The Jesus and Mary Chain to perform ‘Psychocandy’ at Levitation fest in Austin, Texas

The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced the first of hopefully many U.S. performances of their classic 1985 noise-pop debut Psychocandy in the form of an appearance next May at the Austin Psych Fest’s three-day Levitation festival. JAMC will play the album in full on a bill that also features The Flaming Lips, Spiritualized and Primal Scream.

The U.S. appearance, sometime during the May 8-10 weekend, follows a handful of U.K. dates last month plus a newly announced nine-date U.K. run in February. The band previously has promised “2015 will see a year of activity for the 30th anniversary of Psychocandy.”

Tickets for the Austin, Texas, festival are available now:

See the Mary Chain’s announced Psychocandy dates below:

Feb. 16: Guild of Students, Liverpool, UK
Feb. 17: O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
Feb. 18: O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
Feb. 21: U.E.A., Norwich, UK
Feb. 22: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Feb. 23: Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK
Feb. 25: The Institute, Birmingham, UK
Feb. 26: O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
Feb. 27: The Great Hall, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
May 8-10: Levitation Festival, Austin, Texas, USA

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POUND OF FLESH Featuring Ex-MINISTRY Keyboardist Darrell James Release New Album “Pills” via WuLi Record

Chicago, IL alt-electronic hard rock group POUND OF FLESH are pleased to announce the release of their latest album Pills via WuLi Records. Mixing an intense and raw electronic sound with heavy, clean production, Pills is both a great follow-up to 2012’s singular counterpart Pill, as well as a perfect introduction to POF’s sound for new fans. This is the band’s first release via WuLi Records and INgrooves Music Group, and can be ordered here via iTunes.

Listen to new music from Pills here via ReverbNation.

Recorded at Paragon and Drakeraven studios, the album was produced by POF vocalist and lead programmer Darrell James (formerly of Ministry and Revolting Cocks) and keyboardist Steven McIntosh, and was mastered by Doug McBride at Gravity Studios in Chicago.

“I’m very proud of Pills, and it’s the first POF album recorded with a full band,” states Darrell James. “We’ve been working together for over two years with almost the same line-up and I couldn’t have asked for better people and such great musicians to work with. This is what prompted a new set of recordings that appears on Pills—the difference between what was originally written and performed by me and the energy, depth, and drive of the band.”

“POF has always taken an in-your-face approach but with a sense of humor to the music, and Pills is no exception,” adds James. “There have always been aspects of POF that are industrial, but we’ve avoided being pinned into that category. The tracks on Pills have a broad range of influences with a lot of driving beats and dance aspects that allow us to bring energy to the tracks in our own way without losing the melodic elements.”

POUND OF FLESH was formed in the late 90’s, and released their first full-length record in 2000, entitled Red & Black. The album received critical acclaim and support from over 250 radio stations nationwide.

While touring regionally in support of Red & Black, frontman Darrell James was introduced to the legendary Al Jourgenson of Ministry. James was invited by Jourgenson to play keyboards during Ministry’s 2003 “Fornicatour.” Darrell agreed, and was subsequently asked to stay on for their 2004 “Evil Doer” tour. Additionally, Darrell’s keyboard and programming work can be heard on Ministry’s Rantology and Rio Grande Blood as well as the Revolting Cocks’ Cocked and Loaded.

In 2008, Darrell started collaborating with keyboardist Steven McIntosh on new material. After perfecting their sound and recruiting the rest of the current incarnation of the band, POF released their aforementioned 2012 album Pill. This marked the launch of what now exists as POUND OF FLESH.

James adds, “The response to the new material has been great, and we’re ready to play shows in support of it throughout 2015. We have several music videos that are in various stages of planning that we will start shooting soon, and as always, we are writing and working on new material.”

Catch POUND OF FLESH at the Copernicus Center in Chicago, IL on January 11, 2015. For more info, visit

To learn more about POUND OF FLESH, please visit these websites:

Darrell James Vocals and programming
Steven McIntosh Keyboards
Alan Stehman Guitars
Jack Curylo Bass Guitar
Jarek “Jerry” Lukomski Drums

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ACE FREHLEY Set List St. Charles IL 11/229/2014 and Upcoming Covers AlbumThanks to Bob Hoeksema

Thanks to Bob Hoeksema

Rip it out
Gimme a Feelin
Love Gun
Space Invader
King of the Night Time World
Bass Solo
Strange Ways
Rock Soldiers
New York Groove
Shock Me
2 Young to Die
Rocket Ride

Detroit Rock City
Cold Gin

ACE FREHLEY Talks Upcoming Covers Album: ‘That’s Going To Be Another Fun Record For Me’
During a brand new interview with 100% Rock Magazine, Ace Frehley was asked if he would ever consider re-recording some of his old KISS songs. “Sure,” he replied. “I mean, my next album for [label] eOne Music here in the States is going to be all covers and remakes, so, yeah, absolutely, I’m re-recording some KISS tracks. I believe I’m going to be doing ‘Parasite’; I’m not sure which other ones, you know, and some covers that I’ve always wanted to do that I haven’t done. So, that’s going to be a fun record. I’m going to get a lot of different guest stars to play with me on these tracks. And it’s going to be a much easier record than this last one ['Space Invader'] because I don’t have to write solos, and I don’t have to write lyrics because they’re already set. So, that’s going to be another fun record for me, and I’m looking forward to that, you know, start tracking it out in between tours and whatnot.”

Frehley also spoke about the making of “Space Invader”, his first solo album in five years, which sold around 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart.

“I still listen to the album and hear stuff that I don’t even remember doing,” he said. “I was having such a good time recording this record that a lot of it just came real easy. You know, the lyrics and the solos just kind of flowed out of me. I had a lot of fun doing it, and, you know, a lot of the reviews have said that it’s a fun album, it’s a feel-good record, and I’m really happy for that, because I was having fun, and it seems to have come through on the tracks, and that’s a good feeling.”

Some of the musicians that are expected to guest on Frehley’s upcoming collection of covers and remakes are Lita Ford, Slash (GUNS N’ ROSES) and Mike McCready (PEARL JAM).

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All I Want for Christmas Holiday Burlesque Spectacular starring Michelle L’amour

All I want for Christmas Holiday Burlesque Spectacular starring Michelle L’amour – the gift that unwraps itself – and the world famous Chicago Starlets, hosted by Victoria DeVille.

Michelle L’amour’s holiday burlesque shows have become a tradition in Chicago over the last decade. And now, for the second year in a row, as a holiday gift to you – YOU PICK THE SHOW!

That’s right. You pick the acts the girls will perform and they’ll unwrap them live before your very eyes. Just go to and vote on what you’d like to see, then come to the show and see the show you helped design. It’s the only burlesque show like it in the world. Bring a friend. They’ll thank you.

Tickets $23.00 go to to purchase.

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