Opus One & PromoWest North Shore Present Insane Clown Posse with special guests P.O.D., Stitches, Dope D.O.D., Young Wicked
When Insane Clown Posse emerged from the darkness surrounding Detroit’s underground music scene in the early '90s, the world had yet to imagine the impact that the face painted duo’s hardcore, hip-hop style would bear on mainstream music. Over the course of several Gold and Platinum albums, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope have shared their Dark Carnival mythology with the world, through their lyrics which range from the philosophic to the humorous and through their over-the-top live performances (the Clowns' most infamous concert tradition: Dousing the crowd with hundreds of gallons of Faygo soda). The duo's millions of fans -- known as 'Juggalos' -- have become one of the most studied and talked-about musical subcultures of all time. Many of their albums, including the Platinum-selling “The Great Milenko” and “The Amazing Jeckel Brothers” have become true classics of the horrorcore rap genre. Additionally, Insane Clown Posse's annual Gathering of the Juggalos has grown to become one of America's most eclectic and celebrated summer music festivals. insaneclownposse.com | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
Robert DeLong with special guests Coleman Hell, Emerson Jay (DJ Set)
Robert DeLong has a thing for tarot, but that shouldn't be too surprising. The rise of the Los Angeles dance-pop provocateur and one-man band seems fated thus far. In 2013, his self-fulfilling "Global Concepts" single became an international hit and he's been following it around the world since, from dives to clubs to nearly every festival you've ever heard of. Now the man returns from the neon wilderness with his most diverse and beat-driven work yet: In the Cards. DeLong's second album boldly swirls electronic strains—techno, house, drum & bass, electro, trip-hop—with rock composition and emotive soul. Each song is an aural world unto itself where DeLong probes a different angle of the record's theme: Is the story of our lives written "in the cards" or are we free to make our destinies? Ultimately, is there a difference? robertdelong.com | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
theNEWDEAL with special guests Broccoli Samurai
With over 1400 legendary late nights, sold-out clubs and triumphant festivals under their belts, theNEWDEAL returns with a passion in 2015. Recently released tracks “Mercury Switch” and “Sabotage the System” offer a preview of their upcoming fall studio release which bassist Dan Kurtz describes as their “most creative” endeavor to date. “In the last few months we've been pushing ourselves to work with new sounds, new styles, new ways of arranging jams, and the stuff we've come up with has felt great and exciting to us as a result. We're listening back to the board tapes of all the shows and finding the parts, even if they're just a couple of seconds long, that sound the most inspiring and then building studio recordings around them. In some cases we'll glue a bit from one show in one city to another completely unrelated piece from another town, and create something we'd never have come up with in either just a live or just a studio setting.” thenewdeal.com | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
91.3 WYEP presents The Polyphonic Spree 15th Anniversary Tour - performing “The Beginning Stages of…” in its entirety as well as some deep cuts, choice covers, and some other surprises with special guests The Sharp Things
The Trees Are Getting Harder To Climb: 15th Anniversary of The Polyphonic Spree! The Polyphonic Spree began July 15, 2000 as one man’s desire to hear a sound he dreamt about; before most bands over the last decade, that are often compared in sound and vision to the Spree, were formed. The Polyphonic Spree have traversed the globe several times over much to the dismay of those that thought the band would never leave its hometown of Dallas, TX. They have appeared at every major music festival and late night television program. The Polyphonic Spree has ranged in size from 13 to 27 members. It has never been about the size but about the sound. The band currently has 21 active members. thepolyphonicspree.com | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
The Noise presents TesseracT - Polaris North America 2015 with special guests The Contortionist, Erra, Skyharbor
There are albums to listen to and bands to watch perform but only an elite few musical collectives manifest creative work that must be experienced. Ascending to the forefront of the progressive hard rock and metal community through creative fearlessness and determination, TesseracT invite listeners on an expansive, esoteric, and atmospheric journey, constructing unique and immersive worlds within their music, all of it drenched in swirling layers of sound, distinctive melodies, and unapologetic experimentation. tesseractband.co.uk | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony
91.3 WYEP presents Yonder Mountain String Band with special guests Henhouse Prowlers
For nearly 17 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. YMSB has always played music of their own design, in the process attracting a devout coterie of fans that often resembles a tight knit family on an epic musical journey as Yonder traverses the country with an ever-rigorous tour schedule. Yonder is a quintessential ensemble honing its craft night after night on the road, and the fans are there to experience it in real time. The result is music that doesn’t stand still, it’s always progressing and breaking unprecedented ground. yondermountain.com | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
blessthefall - To Those Left Behind Tour with special guests Stick To Your Guns, Emarosa, Oceans Ate Alaska, Cane Hill
Beau Bokan (lead vocals), Eric Lambert (guitar), Jared Warth (bass/vocals), Matt Traynor (drums), Elliott Gruenberg (guitar) One
of the most respected frontrunners in the metalcore community, Arizona's Blessthefall has spent years building a strong foundation and a legion of devoted fans throughout their impressive career of over a decade. Blessthefall teamed up with producer Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada, Of Mice & Men) to record the follow up to 2013's Hollow Bodies, which hit #15 on the Billboard Top 200. Performing at their highest level of musicianship, the band took a giant leap forward with new album To Those Left Behind to create their proudest collection of pulverizing and sonically dynamic tracks. Blessthefall created a deeply personal, bold, and dark collection of tracks that relate to the themes of live, coping, betrayal, and revenge mindset of various characters with a touch of paranormal activity. Known for their explosive live show, blessthefall are currently tearing across the country on the Main Stage of the Vans Warped Tour, adding to an impressive touring history that includes runs with As I Lay Dying, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, August Burns Red, Every Time I Die, and Asking Alexandria. blessthefallmusic.com | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony
WPTS Radio presents Neon Indian
Neon Indian (aka Alan Palomo) has announced the long awaited follow up to 2011’s Era Extraña and this year’s standalone single “Annie.” Slated for release via Mom + Pop on October 16, VEGA INTL. Night School was conceived during a period of aesthetic reinvention for Palomo, as he retooled the lo-fi and spontaneous writing style he’d developed as Neon Indian by incorporating elements of the cleaner production values and dance oriented approach of his previous recording moniker VEGA, ultimately merging the two into one fast lane. Developed over a four year period, the album brims with funk-centric guitar lines, pronounced Balearic rhythms, and the most elaborate songwriting of his career. neonindian.com | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
Jonny Two Bags / Scott H. Biram with special guest Jesse Dayton
Salvation Town, the surprising and powerful solo debut by Jonny Two Bags, guitarist for the Southern California punk rock institution Social Distortion, defies expectations at every turn. The material reflects a multiplicity of musical styles and influences. Wickersham’s father, a professional musician who played folk, rock ’n’ roll, and country-rock, instilled in him a love of Southern California musicians like Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon and Linda Ronstadt. Wickersham’s own taste in contemporary performers runs the gamut from Lucinda Williams and Ryan Adams to Calexico.
Scott H. Biram: The self proclaimed ‘Dirty Old One Man Band’ successfully, and sometimes violently, lashes together blues, hillbilly and country precariously into raucous punk and godless metal. Years of non-stop touring have honed his assault to a fine edge; his wide-eyed throw downs in the First Church of Ultimate Fanaticism routinely lead giddy followers to a fiery baptism. Biram ain’t no candy-ass singer/songwriter either, sweetly strumming songs about girls with big eyes and dusty highways. HELL NO!!! His singing, yodeling, growling, leering and brash preachin’ and hollerin’ is accompanied by sloppy riffs and licks from his 1959 Gibson guitar and pounding backbeat brought forth by his amplified left foot. Jonny Two Bags | Scott H Biram | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
Opus One & PromoWest North Shore present SILVERSTEIN & SENSES FAIL Co-headline Tour 2015 with special guests Hundredth, Capsize
The fifteen year career of Silverstein has firmly established the group as an institution within an industry characterized by flux and mercurial vogue. Once again we are reminded that since their inception in 2000, the band’s commitment to innovation remains unfaltering. Leading the rise of aggressive, melodic punk to the forefront of our attention, the band cultivated a sound and work ethic that has brought them from basements and community centers in Burlington, ON, to main stages, and global festivals.
Senses Fail: Post-hardcore band from New Jeresey with unusually esoteric lyrics. -AllMusic.com Silverstein | Senses Fail | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
Papadosio - Extras in a Movie Tour: Act 1 with special guest Thriftworks
Mesmerizing, spellbinding and genre-defying: With their fourth full-length studio release Extras In A Movie, Papadosio reveals a striking cinematic cornucopia of sounds: orchestral, electronic, organic, acoustic, psychedelic and celestial. The 16 selections that comprise the song cycle are concise and structured – launch pads for the improvisational excursions that are a hallmark of the band’s celebrated concert performances. “The writing process was a challenge for us, to see if we could integrate some songs that were shorter than five minutes,” notes the band. They envisioned the title Extras In A Movie as a concept connected to themes of interpersonal interactions and relationships. papadosio.com | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
Mayhem/Watain - Black Metal Warfare pt II with special guests Rotting Christ
Mayhem: Inspired by groups such as Venom, Slayer, Motörhead and Celtic Frost, Mayhem was founded in 1984 by guitarist Øystein Aarseth (known initially as “Destructor”, later “Euronymous”), bassist Jørn Stubberud (“Necrobutcher”) and drummer Kjetil Manheim, taking their band name from the Venom song “Mayhem with Mercy”. Watain: Ceremonial fanaticism, black mass hysteria, blood, fire and death; rock n roll as the Devil once intended…Musically fueled by forefathers such as Venom, Bathory, Metallica and Mercyful Fate, and spiritually fueled by the lawless will of the liberated spirit, Watain is that dangerous flame of Metal that seemed lost for many years, and that now once again has been set loose upon the dying world. in honor of the wild and untamed darkness that lies at the heart of true rock n roll music. Mayhem | Watain | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony
The Menzingers / mewithoutYou with guests Pianos Become The Teeth, Restorations
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Philadelphia-by-way-of Scranton punk band, The Menzingers are two years removed from Epitaph debut On The Impossible Past. Voted Album of the Year by Absolute Punk and Punk News, the universal acclaim praised the band for its punk roots and quintessentially Midwest romantics. The same accolades have followed The Menzingers since forming as teenagers, followed since Chamberlain Waits (2010) and A Lesson In The Abuse of Information Technology (2007).
It is no mistake that mewithoutYou have become one of today’s most fascinating experimental rock acts. The last 15 years have borne witness to the Philadelphia five-piece exercising stylistic evolutions and aerial dynamics with humbling dexterity and untamed ambition. At their roots may be a theatrical progressive punk/post-hardcore band, but they’ve never been content to remain comfortably within a familiar genre. Their continuous multi-directional movements have left them increasingly difficult to classify, the growth of their branches impossible to predict. The group’s sixth full-length album, Pale Horses, is the best evidence to date of their eclectic agility. themenzingers.com | mewithoutyou.com | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets