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Los Lonely Boys Announce Release Of New Album, “Revelation”

December 19, 2013 1 comment

Image“We decided to call this album Revelation because we want to make music that reveals something to people about their lives and their world,” says Jojo Garza. He’s talking about the upcoming release by Los Lonely Boys, the Grammy-winning trio that the bassist/vocalist shares with his brothers Henry (vocals, guitar) and Ringo (drums, vocals). “As musicians and artists, we’re here to connect with people, and to share our view of things.”

Revelation – to be released January 21st, 2014 on the band’s own LonelyTone imprint Jan. 21, 2014, in association with the respected Austin-based indie Playing in Traffic and MRI – is a landmark release for the siblings. While maintaining the infectiously melodic mix of bluesy rock ‘n’ roll and rootsy brown-eyed soul that’s long endeared Los Lonely Boys to its fiercely loyal fan base, Revelation adds an expansive range of new sonic elements, e.g. the conjunto touches of “Blame It On Love,” the reggae groove of “Give A Little More,” the rustic acoustic textures of “It’s Just My Heart Talkin’ and the baroque pop elements of “There’s Always Tomorrow.”

“We’re always trying to broaden our horizons and advance musically, and that’s something that we were very conscious of in making this record,” Jojo states. “We’re always looking for new ways to communicate and reach people, so we experimented with a lot of different sounds and production approaches.”

Toward that end, the brothers also collaborated with an eclectic cast of co-writers in assembling the dozen new original songs that comprise Revelation, including alt-country icon Radney Foster, in-demand pop tunesmiths Matthew Gerrard and David Quiñones, Black-Eyed Peas collaborators George Pajon Jr. and Keith Harris, and Raul Pacheco of Ozomatli.

If you’re a sports fan, you can hear songs from Revelation already. “Rule The World” has been licensed to ESPN’s Monday Night Football as well as the NFL on Fox, while “Can’t Slow Down” has been licensed to NASCAR for all race programming. You’ll also be able to hear an older LLB track in the upcoming film “American Hustle,” which co-stars Academy Award winners Jennifer Lawrence and Christian Bale.

Revelation also marks Los Lonely Boys’ first recording work since Henry Garza sustained serious injuries in a fall from the stage during a February 2013 performance in Los Angeles, necessitating a lengthy and ongoing recovery period.

“We nearly lost Henry, man, and that was a big change for us,” Jojo acknowledges. “The whole experience was a wake-up call for us. It made us rethink every aspect of our lives and our careers, and it reminded us of what’s really important to us.”

The long-time road warriors have just recently returned to the stage to promote Revelation, and the tour will hit the U.S. mainland in early February, hitting a ton of major markets. See below for tour dates, as well as pre-order information for Revelation.

LOS LONELY BOYS 2014 TOUR DATES 

Jan. 24 Maui HI | Cultural Center

Jan. 25 Honolulu HI | Aloha Tower Market Place

Jan. 26 Kauai HI | Kilohana Plantation

Jan. 30 Tokyo Japan | Liquid Room

Feb. 1 Nogoya Japan | Club Quattro

Feb. 2 Osaka Japan | Shangri-La

Feb. 4 San Francisco CA | Independent

Feb. 6 Los Angeles CA | Troubadour

Feb. 7 San Juan Capistrano CA | Coach House

Feb. 8 Chandler AZ | Center for the Arts

Feb. 9 Flagstaff AZ | Orpheum

Feb. 11 Beaver Creek CO | Vilar Center

Feb. 12 Boulder CO | Boulder Theatre

Feb. 13 Taos NM | KTAOS/Solar Center

March 19 Boston MA | Paradise

March 20 Portland ME | Asylum

March 21 Tarrytown NY | Music Hall

March 22 Uncasville CT | Wolf Den

March 24-26 New York NY | City Winery

March 28 Norwalk CT | Concert Hall

March 29-30 Annapolis MD | Rams Head

April 1 Washington DC | Hamilton

April 2 Wilmington DE | World Café

April 3 Millville NJ | Levoy Theater

April 4 Glenside PA | Keswick Theatre

April 5 Harrisburg PA | Whitaker Center

April 22 Carmel CA | Sunset Center

April 23 Napa CA | Uptown Theatre

April 24 Fresno CA | Tower Theater

April 26 Laughlin NV | Harrahs  w/Los Lobos

April 27 Pauma Valley CA (San Diego CA) | Pauma Casino

April 29 Portland OR | Aladdin Theater

April 30 Spokane WA | Knitting Factory

May 1 Snoqualamie WA  (Seattle) | Casino

May 3 Phoenix AZ | Cinco de Mayo Fest

May 4 Spring TX | Crawfish Fest

May 9 Tulsa OK | River Spirit Casino

June 19 Dulce NM | Blues Fest

June 29 Aurora IL | Blues on the Fox Festival

July 20 El Paso TX  | Music under the Stars

Revelation Track Listing:

1) Blame It On Love

2) Give A Little More

3) It’s Just My Heart Talkin’

4) There’s Always Tomorrow

5) So Sensual

6) Familia

7) Don’t Walk Away

8) Can’t Slow Down

9) Dream Away

10) The Greatest Ever

11) Rule The World

12) Everything About You

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buzz ‘stache: Legendary International Hard Rockers SCORPIONS’ “MTV UNPLUGGED” Track List Revealed

December 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Scorpions Press PicThe track listing for legendary international hard rockers SCORPIONS’ new offering MTV Unplugged has just been revealed. Please see below for the complete list of songs on the CD and DVD. Due out in North America on January 21st, 2014, material from MTV Unplugged is taken from SCORPIONS’ first-ever “MTV Unplugged” show and features new acoustic versions of their best-loved classic hits, as well as five brand new songs. MTV Unplugged will be available in North America as a deluxe CD + DVD package and as a Blu-Ray. MTV Unplugged is being released in 50 countries, a testament to the German band’s iconic status worldwide. Click here to access the cover of MTV Unplugged.

Recorded and filmed just a few months ago on September 11th and September 12th of this year, SCORPIONS’ MTV Unplugged was culled from two dynamic acoustic sets at the Lycabettus Theatre in Athens, Greece. The spectacular open-air theatre, situated 300 meters above the city, was an impressive backdrop for the first-ever open-air show in the history of “MTV Unplugged” (the theater also shares a birth year with SCORPIONS themselves, having been built in 1965, the same year the band formed). In other news, SCORPIONS are still in the midst of their epic Farewell World Tour; the tour has been going on for more than three years now. To the delight of their fans there is no end in sight, as to date the band has only played 23 out of the 38 countries planned on the itinerary.

SCORPIONS are Klaus Meine (vocals/guitar), Rudolf Schenker (guitars/vocals), Matthias Jabs (guitars), Pawel Maciwoda (bass) and James Kottak (drums); additional musical support on MTV Unplugged includes contributions from Swedish musicians and producers Mikael Nord Andersson (guitars, mandolin, lap steel, vocals) and Martin Hansen (guitars, harmonica, vocals). The duo is also responsible for the arrangements on MTV Unplugged.

SCORPIONS are one of the most successful international hard rock bands of all time, selling upwards of 75 million records worldwide and playing more than 5,000 concerts in 80+ countries globally. Formed in Germany in 1965, the band has come to be known for their colossal radio and MTV hits “Rock You Like A Hurricane,” “No One Like You” and “Wind Of Change,” as well as their status as international rock ambassadors. VH1 ranked SCORPIONS as the #46 Artist on the “Greatest Artists Of Hard Rock” special, while “Rock You Like A Hurricane” came in at #18 on VH1’s “Greatest Hard Rock Songs”. The band recently received a star on the Hollywood Rock Walk in Los Angeles. To date, SCORPIONS have released 18 studio albums and 5 live records.

SCORPIONSMTV Unplugged track listing:

CD:

  1. Sting In The Tail
  2. Can’t Live Without You
  3. The Best Is Yet To Come
  4. Dancing With The Moonlight – new song
  5. Delicate Dance – new song
  6. Love Is The Answer – new song
  7. Follow Your Heart – new song
  8. Send Me An Angel
  9. Where The River Flows
  10. Rock You Like A Hurricane
  11. Rock & Roll Band
  12. Blackout
  13. Still Loving You
  14. Big City Nights
  15. Wind Of Change
  16. No One Like You

 

DVD:

  1. Sting In The Tail
  2. Can’t Live Without You
  3. Pictured Life
  4. Speedy’s Coming
  5. Born To Touch Your Feelings
  6. The Best Is Yet To Come
  7. Dancing With The Moonlight – new song
  8. In Trance
  9. When You Came Into My Life
  10. Delicate Dance – new song
  11. Love Is The Answer – new song
  12. Follow Your Heart – new song
  13. Send Me An Angel
  14. Where The River Flows
  15. Passion Rules The Game
  16. Rock You Like A Hurricane
  17. Hit Between The Eyes
  18. Drum-Athenica
  19. Rock N’ Roll Band – new song
  20. Blackout
  21. Still Loving You
  22. Big City Nights
  23. Wind Of Change
  24. No One Like You

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buzz ‘stache: Icon For Hire’s New Album Out Today, Plus November Tour Dates

October 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Icon For Hire Press PhotoThe self-titled, sophomore album by charismatic rock trio Icon For Hire arrives in stores and online today. The album has already been preceded by a successful tour, which found the band performing acoustically and electrically. In addition, “An Evening With Icon For Hire” featured a fashion show featuring designs from the Custom Catastrophes line, run by Icon For Hire‘s frontwoman,  Ariel. Recently, more Icon For Hire tour dates were announced, running through late November.

Of the new album, which is currently sitting in the Top 5 of the iTunes Alternative chart, the Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal states Icon For Hire‘s second LP has its ace, the snarky and charismatic Ariel, right on the table.”

Ariel says: “”We want to thank our fans!  They really are the best and hope they will love where we are going with this new album and come along for the ride.” 

About the composition of the album Icon For Hire, the band adds “after 18 months of touring and lots of journaling, we went away to write our most vulnerable music yet. We are not a one dimensional band so we didn’t write a one dimensional record.”

About Icon For Hire: Icon For Hire‘s debut album, Scripted, marked a milestone in Tooth & Nail Records history as their highest charting debut album. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 Album chart, peaked at # 4 on the iTunes Rock chart, and charted at # 19 overall. Their videos for “Make A Move and “Get Well” have received over 6 million views on YouTube.

Icon For Hire November Tour Dates

November 8, 2013 | Mainstreet Bar & Grill (Toledo, OH)
November 9, 2013 | Another Hole In The Wall (Steger, IL)
November 14, 2013 | Virgin Mobile Mod Club (Toronto, ON, CANADA)
November 15, 2013 | The Club @ Stage AE (Pittsburgh, PA)
November 16, 2013 | The Waiting Room (Buffalo, NY)
November 17, 2013 | Mac’s Bar (Lansing, MI)
November 21, 2013 | The Rutledge (Nashville, TN)
November 22, 2013 | Rockhouse Live (Memphis, TN)
November 23, 2013 | Fubar (St. Louis, MO)

buzz ‘stache: HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS & Alternative Press Magazine Team Up to Exclusively Reveal ‘Zero’ Album Teaser, Track Listing & Album Art

This summer’s Vans Warped Tour headliners are set to release new album Zero on June 25, 2013. 

HH Zero

Zero, the highly-anticipated dystopian concept album by HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS, hits stores on June 25, 2013. Following last week’s Vans Warped Tour Twitter hosting stint and the release of ‘Golden Parachutes’, the band is now exclusively releasing their album art, track listing, and video album teaser with Alternative Press Magazine! You can check out everything right now at AltPress.com. While you’re on the interwebs, make sure to pre-order Zero at http://myplay.me/1195.

The album art for Zero was designed by Jeff Chenault at Eleven07 (www.eleven07.com), who also spearheaded the art direction along with HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS vocalist/guitarist JT Woodruff.

HH album art

HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS will perform as stage headliners at this year’s Vans Warped Tour. See below for all currently confirmed 2013 Vans Warped Tour dates, and stay tuned for updates.

HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS on the 2013 VANS WARPED TOUR:
6/15 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
6/16 – Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center Concourse
6/19 – Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
6/20 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
6/21 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
6/22 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
6/23 – Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
6/26 – Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Practice Field
6/27 – Mesa, AZ @ Quail Run Park
6/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Silverton Casino
6/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fair Park
6/30 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High
7/3 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/5 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/6 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/7 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/9 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
7/10 – Washington, DC @ Merriwheater Post Pavilion
7/11 – Masfield, MA @ Comcast Center
7/12 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/13 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7/14 – Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre
7/16 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
7/17 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagra Pavilion
7/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/19 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/20 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Canterbury Park
7/23 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
7/24 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/26 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
7/27 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/28 – Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
7/29 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
8/2 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/3 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
8/4 – Houston, TX @ Reliant Center Parking Lot

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buzz ‘stache: Announcing The Return Of Ugly Kid Joe

The platinum-selling rock group Ugly Kid Joe returns with first new music in over a decade and a half.

ugly kid joe

Platinum sellers Ugly Kid Joe have come back after a long vacation, and they’re ready to rock harder than ever. The California band’s new EP, Stairway to Hell, is due on April 16th through MRI, and it contains songs that span the full repertoire of influences that made Ugly Kid Joe the soundtrack for young snowboarders, surfers, and keggers worldwide.

Watch the video for the single, “I’m Alright”, below.

 

Stairway to Hell track listing:

Devil’s Paradise
You Make Me Sick
No One Survives
I’m Alright
Love Ain’t True
Another Beer
Cat In the Cradle (acoustic)
Would You Like To Be There (acoustic)
No One Survives (acoustic)
EPK (video)*
It’s Alright (video)*

*bonus content on the physical CD only.

Whether it’s the hypnotic riffery of “Devil’s Paradise”, the melodic power-fueled darkness of “No One Survives” or the irrepressibly chuggin’ chorus of “I’m Alright,” Stairway to Hell makes it clear that Ugly Kid Joe has everything they started with, and have added fatter chops and a superior grip on songwriting to their arsenal.

Tour dates are to be announced soon so be sure to follow Ugly Kid Joe on Facebook, Twitter, and their official site to get the latest news on the band! Page links are provided below.

stairway to hellPreorder Stairway to Hell: Amazon

Ugly Kid Joe online: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

 

 

 

buzz ‘stache: Grammy-Winning Rapper EVE Set To Release New Album May 14th

February 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Watch the video for “She Bad Bad”, the lead single from EVE’s upcoming album LIP LOCK, and listen to the remix featuring Juicy J and Pusha T.

EVE

Grammy Award-Winning, female hip-hop luminary, EVE, is set to make a triumphant return to the rap game with the release of her fourth album, LIP LOCK on May 14, 2013.  The album will include guest features from Snoop Dogg, Pusha T, Juicy J and Chrisette Michele, as well as production credits from Claude Kelly (Christina Aguilera, Jessie J, Ke$ha), Swizz Beats (Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown) among others. She released a music video for “She Bad Bad,” from the upcoming album earlier this month, and it garnered over 1 Million views in a matter of days! 

Watch the video for “She Bad Bad” below.

LIP LOCK is the album I’ve always wanted to make and it represents me coming back in to game—lyrically locking it down. But I also like the title because it’s can be a play on words,” says EVE.

To add to the excitement EVE also dropped the “She Bad Bad” (Remix) f/ Pusha T and Juicy J on the radio last week and fans can access a stream of it by simply ‘following’ her twitter account @therealeve.

Listen: “She Bad Bad” (Remix) f/ Pusha T and Juicy J 

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buzz ‘stache: THE LONE BELLOW Release Debut Album And Bring Brooklyn Country To National TV

January 24, 2013 Leave a comment

US tour dates also announced opening for Brandi Carlile, Marcus Foster, and others.

the lone bellow

THE LONE BELLOW released their debut album The Lone Bellow on Descendant Records, available at all retailers January 22nd. To celebrate, the band made their network television debut on Conan, and you can watch the stunning performance below.

 Watch: The Lone Bellow – You Never Need Nobody (Live on CONAN)

The Lone Bellow’s compelling live performance recently attracted attention from The New York Times and renowned taste-maker radio station WFUV. The Lone Bellow are taking the live show on the road, having announced their US tour including dates with Brandi CarlileMarcus FosterTWLOHA’s Heavy & Light and Ivan & Alyosha. See below for a full list of tour dates.

The Lone Bellow 2013 Tour Dates

Jan 24 Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ w/ Dwight Yoakam

Jan 25 Foxwoods Resort & Casino at MGM Grand, Mashantucket, CT w/ Dwight Yoakam

Jan 28 In-store performance @ Barnes & Noble in Union Square, New York, NY

Feb. 5 Album Release Show @ Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY (SOLD OUT)

w/ TWLOHA’s Heavy & Light

Feb. 12 Theater of The Living Arts Philadelphia, PA

Feb. 13 Irving Plaza New York, NY

Feb. 14 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA

w/ Ivan & Alyosha

March 6 Hi Dive, Denver, CO

March 7 Low Spirits, Albuquerque, NM

March 9 The Prophet Bar, Dallas, TX

March 17 The Green Room, Flagstaff, AZ

March 18 Soda Bar, San Diego, CA

March 19 The Echo, Los Angeles, CA

March 20 Brick & Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco, CA

 w/ Brandi Carlile

March 22 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY

March 23 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY

w/ Marcus Foster

April 2 Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC

April 3 Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA

April 4 Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA

April 5 WorkPlay, Birmingham, AL

April 6 Exit/In, Nashville, TN

April 7 Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN

April 9 the Conservatory – OKC, Oklahoma City, OK

April 10 The Prophet Bar, Dallas, TX

April 11 Red 7, Austin, TX

w/ Ivan & Alyosha

April 12 The High Watt, Nashville, TN

April 13 JJ’s Bohemia, Chattanooga, TN

April 14 Emerald Lounge, Asheville, NC

April 15 Strange Matter, Richmond, VA

April 16 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA

April 17 DC9, Washington, DC

April 18 Santos Party House, New York, NY

April 20 Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA

April 21 Cafe Dekcuf, Ottawa, ON

April 22 The Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON

April 23 The Club At Stage Ae, Pittsburgh, PA

April 24 The Basement, Columbus, OH

April 25 Mayday, Cincinnati, OH

April 26 Radio Radio, Indianapolis, IN

April 27 Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL

April 28 The Frequency, Madison, WI

April 29 First Avenue & 7th St Entry, Minneapolis, MN

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