His new band San Diego's Finest, which covers songs by local performers and about San Diego, appears at the Casbah on December 11, at a fundraiser for the local music documentary film It's Gonna Blow.
The former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist's new band Red Dragon Cartel will debut at Brick By Brick on December 15, previewing the group's self-titled album (Lee's first in two decades), due for release January 28 via Frontiers Records.
A new tour documentary, This is a Wasteland,
features concert footage shot this year on tour and scenes filmed in their San Diego practice studio.
A new release, Anthology
, contains 27 Paper Plane Pilot songs, including all the tracks from First Flight
(released October, 2008) through An Awakening
“We're playing a bunch of obscure but inappropriate holiday songs as well as arranging a few of our originals,” says the comedic duo of their upcoming holiday shows. “Funny how a song becomes a holiday song just by throwing in the word 'Santa.'” They'll appear at Queen Bee's on December 14.
Congratulations to frontman Scott Mercado on his engagement to Rachel Perez!
Megadeth will headline the Skogsrojet Festival in Rejmyre, Sweden on August 1, 2014. Also on the bill are Gamma Ray, Unisonic, Quireboys, and others.
They'll release a limited-edition vinyl single on each night of their upcoming UK tour, covering tracks by bands from each city like Status Quo, the Buzzcocks, Venom, Gerry Rafferty, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, and the Boomtown Rats. Each night, one single-sided seven-inch disc will be available at their merch stall.
The group's farewell show under their current name happens December 28 at the Soda Bar, though members say they will launch a still-unnamed new band project next year, with a new sound and songs.
Her CD and children's book set In My Own Back Yard
is having its fifteen songs mastered at Noisy Cricket Studio, with a planned release date in May 2014.
A video for the title track of their new album Dead is Dead
(Pacific Records) is streaming online, as they hit the road for a tour with Suicidal Tendencies that wraps up December 21 in Ventura.
A video for a new track from the Forbidden Pigs/Hot Rod Lincoln co-founder, “Generations Hypnotized,” is streaming on his Reader
Their 10th Annual Green 17 Tour will run for 27 dates, kicking off in Atlanta on February 15, 2014 followed by stops in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and Las Vegas, with extended dates to end in New Orleans on March 23.
Banter’s song “High with Me” can be heard in the trailer for the short film Just South of North,
directed by Michael Arter, an Athens, Ohio-based filmmaker.
They'll headline opening night of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival on February 13, 2014, filling out a bill that also includes the Wanted, Colbie Caillat, Jamie Cullum, and Olly Murs.
The American Idol
runner-up has confirmed that he'll be reprising his role as Elliott “Starchild” Gilbert on the TV series Glee
Frontman Tom DeLonge is releasing a children's book, The Lonely Astronaut On Christmas Eve,
described as “a tale of a rocketeer alone on the moon on a cold Christmas night, and the gift he receives from a few unexpected -- and extraterrestrial -- friends.” Art from the book will be auctioned to benefit San Diego's Rady Children's Hospital.
She can be heard on a new tribute album, Rockin' Legends Pay Tribute to Jack White,
along with Gary U.S. Bonds, Bobby Vee, Joe Clay, Cyril Neville, Johnny Powers, and others. She'll play the Casbah on December 22 with San Diego's El Vez, the Mexican Elvis.
“We were just recently offered and signed a worldwide recording contract, management deal, and apparel and merchandising agreement with HighVolMusic,” keyboardist Peter DeLuke tells the Reader.
The Chapman Stick player just released a new prog-rock wagon train western with Bert Lams of the California Guitar Trio, Unnamed Lands,
which he tells the Reader
is “My most ambitious project yet...it's a concept record, complete with twelve-page booklet.”
The Oceanside native (and former Nickel Creek player) will do double duty at next year's Savannah Music Festival (March 20-April 5, 2014), performing a set with Mike Marshall as well as appearing with the Punch Brothers.
Bassist Mark Goffeney, who was born without arms and plays with his feet, made number 9 on VH1's list of 10 Musicians Missing Body Parts, which includes Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Iommi, Paul Stanley, and Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen.
“Cradle Your Device,” the first single from his upcoming full-length Grass Punks,
was recently covered in a spotlight for the NPR program All Songs Considered
and is now available at iTunes and elsewhere online.