Rage Against the Machine join the Foo Fighters and the Red Hot Chili Peppers on Boston Calling 2020 roster


Lace up your shoes and pack up your bags, because you’re going to want to head to Boston this spring for the 2020 incarnation of Boston Calling.

On Tuesday (Jan. 28), Boston Calling organizers unveiled the rocking lineup for this year’s event. The Foo Fighters and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who were announced in November, will be joined by Rage Against the Machine as the “big print” names on the festival’s bill.

The Foo Fighter will headline the first night (Friday, May 22) of the three-day event while Rage Against the Machine will take over the main stage during the second night (Saturday, May 23). The Red Hot Chili Peppers will close out the weekend-long party during the third and final night (Sunday, May 24).

Rage Against the Machine’s appearance at Boston Calling is just another reunion show the group has planned for 2020.

In addition to the Foo Fighter, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Rage Against the Machine, this year’s lineup also includes The 1975, Liam Gallagher, Angels and Airwaves, PVRIS, Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes fame), the Struts, Run the Jewels, Banks, Koffee, Dreamers, PUP, Sharon van Etten, Dinosaur Jr. and more.

According to a statement from Boston Calling, more than 60 artists will perform on one of the festival’s five stages during the three days.

Tickets for Boston Calling are currently available for purchase here.

Boston Calling will take place during Memorial Weekend (May 22-24) at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Mass. For more information about Boston Calling, tickets, or just general inquiries, head on over to the festival’s website here.


Lizzo, Tool, and Tame Impala to headline Bonnaroo 2020


You asked for an eclectic lineup, and Bonnaroo listened!

On Tuesday (Jan. 7), the masterminds behind one of the biggest music festivals in the United States announced the complete lineup for the 2020 incarnation of the weekend-long event.

Lizzo, Tool, and Tame Impala are just some of the acts that will take over Bonnaroo 2020 during the second weekend of June.

Fresh off a momentous 2019, Lizzo will be the first-ever female artist to top the bill at Bonnaroo. Not too shabby for the “Truth Hurts” crooner.

Unlike Lizzo, Tool’s appearance at Bonnaroo later this year will mark their return after a 13-year break. The iconic band, who released their long-awaited fifth studio album Fear Inoculum last August, last performed at Bonnaroo in 2007.

As for Tame Impala, the group has been steadily working their way up the echelon of Bonnaroo, starting at the secondary stage in 2016 and now set to perform on the main stage. How about that for a Cinderella story?

But, it’s not all about Lizzo, Tool, and Tame Impala. This year’s lineup includes Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey, The 1975, the Struts, Dashboard Confessional, The Band Camino, Vampire Weekend, Bassnectar, Flume, Run The Jewels, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Tenacious D, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Leon Bridges, Young Thug, Grace Potter, and more.

We did tell you the genres were all over the place.

Bonnaroo 2020 returns to its home of Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee, during the weekend of June 11-14.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, Jan. 9, at noon EST on the festival’s official website.

The full lineup for Bonnaroo 2020 can be seen below.


The Struts to release ‘Young & Dangerous’ in October

After months of patiently waiting, the Struts have finally confirmed some important information concerning their second studio album. On Friday (Sept. 14), the English band unveiled the title and release date for the much-anticipated follow-up to Everybody Wants. Titled Young & Dangerous, the new record is due out Oct. 26 through Polydor Records. Pre-orders for the forthcoming album are currently available on the band’s website.

“Finally, we can reveal our second album, Young & Dangerous,” frontman Luke Spiller announced via a press release.

“We have poured our blood, sweat, and tears into this album and I know you are all going to love it. This is dedicated to all of our amazing fans who have waited so long for this record. I hope these songs provide the perfect soundtrack to this crazy thing called life.”

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band also unleashed the record’s latest single; a tune titled “Bulletproof Baby.” Listen to the new track above.

The 13-track album will include “Bulletproof Baby” as well as previously released tracks “Primadonna Like Me,” lead single “Body Talks,” and a special version of “Body Talks” featuring Kesha.

Back in July, the glam rockers announced plans to embark on a massive North American tour during the months of September, October, and November. The “Body Talks” tour will begin on Sept. 21 at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit and conclude a month and a half later on Nov. 9 at the Fillmore in San Francisco.

White Reaper, Spirit Animal, Thunderpussy, and the Wrecks will open for the band during the fall time excursion. Spirit Animal and White Reaper will play opening acts from Sept. 21 to Oct. 25 (White Reaper will not perform on Oct. 6) while Thunderpussy and the Wrecks will take over for them from Nov. 2 – 9 (Thunderpussy will not perform on Nov. 3). The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Young & Dangerous is the follow-up to the group’s breakout debut, 2016’s Everybody Wants. Their debut record features some of their massive hits including “Put Your Money on Me,” “Kiss This,” and “Could Have Been Me.”

For now, the complete track listing for Young & Dangerous can be found below.

Young & Dangerous Tracklist:

01. “Body Talks”
02. “Primadonna Like Me”
03. “In Love with a Camera”
04. “Bulletproof Baby”
05. “Who Am I?”
06. “People”
07. “Fire (Part 1)”
08. “Somebody New”
09. “Tatler Magazine”
10. “I Do It So Well”
11. “Freak Like You”
12. “Ashes (Part 2)”
13. “Body Talks” (feat. Kesha)

The Struts to bring their glam rock goodness to North America in the fall

If you’ve ever seen the Struts live, then you would definitely understand why the group has been busy over the course of the past couple of years. Between playing music festivals around the world and opening for massive bands like The Killers, the Foo Fighters, and the Rolling Stones, you can see why there’s no evidence of them slowing down. Dave Grohl has even called the quartet the best opening act the Foo Fighters have ever had.

On Wednesday (July 18), the English glam rockers added a headlining North American tour to their already packed 2018 itinerary. Titled the “Body Talks” tour, after their current single, the upcoming excursion will kick off on Sept. 21 at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit and conclude a month and a half later on Nov. 9 at the Fillmore in San Francisco.

Show tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, July 20, at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets can be purchased on the band’s website here.

White Reaper, Spirit Animal, Thunderpussy, and the Wrecks will open for the band during the fall time excursion. Spirit Animal and White Reaper will play the part of opening acts from Sept. 21 to Oct. 25 (White Reaper will not perform on Oct. 6) while Thunderpussy and the Wrecks will take over for them from Nov. 2 – 9 (Thunderpussy will not perform on Nov. 3).

The upcoming tour will be in support of the Struts sophomore album. The title and release date for the forthcoming record have yet to be announced. The impending album will be the follow-up to their wildly successful debut album Everybody Wants. The debut was released in 2014 in the United Kingdom, but was re-released in the United States in 2016. Everybody Wants features the Struts’ breakout singles “Put Your Money on Me,” “Kiss This,” and “Could Have Been Me.”

For now, the complete itinerary for the “Body Talks” tour can be seen below.


Sept. 21 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
Sept. 22 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
Sept. 23 – Franklin, TN – Pilgrimage Music Festival
Sept. 24 – Richmond, VA – National
Sept. 26 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Sept. 30 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Oct. 2-3 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Oct. 5 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
Oct. 6 – Philadelphia, PA –TLA
Oct. 8 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
Oct. 9 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Oct. 10 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Oct. 12 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Theater
Oct. 13 – Orlando, FL –The Beachum Theater
Oct. 14 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theater
Oct. 16 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Oct. 17 – Jacksonville, FL – Maverick’s at the Landing
Oct. 19 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
Oct. 20 – Destin, FL – Club LA
Oct. 21 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Druid City
Oct. 23 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Oct. 25 – Fort Smith, AR – Temple Live
Oct. 26 – Arlington, TX – Texas Live!
Oct. 29 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Nov. 2 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee
Nov. 3 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Nov. 6 – Napa, CA – Jam Cellars Ballroom
Nov. 8 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Nov. 9 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Eminem, Jack White, Yeah Yeah Yeahs to headline Governors Ball 2018

Eminem, Jack White, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are just a handful of artists who will be heading to New York this summer for the eighth annual Governors Ball Music Festival. On Wednesday (Jan. 3), the full lineup for the 2018 incarnation of the annual summertime festival was announced. Like previous years, this year’s lineup boosts a mix of artists from different genres making sure to satisfy everyone’s music taste.

For Eminem, Governors Ball will mark the rapper’s second major 2018 music festival appearance. On Tuesday, Jan. 2, Eminem was confirmed as one of the three main headliners for Coachella 2018. The two music festival engagements will be in support of the rapper’s luke warmly-received ninth studio album, Revival.

For Jack White, his appearance at Governors Ball just adds to the speculation that he will be releasing a new album sometime in the new year. Though White previously teased fans with a weird video, no official title or release date has been given for the new album. White’s last studio album was 2014’s Lazaretto.

For the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Governors Ball marks the band’s first major show in a long time. Back in October, the group performed their first concert in four years when they took the stage to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of their debut album, Fever to Tell.

In addition to Eminem, Jack White, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, this year’s Governors Ball lineup also includes acts like N.E.R.D, Silk City (Diplo and Mark Ronson), the Gaslight Anthem, Halsey, CVRCHES, Cut Copy, Galantis, Japandroids, Third Eye Blind, Vic Mensa, LANY, The Menzingers, Wolf Alice, The Struts, and Sir Sly.

Governors Ball will mark N.E.R.D’s first show in New York since 2010. The Pharrell Williams-led act recently released their critically acclaimed fifth studio album, No_One Every Really Dies.

For The Gaslight Anthem, 2018 will mark the ten-year anniversary of the release of their sophomore, and much beloved album, The ’59 Sound. To celebrate the record’s anniversary, the band will perform the album in full during their time slot at the music festival. The album went on to be named eMusic’s “Best Album of 2008.”

Three-day general admission tickets, as well as VIP passes, are currently available at a special “announce day” price. Regular ticket prices will resume at midnight on Jan. 4. The 2018 edition of Governors Ball Music Festival will take place during the weekend of June 1 – 3 at Randall’s Island in New York City. For more information about Governors Ball, head on over to the music festival’s website here.

Gov Ball 2018

Watch The Struts rock out and party in ‘One Night Only’

The Struts have been making a name for themselves over the past couple of years for not only their sound, but their epic live shows. On Tuesday (Oct. 24), the United Kingdom-based band unleashed their music video for their current single, “One Night Only.” The over-four-minute-long clip features the band performing in what at first looks like a stage, illuminated by a slot of bright and colorful lights as the camera seems to be zoomed in on each of the guys.

About a minute and 15 seconds in, the scene changes. Instead of being all alone in on the stage, the “stage” area turns into what appear to be a club with a slew of people surrounding them. As the clip continues, the shots alternate between the guys drinking and partying with the people and performing.

The music video was directed by Ryan Hunter Phillips whose resume includes clips for major brands like Taco Bell and Gatorade as well as for Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga. Watch the music video for “One Night Only” above and try not to feel like you’re experiencing a little bit of the rock and roll lifestyle.

“One Night Only” is the lead single off The Struts upcoming sophomore album, though there has yet to be a formal title or release date announced. The new album will be the follow-up to the group’s breakthrough debut album, 2016’s Everybody Wants.

Back in March of 2017, the group released an EP titled Live and Unplugged. Live and Unplugged features acoustic versions of five of their songs including “Could Have Been Me,” “Kiss This,” “Put Your Money on Me,” and a cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling.”

Currently, The Struts are on tour alongside another epic band, the Foo Fighters. The current tour will wrap up in mid-November. In between their stops with the Foo Fighters, The Struts also have a handful of solo shows. the list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


Oct. 26 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC*
Oct. 30 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Oct. 31 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Nov. 3 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Indoor Pavilion
Nov. 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
Nov. 7 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center*
Nov. 8 – Champaign, IL – State Fargo Center*
Nov. 10 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena*
Nov. 11 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center*
Nov. 13 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena*
Nov. 15 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center*

*with the Foo Fighters

South Florida’s The Shark announces Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival


If you were an alternative music lover growing up in South Florida in the 2000s, then you experienced the struggle of trying to find a radio station that would meet your musical needs. Between the constant loop of Top 20 hits, rap and hip-hop, and indie college stations, if you liked “alternative” music, then you were glued to your CD or mp3 player (or the iPod later on). To fill the much-complained about void, radio station 104.3 The Shark was launched in 2015, much to the delight of those people. Since then, the station has done a great job of bringing artist who would normally pass over the lower part of the Sunshine State in favor of other locations.

On Monday (Sept. 26), The Shark once again proved why they earned the title of “Best Radio Station” earlier this year during the Miami New Times‘ yearly “The Best Of” poll. During the broadcast of their daily show, “The Big Mistake” DJs Ashley O. and Toast announced the first annual Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival. The event, which will take place on Saturday Dec. 3 in Ft. Lauderdale, will feature performances by a slew of artists such as Good Charlotte, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, The Struts, Silversun Pickups, Saint Motel and many more. While unveiling the news, the station’s mass emails to the Chum Club (the name for their email subscribers) also announced that there will be “more to be announced.”

Pre-sale tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets for the event will be exclusively sold on the Riptide Music Festival’s website here. For a limited-time (and while supplies last), tickets for Sharkwrecked will be $35. For more information about the event or to subscribe to the Chum Club, head on over to The Shark’s website here. Earlier this year, the radio station launched their successful first mini music festival, Undertow Jam. The show included performances by Young the Giant, The Stumbellas, Bearhands, Joywave, JR JR , Finish Ticket, and Sharkwrecked artist, The Struts.

iHeartRadio Music Festival Announce 2015 Daytime Village Performers

iHeartRadio are kicking off the Summer by announcing the artists who will be making the trip to Las Vegas for the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Acts like newcomer Hozier, former boy bander Nick Jonas, Top 40 darlings Walk the Moon, and Swedish pop star Tove Lo will all be making appearances on the Daytime Village stage on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Echosmith, Trey Songz,  George Ezra, Tori Kelly, James Bay, Shawn Mendes, Zella Day, and The Struts will also entertain fans during the day, while also giving attendees a chance to look at the “future of music in one afternoon,” at least according to John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia.

“The Daytime Village has quickly become a showcase for the most exciting young artists in the world,” said Sykes.

“This is a great way to see the future of music in one afternoon.”

“We can’t wait for this year’s Daytime Village at the iHeartRadio Music Festival! Some of our biggest on-air personalities will be inviting their fans to hang out with them on the Vegas Strip while they check out performances from both the hit makers and the hottest emerging artists in the world,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for iHeartMedia.

The iHeartRadio Music Festival Daytime Village will return to the MGM Resorts Village across from the Luxor Hotel and Casino.

As of now, the media mega-company has yet to announce any of the artists who will actually perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival set to take place during the evening of Friday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 19.

The company does tease that the announcement will come sometime this Summer.

For those interested in attending the Daytime Village, tickets are currently available here.