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We are so excited to share with you that Black Veil Brides have announced a string of more dates for The Black Mass Tour in 2015 for US/Canada! This is easily takes top honors from us for the Best Tour of 2014, and now you have another opportunity to catch them live! The tour will include Memphis May Fire and Ghost Town and includes the following dates:

Thu/Feb-05 Richmond, VA @ The National
Fri/Feb-06 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Sat/Feb-07 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Sun/Feb-08 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Wed/Feb-11 Watertown, NY @ Exhibition Hall
Thu/Feb-12 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
Fri/Feb-13 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Sat/Feb-14 London, ON @ London Music Hall
Sun/Feb-15 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Wed/Feb-18 Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
Thu/Feb-19 Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
Fri/Feb-20 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Sun/Feb-22 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Wed/Feb-25 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
Thu/Feb-26 Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
Fri/Feb-27 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Sat/Feb-28 Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater
Sun/Mar-01 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

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Tickets will go on sale this Friday so don’t miss out and get your tickets early! I promise you that it will be a show you will never forget. The Black Veil Brides Black Mass Tour made a stop in San Francisco earlier this month. In case you missed it, check out our coverage of the spectacular night!

 

After opening sets by Set It Off, Drama Club and Falling In Reverse, the night was topped off with a stunning set by Black Veil Brides. They took to the stage and started right with the first single, Heart of Fire off their recently released self titled album. The energy that these five young men bring out is non stop and truly remains unmatched. The set was filled with a variety of old and new songs, even performing Coffin for the first time in San Francisco. The light show was stunning and the sound was crisp and spot on. If you listen to people talk about the rock scene being dead or the music industry is dying out, when you come to a BVB show, you will see the living and breathing proof that Rock will never die! I loved seeing the crowd which included fans as young as 6 years old and as seasoned rockers well into their senior years, singing along to every word. The music of Black Veil Brides does not limit itself to one genre, age, or lifestyle. It is simply pure rock and roll at its finest and that is why the attraction to them is insurmountable. You can’t help but love their music and even more so, the message they bring to the fans about staying true to who you, follow your dreams and stand up and be proud. Each generation brings those bands that will stand the test of time, Beatles, The Who, Rolling Stones, Kiss, Van Halen, Motley Crue, just to name a few, and now without a doubt; Black Veil Brides rightfully carries their place on the list.

Stay tuned as we will be bringing you full photo galleries of each set.  If The Black Mass 2014 Tour is coming to a venue even remotely near you, I would strongly urge you to make it to one of the shows. You will find yourself at what I think is the Best Tour of 2014!

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  • Wed/Nov-05 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
  • Fri/Nov-07 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
  • Sat/Nov-08 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
  • Sun/Nov-09 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
  • Mon/Nov-10 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
  • Wed/Nov-12 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
  • Fri/Nov-14 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
  • Sat/Nov-15 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • Sun/Nov-16 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
  • Mon/Nov-17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
  • Wed/Nov-19 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
  • Fri/Nov-21 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
  • Sat/Nov-22 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
  • Sun/Nov-23 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
  • Wed/Nov-26 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
  • Fri/Nov-28 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
  • Sat/Nov-29 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
  • Tue/Dec-02 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
  • Wed/Dec-03 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
  • Thu/Dec-04 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
  • Fri/Dec-05 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
  • Sat/Dec-06 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
  • Mon/Dec-08 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
  • Tue/Dec-09 St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
  • Thu/Dec-11 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
  • Fri/Dec-12 Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
  • Sat/Dec-13 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
  • Mon/Dec-15 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

Make sure to visit the social media sites of all the bands and stay tuned for the photo galleries by our Rockin Ryan.

~ Marisol

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Mallory Trunnell knows  how to party and she threw an heck of one at the Hotel Café Sunday night to release her new album,  Words.  Dramatic in a puffy pink prom dress with a blue silk sash marvelously clashing with her red hair,  brilliant red  lipstick and plastic flower necklace, Mallory was dressed for the part…part music, part fun,  part party.  She started the party with a parade of singing a Capella girls, who wound their way through the audience to stand in front of the stage adding a backup of ooh-ohh –oho and bong, bong, bong” to “Mallory’s  opening number from the new album, “My Turn”.  It was smiles from there.

But despite the celebratory atmosphere, Mallory Trunnell is not a party girl; she is a busy girl, and has been from an early age.  She grew up in Delta Utah and began an acting career at the age of 4 and started writing songs at 9, pretty sizeable accomplishments for a child in a desert town of about 3500 people. She is now  in LA and is thriving in this city of 3 and half  million, at least 10,000 of whom are  aspiring musicians.  Currently on her plate is  promoting  the new album released at  Sunday nights party, The Twilight Music Girls band based on the Twilight book series, an earlier band called The crimson Calamity with Lauren Harding,  a “Walk Through Music” video to help support the Take the Walk charity,  the Hot Topic West Coast Tour  and other gigs including the House of Blues earlier this month.

She brings that busy energy to her performances.  She fills the room with energy as well as music.  Far more than a singer/songwriter, Trunnell is a force of nature on stage, directing the a Capella chorus, the two Bob Bop Girls backup (and sometimes foreground) singers, and her band or playing solo piano –  while all the time keeping us laughing, toe-tapping and occasionally singing along.

 

The a Capella chorus sauntered back into the audience as Trunnell began the title song from the album, “Words”, happily singing the not so happy words with a big smile:  I’ve been restless and feeling desperate/When I could barely breathe. This is Trunnell’s signature, happy, upbeat melodies with not so happy lyrics. Listen the words.

She continued the upbeat music/downbeat lyrics with “Happy”, starting with a devil-may-care Da da da da da da dum/Da da da da da doo doo doot n doo doo doot,n do yeah and follows it by asking the very sincere why does it hurt her to hate her lover  when it doesn’t hurt her lover to hate her – all  joyfully accented by the Bob Bop Girls whose ooo’s and bob, bop’s make you grin while you wonder at the lyrics.

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She lowers the energy but ups the emotion with the querulous “Waiting”,  asking plaintively I am. You Are. Can We be?  and then really lowers it with “Tattooed”, a slowed-walked urgent conversation with a lover. She laments the Tattoos so deep /They sink to my bones….I scrub and scrub/and scrub and scrub and scrub…But your colors have tattooed me.  Her voice is urgent, her soul is stricken and she leaves us thinking how can this vivacious redhead with a silly grin in a 50’s prom dress with a guitar slung awkwardly across her chest make us feel so deeply that our stomachs tighten.

A consummate performer, Trunnell understands emotional breaks and emotional momentum – and when to do both.  She gives us the break by moving to the piano and shooing the band off the sage, lightening the atmosphere. Then, she announces it’s story time and  tells about the woman who set her on the path to music , her grandmother Ruby, the subject of the next song. The simple piano with her personal, talk-directly-to-you  singing made this a high point of the evening.  We laughed before; now we cried. Then we clapped when she gave a shout out to her mom, sitting at a table with friends enjoying her daughter’s talent and love.

But it was time to return to upbeat /downbeat as she stepped back to the microphone and brought the band onstage for “Quit You”, another  paean to an addictive bad-for-you relationship. No,no,no I cannot quit you ….Since you’ve been gone/There’s been a little too much room/ in my bed.  Most singer/songwriters mine their own  lives for material;  if Trunnell’s lyrics come from her life, her memoir will be delicious.

 Trunnell finished with a flourish, singing “Tomorrow’s Coming Fast”,  telling the very substantial Sunday night 7 pm early crowd  I’ve got paper/Got words to rhyme/I’ve got music.

Music is exactly what she has and when she shares it she makes people very, very happy.

Patrick O’Heffernan. Host, Music FridayLive!

 

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If by any chance you were wondering which band got the honored opportunity to tour with THE. ONE. AND. ONLY- “Uncle Jiggy” (A true MCR fan will understand who) on his ‘First’ new solo tour…

Then you’ll be pleased to know it was a band called The Eeries. I was fortunate to see these guys in action at Webster Hall, NYC. And I think four words can sum up their performance: They. Broke. The. Barricade.

No Joke! These guys had the crowd jumping up and down, dancing to the beat, and drooling over them. ( I mean who wouldn’t…they have beards! and long hair! :O)

The crowd was going so hard in the pit, that when lead singer Isaiah Silva stage dived into the crowd, everyone was pushing against the barricade too hard and it started closing in on all the photographers in the pit. Not to mention the floor almost split into two from everyone jumping!

But the moment these fans saw that Gerard Way walked on to the stage with these guys.....that was it for that barricade. Unfortunately everyone and everyTHING has its breaking point. And that was it. It started closing in on me and it was either stay where I was and be decapitated between the stage and the barricade – or jump on to the stage with your hands in surrender. As if saying “I swear! I am not going to touch this really famous person. I just would like to keep my head connected to my body.”.  Thankfully no security came after me, and I walked past him to safety.

But man was that the most intense concert…and it wasn’t even hard core music! so you are all welcomed to join me in my confusion.

So I think its more than safe to say that you should DEFINITELY check these guys out!

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Moral of me telling you all of this:
Be safe around good music. You never know if it will lead you to jumping on the stage with Gerard Way. (Your inner 12 yearold self would be beyond proud if it did though  at least mine was lol)
Enjoy! and Happy Listening 🙂 

~ Allison Socol, http://www.allisonsocol.com/

 

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We recently brought you our recap of the Black Veil Brides Black Mass Tour as it made a stop in San Francisco at the legendary Warfield Theater. You can read more about the whole night here. We know that if you are like us, you are addicted to Falling In Reverse and you need more of a fix, so here you go.

Falling In Reverse did it again as they always do….. Put on a great show and they seem to push the bar higher each time, and easily meeting it. Ronnie shined with his over the top spectacular stage presence. Without a doubt, he is the Champion of the stage! One of the reasons that Falling in Reverse is so damn fun is because of Mr. Ronnie Radke, who is a true entertainer in all aspects. There is no denying it. This is one guy who really proves that no matter how people try to bring him down, he always rises above it and comes back even twice as strong.  He literally makes sure that everyone in that venue is having the time of their life, singing along and having fun. And on this night at The Warfield, that is exactly what happened. It was wild to hear what was nearly the entire audience singing along to all the songs in the set! If we had an award to give out this year, it would be for Frontman of the Year and it would deservedly go to Mr. Ronnie Radke.

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Their set had a cool backdrop with the middle fingers in the air adorning  two basketball hoops which went great with their Falling In Reverse team uniforms. They involved the audience as they attempted to make shots into the baskets and no worries when they missed, since they were then given t-shirts. It was an all around fun night and you had only hoped for more music from them.  They even ended their set by playing The Drug In Me is You, not only once…. but twice which brought the excitement of the crowd to paramount levels.

Jacky Vincent was a madman on his purple custom Dean and he whipped out his sweet solos without missing a note. He was jumping around the stage and feeding the audience with his abundant energy.  You would then look to the right and catch Derek Jones on guitar and J. Wolf on bass treating the crowd to their own stage antics. I loved Ryan as he was breaking in his new Truth Drum kit. He is fierce on backing vocals and drums and yet, makes it look so easy as he always has an infectious smile on his face.  Everyone in the venue including these musicians were having an awesome time. Check out a slideshow of photos from their set:

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If The Black Mass 2014 Tour is coming to a venue even remotely near you, I would strongly urge you to make it to one of the shows. You will find yourself at what I think is the Best Tour of 2014!

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  • Sun/Nov-09 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
  • Mon/Nov-10 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
  • Wed/Nov-12 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
  • Fri/Nov-14 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
  • Sat/Nov-15 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • Sun/Nov-16 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
  • Mon/Nov-17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
  • Wed/Nov-19 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
  • Fri/Nov-21 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
  • Sat/Nov-22 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
  • Sun/Nov-23 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
  • Wed/Nov-26 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
  • Fri/Nov-28 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
  • Sat/Nov-29 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
  • Tue/Dec-02 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
  • Wed/Dec-03 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
  • Thu/Dec-04 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
  • Fri/Dec-05 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
  • Sat/Dec-06 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
  • Mon/Dec-08 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
  • Tue/Dec-09 St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
  • Thu/Dec-11 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
  • Fri/Dec-12 Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
  • Sat/Dec-13 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
  • Mon/Dec-15 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

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

~ Marisol

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Hemming (aka Candice Martello) was first introduced to the world through VH1’s Make or Break : The Linda Perry Project as one half of the Philadelphia punk duo Omar. Make or Break was developed by superstar producer and songwriter Linda Perry as the antithesis to reality music shows.  Martello joined the show as part of a band, but it was her solo work and a song called “Vitamins” that caught Perry’s attention and started Martello on the journey of finding and developing the voice of Hemming. At the conclusion of the show Martello was presented with the opportunity to make a record with Perry that will be coming out on Perry’s label (Custard Records) this Spring.

Hemming’s unique songwriting stamp is her ability to beautifully personify inanimate objects. The idea for “Vitamins” came to her while doing the regular morning routine of taking her daily vitamin. The song is about relying on something outside of yourself, whether that be material goods, substances or another person, to be happy and fulfilled. The song was recorded three different ways before getting it right. The initial attempt included very experimental  orchestrations, but the experimentation diminished the songs emotion. As an acoustic track the sound didn’t quite capture the beauty of the lyrics, and the final product was a combination of the two,  a simple and subtle arrangement that allows the strength of the lyrics and the uniqueness of Hemming’s voice to shine. Check out the song here and download it on iTunes here:

Hemming is in currently in the middle of a twenty-seven date tour with Rachael Yamagata. The list of remaining dates are below:

11.05 | Nashville, TN | 3rd & Lindsley
11.07 | Charlotte, NC | Visulite Theatre
11.08 | Carrboro, NC | Cat’s Cradle Back Room
11.10 | Annapolis, MD | Rams Head On Stage
11.15 | Philadelphia, PA | Union Transfer
11.17 | New York, NY | Bowery Ballroom

In case you missed it, check out the video for her song, Hard on Myself. The song is currently available on the Linda Perry Project Season One EP oniTunes. It begins with a country twangy vibe and then her compelling vocals set in. She really is spectacular and the country feel is like a triumph of emotions at a Western high noon shoot out. Very creative and quite unique style, definitely a fave of mine. Check it out here:

Make sure to pick up the EP, which is  available on iTunes and Amazon. Stay tuned for her new album set to release in Spring 2015.  Also check out our article on the single by Linda Perry’s alter-ego BluStone.

~ Marisol

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What might possibly be titled the best tour of 2014, Black Veil Brides Black Mass Tour made a stop in San Francisco last night.  They brought the top notch lineup to the legendary Warfield Theater in San Francisco. The line outside the venue circled around Market Street and it was filled with concertgoers of all ages, styles, genres, etc. The crowd was there to do one thing, show their love for music and to support these great bands.

We will be bringing you complete photo galleries and full coverage of each band in the coming days, but we wanted to give you a quick recap of the night.

Drama Club, the electric and mysterious DJ duo started the show off right by delivering a full energetic dose of elecro shock pop. They got the crowd completely fired up and even did a remix of Andy Black’s They Don’t Need To Understand. The two were intense as their spectacular stage presence captured everyone’s attention. They were the perfect opener to get the crowd on their feet and ready for an unbelievable show.

Set It Off hit the stage and the adrenaline in the crowd was raised up and you couldn’t help but get infected with the high powered vitality on that stage. It was great to see the crowd sing along to fan favorites as well as their new song, Why Worry. If you weren’t familiar with Set It Off before that night, I am sure you left the Warfield acknowledging that they just might be your new favorite band.

Falling In Reverse did it again as they always do….. Put on a great show and they seem to push the bar higher each time, and easily meeting it. Ronnie shined with his over the top spectacular stage presence. Without a doubt, he is the Champion of the stage! He literally makes sure that everyone in that venue is having the time of their life, singing along and having fun. Their set had a cool backdrop with the middle fingers in the air adorning  two basketball hoops which went great with their Falling In Reverse team uniforms. They even ended their set by playing The Drug In Me is You, not only once…. but twice which brought the excitement of the crowd to paramount levels.

The night was topped off with a stunning set by Black Veil Brides. They took to the stage and started right with the first single, Heart of Fire off their recently released self titled album. The energy that these five young men bring out is non stop and truly remains unmatched. The set was filled with a variety of old and new songs, even performing Coffin for the first time in San Francisco. The light show was stunning and the sound was crisp and spot on. If you listen to people talk about the rock scene being dead or the music industry is dying out, when you come to a BVB show, you will see the living and breathing proof that Rock will never die! I loved seeing the crowd which included fans as young as 6 years old and as seasoned rockers well into their senior years, singing along to every word. The music of Black Veil Brides does not limit itself to one genre, age, or lifestyle. It is simply pure rock and roll at its finest and that is why the attraction to them is insurmountable. You can’t help but love their music and even more so, the message they bring to the fans about staying true to who you, follow your dreams and stand up and be proud. Each generation brings those bands that will stand the test of time, Beatles, The Who, Rolling Stones, Kiss, Van Halen, Motley Crue, just to name a few, and now without a doubt; Black Veil Brides rightfully carries their place on the list.

Stay tuned as we will be bringing you full photo galleries of each set.  If The Black Mass 2014 Tour is coming to a venue even remotely near you, I would strongly urge you to make it to one of the shows. You will find yourself at what I think is the Best Tour of 2014!

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  • Wed/Nov-05 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
  • Fri/Nov-07 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
  • Sat/Nov-08 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
  • Sun/Nov-09 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
  • Mon/Nov-10 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
  • Wed/Nov-12 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
  • Fri/Nov-14 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
  • Sat/Nov-15 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • Sun/Nov-16 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
  • Mon/Nov-17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
  • Wed/Nov-19 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
  • Fri/Nov-21 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
  • Sat/Nov-22 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
  • Sun/Nov-23 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
  • Wed/Nov-26 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
  • Fri/Nov-28 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
  • Sat/Nov-29 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
  • Tue/Dec-02 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
  • Wed/Dec-03 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
  • Thu/Dec-04 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
  • Fri/Dec-05 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
  • Sat/Dec-06 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
  • Mon/Dec-08 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
  • Tue/Dec-09 St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
  • Thu/Dec-11 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
  • Fri/Dec-12 Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
  • Sat/Dec-13 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
  • Mon/Dec-15 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

Make sure to visit the social media sites of all the bands and stay tuned for the photo galleries by our Rockin Ryan.

~ Marisol

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M.O.E.T. are back and are set to play a show at The Bank Club in San Jose, CA on November 12th. I had told you about this young band from the South Bay that have been creating genre-breaking music. Their alternative blend sound carries influences of funk, indie, rock and so much more. Check out their recently released video which they dedicate to the fans who have been supporting them from the beginning:

You can get more details about their upcoming show by visiting the Facebook Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/731303596957817/

Check out their music video for their song Perfect Night:

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

~ Marisol

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