I’m not particularly impressed by Trail Of The Dead’s latest album, Lost Songs, but I’ve been following them since their 2nd album, Madonna, made a big impression on me and they’re a fierce and primal force in concert, so when they announced this date at the new arts-y type venue, SWG3, in Glasgow, I couldn’t... (Read more)
Quick on the release of “I Will Steal You Back,” the first single from the bands’ new studio album Damage and the announcement of their “Home-State” Arizona tour. Jimmy Eat World are continuing to gear up for the June 11th release of Damage with the unveiling of more U.S. tour dates.
Through All Times is the Debut Album from Norwich/London Based Group Light Parades.
Light Parades formed in 2011 and consist of Singer, pianist and Guitarist Dan Hopkinson, Drummer Ollie Pearce, Bassist Stephen Hopkinson and later joined by Classically trained pianist and guitar player Jakub Tucholski, whom Dan met in Uni. They unconventionally... (Read more)
Kristy Lee Peters has announced a concert at Sydney’s GoodGod on the 9th of May to support her Revolution EP. The album will be released through Chookie, a new Sydney born, but internationally based label, fronted by producer Dcup.
KLP is best known for her work with other artists such as Chairlift, Lykke Li and... (Read more)
Lucinda Williams returns to the UK during May and June for a very special series of intimate concerts. Inspired by jazz, blues and American music in all its forms, Lucinda Williams is one of the great singer-songwriters. Her music touches on all aspects of American music and shows her ability to turn the blues into... (Read more)
When it comes to tour pairings I would never have coupled moody indie band Echo And The Bunnymen with popsters James and strange combination that resulted in an even stranger audience mix!! A winning combination or a marriage made in hell…time would tell…
Echo And The Bunnymen’s previous visit to Glasgow at The Royal Concert... (Read more)
Ishi was born as an experiment between friends. In 2006, JT Mudd & Brad Dale set out to create a sound that would help redefine the pop sensibility of modern day music. Their vision was to blend the classic, soulful story-telling and organic instrumentation of traditional folk music, with the infinite sonic possibilities offered through... (Read more)
Iconic rock vocalist, Sebastian Bach, recently released his first live CD and DVD double package, ABachalypse Now.
The release includes plenty of previously unseen footage, such as the ex-Skid Row frontman’s set at Hellfest in France, footage from 2012’s GrasPop Festival in Belgium and the remastered Nokia show from Los Angeles.
It seems like a long time since I’ve actually reviewed something which wasn’t quirky or depressing. This week gave me that chance. Glossary’s album ‘Long Live All of Us’ is a 12-track upbeat medley which, I imagine for some people, would make you want to tap your foot or break out into full on groove... (Read more)
Here I go again with another review of a band a lot of people won’t associate me with. The Script.
I’ve always had it in my mind that The Script are an uber lovey-dovey indie band that sing about lost love and problems in relationships while drinking alone in a bar. Their most recent album,... (Read more)
Tennent’s Lager’s nationwide search for Scotland’s freshest unsigned musical talent begins with the launch of T Break 2013. Since 1996 Tennent’s have given Scotland’s top unsigned acts the chance to play the legendary T Break Stage at T in the Park. As from today, bands and solo acts from across the country can submit their... (Read more)
MCD have announced the initial line up for the Longitude festival taking place at Marlay Park from July 19th – 21st.The three day festival will see headliners such as Phoenix take to the main stage on Friday night, followed by New York indie rockers Vampire Weekend on Saturday and to complete the weekend, Kraftwerk perform... (Read more)
Over 12th – 14th July, 85,000 music fans per day will descend on the fields of Kinross to experience the 20th year of Tin the Park. With an incredible line-up of seminal artists and the hottest chart topping and stadium filling... (Read more)
Respected singer song writer Paul Carrack makes a return to Glasgow to play at the city’s prestigious Royal Concert Hall to play a special Valentine’s set to a audience of eager fans hanging on his every sung word.
Paul Carrack is probably best known as the voice behind Mike and The Mechanics and their smash... (Read more)
For some being able to simply click on this link to read the following interview is a challenge most wouldn’t even be able to comprehend; simple everyday things such as opening a door or switching channels on the television or even surfing the internet becomes a mountain to climb as muscular dystrophy slowly takes away... (Read more)
Following the announcement of their highly anticipated new album ‘Wonderful, Glorious’ – out on 4th February through E Works/Vagrant Records – EELS release details of an extensive tour. Mark Oliver Everett and his band, guitarists The Chet and P-Boo, bass player Honest Al and drummer Knuckles, will kick off proceedings at The Limelight in Belfast... (Read more)
Music in Iceland is booming at the moment. Pascal Pinon, Sin Fang and now Retro Stefson. Already chart topping superstars in their own country, Retro Stefson are set to release their self titled debut UK album release. The album sees it’s official UK release on March 25th through Les Frères Stefson and is accompanied by... (Read more)
Blondie, fronted by Debbie Harry have announced two Irish dates in June 2012. Blondie was originally formed in 1974 by art student/guitarist Chris Stein and ex-folkie and ex-Max’s Kansas City waitress, vocalist/songwriter Deborah Harry. Drummer Clem Burke and keyboard player Jimmy Destri joined in 1975. The band played the fabled New York downtown circuit of... (Read more)
Friday night, & my 5th ever Rufus Wainwright gig, first 3 times I saw the man, all at the Armadillo, were knockout. 2005 (Want Two tour) & successive evenings in 2007 (Release The Stars) tour were superb shows, but the 4th, at the Concert Hall in 2010 (Songs for Lulu tour) wasn’t much fun at... (Read more)
Lone Wolf began life in 2009 in various dusty rooms and tape studios around Sweden where Paul Marshall pulled his songs and ideas slowly together. After a month of various field recordings, sneaking into concert halls late at night to use the piano, setting up gear in small village churches, and other surreptitious... (Read more)
With so many concerts cancelled or postponed due to hurricane Sandy it was incredibly hard (near impossible even) not to be excited about Grouplove’s headlining show at Terminal 5. The colorful band bought in their exuberance and demanded jumping and screaming from their fans. The vast crowd of Terminal 5 couldn’t help but give all... (Read more)
Grammy award winning singer Macy Gray is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Stevie Wonder’s timeless album “Talking Book”, with a special performance of the album in Camden’s KOKO on the 20th of December. Macy Gray has described the gig as a “love letter to Stevie Wonder.”The show is in support of her latest album and... (Read more)
New Yorkindie-popoutfit, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will be playing their Czech debut concert on Sunday 4th November. The band will be supported by UK dark punkers, Dead Wolf Club. The show will be at the ambient Meet Factory in Central Prague and tickets... (Read more)
To coincide with the announcement that their new album ‘I Am The House, I’m Dying’ will be released on the 29th October, The Hickey Underworld have made album track ‘Whistling’ available for a free download at the link below.
Mumford & Sons along with some summer tourmates recorded a session for Daytrotter at their Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Dixon, IL this past August. The songs played range from songs off the band’s new album Babel, traditional songs, and covers of The Stanley Brothers, Bruce Springsteen, Guy Clark, Roger Miller, Bob Dylan and... (Read more)
Diamond Rugs are excited to announce that they have confirmed a run of fall tour dates, supporting their 2012 debut record, Diamond Rugs (Partisan Records). Diamond Rugs will kick off their first-ever tour on October 28th in Durham, NC, culminating with a performance at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Festival. Prior to these rare live shows, the band... (Read more)
The Saw Doctors, who have just returned from a six week Coast to Coast Tour of the US and Canada, which included sellout concerts in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, will play Belfast’s Mandela Hall on Friday 23rd November.
Last December, The Saw Doctors had a runaway Irish hit with their cover of Petula Clark’s classic pop single,... (Read more)
Las Vegas’ finest, The Killers have made a name for themselves as one of the best live acts around. Surely Brandon Flowers and co. will not want to lose that reputation so expect them to continue to deliver the very best on every tour. ‘Mr Brightside’, ‘When We Were Young’ and ‘Bones’ are among the... (Read more)
Garage rock newcomers Empires have grown into one of our big time favorite bands this year and it’s with extreme pleasure to announce their upcoming tour dates with Blue October, which will featue the band playing 1000+ capacity venues!
The band just wrapped up their most successful North American headlining tour to date... (Read more)
Beverly post rock band Caspian will shortly release their new album Waking Season. Former keyboard player with Minus the Bears, Matt Bayles, helped co-produce the album – Bayles has co-produced such work as Isis “Oceanic”, Botch’s “We are Romans” and Mastodon’s “Blood Mountain”. This is the first time the band has worked with an outside... (Read more)
Following last year’s great set by the Specials, Belsonic return to another 80s ska legend in 2012 with Madness. I’ve been a huge fan of the band since their beginnings as part of the two-tone movement. This is their first gig since 2009, though they never seem to have been away with regular high profile... (Read more)
Brendan Benson – accomplished songwriter, producer, and co-founder of The Raconteurs – is proud to announce the launch of Readymade Films, the visual production arm of his own Nashville based Readymade Records and Publishing companies.
To celebrate this new chapter in Readymade’s growth, Readymade Films hosted an interactive kick-off party at The Basement in Nashville,... (Read more)
Hot off the Homebake Press… Welcome to Homebake 2012: “It’s the end of the world and we know it and I feel fine” – REM. It’s a famous line from a (in)famous song and yet if only the Mayans could have chosen it as a theme for their much hyped Doomsday prophecies. And so Ladies and... (Read more)
Good news for all you indie fans out there: Ben Folds Five are getting back together. The groundbreaking pop trio who changed the course of indie rock in the mid-90s, is releasing The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, the group’s first album of new music in 13 years.
I was introduced to Purity Ring in October 2011 after coming across their first single while searching for a new musical obsession. I had been going through the charts on We Are Hunted with the hopes of finding another unique track that I could later force my friends to listen to and acknowledge its greatness.... (Read more)
Following an overwhelming response to the announcement of its show at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge with Moss Icon, post-punk icons BITCH MAGNET – who recently reunited for shows in Asia and Europe to celebrate the remastered reissue of its seminal recorded works on TEMPORARY RESIDENCE LIMITED – will add shows in Chicago and San... (Read more)
Twin Atlantic are excited to announce the details of their West Coast tour dates as main support for The Used. The tour begins on September 18 at The Fox Theater in Pomona, CA, and includes stops in Sacramento, Reno, and other cities before ending on September 28 in Boise, ID.
The band is currently traveling along the... (Read more)
After taking Australia/New Zealand by storm earlier this year (with Steve Lukather completing the guitar hero trio for the shows there), Satriani and Vai have brought on Deep Purple legend Steve Morse aboard for their string of European shows and to really drive home the point that the egos... (Read more)
Rock band, The Answer have released their latest take on the genre. An EP entitled, “Rise”. The 4 track EP, released on July 2 on their own TAP label, features the highly anticipated title track from the band’s 2006 debut album ‘Rise’ which has until now remained unreleased. The ‘Rise 2012’ EP follows last year’s release of the bands... (Read more)
UK rock band THE WEDDING PRESENT are set to play three Irish shows in October, as part of the “Seamonsters 21st Anniversary tour”, celebrating 21 years since the release of the seminal Steve Albini-produced album.
The amazing David Gedge and company will play THE BUTTON FACTORY, Dublin on Friday 2ndOctober, ROISIN DUBH, Galway on the 3rd, and CYPRUS... (Read more)
A red hot line up, for a red hot day. The tears had just about dried up on the Croke Park turf from the Westlife concerts as the Chili Peppers came rolling into town. The stage was set, the atmosphere around the stadium was one of agreement that this would be a rocking gig, and it... (Read more)
Fresh from performing a free concert in front of City Hall in celebration of the Olympic torch arrive in Belfast , General Fiasco have now confirmed their new single Bad Habits and album Unfaithfully Yours will be released on July 30th.
Check out the video of Bad Habits below. The guys are also planning their... (Read more)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is excited to announce a fall tour with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes. The trek begins September 7th at the Greek Theatre in Berkley, CA and ends October 5th at Crossroads KC in Kansas City, MO. Fresh off the road from headlining tours in the US, Japan and Europe... (Read more)
Kris Kristofferson has confirmed two Irish shows to take place this December. The American country star with play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on 10th December and Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on 12th December. Kris Kristofferson has been making things happen his entire life. Born in Texas and raised in a military family, he was a Golden Gloves... (Read more)
Grammy nominated Cradle Of Filth have been pioneers of extreme music since their debut in 1994 and have continued to evolve with each of their subsequent releases. Never shy of embracing the epic, Cradle have constantly sought to push the boundaries of their art and have continually refused to bow to... (Read more)
After a mammoth 2012 Gotye will bring his world tour to a close with a handful of homecoming shows in early December. For the first time this year these special concerts in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne (Read more)
To coincide with his summer UK tour, Andrew Bird has released the video to EyeOnEye, the first single from album Break It Yourself. Andrew has also revealed he will release a new EP ‘Give It Away’ on Monday 18th July, which includes Handsome Family’s ‘So Much Wine’previously released as part of Record Store Day
It rained….HEAVILY! Two days later and I can still feel the wet in my pockets and my neck is still stiff. Yes, it’s that time of year again. The Irish summer is upon us which means only one thing for us music lovers. Festival season!
With the omission of Oxegen from this year’s list of festivals, others... (Read more)
Aurora Green Fest and Solar-Powered Concert, June 9, 2012 Fox Valley’s Premier Sustainable Community Event! Win a complete solar power system for your home courtesy of WCP Solar. Aurora welcomes Green Fest 2012! Mark your calendars for June 9, 2012, 10 am – 3 pm. Join us at Prisco Community Center & McCullough Park at 150... (Read more)
The Giving Tree Band are pleased to announce their upcoming June tour dates with celebrated singer-songwriter Joe Purdy, for whom they will also serve as backing band in addition to opening act. Having just completed recording on their new album Vacilador, the Giving Tree Band are eager to get back on the road to showcase... (Read more)
The Answer have announced the release of a new EP named after the previously unreleased track ‘Rise’. The 4 track EP, due for release on July 2 on their own TAP label, features the highly anticipated title track from the band’s 2006 debut album ‘Rise’ which has until now remained unreleased. The ‘Rise 2012’ EP follows... (Read more)
Paul Marshall aka Lone Wolf has been locked away for over a year in a converted barn on the East Coast with James Kenosha and Jon Fougler, putting the finishing touches to his new album The Lovers. Today he announces a Pledge music campaign to help release and tour the record he has spent creating... (Read more)
So what determines the best album of all time, when there are so many? Is it the cleverly crafted songs, the contribution from accomplished musicians, the platinum selling awards, whether or not it has reached number one all over the world, maybe it is because, “I like it.” Well the latter is a good enough... (Read more)
The Milk Carton Kids have announced a string of summer tour dates including supporting slots with KD Lang and Old Crow Medicine Show on their respective headline tours, select solo shows and festival appearances including Kerrville Folk Festival and Central Park Summerstage with Old Crow Medicine Show and The Lumineers (full list of dates below).
Pixie Lott has joined the bill for their upcoming Peace One Day concert in Derry/Londonderry on June 21. Pixie has been confirmed to take part in the concert alongside Imelda May, Newton Faulkner, Guillemots and The Wonder Villains who will join Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley for the opening event of the London 2012... (Read more)
ShipRocked 2012 has partnered with Sixx Sense–the national radio show hosted by Nikki Sixx and Kerri Kasem–to give away a trip for two on this year’s ShipRocked cruise. From April 30 through May 16, 2012, Sixx Sense listeners can enter the ShipRocked giveaway online at: www.sixxsense.com/pages/contests/sixxshiprocked.
Now in its fourth year, ShipRocked–Fueled by Monster... (Read more)
Beastie Boys co-founder Adam Yauch, better know as MCA has died aged 47. Yauch has fought a battle with cancer since being diagnosed in 2009. The Beastie Boys website has released the following obituary.
“It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam “MCA” Yauch, founding member of Beastie... (Read more)
Rascal Flatts is having a very good year. In early April, the Big Machine Records vocal supergroup debuted their eighth studio album, CHANGED, at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. Today, Flatts have officially earned their 14th #1 single at Country radio with “Banjo,” the lead single off CHANGED. After only being on the charts... (Read more)
Alcoholic Faith Mission has debuted the video for the title track off of their forthcoming Ask Me This LP, out on May 1st with Old Flame Records (MillionYoung, Letting Up Despite Great Faults). Danish sextet have been produced by Guy Manly, “Ask Me This” follows their first two videos ‘ Running with Insanity,’ and ‘... (Read more)
I am writing this review while still aching all over my body and as the stench of sweat embeds itself into my black shirt as I yell “CURSES SHIRT!”…yep should probably go do something about that. This New York City photographer has just experienced what was quite possibly the best concert he will ever witness... (Read more)
The final batch of acts for Oxfam Irelands Oxjam stage has been revealed for this year’s Strawberry Fest 2012 at the Enniscorthy Show grounds, Co. Wexford. MSL Concerts present Strawberry Fest in Enniscorthy Show grounds, Co. Wexford on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd June 2012. NEW ADDITIONS: BIPOLAR EMPIRE, SEVEN SUMMITS, DEETRICH, SWORDS & THE HOT... (Read more)
Ane Brun has released a 20 track, deluxe version of her recent award winning release, It All Starts With One. The deluxe version features ten previously unreleased tracks recorded in full during the album’s studio session, giving you 40 minutes more music.
Already platinum in Sweden, where Brun picked up the Best Female Singer/Songwriter Manifest... (Read more)
After a gap of over four years since their last studio album and London show, Calexico return later this year with a new LP on the 10th September, and a show at the Forum just over a week later. Calexico’s musical style is a fusion of traditional Latin, jazz and ’90s-’00s post-rock. Recently, Calexico has been... (Read more)
5-time Grammy Award winner Lady Gga is set to make her return to the stage this Spring with The Born This Way Ball. In this brand new tour, Gaga will perform her latest album Born This Way as well as music from both The Fame and The Fame Monster on a 21 city european tour.
From Bellaghy, Co.Derry, N.Ireland, General Fiasco are Owen Strathern on bass, brother Enda on guitar, Stephen Leacock on drums and new guitarist / keyboard player Stuart Bell. The band’s debut album ‘Buildings’ released on Infectious Music in 2010 saw the N.Irish band play festivals and dates around the world including Japan, New Zealand & the... (Read more)
Such was demand for both Leonard Cohen dates in Dublin on the 11th and 12th September which went on sale last Friday, a third date has been announced for 14th. Tickets for the first concert sold out in under 10 minutes and the second show sold out a few short hours later.
Rodrigo y Gabriela are kicking off their US tour in support of new album Area 52. Rodrigo y Gabriela’s music career really started in 2005 when they left Mexico City and moved to Ireland. The duo (often referred to as Rod y Gab) busked around the streets and played the pubs of Dublin before getting... (Read more)
For one night only, for one time only, this exclusive gathering of three musical giants will take place in Marlay Park on Saturday 25th August. All three will perform full sets with their respective bands and promise a few surprise collaborations on the day. Van’s recent sold out O2 Dublin show is being hailed as a... (Read more)
If you’re Delta Spirit, you don’t bring a trashcan lid onto your stage if you’re not going to use it, and after they finished their main set, the crowd at Webster Hall wasn’t going to let them not use it. The lid was presumably there to be used... (Read more)
With a penchant for raw talent and an aim to unite all dance music enthusiasts, the SW4 2012 lineup has now started to take shape. ‘Phase 1’ recently came to a close with Chase & Status [Live], Carl Cox [UK Festival Exclusive], Erick Morillo [UK Festival Exclusive], John Digweed, Knife Party and Zane Lowe confirmed... (Read more)
Brighton singer songwriter Chris T-T will be touring the UK playing solo headline concerts in a month’s time. Since 1999 Chris T-T has released 8 albums, his latest album Love Is Not Rescue came out in 2010 to much critical acclaim. As well as music, he writes for magazines, websites and books, including a regular... (Read more)
OLP ‘s first official video packs a “Heavyweight” punch; Band release eighth studio album, “Curve”, Available April 17, Tour Begins March 29. Our Lady Peace’s “Heavyweight”, the first official video from the Juno Award-winning Canadian band’s eighth studio album, Curve, debuted on their website this week. You can also watch the official video below here on... (Read more)
Sad news in the Holy State camp today as the band will part ways after the release of their debut LP ‘Electric Picture Palace’ & final UK tour. The band offer the following statement:”Dear friends: We are sorry to announce that Holy State will soon be turning off the valves and calling it a day. (Read more)
New York three piece Heaven, with a dreamy Jesus and Mary chain vibe, is the new collaboration from Matt Sumrow (The Comas, Dean and Britta, Ambulance LTD), Mikey Jones (The Big Sleep, Adam Franklin, Snowde n), and Ryan Lee Dunlap (Fan-Tan)! They are excited to announce a national tour with Swervedriver, after performances at SXSW... (Read more)
Hometown fans won’t be the only ones with a chance to catch Dropkick Murphys this St. Patrick’s Day. While the band will be performing a pair of shows at Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA as part of its annual run of Boston area St. Patrick’s Day week shows, fans from around the country can catch... (Read more)
These United States has debuted the first single “Dead & Gone” today from its eponymous new album, out on June 12th with United Interests.
These United States is the quartet’s fifth studio album to date and features collaborations with John McCauley of Deer Tick, Michael Nau of Cotton Jones, Matthew Houck of Phosphorescent, Laura Burhenn... (Read more)
I was on the wrong damn side of the stage: all the action was on the right/bassist side. That’s where Young Empires gave the mic to a fan during their final song and where Saint Motel had all the girls dancing. Sometimes you go where the best vantage... (Read more)
Before I was aware that Gardens & Villa were scheduled to play a (postponed) concert at UCLA this month, I had already bought my tickets to see this fantastic band in Santa Barbara on Friday, February 24th. I had only seen the band play once before at their CD release party last July, where I... (Read more)
Mrs. Magician have announced the release of their debut album, Strange Heaven, on April 17 via Swami Records. Strange Heaven will be available digitally on March 6. The album features thirteen anthemic songs produced by John Reis (of Hot Snakes, RFTC, Night Marchers, Drive Like Jehu).
In support of the release of Strange Heaven, the... (Read more)
One could arguably describe Andrew Bird as the quietest big deal in the music business. His last album Noble Beast (2009) sold 150,000 copies in the US alone and debuted on the Billboard chart at #12. He also has cumulative album sales of well over half a million and is fast becoming somewhat of US... (Read more)
Carolina Rebellion returns Saturday, May 5 – bigger and better than ever and boasting a solid rock lineup for the multi-stage festival, including Shinedown , Korn, Evanescence, Staind, Five Finger Death Punch and Slash (see below for full lineup). 2012 marks the debut of Carolina Rebellion at its new home at the legendary Rockingham Speedway in... (Read more)
Jack’s Mannequin, Allen Stone, and Jukebox The Ghost Bring Amazing Entertainment To NYC. The first couple months of a new year tend to be a major dry spell for concerts. Gladly nobody told that to Jack’s Mannequin and they’re opening acts. I think this alone helped rise the excitement to incredible levels for the bands New... (Read more)
Swedish duo Korallreven aka Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder (of The Radio Dept) have released ‘ONANDONANDON,’ a fresh new mixtape and they are also offering a free downloads for Sa Sa Samoa -both available below!. The duo recently announced their first US shows ever, with select east and west coast dates behind their critically acclaimed... (Read more)
People tend to imagine that once you become an established act you loose all nerves when it comes to live shows. From my experienced there isn’t anything else even further from the truth in terms of misconceptions towards musicians. For example take this scenario; a sunny Saturday afternoon and pop/punk veterans New Found Glory are... (Read more)
Well,well,well wonders will never cease.Less than 16 months since Axl Rose and Guns N’ Roses were booed and bottled off the stage at the O2 Arena in Dublin (September 2010) by irate fans after having to wait well over an hour for the band to hit the stage. It looks like he’s back for more!
Over 70 bands, most of which are en route to SXSW, will fill Savannah’s small clubs and venues with the best up and coming indie acts. Bands have been hand-curated across multiple genres to represent an ideal microcosm of emerging excellence. Highlights include The War On Drugs, Grimes, Caveman, Oberhofer, Prince Rama, The Love Language,... (Read more)
Nada Surf are excited to offer a free download of “Waiting for Something,” one of the many explosive and melodic songs off the new record, The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy, out January 24. Nada Surf kick off their national tour on March 20th in Los Angeles, CA. The band have confirmed An Horse to... (Read more)
Due to the outstanding success of the first “Rewind Scotland– The 80s Festival” in Perth during July 2011, the festival returns for the second year in a row. As with last year’s unforgettable concert performances and audience participation celebrations, this year’s Rewind Scotlandboasts another massive live outdoor line-up of the crème de la crème of 80s... (Read more)
ATO Records have just announced Rodrigo y Gabriela’s spring 2012 tour dates in support of their soon to be released album Area 52 (January 24th). Area 52 contains nine of Rod and Gab’s favorite songs from their own catalogue re-arranged and recorded in Havana with legendary producer Peter Asher and a 13-piece Cuban orchestra comprised... (Read more)
Mindless Self Indulgence announce spring 2012 North American tour dates plus Tighter out now on The End Records. For over a decade, Mindless Self Indulgence, a four-member outfit based out of New York City, have been whipping crowds of eager fans in to furious riots with their heart-pounding electro-punk and death-defying stage antics. Now they’re back... (Read more)
Following a stunning Nightmare Before Christmas weekend this last December curated by Battles, Caribou and Les Savy Fav, this March All Tomorrow’s Parties return to Butlin’s Holiday Centre, Minehead, UK for a weekend headlined and curated by Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum. As well as performing a rare headline set featuring material from both Neutral... (Read more)
Concerts in January tend to be hard to find, let alone a music festival. The lovely people at GlobalFest however see the month as a great time to hold their event and this idea has yet to prove them wrong. For those reading who are unfamiliar with what GlobalFest is; it is an annual festival... (Read more)
If there’s one thing that can put you in the spirit for Christmas, it’s seeing a cheery Lisa Hannigan wrapped up in fairy lights emerge onto the stage. To make things even more special, the bundle of lights is followed out by John Smith and the two perform a gorgeous rendition of ‘Tonight You Belong... (Read more)
A low key night is something that New Yorkers tend to enjoy more then anything else. With all the explosions or shots of busy streets in movies you’d probably be confused to learn this but trust me after a really busy day most New Yorkers just want to let loose in a relaxing matter. Add... (Read more)
Korn have just confirmed Belfast and Dublin concert dates. The band will play The Mandela Hall Belfast on Saturday 31st March and The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on Sunday 1st April, 2012. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday 21st December at 9.00am. Korn embrace the future on The Path of Totality, their tenth full-length studio... (Read more)
Since the release of their second artist album, Group Therapy, Above & Beyond have toured the stadium’s and concert halls of the world – creating an electric vibe wherever they go. For 2012, the globe-trotting Above & Beyond will embark on their biggest UK tour to date kicking off at London’s most prestigious concert venue... (Read more)
UK-based quartet Jonquil have announce their forthcoming full-length, Point of Go, set for a February 21st release with Dovecote Records (The Futureheads, Hooray For Earth). The album follows their recently released split 7″ single with Solid Gold Dragons (Jonquil bass/trumpet player Sam Scott), and their radiant One Hundred Suns EP, celebrated for it’s upbeat tempos and... (Read more)
It’s been a very good run for Montreal rock band Karkwa. After winning Canada’s Polaris Music Prize in September 2010 for their album Les Chemins de Verre (The Glass Pathways) they set up the record in France, toured extensively in Europe, and played key US dates including SXSW, a packed house at Pianos in New... (Read more)
“Tied to Machines” is the self titled EP from alt/punk outfit, Tied to Machines, who hail from Banbridge, Co.Down. The short three song EP, is a must listen for those of you out there who like their music a tad heavier!! Ferocious, thrashy guitars take centre stage here on all three songs, most notably on... (Read more)
Exactly 2 years have passed since Kasabian brought the West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum Tour (and Noel Fielding) to Dublin’s O2 Arena. This time around, the lads from Leicestershire returned with tracks from their latest offering, Velociraptor! Although Noel sat this one out, as unfortunate as that was, the band most certainly did not disappoint. They charged full force through... (Read more)
Scattered Trees have had a really great year touring the states and playing the tracks off their new album Sympathy. It’s incredible to see a band with such a work ethic and drive; what’s even mroe astonishing is how all of the accomplishments the band earned this year almost didn’t happen.
Tristen will release the Decks The Halls 7″ just in time for the holidays. Fans can help fund the production of the 7″ by pledging to Tristen’s “Decks The Halls Kickstarter,” where they can gain access to additional options such as hand made journals, signed limited edition prints, a knitted scarf made by Tristen, and... (Read more)
Rumer begins her UK tour at Blackpool’s Opera House on November 10. The nationwide trek will also take in stops including Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff and Sheffield, before concluding with a huge show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 22.
Rumer’s November tour comes a year to the month of her debut album’s... (Read more)
Saturday October 22nd, 2011-Charleston, SC – The second day of the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival but on by the Zac Brown Band did not disappoint. The lineup was sprinkled with some of my favorite bands. I had never seen Brett Dennen so that was definatley a highlight. His smooth sound and deep... (Read more)
Mr Van Morrison announces Dublin and Belfast concerts. Van Morrison is without a doubt one of the most original recording artists in musical history. His live shows are always inspired and transcendental while some of his albums such as Astral Weeks, Moondance and It’s Too Late To Stop Now are widely viewed as among the... (Read more)
Following the recent release of their tenth studio album I’m With You earlier this year and a sold out UK arena tour, Kilimanjaro Live is proud to announce that Red Hot Chili Peppers will return to Britain in June to perform two massive open-air shows – their only UK dates of 2012. Red Hot Chili... (Read more)
Four years after the release of her Grammy-nominated, certified Gold album ‘The Reminder’, Feist returns with ‘Metals’. Recorded in Big Sur, California and co-produced by longtime collaborators Chilly Gonzales and Mocky, as well as newcomer Valgeir Sigurðsson (Bjork, Bonnie “Prince” Billy), like ‘The Reminder’ this album is astoundingly intimate, yet often exuberant; rife with transcendent... (Read more)
If you ever wanted a clear indication that “The show must go on” was a quote with any truth to it than all you’d have to do is visit New York City during a snow storm. While most people are running around like headless chickens, the music fans are clamoring on city blocks lining up... (Read more)
At long last, after playing stadiums, classical concert halls and rock arenas around the world, International superstar David Garrett, the world’s fastest violinist is bringing his spectacular show to London. As a recording artist, Garrett has sold millions of albums worldwide. He has already topped charts from Asia across Europe and in the US with... (Read more)
Red Hot Chili Peppers will return to Ireland in June 2012 to perform a massive open-air show – their only Irish date of 2012. Red Hot Chili Peppers will take to the stage at Croke Park, Dublin on 26 June 2012. Tickets go on sale at 8.00am, next Friday 4th November 2011.
Kaki King will once again return to her acoustic roots this fall for a tour that starts today in Japan, but hits stateside on November 3 in Carrboro, NC, and ends in her hometown of Atlanta, GA, at The Loft, before heading to Europe.
In her 10-year career, King has released five full lengths and... (Read more)
CMJ 2011 Day 2 (Zola Jesus, We Are Augustine’s, Portugal The. Man, Static Jacks, Sleeper Agent and The Wombats).The morning of October 19th was a very rainy affair. I made my way into Ace Hotel which rests on the outskirts of midtown. Inside were loads of occupants bothering every worker for where coffee could be... (Read more)
As part of an on-going effort to support and rebuild the town, Levi’s® presents “Benefit Braddock” – a concert series featuring Andrew Bird, Built to Spill, The Hold Steady, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Titus Andronicus, and Atlas Sound. “Benefit Braddock” will take place this November 10th, 11th and 12th in the first Carnegie public... (Read more)
All Tomorrows Parties curated by Jeff Mangum has unfortunately been postponed and rescheduled for March. ATP have issued the following statement: ”Dear ATP curated by Jeff Mangum ticketholders,thank you very much for buying tickets for ATP curated by Jeff Mangum. We’re sorry to announce that due to a set of extremely unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances, this... (Read more)
Hayseed Dixie are full of pith, vinegar and have a redneck’s appetite for destruction. Having bluegrassed the hell out of AC/DC and Kiss, to name but a couple of mighty desecrated rock institutions, the boys from Deer Lick Holler, Appalachia, have turned their attention to the Norwegian tongue for 9th album Sjt Munchs Drikkeklubb Band.
Alien Ant Farm’s original line-up–Dryden Mitchell (lead vocals), Mike Cosgrove (drums), Terry Corso (guitar), Tye Zamora (bass)–will start to work on their fourth album in November and is looking to release it Spring 2012 on Executive Music Group label via Fontana/Universal. It’ll be their first release since 2006′s Up in the Attic, which spawned the... (Read more)
Exciting times for Bella Union’s rising star JONATHAN WILSON… Amongst his rapidly-growing fanbase are Jeff Tweedy and the guys from WILCO who have invited Jonathan to join them as special guest across their European tour. The tour begins in the UK in late October before the guys head off to Europe for three weeks of... (Read more)
Manchester UK artist Butcher The Bar (aka Joel Nicholson) has debuted a brand new, gravity-defying video for “Alpha Street West,” taken from his newest Morr Music release, For Each A Future Tethered. The video comes just in time for a European tour with select dates supporting Death Cab For Cutie. Ben Gibbard first discovered Nicholson’s... (Read more)
The culinary hot spot of Charleston, SC just cranked up the heat on the burner! The Zac Brown Band has organized a 3 day Southern Ground Music and Food Festival to be held at the Blackbaud soccer stadium. Zac Brown is known for his “Eat and Greets”. Fans get to hang out and break bread... (Read more)
Legendary rocker John Fogerty has announced a series of live shows at New York City’s famed Beacon Theatre. “Looking Out My Back Door: John Fogerty Performs Live! The Albums of Creedence Clearwater Revival” will see Fogerty perform in their entirety “COSMO’S FACTORY” on November 17th and “GREEN RIVER” on November 18th.
The Postelles will support The Kooks on the first leg of the U.K. band’s upcoming North American tour, beginning with a show at the Trocadero in Philadelphia on November 15th and including two sold-out nights at Webster Hall in New York City (11/16, 17). Prior to The Kooks dates, The Postelles will be the main... (Read more)
Chateau Marmont are kicking off their North American “Voulez-Vous?” tour this weekend with folk-pop foursome Revolver including scheduled appearances at the CMJ Music Marathon 2011. Chateau Marmont made their US touring debut this past spring, which featured several well-received SXSW ’11 performances. The band will be performing songs from their full-length debut, 2008-2009-2010, as well... (Read more)
The woman in the panda outfit kept saying to me “I want you to film this… I want you to film this.” It was the homecoming show of D Generation’s reunion tour and she expected the crowd to erupt into a giant mosh pit, which might cause her... (Read more)
The book on Lydia Loveless starts with the fact that she was raised on a family farm in Coshocton, Ohio — a small weird town with nothing to do but make music. Her dad owned a country music bar, she starting playing music in her sister’s band at 14 and eventually found herself immersed in... (Read more)
At last some sunshine! Although set against a backdrop of icy, near gale force winds, festival goers don’t embrace it with abandon as you might expect. Still, it’s not raining, the mud is drying up, and there are bands to be seen and music to be heard. The Introducing Stage hosts brand new bands who’ce... (Read more)
At last some sunshine! Although set against a backdrop of icy, near gale force winds, festival goers don’t embrace it with abandon as you might expect. Still, it’s not raining, the mud is drying up, and there are bands to be seen and music to be heard. The Introducing Stage hosts brand... (Read more)
The Wednesday night of Belsonic, held in the picturesque surroundings of Custom House Square, Belfast saw Elbow headlining with support from Villagers and Foy Vance. It was a decidedly soggy start to the proceedings, as when Foy Vance took the stage, the heavens decided to open, attempting to drench the poncho clad faithful who... (Read more)
So Guster came to Charleston on August 20th, 2011. We met up with lead singer Ryan Miller to have dinner at a local restaurant that just won the award for “Best New U.S. Restaurant” given by Bon Appetitie that week. The restuarant is called Husk. The food was amazing and Chef Sean Brock was there... (Read more)
Any concert goer in New York City will tell you about the crowds. On average you’ll hear stories about crowd surfers and venues where even the walls began to sweat! But on average you’ll usually hear about the two to five girls dancing and a sold out venue filled with people simply standing.
This year was Outside Lands’ fourth year taking over the beautiful Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, and my first year at the festival. Not only does the festival take place in one of my favorite cities in the world, but it occurs over my birthday, so how could I not attend?
The Subways a rock trio from Hertfordshire, United Kingdom who are gearing up to release their third album, Money and Celebrity this September. After touring with bands such as Ash, The Strokes, Taking Back Sunday and opening for rock legends such as Foo Fighters and AC/DC the band have returned to the studio after the successful release... (Read more)
Stendhal Festival of Art will launch the first run of tickets to the inaugural event which takes place on August 20 at Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady on June 17, 2011. The first batch of tickets will be exclusively available through the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, with an online launch to follow.
Stendhal Festival of Art will launch the first run of tickets to the inaugural event which takes place on August 20 at Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady on June 15, 2011.The first batch of tickets will be exclusively available through the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, with an online launch to follow.
Play 4 North American Festivals: NXNE, Stern Grove, Hopscotch + Mid-Point Music Festivals.No Color Out Now On Frenchkiss Records.Still riding high on the success of their fourth full-length No Color, San Francisco indie rock duo The Dodos are thrilled to announce their U.S. Fall Tour.
To celebrate their return, the band has unveiled a brand... (Read more)
Def Leppard,Alice Cooper and Thin Lizzy live photo review at the O2 Arena Dublin Ireland.Rock legends Def Leppard are back with their first ever live album MIRROR BALL (Live & More), available now in North America (exclusively at Walmart and Sam’s Club) and will be released in all other countries throughout the month. The double... (Read more)
Legendary pop music icon Brian Wilson will be presented with the inaugural NOW Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday June 16, at 6:15pm at the Hyatt Regency Toronto (370 King Street West) as part of the 2011 NXNE Festival.
The ceremony, hosted by Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, is a free event open to the public,... (Read more)
Amycanbe, now a cult alternative must in the Italian and Europen music scene,represents a real novelty for both the musical eclecticism expressed and the ability to carry audiences of their concerts into a dreamlike journey, armed with a colorful imagination, as well as the seductive and charming voice of their unique singer.
After a stunning sold out Roundhouse show earlier this year, All Tomorrow’s Parties have brought Iron & Wine back to London for two special concerts. On Sunday 9th October they will present an intimate all acoustic show at Hackney Empire, and the next night there will be a Full Band performance at Shepherds Bush Empire.... (Read more)
Belsonic 2011 in association with ABSOLUT Vodka have announced Tinie Tempah & Tiësto as the final headline acts for Belsonic Festival 2011. Also confirmed are Alex Metric, Maverick Sabre, Caspa & Rod Azlan, Yasmin, Fight Like Apes, Rizzle Kicks, Andrew Weatherall.
Due to the overwhelming response so far to this year’s Belsonic in association with... (Read more)
Dropkick Murphys have announced additional North American summer tour dates in support of their critically acclaimed Going Out In Style CD (Born & Bred Records/ILG), which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200–the group’s highest chart debut to date. The recently confirmed gigs include a performance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, as well as shows in Pomona, CA; Ottawa, ON; Quebec City,... (Read more)
Something that becomes difficult for bands that come out of New York City is a mixture of interesting obstacles. Not only does a band have to be talented but they also have to sound good, a feat that’s way easier said than done. Luckily for The Dig they never have to worry about this problem.
On May 18, 2011, a jury awarded the band Gayngs over $100,000 in compensatory and punitive damages in the trial of Gayngs LLC v. C.J. Starbuses, Inc. and C.J. Curtsinger. GAYNGS’ Attorneys Chris Vlahos and Howell O’Rear, from Riley Warncock & Jacobson, PLC, successful proved that the bus company C.J. Starbuses, Inc. and C.J. Curtsinger... (Read more)
Rock mega stars Rush rolled into The SECC in Glasgow bringing their spectacular stage show for their Time Machine Tour 2011. This one’s been in my diary for a while now and I’ve been counting down the hours in anticipation of great things from the Canadian trio …..it did not disappoint!!
Slane 2011 is almost upon us again and what with it selling out in record it promises to be quite a day.There some info on stage times and some advice on how to have a fun and safe day. Plan your approach to SLANE based on the following: • As traffic and parking... (Read more)
Roger Waters, the creative genius behind musical pioneers Pink Floyd, is set to bring his groundbreaking masterpiece, The Wall, to Europe in 2011.This is the first time The Wall has been performed in over 20 years.Roger Waters ‘The Wall’ will trek through over 25 European cities to mark the 30th anniversary of the album’s release... (Read more)
The Rush “Time Machine” tour finally rolls in Dublin.This was the bands first ever concert in Ireland and expectations were high.With no support band,the Canadian trio hit the stage after a lenghty,but funny film intro and got the packed O2 Arena,rocking with “The Spirit Of Radio”.With an a amazing stage show and a lighting rig... (Read more)
Nestled in the breathtaking vista of the Swiss alps, lies the eight annual Caprices Music Festival in Crans Montana. This is no ordinary festival. It has become one of the fastest growing events in the world. Attendees, such as Paris Hilton, and Kim Kardashian have even dropped by in the past, and ever since it... (Read more)
Native Speaker the debut long player from hotly tipped Canadian quartet BRAIDS started as a musical experiment, now several years on, the results of that experiment are starting to be realized. BRAIDS have spent the last few months wowing audiences across America with their live show, including tastemakers at this year’s SXSW. UK audiences are... (Read more)
Founders Entertainment is thrilled to announce the addition of Brooklyn based hip hop trio Das Racist to the lineup for the June 18th Governors Ball Music Festival. Taking place on Governors Island in NYC, the Governors Ball is also upping the ante for summer music festival fun by incorporating an exciting list of activities into... (Read more)
Yeah, Axl has his critics and rightly so. Gigape refused to photo the latest Guns and Roses tour because photos could only be taken from about 200m away and you had to give away all rights to the pics, home, family and air that you breathed! However..is there any better frontman? or any better rock... (Read more)
Montreal folk singer and poet NEeMA is to play two Irish shows this summer at The Sugar Club, Dublin on Monday 4th July, and Triskel Christchurch, Cork on Tuesday 5th July.NEeMA has recently completed her second album, “Watching You Think”, a collection of twelve musical stories that seamlessly meld elements of world music, folk, and... (Read more)
For country superstars like Reba and Blake Shelton, home is definitely where the heart is. Both hailing from Oklahoma, the news of Atoka County’s recent tornado disaster prompted the stars to reach out to the affected area. Reba was born just outside of Kiowa, which is approximately 30 miles away from the greatest... (Read more)
Eight thousand people with seventy percent of them girls packed into see the appearance of Maron 5, especially vocalist.Adam Levine entered the stage to hysterically screaming fans. Their performance was very good, they had great live sound stage and a very good stage show which held the audience mesmerized throughout their performance!
The experimental art rock group from Los Angeles will play in Belfast Northern Ireland. Warpaint’s latest video for ‘Undertow’ has already had over a million views on youtube, and the band was nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2011 award.
Warpaint has dreamy vocals and a driving post punk sound, with a sprawling soundscape reminiscent... (Read more)
Eight thousand fans packed in to see Bruno Mars in Jakarta.He played an amazing set with a gem that had the already exstactic crowd bumping and grinding for more-the audience was captivated when BRUNO MARS dropped “smell like teen spirit” (Nirvana’s iconic hit) and changed the lyrics to the song MICHAEL JACKSON’s “beat it”. BRUNO... (Read more)
Josh Groban has confirmed two Irish dates to take place this October. The acclaimed US singer will perform at The Waterfront Hall, Belfast on October 18th and The Grand Canal Theatre on October 19th.Tickets for Josh Groban’s Belfast and Dublin concerts go on sale on Wednesday 20th April at 9am.
Dropkick Murphys, the critically acclaimed rock band known for their complex distillation of classic punk rock, Celtic folk and American rock ‘n roll, will headline the USA 7’s Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) at PPL Park in Chester, PA in a post-event concert on Saturday, June 4. The performance will be free-of-charge to all attendees of the... (Read more)
Baker Street is an upcoming indie pop band consisting of Michelle Hutt (guitars/keys/vocals), Mike Kennelly (bass), Jimmy Nugent (guitars), and Kevin Oshinskie (drums). We got to sit on them rehearsing for a gig and catch a word on who they are and what the world can expect from them.
twenty-two songs that they brought during a concert in Indonesia have made the audience satisfied. their performances are supported by a sound that is very clean and tidy so comfortably in the ear of fans, setting the stage lights were so beautiful to be seen by the eye. JIMMY EAT WORLD concert was attended by... (Read more)
This is a band I have been waiting all year to see. Every fellow music lover and photographer in the UK has done nothing but praise their catchy tunes, the stage presence filled with confidence and fun, and also the uncontainable energy in which they play in. I am of course talking about The Joy... (Read more)
Kings of Leon confirm Slane line-up with Elbow, Thin Lizzy, White Lies, Mona and The Whigs.Kings of Leon, Elbow, Thin Lizzy, White Lies, Mona and The Whigs will complete the full days line-up at this years 30th Anniversary sold out Slane Castle concert on Saturday 28th May 2011 in County Meath, Ireland.
Underworld Confirmed for SW4.”London is our town and we love to play in front of a home crowd. SW4 is going to be amazing this year and we can’t wait to play there. It’s a party in the sun for London’s night people. See you there”. Karl Hyde (Underworld).Karl Hyde and Rick Smith aka Underworld... (Read more)
Stone Temple Pilots concert Pekan Raya Jakarta 13th march’11.This concert was attended by about three thousand people Stone Temple Pilots fans. and the audience was hysteria when the Stone Temple Pilots personnel present on the stage.They perform perfectly, they sound really good and make the audience satisfied.Although only seventeen songs which they show, the audience... (Read more)
“We’ve been waiting ten years for this!” – shouts Dan Snaith on his first ever gig in Brazil.In a crowded but not packed Clash Club, a techno and electro club in Sao Paulo, Caribou delivered a energetic and very powerful gig.The crowd seemed to know the songs, specially from their last album, “Swim”, relased in the early months of 2010.
Multi-million-selling RCA Nashville songstress Sara Evans is celebrating the March 8 release of her sixth full-length studio album, Stronger, with a smash single climbing the charts and a busy schedule that will bring Evans to New York this week for TV appearances on Good Morning America and Hannity.
Martina McBride brings her “Teenage Daughters” to Country Radio. Grammy-winning, Country Music Icon Releases First New Music Since 2009.Country Music Superstar Martina McBride, mother of three daughters ranging from 5 to 16, is putting her girls to work – figuratively speaking that is. There are no plans for sixteen-year-old Delaney to join the band and... (Read more)
The Postelles eponymous debut album will be released by +1 Records on June 7th. The record, co-produced by band and The Strokes Albert Hammond, Jr., exudes a raw exuberance that places the New York City-based quartet in an ideological lineage that can... (Read more)
Dum Dum Girls photo review from New York City 4th March 2011.The hot ticket this past Friday night was none other than the Dum Dum Girls at the Bowery Ballroom, their biggest headling show to date, according to frontwoman Dee Dee. The sold out venue was packed with concert-goers looking to rock out to... (Read more)
Grab your bathing suit, tell your friends, and don’t forget the suntan lotion! Beach Dog Presents announces the inaugural Electric Beach, to take place March 17-20 at the AAA Four Diamond award-winning Gran Melia Hotels & Resorts in Cancun, Mexico. This very special Spring Break event will have two stages that will see performances by... (Read more)
The Joy Formidable End US Tour in NYC.This is a band I have been waiting all year to see. Every fellow music lover and photographer in the UK has done nothing but praise their catchy tunes, the stage presence filled with confidence and fun, and also the uncontainable energy in which they play in. I... (Read more)