Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Last chance to see Dave Lovejoy's "Bouble Vision"

The weekend of the upcoming ArtNight Pasadena, October 9-11, will be the last opportunity to see Dave Lovejoy's "Bouble Vision" art installation in the courtyard at 88 N. Fair Oaks.

Consisting of 1000 magnifying glasses suspended by over a mile of galvanized steel wire, the work has been hanging from the arbor in front of Majestical Roof since ArtNight 2008, when it was installed as part of Lovejoy's exhibition, "Circular Logic", made possible in part by a generous grant from the City Of Pasadena Department of Cultural Affairs.

Pasadena ARTWalk Oct. 10

The 4th annual Pasadena ARTWalk taking place on Saturday, October 10 from 11 am to 5 pm at 46 N. El Molino, Pasadena, will feature an art show and sale, a gallery walk, performances from jazz, trip-hop, and world music groups, interactive children’s activities, free museum admission and more. The event is free and all-ages.

The Pasadena ARTWalk is a juried fine art festival that offers attendees the opportunity to view one-of-a-kind art pieces and meet some of their favorite artists. This year more than 35 participating artists will showcase their work at the Pasadena ARTWalk. From painting to photography, woodworking and new media, the event will have something for all art lovers to enjoy.

“The Pasadena ARTWalk supports and highlights the art and culture in the Pasadena community,” says Playhouse District Association President, Paul Jacoy. “The event celebrates diversity in visual and performance art.”

The highlight of the event will be the presentation of the Pasadena Contest Winners. The theme for this years contest was Pasadena Icons. Three winners were selected: Jose Luis De Juan (first place), Leslie Saeta (second place), and Seda Baghdasarian (third place). Their work will be on display at the Pasadena ARTWalk.

This year the festival will be offering a variety of new components for ARTwalk guests to enjoy, including the following:

Gallery Walk
The Gallery Walk offers art enthusiasts an eclectic mix of galleries and art installations in non-traditional spaces . Walk from gallery to gallery to view the latest exhibitions.

Hands-on Activity Village
Located at the Vroman’s Courtyard, children and families can enjoy a variety of fun and creative activities in the Vroman’s hands-on activity village. The village offers interactive stations including drawing with pastels, spin art, printmaking, and more!

Join in on the discussion! A six artist series of stimulating talks on various art subjects including conservation, print making, art theft and true crimes, among other topics.

Get into the Halloween sprit and attend a Wicked Lit reading at the Pasadena Playhouse. The Wicked Lit. series includes Halloween spooky classic tales such as A Ghost Story and Pigeons from Hell among others.

The main stage features an eclectic musical roster including the United States debut of Mexican trip-hop favorite Faro, the San Gabriel Valley jazz favorite Elliott Caine, Susannah Crawley, and Alan Lightner. At the Vroman’s stage, the California College of Music Traveling Ensemble, featuring special guest Jules Alveria will be performing.

Free Museum Admission
The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) and Pacific Asia Museum will offer free admission to all ARTWalk attendees.

About the Pasadena ARTWalk
The Pasadena ARTWalk is San Gabriel Valley’s largest urban art fair. The Pasadena ARTWalk features over 40 participating visual artists in a festival atmosphere, a gallery walk, free museum admission, hands-on activities, Halloween spirited readings of classic literature, entertainment, a self guided walking tour and a lot more.

For more information, feel free to visit

David Weidman art show and book signing Sunday

Upcoming concerts around California from Live Nation

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The Hollywood Palladium
October 24, 2009

On Sale Saturday October 3 at 10 AM:
With Special Guests:
N.E.R.D. – Wale – J. Cole
Pauley Pavilion
November 8

* On Sale Saturday October 3 at 10 AM:
Hollywood Palladium
Saturday – October 24

* On Sale Saturday October 3 At 10 AM
With Special Guest: Calexico
The Wiltern
December 19

2nd Show On Sale Saturday October 3 At 1 PM
2nd Show Added!
Gibson Amphitheatre
November 28-- Just Added!

* On Sale Saturday October 3 At 10 AM
SAVE NEW WAVE II (Hosted By Richard Blade)
Blasphemous Rumors (Depeche Mode Tribute) -- The Cured (The Cure Tribute)
Joshua Tree (U2 Tribute) & Inx-sive (INXS Tribute)
The Hollywood Palladium
November 21


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Pearl Aday to release new album

Things to look forward to in January 2010: Pearl Aday, who is quickly making a name for herself in the music world, will release her US debut collection, “Little Immaculate White Fox.”

With a rock lineage that declares her, “To the manor born,” Pearl has created a collection of songs that takes you on a rock and roll journey. She was named after the infamous Janis Joplin, God Daughter to Maria Muldaur, daughter of Meat Loaf and wife to Scott Ian of Anthrax. In addition, she has toured as a back-up singer with Motley Crue and she and her band have opened for Velvet Revolver.

In a synchronistic tale told to her startled pregnant mom before she was born, a psychic said, “Your daughter will sing and will resemble a Little Immaculate White Fox.” Pearl, all grown now with a mane of platinum curls, a long, lithe figure and innocent look on her face with the slyness and intelligence of a fox, has been injected with the passion for rock and roll and is cutting a path across the music world.

Her new cd, with the help of husband and band member Scott Ian of Anthrax, is a cross between raw rock and roll and a sweetness that comes from Pearl’s soul. The band has created a sound that combines influences from all genres of rock: from blues to heavy Metal. Pearl adds , “I just want to bring it all back to the real rock and roll, the soul, the emotion. I strip it all down and it comes from a raw and naked place inside me.”

Other friends appear on the CD including Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) and Ted Nugent on separate tracks. The album was produced by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion.) and features original songs with the exception of a soulful and rocking cover of Tina Turner’s “Nutbush City Limits” produced by Pearl (the band) and mixed by Warren Riker. In addition, the newest original track Broken White was produced and mixed by Jay Ruston (The Donnas, Steel Panther)."

PEARL is: Pearl Aday (vocals) Marcus Blake (bass) Nalle Colt (guitar) Jim Wilson (guitar) Scott Ian (guitar) and Eric Andrews (drums).

Pearl will be playing two special acoustic dates this October, opening for legends The Doors:

Tues, October 6 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
Fri, October 9 Anaheim, CA The Grove


Little Immaculate White Fox (CD Track Listing)
Rock Child
Nutbush City Limits
Broken White
Check Out Charlie
My Heart Isn’t In It
Worth Defending
Love Pyre

Laminated Cat releases new album

Apples leader, Robert Schneider, calls Athens, GA band, Laminated Cat, “the best young psychedelic band in years.”

The second release for Schneider and family’s new Garden Gate label features cover art by Hart and Doss of Olivia Tremor Control.

[MP3] Laminated Cat - “Aquamarine”:

Umbrella Weather: Ornate psychedelia pours from the loudspeakers, ranging from delicate to druggy. Acoustic guitars give way to flourishes of orchestrated static. Fuzz pedals filter exotic riffs. A ghostly voice conjures dreams in pop song format. One experimental composer, one multi-instrumentalist, and two identical twins add up to layers of epic, psychedelic bliss.

While we are engaged in numerology, let us note that no member was over 21 as of the recording of the album. Singer/guitarist Tanner Smith graduated with a degree in experimental composition. Smith’s younger brothers, twins Camden and Cooper, play drums and bass like a steam-powered ocean liner. Singer/multi-instrumentalist AJ Griffin’s songs lean more toward Americana than Smith’s—plaintive, yearning, soaked in layers of soulful psychedelia.

Umbrella Weather is the second release on Garden Gate, the psychedelic label operated by brother-sister team Craig Morris and Marci Schneider, wife of Robert Schneider, with input from the Apples (in stereo) leader. The album features cover art by W. Cullen Hart and Bill Doss (Olivia Tremor Control) and was engineered by Craig Morris in the Garden Gate studio, where much of the gear is hand-built by Morris himself.

artist: Laminated Cat
title: Umbrella Weather
label: Garden Gate Records
release: available now

Art of Elysium gala Oct. 10

WHAT: The Art of Elysium, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging actors, artists and musicians to share their time and talent with children who are battling serious medical conditions announces their next annual event: Art of Elysium’s GENESIS.

A celebration of emerging talent, Genesis will bring together artists, creative thinkers, and social leaders in support of this wonderful organization.

This event will allow for a new generation to come together and celebrate individuality and the arts while supporting The Art of Elysium’s programs and mission.

The evening will include specialty cocktails by Death & Co., "Coffee Bar" provided by Coffee Bean, custom "Jean Bar" provided by Current Elliott, an art exhibition by Last Legion Games, delectable hors d’oeuvres, and special musical performance by Fight from Above, sponsored by Rogue Pictures.

WHEN: Saturday, October 10th 2009
8:30PM - 2:00AM

3225 Helms Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

EVENT INFORMATION: General tickets are available for $175 / $300 for two. For tickets and additional information, please visit

Polysics release new album digitally today

Polysics, the forward-thinking, avant garde, electronic band from Japan is releasing its eight effort today in digital format. Entitled Absolute Polysics, the band is firing on all cylinders daring any listener to remain still during the record’s frantic and chaotic 14 tracks.

Influenced by the new wave stylings of Devo, Polysics founding member Hiroyuki Hayashi, aka Hiro, knew he had to form his own band after listening to the Akron, Ohio band.

“I was shocked by it,” Hiro says of his first experience with Devo. “I thought it was so much more punk than just acting like a gang by greasing one’s hair. I was so impressed, and I thought, ‘I want to do new wave punk dressed in a jumpsuit like Devo!’”

Formed over ten years ago, Polysics (Hiro on vocals, guitar, programming; Kayo, synthesizer, vocals; Fumi, bass; Yano, drums) has released eight full-length releases in their native Japan. The band, now signed to MySpace Records, released the definitive Polysics compilation POLYSICS OR DIE!!!! VISTA in 2007 which went on to become their best selling U.S. release.

Previously Polysics wowed boys and girls across America in support of Hellogoodbye, and Say Anything on the first-ever MySpace Music Tour. Last year, the band headlined North America in support of their We Ate The Machine.

It’s been a whirlwind decade for Polysics, and there’s still so much to do. The quartet is bringing new wave back, breaking down musical barriers, and reviving dance-filled rock shows across the U.S. Sure, they may be speaking another language altogether, but with their undeniable energy and immense sound, nothing gets lost in translation.

Stream and/or purchase Absolute Polysics at:

or purchase the album on iTunes here:

For more info on Polysics see

Track Listing:
1. P!
2. Shout Aloud!
3. Young OH! OH!
4. Hypnotize Go
5. Time Out
6. Bero Bero
7. Cleaning
8. E.L.T.C.C.T
9. First Aid
10. Fire Bison
11. Eye Contact
12. Beat Flash
13. Speed Up
14. Wasabi

Marianne Keith readying for tour with Glenn Tilbrook

Marianne Keith's fans may have to wait till early 2010 for the release of her new album Cathartic, but they can catch her pouring her heart out and sharing some of its emotionally compelling songs long before then as she embarks on a ten city solo acoustic tour October 12 with Glenn Tilbrook, lead singer of the famed UK rock band Squeeze, that hits cities on both coasts.

The Redlands, California born and raised performer (, who launched her career playing clubs and coffeehouses in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties, will join Tilbrook for shows in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, L.A., Tucson, Austin, Houston, Dallas, New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia.

Capping a busy fall, on November 19, Marianne will find out if "Kiss Me In The Rain," one of the most popular and infectious tracks from her 2007 critically acclaimed Unison Music Group debut Beautiful Distraction, wins the Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA) it was recently nominated for. The HMMA, which takes place at the Highlands Nightclub, located in the Hollywood & Highland/Kodak Theater complex, honors the music of visual mediums, the talented individuals responsible for selecting it, and the music of artists, both mainstream and independent, from around the globe.

Since releasing her first album, the singer who likes to describe her vibe as "folk/pop/rock" has shown her wide ranging appeal on tours with established and upcoming artists in a wide range of genres, including blues/rocker Joe Bonamassa, alt-rockers Better Than Ezra, singer/songwriters Ari Hest and Julian Velard and folk/pop artist Brett Dennen.

She also toured with Noah Sugarman, another artist on Unison. The label, which is part of a full scale organization that includes a management and production company, was launched by industry veterans Bruce Witkin and Ryan Dorn, who have produced both of Marianne's albums. Unison's eclectic roster also includes British singer/songwriter Stephen Jones, a onetime member of the 90s band Baby Bird whose recordings will be released in the U.K,, and a jazz influenced, New York based singer/songwriter Bobby Syvarth.

While Beautiful Distraction established Marianne's credentials as a strong, emotionally raw and honest songwriter, Cathartic challenges her generally sunny point of view as she digs deep into the pain and heartache of a life changing, faith shaking relationship. The intense life experience she draws from transforms her from doe-eyed teen into a young adult woman who, emerging from her loss of innocence, truly comes of age as a composer.

"I went from thinking that people are generally good," she says, "that people have good hearts and come from a good place to realizing that's not necessarily true. I saw an ugly side of the world. I don't know if that crisis measures up to some of the ones that others have been through, but I'll never be quite the same. People think the title song is a metaphor about tearing out and burning a page from my diary, but I actually did that. It was a chapter I really wanted to forget. Heartbreak can affect your whole worldview. Where you might once have been carefree, now there's this sense of looking over your shoulder. If younger listeners don't know what the word cathartic means, they will after they listen to that song and the whole album."

True to her nature as a creative and career risk taker, Marianne defies some unspoken rules of album making with the new project. The album has 15 songs which, instead of being tracked strategically to mix up, down and mid-tempo songs, combine to tell her story in chronological order, cataloging this time in her life. Listeners are invited experience the entire cycle of emotions through her poetic, intelligent, yet accessible lyrics. Another unique element of Cathartic's development was the fact that the super-prolific songwriter actually wrote close to 100 songs for the project; Witkin and Dorn whittled them down to a final list to choose from by picking the ones whose lyrics would best tell the story.

"It's hard to pick a single aspect of my career that I love the most," Marianne says. "I really enjoy the recording process, developing a simple idea I started with in my bedroom into a full production. It's also so great to be out there performing, so much so that when I'm home for too long, I get restless. It's cool when people look at me and wonder how I can have such a big voice for such a little girl. I just tell them that this is what I'm made to do, and I'm grateful to have the opportunity to sing for them."

The Very Best coming to the Echoplex in support of new album

The Very Best’s—European production duo Radioclit and Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya—debut full-length Warm Heart of Africa will be released October 6 on Green Owl. The much-anticipated album is already receiving critical acclaim here and in the U.K. GQ, SPIN, Rolling Stone, MOJO, The Guardian, among many others, have hailed The Very Best’s debut effort.

The band will return to the U.S. this fall for a national tour, including dates in New York City at Le Poisson Rouge on October 21 and Los Angeles at Echoplex on October 24 (please see below for complete confirmed dates). Autographed CD-and-ticket bundles will be available for purchase in advance of select shows.

Warm Heart of Africa follows the surprising global success of Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit Are The Very Best, a free mixtape made available online late last year. Without promotional assistance or financial support, the collection of well-known pop, dance, afro and indie tracks remixed by Radioclit featuring Mwamwaya’s singing in Chichewa, Swahili, Portuguese and English charted more than 200,000 downloads and was hailed by tastemakers including Pitchfork, FADER, and Gorilla vs. Bear, among many others.

The Very Best is receiving critical acclaim for its high-energy live performances and forthcoming album in the wake of its first U.S. tour. In a “Best New Music” track review of the first single “Warm Heart of Africa,” which features Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, Pitchfork describes Mwamwaya as “one of the most effortlessly lovable voices around.”

Rolling Stone jokes, in its four-star review of the song, which contains an ELO reference in one lyric, “Somewhere Jeff Lynne is confused but happy.” LA Weekly calls the band “one of the best antidotes for LA traffic frustration.” San Francisco Bay Guardian warns, “Brace yourself for hazardous dance floor anthems well-fed on the homegrown African sounds of high-life and marabi, as well as bass-laden pop grooves from, well, all over the globe.” And, following the band’s New York City concert, says, “We’re curious to see if the folks who swoon for Vampire Weekend’s Graceland-y rock and M.I.A’s revolution party beats will be ready to follow the music to its logical next step. We are.” The Very Best embodies a without-borders approach to music-making that could only happen in the 21st century.

Green Owl is a New York City-based record label started by artists for artists with the idea that great music can be sustainable—both economically and environmentally. Green Owl is committed to respecting this planet through sustainable technology, news and information. Please visit for more information.

The Very Best Performances:
October 21 New York, NY CMJ Showcase—Le Poisson Rouge
October 23 San Francisco, CA 103 Harriet
October 24 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
October 29 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
October 30 Toronto, ON Wrongbar
November 1 Boston, MA Great Scott
November 2 Washington, D.C. DC9
November 3 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
(more dates to be announced)


Chris Smither on tour in support of new album

Four decades of music mastery and songwriting craft come together on Chris Smither's latest collection, Time Stands Still - a gripping mix of originals and potent covers. The new collection comes out September 29th on Signature Sounds/Mighty Albert.

Time Stands Still puts the exclamation point on a legendary career that shows no signs of slowing down. On the contrary, this blues and folk superstar continues to build creative momentum.His latest effort features a slew of tunes stripped down to their essence, shining the spotlight on Smither's understated power as a songwriter-one who taps into emotions at their most elemental and powerful core. It's a reminder why artists as diverse as Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Diana Krall have mined Smither's catalog in the past.

He's teamed with producer and guitarist David "Goody" Goodrich and drummer Zak Trojano to create a simple, yet emotionally powerful musical landscape upon which to paint his blues and folk-fueled narratives. As always, Smither's signature finger-picking style mixes with his whiskey-meets-honey vocals to deliver intensely honest meditations on life, love and loss.

Smither's latest studio album was recorded in just three days and captures the vibrant urgency and immediacy of his live shows. It features eight original compositions as well as covers from Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, and 1920s country-blues songster Frank Hutchison.

Equal parts existential inquisitor and day-to-day chronicler, Smither has an innate ability to imbibe songs dealing with contemporary issues with a timeless quality. Whether playfully dealing with parenthood on "I Don't Know" or acting the seducer on "Don't Call Me Stranger," the brokenness of the blues is never far away. Every song is seeped in emotion, burnished with wisdom of hard-fought knowledge. Like the master craftsman he is, Smither always marries the right melody with thought-provoking, heart-and-soul rending lyrics. Nowhere is that more evident than on the soulful title track. Building on a toe-tapping beat, Smither's voice plaintively sings "I kissed her twice at the speed of light and time stood still," perfectly capturing and immortalizing one of the small moments that gives so much meaning in life.

Like all great blues and folk masters, Smither doesn't wallow in the darkness. Rather he illuminates it, and the songs on Time Stands Still shine a light on the intricacies of the human condition. His insights and creativity are also finding new outlets. He recently contributed a short story for the new book, Amplified (Melville House), a collection of 16 stories by some of today's most compelling performing songwriter. His story, "Leroy Purcell" kicks off the collection.

Burgeoning literary powerhouse, distinctive guitarist, captivating storyteller and song poet-there's no end to Chris Smither's creative talents. He's got so much going on, don't be surprised if his latest collection of music makes Time Stands Still.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
09/28/2009 - Lexington, KY - WoodSong's Old-Time Radio Hour
09/29/2009 - Charleston, WV - Mountain Stage Radio
10/02/2009 - Hillsboro, OR - Walters Cultural Arts Center
10/03/2009 - Eugene, OR - The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
10/04/2009 - North Vancouver, BC - Capilano College Performing Arts
10/06/2009 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
10/07/2009 - Bozeman, MT - Treehouse
10/08/2009 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
10/09/2009 - Denver, CO - Swallow Hill / Daniels Hall
10/10/2009 - Albuquerque, NM - Outpost Performance Space
10/15/2009 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
10/16/2009 - Charlotte, NC - The Stage Door Theatre
10/17/2009 - Decatur, GA - Eddie's Attic
10/18/2009 - New Orleans, LA - Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
10/23/2009 - Berkeley, CA - Freight & Salvage
10/24/2009 - Santa Barbara, CA - Lobero Theatre
10/25/2009 - Santa Monica, CA - McCabe's
10/27/2009 - Cedar Rapids, IA - CSPS
10/28/2009 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
10/29/2009 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
10/30/2009 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk Music
10/31/2009 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
11/06/2009 - The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA
11/07/2009 - The Iron Horse - Northampton, MA
11/12/2009 - Ashland Coffee & Tea - Ashland, VA
11/13/2009 - Birchmere - Alexandria, VA
11/14/2009 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
11/15/2009 - Joe's Pub - New York, NY

Live Nation Club Passport Program adds shows

See Unlimited Club Shows for Remainder of 2009
Just $49.99, All-In, No Fees



LOS ANGELES – September 28, 2009 – For a limited time only, concert fans can buy The Live Nation Club Passport for $49.99, All-In and No Fees, and see every show at Live Nation clubs in their city for the rest of the year, subject to availability. The Live Nation Club Passport is available only at

New shows are added to the program each week. L.A.-area music fans now can also choose from concerts by Michael Franti & Spearhead, Aimee Mann, Yo La Tengo, Hatebreed and Trivium, Keller Williams and many more.

Here’s how it works: concert fans can go to and purchase a Club Passport. A list of participating shows will be immediately available. Every Monday thereafter, Passport holders log on to or follow LiveNation on Facebook or Twitter to see the list of participating club shows in their city and to reserve their ticket. From here, Club Passport holders just bring their Live Nation Club Passport number and photo I.D. to the club’s box office and get right in, no extra charges, no hassles.

The Live Nation Club Passport is valid for participating shows at the following venues:

VENUE CITYAvalon Los Angeles, CA
Bogart’s Cincinatti, OHEgyptian Room at the Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN
The Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC
The Fillmore Miami Beach Miami Beach, FL
The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza New York, NY
The Fillmore San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI
Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
Hollywood Palladium Hollywood, CA
House of Blues Anaheim Anaheim, CA
House of Blues Boston Boston, MA
House of Blues Chicago Chicago, ILHouse of Blues Cleveland Cleveland, OH
House of Blues Dallas Dallas, TX
House of Blues Houston Houston, TX
House of Blues Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
House of Blues Sunset Strip West Hollywood, CA
House of Blues Myrtle Beach North Myrtle Beach, SC
House of Blues New Orleans New Orleans, LA
House of Blues Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
House of Blues San Diego San Diego, CA
Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA

Participating shows and venues. Based on availability. Parking not included. Cannot be combined with other offers. The Live Nation Club Passport is good for one person only and does not guarantee entry. Visit for complete program details.

"I Kissed a Vampire" musical series coming to iTunes

Check out the new vampire-themed musical called I KISSED A VAMPIRE. It stars High School Musical alums Lucas Grabeel and Drew Seeley, along with Adrian Slade.

The full trailer for I Kissed A Vampire was just released at

The series will release on iTunes starting October 13th at

You can also visit the website at
and the facebook page at

I Kissed a Vampire is a musical take on what it’s like falling in love when you’re in the middle of turning into a vampire! The series stars High School Musical alumni Lucas Grabeel and Drew Seeley, along with newcomer Adrian Slade.

Dylan (Grabeel) is terrified when a nasty bat bite transforms him into one of the living dead. His world is turned upside down, and he has to figure out how to balance his budding romance with Sara (Slade), the girl next door, and the bloodthirsty desires his magnetic vampire mentor Trey (Seeley) is constantly urging him to give in to.

Here We Go Magic signs with Secretly Canadian

Here We Go Magic Sign With Secretly Canadian
Look Out For Sophomore Record Spring 2010

It's been a big year for Here We Go Magic following the release of their much celebrated self-titled debut (Western Vinyl), and now they have their sights firmly set on 2010 with a new album, a new record label, and an ever expanding sound. Having just signed to Secretly Canadian, the band is targeting Spring of 2010 to release their highly anticipated follow-up to 2009's breakthrough record.

The band have spent much of the year on the road touring with indie giants including Grizzly Bear and are currently supporting The Walkmen before playing Austin City Limits.

Here We Go Magic are also hard at work recording the self-produced sophomore album in a house they've commandeered in upstate New York, and while the first record was the result of Luke Temple getting creative in his bedroom, this release is a fully fledged team effort.

With an eye towards 2010 the band is looking forward to expanding their audience as their unique sound continues to permeate throughout the indie world.

Variety Lab to release new album

Variety Lab returns with its new record
Team Up!

Features collaborations with folk legend Donovan, David Bartholomé,
Lisa Kekaula, Yael Naim, Lily Frost and cover art from famous French comic artists Dupuy & Berberian

Variety Lab
“Team Up!”
Release date: December 15, 2009
Peermusic / Digital Pressure

How did this project come together?
Watch the album video teaser:

Watch the video for “We Should Be Dancing” (feat. David Bartholome)

Free download of album track “Soda Pop Confusion” (feat kidsaredead)

"This is a diverse and super funky mix of tropicalia, electro, acid jazz and bubblegum pop with a surprise at every turn. From the vocodered disco-rock of Let's Boogie to the sun-drenched acoustica of Mireia there isn't a moment here that doesn't ooze laid-back Mediterranean cool." - Clash Magazine

Spanning multiple genres and featuring collaborations from some of the most inspiring artists in the world, Variety Lab’s sophomore album Team Up! is set up to be the most wonderful musical surprise of 2009. From the original blueprints through to the execution it’s a grand slam. Collaborations with folk legend Donovan, David Bartholomé, Lisa Kekaula, Yael Naim and Lily Frost creates a broad musical spectrum while French comic artists Dupuy & Berberian bring Variety Lab’s vision to life.

Variety Lab is the alias of one Thierry Bellia. His first CD – 2003’s Providence – gained notoriety for its lead single “London In The Rain,” which was, at the time, included in every single lounge compilation. As in the past Bellia, alone, put Team Up! together, but he did not forget to emphasize his friends’ assistance in the process. Let’s just name his henchmen from the French band Orwell (Jérôme Didelot and Alexandre Longo, aka Cascadeur and winner of the 2008 Inrockuptibles CQFD prize). Making use of his friends, instruments, machines and other weird objects (for instance the Optigan, a toy devised back in the 70’s), Thierry has worked non-stop on this project.

As for the biggest collaboration, after months of swapping tapes across the channel with Bellia, folk legend Donovan himself flew across to Paris to offer his voice and his experience to the spacious and bouncy opening track, “Is This The Last Time.” "I was delighted to be asked to join Variety Lab on their project. I flew into Paris to record. I helped to re-work the song and had great fun with the band. It's a cool track and I am pleased to present this first single with Variety Lab. It's a funny lyric and I brought out the humor with one of my quirky accents that I use when I take on the character in a song. It's a perfect new pop record to dance and meet a new friend or lover," Donovan says.

On three other tracks, “We Should Be Dancing” (the video has now been viewed over 125,000 time on YouTube), “Mireia” and the very rocky “Not Enough,” it is David Bartholomé, the lead-singer with the excellent Belgian band Sharko, who grabs the mike. And then the fantastic and frantic Bellrays’ vocalist, Lisa Kekaula, with her husky and roaring voice who sings on “Let’s Boogie,” a groovy and vocodered track that oozes sheer rock and soul energy from Detroit.

The youngster Vincent Mougel from Kidsaredead comes in next to blow some sugary foam on the sweet candy that is “Soda Pop Confusion,” while Thierry’s fellow Nancy-born Mona Soyoc naturally joins the project as a next-door neighbor, and adds some sensuality to the very eighties “Money,” a cover version of the track by late 70s-early 80s English band The Flying Lizards, who had themselves borrowed it from the soul crooner Barrett Strong.

Next, Canadian songstress Lily Frost croons over the lush, crackly ballad “This Parade” before 2008 pop sensation Yael Naim closes the album with her version of “Love Is A Bird;” originally a Variety Lab demo that has gradually evolved, first in the expert hands of Cascadeur, then by David Bartholomé on a Sharko album. “Love Is A Bird”, a simple, and beautiful idea, that leads us strolling from one end of Team up! to the other, filled with a feeling that can be summed up as the more, the stronger, the prettier and the merrier.

Team up! is more than a mere album - Much more. It is like awaking from a soft dream.

Variety Lab
“Team Up!”


01 - “Is This The Last Time?” (feat. Donovan)
02 - “Money (That's what I Want)” (feat. Mona Soyoc)
03 - “Which way to go (Reprisa)”
04 - “We Should Be Dancing” (feat. David Bartholome)
05 - “Soda Pop Confusion” (feat. Kidsaredead)
06 - “This Parade” (feat. Lily Frost)
07 - “Hola Mireia”
08 - “Which Way To Go”
09 - “Mireia” (feat. David Bartholome)
10 - “Let's Boogie” (feat. Lisa Kekaula)
11 - “Not Enough” (feat. David Bartholome)
12 - “Love Is A Bird” (feat. Yael Naim)

CMT to air "Invitation Only: Brooks & Dunn"

Country superstar duo Brooks & Dunn perform greatest hits, as well as new music from their album, #1s…And Then Some, when INVITATION ONLY: BROOKS & DUNN premieres Friday, October 30 at 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT. Taped in Nashville just days after announcing their split, INVITATION ONLY: BROOKS & DUNN features the duo performing before a small studio audience, taking questions from fans and delivering revealing and candid answers.

In this one-hour special, Brooks & Dunn perform some of their biggest hits including, “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” “My Maria,” “Neon Moon,” as well as recent hits “Honky Tonk Stomp” and “Cowgirls Don’t Cry,” and more. In the informal question and answer session with the audience, the artists talk about reaching their decision to part ways after their tour in 2010 and reminisce about their twenty years together.

INVITATION ONLY: BROOKS & DUNN is a High-Five Entertainment production, with Martin Fischer and Edie Lynn Hoback serving as executive producers. Margaret Comeaux and John Hamlin serve as executive producers for CMT.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Julian Shah-Tayler releases new EP

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Langham Huntington food, drink and cigar events in October

October Food & Beverage Events at The Langham Huntington

WHAT: Cigar and Whiskey Nosing at The Bar – On October 8, 2009, in conjunction with Beam Global Spirits & Wine, the Cigar & Whiskey Nosing event in The Bar includes two glasses of featured whiskey, one complimentary cigar and a second hand-rolled cigar to take home from 2nd St. Cigars in Los Angeles.

Specially paired hors d’oeuvres and live music are included. Enjoy an evening under the stars with conversation, social networking, education and the appreciation of fine cigars and whiskey with whiskey specialists and fellow cigar enthusiasts!

· Cost is $60 per person (plus tax and gratuity)
· October 8, 2009 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Spectacular Seafood Buffet – During the month of October, the culinary team at The Terrace restaurant will create a seafood extravaganza buffet, including a variety of fresh seafood delicacies and action stations featuring chefs preparing specialty small plates.

· Cost is $55 for adults; $22 children 13 and under (plus tax and gratuity)
· Wednesday nights in October from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Langham Huntington
1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106

For reservations, please dial 626-585-6218

Full House at the Santa Fe Springs Swap Friday

Come Check us out at the Santa Fe Swap !!!!! Full House and Friends!!!
Friday Oct. 2nd
@ The Santa Fe Springs Swap Show!
Show times are 7pm, 8:30pm and 10pm.
Bring the kids it’s only a $1.50 to get in!!!

Check out the link for more details!

Hope to see ya at the show!!!

Full House

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Upcoming concerts around California from Live Nation

On Sale Saturday October 3 at 10 AM:
With Special Guests:
N.E.R.D. – Wale – J. Cole
Pauley Pavilion
November 8

On Sale Saturday, October 3rd At 10 AM Exclusively Online At
Save New Wave II
(Hosted By Richard Blade)
BLASPHEMOUS RUMOURS (Depeche Mode Tribute)
With Special Guests: The Cured (The Cure Tribute), Joshua Tree (U2 Tribute) & Inx-sive (INXS Tribute)
The Hollywood Palladium
November 21, 2009

On Sale Saturday, October 3rd At 10 AM Exclusively Online Through
With Special Guest: CALEXICO
The Wiltern
December 19, 2009

2nd Show On Sale Saturday, October 3rd At 1 PM
2nd Show Added!
Gibson Amphitheatre
November 28, 2009 (Just Added!)

John Mayer to release new album

John Mayer's Battle Studies will be released on November 17th, 2009 on Columbia Records. The seven-time Grammy Award winner's fourth studio album was co-produced by John Mayer and Steve Jordan and debuts three years after his critically acclaimed 2006 album, Continuum.

Incorporating the warmth, melodies and simplicity of 70's and 80's California rock/pop, Battle Studies is a confessional, relaxed and liberated album recorded in a private home in California where Mayer lived and worked over the course of six months before wrapping at the famed Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.

The album's first single, "Who Says" challenges conventional standards of what one can accomplish or undertake - despite society's constraints. Battle Studies also showcases universal themes on "Heartbreak Warfare," "Assassin," and "War of My Life," while flexing guitar chops on "Rock Song," and a reinterpretation of "Crossroads." The famously collaborative guitar player also invited one of music's brightest new talents, Taylor Swift, to appear on "Half of My Heart."

"I approach music like a director doing a period piece," says Mayer. "Where Continuum was R&B and Soul, Battle Studies was written with the timelessness of Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac and Neil Young in mind. The melodies and message are concise and from-the-gut with the efficiency of simplicity."

A John Mayer North American tour is currently being planned and will follow the release of Battle Studies in early 2010, details to be announced soon. In the meantime, two rare performances by John Mayer Trio (John Mayer, Steve Jordan, Pino Palladino) have been announced for December – December 29th in San Diego at the Copley Symphony Hall and a New Year’s Eve show on December 31st in Las Vegas at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

In place of Mayer’s annual Holiday Revue, these concert events will raise money for two veteran’s charities – Military Outreach Ministry Camp Pendleton (MOM) and NCIRE – the Veterans Health Research Institute. MOM is a nonprofit organization that supports young military families of all faiths and NCIRE is the largest non-profit research institute affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Among other investigations, NCIRE researches the causes and best treatment for post- traumatic stress disorder and other combat-related injuries.

ABOUT JOHN MAYER - The consistency with which John Mayer combines wordcraft and melody has earned him rarefied status in popular culture as a genuine and respected songwriter and musician. Since his acclaimed debut in 2001 with Room For Squares, each release has earned John Mayer additional accolades. Through 2003's Heavier Things, his work with John Mayer Trio in 2005, CONTINUUM's 2006 release and now, Battle Studies, John Mayer has established himself as a musician and collaborator who exceeds genre boundaries.

The guitarist, vocalist and songwriter has earned seven Grammy Awards and sold nearly 12.5 million albums worldwide.In May 2007, Time Magazine placed John Mayer on their Time 100 list of the most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers. For two consecutive years, Rolling Stone Magazine featured John Mayer on the cover of their annual "Guitar" issue - first with the May 2008 "Living Guitar Legends" issue and then as part of February 2007's "Guitar Heroes" round-ups featuring Mayer with peers and icons alike.

Pairings with a range of artists are a defining trait of the musician whose collaborative streak is well-known. From rock to blues, hip-hop to jazz to country, Mayer has performed and/or recorded with Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Burnett, Herbie Hancock, Dixie Chicks, Jay Z, Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift. In 2005, Mayer famously toured and recorded with power players Pino Palladino and Steve Jordan as John Mayer Trio, whose live album TRY! featured searing blues and rock. As on Continuum, John Mayer again took the helm as the co-producer of Battle Studies, his fourth studio album, which will be released November, 17, 2009.

Richy Petrello is back to music and helping others

This isn’t a PR stunt or a reality show, this is as real as it gets - this is human truth. It’s one hell of a story.

Born and raised on Long Island, Richy Petrello has seen his career come full circle; complete with a meteoric upswing and a tumbling downfall, only to rise from the ashes like a Phoenix. If you knew Richy back in the day, he was a fierce Sax cat - the man was a Rock and roll terrorist, terrorizing his own body with alcohol and drugs, waking up in his own vomit.

Richy lived this cliché of sex, drugs and rock and roll for many years; getting caught up in the ebbs and flows and eventually succumbing to the temptations and the perks that came with living the rock star life. Then, as if by some divine intervention, like a flash of light coming down from heaven, he meets and falls in love with Cathe, like an angel she transformed him into a Rock And Roll Humanitarian.

For a short period of time afterwards, he turned away from his music; believing that the entertainment business and everything associated with it was to blame for his rapid descent into drugs and depression. But after some reflection on this, he realized his music was not the key to his downfall, but instead was the thing that would ultimately save him. Since that fateful moment of clarity, he has successfully used music to reach out to others, helping them to not fall into the same trap he fell into, and at the same time to bring joy to people across the globe.

Today this former rock star is on top of the world in many ways; first and foremost as a proud father who has instilled music and generosity into his three young daughters, who now make up the current buzz band, Petrel. Ages 17-23, the girls offer a pop sound that is refreshing and unique. These young Pop Humanitarians bring their uplifting brand of music to the far reaches of the world with the hope of touching those who have been under served and ignored; and they don't need a song with pseudo-controversy like Katy Perry’s I kissed a girl; they have actually kissed AIDS babies!

With this ethos in mind, the family, Richy and Cathe Petrello with their daughters Jessica, Rebekah and Destiny (Petrel) has spent the past several years travelling to remote villages in Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba and Mexico, to the Mayan Jungle, to orphanages in India, China, Belize, Guatemala and to places such as the Metro Church Children’s Outreach' in Bushwick, Brooklyn - reaching out to these diverse communities by preparing food, playing with the kids, and teaching them songs. He's not like some Bono writing a check to save the rain forest. This guy brings his horn to the mud and blood of Haiti, into the Mayan Jungle and to other god forsaken places.

Learn more about Richy Petrello by going to

Learn more about Petrel by going to

ABOUT RICHY PETRELLOIn his 35+ years in music, Richy has gained notoriety and respect in many facets of the business: playing sax and vocalizing with the likes of Brian Setzer and The Stray Cats, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Don Henley, Carly Simon, Reba Macintyre, Dion, Foreigner, The Cars & Steve Vai and producing, writing and/or directing events for The Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Halftime Show, The Monday Night Football Halftime Show, ABC, ESPN and Back at the Ranch. He is also a past winner of the Hope for Children International Humanitarian Award. Additionally, Mr Petrello holds an honorary doctorate in music management and is an active voting member of The Recording Academy (The Grammys).

Rockstar Games and Timbaland's Beaterator now available

Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that Rockstar Games and Timbaland present Beaterator is now available in North America for Sony’s PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system in stores and for digital download on the PlayStation®Network. Developed by Rockstar Leeds, Beaterator combines the power of music creation with unparalleled ease-of-use and accessibility for people of all ages and skill levels. Beaterator will be available at retail on UMD® and digitally from the PlayStation Network internationally on October 2, 2009.

"Beaterator is a new direction for interactive music,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “What makes Beaterator truly astounding is that literally anyone can be up and making music within minutes.”

“My partnership with Rockstar Games has resulted in something amazing,” said Grammy Award-winning producer, Timbaland. “Beaterator puts studio-quality production tools in your pocket, and makes them easy enough for anyone to use.”

Beaterator is a professional-level, portable studio that guides users through the process of constructing beats and songs with thousands of loops and sounds made by both Timbaland and Rockstar. Jam in Live Play mode with genre-specific templates, or jump into Song Crafter to compose original drum beats, melodies, and even record vocals. No matter the skill level, Beaterator puts the power to make studio-quality music at peoples’ fingertips in a format that's portable, accessible and fun.

Beaterator has received outstanding press across the board: USA Today called Beaterator “a powerful, portable music studio for your back pocket.” Wired says Beaterator “teaches children (and adults) the fundamentals of song-crafting by removing the sense of intimidation” around music creation. Top digital music site, CreateDigitalMusic claims Beaterator “could be a revelation.” MTV exclaimed that Beaterator is “one of the most interesting titles coming to the PSP this year.” Gaming site, Kotaku raves “Beaterator is digital music creation made easier.” GameSpy elaborated, stating “the difference between Beaterator and these rhythm/music games is that here you're creating music, not imitating it.”

Beaterator is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and will also be available later this fall on the iPhone™ and iPod® touch. For more information, log onto

Dead by Sunrise to perform at the Roxy in support of new album

Dead by Sunrise, the new band fronted by Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, have announced three upcoming live shows to celebrate the release of their debut album, Out of Ashes, due from Warner Bros. Records on October 13th, 2009.

The band, which is Bennington on vocals, guitarists Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh (from Orgy/Julien-K), bassist Brandon Belsky, drummer Elias Anda (also from Julien-K), and keyboardist Anthony Valcic, will perform at Wasted Space in the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas on October 1st, at The Gramercy Theatre in New York City on October 14th, and at the Roxy in Los Angeles on October 19th.

Fans attending these very special shows will be treated to songs from Out of Ashes, which was produced by Howard Benson (Motorhead, My Chemical Romance). The album’s first single, “Crawl Back In,” continues its assault on Rock radio, after being the most-added track for four consecutive weeks in September. The video for “Crawl Back In” is viewable at

As previously announced, Dead by Sunrise will perform also at MTV’s first annual “Ulalume” Halloween festival on October 23rd, 2009, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, alongside Paramore, AFI, and Kid Cudi. Their performance will air during a Halloween-themed week on MTV,, mtvU, and

Conductor Ennio Morricone to debut new piece at Hollywood Bowl

When Ennio Morricone makes his Hollywood Bowl debut entitled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood on Sunday October 25, 2009 conducting the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the world-renowned composer will also debut a new piece he commissioned specifically to commemorate the event.

Andrea Morricone (, son of Ennio Morricone has composed “Adesso For Strings”, a six-minute piece that will be among many scores from the elder Morricone’s performance at the Hollywood Bowl. This rare live event is the first live familial musical collaboration between the Morricones. Their professional career began in 1988 when both their music appeared in the classic film Cinema Paradiso. Andrea Morricone wrote “Love Theme” for Cinema Paradiso for which he won England’s BAFTA award while Ennio Morricone scored the film.

“For anyone to have the opportunity to score a piece of music commissioned by Ennio Morricone is obviously an honor and unique pleasure,” said Composer Andrea Morricone. “What makes this special for me is that my father has never conducted in Los Angeles, the home of American film, and it is truly an honor just being a part of this historic event. We first were able to collaborate together on the film Cinema Paradiso more than twenty years ago. It will be a thrill for both of us to hear my music conducted by my father for the very first time next month.”

Andrea Morricone is one of Italy’s most prominent composers and has become an established global presence in film and concert music. His film soundtracks include the Oscar-nominated and 2003 Sundance Festival winning documentary Capturing The Friedman’s, Barry Levinson’s Liberty Heights, as well as Here on Earth, Due Amici, Raul, Funny Money, The Inquiry, and the documentaries Brando and Huxley on Huxley.

Andrea Morricone began his musical studies under the guidance of his father, the composer Ennio Morricone, who won an Honorary Academy Awarded in 2007. Â Andrea received a Baccalaureate and Master's degrees in composition from Rome’s Accademia di Santa Cecilia. He was awarded a diploma in conducting as a student of Bruno Aprea; Orchestras he has conducted include the Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta, Milan’s Guido Cantelli Orchestra, Bulgaria’s Symphony Orchestra of Sofia, Hungary’s Budapest Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Spain’s Bilbao Symphony and Orchestra, and The Czech National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) Rep. Ceca, Youth Symphonic Orchestra Simon Boliva (Venezuela). Exceptional moments in Andrea's career include: conducting Yo-Yo Ma and the USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra, winning the Globo D'Oro in 2005 awarded by the Association of International Press and having contemporary pop artist Sting record one of his songs.

While still working part-time in Rome, Andrea Morricone and his wife, actress Alessia Albani, moved to Los Angeles, California in 2003. He has moved into a production suite at the world famous Village Recorder in West Los Angeles where he composes music.

Gibson seeking female guitarists for SG Gal contest

Gibson USA kicks off the “SG Gal” contest hosted by the Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin. Gibson USA is in search of that special female performer who will win the title of “SG Gal” and an exclusive new Gibson Zoot Suit SG guitar. Any female fan who has the chops and charm to represent one of the most iconic guitars in Gibson USA’s history is urged to enter.

Interested Gibson fans can go to and watch the video announcement presented by Jane Wiedlin for the details.

Entrants are asked to upload an original video to YouTube that shows Gibson USA why they deserve to be named the official “SG Gal.” The female participant with the most popular video, voted on by the public, will win the title and a Gibson SG Zoot Suit Guitar.

Video Submissions must be received by midnight (ET) on November 13, 2009. Uploading is available by going to Gibson’s YouTube page at The official entry form is also included on the website.

The SG Zoot Suit features a brand new body built with multiple birch wood laminate pieces, each dyed with a different color then compressed and bonded together to form one solid block of wood. No paint is used. For all the details on the official “SG Gal” contest go to

Guitarist Omar Rodriguez Lopez to release new album

Renown guitarist and musical mastermind Omar Rodriguez Lopez is set to release perhaps his most melodic and revealing album to date worldwide on November 10th, 2009 via his own Rodriguez Lopez Productions, with European release on September 28th. The disc, titled Xenophanes is the first to feature lead vocals from the Grammy-winning guitar legend -- and we don't use the word "legend" lightly, Rolling Stone hails him among their "Greatest Guitarists of All Time", placing him on that issue's cover. Check out the first MP3, "Mundo De Ciegos"

Wikipedia tells us that Xenophanes was a Greek philosopher, poet, and social and religious critic of the 5th century BC. His pantheistic conception of the Universe supposed that everything in existence has always existed. He rejected his contemporaries' notions of an anthropomorphic "god" (or hierarchy of gods) in favor of a concept not the least bit irrelevant to our 21st century mindset, that of a singular (and hence, all-encompassing) global consciousness.

His unorthodox concepts were not widely acknowledged until many hundreds of years after his death, and suffice to say, their material concerns are primarily those which humans wage war over two-and-a-half millennia later. Little surprise, then, that this iconoclastic anomaly of a man should lend his name to a new concept album by The Mars Volta's hyper-prolific mastermind, Omar Rodriguez Lopez.

The inaugural recording from Rodriguez Lopez's low-profile compound in Zapopan, Mexico, Xenophanes is the first album which finds him at the helm vocally and lyrically, as well as musically. Sung entirely in Spanish, Xenophanes showcases a side of Omar rarely seen before, allowing for a much more gestural experience of the man rather than simply the musician, and truly distinguishing this album from its myriad predecessors.

Equal parts Volta bombast, El Grupo Nuevo... technicality, and a textural richness unequaled on prior solo releases, Xenophanes is a triumph of imagination and an inspired, concise statement. A conceptual journey through life, death, and re-birth, the album tells the story of a selfish and judgmental female caseworker who falls in love with a male client, only for him to die soon thereafter. Over the course of eleven subsequent lifetimes, the woman experiences life from every conceivable vantage point as her soul evolves, thereby allowing the maturity and eventual letting-go of her ego which in turn enables the realization that the man was, and always has been, her father spirit.

Suggesting the fractal and holographic nature of both consciousness and physical reality, the concepts embraced on Xenophanes will appear at least vaguely familiar to anyone with experience in the psychedelic and/or shamanic realms; concepts which Xenophanes himself was likely the first to express within the confines of Western philosophy.

In order to execute the unpredictable, emotionally-charged compositions on Xenophanes, Rodriguez Lopez once again enlists his veteran co-conspirators: bassist Juan Alderete de la Peña, drummer Thomas Pridgen and keyboardist/percussionist Marcel Rodriguez Lopez. Additionally, the album includes contributions from Mark Aanderud (additional keyboards), as well as the notable voice of Ximena Sariñana, doubling and backing Rodriguez Lopez's vocals.

As Sariñana's presence on Omar's recordings and during live performances has already been a cause for much speculation, it should be made clear that Xenophanes does not feature the accomplished and versatile singer's own vocal compostions.

Subsequent releases (the forthcoming Los Suenos De Un Hidago and Ciencia De Los Inutiles albums, for instance) will fully showcase Sariñana's penchant for infectious melody and engaging lyrics.

Artist: Omar Rodriguez Lopez
Album: Xenophanes
Label: Rodriguez Lopez Productions
Release Date: November 10, 2009
1. Azoemia
2. Mundo De Ciegos
3. Ojo Al Cristo De Plata
4. Amanita Virosa
5. Sangrando Detrás De Los Ojos
6. Desarraigo
7. Asco Que Conmueve Los Puntos Erógenos
8. Oremos
9. Perder El Arte De La Razón Sin Mover Un Sólo Dedo
10. a) Flores De Cizaña11. b) Maria Celeste

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Afro Funke Thursdays at Zanzibar

Afro Funké

Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia, Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House, Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted Funk music from around the world

OCTOBER 1, 2009

(Dub Mission SF)
A DJ, producer, and promoter based in the Bay Area, DJ Sep spins dub, dubstep, reggae, dancehall, and electronic dance music influenced by the Middle East, India, Africa, and the Americas. She is the founder, promoter, and main resident DJ at Dub Mission, one of the longest running dub & reggae parties in the U.S., possibly the world.

A weekly Sunday night party based in San Francisco, Dub Mission presents cutting-edge dub, roots reggae, dancehall and dubstep, and will celebrate its thirteenth anniversary in September 2009. Dub Mission has featured artists from all over the world, including Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, Twilight Circus Dub Sound System, and The Scientist to name a few.

DJ Sep has also been nominated for an SF Weekly Music Award in the best DJ category, and has spun at venues and clubs in London, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and throughout the Bay Area. Her radio program, "Off The Beaten Path," is a mix of many forms of electronic music, and airs Monday nights on KPFA (94.1 FM or ) from 10 pm to midnight PST . DJ Sep has opened for a wide array of artists including Sly & Robbie, The Wailers, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Les Nubians, Rachid Taha, Afro Celt Sound System, Transglobal Underground, Angelique Kidjo, The Cinematic Orchestra, Nortec Collective, Issa Bagayogo, Habib Koite, and many more. For more information, please visit:

Today’s cross-cultural fusions often transcend both geography and genre, and whether it was fate or design that brought together Ablaye Cissoko and Volker Goetze, it is the listener who ultimately benefits. Despite any cultural barriers that separated them, Cissoko, the Senegalese griot singer and traditional West African 21-stringed kora player, and Goetze, the German-born, New York-based trumpeter discovered they had much in common, both musically and personally. Their commonalitiescan be heard on Sira, which is an album that reaffirms the maxim that music is the universal language. They appear tonight as part of their first USA tour together.

#2 Album, CMJ World Music Chart
"5 stars! Their serene dialogue, inspired by tradition and inventing a new vocabulary at the same time, is both thrilling and soothing." Mondomix France

"Cross-cultural fusion at its most sublime; Cissoko's keening vocals and cascading kora underpin much of the album, with Goetze weaving delicate yet sturdy lines (on trumpet) when inspiration strikes and Cissoko responding in kind...Delightful, mysterious, and indeed, ground breaking." - Jazzwise UK

“The music on this album is a revelation.” Songlines UK

The New Hope School Fundraiser in LA
Founded by Mike Fisher & Tiara Delgado, The New Hope School is a safe haven to prevent exploitation of Cambodian Children.

Music by NICKODEMUS& DJ BODO to get your body moving!

Suggested Donation $10 *
Includes a free Turntables on the Hudson CD*

Stay tuned for the exclusive downloadable EP by Nickodemus & Zeb at

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Afro Funke' Thursdays
1301 5th Street @ Arizona
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.451.2221 / 21+ (EVERYONE must have ID)
9pm - 2am / $10

*AFRO FUNKE' is now on Twitter! Please join us!!

OCTOBER 8, 2009
(Afrokinetic / NYC)
listening party w/ giveaways
live painting

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Please Support AFRICA LIVE!
Africa Live! is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, restore, and reinvigorate the Ghanaian music scene, creating public and industry awareness for its rich history and value, and commercial opportunities for artists and the community. Ghanaian international music star, Rocky Dawuni recognized the need to safeguard Ghana’s incredible music legacy. Through Africa Live! Dawuni plans to promote music education and appreciation in schools, provide schools and artists with access to instruments, venues and professional production assistance, and foster musical collaboration between the U.S. and Ghana.

We will have an Africa Live! donation box available at Afro Funke' each week.

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Grand Ole Opry goes pink Friday

The Grand Ole Opry is joining the fight against breast cancer this Friday, Oct. 2 with “Opry Goes Pink,” and it is getting some help from one of America’s favorite morning news program personalities. ABC’s “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts, herself a breast cancer survivor, will be on hand as a special guest announcer for a portion of the night’s first show, introducing acts as well as the Greater Nashville Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure® 2009 Honorary Survivor of the Year Tracie Shelby to the crowd.

On each of the night’s shows, Opry superstar Carrie Underwood will take the stage to “flip the switch,” turning the Opry’s signature barn backdrop pink in support of the groups Women Rock for the Cure and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

The shows will also include performances from Underwood, Terri Clark, Jo Dee Messina, Lorrie Morgan, Mindy Smith, and others as well as special activities recognizing breast cancer survivors and the continuing fight against the disease.

When fans mention the code OPRYPINK when ordering tickets via telephone or enter the same code when purchasing tickets online, $5 from the sale of those tickets will be donated to Women Rock for the Cure and the Greater Nashville affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Or, to participate in the donation with a “Night at the Opry” package including Opry tickets and room accommodations at Gaylord Opryland Resort, fans should refer to code GPINK.

Tickets and packages may be purchased by calling (800) SEE-OPRY. Tickets are also available at

About Robin Roberts
Robin Roberts is co-anchor of the Emmy Award-winning morning news program, “Good Morning America.” Her reporting routinely takes her around the globe. Prior to joining ABC News, Roberts was an anchor and reporter at ESPN. Her assignments included hosting "SportsCenter” and Women’s National Basketball Association games and specials. Roberts graduated cum laude from Southeastern Louisiana University with a BA in communications. She was the third all-time leading scorer and rebounder on the school’s women's basketball team. A chapter in her book, From the Heart: Eight Rules to Live By, chronicles her journey since being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007.

About the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. A uniquely American experience for more than 80 years, the Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and The syndicated weekly program America’s Opry Weekend airs on country radio stations across America and on the Armed Forces Radio Network. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a Nashville-based hospitality and entertainment company that also owns and operates Gaylord Hotels. For more information, visit or

About Women Rock For The Cure
WRFTC was founded in 2007 by four friends with ties to the music industry: Jensen Sussman, Liz Lee Schullo, Rebekah Lee Beard and Tara Austin who all met through the Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID), an organization for young music business professionals. With the support of SOLID, the girls set out to organize an all-female, writer-in-the round benefit concert – later called Women Rock For The Cure – to help raise awareness and funds for SOLID’s Race For The Cure team. Since then, WRFTC has worked to support the Greater Nashville affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure®, raising money and increasing breast cancer awareness locally. After two amazing years of standing-room-only concerts, the founders decided to make WRFTC a non-profit organization. With the group’s new status, WRFTC is pinker than ever and always rockin’ to reach the organization’s vision; WRFTC is committed to fighting breast cancer by utilizing the passion, creativity and strength of the entertainment industry to find inspiring ways to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Greater Nashville, as well as creating awareness programs for men and women of all ages. For more information, visit

About the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure—along with those who generously support us with their talent, time and resources—is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in our community. We join more than 100,000 breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Through events like the Komen Greater Nashville Race for the Cure, we have invested $2.5 Million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects in 11 counties over the past ten years. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Komen Greater Nashville Affiliate stay in the Nashville area while the remaining income goes to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Programs supporting research, awards and educational and scientific programs around the world. Join us by calling 615-383-0017 or visiting us online at

Frank Cano & Human Nature at Steamers Saturday

8:30 PM- 10:30 PM Shows
Call for Reservations 714-871 8800
FRANK CANO & Human Nature

Frank Cano - Trumpet ,
Benn Clatworthy - Sax
Pablo Coligero - Bari Sax ,
Fausto Cuevas - Congas
Larry Vazquez - Bass ,
Theo Saunders - Piano ,
Jorge Carbonell - Timbales

Trumpeter, composer, and arranger Frank Cano a native of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico received his music studies at California State University Long Beach and has gone on to perform with many diverse artist in The United Stated, Canada, Mexico and Asia.Frank performed for 3 years with legendary conguero Francisco Aguabella with Roberto Torres, Ralfi Pagan, Tony Orlando, Jose Feliciano, Marisela.

For three years Frank was the musical director for the Nosotros/Golden Eagle Awards Show. Frank's debut CD "A Beautiful Day/Un Lindo Dia" has been very well received in the U.S., Latin America and Europe.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Pasadena Museum of History offers free family program Oct. 11

Family Stories: A Celebration of Community
Sunday, October 11, 12:00-6:30 pm at Pasadena Museum of History

The public is invited to a special, free, community gathering featuring programs inspired by the exhibition Family Stories: Sharing a Community’s Legacy, on Sunday, October 11 from 12:00-6:30 pm at Pasadena Museum of History (470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena).

Music – Dance – Crafts Workshops - Storytelling

Visitors will enjoy continuous live entertainment starring:

· Pasadena-born dancer/singer Arthur Duncan, whose tap dancing routines on The Lawrence Welk Show beginning in 1964 made him a household name and a much-loved entertainer throughout the country;

· Mexican-American singer and guitarist Adriana Mejia with the Trio Tesorito;

· the Hosharian Brothers Band playing traditional Armenian music;

· the multi-ethnic theatre troupe We Tell Stories. WTS performances blend storytelling and audience participatory theatre to bring world folklore, fairy tales, literature, legends, and mythology to joyful life.

· and a hands-on crafts workshop with artist Helen Marish, who will help participants create their own “Family Treasure Boxes” to keep photos, postcards, recipes, greeting cards and other special treasures.

Free Preservation Packets
View the Family Stories exhibition and take home a free Preserving My Family Stories disc to help you learn to research, document and protect items of historic and sentimental value in your own family. Visit information tables to learn about other Southern California cultural institutions that explore ethnic diversity. Complimentary refreshments will spotlight tastes of ethnic specialties.

Community Discussion
From 5:00 to 6:30 pm, Pasadena Star-News Public Editor, Larry Wilson, will moderate a panel/community discussion about the exhibition. This event will take place in the Avery Dennison Auditorium, adjacent to the Museum's parking lot.
A Celebration of Community is sponsored by the Paloheimo Foundation, the Ann Peppers Foundation, and the United States Census 2010.

TICKETS: Free; no reservations necessary. For additional information visit or call 626.577.1660, ext. 10.

Dierks Bentley and CMT offering free song download to benefit Children's Miracle Network

In celebration of his partnership with CMT ONE COUNTRY, multi-platinum recording singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley is offering a free download of the inspirational “Beautiful World” featuring Patty Griffin on beginning today. Bentley is offering this free download to fans to raise awareness about his nationwide “Miles & Music For Kids” fundraiser, which is sponsored by CMT ONE COUNTRY and benefits local hospitals in the Children’s Miracle Network.

”This is definitely one of my favorite songs, not just from the last album, but probably that I’ve ever written and recorded,” explains Bentley. “The whole premise is that if you watch the news or read the headlines, there is a lot of really negative stuff happening out there that can pull you down, but if you choose to follow the good and believe in something better, then it is a ‘Beautiful World.’”

The free download of Bentley’s “Beautiful World” is available here:

Bentley’s “Miles & Music For Kids” fundraiser is expanding to six markets, with events taking place in Nashville, Tenn.; Bentley’s hometown of Phoenix, Ariz.; Seattle, Wa.; Atlanta, Ga.; Dallas, Texas and Chicago, Ill. in 2009 and 2010; all proceeds from these events will benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in those areas.

This year’s kick off event will be held at Nashville’s Riverfront Park on Sunday, October 11 and will feature performances by Bentley and Capitol Nashville label-mates Darius Rucker and Eric Church along with Wynonna, Heidi Newfield and Michelle Branch. The Nashville event will once again benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children's Miracle Network hospital.

For more information about this partnership, visit

Barry Big Be Brenner performances

Barry Big B Brenner
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The Elephant Bar : Santa Barbara
Final 2009 Wednesday Night
September 30th, 6-9pm
521 Firestone Road
(805) 964-0779

Firefly Bistro
Thursday Night BLUES
October 1st 6-9pm
Sunday BLUES Brunch
October 4th 11am-2pm
1009 El Centro Street
(626) 441-2443

For a Complete List of Big B’s Upcoming Shows, Go to...

Paramore's new tunes now on MTV Unplugged site

Paramore fans eagerly awaiting the release of their 3rd album, “Brand New Eyes,” coming out tomorrow, can check out a raw, stripped-down musical performance from the power-pop-punk fivesome as they make their MTV Unplugged debut today.

Fans can tune-in to the MTV Unplugged site ( to catch exclusive performances off the new album (listed below), watch interviews and check out behind-the-scenes photos of the session. Clips of the performance will also be featured on-air in MTV’s AMTV music block all week.

Unplugged, which made its digital comeback this summer featuring songstress Adele, indie rockers Silversun Pickups and Baltimore pop-punk band All Time Low, will feature an upcoming performance later this fall by Katie Perry.

Mark Stuart and the Bastard Sons to tour in support of new album

Mark Stuart and The Bastard Sons are kicking it into gear for the fall, with the release this week of the band's brand new CD Bend In The Road, and a tour that begins with a free performance on Friday October 2 for the troops, personnel and visitors to the Air Show at Miramar Marine Corps base in San Diego.

The annual event draws more than half a million spectators over three days. The band performs at the Legends Sports Bar (on a special outdoor stage) at 7 pm. The show is open to the public.

Mark Stuart, the voice and vision of acclaimed alt-country/roots rock outfit Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash is leading the way with his new group Mark Stuart and The Bastard Sons. The Lincoln Journal Star called Bend In The Road "...the best country record...this year," while national music magazine Blurt, said, "Stuart exhibits the grit and the spit to keep the act convincing, and with rousing, rollicking barnburners like "Restless Ramblin' Man," "When Love Comes A Callin'" and "Gone Like a Raven" providing the fodder, their unflinching blue collar credo gets full venting."

Fans can expect no less from the live show, a toe-tapping, boot-scootin' affair that burns up the road with a high-octane groove in the spirit of Country Outlaws Willie, Waylon, Merle, and the Man in Black. A recent live review in the Santa Barbara News Press commented: "Bands like [Mark Stuart and The Bastard Sons] are the reason country music is still vital...The group takes a classic sound, writes great original songs and plays the hell out of them."

Mark Stuart and The Bastard Sons on Tour
Oct. 2-7PM
San Diego, CA
Miramar Air Show

Oct. 3-9PM
San Diego, CA
Tio Leos

Oct. 4-5PM
Los Angeles, CA
Redwood Bar (Americana Brunch)

Oct. 9-8PM
Bakersfield, CA

Oct. 24-9PM
Denton, TX
Texas 8 Ball

Oct. 27-8PM
San Antonio, TX
Radio Free Texas

Oct. 29-9PM
Saybrook, IL
Shady Nook

Oct. 30-8PM
Chicago, IL
Horse Shoe

Oct. 31-8PM
Cudahy, WI
Vnuk's Lounge*

Nov. 6-9PM
Santa Fe, NM
Cowgirl Hall of Fame

Nov. 7-8PM
Cave Creek, AZ
Harrold's Corral

Nov. 14-8PM
Tyler, TX
Sacred Spur

Nov. 19-9PM
Eugene, OR
Sam Bond's Garage^

Nov. 20-10PM
Seattle, WA
The Hwy 99 Blues Club

Nov. 22-9PM
Portland, OR
Dante's Inferno

Nov. 27-10PM
Arlington, VA

Nov. 28-10PM
New York, NY
Rodeo Bar**

Nov. 29-9PM
Asbury Park, NJ
The Saint**

Dec. 3-9PM
Dayton, OH
Canal St Tavern**

Dec. 4-9PM
Knoxville, TN
4620 Reinvented**

Dec. 5-9PM
Black Mountain, NC
The Watershed**

Dec. 31-9PM
Conroe, TX
Town Hall Texas

*w/Wayne "The Train" Hancock and guests
^w/Old Canes

**w/Wink Keziah

More dates coming soon

Check for latest updates

Ioannis amd Dangerous Age launch art Web site


Ioannis and Dangerous Age have just launched their new website, that features in-depth galleries, videos, biography, and much more. Of particular interest will be the gallery section, in which Ioannis talks about the art he has created for the various rock acts he has worked for in the last 25 years (and includes samples to check out).

Also of interest - especially to the hardcore collector - Ioannis has put quite a few of his original paintings up for sale - URIAH HEEP, QUIET RIOT, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, BON JOVI, and much more.

Fates Warning's AWAKEN THE GUARDIAN has already sold for $45,000.00 (and the back cover for $20,000.00), while Lynyrd Skynyrd sold for $20,000.00 as well.


Deastro to tour in support of new album

Deastro Plays LOS ANGELES At The Echo on 11.24 With Max Tundra
Release "Tone Adventure #3" Single And
"Greens, Grays And Nordics (I Am Robot And Proud Remix)"
"Moondagger" Out NOW On Ghostly International

The title of Deastro's "Tone Adventure #3" may evoke a "working title"-like looseness--why name a song when you can simply number it?--but the track itself is one of Moondagger's tightest. "Tone Adventure #3" is an archetypal Deastro song, as Randolph Chabot sprints through catchy, melodic passages with maniacal conviction, howling about feet being "strapped to cannon balls" from behind a wall of computer-generated atmosphere.

In keeping with its title, "Tone Adventure #3" is more psychedelic than much of Moondagger, warping its instruments into unrecognizable, mutant sound-entities. Glockenspiels, spy-movie guitars, orchestral stabs, and alien ray guns all make appearances--as they should in any good adventure.

On "Tone Adventure #3"'s B-side, Toronto electro producer I Am Robot And Proud remixes Moondagger's "Greens, Grays, and Nordics" into a joyous, MIDI-fueled daydream. The song's previously sinister tone gets the lo-fi electronics treatment from the Robot's gleeful presets--the re-harmonized final chorus alone is worth the price of admission.

Randolph Chabot has been making albums since he was 12 years old -- now, at 22, the Detroit-based musician known as Deastro is ready for his close-up. "Vermillion Plaza" the second single from Deastro's upcoming full-length debut Moondagger, miniaturizes the album's best assets and shoots them out of a cannon. Plucky synth arpeggios, end-of-the-world choruses, joyously careening melody lines--it's all there, squashed into a life-affirming three minutes and 50 seconds. When Chabot pleads for contact, singing, "Would you be my son / 'cause all of mine have died?," it's less a cry of self-pity than an exhilarating salute to the power of human connection.

Recently, Chicago-based photographer/videographer James P. Morse--a longtime friend and collaborator of Ghostly's--followed Chabot around Detroit for a day and edited the footage into "Ghostly Presents: Deastro," a video profile whose warm, colorful aesthetic matches Chabot's energy and positivity to a T. Chabot putters around his Detroit home, visits his favorite bookstore, gushes about Isaac Asimov and Simone de Beauvoir, and plays a sweaty, packed show with his band. It's a loving portrait of an artist who stays true to his beliefs, staying passionate, engaged, and creative in all of his endeavors.Deastro's full-band debut, Moondagger, arrived on June 23rd, on Ghostly International.

UK Tour Dates
9.14 Bristol, UK @ Thekla
09.15 Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy (Liverpool)
09.16 Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
09.18 Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy (Newcastle)
09.19 Edinburgh, UK @ Cabaret Voltaire
09.20 Glasgow, UK @ King Tut's
09.21 Belfast, UK @ Spring & Airbrake
09.22 Dublin, UK @ The Academy
09.24 Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
09.25 Nottingham, UK @ Bodega Social Club
09.26 Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy (Birmingham)
09.27 Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy (Oxford)
09.28 Norwich, UK @ Arts Centre09.29 London, UK @ Scala
10.01 Brighton, UK @ Digital

CMJ Dates (More TBA)
10.21 New York, NY @ Santos Party House
10.23 New York, NY @ TBA
10.24 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge US Tour Dates
11.05 Chicago @ Schubas - Max Tundra HL
11.07 Detroit @ Magic Stick - Deastro HL
11.08 Toronto @ The Drake - Max Tundra HL
11.09 Montreal @ Lambi - Deastro HL
11.10 Boston @ Great Scott - Max Tundra HL
11.11 New York @ Mercury Lounge - Deastro HL
11.12 Washington DC @ DC9 - Max Tundra HL
11.13 Baltimore @ Metro Gallery - Deastro HL
11.14 Philadelphia @ Kung Fu Necktie - Max Tundra HL
11.16 Atlanta @ Drunken Unicorn - Deastro HL
11.18 Austin @ Mohawk - Max Tundra HL
11.19 Dallas @ The Cavern - Free Energy HL
11.20 Kansas CIty @ Czar Bar - Max Tundra HL
11.21 Denver @ Larimer Lounge - Deastro HL
11.22 Salt Lake City @ Urban Lounge - Max Tundra HL
11.24 LA @ Echo - Deastro HL
11.25 San Francisco @ Bottom of the HIll - Max Tundra HL
11.27 Portland @ Doug Fir - Deastro HL
11.28 Seattle @ Nectar - Max Tundra HL
11.29 Vancouver @ Media Club - Deastro HL

The 88 at Spaceland Tuesday

Just a reminder that The 88's Tuesday night residency at Spaceland, presented by Filter, comes to a conclusion tomorrow night. Come on out and join the party!

The blowout lineup:
9p - Oh Darling
10p - Quazar and the Bamboozled
11p - The 88
12a - Pierre de Reeder

Check out The 88 on KNBC News (aired Wednesdsay, Sept 23):

The 88 ( )
09/29 @ Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA (Residency)

Brookville (w/The Postmarks except where noted)
09/29 @ Hotel Utah, San Francisco, CA *(Broken Lights release date)
10/02 @ Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA
10/05 @ Hi Dive, Denver, CO
10/06 @ The B Side Lounge, Boulder CO
10/08 @ Emo's Inside, Austin, TX
10/09 @ Mink, Houston, TX
10/11 @ Czar Bar, Kansas City, MO
10/12 @ Pops Blue Moon, St. Louis, MO
10/13 @ Double Door, Chicago, IL
10/14 @ Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
10/15 @ Radio Radio, Indianapolis IN
10/16 @ Southgate House, Newport, KY
10/17 @ Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
10/20 @ The North Star, Philadelphia PA
10/25 @ IOTA Club & Café, Arlington, VA
10/26 @ The Pour House, Charleston, SC
10/27 @ Live Wire Music Hall, Savannah, GA
10/29 @ Lenny’s Bar, Atlanta, GA
11/07 @ Mercury Lounge, New York NY (w/Tahiti 80)

Dengue Fever (
10/30 @ The Broad Stage, Santa Monica, CA

Mumiy Troll (
10/02 @ The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza, New York, NY
10/03 @ Café Nine, New Haven, CT
10/04 @ Jerky’s Live Music Hall, Providence, RI
10/05 @ Middle East Downstairs, Boston, MA
10/06 @ Pearl Street, Northampton, MA
10/08 @ Les Saints, Montreal, Quebec CANADA
10/09 @ Babylon, Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
10/10 @ MOD Club, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
10/11 @ The Pike Room @ Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI
10/12 @ Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
10/14 @ Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago, IL
10/16 @ First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
10/17 @ Slowdown, Omaha, NE
10/18 @ Record Bar, Kansas City, MO
10/20 @ Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
10/21 @ Urban Lounge, Salt Lake, City, UT
10/23 @ Starlite Room, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
10/24 @ The Den, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
10/25 @ Teatro De Ciudad, Mexico City, Mexico (with Omar Torres)
10/27 @ Cervantino International Festival, Guanajuato, Mexico (with Omar Torres)
10/28 @ Berbati’s Pan, Portland, OR
10/29 @ The Independent, San Francisco, CA
10/30 @ Key Club, Los Angeles, CA
11/02 @ The Casbah, San Diego, CA
11/03 @ Martini Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ
11/05 @ Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
11/06 @ Emo’s Alternative Lounge - Inside, Austin, TX (with Electric Six)
11/07 @ Meridian, Houston, TX.
11/09 @ Republic, New Orleans, LA
11/10 @ Club Downunder, Tallahassee, FL
11/14 @ The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
11/16 @ Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
11/17 @ Canal Club Downstairs’ Lounge, Richmond, VA
11/18 @ Black Cat, Washington, DC
11/19 @ Theater of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
11/22 @ Chop Suey, Seattle WA