Washed Out has a new album, Notes From A Quiet Life, out today via Sub Pop Records. It’s the fifth album from Ernest Greene, who goes by the stage name Washed Out. The new 10 song collection features the lead single “The Hardest Part.”

    It’s his first album in four years and first for the Georgia native since moving in 2021 to a former horse farm in Macon, GA that he calls “Endymion.” He named it after the pastoral John Keats poem about a lovesick shepherd, the opening line is: “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever.” 

    Inspired by the lifestyle change and simplicity of country living, Greene created an under 12 minute documentary that shares the story behind the making of his new album, Notes From A Quiet Life. Watch it HERE.

    “I’ve read that every five, maybe 10 years, you’re practically a different person — like literally, on a cellular level,” Greene explains. “The things that you’re going through will end up changing you, and you’re kind of a different person. This album is a reflection of that. Experimenting with painting and sculpture helps my music. They influence each other. That was a kind of realization for me. I don’t want to look back on my life one day, and be like, ’Oh, it was all about maximizing productivity. I want to enjoy this.

    It’s the first album he has self-produced and it was mixed with Nathan Boddy (James Blake, Mura Masa) and David Wrench (Caribou, Florence + The Machine). “Early in my career, I had a lack of technical skill, and there were some things I wasn’t 100% enthusiastic about,” he says, noting Jean-Michel Basquiat’s distinct, self-driven method as an inspiration. “Something that I was looking for was…I didn’t want any illusion of anyone else’s influences. I wanted to see this through to the end. And honestly, that was a big challenge.”

    Greene says, “Each of his albums is a diary entry of his life.” Washed Out has released the following five albums: Within And Without (2011), Paracosm (2013), Mister Mellow (2017), Purple Moon (2020), and Notes From A Quiet Life (2024).

    Washed Out has tour dates in August. Find the tour dates HERE

  • June 27th, 2024

    #HAPPENS 2024 Las Vegas UK showcase band, HotWax are featured on the soundtrack for the new Amazon Prime series, My Lady Jane that debuts today (6/27). HotWax recorded a cover of Deep Purple’s “Sail Away” for the show which will be featured twice throughout the series. Check out their version of the song HERE.

    The new series is a witty revisionist take on Tudor history and the My Lady Jane Soundtrack released today via Milan Records, includes up-and-coming female-fronted artists from the UK putting their own unique spin on iconic British songs.

    Here’s the My Lady Jane Soundtrack Tracklist:

    1. Goat Girl “Tainted Love” 
    2. Black Honey “Wild Thing” 
    3. Lizzie Esas “I’m A Man” 
    4. Griff “She’s Not There” 
    5. Chinchilla “The Chain” 
    6. Katy J Pearson “Dreamer” 
    7. HotWax “Sail Away”
    8. Yonaka “Ever Fallen In Love”

    My Lady Jane co-showrunners, Gemma Burgess and Meredith Glynn, state, “We love how the covers work in the show – they tell the audience this is England in the past, but not as you know it,” when speaking about their choice to use music within the show.”

    Music Supervisor Ciata Elwis curated the female-fronted artists. She explains, “The female characters in our show are often not treated with any respect or given the place in the world that they deserve, but they don’t let that get to them – they’re constantly fighting for something more. I think all of the artists we’ve used have that feel in their vocals, of taking up space and refusing to back down. The songs aren’t ‘nice’, they’ve all got a bit e to them, which is what we really love about Jane too.”

    Stream the My Lady Jane soundtrack HERE.  

  • June 24th, 2024

    Yungblud has shared his latest single “Breakdown” and partnered with mental health organizations Sound Mind Live in the US and Mind in the UK, and will donate $1 (up to $25,000) split between the charities for every use of the “Breakdown” CapCut template. The song was originally written by Yungblud as a poem during a difficult time. The official video is a short film based on an original idea by Yungblud with the script written by the Olivier Award winner Chris Bush (Standing At The Sky’s Edge) and starring revered actor Dame Harriet Walter (Succession, Ted Lasso, Killing Eve). Watch the video HERE.

     Speaking about “Breakdown” Yungblud says, “I wrote this song because it’s been the hardest year for me mentally. I feel myself changing and throughout my life I’ve never felt good enough, it’s been the main thing that on the one hand has driven me forward but on the other, has eaten me up. For as long as I can remember I have felt constantly afraid of how quickly my head can turn dark. It’s always been so hard to fight the darkness that I inevitably have. A lot of people will say it’s a phase and it will go away. But it doesn’t and the reality of the situation is I have to find strategies to allow it to exist and to deal with it as a constant. A lot of us can feel like our lives are insignificant. We can feel like we have no purpose, so what is there to live for? The inexplicable darkness inside our heads can consume us. It can make it hard to get out of bed in the morning, force us to cancel plans, or back out of opportunities last minute.

     “This song was written as a message to myself to try and exist alongside my insecurities and my darkness by grounding myself and remembering what is real in life and that the world is so much bigger than me. In the past my art has been about highlighting the pain and letting the world know that it is there, in order to relate to others but now I want to beat it. This song is a gateway to where my new music is heading. Embracing the light, realising what’s beautiful in the world and fighting the darkness – not wallowing in it. It’s about getting out of your head and noticing the world around you, the things and people. Connect with them, the chances are they probably feel the same. Don’t let the bullshit inside your head consume you. It just wastes precious time and life potential. Remember what is real. Help people, be kind, help the world, help yourself. You’re probably living more than you think.”

  • June 21st, 2024

    They said it would never happen, but after 25 years, Soul Coughing are reuniting for a 17-date American tour beginning on the west coast on September 11th in San Diego and concluding on the east coast with two nights at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY on October 4th and 5th.

    All four original members — Mike Doughty (vocals/guitar), Mark degli Antoni (keyboards/sampler), Sebastian Steinberg (bass), and Yuval Gabay (drums) — reunite for their first shows together in 25 years. Soul Coughing formed in 1992 after meeting at New York’s Knitting Factory, where Doughty worked the door. The guys merged drum & bass, trance, rock & roll, and hip-hop to create a totally unique strain of music. As Doughty says, “Our music didn’t fit into the landscape then and it doesn’t now. We were super incorrect. We were messy. We were all over the place. There were moments in our career where we tried to be less different, and we always failed.” 

    Over their eight-year history, the guys collected a motley crew of fans who gravitated to the deeply weird — yet danceable — energy of their discography, starting off with their 1994 debut, Ruby Vroom. They broke up in 2000, but Soul Coughing has a new crop of listeners who may have heard standouts like “Super Bon Bon” on a video game soundtrack or “Circles” on a favorite TV show. 

    Artist presale tickets go on sale this Monday, June 24th at 10 am (local). The general on-sale begins on Friday, June 28 at 10 am (local). 

    SOUL COUGHING – TOUR 2024

    SEPTEMBER

    11 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern

    13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bellwether

    14 & 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

    17 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

    18 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox

    20 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

    21 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

    22 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater

    24 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

    25 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

    27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre

    28 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

    29 – Boston, MA – Royale

    OCTOBER

    3 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

    4 & 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

  • June 21st, 2024

    UK 4-piece The Mysterines release their second album, Afraid Of Tomorrows, today via Fiction Records. In advance of the 12 song collection, The Mysterines dropped three singles: “Stray,” “Sink Your Teeth,” and “The Last Dance.”

    Formed in Liverpool, The Mysterines – frontwoman Lia Metcalfe, drummer Paul Crilly, bassist George Favager and guitarist Callum Thompson – have undergone a radical transformation over the past few years. Fresh with new purpose and reinvigorated from songwriting sessions while secluded away in the countryside (in between playing to 60,000-strong crowds while on tour with the Arctic Monkeys), The Mysterines spent a month working with Grammy Award winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen) at his brand new studio in L.A.. Afraid Of Tomorrows is a deeper and darker foray into The Mysterines’ psyche than its predecessor, and reflects the maturity and growth of the band. 

    Frontwoman Lia says, “‘Afraid of Tomorrows’ is a mirror where you find you’re nothing more than a formless being, one made from celestial constellations – of traumas, of the old and new, mistakes, addiction, fear and happiness, loneliness, but ultimately a desire for life and the fight to keep living. It’s a collage of what’s been lost and of love unbounded.”

    She adds, “We can feel the difference with this album. These songs show how far we’ve come. We’ve grown up a lot. I think it’s easy to look back and feel judgmental about your younger self, but we’re past that now. We feel like we know who we are as a band.”

    The band’s 2022 debut album, Reeling was produced by Grammy-winner Catherine Marks (Boygenius, Wolf Alice).

    The Mysterines are set to embark on their biggest headline tour to date this fall across Europe and North America. They have upcoming tour dates on September 10th in Los Angeles at The Roxy September 11th in Phoenix at Last Exit, September 13th in Colorado Springs, CO at Vultures, September 15th in Minneapolis at 7th St Entry, September 17th in Toronto at The Cave, September 19th in New York at Mercury Lounge, and will be playing at Riot Fest on September 22nd in Chicago. 

  • June 20th, 2024

    Adding to the excitement of the kickoff to Something Corporate’s long-awaited reunion tour June 20th in Brooklyn, NY, frontman and singer-songwriter-pianist Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness reunited with his early 2000s pop-punk band Something Corporate to release a new single “Death Grip” via Big Loud Rock. Watch the video HERE

    The process of writing and creating “Death Grip” was different for McMahon, who took a casual trip to Nashville in April to flex his dormant writing muscle with friends Luke Nicolli and Ivory Layne. On his last day in town, the trio was able to articulate the moment McMahon had been living in: one of peace and letting go and accepting that the craft that had defined his life doesn’t need to be at the center of every moment of his life. He immediately decided the song needed to be released into the world as soon as possible and with the Something Corporate shows on the horizon, McMahon called upon his original band mates to see if his old friends would be into collaborating again on something new for the first time in over 20 years. 

     “I honestly didn’t expect to be releasing new music this year,” shares McMahon. “I’ve lived on the write, record, release, tour hamster wheel for a long time and decided after the last album I would do things differently. Giving myself permission to enjoy home, enjoy the reunion shows, and work on other projects has been really good for me. I have historically put so much pressure on myself to keep producing, to keep fighting for my relevance, and I often forget that some of the biggest moments in my career and my life in general have manifested in times when I’ve chosen to take my hands off the wheel a bit and trust that things will be okay. That’s what ‘Death Grip’ is about. Finding a rhythm in life that allows everything to exist at once without forcing things into being.”

    “I was nervous to bring up the idea of collaborating with the Something Corporate guys again on this song, but they were so supportive and excited by the idea of taking what we did together so many years ago and layering it onto this Wilderness process I’ve worked within for the last 10 years,” McMahon adds. “Being back in the studio together, it was like no time had passed and the recording came as easy as the creation of the song had been. There was a lot of laughing, a lot of stories told and memories revisited. From the time this song was written to the time it will be available in people’s speakers, less than three months will have passed. There are plenty of arguments to be made for not rushing work out, but I think fast-tracking this song back into the world is the truest way to honor what inspired its creation in the first place. It’s a song about letting go and having faith that everything will work out, so we’re letting it go. We’ll see what happens next. I also have to shout out the Big Loud Rock team, who I’ve been so impressed with. When I told them I was excited to release music on this insane timeline, they didn’t even blink. When I said I have no idea what comes next but I’m inspired, they said they were excited to take this journey with me.”

    “It’s a privilege for Big Loud Rock to release the first Something Corporate music in 20 years and be in business with Andrew McMahon,” adds Greg Thompson, President of Big Loud Rock. “We are honored to be a partner in his amazing musical journey and are excited to help tell their story.”

    See the Something Corporate’s Out Of Office Tour dates HERE

     

    Photo Credit: Connor Lenihan (@connorlenny)

  • June 19th, 2024

    Cage The Elephant’s highly anticipated North American Neon Pill Tour continues to sell-out dates across the country including the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, and many more. Following the band’s Bonnaroo Festival performance this past weekend, where The Tennessean hailed their set as a “rousing, gritty rock ‘n’ roll performance” in Manchester, TN, Cage The Elephant added a date in the band’s current hometown of Nashville on Sunday, September 1st at Ascend Amphitheater.

     The 48-date North American tour, produced by Live Nation, kicks off tomorrow (6/20) in Salt Lake City with support from Young The Giant and Bakar on most dates. General on sale for newly added Nashville date begins 6/20 at 10am (CT). Find ticket info and all the upcoming Cage The Elephant tour dates HERE

     The Neon Pill Tour supports Cage The Elephant’s 6th studio album, Neon Pill, which was released on May 17th. The Kentucky-bred 6-piece are closing in on their 3rd decade together as a band and follow up to their second single “Rainbow” impacts June 25th. It’s the follow up to their latest #1 single “Neon Pill.”

  • June 14th, 2024

    San Francisco punk rock supergroup Me First And The Gimme Gimmes release their 12th album, Blow it…at Madison’s Quinceanera! today via Fat Wreck Chords. It’s the band’s first release in 7 years. 

    Frontman Spike Slawson said, “It was really tense for me going out to no applause—and to people actually walking away when we were playing. A Quinceañera is a very celebrated and important event, not just in a young girl’s life, but in the whole families. Mom and Dad were great, but it took the uncles a little while to warm up to me and our off-color jokes, though I think eventually they got it. Our process is to cast the line out and bring people to the point of—and beyond—outward expressions of displeasure like booing, and then hopefully reel them back in by the end of the set.”

    On the 13 song live collection, Slawson introduces “Changes” at the beginning of the first of the band’s two sets. “This is a Black Sabbath song,” he says. “If you know it, feel free to sing along.” Recorded on July 15th, 2023, at The Soap Factory in San Diego, on this live outing, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes consist of Joey Cape (Lagwagon) on guitar, CJ Ramone (Ramones) on bass, Swami John Reis (Rocket From The Crypt) on guitar, and Andrew “Pinch” Pinching (The Damned) on drums. They also add a horn section for the first time, courtesy of Keith Douglas and Jason Crane. Swami John Reis’ father, John Reis Sr., even played accordion on the penultimate song, “Before The Next Teardrop Falls,” the track made famous in 1975 by Freddy Fender. 

    “I would like this to be considered indicative of what a live show by the Gimme Gimmes can be,” said Slawson. “The only difference is that there would be people that wanted to hear us specifically and came to see us. What happened at this show, to me, is better than unfettered, unconditional applause from a lot of people. Golf-claps from about five people is how I want to hear a live record. It’s funny, and it doesn’t stop being funny. Not only do outward displays of disapproval not scare me, but I might even crave them a little bit. I don’t necessarily want to leave with people booing, but fawning praise makes me cringe. The girl had a good time, her mom and dad had a good time, her abuelo had a good time. And then when the DJ music finally played, her friends had a good time, too.”

    The group’s past releases are Rake it In: The Greatestest Hits (2017), Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! (2014), Go Down Under (2011), Sing In Japanese (2011), Have Another Ball (2008), Love Their Country (2006), Ruin Jonny’s Bar Mitzvah (2004), Take A Break (2003), Blow In The Wind (2001), and Are A Drag (1999), and Have A Ball (1997).

    Me First And The Gimme Gimmes will begin a 2 week run of U.S. tour dates on August 14th in Sacramento. Find the tour dates HERE

  • June 13th, 2024

    The lineup for Riot Fest 2024 has been announced September 20-22. After a 10-year run in Chicago’s Douglass Park, Riot Fest is moving to SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, IL.

    The 3-day lineup includes Fall Out Boy, Beck, The Offspring (playing new SUPERCHARGED album), Pavement, St. Vincent, Public Enemy, Bright Eyes, Sublime, Spoon, Sum 41, Taking Back Sunday, Beach Bunny, The Hives, and more.

    Find more Riot Fest 2024 info HERE.

  • June 12th, 2024

    UK’s Pale Waves announce their upcoming fourth studio album Smitten, will be released on September 20th via Dirty Hit. The announcement arrived with the lead single “Perfume” which premiered as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record. Watch the video HERE.

    The album was written between the US and UK over a two-year period. “‘Perfume’ is the perfect introduction into the new world we’ve created,” shares lead singer Heather Baron-Gracie. “It’s queer, feminine and romantic and it encapsulates the essence of ‘Smitten.'”

    Heather adds, “I found myself writing about not just a certain time period, but my whole life, from years ago. “When I fall in love, I fall deep, and it’s interesting to me that you can feel so fascinated and smitten with someone and then they can become a total stranger. So, I feel like ‘Smitten’ really summarized perfectly what I felt for others at a certain point.”

    Pale Waves are currently playing US dates as support for PVRIS. Find the tour dates HERE

  • June 10th, 2024

    New York City/Los Angeles-based MisterWives announce a fall tour, MisterWives: Just For One Night! with support from Joan, Juliana Madrid, Moody Joody and Meg Smith.

    MisterWives also share a fiery new track “Other Side (featuring Charlotte Sands)” Check it out HERE. This marks the first collaboration of many more to come later this summer from the group as they gear up to share Nosebleeds: Encore which promises reworked music with a host of exciting features on each track. 

    MisterWives will kick off their upcoming tour with an appearance at Austin City Limits stage on October 6th and October 13th. Tickets go on sale on June 14th at 10am local time HERE.

  • June 10th, 2024

    Canada 3-piece Valley announce their third full-length album Water the Flowers, Pray For A Garden, will arrive August 30 via Capitol Records/Universal Music Canada. The band also dropped the title track “Water the Flowers, Pray For A Garden.” Valley’s lead single “When You Know Someone” was released May 10th.

    For the first time, Valley welcomed in an executive producer, COIN’s Chase Lawrence, who helped them to navigate their collective grief after the exit of their fourth band member. 

    Valley is comprised of Rob Laska (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Alex Dimauro (Bass) and Karah James (Vocals, Drums).

    Laska said, “We wanted to make this album in a very condensed period of time so we didn’t overthink it.” Rob comments, “we went away for a month to the top of a mountain in rural Tennessee and built a studio in a cabin. We wrote and produced the entire album start to finish that month.” 

    In addition to the summer festival appearances, Valley announce their Water the Flowers, Pray for a Garden North American headlining tour beginning September 28th in Philadelphia. Find the tour dates HERE.

  • June 7th, 2024

    A benefit compilation, Silver Patron Saints: The Songs Of Jesse Malin will be released on September 20th via Glassnote Records. In May 2023, Malin suffered a rare spinal stroke that left him paralyzed from the waist down. The charity compilation will have all proceeds benefit Jesse Malin’s Sweet Relief Fund. 

    “As always in my songs, the themes are all there— transcendence, positivity and global unity through music,” said Malin. “This is what I love to do, and I’m going to do everything I can to keep doing it.” Silver Patron Saints: The Songs of Jesse Malin is tribute and benefit album, with all proceeds to Jesse Malin’s Sweet Relief artist fund.  

    The list of artists part of the upcoming collection, includes Bruce Springsteen, Billie Joe Armstrong, Lucinda Williams and Elvis Costello, The Hold Steady, Tommy Stinson, Alison Mossheart with the late, great Wayne Kramer, Tom Morello, Counting Crows, Dinosaur Jr., The Wallflowers, Spoon, Susanna Hoffs, Frank Turner, Rancid, and Bleachers. The full track listing is coming soon.

    The first song released from the compilation is Jesse Malin “Prisoners Of Paradise (featuring Bleachers).” Watch the video visualizer HERE.

    Jack Antonoff takes the song “through tunnel-of-love reverb like Suicide’s ‘Dream Baby Dream'” cut after hours at Sun Records in Memphis,” writes longtime supporter David Fricke in the liner notes.

    Malin said, “There’s a feeling of liberation that comes with this, but I don’t want to keep repeating myself either. “My whole process—since I was 13—is to progress, evolve and challenge myself on each record. I really hope people in all parts of the world can relate to these songs, just the spectrum of emotions, overcoming by celebrating life through music and art.”

  • June 7th, 2024

    Southern California’s Dogstar confirm their “Summer Vacation” Tour of the US in August and September in support of their new album Somewhere Between The Power Lines And Palm Trees. 

    The band shared, “We are having the best time out here on the road interacting with fans at these shows, we wanted to keep it going! For this next US run starting in August, we will be planning to try out some new songs as well—hope to see you out there!” 

    “Summer Vacation” begins August 8th in Indianapolis. On-sale starts Friday, June 7th at 10am local time. Find tour dates HERE.

  • June 4th, 2024

    AWOLNATION announce forthcoming fifth studio album, The Phantom Five will drop on August 30th, via Twenty Two Five Music/The Orchard. The new album includes the lead single “Panoramic View” which is heading Top 20 on the Alternative chart. 

    The album announcement arrived with a dark new song “Jump Sit Stand March (featuring Emily Anderson).” Check out the video HERE

    “We’ve played a few shows with Dead Sara over the years and I’ve always been a fan of Emily’s voice,” says Aaron Bruno (aka AWOLNATION). “She is a vocal superstar. She ripped it on this track, and it’s really fun to have the male and female vocals together, especially in the chorus where the textures are so nice. The song is about overstimulation and being frustrated with having to please everybody’s virtues all at the same time.”

    The Phantom Five is a collection of 10 songs that highlights every different impulse and urge Bruno has learned to master with AWOLNATION in a cohesive, anthemic pastiche of modern music. It functions almost as a “greatest hits” album, in the sense that it offers something for everyone who has followed the band’s arc in its celebrated, shape – shifting way.

    AWOLNATION is playing Summerfest in Milwaukee on June 22nd and begins a summer tour with 311 and Neon Trees on July 20th. Find the tour dates HERE.  

  • May 31st, 2024

    Flogging Molly and Sixthman announced the lineup for the upcoming eighth sailing of Flogging Molly’s Salty Dog Cruise, sailing February 17-22, 2025 from Miami, FL to the first-time ports of Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios, Jamaica aboard Norwegian Gem. 

    The cruise will feature non-stop live music and activities from morning to night, across several stages and settings throughout the ship, highlighted of course by Flogging Molly and kicking off with a port-show celebration from The Gaslight Anthem. On-board performances will come from a hand-picked selection of special guests including The Living End, FIDLAR, The Devil Makes Three, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Mariachi El Bronx, The Aggrolites, Good Riddance, Street Dogs, Scowl, Riverboat Gamblers, The Tossers, Sprints, The Cherry Coke$, and Punk Rock Karaoke. DJs throughout include Matt Stocks, Boss Hooligan Soundsystem, DJ Sweet C, and Smoke and Mirrors Sound System. 

    More information on the stacked schedule of activities and a waiting list for the sold out Flogging Molly’s Salty Dog Cruise HERE

  • May 29th, 2024

    Following the announcement of her third studio album This Is How Tomorrow Moves (produced by Rick Rubin) out August 16 via Dirty Hit and the release of her new single “Take A Bite,” beabadoobee has announced a North American Fall tour. Her return to the U.S. after kicking off Taylor Swift’s 2023 The Eras Tour, the string of headline dates will bring beabadoobee to major cities coast-to-coast kicking off September 8th in Philadelphia, PA and including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Denver, and more, as well as New York’s Central Park SummerStage.

    Pre-sales begin with beabadoobee’s artist pre-sale on Friday, May 31st ahead of the general on-sale beginning Thursday, June 6th at 10am local time. Find the tour dates HERE.

  • May 28th, 2024

    After reuniting for the first time in 14 years to perform an intimate show in London, Jane’s Addiction, with their original band members, and Love And Rockets announced they will hit the road for their 2024 co-headline tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 23-city tour kicks off on August 9th at Fontainebleau Las Vegas making stops across North America in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and more before wrapping up in St. Louis at Evolution Festival on September 29th.

     Tickets will be available with presales throughout the week with the general onsale beginning Friday, May 31at at 10am. Find the tour dates HERE

  • May 28th, 2024

    Dropkick Murphys is hitting the road with punk legends Pennywise and hotly-tipped Dublin rock band The Scratch for a fall North American tour. The trek launches September 24 in New York City and wraps October 27 in Amherst, Massachusetts. 

    In addition, Dropkick Murphys will follow up a European festival run in June and July with North America festivals shows at Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival (July 21 in Mansfield, OH), Newport Folk Festival (July 28 in Newport, RI), the New York State Fair (Aug. 25 in Syracuse, NY), Envol et Macadam (Sept. 12-14 festival in Quebec City, Quebec), Music 4 Cancer (Sept. 12-14 festival in Sainte-Therese, Quebec), Louder Than Life (Sept. 28 in Louisville, KY) and Aftershock (Oct. 11 in Sacramento, CA).

    Find all the tour dates HERE

  • May 27th, 2024

    On May 24th, Bring Me The Horizon released their new album, POST HUMAN: NeX GEn via Columbia Records. The surprise highly-anticipated release is the latest chapter in the series to be revealed and sees the band expanding both musically and conceptually. It follows their 2020 POST HUMAN: Survival Horror – which featured collaborations with YUNGBLUD, Nova Twins, BABYMETAL and Evanescence’s Amy Lee.

    The first part of the POST-HUMAN Series, Survival Horror was recorded during the first COVID lockdowns, almost entirely remotely, and leaned into the band’s heavy side to express its feelings of anger, fear, emptiness and despair. Of NeX GEn, singer Oli Sykes says that it’s searching for something more hopeful, if not entirely positive in and of itself. The music this time on already released singles from the new collection “Kool Aid,” “DiE4u,” “AmEN!” and “DArkSide” has an even more euphonic, post-hardcore-inflected stripe, while still bursting with the band’s unique, forward-thinking creativity. The surprise album release arrived with a new single “Top 10 staTues tHat CriEd bloOd.”  

    Lead singer Oli Sykes says the album took “ages to write.” Partly, this is down to the band thinking that lockdown would last much longer than it did. When it lifted, they quickly found their schedules full with touring the world and headlining festivals such as Reading & Leeds (where they were joined by Ed Sheeran for their collaborative hit Bad Habits), hosting and headlining NEX FEST in Japan, Download Festival in the UK, Good Things in Australia and When We Were Young and Sick New World in Las Vegas. 

    But it’s also down to the concept quickly growing into something bigger than its creators originally imagined. POST-HUMAN: Survival Horror became far more of an event than the band had envisioned upon release, and crafting its follow-up required much bigger thinking than first anticipated. 

    There is so much to unwrap under the surface of the album for those who can spot it. “It’s a real concept album, with a full narrative that connects to the first record, but the concept is hidden and buried,” he says. “Some people aren’t going to be interested, but for some people it could be like a self-help book. There’s a lot of things in there, some of it’s quite clear, but a lot of it cryptic and hidden. People are gonna have to work it out.”

  • May 17th, 2024

    Sydney, Australia duo Empire Of The Sun will drop their fourth album, Ask That God, on July 26th via Capitol. The announcement arrived with a new song “Music On The Radio” from the upcoming release. It’s the second new song from the upcoming release. Last month, Empire Of The Sun released “Changes.” 

    Ask That God will be Empire Of The Sun’s first album in 8 years. Empire Of The Sun’s Luke Steele said, “Ask That God is an album we searched for and were thankfully blessed with. We are nothing more than conduits, gathering experience and finding what is meant for the Empire to find.”

    The band’s previous releases are Two Vines (2016), Ice On The Dune (2013), and Walking On A Dream (2008). The title track from 2008 was their breakthrough single.

  • May 14th, 2024

    Joywave has announced their Permanent Pleasure World Tour 2024 kicking off on September 11 in Toronto, ON. The U.S. tour leg will feature special guest HUNNY as the supporting act. Artist Presale begins Wednesday, May 15 at 10am (ET) and tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 17 at 10am (ET). 

    Joywave’s upcoming tour will coincide with the release of their fifth studio album, Permanent Pleasure, which will be released this Friday, May 17 featuring their latest single “Scared.” Additionally, Permanent Pleasure: A film by Joywave premieres Thursday, May 16 at The Little Theatre in the band’s hometown of Rochester, NY. It will screen for one night only and will include a Q&A with the band.

    Find Permanent Pleasure World Tour dates HERE.

  • May 9th, 2024

    This October, Catfish And The Bottlemen will return to the U.S. for the first time in nearly five years and embark on a North American headline tour. The band delivered their comeback single “Showtime” in February from their upcoming fourth studio album, recorded and co-produced with producer Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, Rolling Stones).

    Last week, Catfish And The Bottlemen teased their return to the States with an Instagram post depicting New York City in black and white. After taking the stage at Austin City Limits on October 4, Catfish and the Bottlemen will kick off the tour on October 5 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, then hit major cities like Nashville, Chicago, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia before wrapping up on November 3 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. 

    Tickets for the tour are available via presales ahead of the general onsale beginning on Friday, May 9th at 10am local time. Find the tour dates HERE

  • May 7th, 2024

    The Austin City Limits Music Festival 2024 lineup has been announced for October 4-6 and October 11-13 at Zilker Park in Austin. The headliners are Dua Lipa, Tyler, The Creator, Chris Stapleton, blink-182, Sturgill Simpson, and Pretty Lights.

    The nine-stage, two weekend ACL Fest will include Foster The People, The Beaches, Benson Boone, Bakar, CAAMP, Cannons, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Dominic Fike, The Marias, Jungle, Royel Otis (weekend #2), Porter Robinson (weekend #1), Something Corporate (weekend #1).   

    More than 30 Texas artists will grace this year’s ACL Fest stages, including including Dexter And The Moonrocks (weekend #1) and Late Night Drive Home (weekend #2).

    New for 2024 will be a dedicated Bungalow located above the VIP viewing deck and overlooking the Honda Stage, complete with lounge seating, cocktail service, and complimentary WiFi. The brand-new Bungalow package includes 10 tickets with full access to VIP. More information HERE.

     3-Day Tickets for both ACL weekends will go on sale today (5/7) at 12pm at www.aclfestival.com

  • May 6th, 2024

    The Sisters Of Mercy (TSOM) have announced a run of 26 shows this Fall with Blaqk Audio that include such legendary venues as New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, Los Angeles’ The Greek, San Francisco’s The Masonic and Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom among others. The tour kicks off September 14th in Detroit at The Fillmore.

    Tickets go on sale Friday, May 10th with presales beginning Wednesday, May 8th to Thursday, May 9th.

  • May 1st, 2024

    The Chameleons will release a 3-song EP, Where Are You? on May 24th via Metropolis Records in conjunction with Strange Times Entertainment. It’s their first new studio recording in over 20 years.

    “It’s exciting to finally be putting out fresh Chameleons material for the first time in over twenty years, although initially I found it quite daunting,” said The Chameleons vocalist/bassist Mark Burgess. “The question about new music is one I had been asked the most from people coming to the shows, a great many of whom weren’t even born when those records were originally made but nevertheless were excited and inspired by the music enough to catch multiple shows on multiple tours.”

    The band will celebrate their 1986 breakthrough album, Strange Times with a North American Tour beginning on May 30th in San Diego and working their way east to Washington, DC on August 17th.

    “I initially wasn’t a huge fan of album performance tours,” Burgess admits. “I believed instead that they ought to have been confined to one-off, special events.” 

    Burgess added, “Performing Strange Times changed my mind. For one thing, the album marked a significant evolution by the band both in its sound and the maturity of the writing. Secondly, it’s a challenging album to perform live and thus, it’s much more fun to play. When all is said and done, we look forward to recreating this particular album for our North American fans!”

    TOUR DATES:

    May 30 San Diego CA Music Box

    May 31 Los Angeles CA The Belasco

    Jun 4 Vancouver BC The Pearl

    Jun 5 Seattle WA El Corazon

    Jun 6 Portland OR Hawthorne Theater

    Jun 7 Sacramento CA Harlow’s

    Jun 8 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall

    Jun 9 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall

    Jun 11 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge

    Jun 12 Denver CO Oriental Theater

    Jun 13 Kansas City MO recordBar

    Jun 14 Dallas TX Sundown at The Granada

    Jun 15 Houston TX Dark Ceremony Festival

    Jun 17 El Paso TX Lowbrow Palace

    Jun 18 Albuquerque NM Launchpad

    Jun 19 Tucson AZ 191 Toole

    Jun 20 Phoenix AZ Last Exit Live

    Aug 8 Philadelphia PA Underground Arts

    Aug 9 New Haven CT Space Ballroom

    Aug 10 Boston MA The Sinclair

    Aug 12 Montreal QC Theatre Fairmount

    Aug 13 Toronto ON Opera House

    Aug 14 Buffalo NY Town Ballroom

    Aug 15 Pittsburgh PA Spirit Hall

    Aug 16 New York NY Webster Hall

    Aug 17 Washington DC Black Cat

  • April 29th, 2024

    Following the news of her highly anticipated third studio album Hit Me Hard And Soft, set for release on May 17, Billie Eilish has announced arena dates, produced by Live Nation, for her Hit Me Hard And Soft: The Tour. Starting in September 2024, Eilish will embark on her North American leg of the tour which runs through to the end of December 2024. The tour will continue in Australia starting February 2025 ahead of her European, U.K., and Ireland arena dates from April until late July. 

    Tickets for Billie Eilish: Hit Me Hard And Soft: The Tour will be available starting with the American Express Presale beginning Tuesday, April 30, with additional presales running throughout the week. Any remaining tickets will be available during the general on-sale starting Friday, May 3 on billieeilish.com

    HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR – NORTH AMERICA*

    Sun Sep 29 – Québec, QC – Centre Videotron

    Tue Oct 01 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena

    Wed Oct 02 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena

    Fri Oct 04 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena

    Sat Oct 05 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

    Mon Oct 07 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

    Wed Oct 09 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

    Fri Oct 11 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

    Sun Oct 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena

    Wed Oct 16 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

    Thu Oct 17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

    Fri Oct 18 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

    Sat Nov 02 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena

    Sun Nov 03 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena

    Wed Nov 06 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

    Fri Nov 08 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center

    Sun Nov 10 – Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

    Mon Nov 11 – Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

    Wed Nov 13 – Chicago, IL – United Center

    Thu Nov 14 – Chicago, IL – United Center

    Sat Nov 16 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center

    Sun Nov 17 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha

    Tue Nov 19 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena

    Wed Nov 20 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena

    Tue Dec 03 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

    Thu Dec 05 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena

    Fri Dec 06 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena

    Sun Dec 08 – Portland, OR – Moda Center

    Tue Dec 10 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose

    Wed Dec 11 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose

    Fri Dec 13 – Glendale, AZ – Desert Diamond Arena

    Sun Dec 15 – Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum

    Mon Dec 16 – Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum

    Tue Dec 17 – Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum

  • April 25th, 2024

    Judah & The Lion announce fall tour dates for “The Process Tour”  Produced by Live Nation, the 17-city tour kicks off on October 4 in Tulsa making stops across the U.S. in Denver, Boston, Philadelphia and more before wrapping up in Nashville on October 26.

    The band began releasing multiple songs from The Process last year. The Process is the band’s fifth album, set to drop on May 10th. The new material has racked up over 10 million combined global streams to date and earned spots on numerous DSP playlists, including Spotify’s New Music Friday, Apple Music’s New Music Daily and Amazon Music’s Alternative Hits. Judah & The Lion’s current Alternative radio single “Long Dark Night” is heading Top 30 on the Alternative chart.

    As Judah & The Lion spring dates for The Process tour get underway in Charlotte on April 25th, the fall general onsale begins Friday, April 26 at 10am local time. Find all the tour dates HERE.

  • April 25th, 2024

    Everclear has announced a fall headline tour featuring special guests Marcy Playground and Jimmie’s Chicken Shack. The 30+ date outing launches September 13th in San Francisco and will stop all over the U.S. including Portland, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Denver, Virginia Beach, Knoxville, Richmond, Long Island, Boston, Asbury Park, Baltimore, Cleveland, Green Bay, Minneapolis, Birmingham, and many more before wrapping November 2nd in Porterville, California. The public on sale starts Friday, April 26th at 10am local. Find more info and tour dates HERE, including additional upcoming Everclear tour dates leading into the Fall tour. 

    “We’re super excited to be hitting the road with both Marcy Playground and Jimmie’s Chicken Shack,” shares Art Alexakis.  “This will be a great time to celebrate our album Songs From An American Movie Vol. One, which was created 25 years ago. A lot of these songs we haven’t played in a while or, in some cases, we’ve never played live before. We’ll of course be playing the hits and fan favorites too. It’s going to be a fun show for both old school and new fans alike.”

    The tour will celebrate Everclear’s 25 Years of Songs From An American Movie with the band’s setlist spotlighting tracks off the album that will release on vinyl later this year for the first time ever via Intervention Records. Since forming in 1992, Everclear has released 11 studio releases, including four that have been certified Gold or Platinum, selling over 6 million records, with breakout singles including “Santa Monica,” “Father Of Mine,” “I Will Buy You A New Life,” “Wonderful” and “Everything To Everyone.”

     Last year, Matt Pinfield hosted a special commemorative anniversary video, “Everclear – 30 Years Gone: A Retrospective.” Check it out HERE.

  • April 24th, 2024

    Sixthman has announced the broken-hearted lineup for the upcoming sold-out third edition of Emo’s Not Dead Cruise, sailing February 4-8, 2025 from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas aboard the Norwegian Gem. The pop-punk lineup includes The Used, Boys Like Girls, Chiodos, Hawthorne Heights, Saosin, Hey Monday, Norma Jean, Emery, The Early November, Lydia, and Reclaim The Fallen, with more to be announced soon. 

    There will be an emo social and usual full itinerary of cruise activites and excursions. Find more details on Emo’s Not Dead Cruise HERE

  • April 23rd, 2024

    The lineup for Ohana Festival 2024 has been announced for September 27-29 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA. Pearl Jam will headline on Friday 9/27 and Sunday 9/29 with Neil Young With Crazy Horse headlining on Saturday 9/28.

    There are over 35 artists on the 3-day festival lineup, including Alanis Morissette, Garbage, Dogstar, The Moss, Black Pumas, Idles, Jenny Lewis, The Breeders, Crowded House, Kim Gordon, and more. 

    Ohana Festival was founded by Eddie Vedder in 2016. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Doheny State Beach Foundation, San Onofre Parks Foundation, and Surfrider Foundation. Find ticket info and the daily lineup on the C3 Presents Ohana Festival HERE.

  • April 23rd, 2024

    The Outside Lands 2024 festival lineup has been revealed for August 9-11 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. 

    The 3-day festival includes Tyler, the Creator, The Killers, Sturgill Simpson, Post Malone (performing a special country set), Jungle, The Postal Service, Young The Giant, Slowdive, The Japanese House, Romy, The Last Dinner Party, STRFKR, Real Estate, K.Flay, and more. 

    Find ticket info and full details HERE.

  • April 23rd, 2024

    The Texas band Giovannie And The Hired Guns will release their new album, Land of the Lost, via Tejano Punk Boyz/Crush South/Warner Music Nashville on September 13th. Produced by Johnny K (Megadeth, Disturbed, Sevendust, Plain White T’s), Land of the Lost is Giovannie And The Hired Guns’ fourth full-length and second LP since signing with Warner Music Nashville through a first-of-its-kind partnership with Warner Music Latina. 

    Land Of The Lost finds Giovannie And The Hired Guns doubling down on the freewheeling attitude they first embraced in their earliest days as a band. “From the beginning I told the guys not to worry about sounding too rock or too country on this record,” says lead singer Giovannie Ynez. “We just went in there and had fun and didn’t let anything hold us back, and because of that the album shows the full range of what we can do as a band.”

    It’s the follow-up to the band’s 2022 album, Tejano Punk Boyz, which featured the massive breakthrough single “Ramon Ayala,” a #1 song on both the Alternative & Active Rock charts.

    Along with the announcement, the band shares their new  single “Chiquita.” Watch the “Chiquita” visualizer video HERE. Ynez says, “We set out writing ‘Chiquita’ as this sexy song, and it turned out just how we wanted it to. It was really fun to make – all the guys in the band jammed out really hard, and it was awesome. This song is about showing your haters that you’re going to make it, one way or another.”

    Giovannie And The Hired Guns are set to play a hometown show on April 24th LJT’s 35th Annual Texas Music Festival in Stephenville, TX and then head out on tour dates throughout the summer leading into Rocklahoma and Aftershock festival dates. Find the tour dates HERE.

  • April 22nd, 2024

    Imagine Dragons announce their sixth album, LOOM, will drop on June 28th. In addition, the band will embark on their biggest North American headline tour beginning July 30th in Camden, NJ at Freedom Mortgage Pavilion and ending October 22nd in Los Angeles at Hollywood Bowl. 

    LOOM, produced entirely by Imagine Dragons and their longtime collaborators Mattman and Robin, blends a balance between the band’s classic sound and the fresh sounds that brought them joy in the studio featuring nine tracks including current boundary-breaking single “Eyes Closed.”

    Lead singer Dan Reynolds shares: “Working on this record was a rollercoaster – just as it always is. some days the songs came from a place a sadness and heartache and others joy and jubilance. loneliness. searching. wanting. anger. Love. The beauty of songwriting is that it as always simply been my journal. it has documented decades of my journey through this strange life. and I’ve been lucky enough to create it with my best friends in a band and have you share it with us.

    “Thank you for letting me feel less alone here on this planet. for singing with me across the globe. reminding me that we all truly are one and in this together. falling and failing. and then getting back up and trying again. and singing about it along the way. You have given me purpose and a place to sing and dance. you have continually stood by our side now for over a decade. in return we will always be here singing along with you. I always and only hope that it helps you feel less alone. It brings you joy. makes you cry. makes you angry. makes you dance. makes you FEEL something.

    “May your days be a bit brighter. may the things that loom in the future and distance be a beautiful tapestry of joy and pain that you can hang on your wall to reflect on as life passes us by. may you see this art for what it is – a sunset or a sunrise? the end of something or just the beginning? it all looks the same to me. I love you and will see you on the road soon.”

    Last year, Imagine Dragons found themselves with a rare break from the road and devoted that time to family and friends. Catalyzed by this respite with a refreshed perspective, the band rallied together in the studio and mined the same well of inspiration that fed their most beloved material. The musicians reflected on the past in order to catapult into a future where stylistic boundaries have disappeared entirely and anything is possible creatively. 

    Tickets will be available with presales beginning April 23rd ahead of the general onsale beginning on April 26 at 10am local time. Find the tour dates HERE.  

  • April 19th, 2024

    Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats announces their fourth full-length studio album South Of Here, will drop on June 28th via Stax/Concord. Ahead of the album, the band has shared the first single “Heartless.”

    Produced by Brad Cook (Waxahatchee, Bon Iver, Kevin Morby) and recorded at Sonic Ranch outside El Paso, TX, South of Here reckons with a lifetime of pain and trauma and transforms it into a stirring, soul-baring rumination on love, loss, hope and resolve.

    Rateliff said, “Brad was a great producer to write alongside. This album is a look into my own struggle with anxiety, insecurity and also stories of my life. He encouraged me to take responsibility for my own narrative in the songs and to write about what’s happening in my own life. These recordings were done together in a room with my closest friends. I hope these songs and stories give you an opportunity to better understand your own struggles whatever they may be.”

    The band’s breakthrough album in 2015 featured the single S.O.B. The Denver band have released three LPs, two EPs, and a live album. 

  • April 18th, 2024

    All Things Go Music Festival 2024 has been announced for September 28-29 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD.

    The lineup on Saturday 9/28 includes Bleachers, Remi Wolf, Julien Baker, and Briston Maroney. Sunday 9/29 includes The Japanese House, Holly Humberstone, David Kushner, Del Water Gap, Soccer Mommy, and Blondshell.

    Presale begins Thursday, April 18 at 10am (ET) with tickets on sale Friday, April 19 at 10am (ET) at AllThingsGoFestival.com.

  • April 16th, 2024

    The Killers and SZA are set to headline the inaugural Sudden Little Thrills Music Festival on September 7-8 at Hazelwood Green in Pittsburgh. The new two-day music festival will feature a diverse lineup across three stages that will include St. Vincent, Del Water Gap, Good Neighbours, Hippos Campus, The Driver Era, Michael Marcagi, Royel Otis, and more.

    Sudden Little Thrills Music Festival will also put a spotlight on Pittsburgh artists Feeble Little Horse, Corook, Fedd the God and Krunk and the Center of Life Band. As part of its commitment to the community, a portion of every ticket for Sudden Little Thrills will benefit nonprofit and grassroots organizations within the Hazelwood Community, providing lasting economic impact beyond the two-day event.

    The presale takes place Thursday, April 18 from 10-11am (ET) with public on-sale beginning Thursday, April 18 at 11am (ET). Find details at SuddenLittleThrillsFestival.com

  • April 15th, 2024

    Northern California’s StrateJacket has announced their self-titled debut EP will drop on May 10th via EDGEOUT Records. The EP includes the band’s lead single “Bad Start,” originally featured on EA Sports’ NHL24 Soundtrack. The announcement arrived with a performance video release of another new song “Be My Drug.” Watch the video HERE.

    “I hope we’re seen as a response to the overproduced music that’s coming out lately,” said lead singer/guitarist Jackson Roemers. “We want to sound raw and stripped-down.” 

    StrateJacket recorded a bulk of new music at Vancouver’s Armoury Studios in November of 2022 with the Juno/BMI-winning Canadian producer/songwriter Brian Howes (Hinder, Skillet, Boys Like Girls). They also secured the Grammy winning Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Muse, Prince) to mix the tunes.

  • April 11th, 2024

    British post-punk band The Mission will be hitting the West Coast at the end of the month for a nine shows before playing Cruel World Festival on May 11th.

    “I’ve always liked the West Coast,” says vocalist/guitarist Wayne Hussey. “I even lived in SoCal for 4-5 years in the late ‘90s. I prefer to visit though than to live there.”

    THE MISSION UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

    Apr 28 Las Vegas, NV Backstage Bar

    Apr 29 Fresno, CA Strummer’s

    May 1 Portland, OR Mission Theater

    May 2 Seattle, WA El Corazon

    May 3 Tacoma, WA Spanish Ballroom

    May 5 Eugene, OR W.O.W. Hall

    May 6 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s

    May 8 San Jose, CA The Ritz

    May 9 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

    May 11 Pasadena, CA Cruel World

    May 12 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater

    May 15 Edmonton, AB Midway Music Hall

    May 16 Calgary, AB Palace Theater

  • April 9th, 2024

    Featuring footage filmed before Andy Rourke’s untimely death, Blitz Vega’s official music video for new single “Disconnected” teleports the band back to happier times in the studio, while recording their debut album Northern Gentlemen, set to drop on May 17th via FutureSonic Records/CEN/The Orchard). Watch the video for Blitz Vega “Disconnected” HERE

    Kav (formerly of Happy Mondays) formed Blitz Vega in 2016 with Rourke before his terminal battle with cancer. Kav said, “We originally started recording the track in July 2019 in a studio in Echo Park, CA. Andy came in with the bassline and we built a song around it. The lyrics are about a desire to escape from the digital world and all the distractions that come with it.” 

    Written mostly during the pandemic, the Blitz Vega 10 song collection features Andy Rourke (bass), Kav Sandhu (guitar / lead vocals), Asa Brown (keyboards / backing vocals), Thom Arizmendi (guitar), Greg Gent (guitar / backing vocals), Craig Eriksson (drums). Northern Gentlemen is a bittersweet celebration of the late seminal bassist’s decades-long impact on the music world and stands as a testament to the power and impact he continues to have. “Every song tells a story and ‘Disconnected’ takes me back to a particularly poignant memory driving to the studio before we recorded the song,” Kav shares, evoking not only the emotions of sadness for Andy’s death but also the joyful memories that came with their personal friendship and musical collaboration. 

    To celebrate the album, Kav wants to keep the promise he made to Andy to release and go out on tour. Kav recently played the first live London show as Blitz Vega at Scala as part of the FSR Events club night.

  • April 8th, 2024

    Billie Eilish has revealed her third studio album, Hit Me Hard And Soft will see its global release on May 17 via Darkroom/Interscope Records. 

    Her most daring body of work to date is being described as a diverse yet cohesive collection of songs, ideally listened to in its entirety from beginning to end. The album does exactly as the title suggests: hits you hard and soft both lyrically and sonically while bending genres and defying trends along the way. 

    Hit Me Hard And Soft was written by Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, her brother and long-time collaborator, who also produced the album. 

    Find upcoming releases dates for Alternative Albums HERE.

  • April 8th, 2024

    Los Angeles trio Smallpools released their new EP Ghost Town Road (east) on April 5th, part one of their forthcoming full-length album out later this year via Nettwerk. It was written and recorded at guitarist Michael Kamerman’s house in Los Angeles, with collaborations from colin creeV of Third Eye Blind and Mitchy Collins of lovelytheband.

    As a project that splits time between Los Angeles and Nashville, Kamerman, frontman Sean Scanlon, and drummer Beau Kuther reflected on the evolution of each city in the decade since their debut single “Dreaming.” “When the band first started, the goal was to play the free Monday nights at the Satellite, that’s all we wanted to do,” Kuther recalls. Once proving ground for ambitious local indie bands, the legendary Silver Lake venue closed permanently during the pandemic. Four years later, the space still lies vacant. Meanwhile, they’ve seen Nashville equally overrun by Brooklyn transplants, reality TV producers and bachelorette parties.  

    These are the images that inform Ghost Town Road (east) and the forthcoming full-length, named after a street sign that Kamerman saw passing through a stretch of the Nevada desert. “There’s not that many of the bands that we started with that are still doing it, so it feels a little bit like a ghost town out here now, especially post-pandemic,” reflects Kamerman. Yet, Ghost Town Road is as much a state of mind as it is a physical place, as Smallpools re-acquainted themselves with the Hollywood dive bars and restaurants that served as their communal, creative spaces in the early days. “Drive down Wilshire at night, it feels kind of like a ghost town as well,” Scanlon jokes. 

    Smallpools began their Night Shift co-headline 23-date tour with Grayscale on April 6th in Atlanta. Find the tour dates HERE.

  • April 5th, 2024

    Grouplove announce that their latest album, I Want It All Right Now, will be expanded into a deluxe version, which will drop on May 10th via Glassnote. The deluxe album will feature six new tracks, including a live version of the album’s title track “All” with Jake Clemons from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band lending his talents on the saxophone from Madison Square Garden show.

    Multifaceted in her approach to artistry, Hannah Hooper has painted all of the band’s artwork.

    I Want It All Right Now Deluxe Tracklist

    “All”

    “Cheese”

    “Malachi”

    “Hello”

    “Eyes”

    “Billie”

    “Tryin’”

    “Cream”

    “Francine”

    “Climb”

    “Wall”

    “Chances”

    “Can You Feel My Love”

    “Fire”

    “House”

    “Fishbowl”

    “All (Live)”

    Grouplove have festival performances this summer at Wildflower! Festival, Bonnaroo and Oceans Calling. They have been added to 9 new dates this fall supporting P!nk. Find the Grouplove tour dates HERE.

  • April 3rd, 2024

    UK 4-piece Glass Animals released their new single “Creatures In Heaven” today. It’s the lead single from the band’s fourth album, I Love You So F***ing Much, to be released on July 19th via Republic Records. 

    Glass Animals lead singer David Bayley said, “I love you so f***ing much, I LOVE YOU SO F***ING MUCH, I love you SO f***ing MUCH, I love you so F***ING much, I LOVE you so f***ing MUCH. These words take on a different meaning every time you say them.” I Love You So F***ing Much is the follow-up to the band’s 2020’s critically revered Dreamland, which sold over 12 million copies globally and featured the breakout single “Heat Waves.” The record-breaking “Heat Waves” single became the biggest international hit from a British band in almost 30 years. It was the first song to reach #1 with a single writer and producer since Pharell’s “Happy,” and led to the pop world’s biggest acts, including Florence Welch, all wanting to work with Glass Animals frontman, songwriter, and producer, Dave Bayley. 

    On the new single “Creatures In Heaven,” Bayley says, “It’s about a moment in time, be it a split second or a year or whatever, having the capacity to be enormously formative and life-changing. Even if it is over. Or if it doesn’t go as planned. Or if it dies too soon. It is still fucking beautiful. The love and care and the feeling in that moment lives forever. It never really dies. If that’s how you choose to see it.”

    “Creatures In Heaven” is the sublime first glimpse into 10 intimate love stories set against the backdrop of the universe. Wanting to bring fans into the sci-fi-inspired world of I Love You So F***ing Much early, Glass Animals set up a landing page that simply read “PANIC. ANSWER THE QUESTION PLS.” (a nod to Douglas Adams’ infamous The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy). With 15,000 questions posed to the band within the first couple of days, they set about trawling through them: What’s going on (existentially)? Will Glass Animals perform in space? Are we hitchhiking the universe? What is the meaning of life? 

    To Dave, it’s a continuation of the Open Source website the band started in the pandemic. A site where fans could download jpegs and mp3s from the band, share them, and create their own artwork and tunes. Engaging with each other and Glass Animals in a deeper way, this modernist iteration of “Ask Me Anything” sparked a conversation around the power of love in a-what-can-sometimes-feel-like-a cold and loveless world. In the build-up to today’s announcement, cryptic flyposters, graffiti, and billboards of the album’s title have been popping up globally since Valentine’s Day, with the band officially revealing the first visual taste of the album, the cosmic zoom, on socials last week. Dave also began sharing “Desperately Seeking Dave” ads in local newspapers last week, prompting fans to find him for an exclusive play of the single before its release across London, New York, and Kansas City.

    Glass Animals has also announced intimate pop-up shows for this spring, selling out instantly. They’ll be taking place in California (at the legendary Pappy + Harriet’s in the Mojave Desert) on April 11th and Mexico City on April 15th with more shows to be announced soon.

  • April 2nd, 2024

    Dashboard Confessional announces their 2024 Fall tour featuring BOYS LIKE GIRLS and Taylor Acorn. The 28-city tour is produced by Live Nation and kicks off on September 10 at Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ and wraps up in Irving, TX, at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory on October 27.

    Artist presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Friday, April 5 at 10am local time. Find the tour dates HERE

    Ahead of the Fall Tour, Dashboard Confessional will play at Lovin’ Life Festival, Sunfest and Let’s Go! Music Fest before heading to Manchester, TN, to host Bonnaroo’s Emo Superjam. 

  • April 1st, 2024

    St. Vincent has announced the All Born Screaming US Tour headline dates to support her upcoming seventh album with the same name, set to drop on April 26th via Total Pleasure Records in partnership with Virgin Music. The new album features the current lead single “Broken Man” and new second advance song “Flea” arrives with the tour announcement. 

    In addition to the All Born Screaming US Tour new confirmed headline shows, St. Vincent has upcoming festival appearances including Bottlerock and The Thing!  

    May 22 — Ventura, CA — The Majestic Ventura Theater*

    May 25 — San Francisco, CA — The Masonic*

    August 8 — Bend, OR — Hayden Homes Amphitheater #

    August 11 — Vancouver, BC — Orpheum +

    August 13 — Boise, ID — Knitting Factory +

    August 14 — Ogden, UT — Twilight Concert Series +

    August 16 — Los Angeles, CA — Greek Theater 

    September 5 — Boston, MA — MGM Music Hall at Fenway ^

    September 6 — Philadelphia, PA — The Met ^

    September 10 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Paramount ^

    September 11 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Paramount ^

    September 13 — Washington D.C. — Anthem ^

    September 14 — Toronto, ON — Massey Hall %

    September 16 — Ann Arbor, MI — Michigan Theater %

    September 20 — St. Paul, MN — The Palace Theater %

    *Momma supports

    # Spoon supports

    + Eartheater supports

    ^ Yves Tumor supports

    % Dorian Electra supports

  • March 27th, 2024

    Twenty One Pilots have announced details of their massive global headline The Clancy World Tour and shared “Next Semester,” a new song from their highly anticipated forthcoming album, Clancy, which will be released May 24th via Fueled By Ramen/3EE. Watch the Andrew Donoho directed music video for “Next Semester” HERE.

    Last month, Twenty One Pilots returned with news of Clancy and released the album’s lead single “Overcompensate,” which has rocketed up the Alternative chart.

    The Clancy World Tour, produced by LIve Nation, will get underway August 15th at Denver. The tour will traverse North America through the fall followed by dates in New Zealand, Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom. The official artist presale for tickets beginning April 2nd (US/CA) and April 3rd (UK/EU/AU/NZ) with all remaining tickets available during the general on sale at 10am local time on Friday, April 5th. Find tickets and tour details HERE.

    Having amassed over 33 billion streams worldwide and over 3 million tickets sold across global headline tours, the Columbus, OH based duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun have established themselves as one of the most successful bands of the 21st century and redefined the sound of a generation. Co-produced by Joseph and Paul Meany, Clancy marks the final chapter in an ambitious multi-album narrative first introduced in the band’s 2015 multi-Platinum breakthrough, Blurryface.  Furthermore, Clancy’s forthcoming release on May 17th coincides with the 9th anniversary of Blurryface, which was released exactly nine years prior to the day.

  • March 26th, 2024

    SHAED announces their new album Spinning Out will drop on June 14 via BMG. It features the band’s lead single “Everybody Knows I’m High” released on January 26th and currently building on the Alternative chart (Listen/Download HERE). The band has also released another new track “Rocket In The Sky” with the album announce. Watch the visualizer HERE.

    The album comprises 11 songs exploring themes of family, love, and growth. Over years of writing, recording, and producing, Spinning Out cohered as a collection of snapshots and vignettes, reflecting on love and belonging from all different angles.

    SHAED weren’t immune to spinning out. The trio of Chelsea Lee and twin brothers Max and Spencer Ernst had been living in a whirlwind for a long time — a long, circuitous, sometimes stop-start arc that included meeting as teenagers playing around D.C., living and writing at home together, and a surprise breakout hit in 2018’s “Trampoline.” The runaway ascension of  “Trampoline” led the band through an array of dream scenario milestones — soundtracking a MacBook Air commercial, two billion streams, and accolades from pop culture monoliths like iHeart and Billboard. 

    But SHAED also experienced the pitfalls of following that unexpected success. Seeking a reset, the trio emerged from tumultuous times equally defined by existential crises and beautiful life changes to craft a sophomore album that was as true a statement of their identity as anything they had made thus far. There was only one name for it: Spinning Out.

    The Washington, D.C. trio released their debut album, High Dive, in 2021.

  • March 24th, 2024

    The Gaslight Anthem released a new EP, History Books – Short Stories, March 22nd on their own Rich Mahogany Recordings label via Thirty Tigers. The four track EP features a cover of “Ocean Eyes,” a heavier version of Billie Eilish’s song, a brand new rendition of the longtime fan favorite, “Blue Jeans & White T-Shirts,” and stripped-down acoustic performances of “Positive Charge” and “History Books.

    About the new single, “Ocean Eyes,” The Gaslight Anthem lead singer Brian Fallon said, “I was driving my daughter to school and she played it for me on the way and I really took to the song. Then one day we were talking ideas for a cover with our friends and I said, wouldn’t it be cool to do a heavier version of ‘Ocean Eyes’? I tried it out and everybody loved the idea.” 

    The band released their sixth full-length album, History Books, on October 27, 2023. It was the band’s first album in nearly a decade and includes the title track, “History Books,” which sees Fallon trading duet vocals with longtime band champion and fellow New Jerseyan Bruce Springsteen, as well as “Spider Bites,” “Autumn,” “Little Fires” (featuring guest vocals from PUP frontman Stefan Babcock), “Positive Charge.” 

    The New Jersey 4-piece consists of Brian Fallon (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Alex Rosamilia (lead guitar, backing vocals), Alex Levine (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Benny Horowitz (drums, percussion, backing vocals).

    The Gaslight Anthem will celebrate History Books – Short Stories and much more with a North American Summer headline tour. The History Books Tour gets underway July 26 at Denver with support from Joyce Manor on all dates and The Dirty Nil joining from July 26-August 11 and Pinkshift on August 13-September 1. Find the tour dates HERE.

    The band’s previous five full-length albums are Get Hurt (2014), Handwritten (2012), American Slang (2010), The ’59 Sound (2008), and Sink or Swim (2007).

  • March 21st, 2024

    Australian band Vacations announce their No Place Like Home USA Tour, kicking off July 24th in Chicago, with stops in Denver, Philadelphia, DC, New York, San Antonio, Los Angeles, and performances at Pickathon and THING Festivals. Before coming stateside, the band will be playing dates across the EU/UK in May, including London Calling Festival.

    The No Place Like Home USA Tour is in support of their latest album, No Place Like Home, which debuted at #6 on the Spotify US Album Chart. No Place Like Home follows an intense period of transformation for the lead singer Campbell Burns, who was diagnosed with Pure OCD (or “Pure O”), a subtype of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder marked by intrusive, unwanted, and uncontrollable thoughts. His experiences learning to live with this while touring the world informed the record, which also engages in nuanced discussions around personal growth and sexuality. 

    A DIY affair from the get-go, Vacations formed in 2016 primarily as a songwriting vehicle for Campbell Burns, Burns later adding band members Jake Johnson, Nate Delizzotti, and Joseph Van Lier. The band has racked up over 1.5 billion streams worldwide, including over 675 million streams within the last year and over 2.2 million Shazam’s. Vacations have become known for their raucous live shows. Find the tour dates HERE

  • March 19th, 2024

    The lineup for Lollapalooza 2024 has been announced with SZA, Tyler, The Creator, blink-182, The Killers, Future X Metro Boomin, Hozier, Stray Kids, Melanie Martinez and Skrillex set to headline August 1-4 with over 170 bands, eight stages and four full days of music at Grant Park in Chicago. This year’s packed all-star class includes Benson Boone, Raye, The Last Dinner Party, d4vd, Tyla, Qveen Herby, Flo, Olivia Dean and more. 

    Presale starts happening on Thursday, March 21 from 10am–12pm (CT). Ticket prices will increase at 12pm CT when the Public On-Sale begins. Tickets and more info at www.lollapalooza.com

  • March 14th, 2024

    After teasing upcoming live shows on social media, Weezer has officially announced an extensive North American tour in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their career-defining, self-titled debut Weezer, also known as the “Blue Album.’ They will play Weezer (the Blue Album) in full along with other fan favorites, rarities and more. The tour kicks off September 4th in Saint Paul, Minnesota at the Xcel Energy Center and wraps up October 11th at the brand-new Intuit Dome in Inglewood, CA.

    Weezer will be joined by The Flaming Lips and Dinosaur Jr. on the anniversary tour produced by Live Nation with the general onsale on Friday, March 15th at 10am local time on the band’s website HERE.

    In addition, Weezer also announces a special anniversary event on Friday, March 15th at the Lodge Room in Los Angeles with Dogstar as support. The full-circle moment mirrors the band’s March 1992 show at Raji’s where they ended up opening for Dogstar in an unlikely turn of events. The name “Weezer” was coined in a conversation with the show’s booker. They will be playing Weezer (the Blue Album) front to back alongside some very special guests. 

  • March 12th, 2024

    The lineup for THING Festival has been announced for August 9-11 at Remlinger Farms in Carnation, WA. This year, the festival will be taking place at Remlinger Farms August 9th-11th. The 3-day festival located about 30 miles from Seattle features headliners St. Vincent, Toro Y Moi, and Black Pumas. The lineup also includes Spoon, Arlo Parks, Vacations, Militarie Gun, and more.

    The festival features local performances and Creative Expression Workshops. Tickets are on sale this Friday, March 15th. Find more info HERE

  • March 5th, 2024

    Sea.Hear.Now has Noah Kahan and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band coming to the beaches of Asbury Park, NJ as headliners on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th. The 2-day festival lineup includes The Gaslight Anthem, Trey Anastasio Band, The Black Crowes, Norah Jones, 311, The Revivalists, Kool & The Gang, The Hives and more.

    Presale begins Thursday, March 7th at 10am (ET) HERE.

  • March 5th, 2024

    Dropkick Murphys are inviting fans worldwide to virtually join them in their hometown of Boston to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day together through the 5th Annual Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Livestream From MGM Music Hall at Fenway on Sunday, March 17th. The sold-out performance will stream live on Veeps at 9pm (ET) HERE

    Livestream viewers get access to unlimited repeat viewings of the Dropkick Murphys performance stream during the 7-day replay period and option of purchasing an exclusive Dropkick Murphys merch package.

    March 17th marks the final date of Dropkick Murphys’ U.S. St. Patrick’s Day tour with Pennywise. Find the tour dates HERE

  • March 4th, 2024

    Cage The Elephant announce their forthcoming sixth studio album, Neon Pill, will drop May 17th via RCA Records. Concurrently, Cage The Elephant has revealed a 45-date North American summer tour.

    The new album finds the Kentucky-bred six piece—brothers Matthew Shultz [vocals] and Brad Shultz [guitar], Daniel Tichenor [bass], Jared Champion [drums], Nick Bockrath [lead guitar], and Matthan Minster [guitar, keys, backing vocals] forging new musical ground. “To me, Neon Pill is the first record where we were consistently uninfluenced, and I mean that in a positive way,” says Matt Schultz. “Everything is undoubtedly expressed through having settled into finding our own voice. We’ve always drawn inspiration from artists we love, and at times we’ve even emulated some of them to a certain degree. With this album, having gone through so much, life had almost forced us into becoming more and more comfortable with ourselves. We weren’t reaching for much outside of the pure experience of self expression, and simultaneously not necessarily settling either. We just found a uniqueness in simply existing.”

    In addition, Cage The Elephant has shared an instant grat track, “Out Loud” six weeks after the release of their current single and title track, “Neon Pill.” “Out Loud” the emotional centerpiece of Neon Pill. Backed by stark piano, Matthew’s bare delivery quakes as he sings, “Man, I really messed up now.” “Maybe it’s so straightforward and honest, because I didn’t know if it would see the light of day,” he admits. “‘Out Loud’ is very connected to my father. My dad’s the reason we discovered music in the first place. When he died, ‘Out Loud’ just poured out of me. My efforts towards the song were deeply rooted in paying honor to him, and I knew it meant a lot to Brad too,” he remarks. “That, also in connection with the difficulties that I was dealing with at that time. It was almost a subconscious apology of sorts before I was fully capable of grasping the gravity of it all. Subconsciously working through it while channeling all of the adversity my family faced growing up coming full circle into my adult life in this one song.” Watch the “Out Loud” lyric video HERE.

    Cage The Elephant’s 45-date North American US tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off on June 20 in Salt Lake City with support from Young The Giant & Bakar on most dates. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 8th at 10am local here, and numerous presales, including for the band’s Fan Club and Discord, will begin on Tuesday, March 5th at 10am local time. Prior to the tour, Cage The Elephant has performances at Hangout Festival and Bonnaroo. Find the Cage The Elephant tour dates HERE.

  • February 28th, 2024

    Oceans Calling Festival 2024 will be headlined by blink-182, The Killers, and Dave Matthews Band on September 27-29 in Ocean City, MD. The lineup includes Cage The Elephant, Sublime, 311, The Revivalists, The Offspring, Young The Giant, Grouplove, The Hives, and more.

    Oceans Calling 2024 Presale begins February 29th at 10a (ET) at www.oceanscallingfestival.com.

  • February 23rd, 2024

    Linkin Park will release a greatest hits album, Papercuts (Singles Collection 2000-2023), on April 12th via Warner. The 20-track collection features the latest unreleased single “Friendly Fire.” The song was recorded during the 2017 sessions for their seventh album One More Light. Watch the video for “Friendly Fire” HERE

    Mike Shinoda said, “In the making of each Linkin Park album, I want to love and believe in each individual song completely. I hope that if any one track is heard on its own in the world, it is something I can feel proud of, and something that takes root inside the listener and becomes part of the energy that connects us. Curating the tracks for Papercuts was a joy. Each song in this collection is both a singular moment on our timeline and an evolving story that is as much ours as it is yours. From our first release ‘One Step Closer’ to the brand-new ‘Friendly Fire,’ this tracklist spans all our chapters so far. Thank you for being a part of our journey. We hope you enjoy Papercuts.”

    PAPERCUTS (Singles Collection 2000-2023) Tracklisting:

    1. Crawling
    2. Faint
    3. Numb/Encore
    4. Papercut
    5. Breaking The Habit
    6. In The End
    7. Bleed It Out
    8. Somewhere I Belong
    9. Waiting For The End
    10. Castle Of Glass
    11. One More Light
    12. Burn It Down
    13. What I’ve Done
    14. QWERTY
    15. One Step Closer
    16. New Divide
    17. Leave Out All The Rest
    18. Lost
    19. Numb
    20. Friendly Fire
  • February 22nd, 2024

    Kings Of Leon return with a new label partnership with Capitol Records for their upcoming 9th full-length studio album, Can We Please Have Fun, out on May 10. The album announcement arrives alongside a 2024 World Tour and lead single, “Mustang.” Watch the video for “Mustang” HERE.

    It’s the band’s first new music since When You See Yourself was released in 2021 on RCA. Can We Please Have Fun, as the new  album title suggests, sees the band cutting loose, trying new things, and, yes, having some fun. Recorded at Dark Horse studio in Nashville and produced with new collaborator Kid Harpoon (Harry Styles, Florence + the Machine) the album sees Kings Of Leon back to their gritty origins.

    King Of Leon say this is the album they’ve always wanted to make. “It was the most enjoyable record I’ve ever been a part of,” says lead singer/guitarist Caleb. “It’s like we allowed ourselves to be musically vulnerable,” added drummer Nathan. “I love it when a rock band is not embarrassed to admit that every song doesn’t have to be on 11.”

    The Nashville 4-piece 2024 World Tour, produced by Live Nation, will hit 26 cities across the US and Canada, starting August 14. Kings Of Leon will also tour internationally with a headline set at BST Hyde Park in London on Sunday, June 30. General on sale for North American tickets will begin Friday, March 1 at 10am local time at Ticketmaster

    Kings of Leon – 2024 US/Canada Tour Dates:

    August 14 Austin, TX Moody Center

    August 16 Houston, TX Toyota Center

    August 17 Fort Worth, TX Dickies Arena

    August 20 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Financial Theatre

    August 22 Inglewood, CA Kia Forum

    August 23 Palm Springs, CA Acrisure Arena

    August 25 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre*

    August 26 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl*

    August 28 Portland, OR Moda Center

    August 29 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena

    August 31 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

    September 2 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place

    September 3 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome

    September 5 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Centre

    September 13 Huntsville, AL Orion Amphitheater

    September 14 Cincinnati, OH The Andrew J Brady Music Center

    September 16 Boston, MA MGM Music Hall at Fenway

    September 18 New York, NY Forest Hills Stadium

    September 20 Washington, DC The Anthem

    September 23 Philadelphia, PA TD Pavilion at The Mann

    September 25 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena

    September 26 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

    September 28 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

    October 1 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage

    October 2 Laval, QC Place Bell

  • February 16th, 2024

    Vampire Weekend follows last week’s album announcement (Only God Was Above Us out 4/5 via Columbia) with a 39-date God Was Above Us North American headline tour. Produced by Live Nation, the tour includes three unique two-show engagements that will see Vampire Weekend play Saturday night shows followed by Sunday morning sets at the Greek Theater in Berkeley CA, KettleHouse Amphitheater in Bonner MT and New York’s Madison Square Garden.

    Vampire Weekend has also released a pair of advance tracks to showcase distinctly different aspects of Only God Was Above Us, while feeling very much parts of the same whole. The band’s last album was Father Of The Bride in 2019. 

    “Capricorn,” written by Ezra Koenig and produced by Ariel Rechtstaid and Koenig, begins on a deceptively subdued note, its honeyed melodies and arpeggiated keys launching into a transcendent chorus featuring a maelstrom of distorted guitars and vibrant drum fills. 

    “Gen-X Cops,” co-written by Koenig and Chris Tomson, and produced by Rechtstaid, Koenig and Tomson, kicks off with a frantic guitar figure befitting a title lifted from a 1990s Hong Kong action movie, and rides a jaunty beat to an anthemic refrain of “Each generation makes its own apology.”

    Each track is accompanied by a new video built around footage of New York circa 1988 by Only God Was Above Us album art photographer Steven Siegel. 

    Watch “Capricorn” video HERE.

    Watch “Gen-X Cops” video HERE.

    Support acts for Vampire Weekend’s upcoming tour have been hand-picked by Ezra Koenig, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson. Every region of the country will be treated to their own very special guests — several of whom hold local significance —all of whom are beloved by the band. Those guests include: LA LOM, The English Beat, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Mike Gordon, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Ra Ra Riot, Princess featuring Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, Cults, a DJ Set By Mark Ronson, Turnstiles and The Brothers Macklovitch. 

    Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 20 at 10am local time until Thursday, February 22 at 10pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program at www.citientertainment.com .

  • February 16th, 2024

    Bristol UK’s IDLES release their fifth album, TANGK, via Partisan. The 11-track album was co-produced by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, The Smile, Beck), the band’s Mark Bowen and Kenny Beats (Denzel Curry, Vince Staples, Benee). In an explosive run of unerringly stirring albums, TANGK—pronounced “tank” with a whiff of the “g” and an onomatopoeic reference to the lashing way the band imagined the guitars sounding that has grown into a sort of sigil for living in love – is this band’s most ambitious and striking record yet. 

    Speaking about the album, lead singer Joe Talbot says, “TANGK. I needed love. So I made it. I gave love out to the world and it feels like magic. This is our album of gratitude and power. All love songs. All is love.”

    The lead single “Dancer” features LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and Nancy Whang). Talbot said, “I give myself to you/As long as you move on the floor.” 

    TANK is the followup to IDLES releasing their GRAMMY-nominated CRAWLER album in 2021. The band’s previous albums are Ultra Mono (2020), Joy As An Act of Resistance (2018), and Brutalism (2017).

  • February 15th, 2024

    Dexter And The Moonrocks signs with Severance Records, the independent division of Big Loud Rock. “We’re honored to have Mike, Stevo, and the Severance / Big Loud team believe in us and give us the opportunity and resources to pioneer a sound that’s meant for all the freaks, geeks, and everyone in between,” Dexter And The Moonrocks share. “Whether you think ‘a pair of boots’ means cowboy or combat, we’ve got music that will make you feel truly comfortable in your own skin, and we cannot wait to share it with you.”

    Produced by Ryan Hewitt (Noah Kahan, Lumineers, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Dexter And The Moonrocks showcase their artistic evolution and lyrical depth on their new track. “She Likes Girls” explores the themes of love, heart-break, and the self-destructive tendencies that impact those around you, taking the time to reflect on memories you once thought to be sacred while realizing they’re tarnished with the mistakes of the past and actions of the present.

    Hailing from Abilene, TX and rooted in Southern alt / alt-rock, Dexter And The Moonrocks are a sub-genre all their own. Creating a distinct, fan-labeled “Western Space Grunge” sound, the self-proclaimed “sad space cowboys” pull inspiration from artists ranging from Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Foo Fighters to Tyler Childers and Whiskey Myers, finding a distinct niche and quickly piquing the interest of fans with their edgy take on Southern rock.

    Dexter and The Moonrocks will be kicking off a headline tour February 29th in Grand Junction, CO. The band will play Shaky Knees Festival on May 4th and Bourbon & Beyond on September 19th. Find the tour dates HERE.

  • February 13th, 2024

    Pearl Jam will release their 12th studio album, Dark Matter, on Monkeywrench/Republic Records on April 19th and launch a 35-date worldwide tour in May. The album’s title track was released overnight to radio and is available HERE. Produced by multi-GRAMMY award winning producer Andrew Watt, Dark Matter, marks the band’s first release since Gigaton in 2020. 

    In 2023, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder [vocals], Jeff Ament [bass], Stone Gossard [rhythm guitar], Mike McCready [lead guitar], and Matt Cameron [drums] retreated to Shangri-La Studios in Malibu where they simply plugged in and played with producer Andrew Watt at the helm. Writing and recording in a burst of inspiration, Dark Matter was born in just three weeks.

    The band members personally previewed the record with a listening party at the iconic Troubadour in West Hollywood during GRAMMY week. Vedder said, “I’m getting chills, because I have good memories. We’re still looking for ways to communicate. We’re at this time in our lives when you could do it or you could not do it, but we still care about putting something out there that is meaningful and we hopefully think is our best work. No hyperbole, I think this is our best work.”

    Ament added, “What Ed said about getting us in a room at this point, we felt like we were about to make a really important record. A lot of that had to do with the atmosphere Andrew set up. He has encyclopedic knowledge of our history, not only as a band and how we wrote songs, but as players. He could pinpoint things we did on old songs to the point where I was like, ‘What the fuck is he talking about?’ His excitement was contagious. He’s a force. I just want to say thanks for keeping us on track. I couldn’t be prouder of us as a band. I feel so grateful for the fans, but mostly for my brothers and these people I’ve made music with.”

    The band is celebrating indie record stores with the release of a special edition of Dark Matter on April 20. Only at participating stores as part of Record Store Day. Get more information and find stores at www.recordstoreday.com

    Meanwhile, Pearl Jam’s global tour, hitting nine countries and 25 cities, kicks off at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, and will cover much of North America including shows at Wrigley Field, Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park, and their first hometown performance in six years at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena. The tour includes Pearl Jam’s first performance at London’s brand new and state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September with New Zealand and Australia in November. Deep Sea Diver (North America Leg 1), Glen Hansard (North America Leg 2), The Murder Capital (UK/EU), Richard Ashcroft (Dublin and London) and Pixies (Australia and New Zealand) will serve as support.

    Tickets will be available for Dark Matter World Tour 2024 via Ten Club members-only presale will be held through Ticketmaster Request for eligible members or Pearl Jam fans can register for a chance to participate in the Dark Matter World Tour 2024 registration sale at shops.ticketmasterpartners.com/pearl-jam by Sunday, February 18. More all the Pearl Jam tour info at pearljam.com.

  • February 12th, 2024

    girl in red has announced that she will support the release of her sophomore album I’M DOING IT AGAIN BABY! with the GIRL IN RED: DOING IT AGAIN TOUR!. The North American leg of the tour kicks off on April 16th in Boston with Momma supporting dates through May 5th in Nashville and The Beaches supporting dates from May 21st through June 2nd in San Francisco.

    Known for her high energy, raucous live shows, girl in red spent most of 2023 performing at various festivals, as well as opening for Taylor Swift on her Eras Tour. Regarding her return to headline touring, girl in red shared via an Instagram message to fans, “North America, we’re doing it again!!!!! I’m bringing my biggest show to you ever!! I’ve put all my creativity into it and it looks f**king sick.”

    Tickets for GIRL IN RED: DOING IT AGAIN WORLD TOUR! presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general on sale beginning Friday, February 16th at 10am local time at www.worldinred.com.

    GIRL IN RED: DOING IT AGAIN TOUR!

    4/16/24 Boston, MA                MGM Music Hall at Fenway*

    4/17/24 Philadelphia, PA        The Met Philadelphia*

    4/20/24 Washington, DC        The Anthem*

    4/24/24 New York, NY            Radio City Music Hall*

    4/27/24 Chicago, IL                Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom*

    4/28/24 Madison, WI              The Sylvee*

    4/30/24 Toronto, ON               History*

    5/02/24  Detroit, MI                 The Masonic Temple*

    5/04/24  Atlanta, GA               Shaky Knees Music Festival

    5/05/24  Nashville, TN            The Ryman Auditorium*

    5/21/24 Seattle, WA               Paramount Theatre^

    5/23/24 Magna, UT                 The Great Saltair^

    5/25/24 Morrison, CO             Red Rocks Amphitheatre^

    5/28/24 Del Mar, CA               The Sound^

    5/29/24 Los Angeles, CA        Greek Theatre^

    6/01/24 Oakland, CA              Fox Theater^

    6/02/24 San Francisco, CA    The Warfield^

    *Momma supporting

    ^The Beaches supporting

  • February 9th, 2024

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, The Struts deliver a new track “How Can I Love You (Without Breaking Your Heart).” The crafting of the track was a labor of love for the quartet, with thoughtful lyrics that are highlighted by iconic instrumentation and lush BGVs.

    “’How Can I Love You (Without Breaking Your Heart)’ is a brutally honest song that takes me right back to that moment when the phrase came to me,” frontman Luke Spiller explains. “The lyric was labored over for a long time, which I hope people will appreciate.”

    Watch the lyric video for the tear-jerker “How Can I Love You (Without Breaking Your Heart)” HERE

    Meanwhile, The Struts current single “Pretty Vicious” is approaching Top 20 on the Alternative chart.

  • February 9th, 2024

    UK’s Declan McKenna releases his new album, What Happened To The Beach?, on his own label Tomplicated Records via Q Prime. It’s Declan’s third album and first since his 2020 collection, Zeros.

    His new album was produced by Gianluca Buccellati (Lana Del Rey, Arlo Parks). The pop—and where it is headed—an experimental spark of inspiration is a new direction for Declan. He said, “The whole process has been less traditional. We tried to see what we could do by spending a bit more time on the recordings and getting perspective as we went along. The songs are more strange and I love that there’s this weird, wonky edge to that. I’ve taken the spirit of how I like to make music at home and just made a record out of that. It’s perhaps a record that can be listened to in a more universal context. It doesn’t always demand your attention, which I really like.”

    Declan released the lead single “Symphathy” and played Lollapalooza last summer. The new single is “Muholland’s Dinner And Wine” and you can watch the video HERE

    Raised in Hertfordshire, Declan was a multi-instrumentalist by the time he was a teenager and began releasing tracks on his Bandcamp page when “Brazil” began to attract viral followers in January 2015. He has released two full length albums: What Do You Think About the Car? (2017) and Zeros (2020). 

  • February 8th, 2024

    Vampire Weekend announced their highly anticipated new album, Only God Was Above Us will drop on April 5th. It’s the fifth album from the band and first in five years from Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson. Only God Was Above Us is the first full-length offering from Vampire Weekend since 2019’s Father of the Bride.

    Inspired and haunted by 20th Century New York City, the album was recorded all over the world, from Manhattan to Los Angeles to London and Tokyo. The album was produced by Koenig and longtime collaborator Ariel Rechtshaid, mixed by Dave Fridmann and mastered by Emily Lazar. Watch the :30 album trailer HERE

    The beginnings of Only God Was Above Us stretch back to 2019-2020, when Koenig wrote the bulk of the lyrics. The 10-track magnum opus is the product of five years spent refining, reworking and gradually shaping those lyrical and melodic structures to take Vampire Weekend to a new creative peak. Only God Was Above Us is nothing short of a definitive statement — one that begins on a playfully profane and confrontational note, and runs a gauntlet of emotions, experiences, characters and stories, before ending on an unambiguous note of acceptance… and quite literally “Hope.” 

    The title is lifted directly from the album artwork, comprised of photos taken from a subway graveyard in New Jersey in 1988 by Steven Siegel. In the album’s cover, a man in a toppled subway car reads the May 1, 1988 edition of the New York Daily News — the cover story detailing the horrific explosion that tore the roof off Aloha Airlines flight 243. The headline quotes a survivor: “ONLY GOD WAS ABOVE US.”

    To celebrate their release week, Vampire Weekend will perform in Austin at the Moody Amphitheater on April 8th at noon during the historic total eclipse. Tickets for this special event go on sale on February 13th at 10am (CT) at www.vampireweekend.com

  • February 6th, 2024

    L.A. 4-piece Lo Moon has announced the release of their third studio album, I Wish You Way More Than Luck, to be released April 5th via Thirty Tigers/The Orchard. To coincide with the announcement, the band has revealed two new tracks, including focus single, “Water” and a b-side “Connecticut.” Both tracks were written by Matt Lowell and produced by Mike Davis (Ratboys, Pool Kids, Great Grandpa), with Alan Moulder (Depeche Mode, U2, Ride, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, The Smashing Pumpkins) mixing the record.

     Speaking about “Water,” Lo Moon’s Matt Lowell reveals, “Since all the songs on our new album were inspired by the moment I found my artistic voice as a teenager, I started Water with the riff on an acoustic guitar. It really reminded me of something I might play when I was sixteen. It felt whimsical and nostalgic and when the band jumped in it felt like refreshing new ground for us. A couple days before the song appeared I had re-read David Foster Wallace’s transcript of a commencement speech he gave at Kenyon College in 2005. It had a much more profound effect on me from the first time I read it, and I thought the last line of the speech I Wish You Way More Than Luck could work perfectly within the musical framework. In some ways the song felt like it came to us, it’s hard to explain when those things happen, but we’re happy it did.” 

    Watch the official music video for “Water” HERE.

  • February 2nd, 2024

    Shinedown has released a live version of their single “A Symptom Of Being Human.” The new version was recorded in Denver this past fall at the final date of their headlining The Revolutions Live Tour. The #1 Active Rock single is marching Top 10 on Alternative chart. The crossover hit, which also reached Top 15 at Hot AC in 2023, is Shinedown’s fourth #1 single from their seventh studio album Planet Zero. 

    “Live music is such a part of who we are in Shinedown,” shares front man Brent Smith. “As we have said before, in this band we only have one boss, it just happens to be everybody in the audience. So, what better way to celebrate that connection than with a brand new live version of ‘A Symptom of Being Human.’ We hope you love it as much as we love you Shinedown Nation!”

  • January 31st, 2024

    Brew Ha Ha Productions has announced the initial music lineup for the first-ever BRIGHTSIDE Music Festival, presented by WJRR/Orlando, on Saturday, April 27 at Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, Florida. The line includes Sublime, 311, Goldfinger, Story Of The Year, Face To Face, Save Ferris, Unwritten Law, Zebrahead and more.

    BRIGHTSIDE will include one of the first announced festival appearances for the recently reunited Sublime — featuring original members Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson together with Jakob Nowell (son of original singer Bradley Nowell) — and comes one week after the band’s Coachella performance. 

    Event co-producer Cameron Collins of Brew Ha Ha Productions said, “This is one of those events you just get that feeling, something special is about to happen. The stars aligned perfectly on this festival and I’m absolutely stoked to be doing this with Sublime, 311, Goldfinger and the whole lineup in Orlando, Florida. The energy from the crowd singing along to every word at this one is going to be electrifying! This is an exciting time for Brew Ha Ha Productions!”

    BRIGHTSIDE is produced in collaboration with Massachusetts-based independent live event producer John Peters of MassConcerts. Tickets for BRIGHTSIDE go on sale Friday, February 2 at 10a (ET) at www.BRIGHTSIDEFEST.com

  • January 30th, 2024

    Southern California’s punk rock and craft beer tasting festival, Punk In The Park is celebrating its fourth year by hitting the road in 2024 with Punk In The Park American Road Trip. The first stop for Punk In The Park on tour is Saturday, May 4 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. 

    The initial lineup includes Descendents, The Vandals, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, The Exploited, T.S.O.L., Adolescents, The Dickies, Dwarves and more.

    For more info on the Brew Ha Ha Productions event, click HERE

  • January 29th, 2024

    Hozier has added 14 new shows to his most extensive headlining run in North America – the Unreal Unearth Tour –  signaling an incredibly momentous touring year for the award-winning, RIAA-Diamond certified singer/songwriter. The first round of shows announced on the Unreal Unearth Tour in 2024 sold over 500K tickets in a single day. 

    New performances include a fourth and final show at New York’s Forest Hills Stadium, a third show at Los Angeles’ Kia Forum, and numerous new dates across Jacksonville, FL; Wilmington, NC; Buffalo, NY; Camden, NJ; Detroit, MI; Lincoln, NE; Winnipeg, MB; Saskatoon, SK; Calgary, AB; Edmonton, AB; Sacramento, CA; and Mountain View, CA. 

    Hozier first teased the announcement of added shows this past Friday (1/26) via social media. Tickets for the newly added dates will go on sale starting on Friday, February 2 at 12pm local time at livenation.com. 

  • LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy (Photo Credit: Ruvan Wijesooriya)
    January 28th, 2024

    LCD Soundsystem has confirmed new 2024 North American shows. Beginning with a trio of shows in Mexico, March 21, 22 and 24, LCD Soundsystem will then kick off May 12 in Salt Lake City at Kilby Block Party, May 14 in Bend, OR at Hayden Homes Amphitheater, followed by a May 16-19 run at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, a May 22 stop in Minneapolis at the Armory, and conclude May 24-27 with four nights at Chicago’s Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom.

    Tickets for the 12 new shows will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 2 at 10am local time. Find details HERE

  • January 28th, 2024

    Grammy Award winning artist Gary Clark Jr. has released four new tracks — “Maktub,” “JPEG RAW,” “This Is Who We Are,” “Hyperwave,” and “Habits” — and nnounced his much-anticipated upcoming album, JPEG RAW, set for release on March 22 via Warner Records. This new body of work signals a brave new world for Clark’s ever-expanding creative palette. Clark’s lyrics are pointed, deeply personal, outspoken and socially conscious with occasional forays into rap and spoken word from Clark himself. 

    JPEG RAW is Clark’s first album since 2019’s critically lauded This Land, which became his third consecutive top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and garnered three Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance (“This Land”) and Best Contemporary Blues Album (This Land). Clark’s first Grammy win was awarded in 2014 for Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Please Come Home”). 

    Since its release, the singer-songwriter has toured extensively and stretched his wings as an actor, playing American blues legend Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, which received eight Academy Award nominations. 

  • January 26th, 2024

    Blu DeTiger announces her debut album, All I Ever Want Is Everything, which will be released on March 29 via Capitol Records. The New York City born artist picked up the bass guitar at age seven, played her first gig at the legendary punk venue CBGB soon thereafter and was a fixture in the Lower Manhattan music scene by age 17. The energy of this nightlife world manifests through her expressive vocals on her new collection of eclectic songs, which meld art pop, electroclash, funk, disco and alt-rock. 

    On her playfully seductive new single “Dangerous Game,” Blu sings, “Call me yoko ono / I’ll break up the band” and proposes an unforgettable evening of dancing and indulgence: “Let’s blow our money / Let’s go all night.” She and Noah Conrad (Niall Horan, LANY) produced the track, co-writing it with Casey Smith (Jonas Brothers, Tori Kelly). 

    “I wanted a song that portrayed this fun character who doesn’t give a fuck, who wants to go out and experience life – which is a big part of my personality,” Blu DeTiger says.

    In the official video for “Dangerous Game,” Blu gives an effortlessly cool performance of the song as the four-piece band she fronts “breaks up” and is continually reinvented. Shot in Los Angeles, where Blu now resides, the video was directed by Alex Thurmond (Kehlani, TEED, Blondshell) and produced by Stink Films. Watch it HERE.

    Blu will support All I Ever Want Is Everything with a North American headline tour. The run will kick off on April 25 in Boston at The Sinclair and include shows at NYC’s Irving Plaza (April 27) and in L.A. at The Troubadour (May 4). 

  • January 26th, 2024

    L.A. 5-piece Militarie Gun has dropped a new EP Life Under The Sun, via Loma Vista/Concord. Life Under The Sun strips back a selection of songs from Militarie Gun’s debut album Life Under The Gun, which was released last summer, putting Ian Shelton’s intensely personal songwriting center stage. 

    The EP includes collaborations: “Never Fucked Up Twice (featuring Bully’s Alicia Bognanno),” “Very High (Under The Sun),” “My Friends Are Having A Hard Time (featuring Manchester Orchestra), a new version of “Will Logic (featuring Mannequin Pussy),”and a cover of the NOFX track “Whoops I OD’d.”

    The band’s 2023 collection, Life Under The Gun, features the current single “Do It Faster” as prominently heard on the Taco Bell commercial.

    Militarie Gun kick off U.S. tour dates beginning January 31st in Phoenix with 31 dates through March 9th. Militarie Gun will also be performing at Coachella, LDB Fest, Welcome To Rockville, Sonic Temple Festival, Primavera Sound, and Bonnaroo this year in addition to their headlining shows. See all the upcoming Militarie Gun tour dates HERE.

  • January 25th, 2024

    The lineup has been announced for Bourbon & Beyond Festival for September 19-22 in Louisville.

    The 4-day festival at Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center includes Zach Bryan, Tyler Childers, Dave Matthews Band, Neil Young, Beck, My Morning Jacket, The National, The War On Drugs, Fleet Foxes, Black Pumas, X Ambassadors, Sunny Day Real Estate, Dinosaur Jr, The Head And the Heart, Young The Giant, Mt. Joy, Arlo Parks, Amigo The Devil, and The Record Company.

    Now in its 6th year, the 4-day destination festival is adding two music stages and 40 additional music artists for 2024, expanding to a total of five music stages and 100 music artists, plus the festival’s culinary and bourbon workshop stages. 

    “To have one of the most influential artists of all time, Neil Young, headline Bourbon & Beyond this year is so incredibly special. Not only do I love his music, but I think there is a real authenticity in his craft that has inspired generations of artists to find their true voice,” says Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents. “To have such a timeless artist share the stage with some of today’s best storytellers and craftsmen is something truly exceptional. Plus, being able to celebrate hometown heroes, My Morning Jacket and Kentucky’s own, Tyler Childers, this year’s Bourbon & Beyond lineup is truly a career highlight for me. We can’t wait to see everyone this September to celebrate the pure magic of this festival and the great city of Louisville.”

    Find all the details HERE

  • January 24th, 2024

    Ahead of their North American live dates this Spring in New York, Chicago, Miami and California, Orbital has announced the reissue of their seminal self-titled 1991 debut album, known as “The Green Album,” on April 19 via London Records. All tracks have been fully remastered by Phil and Paul Hartnoll for the very first time. Originally released on September 30, 1991, “The Green Album” contains their breakthrough 1990 single “Chime.” 

     33 years after its initial release, and over 10 years since last pressed on vinyl, the remastered Green Album arrives ahead of the recently updated The Green + Brown Album Tour, which will see the electronic music duo revisit and reinterpret both albums in their entirety, including performing several of the tracks live for the very first time. The tour will start in New York on March 22, followed by a date in Chicago on March 23. Orbital will next appear at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, and Coachella Festival in California on Saturday, April 13 and 20 before returning for the UK leg.

     Since reuniting with London Records, Orbital have released the 2022 compilation 30 Something, which contained reworks, remakes, remixes and re-imaginings of their tracks, and last year’s critically acclaimed new studio album Optical Delusion.

  • January 23rd, 2024

    The Killers have announced a special hometown Las Vegas residency for later this summer. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their iconic debut album, Hot Fuss, The Killers will perform the record front to back for the first time ever. The residency will run between August 14-30 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. 

    Tickets are on sale starting Saturday, January 27th. Find more details HERE

  • January 23rd, 2024

    Sublime has signed a new management deal with Regime Music Group co-founder Kevin Zinger and music industry vet/Vandals bassist Joe Escalante for worldwide management of business, legacy assets and licensing. The collaboration between Escalante and Zinger’s Regime Music Group marks the beginning of an exciting era and the next chapter for Sublime as original members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh have reunited with Bradley Nowell’s son Jakob as front man. 

    As previously announced, the band are scheduled to perform on the main stage at Coachella and will be announcing additional music festival performances in 2024. Production will begin this year on the band’s highly anticipated biopic from Sony’s 3000 Pictures, along with the launch of new products and merchandise further expanding the Sublime brand to new audiences. 

  • January 22nd, 2024

    UK’s The Last Dinner Party announce their 20-date North American tour in cities including Austin, New York, Portland, San Francisco, and more. The band’s tour will kick off in Mexico City on March 19th, and tickets for all dates will go on sale this Friday, January 26th at 10am local time. Find the tour dates HERE.

  • January 19th, 2024

    BeachLife Festival returns May 3-5 Redondo Beach, CA with Sting, Incubus, and My Morning Jacket headlining. 

    The 3-day festival lineup includes Dirty Heads, Devo, Local Natives, Santogold, Pepper, Steel Pulse, Fleet Foxes, Courtney Barnett, and Atlas Genius. 

    Find more BeachLife Festival info HERE

  • January 18th, 2024

    The Governors Ball has announced its 2024 festival lineup for June 7-9 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park headlined by Post Malone, The Killers, and SZA.

    Blondshell, Durry, Hippo Campus, Bakar, and Cannons are part of the Gov Ball lineup.

    Pre-sale begins January 18th from 11a-1p (ET). Find more info HERE

  • January 17th, 2024

    Coachella announces its multi-weekend 2024 festival will be headlined by Lana Del Rey, Tyler the Creator, and Doja Cat. Weekend #1 is April 12-14 and week #2 is April 19-21 in Indio, CA. The lineup includes reunion performances for Sublime and No Doubt.

    The Alternative artists part of the lineup include (Friday) Deftones, Alvvays, Lovejoy, Brittany Howard, The Japanese House, The Beths, Neil Frances; (Saturday) Sublime, Blur, Jungle, Bleachers, Grimes, Blur, The Drums, The Aquabats, The Last Dinner Party, Militarie Gun; (Sunday) Taking Back Sunday and No Doubt.

    Pre-sale starts Friday, January 19th at 11a (PT). More info HERE

  • January 16th, 2024

    Sum 41 has announced their last headlining world tour, “Tour Of The Setting Sum”, to celebrate the upcoming release of their final album Heaven :x: Hell (out March 29th). Sum 41 will be making stops in the United States, Japan, Mexico, Germany, Italy, and more, as well as performing their largest show to date to a sold-out crowd of over 35,000 people at Paris La Défense Arena in France later this year. The first run of U.S. dates begin April 19th in Omaha with The Interrupters opening. Sum 41 will be playing their final show as a band in Toronto, Ontario, at Scotiabank Arena on January 30, 2025.

    All tickets to the U.S. shows will be on sale Friday, January 19th at 10a local time at www.sum41.com/tour.

  • January 15th, 2024

    The Black Keys kick off the new year with the release of their new single “Beautiful People (Stay High)” on January 12th. The song arrives alongside the announcement of Akron, OH natives’ 12th studio album Ohio Players, out April 5th via Nonesuch/Warner Records. It’s the first new music from The Black Keys since their last album Dropout Boogie in 2022.

    Written by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney with longtime friends Dan “The Automator” Nakamura and Beck, the celebratory, joyful “Beautiful People (Stay High)” It’s one of several songs on the album that feature collaborations with friends, including Noel Gallagher, Greg Kurstin, and others.

    Speaking on the collaborative nature of the album, Carney shares, “We had this epiphany: ‘We can call our friends to help us make music.’ It’s funny because we both write songs with other people – Dan all the time [as a solo artist and producer], me when I’m producing a record. That’s what we do.”

    Auerbach adds, “No matter who we work with, it never feels like we’re sacrificing who we are. It only feels like it adds some special flavor. We just expanded that palette with people we wanted to work with. We were there to support them and their ideas, to do whatever we could to see that moment flourish. But when it came time to finish the album, it was just Pat and me. We’d never worked harder to make a record,” he continues. “It’s never taken us this long to make an album. We took our time and did it right.”

    “What we wanted to accomplish with this record was make something that was fun,” Carney adds. “And something that most bands 20 years into their career don’t make, which is an approachable, fun record that is also cool.”

    While making Ohio Players, a title inspired by the legendary Dayton, OH funk band of the same name, The Black Keys were also DJing dance parties in cities around the world that they called “record hangs,” spinning 45s from their own eclectic and growing collections.

    Formed in 2001, The Black Keys are singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney. The band’s previously 11 studio albums are: The Big Come Up (2002), Thickfreakness (2003) Rubber Factory (2004), Magic Potion (2006), Attack & Release (2008), Brothers (2010), El Camino (2011), Turn Blue (2014), Let’s Rock (2019), Delta Kream (2021), and Dropout Boogie (2022). The Black Keys are winners of six Grammy Awards and a BRIT.

  • January 12th, 2024

    British band The Vaccines drop their sixth album, Pick-Up Full Of Pink Carnations, via Super Easy/Thirty Tigers. The 10-track album was produced by Andrew Wells (Halsey, Phoebe Bridgers). It’s the quartet’s first album since Back In Love City in 2021.

    The Vaccines are Justin Young (lead vocals, guitars), Árni Árnason (bass, vocals), Timothy Lanham (guitars, keys, vocals) and Yoann Intonti (drums). Pick-Up Full Of Pink Carnations was recorded at producer Andrew Wells’ home studio in Los Angeles and mixed by Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, The Flaming Lips).

    This album is the epitome of what The Vaccines do best: 60’s-inspired classicist guitar pop filtered through a new wave lens, with equal parts euphoria and melancholy. Titled after a

    misremembered lyric in Don McLean’s “American Pie,” Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations illustrates the disillusionment that comes when expectations, dreams and reality don’t quite meet. Though the album is ultimately about reconciling with that loss, these 10 songs packed with hooks and melodies and pop smarts are also filled with gratitude for the people and placeswe once loved.

    Young notes, “It’s about loss. And coming to terms with that loss – not necessarily grieving for it, but trying to get a new understanding of it.” 

    On the current single “Heartbreak Kid,” “There are two types of people in the world – people that have had their heart broken and people that haven’t had their heart broken yet,” said Young. “‘Heartbreak Kid’ is a call to arms, a reminder that in a world where too many of us feel too detached too often, facing your feelings head on can make you feel more alive, even if it feels like the world is ending. It’s a song to keep you company on the busy freeway that connects loss to discovery.”

    The band will make their return to the U.S. this spring on a coast-to-coast tour with The Kooks.

     

  • January 10th, 2024

    Hangout Music Festival 2024 is May 17-19 on the beaches of Gulf Shores Alabama. The three-day festival will be headlined by Zach Bryan, Lana Del Rey, and ODESZA.

    Some of the Alternative artists playing Hangout include: Cage The Elephant, A Day To Remember, Koe Wetzel, All Time Low, David Kushner, Matt Maeson, and The Beaches.

    Presale begins Friday, January 12th at 11a (CT). Find more info HERE

  • January 10th, 2024

    The lineup for Boston Calling 2024 has been announced for May 24-26 at Harvard Athletic Complex. The annual three-day Boston festival will be headlined by Ed Sheeran on May 24th, Tyler Childers on May 25th, and The Killers on May 26th.

    Alternative artists playing Boston Calling 2024 include: Young the Giant, David Kushner, Cannons, The Beaches, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, d4vd, Hozier, The Revivalists, Lovejoy, Blondshell, and Royel Otis.

    Pre-sale starts Thursday, January 11th at 10a (EST). Find more info on Boston Calling 2024 HERE

  • January 9th, 2024

    Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival 2024 is set for June 13-16 in Manchester, TN. The four-day festival will be headlined by Pretty Lights, Post Malone, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fred Again..

    The lineup includes Cage The Elephant, Lovejoy, Interpol, Gary Clark Jr, Maggie Rogers, David Kushner, Grouplove, IDLES, Bakar, The Maine, The Beaches, and so many more.

    For the first time, Bonnaroo’s main stage will power up on Thursday night.

    Pre-sale begins Thursday, January 11th at 10a (CT). Find more details and the complete lineup HERE.

  • January 8th, 2024

    The BottleRock 2024 lineup has been announced for May 24-26 in Napa Valley. More than 75 artists are set to take the stage over the 3-day Memorial Day Weekend festival with Pearl Jam, Ed Sheran, Stevie Nicks, and Mana headlining.

    Alternative artists on the bill include: Queens Of The Stone Age, St. Vincent, The Offspring, Oliver Tree, Cold War Kids, Cannons, All Time Low, BoyWithUke, The Beaches, Jack Kays, Royel Otis, Colony House, and The Moss.

    Tickets on-sale beginning Tuesday, January 9th at 10a. Find all the BottleRock details HERE

  • December 14th, 2023

    The last album for Sum 41 will be a double album, Heaven :x: Hell, set for release on March 29th, 2024 via Rise/BMG Records. The 20 track collection will have 10 Heaven tracks of pop punk and 10 Hell tracks of heavy metal. The band has been straddling the line of pop-punk and metal for their entire career, and Heaven :x: Hell is a testament to their innovative sound since the band’s inception 27 years ago.

    On the new album, lead singer Deryck Whibley says, “Once I heard the music, I was confident enough to say, ‘This is the record I’d like to go out on.’ We’ve made a double album of pop punk and metal, and it makes sense. It took a long time for us to pave this lane for ourselves, but we did, and it’s unique to us.”

    The lead single off the Heaven side of the new album is “Landmines,” moving into the Top 10 on the Alternative chart.

    Alongside the album announcement, Sum 41 has released a new single and music video, “Rise Up”. It’s the first offering from the upcoming album’s metal-filled Hell side. “Writing ‘Rise Up,’ I felt the way I did when I first got signed,” said Whibley. “I felt the pressure and the need to create something great, but I felt so excited at the same time.” 

    Watch the video for “Rise Up” HERE.

  • December 6th, 2023

    beabadoobee has released a new live album, Live In LA, via Dirty Hit. It’s a live recording of 22 songs from her sold out headline show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The UK artist released her first live album, Live In London, in September. She released her debut album Fake It Flowers in 2020 and her sophomore album Beatopia was released in 2022.

    Live in LA tracklist:

    Talk

    Apple Cider

    10:36

    Together

    Charlie Brown

    Care

    She Plays Bass

    Last Day On Earth

    Pictures Of Us

    Animal Noises

    the perfect pair

    See you Soon

    Sunny day 

    Glue Song

    Don’t get the deal

    You Lie All The Time

    Back To Mars

    Cologne

    the way things go

    Coffee

    fairy song 

  • December 5th, 2023

    Taking Back Sunday has announced dates for their spring/summer 2024 North American headline tour in support of their latest release 152. The two-part run, featuring support from Citizen, is set to take place May 19th through August 17th with stops in Dallas, Portland, Cleveland, Orlando, Boston, New York, and more. 

    The band shares: “Man, just taking it all in. We’ve been on a whirlwind on finishing the record, getting everything ready to put it out, making all the plans. Now comes our other favorite part, getting to visit so many cities in North America and playing live. The set will be a good mixture of albums and the reception for 152 has been so positive that we can’t wait to get out there and play some of those songs for the first time in these cities and make magic all summer. Citizen also put out a great new record so we’re going to have a good time together. Can’t wait.”

    In addition to the headline tour, the band’s local New York and New Jersey fans will be treated to annual holiday spectacular on December 13th and 14th at Mulcahy’s and December 15th and 16th at Starland Ballroom. On Dec. 16th, Taking Back Sunday will also be holding their annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop and fundraiser at Starland Ballroom in support of Tamerlaine Sanctuary & Preserve in honor of the band’s longtime attorney Dave Stein.

    Find more info HERE.

  • December 1st, 2023

    L.A.’s Mike Shinoda drops his new EP, The Crimson Chapter today (12/1) via Warner. The new collection features 8 tracks, including new remixes of his latest solo single, “Already Over” and his previous single “In My Head (f/Kailee Morgue)” from the Scream VI Soundtrack.

    Shinoda said, “’Already Over’ came to me as I was sitting with my favorite guitar in my hands—the same guitar I used on songs from ‘What I’ve Done’ to ‘In My Head.’ There was a familiar DNA to the song that I think Linkin Park fans will recognize. For me, it creates a bridge from the past to a blurry but exciting future.” 

    He added, “This chapter takes some of my favorite things about releasing music – the songs, games, challenges, and visuals – and assembles them in a different way.”

    Find the latest Alternative Album release dates HERE.

  • December 1st, 2023

    In celebration of his favorite holiday, Koe Wetzel has released his new EP Koe Wetzel Presents… Wetzel’s Wonderland via Columbia. The genre-bending Texan puts his spin on three Christmas classics: “Please Come Home For Christmas,” “Blue Christmas,” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.”

    Earlier this week Koe shared a hilarious EP trailer, which he wrote and co-directed. The video clip finds Koe encountering Mr. Claus himself “once upon a time in a lonely Texas dive bar.” Watch it HERE

    As Koe was leaving the bar after his run-in with Santa, he was asked for a statement from the scene: “Christmas music is my favorite music to get drunk to. Also I love eggnog.”

  • November 28th, 2023

    Shinedown has released The Library Sessions inspired by their current crossover single “A Symptom Of Being Human.” In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, the special November 28th broadcast event is benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), an organization dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide that Shinedown has been supporting for over a decade. 

    The Library Sessions video features stripped-down, acoustic performances of “A Symptom Of Being Human” and Shinedown’s previous #1 rock single “GET UP” along with the band reading real fan stories that were submitted to the Symptom Library. Through their lyrics and sharing their own personal stories as well as providing a safe space for fans to express their life struggles, Shinedown continues to shine a light on mental health awareness two decades into their record-setting career, while also reminding us of the importance of human connection and that we are not alone in this world. 

    “For over a decade, we have had the honor of working with the AFSP,” shares Shinedown front man Brent Smith. “Mental health is not a term to be taken lightly under any circumstances. We are all a work in progress, and we will all be challenged in our lifetime. That being said, we know we live in a world that has countless obstacles that we must overcome on any given day, and at times it can feel overwhelming. Remember, life is a journey…When we got the chance to sit down together and read fan-submitted stories, it once again showed us the power of humanity and served as yet another reminder that we’re not alone. This was something to be celebrated.”

    Watch The Library Sessions HERE.

  • November 28th, 2023

    Yungblud has shared the official music video for his latest single,‘Happier’ (ft. Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon). Directed by Masaki Watanabe of Maxilla Japan, the music video features both Yungblud and Oli, and was shot in Tokyo during their sold-out co-headlining tour. Watch the high-energy, in-your-face video HERE.

    “Happier’ marks the second collaboration together following Bring Me The Horizon’s massive single “OBEY” in 2020. The pair have been touring Asia on their sold-out co-headlining tour this fall.

  • November 17th, 2023

    Nettwerk has announced the signing of Scottish duo SAINT PHNX and share the band’s new single “Something In The Water.” Check it out HERE.

    SAINT PHNX had this to say about their new single, “‘Something in the Water’ is a song about individuality. It’s about letting that inner person who you really are out for the world to see and not care what others think.”

    Formed in 2016, the Glasgow brothers, Stevie and Alan Jukes have hustled hard, performed countless gigs, and even touched down on U.S. soil to write in Las Vegas. The duo served up their single “KING” and eventually garnered over 19 million Spotify streams and counting. In between touring with Yungblud and opening for everyone from Lewis Capaldi to Imagine Dragons, they unveiled their independent full-length debut, DDMN, in 2020. 

    In the middle of SAINT PHNX’s international rise, their dad was diagnosed with the terminal lung condition, pulmonary fibrosis, so Stevie and Alan moved into a new house with him and turned the room above the garage into a studio.

  • November 17th, 2023

    L.A. 3-piece Bad Suns share a new collection of songs titled Infinite Joy via Epitaph. Infinite Joy is the band’s fifth album. It was produced by Ben Allen (Washed Out, Walk The Moon).

    “The songs on Infinite Joy reflect an oceanic scope of emotions which colored the last year of my life,” said lead singer Christo Bowman. “In October of 2022 I got clean after a decade spent battling with alcohol abuse. In the direct aftermath, it was like experiencing an entire ten years’ worth of growth, in a matter of months. Growth doesn’t occur independent of pain, sorrow, joy — very emotion imaginable. I had to go through all of it, and resist none of it. It’s a journey I will be on for the rest of my life.”

    In celebration of the new release, Sirius XM Alt Nation premiered the new focus track “Everything Is…” The song combines witty lyrics, jangly guitars and a bouncy rhythm to find joy in letting go.

    Last month Bad Suns released the upbeat single and music video for “The One I Used To Love.”

    Bad Suns will be playing an Infinite Joy release show tonight at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA.

    Infinite Joy Tracklisting

    1. Lunar Shadows
    2. The One I Used To Love
    3. Astral Plans
    4. Everything Is…
    5. Just To Feel Your Touch
    6. Living Or Dying
  • November 17th, 2023

    Following the release of two tracks “Within (Drumless Edition)” and “Motherboard (Drumless Edition),” Daft Punk has released a Random Access Memories (Drumless Edition) album via Columbia to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the GRAMMY-award winning Album Of The Year. The new edition strips away all drum and percussive elements from the album.  

    Daft Punk’s “Memory Tapes” content series continues most recently with episodes with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers. Directed by long-time Daft Punk collaborator Warren Fu, interviews for Memory Tapes were conducted at Henson Studios in Los Angeles and Gang Studios in Paris, where much of Random Access Memories was recorded. Each episode includes a new interview as well as archival footage and never before seen studio footage of Daft Punk as they crafted what became their final album.

  • November 16th, 2023

    Bleachers announce their upcoming self-titled fourth album, will drop on March 8th via Dirty Hit. The lead single “Modern Girl” is inside the Top 15 on the Alternative chart. Jack Antonoff has also shared another new track, “Alma Mater” featuring backing vocals from Lana Del Rey.

    The press release says, “Antonoff’s distinctly New Jersey take on the bizarre sensory contradictions of modern life, on his position in culture, and on the things he cares about.” It’s also perfect music for “driving on the highway to, for crying to, and for dancing to at weddings.”

    The collection will include vinyl options with different bonus tracks and 4 part special edition covers now available for pre order. plus bundles with cds, cassettes, + signed postcards.

    Bleachers will play UK tour dates in March following the album release.

  • November 15th, 2023

    The lineup for When We Were Young Festival 2024 has been announced for October 19th at Las Vegas Festival Grounds and there’s a new twist, each band will be performing one of their albums. 

    On the bill will be My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, A Day To Remember, Dashboard Confessional, Pierce The Veil, The Used, Simple Plan, Coheed And Cambria, All-American Rejects, Underoath, Bayside, New Found Glory, and more.

    Pre-sale starts Friday, November 17th at 10a. Find more info at whenwewereyoungfestival.com.

  • November 15th, 2023

    After a 26 year touring hiatus, L.A.’s Porno For Pyros will embark on their farewell tour in 2024. Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins, and Peter DiStefano kick off their 16-city tour Porno For Pyros – Horns, Thorns En Halos Farewell, produced by Live Nation, on February 13th at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA.

    Farrell said, “Now we’re here, and that same heart, that same desire to make music together, has returned. Getting together with these guys has been some of the most fun, the happiest times in my life.”

    It’s been 30 years since their self-titled debut album. Porno For Pyros will also share a new single “Agua” tomorrow (11/16). Originally inspired by the band members’ close encounters with dolphins on their globe-trotting surfing trips of the ‘90s, “Agua” reflects their contemporary environmental concerns. The single is part of a forthcoming self-released EP set to drop in 2024 ahead of the band’s touring run.

    Last year saw the reunion of the original members (Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins, Peter DiStefano, and Martyn LeNoble) for a hometown show at The Belasco. Porno For Pyros performed at Rockville and Lollapalooza festivals in 2023.

    Tickets will be available for presale at 12p local time today, with the general on-sale taking place on Friday, November 17th at 10a local time at LiveNation.com.

    PORNO FOR PYROS – HORNS, THORNS EN HALOS FAREWELL TOUR DATES:

    Tue Feb 13 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory Orange County

    Thu Feb 15 – San Diego, CA – Observatory San Diego

    Sat Feb 17 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater

    Sun Feb 18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco

    Wed Feb 21 – Aspen, CO * – Belly Up Aspen*

    Thu Feb 22 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

    Sat Feb 24 –- Omaha, NE – Astro Theatre*

    Mon Feb 26 – Chicago, IL – Salt Shed*

    Tue Feb 27 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit

    Thu Feb 29 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY

    Sat Mar 02 – Philadelphia, PA – Parx Casino*

    Sun Mar 03 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring

    Tue Mar 05 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway

    Thu Mar 07 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre

    Fri Mar 08 – New York, NY – Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom

    Sun Mar 10 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater

    *Not a Live Nation Date

  • November 14th, 2023

    Laura Jane Grace announces her new album, Hole In My Head, will drop February 16th via Polyvinyl. The announcement came alongside the release of title track and music video directed by actor/photographer Gilbert Trejo (Machete, From a Son). Watch “Hole In My Head” video HERE.

    The upcoming 11-song collection was recorded at Native Sound in St. Louis with David Beeman and mixed by Matt Allison (The Lawrence Arms, Rise Against). Laura plays guitar and drums with Drive-By Truckers bassist Matt Patton part on over half the album.

    Grace is the former lead singer and guitarist of political punk band Against Me! She has previously released two solo records and will head out on a U.S. headline tour set for March 2024 backed by a full band featuring Matt Patton (Drive-By Truckers) & Mikey Erg, with support from Thelma and the Sleaze and Dikembe.

  • November 13th, 2023

    On Friday, November 10th, Maneskin released RUSH! (ARE U COMING?) via Arista. It’s a new edition of their album RUSH! originally released in January and reverses the provocative original cover art. The newest collection includes 5 new Maneskin songs, including the band’s current Top 5 Alternative single single “Honey (Are U Coming?).”

    The new album has 22-songs and also includes the long-awaited release of “Trastevere” that was first performed live at the band’s Circo Massimo show in Rome where it became an instant fan-favorite on tour. The song is named after the neighborhood they grew up in in Rome, it’s one of the rawest and most personal songs the band have ever written. The other three new songs are: “Off My Face,” “The Driver,” and “Valentine” and the announcement arrived with an accompanying video for the rock ballad. Watch the video for “Valentine” HERE.

    The deluxe version of RUSH! (Are U Coming?) includes the “LOUD KIDS JOURNAL,” an exclusive photo book with 152 pages with photos and memories collected from fans during the last tour.

  • November 10th, 2023

    Yes, AJR has dropped their fifth album, The Maybe Man, via their own AJR Productions/Mercury/Republic Records. Last night, the band appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for their first-ever late night couch conversation. You can watch AJR’s interview HERE and their performance of “Yes I’m A Mess” on the show HERE. The band also performed this morning on Live With Kelly And Mark.

    The new collection features 12 tracks, including five previously released tracks, including “Yes I’m A Mess,”, which was just released and has already amassed 15M global streams, “The Dumb Song,” which has over 20M global streams and over 1M views on YouTube, “The DJ Is Crying For Help,” which has nearly 20M global streams and 4.5M views on YouTube, and “I Won’t,” which they premiered on Jimmy Fallon and has amassed over 52M global streams and nearly 7M views on Youtube. The album also includes “God Is Really Real,” which is written about their father, Gary Metzger, who tragically passed away earlier this year. The heartfelt song resonated in the hearts of listeners worldwide who had grown to love Gary as an unofficial fourth member of the band. 

     “In your mid-to-late twenties, you start to think about your life. There’s endless potential, but it’s also scary because you don’t know who you’re going to be. This album examines that personal existential crisis and the prevalent question of, ‘Who am I?’” AJR share. “We’ve experienced a lot this past year and decided to write about all the serious issues you face as you get older in the most AJR-way we could.”

    In celebration of the album, AJR announced a massive 43-city Maybe Man Tour set for next spring. The band’s first arena tour, promoted by Live Nation, will kick off on April 2nd in Norfolk and will conclude on August 2nd in Washington, D.C. Presale happens Monday, November 13th at 10a (ET) through Thursday, November 16th at 10p local time. The general on-sale will begin on Friday, November 17th at 9a local time at ajrbrothers.com.

    $1 for every ticket sold will go towards Planet Reimagined, a non-profit organization co-founded by AJR’s Adam Met.

     The Maybe Man Tour Dates:

     Tue-Apr-02-24  – Norfolk, VA – Scope Arena

     Wed-Apr-03-24 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

     Thu-Apr-04-24 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

     Sat-Apr-06-24 – Hartford, CT – XL Center

     Sun-Apr-07-24 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena

     Tue-Apr-09-24 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena

     Wed-Apr-10-24 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center

     Fri-Apr-12-24 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse

     Sat-Apr-13-24 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center

     Sun-Apr-14-24 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

     Tue-Apr-16-24 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena

     Wed-Apr-17-24 – Minneapolis, MN – Xcel Energy Center

     Fri-Apr-19-24 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center

     Tue-Apr-23-24 – Boise, ID – Idaho Central Arena

     Wed-Apr-24-24 – Portland, OR – MODA Center

     Fri-Apr-26-24 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena

     Mon-Apr-29-24 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center

     Wed-May-01-24 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena

     Sat-May-04-24 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center

     Tue-May-07-24 – Austin, TX – Moody Center

     Thu-May-09-24 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena

     Fri-May-10-24 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center

     Sun-May-12-24 – Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

     Tue-Jun-25-24 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena  

     Thu-Jun-27-24 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

     Fri-Jun-28-24 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena

     Sat-Jun-29-24 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena

     Sun-Jun-30-24 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

     Sun-Jul-04-24 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater (Summerfest)

     Sat-Jul-06-24 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center

     Tue-Jul-09-24 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center

     Wed-Jul-10-24 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

     Fri-Jul-12-24 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center

     Sun-Jul-14-24 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum

     Tue-Jul-16-24- Salt Lake City, UT – Delta Center

     Thu-Jul-18-24 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena

     Sun-Jul-21-24 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center

     Tue-Jul-23-24- Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center

     Thu-Jul-25-24 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

     Fri-Jul-26-24 – New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden

     Tue-Jul-30-24 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena

     Wed-Jul-31-24 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

     Fri-Aug-02-24 – Washington DC – Capitol One Arena

     

  • November 9th, 2023

    Jared Leto, frontman of Thirty Seconds To Mars, completed the historic climb of the Empire State Building in New York City on November 9th. Having always been fascinated with the incredible landmark since he was a child, he said, “The building is a testament of all the things that can be done in the world if we put our minds to it, which is largely the inspiration behind our most recent album, It’s The End Of The World But It’s A Beautiful Day.” Watch the climb HERE.

    (Photo Credit: Renan Ozturk)

    The tour kicks off in Latin America with festival performances at Lollapalooza Chile, Argentina and Brazil along with Estéreo Picnic in Colombia and Tecate Pa’l Norte Festival in Mexico. The U.S. tour will begin in July 2024 with AFI along with support from Poppy and KennyHoopla with 24 shows in arenas and amphitheaters. Tickets will be available starting with a Thirty Seconds to Mars pre-sale beginning on Friday, November 10th at 10a local time ahead of the general on-sale beginning on Friday, November 17th at 10a local time at Thirtysecondstomars.com.

    Below are the North America tour dates:

    Fri Jul 26 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre 

    Sat Jul 27 – Ridgefield, WA RV – Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater 

    Tue Jul 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre 

    Wed Jul 31 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre 

    Fri Aug 02 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater 

    Sat Aug 03 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater 

    Tue Aug 06 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre 

    Wed Aug 07 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center 

    Fri Aug 09 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center 

    Sat Aug 10 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 

    Mon Aug 12 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

    Wed Aug 14 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion 

    Thu Aug 15 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion 

    Sat Aug 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center 

    Sun Aug 18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center 

    Tue Aug 20 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion 

    Wed Aug 21 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre 

    Fri Aug 23 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre 

    Sat Aug 24 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 

    Tue Aug 27 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion 

    Thu Aug 29 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 

    Fri Aug 30 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater 

    Sun Sep 01 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre 

    Wed Sep 04 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

  • November 7th, 2023

    The Killers announce a celebratory “best of’ album, Rebel Diamonds, will drop on December 8th via Island Records. The two-decade career spanning collection of 20 songs from the past 20 years includes the band’s biggest hits: “Mr. Brightside,” “When You We’re Young,” “All These Things That I’ve Done,” “Human,” and “Read My Mind.” 

    The album features at least one song from each of the band’s seven studio albums. From the groundbreaking debut Hot Fuss, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2024, to the band’s latest full length, 2021’s Pressure Machine, Rebel Diamonds showcases the group’s versatility and staying power across the ever-changing alternative music landscape. It’s a collection of songs that embody who The Killers are as a band, in addition to including some favorites of theirs that have resonated over the years such as tracks like “Be Still,” from 2012’s album Battle Born or “Dying Breed” from 2020’s album Imploding The Mirage and “A Dustland Fairytale” from 2008’s Day & Age, which the band recently re-recorded and performed with Bruce Springsteen.    

    The final two tracks are the current single “Your Side of Town” and another new song “Spirit.”  

    “See it’s been said that what’s remembered lives,” reflects lead singer Brandon Flowers in the preview video for the record HERE, “and we’ve racked up stadiums full of memories the past twenty years, enough to fill lifetimes. Twenty songs for twenty years – Rebel Diamonds.”

    Rebel Diamonds tracklisting:

    1. Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
    2. Mr. Brightside
    3. All These Things That I’ve Done
    4. Somebody Told Me
    5. When You Were Young
    6. Read My Mind
    7. Human
    8. Spaceman
    9. A Dustland Fairytale
    10. Runaways
    11. Be Still
    12. The Man
    13. Caution
    14. My Own Soul’s Warning
    15. Dying Breed
    16. Pressure Machine
    17. Quiet Town
    18. boy
    19. Your Side of Town
    20. Spirit
  • November 7th, 2023

    The trio G. Love & Special Sauce emerged out of Philadelphia in 1994 with their cultivation of “hip-hop blues.” In 2024, they will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their self-titled album with an expansive national tour and re-release of the record. The album includes the singles “Baby’s Got Sauce” and “Cold Beverage.”

    Born Garrett Dutton, G. Love grew up equally enthralled with folk, blues, and rap, devouring everything from Lead Belly and Run D.M.C. to John Hammond and the Beastie Boys. After migrating to Boston, he and his band, Special Sauce, broke out in 1994 with their Gold-selling self-titled debut. Over the last 30 years, G. Love has released seven studio albums with Special Sauce (plus four solo albums on his own).

    The 2024 G. Love & Special Sauce tour begins January 11th in St. Louis and ends March 16th in Boulder. Find all the tour dates HERE

  • November 6th, 2023

    Hot off their reunion shows in Las Vegas last month, Orange County, CA’s Something Corporate has announced two hometown headline New Year’s Eve shows for Saturday, December 30th and Sunday, December 31st at City National Grove of Anaheim. 

    The year-end hometown shows as the five original members of Something Corporate – Andrew McMahon (vocals, piano), Josh Partington (guitar), Kevin “Clutch” Page (bass), Brian Ireland (drums), and William Tell (guitar) – recently performed their first headlining show together in 20 years at a sold-out House of Blues Las Vegas, which was also livestreamed via Veeps. They also played last month at the When We Were Young festival. At the reunion shows, McMahon debuted a one-of-a-kind upright piano fully wrapped in Christie MicroTiles LED displaying images and lyrics from throughout the band’s catalog, which will be front and center on New Year’s Eve. 

    “Two Nights With Something Corporate” shows will be available exclusively through Ticketmaster’s Ticket Request Program with pre-sale access open through November 13th at 12p (PT).

  • November 6th, 2023

    Matisyahu announces his forthcoming Hold The Fire EP will drop on February 2nd via his own label Fallen Sparks Records. He also shared a new single “Fireproof.”

    “This song is about a dream I had about holding the fire,” shares Matisyahu. “The burning bush in the Torah is how God speaks to Moshe at first. Through a bush on fire that doesn’t consume itself. It became a metaphor for me as an artist and as a Jew. Moshe, the leader of the Jewish Nation, comes from the aspect of water spiritually. Literally, he was drawn from the river by Pharoh’s daughter after the mandate to kill the Jewish male babies. In my dream, I was being burned by fire from a tiger’s eyes but when I looked down at my hand, it was made of water. This aspect of balancing humility with the inner fire is what allows for the continuation of a people. Jews have been slaughtered and kicked around this world since the beginning of time and we have managed to not only survive but thrive, even though every two generations they try and exterminate or cut us down. We come from this ancient place of Fire and Water where we learn to dance through the violence and pave the road for the rest of humanity. Come dance with me. Hold the fire.”

    Matisyahu has released seven studio albums. His 2006 album, Youth, featured the breakthrough single “King Without A Crown.”

  • November 3rd, 2023

    The Struts have released their long-awaited Big Machine Label Group debut album today (11/3). Pretty Vicious is the fourth album for the Derby, England 4-piece.

    Lead singer Luke Spiller had this to say about the new 11 track album. “This record showcases each individual member’s strengths. It’s some of my favorite music, hands down, we’ve ever conjured up. It’s the record everyone’s been waiting for.”

    After nearly a decade of releasing music and touring at a breakneck pace, The Struts were finally able to take their time and perfect their sound with Pretty Vicious, co-producing each track with Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell, Cheap Trick, Fleetwood Mac) and working with Big Machine Label Group chairman and CEO Scott Borchetta ignited a newfound energy for the band.

    “Scott was like, ‘The bottom line is, I just want this band to fucking rock’,” Spiller says. “And that’s what we achieved.” 

    He adds, “We’ve never taken a left turn at a chorus, and we’ve always fought for really big hooks. But we’ve never been able to quite capture one of the best aspects of this group, and that’s how we sound live. Getting the chance to work up demos in an environment where we can take our time and play as a unit definitely resulted in the four of us feeling and sounding as close as we do on stage. We like big songs, and it’s an absolutely epic-sounding album.”

    The title track from the album, “Pretty Vicious” is the new single from the collection. It opens with Spiller crooning, “When you talk and everybody listens / and you walk and everybody whispers,” in a smoky, sultry tone. “Those lyrics were very instinctual,” he explains. “They aren’t super clever, but they felt right. It’s more about the vocal delivery. That’s what makes it dark and sexy. It’s not overthought. It felt great from the moment we started to write it.” 

    The original demo of the song went viral on TikTok after the band shared it online, going back into the studio to perfect it for the album release. “For me, it’s the best song on the album,” he admits. “It’s something we’ve never done before, and it has this undeniable mood to it. I still go back and listen to it purely for pleasure.”

    The Struts  … Remember The Name Tour begins November 6th in Louisville and ends December 10th in Los Angeles. Find the tour dates HERE

  • November 2nd, 2023

    Green Day have officially shared details on their massive 2024 global stadium tour with support from The Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid, and The Linda Lindas in North America and Nothing But Thieves, The Hives, Donots, The Interrupters and Maid of Ace in the UK/EU. The Saviors Tour kicks off with the European run on May 30th in Monte De Gozo, Spain and travels through France, Germany and Italy, before reaching the UK, including a London show at the legendary Wembley Stadium on June 29th. The North American run, produced by Live Nation, begins July 29th in Washington at Nationals Park and wraps up in San Diego, CA at Petco Park on September 28th.

    Green Day shared, “We’ve never been more excited to unleash new music than with Saviors, a record that’s meant to be rocked live, together. So let’s thrash. We’ve got some amazing friends who are coming along for the ride!”

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of Green Day’s 1994 Dookie, and the 20th anniversary of 2004’s American Idiot. Each a cultural phenomenon in its own right, these albums have remained at the forefront of punk culture since their release. Green Day began dropping hints about their 14th studio album, Saviors (out January 19th), at a surprise show at Las Vegas’ Fremont Country Club, surrounded by a crowd of 800 die-hard fans. During their Las Vegas takeover, which also included headline performances at When We Were Young festival, the band debuted two new tracks: the lead single “The American Dream Is Killing Me” and the brand new “Look Ma, No Brains!,” out today. Watch the video HERE.

    Tickets will be available starting with a Citi presale beginning on Tuesday, November 7th ahead of the general onsale beginning on Friday, November 10th at 10a local time at greenday.com.

    The Saviors North American Tour Dates:

     (support from The Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid, and The Linda Lindas):

    Mon Jul 29 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park 

    Thu Aug 01 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre 

    Sat Aug 03 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 

    Mon Aug 05 – New York, NY – Citi Field

    Wed Aug 07 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park

    Fri Aug 09 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park

    Sat Aug 10 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium 

    Tue Aug 13 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field 

    Thu Aug 15 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre !

    Sat Aug 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field 

    Tue Aug 20 – Kansas City, KS – Azura Amphitheatre !

    Thu Aug 22 – Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark 

    Sat Aug 24 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field 

    Mon Aug 26 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion !

    Wed Aug 28 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park

    Fri Aug 30 – Nashville, TN – Geodis Park 

    Sun Sep 01 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park

    Wed Sep 04 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park

    Sat Sep 07 – Denver, CO – Coors Field

    Tue Sep 10 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater !

    Wed Sep 11 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field   

    Sat Sep 14 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium 

    Wed Sep 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field

    Fri Sep 20 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park 

    Mon Sep 23 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park

    Wed Sep 25 – Portland, OR – Providence Park

    Sat Sep 28 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park

    ! Support from Rancid and The Linda Lindas only

  • November 1st, 2023

    The Last Dinner Party announce their debut album, Prelude To Ecstasy, will be released on February 2nd via Island Records. It was produced by James Ford in London, and will feature the band’s breakthrough single, “Nothing Matters,” which is heading Top 20 on the Alternative chart.

    To coincide with the album’s announcement, the all-female quintet also shared another new track, “On Your Side.” It’s the fourth new offering from the forthcoming album following “Sinner” and “My Lady Of Mercy.”

    About the album, The Last Dinner Party had this to say, “Ecstasy is a pendulum which swings between the extremes of human emotion, from the ecstasy of passion to the sublimity of pain, and it is this concept which binds our album together. This is an archeology of ourselves; you can exhume our collective and individual experiences and influences from within its fabric. We exorcised guitars for their solos, laid bare confessions directly from diary pages, and summoned an orchestra to bring our vision to life.“It is our greatest honour and pride to present this offering to the world, it is everything we are.”

    The UK band is currently on a sold-out tour of the U.S. tour dates. The upcoming tour dates include November 2nd in New York at Bowery Ballroom, November 4th in Philadelphia at Johnny Brenda’s, November 6th in Los Angeles at El Rey Theatre, and November 9th in Chicago at Bottom Lounge.

  • October 31st, 2023

    MGMT announce their fifth studio album, Loss Of Life, will be released on February 23rd via Mom+Pop Music, the band’s new home following a long tenure with Columbia Records. It’s the followup to 2018’s Little Dark Age. The duo of Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser produced the 10-track Loss Of Life with Patrick Wimberly (Beyoncé, Lil Yachty). Longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Spoon) mixed the album as he has done on the group’s past four full-lengths.

    The lead single “Mother Nature” arrived on Halloween with the album announcement.  According to the band, the song “outlines the archetypical MGMT mythology of one hero attempting to get the other hero to come on the journey that they ‘must’ go on. One part sounds like Oasis.” 

    The animated video for “Mother Nature” was directed by another MGMT longtime collaborator, Jordan Fish, who has worked with the group since Oracular Spectacular. In the clip, two animal friends named Dog and Turtle team up to take down an evil pet collector. “I hope the story makes people happy and feel connected to family, friends and the animal kingdom as well,” says Fish. The themes of Loss Of Life will be further explored through future videos made by a remarkable roster of writers, producers and directors.

    Watch the “Mother Nature” video HERE.

    “All joking aside (never!), we are very proud of this album and the fact that it was a relatively painless birth after a lengthy gestation period, and are happy to be releasing this baby into the world with Mom+Pop,” MGMT says. “Musically speaking, we are running at around 20% adult contemporary and no more than this, please.”

  • October 30th, 2023

    Duran Duran has released a real treat for Halloween. The UK new wave quartet dropped their 16th album, Danse Macabre, via Tape Modern/BMG last Friday (10/26). The 13 tracks include newly reimagined versions of their own spooky classics along with covers of Billie Eilish’s “Bury A Friend,” Talking Heads “Psycho Killer,” The Rolling Stones “Paint It Black,” Rick James “Super Lonely Freak,” Siouxsie And the Banshees “Spellbound,” Cerrone “Supernature,” and The Specials “Ghost Town.” Victoria De Angelis of Maneskin appears on the album’s focus track, a cover of Talking Heads “Psycho Killer.” 

    Duran Duran bassist John Taylor said, “The first time I met Vic, I asked her who her bass inspirations were. “Right away,” she said, ‘Tina Weymouth!’ I said, ‘Me too.’ When the idea of covering ‘Psycho Killer’ came up, I thought, ‘I’m going to call Vic.’ She loved the idea, naturally!”

     Victoria De Angelis adds, “I got a call from John…saying he was working on a cover of Psycho Killer, and he wanted to ask me first about playing on it. It was insane being asked by one of the greatest bass players ever to play one of my favorite songs with Duran Duran. Absolutely insane. I’m so grateful and honored, it was so much fun recording together with John and he was so sweet to me and encouraged me to express myself and play it my own way. I’ll always remember that day.”

     Check out “Psycho Killer (f./Victoria De Angelis)” HERE.

  • October 26th, 2023

    In celebration of their new album READY TO EAT, L.A. trio Beauty School Dropout are giving back to the community on their current U.S. headline tour. For every radio, press, + DSP attendee, the band will donate a meal to local food banks in each tour market. 

    If you’d like to attend the show and help a good cause, you can be added to the list by sending an email to music@goldnretrieverent.com. Once at the show, send a picture of the band on stage to the same email and a meal will be donated in your name. 

    Fans will be encouraged to donate digitally at each show via QR code, which will be posted at various points throughout the show, and all donations will go directly to the food pantry partner.

    “READY TO EAT is the culmination of our high highs, low lows and everything in between,” says the band. “The album is a sonic spiral through our personal struggles with addiction, relationships and love (or lack thereof). The album is meant to be a reflection of our growth and our intentions to overcome every obstacle that life throws our way. From the last album to this one we have traveled the world, performed in places we never felt possible, gained fans all over but still have to deal with the trials and tribulations that are being a band putting 500% into our career. As much as it looks from the outside that our lives are skyrocketing, we are still dealing with the same issues we have been for years, only amplified. This album is our purge to our fans and an expansion and growth from where we started and a glimpse into where we are going.”

    Beauty School Dropout was signed by A&R Mark Hoppus under the new label Verswire with Pete Wentz and Sherry Saeedi. Hoppus said, “I’m always impressed by how hard these guys work, their talent and uncompromising creativity, and their dedication to their fans.”

    Below are the upcoming Beauty School Dropout tour dates:

    OCT 30 – WASHINGTON DC – DC9

    OCT 31 – PHILADELPHIA PA – KUNG FU NECKTIE  

    NOV 2 – NEW YORK NY – GRAMERCY

    NOV 4 – ASBURY PARK NJ – WONDER BAR

    NOV 5 – CAMBRIDGE MA – SONIA

    NOV 7 – PITTSBURGH PA – THUNDERBIRD CAFE & MUSIC HALL

    NOV 9 – COLUMBUS OH – A&R BAR

    NOV 10 – CLEVELAND OH – GROG SHOP

    NOV 12 – NASHVILLE TN – THE END

    NOV 15 – CHICAGO IL – SUBTERRANEAN

    NOV 17 – KANSAS CITY MO – THE RINO

    NOV 19 – DEVER CO – GLOBE HALL

    NOV 21 – SALT LAKE CITY UT – KILBY COURT

    DEC 1 – SAN DIEGO CA – HOUSE OF BLUES VOODOO ROOM

    DEC 2 – LOS ANGELES CA – TERAGRAM BALLROOM

    DEC 5 – PORTLAND OR – HOLOCENE

    DEC 6 – SEATTLE WA – CHOP SUEY

    DEC 9 – SAN FRANCISCO CA – BRICK & MORTAR

  • October 26th, 2023

    After 16 years as guitarist for The Smashing Pumpkins, Jeff Schroeder has announced he is leaving the band to explore a different path.

    Schroeder issued the following statement on social media:

    “It’s easy to say now that when I joined The Smashing Pumpkins in 2007 I had no idea what I was getting into. The opportunity seemed to have come out of nowhere. I was at UCLA working on my doctorate in comparative literature when a close friend messaged me and said The Smashing Pumpkins were looking for a guitar player. Being a huge fan of the band, the audition was something I threw myself into. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. The amount of incredible memories created over the last 16 years with the band are almost too numerous to quantify. Although it was a very difficult decision to make, I’ve decided to leave the band to make some space to explore a slightly different path. I want to thank Billy, Jimmy, James, and Jack for being both wonderful bandmates and even better friends. I will absolutely miss sharing the stage with you. I wish the band all the success in the future. I will be watching and listening.”

  • October 24th, 2023

    Canadian artist TALK announces a North American headlining tour in 2024 to support his debut album, Lord of the Flies & Birds & Bees, which released last Friday (10/20) via Capitol Records. TALK performed his first of three shows opening for country queen Shania Twain earlier this week in Toronto.

    “The concept for ‘Lord of the Flies & Birds & Bees’ was dreamed up by my executive producer Justin Tranter and I,” TALK explains. “I think what we created was almost exactly what was originally envisioned—an album that was made with love and heart, that I hope will put a smile on people’s faces or be a warm hug to those who need one.”

    While the album navigates a flood of emotions—both good and bad—it ultimately sees hope prevail. “Thematically the album is about love and friendship being able to survive anything. It’s never too late to lift someone up,” TALK adds. Filled with big dramatics and blistering guitar solos, the 10-track set never lets up, from upbeat opener “Fall For You” to the acoustic slow-burner “A Little Bit Happy” to the fiery call-to-arms “Wastleland.” By album closer “Set On Me,” TALK is ready to soar—“I won’t let the sun set on me,” he declares in his booming howl—and it’s hard not to be pulled into his rays. 

    The new album features TALK’s breakout single “Run Away To Mars.”   

    Next year’s headline tour will kick it off on February 9th in Detroit before hitting most major markets around the U.S., including Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, and ending in Boston on March 10th.  The artist presale launches at 10a on October 24th with general ticket sales opening at 10a on October 26th. Find all the tour dates HERE

  • October 24th, 2023

    beabadoobee has collaborated with jazz singer Laufey to release a new single “A Night To Remember.” “I’ve been writing with a lot of different rhythms recently, also with strings and nods to more classical sounds,” shares beabadoobee on the song. “Laufey is a great fit for this sound and we had started hanging out in London, so we got in the studio together to work on music and try ideas with my producer Jacob. We also hung in NY on my tour and started becoming closer friends. We wrote ‘A Night To Remember’ and decided we wanted to write something that sounds grand but a bit more sexy lyrically and have fun with that theme.”

    “Bea has been one of my favorite musicians for a while so getting to write and sing with her was a dream come true,” continues Laufey. “We both agreed that we wanted to write something a bit sexier for this project and ‘A Night To Remember’ was born. There are so many songs about being rejected as a woman and this song is about being on the other side of the coin – having one great night then walking away. Reclaiming the narrative! We recorded it in London with Jacob, Bea’s producer and added some finishing touches in LA with my producer Spencer Stewart. This song is a true marriage of my and Bea’s sonic worlds and I can’t wait for the world to dive into the cinematic sound this song offers.”

    Check out the lyric video HERE.

  • October 23rd, 2023

    On the heels of playing at When We Were Young Festival, blink-182 reveals a massive summer 2024 tour with a stadium and arena tour through North America. Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker will hit some of the biggest venues nationwide next year, debuting their new album One More Time … for the first time in the U.S. and Canada.

    Produced by Live Nation, the 30-city trek includes stadium performances at Petco Park in the band’s hometown of San Diego, SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, Citi Field in New York, Fenway Park in Boston, and Rogers Centre in Toronto, along with 25 arena performances with Pierce The Veil opening.

    BLINK-182 2024 NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES:

    Jun 20 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center

    Jun 21 – Miami, FL – Kaseya Center

    Jun 24 – San Antonio, TX – Frost Bank Center

    Jun 25 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

    Jun 27 — Denver, CO — Ball Arena

    Jun 30 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park

    July 02 – Glendale, AZ – Desert Diamond Arena

    July 03 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena

    July 06 — Los Angeles, CA — SoFi Stadium

    July 08– Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center

    July 09 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center

    Jul 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Delta Center

    Jul 13 – Portland, OR – Moda Center

    Jul 14 – Quincy, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre

    Jul 21 – Flushing, NY – Citi Field

    July 23 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park

    July 24 — Hartford, CT — The XFINITY Theatre

    Jul 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

    Jul 27 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena

    Jul 29 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena

    Jul 30 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena

    Aug 01 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena

    Aug 02 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse

    Aug 06 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center

    Aug 07 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum

    Aug 09 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center

    Aug 10 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center

    Aug 12 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

    Aug 13 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center

    Aug 15 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre+

    +With Support from Alexisonfire and Pierce The Veil

  • October 20th, 2023

    Australian band Vacations announces their new album, No Place Like Home, will be released on January 12th. The upcoming record follows an intense period of transformation for the lead singer Campbell Burns, who was diagnosed with Pure OCD (or “Pure O”), a subtype of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder marked by intrusive, unwanted, and uncontrollable thoughts. His experiences learning to live with this while touring the world informed the record, which also engages in nuanced discussions around personal growth and sexuality. 

    Burns said, “I found it extremely difficult to write anything for years. I didn’t know what Vacations’ voice was anymore, or even my own in a day-to-day sense. I had to find a way to fall back in love with music and so much else in my life, or I knew I would simply cease to exist.”

     The album was produced by Campbell Burns and John Velasquez (Zella Day, Broods). “I had this loose concept of No Place Like Home being an Americana-influenced album,” Campbell says of the album’s sonic inspirations. “I wanted to incorporate more pianos, acoustic guitars, Nashville tuning, and country-inspired lap steel, but then also bringing in drum machines and synths and finding a mix between the two.” 

    The lead single “Next Exit” has over nine million streams and is chart bound at Alternative. Vacations is currently in the middle of a Tourzilla with Last Dinosaurs.

  • October 20th, 2023

    blink-182 released their highly-anticipated ninth album, ONE MORE TIME… via Columbia on October 20th. It marks the first album to feature the group’s lineup of Mark Hoppus [bass, vocals], Tom DeLonge [guitar, vocals], and Travis Barker [drums] since 2011. The title track lead single moved to #1 on the Alternative chart earlier this week and the band is set to headline When We Were Young Festival this weekend.

    The trio recorded ONE MORE TIME… across 2022 and 2023 in the midst of their reunion tour, which sold out arenas, amphitheaters, and stadiums across the world. The album, produced by Travis Barker, features 17 new songs that capture the band layering in themes of tragedy, triumph, and most importantly, brotherhood.

    The brand-new album is available both digitally and physically on CD, standard black vinyl, and multiple limited edition physical vinyl variants including a new translucent blue and black swirl colored D2C exclusive LP. Additional offerings on vinyl include the coke bottle clear colored indie exclusive LP and opaque white colored Amazon exclusive LP.

    ONE MORE TIME… Tracklist

    ANTHEM PART 3

    DANCE WITH ME

    FELL IN LOVE

    TERRIFIED

    ONE MORE TIME

    MORE THAN YOU KNOW

    TURN THIS OFF!

    WHEN WE WERE YOUNG

    EDGING

    YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT

    BLINK WAVE

    BAD NEWS

    HURT (INTERLUDE)

    TURPENTINE

    FUCK FACE

    OTHER SIDE

    CHILDHOOD

  • October 19th, 2023

    Teenage UK three-piece HotWax release their second EP Invite me, kindly via Marathon Artists this week. Mixed by Alan Moulder (Foo Fighters, Wet Leg, Arctic Monkeys), Invite me, kindly encapsulates the three-piece’s ability to harness the firepower of grunge pioneers, matched with great songwriting and musicianship. The band has released three singles “High Tea,” “Phone Machine,” and “Drop” from their newest collection.

    “Writing this EP felt really good, it all came together really quickly and the majority of the songs just fell into place.” explains singer Tallulah Sim-Savage. “I felt I had lots of phrases saved up in my head that I couldn’t wait to put into my lyrics. The EP looks at themes of acceptance to people who have hurt you before, letting your doubts leave you and feeling free. Playing these songs live this summer has been so refreshing, I still feel so passionately about a lot of the lyrics, which makes it feel very therapeutic to perform. Working with Alan Moulder on recording the EP was amazing, he was so open to our ideas and really helped our vision come to life.”

    Barely out of school, Tallulah Sim-Savage (vocals and guitar), Lola Sam (bass) and Alfie Sayers (drums) completed a stacked summer of festivals and tours having played riotous shows at Mad Cool, All Points East and Reading & Leeds. 

    The current HotWax single at Alternative Radio is “Rip It Out.” It’s from the band’s debut EP, A Thousand Times, released in May. 

    In addition to joining Royal Blood on the west coast leg of their North American tour, HotWax have headlining dates in New York at Mercury Lounge and Los Angeles at Zebulon. They are also slated to play SXSW in Austin in 2024.

    HotWax North American Tour Dates Supporting Royal Blood:

    Nov. 9, Los Angeles CA, The Wiltern

    Nov. 10, Oakland CA, Fox Theatre

    Nov. 11, Santa Cruz CA, The Catalyst

    Nov. 13, Seattle WA, Paramount Theatre

    Nov. 14, Vancouver BC, Queen Elizabeth Theatre

    Nov. 15, Portland OR, Crystal Ballroom

    Nov. 17, Salt Lake City UT, Union Event Centre

    Nov. 18, Englewood CO, Gothic Theatre

    Nov. 20, Tulsa OK, Cain’s Ballroom

    Nov. 21, Dallas TX, South Side Ballroom 

    Nov. 22, Austin TX, Acl Live At Moody Theatre

    Nov. 25, Albuquerque NM, Sunshine Theatre

    Nov. 26, Phoenix AZ, The Van Buren

    Nov. 27, San Diego CA, The Sound

    HotWax Headline Dates:

    Nov. 28, Los Angeles CA, Zebulon

    Nov. 30, New York City NY, Mercury Lounge

  • October 18th, 2023

    Yungblud teams up with Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon on a new single “Happier.” Check it out HERE. “Happier: marks the second collaboration together following Bring Me The Horizon’s single “OBEY” in 2020, and comes ahead of Yungblud joining the band on their Asia tour later this month.

    Speaking about the track, Yungblud reveals, “I have almost been conditioned by myself my whole life to be in pain. When I’m in pain I work better. I function better because I have something to combat. It’s dark but it’s all I’ve ever known. The feeling of happiness is scary because you feel like it’s all about to go wrong. I have always felt that if I’m happy I’ll get complacent so it’s lost me a lot of opportunity for friendships and relationships in the past. I got really emotional when writing this. I was craving another Yungblud song that would burn in my stomach, make me feel like it’s all gonna be ok and encourage me to fight back against old habits and try my best to re-align myself to be better. It’s ok to find happiness, it’s ok to feel it. I hope you find a little bit of it in this song. You deserve it. Everyone does.”

  • October 16th, 2023

    Shinedown has announced their 2011 live album, Somewhere In The Stratosphere, will be available for the first time on vinyl on Friday, December 8th via Atlantic. The limited-edition red, black, and beige splattered 4LP set includes the band’s multi-platinum hit single “Second Chance” and their platinum single “If You Only Knew” as well as covers of Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” and two full live show recordings: an electric set from Washington State and an acoustic set from Kansas City.  The Somewhere In The Stratosphere 4LP vinyl set is available exclusively via Shinedown’s official store.

     Shinedown is currently showcasing their fall leg of The Revolutions Live Tour as they continue to tour behind their seventh studio album Planet Zero, which includes the band’s current single “A Symptom Of Being Human.” The 25-date headlining outing, co-produced by Live Nation and FPC Live features support from Papa Roach and Spiritbox. Find the Shinedown tour dates and the band’s official online store for The Somewhere In The Stratosphere 4LP vinyl set HERE.

  • October 13th, 2023

    Nebraska-born unsigned artist Noah Floersch released his sophomore album, NOAH on Friday The 13th (10/13). The lead single “Ghost of Chicago” is at Alternative Radio now. It has already amassed 13 million streams on Spotify. 

    Floersch said, “Ghost of Chicago was a big leap forward for me and my music. Not only did it triple my listenership, but it elevated my confidence in my career choice. It demonstrated to me that people truly want to hear the kind of music I make, and to me, that means everything.”

    Moving to Nashville, Noah immersed himself in the city’s vibrant music scene and worked tirelessly to perfect his craft and establish himself as a storyteller and indie rock artist. With a unique fusion of pop, folk, and rock, 

    Floersch’s new album explores the depths of emotion, offering a “midwest surrealist self-portrait.” The 12 track album flows in and out of of themes of love, loss, the existential, and the subconscious.

  • October 6th, 2023

    I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW), the musical project of Salt Lake City-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Dallon Weekes, unveils his new single, “What Love?” from sophomore album, GLOOM DIVISION, scheduled to drop on February 23rd via Concord.

    “What Love?” is an homage to the sexually suggestive R&B hits of the 90s. It arrived with a visually captivating video directed by iDKHOW’s longtime collaborator, Raúl Gonzo. The mastermind of Dallon Weekes is on a bewitching journey through a vivid set, reminiscent of a scene straight out of a John Waters film, seamlessly transitioning between various eccentric characters. Watch the video for HERE.

    The album, produced by Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, MGMT, Weezer), showcases a boundary-pushing fusion of R&B, post-punk and art-pop, exploring themes ranging from love and obsession to satanic panic and neurodivergence. Recorded at Fridmann’s Tarbox Road Studios and Weekes’ own basement studio, GLOOM DIVISION is a testament to the power of collaboration and fearless artistic expression. The band’s drummer/backing vocalist Ryan Seaman is no longer part of iDKHOW.

    “Writing has always been an outlet to exorcize your demons or difficult emotions, but with GLOOM DIVISION I made a conscious effort to stop censoring myself when it comes to the subject material, or what I wanted to say,” said Weekes.

    iDKHOW has garnered nearly 1 billion million streams worldwide to date, with 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify.  The new album follows iDKHOW’s critically acclaimed debut, Razzmatazz, which included the #1 Alternative radio hit “Leave Me Alone.”

  • October 6th, 2023

    BoyWithUke unveils his new album, Lucid Dreams, (10/6) via Mercury/Republic. He  celebrated the release by making his late night television debut with performance of the single “Migraine” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! last night Watch the performance HERE.

    The 14-track album blends alternative, pop, and electronic elements and traces BoyWithUke’s journey thus far, holding nothing back in terms of intention, emotionality, and truth. Lucid Dreams encapsulates in BoyWithUke’s words: “my desires, my fears, my past, and my dreams.” He wrote, recorded, and produced a majority of the new songs in just a three-week period.

    BoyWithUke continues racing towards a major mainstream breakthrough. His following has grown beyond 7 million on TikTok, 3 million on YouTube, and nearly 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify. His 2022 full-length debut album Serotonin Dreams only fueled this explosion.

    Lucid Dreams Tracklist:

    1. “Migraine”
    2. “Problematic”
    3. “Bad Blood”
    4. “Babydoll”
    5. “Rockstar”
    6. “Blue”
    7. “Lucid” (Interlude)
    8. “Bad Things”
    9. “Camouflage”
    10. “Nightmare”
    11. “Trauma”
    12. “Before I Die”
    13. “Homesick”
    14. “King of Nothing”
  • October 5th, 2023

    Foo Fighters have confirmed a massive run of summer 2024 U.S. Stadium tour dates. The newly announced leg of the Everything Or Nothing At All Tour will kick off with the band’s return to New York’s Citi Field for a doubleheader on July 17th and July 19th. The tour includes 12 dates at 10 stadiums, including a pair of shows August 9th and August 11th at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles. Pretenders, The Hives, Mammoth WVH, Amyl and The Sniffers, Alex G, and L7 will support Foo Fighters on various tour dates.

    General on sale for tickets begins Friday, October 6th at 10a local time at foofighters.com.

    The band’s second #1 single “Under You” is from the Foo Fighters 11th album, But Here We Are, which dropped in June. It followed the #1 lead single “Rescued” giving the band’s more #1 songs than any other artist at Alternative Radio. 

    Foo Fighters Everything Or Nothing At All Tour Dates

    Wednesday, July 17 — New York NY — Citi Field *

    Friday, July 19 – New York NY — Citi Field #

    Sunday, July 21 – Boston MA — Fenway Park #

    Tuesday, July 23 – Hershey PA — Hersheypark Stadium #

    Thursday, July 25 – Cincinnati OH — Great American Ballpark*

    Sunday, July 28 – Minneapolis MN — Target Field **

    Saturday, August 3 – Denver CO — Empower Field at Mile High*

    Wednesday, August 7 – San Diego CA — Petco Park $

    Friday, August 9 – Los Angeles CA — BMO Stadium #

    Sunday, August 11 – Los Angeles CA — BMO Stadium %

    Thursday, August 16 – Portland OR — Providence Park Soccer Stadium %

    Saturday, August 18 – Seattle WA — T-Mobile Park %

    * Pretenders & Mammoth WVH Support

    ** Pretenders & L7 Support

    # The Hives & Amyl and The Sniffers Support

    $ The Hives & Alex G Support

    % Pretenders & Alex G Support

  • October 4th, 2023

    House Parties celebrate their signing to Equal Vision Records. The band joins the label’s growing roster, which includes Yellowcard. House Parties will release a brand new single “Braindead” next Thursday, October 12th.

    Speaking on the new single the band shares, “Braindead is a song about just knowing someone who’s dumb. It’s a dumb anthem if you will. We wanted a song to have non-stop energy from start to finish and that’s what this song is.”

    House Parties will be heading out on tour later this month in support of Can’t Swim and Belmont. Find the tour dates HERE.

  • September 29th, 2023

    Madison, Wisconsin 4-piece Slow Pulp drop their sophomore album, Yard, via Anti-/Epitaph today. The 10-track collection from the Chicago-based band features lead single “Cramps.” Lead singer/guitarist Emily Massey shared, “The song came out of a jam at practice right after I had proclaimed that my period cramps were particularly bad that day. It is about searching for things you wish you had in other people and creating this character in your head that has all the physical and emotional attributes you feel that you are lacking.”

    Slow Pulp’s full-length debut album Moveys was released in 2020 while powering through health challenges, personal upheaval, and a pandemic. The lifelong friends since  elementary school —  Alexander Leeds (bass), Theodore Mathews (drums), and Henry Stoehr (guitar) — performed in bands together since the sixth grade while growing up in Madison. Emily Massey (vocals/guitar) joined them in 2017 and they formed Slow Pulp. 

    The band first started working on new songs in the Spring of 2019, immediately after the release of their EP, Big Day, but they ended up scrapping the material. “When we started writing this record, I had been experiencing so much fatigue and getting sick a lot and I didn’t know what it was. I got diagnosed with Lyme disease and a chronic Mono,” says Massey. 

    She adds, “The diagnosis validated a lot of what I was feeling. I got tools for how to take care of myself better.” For Massey, taking care of herself meant more than just addressing her physical needs. “The way that I internalize trauma is I will hold it in and not process it for a very long time, but writing songs is the one place where I can’t hide from myself. It just comes out whether or not I want it to or if I’m ready for it to. Figuring out how to write together, as a band, was like me learning how to take care of myself and learning how to communicate better.”

    Slow Pulp recently toured with Death Cab For Cutie and The Pixies. They begin a headline tour October 4th in Milwaukee. 

    SLOW PULP HEADLINE TOUR DATES

    Wed. Oct. 04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo – Backroom

    Thu. Oct. 05 – Minneapolis, MN @ Amsterdam Hall

    Fri. Oct 06 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown 

    Sun. Oct. 08 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall 

    Tue. Oct. 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court 

    Thu. Oct. 12 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos 

    Fri. Oct. 13 – Vancouver, BC @ The Pearl on Granville 

    Sat. Oct. 14 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre 

    Mon. Oct. 16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel 

    Wed. Oct. 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom 

    Fri. Oct. 20 – San Diego, CA @ Voodoo 

    Sat. Oct. 21 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room 

    Sun. Oct. 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge 

    Tue. Oct. 24 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

    Wed. Oct. 25 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada 

    Thu. Oct. 26 – Austin, TX @ The Parish 

    Sat. Oct. 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory 

    Sun. Oct. 29 – Durham, NC @ Motoco 

    Mon. Oct. 30 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage 

    Tue. Oct. 31 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry 

    Wed. Nov. 1 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom 

    Fri. Nov. 3 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

    Sat. Nov 4 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

    Mon. Nov. 6 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz

    Tue. Nov. 7 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern

    Fri. Nov. 10 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater 

    Sat. Nov. 11 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

  • September 28th, 2023

    blink-182 will release their highly-anticipated new album, ONE MORE TIME… on October 20th via Columbia. It marks the first album to feature the group’s lineup of Mark Hoppus [bass, vocals], Tom DeLonge [guitar, vocals], and Travis Barker [drums] since 2011.

    The band shared a nearly 4-minute sentimental trailer for ONE MORE TIME… watch it HERE. The trailer teases three new songs including their newest single; the title track “ONE MORE TIME” will be released on Thursday (9/21) at 7a (PT).

  • September 22nd, 2023

    Detroit-born, Chicago-bred, L.A. based singer-songwriter Petey released his second studio album, USA, via Capitol Records on September 22nd. The 12-track USA collection is his major label debut. To mark the occasion, Petey will be enjoying the great American pastime as he throws out the first pitch at this afternoon’s Cubs vs. Rockies game at Wrigley Field in Chicago. 

    Recorded mainly at Gold-Diggers Sound in L.A. with co-producers Aidan Christopher Spiro and John DeBold, USA came to life with equal parts intention and spontaneity. 

    “For me making music has always been like throwing spaghetti at the wall, and working with John and Aidan allowed me to be reckless and experimental while giving each song the care it deserved,” says Petey, who plays guitar, bass, drums, and synth on USA. “It helped me fulfill the only real goal I had for the album, which was to make sure every single song would be super-fun to play live.” 

    Petey will be bringing his USA tour to 10 states (and one Canadian province), beginning with a November 3 show at Terminal West in Atlanta. The headline run will include shows at NYC’s Irving Plaza (November 11) and The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles (December 6). 

     

    Petey – 2023 USA Headline Tour

    11/3 Atlanta, GA Terminal West

    11/4 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle

    11/5 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

    11/7 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

    11/9 New York, NY Irving Plaza

    11/11 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes

    11/12 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

    11/14 Toronto, ON The Opera House

    11/15 Cleveland, OH House of Blues

    11/16 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar

    11/18 Cincinnati, OH Top Cat’s

    11/19 Indianapolis, IN HI-FI Indy

    12/6 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theater

  • September 22nd, 2023

    AWOLNATION announce a new EP, Candy Pop, will drop on November 22nd via Twenty Two Five Music. The title track was released today accompanied by a cinematic music video – the final of three videos directed by Eliot Charof.

    The videos for the previously released singles “Freaking Me Out” and “We Are All Insane” prelude the finale in “Candy Pop.” The trilogy of videos take inspiration from classic film and paranoid fiction, revealing a dreamlike world that feels both futuristic and bygone.

    “It’s a story about escaping from never-ending technological advancements and constant connectivity and scrutiny… The adventure of a lifetime can come from ‘tuning out,’” says AWOLNATION architect Aaron Bruno.

    Watch the music video for “Candy Pop” HERE. 

    “The intention with “Candy Pop” was to create a song that epitomizes the seductive nature of pop music and pop culture, while pointing out the absurdity of it all at once,” says Bruno on the new song.

    AWOLNATION kicked off a tour this week with 311. Find the tour dates HERE.

  • September 20th, 2023

    British band The Vaccines released “Heartbreak Kid” on September 20th Super Easy/Thirty Tigers. It’s from their forthcoming sixth album Pick-Up Full Of Pink Carnations, which will be released on January 12th. The album was produced by Andrew Wells (Halsey, Phoebe Bridgers).

    “There are two types of people in the world – people that have had their heart broken and people that haven’t had their heart broken yet,” said lead singer Justin Young. “‘Heartbreak Kid’ is a call to arms, a reminder that in a world where too many of us feel too detached too often, facing your feelings head on can make you feel more alive, even if it feels like the world is ending. It’s a song to keep you company on the busy freeway that connects loss to discovery.”

    The Vaccines are Justin Young (lead vocals, guitars), Árni Árnason (bass, vocals), Timothy Lanham (guitars, keys, vocals) and Yoann Intonti (drums). Pick-Up Full Of Pink Carnations was recorded at producer Andrew Wells’ home studio in Los Angeles and maxied by Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, The Flaming Lips).

    On the album, Young said, “It’s about loss. And coming to terms with that loss – not necessarily grieving for it, but trying to get a new understanding of it.” 

  • September 19th, 2023

    “Galloping Seas (Section 44)” is the lead single from The Polyphonic Spree, who return with a their eighth studio album, Salvage Enterprise, out November 17th via Good Records. It’s the Spree’s first body of original compositions in almost a decade, led by front man, founder, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and visionary Tim DeLaughter, the group prepare to embark on their next chapter.

    The new song “Galloping Seas (Section 44)” is a heart-rending soul-anthem that affixes softly strummed acoustic guitar to an orchestral hum as Delaughter says, “Hold on through the galloping seas.” 

    “We’re all galloping through rough waters,” said DeLaughter. “I tried to describe the process as well as I could and encourage people to keep their heads above the storm and the waves. Ride it out. It’s going to be okay. It starts off very calm and introspective, and you can envision where it’s going.”

    The lead track “Galloping Seas (Section 44)” is 6:24. Check it HERE.

    DeLaughter describes it as as a “rising-from-the-ashes record” He shares on the album’s sound: There’s an acoustic current running through the whole body of work, and we tried to embrace it as a thread. It has a lot of space to contemplate what we’re going through. I was very specific on instrumentation. I knew I wanted a cross between a Percy Faith and Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young record. With the ability of The Spree to have crescendos, peaks, valleys, we were able to add depth and texture to the classic harmonies and rich folk music.”

     On the lyrics and message of the record, DeLaughter said, “Across all of the music I’ve done, lyrically there’s a sense of desperation and a moment of convincing myself I’m going to make it through regardless of how the music dresses up. On this one, I struggled with the amount of vulnerability I was experiencing and was willing to share both musically and lyrically, but ultimately decided to let it play out. Now that it’s done, I’m happy with the dance between the two.”  

  • September 11th, 2023

    Taking Back Sunday released their new single “S’old” on September 6th via Fantasy/Concord. It arrived with the announcement that their eighth studio album 152, will drop on October 27th. Named for the section of road in North Carolina between Highpoint, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh where the band and their friends would meet up as teenagers. 152 is the band’s first full-length offering since 2016’s Tidal Wave. 

    Commenting on their new album 152, Taking Back Sunday stated: “152 offers a lot more hope and light than we first realized when we were in the thick of it, putting it all together. We’ve been fortunate enough, through our music, to grow up with a lot of people going through the same things at the same time, and probably feeling the same way. Our hope is that you’re able to find a little bit of yourself in this new collection of songs, because you’re not alone, and neither are we.”

    Produced by Tushar Apte (whom the band met through a mutual collaboration with DJ Steve Aoki) and mixed by Neal Avron (twenty one pilots, Bleachers), the long-awaited album LP features 10 intensely vulnerable and absorbing new tracks all delivered with fresh ambition and newfound purpose. Inspired by the long layoff and the cloud of uncertainty that blanketed the world (and music industry) these past few years, 152 stands among the most genuinely reflective and emotionally pure efforts of Taking Back Sunday’s illustrious career.

    Originally from Long Island, NY, the 4-piece consists of John Nolan (lead guitar, piano, vocals), Adam Lazzara (lead vocals), Shaun Cooper (bass) and Mark O’Connell (drums). You would think after 20 years, we knew what each other is going to do,” said Lazzara. “But there were so many times making this record where I heard the initial idea and thought I knew where it would go, but then I was super surprised. It’s those kinds of surprises that make it so exciting. That’s why we all still want it so badly.”

    Added O’Connell: ”When we’re writing songs, the one thing we ask ourselves, ‘Is it capable of making people feel something?’ You try to make people feel emotion. That’s the one goal we went in with, and we think we did it.”

    Taking Back Sunday continually challenged one another, exploring musical ideas in new and exciting ways. So many of these tracks dig deep and connect on a gut level. The lead single “S’old” struggles with the obligations of adult responsibility and acceptance.

  • September 11th, 2023

    (Photo Credit: Rachel Ziegler)

    Blue October has shared their new video for their single “Down Here Waiting.” Watch it HERE! It’s from the band’s new album, Spinning The Truth Around Part II, set to drop September 29th.

    “We feel like we’re at the height of our craft,” said Justin Furstenfeld, who found inspiration in R&B and hip-hop, namely J Dilla and Marvin Gaye. The album is the story of two people growing apart. Even if you did love someone, it’s okay if you both fall out of love. It’s the story about a loving relationship that changed, when the world was falling apart. Nobody had a rule book. You don’t have to end a relationship and hate each other. Life is so short. There is love out there.”