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Video: AFI – “Snow Cats”

posted by Oscar January 5, 2017

AFI have shared their new visuals for their song “Snow Cats,” off forthcoming album AFI (The Blood Album). The music video picks up where their video for “White Offerings” left off, showing lead singer Davey Havok right in front of the camera lens and having the viewer enter his eye to go into some other dimension. The outer space clip constantly zooms into different shots of Havok and the band performing the track with geometrical shapes surrounding them.

AFI (The Blood Album) is due out January 20, 2017 via Concord and will head out on tour starting that day. See the new Drew Kirsch-directed video above.

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Video: AFI – “White Offerings”

posted by Oscar December 8, 2016

Just a few days removed from having shared their latest track “Aurelia” and announcing their 2017 tour, AFI have unleashed their new visuals for “White Offerings.” The music video was directed by Drew Kirsch and it premiered on Rolling Stone today. The clip shows the band all clad in white using white equipment as they perform the ferocious track in a white room, as some interesting black contrasts find their way onto the shots every now and then. Continue Reading

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AFI Announce The Blood Tour 2017

posted by Oscar December 5, 2016

AFI have announced the dates for their forthcoming The Blood Tour 2017. The band will hit the road this winter with special guests Nothing, Chain Gang of 1974 and Souvenirs on select dates. General on-sale is Friday 12/9 at 9 am PT/12 pm ET. A download of their new album, AFI (The Blood Album), will come with the purchase of your ticket in select markets.

See the tour dates below. Continue Reading

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AFI – “Aurelia”

posted by Oscar November 30, 2016

Punk vets and POD favorites AFI have shared a new song called “Aurelia.” The band’s latest offering from AFI (The Blood Album) is another big track with anthemic vibes, but as opposed to previous releases “White Offerings” and “Snow Cats,” this one is a bit more in the vein of Goth and Post-Punk.

Either way, I’m digging it. Hear it below. Continue Reading

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AFI Announce New Project ‘AFI (The Blood Album),’ Share New Songs “Snow Cats” and “White Offerings”

posted by Oscar October 28, 2016

AFI have announced their new album, AFI (The Blood Album), which will be released on January 20, 2017 via Concord. The follow-up to 2013’s Burial was produced by Jade Puget and co-produced by Matt Hyde.

With the announcement also come two new songs, “Snow Cats” and “White Offerings.” The heavier and more anthemic “White Offerings” is definitely my favorite of the two, featuring those signature Davey Havok vocals that go from aggressive to melodic from one line to the next. Peep both of those tracks below. Continue Reading

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Video: Le Butcherettes Bring Out Davey Havok (AFI) and Tony Kanal (No Doubt) To Cover “Ziggy Stardust”

posted by Oscar March 24, 2016

Mexican rockers Le Butcherettes made use of their opening slot for the current At The Drive-In reunion tour by giving fans a special performance at their recent show at The Fonda in Hollywood.

While there, Teri Gender Bender and co. invited AFI lead singer Davey Havok and No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal to help them pay tribute to the late David Bowie via a cover of his iconic track “Ziggy Stardust.”

Check out that performance above.

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Austin City Limits 2014 Lineup feat. Eminem, Pearl Jam, OutKast

posted by Oscar April 22, 2014

ACL Fest has announced its 2014 lineup and its brought along some real heavy-hitters with headliners including Eminem, Pearl Jam, OutKast, Beck and Skrillex. Being on two weekends, October 3-5 and 10-12, Austin City Limits will also boast appearances from The Replacements, Childish Gambino, Lana Del Rey, Lorde (weekend 2 only), St. Vincent, AFI, Juanes and Iggy Azalea.

You can see the lineup announcement in the video above or see it all on the poster below.

Tickets available Tuesday, 4/22 @ 10am CT at http://www.aclfestival.com/ Continue Reading

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Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup feat. OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, Chance The Rapper

posted by Oscar March 26, 2014

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It’s finally here… The 2014 edition of Lollapalooza will see OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, and Eminem as some of the headliners. Those acts, along with Kings Of Leon, Skillex, Lorde and Foster The People had already been leaked earlier this week after some special edition posters came to light.

Today we learn that the bill also boasts POD-favorites like Chance The Rapper, Nas, Childish Gambino, Young The Giant, AFI and Vic Mensa. Oh, and Iggy Azalea and Jhene Aiko are coming through as well (my, my). There you have it, and now the countdown begins.

See the entire lineup above. Hit the jump to see the daily breakdown. Continue Reading

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101WKQX’s Piqniq Festival feat. Linkin Park, Thirty Seconds To Mars, AFI

posted by Oscar March 4, 2014


The newly branded 101 WKQX (formerly Q87.7) has announced this year’s headliners for their annual PIQNIQ festival. The first three bands revealed for this already make it a must-see show in Chicago this summer: Linkin Park, Thirty Seconds To Mars, & AFI!! More bands will be announced in the coming days.

Buy tickets here, starting price is $10 (!!) through a special pre-sale on the radio station’s website on Thursday, March 6th.


While the headliners (shown above) were good enough to get you excited about this year’s PIQNIQ music festival, the full lineup also features Local H, Wild Club, Sleeper Agent and Junior Prom.

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Lollapalooza Chile & Argentina 2014 Lineups Include Chili Peppers & Arcade Fire

posted by Oscar November 4, 2013

Earlier tonight (11/4), the headliners for the Chile and Argentina editions of Lollapalooza were announced. The lineups for both festivals will feature Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Pixies, Vampire Weekend, Axwell, and Imagine Dragons. Also set to perform during these South American dates include The Strokes singer Julian Casablancas, Johnny Marr, Kid Cudi and Lorde, among others.

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The fourth annual Lollapalooza Chile will take place March 29-30, 2014 at Parque O’Higgins, Santiago and the first edition of Lollapalooza Argentina will take place April 1-2, 2014 in Buenos Aires. The official lineup for Chile can be seen in the video above and the Argentina video is shown below. Continue Reading

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Top 10 Artists To See at Riot Fest ’13

posted by Oscar September 11, 2013

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If you ever paid attention to the name of the authors on P.O.D. you may have noticed by now that I’m “the Rock guy” around here and that should have made you expect me to write up a list of the top 10 acts you just can’t miss at Riot Fest (Chicago) ’13.  This is my third Riot Fest in a row, my first covered on this site (in our traditional fan-view way, of course), and I’m already planning for this to be another tradition of mine. We’re just days away from rocking Humboldt Park and without a single note yet to be played, the music festival and carnival is already looking like it may be one of the best they’ve ever organized.

Hit the jump for the Top 10 Artists to see at Riot Fest ’13. Continue Reading

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Riot Fest ’13 Daily Schedule

posted by Oscar September 9, 2013

Riot Fest '13 Schedule

It’s Riot Fest (Chicago) week!! I’ve got my 3-day ticket already so I’m really excited for this weekend and the second I saw the lineup I began the countdown to this fest. The organizers have unveiled the daily schedules for Riot Fest & Carnival in Humboldt Park and it’s looking pretty difficult to decide on everything. The basic breakdown of the acts performing each day is in the graphic above and the links to each day’s schedule is listed below.

FRIDAY: http://chicago.riotfest.org/events/2013/09/13/
SATURDAY: http://chicago.riotfest.org/events/2013/09/14/
SUNDAY: http://chicago.riotfest.org/events/2013/09/15/

GATES OPEN at 2:30PM on Friday
and 11:00AM on Saturday and Sunday.

*TICKETS are almost SOLD OUT: http://riotfest.org/chicago-tickets/