U.K. ARTIST JONAS BLUE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Breakout U.K. artist Jonas Blue has been touring the globe since the release of hisdramatic, trop-house take on Tracy Chapman’s classic song “Fast Car” (featuring Dakota). In June, he will return to North America for his second tour of 2016. The headline run will kick off on June 15 at Soundcheck in Washington, DC and include a June 17 show at Up and Down in New York City. Tickets are on sale now. See below for itinerary. Blue will also perform at Kiss 98.5’s Kiss the Summer Hello 2016 in Buffalo, NY on June 19.
JAPAN’S ONE OK ROCK WILL BE DIRECT SUPPORT ON 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER’S UPCOMING SUMMER TOUR
Celebrated Japanese rock superstars ONE OK ROCK will hit the road this summer as direct support for 5 Seconds of Summer. The tour kicks off July 1st in Connecticut and crisscrosses the U.S. through mid-September. Please see below for all tour dates. ONE OK ROCK toured the U.S. last fall selling out their own headline shows before joining up with All Time Low, winning themselves a legion of new fans from coast to coast.
The band is touring in support of their debut American release, 35xxxv Deluxe Edition, which was released in October and peaked at No. 17 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart.
HIGH ELEVATION ROCK FESTIVAL 2016
AEG Live’s High Elevation Rock Festival–fueled by Monster Energy–will debut Saturday, September 10 at the world famous Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in the Denver, CO area.
High Elevation Rock Festival will feature 11 hours of non-stop music on two stages amidst rolling grassy slopes and spectacular Rocky Mountain views, with performances from Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, Chevelle, Pierce The Veil, Ministry, Killswitch Engage, Animals As Leaders, Sevendust, Texas Hippie Coalition, The Amity Affliction, Neck Deep, Shaman’s Harvest, Twelve Foot Ninja, and Lola Black.
“Colorado has always been a stronghold for live music of all genres, including hard rock,” commented Joe Litvag, Executive Producer of High Elevation Rock Festival for AEG Live. “We’re excited to create something original and unique for all of the hard rock fans throughout the Rocky Mountain region, and there is no better place to call our home than the legendary Fiddler’s Green. Expect 11 straight hours of insanity with some incredible and impactful performances by the greatest names in rock today!”
TRUDY AND THE ROMANCE “HE SINGS”
It goes by the name of He Sings and it’s a troublesome ting. Crashing drums and carnivalesque guitar lines intwine leaving a hot smoking bomb site where once was a mind. Oh we’ll blow it and we’ll let you know it, this that hot shit. He Sings baby.
Happy to say we’ve teamed up with the guys at B3SCI for a double A side single produced by Billy willy Ryder Jones, they’ll be sticking us on web and wax very soon. Sad and mad, we gotta fill you in on a slight alteration to our entire legacy, we are now Trudy and the Romance and you better get used to it.
JOSEPH J. JONES SINGLE
Residing out of Hornchurch, Essex from a family with both a strong pugilist history (his father an ABA champion) and musical heritage (his grandfather was a jazz guitarist with the BBC), 23 year-old Joseph J. Jones sings beautifully emotive songs that open up a window into his life. He releases his debut single ‘The Video’ on May 13th through Communion Records.
FRANK MCFLY NEW VIDEO
Frank Mcfly?….sounds familiar right? Frank Mcfly is an independent hip-hop artist from Brooklyn, NY. Frank Mcfly is a rapper that wants to be able to change the mindsets of people, by having them question who they really are and what they stay for.
BAD BOY FAMILY REUNION TOUR
Consistently at the forefront of music and entertainment for the past two decades, SEAN ‘DIDDY’ COMBS AKA PUFF DADDY continues his reign of excellence, today announcing the BAD BOY FAMILY REUNION TOUR. Kicking off August 25th in Columbus, OH, PUFF DADDY, LIL’ KIM, MASE, FAITH EVANS, MARIO WINANS, 112, TOTAL, CARL THOMAS, THE LOX and FRENCH MONTANA will take the stage to perform hit after hit, cementing Bad Boy’s place as the driving force behind hip hop and R&B music and culture. Setting the bar for the best of live production and music experiences, Puff Daddy brings together these iconic artists due to overwhelming fan demand for a must-see moment in hip hop history. Tickets for the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, produced exclusively by Live Nation, will be available at www.livenation.com and www.ticketmaster.com beginning Friday, May 20th.
“This isn’t just a concert– this is a moment in hip hop and R&B history.” said Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy. “The family and I are so excited to welcome fans into this once in a lifetime experience. This tour is 20 years in the making, and is a celebration of the hits and the Bad Boy lifestyle. The Bad Boy Family has set the standard for concert excellence, and this tour will be a testament to that!”
SEEB “BREATHE” VIDEO
Simen Eriksrud and Espen Berg, better known as the collaborative project Seeb, came together in Oslo in 2015. Already recognised for their production and song writing abilities, they soon realised that there was an endless amount of possibilities ahead. Their remixes for the likes of Tove Lo’s ‘Moments’, Kiesza’s ‘Cut Me Loose’, Shawn Mendes ‘Stitches’ and Mike Posner’s ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’ have turned heads worldwide. With the success of their remixes landing the Norwegian duo a record deal with Universal Music at the start of 2016, they begin the year with their debut ‘Breathe’ and have much more on the horizon.
NEW ADELE MUSIC VIDEO TO MAKE WORLDWIDE DEBUT AT THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”
Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that the video for Adele’s new single “Send My Love (To Your New Lover),” off her latest album 25, will make its worldwide debut during the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.” The video for the song, which was co-written with and produced by Max Martin & Shellback, was shot in London and directed by Patrick Daughters (Feist, Muse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will be hosted by Ludacris and Ciara, and will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.
Adele is currently in the midst of a sold out tour in Europe, which runs through June 15th. As previously announced, Adele will headline this years Glastonbury Festival in the UK, from June 22-26. Adele kicks off a sold out tour of North America on July 5th in Minneapolis, MN which runs through November 15th in Mexico City, DF- all dates can be found on her website: adele.com/live
The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” sponsors and partners include Comcast, Kia Motors, Las Vegas, Music Choice, T-Mobile and WestwoodOne.
DAMON JOHNSON RELEASES NEW EP: “ECHO”
Damon Johnson (Black Star Riders, Brother Cane, Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper) is pleased to announce his first solo electric project with the ‘Echo’ EP, released in March 2016.
Recorded throughout 2015, the 5 track EP sees Johnson taking the lead with vocals, guitars and other instruments alongside drummer Jarred Pope and bassist Tony Nagy, and is the perfect showcase for Johnson’s songwriting and guitar playing. Big riffs sit alongside driving rhythms and the instant melodies.
NEW NOISE MAGAZINE PREMIER NEW REBUILDER VIDEO “LE GRANDE FROMAGE”
New Noise Magazine premiered the new video “Le Grande Fromage” by Panic State Record’s very own Rebuilder. Rebuilder is also about to embark on a USA tour next month with The Penske File.
THE INFINITE “AUTONOMY”
Heavy, progressive and polyrhythmic defines the layers that form the musical stylings of The Infinite – the solo side project created by metal head Drew Shepherd.
Heralding from Leederville in Australia’s Western most city of Perth, The Infinite began in the wake of the break-up of Drew’s band Prescient in 2015. Having been left with a lot of unused material, Drew stepped in to the recording studio and self-recorded the drums, guitars and bass for the debut single ‘Autonomy’. The Infinite was born.
MOLLY ANNA NEW VIDEO
Influenced by ‘90s hard rock bands (think Incubus in their quieter moments) and the raw vocal power of Alanis Morissette and Hayley Williams, Molly Anna’s dark fiction weaves intricate tales of love, self-destruction and extraordinary escape plans: from the scars left by lovers gone wrong to a burnt down house and a flawed alibi…
As shown on their debut EP, Ghosts, which was released in January, Molly Anna Band are an empassioned musical outfit whose sound is strengthened by its eclectic influences. The label of folk metal may offer some insight to their sonic output, but with elements of jazz, pop and hip hop thrown in to the mix, it is only a over view of their diversity.
3 DOORS DOWN ANNOUNCE U.S. FALL TOUR
3 Doors Down has announced the itinerary for the band’s headline “Us And The Night” tour this Fall. Artist pre-sale and VIP packages will go live on Monday, May 16 at 2PM local time (password: 3DD2016), while the public on-sale follows on Friday, May 20 beginning at 10AM local time. 3 Doors Down has been active since the release of their new studio album Us And The Night (Republic), staging headline appearances alongside festivals that include Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and others. VIP packages include a Soundcheck Party, concert ticket, meet and greet, photo with 3 Doors Down and much more. Commemorative three-dimensional tickets will be available for select Ticketmaster dates on the Us And The Night Tour 2016. Pop Evil and Red Sun Rising will be supporting the band on select dates throughout the fall. For ticketing and VIP information visit www.3DoorsDown.com/events.
USELESS EATERS PREMIERE FRANTIC SYNTH PUNK “ELECTRICAL OUTLET” AT SELF-TITLED
We’ve got fresh new jitters from SF punk band Useless Eaters: a new batch called Relaxing Death. Relaxing it is not – sleepless synths and serrated drum machine loops help populate their sharp-edged, futuristic sound. Angry and intense, tightly wound and razor sync’d. Nightmare punks on a hallucinatory run through empty streets. Up to no good.
ADELE ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “SEND MY LOVE (TO YOUR NEW LOVER)”
“Send My Love (To Your New Lover),” the new single from Adele’s latest album 25, is available today via digital services worldwide. “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” was co-written with and produced by Max Martin & Shellback.
The video for “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” will debut worldwide on the live broadcast of 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday May 22, as well as online via Vevo. The video was shot in London and directed by Patrick Daughters (Feist, Muse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs).
LOUDER THAN WAR PREMIERE REVERIEME’S ‘POWERFUL AND EVOCATIVE’ GOLEM
Reverieme is Louise Connell, an artist who hails from the quaint Scottish market town of Airdrie. A secondary school teacher who is as passionate about her artistic output as she is her chosen profession. While many of her colleagues are currently balancing the pressures of exam season with the longing for the summer holidays, Reverieme is also working towards the release of her long-awaited album Straw Woman.
GAVIN DEGRAW AND ANDY GRAMMER ANNOUNCE 2016 NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed, Billboard chart topping recording artist Andy Grammer have announced co-headlining 2016 North American tour dates. Kicking off at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 28th in Bethel, NY, the opening show will mark a homecoming performance for DeGraw, who hails from South Fallsburg, NY, and a return for Andy to his home state of New York. The multi-city trek will also include shows in major theater venues across the US including the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, The Fillmore in Philadelphia, and the Orpheum Theatre in Boston.
Fans can expect to hear DeGraw perform songs throughout his acclaimed 10-plus year career including classics “I Don’t Wanna Be,” “Chariot,” and “Not Over You.” Later this year, Gavin will release his highly anticipated fifth studio album via RCA Records.
LUX REVOLVER ANNOUNCE “BERLIN REFLECTIONS – ANTLITZ BERLIN”
The photographic art book BERLIN REFLECTIONS – ANTLITZ BERLIN by Heike Schneider-Matzigkeit explores the artistic underground of modern day Berlin, documenting the international female creatives drawn to the city, from visual artists to contemporary dancers, from musicians to burlesque artists and performers. Available now on Amazon from Lux Revolver, BERLIN REFLECTIONS – ANTLITZ BERLIN encompasses pathos, haunting portraits and other worldly beauty.
FEWS NEW SINGLE
Having signed to Play It Again Sam at the end of last year and on the eve of their their imminent debut album MEANS on May 20th, FEWS have shared new track “If things go on like this” exclusively on Consequence of Sound. Originally conceived during a period of homelessness, singer/guitarist Fred wrote ‘If Things ….’ whilst staying on the couch of his friend (& original FEWS bassist) Alex in Gothenburg. “We’d been working on this on and off for a while, we had so many new songs it almost got forgotten. During the album sessions (producer) Dan remembered it from the first demos he heard and asked where it was so we tried it. On the original recording you can hear everyone at the end saying “Shit! that sounded great!”
VINCENT VANGREAT NEW SINGLE
Today, Milwaukee-based Hip Hop artist and producer, Vincent VanGREAT releases “Bel-Air”. This nostalgic tune inspired by the “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” will take you back to the 90s with it’s catchy, captivating beats.
“Bel-Air” not only highlights Vincent VanGREAT’s innovative approach to production but also offers listeners a fresh hook and killer lyrics throughout. VanGREAT was inspired to create this track by the very first episode of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, when Will busts out a genius beat with only his forks and drinking glasses while beat boxing.
ANKIT LOVE NEW VIDEO
Ankit Love was the youngest and most revolutionary candidate ever to stand for the London mayoral elections. His story was an absolute fairy tale. In just a few months he went from being a homeless musician living in a Shoreditch hostel to standing on stage at City Hall, right next to Sadiq Khan, as the leader of the techno-progressive One Love Party revolutionary movement!
During the London election process,Ankit Love the exiled Emperor of the war torn state of Jammu and Kashmir, started the movement for the reunification of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to end the threat of a nuclear war that could ‘end human civilisation.’ For his campaign to end the air pollution pandemic, the housing crisis and legalise cannabis, he made national news and TV all across India. So it was fitting that on Saturday, Love was the first to warmly congratulate Sadiq Khan who is of Pakistani origin.
VIMIC DEBUT “SHE SEES EVERYTHING”
Recognized globally as one of the most prolific drummers in metal, Joey Jordison and his new band VIMIC – Kalen Chase [Vocals], Jed Simon [Guitar/Vocals], Kyle Konkiel [Bass/Vocals] and Matt Tarach [Keyboards] – have debuted “She Sees Everything.” The latest track to be released off VIMIC’s forthcoming debut LP OPEN YOUR OMEN, “She Sees Everything” is streaming now accompanied by an official music video at www.VIMICmusic.com and available today at all DSPs.
3OH!3 ARE BACK WITH “NIGHT SPORTS”
Fueled By Ramen/Photo Finish recording artists 3OH!3 are celebrating today’s release of their new album, “NIGHT SPORTS,” available now on the iTunes Store and all DSPs as well as via Spotify and other streaming services.
RIVER TIBER “ACID TEST”
River Tiber, aka Toronto producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Tommy Paxton- Beesley, has announced his long-gestating and highly-anticipated debut full length Indigo will be self-released on June 24, 2016.
KID ROCK SET TO PERFORM AT ‘CLEVELAND ROCKS 2016’ EVENT ON JULY 21ST
This July, the eyes of the world will be set upon Cleveland, Ohio – with the Republican National Convention taking place there. Those who will experience history being made that week will get to experience the magic of the city with a historic night of fun and entertainment titled Cleveland Rocks 2016! The extravaganza is produced by Blue Star Productions, LLC in conjunction with the Green Beret Foundation, The Folded Flag Foundation, The Guardians of Heroes Foundation, OH Fallen Heroes, and ST9, with those charities receiving proceeds from the event.
THE LOW ANTHEM ANNOUNCE FIRST LEG OF WORLD TOUR
The Low Anthem has announced the first leg of tour dates that will take the band around the world in support of their long-awaited new album, EYELAND, to be released June 17th (Washington Square Music). EYELAND marks the Low Anthem’s fourth full-length recording and first new music since 2011’s SMART FLESH.
The tour begins at the band’s very own Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI. It then moves on to Daryl’s House in Pawling, NY and continues on to Glasgow’s Scotland Broadcast in Scotland on July 13th. More dates will be announced soon.
POLYENSO NEW VIDEO
Experimental/indie rock trio Polyenso has unveiled its music video for “Not My Real Life” from the band’s latest album, Pure In The Plastic. “‘Not My Real Life’ is kind of about gluttony and self control – or lack thereof,” Polyenso’s Alex Schultz tells Berlin-based Kaltblut Magazine. “We scoured the internet for months for clips that gave you that feeling of losing control, like you weren’t yourself…”
SARANTOS COVERS BOWIE ON NEW SINGLE
Have you ever been scared? Have you ever been sick of being scared? Have you ever gotten tired of being scared? I have!
This song is a powerful, angst-ridden tribute to David Bowie combining modern elements of Coldplay to give my fans a unique eclectic mixture. The rollercoster ride and edgy experimentation throughout the song deliberately leave listeners in a reflective mood. The tone of my exasperated vocals and carefully placed vocal fry playing off the female harmonies leads right into the hidden meaning and charity for this song.
MAX FROST PREMIERES VIA MASS APPEAL “$DREAMS”
The video, which Max co-directed and which premiered on Mass Appeal on Friday, came together in an unexpected way. As Max explains, “I was driving to the video shoot set that morning and saw a street performer dancing. He was doing these incredible moves on the sidewalk. I stopped the car, picked him up, and continued onto the set. He was down for an off-the-cuff performance, which became my favorite part of the shoot, and the central idea for the entire video.” The street performer, Bass, of Austin’s IncrediCrew became the video’s star which Max called a “magic moment.”
VINCE GRANT “OCEANS II” VIDEO
With his guitar, melodic voice and deeply profound lyrics, Vince Grant is shining a light on the dark shadow of depression. He has suffered from the malady most of his life, but has attracted accolades and scores of new fans since he decided to channel the disease’s energy into an unforgettable collection of songs that comprise his debut EP entitled My Depression Is Always Trying to Kill Me.
SLAYER TO TAKE OVER COMIC-CON 2016
SLAYER, the uncompromising super-heroes of thrash metal, is set to do a takeover of San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC). The occupation will begin on Thursday, July 21 with a special live performance at the intimate-capacity House of Blues. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 20 at 10:00AM PT. For ticket and purchasing info, log on to www.Slayer.net.
Said Slayer’s Kerry King, “Comic-Con?!? I can’t believe they are gonna let us shred the HOB San Diego!! It will definitely be a night of fury and intensity that the city won’t soon forget. We will be coming off a seven week European run, so Slayer’s guns will be blazing!”
GRUESOME NEW VIDEO
Old-school death metal squad, GRUESOME, has just shared a savage new music video for the title track from their forthcoming EP, Dimensions Of Horror.
TROYE SIVAN ANNOUNCES THE “SUBURBIA TOUR”
The “Suburbia Tour,” the second North American leg of Troye Sivan’s world tour in support of his debut album, Blue Neighbourhood, will kick off on October 16 with a show at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The fall run will include two-night stands at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles (October 18 & 19) and Terminal 5 in New York City (11/14 & 15).
SERGE BULAT “AUTOMATION”
Born in Moldova, now living in NYC, Serge Bulat is an electronic music producer / singer-songwriter, whose hybrid sound fuses electronica, neo-classical, trip-hop and alternate elements for something truly innovative.
Equally distinctive and fascinating, Serge’s forthcoming LP Queuelbum, see him take the listener on a time travel inspired journey, with experimental music, visuals and conceptual art all in store for the fans.
GUITARIST DAN HAEDICKE TO RELEASE ‘IN ALL THE WAYS’
Kwality Records is set to release In All the Ways by guitarist Dan Haedicke on June 24th. The album is available now for pre-order on iTunes and Google Play and includes the instant gratification track “In All the Ways” featuring Tondrae Kemp. The official album release show will take place on Friday, June 24th at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3 at 8:30pm. Tickets are available online and at the box office.
Dan Haedicke is a superior guitarist whose melodic brand of jazz, which is both creative and accessible, is well featured on his debut recording as a leader, In All the Ways. Two years ago, the guitarist formed the DH4, a group that also includes trumpeter Indofunk Satish, bassist Everett Boyd and drummer Doron Lev. For their first CD In All the Ways, the DH4 is joined by keyboardist Robert Knowles, Sean Schulich on flute, and singers Sun Singleton and Tondrae Kemp with a guest spot for altoist Lakecia Benjamin.
HOUSTON OPEN AIR TWO-DAY MUSIC, WHISKEY AND GOURMET MAN FOOD FESTIVAL
Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains top a lineup of over 35 bands for the first-ever Houston Open Air–fueled by Monster Energy–held Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, 2016 at NRG Park in Houston. The biggest rock experience in Texas–produced by Danny Wimmer Presents–will also feature performances from Deftones, Chevelle, Slayer and many more on three stages, plus Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Whiskey Row and Gourmet Man Food.
The band lineup for Houston Open Air includes: Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Deftones, Slayer, Chevelle, The Cult, Ministry, Alter Bridge, Ghost, Anthrax, Pierce The Veil, Of Mice & Men, Sevendust, Baroness, Hellyeah, Chevy Metal, Buckcherry, Nothing More, The Amity Affliction, Max & Iggor Cavalera: Return To Roots, Avatar, letlive., Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy, Texas Hippie Coalition, Young Guns, Starset, Sick Puppies, Skindred, Neck Deep, Sons Of Texas, KYNG, Twelve Foot Ninja, Gemini Syndrome, The Word Alive, Dinosaur Pile Up, September Mourning, and more.
GOLDENSUNS EP STREAM
Goldensuns are an LA-by-way-of-Utah brotherly trio and their EP is a beautiful mix of indie rock, shoegaze and funk. Their first single “I Feel This Place” earned the top spot on Indie Shuffle’s “Popular” chart last month and also charted on Hype Machine, giving some blog buzz to a band that is currently making a solid name for themselves live in Los Angeles. They followed up “I Feel This Place” was followed up with the premiere of “Give It Up” on Nerdist a few weeks ago.
After six years of friendship and a previously shared residency, Musical Freedom’s freshest talents, Mike Williams and Justin Mylo, team up on their debut collaboration “Groovy George.” Featuring a synth-heavy breakdown, distorted vocals, and a groove-infused bass line that lives up to the record’s name, “Groovy George” only further establishes both artists’ statuses as ones to watch.
PJ NEW SINGLE
In preparation for her upcoming EP, Rare, Atlantic Recording Artist, PJ, released a new song on Friday titled “World Go Round.” Produced by B.Ham.
ANDY C. JENKINS TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “LAZY COAST”
Andy C. Jenkins will release his new single “Lazy Coast” on Paper Brigade – a proper introduction to the Richmond/NYC-based songwriter who figures into the creative coterie of Spacebomb Records, a label/studio/collective that appreciates the Brill Building and Motown models of music production. Jenkins has also confirmed a series of live dates supporting Fruit Bats to follow (schedule below). Produced by Justin Frye of Brooklyn’s PC Worship and mixed and mastered by Jonathan Schenke (whose credits include Parquet Courts, PC Worship, and more), the “Lazy Coast” single will be released along with the b-side “In The Valley.”
THE WRECKING BALL ATL 2016
The Wrecking Ball ATL 2016 is happy to announce the additions of the final 4 artists to the festival’s 2016 lineup: FOXING, DIET CIG, CHRIS FARREN and SORORITY NOISE.
Foxing, an indie/post-rock band from St. Louis, released their sophomore full length album, Dealer, in the Fall of 2015 to wide critical acclaim. The album reached #3 on the Billboard vinyl chart. They recently completed a full tour of the U.S., co-headlining with 2015 Wrecking Ball alumnus, TWIAB. They also just performed at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival.