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Pop Evil have released a new video.  It’s for the song “Torn to Pieces,” off their latest album, Onyx.  The clip focuses on the loss singer Leigh Kakaty feels as he keeps seeing visions of his late father everywhere he turns. Leigh spoke to Loudwire.com about the visual, saying, “Digging up the past can be very difficult.  Losing someone close to you has a healing process, and I choose to do it through this video.  It makes me happy that this song is helping people like we hoped it would.”  

Another personal favorite of the Rocket Crew is KONGOS! 4 Brothers, Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Danny Kongos. Sons of British singer-songwriter John Kongos, they grew up in London and South Africa, and are now based in Phoenix, AZ. And oh my are we glad to have them in the Southwest with us.

Want another badass group to put on your radar? ROYAL BLOOOD, a two peice never sounded so crunchy! And out of the UK?!?! Check out the single taking over the states now…

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chiOne year ago today the world lost a great musician after a long stuggle following a horrific car accident. And today, the Deftone’s celebrate Chi Cheng’s life with a never before heard, unreleased track, “Smile.” Check out out.

joanNirvana performed four songs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday with Joan JettKim Gordon, St. Vincent and Lorde, but that wasn’t enough for them.  After the event, they went to a small bar in Brooklyn for an after-party and played a full set.  Joining them at Saint Vitus Bar were once again Joan, Kim, and St. Vincent, plus Deer Tick’s John McCauley and Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis.  They performed 19 songs including “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “In Bloom,” “Breed,” “All Apologies” and “Territorial Pissings,” all with Joan Jett, and “Heart-Shaped Box” with St. Vincent.  No word yet on if they are planning any more gigs but you can find some fan-filmed footage from the small gig online. The 350-capacity Saint Vitus Bar often hosts up and coming heavy metal bands. Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic told us the group made it their goal to expose their fans to lesser-known musicians.  The show ended around 4 AM.

  • TIDBIT: Here is the set list from the intimate gig, according to Setlist.FM:

1. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (with Joan Jett)
2. “In Bloom” (with Joan Jett)
3. “Breed” (with Joan Jett)
4. “Territorial Pissings” (with Joan Jett)
5. “Aneurysm” (with Kim Gordon)
6. “Negative Creep” (with Kim Gordon)
7. “Moist Vagina” (with Kim Gordon)
8. “Lithium” (with St. Vincent aka Annie Clark)
9. “All Apologies” (with Joan Jett) (Krist Novoselic played accordion)
10. “About a Girl” (with St. Vincent)
11. “Heart-Shaped Box” (with St. Vincent)
12. “Drain You” (with J Mascis)
13. “Pennyroyal Tea” (with J Mascis)
14. “School” (with J Mascis)
15. “Serve the Servants” (with John McCauley)
16. “Milk It” (with John McCauley)
17. “Very Ape” (with John McCauley)
18. “Scentless Apprentice” (with John McCauley)
19. “Tourette’s” (with John McCauley)

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Tonight is a total lunar eclipse, also refered to as the Blood Moon. And KXPZ will be your official station for it all!!!! Beginning at 1am as the Moon enters into the eclipse and begins to take one the color it is named for, Rocket 99.5 will cue the entire album of “Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd. Your Sound Track for the Blood if the Rocket. Why? Because we would be ashamed of ourselves if we didn’t.

blood moonWant more info on the Solar Eclipse???  Here’s ya go:

 

marilyn manson(1-1397157788)Marilyn Manson has been hard at work, and it’s not just on music.  The shock rocker has lined up an acting role on the hit FX show Sons of Anarchy.  Show creator Kurt Sutterrevealed the news in a tweet, and even let fans know what Manson’s new music is sounding like.  Kurt wrote, “Listening to one of @MarilynManson new songs. Potent. Creepy.  Cool.  Look for him in season 7.  He’ll be the guy riding the dragon.”  Sutter has access to the new music since Manson is contributing some new music to the show.  Stay up to date by following Kurt at Twitter.com/SutterInk The term “riding the dragon” means someone is using heroin, because we really don’t want to beleive you already knew that.  Are you a fan of Sons of Anarchy?  Will you watch the Manson episode?

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THURSDAY

Club Azul inside Hotel Encanto: Alister M (7:30-10:30 p.m.)

De La Vega’s: Cold Cash (9 p.m., free, 21+ after 10 p.m.)

Hurricane Alley:  DJ Cane (9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5 for men and free for women all night)

Jose Murphy’s: DJ Angel (10 p.m., 21+)

M Five: Chris Baker (6-8 p.m., free, 21+)

St. Clair Winery: Double Take (6 p.m., free)

FRIDAY

Amaro Winery: Soulshine (7-10 p.m., free)

De La Vega’s: MST Jazz Trio (9 p.m., free, 21+ after 10 p.m.)

El Patio: Everett Howl (9 p.m., $3, 21+)

The Game Sports Bar and Grill: Blaze the Nation (7-11 p.m., free)

Hurricane Alley: Comedy for a Cause with DJ Oliver (9:30 p.m., $5 donation, 21+)

Luna Rossa: Mark Klett (6-9 p.m., free)

M Five: DJ Gene-e-ous and DJ ESPY (8:30-11:30 p.m., free, 21+)

Palacio’s: Phat Soul (8 p.m.-midnight, $5, 21+)

St. Clair Winery: Natajja (6:30 p.m., free)

Vintage Wines: Nosh, eclectic jazz (9 p.m., free)

SATURDAY

Club Azul inside Hotel Encanto: Sexy Saturdays with DJ Flipz (9 p.m., $5, 21+)

Dublin’s Street Pub: CHIVE Saturday, The Unofficial CHIVE Meet Up (8 p.m.-2 a.m., ladies free and $5 for men, 21+)

El Patio: The HIghNooners (10 p.m., $3, 21+)

Emilia’s on the Plaza: Tuco John (1 p.m., free)

Farley’s (Foothills): Travis Manning (9-11 p.m., free)

The Game Sports Bar and Grill: Desperados (7-11 p.m., free)

Hurricane Alley: No Cover Saturday with DJ Cane (10 p.m., free, 21+)

Luna Rossa: John Morgan (6-9 p.m., free)

M Five: Anthony James and all request DJ(12:30-3:30 p.m., free)

St. Clair Winery: Smokin’ Mirrors (6:30 p.m., free)

Vintage Wines: Matt Morgan, acoustic guitar (9 p.m., free)

SUNDAY

Josefina’s: Gypsy Gitano (1-4 p.m., free)

Sombra Antigua Winery: Ehran Krauel (2-5 p.m., free)

Sparky’s Burgers BBQ: Hard Knocks Blues Band (12:30-3:30 p.m., free)

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GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS TO KICK-OFF 40TH ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL U.S. & CANADIAN TOUR ON FEBRUARY 27
FOUR DECADES STRONG – THE LEGENDARY BAND HITS THE ROAD FOR CELEBRATION TOUR IN SUPPORT OF UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES RELEASE GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS ICON CD AND EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT’SLIVE AT MONTREUX DVD
 
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Los Angeles, CA—George Thorogood & The Destroyers will be kicking off their 40th Anniversary with a 2014 national U.S. and Canadian tour starting February 27.  The first leg of the tour will take off in the U.S. from February 27-March 22, then hit Canada from April 30-May 24, and then back to the U.S. for dates from June 19-July 20.  Additional shows will be announced for the duration of the celebratory year.  Touring in relation to their Universal Music EnterprisesGeorge Thorogood & The Destroyers ICON album and Eagle Rock Entertainment’s live DVD titled Live At Montreux, Thorogood and his band will give audiences the opportunity to hear their greatest hits live such as “Bad To The Bone,” “I Drink Alone,” “Who Do You Love,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” and many more.  Continue reading
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buckcherry(1-1396985347)From VH1 Radio Network:

The audience at Buckcherry’s Atlantic City gig this week were the first to hear a song live and to hear some news.  At the show, the band performed a track called “Say F**k It” and before it, singer Josh Todd told the crowd that this summer, they’re releasing an EP called F**k.  “Say F**k It” will be on the set, and all the other songs on it will also have the F-word in their titles.  The rocker had previously revealed there would be a theme to the EP.  A release date hasn’t been set yet but you can stay up to date at Buckcherry.com and check out fan-filmed footage of the performance of “Say F**k It” online.  Josh told PopCultureMadness.com that working on the EP was “probably one of the funnest times I’ve had writing songs.” 

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