Radiohead has released the first ten dates of it's upcoming U.S. Tour in 2012!!! This is their first major tour in the U.S. in 4 years!
OHHHHH!!! They have been one of my favorite bands for almost 20 years! I swear, these guys are in a league all their own... Their music is inspiring, provocative, deep, and just freakin' brilliant... all with a unique style that only Radiohead can create. Plus, Thom Yorke's vocals are just sexy.
As an activist, their outspokenness of political and social issues such as human rights and the environment, only reinforce my love for the band.
I'm so excited they are coming back to the U.S.
27-Feb Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
29-Feb Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
1-Mar Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
3-Mar Houston, TX Toyota Center
5-Mar Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
7-Mar Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
9-Mar St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
11-Mar Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
13-Mar Broomfield, CO 1stBank Center
15-Mar Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
Pre-sale tickets went on sale today and as of this posting have already been Sold Out.
Tickets go on sale November 12, with the exception of the February 29 show in Tampa, FL. Those tickets go on sale November 19.
For more information go to:http://www.radiohead.com/tourdates
Though I've been trying to keep up with tweets and our FB page, I know the main blog has been a little sparse in recent months. Being multi-faceted and pursuing more than a handful of various passions in life, can get overwhelming sometimes. And for me the past several months have been quite a roller coaster...
That being said, after hearing this song, I knew I had to share it. Not only does it have a really good melody and just sounds great...but I love the lyrics.
"i'm on a journey, i've got my faithYup. Sums me up nicely...
i don't have to worry about my fate
the planets align as the will dictates
i'm writing it out as i make my way..."
I'm looking forward to checking out more music from these guys... When a single song can connect upon your first listen, chances are there's more good stuff where it came from. So discover them with me... check out www.thecommuters.com for more about the band. Sign up for their mailing list and get the 4-Song EP for FREE!
It had been a long, stressful day and I couldn't wait to kickoff my weekend. We jumped on MARTA to meet a friend of ours at the Five Points station. While my boyfriend sat beside me, all calm and chill, I was antsy for us to get going. We already drove 45 min. just to get to the nearest MARTA station, and the train wasn't moving.
It was practically empty at the time, except for 2 people sitting in front of us. A young man and young woman, sat facing each other, each of them had guitars in hand. It was hard not to overhear some of the conversation, and I was intrigued. I could tell from the way the woman spoke so passionately about music and love...from how intently her companion was listening, that something special was about to happen.
And I was right.
We had several stops before we got to our destination, and after the first few minutes, the young musicians started to play. Diggin' the strumming, I laid my head on my boyfriend's shoulder and enjoyed the music...and then...
I busted out my smartphone and started filming.
Running low on battery, after the first song, I remembered I had my camera with me and got a second video filmed.
I had decided before the first song was even over, that I had to meet them. No way I could get off that train without finding out who they were, so I could hopefully hear more music another time.
She is Atia INk and he is Joe Davis. They are awesome.
You can check out more music (without the MARTA intercom overhead) and information on the links below:
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“Consider this the 1st year, not the 13th Music Midtown”
Music goers among the southeast can rejoice for the prolonged indefinite hiatus of Music Midtown is no longer. In the 12-year trek of Music Midtown, musicians; The Pixies, The White Stripes, The Strokes, and more, performed to more than 150,000 festival-goers spanning over 7 stages for a 3-4 day duration. The festival is set to return this year on Saturday September 24 and is headlined by Coldplay and The Black Keys. Other performances include Cage The Elephant, Manchester Orchestra, Band Of Skulls, and The Constellations. Tickets will go on sale Saturday July 16 at 10:00am through Music Midtown for $55.
TREVOR FINLAY Hear music at http://www.trevorfinlay.com/
This year’s headlining artists on the three outdoor stages include: FUTUREBIRDS, CENTRO-MATIC, GUADALCANAL DIARY, CHICKASAW MUDD PUPPIES, KEVN KINNEY BAND, and JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT. Other performers include: Nappy Roots, Bruce Hampton and The Pharaoh Gummitt, Jim White, Don Chambers, Bloodkin, Thomas Hardy (of Dead Confederate), Easter Island, Oryx and Crake, Lera Lynn, Woodfangs, Klezmer Local 42, The Charlie Garrett Band, The Welfare Liners, Dodd Ferrelle, Monahan, The Knockouts, The Whiskey Gentry, Free Mountain, The John King Band, Rachel Farley Band, Lingo, Grogus, Dank Sinatra, Dr. Arvin Scott, and Rick Fowler Blues Band. All performances on the outdoor stages are open to all ages and are FREE of charge to the public.
One of the things I love about Athens is the abundance of venues that bands perform in. It is my goal to one day have seen a show at each location. Maybe with this year's “club crawl” I just might! This takes place on the Friday and Saturday nights of the festival and includes: Little King’s, Flicker Theatre, Ciné, Caledonia Lounge, Bad Manor, Farm 255, The Globe, as well as my favorites: the legendary 40 Watt Club, The Melting Point, New Earth Music Hall, Rye Bar, and The Go Bar.
Bands and artists of all genres will perform, including: Reptar, Washed Out, Modern Skirts, Five-Eight, Kuroma, The Jompson Brothers, The Corduroy Road, Jazzchronic, and more. And I definitely recommend checking out Cinemechanica, The Orkids, and Ken Will Morton!!! They are so awesome.
You can get wristbands for $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the festival. Venue age and capacity restrictions will apply and select shows will require the Athfest wristband for entry. More details can be found at www.athfest.com.
MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE
Athfest is more than just incredible live music! This festival also features KIDSFest, a juried artisan market, film events, a comedy showcase, Flagpole Music Awards, Wired Dance Festival and so much more! The experiences I've had every year I've gone have always been amazing! I never leave without discovering new bands, enjoying favorites, and getting inspired by the creative arts! And one more thing I love, is that proceeds go back to the community through support of music and arts education programs in local schools. How cool is that?!
So...I'll see ya there then?
We've got lots of exclusives to share...we're just working on a new presentation of all of it.
ALSO - Becky, Brian, and Tyler are headed out to Bonnaroo next week. And I'm going to be Athfest bound later this month.
So, hang in there and stay tuned!!! :)
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This song might just be my summer theme song. Enjoy.
On February 22, D.R.U.G.S. released their debut self-titled album to the world. Vocalist Craig Owens (ex-Chiodos), guitarist Matt Good (From First To Last), drummer Aaron Stern (Matchbook Romance), guitarist Nick Martin (Underminded), and bassist Adam Russel (Story of the Year) come together as a supergroup of sorts. Already playing a massive amount of shows, and headlining this year's AP Tour, this is one "new" band that definitely knows what they are doing. Here is the music video for their lead single, "If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is."
Escape the Fate played through their set with a great sense of charisma and prowess, definitely making obvious their origins in Las Vegas. The show itself made me feel as if I was watching a band reminiscent of Motley Crue or Def Leppard. In a day where many hard rock/heavy metal bands just stand around and headband a little, Escape the Fate uses just enough theatricality in their show to keep it interesting and give it its own personality, with plenty of audience involvement. Vocalist, Craig Mabbitt, even jumped into the crowd near the beginning of the set, breaking his in-ears used to hear the rest of the band’s instruments, but they continued on with an amount of professionalism that is not often seen in such a young band. At the end of their set, they made sure to thank the fans, letting us know that the only reason they could do what they are doing now is because of us, which a lot a bands seem to take for granted a lot. It takes a lot for a band to be mature enough to realize that fans are the sole reason they are able to keep touring and making music.
There is SO MUCH music out there! A lot of great music doesn't easily find it's way to the listener's ears as quickly as it should. With so many genres, the more of us posting, the more we can share with you.
So, it's my pleasure to introduce you guys to Tyler Alley. He is one of my dearest friends, with one of the most diverse and eclectic tastes in music I have ever experienced. LOL. No joke. We may not always agree on a song or artist, but that's ok. He has definitely opened up my ears to many new artists and genres, many whom I had never heard of before.
Ever since birth, I have enjoyed music in every form. My parents influenced my tastes a good bit, exposing me to such great artists like Yanni, Depeche Mode, Garbage, The Smashing Pumpkins, etc. It is from the sharing of their music that I also love to share the music I love with other people. Anyone that has ever ridden in a car with me will tell you that one minute we can be listening to the soothing voice of Celine Dion and immediately go straight to the shrieking vocals and down-tuned guitars of The Devil Wears Prada. I hope that by writing for the blog, people come to learn and grow in their appreciation of all different types of music, as I have over the years.
A band that likes to do things their way, Radiohead gives us an unexpected treat by releasing the album one day early. So no need to wait! The best part of the weekend is here! I'm downloading my pre-ordered copy as I write this!!! So excited!
Lotus Flower, below. Thom Yorke has got some crazy dance moves, but damnit if that voice and that music don't send tingles down my spine.
I LOVE YOU, RADIOHEAD!!!!!
|Photo Courtesy of Becky Cruz|
Do you smell that? The smell of aimlessly wandering hippies and porta-pottie lines stretching for miles are beginning to linger. The overbearing heat-rays are beginning to burn the skin and music goers across the south are rejoicing at the announcement of artists billed on Bonnaroo’s tenth year anniversary lineup. Originally a festival for jam bands and the hippie dwellers, Bonnaroo has been able to expand their genre to a wide array of diverse artists with a catalog of past performers consisting of Sigur Rós, Kanye West, Metallica, Deadmau5, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, M.I.A, and many more. For four days we are united for an unforgettable experience only attainable in Manchester, Tennessee where your looks and your life outside are the least of importance. So pack your large quantities of sunscreen, your tent (though hardly used), minimal clothing, and your love of music because Bonnaroo is coming.
Eminem • Arcade Fire • Widespread Panic • The Black Keys • Buffalo Springfield feat Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick Rosas, Joe Vitale • My Morning Jacket • Lil Wayne • String Cheese Incident • Robert Plant & Band of Joy • Mumford & Sons • The Strokes • The Decemberists •Ray Lamontagne • Bassnectar • Iron & Wine • Girl Talk • Primus • Dr. John and The Original Meters performing Desitively Bonnaroo • Alison Krauss & Union Station • Pretty Lights • Florence + the Machine • SuperJam featuring Dan Auerbach and Dr. John • Explosions in the Sky • STS9 • Gogol Bordello • Beirut • Big Boi • Scissor Sisters • Gregg Allman • Ratatat • Robyn • Warren Haynes Band • Deerhunter • Opeth • & Many More!
Radiohead are back. Similar to their previous unexpected announcement of In Rainbows, Radiohead reveal The King Of Limbs, their 8th full-length album. Entitled as the “worlds first newspaper album”, the bundled release is set for May 9th while the mp3 version is to be released this Saturday February 19th, 2011.
The bundle consists of:
- Two clear 10" vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve.
- A compact disc
- Many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together.
- The Newspaper Albums digital download is compatible with all good digital media players.
- The Newspaper Album will be shipped on Monday 9th May 2011
- The MP3 is available on Saturday 19th February 2011.
- Shipping is included in the prices shown.
- MP3 version is a 320k constant bit rate file
- WAV version is a full CD quality uncompressed digital audio file
The Messenger and In the End from the show at Philips Arena, on Jan. 23, 2011.
So excited these two songs are captured on the same video. The Messenger is definitely one of my favorite songs from their new album A Thousand Suns, while In the End is one of my old school favorites.
I remember when the band first came out with Hybrid Theory a decade ago. I played it all the time, and it got me through some significant moments. Over the years, I still listened to some Linkin Park, but not nearly as much as I used to. I had always wanted to see them LIVE but hadn't been able to before. So, I was pretty excited for the opportunity to go to this show. I knew they'd play some of my old favorites, but I was really looking forward to their newer music.
My second observation were the "bible thumpers" just outside who were telling everyone to repent. Now don't get me wrong. I don't have a problem with religion, and myself belive in God. But I was like...what in the world are these guys doing at a Linkin Park show?! Did they think they were some kind of bad influence? Ummm... Far from it! In fact, one of the things that stuck out the most to me from the show, was Linkin Park's support of Music for Relief - a group of artists, music industry professionals, and fans working together to create positive change. Their mission is to support disaster relief and reduce global warming. Is that not cool?! I thought so. I love when artists give back and help to make this world a better place.
Big on their fans, the band encourages you to post all your photos, videos, tweets, etc. of the show and tag them. I thought that was pretty cool because a lot of the shows in bigger venues don't usually allow photography and such. I myself had brought my camera, but when they couldn't locate my photo pass for the pit, I decided not to bring it in. Which ended up working out, because I got to enjoy the show more, just sitting back and watching.
One of the other cool things that Linkin Park does for their fans is give them the opportunity to download the entire LIVE show of any of their performances...EVER. They are available for purchase on their website. However, as part of A Thousand Suns tour, instructions are displayed on the projector screenson how you can get a code that allows you to download that particular show for free. So now, I can relive the experience anytime I want. Check out the player below to listen and experience with me! If they are coming to a town near you, I definitely recommend going.