Usually when a band gets a new lead singer it's bad news. Just ask Alice In Chains how they've enjoyed the last ten years. But in THIS case, I think it's an improvement. Chester Bennington from Linkin Park has been hanging out with a de-heroined STP for the last few months, and now it looks like we're getting an album! Or at least an EP.
The band says their first EP with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington will be called "High Rise," and is scheduled to hit stores on October 8th. The collection will feature five new tracks, including their previously released single "Out of Time" and another new song called "Tomorrow." But before fans get their hands on "High Rise," they can catch the Stone Temple Pilots on the road. The band kicks off a U.S. tour September 4th in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
10 bucks says it's at a fair.
Hey lookit that! I have a blog now. Well, technically I had one when I first started but I didn't know the password.
Thanks to Ritchie T I can now log in, and post about all sorts of things! I'd like to think that I'll post about music news, and X96 events. But chances are I'll just blog about donuts. Mmmm Donuts.
"The 17th Annual Toyota Big Ass Show! If You Weren't There, Start Crying Now..."
Written by Ami Chopine
Because you missed the biggest party of the year. It included scary face painting from Castle of Chaos, food, skater and biker tricks, food, man sized plastic runabout balls on water, beer, and of course food. Even Waldo made an appearance. But what we were really there for was the music and meeting the bands. Buying an album from Graywhale guaranteed a meeting. Here is a quick recap of the bands that played.
I caught Shrink the Giant before when they were competing for the BASH 2012 opening spot at Battle of the Bands in Graywhale, and they did equally as well in the bigger venue. If I want to be a rock star, I think need to grow my hair down to my waist for epic hair flipping. Wow. That takes a lot of energy, and the music wasn't half bad either. Their lyrics are fun and their music shows sophistication beyond their youth.
The secret to weight loss is to buy a guitar, rock it with a couple of thousand people, and then smash it. This workout works best if you do it several times a week. But seriously, as one twitterer put it, Dead Sara was siiiick. Emily Johnston has skills and a fantastic voice. It's good to see a woman powering it up.
Life tastes sweeter when it's wrapped in accents from Liverpool. I think every girl's heart beat a bit faster with every word The Wombats spoke or sang. But it wasn't just words that moved the crowd. This band played their instruments with passion and owned the stage, giving us a set with clean sound and a great show.
A crew cut, some colorful arms, and a voice to match. It was a Situation Infatuation with Eve 6. I didn’t get to see these guys much, but a lot of people did.
Imagine Dragons is a band that knows what it means to be men. Real men. The kind of warriors that aren't just wearing shining armor. They're living it. They've been to the bleak battlefield, wielded their instruments with power, and raised the standard. And then, when I watched them with their fans at a meet and greet they were totally sweet and kind. Like I said. Real men. But there's a problem with watching Imagine Dragon's in concert. Their albums are just shadows of the real thing, tiding their audience over until they can catch another live show.
Sadly, I missed Grouplove's set, but I did get to see them at the meet and greet. Besides having great fun on stage (or so I'm told) and in their videos, these artists are full of class. In an environment where they have the time, they really talk with and engage their fans. Before they came in, when my mustached husband asked if I wanted a pic with the band, I shrugged a non-committal no. Whatever. And yet, after seeing the band, yeah. I wanted to be Itchin' on a Photograph with them. Dude. Corny. Sorry.
Who knew that Orem could generate such an emo band like The Used? With a sound and lyrics that scrape out a hollow in the soul whether they're shreaking or crooning (and they do both equally well), The Used have turned anger and pain into a reason to jump in the air, pump some fists, and lay down some money for a CD.
Neon Trees gave us the grand finale. I’d been looking at those neon animal print balloons all day. They were delivered at the end of a set full of intense glitz with a more epic rock sound than their recorded music. Tyler has some serious charisma. He’s blond this month with an amazing studded leather jacket, and Chris Allen had purple hair that matched the atmosphere of their stage show. Orem's music scene appears to be some kind of primordial soup, with all the right stuff to generate some great music.Two stages of live music featuring:
Neon Trees The Used Grouplove Awolnation Imagine Dragons Eve 6 The Wombats Dead Sara And more…
BLUE OCTOBER, the San Marcos, TX-based band known for shimmering rock songs and haunting lyrics on albums such as 2009’s Billboard Top 15 debut, Approaching Normal, 2011’s Billboard Top Ten debut Any Man In America and the Platinum-selling Foiled, makes a triumphant return with Sway (Up/Down Records), the band’s first album in two years.
With lush, atmospheric songs such as “Bleed Out,” “Angels In Everything” and “Fear,” and the edgy rocker “Put It In,” the Texas four-piece comes back strong with a revitalized energy and a positive outlook. As singer Justin Furstenfeld puts it: “This album is about why life is so beautiful. It’s about facing fears and recognizing miracles every day. It’s about enjoying yourself and realizing that life is not something you can half-ass.”
The band began writing the album after coming off a series of tour dates in 2012. Drummer Jeremy Furstenfeld echoes his brother’s attitude. “, “The band is in a really great space now, everyone is healthy, happy, and doing well. That’s changed our point of view, and you can hear that new perspective on the album.”
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Todd Nuke'Em hung out backstage to chat with Pete Wentz & Joe Trohman (of Fall Out Boy) before their SOLD OUT show at In The Venue.Photos from the Meet & Greet, CLICK HERE! Photos from the show at In the Venue, CLICK HERE!
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