Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Nine Inch Nails performed the funky “All Time Low”, which comes from their latest album Hesitation Marks (review). The performance was NIN’s first ever TV performance. You can watch video below.
Personally, I was not impressed by the performance at all. Trent was 100% into it but it was just a really poor choice of song for their first TV performance. For something as memorable as a first TV performance, I would’ve gone with a song that had more energy, something that would capture audiences a bit more. I mean, look at the crowd. They’re just not feeling what they’re seeing. What do you think? READ MORE
Last week Riot Fest (Chicago) revealed bands that were no longer able to perform this year (Motörhead, Bad Brains and Attack Attack!) while at the same time revealing bands that would be joining this year’s line up (Pixies, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Suicidal Tendencies, Andrew W.K., Hatebreed, T.S.O.L., Off With Their Heads, The Wonder Years, The Flatliners, Hostage Calm, The Interrupters, New Beat Fund and Pet Symmetry). While it is sad that a couple of the bands had to drop off I feel what’s being put in their place isn’t too shabby. In addition to the the new bands Riot Fest has also released single day passes along with what bands will be playing specific days. Both of which you can find past the break.
As a member of the “new generation” of metal and hardcore listeners, I’ve been exposed to a lot of different forms of music that seem to, despite their wide range of differences, blend into the larger scene of “alternative” bands. One of these genres is the infamous pop-punk. Pop punk has different levels of listenability (in my personal opinion), ranging from the golden gods and pioneers, such as Blink 182 and New Found Glory, the modern favorites (Man Overboard, The Wonder Years) and the, well, undesirables (We The Kings). Up until very recently, I have always thrown Maryland four-piece All Time Low into that third category by default. But with their newest release, Dirty Work, dropping this week, I may just have been converted.
Punk band Yellowcard have announced their new album, ‘When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes’ along with a release date of March 22nd, 2011. To support this release, they have been confirmed as the direct support for All Time Low on a full U.S. tour (tour dates after the jump).
“This is our first U.S. tour in three years and we are so stoked on how it’s all coming together,” wrote the band in a joint statement. “We are all just as anxious as you are for next year to get here. It will be worth the wait, for all of us.”