Vinnie Caruana (I Am The Avalanche/The Movielife) has signed a solo artist deal with Equal Vision Records and is recording his debut solo album with producer Brett “The Ratt” Romnes (I Am The Avalanche, Anthony Raneri) at The Barber Shop Studios in Lake Hopatcong, NJ.
He also has a string of upcoming solo live dates:
Dec 27: Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ Jan 23: Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY (with I Am The Avalanche)
Day 2 of Wrecking Ball didn’t start until after 1 PM, so people had ample chance to recover in spite of the after parties. The early day belonged to bands on the outdoor Music Park Stage and the Heaven Stage. Early bands such as Yuck, and and Basement woke kids out of their stupors. Fans who showed up early got a treat seeing Mutoid Man’sStephen Brodsky pull double duty later on with legends Cave In. Another highly anticipated group was the return of Glassjaw in only their second show back in action. They really brought it back with their set chock full of hits. Other early bands of note included Girlpool, the excellent Appleseed Cast, and screamo legends Thrice. Later on Desparecidos and American Nightmare brought the swelling crowds at witnessing their respective sets to their knees. American Nightmare in particular has been killing it live and tonight was no exception. Finally Coheed And Cambria closed the night in epic fashion. Wrecking Ball, we are already looking forward to next year. Thanks again to Boston Chuck Photograpyfor the great shots from a packed photo pit!
The crowd outside Wrecking Ball, by Boston Chuck Photography
With destination concert events being the next big thing, every city is trying to come up with an even to put them on the map. Atlanta has pulled off an impressive start with the first annual Wrecking Ball at the venerable Masquerade venue. Judging by the success with the lineup and the response from the crowd, we have every reason to believe this fest will be a round for years to come. Even though if you Google the fests name, you still get that silly girl Miley and her video, the fest unironically had their own wrecking ball too, with people doing the Miley pose in jest. And the bands on day one wrecked the stage and had fans from all over wrecking their bodies in the Atlanta summer heat to the mostly punk rock extravaganza. Descendents may be long time veterans of the scene, but they performed with more energy than most bands half their age. Judge brought the old-school beatdown sensability. The heady minds in Failure were an anomaly on the bill, but a welcome one that added to the diversity of it. Their new album The Heart Is A Monster (InResidence) is killer. Back to the punk side of things Modern Life is War, The Get Up Kids, TheMovieLife, SamIAm, and Title Fight all brought it big time. Pianos Become The Teeth is another band that had their own crowd on hand for this show. The outdoor stage added a real specialness to this event, and those bands seemed to really relish the true fest feels. Shot here for Ghost Cult by Boston Chuck Photography, day one of Wrecking Ball more than set the tone for the rest of the weekend. Day 2 coverage coming soon!
Descendents, by Boston Chuck Photography
Failure, by Boston Chuck Photography
Judge, by Boston Chuck Photography
Modern Life Is War, by Boston Chuck Photography
Pianos Become The Teeth, by Boston Chuck Photography
The Chicago Riot Fest 2015 will be happening on September 11-13, 2015 at Douglas Park. More artists are expected to be announced, including one more headliner who has yet to be announced.
No Doubt Faith No More Iggy Pop Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle) Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Motörhead Rancid (performing …And Out Come The Wolves) Tenacious D Billy Idol Ice Cube & Special Guests (performing Straight Outta Compton Remix) Alkaline Trio Coheed And Cambria Taking Back Sunday Rodrigo y Gabriela Drive Like Jehu Merle Haggard Flogging Molly Slightly Stoopid L7 Alexisonfire Thrice The Dirty Heads Stephen “Ragga” Marley The Academy Is… (performing “Almost Here“) The Lawrence Arms Kongos Cypress Hill Echo & The Bunnymen Bootsy Collin’s Rubber Band The Devil Wears Prada Yelawolf Pennywise The Airborne Toxic Event Manchester Orchestra Eagles Of Death Metal Anthrax De La Soul The Damned Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness New Politics Mayday Parade Jimmy Cliff Against Me! Babes In Toyland Ok Go Bayside Mest Andrew W.K. Desaparecidos The Joy Formidable The Dead Milkmen Atreyu Fidlar Millencolin American Nightmare Swervedriver Lee Scratch Perry Gwar Less Than Jake The Expendables Living Colour The Thurston Moore Band Morgan Heritage Lifetime Benjamin Booker Fishbone Death Doomtree Hum Tarrus Riley Mariachi El Bronx Civ Joyce Manor Every Time I Die The Movielife The Dwarves (performing “Blood Guts And Pussy“) Tommy Stinson Steve Ignorante & Paranoid Visions Real Friends The Dear Hunter Kevin Devine Mustard Plug The Ataris Jo Mersa Into It. Over It. Alvvays The White Buffalo Black-Am-I Skip Marley Knuckle Puck Post Mallone With FKI Jazz Cartier Marmozets Modern Life Is War Fit For Rivals Barb Wire Dolls The Coathangers Flatfoot 56 Teenage Bottlerocket Prayers CHON Counterpunch Have Mercy Speedy Ortiz Superheaven White Mystery Foxing Direct Hit! Main Attrakionz Ground Up Skinny Lister Beach Slang Cayetana Alex Wiley Heems Dirty Fences Blis Sleep On It The Brokedowns Meat Wave Psalm One Northern Faces Dreamers Souvenirs Elway Indian Handcrafts Skating Polly Signals Midwest Modern Chemistry Faulkner Pears Gateway Drugs Tasha The Amazon Foxtrott Twin River Clowns Indian School Die Selloutz The Municipal Drainage Project Special performances will also be made by The Rock-Afire Explosion and the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue.
CHICAGO: FIRST WAVE of lineup announcements for Riot Fest & Carnival are here!TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!…
Brian Marquis is streaming his I Miss the 90s EP, out now via Equal Vision Records. The EP is comprised of five covers of 90s favorites and features guest vocals by Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife, I Am the Avalanche), Will Noon (fun., Straylight Run) on drums, Julio Tavarez (The Black and The White, As Tall As Lions) on bass, and Doug Grean (ex-Scott Weiland, The Terpsichords) on piano/keyboards.
TRACKLISTING 01: Say It Ain’t So (originally by Weezer) 02: Rooster (originally by Alice in Chains) 03: Shadowboxer (originally by Fiona Apple) 04: High and Dry (originally by Radiohead) 05: Something in the Way (originally by Nirvana)
This Summer, Marquis will perform daily and run production on the Acoustic Basement Stage on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour for the fourth consecutive year – a stage that he founded in 2011 under the guidance of Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman.
TOUR DATES Level and The Square w/Brian Marquis May 27: Viper Room – Hollywood, CA (EP RELEASE SHOW)
2015 Warped Tour Dates Jun 19: Pomona Fairplex – Pomona, CA Jun 20: Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA Jun 21: Seaside Park at Ventura County Fairgrounds – Ventura, CA Jun 23: Quail Run Park – Mesa AZ Jun 24: Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM Jun 25: Remington Park – Oklahoma City, OK Jun 26: NRG Park Main St. Yellow Lot – Houston, TX Jun 27: Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX Jun 28: AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX Jul 01: Tennessee State Fairgrounds – Nashville, TN Jul 02: Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA Jul 03: Vinoy Park – St.Petersburg, FL Jul 04: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – South Florida Fairgrounds – Miami, FL Jul 05: Tinker Field – Orlando, FL Jul 06: Morocco Shrine Auditorium And Grounds – Jacksonville, FL Jul 07: PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC Jul 08: Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA Jul 09: First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA Jul 10: Susquehanna Bank Center – Philadelphia, PA Jul 11: Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre – New York, NY Jul 12: Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT Jul 14: Xfinity Center – Boston, MA Jul 15: Darien Lake PAC – Buffalo, NY Jul 16: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH Jul 17: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON Jul 18: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD Jul 19: PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ Jul 21: The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA Jul 23: Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH Jul 24: The Palace of Auburn Hills Parking Lot – Detroit, MI Jul 25: First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Chicago, IL Jul 26: Canterbury Park – Minneapolis, MN Jul 27: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO Jul 28: Marcus Amphitheatre – Milwaukee, WI Jul 29: Klipsch Music Center – Indianapolis, IN Jul 30: Cricket Wireless Amphitheater – Kansas City, KS Aug 01: Utah State Fairpark – Salt Lake City, UT Aug 02: Pepsi Center Parking Lot – Denver, CO Aug 05: Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot – San Diego, CA Aug 07: Portland Expo Center – Portland, OR Aug 08: White River Amphitheater – Seattle, WA
The Wrecking Ball ATL has announced their lineup, taking place on August 8-9, 2015 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA.
Coheed And Cambria Descendents Thrice Desaparecidos Glassjaw The Get Up Kids American Nightmare The Lawrence Arms The Movielife Title Fight Judge Basement Samiam Braid Yuck The Appleseed Cast Modern Life Is War Cave In Knapsack Blacklisted Pianos Become The Teeth Frankie Cosmos The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die Small Brown Bike Their/They’re/There You Blew It! Foundation Girlpool Old Gray The Coathangers Make Do And Mend Beach Slang Cayetana Brick + Mortar Criminal Instict Superheaven Pet Symmetry Somos Mutoid Man Sorority Noise Bellows Adventures Microwave Big Jesus The Weaks Told Sland Spraynard Petal Slingshot Dakota Free Throw Blis. Halfling West Point Northbound