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by Unknown // Monday, April 23, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Multi-platinum alternative rock band Deftones have announced a summer tour supporting System Of A Down.

The two-week summer jaunt kicks off on August 2nd in Philadelphia and wraps August 15 in Chicago.

From their 1994 debut Adrenaline to their platinum-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Grammy-winning breakthrough album White Pony, Deftones have continually crossed-over genres, defied categorization and delivered compelling live performances around the world.

The Sacramento band's 2010 release Diamond Eyes was named iTunes' "Rock Album of the Year," as well as KERRANG!'s 2010 Album of the Year. Diamond Eyes also graced many other critics and readers "Best Of" lists, including MySpace, AOL Noisecreep, Alternative Press, MOG and Drowned In Sound.

Deftones are currently in Los Angeles, CA recording their seventh studio full-length with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Rush) who also produced Diamond Eyes. The album will be released Reprise Records later this year.

Deftones upcoming tour dates are as follows:

08/02   Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
 

08/04   Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
 

08/05   Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
 

08/07   Washington, DC - Verizon Center Arena
 

08/09   Boston, MA - Comcast Center
 

08/11   Montreal, QC - Heavy Metal Festival Parterre @ Parc Jean Drapeau
 

08/12   Toronto, ON - Heavy Metal Festival Downsview Park
 

08/14   Detroit, MI -  DTE Energy Amphitheater
 

08/15   Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena

Stay tuned to Deftones.com for more info on the tour, as well as the latest Detones news.
 

by Unknown // Friday, April 20, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Austin's friendly local music blog ATXSounds put on yet another great party with a stellar lineup of Austin musicians at Love Goat on Guadalupe.  The Spring Me! party featured the likes of The Keller Brothers feat. Greg Izor & Willie Pipkin, Esther LaVonne, Bat's Blood, The Janes, The Wolf and Tiger Waves.  Kicking off at 4pm on a perfectly breezy spring afternoon on Saturday, April 14, the musically clad party also offered free-flowing kegs, a never-ending buffet of snacks and treats (I should know!), and, most importantly, good friends who always put a smile on this girl's face. 

Be sure to checkout ATXSounds' blog and Facebook page so you don't miss the next one...it's a guaranteed fun time!  And if you don't live in Austin, no worries - actually, that's all the more reason to stay tuned into what these tastemakers are saying.  They do an unreal job covering national touring acts that travel through Austin (and you know we're in a musical sweet spot) - and beyond - along with the oh-so talented musicians that truly give the Live Music Capital its name.   

BIG thanks to everyone who made it out and made this happen.  You guys sure know how to put on a party, especially when it counts most. 


The Keller Brothers feat. Greg Izor & Willie Pipkin


The Keller Brothers feat. Greg Izor & Willie Pipkin


The Keller Brothers feat. Greg Izor & Willie Pipkin


The Keller Brothers feat. Greg Izor & Willie Pipkin


Esther LaVonne


Esther LaVonne


Esther LaVonne w/ Jansen Hawkins


Jansen Hawkins


Bat's Blood


Bat's Blood


Bat's Blood


Bat's Blood


The Janes


The Janes


The Janes


The Janes


The Wolf


The Wolf


The Wolf


The Wolf


The Wolf


The Wolf


Tiger Waves


Tiger Waves


Tiger Waves


Tiger Waves


Tiger Waves


Tiger Waves


Tiger Waves

photos by @crunchyMunckin

by Unknown // Tuesday, April 17, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Today brings the sad news that Levon Helm - the legendary drummer and vocalist from The Band - is losing his battle with throat cancer. Here is the announcement from his website:

Dear Friends,

Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey.

Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration...he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage...

We appreciate all the love and support and concern.

From his daughter Amy, and wife Sandy
 

The Band first gained wide attention as Bob Dylan's backup band in the mid-60s, then with their album Music From Big Pink, released in 1968. The Band's final show in 1976 was immortalized in the live album and film The Last Waltz.

In addition to his work with The Band, Helm pursued a solo career and appeared in a handful of movies. He was diagnosed with throat cancer in the late 1990s.

Here's The Band performing "Up on Cripple Creek" in The Last Waltz. Turn it up real loud and send good vibes his way.

by Unknown // Friday, April 13, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Yonder Mountain String Band put on one hell of a show at Stubb's on April 6, 2012, plucking and strumming their way through the night with a pretty lengthy setlist.  I only wish I could recreate the serious bluegrass break dancin' by one fan in particular.  It was impossible not to watch in awe-mazement. 

Set I: Sideshow Blues, Pockets, My Gal, Don't Worry Happy Birthday, Blue Collar Blues, Years with Rose, Shake Me Up, Straight Line, New Horizons, Only a Northern Song, New Horizons
Set II: All the Time, Ripcord Blues, Too Late Now, Polka on a Banjo, Ooh La La, Going Across the Sea, Big Spike Hammer, Just the Same, Jail Song, Cuckoo's Nest, Looking Back Over My Shoulder, Traffic Jam, 2 Hits, Southern Flavor
Encore: Steep Grade Sharpe Curves, Going Where They Do Not Know My Name

photos by @crunchyMunckin