Jay Trainer is on the rise
Bay Area indie darlings Jay Trainer Band are about to release a new self-titled EP. The EP, which is the six-song precursor to the upcoming full-length, is a mix of stark lyrics and thick guitar riffs that is jam influenced, while simultaneously rooted in classic rock and the blues.
Drawing from vintage tones, Trainer transports us back to the classic blues and rock of the late 60s while at the same time crafting a sound that is modern, relevant and fresh.
Check out a track from the upcoming EP here.Get Jay Trainer Band tickets here
Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell to release new album
Ex-Belle And Sebastien songstress Isobel Campbell and Alt-Rock cult hero Mark Lanegan have announced their second album collaboration together, entitled Hawk. The duo will be touring in support of the album, which is set to be released August 24th in the U.S.Get tickets here
Nick Cave's Grinderman announce U.S. Tour
Nick Cave's high-energy garage punk outfit Grinderman has announced a full-fledged world tour in support of their upcoming release, Grinderman 2.
Cave has also been reportedly drafted to write the screenplay for a remake of the 90's cult classic film The Crow.Get Grinderman Tickets Here
Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez: New Idol judges?
The announcement comes out Monday August 2nd, but it's been strongly rumored that Aerosmith front-man Steve Tyler and pop diva Jennifer Lopez will be replacing departing judges Simon Cowell and Ellen Degeneres. This announcement comes hot on the heels of Cowell announcing his departure, followed by Degeneres sticking to her promise to not remain a judge without Cowell.Aerosmith on Thrillcall
Rolling Stones to call it quits?
It's been rumored that The Rolling Stones will be calling it quits after their slated 2011-2012 tour. According to an anonymous tipster, the Stones would like to bow out at the top of their game, so as to not short-change their fans and give them one last good round of shows while they still can.
The rumors have been speculated about wildly as of late, with denials that retirement is on the horizon coming from Entertainment Weekly and other sources from around the globe.The Rolling Stones on Thrillcall
Gorillaz announce first Live World Tour
Gorillaz , the animated brainchild of Blur's Damon Albarn and cartoonist Jamie Hewlett have announced their first real live World Tour in support of the album Plastic Beach. The U.S. leg of the tour will begin in October, with dates to be announced shortly.Gorillaz tour dates and tickets
Filter Magazine announces first "Culture Collide Festival"
Filter Magazine has announced it's first (of what they hope to be many) "Culture Collide Festival" in Los Angeles. Set over 4 days in October, the 7th through the 10th, the festival will present a myriad of up and coming artists that will be groups to keep a close eye on in the coming months.
So far announced for the festival are: Black Lips, Klaxons, Monotonix, Casiokids, Phantogram, The Besnard Lakes, The Boxer Rebellion, Voxhaul Broadcast, Suuns, Land Of Talk, We Barbarians, and Amusement_Parks_On_Fire. Check out the Klaxons page on ThrillCall for the $20 wristband that gets you into all the shows!Get your wristband now!
Klaxons announce U.S. tour dates, release new video
British rave-punks The Klaxons are set to release their sophomore effort, entitled Surfing The Void, via Polydor on August 23rd. They have also just revealed a new video for the first single off the album, Echoes. A full U.S. tour is slated for September and October, ending with the first annual Filter Magazine Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles.Get Klaxons tickets here!