Summer Justice

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I wish a Christmas miracle would happen and Riot Fest would announce a Denver date, but sadly, no. However, if you’re like many who made the trek to Chicago for Riot Fest 2017, you’ll be happy to know the 2018 dates are here! (Presale is tomorrow at 10am CST!)

Mark your calendars and book your hotel rooms, and check out the fun Home-Alone themed teaser for the presale below!

Andrew McMahon’s Dear Jack Foundation held an auction on 11.11 to raise money, and it was at this show/auction that the musician brought two strangers together to help save one of their lives. It was because of the foundation and McMahon himself  that a man named Doug met and decided to donate bone marrow to a man named Chris, saving his life. 

See the two men meeting at the concert below! 

[Photo By: Calpurnia]

Finn Wolfhard and basically the entire cast of kiddos from Stranger Things are clearly very talented actors and musicians. If you didn’t know, don’t worry I didn’t either, the actor also fronts a band, Calpurnia, and they’re recording their debut EP.

The band are recording with Twin Peaks singer Cadien Lake James, after signing with Royal Mountain Records.

 

Check out Calpurnia performing  a cover of The Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?”:

Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, New Politics, Night Riots and more teamed up with Andrew McMahon’s Dear Jack Foundation to “raise their voice” against adolescent and adult cancer.

All bands will contribute special, one-of-a-kind products to raise money for Andrew McMahon’s foundation, including an autographed Panic! At The Disco tour poster and special fan experiences with Fall Out Boy, Night Riots, Train and more!

You can even bid on Andrew McMahon’s Scotch and Soda Denim Jacket that he wore throughout the Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness 2017 Zombies in America tour.

Proceeds benefit the Dear Jack Foundation, which provides programming that directly benefits adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer to improve quality of life and create positive health outcomes from treatment to survivorship.

The Zombies in America tour will have its final performance at the Ogden on 11.11 (I see what he did there) with special performances by many of Andrew McMahon’s friends and is sold out. BUT, the day of the show, there will be a special SCAVENGER HUNT for a signed poster!

In a move which surprised everyone, Jimmy Kimmel had a guest host: Dave Grohl dressed as David Letterman for Halloween. Even cooler, he featured Nomi (former RXP Morning show host) who happened to be dressed as Dave Grohl for the holiday.Check out the video below (around the 3:20 mark)

The 1975 have decided on a name for their new album, and it may sound familiar. The band will re-use the name for their 2013 EP Music for Cars for their pending future release. Music for Cars featured the single “Chocolate.” Singer Matty Healy stated that this is an end of an era for The 1975 and using the same name as the old EP will bring the band back “full-circle”

The band released an “old” song as a new single called “Milk” so this wouldn’t be the first time they’ve done something like this…

You read that correctly….The sauce which was released back in 1998 as a promotion for the Disney Movie Mulan, was featured in the popular TV Series Rick & Morty. McDonald’s got in on the joke by sending a limited number of packets around the country for one day. One of the people to get said sauce, traded it for a 2000 Volkswagen Golf MT…just like that.  The car’s owner stated that he “just needed me some sauce!”

 

In recent years, since leaving blink-182, Tom DeLonge has been named UFO Researcher of the Year, busy co-writing novels and non-fiction books on government conspiracies to cover up alien existence, directing a new movie (Strange Times) based off of his graphic novels, recording music with Angels & Airwaves…and now? He’s started a new space research company. 

To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science includes scientists, researchers, former members of the CIA, Defense Department and other like-minded individuals. DeLonge hopes to bring more space research and development into the public and away from government control.

Check out the video below:

Tracy Bonham. You may have forgotten her, but she’s the only female solo artist to have a single top the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart until Lorde came around with “Royals” 17 years later. Let that sink in…Remember “Mother Mother”? as a younger person, and it always stuck with me. It came from the now historic album The Burdens of Being Upright which is turning 20 so to celebrate, Bonham re-recorded the entire thing as Modern Burdens (a twist on The Burdens of Being Upright) with a stripped down twist and the help of some friends: Nicole Atkins, New Pornagraphers’ Kathryn Calder, Tanya Donelly (Belly, The Breeders),  Kay Hanley of Letters to Cleo, Australian pop singer Angie Hart, Rachel Yamagata, & Speedy Ortiz/Sad13’s Sadie Dupuis.

Stream it here!

According to the YouTube Description, “Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”

That about sums it up. Also, did I say Jason Momoa??

Correction: Jared Leto has never seen any of his films no matter the role, apparently. According to an interview with SyFy, he let that fact slip out. His reasoning? “I just think with watching your own films, it can be too self-conscious of a process. You either like what you did and you’re prone to repeat it, or you didn’t like it, and it can make you self-conscious. I’m not sure how much win there is for me. But I read the scripts, so I know what’s going to happen.”

You’ll remember, Leto made the news for completely getting into character while shooting Suicide Squad, which had him starring along actors like Will Smith (Deadshot) and Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) and while the film didn’t fare so well with critics, it was a hit with fans. Critics argued, however, that they found Leto was not on camera too often, which the internet agreed.

There’s a possible Suicide Squad sequel on the horizon, which Leto may or may not be appearing in. We’ll have to wait and see, as he hasn’t yet confirmed anything…

Also, check out 30 Seconds To Mars’ really weird performance on Ellen below:

The documentary,  ‘Michael Hutchence: The Last Rockstar’ was announced last month, but as it gets closer to being released, the final lyrics the INXS frontman left on a yellow notepad the night of his death have been revealed:

“Wouldn’t be right to take it
Wouldn’t be right laying down
Sick of the dogs outside my window
That’s right take a look
New plan with a hook
Stuck into me
All the bitterness
Has started showing
Five years no one hears.”

 ‘Michael Hutchence: The Last Rockstar’ will feature ‘unprecedented access’ to the frontman’s estate including personal videos, photos, and those closest to him will speak, including U2 frontman Bono.

 

I knew something was coming when Morrissey signed up for a Twitter account. Boy was I right. The former Smiths frontman previewed some songs from his upcoming 11th solo album Low in High School, at BBC’s Radio 6 Music Live in-studio series.

Moz debuted “I Wish You Lonely”,“Home Is a Question Mark”, “Jacky’s Always Happy When She’s Up on the Stage”, and the title which made me do a double take, “When You Open Your Legs” (Morrissey joked that it’s actually about cycling.) SUUURE…

He also performed some older material, a cover of The Pretenders’ “Back on the Chain Gang” and offered his political views for everyone to hear.

 

You can listen to the full session here beginning at the two-hour mark. Morrissey also has a run of US dates scheduled for this fall, but we’ll see if he actually goes through with that.

Hear the whole thing HERE, starting at about the 2-hour mark. Good stuff…

Billy Corgan, or as he likes to be called now, William Patrick Corgan shared a new music video for his acoustic song, “The Spaniards.”

The video shows a soldier going off to war, images of war, gunfire then death. The soldier then moves on to another realm.

William Patrick Corgan’s new record Ogilala comes out on October 13th.

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett have an upcoming collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice and have now shared a new video for their song “Continental Breakfast.”  The video was directed by Danny Cohen, who says it sheds light “into their lives and the time spent with family and friends between recording /touring.” Watch the video below!

Lotta Sea Lice is out October 13, and the duo will support the album with a tour later this fall.

I can’t believe that it’s been nearly 15 years since the Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their debut LP Fever To Tell which boasts classics like, “Maps” Date With The Night” and more which became one of their most memorable and best-selling albums. That said, it looks like a reissue of the 2003 album is in the works according to the Tweet from YYY below:

The first 500 Deluxe Box buyers will receive a bonus cassette with 4 additional exclusive, unreleased demo bonus tracks with handwritten labels by the band with the song below as well as:

Art Star (Four Track Demo)
Bang (Four Track Demo)
Our Time (Four Track Demo)


The band will play their first show in four years at Sound On Sound in Austin, Texas this November. As far as I know, the band is still on hiatus so we’ll see just what happens here! Check out the massive box set here.

I don’t know about you, but I think the pumpkin spice craze has run its course. I mean, they even have stupid pumpkin spice flavored hummus. HUMMUS! THE HUMANITY!!

Anyway, Starbucks released some new fall drinks, and one in particular may be in the running to replace that coveted Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL.) The Maple Pecan Latte made its debut in Starbucks stores on the first day of fall, and I hear it’s pretty tasty.  Apparently so tasty, it’s earned the nickname of “MPL” already.

The drink is comprised of shots of espresso, steamed milk, with the foam of a latte, and a dusting of naturally-colored sugar sprinkles (brown, yellow and orange.)

OK OK, if you’re the #1 fan of the PSL, don’t worry, you can still get one.

Let’s see if Chris & Coba will try it for “We try it so you don’t have to!”

Will you be trying  the MPL this season?

 

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