Entries tagged with: Coheed and Cambria

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by Andrew Sacher

Silver Snakes

LA's Silver Snakes are following last year's Year of the Snake (on Bridge 9) with the new album Saboteur on February 5 via Coheed & Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez's Evil Ink Records. (It comes out on Pelagic in Europe.) We've got the premiere of its single "Raindance," a pummeling rock song that fits nicely between the atmospheric post-hardcore of Title Fight/Superheaven and the sludge-rock of Baroness/Torche. It's an absolute ripper, and you can listen below. Here's what singer Alex Estrada tells us about the song and the album:

Saboteur is a record summed up by its title. It's about sabotage, it's about using direct action to accomplish a goal. It can be applied to many situations : Personal, Political etc. it's about having the passion to do absolutely whatever it takes to make a point even if it's potentially harmful.

"Raindance" was one of the first songs written for the record. It's the follow up track to a song we previously released called "Sundance" which was about being caught up in abusive relationships. "Raindance" is about taking the plunge into new endeavors only to have voices from the past show up to steer you elsewhere. It's the balance between sides, The person being torn down and the voice of negativity all speaking at once.

The band will be on tour in 2016 supporting their label head's band Coheed & Cambria and Long Island post-hardcore crushers Glassjaw (who have a new rhythm section). That tour hits NYC on March 4 at The Theater at MSG. Tickets are still available.

All dates are listed, with the new song stream and album art, below...

Continue reading "Silver Snakes releasing 'Saboteur' and touring with Coheed & Cambria and Glassjaw (dates, new song stream)"


Coheed & Cambria will headline The Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 4 with quality support from Glassjaw and Silver Snakes. Tickets are on fan club/VIP package presale now, artist presale starts today at 10 AM, ticketmaster/MSGE/AmEx starts Thursday at 10 AM and general sale starts Friday at 10 AM. (Anyone have the password?)

Jade Tree-signed indie rockers Dogs On Acid (ex-Algernon Cadwallader) play a free afternoon show at Rough Trade on November 21. More info here.

Snowmine are playing Rough Trade on December 19 with Salt Cathedral and Bellows. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon, general sale starts Friday at noon.

Southern rockers The Outlaws should feel right at home playing Bushwick's BBQ restaurant/motorcycle garage The Shop on November 15. Tickets are on sale now.

Former Yes singer Jon Anderson has a new project with jazz musician Jean-Luc Ponty, and they're playing Long Island together on November 11 at The Paramount. Tickets are on sale now.

Eric Burdon & The Animals are playing The Paramount on December 4. Tickets are on sale.

The UK press was buzzing over Spector's Editors-ish sound back in 2012 when they were on BBC's 'Sound of 2012' list and their debut album landed on NME's best-of list. This year they have a new album, Moth Boys, and they'll be back in the US for NYC shows at Saint Vitus on December 1 and Mercury Lounge on December 3. Tickets for Merc go on AmEx presale today at noon and the general sale starts Friday at noon. Vitus tickets go on sale Friday at 10 AM (no presale).

Speaking of UK buzz bands, London duo HONNE appear to be gaining popularity for their mindie-R&B that sounds indebted to James Blake, Sam Smith, maybe Coldplay, etc. They already have sold-out Mercury Lounge and Rough Trade shows for November, and just announced a larger NYC show for Bowery Ballroom on March 11. Tickets go on AmEx presale at noon, general sale starts Friday at noon. You can listen to their new EP here.

Tickets for the Curren$y show at Irving Plaza go on Live Nation presale today at 10 AM (password = PIANO).

Tickets for the Black Sabbath shows at Jones Beach, PNC Bank Arts Center and Mohegan Sun Arena go on Citi and VIP package presales at 10 AM. Their MSG shows (same link) are on sale now.

Tickets for the Blood Orange & friends show at The Apollo go on BLOODORANGE.NYC presale at noon.

Tickets for the Torres and Palehound show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale at noon.

Tickets for the Ezra Furman show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale at noon.

Tempers and Dreamcrusher are playing Halloween at Aviv. Tickets are on sale.

The new La Dispute documentary Tiny Dots is screening in NYC on November 1 at The Studio at Webster Hall. We're giving away tickets.

Tickets are still on sale for Foals' upcoming headlining show at Terminal 5.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

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photo: Coheed & Cambria at Saint Vitus - 10/9/15 (via Sam Valorose)
Coheed and Cambria

Like many bands in the surrounding NYC-area (or even from further away than that), Nyack proggers Coheed & Cambria recently made a move to Brooklyn. Frontman Claudio Sanchez and his wife settled into an apartment in Park Slope, and he tells Team Rock that dealing with the new setting is what caused their new album The Color Before the Sun to be the band's first non-concept album:

One of the places we found ourselves was in an apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn. And coming from a country house in upstate New York, I kind of fell out of my comfort zone. I like to wake up very early, usually around five o'clock in the morning, as that's when I tend to be at my most creative.

In a country situation, in a house of our own out there in the woods, I can do that whenever I want. But in an apartment it just doesn't work out that way, and I found myself writing these songs later in the day when my neighbours were home. And I knew they could hear me because I could certainly hear them. So this sense of exposure started to leak into the execution of both the music and the lyrics.

I ended up thinking I had some sort of writer's block, because none of these songs fit into the formula that I was accustomed to with Coheed. For a second I almost thought of this record as a solo album, because I couldn't see a concept around it and a lot of things were happening in my life.

In that same interview, he mentions how the first song on the album, "Island," is centered on his new hometown:
"Island" is very much the beginning of the record. It opens with the sound of the Q Train going into Brooklyn, and that's the train that I would frequent when going in and out of Brooklyn into Manhattan. It's very much the beginning of my identity crisis when writing this record, too. I had a hard time writing songs in this new apartment - or at least I thought I did. And it's basically a song to my wife, saying that she needed to hear me and understand that it wasn't working for me. I needed to leave and get back to the country, and that's essentially what "Island" is about - just the apartment being too small, and the exposure being too much for me. When I started the song it was all on acoustic, and that was the beginning of this idea of the album being a solo effort. But we transformed it into a rocker, and the guitar at the beginning claws into the idea of distance and landscape, which I really didn't have being in that apartment. I was longing for space, and the opening guitar line is supposed to resonate that. Then the band comes in, and everything becomes tight and crunchy. Again, that's meant to be a musical representation of the chaos I was experiencing inside the space of that apartment.
Some of the first people to hear the song were actually a group of Park Slope kindergarteners. Before the record was out, Claudio performed the song on a sidewalk for the children earlier this month.

That song now has a music video, and true to its theme, it was filmed inside two different Park Slope subway stations (the 7th Ave station and Grand Army Plaza). That video premieres in this post. You can watch it below.

Update: They're playing the Theater at MSG with Glassjaw and Silver Snakes.

Continue reading "Coheed & Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez's Park Slope move wasn't easy for him (as their new video illustrates) "

photos by Rudy Rubio

Motörhead / Faith No More / Thrice @ Riot Fest Chicago 9/11/2015
Riot Fest Chicago 2015
Riot Fest Chicago 2015
Riot Fest Chicago 2015
Riot Fest Chicago 2015
Riot Fest Chicago 2015

Having cut short or cancelled a number of recent live dates, it was anyone's guess how Friday's set would go. But over the course of an hour, Lemmy once again defied age and staked Motörhead's claim as one of the most unique bands in the history of metal, the result of their still potent mix of punk and heavy metal. "We are Motörhead... And we play rock and roll!" declared the frontman in his inimitable style.

Lemmy Kilmister, as CJ Ramone once pointed out, goes beyond mere rock and roll icon into a rare class more resembling a folk hero. "Is it loud enough?" he joked heading into the psychedelic haze of 1979's "Metropolis." "Would you like it louder? I'll have to turn it up then!" It was a joke he likely didn't even realize the irony of on an afternoon rife with sound issues.

Motörhead's punk influence was on full display during "Over the Top," a performance Lemmy dedicated to - who else? - himself. "This is gonna be the last song for us but if you make some noise, we come back" mocked the bassist as the opening chords to "Ace of Spades" rang out across Douglas Park Friday night. - [Chicago Now]

Following its Denver edition a couple weeks ago, Riot Fest's 2015 Chicago edition kicked off Friday (9/11) in Douglas Park. Day 1 sets included Motörhead (who had canceled some shows on this tour due to Lemmy's ill health), Ice Cube delivering a partial N.W.A. reunion with Ren and Yella, as well as Faith No More, Anthrax, Thrice, Anthrax, Fishbone, Death, Living Colour, Coheed & Cambria, No Doubt, and more.

Riot Fest Chicago wraps up today with Modest Mouse, The Prodigy, Snoop Dogg, L7, Jimmy Cliff, Beach Slang and more. Next weekend is Riot Fest Toronto. More pics from Riot Fest Chicago day 1, below...

Continue reading "Riot Fest Chicago day 1 pics: Motorhead, Faith No More, Thrice, Anthrax & more"

Dog and Frong

Tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented Cayetana, Chumped, Worriers and Thin Lips show at Baby's All Right this Saturday (8/15) are on sale now.

Tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented High on Fire, Pallbearer, Lucifer and Venomous Maximus shows at Irving Plaza on Saturday (8/15) at MHOW on Tuesday (8/18) are on sale now.

$3 RSVP is open for the Against Me!, Cakes Da Killa and Big Eyes Red Bull Sound Select show in Asbury Park, curated by BrooklynVegan.

Glassjaw (whose rhythm section reportedly left the band) will play an Asbury Park show opening for Coheed & Cambria on October 11 at Stone Pony Summer Stage. Tickets go on Live Nation/Music Geeks/WSOU/Venue presales at 10 AM. General on-sale starts Friday (8/14) at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Wonder Years, Motion City Soundtrack, State Champs and You Blew It! shows at Webster Hall go on sale at 10 AM. You Blew It! also play two smaller NYC shows with Sorority Noise this weekend.

Tickets for the Ash show at Gramercy Theatre go on Live Nation/Music Geeks presales at 10 AM.

Toronto's July Talk will return to NYC to play Bowery Ballroom on November 20 with Little Hurricane. Tickets go on AmEx presale at noon, with the general on-sale starting Friday at noon.

Oberhofer plays Rough Trade on October 2. Tickets go on AmEx presale at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday at noon.

Tickets for the Dillinger Four and Night Birds show at MHOW go on AmEx presale at noon. No presale for the Vitus show.

Tickets for the Hop Along and Radiator Hospital show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale at noon.

Tickets for the Saintseneca, The Sidekicks and Yowler show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale at noon. The Sidekicks also have a Silent Barn show with All Dogs this month (no advance tickets).

Tickets for the YACHT show at Rough Trade go on AmEx presale at noon.

Tickets for the Autre Ne Veut show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale at noon.

Tickets for Severed Heads' first NYC show in 25 years at Rough Trade (moved from Santos) are on sale now.

Frankie Cosmos already has a Shea Stadium show on 8/22 (tickets), and she added a Palisades show for September 19 with No One and The Somebodies, Thelma, and Yours Are the Only Ears. Tickets for that one are on sale now.

Potty Mouth, Crying and Heliotropes play Shea Stadium on September 24. Tickets are on sale now.

Art Garfunkel plays Carnegie Hall on October 3. Tickets go on sale Thursday (8/13) at 11 AM.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

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photo: Iggy Pop in Austin in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Iggy Pop

The full Riot Fest Denver and Chicago lineups were already announced, and more recently the day-by-day lineups were revealed. Check those out below.

You can still get tickets to Denver and Chicago, and now Groupon is also offering an exclusive presale on single-day tickets for Chicago.

Continue reading "Riot Fest Denver & Chicago daily lineups & Chicago Groupon"

photo: Death Grips at FYF Fest 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
Death Grips

First Toronto, then Chicago, now here's the 2015 Riot Fest Denver additions: System of a Down, The Prodigy, 88 Fingers Louie, Chef'Special, Input & Broken, and... Death Grips whose current tour surprisingly includes actual shows being played!

The additions join Modest Mouse, Pixies, Snoop Dogg (playing Doggystyle), Ice Cube (playing Straight Outta Compton remix), Rancid (playing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Iggy Pop, Run DMC, Motorhead, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Explosions in The Sky, Thrice, Babes In Toyland, Anthrax, Testament, The Damned, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, GZA, De La Soul, Desaparecidos, Nada Surf, The Lawrence Arms, The Get Up Kids, The Vandals, American Nightmare, Joyce Manor, 7 Seconds and more.

Riot Fest Denver happens August 28-30 at the Western Rodeo Complex. Tickets are still available. Updated poster and lineup below...

Continue reading "Riot Fest Denver 2015 adds Death Grips, System of a Down, The Prodigy, 88 Fingers Louie & more (updated lineup)"

Riot Fest Chicago 2015

Following the Riot Fest Toronto lineup additions, the 2015 Riot Fest Chicago lineup has now been expanded. Additions include System of a Down, The Prodigy, 88 Fingers Louie and Chef'Special.

They join Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle), Modest Mouse, No Doubt, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Tenacious D, BIlly Idol, Ice Cube (performing Straight Outta Compton remix(, Drive Like Jehu, Lifetime, Desaparecidos, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, Babes In Toyland, L7, The Damned, Death, Anthrax, Modern Life Is War, The Movielife, and more.

Riot Fest Chicago goes down September 11-13 in Douglas Park. Tickets are still available. Updated lineup below.

Update: Denver additions announced too.

Continue reading "Riot Fest Chicago 2015 adds System of a Down, The Prodigy, 88 Fingers Louie & more to lineup"

photo: Weezer at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

The blanks have been filled in for the Riot Fest Toronto 2015 lineup. Most excitingly, Weezer is playing their two best albums (Blue Album and Pinkerton), and in addition to that, there's The Prodigy, Cancer Bats, Bleachers, Courage My Love and Ritual.

The new additions join Wu-Tang Clan, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Motorhead (who announced a tour today), Echo & the Bunnymen, Thrice, Babes In Toyland, GWAR, Against Me!, Thurston Moore, and more. This year's Riot Fest Toronto happens September 19-20 in Downsview Park.

Tickets are back on sale. Updated poster below.

Riot Fest Chicago additions here. Denver here.

Continue reading "Riot Fest Toronto 2015 lineup additions (Weezer playing 'Blue' and 'Pinkerton,' The Prodigy, Cancer Bats, more)"

Fun Fun Fun Fest poster

Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest returns in 2015 from November 6-8 at Auditorium Shores, and as usual the lineup is amazing. There's Jane's Addiction (performing Ritual de lo habitual), Gogol Bordello (performing Gypsy Punks), The Dwarves (performing Blood, Guts & Pussy), the first-ever Texas show and only US show of 2015 for '80s metal legends Venom, a reunion from DC hardcore vets Dag Nasty, Yeah Yeah Yeahs/Blood Brothers/Locust side project Head Wound City, D'Angelo, NOFX, American Football, Ride, The Charlatans (UK), Wu-Tang Clan, Schoolboy Q, Grimes, Cheap Trick, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Babes In Toyland, American Nightmare, Converge, Chain of Strength, Desaparecidos, Skinny Puppy, Afrika Bambaataa, Future Islands, Fucked Up, Neon Indian, Hudson Mohawke, Joey Bada$$, Alvvays, Speedy Ortiz, Parquet Courts, Power Trip, La Dispute, Title Fight, Shamir, Mikal Cronin, Viet Cong and many more.

Tickets go on sale today (5/28) at 10 AM CT (11 AM EST). Full lineup and announcement video below.

The lineup for the Dag Nasty reunion is the same one they played the Salad Days show in DC with in 2012: original vocalist Shawn Brown, plus Brian Baker, Roger Marbury and Colin Sears.

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015 lineup: Jane's Addiction, D'Angelo, L7, NOFX, Wu-Tang, Venom, Ride, American Football, American Nightmare, Converge, Charlatans, Dag Nasty, MANY more"

UPDATE: More artists added.

Riot Fest

First Toronto, then Denver, now the Riot Fest Chicago 2015 lineup is announced. It includes Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle), Modest Mouse, No Doubt, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Tenacious D, Billy Idol, Ice Cube (performing Straight Outta Compton remix), Alkaline Trio, Taking Back Sunday, Drive Like Jehu, Merle Haggard, Lifetime, Desaparecidos, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, Babes In Toyland, L7, Thrice, The Lawrence Arms, The Dwarves (performing Blood, Guts and Pussy), Jimmy Cliff, The Damned, Against Me!, Living Colour, Fishbone, Death, Hum, GWAR, Civ, The Thurston Moore Band, Echo & the Bunnymen, Anthrax, Modern Life Is War, The Movielife, FIDLAR, Andrew WK, Steve Ignorant & Paranoid Visions, Alvvays, Speedy Ortiz, Beach Slang, Tommy Stinson and many more, plus a few more TBA.

Tickets are on sale now. This year happens at the new location of Douglas Park from September 11-13. All currently announced artists are listed below...

Continue reading "Riot Fest Chicago 2015: Faith No More, Billy Idol, Lifetime, Hum, Desaparecidos, Civ, Ice Cube, Merle Haggard & more"

UPDATE: More artists added.

Riot Fest

We just posted the Riot Fest Toronto lineup, and here's the Riot Fest Denver 2015 lineup: Modest Mouse, Pixies, Snoop Dogg (playing Doggystyle), Iggy Pop, Tenacious D, Ice Cube & special guests (playing Straight Outta Compton remix), Run DMC, Rancid (playing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Motorhead, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Explosions in the Sky, Cypress Hill, Alkaline Trio, Thrice, Babes In Toyland, Anthrax, The Damned, Eagles of Death Metal, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, GZA, De La Soul, Testament, Desaparecidos, Nada Surf, The Lawrence Arms, Andrew WK, GWAR, The Black Lips, The Dead Milkmen, The Get Up Kids, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, The Vandals, 7 Seconds, Joyce Manor, OFF!, Speedy Ortiz, Beach Slang and many more. A few more bands, including two headliners, TBA.

Tickets are on early bird sale now. This year, the fest happens at the new location of Western Rodeo Complex from August 28-30.

UPDATE: Chicago announced too.

All currently announced Denver bands are listed below...

Continue reading "Riot Fest Denver 2015: Modest Mouse, Pixies, Iggy Pop, Run DMC, L7, Snoop Dogg, American Nightmare, 7Seconds, more"

UPDATE: More artists added.

Riot Fest

Riot Fest Toronto returns in 2015 from September 19-20 in Downsview Park, and today the initial lineup has been announced. There's Wu-Tang Clan, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Motorhead, Drive Like Jehu, Echo & the Bunnymen, Thrice, Alexisonfire, Eagles of Death Metal, Against Me!, Babes In Toyland, GWAR, The Thurston Moore Band, DOA, The Dead Milkmen, Moneen, Atmosphere, Doomtree, Andrew WK, FIDLAR, Tyler the Creator, and many more. Two of the headliners are TBA, one of which is performing an album in full, and a few other bands will be added too.

Tickets go on sale June 16, the same day that the full lineup will be announced.

UPDATE: Chicago and Denver announced too.

All currently announced Toronto bands are listed below...

Continue reading "Riot Fest Toronto 2015 lineup: Wu-Tang, Rancid, Motorhead, Drive Like Jehu, Bunnymen, Gwar, Babes In Toyland, more"

Wrecking Ball Fest

Atlanta venue The Masquerade celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with the inaugural Wrecking Ball Festival. The lineup was just announced and its loaded with punk and punk-related bands from several generations, including Descendents, Judge, Desaparecidos, The Get Up Kids, The Movielife, Title Fight, Modern Life Is War, American Nightmare, Samiam, Braid, The Appleseed Cast, Knapsack, Thrice, Glassjaw, Blacklisted, Small Brown Bike, Cave In, The Lawrence Arms, Pianos Become The Teeth, Yuck, Beach Slang, Girlpool, Frankie Cosmos and so many more. Check out the rest of this amazing lineup below.

The fest happens August 8-9, and there's also a Karaoke pre-party on August 7 with reg Hetson of Bad Religion, Derek O'Brien of Social Distortion and The Adolescents, Eric Melvin of NOFX, and Stan Lee and Edward Tater of the Dickies. Festival tickets and pre-party tickets go on sale Monday, April 6 at 10 AM.

Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Atlanta's inaugural Wrecking Ball Fest includes Descendents, Judge, Desaparecidos, The Get Up Kids, Braid & MANY more"

Layne Staley

"The mother of deceased Alice in Chains lead singer Layne Staley has sued her son's former bandmates, claiming they cut her out of royalties owed on the band's hits.

Staley's mother Nancy McCallum contends the surviving members of Alice in Chains owe her half of the money due Staley - about 16 percent of the hard rock band's income. According to the lawsuit, the band has attempted to cut her out of any further payments. [seattlepi {via)]

The Staley-less Alice in Chains meanwhile are on the road and play the MMRBQ at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ on Saturday (5/18) with Cheap Trick and fellow grunge representatives Soundgarden (who we just caught in Jersey earlier this month).

Later in the summer Alice in Chains join Jane's Addiction for a "Rockstar Energy" tour that hits CT, NJ and NY among other places. All of those dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Layne Staley's mom suing Alice in Chains (who are playing the MMRBQ w/ Soundgarden & Cheap Trick)"


The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival tour is happening this summer with Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Middle Class Rut, and others. It hits the NYC-area on August 10 at Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT, August 17 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, and August 18 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Limp Wrist reunion show at Le Poisson Rouge are on sale now. Still no advance tickets for their Union Pool show.

Tickets to see The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters at a Celebrate Brooklyn! show in Prospect Park go on AmEx and a BRIC presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Death From Above 1979 and Fucked Up play a Governors Ball afterparty at Irving Plaza go on LiveNation and Music Geeks presale today at 10 AM. (Music geeks password is "musicgeeks")

Rush Midnight and Rioux are playing Mercury Lounge on May 3. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Between The Buried and Me at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Harriet Roberts)
Between The Buried and Me

Russian Circles will head out on a US tour supporting Coheed & Cambria, alongside support from Between the Buried and Me. The US tour, which kicks off in early February in DC, loops the country finishing up in NYC with a show at Radio City Music Hall on March 16. Ticket info is still forthcoming.

All tour dates are listed below, along with video from Russian Circles and Between the Buried and Me.

Continue reading "Russian Circles and Between the Buried and Me touring with Coheed & Cambria, including Radio City Music Hall (dates)"

Iron Maiden at Madison Square Garden in 2010 (more by Justina Villaneuva)
Iron Maiden

IRON MAIDEN are back on the road this summer with a series of Arena, Amphitheatre and Festival shows in the U.S.A. and Canada, opening in Charlotte, NC, U.S.A. on June 21, and finishing in Houston, TX, on Aug 18 (dates listed below), to be followed by further dates around the World in 2013. The MAIDEN ENGLAND WORLD TOUR will closely mirror, in terms of production and content, the original 1988 concert video of the same name, shot on the "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son Tour".
Iron Maiden will play shows with Alice Cooper on some dates and Coheed & Cambria on others. Look for Alice Cooper at both NYC area shows: June 28th at Jones Beach and July 2nd at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Maiden will release details on fan presales in the near future via their website, but ticketing info is otherwise unavailable.

Alice Cooper is also playing Bonnaroo this year.

All Iron Maiden tour dates and some video from that production in 1988, below.

Continue reading "Iron Maiden touring like it's 1988 (shows include Jones Beach & Prudential Center w/ Alice Cooper) -- 2012 Tour Dates"

photos by Kurt Christensen

"So me, Riff, and Elyse saw Soundgarden at Jones Beach. It was an awesome show! The whole band can still fucking rip." - veganaction


It was a generational mix of fans as old classic rock loving men mixed with metal heads, Gen X and Gen Y'ers as the 90's came back alive and everyone remembered when grunge was king. Opening with "Searching with my Good Eye Closed," Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd reinvoked the power and thunder that fans have loved them for all these years. It was a trip down memory lane as the band are reintroducing themselves with their back catalogue of singles, B-sides and very deep early cuts and in a set list that appealed to the casual listener to the hardcore fan, Soundgarden were not ready to play any of the new material they have been working on and they didn't need to, they stuck to the working wheel of high octane, dark and murky rock and roll. "Jones Beach, sorry for the wait! We got some new songs but you won't hear any tonight, this is an old song" a bearded Chris Cornell told the crowd right before kicking into "Jesus Christ Pose" -[Officially a Yuppie]
Soundgarden played two NYC area shows over the weekend with Coheed & Cambria. They hit July 8th at Prudential Center in Newark and July 9th at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY. Their set consisted mainly of material off Louder Than Love, Badmotorfinger, and Superunknown, with a few other cuts as well. The above review and photos in this post come from Jones Beach. We also have setlists and videos from both below.

Last night, Sunday night (7/10), Coheed & Cambria opened for Soundgarden at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass, but without their bassist who was arrested at the venue for robbing a pharmacy earlier that day!

Soundgarden is currently touring the east coast, and will play upcoming dates in Phildelphia and Atlantic City (with Mars Volta) in the coming days. Full tour schedule (which now includes a headlining appearance at Voodoo in New Orleans), with more pictures (though none of Coheed), videos and setlists below...

Continue reading "Soundgarden played Jones Beach & the Prudential Center (pics, setlists & videos)"

Coheed bassist

"Just hours before his band was to open for Soundgarden on Sunday, the bass player for Coheed and Cambria, the alternative rock band from Nyack, N.Y., was arrested on charges he robbed a pharmacy in Massachusetts to get prescription painkillers, the Associated Press reported.

The police said the bassist, Mike Todd, entered the Walgreens pharmacy in Attleboro, Mass., on Sunday afternoon and showed the pharmacists a note on his telephone claiming he had a bomb. Mr. Todd, who is 30, was said to have demanded six bottles of OxyContin and then caught a cab to the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass., where his band was to play the opening set before Soundgarden took the stage. He was arrested at the concert hall before the show and charged with armed robbery and possession of a controlled substance, the police said. The band played without him." [NY Times]

The band have found a new bassist which means the Jones Beach show on Saturday was Mike Todd's last.

Update: Pictures from the Jones Beach show (though none of Coheed), HERE.

People at Williamsburg Waterfront last year (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Williamsburg Waterfront

This summer's Williamsburg Waterfront concert season begins this weekend with a free show on Saturday (6/11) (5:30pm doors). For what it's worth, that show is Coheed and Cambria, Adrian Belew Power Trio and Tigers Jaw, but it is free. It's also one of three currently announced free shows (there will be five free shows total, one of which will be classical music). The other two announced free events are Eugene Mirman and Pretty Good Friends (Patton Oswalt will be one of those friends!) and special musical guests They Might Be Giants on July 29, and a children's show with Moey's Music Party and Story Pirates (who recently hosted a benefit) on June 19 at noon.

Ticketed shows include Death From Above 1979, Death Cab for Cutie, Sonic Youth, Bright Eyes, Thievery Corporation (with Dam-Funk & Master Blazter and Raphael Saadiq opening), TV on the Radio, Fleet Foxes and more. Check out the full lineup with openers listed below...

Continue reading "Williamsburg Waterfront opens this weekend, here is the full updated summer schedule"

by BBG


Over the past few months, we've been busy jamming, writing and hanging out together - exploring the creative aspect of being Soundgarden. It feels great. We have some cool new songs that we are going to record very soon. Thank you for all of the support!

Loudest of Love,

Ben, Chris, Kim and Matt

Until we hear that new material, we'll have to either settle for Live on I-5 (a new live album recorded in 1996) or catch Soundgarden on the road this summer! The reunited Seattle band will hit the road for select North American dates with support from Coheed & Cambria on some dates and The Mars Volta on others.

Coheed & Cambria (who is also scheduled to play a free show at Williamsburg Waterfront) will join Soundgarden at both NYC-area dates, July 8th at Prudential Center in Neark and July 9th at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY. Tickets for Prudential Center and Jones beach go on Fan Presale at 9AM and 7AM PDT (aka noon and 10AM EST) respectively, while regular sale for both Prudential Center and Jones Beach kicks off at 10AM on 5/13. They also play Mohegan Sun in CT on July 6th and the Borgata in Atlantic City on July 14th. All dates are listed below.

The Mars Volta play the Atlantic City date, but neither of the NYC-area shows, so maybe they'll announce their own NYC show soon? Omar and Cedric last played NYC together in March.

In related news, Kim Thayil of Soundgarden recently contributed guitar to the new record by A Storm of Light, As The Valley of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade. Check out that track/a recent interview with Josh Graham.

All tour dates, some with Queens of the Stone Age and Meat Puppets too, are listed below...

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Williamsburg Waterfront last year (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)

As I previously wrote, "there will be concerts at the Williamsburg Waterfront this summer. In fact, the plan is to have 10 ticketed shows and 5 free shows." And, "The five free concert dates are still TBD, but one will be of a classical/philharmonic nature, and one will be geared towards kids. The free shows may or may not be on Sundays or even on weekends, and they will definitely not have anything to do with Jelly."

Since then three ticketed shows have been announced: Kid Cudi on Wednesday, July 6th (on sale), Death Cab For Cutie/Frightened Rabbit on Tuesday, August 2nd (on sale 5/6, but a presale starts 4/29), and Sonic Youth/Wild Flag on Friday, August 12th (on sale Friday). Seven more announcements to come.

Service Charge-free tickets are available at the Best Buy Theater Box Office (44th and Broadway in Manhattan) and at Sound Fix Records (44 Berry St. at North 11th St. in Brooklyn).

Two of the five free shows have also now been announced. The first is nothing like what Jelly would have booked: Coheed and Cambria, Adrian Belew Power Trio, and Tigers Jaw play the Williamsburg Waterfront on Saturday, June 11th. The second is sort of like what Jelly might have booked, but more closely resembles what you'd get at Celebrate Brooklyn: Eugene Mirman "& Pretty Good Friends Featuring Kristen Schaal & Many Surprise Guests" open for They Might Be Giants at Wiliamsburg Waterfront on Friday, July 29th.

Assuming TMBG won't be playing a kids set, and that the comedians will tell a few dirty jokes, the free kids show announcement is still to come, as is the classical concert date info (which means just one more completely unknown free lineup to come). Both announced free shows open their doors at 5:30pm.

All five shows, ticketed and free, are part of the "2011 T-MOBILE WILLIAMSBURG WATERFRONT CONCERT SERIES PRESENTED BY OSA" and "supported by Onitsuka Tiger, Vitamin Water, and Brooklyn Brewery."

All five shows are listed in an easy-to-read format below....

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by BBG

Steve of Torche, riding the (fat) waves (more by Justina Villanueva)

Over the coming weeks, we'll be announcing details of some of our (many) day & night shows happening in Austin during SXSW this year. Emo's on March 17th is the first of these shows, and mark my words, it will be utter pandemonium. Proof? The first announcement of more than twelve bands slated for the free gig is Torche. Stay tuned for more announcements, but until then, save the date.

Later that night we move over to Club DeVille for an official showcase featuring Serena Maneesh, Califone and more TBA. Then on Friday, we've also just revealed, that we'll be hanging out at Club DeVille again for another day party with Lucero and many more TBA there too.

The Wednesday BV Day Party is one of a handful of Austin dates for Torche before the band takes a breather, only to reignite for a string of dates with Coheed & Cambria and Circa Survive that include May 26th at Rumsey Playfield (aka Central Park Summerstage). Ticket info is forthcoming.

In related news, Torche will team up with Boris to domestically release Chapter Ahead Of Being Fake for Hydrahead. No word on an exact release date. Torche's Steve Brooks is getting his old band Floor back together. Robotic Empire will release a mega-mega-mega boxset for the band. Preorder it here.

A new-ish video for "King Beef" and full Torche dates are below.

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Wow...Public Image Ltd, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Grace Jones, Fever Ray, Devo, Hot Chip, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, Mew, Camera Obscura, Gil Scott-Heron, The xx, John Waters, Dillinger Escape Plan, Deer Tick, Gary Numan... Full Coachella 2010 lineup below....

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