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31 Aug

Meg & Dia announced today that they’ll be releasing a new EP called It’s Always Stormy in Tillamook. They also released two new songs for your listening pleasure “The One” and “My Ugly Mouth.” You can listen to them both in the player below.

The band is also heading out on tour in November starting in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Avalon Theater on November 9th and running through to the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, MN on December 4th. Check out their full tour dates.

<a href="http://megdia.bandcamp.com/album/its-always-stormy-in-tillamook" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://megdia.bandcamp.com']);">The One by Meg &amp; Dia</a>

Sep 11, 2010 Washington, UT Staheli Farms
Nov 9, 2010 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theater
Nov 10, 2010 Las Vegas, NV The Farm
Nov 14, 2010 Hermosa Beach, CA Saint Rocke
Nov 15, 2010 San Diego, CA Epicentre
Nov 16, 2010 Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch
Nov 18, 2010 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Nov 19, 2010 The Woodlands, TX Shadowplay Lounge
Nov 20, 2010 Denton, TX Hailey’s
Nov 21, 2010 Metarie, LA The High Ground
Nov 23, 2010 Orlando, FL The Social
Nov 24, 2010 Douglasville, GA The 7 Venue
Nov 26, 2010 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s
Nov 27, 2010 Philadelphia, PA Barbary
Nov 28, 2010 New York, NY Webster Hall
Nov 30, 2010 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot
Dec 1, 2010 Columbus, OH The Basement
Dec 2, 2010 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
Dec 3, 2010 DeKalb, IL House Cafe
Dec 4, 2010 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club


31 Aug

Nico Vega, the Los Angeles trio, enlisted the help of the “mini-Nico Vega band” (actually guitarist Rich Koehlar’s niece and nephew and their neighbors) while on a tour stop in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio. Set to the band’s first single, “Gravity,” the vibrant rockers show a fun side to the hardworking touring band in this video (shot primarily on an iPhone) directed and edited by the band themselves. See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frExleFbnlg

Fresh off appearances with Metric, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Codeine Velvet Club, Semi-Precious Weapons, After Midnight Project, Neon Trees and Sweethead, the band has been working aggressively on new songs for their next album! Stay tuned and check out www.NICOVEGA.com for updates.

31 Aug

Following the success of high-energy singles “According to You” and “Shut Up and Kiss Me,” Orianthi showcases her softer side with her new single “Courage,” featuring Lacey from Flyleaf. Grab the track – which features yet another stand-out guitar solo – now on iTunes. Orianthi and Lacey are set to film the song’s music video in the coming week, so stay tuned to Orianthi.com over the next month for the video’s debut, as well as all the latest news and updates.

31 Aug

Semi Precious Weapons clearly don’t like days off! The band has spent the last nine months on the Monster Ball tour with Lady Gaga and have another nine months ahead of them. You would think they would cherish the three weeks off between the current North American leg of the tour and the forthcoming European shows, but instead the band will stay on the road and play their own 13-city “Dirty Showbiz” headlining tour!

Semi Precious Weapons “Dirty Showbiz” Tour Dates:

9/20/10 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
9/22/10 Houston, TX Numbers
9/23/10 Dallas, TX The Loft
9/25/10 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Café**
9/27/10 Los Angeles,CA El Rey
9/28/10 San Francisco, CA Slims
9/30/10 Chicago, IL Subterranean
10/2/10 Toronto, ONT Wrong Bar**
10/3/10 Montreal QC Belmont**
10/5/10 Philadelphia, PA Northstar
10/7/10 Washington, DC Rock n Roll Hotel
10/8/10 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/9/10 Boston, MA Royale**

Semi Precious Weapons will continue on the Monster Ball with Lady Gaga through to May, 2011. For dates please see: http://www.semipreciousweapons.com/monsterball/

**Shows noted with this symbol are 18 and over

The tour follows the recent release of SPW’s album debut with rock world producer-kingpin Jack Joseph Puig (The Rolling Stones, Beck, Black Eyed Peas) and Executive Producer Lady Gaga, YOU LOVE YOU, on Geffen/Streamline/Cherrytree Records, now available in stores and on iTunes.

Semi Precious Weapons frontman, Justin Tranter, explains, “We get our work ethic from Gaga herself and who would want to be at home when you have a mission. Our mission is to bring rock n’ roll, REAL ROCK N’ ROLL back and we will be bringing it back to audiences all over the country before we head to Europe on the Monster Ball”. Tranter continued, “The shows are “all ages” because we want to make sure that every kid gets a chance to experience rock n roll and is able to come and dance, scream and party during our night of filthy glamour on the Dirty Showbiz tour!”

Fellow members of the Precious Empire, Breedlove and Lady Starlight will be “Special Guests” on the “Dirty Showbiz” tour. Breedlove will appear on all shows and Lady Starlight from Las Vegas on.

The band recently made International headlines when their epic performance at the Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago which caused friend and fan Lady Gaga to stage dive and crowd surf during their set with Justin. The performance has been viewed over 10,000,000 times on YouTube. Last weekend, Semi Precious Weapons joined Slash and the Smashing Pumpkins at the Los Angeles’ 3rd annual Sunset Strip Music Festival and the performance ended with fans jumping the barricade and joining the band on stage for the finale of “Rock N Roll Never Looked So Beautiful.”

31 Aug

UNDEROATH are proud to announce they’ll return this fall with their fifth studio album–titled Ø (Disambiguation)–November 9 (not October 26th as it was falsely reported) via Seattle indie Solid State/Tooth & Nail.

Expect more news early next week….





31 Aug

Papa Roach have released their latest album, Time For Annihilation…On the Record and On the Road (track listing below) via new label Eleven Seven Music today. The band’s album is a unique hybrid listening experience, which showcases new material produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus) as well as live renditions of past hits.

Listen to the full album: AOL Music | CBS Radio
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With the release of this record, the band continue their long term commitment to WhyHunger, raising funds and awareness for the 49 million Americans and more than 1 billion people worldwide who are hungry. The band included a hidden track on the record, a first in philanthropy, to encourage fans to text to donate as they do live in concert. In addition, the band will be visiting the Los Angeles Mission food bank as volunteers to celebrate their album release and continued partnership with WhyHunger. On their upcoming tour dates, the band will be auctioning off VIP experiences with all proceeds going to WhyHunger.

Jacoby Shaddix said, “We wanted to use the press we were doing around the album to help raise awareness for the cause, we made a commitment to WhyHunger and are just as passionate about it as we are the music. We want to make sure we walk the walk and not just talk the talk, hopefully it inspires people to do the same.”

Papa Roach continues to fortify their reputation as one of the best live bands regardless of genre and recently electrified the 100,000 plus audience at this year’s Sonisphere festival in the UK with an explosive performance of which Metal Hammer said, “The Roach are sensational for every second they are onstage. P Roach came, saw and kicked everyone’s ass.” In addition, ESPN is using the lead track throughout the network’s programming for the entire month of August to pump up the excitement of their comprehensive sports coverage including this years summer X-Games. Continuing it’s energizing force, Papa Roach and Monster Energy have partnered in an online contest for fans to submit user-generated extreme sports clips which will be cut together as a new video for “Kick in the Teeth.”

The band recently announced plans to join forces with Skillet and destroy crowds across the US with their Monsters of Annihilation tour beginning October 1st in Myrtle Beach, SC at The House of Blues. Trapt and My Darkest Days round out the bill. For a complete list of tour dates, please see below.

Papa Roach and Skillet on tour:


1 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues – On Sale Now
5 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live – On Sale Now

6 Wallingford, CT The Dome – On Sale Now

8 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights – On Sale Now

10 Worcester, MA Palladium – On Sale Now

12 Rochester, NY The Main Street Armory – On Sale Now

13 Toledo, OH John F. Savage Hall – On Sale Now

14 Moline, IL iWireless Center – On Sale 9/3

16 Waterloo, IA McElroy Auditorium – On Sale 9/4

17 Kansas City, MO The Midland – On Sale 9/3

19 St. Louis, MO Pageant – On Sale Now

20 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom – On Sale Now

Papa Roach only:
10 Nashville, TN Buzzfest – On Sale Now
11 Indianapolis, IN WRZX XFest – On Sale Now
12 Dayton, OH WXEG – On Sale Now
14 Canton, OH Bearcreek Music Center – On Sale Now
15 Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater – On Sale Now
23 Chicago, IL Club Congress – On Sale Now
25 Fontana, CA Epicenter – On Sale Now
28 Minneapolis, MN The Epic – On Sale Now
29 Southbend, IN Club Fever – On Sale 9/3
2 Tampa, FL Jannus Live – On Sale Now
3 Mobile, AL Bayfest – On Sale Now
9 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues – On Sale Now
23 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – On Sale Now

*** More dates to to be announced ***

31 Aug

Disturbed have just released their fifth studio album Asylum and will be doing a live webchat on their Ustream Channel with fans today (Tuesday) at 2:30 PM PST/5:30 PM EST.

Two official music videos for tracks off of Asylum have been released. The video for lead single “Another Way To Die” and the video for album title track “Asylum.”

Every copy of Asylum comes with the 75+ minute “Decade of Disturbed” documentary which features live footage, exclusive interviews, and the story on Disturbed till now. A trailer for the documentary can be seen here.

Disturbed are currently headlining the First Annual Rockstar UPROAR tour with Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, and Hell Yeah. Go to www.rockstaruproar.com for the full list of dates.


31 Aug

OK Go, the most downloaded band ever, will launch an extensive North American tour with a performance at the Los Angeles County Fair on October 3rd. Tickets are on sale now. In addition to its headlining dates, the band will perform at the Discover Louisville Festival (10/12) and the PopTech Conference (10/21, Camden, ME), an annual event that convenes a network of visionary individuals in science, technology, design, the corporate and social sectors, entrepreneurship, education and the arts to explore the nature of creative change. OK Go will also perform at the MTV Brazil Music Awards on September 16th.

“This is what happens when you’re the most intelligent, most innovative, and merriest band of miscreants in rock,” said the Tampa Bay Times in a live review. “You’ve already reinvented the concept of the music video, and you’re doing everything you can to reinvent the music industry as a whole. What’s left? Reinvent the concert experience…a multisensory spectacle.” “It’s a visual adventure as much as it is an audio one in the vein of The Flaming Lips,” said Creative Loafing and the Salt Lake City Weekly marveled: “Getting Salt Lakers on the dance floor on a Tuesday is not a task every band is up to, but OK Go did the trick.”

OK Go have partnered with Indaba Music and the Rock Band Network to launch a remix contest for their new single, “White Knuckles.” OK Go encourages fans to get as creative as possible, to not feel afraid to redefine the song in both genre and feeling. The contest will run from September 7th through October 14th. Further details will be available at http://www.okgo.net.

Each week starting Sept 21st, Dave Fridmann, producer of “White Knuckles” and the album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, will choose his favorite remixes to feature across all OK Go web properties. All featured remixes will also be available for fans to download on the database that accompanies the pre-order for the Nov. 2nd U.S. release, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky (Extra Nice Edition). The grand prize winner will be announced on October 29th and will have his/her remix mastered and made available for download in Rock Band. The grand prize winner will also receive a gaming console, a copy of Rock Band 3, and a set of Rock Band instruments to jam with friends to their winning remix.

“White Knuckles,” the follow-up single to the Top 30 hit “This Too Shall Pass,” will impact at Alternative and AAA radio on September 14th. The album received 4 ½ stars from Alternative Press, while Spin hailed it as “ambitious” and absolutepunk.net pronounced it “wholly triumphant.” At mid-year, mtv.com’s Kyle Anderson named Of the Blue Colour of the Sky “the best album of the year (so far)…at the same time incredibly polished and casually chaotic – a fantastically vibrant, surprising combination. I’ve been listening to the album for six months and am still discovering things about it.”

The band’s second video for “This Too Shall Pass,” is a Rube Goldberg machine created by OK Go and Syyn Labs engineers, and is the #1 Top Rated (All Time) music video on YouTube.

OK Go – comprising Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka and Andy Ross – recently contributed a track to the compilation album Dear New Orleans…, which benefits New Orleans-based non-profits working to support the region’s culture and community.

The band members have been strong advocates for internet neutrality, sharing their perspective with leaders on Capitol Hill. This past Sunday, Kulash published an Op-Ed piece on the topic in The Washington Post. You can check it out at:



Date City Venue
10/3 Pomona, CA Los Angeles County Fair
10/6 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
10/10 Chicago, IL House of Blues
10/12 Louisville, KY Discover Louisville Festival
10/13 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
10/14 Toronto, ON Phoenix Theater
10/15 Ottawa, ON Capital City Music Hall
10/16 Montreal, QC Le National
10/17 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
10/20 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall
10/21 Camden, ME PopTech Conference
10/26 Syracuse, NY Westcott Theater
10/27 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
10/28 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
10/29 New York, NY Terminal 5
11/2 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
11/3 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
11/4 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
11/5 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
11/6 New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s Uptown
11/19 Santa Barbara, CA The Hub @ UC Santa Barbara

About Indaba Music:
Launched in New York City in February of 2007, Indaba Music has been a pioneer in the online music collaboration space, enabling anyone with internet access to connect with musicians from around the world to create, edit and mix studio-quality music together online. In addition to social networking, production and collaboration applications, Indaba Music now provides musicians with a growing collection of third-party applications, information resources and lifestyle benefits from a diverse collection of industry leading companies, including iTunes, Alfred Music, Hal Leonard, Sweetwater, Electronic Musician and more. IndabaMusic.com, a “musical ecosystem,” seamlessly guides musicians through all stages of development, fusing music education, creation, promotion, sales and talent discovery into a unified online experience.

Site membership, which has grown over 400% since 2009, currently boasts more than 500,000 users from 205 countries and territories. To date, IndabaMusic.com has provided collaboration opportunities with musicians including Mariah Carey, Crystal Method, Peter Gabriel, John Legend, Linkin Park, Matisyahu, The Roots, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Weezer, Yo-Yo Ma and more.

About Rock Band Network:
The Rock Band Network, launched March 4, 2010 by Harmonix Music Systems and its parent company MTV Games, gives Rock Band fans and music lovers a new avenue to discover music and provides musicians and labels the opportunity to produce and promote tracks for the Rock Band platform. This ground-breaking initiative gives musicians, publishers and record labels the ability to author their original recordings into gameplay files to promote and sell their music as playable Rock Band tracks through the RBN Store.

Artists who submit songs for the Rock Band Network Music Store are able to choose from multiple pricing tiers for individual tracks and receive a royalty of 30 percent of the retail selling price (excluding tax) for every track purchased through the RBN Store. There are currently more than 500 songs available for purchase in the RBNStore from artists including Third Eye Blind, Seether, Drowning Pool, Five Finger Death Punch, Flight of the Conchords, Attack Attack!, Flogging Molly, Clutch, The Shins, The Hold Steady, The Main Drag, Bang Camaro, of Montreal, Jonathan Coulton, Band of Skulls, Apples in Stereo, Band of Horses and many more. There are more than 400 artists in the RBN pipeline, with additional tracks already on the way.

With more than 1,580 tracks available to date in the Rock Band platform, the Rock Band Network Music Store has helped boost the number of available songs, further securing MTV Games and Harmonix’s position as the leading provider of downloadable content for music-based video games.


31 Aug

Nashville rockers, American Bang have now released their self-titled debut album from Reprise Records. Produced by the legendary Bob Rock in Nashville and Hawaii, the album captures all the amazing grace and guts of the band’s deep musical roots and Southern accent, proving American Bang shoots straight at the heart of American rock ‘n roll. You can hear the album in its entirety now on AOL Music. The band has been named this week’s “Discover and Download” artist on iTunes so make sure to pick up your copy on sale today.

The video for “Wild & Young,” the album’s swaggering debut single, is currently in rotation on MTV2 and MTVU, and spiking at AMTV (MTV’s morning video hours). Meanwhile, the single is blazing at Active Rock and Alternative radio stations across the country, reaching more than 54 million listeners at all formats. It is currently #36 at BDS/Billboard Active Rock. In addition, American Bang have recently been named an “Incoming!” artist by the Fuse network beginning July 13th.

American Bang, which is Jaren Johnston (singer / guitar), Ben Brown (lead guitar), Kelby Ray (bass), and Neil Mason (drums), are currently on the road and will be touring throughout the summer. Check in to their MySpace and Facebook pages for more updates and a full list of tour dates! Pick up a copy of their self-titled album in stores and on iTunes now!

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31 Aug

10 Years’ is celebrating the release of their third studio album, Feeding the Wolves, with the debut of the official music video for “Shoot It Out.” The lead single can be found on Feeding the Wolves along with a number of other bold and aggressive tracks. The video premiere of “Shoot It Out” can now be seen on VEVO.com!

Feeding the Wolves, produced by the Grammy nominated Howard Benson, is now available on iTunes and in all retail outlets. The following formats can be purchased for a limited time only at 10Yearsmusic.com:

“Deluxe Fan Bundle” Feeding the Wolves Autographed CD, 11×17 2-Sided Autographed Poster, 1 Collector’s Laminate, and 1 Guitar Pick.

“Fan Bundle” - Feeding the Wolves Autographed CD and 11×17 2-Sided Autographed Poster.

Fans can currently catch 10 Years at their CD release shows in Tennessee followed by the HardDrive Live Tour in October-November. Full tour dates can be found at www.10yearsmusic.com.