First album from Hole in 12 years released today
After numerous hiatuses, media feuds, and overall trainwreckery, Courtney Love and Co. are back with their first offering in 12 years since Celebrity Skin, entitled Nobody's Daughter. Weathering everything from celebrity breakups, intense media scrutiny, and child custody battles, it would seem this record would be torn straight from the headlines of the life of Courtney Love herself. You'd be right.
Exploring such topics such as abandonment from parents (the title track), drugs (Loser Dust), and money problems (Never Go Hungry), the album reads like a summary of Love's life for the last several years. Hole will be embarking on a tour (with an all-new lineup supporting Ms. Love) to support the album this spring and summer.Get tickets for Hole shows
Just announced: Holy Ghost on tour with LCD Soundsystem
It has just been announced that NYC dance-punk duo Holy Ghost will be accompanying LCD Soundsystem for the majority of their upcoming tour, including jaunts up and down both coasts and some Canadian dates as well. This all comes in preparation/support of their upcoming May 18th release, Static On The Wire, via James Murphy's (frontman of LCD Soundsystem) DFA label.Holy Ghost and LCD Soundsystem tickets
Bret Michaels in hospital in critical condition
Singer and reality television star Bret Michaels is in critical condition after suffering from a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Doctors will continue to hold him in the ICU as further tests are run.Bret Michaels on ThrillCall
New Carrie Underwood Shows
Carrie Underwood added new tour dates to her "Play on Tour" through the end of 2010. She will perform over 100 shows throughout the U.S. and Canada through the end of the year since launching her “Play On Tour” on March 11. Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia will appear this fall as special guests. Tickets for the newly announced fall dates will go on sale beginning Saturday, April 24th at 10am.
Carrie Underwood will be donating 36 cents of every ticket sold for the fall tour dates to Save the Children’s United States Programs. Carrie Underwood is a five-time Grammy Award winner, a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the 2009 Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, and three-time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist winner.Find Carrie's concerts near you.
R.I.P. Guru of Gang Starr
The music world lost another pioneer today. Guru of hip-hop group Gang Starr succumbed to a year-long battle with cancer. Guru was most noted for fusing Hip-Hop and Jazz in the early 90's, working with such Jazz greats at Branford Marsalis and Ronny Jordan.Gang Starr on Thrillcall
Secret Cities: throwback while looking forward
Heavily influenced by the 60's Beach Boys sound, Secret Cities (formerly known as White Foliage) hail from Fargo, North Dakota. Mixing Brian Wilson's seminal sound with other elements of pop, psychedelia, and more modern electro, Secret Cities makes a precariously seamless blend of multiple styles.
A chance meeting with their main influence, Mr. Brian Wilson himself, heavily guided the direction of their debut album, Pink Graffiti. With a full tour calendar on the horizon, it's very possible this could be the next "it" band.Not so secret anymore
Die Antwoord: Overnight Sensation
Die Antwoord came to worldwide prominence almost overnight with their delightfully odd YouTube video for their song Enter The Ninja. With completely insane imagery and a ridiculous back story to boot, Die Antwoord have already scored meetings with David Lynch, a deal with Interscope Records, and a slot at this year's Coachella Music Festival.
Consisting of Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er, and DJ Hi-Tek, Die Antwoord are part of a genre of South-African hip-hop known as Zef Rap (the South African equivalent of White Trash). Ninja has been a prominent member of the South African hip-hop community for years, undertaking different stage personas with every project.
You Say Party! We Say Die! bids farewell to drummer.
Devon Clifford, drummer of Canadian dance-punk outfit You Say Party! We Say Die! collapsed on stage Friday April 16th at Vancouver's Rickshaw Theater. Suffering from a massive brain hemorrhage, the drummer eventually succumbed and passed away.
YSP! WSD! had been scheduled to tour Europe in the upcoming months, but it is unclear at press time whether they will cancel the tour or continue on in memory of their fallen bandmate.You Say Party! We Say Die! on ThrillCall
R.I.P. Peter Steele of Type O Negative
Peter Steele, lead singer and bass player of the seminal goth-rock band Type O Negative passed away in his sleep this morning. At press time, it was announced the 48-year old from Brooklyn had succumbed to heart failure.
Type O Negative rose to fame in the early-mid 90's, with their controversial goth-rock hits like Black No. 1, Christian Woman, and a cover of Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl.Type O Negative on Thrillcall
Yeasayer: preaching the psychedelic gospel
Since coming onto the scene via 2007's South By Southwest Music Festival, Yeasayer have been turning heads since day one. Shortly after their stint at SXSW, this psychedelic-gospel-pop group created a heavy buzz by touring with MGMT and supporting the likes of Beck on large tours.
After being asked to play Lollapalooza, the group went back in the studio to record their follow-up effort, Odd Blood. Since it's release, Odd Blood has been greeted by warm critical reception, as well as rabid consumption by fans.
A full U.S. tour is already in progress for the band, who show no sign of slowing down any time soon.Yeasayer tickets