Nine Inch Nails Farewell Tour Sells Out Before Going On Sale

As sometimes happens in the bizarre world of pre-sales and fan clubs, the Nine Inch Nails farewell shows have sold out before their planned on-sale on July 31. Scalpers already have tickets up for the New York shows ranging from $250 to over $800, and they’re trying to circumvent the …

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Mars Volta Announce Tour Dates, Shun East Coast

After making a quick stop at Bonnaroo and gallavanting across Europe following the release of Octahedron, the Mars Volta have chosen to do a west-of-the-Mississippi exclusive tour as East Coast fans continue to stomp their feet in faux irritation. I’m betting they’re trying for New York in the cooler …

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Oh Boy, New Slayer!

Slayer premiered the release of their new single, “Hate Worldwide” today on shockhound.com. Suffice it to say, it sounds like Slayer. Phew. If you can stomach going to the mall, the single is for sale at Hot Topic starting this week, and the forthcoming album A World Painted Blood

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Depeche Mode: Universal Dedication

It’s a little unfathomable that in about six months Depeche Mode will be celebrating their 30th anniversary. For a group whose very appellation implies a passing trend, the group has outlasted almost every band of the genre they helped create and have been arguably the most successful and consistent, from …

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Jay-Z To Replace Beastie Boys At All Points West

Jay-Z will be replacing the Beastie Boys at the Friday, July 31 date of the All Points West festival in Jersey City, NJ. The performance is the first festival appearance from Jay-Z in the United States.

Here’s hoping he starts a feud with a popular New Jersey band between then …

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Beastie Boys Cancel Upcoming Tour Dates – Yauch Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

According a statement released by Beastie Boys (and online at beastieboys.com), Adam Yauch reveals he has been diagnosed with a tumor in his left salivary gland. It’s considered “very treatable” and will not affect his vocal chords, but due to surgery the band is cancelling all upcoming tour dates.…

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Gallows: Long Live British Punk

If punk had a MPAA rating (as if the Parental Advisory stickers aren’t enough of a blemish), the aggregate of punk releases would have gone from R-rated in punk’s early days to approaching a PG-13 or even a G-rating these days. Why? Well, like all cycles in art and commerce, …

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Yob: The Great Cessation

The image on the reverse of the liner notes to Yob’s The Great Cessation is a black and white line drawing of a Greco-Roman-esque figure self-flagellating in front of an altar. It’s a confluence of the visual and the auditory.

Yob’s ancient slabs of doom resonate with pain, anguish and …

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New Music Seminar: A Talk With Tom Silverman

In the ‘80s and early ‘90s, before SXSW and alongside CMJ Music Marathon, there was the New Music Seminar, which codified a lot of industry-standard industry things. Panels particularly, as well as giving bands the chance to play in front of “insiders” and all that.

It’s back, but it’s different. …

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Mastodon @ Fillmore At Irving Plaza

NEW YORK, NY—Mastodon’s rock opera, live. If you liked Crack The Skye on disc, then it only follows you’d like it on stage.

The Atlanta metal band’s overflowing aspirations extended right into the live show at Irving Plaza. Few acts are confident enough in their performance ability and the response …

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