Bleeker, Beware of Darkness and Badflower line up tour dates

Louis, MO, Fubar5/13 – Kansas City, MO, The Riot Room5/16 – Chicago, IL, Subterranean5/17 – Grand Rapids, MI, The Stache at Intersection5/18 – Detroit, MI, Saint Andrew’s Hall
* Beware of Darkness + Bleeker only.** Beware of Darkness only. The band is nominated for Breakthrough Group of the Year at the JUNO Awards, set for Sunday, April 2 in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. Beware of Darkness; Michael Hurcomb/Corbis via Getty ImagesCalifornia meets Canada when alternative rockers Bleeker, Beware of Darkness and Badflower hit the road together this spring. They recently issued the album’s second single, “Summer Daze.”
Los Angeles band Badflower released their debut EP, Temper, in November 2016. Bleeker, Beware of Darkness and Badflower tour dates:4/23 – Dallas, TX, Trees **4/26 – South Burlington, VT, Higher Ground4/27 – Portland, ME, Port City Music Hall4/29 – Lancaster, PA, Chameleon Club *4/30 – Rochester, NY, The Bug Jar *5/1 – Somerville, MA, ONCE Ballroom5/2 – Buffalo, NY, The Studio at Waiting Room5/3 – New York, NY, The Studio at Webster Hall5/6 – Philadelphia, PA, The Foundry at The Fillmore *5/7 – Washington, D.C., Rock & Roll Hotel5/9 – Johnson City, TN, Capone’s5/10 – Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge5/12 – St. Hailing from Santa Barbara, California, Beware of Darkness released album number two, Are You Real?, last September. The tour begins April 26 in Burlington, Vermont, and winds its way through the East and Midwest before the May 18 finale in Detroit. Toronto-based trio Bleeker, formerly Bleeker Ridge, issued their latest album, Erase You, last October.

Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Coheed and Cambria among exclusive Record Store Day releases

Vincent is serving as ambassador for the April 22 edition. Image courtesy Record Store DayRecord Store Day is just around the corner, and this year’s offerings include exclusive discs from Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Coheed and Cambria and the legendary Jimi Hendrix. This year marks the tenth anniversary of Record Store Day and art-rocker St. The first includes “What the Hell Have I” and “A Little Bitter,” both from the soundtrack to the 1993 Arnold Schwarzenegger film, Last Action Hero. The Spring edition of the celebration of independent record stores is set for Saturday, April 22. The second single contains “Get Born Again” and “Died,” the band’s final recordings with their original singer, the late Layne Staley. Coheed and Cambria fans can purchase a limited-edition remastered version of the band’s 2005 album, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness, being issued on vinyl for the first time as a two-disc set with an exclusive splatter design. Alice in Chains’ Record Store Day special is a gatefold sleeve featuring two different seven-inch singles. Pearl Jam fans can grab a seven-inch single featuring the tracks “Breath” and “State of Love and Trust,” both of which appeared on the soundtrack to director Cameron Crowe’s 1992 film, Singles.  That movie also featured cameos from PJ as members of the fictional band Citizen Dick. Another Record Store Day offering is the two-album set Live at George’s Club 20, a document of Jimi Hendrix’s shows from December 1965 and January 1966 when he was a sideman for soul singer Curtis Knight.

Chance the Rapper, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean headline rap, hip-hop-heavy Lollapalooza festival

Rae Sremmurd, Migos, Lil Yachty, Majid Jordan, Joey Badass, and Machine Gun Kelly are also on the bill. 
As always, this year’s annual fest will take place at Chicago’s Grant Park, Thursday through Sunday August 3-6.  This is the second year the formerly three-day fest adds a day, meaning more acts than ever, but it also means you’ll have to pick your attendance day carefully — with single-day tickets going for $120 a pop.  Four-day passes are already sold out.    
Tickets go on sale this morning at 10:00 local time at Lollapalooza.com.  You can see the full lineup there as well, and who’s playing which day. LollapaloozaThe annual Lollapalooza rock and roll festival this year is looking more like a rap and hip-hop fest, with headliners including Chance the Rapper, Wiz Khalifa and Big Sean.

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready preps photo book

Potato Head toy McCready has been carrying with him that shows up in many of the photos. According to Rolling Stone, the Pearl Jam guitarist will issue a photo book this May, titled Of Potato Heads and Polaroids: My Life Inside and Out of Pearl Jam. The title references the Mr. The book consists of shots taken by McCready of Pearl Jam tours and personal travels through the years, encompassing people, art, architecture and concerts. Among the celebrities that show up in candid shots are fellow musicians Neil Young, Questlove, Paul McCartney, Sting, Dave Grohl, Bono, Jack White and Lady Gaga, as well as actor Dustin Hoffman, tennis legend Venus Williams and others.  The band ran into some controversy when the only two drummers among the originally announced inductees were Dave Krusen, who played on the Pearl Jam’s breakthrough debut, Ten, and current member Matt Cameron. Subsequently, the band said it would also invite Matt Chamberlain, Dave Abbruzzese and Jack Irons, who’ve also manned the PJ drum kit at one time or another. Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready; Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesMike McCready is the latest rocker to show off his photography skills. In other news, Pearl Jam will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame April 7 during a ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.