Tuesday, January 25: After releasing his fourth album, Mission Bell, Amos Lee has hit the road. He’ll be in town on Tuesday at 8:00pm. Tickets are sold out, but originally they were $35.25.
Friday, January 28: Gene and Dean Ween and the rest of the band are playing a sold out show at the Fox Theater on Friday. You probably won’t hear the songs they did for Spongebob, but that is a good thing. Tickets were $35, show starts at 8:00pm.
Saturday, January 29: Luckily, ALO isn’t as radical as ALF. And when you’re friends with people like Jack Johnson, how could you be? The chilled-out California natives are swinging by the Fillmore on Saturday at 9:00pm. Tickets are $32.75.
To hold over all her little monsters, Lady Gaga debuted a remix of one of her up coming songs at a runway show in Paris. The song and its video are untitled, but both hold on to a high fashion-euro-warehouse rave kind of vibe. Her first single doesn’t officially drop until February 13, but watch it above, tell me what you think?
This was released yesterday, and within hours it was a world wide trending topic. What is it? The Game‘s new mixtape, Purp and Patron. It’s a hefty 29 tracks that feature the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, Dr. Dre, and Travis Barker. The Game’s rhymes are sharp and tight as usual, but it’s the features who make it especially good. Get it here.
Chicago native and ex-Kanye protégé, Kid Sister recently dropped a new mixtape dubbed Kiss Kiss Kiss. It’s a sassy mix of hip hop and club music, featuring the likes of Laidback Luke, Caspa, and Gucci Mane. Download it here.
Heard it Through the Grapevine:
Lil Wayne is hitting the road for his I Am Music II tour with an all-star cast. Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Travis Barker and Mix Master Mike will all be along for the ride, and the whole crew will be in Oakland on April 24 and Sacramento on April 26. This should all be timely with Tha Carter IV, which could drop as early as March according to Wayne in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. Check here for more dates.
The “Big 4,” better known as metal gods Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer, will be putting on one power show in the U.S. on April 23. This supposed one time event held in Indio, CA is $99 for general admission, and shuttles can take you out the show from virtually anywhere in Southern California. Go here for more info.
Who saw this coming? According to Billboard, Aaron Carter, who hasn’t released any music since 2002, has checked in to rehab for “emotional and spiritual issues.” It’s got to be tough when you hit your career peak before puberty.
Less than a week after Coachella released the lineup for this year’s desert festival, all tent and car camping spots are sold out. Originally $75 for a 10’x30′ car spot, they are now going upwards of $300 on Craigslist. Admission tickets are still available, but I wouldn’t trust them to last much longer. Check out the lineup here.
Kanye is back in the studio working on a solo album to follow up My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. That hit album was dropped only two months ago, so I wonder how this will compare. West said over Twitter that the albums sound will be “high end” and that it should be ready in time for summer. His album with Jay-Z is still in the works as well, and is to be released in March.
Bust out the cake and candles, Pearl Jam is turning 20 this year, and they’re doing it in style. The group plans to hold their very own music festival in the summer, reissue their albums Vs. and Vitalogy, and show the world a documentary that spans their whole run. Don’t worry, they aren’t holding on to the past, they told Rolling Stone they’re excited to get their eyes back on the future.