E-Club Members: Login Register
  • Fax # 309-839-4125

 

ABC - Alternative Rock
Subscribe To This Feed

Debbie Hickey/Getty ImagesAfter months of speculation, Gorillaz fans are about to get the lowdown on the group’s next album.

Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn is set to appear on BBC Radio 1 Wednesday at 3:30 pm ET/12:30 pm PT to premiere new music from the animated cyber-band.

As previously reported, 26 song titles were recently registered with UK-based music licensing company Phonographic Performance Ltd. Based on those titles, guests on the new Gorillaz album would include Grace Jones, De La Soul, Savages frontwoman Jehnny Beth, and gospel legend Mavis Staples.

Gorillaz released a new track called “Hallelujah Money” January 20 to coincide with the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. The band's last full-length album was 2011's The Fall

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

 



Subscribe To This Feed

Skip Bolen/WireImagePortugal. The Man cares about good nutrition, especially when it comes to the band's youngest fans.

According to Billboard, the indie rockers, as well as alt-pop band Neon Trees and rapper Biz Markie, have created new music and videos specifically for RAD Lands, a food-based video series from Chipotle Mexican Grill aimed at educating families about how food is grown and prepared. The videos will appear during the show’s music segment, dubbed “Fresh Songs.”

RAD Lands was created in partnership with The Magic Story, the creative team behind the popular children’s series Yo Gabba Gabba! 

In a statement, the members of Neon Trees expressed excitement at being included in the project, adding, "Countless hours on the tour bus have been dedicated to [Magic Story] shows."

Celebrity chefs Amanda FreitagMichael Voltaggio and Duff Goldman will also appear in RAD Lands, as will Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne.

The series’ first season will be available exclusively on iTunes. There will also be an online program aimed at secondary schools that will pair RAD Lands episodes with lesson plans emphasizing nutrition and environmentalism.

Additionally, Chipotle is donating $100,000 to the non-profit Chef Ann Foundation, which works with schools to serve healthy and nutritious meals to students.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



Subscribe To This Feed

Noel Vasquez/Getty ImagesJune marks the 25th anniversary of Sublime’s debut album, and the band’s surviving members are staging a sudsy celebration.

According to Rolling Stone, bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh have signed off on a limited edition Mexican-style lager beer named after that album: 40oz. to Freedom. The brew will be bottled in 40-ounce containers and sold locally by San Diego-based AleSmith Brewing Company before being rolled out nationally.

Troy Holmes, widow of Sublime’s late frontman, Bradley Nowell, is also on board, commenting, "Being a beer lover…I know Sublime fans will absolutely love it!”

The Sublime team also has two film projects in the works. The first is an authorized documentary designed to tell the “real” story of the ska-punk trio that exploded out of Long Beach, California. Also in the pipeline is a dramatic biopic about the group.

On a more musical note, Sublime plans to reissue the band’s 1995 EP, Badfish, on vinyl for the first time for Record Story Day on April 22.

Last summer, Sublime issued Van Box Set, a comprehensive 13-disc vinyl collection featuring the band’s three studio albums, a compilation album, two live discs and the 1991 cassette release, Jah Won’t Pay the Bills.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



Subscribe To This Feed

Zackery MichaelWith a new album on the market, indie rockers Spoon are beefing up their summer tour schedule.

The Austin, Texas-based band kicks off a short run of Australian dates this week. Their North American trek begins April 27 in Mobile, Alabama and continues through mid-August. The group will spend parts of June and July touring Europe, Scandinavia and the U.K. Support acts will include New Pornographers, Cherry Glazzer and Tennis.

Spoon’s ninth studio album, Hot Thoughts, was released last week.

Here are Spoon's tour dates:

4/27 -- Mobile, AL, Soul Kitchen
4/28 -- Oxford, MS, The Lyric
4/29-- Baton Rouge, LA, Varsity Theatre
5/1 -- Tampa, FL, The Ritz Ybor
5/2 -- Lake Buena Vista, FL, House of Blues
5/3 -- Athens, GA, Georgia Theatre
5/5 -- Charleston, SC, Music Farm
5/6  Asheville, NC, Orange Peel***
5/7 -- Raleigh, NC, The Ritz
5/9 -- Knoxville, TN, The Mill & Mine
5/11 -- Columbus, OH, Newport Music Hall
7/14-16 -- Louisville, KY, Forecastle Festival
7/15-16 -- Birmingham, AL, Sloss Festival
7/18 -- Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Metro Credit Union*
7/19 -- Charlottesville, VA, Sprint Pavilion*
7/21 -- Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 
7/22 -- Portland, ME, State Theatre*  
7/23 -- Montreal, QC, Metropolis*
7/25 -- Toronto, ON, Massey Hall** 
7/26 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE Indoors*
7/28 -- New York, NY, Panorama Festival 
7/29 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavillion (XPoNential Music Festival)
7/30 -- Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavillion^
8/1 -- Detroit, MI, The Fillmore**
8/6 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
8/8 -- Apsen, CO, Belly Up Aspen
8/9 -- Bellvue, CO, Mishawaka Amphitheater
8/19 -- New Orleans, LA, House of Blues
8/20 -- Jacksonville, FL, Mavericks 
8/22 -- Savannah, GA, Lucas Theater for the Arts 
8/23 -- Columbia, SC, Music Farm
8/28 -- Spokane, WA, Knitting Factory
8/30 -- Edmonton, AB, Windspear Centre
8/31 -- Calgary, AB, Macewan Hall
9/2 -- Vancouver, BC, Malking Bowl
9/5-- Boise, ID, Knitting Factory
9/6 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot
9/8 -- Omaha, NE, Sokol Auditorium 
9/13 -- Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theatre 
9/14 -- Madison, WI, Orpheum Theatre 
9/15 -- St. Paul, MN, Palace Theater 

* with New Pornographers.
** with Cherry Glazerr.
*** with Tennis.

^ with Belle and Sebastian & Andrew Bird
with Belle and Sebastian

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



Subscribe To This Feed

Image courtesy Record Store DayRecord Store Day is just around the corner, and this year’s offerings include exclusive discs from Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Coheed and Cambria and the legendary Jimi Hendrix.

The Spring edition of the celebration of independent record stores is set for Saturday, April 22. Pearl Jam fans can grab a seven-inch single featuring the tracks "Breath" and “State of Love and Trust,” both of which appeared on the soundtrack to director Cameron Crowe’s 1992 film, Singles.  That movie also featured cameos from PJ as members of the fictional band Citizen Dick.

Alice in Chains’ Record Store Day special is a gatefold sleeve featuring two different seven-inch singles. The first includes “What the Hell Have I" and "A Little Bitter," both from the soundtrack to the 1993 Arnold Schwarzenegger film, Last Action Hero. The second single contains "Get Born Again" and "Died," the band's final recordings with their original singer, the late Layne Staley.

Coheed and Cambria fans can purchase a limited-edition remastered version of the band’s 2005 album, Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness, being issued on vinyl for the first time as a two-disc set with an exclusive splatter design.

Another Record Store Day offering is the two-album set Live at George’s Club 20, a document of Jimi Hendrix’s shows from December 1965 and January 1966 when he was a sideman for soul singer Curtis Knight.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Record Store Day and art-rocker St. Vincent is serving as ambassador for the April 22 edition.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



Subscribe To This Feed

Beware of Darkness; Michael Hurcomb/Corbis via Getty ImagesCalifornia meets Canada when alternative rockers Bleeker, Beware of Darkness and Badflower hit the road together this spring.

The tour begins April 26 in Burlington, Vermont, and winds its way through the East and Midwest before the May 18 finale in Detroit.

Toronto-based trio Bleeker, formerly Bleeker Ridge, issued their latest album, Erase You, last October. The band is nominated for Breakthrough Group of the Year at the JUNO Awards, set for Sunday, April 2 in the Canadian capital of Ottawa.

Hailing from Santa Barbara, California, Beware of Darkness released album number two, Are You Real?, last September. They recently issued the album’s second single, “Summer Daze.”

Los Angeles band Badflower released their debut EP, Temper, in November 2016.

Bleeker, Beware of Darkness and Badflower tour dates:

4/23 – Dallas, TX, Trees **
4/26 – South Burlington, VT, Higher Ground
4/27 – Portland, ME, Port City Music Hall
4/29 – Lancaster, PA, Chameleon Club *
4/30 – Rochester, NY, The Bug Jar *
5/1 – Somerville, MA, ONCE Ballroom
5/2 – Buffalo, NY, The Studio at Waiting Room
5/3 – New York, NY, The Studio at Webster Hall
5/6 – Philadelphia, PA, The Foundry at The Fillmore *
5/7 – Washington, D.C., Rock & Roll Hotel
5/9 – Johnson City, TN, Capone’s
5/10 – Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge
5/12 – St. Louis, MO, Fubar
5/13 – Kansas City, MO, The Riot Room
5/16 – Chicago, IL, Subterranean
5/17 – Grand Rapids, MI, The Stache at Intersection
5/18 – Detroit, MI, Saint Andrew’s Hall

* Beware of Darkness Bleeker only.
** Beware of Darkness only.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



Subscribe To This Feed

LollapaloozaMore than ever, it looks like there's something for everyone at this year's Lollapalooza festival, with headliners including Arcade Fire, Lorde, Chance the Rapper, Muse, and Blink-182.

Wiz Khalifa, Liam Gallagher, The Killers, Big Sean, Milky Chance, Tove Lo, Migos and Kaleo are also on the deep artist roster.  This is the second year the formerly three-day fest adds a day, meaning bonus acts on the bill.

As always, this year's annual fest will take place at Chicago's Grant Park, Thursday through Sunday August 3-6.  Tickets go on sale this morning at 10:00 local time at Lollapalooza.com.  A single-day ticket will set you back $120, plus fees.  Four-day tickets are already sold out.

Here's the full four-day Lollapalooza lineu:

Thursday, 8/3
Muse, Lorde, Cage the Elephant, Wiz Khalifa, Porter Robinson, Liam Gallager, Migos, Spoon, Lil Uzi Vert, Jon Bellion, George Ezra, Capital Cities, Kaytranada, Baauer, the Drums, A­Trak, Tritonal, Gryffin, CRX, Temples, Suicideboys, Hippo Campus, Honne, Cheat Codes, Kevin Devine, Paper Diamond, Middle Kids, the Hunna, Oliver Tree, Jain, the O’My’s, Declan McKenna, Unlike Pluto, Atlas Genius, Arizona, Gibbz, Pham, Michael Blume, Elohim, Stanaj, Kweku Collins, Max.

Friday, 8/4
The Killers, Blink­182, DJ Snake, Run the Jewels, Foster the People, Ryan Adams, Grmatik, Phantogram, Tegan and Sara, Crystal Castles, Kaleo, Little Dragon, 3Lou, Whitney, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Majid Jordan, Getter, the Pretty Reckless, Slushii, Cloud Nothings, Jidenna, Mura Masa, Bishop Briggs, Dokay, the Districts, Pup, Moose Blood, Skott, the Lemon Twigs, Mondo Cozmo, San Holo, the Frights, Saint Jhn, Bibi Bourelly, Missio, Cobi, Moksi, Slothrust, Allan Rayman, Frenship, Harriet Brown, Jess Malin.

Saturday, 8/5
Chance the Rapper, the XX, Alt­J, the Head and the Heart, Kaskade, Glass Animals, Vance Joy, Mac Demarco, Russ, 21 Savage, Banks, Sylvan Esso, Alison Wonderland, Live, Royal Blood, Nghtmre, Warpaint, Highly Suspect, Zara Larsson, Jai Wolf, Ephwurd, Alvvays, G Jones, Amine, San Fermin, the Japanese House, Leon, the Shelters, Blossoms, Jacob Banks, Michael Christmas, Flint Eastwood, Ron Gallo, Madeintyo, Young Bombs, the London Souls, 888, Wingtip, Colony House, Brayton Bowman, Lady Pills.

Sunday, 8/6
Arcade Fire, Justice, Big Sean, the Shins, Zeds Dead, Rae Sremmurd, Tove Lo, Milky Chance, Grouplove, DVBBS, Borgore, Lil Yachty, London Grammar, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Noname, Joey Badass, Charli XCX, Car Seat Headrest, Slander, Machine Gun Kelly, 6lack, Sampha, Maggie Rogers, NF, Joyryde, Joseph, Barns Courtney, Vant, Grace Mitchell, Blaenavon, Lo Moon, Dirty Audio, Whethan, Sofi Tukker, Xavier Omar, Boogie, Wax Motif, the Walters, Duckwrth, Spencer Ludwig, Flor, Goody Grace, Tucker Beathard.

 Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



Subscribe To This Feed

Mary Kouw/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting IncRock and Roll Hall of Famers Green Day appeared on The Late Show Tuesday night.

As host Stephen Colbert stood in front of the band ready to introduce them, he was interrupted by the appearance of “God.” An animated likeness, with flowing white beard and robes, appeared in the cathedral-like ceiling and asked if he could introduce them. Colbert said yes, so “He” did.

The five-time Grammy winners were introduced as “God’s favorite band” then went right into their number one song, "Still Breathing," the second single from Revolution Radio, their twelfth studio album. The song is also second number one from the album, after "Bang Bang.”

Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool, were supported by additional guitarist Jason White and keyboardist Jason Freese, the younger brother of drummer Josh Freese.

Green Day is currently touring North America behind Revolution Radio.

The band is finishing up some US dates before heading to Australia and New Zealand at the end of April.

They will return to play a number of stadium and arena dates this summer, starting in August.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



Subscribe To This Feed

Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesMike McCready is the latest rocker to show off his photography skills.

According to Rolling Stone, the Pearl Jam guitarist will issue a photo book this May, titled Of Potato Heads and Polaroids: My Life Inside and Out of Pearl Jam. The title references the Mr. Potato Head toy McCready has been carrying with him that shows up in many of the photos.

The book consists of shots taken by McCready of Pearl Jam tours and personal travels through the years, encompassing people, art, architecture and concerts. Among the celebrities that show up in candid shots are fellow musicians Neil Young, Questlove, Paul McCartney, Sting, Dave Grohl, Bono, Jack White and Lady Gaga, as well as actor Dustin Hoffman, tennis legend Venus Williams and others.

In other news, Pearl Jam will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame April 7 during a ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  The band ran into some controversy when the only two drummers among the originally announced inductees were Dave Krusen, who played on the Pearl Jam’s breakthrough debut, Ten, and current member Matt Cameron. Subsequently, the band said it would also invite Matt Chamberlain, Dave Abbruzzese and Jack Irons, who’ve also manned the PJ drum kit at one time or another.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



Subscribe To This Feed

Trey Anastasio of Phish; Taylor Hill/Getty ImagesJam-band extraordinaire Phish is filling in its summer tour schedule, including a multi-night stand in Chicago.

Known for their legendary and lengthy live shows, the Trey Anastasio-led group will appear July 14, 15 and 16 at Chicago’s Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. After that, they’ll head to Dayton, Ohio, and Pittsburgh for one-off dates, before settling in for the previously announced “Baker’s Dozen,” a 13-show extravaganza at New York City’s Madison Square Garden spanning July 21–August 6.

Following the “Baker’s Dozen,” Phish will return home to Burlington, Vermont, before its annual Labor Day weekend run at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado, just north of Denver.

An online pre-sale tickets request period is currently under way via the Phish Tickets website and runs through Monday, April 3. Remaining tickets go on sale Friday, April 7.

Phish’s latest album, Big Boat, was released last October.

Here are Phish's tour dates:

7/14 -- Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
7/15 -- Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
7/16 -- Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
7/18 -- Dayton, OH, Nutter Center
7/19 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Petersen Events Center
7/21 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
7/22 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
7/23 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
7/25 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
7/26 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
7/28 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
7/29 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
7/30 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
8/1 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
8/2 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
8/4 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
8/5 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
8/6 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
9/1 -- Commerce City, CO, Dick's Sporting Goods Park
9/2 -- Commerce City, CO, Dick's Sporting Goods Park
9/3 -- Commerce City, CO, Dick's Sporting Goods Park

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 



Subscribe To This Feed

Jim Bennett/FilmMagicRadiohead has added some international flavor to their upcoming U.S. tour.

The band announced that Jewish-Arabic group Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis will be the opening act for the trek beginning March 30 in Miami, Florida. Tassa and his band salute the legacy of early 20th century Iranian songwriters the Al-Kuwaiti Brothers. Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood appeared on Dudu Tassa’s track “Eize Yorn” in 2009.

Tassa and the band will also support Radiohead during the British band’s July 19 show in Tel Aviv in Tassa’s home country of Israel. You can learn more about Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis can be found at ReverbNation.com

Radiohead’s U.S. tour spans 11 dates, including dual headlining appearances at this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.  

Radiohead's tour dates:

3/30 -- Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
4/1 -- Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
4/3 -- New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
4/5 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
4/8 -- Seattle, WA, Key Arena
4/9 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center
4/11 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl  
4/14 -- Indio, CA, Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/17 -- Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre
4/18 -- Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre
4/21 -- Indio, CA, Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



Subscribe To This Feed

Image credit: Brendan WalterLorde clued fans in on her musical plans -- and her current TV obsession -- in a series of Tuesday morning tweets.

The Kiwi pop star first expressed her delight with Big Little Lies, the HBO drama about a group of private school parents in Monterey, California, starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern. Lorde tweeted, “please inject more big little lies DIRECTLY into my veins @HBO!!!!!”

please inject more big little lies DIRECTLY into my veins @HBO!!!!!

— Lorde (@lorde) March 21, 2017

Lorde previously announced a June 16 release date for her sophomore album, Melodrama. When a fan responded to her HBO tweet by requesting more musical “melodrama” directly into their veins, Lorde responded, “lethal dose coming soon…” She added, "Fine tuning the plan for the whole year...holy sh** you guys have no idea there's so much cool stuff coming."

mmmmmmm hm lethal dose coming soon........ https://t.co/OwVFPUGBPM

— Lorde (@lorde) March 21, 2017

Fine tuning the plan for the whole year.. holy shit you guys have no idea there's so much cool stuff coming

— Lorde (@lorde) March 21, 2017

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 



Subscribe To This Feed

Image credit: Chris CuffaroMoody alt-rock ensemble Afghan Whigs has announced a May 23 show at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 24.

Whigs frontman Greg Dulli commented, “We are thrilled to be performing at The Apollo. So many of my heroes both musical and otherwise have graced the stage there and it will be our honor to do so as well.”

The Afghan Whigs’ new album, In Spades, will be issued via Sub Pop Records May 5 and features the single “Demon in Profile.” It was produced by Dulli and recorded in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Memphis and Joshua Tree, California. The band will support the album with a 14-country European tour this summer.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 



Subscribe To This Feed

Warner Bros. RecordsBased on the tracks "Heavy" and "Battle Symphony," Linkin Park's forthcoming new album One More Light certainly sounds like the band is moving in a much more poppy direction. While that's not the type of sound you might associate with Linkin Park, producer blackbear, who worked on One More Light, thinks LP fans will still like the album.

"I do, and I'm a fan," blackbear tells ABC Radio. In fact, he thinks that One More Light is Linkin Park's "best album."

Blackbear, born Matthew Musto, is one of several producers and co-writers Linkin Park recruited to help them explore new sonic territory with One More Light.

"They have a good ear for new talent and young talent," the producer says.

Musto isn't a Linkin Park bandwagoner, either: he's been supporting Chester Bennington and company since he was a kid.

"It was really really weird [working with Linkin Park], 'cause I loved them in middle school," says blackbear. "I mean, I still love them now. So it's really really really cool to work with them." 

One More Light will be released May 19.  Blackbear, meanwhile, has teamed with pop singer Mike Posner for a project called Mansionz, and their debut album is out on Friday.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 



Subscribe To This Feed

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua

The Lumineers have extended their hometown bash.

The chart-topping indie-folk group has added a third show at Fiddlers Green in their home city of Denver on August 27. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 24. The band’s first two shows at the 17,500-person venue quickly sold out.

The three-night stand will serve as the closer for the Lumineers’ “Cleopatra World Tour.” In May and June, the Lumineers will open a string of shows for U2; in August, they’ll spend two nights opening for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

The title track from the Lumineers’ sophomore album, Cleopatra, recently hit number one on the Billboard Alternative Radio Chart. The album’s previous single, “Ophelia,” also made it to number one.

Here are the Lumineers tour dates:

3/18 -- Montreal, QC, Bell Center
3/19 -- Quebec City, QC, Centre Videotron
3/21 -- Ottawa, OT, Canadian Tire Centre
3/22 -- London, OT, Budweiser Gardens
3/24 -- Desmoin, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
3/25 -- Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Center
3/28 -- Winnepeg, MAN, MTS Centre
3/30 -- Saskatoon, SA, Sasktel Centre
3/31 -- Edmonton, ALB, Rogers 
5/20 -- Los Angeles, CA, Rose Bowl (with U2)
5/21 -- Los Angeles, CA, Rose Bowl (with U2)
5/24 -- Houston, TX, NRG Stadium (with U2)
5/26 -- Arlington, TX, AT&T Stadium (with U2)
6/3 -- Chicago, IL, Soldier Field (with U2)
6/4 -- Chicago, IL, Soldier Field (with U2)
6/7 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Field (with U2)
6/18 -- Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field (with U2)
6/20 -- Hiattsville, MD, Fed Ex Field (with U2)
6/23 -- Toronto, OT, Rogers Center (with U2)
6/25 -- Foxborough, MA, Gillette Stadium (with U2)
6/28 -- East Rutherford, NJ, Met Life Stadium (with U2)
6/29 -- East Rutherford, NJ, Met Life Stadium (with U2)
8/17 -- Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena (with Tom Petty)
8/19 -- Seattle, WA, Safeco Field (with Tom Petty)
8/25 -- Denver, CO, Fiddlers Green
8/26 -- Denver, CO, Fiddlers Green
8/27 -- Denver, CO, Fiddlers Green

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



Subscribe To This Feed

ParlophoneGorillaz, the genre-hopping pop/rap collective led by Blur frontman Damon Albarn, has revealed what appear to be the song titles for their next album.

According to Consequence of Sound, the 26 titles (including a half-dozen "interludes") were registered with UK-based music licensing company Phonographic Performance Ltd. The tracks include guest appearances from Grace Jones, De La Soul, Savages frontwoman Jehnny beth, gospel legend Mavis Staples, Pusha T, Danny Brown, Kelela and others.

Gorillaz released a new track called “Hallelujah Money” on January 20 to coincide with the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



Subscribe To This Feed

Frank Hoensch/RedfernsSwedish-American indie-pop band Miike Snow will return to the U.S. for a string of summer shows.

Led by singer Andrew Wyatt, the group kicks off the tour June 9 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to headlining dates that will feature support from Klangstof, Phantogram and Glass Animals, Miike Snow will also appear at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware on June 16.

Miike Snow released their third studio album, iii, last year, featuring the lead single “Genghis Khan.”

Here are Miike Snow's tour dates:

6/9 -- Tulsa, OK, Cain’s Ballroom
6/10 -- Bonner Springs, KS, Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
6/12 -- Austin, TX, Stubb’s Amphitheater
6/13 -- New Orleans, LA, Republic
6/15 -- Charlotte, NC, The Fillmore
6/16 -- Dover, DE, Firefly Music Festival
6/17 -- Akron, OH, The Goodyear Theater at East End
6/19 -- Cincinnati, OH, Bogart’s
6/20 -- Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
6/21 -- Louisville, KY, Mercury Ballroom
6/23 -- Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live
6/24 -- Chicago, IL, Mamby On The Beach 
6/25 -- Des Moines, IA, Wooly’s
6/29 -- Ogden, UT, Ogden Amphitheater
6/30 -- Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
7/1 -- Berkeley, CA, The Greek Theatre
7/3 -- Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



Subscribe To This Feed

Image Group LA/ABCGreen Day will perform on The Late Show this week in support of their new album, Revolution Radio. The punk trio will make their appearance on the March 21 episode.

There's no word on what song they'll play, but knowing Green Day, it's certainly possible they'll be making a political statement during their appearance.

Green Day is currently touring arenas across North America behind Revolution Radio.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



Subscribe To This Feed

Republic RecordsMilky Chance's sophomore album Blossom is here, and even though it arrives four years after their debut Sadnecessary was first released, the German band didn't make any drastic changes to their recording process for their second effort. They did, however, have a few years of touring under their belt.

"We just [had] a lot of experience as musicians on stage, playing live," vocalist and guitarist Clemens Rehbein tells ABC Radio. "We just developed as musicians, and I think you can hear that in terms of how we produce, how we play together, how we sing.

"It just happened naturally," he adds.

The lead single from Blossom, "Cocoon," exemplified the comfort Milky Chance felt with recording the album. The track came together in just two or three days, and Rehbein feels it represents a "bridge" between Sadnecessary and Blossom.

"The way we produced it, we kept it really easy, and it reminds you of the way we did it for the first album," he says. "But you can also discover all the new instruments, colors, directions that we show on the second album."

On "Cocoon," Rehbein sings, "Let's go back to our cocoon," a line he feels is about "self-discovery."

"[It's about] trying to find out what you're doing or why you did things, and how that all fits together with your inner voice," he says.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



Subscribe To This Feed

Yuri Martianov/Kommersant via Getty ImagesRock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry is dead at age 90, according to St. Charles County, Missouri police. No cause of death was given.

A post Saturday just before 6:00 p.m. ET on the police department's Facebook page reads, "St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today (Saturday, March 18). Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques. Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.

"The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry."  The post concludes, "The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement."

Born Charles Edward Anderson Berry October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, MO, Berry popularized rock and roll with 1950s rock standards including "Rock and Roll Music," "Johnny B. Goode," "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Maybellene," fusing blues, rockabilly and R&B into a sound that helped define the genre, coupled with guitar virtuosity and showmanship that was emulated by countless performers in the decades after.

Berry directly influenced the early music of The BeatlesThe Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and The KinksJohn Lennon famously said of Berry, "If you had tried to try and give rock and roll another name you might call it Chuck Berry."

Berry was a member of the very first class inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1984 and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2000 and was presented with Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize in 2014.

Berry's music even made it into outer space -- his 1958 hit "Johnny B. Goode" is the only rock and roll song included on the so-called "Golden Record" affixed to the Voyager spacecraft that was launched into the cosmos in 1977.

The rock legend was still performing and recording even in recent months.  He announced in October 2016, on his 90th birthday, that he was releasing a new album this year, titled Chuck.  It was to be his first new album in 38 years.

Asked ten years ago how he would want to be remembered, Berry replied, "I just want to be remembered. How? Any way. Any way you think of me."

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



Request Line:
309-833-2121
© 2017 MNN, Virden Broadcasting Corp.
LinkedUpRadio
Built on Envisionwise Technology. Administrator Login
Envisionwise Web Services