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Weezer Reveals First Single From New Album

Weezer has revealed the first single from their forthcoming, highly anticipated ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End.   The song, entitled “Back To The Shack,” is an ebullient, slice of alterna-rock awesomeness.

“Back To The Shack” can be heard for the first time worldwide on radio stations throughout the country beginning on July 21, with the song available to hear via Weezer’s YouTube channel. Following that, “Back To The Shack” will be available for purchase on iTunes as of Tuesday, July 22nd.  And tonight, the band will drop by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to play the song for the first time on television.

Weezer tour dates:
7/24/14            London, ON @ Rock The Park 2014
7/25/14            Belleville, ON @ Empire Rockfest
7/26/14            Rimouski, QC @ Les Grandes Fetes du St-Laurent
8/1/14              Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan
8/2/14              Del Mar, CA @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Summer Concert Series
8/9/14              Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest PNC Plaza
8/13/14            Southaven, MS @ Snowden Grove Amphitheater
8/14/14            Lake Charles, LA @ L’Auberge Casino Resort
8/31/14            Los Angeles, CA @ Made In America
9/6/14              Charlotte, NC @ 106.5 The End presents Weenie Roast ‘14
9/12/14            Paso Robles, CA @ Vino Robles Amphitheatre
9/13/14            Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
9/14/14            Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
9/19/14            Denver, CO @ Riot Fest

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Weezer To Release New Album in September

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Weezer will release their highly anticipated ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, on September 30th, 2014 on Republic Records.  Produced by Ric Ocasek, who previously helmed production on the band’s first and third records (“The Blue Album” and “The Green Album”), Everything Will Be Alright In The End is the band’s first collection of new material in four years.

Since forming in 1992, Weezer has released a myriad of celebrated, chart-topping albums, selling over 13 million records worldwide.  Following an intensely prolific couple years at the end of the aughts, the band chose to deliberately dial down the tempo in 2010, a move singer/guitarist Rivers Cuomo says allowed him to write at a slower pace, giving the songs he wanted to use for an album the time to gradually grow into their final forms.  He started almost every song on the piano, eventually transferring them to the guitar before taking them to the band.  When it came time to record the material, Weezer reunited with the man who helped them make some of their most iconic album-length work, Cars frontman Ric Ocasek.  The resulting album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, is a stand-out gem in Weezer’s vast and varied catalogue, a reflection of a much-loved band at their very best.  Organized thematically around three groups of songs, it is an album that utilizes that sound from the band’s earliest days to tell new stories in 2014, creating some of the finest, most heartfelt songs Weezer has ever recorded.

An exclusive, first look at Everything Will Be Alright In The End will appear in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly.

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Check ‘Em Out: Automagik

Automagik is a five-piece rock n’ roll outfit from Cincinnati, OH. With a sound inspired by the sunshine-y tones of the Beach Boys, the grizzly groove of the Gorillaz, and the upbeat party pop of Weezer, Automagik aims to arouse feelings of pure candy-coated jubilation and fuel all-night parties of the piñata-smashing variety. Since it’s inception at the end of 2010, the band has made great strides, seeing a few of their signature tunes featured in television programs such as MTV’s Battle of the Exes and ABC’s Rookie Blue, as well as being featured in two levels of the All-Nighters “Pokemon Snap” inspired iPod/iPhone app called “Rock Photographer.” With a new album nearing completion and a tour currently underway, Automagik is hard at work providing the essential soundtrack to anyone’s good time.

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UPDATE for B.O.M.B. Fest

Citing strong early ticket sales for the 3rd Annual Bring Our Music Back Festival (B.O.M.B. Fest) B.O.M.B. Fest has outgrown it’s original site and is proud to announce its move to The Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT.

The festival marks the first time that The Comcast Theatre has hosted a non-profit event, and never one as unique as B.O.M.B. Fest. Organized by Frank Bombaci, Sr. and Frank Bombaci, Jr., B.O.M.B. Fest 2011 brings together some of the biggest names in hip-hop, alternative and indie rock, with all proceeds from the festival going to providing music scholarships, music enrichment and education
programs, music and healing initiatives and community support and outreach. Last year’s festival raised money for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camps, Connecticut Children’s Hospital, YPI Camp, and The Lyman Allyn Museum.

In addition to national talent, festival guests will experience more than over 25 local acts across multiple stages, delicious food vendors, unique craft vendors and one-of a kind art installations, all complemented by Comcast Theatre’s professional amenities – clean bathrooms, spacious parking lots and state of the art sound systems.

Two-day passes are $99 and are currently available via the official festival website. Advance single-day tickets are also on sale now at $60 via www.bombfest.com. A short ride from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia, and more, B.O.M.B. Fest remains the East Coast’s most readily accessible music festival. Stay tuned for new announcements about the festival, including the festival’s local line-up, as well as onsite details shortly.

SATURDAY, May 28
Weezer, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Best
Coast, HEALTH, Titus Andronicus, RJD2, Wavves, EOTO, The Cool Kids, Dan Deacon,
The Felice Brothers, ESKMO, Real Estate, Woods, Free Energy, Roots of Creation,
David Wax Museum, Turbo Fruits

SUNDAY, May 29
Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Coheed and Cambria, Against Me!,
Shpongle presents The Shpongletron Experience, Neon Trees, The New
Pornographers, State Radio, Dam-Funk, Dum Dum Girls, Man Man, Holy F**k,
Portugal. The Man, Freelance Whales, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Daedelus, 12th
Planet, Nosaj Thing, Toubab Krewe, Big Freedia, Christine Ohlman & Rebel
Montez, The Hood Internet, Small Black, River City Extension, Walk the
Moon

The Comcast Theatre is located at 61 Savitt Way,
Hartford, CT 06120.

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2011 B.O.M.B. Fest!

The 3rd Annual Bring Our Music Back Festival (B.O.M.B. Fest) is back and bigger than ever! Bring Our Music Back, Inc. along with Frank Bombaci, Sr. and Frank Bombaci, Jr. are proud to announce the diverse group of artists that has been assembled for 2011. Watch the lineup announcement HERE. For the first time, this year’s festival, taking place over Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-29), will be at the Festival Grounds of B.O.M.B. Fest’s new site partner, Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT — a short train ride from New York City, Boston, Providence and Philadelphia.  Tickets go on sale via BombFest.com at 6 a.m. EST on March 4th.
 
B.O.M.B. Fest 2011 has assembled its most ambitious lineup to date, bringing together some of the best names in hip-hop, alternative and indie rock, giving the East Coast its own premiere music festival. The price for two-day passes will cost $109. Official festival website can be found at www.bombfest.com.
 
All proceeds from the festival will benefit Bring Our Music Back, Inc. which is committed to providing music scholarships, music enrichment and education programs, music and healing initiatives and community support and outreach. In addition, one of this year’s charitable initiatives includes the creation of an Emerging Artist Scholarship Fund at Western Connecticut State University.
 
2011 B.O.M.B. Fest Lineup:
Weezer     
Snoop Dogg
Wiz Khalifa
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Coheed And Cambria
Neon Trees
State Radio
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic
The New Pornographers
Shpongle presents The Shpongletron Experience 
Against Me!
Best Coast
HEALTH
RJD2
Titus Andronicus
The Cool Kids
Wavves
EOTO
Portugal. The Man
Man Man
Dum Dum Girls
The Felice Brothers
Dam-Funk
Freelance Whales
Holy Fuck
Daedelus
Quintron and Miss Pussycat
Dan Deacon
12th Planet
Free Energy
Woods
Real Estate 
Nosaj Thing
The Hood Internet
Toubab Krewe
ESKMO    
Small Black
River City Extension
Big Freedia
David Wax Museum 
Roots of Creation
Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez
Walk the Moon
Also featuring more than 25 local artists!
 
About Bring Our Music Back, Inc.:
BRING OUR MUSIC BACK, INC. is dedicated to the enrichment of life through music. Our mission is to support burgeoning musical talent, programs and services in our communities by fostering the artistic development of youth preserving music as a viable art form. Bring Our Music Back, Inc. is all about MUSIC WITH PURPOSE! Some of the enrichment initiatives championed by Bring Our Music Back, Inc. include artist mentorships and music scholarships, music enrichment and education programs, music and healing initiatives, community support and music awareness and community and cultural outreach. Bring Our Music Back, Inc. is proud to support music therapy programs with the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Hospice of Connecticut.
www.bringourmusicback.org

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Yacht’s Weezer Cover

Portland’s YACHT previously announced that for the first time in their history they’ll be hitting the road with a backing band, who they’ve lovingly named The Straight Gaze.  Today you can hear your first taste of what YACHT sounds like with live accompaniment via their new iTunes session in the studio with The Mystery Lights Band.  The session features three tracks from last year’s critically acclaimed full-length, See Mystery Lights, as well as a cover of Weezer’s song “Holiday.” 

Click here to listen to Yacht’s version of Weezer’s “Holiday”

Fun fact:  Back in high school YACHT’s Claire L. Evans ran Geekrocklove, the 2nd most popular Weezer fansite at the time.

YACHT & The Mystery Lights Band iTunes Session Track List:

1.)  Summer Song

2.)  The Afterlife

3.)  Psychic City (Voodoo City)

4.)  Holiday

YACHT & The Straight Gaze Tour Dates: 

(All Shows with Bobby Birdman except Philadelphia with MNDR and Los Angeles with Small Black, Washed Out, Picture Plane)

02/19:  Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret

02/20:  Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub

02/22:  Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop

02/23:  Calgary, AB @ The Hi Fi Club

02/24:  Saskatoon, SK @ Scratch

02/26:  Northfield, MN @ The Cave at Carleton College

02/27:  Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

02/28:  Gambier, OH @ The Horn Gallery

03/02:  Pontiac, MI @The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom

03/03:  Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah

03/04:  Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar

03/05:  Ottawa, ON @Ritual

03/06:  Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont

03/07:  Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit Soundlab

03/11:  New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

03/12:  Philadelphia, PA @ Voyeur/ Makin Time

03/13:  Monterrey, MX @ Festival Nrmal – Alianza Francesca

03/15:  Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel

03/16:  Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn

SXSW

03/25:  San Diego, CA @ Museum of Contemporary Art

03/26: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (With Small Black, Washed Out, Picture Plane)

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