The Mars Volta have announced another string of North American tour dates to kick off September 13th in Minneapolis, MN and wrap up October 11th in Salt Lake City, UT. This headline tour will follow their world tour, spanning the entirety of spring and summer 2023. This news comes after the post-prog-rock group released the album Que Dios Te Maldiga Mi Corazón, a complete acoustic re-working of their 2022 reunion album, The Mars Volta, last week. This album was their first LP in a decade. The band is made-up of lead singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala and guitarist-producer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. The two formed the group after the… Read more »
For an album about a mute, the latest Mars Volta opus sure has a lot to say. It’s a concept album of sorts, but since nothing with the Mars Volta is ever simple, Frances the Mute isn’t a concept easily explained. Not that the band won’t try. Instead of looking at the upcoming album as an idea, they see it as a character, a resurrected body based on the thoughts of a stranger seeking to find his adopted parents, written in a diary found by former bandmember Jeremy Ward (who later died in 2003) while working as a repo man.… Read more »
The Shortlist Organization announced today the complete “Long List” of eighty-six nominations for the 2003 Shortlist Music Prize, as selected by a panel of “Listmakers” including Flea, Erykah Badu, Perry Farrell, Chris Martin (Coldplay), and the directors Spike Jonze and Cameron Crowe. The ten finalists for the award will be announced in early September, and the third annual Shortlist Music Prize will be presented at a multi-artist concert on October 16th at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. Plans for a Shortlist Awards Concert television special will be announced soon. “This year’s Long List features artists from five continents and… Read more »
The Mars Volta keyboardist Jeremy Michael Ward, also a member of Defacto, has died from an apparent drug overdose, according to Defacto’s record company Gold Standard Labs (GSL). The 27-year-old Ward had served as “sound manipulator” for the Mars Volta – also comprised of former At The Drive-In members Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez – on its recordings and live shows. “The members, family, and friends of the Mars Volta were shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of band member Jeremy Ward,” reads a statement from the band on GSL’s official Web site (http://www.goldstandardlabs.com). “Ward was found dead… Read more »
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Riot Fest, one of the most eagerly-awaited music festivals of the year, has just announced its mind-blowing 3-day lineup for 2023. This year’s headliners are none other than the legendary Foo Fighters, The Cure, The Postal Service/Death Cab For Cutie, Queens Of The Stone Age, Turnstile, and The Mars Volta. But the excitement doesn’t end there. Riot Fest has managed to assemble an incredible array of talent to round out the lineup. Head Automatica, Tegan and Sara, 100 gecs, The Gaslight Anthem, Say Anything, AFI, and many other fan favorites will grace the stage. The full list of artists promises… Read more »
20 years ago Yeah Yeah Yeah released Fever To Tell, an album that would go on to influence a whole musical movement. This is why it is still so special.
The annual Welcome To Rockville in Daytona Beach, FL has announced the set times for this year’s four-day event, which marks the festival’s twelfth year in production. Running from May 18-21, this year’s installment of Welcome To Rockville will see performances from nearly 100 artists including Slipknot, Evanescence, Rob Zombie, Coheed & Cambria, Motionless In White, Badflower, and plenty more. Read more: The Aces Announce Massive Tour With Support From LALA LALA The Danny Wimmer Presents festival will boast more than 100,000 fans during the four-day event and will include amusement rides, an adult-sized water slide, art installations, and interactive… Read more »
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