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What would you say if we told you that Motorhead, GWAR, Quicksand, Glassjaw and Bad Brains and The Devil Wears Prada were playing a festival. Pretty cool, right? What about if we told you they were also appearing with the likes of Fall Out Boy, Blondie, Public Enemy and Violent Femmes? If you’re a straight up metal fan, you might be a little disappointed. However, that’s just part of the lineup of Chicago’s Riot Fest 2013, taking place this year on September 13, 14 and 15 at Humboldt Park.
Looking at the poster for the event, there are probably plenty of metal fans that are outraged that Fall Out Boy and Blink 182 are headlining over Motorhead. First of all, it’s a hometown gig for FOB, who recently debuted with the #1 album in America. Secondly, tickets are cheap enough, starting at just $23/day, that you could easily pick up a ticket, see the few bands you want to see, and not feel ripped off by the whole thing.
The ticket information and more can be found here. Check the whole lineup after the jump.
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The second annual Orion Music + More festival is slated to feature a pretty diverse lineup. In addition to Metallica, the two day festival will feature performances from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Rise Against, Bassnectar, a reunited Infectious Grooves, Dropkick Murphys, The Dillinger Escape Plan, FLAG (one of the Black Flag reunions), Gogol Bordello, Tomahawk, The Silversun Pickups, Battlecross, 12th Planet, All Shall Perish, Vista Chino (formerly known as Kyuss Lives) and many others. Now we know which exact days each band will be playing, as Orion as unleashed set times.
You can view each days set times via Orion’s website, but here are a few interesting things we spotted:
-Unlike last year, Metallica will only be playing the final night (letting Red Hot Chili Peppers close out day 1). Fans hoping to see multiple sets from Metallica at their own festival might be a tad disappointed by this. However, we bet the members will still be hanging around the festival grounds on both days.
-On day 1, Tomahawk will be playing right before Infectious Grooves on the Fuel stage. Why does that matter? Well, we all know Tomahawk is fronted by Mike Patton. And it just so happens that the singer’s former Faith No More bandmate, Jim Martin, will be filling in on guitar for Infectious Grooves. Martin and Patton have not shared a stage together in years, and though the guitarist has been inactive for years, he also recently revealed that his exclusion from the 2010 Faith No More reunion was exactly amicable. Granted, there’s a good hour in between the two’s sets, so whether the two will even cross paths is yet to be seen (aka, don’t hold your breath for a mini-Faith No More reunion).
-While there’s always a chance for last minute additions, it’s safe to say that this year’s lineup is now complete.
Single day passes are now also available for purchase online. In case you already forgot, Orion Music + More 2013 is taking place at Belle Isle in Detroit on June 8 and 9.
With Summer just a few months around the corner, it’s time to get ready for this year’s GWAR-B-Q. And today, GWAR has confirmed the first batch of bands slated to play their annual orgy of blood, music, and meat.
Set to take place August 17 once again at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, VA, GWAR will be joined by Corrosion Of Conformity, Municipal Waste, Pig Destroyer, Cannabis Corpse, Loincloth and Kung-Fu Dykes. “Once again we blow the horn of war and set into motion the gears that grind us towards the greatest GWAR-B-Q yet,” head scumdog Oderus Urungus declared. “We will not only be rockin’ like Dokken and slippin’ the cock in, but we will shoving a wealth of GWAR products down your throat…not only our new GWAR-B-Q sauce, but our very own beer, Impaled Ale! Eat and drink yourself into a diabetic stupor, then puke it all up in the slam pit! It’s gonna fucking rule!”
More bands are expected to be added soon, but already this lineup is looking impressive. Tickets will be made available shortly, while more information about this year’s GWAR-B-Q can be found via its official website.
What’s it sound like when a beer corporation and a music mogul team up for a festival? Pretty sweet from the lineup of the second annual Budweiser Made In America Festival lineup that was revealed earlier today. The Jay-Z-curated festival will return to Philadelphia again for a second year, with Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix and Queens of the Stone Age among the performers. While it makes sense that Jay-Z would bring his wife on as a headliner, it’ll be pretty odd to see her playing with the likes of The Gaslight Anthem and NIN, who will also be playing. The lineup was announced via Spotify earlier today, and while it was discussed that Jay-Z might headline again, both he and Budweiser agreed that him headlining subsequent years would dilute the Festival.
And as for the lineup, which also includes Deadmau5, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, A$AP Rocky, Calvin Harris, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Public Enemy and Solange, Anheuser-Busch VP of U.S. marketing Paul Chibe says the diversity helps the festival. “”Many people would have said mixing Run D.M.C. with Pearl Jam and Jay-Z [was ill-advised],” Chibe told Rolling Stone, referring to last year’s headliners. “But I think we delivered an amazing experience. We worked with Jay to find the right mix of artists to bring this to life again.”
The Budweiser Made In America Fest will take place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on August 31 and September 1.
At last year’s Orion Music + More, Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo reunited with Suicidal Tendencies for a short set that also included songs from Infectious Grooves. Now fans will get to see a proper reunion, as the original lineup of Infectious Grooves will be performing at this summer’s edition of Orion.
In case you’re not all that familiar with Infectious Grooves, watch Trujillo giving a brief oral history in the video above. In short, though, the group was essentially a funk/hard rock project formed by Trujillo and Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir. Rounding up the lineup was Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins, Suicidal Tendencies guitarist Dean Pleasants and guitarist Adam Siegel. While Perkins, Pleasants, Trujillo and Muir will be partaking in said reunion, Siegel supposedly is unavailable. That’s why they are bringing in former Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin to fill in (no word on whether Infectious Grooves will be playing on the same day as Peeping Tom, featuring Martin’s former bandmate).
Whether you even remember hearing Infectious Grooves’ two albums, this is a pretty cool addition to an already impressive festival lineup. At the very least, it’ll give you the chance to see Trujillo back onstage with Cyco Miko and playing with Jim Martin (who has been pretty inactive music-wise). Other additions to Orion 2013’s lineup include Rocket From The Crypt, Vista Chino, Dead Sara, Matt Clarke, and Calico.
This Is Hardcore has been the go-to festival for hardcore fans in Philadelphia for seven years now. This year’s addition, though, is getting a heavy dose of shock rock thanks to GWAR.
It’s been announced today that none other than GWAR will be one of the co-headliners to this summer’s This Is Hardcore festival. Also confirmed for the bill is Kid Dynamite, Modern Life Is War, Trapped Under Ice (performing their last short before going on hiatus), Panic, Relentless and others (with more to be revealed shortly). “Wait, this is an April Fool’s joke… right?,” you may be asking yourself at this point. Well, the festival insists that this is not a prank and that GWAR is indeed 100% confirmed for the festival. While GWAR can certainly play to a variety of audiences (they have, after all, appeared at Bonnaroo before), seeing them on a hardcore festival’s bill definitely doesn’t seem ordinary.
Tickets for the four day festival, taking place from August 8 to 11 at the Electric Factory in Philly, can be purchased via its official website. A rundown of bands confirmed for This Is Hardcore thus far can be seen below, with more on the way. Read more »
While nothing’s official yet, it looks like the lineup of this year’s Lollapalooza has leaked. According to blog Slicing Up Eyeballs (ed note: ouch) multiple sources have confirmed that a leaked photo of the lineup, which is due to be announced next week, is legit. Headlined by The Cure, Mumford & Sons, the Killers and Nine Inch Nails, there are a handful of heavy bands on the bill that make an August sojourn to Chicago’s Grant Park worthwhile. In addition to Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Baroness and Ghost will be playing.
Want to go? Good luck. Three day passes sold out long ago. However, you’ll be able to buy individual day tickets for $95 each when the lineup is officially announced. Lolla will take place from August 2-4.
Here’s the (alleged) full list of bands so far, even though it says “many more” will be added:
Eric Church, Knife Party, Steve Angello, Thievery Corporation, Grizzly Bear, Lana Del Rey, Flux Pavilion, Band of Horses, Major Lazer, Hot Chip, Azealia Banks, Local Natives, Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Castles, Dada Life, Tegan & Sara, Imagine Dragons, Beach House, Cat Power, Frightened Rabbit, 2 Chainz, Matt & Kim, Alt-J, Foals, Death Grips, Dillon Francis, Court Yard Hounds, Smith Westerns, Disclosure, Adventure Club, Ben Howard, The Vaccines, Griz, Father John Misty, Ghost, Modestep, Charles Bradley, DIIV, Alex Clare, Heartless Bastards, Baauer, Baroness, Lianne La Havas, Emeli Sande, Wild Nothing, Jessie Ware, Atlas Genius, Haim, Angel Haze, Timeflies, Theophilus London, Monsta, Wavves, Io Echo, Enknown Mortal Orchestra, Icona Pop, Alvin Risk, Chance the Rapper, Lance Herbstrong, Jake Bugg, Wild Belle, Art Department, MS MR, St. Lucia, Shovels & Rope, Huards, Kill the Noise, Robert Delong, Little Greeb Cars, Deap Vally, Family of the Year, 360, The Bright Light Social Hour, Twenty One Pilots, San Cisco, Hey Marseilles, Skates, The Orwells, Palma Violets, Reignwolf, Astro, Pujol, Machines Are People Too, Planet Hemp, Yawn, Keys N Krates, The Neighbourhood, Cole Plante, Half Moon Run, The Mowgli’s, Pacific Air, Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R., Wheeler Brothers, Wake Owl, American Authors, O’ Brother, The Dunwells, Houndmouth, Supreme Cuts, Brick + Mortar, Cherub, Makeshift Prodigy, Wild Cub, D-Pryde, Brooke Waggoner, Brite Lite Brite, Beast Patrol and many more
Last week, part of the lineup to the 2013 edition of the Scion Rock Fest was revealed. Today, though, the full lineup was revealed, and holy crap does it look awesome.
Testament has been confirmed as the additional co-headliner (along with the Melvins), while bands like Corrosion Of Conformity, Whitechapel, Royal Thunder, Touche Amore and more have been added as well. They join previously announced groups like Municipal Waste, Six Feet Under, The Casualties, Pallbearer, Vision Of Disorder, A Life Once Lost, Unsigned & Streamed alumni Anciients and many others.
The 2013 Scion Rock Fest takes place in Memphis, TN on June 1, while RSVPs open online on April 10. Check out a complete rundown of the bands confirmed for the festival below. Read more »
At the beginning of March, Scion A/V revealed that the fifth annual Scion Rock Fest would take place on June 1 in Memphis, TN. And yesterday, the first batch of bands were confirmed for the festival, and it’s already shaping up to be a killer billing.
One of the co-headliners has been confirmed to be the Melvins, while Municipal Waste, Six Feet Under, The Casualties, Pallbearer, Vision Of Disorder, A Life Once Lost, Unsigned and Streamed alumni Anciients and more will also be playing. Like last year, the poster seen above only reveals half of the full lineup (with other bands’ names covered). If you look closely, though, the other co-headliner’s name slightly resembles that of Testament. But of course, that’s yet to be confirmed…
The full lineup should be announced soon, while a rundown of bands confirmed thus far can be seen after the jump. Read more »
The New England Metal & Hardcore Fest just keeps getting more and more stacked-out with reasons to go. As if Opeth, Hatebreed, the entire Metal Alliance Tour (including Anthrax!), The Dillinger Escape Plan and Suicidal Tendencies weren’t occasion enough to start getting train tickets to Worcester at the ready, the organizers lifted the curtain on two big adds today. The Acacia Strain will now headline Thursday, April 18th’s pre-party kickoff, and Every Time I Die has been announced as the first day’s special guest, with only Anthrax and Hatebreed being billed over them.
The Acacia Strain always plays well to NEMHF’s audience, as they were a big highlight of last year’s Friday lineup and come off with sheer intensity live. But Every Time I Die playing alongside Exodus and Hatebreed speaks to the blend that the festival seems to pull off seamlessly on an annual basis, giving fans of old-school thrash, metallic hardcore and modern metalcore a place to gather under one roof. And with huge records from Killswitch Engage, Ghost and Volbeat due out next month, this is yet another reason April can’t come soon enough.