7 hrs ago
Riot Fest Chicago 2014: 10 Best Performances
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Chicago's Riot Fest threw a blowout bash at Humboldt Park, bringing in over 100 bands from all generations of punk and rock, from Patti Smith and Cheap Trick to Social Distortion to La Dispute. As is to be expected with such a stellar lineup, there were some brutal decisions for fans, like Sunday's night closing battle between Weezer playing Pinkerton in its entirety to the Cure's marathon two-and-a-half-hour run through four decades of hits.
7 hrs ago
Get your antidote to the X Factor: An hour of brilliant new Welsh music on us
In his weekly dose of new music Dave Owens introduces us to The Vestals, Orient Machine, The Echo And The Always and The Anchoress as well as a startling make over for the Manics and many more incredible music makers from Wales There's so much incredible music being made in Wales right now that we thought it remiss of us if we didn't let these wonderful sounds loose on your ears. That's why every week our music writer David Owens will be serving up an hour of the best new music from Wales to soundtrack your week.
9 hrs ago
See Primus Play Tool's 'Aenima' With Danny Carey
Primus recently recruited Tool 's Danny Carey to fill in for their drummer, Tim "Herb" Alexander who is still recovering from open-heart surgery in July and they welcomed him into the fold by playing a snippet of his band's late-Nineties single "nima." The trio worked the song's first verse and chorus into their set at Chicago's Concord Music Hall on Saturday its first performance with Carey between the Primus songs "Eleven," off 1991's Sailing the Seas of Cheese , and "To Defy the Laws of Tradition," off 1990's Frizzle Fry .
16 hrs ago
HIM to Release Limited-Edition Vinyl Boxed Set, Remastered Catalog in November
Finnish "love metal" band HIM is releasing a limited-edition boxed set, Lashes to Ashes, Lust to Dust: A Vinyl Retrospective '96-'03 , through the End Records on Nov. 25. It will contain four early titles in the quintet's catalog: 666 Ways to Love: Prologue , Razorblade Romance , Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights and Love Metal . The remastered sets have been pressed on 180-gram heavy-weight vinyl.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Ben & Jerry's Joins Supreme Court Amicus Brief In Support of Marriage Equality
Declaring that "love comes in all flavors," Ben and Jerry's posted a letter on its website Friday explaining why it had signed onto an amicus brief to the Supreme Court supporting marriage equality. "Often, it's not enough to change the way you do business, or change the practice within your business," says Chris Miller, Ben & Jerry's Social Mission Activism Manager.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
VOWS - Operation: Happily Ever After
The classic fairy-tale dream of marrying a friend from childhood is seldom realised, but in the case of Lloy Richardson, wealth manager at First Caribbean International Securities Limited, and Jamaica Defence Force military officer Captain Theodore Palmer, life devised its own plan for their paths to intertwine from a very young age. Their fathers would gather every Wednesday to play dominoes when they were mere children and they would see each other periodically at their families' joint social events.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Cedar Point, Bloodview unleash Halloween screamsCedar Point,...
Cedar Point, Bloodview unleash Halloween screams You may not be thinking about Halloween yet, but the haunted holiday is already creeping back to life. Check out this story on WKYC.com: http://on.wkyc.com/1tIc5Xs Kicking off the spooky season this weekend, several local haunted attractions are unearthing gobs of creatures for their first screams of the year.
WNYC-AM New York
Viking's Choice: Xerxes, 'Collision Blonde'
Slowly but surely, The Cure has permeated heavy music. From Krallice to Thou to Deftones, Disintegration 's boomy production and pulsating gloom, in particular, inspires a different kind of heft.
The Village Voice
The Future Is Female: An Attempt to Knock the Patriarchy Off Its Pedestal
Last night, art students and hip New Yorkers convened at gallery on Bowery, The Hole, for the opening of Future Feminism, an exhibit of 13 feminist tenets set forth by a collective of five artists: Antony, voice of chamber pop group Antony and the Johnsons, dance-based performer Johanna Constantine, Kembra Pfahler of shock rock group the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, and hip-hop/electro/folk artists Sierra and Bianca Casady of CocoRosie. The exhibit and performances and talks set to take place in the space through September 27th are the beginning of the future, what these five women have taken from feminists past, and where we as a "species" need to move forward.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Dead Milkmen raise hell at Laurel Hill Cemetery
You probably know them as a fun punk rock band, but that doesn't mean Philly's Dead Milkmen don't have a dark side. Last Friday, the local favorites headlined a benefit at Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Shows that rocked Toronto last week
THE CURE, THE NATIONAL , THE FLAMING LIPS and many more as part of RIOT FEST at Downsview Park, Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7. Rating: NNNN Local dance-punk duo Death from Above 1979 appeared right at home on Downsview Park's big stage on day 1, showing off blazing new tracks with a cocksure swagger. Later, the Flaming Lips' symphonic pop was augmented by gigantic mushroom costumes and confetti.
Riot Fest headliner The Cure release 'Hello Goodbye' video
On Tuesday Sept. 9, "The Art of McCartney" released a video of The Cure and McCartney's son James performing The Beatle's hit "Hello Goodbye."
Sound artist Tim Hecker spends a lot of interviews correcting misconceptions about himself, chief among them that he is not a 19th-century European vampire. It's an understandable mistake, really.
KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud
Kiss, Alice Cooper and Bob Dylan Lead All-Star 'Art of McCartney' Tribute
A long and diverse list of artists have turned out to pay tribute to Paul McCartney with 'The Art of McCartney,' an all-star assortment of covers due in stores Nov. 18. The project was spearheaded by producer Ralph Sall, who got the idea after working with McCartney to secure some previously unreleased material from the former Beatle 's vaults for the soundtrack to the 2003 film 'The In-Laws.' Working with members of McCartney's current backing band, Sall lined up a truly impressive list of performers, including Kiss , Alice Cooper , Bob Dylan , Steve Miller , Billy Joel , Brian Wilson , Heart and Sammy Hagar .
Tue Sep 09, 2014
KURB-FM Little Rock
Billy Joel, Barry Gibb, Harry Connick. Jr., Heart, Smokey Robinson & More Pay Tribute to "The Art of McCartney" [From ABC News]
Paul McCartney's songs are some of the most covered of all time. Now, a who's-who of music stars have recorded the ex- Beatle's music for a lavish project titled The Art of McCartney.
Cedar Point's HalloWeekends debuts this week with new witch-themed Hexed haunted house, live show by Midnight Syndicate
The screams along Cedar Point's main midway may take a more frantic tone this weekend, as the park debuts its 18th annual version of HalloWeekends , a month and a half long tribute to Halloween that can be frightening, family friendly or both. Hours and admission: HalloWeekends opens this Friday, Sept.
Something Else! Reviews
One Track Mind: The Cure, "Hello Goodbye" from The Art of McCartney
We're getting an early taste of a forthcoming multi-artist Paul McCartney tribute project, as the Cure take on his 1967 charttopping hit "Hello Goodbye" with the Beatles. It's a largely faithful issue, save for a few psychedelic flourishes here and there - and maybe most notable for the inclusion of James McCartney, Paul's son, on keyboards.
Bob Dylan jons stella cast on The Art Of McCartney
The Art Of McCartney is a long awaited and very special project celebrating one of the most universally acclaimed songwriters of all time, Sir Paul McCartney. With backing provided by McCartney's long time band, classic tracks such as Maybe I'm Amazed, My Love, The Long And Winding Road, When I'm 64, Let It Be, Helter Skelter, Eleanor Rigby, Live And Let Die have been recorded by some of the world's greatest artists.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Local heroes and rock legends share muddy outdoor venue
Riot Fest's third visit to Toronto featured a diverse range of punk and rock acts, even if the bands were spread a little too thin across muddy Downsview Park. New York alt-rockers Brand New had microphones adorned with floral arrangements, but they were hardly cordial rushing through their set and barely acknowledging the fervent crowd.
Trailing Drones: Movin' and shakin' and itchin' and scratchin'
Well, friends, Harry was fair glued to the YouTubes all summer when he couldn't make the games, and he has to say: it was an interesting year. Harry knew that the intense competition in the UK and Eire would make it very tough for any band from other countries come the big one in August, and he was right.