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Road Recovery

May 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Rock the Cause

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This week as part of our Rock the Cause series we’d like to salute Road Recovery:

“ROAD RECOVERY is dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience and knowledge.

With support from the mental health field, ROAD RECOVERY provides hands-on mentorship training, educational/performance workshops, peer-support networking, and “all access” to real-life opportunities by collaborating with young people to create and present live-concert events.

ROAD RECOVERY empowers young people of all backgrounds to face their struggles and helps them develop comprehensive life skills, guided by professionals and supported by a community of like-minded peers.”

There are several ways for people to get involved in this great cause, you can check them all out here.

Need more convincing?  How about a testimonial from Metallica’s James Hetfield, or maybe Iggy Pop?  Check out what a bunch of great musicians have to say here on the Road Recovery testimonial page.

For more info on Road Recovery check out:
Their Website
Visit them on MySpace
Visit them on Facebook

Special thanks to one our favorite concert photographers Alyssa Scheinson for recommending this great cause!  If you have a cause you’d  like to recommend please feel free to email us.

TWRY Band of the Week – Fallbrooke

May 31, 2009 by  
Filed under TWRY Band of the Week

FallbrookeFallbrooke is:
Eric McNeely – Vocals/guitar
Kevin Schwarz – Drums/vocals
Augusto Vega – Bass/vocals
Chris Gustin – Guitar/vocals

Please meet music’s best kept secret – Fallbrooke.  With their Twitter account sending subliminal messages to music fans touting them as “Your new favorite band”, they just might be!  Signed to RMR Music group their debut self-titled album hasn’t left my ‘pod since I received it.  It’s been awhile since I’ve been turned on to a great melodic rock band with the ability to pull off four part harmonies, the diversity to give me a little bit of everything on their album, and doing it in a way that keeps me coming back for more, so thanks Fallbrooke!

Stay tuned later this week for a recent interview we did with lead singer Eric but until then take a moment to check them out – they won’t disappoint.

Check out their video for their song “Losin It” (Paying homage to finding love on the internet!)
“Losin’ It” Official Video from Fallbrooke

Fallbrooke on MySpace
Fallbrooke Official Website
Fallbrooke on Facebook
Follow Fallbrook on Twitter

Purchase their album on iTunes:

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Chickenfoot

May 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Concert Reviews, New England Music

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The Middleast – Cambridge, MA
May 26, 2009

Rating: ★★★★★ 


Reviewed by:  Mary Ouellette

In preparation for their self-titled debut cd that drops on June 9th, the red-headed stepchild of all supergroups known simply as Chickenfoot (Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith) packed it up and hit the road for a test drive.  Booking a nine show run and  playing their new songs live for the first time in some of the smallest venues in each city; it was an intimate event and not an easy ticket to get.
Seeing the four rock superstars crammed on the modest stage at The Middleast was quite a sight to behold.  Hagar’s first words to the crowd were “My hotel room is bigger than this place, and you’re all invited there after the show!” Clearly enjoying themselves the band reeled through their album track by track with some of the best sound I’ve ever heard in that club.  Of course it should be mentioned that the band brought their own board – they don’t eff around!

From “Avenida Revolution” to “Soap on a Rope” you’d never know that this album hasn’t even been released yet.  The first few rows kept up with Sammy line for line, that’s some serious dedication.  While Sammy’s big personality is hard to contain, he definitely let guitar god Joe Satriani take center stage a time or two to play his guitar solos with his…mouth.  (Show-off!)  Sadly, Chad Smith was tucked a bit in the back but he kept reminding everyone he was there with his one-liners between songs.  Michael Anthony made his presence known as well and all in all their personalities seemed to balance each other out and more importantly they genuinely looked like they were having fun!  I guess with a name like Chickenfoot you have to have a good sense of humor.

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Sammy Hagar & Chickenfoot Live

Making their way through the entire cd, some of the highlights came towards the end of the night with “The Future’s in the Past” which served as the last Chickenfoot song of the evening and definitely my favorite.  That was the pre-curser to Sammy’s “Bad Motor Scooter” and a cover of Deep Purple’s “Highway Star” that wrapped up the night.

The band was oozing a party vibe throughout the entire show and there wasn’t much down time.  Hagar was hanging from the rafters and high fiving any hand within reaching distance.  I guess you’re never too old to rock, if you’ve got it, you’ve got it…and I think that everyone who walked out of that sweaty mess of a show that night wanted to do it all over again!

For more info on the band:  http://www.chickenfoot.us/

Want to hold a listening party for Mars Volta?

May 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

The Mars Volta has announced plans to have 10-15 fans to host exclusive listenings in their homes for the band’s new album, Octahedron in advance of its June 23 release on Warner Bros.

Fans must submit an entry vying to host one of the listening parties. Entries can be submitted in any form from youtube videos, illustrations, writings, to anything that expresses why the entrant deserves to be a “Host.” “Official Hosts” will have their party pics posted on The Mars Volta’s website (thebedlam.net). One host and a guest will also be awarded a chance to see The Mars Volta perform anywhere in the US. Entries must be submitted by June 3rd to OctahedronParty@gmail.com

Mars Volta fans in southern California will also have a shot at hearing some of the new material early when the band plays the Majestic Ventura Theater on June 9. Tickets to the one-off performance will go on sale Saturday, May 30 at 11 a.m.

In the meantime, the band has provided this link containing two new tracks off their upcoming release:

http://www.intotheoctahedron.com/

For a full rundown of The Mars Volta confirmed live dates, see thebedlam.net.

Steve Vai to release Naked Tracks Box Set

May 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

Steve Vai is set to release his famed Naked Tracks on CD for the first time. Previously only sold on www.vai.com and iTunes as downloads only, Vai wanted to give his fans and players of all ages something special – An excellent practice tool for any guitarist. “Through the years, whenever I would mix my records I would usually do a mix of specific songs without the lead guitar. This allowed me to play along with the track or make loops to jam to, and because I figured perhaps someday maybe others would like to do the same,” explains Vai. “Voila! We have arrived at someday!”

Naked Tracks is housed in a special limited edition digi-pack box set. This series of play-along CDs is designed to help create an atmosphere of focus so you can shred yourself into a personally-induced inspirational nirvana. Included in the set are 5 CD’s featuring backing tracks from the following albums:

• Passion And Warfare

• Sex & Religion

• Alien Love Secrets

• Fire Garden

• The Ultra Zone

• Alive In An Ultra World

• Real Illusions: Reflections

For more information click on www.vai.com or call the Guitar Center nearest you and find out your stores date of arrival for the Naked Tracks box-set! For outside of the USA go to your nearest retail store or if you want it NOW download the full version from www.vai.com or iTunes.

Manchester Orchestra Premieres “I Can Feel A Hot One” Video

May 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

Manchester Orchestra and Favorite Gentlemen are proud to present “I Can Feel A Hot One” on Paste Magazine.

Exhausted? Dead? Dreaming? Many questions arise as we find our hero collapsed in the woods. She is transported to an ethereal plane where all is beautiful. Yet the angelic beauty of her surroundings can not outweigh her pain that has followed her. Ultimately she is driven her to make the ultimate sacrifice that could lead to her demise or take her deeper into this new found consciousness.

The full-album series concept was conceived by the Emmy Award winning directing team of Clay Lipsky and Jason Bognacki of Destroy Rock Music Inc., whom also directed “I Can Barely Breathe” from the band’s debut I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child.

Lipsky notes that the vision behind the videos are to “create a cinematic collage of decaying film and lost memories intertwined with a loose narrative about a young woman on a surreal journey to find what she is missing.” The videos to follow will continue to discover the many layers hiding within the new record.

Check out the previous chapters here:

“The Only One” on Absolute Punk

“Shake It Out” on SPIN

“I’ve Got Friends” on MySpace

“Pride” on Spinner

“In My Teeth” on Amazon

“100 Dollars” on MTV2 Subterranean

http://www.themanchesterorchestra.com

http://www.myspace.com/manchesterorchestra

All Time Low announce tour with We the Kings and headlining Warped Tour Dates

May 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Tour Dates & News

All Time Low has just confirmed a string of dates on the Main Stage of this summer’s Vans Warped Tour. The band will be touring in support of their highly anticipated forthcoming release, Nothing Personal, in stores July 7th. Having just recently finished a tour with Fall Out Boy, the Maryland foursome will be jumping on Warped Tour in Oceanport, NJ, and staying on it until the end in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to these dates, they will do a short headlining tour with We The Kings and Cartel, hitting several cities on the east coast.

Tour dates with We The Kings, Cartel, & Days Difference:

7/09/09 Richmond, VA – The National

7/10/09 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

7/11/09 Towson, MD – Towson Center – Towson University

7/12/09 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance

7/13/09 Wantagh, NY – The Bay Stage @ Jones Beach

7/15/09 Toronto, ON – Kool Haus

7/16/09 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland

7/17/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Riverplex Amphitheatre

7/18/09 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Café

All Time Low Warped Tour dates:

7/19/09 Oceanport, NJ – Monmouth Park Racetrack

7/21/09 Boston, MA – Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts

7/22/09 Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

7/23/09 Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

7/24/09 Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds

7/25/09 Miami, FL – Cruzan Amphitheater

7/26/09 Tampa, FL – Vinoy Park

7/28/09 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheater

7/29/09 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

7/30/09 Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater

7/31/09 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park

8/01/09 Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

8/02/09 Minneapolis, MN – Canterbury Park

8/03/09 St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

8/04/09 Kansas City, MO – Sandstone Amphitheater

8/07/09 Boise, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater

8/08/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairgrounds

8/09/09 Denver, CO – Invesco Field

8/12/09 Calgary, AB – Race City Speedway

8/14/09 Vancouver, BC – Thunderbird Stadium

8/15/09 Seattle, WA – Gorge Amphitheater

8/16/09 Portland, OR – Washington County Fairgrounds

8/19/09 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center

8/20/09 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater

8/21/09 Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater

8/22/09 San Diego, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

8/23/09 Los Angeles, CA – Home Depot Center

311 Streams New Album on MySpace & tour news

311  unleashes Uplifter, their first new album in three years on June 2nd through Volcano/JIVE Records. In addition to a pre-order which automatically enters you into a contest to win an autographed guitar, side-stage tickets and other great prize packs, the band is streaming the entire album on their MySpace page through the end of today, giving a sneak peek to fans who simply can not wait that long!  Be sure to also check out 311’s new video for “Hey You,” directed by Joe Lynch (Pete Yorn, Godhead).

Known road warriors, 311 will also mesmerize audiences nationwide on their annual Summer Unity Tour which kicks off on 6/3 in Bakersfield, CA.  Support acts on the past five Unity Tours have included Snoop Dogg, The Roots, Papa Roach, The Wailers, O.A.R. and Matisyahu.  This year their featured supporting act is Ziggy Marley!  311’s celebratory live shows & incessant touring schedule have earned them a massive grassroots following nationwide. Since its inception in 2004, 311’s annual summer headlining amphitheatre run, Unity Tour, has become one of the largest annual modern rock tours each summer.

311 SUMMER UNITY TOUR w/ Ziggy Marley & The Expendables:

6/3  Bakersfield, CA @ Majestic Fox Theatre

6/5  Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl

6/7  Eugene, WA @ Cuthbert Ampitheatre

6/8  Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theatre

6/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana Amphitheatre

6/12 Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

6/14 Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion

6/16 Cleveland, OH @ Time Warner Amphitheatre

6/17 Columbus, OH @ Lifestyles Communities Pavilion

6/19 Detroit, MI @ Freedom Hill

6/20 Cincinatti, OH @ Riverbend Amphitheatre

6/21 Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawns

6/23 Saratoga, NY @ SPAC

6/24 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center

6/25 New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage

6/27 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Art Center

6/28 Washington DC @ Nissan Pavilion

6/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Penns Landing

7/1  Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/3  Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/4  Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre

7/5  Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

7/7  St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Amphitheatre

7/10 Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre

7/11 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

7/12 Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Pop Evil – Featured Band of the Week

May 27, 2009 by  
Filed under TWRY Band of the Week

popevilPop Evil is:
Leigh Kakaty (vocals)
Dylan Allison (drums)
Dave Grahs (guitar)
Tony Greve (guitar)
Matt DiRito (bass)

Pop Evil has signed with Universal Republic Records and will be re-releasing their 2008 acclaimed indie album Lipstick On A Mirror, on May 26th.  The album will be re-mixed and re-mastered, with a brand new song, “Rolling Stone,” and a riveting acoustic rendition of their signature song “100 In A 55,” which is already gaining traction online and via radio’s underground radar even before its officially release to multiple radio formats.

In support of the re-release, Pop Evil will sweep the nation on a two month long tour supporting Judas Priest and Whitesnake beginning July 5th in Wallingford, CT.

Make sure you check out the rerelease of Pop Evil’s Lipstick on the Mirror on iTunes. Click here to purchase directly from iTunes

Tour Dates:
Jul. 05 – Chevrolet Theatre – Wallingford, CT
Jul. 07 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Jul. 08 – CMAC – Canandaigua, NY
Jul. 09 – Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
Jul. 11 – PNC Banks Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Jul. 12 – Nikon At Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
Jul. 15 – DTE Energy Music Theater – Clarkston, MI
Jul. 19 – Charter One Pavilion – Chicago, IL
Jul. 21 – PNC Pavilion (Riverbend Music) – Cincinnati, OH
Jul. 22 – Nashville Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Jul. 25 – Freeman Coliseum – San Antonio, TX
Jul. 26 – Concrete Street Amphitheatre – Corpus Christi, TX
Jul. 31 – Sleep Train Pavilion – Concord, CA
Aug. 01 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre – Marysville, CA
Aug. 02 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Universal City, CA
Aug. 04 – SDSU Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA
Aug. 05 – Pacific Amphitheatre – Oc Fair – Costa Mesa, CA
Aug. 07 – Dodge Theater – Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 08 – Thomas & Mack Center – Las Vegas, NV
Aug. 11 – Red Rock Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
Aug. 13 – Nokia Live Theater – Grand Prairie, TX
Aug. 15 – St Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
Aug. 16 – St. Pete Times Forum – Tampa, FL
Aug. 22 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD

Extras:

Enter the Pop Evil Guitar Giveaway contest for a chance to win a Dean Z-X electric guitar signed by the band. Click here to enter.

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Les Claypool heads out on tour

May 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

Les Claypool is taking over the northern hemisphere as his summer tour started today May 26th in Charlotte, NC. This is the 2nd
leg of his year-long tour in support of his critically acclaimed latest masterpiece OF FUNGI AND FOE out now on Prawn Song Records.

LES CLAYPOOL
SUMMER TOUR DATES:

May

26        Charlotte, NC              Neighborhood Theatre

27        Asheville, NC               Orange Peel

28        Hilton Head, SC           Shoreline Ballroom

30        Pompano Beach, FL    Pompano BeachAmphitheater                     w/Matisyahu

31        Orlando, FL                  House of Blues                                                w/ Matisyahu

June

1         St. Petersburg, FL          Jannus Landing                                              w/ Matisyahu

2         Atlanta, GA                 Tabernacle                                                     w/ Matisyahu

4         Memphis, TN                Minglewood Hall                                            w/ Matisyahu

5         Ozark, AR                    Wakarusa

7         Dallas, TX                     The Palladium                                                 w/ Matisyahu

8         Houston, TX                  House of Blues                                                w/ Matisyahu

9         Austin, TX                     Austin Music Hall                                             w/ Matisyahu

11        Albuquerque, NM        Sunshine Theatre

12        Tempe, AZ                    The Marquee

13        Ventura, CA                Ventura Theatre

19        Sacramento, CA         The Grove @ Radisson Hotel

20        San Francisco, CA       The Warfield

21        Medford, OR                Britt Pavilion

23        Boise, ID                       Knitting Factory

24        Spokane, WA              Knitting Factory

25        Vancouver, BC            Commodore

27        Edmonton, AB             Event Center

28        Calgary, AB                 MacEwan Hall

30        Winnipeg, MB              Burton Cummings

July

1         Fargo, ND                    The Venue

4         Rothbury, MI                Rothbury

5         Indianapolis, IN           The Vogue

6         Nashville, TN                War MemorialAuditorium

7         Knoxville, TN                Bijou Theater

9         Norfolk, VA                  Norva

10        Masontown, WV          All Good Fest

11        Poughkeepsie, NY       The Chance

12        Burlington, VT               Higher Ground

17        Atlantic City, NJ           House of Blues

For more
information go to www.lesclaypool.com or www.myspace.com/thereallesclaypool

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