Tuesday, October 30, 2007

SEX PISTOLS to perform

on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Tuesday, October 30
and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" Wednesday, October 31

A wide range of celebrities turned out for the SEX PISTOLS private club show for fans Thursday, October 25 at The Roxy in Los Angeles: all of Velvet Revolver (Scott Weiland, Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Mark McGrath, Josh Freese (The Vandals, NIN, Devo, A Perfect Circle), Clem Burke (Blondie), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Lemmy (Motorhead) and Cisco Adler (Whitestarr) plus actors Ewan McGregor, Naveen Andrews (“Lost”), Danny Masterson (“That 70’s Show”), Bijou Phillips, and Jonathan Togo (“CSI Miami”). The packed gig was made possible by Indie 103.1, Guitar Hero® III: Legends Of Rock and Helio.

This week, look for the SEX PISTOLS--JOHN LYDON, STEVE JONES, PAUL COOK and GLEN MATLOCK--to make their debut on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” Tuesday, October 30 and “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” Wednesday, October 31. Next up for the PISTOLS: five sold-out shows at The Brixton Academy in London (November 8, 9, 10, 12 and 14). Additional shows in Manchester at the MEN Arena (November 17) and at SECC in Glasgow (November 18) have been added due to overwhelming demand.

Monday, October 29, 2007



Silverchair swept the 2007 ARIA Awards in Sydney last night. They won five ARIA's - more than any other artist this year. Most significantly the band took out the prestigious Album Of The Year award for their acclaimed Young Modern. While they've had five chart topping albums over their career this was actually the first time that any Silverchair release has received that honor.

They received the following awards:
Album Of The Year
Best Group
Single Of The Year
Best Rock Album
Highest Selling Single

This extraordinary achievement makes Silverchair the most successful artist in the entire history of the ARIA Awards. Last night's haul took the band's career tally to 19 eclipsing John Farnham's previous record of 18 career gongs. Silverchair opened the Awards telecast with a memorable performance of "Straight Lines" and set the tone for a very special night that cemented Silverchair in their rightful place as one of the most acclaimed and successful bands in Australian music history

The ARIA's capped the busiest few months of the band's entire career. They have toured non-stop over the last 16 weeks racking up nearly 60 shows around the world including international festival appearances and their hugely successful "Across The Great Divide" tour with co-headliners, Powderfinger. Those shows came to an end on Friday night in Silverchair's home town of Newcastle.

Upcoming US Tour Dates:
(additional dates to be announced soon)
11/14 - Anaheim, CA: House Of Blues (SOLD OUT)
11/15 - Las Vegas, NV: The Joint
11/16 - San Diego, CA: House Of Blues (SOLD OUT)
11/18 - San Francisco, CA: The Independent (SOLD OUT)
11/20 - Los Angeles, CA: The Wiltern
11/21 - Tempe, AZ: Marquee Theatre
11/23 - Salt Lake City, UT: The Venue
11/24 - Boulder, CO: Fox Theatre
11/26 - Oklahoma City, OK: Diamond Ballroom
11/27 - Austin, TX: La Zona Rosa
11/28 - Houston, TX: Meridian
11/29 - New Orleans, LA: House Of Blues
12/01 - Orlando, FL: House Of Blues
12/02 - North Myrtle Beach, SC: House Of Blues
12/04 - Norfolk, VA: ODU Constant Convocation Center
12/07 - Columbus, OH: Newport Music Hall
12/08 - Cleveland, OH: House Of Blues
12/11 - Indianapolis, IN: Music Mill

Tuesday, October 23, 2007



Finally, six years after With Vilest Of Worms To Dwell, HOLLENTHON returns. Currently, the band, centered around vocalist/guitarist Martin Schirenc, is recording the new tracks in Schirenc's very own studio. The new material is much heavier, but on the other hand,also contains bombastic orchestral and ethnic elements for which Hollenthon is known. A cover version of The Tea Party and artwork by Ralph Manfreda (Belphegor) complete this exciting and long-overdue package.

A release and European tour is scheduled for March/April 08.

TYR - New Album in 2008

ThIS Viking Metal band from the Faroe Islands has undoubtedly won over myriad new fans during their 2007 tour with AMON AMARTH, as was the case following their phenomenal appearance at Wacken Open Air. The gang, led by vocalist Heri Joensen, is currently concentrating on the songwriting for the next album. Once again, Jacob Hansen, who also was responsible for the sound of Ragnarok, will produce the album. Like in the past, TYR’s latest songs will contain genuine, traditional Scandinavian music combined with crushing Metal. A tentative release date is scheduled for April 08. Hail to the hammer!

MIDNATTSOL - Studio News

The German-Norwegian formation is currently running a recording marathon to finish the follow-up to "Where The Twilight Dwells.“ Camren Elise Espenaes will once again record her vocals in Mastersound Studios (LEAVES´EYES, ELIS). The rest will be recorded with THE VISION BLEAK mastermind Markus Stock at Klangschmiede E Studios. Tue Madsen (SIRENIA), one of Europe´s leading sound engineers, and the infamous Finnvox studios will guarantee a great production.

Nordlys will hit the streets in March 08.

Welcome to Napalm - POWERQUEST

Napalm Records has signed POWERQUEST from the UK. Formed in 2001, the band plays, just as the name suggests, Power Metal and will surely appeal to fans of DRAGONFORCE or Rhapsody. By the end of October, POWERQUEST will begin recording and should complete the new album by December. The album's release is scheduled for Spring 2008.


ASMEGIN are currently busy in the studio, recording new material. The Norwegians were not unproductive in the last years, and thus Tusind tabte Sjæles Kakofoni ("Cacophony of a thousand lost souls") will be a double-concept album that took the band over a year for the lyrics alone. While the likeable folk elements will be kept strong, the new album will also present a darker atmosphere and some progressive elements.

The release of Tusind tabte Sjæles Kakofoni is planned for mid 2008.

Releaseschedule 2007/2008
WOLFPACK UNLEASHED CD “Anthems of Resistance” OUT NOW! Thrash Metal
ENTHRONED CD “Tetra Karcist” OUT NOW! Black Metal
THE VISION BLEAK CD “The Wolves Hunt Their Prey” OUT NOW! Horror Metal
SINAMORE CD "Seven Sins A Second" Nov 6 Gothic Rock
SVARTSOT CD “Ravnenes Saga” Nov 6 Folk Metal
SYRACH CD “Days of Wrath" Nov 6 Doom Metal
ELIS MCD “Show Me The Way” Nov 6 Gothic Metal
VESANIA CD “Distractive Killusions” Nov 20 Symphonic Black Metal
ATROCITY Download-Single November 2007 Dark Metal
DRACONIAN CD January 2008 Gothic Metal
ISOLE CD "Bliss Of Solitude" January 2008 Doom Metal
ALESTORM CD February 2008 Scottish Pirate Metal
LEAVES´ EYES 2-DVD March 2008 Gothic Metal
MIDNATTSOL CD "Nordlys" April 2008 Gothic Folk Metal
ATROCITY CD “Werk 80 II” 08.02.2008 Dark Metal
EDENBRIDGE CD "MyEarthDream" April 2008 Symphonic Metal
TYR CD April 2008 Viking Metal
KAMPFAR CD April 2008 Pagan Folklore Metal

The Yarrows releasing debut album, Plum, on Dec. 18!

Empyrean Records is pleased to bring you Plum, the debut LP from The Yarrows. The album will release on December 18th, 2007. It’s a sublime record, one that trucks in the same emotional territory mined by tindersticks and the National while sounding wholly unique.

The Yarrows’ Plum comes on with a subtlety that makes the album an unlikely debut. This is the type of record that becomes indelible, song-driven and human; Plum is a musical atmosphere as textured and psychological as the songs themselves, filled with full-blooded and naked emotionalism that never descends into melodrama.

Formed in an abandoned lodge in hundreds of acres of woods in western New Jersey, the Yarrows are fronted by brothers Matt & Pierce Backes, with Scott Barcalow (bass/vocals, NYC) and Jack Firneno (drums, Philadelphia). The brothers grew up with Scott and production adviser Garris Shipon (Philadelphia), and while this is the first project to bring all four together in a focused way, they have been making music together most of their lives. Jack came into the band like the missing piece and fit in this tight bunch like he’d been there forever.

The band’s process is informed by the possibilities and pitfalls of working as a rock band. In this debut, The Yarrows are trying to make a record that isn’t cool or stupid. Plum might give up its treasures slowly, deepening a little on every spin. There are no obvious hooks, no singles and there’s nothing saccharine about it. From the stark snare hits that begin the opening track to the undulating then burning guitars of the closer, Plum sets out a challenging and gorgeous array of sounds, all driven by ten melodic, structurally inventive, and lyrically hypnotic songs.

Band MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/theyarrows
Band website: http://www.theyarrows.com
Label website: http://www.empyreanrecords.com

Acclaimed Theatrical LIVE-IN MAID Comes to DVD from KOCH Lorber Films

“nearly perfect…achieves a poignant, comical clarity”-- The New York Times

“pitch-perfect…shows a side of Latin American life we rarely see on American screens”-- Los Angeles Times

“a vivid portrait…performed with exquisite subtlety”-- Washington Post


Live-in Maid

Jorge Gaggero’s Directorial Debut, Winner of a Sundance Film Festival

Special Jury Prize and Starring Oscar®-Nominated Actress Norma Aleandro, Arrives to DVD December 4 for $26.98srp

Reversal of fortune is the theme in the acclaimed comedy-drama Live-in Maid, starring Argentina’s first lady of stage and screen, the Oscar®-nominated Norma Aleandro, and impressive newcomer, Norma Argentina. Writer-director Jorge Gaggero’s debut feature film, a 2007 theatrical release, is poignant look at how economics and class conflict affect the lives of two women. Winner of numerous awards at festivals around the world, LIVE-IN MAID arrives on DVD December 4 with extras including a making-of documentary, exclusively from KOCH Lorber Films.

Set in the aftermath of Argentina’s devastating economic crash of 2001, Live-in Maid stars Aleandro (“The Official Story,” Best Actress nominee for “Gaby: A True Story”) as Beba, a pampered upper-middle-class Buenos Aires divorcee used to the finer things in life, including a full-time housekeeper and servant, Dora (Argentina). But the economic crash hits Beba’s designer pocketbook hard and she finds it tougher and tougher just to get by and maintain her lifestyle. Dora, who has worked for Beba for 30 years, hasn’t been paid in seven months and decides she must move on. As the dynamics between mistress and maid shift, both discover that they are linked in ways that go beyond a mere working arrangement.

The New York Times’ A.O. Scott called Live-in Maid “a remarkably assured first film,” adding that Gaggero has “a keen eye for telling nuances of behavior.” The movie has “a heart of gold and a spine of steel,” wrote The New York Daily News’ Elizabeth Weitzman, and Steven Winn of The San Francisco Chronicle called it “intimate and keenly observed.” Aside from capturing the Special Jury Prize: World Cinema – Dramatic at the Sundance Film Festival and the prestigious FIPRESCI Prize at the Toulouse Latin America Film Festival, LIVE-IN MAID has also collected universal acclaim throughout its international theatrical and festival run.

The DVD presents LIVE-IN MAID in the 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio, along with 5.1 Dolby Digital sound; it in Spanish with English subtitles. Bonus programming includes a behind-the-scenes featurette and the original theatrical trailer.

What's new in the world of dance music


Think soul, think Motown. Think jazz, think Blue Note. Think house, think Strictly Rhythm. Strictly Rhythm, the world’s most celebrated house music label, is back and that means both classic and new releases!
Strictly Rhythm has a vibrant history and has had a major influence on the development of house music and the careers of world famous artists such as Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez, Armand Van Helden, Kenny Dope, Todd Terry, Louie Vega and Josh Wink – who are still known today as the elite of house music.
Strictly is amped to do what they do best, which is to get new exhilarating tracks out to house music fans. Their first all-new release features several of the label’s cherished old friends – Todd Terry, Kenny Dope and DJ Sneak, who have combined as the Todd Terry All Stars for the irresistibly catchy “Get Down” featuring the talented Tara McDonald on vocals. Strictly also has the single, “April” and album, “Beyond Elements” from the one and only Osunlade. The label is also thrilled to be teaming up with one of the brightest new talents in dance music, Quentin Harris, who’s creating a new EP and album for Strictly.

Masters at Work, better known as MAW to their mass of devoted fans, consists of world famous duo Louie Vega and Kenny Dope. Both originating from New York, the duo’s remix discography is an incredible catalogue of work, including mainstream artists from Madonna to Michael Jackson. As key producers of Strictly Rhythm, the duo underwent tough calls to select absolutely essential tracks for the compilation, including Barbara Tucker’s ‘I get lifted’ and ‘Beautiful People’. The most sought after duo came together to produce one unforgettable project.

Generating support from those at the very top of the DJ food chain, Marlon D introduces three tracks strong enough to warrant a solo release. The irreverent 'Jesus Creates Sound' is a drum lead affair, incorporating frenetic hi-hats and cymbal clashes, eerie effects and resulting in a heads-down stomper of a track. 'Deep Spiritual Journey' is, as the name suggests, deep, deep, deep. 'Dance 2 Da Beat' is without a doubt the most upbeat of the trio and has already proved to be a hit amongst the big name DJ's. With a bouncin' bass line and an equally bouncy vocal, this is set to prove that Marlon D is certainly one to watch.

Tiefschwarz, the uber-cool German producer DJs, are famed for their innovative productions and their ability to bring cutting edge electronic music to the mainstream without compromising their integrity. Alexander and Sebastian Schwarz, brothers and music lovers, dug deep to contribute gritty, electronic, stripped-down-sound tracks for the compilation. Their addiction to deep House is apparent in their selections. Opening with a sinister sounding ‘This Beat is Over’ while the mix goes on to highlight The Untouchables ‘Dance to the Rhythm’ and ‘Trippin’. Also includes Hardrive’s ‘Deep Inside’ and Aly-Us’ “Follow Me.’

Hailing from West London, Thabani, the Roots-Soul collective combine Soul, Afro and Groove influences to their potent mix of brilliant front line tunes with a modern contemporary edge.

Led by charismatic Zimbabwean singer and songwriter Tee Nyoni, together with a tight musical ensemble of brass, guitar, drums, African percussion and backing vocals, Thabani produce a classic 'Soulful Wall Of Sound.” Nyoni combines the energy of a young James Brown, the voice of Marvin Gaye and the songwriting influences of Curtis Mayfield and Fela Kuti!

Thabani is about to kick off their first tour of the US with four sets in New York City!!

OCT 18, 2007 Brooklyn, NY Black Betty’s
OCT 19, 2007 Brooklyn, NY Five Spot Soul Food
OCT 20, 2007 New York, NY Club Groove


A rising house label, Agave Records, born out of the depths of the breaks capital of the world, Orlando, Florida, has stepped up to the plate with Chicago legend house DJ Johnny Fiasco to produce what is to be this year’s premier house compilation, Nectar Vol. 2. Referred to by many in the House community as a “DJ of DJ’s,” Johnny Fiasco’s new album, Nectar Vol. 2, is filled with fresh, sexy grooves and cool, subtle Latin jazz beats that will rock the house party or the iPod.

For Nectar Vol. 2, careful selection and tedious mixing have brought about a technical marvel sure to please club heads and professionals alike. Johnny Fiasco sat down with Agave’s A&R team to devise a track listing for Nectar Vol. 2 that serves both the chug and the bump. Artists such as Ian Pooley, The Sound Republic, Inland Knights, Joey Youngman and Vernon & Decosta have all found their way onto the second Nectar. Mix after mix passed over both their desks before finally agreeing on what is to be another quality project in this promising young Agave Records series.

OCT 26, 2007 Denver, CO Vinyl
NOV 02, 2007 Honolulu, HI SoundBar
NOV 09, 2007 Miami, FL Laundry Bar
DEC 22, 2007 Chicago, IL Smartbar


Silk smoking jacket and monogrammed slippers at the ready! The Playboy Playmates have arrived, the place is swarming with sexy Bunnies, and it’s time to party along to a package of the sexiest dance music since disco was invented. Bob Sinclar is playing live at the Playboy Mansion.

Aaaah, Bob Sinclar *strokes white cat on lap*… The man’s resume is impeccable with now legendary residencies at Paris’ Les Bains Douches and Le Palace kicking off a truly glittering career in which he has taken dance music to the very pinnacle of sophistication. Why else would he be chosen to set the world’s most famous pleasure dome on fire?

And Bob Sinclar, with his international ladies’ man reputation, fits in perfectly at that Playboy Mansion. His real name may be Christophe Le Friant, but – when he’s not deep undercover as Bob Sinclar – he’s known as Chris the French Kiss, a veritable Hugh Hefner of the decks with his devilish good looks, his way of winning over whole roomfuls of pretty people and his status as an after-dark superstar and spinner of glamorous dreams.

NOV 03, 2007 Los Angeles, CA Vanguard


Fresh off the biggest Drum and Bass tour in America, Planet of the Drums, AK1200 will terrorize dance floors worldwide with the release of “Weapons of Tomorrow.” Dave Minner, crowned AK1200 by a local DJ for going “so fast it’s like an AK-47 on the 1200's”, is one of the pioneers of the Drum n Bass sound in the U.S.

As AK1200’s first actual concept CD, “Weapons of Tomorrow” exclusively features artists from all around the world who for the most part have been left undiscovered. Handpicking twenty tracks, worthy of carrying the DnB torch, from over three hundred submissions AK1200 produces an absolute thrill ride from start to finish.

OCT 25, 2007 Las Vegas, NV Alexis Park Resort Hotel
OCT 27, 2007 Denver, CO Hallow Freak’n Ween
NOV 08, 2007 Baltimore, MD Mosaic
NOV 21, 2007 Brooklyn, NY The Hook
NOV 23, 2007 Dallas, TX Lizard Lounge
DEC 31, 2007 Los Angeles, CA LA Sports Arena



Yes, Jimmy Van M is back! After his epic 3CD effort that journeyed its way through a wide spectrum of genres and styles, Jimmy Van M increases the energy of the previous release with tunes from his favorite producers The mix starts off in style with an ambient intro written by Russian artists Moonbeam setting the mood in preparation for a journey through deep and haunting sounds, and highlighted by the Radioslave remix of Unkle’s “Burn My Shadow”. From here everything starts to take shape with more energy and atmosphere once Stephen Bodzin’s neo-trancer “Cucuma” bursts into the mix. Other highlights on the disc include Smith & Selway’s driving remix of Mauro Picotto and the stunning Moonbeam remix of Steve T’s “There were Lights” all transpiring into a selection of music that will appeal to all fans of upfront club music mixed to perfection.

Jimmy Van M has built a reputation on being among the most patient and sophisticated DJ's to be found globally. His ability to deliver music ranging from the deepest of early morning sessions to the most banging and driving peak-hour main-room affairs has kept him in place as one of the most urbane and global performers.



Kiite Records will release for world-wide distribution Eccotonic’s debut CD Flow Motion. This is a down tempo electronica studio project by noted film composer and recording artist Cato. Based in Los Angeles with its incredible variety of human culture, Eccotonic aka Cato still retains a Scandinavian and Middle European artistic sensibility, and his background includes numerous solo electronica concerts, DJ-gigs and scoring cutting edge, European award-winning television shows. Mixing an eclectic palette of organic and electronic sounds, the music of Eccotonic represents the culmination of a body of work by Cato and his collaborators that spreads over the past several years. It is also a natural extension of his film scoring work, including the track “Cache” that incorporates musical elements from the award-winning film of the same name (Sundance Film Festival, 1998).



Grammy Award winning, Masters At Work main man and house pioneer, ‘Little’ Louie Vega, steps up to the platters to mix the second installment of NRK’s Back In The Box series. Honing his skills on the NY club circuit in the mid-80s, Vega collaborated with Kenny “Dope” Gonzales for the Masters At Work project that has since gone on to spawn countless dance music “moments” (“I Can’t Get No Sleep”, “Work”, “To Be In Love”), and helped create and shape the house music sound as we know it. Quite simply, Vega has earned his stripes, and continues to win Grammy Awards, produce club hits, multi-instrumentation album projects, and DJ the world over.

Vega lays down a memory evoking 2 ½ hour mix over two CDs, giving stone cold classics a chance to shoulders rub with those tracks that worked it for Vega back in the day, but didn't necessarily break through to "classic" status. The track list reads like a "who's who" of dance history; Todd Terry, Blaze, Black Science Orchestra, Eric Kupper, Romanthony, Ralphie Rosario, Michael Watford....even Norman Cook makes a surprise entry under his Mighty Dub Katz guise!

So sit back and enjoy this romp down memory lane...

LEWIS & CLARKE w/ Tunng this Wednesday @ Mercury Lounge!

"The eight tracks here are protracted and whisper-quiet yet engaging, with a constant tug of sorrow that satisfies..Rogai exhales poignant lyrics and juggles elegant instrumentation with a revolving cast that includes members of Man Man and Rachel's..Fans of Iron & Wine and ilk would be wise to prick up their ears." - Harp Magazine

"Eight tracks of delicate beauty" - Pitchforkmedia.com

"The melodies are exquisite, as delivered by an impressive array of strings, percussion, and Rogai’s own direct, unforced vocals...This is a band that more than deserves its growing acclaim." - Pop Matters

"Rogai has a gift for speaking plainly while tonguing poetry, and his meditations on life cycles and pastoral philosophy blossom and collapse with organic grace...Contributions from Man Man, Rachel's and Hella might draw people in to Holy Birth, but Rogai's cloudless crystalline vision will keep them." - A.V. Club (The Onion)

The songs of Lewis & Clarke are medicinal, meditative, and trance-inducing. They wind along lengthy lines of chamber folk, full of bows and bells, aphorisms and dreamy dreams. Both literally and figuratively, Blasts of Holy Birth is about being born and re-born.

Eve Miller and Russell Higbee join the folds of nylon-string guitar, harp, keyboard, horns, strings, and drums, with Lou Rogai, the voice and vision, with arms of friends draped in the name Lewis & Clarke.

Rogai is a pastoralist, a rat-race expatriate, an old-soul musician who chose to live more deliberately with his family under the eaves of mountain trees in Pennsylvania's Delaware Water Gap. It is a community distant to the big city's pace, but close enough for gigs and recording sessions with his city-folk colleagues. Among them are Russell Higbee (harp, keys) of Man Man and Eve Miller of Rachel's (cello) who, too, embrace the exploration of sinewy eastern melody and unaffected compassion called Lewis & Clarke.

"A profound work of earthy, orchestrated new-folk, Blasts Of Holy Birth raises the bar for both listeners and players in search of evolution in roots-oriented music. Meshing gorgeously hushed melodies and plucked guitars with baroque string arrangements and ethereal pulses and surges, Lewis & Clarke ( a.k.a. Del. Water Gap's Lou Rogai) has crafted a transcendent work of epic proportions. Themed around the birthing experience, the album moves in tidal breaths through meditative and hazy soundscapes, delicate minimalism, and goose bump inducing chamber sections. An expose of grace, beauty, peril, triumph, and the interconnectivity of all things - musically and lyrically, it's really that good." - Impose Magazine

In Delaware Water Gap, one can tune in to vibrations that only exist in certain areas. It is here that Rogai, with his family, took to nest in an antiquated dwelling within earshot of an historic jazz landmark: tuned in, turned on, and just far enough away from the rattle of the rest of the world.

Blasts of Holy Birth was written not with the usual pen-in-hand love-lost scribbles that song scribes commonly sing; here are celebrations, hand-in-hand, of life's travails and joys!

Lewis & Clarke songs are long and unhurried life lessons, believed and still unveiling truths, to himself and his son, who was months away from LIFE: Day One while this album was being composed. The only piece here not written by Rogai, "Comfort Inn", is by his friend, Aaron Ross, the CA mountain dweller and singer of Hella. Ross was awaiting the birth of his daughter during same time that Rogai expected his son, and so it only fit that they share in each other's song.

Over the last few years, Lewis & Clarke have toured and performed with Isobel Campbell (Belle & Sebastian), Blur, Robyn Hitchcock, Joan of Arc, Okkervil River, Mi & L'au, The Black Swans and other contemporaries.

And as is the case with good artists and smart adults, it is through big change and artistic redemption that we re-learn who we really are. And as the meat of life is inseparable from the weight of song, Lewis & Clarke's heavy-duty beauty, Blasts of Holy Birth, is born.

More praise:

"Lewis & Clarke has carved out its own niche thanks to the lush arrangements of its debut, 2005's "Bare Bones and Branches." - Billboard Magazine

"A whisper of an album, lovely without being precious, moody without being beleaguering." - No Depression

"Lou Rogai, who records under the name Lewis & Clarke, artfully mixes his multi-layered vocal tracks with finger-picked acoustic guitar, Hammond organ, Rhodes piano, and lap steel." - Acoustic Guitar World

"A gifted newcomer" - Magnet

"The mystical side of (Lewis and Clarke) is heightening...thoughtful, lightly philosophical, exploratory folk with a rustic, natural-world mood." - Erasing Clouds

"Elements of eastern instrumentation blend with acoustic plucking, sounding at once exotic and accessible, ala Macha on morphine" - Stereogum

"A set of melodies that achieve a haunting beauty, perhaps most defined by its cohesiveness; it is more than a collection of songs, each listen unearths a new layer." - Lost At Sea

"This is an album you simply must own." - Smother.net

"A pure music experience that whispers half-remembered truths to the soul, as Rogai easily soars above so-called "acid folk"/"freak folk" conventions by exhibiting amazing clarity and a sense of spaciousness in his songs... striking in its authenticity and ability to convey empathy and even inspiration. It is gentle and wild, an abundant feast of simple fare that nourishes the heart." - The Morning Call

"Full of gentle drones of bowed cello(courtesy of former Rachels member Eve Miller), ripples of plucked harp strings (by Russell Higbee of Man Man), slow-motion cascades of horns and synths, and existential rhythms of tabla and trap-kit snare, all tied together in patient, sophisticated arrangements that highlight Rogai's spiritually inquisitive lyrics and quietly demonstrative vocals." - Athens Flagpole

"Kaleidoscopic layering over sophisticated lines, the rosy folk songs within are tasteful, only bordering on sentimental, and graciously free of pretense...reverent, almost hymnal in quality." - The Aquarian Weekly

"An intelligent revelatory light into the heart of life and love" - Detroit Metro Times

Lewis & Clarke Live!
Oct 24 2007 Mercury Lounge, New York, NY w/ Tunng
Nov 16 2007 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA w/ The Black Swans

"Blasts of Holy Birth" Tracklist:
1. Secret Of The Golden Flower
2. Blasts Of Holy Birth
3. Comfort Inn
4. Before It Breaks You
5. Black Doves
6. Crimson Carpets
7. We Think We Have Eyes
8. Be The Air We Breathe

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She Wants Revenge Tonight in NYC: Remaining tour dates...

Prepare to get your sultry sway on this coming Monday when Justin Warfield and musical partner Adam 12 shall be performing live their new material from the album This Is Forever (Geffen) along with of course, songs from the old that made you fall in love with them in the first place.

After a sold out national tour this summer and fall, raving reviews, crazed fans and critics being converted who are now praising the electronic indie group after witnessing them live with a full band and seeing what they’re really made of. This album is sheer proof that this band has truly evolved since their spectacular debut and this is your chance to finally see them for yourselves.

“This Is Forever” Oct 9th (Geffen) "Someone’s gonna fall in love in here tonight." - Just Begun by S.W.R This Is Forever continues where their self-titled debut left off, a figurative morning after to the dance of the night before. Still continuing on the same path of creating thought provoking and emotional dance music, the album deals in the familiar themes of love, loss, and betrayal, yet somehow even darker in tone, with beats that bang even harder, and if it's possible, even catchier songs...a tall feat, but one they welcomed with open arms. With no intention of playing it safe this time out, the guys have crafted a challenging and compelling album that they are proud to present to their loyal fans and the uninitiated alike.

Much like their Electronic Rock fore-fathers; Dave Gahan, Robert Smith, Morrissey, and Ian Curtis had done so before, She Wants Revenge offered a voice and a rhythm for scorned lovers, bored housewives, jaded hipsters, gender-benders and club-kids across the nation, all seductively swaying their hips and pouting along to the undeniably catchy tunes such as True Romance, What I Want, These Things, Out of Control and the instant cross over hit Tear You Apart.

This show will be their third to last last on the east coast before they head back west toward their home of Los Angeles. Adam 12 shall continue to DJ and write, with numerous projects in the pipeline. The same goes for frontman Justin who will also be working on various things when he returns; but shall mostly be sharing dipers duties with wife Stefanie King Warfield and cradling his new baby son Bowie Jonah who was born just last week! Congrats Justin, and thanks for bringing to the world two amazing “collaborations” this year. We salute you!

Oct 23 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Oct 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore at Theatre of Living Arts
Oct 26 – Baltimore, MD @ Washington, DC
Oct 27 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Oct 28 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Oct 29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
Oct 30 – Orlando, FL @ The Club at Firestone
Nov 1 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Nov 2 – Houston, TX @ Meridian
Nov 3 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Alternative Lounging (Outdoor)
Nov 5 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Nov 6 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Nov 7 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove of Anaheim
Nov 8 – San Diego, CA @ House of BluesSan Diego, CA
Nov 9 & 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Nov 12 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre
Nov 13 – Sacramento, CA @ Empire


A&E Home Video DVD Releases: November 2007


On July 30th, 2007, superstar rock band Bon Jovi gathered their most dedicated fans for a once-in-a-lifetime intimate performance at a Chicago soundstage. The show, deemed The Lost Highway Concert after their most recent album release, included a complete performance of the band’s best-selling album Lost Highway, from start to finish, as well as many of their career chart-toppers. The concert, meticulously filmed in hi-def, 5.1 surround sound, captured every magical moment, which will be broadcast exclusively on the A&E Network on November 10th at 10pm ET/PT as a special primetime event, A&E ROCKS: BON JOVI. It features songs including, “Lost Highway,” “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” “We Got It Goin’ On,” as well as “Wanted Dead Or Alive” and more. An expanded version, entitled BON JOVI LOST HIGHWAY: THE CONCERT, with an additional 30 minutes of captivating concert foot age, exclusive backstage interviews, rehearsal and sound check footage will debut on DVD just three days later.

Jon Bon Jovi describes Lost Highway, the band’s 10th studio album, as “a Bon Jovi record influenced by Nashville.” Released in June ’07, the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard album charts and remained in the Top 10 for five consecutive weeks, making Lost Highway the band’s best-selling album of the decade. During BON JOVI LOST HIGHWAY: THE CONCERT, Bon Jovi treats fans to unforgettable live performances of every song from the album from beginning to end including the stand-out singles “(You Want To) Make A Memory,” “Lost Highway,” and “Till We Ain’t Strangers Anymore,” the latter of which spent time on the Hot Country Singles chart – a first for rockers Bon Jovi! Audiences also hear high-energy renditions of “Wanted Dead Or Alive” from 1986’s Slippery When Wet and “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.”

Run Time: Approx. 80 mins.+
Price: $24.95

“I'd like to thank the Good Lord for making me a Yankee.” -- Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio


The New York Yankees® have dominated Major League Baseball® for more than a century with unprecedented success, winning 29 World Championships and 36 ALCS® pennants since 1921. Join A&E Home Video and Major League Baseball Productions as the club’s sustained excellence and astounding talent is brought to full life in YANKEEOGRAPHY, a stunningly-packaged 12-DVD set featuring 34 complete episodes from the Emmy® Award-winning biographical series.

This must-own collection features more than 40 hours of the most memorable names and unforgettable moments in the team’s unmatched history; these are the official profiles of the extraordinary players who have left their mark, not only on the Bronx Bombers™ -- but on the game itself.

Paying homage to the Yankees® venerable history by going inside the lives of the team’s greatest players across more than nine decades, YANKEEOGRAPHY includes in-depth portraits of MVP’s including Babe Ruth, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, Thurman Munson, and current team leader Derek Jeter. This ultimate piece of Yankees® memorabilia -- priced to collect at $99.95srp -- also features 10 episodes never before released on DVD, as well as more than 10 hours of bonus footage containing highlights and extended interviews.

Run Time: 40 hrs., 53 mins.+
Price: $99.95/12-Pack


It’s hard to imagine Gene Simmons as anything other than the outlandish frontman of iconic supergroup KISS, but through GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS, he has been unmasked as a Dad who brings Gatorade to his daughter’s soccer games and cheers on his son’s band from the front row. Rock God, Demon or Dad? Who says you have to choose in the latest eagerly-anticipated DVD installment of A&E’s smash real-life series GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS: THE COMPLETE SEASON TWO, which contains every single jaw-dropping, tongue-wagging episode from the unbelievable second season.

In this collection featuring all 20 episodes from Season 2, Gene and his family are letting viewers back in for another round of plastic surgery and practical jokes, international travel and domestic chores. Whether he’s showing a young friend the ropes in Vegas or planning to buy himself an island, the legendary music icon still wants to rock and roll all nite. However, he’s forced to balance his hedonistic lifestyle with new domestic concerns: Shannon Tweed, the former Playmate of the Year to whom he’s been happily UNmarried for 23 years, wants a new baby; their son Nick is planning to go away to college; and their little girl Sophie is growing up fast, attracting the attention of fashion photographers. Gene and Shannon even allow cameras into the operating room to follow every step of their simultaneous plastic surgeries and their heartbreaking, hilarious recoveries at home. Don't miss a minute of this season’s highly-rated – and highly memorable -- revelations, hi-jinks and antics!

Extras: Bonus featurettes with the Simmons family

Run Time: 7 h., 20 mins. + extras
Price: $34.95/3-Pack

At the top of the world, there is a job like no other. A job to die for…BUCKLE IN FOR AN ADRENALINE-PUMPING RIDE ON ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS ROADS!

It’s the most perilous road in the world -- a strip of ice built on permafrost and frozen lakes that connects remote billion-dollar mining outposts in northern Canada with civilization 300 miles away. Open for only two months a year, ten thousand loads, some weighing as much as 22 tons, will travel over this highway in an urgent race to provide critical supplies to the camps before the ice melts. ICE ROAD TRUCKERS, the smash series from The History Channel®, follows the competition and camaraderie of six courageous truckers over a season on the ice road, as they brave white-outs, thin ice, and the deadly cold to perform one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.

Meet Hugh, Rick, Alex, Jay, T.J and Drew – the ice road truckers. A charismatic and rag-tag fraternity, they’re bound to each other by the knowledge that only 28 inches of frozen water, years of experience and quick reflexes separate them from certain doom. Yet, they all know the draw: a year’s worth of salary and bragging rights in just two months. Coined by many as a “dash for cash,”, each trucker tried to rack up as many runs as possible – at $2000 per trip – in the eight short weeks before the road melts away. ICE ROAD TRUCKERS: THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE delivers home audiences to the frozen, white north for an entire perilous ice road season: from the construction of this massive frozen highway to the arrival and preparation of the truck fleet; from the first enthusiastic runs to the risky final days when the highway grows unreliable; from deep-winter breakdowns to isolation and boredom on the road.

Extras: The full pilot episode from the DANGEROUS MISSIONS series, which aired on The History Channel®, and never-before seen footage.

Run Time: 7 h., 50 mins. + extras
Price: $34.95/3-Pack

“Ravi Shankar is the Godfather of World Music.” – George Harrison


Ravi Shankar, the internationally acclaimed sitar virtuoso, performer, composer, and master of Indian classical music has enlightened a generation of music fans around the world. Now for the first time, Shankar’s legendary Concert For World Peace, performed at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 9, 1993, will be available on DVD. The music, three enchanting Rajas, has been remixed in lush Dolby 5.1® surround sound specifically for the THE CONCERT FOR WORLD PEACE.

An invaluable addition to any music-lover’s collection, this chronicle captures the unmatched brilliance of a great performer who has spent six decades perfecting his craft and the fleeting beauty of a gorgeously improvised performance that can never be repeated. THE CONCERT FOR WORLD PEACE DVD includes Shankar’s performances of Raga Jait: Alap-Jor-Jhala and Raga Misra Khammaj: Slow and Fast Gats, accompanied by world-renowned Tabla player Zakire Hussain and Shankar’s own disciple (and virtuoso in his own right) Sarodist Partho Sarathy. Together they take you on a spellbinding musical odyssey of improvisational mastery. For a single night in 1993, the Royal Albert Hall became the epicenter of World Music as Ravi Shankar enraptured an audience with this legendarily mesmerizing concert. There will never be another performance like this, but you can enjoy it forever with this gorgeous DVD concert film, only from A&E Home Video.

Extras: “Ravi Shankar: The Soul of Tradition,” a 20 minute documentary featuring never-before-seen photos from Shankar’s personal collection, as well as fascinating new interviews with Shankar, daughter Anoushka Shankar, composer Phillip Glass and more

Run Time: 90 mins. + extras
Price: $24.95


As the world commemorates the 50th anniversary of Sputnik -- the first artificial satellite to be shot into space -- we’re reminded of mankind’s longtime fascination with space. Yet, even with the superb advancements in both technology and science over the five decades, there is still much to learn and discover…From the mysteries of our own solar system to the questions that surround unexplored galaxies, the wonders of space come alive in the epic documentary miniseries, THE UNIVERSE. Ambitious and ground-breaking, this November, home audiences will be able to unlock the mysteries of the infinite with THE HISTORY CHANNEL PRESENTS®: THE UNIVERSE.

Employing cutting-edge computer-generated imagery to bring distant planets and faraway stars up close, THE UNIVERSE gives home audiences an incredible opportunity to gaze at black holes and comets, and bear witness to the startling births and deaths of galaxies and solar systems. Whether it be to flirt with a black hole’s Event Horizon, rove the surface of Mars or plunge into the Sun, THE UNIVERSE allows viewers to experience the Cosmos as few have firsthand! Further, this series gives serious consideration to the great human questions: Are we alone? Is Planet Earth as insignificant to the Cosmos as a drop of water? Is there anywhere else out there that that can support life? Or, is there truly no place like home?

From the farthest reaches of distant galaxies back to the familiar face of our moon, THE HISTORY CHANNEL PRESENTS®: THE UNIVERSE brings the mysteries of the heavens down to earth.

Run Time: 10 h., 11 mins. + extras
Price: $44.95/5-Pack


Graphic, award-winning film delves behind the scenes into the Bondage, Domination and S & M fetish world through the no-holds-barred eyes of art photographer Noel Graydon

MVD Entertainment Group announced today it has licensed the controversial Australian documentary feature Liberty In Restraint for U.S. home video and Internet distribution markets, and will street the DVD on December 11, 2007 – the perfect holiday gift for open-minded people.

Liberty In Restraint follows fetish photographer Noel Graydon in his quest for authenticity within the clandestine world of BDSM (Bondage & Discipline and Sado-Masochism), fetish fashion and alternative sex. Director Michael Ney brings viewers along for Noel’s journey from commercial artist to S&M master to art photographer. Viewers see Noel create his art, feel his passion and share his love for the transgressive community he lived in before his tragic death in July, 2007.

"It’s such a shame Noel died before we secured U.S. distribution,” said Michael Ney, the director and producer of Liberty In Restraint. “I was always impressed by his originality and courage to create dangerous visions. He would have been proud that his art would be seen in the New World too.”

Liberty In Restraint won Best Documentary at New York’s CineKink Film Festival, and was a Finalist in Australia’s MAFIA Documentary Competition as a work in progress.

The U.S. release will be supported by screenings of Liberty In Restraint in major U.S. cities as well as by select personal appearances by Director Michael Ney.


Gabriel Scott, former frontman and lyricist for internationally acclaimed metal band Burning Orange, is about to unleash his new brain child, The Bleeder Project, on the unsuspecting U.S. populace.

Following a series of solo releases since leaving Burning Orange, Scott's debut under the new moniker is entitled "The Systematic Subversion of Fear and Insecurity," and was Co-produced by Scott and Mike Smith (Snot, Limp Bizkit, Evolver).

Gabriel Scott's taste for experimentation with different styles culminates in The Bleeder Project, combining essences of Electro, New Wave and Metal to ultimately eliminate the lines between DJ culture and Rock 'n' Roll.

11/25 (SUN) TRENTON, NJ @ 449 ROOM
12/10 (MON) AUSTIN, TX @ RED 7

Information on THE BLEEDER PROJECT's music and projects can be found at: http://www.thebleederproject.com or http://myspace.com/thebleederproject

JUNE Gears Up for The Victory Tour with BAYSIDE!!

"[Make It Blur] is the kind of magical set that wills you to play it time and time again before you come close to exhausting all its possibilities. Fabulous." - All Music Guide

"Between the production polish and the promise of a departure into more seasoned rock terrotory, June's sophomore effort seems awfully safe on paper. But thanks to its airtight execution, Make It Blur consistently counts for more then the sum of its parts... Crushworthy!" - Alternative Press

"June has spawned a new sound, one that deviates from the norm of today's rough around the edges emo rock." - Outburn

Currently preparing for almost six weeks of solid touring as one of the marquee acts on The Victory Tour, Chi-town's JUNE have been taking their infectiously-melodic-laden-indie rock on the road for the Summer in support of their latest Victory album Make It Blur. Just days away from the kick-off date of Oct. 25th in Baltimore, Maryland, June will be traipsing across the US with labelmates (and fellow Reybee clients) Bayside and The Sleeping, A Day to Remember, and Driverside Impact. (tour dates below)

Make It Blur is a marked departure from the band's debut album, 2005's If You Speak Any Faster. With Marc McClusky (Hit the Lights, Powerspace) in the producer's chair, the band set out to create their opus, the album they'd be incredibly proud of. And Make It Blur is just that - an album they're incredibly proud of. From the orchestral oomph of the opening track "No Time For Sense" to the acoustic-led intricate guitar work of "Finally" to the piano-laden pop gem "I'd Lose Myself", Make It Blur is an album that bypasses transition and lands them in the winner's seat. With each of the 12 tracks a standout, June has created a cohesive album that shows incredible growth and truly presents the band as seasoned musicians not afraid to show their really tight melodic edge while demonstrating their musical chops at the same time. "We definitely drew from our influences much more on this record," says drummer Mark Sutor. "It has a lot more of a pop feel. Influences range from Maroon 5, Third Eye Blind, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake, etc. I think the fans are going to love the songs because I feel like we have matured a lot more in-between the last record and this one."

Make It Blur is the sound of a band on the verge of hugeness... With this album, their potential to break through in a big way isn't blurry... It's crystal clear.

The Sleeping, A Day to Remember, and Driverside Impact.
10/25 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
10/26 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
10/27 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
10/28 Norfolk, VA NorVa
10/29 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
10/30 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/1-2 Orlando, FL The Social
11/3 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
11/4 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
11/6 Houston, TX Numbers
11/7 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
11/8 McAllen, TX South Texas College
11/9 Dallas, TX The Door
11/11 Las Vegas, NV Jillian’s
11/12 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse
11/13 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
11/15 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
11/16 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
11/17 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
11/18 Orangevale, CA Boardwalk
11/19 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
11/20 Seattle, WA El Corazon
11/23 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon
11/24 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
11/26 Papillion, NE The Rock
11/27 St. Paul, MN Station 4
11/28 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
11/29 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
11/30 Covington, KY Mad Hatter
12/1 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
12/2 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
12/3 Buffalo, NY Xtreme Wheelz
12/4 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s
12/6 Cambridge, MA Middle East Underground
12/7 Troy, NY Revolution Hall
12/8 Asbury Park, NY Stone Pony


Northern State's Single "Better Already" on Grey's Anatomy/ US Tour With Tegan and Sara In Support of 'Can I Keep This Pen?' starts Oct. 29 in L.A.

Video for “Better Already”: http://www.ipecac.com/northern_state/

The Onion (A.V. Club) - The group's defiantly loose new disc once again kicks it independent-style, with a sparkling
new set that augments signature old-school flows and girlish good humor with electro and new-wave flourishes.

Entertainment Weekly A- : Northern State has crafted a legitimately trilling third album. It's an audacious leap forward,
and one that should finally earn them the unimaginable: respect

Spin *** 3 Stars: Energetic political jams such as "Cold War" make it easy to forget that it's been three years since
anyone heard from Le Tigre

Alternative Press *** 3 1/2 Stars: “The former partners in rhyme frequently drop the mics to explore everything from
pointy-shoed new wave to soft flutter electro-rock...the results are unexpected and lethal”

The ladies of Northern State are thrilled that their song "Better Already" was chosen to lead off last week's episode
of 'Grey's Anatomy'. Northern State are huge fans of the show and have been obsessively watching season 2 on DVD in
the back of their van while on tour in Canada with Tegan and Sara. According to Spero, " We are such huge fans of the
show that we refuse to watch the episode featuring our song because we don't want it to give away any plotlines. We just
finished season 2 on Dvd. We now need to get through all of season 3 on our US tour and THEN..and ONLY THEN..will
we watch the episode featuring "Better Already". It was a tough decision but Dr. Potash (aka Hesta Prynn), Dr. Goodmark
(aka Sprout) and I all agreed this was the best course of action given the circumstances."

Northern State begin their US tour with Tegan and Sara in support of 'Can I Keep This Pen?' in L.A at the Orpheum next
week..see tour dates below!

Northern State US TOUR w / Tegan and Sara

Oct 29 - Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, California
Oct 30 - Spreckles Theatre San Diego, California
Oct 31 - Lobero Theatre Santa Barbara, California
Nov 1 - Rialto Theatre Tucson, Arizona
Nov 3 - Boulder Theatre Boulder, Colorado
Nov 5 - The Granada Lawrence, Kansas
Nov 7 - Stubbs Austin, Texas
Nov 9 - House of Blues - Dallas Dallas, Texas
Nov 10 - House of Blues - New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana
Nov 12 - Plaza Theatre Orlando, Florida
Nov 13 - The Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Nov 14 - Jannus Landing Tampa, Florida
Nov 16 - Roxy Theater Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 17 - Cats Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
Nov 19 - Webster Hall New York, New York
Nov 20 - Calvin Theatre Northhampton, Massachusetts
Nov 21 - The Berklee Performance Center Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 23 - The Commerce Bank Arts Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 24 - Lisner Auditorium Washington, Washington DC
Nov 25 - HOB - Cleveland Cleveland, Ohio
Nov 26 - Newport Music Hall Columbus, Ohio
Nov 28 - St. Andrews Detroit, Michigan
Nov 29 - Portage Theater Chicago, Illinois
Nov 30 - Pantages Theater Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 3 - Showbox Seattle, Washington
Dec 4 - Crystal Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Dec 5 - The Senator Chico, California
Dec 6 - Zellerbach Auditorium Berkeley, California



Contrary to the rumors that Droid has left Korn’s "Bi#%h! We Have A Problem" tour, Droid continues to destroy the stage, and Droid guitarist Jamie Teissere breaks the silence to clear the air about rumors of Droid being sent home.

“The rumors are not true,” says Jaime, “We are on our way to Tucson, Arizona as we speak and will continue until the end of the tour.”

Munky could not be reached for comment, but label representative Christy Priske had this to say: “The band and label bond is as strong as ever. The band has not been asked to leave the tour. Jamie & Munky have been best friends for years and the reported fight they got in was nothing more than a drunken scuffle that ended in apologies. All is well in both camps and Droid are moving forward to finish the tour.”

Droid are also pleased to announce that their brand-new video for the single “Fueled By Hate” can be seen on MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball as well as the Headbanger’s Blog (available here: http://headbangersblog.mtv.com/2007/10/19/video-premiere-droid-fueled-by-hate-even-before-korn-punch-up/) . The video will can also be seen on FUEL TV, AOL Music on Demand, Yahoo Music, Music Choice On Demand, and Singingfool.com.

Check out Droid’s new video for “Fueled By Hate” and don’t miss their remaining tour dates!!!

The "Bi#%h! We Have A Problem" tour with Korn:
10/23 – Tucson, AZ – Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
10/24 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint **(No Hellyeah)**
10/27 – Seattle, WA – Wamu Theater **(No Hellyeah)**
10/28 – Portland, OR – Memorial Coliseum **(No Hellyeah)**
Droid only:
11/06 – West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go

GORILLAZ: D-SIDES U.S. Release November 20

D-Sides, an assortment of B-sides from Gorillaz' multi-platinum second album Demon Days, early demos and previously unreleased tracks compiled together for the first time, has been confirmed for a November 20 U.S. release on Virgin Records.

D-Sides highlights include "Hong Kong," the lush and lovely track recorded by Gorillaz for Warchild and the surprise hit of last year's Demon Days Live show (given an exclusive refit here with added strings), the dubbed-out collaboration with The Bees, "Bill Murray," and the apocalyptic scum-pop of "We Are Happy Landfill." "Stop The Dams" is another collaboration, this time with the Sugarcubes' Einar Orn, protesting against dam building in Iceland's wilderness. Demos "People" (which later became Demon Days single "DARE") and "Don't Get Lost in Heaven" give a sneak peek into the band's creative process, while the Mandarin version of "Dirty Harry" provides an insight into how Gorillaz might sound if they'd been born east of the Yangtze instead of deep in the wilds of Essex, while D-Sides' bonus CD of remixes includes reworkings by DFA, Junior Sanchez and Hot Chip.

A special edition of D-Sides will be available in a debossed glossy dual box, and will include two exclusive Jamie Hewlett prints, a collection of Gorillaz badges, stickers and a "Choose Pazuzu" patch. The track listing will be the same as the standard edition.

D-Sides follows the immensely popular G-Sides, a collection of B-sides and rarities from the band's debut album, Gorillaz.


2. People DARE DEMO
3. Hongkongaton DIRTY HARRY B-SIDE
4. We are Happy Landfill WEBSITE ONLY DOWNLOAD
5. Hong Kong WARCHILD
6. Highway (Under Construction) DARE B-SIDE
8. Bill Murray FEEL GOOD INC. B-SIDE
10. Murdoc is God DIRTY HARRY B-SIDE
11. Spitting Out the Demons FEEL GOOD INC. B-SIDE
12. Don't Get Lost in Heaven DEMO VERSION

Bonus disc:
1. DARE (DFA Remix)
2. Feel Good Inc (Stanton Warriors Remix)
3. Kids With Guns (Jamie T's Turns To Monsters Mix)
4. DARE (Soulwax Remix)
5. Kids With Guns (Hot Chip Remix)
6. El Manana (Metronomy Remix)
7. DARE (Junior Sanchez Remix)
8. Dirty Harry (Schtung Chinese New Years Remix)
9. Kids With Guns (Quiet Village Remix)


The Mars Volta has confirmed a January 29, 2008 release for its fourth studio album, The Bedlam In Goliath (GSL/Universal). The album was produced by the band's own Omar Rodriguez Lopez and is comprised of the following tracks:

1. Aberinkula
2. Metatron
3. Ilyena
4. Wax Simulacra
5. Goliath
6. Tourniquet Man
7. Cavalettas
8. Agadez
9. Askepios
10. Ouroboros
11. Soothsayer
12. Conjugal Burns

The Bedlam In Goliath's release will be preceded by a one-off New Year's Eve extravaganza at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The band promises "una serata con amici e sorprese presentata in un modo straordinario." Attendees should note that costumes are required.

Additionally, a homemade video "webisode" set to the track "Wax Simulacra" is online now at http://video.umrg.com/marsvolta/waxsimulacra_revised/quicktime.asp . Further installments may surface prior to the album's release.

The Mars Volta was founded in 2001 by Cedric Bixler Zavala and Omar Rodriguez Lopez. The band's previous recorded output has included its 2003 debut De-Loused In The Comatorium, 2005's Frances The Mute and last year's Amputechture. The Bedlam In Goliath finds Bixler Zavala and Rodriguez Lopez joined by returning members Marcel Rodriguez Lopez, Adrian Terrazas Gonzales, Pablo Hinojos- Gonzales, Isaiah Ikey Owens, Juan Alderete de la Pena, new drummer Thomas Pridgen and full-time Red Hot Chili Pepper and frequent Volta collaborator John Frusciante.

KAIJU BIG BATTEL Appears in New Bloc Party Video "Flux!"

Watch Kaiju Big Battel, the world's only live monster spectacle, as they appear in the video for UK's beloved Bloc Party. Directed by Ace Norton, the video for Bloc Party's new single 'Flux' was made over the course of two days in Boston with Kaiju favorites Unibouzo, Vegetius, Grudyin, Gii and the ever so awesome, Steam Powered Tentacle Boulder.

Watch the new Bloc Party video for their single "Flux" (featuring Kaiju Big Battel characters) HERE!

In support of Kaiju Big Battel’s latest DVD release, More Better Fighto, the Kaiju Commissioner is proud to announce the Big Battel's return to NYC. A full-scale Kaiju Big Battel will take place at the Warsaw in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, November 9th. This all-star Big Battel will feature classic fighters including Dr. Cube, Pedro Plantain and Call-Me-Kevin, plus eight brand spanking new combatants! This momentous night of live monster wrestling will inaugurate a year of awesome events to support Kaiju Big Battel’s More Better Fighto DVD release. Be sure to visit kaiju.com for all the juicy details, and ask us for copies of the DVD!!

What: Kaiju Big Battel: More Better Fighto plus musical guest (TBA)
When: Friday, November 9th, 2007. 8PM doors. 9PM show.
Where: The Warsaw, 261 Driggs. Ave. Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: $20 advance, $23 day of show. Available at all Ticketmaster locations and online at Ticketmaster.com.

About Kaiju Big Battel
Kaiju Big Battel is a modern conflict of epic proportions. Planet Earth is under threat: scattered throughout the galaxy is a monstrous mob of maniacal villains, menacing alien beasts, and giant, city-crushing monsters that are waging war against one another. Presiding over this mayhem is the Kaiju Commissioner, an enigmatic human-arbiter appointed by a clandestine cadre of world leaders to regulate Kaiju rage. If the Kaiju Commissioner doesn’t do his job perfectly the entire world could get caught in the crossfire.

Currently, the Kaiju Universe maintains an active roster of approximately 50 monsters, including a factory-worker-turned-soup-can called Kung-Fu Chicken Noodle, a dirty hare-sage dubbed Dusto Bunny, a loser sea beast known as Call-Me-Kevin, and a despicable, square-headed mad scientist known as Dr. Cube. In addition to the Kaiju Commissioner, a few privileged humans also get a piece of the action, including Referee Jingi, a mustachioed official who enforces fairness and civility in the ring, Davio Salbino, an urban renewal expert who reconstructs crumbled cityscapes between Battels, and one tuxedo-wearing, mouth-running MC, Louden Noxious.

About Studio Kaiju
Studio Kaiju, an independent Boston-based performance and media group, is the creator of Kaiju Big Battel, the world's only live monster mayhem spectacle. Producer of consistently sold-out events, Studio Kaiju is best known for its live tournament-style performances, which are a character driven, tongue-in-cheek hybrid of American pro-wrestling, Japanese monster-movies, and lowbrow pop-culture. These multi-media events, complete with video installations, monster-movie props, a towering "Danger Cage", and crushable miniature cityscape, can also be enjoyed from a safe distance thanks to "Kaiju Big Battel: A Practical Guide to Giant City-Crushing Monsters" from Hyperion Books and the Kaiju Big Battel DVD series.

To fund its live event series, monster creations and metropolitan destruction, Studio Kaiju produces and distributes its own line of merchandise including T-shirts, "real" monster meat, magnets and a whole catalogue of other cool but useless, limited-edition designer collectibles. The world of Kaiju Big Battel is also supported by the fun-fun website, kaiju.com, which hosts Big Battel news, monster profiles, live event videos, arcade-style games, comics, and the most commercial online mall ever.

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JESU Releases "Lifeline" EP Today!

Dripping heavy, cascading walls of sound, U.K. shoegazing trio Jesu -- helmed by Justin Broadrick, with Diarmuid Dalton and Ted Parsons in tow -- churn out static-edged mini-epics – SPIN

Broadrick’s music comes over the stereo like its own weather pattern, an experience with more layers and detail than even 10 or 20 listens can trace out.” – PITCHFORK

The world's leading expert on distorting the living s**t out of an electric guitar. Heavier and more screwed-up than depleted uranium. Winner. – THE BBC

Count your lucky stars, fans of Justin Broadrick and Jesu. The man responsible for some of the most beautifully despondent, morose, funereal, and other synonyms for “sad” and “depressed” music of our generation has staved off suicide for yet another handful of months to grace us with a collection of melodically mournful and emotionally elegiac songs that could quite possibly give those already living on the edge a reason to find the highest viaduct in town. – DECIBEL

Arguably the most influential single figure in extreme music over the last two decades. – POPMATTERS

Could we possibly be serious? Four brand new jams from our favorite pot-addled limey genius, Justin K. Broadrick? One of which features a guest shot from ex-Swans vocalist Jarboe? Yeah, we’re totally serious—and wait ’til you hear our man’s latest clutch of dream rock gems. Like his previous EP, Silver, Lifeline is upper-atmosphere music that works just as well (if not better) down here on earth. We’d tell you more, but we’re too busy floating through the cirrus over Kangchenjunga right now, looking down at all those little specks that are really houses and cars and people and marveling at how insignificant we all are in the grand scheme of things and how the universe will continue long after we’ve all shed our mortal coils or whatever and - uh - shit - we just lost our train of thought there for a second. But look: It’s fucking Jesu, so we figure it’s already on everyone’s Top 10 list this year. For those of you keeping score, that actually makes TWO Jesu records on everyone’s Top 10 list this year. Which only leaves eight other spots for all the other awesome we put out.

Alright, it’s official: JESU conquered 2007. We know the year ain’t over; we can just tell. Critically lauded second full length selling like hot cakes? Yes. A massively successful spring tour of the U.S. with ISIS and Zozobra? Yes. And wait, three more EPs since?!? Yes. Lifeline is the third, and it contains four of JESU’s most refined tracks of shoegazed metallic abandon, one of which features Swans diva of doom, Jarboe. JESU’s records are so consistently dope that fans will know what to expect with Lifeline: serene ambient beauty, heavy bombast, and that totally signature melancholy and optimism that courses through each release. Of course, if you’ve been paying any attention then you also know that no JESU release treads old ground – it always sounds fresh -- something Senor Broadrick can’t help but do, I guess, since he also founded Godflesh, Napalm Death, Techno Animal, etc. ad infinitum!

This EP will mark JESU’s return to our shores for their first headlining tour of the US. Expect that triumphant return to also feature a variety of great bands including other HH artists that Justin is hand-picking to provide support.

Lifeline Tracklist
1. Lifeline [5.17]
2. You Wear Their Masks [6.18]
3. Storm Comin' On [5.58]
4. End of the Road [5.34]

JESU Live!

North America
Oct 23 2007 The Middle East - Downstairs Cambridge, Massachusetts w/ Torche and Fog
Oct 24 2007 La Sala Rossa Montreal, Quebec w/ Torche and Tim Hecker
Oct 25 2007 Lees Palace Toronto, Ontario w/ Torche and Tim Hecker
Oct 26 2007 Showplace Theatre Buffalo, New York w/ Torche, Fog
Oct 27 2007 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois w/ Torche, Fog
Oct 28 2007 The Picador Iowa City, Iowa w/ Torche and Fog
Oct 29 2007 Pops Sauget, Illinois w/ Torche, Fog and Yakuza
Oct 30 2007 Bottleneck Lawrence, Kansas w/ Torche, Fog and Yakuza
Oct 31 2007 Marquis Theater Denver, Colorado w/ Yakuza
Nov 2 2007 Neumo’s Crystal Ball Seattle, Washington w/ SunnO))) and Eluvium
Nov 3 2007 Hawthorne Theatre Portland w/ SunnO))) and Eluvium
Nov 5 2007 Harlow’s Sacramento, California w/ These Arms are Snakes, Oxbow
Nov 6 2007 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California w/ These Arms are Snakes, Oxbow
Nov 9 2007 Ex Plex Los Angeles, California w/ These Arms are Snakes, Oxbow

Nov 15 2007 Corporation Sheffield
Nov 16 2007 Oran Mor Glasgow, Scotland
Nov 17 2007 Cockpit Leeds
Nov 18 2007 Medicine Bar Birmingham
Nov 19 2007 Cooler Bristol
Nov 20 2007 Scala London

Nov 25 2007 Shibuya Club Quattro Tokyo
Nov 27 2007 Nagoya Club Quattro Nagoya
Nov 28 2007 Shinsaibashi Club Quattro Osaka

Europe w/ Fear Falls Burning
Dec 8 2007 B DRESDEN
Dec 10 2007 ARENA VIENNA
Dec 16 2007 La Cartonnerie REIMS

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HELLYEAH release live DVD!

On November 13th Epic Records releases BELOW THE BELT, the highly anticipated live DVD from hard rock supergroup HELLYEAH. Capturing footage from the day the band formed, BELOW THE BELT includes performance footage from the very making of the album, first studio sessions, coverage of their world tour, personal interviews, as well as a few surprises.

This unique DVD, produced by HELLYEAH and Ryan Ziemba and filmed by close friends offers fans a special two-hour long view into the band’s life on the road. BELOW THE BELT features footage from multiple live performances, music videos, as well as personal interviews with all band members as they chat about life both before and after the formation of HELLYEAH. Other highlights include snippets of the band’s very first recording sessions at Dimebag’s legendary Chasin’ Jason studio in Dallas, TX, coverage from HELLYEAH’S April 10, 2006 album release party held in Dallas, TX as well as backstage footage from the band’s world tour.

In other news, HELLYEAH’s headline tour BALLS VOLUME AND STRENGTH officially kicks off October 30th in the motor city with support bands OTEP and bloodsimple; the day both Otep (Koch Records) and bloodsimple (Warner Brothers) release their fourth and second respective studio albums. HELLYEAH recently partnered with myYearbook to host the opening band competition. For a complete list of dates and promotions, please go to http://www.hellyeahband.com.

HELLYEAH’s self-titled CD has been called “One of the best metal discs of 2007” and has received rave reviews from around the world. In addition to selling over 300k units worldwide, the band’s latest and second single, “Alcohaulin’ Ass” is #5 at Active Rock while “You Wouldn’t Know,” the band’s first Top-5 single (and accompanying video) from HELLYEAH’s self-titled CD is also included on MADDEN NFL 08.



Gym Class Heroes and Cute Is What We Aim For on tour with Fall Ou t Boy - Jacksonville (10/30)

Gym Class Heroes and Cute Is What We Aim For are joining Fall Out Boy on the road this fall for The Young Wild Things Tour. The trek includes a stop at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Tuesday, October 30.

Gym Class Heroes:
Noticing the Geneva, NY-based group for its alternative hip-hop style and use of live instruments, Pete Wentz signed Gym Class Heroes to his Decaydance imprint on Fueled By Ramen. The group released As Cruel As School Children in July of 2006, earning a 5-star review in Alternative Press and getting "New Artist to Watch" honors in Rolling Stone. Fueled by the #1 blockbuster "Cupid's Chokehold/Breakfast in America" and the current smash "Clothes Off!!," the album has gone on to gold certification. Gym Class Heroes also recently scored a Teen Choice Award for "Choice Music: Breakout Artist" and have performed songs from the album on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
(www.myspace.com/gymclassheroes; www.gymclassheroes.com)

Cute Is What We Aim For:
The Buffalo, NY-based band caused the power pop commotion of the summer of 2006 with their debut album "The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch." Getting notice for their gift of brightly brash melodies and endlessly witty turns of phrase, Cute Is What We Aim For landed on Rolling Stone's "10 Artists to Watch" list and Blender's annual "Hot 100" ranking. Cute Is What We Aim For spent the summer touring as a headliner on this years Warped Tour after wrapping up a co-headlining stint on the first-ever Alternative Press "Bands You Need to Know" tour with Circa Survive and being featured on the cover of Alternative Press' annual "Bands You Need to Know" issue.
(www.myspace.com/cuteiswhatweaimfor; www.cuteiswhatweaimfor.com)

ASOBI SEKSU announce European Tour   Release new UK single "Strawberries" (featuring remixes from CSS, The Whip and Ulrich Schnauss)   Release limited

Following the recent UK release of its second album, Citrus, and a rapturously received debut tour in Europe earlier this
year, Asobi Seksu will release a brand new single, “Strawberries”, on One Little Indian Records. The single is lifted from
Citrus and comes in three commercial formats, featuring the original version of the title track plus remixes by CSS, The
Whip and Ulrich Schnauss. The single will be available on two red vinyl 7”s, with the first coming in a gatefold sleeve into
which the second 7” will fit, and also a 4 track CD. It will also be available digitally through all UK digital retailers.

The band’s new 7” for Gigantic Records is also available now in Asobi Seksu’s web store
( http://www.backstreet-merch.com/bands/asbsk/product.asp?item=asbsk13 ) and for download at all digital retailers. The
7” features a new track called “Stay Awake” and a studio version of the band’s cover of “Then He Kissed Me” by The Crystals.
Sean McCabe, who designs all artwork Asobi Seksu, once again designed the layout for the band and it’s beautiful. You can
view a special website created for the 7” here: http://asobiseksu.com/Stay_Awake/

Here are all the upcoming Asobi Seksu European tour dates:

10/22 Paris, France @ La Baron
10/24 London, UK @ Luminaire
10/25 Sheffield, UK @ The Plug (Club NME)
10/26 Brighton, UK @ Barfly
10/27 Southampton, UK @ Unit 22 (Club Night)
10/28 Manchester, UK @ Night and Day
10/30 Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
10/31 Liverpool, UK @ Korova (Club Evol)
11/01 Nottingham, UK @ The Social (Radar Night)
11/02 Castellion, Spain @ Tanned Tin Festival
11/05 Oxford, UK @ The Academy
11/06 Cardiff, UK @ Barfly
11/07 Leicester, UK @ Firebug
11/09 Bologna, Italy @ Covo
11/10 Florence, Italy @ Flog
11/12 Milan, Italy @ Music Drome
11/12 Zurich, Switzerland @ Rote Fabrik
11/14 Munich, Germany @ Ampere
11/16 Berlin, Germany @ Karrara Klub
11/17 Koln, Germany @ Gebaude 9
11/18 Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
11/20 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
11/21 Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
11/22 London, UK @ Sonic Cathedral
11/23 Birmingham, UK @ Barfly
11/25 Dublin, Ireland @ CrawDaddy
11/26 Belfast, Ireland @ The Speakeasy
11/28 Leeds, UK @ The Cockpit
11/29 Cambridge, UK @ Portland Arms
11/30 London, UK @ Koko Club (Club NME)
12/01 Porto, Portugal @ Casa de Musica (Room 2)


  BLACK TIDE Set To Tour With Avenged Sevenfold + New CD 2008 on Interscope!

BLACK TIDE burst onto the metal scene with a month-long stint opening up the main stage of Ozzfest. It’s no coincidence that at the young ages of 14 (Gabe-vocals, guitar) 18, (Zakk- bass and Alex-lead guitar) and 19 (Steven- drums), Black Tide already has an Ozzfest notch on their belt and are getting ready for their major label debut. The February release, Light From Above, is a heavy hitting, heart pounding album. It will bring back memories of explosive '80's metal to some and introduce a harder rocking sound to those who are too young to remember.

Confident stage presence and jaw dropping skill is what attracted Ozzfest to Black Tide, yet their ages caused them to be kicked off the Jagermeister-sponsored stage. Festival organizers and fans alike were outraged and as a result, Black Tide found themselves on the main stage opening up for Ozzy Osbourne and Lamb of God. Black Tide was embraced by the bands and fans all summer. They felt the same, especially Zakk who said, “Opening for Ozzy was like playing for God!”

Fresh off the main stage at Ozzfest, Black Tide is ready for a six-week tour supporting Avenged Sevenfold.

10/27 Los Angeles, CA 740 Club
10/29 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre
10/31 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues - Las Vegas
11/2 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
11/4 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
11/5 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
11/6 St. Louis, MO Pageant
11/8 Chicago, IL Congress Theater
11/9 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
11/10 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
11/12 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
11/14 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
11/15 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
11/17 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues - Myrtle Beach
11/18 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
11/20 Charlotte, NC ks gorgeous! I need the hard facts - e of this maybe stuff like PAul Amos' Southend
11/21 Richmond, VA Toad's Place Richmond
11/24 Saint Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
11/25 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution
11/27 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
11/28 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
11/30 Corpus Christi, TX The Pavillion
12/1 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
12/4 Lubbock, TX The Pavillion
12/6 Tucson, AZ Rialto
12/10 San Francisco, CA Warfield
12/13 Portland, OR Roseland

In 2008, Black Tide will be taking it to a whole new level with the release of Light From Above on Interscope Records. The music draws from the best hard rock and thrash from the ‘80s and these kids are too young to remember that time! Don’t be left behind…ride the wave that is Black Tide.

check out www.myspace.com/blacktide

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Ministry Bassist Paul Raven Dies of Heart Attack in Geneva

October 20, 2007 FRANCE - Ministry's bassist Paul Raven was found dead today in a private home in a small French village on the Swiss border. Initial reports indicate Raven's passing was due to a heart attack. Raven (known also for his work with Killing Joke, Prong) was in Geneva working with French recording artists Treponem Pal on their new release, with Marco Neves, Ted Parsons (Prong) and members of The Young Gods.

Born in Wolverhampton UK on January 16, 1961, Paul Vincent Raven established himself with his work in the seminal post-punk/industrial group Killing Joke when, in 1982 he replaced the original bassist for the band, recording and touring with the group throughout its most commercially successful period, performing on Fire Dances, Night Time and Brighter than a Thousand Suns. Throughout his extensive career, Raven participated in other collaborations including Prong, Murder, Inc., Pigface, Godflesh.

Most recently, Raven was nominated for a 2006 Grammy for Best Metal Performance for his work with Ministry's Al Jourgensen, with whom he had begun working with in late 2005 on the 13th Planet release Rio Grande Blood. After a 2006 World Tour with Ministry, Raven helped Jourgensen and Prong's Tommy Victor pen the September 18, 2006 Ministry release The Last Sucker, Ministry's final studio release.

States Jourgensen: "I am in total shock. The world of music is a sadder, emptier place. Not only was Raven an extraordinary talent, but one of my closest dearest friends. Our condolences and prayers go to his immediate family. He will be truly missed by artists, musicians and his fans the world over.

The one consolation is knowing Raven's already hooked up with the right people and started a new project in the After Life. God's speed, Raven. Rest In Peace, you fucking pirate."

Raven's newest project, Mob Research, featuring members of Warrior Soul and The Mission UK, and schedule for release on 13th Planet Records in 2008, was in the final mixing and mastering phases at the time of Raven's sudden and unexpected passing.

A memorial dedicated to the Life and Art of Paul Raven can be found at www.thirteenthplanet.com

Thursday, October 18, 2007

AthFest/UGA Music Business Program Panels on Oct. 20

Saturday, October 20
12:30 - 5:00 p.m.
UGA Student Learning Center Room 101

Are you looking for an investor for your band?
Should you sign a major label deal?

A day-long slate of panel discussions and seminars with prominent music industry professionals, organized by the University of Georgia Music Business Program in conjunction with AthFest, will take place on Saturday, October 20 from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm in room 101 of the Student Learning Center (SLC) on the University of Georgia Campus. The times, guest speakers, and topics of the panels are:

12:30-1 p.m. - Keynote Speaker: Jeff Hoffman
Member of the founding executive team of Priceline.com/ Chairman and CEO of Black Sky Entertainment. The title of his address is "You CAN Make It In the Entertainment Business - Keys to Success."

1:15-2:45 p.m. - "Music And Money - How to Make It and What To Do With It When You Do"
* Rick Baker- First Vice President Merrill Lynch Private Banking
*Giti Khalsa-Smith Barney/Orlando, Former member of the band "Seven Mary Three"
*Marcus Matthews-CEO and co-founder of Blue Heat Games
*Rasheed Mohammed-SunTrust Private Wealth Management Sports & Entertainment Specialty Group-Atlanta
* Scott Freeman- Sr. Editor Creative Loafing/Author
*Cappriccieo Scates-SESAC

3-4:30 p.m. - "Deal or No Deal-Major, Indie, or DIY?"
*Omara Harris-Entertainment Attorney
*Chad Denney-GM Degy Booking International
*Scott Keniley-Entertainment Attorney-Keniley Law Firm
*George Howard-Loyala Univ./Berklee College of Music/ArtistsHouseMusic.org
* Paul Diaz-Tree Sound Studios/Tree Leaf Music

4:30-5 p.m. Post Panel Seminar - "Monetizing Your Web Presence"
JaWar-noted author and motivational speaker (4:30pm-5pm)

The University of Georgia's Music Business Program was inaugurated in January 2006 as an interdisciplinary certificate program, organized and operated by the university's Terry College of Busiess and the Hodgson School of Music. Students take seven classes, a mix of basic business and music courses, including the Music Business I and II courses designed by the program's co-directors, Bruce Burch and Steve Dancz.

In addition to guest lectures from prominent figures in the music industry, students gain real-world music industry experience through internships with record labels, promoters, studios, and other companies. Students are also asked to find local artists with potential and promote them through their Student-Run Record Labels.

For more information about UGA's Music Business Program, visit www.terry.uga/musicbusiness


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As always, visit www.athfest.com to find out the latest news and information.

AthFest 2008 • June 18-22
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Downtown Athens, GA
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Page France Embarks On The Cotton Jones Basket Ride

Born on a ship during the 1984 Baseball World Series between the San Diego Padres & the Detroit Tigers. Sleeps in a Peachtone cabin in the woods of Western Maryland, between a Captain Beefheart poster, and dog named, the loan officer. Has a nasty cough, and eye sight a bit less sharp than when he was 12. Finished a collection of songs : Paranoid Cocoon. Plays those same songs on stage with friends.

The earnest vibrato of Michael Nau's voice earned him a flurry of accolades the moment he placed his initial fingerprint on the music world a few years back. Though the rural Maryland native sat as a relative underdog to capture the ears of the country, Nau turned heads from coast to coast with his unique brand of jangly folk/pop leading Pitchfork to dub him "A true prodigy" and NPR to call "his wonderment in the simplest of things...infectious".

In early 2008 Nau's new face, The Cotton Jones Basket Ride, will see its first full-length release on Quite Scientific Records with Paranoid Cocoon, an album which sees the former Page France front man venturing away from the Free Design tinged hand claps of his previous work and towards the chaotically charming beauty of Harry Nilsson singing along to The Velvet Underground.

In the meantime, an individually handmade, hand-stamped, limited EP Booklet of five songs is available for purchase at all Cotton Jones shows, and via the Quite Scientific website. The booklets are hand made, hand stamped, and include a CD of four songs set to appear on the upcoming record, and one exclusive to the release.

Self-Titled EP Track listing:
1. To Death With You
2. All Along the Year
3. Friends and Such
4. Mary
5. Singer in a Band
6. Miracle Bound

Plans are also in the works for a separate 7" vinyl release to be titled Lovely Day, I Guess. You can check out the live debut of The Cotton Jones Basket Ride as a full band as part of the CMJ Music Marathon on October 19th @ The Cake Shop in NYC (Quite Scientific Records Showcase).

Tour Dates:
10.19 New York, NY - The Cake Shop (Quite Scientific Records Showcase)
11.5 Arlington, VA - Iota Club w - Federal Reserve Mondays
11.10 New York, NY - Pianos w/ Cheyenne

Tailgate at the Symphony: Barbeque of Seville (Oct. 24)

Burgers and beer, good friends, a great spot on the St. Johns River, and hundreds of enthusiastic Symphony fans add up to a winning combination. It’s none other than to the sixth annual Barbeque of Seville, a great way for all residents to get a taste of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. The event takes place Wednesday, October 24 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, which includes an outdoor cookout at 5 p.m. followed by a JSO concert at 6:30 p.m. in Jacoby Symphony Hall.

Patrons will also have the first chance to meet Morihiko Nakahara, who makes his debut as the Jacksonville Symphony’s new associate conductor. “I’m very excited about joining the JSO family,” said Nakahara. “It is a magnificent orchestra, plays in a marvelous concert hall, and is situated in an ever-growing city and region.”

The JSO’s Barbeque of Seville offers residents a great way to come downtown, or stay downtown after work, and have fun at the symphony – at an affordable price. The all-inclusive ticket price is $20 (general admission) in advance and $25 on the day of the concert. For tickets and information, call the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra box office at (904) 354-5547 or log on to jaxsymphony.org (online service fees apply).

The event begins with Bubba Burgers, beer and soft drinks on the river promenade of the Times-Union Center. After satisfying their appetites, guests make their way into Jacoby Symphony Hall for a Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra concert, led by Morihiko Nakahara, the JSO’s new associate conductor. Although he claims he’s not a dancer, Nakahara’s program, titled “Shall We Dance?” features selections such as Smetana’s Dance of the Comedians, Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, and appropriately fitting for the event, Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture.

DUBFIRE announces the launch of his new label SCI+TEC

Dubfire (aka Ali Shirazinia)-- one half of the Grammy Award winning and four-time nominated electronic music duo Deep Dish -- is pleased to announce the launch of his new digital label, Science + Technology Digital Audio [SCI + TEC]. The label will act as an exclusive outlet for Dubfire’s original productions and a home for up and coming artists from around the globe.

The launch of SCI + TEC comes at a time of immense change and artistic growth for Dubfire. As heard on his recent Taipei mix compilation for Global Underground, Dubfire has shifted his attention towards a mix of darker, deeper music that first inspired him while growing up in the Washington, DC area. The crown jewel of Taipei was Dubfire’s cover of Love & Rockets’ “I Feel Speed,” a track that featured his own vocals and perfectly showcased his constantly evolving sound. It will be released as a single in November on SCI+TEC. Cutting-edge producers Audion [Matthew Dear], Booka Shade and UNKLE have been tapped to remix the track – these mixes will be available in December.

“With Deep Dish, we are currently exploring our own creative paths. Since the music industry climate has changed, I though it was the right time to start a new digital-only label. I also needed an outlet to release my productions quickly and at a great value for the fans.”

Some of the most respected and inspired DJs have been supporting Dubfire’s recent productions. His tracks “Roadkill” and “RibCage” are two of 2007’s most acclaimed releases and they’re helping to build a growing buzz all over the world on his new journey. “RibCage” is already being hailed a techno classic around the globe, notably in Germany where it garnered a #1 spot in Groove Magazine’s influential DJ Chart for an unprecedented two months in a row!

Long-time friend, legendary DJ/producer Richie Hawtin, has included Dubfire’s original track “Emissions” on the forthcoming M_nus compilation EXPANSION / contraction. Dubfire’s track sits alongside the work of respected underground artists including Marc Houle, Troy Pierce, and Hawtin’s own Plastikman guise, among others. Dubfire has also remixed the Plastikman classic “Spastik” for release on M_nus in 2008 and more recently, completed mixes for System 7 and UNKLE.

SCI + TEC will release music on a monthly basis with the goal of twelve releases per year. Forthcoming tracks include the aforementioned “I Feel Speed,” as well as Dubfire + Simi’s nod to the Naples techno scene, “Angels Over Naples,” featuring mixes from Davide Squillace, Rino Cerrone, Gaetano Parisio, Danilo Vigorito and more.

The Dimes' debut LP coming on December 11th!

Wildly melodic and inherently quirky, The Dimes’ sunny day indie-pop is born of the same Northwest, um, loins as The Decemberists, The Shins, Ben Gibbard, and even recent Austin to Portland transplants, Spoon. In fact, known for unexpected outbreaks of foot stomping and hand clapping at their live shows, The Dimes boys’ first full-length looks to push them a couple rungs up the ladder, closer to likes of the aforementioned indie royalty – maybe sooner than anticipated.

Early reviews are already gushing with admiration for the new album, The Silent Generation. The Portland Tribune boasts “a fantastic new album from one of the city’s most promising new artists”, while the Stranger coos “The Dimes simply create really lovely, understated but sweepingly beautiful tunes that burrow into your brain, take hold, and refuse to leave.” And the Willamette Week testifies to “lucid, charging pop anthems complete with clap-along beats and considerable harmonic glee.”

However, even with all of the charming comparisons to their Northwest kin, The Silent Generation is built around something undeniably original. While singer-songwriter Johnny Clay insists the record isn’t a full-fledged concept album, he does concede that most of the record draws its inspiration from a series of Depression-era newspapers that guitarist, Pierre Kaiser, found buried beneath the old floors of his 1908 Portland home. At first, the old papers were a novelty item and a good read for a history buff like Clay. But it wasn’t long before he fell in love with the cast of bizarre characters he found, resurrecting them on the new album.

Only a day after unearthing the papers, Clay arrived at rehearsal with two brand new songs in his quiver, including “Paul Kern Can’t Sleep”, a brilliant American pop song about a WWI soldier who didn’t sleep for 30 years due to a stray bullet lodged in his brain. Intrigued by the new material, the four friends started doing what they do best - geeking-out in the studio, creating the gleeful and quirky arrangements that they’ve become known for: stomps and hand claps, punchy guitars, glockenspiels, melodicas, flutes, and their signature statement – perfect heart-warming harmonies that Brian Wilson would applaud.

The result is an album that unravels like a soundtrack to an odd documentary film, bringing to life a world of endearing, yet enigmatic characters from long ago. A film where a 19th Century Czech opera star can hob-nob with Al Capone-era Chicago gangsters, while an 8-year old boy from Kansas can fly high above a cornfield after being sucked out of his home by a tornado. A strange world perhaps... but not to worry. The Silent Generation will rile you up, spook you a bit, romance you some, then ease your mind with happy melodies and unique instrumentation that will bring you back home.

Band MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/thedimes
Label website: http://www.petmarmoset.net

The Master Plan of the Elite Will Soon be Uncovered

For the New World Order, a world government is just the beginning. Once in place, these global syndicates can exact their plan to reduce the world’s population by 80% in order to select the “chosen few” of the planet and help them live forever -- with the aid of advanced technology. In ENDGAME: BLUEPRINT FOR GLOBAL ENSLAVEMENT, one of America’s most incendiary activists and filmmakers, Alex Jones, exposes the dark history of a global elite whom he believes is following a master plan to depopulate the world and secure a monopoly over our planet’s future. Shot on location and in high definition, this chilling exposé – certain to make viewers reconsider their worldviews -- makes its DVD debut on November 13 for $19.95srp.

In ENDGAME, Jones chronicles the history of the global elite’s rise to power and reveals how dictators and the world’s bloodiest wars have been financed – all to pave the way for the first true world empire. By tracking history back more than 250 years, ENDGAME reveals in compelling fashion -- unlike any documentary before -- all the pieces of the globalists’ dark agenda. Looking back at past atrocities committed by those attempting to steer the future, it’s revealed how the media has contributed by censoring information about the elites for more than 60 years. Jones and his team also track the elusive, secretive Bilderberg Group from Ottawa to Istanbul in an attempt to uncover their secret summits, giving citizens the world over a front-row seat to witness global kingpins setting the world’s agenda – and, quite possibly -- instigating the next World War.

But ENDGAME goes far beyond an explanation of how the elites are creating their mythic New World Order: Jones shows how they are literally planning a return to feudal times, with massive population reduction, eugenics-led creation of a super race; the “ghetto-ization” of the masses in giant urban conglomerations; and how the North American transportation control grid will assist in ending U.S. sovereignty forever.

ENDGAME graphically illustrates this Brave New World, literally quoting Aldous Huxley and his eugenicist brother Julian, and proving that Huxley’s fictional future is largely here -- now.

Loaded with additional controversial materials, the ENDGAME DVD packs on another round of conspiracy theories with both bonus programming, including:
* “Bilderberg 2007 Report” - Extended footage of the annual secretive conference
* “The Battle for the Republic” featurette with extended interviews and footage
* Special performance of “Shackles on Me” by blues legend Jimmie Vaughan

Don’t miss this mind-boggling documentary, which, for the first time on film, fully reveals the elite’s agenda to dominate the earth and carry out one of the most wicked plans in recorded history.