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Thursday night be tackled the dense notorious Bay Area traffic to make it down just in time for The Gospel Tour concert at San Jose State University. Panic! at the Disco headlining tour featuring support by Walk the Moon and Youngblood Hawke was one we were not going to miss.

Panic! at the Disco had an amazing stage set up with probably one of the best light shows I have seen in a long time. It is great to see a band that places an importance on the set, lights, backing led screen. The members were strategically spread out across the stage and yet they didn’t feel isolated or separated.  Vocalist, Brendon Urie, whom earlier this year won for Best Vocalist at the APMA awards proved once again that he is well deserving of the award.
His powerful vocals, charming swagger and personality just shine through each song. He has great stage presence and intense energy that lit up the stadium. The guitarists would sprint across the stage and make sure that they would treat each side to their performance. Dallon on bass would run around and had this never ending energy, he was great at capturing the crowd’s attention. Check out the photos by Rockin Ryan of their set:

The Gospel Tour finishes up tomorrow night in Portland, Oregon. We definitely can’t wait for another return from them. It really was one of the highlighted concerts of this year. They maintained this amazing energy from start to finish, and it was quite a long set! Check out the setlist:

  • Vegas Lights
  • Time to Dance
  • The Ballad of Mona Lisa
  • The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage
  • Let’s Kill Tonight
  • Girls/Girls/Boys
  • Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)
  • Trade Mistakes
  • New Perspective
  • Casual Affair
  • Miss Jackson
  • Nine in the Afternoon
  • The End of All Things
  • Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen cover)
  • Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off
  • Nicotine
  • But It’s Better If You Do
  • Collar Full
  • Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met…)
  • This is Gospel
  • Positive Hardcore
  • Any Way You Want It
  • (Journey cover)
  • You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC cover)
  • I Write Sins Not Tragedies

Check out a couple videos from the set:

Also make sure you have the latest release Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die available on iTunes here and other music retailers. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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British DJ/producer Gareth Emery has released a video for his new single, Dynamite which features Christina Novelli. Dynamite is the third single from his album, Drive, exclusively on Beatport. You might remember Christina from her vocals on Gareth’s most successful track, Concrete Angel and she returns again with her soaring angelic vocals. Check out the video here for Dynamite:

This week, Gareth will return to the road for his  ‘Drive – An American Road Trip’ national tour commencing on August 29 in Montreal, Canada and includes festival appearances at both Budweiser Made In America’s in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, two back-to-back- shows at Webster Hall in New York City and a Las Vegas residency play at Marquee.

 

For the final leg of the DRIVE album support tour and the largest tour of his career to date,  Emery will drive to some of the shows TBD, stopping at many markets he didn’t get to on his previous tour earlier this year including Minneapolis, Madison, Pontiac, Tampa, Chico and San Louis Obispo.  The 27+ date journey will culminate on November 22 with ‘The Finish Line,’ a special event withGARETH EMERY, somewhere in California TBA.   Tickets are on sale now.  For information log on to www.garethemery.com/drive-tour/   Check out the tour dates below:

DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 8/29 Montreal, Canada Produktworld @ New City Gas
Sat 8/30 Los Angeles, CA Made In America
Sun 8/31 Philadelphia, PA Made In America
Fri 9/5 Scottsdale, AZ Maya Beach Club
Sat 9/6 Edmonton, AB TBA
Fri 9/12 Houston, TX Stereo Live
Sat 9/13 Las Vegas, NV Marquee Dayclub
Fri 9/19 Bogota Teatro Metropol
Sat 9/20 Medellin Padora
Wed 9/24 Minneapolis, MN Spades Nightclub
Thu 9/25 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
Fri 9/26 Pontiac,MI Elektricity
Sat 9/27 Chicago, IL The Mid
Fri 10/10 New York, NY Webster Hall
Sat 10/11 New York, NY Webster Hall
Sun 10/12 Mexico City, Mexico Corona Capital Festival
Fri 10/17 New Orleans, LA Republic New Orleans
Sat 10/18 Miami Beach, FL Liv Night Club
Sun 10/19 Tampa, FL Hogan’s Beach At Bay Harbor
Sat 10/25 Toronto, ON Guvernment
Fri 10/31 Seattle,WA Freaknight
Fri 11/7 Dallas, TX Lizard Lounge
Thu 11/13 Orlando, FL Firestone
Fri 11/14 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub
Wed 11/19 San Luis Obispo, CA The Graduate
Thu 11/20 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
Fri 11/21 Sacramento, CA District 30
Sat 11/22 The Finish Line TBA in California

 

 

Make sure to visit his social media sites and stay up to date on the latest news.

~ Marisol

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Photo Credit: Ryan Patrick

Photo Credit: Ryan Patrick

 

Big Gigantic are ready to set out on the road for the Touch The Sky Tour in support of their fifth studio album, The Night Is Young.  Presale tickets for the tour will be available today (Wednesday, August 20) via www.thissongissick.com with regular on-sale launching this Saturday, August 23 at www.biggigantic.net.

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The headlining tour will start on October 8th at the House of Blues in Cleveland right after their performance with Bassnectar at Madison Square Gardens in New York. They are also set to play several other dates to include Mad Decent Block Party, Summersalt 2014 as well as dates supporting Skrillex.

In September Big Gigantic will host Rowdy Town III, their third annual hometown show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.  Set for Friday, September 26 andSaturday, September 27, “ROWDYTOWN III” will feature different support lineups for each night, offering fans an even bigger party this year with its expansion to two days.  GA, VIP and 2-day tickets are currently available via www.axs.com here: http://www.axs.com/series/634/big-gigantic-tickets?skin=redrocks. Check out the upcoming dates and see where you can catch their amazing live performance:

DATE CITY VENUE
Mad Decent Block Party
Sat 8/23 Nashville, TN 12th Avenue North
Fri 8/29 New Orleans, LA Mardi Gras World
Sat 8/30 New Braunfels, TX Whitewater Amphitheater
Sun 8/31 Dallas, TX Club Zouk Outside Lot
Mystik Sanctuary Music Festival
Sept 5-6 Oklahoma City, OK OKC Downtown Airpark
Mad Decent Block Party
Fri 9/12 Phoenix, AZ Rawhide
Summersalt 2014
Sat 9/13 San Francisco, CA Pier 70
Mad Decent Block Party
Sat 9/20 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater
Rowdytown III
Sept 26-27 Morrison, CO Red Rock Amphitheatre
Supporting Bassnectar
Sat 10/4 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
“Touch the Sky Tour”
*Wed 10/8 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
*Thu 10/9 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
*Fri 10/10 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
~Sat 10/11 Kansas City, MO CrossroadsKC
*Sun 10/12 Urbana, IL The Canopy Club
*Wed 10/15 Little Rock, AR Revolution Music Room
*Thu 10/16 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
*Fri 10/17 Birmingham, AL Iron City
*Sat 10/18 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
Supporting Skrillex
Mon 10/20 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
Tue 10/21 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Wed 10/22 Syracuse, NY F Shed at The Market
Thu 10/23 Amherst, MA Mullins Center
“Touch the Sky Tour”
^*Fri 10/24 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater
^*Sat 10/25 Detroit, MI Freaky Deaky @ Masonic Temple
*Tue 10/28 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
*Wed 10/29 Norfolk, VA The Norva
*Thu 10/30 Columbia, SC Music Farm
^Fri 10/31 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
Sat 11/1 Live Oak, FL Suwannee Hulaween
Sun 11/2 TBA TBA
Mad Decent Boat Party
Nov 12-16 Miami-Bahamas Norweigan Pearl
*support from Manic Focus
~support from Manic Focus and The Floozies
^support from Paper Diamond

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Klayton Celldweller is gearing up for the release of his new album End of an Empire – Chapter 01: Time next month on September 16th. The album will feature 5 new original tracks along with remixes from Breathe Carolina, Comaduster, KJ Sawka and OCTiV. Featuring monolithic vocal tracks of epic scope, this release highlights Klayton’s unique fusion of infectious electronic music with aggressive rock & roll the way only Celldweller can – by blurring the lines between organic and synthetic. The title track “End of an Empire” takes listeners on a 7.5 minute dichotic journey of metal-infused drum & bass blasts, and a contrasting mix of lush vocal hooks and aggressive screams. “Lost in Time” clocks in with another 7 minutes of vocoded vocals, driving guitar riffs and pulsing ethereal synths, concluding with the fading lyric “this feeling will never die.”

Check out the video trailer for the upcoming album here:

You can pre-order the album through FiXT and  iTunes. Check out the track listing here:

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Make sure to visit the social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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LA Duo Vow have just released a music video for their new song, Charm. Charm is off the forthcoming EP, Make Me Yours which is scheduled for an August 12th release through The Native Sound.  Check out the new video here:

The new EP can be pre-ordered on iTunes here or to pre-order the EP on vinyl click here. Vinyl pre-orders now include an instant download of the entire EP. Vow have music that knows no lines or boundaries of genres. Instead through the mesmerizing vocals of Julia Blake and the instrumentalist Andrew Thomas they are producing music that pleases many. They bring to life everything from synth pop, post punk, dark wave and alternative with swirling instrumentals and vocals that just capture your soul. Julia’s vocals are truly captivating and her hypnotic vocals will have you under the Vow spell.

Make sure to pick up the new EP Make Me Yours and visit the social media sites of Vow.

~ Marisol

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The one thing I really wish more people would do, is love all styles of music. Just like we have our different moods or change our style of clothing, you can also do the same thing with music and enjoy every style and genre of. True musicianship knows no genre lines or boundaries… it is just that good music! I have a Swedish pop band, Dirty Loops that is the perfect example of excellent musicianship and talent in their craft. They are premiering their new song, Die For You that is poptastic and over the top amazing!

It has a JT feel yet with hints of be-bop, stellar bridge in the song, catchy chorus, powerful wide ranged vocals, sweet piano solo, bouncy beats and bring back to life the ever so loved harmonizations. Check out the song here and get hooked:

 

The track will be available on their upcoming record, Loopified, out August 19 via Verve Records. Dirty Loops power trio formed in 2009 and is the work of long time friends and fellow musicians. Jonah is on Vocals and Keys, Henrik is on bass and Aaron on Drums.  all have very unique individual skills which contribute to the “Dirty Loops Sound.” Dirty Loops’ Loopified is available for pre-order now on both iTunes and Amazon.

Stay tuned for some more great music and make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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With a nearly 30 year successful history behind them, Erasure have announced they will be releasing a new album, The Violet Flame on September 23rd. The album which was recorded in New York and London and is produced by Richard X and will be the band’s sixteenth studio album release. Erasure have released the first song off the album, Elevation as a one track download on iTunes here. You can check out the song here:

THE VIOLET FLAME is available for pre-order and will be available as limited 2CD edition, which features ERASURE’s legendary live performance at Mute’s Short Circuit festival in 2011. In addition, there will be exclusive versions which include the 3CD deluxe box set as well as a VIP ticket bundle which will feature the album, premium ticket and opportunities to meet the band and much, much more, all available here.  Tracklisting for the album is as follows:

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“It’s all about hope, forgiveness, being given a new chance and the world being your oyster” – Andy Bell

  • Dead Of Night
  • Elevation
  • Reason
  • Promises
  • Be The One
  • Sacred
  • Under The Wave
  • Smoke and Mirrors
  • Paradise
  • Stayed A Little Late Tonight

In addition to the album announcement the duo have announced a worldwide tour which is set to begin in Miami on September 12th. This will definitely be a must see tour. Check out the dates below:

DATE CITY VENUE
Erasure LIVE
Fri 8/1 Chesire CarFest
Fri 8/22 Hampshire CarFest
The Vilet Flame Tour
Fri 9/12 Miami, FL Fillmore
Sat 9/13 Orlando, FL House of Blues
Sun 9/14 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theatre
Wed 9/17 Atlanta, GA Symphony Hall
Fri 9/19 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Sun 9/21 Reading, PA Santander Performing Arts Center
Fri 9/26 Atlantic City, NJ The Music Box
Sat 9/27 Boston, MA House of Blues
Sun 9/28 Homestead, PA Carnegie Music Hall
Tue 9/30 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
Wed 10/1 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Fri 10/3 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Sat 10/4 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Sun 10/5 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre
Wed 10/8 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium
Fri 10/10 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
Sat 10/11 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
Sun 10/12 San Antonio, TX Tobin Center For The Performing Arts
Tue 10/14 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Wed 10/15 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Fri 10/17 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Sat 10/18 Austin, TX ACL Live
Sun 10/19 Austin, TX ACL Live
Tue 10/21 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Wed 10/22 San Diego, CA Humprhey’s
Fri 10/24 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
Sat 10/25 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
Sun 10/26 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre
Tue 10/28 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Wed 10/29 Salt Lake City, UT Capitol Theatre
Fri 10/31 Las Vegas, NV Palms Casino Resort
Sat 11/1 Oakland, CA The Fox
Sat 11/8 Belfast, UK Ulster Hall
Sun 11/9 Dublin, Ireland Olympia
Wed 11/12 Reading, UK Hexagon
Thu 11/13 Southhampton, UK Guildhall
Fri 11/14 Reading, UK Hexagon
Sat 11/15 Nottingham, UK Royal Concert Hall
Sun 11/16 Guildford, UK G Live
Mon 11/17 Bristol, UK Colston Hall
Wed 11/19 Aberdeen, UK Music Hall
Thu 11/20 Edinbugh, UK Corn Exchange
Fri 11/21 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
Sun 11/23 Brighton, UK Dome
Mon 11/24 Cardiff, UK St. David’s
Tue 11/25 Preston, UK Guildhall
Fri 11/28 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy
Sat 11/29 Wolverhampton, UK Civic
SUn 11/30 Manchester, UK Apollo
Thu 12/4 Cologne, Germany Palladium
Fri 12/5 Dresden, Germany Schlachthof
Sun 12/7 Hamburg, Germany CCH1
Tue 12/9 Berlin, Germany Columbiahalle
Wed 12/10 Aarhus, Denmark Musikhus
Thu 12/11 Copenhagen, Denmark TAP 1
Sun 12/14 London, UK Forum
Tue 12/30 New York, NY Terminal 5
Wed 12/31 New York, NY Terminal 5

Erasure has been one of my favorite bands after first discovering them in high school almost thirty years ago. I am really excited to catch them out on tour and the new album. Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on the latest album and tour news. I will leave you with some of my favorite Erasure songs.

~ Marisol

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Vinyl Thief from Nashville are dishing out a new dreamy electropop rock track that I think you will enjoy. They are premiering their new song, Middle of the Night which brings back the 90’s alternative rock vibe meshed with perfect amount of electronics and dreaminess. It is a luscious dreamy song that I love. Check it out here:

 

Middle of the Night comes off their new album, Fathoms which is set for a July 22nd release. About the band’s new track, “Middle of The Night,” Vinyl Thief frontman, Grayson Proctor explains, “This song came together at the very end of the album process. I was lying awake in our manager’s apartment at 4am in New York after a gig. I’ve always loved being awake at that point of the night. It almost feels like everyone around you is on pause and you get to experience things completely on your own.” He continues,“I sang the melody and the lyrics “who’s gonna hold you, in the middle of the night” into my phone and didn’t think twice about it. We revisited it later and the three other guys took it somewhere that was really exciting. Logan’s guitar melody in the instrumentals is one of my favorites of the entire record. 

Vinyl Thief have a couple upcoming shows:

  • 7/11 – Nashville, TN – DCXV Mural Unveiling Party @ Center 615
  • 7/18 – Knoxville, TN @ Barley’s Taproom
  • 7/21 – NYC – KCRW School Night @ Brooklyn Bowl
  • 7/23 – NYC – LP Release Show @ Mercury Lounge

Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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If you have ever been inside the pizza parlor of the DNA Lounge, you may have noticed all the cool concert posters of bands who have graced the stages of the DNA Lounge. You might even see the four or five My Life With Thrill Kill Kult posters there. The DNA has a long history in San Francisco and I can remember spending many late nights in the late 80’s and 90’s. It has since become one of the favored venues by artists to perform.

We were excited to catch the return of My Life With Thrill Kill Kult as they made a stop in San Francisco for their “Spooky Tricks” Tour in support of their new album of the same title. It was an awesome night that started off with a spectacular set by San Jose symphonic metal band, Retconstruct. You can read more about Retconstruct here. Then there was a set by DJ Toxic Rainbow to get everyone in the dancing mood.

Then as My Life With Thrill Kill Kult took to the stage, the venue was packed and everyone was cheering them on. They put on an energetic, charismatic set that had everyone mesmerized and invigorated. Vocalist, Groovie Mann seduced the audience with his vocals and his sultry style. He has such a magnetic personality and infectious stage presence. He reminds me of an Iggy Pop/Jim Morrison hybrid, yet he has his own style that cannot be imitated. Buzz McCoy on keyboards and backing vocals elicits the magic in each song to compliment Groovie Mann.

Weston Halvorson is a fireball on his guitar and hidden under his hat, he makes it seem so easy. Yet, he careens around wielding his guitar and firing up the crowd. Mimi Star in her ferocious feline fashion purrs on her bass lines and holds the audience captive. Justin Thyme delivered another high powered set on his drums as he smiles to the crowd, letting everyone know that he truly loves to perform.

One thing is for sure, if you have not seen My Life With Thrill Kill Kult perform, make sure to get yourself to a show. They are just finishing up their Spooky Tricks Tour and you can pick up their new album on iTunes here. This band may have a 25+ year history but there is no signs of slowing down or letting up. They are just as intensely awesome as back in the 90’s! I will leave you with the photos of the night by our Rockin Ryan.

~ Marisol

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We had recently told you about one of our Warped Tour highlights, Captain Capa from Germany. They returned to perform all summer long on the Vans Warped Tour. Their great electronic infused music had everyone dancing and having a lot of fun. We were glad to catch them for a quick interview on our second day of Warped Tour coverage in Wheatland, CA. We are pleased to bring you that interview here:

Captain Capa will be performing all summer long on the Beatport Stage at Warped Tour. Make sure to check the schedule as soon as you arrive so you don’t miss their set. These two give 110% of their energy into their dynamic EDM music that will have you dancing and moving in no time. Hannes Naumann and Maik Biermann are there to entertain and they do a stellar job at it. Their music brings in elements of rock and punk into their songs as well as pop. I will leave you Rockin Ryan’s photos from their set.

~ Marisol

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Warped Tour Dates: 

  • Jul 2, 2014 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO
  • Jul 3, 2014 – Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
  • Jul 4, 2014 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON
  • Jul 5, 2014 – Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal, QC
  • Jul 6, 2014 – PNC Bank Arts Concert Center, Holmdel, NJ
  • Jul 8, 2014 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY
  • Jul 9, 2014 – Toyota Pavilion, Scranton, PA
  • Jul 10, 2014 – Xfinity Center (formerly Comcast Center), Mansfield, MA
  • Jul 11, 2014 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
  • Jul 12, 2014 – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater, Wantagh, NY
  • Jul 13, 2014 – Xfinity Theatre (Formerly Comcast Theatre), Hartford, CT
  • Jul 15, 2014 – First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA
  • Jul 16, 2014 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Jul 17, 2014 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Jul 18, 2014 – The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  • Jul 19, 2014 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
  • Jul 20, 2014 – Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN
  • Jul 22, 2014 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
  • Jul 23, 2014 – Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Jul 24, 2014 – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
  • Jul 25, 2014 – Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Jul 26, 2014 – Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Jul 27, 2014 – Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando, FL
  • Jul 28, 2014 – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
  • Jul 29, 2014 – Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Nashville, TN
  • Jul 30, 2014 – Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI
  • Jul 31, 2014 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS
  • Aug 2, 2014 – Utah State Fairpark, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Aug 3, 2014 – Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO