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Warpaint Opening for Depache Mode

Warpaint will be the sole opener for Depeche Mode on their North American “Global Spirit” tour kicking off August 23 in Salt Lake City with further dates in New York City—with two nights at Madison Square Garden—Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles and more.
WARPAINT OPENING FOR DEPECHE MODE
Aug 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Aug 25 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Aug 27 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 30 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept 1 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Sept 3 – Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
Sept 5 – Montreal, Quebec – Centre Bell
Sept 7 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Sept 9 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Sept 11 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Sept 13 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept 15 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
Sept 18 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Sept 20 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheatre
Sept 22 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
Sept 24 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sept 27 – Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavilion
Sept 30 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Oct 2 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara County Bowl
Oct 6 – San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Oct 8 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Oct 10 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Oct 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Oct 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Oct 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Oct 21 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena
Oct 23 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Oct 25 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
Oct 27 – Edmonton, Alberta – Rogers Place
Century Media Records in the News
Century Media was a long time client of subnormal magazine back in the day, hooking us up with scores of killer metal.  So when they e-mailed us out of the blue this week, it proved only fitting that we say hello back with the following blurb. Thank you Century Media–you guys rock.
WITHERFALL new live members announced, album out in Europe on October 6th 
                                                
US dark melodic metal shooting stars WITHERFALL have completed their line up for live activities. After the tragic demise of founding member Adam Sagan, who passed away right before WITHERFALL’s debut album “Nocturnes And Requiems” was ready for release, WITHERFALL have taken a well-deserved break of some few months for drumming auditions, finding a replacement for Adam in the highly talented Steve Bolognese, who by strange coincidence replaced Adam Sagan after his departure from the Canadian progressive power/death metal heroes Into Eternity.
“This is indeed a bitter sweet statement to announce, on one end we are happy to have found a replacement for our late drummer Adam Sagan. On the other side of the coin, we had to find a replacement for Adam. We went through a long period of searching for the right drummer to carry on Adam‘s contributions to Witherfall. With Steve Bolognese we knew from our first rehearsal and assorted meetings that he was the right fit. Not only does Steve pay respect to the drum parts that Adam recorded on “Nocturnes and Requiems”. Steve also shares with Adam an impressive writing ability when it comes to composing his drum parts while we are in the pre-production stages for the follow to “Nocturnes and Requiems”. We have also been putting in grueling hours getting our live show dialed in. Expect Witherfall touring announcements very soon.” – Witherfall 
Steve Bolognese comments: 
I am excited to announce that I have recently joined  Century Media Recording Artist Witherfall. As happy as I am to be part of such an incredible band, there are tragic circumstances surrounding the situation, as many may know. Original Witherfall drummer Adam Sagan was a friend of mine. Adam was the original drummer and passed away last year during the final stages of production. Sagan and I both played drums with Into Eternity as well as sharing a lot of the same friends, including Jake and Joseph. Adam would come out to see Into Eternity play every time we came through Minnesota. He remained a great friend. Witherfall was Adam’s band along with Jake and Joseph. They formed it.  I am going to do my best to carry on with it the way Adam would have wanted. Adam Sagan was an amazing talent and he didn’t make “Nocturnes and Requiems”  an easy record to learn to play on drums, but I am going to do my best. Adam Sagan is truly missed by all. See you all on the road soon!“ 
Watch Steve’s drum playthrough video of the song “What We Are Dying For” here:
HOW TO NOT SCREW UP BEING ROCK STAR / POP STAR
1, Get a publicist who is not a jerk, that doesn’t chase your press away, and that actually helps them see you and cover you
2, Have a website that actually works
3, Have merchandise to actually sell
4, Keep your merchandise actually in stock, so when it sells out, you can sell more
5, Have merch that is not so butt-ugly, no one wants to buy it– a bright idea might be to actually have your face on some t-shirts rather than your ‘art’ even if you think you are the next Frida Kahlo
6, Don’t get arrested for kidnapping your fans, or other stupid things
6, Don’t get banned from countries, so you can play there again
7, Don’t get in fights with other musicians unless you are a rap star and ready to DIE
8, Don’t post stupid tweets
9, Plan to tour at least once a year, if you care about longevity
 10, Don’t threaten to Kill the President, unless really dream of the Secret Service investigating you
11, Don’t sell your soul to the devil
12, Don’t join the illuminati
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Three Species Gain Endangered Species Act Protection Under Trump

Hawaiian Bird, Arizona Turtle, Southeast Fish Protected

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week protected Arizona’s Sonoyta mud turtle, a Hawaiian bird known as the ‘i’iwi and a Southeast fish called the pearl darter under the Endangered Species Act.

Today’s action came in response to two 2011 settlement agreements with the Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians under which the Fish and Wildlife Service made protection decisions for hundreds of vulnerable species over the past six years.

With these three newly designated species, 188 species have been protected as threatened or endangered under the agreement. Eleven additional species have been proposed for protection and await decisions expected by the end of the year.

“We’re thrilled these three endangered species are finally getting the protections they so desperately need to survive,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director at the Center. “We worried that Trump administration political appointees would block the Fish and Wildlife Service from protecting any species, but for at least these three, this is a good day.”

Background: A Turtle, Bird and Fish Tale

With webbed feet and an innate ability to swim, the Sonoyta mud turtle has evolved to be highly aquatic in one of the driest parts of the Sonoran Desert. The turtle is found only in a small area of Pima County, Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. Diversion of surface water and pumping of groundwater have led to the loss of much of this habitat, which the turtle needs to survive.

In the United States, the turtle has been reduced to a single reservoir called Quitobaquito Springs within Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Four populations are currently known in Mexico, but the loss of the turtle has already been reported from an additional site. At all of these sites the number of turtles has declined as aquatic habitat has been reduced. It has been waiting for protection on the candidate list for 20 years.

The ‘i‘iwi — also known as the scarlet honeycreeper — is a medium-sized honeycreeper that lives in native forests of ohia and koa. The ‘i‘iwi was once widespread throughout the Hawaiian Islands, but the species is now primarily restricted to high-elevation areas on the Big Island, Maui and Kauai because of habitat destruction and the spread of avian pox and malaria by mosquitoes, which were introduced to the islands. The ‘i‘iwi has survived at high elevations, primarily over 3,600 feet, because it is too cold there for mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they spread. But with climate change, mosquitoes are moving uphill and are predicted to cover most remaining ‘i‘iwi habitat as the climate continues to warm. The ‘i‘iwi has seen a 92 percent decline on Kauai in the past 25 years and a 34 percent decline on Maui. The Center petitioned for its protection in 2010.

The pearl darter once swam in hundreds of miles of river in Mississippi and Louisiana, but today has been reduced to scattered populations in a fraction of its range. It has been lost from its namesake, the Pearl River. The darter is threatened by water pollution from oil and gas development, sand and gravel mining, urbanization, agriculture and the proposed damming of Little and Big Cedar creeks, tributaries to the Pascagoula River.

Other threats include climate change and hurricanes and similarly catastrophic events. The Southeastern Fishes Council named the pearl darter as one of the 12 most endangered fish in the southeastern United States. It has been waiting for protection on the candidate list since 1991.

“Each of these three species is precious, and we need to do all we can to save them,” said Greenwald. “We’re fortunate to have the Endangered Species Act, an incredibly effective law that has saved more than 99 percent of the species under its protection and put hundreds more on the road to recovery. This landmark law can save these species too.”

'i'iwi

Photo by Brett Hartl, Center for Biological Diversity.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with 1.5 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

Wallows Releases Powerful New Single

Southern California indie-rock trio Wallows release a brand new track, “Uncomfortable.” Written and produced by Wallows, “Uncomfortable” is the follow-up to their previously released tracks “Pleaser” and “Sun Tan.” With its subdued tempo and dreamy, vulnerable vocals, “Uncomfortable” reveals yet another side of Wallows.  Pleaser has racked up over 3.5 million views.
Despite forming less than a year ago, Wallows members Braeden Lemasters, Dylan Minnette and Cole Preston have been playing music together for nearly a decade. The connection is evident in their solid, high-energy live performances. Wallows have just wrapped up a series of sold-out shows at LA’s The Roxy and Troubadour, Slim’s in San Francisco, Constellation Room in Santa Ana and Mercury Lounge in New York City. Wallows are currently writing and prepping new tracks with plans to release more new music this year.  The band recently performed at the Levi’s Haus in Los Angeles for the premiere episode of Levi’s Sunset Sessions, which will be released in the coming weeks.
(Photo: Ella Jayes)

Listen to the new single “Uncomfortable” by Wallows, here below:

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