ALT 92.3 is excited to bring back our SOLD OUT 'Not So Silent Night' to Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 featuring performances by Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant, Jimmy Eat World, Of Monsters and Men, Judah & the Lion, and SHAED.
Mumford & Sons are Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane, and Winston Marshall. In the ten years since their meteoric debut, the Grammy and BRIT Award-winning band has released four full-length albums, including their most recent, 2018’s acclaimed Delta. Produced by Paul Epworth, the record debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, Americana/Folk Albums, Alternative Rock Albums and Rock Albums charts—the band’s third consecutive #1 debut, the largest sales week for an alternative rock album in 2018 and the sixth-largest debut among all titles last year.
Vampire Weekend’s Father of the Bride album and tour have seen the band in peak form, playing marathon sets to packed arenas and amphitheaters across North America since June 5th. Completely sold-out shows have included those in Toronto, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Madison, St. Louis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Raleigh, Charlotte, Houston, Austin, St. Augustine and most recently, New York’s famed Madison Square Garden.
Cage The Elephant’s single, “Ready To Let Go,” hit #1 at Alternative Radio in both the US and Canada, marking the band’s 8th Alternative #1. The song immediately found its footing, scoring the band its best airplay chart debut in its near-decade career. Cage The Elephant has achieved more #1s at the format than any band this decade.
Before Jimmy Eat World entered the studio to record their ninth full-length album, Integrity Blues [RCA], the members of the multiplatinum Mesa, AZ rock band did something they’ve never done in over two decades. “We took a little break,” smiles lead singer and guitarist Jim Adkins. After a successful 10th-anniversary tour revisiting Futures, the musicians briefly went their separate ways at the end of 2014. Adkins released a series of 7” & embarked on his first worldwide solo tour, Lind released an EP and toured with his wife in The Wretched Desert, Linton took up boxing, and Burch opened up CaskWerks Distillery in Arizona. When the band reconvened in November 2015, they teamed up with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen [Paramore, M83] and began sifting through ideas.
You think you know the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men, but you have no idea. Within the first minute of their new single 'Alligator' you'll be wondering if this huge anthem is the brainchild of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs fronting Arcade Fire all thumping dr ums, brimming guitars and a call to arms chorus about taking control. During a day of final mixing at the LA studio of their co producer Rich Costey (MUSE, Vampire Weekend, Chvrches), the five piece gather in stages. The first to walk in are joint vocalis ts/guitarists Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdóttir, Ragnar Þorhallsson and bassist Kristjan Pall Kristjansson. They're here to put the band's forthcoming third album 'F EVER DREAM ' to bed. It's been in the offing for three years but finally it's soon to be out of their hands. Shortly behind them like a pair of mischievous school stragglers are the remaining members: drummer Arnar Rosenkranz Hilmarsson and youngest of the pack guitarist Brynjar Leifsson.
For Judah & the Lion, the last two years should've been the best of their lives as the Nashville band toured behind a powerful single and a genre-upending album, sharing stages with heroes and playing to oceans of fans. But as everything was coming together for them, singer-guitarist Judah Akers' world was falling apart as his family was hit by alcoholism and affairs, death and divorce. From that tension comes Pep Talks, the trio's third LP and a hard left turn into deeply personal terrain.
Long before their breakout platinum-selling single “Trampoline” made chart-topping history, before last year’s critically-acclaimed Melt EP, before finding a house to live and record in, before tours with Bishop Briggs and Marian Hill, and before their debut EP Just Wanna See, members (and twin brothers) Spencer and Max Ernst started writing songs with Chelsea Lee, a friend from high school. Combining the brothers’ producing prowess with Chelsea’s expansive vocal range yielded powerful results. In 2016 they formed SHAED, the name a reference to a fictional cloak woven out of shadow.