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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

video ‘stache: Icon For Hire Reveals Lyric Video; Debuts High On Billboard Charts

October 25, 2013 2 comments

Icon For Hire Press Photo

The self-titled, sophomore album by charismatic rock trio Icon For Hire was released last week on 10/15, and makes a big impact on this week’s Billboard charts. Published today, the latest listings show Icon For Hire at #11 on the Top Independent Albums chart, #19 on Top Rock Albums, and at #65 on the overall Billboard 200. These are high-water marks for Icon For Hire on all three charts.

The band is ecstatic about this achievement, saying “Our new record was a risk…and our fans showed us that it was a risk worth taking. It was because of their amazing enthusiasm that our first week was a success.”

Check out their lyric video for “Cynics & Critics”

The release of Icon For Hire was 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 with designs from the Custom Catastrophes line, run by Icon For Hire‘s frontwoman,  Ariel. The stylish Ariel also recently helped launch REL TV, a podcast that was featured on iTunes along with the Icon For Hire album. On the show, geared towards the younger female demo, Ariel brings her inspirational how-tos and motivating ideas to help you DIY (Do It Yourself) in every area of your life.

Icon For Hire is back on the road and touring through the end of November. Check out the dates below.

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: 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)

live ‘stache: Unwritten Law Hits the Road In Support of “Swan”

April 14, 2011 Leave a comment

In support of their Billboard 200-charting album Swan (their first album in six years), Unwritten Law has hit the road for a series of North American dates with Authority Zero. The tour began on April 13th in Sacramento, CA and ends on May 5th in Flagstaff, AZ.

Since it’s release on March 29th, Swan has received rave reviews from music critics, and two videos from the album have already been released, Starships & Apocalypse and Swan Song.

Since their 1995 debut, Unwritten Law has sold over one million albums. Anthemic songs such as lead single “Starships and Apocalypse” and “Dark Dayz” make Swan the catchiest Unwritten Law record yet.

UNWRITTEN LAW TOUR DATES:

Apr 13 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades w/ Authority Zero
Apr 14 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory w/ Authority Zero
Apr 16 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven w/ Authority Zero
Apr 17 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory w/ Authority Zero
Apr 20 – Denver, CO @ The Summit w/ Authority Zero
Apr 21 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep w/ Authority Zero
Apr 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade w/ Authority Zero
Apr 27 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird w/ Authority Zero
Apr 28 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater w/ Authority Zero
Apr 29 – Melbourne, FL @ Capt Hirams w/ Authority Zero
Apr 30 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone w/ Authority Zero

Jun 7, 2011 – Noblesville, IN (US) @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Warped Tour 2011
Jun 24, 2011 – Dallas, TX (US) @ Superpages.com Center – Warped Tour 2011
Jun 25, 2011 – Houston, TX (US) @ The Showgrounds at Sam Houston – Warped Tour 2011
Jun 26, 2011 – San Antonio, TX (US) @ AT&T Center – Warped Tour 2011
Jun 29, 2011 – Las Cruces, NM (US) @ N.M.S.U. Practice Field – Warped Tour 2011
Jun 30, 2011 – Las Vegas, NV (US) @ Union Plaza Parking Lot – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 1, 2011 – Pomona, CA (US) @ Pomona Fairplex – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 2, 2011 – Mountain View, CA (US) @ Shoreline Amphitheatre – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 3, 2011 – Ventura, CA (US) @ Seaside Park – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 6, 2011 – Bonner Springs, KS (US) @ Sandstone Amphitheater – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 7, 2011 – Noblesville, IN (US) @ Verizon Wireless Music Center – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 8, 2011 – Detroit, MI (US) @ Comerica Park – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 9, 2011 – Tinley Park, IL (US) @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 10, 2011 – Shakopee, MN (US) @ Canterbury Park – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 12, 2011 – Darien Center, NY (US) @ Darien Lake P.A.C – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 13, 2011 – Mansfield, MA (US) @ Comcast Center – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 14, 2011 – Scranton, PA (US) @ Toyota Pavilion – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 15, 2011 – Mississauga, ON (CA) @ Arrow Hall – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 16, 2011 – W. Montreal, QC (CA) @ Parc Jean Drapeau – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 17, 2011 – Hartford, CT (US) @ Comcast Theatre – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 19, 2011 – Milwaukee, WI (US) @ Marcus Amphitheater – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 20, 2011 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH (US) @ Blossom Music Center – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 21, 2011 – Camden, NJ (US) @ The Susquehanna Bank Center – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 22, 2011 – Burgettstown, PA (US) @ First Niagara Pavilion – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 23, 2011 – Uniondale, NY (US) @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Warped Tour 2011
Jul 24, 2011 – Oceanport, NJ (US) @ Monmouth Park Racetrack – Warped Tour 2011

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live ‘stache: Buckcherry to Headline The 2011 Jagermeister Music Tour

December 8, 2010 Leave a comment

The Jägermeister Music Tour kicks off January 19th in San Diego, CA and plays 26 shows across the nation in celebration of Buckcherry’s new single “It’s A Party” off of their recently released album All Night LongBuckcherry will headline and rock the 2011 Jägermeister Music Tour through February with HELLYEAH as direct support as well as ALL THAT REMAINS and The Damned Things. Each concert will also feature a local Jäger Band. Mr. Dee Jay, Brian Barr, known for delivering a great vibe and unique flavor, will spin during set changes to keep the party going.

Jagermeistermusictour.com will feature a free download of Buckcherry’s “It’s A Party” as well as exclusive band video footage from Buckcherry, HELLYEAH, ALL THAT REMAINS and The Damned Things.

Full Jagermeister Music Tour Dates
Jan 19    San Diego CA         4th and B
Jan 21    Anaheim CA           The Grove of Anaheim
Jan 22    Las Vegas NV         The Joint
Jan 23    Reno NV                Grand Sierra Resort
Jan 25    Salt Lake City UT    The Great Salt Air
Jan 27    Denver CO             Fillmore
Jan 28    Kansas City MO      Midland Theatre
Jan 29    Des Moines IA        Seven Flags Center
Jan 31    Peoria IL                East Peoria Civic Center
Feb 01    Chicago IL             Congress Theatre
Feb 02    Waterloo IA            McElroy Auditorium
Feb 04    St Louis MO            Pop’s
Feb 05    Minneapolis MN      1st Avenue
Feb 08    Youngstown OH     Covelli Center
Feb 11    Myrtle Beach SC    House of Blues
Feb 12    Baltimore MD        Rams Head Live
Feb 13    Sayerville NJ         Starland Ballroom
Feb 15    New York NY         Best Buy Theatre
Feb 16    Uncasville CT        Mohegan Sun Arena
Feb 18    Albany NY             Northern Lights
Feb 19    Philadelphia PA      Electric Factory
Feb 20    Manchester NH      Verizon Wireless Arena
Feb 22    Charlotte NC          Fillmore
Feb 23    Orlando FL             Hard Rock Live
Feb 24    Atlanta GA             Tabernacle

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A Holiday Gift from (hed) p.e.: New Tour Dates!

November 12, 2010 1 comment

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(hed) p.e. has announced they will join label mates the Kottonmouth Kings for tour dates in December. (Hed)pe is currently touring as direct support for Suicidal Tendencies. These dates are in support of their just-released album Truth Rising, which features a guest appearance from Sevendust frontman Lajon Witherspoon on the song “Stand Up”.

(hed) p.e. TOUR DATES & APPEARANCES:

Nov 02 – Sauget, IL  @ Pop’s Nightclub And Concert Venue w/ Suicidal Tendencies
Nov 03 – Columbus, OH  @ Alrosa Villa w/ Axe Murder Boys & Boondox
Nov 05 – Jacksonville, FL  @ Brewster’s Pit w/ Axe Murder Boys & Boondox
Nov 06 – Sunrise, FL  @ Spec’s – Meet-N-Greet @ 5PM
Nov 06 – Fort Lauderdale, FL  @ Culture Room w/ Axe Murder Boys & Boondox
Nov 09 – Saint Petersburg, FL  @ FYE – Meet-N-Greet @ 5PM
Nov 09 – Saint Petersburg, FL  @ State Theatre w/ Suicidal Tendencies
Nov 10 – Orlando, FL  @ The Club at Firestone w/ Suicidal Tendencies
Nov 12 – Tyler, TX  @ Clicks Billiards w/ Axe Murder Boys & Boondox
Nov 13 – Houston, TX  @ Scout Bar w/ Axe Murder Boys & Boondox
Nov 14 – Dallas, TX  @ Trees w/ Axe Murder Boys & Boondox
Nov 16 – Toledo, OH  @ Headliners w/ Axe Murder Boys & Boondox
Nov 17 – Chicago, IL  @ Metro w/ Suicidal Tendencies
Nov 18 – Omaha, NE  @ The Waiting Room w/ Axe Murder Boys & Boondox
Nov 19 – Fort Collins, CO  @ Aggie Theater w/ Axe Murder Boys & Boondox
Nov 20 – Denver, CO  @ The Summit Music Hall w/ Suicidal Tendencies
Nov 21 – Albuquerque, NM  @ Sunshine Theatre w/ Suicidal Tendencies
Nov 23 – Tucson, AZ  @ The Rock w/ Axe Murder Boys & Boondox
Dec 09 – Bakersfield, CA  @ The Dome –  w/ Kottonmouth Kings
Dec 10 – San Francisco, CA  @ Slim’s –  w/ Kottonmouth Kings
Dec 11 – Modesto, CA  @ Fat Cat –  w/ Kottonmouth Kings
Dec 16 – San Diego, CA  @ House of Blues –  w/ Kottonmouth Kings
Dec 17 – Anaheim, CA  @ The Grove of Anaheim –  w/ Kottonmouth Kings
Dec 18 – Tempe, AZ  @ Marquee Theatre –  w/ Kottonmouth Kings


COMEBACK KID: Announces Tour With Four Year Strong!

August 12, 2010 Leave a comment
Comeback Kid

In support of their August 31st release, Symptoms + Cures, Comeback Kid will be hitting the road with Four Year Strong, The Wonder Years and American Fang on the Tonight We Feel Alive Tour.

Pre-order your copy of Symptoms + Cures here.

Tonight We Feel Alive Tour Dates:
10/3 Higher Ground South, Burlington VT
10/4 Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia PA
10/5 Irving Plaza, New York NY
10/6 Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
10/7 Xtreme Wheels Skatepark, Buffalo NY
10/8 St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
10/9 Peabody’s, Cleveland OH
10/10 Bottom Lounge, Chicago IL
10/12 The Rave II, Milwaukee WI
10/13 Station 4, St. Paul MN
10/14 Granada Theater, Lawrence KS
10/15 The Summit Music Hall, Denver CO
10/16 The Complex, Salt Lake City UT
10/17 The Venue, Boise ID
10/18 El Corazon, Seattle WA
10/19 Satyricon, Portland OR
10/20 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
10/21 The Glass House, Pomona CA
10/22 House of Blues, West Hollywood CA
10/23 SOMA, San Diego CA
10/24 Nile, Theatre Mesa AZ

About the band:
Since dropping their debut full-length, 2003’s Turn It Around, COMEBACK KID has been an undeniable staple of the hardcore community. Each subsequent release has built upon the foundation of its predecessor while continually experimenting with and incorporating new musical elements from beyond the confines of modern hardcore. Five seconds into the band’s latest release, Symptoms + Cures, though, it’s made clear that this time around, COMEBACK KID has pushed their output to a new plateau.
 
Originally formed in 2000 by members of Winnipeg, Canada’s underground music scene, COMEBACK KID has amassed a catalog of four full-length international releases along with a live CD/DVD. Says vocalist Andrew Neufeldabout the band’s origins: “We wanted to keep the intensity from our other bands or those we looked up to at the time, but also took influence from ’90s skate punk and more melodic acts.” He continues: “We wanted the music to be heavy, but the vocals were meant to incorporate a bit more melody than was found in traditional hardcore. Still, I don’t think we knew how far we could go with it at the time.”
 
The band’s sophomore effort, 2005’s Wake The Dead, affirmed their position atop the heap of modern hardcore bands; however, when writing commenced for 2007’s Broadcasting…, vocalist and founding member Scott Wade announced his departure from the group, finding Neufeld abandoning his axe to take over vocal duties. But Broadcasting… didn’t miss a beat. With Neufeld more than capably filling Wade’s shoes, CBK delivered a powerful record that was undeniably COMEBACK KID while incorporating further-developed musical ideas and a more colorful vocal performance. Having delivered their pure and passionate brand of hardcore to fans around the world since 2002, COMEBACK KID released a live CD/DVD package dubbed Through The Noise in 2008. On top of accurately relaying the intensity and attitude of a CBK performance through a 17-song set list comprised of favorites from the band’s three previous releases, it also included an hour-long documentary entitled Our Distance that shared the band’s story to date. Since then, the band has dominated stages on several continents and worked on an array of other projects, musical or otherwise, all while composing the fourth COMEBACK KID record.
 
Officially dropping August 31st, Symptoms + Curesis the latest offering from the lineup currently consisting of Neufeld on vocals, founding members Kyle Profeta on drums and Jeremy Hiebert on guitar, as well as guitarist Casey Hjelmberg and bassist Matt Keil. The album is firmly rooted in the brand of hardcore that its three predecessors helped established, yet incorporates more musical layers and vocal variance than we’ve heard from the band thus far. “We really found our mesh with Andrew singing,”says Profeta about the effort. “Our last album was more of a ‘feeler.’ We were just getting in the mode of Andrew becoming our front man. With Symptoms + Cures, we’ve really found our sound with him and we’re all really excited about it.” Trademark elements of the band’s sound are abundant on Symptoms + Cures – gang vocals, half-time bridges, and tastefully-placed breakdowns among them. However, the record also features a more dynamic vocal performance than we’ve previously heard, weaving a much harsher and urgent vocal delivery with sing-able passages, not to mention new musical expansions that stray from the straight-up simplicity of hardcore. Still, these new elements only serve to enhance, not overpower, the core of COMEBACK KID’s sound – and this is assuredly a COMEBACK KID album.
 
Once the record’s been delivered to the masses, COMEBACK KID will embark on a world tour, hitting North America, Europe, Asia, and South America and sharing stages with acts like Madball, Sick Of It All, Four Year Strong, A Wilhelm Scream, Parkway Drive, Bleeding Through, and others. Says Neufeld: “It’ll be nice playing with some new bands as well as some of our hardcore heroes – bands we all really respect.” While fans will undoubtedly find much to embrace in Symptoms + Cures, it’s notable that the band members themselves believe this to be the pinnacle of their cumulative output. “It’s a good feeling that despite how long we’ve been doing this, we can still get so collectively excited about our music,” shares Neufeld. “We love doing this. There’s no better feeling for any of us than being in a room, losing our minds, and watching others lose their minds to the music.”