Billy Idol to Release New Album in October


Billy Idol is coming back to all you peroxide-haired loving fans!

After nine years of taking a break from the music world, Idol is getting ready to make a comeback, or maybe we shouldn’t call it that since he has been known to take extended periods of leave from the music universe.

The new record will be the rock icon’s eighth album and has been confirmed to be produced by Trevor Horn. The yet-to-be-titled album is set to be released in October, while the lead single from it will reportedly be released “later this summer.” No specific dates, or even month, has been confirmed yet.

Idol’s last record was 2005’s Devil’s Playground. Sticking with the trend of long periods of quiet between records, Devil’s Playground was released 12 years after 1993’s Cyberpunk.

Coincidentally, or maybe not, the album is slated to come out around the same time that Idol’s memoirs, Dancing With Myself, is set to be released [October 17].

Guess it’s time to bleach our hair and get the leather outfits out of the attic.

Fest 13 Reveal Second Installment of Performers


The Fest 13 show that is slated to take place in Jacksonville, FL for Halloween has just revealed the second installation of their line-up bringing the total performers to over 200 for the two-day event. 

The newest additions to the list include Hot Water Music, Touché Amoré, Pianos Become The Teeth, Modern Baseball and many more which can seen below while the


Touché Amoré, Masked Intruder, Screaming Females, Ben Nichols, Modern Baseball, Pianos Become the Teeth, The Sidekicks, Everyone Everywhere, Tiltwheel, Smalltown (SE), Enabler,Rescuer, Runaway Brother, Shallow Cuts, Rational Anthem,Et Tu Brute, Three Man Cannon, The Hundred Acre Wood,  Chalk Talk, SRVVLST, Arliss Nancy , Kittyhawk, Two Knights, Cicada Radio ,Lindsey Mills, Close Talker, Junior Battles, Protagonist, Sunshine State, Teen Agers , Wet Nurse, The Bennies (AU) , The Shell Corporation, Stabbed in Back, Brian Marquis, Too Many Daves, Andrew Cream (Full Band) , Arms Aloft, My Man, Nothing In The Dark, Placeholder, Rust Belt Lights, and the Duppies.

As if that wasn’t enough to send you for the nearest terminal to book a flight to North Florida, it was also announced that Restorations, Worriers, Pale Angles, Cumulus and a special reunion from SPRAYNARD are slated to take the stage at Pre-Fest which will take place in Tampa (Ybor City), FL in the days before Fest 13; October 29 and 30 (hence the pre before the name).

Passe for Fest 13 and Pre-Fest, hotels, express tickets and everything else will go on sale beginning on Sunday, April 20th at 4:20 pm.; nice to know that the people behind the event have a sense of humor.

III Points to Hit Miami in October


Looks like South Florida is trying to catch up with Austin’s SXSW with a new baby version of the famous all platforms festival.

The festival which has been named, III Points, will take place in Miami from October 3-5. It has been described as an” art, music, and technology festival” which feature James Murphy, DJ Shadow, Jamie xx, Hercules and Love Affair (DJ), the Juan Maclean, Jacques Greene, Koreless, and many more.

Young Turks and DFA Records will be hosting several BBQs for the event; The Young Turks BBQ will be an underground party with DJ Shadow, XXYYXX, and Koreless while DFA’s BBQ will feature Murphy, Jamie xx, Greene, and live art by Typoe.

III Points revealed that they will be partnering up with Young Turks and Miami club, Bardot. For those not familiar, III Points will in fact be taking over several locations in the Wynwood area of Miami and came together when the XX were in the city several months back.

Aside from just plain good tunes and BBQs, the festival will also feature seminars by Murphy as well as panels, games, galleries, and demonstrations. For more information on the festival, head on over to their website here.

For those interested in the participating locations, look no further than below:

III Points Participating Venues

1ofK 97 NW 25th St. Suite 101, 305-591-5888,‎
Bardot 3456 N Miami Ave, 305-576-5570,
Briske Gallery
Butcher Shop 165 NW 23rd St, 305-846-9120,
Cafeina 297 NW 23rd St, 305-438-0792,
Diet Gallery 174 NW 23rd St, 305-571-2288,
Gab Studio 225 nw 26 St., 305-200-5349,
Gigi 3470 N Miami Ave, 305-573-1520,
Gramps 176 NW 24th St, 786-752-6693,
Grand Central 697 N Miami Ave, 305-377-2277,
Handcrafted Tattoo 3438 N Miami Ave, 855-666-2738,
Imagesound America 120 NW 25th St. Suite 203, 954-374-9904
Junior & Hatter 2750 NW 3rd Ave, 305-571-8361,
The LAB Miami 400 NW 26th St.,
Spinello Gallery 2930 NW 7th Ave, 786-271-4223,
Wood Tavern 2531 NW 2nd Ave, 305-748-2828,
Wynwood Cigar Factory 101 NW 24 Street, 800-253-1429,
Wynwood Indoor Soccer Field 370 NW 24th St, 786-253-2888,
Wynwood Walls 2528 NW 2nd Ave

Katy Perry Announces New Album


Katy Perry has now joined the ranks of stars who have done something different when announcing the release of her new album.

Remember those good old days when some performers would  go on music award shows (the good ones) wearing clothing which announced a new album and when it was coming out?

Well, that time has come and gone with technology, but it looks like the “California Girls” has decided to take the simplest method of revealing when her new album will be released as well as its name. Yesterday afternoon, a gold 18-wheeler was seen driving around Los Angeles announcing that her new album, Prism, would be released on October 22.

When one of her Katy-Kats took to Twitter to ask about the semi, the pop star acknowledged the semi, and revealed that it would be making stops in other cities, but that was about all the information she was willing to reveal. She did, however, encourage her legion of fans to take snap shots of the glittery truck as it passed by them.

Prism will be Perry’s “official” third album if you’re not counting the reissue of 2010’s Teenage Dreams. Teenage Dreams went on to tie Michael Jackson’s Bad for the record for most chart-topping singles from the same album and included the like of “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”.

This week has been a very good week for the pop star with her new movie, The Smurfs 2 (she voices Smurfette in case you are living under a rock or are the majority of people that didn’t go see it), hitting theaters tomorrow as well news breaking that she did some guest backing vocals on Britney Spears’ song, “Ooh La La” which will be featured on the soundtrack.

All in all, good week, Katy-Kats, good week.

Austin City Limits Line-Up Revealed


Last week, Muse let the cat out of the bag that the band would be headlining the annual Austin City Limits Festival, and today the full line-up for the event has been revealed. Sharing the bill with Muse are The Cure, Fun., Jimmy Eat World, Silversun Pickups and many more.

The festival will take during two weekend, October 4-6 and October 11-13, at Zilker Park, in you guessed it, Austin. Tickets are currently on sale at the event’s website, but for now, you can check out the trailer for the festival and then take a look at the full line-up of performers.


  • Depeche Mode
  • The Cure
  • Muse
  • Kings of Leon
  • Atoms for Peace
  • Lionel Richie
  • Phoenix
  • Wilco
  • Vampire Weekend
  • The National
  • Eric Church
  • Passion Pit
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • fun.
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • D’Angelo
  • Kaskade
  • Tame Impala
  • Local Natives
  • The Shouting Matches
  • Toro Y Moi
  • Grimes
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Silversun Pickups
  • The Joy Formidable
  • Neko Case
  • Divine Fits
  • Grouplove
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • The Black Angels
  • The Bright Light Social Hour
  • The Mavericks
  • Okkervil River
  • Shuggie Otis
  • Purity Ring
  • Dawes
  • Haim
  • Smith Westerns
  • Junip
  • Walk the Moon
  • Vintage Trouble
  • Noah and the Whale
  • Paper Diamond
  • Lissie
  • Pinback
  • The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
  • Wild Belle
  • Phosphorescent
  • Court Yard Hounds
  • Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
  • Foxygen
  • Little Green Cars
  • Savages
  • Autre Ne Veut
  • Parquet Courts
  • Fidlar
  • White Denim
  • True Believers
  • The Blind Boys of Alabama
  • Delta Rae
  • Jake Bugg
  • The Lone Bellow
  • Electric Guest
  • Dan Croll
  • Deap Vally
  • Wild Nothing
  • Typhoon
  • Hundred Waters
  • Twin Forks
  • Red Baraat
  • Electric Six
  • Shovels & Rope
  • Reignwolf
  • Mona
  • MS MR
  • Widowspeak
  • Asleep at the Wheel
  • Bear Mountain
  • Greensky Bluegrass
  • JD McPherson
  • Valerie June
  • Wild Feathers
  • Roadkill Ghost Choir
  • JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound
  • Desert Noises
  • The Band of Heathens
  • Holly Williams
  • Alanna Royale
  • Cherub
  • The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker
  • Shinyribs
  • Jacuzzi Boys
  • Wick-it the Instigator
  • Shakey Graves
  • Houndmouth
  • Wild Cub
  • Peterson Brothers Band
  • Luella and the Sun
  • X Ambassadors
  • Sons of Fathers
  • Courrier
  • My Jerusalem
  • Not in the Face
  • Dana Falconberry
  • Bobby Jealousy
  • Whiskey Shivers
  • The Preservation
  • Max Frost
  • Latasha Lee & The BlackTies
  • Caleb
  • Shannon LaBrie
  • Andrew Duhon
  • Kristin Diable & The City
  • Colin Lake
  • Brooke Waggoner
  • Tyree Morris & Hearts of Worship
  • Endurance
  • The Stapletones
  • Heavenly Voices Choir
  • The McCrary Sisters
  • Disciples of Christ
  • The Hensley Ensemble
  • The Durdens
  • The Warrior Gospel Band
  • Barton Hills Choir
  • The Verve Pipe
  • School of Rock
  • Tim and the Space Cadets
  • Peter DiStefano & Tor
  • Grace London
  • Playdate
  • The Ohmies
  • The Q Brothers
  • Andy Z
  • Caspar Babypants