Tyler, the Creator twittered a link to Odd Future’s tumblr that had tourdates and release dates. Tourdates include a Columbus, Ohio, September 12th show. full listing of tourdates at the bottom of this post.
Domo Genesis is dropping a mixtape with the motherfucking Alchemist on August 1st called No Idols. Above is a song from that tape called Elimination Chamber that features Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples and Action Bronson.
On October 2nd, Mellowhype will drop their new album Numbers. Hear a brand new jawn from Hodgy Beats & Left Brain called “La Bonita”.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably already a Great White fan or at least a fan of the ‘80s hair metal genre. And, if that’s the case, you probably already know that last year singer Jack Russell had a falling out with the other members of Great White (guitarist Mark Kendall, drummer Audie Desbrow, keyboardist Michael Lardie) and depending on who is telling the truth, either Jack fired the other members or the other members fired Jack. That stuff will all, most likely, be settled in a court of law, but the result is that there are now two versions of Great White out there. Jack, for the time being, is on the short-end and has to call his band Jack Russell’s Great White while the other guys recruited Terry Illous (XYZ) to sing on Elation which was released, under the name Great White, last month by Frontier Records.
Jack Russell’s Great White is hitting the road this summer, headlining the America Rocks tour which also features Faster Pussycat, Bulletboys, Pretty Boy Floyd and Lillian Axe. The America Rocks tour hits the Columbia Music Arena in Portsmouth on Wednesday night ($20/advance) and the Alrosa Villa in Columbus on Friday night ($28/advance).
I’m a HUGE fan of the ‘80s hair metal genre and anytime I get the chance to talk to somebody I grew up lip-synching to in front of my bedroom mirror as a teenager, it’s a thrill. Talking to Jack was no different – the 17-year-old me was pulling a Chris Farley interviewing Paul McCartney (“Remember when you toured with Whitesnake? Remember you played in Cleveland? I was there. It was AWESOME!”).
Rebecca will be touring a bit in July and will make a stop in Columbus at Double Happiness. See dates below:
07/20/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
07/21/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Rock Shop Brooklyn
07/22/12 – Somerville, MA – Radio Bar
07/26/12 – Washington, DC – Black Cat DC
07/27/12 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
07/28/12 – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
07/29/12 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
Two days after the July 10 release of Swing Lo Magellan on Domino Records, the Dirty Projectors will return to the Wexner Center. Montreal’s Purity Ring opens.Update: Purity Ring is now playing the Forecastle Fest instead (Wex opener TBD), but you can catch Purity Ring in Columbus at Ace of Cups on Sept. 17.
The Dirty Projectors’ last show at the Wex performance space ranks as one of my favorite Wexner Center shows of all time.
The Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) fronted Puscifer has added a number of summer 2012 tour dates in support of Conditions of My Parole.
Tickets for all the shows go on sale this Friday.
June 9 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival
June 11 – Tampa, FL – Ferguson Hall @ Tampa Performing Arts Center
June 12 – Miami, FL – Olympia Theatre @ Gusman Performing Arts Center
June 13 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
June 15 – Baltimore, MD – Lyric Opera House
June 16 – Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre
June 17 – Reading, PA – Soverign Performing Arts Center
June 18 – Richmond, VA – The National
June 20 – Buffalo, NY – Riviera Theatre
June 21 – Columbus, OH – LC Indoor Pavilion
June 24 – St. Paul, MN – River’s Edge Festival
June 27 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
June 28 – San Antonio, TX – Lila Cockrell Theatre
June 30 – Prescott, AZ – Yavapai College Performance Arts Center
Best Coast is set to hit the road in support of their new album The Only Place which will be released May 15th on Mexican Summer. The Only Place is produced by Jon Brion(Kanye West, Fiona Apple). Bethany Cosentino once again handles the songwriting and rhythm guitar duties & multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno mans lead guitar, bass and drums on this album. There is a Columbus date 7/23 @ the Newport Music Hall.
“Dude, I love that one song, you know, the ‘Copacetic’ song. Yeah man, I LOVE Local H.”
I imagine this conversation happens a lot in large part due to the blessing/curse of radio stations becoming fixated on 1996’s “Bound for the Floor” (did you even know that was the title of the ‘Copacetic’ song?) and, for all intents and purposes, making Local H a “one-hit wonder” despite the fact that the duo (Scott Lucas and Brian St.Clair) have been pumping out albums at a steady pace ever since then. Sure, they’ve had a bit of radioplay/success with songs like “All the Kids Are Right”, “High-Fiving MF”, “Eddie Vedder”, “California Songs”, etc., but call CD102.5 or 99.7 and request a Local H song and you’re most likely going to hear “Bound for the Floor”.
Local H is currently putting the finishing touches on their 7th full length, Hallelujah! I’m a Bum, which will hit shelves this year. In preparation of that release, the duo is road testing songs and we should get to preview a number of those on Friday night at The Basement. Don’t expect a ton of deep cuts, so far on this tour they’ve been playing new stuff and greatest hits type material but you never know what they’re going to be pulling out so expect the unexpected.
Scott Lucas’s other band (don’t call it a side project!), Scott Lucas and the Married Men, will also be releasing new material in 2012 – Blood Half Moon is due out in June and you can download the title track here.
Scott Lucas and the Married Men will return to Columbus on June 17 for a show at The Summit, the same venue they played in February 2010. Check out their DonewaitingTV session here.
Is this the band that all the Mumford & Sons and The Civil Wars fans will be talking about by the end of summer? Certain tastemakersseem to think so and if this song is any indication as to what the band’s full length (due in July) sounds like, it’s very possible that 2012 is the year of Milo Greene.
College kids and minivan driving soccer moms (of which my wife is one) eat up this kind of music, stuff that you don’t hear on the “pop” stations but a far cry from the “alternative rock” of my college days (early ’90s). The pretty male/female vocals, the jangly interplay between acoustic and electric guitars and the strong close (at least on “1957”, which sounds nothing like a song from that year) make Milo Greene instantly appealing and worthy of keeping your eyes and ears on.
The band spent part of 2011 opening for The Civil Wars and will embark on their own headlining tour starting in May with a couple of Civil Wars support dates and an appearance at Lollapalooza thrown in for good measure: Continue reading →