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AFTERMATH Release Lyric Video for “Gaslight”

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Chicago based Progressive Thrash Metal Band AFTERMATHhas released the lyric video for “Gaslight,” off of their recently released LP, There is Something Wrong.

To Gaslight someone means to manipulate a person into questioning their own sanity. The song and video are integral parts of the greater message behind this ambitious concept album.

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“The song is about waking up and having an open-mind in order to avoid the elite’s attempt to Gaslight you,” says frontman Kyriakos “Charlie” Tsiolis. “It tells the real rulers of the world we are on to their ways and we will destroy them and their symbols.”

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Track List:
1. Can You Feel It
2. FFF (FalseFlagFlying)
3. Diethanasia
4. Scientists and Priest
5. Smash Reset Control
6. Gaslight
7. Handful of Dynamite
8. Temptation Overthrown
9. Pseudocide
10. There is Something Wrong
11. Expulsion

Download / Stream There is Something Wrong Online

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Advance Praise for There is Something Wrong

“This album is f*ing awesome from start to finish.” – The Dirty Room

“It’s bullish, belligerent and fueled by anger…it will punch your f*in’ teeth in!”
Chris Jennings – Worship Metal

“It really packs a punch.” – caemanamelio – Metal Anarchy

“I can’t even begin to tell you how badass this entire album is.” – Allyson Kingsley – Boston Rock Radio

“This one will be difficult to knock of the Gauntlet’s Top 10 list for the year.” – The Guantlet

“Aftermath is back with another album of wild thrash” – Daniel Cordova – Metal Injection

“This album will score the hearts of listeners old and new.” – Kenny Lenehan – Silence is the Enemy

“What lies within the message of the songs on ‘There is Something Wrong’ is the truth etched into the songs with a fervor.” – cherribird.com

“…surprises lie in wait at every corner, with twists and turns following in dizzying succession recalling the works of other visionaries…” – Bayern – Encyclopaedia Metallum The Metal Archives

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One of the original crossover bands of the 1980s – A crossover band that transformed into one of the most technical Thrash Metal bands of their time.

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SHE MADE ME DO IT Releases Official Music Video for “Broken Morning”

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Electronic Rock Duo SHE MADE ME DO IT has released the achingly dark official music video for their single, “Broken Morning,” taken from their recently released EP, Drenched. Originally premiered on mxdwn.com, “Broken Morning” is directed and edited by Duncan Catterall.

“‘Broken Morning’ arose from an unsettling space between anger, sadness and disbelief..A truly dark place filled with bittersweet melodies. The sound of a heart breaking in a cyclone of lost love and pain.”” – Shaheena Dax (Vocals and Bass)

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“The 80’s New Wave influences are unmistakable in this one. I immediately was reminded of The Church with the intro (“Under the Milky Way”). I hear a great deal of influence from The Cure and the like as well. The way that Dax almost breathes the verses, then changes to a harder voice singing her warning for the chorus, is very intriguing. This, by far, is my favorite on the entire EP”. – Carox Rox – BANGS! Music & Entertainment

Broken Morning is a skillful manipulator of ears and appetite even as it instantly reveals a much warmer and calmer nature. That is no chain to an instinctive catchiness and creative eagerness though, the song devilishly impossible to resist joining in with especially when faced with one contagion laced chorus and again a swinging energy which enlivens the body and spirit of song and listener alike. There is something, if right now indefinably, familiar to the track but a hue which only adds to its compelling design and persuasion”. – The RingMaster Review

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Track List:
1. Bones
2. Broken Morning
3. Ashes
4. Time

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She Made Me Do It are a London two-piece Electronic Rock band made up of Shaheena Dax (Rachel Stamp) on Vocals and Bass with Will Crewdson(Rachel Stamp/Scant Regard/Adam Ant/Bow Wow Wow/Flesh For Lulu/Johnette Napolitano/The Selecter) on Guitars.

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GRAYSON ERHARD Releases Official Music Video for “Introvert” Off of ‘Earthship’ EP

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Del Norte, CO based Singer / Songwriter GRAYSON ERHARD a stunning music video for “Introvert,” off of his November 2nd released EP, Earthship. Originally premiered on mxdwn, “Introvert” was directed and filmed by Jason Lee Denton.

“‘Introvert’ is a reflection of the internal struggles of an introvert, outlining battles with constant bombardment of social situations and wanting to get back to solitude, but ultimately becoming comfortable in one’s own skin. Personally, it’s a musical observation of what I see living with and loving an introvert.”- Grayson Erhard

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“Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Grayson Erhard recently released a five song EP titled EARTHSHIP. The album is an eclectic offering with songs that touch on everything from folk to hard rock, all through the lens of his masterful guitar playing. Today, we’re excited to premiere a video for the last song on that EP, a richly-arranged acoustic-rock number called ‘Introvert.’” – Matt Matasci – mxdwn

Colorado-based musician Grayson Erhard’s “Introvert” video is a visual romance to the introverts, the lovers of them, and the parts of ourselves that need solace.

The video, which dropped today following the release of Erhard sophomore album and EP EARTHSHIP, reflects a more mysterious, somber aesthetic compared to his recent “Tell Me No” video.

“‘Introvert’ reflects the times when I feel best alone,” Erhard said. “It’s about the welcome isolation that comes when everything else is overwhelming. And, yet, how we’re all connected by our desire to pull away from society and into ourselves, at times.”

Like much of the EP, “Introvert” marks a distinct shift toward a full-band, lyrically-focused style and away from Erhard’s previously undressed, stand-alone acoustic sound.

In it, Erhard has weaved together the percussive style of his early love of Metal and the technically complex percussive guitar style that colored his early career with a more dreamy, indie rock sound. He purposefully plays with and disrupts the common chord progressions of pop music, while complimenting distinct harmonics with EARTHSHIP co-writer Bannigrin’s drum lines.

The video was directed by Jason Lee Denton, produced by Schuyler Howie, and features Aliegh Sheilds. It was shot on location at a beautiful home outside of Nashville, TN.

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Track List
1. I Will
2. Time to Move On
3. Tell Me No
4. Driving in the Rain
5. Introvert

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SEPTEMBER MOURNING Announce 2018 SUMMER SOUL COLLECTION TOUR with Special Guests KALEIDO and CHARCOAL TONGUE

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Hard Rock Graphic Novel Art Project SEPTEMBER MOURNING has announced that they will be launching the SUMMER SOUL COLLECTION 2018 Tour with special guests KALEIDO and CHARCOAL TONGUE. Launching August 17th in Battle Creek, MI, the tour winds through North America before finishing up September 29th in New Baltimore, MI.

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“The new music we are debuting throughout our Summer Soul Collection is a seamless combination of the signature September Mourning tone mixed with genre bending sounds, more modern voicings and major hooks… You can get a taste of it in our tour video but be sure to bring your soul to the collection nearest you to fully experience the world and sound of September Mourning.”
– September Mourning

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Tour Dates:
08/17 @ Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
08/18 @ Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
08/19 @ Empire Concert Club – Akron, OH
08/21 @ Middle East Cambridge, MA
08/22 @ Revolution – Amityville, NY
08/23 @ Fete Music Hall – Providence, RI
08/24 @ Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
08/25 @ Cliff’s Tavern – Camp Hill , PA
08/26 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
08/27 @ The Camel – Richmond, VA
08/28 @ Shaka’s Live – Virginia Beach, VA
08/30 @ The Calico Room – Wilmington, NC
08/31 @ Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
09/01 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
09/02 @ Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA
09/04 @ Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
09/05 @ Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
09/06 @ Jack’s Patio Bar – San Antonio, TX
09/07 @ BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
09/08 @ Homer’s – Abilene, TX
09/11 @ The Perch – El Paso, TX
09/12 @ Pub Rock Live – Scottsdale, AZ
09/13 @ Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV – FREE SHOW!
09/14 @ Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
09/15 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
09/16 @ Whisky A Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA
09/18 @ Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT
09/20 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
09/21 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
09/22 @ Wired Pub – Omaha, NE
09/23 @ Aftershock – Shawnee, KS
09/25 @ Trixie’s – Louisville, KY
09/26 @ 1175 Sports Park – Kansasville, WI
09/27 @ Fubar – St. Louis, MO
09/28 @ RocHaus – West Dundee, IL
09/29 @ Diesel – New Baltimore, MI

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“September Mourning’s debut album (Volume II) and comic books (A Murder of Reapers/ The Hand of Fate) tells an epic tale of “heartbreak, loss, pain, joy, love, redemption, but most of all, courage…” while the comic books chronicle the first chapter of her story.” Produced by Sahaj Ticotin and Howard Benson, September Mourning revives the concept of rock star meets superhero. If Marilyn Manson and X-Men’s Storm had a kid, it would be September Mourning, who also cites influences as varied as Motionless In White, Disturbed, and Muse.

“For me, the project is a story, a theatrical art piece,” September explains. “Music is the backbone, but for this to work, it has to include the imagery and the narrative all symbiotically linked into the whole. Music taps into your innermost being. There’s something very intimate and personal about it.”

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The character of September Mourning is a human-reaper hybrid, who feels the need to give some human souls a second chance, and thus toys with Fate. To expound on this narrative, September is working with iconic comic book artist Marc Silvestri, who started out on the original X-Men comics and went on to form Top Cow Productions (Witchblade, The Darkness). Together, they are putting together the story of September Mourning in graphic form, to accompany, and enhance the musical message.

Having performed at large festivals like Rock on the Range and Download Festival and shared the stage with acts like Marilyn Manson and Avatar, September Mourning has already built up an impressive fan base, which she calls her “Children of Fate,” constantly encouraging them to have “the courage to embrace their passion… to allow yourself to follow your heart and not be a slave to your fears. To know that the only boundaries that exist in our lives are the ones we allow.””

The next chapter of September Mourning’s journey begins with their debut single “Empire”which will accompany the 3rd comic book in the series, “Trinity”

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JULIEN-K to Join STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, BUSH, and THE CULT on THE REVOLUTION 3 TOUR!

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JULIEN-K Release Single, “Photo Voltaire,” Off of ‘California Noir’

Long Beach, CA based Indietronic band JULIEN-K has announced that they will be joining STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, BUSH, and THE CULT on THE REVOLUTION 3 TOUR, launching July 7th in Las Vegas and winding throughout the US before wrapping up August 15th at the legendary Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles. The band is set to release the official music video for their single, “Photo Voltaire,” off of their 2015 released California Noir, and are currently running an Indiegogo campaign to fund their upcoming LP, Harmonic Disruptor.

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“‘Photo Voltaire‘ is very much a song about the struggle in our lives as artists – and for once, about a victory. I thought of the concept for the song lyrics and meaning one day at 5AM, prepping my board at the beach to surf in CA_X, and the unfinished version of the song we had been playing with for months but could not ‘solve’ was solved immediately by the sun exploding over the ocean line @ nearly 6am …. The concept ‘Photo Voltaire’ – the explosion of the sun in my own words – and the chorus popped into my head. This has been an analog for the band ever since. All the touring, crowdfunding, fan support, and so much more that has happened for us since we gave in to total honesty and authenticity. Our fans connect with this and us. All the opportunities – it’s like the sun exploding out of nowhere in our lives.” – Julien-K

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Tour Dates:
07/07 NV @ Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
07/08 @ Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
07/09 @ Mesa Theatre – Grand Junction, CO
07/10 @ Silver Spur Saloon – Lakewood, CO
07/12 @ The Elbow Room – Wichita, KS
07/13 @ Aftershock Live Music Venue – Merriam, KS
07/15 @ Amsterdam Bar – Saint Paul, MN
07/18 @ Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, TN
07/19 @ Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY
07/20 @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Center – Noblesville, IN
07/21 @ KeyBank Pavilion- Burgettstown, PA
07/22 @ Rose Music Center – Huber Heights, OH
07/24 @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill – Sterling Heights, MI
07/25 @ Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
07/26 @ Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
07/27 @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
07/28 @ PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
07/29 @ The Vault at Greasy Luck Brewpub – New Bedford, MA
07/30 @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion – Boston, MA
08/01 @ Mark Etess Arena at Hard Rock Casino – Atlantic City, NJ
08/02 @ Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
08/03 @ The Fish Head Cantina – Halethorpe, MD
08/04 @ The Stage at Karma – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Stage at Karma
08/06 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
08/09 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
08/10 @ Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
08/11 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
08/13 @ The Quarry Bisbee – Bisbee, AZ
08/15 @ Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
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Track List:

Chapter One: Analog Beaches & Digital Cities
1. Analog Beaches & Digital Cities
2.Strange Invisible
3. Photo Voltaire
4. California Noir
5. Black Market Machines
6. Deep Beat Overground
7. Cast Into the Sea
8. She’s the Pretender
9. No You Can’t
10. Eviscerate

Chapter Two: Nightlife In Neon
1. Signals in the Void
2. Spectromeda
3. Dossier
4. Sunset Life
5. Mannequin Eyes
6. Corrections
7. Solar
8. Institution
9. Dark Cadence
10. Framework
11. Temple
12. Nightlife in Neon

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Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck have been musical partners for 15+ years. During their time together they have weaved in and out of mainstream music like a constantly evolving musical fashion house. In the late 90’s they were responsible for massive radio and sales hits such as “Blind” (Korn), “Blue Monday,” ” Stitches,” and “Fiction” (Orgy), and recently “Crawl Back In” and “Let Down” (Dead By Sunrise, with their pal Chester Bennington). After enjoying years of traditional music business success, they have spent the last 10 years methodically moving away from the mainstream approach that put them on the map, opting to carefully steer their fans in a new direction, towards their new independent alternative electro rock project Julien-K – which sounds more at home with the likes of modern acts such as M83, The Kills, LCD Soundsystem, The Naked And Famous, Empire Of The Sun, and even The Black Keys (see Derakh’s sleazy electro-blues guitar playing on “We’re Here With You”).

2009 saw the long-awaited release of their debut album Death to Analog, which included long-time collaborators Anthony “Fu” Valcic and Brandon Belsky, with Belsky and drummer Elias Andra rounding out the live show. After Belsky and Andra’s 2010 departure, Julien-K’s studio line-up solidified as the trio of Derakh, Shuck and Valcic, while collaborations with electronic music innovators such as Bryan Black (Motor, Black Asteroid), Sharooz, Z-Listers, Vandal, and others revved up the writing phase of 2012’s sophomore We’re Here With You. The touring cycle that followed saw the band hit the south-west US and Europe – with festivals as far and wide as Hildesheim (Germany), Utrecht (Netherlands), and Vladivostok (Russia) – and many sold-out shows in their native LA.

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In July 2014, Julien-K launched their third album cycle with a 3-song prelude to an ambitious double concept album / esthetic movement that they called California Noir^^. The CA Noir spirit was given a visual representation in November 2014 with the release of the haunting video for the title track, showcasing the struggle to discover the meaning of the Californian dream.

The concept continued in 2015 and 2016 with two wildly successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns and subsequent (self-)releases of the two chapters California Noir: Analog Beaches and Digital Cities and California Noir: Nightlife in Neon, which established the band as musical innovators, digital pioneers, and fully independent music entrepreneurs shaking up the underground scene.

In 2017, the band released Time Capsule: A Future Retrospective, a 4 disk, 64 song mega-package aimed at the band’s core fanbase, which consisted of unreleased songs, b-sides, never heard before remixes, and live versions of some of their biggest hits.

Julien-K has become a crowdfunding giant, with all 4 of their campaigns hitting and holding the #1 Indiegogo chart position for the duration of the campaigns.

After a successful summer 2017 tour alongside PIG and Ghostfeeder, 2018 will see the band hit the stages around the world again on headline tours, as well as in support of their friends Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, and The Cult. Being the workaholics that they are, Ryan, Amir and Fu are also already working on a new album, Harmonic Disruptor (this time with the addition of new collaborators Bidi Cobra and Alex Gonzales), that will see the band go back to their roots, while including some new aural surprises at the same time. Catch them on the road this year to find out more!

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Guitar Legend ADRIAN GALYSH Releases “So Close… So Far” Off of Upcoming ‘Venusian Sunrise: 20th Anniversary Edition’

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Rock Guitar virtuoso ADRIAN GALYSH has revealed the first single, “So Close… So Far,” off of his upcoming Venusian Sunrise: 20th Anniversary Edition. Due out July 10, 2018, Venusian Sunrise: 20th Anniversary Edition will include completely re-recorded tracks, the remastered original record, and bonus live tracks.

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“Venusian Sunrise was recorded in my parent’s basement on a single Alesis 8-Track ADAT recorder. While the performances are commendable for their time, given limited resources at the age of 22—it lacks what 20 years of experience and advancement in recording technology can now easily provide—richer guitar tones, advanced recording techniques, the palatial keyboard and realistic orchestral sounds of today, and maybe most importantly…real drums!” – Adrian Galysh

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Track List:
1. Venusian Sunrise (2018)
2. What On Earth (2018)
3. The Blue Jungle (2018)
4. Lullaby of South Aiken St. (2018)
5. Drifting Memories (2018)
6. So Close… So Far (2018)
7. Lydian Dreams (2018)
8. Miss Fabina The Ballerina (2018)
9. In The End (2018)
10. Venusian Sunrise (1998)
11. What On Earth (1998)
12. The Blue Jungle (1998)
13. Lullaby of South Aiken St. (1998)
14. Drifting Memories (1998)
15. So Close… So Far (1998)
16. Lydian Dreams (1998)
17. Miss Fabina The Ballerina (1998)
18. In The End (1998)
Bonus Tracks:
19. The Blue Jungle (Live in LA 2011
20. Lydian Dreams (Live in LA 2011)

Click HERE to Pre-Order Venusian Sunrise: 20th Anniversary Edition’

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Los Angeles-based guitarist Adrian Galysh is an in-demand solo artist, session guitarist, published author, and educator with an illustrious career spanning five studio albums.

Praised by artists like Carl Verheyen and outlets like Guitar Player and Fireworks magazines, Galysh has a successful trajectory that includes numerous collaborations and performances with industry giants like Uli Jon Roth, Yngwie Malmsteen, Robben Ford, Mike Keneally, George Lynch, Warren DeMartini, and many more.

Galysh is also a Guitar World Magazine online lesson columnist and Education Coordinator for Guitar Center Lessons. He’s the author of the book Progressive Guitar Warm-Ups and Exercises. He uses Brian Moore Guitars, D’Angelico Guitars, Suhr Guitars, SIT Strings, Seymour Duncan pickups and effects, Straptight Straplocks, Voodoo Lab and Morley pedals.

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LOUDWIRE’S GEN X SUMMER TOUR PARTNERS WITH ANRGIRL POWERED BY vVENTS MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR EXCLUSIVE LIVE STREAM PAY PER VIEW OF JULY 3RD MIRAMAR, FLORIDA SHOW

 The Loudwire Gen X Summer Tour, which features BuckcherryPODLit, and Alien Ant Farm, have partnered with events company, Anrgirl Powered by vVents Music Entertainment, to broadcast the July 3rd show in Miramar, Florida as an exclusive live stream pay per view event. The show will feature an HD quality interactive live stream featuring full performances from all four bands. Admission will also include backstage hangouts and a Crazy Bitch Contest. Fans worldwide will be able to purchase tickets for the pay per view event. Get your tix in advance to get in on the pre-show interactive fun! For all information go to https://www.genxsummerlive.com/.

Dates for all of the Gen X Summer Tour are below.

Tour Dates:

06/28 @Summerfest– Harley Davidson – Milwaukee, WI
06/29 @ Corbin Arena – Corbin, KY
06/30 @ Stars and Stripes Festival FREE SHOW – Novi, MI
07/03 @ Miramar Amphitheater – Miramar, FL
07/05 @ The Stage on the Bay – Savannah. GA ^
07/06 @ The Beaver Bar – Murrels Inlet, SC
07/07 @ Pier Six Pavillion – Baltimore, MD
07/26 @ The Amphitheater at Bald Hill – Farmingville, NY
07/27 @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA
07/28 @ CURE Insurance Arena – Trenton, NJ
07/30 @ Exhibition Hall – Watertown, NY
07/31 @ Mavricks Music Hall – Barrie, ON
08/03 @ Bluestem Amphitheater – Moorhead, MN
08/06 @ Iron Horse Saloon FREE SHOW – Sturgis, SD
08/09 @ Choctaw Casino & Resort FREE SHOW – Pocola, OK
08/10 @ Golden Nugget Casino – H20 – Lake Charles, LA
08/11 @ Griffin Music Hall – El Dorado, AR
08/12 @ Summers at the River – Nixa, MO
08/14 @ Stampede – Aurora, CO
08/17 @ The Northwoods Rock Rally – Glen Fora, WI
08/19 @ Providence Medical Center – Bonner Springs, KS
08/21 @ Concrete Street Pavilion – Corpus Christi, TX
8/22 @ HEB Center – Cedar Park, TX
08/24 @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music – Irving, TX
08/25 @ Speaking Rock Entertainment FREE SHOW – El Paso, TX
08/26 @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugarland – Sugar Land, TX
08/28 @ Abilene Civic Center – Abilene, TX
08/30 @ Tyson Events Center – Sioux City, IA
08/31 @ DuQuoin State Fair – DuQuoin, IL
09/01 @ Naperville Last Fling – Naperville, IL
09/03 @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO *
09/06 @ BLK Live – Scottsdale, AZ
09/07 @ BLK Live – Scottsdale, AZ

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*Pointfest Radio Show with Offspring, 311, and more

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Generation X is known as being the generation of slackers, cynical and disaffected, but they’re also the MTV Generation, and they demand excellence in their music. As the traditional industry has deconstructed, fame increasingly narrowed to a small minority of bands, this generation of fans have continued to support and eagerly anticipate the raw, unfiltered experience of their rock Gods. Now, as a new rock music culture emerges, one defined by fans and artists rather than labels and MTV, LOUDWIRE’s GEN-X SUMMER WITH BUCKCHERRY, P.O.D., LIT and ALIEN ANT FARM is set to remind us that rock never died.

“You’re gonna get your money’s worth on this one, the Gen X Summer tour is gonna be one to remember for sure. I love these bands. We all came out around the same time exploding onto the scene with great summertime hits and an awesome live show get your tickets now at genxsummer.com and let’s get wild and loose!” – Josh Todd (Buckcherry)

Anaheim based Buckcherry burst onto the scene in 1999 with their now classic, self-titled debut album quickly skyrocketing them into the ranks of top modern rock bands. Hit singles “Lit Up”, “For the Movies”, “Dead Again”, and “Check Your Head” brought the celebration back to the party scene, recalling the gritty glam impact of Mötley Crüe but with a Gen X demanded, modern self awareness . Later albums continued to develop their reputation for volatile, mercurial themes and infectious hooks; such singles as “Crazy Bitch,” “Everything,” “Too Drunk,” and “All Night Long” became screaming choruses for fans across the world. With their irreverent and bawdy lyrics, delivered with frontman Josh Todd’s whisky weathered vocals, paired with filthy guitar riffs and high energy, throbbing bass lines, Buckcherry has sustained a hard earned reputation for being the very definition of Rock Stars through 7 hot selling full length albums and an EP, as well as maintaining a not-to-be-missed live presence with regular touring schedules alongside such fellow legends as Mötley Crüe and Papa Roach. Buckcherry’s current line up includes front-man Todd along with Stevie D. (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), Kelly LeMieux on bass, Kevin Roentgen (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Sean Winchester(Drums).”

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“This is the good vibes, Rock & Roll tour of the summer. A bunch of friends hitting the road together and playing music we love for more friends across the states.” – Sonny (P.O.D.)

P.O.D. (Payable on Death) emerged from the San Diego metal scene in 1992, and their massive fan following quickly found them signed and releasing their top selling album, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown. The singles “Southtown,” “Rock the Party (Off the Hook),” and “School of Hard Knocks” became instant radio and MTV hits, which was followed by the RIAA-certified triple platinum album, Satellite. The lead single off of Satellite, Grammy nominated “Alive,” is recognized as a modern rock classic both for the raw talent and uplifting message. P.O.D. has continued to produce top quality metal music over the past 2 decades, seamlessly infusing dark, melodic metal with uplifting inspiration and hope. They’ve maintained a touring presence throughout, whether headlining their own or performing alongside Alter BridgeDisturbedIn This MomentRammsteinThe Offspring, and Godsmack. P.O.D.’s current line up is Sonny Sandoval (Lead Vocals), Marcos Curiel(Lead Guitar, Programming, Backing Vocals), Traa Daniels (Bass, Backing Vocals), and Wuv Bernardo (Drums, Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals).

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“We’re super excited to tour with our long time friends and colleagues of 20+ years this summer. It’s going to be a real hoot, to say the least!” – Kevin Baldes (Lit – Bass)

Fullerton, CA’s Lit came together in the late 80s and shot to stardom with the release of their Billboard topping second album, A Place in the Sun, via RCAin 1998. The first single, Billboard Music award winning “My Own Worst Enemy,” became one of the biggest hits of the year. The following singles, “Zip-Lock” (featuring Blink-182 in the video) and “Miserable” (featuring Pamela Anderson in the video), both also shot up the charts, driving the album to go platinum in the US. Despite the shocking loss of drummer Allen Shellenberger, Lit continued to develop a devoted fan following as they progressively evolved their sound from pop punk to a more country influence. Lit has maintained a constant festival and touring presence, including Warped Rewind At SeaRockfestDownload Festival, and Driftwood Festival. The band is currently A.Jay Popoff (Vocals), Jeremy Popoff (Guitar), Kevin Baldes (Bass), and Terry Sterling (Drums).

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“Summer 2018 Loudwire Gen X Tour is gonna be one for the books!! All Cali bands, all old buddies from the office, who could ask for more right?? Except maybe a few thousand American rock and roll fans cruising out to the show to party and receive what we deliver.” – Terry Corso (Alien Ant Farm)

Since the formation of Riverside, CA’s Alien Ant Farm in 1995, the quartet has enjoyed worldwide success. Over the course of their four studio albums, cumulative sales surpass five million units a Grammy nomination and 4 top 10 singles. The band built a massive following on the road early in their career via high profile 2001 runs with Linkin ParkPapa RoachWarped, and as the headliner on an MTV presented Fall Tour. In 2002, fame spread across the world, bringing Alien Ant Farm to the major European festivals, Australia’s Big Day Out and a headline run in Japan. The following year they returned to Europe with Metallica, and to this day the band has steadily delivered audiences in territories across the globe. Alien Ant Farm is currently touring with Dryden Mitchell (Vocals), Mike Cosgrove (Drums), Terry Corso (Guitar), and Tim Peugh (Bass).

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