Senin, 26 Juli 2010

Motorcity Special #2 - Sat 7/31

Motorcity Special #2 - Sat 7/31 - Crofoot Pike Room

Get your hands on some Detroit wax on July 31st!

Saturday July 31st 2010 7pm-2am
The Pike Room in The Crofoot
1 S. Saginaw St
Pontiac MI

 Confirmed Musical Lineup
Black Lodge
The Beggars
The Jesus Chainsaw Massacre
Marco Polio & The New Vaccines

Each MCS concert is recorded live for pressing to vinyl. 

The Motorcity Special Record Release and Recording Concert is the 2nd in an ongoing series of events produced by MCS
to continue what the founders of the label have been doing in their previous respective efforts:
Promotion of the diverse local Detroit musical talent and highlight the vast array of music venues in the motorcity.

The initial Motorcity Special #1 was a huge success.
Being released is a limited edition white double sided vinyl recording from the MCS Label Launch at Jazz Café on May 8th 2010. 
The final 40 records were set aside from the limited pressing and will be for sale at MCS#2. 
Presale vouchers can be exchanged for the record at this time.
Included on MCS#1 are live recordings from The Wrong Numbers, DUENDE!,Electric Fire Babies, Canja Rave, MR SHZ.

A Joint Promotional Production by
Product of Detroit and MOTORCITYBLOG
 features unique Detroit musical acts recorded live for pressing to limited edition vinyl.

There are a lot of Detroit record labels, new and old but none are booking diverse Detroit lineups
and recording them live at rotating Metro Detroit venues for release on limited edition vinyl records
manufactured at Archer record pressing, Detroit, Michigan.

Avenged Sevenfold: 'Nightmare' Album Review

When Avenged Sevenfold lost their drummer Jimmy Sullivan (The Rev) in December of last year they lost a friend, a brother, and an integral part of their band and family. At first the shock of losing The Rev put everyone at a stand still, how could they go on after his passing away? Then they realized that Jimmy would never want them to stop on his behalf and out of love and respect for him they carried on. What transpired was the creation a heartbreaking masterpiece with raw emotion and dark shadows laced throughout and it is absolutely spellbinding. 
“It’s about how we were feeling at the time and are still feeling,” Shadows says. “When it first happens it’s much more intense. I realize now that we’re going to have to live with it and it’s never going to go away. The record is a lot different than if we hadn’t opened ourselves up right when it happened. We were more vulnerable and willing to put it out on the line.”
The Rev had played an integral role in writing the album and just days before he died, he'd completed the song "Fiction" that now seemed to have foretold his own death and assured his friends in no uncertain terms that they had to carry on. “I know you’ll find your own way, when I’m not with you tonight,” Sullivan wrote.
It was “Fiction,” the song The Rev had just finished, that helped lift any doubts about carrying on.
“He wouldn’t have wanted us to stop, and if it had been any one of us, it would be the same,” says bassist Christ. “Especially since he had written the song. ‘Fiction’ is one hundred percent his. You want people to hear how brilliant Jimmy really was, his songwriting as well as drumming. A lot of people know how great a drummer he was, but few know what a big part he played in the writing.”
From the first notes of the elegiac bells on the title track "Nightmare" to the epic ending track "Save Me" this album runs deep with passion that electrifies the auditory senses and draws you into Avenged Sevenfold's Nightmare.
Full Track Listing:
1. Nightmare
2. Welcome To The Family
3. Danger Line
4. Buried Alive
5. Natural Born Killer
6. So Far Away
7. God Hates Us
8. Victim
9. Tonight The World Dies
10. Fiction
11. Save Me

Rabu, 21 Juli 2010

Sky Sailing 'An Airplane Carried Me To Bed' Album Review

Sky Sailing is Adam Young of Owl City's new yet old side project. The songs were recorded before the creation of Owl City. They're a more stripped down version of what Young can do without all the fancy electronic and sonic sounding enhancements of Owl City. The album An Airplane Carried Me To Bedflows with dreamlike lyrics and floats on the melodic sounds of acoustic guitar and piano. I almost want to say that Young has created his own genre of music and it would be called Dream Pop (sounds like a yummy flavored popsicle). 
Never expecting these early recordings to see the light of day, Young is excited to share these songs with you on July 27th. The album floats on an air of effortless melodies which are enveloped by the soft effervescence of the clouds that have been infiltrated with a moonlit infusion of  vocals by Young. His lyrics create word paintings of surreal images that are almost tangible through sound. The new album is 11 songs of a whimsical and pleasant listening experience and definitely one that can be listened to the whole way through.

Track listing:
1. Captains of the Sea
2. Brielle
3. Steady As She Goes
4. Explorers
5. A Little Opera Goes A Long Way
6. Tennis Elbow
7. Blue and Red
8. Alaska
9. I Live Alone
10. Take Me Somewhere Nice
11. Sailboats



Rebel Rock Entertainment/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist B.o.B has unveiled details of his upcoming live schedule, to be highlighted by his first-ever North American headline tour. The tour – dubbed “The Shootin’ For Stars Tour” – will kick off its North American leg on August 3rd at Six Flags in St. Louis and then continue through October (see attached itinerary). For complete details and ticket information, please see

B.o.B – who is currently blowing away fans on tour in Australia, New Zealand, and Japan – has also slated a few additional performances, including a free MySpace Live show slated for July 31st at Center Stage in the rapper’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, which will also be streaming live on August 1st will then see the worldwide sensation joining The Black Eyed Peas and Jason Derulo for a one-night-only triple bill at Ottawa, Ontario’s Scotiabank Place.

Furthermore, B.o.B will also be featured at a number of upcoming summer festivals, including the annual Lollapalooza extravaganza in Chicago’s Grant Park on August 6th. The multi-talented rapper will then join Erykah Badu, The Roots, Common, Janelle Monáe, and Chuck Brown for the 5th Annual Summer Spirit Festival, slated for August 7th at Columbia, Maryland’s world famous Merriweather Post Pavilion. Next, B.o.B will head north for Z103.5’s Summer Rush Toronto, slated for August 8th at Toronto’s Kingswood Music Theater. Then, on August 10th, he will headline 104.5 WSNX’s Rock The Rapids concert at the Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

B.o.B’s acclaimed debut album, “B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY,” has proven one of 2010’s most popular and significant releases. The album – which debuted atop the Billboard 200 upon its April arrival – is highlighted by a pair of platinum certified singles in the #1 sensation, “Nothin’ On You (Feat. Bruno Mars)” and the top 3 smash, “Airplanes (Feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore).” The latter track is currently #3 with-a-bullet on Billboard’s “Hot 100” while also coming in at #2 on both the “Pop Songs” and “Rap Songs” charts, and also holds the #1 spot in the UK. As of this writing, the combined singles sales from both tracks is currently approaching 5 million with no sign of slowing down.

What’s more, B.o.B has recently been nominated for an outstanding six Teen Choice Awards, making him one of the most-nominated artists of the night. Some of the nominations include “Choice Music: Breakout Artist Male,” “Choice Music: Album Rap,” “Choice Music: Single” for “Nothin’ On You,” and will be announced on August 9 on FOX (check local listings.) No stranger to accolades, B.o.B recently received three prestigious nominations at the 2010 BET Awards, including “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist” and “Video of the Year.” The night also saw B.o.B taking the stage for a show-stopping performance of “Airplanes” alongside rap veteran Eminem and Keyshia Cole, which many raved as the best performance of the night.

“B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY” sees the resourceful rapper producing the majority of the album by himself, while also playing multiple musical instruments, including piano, trumpet and French horn. In addition, B.o.B is joined by a star-studded line-up of surprising special guests, including Hayley Williams of Paramore, T.I., Eminem, Janelle Monáe, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, Playboy Tre, and Lupe Fiasco. Endlessly inventive tracks such as “5th Dimension” and “Magic” offer a funky and fascinating journey into a gifted new talent’s far-reaching imagination.

“I just want to show people that there are endless possibilities of what you can do,” B.o.B says. “You don’t just have to be a rapper, you don’t just have to be a trapper; you can be anything you want to be and whatever you do, just love it and it will show.”

For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit,,, or



ON TOUR 2010

All Dates “The Shootin’ For Stars Tour” Except *


21 Melbourne, AU Billboard Melbourne

24 Osaka, JPN Club Quattro

25 Tokyo, JPN Tokyo Garden Hall

31 Atlanta, GA MySpace Live @ Center Stage *


1 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place *

3 St. Louis, MO Six Flags

4 Gurnee, IL Six Flags

6 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza *

6 Dallas, TX House of Blues

7 Columbia, MD Summer Spirit Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *

8 Toronto, ONT Z103.5 Summer Rush Toronto @ Kingswood Music Theater *

10 Comstock Park, MI 104.5 WSNX’s Rock The Rapids @ Fifth Third Ballpark *

11 Austintown, OH Club Gossip

13 Springfield, MA Six Flags

14 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront

15 Boston, MA House of Blues

17 New York, NY Irving Plaza

18 Jackson, NJ Six Flags

20 Washington, DC American University

21 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena

22 Atlanta, GA Six Flags

24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution

25 Orlando, FL University of Central Florida

26 Jacksonville, FL University of Northern Florida

28 Richmond, VA Virginia Commonwealth

31 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center


4 Oneonta, NY SUNY Oneonta

16 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech University – Burris Hall Auditorium

17 Detroit, MI Grey Goose Event – Venue TBA

18 Utica, NY Utica College

19 Princeton, NJ Princeton University

21 Lawrence, KS University of Kansas – Liberty Hall

22 Columbia, MO University of Missouri


14 Fresno, CA Big Fresno Fairgrounds

21 Lexington, KY Memorial Coliseum

22 Nashville, TN Vanderbilt University

23 Atlanta, GA Emory University

24 Towson, MD Towson University

28 Harrisonburg, VA James Madison University – Wilson Hall

29 Lewisburg, PA Sojka Pavilion

30 Washington, DC Grey Goose Event – Venue TBA

Additional Dates To Be Announced

Kamis, 15 Juli 2010

Carnival of Madness

Photo Credit: Mike Trobee
The Carnival of Madness will be bringing its' delirium to DTE Energy Music Theatre on Saturday, August 7th. The ringleaders of this rock festival will be Shinedown. This will be the first annual Carnival of Madness and it will definitely be an experience not to be missed! Shinedown will share the stage with Chevelle,Puddle of MuddSevendust, and 10 Years
The Florida-based rock outfit Shinedown have been touring worldwide in support of their career defining album The Sound Of Madness since its release in 2008. From The Sound of Madness the carnival has emerged to take you on a wild ride with some of rock's finest bands. 
Brent Smith of Shinedown says, "I am beyond excited for this tour, the production is incredible, the lineup is amazing, and the energy of having all five bands on one stage is going to be like nothing else this summer. Get ready for the carnival of madness!"

The Carnival of Madness - 8/7, 5pm - DTE Energy Music Theatre - 7774 Sashabaw Road - Clarkston, MI - 248-377-0100 - - $20 Lawn, $32.50 & $42.50 Pavilion - Click Here for Tickets
July 16 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Arena
July 17 Simpsonville, SC Heritage Park 
July 18 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Amphitheatre 
July 20 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
July 21 Estero, FL Germain Arena
July 23 Knoxville, TN Civic Coliseum
July 24 Charlotte, NC Verizon Amphitheatre
July 25 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Boutique Amphitheatre
July 26 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
July 28 Columbia, MD Merriweather Pavillion
July 30 Philadelphia, PA Penn’s Landing
Aug 1 Boston, MA Comcast Amphitheatre
Aug 4 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug 5 Holmdel, NJ PNC Amphitheatre
Aug 6 Canadaguiga, NY CBMS Performing Arts Center
Aug 7 Detroit, MI DTE Amphitheatre
Aug 9 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Amphitheatre
Aug 10 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo
Aug 11 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavillion
Aug 18 Lafayette, LA Cajun Dome
Aug 22 Dallas, TX Nokia Theater
Aug 24 Casper, WY Casper Event Center
Aug 25 Billings, MT Metropark Center

Kamis, 08 Juli 2010

Korn: Performance Inside a Crop Circle

Photo Credit: BWR publicity photo
Press Release Courtesy of Roadrunner Records
Landmark Performance Inside a Crop Circle
Broadcast and Online Premiere on Sunday, July 11th

New York, NY: Korn is once again reinventing itself and doing something completely innovative, nine albums and two decades into its incredible career. The band will perform for an hour and twenty minutes inside the mysterious crop circle that was recently revealed in the final installment of a viral web campaign. The band worked closely with longtime UK-based circle makers,, on the shadowy design which features a series of intricate circles, one of which includes the iconic Korn logo, and stretches over 920 feet long and 350 feet wide. The concert event, which is a first for a rock band, takes inspiration from the eerie atmosphere of Pink Floyd's legendary "Live at Pompei." The concert will make its North American broadcast premiere on HDNet on Sunday, July 11 at 8 PM ET and will have a worldwide online premiere on Monday, July 12 via MySpace in countries all over the world.

"The setting and the mood took us into a totally new direction musically. We took the opportunity to stretch out and experiment with the performance. I don't think we'll ever be the same," said frontman Jonathan Davis.

"I felt like we were on some new frontier musically for Korn", said guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer. "This is definitely going to add a new dimension to our live shows."
Over the last month, web watchers were exposed to mysterious, unexplainable footage shot from a wheat field near Korn 's native Bakersfield, California. The viral series lead many to wonder what was going on and what exactly Korn had in store for their loyal fans. Well, the time has come to find out what is really going on with these ominous "signs." The band will perform several songs from Korn III - Remember Who You Are, their new album which is due out July 13. Korn will also dip into their beloved catalog and play numerous classics and fan favorites, which certainly ups the event's "must see" status.

"We spent a lot of time fooling around in the wheat fields and corn fields surrounding Bako when we were kids, and it gets pretty spooky out there at night. That's where we got the inspiration for the whole thing, so we decided to have some fun with the viral videos," Davis also said.

Beginning this weekend, July 10, Korn will head back on the road as one of the co-headliners for the third annual Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The band performed last week on Jimmy Kimmel Live's outdoor stage, playing two new songs from Korn III as well as four fan favorites.

Be sure and tune into the "Krop" circle broadcast - you will not be disappointed. Here are some viral clips for your viewing pleasure: