Check out the single, This Goes Out to You, off of the new album:
P.O.D., or Payable on Death, has been inspiring fans with their music since 1992. Originating from San Diego, California, the four-man band has created a voice in Alternative Christian metal. They have released six major label albums as well as two independent albums, which have sold over 12 million copies. The 10th album, The Awakening, will debut on August 21st, 2015 and is available for pre-order on iTunes.
Check out the single, This Goes Out to You, off of the new album:
The Castle Theatre wasn’t always a venue for you to see your favorite bands perform. Prior to being the Castle that we all know and love today, it was once just an ordinary theatre.
Opened in 1916, the original Castle sat 1,000 people and provided a comfortable place for friends and families to view the latest films together. It wasn’t until 2010 that the newly renovated Castle Theatre became a venue for live music, hosting hundreds of shows in the short five years it has been opened.
We don’t want to forget our roots at the Castle though, so this weekend we will be hosting two brew and views on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, come on down for a screening of the Rolling Stone’s rockumentary, “Gimme Shelter”, and on Saturday we will be showing the Beatles British comedy film, “A Hard Day’s Night”.
Check out some of the old pictures throughout the years of the Castle's history and renovation courtesy of the Pantagraph.
Texas Country singer and songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard has spent decades serving his audience countless tours, recordings, and even commentary on his Twitter handle @raywylie all at the age of 68.
Hubbard appeared on Conan Tuesday night to support his newest album release. He delighted the audience with "Stone Blind Horses," the final track from his new album The Ruffian's Misfortune, with help from a three-piece band. Backed by accordion, mandolin and light percussion, he sang the song while wearing glasses channeling his inner John Lennon and a purple scarf. Not your normal attire for Texas rogue.
Late-night TV host Conan O'Brien made a beeline for the stage after the song's end and asked to be part of Hubbard's road band. "I would like to join, actually!" O'Brien said, adding, "You wouldn't have to pay me." Sounds like a pretty nice gig, huh?
If you missed Hubbard on Conan you still have the chance to see him live at The Castle Theatre on July 17th.
Asleep at the Wheel has been making Western swing music for more than 45 years! The band is headed to the Castle on Sunday, June 21st. The band has elements of country, blues, and American roots music. They are a 9-time Grammy winning band and have received many other nominations and awards. The band and its members have played with artists like The Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson, and more!
Sunday the band will be performing with The Quebe Sisters. The Quebe Sisters formed in 2002 and the trio creates a perfect combination of fiddling and harmony. The sisters were recently featured on Fox News in Cleveland.
Join us for this amazing experience on Sunday, June 21st. Doors open at 7:00pm. Show Starts at 8:00pm. Tickets are still available!
The Steel Wheels will be stopping in at The Castle through their summer tour. The band contains sounds of Americana roots and bluegrass. Music from the band’s album Red Wing charted for 13 weeks straight on the Americana Music Association Top 40 chart.
Annually, the band hosts a roots music festival, Red Wing Roots Music Festival, at Natural Chimney’s Park in Mount Solon, Virginia. This will be the third year that the music festival will be taking place.
Join us Thursday, June 18th at The Castle. Doors open at 7:00PM and the show starts at 8:00PM. Tickets are only $12!
Saving Abel is coming to the Castle on their summer tour after the release of their album "Blood Stained Revolution" in November of 2014. The album was the debut of their new members Scotty Austin (vocals) and Steven Pulley (drums). The original members formed the band in 2004 and created hit songs such as "Addicted," "The Sex is Good," and "Bringing Down the Giant." Their sound brings in fans of different genres ranging from southern rock to metal. Saving Abel are avid supporters of autism awareness and the military. "18 Days," "Drowning", and "Miss America" were all written and dedicated to the US Military. Since 2009, Saving Abel has traveled to play for the troops in some of the most remote and dangerous places in the world such as Iraq, Qatar, Cuba, Japan, and India just to name a few. VIP packages are available for their show at the Castle Theatre on June 17th!
Fender has recently given the 20-year-old Bloomington local quite the co-sign by including him on the Fender Accelerator Tour, setting up an online video series known as Fender Bender, not to mention a barrage of meet & greets at Fender dealers.
The sponsorship continued last Monday as Fender sent over a crew of videographers and photographers from their Scottsdale, Arizona headquarters to film a series of promotional videos with Matthew and his band on our stage.
The filming took place on Monday, June 1st and spanned over five hours. The crew shot five original songs including "Love Me Right", "Set Me Free", "Dancin' To The Blues", "Down The Line", and "Six String Broken Heart" while covering Jimi Hendrix's "Fire".
Take a look at the images below of the high-production set as you see a mix of high-quality cameras, DSLR's, GoPro's, and a camera jib. Expect to see an array of promotional videos from Fender featuring Matthew Curry soon.
Needless to say, Matthew has been doing pretty well for himself. He has also recently landed a cameo gig in the soon-to-be blockbuster movie Joe Dirt 2, which can be seen at the 1:00 and 1:30 minute mark of the new trailer that surfaced last week.
Not familiar with Matthew? Read his profile story here.
The influential Sam Bush has reimagined the bluegrass genre, combining the roots of this popular genre with more modern elements, bringing together both traditional audiences and a new generation of bluegrass listeners. Many have categorized Sam Bush’s musical style as “New Grass”, and filmmakers Kris Wheeler and Wayne Franklin have created a documentary showcasing Sam Bush’s impact in the Bluegrass genre titled, Revival: The Sam Bush Story.
Revival features interviews from Sam Bush, fellow bluegrass musicians, and fans influenced by Bush’s playing, as well as live footage of Sam Bush. Revival: The Sam Bush Story was screened during the 2015 Nashville Film Festival. Be on the lookout for the consumer and commercial release in the near future.
If you want to experience this Bluegrass revival then join us on Saturday, June 13th for live music from Sam Bush at the Castle Theatre!
Lake Street Dive, the indie pop band, is a name that has been gaining nationwide recognition in the recent years, releasing an album in 2014, followed by an appearance on Conan, and also appearing on NPR’s quiz show “Ask Me Another” earlier this year.
The band grew evermore popular when they kicked off their US tour with three dates on the Gulf Shore beaches of Alabama for the Hangout Festival. Lake Street Dive shared the stage with bands like The Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Beck, and more. Now, they are headlining their own tour with over 30 summer dates, one of which is at our very own Castle Theatre!
Join us tomorrow for Lake Street Dive at The Castle Theatre!
Andrew McMahon is back at The Castle and this time he is performing as Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness is a new sound and experience for McMahon himself. He has spent most of his career performing in Jack’s Mannequin, Something Corporate, or as himself, Andrew McMahon. McMahon’s journey through his illness and recovery has been represented in his previous works as an artist. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness contains an indie pop sound and is meant to represent a new adventure and a transition in McMahon’s life.
Andrew McMahon’s career has been taking off. His single, “Cecilia and the Satellite,” has been played on stations all over the country and was inspired by his daughter, Cecilia. Now McMahon will be touring in Australia, Japan, and a couple of music festivals including Chicago’s Riot Fest this summer.
Check out Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Friday, June 5th at the Castle. Tickets are $25.50 in advance and $30.50 the day of the show.