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Spotlight Band: Dead Sara

June 14, 2011 by  
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ds1 Spotlight Band:  Dead SaraSinger Emily Armstrong and guitarist Siouxsie Medley, the anchors of the band Dead Sara, have been making music together since they were teenagers.  When they decided to branch out a little more they solidified their band line up with Chris Null on bass and Sean Friday on drums.

With their debut album due out this summer the band traverses with ease from genre to genre producing melodic gems that flow right into in fierce, tear your head off, metal induced rockers all with a gritty, primal edge that leaves your ears wondering what could possibly come next.

We recently caught up with Armstrong and Medley to talk about the band, their upcoming album and the magical chemistry they’ve seemed to harness.

Interviewed by:  Mary Ouellette

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Contest: Win An Autographed Copy Of The New Sixx:AM Release “This Is Gonna Hurt”

May 8, 2011 by  
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sixxam Contest:  Win An Autographed Copy Of The New Sixx:AM Release This Is Gonna HurtSixx:AM (Nikki Sixx, James Michael and Dj Ashba)  are back with their new album This Is Gonna Hurt, the follow up to their 2007 debut Life Is Beautiful.  The new album, like the first, coincides with the release of the new book written by Nikki Sixx of the same name.

We’ve got an autographed copy of This Is Gonna Hurt to give away to one lucky winner.  To enter:  send an email to staff@theywillrockyou.com with the subject “Sixx:AM”.  Include your name, number, email address and mailing address.  One winner will be selected at random on May 15, 2011.

About the album:
The idea for the album came one day when Michael stopped by Sixx’s Funny Farm photo studio. The pair were looking through some of the bassist’s recent pictures, which depicted people missing limbs, some who were incredibly overweight and prostitutes who all engage with Nikki for photographs included in the book THIS IS GONNA HURT. Michael and Ashba were struck by Sixx’s ability to capture beauty in situations where society judges it as other than. It made them think about their own assumptions and feelings and as they do, the group got together and wrote and recorded songs about the experience.sixx Contest:  Win An Autographed Copy Of The New Sixx:AM Release This Is Gonna Hurt

Michael says, “The way Nikki had set the surroundings, you realize the photo subject has such an incredible story to tell. It was very thoughtful and very beautiful and I believe he was taking a picture of the person inside, even though the outside was not what we’re used to seeing and certainly didn’t fit the average person’s concept of what beautiful is. When I listen to the finished record, it’s these images I see.”

“The idea is to show the truth about how people do judge others and how they turn a blind eye to people that are different,” explains Ashba. “It’s basically a wakeup call. Hopefully people get it and it will sink in.”

For all the latest on Sixx:AM visit their official website.  You can purchase the album on Amazon here.

Video: Parachute Debut Parachute “You And Me”

May 3, 2011 by  
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Parachute is set to release their sophomore album entitled The Way It Was May 17th and they’ve just debuted a new song and video titled “You and Me”.  Check out the video below and read the band blog here to find out the inspiration behind it.

First Listen: Manchester Orchestra / Virgin

April 27, 2011 by  
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Manchester Orchestra debuted their new song “Virgin” last night during a fan chat last. Missed it? No worries, you can check it out below:

Virgin by Manchester Orchestra

Seether Debut New Video For “Country Song” & Announce More Summer Tour Dates

April 19, 2011 by  
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Seether just debuted their new video for the single “Country Song”. Check it out below. The single just went #1 at Active Rock yesterday so Congrats to them!

The band has also added to their tour dates for the summer, check them out below:
04.19.11 Knoxville, TN Valarium
04.20.11 Lexington, KY Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
04.22.11 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
04.23.11 Little Rock, AR KDJE Edgefest 2011 @ Arkansas State Fairgrounds
04.25.11 Amarillo, TX Midnight Rodeo
04.26.11 Lubbock, TX The Pavilion
04.27.11 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos
04.29.11 San Antonio, TX Sunken Gardens Amphitheatre
04.30.11 Dallas, TX 102.1 EdgeFest @ Pizza Hut Park
05.01.11 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
05.03.11 New Orleans , LA House of Blues
05.05.11 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
05.06.11 Burgettstown, PA First Niagra Pavilion
05.07.11 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion @ Metrolina Expo
05.08.11 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Park
05.10.11 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
05.11.11 South Bend, IN Club Fever
05.13.11 Council Bluffs, IA Westfair Amphitheatre
05.14.11 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
05.15.11 Indianola, IA KAZR Lazerfest 2011 @ National Balloon Classic
05.16.11 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargos
05.19.11 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
05.20.11 Hartford, CT WCCC Summer Show @ The Comcast Theatre
05.21.11 Washington, DC DC101 Chili Cook-Off @ RFK Stadium
05.22.11 Camden, NJ WMMR BBQ 2011 @ Susquehanna Bank Center
05.24.11 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
05.26.11 Toronto, ON The Opera House
05.27.11 Cleveland, OH Nautica Stage
05.29.11 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma Festival
06.02.11 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
06.03.11 Parkersburg, WV Parksburg Eagles Club
06.07.11 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
06.10.11 Peoria, IL Peoria Fairgrounds
06.11.11 Comstock Park, MI Fifth Third Ballpark
06.12.11 Traverse City, MI Ground Zero
06.14.11 Springfield, MO The Oasis
07.01.11 Gibbons, AB Boonstock
07.16.11 Cadott, WI Chippewa Valley Music Festival
07.23.11 Monticello, IA Great Jones County Fair
07.31.11 Columbus, OH Ohio State Fair

TWRY Video of the Week: VersaEmerge / Figure It Out

April 11, 2011 by  
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VersaEmerge recently debuted their new video for “Figure It Out”, view it below.  The band is currently out on the AP Spring Tour which makes a stop in Boston next week.  Win tix to the show here!

AP Tour Dates:
THE AP TOUR SPRING 2011 DATES:
4-08 Grand Rapids, MI (The Intersection)
4-09 Detroit, MI (St. Andrews Hall)
4-10 Toronto, ON (Phoenix Theater)
4-12 Montreal, QC (Club Soda)
4-13 Boston, MA (Paradise)
4-14 New Haven, CT (Toad’s Place)
4-15 New York, NY (Gramercy Theater)
4-16 Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of Living Arts)
4-17 Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
4-19 Norfolk, VA (The NorVa)
4-20 Charlotte, NC (Amos’ Southend)
4-21 Atlanta, GA (Masquerade)
4-22 Tampa, FL (State Theater)
4-23 Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Culture Room)
4-25 Orlando, FL (Beacham Theater)
4-27 Nashville, TN (Rocketown)
4-28 Louisville, KY (Expo Five)
4-29 Pittsburgh, PA (Altar Bar)
4-30 Buffalo, NY (Club Infinity)
5-03 Albany, NY (Northern Lights)
5-04 Poughkeepsie, NY (The Chance)
5-05 Allentown, PA (Crocodile Rock)
5-06 Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)

Queensryche Check In From The Studio

February 24, 2011 by  
Filed under 80s Guy For The Modern Eye, Daily Music News

Queensrycheinthestudio 1024x682 Queensryche Check In From The Studio
Queensryche recently entered the studio to lay down what will be the band’s first studio recording since their American Soldier project in March of 2009. Due out on Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records later this spring, the working title of the forthcoming effort is once again “Bob.”
 
 

“Our very first demo was recorded on a cassette tape by a guy named Bob,” explains front man Geoff Tate. “We’ve kept that tradition ever since and, to this day, put all of our demos in the original case labeled ‘Bob’ until we actually have an album title.”
 
Very superstitious, indeed. The project has been a true meeting of the creative minds since it began earlier this year. And if you think you know “Bob,” think again…
 
The tentative moniker certainly wasn’t meant to be a palindrome like Black Sabbath’s Live Evil… that’s just they way it turned out.
 
“We’ll certainly have the name of the album soon,” states Tate. “In the mean time, we hope you’re getting ready to welcome ‘Bob’ into your own, individual rock universe.”
 

 

 *In studio photo used courtesty of Andy Batt

SKOLD To Release “Anomie” On May 10th; Tim Skold’s First Album In 15 Years

February 23, 2011 by  
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skold by Jim Louvau 199x300 SKOLD To Release Anomie On May 10th; Tim Skolds First Album In 15 YearsWhether you remember him from Marilyn Manson, Shotgun Messiah, KMFDM, or OhGr, Tim Skold is back!  Ready to realese his first album in 15 years SKOLD will release Anomie on May 10th.

SKOLD on Anomie:
“It really is completely self indulgent wankery, but that goes for just about every record I’ve ever liked. I don’t want people to expect anything from me, I promise only to remain defiantly and completely untrustworthy.”

“To me, Anomie definitely feels like a continuation (of his 1996 self-titled solo album), but since I spent a lot of time doing other things, it is, for all intents and purposes, a new beginning,” Tim continues. A fully self-sufficient recording entity, SKOLD is a very personal project and Anomie was something that fulfills his own personal desires. “I really like the word ‘anomie’ and think it applies to me both on a personal and creative level but most of all I think it describes my music and how I make my music. There is absolutely no collaboration on this album whatsoever. The ‘drummer’ (me) hates the ‘guitar player’ (me). The ‘singer’ (me) refuses to do more than one take and the ‘bass player’ (me) is out doing other shit while the ‘Producer’ (me) really just wants to kill them all. It’s a very sick affair.”

How to get yours?
The album is set for release either as a 12-track CD or digital download (that you can pre-order here) or as a digital deluxe version with two bonus tracks (that you can pre-order here). As an extra special bonus to the Metropolis mail order, the first 1,111 pre-orders will receive a super exclusive hand-numbered and autographed Anomie postcard.

Anomie Tracklisting:SKOLD ANOMIE COVER SKOLD To Release Anomie On May 10th; Tim Skolds First Album In 15 Years
01 (This is my) Elephant
02 Suck
03 Black Out
04 Angel of Noise
05 Satellite
06 Becoming
07 The Hunger
08 Here Comes the Thunder
09 And Then We Die
10 Miserably Never Ever
11 Tonight
12 What You See Is What You Get

Digital Deluxe Bonus Tracks:
13 Polka Dot Dress

14 Deserve

For more on Tim Skold visit:
Official Skold Website
Skold on Facebook

*Tim Skold Photo credit: Jim Louvau

Video: Yellowcard / For You, And Your Denial

February 22, 2011 by  
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Yellowcard is officially back!  Their new album When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes drops on on March 22 on Hopeless Records, but never fear, there are a few teasers to hold you over until then.  You can stream the first single “For You, And Your Denial” on AbsolutePunk.net here and check out the video that debuted on MTV.com today below:

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AFI’s Davey Havok To Join Cast Of Broadway’s “American Idiot”

February 10, 2011 by  
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davey AFIs Davey Havok To Join Cast Of Broadways American IdiotAccording to The New York Times AFI’s Davey Havok is the latest to play the role of St. Jimmy in the Broadway Musical “American Idiot (composed and co-written by Green Day’s own Billie Joe Armstrong).

Other new castmemebers include American Idol runner up Justin Guarini. The new cast members will kick off their shows on March 1st.

Read the full story here.

Other new castmemebers include American Idol runner up Justin Guarini. The new cast members will kick off their shows on March 1st.

Other new castmemebers include American Idol runner up Justin Guarini. The new cast members will kick off their shows on March 1st.

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