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Blink 182, Bad Religion and Rancid Rock MusInk Weekend!

Blink 182, Bad Religion and Rancid Rock MusInk Weekend!

Rock legends Blink 182, Bad Religion and Rancid came together for an epic weekend of music at the eighth annual Musink Tattoo and Music convention at the OC Fair and Event Center.

Travis Barker of Blink-182 presented the event which included numerous tattoo artists from all over the world showing off their skills with live tattooing in the event center. Despite the large number of people that showed up to the event, not everyone was there for the tattoos.

Musink had a fully stocked lineup of some bands ranging from punk to hip hop within the the 3 day weekend.

Blink 182 who headlined on Sunday, gave fans an incredible performance with the help of Matt Skiba ( Alkaline Trio). The line up change seemed to give more life to the songs and the crowd sang along to each verse as if nothing had changed at all.

Set highlights included ‘Feeling This’, ‘Going Away to College’, ‘First Date’, and ‘ The Rock Show’.  Skiba’s vocals in ‘Always’ are very reminiscent of his trademark vocals used in the songs of Alkaline Trio. Even so, the dynamic with him, Mark Hoppus and Barker was very real, as though they had been doing this since the beginning of it all. Skiba was met with warm reception by the crowd especially when he would finish a song and they would chant “Skiba! Skiba!”

Openers on Sunday included up and coming ‘cholo goth’ duo Prayers who is made up of vocalist Rafael Reyes and David Parely, another project Barker is involved in. Barker will be producing their upcoming EP “Young Gods.’ They delivered a strong performance of their song ‘Gothic Summer’ and established their presence with bold lyrics giving insight to Reyes’ life before music.

Musink weekend also featured legends Bad Religion and Rancid.

Rancid played their first show of 2015 to the Friday night crowd which included the title track from their latest release ‘Honor is All We Know’. They were sure not leave out fan favorites from their album ‘…And Out Come the Wolves’ which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

The set was electrifying as Tim Armstrong  crooned throughout ‘Ruby Soho’, ‘Salvation’ and ‘Timebomb’. Lars Frederiksen also led a strong performance especially with ‘You don’t care nothing’ which he also stated in reference to the song ‘Even after 20 years Jenny Demillo still doesn’t care about us.’

Even more legends took the stage with Bad Religion headlining on Saturday with an explosive 30 song set list. Highlights included ‘Stranger than Fiction’, ‘You’, ‘Sorrow’ and ‘Infected’.

The band have been together for more than 30 years and still can get their audience to move.

Greg Graffin delivered on vocals with such ease proving that the band’s upcoming tour is one not to be missed.

East Coast punk veterans Sick of It All also provided a brutal set that prepped the crowd up for Rancid on Friday night. The highlights from their incredible set included ‘Sanctuary.’ ‘DNC’ and ‘Built to Last’. The set gave a taste of old school east coast punk traditions to the west coast festival crowd.

Musink provided a great atmosphere that combined the love of music and tattooing all under roof. The fact that even families with small children were able to enjoy a punk festival was also a great implication that music does bring people together.

 

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Jamie XX is Releasing a Solo Album!

Jamie XX is Releasing a Solo Album!

You read that correctly.

Jamie XX is (finally) going to release his debut solo album. According to Mixmag, the album is titled In Colour and it’s due some time in June via Young Turks. Previously, Young Turks released “Sleep Sound” and “Girl,” a pair of 12-inch singles from the electronic producer that are expected to appear on the LP.

In Colour will reportedly also feature collaborations with xx vocalist-guitarist Romy Madley Croft and Four Tet. Check out Jamie’s previously released tracks, below.

 

 

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Karmin Release New Single and Video, ‘Along The Road’

Karmin Release New Single and Video, ‘Along The Road’

Pop duo Karmin have gone indie/DIY with the video for new track “Along The Road.”

The duo (Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan) whom were signed to EPIC Records and released an album and EP, they asked to be released from their contract and now they’re going back to their indie sound. “Along The Road” showcases their back to roots, indie sound and I/we love it.

Don’t worry with a new song release, comes news that Karmin will be releasing their new album, Leo Rising later this year. Expect it to be just as amazing as the album’s lead track, check it out below.

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|| NIGHT RIOTS || Announce Spring Tour w/ The Mowgli’s

|| NIGHT RIOTS || Announce Spring Tour w/ The Mowgli’s

Alt/rock quintet NIGHT RIOTS have had an amazing 2015 so far, their debut EP “Howl” has earned them rave reviews from music critics and fans. To celebrate their continued growing success, they’ve announced spring tour dates alongside The Mowgli’s.

The “Kids in Love” tour kicks off tomorrow, March 25th, in San Francisco, and wraps up on May 7th in San Diego. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.nightriots.com/.

Produced by Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Trash Talk, Waaves, Mars), “Howl” was released on January 20th via Sumerian Records, and debuted at No. 17 on the BILLBOARD Heat Seekers Chart.  Stream “Howl” in its entirety over on EARMILK and Spotify. Purchase the EP on iTunes.

 

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Ricky Martin Releases “Disparo Al Corazón” Music Video

Ricky Martin Releases “Disparo Al Corazón” Music Video

Pop superstar Ricky Martin has released the music video for his latest hit single, “Disparo Al Corazón” off his new album “A Quien Quiera Escuchar” (To Whomever Wants to Listen).

“Disparo Al Corazón” has already hit No. 1 on the Latin and Latin Pop singles charts in the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico, respectively. Meanwhile, A Quien Quiera Escuchar, which debuted at No. 1 in sales among Latin albums in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, has been certified Gold in Mexico, Argentina and Venezuela while receiving critical acclaim.

The video features Ricky standing in front of a mirror, as he performs the track there are images flashing in the mirror. We see a gay couple getting married, a woman embracing her new born baby, kids laughing, etc. It’s a phenomenal emotional video, Ricky has released one of the best videos of 2015. Check it out.

 

 

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Escucha el Nuevo Sencillo de Vicentico, “Viento (ft. Intocable)”

Escucha el Nuevo Sencillo de Vicentico, “Viento (ft. Intocable)”

Dos de las voces inconfundibles de la música latina se unen en el nuevo sencillo “Viento,” el segundo corte promocional de Último Acto, el nuevo álbum de Vicentico, el líder de Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.

En la canción, Vicentico colabora con el grupo texano-norteño Intocable, cantando a dúo con su vocalista y acordeonista Ricky Muñoz. La musicalidad de Intocable se acopla con las voces únicas de Ricky y Vicentico para crear un sonido norteño que desborda añoranza y destaca la letra introspectiva de Vicentico.

De la autoría del mismo Vicentico, “Viento” originalmente fue grabada para su álbum Sólo Un Momento (2010) que llegó a ser Disco de Platino. Esta canción sigue los pasos del exitoso primer sencillo de Último Acto, el energético “Esclavo de tu Amor.”

Esta nueva versión de “Viento” fue grabada en Los Ángeles durante la gira de Intocable, de estas sesiones también se desprende otra colaboración que forma parte de Último Acto, titulado “Cobarde.”

 

 

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