Archive | November 2012

ANDREW WK named U.S. Cultural Ambassador to Middle East! This interview will help explain why. @andrewwk @thesyndotcom

ANDREW WK has been named a U.S. Cultural Ambassador to the Middle East. If you want to know more about why he is a perfect fit for this, check out the wonderful interview we did with him a short while ago. You’ll agree he’s one of the best people for this job ūüôā

Congratulations, Andrew! We love you and know you’ll keep helping us PARTY HARD!!!

You can read all about it HERE via Pitchfork.

Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

From the bottom of my heart, I say thank you to:

1) Family, friends, and those who protect our country and citizens (You don’t have to support the politics, but always support those on front lines)

2) All the bands and artists that have taken time to speak with me for Live High Five

3) All the readers who’ve taken the time to read our interviews and check out these artists

4) Everyone who helps aspiring musicians continue pursuing their dreams, be it going to shows, buying merch, providing food/shelter, or simply spreading the word.

Be thankful for what you have, don’t fret about the things you don’t, and make sure to support your favorite artists while keeping an open mind about those you may not have heard yet.

To you and yours, have a very safe, happy, and relaxing Thanksgiving Day! And for our foreign readers, Happy Thursday!

“Music is the best!” – Frank Zappa

Interview with Dennis Stadelman from COPE; New album coming in 2013! @blpfam

Tampa Bay 4-piece COPE is heading out on a bunch of weekend warrior tour dates coming up, and that means warm weather vibes, groovy tunes, and smiling audiences all around. Their songs often incorporate a wide variety of diverse styles and embellishments, but it all ends in a scintillating batch of well structured tunes that’ll get you happily bouncing along to the melody and rhythm offered by the players.

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Interview with Evan Friedell from JIMKATA (@jimkatamusic)! Playing NYE in Ithaca, NY @dansmalls

Energetic, electro-rock quartet Jimkata may be one of the best examples of a band that caught a serious break when electronic dance music and acoustic instrumentation caught the mainstream music industry’s eye. With heavy bass drops, sprinkled with tasty melodic embellishments and groovy instrumentation, Jimkata are a perfect fit within the new wave of electro-jam rock.

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REV 25 CHICAGO!!! 1/4-6 at House Of Blues! Gorilla Biscuits, Shelter, Sense Field, Texas Is The Reason, and many more!!! @revelationrecords @thesyndotcom

Just in case you missed it a few weeks ago, here is the final installment of REV 25 taking place in Chicago, Il. at HOUSE OF BLUES from January 4-6. NYC was wild, and this will be too!!! Get tickets below.

REV 25 CHICAGO

HOUSE OF BLUES (JAN 4th – 6th)

INCLUDING PERFORMANCES BY:

GORILLA BISCUITS, TEXAS IS THE REASON, 
YOUTH OF TODAY, INTO ANOTHER & MORE!

Chicago, IL (November 19th)-Revelation Records¬†will finish up its 25th Anniversary celebration (“Rev25“) with a three day live event in Chicago this January. Titled Rev 25, the Chicago edition (which follows recent sold out editions in New York and Los Angeles) will go down from Jan 4th-6th at the¬†House Of Blues¬†(329 N. Dearborn). The event will feature performances by some of the label‚Äôs most beloved bands, (including many who haven’t been on stage together in 10 or 15 years).

Alpha primates Gorilla Biscuits will be headlining the first two nights, supported by Youth Of Today, Shelter, Down To Nothing, and others. The final night will be headlined by fellow New Yorkers Texas Is The Reason, along with Into Another, Sense Field, and a special performance by Popeye from Farside. Ticket link and full line-up announced below

Single day tickets, three day passes and VIP tickets are NOW available for purchase at:
http://www.houseofblues.com/tickets/eventdetail.php?eventid=77993

‚ÄúREV 25‚ÄĚ Chicago line-up below:
January 4, 2013
Gorilla Biscuits
Shelter
Down To Nothing
By A Thread
TBA

January 5, 2013
Gorilla Biscuits
Youth Of Today
32 Frames
TBA

January 6, 2013
Texas Is The Reason
Into Another
Sense Field
Popeye (from Farside)

Founded in 1987 Revelation Records is an independent record label that holds a special place in the evolution of hardcore and post-hardcore music. In addition to releasing essential albums from the bands mentioned above, Revelation artists has included: Warzone, Sick of It All, Quicksand, Chain Of Strength, Judge, Bold, Ignite, No For An Answer, Inside Out, Shades Apart and many others.

More Info on Revelation Records: http://revelationrecords.com/

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