By Justin CharlesAfter promising a big announcement, Green Day has announced the first leg of dates for a new North American tour, this time in support of their upcoming album trilogy ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tre!. The tour kicks off 11/26 in Seattle, and goes across the country, including a stop at the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn on 1/16, before ending in Las Vegas on 2/8. Presale tickets through Green Day’s ‘Idiot Club’ starts on September 12th at 10am, while the general on sales will begin September 14th and 15th. Check Green Day’s website for more information, and below for the complete tour dates.The band plans to release their albums periodically over the next six months, with ¡Uno! coming out September 25th, ¡Dos! following on November 13th, and ¡Tre! completing the trilogy on January 15th.11/26 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre11/27 Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center11/29 Salem, OR – Salem Armory Auditorium12/1 Sacramento, CA – Memorial Auditorium12/2 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort – Grand Theatre12/4 Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium12/10 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre1/7 Green Bay, WI – Resch Arena1/8 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena1/10 Wilkes Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena1/11 State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State1/13 Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena1/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center1/16 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center1/18 Manchester, NH – Verizon Wireless Arena1/19 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena1/21 Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center1/22 Philadelphia, PA – Liacouras Center – Temple University1/24 Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center1/25 Portland, ME – Cumberland Civic Center1/27 Quebec City, QC – Colisee Pepsi Arena1/29 Toronto, ONT – Air Canada Centre1/30 Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center, Cleveland State University2/1 Moline, IL – I Wireless Center2/2 Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum2/4 Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Arena2/6 Broomfield, CO – 1STBANK Center2/8 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
Month: March 2021
If you are going to tonight’s She & Him concert, you better not take any photos! According to the band’s manager, Zooey Deschanel and bandmate M. Ward has requested that people keep their phones in their pockets and enjoy the 3D show that the group has put together.We agree that the use of phones for filming, picture-taking, and even speaking and texting while a show is going on is becoming undeniably blatant and rude, the actual task of enforcing a rule, or request, such as this is extremely difficult (especially at a place like Central Park SummerStage).That being said, people should realize that the video they are taking probably sucks anyway, and should just own up to that fact, and look up a better video on YouTube the following day. The other night at a show, I couldn’t help but watch this guy record a video for 5 minutes, swaying back and forth, and barely got the stage in the video at all. Are you really going to watch that video, my man? You seriously had to waste your time with that, on top of blocking people’s views behind you? Because it was giving me the spins watching the screen on your phone (though I did so willingly of my accord).Unless you are a professional photographer/videographer, or have a super nice phone with great video and sound quality, chances are that your little recording session won’t be successful. Leave that stuff to the professionals and just watch the show; there is nothing more annoying than seeing a sea of phones in the air, instead of a sea of outstretched hands. Enjoy the live show that you paid good money for in person; after all, that is the point of a live show, isn’t it?
Neon Trees will celebrate the release of their new studio album, Pop Psychology, with a massive North American headline tour. The outing will kick off at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium on May 12 and include performances at The Wiltern in Los Angeles (June 14), The Complex in Salt Lake City (June 16), and New York City’s Central Park SummerStage (July 7). Smallpools and Nightmare and the Cat will open. Tickets for Central Park SummerStage will go on sale this Friday, February 21 at 11am through www.ticketmaster.com.NEON TREES SUMMER 2014 TOUR DATESSmallpools and Nightmare and the Cat supporting on all dates5/12 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium5/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE5/16 – Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues5/19 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva5/20 – Richmond, VA @ The National5/22 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore5/23 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle5/24 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre5/25 – North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues5/27 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live5/28 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor5/29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution6/1 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues6/2 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek6/4 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre6/5 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan6/9 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre6/10 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory6/11 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory6/13 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory6/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern6/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex6/17 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre6/21 – Louisville, KY @ Fourth Street Live!6/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue6/24 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre6/29 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore6/30 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall7/1 – Dewey Beach, DE @ Bottle & Cork7/3 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre7/4 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre7/7 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage7/10 – Wallingford, CT @ The Dome at Toyota Presents7/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live7/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Coming out with a new single is indie-pop and rock artist Books on Fate. The artist from San Francisco, also known as Adam Dishart, has released his newest single “Myth of Trust”, and it has definitely struck my attention.As a fan of indie-pop and rock music, I definitely took a liking to this new track from Books on Fate. The lyrics and sounds of the track are similar to those of The Smiths, dark and emotive, intriguing and at times, heart-wrenching. Everyone could use that kind of song from time to time. Books on Fate is known to “capture the alienation and wistfulness of youth” in his music, and that he surely does. It is a much different and more desirable listen to that kind of music that gives you the “feels”, opposed to popping in one of my mixed CD’s from my high school emo days. I am definitely looking for more to come from Books on Fate, for his lyrics and sound are perfect for those lonely, rainy days when all you want to do is lay in bed and listen to soft indie music.Take a listen to the newest sinlge from this indie-pop artist, below! For more information and updates on releases from Books on Fate, be sure to visit www.booksonfate.com.<a href=”http://booksonfate.bandcamp.com/album/myth-of-trust”>Myth Of Trust by Books On Fate</a>
Rumors have been swirling over the last two years that music-industry darling, Taylor Swift, was in talks to play icon Joni Mitchell in a biopic adaptation of the book Girls Like Us, which chronicles the impact of Mitchell, Carly Simon, and Carly Simon. Unfortunately, or fortunately for Mitchell, the movie will never come into fruition as the Canadian singer-songwriter has put the ol’ kibosh on the project. According to Mitchell, “I squelched that. I said to the producer, ‘All you’ve got is a girl with high cheekbones.’ It’s just a lot of gossip, you don’t have the great scenes. There’s a lot of nonsense about me in books….assumptions, assumptions, assumptions.”No worries though, if biopics are your thing, then you can look forward to a slew of ones currently being made in similar fashion to the way that Marvel dishes superhero movies out to the public. Currently in the works are biopics on Guns ‘n’ Roses, Hank Williams, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, N.W.A., Elton John, and more.[via NME]
Earlier this month, Phil Lesh announced that he would be honoring the 50th anniversary of The Grateful Dead at his own venue, Terrapin Crossroads, by playing sets that pay tribute to individual years in the band’s career. The 1965 and 1966 shows will be held on January 2nd and 3rd, respectively, with a full set of music devoted to the band’s formative years.Now, Lesh has revealed the plans for his 1967 and 1968 shows. A full show from 1967 will be played on January 16th, with Stu Allen, Ross James, Grahame Lesh, Danny Eisenberg and Alex Koford. Meanwhile, the 1968 show will be played on January 29th, with Stu Allen, Jeff Chimenti, Grahame Lesh, Ezra Lipp and Alex Koford.Tickets are available at the venue’s box office, and will be available on their official website soon.
Ultra Music Festival just wrapped up its 17th year in Miami. In the past several years, Ultra has felt like a skippable event, in-between the hundreds of other parties going on during Miami Music Week. It was not uncommon to hear that the ‘real parties’ were at hotel pools or late night after hours, that Ultra was for ‘the kids’ – the mainstream stuff. But any real dance music fan that missed Ultra this year made a huge mistake, as Ultra has reclaimed its throne as the can’t miss dance music event of the year.The biggest and most welcome change this year saw an 18+ age limit in place, which, along with an increased presence of police and staff, made the whole event feel safer. It didn’t feel like a playground. The drug use wasn’t blatant. People weren’t dropping like flies. You didn’t feel too old to be there, and it helped the overall enjoyment of the festival. The process of entering and exiting was smooth too.Musically, a common complaint about Ultra is that the line-ups focus on the same handful of mainstream headliners – Avicii, David Guetta, Tiesto, Afrojack, and Swedish House Mafia guys – and all of those DJs performed in prominent main stage headline slots. But lineups at other stages (there’s 8 in all) are mini-festivals within themselves. You could post up at one stage all day and still feel like you’ve gotten your money’s worth, with all-star line ups focusing on venues like house, trance, or trap.The festival’s newest stage, Resistance, exemplified this completely. DJs performed atop a huge Burning Man-esque tower, which shot fire balls into the air from all angles. It was a true 360 degree stage – with full sound, lights, and pyro from all angles, all the way around. Throughout the weekend, this stage was home to some of the deeper artists – artists like Maceo Plex, Guy Gerber, Joris Voorn, Dixon, Jamie Jones, and a 2 hour set of Claude Von Stroke and Green Velvet’s new Get Real project. This stage felt like a real gift to all of those who may be turned off by the pop music stylings of the main stage; to those who may have wanted to avoid cameos by Justin Bieber or Arianna Grande.But wasn’t all – Ultra’s megastructure returned, hosting two days of Carl Cox and Friends, as well as Armin Van Buuren’s A State of Trance on the final stage. This huge tent, adorned with dozens of LED screens all throughout the roof, is visually stunning, and featured some incredible sets throughout the weekend. Wisely, many artists on this stage received extended sets – Carl Cox, Loco Dice, and Marco Corola, each got 2 hours. Armin and Prydz each had 1.5. This is another mini-festival within one stage, completely worth the price of admission.And all of this is just scratching the surface. The live stage had guys like Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Porter Robinson, and Kygo; Ultra Korea was a dubstep haven with Excision, 12th Planet, Zeds Dead, etc.; Skrillex’s OWSLA label held down a stage with a surprise performance from What So Not. All of this, and we haven’t even touched upon the main stage – because you know what happened there. But there was just so much more at Ultra this year – so maybe consider skipping a pool party or two next year.
Today, June 30th, marks the release of Slightly Stoopid’s eighth studio effort, Meanwhile… Back At The Lab. Their first new album since 2012 is a fun one, showcasing a group that is having fun simply by making music.As Stoopid has been a mainstay in the live music scene for twenty years, L4LM is honored to premiere a track from the new album. Below, listen to an alternate version of the track “Rolling Stone” from Meanwhile… Back At The Lab, which features Karl Denson on trumpets.Slightly Stoopid’s new album Meanwhile… Back At The Lab is available at all major retail outlets. The album features sit-ins from Denson, Ian Neville (Dumpstaphunk), and Marshall Goodman (Sublime).The band is also planning to kick off a major summer tour, called “Everything Is Awesome”, on July 8th, including a stop at the beautiful Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia with The Dirty Heads and The Expendables on July 10th!If this track is any indication, you’ll definitely want to see Slightly Stoopid when they come to town! Enjoy!Meanwhile… Back At The Lab tracklist:1. Dabbington2. This Version3. The Prophet4. Hold It Down5. Fades Away6. F*ck You7. Time You Wait8. Rolling Stone9. Guns In Paradise10. Come Around11. Call Me Crazy12. One Bight Day13. Life Rolls On14. What Your Friends Say
Among the highlights of last weekend’s Brooklyn Comes Alive festival was the Stratosphere All-Stars set at Verboten! Joined by Disco Biscuits bassist Marc Brownstein and RAQ keyboardist Todd Stoops, the up and coming supergroup rocked their way through a provocative set that included a number of Biscuits covers and some guest vocal work from the ever-energetic Hayley Jane.The band features drummer Mike Greenfield (Lotus) and guitarist Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine), anchoring the lineup that also performed just one week prior at Catskill Chill. This time, however, the band played a handful of Biscuits songs, including a 28-minute version of “Little Lai”, as well as “Humuhumunukunukuapua’a” and “Home Again”. This was one groovin’ dance party that we won’t soon forget!Listen to the set in full below, and download the whole thing here.Be on the lookout for more new material from the Stratosphere crew, as Rezak tells us the group is working on a studio EP and planning a lot more tour dates in the future! If this set was any indication, expect big things from the Stratosphere All-Stars.Setlist: Stratosphere All-Stars at Brooklyn Comes Alive, Brooklyn, NY – 9/26/15One Set: Little Lai -> Jan Jan, Home*, Humuhumunukunukuapua’a*, Hey You* -> Home Again**w/ Hayley Jane[Cover Photo by Djivan Schapira]
UPDATE 10/1/15 3:15 PM: The mascot has accepted the invitation! He looks forward to raging with the band at the Rabbit Hole in Charlotte on 10/14.***Yesterday news broke that a Charlotte man was arrested after allegedly stealing a mascot uniform and wearing it around the city for a wild night on the town. The man, Joe Gillespie, “raged” the night away dressed as local minor league baseball mascot “Homer”. While nursing his hangover the next day police showed up at his door and charged Joe with two felonies.Funk act Pigeons Playing Ping Pong heard this news and decided to give Joe a shot at redemption with a chance to be the band’s mascot at their upcoming show in Charlotte at the Rabbit Hole on 10/14. The band has taken to Facebook hoping to find Joe and rage with him, legally dressed in a mascot costume.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong began their fall tour last night in Greensboro, NC. Tonight, they head to Barrelhouse South in Savannah, GA. Check out the rest of their tour dates here.