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Killswitch Engage Auditioning for Lead Singer

Want to be the singer of Killswitch Engage? Killswitch Engage are taking auditions to replace their old lead singer, Howard Jones. Look below to read a statement from the band.

We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about the KsE singer position. If you are interested, please send an MP3 or a song link, a photo and a brief description of yourself to the management email address provided in the contact section of killswitchengage.com.

-thanks, KsE

The Early November Aiming For Album Release in June

The Early November has announced that they are aiming for a June release for their upcoming Rise Records debut album. Look below to read a statement from Joe Marro.

it will be out more like june.

i just don’t want people to have a date in mind and have us not reach it. for it to come out in April, it would more or less need to be completely finished by now, which is not the case. i think when we first talked to Rise we threw around April as a possibility, but we added more shows, things came up, etc etc, we realized June would be more realistic

Matt Pryor Cancels Living Room Tour

Matt Pryor was supposed to play three dates in New England for his Living Room Tour, but he has announced that he had to cancel the tour. Look below to read a statement by Pryor.

Hey New Englanders! Due to circumstances beyond my control the living room shows this weekend in Braintree, Boston and Providence have been cancelled. I’m really sorry about this and hopefully we can reschedule. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and rest assured you’ll be getting a full refund

Casey Hjelmberg leaves Comeback Kid

Comeback Kid has announced that their guitarist, Casey Hjelmberg has left the band. You can read a statement from the band below.

We very unfortunately have to announce that our friend and guitar player Casey Hjelmberg has decided to leave Comeback Kid. The split is completely amicable and we’re thankful to have spent as much time with him over the past few years as we have. He let us know early last year that it was time to move on with his life, and we’re sorry to see him go.

Casey has been in Comeback Kid since our original vocalist Scott left in 2006 and Andrew took over vocal duties. He has been a true friend to us all and huge part of why we’ve been able to keep at this for as long as we have. We wish him all the luck in the world and we’re sure he’ll be just fine. In the meantime, our friend Stu Ross will be filling in on guitar. Stu has been on tour with us a bunch with both Misery Signals and Living with Lions. We’re not going to miss a step and we look forward to seeing everyone on tour in 2012.

Our sincere thanks and love go out to Casey. We can’t wait for the year to come and we hope everyone is as excited as we are.

[Tour] Andrew Jackson Jihad (Full Band)/ Laura Stevenson and The Cans/ ROAR

Andrew Jackson Jihad has announced their first full band tour, today. The band will hit Canada, the west coast, and the mid-west. Supporting them will be Laura Stevenson and the Cans and ROAR. Click ‘more’ to check out the tour dates.

March 8 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
March 9 - Portland, OR @ Backspace
March 10 - Seattle, WA @ The Highline
March 12 - Vancouver, Canada @ The Media Club
March 13 - Calgary, Canada @ Local 522
March 15 - Regina, Canada @ The Exchange
March 16 - Winnipeg, Canada @ Lo Pub
March 17 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Triple Rock Social Club
March 18 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
March 19 - St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
March 21 - Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
March 22 - Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
March 23 - Ogden, UT @ Mojo’s
March 24 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
March 25 - San Diego, CA @ The Che Cafe
March 26 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubador

[Tour] Anberlin/ States/ Foxy Shazam

Anberlin has announced a headlinign southeast tour for this January. Supporting him on the shows will be States and Foxy Shazam. Click ‘more’ to check out the tour dates.

Jan16 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live
Jan17 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Jan18 - Orlando, FL - Beacham Theatre
Jan19 - St Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
Jan20 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade

The Bouncing Souls Announce Support for Holiday Shows

The Bouncing Souls have announced the supporting acts for their annual Home For The Holidays Shows. Bands like White Wives, Title Fight, H2O, Leftover Crack and The Holy Mess are amongst the bands opening for the Souls. Click ‘more’ to check out the line up for each of the show.

December 27, 2011 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony Title Fight, White Wives, Blacktop Kids
December 28, 2011 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony The Explosion, The Holy Mess, Luther
December 29, 2011 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony H20, Ensign , Up For Nothing
December 30, 2011 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony Leftover Crack, Plow United, Detournement (last show!)

Madina Lake Drops Off Tour; Confirms Hiatus

Madina Lake has confirmed that they have dropped off their tour with Hawthorne Heights, Me Talk Pretty and Young Electric. The tour will still go on as planned without Madina Lake. You can read a statement from the band below.

Ahoy fellow passengers,
It’s with a heavy heart, I bid you news that scores below average in the “good” department. I won’t belabor the uppity seas we’ve been navigating for the last year or so, as it seems to be old hat, like the October issue of People magazine that still resides in your bathroom. You’ve read it so throughly that now, you’ve gone so far as to read the editor’s letter in the beginning.
That said, I’m writing to inform you that Madina have to drop off of our current US tour with MTP, Hawthorne and Young Electric.
Life is a serious proposition you see. At this stage in our career, we can’t afford to sustain such a tour, under the current structure of it. We’ve high tailed it back and forth the US soil roughly 9 times over 6 years. As impossible of a decision as it was, we had to pull the plug. This time in our lives, finds us dealing with an attempt murder trial, a baby, recovery, loving patient wonderful wives, and a priority to tend to these things.
We believe we can create more with some time off, and shape Madina into the entity we envision it to be. Connecting with our friends all over the country is unrivaled in its splendor. Sadly, this treasured time is only 1 or 2 hours of the standard 24 hour day. The rest is difficult. This decision was made on the merit of what is best for Madina and its fans/friends and the wonderful future we aspire to experience with it.
We made dear friends with wonderful bands, Hawthorne Heights, Me Talk Pretty and Young Electric….continue to support the tour, as they won’d disappoint. To the cities we missed, we will make this up we promise.

Sherwood (2002-2012)

Sherwood has announced that they have ended things as a band and will not perform. Look below to read the band’s statement.

Dear Family, Fans & Friends,

If you are reading this then at some-point Sherwood has impacted your life. Even if it was only a concert you attended or a song you connected with, we are forever grateful. We’ve had fans communicate with us some of the kindest words a group of guys could ever hear. When we started this band we had no idea the results that would come from it. Even though we never played a late night show or received any music awards, we truly felt like the biggest band in the world at times. You gave us an opportunity to travel to many countries to play our music. And we even made permanent relationships, our wives, because of touring and travelling. Sherwood has forever changed us and made us better men because of it and will continue to bless our lives for many years until we say goodbye to this life. It was only possible because people like you loved what we did and so we will always be in debt to you.

It’s inevitable that at some point we all watch our dreams come to an end and are left with hopes that new dreams will rise from their ashes. It’s today that we are finally honest with ourselves and must say goodbye to Sherwood. We tried so hard to keep it going but sometimes life has its natural way of bringing things to an end. Sherwood was more than just a band to us. It was a brotherhood of endless struggle to push through great adversity and overwhelming odds to make it to the other side. Throughout our hard work and sacrifice, we saw the breathtaking views and drank from the springs of life, and found that there are only bigger mountains to climb once you reach the top. During our climb we experienced something that very few people ever truly get to behold. And in these vague generalities, we still find that there are few words to describe the emotional highs and lows that have come with this great adventure.

The music industry is dominated by free-spirited people who continue to throw caution to the wind, take big risks, fall, get up again, fall, repeat. We climb into vans and nightly put our lives at risk just to play shows often for what is next to nothing. Our passion alone drives us from town to town. One day, however, those same young men grow up and look into the mirror and realize a whole new generation have taken their place. We can’t believe it was ten years ago that we started Sherwood in a garage in San Luis Obispo. Sadly, we can no longer maintain control over our lives and simultaneously carve out a place for Sherwood to exist inside of it. We are all living happily in separate cities and sadly admit that it is impossible for us to make this work. We tried for the last year and a half to push through our distances but our music, something that has always required proximity and was improved by spontaneity, has suffered. We can honestly say that while we will miss playing the songs we shared with you, you made our dreams a reality and we are glad those songs will live on forever as a reminder of our great adventure.

We’d like to thank those who worked so hard for us over the years. Some of you we still know and talk with but some we don’t. We were not always conscious of the fact that you made it possible too. We were often consumed with thinking about the next big goal and the next big step and we realize that we didn’t always act with graciousness toward those who helped us forward. We are sorry we didn’t always humbly do this. We now know that without you it would have all fallen apart. Thank you to the ones who fed us, gave us your floors and or drove us to a Starbucks in your city. Thank you to all the bands we’ve played alongside and especially those who took a risk to bring us out on tour. You kept us believing in ourselves.

Last but certainly not least, we’d like to thank our families who were the biggest fans of all. You believed in us from the beginning and without you we never would have had the means to do this. Your love and encouragement was the backbone of our belief that we could add something to the musical world. Time and time again you took late night phone calls, showed up to concerts and made us huge meals to revitalize our weary souls. Your support was unending and we truly are humbled by your great love. We wish we could be with you all together to reach for, and share in, some closure for the final chapter of Sherwood.

Some of you saw this coming and for others it might come as a shock. We didn’t make this decision until last week. We have no plans for any farewell shows at the moment but if we decide to honor our many years as a band we will let you know.

Thank you all again for making our dreams come true.

“…if you make progress, you will be continuing your journey, but be sure that your progress is in virtue, true faith and right living. Sing then, but keep going.” -St. Augustine

Love,

Sherwood

If you’d like to email us and share your thoughts, memories or just say thanks: sherwoodband@gmail.com

Odd Future Announces 'The OF Tape Vol. 2'; Release Date for TV Show; Tyler The Creator Album Update

Odd Future Records have announced they will be a album called the The OF Tape Vol. 2 on March 20th. The album features brand new tracks from Tyler, the Creator, Hodgy Beats, Frank Ocean, Leftbrain, Domo Genesis, Mike G, Syd the Kyd and The Internet. Their TV Show “Loiter Squad” will premiere on March 25th via Adult Swim. Also noted, Tyler The Creator’s follow up to Goblin, Wolf, will drop later in the Spring and Mellowhype’s Numbers will drop this summer.

[Tour] mewithoutYou/ Kevin Devine

mewithoutYou has released another leg of their headlining tour where they will tour with Kevin Devine. Click ‘more’ to check out the tour dates.

5/17 Black Cat Washington, DC
5/18 Amos’ Southend Charlotte, NC
5/19 New Brookland Tavern West Columbia, SC
5/21 Workplay Theatre Birmingham, AL
5/22 Rocketown Nashville, TN
5/24 ACM@UCO Oklahoma City, OK
5/25 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
5/26 The Door Dallas, TX
5/28 Downtown Music Hall Little Rock, AR
5/29 Outland Ballroom Springfield, MO
6/1 The Blue Note Columbia, MO
6/2 Blue Moose Tap House Iowa City, IA
6/3 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
6/5 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
6/6 Deluxe at Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
6/7 20th Century Theatre Cincinnati, OH
6/8 The Loft at Harem Urban Lounge Lansing, MI
6/9 The Mod Club Toronto, Canada
6/11 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY
6/12 Higher Ground South Burlington, VT
6/13 Pearl Street Northampton, MA
6/14 The Met Pawtucket, RI
6/15 Maxwells Hoboken, NJ
6/16 The Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ

Kevin Devine:
07/13 - The Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
07/14 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
07/15 - Off Broadway - St. Louis, MO
07/17 - Granada - Lawrence, KS
07/19 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
07/20 - Club Sound - Salt Lake City, UT
07/21 - The Venue - Boise, ID
07/22 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
07/23 - Neumo’s - Seattle, WA
07/25 - Slim’s - San Francisco, CA
07/27 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
07/28 - Glasshouse - Pomona, CA
07/29 - The Casbah - San Deigo, CA
07/31 - The Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
08/01 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
08/03 - Red 7 - Austin, TX
08/04 - Warehouse Live Studio - Houston, TX
08/06 - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA
08/08 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
08/10 - The Social - Orlando, FL
08/11 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
08/12 - Cat’s Cradle - Carrboro, NC
08/14 - Canal Club - Richmond, VA
08/15 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
08/16 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
08/17 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
08/18 - Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA