The Black Angels Premiere New Single “Evil Things”; Announce Spring Tour Dates

Psychadelic rock band The Black Angels are touring their butts off this spring. They’re a can’t-miss at the Austin Psych Fest at the end of April, but if you can’t make it out to the Lonestar State…well…they’re probably playing somewhere closer to you. The Austin, Texas-based foursome are set to release their fourth full-length album Indigo Meadow on April 2nd, recorded with producer John Congleton (David Byrne & St. Vincent, Clinic, Explosions In The Sky). In the meantime, they’re debuting the first single off the album, “Evil Things,” right now! And you can check it out here!  (more…)

Noise Pop 21 Kicks Off Tonight! – Opening Night Party at Rickshaw Stop, featuring Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth

The annual Noise Pop Music Festival in San Francisco is set to kick off tonight! The Opening Night Party for this independent culture expo will be at Rickshaw Stop on Fell Street, featuring Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. Gordon’s new experimental group Body/Head, a collaboration with noise aficionado Bill Nace, is set to headline the kickoff show tonight (I know, calling Gordon’s music experimental at this point is a bit redundant). So head down to Fell Street in a few hours and get ready for a cacophony of experimental noise. These two music/noise revolutionaries will be supported by Horsebladder, Burmese, and Noel von Harmonson. Tickets only available at the door (we recommend showing up early). For more info, follow the jump: (more…)

Primus Announces Spring Tour…in 3D!

Les Claypool and the boys are back! Primus recently announced a spring tour, featuring a 3D-enhanced live musical performance and two sets per evening. This tour is being promoted as a full-on psychedelic experience. Primus teamed with 3D Live from Burbank, CA to create original 3D content for the tour. Audience members will be given 3D glasses in order to fully experience a visual and audio performance like no other. The band broke its 11-year studio hiatus with the release of Green Naugahyde last September, and apparently they haven’t satiated that creative itch just yet (like that’s even possible with these guys. I mean, we’re talking about Les Claypool after all). Follow the jump for full tour dates and more info: (more…)

Dropkick Murphys’ New Album ‘SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD’ Released Today; Tour Begins Feb. 21st

The Dropkick Murphys aren’t stopping. In fact, they seem to be picking up steam. It’s a new year, which means March is just around the corner, and these New England boys plan on taking full advantage of the Irish holidays. The Boston-based rock band released their new studio album, SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD, today via Born and Bred Records. Learn more about the new album, as well as tour information (sorry, no CA dates yet), after the jump… (more…)

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Live Review: Petty Fest West @ El Rey Theater 11/14

Change your plans for tonight! I have one word for you: Charity! That’s what this is all about. But that’s a cause that’s even easier to get behind when you’re partying with some of the biggest names in music and entertainment. Johnny Depp, Ke$ha, Sarah Silverman…do I have your attention yet? Petty Fest West at El Rey Theater last night was a cavalcade of all your favorite Petty hits, performed by all the exceptional artists we expected, and plenty we didn’t see coming. Learn more about Petty Fest West and last night’s show after the jump, and if you missed it last night, do the selfless thing and party in Hollywood tonight! (more…)

James Iha Premieres New Album “Look To Sky”, Live Stream on Team Coco RIGHT NOW!

James Iha is set to release his first new solo album in 15 years, Look to Sky, next Tuesday, September 18th. If that seems too far off, don’t worry! You can listen to it RIGHT NOW! Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco is streaming the entire album a week before it’s release. Iha is best known as a co-founding member and longtime guitarist for Smashing Pumpkins, as well as guitarist for the super-group A Perfect Circle, and producer for bands such as Cat Power and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Look to Sky was produced by James and Nathan Larson of Shudder To Think and features special guests Karen O and Nick Zinner of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara, Nina Persson of the Cardigans, Fountain Of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger and Tom Verlaine, frontman of New York rock band Television. Follow the jump for more album info and tour dates… (more…)

Live Stream of The Whigs’ New Album ENJOY THE COMPANY, Band Announces Fall Tour Dates

Athens, GA trio The Whigs are set to release their fourth full-length album, Enjoy the Company, on September 18th. Produced by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr, Son Volt, Sonic Youth) in the solitude of Dreamland Studios, a historic church in rural Woodstock, New York, Enjoy the Company is the band’s first record for New West Records. The album features ten tracks of pure celebratory rock and roll. Follow the jump for tour dates, and a LIVE STREAM of the new album! (more…)