Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Oslo announces August shows

Oslo has carved their own unique niche in the rock scene and I like it. I've seen them live a few times and they do their studio work justice and more. For a little something different, you might want to make time for one of their shows. ~M

Oslo's upcoming shows

Aug 1 2007 8:00P
Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California

Aug 2 2007 8:00P
The Blue Lamp Sacramento, California

Aug 4 2007 9:00P
The Beauty Bar Las Vegas, Nevada

Aug 6 2007 8:00P
The Roxy Los Angeles, California

Aug 7 2007 8:00P
The Prospector Long Beach, California

OSLO comprised of MATTIA BORRANI (lead vocals, guitars), KERRY WAYNE JAMES (bass), GABRIAL McNAIR (guitars, backing vocals), DAMON RAMIREZ (keys) and CHARLIE WALKER (drums) has enjoyed much success independent of any label support. Their emotive and engaging live shows and self-titled, self-produced debut release (2005) garnered significant buzz and coverage from RollingStone, Billboard, Music Edge, LA Weekly and the Los Angeles Times, which named Oslo one of the top 10 bands to download in the Fall of 2006.

Oslo's forthcoming sophomore release The Rise and Fall of Love and Hate, which they co-produced with Grammy Nominated engineer/mixer Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Mickey P (Beck, Peaches, The Eels) and Sam Fogarino (Drummer, Interpol) is already receiving warm reception from radio, including Indie 103's Check One Two... and new song "Rhyme or Reason" was featured on the Season Finale of The Unit. The album also features guest appearances by Adrian Young, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Paz Lechantin and Ana Lechantin.

The critical acclaim of both their live shows and their debut release underscores not only the bands onstage showmanship but the complexity and depth with which they compose music.

Rich in texture, melody and fervor the Oslo sound conveys a layered listening experience that is as intricate as it is intelligent and evocative. Oslo have the chops, tunes and aura to influence rather than be influenced. Its time for a liberating leap into originalitys embrace, says LA Weeklys Paul Rogers.

The Rise and Fall of Love and Hate will hit stores October 9, 2007.

MySpace.com/OSLO

Live Nation to book for Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella

Live Nation (NYSE: LYV), the world’s largest live music company, has announced an exclusive agreement to book talent at Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, California. This marks Live Nation’s entry into the Palm Springs area, a growing live entertainment destination that draws patrons from the state as well as from across the country.

Spotlight 29 Casino is home to a 2,200 capacity theater, the Spotlight Showroom, which features concerts by acts including Juanes, Smokey Robinson and Lonestar, plus comedy sets by Lisa Lampanelli, Bill Engvall and D.L. Hughley.

“We are thrilled to join the Palm Springs market and work with Spotlight 29 Casino,” Live Nation, So-Cal/Music President Nick Masters said. “Combining their first-rate facilities with our extensive industry relationships will create a hotspot for premiere live entertainment.”

An October 6th concert by classic rock icon and TV star Rick Springfield will mark the first show under this agreement. More events will be announced soon.

About Spotlight 29 Casino:
Put the spotlight on headliner entertainment at Spotlight 29 Casino, the Coachella Valley’s most exciting place to play. Spotlight 29 Casino is a business venture of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians. Turn it on at www.Spotlight29.com

About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world's largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, The Police, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay.
Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues® and Fillmore® music venues and prestigious locations such as Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London's Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV."

Deadline nearing for ASPCA Humane Award nominees

The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is inviting the public to nominate extraordinary pets and people for its annual Humane Awards. Those who may be considered for this distinguished and unique honor include humans who have worked on behalf of animal welfare and animals who have engaged in acts of heroism in the United States during the past year. Winners will be invited to attend the Humane Awards Luncheon in New York City on Thursday, November 1, at the historic Rainbow Room, where the awards will be presented.

Categories open for nomination include:

ASPCA Dog of the Year (for a dog who has performed a heroic act in the past year).

ASPCA Cat of the Year (for a cat who has performed a heroic act in the past year).

ASPCA Kid of the Year (for a child under 14 who has rescued an animal or helps make the world a kinder place for animals).

ASPCA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year (for a member of the municipal police force (or other public service officer) who has made a heroic effort to save an animal in the past year).

ASPCA Firefighter of the Year (for a municipal firefighter who has made a heroic effort to save an animal in the past year).

"The Humane Awards Luncheon is our way of recognizing the important role animals play in our lives, the significance of the human-animal bond, and the people who make animal welfare a central part of their lives," said ASPCA President & CEO Ed Sayres.

Nominations should be submitted via the ASPCA Web site (www.aspca.org/nominate ). Included on the submission form should be the nominee's name, street address, email address, and telephone number; the category for which he/she is being nominated; and a short statement (400 words or less) of why the nominator thinks this person or pet deserves the award. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, August 15, at 12 PM noon (EST). Winners will be chosen by a committee selected by the ASPCA.

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) was the first humane organization established in the Western Hemisphere and today has one million supporters. The ASPCA's mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA provides national leadership in anti-cruelty, animal behavior, humane education, government affairs and public policy, shelter support, and animal poison control. The NYC headquarters houses a full-service animal hospital and adoption facility. The Humane Law Enforcement department enforces New York's animal cruelty laws and is featured on the reality television series "Animal Precinct" on Animal Planet.

Visit www.aspca.org for more information.

L.A. Women in Music to hold September Soiree

L. A. WOMEN IN MUSIC PRESENTS -
SEPTEMBER SOIREE SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE AND NETWORKING EVENT

Wednesday, September 12, 2007. - 7:30 - 10:00 pm
NEW VENUE!
The lovely MBAR in the heart of Hollywood!
1253 N. Vine Street, in the Fountain & Vine Plaza, South of Sunset Blvd.(Hollywood, CA 90038)FREE PARKING in the lot adjacent or on the street
They have great food at reasonable prices and a full bar. $10 minimum FOOD order required.
Admission: donation ONLY $5 members, $10 general public -
More Info: www.lawim.com or email: info@lawim.com - Reservations at the MBar are recommended. Call 323/856-0036 for dinner reservations.

"An invigorating evening that proves there is art in Los Angeles after all." - Tom Kidd, Music Connection

The Soiree features talented newcomers alongside veteran songwriters & performers in a venue where the L.A. community of artists may perform and network. Once again, our host will be platinum songwriter and recording artist (#1 song: "Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady") HARRIET SCHOCK, VP of LAWIM (www.harrietschock.com ). The talented artists performing will be: Simon Lynge, Delores Petersen, Aaron Black, Michelle Stevens, Sean Stewart, Julie Manasian, Tracy Newman, Karen Hart
Be sure to sign in when you arrive and you'll be eligible to win either a free one-year membership to L.A. WoMen in Music or a one-year premium membership to the Film Music Network, provided by founder of FMN, LAWIM board member Mark Northam or Free One-Year Subscription to MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE.

Soiree Performing Requirements:
To perform, you must:
1) Attend one soiree
2) Send a tape/CD to: LAWIM Soiree, 11664 National Blvd., Ste #280, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (attn: Harriet Schock Committee)
3) Be able to perform your preferably original pieces of music live with keyboard and/or guitar and 1-2 vocalists.
FEATURED PERFORMER ONLY ADMITTED FREE. All others please pay admission.

Thanks to our sponsor Music Connection Magazine.
Questions/further info: Contact: Judy Lamppu, Secretary - jlamppu@socal.rr.com, 818/831-3905

Jody Raffoul's "Simple Life" available for download in August

Singer Songwriter JODY RAFFOUL's Acoustic Album, SIMPLE LIFE will finally be made available for download on August 14 on all major digital service providers. SIMPLE LIFE, is a collection of 'one-takes' recorded in a single session, that has become a classic album for the singer having sold over 20,000 CD's at live shows just in the Detroit/Windsor area. Originally recorded in 1999, long before the sandy voiced singer drew national attention stateside by being crowned the grand prize winner of the 2006 BON JOVI "Have A Nice Gig" contest - SIMPLE LIFE showcases the singer's amazing songwriting ability.
The creative direction of the album came about accidentally when JODY was scheduled to cut some vocals for another project at Ann Arbor's Big Sky studio. Whilst waiting around for the other musicians to show up, JODY began running through his live set of original songs while sound engineer Geoff Michael readied the studio. With tape rolling, JODY began tracking song after song on his beloved 1970 Martin Acoustic Guitar. An hour or so later and the addition of one song on keyboards, the 10 track SIMPLE LIFE album was born.
Although totally unplanned, SIMPLE LIFE is a raw acoustic gem with a sound that remains timeless and true to the singer's current musical direction. Each of the 10 songs reflect the life journey this working class grassroots singer has taken and many of them have become the staples of his successful live shows including; the title track, "Simple Life," "Smile," Don't Let Go," and "Fantastic L.A." Classic guitar rifts, a melancholic twist, hooks and chorus' that everyone can sing to - JODY is a narrative singer who sings from his heart and isn't afraid of reflecting on the life he's lived, in good and bad times.

About JODY RAFFOUL:
With over 4,500 live shows under his belt, this Ontario, Canada native has been a Detroit/Windsor critic's pick for over ten years, consistently growing his fan base across the United States since winning the 2006 nationwide BON JOVI "Have A Nice Gig" contest with his song, "Light of Day", (which was also featured in a SEARS National TV Commercial). The winner of the contest was chosen by the Bon Jovi themselves. The contest win gave a push that has allowed JODY to bring his signature throaty style to markets around the country and in his native Canada.
In addition to his headlining solo shows, JODY RAFFOUL has opened for big name artists such as COLLECTIVE SOUL, KID ROCK, NICKELBACK, JOE COCKER, BLUES TRAVELER, RICHARD MARX, COUNTING CROWS, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, UNCLE KRACKER, JOHN ENTWHISTLE, CHRIS ISAAK, PAUL RODGERS and most recently BON JOVI. Select tracks from JODY's album, LIKE A STAR, which was commercially released only in Canada, are also available for download. JODY is set to tour the West Coast in Fall '07.
www.jodyraffoul.com
www.myspace.com/jodyraffoul

The End extends tour dates

THE END has extended their ever-growing tour schedule to include a number of Canadian dates with ALL THAT REMAINS for late September. This run of dates will follow-up the band’s first European tour in support of their brand new album Elementary. THE END are currently out with BETWEEN THE BURIED & ME, THE RED CHORD, and CEPHALIC CARNAGE along the U.S. east coast. A complete listing of THE END tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.

Additionally, THE END will see Elementary track “Throwing Stones” included on The Hills Have Eyes 2 movie soundtrack alongside music from THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, AS I LAY DYING, SHADOWS FALL, ATREYU, and more. The Hills Have Eyes 2: The Album will be released tomorrow, July 31st, by Bulletproof Records. For more information on The Hills Have Eyes 2 and its soundtrack, please visit this website.

THE END recently posted their video for “Throwing Stones” on their MySpace page. To view the video please click here. “Throwing Stones”, the first video from the acclaimed Elementary album, was shot in Toronto, ON with director Jeff Schevin for Soft Citizen (TV ON THE RADIO, DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979, ALEXISONFIRE, CONTROLLER.CONTROLLER) and producer Dallas Dyer.

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www.AllChaos.net
www.MySpace.com/TheEndMusic.


THE END Tour Dates:

***August 3 thru 11 w/ BETWEEN THE BURIED & ME, THE RED CHORD, CEPHALIC CARNAGE****

August 3 Portland, ME The Station
August 4 Winooksi, VT Higher Ground
August 5 Troy, NY Revolution Hall
August 7 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
August 8 Covington, KY Mad Hatter
August 9 Huntington, WV Monkey Bar
August 10 Richmond, VA Alley Katz
August 11 Wilmington, NC Soapbox Laundrolounge

***August 17 thru Sept. 8 w/ FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES, HEAVY HEAVY LOW LOW***

August 17 Münster, Germany Sputnikhalle
August 18 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop Fest
August 19 Nijmegen, Netherlands Doornroosje
August 20 Paris, France Batofar
August 22 Trier, Germany Exhaus
August 23 Karlsruhe, Germany Stadtmitte
August 24 Rimini, Italy Beky Bay Beach
August 25 München, Germany Feierwerk
August 26 Schweinfurt, Germany Alter Stattbahnof
August 27 Berlin, Germany Kato
August 28 Köln, Germany Underground
August 29 Kingston, U.K. The Peel
August 30 Bristol, U.K. The Cooler
August 31 Southampton, U.K. Joiners
September 1 Stoke O Trent, U.K. Sugarmill
September 2 Sheffield, U.K. Corporation
September 3 Aberdeen, U.K. Moshulu
September 4 Manchester, U.K. Music Box
September 5 Brighton, U.K. Concorde 2
September 6 Nottingham, U.K. Rock City
September 7 London, U.K. Underworld
September 8 Rotterdam, Netherlands Waterfront
September 14 Lyon, France Le Ninkasi Kao

***Sept. 21 thru 28 w/ ALL THAT REMAINS, THE ACACIA STRAIN, TOO PURE TO DIE***

September 21 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick Centre
September 22 Regina, SK Riddel Centre
September 24 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
September 25 Calgary, AB The Warehouse
September 27 Seattle, WA El Corazon
September 28 Vancouver, BC Croatian Cultural Centre


“Shattering preconceptions at every turn, Elementary is a bold and ambitious record from a band who are only now realizing their full potential.” – ROCK SOUND

“The End have crafted quite an epic” – ALTERNATIVE PRESS

“For sheer audacity but also for sheer excellence, there probably won’t be many albums in 2007 like Elementary.” – DECIBEL

“It’s the unconventional structures, off-time rhythms and rabid guitar work that make Elementary a heavy album that is equally accessible to metalheads, hardcore kids and rock fans.” – GUITAR WORLD

“The End has managed to forge the sort of record that bands go a whole career trying to create…it’s [Elementary] a testament to experimentation, progression and growth done right.” – BW&BK

“The End have taken a huge step forward in the right direction” – METAL MANIACS

“Elementary lives up to the band's apocalyptic name and grips your ears” - OUTBURN

Monday, July 30, 2007

Catch rockers June on tour

With the release date of their second album Make It Blur on Victory Records rapidly approaching on August 7, 2007, the members of Chicago indie-rock group JUNE simply can't sit still. Wrapping up a tour with Boys Night Out and Emanuel, June will see the release of their new album in Sweet Home Chicago before jumping back out on the road with The Graduate and The Higher on the 'Make Party Cool Tour'.

Kicking off on August 11th in Cleveland, the boys will do a hometown show at House of Blues Chicago on August 17th and then continue south through Colorado and finish up in Lancaster, CA on August 24th. (see dates below)
If that's not enough, they even managed to squeeze in filming a video for the album's first single "I'd Lose Myself". Directed by Major Lightner (Hawthorne Heights, Straylight Run, Asobi Seksu, Norah Jones), the video (release date TBA) will ensure June's ability to turn heads all over the country, beginning of course, with the release of this second album.
Make It Blur is a marked departure from the band's debut album, 2005's If You Speak Any Faster. With Marc McClusky (Hit the Lights, Powerspace) in the producer's chair, the band set out to create their opus, the album they'd be incredibly proud of. And Make It Blur is just that - an album they're incredibly proud of. From the orchestral oomph of the opening track "No Time For Sense" to the acoustic-led intricate guitar work of "Finally" to the harmonica-laden pop gem "I'd Lose Myself", Make It Blur is an album that bypasses transition and lands them in the winner's seat.
With each of the 12 tracks a standout, June has created a cohesive album that shows incredible growth and truly presents the band as seasoned musicians not afraid to show their really tight melodic edge while demonstrating their musical chops at the same time.
"We definitely drew from our influences much more on this record," says drummer Mark Sutor. "It has a lot more of a pop feel. Influences range from Maroon 5, Third Eye Blind, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake, etc. I think the fans are going to love the songs because I feel like we have matured a lot more in-between the last record and this one."
Make It Blur is the sound of a band on the verge of hugeness... With this album, their potential to break through in a big way isn't blurry... It's crystal clear.

JUNEon the road
Make Party Cool Tour w/The Graduate, The Higher
Aug 11 Agora Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Aug 12 The Basement Columbus, OH
Aug 14 The House of Bricks Des Moines, IA
Aug 15 The Loft Madison, WI
Aug 16 Varsity Theatre Minneapolis, MN
Aug 17 House of Blues Chicago, IL
Aug 18 The Rock Papillion, NE
Aug 19 The Grand Emporium Kansas City, MO
Aug 20 Marquis Theatre Denver, CO
Aug 21 Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 23 The Sets Tempe, AZ
Aug 24 Cedar Centre Lancaster, CA
w/My American Heart, The Higher
Aug 27 Studio 111 Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 28 The Rock Tucson, AZ
Aug 29 Chic's Bar & Billiards El Paso, TX
Sep 2 The Plano Centre Plano, TX
Sep 4 The Foundry Joplin, MO

www.myspace.com/junewww.junerock.com

TAB is on tour

TAB Announces Summer Tour
Boston’s Latest & Greatest Rock Trio / Tony, Adrian, Ben
Look Out For Debut LP
Debut Single “CYT or Secretary’s Day”: http://www.northstreetrecords.net/secretarysday.mp3

Boston Herald “With loads more talent than your average rock star progeny, the promising TAB should do fine without parental interference. Unlike dad's relatively clean brand of dirty rock 'n' roll, bassist/vocalist Adrian and guitarist Tony indulge in messy music mired in dark Deep Purple and Black Sabbath riffs and hip White Stripes and Stooges changes.”

July 28 - TT The Bear’s - Boston, MA
July 29 - The Khyber – Philadelphia, PA
July 30th – Piano’s – New York, NY
Aug 8 - Café du Nord, San Francisco, CA
Aug 9 The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
Aug 14 Troubadour- Los Angeles, CA
Aug 24 – Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
Aug 30 The Khyber – Philadelphia, PA
Aug 31 TT The Bear’s – Boston, MA

TAB formed in December, 2006 after Tony and Adrian decided they wanted to start a rap group featuring the characters Professor Bizniss and Tony Vegas, two fun loving lotharios who loved the ladies, money, and pimpin straight out of the south shore of Massachusetts. Luckily, Ben Tileston was there and, using the power of persuasion (and a lot of miller lite), got the band to stop rapping. What resulted was a ragged, hard rock band the likes of which has not been seen since 1974, but sounds like it could still be good in 2074. After their father, Joe Perry from Aerosmith, heard their first demos, he was impressed, but advised them not to write their own bio. They did not heed his advice.

Benefit planned for blue13 dance company

SALLY KIRKLAND, Academy Award-Nominee, Golden Globe-Winning and Independent Spirit Award-Winning Actress To Co-Host Legendary Bingo With The Fabulous Belle-Aire and Bingo Boy, Jeffrey Bowman, Benefiting blue13 dance company on Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood, CA Come Have A Bollywood Good Ole Time!

WHO: Come have a Bollywood evening of fun with Sally Kirkland, Academy Award-Nominee, Golden Globe Award-Winning and Independent Spirit Award-Winning Actress, as she joins Bingo-Boy, Jeffery Bowman, and the incomparable Belle Aire to co-host Legendary Bingo benefiting the Venice-based, blue13 dance company, which is preparing for its upcoming World Premiere presentation of “PAHEILIYAN: The Story of Alice,” a Bollywood dance and music spectacular based on the classic fairytale, “Alice in Wonderland,” to be presented in August 2007 at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, CA.

WHAT: A rollicking good time playing Bingo for valuable prizes from Soma Pilates, Swerve Dance, MnR Dance Factory, Goddess Center Dance, blue13 dance company, LACMA, and more! The Grand Prize will be a stay The Palms in Las Vegas! Special Auction Items will be awarded to the highest bidders.

WHERE: Hamburger Mary’s; 8288 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Sweetzer Street and next to the City of West Hollywood City Hall); West Hollywood, CA.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 8, 2007 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Please arrive early.

HOW: Hamburger Mary’s is a popular eatery in the City of West Hollywood. Come have a bite to eat and play Bingo. Bring the whole family! There is a Suggested Donation of $20 per person for Bingo cards. Valet parking and street parking are available. For further information, please visit the website, www.blue13dance.com

As Cities Burn announce tour dates

One of Solid State’s most prolific progressive rock bands, As Cities Burn, is excited to announce their upcoming U.S. tour stints alongside Alensana, Silverstein, Poison The Well, and many more. Be sure to check the dates out below as As Cities Burn will be debuting brand new tracks off of Come Now Sleep while out on the road! Also check out the songs “Empire” and “This Is It This Is It” now at myspace.com/ascitiesburn. Come Now Sleep hits stores on Tuesday, August 14th.
Since the release of their monumental 2004 debut, Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest, As Cities Burn has been through their share of ups and downs and come at us now in 2007 with an album that surpasses its predecessor with an abundance of creative ambition, stark honesty, depth and diversity. As Cities Burn have emerged stronger, faster, leaner, and even more thoroughly melodic than before, with none of their heavy instincts abandoned and nearly all of their potential fulfilled.

AS CITIES BURN – ON TOUR
August
14 New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues w/ Alesana, The Junior Varsity
15 Little Rock, AR @ Vino’s w/ Alesana, The Junior Varsity
16 Nashville, TN @ Rockettown w/ Alesana, The Junior Varsity
18 Lewisbury, PA @ Purple Door Festival
21 S. Hackensack, NJ @ School Of Rock w/ Alesana, Mayday Parade, Four Year Strong
23 Dayton, OH @ The Attic Club w/ Alesana, Jonezetta, Four Year Strong
24 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club w/ Silverstein, Comeback Kid, Alesana
26 DeKalb, IL @ House Café w/ Alesana, Mayday Parade
27 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s w/ Alesana, Mayday Parade
29 Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory w/ Poison The Well, Still Remains
30 Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge w/ Poison The Well, Still Remains
31 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note w/ Silverstein, Poison The Well

September
2 Cordova, TN @ Skatepark Of Memphis w/ Silverstein, Poison The Well
6 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth, Alesana, Mayday Parade
7 W. Palm Beach, FL @ Ray’s Downtown Blues w/ Alesana, Mayday Parade
8 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre w/ Alesana, Mayday Parade
10 Houston, TX @ Walter’s w/ Alesana, Mayday Parade
11 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit w/ Alesana, Mayday Parade
12 Dallas, TX @ The Door w/ Alesana, Mayday Parade
13 Tulsa, OK @ Crush Lounge w/ Alesana, Mayday Parade
15 El Paso, TX @ Chic’s Bar and Billiards w/ Alesana, Mayday Parade
16 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
17 San Diego, CA @ SOMA w/ Alesana, Mayday Parade
18 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ Alesana, Mayday Parade
20 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre w/ Alesana, Mayday Parade
21 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground w/ Alesana, Mayday Parade

The Bloody Hollies to perform in LA


San Diego, California’s The Bloody Hollies are coming to Los Angeles for a show at Spaceland on Thursday, August 9th. Currently, the band is on tour in support of their new Alive Records album “Who to Trust, Who to Kill, Who to Love” – in stores now. The video single for “Satanic Satellite” is online now! View it on YouTube, here.

The Bloody Hollies "Who to Trust, Who to Kill, Who to Love" is the follow up release to "If Footmen Tire You…" which was widely received as one of last year's best (including winning the San Diego Music Award for Rock Album of the Year). This record is a graduation of sorts for a band that has steadily demonstrated maturity in songwriting, and a firm grasp of their influences. It is the embodiment of the no frills, off the cuff, blues punk rock that The Bloody Hollies are admired for. They do what they do with skill, perfection, and flat out better than anyone else. Be sure to catch them at Spaceland!

WHO: The Bloody Hollies
WHEN: Thursday, August 9
WHERE: Spaceland
1717 Silverlake Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
http://www.clubspaceland.com/ (Ages 21+)

On the web: http://www.bloodyhollies.com/ and www.myspace.com/thebloodyhollies

Media Orphan announcement and upcoming gigs

Hello Family, Friends and Fans,

Recently we had some time off from our constant performances and spent it on our family, friends and fans. Some of us had trips, dips and chips and some of us stayed home.

Unfortunately our singer, Richard Petteys, accidently cut his left middle finger and will not be playing his guitar for the next couple of shows. He finds the opportunity to move and jump around more. So come out and see!

We are currently working on our new songs to get ready for our next studio recording, "The Day After Never" in August!

We wanted to give you a show update on what is going on in the next couple of months to invite you to attend:

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Kellys Music Lounge (21+)
5402 Philadelphia St.K Chino, California 91710
10:00 PM
Free!
Thursday, August 2, 2007
The Old Towne Pub in Pasadena (21+)
66 N Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena, California 91103
9:45 PM
$5.00

September 14, 2007
No Future Cafe (Paul's Bday Bash!)
1500 E. Walnut St. Pasadena, California 91106
8:00 PM
$4.00

September 21, 2007
Borders @ Pasadena (Acoustic)
475 South Lake Avenue Pasadena, California 91101
8:00 PM
Free!

September 22, 2007
The Irvine Spectrum (The Giant Wheel Court )
71 Fortune Dr Irvine, California 92618
7:00 PM
Free!

September 28, 2007
The Press (Acoustic)
129 Harvard Avenue Claremont, California 91711
10:00 PM
Free!
For more show information go to:
www.mediaorphan.com
www.myspace.com/mediaorphan

We hope to see you there and bring your friends!

Your Friends,
Media Orphan



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Dwight Yoakam honors Buck Owens with new album

Multiple Grammy® Award winner and entertainer Dwight Yoakam is set to release Dwight Sings Buck, a one-of-a-kind new album honoring the legendary Buck Owens, out on October 23, 2007, as both a CD and a Limited Edition 180 gram vinyl record, from New West Records.
“After his death, it was the clearest way I could express my love for him and acknowledge the depth of our friendship” said Yoakam on why he chose to record an album of Buck Owens songs.
A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will be donated by Dwight Yoakam and New West Records to the “Buck Owens American Music Foundation” a charity devoted to the preservation of the Bakersfield sound and the Buck Owens legacy. The emotional “Close Up The Honky Tonks,” will be released as the album’s first single.
Dwight and Buck’s profound initial musical connection turned into a life-long friendship. Yoakam demonstrates the enormous amount of love and respect he had for his friend with this special album honoring Owens’ legacy and showcasing his many hits. The Bakersfield sound was developed in Bakersfield and throughout California in the 1950s and 60s by the likes of Merle Haggard and Buck Owens and the Buckaroos. Bakersfield country was an alternative to the Nashville country sound of the late 1950s. It was a sound that added electric instruments and other stylistic elements, borrowed from rock and roll.
Buck Owens was one of the first to bring this Bakersfield sound to mainstream audiences and his music also influenced later country stars. Yoakam pays tribute to this amazing artist and his music with Dwight Sings Buck , a fifteen track collection of many of Owens’ most memorable singles including 11 top five hits, eight of which reached #1 on the country charts; “Act Naturally,” “My Heart Skips A Beat,” “I Don’t Care (Just as Long as You Love Me),” “Only You (Can Break My Heart),” “Love’s Gonna Live Here,” “Your Tender Loving Care,” “Think of Me,” and “Together Again.”
Hailed as a “Renaissance Man” by Time Magazine, this Kentucky native, who was raised in Ohio, migrated to Los Angeles and blazed out of the LA club scene in 1986. Yoakam shared stages with LA roots-rock acts such as X, Lone Justice, the Blasters and Los Lobos. Beginning by revitalizing the Buck Owens/Bakersfield sound for a new generation, Yoakam would later push the envelope of the country music genre and transcend its parameters by experimenting with big band, American and British pop elements. Yoakam fashioned memorable hits ranging from “Ain’t That Lonely Yet,” “Fast As You,” “I Sang Dixie,” “Thousand Miles From Nowhere,” “Little Sister” and “Guitars, Cadillacs.”
With the success of the albums Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc, Hillbilly Deluxe and Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room, he was soon considered the hottest young country star in ages. In the ‘90s he reached a commercial apex with the multi-platinum-sellers If There Was A Way and This Time. To date Yoakam has 17 Top 10 country hits and has sold more than 23 million albums worldwide.
Since his 1993 film debut opposite Nicholas Cage in Red Rock West, he has worked steadily in movies and television with exceptional performances in Sling Blade, The Minus Man, Panic Room, and Crank. In 2000 he also directed, wrote and starred in a film of his own South of Heaven, West of Hell.

Dwight Sings Buck Track Listing:
My Heart Skips A Beat
Foolin’ Around
I Don’t Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)
Only You
Act Naturally
Down On The Corner Of Love
Cryin’ Time
Above And Beyond
Love’s Gonna Live Here
Close Up The Honky Tonks
Under Your Spell Again
Your Tender Loving Care
Excuse Me (I Think I’ve Got A Heartache)
Think Of Me
Together Again

For more information on Dwight Yoakam, including message boards, tour dates and more, please visit www.newwestrecords.com and www.dwightyoakam.com.

Watch for Dirty South Revolutionaries

The Dirty South Revolutionaries' hard-hitting punk antics will be taken on the road in August and September to promote the release of their new album, "Queen City Underground" on New York's Tent City Records.
DSR came together in 2004 from the filth and sultry heat of the city streets of Charlotte, NC. Each member had been in other high-profile local bands based out of the queen city, but none had found their real niche in the scene before the formation of Dirty South Revolutionaries.
From their do-it-yourself punk roots and metal/death influences to their hardcore virtues of integrity and brotherhood, the band presents an eclectic blend of music's most aggressive genres.
Prepare to have your ears assaulted by the sweet sound of "Queen City Underground."

DIRTY SOUTH REVOLUTIONARIES TOUR DATES:
8/16 JOHNSON CITY, TN @ THE HIDEAWAY
8/17 NASHVILLE, TN @ HOUSE SHOW
8/18 AUBURN, AL @ ROOSTERS RHYTHM & BREWS
8/19 JACKSON, MS @ SWELL SKATE SHOP
8/20 NEW ORLEANS, LA @ THE MVC
8/21 BATON ROUGE, LA @ BALL BAG STUDIOS
8/22 AUSTIN, TX @ RED SEVEN
8/23 DALLAS, TX @ RED BLOOD CLUB
8/24 AMARILLO, TX @ E.O.S.
8/25 HAYS, KS @ THE BACK ALLEY
8/26 OMAHA, NE @ SADDLE CREEK BAR
8/27 MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ TRIPLE ROCK
8/28 ROCHESTER, MN @ HOUSE SHOW
8/30 CEDAR FALLS, IA @ THE REVERB
8/31 CHICAGO, IL @ MEMORIES
9/2 RUTLAND, OH @ SKATOPIA
9/3 BUFFALO, NY @ MICHALINAS BISTRO
9/7 NORWICH, CT @ NORWICH AMERICAN LEGION
9/8 FARMINGDALE, NY @ VILLAGE PUB SOUTH
9/9 TRENTON, NJ @ 449 ROOM
9/10 LEMOYNE, PA @ CHAMPION SHIP
9/11 BALTIMORE, MD @ THE SIDEBAR
9/12 PHILADELPHIA, PA @ HALFWAY HOUSE
9/14 RALEIGH, NC @ VOLUME 11

Information on DSR's music and projects can be found at: http://myspace.com/thedirtysouthrevolutionaries

Long Since Forgotten hits the road in support of upcoming effort

Syracuse, NY-based rock act LONG SINCE FORGOTTEN is gearing up for the release of their third record THE THEFT streeting Aug. 21 via Evolution Music Group.

Stranded in Boise, Idaho after severe van accident while on tour, the band found themselves staying at the home of the generous promoter who just so happened to have a home studio. During the ten days it took to get their van repaired, LONG SINCE FORGOTTEN spent the time crafting material that would soon become their next album THE THEFT.

Brothers Caleb and Josh Coy, along with fellow high school friend Jeff French, launched LONG SINCE FORGOTTEN seven years ago, adding drummer Steve Stockin to round up the lineup in 2001. "We were just kids that wanted to play music together," says Josh. "I was a fan of Smashing Pumpkins and Foo Fighters. We just wanted to do a fun rock band."

That same year, the band headed to Kansas to record its first session with famed indie rock producer Ed Rose (The Get Up Kids, Limbeck). With the release of the band's debut album, All The Things You Said, LONG SINCE FORGOTTEN began landing larger shows and touring, including sharing bills with groups that have become national figures today and selling out their own local shows in the western New York region.

"We had been fortunate enough in the past to play with bands like Thursday, Coheed and Cambria, and Dashboard Confessional," says Josh. "I remember we played with Fall Out Boy on their very first tour. I think they actually opened for us!"

The band continued to tour and record, heading back with Rose to complete its second album, Standing Room Only, of which Coy says was cited as one of Rose's top ten favorite albums of his recording career. It was in support of this album that the accident occurred; inadvertently firing up the writing machine for what would become THE THEFT.

"I didn't really have to think too much about the songs, because I wasn't really confident in them," says Josh. "But once Steve came in, it was became clearer that we wanted to do this more often. The original goal was to get signed to a label and do a national tour. We had done that, so we're like, we'll just keep going."

"I put off being a teacher to do this band," he adds. "When we signed and put out our record in 2002, I stopped going to school with a semester left to get a bachelor's degree. It may not have been the wisest decision, but I wanted to give it a shot, you know?"

For more information about LONG SINCE FORGOTTEN and to hear tunes from THE THEFT, check out www.myspace.com/longsinceforgotten

To catch LONG SINCE FORGOTTEN live:
Aug 7 A Different Drummer Cafe Watertown, NY
Aug 8 Massena American Legion Massena, NY
Aug 18 The Fireplace Myerstown, PA
Aug 30 The Knight Spot Geneseo, NY

Skindred to release album in October

Ragga-Punk-Metal outfit SKINDRED have set October 23rd as the release date for the band's second album entitled "ROOTS ROCK RIOT". The group plan to release the first single from the effort "RAT RACE" in the coming weeks, with a radio impact date to shortly follow.
The recording of "ROOTS ROCK RIOT" was completed at BIELER BROS. STUDIOS in Pompano Beach, FL with producer Matt Squire (PANIC AT THE DISCO) and was mixed by Rick Will (BABYLON). The album will feature twelve tracks sure to take hardcore SKINDRED fans to a whole new level."ROOTS ROCK RIOT" will be the follow-up to the bands groundbreaking, breakthrough, debut album, "BABYLON", which tallied over 250,000 albums sold and featured the smash single "NOBODY" and it's successful follow up "PRESSURE". During the time of Babylon's release, SKINDRED toured the world exhaustively with the likes of KORN, CHEVELLE, BREAKING BENJAMIN, HIM, SEVENDUST, PAPA ROACH, SOULFLY and also appeared on the mega DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL; where SKINDRED frontman Benji Webbe took over vocals for KORN to perform their legendary song, A.D.I.D.A.S.
SKINDRED have kept a low profile stateside while writing the new record and touring their native UK. That will change upon the release of "ROOTS ROCK RIOT" as the band has extensive tour plans in the works.
"ROOTS ROCK RIOT" will be released October 23rd through Bieler Bros. Records

Friday, July 27, 2007

End o' week musings

As you may recall, I cut short last week because I was dancing at the Body Art Expo. Well, it was a blast! I met a lot of nice people, reunited with old friends and had an overall great time. In between sets and helping out with giveaways and contests, I managed to get in a tad of shopping and didn't go over my budget!

I hope you enjoy this photo of me in action from last Saturday at the Body Art Expo. The photo was taken by Richard, who specializes in Renaissance Fair and belly dance photography. You can see more of his work (and you should because he's good) at http://www.renaissancefaire.net/

On Monday I was worn out, but I knew better than to lay around like a big slug in front of the television all day- I didn't want my sore muscles to get stiff. So I put on some comfy shoes and headed out to Ontario Mills for a slow wander through the mall with some rest stops here and there. When I completed the large lap, the air conditioned theater was beckoning and I watched "Transformers." The film was a lot of fun, a bit intense and violent at times, but it was quite enjoyable and a great break from reality. I think what also made it interesting was that my brother, Jason, had quite a collection of toys. He would use Legos to create creatures like the Transformers characters and I think he might of even had a few of the real ones too. I just wish I could persuade him to go see the movie with me because I know he would love it.

The rest of my week has been quiet~ writing away at my job, editing and writing for http://www.dabelly.com/ and even doing some - don't faint - housework. I have band practice tomorrow and will be going to the Irwindale Raceway in the evening. Sunday I am hoping to make it down to the beach for the surfing competitions (I'll be watching, not hanging ten).
In rotation this week: Dio, Rob Zombie, Shakira, Tribe of Gypsies, Wicked Tinkers, Tim Curry, the Offspring, Joan Baez, Joe Walla Band, Gwar and Slayer.
This week I'm going to share with you the thought my deskmate, Linda, lives by:
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be" ~ Abraham Lincoln.
"And god knows what he went through," Linda says. "Two out of four of his boys died during his lifetime, not to mention the Civil War."
In other words, think happy, live happy ~ attitude is everything!
It also helps if you
keep on rockin'
Mickie

Joe Walsh with JD & the Straight Shot kick off tour tonight

After opening for the Joe Walsh led James Gang tour last summer, JD & The Straight Shot will be the special guests for Walsh’s upcoming North American tour. Known for playing their own brand of down-and-dirty blues, JD & The Straight Shot will be performing new, unrecorded tracks, as well as the rockin’ jams and richly-smooth ballads from their debut album Nothing to Hide. The tour begins July 27th in Primm, NV and will wind up in St. Petersburg, FL on August 26th.

"We always look forward to sharing our music with a live audience and plan to have a great time on this tour with Joe Walsh. Last summer we worked with Joe and the James Gang -- truly an extraordinary experience -- and it’s an honor to be asked back,” commented vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan.

JD & The Straight Shot includes Dolan; guitarist and chief songwriter Bruce Koplow; bassist Sue Williams; drummer David Longworth; and keyboardist Jonny Rosch.

The band’s last tour received critical praise from the Rocky Mountain News: “Surrounded with crack players, Dolan was putting convincing voice and emotion into the blues-based set.” The New York Post hailed JD & The Straight Shot debut CD, NOTHING TO HIDE as having “a bluesy, bar band feel and Dolan’s swaggering vocals are… reminiscent of Tom Waits and Randy Newman.”

Visit www.jdandthestraightshot.com for further details and tour updates.

JOE WALSH/JD & THE STRAIGHT SHOT TOUR DATES 2007

July 27 Star of the Desert Primm, NV
July 28 Spotlight 29 Casino Coachella, CA
July 31 Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
August 6 Beacon Theatre New York, NY
August 7 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
August 9 North Fork Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY
August 10 Bethlehem Muzikfest Bethlehem, PA
August 13 Casino Rama Toronto, ON
August 14 Meadow Brook Amp. Rochester Hills, MI
August 17 Iowa State Fair Des Moines, IA
August 18 Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
August 22 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
August 23 Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, FL
August 25 North Charleston Coliseum Charleston, SC
August 26 Mahaffey Theater St. Petersburg, FL

See the past and present in the life of a Haight-Ashbury child

P.O.V.’s “Following Sean” Rewinds to 1960s Haight-Ashbury, Fast-Forwards to the Present, Tuesday, July 31 on PBS

Summary: The P.O.V. series (a cinema term for “point of view”) celebrates its 20th year on PBS in 2007. P.O.V. is American television’s longest-running independent documentary series. P.O.V. is broadcast Tuesdays at 10 p.m. (check local listings), June through September on PBS, with primetime specials in the fall and winter.

Airdate: P.O.V.’s Following Sean by Ralph Arlyck airs Tuesday, July 31 at 10 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.)

Description: Thirty years after making a celebrated student short about a four-year-old child of free spirits living in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district at the height of the 1960s, Ralph Arlyck attempts the kind of revelation only documentary film can provide. In Following Sean, he goes in search of the impish, barefoot kid who delighted or horrified audiences, reflecting the hopes and fears of a turbulent, utopian era. In discovering what has become of Sean, Arlyck finds a complex reality — and experiences pure cinematic surprise. As the filmmaker comes to grips with his own midlife conflicts, Following Sean may reveal as much about Arlyck and his generation as it does his subject.

What had happened to the 4-year-old boy whom Arlyck had followed in 1969, two years after the “Summer of Love?” Back then, Arlyck’s candid camera and Sean Farrell’s precocious thoughts on pot smoking, police presence and a freewheeling, unshod life in San Francisco had sent the film “Sean” on an international round of screenings (including the White House) and press uproars rarely accorded a student film.

Viewers saw in “Sean” their best hopes or worst fears. Would Sean grow up to exemplify a “hippie” vision of freedom? Or would he turn out to be a drug addict or stockbroker?

Filmmaker’s Statement: “Most of us are constantly trying to figure out what we can claim for ourselves versus what we owe our families — the ones we live with, the ones that created us and the ones that will continue after us,” says Ralph Arlyck. “That was what was so wonderful about going back and finding Sean and the people around him, to see how an atypical American family — don’t forget we’re talking about hippies, commies and other ‘fringe elements’ — can still represent major currents of what was happening in America then, and still happens today.”

Biography: Ralph Arlyck, Director/Producer
Ralph Arlyck’s film work includes “Current Events,” which was selected Best Documentary at the Atlanta Film Festival and aired on PBS and the BBC; “An Acquired Taste,” regarded as a classic of the personal-essay genre; and the acclaimed “Godzilla Meets Mona Lisa,” a whimsical tour of Paris’ Pompidou Center. He has won awards at Sundance, the New York and London Film Festivals, the Prix Italia and other gatherings. Arlyck has been a prominent advocate for American independent producers, twice testifying before Congress and once before the Carnegie Commission on the importance of independent filmmakers to public television’s mission. He writes on production issues for several media journals. A former member of the Board of INPUT, the international television seminar, Arlyck is a member of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF), and a long-standing participant in the distribution cooperative New Day Films.

Arlyck received a bachelor’s degree in English from Colgate University and a master of science from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., with his wife, Elisabeth, who teaches at Vassar College. He has taught film production at Vassar, the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo and SUNY Purchase.

Length: 86:46

Festivals: San Francisco International Film Festival, 2006
Rotterdam Film Festival, 2006
Hamptons International Film Festival, 2006

Credits:
Director/Producer: Ralph Arlyck
Producer/Editor: Malcolm Pullinger
Cinematography: Ralph Arlyck, Tomas Tucker
Sound Recording: Dan Gleich
Sound Production: Marshall Grupp, Keith Renaud
Original Music: Eric Neveux

Following Sean is a co-presentation with KQED/Truly California.

P.O.V. Web: The Following Sean companion Web site (www.pbs.org/pov/followingsean) offers a streaming video trailer of the film, an interview with filmmaker Ralph Arlyck (video, podcast and text); a list of related Web sites, organizations and books; a downloadable discussion guide and classroom activity; and this special feature:
“Sean” Short Film - August Exclusive: Watch the original 1969 short that inspired Following Sean after the broadcast on July 31 and throughout the month of August 2007, exclusively on the P.O.V. Web site. Sean's casual commentary on everything from smoking pot to living with speed freaks was delivered in simple sincerity throughout the famous 15-minute film. Find out why François Truffaut, whose own film “The Wild Child” shared a bill with the short at the 1970 London Film Festival enthused, "Sean's truly a kid of our modern times."

Outreach: P.O.V. is working with public television stations and national and community-based groups across the country to foster community dialogue around the issues presented in Following Sean. For a list of upcoming screening and discussion events, go to http://www.amdoc.org/outreach_news.php.

Cari Ladd has created the lesson plan. In addition, the American Library Association and P.O.V. have created a multimedia resource list of related fiction and nonfiction books and videos that further explore the issues. The materials are available free of charge at www.pbs.org/pov/outreach.

P.O.V.: Produced by American Documentary, Inc. and celebrating its 20th season on PBS in 2007, the award-winning P.O.V. series is the longest-running showcase on television to feature the work of America's best contemporary-issue independent filmmakers. Airing on PBS on Tuesdays at 10 p.m., June through September, with primetime specials during the year, P.O.V. has brought more than 250 documentaries to millions nationwide, and has a Webby Award-winning online series, P.O.V.'s Borders. Since 1988, P.O.V. has pioneered the art of presentation and outreach using independent nonfiction media to build new communities in conversation about today's most pressing social issues. More information about P.O.V is available at www.pbs.org/pov.

Major funding for P.O.V. is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Ford Foundation, the Educational Foundation of America, PBS and public television viewers. Funding for P.O.V.'s Diverse Voices Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, with additional support from JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the official sponsor of P.O.V.'s 20th Anniversary Campaign. P.O.V. is presented by a consortium of PBS stations including KCET Los Angeles, WGBH Boston, and Thirteen/WNET New York.

Lynyrd Skynyrd honored during In Demand concert tonight

In Demand's MOJO Network and World Productions present another installment of "Decades Rock Live," an innovative, critically acclaimed live concert series that features performances by celebrated artists from rock to soul who have influenced popular music over the last 50 years, as well as performances from some of today's hottest recording acts who have been inspired by these legends. The concert honoring Lynyrd Skynyrd is set to premiere on In Demand's MOJO Network on Friday, July 27th at 10:00 PM ET / July 28th, 29th and Aug 1st and will feature special guests including 3 Doors Down, Hank Williams Jr. and Bo Bice.
The show features Skynyrd teamed up with old friends and new, including Hank Williams, Jr., the alternative rock band 3 Doors Down, and American Idol runner-up Bo Bice.
Lynyrd Skynyrd was saluted by the guests, but lead singer Johnny Van Zant told us that one of the highlights of the show for him was getting to play on everyone else's songs: "The cool thing about this whole Decades Rock (Live) show was, is that we actually did 'Kryptonite' with 3 Doors Down, so Skynyrd actually played that, and I sang some of the lyrics and stuff like that with Brad (Arnold), and Bocephus's 'Born To Boogie,' I believe it was, and also Bo Bice's new single 'The Real Thing.' So it was kind of cool - it wasn't just all for us, you know?"
"This show was filmed using Sony Digital HDW 900 Camera's and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound, for the ultimate audio/ video home theater experience", says Executive Producer, Barry Summers. "The song mixes are audiophile quality and music fans will truly enjoy the exceptional high resolution and sound on MOJO's HD Channel"
The music performances are augmented with special features, such as"Decades Confidential," exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the spotlighted artists focusing on their career milestones and highlighting their newest releases, concert performances and other endeavors.
The"Decades Rock Live" show was taped at Trump Taj Mahal's Decades Rock Arena in Atlantic City, NJ. The new 2008 Decades Season will be produced live from the Las Vegas Strip. The series is produced by Barry Summers, Executive Producer for World Productions and Rock Fuel LLC.
For more show information or to purchase VIP Lynyrd Skynyrd Concert Tickets, please visit www.DecadesRockLive.com

Support Wicked Relish

I received this e-mail from my friends, Wicked Relish. This local band works as hard as they rock and definitely deserves a chance at the big time. Check them out and, if you agree, help them with this contest. ~M

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See "All My Loving" on August 1, closing night of Mods and Rockers Film Festival

US Premiere of 1968 UK Cult Classic ALL MY LOVING
Acclaimed British director Tony Palmer's early masterpiece documenting music and its effect on pop culture in the late '60s
Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
Wednesday August 1, 2007 - 7:30pm

as part of closing night at the Mods and Rockers Film Festival
Q&A with Tony Palmer following the screening of All My Loving

"This is just great; absolutely what we meant." - Paul McCartney

As legend has it, in late '60s, Tony Palmer - filmmaker for the BBC and a close acquaintance of the Beatles - was challenged by John Lennon to make a film about the rise of new musicians. They convinced him that he had a unique opportunity to document and broadcast a burgeoning music scene to the general public. The result is All My Loving.

The Mods and Rockers Film Festival closes on Wednesday August 1 at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre with the American Premiere of All My Loving a celebrated 1968 film - never screened in the US - by celebrated British filmmaker Tony Palmer featuring exclusive footage he shot of the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Cream, Donovan, Eric Burdon and Frank Zappa. The film was made at the personal behest of John Lennon and Paul McCartney who encouraged Palmer (then a 25-year-old protégé of Ken Russell) to document the emerging rock artists of 1967 and 1968. The film - which intercut some of the rock performances with footage of WW II and the Vietnam War - was considered incendiary and was never shown in the US.

There will be a Q&A with Tony Palmer immediately following the conclusion of All My Loving. He is flying in from the UK especially for the evening - which will also include two of his other rock films - the celebrated "Cream Farewell Concert" and "Ginger Baker In Africa."

"Working so closely with Hendrix, Cream, The Who & Frank Zappa, all of whom had been denied an airing on television until I came along, was a revelation - first for me, but more importantly for the mass television public for whom 'pop music' was just bubblegum and not to be taken seriously. Suddenly, the mass public was forced to rethink its prejudices, because here was a group of musicians whose musical skill was undeniable, and whose 'message' simply could not be ignored". - Tony Palmer

Tony Palmer is one of the leading directors of music documentaries and historical drama films in the world. His vast filmography of over one hundred films ranges from early works with The Beatles, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa (200 Motels), to the famous portraits with and about Walton, Britten, Stravinsky, Maria Callas, John Osborne, Margot Fonteyn and Menuhin. He has collected over 40 international prizes for his work including 12 Gold Medals at the New York Film & Television Festival, as well as numerous BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television) and EMMY nominations and awards. He is also the only person to have won television's most coveted award, the Prix Italia, twice. Palmer achieved notoriety with this his first major film, All My Loving.

"It was John Lennon's idea - the film. He said to me: 'you've got to do something to get these guys exposure on television. They're hammering at the door, except that the guys on the inside are deaf, and probably dumb & blind as well.' So I did, and All My Loving was the result. Even using the title was his suggestion. It caused a hell of a stir, but then I suspect he knew it would." - Tony Palmer

PRESS QUOTES:
"I have no doubt that wherever it is shown the film will win professional acclaim. Remarkable for its virtuosity, its impact is inescapable. No wonder it has been the subject of passionate argument in the corridors of the BBC for months."
- Stuart Hood, former Controller of Programmes, BBC TELEVISION

"With hideous, clamorous force, Tony Palmer's film about the pop world burst out of the TV screen last night - a disturbing piece of television...which no parent could afford to miss. It was certainly not a film which will die, a psychedelic experience which 10 years from now will be the definitive document of its time. How often does TV really make you sit on the edge of your chair?"
- James Thomas, DAILY EXPRESS

"...Magnificent - honest, accurate, unbiased and totally frank. As a comment on today, it was horrific and powerful, and as a protest it was stunning. 'All My Loving' showed us all the horror of war." - Vicki Wickham, DISC & MUSIC ECHO

http://www.allmylovingdvd.com/

http://www.modsandrockers.com/

BMI's next Acoustic Lounge August 6

BMI presents four intriguing songwriters at the Monday, August 6 edition of its Acoustic Lounge showcase series at Genghis Cohen: Frank Quintero, Jacob Groten, Micah Wolf and Bryon Friedman. The Acoustic Lounge takes place the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
During a career spanning three decades, Venezuelan composer and performer Frank Quintero has released 30 records, most of them gold- and platinum-certified. Born to a musical family, Frank began playing drums at the age of ten. He studied classical music in Caracas and percussion at Boston's Berklee College of Music, landing his first recording contract with PolyGram in 1976 at the age of 18.
Frank has created an impressive catalogue as a songwriter; artists such as Christian Castro, Gilberto Santarosa, Ricardo Montaner and Pandora have recorded over 150 of his songs. His composition "La Dama de la Ciudad" was included on keyboardist/composer/producer Don Grusin's 2005 Grammy-nominated live CD The Hang.
Jacob Groten started playing the piano at the age of five. By ten he was writing original music, and at the ripe age of 17, Warner Chappell offered him a publishing deal. Having just turned 19, Jacob is working on his debut album with Grammy Award-winning producers Sebastian Krys and Dan Warner.
Jacob has performed on albums for Latin Grammy Award-winner and six-time Grammy nominee Obie Bermudez, has recorded with Universal Music artist Jeremias, and has been invited to write with TVT recording artist Ina. He is also an accomplished actor who helped write, produce, and act in original plays and musicals at the Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts in Florida.
Born in Bainbridge Island, WA, Micah Wolf has led a nomadic lifestyle. His mother's adventurous spirit found them living in numerous locations throughout North America, a coastal town in Mexico, and with a traditional Cree Indian family in Canada. They eventually became permanent fixtures in Hawaii. It was these unique experiences that helped shape Micah's creativity and outlook on life, which he then poured into his music. Micah recorded his self-titled debut album, Micah Wolf, in 2006.
In the spirit of DIY, Micah, with the help of some friends, constructed his own studio to record and produce the music. Friends also handcrafted the guitars and stand-up bass that are featured on the album. Micah then started his own record label, Blockplane Records, to distribute the album.
Professional skier Bryon Friedman has taken some of the most beautiful yet challenging mountains in the world — while carrying his guitar the entire way. After suffering a leg injury in the 2005 World Cup downhill in Chamonix, France, Byron took a hiatus from the competitive sport to focus more on his creative side through music. The result is his debut CD, Road Sodas, which he recorded in his hometown, Park City, Utah.
"Recording this album has been a goal of mine for years but I never found the time because skiing was always my first priority," recounts Bryon. "Since the injury, music has taken precedence — but I hope to be back on the World Cup soon!"
The Acoustic Lounge is one of many opportunities BMI offers artists to showcase their talent in front of their peers and a supportive audience. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun, offering a great opportunity to network with other aspiring and working singer/songwriters. For established writers, it provides a chance to monitor new musical trends and be involved in the grass-roots/DIY musical movement.
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Enjoy country concerts and other fun at home

As summer heats up, CMT returns for a second year to what is billed as the “world’s largest music festival” – CMT AT SUMMERFEST 2007 – for three, one-hour concert specials featuring country music favorites. CMT’s Lance Smith hosts these three concerts featuring Sugarland, Saran Evans and Big & Rich. Summerfest 2007 celebrates 40 years of music this June, when thousands of fans descend upon Milwaukee, Wisc. for 11 straight days of live music from across all genres.

SUMMERFEST: SUGARLAND PREMIERE!
Premieres Friday, August 3 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT

SUMMERFEST: SARA EVANS PREMIERE!
Premieres Saturday, August 4 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT

SUMMERFEST: BIG & RICH PREMIERE!
Premieres Sunday, August 5 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT

BIG BREAK: SARA EVANS PREMIERE!
In a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, aspiring artists compete for a chance to perform as Sara Evans’ opening act in the new CMT special, BIG BREAK. In the half-hour special, dozens of artists audition, but only one is given the chance to take the stage before one of country music’s biggest stars at her concert in Asheville, N.C. Premieres Saturday, August 4 at 9:30 p.m., ET/PT

TRICK MY TRUCK (episode 3) PREMIERE!
CMT’s famed series TRICK MY TRUCK returns for a third season when the Chrome Shop Mafia, a down-home crew of truck mechanics, take their creativity to a new level in eight new episodes. Eugene Jackson, from Little Rock, Ark., always wanted was to raise a large family and own a business. After years of dedication and hard work, he’s done just that -- raising four children and founding OCW Jackson’s, a truck and towing company located in Little Rock, Ark. Recently, his wife of 22 years passed away. Since her death, Eugene is even more focused on family -- putting his two daughters through college and making his sons partners in his business. Everything he’s done has been for his children, and now they want to say thank you. Be sure to catch all the action, as the guys take Eugene’s beat-down Peterbilt wrecker and turn it into the last line of defense for stranded truckers everywhere. Premieres Friday, August 3 at 9:30 p.m., ET/PT

COUNTRY FRIED VIDEOS (episode 5) PREMIERE!
Comedian Bill Engvall is back with an all new season of COUNTRY FRIED HOME VIDEOS, the series that shows what everyday Americans do for fun and 15 seconds of fame. CMT presents another heaping helping of hilarity with new episodes of viewer-generated video moments that run the gamut of insane stunts involving dirt bikes to inventive uses for RVs in each 30-minute episode, with one video awarded with Engvall’s infamous “Here’s Your Sign” cash prize at the end of each episode. Premieres Friday, August 3 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT

CMT MOVIES: ERNEST GOES TO CAMP CMT PREMIERE!
A group of juvenile criminals is sent for vacation to Kamp Kikakee. The clumsy Ernest (Jim Varney) has to care for them, although he doesn't even know how to take care of himself. The other children at the camp show enmity against them, but the group knows very well how to defend themselves. They do also help the Indian owner of the camp when a brutal mining corporation wants to tear down the camp to mine a rare mineral. Premieres Saturday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m., ET/PT

The Ditty Bops announce "Farm Tour" dates

The Ditty Bops have announced the line-up of 2007 “Farm Tour” summer concert dates. The band will trek coast-to-coast through farming communities of America in support of a cause close to their heart: organic farming and renewing interest in locally grown food. By targeting visits to Co-ops, restaurants, health food stores, organic dairy suppliers and vegetable growers, The Ditty Bops hope to bring attention to the struggles and achievements of family farms in the US. Portions of the proceeds raised from the tour will go to benefit local farm organizations, “The Growing Connection” and the non-profit organization FARM AID, founded by Willy Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and John Mellencamp.

Both Amanda and Abby worked at farmer’s markets before getting into music, and Abby worked for a biodynamic farm at the Green Market of New York. “As touring musicians we’re trying to incorporate elements of our lives back home into our life on the road,” says Abby. “Eating locally grown organic food is not only good for the environment, small farmers, and the local economy, but it also tastes better.”

Previously, The Ditty Bops toured by bicycle over 4,700 miles from Los Angeles to New York City. They performed 40 concerts along the way in an effort to promote clean air, cycling, and their new album Moon Over the Freeway. In the process they raised both awareness and funds for two bicycle non-profits “Adventure Cycling” and “Pedals for Progress.”

The Ditty Bops formed in 2003 and began to play around Los Angeles as a four-piece acoustic band with Amanda on mandolin, dulcimer, and washboard and Abby on guitar and piano. The retro-flavored style of their music, which incorporates elements of Western swing, ragtime, gypsy-jazz, pop, and vaudeville-era musical theater, was beautifully captured on the duo's 2004 self-titled debut album for Warner Bros. Records as well as their latest record, Moon Over The Freeway, both produced by Mitchell Froom (Suzanne Vega, Crowded House, Elvis Costello). Self described, the band “is like Calamity Jane, Betty Boop, and Jessica Rabbit laughing in their rag top convertible as they drive through the mysterious streets of San Berdoo."

Visit www.thedittybops.com to listen to music, learn about the farm tour and more…

Look for The Ditty Bops on tour in a city or farm near you! If you would like to have your farm participate by hosting a show or coming to a concert and selling your bounty, feel free to reach out and let us know.

Confirmed 2007 U.S. tour dates

DATE VENUE CITY/STATE
July 28 Henry Fonda Music Box Los Angeles, CA
August 1 Windrose Farm Paso Robles, CA
August 2 Community Concerts @ Todos Plaza Concord, CA
August 3 Freeight & Salvage Coffee House Berkeley, CA
August 4 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Santa Cruz, CA
August 5 The Palms Playhouse Winters, CA
August 8 W.O.W. Hall Eugene, OR
August 10 The Triple Door (7:00pm/10:00pm) Seattle, WA
August 11 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
August 16 Snowmass Village Free Concert (6:15pm/7:25pm) Snowmass Village, CO
August 17 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Lyons, CO
August 19 Knickerbockers Lincoln, NE
August 20 The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS
August 23 Mad Art Gallery (7:40pm/0:40pm) St. Louis, MO
August 24 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI
August 25 Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago, IL
August 26 Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago, IL
August 29 The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
August 30 Capitol Theatre Columbus, OH
August 31 Southgate House Newport, KY
September 1 The Kent Stage Kent, OH
September 2 Mr. Smalls Funhouse Millvale, PA
September 3 World Café Live Philadelphia, PA
September 4 Birchmere Alexandria, VA
September 6 Rams Head Annapolis, MD
September 8 Irving Plaza (5:30pm and 9:30pm) New York, NY

* additional dates TBA

Dead Rock West to perform in LA August and September

After months of packed houses and enthusiastic reviews, Dead Rock West will wrap up their U.S. tour in their newly-adopted home of Los Angeles with performances at Safari Sam’s on Saturday, August 25th with John Doe, and then at the Summer Strummer Music Festival in Santa Monica on Sunday, Sept. 2nd.
Seamlessly merging together sounds of rock with garage, power-pop jangle and country influences, DRW transcend being labeled as one genre and instead, create a kaleidoscope of sounds as bold and daring as they are soft and warm. The band will be performing songs from their forthcoming album, Honey and Salt due for release in August 2007 by Populuxe Records.

Critics are raving about the new album. “Honey and Salt is a seamless mix of rock and country where perfectly pitched harmonies tug at your heart strings, grainy guitar solos serenade your soul, and blends of pop get your toe tapping. Their sound is eclectic, like a high powered X and Wilco all blended into one.” - Red Tram International

“Dead Rock West have packed a career’s worth of potential hit songs onto a single disc. Honey and Salt spans the history of rock, from Elvis to post-grunge.” -Tom Semioli, Amplifier

Although this is DRW’s debut album, it seems as if the band has been together for decades due, in part, to their impressive credentials. Founded by vocalist Cindy Wasserman and singer/guitarist Frank Lee Drennen, Dead Rock West is also made up of electric and double bassist David J. Carpenter, drummer Bryan Head and mandolin, octave mandolin, Hammond organ and Vox Continentalist Phil Parlapiano. This amazing array of talented musicians have previously toured and recorded with Grant Lee Buffalo, Rod Stewart, John Prine, Abandoned Pools and Social Distortion, among others. Now on a national tour with John Doe (acting as opener and backing band), DRW is gathering new fans in droves, due to their incredibly catchy tunes and volcanic stage show.

Songs from Honey and Salt have been rotated heavily on XM Satellite Radio, featured on ABC’s hit series “Men in Trees” and have been “hot picks” in LA Times.

“Mixed by the well-traveled Richard Dodd, Honey and Salt oozes the well-crafted country rock feel of some his former employers: early Wilco, Tom Petty and The Traveling Wilburys.” -The San Diego Union Tribune

“...the tracks have that big, wide-screen muscle you want in a crowded, sweaty bar or on the radio during a long road trip.” - Houston Press

When: Saturday, Aug 25
Where: Safari Sam’s
5214 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca 90027
When: 8:00 PM
www.safari-sams.com

When: Sunday, Sep 2
Where: Summer Strummer Festival Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA
When: 2:00 PM
www.myspace.com/thesummerstrummer

Telephone and Suffrajett on tour

TELEPHONE, Portland’s own synth-pop outfit, forged by former Dandy Warhol founder Eric Hedford, gets set to hit the road. TELEPHONE launched their first full-length album AUTOMATIC released June 19 via Los Angeles and Chicago-based independent record label Cobra Music (distributed by Fontana Distribution).

“I can’t wait to get out and tour this record. We spent a year making it, and went through a lot: band members quit, we fired people, we had fun, drama, lots of stress, and questioned whether the band would go on. But, after all of it, we made a record I am proud of,” remarks Hedford.

Radio seems to agree. The first week at radio, TELEPHONE received support from some of the country’s most influential stations including Los Angeles’ KROQ, spinning “Mystery Girl.” WKQX in Chicago, KTCL in Denver and WOCL in Orlando are receiving extremely positive feedback from listeners hearing “Shout About It.”

The album sequence and lyrics ended up reflecting the struggle of making the record, starting off positive, then diving down into despair, and then ending with a sense of hope for the future. “I swear it’s not a cheesy ‘concept’ album,” Hedford laughs.

"It's a Northwest effort, through and through," says Hedford, recording basic tracks with Jeff Stuart Saltzman (Death Cab for Cutie, Stephen Malkmus), mixing with Hedford’s old friend Tony Lash (The Dandy Warhols, Special Goodness, Heatmiser, Elliott Smith), and receiving a helping hand from friends.


For more info on TELEPHONE and up-to-date tour dates check out: www.cobralounge.com/Telephone/index.html


SUFFRAJETT is set to release Black Glitter, their most recent critically acclaimed record, in Japan on Star Mole Records Sept. 25. Black Glitter is the embodiment of the SUFFRAJETT way of life–dark, sharp and shiny. It fearlessly proclaims that this is the year Simi crushes the glut of boring bands into a fine powder. SUFFRAJETT, Chicago’s unstoppable force of nature, joins Star Mole label mates Veruca Salt, Rye Coalition and Prototypes.

SUFFRAJETT’s innovative gang of delinquents—Simi (vocals), Jason Chasko (guitar), Kevin Roberts (bass), and Danny Severson (drums)—continue to tour tirelessly in support of Black Glitter out now in the U.S. on indie upstart label Cobra Music/Fontana.

“Grads of the Joan Jett/ Mötley Crüe School of Rock, the Chicago band's sophomore effort is the raw, hair metal-heavy soundtrack for a drunken fight in a pool hall. Watch your back.”
– Blender, February 2007

Created from a divergent brew of The Runaways, Tamar-Kali, Blondie, Diana Ross, Grace Jones and Guns ‘n’ Roses, SUFFRAJETT emerged just three years ago as one of the driving forces in independent rock with their self-titled debut, released on In Music We Trust. Esquire described the offering, recorded in a Manhattan mini-storage space, as a “dirty record about sex and drugs” and dubbed it one of the 21 essential records of 21st century.

Originally formed by Simi, guitarist Chasko (who co-wrote Liz Phair’s whitechocolatespaceegg) and bassist Roberts in New York, SUFFRAJETT unearthed drummer Severson once the band made to move to Chicago. The band has previously spent their share of time on the road with MC5, The Eagles of Death Metal, Electric Six, Local H and The River Boat Gamblers.

For more information, check out: www.suffrajett.com/epk

Tour dates are as follows:
Thu Aug 2 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
Fri Aug 3 Omaha, NE Saddlecreek Bar
Sat Aug 4 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge
Wed Aug 8 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
Thu Aug 9 Cincinnati, OH Decibel Lounge
Fri Aug 10 Indianapolis, IN Melody Inn
Sat Aug 11 Grand Haven, MI Blue Note

Ozone Awards will air Labor Day Weekend

OZONE Magazine today announced the Second Annual OZONE Awards presented by Defient Entertainment, will air on MTV Jams, Labor Day Weekend (September 1st – 3rd). The show will air repeatedly over the holiday weekend. The star studded award ceremony will honor the best in Hip Hop music and entertainment from the South and beyond.

The presenter/performance lineup for the awards show includes Rick Ross, T-Pain, Young Jeezy & USDA, Plies, Lil Wayne, Yung Joc, Gorilla Zoe, Lloyd, Rich Boy, Fat Joe, Bun B, Pimp C, Shop Boyz, Trey Songz, Lil Scrappy, Trick Daddy, with more names to be announced. Festivities for The OZONE Awards weekend will include TJ’s DJ’s “Tastemakers Only” Music Conference, which will be highlighted in the coverage of the weekend’s events. The conference has a special lineup of panelists including Mannie Fresh, Polow da Don, DJ Drama, Play & Skillz, Cool & Dre, DJ Khaled, DJ Irie, Bryan Michael Cox among many others.

"The authenticity of the Ozone Awards is what constantly draws MTV Jams to the event," stated Tuma Basa, Manager, Music Programming, MTV Jams. "The performers, nominees, and audience bring a completely unmatched level of realness and raw energy to the Ozone Awards and totally captures what the MTV Jams audience is looking for from the channel."

“OZONE's past collaborations with MTV Jams have helped us grow from a small underground publication to a nationally recognized brand. The first annual OZONE Awards airing on Jams last year was a great look for everyone involved, so we're excited to be working with them again this year” says Julia Beverly, CEO of Ozone Magazine. “Expect it to be bigger and better!”

Viewers may check their local listings for show times and channels.

Tiger Army on Hot Topic Presents Razor's Kiss tour

Southern California based Tiger Army will kick off their Hot Topic presents Razor’s Kiss Tour 2007 beginning September 21st in Ventura, Calif. The tour’s name is borrowed from the group’s latest hit single, “Forever Fades Away,” which they recently performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Razor’s Kiss 2007 will run through late November with new dates being announced each week. Tiger Army is currently headlining this summer’s Van’s Warped, which will wrap at the end of August.
Tiger Army will perform songs from deep into their catalog alongside new music from their critically acclaimed release, Music From Regions Beyond. Called a “pulpy delight” by the New York Times, the group’s latest album blends rock, punk, country and dark wave synth for a romantically dark and emotionally arresting journey.

Hot Topic Presents Razor’s Kiss Tour:
September 21st – The Majestic Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA
September 22nd – The Grove of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
September 27th – The Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
October 1st – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
October 3rd – Meridian Red Room – Houston, TX
October 5th – State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
October 6th – Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 7th – The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL
October 24th – The Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
October 26th – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
MORE DATES TBC
For More Information:

www.myspace.com/tigerarmy
www.tigerarmy.com
www.hell-cat.com
www.epitaph.com

Evans Blue is back on the road

Evans Blue is back out on the road and on the radio charts supporting their new release THE PURSUIT BEGINS WHEN THIS portrayal OF LIFE ENDS on The Pocket/Hollywood Records. The band was recently met by 600 fans when they appeared at the Machine Shop in Flint, MI to begin their tour, with a line of Evans Blue devotees snaking around the block to get tickets for the sold-out show. While the band expected full crowds, this kind of overwhelming outpouring of support for their new material has pleasantly surprised the band at every stop of their summer run so far. The remainder of the summer will see Evans Blue crossing the U.S. on a headlining national tour, featuring support act Framing Hanley (Silent Majority/ILG).

THE PURSUIT… features the band’s signature brand of heavy yet melodic rock and is led by the anthemic first single/title track “The Pursuit.” That single, a pummeling track that is already making noise at rock radio, quickly climbed to #18 last week on the Active Rock chart and is rapidly rising on the Alternative chart. The popular tune has been added to over 110 stations, including SIRIUS Octane, XM Squizz, The Edge (KDGE) Dallas, Q101 (WKQX) Chicago, The Buzz (KTBZ) Houston, WIIL Chicago, WJRR Orlando, KFNK Seattle, KUPD Phoenix, The Point (KPNT) St. Louis, WRZX Indianapolis, WNFZ Knoxville, WKRL Syracuse and many more.

More than just a collection of songs, THE PURSUIT… is a concept album with multiple storylines that will continue to find new life in the band’s upcoming videos and multimedia online features. The new album expands upon the unique vision the Toronto-bred band displayed on their 2006 debut, The Melody and the Energetic Nature of Volume, which sold nearly 200,000 copies and generated the hit singles “Cold (But I’m Still Here)” and “Beg.”

Led by enigmatic frontman/lyricist Matisyn, the band is excited to take the stage with aggressive live versions of the tracks on the dense, sprawling album THE PURSUIT…. Songs such as “Pin Up” and the haunting “Kiss the Flag” wind through new twists and turns, both lyrically and musically, while “Q” is defined by Matisyn as “one of the best songs we’ve written as a whole.”

The first video for the new album has been shot and will be delivered to outlets in August, while “The Pursuit” continues to burn up airwaves and iPods across the land. With swarms of rabid fans catching the live Evans Blue experience at sold-out shows everywhere throughout the rest of the summer, and anticipation building daily for the new album’s release next week, THE PURSUIT… is set to take Evans Blue to the next levels of exposure in mainstream rock.

EVANS BLUE Tour Dates

July
27 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre *
28 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre *
29 El Paso, TX Club 101 *
31 Abilene, TX Old Kelly’s *

August
4 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep *
5 Englewood, CO Coors Amphitheatre@
7 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theatre *
10 Nampa, ID Idaho Center: X-Fest %
11 Tacoma, WA Cheney Stadium ^
12 Spokane, WA Big Easy *

September
1 DuQuoin, IL DuQuoin State Fair ~
2 Ft. Wayne, IN Pierre’s *

* Curbside Confession of a Catastrophe Tour with Framing Hanley and opener.
With Fair To Midland (July 12-18)
With 32 Leaves (July 27-29)
# Not a Curbside date – show with Social Distortion, Deftones, Chris Cornell, etc.
@ Not a Curbside date – show with Trapt, Godsmack, etc.
% Not a Curbside date – show with Godsmack, etc.
^ Not a Curbside date – show with Buckcherry, Godsmack, etc.
~ Not a Curbside date – show with Chevelle, etc.

More performances to be added -- check www.EvansBlue.com for details.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Art Laboe Live set for Sept. 8

Don't miss Art Laboe's concert - the perfect way to end the summer! My mom and I are both big fans of his musich and we love Art, as you can see here. ~M

SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 8

ON SALE FRIDAY, JULY 27th AT 10 AM
Get Tickets at http://www.livenation.com/ and http://www.ticketmaster.com/. Tickets also available at all Ticketmaster retail outlets including F.Y.E.,
Macy's, Wherehouse Music and Ritmo Latino locations, plus via Charge by Phone-- (213) 480-3232 • (714) 740-2000 • (805) 583-8700. All
dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. A service charge is added to each ticket price.

The Art Laboe Show LIVE! will celebrate its fifth year of bringing "Killer Oldies" classics and
New School jams to the Hyundai Pavilion stage Saturday, September 8th. This year's lineup,
hand-picked by So-Cal radio institution Art Laboe himself, is its best yet, featuring everything
from smooth Memphis and Philly soul to swampy New Orleans blues and fresh hip-hop.

Performances by:
AMANDA PEREZ
BLUE MAGIC
HONEY CONE
TEMPREES
MC MAGIC
GQ
BARBARA LYNN
AL WILSON
- more to be announced!

Catch top young musicians in concert

NATION’S FINEST MUSIC STUDENTS ATTEND CAMP AND TAKE TO
THE STAGE AT THE YAMAHA YOUNG MUSICIANS CONCERT

WHO: Music students from around the U.S and Canada ages 7 - 15 will attend an energizing three-day camp this July honing their music skills and complement, augment and inspire ongoing studies at the Yamaha Music School.

The camp will culminate in a concert for teachers, parents and friends where students they will perform their original compositions and improvisations.

A keyboard ensemble will be conducted by Michael Hall, Associate Conductor of the Pacific Symphony. Several of the students hail from Los Angeles, Orange and Sans Diego Counties.

WHAT: The Yamaha Music Education System (YMES) enables children all over the world to study under one Yamaha music method, using the same textbooks and following the same curriculum, ultimately promoting a new international musical generation. Its philosophy is two-fold: to teach children how to play instruments and learn how to study music. The program is geared toward enabling students to express themselves through musical composition.

During the summer camp program, young musicians will attend piano and keyboard ensemble performance clinics, along with percussion and composition clinics.

WHERE: Biola University
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, California

WHEN: Camp is open to Yamaha Music School students only, however,
Members of the media are welcome to witness clinics. Call for detailed times.

The Concert will be held at Crowell Hall on the Biola campus July 28 at 7:00 pm. Admission is FREE and members of the public are welcome to attend.

No children under the age of six are permitted. For tickets or additional information, please call (800) 722-8856.

Silverchair's new album is here

SILVERCHAIR's critically acclaimed new record YOUNG MODERN comes out today by way of their own label, eleven music in association w/Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group. The band is currently on tour w/We Are The Fury including stops in DC, NJ and NYC this week and Detroit, Chicago for Lollapalooza and Minneapolis the following week. Their Lollapalooza set time is 2:30-3:30pm Sat August 4th on the At&t Main Stage in between Tokyo Police Club and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

"Straight Lines" is currently the hottest track at alternative radio as we were up to #29 on BDS in the singles' third week on the chart and was the #3 spin gainer for the second week in a row as we went up over 100 spins last week. We're receiving airplay on 5 different formats; Alt, Triple A, Hot Ac, Active and Mainstream Rock. BTW, this is their biggest song EVER in Australia, even bigger than '95's "Tomorrow" and considering the fact that Silverchair own more #1 records than any other band in Aussie music history, that's a telling stat!

VH1 has added the video for "Straight Lines" into LARGE rotation. Tune into MTV tomorrow night (Weds 7/25 - Times TBD) for an MTV News piece on Silverchair as John Norris sits down with Daniel Johns to discuss the new record. Also, look for Silverchair on FUSE tomorrow afternoon (Weds 7/25) as they'll be live on "The Sauce" at 6pm EST.

"Modern is a polished glam-rock suite, boasting more ecstatic melodies and colorful riffs than their four previous efforts combined. Frontman Daniel Johns' voice... soars from campy snarl to sensitive falsetto in mere moments. Here's hoping Silverchair's second act is just getting started." Grade: A- (EW PICK) Entertainment Weekly

"Young Modern has reestablished Daniel Johns and crew as a commercial force, exhibiting a lush, mature sound that has done nothing to diminish their fans' loyalty." LA Times

"Oh my how the boys from Silverchair have grown...Silverchair have again taken a huge leap in artistry and sophistication with their fifth longplayer, Young Modern...With soft piano that builds into a baroque pop delight, the soaring and contagious lead single, 'Straight Lines' affirms just how far Silverchair have come over the last decade." Associated Press

"{On Young Modern} Johns now sings higher and softer; his voice (and Bono-like penchant for short hair and vests) renders him a more delicate, mature post-rock star." OC Weekly

"Dig in - this thing is quite a feast." Boston Phoenix

Upcoming North American Dates:
7/24/2007 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
7/26/2007 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
7/27/2007 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
7/28/2007 Philadelphia, PA Fillmore at the TLA
7/29/2007 Boston, MA Paradise
7/30/2007 Montreal, QC Le Spectrum
8/1/2007 Toronto, ON Phoenix
8/3/2007 Detroit, MI St. Andrews
8/4/2007 Chicago,IL Grand Park (LOLLAPALOOZA) no/WaTF
8/5/2007 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

www.chairpage.com
www.myspace.com/silverchair