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MOMENTOUS MUSIC LINEUP LED BY ICONIC BANDS TOOL AND AVENGED SEVENFOLD

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CALIFORNIA’S BIGGEST ROCK FESTIVAL RETURNS TO
SACRAMENTO’S DISCOVERY PARK OCTOBER 22 & 23

TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8

An awe-inspiring, momentous music lineup led by iconic bands Tool (in a rare U.S. festival appearance) and Avenged Sevenfold has been unveiled for the fifth annual Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK, which returns to Sacramento, California’s Discovery Park Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23.

California’s biggest rock festival will feature over 35 bands on three stages atDiscovery Park, conveniently located near downtown Sacramento, where the American and Sacramento Rivers meet. The current daily music lineup forMonster Energy AFTERSHOCK is as follows:

Saturday, October 22: Tool, Slayer, Primus, Meshuggah, The Pretty Reckless, Anthrax, Baroness, Face To Face, Deafheaven, Motionless In White, Avatar, American Sharks, Whores, Twelve Foot Ninja, The Shrine, Aeges, Big Jesus
Sunday, October 23: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Disturbed, Puscifer, Chevelle, Ghost, Parkway Drive, The Amity Affliction, Zakk Sabbath, Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Ignite, Some Fear None, Silver Snakes

“We’re excited to give fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Tool,Avenged Sevenfold, Primus, Slayer, Korn, Disturbed and the rest of this great lineup all together during this special weekend. Discovery Park is such a unique venue that allows us to put on an experience on a grand scale, but in an intimate setting that sets AFTERSHOCK apart,” says Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK founder and producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents.

Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 8 at Noon PT at www.AFTERSHOCKConcert.com. Tickets are limited and will go fast. Fans are encouraged to buy early so they don’t miss out on the chance to see so many iconic rock bands at one American festival. See below for details.

In 2015, a sold-out crowd of 45,000 was in attendance at Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK to experience the best hard rock, metal and alternative artists, along with gourmet food trucks and extensive onsite experiences. Loudwire.comcalled the festival “one of the nation’s premier music events.” Elsewhere, Johnny Firecloud of CraveOnline.com noted, “…Aftershock has found a new thread, and the way they’re approaching the festival ecosystem may just defibrillate the soul of rock fests in America. They’re mixing vibrant alt rock colors into what was typically a monolithic skull-and-crossbones metal template of black on black, side-stepping the big-box corporate model and building peripheral excitement through on-site activities, enhanced Gourmet Man Food attractions and more” (February 18, 2016).

Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 8 at Noon PT at www.AFTERSHOCKConcert.com. Tickets and VIP packages will initially be priced as follows (increasing in the coming weeks):

General Admission Weekend: $149.50
General Admission Single Day: $89.50
GA Weekend 4-Pack: $476.00
VIP Weekend: $279.50
VIP Single Day: $154.50
VIP Zippo 2-Packs: $679.00 (includes VIP amenities + 2 Monster Energy Aftershock 2016 commemorative Zippos)

VIP passes include: VIP entrance lanes into venue, shaded VIP hang area with seating for dining, seated and standing viewing area of main stage South (left), video screens featuring live feed from main stages inside VIP hang area, upgraded food and drink selections (for purchase), dedicated VIP restrooms, and a commemorative Monster Energy Aftershock 2016 laminate.

Specially priced hotel + festival ticket packages make planning for Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK as easy as possible. Visit http://aftershockconcert.com/tickets/#post-2994 for more info. Discounted online hotel rates are also available through Curadora at: https://curadora.com/events/aftershock-2016-44293b99/.

Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK is also offering a Park & Ride shuttle program this year, since parking at Discovery Park is extremely limited. Each Park & Ride ticket includes parking for your vehicle at Sleep Train Arena and a non-stop shuttle directly to the festival site. Festivalgoers are encouraged to carpool to Sleep Train Arena and save. For pricing and more details, visitwww.AFTERSHOCKConcert.com.

LOST HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLE SHOW & CONCERT

2ND ANNUAL LOST HIGHWAY
MOTORCYCLE SHOW & CONCERT
SET FOR SATURDAY, JULY 23
AT SAN MANUEL AMPHITHEATER & FESTIVAL GROUNDS
IN SAN BERNARDINO, CA

BRANTLEY GILBERT TO HEADLINE FESTIVAL
WITH PERFORMANCES BY SOCIAL DISTORTION, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, CHEVY METAL, FACE TO FACE, JUSTIN MOORE, BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, TONY JOE WHITE, COLT FORD, PAUL CAUTHEN AND MORE

WWW.LOSTHIGHWAYFEST.COM

 Lost Highway–a motorcycle, music and camping destination festival–will be held Saturday, July 23rd at San Manuel Amphitheater & Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA,beneath the picturesque San Bernardino Mountains. The Southern California festival will feature headliner Brantley Gilbert, with performances by Social Distortion, Justin Moore,Eagles Of Death Metal, Chevy Metal (featuring Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters), Face To Face, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club,Tony Joe White, Colt Ford, Paul Cauthen, and more.

“Music is so much more than what you call it, what you brand it,” says Gilbert. “I love the idea of putting together a line-up across genre lines, but just having a common ground in the intensity of how they play and how real their music is. You look at these people, and you know they mean it. It’s cool to be part of bringing this line-up together.”

Brantley Gilbert’s unrelenting brand of country has made him one of only four country acts to score back-to-back platinum albums with Halfway To Heaven and Just As I Am. He’s scored six #1 singles, including “Country Must Be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” “Bottoms Up” and “Hell of An Amen,” as well as writing Jason Aldean’s CMA Song of the Year nominated “Dirt Road Anthem” and “My Kind of Party.”

Festival attendees will experience much more than great music atLost Highway, which is rooted in the tradition and camaraderie of a global destination for motorcycle riders. The central core of Lost Highway is the motorcycle culture experience. Enthusiasts from around the country will bring their stunning custom bikes to the motorcycle showcase on the festival grounds.

Lost Highway gets underway at 2:00 PM, featuring a full day of live music, with motorcycle builders and enthusiasts from around the country showcasing their custom bikes to the crowd and to editors of the world’s top custom motorcycle magazinesHot Bike, Baggers and Street Chopper. The magazines will host the motorcycle shows, with their editors judging the custom creations and awarding trophies and prizes.

Lost Highway is a motorcycle culture experience featuring top-tier motorcycle professionals including builders, parts and accessories manufacturers, riding gear creators, custom leathersmiths and jewelry designers/makers in the vendor village. UNKNOWN Industries’ team of riders will entertain attendees with their freestyle Harley-Davidson riding, with demos throughout the day.

Lost Highway will feature the incredible works of some of the most talented motorcycle specialists in the business includingQuaid Harley-Davidson—taking over the festival area for the second year in a row—along with Kraus Motor Co., Taylor Schultz, Roland Sands Designs, Geico Motorcycle Insurance, Simpson Motorcycle Helmets, Big Al’s Cycles, Espinoza’s Leather Goods, Speakeasy Original, Speed Merchant, San Diego Customs, Lyndall Brakes, Rusty Butcher, and many more.

“We’re riding out and ready for year two of Lost Highway in the San Bernardino Mountains,” says John Reese of SGE. “With music from Brantley, Social D, Justin and Eagles Of Death Metal, plus Chevy Metal, Face To Face, BRMC and many more, it’s a great value for California’s premier motorcycle and music event.”

In addition, Lost Highway offers weekend camping on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 for those who want to make the show a weekend getaway. The official Lost Highway kick-off party on Friday night is exclusively for those who purchase weekend Camping or VIP packages.

Festival doors open at 2:00 PM, music starts at 2:30 PM, and the show ends at 11:00 PM.

Lost Highway is a short ride from Las Vegas, San Francisco, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, San Joaquin Valley and many more cities in the Southwestern USA.

Lost Highway is made possible through the support of partnerQuaid Harley-Davidson, with more to be announced.

2015 Lost Highway festival images:

For the most up-to-date information, visit:

www.LostHighwayFest.com

https://instagram.com/LostHighwayShow

www.facebook.com/losthighwayfest

www.twitter.com/losthighway

9TH ANNUAL MUSINK, PRESENTED BY TRAVIS BARKER 3

The 9th annual MUSINK, presented by Travis Barker
TATTOO CONVENTION, CAR SHOW AND CONCERT
AT OC FAIR AND EVENTS CENTER, COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA
SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016

This third day I needed to see Musink beyond the stage.  I spent time generally soaking up all the event had to offer. There was more phenomenal art than most people have skin. There were easily a dozen artists I would gladly get work by (if lucky enough).   Of course, I took time ogling the tasty selection of classic vintage machinery in the breezeway holding the “Low & slow Car Show”. After spending the early part of day three getting up close and person with the tattoo artists and vendors, I found my way to the music stage a bit late.

I arrived after punk veterans Face to Face had already started, but still got to hear a good portion of their set. This tremendous band  can still delivers their signature brand of pulse throbbing punk. The band’s performance and enthusiasm were on fire,   bringing the mosh pit to a full boil by the time they played their big hit “Disconnected”.

After Face to Face was departed the stage the Orange County metal-core  band Atreyu came on. After a hiatus, this hard working group is back as if they never missed a beat.  They brought their “A-game”, as usual. Alex Varkatzas [vocals], Brandon Saller [drums/vocals],“BIG” Dan Jacobs [guitar], Travis Miguel [guitar], and Porter McKnight [bass]  performed an exhausting and explosive set of their entire catalog.  Some of the highlights were “The Crimson”, “Right Side of the Bed”, “Bleeding Mascara” and “Ain’t Love Grand”. The band also  played songs from their latest recording “Long Live” including the albums title cut.

Singer Alex Varkatzas was off the stage in mixing with the audience from the middle of the opening song “Doomsday”.  Later in the set both he and bassist Porter McNight both found themselves on the opposite side of the barrier in the mosh pit with the fans. In a sadly comical moment, McNight got stage blocked by an over-zealous security guard who denied him entry. It’s unfathomable  the level of fire and intensity this band performs with. They create a moment where the band and the crowd are one living entity on a high-energy ride that doesn’t pause until they leave the stage. It was great watching Alex in the crowd interacting directly with the fans. It’s clearly important to this band to feel that connection.

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Check out our interview with Dan Jacobs

The modern prog-rock of ethereal Circa Survive brought this epic lifestyle event to a close. Circa Survive was like a brooding volatile storm with enigmatic Anthony Green bringing down the chaos and the drama. In sonic fitful-frenzy this acclaimed band performed songs like “Semi-Constructive Criticism”, Schema”, and “Child of the Desert”.   In between songs  Green took moments to connect to the crowd, some of it humorous, others more reflective. To quickly paraphrase, his words were meant to remind everyone to live life to its fullest. It was certainly clear this band embraces those sentiments, as they put on quite the show. Circa Survive was a fitting close to a  more  diverse musical selections.

Another year at Musink came to an end, and we can’t wait to see what 2017 will bring. In the meantime, check out shows and music from the bands that participated this year.

 

Circa Survive

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TRAVIS BARKER PRESENTS THE 9TH ANNUAL MUSINK FESTIVAL AT THE OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER

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Yes, it’s that time of year again. Are you ready for the premiere tattoo convention, music festival, and car show? Orange County is host to the Southland’s most exciting and unique lifestyle festivals.

  • Friday, March 4: Snoop Dogg, Transplants, Yelawolf
  • Saturday, March 5: Deftones, Taking Back Sunday, Plague Vendor
  • Sunday, March 6: Circa Survive, Atreyu, Face To Face

General admission and VIP tickets for MUSINK are on sale now at www.musink.org.

The MUSINK tattoo convention will feature over 300 world-renowned tattoo artists, with featured artists including Paul Booth, GTC’s Tattooland, Spotlight Tattoo, Freddy Negrete, Shamrock Social Club, Nikko Hurtado, Royal Peacock Tattoo, Gold Rush Tattoo, Oliver Peck, Nspired1, Robert Atkinson, OC Tattoo, Corey Miller, Baba, Franco Vescovi, Boog, BJ Betts, Carlos Torres, Norm, Little Linda, Carlos Rojas, Dan Smith, Shaun Topper, Rich Pineda, Yushi, and many more. In addition, the MUSINK vendor midway will include hundreds of vendors.

Check out some of the amazing tattoo work by a few of the artists who will be attending. Afterward, scroll down for more info on the show and artists.

Robert Atkinson

Nikko Hurtado

Oliver Peck 

Franco Vescovi

Carlos Torres

Corey Miller

GTC’s Tattooland

 

Famous Stars and Straps presents the Low ‘N’ Slow Car Show will feature American classics and lowriders, including some from Travis Barker’s own collection. Also represented will be cars from acclaimed photographer/director Estevan Oriol and noted car clubs including Elite CCDuke’s Orange County, Beatniks Koolsville, Pegasus, Duke’s Kustom Chapter, plus Hillview Customs, an Instagram contest winner chosen by Travis Barker, music from DJs Funk Freaks and more.

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Another MUSINK attraction is the Miss MUSINK competition. The top inked beauties will compete for the title of Miss MUSINK 2016 and a spot as the next official “Sullen Angel.” For full details, visit www.musink.org.

Multiplatinum artist, actor and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg is at the forefront of popular culture with award-winning albums and songs, multiple films, lifestyle products, philanthropic efforts, and digital ventures, including his YouTube original series “GGN News.” Snoop Dogg has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and received multiple Grammy® nominations.

Since Deftones’ inception, the multiplatinum, Grammy-winning alternative rock band from Sacramento, CA have quietly been pursuing two paths, delivering songs defined by churning, double-fisted aggression while also testing the boundaries of music by incorporating elements of psychedelia and shoegaze. Deftones have released seven albums to date and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide.

In their decade-plus career, critically acclaimed progressive rock band Circa Survive have continued to challenge themselves and test the boundaries of musical genres. With each album they’ve gone outside their musical comfort zone, jumping between post-rock, psychedelic, prog, post-hardcore and shoegaze, creating a sound that’s uniquely theirs yet has the power to connect with a wide swath of music fans.

Alabama-born Yelawolf’s sophomore release, 2015’s Love Story, debuted atop the BillboardR&B/Hip-Hop album chart and earned rave reviews, including from Rolling Stone, which praised his “stronger embrace of his Southern roots” and “slow-burn ballads.”

With influences ranging from At The Drive-In to Liars to The Cramps, Plague Vendor’s self-described “voodoo punk” is a dance-fueled rock aesthetic tinged with shadowy darkness. The Whittier, California band’s new album BLOODSWEAT is due March 25 on Epitaph.

MUSINK begins at 3:00 PM on Friday and Noon on Saturday and Sunday. Music is scheduled for6:0010:00 PM each night.

MUSINK 2016 is produced by Bill Hardie, Travis Barker, John Reese of Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), and Sean Akhavan. MUSINK partners include KROQ, Rockstar Energy Drink, Famous Stars and Straps, Tecate, Johnny’s Saloon, Second Floor, and Golden Crown Barber Shop.

The OC Fair & Event Center is centrally located in Southern California, just off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. The venue is conveniently accessible to all in Orange County, as well as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. John Wayne Airport in Irvine, CA is also nearby for those traveling from other parts of the U.S. and the world.

Website: www.musink.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/musink
Instagram: http://instagram.com/musink_tatfest
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Musink_TatFest

Check out some of our coverage from Musink 2015