September 28th 2018 New Music Releases

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The Primals – All Love Is True Love

The opening discordant, overdriven stabs of ‘Hello Cruel World’ set the tone for The Primals debut album All Love Is True Love (Southern Lord), a tone that summons the spirit of the fuzziest, poppiest and dirtiest moments of Nirvana’s In Utero (Geffen) jamming with The Pixies and that is every bit as gorgeously sincere as that sounds. So it may come as a surprise to learn that this grunged explosion comes courtesy of John Henry of Metalcore savages Darkest Hour, accompanied by Chad Fjerstad (Dead To Fall) and Andrew Black (The Explosion), a project you’d, like me, have been forgiven to have expected to be churning something more crusty or Hardcore based. Continue reading

Remembering David Bowie

We should start with a statement of the obvious. David Bowie will never be forgotten. However, as we approach the one-year anniversary of his passing, it seems like an entirely apposite moment to pause for a moment. To reflect and consider in our ADHD, always on culture about the power, influence, and imagination of The Thin White Duke. Continue reading

Worshipper – Shadow Hymns

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From Aerosmith, The Cars, Dropkick Murphys to Extreme, Pixies and those blokes that sung ‘More Than a Feeling’, Boston has a rich history of producing rock bands and now we can add Worshipper (Tee Pee Records) to that list. Continue reading

Rancid, Motorhead, Anthrax, Testament, etc Confirmed For 2015 Riot Fest Denver

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The 2015 Denver Riot Fest will be held at the National Western Complex on August 28-30, 2015, and the first lineup announcement has been released. A second announcement with two more headlining acts and additional acts are pending.

Modest Mouse
Pixies
Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle)
Iggy Pop
Tenacious D
Ice Cube & Special Guests (performing Straight Outta Compton Remix)
Run DMC
Rancid (performing …And Out Come The Wolves)
Motörhead
Flogging Molly
Coheed And Cambria
Drive Like Jehu
L7
Explosions In The Sky
Kongos
Cypress Hill
Alkaline Trio
Thrice
Cold War Kids
The Airborne Toxic Event
Iration
Bootsy Collins’ Rubber Band
Yelawolf
Babes In Toyland
Anthrax
The Damned
Eagles Of Death Metal
The Might Might Bosstones
GZA
Ok Go
De La Soul
Testament
Desaparecidos
The Dead Milkmen
Nada Surf
The Lawrence Arms
Reverent Horton Heat
Andrew W.K.
Gwar
The Black Lips
The Get Up Kids
American Nightmare
Bayside
Swervedriver
Millencolin
The Vandals
Less Than Jake
The Joy Formidaable
Doomtree
Cloud Cult
7 Seconds
OFF!
Benjamin Booker
Joyce Manor
The White Buffalo
Post Malone With FKI
Jazz Cartier
Teenage Bottlerocket
The Bunny Gang
Speedy Ortiz
Pup
Beach Slang
The Hotelier
Prayers
Fit For Rivals
Direct Hit!
The Moth & The Flame
Elway
Main Attrakionz
Cayetana
Broadway Calls
White Mystery
Skating Polly
Souvenirs
Northern Faces
Dreamers
Pears
Meat Wave
Rozwell Kid
Sleep On It
Faulkner
Gateway Drugs
Daye Jack
Indian School
The ‘Rock-afire explosion and ‘Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue‘ will also be making special appearances.

DENVER: FIRST WAVE of lineup announcements for Riot Fest & Rodeo are here! More headliners and bands to be announced…

Posted by Riot Fest on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Linkin Park, System Of A Down, The Offspring, Slayer, Deftones, etc Confirmed For Amnesia Rockfest 2015

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The 10th edition of Amnesia Rockfest has announced Linkin Park and System of a Down will be headlining the Friday and Saturday nights of the event respectively. Tim Armstrong (Rancid) and Fat Mike (NOFX) are curators of the 10th anniversary edition.

The Offspring will be doing their album Americana in its entirety; Deftones performing their Around The Fur album in its entirety; and Rancid will be doing their And Out Come The Wolves set.

Some of this year’s new features include having several comedians such as Tom Green, Steve-O from Jackass (first Quebec appearance in 10 years, since the 2004 riot at the Metropolis) and Mike Ward. Several other surprises and secret performances are in store for festival-goers.

The rest of the lineup consists of:

Linkin Park (Headline Friday Night)
System Of A Down (Headline Saturday Night)
The Offspring (performing Americana album)
Slayer
Snoop Dogg
Rob Zombie
Tenacious D (featuring Jack Black – first Quebec appearance)
Pixies
Sublime with Rome
Deftones (performing Around The Fur)
Rancid (performing And Out Come The Wolves)
Bad Religion
Refused (reunion)
Bad Religion
Thrice (reunion)
Coheed And Cambria
Story Of The Year
Flogging Molly
Gogol Bordello
Propagandhi
Goldfinger
Less Than Jake
Good Riddance
Ten Foot Pole
The Bouncing Souls
Satanic Surfers (reunion)
Buzzcocks
Descendents
ALL
The Exploited
GBH
Michale Graves (of the Misfits)
Ministry
Skinny Puppy (first show since 1988)
Parkway Drive
Down
Fear Factory
Atreyu (reunion)
Carcass
Bolt Thrower (rare Canadian appearance)
The Melvins

Quebec Stage
Les Cowboys Frintgants
Banlieue Rouge (one night reunion)
Groovy Aardvark (one night reunion)
Subb (one night reunion)
MAP (one night reunion)
Penelope (one night reunion)
Blind Witness (one night reunion)
Bald Vulture (one night reunion)
Overbass (one night reunion)
Les Ékorchés (one night reunion)
Capitaine Révolte (one night reunion)
Mononc’ Serge
The Planet Smashers

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Mastodon, Mariachi El Bronx, Clutch, etc Confirmed For Shaky Knees Music Festival

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The 2015 Shaky Knees Music Festival will take place in Central Park in Atlanta, GA on May 8-10, 2015. Confirmed artists for the event include:

The Strokes
The Avett Brothers
Wilco
Pixies
Social Distortion
Ryan Adams
Noel Gallagher‘s High Flying Birds
Tame Impala
Brand New
Mastodon
Old Crow Medicine Show
Neutral Milk Hotel
Interpol
Flogging Molly
TV on the Radio
Manchester Orchestra
James Blake
Death From Above 1979
Milky Chance
Kaiser Chiefs
Dr. Dog
ZZ Ward
Spiritualized
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave
Panda Bear
American Football
Clutch
The Black Lips
Xavier Rudd
The Devil Makes Three
The Mountain Goats
Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls
The Kooks
Best Coast
Real Estate
Wavves
Built to Spill
The Both (Aimee Mann / Ted Leo )
Diamond Rugs
Mac DeMarco
Minus the Bear
Old 97s
The Heartless Bastards
Mariachi El Bronx
The Mowglis
Fidlar
Metz
The Bronx
Two Gallants
Tennis
Speedy Ortiz
The Whiskey Gentry
Fences
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Palma Violets
The Sheepdogs
Asgeir
Surfer Blood
Jukebox the Ghost
Haerts
Viet Cong
Strand of Oaks
Halsey
Steve Gunn
Field Report
Nikki Lane
Black Pistol Fire
Matthew E. White
Blank Range
& More To Be Announced