Pointfest 2012 (Sunday)
Traditionally, Pointfest has a main stage where the larger acts and headliners perform, and two or more stages off to the sides of the lawn for other bands (one of them usually reserved for local bands). The side stages will play from the start of the concert (generally around 10 a.m.) to when the main stage will start playing (generally around 6 p.m.).
Incubus: Incubus tour dates are currently scheduled internationally in support of their upcoming album, If Not Now, When?, which is scheduled to be released this July, 2011. Incubus has been active since 1991 and have established themselves as one of the most politically charged rock bands since the sixties. Known for their So-Cal summer rock sound, Incubus tour dates never disappoint. Make sure you don't miss a date on the Incubus concert schedule 2011; Use Eventful as your source for Incubus tour dates and venue information.
The band began in 1991 with high school buddies Brandon Boyd, Jose Passillas, Alex Katunich, and Mike Einziger in Calabasas, California. They gained distinction with their performances at famed LA venues including The Troubadour and the Roxy before the guys even graduated high school. They recorded and released their indie debut Fungus Amongus in 1995 before releasing a major label EP Enjoy Incubus in 1997. The band was quickly gaining a following and the Incubus concert schedule included a European wide tour as the supporting act for Korn.
Incubus released their sophomore set S.C.I.E.N.C.E. in 1997 and booked tour dates on the 1998 Ozzfest and Family Values Tour. Incubus tour dates were also booked on the opening stage for rock gods System of a Down and their national tour. The album was eventually certified Gold after years of consistent touring and buzz around the band's socially conscious sound. Incubus was about to break-out big in 1999 with their third album Make Yourself. Incubus tour dates were scheduled concurrently with the release of the album for the remainder of the year. By the turn of the millennium, the single "Pardon Me" had taken off on LA rock station KROQ. With radio support, "Pardon Me" became a top ten hit on the Modern Rock Songs chart. Subsequent singles "Stellar" and the top ten Hot 100 single "Drive" propelled the album to double-Platinum status. Incubus tour dates were scheduled with the Deftones on a summer trek in addition to a stint on Ozzfest 2000.
Off the heels of their breakout year, the band decided to retreat to the so-cal resort city of Malibu to record their follow-up Morning View. Incubus concert dates were booked alongside Hoobastank for a national tour. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and was eventually certified double-platinum, equalling the success of its predecessor. Incubus tour dates were booked on a headlining outing throughout Japan and Australia and they appeared at KROQ's Weenie Roast in 2002.
After renegotiating their recording contract with Epic/Immortal records the band released their politically charged album A Crow Left of the Murder in 2004 which featured the single "Megalomaniac". The accompanying video was banned from MTV due to controversial images about the then current Iraq War. To promote the album, Incubus tour dates were scheduled and featured Ben Kweller, Brand New, and Sparta as their supporting acts. In 2005, they returned with their long-running album Light Grenades. The album was released in 2006 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, becoming their first to do so. The album went on to chart throughout 2008 off success of "Dig" and the final single "Love Hurts". Incubus tour dates took them around the world again, this time they would headline the Soundware Festival in Australia and an Asia wide outing.
Following the success of their tour and in celebration of a #1 album, Incubus went on hiatus. Boyd went on to release a solo album and Einzinger briefly attended Harvard. Incubus will be incredibly busy this year, they are about to release their latest album If Not Now, When? in July, 2011. The Incubus concert schedule 2011 has been announced and the band will be touring internationally to support the effort. No strangers to the summer tour scene, Incubus brings their so-cal summer rock music to your area this 2011. Don't miss a date on the Incubus concur schedule 2011; Use Eventful as your source for Incubus tour dates and concert schedule information.
Neon Trees: Neon Trees is a LDS rock band from Provo, UT, with origins in Temecula, California . Formed initially by neighbors Tyler Glenn (lead vocals/keyboards) and Chris Allen (guitars), the band made its first home in Provo, eventually adding Branden Campbell (bass) and Elaine Bradley (drums/vocals) to the lineup. Although a well known band in Provo, the band didn't receive nationwide exposure until late 2008 when they were chosen as openers for several of The Killers' North American tour dates. Not long after, the band was signed by major record label Mercury Records in early 2009. Additionally, the group was voted Band of the Year in 2009 by City Weekly, a popular Salt Lake City publication. Although they had several prior independent releases, the band released its debut album at Mercury/Def Jam, Habits, on March 16, 2010. with "Animal" as its lead single. The band performed "Animal" during their March 23, 2010 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the band will be touring opening for 30 Seconds To Mars and Mutemath throughout the Spring of 2010. There are two music videos for "Animal", a viral video and an official music video. The viral version features the band playing in a desert. The official version features the band "destroying" an art gallery with paint as the patrons slowly morph into animal-headed humans and dance around them.
The band was recently featured on the iPhone/iPod touch application Tap Tap Revenge 3 with their latest single "Animal".
Cypress Hill: Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. Originally called DVX, the name was changed after Mellow Man Ace left in 1988. Cypress Hill was the first Latino group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums and over the course of its history has sold more than 18 million albums worldwide, including more than 11 million records in the U.S. alone.
Cypress Hill's first album, called simply Cypress Hill, was released in August 1991. The lead single was "Phuncky Feel One," but it was the B-side "How I Could Just Kill A Man" which attracted more attention, receiving heavy airplay on urban and college radio. The other two singles released from the album were "Hand On The Pump" and "Latin Lingo", the latter of which combined English and Spanish lyrics. The success of these singles led to the album selling two million copies in the US alone. DJ Muggs, Cypress Hill's producer, subsequently produced House of Pain's first album, then worked on other Soul Assassins projects like Funkdoobiest. The band made their first appearance at Lollapalooza on the side stage in 1992.
Black Sunday, the group's second album, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in 1993, recording the highest Soundscan for a rap group up until that time. Also, with their debut still in the charts, they became the first rap group to have 2 albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 at the same time. With "Insane in the Brain" becoming a crossover hit, the album went triple platinum in the U.S. and sold about 3.25 million copies.
Cypress Hill was banned from Saturday Night Live after Muggs smoked a joint on-air and the band trashed their instruments while playing their second single "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That". The band headlined the "Soul Assassins" tour with House of Pain and Funkdoobiest as support, then performed on a college tour with Rage Against the Machine and Seven Year Bitch. In 1993, Cypress Hill also had two tracks on the Judgment Night soundtrack, teamed up with Pearl Jam and Sonic Youth.
The band played at the 1994 Woodstock Festival, introducing their new member Eric Bobo, formerly a percussionist with the Beastie Boys. Rolling Stone magazine named the band as the best rap group in their music awards voted by critics and readers. Cypress Hill played at Lollapalooza for two successive years, topping the bill in 1995. They also appeared on the The Simpsons episode "Homerpalooza". Prior to Bobo joining the crew, Panchito "Ponch" Gomez sat in as a percussionist when not acting.
Their third album Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom was released in 1995, selling 1.5 million copies and reaching number 3 on the Billboard 200 on the strength of the hit single "Throw Your Set in the Air". Cypress Hill also contributed a track "I Wanna Get High" to the High Times sponsored Hempilation album to support NORML.
Sen Dog took a break from the band to form a Los Angeles based rap rock band SX-10. Meanwhile in 1996, Cypress Hill appeared on the first 'Smokin' Grooves' tour, featuring Ziggy Marley, The Fugees, Busta Rhymes and A Tribe Called Quest. The band also released a nine track EP Unreleased and Revamped with rare mixes. In 1997, band members focused on their solo careers. Muggs released Muggs Presents ... the Soul Assassins featuring contributions from Wu-Tang Clan members, Dr. Dre, KRS-One, Wyclef Jean and Mobb Deep. B-Real appeared with Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J and Method Man on "Hit Em High" from the multi-platinum Space Jam Soundtrack. He also appeared with RBX, Nas and KRS-One on "East Coast Killer, West Coast Killer" on Dr. Dre's Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath album, and contributed to an album entitled "The Psycho Realm" with the band of the same name. Though the focus that year was not on Cypress Hill, the band played Smokin' Grooves with George Clinton and Erykah Badu.
Cypress Hill released IV in 1998 which went gold in the U.S., even though the reviews were somewhat negative, on the backs of hit singles "Tequila Sunrise" and another tribute to smoking cannabis "Dr. Greenthumb." Sen Dog also released the Get Wood sampler as part of SX-10 on the label Flip. In 1999, Cypress Hill helped with the PC crime/very mature video game Kingpin: Life of Crime. Three of their songs from the 1998 IV album were in the game ( "16 Men Till There's No Men Left", "Checkmate" and "Lightning Strikes"). B-Real also did some of the voices of the people in the game. Also in 1999, the band released a greatest-hits album in Spanish, Los grandes éxitos en español. Cypress Hill then fused genres with their two-disc release, Skull & Bones, in 2000. The first disc, "Skull" was composed of rap tracks while "Bones" explored further the group's forays into rock. The album reached the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 and number 3 in Canada. The first single was "Rock Superstar" for rock radio and "Rap Superstar" for urban radio. The band also released Live at the Fillmore, a concert disc recorded at the Fillmore (in San Francisco) in 2000. Cypress Hill continued their experimentation with rock on the Stoned Raiders album in 2001. However, its sales were a disappointment, as the disc did not even reach the top 50 of the U.S. album charts. In 2001, the group appeared in the film How High.
Cypress Hill recorded "Just Another Victim" for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as a theme song for Tazz. At the time, WWE was using original music for almost all of the wrestlers, so this was an unusual step for the company to take, but it remains one of the more memorable songs to emerge from the wrestling organization. The band released Till Death Do Us Part on March 23, 2004. The album saw the band experiment with reggae especially on the lead single "What's Your Number". The track features Tim Armstrong of Rancid on guitar and backup vocals. It is based on the classic song "The Guns of Brixton" on The Clash's London Calling and has proven to be a success on the modern rock charts. However, the album represented a further departure from the signature sound of their first four albums. The album also features appearances by Damian Marley, son of Bob Marley, Prodigy and Twin of Mobb Deep and producer the Alchemist.
In 2004, the song How I Could Just Kill A Man was included in the popular videogame Grand Theft Auto San Andreas created by Rockstar Games, playing on West Coast hip hop radio station Radio Los Santos. In December 2005 a best of compilation album titled Greatest Hits From the Bong was released including 9 hits from previous albums and 2 new tracks. The group's next album was tentatively scheduled for an early 2007 release. In the summer of 2006, B-Real appeared on Snoop Dogg's single "Vato". Pharrell Williams produced the track, and originally sang the hook, but because of the video idea, B-Real was asked to sing the hook. Sen Dog is now currently touring with the Kottonmouth Kings, Kingspade and Dogboy on the Joint is on Fire Tour
In 2007 Cypress Hill toured with their full line up as a part of the Rock the Bells tour, held by Guerilla Union, and headlined with Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, and a reunited Rage Against the Machine. Other acts included Immortal Technique, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, The Roots, EPMD, Pharoahe Monch, Jedi Mind Tricks, Erykah Badu, MF Doom, Sage Francis, Brother Ali, The Coup, Blue Print, Lucky I Am, Living Legends, Felt, Cage, Mr. Lif, Grouch & Eligh, and Hangar 18.
(From Wikipedia) http://www.myspace.com/cypresshill
P.O.D.: P.O.D., initials standing for Payable On Death, is a multi-platinum nu metal band from San Diego, California. Formed in 1992, the band's line-up consists of vocalist Sonny Sandoval, drummer Wuv Bernardo, guitarist Marcos Curiel, and bassist Traa Daniels.
With their third studio album, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, they achieved their initial mainstream success; the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 2000. Their following studio album, Satellite, continued the band's success with the hit singles, "Alive" and "Youth of the Nation", pushing it to go 3x platinum.
CAVO: Ultimately, every struggling rock band wants the same thing out of life… To become big stars, to have their music heard by millions, and most importantly, to have their passion become their profession. But as the members of CAVO can attest to, the journey is a difficult one. And the effort comes at a price. What began late in 2000 as a hobby quickly became more of a serious obsession for Chris Hobbs, Chad La Roy, and Casey Walker, the founding members of this St. Louis rock band. After the release of their debut EP, A Space to Fill in 2003, some regional airplay and lots of self-belief, CAVO thought that the time had come for their shot at stardom. But it didn’t happen…
And then things started to fall apart. Their producer went AWOL. Substance abuse took its toll on one member. The marriage of another fell apart. At rock bottom in their personal lives, and just about to give up on their passion, the band decided to lock themselves away for as long as it took to focus on getting their lives together and creating new music based on their real-life experiences.
Now, nearly 3 years later in 2006, CAVO has emerged as a refreshed band, losing one member and gaining Brian Smith on bass, a new outlook and a refined sound that is sure to garner some national attention. While their second independent release, The Painful Art of Letting Go, paints a dark and desolate picture from the title of the CD, vocalist Casey Walker explains that the name only reflects one side of the multilayered album.
“There are definitely songs on this record that show the harsh realities of life and trying to keep your head above water,” he says. “Songs like ‘Awake,’ ‘Nameless’ and ‘Painful Art’ (from which the CD’s title originates) came to fruition as the band dealt with several internal and personal struggles. Those were some of the darkest times we’ve ever faced.”
He adds, “But through those struggles comes a growing process. In the end, all healing comes from ‘letting go.’ All great art comes from a place of honesty, and we weren’t satisfied by being dishonest with ourselves any longer. Songs like ‘Gone’ and ‘Waiting for Silence’ kind of wrote themselves as we came to that realization.” “The Painful Art of Letting Go provides a unique balance of opposites: happiness and sadness, shallowness and depth. Even though we’ve all experienced loss and disappointment recently, it’s made us who we are today, and we’re quite proud of what we’ve become as a band. We’ve brought closure to those issues together as a family,” concludes Walker.
So what does CAVO want out of life now? Without a doubt the answer is the same as it was in the beginning. The passion is, will always be, an obsession. These four guys have emerged on the other side, stronger than ever, and will stop at nothing to fulfill their dreams. The members of CAVO have learned a lot about life… To take things as they come, and to never lose sight of what’s really important: family, friendship and most of all, the music.
Kyng: KYNG the southern California hard rock trio, originated in January of 2008 in Los Angeles. Singer/songwriter Eddie Veliz bassist, Tony Castaneda and drummer Pepe Clarke Magana, after years of working off and on with each other on various projects, decided to propagate the idea of a band that would closer fulfill their musical desires. Within months of sessioning the three were sold on the chemistr...y and shortly after that went into the studio to record their debut album. The sound they realized was exactly what they had sought after, a unique and universally appealing combination of heavy and captivating concepts, channeling influences from black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin to the Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. "We wanted a band that could stand alongside anything in the scene, have the ability to crossover seamlessly and still bridge who we are.” KYNG’s versatile approach of a sweet devastation bleeds from an artistic drive toward a momentum described as "California Heavy". Their evolution will undoubtedly blaze a trail that redefines what is expected and defines the giants they will become. Their first album, Trampled Sun, on REALID Records is set to hit the streets of the US and the World Wide Web September 27 while their first two singles, Falling Down and Trails in Veins, both mixed by Mike Watts (Adelita’s Way, Hopesfall, Quicksand, Brand New), are set to take over the airwaves and online channels mid July and will be available at iTunes July 26th. The digital deluxe of Trampled Sun will contain 15 tracks exemplifying the bands great range and how much music KYNG has to offer the planet earth. The Los Angeles based trio, hailing from LA and parts of Mexico, is as unique in spirit as their sound. Reminiscent at times of the metal and hard rock of the late 1970’s in style and musical collection, with a presentation that is totally heavy, classic and modern-day all at once, they are sure to refresh the Active Rock and Metal landscapes of today and tomorrow. As drummer Pepe Clarke Magaña puts it, “I think we’re doing stuff, or a combination of stuff that has been done before, in a way it’s never been done before.” Their sound on Trampled Sun easily provokes the question, “Is that really just 3 dudes?” The pipes on Eddie Veliz reminiscent of Cornell is his early days, the thunder brought by Pepe Clarke Magaña on the drums and the rolling rhythms brought by bassist Tony Castañeda have KYNG meant for great things. Completing dates with The Sword, KYNG is currently out with Black Stone Cherry and Pop Evil and plan on touring forever as the road is the life’s blood of any young hard rock band looking to take over the world. In the land of pigs, the butcher is KYNG.