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:


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


APR 1 – Ace of Spades, Bogotá, CO


APR 3 – Foro Independencia, Guadalajara, MX

APR 4 – MDX Circus Bar, Mexico City, MX


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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Yellow Dog Conspiracy Working On Sophomore LP; Debuts Video For Record’s Lead Single

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Independent rock band Yellow Dog Conspiracy is working to complete its sophomore album, and recently gave audiences their first taste of that album.

The band will release its new album Liberation this year.  In anticipation of the album’s release, the band debuted the lyric video for the record’s lead single ‘Reaching For The Stars‘ in October.  the song’s musical arrangement boasts a distinct late 80s/early 90s rock sound while its lyrical content presents a familiar theme.

The band explained the song’s lyrical theme through a prepared statement.

“We were so pleased with the end result of this first song, that we didn’t want to wait, and decided to release it right away, rather than waiting to finish the rest of the entire album,” the statement reads. ” It’s a song about how a romantic relationship breakdown can be the push that is needed to find a new positive perspective in general and ultimately pave the way to find true happiness and a healthier approach to life and love.  We can’t wait to start playing it live and seeing people’s reactions to the song.”

‘Reaching for the Stars’ is available to stream and download through Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play.

More information on ‘Reaching for the Stars’ is available online along with all of Yellow Dog Conspiracy’s latest news at:


Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/theyellowogconspiracy

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/YellowDogConspi


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

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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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Riotron Debuts New Single, ‘There For You’

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Jeff Fettes (a.k.a. Riotron) debuted his lateast single this week.

The electro-pop artist debuted his new song ‘There For You‘ Thursday.  The song, featured in Fettes’ forthcoming EP Dark Highway, is the follow-up to his single ‘I’m Sorry (On and On),’ which was released in September.  that song is focused on a rift formed between Fettes’ friends and family as a result of political differences.

The musical arrangement at the heart of ‘There For You’ is a contemplative composition that ensures listeners’ engagement and entertainment.  At the same time, it also presents a distinct 80s -influenced pop-style vibe at its center.

The lyrical theme of ‘There For You’ rest on the old adage that true love knows no bounds, as Fettes noted in a recent interview.

“‘There For You’ is about how thinking of the people we love can bring them to us any time we need them,” he said.  “It’ doesn’t have to be spiritual or metaphysical. It’s just the power of our memories.  When you can’t be with them physically, they can still be there for you across time and space.  it sounds cosmic, but it’s really kind of simple and comforting.”

Dark Highway‘s release date will be announced soon.  The EP’s overall lyrical theme, according to Fettes, focuses on “how our darkest moments eventually lead to hope.”

More information on Fettes’ new project is available online along with all of his latest news is available online at:


Website: http://www.riotronmusic.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/RiotronMusic


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Gab De La Vega Debuts ‘YYZ’ Video

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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.


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

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The Venomous Pinks Debut ‘I Want You’ Video

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Independent punk rock outfit The venomous Pink debuted its latest video this week.

The band debuted the video for its cover of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts’ song ‘I Want You‘ Friday.  Guitarist/vocalist Drea Doll talked about the video and the song in a recent interview.

“I Want You’ is an in-your-face, unapologetic, punk rock rendition of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts’ timeless classic,” she said.  “we set out to infuse our unique style and uncontrived attitude to change up the cover while lovingly nodding to its original roots.”

The Venomous Pink has a group of live dates coming up at which audiences will hear the group’s take on the classic song.  The band is scheduled to perform live Jan. 25 in Tempe, AZ.  Two other dates follow.  The group’s current schedule is noted below.

Upcoming Shows:

1/25 – Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room w/ Tsunami Bomb & Death By Stereo

2/11 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre w/ The Adicts

8/6-9 Rebellion Fest 2020 (UK)

More information on The venomous Pink’s upcoming shows, its music and more is available online at:


Website: http://www.thevenomouspinks.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/venomouspinks


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Devilskin Debuts ‘Corrode’ Video

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Independent hard rock band Devilskin debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Corrode‘ Thursday.  The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Red.  The album is scheduled for release April 3.

The video for ‘Corrode’ presents the band performing its new single against a red, liquid wall of sorts, through which doubles of the band also perform the song.  At some points in the video, figures dressed in hazardous materials suits are seen walking down a hall, sometimes led by vocalist Jennie Skulander.

The song’s musical arrangement presents a sound that lends itself to comparisons to works from the likes of Halestorm.  The song’s lyrical content addresses the struggles of dealing with very negative thoughts and emotions, according to information in a news release distributed about the video.

The document states the song’s lyrical theme focuses on “being completely overwhelmed and submerged in grime and stress; Fighting your way through it all and rising to ask for help.”

‘Corrode’ is available to download and stream here. The song is the third single to come from Red.  The album has also spawned the singles All Fall Down’ and ‘Endo.’  The album’s full track listing is noted below.  The links to the videos for ‘All Fall Down’ and ‘Endo’ are included in the listing.

Track List:
1. Do You See Birds
2. All Fall Down
3. Corrode
4. Eyes Red Heavy
5. Same Life
6. The Victor
7. Bllod & Bone
8. Endo
9. Bright Eyes
10. Sweet Release
11. Be Like the River
12. Everybody’s High But Me

Devilskin bassist Paul Martin talked about the creation of Red — the band’s fourth full-length studio recording — in a recent interview.

“We really took our time with Red,” he said.  “We had the vision and we knew it had to be done right.  The songs each have so much life, and we felt a real duty to do them justice.  There are some really personal and very real moments on this album.  We absolutely did not hold back.  There are songs about struggle, depression, suicide and loss, and there are songs about strength, hope, victory and love.  We demoed almost 30 songs for this album, so we had a lot of work to do to narrow the list down.  One of the last songs we wrote, it almost missed the cut, too, but the throat punch we call ‘Do You See Birds’ opens the album and sets the tone on a real rollercoaster of a ride.  We felt it was especially important to give the listener a total immersive experience from start to finish.  There’s lots of mood, colour and texture in the songs as well as between them.  It’s a trip.”

Pre-orders are open now for Red.  The album will be available physically, digitally and on vinyl.

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


Website: http://devilskin.co.nz

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/devilskinNZ


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