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14 Jun
2010

Somewhere between Philadelphia and New York on the New Jersey Turnpike you will find the home of Dive, Philadelphia’s newest alternative rock outfit. Dive is no stranger to the Southern Jersey/Philadelphia music scene and has played just about every venue in the area since forming in 2004. In 2007 Dive self-released The Truth About Us which was produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin). On May 11th Picture Perfect was released by Phase One/MadRock which features the single “Last Call Romance.”

Since releasing their debut Dive has had a steady stream of success. In 2009 Dive went to legendary 4th St. Recording Studios in Santa Monica, CA to record Picture Perfect with help from the infamous producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, No Doubt, Jack’s Mannequin). Dive’s sound is driven alternative Rock ‘n Roll that hits you with a fury of tight rhythms and distorted guitars from beginning to end that is similar to Three Days Grace, Hoobastank, & Fuel.

Dive consists of Jonny Sitar (Vocals), Evan Canova and Jeff Moczydlowski (Guitars), Mike Morgan (Bass), and Zhach Kelsch (Drums). Dive has such a loyal fan base that Philadelphia’s 93.3 WMMR booked them to play with Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains, Three Days Grace, Fuel, and Skillet for their annual WMMR*B*Q. WMMR has supported the band since releasing The Truth About Us in 2007, and even premiered “Last Call Romance” in April. Dive recently won their idol Bon Jovi’s Wanted: A SuperBAND Tonight! Competition on Ourstage and opened up for Bon Jovi at the highly anticipated show at the new Meadowland Stadium. If Dive can continue to impress their loyal fans, and continue to gain more fans Bon Jovi better watch out!

24 Feb
2010
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Stone Temple Pilots have announced a spring tour set to launch at SXSW at the Austin Music Hall on March 18th. The tour will find the band playing halls, theatres, casinos and a few radio festivals including WMMR’s 2010 MMRBBQ at the Susquehanna Bank Center and possibly DC101′s 2010 Chili Cookoff at RFK Stadium. If NYC had KROCK (RIP) still, they would probably have played KROCK’s Dysfunctional Family Picnic at PNC Bank Arts Center. Or maybe not. Anyways, the band’s next album according to LiveDaily is due out in June and there was a listening party Tuesday night where the band debuted the new album. The tracklisting is also now available thanks to BelowEmpty.com who reports that the album will be self-titled and released on May 25th! Check out the tracklisting below as well as the upcoming US tour dates.

Stone Temple Pilots Tracklisting
“Between The Lines”
“Take A Load Off”
“Huckleberry Crumble”
“Hickory Dichotomy”
“Dare If You Dare”
“Cinnamon”
“Hazy Daze”
“Bagman”
“Pea Coat”
“Fast As I Can”
“First Kiss On Mars”
“Maver”

March 2010
18 – Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall
19 – Bossier City, LA – Horseshoe Casino
20 – Thackerville, OK – WinStar Casino
22 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
24 – Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Centre
26 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom (Presale Fri 2/26)
27 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre (Presale Thurs 2/25)
30 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theater
31 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore

April 2010
2 – Indianapolis, IN – White River State Park

May 2010
22 – Washington, DC – RFK Stadium (DC101 2010 Chili Cookoff?)
23 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

12 Feb
2010
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As a result of rock radio dying, there have been less seasonal rock radio festivals. Fortunately, WMMR 93.3 in Philadelphia is still running strong and has announced the lineup for this year’s MMRBBQ at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ on Sunday May 23rd.. The current lineup for the show features: Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains, Three Days Grace, Fuel, Skillet and Philadelphia local band Dive. Tickets go onsale today at 12PM EST. You can pick them up here.

19 May
2009
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Pic courtesy of jaredpolin.com

This past Sunday was WMMR’s 40th Anniversary BBQ Concert in Camden, NJ (“Philly”). Halestorm, Loaded, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, SALIVA, The Offspring, and ZZ Top all played. Here are some videos from the show:

The Offspring

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Papa Roach

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ZZ Top

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Puddle of Mudd

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Saliva

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Halestorm