June 2008

June 7th, 2008
by Celtic Bob

Innerpartysystem issue Chocolate 7"

Some of you may have heard but for those who havent, Innerpartysystem is releasing a 7 of their single Dont Stop in the UK, and its on chocolate and fully functional! The Pennsylvanian group will become the first band to ever release their single on chocolate, and have limited the run to 100 copies.

Here is a video of the vinyl being played and eaten, great music and a great snack.

More on Innerpartysystem

www.innerpartysystem.com

www.myspace.com/innerpartysystem

www.innerpartysystem.imeem.com

Source: www.forthewinmedia.com


Original Shredder GREG HOWE Releases SOUND PROOF

On June 24th, Greg Howe will release his latest studio album, Sound Proof, through Tone Center Records.  Sound Proof holds a raw energy element as well as a more of a spontaneous quality to it. Keeping the music organic a lot of the material was assembled, and in some cases written in the studio. “The guitar tone is definitely more edgy and organic sounding on this record,” states Howe. “It’s not quite as polite and compressed, but at the same time the overall sonic production is by far the best yet. It’s a very modern production.”

Wanting to connect the music with the masses, Howe’s main focus for this record was to convey something that’s relatable through the abstract language called music. “This time I really wanted to expand upon methods by experimenting more with sounds and tones as opposed to focusing primarily on intense composition and technique,” explains Howe. “Of course there’s still plenty of that to go around on this CD, but it’s delivered in a more relaxed manner… this album is fun sounding… less urgent.”

Howe was a leader in the shredding scene of the 90’s before becoming one of the top jazz/fusion guitarists in the world and has influenced some of the most talented players on the scene today. His first record was critically acclaimed by the guitar cognoscenti and voted by readers of Guitar Player Magazine as one of the best two records of that year. Howe’s solo albums have always been laden with musical integrity and have gained a significantly growing audience as the name Greg Howe has become synonymous with modern musical virtuosity.

Howe continues to prove that he truly is one of rock n’ rolls most amazing and versatile guitarists. Being an enormously gifted player, Howe combines elements of rock, blues and Latin music with jazz influences resulting in a stylized fusion sound. This record’s focus is Howe’s highly technical, yet very melodic, guitar style that has established him as one of the most innovative guitar instrumentalists of our time and a true guitarist’s guitarist. On Sound proof, Howe has assembled a hot band that has gelled together to create a freshly unified sound. This record is a veritable smorgasbord of hot chops as each player never fails to impress on these awesome jazz/rock/fusion compositions.

For more information please go to www.greghowe.com or www.shrapnelrecords.com

Source: www.vqpr.com


Old 97’s Featured in new FUSE Commercial campaign

Recognize that song? The current FUSE TV campaign (called "Soulmates") features one of the most popular bands in alt-country: The Old 97’s with their song "Question".

Look for the campaign on air all over your TV (not just on FUSE).


The song, which came out on the 2001 Old 97’s release, Satellite Rides, has also been featured on the hit TV series Scrubs, as well as ED TV.


SEE THE BAND TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES Amoeba Records In-Store on Sunset at 6pm.

ON TOUR:

June 26 Waterfest Concert Series – Oshkosh, Wisconsin

June 27 Schenley Plaza – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

June 28 Summerfest – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

July 4 Taste of Chicago Fest – Chicago, Illinois

July 18 Floore Country Store – Helotes, Texas

July 19 House Of Blues – New Orleans, Louisiana

July 21 WorkPlay Theatre – Birmingham, Alabama

July 22 Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, Georgia

July 23 Mercy Lounge – Nashville, Tennessee

July 24 The Orange Peel – Asheville, North Carolina

July 25 The Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, North Carolina

July 26 Moore Square Park – Raleigh, North Carolina

July 27 Toads Place – Richmond – Richmond, Virginia

July 29 9:30 Club – Washington, Washington DC

July 30 The Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

July 31 Bottle & Cork – Dewey Beach, Delaware

Aug 1 Webster Hall – New York, New York

Aug 2 The Wellfleet Beachcomber – Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Sept 1 Bumbershoot Festival – Seattle, Washington

Sept 27 Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, Texas

The new album, Blame it on Gravity is out now!

Source: www.forthewinmedia.com


SOUND AND FURY – VIDEO-TOUR AND DEBUT CD – dates in Canada with AIRBOURNE

SOUND AND FURY SUPPORT SELF-TITLED RELEASE WITH LIVE DATES WITH LESS THAN JAKE AND AIRBOURNE AND DEBUT VIDEO FOR "18" ONLINE

Toronto Canada’s Sound and Fury is undeniably all about the rock, as heard throughout their self-titled debut full-length album, ‘Sound and Fury,’ due June 24th via Rebel Youth Records/MRI-RED Distribution.  And the group’s live show is just as in-your-face –a point which will surely be proven when the group hits the road in the U.S. with Less Than Jake in July, and in Canada with Airbourne the following month.  Lead singer Luke Metcalf exclaims, "Less Than Jake are a great band  and we’re really, really excited – these shows should be high voltage!  We’re totally psyched to appear on the same stage as Airbourne and stand up for the wildest, wickedest, most kick ass thing ever created by humans – rock n’ roll. This is going to be a fucking rampage!"

Sound and Fury (which also includes guitarists Daz and Griffin, bassist John Kerns, and drummer Chris Avalos) is all about power chords, no-bullshit rock ‘n roll, and total sonic assault, as evidenced by the

lead-off turbo-charged single and video from ‘Sound and Fury,’ "18." To view the video for "18"  online, go to http://www.soundandfury.com/rebelyouth/videos.htm.

The Sammy Ray Welch-directed video shoot for "18" recently took place in an abandoned police station in Toronto, and featured lighting design input from A.J. Pen, who is known for his work with Linkin Park.  "It was a blast!" blares out vocalist Luke Metcalf. "We shot it in an abandoned cop shop and got totally wasted."  "We are all huge fans of 1970’s rock and punk. AC/DC were at their peak

between ’76-’80, same with The Ramones, The Sex Pistols and The  Misfits, and of course Zeppelin and Sabbath were at their best earlier in the decade.

This music was ferocious! Dangerous! That’s what we’re all about, creating no-bullshit rock n’ roll to get down and dirty and party your ass off to!"

In addition to perfectly capturing their raw power on album, the group has been gaining fans by the truckload by also opening up for  Canada’s leading pop-punk band, Sum 41, throughout the great white north (as well as the U.K.). The group plays stripped down straight up rock n’ roll and was praised by PunkTV.ca for "combining iconoclastic AC/DC  thunder, Misfits brooding, the raw impetuousness of the Pistols and  the charismatic anthemic song styling’s of the Ramones.

Metcalf promises that Sound and Fury will never attempt to "save the world" with their music. But rather, will continue to party and rock as

hard as humanly possible.  "We don’t take ourselves that seriously. This is about going out and  getting crazy, for kids who want to go out and have a good time. I  wanna party with the kids who live for rock n roll – no bullshit, down ‘n dirty, ferocious rock ‘n roll. People who really sincerely live for that music and don’t give a shit about anything else. Basically I write about myself; who I am, what I’ve experienced. I write about what its like to be a wild wolf living in a culture of sheep."

That said, the forthcoming Sound and Fury Airbourne pairing is bound to be one wicked rock n’ roll party!

Less Than Jake/Sound and Fury tour dates:

July 16th New Orleans – HOB

July 17th Houston – Meridian

July 18th Dallas – HOB

July 20th Denver – Gothic Theatre

Airbourne/Sound And Fury tour dates:

August 20th  Quebec City – Imperial de Quebec

August 21st  Montreal – Le National

August 22nd Kitchener – Elements

August 24th  London – Cowboys Ranch

August 27th  Winnipeg – Garrick Centre

August 28th  Saskatoon  – Odeon Events Centre

August 29th  Edmonton – Event Centre

August 31st  Vancouver – Commodore Ballroom

September 2nd – Victoria – Sugar

For more information, visit:

www.soundandfury.com

Source: www.chipsterpr.com


DR. DOG to release "Fate" on July 22nd

Philadelphia’s Dr. Dog will release their fifth album, Fate on July 22nd. The record’s 11 tracks were recorded and produced by the band at Meth Beach Studios in Philadelphia, and mixed by Bill Moriarty and the band at The Studio, also in Philly. The album can be pre-ordered beginning June 24th at www.drdogmusic.com

Fate is the record Dr. Dog were destined to make, a timeless yet contemporary distillation of the band’s open-armed, big-hearted sound taken to new heights of craft and creativity. Inventive, magnificently realized, and absolutely irresistible, the Park The Van Records release (via Fontana North distribution) sees the Philadelphia-based quintet filtering the gamut of American popular music into its own idiosyncratic brand of blue-eyed, dilated-pupil soul.  Songs like “Hang On” and “Uncovering the Old” delve deep into the mysteries of life and love, offering bittersweet and buoyant reflections into the very nature of our human condition.  As ever, Dr. Dog makes magic from an enduring pop palette of intricate harmonies, shape-shifting melodies, and ramshackle audio ingenuity – all presented through the band’s slightly skewed and utterly individualistic outlook.

 

Fate is the follow up to 2007’s critically-acclaimed We All Belong, a major stepping stone for the band both commercially and artistically that made Blender Magazine’s Top 10 Albums of 2007 and was also Rolling Stone’s #39 album of the year.

 

Since the band’s inception in 2002 they have made an impact on the indie rock scene with a string of well-received albums, an appearance on Conan O’Brien, slots at major music festivals and high-profile tours with the likes of My Morning Jacket, The Strokes and The Black Keys. The band also toured with Wilco, whose front man Jeff Tweedy praised them saying: “Almost everything about Dr. Dog and the way they sound draws on my favorite stuff on earth.”

 

Dr. Dog are already on tour in support of Fate and will continue to throughout 2008.

Source: www.themusebox.net


The Saw Doctors Announce Summer US Tour with First-Ever show at NYC’s Governors Island

West Ireland based super group The Saw Doctors announce 13-city United States Summer Tour for August 2008.  Direct from a string of successful UK Festival dates and their first-ever block of European club dates — a sure sign of positive and continued growth for the band — the Saw Doctors arrive stateside on Thursday, August 7 in Lowell, MA to headline the Boarding House Park Summer Music Series. 

The tightly routed tour continues on with noteworthy outdoor festival-style performances including Governors Island , New York City and two nights at the Milwaukee Irish Fest. The final night of the tour, Sunday, August 24, sees the band wrap up their Summer 2008 US Swing with a headlining performance at the Buffalo Irish Festival in upstate New York. A combination of indoor and outdoor shows have been selected to provide fans the opportunity to experience a singular, summertime, Saw Doctors show.

“…a fan base…that has been compared to the Grateful Deads in its dedication.., the Saw Doctors take pride in never playing the same set twice.”

The Washington Post

“The Saw Doctors capped a grand grand-opening weekend for the Hanover by performing a knockout, two-hour show that simply demanded people leave their seats, dance around and generally whoop it up as best they could.”

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Summer 2008 Highlights:

Aug 9: The Metro NY Balloon & Music Festival 2008 (Long Island, NY) is New York’s most comprehensive entertainment event in the tri-state region  and attracts more than 120,000 attendees. Hosted by the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, this event fulfills its mission to “Reach for the Sky” by offering a spectacular family friendly festival. The entertainment lineup featuring The Saw Doctors live in concert, also includes Extreme Sports, Custom & Classic Car Showcases, 35 signature Hot Air Balloons and much more.

Aug 16-17: Milwaukee Irish Fest (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), more than a festival, this annual event celebrates all aspects of Irish culture and seeks to instill in future generations an appreciation of Irish heritage. The Saw Doctors two-night appearance is part of the list of ‘Returning Favorites’ along with other notable performers Eileen Ivers, Gaelic Storm and Seven Nations.

Aug-23: New York City–Special Event: The Governors Island Concert Series (Governors Island, NY) the inaugural edition of a rain-or-shine, all-ages music series on beautiful Governors Island, located only 800 yards off of Lower Manhattan. The GICS is a groundbreaking event: one of the first-ever large-scale performance events to take place on historic Governors Island.  A bit off the beaten track for Saw Doctors regulars, this unique location will be a fantastic outdoor experience that will naturally lend itself towards the party atmosphere that befits a true Saw Doctors show.


“The Saw Doctors sing earnest, folk–rocking anthems of small–town life “for those who feel they’ve been mistreated/Discriminated, robbed or cheated.“ In Ireland their populism has brought them a huge national following; even in New York City, there should be plenty of voices with brogues singing along."

Jon Pareles The New York Times

 

“…working-class rockers who like to down a pint or two at the end of the day — just like their fans.”

Cleveland Scene

The award winning Galway band has made more than 55 successful trips to the USA since their first visit in 1991, including the recent March 2008 string of US dates celebrating their rarities release That Takes The Biscuit – 23 Assorted Tracks by The Saw Doctors’ where the band played to sold out crowds from D.C. to Boston including a St Patrick’s Day two-night celebration at NYC’s Nokia Theatre.

Now in their twentieth year as a touring band their career highlights include the 2008 Meteor Irish Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, three Irish Number One singles, a UK Top Ten album and consistently sold out shows in over 10 different countries including the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Holland and the UK. The Saw Doctors revolve around the songwriting partnership of Davy Carton (Vocals) and Leo Moran (Guitars).  On stage line-up also includes former Waterboy, Anthony Thistlethwaite (Bass Guitar, Saxophone), Kevin Duffy (Keyboards, Vocals), Eimhin Cradock (Drums, Vocals).


DATE                            CITY/STATE                VENUE

 

Thursday August 7            Lowell, MA                    Summer Music Festival

Friday August 8                Northampton, MA            Look Park

Saturday August 9            Long Island, NY              The Metro NY Balloon & Music Fest

Sunday August 10            Troy, NY                         Revolution Hall

Tuesday August 12            Londonderry, NH          Tupelo Music Hall

Wednesday August 13        Cohasset MA                South Shore Music Circus

Thursday August 14            Hyannis MA                Cape Cod Melody Tent

Saturday August 16            Milwaukee, WI             Irish Fest

Sunday August 17            Milwaukee, WI               Irish Fest

Tuesday August 19            Ortley Beach, NJ            Surf Club

Wednesday August 20        Alexandria VA             Birchmere Bandstand

Friday August 22                Cleveland, OH                House of Blues

Saturday August 23            New York, NY            Governor’s Island

Sunday August 24                Buffalo, NY                Irish Festival

Source: www.vermillionmediagroup.com


SLIPKNOT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM TITLE "ALL HOPE IS GONE"

Slipknot, the Grammy Award winning hard rock machine from Des Moines, IA is back. The band will release its fourth album, All Hope is Gone, on Roadrunner Records on August 26, 2008. The album was recorded this spring in Slipknot’s home state and is co-produced by the band and Dave Fortman.

“The nine” will spend their summer laying waste to arenas in North America as they headline the first annual Rock Star Energy Mayhem Festival , with Canada’s only stop coming on August 8th at Toronto’s Downsview Park. As Slipknot’s first tour in three years, these dates are sure to bring the band’s legion of diehard fans, affectionately dubbed "maggots," out in full force.

All Hope is Gone is more of a statement than a record. Corey Taylor comments, "Every album we have made is a statement about that space in time. I think this era is the most mature, most beautiful and the most powerful. We have made an album that will show the road behind, the road ahead, and where we are as men. I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever made. And I challenge anyone to prove me wrong."

The album promises to blend elements of 2004’s Vol 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and 2001’s Iowa, while adding a perspective, freshness and depth that only three years apart can bring.  The albums title track, "All Hope Is Gone" will be available digitally on June 24th, while the first official single “Psychosocial” will be delivered to radio on June 30 and can be purchased digitally on July 1. A complete track listing will be announced shortly.

Slipknot is the ever-evolving definitive voice in hard rock music who have ammassed sales in excess of 500,000 records in Canada alone. They are pioneers of an alternative metal scene, where scarring riffs and thunderous percussion are punctuated by vocals, which seamlessly shift from brutal to melodic within a breath. The band’s previous studio albums, Slipknot, Iowa, Vol.3:(The Subliminal Verses) have all been certified platinum or better .  All of the bands DVD releases, Welcome to Our Neighborhood, Disasterpieces and Voliminal: Inside the Nine are certified double platinum or better while the double live 9.0: Live is rapidly approached gold certification.  

Source: www.roadrunnerrecords.ca


SOUND AND FURY Video, Tour AND Debut CD

Toronto Canada’s Sound and Fury is undeniably all about the rock, as heard throughout their self-titled debut full-length album, ‘Sound and Fury,’ due June 24th via Rebel Youth Records/MRI-RED Distribution.  And the group’s live show is just as in-your-face – a point which will surely be proven when the group hits the road in the U.S. with Less Than Jake in July, and in Canada with Airbourne the following month.  Lead singer Luke Metcalf exclaims, "Less Than Jake are a great band  and we’re really, really excited – these shows should be high voltage!  We’re totally psyched to appear on the same stage as Airbourne and  stand up for the wildest, wickedest, most kick ass thing ever created by humans – rock n’ roll. This is going to be a fucking rampage!"

Sound and Fury (which also includes guitarists Daz and Griffin, bassist John Kerns, and drummer Chris Avalos) is all about power chords, no-bullshit rock ‘n roll, and total sonic assault, as evidenced by the lead-off turbo-charged single and video from ‘Sound and Fury,’ "18." To view the video for "18"  online, go to http://www.soundandfury.com/rebelyouth/videos.htm.

The Sammy Ray Welch-directed video shoot for "18" recently took place in an abandoned police station in Toronto, and featured lighting design input from A.J. Pen, who is known for his work with Linkin Park.  "It was a blast!" blares out vocalist Luke Metcalf. "We shot it in an abandoned cop shop and got totally wasted."  "We are all huge fans of 1970’s rock and punk. AC/DC were at their peak between ’76-’80, same with The Ramones, The Sex Pistols and The  Misfits, and of course Zeppelin and Sabbath were at their best earlier in the decade.

This music was ferocious! Dangerous! That’s what we’re all about, creating no-bullshit rock n’ roll to get down and dirty and party your ass off to!"

In addition to perfectly capturing their raw power on album, the group has been gaining fans by the truckload by also opening up for  Canada’s leading pop-punk band, Sum 41, throughout the great white north (as well as the U.K.).  The group plays stripped down straight up rock n’ roll and was praised by PunkTV.ca for "combining iconoclastic AC/DC  thunder, Misfits brooding, the raw impetuousness of the Pistols and  the charismatic anthemic song styling’s of the Ramones.

Metcalf promises that Sound and Fury will never attempt to "save the world" with their music. But rather, will continue to party and rock as hard as humanly possible.  "We don’t take ourselves that seriously. This is about going out and  getting crazy, for kids who want to go out and have a good time. I  wanna party with the kids who live for rock n roll – no bullshit, down ‘n dirty, ferocious rock ‘n roll. People who really sincerely live for that music and don’t give a shit about anything else. Basically I write about myself; who I am, what I’ve experienced. I write about what its like to be a wild wolf living in a culture of sheep."

That said, the forthcoming Sound and Fury Airbourne pairing is bound to be one wicked rock n’ roll party!

Less Than Jake/Sound and Fury tour dates:

July 16th New Orleans – HOB

July 17th Houston – Meridian

July 18th Dallas – HOB

July 20th Denver – Gothic Theatre

Airbourne/Sound And Fury tour dates:

August 20th  Quebec City – Imperial de Quebec August 21st  Montreal – Le National August 22nd Kitchener – Elements August 24th  London – Cowboys Ranch August 27th  Winnipeg – Garrick Centre August 28th  Saskatoon  – Odeon Events Centre August 29th  Edmonton – Event Centre August 31st  Vancouver – Commodore Ballroom

September 2nd – Victoria – Sugar

For more information, visit:

www.soundandfury.com

Source: www.chipsterpr.com


Sevendust Video Premiere For "Prodigal Son"

The video for "Prodigal Son," the first single off Sevendust’s new album Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow will be premiered today through Sunday the 22nd on Music Choice. Music Choice, the most popular On Demand music network in the country, will make the video accessible by millions of digital cable users across the country – including Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Cablevision, and Verizon FiOS subscribers.  Sevendust’s "Prodigal Son" will also be available to high speed Internet / broadband customers with access to Music Choice’s free broadband music site. 

 

Jump started by the return of original guitar player Clint Lowery to the band, Sevendust have been on the road non-stop since the release of Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow in April. The band’s current live attack is as ferocious as ever and they’ll continue to be road warriors this summer with performances at Milwaukee’s Summerfest and select dates with Godsmack, Alter Bridge, Tantric, Nonpoint and one stop on OZZFEST in Texas. Full list of confirmed dates are below. Sevendust will head overseas to perform for the US Armed Forces in Germany, Kuwait and Afghanistan for the first two weeks of July.

 

Sevendust’s 7th studio album Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow is out now on 7Bros. Records in conjunction with Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group. The album features guest appearances from Chris Daughtry and Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy from Alter Bridge. Albums are available upon request.

 

Confirmed Tour Dates:

6/21  – The Pavilion at Concrete St.  Corpus Christi, Texas

6/22  – Meridian  Houston, Texas

6/24  – Cains Ballroom  Tulsa, Oklahoma

6/26  – Canopy Club  Urbana, Illinois

6/27  – Milwaukee Summerfest 2008 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

6/28  – Harpo’s  Detriot, Michigan

7/26  – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center w/ Godsmack, Tantric, Evans Blue, and Silvertide  Darien Center, New York

7/27  – Saratoga Performing Arts Center w/ Godsmack, Alter Bridge  Saratoga Springs, New York

7/29  – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel w/ Alter Bridge  Providence, Rhode Island

7/30  – Webster Theatre w/ Alter Bridge  Hartford, Connecticut

7/31  – Rams Head Live w/ Nonpoint, Soulidium  Baltimore, Maryland

8/1    – The TLA w/ Nonpoint, Soulidium  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

8/2    – Bogarts w/ Nonpoint, Soulidium  Cincinnati, Ohio

8/4    – The Swamp w/ Nonpoint, Soulidium  Ft. Walton Beach FL, Florida

8/5    – House of Blues w/ Nonpoint, Soulidium  Lake Buena Vista

8/6    – Tabernacle w/ Alter Bridge, Soulidium  Atlanta, Georgia

8/8    – House of Blue w/ Nonpoint, Soulidium  New Orleans, Louisiana

8/9    – OZZFEST 2008 Pizza Hut Park  Frisco, Texas

8/22  – Greyhound Park & Events Center  Post Falls, Idaho

Source: www.ilgpress.com


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH TO APPEAR ON ROCKLINE JUNE 23

The Los Angeles-based Five Finger Death Punch will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE on Monday night June 23 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to call in to speak with the band at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com <http://www.rocklineradio.com/> .

The band is currently #15 on the Active Rock radio charts with their latest single, “Never Enough.” FFDP’s previous single, “The Bleeding,”

stayed in the Active Rock Top 10 for six weeks. “Never Enough” is getting great airplay all over the country, including WIIL/Chicago, KEGL/Dallas, WRIF/Detroit, KISW/Seattle, KUPD/Phoenix, KXXR/Minneapolis, KBPI/Denver, KOMP/Las Vegas, WJRR/Orlando, WRZX/Indianapolis, and WBUZ/Nashville, Music Choice, and more!!! Recently added stations include WHRL/Albany, KIOZ/San Diego, and WTPT/Greenville.

Five Finger Death Punch will be heading out this summer on the inaugural Rockstar MAYHEM Festival Tour. The band has secured a spot on the Jagermeister Second Stage, alongside Machine Head and Airbourne. The tour, which features headliners Slipknot, Disturbed, Mastodon, and Dragonforce, will be kicking off July 9 in Seattle, WA.

FFDP is touring to support The Way of the Fist, which has sold over 137,000 copies since its August 2007 release. The album debuted at #165 on the Billboard Top 200 and was #5 on the Top New Artist Chart. The video for “The Bleeding” has over 1 million plays on YouTube.

Five Finger Death Punch was an underground phenomenon even before it exploded onto the Family Values Tour in 2007. Their “old-school-meets-new-school” metal was the talk of the scene, creating quite a ripple in the underground. Upholding the traditional songwriting values with the support of today’s modern sound and dynamics has paid off for FFDP. On the Rockstar MAYHEM fest this summer, audiences will see why Metal Edge calls Five Finger Death Punch “the sound of violent exhilaration, giving contemporary metal a belligerent shove in an exciting direction.”

www.myspace.com/ffdp

Five Finger Death Punch tour dates:

6/28 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

6/29 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock

6/30 – Farmington, NM – Big City Night Club

7/2 – Council Bluffs, IA – WestFair Amphitheatre

7/4 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest

7/5 – Indianola, IA – Indianola National Balloon Launch

Five Finger Death Punch on the Rockstar MAYHEM Festival Tour:

7/09 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre

7/11 – Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre

7/12 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View

7/13 – Devore, CA – Glen Helen Pavilion

7/15 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center

7/16 – San Diego, CA – Coors Amphitheatre

7/18 – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Wireless Pavilion

7/19 – Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion

7/20 – Denver, CO – Coors Amphitheatre at Fiddler’s Green

7/22 – Kansas City, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/23 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/25 – Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Center

7/26 – San Antonio, TX – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/27 – Houston, TX – Sam Houston Race Park

7/29 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre

7/30 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre

8/01 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre

8/02 – Pittsburgh, PA – Post Gazette Pavilion

8/03 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum

8/05 – Boston, MA – Tweeter Center for Performing Arts

8/06 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion

8/08 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Downsview Park

8/09 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

8/10 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

8/12 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre

8/13 – Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center

8/15 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

8/16 – Hartford, CT – New England Dodge Music Center

8/17 – Washington, DC – Nissan Pavilion

8/19 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Five Finger Death Punch Headlining Dates:

8/22 – Jacksonville, NC – Hooligan’s Music Hall

8/23 – Fayetteville, NC – Jester’s Pub 

Source: www.adrenalinepr.com


Candlebox Announce Summer Tour – Into The Sun out July 22nd

Candlebox have announced preliminary dates for a full US tour this summer; full list of confirmed shows are below with more to follow in the coming weeks. Candlebox’s new record, Into The Sun is out July 22nd on Silent Majority Group/ILG. If you need music, please let me know and I’ll make sure to get that out ASAP.

 

"Stand," the first single off Into The Sun, is off to a great start at radio. It’s in rotation at over 75 Active/Alternative/Mainstream Rock stations across the country and was the track was the 4th biggest spin gainer this week at Active Rock! The single just hit the charts and is already sitting at #22 at Active Rock and #20 at Mainstream Rock thanks to big support from KISW/Seattle, KOMP/Las Vegas, WRIF/Detroit, WIIL/Chicago, WMMS/Cleveland, WRFF/Philadelphia, WXDX/Pittsburgh, Octane/Sirius, Squizz/XM and Music Choice. "Stand" along with two other new tracks, "Surrendering" and "Into The Sun" are all currently available for purchase on iTunes.

 

Candlebox’s 2008 lineup features 3 of the founding 4 members…founding members that have led Candlebox to sell over 6 Million albums together. The original Candlebox songwriting team of singer Kevin Martin and guitarist Peter Klett along with original drummer Scott Mercado have been reunited and Into The Sun marks the band’s first new record in ten years.

 

Confirmed Candlebox Tour Dates:

06/27/08 Maplewood, MN The Rock

06/28/08 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Plaza – Daquiri Festival

06/29/08 Mt. Clemens, MI Stars and Stripes Festival

06/30/08 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest – WJJO Zippo Rock Stage

07/02/08 North Kansas City, MO Voodoo Lounge

07/04/08 O’Fallon, MO Ozzie Smith Sports Complex

07/05/08 Clear Lake, IA The Surf Ballroom

07/06/08 Libertyville, IL Austin’s Saloon

07/08/08 Toledo, OH Headliners

07/10/08 Lake Charles, LA L’Auberge du Lac

07/11/08 Salem, OH Quaker City Raceway – Ribs & Rock Festival

07/12/08 Ft. Wayne, IN Headwaters Park – Three River Festival

07/15/08 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s

07/16/08 Clarkesville, TN Kickers

07/17/08 Atlanta, GA Center Stage

07/19/08 Modesto, CA Xclamation Festival – Rock N Roll Stage

07/25/08 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory

07/26/08 Clarkstown, WA Gateway Golf Center – Rockin on the River

07/27/08 Boise, ID Knitting Factory

07/29/08 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre

07/31/08 Abilene, TX Midnite Rodeo 3

08/01/08 Dallas, TX The Palladium Ballroom

08/02/08 Houston, TX Warehouse Live

08/04/08 San Antonio, TX Scout Bar

08/05/08 Waco, TX Whiskey River (Formerly Grahams Central)

08/06/08 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos (Outdoors)

08/08/08 Corpus Christi, TX The Pavilion @ Concrete Street

08/09/08 San Angelo, TX Grahams

08/11/08 Little Rock, AR Revolution Music Room (The Rev Room)

08/12/08 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen

08/13/08 Ft. Walton Beach, FL The Swamp

08/15/08 Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing

08/16/08 Ft. Myers, FL Ricochet’s

08/17/08 Sebastian, FL Captain Hirams Resort

08/19/08 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room

08/20/08 Port St. Lucie, FL Mojo Room

08/22/08 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues

08/23/08 Jacksonville, FL Free Bird Live

08/24/07 Charleston, SC The Music Farm

08/27/08 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino

08/28/08 Buffalo, NY Thursday at the Square

08/29/08 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock

09/02/08 Lancaster, PA Chameleon

09/03/08 Johnson City, NY Magic City Music Hall

09/05/08 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights

09/06/08 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom

09/07/08 Towson, MD The Recher Theatre

09/09/08 Norfolk, VA The Norva

09/10/08 Charlotte, NC Amo’s Southend

Source: www.ilgpress.com


Introducing Middle Class Rut

Middle Class Rut (Zack Lopez – guitar/vox and Sean Stockham – drums/vox) are a two-piece hailing from Sacramento, CA whose visceral, garage-inflected wall of sound immediately brings to mind Jane’s Addiction, Death From Above 1979, My Bloody Valentine and Rage Against The Machine.

The band’s brand new self-titled EP is available now through digital retailers everywhere. Listen to "All Walks Of Life" off the EP at the link below.

The second half of 2008 will see Middle Class Rut touring steadily, including a national tour in July with Burning Brides (all confirmed dates below).

TRACK LISTING

1. All Walks Of Life (Mp3 download link)

2. Let It Go

3. Busy Bein’ Born

4. New Low

5. Dead Set

6. 25 Years

7. So Long

8. I Don’t Really Know

MIDDLE CLASS RUT ON TOUR

June 27 – The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA (CD Release Show)

July 7 – Rudyard’s – Houston, TX *

July 8 – Red 7 – Austin, TX *

July 9 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX *

July 11 – The Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM *

July 12 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Wasted Club) – Las Vegas, NV *

July 24 – Safari Sam’s – Los Angeles, CA *

* w/ Burning Brides

For more information about Middle Class Rut, please visit:

www.myspace.com/middleclassrut

www.imeem.com/middleclassrut

Source: www.sneakattackmedia.com


S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival 2008 – Complete Line-Up Announced

151 BANDS, 12 VENUES, 16 STAGES AND ONE HELL OF A DAY!

A complete roster of 151 musical artists slated for this year’s S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival – including dozens of the best and brightest from the Niagara Region’s musical talent pool – has been announced via the official S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival website at

www.scenemusicfestival.com

 

Silverstein, illScarlett, Canadian punk legends Teenage Head and St.

Catharines’ Black Lungs – fronted by Alexisonfire’s Wade MacNeil – are just a few of the 151 performers descending upon St. Catharines’

downtown core for the one-day, all-ages, 13th annual S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival on Sunday, June 29th, 2008.

The S.C.E.N.E. website offers complete information about the festival, including news, artist details, schedule, online auto-scheduler, videos, photos, ticket information, a map of the event location and more.

While still having a strong focus on Niagara-based independent acts as the first modest S.C.E.N.E. Festival did with 20 local acts on three stages in 1995, this year’s 13th edition of the festival is the largest and most diverse undertaking in S.C.E.N.E’s history. Last year’s festival attracted over 6,000 music fans and featured 147 bands on 15 stages in 12 venues and two outdoor stages, all within walking distance of each other in downtown St. Catharines.  S.C.E.N.E. is a full day event that hosts numerous local, national and international musical acts of all genres including punk, metal, hip-hop, ska, country, Celtic, independent pop, acoustic and good old rock ‘n’ roll.

Having gained an international reputation as one of the top-flight independent music events in North America, the festival received over 400 artist submissions this year from across Canada and the United States.  The S.C.E.N.E. online compilation of more than 40 S.C.E.N.E.

artists on this year’s schedule will be given away for free, to the first 2,500 people through the gate, when the doors open at S.C.E.N.E.’s Market Square headquarters at noon on the day of the festival.

Over the last 13 years, the S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival has hosted numerous independent acts that have risen to the top of the Canadian music industry, including St. Catharines’ own Alexisonfire, City and Colour, Billy Talent, Neverending White Lights, Bedouin Soundclash and Silverstein alongside hundreds of independent acts.  This year’s festival will showcase the talents of independent acts such as Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS), Magneta Lane, Shad K, Zaki Ibrahim, Lights, Ceremonial Snips and tons of great indie acts.  From ska to funk, metal to punk and all points in between, this event truly captures and celebrates the independent spirit of music.

Along with the music at this year’s S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival, there will be a marketplace set up in the Market Square pavilion for independent music labels, merchandise from participating bands and the goods and services of numerous vendors and local artisans.

Festival-goers have the chance to flex their creative muscles by participating in a unique festival event, the sixth annual Mix Tape/CD Exchange.

Advance tickets are $25 each and are available through Ticketmaster.ca, as well as numerous locations throughout Southern Ontario.  A complete list of locations selling hard tickets is available at www.scenemusicfestival.com <http://host.politemail.net/RebelMusic/default.asp?page=2278FD02-9C1A-4A

63-8290-7A782C49468B&ref_id=A5CAFE6F-1FCD-4556-8D08-AF9FA728DD92> .

Those who are unable to obtain advance tickets can gain admittance on the day of the festival for $30 at the Market Square admissions area.

Everyone receives a wristband, which allows all-ages access to all venues at all times, contingent on capacity.

S.C.E.N.E. MUSIC FESTIVAL 2008 – CONFIRMED ARTIST ROSTER

Abandon All Ships            

Along Way Home             

Alpha Galates                  

Arkells                              

Art of Convulsion             

As Above, So Below                     

Ash Lee Blade                  

Baptized In Blood             

Bastard Child Death Cult 

Beautiful Unknown                      

Bionic                               

Black Ships                       

Bombing Neverland                     

Bramwell & the Leftovers

Broadcast Zero                 

Bury The Bully                  

Cancer Bats                      

Casey Baker & The Buffalo Sinners

Ceremonial Snips             

Chad Hatcher                   

Circuit For The Blackout   

Cities Between Us                       

Cody Elliott                       

Consumer Alert                

Crash Parallel

Crush Luther                     

Daniel Wesley                  

Days Fade            

Dead and Divine              

Dean Lickyer                    

Dearly Beloved

Del Asher                         

Dodger                             

Dorian Gray                      

Down With Webster                    

EA                         

Elements                          

Eric Von Erick & the Raving Psychos

Everlea                             

Failing Grade                    

Farewell To Freeway                    

Femapco                           

Firelife                              

Flatlined                           

Frankie White and The Dead Idols

From Man In Ghost                      

From Now Till Forever      

Ginger St. James              

Grand Analog

Guv’ner Generals             

Hail The Villain                

Half Ton Knights              

Hardcore Warrior             

Hell Yeah Fuck Yeah                    

Hello Beautiful                 

Hello Operator                 

High Defintion                  

Horizons                           

Hospitals                          

Hunter Valentine              

Ill Scarlett                         

In Its Wake                       

Inner City Surfers             

Joe Cleary 5                      

Journey to Aspen              

Kathleen Turner Overdrive           

Keepin’ 6                          

Late Night Sanity              

Lifestory Monologue                    

Ligeia                               

Lights                               

Machete Avenue              

Magneta Lane                  

Mandippal Jandu              

Mandy K                           

Means                              

Michou

Midway State                   

Mike McNeil                     

Nick Verona                      

No Orphans                      

Of the First Born Son                    

Ol’ Dirty Burger                

One Night Band               

One Second 2 Late                       

Only Way Back                 

Open Book Diaries                       

Our Father            

Passenger Action             

Pete Trembley & the Boozy Truth

Playmaker            

Policies & Procedures      

Rachelle                           

Rebel Emergency             

Revenge of the Egg People          

Rides Again                      

Rocket Reducers              

Royal Wood                      

Rumble Devils                  

Sarah Blackwood              

Scott Normandy Band      

Shad K                              

Shotgun Rules                  

Silverstein                        

Skullkrusher                      

Sleep the Season

Spiral Beach                     

Staylefish

Storyteller                         

Straight Reads The Line   

Street Pharmacy               

Subliminal Hate Machine 

Summer of 92                   

Summerside                     

Sun Satellite

Sydney                              

Syracuse Me                     

Taurine

Teenage Head                  

Teeter                               

The Alco Beat                   

The Amazing Flyin’ Hammer Bros

The Anti-Q’s                     

The Artist Life                  

The Audiovisuals

The Bella Bombs  

The Black Lungs   

The Broken Lyre   

The Carryouts

The Creepshow    

The Decay

The Guys              

The Junction         

The KAC Himself  

The Mission District         

The Most Serene Republic

The Overfiend

The Reason

The Rusty Trombones

These Silhouettes

This Is An Empire

Threat Signal

Two Knives

Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker

Under Artificial Skies

Vatican Chainsaw Massacre

Waterbodies

Wooden Sky

Word People

Zaki Ibrahim

Source: www.rebelmusic.ca


JOURNEY’S ‘REVELATION’ SELLS MORE THAN 104,000 UNITS IN DEBUT WEEK

JOURNEY’s new three-disc CD/DVD package REVELATION has sold more than 104,000 copies in its debut week according to Wal-Mart Stores, marking the band’s biggest first week’s sales since 1996’s TRIAL BY FIRE.  Released June 3, REVELATION is being sold exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club in North America, Walmart.com and Samsclub.com, and Journey’s official website, Journeymusic.com.  REVELATION’s first week’s sales marks a 1400% increase over the band’s 2005’s first week’s sales of GENERATIONS.

"We are thrilled with the early success of Journey’s ‘Revelation’ music project, and clearly our customer is excited about it too,” said Jeff Maas, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Entertainment, Wal-Mart U.S.  “We believe that if we continue to find innovative products, priced to showcase the value, our customers will show their excitement by purchasing the product.  Journey has been great to work with and clearly this reflects a win for them and for our customer.”

The first disc consists of 11 new songs, the second is filled with 11 re-recorded classics, and the third is a live, in-concert DVD.  All of the music on REVELATION was produced by Kevin Shirley (who previously worked with JOURNEY on their Platinum-certified TRIAL BY FIRE album).

REVELATION marks a new chapter in the legendary career of multi-Platinum rockers JOURNEY, thanks to two singles at Rock and AC radio (“Never Walk Away” and “After All These Years”) and rave reviews, including the New York Times who hailed:  “…the band seems to have taken rock vitamins: it feels alive.”

JOURNEY–Neal Schon (guitar), Jonathan Cain (keyboards), Ross Valory (bass), Deen Castronovo (drums) and Arnel Pineda (vocals)—is currently on a European tour through June 28.  They’ll start a massive summer U.S. tour with special guests Heart and Cheap Trick on July 9 in Denver, CO.

For more information on Journey, visit www.journeymusic.com

Source: www.abc-pr.com


Surfing Pioneer Timmy Curran Set To Release Debut Album "Word Of Mouth" July 22nd on Adeline Records

Three years ago, Timmy Curran was busy perfecting "The Flip" on his surfboard – A full rotation, upside-down flip he became famous for after landing it in two-foot surf at Rocky Point in Hawaii during the winter of 2005. Curran is considered by many a pioneer of surfing’s "Aerial Revolution" of the 1990’s. Fast forward to 2008, Curran is still a professional surfer, although he has decided to take some time off from competing. Along with surfing, he’s now doing what he’s always dreamt of

doing: becoming a musician…a touring musician who’s hit the road with Foo Fighters, Switchfoot and Eisley over the course of the last year.

Timmy Curran’s debut album Word Of Mouth will be released July 22nd on Adeline Records.

 

Timmy is playing a handful of West Coast shows with The Beautiful Girls at the end of June and will then head out for an acoustic tour of Surf Shops around the country (See below). More dates to be announced soon.

Stay tuned for the premiere of his debut video for the first single "Blue Eyes." – Promos are going out this week, if you’d like to make sure you are serviced one please request one.

 

*How Timmy Curran went from surfing star to budding rock star:

Some musicians have the opportunity to discover musical success at an astoundingly young age. Timmy Curran wasn’t one of them. In fact, it wasn’t until he was in late twenties did he fully realize the gifts of songwriting and vocal talent that had been tucked away, deep inside him.

Unlike his professional surfing endeavors, this talent took several years to fully cultivate. "I tried for many years and I couldn’t get it," Curran says. "When I was about 14, my dad bought me an acoustic guitar. And once I started playing, I got addicted to playing. I played for quite a few years." Coupled with the fact that one of his favorite high school subject was English, Curran slowly began to enjoy the time he spent writing potential songs. "From 16 to 27, I wrote all these songs and tried to sing them, but it was horrible."

The years as a struggling songwriter and performer finally paid off with one fateful trip across the Pacific a few years ago. Curran was in Japan and wrote a song called "If I Only Had A Way." He was in his hotel room and had recorded it on his MiniDisc recorder. "I listened to it and didn’t bother me too much," he recalls. "I showed my wife and my brothers and they enjoyed it. I feel it was for me, a surprise and a blessing to overnight sing a song that didn’t turn people away."

Armed with this fresh sense of accomplishment, Curran began to ramp up his writing process, in hopes that others would be as agreeable with his musical prowess. Shortly after his Japan jaunt, Curran was in Brazil for a surfing competition. However, he was sidelined with a ten-day waiting period, due to inclement weather. To pass the time, he began writing, and ended up penning two songs, "Horses on the Range" and "Joan." He returned home and found his friends and family taking a strong liking to these latest compositions. For Curran, something had definitely clicked.

One of Curran’s friends, Rob Machado, submitted a song for compilation assembled by a Japanese record label and encouraged Curran to submit his MiniDisc recording. Two weeks later, Curran received the news that he would be included on the compilation. "I was so excited! I couldn’t believe someone’s going to use one of my songs," he says. A month later, Curran was offered to have "Horses on the Range" placed in documentary on legendary surfboard shaper Al Merrick. Curran subsequently performed at the premiere in front of 1,700 people at the Arlington Theatre. "I was so honored that one of my songs was going to be used in such an anticipated documentary. And I couldn’t believe this was happening,"

Curran recalls. "Once it started going, it started going fast," he continues. "Next thing you know I’m opening for Switchfoot and Eisley."

And then the Foo Fighters came calling, which had Curran – and his quickly-formed backing band – opening 11dates for the band’s acoustic tour, including three nights at the famed Sydney Opera House. "I was so petrified playing in front of all their fans. I called my buddies Ryan Gleason and Andy Smith who were in another band and told them, ‘I AM NOT going to play for the Foo Fighters fans by myself! We practiced for one month, about six to eight times before we went out with the Foo Fighters."

 

Curran’s musical success was due to his sheer diligence and desire to perform. There was no pre-destined path for him to follow – everything was shaped in near serendipitous fashion. And to further his newly embraced momentum, he decided to commit his songs to record. Teaming up with producer Ian Nickus, Curran self-financed his debut album, tracking at studios in Malibu and at Nickus’ quaint residence in the Hollywood Hills. The independent effort was reflected in this homespun decision:

the drums were tracked in a garage, vocals in the bedroom, and everything else cut in the living room. It was a low-pressure situation that worked within Curran’s budget.

 

The resulting release is the 11-track full-length Word of Mouth, which was initially released as a free download and promoted within the surfing community. According to Curran, songs on Word of Mouth generally revolve around "the ups and downs of life and the roller coaster we’re all on, the good times, and the bad. I also feel like a lot of it is fighting for survival in this world, and the fight for what you believe.

I believe in God, and that is a huge part of who I am, and no matter what, that’s going to be in there – the struggles of life and believing in right and wrong."

With Word of Mouth finally getting its overdue exposure through the re-release via Adeline Records, the 30-year-old Curran’s sensing similar feelings to his earlier rise to fame in the surfing community. "It actually feels exactly the same," Curran says. "The summer I turned 16, it was the second pro contest I entered, and next thing you know I’m against my heroes. You hop on this roller coaster and it’s totally the same with music. The last two years have gone by in the blink of an eye.

I’m so thankful that this had happened at the age I’m at now – if I was

17 or 19 and just trying to make the tour, it would’ve killed me. I’m older and I feel I have a better understanding. I am so thankful," he reiterates. "I don’t know why I get to do THIS. I’m just pumped and I’m along for the ride. So, whatever happens, I’m just GRATEFUL for the opportunity."

 

Upcoming Tour Dates:

w/The Beautiful Girls

6/24 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up

6/25 – West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour

6/27 – San Loius Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing Company

6/28 – San Clemente, CA – OC Tavern

Solo Acoustic Surf Shop Shows:

7/4 – Orlando, FL – Quiet Flight Surf Shop

7/5 – Tampa, FL – Quiet Flight Surf Shop

7/6 – New Smyrna Beach, FL – Quiet Flight Surf Shop

7/8 – Deerfield, FL – Island Water Sports Surf Shop

7/9 – Cocoa Beach, FL – Quiet Flight Surf Shop 7/10 – St. Augustine, FL – Quiet Flight Surf Shop

7/13 – Nags Head, NC – Outer Banks Boarding Company

7/19 – Wainscott, NY – Main Beach Surf Shop 7/20 – East Islip, NY – Rick’s Surf Shop

Source: www.ilgpress.com

CRASH KELLY IS BACK TO BRING US

ONE MORE HEART ATTACK


CRASH KELLY is back in 2008 with a brand new slab of that intoxicating blend of 70’s inspired glam rock n roll, early 80’s sunset strip strut, and timeless power pop, ONE MORE HEART ATTACK (OP3 / Universal Music). "This is the album I’ve been waiting my whole life to make," says CK lead singer, vocalist, and songwriter Sean Kelly.

ONE MORE HEART ATTACK features performances by rock legends Gilby Clarke (who produced 5 of the 10 tracks in Los Angeles), Rudy Sarzo (of Ozzy/Quiet Riot/Whitesnake fame), and Brian Tichy (Foreigner/Billy Idol), as well as songwriting contributions from Pursuit of Happiness main-man Moe Berg. Five more tracks on ONE MORE HEART ATTACK were recorded in Toronto and produced by Kelly and long time CK associate Craig McConell (who also contributed bass and keyboards).

In the five years since Toronto-based guitar slinger and vocalist Sean Kelly laid the first CRASH KELLY song down on his Tascam 4 Track recorder, he has taken his rock n roll creation from the down and dirty clubs of Toronto to arenas, amphitheatres, and other major venues in North America and Europe. The albums PENNY PILLS and ELECTRIC SATISFACTION (the latter produced by ex Guns N Roses/Heart axe man GILBY CLARKE) were released worldwide through Liquor and Poker Music/Century Media (home of the Hellacopters. Backyard Babies, Hanoi Rocks), and helped CRASH KELLY garner tours with ALICE COOPER, QUIREBOYS, BACKYARD BABIES and others, as well as support slots with MOTLEY CRUE, POISON, CINDERELLA, WASP and many other hard rock heroes.

In late 2007, French rock label BAD REPUTATION released a compilation of the first two CK records and singles entitled LOVE YOU ELECTRIC for Europe only. The compilation has received rave reviews in the European press, including a half-page 8/10 review in Classic Rock magazine.

In order to bring his latest rock n roll vision to fruition in the live arena, Sean has assembled what he considers to be the best CRASH KELLY line-up to date. Long time CK band mate Allister Thompson on bass, Gene Scarpelli on guitar, and Tim Timleck on drums also contribute stellar performances on ONE MORE HEART ATTACK.

In 2008, CRASH KELLY will be back on the road and bringing ONE MORE HEART ATTACK to Rock N Roll Fans the world over.

Source: www.openingday.com

ZZ TOP – ‘LIVE FROM TEXAS’ IN HIGH-DEFINITION EXCLUSIVELY AT SELECT CINEPLEX ENTERTAINMENT THEATRES FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

Advance tickets available now

Cineplex Entertainment is pleased to announce the one-night only showing of ZZ Top’s ‘Live From Texas’ concert in High Definition and 5.1 Digital Surround Sound on Thursday June 19th exclusively at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada.

“We are pleased to partner with Eagle Rock Entertainment to bring ZZ Top to giant screens across Canada exclusively at Cineplex Entertainment theatres,” said Pat Marshall, Vice-President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. “This band deserves the giant screen and their performance will make you feel as if you are on stage with ZZ Top especially with Dolby Digital Surround Sound.”

Advance tickets are available beginning Friday May 30th online at www.cineplex.com as well as at participating theatre box offices. General Admission is $10.95 + tax.

‘Live From Texas’ was shot at NOKIA Theatre Grand Prairie in front of a packed house of over 6,000 fans, with 9 cameras in HD. The acclaimed and hugely successful ZZ Top bring their distinctive Southern blues-influenced rock back to their home state of Texas in this electrifying live concert. With a tracklist spanning their entire career from the early seventies to date, including Got Me Under Pressure, Waitin For The Bus, La Grange, Gimme All Your Lovin, Legs, Pin Cushion, Tush and many more!

ZZ Top – ‘Live From Texas’ will be released simultaneously on DVD and Blu-Ray on June 24 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Source: www.rebelmusic.ca


Darla Farmer Launches Full-Album Remix Competition, "Remixing The Electric Forest"

Darla Farmer melds madness with modesty to form a fluent blend of Arcade Fire-meets-Frankenstein’s bride lunacy…The album reads like a frenetic admonitory tale of a carnival funhouse that eats its guests and then falls in love with them” – Blogcritics

Darla Farmer, Nashville’s own carnival-rock band, already features 7 diverse members to account for their the fresh new sound…but what if there was just one more? Now Darla Farmer is calling upon you to be the 8th! The band is now officially launching its full-album remix competition around their debut album, "Rewiring The Electric Forest"!

The band recorded their album in Omaha, NE last summer around Saddle-Creekers such as Cursive, The Faint, Maria Taylor and more, so for those of you that want to have your remix abilities heard, now is the time!  The remix album, which will be titled, "Remixing The Electric Forest" will be digitally released at the end of the summer and will be featured on the front page of iTunes! 2 Winners will be chosen from Indaba Music as well, so sign up now to increase your odds of winning!

Paper Garden is now opening the floor for submissions and would love to hear what you can do with the album. Already having secured submissions from Optronix, Andrew Maury, Plus Move and more, you’ll have the chance to appear side by side with some of the biggest names in remixing!

You can check out the band at http://www.myspace.com/darlafarmer.  All submissions and requests should be sent to bryan@papergardenrecords.com.

“In Darla Farmer’s case, an eclectic mix of instruments and a desire to push the envelope of rock music result in the creation of a fantastical album that is, at times, freakish and fantastic, at others, mercurial and unstable.” – TRACER

“There is no other way to describe how Darla Farmer sounds other than Streetlight Manifesto meeting Gogol Bordello in a dark alley to murder Jack White” – The Punk Site

“…a really refreshing sound to those ears that have become totally used to instrument-synthesized, studio-produced tracks.” – AltSounds

Source: www.papergardenrecords.com


Society 1 Set To Release Live And Raw

Society 1 will be releasing its’ debut album with MDI on June 16. The band will be releasing "Live and Raw" which will be made available for download via iTunes. "People have told us for years that we sound so different live than on our records" stated frontman Matt Zane. "A lot of people would come up to us after a show and say they were never really into us until they saw us live. So we thought why not get a live record out there and let people hear the difference."

The bands first live album will be distributed solely through iTunes. "We have been talking about the new Society 1 record Sadist Messiah now since 2006 but we are going to hold off on that until next year. We wanted to release something through MDI first and only have it be available digitally. This is going to be something of a test run and depending how it turns out will influence our decision to regarding the release of our next studio album" says Zane.

Although no physical product will be made available in stores any remaining promo copies of Live And Raw will be autographed and sold through www.Society1.net

"We figure we might have a few hundred extra after sending review copies to press so we will autograph those and sell them but besides that Live And Raw will only be made available through iTunes. " says Zane

Fans can listen to samples from "Live and Raw" on the bands MySpace page at Myspace.com/Society1music

Track Listing

1. Fornicate

2. No One

3. Nothing

4. Me

5. Six Months

6. Kill Myself

7. Slacker Jesus

8. Time For You To Exist

9. Lie

10. Hate

11. Lord

12. Everyone Dies (Rock Stars Don’t Count)

Bonus Tracks

13. Everyone Dies (Featuring Jay Gordon)

14. Wretched

Source: www.roguepr.com

UNKLE BOB – JUNE 13 @ NXNE

In amongst the manufactured pop drivel, the excitable indier-than-thou new Smiths-elects and the R&B sound-a-likes, you too may have had the good fortune to have stumbled upon something quite special.  Enter Unkle Bob – a UK band smacking of classic pop sensibilities, contemporaneous melodies, and immediate melodrama.

Their debut LP ‘Sugar and Spite’ (2006) received critical acclaim and the momentum has landed them sync spots in Grey’s Anatomy, CSI Miami, and most recently in the film What Happens In Vegas.  Boasting over 50,000 downloads on itunes, they’ve also entered the Billboard 100 singles chart, and have that uncanny knack of sounding like they’ve been hanging around in your record collection your whole life.

June 13th Unkle Bob will be performing at 10pm at The Rivoli as part of NXNE.  With a live performance spanning emotional melodic rock tracks to big and broody anthems, they’ve drawn flattering comparisons from early REM to Prefab Sprout and Radiohead.

Check out music/info/good stuff here: www.unklebob.com and www.myspace.com/unklebobband

Source: www.mustbesanta.ca

Paper Lions taking over Canada!

Springtime is here and there’s nothing more exciting than seeing a summer concert calendar full of great shows and parties to help you celebrate the sunshine.

Well, we’ve got a treat for you.  Most of you probably know PEI for it’s beatiful coastline.  Well that’s all about to change with Paper Lions, a band from Charlottetown who’s just finished supporting Cake on their latest tour.

With over 250 shows in 2007 under their belt, and their self titled debut gaining critical acclaim all over the map, Paper Lions are ready to hit the road again.

June 14th – Paper Lions (as a part of The MuseBox NXNE Showcase) @ El Mocambo, Toronto

June 17th – Paper Lions @ Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto

June 27th – Paper Lions @ The Capitol, Fredericton NB

June 28th – Paper Lions @ Elwoods, St. John NB

July 1st – Paper Lions @ Spruce Grove Park, Spruce Grove AB

August 3rd – Paper Lions @ Granville Green Ampitheatre, Port Hawkesbury NS

August 6th – Paper Lions @ Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro NS

Be sure to check out the link below for a taste of what’s to come from Paper Lions.

http://www.themusebox.net/paperlions/

Source: www.themusebox.net

FERNANDO SAUNDERS WILL BE "ALL FOR YOU" @ NXNE

June 12 – Showcase @ Tattoo Rock Parlor, 1am

June 13 – Showcase @ Sunrise Records, 7pm

June 14 – Panel Speaker, War Stories @ Holiday Inn on King, Noon

Source: www.skylarentertainment.ca

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