The Offspring | Garbage | Flogging Molly
Coheed & Cambria | Switchfoot | Our Lady Peace
Eve 6 | Anberlin | Paper Tongues | Evans Blue
Foxy Shazam | Drop D | Vess
The All-New 2013 Dodge Dart
Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q
Four Friends Brewing
NoDa Brewing Co.
Switchfoot released their eighth studio album, Vice Verses, in September of 2011. The band has consistently released new material since the late 1990s, but really broke through into mainstream success in 2003 with the double platinum selling The Beautiful Letdown. But, Switchfoot's next release will be a little different.
In an interview with Jack Daniel, the band discussed Fading West, a surfing documentary that is expected to footage of the band. Front-man Jon Foreman says it is, "somewhere between Rattle and Hum and [The] Endless Summer," referencing the 1988 U2 album/documentary and the 1996 documentary about the travels of two California surfers.
Switchfoot, equipped with several radio hits, delivered a crowd pleasing set at Weenie Roast. See photos of the band's performance here.
Flogging Molly was the biggest surprise to many people at Weenie Roast. But, the Celtic punk band already had tons of fans in attendance. At Weenie Roast, we saw an energetic, unique set from the Irish-American band.
Before their show, DZL talked to the band about their worldwide touring schedule. The band recently played in Russia and also all across Europe. The band also discussed their work with Amnesty International. They covered Bob Dylan's The Time They Are A-Changin'" for the human rights organization.
Dead Sara, A Silent Film, and Fusebox Poet rocked the Fillmore on Saturday night. The Teenie Weenie, our Weenie Roast warm-up, brought out two up and coming national bands as well as the runner-up to our Battle of the Weenie. Check out photos from all of the bands, below.
Weenie Roast will return on Sunday. Another band making a return is Garbage. The Charlotte Observer notes that Garbage released their first album in 1995, the year of the first Weenie Roast, and went on hiatus in 2005, the same year of the last Weenie Roast. Garbage's Duke Erikson tells the Observer:
“We didn’t know if anyone would even care or notice...We knew we still had some fans out there, but there’s all these young faces in the crowd...kids I can’t imagine were even born when we made our first record.”