Pennsylvania metal band Texas In July will join After The Burial on a fall headlining tour, which kicks off on September 13th in Moorhead, MN. The band will be touring as direct support behind their highly anticipated full-length record, Bloodwork, which is due out on September 16th via Equal Vision Records. Tickets for the tour are on sale now at http://soundrink.com/front/tour/after-the-burial.
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Stage AE//Pittsburgh, PA//7.10.14
On Thursday, July 10th, three lads from West Yorkshire England by the names of Matt, Mike and Jim came to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to play what is their spin on a very influential music genre: 90’s alternative and grunge. In a brief interview with them we learned many things, but the most important thing we got was where they drew influence(s) from, and after hearing their songs and seeing the live show, it’s easy to tell Nirvana and Foo Fighters shaped what we know as Dinosaur Pile-Up. Now before discussing their live performance and finer details about the band, we will answer the question everyone is asking: “How did they get their name?” Well, from Matt’s mouth to your eyes, here’s how it happened…Prior to the inception of this project Matt said he was watching a shitty Godzilla remake, and at one point in the movie there is a herd, (I think they’d be called a herd) or a group if you will, of dinosaurs running and the lead dinosaur tripped eventually causing… you guessed it, a DINOSAUR PILE-UP! He claims that as soon as he saw that he jokingly thought, “That’d be a unique name for a band.” A few years later when the band was sitting there trying to come up a name he figured, “Why not use it? It’s different! Thus giving birth to Dinosaur Pile-Up.
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Now onto the performance displayed at Stage AE that night…I personally was not fortunate enough to ever witness a Nirvana concert in person but this show may be the closest I’ll ever be able to get to one. It was everything a grunge concert was and is supposed to be; angst, raw emotion, and jam sessions. DPU has two albums to date, Nature Nature and Growing Pains (with Nature Nature being the most recent). Regardless of which is your “favorite” album, their set list won’t disappoint considering they play a beautiful selection from each album respectfully. To take a step back from specifically the Pittsburgh date, I was given testimonials (via social media) from people at two other shows that DPU played, and they too were floored by the performances. One of the individuals went as far as to say “Kurt Cobain has been reincarnated” when describing guitarist/vocalist Matt Bigland’s stage presence. By the way, before it’s forgotten and not mentioned in this article, this was not a headlining show for Dinosaur Pile-Up, even though there is no doubt in my mind that it would be successful if they attempted a North American headlining tour. They were actually one of two opening acts for this band called Brand New that is fronted by a gentleman named Jesse Lacey… maybe you’ve heard of them.
Sadly, with as great as this tour was, it was short lived due to the fact that it was only scheduled to be a small 6-7 city loop in the Northeast region on the United States. However, we can report that sometime in the near future Matt and the rest of the guys in Dinosaur Pile-Up do plan on doing a bigger North American tour, and plan on making Pittsburgh a stop yet again. Be sure to keep a look out and catch their next show in your town. It’s the perfect excuse to bust out your old converse and hole filled jeans!
Logan Rendulic © The Rock Tribune 2014
When the Summerland Tour pulled into Pittsburgh on June 20th it felt just like a spring Seattle day in 1995; not just because of the 90’s alternative that was playing all around, but because of the dreary/rainy day that the city was experiencing. The spring of 2014 marked the 3rd year in a row for the Summerland Tour which features acts from the 90’s that play and still record music such as this year’s participants: Everclear, Eve6, Soul Asylum and Spacehog.
The day’s event in Pittsburgh started off with an English alt rock act that goes by the name of Spacehog. I personally had never heard of these guys, and I think the same goes for most of the people who were in attendance that day, regardless of knowing their music they played a great set from start to finish. Not only did they play well as a group and play some awesome songs they were also very interactive with the crowd and just had a professional presence about them. Next to take the stage was the “great” Eve6. Their performance was kind of bland…so bland that I would suggest using that time to use the restroom and grab you a beer before their last song. Not to knock them as musicians though, they sounded great and tried everything they could to make sure the crowd had a good time. Unfortunately, that night at Stage AE just wasn’t theirs. The only highlight was their last song and possibly the only song from them that everyone knew, “Inside Out.” It seems the fact that no one really knew any of their other songs was the reason the whole performance seemed “flat” to say the least.
Following the disappointing performance by Eve6, was maybe one of the most underrated bands from the 90’s alternative scene, Soul Asylum. One of the first songs they played was their 1995 hit “Misery,” and because they started the set with a big hit like that, the crowd really got into the show and made the rest of the night smooth sailing for them. fter their allotted time was up came the epic performance of the band that most people were there to see and the band who is responsible for putting on the entire tour: Everclear. Art Alexakis, frontman of Everclear, is one of the ones responsible for the idea of this 90’s based music tour and the one who has helped make this tour a yearly event. The band took the stage playing some old school classics and fan favorites like Santa Monica, Heroin Girl, and Wonderful. They even included some new hits like Be Careful What You Ask For, which was off their latest album titled “Invisible Stars.”
Minus the few bumps that may occur during this tour, like not so popular bands and some unknown tunes, the Summerland Tour of 2014 was a very well organized and put together. Hopefully this tour continues to have a long and healthy run and these acts from the 90’s era don’t give up on us quite yet. If you were unable to catch a show during this year’s tour we suggest you keep your eyes open for next year’s dates and make it to a show; certainly a tour that’s worth attending.
Logan Rendulic, © The Rock Tribune 2014
Columbus, OH hardcore outfit Beartooth has released their debut full length album Disgusting today via Red Bull Records. Watch the video for new song “Beaten In Lips” here, watch an exclusive behind the scenes clip and stream the album here and buy the album here.
Written, performed, produced and mixed by 21 year-old Caleb Shomo, Disgusting shares equal inspiration with brutal metalcore as with old-school punk like The Ramones and the bombastic theatricality of Queen. The end result is a back-to-basics hardcore stomp interspersed with anthemic choruses that prompted Alternative Press to name Beartooth one of their ‘Bands You Need to Know in 2014’ and feature Caleb on their July issue cover.
More early praise for Disgusting:
Beartooth began as a way for Caleb to blow off steam after leaving his role as front man for Attack Attack! Caleb and his hometown friends started jamming; hanging out in his basement studio and playing music for fun. They released an EP, Sick, and then hit the road, touring North America with August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire and others. In between support slots the five-piece headlined everywhere from basements to club shows, building a strong and devoted following. The EP’s accompanying music videos quickly accumulated almost 2 million views and set the stage for Disgusting.
Fresh from a UK & European tour with Of Mice & Men, Beartooth will be heading out on the entire length of this year’s Vans Warped Tour, which kicks off June 13th in Houston, TX. Full tour dates are below.
Beartooth Van’s Warped Tour Dates:
June 13 Houston, TX – Reliant Center Parking Lot
June 14 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
June 15 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 17 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
June 18 Mesa, AZ – Quail Run Park
June 19 Las Vegas, NV – UNLV Intramural Fields
June 20 Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
June 21 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 22 Ventura, CA – Seaside Park
June 25 Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 26 Wheatland, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 28 Southeast Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
June 29 Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
July 02 Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 03 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
July 04 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 05 Montreal, QC – Parterre Île Notre Dame at Parc Jean-Drapeau
July 06 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Concert Center
July 08 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 09 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
July 10 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center (formerly Comcast Center)
July 11 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
July 12 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater
July 13 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre (Formerly Comcast Theatre)
July 15 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
July 16 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 17 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 18 Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 19 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 20 Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park
July 22 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 23 Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
July 24 Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 25 St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park
July 26 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 27 Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds
July 28 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 29 Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fairgrounds
July 30 Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
July 31 Bonner Springs, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
August 02 Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
August 03 Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High