John 5 Announces Dates For Next Leg Of “Invasion Tour”

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John 5 and The Creatures will launch the second leg of their “Invasion Tour” Wednesday.

The next leg of the tour, which is in support of the group’s latest album Invasion, is scheduled to launch Wednesday in Battle Creek, MI.  It is set to run through Nov. 24 in Rochester, NY and to feature performances in cities, such as Charlotte, NC; Omaha, NE and Atlanta, GA.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.  Tickets and VIP packages are available here.

JOHN 5 and The Creatures tour dates:
Invasion Tour w/Jared James Nichols and Reverend Jack
10/30 – Music Factory @ Battle Creek, MI
10/31 – Cleveland, OH @ The Winchester 
11/1 – Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
11/2 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
11/3 – Ringle, WI @ Q&Z Expo Center
11/5 – Kansasville, WI @ 1175
11/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
11/7 – Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s
11/8 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
11/9 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
11/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
11/12 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers
11/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Old Bar
11/15 – New Orleans, LA @ The Parish at the House of Blues
11/16 – Miramar Beach, FL @ Village Door Music Hall
11/17 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
11/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
11/20 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
11/21 – Annapolis, MD @ Ram’s Head on Stage
11/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
11/23 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
11/24 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

John 5 (a.k.a. John William Lowery) talked about the upcoming stretch of live dates in a recent interview.

“I’m excited to get back out on the road with The Creatures and play music from the new album,” he said.  “The response to the first leg of the Invasion Tour earlier this year was amazing and I can’t wait to hit even more cities.  Jared James Nichols was phenomenal last time around and we are happy to have him join us again.”

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John 5 And The Creatures Announce Schedule For Next Leg Of “Invasion Tour 2019”

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John 5 and The Creatures announced the schedule this week, for the next leg of the group’s “Invasion Tour 2019.”

The next leg of the tour, which is in support of the group’s brand new album Invasion is scheduled to launch Oct. 30 in Battle Creek, MI and to run through Nov. 24 in Rochester, NY.  The almost month-long tour features performances in cities, such as Greesnboro, NC; Kansasville, WI and Atlanta, GA.  Jared James Nichols, who served as support on the most recent leg of the band’s tour, will be back as support for this leg of the tour, too.

John 5 (a.k.a. John Lowery) talked about his expectations for the upcoming tour run in a recent interview.

“I’m excited to get back out on the road with The Creatures and play music from the new album,” Lowery said.  “The response to the first leg of the Invasion Tour earlier this year was amazing, and I can’t wait to hit even more cities.  Jared James Nichols was phenomenal last time around, and we are happy to have him join us again.”

Before John 5 and The Creatures launch their upcoming tour run, they will perform at a special one-off co-headlining show with The Aristocrats on Sept. 1 in Los Angeles, CA.  A special edition of Invasion will be available for purchase at that concert.  Tickets for the concert are available here.

The full schedule for the next leg of the Invasion Tour 2019 is noted below. Tickets and VIP packages for the tour are available here.

JOHN 5 and The Creatures tour dates:
w/The Aristocrats
9/1 – Los Angeles. CA @ 1720
Invasion Tour w/Jared James Nichols and Reverend Jack
10/30 – Music Factory @ Battle Creek, MI
10/31 – Cleveland, OH @ The Winchester
11/1 – Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
11/2 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
11/3 – Ringle, WI @ Q&Z Expo Center
11/5 – Kansasville, WI @ 1175
11/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
11/7 – Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s
11/8 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
11/9 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
11/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
11/12 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers
11/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Old Bar
11/15 – New Orleans, LA @ The Parish at the House of Blues
11/16 – Miramar Beach, FL @ Village Door Music Hall
11/17 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
11/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
11/20 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
11/21 – Annapolis, MD @ Ram’s Head on Stage
11/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
11/23 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
11/24 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

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Audiences Will Welcome John 5 And The Creatures’ New Musical ‘Invasion’

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More often than not, when people think of the word “invasion,” they typically attribute a negative connotation to the word.  However, not every invasion is a bad thing.  The British invasion that introduced Americans to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones was definitely a positive invasion.  The so-called “new wave of British Heavy Metal” was just as welcome, as was the “New Wave of American Heavy Metal.”  This week, a new invasion began with the release of John 5 and The Creatures’ new album, simply titled Invasion.  The record comes almost two-and-a-half years after the release of the group’s most recent record Season of the Witch and more than a year and a half after the release of the group’s most recent live recording, It’s Alive.  Simply put, John 5 and The Creatures have worked hard, making certain their fans have been kept entertained over the course of almost the past three years, and this latest offering from the band continues to do just that, entertain audiences.  That is due in part to the continued wide range of arrangements that make up the body of the 34-minute album.  They will be addressed shortly.  The record’s production and mixing builds on the foundation formed by that wide array of arrangement, and will be discussed a little later.  The record’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements and will also be addressed later.  Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of Invasion.  All things considered, they make the album another invasion – both literally and metaphorically – that audiences will welcome.

John 5 and The Creatures’ new full-length studio recording Invasion, which was released just this week, is another positive new offering from the group.  It is a work that will invade listeners minds, and be welcome by said listeners in the process.  That is due in part to the record’s collective compositions.  The 10 songs that make up the body of the 34-minute record run the gamut from the industrial realm to that of funk to country/bluegrass and even some blues-based material in the vein of Joe Satriani.  In regards to the more industrial style material, said music opens the album in the form of the album’s title song.  Though short – it clocks in at just two minutes and 10 seconds – the use of the bass, guitar and ethereal effects instantly conjures thoughts of the works that he helped compose during his time with Marilyn Mason.  The funk elements show up in the infectious arrangement at the center of ‘Zoinks’ and ‘I Like The Funk.’  Both songs incorporate a certain rock influence into their arrangements, immediately making them appealing to Red Hot Chili Peppers fans.  The country/bluegrass sounds are just as abundant as the funk/rock elements, showing up in different fashions in ‘Howdy,’ ‘Cactus Flower’ and ‘Constant Sorrow.’  Yes, the latter of that trio is in fact a take-off of the famed ‘I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow.’  This take on the modern classic song is not only a solid closer for the album, but also one of the record’s most notable works.  While ‘Constant Sorrow’ takes on its source material with a new take, ‘Howdy’ is a full-on bluegrass piece that will appeal to fans of old school country and bluegrass stars, such as Chet Atkins, Scruggs & Flatt, and Red Allen – just to name a few well-known bluegrass figures for comparison.  ‘Cactus Flower,’ while clearly exhibiting a country influence, is much more reserved than its counterparts featured in this record.  It creates a very serene atmosphere with its soft, gentle cymbal rolls, guitar line, and seeming keyboard element.  It creates this vision of cowboys out on the trail and farmers out in the fields harvesting their crops.  It is, in this critics view, another of the album’s most notable additions.  It is just one more of the album’s most notable entries, too.  The blue-rock style arrangement at the heart of ‘I Want It All’ will appeal to fans of Joe Satriani with its driving riffs and time keeping.  The trills and the fills that John 5 performs couples with the keyboards and the drums to make a whole that fans of Mr. Satriani will enjoy time and again.  It is yet another way in which the album shows its strengths.  Between that song, the others discussed here and the prog-metal styling of ‘Midnight Mass,’ the whole of this record once again clearly exhibits John 5’s versatility as a musician and guitarist, which is of course nothing new for him. It is another example of why John 5 – whose real name is John Lowery – made the right decision so many years ago to break away from Marilyn Manson and go it alone.

The wide array of arrangements exhibited throughout Invasion builds a strong  foundation for this latest impressive offering from John 5 and The Creatures.  They collectively continue to exhibit Lowery’s talents as a guitarist, musician and composer.  They are only one part of what makes the record another appealing to audiences.  The record’s production and mixing adds its own appeal to its presentation.  From one song to the next, every line gets its own moment in the sun.  The album’s opener is one of the prime examples of the importance of the album’s production and mixing.  The song’s opening bars balance the dark, brooding drums and guitars expertly with the ethereal, gentle blowing wind-type effects to create the song’s ominous mood.  That mood gives way to an even more foreboding feeling as Lowery’s guitar line powers up more, adding even more to the song’s goth vibe.  The end result is a powerful opening that is quite the stark contrast from the album’s more lighthearted finale.  ‘I Want It All’ is another example of the importance of the album’s collective production and mixing.  There is a lot going on in this song, from Lowery’s guitar work to the time keeping to the audio effects used on the song’s few vocal moments in which Lowery sings, “I want it all.”  Those behind the boards clearly spent a lot of time balancing each element.  Lowery’s guitar work takes center stage, but is balanced well with the drums. Speaking of the drums, the cymbal crashes are kept to a certain minimum so as to not overpower the actual time keeping.  Rather, it is there, but more for the sake of effects.  Even as Lowery sings, it is easy to understand what he is singing despite the use – supposedly – of a talk box or some sort of similar tech.  ‘Cactus Flower’ is another example of the importance and power of the album’s production and mixing.  This time, the subtleties are more in a positive vein, and are handled just as well as the subtleties of the album’s opener.  The airy synth that sits at the song’s base joins with Lowery’s gentle, flowing guitar line to paint such a vivid picture for listeners.  The emotional impact from that balance makes the song, again, one of the album’s most powerful additions and one of its best.  When that impact is considered alongside the impact of the other noted songs and the rest of the album’s works, the overall impact of each work’s production and mixing is a record that is just as easy on the ears because of the work that went into its creation as for its variety of musical sounds.  Speaking again of the variety in the arrangements, it has already been noted that the noted variety forms a strong foundation for the album.  The sequencing of those songs rounds out the most important of the album’s elements.

Invasion’s sequencing is important because it keeps things interesting for listeners.  Listeners will note that Lowery never sticks to just one style of music for too long at any one point throughout the course of the album.  Case in point, the first two songs – ‘Invasion’ and ‘I Am John 5’ are both industrial in style, but are different from each other in their respective styles.  The album  takes a decidedly different turn as it enters its third song, ‘Midnight Mass.’  This song is a full on prog-metal work that also incorporates some thrash elements into the mix for a whole that is, again, completely separate from the arrangements presented in the album’s first two songs.  The variations continue nonstop from here, with the more funk-infused ‘Zoinks!’ and the country/bluegrass vibe of ‘Howdy.’  Lowery and company return to the album’s more hard rock/goth sounds as it enters its second half with ‘Crank It – Living With Ghosts.’  As the album progresses on toward its finale, the changes remain just as constant as they were in the album’s first half.  The reserved nature of ‘Cactus Flower’ is a start contrast to the high energy of ‘Crank It – Living With Ghosts.’  Its energy is just as stark from that of ‘I Want It All’ and ‘I Like The Funk.’  Their collective vibes and energy is just as different from that of the album’s finale, too.  Simply put, the constantly changing energies of the songs ensures just as much as the arrangements themselves and their production, listeners’ maintained engagement and entertainment.  Keeping that in mind, the record in whole does a lot to show what makes it another strong new offering from Lowery and company.

John 5 and The Creatures’ new album Invasion is another solid new offering from Lowery and his fellow musicians.  That is due to yet another wide array of styles exhibited in the song’s arrangements.  This is nothing new for John 5 and The Creatures.  The fact that the songs are not just repeats of the group’s past works makes that wide array that much more enjoyable.  The production and mixing that went into bringing each arrangement fully to life adds to the record’s whole even more.  The record’s sequencing puts the final touch to its presentation.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of Invasion.  All things considered, they make Invasion one more of this year’s top new rock records and an invasion on the ears that every listener will welcome.  More information on Invasion is available online now along with all of John 5 and The Creatures’ latest news at:

 

 

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John 5 & The Creatures’ New Live Recording Is “Alive”, But Sadly Not Kicking

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Roughly one year ago this month, guitarist John 5 (Marilyn Manson, David Lee Roth, Rob Zombie) and his band The Creatures were performing at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, Pennsylvania in support of their then brand new album Season of the Witch.  That concert went on to be the basis for the band’s recently released live recording It’s Alive.  The 18-song, 73-minute (1 hour, 13-minute) set is an interesting new offering from the group that is worth at least one listen.  Yes, listen.  This is one of the important elements that will be discussed later.  The concert’s set list is another key piece of this recording’s whole that plays into its presentation.  The record’s production is the last of its most important elements.  It will be discussed later, too.  Each element is important in its right to the whole of It’s Alive.  All things considered, these elements give this record life, but sadly, keep it from kicking.

It’s Alive, John 5 and the Creatures’ recently released live recording, is an interesting new offering from the veteran rock band.  Released this past January via 60 Cycle Hum Records, the concert presents an 18-song, 73 minute set list that pulls largely from the group’s most recent album, 2017’s Season of the Witch and its predecessor, 2014’s Careful With That Axe.  While not the only albums featured in this performance – it also features music from God Told Me To (2012) and The Devil Knows My Name (2007) – they are the most prominently featured albums in this set list.  Season of the Witch sees nine of its 13 songs included in this set while Careful With That Axe is represented by six of its 10 songs.  The whole thing closes out with a medley of other songs.  On the one hand, it’s nice to see the group’s most recent album get so much attention, but at the same time, John 5 has released eight full-length studio recordings and a remix album.  One can’t help but wonder why this set list pulled so heavily from just two albums.  Yes, two others of that eight total are represented here, but each is represented by only one song.  To that end, this set list does a good job of promoting Season of the Witch and even Careful With That Axe, but in terms of really representing John 5’s overall body of work, it comes up somewhat short.  Keeping this in mind, the set list featured in this recording is both a positive and a negative.  It is good in its own right, but still leaves one wanting for more.  The concert’s presentation solely on audio platforms versus audio and video is another issue.

It’s Alive was released on CD, LP and digital platforms in its initial release this past January.  There were no full audio-visual releases, and there has been no word on a DVD or Blu-ray release for the concert since then.  This is another issue that this recording faces.  It’s an issue because while taking in a concert just through the ears is an enjoyable experience (provided it has been mixed and produced properly – yes, there are concerts out there that haven’t been so well mixed and produced) – it limits the full concert experience.  Being able to hear and see a concert, even from the comfort of one’s own home is far more engaging for audiences than just being able to hear it.  Obviously, this is not the only recording from any act to ever be released only on CD, in the group’s defense.  At the same time though, it would have been nice to have had that as an option.  It would be no surprise when its sales meet or even exceed expectations.  Considering this, it’s just a bit of a surprise that the recording was only presented on CD.  Hopefully the band and the label heads will read this and take this into consideration, and eventually release the concert’s video portion.  That is if cameras were also involved in the initial recording.  Taking all of this into consideration, the audio-only presentation of this concert — while enjoyable in its own right — still leaves audiences wanting for more just as much as the concert’s set list.  This can be problematic, too.  Luckily for all of the problems posed by the program’s set list and platforms, they are still not enough to make the concert a fail.  The recording’s overall production does plenty to make the concert worth at least one listen.

The time and effort put into the recording’s production and mixing is a saving grace here that cannot be ignored.  Audiences feel like they are right there at the venue thanks to that time and effort.  Even with the music being fully instrumental, each musician’s line is expertly balanced with that of his fellow musician.  The crowd noise is just as well-balanced with the music.  The end result is an experience that despite such a focused set list and being an audio-only presentation is still a presentation that is worth the listen.  Keeping this aspect of the recording in mind, its production and mixing collectively form the foundation of its presentation.  Even while the set list is so focused and the presentation audio-only those two elements rest on that foundation to present It’s Alive a recording that while maybe not kicking, has a solid pulse.

John 5 & The Creatures’ new live recording It’s Alive is an offering that while maybe not kicking, does at least have a solid pulse.  That is due in part to a very focused set list that lifts very liberally from the group’s most recent studio recording, 2017’s Season of the Witch and its predecessor.  That is also despite the recording being made available only in audio settings.  Even with these issues being noted, the recording still deserves at least one listen.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on It’s Alive is available online now along with all of John 5’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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Audiences Will Enjoy John 5’s New LP In Every “Season”

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Early this past March, guitarist John 5 released his new solo recording Season of the Witch.  The famed guitarist’s now ninth overall solo instrumental recording, Season of the Witch proves from start to finish that it belongs on any critic’s list of the year’s top new rock albums.  That is due in part to the album’s songs.  This will be discussed shortly.  The arrangements at the center of each song are just as important to note as the songs themselves in examining the album’s overall presentation.  The record’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements.  Each element is important in its own right to the album’s overall presentation.  All things considered, Season of the Witch proves to be a record that rock fans will enjoy in every season.

John 5’s latest solo instrumental record Season of the Witch is a record that rock fans will enjoy in every season.  That is due in part to the songs that are featured in this recording.  While the guitarist, whose real name is John William Lowery, is known largely for his work with the likes of Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and David Lee Roth, this record displays his versatility as a musician once again.  Lowery reaches liberally into the rock realm throughout the course of the record’s 13-song, 39-minute run time.  But it is not the only realm into which he reaches as is proven in the likes of ‘Behind The Nut Love,’ ‘Hell Haw’ and ‘Ode To Jasper.’  The first of the group is a country-western style song while the second is a fun, up-tempo bluegrass/rockabilly style work that even incorporates a touch of jazz at the same time.  ‘Ode to Jasper’ is a beautifully tragic work that will tug at any listener’s heart strings even while it clocks in at not even two minutes.  Getting back on the matter of the album’s rich rock reachings, listeners will be impressed at the amount of ground Lowery covers in that realm.  From the industrial leanings of the album’s title track/closer to the almost Joe Satriani/Living Colour-esque sound of ‘Now Fear This’ to the prog-rock sound of ‘Here’s To The Crazy Ones’ and beyond, this record displays great diverse talent from Lowery and his fellow musicians.  That diversity forms a solid foundation for this new offering from the famed guitarist.  The arrangements at the center of the songs build onto that foundation, strengthening it even more.

The arrangements at the center of the record’s featured songs are so important to note in examining the album’s presentation because they exhibit just as much diversity as the songs themselves.  Yes, there is a lot of high-velocity guitar playing throughout the record.  However, Lowery also proves that he can play just as expertly in more contemplative moments as he can in wilder moments.  That is proven throughout the record as he goes from full-on riffs to other elements and back time and again.  ‘Guitars, T**s, and Monsters’ is one of the songs that supports this statement.  This song mixes Jimi Hendrix-esque riffs with a touch of Eddie Van Halen fluidly for a song that clearly exhibits his (and his band mates’) ability to handle such quick shifts in style.  The whole thing winds down with a rather reserved arrangement that gently places listeners, albeit breathless, on another musical shore.  ‘Hell Haw’ is another example of  the diversity presented in the songs’s arrangements.  This song takes the classic jazz tune ‘Who Could Ask For Anything More’ and crosses it with a touch of rockabilly and bluegrass, clearly showing Lowery’s ability to handle all three genres in one whole. The same can be said of his fellow musicians.  It is, in fact, one of the moments that allows them to really put their talents on display.  Very much the same can be said of the simplistic arrangement in ‘Ode To Jasper.’  This song’s arrangement only calls for a small handful of notes to be played throughout.  Yet even with so few notes being played by any of the band members, the gentility in those notes and their gentle flowing nature creates a massive emotional impact.  Considering this it is one more arrangement that proves the arrangements in the album’s featured songs are collectively just as diverse as the songs themselves.  Keeping that in mind, that diversity—which is shown just as much through the album’s other arrangements not noted here—proves to be just as important to this record’s presentation as its songs.  It is not the last of the record’s most important elements either.  The record’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements.

The diversity in SOTW’s songs and their arrangements are both key pieces of the record’s whole.  Each element ensures in its own way listeners’ engagement. They are not the record’s only important elements.  Its sequencing rounds out its most important elements.  The record opens and closes with a nod to Lowery’s industrial roots.  In between, Lowery and company take listeners on quite the musical ride.  The transition from ‘Black Grass Plague’ and ‘Guitars, T***, and Monsters’ eventually makes way for the more controlled riffs of ‘Now Fear This’ before the band really pulls back in the country-western ‘Behind The Nut Love.’  From there, the energy picks back up shortly in ‘Making Monsters’ and ‘Here’s To The Crazy Ones’ before pulling back again in ‘The Macabre,’ which despite its name, sounds anything but macabre.  If anything the harmonics incorporated into the mid-tempo ballad style song makes for an interesting emotional impact.  The record’s energy rises again from there before reaching that already noted deeply emotional ballad that is ‘Ode To Jasper.’  The final powerful punch of the record’s title song makes for the ideal ending to the album.  When it is considered along with the rest of the record’s crests and troughs, the whole picture is one is even more certain to keep listeners engaged.  When this consideration is joined with the notes on the record’s songs and their arrangements, it becomes clear that much time and thought was put into crafting this album.  That time and thought resulted in a record that deserves a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s top new rock records.

John 5’s new instrumental solo record Season of the Witch is a work that deserves a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s top new rock records.  That is evidenced through the diversity in the record’s songs and their arrangements.  The record’s sequencing provides its own share of diversity, too.  That diversity across the board makes this record one that is certain to entertain not just rock loyalists but music lovers in whole.  It shows that this record deserves a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s top new rock records and potentially the year’s top new albums overall.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on Season of the Witch is available online now along with all of John 5’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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