Minus The Bear will be heading to Australia for the Soundwave Festival. Here are the dates:
Feb 21 2009 Soundwave Festival Brisbane, Queensland
Feb 22 2009 Soundwave Festival Sydney, New South Wales
Feb 27 2009 Soundwave Festival Melbourne, Victoria
Feb 28 2009 Soundwave Festival Adelaide, South Australia
Mar 2 2009 Soundwave Festival Perth, Western Australia
Also, Minus The Bear recently recorded a live set at Seattle’s Showbox for Rhapsody. Songs include “Dr. L’Ling,” “Throwin’ Shapes,” “Memphis and 53rd,” and “The Fix.” The set can be heard by clicking here.
Lastly, the band’s EP, Acoustics, will be released on vinyl starting February 17, 2009. Only 5,000 copies will be printed.
Below is an update from Every Time I Die and their current recording process via their MySpace blog.
its been a while since we posted on the status of the every time i die camp, but ill admit that it often gets overlooked since we have fallen into such a writing/recording/touring routine over the past ten years that we rarely take a step back to take personal note of the endeavors we’re undertaking. as of yesterday, january 12th, we have officially begun writing the new record. well let me rephrase that. jordan mike andy and josh have begin writing and i have just attained a level 23 ranking on call of duty world at war online. but thats not to say i have not been doing my part as i await to hear the demos of the songs as they begin filing in. i have, according to tradition, thrown myself into a tempestuous spiral of panic, doubt and self loathing in the face of an impending creative venture that will ultimately shift public opinion of me to one extreme or another independent of my own faculties to control it. and still we do it for the kids. the irony. we will be taking a brief hiatus from the writing to play POUGHKEEPSIE NY, PLAINS, PA AND WORCESTER MA on jan 29th-31 then again between feb 16th- march 4th to play shows in NEW ZEALAND and AUSTRALIA before heading to the studio in california on april 1st. pray for us… keith and etid
The Boy And His Machine are set to release their new EP, Show Them What You Are Made Of, on March 17th. The EP was recorded and produced by Paul Leavitt (The Graduate, All Time Low). A sampler of the EP can be head on the bands MySpace and PureVolume page. Check out the album art and track listing below.
1. Hook, Line & Sinker
2. Coming Clean
3. Tonight We Ride
4. The Walls of Regret
5. A Getaway at Best
New Found Glory will be heading out on tour starting March 25 with Bayside, Set Your Goals and Verse. New Found Glory’s new album, Not Without A Fight, hits stores March 10. Dates and venues are below.
25 Mar – Marquee Theater, Tempe AZ
26 Mar – House of Blues, San Diego CA
27 Mar – House of Blues, Anaheim CA
28 Mar – Avalon, Hollywood CA
29 Mar – Grand Ballroom @ the Regency, San Francisco CA
31 Mar – Hawthorne Theater, Portland OR
01 Apr – The Showbox, Seattle WA
02 Apr – Knitting Factory, Boise ID
03 Apr – In the Venue, Salt Lake City UT
04 Apr – Gothic Theater, Denver CO
06 Apr – Palladium Showroom, Dallas TX
07 Apr – Emo’s, Austin TX
08 Apr – Warehouse Live, Houston TX
10 Apr – House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista FL
11 Apr – Jannus Landing, St Petersburg FL
13 Apr – Revolution, Ft Lauderdale FL
15 Apr – House of Blues, Myrtle Beach FL
16 Apr – Amos’ Southend, Charlotte NC
17 Apr – Sonar, Baltimore MD
18 Apr – The Trocadero, Philadelphia PA
19 Apr – House of Blues, Cleveland OH
20 Apr – Bogart’s, Cincinnati OH
22 Apr – Peoples Court, Des Moines IA
23 Apr – Myth Nightclub, St Paul MN
24 Apr – The Rave, Milwaukee WI
25 Apr – House of Blues, Chicago IL
26 Apr – Royal Oak Music Theater, Royal Oak MI
28 Apr – Phoenix Concert Theater, Toronto ONT
29 Apr – Webster Theater, Hartford CT
30 Apr – House of Blues, Boston MA
03 May – Newport Music Hall, Colombus OH
05 May – Egyptian Room, Indianapolis IN
06 May – The Pageant, St Louis MO
07 May – Granada Theater, Lawrence KS
08 May – Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City OK
09 May – Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque NM
10 May – Rialto Theater, Tucson AZ
The All-American Rejects will be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight, to perform their hit single, “Gives You Hell.” Tune in at 11:35/10:35 C.
With their new album Lonely Road finally hitting stores on February 3rd, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have teamed up with the number one free game on the iPhone, Tap Tap Revenge. All you need to do to play is download the game onto your iPhone or iPod Touch. The band’s current single, “You Better Pray” is featured in the addictive game.
Tap Tap Revenge is a free game that challenges players to keep up with infectious songs by tapping the right spots on the phone’s (or iPod Touch) screen. Since the game debuted in July, it quickly found its way towards the top of the iPhone application store. It has since been downloaded more than 3 million times and is now Apples most popular free game.
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus recorded Lonely Road, at the Valley Village, CA, studio of super-producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Hoobastank, P.O.D., Less Than Jake, Daughtry, Seether, All-American Rejects). The album follows up Don’t You Fake It, the band’s breakthrough debut, which charted for 62 weeks on Billboard’s Top 200, scanning over a million copies in the U.S. to date, and selling more than 2.1 million copies of its singles.
A video has been released from the recent Invisible Children Benefit Concert that features Dustin Kensrue of Thrice, Chris Conley of Saves The Day and many others. Check it out below.
Ilan Rubin has been very busy in the past few years. Not only is he involved with The Lostprophets, he began a side project entitled The New Regime in which he was involved in every musical aspect of the album. At the same time, Rubin will enter as the drummer for Nine Inch Nails. I recently had the chance to talk with Rubin about his new record “Coup” from side project The New Regime and his career as a musician.
Thank you to Ilan Rubin for taking the time to answer these questions
Can you please introduce yourself and what your role is in The New
I’m Ilan Rubin and I write, play, and sing everything you hear in The
Your album “Coup” was just recently released. Overall, how do you feel
about the album? Would you change anything about it?
I’m extremely happy with the way it turned out and there is nothing
I’d like to change about it.
How did you get started playing the drums? How did that grow into playing
guitar, keyboards, singing, etc?
I started playing drums at about 7-8 years old. My dad used to play,
so drums were set up in the garage and my brothers were learning. I
suppose one day I got up and tried to recreate some of the things I
had heard and took it from there. As my brothers moved on to bass and
guitar, I learned how to play those with age. At about 15 years old I
suddenly became interested in classical music and wanted to learn how
to play the piano, so I did. Singing had come from always wanting to
make music entirely by myself. It was the only thing that stood in my
way, so in my mind it was inevitable that I would finally get the
balls to just do it.
For the most part, did you enjoy doing all the instruments and vocals by yourself?
I absolutely loved it. Playing and singing everything gives me the
freedom to do things exactly as I want.
How long have you been working on songs for The New Regime? Have you always wanted to do a solo thing?
I’ve definitely always wanted to write my own music. Up to now, The
New Regime has been around for about a year, but the writing and
recording of the material only took a few months.
You were recently just announced as the new drummer for Nine Inch Nails. How do you feel about this? Excited? Nervous? Ready?
I am excited, ready, and anxious. I’ve been rehearsing for a while
now and really want to get to it. Playing these songs is tons of fun
and I can’t wait to do it on stage.
In your opinion, what was the best part of 2008 for you? What are you looking forward to in 2009?
Headlining Download festival with lostprophets was definitely the
highlight for 2008. 2009 is going to be all about NIN and the second
What are your biggest musical influences and why?
Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Queen, Bach, and Beethoven would have to be
my biggest influences. They all do what they do better than anybody
else and you can constantly learn from them.
What do you want for Christmas Channukka?!
Not much. I’ll take an accordion for chanukka though.
Do you plan on touring with The New Regime in the future? Do you have a band lined-up to take care of drum parts and other instruments?
I’ve played 5 shows as The New Regime so far. Live I play guitar,
piano, and sing and I have three guys taking care of the rest. I
would love to tour though as soon as I have the proper time to devote
What is your favorite song off of “Coup” and why?
I think if I had to pick, Order Restored would be my favorite because
of its interesting structure, intricacy, and catchiness.
To wrap things up, do you have any words for our readers at
Download ‘Coup’ from where ever you’d like. There’s something on the
album for everyone and I’m extremely proud of it.