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Coral Skies Festival Hits Florida This Weekend

Coral Skies Festival

Last year, we were treated to a very similar Alt-Rock festival in the Sunshine State, at the time known as The Coastline Festival, and it was a can’t miss event. This weekend, we get a chance to catch the 2014 incarnation.

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It was a fantastic event, featuring great alternative rock, killer food trucks and an excellent beer garden.  Check out our review here: Coastline Festival 2013

Sadly, we’re tied up on the East Coast this weekend, so we’ll miss the festivities, nut if you are anywhere near Tampa or West Palm Beach, you need to make sure you attend this, and it won’t break the bank with tickets as low as $30.00.

The 2014 Line-Up Highlights

Good Graeff (Sunrise Stage, noon)
Wild Cub (Sunrise Stage, 1:55)
Bombay Bicycle Club ( Scion Stage, 2:35)
Tokyo Police Club (Sunrise Stage, 3:15)
Bleachers (Scion Stage, 3:55)
Manchester Orchestra (Sunrise Stage, 6:55)
Cage The Elephant (Scion Stage, 9:40)

See the full schedule here: Set Times



Noel Gallagher Announces New Album Details

Noel Gallagher Shares Details on Chasing Yesterday

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Today, October 13th, Noel Gallagher announced the completion and release date of the brand new Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds album, Chasing Yesterday. The announcement was made during a live Q&A streamed on Facebook and hosted by BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitt.  Chasing Yesterday will be released on March 3rd.

The first single from the album, ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’ will be released on November 17th digitally and on limited edition 7 inch vinyl with B side entitled ‘Do The Damage.’ Today, you can catch a video version below.

From the press release:

Chasing Yesterday marks a new chapter and sound for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. It’s the first album to be produced as well as written by Noel and features a much broader array of instrumentation than ever before; the result is a rich, expansive and multi-layered record, drawing from a range of disparate influences – from west coast rock to classic rock’n’roll and even some space jazz (!) – whilst still being very obviously a completely cohesive body of work. On producing the album, Noel said:

“It was a major pain in the arse. It’s not that I’ve ever had people telling me what to write or what direction to go in, but managing sessions from one end of the week to the other proved extremely difficult. I had all these people looking at me and saying: ‘right, what are we doing today?’ I was making the whole thing up as I went along.”

The first single to be taken from the album will be, ‘In The Heat Of The Moment.’ This hypnotic track was inspired by a documentary in which an astronaut said that going into space for the first time feels like touching the face of God. “If that’s not an opening line for a song I don’t know what is” said Mr Gallagher.

The beautiful opening track ‘Riverman’ is an expansive song with several guitar and saxophone solos. Noel said of the track:

“We made a demo of Riverman and we knew it was amazing,” “And then I was listening to [sax-laden one-hit wonder from 1974] Pinball by Brian Protheroe and thought: Shall I actually get a saxophone player? And what if I get him to play not one but two solos? I know I’m going to be accused of sax crimes. But fuck it. There’s nobody to tell me not to do it. And when you listen to that saxophone, please, don’t think about the guy from Spandau Ballet.”

The record’s emotional closer, ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’ sees Johnny Marr join with Noel on guitar duties.

“I tried to get him to play on the last album but it never happened,” said Gallagher. “So when I put this track together and knew he would be perfect for it I called him and asked if I could send him the rough mix. He said: ‘No, I don’t want to hear it. I’m just going to react to it on the day.’ He didn’t even want any pointers. Well, that was brave of him. He just arrived with two guitars and a bag of effects pedals. And I have to say, he’s unbelievable. He’s way up there, on another level to the rest of us. The result is a burst of energy that helped make Mighty I one of the best songs I’ve ever written.”

This album follows the huge success of the double platinum eponymous debut album that has sold 770,000 copies to date in the UK alone, and a live schedule that saw Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds visit 32 countries and play 143 shows over a 15 month touring period.

Album track listing:
1. Riverman
2. In The Heat Of The Moment
3. The Girl With X-Ray Eyes
4. Lock All The Doors
5. The Dying Of The Light
6. The Right Stuff
7. While The Song Remains The Same
8. The Mexican
9. You Know We Can’t Go Back
10. Ballad Of The Mighty I

The Who Celebrate The Big 5-0 With Tour

The Who are Headed to Florida

Our favorite Glaswegians have put together an interesting video for “Magazine,” the latest single release from their fantastic 2013 release Later …When The TV Turns To Static.

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They are one of the iconic rock bands in history, and after five decades of on-again off-again touring, they are hitting the road again in honor of their 50th year!

The tour will also support their new Greatest Hits release, The Who Hits 50! The GReatest Hits collection will feature a wide arrange of tracks, including some selections from their pre-Who days.

The tour news? They kcik off the US leg of the tour in April and then proceed to hit 40 cities in the US and Canada. Great news for us Floridians as the get the show started in Tampa, then hit Miami and Jacksonville.

Tour Dates
April 15 – Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena
April 17 – Miami, Fla., AmericanAirlines Arena
April 19 – Jacksonville, Fla., Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
April 21 – Raleigh, N.C., PNC Arena
April 23 – Duluth, Ga., The Arena At Gwinnett Center
April 27 – Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center
April 29 – Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
May 2 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
May 5 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
May 7 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center
May 9 – Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center
May 11 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
May 13 – Rosemont, Ill., Allstate Arena
May 15 – Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena
May 17 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
May 20 – Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 22 – Atlantic City, N.J., Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
May 24 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
May 26 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center
May 30 – Queens, N.Y., Forest Hills Stadium
Sept. 14 – San Diego, Calif., Valley View Casino Center
Sept. 16 – Anaheim, Calif., Honda Center
Sept. 19 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
Sept. 21 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
Sept. 23 – Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena
Sept. 25 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center
Sept. 27 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center
Sept. 29 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
Oct. 1 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome
Oct. 3 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place
Oct. 6 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SaskTel Sports Centre
Oct. 8 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre
Oct. 10 – Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center
Oct. 13 – Milwaukee, Wis., BMO Harris Bradley Center
Oct. 15 – Chicago, Ill., United Center
Oct. 17 – Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
Oct. 19 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
Oct. 21 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
Oct. 23 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center
Oct. 25 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
Oct. 27 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
Oct. 29 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden
Nov. 1 – Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
Nov. 4 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center

Glasvegas Releases New Video for Magazine

Glasvegas Debuts Magazine Video

Our favorite Glaswegians have put together an interesting video for “Magazine,” the latest single release from their fantastic 2013 release Later …When The TV Turns To Static.

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The lyrics on this album are always poignant and on “Magazine” a song about false Gods, it is no different. And, fortunately, for your viewing pleasure, they are provided for you on this lyric video.

Check out our earlier review of Later …When The TV Turns To Static

James Allan, Glasvegas song-writer, guitarist, vocalist and frontman, says “the song is about the things we believe in, religion and media, idols and Gods and yet what people are looking for is inside themselves already.”

M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold Shares Wisdom

M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold Shares Wisdom

M. Shadows is the talented frontman from Avenged Sevenfold, one of the pre-eminent hard rock artists on the planet. He’s a talented vocalist and show man for one of the most passionate fan bases around.

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In a few weeks, M. Shadows makes a special guest appearance on Renman Live. Renman is one of the most popular music industry mentoring sites on the internet, and boasts a long history of fantastic guests. He’ll be on line live on Wednesday, October 22 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

More info from their press release:

LOS ANGELES – Renman Music & Business, the music industry mentoring website founded by longtime industry veteran Steve Rennie (aka “Renman”), will broadcast the next episode of its Renman Live web show on Wednesday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m. PDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT with special guest M. Shadows, vocalist for multi-platinum hard rock group, Avenged Sevenfold. M. Shadows will join Renman to talk about Avenged Sevenfold, its new video game project “Hail To the King-Deathbat” and his life in music. Tune in live on at: to join the conversation.

“People ask me all the time how you learn the music biz,” said Rennie. “Simple. Hang out with smart people.

“On my web show, Renman Live, I’ve been lucky to have had some of the smartest, most talented people in the music biz join me to share their stories, insights and advice with aspiring artists and music pros who are dreaming of doing something big on their own and need some inspiration and direction. If you are interested in the music biz, watching an episode of Renman Live is the next best thing to sitting on the couch with me and my guests.”

Guests who have appeared on Renman Live include Nate Reuss (FUN.), Pretty Lights, Brandon Boyd (Incubus), Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), Grouplove, Paul Tollett (Founder, Coachella), Charles Attal (Founder, Lollapalooza), Kevin Lyman (Founder, Warped Tour), Troy Carter (Manager, John Mayer), Richard Griffiths (Manager, One Direction), Pat Magnarella (Manager, Green Day), Tom Corson (President, RCA), Mike Caren (President A&R, Warner Bros), Aaron Bay-Schuck (A&R Exec, Bruno Mars), Jeff Castelaz (President, Elektra Records) and many more.

Over the last 36 years, Renman Music & Business mastermind, Steve Rennie, has become one of the most successful and respected professionals in today’s music business. He has amassed a broad swath of experience as a concert promoter (Sr. VP Avalon Attractions now Live Nation 1984-1990), record company executive (Sr. VP GM Epic Records 1994-1998), internet entrepreneur (ArtistDirect 1998-2000) and artist manager (Incubus 1998-2014). Now, he is dedicating himself to mentoring this next generation of artists and music pros who will shape the music industry of the future.

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Gavin Degraw Shares New Video

Check Out New Music From Gavin DeGraw

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Gavin Degraw has quickly became one of the country’s pre-eminent singer-songwriters, and he’s about to release his greatest hits, Finest Hour, The Best of Gavin DeGraw. The album comes out on October 21st, but in the meantime, he’s released his latest video.

Check out the video for “Fire,” directed by Mark Seliger & Barney Miller. Personally, I really dig the song, but not too crazy about the video.

Foxing Reveals North American Tour


Foxing Announce Fall N. America Tour Dates

He is the face and the inspiration behind Live, and their seminal 1995 album Throwing Copper, and one hell of an entertaining performer, and shortly, we’ll be able to catch him performing the album live acoustically.

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Foxing are about to set out on a two and a half month tour that will find them circumnavigating the entire country, including three October dates in Florida.  The Missouri quintet hit the road tonight, and run straight through mid-December.

In October, they tour with Brand New and Cymbals Eat Guitars, including their three stops in Florida (see dates below).  Later on during their tour, they tag-up with Modern Baseball to a run of  co-headlining shows with Gates.

Foxing released a new version of their debut full-length The Albatross via Triple Crown Records this past summer.  Freshly remixed and remastered, this new version of The Albatross takes the swelling, orchestral, starkly personal album to new heights.  Never ones to sit still, the band also created, directed and filmed videos for two of the tracks on the album, including the emotional and powerful ballad “The Medic.”

Producer and mixing engineer Ryan Wasoba explains of the band’s decision to remix and remaster the record, “”By the time we started mixing, most songs had well over 100 tracks. While there was no exact rush to release The Albatross, we did not have the luxury to let the record sit for a few weeks and come back to it with fresh ears. I wasn’t able to listen objectively until after the album was mastered and released.”  Continues bassist Josh Coll, “Because of time, money and other issues that plague recording, we weren’t able to dedicate all the attention to the mix and mastering that it deserved. Once we signed with Triple Crown we’re able to revisit everything. It was a delicate process of cleaning up and bringing out certain qualities in the record that were already there. I think it sounds wonderful.”

Tour Dates:
10/07/14 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s*
10/08/14 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Underworld*
10/09/14 – Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen* w/ Kevin Devine
10/10/14 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft*
10/11/14 – Annadale-on-Hudson, NY @ Bard College*
10/12/14 – Richmond, VA – The National $
10/13/14 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel $
10/14/14 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars
10/15/14 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle $
10/16/14 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium $
10/17/14 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre $
10/18/14 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center $
10/19/14 – Austin, TX -Stubb’s $
10/20/14 – Shreveport, LA – Bear’s on Fairfield
10/21/14 – Birmingham, AL – Iron CIty Live $
10/22/14 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford $
10/24/14 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando $
10/25/14 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach $
10/26/14 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing $
10/28/14 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues $
10/29/14 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte $
10/30/14 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva $
10/31/14 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST
11/03/14 – Memphis, TN @ Carcosa
11/11/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater^
11/12/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room^
11/13/14 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot^
11/14/14 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop^
11/15/14 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge^
11/16/14 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater^
11/18/14 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater^
11/19/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock^
11/20/14 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder#
11/21/14 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Lounge#
11/22/14 – Vancouver, BC @ 333#
11/23/14 – Portland, OR @ Slabtown#
11/24/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Submission Art Space#
11/25/14 – Los Angeles @ Jewel’s Catch One#
11/26/14 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction#
11/28/14 – Tempe, AZ @ 51 West#
11/29/14 – Albuquerque, NM @The Gasworks#
12/01/14 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom w/ Listener
12/11/14 – Philadelphia, PA @Theater of Living Arts^
12/12/14 – New York NY @ Gramercy Theater^
12/13/14 – Hamden, CT @ The Space^
12/14/14 – Boston, MA @ The Paradise Rock Club^
12/15/14 – New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg^

* = w/ Into It. Over It. & KittyHawk
$ = w/ Brand New & Cymbals Eat Guitars
^ = w/ Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Crying, Somos
# = w/ Gates

Ed Kowalczyk – Throwing Copper Live Acoustic

Kowalczyk. Photo credit Douglas Sonders
Kowalczyk. Photo credit Douglas Sonders

Live’s Ed Kowalczyk To Honor Throwing Copper

He is the face and the inspiration behind Live, and their seminal 1995 album Throwing Copper, and one hell of an entertaining performer, and shortly, we’ll be able to catch him performing the album live acoustically.

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Ed Kowalczyk, the legendary songwriter and former lead-singer of Live is hitting the road in support of the album’s 20th Anniversary.  The Throwing Copper Unplugged – 20th Anniversary Tour is already mapped through the East Coast and Midwest (no Florida dates yet)  and will be a can’t miss event this Winter.

Throwing Copper is one of the defining albums of the 1990’s and is absolutely packed with rock music masterpieces. “Stripped back, intimate and disarming, Ed Kowalczyk will appear onstage with a new unplugged production, some of rock’s most profound anthems and the voice that has attracted legions of fans for more than two decades.”

Live are one of the pre-eminent Alternative rock bands in history, and the driving force behind the band was clearly Kowalczyk.  They sold more than 20 million albums and have toured the world numerous times.  And, since leaving the band, Kowalczyk has continued to make music and tour, always putting on an engaging, entertaining show.  On this tour, you can expect to hear some of alternative rock’s most iconic hits, including “Lightning Crashes”, “I Alone”, “Selling the Drama”, “The Dolphin’s Cry”, “Overcome” and “Heaven.” 

“For his newest creative offering, the Throwing Copper Unplugged – 20th Anniversary Tour, Kowalczyk will perform a breathtaking acoustic set that celebrates the 20th anniversary of this seminal Live album, along with a few surprises. “I’m so excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Throwing Copper in this new unplugged production”, Ed says. “Fans can expect to see and hear me like never before!”

We caught Kowalczyk last year, and he puts on a fantastic show, as you can see here” Velvet Sessions Concert Review.  Having a chance to witness him playing these legendary tracks in an acoustic setting should just ratchet that experience up a notch.

Throwing Copper Unplugged – 20th Anniversary Tour
Wed-Feb-04 The Center for the Arts Natick, MA
Thu-Feb-05 Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River, MA
Fri-Feb-06 Flying Monkey Perf. Center Plymouth, NH
Sat-Feb-07 The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
Thu-Feb-12 City Winery New York, NY
Fri-Feb-13 City Winery New York, NY
Sun-Feb-15 Boulton Ctr for the Perf. Arts Bay Shore, NY
Fri-Feb-20 Rams Head On Stage Annapolis, MD
Sun-Feb-22 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Tue-Feb-24 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Wed-Feb-25 Pasant Theatre at The Wharton Ctr E. Lansing, MI
Fri-Feb-27 Blueberry Hill – Duck Room St. Louis, MO
Sat-Feb-28 City Winery Chicago, IL
Sun-Mar-01 City Winery Chicago, IL
Mon-Mar-02 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN