DEVO “Hardcore Live!” on DVD, Blu-ray, CD, and Vinyl coming February 10th

 

“The Hardcore show for DEVO was like relocating a tail you misplaced a lifetime ago.”
- Mark Mothersbaugh

 

LA screening event with Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald V. Casale & Bob Mothersbaugh, Director Keirda Bahruth and Producer Rick Ballard

 

Saturday, January 17 – 7:30 PM
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map

 

DEVO was among the most thought-provoking bands to emerge in the aftermath of punk, but before hits like “Whip It,” they worked in the basements and garages of Akron, Ohio to make raw, unfiltered music that the group called “Hardcore DEVO.”

 

In the summer of 2014, DEVO did ten shows performing these seminal pre-fame songs, created between 1974 and 1977 and rarely played since then. Shot at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California, this exciting concert film captures these groundbreaking artists performing the songs that started it all, interwoven with interviews revealing the history of the band. In total, these 21 oddities serve as a tribute to departed, original DEVO bandmate, Robert “Bob 2″ Casale.

 

A special screening event will be held on Saturday, January 17th at 7:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard – Hollywood, CA 90028). A discussion with director Keirda Bahruth, coproducer Rick Ballard, and DEVO members Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald V. Casale, and Bob Mothersbaugh will follow.

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl7rbDxMyMg

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Stabbing Westward Rises Again As The Dreaming Releases new album titled RISE AGAIN on Metropolis Records

THE DREAMING’s new album Rise Again, which will be released on February 10, 2015 via Metropolis Records, is deliberately pointed in its name. The band, which is a reunion of Stabbing Westward’s founding members Christopher Hall (lead singer) and Walter Flakus (keyboards, programming), makes no attempt to hide their plans. The Dreaming intend to deliver an album that brings back the early Stabbing Westward sound that fans have been asking for.

Although the name Stabbing Westward is now dead and buried (they disbanded in early 2002), Hall and Flakus are ecstatic to return with the intense and haunting music that made them multi-platinum artists. The Dreaming is rounded out with guitarist Carlton Bost (Orgy, Deadsy), bassist Brent Ashley (Static X) and one-time Stabbing Westward drummer Johnny Haro.

Hall and Flakus were renowned for their songwriting during the 1990s, mostly through Stabbing Westward’s massive radio hits, yielding two gold records. A total of six Stabbing Westward songs landed in the Top 25 of the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts, including three in the top ten: “What Do I Have To Do?”, “Save Yourself” and “Shame”. Visually, the band also took advantage of the video world, becoming internationally mainstays on MTV and other music channels . As a testament that their music wasn’t just suited to the studio, the band proved their musical prowess by sharing stages with such luminaries as Depeche Mode, the Sex Pistols, Kiss, Killing Joke, Front 242, Placebo and The Cult.

Emerging from Stabbing Westward’s break-up in 2002, Hall formed The Dreaming and released its debut album Etched in Blood in 2008. After some heady reconciliation, Flakus rejoined his former bandmate and brought the musical partnership back full circle. The resulting album Rise Again reignites spark of their original band, as evidenced in its first single “Alone” which can be found here: www.soundcloud.com/cgibbens-1/sets/the-dreaming-alone/s-F3VHo

Rise Again will be released February 10, 2015 on Metropolis Records. The Dreaming is Christopher Hall (lead vocals), Walter Flakus (keyboards, programming), Carlton Bost (guitars), Brant Ashley (bass) and Johnny Haro (drums).

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS


Amen Dunes Schubas, 4/1, 9 PM, on sale Fri 12/12, noon.

Andrew Jackson Jihad Metro, 3/27, 6 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 12/12, noon.

Anti-Flag Reggie’s Rock Club, 1/31, 7 PM, all-ages.

Asleep at the Wheel City Winery, 3/12, 6 and 9 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 12/11, noon.

Mickey Avalon Bottom Lounge, 1/17, 11 PM, on sale Fri 12/12, noon.

Ryan Beatty Beat Kitchen, 2/22, 5:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Wed 12/10, 10 AM.

Bleachers, Joywave Riviera Theatre, 4/1, 7:30 PM, all-ages.

David Broza City Winery, 3/3, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 12/11, noon.

Bush, Theory of a Dead Man Riviera Theatre, 2/13, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 12/12, 10 AM.

California X Beat Kitchen, 1/22, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 12/12, 10 AM.

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers SPACE, Evanston, 3/22, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 12/13, 11 AM.

Citizen Cope City Winery, 3/19-20, 8 PM; 3/22-24, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 12/11, noon.

Nels Cline, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Glenn Kotche, and Mike Reed Constellation, 2/21, 9:30 PM.

Craft Spells Schubas, 3/19, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 12/12, noon.

Robert Cray Band House of Blues, 3/8, 8 PM, on sale Fri 12/12, 10 AM.

Antje Duvekot SPACE, Evanston, 3/10, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 12/13, 11 AM.

George Ezra Metro, 3/30, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 12/12, noon.

Gates Beat Kitchen, 1/15, 8 PM.

Gov’t Mule, John Scofield Riviera Theatre, 2/27, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 12/12, 10 AM.

Derek Grant Beat Kitchen, 1/24, 8:30 PM.

Grizfolk Schubas, 1/29, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 12/12, noon.

Robyn Hitchcock, Emma Swift SPACE, Evanston, 2/22, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 12/13, 11 AM.

Honeyblood Empty Bottle, 3/5, 9 PM, on sale Fri 12/12, 10 AM.

James Hunter Six City Winery, 4/3-4, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 12/11, noon.
Vijay Iyer Trio Constellation, 3/28-29, 8:30 PM, all-ages.

Jmsn Subterranean, 2/22, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 12/12, noon.

Kalin & Myles House of Blues, 4/3, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 12/12, 11 AM.

Kodaline House of Blues, 5/18, 6:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 12/12, 10 AM.

KRS-One the Shrine, 1/16, 9 PM.

La Dispute, Title Fight Metro, 4/5, 6:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 12/12, noon.

JD McPherson Lincoln Hall, 3/12-13, 9 PM, on sale Fri 12/12, noon.

Marcus Miller SPACE, Evanston, 3/12, 7 and 9:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 12/13, 11 AM.

Misterwives Lincoln Hall, 3/3, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 12/12, noon.

Motionless in White Bottom Lounge, 2/27, 5 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 12/12, 10 AM.

North Mississippi Allstars, Anders Osborne Thalia Hall, 3/6, 8 PM, on sale Fri 12/12, 10 AM.

Nosaj Thing Lincoln Hall, 4/10, 10 PM, on sale Fri 12/12, noon.

Ellis Paul SPACE, Evanston, 4/25, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 12/13, 11 AM.

Pile Beat Kitchen, 4/21, 9 PM.

Retox, Whores Cobra Lounge, 2/28, 9 PM, on sale Fri 12/12, noon.

Tim Reynolds SPACE, Evanston, 2/12, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 12/13, 11 AM.

Saints of Valory Lincoln Hall, 2/22, 8 PM, on sale Fri 12/12, noon.

Bob Schneider SPACE, Evanston, 3/7, 7 and 10 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 12/13, 11 AM.

Slackers Reggie’s Rock Club, 3/21, 6 PM.

Ben Sollee City Winery, 3/5, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 12/11, noon.

Split Single SPACE, Evanston, 2/6, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 12/13, 11 AM.

Livingston Taylor SPACE, Evanston, 2/21, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 12/13, 11 AM.

They Might Be Giants the Vic, 4/17, 9 PM, on sale Fri 12/12, 10 AM, 14+.

Ana Tijoux Thalia Hall, 4/19, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 12/12, 10 AM.

TV on the Radio Metro, 3/23, 9 PM, on sale Fri 12/12, noon.

Twerps Empty Bottle, 4/11, 9 PM.

U2 United Center, 6/24-25, 7:30 PM.

Jessie Ware Metro, 4/6, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on
sale Fri 12/12, noon.

Susan Werner SPACE, Evanston, 3/13, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 12/13, 11 AM.

Emily West Park West, 5/2, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 12/12, 10 AM.
Cheryl Wheeler SPACE, Evanston, 3/28, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 12/13, 11 AM.

Charlie Wilson, Kem, Joe United Center, 2/28, 8 PM, on sale Fri 12/12, 10 AM.

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COAL CHAMBER To Tour North America With FILTER, COMBICHRIST, AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE

COAL CHAMBER will embark on a North American headlining tour in the spring of 2015. Support on the trek — which kicks off on March 6 in Tempe, Arizona and runs through April 12 in Dallas, Texas — will come from FILTER, COMBICHRIST and AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE.

COAL CHAMBER is offering an exclusive VIP Package for every date on the tour. It includes a meet-and-greet with the band, exclusive t-shirt, exclusive poster, souvenir laminate and early entry (where applicable).

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning this Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13.

COAL CHAMBER tour dates with FILTER, COMBICHRIST and AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE:

Mar. 06 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
Mar. 07 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Mar. 08 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Grand
Mar. 09 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Mar. 11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
Mar. 12 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Mar. 13 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Mar. 14 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Mar. 16 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Mar. 17 – Wichita, KS @ The Cottillion
Mar. 18 – Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
Mar. 20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
Mar. 21 – Detroit, MI @ Harpos
Mar. 22 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
Mar. 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
Mar. 25 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Mar. 26 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Mar. 27 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
Mar. 28 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Mar. 29 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Mar. 31 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
Apr. 01 – Hartford, CT @ The Webster
Apr. 02 – Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
Apr. 03 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Apr. 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Apr. 06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Apr. 07 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Apr. 08 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
Apr. 09 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Apr. 10 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Apr. 11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Apr. 12 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live

* No AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE

COAL CHAMBER recently entered Audiohammer studio in Sanford, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to begin recording its comeback album for a tentative early 2015 release via Napalm Records.

Bassist Nadja Peulen returned to COAL CHAMBER in November 2013 following the departure of Canadian musician Chela Rhea Harper, who joined the band in late 2011 and toured with the group for nearly two years.

COAL CHAMBER and SEVENDUST last year took part in a U.S. co-headlining tour. Also appearing on the bill was LACUNA COIL.

COAL CHAMBER rose to prominence with a gold-certified debut album in 1997 that established the group as one of the most promising bands on the then-emerging, so-called “nu metal” scene.

Peulen replaced Foss in 1999 during Rayna’s pregnancy for almost 12 months while the band was on the road supporting its second album, “Chamber Music”. Rayna came back to the band after her pregnancy leave and recorded COAL CHAMBER’s third album, “Dark Days”. Shortly after recording “Dark Days”, Rayna quit the band and Nadja was recruited for the touring cycle that followed the CD’s release. The band broke up during the “Dark Days” tour in 2002 and reunited nine years later.

 

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Is Itching To Play Some Rock Music Again????


Former RAINBOW singer Joe Lynn Turner is continuing to push for a reunion of the classic Ritchie Blackmore-led band that existed from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997, claiming that the ex-DEEP PURPLE guitarist “deserves to go out in a big blaze of glory like the rock guitar icon that he is.”

During an appearance on the latest edition of “Rockin Metal Revival”, Turner said (hear audio below): “I’ve been publicly declaring this for a long time now, and there’s selifish reasons for it in the sense that I believe that Ritchie deserves this. Truly, my best intention is for him. He deserves to go out in a big blaze of glory like the rock guitar icon that he is. He deserves that respect. He’s one of the greats. He created a style that nobody’s touched since. I believe all of the basic alternative and heavy metal [guitarists], they all came down after Blackmore. I can’t even say Jimmy Page. I have to say Blackmore. I can’t say Jeff Beck, I have to say Blackmore with the half steps. The ‘Smoke On The Water’ riff — the fourths and a half step. That’s what everybodys’ doing — variations of those riffs. So he is sort of the founder of all this and he deserves this.”

He continued: “Secondly, I believe that the members of RAINBOW… Ronnie James Dio, especially, God rest his soul, he was a terrific gentleman; I loved Ronnie. And I sing Ronnie’s songs in my sets; I love Ronnie’s songs. I sing everybody’s songs in RAINBOW. Nobody’s really going out there and doing this anymore, and I have absolutely no compunction about singing the full catalog, because it’s respect.”

Turner added: “And thirdly, I think the fans deserve it. Everywhere I go, everybody wants a RAINBOW reunion, and it’s one of the main things they ask me about. So I’m out here sort of championing the cause. I’ve been in touch with Ritchie’s camp. Hopefully we’ll get something a little bit further in the talks in December. But now is the time. 2015. 40th[-anniversary] reunion of RAINBOW. And everybody… promoters alike. I’ve already spoken to Live Nation and I’ve spoken to UMG [Universal Music Group], I’ve spoken to all these people. Everybody’s sitting there waiting for this to happen. All we need is the nod, the nod from Ritchie to say, ‘Yeah, I’m ready to do it.’ I know he’s got a trigger finger itchy to play some rock. And then he can always go back to BLACKMORE’S NIGHT [the renaissance-inspired rock band featuring Ritchie and his wife Candice Night] and enjoy his life comfortably. I know they’ve got two wonderful children now. He’s a different guy than he was, in a sense — in that sense; he’s a family man, now — but at the same time, he’s still Ritchie Blackmore, and he needs to do this. So, fingers crossed.”

After Blackmore’s final departure from DEEP PURPLE in 1993, he resurrected RAINBOW before focusing exclusively on BLACKMORE’S NIGHT.

Asked in a 2005 interview if he could ever see himself returning to the hard rock world, either with a RAINBOW lineup, or with a new project, Ritchie said: “I’m enjoying myself so much with this band [BLACKMORE'S NIGHT] that it’s hard to see that happening. I might think about doing one or two shows with DEEP PURPLE, but their management couldn’t be involved. It wouldn’t be for recording — just for the fans for nostalgia. But we do play some rock in this band so it’s not like I’ve abandoned that genre completely. It’s just that it’s not all we play.”

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PETE BERWICK: SHOW DATES & NEWS

Wishing you all the happiest of holidays and the best in the new year to come. Not too late to order for gift ideas:

Pete Berwick Box Set @ www.peteberwick.net/boxsetspecial.html


Includes: All five CDs and three novels for only $35.95


Pete Berwick Novel Box Set @ www.peteberwick.net/novelboxset.html


Includes all three novels–THE BAR SINGER-THE WRITER-THE MAN WHO KILLED GOD FIVE CDS @ www.peteberwick.net/buycds.html


Priced from $5-$8.00

NEW GLARUS DEBUT Saturday Dec. 13th

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