Friday, August 16th The Alarm returned to Chicago at the House of Blues for an adrenal charged performance that started at full speed and continued to the final closing note. The set was one great single after another, "The Stand", "Rescue Me", "Sold Me Down The River", "Strength", "Rain In The Summertime" and more.
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Reel Big Fish at the Fox Theatre on Friday, January 11th. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 30th for $28.00 in advance and $30.00 day of show.Earlier this year, Reel Big Fish released their 7th studio album, Candy Coated Fury (Rock Ridge Music), an inspired and infectiously catchy return to the hyperkinetic ska and biting wit of the band’s beloved early albums.
When singer/songwriter/bassist Johnette Napolitano first formed Dream 6 on her time off working at L.A.’s famed Gold Star Studios with James Mankey in 1982, the music landscape was a lot like it is now, forcing new acts into a do-it-yourself ethic.
Look up punk jazz in the dictionary and next to it you'll find a picture of its patron saint Mike Dillon. The vibraphonist/percussionist/vocalist/MC has been in perpetual motion for over 20 years now. From his time spent with the late '80s MTV buzz band Billy Goat to cult faves Hairy Apes BMX to his current role in the post-rock behemoth Garage A Trois, Dillon has amassed a diehard fan base that embraces his freewheeling mash up of sound and style.
The Split Livers is a collaborative project between two of the most influential musicians in the alternative/acoustic punk bluegrass scene.Danny is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and genre-bending artists of his craft, Barnes' musical interests are both varied and adventurous, and he incorporates that versatility into a progressive approach to an instrument that is musically polarizing and steeped in tradition.
The Expendables, California's highly respected rock-surf band, is set to release their first full-length acoustic studio album, Gone Soft on May 15th, 2012. Gone Soft will allow fans to experience the stripped down and unplugged version of The Expendables. The album successfully displays the band's technical music skills, taking their powerhouse rock songs and re-arranging them to highlight a softer side of fan-favorite classic songs.
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Gogol Bordello at the Boulder Theater on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 16th at 10:00am for $35.00 general admission.The irresistible, anthemic "Pala Tute," explains Hutz, is "derivative of a very old gypsy song that I heard from my relatives. It sounds like a song you would hear at any pomping gypsy party, but it's not.
If there's still a few scattered embers of the fire of '80s punk, hardcore and the birth of D.I.Y., they are burning inside Bomb the Music Industry! Formed by Jeff Rosenstock as a bedroom project reaction to the serious business machinations of his former band, BTMI! was never supposed to sell over 10,000 records or tour the world. They weren't supposed to headline festivals or drive their van over 300,000 miles.
Following Monday's performance of “Everyday Sunshine”, “Lyin' Ass Bitch” intro (and we all remember that late night TV controversy...ahem...Michelle Bachmann) into “Crazy Glue” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! we are proud to announce the documentary's release today, February 1st in honor of Black History Month. The film is being distributed via digital and home video by Cinema Guild, which will present the film exclusively as part of the celebration of Black History Month, and via home video starting February 21st.