Entries tagged with: Wolfmother
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
photo: Revocation at Gramercy in 2014 (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
As always, the metal and hardcore universe continues to exist unabated. Here's a roundup of some stuff coming up...
There's a bunch of heavy festivals here in the states. Besides the always-great festivals like Maryland Deathfest, there are a few recent metal fests announced that lean more towards mall metal but do have some good stuff. First of all there's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which goes down in Worcester, MA On April 15-16. This year's lineup includes headliners The Black Dahlia Murder and Killswitch Engage, plus Earth Crisis, Ringworm, Rivers of Nihil, Old Wounds, Fallujah and various others. Tickets are on sale now.
There's also Heavy Montreal for the border-crossing metalheads. That one happens on August 6-7 and involves Mastodon, Ghost, Sabaton, Carcass, Suffocation, Inquisition, Kataklysm, Biohazard, Mantar and again, Killswitch Engage. Tickets are on sale.
Also, in upstate NY, there's Rock'n Derby Festival on May 20-22 with Lamb of God, Megadeth, Clutch, Wolfmother, Wild Throne, Anthrax and Ghost. Not to mention Dokken and Scott Stapp! This fest will also involve a demolition derby and pro wrestling. What are you waiting for? Buy tickets now.
In terms of NYC shows coming up, tech-death monsters Revocation are going on a short run of dates and hitting Saint Vitus on March 17. Support for that has yet to be announced, but tickets for that are on sale now. Dates below.
Old-school evil black metal band Archgoat are touring with Valkyrja, and they'll be stopping in NYC for a show at Saint Vitus on March 20. Tickets for that are on sale now, and you can check out all tour dates below.
Heavy, catchy punks Angel Du$t are playing a few east coast dates with Higher Power and Soft Grip, including NYC at The Acheron on March 18 with support from Liberty. Tickets for that are on sale now, and you can check out those dates below.
There's some new music making the rounds, including a new single from locals Prong. That's called "Cut and Dry," it's from their upcoming album X - No Absolutes, which is out today (2/5) and you can stream it below. The whole album is on Spotify.
San Francisco doom duo Black Cobra have a new album on the way called Imperium Simulacra and they recently debuted the title track. It's a stellar piece of riff-mongering, the likes of which we've come to expect from this band, and you can stream it below. Imperium Simulacra is out February 25 via Season of Mist.
Canadian power-metal band Striker just premiered their incredibly fun new LP Stand in the Fire over at Invisible Oranges. You can stream that ripper below. As always, keep an eye on IO for a steady stream of good metal.
Now on to the reminders. Since we last spoke much has been announced. There's Amon Amarth/Entombed A.D., The Sword/Purson, Dylan Carlson, Weekend Nachos, Kvelertak/Torche/Wild Throne, and Grim Reaper.
And of course there's more. You've got five (five) Killswitch Engage shows, Magrudergrind/Mutilation Rites, Cauldron, Tau Cross, Unearth/Ringworm, Dragged Into Sunlight/Primitive Man/Cult Leader/Churchburn, UXO/Primitive Weapons, Behemoth/Myrkur, Ghost, Cannabis Corpse, Pig Destroyer/Dropdead/Full of Hell, and Whores/Fight Amp.
Also: Dysrhthmia/Artificial Brain, Poison Idea/Child Bite/Iron Reagan AND Poison Idea/Child Bite/Sheer Terror, Rivers of Nihil Krallice/Sabbath Assembly/Gnaw, Coffins/Noisem/Ilsa, Bell Witch/Wrekmeister Harmonies, Black Tusk, Taake, Young and In the Way, Vattnet Viskar, and Bongzilla/Black Cobra.
And, to give you a fourth paragraph of links (because 4th time is the charm), there's Abbath/High on Fire/Skeletonwitch/Tribulation, Abigail Williams/Fleshgod Apocalypse, Melvins/Napalm Death/Melt Banana, Cannibal Corpse/Obituary/Cryptopsy, Voivod/Vektor/Eight Bells, Megadeth/Suicidal Tendencies, Black Sabbath, Slayer/Testament/Carcass, AC/DC, and Iron Maiden.
That about does it. What did we miss? Stream new Black Cobra, Prong, and Striker, and check out the new Conan video below...
photo: ATDI at Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
At the Drive-In briefly reunited in 2012, and lately Cedric and Omar have been busy with their band Antemasque (now including Travis Barker), but they're ready to reunite once again. Their only date announced so far is bro-rock fest Rock on the Range, which happens May 20-22 in Columbus, OH.
The rest of that fest includes Red Hot Chili Peppers, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Ghost, Wolfmother, Death From Above 1979, Clutch, Between the Buried and Me, The Sword, Code Orange and Wild Throne, but it's mostly stuff you'd want to avoid like Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, P.O.D., Issues, etc. You can check out the full lineup here and get tickets here.
Let's hope ATDI add more shows. Meanwhile, watch their 2012 Coachella performance below...
Throwback riff-rockers Wolfmother broke up and then reformed back in 2013 (with frontman Andrew Stockdale the lone original member). Now they're actually releasing a new album and heading out on tour in support of that. The album is called Victorious and it comes out 2/19 on Universal. The band has shared two new songs, the title track and "City Lights," and you can stream both below.
That tour will take the band through NYC for a show at Webster Hall on March 3. Tickets for that show go on sale November 30. No word yet on support.
Check out the two new songs and all tour dates for Wolfmother below.
Wolfmother at MHOW in 2009 (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Well that was fast. Earlier this year, Wolfmother announced their breakup, and soon after, frontman Andrew Stockdale announced that he would be going on a solo tour in support of his new album, Keep Moving (out now), which would hit NYC on 8/6 at Bowery Ballroom and 8/7 at MHOW. But now the band have, um, "gotten back together" (though Andrew is still the only original member and it's actually the same lineup as the one on his solo album), and Andrew's solo tour, including both NYC dates, has been cancelled. Refunds for the NYC shows are available at point of purchase.
After canceling the tour, Wolfmother booked three California shows, the first of which took place at LA's Troubadour this past Monday (7/15). You can check out a video of the band playing "Woman" and the full setlist from that show, along with a list of all remaining tour dates, below.
Andrew Stockdale w/ Wolfmother at MHOW in 2009 (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Australian retro rockers Wolfmother officially broke up this year after multiple lineup changes, and frontman/only constant member Andrew Stockdale has decided to continue performing under his own name. He'll release his first solo album, Keep Moving, next week (6/11) via Caroline Records. It's currently being teased on iTunes with a 4-track EP, which can also be streamed below via Spotify.
Andrew was set to kick off an Australian tour this week but postponed it until later this year, and he's also just begun announcing North American tour dates too. Those North American dates include NYC shows happening on August 6 at Bowery Ballroom and August 7 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for those shows go on AmEx presale today (6/5) at noon with a general on-sale beginning Friday (6/7) at noon.
In regards to whether or not we can expect Wolfmother material at these shows, Andrew tells Noise11, We'll play 'Woman' and 'Joker', 'Long Way Girl' and 'Keep Moving'. I was a solo guy who had a band name, like Queens of the Stone Age or Smashing Pumpkins, Icehouse".
All currently-announced North American dates are listed, along with those song streams, below...
We try to keep tabs on various festivals around the world here on BrooklynVegan, many of which you'll eventually see pictures from. Today we focus on Belgium.
Pukkelpop goes down from August 16 - 18. That festival includes The Stone Roses, Bjork, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Refused, Wilco, The Hives, The Shins, The Afghan Whigs, Lykke Li, Hot Chip, Feist, Flying Lotus, tUnE-yArDs, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baroness, Ceremony, A-Trak, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and more. The full lineup is listed below. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.
Rock Werchter, which falls a bit more on the mainstream side, happens in Belgium even sooner, running from June 28 - July 1. That lineup includes The Cure, Jack White, X, Mastodon, Garbage, The xx, M83, Metric, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Perfume Genius, Bat For Lashes, Michael Kiwanuka, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Regina Spektor, Florence + the Machine, The Vaccines and more. Tickets for the festival are
on sale now sold out.
The full lineups for both Pukkelpop and Rock Wercher are listed below.
photos by Vincent Cornelli
"You ready for some Grateful Dead action after this?" asked singer Julian Casablancas early in the Stokes set, referring to Furthur, the band led by the Dead's Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, already in progress at the eastern edge of the polo field. The uncertain response suggested fans were staying put - just as others were for Furthur. The Strokes sounded exceptionally muscular in the park's expansive setting. Fabrizio Moretti contributed heavy beats to "Vision of Division" and "Reptilia," as Casablancas eased his vocals from deadpan to excited and back again. "This is It" slowly built to a sing-along as Albert Hammond Jr. and Nick Valensi created an intricate overlap of guitars. "I remember playing these songs in front of four people," Casablancas said, looking out on the tens of thousands of fans. "It's really surreal." Even, apparently, after all the year's of the band's success. -[Rolling Stone]The Strokes and Furthur were two of many participants (including Bassnectar and My Morning Jacket and Al Green) at the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco on August 14th & 15th. In addition to sets from Gogol Bordello, Social Distortion, Phoenix, Kings of Leon, and many more (photo sets of all those bands are below), Outside Lands also featured an appearance from "one of the day's best acts" Chromeo ...
"...At about 5:50 PM, one of the day's best acts appeared at the Outside Lands Festival.
The music was thumping, adrenaline pumping, the sun shining, and many in the crowd -- tapping into a singular energy -- could hold back no longer. They put their inhibitions aside and let themselves be drawn to the beats blasting from the Twin Peaks Stage. Some ran, jumped and moved like they never had before, heading toward a common purpose.
Of course, I'm referring to the bum rush of fans that managed to scramble past the guards and bust down part of the fence along John F. Kennedy Drive, allowing scores of people to hustle in before the riot control guards on horsies and the rent-a-guard dudes in orange t-shirts could stop the inflow." - [San Francisco Chronicle]
Videos of the incident, with the rest of our pictures from the 2010 Outside Lands Festival, below...
Slash released a special-guest-filled album solo called called "Slash" in March. Four of the five members of the Appetite for Destruction era Guns N' Roses lineup appear on the album: Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler. You can figure out who's missing. Iggy Pop, Ozzy, Lemmy, Dave Grohl, Chris Cornell, and others (even Fergie?) (but not Jack White) appear as guests on the album too. You can stream it, and download a track, below.
Slash is currently on tour in Europe. In fact, you may have heard about how he was "attacked" by a fan on stage at a recent show. That viral video is below.
Slash starts playing North American shows in September. That now includes a September 14th show at Terminal 5 in NYC. $32.50 tickets go on sale Friday at noon. All currently announced dates, the attack video, album stream/download widgets and the full "Slash" album tracklist (with guests), below...
Outside Lands 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival 2010 takes place in Golden Gate Park from August 14th-15th. Headlining acts for the fest include Kings of Leon, Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, Phoenix, Social Distortion, Levon Helm and Al Green. Other acts include Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, The Budos Band, Dawes, Gogol Bordello, Cat Power Janelle Monáe and Tokyo Police Club. The full lineup (which will be added to) is below.
Two-day passes go on sale Tuesday, June 2nd at 1pm EST. Single day tickets go on sale Sunday, June 6th.
A video trailer for this year's fest and the lineup is below...
Frank Frazetta's Dark Kingdom from 1976, which was the basis for the Molly Hatchet album cover Flirtin' with Disaster
Frank Frazetta is one of the most prolific and well known illustrators of the 20th century, ...due in part to the variety of media in which his art has appeared (comics, posters, album covers, books, etc.), but also to his very recognizable style. ...He received formal art training at the Brooklyn Academy of Fine Arts... [and] entered into the world of comic book illustration at the age of 16, with work on Shining Knight comics. His early work was for DC, but he later did work for Timely (Marvel), Standard, and Toby.... In 1952, he worked as an assistant for Al Capp ("L'il Abner"), but quit in 1960 after disagreement over salary cuts. He turned to paperback cover illustrating to pay the bills. While not very lucrative at the time, the illustrations are today sought by many collectors, especially his work on the Edgar Rice Burroughs titles (Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, and others). In the mid 60s Frazetta joined other former EC cartoonists at Warren Publications, where he worked on "Creepy", "Eerie", and helped design Vampirella. Frazetta's work was probably at its most popular in the 1970s, where it could seen almost everywhere. His drawings were and are instantly recognizable - the men are impossibly muscular, the women are supernaturally beautiful, and the monsters are indescribably hideous. -[imdb]Frazetta had his hand in designing album covers for bands like Nazareth, Molly Hatchet, Yngwie Malmsteen, and most recently, the cover of Wolfmother's self-titled LP. He was the subject of the 2003 documentary Frazetta: Painting with Fire. Frazetta died of a stroke today after feeling ill after a Mother's Day dinner last night. R.I.P. Frank Frazetta (February 9, 1928 - May 10, 2010). Some videos below...
"The 2010 Lollapalooza line-up is official: Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, and Phoenix will headline, joined by Social Distortion, MGMT, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, and The Black Keys. With 130 bands on this year's bill, its sure to be a weekend long feast for the ears.After extremely accurate early leaks and then much teasing, Lollapalooza oficially announces this year's lineup. Check it out below...
It's a monumental year for Lollapalooza, filled with homecomings, reunions, and first-times. Soundgarden, 1992 and 1996 Lollapalooza alumni, return to the Lollapalooza stage for their first performance since 1997. Green Day will rock Grant Park sixteen years after their first Lollapalooza appearance. While Lady Gaga will headline the festival only three short years after playing the BMI stage at Lollapalooza 2007.
Arcade Fire returns to Grant Park, having played the reincarnated Lollapalooza in 2005. This is the first Lollapalooza for The Strokes - and also their first show in four years. And making their Lollapalooza debut: Phoenix." - Lollapalooza
words & photos by Benjamin Lozovsky
When a musical act does what it does well, it can be hard to ignore. Their music might not be wildly innovative or emotionally challenging or rhetorically complex; but a pretty picture is still a pretty picture, no matter how much one may try to elicit some bogus existential commentary from its depths. Wolfmother might be one the quintessential examples of such an approach in today's rock landscape; you know exactly what to expect, and yet you still end up surprised and exhilarated when a head-on experience with the band is through.
Such was the attractive canvas on view Monday night (11/9) at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, where the band played its second of two New York City gigs as part of its 2009 North American tour with The Heartless Bastards (the first was at the much larger Terminal 5 in Manhattan). With as much subtly as a Jeff Koons masterpiece, Wolfmother ripped through a nearly two-hour set of cleverly interpreted 70's arena rock pastiche, replete with all the genre-characterizing theatrics one would come to expect from a band categorically set on suckling from the same breast as their prototypical influences.
Wolfmother has added a show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 9th, one day after their Terminal 5 show which part of of a fall tour with Heartless Bastards. thenewno2 open both NYC shows (and maybe the tour) as well. Tickets for the MHOW show go on AmEx presale Wednesday (10/28) at noon and general sale Friday at noon. Tickets to Terminal 5 are still available.
Wolfmother's new record Cosmic Egg, their first with a new lineup, is out today on DGC/Interscope/Modular. Coming up, the band tours across North America and Europe, then goes on an Australian tour with AC/DC. Those dates are below...
Now finished touring with The Killers, Wolfmother are going on their own tour in October and November. They play Terminal 5 in NYC on November 8th. Tickets are on sale (@ noon). All dates below.
The Cult headlined a show at Terminal 5 on September 11th. They played their album "Love" in its entirety...
"Last night I saw the Cult play live at Terminal 5 with my friend Daniela. A spectacular show. Ian Astbury voice is as strong as ever. This was the Love tour, and they played all their best songs... She Sells Sanctuary, Rain, Hallow Man, Revolution... To be honest, when they first started playing, it sounded like them, but Ian looked so different. To be fare, I was up on the balcony, so I couldn't see any details of his face. But long gone was the long black hair and bandana!After that show The Cult added a November 10th show at Wellmont Theatre in NJ where they'll perform the same album again. Tickets are on sale.
The crowd was great! A true mix of their 80's followers; heavy metal throwbacks, bikers, goths, old punks. And then the rest of us.. mainly the above 40 crowd." [mommy drinks style]
And last but not least (for this semi-themed post), Type O Negative tend to surface near Halloween every year or two. This year it will be October 16th at Starland Ballroom, October 22nd at Nokia Theatre in NYC, and October 24th at Northern Lights. Tickets for all three are on sale (@ noon). Detroit gets the Halloween show. All dates below...
The Depreciation Guild @ The Bell House in January (more by Jonny Leather)
Wolfmother (sort of) played the PNC Bank Arts Center in NJ with the Killers last night (9/2). The night before that it was at Jones Beach. Tomorrow it's Boston followed by Montreal and then Toronto. But tonight is a night off that they will spend at The Bowery Electric in NYC where they will go on after The Depreciation Guild who reportedly hit the stage at 10:30 PM.
For The Depreciation Guild, this is a warm up gig before they hit the road with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Cymbals Eat Guitars.
Wolfmother's new album Cosmic Egg is out October 13th via Interscope. All dates and an entertaining Wolfmother-album-promo video below...
Grammy Award winning rock band Wolfmother has announced the resignation of bass/keyboard player Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett effective immediately.Official announcement continued below...
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Mike Patton (who I like less-and-less) is playing with frequent-collaborator John Zorn @ Tonic in NYC on New Years Eve, again.
The Stone has four special benefit shows coming up on December 25th (Christmas day) and December 30th (New Years eve-eve). The two shows on Christmas will feature "Many special guest and surprises", and for the shows on the 30th we should "Expect anyone and anything in this final 2006 Stone extravaganza!"
Review of Wolfmother's recent sold-out show at Hammerstein Ballroom here.