Cedric Bixler Zavala Quits THE MARS VOLTA

Prepare for the ultimate bummer Mars Volta fans because according to a plethora of recent tweets, it seems as if the frontman Cedric Bixler Zavala has quit The Mars Volta. In these tweets Cedric cites creative differences with Omar Rodriguez Lopez, stating that Omar’s involvement in his new group, Bosnian Rainbows, was over shadowing his involvement in The Mars Volta. According to Cedric’s words, he had tried to put a North American tour together in support of Noctourniquet but Omar was not on board with the idea. Apparently The Mars Volta is no more by what Cedric says:

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MARRIAGES Perform Acoustic Rendition Of New Song

Marriages (Red Sparowes, etc) recently took part in a Glassroom Session with label Sargent House in which the band performed an acoustic version of a new song. The song has been given the title “The Shadow of My Name” and it is just simply gorgeous in every way possible. The band are reportedly working on their follow up to their debut EP Kitsune of last year. I assume this track will make an appearance. You can check out the performance below as well as their upcoming touring schedule with Bosnian Rainbows (Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group, Le Butcherettes, The Mars Volta).

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CRYPTS Announce New Tour

Crypts, the electronic project featuring These Arms Are Snakes’ Steve Snere, have announced a string of Fall shows with Bosnian Raibows (new project from Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group with Teri Gender Bender from Le Butcherettes). If you live in California, Oregon or Washington then you are in luck! Here are the scheduled dates:

10/19 – Seattle, WA @ City Arts Fest @ Triple Door – SOLD OUT#
10/20 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater #
10/23 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s #
10/24 – Oakland, CA @ The New Parish #
10/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour – SOLD OUT #
10/26 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory – SOLD OUT #
10/27 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones #
10/28 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah #
10/31 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey – Halloween!

# w/Bosnian Rainbows

Crypts’ self titled debut is available now through Sargent House and can be streamed below. It’s actually not half bad!

-Lane Oliver