Drive A Victims Of Strange Bus Break-In While In Chicago On Rock Allegiance Tour with Papa Roach and P.O.D.

Our sources have informed us that Los Angeles’ Drive A were the victims of a bizarre bus break-in earlier this week in downtown Chicago, while on a break from their run on the Rock Allegiance Tour with Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mud, P.O.D., Red and Crossfade.

 

This past Tuesday night, as band members and crew slept on their bus while parked in an underground garage located in an area frequented by transients, an unidentified person entered the vehicle and made off with money, food, booze, clothing and an iPod, while leaving their gear untouched.

 

The band is taking it in stride, as front Bruno Mascolo explains, “I guess to make it in music these days you have to fully commit yourself, even if it means your home away from home being raided by homeless people on occasion. That being said, the next homeless person that asks us for change, we will be checking his pocket for our ipod. I’m just glad everyone is okay.”

 

Rock Alliance Tour (9/02-9/21 & 9/25):

 

       

          Sep 02         SOARING EAGLE CASINO  Mt Pleasant, MI                        

          Sep 04         AMP @ WHARF       Orange Beach, AL                     

          Sep 05         Green Iguana          Tampa, FL                       

          Sep 07         FAU Arena    Boca Raton, FL                          

          Sep 09         LAWRENCE JOEL COLISEUM        Winston Salem, NC                   

          Sep 10         Ntelos Wireless Pavillion    Portsmouth, VA                       

          Sep 11         The Brewery  Rochester, NY                          

          Sep 13         WEST VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY      Parkersburg, WV                       

          Sep 14         PromoWest Pavillion         Columbus, OH                          

          Sep 16         Main Street Armory Rochester, NY                           

          Sep 18         THE WOODS Nashville, TN                  

          Sep 20         HEARTLAND EVENT CENTER OUTDOORS         Grand Island, NE                      

          Sep 21         THEATRE @ WORLD ARENA        Colorado Springs, CO       

                  

          Sep 24        Verizon Amphitheater   Irvine, CA             EPICENTER FESTIVAL 2011   

         

          Sep 25         Power Balance Pavilion

 

Check out DRIVE A on the web here: drivearock.com 

And watch their videos here: youtube.com/drivearocks

Article by Matthew Dickson

Hip Hop Album Releases for the month of September!

September comes fast every year. In no time, summer is over, the leaves change and then the cold front comes in. Well if you are like me, when the summer weather starts disappearing, you do too. I tend to stay inside the colder it gets. With all kinds of new music coming out this September though, I should have plenty of music to listen to while I’m in the comfort of my warm house. Here is the full list of Hip Hop album releases for the month of September.

September 5, 2011
Dj Shadow –  The Less You Know, The Better

September 6, 2011
Oddisee –  Rock Creek Park

September 13,2011
Bronze Nazareth – School For the Blindman
Shawn Chrystopher – Silent Films For the Blind
Kurupt Presents –  The Academy
Swizz Beatz –  Haute Living

September 20, 2011
G-Macc –  The Opera/Angels & Demons
Cormega – Mega Row
Tragedy Khadafi – Thug Matrix 3
Mary J. Blige – My Life II: The Journey Continues
DTMD –  Makin’ Dollas
Young Jeezy – Thug Motivation 103
Hollywood FLOSS – One Fan At a Time

September 27, 2011
Pusha T – Fear Of God Part 2: Let Us Pray
Phonte – Charity Starts At Home
J-Live –  S.P.T.A. (Said Person of That Ability)
Big K.R.I.T.  –  Live From the Underground
9th Wonder – The Wonder Years
J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story

Article by Tyler Ritchie

Download: Hopeless Records Summer Music Sampler

Some good things are coming out of Hopeless Records. First off, you can download their Summer Music Sampler for free here: AMAZON MP3 

All you have to do is provide your email addy, and its yours.

And then next up is something that is quite remarkable. Hopeless Records hosted their own “Take Action” tour, where 10% of the ticket price is put forth to charities. This year’s tour was co-headlined by Silverstein and Bayside.

Sub City also raises funds by giving 5% — 2.5% from artist royalties and 2.5% from the label — of the revenue collected from list priced albums released on Sub City. Artists that wish to issue albums with Sub City pick which charity they want to support.

“Breaking $2 million donated to charity is a reminder to me of how powerful music, music fans, musicians and the music community can be in making a positive impact in the world. A huge thank you to all of you who have played a part in reaching this milestone. We are eager and passionate in working with you to make an even bigger difference from this day forward.”

– Louis Posen, Hopeless Records President & Sub City Executive Director

Over 400 artists have generously participated in Sub City projects including Thrice, Avenged Sevenfold, All Time Low, Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, Plain White T’s, Silverstein, The Weakerthans, Sugarcult, Gym Class Heroes, August Burns Red, Attack Attack, and many more.

 

Article by Matthew Dickson

Slipknot confirms that they will be touring the U.S. in 2012

M. Shawn Crahan, A.K.A. Clown, has announced on Slipknot’s facebook page that they will be touring the U.S. come next year. Quote, “I also wanted to tell everyone straight from my mouth because you may have heard it already anyway, but Slipknot will be touring by next June in America only, but that does not mean things will not change and as they do I will along with others tell you our family first.

No album yet because it is to soon and there are no songs yet because the band needs to come together to write this next one. I can not wait to feel the ideas like choking on color. Everything happens for a reason, so be ready.”

Article by Matthew Dickson

Kid Cudi and Machine Gun Kelly “raging” beef?

Two local rappers from Cleveland Ohio are having words over who originated the term “Raging.” Raging means intense partying. Kid Cudi is claiming to be the originator of the term. Kelly frequently uses the term when referring to his fans at his concerts.
This is what Kid Cudi tweeted yesterday: “There’s only one original Rager, and thats me, I started this ‘rage’ sh*t. The lifestyle, the term, the whole new meaning and definition of the word. Understand and be clear, IAM THE RAGER, IAM FOREVER. When you hear ANYONE talking bout ‘rage’ or ‘raging’, know where that sh*t originated. Guess ima have to do some trademarkin’. ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES. WE LIVE THIS SH*T!”
Machine Gun Kelly tweeted back almost immediately back with: “If i was you, i’d hate me too…you jealous muf*cka. 216 what up. EST what up. lace the f*ck up.” Kelly then wrote later on “Headed to the show, hereeeeee we go AZ lemme see what kind of #powerRAGERS yall are working with.”
Now i’m from Ohio and I personally like both of these guy’s. I support both of them. I hope they get over this little spat they have,  and still represent Cleveland and put Ohio back on the map!
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Migrate Music wants to know who you prefer? Cudi or Kelly? Leave a comment and let us know!
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Article by Tyler Ritchie

Watch: Fashawn and The Samsonites rehearsal

Check out Fashawn and The Samsonites rehearse for their upcoming shows at Rock The Bells.

Info for the shows:

8.20.11 Los Angeles 3:15 PM (36 Chambers Stage)

8.27.11 San Francisco 2:30 PM (Paid Dues Stage)

9.03.11 New York 4:15 PM (Paid Dues Stage)

9.10.11 Boston 1:45 PM (Paid Dues Stage)

Migrate Music Exclusive Interview: Cosmonauts Day

Live Demos (EP) Cover Art

Members:

Krasen – bass
Nikita – drums
Chekan – guitars
Dima – guitars

Cosmonauts Day…you probably have never heard of this awesome band before. But if you are a fan of Pelican or Isis, you will have no problem liking these guys. Cosmonauts Day hails from Moscow, Russia and is taking their music and sound to one person at a time and converting them into avid followers.

Cosmonauts Day recently released their E.P. ‘Live Demos.’ The E.P. and their music is so raw. The reason is because they actually recorded their E.P. by playing live together. Think about that for a second…if they are this good sounding on a ‘Live Demo’ E.P. with a jerry rigged recording setup, they have to be freaking sick live.

The whole E.P. is strong, and just has this unique vibe going the whole time. Our favorite track is the eleven minute monster of a song Scott Von Scogin. That whole track takes you to sonic highs and lows, and carries you along the entire way. When a lot of bands now a days force their sound onto the listener and even in cases themselves…Cosmonauts Day seems to let their sound just come to them, and they let it flow to the listener. Having that ability to do so,  is simply beautiful. There is definite chemistry between these guys. You can feel it in their music.

Also you can download their E.P. “Live Demos” for FREE. Just click Download on the player above.

So having said that, we decided to get to know them a little better. Here is our interview with guitarist Dmitriy Churilov of Cosmonauts Day.

MMN: “So when did Cosmonauts Day first start out as a band? What is your guys history?”

Dmitriy Churilov: “We started back in 2008,  in Moscow as three piece outfit: Me and Chekan for guitars and Sergey for drums. We tried to play music that we liked at that time – especially in the post-hardcore genre. Some examples would be like early Norma Jean, The Chariot, or Meleeh. We made a rough video demo, and put it up on youtube and immedietly found our bass player Andres because he watched it and wanted to get involved. Since than we tried to evolve into doing some post metal, post rock, but troubles with the drummer appeared soon thereafter. We actually changed like 6 or 8 drummers before we found our current drummer Nikita. But with him on board we feel we have formed a strong line up for our live shows.
MMN: “What is your guys inspiration for your style of music?”
Dmitriy Churilov: “At first, our inspiration was music from other bands.  But now we gather our inspiration from ourselves. There are a lot of aspects about being human that encourage us to do what we do, for instance like our place on this Earth, our inner universe, and just a human’s connection with things beyond him. Our approach is to put everything that bothers us physically and emotionally, and then let it flow through us and give it a musical form.”
MMN:  “So tell us about the writing process behind your E.P. ‘Live Demos.’ 
Dmitriy Churilov: It was hard. We didn’t have any studio experience before. We didn’t even know anything about the recording process, so we just grabbed a guy who agreed to be our sound engineer. After that we entered the recording studio and started playing all our material live. Then we mixed it the ghetto way, and sent it to a Russian indie label called RAIG. They actually liked it a lot and suggested to us to release a full length album. When we got that news, it was really exciting. But at that time we as a band decided that the sound wouldn’t fit for our first LP, but as a demo it would work. So we remixed and remastered some of our early recorded music at Destroy The Humanity Studios in Moscow and released those tracks as ‘Live Demos.
MMN: “What is your guys favorite track on your E.P. and why?”
Dmitriy Churilov: They all have different moods, so we enjoy playing all of them. Cave of Trees seems like a mysterious journey through a dark woods of a psychic mind. It just has a lot of very intense musical moments and bursts of energy – it’s a very good song for live gigs. Eashmeah is more of a concentrated, meditative, psychodelic track with a strong shoegaze approach in some parts. Its a hard song to play due to working with multiple pedals constantly, haha! Scott Von Scogin is real epic…its the titan of the EP, the hammer that smashes the ground. We usually play it at the end of our shows because afterwards we get so worn out from it we can barely move. So we start out with our light as a feather  post rock song The Last Watchman to bring us and the listeners from the dark depths to a blue sky.We like to keep things positive, haha!”
MMN: “So you guys play live shows, but are you touring? Have you had a chance to hit the road any?”
Dmitriy Churilov: “Yes, definitely! We really love playing live and traveling to different places. It is awesome to see other bands that share the same approach to music as us, as well as hanging with them. We hope we can continue to tour and travel in the future, as well as experience more things along the way. That’s half the fun, haha!”  
MMN: “What is your favorite part about playing live shows?”
Dmitriy Churilov: “The same as rehearsing and recording: to put everything through us and materialize the energy we create and take it everywhere we play. We have our own video that we play behind us during our live shows. We  try to do our best to put people in the same atmosphere and feel as we are at the moment.”
MMN: “How is the music scene for your genre over in Russia? Is it accepted widely or is mainly underground music?”
Dmitriy Churilov: It’s as underground as it gets, but we have developed this music with help from our community at Dirgenera. They help make our shows interesting all over Russia. They bring in artists from foreign countries like Knut from Switzerland, Keelhaul and Bruce Lamont from the US, Talbot from Estonia and so on. We  also contribute to different artists as well who make art for our gig posters and cd artworks, as well as our merch or videos for our live shows and so on.”
So go download their E.P. ‘Live Demos’ for FREE above, and also help support this awesome band by LIKING them on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/cosmonautsday
Review and interview done by Matthew Dickson