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Beck and The National set to headline First City Festival in Monterey!

May 5, 2014

Goldenvoice has announced the lineup and date for the return of the First City Festival which is celebrates indie music and underground artists. The two day festival is scheduled for August 23rd and 24th and will take place at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center. First City Festival is named after Monterey’s claim as the official “first capital” of California, which eventually became one of the country’s most desirable vacation destinations. Musically, the city is well-known for the historic Monterey Pop Festival, as well as the annual Monterey Jazz Festival. In its debut year, FIRST CITY FESTIVAL attracted more than 10,000 attendees each day that enjoyed a line-up of 30+ bands including Passion Pit, MGMT, Modest Mouse, Capital Cities, Father John Misty, Neko Case and many others. This year’s lineup has been announced and confirmed for the 2014 festival are: BECK, THE NATIONAL, THE NAKED AND FAMOUS, PHANTOGRAM, BEST COAST, DAWES, CULTS, COCOROSIE, BLIND PILOT, LAKE STREET DIVE, TOKYO POLICE CLUB, GEOGRAPHER, UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, MIDLAKE, HOW TO DRESS WELL, SAN FERMIN, THE MEN, LO-FANG, MINIATURE TIGERS, SPEEDY ORTIZ, MIDI MATILDA, SLEEPY SUN, THE STEPKIDS, MIMICKING BIRDS, QUILT, MR LITTLE [Read More]

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Get ready to rock with TEMPT as they make their debut at Rocklahoma

May 1, 2014

Rocklahoma is less than a month a way and with bands like Five Finger Death Punch, Twisted Sister, Kid Rock,Tom Kiefer, Jackyl and so many more it will be a weekend full of nonstop rock. We wanted to bring to your attention a young new band, Tempt which will be making their debut at this year’s Rocklahoma.  These days with all the various genres and subgenres, straight up ROCK n ROLL  seems to get left behind or lost in the shuffle. This young band, Tempt is going to make sure that Rock is alive and well and they are going to keep it that way! The New York City based Tempt is Zach Allen (vocals), Harrison Marcello (guitars, keyboards, vocals), Zak Gross (bass, vocals), and Jimmi Kane (drums). Together these four are breathing the life back in to rock and roll with their big sound. Their music is highly guitar driven, up-tempo rock that will have you with your fist in the air and ready to party. They will have available at the show a four song [Read More]

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No Age is our Bottle Rock Napa 2014 Featured Band of the Day

April 23, 2014

  Today our Bottle Rock Napa Featured Band is No Age. No Age is the duo of Dean Spunt and Randy Randall. Together they bring a fun side to music with vibrant energy and well written tracks. Their music can be described as anywhere between skater or surf punk, fuzz rock, pop punk,or  shoe gaze.  They set out with one particular rule in mind:” To write songs that we would be psyched to listen to”.Their songs are full of high energy, catchy melodies and create the perfect attitude, whether it be full of angst or rebellion or mood setting stabilizer.   They currently have their new record An Object out on Sub Pop Records. Their songs take upon a life of their own and you can feel their influences rise to the top in each song. Whether you are capturing a punk vibe or the swirling guitars, you are captivated by the sound as it emotionally draws you in. There is something so ethereal about the vocals as they transcend the levels from shoe gaze to [Read More]

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Lineup announced for LIVE105 20TH ANNUAL BFD!

April 21, 2014

  LIVE105 KITS San Francisco has been the only remaining radio station in the Bay Area that I still listen to. They play the type of music that I love and one every year we always look forward to the LIVE 105BFD. This year they are celebrating their 20th Annual BFD The date is set for June 1st and will be held at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View, CA. There will be 30 bands taking over four stages this year. The lineup includes: MAIN STAGE:Foster the PeopleM.I.A.Fitz and The TantrumsPhantogramNew PoliticsBUD LIGHT FESTIVAL STAGE:Walk The MoonMS MRKONGOSCherubBleachersBirds Of TokyoBig DataBear HandsFinish TicketSKATERSSemi Precious WeaponsBUD LIGHT PLATINUM SUBSONIC TENT:FlosstradamusRAC GiraffageThe KnocksAmp LiveWhiteNoizeAaron AxelsenSt. JohnMiles the DJJohn BeaverDJ DialsSOUNDCHECK LOCAL BAND STAGE:WATERSTHE HUNDRED DAYSFRENCH CASSETTESEVERYONE IS DIRTYTHE TRIMSGHOSTTOWN JENNYBREAKDOWN VALENTINEFEVER CHARMRIO RIO LIVE 105 has always been big supporters of local bands and this year they will be featuring the top up-and-coming bands on The Soundcheck Local Band Stage. Here are the local bands set to play are Waters | The Hundred Days | French Cassettes | Everyone Is Dirty | The Trims | Ghost Town Jenny |Breakdown Valentine | Fever [Read More]

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Pre-Teen Metal band, Unlocking The Truth takes over Coachella as the youngest band to appear at festival

April 14, 2014

  Coachella Festival was treated to an amazing performance by the pre-teen metal band, Unlocking The Truth from Brooklyn, New York. At the young ages of twelve and thirteen these three kids are skilled musicians and have everyone taking notice of their exceptional talent. Unlocking The Truth were one of the inaugural performances on the main stage Saturday and their explosive live set generated a massive circle pit and left the crowd crying out for more.  Of their set The Los Angeles Times declared, “Playing a hard distorted blend of metal, speed punk and alternative rock on the main stage, they were as well-practiced as units three times their age” while Buzz Bands LA avowed that the band “overpowered an ever-growing mass of moshing festival-goers with the heaviest metal in Indio this side of Motorhead…Malcolm Brickhouse, Jarad Dawkins and Alec Atkins play their instruments better than most bands on the bill…” I can only imagine what the future has in store for this young metal band that write and create their own lyrics and music. The trio has already [Read More]

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Catch Righteous Vendetta on tour and VOTE for them in the “Battle of the Bands”

April 9, 2014

  Last year we brought you an interview with one of the fastest rising bands that we wanted you to take notice of, Righteous Vendetta.   It seems that the spotlight on them has grown in the last several months and we are glad to see this Hard Rock/Mettal band, Righteous Vendetta get the attention they so deserve. We have been glad to see them getting great radio airplay as well as on XM Sirius Octane channel with their song This Pain. Righteous Vendetta are in the midst of touring and it seems that they are on a non stop mission to take their music across this country and make sure you all experience a live Righteous Vendetta show!  Right now they are competing for a spot on the Battle of the Bands stage for this year’s Rock on the Range Festival. You can head over to http://rotr.battleofthebands.com/u/righteousvendetta take a listen to a couple of their bad ass songs and CAST YOUR VOTE for Righteous Vendetta! You can also check the tour dates below and make sure to [Read More]

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Outside Lands Music Festival announces lineup and date is set for August 8-10

April 8, 2014

Outside Lands Music Festival which takes place in the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco has just announced the lineup. The festival is set for the weekend of August 8 – 10. This year’s lineup is quite diverse and headliners include Kanye West, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, etc. Here is the current lineup :   Tickets go on sale this Thursday April 10th at 10 AM. For more details on tickets can be found here: http://www.sfoutsidelands.com/tickets/. You can watch a video about the lineup here:  http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/4cca4573d3/outside-lands-2014-lineup-announcement ~ Marisol Information & Links: Website: http://www.sfoutsidelands.com/home/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SFOutsideLands Twitter: https://twitter.com/sfoutsidelands