Linkin Park Touring North America w/ 30 Seconds To Mars and AFI

Categories: News, Tour Dates

So with all that Stone Temple Pilots stuff on the back burner for now, it looks as if Linkin Park will dust off their gear and hit the road once again. Joined by a band fronted by a movie star 30 Seconds To Mars and special guests AFI, the trek will hit loads of outdoor venues and arenas beginning this August in Florida. They'll take things up the east coast and back across the country through Texas and wrapping up in California ... Read More

Summerland Returns For 2014 With Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and Spacehog

Categories: Festivals

Art Alexakis is still looking to cash in on you missing the 1990’s. Summerland will return for the third consecutive year. This time out, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and Spacehog will round out the lineup, with Everclear taking the top slot. Here is where you can catch the nostalgia in 2014. It is worth noting that the only Canadian date takes place in a city called Medicine Hat. Way to go Canada Summerland 2014 Tour Dates: 6/13 Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre 6/14 St. ... Read More

Primus Hitting The Road w/ Dean Ween Group This May/June

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Let's break it down for you. Les Claypool recently released a new record with  Duo De Twang titled Four Foot Shack. Also, the man known as Dean Ween is currently touring with the Moistboyz. Now forget the last two sentences, because if you're looking at this post you're here to find out tour dates for Primus and The Dean Ween Group (not to be confused with the Moistboyz), which kicks off May 1st through the 3rd at the Brooklyn Bowl's  Las Vegas location. ... Read More

Hall & Oates Bring Adult Education to Oklahoma – 2/28/14

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Hall & Oates - 2/28/14 Grand Casino - Shawnee, OK Words/Photos by Steven Anthony For the last few years Hall & Oates have extensively toured throughout the United States, peppering dates in seemingly every corner of America. They generally make a few stops here in my home state of Oklahoma, and 2014 is no different with the band finding themselves closing out February in Shawnee at the new venue inside the Grand Casino. For a little over 90 minutes, Daryl Hall and John Oates delivered hit ... Read More

TOUR DATES: Yonder Mountain String Band Spring Dates / Lineup Summer Festival Schedule

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Yonder Mountain String Band Set To Hit Road for Spring Trek / Announce Festival Plans.  As the calendar turned to 2014 and the members of the Yonder Mountain String Band set out for their Winter tour... they forgot to pick up one quarter of the band on their way to the first stop. Actually Jeff Austin decided to sit this one out and instead spend a few months of quality time with his wife and recently born baby girl.  The other three members ... Read More

Arctic Monkeys Invade The Pageant in St. Louis 2/15/2014

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Arctic Monkeys Invade The Pageant in St. Louis 2/15/2014 Words and Pictures by Bradley Darby (Follow @DarbySTL / LIKE DarbySTL)   105.7 The Point has done a great job over the past 21 years bringing some of the biggest names in modern rock to town to celebrate Halloween, Christmas, and their Birthday by playing shows across St. Louis. When this one was announced back in the Fall it was no question that this would sell out. The Arctic Monkeys have played at The Pageant before ... Read More

Biffy Clyro 02/14/14: El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

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While I recognized the name Biffy Clyro, I only started to pay attention to the band after they became the latest temper tantrum target for the once great artist known as Trent Reznor. In a tweet sent right before the massive Reading Festival across the pond in the United Kingdom, the Academy Award winner was upset that some “whoever the fuck they are” band was not only following Nine Inch Nails, they also “fucked him” on production. Not knowing a damn thing ... Read More

Failure 02/13/14: El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

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It has been exactly 47 hours since I stood five feet away from Failure as they played live music and the truth of the matter is that I still don’t believe it happened. The group has been number one on my list of bands I want to see reunite since I rescued Fantastic Planet from a discount bin at well-known Bay Area record store. That lone purchase I made on that afternoon in October 1998 would end up becoming my favorite album ... Read More

Ghost Return To North America With Spring 2014 Tour

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Ghost will return to North America in April as the ghoulish rockers will hit the road for a month long trek. The tour will cover most major markets and feature King Dude as main support. Here is where you can catch the mighty Ghost. 4/17 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre 4/18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE 4/19 - Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre 4/20 - St. Louis, MO @ Pagent 4/22 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater 4/23 - Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater 4/25 - ... Read More

Alice In Chains Announce Spring 2014 U.S. Tour Dates

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Good news for those in B level markets and neighborhoods with casinos. Alice In Chains will be paying you a visit later this year. Still supporting the highly forgettable The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, check out where you can catch Jerry and the gang below in the United States later this year. Alice In Chains Spring 2014 U.S. Tour Dates:   04/25 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater 04/26 Thackerville, OK – Winstar World Casino & Resort 04/28 Austin, TX – Moody Theatre (ACL Live) 05/01 Tunica, MS – ... Read More

Joseph Arthur 01/23/14: McCabe’s Guitar Shop – Santa Monica California

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With a smorgasbord of musicians spread across Southern California for the annual NAMM convention, Joseph Arthur once again found himself west of the 405 freeway for a night of hilarious comedy. Did I say comedy? I meant music. To be fair the intimate late night set at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica was a 50/50 split of both, much to the delight of those who politely turned off their phones  and turned their focus onto the man who had recently returned ... Read More

Guns N’ Roses Top 2014 Rock On The Range Lineup

Categories: Festivals

For the 8th year in a row, a massive football stadium in Columbus Ohio will host the Rock on the Range Festival. Artists set to bring the HARD AND THE HEAVY to THE Ohio State University include Guns N’ Roses, Slayer, Mastodon and many more. For more information, check out the Rock on the Range website. Read More

Watch Helmet’s Ferocious KEXP Session

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It’s crazy to think that Helmet has been cranking out tasty heavy metal jams for over twenty years. With no new album to support, hardcore 49ers fan Page Hamilton and the gang ventured into the enemy territory known as Seattle for a few gigs with Wire. During their stop in the Emerald City, the band took time to record a quick session for local radio powerhouse KEXP. You can enjoy Helmet performing with headphones on down below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=s4LxLkDAhUw To read past Helmet confessions from ... Read More

Modest Mouse, The National, & More Set For Shaky Knees Festival 2014

Categories: Festivals

  Atlanta will suck a little less during the weekend of May 9th through 11th as the Shaky Knees Music Festival will hit the cities Atlantic Center. The National, Modest Mouse, and a third headliner to be announced will be making appearances in the ATL. Highlights from lower down on the card include Blitzen Trapper, Cold War Kids and Jason Isbell. For all information on Shaky Knees 2014, head to the official website.   Read More

Hangout Music Festival 2014: The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast, QOTSA and More

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If at any point you were under the impression that this festival fever is a game, then you were sadly mistaken. Next up on a big week for festival announcements is the Hangout Music Festival, which takes place on a beach in Alabama.  The headliners are solid and include The Black Keys coming out of hiding alongside The Killers and Outkast. Other notables include Queens Of The Stone Age (who should be headlining ALL these festivals with their stellar work in 2013),Modest Mouse, The ... Read More

Governors Ball 2014: Jack White, Outkast, The Strokes and More

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Randall's Island in New York City rocks it with the Governors Ball annually. This year is no different. Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend and The Strokes top the first tier of acts. Festival staples in 2014 Childish Gambino, Sleigh Bells. Chance The Rapper, The Naked And Famous and Foster The People can be seen along the likes of TV On The Radio, Skrillex, Interpol, Phoenix, Disclosure, Diarrhea Planet, Kurt Vile, Damon Albarn, Neko Case, along with the rap duo Run The Jewels ... Read More

Firefly Music Festival Reveals Massive 2014 Lineup

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For the third year in a row, Firefly Music Festival in Delaware is delivering another stellar lineup. Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters and Outkast lead the big names while Cage the Elephant, Weezer, Childish Gambino, Jack Johnson, Sleigh Bells, Young The Giant, Girl Talk, Chance The Rapper, Local Natives, Portugal. The Man, The Lumineers, Kaiser Chiefs, Grouplove and Pretty Lights round out the list of acts you may have heard of off the top of our heads looking at the list of over 100 acts. Firefly ... Read More

Dave Matthews Band Announce Acoustic/Electric Summer 2014 Tour Dates

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In a shocker to no one, Dave Matthews Band will hit the road for a massive North American summer tour in 2014. What is shocking is the format the shows will take. Each show will be a two set affair. The “evening with” is being billed as both acoustic and electric. According to Rolling Stone, the band will change their configuration as needed while performing songs from their expansive catalog. Matthews goes on to tell Rolling Stone that they are trying to keep ... Read More

As Seen On TV: Sleigh Bells Dash Through Letterman

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Last time the guy typing this recalls checking out Sleigh Bells, this two were jumping around like nuts making all sorts of unmitigated noise. This morning, I decide to check out their Letterman performance from last night, and congrats Sleigh Bells because this "Young Legends" will be in my head for the rest of the day. Acoustic guitar and Sleigh Bells in the same sentence. Cool. Like half the artists in the artists in the world, they'll be appearing at this years Coachella ... Read More

††† (Crosses) Kicks Off 2014 In St. Louis

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††† Crosses Opens 2014 Tour in St. Louis Words by Bradley Darby (FOLLOW on Twitter/ LIKE on Facebook) In 2011 Deftones front man Chino Moreno got together with childhood friend and fellow musician Shaun Lopez, who plays guitar for Far, as well as Chuck Doom to form a new group that Moreno said would “be minimal and soothing…. kinda like the stuff I listen to when I’m not screaming my head off.” From their vision, Crosses was born. Technically its listed like this, †††… ... Read More

Mgmt @ Barclays Center 12/13/2013

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Hello Everybody...this looks like my first and last confession for this 2013 season. here are a few pics from Mgmt. they are an amazing band from ny. check them out. I want to wish Justin and everyone here a HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON and that next year we all get to rock out ever more than this. Peace. Read More

Watch Television Perform at Rough Trade in New York City

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So New York City has itself a brand new venue to check out live music. It's the newly opened Rough Trade records. Located in the heart of hipsterville (or Williamsburg) the well placed record shop comes equipped with a 300 person capacity room in the back for live acts, as well as a liquor license and actual stuff on the shelves coming soon. The opening brought artsy hometown act Television out of hiding and into their first area gigs in six years. ... Read More

Nine Inch Nails 11/19/13 Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA – With Explosions in the Sky

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Nine Inch Nails with Explosions in the Sky 11/19/13 - Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington Review by thenaturalstoner Pictures by thenaturalstoner and Mouph Breaver For a Tuesday night at the start of winter in Spokane, Washington, tonight ended up being about as good as it can get.  A smaller than expected "sold-out" crowd (much smaller, maybe 2,500 to 3,000 people) made their way to the Spokane Arena through decent weather to see two really great bands play 3 hours of music. Starting promptly at 7:30, ... Read More

Dir en grey kick off U.S. leg of Ghoul in Dallas – 11/3/13 – Trees, Dallas, TX

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Dir en grey w/ Dagoba - 11/3/13 Trees - Dallas, TX Words/Photos by Steven Anthony It's been almost two years since the last time Japan's Dir en grey touched down here in the United States. After vocalist Kyo was sidelined by a throat injury last spring, Dir en grey was forced to scrap an entire U.S. tour while allowing him time to recuperate. Luckily he did so with no real problem, and last night the band finally hit America once more, kicking off their 2013 ... Read More

Camp Freddy – 10/26/13 @ The 9:30 Club in Washington DC

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  The date: Saturday, October 26, 2013. The text from my best friend: “BTW just found out that Zakk Wylde is playing with Camp Freddy tonight at the 9:30 club.” Me: HOLY SHIT?! I wasn’t sure who Camp Freddy was so I had to be schooled a little bit and I found out it was a band of rockers who get together every so often and do cover songs of other bands: Dave Navarro, Billy Morrison, Matt Sorum (but this night he wasn’t there, it ... Read More

Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones & Ghost 10/23/13: Chesapeake Energy Arena, OKC, OK

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Avenged Sevenfold w/ Deftones and Ghost - 10/23/13 Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City, OK Words/Photos by Steven Anthony Everyone's got an opinion regarding Avenged Sevenfold. Lots of people hate them, calling them derivative/wannabe rock stars. At the other end of the spectrum, you have the band's fans, eating up everything the band releases including their latest album Hail to the King which recently topped the Billboard's Top 100. Touring in support of that record, Avenged Sevenfold stopped at Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena last ... Read More