If you’ve been to Mayhem before, you know it’s an all day shred fest! Starting June 6th, you and several friends can shred together for a very low price with the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL “Devil of A Good Time” offer!
This offer features your choice of paying JUST $66 for a 6-pack of lawn tickets, or $69 for a pair of tickets in the reserved section (plus fees)! This offer begins on Thursday, June 6th at 9:00am local time and ends on Sunday, June 9th at 9:00am local time.
NOT PARTICIPATING: Boise, ID / Mountain View, CA / Bangor, ME / Boston, MA. Check your local listings for more information.
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. You can pre-order Zero at http://myplay.me/1195.
“Just to give everyone a bit of insight on the concept behind the record — Zero, at its core, is a story of good and evil,” explains HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS drummer Eron Bucciarelli. “The setting is a dystopian future where a totalitarian corporation has risen to power in the wake of a disaster, “The Fires”. Zero is an account of the events from the perspective of the main character in the story, “Baker”. The album’s track listing is based upon those events.”
Eron continues, “The story takes place in 2017 — or so THEY would like you to believe. In reality, the year is 2015. The people know little, they’re angry, and they know something isn’t right; that they’ve been lied to! Life used to be so nice, they used to be kids – driving around with friends, listening to music – no cares in the world. And as bad as things would sometimes get back then, they are nothing in comparison to what the people are experiencing now. This is only the tip of the iceberg. To delve deeper into the story, you’ll have to delve deeper into Zero.”
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.
Zero, a concept album which will serve as the band’s 5th full-length album, is produced by Brian Virtue (30 Seconds To Mars, Chevelle, Audioslave) and promises to be the band’s most ambitious record yet! This album is set to shatter all previous records and add to the already 1.7 million albums that the band has sold in the U.S. alone. Zero poses a theme that, no matter how hard life gets or how many seemingly insurmountable odds you may encounter, everyone can get a fresh start. This theme is set against a dystopian, war-ravaged background.
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
HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS is:
Mark McMillon – Guitar
Micah Carli – Guitar
JT Woodruff – Guitar/Vocals
Matt Ridenour – Bass
Eron Bucciarelli – Drums
Learn more about HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS here:
Some badass news…
RISE RECORDS announced the signing of legendary hardcore band 7 SECONDS to its family of artists. Forming in Reno, NV in January 1980, 7 Seconds was the originator of the West Coast Hardcore sound that influenced just about every hardcore band including; Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits and modern day bands like Title Fight and American Nightmare. It is safe to say the band helped start the “Youth Crew” sound. Releasing an EP called “Walk Together, Rock Together” in 1985 officially put them on the map. Their positive lyrical content influenced so many youths over the years and they weren’t afraid to push the envelope.
Staying tried and true to their sound, 7 Seconds is back in full effect with a ton of new songs for a 7” and shortly after that, a new full length album. The guys will be heading into the studio this summer in Sacramento to begin the recording process. Amazingly enough, the band still has its original 3 members from 1982: Kevin Seconds, Steve Youth and Troy Mowat, plus Bobby Adams, who has been with the band since 1986. Kevin Seconds, the singer and songwriter, had this to say about the new 7” and forthcoming album, “we have about 20 new songs that we’ll record the best 13 songs from. This new record will be all about the energy and drive we still very much possess as a hardcore band. It’s been 9 long years since we’ve recorded a new album so there’s a great deal of urgency in them, with just the right mixture of both fast and mid-tempo tunes for people to sink their teeth into.“
The next few years will be exciting times for 7 Seconds and Rise Records; lots of new music, tours and talks of re-releasing back catalog for a special edition vinyl box-set. More rumors include the possible recording of their first 20 songs written in 1979 in which only 3 were recorded using a hand held tape recorder.
Once they bombed them; now they are building museums to honor them. Tapped as Afrobeat founding father Fela Kuti’s chosen successor, Femi Kuti has fought for his own voice and for his family’s freedom. On a tide of growing international recognition, Femi has broken the chains that bound Afrobeat, adding his own vision and restoring his father’s legacy to its proper place.
Femi’s voice rings out triumphant on No Place for My Dream (Knitting Factory Records; June 25, 2013). With astounding musicianship, well-honed grooves, and a sound he’s made his own, Femi has defied local authorities and the rigors of his own upbringing to break free musically and speak truth to power.
“I knew I never wanted to be just like my father,” exclaims Femi, “I was being groomed to be like my father, even in the way I dressed. That wasn’t what I wanted. I needed something more challenging. I wanted to break away.”
Femi has struck the perfect balance between respect for his father’s groundbreaking, genre-establishing musical achievements and political outspokenness, and an intense commitment to his own vision and work. Horns sparkle and growl with striking precision (“No Place for My Dream”). Sinuous keys and bright bursts of percussion (“Action Time”), shifting tempos and hard-hitting, complex rhythms weave together, a vivid counterpoint to Femi’s strong, soulful tenor voice (“Nothing to Show for It”).
This heat will be in full force as Femi and his band tour the U.S. and Canada this summer.
Check out the youtube video for the single “The World Is Changing” here.
Yo, what’s up Tracks fans? It’s been a while since we’ve put out some great interviews that you know you’ll get from Moe Train’s Tracks. However, we just dug deep, deep into the recesses of the MTT archives, and unearthed some amazing interviews.
We’ve been in the studio all day, revisiting our raw interviews with the insane Oderus Urungus/Dave Brockie from GWAR, Bullet for my Valentine, Walls of Jericho, and All That Remains. By the way, the interview with GWAR is without a doubt the wildest, strangest, most fucked up interview that the Tracks have ever done since their inception in 2007.
Be on the lookout on moetrainstracks.com for all of these… the best, and most entertaining interviews you’ll see and hear anywhere.
PS – BY THE WAY, KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR MTT AT A FESTIVAL OR CONCERT NEAR YOU.
To be continued.
Based on a True Story, the second studio album by American pop punk band The Starting Line will be released on vinyl on June 25 via Shop Radio Cast. The double LP will be released in three different variants, including an exclusive clear/white smoke version that will be sold in Hot Topic stores.
Based on a True Story was originally released in 2005 via Drive-Thru Records/Geffen and peaked at #18 on the Billboard Top 200.
Vinyl Pressing Details:
- Double LP with D Side film canister etching featuring a double print center label.
- Center label features a 2 color process, silver ink
- First pressing is on clear variants, enhancing the double printed center label. Future represses will not include the double printed center label or clear vinyl.
- Housed in a gatefold jacket with 11 x 22 insert
500 – Clear with Black Smoke (SRC Exclusive)
500 – Clear with White Smoke (Hot Topic Exclusive)
1250 – Clear
Making Love to the Camera
Inspired by the $
Stay Where I Can See You
Cut! Print It
To pre-order: http://www.shopradiocast.com/products/The-Starting-Line-%252d-Based-On-A-True-Story-2XLP.html
Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires Of The City has entered the U.S. album chart at #1, selling nearly 135,000 copies since its May 14 release on XL Recordings.
This is the second time Vampire Weekend has achieved such an historic feat: Its sophomore album Contra also debuted at #1 in 2010, making this the first time an independent rock band has entered at #1 with two consecutive releases.
Modern Vampires Of The City also shatters the previous record for first week vinyl sales, moving nearly 10,000 units on vinyl alone and debuting at #1 on the Soundscan Vinyl Charts. Additionally, the band charted #1 at Indie, Alternative, Digital and of course the top 200.
Siren Mountain Jam announced the daily performance schedule for its June 21-22, 2013 debut event at High Country Fairgrounds in Boone, NC. Featuring music and art by women, the Siren Mountain Jam invites everyone to enjoy two days of music, healing arts, workshops, visual arts and more in beautiful Western North Carolina.
Performing at the festival on Friday, June 21st, is ten-time Grammy nominee and fearless bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, with genre-bending duo Rising Appalachia, Toshi Reagon, Melissa Reaves and more. On Saturday, June 22nd, multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne is joined by gritty singer-songwriter Michelle Malone, Melissa Reaves, The Swayback Sisters, and more. A full daily schedule can be found on the Siren Mountain Jam website at www.sirenmountainjam.com.
An array of healing and performing arts will also be prominently featured and offered at Siren Mountain Jam. From fire spinning, belly dancing, Zumba, and hula hooping to massage, herbal teachings, and yoga, attendees are invited to experience and enjoy a diverse mix of alternative teachings and activities.
Produced by women, and featuring women musicians, artisans, healing artists, non-profit organizations and chefs, Siren Mountain Jam is a celebration of women’s contributions to the arts. All are welcome and invited to enjoy a weekend of arts, nature, relaxation and fun in an Appalachian mountain setting.
Siren Mountain Jam is a family friendly festival with a limited number of tent and RV camping spaces available. Advance general admission 2-day passes are currently available for $75 (but will increase to $85 on June 1st and $100 on June 21st). Advance single day tickets are also available for $40 for Friday and $50 for Saturday (prices will increase to $50 and $60 respectively at the gate). Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. Limit 2 kids per adult. On-site weekend tent camping is available for $25 per person. Tickets for the festival and camping are currently on sale and can be purchased by visiting: http://www.sirenmountainjam.com/buy-tickets
CONFIRMED ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Lisa Baldwin & Dave Haney
The Mountain Laurels
SIREN MOUNTAIN JAM 2013
FRIDAY, JUNE 21ST, – SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND
HIGH COUNTRY FAIRGROUNDS, BOONE, NC
TICKETS: Advance 2-Day $75 (on-sale now) / Regular 2-Day $85 (on-sale June 1 – June 20) / Gate $100 (on-sale June 21) / Advance 1-Day Friday $40 / Regular 1-Day Friday $50 (on sale June 1 – June 21) / Advance 1-Day Saturday $50 / Regular 1-Day Saturday (on sale June 1 – June 22)
PURCHASE TICKETS: https://sirenmountainjam.webconnex.com/sirenmountainjam
FESTIVAL WEBSITE: http://sirenmountainjam.com/
Interlocken has revealed more details about its inaugural festival set to take place September 5 – 8 at Oak Ridge Farm at the foot of the Blue Ridge in Central Virginia, a mere 35 miles south of Charlottesville, approximately 100 miles from both Washington, DC, and Richmond, VA, and a six-hour drive from both New York City and Atlanta, GA.
Unique in its take on the modern music festival, Interlocken will feature a smaller amount of bands playing longer sets on multiple days, and will also create exclusive and historical collaborations throughout the weekend. Interlocken’s two main stages will feature full two-hour sets that will run seamlessly from one to the other without breaks between performances, giving the audience a unique and singular experience, as the music will be continuous throughout the weekend.
Festival organizers are excited to confirm that Widespread Panic will perform on two of the four nights, with one set featuring a special collaboration with John Fogerty performing his classic songs from the Creedence Clearwater Revival era. Furthur is confirmed to play on three of the four nights, with one set featuring an exclusive performance of Workingman’s Dead, the Grateful Dead’s classic fifth record, originally released in 1970. The Black Crowes will perform on two of the four nights, while The String Cheese Incident will also play on two of the four, with one featuring the debut collaboration of the Zac Brown Incident, with Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band, a bold, one-time-only, experiment by two artists who are masters of their craft and have built loyal fan-bases by touring consistently and creating memorable experiences for their audience every time they hit the stage.
Interlocken, is a 4-day music festival, with an emphasis on world class music, locally sourced food and sustainability. Artist pre-sale tickets will be available beginning May 22 at 10am EST and general “early bird” tickets will go on sale May 23 at 10am EST. All Tickets will be sold via interlockenfestival.com.
Interlocken was created by industry veterans Dave Frey and Peter Shapiro. Frey founded the HORDE Festival while Shapiro owned New York City’s historic rock club, “Wetlands Preserve.” He also produced U2′s award-winning film U23D and currently publishes Relix Magazine as well as being the proprietor of Brooklyn Bowl and The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY. With the pedigree of these two producers, Interlocken is set to be one of the country’s most unique and dynamic events. Frey and Shapiro’s sense for innovation and creativity together with the backdrop of this beautiful setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains is certain to make for an unforgettable weekend.
Interlocken was named for traditions central to both Frey and Shapiro: The inter-locking performances presented at Wetlands and the continuous uninterrupted music featured between the two stages at HORDE. Interlocken’s conceptual theme will touch all elements of the event: “when something ends, another begins.” This simple yet powerful ethos of sustainability will be integrated into camping, lodging, food, drink, transport offerings as well as specialized onsite activities.
“Most festivals these days are trying to be everything to everyone — very eclectic with an emphasis on a large number of artists in various genres,” says Shapiro. “With Interlocken, we want to break away from that mold and create something more identifiable and distinct.”
After looking at several sites around the US, Frey and Shapiro decided upon Oak Ridge in Nelson County for its majestic beauty, size and proximity to Charlottesville. Its infrastructure and acreage allow it to naturally accommodate mass gatherings. The estate has 4,800-plus-acres and is privately owned; it was originally deeded to two Bristol merchants by the King of England. The most well-known owner was Thomas Ryan, a Wall Street financier, who used the property as a rural retreat and built a professional sized steeplechase racetrack for his horses and a private railroad station. After the Holland family purchased Oak Ridge in 1989, John C. Holland, Jr. placed high priority on restoring the Oak Ridge racetrack using reclaimed building materials. The festival will take place on that racetrack, which is the length of six football fields.
The town of Arrington in Nelson County has a stop sign, a post office, a general store and a recycling center. Over the past 10 years, local craft breweries and, most recently, local hard cider distilleries, have joined several local wineries — some dating back to the Thomas Jefferson era. Nelson County is a well-known destination for the outdoor recreation enthusiast and is becoming a hotbed of locally made small-batch craft spirits. The festival will offer general camping in the stunning surrounding Blue Ridge area as well as VIP camping inside the concert site.
“We are very excited to welcome the Interlocken festival to Oak Ridge,” says Oak Ridge owner Rhonda Holland. “Several concert promoters have approached us in the past about using the track. We have always been concerned about the impact that this would have on the surrounding community and the land. Dave and Peter have a history of caring about the communities and land where they produce events. We look forward to working with the Interlocken team for many years to come.”
Since both Frey and Shapiro have a strong history of running environmentally conscious organizations, Interlocken will be a particularly green undertaking, utilizing carbon offsetting, locally sourced food, recycling programs and many more initiatives. The festival has engaged a person closely associated with the property who is a local sustainable food provider to help Interlocken source food, beverages and services from Central Virginia.
“As a life-long concert goer, Peter has a fan-first approach to the events he produces and I think his audiences respond to that as they feel his respect and generosity,” says Frey. “He creates events that he would want to attend himself, and that really sets them apart from everything else out there.”
Philip H. Anselmo will take to the road for his first-ever solo tour, “Technicians of Distortion,” which will kick off July 31 in Tulsa, OK. On this tour, Anselmo will be joined by his back up band The Illegals – guitarist Marzi Montazeri, bassist Steve Taylor, and Jose Manual Gonzalez on drums. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 23 – log onto http://www.thehousecorerecords.com/ > ARTISTS for ticketing information.
Technicians of Distortion is in support of Anselmo’s upcoming solo release, Walk Through Exits Only, due out July 16 (Housecore Records/Megaforce) and will take the group to a total of sixteen important markets over a three-week period. Warbeast, who are signed to Anselmo’s Housecore Record label and just released their new album Destroy (produced by Anselmo), along with industrial doom and drone metal one-man band Author and Punisher, will provide support on all dates.
“It is an incredible pleasure to do my first solo tour with my brothers in Warbeast and to introduce the mighty Author and Punisher to the Exrteme Music audience properly,” said Anselmo. “This is a killer program of insane variety, so come out and support the gigs!!!!”
Fans can expect a hard-core, stripped-down production that is focused on a set list that will include all songs on Walk Through Exits Only as well as lots of extras.
With one additional date to be announced, the confirmed itinerary for the Technicians of Distortion tour is as follows:
31 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
2 Wooly’s, Des Moines, IA
3 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
4 House of Blues, Chicago, IL
6 House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
7 The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
9 Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
10 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ONT Canada
11 Heavy MTL Festival, Montreal, QC Canada
13 The Palladium, Worcester, MA
14 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
16 Best Buy Theatre, New York, NY
17 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
18 The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
20 The Masquerade – Heaven Stage, Atlanta, GA