Shining – “The One Inside”

Shining tour dates – as the support act on Dillinger Escape Plan’s spring tour – were just announced and as part of the digital press release was a link to the Norwegian’s “shot in one take in the Mojave desert” video. Now, with a pretty serene setting and a shoot during the bright daylight, you might not expect this metal-meets-weirdo-jazz band to make anything that captures your attention but you’d be wrong. About a minute in, I thought, “Okay, I get it … guys playing insane and artsy-noise-metal in the desert. Is this going to go on for another three and a half minutes?” And then comes the sax. And I couldn’t turn away, couldn’t give up on the song (and, frankly, didn’t want to).

This is good stuff. No Ohio dates which is too bad as I’d like to see these guys live.

Here are the dates:

4/3       New York, NY – Webster Hall #
4/4       Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer #
4/5       Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage #
4/6       Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall #
4/7       Montreal, QC – Le National #
4/9       Toronto, ON – Opera  House #
4/10     Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom #
4/11     Chicago, IL – Metro #
4/12     Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue #
4/13     Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre #
4/15     Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room #
4/16     Calgary, AB – The Republik #
4/18     Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre #
4/19     Seattle, WA – El Corazon #
4/20      Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre #
4/22      Chico, CA – Senator Theater #
4/23     San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge #
4/24      Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex #
4/25      Pomona, CA – The Glass House #
4/26      La Jolla, CA – Porter’s Pub #
# with Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash Talk, Retox

Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd announce co-headlining tour


Both bands are celebrating a 40th anniversary – for Lynyrd Skynyrd it’s the anniversary of their debut album, for Bad Company it’s the anniversary of their formation.

With that many years of music under their collective belts, the hits will be flowing on this 12-date summer tour. Blackstone Cherry opens all dates except for July 27.



Thu Jun 20 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
Fri Jun 21 – Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater
Sun Jun 23 – Mountain View, CA –  Shoreline Amphitheater
Thu Jul 11 – Houston, TX  – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat Jul 13  – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sun Jul 14 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Wed Jul 17  – Camden, NJ  – Susquehanna Bank Center
Fri Jul 19  – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
Sat Jul 20  – Noblesville, IN – Kilpsch Music Center
Tue Jul 23 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater
Wed Jul 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Fri Jul 26  – Gilford, NH  – Meadowbrook (Not a Live Nation date)
Sat Jul 27  – *Bethel, NY  – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Scott Lucas & The Married Men – new video, new tour dates

Low budget? Looks like no budget but still an entertaining “life in the van” video.

March tour dates for Local H, April and May tour dates for Scott Lucas & The Married Men. It’s just the cost of doing business these days. The Married Men dates are with Empty Mansions, a new group featuring Sam Fogarino (Interpol), Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard), and Brandon Curtis (Secret Machines).

4/24 Washington, DC- DC9 *
4/25 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary *
4/26 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory *
4/27 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge *
4/28 Allston, MA – Great Scott *
4/29 Buffalo, NY – Tralf Studio Stage
5/1 Detroit, MI – Garden Bowl *
5/2 Grand Rapids, MI – Founders Brewery, Co
5/3 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *

* dates with EmptyMansions

Oh, Jealous Sound, why aren’t you playing in Columbus?

The Jealous Sound have toured so infrequently since their inception in 2000 that a tour announcement is cause for celebration. However, that celebration is quickly deflated as the band is bypassing Ohio (to be fair – they did play in Cleveland earlier this year).

If mid-90s post-emo rock is your thing, you undoubtedly are familiar with this band but on the off chance that you’re just discovering this genre, here’s “Equilibrium” which can be found on The Jealous Sound’s 2012 release, A Gentle Reminder.

Tour dates

Sep 13 – Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
Sep 14 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
Sep 17 – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
Sep 18 – Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA
Sep 20 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 21 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO
Sep 22 – Czar Bar – Kansas City, MO
Sep 23 – Firebird – St Louis, MO
Sep 25 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Sep 26 – The Loft – Lansing, MI
Sep 27 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
Sep 29 – il Motore – Montreal, Canada
Sep 30 – TT The Bears – Cambridge, MA
Oct 02 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Oct 03 – Ollie’s Point – Amityville, NY
Oct 04 – MilkBoy – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 05 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
Oct 06 – Motorco – Durham, NC
Oct 08 – The Social – Orlando, FL
Oct 10 – High Dive – Gainesville, FL
Oct 11 – 529 – Atlanta, GA
Oct 19 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Oct 20 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA

Scott Lucas and The Married Men cover Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer”

Scott Lucas revealed after his band’s performance in Columbus on Sunday night that the cover they opened their set with – Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer” – will be featured on the Onion’s A.V. Undercover series sometime in the coming months.

And, shaking the setlist up a little bit, Scott Lucas and The Married Men decided to play the song for the first time live at this show. Fans of the original song (which became a hit after being featured in The Karate Kid) may not recognize this version of the song which is exactly what the band was going for. It was either Scott, or his drummer Randy Payne, who said that when they decided to cover the song, they said, “What would this song sound like if it had been written by Neil Young?” Judge for yourself whether or not they nailed it. (In my opinion, they absolutely did!)

Download: “Cruel Summer” (live)

Not sure if they’ll continue to toss the cover into the set, but if you live in one of the following cities, check ’em out.

Jun 22 Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA
Jun 23 Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
Jun 25 Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Jun 26 Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Jun 27 Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
Jun 29 The Mohawk – Austin, TX
Jun 30 The Common Table – Dallas, TX
Jul 20 Fitz’s Spare Keys – Elmhurst, IL
Jul 21 Roscoe Village Burger Fest – Chicago, IL
Jul 22 Firebird – St Louis, MO
Jul 24 The End – Nashville, TN
Jul 25 JR’s Lightbulb Club – Fayetteville, AR
Jul 26 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
Jul 27 Club Garibaldi’s – Milwaukee, WI