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.
“This record will give people a peak into the kind of things that influence us musically. We REALLY like all of these songs along with the bands who actually wrote this stuff because first and foremost we are HUGE music fans.” – Buzz Osborne
And with these words, The Melvins have announced that they will be releasing a covers album entitled Everybody Loves Sausages, which will come out Apr. 30th via Ipecac Records. The album will feature tracks from artists such as Venom, Queen, David Bowie, and many more.
Although the album is being billed as a release of the proper Melvins lineup (Osborne, Dale Crover, Jared Warren, Coady Willis), some of the songs were recorded by the “Melvins Lite” line up (Osborne, Crover, Trevor Dunn): “Female Trouble”, “Timothy Leary Lives” and “Romance By Tales Of Terror”.
The full track list can be seen below along with the album artwork. READ MORE
Well, this is an unexpected tour announcement! Looks like 70′s band Blondie will be hitting the road with 80′s cult classic band Devo for a string of US tour dates this September! Blondie will be Debbie Harry, Clem Burke and Chris Stein, along with newer band members Leigh Foxx, Tommy Kessler and Matt Katz-Bohen. Devo will be original members Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and Gerald and Bob Casale will take the stage with tour drummer Jeff Friedl. You can check out the tour dates below.
It’s probably totally sexist to dedicate an entire article to the celebration of a handful of vocalists that are simply going to make this list because they are female. After all, the argument has been made to me endless times that it shouldn’t be about a person’s gender when you judge their music or skill. It should just be about being a damn good vocalist. But let’s be real here, people still find the presence of a woman, especially in a band, as some what of a novelty. The music world is male dominated, and even I will admit, I have a bias when it comes to the expectations I have for female fronted bands. And that’s exactly why these girls rock so much. All of them are talented as hell, and I’m proud to share a set of -ahem- parts with them. Sexism sucks – but these girls don’t. Here are my top 5 female rock vocalists, both historic and modern. READ MORE