Up-and-Coming Artist: Zac Shober

Zac Shober

A few words from Zac:

I started playing music when I was 10 years old. I started with drums, then guitar and a few other instruments, with guitar being my main instrument. I started singing at 14 and writing songs at 15. My first band was with a group of friends. We were a post rock instrumental band called, Samaria and we were together for two years playing local bay area shows. My second band, Relentless Pursuit, was together for 6 months and we traveled across country. I’ve written about 50 songs in the last two years and have played my originals locally in the East Bay area. The genres I like are indie, folk, rock, reggae, rap, and blues. Just about everything! My early influences are John Mayer, Copeland, Def Cab for Cutie, Bob Marley & Bon Iver. I am currently listening to Tiger’s Jaw, This Wild Life, Ray LaMontagne, Purity Ring and Matt Corby.

The two songs I am featuring are ‘Show Me Love’ and ‘Life and Journey’. I wrote ‘Show Me Love’ in 2013, inspired by wanting to know what Real Love looks like. I wrote ‘Life and Journey’, also in 2013, which is about living day to day life.


You can stream Zac Shober's Music below and be sure to check out his Soundcloud.

Look out East Bay, here comes Forever For A Second!

Forever For A Second (commonly abbreviated as FFAS) is an American alternative rock band based out of the East Bay Area. Originally formed by Lenny Costa, and Tony Wilson in 2008 the acoustic duo spent most of their time playing music for family and friends. After much deliberation the two left behind the acoustic scene, Tony Wilson took his leave and after multiple line up changes the current four piece was born. Lenny Costa(Vocals/Guitar), Ty Garcia(Vocals/Guitar), Lucas Garcia(drummer), and Alex Wechter(Bass) made their official Facebook debut today as the new and improved Forever For A Second. 

Stream their first single "Goodbyes and Trying Times" below and make sure you 'Like' these guy's on Facebook.

Stay tuned here for more updates on this band!

Jimmy Eat World announces 10th anniversary tour!

Jimmy Eat World have announce a North American fall tour to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their 2004 album, Futures. The tour, kicking off October 2 in Ventura, California. Additionally, the band are re-issuing the album on vinyl (along with Static Prevails and Clarity). Pre-orders are on sale now.

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Tour Dates:
Oct 2 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater
Oct 3 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Oct 4 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Opera
Oct 7 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
Oct 10 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
Oct 11 - Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theater
Oct 12 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Oct 13 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Oct 15 - Washington, DC @ 930 Club
Oct 16 - Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
Oct 17 - Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theater
Oct 18 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
Oct 20 - Westbury, NY @ Space at Westbury Hall
Oct 21 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Oct 22 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz

A Day To Remember "End Of Me"

A Day To Remember released their new music video for the song “End Of Me”. The track is taken from the band’s latest album, Common Courtesy, which was self-released by the band last year.

ADTR recently announced their Parks & Devastation Tour with Bring Me The Horizon and Chiodos. You can check out the full list of dates and locations here

Driver Friendly "Everything Gold"

Driver Friendly are streaming a band new song titled "Everything Gold." The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, Unimagined Bridges, which is scheduled for release on July 15 via Hopeless Records.Pre-orders are available for purchase now.

DJ CARNAGE's New Single "BRICKS" ft. MIGOS Out Now

Following the success of recent singles “Michael Jordan” and “Incredible,” as well as his “Bang” EP on Fool’s Gold, “Bricks” marks the first of a slew of new music.  With “Bricks” combining his EDM and hip-hop influences more seamlessly than ever before, fans can expect a number of genres to be experimented with on upcoming releases.  In the words of Carnage, “I do what I want and the world has to deal with it.  Game on.”

2014 is already shaping up to be a big year for the DJ and producer, who in March, sold out NYC’s Terminal 5 in less than 6 minutes, and has major festival performances scheduled globally throughout the summer.  He’s working on his first proper full-length, which is expected out later this year.

TOUR DATES:

Jun 21 - East Rutherford, NJ - Life In Color @ IZOD Center
Jun 22 - Las Vegas, NV - TAO BEACH  
Jun 23 - Las Vegas, NV - Marquee Nightclub (Carnage in Black + White)
Jun 27 - San Francisco, CA - We Are NRG
Jun 28 - Toronto, Canada - Digital Dreams Music Festival  
Jun 29 - Ottawa, Canada - Escapade Music Festival
Jul 05 - Las Vegas, NV - Marquee Day Club    
Jul 13 - London, United Kingdom - Electric Daisy Carnival (UK)
Jul 14 - Las Vegas, NV - Marquee          
Jul 17 - New Orleans, LA - Republic      
Jul 18 - Morrison, CO - Global Dance Festival
Jul 19 - Morrison, CO - Global Dance Festival
Jul 20 - Morrison, CO - Global Dance Festival
Jul 25 - Boom, Belgium - Tomorrowland          
Jul 26 - Boom, Belgium - Tomorrowland          
Jul 26 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Tik Tak Festival
Aug 01 - Houston, TX - Reliant Arena - Foam Wonderland
Aug 02 - Los Angeles, CA - Hard Summer
Aug 22 - Machovo Jezero, Czech Republic - Machac Festival
Aug 23 - Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands - Mysteryland
Aug 29 - New York, NY - Electric Zoo
Sep 12 - Kansas City, MO - Dancefestopia Music Festival
Sep 13 - Kansas City, MO - Dancefestopia Music Festival

Bloom Twins release new video for single "Blue"

The storyline is based on a bittersweet memory of a dysfunctional relationship, the female protagonist (played by both Anna and Sonia Kuprienko) is remembering moments with a two-faced lover: On the one hand she recalls him as the mature, masculine, elegant, caring yet mysterious character (Aiden Shaw), on the other hand yearns for his wild, reckless, exciting and charming side (Billy Huxley).

Child Actor announce sophomore album 'Never Die' with lead single and video for "Against The Night"

Experimental indie pop duo Child Actor self-release their ambitious genre-blending sophomore album Never Die on July 15. A nostalgic nod to young love and loss, the official music video for lead single, “Against The Night” premiered virally yesterday and is viewable below:

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REWARD Releasing 'Painted Desperation' EP on June 24

You can stream the track "Bob" below.

REWARD vocalist and senior member (ringing in at only 20 years old) Rob Blackwell says about the track, "On the surface, it’s really just about my cousin who has down syndrome. I have never once seen him upset or unhappy for more than maybe three seconds at a time. He wakes up and is simply excited to live and be alive. He thoroughly enjoys every moment and that is amazing and inspiring to me. So in this song I wanted to honor his mind and express my mourning for his window of opportunity, but to juxtapose it with how much I love and admire him for cherishing every day and every moment."

REWARD is:

Rob Blackwell - Vocals
Will Higgins - Guitar/Vocals
Joe McLaughlin - Guitar/Vocals
Dave Machado - Bass
Olek Gierczak - Drums
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Woods announce tour dates.

TOUR DATES:

06-13 Brooklyn, NY - Northside Festival  *
07-27 Chicago, IL - Wicker Park Festival
07-28 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
07-31 Seattle, WA - Neumos  **^
08-01 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Fox Cabaret  **
08-02 Portland, OR - Pickathon
08-03 Portland, OR - Pickathon
08-05 Big Sur, CA - Woodsist Festival Big Sur   

08-10 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
08-12 Visalia, CA - Cellar Door  ***
08-14 San Diego, CA - Casbah  ***
08-16 Pioneertown, CA - Woodsist Festival Pioneertown 
08-17 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom  ***
08-19 Marfa, TX - El Cosmico
08-20 Austin, TX - Holy Mountain
08-21 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
08-22 Chattanooga, TN - Sluggo's
08-23 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
08-30 Birmingham, England - Moseley Folk Festival 
08-31 Dorset, England - End Of The Road
09-02 London, England - Dingwalls   ****
09-03 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
09-04 Groningen, Netherlands - Vera  
09-05 Vlieland, Netherlands - Into the Great Wide Open
09-06 Brussels, Belgium - Atelier 210
09-07 Strasbourg, France - Troc Café 
09-08 Zurich, Switzerland - El Lokal
09-09 Lausanne, Switzerland - Le Romandie
09-10 Biarritz, France - L'atabal 
09-12 Valada, Portugal - Reverence Festival
09-13 Madrid, Spain - El Sol
09-14 Barcelona, Spain - Caprichos de Apolo
09-15 Toulouse, France - La Dynamo
09-16 Paris, France - Eldorado Festival
09-18 Bergen, Norway - Phonofestivalen
09-21 Tilburg, Netherlands - Incubate
09-22 Bristol, England - The Lantern
09-23 Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory  
09-24 Belfast, Ireland - McHughs  
09-25 Glasgow, Scotland - Broadcast
09-26 Newcastle, England - Think Thank 
09-27 Liverpool, England - Liverpool Psych Fest
10-24 New York, NY - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts % 

 

* = w/ The War on Drugs
** = w/ Steve Gunn
^ = w/ Foxygen
*** = w/ Skygreen Leopards
**** = w/ Marissa Nadler

% = w/ Joshua Light Show 

Hear new song "Cool" from White Reaper.

TOUR DATES:

05/31 - Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlies #
06/05 - Louisville, KY - Haymarket Whiskey Bar @
06/19 - Kansas City, Missouri - Czar Bar *
06/20 - Denver, Colorado - Moon Room *
06/21 - Salt Lake City, Utah - Kilby Court *
06/22 - Boise, Idaho - The Shredder *
06/24 - Seattle, Washington - Chop Suey *
06/25 - Portland, Oregon - Bunk Bar *
06/26 - Sacramento, California - Witch Room *
06/27 - San Francisco, California - Thee Parkside *
06/28 - Los Angeles, California - TBA *
06/29 - Phoenix, Arizona - Rhythm Room *
06/30 - Tucson, Arizona - Plush *
07/02 - Austin, Texas - Holy Mountain *
07/03 - Dallas, Texas - Club Dada *
07/04 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Conservatory *
07/05 - St. Louis, Missouri - Firebird *

* = w/ Young Widows
# = w/ The Debauchees
@ = w/ Nerves Junior, Sea Hero 

White Reaper EP (Polyvinyl)
Street Date: June 24, 2014
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The Neighbourhood debut new track "jealou$y"

The Neighbourhood’s new project #000000 & #FFFFFF will be out later this year. Vocalist Jesse Rutherford says about the album, “"#000000 & #FFFFFF is a diary of songs that are inspired by our thoughts while on the road. It exposes our anxiety, rejoices in our achievement and expresses our ability to create whatever the fuck we want. It’s our freedom to explore popular music as we know it. It’s not us as a band… it’s us as a sound."