OneRepublic, Bebe Rexha, Tears for Fears lead SunFest 2019 lineup

The lineup for SunFest 2019 is officially out and it looks like this year is going to follow in the footsteps of past years by showcasing artists from all different musical genres. On Tuesday (Feb. 12), the official lineup for the 2019 incarnation of the annual South Florida music festival was unveiled. Keith Urban, OneRepublic, G-Eazy, Diplo, Tears for Fears, Earth, Wind & Fire, Papa Roach, and Grammy-nominated Bebe Rexha are just some of the acts who will headline this year’s festivities.

As with past years, this year’s roster does have a little bit for every particular music taste as well as those who are interested in stepping out of their comfort zone. For the older fans in the crowd, the music festival was able to secure legendary acts like Earth, Wind & Fire, The B-52s, and Tears for Fears.

For those who are more into the mainstream, top 20 acts, performers such as G-Eazy, Bebe Rexha, OneRepublic, and Diplo will perform on select days. For those who are more into the rock-centric genres, acts like Garbage, Hawthorne Heights, Papa Roach, and Flogging Molly will hit one of the many stages.

SunFest 2019 will return to its longtime home of downtown West Palm Beach from May 2 to May 5. The multi-stage event will return to its home on Flagler Drive right on the waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach. Early bird tickets are currently available on the festival’s website here. Early bird tickets cost $41-$83 with prices increasing on Feb. 23.

The complete artist roster for SunFest 2019 can be seen below while the daily schedule/performance times can be found on SunFest’s website.


Garbage announce 20th anniversary reissue of ‘Version 2.0’

Garbage may be in the process of beginning work on their new studio album, but now fans may have something to hold them over until then. On Wednesday (March 28), the group unveiled plans to reissue their breakout sophomore album, Version 2.0. The reissue will come in two different forms; standard and deluxe.

The standard version of the record will include remastered versions of the album’s track on either CD or on two, orange vinyls. The deluxe version of the reissue will also include remastered version of the album’s tracks as well as ten B-side bonus tracks, a poster, and stickers.Like with the standard version, the deluxe edition will be available on CD or vinyl. Both versions will also be available as digital downloads as well.

The Version 2.0 reissue is set to be released on June 22. Pre-orders can be found here.

The reissue of Version 2.0 will be in celebration of the album’s 20th anniversary. The record was released on May 11, 1998 and sprouted several of Garbage’s biggest hits including “Push It,” “I Think I’m Paranoid,” and “When I Grow Up.” It went on to win favorable ratings and managed to peak at the number 13 position on the Billboard 200 chart.

Accompanying the reissue announcement, Garbage unleashed one of the B-side tracks, “Lick the Pavement.” Listen to the song above.

Earlier this year, Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson revealed in a radio interview that the group would be hitting the recording studio in April to begin recording the follow-up to 2016’s Strange Little Birds.

“We’re going to live together… we haven’t done this since the first record. We’re all going to live under one roof,” Manson explained to Louisville’s 91.9 WFPK DJ Kyle Meredith.

She adds: “We’re going to record during the day, then go out to dinner, and then we’ll come back and have band movie sessions like we did back in the day.”

For now, check out the complete track listing for the upcoming reissue below.


Disc 1 – Version 2.0 remaster
01. “Temptation Waits”
02. “I Think I’m Paranoid”
03. “When I Grow Up”
04. “Medication”
05. “Special”
06. “Hammering in My Head”
07. “Push It”
08. “The Trick is to Keep Breathing”
09. “Dumb”
10. “Sleep Together”
11. “Wicked Ways”
12. “You Look So Fine”

Disc 2 – Bonus tracks
01. “Can’t Seem to Make You Mine”
02. “13x Forever”
03. “Deadwood”
04. “Get Busy with the Fizzy”
05. “Soldier Through This”
06. “Thirteen”
07. “Lick the Pavement”
08. “Medication (Acoustic)”
09. “Tornado”
10. “Afterglow”

Watch Garbage’s music video for ‘Empty’


With a couple of weeks left until their much-anticipated new album, Garbage has released the music video for its lead single, “Empty.” On Monday (May 23), the group unleashed the music video for the new track which features them performing in what appears to be a dark nigh club, illuminated by colorful spotlights. The clip was directed by Samuel Bayer. As a word of caution, if you get motion sickness you might not want to watch the video because there’s a lot of movement with the camera as it circles each of the band members. If not, them check out the video for “Empty” below.

“Empty” will be featured on Garbage’s upcoming new album, Strange Little Birds. Strange Little Birds is set to be released on June 10 through the group’s record label imprint, STUNVOLUME. Those who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive an instant download of the new single. Strange Little Birds is the follow-up to the band’s 2012 release, Not Your Kind of People.

In support of Strange Little Birds, the band announced that they will be hitting the road this summer. The “Strange Little Birds” tour will kick off on July 6 at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI and wrap up on Aug. 3 at Washington D.C.’s The Lincoln Theater.

The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Garbage add North American dates to upcoming tour


Garbage’s highly anticipated new album, Strange Little Birds, is a couple of months away from being released, and now the group has added some tour dates to their previous announced itinerary. On Monday (May 2), the band added a North American leg to their upcoming summer tour. Before this new announcement, the group had unveiled a lengthy summer tour which included of mostly summer music festivals. The North American leg of the “Strange Little Birds Tour” will kick off on July 6 at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI.

The North American leg will then wrap up on Aug. 3 at Washington D.C.’s The Lincoln Theater. The complete list of tour dates, including the newly added North American leg and previously announced music festivals can be seen below.


05/14 – Irvine, CA @ KROQ Weenie Roast
05/24 – Reims, FR @ La Cartonnerie
05/26 – Dortmund, DE @ Rock im Revier Festival
05/27 – Frankfurt, DE @ Women of the World Festival
05/28 – Munich, DE @ Rockavaria Festival
05/30 – Amsterdam, NL @ The Paradiso
05/31 – Luxembourg, LU @ Den Atelier
06/01 – Nyon, CH @ Caribana Festival
06/03 – Lyon, FR @ Le Radiant
06/04 – Montereau, FR @ Montereau Confluence Festival
06/05 – Grenoble, FR @ La Belle Electrique
06/07 – Ljublijana, SI @ Center Urbane Kulture Kino Siska
06/08 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique
06/10 – Nickelsdorf, AT @ Nova Rock Festival
06/13 – London, UK @ Troxy
06/14 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
06/16 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
06/18 – Chicago, IL @ 101WKQX PIQNIQ
07/06 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/07 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
07/08 – Omaha, NE @ SumTur Amphitheater
07/10 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
07/12 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
07/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
07/16 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
07/17 – Columbus, OH @ PromoWest Fest
07/19 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
07/20 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
07/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
07/23 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore Charlotte
07/25 – Richmond, VA @ The National
07/27 – Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
07/28 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues Boston
07/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philly
07/31 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
08/01 – New York, NY @ Summerstage
08/03 – Washington, DC @ The Lincoln Theater
08/06 – Rheinfelden, CH @ River Nights
08/08 – Lokeren, BE @ Lokerse Festival
08/10 – Luhmühlen, DE @ A Summer’s Tale
08/12 – Landerneau, FR @ Fête du Bruit
08/14 – Riga, LV @ Kubana Festival

All this touring is in support of the band’s sixth studio album which is set to be released on June 10 through STUNVOLUME. Strange Little Birds is the follow-up to 2012’s  Not Your Kind of People.

Garbage to release new album in June


Garbage is back. On Thursday (March 10), the group announced that they will be releasing a brand new album later this summer. The record will be titled Strange Little Birds and is set to be released on June 10. The upcoming album marks not only the band’s first new album in four years, but also their first to be released through their record label imprint, STUNVOLUME.

“The guiding principle was keeping it fresh, and relying on instinct both lyrically and musically,” said frontwoman Shirley Manson about the upcoming new record and its songs. “To me, this record, funnily enough, has the most to do with the first record than any of the previous records. It’s getting back to that beginner’s headspace.”

In support of the new record’s release, the group has announced that they will hit the European and United Kingdom touring circuit. Though the stops are only for locations across the pond, they do promise to add more dates to their tour itinerary.

The album art and track listing for Strange Little Birds can be seen below.


01. “Sometimes”
02. “Empty”
03. “Blackout”
04. “If I Lost You”
05. “Night Drive Loneliness”
06. “Even Though Our Love Is Doomed”
07. “Magnetized”
08. “We Never Tell”
09. “So We Can Stay Alive”
10. “Teaching Little Fingers to Play”
11. “Amends”

Garbage’s last album was 2012’s  Not Your Kind of People. Since that album’s release, the group had gone on a little hiatus; something they also did before the release of Not Your Kind of People. But not all has been quiet at Camp Garbage. Last year, they reissued their self-titled album in honor of the record’s 20th anniversary.

Garbage Frontwoman Calls Out Kanye West’s Grammy “Disrespect”

Kanye West’s attempt to re-do his “Imma let you finish” from the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards was at first believed to be a joke, but the rapper soon made people realize that he doesn’t have a single funny bone in his body and did it just to spite the true winner of “Album of the Year.” Because, you know, if Kanye doesn’t like it, everyone else doesn’t like it either.

Do we need anymore proof that he’s “America’s Biggest Douchebag”?

For the most part, the vast majority of people have taken a stance against West and his immature antics, but artists and musicians a like have been rather mum about the attack on artistry and the fact that a man who plays a lot of instruments, sings, and writes his own music is not an artist (as opposed to a guy who just press play and auto-tunes everything).

One musician who definitely went on the defensive, not allowing people to just claim “it’s Kanye just being Kanye,” is Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson.

Manson, who with her group have earned seven Grammy nominations, took to Facebook to publish and open letter directed at West and his lack of a conscience and ego the size of the planet.

“Dear Kanye West,

It is YOU who is so busy disrespecting artistry. You disrespect your own remarkable talents and most importantly you disrespect the talent, hard work and tenacity of all artists when you go so rudely and savagely after such an accomplished and humble artist like BECK.

You make yourself look small and petty and spoilt.

In attempting to reduce the importance of one great talent over another, you make a mockery of all musicians and music from every genre, including your own.

Grow up and stop throwing your toys around. You are making yourself look like a complete twat.

PS I’m pretty certain Beyoncé doesn’t need you fighting any battles on her account. Seems like she’s got everything covered perfectly well on her own.”

And we agree.