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This weeks brings another massive payload with Yellowcard,  Banks, Suicidal Tendencies, Godsmack‘s Sully ErnaPixiesBon Iver,
S U R V I V ESlavesFamous Last WordsPublic Access T.V., Drive-By Truckers, The Wytches, Poets of the Fall and Local Spotlights on The Growlers & The Mowgli’s.

The end is here. The self titled album is the band’s last which ends a career that travels back almost 20 years and 9 previous albums. The group, probably best known for 2003’s Ocean Avenue, have released two tracks off the farewell album, “The Hurt is Gone” & “Rest in Peace.”

They say goodbye to the O.C. Sat Oct 15th at the Observatory & adios to LA Tues Oct 18th at the Novo in front of a Sold-Out show.


BANKS The Altar

From right here in the O.C. & LA, Banks returns with album two – hot off the success of her debut album, Goddess, featuring the smash “Beggin for Thread.” Singles “F*ck with Myself” & “Gemini Feed” set the tone for the newest album.


Suicidal TendenciesWorld Gone Mad

These hometown heroes began their legendary career from right in Venice, CA back in 1980 taking over the crossover thrash punk genre and firmly placing themselves at the top. To trail blaze their 12th album they released “Clap Like Ozzy” into the wild.

Speaking of Ozzy, the band just rocked Ozzfest Meets KnotFest at San Manuel Amphitheater last weekend. Singer Mike Muir has implied this could be the band’s last which would be the final chapter in a 36 year career.


Sully ErnaHometown Life

Godsmack’s frontman releases his second solo album which trades in hard rock for full band blues and country twang.


PixiesHead Carrier

The Boston alt-rockers release album six, album number two since they returned after a 13 year break. The band well known as an inspiration for many alternative rock acts have used “Talent” “Um Chagga Lagga” & “Tenement Song” as a preview of what’s to come.


Bon Iver22, A Million

The Grammy Award winning indie act releases album number three, this time experimenting a little further into the depths. The album has already opened to great reviews from Rolling Stone, NME and much more.

Singles “22 (OVER S∞∞N)” & “33 God” helped begin the adventure of this new journey for the group. They’ll be vising Saturday Oct 22nd in the O.C. at the Observatory for Beach Goth and then the next day, Oct 23rd,  in LA at the Hollywood Bowl.


S U R V I V E – RR7349

You know this Austin, TX band. They crafted the summer’s hottest soundtrack filled with 80s synth to the summer’s biggest hit show, Stranger Things. Now they release their second album of originals.

They’ll be performing a Sold Out Show at the Echoplex next Thursday, Oct 6th.


SlavesTake Control 

The English raw punk group get some help on their second album from The Beastie Boys’ Mike D who produces the album and appears on the track “Consume or Be Consumed.”

He chose to work with the band because, “I feel right now the world needs an album like this.” They’ve also released “Spit It Out” off the upcoming album.


Famous Last WordsThe Incubus 

The Michigan post-hardcore group release album three featuring the hit “Pretty In Porcelain.”


Public Access T.V.Never Enough

The NYC band knows how to create a buzz. Their debut album releases today but the group has already received highly popular coverage from The New York Times (For helping out the residents in their building that was blown up), Rolling Stone, NMEUSA Today, and many more.

Patti Peru” “Sudden Emotion” & “End of an Era” help build that buzz as singles released so far.


Drive-By TruckersAmerican Band

The Georgia rockers show no signs of slowing down, album eleven comes with the singles “Surrender Under Protest” & “What It Means.”

The album is attempting to continue their recent trend of higher commercial success than the previous albums which comes 20 years into their careers. Their previous album, English Oceans, reached #16th on the charts.

They back up to LA in Oct 11th & 12th at the Teragram Ballroom.


The WytchesAll Your Happy Life

The psych-rock band from England release album two, their previous – debut album, Annabel Dream Reader – hit 50th on the UK Albums Chart.


Poets of the FallClearview 

Coming all the way from Finland, Poets of the Fall release their 7th studio album behind the single “Drama for Life.”


Local Spotlight

The GrowlersCity Club

Originally from Dana Point (now residing in Costa Mesa), The Growlers continue to grow with the newest release – featuring the single title track produced by Julian Casablancas of The Strokes.

They’ve put on the annual Beach Goth Festival in the O.C. at the Observatory since 2012. This year features Bon Iver, Violent Femmes, TLC, Blaqk Audio, Justice, Future Islands, She Wants Revenge, Reel Big Fish, Albert Hammond Jr, and more!


The Mowgli’s – Where’d Your Weekend Go?

The alt-rockers based here in Calabasas drop album four behind the hand of Paramore & All Time Low Producer, Mike Green. They’ve released “Spacin Out” “Freakin Me Out” & “Bad Thing” as singles so far.

They’ll headline the Rock N Roll Marathon Series here in Los Angeles Oct 30th!


Other Sept 30th Releases

Black MarbleIt’s Immaterial, Bob Weir Blue Mountain
Craig DavidFollowing My Intuition, Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
EZTVHigh in Place, Jenny HvalBlood Bitch
Kestrels – Kestrels, MachinedrumHuman Energy
Kid Cudi – Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’
MC ChrisMC Chris is DreamingOpethSorceress,
Regina Spektor – Remember Us to Life
Solange KnowlesA Seat at the Table,
Tor MillerAmerican EnglishUltimate PaintingDusk-Out
Van MorrisonKeep Me Singing, YelloToy
That’s right – This same Yello

New Singles
Korn featuring Slipknot’s Corey Taylor
Metallica, The Weeknd
ft Daft Punk
Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness

Coming Soon
Green Day, Phantogram, NOFX, Sum 41 & More!

More from KROQ.com : Deftones to Launch ‘Phantom Bride’ Beer


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