Archive for the ‘New Music’ Category

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We have had the great pleasure of seeing New Years Day nearly half a dozen times in just the last couple years and on Wednesday we saw them once again as they returned to the Ace of Spades as they are out on tour with The Birthday Massacre.  New Years Day have the knack of putting on a whole of a performance every time and this time, I believe they outdid themselves. They were absolutely on point the entire night with energy abound and truly reaching a peak of perfection with their music.

Ash Costello is truly an amazing vocalist and artist, her stage presence captivates the crowd and she invites them to join in her in singing the songs. The audience was fully engaged from start to finish. Anthony is a madman on bass and you he has great powerful backing vocals. Nikki Misery is absolutely stellar in his fierce guitar shredding as he is bouncing around the stage with leaps and jumps that will have your eyes wide open.

Nick Rossi unleashes his adrenaline as he turns into beast mode on the drums, delivering precision drumming with every beat. With the addition of Tyler Burgess on guitar, he appears to be the perfect match for the energy that this band brings out. He was wild on stage and together they created an intense level of excitement that I haven’t seen in a while. Check out the photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

 

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We had the opportunity to chat with New Years Day shortly before their set and we will be bringing that interview to you later this weekend. For now, make sure to check the remaining dates of the tour and don’t miss them when they are coming to a venue near you.  If you don’t already have it, I would strongly encourage you to pick up their latest EP, EPIDEMIC. The EP really displays the great musicianship of this band and how they have evolved through their sound. They really bring out the passion in their songs as well as when they perform live. This is a band that speaks volumes of truth in their music and give you a good dose of hard ROCK at the same time.

  • DEC 05 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
  • DEC 06 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
  • DEC 09 Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theatre
  • DEC 10 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
  • DEC  13 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
  • DEC 14 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
  • DEC 16 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
  • DEC 17 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
  • DEC 18 Toronto, CAN – Mod Club Theatre

We loved it when they came to Slim’s in San Francisco on the We Love Tour featuring Combichrist and William Control. They delivered a high energy intense set that had the crowd in awe. I think they set a record for crowd surfing during a set at Slim’s which rarely tolerates. It was probably the most energetic crowd that I have witnessed at their performances, full on mosh pit, crowd participation and infectious passion raging through the crowd. Check out the slideshow of photographs by our Rockin Ryan from their SF show:

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I will leave you with a video from their set at Ace of Spades performing Death of the Party: 

Make sure you head over to Itunes to pick up EPIDEMIC and crank it up loud!  Also, make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on the latest news from them.

~ Marisol

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Metalcore band,  Cry Excess from Italy are gearing up for the release of their new album, Ambition is the Sh*t. The album will be released on January 6th after they signed to Luxor Records. The album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes and you can get immediate download of a few songs. Check out the album cover and the track listing:

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1. Rips*** (Hands Up For The Italians)
2. The Public Enemy
3. Hustler
4. Ambition Is The S***
5. What Keeps Us Alive
6. You Hate Because You Can’t Compete
7. Rebel, Forever
8. Unto Death
9. Neither Forgive Nor Forget
10. I Never Liked Clowns

Check out a lyric video for the title track:

Cry Excess have also announced a couple tours in Japan and Russia. Dates are listed below:

Japan Tour January 2015 

1/19 – Shinjuku, Tokyo
1/20 – Nagoya, Aichi
1/21 – Shinsaibashi, Osaka
1/23 – Tokyo
1/24 – Chiyoda, Tokyo

Ambition Is The Sh*t Russian Tour 

1/29 – Yekaterinburg
1/30 – Cheliabinsk
1/31 – Kurgan
2/1 – Tyumen
2/2 – Perm
2/3 – Izhevsk
2/5 – Toliatti
2/6 – Saratov
2/7 – Nizhny Novgorod
2/8 – Moscow

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

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Farewell, My Love have just posted a teaser. It is awesome and just from the short video, it will have you excited for December 9th! Check it out here:

The snippet features a stripped down acoustic track with emotionally driven heartfelt lyrics and passionate vocals. We really look forward to the new music from Farewell, My Love which features Chad Kowal on vocals, Robby Creasey on guitar and Charlee Conley on bass.

Make sure to visit their social media sites to stay up to date on their latest news. Mark your calendars for December 9th!

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Soulful songstress Hannah Gill is set to release her new EP, I Feel Awake  on January 20th. She may be young at only 17 but her voice definitely carries years of soulful bliss. Her vocals bring the spotlight on this vibrant young musician. Check out her new lyric video here:

Check out the tracklisting for I Feel Awake :

  • 1. I Feel Awake
  • 2. Silver Screens
  • 3. Love and Glory
  • 4. Evergreen
  • Bonus: I Feel Awake (original version)

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

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I am so excited to announce the new band, Budderside from one of our favorite vocalists, Patrick Stone. Patrick caught our eye when we saw him perform with Steven Adler’s Adlers Appetite at The Red Devil Lounge in SF a couple years back. He really grabbed our attention with his powerful vocals and a stage presence that made him the ideal frontman.

His new band, Budderside will feature Patrick Stone,  Rich Sacco, and Michael Stone. It is still in the early stages but check out the video teaser which will get you ready to rock! I can’t wait to hear more and one thing is for sure, it is going to fuckin ROCK!

So make sure to visit his Facebook page so you can stay up to date on the latest Budderside news. I am hoping their will be some shows coming up here to Northern California soon!

~ Marisol

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Tis the season to be jolly, and all that other merry stuff! What I enjoy about the holidays is getting to finally play my holiday music. I have a vast collection of Holiday music dating back to the classics, the remakes, punk rock/pop/ metal  Christmas collections and much more! Now I have one more to add to my collection and this one is from one of my favorite artists, Joe Perry.

His new four song EP, Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas features a collection of holiday songs features four Christmas classics: White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” and “Run Run Rudolph” with Johnny Depp on rhythm guitar. The EP is available now at Unison’s website or on iTunes. Joe comments about the album, “I have wanted to do a Christmas CD with Aerosmith for years, but it seems we never have the time to record one. When my ROCKS book tour ended, the timing was right–we were in LA with access to a studio with some really talented friends and it all fell together.  I was finally able to record some Christmas classics for the fans.”

Check out more about what Joe Perry says about the holidays:

JOE PERRY TALKS ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS

With so many holiday songs out there, how did you choose these selections? And, why did you choose to record some as instrumentals and others as vocal tracks?

JP:  “The two instrumentals are among the 10 most popular Christmas songs. Almost everyone knows the lyrics to ‘Silent Night’ and ‘White Christmas,’ so we treated them as songs that people could sing along to, while staying close to the classic versions everyone knows. The two vocal songs, ‘Santa’s Back in Town’ and ‘Run Run Rudolph’ are rockers made famous by Elvis and Chuck Berry. They are probably less well known so you would have to hear the lyrics to know they are Christmas songs. They are two of my favorite holiday songs.”

What do the holidays mean to you?

JP:  “It’s a time for the family to get together and try to put the troubles of the world aside for a short while.”

Do you have any annual family holiday traditions?

JP:  “We always open a gift the night before Christmas.  Now that the kids are older, we wake up and have brunch in front of the fire while opening the traditional Christmas stockings–that were handmade by their grandmother–and have hung on the mantle for years.  We take our time opening gifts and do not rip through them, making the day last as long as possible. We usually eat appetizers Christmas Day because we normally have a big Christmas Eve dinner, although it varies from year to year. We usually end up watchingChevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story with our family later in the day.”

You’ve talked a lot about your upbringing in your new book ROCKS, do you have a favorite holiday memory?

JP:  “There was a time after Aerosmith got back together when we were doing almost yearly New Year’s Eve shows. One of my favorite ones was at the Orpheum right before the New Year rang in–we dragged living room furniture onto the stage and brought our wives out and celebrated with our fans.”

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So make sure to pick up the EP and create the perfect holiday soundtrack.

~ Marisol

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Chelsea Grin are out on Asking Alexandria’s Moving On Tour and we had the chance to catch them as they made a stop in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom.  As always, they came out and took over the crowd with intense energy. This was one amazing crowd that literally crowd surfed all night. It was awesome to hear them perform some of their new songs off their album, Ashes To Ashes which was released earlier this year on Razor & Tie Records.

Check out the photos from their set by our Rockin Ryan:

There are still more dates on the Moving On Tour so make sure to catch a show:

  • THU 12/04 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
  • FRI 12/05 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
  • SAT 12/06 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Briens
  • SUN 12/07 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick
  • WED 12/10 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
  • THU 12/11 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
  • FRI 12/12 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
  • SAT 12/13 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
  • SUN 12/14 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
  • TUE 12/16 – Watertown, NY @ Exhibition Hall
  • WED 12/17 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
  • FRI 12/19 – Norfold, VA @ The Norva
  • SAT 12/20 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s

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

~ Marisol

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