Morning Music Notes – Take Your Rage Elsewhere, Concert Goers
Alexisonfire to Do Farewell Tour
Canadian rockers Alexisonfire might not have had the smoothest break up, but former guitarists Dallas Green (of City and Colour fame) and Wade MacNeil (now with Gallows) have said that Alexisonfire will do one final tour (via NME). This is good news for fans of the band, as they will have one last chance to throw their panties on stage at their favourite members. No tour dates have been announced, but Wade tweeted, “Seems like the cats out of the bag. Alexisonfire will do one final tour. In no way will this impact Gallows. Our new record is out in a few months and it will rip your face off.”
Can’t We Just Get Along At Gigs?
I have been writing much too much about violence at gigs this year. Shootings at Young Jeezy shows in Canada, stabbings in London, and now 2 other incidents. At a concert in Dublin, a whopping nine people were stabbed at the Swedish House Mafia show (via Gigwise). Apparently one (crazy) man stabbed 4 people, while the remaining stabbings occurred in the aftermath. The event was at Phoenix Park in Dublin and also featured performances by Snoop Dogg and Calvin Harris.
The other incident was in New York City at Webster Hall at the CBGB Festival. The line up featured mainly heavy metal bands, leading to the obvious conclusion that heavy metal is Satanic music. One man was stabbed (which seems to be the trend these days), but another man was bitten. Honestly – who bites in a fight that doesn’t involve zombies? Music should be fun – leave the bullshit at home, kids.
Even Douche Bags Can Be Successive – Woman Beater Chris Brown Hits Number 1 in the UK
Hitting women isn’t the only thing Chris Brown can hit – he has hit Number 1 in the UK charts this past week, with his album, Fortune (via Gigwise). The album name is in reference to what he had hoped to achieve despite his tarnished image and history of woman beating. Did I mention Chris Brown hit Rihanna and gave her a black eye? Thanks for forgiving him, public.
Another Festival Closed in the UK – This Time DURING the Festival
Here in rainy London in the Docklands, the Bloc 2012 weekend festival was cancelled due to concerns over safety (via the Quietus). Reports say that there was overcrowding (but that’s expected at the beer stands, no?). The official website provided a statement: “By now everyone will have heard that Bloc 2012 was closed due to crowd safety concerns. We are all absolutely devastated that this happened, but the safety of everyone on site was paramount. Given the situation on the ground, we feel that it was the right decision to end the show early. Bloc will not open on Saturday 7th July so please don’t come to the site. Stand by for full information on refunds.”
Listen! Frank Ocean – Sweet Life
Just as we were checking out for the weekend, Frank Ocean decided to drop a song on us. That didn’t stop us from fucking off and enjoying our weekend, but it meant that you probably heard the song elsewhere. But if you try to stay away from computers on weekends, too, you can enjoy the song below. The track is from his upcoming album, Channel Orange, and shows you why he has a voice that people can’t stop writing about. See how I talked about his voice, but didn’t really write about it? I save that work for others. Check out Sweet Life below.