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Iwrestledabearonce debut video for Letters To Stallone

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 12th September 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Iwrestledabearonce today debuted the new video for Letters To Stallone, which can be viewed down below. The track is taken from the band’s latest album Late For Nothing. The video for Letters To Stallone features live, backstage and road footage compiled from the band’s recent European tour.

In related news, Iwrestledabearonce will be touring the Us next month, with the tour kicking off on 10th October. The tour will last a month, ending on 10th November. Tour dates are as follow:

Oct 10 – Metairie, LA – The Cypress
Oct 11 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
Oct 12 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Oct 13 – Dallas, TX – The Door
Oct 14 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Oct 16 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
Oct 17 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Oct 18 – San Diego, CA – Soma
Oct 19 – West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy
Oct 20 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Oct 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
Oct 22 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
Oct 24 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Oct 25 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
Oct 26 – Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s
Oct 27 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
Oct 28 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
Oct 29 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
Oct 30 – Jeannette, PA – Gators
Oct 31 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
Nov 1 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Nov 4 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Nov 5 – Richmond, VA – Kingdom
Nov 6 – Greensboro, NC – Greene Street
Nov 7 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Nov 8 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
Nov 9 – Lake Worth, FL – The Speakeasy
Nov 10 – Jacksonville, FL – Roc Bar

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Cheap Girls announce co-headline tours

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 16th August 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Lansing, MI indie rock 3-piece Cheap Girls has announced dates for two separate co-headline fall tours, the first of which kicks off August 28 in Phoenix, AZ with San Diego’s The Drowning Men. A trek with NJ’s The Front Bottoms begins October 12 in Grand Rapids, MI.

Formed in spring of 2007, Cheap Girls started with simple intentions of playing simple and loud rock songs. The band’s 3rd full-length Giant Orange was released to critical acclaim in the fall of 2011 via Rise Records.

Upcoming Tour Dates:


Aug 24 – Mojo’s – Columbia, MO
Aug 25 – Secret House Show – Omaha, NE
Aug 26 – Lions Lair – Denver, CO
Aug 27 – The Gasworks – Albuquerque, NM
Aug 28 – Rhythm Room- Phoenix, AZ w/ The Drowning Men
Aug 29 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA w/ The Drowning Men
Aug 30 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA w/ The Drowning Men
Aug 31 – Slidebar – Fullerton, CA w/ The Drowning Men
Sep 01 – Awesome Fest 6 – San Diego, CA
Sep 02 – Louigis Pizza (Acoustic show)- San Diego, CA
Sep 04 – Lincoln Lounge- Reno, NV w/ The Drowning Men
Sep 05 – Thee Parkside- San Francisco, CA w/ The Drowning Men
Sep 06 – Music Fest NW- Portland, OR w/ Ceremony & White Lung
Sep 08 – El Corazon Lounge – Seattle, WA
Sep 09 – Media Club – Vancouver, Canada
Sep 11 – The Shredder – Boise, ID
Sep 12 – The Palace Lounge – Missoula, MT
Sep 13 – Manny’s – Billings, MT
Sep 14 – The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
Sep 15 – Crunchy Frog – Green Bay, WI
Sep 16 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 12  – Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI w/ The Front Bottoms
Oct 13 – Mac’s Bar- Lansing, MI w/ The Front Bottoms
Oct 14 – The Horseshoe – Toronto, Canada w/ The Front Bottoms
Oct 15 – Rise Above Bakery – St Catharines, Canada w/ The Front Bottoms
Oct 16 – The Casbah – Hamilton, Canada w/ The Front Bottoms
Oct 17 – Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, Canada w/ The Front Bottoms
Oct 18 – T.T. the Bear’s – Cambridge, MA w/ The Front Bottoms
Oct 19 – Santos Party House – Small – Manhattan, NY w/ The Front Bottoms
Oct 20 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA w/ The Front Bottoms
Oct 21 – DC9 – Washington, DC  w/ The Front Bottoms
Oct 23 – The Camel- Richmond, VA w/ The Front Bottoms
Oct 24 – The Pinhook – Durham, NC w/ The Front Bottoms
Oct 25 – MJQ’s Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA w/ The Front Bottoms
Oct 26 – Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL w/ The Front Bottoms
Oct 27 – Local 662 –  St Petersburg, FL w/ The Front Bottoms
Oct 28 – The Fest 11 – Gainesville, FL
Oct 30 – Circle Bar – New Orleans, LA w/ The Front Bottoms
Oct 31 – Mango’s – Houston, TX Tickets w/ The Front Bottoms
Nov 01 – The Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX w/ The Front Bottoms
Nov 02 – Korova – San Antonio, TX w/ The Front Bottoms
Nov 04 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX
Nov 06 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO w/ The Front Bottoms
Nov 07 – Slowdown Jr. – Omaha, NE w/ The Front Bottoms
Nov 08 – The Firebird –   St Louis, MO w/ The Front Bottoms
Nov 09 – Firehouse Pizza & Pub – Normal, IL w/ The Front Bottoms
Nov 10 – Beat Kitchen- Chicago, IL  w/ The Front Bottoms

Coheed and Cambria announce double concept

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 31st July 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Modern progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria’s upcoming sixth studio album will be a double concept album entitled “The Afterman”, which will be released in two separate full-length volumes. The band made the announcement today via a cinematic video trailer on their official website.

Watch the trailer here.

The first volume, The Afterman: Ascension will be available on both physical and digital platforms October 8, 2012 via V2 Recordings/Everything Evil andthe second volume, The Afterman: Descension is slated for release in February 2013.

The trailer, a 90-second black and white classic film-noir style short, from director Robert Schober, depicts a cosmonaut preparing to leave his spaceship for a journey into a mysterious unknown; over an instrumental Coheed and Cambria musical bed. Watch the visual now at

The band also confirmed a handful of intimate U.S. club shows leading up to the release of Afterman, with a UK tour in November of this year which follows Coheed and Cambria’s Main Stage performances at Reading and Leeds 2012.

A deluxe version of the Afterman will include a hardcover coffee-table book with expansive art by Heidi Taillefer and Nathan Spoor with collaborative written work from singer/creator Claudio Sanchez and writer Peter David that will create a song by song experience.  David previously worked with Sanchez on the prose novel adaptation of the band’s 2010 album Year of the Black Rainbow and the graphic novel adaptation of their 2003 album In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (which reached #4 on the New York Times Bestsellers list for graphic novels earlier this year).” All the band’s titles, including The Afterman, fall into a grand sci-fi story arc called ‘The Amory Wars.”

It was announced previously at this month’s San Diego Comic Con that The Amory Wars has been picked up by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson of Leverage Productions to be developed into a live-action feature film.

Musically, Afterman sees the band perfecting their powerhouse progressive rock, soul and even pop landscapes. The dual release also marks the return of original drummer Josh Eppard, who the band parted ways with in 2006, bringing with him his benchmark percussive grooves. Coheed and Cambria self-financed andco-produced Afterman, alongside Michael Birnbaum and Chris Bittner, who produced the band’s first 3 albums, in Woodstock, NY. Aftermanwas mixed by Rich Costey (Muse, The Shins, Foster the People) and Ryan Williams (30 Seconds To Mars).

“This is without a doubt, the most honest record I’ve ever written,” says Sanchez. “Though all the songs can be interpreted through our main character in the story, they were initially written in a very spontaneous manner.” “In the past,” he continues,” I’ve always had a predetermined idea of what the story was going to be when I approached the songs. With ‘The Afterman’ being a new story within the (Amory Wars) arc, I allowed the events of my life to drive the concept, and therefore opened up the songwriting to a fuller degree.”

Coheed and Cambria are currently on the road in North America with Iron Maiden.


24th August – Reading Festival
25th August – Leeds Festival

08th November – London – Koko
09th November – Glasgow – ABC
11th November – Birmingham – Academy
12th November – Manchester – Ritz Ballroom

About The Amory Wars:An epic, sci-fi fantasy set in an alternate universe (Heaven’s Fence) that chronicles the rise of superhuman dictator Wilhelm Ryan, and the one family that could hold the key to liberating the world from his tyrannical reign. The mythology was originally created by Sanchez to serve as inspiration for the band’s albums, but the series expanded to other mediums, including both prose and graphic novels.

About The Afterman:  Sirius Amory, the most celebrated astronomer/scientist in the alternate universe of Heaven’s Fence is ‘‘The Afterman.’  Sirius (pronounced “Sy-ruhss”) is credited with the discovery of the energy force (known as The Keywork) that binds the 78 planets of these worlds together. He embarks on the greatest discovery of his existence, and possibly mankind’s.  By doing so, what is truly most important to him begins to slip right through his hands.