Entries tagged with: Monster Magnet
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""There ain't no pioneers/I just sort what I like from what's already there" #MonsterMagnet" - Ted Leo
Monster Magnet / Royal Thunder / White Hills
Monster Magnet performed all of their fan favorite Spine of God as part of a select set of dates that included Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday (12/14). Pictures, video and the setlist from that Brooklyn show, which included support from Royal Thunder and White Hills, are in this post. More below....
Starland Ballroom (more by Tim Griffin)
Another victim of Sandy. The NJ music venue writes:
A MESSAGE FROM THE STARLAND BALLROOM:Damn. See below for a list of shows affected:
The last two weeks in New Jersey have been a testament to our state's resilience. We've witnessed New Jersey's worst days, but also its greatest humanity. We've seen destruction, but we've also seen ho
pe, hard work and determination.
Our situation at Starland is a microcosm of these scenarios -- yet one we realize is significantly less important than one's home, family or livelihood. Hurricane Sandy devastated our electrical system and damaged our sound, lighting, heating / cooling and plumbing systems - all necessary ingredients in operating a public venue. Given the demand for these components in the regional housing and commercial sectors, we do not anticipate being able to open again until Spring 2013.
Speaking of 2013, it's the year in which we intend to celebrate Starland Ballroom's 10th anniversary. So we're dedicated to taking this time to rebuild the state's best concert venue, and make it even better. We'll take inspiration from all of our New Jersey neighbors who are working hard to get their lives back to normal. When it's all said and done, we'll be here for some of the best live concert celebrations available.
You can help in this effort: Send us an email to email@example.com with your suggestions and ideas on how to make Starland even better. We'll read every last one of them.
Most of our shows will be canceled. A few will be moved to new locations. We'll have them listed here and at Starlandballroom.com ASAP.
Fans holding tickets to the canceled shows will receive a full refund, including fees. If you bought tickets online or via phone, you will receive an automatic refund within 7-10 business days. If you bought your tickets from a Ticketmaster retail outlet, you may return your tickets to that exact location for your refund. Tickets purchased here at Starland can be turned in for a full refund plus service fees during new hours of operation - Thursdays and Fridays from 3-6pm and Saturdays from 11am-2pm. The Box Office will not be open on Thanksgiving. Fans holding tickets to relocated shows, but unable to attend due to the new location, are also entitled to a refund. 2012 Starland SeasonPass holders will be permitted to use their passes for shows in 2013.
We regret that any of these shows are going away, but not as much as we regret the pain, suffering and destruction experienced by our customers throughout the Garden State. Much like the spirit of New Jersey, you can't stop rock n' roll. And we don't intend to.
Jersey proud, Starlanders. We'll see you soon.
Royal Thunder at BV-BBG CMJ 2012, (more by Nate "Igor" Smith)
Royal Thunder's ongoing tour with ASG and Corrosion of Conformity came to Brooklyn for a show at Saint Vitus on Saturday night (11/10). Watch Some video from that NYC appearance below along with the list of remaining dates.
Speaking of their dates, they now have even more. Look for Royal Thunder to support Monster Magnet at their upcoming string of Spine of God dates, including Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 14 with White Hills (tickets) and Starland Ballroom on December 15 (tickets).
Updated tour dates and video from Saint Vitus below...
Monster Magnet at Music Hall of Williamsburg (more by Greg Cristman)
Much like they did with Dopes to Infinity earlier this year, Monster Magnet will perform all of ther 1992 LP Spine of God plus "the hits" at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 14 and in Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom on December 15. Tickets for MHoW go on AMEX presale on Wednesday (8/8) at noon and regular sale on Friday (8/10), while Starland Ballroom tickets are on sale 8/10 at noon.
Monster Magnet will also be bringing Spine of God to Philadelphia on Dec 16 at The Trocadero.
Stream all of the Spine of God LP below alongside a list of all, mostly-European, tour dates.
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photos by Greg Cristman
Monster Magnet performed Dopes To Infinity in full in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 1/13 and the next night at Starland Ballroom in NJ, the only places the band performed the album.
The headliners was joined by Naam, Quest for Fire and Ladykiller! at the NYC show which we have pictured in this post. More pics, along with the setlist (which was the same both nights), below...
Monster Magnet's Dopes To Infinity
Monster Magnet will play all of their breakout LP Dopes To Infinity as well as "the hits" at a pair of NYC area shows in January: Music Hall of Williamsburg on January 13th with Naam, Quest For Fire, Ladykiller! & the Heavy Shit DJ's, and Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on January 14th with Ladykiller!, Lords Of Mercy, Life Without Warming, The Black Clouds, & Black Ocean. The two dates are the only known US shows as part of their Dopes To Infinity tour, which kicks off in November in Europe. Tickets to MHoW and to Starland Ballroom go on AMEX presale Wednesday with regular sale kicking off on Friday.
Monster Magnet is also preparing to release Dopes, a limited-edition three track EP on 10" vinyl that will feature "reimagined" versions of "King Of Mars", "All Friends and Kingdom Come", and "Dopes To Infinity". The EP is due this month via their own Studio 13 label. Dopes To Infinity, released in 1995, preceeded their later Powertrip LP which would eventually go gold on the strength of the single "Space Lord".
Naam, who recently released their Nirvana covers 7", are currently hard at work on a new long-player, though no word as to where (label-wise) or when that will surface.
All tour dates and some video is below.