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28 Feb

In early 2010 Mark Foster, Cubbie Fink and Mark Pontius released “Pumped Up Kicks” under the guise of Foster The People. The band put the unknowingly, transmittable song on the internet and emailed it to a few friends. A year later, over 1.4 million streams and a song that every DJ from California to Australia can’t stop playing, the band announce the release of their full-length debut Torches on Columbia Records/StarTime Intl. May 24th 2011. The band will kick off release day with a performance in their hometown on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Foster The People released an EP in January that includes “Pumped Up Kicks” and two other equally contagious songs: “Houdini” and “Helena Beat.” By the end of their January residency in Los Angeles, 300 curious fans were stuck outside the over capacity Echo and forced to wait until the Coachella to see the songs take shape live. Meanwhile the fans inside experienced what the L.A. Times called, “chilled-out dance floor ready indie-pop”. The frenzy continued two days later as the band played to an over capacity crowd at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa.

And with the end of a successful residency, a single in the Top 15 at Alternative radio and the completion of their first full-length album, it became apparent that even in the coldest month of the year, Foster The People had created something that could withstand the winter and become more than the summer hit that BlackBook had declared of the “stunningly catchy” track last year. Foster The People had created the soundtrack for your endless summer and summer was back for good!

Foster The People will debut music from Torches starting this March when they hit the road with fellow Los Angeles acts Grouplove and Le Sands. The band will also play a handful of notable gigs at SXSW and make stops at Coachella and Sasquatch!
See below for more dates…..

Foster The People Tour Dates:
3/8 Santa Barbara, CA SOHO
3/13 Santa Fe, NM Corzon
3/14 El Paso,TX Lowbrow Palace
3/21 Tempe, AZ Sail Inn
3/22 Solana, CA Belly Up
3/23 San Francisco, CA Independent
3/25 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
3/26 Seattle WA High Dive *SOLD OUT
3/27 Boise, ID Reef
3/29 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
3/30 Denver, CO Walnut Room
3/31 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar
4/1 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
4/2 Chicago, IL Schuba’s *SOLD OUT
4/3 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
4/5 Montreal, QC Petit Campus
4/7 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
4/8 New York, NY Mercury Lounge *SOLD OUT
4/9 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory *SOLD OUT
4/10 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
4/11 Washington DC Red Palace
4/17 Indio, CA Coachella
5/30 George, WA Sasquatch

28 Feb

The 3rd Annual Bring Our Music Back Festival (B.O.M.B. Fest) is back and bigger than ever! Bring Our Music Back, Inc. along with Frank Bombaci, Sr. and Frank Bombaci, Jr. are proud to announce the diverse group of artists that has been assembled for 2011. Watch the lineup announcement HERE. For the first time, this year’s festival, taking place over Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-29), will be at the Festival Grounds of B.O.M.B. Fest’s new site partner, Western Connecticut State University (43 Lake Ave, Danbury, CT 06810) in Danbury, CT — a short train ride from New York City, Boston, Providence and Philadelphia. Tickets go on sale via BombFest.com at 6 a.m. EST on March 4th.

B.O.M.B. Fest 2011 has assembled its most ambitious lineup to date, bringing together some of the best names in hip-hop, alternative and indie rock, giving the East Coast its own premiere music festival. The price for two-day passes will cost $109 go on sale on Friday, March 4th at 6:00 am EST. Official festival website can be found at www.bombfest.com.

All proceeds from the festival will benefit Bring Our Music Back, Inc. which is committed to providing music scholarships, music enrichment and education programs, music and healing initiatives and community support and outreach. In addition, one of this year’s charitable initiativesincludes the creation of an Emerging Artist Scholarship Fund at Western Connecticut State University.

2011 B.O.M.B. Fest Lineup:
Snoop Dogg
Wiz Khalifa
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Coheed And Cambria
Neon Trees
State Radio
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic
The New Pornographers
Shpongle presents The Shpongletron Experience
Against Me!
Best Coast
Titus Andronicus
The Cool Kids
Portugal. The Man
Man Man
Dum Dum Girls
The Felice Brothers
Freelance Whales
Holy Fuck
Quintron and Miss Pussycat
Dan Deacon
12th Planet
Free Energy
Real Estate
Nosaj Thing
The Hood Internet
Toubab Krewe
Small Black
River City Extension
Big Freedia
David Wax Museum
Roots of Creation
Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez
Walk the Moon
Also featuring more than 25 local artists!

About Bring Our Music Back, Inc.:
BRING OUR MUSIC BACK, INC. is dedicated to the enrichment of life through music. Our mission is to support burgeoning musical talent, programs and services in our communities by fostering the artistic development of youth preserving music as a viable art form. Bring Our Music Back, Inc. is all about MUSIC WITH PURPOSE! Some of the enrichment initiatives championed by Bring Our Music Back, Inc. include artist mentorships and music scholarships, music enrichment and education programs, music and healing initiatives, community support and music awareness and community and cultural outreach. Bring Our Music Back, Inc. is proud to support music therapy programs with the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Hospice of Connecticut.

28 Feb

Wavves just wrapped up a huge tour with Best Coast and tomorrow heads to Japan and Australia. Today the band unveiled the second official music video from King of the Beach and it happens to be the title track — directed by Focus Creeps. Check out the video below and catch the band live at Bonnaroo in June.

28 Feb

Tonight, The Rumble New York returns to the Studio At Webster Hall with three great bands for FREE! If you don’t go tonight, you’ll be making a big mistake because you will have to pay to see each of these bands next time and they may not be on as solid of a lineup as tonight. Tonight’s Rumble show features The So So Glos, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper and Bow Ribbons. You can get MP3s from each of the bands here

The So So Glos are an indie rock band from Brooklyn. They’re kind of like a noisier Vampire Weekend. You might’ve recently seen the band play with Titus Andronicus or Trail of Dead if you were in Europe. Or maybe you’ve been to one of the shows at their own venue! That’s right, these guys co-founded Market Hotel with the promoter Todd P. Head to the links below to get to know them better


The Rumble NYC w/The So So Glos, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Bow Ribbons
The Studio At Webster Hall

125 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003

DATE : Februay 28, 2011
DOOR : 8:00 PM
AGE : 19+

28 Feb

Def Leppard, Great Britain’s premiere arena rock band, have announced that they will make their triumphant return to the US with a summer tour kicking off on June 15 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Joining Def Leppard for this highly anticipated tour are Seattle rock legends Heart. Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums — including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria. The anthemic rock megastars have earned their stripes as one of the most enduring and successful touring acts in history. Heart showed the world that women can rock when they stormed the charts with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Alone” and many more, a stream of hits showcasing the sisters’ enormous talents as both musicians and singers, selling more than 30 million records. Tickets for the Live Nation produced tour will go on sale on beginning March 4th at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Additional dates to be announced soon.

“After having had the last 18 months off, Leppard are ready to get back on the road! Add Heart to the bill and it truly makes for a special evening,” says singer Joe Elliott.

” Nancy and I are really excited to be bringing Heart to the stage this summer with Def Leppard. It’s going to be a powerful, monster show. The real thing. The summer of 2011 will be amazing,” says singer Ann Wilson.

Citi® cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets in select cities through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

The band has partnered with I Love All Access to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages for the show, including premium seats, pre-show parties and more. For more information, visit www.defleppard.com

Def Leppard’s US tour dates with Heart are as follows:

June 15 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

June 17 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

June 22 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte

June 24 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut

June 26 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center

June 29 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion

July 2 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

July 3 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium

July 12 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

July 13 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

July 15th Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

July 20 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion

July 24 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center

August 10 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

August 21 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

August 27 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

August 31st Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre

September 14 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheater


28 Feb

Mashup DJ extraordinaire Girl Talk is on a sold out tour in support of his album All Day. The tour came through Boston on Saturday night to the House of Blues. Our hardworking photographer Jennifer Murtha was there to get some amazing shots from all throughout the venue. Check out her photos below:

28 Feb

If you’ve been to www.TheManchesterOrchestra.com over the past couple of days, you’ve noticed that the band has been releasing snippets of their new single, “Simple Math,” via a drag and drop virtual puzzle. It has been receiving fantastic feedback and we highly recommend checking it out.

Today, February 28th, the final piece of the puzzle will be revealed, unlocking an embeddable stream of the song. But don’t worry, if you prefer downloads, the band is also offering an instant download of “Simple Math” at www.TheManchesterOrchestra.com/simplemath. The song will be available for digital purchase tomorrow, March 1. And don’t forget, Manchester Orchestra’s third album, Simple Math, will be released May 10 via Columbia/Favorite Gentlemen.

Wait, we’re not done yet!! Manchester Orchestra is also excited to share a brand new visual for their new single, “Simple Math.” Think this is awesome? Wait until you see the official music video! Coming soon, stay tuned. Click HERE .


28 Feb

sweetgreen (www.sweetgreen.com), known for its network of sustainable eateries throughout the northeast, is bringing the Sweetlife back to the Capital region this summer, and announced today that The Strokes will headline the annual Sweetlife Festival. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Head over to www.Sweetlifefestival.com now to sign up to receive pre-sale notification and additional band announcements in the days to come.

The Strokes’ headlining announcement supports the band’s forthcoming studio album Angles. Recently released for pre-order, the album is the band’s first in more than five years. Sweetlife Festival is one of a handful of appearances the band is scheduled to make in 2011, and the only in the mid-Atlantic region.

In addition to presenting a day of renowned musical talent, sweetgreen will work with partners including Honest Tea, Stonyfield Farm, and Applegate Farms to curate experiences around the festival grounds that extend sweetgreen’s hip and eco-conscious ethos from the table to all facets of the Sweetlife. Sweetgreen is also working with local energy partners to make every effort to ensure the festival has no carbon footprint, including an interactive exhibit at the festival that channels human energy. Unlike traditional music festivals, at the Sweetlife Festival fans will also have the opportunity to purchase not only traditional concessions and sweetgreen product, but they will also be able to visit an on-site farmers market, featuring produce and snacks from the region’s local growers.

Sweetlife Festival is an annual celebration of music, wholesome food, and thoughtful living, hosted by sweetgreen and located directly between Washington DC and Baltimore where fans of music and sustainability can experience the forefront of both cultural movements in one interactive environment. As an extension of the brand’s commitment to sourcing seasonal, local food for each of its locations in Washington and Philadelphia and promoting healthy, sustainable living, sweetgreen is partnering with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, which was established to fight obesity and promote better dietary health through food education and cooking skills. A portion of the festival’s proceeds will be donated to the celebrity chef’s foundation.


27 Feb

Washington D.C. indie rock band U.S. Royalty has been on tour this winter in support of their newly released debut album MIRRORS. They played the Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA last week and our photographer Jennifer Murtha was there to catch the band in action. Check out her photos below:


27 Feb

Written by Farhaad Esfandiary of LAHaadcore.com, Photos by Internal Arts Photography

Four months went by since we last attended a show. Much too long of a wait if you ask me, but between November and early February there was nothing worth going to. Then we remembered 3 Inches of Blood and Holy Grail were touring together with “some” folk metal band named Eluveitie. Shame on me, right? Right. Good thing for us we didn’t crash on the way to the venue in the pounding Los Angeles rain, cause there would have been no pictures and videos to look at or even words to read! I forgot to mention System Divide was on this tour, but only because I didn’t go inside to see them. I was outside, paranoid at the thought of my photographer being involved in a fiery car crash and being unable to attend.
We made it in just in time to see Holy Grail take the stage. FUCK. YES. I had been wanting to see them play since their debut album Crisis in Utopia came out last October. I missed them once, but that only made the album get wayyy more spins in my car, quickly making it one of my favorite albums of 2010. They were every bit as fierce, fast, fun and whatever else starts with the letter ‘f’ as I thought they’d be. James Paul Luna’s epic voice sounded better than I thought it would and Eli Santana’s shredding was on point. Hell, even the new rhythm guitarist was a fucking riot. His stage presence was truly great and the crowd, which seemed to have quite a few fans of the band, really enjoyed the theatrics. There was plenty of horns being thrown and circle pits being formed in a show of appreciation. It made me proud to be a Pasadena native. First we had Van Halen, now we’ve got Holy Grail.

Videos: Holy Grail performing Call of Valhalla and My Last Attack

3 Inches of Blood came next, and they took the stage to the music of when Kirk had to fight Spock. That’s super Metal, right? During the sound check and setup, I wondered what their set was going to be like. I figured the absence of Jamie Hooper meant that they’d be playing more material from Here Waits Thy Doom, and less of the previous 3 albums, but I was wrong. The band kicked things off with “The Goatriders Hoarde” and went into “Destroy the Orcs,” which immediately caused a ruckus in the ol’ mosh pit. Hooper’s vocals were used on both studio recordings, but it didn’t matter because lead guitarist Justin Hagberg did an excellent job on the screams throughout the entire set. The guys were air-tight throughout, never missing a beat and playing with such great energy. Songs like “Deadly Sinners” and “Night Marauders” never sounded so intense! And Cam Pipes? In my opinion, that dude has one of the best voices in Metal. I’m talking about today, but I have to include him in the “of all time” discussion as well. I truly believe he’s up there with the likes of Halford, Dickinson, and young Anselmo. I had a lot of fun watching 3IOB play, but I was a little confused by the lack of material from their most recent album. The only song they did from Here Waits thy Doom was “Battles and Brotherhood.” They even played 2 new songs from an upcoming EP. The pit was pretty rough throughout the set, and I can only assume something like “Call of the Hammer” would have made things much more rowdy. However, even without the newer stuff, the set was still great. They played a lot of crowd favorites and everyone was having a great time. I’m glad I finally got the chance to see them shred.

Videos: 3 Inches of Blood opening with The Goatriders Hoarde/Destroy the Orcs and closing with Deadly Sinners/Battles and Brotherhood

I originally wasn’t going to stick around for Eluveitie because the thought of folk metal didn’t really excite me that night. I’m a fan of the genre, but only in small doses. I’m glad I did stick around, though, because they’re one of the better bands I’ve seen in the last few years. I didn’t know a single one of their lyrics. I didn’t know they have 9 members, and that two of them are attractive women. Not even by metal standards either. I’m talking truly attractive. I was also unaware that they played instruments such as the hurdy gurdy, flute, violin and bag pipes. This had the makings of a fun and unqiue set. All I needed to hear was the music.. and holy fuck was it good. They have a nice Gothenburg-y (think At the Gates) sound, with gentle flute and hurdy gurdy melodies thrown on top heavy, ripping riffs and pounding drums. I was all-in after just a couple of songs, and recorded most of their set. I think my favorite moment was vocalist Chigrel Glanzmann demanding the pit-goers to go apeshit during “Kingdom Come Undone” and ordering a Wall of Death at the start of “(Do)minion.” I think he bought a few beers for some folks in the pit that night too. What a nice guy.

Videos: Nil & Bloodstained Ground and Thousandfold of Eluveitie’s set

It was a great night for metal aside from the pouring rain. Holy Grail set the tempo for the night. 3 Inches of Blood absolutely destroyed, and Eluveitie couldn’t have done a better job of closing out the show. I hope to see all three bands again very soon.

(More photos can be seen here)