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Rebelution – Takin’ It To The Streets

November 28, 2009

iTunes and Billboard chart topping group Rebelution announces their headlining Winter 2010 tour alongside acclaimed reggae artist SOJA and critically acclaimed hip-hop legends ZION-I. Continuing with their constant touring schedule, which saw them play over 70 shows and a dozen festivals this year, with their most recent trek across the country selling out many venues including markets in which the band had never previously performed.

Based in Santa Barbara, Rebelution will be headlining 39 performances nationwide throughout January, February, and March 2010. Venues will be in the one thousand to two thousand capacity range, 19 of them House of Blues main rooms. The band has rapidly grown into one of the most notable reggae artists in the music industry today, after the release of their sophomore album “Bright Side of Life” dominated the iTunes charts in August 2009, capturing the #3 spot for top albums downloaded in the United States in all genres, and the #1 spot in the reggae music genre. Rebelution went on to garner the #54 spot on the Billboard Top 200, #7 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums charts and #1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums charts.

Rebelution recently finished a 52 city tour across the United States, playing sold out shows at venues such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, The House of Blues in West Hollywood, HOB Anaheim, HOB San Diego, Paradise Rock in Boston, The Note in Westchester, Neumos in Seattle, The Social in Orlando, Fox Theatre in Boulder, Norva in Norfolk and Music Farm in Charleston to name a few. They have shared the stage with artists such as The Offspring, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Willie Nelson, Damian Marley, Bob Dylan, and Ludacris.

Touring with Rebelution is Washington D.C.’s SOJA who released their third full-length album “Born in Babylon” in August 2009. The album debuted at #1 on the iTunes reggae charts, and #3 on Billboard’s Top Reggae Album charts. The band is known as a road warrior, averaging 150 shows a year visiting every major city in the United States, and playing internationally for crowds of up to 16,000 people. They have shared the stage with notable artists such as Citizen Cope, Matisyahu, Ben Harper, Slightly Stoopid, Damian Marley, Govt Mule, Umphrees McGee, and Steel Pulse.

Also touring with Rebelution is Oakland based, hip-hop legends ZION-I. The duo consists of producer and DJ AmpLive and emcee Zumbi. They are best known for their futuristic production techniques, using a mix of live instrumentation and samples, and their poetic, positive, and socially conscious lyrics.

Tickets for Rebelution, SOJA, and ZION-I’s winter 2010 tour go on sale Saturday, November 21.

REBELUTION / SOJA / ZION-I WINTER 2010 TOUR DATES

January 13 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
January 14 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
January 15 – Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA
January 16 – Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA
January 17 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
January 20 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
January 21 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
January 22 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
January 23 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
January 24 – W.O.W Hall – Eugene, OR
January 27 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
January 28 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
January 29 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
January 30 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
January 31 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE
February 3 – Fine Line Music Café – Minneapolis, MN
February 4 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
February 5 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
February 6 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
February 10 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
February 11 – Fillmore at Irving Plaza – New York, NY
February 12 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
February 13 – Fillmore at Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
February 14 – The NorVa – Norfolk, VA
February 17 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
February 18 – The Ritz – Ybor City, FL
February 19 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
February 20 – Freebird Live – Jacksonville Beach, FL
February 21 – Freebird Live – Jacksonville Beach, FL
February 24 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
February 25 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
February 26 – Stubb’s – Austin, TX
February 27 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
March 2 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
March 3 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
March 4 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
March 5 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
March 6 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
March 7 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

Ludlow Lions

November 17, 2009

Ludlow Lions (www.ludlowlionstheband.com) is on tour in support of its self-released debut full-length, No Stories. Like a sweater knit from XTC yarn with Guided by Voices needles, No Stories is warm, scratchy, and stinks when damp. One should recognize Ludlow Lions’ bassist Oscar Albis Rodriguez from Red Leader legends Nakatomi Plaza, and singer Brendan Coon can be heard as the indelable vocal ink on the new Holly Miranda single “Forest Green Oh Forest Green”.

No Stories is available as a free / pay-what-you-like download at www.ludlowlionstheband.com

Tour Dates
NOV 17 – Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley w/ Alcohawk & Tints
NOV 18 – Bloomington, IN @ Fester’s w/ Universe & You’re A Liar
NOV 19 – Chicago, IL @ Ronny’s w/ Coltrane Motion , Fuck Knights , The Kidults , & Scissors
NOV 20 – Kent, OH @ The Vineyard w/ Annabel, Pswingset, Empire! Empire!, & Erik Pitluga
NOV 21 – Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13 w/ Soraia, I Fanblades, & Even The Slept
NOV 22 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Beyondo, Gold Streets & Cougar

Dashboard/NFG Unplugged Tour

November 16, 2009

Pop-punk pioneers New Found Glory have announced an acoustic tour with Dashboard Confessional this fall in support of their latest release Not Without A Fight.

Tickets for the intimate shows will be available through a special presale that begins Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 5:00PM (local time).

By buying tickets through the presale, you will be able to get your tickets before anyone else and save money on service charges. Buy your tickets today!

And make sure to check out New Found Glory’s zombified new video for their latest single “Don’t Let Her Pull You Down,” on CWGTV.


New Found Glory/Dashboard Confessional Acoustic Tour Dates:

Nov 30 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
Dec 1 – Glass House – Pomona, CA
Dec 4 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 6 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE
Dec 7 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
Dec 8 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
Dec 10 – Middle East – Cambridge, MA
Dec 11 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
Dec 12 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
Dec 13 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Dec 15 – The Social – Orlando, FL

Psychostick Hit The Road For Winter Tour

November 11, 2009

The comedy metal band Psychostick will be hitting the road in November for a week of dates with Mower followed by a three-week solo stint of the Midwest and east coast.

The band’s latest album, Sandwich, has not yet been certified platinum – just awesome.

In case you missed the “humorcore” band on their Sandwich CD Release Party Tour, you can watch their end-of-tour video homage to Jägermeister on www.metalinjection.net.

The band has been officially sponsored by the nectar since spring 2008.

TOUR DATES:
Oct 31: The Blue Goat in Salina, Kansas
Nov 3: The Black Sheep with Mower in Colorado Springs, Colorado w. Mower
Nov 4: The Marquis Theater with Mower in Denver, Colorado w. Mower
Nov 5: Hodis Half Note in Fort Collins, Colorado w. Mower
Nov 6: The Cam-Plex with Mower in Gillette, Wyoming w. Mower
Nov 7: Club Vegas with Mower in Salt Lake City, Utah w. Mower
Nov 18: Kickerbackers in Lincoln, Nebraska
Nov 19: Venue 162 in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Nov 20: Bar Games in Northwood, Iowa
Nov 21: House of Bricks in Des Moines, Iowa
Nov 24: The Annex in Madison, Wisconsin
Nov 27: Hattrix in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Nov 28: Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago, Illinois
Nov 29: Billiards on Main in Galesburg, Illinois
Nov 30: Pop’s in East St Louis, Illinois
Dec 1: Peabody’s in Cleveland, Ohio
Dec 3: The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan
Dec 4: Hayloft in Mt. Clemens, Michigan
Dec 5: Big Ed’s in Cincinnati, Ohio
Dec 7: Polaris in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec 8: The Brickhouse in Dover, New Hampshire
Dec 9: Harpers Ferry in Boston, Massachusetts
Dec 10: The Warehouse in Hartford, Connecticut
Dec 11: Bourbon Street in Baltimore, Maryland
Dec 12: Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey

http://www.psychostick.com

Everclear – New Lineup, New Tour, New Album

November 5, 2009

Download “Here Comes The Darkness

The word is out: EVERCLEAR is back, better than ever, and ready to re-connect with their audience. Frontman Art Alexakis has gone back to basics: recruiting a new band, releasing In A Different Light, a new album that reinterprets the Everclear songbook with some fresh surprises, and finally returning to the road, to the delight of fans nationwide.

Alexakis says, “It’s so amazing to see the enthusiasm and intensity of our fans…..not to mention the diversity in age…they range from 15 to 50…it’s great to see kids who were in middle school singing all the words to every song!”

In A Different Light is the band’s first release on record label 429 Records, and, in celebration, finds the band revisiting their past work with refreshed, stripped-down arrangements of some of their best songs. Classics such as “Everything to Everyone,” “Santa Monica,” and “Father of Mine” stand comfortably alongside new tracks “At the End of The Day” and “Here Comes the Darkness.” Like many rock greats before them, Everclear revisits their back pages with ease, intrigue, and a more mature perspective, making for an album that is a listening experience in itself.

With new members, bassist Freddy Herrera, guitarist Johnny Hawthorn, keyboardist Sasha Smith and drummer Jordan Plosky, Alexakis has been performing a slew of intimate tour dates with a rejuvenated Everclear, packing clubs and reconnecting with longtime fans around the country – proving that the band is as vital and needed today as ever before. They’ve also reached out to their audience in a radical move: allowing fans to vote for the tour’s opening bands city-by-city on the internet. The band just completed a successful October run through the East Coast, and will be returning to the West Coast this month with special guest Clayton Senne for a series of dates alongside the fan-selected openers.

Refreshed, revamped, and reinterpreted, Everclear is ringing in a new era in their already storied history, and making strides with both older and newer generations of fans around the country. Don’t miss your chance to see this already legendary re-emergence of an old favorite in a new shape.

Tour dates:
November 6 Rialto Theater, Tuscon, AZ
November 7 Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
November 9 The Independent, San Francisco, CA
November 11 House Of Blues, San Diego, CA
November 12 The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
November 13 House Of Blues, Anaheim, CA
November 14 The Big Pour Festival, Scottsdale, AZ
November 16 Bluebird Festival, Denver, CO
November 17 Murray Theatre, Murray, UT
November 18 Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
November 19 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR

Want more Everclear?
Download Everclear’s “Here Comes The Darkness
Everclear Feature – 10 Reasons Why Everclear is Still Relevant
Rock/Metal Editor, Jason Coldiron interviews Art Alexakis
Everclear Tour News
View all of Ed’s Everclear Photos (Roxy)
View All of Ed’s Everclear Photos (House of Blues)
CWG’s review of In A Different Light

The Subjects On Tour

October 21, 2009

Despite their clandestine and controversial beginnings (two band members were teachers and two were students at the same high school), The Subjects have managed to carve a name for themselves that sounds more like “Rushmore” than “School of Rock.” Back in 2002, guitarist Joe Smith and bassist/vocalist Dave Sheinkopf were splitting their time between writing songs and syllabi, while drummer/vocalist Matt Iwanusa and guitarist Jimmy Carbonetti were about to bust out of the same Manhattan school. Since both parties were in desperate need of a full band, they held some rehearsals and once it became clear that the quartet’s chemistry was pretty damn combustible, the Subjects were born.

Fast-forward a few years and things get a bit more complicated. The Subjects’ debut is dropped (2007’s With the Ease Grace Precision and Cleverness of Human Beings) and they hit the road, at first on their own and then with the Walkmen a few months later.

“We were always serious about playing music,” says Iwanusa, “but when we started meeting and playing with bands that were making music for a living we got to see how they did it.”

Keeping that career path in mind, the Subjects dove right into the demo stages for New Soft Shoe, firing up minimalist recordings in the style of their first full-length. Once those songs were ready for a proper studio, the band headed over to Key Club Recording Co. a couple hours outside Chicago. By working closely with Key Club’s masterful engineers, William Skibbe and Jessica Ruffins (see also: rock-solid releases from Cass McCombs, The Kills and Fiery Furnaces), the Subjects were able to whip up their wildest ideas, expanding their arsenal with everything from old-fashioned organs to honky-tonk pianos to Matt’s mom on saxophone.

“A lot of the instrumentation on this record came from stuff I learned in school—stuff I never thought I’d use,” says Sheinkopf, citing his training in classical harmony.

The first thing you’ll notice about the final product is the vocals—the way the melody in “Winter Vacation” unfolds like a spare Animal Collective A-Side; the brilliant shuffleboard beats/honeyed harmonies of “Right2Know.” Beyond that, the ep spreads the Subjects’ various strengths across the divergent tastes of four distinct songwriters in just 10 minutes. Well, divergent in terms of pulling cues from several eras and subgenres. All and all, the current state of the Subjects is as cohesive as a dictator-less band gets.

“Most of the arrangements on the first record are within the constraints of a four-piece band,” explains Iwanusa. “Now everyone’s more comfortable trying to sing and play different instruments. We all stepped it up this time.”

US Tour Dates:
Fri 9/25 – Music Hall Of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Sat 9/26 – MPMF Festival – Cincinnati, OH $
Sat 10/3 – Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA *
Mon 10/5 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA #
Tue 10/6 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN #
Wed 10/7 – Lager House – Detroit, MI #
Thu 10/8 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL #
Fri 10/9 – TBA – Lincoln, NE #
Sat 10/10 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO #
Mon 10/12 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT #
Tue 10/13 – Reef – Boise, ID #
Wed 10/14 – High Dive – Seattle, WA #
Thu 10/15 – Rotture – Portland, OR #
Fri 10/16 – Sam Bond’s Garage – Eugene, OR #
Sat 10/17 – Luigis – Sacramento, CA #
Mon 10/19 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA #
Tue 10/20 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA #
Wed 10/21 – Modified Arts – Phoenix, AZ #
Fri 10/23 – Emo’s Jr. – Austin, TX #
Sun 10/25 – Cicero’s – St. Louis, MO #
Tue 10/27 – The Cambridge Room @ HOB – Cleveland, OH #
Wed 10/28 – DC Nine – Washington, DC #
Thu 10/29 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA #

$ = w/ Chairlift, Micachu and the Shapes, Heartless Bastards
* = w/ The Soft Pack
# = w/ Bad Veins

New Puscifer (Maynard James Keenan) West Coast Tour

October 20, 2009

Maynard James Keenan’s Puscifer is set to release their first new music in two years with a six-song EP titled “C is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here) E.P.” on Nov. 10.

The track listing is:
1. Polar Bear
2. The Mission (Renholder Mix) featuring Milla Jovovich
3. Momma Sed “Alive @ Club Nokia”
4. Vagina Mine “Alive @ Club Nokia”
5. Potions (Deliverance Mix)
6. The Humbling River

Puscifer kick off their first tour with a swing through the Western U.S. on Oct. 29 in Las Vegas (a Midwest/East Coast run is in the works for 2010).

Tour dates: (please note the addition of a second Portland date)
October 29 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl (@ The Palms)
October 31 San Diego, CA Spreckels Theatre
November 1 San Diego, CA Spreckels Theatre
November 4 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
November 5 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
November 7 Stockton, CA Bob Hope Theatre
November 10 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
November 11 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
November 13 Vancouver, BC Centre for Performing Arts
November 14 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
November 16 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
November 18 Salt Lake City, UT Capitol Theatre
November 20 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
November 21 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
November 24 Dallas, TX McFarlin Auditorium
November 25 Dallas, TX McFarlin Auditorium
November 27 Houston, TX Jones Hall
November 28 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
December 1 El Paso, TX Plaza Theatre
December 3 Phoenix, AZ Orpheum Theatre
December 4 Phoenix, AZ Orpheum Theatre

Adelitas Way On Tour W/Shinedown & Breaking Benjamin

October 15, 2009

Las Vegas rockers, Adelitas Way will hit the road with Breaking Benjamin this winter in support of their self-titled debut, which released July 14th on Virgin/EMI Music and debuted at #16 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart. The tour will kick off in San Antonio, TX on Sunday, November 29 and will include a number of radio holiday shows through of Midwest.

The album’s kick off single, the power-rock anthem “Invincible,” has earned #1 Regional Heatseekers in this week’s Billboard and has climbed to top 10 on the Active Rock radio chart. “Invincible” has already been tagged as WWE Superstars theme song, been used for spots promoting the 2009 season of Monday Night Countdown on ESPN and will be used in the new WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2010 Video Game, which hits stores October 20. Since then, the single has been streamed nearly 300,000 times on Adelitas Way’s MySpace page.

Check out their first single “Invincible” and other music from Adeltias Way on the group’s MySpace page and official website.

Current Tour Dates:
(With Shinedown & Sick Puppies:)
October 14 Little Rock, AZ Metroplex
October 15 Hattiesburg, MS Remington Hunt Club
October 16 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
October 17 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront
October 18 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock
October 19 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
October 20 N. Myrtle beach, SC House of Blues
October 21 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
October 23 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium
October 24 Charlotte, NC The Uptown Amphitheatre
Additional Dates (No Shinedown)
October 27 Knoxville, TN The Valarium w/Tantric
October 28 Evansville, IN Woody?s Bar & Grill w/ Halestorm
October 31 Atlanta, GA Center Stage Complex w/Constellations
November 1 Pascagoula, MS Thunder Tavern /WCPR show
November 14 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan /Planetfest WPLA
November 20 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
November 21 Las Vegas, NV Cherry Nightclub

(With Breaking Benjamin:)
November 29 San Antonio, TX Sunken Garden Amphitheatre
December 2 Lubbock, TX The Pavilion
December 5 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
December 6 Springfield, MO Shrine Mosque
December 8 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
December 9 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Falls Convention Center
December 16 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre

Owl City Announces 2010 Tour Dates

October 15, 2009

Owl City announces his first few weeks of 2010 tour dates in support of his incredibly successful label debut – Ocean Eyes – out now on Universal Republic. MySpace will offer an exclusive ticket pre-sale beginning October 16th and running through October 23rd for the tour dates. The tour kicks off January 21st at the Beaumont Club in Kansas City, MO and sees Owl City with full band in tow heading through the Midwest, Southeast and up the East Coast through mid-February. The short US tour will include special guests Lights and Deas Vail and sees the band hitting some of the smaller markets not visited this past fall. In addition, the 2010 dates come on the heels of Owl City’s first trek to China and Japan and comes before the band will make their live debut in Europe as well as Australia where they’ll be hitting the road with Cobra Starship.

All of this follows Owl City’s Fall 2009 headlining tour of North America, which has sold out in advance in every city, and earned him a cover of Pollstar (out 10/9/09) after less than a year of touring. In addition to his success on the road, “Fireflies” (the first single off Ocean Eyes) has been climbing the radio charts. As of last week the song reached #27 on Commercial Alternative, #22 on the Top 40 chart and #11 on the Hot 100 – earning him a cover of HITS (out on Wednesday 10/21, dated Friday 10/23, the new and developing artist fall special issue). To top that off, Z100 in NYC added “Fireflies” last week and the video for the song hit the Top 20 on VH1. You can also see the video on MTV, MTV2 and Fuse and the album and single sales go up each week. The album sold 16,727 this past week (#35 Billboard / +26% from LW) and has scanned 115K copies since release. The single sold 124,865 this past week (+83% from LW) with a total of 386,488 sold since release, making this artist one of the biggest gainers on the charts each week.

Adam Young started Owl City in the basement of his parent’s house in the small town of Owatonna, MN. He began capturing the hearts and ears of many with his first self-released, digital EP Of June back in 2007. Soon after, in 2008, he self-released the digital full-length Maybe I’m Dreaming and quickly became a MySpace phenomenon. He amassed millions and millions of plays and profile views and the word began to spread. The excitement was building for his Universal Republic debut Ocean Eyes and sales were amazing out of the gate with the album debuting at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Having not played out before February 2009, Owl City hit the road and soon spring and fall tours were completely sold out as fans clamored to see the live versions of their favorite songs. Along with the omnipresent hit “Fireflies,” the sky is now the limit for Owl City.

Jan. 21st Beaumont Club Kansas City, MO
22nd Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
23rd Pageant St. Louis, MO
24th Egyptian Room Indianapolis, IN
26th Majestic Madison, WI
27th 20th Century Cincinnati, OH
28th Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
29th Recher Theater Towson, MD
30th NorVa Norfolk, VA
Feb. 1st Music Farm Charleston, SC
2nd Freebird Live Jacksonville, FL
3rd State Theater Tampa, FL
4th Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, FL
5th House of Blues Orlando, FL
6th Melting Point Athens, GA
8th Workplay Birmingham, AL
9th Varsity Theater Baton Rouge, LA
10th Rev Room Little Rock, AR
11th Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
12th Notre Dame South Bend, IN
13th Messiah Univ. Grantham, PA
14th Univ. of Maryland Baltimore, MD