Metallica is playing Busch Stadium Sunday in St. Louis. In case you’re going, as I am, wanted to make you aware of the band’s Pop-Up Store. You can get some amazing stuff, as well as an exclusive Webster Hall vinyl. Here is the info from the band’s press release, as well as future pop-ups around the country.
The Metallica Pop-Up Store is coming to St. Louis! Stop by from June 2nd – June 4th to pick up tour merchandise as well as unique items only found at the pop-up stores including lithographs, coolers, NFL compliant clear bags, the exclusive live recording from Webster Hall on vinyl and lots more. You’ll also be able to enter to win cool prizes like snake-pit passes and autographed goodies.
2604 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 63118
Friday3:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday10:00 am – 10:00 pm Sunday10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pop-Up Stores Coming Soon…
Houston, TX: June 9th – June 11th
Chicago, IL: June 16th – June 18th
Atlanta, GA: July 7th – July 9th
Toronto, ON: July 14th – July 16th
Los Angeles, CA: July 28th – July 29th (Fri & Sat only)
San Diego, CA: August 4th – August 6th
I know a lot of you are stoked to see Skillet in a smaller venue like New Daisy June 6 – and so am I. But get to the show early and dig Devour The Day. If you’re not familiar, DTD, formerly sort of known as Egypt Central, is a Razor & Tie band still flying under the radar.
S.O.A.R. was released last year, the band’s second disc and it has 10 solid tracks. It’s just good solid hard rock, no gimmicks. Here is a single, “The Bottom.” Hope you’ll go enjoy the guys, well worth it and a perfect setup for Skillet.
I know I’m not alone in this, so thought it would be a good share for a Thursday morning. We all have the songs that made us fall in love with rock or alternative music. This is one of mine and I know on of yours, as well.
So to start your day, jam this from Beck, a timeless one, “Loser.”
The odes to Chris Cornell continue to come and deservedly so. Cornell was a huge influence to us rockers. I’ll never forget the first time I saw the “Black Hole Sun” video. It was instrumental in me falling in love with rock ‘n’ roll and I owe a lot of that love to Soundgarden and Audioslave.
Please enjoy “Rusty Cage” and take in Cornell’s absolutely legendary vocals, as well as Johnny Cash’s masterful cover.
San Diego’s FOR THE WIN has a new label home of Victory Records. They will release their new album, Heavy Thoughts, this August. Alternative Press described them as “sweat-soaked, pit-ready pop punk and riff-heavy metalcore.”
“Over the years we’ve seen some of our favorite bands thrive on Victory and do some amazing things in this scene, and we are extremely proud to announce our signing and be a part of that,” said vocalist Kyle Christensen. “We are excited to work with a label that has put so much effort into some of our favorite bands that we grew up listening to. After visiting the Victory office and meeting all of the amazing staff, we knew this was going to be a massive opportunity for us to put one of our own gold records on that same wall as some of our favorite artists.”
“Hard” would have sufficed. The band’s new album “Emperor of Sand” has been out for a couple of months and those of us around Memphis will get to get to see it live Thursday at Minglewood Hall.
Mastodon seems to fly low on the rock radar (they’d played Kimmel for crying out loud). Despite not being the most radio-friendly rock band on the planet, it has quite a following and quite a new album – heavy from start to finish.
Looking forward to the show. Hope to see you there.