Austin, Texas has become one of the premiere destinations for bands around the world, as evidenced by the annual South by Southwest event in the spring and the recent success of the Austin City Limits Music Festival in the fall. This year will be no different as the lineup for the annual Austin City Limits Festival has been revealed with Pearl Jam among the headliners.
Weekend one at Coachella is in the books. The famed Southern California music oasis drew more than 90,000 fans who endured blistering daytime temps, a surreal Saturday night sandstorm and a wide buffet of sonic treats. Sure, the onetime indie fest now features as much hip-hop and EDM as it does anything else. But it's not like there wasn't any metal or hard rock buried in the sand. You just had to know where to look and thankfully, the headbangers in the house were able to catch ultra-solid sets by the likes of Motorhead, Queens of the Stone Age and a host of others.
After a brief period of mystery, AFI's Davey Havok and Jade Puget have confirmed that it is indeed them performing on the newly released music from the band XTRMST. Just last week the group's new EP surfaced online with many speculating that it was the AFI duo behind the works.
In a hangar-like sound studio in Hollywood, California, members of Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds to Mars were on hand Tuesday, March 4 to announce their upcoming North American 'Carnivores' tour (which will also be featuring AFI).
After teasing a Motorhead appearance earlier in the day, the complete Coachella 2014 lineup was revealed late Wednesday night (Jan. 8). This year's event features the reunion of hip-heroes OutKast, alterna-rockers Muse and Grammy winners Arcade Fire headlining the three nights, though there is still plenty of rock to go around.
AFI are in the process of completing their 2013 touring, with just a couple of California stops left in December. But North American fans won't be without the band for very long as AFI will return to the road in early 2014.
AFI's Davey Havok dropped by our studio recently for an exclusive interview. The singer spoke to us about AFI's new album 'Burials,' which came out Oct. 22, but he also gave us a bit more of his time to participate in a game of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?'
In a new Arcade Sushi original feature, AFI vocalist Davey Havok and others talk about their favorite video games as a kid, along with some cherished childhood memories attached to the games of choice.
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