Tuesday, August 28, 2007

BIRDS OF AVALON Tour w/ The Flaming Lips!

The new album from North Carolina psychedelic indie-rockers the Birds of Avalon, Bazaar Bazaar is an exciting whirlwind psych-prog-pop rawk record in the tradition of Cheap Trick, Blue Cheer and Thin Lizzy. " - WXPN in Philadelphia

"It’s the sound of mirror shades, beaver hunts, shag-carpeted muscle vans and cleaning your weed on a gatefold sleeve. In the words of Geezer Butler (or was it Roger Glover?)—stonkin’!" - Harp Magazine

"BOA shudders and roars with the acid-burnt psychedelic prog/blues bluster of the '60s shot through with contemporary punk/pop energy and invention." - Chord Magazine

"70s guitar jams that would do Lynyrd Skynyrd proud" - Outburn Magazine

"Tap a Coors party ball and grow your hair out." - Alternative Press

"Bazaar Bazaar is a lesson in classic rock 'n roll" - Pastepunk.com

After a 7-year stint in a prison van with the double drum, frenetic rock n’ roll assault known as The Cherry Valence, guitarists Cheetie Kumar and Paul Siler, felt a growing desire to move on. In a final whirlwind year that saw The Cherry Valence touring Europe multiple times, the couple, Kumar and Siler, got married and made the difficult decision to divorce their band.

Returning home hitched and band-less, they began late night clandestine meetings with neighbor and local crooner Craig Tilley (The Weather), where they hatched a plan to form Birds of Avalon and laid the foundation for what was to become the first batch of Birds Of Avalon songs. Still needing to round out their line up they snared their favorite area drummer Scott Nurkin (Dynamite Brothers) and soon added multi-instrumentalist and fanatical 4 tracker, David Mueller on bass.

With the release of their debut full length, Bazaar Bazaar, Birds Of Avalon have developed a unique psychedelic meets progressive sound that yields feelings that transcend the conventions of both. Skillfully channeling elements of a time in Rock since past, while maintaining their place in the lineage of North Carolinian independent rock heritage. Easily traversing an area between raw blues rock and atmospheric pysch-pop. Birds Of Avalon “can tear it up in a three-minute barn-burner or lure you into an extended psychedelic journey, wandering schizophrenically like a Brian May guitar solo,” so says Jens Lekman of Cincinnati City Beat.

Bazaar Bazaar was released on May 22nd on Volcom Entertainment and was recorded and produced by Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Let’s Active, Wilco), Greg Elkins and Brian Quast.

Watch Birds of Avalon shred HERE

More praise:

"It sounded like Sloan gone psych. No, it sounded like Led Zeppelin gone pop. No, that's not quite it either. Black Sabbath meets The Beatles? In fact it's none of those, but the truth lies somewhere in the middle of those comparisons.” - Jim Kopeny (Chicagoist, Donewaiting, Tankboy)

"Like Led Zeppelin psychedelic blues, Black Sabbath's bag of riffs and a love for all things rockin' from the '60s and '70s... The band's debut is a freewheelin' ode to most of what's great about rock'n'roll." - Aversion.com

"The record is so ceaselessly accessible I can't help but call it charming." - The Chicago Reader

"The North Carolina-based group has released a surprisingly strong debut with Bazaar Bazaar, a chugging pop-rock (with emphasis on the latter) effort in a space where ELO, Wolfmother and Sweet coalesce." - The Houston Press

“Led by a pair of guitarists who seem, by sheer force, to be powering their amplifiers rather than the other way around, Birds of Avalon make thunderous, precise rock with enough proggy smarts to keep you on your toes.” Steve Haruch for the Nashville Scene

"Where the Cherry Valence perfected a hybrid of AC/DC, Motörhead, the MC5, and the classic-rock-by-way-of-garage-punk revivalism of the Hellacopters, Birds of Avalon are more about layers, psychedelia, and the song." - Memphis Flyer

“A band capable of delivering three-minute rock bliss and expansive psychedelic workouts with equal chops.” – Salt Lake Tribune


Volcom Tour w/ Riverboat Gamblers, Valient Thorr, Totimoshi, ASG, and more!
8/28/2007 Ottobar Baltimore, MD
8/29/2007 Peabody's Cleveland , OH
8/30/2007 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
8/31/2007 The Basement Columbus, OH
9/1/2007 Subterranean Chicago, IL
9/2/2007 The Rave/Eagles Club Milwaukee, WI

w/ Fucking Champs!
9/7/2007 Dante's Portland, OR
9/8/2007 Crocodile Cafe Seattle, WA
9/16/2007 Aquarium Fargo, ND
9/17/2007 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
9/18/2007 Waiting Room Omaha, NE
9/19/2007 Record Bar Kansas City, MO
9/20/2007 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
9/21/2007 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT

w/ The Flaming Lips!
9/24 Lonestar Pavilion @ Sunset Station San Antonio, TX
9/25 La Zona Rosa Austin, TX
9/28 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
9/30 Agora Theater Cleveland, OH
10/1 Clutch Cargos Detroit, MI
10/3 Amos Southend Charlotte, NC

Stream "Bazaar Bazaar" HERE!

"Bazaar Bazaar" Tracklist:
1. Bicentennial Baby
2. Horse Called Dust
3. Instant Coma
4. Set You Free
5. Wanderlust
6. Taking Trains
7. Superpower
8. Where’s My Blood?
9. Turn Gold
10. Think
11. Lost Pages From the Robot Repair Manual

For more information, visit:



"Daft Punk is doing for midnight movies what the French electronica maestros did for disco: injecting the faded genre with their own brand of vitamin Cool." -WIRED

The cult midnight movie is back and Daft Punk's directorial debut is shaping up to be a coast-to-coast hit. After sell-out screenings in Los Angeles, Miami, Austin, and San Francisco, DAFT PUNK'S ELECTROMA sold out two midnight New York City engagements and was held over for repeat screenings on 8/24 and 8/25.

"It's 2007, and Daft Punk is bigger than ever," declared The New York Times on August 11. Their sold-out arena tour has been called one of the best ever, a live album is in stores November, Kayne West's Daft Punk-sampling track is a radio smash, and the video is up for the MTV Video Award for Best Video Of The Year. Meanwhile their challenging debut feature film is attracting audiences at midnight screenings nationwide.

More press on Electroma:
"Daft Punk's widescreen debut is a beautiful, sun-blushed nugget of cinema" - THE GUARDIAN

"A piece of visceral art free from the traditional foundations of narrative filmmaking. It's a fully imagined experience." - ANTHEM

Screening dates:
10/21/07 ST. LOUIS, MO TIVOLI THEATER (10pm)

TOKYO ROSE Film Video with Horror Director, Announce Headlining Tour!

New Jersey-based indie rock band Tokyo Rose collaborated with major motion picture director Steve C. Miller (Automaton Transfusion, Machine) on the video for their single "We Can Be Friends Tonight, But Tomorrow I'll Be..." Filmed on Sunday, August 26th at Anaheim, CA's hotbed for indie rock live shows, Chain Reaction, the concept video follows a flirtatious couple playing cat and mouse, prior to the band's performance.

"The Promise In Compromise is neither a broken promise nor a sonic compromise. It is 11 songs of Tokyo Rose at full throttle. I don't remember the last time I was so impressed by a band's sophomore release. There is nothing I would change about this CD except maybe include more songs." -Gus Peña, Chord Magazine

"Lots of bands try it but Tokyo Rose has successfully figured out how to blend all different styles and influences together to come up with their own great sound." - Anthony Raneri, Bayside

“The new album The Promise In Compromise from Tokyo Rose is... something that music has been
missing. With unique vocals and melodies that are stuck in your head [right down] to catchy riffs--
it keeps you wanting more. From... the diversity, clarity, and beauty of this album it is clear that this
is their best effort to date.” - Senses Fail

While listening to their latest album The Promise in Compromise on SideCho Records, the rising horror director was intrigued with the single. "I'm very excited to be on this video," says Miller. "I loved the song and wanted to work with the guys in Tokyo Rose after hearing their new album." Miller is best known for his indie zombie flick Automaton Transfusion and its upcoming sequel Automaton Transfusion: Contingency (due out in 2009). He is currently working on the upcoming MTV film, Machine (from the producers of X-Men and Transformers).

With The Promise in Compromise, Tokyo Rose has created an energetic, guitar-driven collection of songs that is undoubtedly their most upbeat and creative album to date. The catchy first single "We Can Be Best Friends Tonight But Tomorrow I'll Be..." is a lighthearted take on sharing intimacy with female concertgoers only to hit the road a few hours later.

Supporting the July 31st release of The Promise in Compromise, these guys combed the East Coast, jumped on Warped Tour for two weeks to head West and are now preparing for a headlining tour this fall with Peachcake and The Actual.

Catch Tokyo Rose in the following cities:
w/ Peachcake. The Actual

Sep 05 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
Sep 06 Modified – Phoenix, AZ
Sep 09 Moonlight Lounge – Albuquerque, NM
Sep 10 Lucky Devils – El Paso, TX
Sep 11 Rock Bottom – San Antonio, TX
Sep 12 Java Jazz – Houston, TX
Sep 13 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
Sep 15 The Hurricane – Kansas City, MO

Sep 19 The Warehouse – La Crosse, WI
Sep 20 The Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
Sep 21 The Loft – Madison, WI
Sep 22 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
Sep 24 Forward Hall – Erie, PA
Sep 25 Café Metropolis – Wilkes-Barre, PA
Sep 29 Billy Baloneys – Danbury, CT
Oct 04 Knitting Factory – New York, NY



Following the phenomenal response to the release of the clasically trained harp duo's album, "Harptallica - A Tribute", Harptallica is taking it on the road with tour dates across the Midwest and East Coast in September and October. Plans to heed the requests from Western states and overseas for further appearances are also underway.

Ashley Toman and Patricia Kline, both recipients of Master of Music Degrees from Rochester, NY's Eastman School of Music, formed Harptallica originally to perform a series of arrangements based on the music of Metallica.

The duo's arrangements bring the famed metal band's songs into a new light, illuminating the comfortable transition metal makes into classical music theory and opening those songs to a wider array of listeners.

In bringing their harps on the road, Harptallica hopes both to introduce audiences to new and original combinations of musical styles and to of course give tribute to a band they were both introduced to as a 'musical giant': Metallica.

9/23 TRENTON, NJ @ 449 ROOM

Information on HARPTALLICA's music and projects can be found at: http://harptallica.com or http://myspace.com/harptallica



Fresh from month-long run on this year's Vans Warped Tour, Scary Kids Scaring Kids are getting ready to release their new album, SCARY KIDS SCARING KIDS, on Immortal Records August 28th.

Produced by Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Good Charlotte), SCARY KIDS SCARING KIDS combines the band's signature aggressive vocals, intricate guitar work and anthemic choruses present on their 2006 debut with more vulnerable ballads and straight ahead rockers. The result is a carefully crafted album, complete with a prelude, epilogue and subtle transitions.

The Arizona six-piece just shot the video for their first single, "Faces", with Jay Martin (Plain White T's, Thrice), and will spend the rest of their summer on a headlining tour with Boys Night Out and The Dear Hunter before kicking off a nationwide fall tour with Chiodos and Emery.

In other news, the band has launched www.scarykidssociety.com, a social network dedicated to Scary Kids. Users will be able to sign up, meet friends and interact. They also will be able to upload their own content such as photos and videos, read blogs, participate in message boards and more.

Scary Kids Scaring Kids Tour Dates:

with Boys Night out and the Dear Hunter:
8/24/07 Buffalo, NY-- The Buffalo Icon
8/25/07 New York, NY -- Highline Ballroom
8/26/07 Portland, ME -- The Station
8/28/07 Philadelphia, PA -- The Fillmore at Theater of Living Arts
8/29/07 Hartford, CT -- Webster Theatre
8/30/07 Boston, MA -- Axis
8/31/07 Towson, MD -- The Recher Theatre
9/01/07 Norfolk, VA -- The Norva
9/02/07 Charlotte. NC -- Tremont Music Hall
9/04/07 New Orleans, LA -- The Parish @ House of Blues
9/05/07 Houston, TX -- Meridian- Red Room
9/06/07 San Antonio, TX -- White Rabbit
9/07/07 Pharr, TX -- Pharr International Convention Center
9/08/07 Corpus Christi, TX -- House of Rock
9/09/07 Dallas, TX - The Door
9/11/07 Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Event Center
9/12/07 El Paso, TX - Chic's Bar & Billiards
9/13/07 Tempe, AZ -The Clubhouse Music Venue
9/14/07 Pomona, CA -Glasshouse

with Chiodos and Emery:
10/19/07 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre
10/20/07 Sauget, IL - Pop's
10/21/07 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
10/22/07 Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
10/24/07 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
10/25/07 Magna, UT - Saltair
10/26/07 Boise, ID - The Big Easy
10/27/07 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
10/28/07 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
10/30/07 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
10/31/07 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
11/01/07 Los Angeles, CA - The Avalon
11/02/07 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
11/03/07 San Diego, CA - Soma
11/09/07 Little Rock, AR - The Village
11/10/07 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
11/11/07 Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
11/12/07 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
11/13/07 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
11/15/07 North Myrtle Beach, FL - House of Blues
11/19/07 Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
11/20/07 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
11/26/07 New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
11/27/07 Boston, MA - The Roxy
11/28/07 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
11/29/07 Toronto, ON - The Docks
11/30/07 - Pontiac, MI - Clutch Cargo's

Danger Mouse Update

Six-time nominated, two-time Grammy-winning artist/producer Danger Mouse - half of the #1-selling mega-duo Gnarls Barkley, half of the way-out cartoon-based collaboration Dangerdoom, and sonic architect for the Rapture, Gorillaz, and Sparklehorse - is keeping himself busy. Even for him.

In July, he wrapped up producing Martina Topley-Bird's long awaited sophomore album entitled The Blue God. Best known for her work with trip-hop pioneer Tricky, the British star's debut Quixotic (2003) received rave reviews and was a finalist for that year's Mercury Music Prize. The Blue God will be released in 2008 on the influential label Independiente. As with many Danger Mouse productions, the album was a collaborative project with Danger Mouse contributing his songwriting and performing talents alongside his unmistakable production.

Danger Mouse is currently in the studio producing The Black Keys' fourth album, as yet untitled, but set for release in 2008 on Nonesuch. The Akron-based blues-rock duo, known for their stripped-down aesthetic, their passionate fanbase and their hit "Have Love Will Travel," have never worked with an outside producer before Danger Mouse. Expect a career-pivoting record.

Danger Mouse recently finished producing a new album for the London-based Shortwave Set tentatively entitled Replica Sun Machine. The record features a 24-piece orchestra conducted by Van Dyke Parks (noted for his work with the Beach Boys, Joanna Newsom and other misfit geniuses), with further contributions from The Velvet Underground's John Cale. Replica Sun Machine is expected to be released in early 2008. The Shortwave Set is already buzzing in the UK - the [London] Times called their debut disc "rich and inventive," while the Daily Telegraph simply said that it was "Fabulous."

Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo, his partner in worldwide Gnarlsification, have been hidden away at an Atlanta-area ranch, creating the follow up to the debut, multi-platinum Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere album. Expect the as-yet untitled disc in late 2007 or early 2008.

CHTHONIC TO HOLD "UNLIMITED NEW YORK" CONCERT PRIOR TO UNITED NATIONS'Taiwanese band ChthoniC -- who will complete their stint as the first-ever

Taiwanese band ChthoniC -- who will complete their stint as the first-ever Asian extreme metal act to tour with Ozzfest this week -- will continue their historic "UNlimited" tour next month, when they will perform their first headlining concerts in America.

"Ozzfest has been a great experience for ChthoniC, but we're excited to perform for our fans for longer than 20 minutes," says vocalist Freddy Lim.

In concert, ChthoniC (pronounced "THON-ick") will continue to perform the tour's theme song, "UNlimited Taiwan," written and recorded this spring "to emphasize the 'UNlimited' potential of Taiwan and the Taiwanese people," Lim says. Like the tour -- which kicked off in Taipei earlier this summer following the international re-release of 2002's "Relentless Recurrence" and
last year's "A Decade On The Throne" two-CD/DVD live set -- the song was named to protest how the United Nations (UN) limits Taiwan's full participation as an independent country. The Washington Post and the International Herald Tribune, among others, have recently devoted lengthy features to the message behind the tour.

With a new session of the United Nations General Assembly scheduled to open in New York on Sept. 18, many pro-Taiwan rallies will be held around the city in the days beforehand. To coincide with the UN session's kickoff -- where Taiwan will once again petition to be formally recognized as an independent country, and not a Chinese province -- ChthoniC will hold a
special "UNlimited New York" concert at Manhattan's Highline Ballroom, located less than three miles from the UN, on Sept. 16. Tickets are currently available on the venue's website, www.highlineballroom.com, and at their box office.

Because this is the group's third New York City concert in recent weeks, coming on the heels of an Aug. 21 performance with Nile and a Sept. 6 concert alongside Katatonia, ChthoniC has arranged for the Highline Ballroom to offer tickets for only $5 to anyone who redeems a ticket stub from one of their previous shows at the venue's box office. For everyone else, a $2
discount can be obtained by purchasing the tickets online atwww.highlineballroom.com (enter "un4taiwan" in the access code field). Furthermore, the first 100 fans in the doors will receive a free set of ChthoniC "paper dolls," which are sold in toy stores throughout Asia. (A photo can be seen here: http://chthonic.server341.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/promophoto01-s mall.jpg)

The "UNlimited New York" concert will be videotaped, and ChthoniC hopes that people of all nationalities will join them in this historic plea for freedom and independence.

ChthoniC "UNlimiited" tour dates:

8/27 Jaxx - West Springfield, VA (with Nile)
8/28 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Charlotte, NC (Ozzfest)
8/29 The Haven - Winter Park, FL (with Nile)
8/30 Sound Advice Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL (Ozzfest)
9/1 The Muse - Nashville, TN
9/2 Uncle Pleasant's - Louisville, KY
9/5 Penny Arcade ? Rochester, NY
9/6 B.B. King's - New York, NY (with Katatonia)
9/7 The Funhaus - Toronto, Ont.
9/8 The Embassy - London, Ont.
9/9 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
9/10 The Underground - Hartford, CT
9/13 Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
9/14 Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
9/15 Jester's Pub - Fayetteville, NC
9/16 Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
9/19 Le Capitole Theatre ? Quebec City, QC (with Cradle of Filth)
9/20 Metropolis ? Montreal, QC (with Cradle of Filth)
9/21 Webster Theatre ? Hartford, CT (with Cradle of Filth)
9/22 Higher Ground ? Burlington, VT (with Cradle of Filth)

Ham1 sets The Captain's Table: Nov. 6, 2007!

Ham1, an Athens, GA mainstay that released its self-titled (and free!) debut to much acclaim in 2005, has been picked up by eco-conscious Orange Twin Records for its second album, The Captain’s Table. Ham1 is the brainchild of Athens songwriter and schoolteacher Jim Willingham, and his newly solidified lineup features Eric Harris of the Olivia Tremor Control on drums as well as contributions from Liz Durrett (whom the band frequently backs up), Kris Barratt of the Capes, and Pete Erchick, also of Olivia Tremor Control. Ham1 takes equal inspiration from old movie soundtracks and modern dilapidation, drawing from jukebox rock and roll archetypes, spaghetti westerns, and flea market lost and found sounds to create original pop songs and instrumental scores. Ham1 will soon embark on the “Three On A Tree Tour” supporting Liz Durrett and Vic Chesnutt and acting as both acts’ backing band.

A ringing attribute of Jim Willingham’s songwriting is that it manages to be both exuberant and high-minded -- inviting and literate -- all at once. Combining the terse acoustic propulsion of the late-model Feelies with the breezy, half-stoned-on-the-beach pop-ambiance of Dean Wareham’s Luna, Willingham nevertheless brings a distinctive Athenian warmth to his Captain’s Table. It figures: there are horn-charts and string-sections, burst veins of Link Wray-ish guitarplay, pastoral keyboard-drones, tremulous bits of Hawaiian slack-key guitar and some country-fried saunter up under the rhythm section. Chiefly, though, there’s that friendly storytelling voice -- half-sung, half-spoken – escorting you through the broken waltzes, atmospheric ballads and jittery rockers, all.

For his first Orange Twin release, Willingham capitalizes on his longstanding musical relationship with a pair of veteran Elephant Six luminaries; former Olivia Tremor Control members, drummer/multi-instrumentalist Eric Harris and keyboardist Pete Erchick, make key textural and compositional contributions to the new disk. Rounding out the idiosyncratic lineup are Athens fixtures Jacob Morris and Chris Sugiuchi on cello and trombone, respectively; acclaimed local songstress Liz Durrett, whom the band often backs on stage, lends her rich vocal harmony to two tracks.

A solid couple years of playing around the south have shorn up the group’s ensemble sound, and The Captain’s Table is strong proof; the group’s intricate instrumental chemistry frames the record perfectly, coalescing Willingham’s sprawling vision into a unified artistic whole -- this is no loose collection of songwriter-plus-band musings. Producer Andy Baker’s shimmering, vibrant patina serves each song with minimal intrusion; there’s an airy, informal atmosphere to the album that makes for rewarding repeated listening: you can choose to skate along the brilliantly crystalline surface of each song or dive full-bore into Willingham’s weird and beautiful lyrical world.

There are definitely echoes of this sort of broken-down nature of the South - an aesthetic that is both good (I know some seriously stylish southern folks) and bad (as in being poor is hard)…the album is a trip, and recommended.

—Music For Robots

The “Three On A Tree” Tour:

Ham1 will be touring with Liz Durrett and Vic Chesnutt, acting as backing band for both:

Sept 28 The Werehouse Winston Salem NC

Sept 29 The Grey Eagle Asheville NC

Sept 30 Gravity Lounge Charlottesville VA

Oct 5 Arts Center Carrboro, NC

Oct 6 Evening Muse Charlotte, NC

Oct 12 The Pilot Light Knoxville, TN (tentative)

Oct 13 The Basement Nashville, TN

Oct 18 The 40 WATT Athens, GA

Oct 19 Workplay Birmingham, AL

Oct 20 The Earl Atlanta, GA

Artist MySpace: http://myspace.com/ham1

Artist website: http://ham1.org

Label website: http://www.orangetwin.com




Track " Let's Not Pretend" to air tonight on MTV's " The Hills " Monday, August 27th

16 Frames, founded by frontman singer/ songwriter Steve Sulikowski has recently signed with Arista Records.

Their self-titled debut album, produced by Matt Serletic is slated for release February 26, 2008. Quickly becoming a favorite with music supervisors, "Let's Not Pretend," a song from their debut album will be featured on Monday, August 27th on MTV's hit show "The Hills." Sulikowski, who penned all of the songs on their forthcoming album comments on the writing process: "With most of my songs, I try to tell a story, but at the same time, I leave the door open for people to fill in the blanks - its meaning can then apply to something very personal to me and to the listener."

After watching "No Direction Home," Scorsese’s documentary on Bob Dylan, Sulikowski began to feel his approach to songwriting evolve. "I started to look at the whole creative process unfolding in a way like a movie.” The process also inspired the meaning of the band’s name, 16 Frames, the lowest frequency at which continuous motion can be perceived. 16 Frames’ future is anything but static with their music already featured on “Men In Trees” and now on the highly anticipated new season of MTV’s “The Hills.” 16 Frames recently completed tour dates opening for Sheryl Crow, Crowded House and Pete Yorn.


White Rabbits Fall Tour With Kaiser Chiefs & Tokyo Police Club / Debut Video "The Plot"

Pitchfork Media 8.1 [On] Fort Nightly, White Rabbit deliver the whole package straight away... “It's
a great debut for a band with an impressive, distinctive sound”

Pitchfork Media “Playlisted” http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/forkcast/43057-the-weeks-best

NPR Song of the Day “The Plot” http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10254991

The Village Voice - “Exuberant Brooklyn rock with no fuzzy distance, either sonic or ironic” http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0721,westhoff,76711,22.html

Pitchfork Media – “Forkcasted” “KID ON MY SHOULDERS” “The song’s dark sway is tough to get out of your head, but it’s hard to imagine wanting to get it out of there anyway.”

Music Week (UK) - Named #2 band at SXSW "There is something quite brilliant about the New York outfit....(who) manage to make the coolest of melodies sound utterly effortless."

Spin Magazine MIX June 07 “the Plot” "An indie-pop soul raver with a non stop beat, atmospheric violin interlude, and roucous whoo-oh-oh refrain the give the Style Council an open-throated heartland shove."

Named One of the 4 Bands to Watch in 2007 in the Onion A.V. Club !!

White Rabbits come to NYC via the arid plains of the Mid West. Although they have been in The City for just over a year they have, in that sort interval, managed to catch the attention of Say Hey Records and producer Chris Zane (Calla, Asobi Seksu, Les Savy Fav) with their stellar songwriting ability and instrumental aplomb.

Lead by dual vocalists, Greg Roberts (Guitar / Vox) and Steve Patterson (Piano / Vox), the 6 piece is rounded out by Alex Even (Guitar / Vox), Adam Russell (Bass), Matt “The Duck” Clark (Drums) and Jamie Levinson (Percussion). With a certain joie de vive, playfulness and charm White Rabbits thematically evoke the more decadent and bygone era of days spent on the green, old cinemas “Tourist Trap”, tragic mothers “Navy Wives”, and restrained, but no less awkward domestic disputes, with the first single, “The Plot”.

Added to their arsenal are 3 part vocal harmonies that texture the album throughout. White Rabbits even showcase the occasional group chant, best exampled on Fort Nightly’s opening track “Kid On My Shoulders” as it thunders to it's conclusion. White Rabbit’s penchant for more tropical excursions such as on “I Used to Complain Now I Don’t”, featuring the horns of Beirut’s (Jon Natchez), are, at times, reminiscent of The Specials or Madness.

The band also has a keen ear for the occasional cover song, and the old instrument switcheroo on stage. Anyone who has had the chance to see White Rabbits live will be able to attest first hand to the joy and effervescence that they exude on stage. True camaraderie in fact. Their sets have gained the band a large and growing audience and led them to share bills with Peter Bjorn & John, The Walkmen, Richard Swift and others. A full tour is planned for the late spring as well.

White Rabbits have succeeded in realizing a tremendously vibrant and creative debut record with Fort Nightly. They communicate joy without being cloying or saccharine sweet, and the listeners could easily find themselves clapping along to any one of the darker moments. White Rabbits combine style and panache, both musical and personal, for a thoroughly fresh and unexpected experience. This is certainly one to follow though the looking glass…


8.25 Ithaca, NY Cornell University w/ The National
9.6 Poughkeepsie, NY Vasser College
9.7 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe
9.8 Columbus, OH Carabar
9.9 Dekalb, IL House Cafe
9.10 Saint Louis, MO Off Broadway
9.11 Columbia, MO Mojo's
9.12 Lawrence, KS Jackpot
9.15 Red Rocks, CO Monolith Festival

Kaiser Chiefs:

9.18 Dallas, TX House of Blues w/ Kaiser Chiefs
9.19 Houston, TX Warehouse w/ Kaiser Chiefs
9.21 Nashville, TN City Hall w/ Kaiser Chiefs
9.22 Atlanta, GA The Roxy w/ Kaiser Chiefs
9.24 Chicago, IL The Metro w/ Kaiser Chiefs
9.25 Detroit, MI Majestic Theater w/ Kaiser Chiefs
9.29 NYC Beacon Theater w/ Kaiser Chiefs

Tokyo Police Club:

10.18 Seattle, WA Neumos w/ Tokyo Police Club
10.19 Portland, OR Doug Fir w/ Tokyo Police Club
10.22 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar w/ Tokyo Police Club
10.23 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theater w/ Tokyo Police Club
10.24 Pomona, CA The Glass House w/ Tokyo Police Club

More dates to be announced soon!


Everyone’s favorite British sardonic rock band teams up with everyone’s favorite Brooklyn-based bar band to create a night of rockin’ debauchery throughout the US

After a slew of US dates this September, Art Brut barely have time to rest and will set out across America with The Hold Steady on NME’s “Rock ‘N’ Roll Riot Tour 2007”.

Oct 21st-- Lupo’s at the Strand -- Providence RI
Oct 22nd -- The Roxy -- Boston MA
Oct 23rd -- Electric Factory -- Philadelphia PA
Oct 24rd -- Disco Rodeo -- Raleigh NC
Oct 25 -- 40 Watt -- Athens GA
Oct 26 -- Bijou Theatre -- Knoxville TN
Oct 27 -- Newport Music Hall -- Columbus OH
Oct 29 -- Crofoot Ballroom -- Pontiac MI
Oct 30 — Metro -- Chicago IL
Oct 31 — Metro -- Chicago IL
Nov 4 -- HUB Ballroom -- Seattle WA
Nov 5 -- Crystal Ballroom -- Portland OR
Nov 6 -- Warfield Theater -- San Francisco CA
Nov 7 -- The Wiltern -- Los Angeles CA
Nov 8 -- Canes Bar & Grill -- San Diego CA
Nov 9 -- Marquee Theatre -- Tempe AZ
Nov 11 -- Fox Theatre -- Boulder CO
Nov 12 -- Ogden Theatre -- Denver CO
Nov 13 -- The Granada Theatre -- Lawrence KS
Nov 14 -- Palladium Ballroom -- Dallas TX
Nov 15 -- La Zona Rosa -- Austin TX
Nov 17 -- The Bottletree Annex -- Birmingham AL
Nov 18 -- Variety Playhouse -- Atlanta GA
Nov 19 -- Toad’s Place Richmond -- Richmond VA
Nov 20 -- 9:30 Club -- Washington DC
Nov 21 -- Terminal Five --New York NY

Art Brut:

Spin Magazine “Complicated shows a real grasp of musical history.”

Rolling Stone “It all adds up to something lovably unpretentious – and pretty unique.”

Entertainment Weekly “Idiosyncratic yet entertaining guitar-based pop.”

Los Angeles Times “ As good as much of the new British rock can be, it is experiencing acreeping seriousness these days. "It's a Bit Complicated" is a welcome corrective.”

It makes sense that Art Brut share its name with the mid-20th century art movement characterized by a breaking of traditional cultural boundaries. Much like that Art Brut—outsiderish, rebellious, punk before punk— this Art Brut, too, is deliciously libertine.

Art Brut was willed into being in 2003 by its sardonic frontman Eddie Argos. Argos seemed to think that everyone should be in a band—why not? Jonathan Richman-obsessed and more of a talker than a singer, Argos fronted The Art Goblins in his native Bournemouth, before packing up for London and convincing guitarists Jasper Future and Ian Catskilkin, bassist Frederica Feedback and drummer Mikey B to record a demo. The band recorded Brutlegs in 2004, and it included early versions of “Modern Art,” “Formed a Band,” and “Moving to LA.” “Emily Kane” was released in early 2005, about, yes, Argos’ actual high school love. It didn’t win her back (she’s got a boyfriend, natch), but it did turn Art Brut into a buzz band in their native UK.

A few months later the band released Bang Bang Rock and Roll. Touring commenced. They played with Oasis, and performed at Coachella. Then came the cover of Rolling Stone in Germany. There seemed a good chance that Argos might get his long-held wish of playing on Top of the Pops (it never happened).

While they haven’t yet written the song that “makes Israel and Palestine get along,” as promised in “Formed a Band,” Art Brut have succeeded in garnering a dedicated legion of fans and copycats. It’s all part of Argos’ master plan—Art Brut “franchise” bands. He swears there’s “at least 30 or 40 around” and it’s cutthroat competition to be the best. In a recently held battle of the franchises Art Brut 7 won (they’re Argos’ favorite). Art Brut 4 is rather sour about that.

Having just finished the band’s second full-length, It’s a Bit Complicated, Argos and crew are set to head back on the road this spring and summer, playing dates across the U.S. and Europe with Maximo Park in tow. Argos claims the new record is poppier than the first—could that be possible? Either way, with tracks titled “Pump Up the Volume” and “I Will Survive,” expect it to be tongue-in-cheek and rancorously funny.

And yes, it might just lead to peace in the Middle East.

The Hold Steady:

Blender "Band of the Year"

Newsweek "This Brooklyn-based, Minneapolis-bred garage-rock quintet has earned a near-religious

Rob Sheffield for RollingStone.com "Damn you, Hold Steady! How can any band be this good? Boys and Girls in Americais the third straight chain-smoker from everybody’s favorite Brooklyn bar band."

NME "Sounding akin to Art Brut playing Bruce Springsteen songs, this lot's show at The Annex was, start to finish, thrilling. Not only does their bassist look like a fascist Super Mario, but in singer Craig Finn, they possess the kind of wry lyrical genius that makes Morrissey look like a total spak."

New York Magazine “Boys and Girls in America, a tutorial on the visceral pleasures of rock."

Since the October ’06 release of Boys and Girls in America, The Hold Steady have proven their road-worthiness with almost 300 shows played throughout the U.S., U.K., and Europe. RollingStone.com recently included The Hold Steady in their list of “Top 20 Live Bands Right Now”. Plus, the band's mind-blowing performances at Festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, as well as their sold-out club tours, shows that fans just can’t get enough of them.

Currently, the band is in the UK, where they opened for The Rolling Stones in Dublin and will headline the Carling stages at both the Leeds and Reading Festivals. The Hold Steady’s European tour finds them performing in Croatia for the first time.

Underworld Announces Additional US Tour Dates and More!


Album Is The First Release From Side One Recordings

Underworld Launches World Tour September 7th in San Francisco

Septmeber - 7 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
September - 8 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
September - 9 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
September - 11 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September - 14 New York, NY Central Park Summer Stage
September - 15 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion

On October 16th, Side One Recordings will release Underworld’s Oblivion with Bells, the duo’s first studio album since 2002’s A Hundred Days Off.

True to form, Underworld tread their own path through modern electronic music – nodding to current trends but exhibiting an élan unmistakably their own. On Oblivion with Bells, the Underworld palette is richer than ever: epic techno nestles next to frail acoustics, beatific prose next to sharp, urban observation, amazing sound texturing mix with mobile phone recordings.

“It takes just a few seconds of gauzy synths for the kick drum to enter, followed by a minimal bass groove,” said Pitchfork of “Crocodile,” the album’s first single. “…the track spreads out like an evening on 90s-style intoxicants.” For the accompanying video, Underworld once again tapped Simon Taylor. (Like Underworld’s Rick Smith and Karl Hyde, Taylor is a founding member of the creative studio collective Tomato.)

Underworld will launch an extensive world tour on September 7th in San Francisco, CA, marking their first U.S. show since 2003. Live, the pair blend aural and visual elements into an unforgettable experience that more resembles a journey than a concert. “Billowing chords, brooding melodies, thumping beats and vocals that crooned in one song and jabbed in another were all juxtaposed in Underworld’s two-and-a-half hour set,” said The New York Times. “Mr. Hyde worked up the fans like a gospel singer.”

It’s been five years between studio albums, but Smith and Hyde haven’t exactly been idle. They have collaborated on a slew of projects including Underworld’s 1992-2002 anthology album, two major film scores (Anthony Mingellas’ Breaking and Entering and Danny Boyles’ 2007 Sunshine), a self-published typographic journal (In The Belly of Saint Paul), a series of pioneering digital-only releases, internet-radio broadcasts and a groundbreaking live web-tv broadcast and gig in partnership with Appleand Frankfurt’s techno giants Cocoon. All the while crafting the songs for Oblivion with Bells and gigging relentlessly around the world.

While Oblivion with Bells is Underworld’s fifth studio release, it is the debut album from the new Side One Recordings imprint. Distributed through RED, Side One Recordings is an offshoot of Red Light Management in conjunction with ATO Records.

“This is a landmark work from one of the seminal acts of the past decade, and we are thrilled that it will be the first release to carry the Side One Recordings imprint,” said Red Light Management/Side One Recordings’ Phil Costello.

The track listing for Oblivion with Bells is as follows:
1. Crocodile
2. Beautiful Burnout
3. Holding the Moth
4. To Heal
5. Ring Road
6. Glam Bucket
7. Boy, Boy, Boy
8. Cuddle Bunny vs. Celtic Villages
9. Faxed Invitation
10. Good Morning Cockerel
11. Best Mamgu Ever



Since entering the Billboard Top 200 charts at #81 in June, August Burns Red’s latest album, Messengers, has continued to exceed everyone’s expectations. To date, the album has sold over 29,000 units, and is available in stores and online at www.the-messengers.net!!

August Burns Red has been tearing up stages across the country all summer long, and have a busy Fall 2007 planned as well. The band recently finished up a successful tour with Evergreen Terrace and The Warriors, and they are currently gearing up for a string of dates with A Life Once Lost before heading out with Unearth, Darkest Hour, and Suicide Silence.

August Burns Red are also preparing for the debut of their brand-new music video. The video for “Composure” will premiere on MySpace on September 6. For the video, the band traveled to the farmlands of Pennsylvania. August Burns Red called on Endeavor Media, the production company that has previously worked with Bayside, Comeback Kid, Becoming The Archetype, and Lovedrug, for the “Composure” video.

Don’t miss August Burns Red’s heavy live performance this fall and don’t forget to log on to www.myspace.com on September 6 for the first look at their new video for “Composure”!!!

August Burns Red with A Life Once Lost, Too Pure To Die, and Oh! Sleeper

9/07 - Portland, ME - The Station

9/08 - Worcester, MA - the Palladium (upstairs)

9/09 - South Hackensack, NJ - School of Rock

9/10 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church

9/11 - Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox Laundrolounge

9/12 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm

9/13 - Harrisonburg, VA - Guzmans

9/14 - Wilmington, DE - The Harmony Grange

9/15 - Lemoyne, PA - Championship

9/16 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Loft (The Chance)

August Burns Red with Unearth, Darkest Hour and Suicide Silence

9/27 – Towson, MD – Recher Theatre

9/28 – Norfolk, VA – Norva Theatre

9/29 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre

9/30 – Jacksonville Beach, FL – Freebird Café

10/1 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre

10/2 – Tallahassee, FL – Beta Bar

10/4 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

10/5 – Lubbock, TX – Jakes Sports Café

10/6 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre

10/7 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

10/9 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse

10/10 – Ventura, CA – Alpine

10/11 – Fresno, CA – The Exit

10/12 – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk

10/13 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

10/14 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

10/15 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Croatian Cultural Center

10/17 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada – The Warehouse

10/18 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Starlite Room

10/20 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – Garrick Centre

10/21 – Thunderbay, Ontario, Canada – Kilroys

10/23 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Opera House

10/24 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Le National

10/25 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance

10/26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre

10/27 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock

10/28 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place


Vice Records' rock heavyweights Panthers have just announced an extensive North American tour with High On Fire. Touring in support of their recent full length The Trick, Panthers' signature onslaught of epic three-minute riff-metal hits should ensure that these shows are nothing less than blistering.

Advance online ticket pre-sales for this tour will become available Friday, June 15 through DucatKing.com, with tickets opening up through all other standard outlets on Friday, June 22. Ducat King is a fan-friendly concert ticketing company dedicated to offering lower service charges and eliminating handling fees to the ticket buyer.

Press on Panthers' latest, The Trick:
Though some of you might find Panthers austere or too "cool", facts are facts- these dudes lay it the fuck down. The Trick rocks with indisputable authority. - ALTERNATIVE PRESS

It's a rock qua rock record, with all the circular reasoning that entails: It rocks because it rocks; rocking is worth doing because rocking rocks; ad infinitum. -PITCHFORK

ŠBrooklyn's Panthers' pounce comes across as part-DFA 1979's overdriven lashing and part-Wolfmothers fried boogie. Toned down is the post-hardcore arrhythmia of earlier recordings, and dialed in is a Queens of the Stone Age-style skuzzy strut. -- XLR8R

tour dates w/ High On Fire, Mono, Coliseum:
September 20 San Diego, CA Casbah
September 21 Los Angeles, CA El Ray
September 22 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse
September 23 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad
September 25 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
September 26 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
September 27 Austin, TX Emo's
September 28 Houston, TX Meridian Red Room
September 29 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
October 1 Knoxville, TN Blue Cats
October 2 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
October 3 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
October 4 Wilmington, NC Soapbox
October 5 Richmond, VA Toad's Place
October 6 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
October 7 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
October 8 New York, NY Webster Hall
October 11 Cambridge, MA Middle East
October 12 Providence, RI Living Room
October 13 Montreal, QC Les Saints
October 14 Toronto, ON Opera House
October 16 Buffalo, NY Showplace Theater
October 17 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
October 18 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
October 19 Chicago, IL Double Door
October 20 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
October 21 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
October 24 Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards
October 25 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
October 26 Portland, OR Mt. Tabor
October 28 San Francisco, CA Independent
October 29 San Francisco, CA Independent

The Vincent Black Shadow Comes Home To Toronto's Virgin Festival

The Vincent Black Shadow are excitedly awaiting their return to Canada after an intense summer on The Warped Tour. The Vancouver natives make their triumphant homecoming in grand style by playing the main stage of the Toronto Virgin Festival on Saturday, September 8.

This summer was The Vincent Black Shadow's second time on the Van's Warped Tour. The female-fronted rock group played alongside the likes of Coheed and Cambria, A Static Lullaby and Bad Religion as they crisscrossed their way across the country, playing every date on the tour. In true rock star fashion, the band brought their high energy live performance to huge crowds on the main stage, as well as the Hurley.com and Smart Punk stages.

At the Virgin Festival, the band will share the Toronto Island Park stage with an impressive line-up of modern music heavyweights, including: The Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers, Bjork, Interpol, Amy Winehouse and Arctic Monkeys.

With each and every stellar performance, the buzz surrounding The Vincent Black Shadow grows exponentially. The band has made quite a splash in America and now it's time to take the fight to the hometown crowd. Get ready Canada, The Vincent Black Shadow are coming home bigger and better than ever before!

www.bodogmusic.com | www.myspace.com/tvbs


BIG BUSINESS US Tour w/ The Melvins!
Sep 16 2007 Harlow’s Night Club Sacramento, California
Sep 18 2007 The Showbox Seattle, Washington
Sep 19 2007 Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Sep 21 2007 Aggie Theater Ft. Collins, Colorado
Sep 22 2007 Gothic Theatre Denver, Colorado
Sep 23 2007 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sep 25 2007 The Bottleneck Lawrence, Kansas
Sep 26 2007 Pop’s Sauget, Illinois
Sep 27 2007 Double Door Chicago, Illinois
Sep 28 2007 Small’s Detroit, Michigan
Sep 29 2007 Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio Oct 1 2007 The Fillmore at TLA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 2 2007 Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 4 2007 Toad’s Place New Haven, Connecticut
Oct 5 2007 The Fillmore at Irving Plaza New York, New York
Oct 6 2007 The Luna Lounge Brooklyn, New York
Oct 7 2007 The Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC
Oct 9 2007 Ground Zero Spartanburg, South Carolina
Oct 10 2007 40 Watt Club Athens, Georgia
Oct 11 2007 Bottle Tree Birmingham, Alabama
Oct 12 2007 Blue Cats Knoxville, Tennessee
Oct 13 2007 Exit/In Nashville, Tennessee
Oct 15 2007 One Eyed Jack’s New Orleans, Louisiana
Oct 16 2007 Red Room at Meridian Houston, Texas
Oct 17 2007 Emo’s Austin, Texas
Oct 18 2007 Granada Theatre Dallas, Texas
Oct 22 2007 The Clubhouse Tempe, Arizona

www.myspace.com/bigbigbusiness * www.hydrahead.com

JESU US Tour w/ Torche!
10/18 Washington DC @ Black Cat
10/19 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/20 New York, NY @ Grammercy Theater CMJ
10/22 Wallingford, CT @ Wallingford American Legion
10/23 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
10/24 Montreal, QUE @ La Sala Rossa
10/25 Toronto, ONT @ Lees Palace
10/27 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
10/29 Sauget, IL @ Pops
10/30 Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck

www.myspace.com/officialjesu * www.hydrahead.com

MAN MAN US Tour w/ friends tba!
Sep 15 2007 The Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 2 2007 Webster Hall New York, New York
Oct 4 2007 La Sala Rossa Montreal, Quebec
Oct 5 2007 Pearl St - Clubroom Northhampton, Massachusetts
Oct 8 2007 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Oct 9 2007 The Union Athens, Ohio
Oct 11 2007 Southgate House Newport, Kentucky
Oct 12 2007 Courtyard Café at Illini Union Urbana, Illinois
Oct 13 2007 The Dame Lexington, Kentucky
Oct 14 2007 The Echo Project - Bouckaert Fulton County, Georgia
Oct 15 2007 Hi-Tone Memphis, Tennessee
Oct 16 2007 Bottletree Cafe Birmingham, Alabama
Oct 17 2007 Republic New Orleans, Louisiana
Oct 18 2007 Proletariat Houston, Texas
Oct 19 2007 The Loft at the Palladium Dallas, Texas


CHIODOS Ready to Release *Bone Palace Ballet* on 9/4!

Equal Vision recording artists CHIODOS are primed up and ready to deliver Bone Palace Ballet, the follow-up to their critically and commercially-hailed debut All’s Well that Ends Well. Set for release on September 4, 2007, the new album takes Chiodos into new and uncharted territory, with a legion of fans following very close behind. Sales of their previous album have topped 170,000 and still continue to blow off shelves. Cocked and loaded, Bone Palace Ballet is gearing up to be bigger, better and even more spectacular.

Produced by Casey Bates (Fear Before the March of Flames, Gatsbys American Dream) and mixed by David Bendeth (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Paramore), this album takes off with the raw unrestrained power that marked All’s Well That Ends Well and harnesses it into a powerful behemoth of controlled and carefully orchestrated beauty. From the classically-manic piano/prog-rock stylings of the opening track “Is It Progression If A Cannibal Uses A Fork?” to the aggressive stutter-rock of “Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered” to Craig Owens’ drastic vocal jumps in “If I Cut My Hair, Hawaii Will Sink”, Bone Palace Ballet loses none of their earlier work’s diversity while retaining the very thread that makes Chiodos a force to be reckoned with.

Tracklisting for Bone Palace Ballet

1. Is It Progression If A Cannibal Uses A Fork?
2. Lexington. (Joey Pea-Pot With A Monkey Face)
3 - Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered
4. A Letter From Janelle
5. I Didn't Say I Was Powerful, I Said I Was A Wizard
6. Teeth The Size Of Piano Keys
7. Life Is A Perception Of Your Own Reality
8. If I Cut My Hair, Hawaii Will Sink
9. Intensity In Ten Cities
10. The Undertaker's Thirst For Revenge Is Unquenchable (The Final Battle)

Chiodos had a very media-heavy 2006 and first half of 2007, appearing in Blender, SPIN, New York Times, Billboard, and countless times in the pages of one of their biggest supporters, Alternative Press. While their powerful album turned heads a full 360 degrees, their incendiary live shows packed in the crowds and propelled the band into a live phenomenon. Currently headlining the 2007 Vans Warped Tour, the band will be announcing their own national headlining Fall tour shortly.

Bone Palace Ballet is slated for release September 4, 2007 on Equal Vision Records.


Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Ramones "It's Alive 1974-1996" double DVD


“It’s Alive 1974-1996” Features More Than Four Hours of Rare and Previously Unreleased Concert Performances From Around the World

Double-DVD Set Will Be Available October 2 From Rhino

Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee, Tommy, Marky, Richie, and C-Jay – the Ramones will always be the first “family” of punk. Together more than 20 years, the Ramones inspired legions of followers as they refined their signature garage-flavored, ear-shattering, pop-skewed sound with a string of now-classic, loud-and-fast punk rock records and 2,263 concerts. Rhino sends you back to rock rock, rock ’n’ roll high school with a double-DVD that captures the essence of the Ramones’ legendary racket with more than four hours of rare and unreleased performances. IT’S ALIVE 1974-1996 will be available October 2 at regular retailers and online at www.rhino.com for a suggested list price of $19.99.

More than four years in the making, Tommy Ramone served as music supervisor for this collection. Arranged chronologically over two DVDs, IT’S ALIVE 1974-1996 relives some of the band’s best performances with live footage of more than 100 songs, including “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker,” “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue,” “Beat On The Brat” and “I Wanna Be Sedated.” With more than four hours of impossible-to-find and unreleased live footage, this collection will make you feel like you’re standing in stale beer at CBGB shouting along with Dee Dee as he counts off, “One, two, three, four!”

The DVD also includes previously unreleased footage filmed on New Year’s Eve in 1977 during the band’s incendiary performance at The Rainbow Theatre in London. The entire concert was released in 1979 as the It’s Alive album, considered one of the best live records ever. The DVD features 14 songs in 5.1 Surround Sound taken from the show including “Pinhead,” “We’re A Happy Family,” and “Havana Affair.”

Nine performances recorded in 1982 at the US Festival in San Bernardino, CA are also featured here in 5.1 Surround Sound. The band fires off hit after hit, blazing through “The KKK Took My Baby Away,” “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment,” and “Rock ’n’ Roll High School.” During the show, the band also covers “Chinese Rocks,” a song Dee Dee wrote, which was recorded by Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers.

Spanning the Ramones’ entire career, the DVD follows the band from its earliest performances at CBGB, to their last international performance in Argentina. IT’S ALIVE 1974-1996 travels around the world with the Ramones, capturing priceless performances in the U.K., Germany, Sweden, Spain, Argentina, Finland, Italy and the U.S. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, the band may be gone, but their sound and influence are indestructible.

IT’S ALIVE 1974-1996
Disc 1

CBGB – New York, NY (9/15/74)

1. “Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue”
2. “I Don't Wanna Go Down To The
3. “Judy Is A Punk”
Max’s Kansas City – New York, NY (4/18/76)
4. “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”
5. “53rd & 3rd”
The Club – Cambridge, MA (5/12/76)
6. “Chain Saw”
Max’s Kansas City – New York, NY (10/8/76)
7. “Havana Affair”
8. “Listen To My Heart”
My Father’s Place – Roslyn, NY (4/13/77)
9. “I Remember You”
10. “Carbona Not Glue”
CBGB – New York, NY (6/11/77)
11. “Blitzkrieg Bop”
12. “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”
13. “Beat On The Brat”
14. “Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue”
15. “Rockaway Beach”
16. “Cretin Hop”
17. “Oh Oh I Love Her So”
18. “Today Your Love, Tomorrow The
The Second Chance – Ann Arbor, MI (6/26/77)
19. “Rockaway Beach”
20. “Carbona Not Glue”
The Ivanhoe Theater – Chicago, IL (7/6/77)
21. “Pinhead”
22. “Suzy Is A Headbanger”
The Armadillo – Austin, TX (7/14/77) Early Show
23. “Commando”
24. “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”
The Armadillo – Austin, TX (7/14/77) Late Show
25. “Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy”
26. “53rd & 3rd”
27. “Today Your Love, Tomorrow The
Liberty Hall – Houston, TX (7/15/77)
28. “Loudmouth”
29. “I Remember You”
30. “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment”
Liberty Hall – Houston, TX (7/16/77)
31. “Oh Oh I Love Her So”
32. “Today Your Love, Tomorrow The
Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert – L.A., CA (8/9/77)
33. “Loudmouth”
34. “Judy Is A Punk”
35. “Glad To See You Go”
36. “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment”
The Camera Mart Stages – New York, NY (9/3/77)
37. “Swallow My Pride”
38. “Pinhead”
39. “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”
It’s Alive, The Rainbow Theatre – London (12/31/77)
40. “Blitzkrieg Bop”
41. “I Wanna Be Well”
42. “Glad To See You Go”
43. “You're Gonna Kill That Girl”
44. “Commando”
45. “Havana Affair”
46. “Cretin Hop”
47. “Listen To My Heart”
48. “I Don't Wanna Walk Around With
49. “Pinhead”
50. “Do You Wanna Dance?”
51. “Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy”
52. “Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue”
53. “We're A Happy Family”

Disc 2
Musikladen – Bremen, Germany (9/13/78)
1. “Rockaway Beach”
2. “Teenage Lobotomy”
3. “Blitzkrieg Bop”
4. “Don't Come Close”
5. “I Don't Care”
6. “She's The One”
7. “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”
8. “Cretin Hop”
9. “Listen To My Heart”
10. “I Don't Wanna Walk Around With
11. “Pinhead”
The Old Grey Whistle Test – London (9/19/78)
12. “Don't Come Close”
13. “She's The One”
14. “Go Mental”
Top of the Pops – London (9/28/78)
15. “Don't Come Close”
Oakland, CA (12/28/78)
16. “I'm Against It”
17. “Needles And Pins”
San Francisco Civic Center, S.F., CA (6/9/79)
18. “I Want You Around”
19. “I'm Affected”
20. “California Sun”
The Old Grey Whistle Test – London (1/15/78)
21. “Rock 'N' Roll High School”
22. “Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll
Top of the Pops – London (1/31/80)
23. “Baby I Love You”
Sha Na Na – L.A., CA (5/19/80)
24. “Rock 'N' Roll High School”
Mandagsborsen – Stockholm, Sweden (10/26/81)
25. “We Want The Airwaves”
TVE Musical Express – Madrid, Spain (11/17/81)
26. “This Business Is Killing Me”
27. “All Quiet On The Eastern Front”
US Festival – San Bernardino, CA (9/3/82)
28. “Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll
29. “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment”
30. “Rock 'N' Roll High School”
31. “I Wanna Be Sedated”
32. “Beat On The Brat”
33. “The KKK Took My Baby Away”
34. “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow”
35. “Chinese Rocks”
36. “Teenage Lobotomy”
The Old Grey Whistle Test – London (2/26/85)
37. “Wart Hog”
38. “Chasing The Night”
Obras Sanitarias, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2/3/87)
39. “Blitzkrieg Bop”
40. “Freak Of Nature”
41. “Crummy Stuff”
42. “Love Kills”
43. “I Don't Care”
44. “Too Tough To Die”
45. “Mama's Boy”
Provinssirock Festival, Seinäjoki, Finland (6/4/88)
46. “I Don't Want You Anymore”
47. “Weasel Face”
48. “Garden Of Serenity”
49. “I Just Want To Have Something To
50. “Surfin’ Bird”
51. “Cretin Hop”
52. “Somebody Put Something In My
53. “We're A Happy Family”
R.I.T., Rochester, NY (10/8/88)
54. “Do You Remember Rock ’N’ Roll Radio”
55. “Wart Hog”
Rolling Stone Club – Milan, Italy (3/16/92)
56. “Psycho Therapy”
57. “I Believe In Miracles”
58. “I Wanna Live”
59. “My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes To Bitburg)”
60. “Pet Sematary”
61. “Animal Boy”
62. “Pinhead”
Top of the Pops – London (6/29/95)
63. “I Don't Wanna Grow Up”
River Plate Stadium – Estadio Antonio V. Liverti – Buenos Aires, Argentina (3/16/96)
64. “I Wanna Be Sedated”
65. “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.”


Duck Down Records announces the eagerly-anticipated debut, Stereotypez, from Special Teamz.

While the Duck Down name, its history and artists are widely renowned and branded throughout the Hip-Hop landscape, the label is branching out to begin to distribute and promote artists from those outside the typical Boot Camp Clik artist structure and this change signifies a major transition in the label, as it becomes a home to develop and market artists of all flavors. The first such project of this transition will be Special Teamz (EDO. G’s collective group, which also consists of Slaine, Jaysaun, and DJ Jayceeoh) debut Stereotypez; which will be released on 9-25-07.

Genuinely considered the Godfather of Boston Hip-hop, EDO. G has crafted a handful of classics (“Be A Father To Your Child,” “I Got To Have It” and “Love Comes And Goes” among others) and in 1991 his "I Gotta Have it" hit number one on Billboard and the YO! MTV Raps countdown. His debut, Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto, sold over 600,000 units on the strength of Edo's flawless portraits of inequalities in Roxbury, and became his city's first and only rap artist to ever go gold. In the 15 years since, EDO’s dropped four heralded LPs and two EPs, toured the world extensively, and collaborated with the likes of Pete Rock, DJ Premier, KRS One, Common, Black Thought and Masta Ace.

Formerly the front-man for The Kreators, Jaysaun sold 10,000 copies of the Boston classic, Home, (featuring Guru, Big Shug, Akrobatik, Krumbsnatcha, and EDO. G), and was nominated for three Boston Music Awards, and even garnered significant MTV rotation. One of Boston's most respected wordsmiths, Jay has worked with Pete Rock, Cappadonna, and DJ Premier and has been an instrumental component in EDO’s recent solo releases.

The Southie gunner Slaine has become an overnight force! He dropped his infamous mixtape; The White Man is the Devil Volume 1 in 2005 and moved more than 7,000 units without any distribution. Recently he followed that up with its sequel Citizen Caine. Slaine's controversial tales of cocaine abuse, pharmacy robberies, violence, politics, racism, combined with his brutal imagery, have earned him the respect of collaborators such as Royce 5'9", Krumbsnatcha, Hatebreed, DJ Premier, DJ Muggs, B Real, Everlast, DJ Lethal and Ill Bill, the latter three of whom he moonlights with as La Coka Nostra.

For Special Teamz first collaborative effort, Stereotypez, the stakes are much higher. Boasting guest appearances from Devin The Dude, Sean Price, Buckshot, Ill Bill, Akrobatik and Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta as well as production from legendary producers DJ Premier and Pete Rock and rising beatmakers Marco Polo, Moss, Jake One and Xplicit. Special Teamz's Duck Down debut proves what their fanbase already knows: that no matter what preconceived notions people have about their city, Boston's top guns deliver some of the most socio-politically relevant boom-bap in recent memory. And while their rhymes are the sound of race lines being crossed and barriers being broken, it's really just the sound of rewind-worthy Hip-hop music, and that's all that really matters.

Tracklisting and credits for Special Teamz Stereotypez:

1.) Get Down (produced by Young Cee)
2.) Three Kingz (produced by Young Cee)
3.) Stereotypez (produced by Ill Bill)
4.) Boston To Bucktown f/Sean Price & Buckshot (produced by Pete Rock)
5.) Classical (produced by DJ Shocca)
6.) Main Event (produced by DJ Premier)
7.) Long Time Comin f/Devin The Dude (produced by Xplicit)
8.) Home 2 f/Akrobatik, Dre Robinson, JY, Twice Thou & Frankie Robinson (produced by Young Cee)
9.) Clap Your Handz (produced by Young Cee)
10.) Story Of My Life f/JY (produced by Yomo)
11.) Fallen Angels f/D Guest (produced by Jake One)
12.) One Call (produced by Marco Polo)
13.) Fight Club (produced by Moss)
14.) Dirty Money f/Ill Bill (produced by Young Cee)
15.) Pushaman (Produced by D Boyz)
16.) Race Riot (produced by Good Will)
17.) Gun In My Hand f/Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed (produced by Jamey Jasta & Matty Trump)






California metal heads Droid have moved from opening the main stage at this year’s Family Values Tour to closing the Guitar Hero Second Stage. This will give fans a chance to get up close and personal with the heavy hitters from Long Beach.

Also, from now until the end of the tour, Korn’s James “Munky” Shaffer will be joining Droid at their signing booth. Shaffer is the founder of Emotional Syphon Recordings, the record label that released Droid’s self-titled debut CD in July. When fans buy Droid’s CD at the signing booths, they will also receive a free bonus DVD. The DVD is available only at signings and online when you order the album from Droid’s website, www.DROIDmusic.com.

Guitarist Jamie Teissere had this to say about the move: “Since they’ve pushed us back, we haven’t had a bad show. The energy is the way it should be! It’s a lot easier to let people know we’re going on later. We’re playing in front of twice as many people, all concentrated in one area, instead of all spread out in a 20,000-seat amphitheater. Now we’ve got huge mosh pits with tons of people crowd surfing. We’ve even had a couple dudes carried out with broken legs!”

On their self-titled Emotional Syphon Recordings debut, Droid embraces a bludgeoning aesthetic that pummels, punishes and pushes the boundaries of heavy metal. Their assault stems from a musical skeleton fused by rapid-fire riffs, wicked power grooves and a violent, hardcore crash.

Make sure to catch Droid as they headline the Guitar Hero Second Stage at all remaining Family Values dates, and don’t miss them at their signings where they will now be joined by Munky from Korn!

Droid on tour:
8/24 – Denver, CO – Coors Amphitheater (Family Values)
8/25 – Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion (Family Values)
8/26 – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Pavilion (Family Values)
8/27 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues (off-date w/Trivium & Atreyu)
8/28 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum (off-date w/Trivium)
8/29 – Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Arena (Family Values)
8/30 – San Diego, CA – Soma (off-date w/Trivium & Atreyu)
8/31 – Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater (Family Values)
9/01 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre (Family Values)
9/02 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Family Values)


After putting the finishing touches on a new collaboration, dj's Diplo and Switch will head out on the road to show the club kids what the hype is all about (see dates below). Most recently, the pair recorded a dancehall record in Jamaica with Elephant Man,Vybz Kartel, Leftside Esco, Gyptian, Mr Vegas, Turbulence, Spice, Macka Diamond, Monster Twins, and Lexxus and will premiere new material on the road. Switch gained recent notoriety for his production work, alongside Diplo, on the new M.I.A. record, Kala, and is the most sought after UK house producer at the moment. Diplo celebrates the one year anniversary of his record label, Mad Decent, launch of the non-profit music initiative, Heaps Decent and release of Hollertronix mixtape #7, The Boogie Down Bottle Nose Dolphins and exclusive iTunes ep, featuring Must Be a Devil.

MAD DECENT: www.maddecent.com

HEAPS DECENT: http://www.maddecent.com/heaps/

Thursday 9.13.07 Suite Dallas, TX W/ Switch
Friday 9.14.07 The Mod Club Toronto, ON W/ Switch
Saturday 9.15.07 Metro Chicago, IL W/ Switch
Monday 9.17.07 MJQ Concourse Atlanta, GA
Wednesday 9.19.07 Holocene Portland, OR W/ Switch
Thursday 9.20.07 Neumos Seattle, WA W/ Switch, Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set)
Friday 9.21.07 Echoplex Los Angeles, CA W/ Switch
Saturday 9.22.07 Mezzanine San Francisco, CA W/ Switch
Sunday 9.23.07 Plush Nightclub Vancouver, BC W/ Switch

Sylvie Lewis Returns to the US for Dates

After spending the summer abroad, Sylvie will play select cities performing songs from her heavenly album “Translations”. “Translations” was produced by produced by Sylvie and Richard Swift-- as was her debut release “Tangos and Tantrums”. “Translations” out now on Cheap Lullaby Records

Under the Radar - “This cocktail party friendly sophomore effort from expat Sylvie Lewis is equal parts Alison Kraus and Doris Day, with the vocal timbre of recalling the former and the old fashioned charm of the latter. “Just You” and“Cheap Isn't Free” show off Lewis’s low-key style, tinged with jazz and Americana to create gentle pop lullabies”

Tour Dates

Wed, Sept 19
The Living room, NYC.
8pm. Free show,

Thurs , Sept 20 Sept
Internet Cafe, Red Bank, NJ.

Fri, Sept 21
World Cafe Live Upstairs, Philadelphia, PA.
supporting Damien Dempsey

Sat, Sept 22
Baltimore Chop.com Bookstore, Baltimore, MD.
8PM. Free show
2 Sets

Sun, Sept. 23
Mountain Stage, Cultural Centre, Charleston, WV

Sylvie spent the summer helping out. She donated three songs from Translations to a Greeting Card that was given to patients as part of the Help the Hospices UK campaign.

"Lewis, strong as both a jazz/folk singer and musician, creates an album that distinguishes itself as a diverse emblem of an extremely talented and original artist." - Amplifier

"Her music and lyrics hold a charming sophistication, but she also instills them with a liveliness that circumvents the tunes from turning stodgy and old-fashioned. Translations builds impressively upon her striking debut Tangos and Tantrums." - All Music.com

“If Lewis’s subjects are effectively variation on time worn themes – head-over-heels romance, lost love, dissolute partners and so on – her perspective is distinctly of the moment.” –Time Out New York

"...Sylvie Lewis delivers songs in a meandering style reminiscent of Rufus Wainwright, with a sweetly expressive voice... her piano-laden debut disc, Tangos &Tantrums, is filled with tales of lives and loves."- New York Post

"...potentially the Next Very Big Thing in the world of dulcet damsels who reign the radio: Sylvie Lewis." – PopMatters.com

"...Lewis lights a torch of love and longing on this set of ragtime, tangos and 1930s-inspired chanson... [songs] unfold with style and glamour." 3 out of 4 stars - Los Angeles Daily News

"…a breathtaking collection of romantic, 1930s-inspired cabaret chansons." - San Francisco Examiner

“When Sylvie Lewis sings, everyone should stop and take notice. She has the goods in spades...” - James Combs, Producer, new ground, KCRW

“Lewis captivates with clever situational lyrics and barroom musical sensibilities. Her compelling tunes turn seemingly personal explorations into universal truths"– FlavorPill, NYC

"The London-born chanteuse's wry, worldly twist on relationships springs from numbers styled in cabaret, jazz, ragtime and waltz, held together by her rapturous, dusky vocals." - Los Angeles Times


As a child, Sylvie was an eraser thief and got kicked out of South Hampstead Junior School for girls (aged 7) for thieving and
bad grades. On the long walk down a corridor lined with teachers all peering over spectacles, clicking their tongues and chewing on the ends of their red marking pens - a voice was heard... "Mrs Lewis! Mrs Lewis". To which Sylvie's dear, sweet mother thought, " Fuck it. I can't listen to any more nonsense I'm not going to turn around." The voice persisted and eventually a rather out of breath piano teacher caught up with Sylvie's mother and panted, "I just wanted to tell you...I'm very sorry Sylvie is leaving...and I think she is quite ...gifted musically...and I do hope she continues her studies in her next ...school." Mrs Lewis embraced Sylvie's piano teacher and left.

Sylvie was then enrolled in a school with a very strong music department where she got to wear red knickerbockers every day
and her mathematical skills continued to decline. She also took up the cello, joined the choir and went to study in Switzerland where she had the best porridge she's ever eaten. Upon her return, Sylvie purloined her grandfather’s old records and discovered a deep love of Oscar Peterson, Noel Coward and Harry Nilsson among others. Jazz obsession kicked in. Sylvie played gigs every Saturday at Harrods in London to make pocket money...and new friends. She studied opera back in the UK with Ian Adam...A-levels in French, Italian and English Lit blah crumby boys she dated snooze and onto the Berklee College of Music in Boston where she became obsessed with songwriting. She took up piano and guitar and quietly devoted herself to the study of legendary songwriters and dead poets for the next 4 years (gosh writing bios is tiring).

Upon graduation (she had to graduate or the INS wouldn’t give her a work visa) she moved to Los Angeles. Why? Well, her
family had already rented out her room back in London but also lots of her heroes spent time there: The Gershwins, Cole
Porter, Irving Berlin etc.

She thought she'd do music on the side, as it wasn't a realistic way to make a living so she taught for two years. One day in
the exhaustion that was her Friday afternoons, she read an article in the newspaper about the lowest paid jobs in America.
The #2 lowest paid job in the US was reportedly teaching. And the #1 lowest paid job was...musician. At that moment she
knew what she had to do. Go right for the top. So she quit teaching and became a full time musician.

She wrote lots of songs that weren't really any good at all...but here's the thing about music...if you keep going and humble
down and admit when you are wrong, you actually get better - amazing but true.

Sylvie moved to Spain at the end of 2005 to begin writing her new album and learn how to make a damn good sangria. Her
first album, “Tangos and Tantrums,” was produced by Sylvie and Richard Swift and was met with critical praise (I think her
record company wrote this phrase – it sounds pretty bidnissy to me). So she re-assembled the same team, and went into the
studio to record Translations in the summer of 2006… now wait a minute – they didn’t get back together for the praise if that’s what you’re thinking. Making a record is like travelling through Senegal: You go because you are looking for that beautiful music you have heard exists, you go seeking and hoping to stumble upon, you go because you’ll regret it one day if you don’t, you go because you are half crazy and half obsessed by the curiosity - there are a lot of wasteland moments, sometimes it’s so beautiful there’s nothing for it but to cry, you can get an upset tummy very easily and everyone keeps asking you for more money.

Her second album was written while Sylvie was living in Spain for a year in 2006. It’s really about how we translate ourselves
and other people everyday – even if we speak the same language – it ain’t easy Ma. Why, you ask, is there not a song in
Spanish on the album? Ah well, that’s simple – she didn’t want to make it that easy for you. When you listen to a foreigner
trying to speak English, as the listener,you have to work too you know. Sylvie now lives in Rome, Italy – she has no pets but
lots of rosemary and oregano. She recently took up accordion and hopes to be touring later this summer.

And you say, "Sylvie Lewis? Never heard of her!" But that's why someone who loves you very much has given you this bio to
read... because now, you have.

Sylvie Lewis
2nd April, 2007
Rome, Italy

Sara Noxx and Project Pitchfork are collaborating on a single!

Two of the leading European electro acts express with "Earth Song" their position to the current environmental situation and politics. We would like YOU to send us your creative ideas, pictures, photos and cover suggestions on this subject and we will select the best submission to become the original cover artwork. All remaining entries will be published on the specially created web page. Send your submissions before October 7th, 2007 to cover@prussia-records.com . Some media representatives and DJ's believe "Eearth Song" will become the alternative hit single of the year and prelude of the Sara-Noxx-Best-Of-Triptychons "XX-RAY". Updated news about other famous participating artists and tour information will follow in the next weeks.


Astralwerks To Release Babyshambles Album

Astralwerks is proud to announce the addition of Babyshambles to their roster. The London quartet, led by former Libertines frontman Pete Doherty, will release their sophomore album entitled Shotter’s Nation on October 23, 2007.

Shotter’s Nation was recorded at Olympic Studios in Barnes, West London and produced by Stephen Street (Morrissey/The Smiths, Blur). The album has already been hailed in the UK press, with NME proclaiming;

“It is a concise, invigorated and coherent collection of punch-packing pop songs. Babyshambles have far exceeded all expectations. This record is the work of a bunch of musicians hell-bent on making the best record they have in them”.

This is indeed the record Babyshambles always threatened to make.

Babyshambles are: Peter Doherty (Vocals, Guitar), Adam Ficek (Drums), Drew McConnell (Bass Guitar), and Mick Whitnall (Guitar).

"Carry On Up The Morning"
"You Talk"
"UnBilo Titled"
"Side Of The Road"
"Crumb Begging"
"UnStookie Titled"
"French Dog Blues"
"There She Goes"
"Baddies Boogie"
"Deft Left Hand"
"The Lost Art of Murder" (featuring Bert Jansch)

BOB MOULD announces tour to promote

Bob Mould will be attending a series of special events in conjunction with the DVD release of Circle Of Friends on October 9th. At each event, Bob will play a short acoustic set (approx 30 min), participate in a live interview and/or Q + A (approx 30 min), host a DVD screening of Circle Of Friends, and sell and sign DVDs for fans.

Cities include:
10/9 - Chicago @ Schuba's - 3159 N. Southport - Chicago, IL 60657
10/10 - Minneapolis @ Bryant Lake Bowl - 810 W Lake St - Minneapolis, MN 55408
10/12 - Seattle @ Chop Suey - 1325 E Madison St - Seattle, WA 98122
10/14 - Portland @ Doug Fir Lounge - 830 E. Burnside - Portland, Oregon 97214
10/16 - San Francisco @ Herbst Theater (part of City Arts & Lectures series)- 401 Van Ness Ave - San Francisco, CA 94102
10/17 - Los Angeles @ The Roxy (presented by Filter Magazine)- 9009 W Sunset Blvd - West Hollywood, CA 90069
11/2 - New York @ Highline Ballroom – 431 W. 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
11/5 – Boston @ Paradise Lounge – 969 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
11/8 – Charlottesville @ Gravity Lounge – 103 South First Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
11/10 – New Hope @ John & Peter’s – 96 S. Main Street, New Hope, PA 18938
11/11 – Philadelphia @ World Café Live – 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

The San Francisco date is part of the prestigious City Arts & Lectures series. It is being co-presented by the Noise Pop Festival. Bob will be interviewed by Michael Azerrad and play a few songs. More info on City Arts &Lectures series can be found at: http://www.cityarts.net/

Filmed live at the legendary 9:30 Club in Washington, DC on October 7th 2005, Circle Of Friends is the first fully authorized live concert release by Bob Mould. Joined onstage by Brendan Canty (Fugazi), Richard Morel (Morel), and Jason Narducy (Rockets Over Sweden), the show features Bob’s compositions from Hüsker Dü, Sugar, and his solo releases. Circle Of Friends is the definitive collectible for new and longtime fans alike.

Bob Mould will release a new studio album on Anti- Records late January 2008. It will be his first release since 2005’s Body of Song.


"The Act We Act" Sugar - Copper Blue "A Good Idea" Sugar - Copper Blue
"Changes" Sugar - Copper Blue "Circles" Bob Mould - Body of Song
"Paralyzed" Bob Mould - Body of Song
"I Am Vision, I Am Sound" Bob Mould - Body of Song
"Underneath Days" Bob Mould - Body of Song
"Hoover Dam" Sugar - Copper Blue
"See A Little Light" Bob Mould - Workbook
"High Fidelity" Bob Mould - Body of Song
"Hardly Getting Over It" Hüsker Dü - Candy Apple Grey
"Could You Be The One?" Hüsker Dü - Warehouse: Songs and Stories
"I Apologize" Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
"Chartered Trips" Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
"The Receipt" Bob Mould - Modulate
"Best Thing" Bob Mould - Body of Song
"Celebrated Summer" Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
"Beating Heart The Prize" Bob Mould - Body of Song
"Egøverride" Bob Mould - Bob Mould
"If I Can’t Change Your Mind" Sugar - Copper Blue
"Helpless" Sugar - Copper Blue
"Makes No Sense At All" Hüsker Dü -Flip Your Wig
"Man On The Moon" Sugar - Copper Blue

DVD extras

Pre-show interviews with Bob Mould, Richard Morel, Brendan Canty and Jason Narducy

MVD Entertainment and GENITORTURERS are excited to announce the GENITORTURERS LIVE DVD release!

!!Just in time for DEVILS NIGHT! In stores OCT 30th-2007!!

The infamous GENITORTURERS have partnered with MVD to release their first ever in concert production titled "LIVE IN SIN" delivering their exclusive brand of rock music and on-stage mayhem that has earned them worldwide notoriety for over a decade.True to their tradition the band has put together a highly entertaining and artistic live presentation that is up close and personal, giving the viewer a true sense of "being there.

This DVD features 10 intense live music videos with excellent sound quality including 3 unreleased LIVE versions of new songs set to debut on the bands 2008 album. Those who have seen a Genitorturers show know what they are getting and consistently come back for more ... Offer your gift of submission and be rewarded with this live "Shock Rock" carnival sure to capture your soul and leave you begging for more! Bonus materials include rare Japanese SIN CITY promo video, out takes
from the bands Hu$tler shoot, candid interviews, raucous backstage and behind the scenes fun, and even a little whisky drinkin' and mud wrestlin' thrown in for good measure. "LIVE IN SIN" is sure to be a hit with long time fans and newcomers alike!

  Machine Head upcoming  tour news...

In an unfortunate turn of events, Machine Head bassist Adam Duce will miss this Fall's highly-anticipated Black Tyranny Tour in the U.S. due to a broken leg suffered while dirt biking in Redding, CA. Initially thought to be nothing more than a bad sprain, x-rays later confirmed the break, which required surgery to attach a steel plate and two screws to the broken bone.

A disappointed Duce laments, "It sucks to be in this position, because we have such a killer tour set up for the end of the summer and now we'll have to find a replacement for me. I've never missed one show that this band has ever played up to this point and I never thought I would see the day when Machine Head would be playing and I wouldn't be on stage."

The band are currently rehearsing with temporary bassist candidates and are in the final stages of selecting Duce's replacement, the details of which will be announced as soon as they are determined. All Black Tyranny dates in the U.S. will go on as scheduled, and Duce will be returning for the Australian and European legs of The Black Crusade Tour, beginning with the band's Loudpark date in Japan.

The Black Tyranny Tour promises night after pummeling night of power from some of metal's finest. From the first note to the last, The Black Tyranny Tour will be spoken of long after it crushes your town, so if there is one show this year that you can't afford to miss, this is it. Prepare, The Black Tyranny is coming your way!

Confirmed dates... More to follow.






























The 32nd annual Toronto Film Festival, the largest public film festival in the world, takes place from September 6th through 15th, 2007. "Heavy Metal in Baghdad" will premiere in the festival's documentary program, 'Real to Reel', as one of 20 of the "most explosive and thought provoking documentaries from the U.S. and around the world..."

In the late summer of 2006, as the insurgency escalated and gripped every corner of the city, filmmakers Eddy Moretti and Suroosh Alvi traveled to the Red Zone in Baghdad to meet and interview the only heavy metal band in Iraq, Acrassicauda. "Heavy Metal in Baghdad" is the story of that band and its members, following them from their beginnings under the dying days of Sadaam's rule to the present day. The filmmakers have collected glimpses into the struggles of Acrassicauda as they try to stay together and stay alive. Their story is the untold story of the hopes and dreams of an entire generation of young Iraqis, young lives that have been distorted and displaced by years of continual warfare in their homeland.

To view the trailer: www.heavymetalinbaghdad.com



THE GUARDIAN: http://music.guardian.co.uk/rock/story/0,,2108283,00.html#article_continue


ASSOCIATED CONTENT: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/173236/a_rockumentary_with_a_political_twistheavy.html

NEW YORK MAGAZINE.COM: http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/tags/heavy%20metal%20in%20baghdad


The crew behind the irreverent Vice magazine joins forces with creative consultant Spike Jonze to bring you hipster music and fashion stories. But these globe-trotters truly impress with five- to six-minute news segments: Stories such as "Heavy Metal in Baghdad" and "Inside Sudan" were actually filmed in Baghdad and Sudan. A - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Director Spike Jonze's online network recalls Nineties-era MTV, when shows like 120 Minutes and Liquid Television rule late-night cable.' - ROLLING STONE

First up, is Vice magazine's VBS.TV. This is probably the best original video site I've seenŠ-ADVERTISING AGE

My new computer obsession is vbs.tv, the online "television" station of Vice magazine. They have all sorts of wacky, hip shows like Dos And Don'ts And Friends (based on the magazine's fashion column) and The Vice Guide To Travel, but it's their music coverage that keeps me watching at my desk daily. - JANEMAG.COM

VBS.TV is a broadband internet television site from the makers of Vice magazine. Launched in March as a free, advertising-supported video network, VBS.TV is updated with 20-30 minutes of original content a day, with more than 30 original series in regular production. VBS.TV content has been featured in MTV International's Best of VBS.TV series.


VICE MAGAZINE is the world's only free, glossy monthly. It is published and distributed in 22 countries around the world. VICE has been named the #1 trendsetter title in marketing survey the Cassandra Report for five straight years.


VBS.TV presents
a VICE FILMS production
executive producers SPIKE JONZE and SHANE SMITH
produced by MONICA HAMPTON
produced and directed by EDDY MORETTI and SUROOSH ALVI

The Chemical Brothers Announce First Live National Tour In 5 Years

The Chemical Brothers will embark on their first proper US live tour in over 5 years this September. As with previous tours, the band takes this new live show to even greater heights with ground-breaking auditory technology and retina scorching visuals by FLATNOSEGEORGE. This tour is their full live experience- not a DJ tour. The Chemical Brothers sixth long player, We Are The Night was released on July 17th 2007 and debuted as the #1 album in the UK - their 5th straight UK #1 album.

The tour is being presented by Zune as a part of their “On The Road” program, and encompasses a full range of brand integration with Microsoft’s digital media player.

Check out reviews of their recent London gig at The Roundhouse:

"…the Chemical Brothers once again confirmed: 'We are the Night.'"- Spin.com

"The theme is unremitting sensory overload, with gargantuan techno rhythms competing with lurid kaleidoscopic visuals."- The Guardian (UK) review

"This was an experience well worth the wait."- Launch music on Yahoo (UK)

"The show that “The Brothers” put on could have easily rivaled the likes of any James Bond computer generated extravaganza or equally well stood its ground against any million pound New Year’s Eve fireworks display."- Backstage Pass (UK)

Also, be sure to check out the new video contest for the Brother's new single, "The Salmon Dance" (featuring Fatlip). The winner will be chosen by Tom & Ed on September 10 and will receive 2 tickets to see the band perform live. Details are here: www.youtube.com/group/salmondance

See for yourself why their world-renowned live shows have captivated audiences around the globe for over 12 years on the following dates:

Sept 21 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Sept 22 Brooklyn, NY McCarren Pool
Sept 24 Chicago, IL Riviera
Sept 26 Denver, CO The Fillmore
Sept 28 San Francisco, CA The Concourse
Sept 29 Los Angeles, CA Nocturnal

www.thechemicalbrothers.com OR www.myspace.com/thechemicalbrothers

Legendary crossover act M.O.D. signs with INDEX ENTERTAINMENT

Fronted by the charismatic and outspoken Billy Milano, M.O.D.'s new album "Red White & Screwed" finds the band returning to their roots of aggressive metal/hardcore merged with edgy social commentary. Milano and crew slam through tracks like "Balls On Bread", "Jose Can You See", "Alphabet City Stomp" and "The Big It". Produced by Tim Gerron at Music Lab, M.O.D.'s current lineup is completed by Scott Sargeant (Guitar, ex-Skinlab/Laaz Rockit), Derek "Lennon" Lopez (Drums) & Dawson Clawson (Bass). Milano had this to say about the new material: "Everyone keeps telling me this is the best record I've done since S.O.D.'s 'Speak English Or Die'...I guess not giving a shit about what people think or feel is finally working".

An Ecard with song samples and band information can be found at www.indexentertainment.com. "Red, White & Screwed" is scheduled for an October 9th release date.

Travis Mitchell Band album release set for September

Dallas-based quartet the Travis Mitchell Band is releasing their next album, “Waiting On Tomorrow,” on September 25th. The release will be preceded by a digital single featuring the tracks “I Don’t Mind” and “Ever Again,” which hits download portals on August 21st. Earlier this year, the band headed down to Gautier, Mississippi to record “Waiting On Tomorrow,” their sophomore record, with Grammy-nominated artist Chris Henderson of the rock band 3 Doors Down. The album, which Mitchell says is a “Nashville/Texas country mix,” was completed in a rather hectic 22 days of pre-production, writing and recording. “I feel like this is the first time I’ve found my voice and my sound,” says Mitchell. And that sound is quite versatile, as evidenced by the mix of honky-tonk, ballads, and rock-infused alt-country peppering the new album. “Working with Chris Henderson was brilliant,” Mitchell continues. “I loved it. He was very real, and he let everyone express their ideas. We all worked really well together, and that helped some amazing ideas come out.”

"What struck me about Travis' music was not just that it was Texas country, which I have a soft spot for, but that it's a little more rocking and it takes you by surprise," Henderson told the Dallas Morning News. "You really don't know where it will go. I heard his record and liked it and then I went to see him live and that sealed the deal. ... I was thoroughly impressed." He elaborates by saying, “Travis's music is fresh and exciting. He brings a new element to the country music scene. It’s like country music on steroids.” In addition to manning the production helm on “Waiting On Tomorrow,” Henderson also contributed by co-writing two songs on the album, “She’s That Kind Of Girl” and “Ever Again.”

In just over a year, the Travis Mitchell Band signed a record deal with Rock Ridge Music and toured with almost every major headliner on the Texas Country circuit including Cross Canadian Ragweed, Randy Rogers, Jack Ingram, Cory Morrow, and many more. In June 2006, they released a 3-song digi sampler, which paved the way for the release of their first album, Forget What’s Wrong,” in September 2006 (which the Dallas Morning News called “a disc full of potential… Touches of roots and classic rock dart in and out of the Texas roadhouse country style.”). Mitchell was also part of Lynyrd's Skynyrd's "Gimme 3 Days" cruise, which sailed from January 5th-8th, 2007 to the Bahamas.

Mitchell and his band have been touring extensively in Texas and plan to continue their live performances further afield leading up and in support of “Waiting On Tomorrow.”