RELOAD, REWIND & RECALL ROCK N ROLL - Swedish glam boogie blue-eyed soul rockers DIAMOND DOGS are back to set things straight!
After the loss of saxophone player and longtime band member Magic Gunnarsson (who died in a drowning accident 2014) Sulo and the rest of DIAMOND DOGS called it a day. They released the album “Quitters & Complainers” in 2015 and went on a farewell tour ending in Oviedo in October together with Iggy Pop.
Since then Sulo’s been releasing 3 solo albums, working with Chris Spedding, Paul Young, The Crunch and the rest of the members been busy with other projects. During this time a lot of DIAMOND DOGS gig requests been dropping in from all over the world and when they found out that 4 of the 10 previous studio albums been out of stock for a long time and wasn’t available as download they started to make a plan.
Sulo & Honk (Henrik Widen), the remaining original members thought it was time to set things straight and release “that” compilation they’ve been talking about for many years. One thing led to another and soon they had a plan and even some new tracks to blend up the compilation with.
“RECALL ROCK & ROLL” (Cargo Records) will be a double album including 30 tracks. 25 old and 5 brand new songs. At the same time Cargo Records will re-release 4 previous albums on Vinyl/CD & download.
DIAMOND DOGS 2019 are:
Sulo - Lead vocals
Lars Karlsson - Guitars
Martin Thomander (ex Electric Boys) - Guitar, Backing vocals
Henrik “Honk” Widen - Keys, Backing vocals
Stefan Bellnäs - Bass
Thomas Broman (ex Glenn Hughes) - Drums
Members of Diamond Dogs also have associations with such fine artists as The Hellacopters, Johnny Thunders, The Solution, The Dogs D’amour, The Nomads, Lisa & the Lips, Ian Hunter and The Crunch.
Voice Of Addiction (chicago punk est 2004) are heading out on a Canadian & East Coast US tour 9/27-10/21! Detroit is this Thursday 9/27 at Sanctuary
They also just put out a brand new video of an unreleased song "Eraser"
The exasperation and rage Ian “Johnny X” Tomele felt about our new bizarro America is fueling an explosive new chapter in the life of Chicago punk powerhouse Voice of Addiction.
Fusing fiery, propulsive, guitar driven energy with biting wit and sociopolitical commentary, the band’s visionary founder, frontman and chief songwriter wrote and recorded The Lost Art of Empathy as testimony to this seriously jacked up era. READ MORE HERE
While raging against the machine with enough spit, grit, fire and angst to fill the deplorable 24 hour news cycle, the singer covers the waterfront of problems plaguing us.
Kicking them off is “Rustbelt,” an explosive rant about the despair people in his hometown of Cleveland felt during the time he was growing up, when the jobs they counted on for years were suddenly lost to economic circumstances beyond their control.
The track is included on Revolution Vol. 1, a new compilation spotlighting 12 of today’s hottest punk bands on Bongo Boy Records.
Hitting and fraying more than a few nerves in the punk press, the album’s insane ongoing critical acclaim continues to add momentum to a dynamic slate of happenings throughout 2018 – including a summer West Coast tour with a whole new lineup, filming live performance videos at Portland, OR’s Bridge City Sessions and the highly anticipated release of “Punk Band,” a full length documentary chronicling the band’s crazy 2016 Midwest and West Coast Tour.
Voice Of Addiction are politically charged and socially conscious Chicago based punk-rockers. V.o.A. has been around over a decade doing 1,200 shows across the U.S. & Canada. Having 6 official releases & independently selling 7,000 physical copies (as well as being involved in countless compilations, and digital sales) these boys have proven they are a force to be reckoned with.
V.o.A. has been featured in the video games skateboard party 1, 2, & 3 as well as snowboard party 1 & 2.
And a feature length documentary from the last west coast tour "Punk Band" is due to be released in 2018.
The Isley Brothers - Ronald & Ernie Isley
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM
2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201
Performance Art Theatre
BAND CELEBRATING TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF CHANGES ALBUM
NEW ALBUM SIX OUT NOW VIA RISE RECORDS
The trek will also feature Sworn In, who are celebrating the fifth anniversary of their Start/End EP. The band will perform the EP in its entirety on the tour. Also performing will be Bodysnatcher, who jump on the tour on the fourth date. Stay Sick Recordings artist Sleep Waker will appear on the first three dates Bodysnatcher's stead. An additional support act will be announced shortly. Confirmed dates are below.
About the trek, singer Chad Ruhlig said, "It's hard to believe it's been a decade since the release of Changes. We've made a life time's worth of memories playing these songs with fans all over the world and we couldn't be more excited to announce this run 10 years later."
He continued, "I still remember where we were when this record came together. The feeling of uncertainty of where music would take us and the drive as young musicians, packed in a van to play our music to whoever would listen.
That's the point, to reflect on how far you've come, to enjoy the journey, and to connect with those who remember where they were and how they felt the first time they heard this album. We look forward to reliving some of those memories and establishing new ones with all of you. Thanks for sticking around — see you soon!"
For the Fallen Dreams released their latest album Six, through Rise Records earlier this year.
FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS ON TOUR:
WITH SWORN IN + BODYSNATCHER
8/4 — Dayton, OH — Rockstar Pro Arena*
8/5 —Pontiac, MI — The Pike Room*
8/6 —Toronto, ON — Hard Luck
8/7 —Montreal, QC — Ritz
8/8 —Buffalo, NY — Rec Room
8/9 —Albany, NY — Jupiter Hall
8/10 —Worcester, MA — Palladium
8/11 —Brooklyn, NY — Kingsland
8/12 —Trenton, NJ — Champs
8/14 —Easton, PA — One Centre Square
8/15 —Richmond, VA — Canal Club
8/16 —Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger
8/17 —Atlanta, GA — Masquerade (Purgatory)
8/18 —Jacksonville, FL — 1904 Music Hall
8/19 —Orlando, FL — Soundbar
*No Bodysnatcher; Sleep Waker appears instead,
FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS ONLINE:
Legendary French Violinist Jean Luc Ponty To Tour The US Summer 2018!
Los Angeles - Legendary French violinist Jean Luc Ponty and his band will be continuing their “Atlantic Years” tour in the US beginning August 2018! Jean Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of the violin in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music.
Says Jean Luc, “We're calling it 'The Atlantic Years' tour since I am touring with my band from the late 70's - 80's with whom I recorded several albums for Atlantic Records, and we perform some classics from these early albums exclusively.”
The Jean Luc Ponty Band features:
Jean Luc Ponty – violin
Jamie Glaser – guitars
Keith Jones – bass
Rayford Griffin – drums
Wally Minko – keyboards
Jean Luc Ponty Band 2018 US tour dates:
8/13 - Chicago / The City Winery
8/14 - Chicago / The City Winery
8/15 - Detroit / Chene Park
8/17 - Pittsburgh / Allegheny County South Park Bandshell
8/18 - Philadelphia / Keswick Theatre, Glenside PA
8/19 - Alexandria VA / The Birchmere Music Hall
8/21 - Annapolis MD / Rams Head
8/22 - Annapolis MD / Rams Head
8/23 - Newton NJ / Newton Theatre - Skylands PAC
8/24 - Beverly MA / Cabot Theatre
8/26 - Westbury, Long Island NY / The Space
8/28 - Albany, NY / The Egg
8/29 - Fairfield CT / The Warehouse
8/30 - New York City / Sony Hall Theatre
After studying classical violin at the Paris Conservatory, Jean Luc Ponty turned to jazz in the 60's. Thanks to his revolutionary style he collaborated with some of the best European and American musicians such as Eddy Louiss, Daniel Humair, Niels Henning-Ørsted Pedersen, John Lewis, Lalo Schifrin, and Quincy Jones. He became the first bebop violinist and US jazz magazine “Down Beat” created a violin category for him in its critics' poll, until then violin was in the 'miscellaneous instruments' category.
His pioneering work on the electric violin in the 70's attracted the attention of pop and rock musicians, he recorded with Elton John and participated to several tours and legendary recordings with Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention and John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra. In 1975 he founded his own band and became one of the most prominent figures of the jazz-fusion movement in the USA, selling millions of albums that all reached the top of the US charts. Ponty's most recent album “The Atacama Experience” is considered as one if his best and to this day Ponty keeps touring with his band around the world.
Ponty also collaborates on occasional projects such as “The Rite of Strings” with Stanley Clarke and Al Di Meola. In 2011 Ponty joined the mythical American group RETURN TO FOREVER IV with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White and Frank Gambale for a world tour spanning on 5 continents.
Ponty received the 2007 Jazz Trophy in Germany, the medal of Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in France in 2009, the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Awards in Ireland, and the Grand Prix of the Sochi Arts Festival in 2012 in Russia from the hands of world famous classical violist and orchestra conductor Yuri Bashmet. In 2012 Ponty performed his music with Orchestre Pasdeloup for his 50-year career celebration at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, then again with symphony orchestras in Brazil, Russia and Hungary in 2012 and 2013.
In April 2013 Herbie Hancock invited him to perform in Istanbul at “International Jazz Day” for UNESCO. Ponty also founded a new quartet with his daughter, pianist-singer-composer Clara Ponty which performed in France and Germany in 2014. Ponty also performed with the 89 musicians of the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orcherstra for the Siberian Christmas Festival.
In 2014 Ponty recorded an album as an acoustic trio with Stanley Clarke on double bass and Gypsy-French guitarist Bireli Lagrene, which was released on Impulse/Universal in the Fall 2015.
Jean Luc recently formed the Anderson Ponty Band with Jon Anderson, co-founder and lead singer of British progressive rock band YES, a CD and DVD was released in 2015 followed by a North American concert tour.
Jamie Glaser (guitar) is best known as the guitarist for grammy award winning musical acts, Jean Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Bryan Adams, Gloria Trevi, Manhattan Transfer and more. His guitar can be heard on over 170 albums as well as on the biggest sitcoms of all time, Seinfeld and Married With Children. Jamie compositions can be heard weekly on CBS sports, ABC, Animal Planet, History channel, Discovery, and ESPN. His solo albums have been successful worldwide.
Keith Jones (bassist) has worked with many well known music artists such as Joe Sample, The Crusaders, Al Jarreau, Jean Luc Ponty, Carlos Santana, Andy Narell, Wayne Shorter, Kenny Loggins, Mark Isham and many more. His distinctive bass lines can be heard on hundreds of recordings.
Rayford Griffin (drums) has been internationally respected as among the most inventive, volcanic and versatile drummers in music, having amassed stellar credits with virtuosos ranging from Jean Luc Ponty and The Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, to Dave Koz, Anita Baker and Michael Jackson.
Wally Minko (keyboards) is a well respected and highly accomplished member of the LA music scene and has toured and recorded with some of the most well known and successful artists in the world! Some of the artists Wally has worked with include Toni Braxton, Pink, En Vogue, New Edition, Barry Manilow, Tom Jones, Arturo Sandoval, Gregg Rolie (Santana/Journey), Eddie Money and the Anderson Ponty Band, featuring legendary Yes vocalist, Jon Anderson and world renowned jazz violinist, Jean Luc Ponty.
British classic rock legends Wishbone Ash will be performing at Callahan's in Auburn Hills, MI on Sept. 19, 2017!
Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, will offer their North American fans a dynamic concert experience on the 2017 “Tough & Tender” Tour. In addition to the high-powered, all-out rockers the band is known for delivering, the guys will turn down the volume (but not the intensity) and treat audiences to acoustic versions of some of their classic hits.
Wishbone Ash US Tour Dates:
Sept. 12 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
Sept. 13 Minneapolis, MN Famous Dave's
Sept. 14 Davenport, IA River Music Experience
Sept. 15 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
Sept. 16 Edwardsville, IL Wildey Theatre
Sept. 17 Edwardsville IL Wildey Theatre
Sept. 19 Auburn Hills, MI Callahan's Music Hall
Sept. 22 Sherwood Park, AB Canada Festival Place
Sept. 25 Annapolis, MD Rams Head on Stage
Sept. 26 Richmond, VA Tin Pan
Sept. 27 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater
Sept. 28 Norfolk, CT Infinity Music Hall
Sept. 29 Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
Sept. 30 Bay Shore, NY Boulton Center
Oct. 1 Pawling, NY Daryl's House Club
Oct. 2 New York, NY BB King Blues Club & Grill
Oct. 5 Buffalo, NY Sportsmen's Tavern
Oct. 6 Akron, OH Tangier
Oct. 7 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
Oct. 8 Jim Thorpe, PA Mauch Chunk Opera House
There is no other rock band in history that has done more with the twin guitar concept than The Ash. Be sure to catch them on tour this September. Tour dates and more information can be found at www.wishboneash.com. Follow the band on Facebook @wishbone.ash.official, Twitter @wishboneash_com and Instagram.
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas will be releasing their first dual language single "Run Too Far" / "Escapar" on March 10th. Preorder is live HERE
Instant Records has announced the long-anticipated release of Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas’ new album, TELEPHONE / TELEFONO. The remarkable follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed SECRET EVIL arrives everywhere early this summer.
TELEPHONE / TELEFONO is Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas’ first full-length bilingual recording, to be released as a double-LP or CDs in both English and Spanish language versions, each with distinct production, lyrics, vocals, and arrangements.
Consequence Of Sound announced the albums yesterday with the release of the dual language single "Run Too Far" and "Escapar" in which they call “gold-flecked grooves of soul pop, jittery and shining with the same accessible vibes despite the varied language.” These songs will be available on all DSPs this Friday March 10th.
Tour Dates (more to be announced):
21 - Kalamazoo, MI - Bell's Eccentric
24 - SLC, UT - The State Room
26 - Napa, CA - BottleRock Napa Valley
28 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
30 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
2 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge
3 - Omaha, NE - The Blackstone
11 – Camden, NJ - Radio 104.5 10th Anniversary Celebration @ BB&T Pavilion
About Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas:
Founded in Detroit in 2009, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas made their Instant Records debut with 2013’s acclaimed DEMONS. The EP earned national attention, with PopMatters hailing it as “an accomplished document that proves the band deserves all the hype they’ve been garnering.” “(Hernandez is) painting a very big picture,” declared The Huffington Post, “and her memorable voice is only one of the textured colors on a multidimensional palette.”
Adrian Belew photo by Gary and Jill Bandfield
Asheville, NC – Adrian Belew is an instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist, who has released 20 critically acclaimed solo albums. He has worked alongside some of the most innovative artists of the past 30 years, including Paul Simon, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, Laurie Anderson and Nine Inch Nails.
For 33 years he was the frontman, singer, and guitarist in art-rock giant King Crimson. Known as a highly inventive guitarist, much of Belew's music mixes pop songwriting with complex time signatures, witty lyrics, wild sounds, and technical mastery of his instrument.
Adrian is happy to announce his first North American tour since the Crimson ProjeKCt tour of 2011. The tour runs from Oct 22 to Dec 21, coast to coast in the USA and hitting three Canadian Provinces.
The Adrian Belew Power Trio includes bassist Julie Slick and drummer Tobias Ralph, both virtuoso musicians, with a setlist celebrating Adrian’s massive body of work. Belew first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he toured with Frank Zappa who later said, “Adrian reinvented electric guitar”. Adrian’s signature tones, and his unique use of effects and whammy bar remain unique, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on today’s guitarists.
Adrian has had a career that commands both awe and respect from fellow musicians and loyal fans. From his first solo record “The Lone Rhino” to his current endeavors, his work pushes sonic boundaries while maintaining artistic integrity. His upcoming projects include his groundbreaking music app “Flux: Music that is never the same twice” and his effects suite for iPad “FLUX:fx”. The focus over the next few months however is to get out and burn onstage, city by city!
USA/Canada 2014 Tour dates below:
10/22/2014 Charlottesville, VA Southern Cafe
10/23/2014 Vienna, VA Jammin Java
10/24/2014 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
10/25/2014 Boston, MA Sinclair (early show)
10/26/2014 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
10/28/2014 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
10/29/2014 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre
10/30/2014 Buffalo, NY The Tralf
10/31/2014 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
11/01/2014 Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music
11/02/2014 Turtle Lake, WI St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Event Ctr
11/04/2014 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
11/07/2014 Vancouver, BC Rio Theatre
11/08/2014 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
11/09/2014 Seattle, WA Triple Door
11/11/2014 Sacramento, CA Harlows
11/12/2014 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
11/13/2014 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Club
11/14/2014 Santa Monica, CA McCabes Guitar Shop
11/15/2014 Big Bear Lake, CA The Cave Big Bear
11/16/2014 San Diego, CA Casbah
11/18/2014 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Resort Showroom
11/20/2014 Oklahoma City, OK Acadamy Of Contemporary Music @ UCO
11/21/2014 St. Louis, MO Old Rockhouse
11/22/2014 Nashville, TN 12th & Porter
12/03/2014 Asheville, NC New Mountain Theatre
12/04/2014 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
12/05/2014 Carborro, NC Cats Cradle
12/06/2014 Annapolis, MD Rams Head
12/07/2014 Sellersville PA Sellersville Theater
12/09/2014 Dunellen, NJ NJProghouse Presents Roxy And Dukes
12/10/2014 Bay Shore, NY YMCA Boulton Center
12/11/2014 Falls River, MA Narrows Center For The Arts
12/12/2014 Laval, QC Salle Andre-Mathieu
12/13/2014 Quebec City, QC Salle Sylvain Lelilevre
12/14/2014 Trois-Rivieres, QC Salle J-Antonio Thompson
12/16/2014 Gatineau, QC Maison des Culture
12/17/2014 Toronto, ON Mod Club
12/18/2014 Ferndale, MI Magic Bag
12/19/2014 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
12/20/2014 Knoxville, TN The International
12/21/2014 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre
Radio Birdman, one of the pioneers of the high energy rock ‘n’ roll scene in Australia, will be playing a limited number of shows this coming October and November. These shows will be a unique opportunity to catch this legendary Australian underground band whose flame has influenced a multitude of current contenders.
The line up will feature founding members Rob Younger, Deniz Tek, and Pip Hoyle, longstanding bassist Jim Dickson and returning Radio Birdman drummer Nik Rieth. Guitarist Dave Kettley of the New Christs will join on guitar.
To make things ever better the band will be reissuing their formidable back catalogue, the demand for which never ceases.
The reissue of the band’s material is initially in the form of a limited edition CD box set, out now. The box contains the three studio albums Radios Appear (Trafalgar and Sire versions) and Living Eyes, all remastered from original tapes. Each of these albums will be accompanied by a standalone bonus disc. Much of the bonus disc material is previously unreleased and will provide a treasure trove of material for diehard fans.
To cap off the box set there is a previously unreleased live concert recorded at Paddington Town Hall in 1977 just prior to the band's departure for the UK. This live recording has been mixed from master tapes that have languished forgotten for decades. The result is a totally wild and raw release that captures the band’s true primal energy. We’re sure it will prove to be the jewel in the crown for the box set.
The studio albums will also be reissued on vinyl, these being staggered over the months leading up to Christmas.
Live At Paddington Town Hall will come out on vinyl too as a double gatefold LP.
RADIO BIRDMAN AUSTRALIA 2014 DATES
Original members Pip Hoyle, Rob Younger, and Deniz Tek
will assemble a new lineup for a limited run of concerts
around Australia in November 2014.
Friday 31st October - NEWCASTLE
Saturday 1st November - SYDNEY
Sunday 2nd November - MELBOURNE
Monday 3rd November - MELBOURNE
Friday 7th November - BRISBANE
Saturday 8th November - ADELAIDE
Sunday 9th November - PERTH
Johnny Winter Photo: Rick Diamond
Edgar Winter has announced the Rock n' Blues Tour that originally was to include his late brother Johnny Winter will now continue in his memory, according to a statement released July 22. The tour, which will kick off July 31, was to feature both Johnny Winter and his brother Edgar Winter, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera formerly of Rare Earth and Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds. READ MORE
The Baseball Project, feat. members of R.E.M. and Dream Syndicate, to Set Out
on US Summer Tour to support their latest release 3rd, the new installment in their obsessive musical tribute to our national pastime
The Baseball Project will embark on a summer tour in July including dates up and down the East Coast and beyond. The tour follows the release of the band’s third album, 3rd, released on Yep Roc Records on March 25. The record features 17 swings at the national pastime with subjects including Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and some of the true characters of the game such as once-beloved fallen star of the Mets and Phillies Lenny Dykstra, and acid-tripping pitcher Dock Ellis.
Inspired by the New York Yankees' Bernie Williams and his outstanding career (but somewhat overshadowed by the stacked pinstripe history of Mantle and DiMaggio that only ranks him as the third best center fielder in team history), watch their live in-studio performance of "Monument Park" ABOVE.
The Baseball Project was formed in 2007 by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5, R.E.M.) and Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3). The endeavor began as a way for a couple of fans with a shared musical vision to pay tribute to our national pastime. Since then, The Baseball Project has blossomed into a full-fledged, much-loved band in its own right. Zuzu’s Petals/Steve Wynn drummer Linda Pitmon and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Mike Mills fill out the official roster of The Baseball Project, an all-star squad whose following and creativity has grown steadily with each release and tour.
July 10 - Birmingham, AL @ Sirote Theatre
July 11 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
July 12 - Durham, NC @ All-Star Fan Fest at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
July 17 - Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
July 18 - Rehoboth Beach, DE @ Dogfish Head Brewery
July 19 - Ringwood, NJ @ Live at Drew's
July 20 - New Windsor, NY @ Storm King Art Center (w/ Happiness)
July 22 - New London, CT @ Hygenic Art Park
July 23 - Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki
July 24 - Rochester, NY @ Party In The Park (w/ Lucero)
July 25 - Reading, PA @ Weekend Kick-off Party at The Abe
July 26 - Harrisburg, PA @ Midtown Arts Center (w/ The Split Squad)
July 27 - Port Chester, NY @ Garcia's
July 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live (w/ The Split Squad)
July 29 - Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room
July 30 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott (w/ The Split Squad)
August 1 - Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang (w/ Conor Oberst and Dawes)
August 2 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
August 3 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
August 5 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
August 6 - St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
August 7 - Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub
August 10 - Madison, WI @ House Party (RSVP to email@example.com)
August 11 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar Cultural Center
August 13 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
August 15 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater (w/ The Minus 5)
"I never doubted that I'd get back into it at some point – I just needed a break," explains TEN FOOT POLE frontman and founding member Dennis Jagard. "Once you've experienced a crowd singing along to the songs you wrote, it's hard to imagine just walking away from the chance to do it again."
Influential SoCal punk rock staple Ten Foot Pole will be releasing their first album in ten years on Cyber Tracks in 2015. But first, they're getting back into the swing of things by doing what they do best – perform. Their US and Canadian mini headline tour kicks off at Reggie's in Chicago, IL on July 15th then circles around the American Midwest and Northeast concluding at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ (dates below).
"It's too early in the process to limit or define what's going to come out, but I think it's safe to say that fans can expect candid, sincere, honest and outrageous lyrics matched with some aggressive music, a few well-placed stops, and generous helpings of pick slides and feedback," describes Jagard. "I think a good song works regardless of genre, so I just try to write whatever comes to mind." Jagard has teamed up with drummer Chris Dalley (Pulley, Implants), bassist Chris Del Rio (Implants), and guitarist Keith "DJ" Divel (Swindle, Red Devil Squadron) to help create their newest collection of punk rock sing-alongs.
Ten Foot Pole was founded in 1983 and got their start under the moniker Scared Straight releasing an album and a 7-inch. Ten Foot Pole self-released their debut album Swill in 1993, which would eventually lead to a record deal with Epitaph Records.
Their discography includes six albums (Swill, Rev, Unleashed, Insider – Epitaph Records, Bad Mother Trucker – Victory Records, Subliminable Messages – Go-Kart Records), a split EP with Satanic Surfers, and numerous appearances on compilations. Past members include vocalist and Major League Baseball pitching ace Scott Radinsky and drummers Jordan Burns (Strung Out, Pulley) and Tony Palermo (Papa Roach, Pulley, Unwritten Law). Their seventh studio album will be released in 2015 via Los Angeles-based Cyber Tracks, which is owned and operated by El Hefe of NOFX and his wife Jen. Catch them on tour this summer!
July 15 Reggie's – Chicago, IL
July 16 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
July 17 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
July 18 Belle Pub – Belleville, ON
July 19 Rockaganza! Festival – Drummondville, QC
July 20 The Dover Brickhouse – Dover, NH
July 22 Bogies – Albany, NY
July 23 The Legendary Dobbs – Philadelphia, PA
July 24 The Middle East – Cambridge, MA
July 25 The Grand Victory – Brooklyn, NY
July 26 The Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ
VICTIMOLOGY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2014
Band returns to the road with new vocalist Mike Vallely.
Taylor, TX March 18, 2014 — BLACK FLAG has announced a spring / summer tour of North America entitled the VICTIMOLOGY TOUR. The tour kicks off on May 15 in Midland, Texas and includes dates in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York, Toronto as well as an appearance at the Amnesia Rockfest Music Festival in Montebello, Quebec, Canada on June 20th.
The VICTIMOLOGY TOUR will feature new vocalist Mike Vallely joining the band for the first time since performing with them at the 2003 Benefit Shows at the Hollywood Palladium. Vallely is the fifth vocalist in the band’s 38 years of existence and according to founding member, guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member Greg Ginn, Vallely “is the perfect frontman to capture what Black Flag was, is and will be.”
Vallely affirms, “I’m excited about performing songs from the entire Black Flag catalog. I feel confident in my ability to communicate the songs — To give them their due respect and yet still make them my own. Ginn’s songwriting is truly timeless and it gives all of the material relevance right here, right now.”
Supporting BLACK FLAG on the VICTIMOLOGY TOUR (except where noted **) will be Ginn’s own HOR, an electronic, psychedelic, instrumental band, and Brooklyn, NY two- piece atmospheric punk band Cinema Cinema.
Below is a list of confirmed BLACK FLAG VICTIMOLOGY TOUR dates thus far— (More dates for July and August will be added soon):
May 15: Midland, TX @ Blue Max - Ages 21 & Up
May 16: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 17: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pubrock - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 18: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe - Ages 18 & Up + Bar w/ ID
May 19: Bakersfield, CA @ On The Rocks - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 20: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 21: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 22: San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 23: Oakland, CA @ New Parrish - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 24: Reno, NV @ Jub Jub's Thirst Parlor - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 27: Seattle, WA @ The Showbox - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 28: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 29: Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theater Pub - All Ages + Beer & Wine w/ ID
May 30: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 31: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 11: Dallas, TX @ Elm Street Festival - All Ages + Bar w/ ID **Festival June 13: Columbia, MO @ Blue Note - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 14: Omaha, NE @ Bourbon Theatre - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 15: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock - Ages 18 & Up + Bar w/ ID
June 16: Madison, WI @ Majestic - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 17: Chicago, IL @ Reggies - Ages 17 & Up + Bar w/ ID
June 18: Lansing, MI @ The Avenue - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 19: Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo - Ages 19 & Up + Bar w/ ID
June 20: Montebello @ Amnesia Rockfest - All Ages **Festival
June 21: Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 22: Brooklyn, NY @ Europa - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 23: Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 24: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 25: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 26, Newport, KY @ Southgate House - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 27: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In - Ages 18 & Up + Bar w/ ID
June 28: Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine’s - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
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