Live Nation has announced it will no longer take cuts of merchandise sold by artists playing any of its club-sized venues. This is only through the end of 2023, according to the fine print from the press release, and they will offer $1,500 stipends per show to all headlining and support acts. This is in reaction to the growing unrest from bands about merch cuts including many outspoken artists and fans clapping back on the practice. Watch a video of Willie explaining what the program entails.
Riot Fest has announced their full slate of late night “After Shows” with shows including Thursday with Anthony Green, Fear, Bully, The Maine, Alexisonfire with War On Women, Jeff Rosenstock, Pvris, Alkaline Trio, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jimmy Eat World, Action Bronson, The Academy Is… with Midtown, The Get Up Kids with Sparta and more! Pre-sales begin tomorrow and these shows always sell out fast. Artists usually take the opportunity to create special shows, and setlists compared with their usual RF performances. Individual tickets and info is on sale at the link below.
Riot Fest has added Taking Back Sunday, Coolio, Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, Zola Jesus, Reece Young, Poliça and cumgirl8 join the diverse lineup of bands playing September 16-18 in Douglass Park. They join a lineup stacked with headliners My Chemical Romance, The Original Misfits, Nine Inch Nails. Continue reading
Alkaline Trio bassist Dan Andriano will be releasing his second full length recording titled Party Adjacent from his solo project dubbed Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room on July 17, 2015 via Asian Man Records and Xtra Mile Records. The record was produced by Jeff Rosenstock (ex-Bomb the Music Industry), and his backup band consists of Kevin Higuchi (The Jeff Rosenstock Band) and Mike Huguenor (Hard Girls).
01: Pretty Teeth
03: Eye Contact
04: Don’t Have A Thing
05: My Human Being
06: Haunt Your House
07: Fire Pit
10: Plain Old Whiskey
12: Snake Bites
The Fest 14 will be happening in Gainesville, FL on the weekend of October 30, 31 and November 1, 2015. Confirmed bands include:
Off With Their Heads
The Jazz June
The City On Film (Full Band)
Prior to the fest, Big Pre-Fest In Little Ybor will be happening on October 28 and 29, 2015 in Ybor City area of Tampa, FL. Confirmed acts will be announced at a later date.