Saturday 23 July 2016

Blue Öyster Cult @ The Academy. Dublin. 28 July 2016 - Presented by DME Promotions

Blue Oyster Cult will make their first ever Irish appearance at Dublin’s The Academy on Thursday, 28th July 2016. Tickets are €40 incl. booking fee and available from, outlets nationwide & Sound Cellar. Check out the event page on Facebook for further info: Blue Oyster Cult 'Agents Of Fortune' 40th Anniversary Show - The Academy, Dublin - 28th July 2016.

The band will play the "Agents Of Fortune" set from 8.00 - 9.00pm. Following a short intermission they will continue with a "Classic" set from 9.20 - 10.30pm.

Tickets are still available.

Friday 22 July 2016

SHONEN KNIFE Celebrates Their 35th Year With An U.S. Tour

It's been 35 years since their debut in Osaka, Japan and this Fall, legendary pop punk queens SHONEN KNIFE will return to North America in support of their latest album release Adventure on Western NY's Good Charamel Records. The 29 date 2016 North American Tour begins October 4th in San Diego and continues through November 14th in New Jersey including a performance at NYC’s The Knitting Factory.

While Japanese culture has seen growing interest in the Western World as of late, SHONEN KNIFE has enjoyed sharing their ever-evolving career for decades, touring the world with rock royalty such as Nirvana, Sonic Youth, BMX Bandits and Redd Kross. With incendiary and icon-building appearances on Lollapalooza, MTV’s 120 Minutes, Beavis & Butthead as well as a well-received tribute to The Carpenters where they covered "Top of the World", Shonen Knife have secured their rock solid cult status as they march into the future.

The 2016 Adventure album release has already seen the band on tours of Europe and Japan with outstanding reviews. Classic Rock Magazine proclaimed, "Cartoony, authentic, moving and daft, and the true heirs to the Ramones, Shonen Knife are just great." MAGNET Magazine added, "After 35 years, Shonen Knife is still firing on all punk-andgarage-infused six cylinders on the girl trio’s new Adventure album."

This Fall's set lists will draw from the band’s entire career, with material from the band’s earliest releases to the edgier sound of today's Shonen Knife.

Shonen Knife Live Dates:

Date City, State City 10/04 San Diego, CA The Casbah 10/05 Los Angeles, CA The Bootleg Theater 10/06 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge 10/07 San Jose, CA The Ritz 10/08 Portland, OR Dante’s 10/09 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern 10/11 Missoula, MT Monk’s 10/12 Billings, MT Pub Station 10/13 Denver, CO Marquis Theater 10/15 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar 10/16 St. Louis, MO The Firebird 10/17 Chicago, IL Livewire Lounge 10/18 Chicago, IL Livewire Lounge 10/19 St Paul, MN The Turf Club 10/21 Columbus, OH The Ace of Cups 10/22 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio 10/25 Charlotte, NC Snug Harbor 10/26 Durham, NC The Pinhook 10/27 Richmond, VA Strange Matter 10/28 Baltimore, MD Ottobar 10/29 Philadelphia, PA MilkBoy 10/31 New York, NY The Knitting Factory 11/01 Albany, NY The Low Beat 11/03 Pittsburgh, PA Cattivo 11/04 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place 11/05 Ithaca, NY The Haunt 11/06 Rochester, NY The Bug Jar 11/09 Boston, MA The Middle East 11/10 Long Branch, NJ The Brighton Bar

Thursday 21 July 2016

Photos: The Dead Daisies @ The Academy Dublin. 20 July 2016

Photos by Dani Kammler


Photo credit: Leila Seppa

San Francisco, CA: Indie alternative rockers NEW DIPLOMAT are gearing up to release “Stay Up,” the debut track from their upcoming EP, Replaced. The accompanying video for “Stay Up” is set to come out a week later, August 5.

The six-song EP was produced by uber-producer Jeff Saltzman, who is best known for his work with The Killers, Fischerspooner, Blondie and more. NEW DIPLOMAT’s individual musical influences, (The Killers, Muse, New Order, The Strokes) each lend a bit of unique flavor to the trio’s sound. NEW DIPLOMAT is: guitarist Paolo Von Giordano, vocalist/bassist Horacio O’Brien-Ferres and drummer/percussionist/synth player Jacob Hartog.

“Stay Up” is a quintessential youth anthem that juxtaposes rock and electronica into 21st Century New Wave. It’s energetic music that you can both sing and dance to. The tune is all about being young: going out every night, falling in and out of love. “Oh I’ve been wasting my whole life/Chasing the next night/I wanted it to be all right.” Its crunchy guitars, undeniably funky bass line, clear vocals and soaring synthesizer riffs make this tune undeniably catchy. "’Stay Up’ is about living at the speed of light and never looking back, even when it's not easy,” explains guitarist Paolo Von Giordano. “It’s about getting over a heartache, finding a new love, making it through a storm and do the things you want to do. I feel like we can all relate to this 21st Century madness!”

Joining forces with uber-producer Jeff Saltzman on this release was a fantastic musical experience for NEW DIPLOMAT. “Working with Jeff on this EP was amazing,” Von Giordano says. “He has this way of identifying a specific musical element that’s special, then seamlessly bringing it back throughout the song. For ‘Stay Up,’ we were messing around with synths at our studio. We were talking about finding a sound that had a certain unique quality, almost confrontational. As soon as we felt the song was ready, we made a demo and sent it to Jeff. He replied immediately with ‘Oh yeah, let's do this!’”

Stay tuned for the entire six-song EP Replaced, set for an August 19 release.

The SoapGirls unveil debut UK video BAD BITCH

Armed with a venomous swagger and catchy, riff-oriented guitar grind The SoapGirls unveil their debut UK video for Bad Bitch, a caustic slice of vitriolic rock’n’roll. This is a record from a band that has found their sound and is ready for the world to hear it, feast you eyes now on this slice of pure attitude.

GRAVEL KINGS team with PopMatters to Release cover of NIRVANA's "Come As You Are"

Photo Credit: Lance Camp

The emotive Americana outfit Gravel Kings have just released a new cover featuring the Nirvana song “Come As You Are.” The band demonstrates their own unique version of the song by flipping the song into what PopMatters calls a, “Brightly-lit yet melancholy piece of rock-band folk.”

“About a year ago we learned how to play it our way while on a Nirvana kick and just always kept it around. It’s fun to jam on, and it surprises the audience,” says lead singer Zack Jones exclusively to PopMatters. “Plus, given Nirvana’s history of not giving a shit, we feel like we have a free pass to mess up on stage for at least one song now.”

The cover was recorded while the group was working on their new upcoming EP Lure, which is set to release on September 9, 2016. The transition from the band’s 2014 full length album Arrows and Maps is unquestionable as they try to create a sound that could resonate in Laurel Canyon, Music Row, and Greenwich Village. In order to achieve their goal, they have joined forces with legendary producer James Paul Wisner (Amy Winehouse, Dashboard Confessional) to create their upcoming EP. “Wisner pushed us extremely hard in the studio,” admits Jones. “He made us realize our potential. He showed us that our songs can always be better. We bought in and walked away with a better understanding of who we are as a band.”

Underneath the exactness of Wisner’s signature polished sound, Lure is blooming with commotion that captures the band’s vivacious dispositions. The EP’s opening track, “You Were Loved”, swells with articulate vocals and trembling, boundless guitar. Propelled by Joey Johnson’s exuberant banjo, “When You’re Gone” slingshots Lure into an Old 97s like sound, which transcends into the following two tracks, “Bones” and “Dead Men”.

Only on the album’s smooth closer “Livin” does Gravel Kings pull away from their driven drum and bass duo of Douglas French and Aaron Teems respectively, dialing down the clamoring of their bluegrass instrument to let the honest and candid storytelling that has run the course of the album, rest softly over old west, saloon style piano.

The intricate arrangement of Wisner’s precision, Gravel Kings’ passion, and Jones’ candid storytelling creates an Americana formula flawlessly acceptable anywhere. The day Lure releases will be the start of the Gravel Kings upcoming tour throughout the Florida area.

Gravel Kings is Zack Jones (vocals/guitar), Joey Johnson (guitar/banjo/dobro), Douglas French (drums) and Aaron Teems (bass). Their new release Lure is set for release on September 9, 2016.

Gravel Kings Live Dates:

09/09/2016 The Stillery Stuart, FL
09/10/2016 Propaganda Lake Worth, FL
09/11/2016 Spacebar Orlando, FL
11/04/2016 The Kelsey Theater Lake Park, FL

The Commuters - New single "Before I Was Born"

The Commuters - the new single "Before I Was Born" is finally here! It's from their upcoming EP (same title) coming out on August 12. Check out the lyric video - The Commuters are really proud of this one:

Tuesday 19 July 2016

Crobot debut new song; "Welcome to Fat City"

Crobot are pleased to unveil their latest song off their new record, "Welcome to Fat City" premiering exclusively on Consequence of Sound. “‘Welcome to Fat City, the title track from our latest album, sets precedent for the groove-laden riffage that takes place throughout the album,” frontman Brandon Yeagley explained to Consequence of Sound. “Inspired by Hunter S Thompson’s campaign for Sheriff of Aspen, Fat City is a planet of sanctuary for the scum of the universe and cigar-smoking big wigs Hunter hoped to keep out of his fine city. Instead, we welcome them with open arms ’cause down here, it’s always gritty. Step right up Beardos and Welcome to Fat City!”

Due for release September 23, 2016 via Wind-up Records, the album, Welcome to Fat City is the bands second studio release, and the highly anticipated follow up to Something Supernatural which saw the Pennsylvania based four-piece dominate the US and European live scene, landing them tours with the likes of Motorhead, Volbeat, Anthrax, Clutch, Black Label Society, Chevelle, and more.

Winning the hearts of audiences at festivals like Rock on the Range, Sturgis and UK's Download Festival, Something Supernatural was also praised by the likes of Yahoo! Music, Revolver, Billboard, Huffington Post, Drum Magazine, Guitar World, Blabbermouth and was featured as VH1's "That Metal Shows" Pick of the Week."

Recorded with producer, Machine (Clutch, Lamb of God, Every Time I Die), and mixed by engineer Alan Moulder (Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Them Crooked Vultures, Led Zeppelin), Welcome To Fat City is due for release September 23 via Wind-up Records. Catch the band on the road with The Virginmarys and Aeges, and later this summer with Sevendust.

Catch the band on the road this Summer:

Monday, July 18th - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero* Saturday, July 23rd - New Orleans, LA @ Dragons Den* Sunday, July 24th - Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room* Tuesday, July 26th - San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald's* Wednesday, July 27th - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar* Tuesday, August 2nd – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theater ** Wednesday, August 3rd – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights** Friday, August 5th – Sturgis, ND – Full Throttle Saloon** Saturday, August 6th – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theater** Sunday, August 7th – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex** Tuesday, August 9th – Regina, SK – Conexus Convention Hall** Wednesday, August 10th – Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market & Stage** Thursday, August 11th – Edmonton, AB – The Ranch** Friday, August 12th – Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Events Center** Sunday, August 14th – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre** Wednesday, August 17th – Toronto, ON – The Opera House** Friday, August 19th – Council Bluggs – River Riot** Saturday, August 20th – Columbia, MO – Blue Note* (also w/ Killswitch Engage) Saturday, September 17th – Revolution Rock Festival – Mashantucket, CT September 18th – Chester, PA – Rock Allegiance Festival October 1st & 2nd – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival Friday, October 28 - Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes Benz Arena*** Monday, October 31 - Munich, Germany @ Olynphiahalle*** Tuesday, November 1 - Linz, Austria @ Tipps Arena*** Wednesday, November 2 - Vienna, Austria @ Stadhalle*** Friday, November 4 - Innsbruk, Austria @ Olympiagalle*** Saturday, November 5 - Vernier, Switzerland @ Arena*** Monday, November 7 - Stuttgart, Germnay @ Schleyerhalle*** Tuesday, November 8 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion*** Wednesday, November 9 - Koln, Germany @ LANXESS Arena*** Thursday, November 10 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle*** Saturday, November 12 - Leipzig, germany @ Arena*** Sunday, November 13 - Oberhausen, Germany @ Koenig-Pilsner Arena*** Monday, November 14 - Forest, Belgium @ Forest National*** Tuesday, November 15 - Amsterdam Zuidoost, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome*** January 16th – 20th – Shipwrecked 2017

* with The Virginmarys, Aeges ** with Sevendust *** with Volbeat

Aussie act, Allday debuts new single "Sides feat. Nyne"

After a meteoric rise in Australia, selling out venues across the country and garnering praise from taste-making radio station, Triple J, Adelaide emcee Allday is quickly garnering a name for himself in the United States.

The now Melbourne based act arrives today with his new song, "Sides feat. Nyne" on Mass Appeal. In a conversation with Mass Appeal, Allday explains what "sides" he's referring to- "I’m talking about being loyal to the people who have always been there for me. The friends who I grew up with and the friends who have my best interests at heart, no matter how crazy or stupid they may be. It’s also about staying true to myself, and not forgetting the type of person I want to be."

"Sides feat. Nyne" is the highly anticipated follow up to Allday's debut LP Startup Cult, released in September 2015 via Wind-up Records. The LP drew attention from the likes of Rolling Stone, Paper Magazine, i-D, NYLON, AV Club and more. "Sides" had it's first spin in the States by none other than Sway In The Morning, who had Allday into his studios on his last New York visit.

Mixed by Rob Kinelski (Big Sean), mastered by Chris Athens (Drake, ILoveMakonnen, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, PartyNextDoor, Childish Gambino), and of course, co-produced by fellow Melbourne-based act, Nyne (recently collaborated OVO producer/writer Sevn Thomas (Rihanna – “Work”, Drake – “Pop Style”), the bass-heavy track will be available to purchase on Friday, July 22.

WATCH NOW: Official Footage of BABYMETAL and Rob Halford Teaming Up to Perform Judas Priest's "Painkiller" and "Breaking The Law"

The summer's most anticipated metal mash up performance - featuring pop metal icons BABYMETAL and Judas Priest's legendary vocalist Rob Halford - took place last night at the third annual Journey's Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy. The performance, which featured BABYMETAL's SU-METAL and Halford's dueling vocals on Judas Priest classics "Painkiller" and "Breaking The Law", saw the meeting of the "Fox God" and the "Metal God".

Check out the exclusive stream of last night's official footage via now, where you can also check out exclusive quotes from BABYMETAL and Rob Halford. Watch here:

This year, the Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy Drink took place in Columbus, Ohio - celebrating its third iteration with a night of special guests and electrifying music that transcended generations of music fans. The third annual APMAs took place last night (July 18, 2016) at the Schottenstein Center, located on the campus of Ohio State University. As in both years past, #APMAS trended worldwide on Twitter and Facebook.

Fans may view encore presentations of the show via Amazon for a limited window of 48 hours post-event. Go to to watch the entire show before 7pm ET, July 20.



With two globally successful albums under their belt so far, The Pretty Reckless return with their third album, out on Razor and Tie/Virgin EMI this autumn. Actress/Model/Rock Star Taylor Momsen showcases her sultry vocals against a backdrop of chuggy rock guitars on 'Take Me Down', the first release from the album.

'Take Me Down' received its first radio plays in the UK on Kerrang! Radio on Thursday 14th July and on Radio 1’s New Music Friday the following day, following a US premiere on iHeartRadio.

Monday 18 July 2016

Jack J Hutchinson's Boom Boom Brotherhood releases debut video

London based guitarist and singer songwriter Jack J Hutchinson's Boom Boom Brotherhood have released their debut video. Love Is Gonna Bring You Home is the first track to be taken from their forthcoming album Set Your Heart For The Sun, due autumn 2016.

British Blues Awards nominated Hutchinson said: "The song started out as a delta blues song in the style of Charley Patton. But once the band (Rick Baxendale on bass and Jim Brazendale on drums) got hold of it and the Marshall stacks were wheeled out it took on a different vibe."

Explaining what to expect from the album, he said: "We have 13 original tracks, going from real heavy rock with a Led Zep, AC/DC feel to Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead style psychedelic blues jams. There's also some softer acoustic material (with special guest harmonica player Tom Brundage) that has a Flying Burrito Bros feel. I always write from a very personal place so the tunes are simply a reflection of where I'm at right now. I went through quite a dark period a few years back but hopefully the album reflects the light at the end of the tunnel."

It's certainly been a busy 18 months for Hutchinson. He was named 'One to watch' by Classic Rock Blues Mag last year, playlisted by BBC Radio 2, received two British Blues Awards nominations and played several hundred gigs across the UK.

"It's been a real blast travelling around the country, meeting so many different people...and drinking my fair share of whisky! I'm hoping to gig in Europe early next year and then hopefully the States at some point. We've had offers from Australia as well so it's going to be busy!"

Love Is Gonna Bring You Home will be released on limited edition vinyl style CD and digital formats on 26 August 2016 here:

Set Your Heart For The Sun will be released in October 2016.

DOPE Releases Official Music Video For Title Track "Blood Money" Off Long Anticipated Upcoming LP

Dope drops theatrical music video for the title track of their highly anticipated 6th studio album Blood Money Part 1. The album officially hits streets on Oct 28th via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), but as of today, fans can Pre-Order the record, along with a plethora of bundle packages, meet and greets, and exclusive new merch designs at

"It's been a long time coming, and I'm very happy with how the new album came out," says Edsel Dope. "I'm super excited for fans to hear the entire record and for us to get out there on tour and feed off of each other's energy."

Dope recently announced the US dates of their Revolver Magazine sponsored "Die Mother Fucker Die" Reunion Tour, featuring support from the bands Flaw and Motograter. The Dope reunion tour will feature the classic line up of Edsel Dope, Acey Slade, Virus, & Racci Shay. Beginning 9/13 in San Francisco, the tour winds through the US before finishing up at the legendary Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood 10/30.


09/13 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge 09/14 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre 09/15 - Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw 09/16 - Pasco, WA @ La Tropicana 09/17 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven 09/18 - Spokane, WA @ The Pin 09/19 - Idaho Falls, ID @ The Falls Venue 09/20 - Denver, CO @ Herman's Hideaway 09/21 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios 09/22 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground 09/23 - St Louis, MO @ Firebird 09/24 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze 09/25 - Des Moines, IA @ Lefty's 09/26 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Big's Bar 09/27 - Waterloo, IA @ The Reverb 09/28 - Stevens Point, WI @ Live On Main 09/29 - Chippewa Falls, WI @ Every Buddy's 09/30 - Battle Creek, MI @ Music Factory 10/01 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop 10/02 - Madison, WI @ Sonic Boom 10/03 - Toledo, OH @ Realm 10/04 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall 10/05 - Cleveland, OH @ The Agora 10/06 - Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon 10/07 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club 10/08 - Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater 10/09 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall 10/10 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck 10/11 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks 10/12 - Montreal, QC @ Pirahna Bar 10/13 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution 10/14 - Worcester, MA @ Rock N Shock @ Palladium 10/15 - Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina 10/16 - Fayetteville, NC @ The Rock Shop 10/17 - Atlanta, GA @ Heaven - Masquerade 10/18 - Lake Charles, LA @ The Centerstage 10/19 - Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar 10/20 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar 10/21 - Dallas, TX @ Trees 10/22 - Merriam, KS @ Aftershock 10/23 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St. Collective 10/24 - Lubbock, TX @ Backstage 10/25 - Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut 10/26 - Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto 10/27 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick 10/28 - Las Vegas, NV @ Counts Vamp'd 10/29 - Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim 10/30 - W. Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky

Anti-Pasti - New album 'Rise Up'– Released via Westworld 5th August 2016

Rise Up, the first body of work in over thirty-five years by early eighties punk band anti-pasti will be released on Westworld Recordings on Friday 5th August, 2016 to coincide with the quartet’s now bi-annual appearance at the world famous Rebellion Festival. Never an outfit without a social conscience, the twelve new tracks cover topics including mental illness, addiction, war, and global injustice – all delivered in their own swashbuckling Punk `n` Roll style. Despite line-up changes along the way the main song-writing core remains and some incendiary tunes can be expected.

Anti-Pasti were part of the legendary (according to the thousands of young punks that were there to witness it) Apocalypse Now tour which circumnavigated the UK in 1981. They went on to tour Europe and became the first band of the `second wave` of punk rock to visit the USA, completing a six week round of dates. Their anthem No Government was voted #3 in a punk rock top 100 by readers of the punk rock bible Sounds magazine.

Two albums and five singles were released before the band imploded in 1983. After a brief reconciliation of the five original members in 1996, they reformed as a four piece in 2012 as special guests at Rebellion Festival. European and British dates followed, as did the writing of many of the songs that have made it on to the latest album, before the line-up was finalised as: Kevin Nixon – Drums | Ollie Hoon – Guitars & Vocals | Ben Hanson – Bass & Vocals | Gez Addictive – Vocals

Drummer and spokesman Kevin Nixon commented, `we are thrilled to be invited into the Westworld stable home to such pedigree as Chelsea, the Ruts and Chron Gen. Our new album has the spirit and intensity of the eighties balanced with a more experienced attitude.....without doubt our best to date, and there`s more to come.`

Irish Synthpopers Eden announce new single 'Don’t wanna lose you'

Eden return after a break of 5 years with the single DON’T WANNA LOSE YOU. The track is due for release on August 26 th across all digital platforms worldwide on their new label Triggertrax Records.

The song is taken from the bands third album OUTBOUND TO WONDRLAND which will be released in October. The band has recently launched a crowd funding campaign to help put the final touches on the album. “Up to now we have always and a major label behind us but this time we are going it alone so we thought crowd funding might be a good way to get fans involved in the process”- Mark Power

Eden formed in 1997 drawing from the members' shared love for all things pop, synth and 80’s. They've shared a stage with the likes of Ace of base, Westlife, and Jimmy Somerville, and their single, Let if flow, was voted the most popular song on WDR2 Germany beating the likes of U2, Coldplay and Ronan Keating.

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