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Riot Fest Announce 2015 Dates for All Three Locations

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It feels like just yesterday, we were reading (and writing) about all the money the city of Chicago was going to need to spend to clean up all the damage that Riot Fest Chicago caused at Humboldt Park because of Mother Nature and her bad timing.

Whether or not the festival owed Chicago almost $200,000 in damages is now in the past because festival organizers have revealed the official dates for each of the three festivals, though as of now, there has been no official venue reveal for any of the three cities.

Riot Fest Denver will be the first to happen during the weekend of Aug. 28-30. After that, the original Riot Fest location, Chicago, will have its turn during the weekend of Sept. 11-13. Riot Fest Denver rounds out the almost month-long celebration of all things good music during the weekend of Sept. 19-20.

Tickets for all three festivals are currently available on Riot Fest’s website. Back in November, they allowed fans the change to get “Holiday pre-sales” with prices starting at $89.95.

As of now, like we mentioned before, no official venues have been given and as for the artists, we’re sure they aren’t going to start announcing those for several months. In defense of the festival organizers, last year’s line-ups were INSANE.

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2015 in Music News

 

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Florence and the Machine Debut New Songs Live

With the release of Florence and the Machine’s new album still a couple of months away, the group gave fans at a London gig a surprise; a taste of four new songs.

Two of the tracks, “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” and “What Kind of Man” already made their debut on the internet when the news hit that the group’s follow-up to 2011’s Ceremonials would be released this year.

During the London show, they introduced two other new songs titled “St. Jude” and “Third Eye.”

Watch all four fan-shot videos below.

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful will be released on June 2 through Republic Records

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2015 in Music News, Music Videos

 

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Travis Barker Talks Tom DeLonge in New Interview

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Don’t count on there being a Blink-182 reunion any time soon because just when we though the whole drama had taken a slight time off, drummer Travis Barker has once again taken a stance against former singer, Tom DeLonge.

While participating in an interview for Alternative Nation, the drummer had some choice words for DeLonge, including telling him that he should “man up and quit the band” and even revealing that this wasn’t the first nor the second time he went incognito to avoid the band after major plans had been made.

“I think this is the third time he’s quit without anyone knowing about it because we didn’t announce the other times. But this is just the last straw. It’s just not cool for the fans. He’d always agree to go on huge tours and record albums, but when it came down to going into the studio, he’d find some excuse not to. And we wouldn’t even hear from him, it would be his management. It comes to a point where you decide you’re not going to force anyone to do anything they don’t want to do and it’s time to move on.”

And about that manning up and quitting the band?

“I think the right thing for him to do would just man up and quit the band instead of telling people he didn’t quit and just be real with the fans.”

While Barker does say that there’s no bad blood, at least for him, he does challenge DeLonge’s passion for playing the kind of music that helped launch Blink-182 to the status that they have now.

“I love playing, listening, and everything about punk rock. It changed my life. I think for Tom, he doesn’t like punk music and it was a phase for him.”

But Barker doesn’t stop there. In a last dig against his former bandmate, he claims that DeLonge never actually played on any of Blink’s songs.

“We are two weeks in to practice and he’s [Matt Skiba] killing it. There’s harmonies that have never been sung. He’s actually playing the guitar instead of just Pro Tools. It’s just fresh blood and having someone that’s motivated and stoked to be there makes a world of difference. In general, Skiba has a really charming voice and it couldn’t be a better fit.”

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2015 in Music News

 

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Rock in Rio USA Add More Artists to Line-Up, Unveil “City of Rock” Streets

Rock in Rio USA announced several headlining artists for the upcoming inaugural gathering in Las Vegas back in January, but it looks like those aren’t the only one heading to Sin City for the two weekends.

Today, the festival took to the web to announce the complete line-up. The line-up includes a couple of more performers on the main stages, some DJs that will represent the countries the festival has already invaded (Spain and Portugal to name a few) and those cool “City of Rock” streets they hinted at when the idea was still being formed (each street represents the musical culture of either the United States, United Kingdom, or Brazil).

Check out the full schedule for the two weekend which have been divided in half. The Rock-centric weekend will take place May 8-9 while the Pop music-centric weekend will take place May 15-16.

ROCK WEEKEND:

May 8:

Main Stage:  No Doubt, Maná, The Pretty Reckless, Smallpools

Sunset Stage: Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr, Bleachers, Saints of Valory

Electronic Stage: AN21, Ftampa, Wax Motif, MVTH

Rock Street Brazil: Spock Frevo Orquestra, Pepeu Gomes, Leo Gandelman

Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Academy of Villains, Rock in Rio Dance Crew

Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

May 9:

Main Stage: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against, Hollywood Undead

Sunset Stage: Deftones, Sepultura (feat. Steve Vai), Coheed and Cambria, Of Mice & Men

Electronic Stage: Caked Up, Gaslamp Killer, Felguk, Alok

Rock Street Brazil: Spock Frevo Orquestra, Pepeu Gomes, Leo Gandelman

Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Academy of Villains, Rock in Rio Dance Crew

Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

POP WEEKEND:

May 15:

Main Stage: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Ivete Sangalo

Sunset Stage: Jessie J, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, James Bay

Electronic Stage: Whitney Fierce, Jeniluv, Valida, Heidi Lawden

Rock Street Brazil: Simoninha Feat. Toni Garrido, Marcos Valle, BossaCucaNova

Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Rock in Rio Dance Crew

Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

May 16:

Main Stage: Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Empire of the Sun, Big Sean

Sunset Stage: John Legend, Joss Stone, Magic, Mikky Ekko

Electronic Stage: Behrouz, Renato Ratier, Uner, Dj Vibe

Rock Street Brazil: Simoninha Feat. Toni Garrido, Marcos Valle, BossaCucaNova

Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Rock in Rio Dance Crew

Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

Tickets for Rock in Rio USA are available on the festival’s website.

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2015 in Music News

 

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‘Avengers’ Fans Assemble to Unlock New Trailer

After issuing a call to arms for all Avengers fans on Twitter, the official third trailer for one of the Summer’s highly anticipated films has been released.

Originally scheduled to debut tomorrow evening during the premiere of ABC’s new drama, American Crime, the newest trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron has landed.

The trailer starts with Ultron explaining to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver how he was “designed to save the world,” but as we all can figure out, that went south. While the trailer shows a lot of destruction and “Earth’s Mightiest” trying to take down the evil that Tony created, there’s a special blink and you miss it appearance; the debut of the Vision.

After playing second fiddle to the Avengers especially in the recently released poster, we finally see Paul Bettany’s new character (sorry JARVIS) in action for a couple of seconds.

Check out the complete two minutes trailer below.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron will hit theater on May 1st.

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2015 in Movies

 

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2015 MTV Movie Awards Nominees Announced

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The MTV Movie Awards revealed the identity of their host earlier this year (spoiler, it’s Amy Schumer) and now, the annual, movie-centric awards show has unveiled the full list of nominees for this year’s ceremony.

Nominees include Guardians of the Galaxy, The Fault in Our Stars and Neighbors which lead the pack with the same amount of nominations each: seven.

Check out the full list of nominations for the fan-voted award show below.

Movie of the Year:
American Sniper (Warner Bros.)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Lionsgate)
Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney)
Gone Girl (20th Century Fox)
The Fault in Our Stars (20th Century Fox)
Boyhood (IFC Films)
Whiplash (Sony Pictures Classics)
Selma (Paramount Pictures)

Best Female Performance:
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Emma Stone – Birdman
Shailene Woodley – Fault in Our Stars
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Scarlett Johansson – Lucy

Best Male Performance:
Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy
Ansel Elgort – Fault in Our Stars
Miles Teller – Whiplash
Channing Tatum – Foxcatcher

Best Scared-as-S*** Performance:
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Annabelle Wallis – Annabelle
Jennifer Lopez – The Boy Next Door
Dylan O’Brien – The Maze Runner
Zach Gilford – The Purge: Anarchy

Breakthrough Performance:
Ansel Elgort – The Fault in Our Stars
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
David Oyelowo – Selma
Dylan O’Brien – The Maze Runner
Ellar Coltrane – Boyhood

Best Shirtless Performance:
Zac Efron – Neighbors
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy
Channing Tatum – Foxcatcher
Ansel Elgort – Fault in Our Stars
Kate Upton – The Other Woman

Best Duo:
Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill – 22 Jump Street
Zac Efron & Dave Franco – Neighbors
Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort – The Fault in Our Stars
Bradley Cooper & Vin Diesel – Guardians of the Galaxy
James Franco & Seth Rogen – The Interview

Best Fight:
Jonah Hill vs. Jillian Bell – 22 Jump Street
Chris Evans vs. Sebastian Stan – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dylan O’Brien vs. Will Poulter – The Maze Runner
Seth Rogen vs. Zac Efron – Neighbors
Edward Norton vs. Michael Keaton – Birdman

Best Kiss:
Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley – The Fault in Our Stars
James Franco & Seth Rogen – The Interview
Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone – The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Rose Byrne & Halston Sage – Neighbors

Best WTF Moment:
Seth Rogen & Rose Byrne – Neighbors
Jonah Hill – 22 Jump Street
Jason Sudeikis & Charlie Day – Horrible Bosses 2
Miles Teller – Whiplash
Rosario Dawson & Anders Holm – Top Five

Best Villain:
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
Jillian Bell – 22 Jump Street
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
Peter Dinklage – X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Musical Moment:
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part `
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy
Seth Rogen & Zac Efron – Neighbors
Bill Hader & Kristen Wiig – The Skeleton Twins
Miles Teller – Whiplash

Best Comedic Performance:
Channing Tatum – 22 Jump Street
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy
Rose Byrne – Neighbors
Chris Rock – Top Five
Kevin Hart – The Wedding Ringer

Best On-Screen Transformation:
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Zoe Saldana – Guardians of the Galaxy
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Ellar Coltrane – Boyhood

The 2015 MTV Movie Awards will air on Sunday, April 12 at 8 p.m. ET live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2015 in Movies

 

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Silverstein to Celebrate New Album Release with Mini Tour

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Silverstein just wrapped up the North American leg of their “Discovering the Waterfront Tenth Anniversary” tour and now the band have revealed they will be going on a brief tour in support of the release of their new album I Am Alive in Everything I Touch.

The new record, their eighth studio album, will be released in May while the tour, consisting of only six stops (as of now) will begin on May 16 at The Stache in Grand Rapids. The mini tour will them wrap up on May 23 at Maxwell’s in Waterloo, ON.

Check out the dates below which, according to the poster, will include a copy of the album with every ticket purchased.

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I Am Alive in Everything I Touch will be released on May 19 through Rise Records.

Before embarking on the album release tour, the Canadian band will be heading to Australia to wrap up the Discovering the Waterfront tour at the beginning of May. Dates for that tour can be seen here.

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2015 in Music News

 

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