Punk Band – Go Go Go Airheart http://gogogoairheart.com/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:11:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gogogoairheart.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Punk Band – Go Go Go Airheart http://gogogoairheart.com/ 32 32 Dream Wife and Belako Rock Hackney Paper Dress Vintage https://gogogoairheart.com/dream-wife-and-belako-rock-hackney-paper-dress-vintage/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:19:00 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/dream-wife-and-belako-rock-hackney-paper-dress-vintage/ Published: 10:19 am 23 June 2022 Dream Wife singer Rakel Mjöll told the crowd that it had been a while since they had performed at a venue as “small and sweaty” as Hackney’s Paper Dress Vintage, but the atmosphere was good. all the more punk rock. The band were the UK representation at an Anglo-Espana […]]]>

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Dream Wife singer Rakel Mjöll told the crowd that it had been a while since they had performed at a venue as “small and sweaty” as Hackney’s Paper Dress Vintage, but the atmosphere was good. all the more punk rock.

The band were the UK representation at an Anglo-Espana party which also featured Basque rockers Belako to launch the venue’s partnership with SON Estrella Galicia.

SON – the music arm of the Estrella beer brand – has worked with venues around the world to host live music events. And although the two bands are used to playing venues bigger than the upstairs room of the Mare Street shop, their sound certainly sparked the new adventure with a bang.

Dream Wife, quickly earning a reputation as one of the best live bands on the circuit, embraced the vibe and delivered a one-set freight train – starting with crowd favorite Hey Heartbreaker and keeping up the furious pace. The always captivating Mjöll performed with members of the public on So When You Gonna… before splitting the crowd in half for a mock competition on Sports loaded with irony!

Belako, equally energetic, friends and fans of Dream Wife, provided the perfect opener – delivering hard riffs, funky bass lines and messages of positivity and inclusion. There was room in the dozen tracks for a song in the Basque language, and for singer Cris Lizarraga to invite women to dance in front and later invade the crowd.


Belako performs songs in English and in their native Basque
– Credit: William Mata

The launch party with SON also included beer pouring workshops and the chance to try the Basque delicacy of spicy octopus with potatoes.

Paper Dress Vintage is well known as a hip daytime boutique, but is expanding its nightlife offerings and is expected to host more sold-out concerts in the coming weeks. If future events resemble the launch party, there will be fun times ahead.

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THE MARS VOLTA returns with the single and the short film “Blacklight Shine”, first tour in a decade announced! https://gogogoairheart.com/the-mars-volta-returns-with-the-single-and-the-short-film-blacklight-shine-first-tour-in-a-decade-announced/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:13:36 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/the-mars-volta-returns-with-the-single-and-the-short-film-blacklight-shine-first-tour-in-a-decade-announced/ Breaking more than a decade of omertà, The Volta of Mars wake up from their long hiatus with the release of their new single and short film for “Blacklight Shine,” streaming now! “Blacklight Shine” vibrates with a subtle brilliance, Caribbean rhythms underpinning a sophisticated and turbulent songcraft. The song features guitarist/songwriter Omar Rodríguez-López and singer/lyricist […]]]>

Breaking more than a decade of omertà, The Volta of Mars wake up from their long hiatus with the release of their new single and short film for “Blacklight Shine,” streaming now!

“Blacklight Shine” vibrates with a subtle brilliance, Caribbean rhythms underpinning a sophisticated and turbulent songcraft. The song features guitarist/songwriter Omar Rodríguez-López and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala at their most accessible with pop melodies that drive Bixler-Zavala’s story.

Watch the short film “Blacklight Shine” below:

The lyrics to “Blacklight Shine” help illuminate the idea of ​​”a wave of rolling breakdowns washing memories to shore, a heartbeat that still remembers everything,” Bixler-Zavala explains.

On June 19, a mysterious cube appeared in Grand Park in Los Angeles, California. ‘THE YTOME HODORXÍ TELESTERION’, an audio-visual art installation, has been erected to tell the story of the return of Mars Volta. Inside the cube, visitors were taken on a full and immersive journey through space, and where “Blacklight Shine” was first heard by the public. The experience inside the cube was meant to provoke self-reflection, with the fans’ sole guide on a journey through endless galaxies and back down to earth, to oneself. Those unable to attend ‘L’YTOME HODORXÍ TELESTERION’ in person can look forward to a digital experience on July 1.

Today the band also announces upcoming tour dates which will begin September 23rd at The Factory at Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX and conclude in Los Angeles, CA at the Palladium with special guest Teri Gender Bender. The following dates mark the first time the band has performed live since 2012.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m. local time at: www.themarsvoltaofficial.com

Mars Volta Tour Dates
September 23 – The Deep Ellum Factory – Dallas, TX
September 25 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, Georgia
September 27 – The Metropolitan Opera House – Philadelphia, PA
September 29 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
October 1 – MGM Music Hall at Fenway – Boston, MA
October 3 – The Anthem – Washington, DC
October 5 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
October 6 – Royal Oak Music Theater – Detroit, MI
October 8 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
October 11 – The Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
October 14 – Moore Theater – Seattle, WA
October 18 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
October 21 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA


ABOUT MARS VOLTA
Trained by guitarist/composer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, The Mars Volta was born from the ashes of the punk-rock firebrands of El Paso At The Drive-In in 2001. On a mission to “honor our roots and honor our dead”, The Mars Volta created music that fused the sounds Rodríguez-López grew up on the punk, underground noise he and Bixler-Zavala had immersed themselves in for years, and the futuristic visions from which they drew. The albums that followed were one-of-a-kind masterpieces, their breathtakingly complex songs also possessing powerful emotional immediacy. After the band fell silent, a legion of devotees (including Kanye West) kept up an insistent drumbeat for their return.

Now – a year after “La Realidad De Los Suen?os”, a luxurious 18-LP box set compiling their catalog, sold out of 5,000 prints in less than 24 hours – The Mars Volta is back.

Follow Mars Volta on social media:
Instagram: @themarsvolta
Twitter: @themarsvolta
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheMarsVolta
Youtube: https://bit.ly/3MOZRuH
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3tAMmrX

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A real “Get Lucky” mariachi party https://gogogoairheart.com/a-real-get-lucky-mariachi-party/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 20:34:29 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/a-real-get-lucky-mariachi-party/ If that last wedding party scene in HBO Max “Father of the Bride” sounds like an epic all-night party, that’s because it really was. With a mariachi and a salsa group combining forces and cultures for a jamming version of The Daft Punks “Get Lucky,” the dance cast was truly, as the song puts it, […]]]>

If that last wedding party scene in HBO Max “Father of the Bride” sounds like an epic all-night party, that’s because it really was.

With a mariachi and a salsa group combining forces and cultures for a jamming version of The Daft Punks “Get Lucky,” the dance cast was truly, as the song puts it, “up all night until the sun shines.”

“This wedding scene, we shot it until seven in the morning”, says Gloria Estefan, who plays the wife of Andy Garcia’s “Father of the Bride” in the film (now streaming). “It felt like we were really at a wedding dancing and having so much fun. It really shows.”

Director Gary Alazraki says he probably could have stopped filming the boisterous dance at the wedding union of the Cuban and Mexican families in the film earlier. But the celebratory cast, including Garcia, Estefan and the on-screen just married couple (Adria Arjona and Diego Boneta) kept demanding more live music.

“We ended up playing it over and over again because the actors kept asking for another song,” says Alazraki. “The executive producer was losing it, saying the neighbors would never see us again. But we played it until the mariachi and conga players almost passed out.”

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The idea for the end of the wild dance was born during a birthday party for actor Enrique Murciano during filming.

“We all danced late into the night,” says Alazraki. “The next day, (producer) Jeremy Kleiner said the spirit had to be at the end. That contagious joy he felt at the party.”

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From Tigers to Steely Dan, Ilitch and 313 Presents to hold events at six venues on the same day https://gogogoairheart.com/from-tigers-to-steely-dan-ilitch-and-313-presents-to-hold-events-at-six-venues-on-the-same-day/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 21:51:24 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/from-tigers-to-steely-dan-ilitch-and-313-presents-to-hold-events-at-six-venues-on-the-same-day/ The 15,000-seat Pine Knob Musical Theater and the Detroit Red Wings are both owned by Palace Sports & Entertainment and share several sponsors, such as United Wholesale Mortgage. 313 gifts If all goes well on Saturday, June 18, Howard Handler will start his day by heading to the Pine Knob Music Theater, owned by Palace […]]]>

The 15,000-seat Pine Knob Musical Theater and the Detroit Red Wings are both owned by Palace Sports & Entertainment and share several sponsors, such as United Wholesale Mortgage. 313 gifts

If all goes well on Saturday, June 18, Howard Handler will start his day by heading to the Pine Knob Music Theater, owned by Palace Sports & Entertainment, about 40 miles northwest of his place in the city, which will host a concert of Steely Dan that night. . Levy, the venue concessionaire, will begin serving breakfast for the crew at 8:00 a.m.

Then it’s a 15-mile trip on I-75 to the Meadow Brook Amphitheater on the University of Oakland campus, where the Flogging Molly crew will begin charging at 10 a.m.

It will continue southwest another 17 miles to the Michigan Lottery Amphitheater, where Lee Brice’s “Label Me Proud Tour 2022” team has been unloading for a few hours already.

As he returns downtown to Little Caesars Arena (where VIP check-in for the Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin “Kingdom Tour” begins at 3:45 p.m.) and the Fox Theater (where comedian Leanne Morgan will perform), he go tune in to the Rangers-Tigers game which starts at Comerica Park from 4:10. This marks the 26th edition of the Negro Leagues Tribute Game, which always draws large crowds.

“And if the timing works out and I feel really crazy, I’ll go back to Pine Knob, because I’m a huge Steely Dan fan,” Handler said.

Three hundred miles.

Six different entertainment venues.

Handler, a Detroit native, is the president of 313 Presents, the joint venture between Ilitch Sports & Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons, which manages entertainment operations for Ilitch-owned Comerica Park, the Fox Theater and Little Caesars Arena, as well as the area’s Meadow Brook Amphitheater, Michigan Lottery Amphitheater and Pine Knob Musical Theater.

On Saturday evening, the six sites under his responsibility will simultaneously host a live event, a first for the company.

Irish punk band Flogging Molly will perform at the 7,700-seat Meadow Brook Amphitheater on the campus of Oakland University.313 gifts

Handler joined the company in 2017 after a career that included serving as senior vice president of marketing at Viacom, where he led promotion for MTV; senior vice president of marketing and fan development at the NFL; MLS CMO for six years; five years as CMO for Virgin Mobile and five years as Chief Brand Officer at Quaker Oats.

Handler will oversee approximately 3,000 people working on the events, excluding anyone who accompanies the tours, such as stagehands and promoters.

“On our side, for each show, there is a core of 10 people (one for production; booking; accounting; marketing; communications; security; ticketing; customer relations; parking; and concessions) who are the leaders. They are dedicated to the event from the second it is booked. So the Steely Dan show, for example, has been booked since 2019 and has had a team on our side ever since. We work with the tour to create a specific computer-aided design for each show.

Handler says the most critical part comes when the word “DOORS” is communicated to all staff: Amphitheaters open 90 minutes before a show, all three indoor venues open an hour before.

“It’s the big adrenaline rush.”

By the end of the weekend – Josh Groban is performing at Pine Knob on Friday and there’s a Tigers game and a jazz concert on Sunday – the band will have held 36 events in 19 days, including 200,000 potential fans this weekend , if each event is a sale. At a time when staffing shortages continue to plague the industry, 313 Presents is in a strong position because 75% of its staff are company employees, and only a quarter are under contract, according to Mike Hartnett, vice -President of site security for Ilitch S&E. .

Hartnett will oversee a security staff of approximately 500 on Saturday from the company’s main command post embedded inside the baseball stadium/arena/Fox Theater footprint.

The biggest difference in hosting multiple events at once, he said, is the “increased volume of communication.”

Hartnett spent 21 years with the FBI, most recently as head of the Crisis Management Unit in Quantico, Virginia. He received his Juris Doctor from Boston College and practiced corporate, bankruptcy and litigation law for 12 years for a Boston law firm prior to his career at the FBI. .

The 313 Presents event production team will arrive at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at 4 a.m. Saturday to begin preparing for Live Nation’s Lee Brice “Label Me Proud Tour 2022” show.313 gifts

Chris McGowan, President and CEO of Ilitch S&E, will spend 3-4 innings at the ballpark, then head to the arena and theater. He joined the company in January after nine years as President/CEO of the Portland Trail Blazers (in 2018 he was named to the additional role of CEO of Vulcan Sports & Entertainment, including the Seattle Seahawks). He also spent 16 years at AEG and played a key role in opening Crypto.com Arena.

Like Hartnett, he said he’s not worried about not having enough manpower, as data shows room staff have a very low no-show/call-in rate.

“But coming from the arena world, I spend a lot more time watching the weather than ever!” he said.

Levy manages food and beverage concessions as well as backstage catering at Pine Knob Music Theater, Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre, Meadow Brook Amphitheater and Fox Theater. Delaware North has these ballpark and arena responsibilities.

This staff arrives as early as 5 am to prepare breakfast for specific visits to all sites on the same day. Their main objective is to serve and satisfy the various artists/bands/tours/crews three meals a day.

On the fan side, the two dealers expect their combined sales – excluding the Tigers game – to include around 21,000 beers, 6,500 hard seltzers, 4,000 pretzels and 2,000 hot dogs.

And having six sites under one umbrella allows brands to activate multiple assets that they can activate with. For example, in addition to Comerica Park’s naming rights since the ballpark’s inception, Comerica is also a partner of the Fox Theater and is the title sponsor of the 20th Annual Negro League Weekend. United Wholesale Mortgage is a partner of Red Wings and Pine Knob Music Theatre.

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Watch now: Great Value Jesus releases a new album: “Is Propaganda Art? » | Go! https://gogogoairheart.com/watch-now-great-value-jesus-releases-a-new-album-is-propaganda-art-go/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/watch-now-great-value-jesus-releases-a-new-album-is-propaganda-art-go/ BLOOMINGTON – When the lead singer of punk rock band Tiger Sex invited two members of the public on stage for a dance at the end of their Friday Punkfest set at the nightshop, it was two-thirds of Twin Cities indie band Great Value Jesus who turned up. shown at height. Drummer Nick Saathoff and […]]]>

BLOOMINGTON – When the lead singer of punk rock band Tiger Sex invited two members of the public on stage for a dance at the end of their Friday Punkfest set at the nightshop, it was two-thirds of Twin Cities indie band Great Value Jesus who turned up. shown at height.

Drummer Nick Saathoff and bassist Doug Cook reveled in the abstinent, twice-shaken twists on the outdoor stage that night, the latter just doing what he does best to maintain an energetic bassline.

“I keep my hips moving, you know?” said Cook in an interview with The Pantagraph. “I can’t be shy as a bassist.”

Watch Now: Bloomington-Normal Musicians Create New Sound With ‘Great Value Jesus’

The three-member indie rock band from Bloomington opened the 45-act Punkfest last weekend. On the same day, they also released their first full album, “Is Propaganda Art?”.






Doug Cook, left, and Nick Saathoff, middle, dance after being invited onstage by punk rock artists Tiger Sex during a Punkfest concert, Friday, June 10, at the nightshop in Bloomington.


Brendan Denison



While they may not be trademark “saviors,” the trio have developed some authentic and rich heavenly compositions since forming months before a global pandemic. Guitarist Noah Renken-Kapatos’ grungy, distorted blues riffs will take you back to the Northwest music scene that made Nirvana famous. In fact, Great Value guitarist Jesus once called Portland home in this area.

Since releasing a seven-track EP titled “Disassociation Nation,” Great Value Jesus has continued their conversation about dealing with mental health issues, while focusing on more harmonious sounds and lyrical themes of disillusionment.

Watch Now: Bloomington’s ‘Great Value Jesus’ Drops New EP







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From left, Doug Cook, Nick Saathoff and Noah Renken-Kapatos perform as indie rock band Great Value Jesus on Friday, June 10 at Bloomington Nightshop.


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Although not specifically intended as a concept album, Renken-Kapatos said that each track on “Is Propaganda Art?” presents a societal problem from a different angle.

The guitarist previously told The Pantagraph that Great Value Jesus was a nickname he earned for his long-haired, bearded style. As for the name of the new album, he said it came from receiving eight daily spam emails from Donald Trump organizations.

Realizing that the former US president “really knew how to use propaganda,” Renken-Kapatos then wondered if art could convey both emotion and purpose.

The new album kicks off with an upbeat song called “Blush,” which Renken-Kapatas says is about a Hallmark romance that turns into a psychedelic breakdown.







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Noah Renken-Kapatos performs guitar with Great Value Jesus at Punkfest on Friday, June 10 at Bloomington nightshop.


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The lyrics of the track illustrate the plastic love of a relationship that fails and melts into an unrecognizable and heartbreaking drop of a burnt Barbie doll.

It’s a smooth journey through the first half of the album, driven by haunting psychedelic blues songs like “Electric Coyote Man” and a cover of the James Bond movie theme. In “Mindless Complexities”, Cook mixes layers of cello strumming. It’s an instrument that won him a scholarship to Illinois Wesleyan University, he noted.

The album then takes on an abrupt change of mood, heading to “Dear God” with prophetic cries to a higher power.

Cook’s favorite song on the album is “Breakdown 43”. He said it was because it reminded him of Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones. Saathoff said he and Cook took the “Good Times Bad Times” groove “and just went to town on it”.







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The album cover for Great Value Jesus’ new album “Is Propaganda Art?” is illustrated. picture by Sam Warnertaken at Ewing Park in Bloomington.


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Renken-Kapatos said the album’s themes culminate with the final two songs, “Breaking Lies” and “Gen Z the Great Society”.

The older track features more cello played by Cook and lyrics that Renken-Kapatos says fit the “inner monologue of the lies we tell ourselves, so we don’t listen to the toxic voice in your head.”

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He succinctly establishes this point early on with the line: “How we live our lives / Determines reality.”

The final song, Renken-Kapatos said, shows a clear picture of a world in disarray, stating, “it’s not a world we were told we would have.”

Reflecting on this thought, he sang good advice: “Don’t stray from the imagination / Be the apple that brought creation.”

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Jimmy Eat World Shares Homecoming Track, “Something Loud” https://gogogoairheart.com/jimmy-eat-world-shares-homecoming-track-something-loud/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 03:35:06 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/jimmy-eat-world-shares-homecoming-track-something-loud/ Jimmy Eat World goes back to basics with new self-released track, “Something Loud”; Touring this fall Alt/punk/emo band based in Arizona Jimmy eat people recently returned with a new track, pre-guitar “Something Loud”. An aptly named burst of energy, the song showcases the band’s talent for compelling songwriting, with frontman Jim Adkins leading the way […]]]>

Jimmy Eat World goes back to basics with new self-released track, “Something Loud”; Touring this fall

Alt/punk/emo band based in Arizona Jimmy eat people recently returned with a new track, pre-guitar “Something Loud”.

An aptly named burst of energy, the song showcases the band’s talent for compelling songwriting, with frontman Jim Adkins leading the way as always with his passionate vocals and thoughtful lyrical approach.

A press release mentions that Jimmy Eat World was particularly invigorated by the excitement surrounding the announcement of Live Nation’s When We Were Young festival, the retro gig featuring a number of heavyweights from the punk/emo scene. /Warped Tour of the early 2000s, which will meet in Las Vegas in October (including Jimmy Eat World). The intense online excitement surrounding the festival’s initial announcement spawned additional dates and, according to the publication, “triggered a period of deep personal and professional reflection”:

“While I thought I made the most of the early days of the band, I now realize that I missed some things,” Adkins said. “You are in such a rush to get out of those great years. Like shit together is gonna magically happen when you reach an age you thought you were “adult”. Yeah, it doesn’t work that way. But perhaps what age and experience reveal is that pivotal moments are hard to capture when you’re there.

Jimmy Eat World’s last album is from 2019 Survivor. “Something Loud” was produced by the band and famed producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen, and appears to be a preview of the band’s next chapter.

Catch the band on the road this fall before When We Were Young:

August 19 – Denver, CO – KTCL’s Big Gig*
September 8 – Cleveland, OH – Rock Hall Live
September 9 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!
September 10 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Four Chord Music Festival*
September 11 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
September 13 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
September 14 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
September 16 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
September 18 – Chicago, IL – RiotFest*
September 20 – Richmond, Virginia – The National
September 21 – Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy Pub and Concert Hall
September 23 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
September 24 – Providence, RI – The Strand Theater
September 25 – New Haven, CT – Toad Place
September 26 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
September 28 – Albany, NY – Empire Live
September 29 – Toronto, ON – History
October 1 – Ocean City, MD – Oceans Calling*
October 22 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young*
October 23 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young*
October 29 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young*

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Jimmy Eat World’s New Song “Loud” Shows The Band Will Never Get Old https://gogogoairheart.com/jimmy-eat-worlds-new-song-loud-shows-the-band-will-never-get-old/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 13:59:43 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/jimmy-eat-worlds-new-song-loud-shows-the-band-will-never-get-old/ In Jimmy Eat World songs, the protagonist is often on the cusp of a poignant epiphany, the accompanying emotional pop-rock strains mirroring the narrative. That goes for “Something Loud,” the new self-released track from the Arizona rockers on Friday, June 10. The melancholic pop-rock number looks back on the past – in this case, the […]]]>

In Jimmy Eat World songs, the protagonist is often on the cusp of a poignant epiphany, the accompanying emotional pop-rock strains mirroring the narrative. That goes for “Something Loud,” the new self-released track from the Arizona rockers on Friday, June 10.

The melancholic pop-rock number looks back on the past – in this case, the central character of the lyrics is likely Jimmy Eat World singer-songwriter Jim Adkins himself. Still, it keeps things fresh by further distilling what Jimmy Eat World does best – charting the blossoming of youth through cinematic rock music that doesn’t seem to age, much like Adkins’ boyish face.

Watch the music video at the bottom of this article.

“Something Loud” recalls the beginnings of Jimmy Eat World. The lyrics mention a “show in ’95” to illustrate the band’s formative years in Phoenix. But his message ends up escaping the past to move forward. “There’s a time you die / Or you live on,” Adkins sings. “All of us have done it.” If you like the song, it’s available now here.

Jimmy Eat World’s last album is from 2019 Survivor. The first efforts of the group – 2001 bleed american1999 Clarity and 1996 Static electricity prevails – helped define emo rock at the turn of the millennium. Later that summer, Jimmy Eat World hit the road in North America. See dates below and get tickets here.

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Jimmy Eat World, “Something Strong”

Jimmy Eat World Summer + Fall 2022 North American Tour Dates

September 8 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Rock Hall Live*
September 9 – Columbus, Ohio @ KEMBA Live *
September 10 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania @ Four Chord Fest
September 11 – Detroit, Michigan @ Saint Andrew’s *
September 13 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ First Avenue *
September 14 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Uptown Theater *
September 16 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Pageant*
September 18 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Sept. 20 – Richmond, Va. @ National
September 21 – Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy’s *
September 23 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom *
September 24 – Providence, RI @ The Strand Theater *
September 25 – New Haven, CT. @ Toad Square *
September 26 – Burlington, Vt. @Higher Ground*
September 28 – Albany, NY @ Empire Live*
September 29 – Toronto, Ontario @ History *
October 1 – Ocean City, Maryland @ Oceans Calling
October 22 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ When We Were Young
October 23 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ When We Were Young
October 29 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ When We Were Young

* With Charly Bliss

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Interviews: Chris Rest talks about RKL’s new album “Live in a Dive” https://gogogoairheart.com/interviews-chris-rest-talks-about-rkls-new-album-live-in-a-dive/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 22:00:01 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/interviews-chris-rest-talks-about-rkls-new-album-live-in-a-dive/ Originally, Chris Rest didn’t realize the band even had the master recordings in their possession until last year, when ex-guitarist Barry Ward’s hoarding tendencies came in handy. He had kept all of the band’s old flyers, posters, merchandise and archive tracks, including the set recorded at the famous Eindhoven squat-turned-venue in De Efenaar, the Netherlands. […]]]>

Originally, Chris Rest didn’t realize the band even had the master recordings in their possession until last year, when ex-guitarist Barry Ward’s hoarding tendencies came in handy. He had kept all of the band’s old flyers, posters, merchandise and archive tracks, including the set recorded at the famous Eindhoven squat-turned-venue in De Efenaar, the Netherlands.

“He was the one who kept track of everything and archived everything,” Rest said. “He said, I found this tape of the Eindhoven show in 1989 but it’s all still separated, and I said let’s see if we can remix it and master it and release it because I remember it was a good show and we were kind of at the top of our game at that point in our career, so it all went well.

After asking a friend in the Pacific Northwest to hand mix and remaster it, the live album was then sent to Fat Mike of Fat WreckChords to gauge interest. Naturally, he was immediately enthused by the material which, ironically enough, was recorded by the venue staff that night, the band having no prior knowledge of it until the end of their set.

“I don’t know if they even asked if we wanted it, but they were nice enough to hand over the tapes.” Rest said with a laugh, and went on to explain that despite hiring mobile rigs to come to their shows and record live the previous year (resulting from RKL’s two live European albums of 1988), the squat shotgun recording came out much better than the previous two they booked and paid for, while also representing a more accurate version of how the band sounded live during those years.

“People always said we were a great live band and I always felt like all of our recordings and studio stuff that we’ve done so far just wasn’t up to par, like the album Rock n’ Roll Nightmare was a cool record and all but we didn’t even have a bass player at the time and had barely rehearsed in the studio and we pretty much learned those songs on the couch and then went and recorded them with our drummer Bomer playing bass and drums.

Remember at that time in the 80’s there wasn’t a member of the band over the age of 21 or 22, some were still in their late teens. By 1989 about half of the band had gone out of control with hard drugs and alcohol which ultimately proved to be very detrimental to the band. As the only consecutive original member over the years, Rest found solace despite all the chaos, addiction, and exhaustion through the grateful naivety of youth:

“We had no idea what it was like to go on a bus tour. On our first US tour, we shared a van with Dr. Know, so it was two bands and all of our gear in one van, we didn’t even have a trailer. Again, the same – those first two tours through Europe were in a van with the gear and we just thought that was it. You slept sitting up, you slept on the floor, sometimes we splurged and shared a hotel room so it was pretty hard. And then the party was pretty out of control, drinking European beers – every night was just chaos.

Located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, De Efenaar was a well-known squat house in the area, but for Rich Kids on LSD, it was almost like hitting the big time. Playing mostly in basements or tiny club spaces with low ceilings, cramped quarters and shitty acoustics, the dilapidated cavernous building had proper lighting, a decent sound system and a capacity to hold at least 600, maybe up to 800 people according to Rest, and that night RKL had managed to pack the place.

“I remember being pretty overwhelmed by everyone and how everyone was so into it…it was cool.” Rest remembers.

With 17 tracks in total, RKL’s setlist that night in Holland consisted mostly of songs from their 1987 self-titled album, Rock n’ Roll Nightmare. Die-hard RKL fans might recognize “Rumors”, a track that until now only existed on one of 88’s live recordings on Live In A Dive, one that had never been formally recorded in a studio even less mastered so far. Interestingly enough, on the original version of “Rumors” from 1988, the vocals had to be dubbed after the fact because they weren’t even written at the time of the live recording.

“That song is kind of crazy. We were really going in terms of technical riffs and chord changes to that part of our songwriting,” Rest recalled.

Citing The Bad Brains, Youth Brigade and Battalion of Saints as major early influences, RKL absorbed much of the culture around them playing with all the local bands from the early Ventura and LA punk scenes. Aggression, TSOL, Circle Jerks, Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies and Wasted Youth were some of the other names Rest listed before disclosing that a love of classic rock also had its own influence on the band. Kiss, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, among others, strongly anchored the aptly named Rock n’ Roll Nightmare years, although most of the band members were stalked, ironically, by hair metal kids in the high school.

Fans of Rest’s other band, Lagwagon, may remember their original drummer, Derrick Plourde, whose style was heavily influenced by the Tasmanian Devil of a drummer and sometimes RKL vocalist, Richard “Bomer” Manzanullo.

“You can hear it how tight the drums were in the first two Lagwagon albums, how Derrick – his bass drum pedal patterns and how he was really careful to be aggressive…having these things double foot that most people didn’t do at the time,” Rest explained. “And I know Chris Flippin and Shawn Dewey were also RKL fans, and being from Santa Barbara, we were an influence on all the early punk bands in the area at the time, even though we weren’t in the first generation of punk bands to come out of Santa Barbara.

“I was pretty much just an ignorant kid at the time, I don’t know… I still feel like the same person and I obviously don’t party like I used to party but other than that I don’t don’t feel that different I don’t know, the age is weird, I still feel like I’m the same kid somehow… it’s hard to believe I’m almost 55.

When asked if he would do something different after nearly 4 decades, Rest admits that RKL’s disbandment is one of his biggest ultimate regrets. Bomer, he explained, was such a visionary that his ambitions actually left him polarized in a way that was emotionally crippling for him. Wanting to take the band to levels far beyond punk rock with visions of epic, orchestrated productions the way Freddy Mercury or Rob Halford could rock their music, Bomer had almost too much potential at the time, and n didn’t have enough outlets to siphon through.

“He would wake up in the morning and already had a song written entirely in his head, and you know, when you have that kind of vision and other people are playing your music, it’s never gonna come out the way you hear it in your head, and I think he felt that Jason (Sears) was holding us back. He was a real Darby Crash style singer, you know, but nobody had the stage presence…he had such charisma. He could really controlling a crowd or building it up is an art in itself, just that.

Bomer and Sears died of drug overdoses in 2005 and 2006, respectively, with drugs playing a big part in RKL’s overall demise as a band. Naturally, Rest expressed regret about the whole thing, how there were a lot of things he wished he could have done better, but more importantly how much he missed them both.

“Every time we broke up, drugs had something to do with it.”

When asked what he would like the world to know about Rich Kids on LSD, he laughed and said most of the t-shirts were contraband, but followed that up with the more disturbing fact. that they were well underestimated when they were first. They weren’t mentioned in any of the zines and were consistently overlooked as one of the main California bands to come out of that area at that time.

“They always mention DRI, and a lot of bands that were in our same circuit, but for some reason, maybe it was because we were from Santa Barbara, people didn’t think it was a place for a legit punk rock band where i’m from but i’m not sure.

“The first review I ever read of our band was from Timmy O’Hannan, (of) Maximum Rock n’ Roll, and I was so excited, and the first thing he said was, ‘Heavy metal grrr-rawr, I choose not to listen to it’ and I was like, devastated, you know?”

Worth mentioning is the amazing Live In A Dive album art created by longtime RKL cover artist Dan Sites for this tenth installment in the ongoing Fat Wreck Chords series. Recently, Sites sat down with Rest and Fat Mike for their Fat Mike’s Fat Mike interview series to talk about both his long career as an artist and his retirement due to terminal illness, making this album cover. album (most likely) the last he will make. never do.

Rich Kids On LSD’s brand new live album, originally recorded in 1989 for the Live In A Dive series, was released Friday, June 3, 2022 and it’s hard to say if this material is more of a resurgence of lost relics of the past, or a memorial to those who made the album what it is today. Maybe a bit of both.

There is an ancient Hebrew esoteric term called “Binah”, which refers to everything in the universe having its own purpose and place. Perhaps Bomer never really got to see his ambitions realized in his lifetime, but even today he still has considerable influence. Not only did his pioneering double-pedal drumming style become etched in entire generations of punk drummers, but he also left behind a presence and charisma that is impossible to replicate and even more impossible to forget, which are all things legends are made. . So in this way Bomer was in the Binah of it all, which means he had his purpose and his place, although it could have been a bit longer. At the end of the day, there are albums like Live In a Dive to bring him back, and friends like Chris Rest to both tell his story and play his music for years to come.

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Pins & Needles opens Thursday at Mahall’s 20 Lanes https://gogogoairheart.com/pins-needles-opens-thursday-at-mahalls-20-lanes/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 04:21:25 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/pins-needles-opens-thursday-at-mahalls-20-lanes/ From the hotel group behind Cloak & Dagger, this new 70s-themed craft cocktail bar is the latest addition to the historic bowling alley and live music venue. As The 20 routes of Mahall approaching its 100th anniversary in 2024, it […]]]>










From the hotel group behind Cloak & Dagger, this new 70s-themed craft cocktail bar is the latest addition to the historic bowling alley and live music venue.

As The 20 routes of Mahall approaching its 100th anniversary in 2024, it is fitting that the entertainment complex is entering a new era.

Over the past year, the historic event hall has built a reputation for more than rock shows and vintage bowling. Bar manager Cassie Trainer’s themed nights and immersive cocktail menus have garnered a cult following, and chef Parker Shaffer’s Parky’s Pop-Up, featuring gourmet, over-the-top bar food, is the Lakewood’s best kept dining secret.

Now Cory Hajde, who took over ownership of Mahall’s in 2021 and is also co-owner of Cloak & Dagger in Tremont, is ready for the business to take the next step. Pins & Needles Bar and Lounge, an immersive ’70s-themed cocktail bar, opens this Thursday in the basement of the Mahall.

“I just want to put the responsibility in the hands of people who know how to give customers an experience they won’t find anywhere else,” he says.

Pins and needles

Space
Yes, this basement – the same one where you saw your little cousin’s shitty DIY punk band play. Only now, the seedy cave looks more like a luxurious version of your parents’ or grandparents’ old basement with wood paneling and shag carpet. Pins rattle in the background of the 25-seat living room of vintage and second-hand plush armchairs and leather sofas.

On the ’70s vinyl wall (hence the needle in the name), James Taylor watches over the eight walk-in stools of the custom-built lighted stone bar built by contractor Kevin Burrows. Dennis Tvdrik served as project manager and led the design and decor, though Trainer’s signature style inspired the place, says Hajde.

“It’s kind of like a time portal,” Hajde explains. “When you go downstairs to go bowling, it’s like the 1960s. The upstairs music room is kind of like the 90s, and I was like it would be really cool if we could do something which was very 70s.”

Pins and needles

The drinks
On the other side a menu of 19 cocktails, Pins & Needles brings the Cloak-&-Dagger ethos to a line of precision-crafted ’70s classic cocktails ($10). Mai Tais, Blue Hawaiis and Painkillers provide a tiki vibe, while Manhattans, Negronis and Martinis hark back to the days of liquid lunch. But a bit of education is to be had in rarer offerings like the Harvey Wallbanger with vodka, Galliano liqueur and orange juice, and Grasshopper with creme de menthe, creme de cacao and cream. Daddy’s beers such as Hamm’s ($3) and Stroh’s ($3) round out the menu and provide a nice affordable twist on the menu. And of course, a bowling alley must have a White Russian.

“Daddy’s beers and craft cocktails are kind of polar opposites,” says Hajde. “But we wanted to perfect the recipes for these 70s classics.”

Stick of pins and needles

The future
Now, before eyes pop out of your hipster heads, Mahall as you know is not dead. Sure, the basement shows are gone, but they were on the way out long before COVID, says Hajde, with just 30 in 2019. The great hall will continue to offer a range of shows from local acts to midrange. Hajde thinks the increased foot traffic will only help the live music program.

“There’s more and more of an integrated crowd,” he says. “They’ll walk around the music room, even if they’re just there for a drink, because they trust the consistency that there will be a band they want to see.”

As for the future, this is far from the last update to the Detroit Avenue entertainment complex. By 2024, Hajde hopes to launch a few other projects that are currently on hold, including one that could solve that “slow summer” problem, when ticket sales and bowling attendance plummet.

“Preservation is still a number one goal for us as we continue to work on the space. It’s an institution,” he says. a destination for everything.”

pins and needles vinyl wall

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Queen Elizabeth + Paddington Bear Rock Queen for Platinum Jubilee https://gogogoairheart.com/queen-elizabeth-paddington-bear-rock-queen-for-platinum-jubilee/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 13:44:50 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/queen-elizabeth-paddington-bear-rock-queen-for-platinum-jubilee/ While Queen Elizabeth II was unable to attend Saturday’s (June 4) concert in her honor as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebration, she made a surprise appearance during Queen’s first set with Adam Lambert. The performance began with pre-recorded footage of the Queen seated inside Buckingham Palace at a small dining table, as the camera […]]]>

While Queen Elizabeth II was unable to attend Saturday’s (June 4) concert in her honor as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebration, she made a surprise appearance during Queen’s first set with Adam Lambert.

The performance began with pre-recorded footage of the Queen seated inside Buckingham Palace at a small dining table, as the camera then cut to a uniformed corps of drums just outside the gates of the palace, drumming out the beats of “We Will Rock You” as a delighted crowd cheered in unison while also waiving small British flags. The camera then switched back to the pre-recorded segment with the revelation of the Queen having dinner with British treasure Paddington Bear as they simultaneously tapped the beat “We Will Rock You” on their respective teacups.

When it came to acting and directing, Queen was in top form. Vocalist Adam Lambert looked formidable, appearing amid choreographed drum corps and the gates of Buckingham Palace behind him, as Roger Taylor’s drums usurped the drum corps. Lambert then walked the track leading to a circular stage surrounding Queen Victoria’s memorial statue in front of Buckingham Palace, with guitarist Brian May finally making his presence felt with a guitar solo above the stage on a platform raised which placed it on a level with some of the figures of statues.

For Queen’s portion of the concert, they performed a trio of songs with “Don’t Stop Me Now” coming on as the crowd sang along with Lambert’s soulful vocals. As the band’s performance ended, a screen behind them showed a slew of archival footage of Queen Elizabeth II over the years.

And to end their set, Queen gave their fitting tribute, ‘We Are the Champions’ as a band of British flags waved over the huge turnout for the show.

Queen and Adam Lambert’s set opened an evening of music and celebration for the 96-year-old monarch, featuring Rod Stewart, Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli, Diana Ross and more. The celebration was held to mark her 70th birthday as Queen. She first achieved the title on February 6, 1952.

Queen Perform at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Party at Buckingham Palace

BBC News reports the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Party

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