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Andrew WK at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Andrew WK

Back before Bamboozle started hitting Asbury Park (or other nearby places in NJ) every spring, the similar Skate and Surf Festival used to go down there, but hasn't been in active in eight years. Following the announcement that there will be no Bamboozle in 2013 (but they say, "keep your eyes peeled for 2014 info"), it was announced that Skate and Surf Fest is being revived this year, and will happen from May 18 to 19 at Plaza Green at iPlay America (110 Schanck Road) in Freehold, NJ.

Though we'd never turn down a solo set by Andrew WK, the rest of the lineup is not one we particularly care about, much like most of Bamboozle's lineup in years past. Other bands playing include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Saves the Day, Bayside, Into It. Over It., Hopsin, and more. Tickets go on sale Saturday (1/12).

Full lineup and flyer below...

Continue reading "no Bamboozle in 2013, but Skate and Surf is back (line-up)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Bamboozle Festival 2012 - Day 3

Bamboozle wrapped up with their third and final day of the festival on Sunday, 5/20. Day 3 was the one headlined by Bon Jovi, and needless to say... we weren't so sure how that one was gonna go over. Hollywood Reporter loved it, saying "Bon Jovi still manages to get a huge crowd reaction simply by flashing his million-dollar smile." Meanwhile, Amanda Remling in her IB Times review, said, "The set wasn't bad...but as someone in their early 20's, I didn't go to Bamboozle pumped up to see Bon Jovi perform, even though he received an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from my Alma mater."

Bon Jovi wasn't the only artist to close out the festival who call Jersey home. Day 3 also had sets by Jersey natives Bouncing Souls and Gaslight Anthem, both of whom are pictured below. We've also got pics of comedian/actor Andrew Dice Clay, NYHC mainstays Murphy's Law, Buckcherry, and The White Panda.

Pics of day 1 are HERE, pics of day 2 are HERE, and more from day 3 below...

Continue reading "Bamboozle Day 3 pics (Bon Jovi, Bouncing Souls, Gaslight Anthem, Andrew Dice Clay & more)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin & Stephanie Pearl

Action Bronson

Bamboozle Day 2 was another mix of every style possible, from the big rock action to underground hip hop, different definitions of emo, and lots more. Check out pictures of pre-helicoptered Foo Fighters, Hot Water Music, A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, Iggy Azalea, The Promise Ring and more below. All pics are by Dana (distortion) Yavin except those of Hot Water Music and Promise Ring, which are by Stephanie Pearl.

Pics of day 1 are HERE. Day 3 pics coming soon. Check out more from day 2 below...

Continue reading "Bamboozle Day 2 pics (Foo Fighters, Promise Ring, Hot Water Music, Action Bronson, Iggy Azalea, Action Bronson & more)"

photos by Leia Jospe

Bamboozle 2012

Bamboozle and its schizo line-up was this weekend at the Jersey Shore and Friday's line-up included Skrillex, Incubus and Mac Miller on the main stage. We however, hung mainly at the Beach Party Stage for sets with Kreayshawn and Casey Veggies (and not Big Freedia unfortunately), with a dash over to the Temple of Boozle stage for Anamanaguchi. Big Freedia, perhaps tired from her very late show at Santos the night before, missed her headlining slot at the Beach Party Stage, but made it in time for the Bamboozle afterparty at Wonder Bar, which Anamanaguchi also played. Pictures from the fest and afterparty are in this post.

Check out more below... and more coverage of the rest of the fest is on its way.

Continue reading "Bamboozle Day 1 and afterparty pics (Kreayshawn, Casey Veggies, Anamanaguchi, Big Freedia)"

Hanoi Rocks

It has been revealed that the "special secret show" at Bowery Electric tonight (5/20) is actually glam rocker Michael Monroe of Hanoi Rocks (?!). Why the hell would that be a secret? Because he played Bamboozle last night and wasn't allowed to announce the NYC show due to radius clauses. Bamboozle concludes in NJ today with WTF headliner Bon Jovi along with many others including Star Slinger and comedian Andrew Dice Clay.

In related news, L.A. Guns (who strangely recently released a song on Matador Records) and The Dirty Pearls are playing Highline Ballroom on July 5th for what is being billed as part of the CBGB Festival along with Killing Floor, The Noise, and Ingrid & The Defectors.

Other CBGB Fest shows include Guided by Voices at Summerstage, Sick of it All and Cro-Mags at Webster Hall, and a still-reunited D Generation at Bowery Electric which also hosts an upcoming Max's Kansas City reunion fest.

Meanwhile Bold headline the post Black n Blue Bowl show at Bowery Electric this afternoon along with a spoken word set by John Joseph of Cro-Mags.

Joey Ramone's annual birthday party, no longer trying to fill Irving Plaza, happened at The Studio at Webster Hall last night with some familiar punk and proto-punk veterans (many of the same names that play it every year) like Ivan Julian, The Indecent, The Brats, The Threads, The Gobshites, and The Bullys.

Paul Weller just played two nights at Best Buy Theater and a show at the John Varvatos store aka the actual old CBGB space one night earlier.

CBGB Rest in Peace.

by Andrew Sacher

A$AP Rocky at Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)
ASAP Rocky

As mentioned, the Bamboozle festival goes down in Asbury Park this weekend (May 18-20). The festival, which has a continuing history of booking some of the lamest pop punk bands around, like Boys Like Girls, The All American Rejects, and Never Shout Never, has a few interesting/odd inclusions this year. For one, Bon Jovi is one of the headliners. Not only could they probably sell out an Asbury Park show without the rest of the Bamboozle lineup, but do any pop punkers want to see them anyway? Or did mom just need somewhere to be while her kids were seeing The Maine?

The other two headliners don't exactly fit the Bamboozle stereotype either: brostep tycoon Skrillex and grunge torchbearers Foo Fighters. But what's most interesting to us is within this odd mix of mall punk and Grammy Awards Winners, there's actually a handful of acts that we'd love to see, including many of our favorite new rappers, and some emo/pop punk forefathers that knew the difference between throwing a little melody into their punk and straightening their hair. If you do plan on making the trek to NJ this weekend, here's some recommendations of who to check out at the fest:

On Friday (5/18), bounce music party-starter Big Freedia, former Odd Future member Casey Veggies (who actually deserves to exist without that prefix), and Kreayshawn play the Beach Party Stage. Meanwhile, Anamanaguchi will be at the Temple of Boozle Stage. You can also catch Big Freedia in NYC on Thursday (5/17) at Santos before Bamboozle. Tickets are still available.

On Saturday (5/19), the Zumiez Stage will be graced by '90s greats Hot Water Music (who play Gramercy on 5/21-22) and The Promise Ring (who play Irving on 5/20). You can also catch some solid hip hop sets at the Beach Party Stage from A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire and Iggy Azalea (who plays SOBs on Thursday (5/17)). Blink-182 were also supposed to play on Saturday but they had to cancel their May dates due to illness and were replaced by My Chemical Romance.

On Sunday (5/20), fellow Jersey punks The Gaslight Anthem (who will preview new material at their sold out MHOW show TONIGHT (5/16)) and The Bouncing Souls (who celebrate their new record at Webster Hall on June 9) will be at the fest. Catch the Gaslight Anthem on Main Stage and the Souls on Zumiez Stage. Star Slinger will also play the Temple of the Boozle stage.

And last, literally last, but not least, well maybe least, and defintely WTF, this year's Paramount Stage will be closed down by none other than comedy legend Andrew Dice Clay who plays after fellow 80s & 90s entertainers Dramarama (who also play the afterparty at Stone Pony) who play after 1996 hit makers Spacehog (who you can also catch at Brooklyn Bowl Thursday).

Tickets for the festival are still available.

Did we leave anyone good out? Check out the set times below...

Continue reading "A guide to Bamboozle's wtf lineup: (Big Freedia, Skrillex, A$AP Rocky, Bon Jovi, Hot Water Music, Mr. MFN eXquire, Promise Ring, Bouncing Souls, Action Bronson & more) "


Diplo released the "Express Yourself" 7" this month, the single for that track from his EP of the same name. You've already seen the video for that song, which features bounce artist Nicky Da B, and below we're offering a stream of the single's b-side, "Move Around" (featuring Elephant Man and GTA). That's the cover art for the 7" above. Pick up a copy on green vinyl.

Diplo, Grimes, Skrillex (one of the greatest guitarists of all time), Tokimonsta, Pretty Lights, and others are set to head out on the Full Flex Express Tour, a tour of Canada on a train modeled after The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and The Band's 1970 Festival Express tour.

Full Flex Express Tour

Although the Full Flex Express tour doesn't come to the US, Diplo, Skrillex, and Pretty Lights will all be in NYC later this summer for Electric Zoo, which returns to Randall's Island from August 31-September 1. Tickets are on sale now. The full lineup is listed below. Skrillex will also be in the NYC area for Bamboozle this weekend.

Speaking of electronic dance festivals in New York, the Electric Daisy Carnival will occur at MetLife Stadium this weekend from May 18-20. The lineup includes MSTRKRFT, Richie Hawtin, Fatboy Slim, Bassnectar, and others. Tickets are available. Full lineup below.

In more related news, the touring Identity Festival, whose lineup was a bit better last year but certainly bigger this year since it sold out in less than 24 hours, returns to NY on July 28 at Jones Beach. Artists playing include Datsik, Eric Prydz, Nero, and more. Full lineup below.

Festival lineups and stream below...

Continue reading "Grimes taking a train ride with Skrillex & Diplo; Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, Identity Fest & other EDM news too"

DOWNLOAD: Hot Water Music - "Drag My Body" (MP3)

Hot Water Music

Gainesville, FL raspy punks Hot Water Music recently finished up work on their first new album since reuniting in 2008 and since 2004's The New What Next. The album is called Exister and its out on May 15 via Rise. The album's first single, "Drag My Body," premiered on Rolling Stone last month and you can grab it above, or stream it below. Also stream a second album cut, "State of Grace," below. You can also get another taste of Exister with their first in a series of teaser videos they'll be posting leading up to the album's release. The first video came out yesterday and is available to watch below. The album artwork and tracklist are also below.

The band have a few North American shows scheduled surrounding the album's release in May including their previously mentioned slot at Bamboozle on May 19 in Asbury Park, NJ and two since-added NYC shows, which will go down on May 21 and 22 at Gramercy Theater. The first is with Daytrader and Iron Chic and is sold out, and the second is with The Menzingers and Luther. Tickets for that show are still available.

After wrapping things up in North America at Punk Rock Bowling in Vegas, they'll head to Europe in June for a tour with La Dispute, who play a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom on Sunday (4/29).

All dates, videos, album art and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Hot Water Music releasing LP, playing shows (dates & MP3s)"


Is there anything more confusing than two up and coming, feuding female hip hop stars, both with the name "Azalea" (like the flower), but one is a last name and one is a first name spelled "Azealia"?

The latter just played her first two shows ever at Coachella and is now on her way back to NYC (the 212) to work with Missy Elliot (and she is very proud of that). Earlier today she was tweeting at T.I. (see above) for calling her feud with his Australian Grand Hustle signee Iggy Azalea "bitch shit," or some sexist shit like that.

Iggy Azalea is playing SOB's in NYC on May 17, right before she plays Bamboozle in NJ. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale.

Continue reading "Iggy Azalea continues fued with Azealia Banks, playing SOB's"


When we first mentioned the lineup for this year's Bamboozle, which is taking place from May 18-20 in Asbury Park, NJ, it only included Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Skrillex, Blink 182, Incubus, and Mac Miller. The generally lame festival has since revealed more artists including a surprising number of not-lame artists like the reunited Promise Ring (their first East Coast date announced, hopefully an NYC show to come?), Hot Water Music, Bouncing Souls, A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, and Murphy's Law. Take that, Warped Tour.

Tickets for Bamboozle are on sale now. Updated lineup below...

Continue reading "The Promise Ring playing Bamboozle (Hot Water Music, Bouncing Souls, ASAP Rocky & Action Bronson too)"

a Sasquatch 2011 patron (more by Josh Darr)

The new year is approaching, and while you're making last minute plans and thinking up your resolutions, you can also start thinking about what festivals to attend in 2012. Here are some updates on next year's US festivals (not in any particular order).

SXSW, which is taking place from March 9-18 in Austin, with the music portion form March 13-18, has already announced a bunch of bands. If you register before January 13, you'll be able to save a bit.

New Orleans Jazz Fest is taking place from April 27 - May 6. The lineup includes The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Reunion, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Bon IverMy Morning Jacket, Feist, Janelle Monae, and others. The full lineup is below. Tickets are on sale now.

Sasquatch is taking place this year from May 25-28 in Gorge, Washington. 4-Day passes will be on presale through New Year's Eve, and general sale starts February 11. New for 2012, "Patrons who purchase a 4-day festival ticket will be allowed re-entry from the Festival grounds! This will not apply to any other ticket, only the 4-day pass."

Bonnaroo will be taking place from June 7-10 this year in Manchester, TN. Presale tickets have sold out but tickets will go on sale to the general public in the coming months. Also check out a Spotify playlist of the Bonnaroo staff's favorite songs of 2011.

Coachella, will take place over the course of two weekends this year (April 13-15 and 20-22). Other than a fake lineup poster that has been floating around, no artists have been officially announced yet.

Noise Pop will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2012 from February 21-26 in San Francisco. So far the lineup includes Archers of Loaf, Built to Spill, Big Freedia, Surfer Blood, Grimes, Bleached, John Vanderslice, Ume, and others. Check out the full list below.

Austin City Limits is taking place from October 12-14 in Zilker Park in Austin. Souvenir 3-day passes and early bird 3-day passes have sold out but regular 3-day passes are on sale now.

Lollapalooza will take place in 2012 from August 3-5 in Grant Park in Chicago. Tickets will go on sale this spring. As BVChicago mentioned, Lollapalooza is also taking place in Chile and Brazil this year.

Bamboozle, now in a new location, is taking place from May 18-20 in Asbury Park in New Jersey this year. So far the scary lineup includes Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Skrillex, Blink 182, Incubus, and Mac Miller. 3-Day wristbands are on sale now.

Bumbershoot is taking place from September 1-3 at Seattle Center in Seattle, WA. Tickets are available and Bumbershoot are currently having a holiday sale where single day tickets are half off (originally $150, now $75).

NYC's own Governors Ball, which took place at Governors Island in 2011, has been moved to the bigger Randall's Island and will take place over the course of two days, June 23 and 24. Like last year, there will be no overlapping sets. Compared to the others listed here, this is not quite a big "festival", but unlike anything else listed above, it does happen in NYC. Artist announcements and tickets are coming soon.

Current NoisePop and Jazz Fest lineups below...

Continue reading "2012 Music Festival Roundup (Jazz Fest, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, Noise Pop, ACL, Coachella, Bamboozle, SXSW, Bumbershoot & more)"

"Playing Fordham's Spring Weekend w/ @birbigs and so far what I've learned about the youths of today is they still love flip flops and cargs." - Max Silvestri

'Only mgmt singing my fav-song-of-the-moment, Congratulations. Nbd.' -mickiemyheart

MGMT went from Fordham on Saturday (5/1) (where Max Silvestri and Mike Birbiglia also performed), pictured above, to the Bamboozle in Jersey on Sunday...

[After Girl Talk was] MGMT, the glam-prog outfit whose new album Congratulations is being met with confusion from some corners. It's certainly not as immediate a listen as the group's keyboard-spangled Oracular Spectacular, but it is a somewhat bewitchingly strange pop album. At one point a man canvassed the crowd handing out 3-D glasses, which seemed appropriate both for the red-and-blue beams surrounding the band and for the pillowy, proggy songs they rocked from the new record. MGMT brought back the doubters by closing their set with the sugar-coated "Kids," and as fans' camera phones were held aloft, they lobbed a question at the next headliner: "Hey, Weezer, are you playing this song, too? It's our song."

As it turned out, the answer was "yes," although it wouldn't be answered until much later in Weezer's set...It was during the first encore (which was introduced by the band replicating the drum and guitar solos that open Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher") that "Kids" was brought out and interpolated with Lady Gaga's "Poker Face," not to mention a blonde wig on Cuomo's head. While the borrowed bits of other songs delighted the crowd, Weezer opted to end the night and the festival with "Buddy Holly," demonstrating they still have plenty of firepower from their own catalog." [Rolling Stone @ Bamboozle]

Videos of both versions of "Kids" are below.

MGMT will be be on Letterman on May 11th. And they're playing Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday, August 17th. Tickets go on sale Friday at 9am. I wonder how many, if any, show they'll add. Can they beat Vampire Weekend's three? Peter Gabriel plays his second show at the venue tonight (5/3).

The MGMT show comes at the end of the band's summer-long tour of North America (the May/June secion of which will be opened by Tame Impala). They also have European dates from September to December mapped out. All tour dates and videos are below...

Continue reading "MGMT played Fordham & Bamboozle, playing Radio City "

photos by Ryan Muir

The Joy Formidable @ Union Hall
Joy Formidable

"The Joy Formidable is the first band signed to Black Bell Records, the label founded by Passion Pit's synth player/sampler Ayad Al Adhamy. The band will release their Black Bell debut, an eight-song EP titled A Balloon Called Moaning, on May 4.

The EP was recorded in the band's home bedroom studio and was entirely self-produced. The Joy Formidable has sold out multiple UK tours throughout the past year and supported several standout bands including Editors and The Temper Trap. After touring the UK with Passion Pit, the band was invited to join them as the opening act to their shows at New York's Terminal 5. Additionally, the band played two stateside headlining shows at Brooklyn's Union Hall and New York City's Pianos, both of which sold out." -PR

Tickets are on sale NOW for a Monday, May 10th Joy Formidable show at Mercury Lounge in NYC.

The UK band, now on a short tour (all dates below), played Bamboozle on Sunday, a sold out show at Mercury Lounge the night before that, and the Truck America Festival the day before that. Earlier this year, as mentioned above, they visited NYC for some shows including one at Union Hall in Brooklyn with Jaguar Club and Ravens & Chimes. Pictures from that show, with the tour dates, below...

Continue reading "The Joy Formidable played Union Hall (pics), Bamboozle, Truck Fest & Mercury Lounge (where they play again soon - ON SALE)"

"Enjoying this sketchy $10 burrito while remembering how awesome Minus the Bear is #bamboozle" -heylisachiu

Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear played the Bamboozle on Sunday at Meadowlands in Jersey. Tonight, Monday, May 3rd, they'll be playing Bowery Electric (doors at 9pm), a much smaller venue that also recently hosted "secret" shows by Foxboro Hot Tubs aka Green Day and Devtochka. Everest open. Tickets will be on sale today (not sure what time). are on sale.

We also have two pairs of tickets to give away. Info on that is below.

Minus the Bear's new record, Omni, comes out May 4th on Dangerbird Records. It's currently streaming online, and you can download a track at the band's site. Its first song is below too.

Contest details, album art, all tour dates and more are below...

Continue reading "Minus the Bear playing a secret show tonight (win or buy tix) + more dates, new album stream, video & stuff"

Sharon Jones @ SXSW (more by Ryan Barkan)
Sharon Jones

tonight in NYC
* Baaba Maal @ Irving Plaza
* Queen Godis, DAM @ Southpaw
* We Are Country Mice @ Zebulon
* Milton, Tao Seeger Band @ 92YTribeca
* Patti Smith @ the State Theater (NJ)
* Here We Go Magic, Caveman @ Maxwell's
* Tanya Morgan & friends @ Crash Mansion
* Graham Parker & The Figgs @ City Winery
* Truck America @ Full Moon in Big Indian, NY
* Jim Staley, Ikue Mori, John King @ Roulette
* Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings @ Apollo Theater
* Hey Champ, Pink Skull (early) @ Mercury Lounge
* The Styrenes, Kohoutek, Home Blitz @ Death By Audio
* Antietam, Rope, Radical Dads, The Nadas @ Union Hall
Gossip, Rye Rye, The Phenomenal Handclap Band @ Terminal 5
* Johann Johannsson, Lichens Lichens @ (le) Poisson Rouge
* Caves, Finding Fiction, Yvette, The Silver Seas @ The Cameo
* Wolff, Tyburn Saints, The Sights, Giant Cloud, Township @ Pianos
* Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Hahn Solo (late) @ Mercury Lounge
* Emily Roysdon w/ MPA (performance art) & Light Asylum @ The Whitney
* OK Go, The Booze, Eytan & The Embassy @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Diane Cluck, Golden Ghost, Prince and Pearl, TV Carnage @ Silent Barn
* Nihilist, TSS, Natur, Coin Under Tongue, Kendra Morris Band @ Bruar Falls
* Icy Demons, Soft Landing, Oberhofer, Steel Phantoms @ Secret Project Robot
* Crystal Stilts, 1990s, The Oranges Band, The Forgery Series @ The Bell House
* Tanlines, Keepaway, Memoryhouse, Light Pollution, Psychobuildings @ Glasslands
* La Strada, Cuff the Duke, Yukon Blonde, Beat Circus @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* JEFF The Brotherhood, Screaming Females, Little Lungs, Fiasco, Hop Along @ NYU Strawberry Festival
* She Keeps Bees, Raccoon Fighter, Spanish Prisoners, Hombres Nombres Shark?, Radio America @ Cake Shop

At the Whitney tonight, post-punk band Light Asylum plays the lower gallery at 7:30pm. Before that (6:30-730pm), Leslie Dick is speaking in the lobby gallery followed by a quick performance with DJ Spooky and Das Racist.

Caveman and Caves both play NYC shows tonight.

The pre-Bamboozle Hood Wink Festival happens today. Bamboozle Fest proper is Saturday and Sunday. MGMT also plays Fordham on Saturday. At Hood Wink, Motion City Soundtrack is going to be a NIN tribute band, Say Anything is the Misfits, Eye Alaska is Kanye West, Saves the Day is Weezer, etc...

"Adam Green's debut New York art exhibition, Teen Tech, has been granted an extended stay at the Morrison Hotel Gallery Bowery (313 Bowery, open daily 12-7pm). Originally scheduled to be open only April 23rd and 24th, the gallery has chosen to keep the exhibition up for an additional week. Teen Tech will now close on Sunday May 2nd with a party at the gallery from 4 to 6pm, which will be open to the public; more details will be announced shortly."

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Friday?"

MGMT @ Coachella (sta.helena)

MGMT, who recently performed at Coachella, are playing Fordham's Spring Weekend concert this Saturday, May 1st (12:30pm; 441 East Fordham Rd, Bronx) along with Average Girl and Penrose. The show is closed to non-students, but you can have a friend there (or a Craigslist creep) sign you in as a guest.

The band plays Bamboozle, which runs Saturday and Sunday in NJ. And they'll be on Letterman on May 11th, where they'll do a webcast-only set to be broadcast online earlier that night.

MGMT were on Saturday Night Live on April 24th. Videos from that and their full tour dates are below...

Continue reading "MGMT playing Fordham before Bamboozle and other dates ++ SNL videos "

Kevin Devine
Kevin Devine

Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band play for-donation tonight (1/27) at Brooklyn Bowl. Those who give more than $5 will get the band's new split 7-inch with Manchester Orchestra, "I Could Be The Only One," which is streaming below. Also on the bill are the rarely see Scott Matthew, and Linfinity. Any money collected goes to Yele Haiti (which in turn buys Wyclef a new boat... I'm kidding!) (that's not even what the controversy is about).

Speaking of the desire to hear more of the beautiful voice of Scott Matthew, you can also catch him at Rockwood Music Hall four times in February. Those dates are listed below.

Linfinity, the six piece NYC band whose debut album Martian's Bloom will be released by American Myth Recordings on April 27th, also has other upcoming shows including a "Dylan solo set" at Union Hall on February 3rd (flyer below), and SXSW.

Kevin Devine & Co. have plenty of tour dates coming up, including a European tour in February and March, and sets at Coachella and Bamboozle Fest. Girl Talk and Weezer were already part of the lineup for that (happening May 1-2 at Meadowlands), and more were recently announced including MGMT, Matt & Kim, Minus the Bear, Drake, Wale and Ke$ha. That lineup, all tour dates, and Kevin's new single are below...

Continue reading "Kevin Devine playing free show tonight w/ Scott Matthew, updated Bamboozle lineup & other dates "

Girl Talk @ Pool Party Summer '09 (more by Tim Griffin)
Girl Talk

Girl Talk's label Illegal Art is offering all of the Girl Talk albums, and their entire catalog, as pay-what-you-wish downloads. Not all of the label's back catalog is up, but there is a release schedule (below) for the yet-to-be uploaded (including Girl Talk's debut Secret Diary). The label is also offering Gillis's 2006 break-out album Night Ripper for the first time on vinyl on December 8th.

With that news is also the news that Gregg Gillis will be at Meadowlands Sports Complex on May 2nd. That's the second night of the Bamboozle fest, which is being headlined by the recently-sidelined Weezer. Either the festival is becoming more diverse or the artists are appealing to a bigger fan base. The headliner for night one (consistent with what we know about Bamboozle) is Paramore (at least I think they are one of the headliners). As previously mentioned, tickets are on sale Friday.

Girl Talk's other upcoming US show is a sold-out New Year's Eve gig at Chicago's Congress Theater. He plays Australia and New Zealand this January. All dates and the Illegal Art Pay What You Wish release schedule are below...

Continue reading "Girl Talk playing Bamboozle (and other dates), pay what you want for Illegal Art"

the bus crash

The lead singer of the rock band Weezer was involved in a bus accident Sunday that left him and another passenger in an upstate New York hospital.

Rivers Cuomo, 40, complained of rib pain and was transferred, along with one other passenger, to St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, New York.

Cuomo's wife, daughter, and a fifth passenger on the bus were uninjured. The bus was traveling from Toronto, Ontario, to Boston, Massachusetts, for a show Monday night at the Agganis Arena at Boston University. [CNN]

Weezer and Paramore are the first artists announced for the 2010 NJ emo & pop punk fest (that occasionally throws in acts like Weird Al, Gwar, MC Hammer and Andrew WK) known as The Bamboozle (May 1-2). Tickets go on sale Friday.

Luckily Rivers and his family are ok (relatively speaking), but according to a statement on Weezer's site, "the rest of the December Raditude Tour has been cancelled". Their full statement and more pictures from the crash, below...

Continue reading "Rivers Cuomo injured in bus crash, December tour dates cancelled, but Weezer playing Bamboozle 2010"

The Get Up Kids

"If this is the world we helped create," guitarist James Suptic said, after looking into the crowd at a reunion gig, "then I apologise."

The Get Up Kids were either second- or third-wave emo, depending on who you ask. What is certain is that they formed in 1995, released four albums, broke up in 2005 and reunited last year. And yet their earnest, heart-on-sleeve punk pop inspired much of the more theatrical late-noughties emo boom.

"There should be a How to Be a Pop-Punk Kid Starter Kit with bands like the Get Up Kids, so kids would know whose shoulders bands like us are standing on," Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz told Alternative Press in 2005. "Fall Out Boy would not be a band if it were not for the Get Up Kids."

"Honestly, I don't often think about the state of emo," Suptic told Drowned in Sound. "We played the Bamboozle fests this year and we felt really out of place. I could name maybe three bands we played with. It was just a sea of neon shirts to us ... the punk scene we came out of and the punk scene now are completely different. It's like glam rock now."

While acts like Fall Out Boy pay tribute to Get Up Kids, the feeling isn't mutual. "If a band gets huge and they say we inspired them - great," Suptic said. "The problem is most of them aren't very good. What does that say about us? I don't know. Maybe we sucked." [Guardian]

Tour dates HERE.

The Sounds

The Sounds are playing an invite-only, new-album-preview party at Santos Party House in NYC tonight (4/30). I have some tickets to giveaway. If you want them, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Sounds). Include your first and last name. And like Janelle Monae, The Sounds are also touring with No Doubt this summer. All dates below...

Continue reading "The Sounds - 'secret show' tonight & other 2009 tour dates"

by Black Bubblegum

The Bronx

The Bronx have announced a pair of NYC area shows including The Bowery Ballroom on 4/20 with Trash Talk and Maxwell's on 4/22. Tickets for Maxwell's go on sale on 2/11 at noon while Bowery goes on sale 2/13 at noon.

The Bronx are currently touring around Europe, ultimately linking up with Fucked Up and Rolo Tomassi for a brief tour of the UK and then their US tour. One of those US dates, April 5th, is part of the Bamboozle Left Festival in Irvine, CA... an otherwise lackluster festival of mallcore, deathcore, and psuedo-emo feturing headling sets by a reuniting Get Up Kids, (gulp) Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, and (lord help us) 50 Cent. Full lineup below.

Why even mention Bamboozle Left? Well, besides The Bronx, Kevin Seconds (who has some NYC shows, and a few others... Deftones will make their return to the stage at this show, but with a new bassist...

Continue reading "The Bronx announce tour dates, Deftones' have new bassist"