PHOTOS: Cory Branan Live At Amnesia

Cory Branan Live @ Amnesia SF

Cory Branan's intimate club date at Amnesia in San Francisco. Quite an amazing show, check out Cory's new album "Adios" from Bloodshot Records.

Cory Branan online
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Cory Branan "Adios"

 


NEUROSIS Begins Major North American Tour

As their thirtieth anniversary creeps ever closer late in 2015, NEUROSIS will this week embark on their most massive North American tour since before the turn of the millennium, as the sixteen-city expedition kicks off tomorrow, Friday, July 31st.

The forceful aural surge of NEUROSIS will be felt through a deluge of performances which are set to take place in sixteen cities across America and Canada over the next three weeks. The quintet will punish the continent with one of their most crushing live sets to date, beginning on July 31st in Lawrence, Kansas, followed by shows in Minneapolis, Madison, Chicago, Louisville, Detroit, Toronto, Montréal, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Richmond, Carrboro, Atlanta and New Orleans, before coming to a smoldering finale in Houston on August 16th, the band playing to cities and states which they have not visited since the 1990s along the way.

Support for NEUROSIS will include the thunder of labelmates Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth (featuring Tad Doyle of TAD and Hog Molly) for the entire trek, with additional legs of the tour also featuring nomadic doomsday cult, The Body, expansive rock duo, Sumac (members of Baptists, Old Man Gloom, ex-Isis, etc.), doom/rock experimenters Pinkish Black and blues/rock-driven labelmates Iron Tongue. NEUROSIS will also perform at the immense Montréal Festival where they'll join the likes of Mastodon, Meshuggah, Gorguts and many others on August 7th.

NEUROSIS Tour Dates:

7/31/2015 Liberty Hall - Lawrence, KS w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body [info]

8/01/2015 Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body [info]

8/02/2015 The Majestic - Madison, WI w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body [info]

8/03/2015 Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body [info]

8/04/2015 Expo Five - Louisville, KY w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body [info]

8/05/2015 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body [info]

8/06/2015 Opera House - Toronto, ON w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body [info]

8/07/2015 Heavy Montréal - Montréal, QC w/ Mastodon, Meshuggah, Gorguts [info]

8/08/2015 Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac, The Body [info]

8/09/2015 Warsaw - Brooklyn, NY w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac [info]

8/11/2015 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac [info]

8/12/2015 Broadberry - Richmond, VA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac [info]

8/13/2015 Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC w/ Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Sumac [info]

8/14/2015 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac [info]

8/15/2015 House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Iron Tongue [info]

8/16/2015 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Pinkish Black [info]

Since the release of their 1987 debut LP, Pain Of Mind, NEUROSIS has increasingly developed into a more potent and prolific act with each new recording and tour. Through releases on Alchemy, Lookout!, Alternative Tentacles, Relapse, Hydra Head and more -- before forming their own Neurot Recordings which houses all of their recordings since the beginning of the millennium -- the band has become a genre-defining institution of heavy music. The Oakland, California natives have broken ground at every turn, pioneering a sound that influenced heavyweights including Isis, Mastodon and High On Fire and inspiring endless legions of fans with their expansive, mind-altering works, as well as forming their own solo outfits and touring acts outside of NEUROSIS.

In 2012, NEUROSIS released Honor Found In Decay, recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio and mastered by John Golden of Golden Mastering, the album showcasing the band taking their esoteric but leveling and hymns to even further diversified areas of exploration. Following the album's hometown release show, they disbanded with the backdrop visuals that had accompanied their live set nearly since inception, empowering their anthems in a drastically more human approach. Since the album's release, NEUROSIS has been heavily proactive tour-wise, embarking on regional bouts of touring and taking part in high-profile one-off and festival events throughout North America and Europe. And the cycle shall continue through the remainder of 2015 and onward towards their eleventh studio album.

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http://www.facebook.com/officialneurosis
http://www.twitter.com/neurosisoakland
http://www.neurotrecordings.com
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THE SHEEPDOGS Announce North American Tour Dates

THE SHEEPDOGS Announce North American Tour Dates This Fall

New Album Future Nostalgia Out October 2 via Dine Alone Records

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Following a string of festival appearances over the summer, The Sheepdogs will embark on an extensive North American tour beginning in September and making stops in Austin, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Nashville and more.

The Sheepdogs remain steadfast in their commitment to rock n' roll excellence with their third album Future Nostalgia out October 2, 2015 via Dine Alone Records. Since their inception, the band has always sought to play the kind of music they themselves love: "Pure, simple, good-time music," as singer/guitarist Ewan Currie puts it. It's no surprise, then, that the album is firmly rooted in the rock tradition that listeners have come to expect from the boys.

Pre-order the album on iTunes HERE,

and can also pre-order bundles including merch on www.thesheepdogs.com.

Formed in Saskatoon, The Sheepdogs have followed in the footsteps of Canadian rock legends including Neil Young, The Band and The Guess Who with a bold take on classic guitar rock and polished retro sound. The band came into the national spotlight in 2011 as the first unsigned band to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, which led to a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and a special appearance on Project Runway. A live favorite, The Sheepdogs have played at numerous festivals and headlining tours across North America, including performances at Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza, opening for the likes of Kings of Leon and John Fogerty, and sharing the stage with Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte and Justin Long at Stones Fest. For their last self-titled LP, The Sheepdogs worked with Patrick Carney of The Black Keys to produce the collection, which debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Top 200 SoundScan Chart, and garnered three No. 1 singles. The band has also won four JUNO awards, and been nominated for seven over their impressive career.

The Sheepdogs are Ewan Currie (lead vocal/guitar), Ryan Gullen (bass/vox), Sam Corbett (drums/vox), Shamus Currie (keys/horns) and Rusty Matyas (guitar/vox).

The Sheepdogs Tour Dates:


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8/7 Regina, SK @ Regina Folk Festival 2015
8/8 Burnaby, BC @ Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival 2015
8/15 Jasper, AB @ Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (100 Birthday Celebration)
8/16 Fort McMurray, AB @ MacDonald Island Park
8/18 Lethbridge, AB @ Whoop-Up Days Family Festival
8/28 Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre (Blue Jays Summer Fan Fridays)
9/3 Dallas, TX @ The Door/Prophet Bar
9/4 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
9/5 Utopia, TX @ UTOPiAfest
9/8 Austin, TX @ Parish (UtopiaFEST Official After-Party)
9/9 Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz
9/10 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
9/11 Bowling Green, OH @ Black Swamp Arts Festival
9/12 Buffalo, NY @ EDGEFEST (Rock Radio 103.3 The Edge)
9/13 Cleveland, OH @ Cambridge Room
9/15 Windsor, ON @ Caesar's Windsor w/ Avett Brothers
9/20 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Folk Festival
9/26 Pittsburgh, PA @ Thrival Festival
9/29 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
9/30 Boise, ID @ Visual Arts Collective
10/1 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
10/2 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
10/7 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
10/8 San Diego @ Casbah
10/10 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Brewski @ Madonna Inn
10/13 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
10/14 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10/15 Albuquerque, NM @ The Historic El Rey Theater
10/16 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
10/17 Norman, OK @ University of Oklahoma - Red Door Music Festival
10/18 Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard
10/20 Ames, IA @ Maintenance Shop (Iowa State Univ)
10/21 Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
10/22 Chicago, IL @ Double Door
10/23 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
10/25 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley (WRLT Show)
11/27 Winnipeg, MB @ RBC Convention Centre (Grey Cup Festival Concert Series)

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New Sounds: "toe" - Song "The World According To"

New Sounds: Toe - Song" "The World According To"

Influential Japanese 4-piece toe are premiering a new song titled, "The World According To".

The track will appear on the band's upcoming third studio LP, "Hear You," which will be released on July 24 via Topshelf Records.

Pre-orders for "Hear You" are now available here.

toe is currently in the midst of a rare U.S. headline tour which hits Philadelphia tonight and winds down in DC this Friday.

Tue. 07-14-15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Wed. 07-15-15 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Thu. 07-16-15 - New York, NY @ LPR - Le Poisson Rouge
Fri. 07-17-15 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

What others are saying about toe:

"Toe continues pushing the already nebulous boundaries of post-rock with apparent ease."- AV Club

"... the thing that's always set toe apart from its technically minded peers is its ability to tell short, concise stories — ecstatic, noodly, complex pop songs that unfold in less than five minutes."- NPR

 

 

 


Lenny Kravitz Announces US Dates - The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA on 9/13

Lenny Kravitz announces US dates

Kicking off at Afropunk in Brooklyn on August 28th
Lenny Kravitz's New Video 'The Pleasure and the Pain' (Tagged NSFW - Because. Boobs.)

Tickets On Sale Now!
Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre 9/13

Lenny Kravitz has announced the US leg of his world tour, which he is set to kick off at the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn, NY on August 23rd
Tickets go on sale now - for additional details please visit www.lennykravitz.com/tour.

Lenny Kravitz is currently on a sold-out European tour that will run through the month of July. The announcement of U.S. dates follows on the heels of the recently released video for his latest single, "The Pleasure and the Pain" via RollingStone.com.

Lenny Kravitz's tenth studio album "Strut" was released in September 2014 via Roxie Records/ Kobalt Label Services. The album is a real rock & roll record that hits hard rhythmically and looks back on the 1970's metropolis of funky after-hours grooves and soulful hooks. The album was named one of Rolling Stone's Top Albums of 2014 and includes such standout titles as "New York City," "I Never Want to Let You Down" and "She's a Beast."

TOUR DATES:
8/23
Brooklyn, NY
Afropunk Festival^

8/26
Toronto, ON
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

8/30
Philadelphia, PA
Mann Center

9/1
Vienna, VA
Wolftrap

9/3
Chicago, IL
Ravinia

9/6
Snowmass Village, CO
Jazz Aspen Snowmass^

9/8
Las Vegas, NV
The Cosmopolitan

9/11
Los Angeles, CAA
Greek Theatre

9/13
Berkeley, CA
Greek Theatre

9/16
Dallas, TX
Allen Event Center

9/17
Houston, TX
Cynthia Woods Pavilion

9/19
Atlanta, GA
Music Midtown Festival in Piedmont Park^
^ - previously announced


New Sounds: BIG TALK New Album "Straight In No Kissin'" out July 24th

New Album Straight In No Kissin' out July 24th

Rock outfit Big Talk - who are fronted by The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci - will release their new studio album, Straight In No Kissin', on Friday, July 24th via Little Oil Records in partnership with PledgeMusic.

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"I wanted to cut live punk rock songs, but I wanted to put something in there for the ladies as well. This way, there's a nice pop sensibility," Vannucci told Pledgemusic.

The LP was recorded over most of 2014 at The Killers' Battle Born Studios in Las Vegas before relocating to Vannucci's own home studio in Sonoma County, CA.

In support of the forthcoming project, Big Talk is set to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on July 21st. The five -piece will also play select West Coast tour dates starting on July 19th in San Diego, LA and San Francisco. 

Big Talk is comprised of Ronnie [lead singer and guitarist] alongside Taylor Milne [guitar], John Spiker [bass], John Konesky [guitar], and Brooks Wackerman [drums].


BIG TALK 2015 Tour Dates:

7/19                 San Diego, CA @ Cashbah

7/20                 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour

7/23                 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

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Knucle Puck

Knuckle Puck Announce Details For New EP: 'While I Stay Secluded'

Chicago punks Knuckle Puck have announced details for their highly anticipated new EP. 'While I Stay Secluded' will be released on October 28 via Bad Timing Records. A trailer, track listing and cover art are revealed below.

'While I Stay Secluded' was recorded with Seth Henderson (Real Friends) in Crowne Point, IN.

Guitarist Kevin Maida says, "We could not be happier with our new EP ‘While I Stay Secluded’. Every person in this band firmly and confidently believes that this is our best material yet, making us very excited to share these songs with you."

Knucle Puck: While I Stay Secluded

Track Listing:

1. Transparency

2. Oak Street

3. Alexander Pl.

4. But Why Would You Care?

5. In My Room

6. Bedford Falls

Pre-orders will launch at 2pm EST on Wednesday, October 8 at Bad Timing Records' webstore. Also a pre-order on Amazon here

Check out the new promo video:

Knuckle Puck will be direct support on Modern Baseball's recently announced fall tour. Joining them on tour will be Crying and Somos with Walter Mitty, Foxing, and Hostage Calm on select dates. Tickets for all shows are now on sale.

Earlier this year, Knuckle Puck were named one of the 'Top 10 New School Pop-Punk Bands You Need to Know" by none other than Billboard Magazine, and over the last several months have toured with the likes of Senses Fail, Man Overboard, Neck Deep, Light Years, Transit, Forever Came Calling and more.

Pre-order:
-Bad Timing Records: http://bit.ly/KP_WISS
-Rude Records: http://ruderecords.limitedrun.com

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http://facebook.com/knucklepuckil

TOUR DATES


11/11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater*

11/12 - Buffalo - NY - Waiting Room*

11/13 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom*

11/14 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop*

11/15 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge*

11/16 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater*

11/18 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater*

11/19 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court*

11/21 - Oakland, CA - 924 Gilman

11/22 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy

11/23 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction

11/25 - San Diego, CA - The Epicenter

11/26 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red

11/28 - Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar

11/29 - Austin, TX - Red 7

11/30 - Houston, TX - Walters

12/2 - Nashville, TN - The End*

12/3 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade*

12/4 - Tampa, FL - Epic Problems*

12/5 - Pembroke Pines, FL - Talent Farm*

12/6 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth*

12/7 - Jacksonville, FL - Underbelly*

12/9 - Washington, DC - The Filmore*

12/10 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry*

12/11 - Philadelphia, PA - The TLA*

12/12 - New York, NY - Grammercy Theater*

12/13 - Hamden, CT - The Space*

12/14 - Boston, MA - The Paradise*

12/15 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg*

* = FOXING

= WALTER MITTY & HIS MAKESHIFT ORCHESTRA

*= HOSTAGE CALM

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Photo credit: Ally Newbold
& Earshot Media

Zepparella Live @ Slim's (PHOTOS)

Zepparella live at Slim's
Zepparella live at Slim's

This was the last show of the tour for Zepparella, (their hometown show), live at Slim's in San Francisco, CA. If you are a Led Zeppelin fan at all… they are an amazing show and you should see them.

Learn more about Zepparella:
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Cracker "Low" Live @ The Independent

Here's a sneak preview of our episode with Cracker Live @ The Independent in San Francisco, CA. Learn more about Cracker at www.crackersoul.com. Stay Tuned!

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The New And The Heavy: WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM

As Cascadian black metal pioneers, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, prepare to release their latest LP, Celestite, another single from the expansive album has been unleashed exclusively via Vice Magazine's music portal, Noisey.

A synth-driven companion to their lauded 2011-released Southern Lord LP,Celestial Lineage, the Randall Dunn-produced Celestite LP is a far cry from the expected blackened maelstrom WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM fans are used to experiencing. Void of vocals, guitars and percussion, the instrumental passages on Celestite reflect the tracks of its predecessor in a whole new light, with more than forty-five minutes of rich, otherworldly, synthesizer-constructed works which more resemble a sci-fi/horror soundtrack or meditative musical experience than a metal album. The record's second track, "Initiation at Neudeg Alm" -- the parallel to Celestial Lineage's "Subterranean Initiation" -- provides perhaps some of the more sinister, ominous elements of the Celestite experience with a condensed, dirge-driven and yet still pristine six-minute journey into cerebral realms.

"Initiation at Neudeg Alm" is now playing via Noisey.

 

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM will systematically release Celestite on their own newly-founded Artemisia Records worldwide on July 8th, on CD, LP and digital formats. Preorders for the record can be found HERE.

Just days subsequent to the album's release, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM will traverse the West Coast on a nine-date tour. However, while Celestite focuses exclusively on layered, droning ambience, this West Coast tour will feature the band in their anticipated, full-backline black metal form.  Their unique and fully devastating delivery will be unleashed onto their fans including older material which they have never performed live.  Opening the tour in their hometown of Olympia on July 11th, WITTR will forage through Bellingham, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and San Diego before closing down with a final show in Los Angeles on July 20th. Support for WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM on the tour will be provided by Oakland psychedelic noise troupe, Nommo Ogo. Additional support will be provided throughout the tour by D A Terrence, A God Or Another, Druden, Volahn, Lycus and others, including direct support on the San Francisco show by Dispirit.


WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Celestite Tour 2014:

7/11/2014 Capital Theatre Backstage - Olympia, WA w/ Nommo Ogo, D A Terence [tickets]

7/12/2014 Shakedown - Bellingham, WA w/ Nommo Ogo, A God Or Another [tickets]

7/13/2014 The Venue - Vancouver, BC w/ Nommo Ogo, Neck Of The Woods [tickets]

7/14/2014 Crocodile - Seattle, WA w/ Nommo Ogo, TBA [tickets]

7/15/2014 Star Theatre - Portland, OR w/ Nommo Ogo, Druden [tickets]

7/17/2014 Slim's - San Francisco, CA w/ Dispirit, Nommo Ogo [tickets]

7/18/2014 Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA w/ Nommo Ogo, Lycus [tickets]

7/19/2014 Che Café - San Diego, CA w/ Nommo Ogo, TBA [tickets]

7/20/2014 Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA w/ Nommo Ogo, Volahn [tickets]