December 12, 2010

G. Love - No Love For Philly - Free Download

G. Love has a new record coming out, Fixin To Die, and a tour, too. But so far there's been no Philly date announced. Sounds like a diss to us!
The title track from the album is now available for free download at
TOUR DATES:  March 1 Nashville, TN Exit/In
March 2 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
March 3 Charleston, SC Music Farm
March 4 Raleigh, NC  Lincoln Theatre
March 5 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
March 9 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
March 10 Jacksonville, FL The Freebird
March 11 Orlando, FL Beacham Theatre
March 12 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
March 13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
March 16 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
March 19 Dallas, TX House of Blues
March 20 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
March 23 Little Rock, AK Revolution Music Hall
March 24 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
March 25 Austin, TX Antone’s
March 26 Houston, TX House of Blues
- On The Beat

Get Up Kids - Adult-hood!

New Get Up Kids music! Yay! Wait, boo hoo! No, yay! Get emo again, people! There's two shows set for the TLA in Philly for March. Hmmm ... wondering where I put my striped sweater and Coke-bottle glasses.

The new song"PARARELEVANT" can be found at: is required for download).

- On The Beat




The Get Up Kids have announced details of the second leg of their 2011 North American tour, covering cities on the east coast and midwest, in support of their forthcoming album There Are Rules. The second set of dates begins in Orlando, FL on February 22 and runs through March 13 and includes two shows in New York City March 2 and 3.

A limited number of tickets for each market have been held for The Get Up Kids fans and will be available through an exclusive Ducat King presale that begins Friday, December 10th, 2010 @ 12pm EST. The presale can be accessed by visiting:

Support on these new dates comes from Miniature Tigers and Brian Bonz. Tickets will be made available to the general public December 16th. This new run of shows is in addition to the first leg of the tour January 22-February 5, which were announced last month.

The band is also unveiling a second new track from the upcoming album There Are Rules as a free MP3 this week.

The Get Up Kids will release a limited edition 7" single "Automatic" on January 11, 2011 followed by the full length There Are Rules on January 25th on their own Quality Hill Records.


January 21 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live % ^

January 22 - Austin, TX @ Emo's % ^

January 23 - Dallas, TX @ The Loft % ^

January 25 - Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse % ^

January 26 - San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues % ^

January 27 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour % ^

January 28 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House % ^

January 29 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's % ^

January 30 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill % ^

February 01 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater % ^

February 02 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's % ^

February 03- Seattle, WA @ The Knitting Factory % ^

February 04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound % ^

February 05 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater % ^

February 23 - Orlando, FL @ The Social # *

February 24 - Orlando, FL @ The Social # *

February 25 - St.Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre # *

February 26 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club # *

February 27 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle # *

March 01 - Washington, DC @ The Black Cat # *

March 02 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall # *

March 03 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg # *

March 04 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts # *

March 05 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts # *

March 06 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club # *

March 08 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre # *

March 09 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop # *

March 10 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall # *

March 11 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge # *

March 12 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall # *

March 13 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck # *

# with Miniature Tigers and Brian Bonz

Children of Bodem - Party Like Eddie Murphy

CHILDREN OF BODOM (also COB), the hard partying Finnish Heavy Metal band that features frontman and modern day guitar hero Alexi Laiho will release its new albumRelentless Reckless Forever on March 8, 2011 via Universal Music. Today, COB reveals the album's cover art, which can be viewed now at this location.
You can check out the track listing below. Notice the Eddie Murphy cover? Crazy, right? Well, we haven't gone to a COB show in a while, so we're not sure if this strange '80s cover song has fallen into their live set. I guess we'll see. They just came through with Clutch and Black Label Society. And always are on tour.
Recorded in Petrax Studios with famed rock producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet),Relentless Reckless Forever is the seventh studio album of CHILDREN OF BODOM's illustrious career and the first new record from the band since 2008's Blooddrunk, which debuted at #22 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart and scored the quintet its third consecutive #1 debut in Finland. On Relentless Reckless Forever, COB's high-energy hooks and electric energy forge stadium-sized heavy metal anthems that seethe with both marvelous musicianship and a phenomenal pop prowess. The quintet's unique union of haunting melodies, rhythmic sensibility, guitar-and-keyboard interplay and king-size solos is supercharged to the maximum, and the resulting record is poised to push the band - already on the brink of breakout success in the U.S. - to an altogether new pinnacle. "We worked super hard on this album, at least for me it was pretty much no sleep or rest for six weeks," stated Laiho. "But we were determined to make the best COB album ever, so we were willing to do whatever it took. Of course, having our producer Matt Hyde kicking our asses 24/7 definitely made the results even better, so obviously we're more than anxious to get this album out there" The first single and video from Relentless Reckless Forever is "Was it Worth It?". COBshot a high energy music video for the track, joining forces with two-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Thrasher Magazine "Skater of the Year" Chris Cole as well as noted pro skaters Jamie Thomas, Garrett Hill and Tom Asta (the current #1 Amateur skateboarder in the world). Filmed on location at central Pennsylvania's residential Action Sports compound Camp Woodward and directed by Dale Resteghini for Raging Nation Films (Pink Floyd, Santana, Mötley Crüe), the video was shot guerrilla style, sans treatment; honing in directly onCHILDREN OF BODOM's high-spirited fire and the skaters' eye-opening execution. A high resolution trailer for the clip can be viewed now at The track listing for CHILDREN OF BODOM's Relentless Reckless Forever is as follows: 1.) Not My Funeral 2.) Shovel Knockout 3.) Roundtrip to Hell and Back 4.) Pussyfoot Miss Suicide 5.) Relentless Reckless Forever 6.) Ugly 7.) Cry of the Nihilist 8.) Was It Worth It? 9.) Northpole Throwdown 10.) Party All the Time (* Eddie Murphy) "The single 'Was It Worth It?' is a total party song, said Laiho. "It's not your typical Bodom sound, but it's one of my favorites and heavy as hell." In addition to Laiho, CHILDREN OF BODOM features Roope Latvala (guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums), Henkka Seppälä (bass) and Janne Warman (keyboards). About CHILDREN OF BODOM: CHILDREN OF BODOM's enthralling mix of modern heavy metal, melodic hooks and the guitar acrobatics of front man Alexi Laiho have solidified the critically acclaimed Finnish band as one of the most revered hard rock acts in the world and one of the leading voices of metal's new generation. The group's 2008 studio album Blooddrunk skyrocketed to #22 on Billboard's Top 200, scored the quintet its third consecutive #1 debut in its native Finland and saw Laiho named "Best Metal Guitarist" by the readers of Guitar World, besting well known players such as Kirk Hammett of Metallica to win the coveted award. CHILDREN OF BODOMhas been called "technically dazzling" by the New York Times and "One of the most talented metal bands of our time" by contemporary media conglomerate VICE. COB's popular song "If You Want Peace...Prepare for War" is currently featured in the smash hit music video gameGuitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. The band's name is derived from the infamous Lake Bodom murders, which took place in Finland in 1960.

Eisley - Equal Visionary

EISLEY EMERGES FROM "THE VALLEY" MARCH 1  FIRST ALBUM IN FOUR YEARS EXPLORES TURBULENT TIMES FOR THE DUPREES  FREE MP3 OF "AMBULANCE" AVAILABLE NOW  Eisley will release their first album in four years, "The Valley," on March 1  via Equal Vision Records. The 11-track set was recorded at Rosewood Studios in  their hometown of Tyler, Texas, with producer/engineers Gary Leach and Austin  Deptula (LeAnn Rimes), and mixed by Andy Freeman at Bay Area Tone in San  Francisco. See below for a track listing.  A free stream and MP3 of "Ambulance" from "The Valley" is available now through  the widget at">>. (See the  site for code to embed the widget elsewhere.)  The album's title refers to the emotional turmoil that the DuPree sisters, who  front Eisley, experienced as they crafted their third album: Sherri enduring a  failed marriage; Chauntelle, a broken engagement; and Stacy, a painful breakup.  The only relationship that ended on their terms was the split with Warner Bros.  Records, the label that released their first two albums and several EPs.  Promising to bring listeners through the band's darkest and most trying times,  "The Valley" reveals their strength, patience and perseverance. On tracks like  "Smarter" and "Sad," there's a musical aggression and emotional urgency that  transports you to the moment they were written, laying bare the open wound of  the broken heart. And the chilling album closer, "Ambulance," is an icy snapshot  of the very moment of betrayal and abandonment. Elsewhere, there's a stately  solace in the hopeful "Kind" and whimsical "Mr. Moon," and buoyant string  arrangements decorate opener "The Valley" and "Watch It Die."  As previously announced, Eisley will precede the release of "The Valley" with a  U.S. tour in February, supporting Rooney on all dates. The 21-date run begins  February 2 in Albuquerque and includes stops in Kansas City, the Twin Cities,  Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Washington DC, Nashville, Denver and other markets.  See below for a complete list of dates.  ---  EISLEY - "THE VALLEY" TRACK LISTING  1. The Valley 2. Smarter 3. Watch It Die 4. Sad 5. Oxygen Mask 6. Better Love 7. I Wish 8. Kind 9. Mr. Moon 10. Please 11. Ambulance  ---  EISLEY TOUR DATES  February 2011 2 -- Albuquerque, NM -- Launchpad 4 -- Tulsa, OK -- Cain's Ballroom 2nd Stage 5 -- Kansas City, MO -- The Beaumont Club 6 -- St. Paul, MN -- Station 4 7 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Mad Planet 8 -- Grand Rapids, MI -- The Intersection 9 -- Pontiac, MI -- Crofoot Ballroom 10 -- Chicago, IL -- Lincoln Hall 11 -- Columbus, OH -- The Basement 12 -- Cleveland Heights, OH -- Grog Shop 13 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Alter Bar 14 -- Newport, KY -- Southgate House 16 -- Cambridge, MA -- Middle East 17 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Theater of Living Arts 18 -- Washington, DC -- Rock and Roll Hotel 19 -- Carrboro, NC -- Cat's Cradle 20 -- Asheville, NC -- Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall 21 -- Nashville, TN -- Exit/In 22 -- Memphis, TN -- Hi-Tone Cafe 23 -- St. Louis, MO -- The Firebird 25 -- Denver, CO -- Marquis Theatre 26 -- Salt Lake City, UT -- Kilby Court

FLATFOOT 56 - Play Asbury On Tuesday (14th)

Got this from FLATFOOT 56's people ... too late to get it into The Trentonian this week. You can see the gutter punk-Irish rockers play Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park this Tuesday with the Street Dogs (ex Dropkick Murphys).

Here's what they're people are saying:

Home Sweet Home - FLATFOOT 56 hit the road once again.

Southside Chicago’s finest Join “Wreck The Halls” w/ Street Dogs and support Authority Zero into 2011

Orange County, CA., - Dec. 9, 2010 – Rounding out what has been an unprecedented year in the band’s decade of existence, FLATFOOT 56 are gearing up to once again hit the road, adding some weight to a few of the season’s best tickets. First, Flatfoot will join with STREET DOGS for the fifth annual “Wreck The Halls” tour. The eight-night run begins Dec 8th, 2010 in Houston, TX, and includes an already sold out show in Boston, MA. Building on the momentum that accumulated throughout 2010, Flatfoot immediately charges into 2011 beginning a run of dates on January 4, 2011 with Phoenix, Arizona street punks Authority Zero. Running throughout the month of January and well into February, the quartet continues to solidify their reputation for being one of the hardest working bands in the genre.

Releasing BLACK THORN in the spring of 2010, the band would debut at #2 on Billboard’s HeatseekersChart, in addition to achieving healthy positions on the Billboard Top 200, the Billboard Top Independent Current Albums Chart, Top Alternative Rock Chart, Top Rock Chart, Top Current Albums Chart and Top Internet Sales Charts.

Married to the road, the band spent the majority of the calendar year touring in support of their Old Shoe Records debut. Performing abroad on the international festival circuit, supporting runs with the likes of Devil’s Brigade (Matt Friedman of Rancid) and Street Dogs, in addition to a critically applauded stint on the Vans Warped Tour, FLATFOOT 56 proved triumphant in every stop along the way.

FLATFOOT 56’s broad appeal and universally inspiring themes have managed to resonate with people outside of the punk rock scope just the same. Producers of the FX Network hit Sons of Anarchy recently connected with FLATFOOT 56 to use not one, but six tracks fromBLACK THORN in episodes of the latest season of the series. FLATFOOT 56 was also tapped to record the new entrance theme for the WWE’s (Word Wrestling Entertainment) Raw Champion, Sheamus and will also provide a track to the upcoming WWE movie, The Chaperone, featuring wrestler Triple H.

As 2010 marks the 10-year anniversary for FLATFOOT 56, the latest album compacts the band’s celebrated history of eclectic and driving musical charge into thirteen tracks that highlight the pride of the working class and their Chicago roots. The release of BLACK THORN has sent a tidal wave of energy from FLATFOOT 56’s international mob following while being matched with critical praise:

ALTERNATIVE PRESS:“There are bagpipes and mandolin gilded to the hard-charging chassis, but these 10-year Chicago scene vets know how to play, and even better, pen suitably triumphant songs awash in resilient spirit.” (April 2010)

HM MAGAZINE:Black Thornjigs, pulses, sways, mesmerizes and kicks up the heels – sometimes all within the same song structure.” (March/April 2010)

PUNK ROCK REVIEW:Black Thorn is filled to the rim with Celtic-influenced, high intensity gang vocal laden, heavy hitting song after song…Each intricate musical piece of this band is perfectly combined.” (March 2010)

DYING SCENE:“It is no wonder that FLATFOOT 56 has risen above the rest and gained the notoriety they so rightfully deserve.” 5 out of 5 stars! (April 2010)

ABSOLUTE PUNK.NET: “The Celtic punk rockers from Chicago are back, and while the recorded disc cannot possibly capture the euphoric atmosphere of a Flatfoot 56 live show, they're getting closer than ever.” (April 2010)

With no slowing in sight, the band will likely be in a city near you and continues to write new material with plans to enter a studio for the next go around soon.

Black Thornis available in stores and online now from Old Shoe Records in the US, Stomp Records in Canada, People Like You Records in Europe (March 2011) and distributed by Big Mouth Japan in Japan.

For an up-to-date listing of tour stops, exclusive content,

and all things FLATFOOT 56, visit:


WRECK THE HALLS w/ Street Dogs

12/6/2010 Memphis, Tennessee Murphy's Pub (solo – no Street Dogs)

12/7/2010 Hot Springs, Arkansas Maxine's Pub (solo – no Street Dogs)

12/8/2010 Houston, Texas The Studio @ Warehouse Live (Wreck The Halls Tour)

12/10/2010 Nashville, Tennessee The Muse (Wreck The Halls Tour)

12/11/2010 Charlotte, North Carolina Tremont Music Hall (Wreck The Halls Tour)

12/12/2010 Baltimore, Maryland The Ottobar (Wreck The Halls Tour)

12/13/2010 Jermyn, Pennsylvania Eleanor Rigby's (solo – no Street Dogs)

12/14/2010 Asbury Park, New Jersey Asbury Lanes (Wreck The Halls Tour)

12/15/2010 Hartford, Connecticut Webster Underground (Wreck The Halls Tour)

12/17/2010 Boston, Massachusetts The Paradise (Wreck The Halls Tour)

12/18/2010 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania The Spy Club (solo – no Street Dogs)

12/31/2010 Chicago, Illinois Beat Kitchen (w/ The Tossers)


1/1/2011 Chicago, Illinois Beat Kitchen (solo – no Authority Zero)

1/4/2011 Colorado Springs, Colorado Black Sheep w/ Authority Zero

1/5/2011 Denver, Colorado Marquis Theater w/ Authority Zero

1/8/2011 Cleveland, Ohio Peabody's w/ Authority Zero

1/12/2011 Atlanta, Georgia Masquerade w/ Authority Zero

1/13/2011 Jacksonville, Georgia The Pit w/ Authority Zero

1/14/2011 Satellite Beach, Florida Sports Page w/ Authority Zero

1/15/2011 Phoenix, Arizona Rage Fest (no Authority Zero)

1/16/2011 Phoenix, Arizona Rage Fest (no Authority Zero)

1/19/2011 Beaumont, Texas The Gig w/ Authority Zero

1/20/2011 Dallas, Texas Trees w/ Authority Zero

1/21/2011 Corpus Christi, Texas House of Rock w/ Authority Zero

1/22/2011 Houston, Texas Scout Bar w/ Authority Zero

1/23/2011 Austin, Texas Emo's (small room) w/ Authority Zero

1/25/2011 Albuquerque, New Mexico Launch Pad w/ Authority Zero

1/27/2011 Tucson, Arizona The Rock w/ Authority Zero

2/04/2011 Dekalb, Illinois House Café (solo – no Authority Zero)

2/05/2011 St. Louis, Missouri Firebird (solo – no Authority Zero)