Riot Fest 2017 – Chicago, IL

Nine Inch Nails at Riot Fest 2017, by Omar Cordy/OJC PICS

Riot Fest was started a few years back in the grand spirit of the old school one-off festivals of lore. It was intended to be special from the get-go and they have done a reasonable job of sandwiching themselves into a busy summer of Lollapalooza, Chicago Open Air, and many other destination festival shows. Having a mix of alternative rock, metal, Hip-Hop, indie rock, and more has helped carve out its own niche, and between special performances, varied food and beer options, late-night after parties, and basically the cool factor Chicago offers as one of the best cities in America, it’s no wonder fans flocked to the event from all over the world. Continue reading

Riot Fest 2017 Announces Full Schedule, Late Night Concerts

Riot Fest is coming next month in Chicago with headliners, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Jawbreaker. The festival has announced the full set times and stages for the event, as well as the late night concert series. All times and ticket link details can be found below. Continue reading

The 2017 Riot Fest Lineup Includes Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Jawbreaker And More

Riot Fest is returning to Chicago’s Douglas Park this September, and the initial lineup is absolutely amazing. Continue reading

Deafheaven, The Julie Ruin, TV On The Radio, etc Confirmed For Capitol Hill Block Party

capitol hill block party 2015

Capitol Hill Block Party has announced the first wave of performers confirmed for the 2015 edition, scheduled for July 24-26, 2015 in Seattle, WA. The lineup includes:

2015 PARTIAL LINEUP
RATATAT
TV On The Radio
The Kills
Toro Y Moi
Built to Spill
The Julie Ruin
Broods
Wye Oak
Flatbush Zombies
Jamie XX
Giraffage
Shabazz Palaces
DIIV
Com Truise
Deafheaven
Wet
Shannon And The Clams
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
The Flavr Blue
Sam Lachow
BADBADNOTGOOD
Lower Dens
Protomartyr
Daktyl
The Coathangers
Meatbodies
Chastity Belt
Ambassadeurs
Lost Lander
Kite String Tangle
The Wooden Sky
Smokey Brights
Industrial Revelation
Kinski
Crater
One Above None Below
Slow Bird
Zoolab

Fans will be able to enjoy a diverse lineup of local and national musical acts across three days and five stages. Three-day passes are available for $99 through April 2; for $125 between April 3 and July 4; and for $150 beginning July 5. VIP tickets will also be available for $250 and will include limited edition apparel, access to the outdoor VIP beer garden with hosted snacks and beverages, a CHBP poster, and gifts from the sponsors.

The full musical lineup and single day pass prices and availability will be announced in early June. Details regarding the visual arts program, creative installations, digital activities and more will be announced at a later date.

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Built To Spill Streaming “Never Be The Same”

Built To Spill

Built To Spill

Built To Spill is streaming “Never Be The Same”, off their upcoming eighth studio album Untethered Moon, out April 18, 2015 via Warner Bros Records and exclusively for Record Store Day. A very limited-edition quantity of Untethered Moon will be pressed on transparent blue vinyl and will be randomly distributed into the initial run of pressings. The CD and digital versions will be released on April 21st. They have announced touring plans, which can be found here. Stream it below.

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Built To Spill Announce Upcoming Spring Headlining Tour

 

Built To Spill

Built To Spill

Built To Spill have announced a spring headlining tour in support of their eighth studio album Untethered Moon, out April 18, 2015 via Warner Bros. Records.

A very limited-edition quantity of Untethered Moon will be pressed on transparent blue vinyl and will be randomly distributed into the initial run of pressings. The CD and digital editions will be released on April 21, 2015. All pre-orders include an instant download of the album track “Living Zoo.”

built to spill untethered moon

As previous mentioned, Untethered Moon is the first Built To Spill album recorded with new band members Steve Gere (drums) and Jason Albertini (bass), who join vocalist/guitarist Doug Martsch. Untethered Moon was produced by Martsch and Sam Coomes (from the band Quasi).

Brett Netson and Snakes

Brett Netson and Snakes

Built To Spill will continue to tour as the three-guitar army that they have always been with Jim Roth and Brent Netson filling out the line-up. Netson also has a new release of his own titled, Scavenger Cult, credited to Bret Netson & Snakes, out March 24, 2015

Built to Spill’s upcoming tour dates:
Mar 27: Treefort Music Fest – Boise, ID
Apr 10: Cellar Door – Visalia, CA
Apr 11: SLO Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA
Apr 12: Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
Apr 13: SOhO – Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 14: Irenic – San Diego, CA
Apr 15: Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA (w/ Brand New)
Apr 16: Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
Apr 17: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 18: Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 19: Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
Apr 20: The Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV
May 09: Shaky Knees Music Fest – Atlanta, GA

NEW Headlining dates:
May 10: Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
May 11: Music Farm – Charleston, SC
May 12: Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
May 13: Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 14: The State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
May 15: The Social – Orlando, FL
May 16: Sidebar Theater – Tallahassee, FL
May 17: Howlin’ Wolf – New Orleans, LA
May 18: Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
May 19: Stubbs BBQ – Austin, TX
May 20: Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
May 21: ACM Performance Lab @ UCO – Oklahoma City, OK
May 22: The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
May 23: Slowdown – Omaha, NE
May 24: Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
May 26: High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
May 27: The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
May 28: St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
May 30: Metro – Chicago, IL
May 31: Founders Brewing Co. – Grand Rapids, MI

Supporting Death Cab For Cutie:
Jul 08: Edgewater Amphitheater – Troutdale, OR
Jul 09: Les Schwab Amphitheatre – Bend, OR
Jul 11: Greek Theatre Berkeley – Berkeley, CA

Brett Netson & Snakes on Bandcamp

Record Store Day – The Hard Music Selections

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Warner Bros. Records is an official sponsor of Record Store Day and has announced its annual participation featuring a series of vinyl albums and singles exclusively available on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Ghost Cult has weeded through the list of titles and highlighted ones that may attract your interest. As always, we are excited to reveal our very special, limited-edition, Record Store Day exclusives. Descriptions of our highly coveted sonic delights are as follows:

Built To Spill: Untethered Moon – Album on Transparent Blue or Black Vinyl.
Transparent Blue Limited to 500 copies
Untethered Moon is the first Built To Spill album recorded with new band members Steve Gere (drums) and Jason Albertini (bass), who join guitarist/vocalist Doug Martsch. BTS’s creative process continues to ebb, flow and evolve in its own orbit, reemerging on record for the first time since 2009’s There Is No Enemy with ten new songs that fit at once into the band’s resonant catalog while infusing fresh energy into that signature sound. The transparent blue vinyl will be randomly distributed into the initial run of pressings. This is the first chance to buy Untethered Moon just for RSD as the CD and digital editions will be released on April 21st.

Mastodon: Atlanta – 12″ Vinyl Picture Disc
Limited to 3500 copies
The mighty Mastodon lavishly present “Atlanta”,previously available online only via Adult Swim’s Single Series. Now available on full-sized, eye-popping picture disc featuring the stunning artwork by Mastodon’s Brent Hinds. “Atlanta” features vocals from Gibby Haynes from Butthole Surfers. Side-B is an instrumental version of “Atlanta.” exclusive to this release. As previously announced, Don’t miss Mastodon on tour this spring as part of THE MISSING LINK TOUR with Clutch, Graveyard and Big Business

The Prodigy: Ibiza – Glow In The Dark 7″ Vinyl Single
Limited to 2,000 copies
The Prodigy are back! This limited edition Record Store Day Exclusive package includesa non-album instrumental release of “Ibiza” and the single “Ibiza” feat. Sleaford Mods from The Prodigy’s forthcoming 6th studio album The Day Is My Enemy, to be released in the U.S. on March 30th, 2015 via Three Six Zero Music/Warner Bros. Records.
Tracks: Side A – “Ibiza” feat. Sleaford Mods. Side B – “Ibiza” (non-album exclusive)

Robert Plant: More Roar – Black Vinyl 10″ EP
Limited to 10,000 copies
Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records releases three tracks recorded live during Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters World Tour 2014: Side A is “Turn It Up” / “Arbaden” and side B is “Poor Howard” and “Whole Lotta Love (Medley)”

The Used: Shallow Believer – Royal Blue Colored Vinyl Album
Limited to 3000 copies
Shallow Believer is a compilation of B-sides from the band’s first three studio albums, recorded between 2001-2007. Released digitally in 2008, the album peaked at #13 on the iTunes albums chart. This is the album’s first ever physical release.

Built To Spill Releasing Untethered Moon Vinyl For Record Store Day

built to spill untethered moon

Built To Spill is releasing their eighth studio album titled Untethered Moon on April 21, 2015 via Warner Brothers. Fans of vinyl will get to hear the album on April 18, 2015 in honor of Record Store Day at all good Independent Record Stores. A very limited edition quantity of Untethered Moon will be pressed on transparent blue vinyl and will be randomly distributed into the initial run of pressings.

Untethered Moon is the first Built To Spill album recorded with new band members Steve Gere (drums) and Jason Albertini (bass), who join vocalist/guitarist Doug Martsch with guitarists Brett Netson and Jim Roth. Untethered Moon was produced by Martsch and Sam Coomes. One half of Quasi, Coomes, is also a session musician who has performed on albums by Sleater-Kinney and Elliot Smith and appeared on every Built To Spill album after the band’s 1997 major-label debut, Perfect From Now On.

The track-listing for Untethered Moon is as follows:

[Vinyl Side One]
All Our Songs
Living Zoo
On The Way
Some Other Song
Never Be The Same

[Vinyl Side Two]
C.R.E.B.
Another Day
Horizon To Cliff
So
When I’m Blind

Built To Spill have also confirmed tour dates which include this year’s Coachella Arts and Music Festival in Indio, CA. Please see below for all confirmed tour dates.

Built to Spill’s upcoming tour dates:

Mar 27: Treefort Music Fest – Boise, ID
Apr 10: Cellar Door – Visalia, CA
Apr 11: SLO Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA
Apr 12: Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
Apr 13: SOhO – Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 14: Irenic – San Diego, CA
Apr 15: Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA (supporting Brand New)
Apr 16: Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
Apr 17: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 18: Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 19: Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
Apr 20: The Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV
May 09: Shaky Knees Music Fest – Atlanta, GA
Jul 08: Edgefield Amphitheater – Troutdale, OR (supporting Death Cab For Cutie)
Jul 09: Les Schwab Amphitheatre – Bend, OR (supporting Death Cab For Cutie)
Jul 11: Greek Theatre Berkeley – Berkeley, CA (supporting Death Cab For Cutie)

Circa Survive Confirmed For Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2015

Circa Survive

Circa Survive

Circa Survive will be performing on the Sunday (April 12/19, 2015) of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2015’s two consecutive weekends, alongside Drake, Florence and the Machine, Brand New, Jenny Lewis, Built To Spill, Touche Amore, Joyce Manor and more.

They are currently touring behind their new album Descensus, out now via Sumerian Records, and was produced, engineered, and mixed by Will Yip of Studio 4.

Circa Survive is Anthony Green (vocals), Colin Frangicetto (guitar), Brendan Ekstrom (guitar), Nick Beard (bass), Steve Clifford (drums).

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