Jane’s Addiction, Devo Set to Headline CBGB Festival in New York


‘Hardcore Devo Live’ will have its world premiere at the film festival along with 30th anniversary screening of ‘This Is Spinal Tap’

SOURCE: Rolling Stone

The 3rd Annual CBGB Music & Film Festival will return to New York on October 8th through 12th with a wide array of bands that includes Devo, Surfer Blood and Jane’s Addiction, the latter of whom will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their breakthrough debut LP Nothing’s Shocking by performing the album in its entirety. Macy Gray, Robert DeLong, We Are Scientists and dozens more artists are also on the bill, which will take place in a variety of venues throughout New York City and Brooklyn. For all the details and ticketing information, check out the CBGB festival site.

In addition to the music, the CBGB Festival will also feature a ton of music-inspired cinematic offerings. Hardcore Devo Live will have its world premiere at the fest, while The Winding Stream, a documentary focusing on the two music family dynasties The Carters and the Cashes, will also screen.

Also on the slate is Like Sunday Like Rain, which stars Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong as a struggling musician who becomes the guardian of a musical prodigy. Since 2014 is also the 30th anniversary of This Is Spinal Tap, the film fest will pay tribute to that beloved mockumentary by opening with the Rob Reiner classic.

Last year’s CBGB Festival featured performances by My Morning Jacket and Grizzly Bear. Each event for this year’s fest will be individually priced beginning at $10.

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Aahh! Fest: Common, Lupe Fiasco, De La Soul, MC Lyte, and more Union Park, 9/21, 10 AM, all-ages.

Casey Abrams Trio City Winery, 10/6, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/4, noon.

Augustana Park West, 11/10, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/5, 10 AM.

Kevin Barnes Schubas, 11/21, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/5, noon.

Belphegor, Rotting Christ Reggie’s Rock Club, 9/29, 6 PM.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy City Winery, 10/12, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/2, noon.

Big D & the Kids Table Subterranean, 10/3, 8 PM.

Birds of Chicago, Black Lillies Lincoln Hall, 10/29, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/5, noon.

Blind Boys of Alabama City Winery, 12/11, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/4, noon.

Busdriver, Milo Schubas, 10/26, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/5, noon.

Michelle Chamuel Lincoln Hall, 12/15, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/5, 8 PM.

Daley Thalia Hall, 11/21, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/5, 10 AM.

Bob Dylan & His Band Cadillac Palace Theatre, 11/8-10, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 9/6, 10 AM.

Elder Reggie’s Rock Club, 10/31, 7:30 PM.

Fauntleroys City Winery, 10/2, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/4, noon.

Sammy Figueroa & Glaucia Nasser City Winery, 10/16, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/4, noon.

Flyleaf Subterranean, 10/21, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 9/5, 10 AM.

Sallie Ford, Crooked Fingers Empty Bottle, 11/6, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/5, 10 AM.

Gorgon City Double Door, 10/11, 8:30 PM, on sale Thu 9/4, noon.

Hoodie Allen, Chiddy Bang Riviera Theatre, 11/26, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/5, 10 AM.

Jaill Empty Bottle, 11/5, 9 PM.

Jerry Joseph Martyrs’, 10/23, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/5, 10 AM.

Lagwagon, Swingin’ Utters Bottom Lounge, 11/21, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/5, noon.

Led Zeppelin 2 House of Blues, 12/31, 10 PM, on sale Fri 9/5, 10 AM.

Left Lane Cruiser Reggie’s Music Joint, 12/31, 7 PM.

Memories Subterranean, 10/23, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/5, 10 AM.

Eric “Monty” Morris Mayne Stage, 10/26, 8 PM.

Muffs Reggie’s Rock Club, 12/31, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/5, noon.

Orchestra of Spheres Beat Kitchen, 10/27, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/5, 10 AM.

Pentagram Reggie’s Rock Club, 10/23, 7 PM.

Run the Jewels, Ratking Metro, 11/22, 9 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/5, noon.

Arturo Sandoval SPACE, Evanston, 11/15, 7 and 9:30 PM, all-ages.

Slipknot, Korn Allstate Arena, Rosemont, 11/28, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/5, 10 AM.

Suicide Machines Reggie’s Rock Club, 10/1, 7:30 PM.

Trentemoller Park West, 11/16, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 9/5, 10 AM.

Usher United Center, 11/17, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Mon 9/8, 10 AM.

Wrekmeister Harmonies Bohemian National Cemetery, 12/6, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 9/5, 10 AM.


Naked Raygun, Mudhoney Double Door, 9/14, 10:30 PM, Thurston Moore canceled, Naked Raygun added.

Twin Shadow Metro, 9/23, 9 PM, postponed until further notice.

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Album Sales Hit Historic Low, Falling Below Four Million Total Units Sold


Additionally, the digital side of the industry is struggling as streaming sites chip away at sales

Ace Frehleys “Space Invader” debuted at #9 on the Billboard charts while only selling around 19,000 units. – az

SOURCE: Rolling Stone By Daniel Kreps

The record industry has just had its worst week in decades. For the first time since Nielsen SoundScan began keeping track in 1991, album sales failed to reach the four-million-sold mark this week, totaling just 3.97 million. The week’s top seller, Wiz Khalifa’s Blacc Hollywood contributed just over 90,000, but after that, the Top 10 featured three other debuting albums that averaged only 31,000 each, Billboard reports. It’s worth noting, though, that this week’s numbers do not include the post-VMA sales bump for many artists. Those will be tallied on next week’s charts.

Falling below the four million mark was inevitable, as sales totaling more than five million records sold have been a rarity so far in 2014. In fact, one of this summer’s biggest sellers was a soundtrack featuring previously available Seventies hits (Guardians of the Galaxy) that sold at the same pace as a Now! compilation. If not for that soundtrack’s surprise success, album sales may have dipped below four million weeks ago. By comparison, during this same week in 2014, album sales totaled 4.88 million.

The music industry has struggled in recent years as consumers have shifted from physical CDs to MP3s, but even the digital side has been hit hard in 2014: Digital album sales are down 11.7 percent for the year, and à la carte downloads are down another 12.8 percent according to Billboard. Illegal downloading has no doubt eroded much of those digital sales, but it’s the emergence of legal streaming sites like Spotify and Pandora that has also chipped away at overall sales. Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” had 544,000 digital sales this week partly because the track isn’t available on Spotify, forcing fans to download the song (or watch it on YouTube, where it has already accrued 46 million views).

While the music industry has struggled to capture even five million units sold per week in 2014, things look slightly more optimistic in the months to come thanks to new releases from bona fide album movers like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Lil Wayne, Foo Fighters and Pink Floyd. Those albums, and Adele’s eventual LP, will help resuscitate things. However, if current trends continue, 2015 promises to be an even gloomier year sales wise for the music companies.

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DOPE Signs European Deal With STEAMHAMMER/SPV

Chicago industrial metal outfit DOPE has inked a deal with Steamhammer/SPV for the European territory. The band’s new album, “Blood Money”, will be released in the spring of 2015.

Comments Steamhammer A&R representative Georg Schröder: “We are proud to release the upcoming DOPE album within Europe.

“Since their album ‘Group Therapy’, which was released in 2003, this band is one of my absolute faves when it comes to industrial metal! Therefore, it is a pleasure for us to bring the new album, ‘Blood Money’, to Europe.”

DOPE’s music video for the track “Selfish” can be seen below. Directed by DOPE mainman Edsel Dope, this is the first music clip the band has unleashed to the masses in five years.

The new digital-only single “Selfish” will be available through Steamhammer/SPV within Europe on September 12.

“Very excited to begin sharing new DOPE music with our fans,” says Edsel Dope.

“DOPE is returning with a vengeance after a five-year hiatus that concluded after touring alongside BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and SEVENDUST following the release of the bands fifth album, ‘No Regrets’. Edsel continues, “These are some of our most punishing works to date.”

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist’s EMIGRATE: ‘Silent So Long’ Album Details Revealed

EMIGRATE, the side project of RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, will release its sophomore album, “Silent So Long”, on October 21 via Spinefarm. The CD, which was produced by the EMIGRATE bandmembers themselves and mixed in February/March by Ben Grosse (MARILYN MANSON, DISTURBED), features guest appearances by Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD), Jonathan Davis (KORN), Marilyn Manson, Canadian born Berlin-dweller Peaches, and Frank Dellé from chart-topping German collective SEEED.

As with the debut, Kruspe adds to his guitar playing/songwriting duties by stepping up to the mic.

“I didn’t write the songs with specific guests in mind,” explains Kruspe, “I just thought who would do the best job on this or that track, and the final performances were everything I was hoping for. You know, I’ve had about five moments in my music career when I’ve been left smiling like a child — one was when RAMMSTEIN sold out New York’s Madison Square Garden in 20 minutes (2010), but the last one was hearing Lemmy on tape. It just sounds fucking great! I wrote him a really long message and he came back, ‘Alright!’ Fantastic!”

For Kruspe, still firmly ensconced within the RAMMSTEIN ranks, EMIGRATE has never been a side or a solo project. Preferring to tap into the energy of a team, and looking to revive the collaborative spirit of the East German punk scene he grew from, the guitarist has always put value on those around him, and this time — in addition to the existing personnel of guitarist/producer Olson Involtini and bassist/co-conspirator Arnaud Giroux — he’s joined by drummers Mikko Sirén (APOCALYPTICA) and Joe Letz (COMBICHRIST).

While “Emigrate” saw Kruspe, a restless creative spirit, proving that he could take on a new set of challenges, the follow-up adds fresh layers in terms of invention, emotion and contemporary sheen, with Margaux Bossieux — previously of New York punk band DIRTY MARY — providing telling backing vocals throughout; crafted with care in Kruspe’s own Berlin studio plus the old radio building on the city’s Nalepa Street, the latter enhanced by an extra control room’s worth of gear (!), “Silent So Long” is another bold step forward, with both music and (English) lyrics showing no desire to be corralled, and Kruspe the guitarist happy to let rip where the music demands.

Says Kruspe: “For me, it was important to reach a new level of songwriting, singing and production, and I can honestly say we made it.”

“Silent So Long” track listing:

01. Eat You Alive (featuring Frank Dellé)
02. Get Down (featuring Peaches)
03. Rock City (featuring Lemmy Kilmister)
04. Hypothetical
05. Rainbow
06. Born On My Own
07. Giving Up
08. My Pleasure
09. Happy Times
10. Faust
11. Silent So Long (featuring Jonathan Davis)

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