The visceral Brooklyn duo, Hunters, is gearing up to tour across the East Coast and Midwest this July in support of noise rock heavyweights A Place to Bury Strangers. Their 2011 EP Hands On Fire (produced by James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins and Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs) is 14 minutes of sonic fury that’s filled with growling riffs and unforgettable hooks. The raw energy of Derek Watson and Isabel Almeida builds tension by repeating lines to each other until it’s released in a fury of reverb drenched guitars and bodies being strewn across the stage. The band has been praised by The New York Times, Brooklyn Vegan, RCRD LBL and was tapped to open for The Kills on their 10th anniversary tour this spring. The string of dates kicks off July 16th at The Basement in Columbus, Ohio – scroll down for dates.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival has announced details for the 2012 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records. Beginning Tuesday, June 19, unsigned bands can enter to win a chance to play live on the Ernie Ball Stage in their market this August and September. In addition, finalists will compete for the grand prize, which includes a coveted spot on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, the opportunity to record an EP with legendary producer Jay Baumgardner at NRG Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA, $10,000 worth of music gear and other prizes.
This year’s judges for the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records include: Read more
Photo Credits: Mark Ambrose and Bobbie Jo Parsley
The H2O Music Festival was a first of its kind put on by a Hispanic Television corporation, Univision Communications; with only two cities (Dallas & L.A.) on the tour and a handful of artists, it seemed like a last minute effort at what could have been a better festival in my opinion. The lineup was mixed with mostly hispanic artists and well known performers like Yelawolf to start the day and dubstep artists Tiesto to close out the night. Another mess up, putting the Doggfather himself on a time schedule just before Weezer was set to perform; talk about a jacked up lineup schedule. Of the artist we were there to see were Gym Class Heroes, Damian Marley, Snoop Dogg, and Weezer; we had planned to catch Yelawolf and Tiesto but time was our biggest enemy on that battle and we just couldn’t handle the Texas heat over a 12 hour day.
After arriving just in time to see Gym Class Heroes
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PROJECT 86 TO RELEASE EPIC NEW ALBUM WAIT FOR THE SIREN AUGUST 21
June 18, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Orange County rock band Project 86 has announced plans to release their long awaited, new album, Wait For the Siren, on August 21. After a catalogue of successful releases on both major and independent labels, P86 decided to go an entirely new route with this new release: partnering directly with their fans. After a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised tens of thousand dollars, they have emerged with a reinvented sound which demonstrates why they are one of the most formidable rock bands around. To celebrate their loyal fan base, the band is offering a free MP3 download of their first single from the album, Fall, Goliath, Fall, available on the bands website for a limited time at www.project86.com.
“For those who are acquainted with the band, or our previous work, the sound of this Read more
San Francisco-based DJ Bassnectar just wrapped up his Vava Voom tour, a 22-show trek across North America that supported his latest album. Per tradition, this meant the start of a new project. “After every tour, we put together a video recap with highlights from the road,” the bass bumper tells Rolling Stone. “After playing Lolla[palooza] in Brazil, we hit the ground running with essentially five straight weeks of nonstop shows and travel and madness, and this little video shows a peek behind our biggest production to date.”
Back in the day, when this place was crawling with forums and chats about random acts of music, we used to poll ourselves to see which release by an artist not only set them atop of the industry but stapled them in as musical gods.
Tags: Foster The People
One of indie music’s current favorite artists are Los Angeles’ Foster The People. Ever since exploding onto everyone’s radar in the past 2 years, they are about as mainstream as it gets. Just finishing up with their appearance at Bonnaroo, they continue their current tour of hitting the roads of North America. The opening support has been provided by Kimbra and The Kooks. We recently caught their Dallas show, and will be posting the review soon. Find tour dates and learn more here.
Here are a few videos just released Read more
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We have told you before about the new band Kill Devil Hill, who have just released their very first self titled record. We recently did both an interview and a live show review with them. The former Pantera and Black Sabbath boys also just dropped their first official, brand new music video, which you can watch below. They just got back from a co-headlining tour with Adrenaline Mob, and they’ll be back on the road this summer. Noisecreep recently caught up with them, and said this:
“What’s most impressive is how Read more
We reported back in April that Deftones‘ bassist Chi Cheng had been making small steps of progress. Unfortunately the opposite is now true, according to The PPR. Having just come back from a return trip home, paid for by fans, Cheng has been diagnosed with pneumonia. You may remember that he has been in a semi conscious state after an auto accident in 2008. There have been some postings by his family made from the site set up for him, Oneloveforchi.com. There we get more insightful information regarding his condition:
“SHOUT OUT TO CHI‘S WORLDWIDE FAMILY-PRAYER REQUEST-he just got back home last night from NJ and is in ER with SOMETHING serious going on. Pneumonia and don’t know what else. Not good! Please send the word again to PRAY HARD. Thank you all! one love… chi is in ICU on 3 antibiotics for pneumonia. blood pressure and oxygen are both low. please send healing. one love for chi, gina”
Also coming to the side of his friend is P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval who tweeted this:
“Spoke with Chi‘s mom. He really needs our prayers. He’s in ICU and still fighting. Gods will be done! @POD @thewhosoevers ?#prayhard”
Deftones have plans once again with former Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega, and will reportedly head into the studio sometime in early July.
Via The PRP
Fun Fun Fun Fest is getting ready to kick off the summer right! The last batch of pre-sale tickets just got released today, and are already
nearly sold out. Our favorite little fest that could is gearing up for their 7th annual event, and started teasing us last week. Taking place once again Nov 2-3-4 in Austin–the live music capital of the world, at Auditorium Shores (don’t forget to bring your bandanas). They are currently holding a contest until July 1st to give away prizes, including passes to the festival. All you have to do is correctly guess the most artists who will be on their line-up. They announced the first few artists today. The contest is limited to 20 guesses. So here is our list of picks. We will also be updating these hunches as we get more details, so make sure to save this link. And leave your comments about who you are excited about and hope to see, and share your guesses with us. Good luck, and more importantly–have fun! For the record, these artists have not appeared at FFF previously, nor or they scheduled at ACL, which takes place just 2 weeks earlier. We are also excluding those artists performing the weekend before, at the Voo Doo Fest in New Orleans for Halloween.
Update: Last night at midnight (July 12th), the official line up was released. We have updated the list of predictions below to accurately reflect those we were lucky enough to guess correctly. We guessed 15 right!