Alaska Announce United States Tour

Nevadan post-hardcore outfit Alaska have announced an extremely lengthy United States tour. With support from Twin Cities, the trek will span 64 dates from September to November and stretch from coast to coast. Along with the tour announcement, Alaska have also revealed plans to release a brand new full-length this December via Soft Speak Records, so we’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as more details are made known.

Follow the jump to see all of the tour’s confirmed dates and find out if Alaska is coming to a city near you.…


Nas Announces ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Documentary & Tour Dates

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of his debut record, Illmatic, multi-platinum artist, Nas, has announced via Twitter that his documentary, Time Is Illmatic, will be coming to forty theaters all over the country on October 2, with a premiere screening in New York City and Los Angeles on October 1. This one-night screening will be accompanied by a Time Is Illmatic tour, which is set to commence on October 2 in Rochester, NY.

The documentary features Nas as he returns to his home in Queensbdrige and rediscovers his career’s major influences. This also features guest commentaries …

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Direct Divide Stream “Abduction,” Release Extensive Tour Dates

Seattle’s Direct Divide are set to embark on a lengthy 33-stop tour around the entire US, beginning in Scottsdale, Arizona this Thursday, September 18. The trio will visit roughly 20 states along the way, wrapping the whole outing up in Portland, Oregon on November 11.

Furthermore, they’ll surely be playing a brand new tune along the way as they’ve recently released their newest single, entitled “Abduction.” The band’s brand of cinematic, “violin amplified rock” is on full display within “Abduction,” a single that showcases a driving rhythm of drums and string arrangements all fronted by Razz’s powerful vocals. Their newest …


LIGHTS Streams ‘Little Machines’

It’s been three years since we last heard a full-length from LIGHTS, so today is undoubtedly an exciting one as the electro-pop star has teamed up with the New York Times to premiere an exclusive stream of her brand new record, Little Machines.

While the album officially hits stores September 23 via Warner Bros. Records, digital pre-orders can be purchased on iTunes for those who dig what they hear.

Click here to check out Little Machines and be sure to let us know your thoughts on LIGHTS’ latest effort in the comments section below.…

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Kanye West Pisses Off The Internet After Asking Wheelchair-Bound Concertgoer To “Stand Up!”

Oh, Kanye. Will you ever learn? I sure hope not.

Yeezus creator Kanye West is in hot water with critics and members of the gossip-laden press alike this weekend after video surfaced of the “Black Skinhead” rapper stopping a performance to demand that a wheelchair-bound concertgoer, quote “Stand up!” No, I am not making this up.

The nonsense took place at Qantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney, Australia on Friday night. In the middle of his show, West reportedly announced, “I can’t do this song. I can’t do this show until everybody stand up… Unless you got …

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Thee Oh Sees Announce Fall ‘Drop’ Tour

After a weird year of breaking up, reuniting, and putting out a new album, Thee Oh Sees have done plenty of toying with our hearts. Now, to add to that slew of announcements, the band have announced a group of fall tour dates in support of this year’s Drop

The fall tour will see Thee Oh Sees playing across North America, going as far northeast as New York, as south as Texas, and as west as their homeland California. Keep in mind that the band’s original lineup is no more. Frontman John Dwyer will still be rocking his …


Outline In Color To Headline Fall Tour

The Oklahoma-based post hardcore outfit Outline In Color have announced a headlining tour that will kick off next month. Their ‘Water In The Desert’ tour will take them all over the country between October 15 and November 15. Some of the bands they perform with will vary on the stops, but it’s been announced so far that they will be sharing the stage with artists like Painting Promises, Through The Gates, Elenora and many more. You can find the tour flyer with a list of dates below the jump.

Tickets can be purchased through your local concert venue. …


The Word Alive Announce Fall Headlining Tour

The Word Alive have announced a short headlining tour this fall in the US. The ‘Get Real Tour’ will kick off in California this November and wrap up in Arizona this December. The Color Morale, Miss Fortune, The Dead Rabbitts and Our Last Night will be heading out on the road with them. You can check out a full list of tour dates by checking beneath the break.

General admission and VIP tickets are already available for purchase through Soundrink. The VIP tickets are selling quickly so be sure to secure yourself some before they sell out.…

Tyler, The Creator

Tyler, The Creator Announces US Tour Dates

Odd Future founder Tyler, The Creator has been relatively quiet on the music front since the release of his 2013 solo album. The one-time Goblin told press shortly after the record’s release that he was tired of rap and that he wanted to be known for doing other things as well because he knew he was capable of more. We respected that stance, but part of us always hoped Tyler would come around and want to rap again.

Today, those of us hoping for a return got a taste of what it must feel like when dreams come true after …


Placebo Touring for First Time in Seven Years

UK rock group Placebo haven’t been in the news much in the past few years. They teased new music in 2012. They dropped a new album in 2013. They sued The Weeknd for his blatant “Machine Gun” sample in 2013. Now, in 2014, they’re ready to hit the road touring — for the first time in seven years.

The band will cross the pond in October to play 11 stops in North America. They’ll be stopping by Brooklyn’s Escape Music Festival as well as Boston, Montreal, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and more. Their latest album, 2013′s Loud Like Love, …

The 1975

The 1975 Become Kids Again in “Heart Out”

The 1975 have released the official music video for their song “Heart Out.”


REVIEW: Maybeshewill Ascend To New Heights With ‘Fair Youth’

Artist: Maybeshewill
Album: Fair Youth
Genre: Post-rock
Label: Superball

On their previous record, I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone, instrumental outfit Maybeshewill channeled the purest feelings of love and loss into a post-rock epic that became a shoo-in for one of the best albums of 2011. Thus, if there’s one album that deserves the highest of expectations coming into 2014, it is their long-awaited fourth full-length, Fair Youth.

Both on the surface and within its musical nuances, there’s something different from Maybeshewill’s previous work on the new record that’s worth noting before diving into …