5 Seconds of Summer announce 2015 US headlining tour

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5 Seconds of Summer have announced their 2015 Rock Out with Your Socks Out headlining tour. Dates are below.

July 17, 2015 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Event Center
July 18, 2015 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 20, 2015 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 22, 2015 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 24, 2015 Seattle, WA Key Arena
July 25, 2015 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live At Rogers Arena
July 27, 2015 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
July 29, 2015 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
July 31, 2015 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 1, 2015 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 4, 2015 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Aug. 5, 2015 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Aug. 7, 2015 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 8, 2015 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 19, 2015 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Aug. 21, 2015 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Aug. 22, 2015 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Pavilion
Aug. 23, 2015 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 25, 2015 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 28, 2015 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Aug. 29, 2015 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Pavilion Stadium
Aug. 30, 2015 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sept. 1, 2015 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Sept. 4, 2015 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sept. 5, 2015 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
Sept. 6, 2015 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 7, 2015 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Sept. 9, 2015 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Sept. 12, 2015 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 13, 2015 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

Nov. 13, 2014 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion (on sale Aug. 9)
Nov. 15, 2014 Los Angeles, CA The Forum (sold-out)
Nov. 16, 2014 Los Angeles, CA The Forum (on sale Aug. 9)

Tickets go on sale August 9th at Live Nation and on the Live Nation app.

American Express cardholders will have access to presale tickets on Tuesday August 5th at 10 am local time, through their Front of the Line service.

Gerard Way reveals Hesitant Alien details

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Gerard Way has revealed that his new solo album Hesitant Alien will be out on September 30th with preorders beginning August 19th. You can view the track listing below and a teaser video here.

1. Bureau
2. Action Cat
3. No Shows
4. Casting Shadows
5. Millions
6. Zero Zero
7. Juarez
8. Drugstore Perfume
9. Get The Gang Together
10. How’s It Going To Be
11. Maya The Psychic

Lollapalooza releases 2014 webcast schedule

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If you aren’t going to Lollapalooza this year (it is from August 1′st to 3rd in Chicago) than you can watch the festival from home. You can see the entire lineup above. The festival will be livestreamed online, as a pre-installed channel on Apple TV, or as a free downloadable app on Samsung TV’s, Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, XBox 360, Chromecast, as well as on the iPhone. Happy watching! All other information can be found at lollapalooza.com.

Heylel: Nebulae

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Heylel is a progressive, goth, and alternative band from Portugal. While their music is not for everyone it still makes for an interesting listen as the band sometimes seamlessly combines different genres to write songs that are truly unique. The bands only flaw is that often times throughout the record, their ideas feel a bit disjointed, and on their latest record Nebulae, their creativity feels like it is all over the place.  The band got its start in 2012, and each member brings something unique to the fold.  Front woman Ana Batista, has a strong church choir and classical music background, which brings a delicate and angelic twist to the bands metal and goth inspired sound. Guitarist Narciso Monteiro has offered his skills to a variety of projects which include sound tracking Hans Richter’s “Two Pence Magic” for the 2013 edition of the Amares Animation and Experimental Cinema Festival. Filipe Braga, who serves as the band’s drummer, also has an established career outside of the band as a photographer, leading him to have a very visual role when it comes to the group’s photo shoots. Lastly Sergio de Meneses, was invited by the band to stand in as the bass player, but eventually became a full time member.

The group’s music is an interesting wash of sounds that will delight those music fans who are looking for good background music, but for those looking for a lively listening experience they will be highly disappointed. While the band has labeled its music as partly alternative rock, it sounds much removed from that genre, and instead has more of a goth and classical vibe possibly influenced by Ana’s classical and choir background. And while her voice is beautiful to listen to, it does not fit with the bands darker mood. The album’s opening song “Hope” starts with a soft and delicate piano part with effects that make the song sound a bit atmospheric, and while the opening is a nice introduction to the record, the big sweeping guitar riffs do not mesh with the songs overall feeling of calm. While the band’s music has little hints of an alternative influence throughout, it really falls flat and makes us wonder why they threw in the “alternative” label. “The Prophet” the albums second track, picks up a bit more with a pulsing string section and an electronic sound that is reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails. Once it slows down, the rest of the band enters and begins to play what feels like a watered down metal track that wants to feel more grinding than it lets on. Ana’s vocals are a nice touch, though its smooth quality sounds awkward with the rest of the bands edgy playing style.

The records fifth song “The Sage” opens with a quiet acoustic guitar and Ana’s silky voice, which adds another angle to the band’s music. Not only can they perform dark and emotional songs, but they can also slow things down and play ballads, which is what they should be playing instead of metal music that has tinges of alternative music. It is by far the best song on the album as it adds a pretty quality to an album that cannot decide on its direction. Narciso Monteciero plays classical guitar riffs; while also making heavy use of finger plucking and Ana’s classical instruction which is also put into place as her voice gives the song a soothing vibe.

The band has also thrown a cover tune into the Nebulae track listing, by covering the King Crimson tune “I Talk to the Wind”, and the slow song suits the band as each member really gets to showcase their talent, and every part feels very balanced and not lost in the mix. By slowing the tempo down, we can really gauge the bands playing abilities, and after listening to “I Talk to the Wind”, Heylel is quite talented, and performing more songs such as this one can cast them in a more favorable light. The closing track on Nebulae, called “Embrace The Darkness” is a goth inspired tune that opens up like you are about to enter a horror movie scene. Pairing the organ with the dark sound effects brings out the bands somber tendencies, though it feels like the band plays this moody sounding intro for way to long, until Monteciero plays another heavy and bracing guitar riff that grips the listener, as now the spotlight is now fully on him as his abrasive playing takes over. Aside from this, the track feels incomplete, like the band wanted to hit listeners with a dark burst of sound, but then as the music abruptly stops and ends, we are left with the possibilities for where the song could go, but instead it leaves us hanging.

If you are looking for music that’s out of the box, Heylel will satisfy your search, though there is not much else to be said for their messy and incomplete album.

Kurt Cobain film to start production within a year

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According to Courtney Love, a new film about Kurt Cobain will go into production within the next year. In a recent interview she said the following about the candidates who could play Cobain, ““I won’t name names because I don’t want to jinx it for anyone but these are 25-year-olds who are blond, gorgeous and the new Brad Pitts … Some are really good actors, not just pretty faces. I don’t want to be the person who makes that decision. Let’s leave that to the agents; I have great agents now. But I will have a say in it.”

The film does not have a title currently.

Want to sneak into a music festival? Watch No Cameras Allowed.

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Since 2010, Marcus Haney has snuck into 50 music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Coachella, Glastonbury, and even the Grammy’s. He does all this with a replicated wrist band and “walking with confidence.” To document his experience and to share his love of music he has filmed a documentary called No Cameras Allowed. You can see the trailer for the movie here.

Pete Wentz wants to perform with marching band, who were told they could not perform Fall Out Boy tune

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Recently, Garden Spot High School in Lancaster, PA, was told that their marching band could not perform the Fall Out Boy tune “Thanks Fr Th Mmrs” as the school board felt the lyrics to the song were inappropriate. Pete Wentz, bassist of Fall Out Boy, has responded to the decision by saying that he would like to have Fall Out Boy perform with the marching band. A video of Wentz telling the audience that he wants to perform with the marching band can be seen here.

 

Norma Jean are going on tour

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Norma Jean have announced tour dates for the month of August. They are taking along Night Verses and The Prestige for support. You can see the dates below.

With Night Verses and The Prestige
August 1 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub
August 2 – Jamestown, NY @ LVN Renaissance Center
August 3 – Long Island, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
August 4 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
August 5 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
August 6 – Kingston, ON @ Overtime
August 7 – St. Catharines, ON @ Coco Cabana
August 8 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
August 9 – London, ON @ Rum Runners
August 10 – Windsor, ON @ Dominion House
August 11 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft
August 13 – Cudahy, WI @ The Metal Grill
August 14 – Fargo, ND @ The New Direction
August 15 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo Cabaret
August 17 – Edmonton, AB @ The Studio
August 18 – Calgary, AB @ The Den
August 20 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
August 21- Seattle, WA – El Corazon
August 22 – Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion
August 23- Spokane, WA @ The Octagon – Octapalooza
More dates to be announced soon!