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Owl City Debuts Video For “Deer in the Headlights”

June 30, 2011 by  
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Owl City, aka Adam Young, takes inspiration from Back to the Future’ in the video for his new single “Deer in the Headlights,” which is featured on his latest album All Things Bright and Beautiful.  Check it out below.

“It’s a quirky video for a cheeky song that quips, ‘Why are we in love if it’s for all the wrong reasons?'” he tells JSYK. “The song is about fending off the blinding light of superficial fluff relationships and saying, ‘Thanks, but I’d rather be alone and thus avoid a million shallow heartbreaks until I meet the girl of my dreams.'”

In the clip, we see Adam driving the iconic DeLorean and seeing everything from floating jellyfish to a Tyrannosaurus roaming the earth. He stops in a convenience store and sees a sweet baby deer in the aisle, before turning around and locking eyes with a girl at the counter.

The girl, played by singer-songwriter and former tourmate Lights, seems like a dream, and, in fact, she is. In the blink of an eye, she’s gone.

All Things Bright and Beautiful is available in stores and on iTunes now.

Staind Debut New Song “Eyes Wide Open” From Upcoming Self-Titled Release

June 30, 2011 by  
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Staind have confirmed a September 13th release of their upcoming self-titled release. The new album marks the band’s seventh studio release.

The band debuted one of the tracks from Staind called “Eyes Wide Open” on their website today.  “Not Again,” the first official single from Staind will then impact rock radio outlets nationwide in mid-July.

Aaron Lewis on Staind:
“It’s the heaviest thing we have recorded in a long time.  It’s definitely one of the heaviest collections of songs that we have put together.”

Mike Mushok on Staind:
“It’s completely different than the last record. It’s more of a throwback to where we came from.  I definitely think it’s fresh. It’s a modern-sounding version of a heavy Staind record.  It’s pretty cool.”

In other news, Staind will perform at KROQ’s annual rock festival, Epicenter 2011, slated for September 24th at Irvine, California’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.  For up-to-the-minute details, please see www.staind.com/events.

Staind Track Listing:
1. Not Again
2. Eyes Wide Open
3. Failing
4. Wannabe
5. Throw It All Away
6. Now
7. The Bottom
8. Take a Breath
9. Paper Wings
10. Something To Remind You

Concert Gallery: Florence and the Machine at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA

June 30, 2011 by  
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Sometimes a performer will just take your breath away.  Enter Florence + the Machine.  It seems like just yesterday that we reviewed her Halloween show at the House of Blues in Boston, but it’s actually been about half a year since Ms. Welch visited the Bay State.  With her Machine in tow (Harps and keyboards and guitars oh my!)  she put on a performance fit for the ages. 

Sad you missed it?  Let us take you there! 

Check out our gallery from the show below!

Florence + the Machine
June 23, 2011
BOA Pavilion – Boston, MA
Photos by: Mary Ouellette

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Review: 2011 Solid Sound Festival at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA

Solid Sound Festival
Mass MoCA
North Adams, MA
June 24-26, 2011

Reviewed by:  Dorise Gruber
Photos by:  Holly Boname

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Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival (Featuring Avenged Sevenfold) Adds Additional Dates

June 29, 2011 by  
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Additional tour dates have been revealed for the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival featuring multi-platinum headliner Avenged Sevenfold, along with main stage artists Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine and Escape The Fate.

The North American touring music and lifestyle festival also includes Best Buy Music Gear Stage headliners Sevendust, as well as Black Tide, Art Of Dying and The Black Cloud Collective.

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival launches August 26 in Camden, NJ and will criss-cross North America before wrapping October 14 (see below for current tour dates). The newly announced shows include: Virginia Beach, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Seattle, Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Sacramento and San Francisco.

Check out the full list of dates below including new dates:
Date City Venue
Fri 8/26 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 8/27 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
Sun 8/28 Boston, MA Comcast Center
Wed 8/31 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
Thur 9/1 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sat 9/3 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
Sun 9/4 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Mon 9/5 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Fri 9/9 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Centre *
Sat 9/10 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sun 9/11 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
Wed 9/14 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Fri 9/16 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sat 9/17 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sun 9/18 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Pavilion*
Wed 9/21 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Fri 9/23 Omaha, NE WestFair Amphitheater
Sat 9/24 Kansas City, MO Sandstone Amphitheater
Sun 9/25 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*
Sat 10/1 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre*
Wed 10/5 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater*
Fri 10/7 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Pavilion*
Sat 10/8 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion *
Sun 10/9 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Thur 10/13 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre *
Fri 10/14 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre*

*indicates newly announced tour date

Wilco Announce Tour Dates In Support Of New Album “The Whole Love”

June 29, 2011 by  
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 Wilco has announced their plans to  release their eighth studio album – The Whole Love on September 27 through their newly launched dBpm Records.

Coinciding with the album’s release will be the first leg of Wilco’s North American tour, with performances at Toronto’s Massey Hall, Boston’s Wang Theatre, New York City’s Central Park Summerstage, Nashville’s Ryman and more. Nick Lowe supports on all dates. Complete tour dates are listed below.

WILCO 2011 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES (FIRST LEG)
September 13 Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN
September 16 Massey Hall Toronto, ONT
September 17 Massey Hall Toronto, ONT
September 18 Metropolis Montreal, QC
September 20 Wang Theatre Boston, MA
September 22 Central Park Summerstage New York, NY
September 25 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
September 27 Raleigh Amphitheater Raleigh, NC
September 28 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Ctr Atlanta, GA
September 29 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Ctr Atlanta, GA
October 1 The Ryman Nashville, TN
October 2 The Ryman Nashville, TN
October 4 Peabody Opera House St. Louis, MO
October 5 Overture Hall Madison, WI

Limp Bizkit Debut Video For “Gold Cobra”

June 29, 2011 by  
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Limp Bizkit have just released the video for their current single “Gold Cobra” which features dancing “cobrettes”, a gold Lamborghini, and the band rocking out on a rooftop in LA. “Gold Cobra” is the title track off the band’s long awaited 5th studio album, which is available everywhere now. Check out the video below.

Gold Cobra comes in several configurations. The standard release features 13 new songs while the deluxe edition (available digitally only) features 16 new songs. Additionally, fans can purchase a physical CD that has 17 original songs exclusively at Best Buy, and that same release of 17 songs will be available digitally at Napster.com.

Butch Walker & The Black Widows Debut Single “Summer of ’89” From “The Spade” Due Out August 30th

June 28, 2011 by  
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Butch Walker & The Black Widows will release their new album The Spade on August 30th.  The band recently  debuted the first single “Summer of ’89”, check it out below and let us know if you’re as excited as we are for this one! 

Butch took to his Tumblr account to fill fans in:

Been awhile…

Hey people! So I am gonna make this short and sweet, but not without typos (typing on a damn iPhone is not my idea of a good time)…

Me and the Black Widows have been hard at work getting everything together for our new record to be released on Dangerbird Records and it will be coming out on August 30th!!! We are so damn proud and excited for this collection of music written by me and the band, and we can’t wait for your tiny little ears to be filled with it.

The first song you will be hearing from it is a song called “Summer of ‘89” and it is a scorcher! Hope you enjoy it as much as we have recording it, and just so ya know, the whole record is live show tested and approved. You’re gonna party. I promise. If you love Justin Bieber… Then you will hate this probably.. But hey, can’t please everybody!

Enjoy your summer and drink one back for us.

Butch & the Black Widows

p.s. Thanks to the kind folks at Tumblr for premiering the song!

Dropkick Murphys & The Mighty Mighty Bosstones To Play Two Fenway Park Shows September 8 & 9

June 28, 2011 by  
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Well we knew there was another Fenway Park concert announcement coming and the secret is finally out!!   The Mighty Mighty BossTones and Dropkick Murphys will be performing two concerts on September 8th and 9th at Fenway Park. A portion of the proceeds from the two shows will benefit the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund, which helps support families of victims of 9/11 throughout the state.   

Tickets for both shows, entitled Dropkick Murphys and Friends at Fenway, go on sale Thursday, June 30th at noon EDT and will be available online at redsox.com/dropkicks, by calling (877) RED-SOX9, or at the Fenway Park box office. Fans with disabilities may also call (877) RED-SOX9 to purchase accessible seating. The Red Sox’ TTY number for hearing-impaired fans is (617) 226-6644. 

 Dicky Barrett on the shows:
“Playing Rock and Roll in Fenway Park with my longtime pals and close friends Dropkick Murphys is truly a dream come true. How many people’s dreams come true for a really good cause?”

Concert Gallery: Michael Franti & Spearhead at Stratton Mountain in Bondville, VT

June 28, 2011 by  
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Over the weekend the inagural four day Wanderlust Festival went down on Stratton Mountain in Vermont.  The festival, “an epic 4-day yoga throwdown” combined yoga and rock n’ roll with the beautiful backdrop of New England.

Michael Franti & Spearhead headlined the Globetrotter Stage on Saturday night.  Known for spreading peace and love through music and song Michael Franti & Spearhead were the perfect end to the day for festival goers.  Blending hip hop with reggae, folk and a message of hope the band performed against a sky full of stars to an enthusiastic crowd.

The Wanderlust folks called Franti’s performance “one of the mostepic Wanderlust musical performances of all time” singing high praise for the performer and his band!

Our photographer Dave Barnum was on hand to capture photos of the show, check out his galler below!  Michael Franti and Spearhead are on tour throughout the summer so to find out when they’ll be at a venue near you check out their full list of tour dates here.

Michael Franti & Spearhead
Wanderlust Festival
June 25, 2011
Stratton Mountain – Bondville, VT
Photos by: Dave Barnum

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