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The Ready Set
Earlier this summer, Jordan Witzigreuter of The Ready Set told RedBullUSA.com that he was planning to release some new music by the end of the year.
True to his word, The Ready Set will drop two different versions of their upcoming EP “Feel Good Now” on October 11. The digital copy will feature five songs while the physical disc will contain two additional tracks. “Hollywood Dream” serves as the collection’s single.
The Gallagher Brothers
The Gallagher brothers just can’t live in peace and harmony. Liam Gallagher (singer of defunct Britpop group Oasis and current front man of Beady Eye) recently filed a lawsuit against his brother Noel Gallagher (guitarist and principle songwriter Oasis) for false claims about Oasis’ breakup and the band’s last minute cancellation at the 2009 V Festival due to Liam being “hungover.”
Liam refutes the accusation, saying he was never “hungover” and instead was suffering from laryngitis. While the younger Gallagher was fuming mad, all he really wanted was an apology from his big brother.
Days later, Noel admitted in a recent webchat that he fibbed about some of the details pertaining to Oasis’ breakup and issued an apology to his brother. One has to wonder what the atmosphere will be like for the Gallagher family at Christmas dinner.
The Sheepdogs -- the Saskatchewan indie rockers -- are set to tour all throughout North America. The quartet will play several dates with the Kings of Leon just north of the border, but then will join Robert Randolph & The Family Band beginning October 19 at the Slowdown in Omaha, Nebraska, before spiraling off on October 28 at the New Daisy in Memphis, Tennessee. Then they will jump on a small trek with Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears from October 8 at the Sol Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico, until November 20 at the Filling Station in Bozeman, Montana.
Formed in 2006, The Sheepdogs got their big break by winning Atlantic Records’ and Rolling Stone’s “Do You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star” contest. Now, they are looking to take full advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead.
Malajube has a busy month ahead of themselves. The Montreal, Quebec-based indie rockers will drop their fourth studio album “La Caverne” on September 13 and is slated to hit the ‘States three days later to promote it. The tour begins September 16 at the Mercury Lounge in New York, New York, and will conclude October 8 at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum Of Art in Hartford, Connecticut.
Social Distortion will be performing a bunch of upcoming festivals before embarking on a nationwide tour. The legendary SoCal punk quartet begins their trek on November 1 at Plush in Jacksonville, Florida, and concludes December 4 at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado. Half of those dates will be a headlining tour with support from Chuck Ragan & Off With Their Heads. The other half, Social Distortion will open up for Foo Fighters.
This Sunday Night, MTV hosts the 2011 Video Music Awards. Though pop and hip-hop dominate the field this year, there are a few rock artists looking to take home a moon man this year. Foster The People are gunning for Best New Artist with their video “Pumped Up Kicks,” Rise Against are trying nab Best Video With a Message for “Make It Stop,” and 30 Second To Mars’ “Hurricane” is up for Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Direction In A Video.
Also, up for Best Rock Video are The Black Keys for “Howlin’ For You,” Cage The Elephant for “Shake Me Down,” Foo Fighters for “Walk,” Foster The People for “Pumped Up Kicks” and Mumford & Sons for “The Cave.” It all goes down this Sunday Night at 9 PM EST.
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