Blacklite District Debuts ‘Hard Pill To Swallow’ Video

Underground electronic/hip-hop outfit Blacklite District has unveiled the video for its latest single.

The duo unveiled the video for the song ‘Hard Pill To Swallow’ on Oct. 10.  The song is the lead single from the pair’s upcoming fourth full-length studio recording Through The Ages, and originally premiered online via Billboard.com.  The album’s release date has not been announced.

Courtesy: TAG Publicity

The video was filmed outside the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center in Anaheim, CA by DZFX Media.  Group member Kyle Pfeiffer said the interaction with DZFX Media happened by chance, adding the video was just one of a group filmed at the noted location.

“We worked with DZFX Media in Southern California on the video,” Pfeiffer said.  “I literally ran into him at Guitar Center while I was picking up something for our studio sessions for the new album.  We started talking right there at the counter, and ended up shooting three videos that week, with ‘Hard Pill To Swallow’ being the first.”

More information on Blacklite District’s new video, album and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.blacklitedistrict.net

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/officialbld

 

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Marty Friedman Announces Release Date, Specs For New Live Recording; Debuts Clip From Recording

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Famed virtuoso guitarist Marty Friedman has a new live recording on the way, and in anticipation of its release, a clip has been released from the recording.

Friedman’s new live recording One Mad M.F. Live!! is scheduled to be released October 19 via Prosthetic Records.  Originally recorded April 14, 2018 on the last date of Friedman’s “Wall Of Sound Tour,” the recording will be available on CD, digital and special deluxe 2LP gatefold set with glow-in-the-dark wax as one pressing.  Other vinyl pressings will be in black sparkle and clear splatter.

In anticipation of the recording’s release, a from the performance of Friedman performing his song ‘Whiteworm’ has been released at GuitarWorld.com.  The song is streaming online at Friedman’s official bandcamp site. Pre-orders for the recording are open now at Friedman’s official store.

Friedman shared his thoughts on his new recording in a recent interview, noting that it gives audiences a lot to anticipate.

“This live album is a tip of the hat to the live albums that blew my mind when I was a kid,” Friedman said.  “The musical content itself is modern and atomic-powered, but the presentation is decidedly old-school.  The pacing of the show, the audience participation stuff, the special live arrangements of the songs, these are the things that got me all jacked up as a kid.  I like to give the audience the feeling that they are really getting something unique, something that only happens at THEIR show, not just a recital  of the songs exactly as they know them.  There are lots of happy accidents, once in a lifetime ad libs, things that could have only happened because we were high on that particular audience’s energy.”

Friedman added he felt that the performance presented in this recording achieved the goal for which he aimed in the first place.

“I like to lose myself in giving energy to the audience,” Friedman said.  “I want everyone to go home feeling like they were injected with a shot of positive vibes.  I think we captured that on the record.”

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

In celebration of his new live recording’s release, Friedman will hold a special performance October 21 at the famed Viper Room in Los Angeles, California.  It will be his only live U.S. performance of the year.  Tickets for the show are available here.

The full track listing for One Bad M.F. Live!! is noted below.

Complete track listing for ONE BAD M.F. Live!!:
1. Street Demon
2. Elixir
3. Amagi Goe
4. Inferno
5. Self Pollution
6. Devil Take Tomorrow
7. Mutation Medley (featuring Asche zu Asche, My Oh My, Forbidden City, Tornado of Souls)
8. Ripped
9. Whiteworm
10. Undertow
11. Dragon Mistress
12. Kaeritakunatta Yo

BONUS TRACKS, DIGITAL ONLY:
Hyper Doom
Stigmata Addiction

One Bad M.F. Live!!  follows the release of Wall of Sound (2017).  The album debuted at #12 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart.  Friedman said the album is one of the best that he has ever created.

“I’ve had albums that have charted higher, sold more and got more attention over my career, but Wall of Sound is the album I’ve been striving to make ever since I picked up a guitar,” Friedman said.  “I have an almost unhealthy amount of pride toward that album.  The thrill I get from playing the Wall of Sound stuff live is something that I wanted documented, and that’s what One Bad M.F. Live!! is.”

More information on One Bad M.F. Live!! is available online now along with all of Marty Friedman’s latest news and more at:

Website: http://www.marrtyfriedman.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/martyfriedman.official

Twitter: http://twitter.com/marty_friedman

 

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Mipso Releases New LP’s Lead Single

Courtesy: LiveLoud

Courtesy: LiveLoud

Mipso unveiled the lead single from its upcoming album Coming Down The Mountain this week.

The band released the album’s title track this week as its lead single.  The song is available now on all digital service providers and is streaming online here.

The Chapel Hill, NC-based band’s latest album will be released in stores and online on April 7, 2017.  Album pre-orders are open now here along with tickets to the band’s upcoming tour in support of its new album.

The band’s tour launches March 24 in St. Louis, MO.  It is currently in the midst of a string of dates in Colorado.  The band will be in Nederland, CO today, March 4.  It will be in Fort Collins, CO on March 5 and Breckenridge, CO on March 11.

After taking some time off, the band will head out on its Coming Down The Mountain tour beginning March 24.  The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

MIPSO ON TOUR: 

3/4 Caribou Room Nederland, CO
3/5 Downtown Artery Fort Collins, CO
3/11 Ride On! Music and Beer Fest Breckenridge, CO

 

ALBUM RELEASE TOUR (Phase One) | SPRING 2017

 

3/24 The Firebird St. Louis, MO
3/25 Hi-Fi Indianapolis, IN
3/26 Gravel Roads Concerts Minburn, IA
3/29 Redstone Room Davenport, IA
3/30 Gabes Iowa City, IA
3/31 Turf Club St. Paul, MN
4/1 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
4/2 The Frequency Madison, WI
4/4 Otus Supply Fernale, MI
4/5 Woodlands Tavern Columbus, OH
4/6 Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
4/7 The Hamilton Washington, DC
4/8 MilkBoy Philadelphia, PA
4/9 The Broadberry Richmond, VA
4/19 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brookyln, NY
4/20 Columbus Theatre Providence, RI
4/21 One Longfellow Square Portland, ME
4/22 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
4/23 Bearsville Theatre Woodstock, NY
4/24 Iron Horse Northampton, MD
4/26 The Avalon Theatre Easton, MD
4/27 The Southern Charlottesville, VA
4/28- 4/30 Merlefest Wilkesboro, NC
5/6 North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh, NC
5/13 North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival Huntersville, NC
5/20 Forest Fest Fairdale, KY
6/15 – 6/18 Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival Grass Valley, CA

Additional tour dates to be announced

 

 

Coming Down The Mountain is Mipso’s fourth full-length studio recording.  The band’s previous recordings include long, long, gone (2012), Holler Pop (2013) and Time Reverie (2015).  That record proved to be the bands best work to date, landing at number one on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart and in the Top 25 of the magazine’s Heatseekers Chart.  The Guardian named the album one of its Best Records of the Year.

As if that is not enough, the band—Jacob Sharp (mandolin, vocals), Wood Robinson (bass, vocals), Joseph Terrell (guitar, vocals) and Libby Rodenbough (fiddle, vocals)—was called a favorite 2016 festival performer by Rolling Stone magazine.

More information on Mipso’s new single album and tour is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.mipsomusic.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/mipsomusic

 

 

 

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Reckless Kelly Announces More Live Dates In Support Of ‘Sunset Motel’

Courtesy: Missing Piece Group

Courtesy: Missing Piece Group

Reckless Kelly has added more dates to its current tour schedule.

The band announced this week that it has extended its current tour, in support of its new album Sunset Motel, through December.  The new dates will see the band performing live in Idaho, Oklahoma, and a number of cities throughout its home state of Texas.  The band’s new tour schedule is listed below.

Tour Dates:
10/15: The Backyard – Waco, TX
10/21: City Winery – Atlanta, GA
10/22: Don Gibson Theater – Shelby, NC
10/23: The Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA
10/24: World Cafe Live – Wilmington, DE
10/25: City Winery – New York, NY
10/26: Bull Run – Shirley, MA
10/27: F.M. Kirby Center – Wilkes-Barre, PA
10/28: The Hamilton – Washington, DC
10/29: Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD
11/1: The Kent Stage – Kent, OH
11/2: Evanston, IL – SPACE
11/3: The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
11/4: Madison Theater – Covington, KY
11/5: City Winery – Nashville, TN
11/25: Brauntex Theater – New Braunfels, TX
12/1: Brewster Street Icehouse – Corpus Christi, TX
12/2: EQ Heights – Houston, TX
12/3: Schroeder Dance Hall – Goliad, TX
12/9: The Kessler – Dallas, TX
12/10: Love and War in Texas Lindale – Lindale, TX
12/15: Hoot’s Pub – Amarillo, TX
12/16: Wormy Dog Saloon – Oklahoma City, OK
12/31: Revolution Concert House and Event Center – Garden City, ID

 

Sunset Motel was just recently released in stores and online. It is the band’s first record for record label Thirty Tigers and the band’s ninth overall studio recording. It debuted at #8 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums Chart and # 12 on the magazine’s Country Albums Chart.  The band currently sits in the top spot on the Texas Regional Radio Report Chart and the CDX TRACtion Texas Monitored Radio Airplay Chart.  It also sits at #9 on the Americana Radio Chart.

Three singles from Sunset Motel have currently been released, ‘How Can You Love Him (You Don’t Even Like Him)’ being the first of those singles. The single was released by Rolling Stone Country ahead of the album’s release.  ‘Who’s Gonna Be Your Baby Now’ followed soon after courtesy of Taste of Country.  ‘Moment In The Sun’ is the latest of the album’s songs to be released.  It was recently debuted by Billboard.

As an additional bonus, Team Coco premiered Sunset Motel in its entirety for audiences to check out.  Audiences can purchase, order, or download Sunset Motel online now via Amazon and iTunes.

More information on Sunset Motel is available online now along with all of the latest Reckless Kelly news at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.recklesskelly.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/recklesskelly96

Twitter: http://twitter.com/recklesskelly

 

 

 

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Marty Friedman Premieres Video For ‘Inferno’s’ Latest Single

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Marty Friedman debuted his latest music video this week.

The veteran guitarist debuted the video for this song ‘Meathook’ this week via Billboard.  The video mixes footage of Friedman and his fellow musicians—including Shining (NOR) front man Jorgen Munkeby—performing live with various snippets of vintage butchers carving p large chunks of meat, car crashes, and other footage that is sure to leave audiences talking.  Audiences will also note behind the band in its live footage the logo of metal band Arch Enemy.  That is because the footage was recorded during his most recent tour with Arch Enemy.

‘Meathook’ comes from Friedman’s latest solo recording Inferno.  Friedman has spent the past two years touring in support of Inferno.  That time on the road included tours with Gus G., Arch Enemy, and Kreator.  His recent live schedule also marked the first time in more than twelve years that he has performed live in the United States.

On Sunday, August 14th, Friedman will wrap his global tour with an orchestra performance at the Famed Hollywood Bowl with veteran flamenco duo Gabriela, who also appeared on another of Inferno’s songs ‘Wicked Pancea.’  Friedman was upbeat when he discussed the upcoming performance.  “I’m so excited to play the Hollywood Bowl, and even more excited to do it with my friends Rodrigo y Gabriela AND a full orchestra!,” he said.  “They did a great collaboration with me on my Inferno record and we’ve met several times in Japan talking about how to make this Hollywood Bowl show a once in a lifetime kind of ultra special show.  Can not wait.”

Following his performance at the Hollywood Bowl Friedman will return to Japan to perform a full live set at SummerSonic, the country’s largest music festival.

More information on Friedman’s upcoming live dates is available online now along with more information on his new video and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.martyfriedman.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/martyfriedman.official

Twitter: http://twitter.com/marty_friedman

 

 

 

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MTV Networks Premiere Pierce The Veil’s New Video

L-R:  Jaime Preciado, Tony Perry, Vic Fuentes, Mike Fuentes Photo credit:  Jonathan Weiner

L-R: Jaime Preciado, Tony Perry, Vic Fuentes, Mike Fuentes
Photo credit: Jonathan Weiner

Pierce The Veil has officially unveiled (no pun intended) its new video.

The video for ‘Circles,’ the band’s new single started running nationwide this morning on AMTV, AMTV2, MTV Hits, MTV Live and mtvU.  The video began running this morning at 6:00 ET.  It is also running live on MTV’s Snapchat Discovery channel and via Vevo.  It was directed by Drew Russ, who also directed the video for the band’s 2012 video for ‘King For A Day.’ That video has accumulated more than 70 million views since its premiere roughly four years ago.  The concept behind the band’s new video is loosely based on the 1991 feature film Nothing But Trouble.  The movie was written by Dan Akroyd (Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, The Blues Brothers) and starred Chevy Chase (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Funny Farm, Fletch), John Candy (Uncle Buck, Who’s Harry Crumb?, Spaceballs), and Akroyd.  The song is currently a Top 40 Alternative radio stations across America.  The band’s new album Misdaventures premiered at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.  And the band itself was nominated for Bandom of the Year by MTV in its annual “MTV Fandom Awards.”  Later this summer the band will embark on the “Made To Destroy Tour” alongside supporting acts Neck Deep and I Prevail.  A Winter UK tour is already set to follow from October 29th to November 17th.  The band’s complete tour schedule is noted below.

 

SEPTEMBER

 3   The Warfield, San Francisco, CA*

 4   Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR*

 6   Showbox Sodo, Seattle, WA*

 7   Revolution Concert House, Boise, ID*

 9   In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT*

10  High Elevation Festival, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater., Denver, CO**

12  The Cotillion, Wichita, KS*

13  Myth Live, Minneapolis, MN*

14  7 Flags Event Center, Des Moines, IA*

16  Riot Fest, Chicago, IL**

17  Rochester Main Street Armory, Rochester, NY*

18  Rock Allegiance Festival, PPL Park, Chester, PA**

20  Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH*

21  The Pageant, St. Louis, MO*

23  House of Blues, New Orleans, LA*

24  Texas Mutiny, Texas Motor Speedway, Dallas, TX**

25  Houston Open Air Festival, NRG Park, Houston, TX**

27   Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, Kansas City, KS*

28  War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, TN*

30  Chill on the Hill Festival, Detroit, MI**

OCTOBER

 1   Louder Than Life Festival, Champions Park, Louisville, KY**

 2   Sonic Boom Festival, Madison, WI**

 4   Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY*

 5   The Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC*

 7   The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA*

 8   House of Blues, Orlando, FL*

 9   Jannus Live, Tampa, FL*

11  Alamo City Music Hall, San Antonio, TX*

12  Lonestar Pavilion, Lubbock, TX*

14  Marquee Theatre, Phoenix, AZ*

15  Rainbow Room, Fresno, CA*

16  Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA*

European tour:

OCTOBER

29  Trabendo, Paris, France

31  Sala Cats, Madrid, Spain

NOVEMBER

 1   Sala Noise,Valencia, Spain

 2   Sala Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, Spain

 4   Kofmehl, Solothurn, Switzerland

 5   Magazzini Generali, Milano, Italy

 7   Theatrefabrik, Munich, Germany

 8   Arena, Vienna, AT

 9   Durer Kert, Budapest, Hungary

11  Huxleys, Berlin, Germany

13  Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany

14  Amagler Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark

15  Fryhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

17  Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

* – headline dates

** – major music festivals

 

More information on Pierce The Veil’s new video is available online now along with all of the latest updates on the band’s tour schedule, news, and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://piercetheveil.net

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/piercetheveil

 

 

 

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Michael Franti And Spearhead Release Updated Video For ‘Same As It Ever Was (It Starts Today)’

Photo Credit: Chelsea Klette

Photo Credit: Chelsea Klette

Michael Franti and Spearhead re-issued this week the powerful video for its song ‘Same As It Ever Was (It Starts Today).’

The video was re-worked to include footage of recent high profile cases involving police shootings and also features the song’s lyrics along with footage of Franti walking an anonymous city’s dimly-lit streets.  Franti sat down recently with Billboard to discuss the song and its new video.  While there he held an intimate acoustic performance of the song that can be seen here.  Since neither Franti nor the reporter was hooked to a mic, audiences will have to turn up the volume in order to hear them.  The newly re-worked music video meanwhile can be seen via Franti’s official YouTube channel.

Courtesy: Fantasy Records

Courtesy: Fantasy Records

Michael Franti and Spearhead is currently touring in support of the group’s new full-length studio recording Soulrocker.  The band will be in Nashville, Tennessee tonight and Louisville, Kentucky tomorrow.  The group’s tour currently runs through September 18th in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  The group’s full tour schedule is noted below.

 

Here are the in-progress dates for MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD on tour.

 

DATE                         CITY                                       VENUE

~~Fri 7/22 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium
~~Sat 7/23 Louisville, KY Iroquois Amphitheater
~~Sun 7/24 Columbus, OH Express Live!
~~Tue 7/26 Birmingham, AL Avondale Brewing Company
~~Wed 7/27 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre
Fri 7/29 Kaslo, BC Kaslo Jazz Festival
*Wed 8/3 Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Amphitheatre
Thu 8/4 Mammoth Lakes, CA Mammoth Festival
**Fri 8/5 Flagstaff, AZ Pepsi Amphitheater
**Sat 8/6 Durango, CO Three Springs
**Sun 8/7 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Tue 8/9 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden
**Thu 8/11 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
**Fri 8/12 Troutdale, OR Edgefield
Sat 8/13 Tamarack, ID The Huckleberry Jam
**Tue 8/16 Missoula, MT Big Sky Brewing Company
**Wed 8/17 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House
**Fri 8/19 Lake Tahoe, NV MontBleu Resort & Casino
Sat 8/20 Lincoln, CA Thunder Vibes
**Sun 8/21 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
**Tue 8/23 Rohnert Park, CA Sonoma Mountain Village
~Wed 8/24 Lancaster, CA Antelope Valley Fair
**Thu 8/25 San Luis Obispo, CA Avila Beach Resort
**Fri 8/26 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
Sat 8/27 Tucson, AZ The Rialto Theatre
!Sun 8/28 Santa Fe, NM The Santa Fe Opera House
Fri 9/2 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
Sat 9/3 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion
Sun 9/4 Arcata, CA Van Duzer Theatre
Sept 15-18 Victoria, BC Rifflandia

* w/ G. Love & Special Sauce

** w/ Zella Day

~ w/ Iration

~~ w/ Marc Scibilia

! w/ Lila Downs

 

 

More information on Michael Franti and Spearhead’s new video is available online now along with all of the band’s new tour dates, news and more at:

 

 

Website: http://www.michaelfranti.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaelfranti

 

 

 

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