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27 things you need to know that happened this week

December 11 2016, 2:25 PM EST By Caitlyn Ralph Maggie Dickman Jordan Toney Lindy Smith

10. Norma Jean share their 45 minute documentary ‘Luminæries.’ Check it out below!

The documentary was previously only available with select editions of their most recent album, Polar Similar.

11. The Rocket Summer cover “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” in memory of John Lennon.

In honor of John Lennon, who was shot and killed 36 years ago, the Rocket Summer’s Bryce Avary covered his iconic song, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”.

12. The Frights are wishing their fans a Merry Christmas with their new track “Christmas Everyday.” Check out the festive video for the song below!

13. Eisley debuted a new song, announces new album and US tour.

”I’m Only Dreaming” will release on February 17 and will be the band’s fifth album. Vocalist/Guitarist Sherri DuPree-Bemis talked about the new album noting "Musically, you could say it's classic Eisley, in the sense that it’s melodic, moody pop and is written from the heart. Lyrically, it’s very whimsical; it has a vibe that will take you into its own world and let you escape your normal life for a few minutes."

Tour Dates:

Feb 16 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall - Upstairs 
Feb 17 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues - Cambridge Room 
Feb 18 Waco, TX @ Common Grounds 
Feb 20 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In 
Feb 21 Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl 
Feb 22 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle - Back Room 
Feb 23 Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java 
Feb 24 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage 
Feb 25 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry 
Feb 26 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun - Wolf Den 
Feb 27 New York, NY @ Webster Hall - Studio 
Feb 28 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall 
Mar 02 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground 
Mar 03 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt 
Mar 04 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room - Studio 
Mar 05 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Club at Stage AE 
Mar 06 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore 
Mar 08 Columbus, OH @ The Basement 
Mar 09 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop 
Mar 10 Detroit, MI @ Shelter 
Mar 11 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean 
Mar 12 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry 
Mar 13 Indianapolis, IN @ The HiFi 
Mar 20 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge 
Mar 22 Portland, OR @ Star Theater 
Mar 23 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey 
Mar 25 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill 
Mar 27 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour 
Mar 28 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues - Voodoo Room 
Mar 29 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues - The Parish 
Mar 30 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

14. Palisades released a new song “Through Hell,” off their upcoming self-titled LP, set to drop Jan. 20. Give it a listen below:

In addition to their new song, the band are kicking off the second leg of their fall headlining tour, featuring Sylar, Blindwish and Artwork. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. Check out the full list of cities and dates below!

Tour dates: 12.11.2016 - Birmingham, AL - The Syndicate Lounge
12.13.2016 - St. Petersburg, FL The Local 662
12.14.2016 - Orlando, FL - The Backbooth
12.15.2016 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
12.16.2016 - Fayetteville, NC - Drunk Horse
12.17.2016 - Whitehall, PA - Planet Trog
12.18.2016 - Amityville, NY - Amityville Music Hall
12.20.2016 - Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room
12.21.2016 - Toledo, OH - Frankies
12.22.2016 - Williamsport, PA - Ground Floor

15. Atlanta pop-indie solo project I the Victor released the “Toothpick” video. Taken from the Pause EP, “Toothpick” combines spoken work and pop instrumentation to create a poignant result. Watch:

16. Stay Warm Festival announced its 2016 lineup. To be held Dec. 17 and 18 in Toronto at Danforth Music Hall and curated by members of Silverstein, Stay Warm will feature Code Orange, Rarity, Coldfront, Citizen, American Nightmare, Protest The Hero and more.


American Nightmare
Code Orange

Protest the Hero
The Flatliners
A Wilhelm Scream
River Oaks

Grab tickets here!

17. I Set My Friends On Fire have returned with a new single and signing announcement. Now part of Tragic Hero’s roster, check out the video for “My Uzi Holds A Hundred Round Conscience”—the band’s first new music in five years.

18. Ashestoangels have premiered "Tragic Songs," the first track released from their impending EP, The Unreliable Narrator, which is set for release on Dec. 13.