Clutch To Join Volbeat For Upcoming North American Tour

Courtesy: New Ocean Media

Clutch will join Volbeat on the road this spring.

The band will join Volbeat for the North American leg of its Rewind, Replay, Rebound World Tour. The North American leg of the tour is scheduled to launch April 4 in Tempe, AZ and to run through  May 13 in New York, NY.  It features performances in cities, such as Atlanta, GA; Irving, TX and Gran Rapids, MI.

The tour’s schedule is noted below. Tickets are available now here.

April 04 | Tempe, AZ | 98KUPD UFest
April 05 | Las Vegas, NV | The Pearl
April 07 | Denver, CO | Mission Ballroom
April 08 | Independence, MO | Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
April 10 | Irving, TX | Toyota Music Factory
April 11 | Beaumont, TX | Ford Arena
April 13 | Nashville, TN | Municipal Auditorium
April 14 | Knoxville, TN | Civic Coliseum
April 15 | Atlanta, GA | Coca-Cola Roxy
May 02 | Hershey, PA | Giant Center ^
May 05 | Youngstown, OH | Covelli Center
May 06 | Columbus, OH | Schottenstein Center
May 09 | Milwaukee, WI | Eagles Ballroom
May 10 | Grand Rapids, MI | Deltaplex
May 12 | Baltimore, MD | UMBC Event Center
May 13 | New York, NY | Pier 17

^ Special guests Gojira & The Picturebooks; Clutch will not be supporting on this date

Clutch’s upcoming tour with Volbeat is not the first time that the two bands have toured together.  Clutch supported Volbeat in 2011 during its European tour.  Front man Neil Fallon also recently offered his vocal talents for Volbeat’s song ‘Die To Live.’  Fallon also took part in the shoot for the song’s video.

More information on Clutch’s upcoming live schedule with Volbeat is available online at:

 

Website: http://www.pro-rock.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/clutchband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/clutchofficial

 

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Steve Aoki Debuts ‘Maldad’ Video

Courtesy: Dim Make

Electronic Dance Music star Steve Aoki has partnered with Latin Urban pop star Maluma for a new song and video.

The pair debuted the video for Aoki’s new song ‘Maldad‘ Friday.  The song is featured on Aoki’s forthcoming album Neon Future IVThe Color of Noise.  The video, directed by Roxana Baldovin, puts Maluma in a harem/club type setting and Aoki against a mirrored backdrop while a bevy of scantily-clad women dance to the music.  The song’s musical arrangement is anchored by a combined flute line and infectious Latin beat.

According to information in a news release distributed about the new single, the song’s lyrical content focuses on “the story of a good girl who feels like cutting loose,” which might account for the scantily-clad women featured in the video.

Aoki talked about the song’s creation in a recent interview.

“maluma and I have been working on this for a while now, and I’m excited that we are finally able to bring our two worlds together with Maldad,” he said.  “Latin music continues to impact globally, and I’m proud to be championing this movement on stage, radio and for my fans everywhere.”

Maluma shared Aoki’s enthusiasm for having the song available to the public.

“Being part of this track with Steve is creatively fulfilling as he is an EDM pioneer,” Maluma said.  “I am a fan of his achievements and everything he’s done to pave the way for merging music and culture.  I am so excited for everyone to see and hear this collaboration, and continuing to work toward global fusion.”

 

Courtesy: Dim Mak

Aoki will launch a tour in support of Neon Future IVThe Color Of Noise on March 5 in Toronto, ON.  The seven-week tour is scheduled to run through April 24 and to feature performances in cities, such as Raleigh, NC; Cleveland, OH and Tucson, AZ.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.  Tickets are available now.

STEVE AOKI 2020 NEON FUTURE IV: THE COLOR OF NOISE TOUR
March 5 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
March 6 – Brooklyn, NY – Avant Gardner
March 7 – Las Vegas, NV – Hakkasan
March 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
March 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
March 11 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora Theatre
March 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Hakkasan
March 13 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
March 14 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
March 24 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
March 25 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
March 26 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
March 27 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
March 28 – Las Vegas, NV – Wet Republic
March 30 – Las Vegas, NV – Jewel
March 31 – Kansas City, KS – Arvest Bank Theatre At the Midland
April 1 – Oklahoma City, OK – Farmers Market
April 2 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Ampitheater
April 3 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
April 4 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
April 6 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
April 7 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
April 9 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
April 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Wet Republic
April 20 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
April 21 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
April 22 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
April 23 – Las Vegas, NV – Omnia
April 24 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

 

More information on Steve Aoki’s new single, album, tour and more is available online at:

 

Website: http://www.steveaoiki.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/steveaoki

Twitter: http://twitter.com/steveaoki

 

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ARMNHMR Unveils Debut LP’s Lead Single ‘Here With Me’

Courtesy: Dim Mak

Electronic Dance Music duo ARMNHMR (pronounced Arm N Hammer) will release its debut album The Free World next month.

In anticipation of the album’s release on Feb.7, the duo — Joseph Chung and Joseph Abella — unveiled the album’s lead single ‘Here With Me (ft. Nevve)‘ Friday.  The song’s arrangement takes the duo’s familiar EDM sound and incorporates it into a more mainstream Top 40 composition for a work that easily makes itself accessible to programmers of the noted genre nationwide.  The song’s equally accessible lyrical content, which focuses on personal romantic relationships, makes the song that much more appealing for the noted audiences and officials.

The debut of ‘Here With Me’ is just part of ARMNHMR’s effort to promote its new album.  The up launched a tour in support of The Free World Jan. 16 in Austin, TX.  The tour is scheduled to run through March 28 in Minneapolis, MN and features performances in cities, such as Raleigh, NC; Detroit, MI and Portland, OR.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

ARMNHMR – The Free World Tour 2020
1/16 – Austin, TX – Vulcan Gas Company
1/17 – Houston, TX – Stereo Live
1/18 – Dallas, TX – Stereo Live
1/23 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
1/24 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock
1/25 – Phoenix, AZ – Aura Nightclub
2/01 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
2/07 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
2/08 – Detroit, MI – Elektricity
2/14 – San Francisco, CA – Crush SF
2/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Crush LA
2/22 – New Orleans, LA – METRO
2/28 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
2/29 – Cincinnati, OH – Thompson House
3/06 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
3/07 – Portland, OR – 45 East
3/14 – San Diego, CA – BASSMNT
3/19 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
3/20 – Calgary, AB – Knoxville’s Tavern
3/21 – Vancouver, BC – Celebrities Nightclub
3/24 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva **
3/25 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore **
3/26 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz **
3/27 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle **
3/28 – Minneapolis, MN – The Loft At Skyway

** = Steve Aoki’s Neon Future IV: The Color of Noise Tour

More information on ARMNHMR’s tour, music and more is available online at:

 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ARMNHMR

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ARMNHMR

 

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Puss N Boots Debuts ‘It’s Not Easy,’ Second Single From New LP ‘Sister’

Courtesy: Blue Note Records

Puss n Boots will release its sophomore LP Sister next month.

In anticipation of the album’s release, the trio — Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper — debuted the album’s second single ‘It’s Not Easy’ Friday.  The song is available to stream and download here.

The song’s musical arrangement presents a neo-folk sort of sound at its heart.  That sound is complimented by the vocal harmonies created by Jones, Dobson and Popper.  the song’s lyrical content presents a personal theme.

Puss N Boots debuted Sister‘s lead single, a cover of Dolly Parton’s song ‘The Grass Is Blue’ Sept. 17. as an Amazon Original.  Along with that song and the group’s new single, Sister also features a cover of Tom Petty’s song ‘Angel Dream,’ Concrete Blonde’s song ‘Joey’ and ‘Paul Westerberg’s song ‘It’s A Wonderful Lie’ along with a variety of its own originals.

The album’s full track listing is noted below.

The track listing for Sister is as follows:
1. Jamola (Sasha Dobson, Norah Jones, Catherine Popper)
2. It’s Not Easy (Sasha Dobson, Norah Jones, Catherine Popper)
3. Nothing You Can Do (Sasha Dobson)
4. Lucky (Catherine Popper)
5. You And Me (Sasha Dobson)
6. You Don’t Know (Norah Jones)
7. The Great Romancer (Sasha Dobson, Don Was)
8. It’s A Wonderful Lie (Paul Westerberg)
9. Sister (Sasha Dobson, Norah Jones, Catherine Popper)
10. The Razor Song (Catherine Popper)
11. Angel Dream (Tom Petty)
12. Same Old Bullshit (Helen Rogers)
13. Joey (Johnette Napolitano) **CD & digital album only**
14. The Grass Is Blue (Dolly Parton) **CD & digital album only**

In celebration of Sister‘s release, Puss N Boots will hold two album release shows next month.  The first of the shows will take place on the day of the album’s release — Feb. 14 — at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, NY.  The second show — Feb. 15 — will take place at the Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan, NY.  The group is also scheduled to perform live April 25 at the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, LA.

More information on Puss N Boots’ new album, live dates and more is available online at:

 

Website: http://www.pussnbootsmusic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pussnbootsband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/pussnbootsmusic

 

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Wildstreet Announces New Live Dates

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Independent rock band Wildstreet will launch its first North American in eight years next month.

The band will launch “The Kings of the World Tour” on Feb. 20 in Brooklyn, NY.  The tour will take the band through the United States, Canada and Mexico.  the United States leg of the tour is scheduled to run through Feb. 29 in Philadelphia, PA and includes performances in cities, such as Raleigh, NC; Atlanta, GA and Uniontown, PA.

The band will take the month of March to rest up and prepare for the next leg of its North American run, which includes a performance April 1 in Colombia and performances Guadalajara, Mexico and Mexico City, Mexico on April 3 and 4 respectively.

The band will take the rest of April off before heading to Canada for a performance May 15 in Toronto.

A short slate of live dates is scheduled for the band in the United Kingdom this summer.  that tour is scheduled to launch May 31 at the Call of the Wild Festival in Lincoln, UK.

Wildstreet’s full upcoming schedule is noted below.  The tour is sponsored by Blind Anxiety Entertainment and Raz White Entertainment.

Wildstreet Tour Dates:

USA

FEB 20 – The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY

FEB 21 – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, Harrisburg, PA

FEB 22 – Bar None, Uniontown, PA

FEB 23 – The Outpost, Kent, OH

FEB 25 – Sly Grog Lounge, Asheville, NC

FEB 26 – 529 Bar, Atlanta, GA

FEB 27 – Slim’s Downtown, Raleigh, NC

FEB 28 – Blue Fox Billiards, Winchester, VA

FEB 29 – The Tusk, Philadelphia, PA

COLOMBIA

APR 1 – Ace of Spades, Bogotá, CO

MEXICO

APR 3 – Foro Independencia, Guadalajara, MX

APR 4 – MDX Circus Bar, Mexico City, MX

Canada

MAY 15 – Cherry Cola’s Rock ‘N’ Rolla Cabaret Lounge, Toronto, CA

W/ Löve Razër

United Kingdom

MAY 31 – Call of the Wild Festival, Lincoln, UK

JUN 03- Bannermans, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

JUN 04 -The Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool, UK

JUN 05 – Club Decadence, London, UK W/ Strÿkenine

More information on Wildstreet’s upcoming live dates is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.wildstreetmusic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wildstreetnyc

Twitter: http://twitter.com/wildstreet

 

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Soul Asylum Debuts New LP’s Lead Single; Announces LP Release, Tour Dates

Courtesy: Blue Elan Records

Soul Asylum debuted the lead single from its new album this week.

The band debuted the song ‘If I Told You‘ Thursday.  The song is featured in the band’s forthcoming album Hurry Up And Wait.  The song’s steady, mid-tempo arrangement is comparable to some of the band’s older works, but is still catchy and original in its own right.  Its lyrical content will connect with listeners just as easily as its musical content, with the song’s subject grappling with his/her personal mixed thoughts and emotions.

Hurry Up And Wait is scheduled for release April 17 through Blue Elan Records.Front man Dave Pirner talked recently about the album’s creation, saying it was less stressful than making past Soul Asylum records.

“There was nothing, pressure-wise that was making it less of a smooth creative process — if there is such a thing,” he said.

Soul Asylum will launch a tour in support of Hurry Up and Wait Feb. 11 in Milwaukee, WI.  The tour, which will feature support from Local H, runs just over five weeks, with its finale planned for March 20 in Austin, TX.  The tour also features performances in cities, such as Billings, MT; New York, NY and Phoenix, AZ.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

SOUL ASYLUM ON TOUR – Local H supports all dates except where noted:
2/11 – Milwaukee, Wi – Turner Hall
2/12 – Detroit MI – St Andrew’s Hall
2/14 – Chicago, IL  – Metro
2/15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
2/17 – Boston MA – Paradise
2/18 – Portland ME – Port City Music
2/19 – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom
2/21 – Philadelphia PA – TLA
2/22 – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theatre
2/24 – Atlanta, GA  – Center Stage
2/25 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
2/26 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
2/28 – Kansas City, MO – The Madrid
2/29 – Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
3/01 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird
3/03 – Billings, MT – Pub Station
3/05 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro
3/07 – Reno, NV – Boomtown Casino *
3/08 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
3/11 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
3/13 – San Diego, CA – Belly UP
3/14 – Las Vegas, NV – Silverton Casino *
3/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
3/16 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
3/18 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
3/20 – Austin, TX – SXSW official showcase *

*Local H not appearing on these dates

 

Courtesy: Minnesota Historical Society Publishing

Along with its upcoming album and tour, Pirner is also preparing to release a new book, Loud, Fast, Words.  The book, an annotated collection of lyrics from the band’s albums, is scheduled for release in February through Minnesota Historical Society Publishing.

More information on Soul Asylum’s new album, single an tour, Pirner’s new book and all of Soul Asylum’s latest news is available online at:

 

Website: http://www.soulasylum.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SoulAsylum

Twitter: http://twitter.com/soulasylum

 

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Gab De La Vega Debuts ‘YYZ’ Video

Courtesy: Epidemic Records/Backbite Records

Gab De La Vega debuted the video for his latest single this week.

The Italian singer-songwriter debuted the video for his song ‘YYZ‘ Saturday.  The song, taken from his new album Beyond Space and Time, is not to be confused with Rush’s song by the same name.  Beyond Space and Time is scheduled for release Jan. 24 through Epidemic Records.

The video for ‘YYZ’ finds De La Vega walking the streets of Toronto and performing for the city’s residents on the city’s streets.

De La Vega talked about the video shoot in a recent interview.

“I decided to pay tribute to the city in the video,” he said.  “I love Toronto, it feels like a second home.  Jaden [D.], who directed the video, is my cousin and he’s from Toronto.  We had this idea, so we went around the city and I started busking, playing the song at some of the most and some of the least busy corners of the city.  there are no actors in the video, only the people of Toronto.  They were running late to hop on their train, they were groups of friends or couples chatting, they were regular people caught up in their regular lives on an ordinary summer day.  We provided the soundtrack, but they were the protagonists.  Some of them stopped to hear me play, even for a few seconds, others liked it and dropped a coin in the case.  I tried to go along with the flow and become part of the play for that day, impersonating someone whose life is not different from anybody’s.  I guess it’s just what we do, we live our lives, we play our scripts.”

The song’s musical arrangement is a gently flowing composition with its semi-acoustic approach.  It can be compared to works from Pearl Jam throughout the course of its nearly three-minute-30-second run time.

Lyrically speaking, the song is a deeply moving presentation.  De La Vega discussed the noted content in his interview.

“‘YYZ’ is about feeling lost and disoriented in life,” he said.  “It’s about the need to find your place in the world.  the moments in which you have to make decisions that might change everything, without having a clue of what the outcome might be.  It’s about the daily struggle to steer your own life and at the same time accept that you don’t have full control of everything that happens to you.”

He added, “The song lyrics refer to a summer afternoon two years ago.  I was walking in downtown Toronto, chasing my thoughts in the alleys of my mind.  At one point I looked around and I realized my feet took me astray.  I had to figure out where I was.  I was kind of lost, literally…and metaphorically.”

‘YYZ’ is the second single from the record, De La Vega’s third full-length studio recording.  He debuted the video for the album’s lead single ‘Perfect Texture‘ Dec. 21.

 

Courtesy: Epidemic Records

De La Vega is scheduling performances in support of Beyond Space and Time.  His current live schedule is noted below.

Upcoming shows:

7th February – Cremona, Circolo Arcipelago
8th February – Brescia, Lio Bar
9th February – Parma, Splinter Club
21st February – TBA
22nd February – TBA
23rd February – Chiuppano, Osteria Al Castello

Pre-orders for Between Space and Time are open now.  the album’s full track listing is noted below.

BEYOND SPACE AND TIME – TRACKLIST

1) Phoenix From The Flames

2) Story Of A Human Being

3) YYZ

4) Perfect Texture

5) Rosary Of Days

6) Bomb Inside My Head

7) As One

8) We’ve Already Seen All This

9) Words Unspoken

10) Something’s Not Ok

11) I Still Believe

More information on Beyond Space and Time is available along with all of De La Vega’s latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://gabdelavega.bandcamp.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/gabdelavegamusic

 

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