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Matt Nathanson Hits The Road Making “All Night Noise”

posted by Trina Green | Monday, October 24, 2011 | 9:45 AM
Matt Nathanson is more than just a pretty face…but let’s be honest, that pretty face doesn’t hurt at all.
Following up the break-out success of 2007’s Some Mad Hope, Matt’s latest release, Modern Love, has solidified him as the singer/songerwriter-dude who can craft a hit. Digging deeper into his musical influences, Modern Love, hits a whole new level of infectious, catchy, and well-done song craft.

With his hit “Faster” all over the radio, Matt is on the road, crossing the country with his headlining “All Night Noise” tour. His live shows are ridiculous in a good way: wild, energetic, and occasionally hilarious, as he's not necessarily known for his ability to self-censure but always hitting high marks in musicianship and quality performances.

On October 29th, Matt makes a stop in Los Angeles at the famed Wiltern, but before and after that, check the dates below to catch a musical ride with the “All Night Noise” tour.
All Night Noise Tour Dates:
10/21   Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
10/22   Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory    
10/23   Portland, OR @ Music Millennium (In-Store Performance & Signing)
10/23   Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom                              
10/25   Vancouver, BC @ Venue OR Commodore     
10/28   Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades                      
10/29   Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern
10/30   San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/31   Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
11/2     Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
11/4     Birmingham, AL @ The Backroom @ Workplay
11/5     Nashville, TN @ The Cannery Ballroom

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Download Black Box Revelation's New EP "Shiver of Joy"

posted by Trina Green | Tuesday, October 4, 2011 | 4:42 PM
Ever heard of The Black Box Revelation? Well, you should. A bluesy, garage rock duo who…well, just call them Belgium’s answer to The Black Keys. Such a sound is a lot for only two to bear but Jan Paternoster and Deis Van Dijck make a hell of a noise that's retro yet modern, and prone to making you dance. Thick on riffs and thudding percussion, they’re young guns, but extremely well armed with dark and catchy hooks and occasional stretches in the music where you may think someone’s got Led Zeppelin on the brain.

In advance of hitting your brain with their forthcoming full-length LP, My Perception, the Belgians have just dropped the free EP Shiver of Joy, a sharp and riff-heavy collection of b-sides solid enough to have made the album cut. 
Download this puppy right HERE and enjoy this rock solid arrival on the scene. And if you happen to be in Los Angeles this week, you can catch the lads on October 3rd & 4th at Filter Magazine's Culture Collide Festival. 

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In The Studio: The Return of Garbage

posted by Trina Green | Monday, October 3, 2011 | 3:47 PM
Garbage is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their fifth studio album and their first in seven years. Shirley Manson (vocals, guitar), Steve Marker (guitars, keyboards), Duke Erikson (guitars, keyboards) and Butch Vig (drums, loops) are recording the album in a basement in the Atwater Village area of Los Angeles, CA, the first to be recorded outside of Madison, WI. The still untitled album is scheduled for release in Spring 2012, and is being produced by Garbage, engineered by Billy Bush, and mixed by Butch Vig and Billy Bush. 

"Years-worth of pent-up music came out in some bizarre ways- bleary cell phone memos became real songs, conversations turned into lyrics, and new computer gizmos inspired wicked tangents," said the members of Garbage. "Ghosts came in, had their say. Everyone brought ideas, and everyone fought their corner. At the end of the day it all gets shoved through the four-way brain filter that is Garbage and it ends up sounding like nobody else. Red feathers and black tar."

Even though it's been seven years, there hasn't been a female-fronted band since that has matched their inimitable sound, brashness and energy. Now free of all their corporate obligations, the band has been able to start again with a clean slate on their own terms. They add, "We are making a record filled with the music we love to hear. The new songs have been inspired more by what we haven't been hearing rather than by what we have."
After forming in Madison, WI, Garbage released their self-titled debut album in 1995 and rode a wave of visually arresting, female-fronted alternative rock bands. The album spawned the hit singles "Stupid Girl" and "Only Happy When It Rains" and was certified double platinum in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Their second album, Garbage 2.0, was nominated for two Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Best Rock Album. 2001's Beautiful Garbage was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 10 Albums Of The Year. In 2005, Garbage released Bleed Like Me, earning the band it's highest chart position with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. In 2007, the band released a retrospective collection called Absolute Garbage. Garbage has sold over 12 million albums worldwide.

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Goo Goo Dolls Announce New Fall Tour Dates


Having wrapped a three-month summer tour in support of their current album Something For The Rest Of Us, The Goo Goo Dolls have announced that they will continue touring through the fall, launching a new string of dates on October 12th in Milwaukee. Tickets go on-sale this week, so check out www.googoodolls.com/tour for more information.
In other Goos news, the band's blockbuster single "Iris" has soared to No. 1 on the U.K. iTunes chart after being performed by two finalists on the British edition of The X Factor. In addition, the band's Greatest Hits album re-entered the chart at No. 18. "Iris" has been a steady seller in Great Britain since its original release in 1998, enjoying more than 433,000 in sales, and racking up more than 30 million views on YouTube. The song is expected to top the U.K. Singles chart this weekend, which would be its highest chart position ever.
"I love the fact that young artists are inspired to sing this song.  It opened a lot of doors for us," says Rzeznik. "To see it hit No. 1 in the U.K. and connect with a growing new audience is cool."
Finally, the band, which is singer-guitarist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takac, and drummer Mike Malinin, has just recorded a brand-new song, entitled "The Best Of Me," which will be heard on an upcoming episode of CBS's hit remake of Hawaii Five-O, as well as on a soon-to-be released soundtrack album.
The Goo Goo Dolls upcoming tour dates are as follows. Ryan Star supports on all dates except for those starred.
10/12- Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater
10/15- Chicago, IL,  Mix Second Chance Homecoming*
10/16- Morgantown, WV, Morgantown Event Center
10/17- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
10/19- Ithaca, NY, State Theater
10/21- Utica, NY, Stanley Performing Arts Center
10/22- Hampton Beach, NH, Hampton Beach Casino
10/23- Torrington, CT, Warner Theater
10/25- Williamsport, PA, Williamsport Community Arts Center
10/26- Charlottesville, VA, John Paul Jones Arena
10/27- Greensboro, NC, Carolina Theatre
10/29- Lake Charles, LA, L'Auberge du Lac Hotel & Casino*
10/30- Tupelo, MS, BancorpSouth Arena
11/02- Fort Myers, FL,  Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
11/04- Gainesville, FL,  Gator Growl*
11/05- Melbourne, FL, King Center for the Performing Arts
11/07- Richmond, VA, The National
11/08- Reading, PA,  Sovereign Performing Arts Center
11/09- Wilmington, DE,  Grand Opera House
11/11- Montclair, NJ, Wellmont Theater
11/12- Huntington, NY, The Paramount
11/13- Erie, PA, Warner Theater

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