riot fest 2014

Riot Fest Announces Chicago And Denver Lineups

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived. After months of anticipation and speculation, the lineups have been announced for the Chicago and Denver editions of this year’s Riot Fest, and you can see them below.

Based on the history of Riot Fest and the announcement of the Toronto lineup last week, no one doubted that these announcements would be great, but the festival organizers truly outdid themselves. The top of the bill for both weekends includes huge names like The Cure, The National, Rise Against, and even Wu-Tang Clan. Additionally, Jane’s Addiction will make an appearance at …

You Blew It!

You Blew It! Announce Weezer Cover EP

In the age where anniversary tours and nostalgic posts about how so-and-so album molded the music scene forever flood our feeds almost weekly now, one can’t help but appreciate it when a band goes out of their way to talk about how influential another band’s work was to their music careers and ventures.

You Blew It!, a band that’s at the forefront of the emo revival, is doing just that, in their own personal way.

With Weezer’s The Blue Album being twenty years old this week, You Blew It! has announced that they will be recording a five-song cover …

Manchester Orchestra

Watch Manchester Orchestra Cover Weezer’s “Tired of Sex” and “Say It Ain’t So”

In West Hollywood, California, Manchester Orchestra got the chance to surprise the crowd with two Weezer covers. Not only did they treat them to “Tired Of Sex” (the opening track off Pinkerton) and “Say It Ain’t So” (taken from The Blue Album), but they did so with original Weezer bassist Matt Sharp beside them.

Watch videos from the House of Blues show below and pick up a copy of Manchester Orchestra’s new album, Cope.

Weezer In Studio 2014

Weezer Post Studio Teaser, Working On New Album

Weezer have posted a video and some photos to their official Tumblr confirming that they are currently in the studio, working on a follow up to 2010′s Hurley. The short, 20-second video shows grainy footage of Rivers Cuomo and company working on new material, with instrumental teasers of new music playing in the background.

The band played a new song called “Back To The Shack” on the Weezer Cruise earlier this year, which seemed to indicate that Weezer is back in a sane mindset after a string of several questionable novelty albums including the mostly-terrible Raditude. Regardless, new …

Weezer Cruise

Watch Weezer Play New Song “Back to the Shack” on the Weezer Cruise

Last weekend, Weezer set sail for their latest Weezer Cruise, ditching all this snow for a much brighter time. Apart from great sets from Cat Power, Toro Y Moi, DIIV, and several other acts chosen by the band, Weezer performed their own highly-anticipated headlining set. What better time to debut new material than when surrounded by superfans in the middle of the ocean?

The band took this chance to debut a brand new track called “Back to the Shack.” It’s a self-aware ditty that gets a bit scruffier than their newer songs, with Rivers Cuomo going off about reality …


Firefly Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

Firefly Festival has only been going on for a couple years, but that hasn’t stopped the event from attracting some of the biggest names in music. This year, the event, which takes places at The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware, has expanded over four days (June 19-22) and seven stages, and they’ll need all the space and time they can get to squeeze in the impressive roster of artists set to play.

The 2014 lineup was revealed today in the form of a video that mashes up hit songs from many of the festival’s headliners. You can see the video after …


STREAM: RX Bandits – “Surf Wax America” (Weezer Cover)

We all know RX Bandits have an EP of covers coming up. They did a cover of one of those songs at Skate & Surf, and that song was “Surf Wax America,” originally by Weezer. Our friends and brothers at fellow AbsoluteVoices website AbsolutePunk have now posted a stream of the studio version of this cover.

The Covers EP will also come out on CD on RX’s upcoming tour, with each song available as a free download before it. The schedule is as follows:

1. “Can’t Stand Losing You” (originally by The Police)
2. “Falling Man” (originally by Blonde …


RX Bandits Reveal Details About Covers EP

RX Bandits are hitting the ground running for 2013. Not only did they did they just finish a set at Skate & Surf (check out our photos from the festival here) during their 10 year anniversary tour of Resignation, but they’re releasing a new EP of covers as well. As noted on Property of Zack, the EP will consist of five different cover songs, ranging from Fugazi to Blonde Redhead. The majority will be released to fans for free on set dates, as noted below:…

Weezer 2013

The Weezer Cruise Reveals Support In 2014

Weezer have released the direct support for their upcoming 2014 cruise from Jacksonville to the Bahamas. The Weezer Cruise takes place between February 13 through the 17 and will feature Cat Power, Toro y Moi, The Cribs, and so many more. Please read a special message from the band below and grab your tickets through the band’s Facebook.

View all of the announced support through the jump!

“We scoured the globe to find the right amazing artists to join us on The Weezer Cruise in February. We are happy to announce this killer line up!
Spotify users – we created …


WATCH: Twin Falls (Chris Carrabba) Cover Weezer’s “El Scorcho” At SXSW

Twin Falls, the latest group to debut from singer/songwriter Chris Carrabba, made their debut at SXSW last week with a series of performances throughout the city of Austin. During their first set, which took place inside the Central Presbyterian Church, Carrabba took a moment to introduce the band before diving into a cover of Weezer’s “El Scorcho.” You can view footage of the performance after the jump.

Anyone familiar with Carrabba’s body of work knows he is no stranger to covering this song, but seeing it re-imagined by the members of Twin Falls is more than enough to make it …

Weezer 2012

Weezer Summer Camp In The Works

According to NME, it looks as if the guys in Weezer are in talks of creating their own US Summer Camp. How cool would that be to attend? Pretty damn cool, I would say.

After speaking to Australia’s Herald Sun, Weezer’s frontman Rivers Cuomo stated that he and his bandmates were discussing following up their Weezer Cruise.

“We’d like to put together some sort of Weezer camp, but we’re just beginning to talk about it, so I don’t have any details yet.”

Keep it locked right here to Under The Gun for more breaking news on Weezer’s future endeavor.…


Bud Gaugh Leaves Sublime With Rome

Sublime With Rome will now become Sublime without Bud Gaugh. On the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Bud and the rest of the gang revealed that this would be his last show as SWR’s drummer.

This reason comes as no shock seeing as how Bud is having another kid and wants to be there with his wife. Completely understandable. The replacement drummer will be none other than Nine Inch Nails/A Perfect Circle/Weezer drummer Josh Freese.

This news comes not too long after the trio released their long-awaited debut album, Yours Truly. We wish Bud the best of luck …