Pixies return with ‘On Graveyard Hill,’ announce their seventh studio album

You know how the Pixies have been randomly touring nonstop throughout the last couple of years? Well, now we see what they’ve been planning. On Monday (June 3), the Massachusetts-founded band confirmed the upcoming release of their seventh studio album. Titled Beneath the Eyrie, the forthcoming record is due out Sept. 13 via Infectious/BMG.

Pre-orders for the new record are currently available for purcahse on the band’s website. Beneath the Eyrie not only marks the long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s Head Carrier, but also the band’s second album to feature their current lineup of Black Francis (vocals/guitars), Joey Santiago (guitars), David Lovering (drums), and Paz Lenchantin (bass).

In addition to the latest announcement, the group also treated fans to the first single off the impending album. Listen to “On Graveyard Hill” above.

The new music revelation comes days after the band began teasing something big on their social media accounts. The posts featured images and nonsensical lines (one of which can be confirmed as a lyric from “On Graveyard Hill”), building up towards this big reveal.

In support of the release of Beneath the Eyrie, the group previously announced plans to embark on an extensive European tour this fall. Before crossing the pond in early September, the Pixies will headline the Cure’s inaugural Pasadena Daydream Festival on Aug. 31 in Pasadena, California.

Earlier this spring, the Pixies joined forces with Weezer once again for a huge North American co-headlining tour. The trek wrapped up in April.

The Pixies full European itinerary can be found below.


Aug. 31 – Pasadena, CA – Daydream Festival
Sept. 13 – Cardiff, England – Motorpoint Arena
Sept. 14 – Plymouth, England – Pavilions
Sept. 16 – Birmingham, England – O2 Academy
Sept. 17 – Leeds, England – O2 Academy
Sept. 18 – Manchester, England – O2 Apollo
Sept. 20 – London, England – Alexandra Palace
Sept. 21 – Newcastle, England – O2 Academy
Sept. 22 – Glasgow, Scotland – O2 Academy
Sept. 23 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Usher Hall
Sept. 25 – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Ulster Hall
Sept. 26 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre
Sept. 29 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
Sept. 30 – Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus
Oct. 1 – Denmark, Copenhagen – KB Hallen
Oct. 3 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg
Oct. 4 – Tilburg, Netherlands – O13 Poppodium
Oct. 5 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
Oct. 7 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
Oct. 8 – Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Music Hall
Oct. 9 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
Oct. 11 – Bologna, Italy – Estragon
Oct. 12 – Turin, Italy – Todays at OGR
Oct. 13 – Zurich, Switzerland – X-Tra
Oct. 15 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
Oct. 16 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
Oct. 17 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Luxexpo
Oct. 19 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
Oct. 20 – Lyon, France – Le Radiant
Oct. 21 – Rennes, France – Le Liberte
Oct. 23 – Barcelona, Spain – Sant Jordi Club
Oct. 24 – Madrid, Spain – Riviera
Oct. 25 – Lisbon, Portugal – Campo Pequeno
Oct. 26 – Galicia, Spain – Coliseum


The Cure, Deftones, the Pixies to headline inaugural Pasadena Daydream Festival


“Do we really need another summertime music festival?”

When the lineup is curated by the Cure and includes the likes of the Pixies, Deftones, and of course the band spearheading the whole thing, then the answer is yes. On Tuesday (May 14), the British band announced the inaugural Pasadena Daydream Festival which will take place later this year.

Mogwai, Throwing Muses, Chelsea Wolfe, the Joy Formidable, former the Cure tour mates the Twilight Sad, and more will round out the festival’s lineup. The one-day event will take place Saturday, Aug. 31, at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in (where else) Pasadena.

Tickets for the new music festival go on sale this Friday, May 17, at noon PT. General admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase. According to the festival’s website, $1 from every ticket sold will go towards music and arts education organizations and local charities including Mr. Holland’s Opus, Little Kids Rock, Free Arts for Abused Children, Inner-City Arts, and The Painted Turtle.

For more information about tickets, the lineup, or the charities, head on over to Pasadena Daydream’s website.

The Pasadena Daydream Festival announcement comes a year after the Cure frontman Robert Smith was selected as the curator for the 25th anniversary of London’s Meltdown Festival. During an interview after the event, Smith admitted that working on the lineup for the show helped get his creative juices flowing and reignited his passion for writing music.

“I’ve suddenly fallen in love with the idea of writing songs,” Smith told BBC Radio 6 Music DJ Shaun Keaveny.

“Funnily enough, doing this Meltdown thing has actually galvanized me, and I’ve booked studio time for the band.”

No word on when fans should expect the new the Cure album to be out; their last studio record was 2008’s 4:13 Dream.


Weezer confirm ‘Black Album’ release date, drop ‘Zombie Bastards’

Weezer may have finally confirmed the upcoming release for their long-in-the-works Black Album, but they never did give fans a formal release date. On Wednesday (Nov. 21), the California-founded band confirmed that the forthcoming studio effort is due out March 1 through Crush / Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the Black Album are currently available on their website.

The Black Album is the follow-up to the group’s surprise 2017 release, Pacific Daydream. The upcoming album was produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek.

With a lengthy past and 11 studio albums behind them, the band decided to do several things differently with this album. Firstly, frontman Rivers Cuomo wrote the album’s songs entirely on piano before heading into the studio to record the new material. Secondly, the band decided to experiment with different instruments to give the new songs a different and unique sound.

In conjunction with the album’s release date announcement, the four-piece released the second single from the new album. Titled “Zombie Bastards,” the mellow, new track is a complete departure from the record’s previous, hip-hop-tinged single, “Can’t Knock the Hustle.” Listen to “Zombie Bastards” above.

In support of the Black Album‘s release, Weezer previously announced plans to embark on a springtime North American co-headlining tour with the Pixies, TV on the Radio, and Basement. The upcoming trek will being on March 8 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville and conclude a month later on April 12 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas.

Weezer recently confirmed an additional tour stop for the upcoming springtime excursion. The quartet will take over Madison Square Garden on March 12. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Weezer to finally release ‘The Black Album,’ announce another tour with the Pixies

After years of waiting, Weezer’s black album is finally going to see the light of day. On Thursday (Oct. 11), the California-founded band announced plans to finally release the much-anticipated darker album. The “Buddy Holly” band took to social media to officially announce the record’s release.

“The Black Album era has arrived,” the band posted on the social media platform. Though no official release date was given, the band revealed that the record will arrive sometime in 2019. The Black Album is the follow-up to the group’s surprise album, 2017’s Pacific Daydream.

In addition to announcing the release of their 12th studio album, Weezer also unleashed the first single from the forthcoming record; a track titled “Can’t Knock the Hustle.” Debuting the audio for the new track at midnight, the group followed that up a few hours later by releasing the official music video for the funky new tune which was produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek.

Starring Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz as a ride-sharing driving, the clip follows the unlucky fellow as he has the worst night ever driving a couple to their final destination. The four-minute video beings with the couple getting in to Wentz’s car only to start making out not even a second later.

The woman and man can’t keep their hands off each other, and at one point Wentz who is trying his hardest to ignore the over-the-top PDA happening in his backseat. For the first half of the clip, the couple are all over each other until the woman receives some text messages from another person. Soon, she and her companion start arguing in the backseat with Wentz still trying to ignore the scene. At one point Wentz gets a hold of the woman’s phone only to see a series of sexually-explicit emojis pop up on the screen.

As the ride from hell continues, the woman starts to threaten the man with a spork. At one point, Wentz brakes hard, at a red light resulting in the spork ending up in the man’s upper thigh. To say the video is over the top would be an understatement. Watch “Can’t Knock the Hustle” above.

While a new album announcement and debuting a new single with its corresponding music video would be enough for some bands, Weezer are not just some band. The quartet also unveiled plans to hit the touring circuit in the spring of 2019 with previous tour mates The Pixies. The upcoming trek will being on March 8 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville and conclude a month later on April 12 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. The full list of tour dates can be seen below.


March 08 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
March 10 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
March 12 – New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden
March 13 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
March 14 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
March 16 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
March 17 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
March 19 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
March 20 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
March 22 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
March 24 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
March 26 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
March 27 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
March 28 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
March 30 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
March 31 – Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center
April 05 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena
April 06 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
April 07 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
April 09 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
April 10 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
April 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Event Center

Live Nation’s National Concert Week offers $20 all-in tickets for hundreds of shows


Summer 2018 seems to be the summer that every single musician has decided to hit the road on some kind of tour. Of course, for those of us who are not financial secure, the slew of shows make it hard to decide which to buy tickets for and which we will need to pass on until the next time. On Tuesday (April 24), Live Nation announced their $20 All-In Tickets in honor of National Concert Week. For a week, the event tickets giant will be offering $20 tickets for a slew of popular tours that will hit North America during the summer months.

The $20 tickets deal will begin on Monday, April 30, at 8 a.m. local time and conclude the following Tuesday, May 8, at 11:59 p.m. local time. The deal does not include ticket delivery and print-at-home fees.

While lists like this typically include tours that are not selling very well, Live Nation has made sure to include some of their biggest tour to hit the road during the summer. Fans will be able to choose from over 2,000 Live Nation shows from all genres of music including rock, pop, hip-hop, rap, Latin, and even speaking tours (looking at you Joe Biden). The massive list includes some of our favorite acts like Paramore (Tour Five), 5 Seconds of Summer (Meet You There tour), the final Vans Warped tour, Thirty Seconds to Mars (“Monolith” tour), Weezer and the Pixies (their co-headlining tour), Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria (their joint tour), Charlie Puth (Voicenotes tour), Kesha and Macklemore (their co-headlining tour), and many more.

The complete list of participating tours can be seen below. For more information about Live Nation’s National Concert Week $20 All-In tickets, head on over to their website here.


311 / The Offspring
3 Doors Down / Collective Soul
5 Seconds of Summer
Alan Jackson
Arcade Fire
Avenged Sevenfold / Prophets of Rage
Backstreet Boys
Bon Jovi
Brad Paisley
Breaking Benjamin / Five Finger Death Punch
Bush / Stone Temple Pilots / The Cult
Charlie Puth
Chicago / REO Speedwagon
Chris Brown
Coheed and Cambria / Taking Back Sunday
Counting Crows / LIVE
David Blaine
Dead & Company
Def Leppard / Journey
Dierks Bentley
Dwight Yoakam / Lucinda Williams / Steve Earle
Enanitos Verdes / Hombres G
Foreigner / Whitesnake / Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
Game of Thrones Live Experience
Godsmack / Shinedown
Gov’t Mule / The Avett Brothers
Hall & Oates / Train
Imagine Dragons
Janet Jackson
Jason Aldean
Jeff Beck / Paul Rodgers
Joe Biden
Juanes / Mon Laferte
Keith Urban
Kesha / Macklemore
Kevin Hart
Kid Rock
Lady Antebellum / Darius Rucker
Lindsey Stirling / Evanescence
Luis Miguel
Luke Bryan
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Maroon 5
Miranda Lambert / Little Big Town
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Niall Horan
Ozzy Osbourne
Poison / Cheap Trick
Post Malone
Rascal Flatts
Ray LaMontagne
Rise Against / AFI
Rob Zombie / Marilyn Manson
Rod Stewart / Cyndi Lauper
Shania Twain
Steely Dan / The Doobie Brothers
Styx / Joan Jett and the Heartbreakers
The Smashing Pumpkins
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Vans Warped Tour
Weezer / Pixies
Zac Brown Band

The Pixies announce spring 2017 tour


The Pixies recently announced plans to hit the touring circuit in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa in February and March of this year. Now, the Massachusetts-founded band has confirmed plans to bring the tour to the United States. On Tuesday (Jan. 24), the Pixies posted a United States-centric tour itinerary on social media. The tour will find them traveling across the country beginning in California and concluding in New York during the springtime months.

The tour will officially kick off on April 21 at the Fox Theater in Pomona, CA and wrap up over a month later on May 26 at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn. The tour schedule will include the group’s performance at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival and three consecutive shows in their hometown of Boston (two at the House of Blues and one at the Paradise Rock Club). Fan pre-sales are currently available on the band’s website. Use the word MASHER as the code to get those exclusive passes. For those who miss out on the pre-sale opportunity, general ticket sales will begin this Friday (Jan. 27) at 10 a.m.

The upcoming spring tour will be in support of the group’s recently released record, Head Carrier. Head Carrier, the band’s sixth studio album was released back in September of 2016. For now, the complete list of the upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


April 21 – Pomona, California @ Fox Theater
April 22 – San Diego, California @ Cal Coast Ampitheater
April 23 – Anaheim, California @ House of Blues
April 24 – Los Angeles, California @ Ace Theater
April 29 – Dallas, Texas @ The Bomb Factory
April 30 — Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
May 1 — Austin, Texas @ Stubbs
May 3 — New Orleans, Louisiana @ Saenger Theatre
May 5 — Nashville, Tennessee @ Ryman Auditorium
May 6 — Covington, Kentucky @ Madison Theater
May 7 — Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live Amphitheater
May 9 — Richmond, Virginia @ The National
May 11 — Durham, North Carolina @ Durham Pac
May 12 — Atlanta, Georgia @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 16 — Washington, D.C. @ Lincoln Theatre
May 19 — Boston, Massachusetts @ House of Blues
May 20 — Boston, Massachusetts @ House of Blues
May 21 — Boston, Massachusetts @ Paradise
May 23 — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Electric Factory
May 24 — New York, New York @ Webster Hall
May 26 — Brooklyn, New York @ Brooklyn Steel

The Pixies announce new album, stream new song


Back in February, The Pixies posted a short 20-second clip featuring some guitar feedback which then gave way to some white text proclaiming, “PIXIES COMING…2016.” Now, five months have passed since the clip was released and the band is ready to unveil what exactly will becoming from their camp in 2016. On Wednesday (July 6), the Massachusetts-based band confirmed the release of their upcoming sixth studio album. The new record will be titled Head Carrier is due out on Sept. 30 through Pixiesmusic/ Play it Again Sam.

The new record marks their first release since comeback album, Indie Cindy in 2014. Head Carrier will feature a total of 12 new tracks including lead single, “Um Chagga Lagga.” In addition to the new record announcement, the group also released the audio for “Um Chagga Lagga” which can currently be streamed below.

Pre-orders for Head Carrier is currently available on the band’s website, while the complete track listing, and cover art, for the album can be seen below. Back in February, the group also announced a handful of tour dates which will kick-off beginning Thursday (July 7) at NOS Alive in Lisbon and wrap up July 21 at the Flowers Festival in Torino, Italy. Now, the group has added several more European tour dates for the fall which can be seen below as well.

Head Carrier Track Listing:

01 “Head Carrier”
02 “Classic Masher”
03 “Baal’s Back”
04 “Might As Well Be Gone”
05 “Oona”
06 “Talent”
07 “Tenement Song”
08 “Bel Esprit”
09 “All I Think About Now”
10 “Um Chagga Lagga”
11 “Plaster Of Paris”
12 “All The Saints”




11/15 – Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle
11/16 – Poznan, Poland @ HWS Arena
11/17 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin Hall
11/18 – Montreux, Switzerland @ Auditorium Stravinski
11/20 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sant Jordi Club
11/21 – Porto, Portugal @ Coliseum
11/23 – Paris, France @ Zenith
11/25 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Lotto
11/27 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Heineken Music Hall

The Pixies Tease New Music, Announce Tour Dates


The Pixies’ last studio album may have been released back in 2014, but now it looks like they might be giving their fans some new music this year. On Monday (Feb. 8), the Massachusetts-based band uploaded a 20-second clip on YouTube which has begun new music speculations. The video begins with what sounds like feedback from the guitar (or the beginning of a song?) that starts really low and as the teaser progresses, with black-and-white photos in the background, the feedback gets louder. Right as the video is about to end, the sound abruptly cuts off to a graphic that says “PIXIES COMING…2016.”

Watch the teaser clip below.

If this is the beginning of some new music, it will officially be the follow-up to the band’s 2014 release, Indie Cindy. Prior to the official release of Indie Cindy, most of the tracks were released as three separate EPs fittingly titled EP-1, EP-2, and EP-3. Indie Cindy was also the group’s highly anticipated follow-up to 1991’s Trompe le Monde as well as their return album following their 11-year break up.

In addition to the teaser, it looks like the indie band will once again be hitting the road this summer. Their European tour is scheduled to kick off on July 7 at NOS Alive in Lisbon, Portugal and wrap up on July 21 at the Flowers Festival in Torino, Italy. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.


Riot Fest and Rodeo 2015 Line-Up Revealed

And  the revelations continue…

Hot on the heels of the Riot Fest Toronto line-up unveiling, festival organizers have now followed up with the list of performers for Riot Fest and Rodeo (formerly known as Riot Fest Denver) which will take place during the weekend of Aug. 28-30 at the National Western Complex in Denver.

Check out the list which includes Modest Mouse, Snoop Dogg, Tenacious D, The Pixies, Thrice, Alkaline Trio, and many, many more. Like their Toronto counterpart, a handful of performers have been left off the list, but will be uncovered on a later date.

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Boston Calling Announce Spring 2015 Line-Up


While everyone was sucked in by the cool unveil of the Bonnaroo line-up and every possible social media account around, another festival decided to unveil their own line-up as well.

Boston Calling will be holding its first of two annual music festivals during the weekend of May 22-24 at City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston with many names that seem to be making 2015 the year of their festival appearances.

Headlining the yearly event will be Beck, My Morning Jacket, and the Pixies while sub-headliners will include Tame Impala, St. Vincent, TV on the Radio, and Tenacious D.

Other acts confirmed for the weekend long event include: Gerard Way, Marina and the Diamonds, Vance Joy, Run the Jewels, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminal, Chet Faker, Jungle, The Lone Bellow, and current radio darling, Tove Lo.

Check out the festival’s video announcement below which, for some reason, reminds us of the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” video. Maybe it’s the fake mustaches?

General admission tickets go on sale today (Wednesday, Jan. 14) beginning at noon on the festival’s website. Early Bird 3-day passes are $160, while those interested in 3-day VIP tickets will be put back $300.