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Contest: Win An Arctic Monkeys “Suck It And See” Prize Pack!

May 31, 2011 by  
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It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for a new release from Arctic Monkeys but the wait is almost over!  Their new album Suck It And See will be released on June 7th!  Whee! Until then,  you can head over to the band’s website to preview the album track by track.

To celebrate the release we have an Arctic Monkeys Prize Pack to give away to one lucky winner!
The prize pack includes:
-The new album on LP
-A Copy of the UK Record Store Day Exclusive 7” Single for “Don’t Sit Down”
-A limited, hand numbered letterpress poster

To enter:  Email staff@theywillrockyou.com with the subject “Arctic Monkeys“.  Include your name, email address and mailing address.  On June 7th, the release date, we’ll pick one winner at random!

More about Suck It And See:
Suck It and See features 12 new Arctic Monkeys’ songs and was produced by James Ford at the legendary Sound City Studios in Los Angeles.  The album was engineered by James Brown and mixed by Craig Silvey.

The album will be available on CD, vinyl and via digital download.  The tracklisting for Suck It and See is as follows:

1.   She’s Thunderstorms
2.   Black Treacle
3.   Brick by Brick
4.   The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala
5.   Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
6.   Library Pictures
7.   All My Own Stunts
8.   Reckless Serenade
9.   Piledriver Waltz
10. Love is a Laserquest
11. Suck It and See
12. That’s Where You’re Wrong

Black Veil Brides Debut Video For “The Legacy”

May 31, 2011 by  
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Black Veil Brides debuted their new video today for “The Legacy”. Check it out below and let us know what you think!

Concert Gallery: Papa Roach at Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK

May 31, 2011 by  
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The 2011 Rocklahoma kicked off this holiday weekend on May 27-29.  The three day rock festival is now in its fifth year at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK.  Started as a call to arms for ‘80s rock, Rocklahoma has more recently extended its arms to embrace some newer rock acts as well, blending the generations for three days of “life, liberty and the pursuit of rock.”  And besides, who better to pave the way for the newer generation than the likes of Mötley Crüe, Poison and Whitesnake!

Over the three days the festival grounds boasted sets from the following:

Friday, May 27 – Whitesnake, Hinder, Skillet, Sick Puppies, All That Remains, My Darkest Days, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, Texas Hippie Coalition, New Medicine, Bad Things, Wildstreet, Loveblast, D’Molls, Alias, Blue Tiger, Firststryke, Chuck Cooley and the Demon Hammers, Signum A.D., Silverstone, Return to Custody

Saturday, May 28 – Staind, Sebastian Bach, Drowning Pool, Rev Theory, Cavo, Pop Evil, The Gracious Few, Hail the Villain, Taddy Porter, Electric Touch, Gypsy Pistoleros, Cutlass, Mock Star, Aura Surreal, Aska, Strikeforce, Siva Addiction, A Good Fight, Bait, Rocker Lips, Sweatin Bullets

Sunday, May 29 – Mötley Crüe, Poison, Papa Roach, Seether, Black Label Society, Saving Abel, Escape The Fate, Crooked X, Art Of Dying, One Less Reason, Bad Things, The Glitter Boys, Black Tora, New Cool World, Pretty Little Suicide, Diemonds, Brandon Clark Band, David Castro Band, Desi and Cody

To find out more about the festival past and present hit up their official website here.

TWRY’s Ilya Mirman was on hand to capture it all and we’ll be bringing you his live photos and video interviews from many artists all week.  Here’s a set from Papa Roach!

Papa Roach
May 29, 2011
Rocklahoma
– Pryor, OK
Photos by: Ilya Mirman

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2012 Coachella Expands To Two Weekends

May 31, 2011 by  
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Hmmm….this is interesting. Coachella will now be held over two weekends. The same festival on two different dates? How do music fans feel about this?

The first event will be held April 13-15 and the second will be held April 20-22.  Tickets will be on sale starting June 3rd.

From the official website:

We’re excited to announce Coachella 2012 will be held over TWO WEEKENDS.

In an effort to try and accommodate everyone who wants to experience the festival, COACHELLA 2012 will be two separate events, held over two consecutive weekends. We will attempt to produce two identical festival weekends. That means same lineup, same art, same place, different people.

We know many of you were unable to attend this year’s festival because passes sold out much sooner than anticipated. We were truly surprised by the overwhelming response and remain honored by your passion and enthusiasm. We also know some of you purchased through non legitimate sources and were inconvenienced, gouged or totally scammed. We hope that these changes will give everyone the opportunity to purchase directly from Coachella.com.

Passes go on sale beginning this Friday, June 3rd, 2011, at 10am PST until the following Friday June 10th, 2011, at 10pm PST. This advance sale will be the only opportunity to take advantage of the Coachella Payment Plan. Passes will be available through a payment plan of 10% down and 8 equal monthly payments OR by payment in full. The price of three-day passes remains at $269 plus fees for the sixth consecutive year.

Concert Gallery: Poison at Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK

May 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Latest Photo Galleries

The 2011 Rocklahoma kicked off this holiday weekend on May 27-29.  The three day rock festival is now in its fifth year at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK.  Started as a call to arms for ‘80s rock, Rocklahoma has more recently extended its arms to embrace some newer rock acts as well, blending the generations for three days of “life, liberty and the pursuit of rock.”  And besides, who better to pave the way for the newer generation than the likes of Mötley Crüe, Poison and Whitesnake!

Over the three days the festival grounds boasted sets from the following:

Friday, May 27 – Whitesnake, Hinder, Skillet, Sick Puppies, All That Remains, My Darkest Days, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, Texas Hippie Coalition, New Medicine, Bad Things, Wildstreet, Loveblast, D’Molls, Alias, Blue Tiger, Firststryke, Chuck Cooley and the Demon Hammers, Signum A.D., Silverstone, Return to Custody

Saturday, May 28 – Staind, Sebastian Bach, Drowning Pool, Rev Theory, Cavo, Pop Evil, The Gracious Few, Hail the Villain, Taddy Porter, Electric Touch, Gypsy Pistoleros, Cutlass, Mock Star, Aura Surreal, Aska, Strikeforce, Siva Addiction, A Good Fight, Bait, Rocker Lips, Sweatin Bullets

Sunday, May 29 – Mötley Crüe, Poison, Papa Roach, Seether, Black Label Society, Saving Abel, Escape The Fate, Crooked X, Art Of Dying, One Less Reason, Bad Things, The Glitter Boys, Black Tora, New Cool World, Pretty Little Suicide, Diemonds, Brandon Clark Band, David Castro Band, Desi and Cody

To find out more about the festival past and present hit up their official website here.

TWRY’s Ilya Mirman was on hand to capture it all and we’ll be bringing you his live photos and video interviews from many artists all week.  Let’s kick it off with a set from Poison!

Poison
May 29, 2011
Rocklahoma
– Pryor, OK
Photos by: Ilya Mirman

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TWRY Video of the Week: Adelitas Way / Sick

Check out our video of the week!  It’s “Sick” from Adelitas Way.  The song is the first single from their  upcoming  sophomore album, titled Home School Valedictorian. “Sick” is also available now on iTunes.

For more information on Adelitas Way, make sure to check on the band’s official website, www.adelitaswayrock.com, as well as  their Facebook and Twitter pages. Look for Home School Valedictorian in stores and online everywhere June 7th. In the meantime, fans can preview the entire album through the official YouTube Album Sampler.

Concert Gallery: B.O.M.B.Fest (Day 1) at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT

May 31, 2011 by  
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This past Memorial Day Weekend the non-profit B.O.M.B.Fest returned to Connecticut.  Standing for “Bring Our Music Back” the festival pairs local up and coming acts with larger more nationally known acts to help the local music community gain some exposure and to enlighten music fans to the talented local musicians that are often right in their own back yard.

This year’s event grew so quickly that it was moved from the original planned location of Western Connecticut State University to The Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT.

While there were a few hiccups with the lineup due to George Clinton falling ill and having to drop off the bill (hope you’re feeling better George!) and a few acts having to cancel (Wiz Khalifa, The Dum Dum Girls and Miss PussyCat) for unknown reasons, the spirit of the festival was strong and the music was flowing over.  Not only did they mix local acts with national acts but the styles of music were as diverse as the day was long from Weezer to The Cool Kids to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, there truly was a little something for everyone!  The sun even came out for the day!

Oh, and we did mention that B.O.M.B.Fest is a non-profit so where does your money go for all that great music?  Well, B.O.M.B.Fest is passing on the musical torch to future generations.  Part of the money you spend will help kids who don’t have it so good….like the ones at The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp and Connecticut Children’s Hospital.  For more details on that, visit the festival’s official site.

So for those of you who made it out to the festival – which of the local acts was your favorite? Who do you think might be on the bigger stage before we know it?

Our photographer Diana Guay was on hand to capture it all and here are shots!  She managed to capture Weezer,  Titus Andronicus, The Guru, The Cool Kids, Real Estate, Heirlooms, Health, Eula, Eskmo, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetiz Zeros and Best Coast….and that was just Day 1!  (Tune in tomorrow for her Day 2 gallery!)

B.O.M.B.Fest
Day 1
Featuring:
Weezer, Titus Andronicus, The Guru, The Cool Kids, Real Estate, Heirlooms, Health, Eula, Eskmo, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Best Coast
May 28, 2011
Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
Photos by: Diana Guay

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Spotlight Band: Mindflow

Although not exactly a household name just yet in North America, Mindflow has been tearin’ it up in their home country of Brazil for over six years now.  Their progressive hard rock sound is starting to make some waves and the band is currently out on tour with UFO here in The States.

TWRY had the opportunity to catch up with founding members guitarist Rodrigo Hidalgo and drummer Rafael Pensado prior to their show in Foxboro MA at showcase Live and find out a little bit about who they are.  Check it out!

By: Roger Scales

You’re currently out on the road supporting UFO here in the US.  Have you toured here in North America previously and what have the crowds been like thus far?
This is actually our 4th time here, although most of the dates have been on the West coast and Southern part of the US.  So far on this leg it’s been awesome.  Every show the crowds seem to get bigger and that’s a good sign.  We did play the Prog Power Festival in Atlanta in 2009 and I think that was our biggest show here in America up to this point.  We love the American crowds and they seem to be really into the music.  You guys are all rockers at heart and we are very happy to be here once again.

With Bare Hands is your 4th studio album and the first with Nightmare Records.  Was the recording experience/location any different than you’re your previous releases?
Yes it was.  It was a very different experience than in the past because the initial recording started out within a project called “365” where we worked on 1 song a month for an entire year.  So we kind of worked on the song, recorded it and released it one at a time.  We did move around a bit working at several different studios during this process.  We once again got to work with Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, and Sevendust) producing some of the tracks on this new record so we were real happy having his contributions and experience at our disposal.  We were very pleased with how the final mix came out and we hope the fans do as well.

After watching and enjoying the video for the first single “Break Me Out” I’m curious where that was shot and do you have any interesting stories coming from it?
Everybody always asks about the girl!!  No none of us are dating her! Basically that location is a major trucking spot in Sao Paulo Brazil where sand is gathered for distribution to various construction sites throughout the area.  We had a lot of fun working on that track  I think the director got the most out of us that day and the performance shots are really a good representation of who we are as a live act.

I also watched the video for the new single “Thrust Into The Game” which was a lot different from a stylistic approach than the first video from this album.  What is the game referenced in that song?
That “game” is a reference to Brazilian politics and what seems to be going on in local government right now.  There was lot of corruption that was going on at that time.  It was in the news daily and we just couldn’t help but be affected by it and it came out in this song.  It’s all about taking the people and the government and throwing them all in one pot and trying to create a stabilized environment.  It’s still a work in progress.

Speaking of games..tell me a little bit about the Alternative Reality Game ‘Follow Your Instinct”.  Who came up with the concept, how many people have been playing this game and at what stage is it at currently?
The band came up with the general idea for the game and the concept of the game in 2005 that situates the players as detectives in pursuit of a dangerous serial killer.  We thought it would be fun and it started out with about 3,000 players in the first edition of the game that lasted a little more than 1 year.  It combines fictional situations with reality, making use of media channels from the real world.  The game takes place in websites, e-mails, phone calls, and some other media sources.  It’s now up and over 10,000 players at this point.  It has a special connection with our younger fans because it’s similar to a video game.  We put clues in each of the albums so it combines our records in the game as well. 

It’s a little tough to categorize Mindflow into just one musical direction.  Hard rock rhythm section with a melodic flow and power vocals is the best description I could come up with.  Certainly you appeal to different fans and age groups for different reasons.  Did you ever have a goal in mind as a band to overtly attempt to have mass appeal or did it just happen naturally as the band evolved over time?
I think it’s just a natural progress over time.  As a band we never tried to limit ourselves or categorize the act into one particular style or direction..just let it flow.  That’s how we came up with the name of the band.  With the new record With Bare Hands we did try to be more aggressive and heavier for sure so it should resonate with the metal fans all over.  We really wanted to share the energy with the crowd when we recorded this new record and couldn’t wait to start playing these songs live and feel that vibe up close and personal by getting back on the road. 

In your native Brazil you have played some major stadium type shows and also supported some major acts throughout Europe as well.  What has observing these rock veterans in these environments taught you about life on the road, interacting with fans and building the Mindflow legacy?
Great question because we all believe the best experience you can get “cutting your teeth” and creating a band for the long haul is just tour, tour, tour.  We need to bond and work as  family and friends and you can only gain that connection by going out on the road.  Seeing some of these guys that have been doing this for 20 or 25 years just gives us the motivation to someday be that vetern act headlining on a bill with 4 or 5 other bands.  Most of these bands we have toured with have been super supportive and we have appreciated the guidance and advice.

There was a recent photo of the band from this tour with Mike Portnoy..now drummer free agent!  What was that meeting like and did you think Dream Theater will be the same band without him?
He has been one of the biggest inspiration to us and one of the most important metal progressive performers of his generation.  To have him in the audience at our gig watching as a fan was a huge thrill for all of us.  We got to talk to him for a bit after our set and Rafael got to ask a few drumming questions which defiantly made his day!  He was so cool.  We gave him one of our tour shirts and he wore it!!  He is a real music fan who just happens to be the best rock drummer in the business.  Having Mike Mangini replacing Portnoy in the band they will lose very little from a skill perspective and his style and technique are so similar I can see why he got the gig.  But Portnoy was so much more than just the drummer.  From a business standpoint it will be different.  His spirit is what flowed through the band and it will be interesting to see not only the quality of the new music but how the fans react no matter how good it is because Portnoy is not there.  On the other hand maybe the other band members will step out of the shadows and showcase another side from them we have never seen; either way no matter what happens Mike Portnoy will be back in Dream Theater at some point in the future playing like he always did and has with reckless abandonment.        

What does the future hold for Mindflow in terms of touring for the remainder of this year, another studio album or maybe a live cd/dvd?
We have actually been filming quite a bit of material since we started in the hopes of putting together a bulk of material for a live DVD package.  We have some more touring planned for the summer in Brazil and then possibly back in the studio to start work on a new record by year’s end.  Writing, touring, writing touring.  We feel the whole spirit of the 1970’s is starting to come back with bands constantly working and trying to release an album a year to keep their momentum going and fan base growing.  We strive for that as a band.  We have  a lot of energy burning inside each of us and want to get it out live on stage and then back to the studio to create new reasons to keep come seeing you guys here in the US!  We love it here and want to thank all of the fans on this tour for coming out early to check us out before seeing UFO.        

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For more on Mindflow:
Website
Mindflow US Tour Dates

Mindflow on Twitter
Mindflow on Facebook

Check Out Sick Puppies “Polar Opposite Sessions” On Hulu

May 27, 2011 by  
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Sick Puppies have released their official Hulu Channel and to kick off the new channel the band featured the “Polar Opposite Sessions,” an acoustic performance playing their latest album, Tri-Polar, in its entirety. The performance video features the band accompanied by violins and cellos, along with commentary from the lead singer, Shimon Moore, about the meaning of each song. Before the song, “You’re Going Down,” was performed at the beginning of the video, Shimon stated “For anybody that has heard this song or anything off the Puppies records, you’ll know that it’s usually pretty loud, but we write the songs usually on acoustic guitar.”

Visit the band’s Hulu Channel to watch the entire performance.

Dropkick Murphys Expand North American Summer Tour Dates

May 26, 2011 by  
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Dropkick Murphys have announced additional North American summer tour dates in support of their latest release Going Out In Style.  Check out the full list of dates below:

Dropkick Murphys Tour Dates:
Saturday, May 28 Las Vegas, NV Punk Rock Bowling (outdoor festival at 6th Street and Fremont St. East)
Saturday, June 4 Chester, PA USA 7’s Collegiate Rugby Championship at PPL Park
Sunday, June 19 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre
Tuesday, June 21 Saskatoon, SK Odeon Events Centre
Wednesday, June 22 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Center
Thursday, June 23 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
Saturday, June 25 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Sunday, June 26 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Monday, June 27 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
Tuesday, June 28 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
Wednesday, June 29 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
Friday, July 1 Pomona, CA Fox Theater
Saturday, July 2 Irvine, CA Hootenanny (Oak Canyon)
Sunday, July 3 Tempe, AZ The Marquee Theatre
Tuesday, July 5 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station
Wednesday, July 6 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Thursday, July 7 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
Friday, July 8 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Sunday, July 10 Ottawa, ONT Cisco Ottawa Blues Fest
Monday, July 11 Quebec City, QC Festival d’été de Québec
Wednesday, July 27 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Thursday, July 28 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
Friday, July 29 Essex Junction, VT Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley
Expo Center
Monday, August 1 St. John’s, NL George Street Festival
Wednesday, August 3 Halifax, NS Multipurpose Centre
Thursday, August 4 Moncton, NS Oxygen Nightclub
Friday, August 5 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Friday, August 12 Püttlingen, Germany Rocco Del Schlacko
Saturday, August 13 Eschwege, Germany Open Flair
Sunday, August 14 Rothenburg, Germany Taubertal
Friday, August 19 St. Pölten, Austria Frequency Festival
Saturday, August 20 Lüdinghausen, Germany Area 4
Sunday, August 21 Großpösna, Germany Highfield

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