Their fourth studio album Life Imitating Life
drops April 22, recorded in Rhinebeck, NY and Nashville, TN with producer John O'Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Kashmir). The first single “Ash and Ember” is online now, and a tour with Twin Forks & Chris Carrabba kicks off April 19, hitting Soma April 27.
“[My wife] Paula and I just signed a lease for a 2,400 square foot commercial space in Sorrento Valley,” the guitar star reveals. “We'll open Sanctuary Art and Music Studio in April. Painting party this weekend!”
The reunited garage band is playing a set of European dates this month, including Germany where their singles are charting again for the first time in over two decades.
Pall Jenkins will spend much of April on a European tour with Kurt Vile.
His new track “She Scream” features Rampage (of Busta Rhymes' Flipmode Squad), Phoenix rapper Hoood, and Andrew Reid, son of reggae legend Junior Reid, produced by JFX, Felony Music, and Jungle Josh.
The folk/pop duo (Lindsay White and Veronica May) signed with Big Picture Media for promotion and marketing of their upcoming third album Breakup Shmakeup,
due May 2 and supported by a west coast tour running May 4 through 30.
Singer Tim Lambesis has admitted that he solicited the murder of his wife, pleading guilty to the one felony charged against him. Judge Carlos Armour could send Lambesis to prison for nine years, or the singer could get as little as time-served plus four years probation.
Eminem announced via his Twitter account that he'll be doing a three-city Monster Tour with Rihanna, which he revealed would happen this August in New York, Detroit, and Los Angeles.
Their upcoming Mad Man EP
(dropping April 25 at the Ken Club) is their first recording since the 2006 album Cowboys and Serial Killers
. Now reduced to a trio, the EP includes former rhythm guitarist Luke Boole. New tracks are streaming on their Reader
Their upcoming self-titled full-length features six previously released tracks remixed by their former drummer Mario Quintero, along with three new Quintero-mixed songs, mastered at the Blasting Room, run by drummer Bill Stevenson (Black Flag, the Descendents) and Jason Livermore (Alkaline Trio, Rise Against). A west coast tour is set for May and June.
The 1980s one-hit-wonders (“What Do All the People Know”) performed a reunion set last week, augmented by Pink Floyd Experience mainman Tom Quinn. “I was lucky enough last night to get a last minute invitation to play with the great San Diego legends,” he posted on Facebook. “It's great to hear Bob Monroe and Tony Ortiz sing like that again. Honored.”
Their Love Tone
EP drops April 11 at Winstons in OB, featuring guest appearances from Ivan Garzon of the Devastators and Destructo Bunny, with CD art by Oakland-based R. Black, known for his Occupy Movement and San Diego Opera posters. They'll spend April touring touring AZ, NV, CA, OR, and WA.
Despite staging a farewell gig on June 29, 2013, the band has regrouped and will play the Casbah on April 5, with a revised lineup featuring singer Birdy Bardot, guitarist Brian Reilly, drummer Jon Bonser, and bassist Josh Kmak in place of Leslie Schultze.
Before finishing his new album, he'll do a short west coast acoustic tour with Raining Jane, beginning March 15 in Santa Cruz and concluding March 31 in Redding.
With Jamuel Saxon mainman Keith Milgaten now living in New York, the band's first local show since 2012 will happen March 17 at Soda Bar in City Heights, for a bill that includes Mirror Pop and Spark Three.
His 7th Annual Musink Tattoo & Music Festival, running March 21-23 at the OC Fair & Event Center, will feature his band Transplants along with the Descendents, Tech N9ne, Gorilla Biscuits, Love Canal, Judge, Strife, Rittz, H20, and others.
The Celtic rockers will tour the southeast with the Attack and Mephiskapheles, wrapping up April 6 at Will's Pub in Orlando, Florida.