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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 15 2014 12:47AM

99Rock Music News: Watch Death From Above 1979's New "Trainwreck 1979″ Music Video

Death From Above 1979 released their second studio album The Physical World earlier this week, and now they've dropped the video for their lead single "Trainwreck 1979."
The video contains footage from the band's Troubadour show last month, showcasing the Toronto duo's high-energy performances.

Watch the video above and make sure to pick up a copy of The Physical World, out now via Last Gang Records.
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 12 2014 12:20PM
2013 Governors Ball Music Festival - Day 3

99Rock Music News: The Lumineers Are Working on Their Next Album

(Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

We last heard from The Lumineers with the release of a song they wrote for The Walking Dead, "Visions of China."
But soon, we'll be hearing a whole lot more from them because the Denver folk rock band is at work on their sophomore album, the followup to their 2012 self-titled debut.
The band announced the news on their Instagram today, where they posted a photo of lead singer and guitarist Wesley Schultz along with the caption, "Well folks, we are back in the studio, chippin away at some new ideas. It's been one hell of a ride so far and we are excited to be writing again. Thanks and stay tuned…"
Since the release of The Lumineers, the band has signed to Dualtone Records in North America and Decca/Universal abroad. In a press release, Dualtone GM Paul Roper issued the statement, ""We consider The Lumineers and their team as family and we are thrilled to be continuing our partnership forward with their sophomore album. The early songs we have heard are proof that they are writing material every bit as compelling as the tracks from their debut. This record will be well worth the wait."
Read more courtesy Radio.com.
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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 11 2014 8:47AM
Nation Prepares To Mark 13th Anniversary Of September 11th Attacks

99Rock Remembers. September the 11th

September 11, 2001 is a day none of us will ever forget. A day when al Qaeda terrorists hijacked airplanes and crashed them into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
There was also a plane that crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers decided to take the plane back from the terrorist.

Almost 3,000 people were killed that day.

Let's all remember the tragic events and the heroic efforts of the NYPD, NYFD and all the first responders.

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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 10 2014 11:01AM
Made In America Festival - Day 2

99Rock Music News: Weezer Unveils New Song 'Cleopatra': Listen

(Photo Courtesy Made In America Festival)

By Philip Cosores
After finding some success with "Back to the Shack," Weezer have revealed their second single (one of many they previously teased) from upcoming album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, and it is something perhaps unexpected from the group: a throwback to their classic sound.
Opening with ramshackle acoustic guitar strums, "Cleopatra" begins with a stomp-clap sound similar to what The Lumineers and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have brought to alternative radio in recent years.
Alternative Press premiered the song, which can be found here.

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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 9 2014 11:13AM
Made In America Festival - Day 2

99Rock Music News: In This Moment Unveil New Album Details, New Single + Fall 2014 Tour Dates

In This Moment will release their fifth studio album, 'Black Widow,' on Nov. 18 via Atlantic Records. To celebrate the news, the band has unleashed the album's first single, 'Sick Like Me,' which is posted above. The song features singer Maria Brink's soaring vocals shining over a heavy track that's sure to get fans pumped up for the new album.
'Black Widow' was produced by the band's longtime collaborator Kevin Churko, who is also known for his work with Five Finger Death Punch and Ozzy Osbourne. It will be available for pre-order at digital retailers starting on Oct. 7.

The effort will be offered to fans in a variety of configurations including vinyl exclusively at Atlantic's webstore. All pre-orders will receive four instant downloads prior to the release of the album, including the single 'Sick Like Me."
Frontwoman Maria Brink opened up about the band's fifth album saying, "'Black Widow' is definitely the darker part of me. This album is finding the weakness inside and turning it into strength. It's about being reborn, setting yourself free and realizing the balance in everything — the dark and the light." She adds, "I am so ready and excited for the launch of this album. I think people will embrace its diversity and hearing different sides of us that they haven't experienced yet."
Guitarist Chris Howorth chimed as follows: "This was by far the most challenging, exciting and rewarding experience we've ever had making a record. We threw out the rulebook and tried to create something fearless, constantly pushing ourselves to make an album unlike anyone has heard before. Fans, get ready for this ride — everything is going to the next level."
In This Moment have also announced dates for their 'Black Widow' Tour with Twelve Foot Ninja and Starset. The outing kicks off on Oct. 26 in Reno, Nev., and wraps on Dec. 14 in San Diego, Calif. Before launching the tour, In This Moment will take the stage at Knotfest 2014 in San Bernardino, Calif., on Oct. 25.
In This Moment's 'Black Widow' Tour with Twelve Foot Ninja ad Starset:

10/25 – San Bernardino, Calif. – Knotfest 2014*
10/26 – Reno, Nev. – Knitting Factory
10/27 – Spokane, Wash. – Knitting Factory
10/30 – Seattle, Wash. – Moore Theatre
10/31 – Boise, Idaho – Revolution Center
11/1 – Salt Lake City, Utah – In the Venue
11/2 – Denver, Colo. – Fillmore
11/4 – Omaha, Neb. – Sokol Auditorium
11/7 – Springfield, Mo. – Gilloz Theatre
11/8 – Peoria, Ill. – Limelight Eventplex
11/9 – Chicago, Ill. – House of Blues
11/12 – Milwaukee, Ill. – The Rave
11/15 – Columbus, Ohio – The LC Pavillion
11/17 – Silver Spring, Md. – The Fillmore Silver Spring
11/21 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – Stage AE
11/22 – Stroudsburg, Pa. – Sherman Theater
11/23 – Lancaster, Pa. – Freedom Hall
11/25 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Bogart's
11/26 – Detroit, Mich. – The Fillmore Detroit
11/28 – St. Paul, Minn. – Myth Live
11/29 – Des Moines, Iowa – Seven Flags
12/2 – Houston, Texas – House of Blues
12/4 – Abilene, Texas – Civic Center
12/5 – Corpus Christi, Texas – Concrete Street Amphitheater
12/6 – McAllen, Texas – Pharr Events Center
12/8 – Dallas, Texas – House of Blues
12/9 – Tulsa, Okla. – Club Brady
12/10 – San Antonio, Texas – 210 Kapones Live
12/11 – Lubbock, Texas – Lonestar Pavillion
12/13 – Las Vegas, Nev. – House of Blues
12/14 – San Diego, Calif, — House of Blues
*All Dates are for the 'Black Widow' Tour except Knotfest 2014

**Content/Images Courtesy Loudwire.
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 8 2014 11:24AM
Made In America Festival - Day 2

99Rock Music News: Saving Abel, 'Blood Stained Revolution' Exclusive Loudwire Song Premiere

Photo Courtesy Tennessippi Whiskey / Silent Majority
Saving Abel are on their way back with a new look and sound. The group has circled Nov. 11 on the calendar for brand new 'Blood Stained Revolution' album and they're exclusively teaming with Loudwire to premiere the title track.

As stated, there've been some changes since the last album with frontman Jared Weeks and drummer Michael McManus exiting the group. But in their places are new vocalist Scotty Austin and drummer Steven Pulley and a renewed energy in the band. Rounded out by Jason Null and Scott Bartlett on guitars and Eric Taylor on bass, the five-piece outfit is ready to rock again.
The band tells Loudwire, "We are so excited to have joined forces with our new singer Scotty Austin, who has proven to be an amazing songwriter in his own right. We feel like we have risen to a whole new level as songwriters and as live performers. As always it's all about our blue collar fans and we are proud to share this new song and album with them."

As for the release date, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and it's no coincidence the band chose that day to release the album. The group has been strong supporters of the military over the years, playing for U.S. troops at home and overseas and dedicating such tracks as '18 Days,' 'Drowning' and 'Miss America' to the U.S. Military.

Saving Abel have a bunch of dates booked for the remainder of the year with no intent of slowing down. Check out the itinerary here and check out their PledgeMusic pre-order campaign here.

Saving Abel, 'Blood Stained Revolution' courtesy Loudwire.com
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 2 2014 10:32AM

99Rock Music News: Coming Soon: What's Streaming New On Netflix For September 2014

(Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Netflix)

By Nadia Noir

Netflix is the favorite past-time of the broke but bougie. For a minimal amount a month, you can watch indie films, foreign films, b-films so horrible they are amazing, and get into binge-watching marathons of the primetime television you won't dish out $60 bucks to watch in real time.

Who needs (cable, friends, a significant other) when you have the internet?

Every month movies and television disappear on Netflix to make room for bigger and better things.

Check out the list below from Cleaveland.com to see what's in store for September 2014.


"A Price Above Rubies"
"A Simple Plan"
"Across the Universe"
"Addams Family Values"
"An Officer and a Gentleman"
"Are We Done Yet"
"Audrey Rose"
"Becoming Jane"
"Blue Car"
"Brian's Song"
"Cool Runnings"
"Coyote Ugly"
"Crocodile Dundee"
"Days of Thunder"
"Deep Blue"
"Girl Rising"
"Good Morning, Vietnam"
"Guess Who"
"Jay and Sielnt Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie"
"Lords of Dogtown"
"Mirage Men"
"School of Rock"
"Small Apartments"
"Swiss Family Robinson"
"The Believers"
"The Blue Lagoon"
"The Unbelievers"
"All is Lost" (Sept. 5)
"Kid Cannibis" (Sept. 6)
"Le Week-End" (Sept. 6)
"Refuge" (Sept. 6)
"Your Sister's Sister" (Sept. 6)
"Who Is Dayani Cristal?" (Sept. 9)
"Deadly Code" (Sept. 10)
"A Single Man" (Sept. 11)
"Dennis Miller: America 180″ (Sept. 11)
"Filth" (Sept. 11)
"The Moment" (Sept. 11)
"Grace Unplugged: (Sept. 11)
"Justin and the Knights of Valor" (Sept. 13)
"Beginners" (Sept. 16)
"One Day" (Sept. 16)
"Silver Linings Playbook" (Sept. 16)
"3 Days to Kill" (Sept. 17)
"The Double" (Sept. 25)
"Bad Grandpa" (Sept. 27)
"Lullaby" (Sept. 29)
"Killing Them Softly (Sept. 30)

TV shows:

"Chasing UFOs"
"Doomsday Preppers"
"Unsealed: Alien Files"
"Zero Hour"
"The Blacklist" Season 1 (Sept. 7)
"Crash & Bernstein" Season 2 (Sept. 10)
"Trailer Park Boys" Season 8 (Sept. 5)
"The League" Season 5 (Sept. 2)
"About a Boy" Season 1 (Sept. 14)
"Arrow" Season 2 (Sept. 14)
"Bones" Season 9 (Sept. 16)
"New Girl" Season 3 (Sept. 16)
"The Fosters" Season 2 (Sept. 17)
"Revolution" Season 2 (Sept. 22)
"How I Met Your Mother" (Sept. 26)
"Parks and Recreation" Season 5 (Sept. 26)
"Comic Book Men" Season 3 (Sept. 28)
"The Walking Dead" Season 4 (Sept. 29)

by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 1 2014 10:21AM
Los Angeles Premiere Party for Old School

99Rock Music News: Best Films About School To Ease The Pain Of Going Back

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By Caitlyn Trudnich

Back to school..back to school…It's that time of year again!

You've bought all your 3-ring binders, composition notebooks, and that über expensive calculator.

Yes, school is back in session.

Though you may be super bummed that your summer is over, and it's back to early classes and lots of homework, cheer up with these back to school film favorites.


Billy Madison

An Adam Sandler classic!
Full of memorable one-liners, this 1995 film has lead character Billy must go "back to school" and pass grades 1-12 successfully.
From story-time to learning cursive, Sandler provides countless laughs.

Mean Girls
Every girl in their 20s knows this film backwards.
With a cleverly written screenplay from Tina Fey, and featuring LiLo in one of her most memorable roles, this take on high school cliques has become a cult favorite.
Let's not forget to mention America's sweetheart Rachel McAdams masterfully portraying a catty teenager.

Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Who didn't have a Spicoli in their class?
This 1982 film about the ups and downs of teenagers in high school includes characters that everyone could relate to: The Over-Achiever, The Stoners, The Popular Girl, and The Class Clown.
The film is full of pop culture gems, including the now-famous Phoebe Cates dream sequence, checkered Vans, and a nostalgic film soundtrack.

Dead Poets Society
O Captain, My Captain! Although beloved entertainer Robin Williams has passed, his memory lives on in one of his best roles as unorthodox English teacher, Mr. Keating.
Taking place at a strict prep school, Keating inspires his students to carpe diem or "seize the day," and follow their own dreams in life.

Back To School
This film of course made it on the list.
Rodney Dangerfield stars in the 1986 comedy about a millionaires return to school, and obtaining a college education in order to prove it's importance to his son, and himself.
Featuring Robert Downey, Jr., and 80's rockers Oingo Boingo, the film also features the famous "Triple Lindy" dive scene.

The Breakfast Club
Of course a John Hughes film has to be on this list, most notably, The Breakfast Club.
Centering around a group of high schoolers from various social cliques – an athlete, a basket case, a princess, a brain, and a criminal – who are forced into a full Sunday of detention.
In true Hughes fashion, there's self-realization, teenage angst, and the bridging of stereotypes.
Don't get detention guys…you mess with the bull, you get the horns!

As if! The movie that spoke to a generation and brought us a plethora of pop culture – the outfits, the '90s slang, the soundtrack…not to mention, Paul Rudd.
Centered around the "clueless" students of Bronson Alcott High School, this 1995 film by Amy Heckerling (who also directed Fast Times At Ridgemont High) gave a contemporary spin on the literary classic, Jane Austen's Emma.
It's also hard not to mention Brittany Murphy in her breakout role of wallflower turned popular girl, Tai Frasier.

Animal House
For any dude that's gone to college, or wanted to go – a good guess would be because of this film.
Starring the legendary John Belushi, the film follows the fraternity of Delta Tau Chi – a group of under-achieving misfits, who love to have a good time.
Even fraternities today still try to imitate that ultimate dance party scene, when Otis Day and the Knights performed "Shout!"

Old School
Taking inspiration from 1978's Animal House, this movie is a new comedy classic. Will Ferrell at his finest!
Filmed around local campuses including UCLA, this movie also has a group of misfits create their own fraternity – however this time, there's no age limit.
The men throw raging parties, much to the disapproval of the Dean, played by Jeremy Piven. Piven also stars in another back to school flick, 1994's PCU.

Summer lovin', had me a blast! Summer's over, and school is back in session.
What better way to get in the back to school spirit than with a good ol' sing-a-long to one of the best musicals, Grease.
So practice that hand jive, and shine up your leather jacket – get ready to shoo bop bop with Danny, Sandy, The Pink Ladies, and The T-Birds.

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