Thursday, November 29, 2007

CHILD BALLADS ANNOUNCES DEBUT EP AND CONFIRMS NYC DATE

CHILD BALLADS will release their debut EP, “Cheekbone Hollows “ through Gypsy Eyes on April 15, 2008. Featuring former Jonathan Fire*Eater’s vocalist, this is Stewart Lupton’s first release since the group disbanded in 1998.

Described as “ragged folk” by The Washington Post, Child Ballads will perform songs from the upcoming album at Luna Lounge in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, December 7, 2007.

To sample songs from the upcoming album and to watch the video for the first focus track, “Cheekbone Hollows,” please visit http://www.myspace.com/childballad or download the MP3 here http://www.gypsyeyesrecords.com/mp3/child-ballads-cheekbone-hollows.mp3

Cheekbone Hollows tracklisting is:
Cheekbone Hollows
They Hunt Us We Run
Old Man October
Blackbird Trax
Laughter From The Rafters

“Still one of D.C.’s most gifted performers, Stewart Lupton bursts with tumbling poetry that’s one part Charles Simic and two parts Mick Jagger.” – WASHINGTON CITY PAPER

CHILD BALLADS (live) is:
Stewart Lupton - vocals, acoustic guitar
Tunde Oyewole - bass
Paul Arfield - guitar
Luke Wyatt - guitar
John Melville - drums

the cheekbone hollows players:
Betsy Wright - keyboards, viola, vocals
Hugh MacIntosh - drums
Judah Bauer - lead guitar

myspace.com/childballad
gypsyeyesrecords.com

LEWIS & CLARKE

Perform @ The Museum of Modern Art in NYC, 9:30pm Tomorrow Evening!

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.

"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

Also coming soon on La Société Expéditionnaire:
The Black Swans "Change!" CD/LP - November 6th, 2007
Strand of Oaks "Leave Ruin" CD/LP - February 2008
Moon and Moon - featuring William Lemon, Jay Hudak and Edward Klinger (An Albatross), Lou Rogai (Lewis & Clarke), members of Barkus Born, and guest musicians Natasha Khan (Bat For Lashes), Devendra Banhart, Gibby Haynes, and more. CD/ LP - March 2008

For more information, visit:
www.lewisandclarkemusic.com
www.la-soc.com
www.myspace.com/lewisclarke
www.myspace.com/lasoc

Royal Oak Music Theatre Concert Announcement: Robin Trower

Experience a Euphoric Evening of Blues,
“Pyschedelia” and Sheer Power!
ROBIN TROWER WORLD TOUR 2008
Live at the Royal Oak Music Theatre Saturday, March 29th!


Royal Oak- AEG Live presents Robin Trower, a timeless blues legend at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on March 29, 2008. Tickets will go on sale Friday, December 7th at 5pm.

Robin Trower is an English rock guitarist whose symphonic rock sound generates an inventive style that is all his own. In 1962, Trower’s first professional group was the rhythm and blues band, The Paramounts, which included drummer BJ Wilson, pianist Gary Brooker and bassist Chris Copping (later replaced by Diz Derrick). In 1967, after The Paramounts’ breakup, Trower joined Procul Harem, a progressive rock band best known for their 1967 hit single “A Whiter Shade of Pale.” The group maintained a devoted following throughout their career, with their music principally noted for its classical influences and blues and pop embrace. Trower's first venture alone, Jude, was a Led Zeppelin-influenced four-piece featuring ex-Jethro Tull drummer Clive Bunker, bassist James Dewar of Stone the Crows, and pub-rocker Frankie Miller. However, Jude never managed to record an album. Instead, Trower played a few solo gigs before signing with Chrysalis in 1973, which was shortly followed by the release of his début “Twice Removed from Yesterday.” In 1974 Trower released his magnum opus “Bridge of Sighs,” which was recently re-mastered and re-released this year.

This tour promises to be musical treat for the senses. You won’t want to miss this icon of blues rock as he brings us a night of musical intrigue and haunting melodies.

For more information on Robin Trower visit www.trowerpower.com

Robin Trower will perform at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on March 29th, 2008. Tickets go on sale Friday December, 7th at 5pm. Tickets are available in advance for $32 and $49.50. General admission is $35 the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased at the Royal Oak Music Theatre Box Office, all Tickets.com outlets, tickets.com, AEGLIVE.com or charge by phone at 800.919.6272.

For more information visit www.royaloakmusictheatre.com or call 248.399.2980

TEAM ROBESPIERRE Announce New Album "Everything's Perfect" out January 22nd on Impose Records!

TEAM ROBESPIERRE Announce Details of Debut Full Length "Everything's Perfect" out January 22nd on Impose Records * Upcoming Shows w/Yeasayer, Gil Mantera’s Party Dream, and more!

It’s had two hypothetical release dates and three different titles since summer, but you can all rejoice in the fact the Team has finally decided on artwork and a title: Everything’s Perfect, and more importantly, a hard street date of January 22, 2008.

With production by Colin Marston (Orthrelm, Ghengis Tron, Stay Fucked) and artwork by Kayrock and Wolfy at Kayrock Screen Printing (Ex Models, Oneida, Liars, Matt Pond), the release date will be accompanied by an East Coast tour as well as other goodies (compilation appearances and a video by Dan Deacon’s “Big Big” video producer Allen Cordell).

This one’s all about the Team.

"Everything's Perfect" Tracklisting
Laika
Black Rainbow
88th Precinct
ha ha ha
Maldemere
Solid Gold
Death Smells
Gasoline
Big Deal
Plutonium Pigs

TEAM ROBESPIERRE LIVE!
Friday, Nov 30th @ The Knitting Factory in NYC w/Gil Mantera’s Party Dream
Saturday, Dec. 15th @ The Mercury Lounge in NYC w/Yeasayer & High Places

For more information, visit:
www.myspace.com/teamrobespierre
www.impose-records.com

Mahjongg Announce 2008 Winter Kontpab Tour Sophomore LP Kontpab Out on K Records February 12th 2008

As a collective, Mahjongg believe that the body of human knowledge is our most prized asset, and that the harmonic proportions of music are universal in other fields of endeavor. They are fighting for the power of science. Many are against science, but Mahjongg believe in the power of Humanity, and influence people to dance, to make love energy, to love each other and care for each other. They creatively forge the primal forces they've derived from other cultures to curtail our self-destructive tendencies and spawn a soundtrack for a new community.

Mahjongg began in Columbia, Mo., which many consider a small, isolated place.Through the communication revolution that has transformed our culture in the past generation, this isolation gave Mahjongg the advantage of encapsulating their community spirit, as cogently summed up on Kontpab. Mahjongg get real and Kontpab keeps you elevated, raking across several strata of dance floor enchantment to sustain the listener in a cocoon of measured propulsion; "listener" transformed by empirical data into a "believer". Hard facts, hard rhythms.

MAHJONGG Winter Tour

1/22/08 Cleveland, OH, Beachland Tavern
1/23/08 Buffalo, NY Soundlab
1/24/08 Cambridge, MA T.T. the Bears
1/25/08 Providence, RI AS 220
1/26/08 Brooklyn, NY Southpaw
1/27/08 Baltimore, MD The Depot
1/28/08 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
1/30/08 Columbus, OH Skully's Music Diner
1/31/08 Chicago, IL Subterranean

JUNKIE XL VIDEO FOR "MORE" FT. LAUREN ROCKET AND DANIELA M AVAILABLE NOW

JUNKIE XL VIDEO FOR “MORE”
FT. LAUREN ROCKET AND DANIELA MORSELLI
AVAILABLE NOW


JUNKIE XL, the Dutch-born musician, producer, remixer and one-man band (a.k.a. Tom Holkenborg), has announced that the video for his song “More” is now available. Filmed earlier this fall in Brooklyn, NY with Dutch directorial team Kaap & Van Bellen, the video stars JUNKIE XL and features the song’s vocalist Lauren Rocket and NYC scenestress Daniela Morselli (Daniela M), as well as a wide cast of the Big Apple’s club scene including Tommie Sunshine, Spencer Product, Sophia Lamar, KP and Bronques of Lastnightsparty.com.

Check out the video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmRJ9Z8uE_w

The original version of “More” made a great start at radio in late September by debuting at #9 on the FMQB Specialty Radio Singles Chart. It appears in the fast-paced action game by EA Need For Speed Pro Street TM and is the lead single from JUNKIE XL’s March 2008 Artwerk album release Booming Back At You. In other news, fans can find JUNKIE XL’s remixes of Britney Spears’ “Gimme More” on her current release Black Out and Bloc Party’s “A Weekend In The City” on a digital EP of B-sides and remixes. JUNKIE XL will also perform a select number of dates to preview material from Booming Back At You:

Date Venue City

12/6 Girl School @ Viper Room West Hollywood, CA
12/13 The Church Denver, CO
12/14 Myst Phoenix, AZ
12/15 Record Bar Kansas City, MS
12/23 Banana Split Sundaes @ LAX Hollywood, CA

www.myspace.com/junkiexl
www.nettwerk.com

GIANT STEP CELEBRATES 2007 AS THE LEADER IN MUSIC & LIFESTYLE MARKETING

New York, NY- November 27, 2007 – Maurice Bernstein, Co-founder/CEO of marketing heavyweight Giant Step, announced today that his company is wrapping up one of its most successful years in its 17-year history. With a diverse client list that includes international corporations, luxury goods and the hottest musical talent from Amy Winehouse to Joni Mitchell to Robin Thicke, the company’s visionary approach to marketing sets itself apart as the “gatekeepers of style and success,” he reported.

Giant Step is at the epicenter of movement, pulse and scene. The company creates lasting, authentic relationships between brands and consumers by utilizing its own vast network of influencers. With strategies laid out by renowned marketing aficionado Bernstein, Giant Step’s rich history includes an instrumental role in introducing the biggest names in music such as Radiohead, Lily Allen, Jill Scott, Bjork, Gnarls Barkley & Outkast and executing memorable campaigns for companies such as LG Mobile Phones, Kodak, Puma and LeSportsac.

"The Giant Step name has always been synonymous with introducing quality music and products to a wider audience. In 2008, we are looking to maintain this high standard and broaden our reach," states Bernstein.

Giant Step’s strong grasp on the early-adopter community has resulted in many fruitful campaigns for a diverse group of brands in 2007. The company brought Absolut Vodka to life on the streets of New York City to launch their first new advertising campaign in 27 years. Over at New York City’s Hudson Hotel, the marketing company initiated a successful event series that will carry on into 2008. Luxury skin care line Jurlique looked to Giant Step to create the sonic look and feel of their stores globally. Sony Playstation, Levis Strauss & Co., Mini Clubman and Stoli Vodka all tapped the company to create unique, high-end experiences, both online and offline, throughout the United States.

Record companies—major and indie—look to Giant Step to introduce their next big talent to influential music consumers. With this year’s quality artist roster including Mark Ronson, Feist, M.I.A. and more, Giant Step was once again able to target a market segment like no other and play a pivotal role in shaping the global music landscape.

Giant Step has the tools necessary to pack a venue and create excitement around an event stemming from its vast experience in underground club and concert promotion. This year’s highlights include Amy Winehouse’s U.S. debut, Central Park shows such as Joss Stone and Common’s sold-out concert and Daft Punk’s groundbreaking performance at Coney Island.

TAD - BUSTING CIRCUITS AND RINGING EARS

Available on DVD
February 19, 2008
Through MVD

Sex, Drugs, and Rock N Roll with a side dish of lawsuits and in-band turmoil, Busting Circuits and Ringing Ears chronicles the band’s rise and eventual disintegration. It contains archival footage spanning the band's entire career, from the club days to the arenas. The documentary also utilizes insightful interviews from some of Seattle's most respected musicians including Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Chad Channing (Nirvana), Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Mark Arm (Mudhoney), Mark Felchtone (Zeke), and many others.

The audience will be taken on a musical journey from the highest of the highs, to the bands all time lows. It’s truly a frustrating story of the band's repeated bad luck juxtaposed with a close-up look at their influential musical approach. As Charles Cross (author/writer) states in the movie, this is a story of, “What could have been as opposed to what was”.

Produced by King Of Hearts Productions

Street Date: February 19, 2008
Retail: 14.95
Run Time: 93 minutes

SEVEN-TIME GRAMMY WINNER DAVID PAICH TO SERVE AS ONE OF THE MUSIC COORDINATORS FOR PRIME-TIME CBS SPECIAL MOVIES ROCK

Founding Toto Member Will Oversee Talent Including Carrie Underwood, Beyonce, Elton John for Special to Air Dec. 7 on CBS

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26, 2007—Seven-time Grammy winner David Paich, whose songs for Toto include the 1983 Record of the Year “Rosanna” and co-writing the chart-topping “Africa” with Jeff Porcaro, will serve as Music Coordinator for the Movies Rock two-hour prime-time special, airing December 7 on CBS from the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles.

Carrie Underwood will sing the theme from the Sound of Music, Beyonce will perform “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” while Elton John will do a tribute to music from animated films. Other artists scheduled to appear include Mary J. Blige and John Legend singing a duet on Casablanca’s “As Time Goes By,” Jennifer Hudson performing a medley of James Bond themes and John Williams leading an orchestra in a medley of his movie themes.

The special is being produced in part by the Producers Guild of America and Conde Nast Media Group as part of their special magazine supplement sent free this month to subscribers of 14 of their titles. The Movie Rocks issue, dedicated to the use of music in films, features Bill Murray on the cover dressed as Vegas-era Elvis.

“I love award-winning film music and giving the selections a musical twist is a real challenge for me,” commented Paich, who earned Producer of the Year and songwriting honors for “Rosanna” at the ’82 Grammys, when Toto IV won a then-record six awards. “Working with people of this caliber is always an honor.”

Paich is one of the most successful songwriter/producers in pop music. His hits for Toto include “99,” “Hold the Line” and “Georgy Porgy,” as well as Cheryl Lynn’s smash, “Got to Be Real.” His credits include co-writing with Boz Scaggs on songs like “What Can I Say” and “Lowdown,” for which he shared a Best Rhythm & Blues Song Grammy in 1977. Paich earned an Emmy Award for Best Song with his father, songwriter/ composer Marty, for the Ironside theme, “Light the Way.” He wrote or co-wrote songs for Bryan Adams, Cher, George Benson, Jon Anderson and Chicago, among many others. Those for whom he has worked as an arranger include Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Patti Austin and Donna Summer.

Darfur Video

Check out the YouTube promo video for Causes 1: Darfur. The URL is http://youtube.com/watch?v=9RcZtO4TfAQ
If you can help us spread the word, it would be greatly appreciated.
The song in the background is The Shins remixed by Clint Mansell (composer of Requieum for a Dream). The album is in-stores and on iTunes tomorrow.

ANBERLIN

AS THE GROUP’s ‘CITIES’ ALBUM CONTINUES TO GARNER CRITICAL ACCLAIM, BAND RELEASES NEW B-SIDES COLLECTION ‘LOST SONGS’

NEW VIDEO FOR ”THE UNWINDING CABLE CAR” UP NOW ON MYSPACE

U.S. TOUR WITH MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK ARRIVES IN
LOS ANGELES TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 AT THE WILTERN THEATER


As acclaim continues to grow for the ANBERLIN’s third studio album CITIES--which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #19--the group just released a special collection of B-sides and rarities titled LOST SONGS. The 19-song disc features rare and never-before-released material spanning the band’s entire career with special acoustic versions, cover songs and B-sides (see full track listing below).

ANBERLIN are currently crossing the U.S. on their fall tour with Motion City Soundtrack, Mae and Metro Station. Upcoming high-profile tour stops include The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Tuesday, December 4, the Agora Ballroom in Cleveland on Friday, December 14 and a two-night stand at the House of Blues in Chicago on Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16.

ANBERLIN recently shot a video for “The Unwinding Cable Car,” the second single off CITIES which follows the popular track “Godspeed.” The group took a pared-down approach by shooting the clip in black and white and perfectly capturing the epic track. Alternative Press magazine praised the song for containing, “shimmering acoustic instrumentation,” Outburn called it “breathtaking…” and All Music.com heralded, “the acoustic guitar-driven “The Unwinding Cable Car’ is emo at its most naked.”

Check out the video for “The Unwinding Cable Car” here: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.showvids&friendID=3844590&n=3844590&MyToken=a99d2022-aa12-4dc1-9f75-0e0b56e6d15c

2007 continues to be a breakthrough year for the FL-based ANBERLIN--STEPHEN CHRISTIAN (Vocals), JOEY MILLIGAN (Lead Guitar) DEON REXROAT (Bass), CHRISTIAN MCALHANEY (Rhythm Guitar) and NATE YOUNG (Drums)--who announced earlier this fall they’ve signed with Universal Republic Records and will release their fourth studio album mid 2008.

Catch ANBERLIN on the road:

DATE CITY VENUE
w/Motion City Soundtrack, Mae, Metro Station

Tue 11/20 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Wed 11/21 Detroit, MI The Fillmore of Detroit
Fri 11/23 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
Sat 11/24 Minneapolis, MN Myth
Tue 11/27 Spokane, WA The Service Station
Wed 11/28 Seattle, WA Showbox
Thu 11/29 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
Fri 11/30 San Francisco, CA Warfield
Sat 12/1 San Diego, CA SOMA
Mon 12/3 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Tue 12/4 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Wed 12/5 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theater
Thu 12/6 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Sat 12/8 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
Sun 12/9 Denver, CO Fillmore
Tue 12/11 St. Louis, MO Pageant

w/Metro Station

Wed 12/12 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall

w/Motion City Soundtrack, Mae, Metro Station

Thu 12/13 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
Fri 12/14 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
Sat 12/15 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Sun 12/16 Chicago, IL House of Blues

SHAW/BLADES, STYX SIGN WITH BIDFORGREEN

November 26, 2007 - Environmental solutions provider BidForGreen announced today that they will be fuelling the famed rock band Styx and Tommy Shaw's side project Shaw/Blades in 2007-2008.

BidForGreen, which fuels Willie Nelson, Pat Matheny and Merle Haggard among others, will provide biodiesel and logistics for the tours. The service has been popular with artists, who get access to quality biofuel, and to drivers, who get help with logistics and delivery.

Tommy Shaw, legendary guitarist and singer for Styx and Shaw/Blades, wrote a blog for BidForGreen highlighting his interest in the company's services: "Bid For Green is doing what needed to be done--creating a data base of fuel suppliers and setting up accounts so that it has been made even easier for us to use biodiesel than to spend the time fueling up in the stinky line at the truck stop, something we've all accepted as part of traveling by tour bus."

Shaw/Blades—Styx/Damn Yankees guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw and Night Ranger/Damn Yankees bassist/vocalist Jack Blades—is currently touring the U.S. in support of their critically acclaimed INFLUENCE album, which was released March 6 on VH1 Classic Records.

BidForGreen President Dale Wiley was ecstatic with the addition of Styx and Shaw/Blades to their roster. "Many of my teenage hours were spent listening to 'Blue Collar Man' and 'Renegade.' Tommy Shaw is really ahead of the curve on environmental issues, and it is a pleasure to work with him."

Shaw's blog on the environment can be viewed at http://www.bidforgreen.com/bid/guestblog.php. Shaw also conducted an interview with BidForGreen, which can be seen on the site.

To learn more about BidForGreen Touring Solutions, go to www.bidforgreen.com, or call 877-723-0417.

Here are the remaining Shaw/Blades tour dates:

DATE CITY VENUE

Mon 11/26 Annapolis, MD Rams Head on Stage
Tue 11/27 Hagarstown, MD Cancun West
Thu 11/29 Allentown, PA Crocodile Café
Fri 11/30 Albany, NY Northern Lights
Sat 12/1 Collingswood, NJ Scottish Rite Auditorium
Sun 12/2 Baltimore, MD Sonar
Thu 12/6 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
Fri 12/7 South Bend, IN Club Fever
Sat 12/8 Nashville, TN Wildhorse Saloon
Sun 12/9 Tunica, MS Horseshoe Casino

www.shawblades.com
www.myspace.com/shawbladesinfluence
www.vh1classic.com

KOCH Vision Introduces THE GODDESS WORKOUT SERIES on DVD, Featuring Dolphina

The Line Launch Includes the Two All-New Releases CARDIO BELLYDANCE and CARDIO BURLESQUE: A STRIPTEASE WORKOUT As Well As Three Expanded Workouts Featuring

New Packaging and Bonus Material


Port Washington, NY– More than just an exercise routine, The Goddess Workout engages the body, mind and spirit. Created by fitness innovator and celebrity workout guru Dolphina, who US Weekly has credited as starting the bellydance fitness movement, THE GODDESS WORKOUT SERIES – the #1 established brand in the bellydance category – will be relaunched exclusively by KOCH Vision, beginning January 8, 2008. With two all-new releases in the hot dance fitness category – CARDIO BELLYDANCE and CARDIO BURLESQUE: A STRIPTEASE WORKOUT – along with re-packaged and expanded editions of INTRO TO BELLYDANCE, WARRIOR GODDESS: BEYOND BASICS BELLYDANCE and VEILS & CYMBALS: TWO BELLYDANCE WORKOUTS, this innovative, best-selling workout series is set to unleash every woman’s inner goddess like never before!

Join Salma Hayek, Heather Locklear, Minnie Driver and many other bellydancing celebrities and let Dolphina set you on an exciting new path to wellness, strength and self confidence. As featured on “Sex and the City,” The Goddess Workout enables women to celebrate their internal feminine being within. Each DVD, priced to add to every home fitness library at $14.98 SRP, promises an empowering and rewarding journey to a new you!

CARDIO BELLYDANCE (ALL NEW)
Burn calories, work up a sweat, and tone muscles you never knew you had. Join Dolphina in an exhilarating cardiovascular bellydance workout that sculpts, defines and strengthens your core. DVD Extras include a bonus performance by Dolphina and “How to Create Bellydance Costumes,” a segment in which Dolphina demonstrates how you can create a simple costume with a hip scarf or coin belt or how to select an elaborate ensemble to impress an audience.
(Catalog #: KOC-DV-6515; Approx. 50 minutes)

CARDIO BURLESQUE – A STRIPTEASE WORKOUT
(ALL NEW)
Currently one of the hottest entertainment trends, burlesque is poised to move into the mainstream fitness with CARDIO BURLESQUE! In this liberating workout, Dolphina will teach you cabaret-style moves that are simple to execute and will sculpt and define your entire body. Learn to strut with confidence so you can perform a private dance for your man, jazz up a girl’s night out, or be the center of attention on stage. DVD Extras include a bonus performance by Dolphina and “Lingerie 101,” a segment in which Dolphina reveals all the sexy lingerie options that every goddess should know. (Catalog #: KOC-DV-6516; Approx. 45 minutes)


INTRO TO BELLYDANCE

In this expanded edition of her original best-selling video, Dolphina initiates you into the world of bellydance, as you begin to live as a modern-day goddess! Join the ultimate fitness goddess in an exhilarating cardiovascular workout that tones and contours your entire body. ALL NEW DVD EXTRAS include a bonus performance by Dolphina and “How to Bellydance for Your Man,” a segment in which Dolphina reveals how to use mood, setting, dance technique and surprise secrets to take his breath away. (Catalog #: KOC-DV-6512; Approx. 50 minutes)

WARRIOR GODDESS – BEYOND BASICS BELLYDANCE
In this “beyond basics” bellydance workout, Dolphina shows you how to access, energize and isolate underdeveloped hip muscles as you learn to embrace your "new" inner and outer power. Let Dolphina help you build strength and self-confidence as you discover the Warrior Goddess within you! ALL NEW DVD EXTRAS include a bonus performance by Dolphina and “How to Create a Bellydance Performance,” a segment in which Dolphina teaches you how to devise your own routine, choose music and costumes, and create an atmosphere with tips that only the pros know. (Catalog #: KOC-DV-6513; Approx. 45 minutes)

VEILS & CYMBALS – TWO BELLYDANCE WORKOUTS
Pick up your veil and finger cymbals in two Goddess Workouts available together on DVD for the first time! The veil, long an object of mystery and seduction, becomes a beautiful tool for firming, sculpting and strengthening your entire upper body. Join Dolphina as she reveals its secrets in this invigorating program. Then, take a journey to the rhythm of your soul as Dolphina shows you how to make your own music with finger cymbals – an exotic skill that will enhance your coordination and focus. (Catalog #: KOC-DV-6514; Approx. 45 minutes)

THE GODDESS WORKOUT SERIES

Pre-order date: December 11, 2007
Genre: Fitness
Street date: January 8, 2008
SRP: $14.98

FUCKED UP

Announce Holiday Charity Single featuring Very Special Guests!

As reported from the band themselves. This is not a joke:

In honor of the season, Fucked Up has recorded a special festive single.

The a-side features a brand new holiday themed song by Fucked Up. Clocking in at four minutes, this ripper is about the birth of our lord and savior: David Eliade and serves as a taste of what is to come on Fucked Up's forthcoming LP, "The Chemistry Of Common Life," that will see the light of day next year.

The b-side of the record boasts a very special Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanzaa song which has Fucked Up collaborating with:

James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem)
Cole (Black Lips)
Davey Havok (AFI)
Kevin Peterson (What's Your Rupture?)
Faris Rotter (The Horrors)
Mike Fellows (Rites Of Spring)
Matt Sweeney (Chavez/ Zwan)
Dave One (Chromeo)
Jacob Thiele (The Faint)
Morag and Ursula
Jay Reatard
Dan Romano (Attack In Black)
Trevor Keith (Face To Face)
Jason Green (Panthers/ Orchid)
Jerry A. (Poison Idea)
Shenae Grimes (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
Scott Vogel (Terror)
and Nelly Furtado.

This is not a joke. All of these people (willingly) participated in the recording of this song. This probably the most bizarre collaboration that they have/ will ever do. The recording time for this record was generously donated by Chris Hegge of Audiolab Studios Toronto (402 Salem Avenue North. 416-516-5542).

The record comes gift wrapped in special Fucked Up wrapping paper, graciously donated by Simone (sometime member of Fucked Up) of Punchclock (http://punchclock.org/) and it will be limited (there is no way we are going to wrap too many of these).

All proceeds from the sale of this record will go directly to George Herman House: a transitional housing and life skills program that supports women who are living with mental health issues in Toronto (http://www.georgehermanhouse.ca/).

To celebrate the release of this record and everything wrong/ right about this time of year Fucked Up will be hosting a very special event at Sonic Boom Music (512 Bloor St. West) on December 15. With the help of the very talented Tim Oakley, Fucked Up will be playing a live set in Santa's Workshop and the ol' jolly fat elf himself will take over the vocal duties for Fucked Up at this event. There will be surprise guests and a chance to take your picture with Santa and best of all it is all for free (of course you can bring a donation for George Herman House)!!! All we are asking is that you please bring some non-perishable food items (and please don't bring in something stupid like cream corn or something that has been sitting in the cupboard for years) for the food bank (we will have a box for donations).

So come down with some food, take a photo with Santa, watch Fucked Up and buy a 7". It is all for a good cause.

For the people that can't make it down to the show: have no fear. The 7" will be available (while quantities last) for mail order. More info will be posted on the Fucked Up blog (www.lookingforgold.blogspot.com) or on the What's Your Rupture? site (http://www.whatsyourrupture.com/)

Saturday, December 15th
Sonic Boom Records (Downstairs in the "workshop ") 512 Bloor St. West
3pm Santa 5pm Concert
Cost: Non-perishable foodbank donation
FUCKED UP
Plus Guests

RYAN ADAMS & THE CARDINALS ANNOUNCE WEST COAST DATES

NEW EP FOLLOW THE LIGHTS IN STORES NOW

Continuing an apparently endless run of some of the best-reviewed performances of his career, Ryan Adams and his Cardinals have confirmed their first dates of January '08.

The west coast tour extends what has already been an immensely productive year. In addition to the unanimously acclaimed new album Easy Tiger (lauded by Time as "a career breakthrough") Ryan & The Cards recently released an EP entitled Follow The Lights, comprised of "reflective and sober renditions of a handful of Mr. Adams' near-classics" (The New York Times). The two new songs on Follow The Lights (the title track and "My Love For You Is Real") will be featured prominently in the ABC primetime drama "October Road", which premiered Thanksgiving night. Finally, the band's live shows continue to thrill audience and critics alike; The Washington Post recently noted that "[Ryan's] perfectionism was apparent from the stunning arrangements and interplay with The Cardinals... the group sounded rehearsed and precise without sounding at all formulaic."

The itinerary for the January tour is below. All shows go on sale the weekend of Nov 30, except San Diego, which is on sale now.

1/16 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
1/18 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater
1/19 - San Diego, CA - Spreckels Theatre
1/21 - Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theater
1/22 - Claremont, CA - Bridges Auditorium
1/23 - San Rafael, CA - Marin Center
1/25 - Salem, OR - Elsinore Theater
1/26 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater
1/28 - Berkeley, CA - Zellerbach Hall
1/30 - Los Angeles, CA - UCLA Royce Hall

SIEGE OF AMIDA RECORDS

Announces First 2008 Releases / North American Distro Through Ferret Music!

Blazing across the pond with such speed and ferocity that it made the Atlantic boil like the contents of a scolding hot cauldron, London's Siege of Amida Records is making the most bludgeoning Anglo-American pact by joining forces with Ferret Music. Like a pack of savage jackal's about to be unleashed on a meaty carcass, Siege of Amida and Ferret are proud to let loose the following artists that will thrust an onslaught onto eardrums everywhere.


THE BREATHING PROCESS
In Waking: Divinity
(January 22nd, 2008)


The first in a set of bands ready to launch a flank attack from leftfield on the world of loud music will come on January 22 as The Breathing Process are set to drop their much anticipated LP In Waking: Divinity. Composed of a rabid hybrid of guttural growls mixed in with icy synth vapors, these New England lads have finally discovered a secret recipe which sees to it that power metal isn't just for pussies anymore. Brave Words For Bloody Knuckles says "Powerful, Epic, Immense, The Breathing Process are bringing vitality, darkness and a new level of brutality to the world of metalcore. World class stuff!" Shredding drums and cacophonous DEFCON 1 like melodies peppered with abrasive thrash metal, The Breathing Process, will have their names etched in stone for years to come and can be seen touring the States this January / February with The Classic Struggle, The Ghost Inside and From Graves Of Valor.

The Breathing Process US Tour!
Jan 4 2008 CLUB CRANNEL Poughkeepsie, New York
Jan 5 2008 THE SHOWCASE THEATER West Pittston, Pennsylvania
Jan 6 2008 THE SCHOOL Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jan 7 2008 PIRATE’S COVE Cleveland, Ohio
Jan 8 2008 THE HIGHFIVE BAR Columbus, Ohio
Jan 9 2008 YESTERDAY’S DRAUGHT HOUSE Wheeling, West Virginia
Jan 10 2008 THE FIREMAN’S LODGE Anderson, Indiana
Jan 11 2008 JT MUSIC Midlothian, Illinois
Jan 12 2008 DANVILLE AMATURE ATHLETIC CENTER Danville, Illinois
Jan 13 2008 GROUNDWORKS Leavenworth, Missouri
Jan 14 2008 MCGRAW’S Hutchinson, Kansas
Jan 15 2008 CERVANTES MASTERPIECE BALLROOM Denver, Colorado
Jan 16 2008 CLUB VEGAS Salt Lake City, Utah
Jan 18 2008 CLUB RETRO Orangevale, California
Jan 19 2008 THE CASTLE Salinas, California
Jan 21 2008 THE DOME Bakersfield, California
Jan 22 2008 THE EPIC LOUNGE Downey, California
Jan 23 2008 THE CELL BLOCK Mesa, Arizona
Jan 24 2008 THE COMPOUND Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jan 26 2008 DREAMWORLD MUSIC COMPLEX Arlington, Texas
Jan 27 2008 SNEAKERS San Antonio, Texas
Jan 28 2008 JAVA JUNCTION Houston, Texas
Jan 29 2008 THE DARKROOM Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Jan 30 2008 AMERICAN LEGION POST 33 Pensacola, Florida
Jan 31 2008 SHRINER’S HALL Crestview, Florida
Feb 1 2008 ISLAND OASIS Winter Park, Florida
Feb 2 2008 LIFE POINT CHURCH Homestead, Florida
Feb 3 2008 THE MELBOURNE JAYCEES Melbourne, Florida
Feb 4 2008 TRANSITION’S ART GALLERY Tampa, Florida
Feb 5 2008 THE PIT Jacksonville, Florida
Feb 6 2008 SECTOR 7G Augusta, Georgia
Feb 8 2008 THE HIDEAWAY Johnson City, Tennessee
Feb 9 2008 THE BREWERY Raleigh, North Carolina
Feb 10 2008 STEPPIN OUT Virginia Beach, Virginia
www.myspace.com/tbp


THE RED DEATH
Godmakers
(January 22nd, 2008)


"The Red Death have unleashed an utterly relentless, surgically precise neck-snapper of an album. If this doesn't quicken your pulse, check your vitals - you may be dead" – Metal Hammer. The Red Death is bracing for their sophomore release Godmakers (January 22nd) following much buzz among critics in 2007. With the dual riff goblin spawned by guitarists Aaron Conti and Mark Kelley placed alongside the fire-breathing voice of singer Paul Hamblin, The Red Death have created what is quite possibly the most powerful beast sired from a brutal tryst of speed metal and serrated hardcore.
www.myspace.com/thereddeath


A GIRL A GUN A GHOST
Through the Eyes of Ahab
(March 4th, 2008)

Savannah, GA's A Girl A Gun A Ghost bring their powerful brand of hardcore punk (think a harder Paint it Black or a slowed down version of The Swarm) to the masses for some of the sickest and most pummeling breakdowns heard in ages. AGAGAG bring hardcore back to the glory days with their upcoming full length Through the Eyes of Ahab (March 4th)
www.myspace.com/agirlagunaghost


THE PARTISAN TURBINE
The Partisan Turbine
(February 5th, 2008)


Last but far from least comes the self-titled album from Long Island's ThePartisan Turbine (out February 5th), who's rapid-fire, machine gun brand of speed-death leave bloodied corpses rotting in their wake. Fans of Discordance Axis take note, and prepare to have your face ripped clean off as these New York boys finally bring their local death-metal scene something to brag about once again.
www.myspace.com/thepartisanturbine

For more information on Siege of Amida, visit:
www.siegeofamida.net
www.ferretstyle.com

BAUMER Announces New Album "Were It Not For You" out March 4th on Eyeball!

In today’s current musical landscape, many bands attempt to create their take on a straight-ahead, definitive rock album, but few bands, if any, pull this off quite like Columbia, South Carolina’s BAUMER.

Formed in 2004, the four members of BAUMER, and their home-base Eyeball Records, could quite possibly be preparing the release of what may go down as one of the most powerful and truly epic albums of our generation. Drawing influences from bands like New Order, Nine Inch Nails, or The Cars, BAUMER take the sound of electronic power rock to the next level, representing, much like the aforementioned bands, a future of music we have not yet seen. Most closely and often compared to today’s contemporaries Muse or The Faint, BAUMER creates an album so amazingly slick and balls-to-the-wall, accompanied by their dizzying array of time signatures, it is almost impossible to deny the sheer brilliance of the band’s latest “Were It Not For You.”

Much like the band’s 2005 album, “Come On, Feel It,” “Were It Not For You” is the soundtrack to a late night dance party that ends in a passionate love affair with the girl across the room. Standout ballads like “In Your Stead,” will blow your speakers and your mind, and will unquestionably remain stuck in your brain for the rest of your life, “Hard Drug,” which sounds like what The Smiths would produce if they wanted to rock out, is a swirling and spiraling, gorgeous track that will likely end up on many best songs of ’08 lists, “On Our Way,” which should be the soundtrack to all those kick-ass days when you feel at the top of your game, and “Lucky Strike,” a monstrous rock track that proclaims “Love, you say it calms your nerves, love, stills your hand as it burns, you say it’s cool and keeps you thin, this one’s done, light one up again” will give any listener the chills and is oozing with sexual innuendos.

Bottom Line: BAUMER rocks with an unbridled ferocity that sounds like the band must have twenty members exuding this monstrous and unmatched supremacy. Introducing the future of music, and your new favorite band.

Players:
Nate Boykin (vocals, keyboards)
Kenny McWilliams (guitar, programming)
Chad Rochester (bass, keyboards)
Josh Kean (drums)

Tracklist for "Were It Not For You"
01. In Your Stead
02. Make Way For The King
03. Hard Drug
04. Sidewalk Stopping
05. On Our Way
06. Money Tornado
07. Lucky Strike
08. Don't Panic
09. The Belmont Curse
10. At World's End
11. Were It Not For You

NAPALM RECORDS TOUR NEWS

BATTLELORE
23.02.2008 UK - Swansea / Sin City Club

EDENBRIDGE + RAGE
27.03.08 DK - Copenhagen / The Rock
28.03.08 SE - Mariestat / Klubb Kaliber, Folketspark
29.03.08 SE - Västeras / Sigurdsgatan 25
31.03.08 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
01.04.08 DE - Bochum / Zeche
02.04.08 FR - Paris / Nouveau Casino
04.04.08 ES - Madrid / Caracol
05.04.08 ES - Bergara / Sala Jam
06.04.08 ES - Barcelona / Razzmatazz 2
08.04.08 FR - Montpellier / Rockstore
09.04.08 IT - Piacenza / Fillmore
10.04.08 IT - Conegliano / Zion Rock Club
11.04.08 AT - Wien / Szene
12.04.08 cz - Plzen / KD Serikovka
13.04.08 HU - Budapest / Wigwam
15.04.08 DE - Würzburg / AKW
16.04.08 DE - Nürnberg / Hirsch
17.04.08 DE - Hannover / Musikzentrum
18.04.08 DE - Bad Salzungen / Kulturzentrum KW 70
19.04.08 DE - Memmingen / Kaminwerk
20.04.08 DE - Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
22.04.08 CH - Pratteln / Z7
24.04.08 FR - Colmar / Grillen
25.04.08 DE - Speyer / Halle 101
26.04.08 BE - Brüssel / Ten Weyngaerdt
27.04.08 UK - London / Underworld
29.04.08 DE - Fulda / Alte Piesel
30.04.08 DE - Osnabrück / Hyde Park
01.05.08 DE - Pirmasens / Quasimodo
02.05.08 DE - Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
03.05.08 DE - Andernach / JUZ Live Club


ENTHRONED & GORGOROTH
23.11.2007 IE - Dublin / The Voodoo Lounge
24.11.2007 IE - Cork / An Cruiscin Lan
25.11.2007 UK - Glasgow / Cathouse
27.11.2007 FR - Rennes / Antipode
28.11.2007 BE - Vosselaar / Biebob
29.11.2007 DE - Munich / Backstage
30.11.2007 AT - Vienna / Planet Music
01.12.2007 DE - Bischopswerda / Eastclub
02.12.2007 DK - Aarhus / Studenthuset

ENTHRONED
12.04.2008 BE - Leuven / Lido*

HOLLENTHON
01.12.2007 NL - Arnheim / Metal Meeting*

LEAVES´EYES & KING DIAMOND, KREATOR
22.03.2008 US - Ft. Lauderdale, FL / Culture Room
23.03.2008 US - Lake Buena Vista, FL / House of Blues
25.03.2008 US - North Myrtle Beach, SC / House of Blues
26.03.2008 US - Atlanta, GA / The Masquerade
28.03.2008 US - Charlotte, NC / Tremont Music Hall
29.03.2008 US - West Springfield, VA / Jaxx
30.03.2008 US - Philadelphia, PA / The Trocadero
01.04.2008 US - New York City, NY / B.B.King Blues Club
02.04.2008 US - New York City, NY / B.B.King Blues Club
04.04.2008 US - Poughkeepsie, NY / The Chance Theater
05.04.2008 US - Worcester, MA / The Palladium
06.04.2008 CA - Montreal, QU / Medley
07.04.2008 CA - Quebec City, QC / Imperial
09.04.2008 CA - Toronto, ON / The Opera House
10.04.2008 US - Cleveland, OH / Peabody's
11.04.2008 US - Detroit, MI / Harpo's
12.04.2008 US - Mokena, IL / The Pearl Room
13.04.2008 US - Sauget, IL / Pop's
15.04.2008 US - St.Paul, MN / Station 4
16.04.2008 CA - Winnipeg, MB / Garrick Centre
18.04.2008 CA - Edmonton, AL / Starlite Room
19.04.2008 CA - Calgary, AL / McEwan Hall Ballroom
21.04.2008 CA - Vancouver, AL / Croation Cultural Centre
22.04.2008 US - Seattle, WA / El Corazon
23.04.2008 US - Portland, OR / Roseland Theater
25.04.2008 US - San Francisco, CA / Filmore
26.04.2008 US - West Hollywood, CA / House of Blues
27.04.2008 US - Anaheim, CA / House of Blues
28.04.2008 US - Las Vegas, NV / House of Blues
30.04.2008 US - San Diego, CA / House of Blues
01.05.2008 US - Tempe, AZ / Marquee Theatre
02.05.2008 US - Tucson, AZ / Rlalto Theatre
03.05.2008 US - Albuquerque, NM / Sunshine Theater
04.05.2008 US - Denver, CO / Ogden Theater
06.05.2008 US - Tulsa, OK / Cain's Ballroom
07.05.2008 US - Dallas, TX / House of Blues
08.05.2008 US - Houston, TX / Meridian
09.05.2008 US - New Orleans, LA / House of Blues
10.05.2008 US - San Antonio, TX / White Rabbit

SALTATIO MORTIS
26.12.2007 DE - Heidelberg / Schwimmbad
29.12.2007 DE - Andernach / JUZ Liveclub

SERENITY
29.03.2008 UK - Bristol / PROGPOWER UK Festival

SYRACH
30.11.2007 NO - Oslo / Betong

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS + KAMELOT
04.04.2008 UK - London / Carling Academy
05.04.2008 UK - Wolverhampton / Wulfrun
06.04.2008 NL - Amsterdam / Paradiso
09.04.2008 BE - Antwerpen / Hof Ter Loo
10.04.2008 DE - Saarbrücken / Garage
11.04.2008 FR - Paris / Elysee Montmatre
12.04.2008 CH - Pratteln / Z7
13.04.2008 IT - Milano / Alcatraz
16.04.2008 GR - Athens / Fuzz Club
17.04.2008 GR - Thessaloniki / Ydrogeios
18.04.2008 BG - Sofia / Hristov Botev
19.04.2008 YU - Beograd / SKC
20.04.2008 HU - Budapest / Wigwam
22.04.2008 DE - München / Backstage
23.04.2008 DE - Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
24.04.2008 DE - Essen / Weststadthalle
25.04.2008 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
28.04.2008 FI - Helsinki / Tavastia
29.04.2008 FI - Oulu / Teatria
01.05.2008 SE - Stockholm / Klubben
02.05.2008 SE - Gothenburg / Trädgarn
03.05.2008 NO - Oslo / Sentrum Scene

WELTENBRAND
05.07.2008 DE - Brande-Hörnerkirchen / Hörnerfest*

Cassandra Tribe releases the video “Ugly Diamonds”

Spoken Word and Avant-Garde Artist, Cassandra Tribe, joins a growing list of artists making their music free on the internet with her new website, loveandwords.com . Both of her cds are available, her audio essays, and now - for the first time, the performance video for "Ugly Diamonds" is online.

http://www.youtube.com/cassandratribe

http://loveandwords.com

TRAIL OF TEARS - Contract Prolonged & US Headliner Tour

By the end of 2006 and following a turbulent Mexican tour resulting in the departure of all band members except for frontmann Ronny Thorsen, the future of TRAIL OF TEARS remained uncertain. Ronny, the last man standing, refused to give up on the band and its legacy and single-handedly completed the work for the release of Existentia, promising a fresh start with a new line-up, including former TOT vocalist, Catherine Paulsen. Following the first successful shows, Napalm Records is pleased to announce the prolonging of TOT's recording contract. The band is now preparing for their first US Headliner Tour.

TRAIL OF TEARS HEADLINER TOUR:

15.01.08 US - Charlotte, NC / Tremont Music Hall
16.01.08 US - West Springfield, VA / Jaxx
17.01.08 US - Hartford, CT / Webster Theatre
18.01.08 US - Poughkeepsie, NY / The Chance
19.01.08 US - Bedford, NH / Mark`s Place
20.01.08 US - New York City, NY / BB Kings Blues Club
22.01.08 CA - Quebec City, QUE / Velvet
23.01.08 CA - Montreal, QUE / FouFounes
24.01.08 CA - Toronto, ONT / The Funhaus

25.01.08 US - Cleveland, OH / Peabody`s Down Under
26.01.08 US - Mokena, ILL / The Pearl Room
27.01.08 US - St Paul, MN / Station 4
30.01.08 US - Seattle, WA / El Corazon
31.01.08 US - Portland, OR / Roseland Grill
01.02.08 US - San Fransisco, CA / TBA
02.02.08 US - Corona, CA / Showcase Theatre
03.02.08 MX - Mexicali, MEX / El Jardin del Silencio Extreme Rock Bar
04.02.08 US - West Hollywood, CA / Whiskey a Go Go
06.02.08 US - Denver, CO / Bluebird Theather
07.02.08 US - Albuquerque, NM / Launch Pad
08.02.08 US - San Antonio, TX / White Rabbit
09.02.08 US - Dallas, TX / TBA
10.02.08 US - Houston, TX / Meridian

KATRA signes with Napalm Records

The Finnish rising force in Gothic Metal named after their charismatric front woman Katra Solopuro, has singed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. With their self-titled debut, the band is set to win over countless cross-genre fans in their native Finland. For the worldwide release, the vocals are to be re-recorded in English under the guidance of producer Risto Asikainen (Stratovarious) at Jean Records Studio. This new version will also include 2 new tracks. Artist Janne Uotila (HIM) will be responsible for the CD's artwork.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Inspection-12 returns to 5 points

Not since 2003 has Inspection-12 played a show in the 5 Points/Riverside area of Jacksonville (The childhood residence of all 4 members... all actually now reside or have parents that reside in the area). Making this a true homecoming show... Also returning to the band for the first time in over 5 years, James Trimble.

Inspection 12 - www.myspace.com/inspection12
Harloe
Whaleface

Fuel Coffeehouse
1037 Park St. Historic 5 Points
Jax, FL
(904) 425 3835

Tickets available for this all ages show at Ticketmaster, CD Connection, and Nicotine.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Star Industry cover of Depeche Mode's 'Enjoy the silence' reaches Amazon's Top 10 download charts



Depeche Mode cover of 'Enjoy the silence' by dark rock band Star Industry reaches Amazon's Top 10 download charts
The cover Star Industry made of Depeche Mode's classic hit "Enjoy the silence" is charting on Amazon. The song which is featured on the bonus disc of Star Industry's latest album "Last Crusades" next to remixes by Leaether Strip, Vive La Fête and others is now moving up to the first place in Depeche Mode related tracks. The album was released on May 11th and was produced by the legenday Luc Van Acker (Anna Domino, Revolting Cocks, ...). This 3rd album marked the band's much anticipated and succesful return in 2007 which quickly resulted in concerts allover Europe. The band has now also been confirmed for next year's Wave Gothic Treffen in Leipzig.

Relevant links:
Star Industry - "Enjoy the silence" @ Amazon
Star Industry - "Last crusades" 2CD

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

DAVID GUETTA

RECEIVES AWARD FOR ‘WORLD’S BEST DJ’
AND PERFORMS WITH CHRIS WILLIS
“LOVE IS GONE” AND “LOVE DON’T LET ME GO”
AT THE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS AIRING IN THE U.S.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 AT 8 PM ON UPN


Set your Tivo or DVR for this Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving) at 8:00 pm for the World Music Awards airing on channel UPN 9 (New York; check listings for other markets) to catch DAVID GUETTA. At the awards ceremony--originally held in Monaco on November 4, 2007--France’s top DJ/producer won the much coveted ‘World’s Best DJ’ award, joining a roster other winners which include Rihanna, Mika, Avril Lavigne, Clara, Ciara, Akon and Shaggy. GUETTA also performed with vocalist Chris Willis a medley of his hit songs “Love Is Gone” and “Love Don’t Let Me Go.”

2007 proves to be the breakthrough year for DAVID GUETTA, who just released his new album Pop Life (Perfecto/Ultra Records) November 13 in the U.S. His World Music Award caps a solid list of successes and accolades for this Paris-based superstar over recent months. Over 150 sets played this year at clubs and festivals around the world

Catch David Guetta on tour now in support of Pop Life:

Nov 21 Chicago, IL crobar
Nov 22 New York, NY Cielo
Nov 23 Boston, MA The Estate
Nov 24 Miami, FL Cameo
Nov 24 Miami, FL Space

www.davidguetta.com
www.myspace.com/davidguetta
www.ultrarecords.com

HORSE THE BAND FEATURED ON maniaTV’s DROP D TOMORROW!!!

Check out the illustrious HORSE the Band on maniaTV’s Drop D on Thursday, November 22 at 1:00am EST / 10:00pm PST. After you have your fill from the Thanksgiving Fest, tune on to http://www.maniatv.com/live to catch the band discussing their August 2007 release A NATURAL DEATH, human bone jewelry, their choice of dueling weaponry and much, much more.

HORSE the Band recently wrapped up their direct support slot alongside Between the Buried and Me, and now are currently on the road with the ever notorious GWAR…which wraps up TODAY, November 21 in Santa Cruz, California at The Catalyst.

AND… the band will be performing at Taste of Chaos Mexico!

12/6 – Mexico City, Mexico – Salon 21
12/8 – Monterrey, Mexico – Vaqueros Western Saloon

www.maniatv.com
www.myspace.com/horsetheband

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

ABC’S JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE TO RE-AIR EVERY TIME I DIE’S PERFORMANCE THIS FRIDAY!!!

While your stomachs and wallets are recuperating from the Thanksgiving holiday, mellow out to the rock n’ roll hardcore styling of Buffalo’s Every Time I Die on ABC. In case you missed it the first time, Every Time I Die’s performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will re-air this Friday night, November 23, at 12:05 AM. The band’s October 31 performances of “We’rewolf” and “No Son Of Mine” will re-air in all their nationally-televised glory.

Every Time I Die recently wrapped up a tour with Underoath, Poison The Well, and Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, and are currently looking ahead to their co-headlining spot on the Take Action Tour.

If you missed Every Time I Die the first time, do NOT miss them again. The ETID episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs this Friday, November 23 at 12:05 AM.

HYDRA HEAD RECORDS Release New Albums from TUSK and THE HUGUENOTS!

TUSK
"The Resisting Dreamer"

28 months after the start of initial tracking, 10 months since anyone gave a shit, Tusk is ready to share their magnum opus, their potential swan song, "The Resisting Dreamer", with the world via the Tortuga Recording Company (a sub-division of the Los Angeles based Hydra Head Records).

Two and a half years in the making, "The Resisting Dreamer" is a single 37 minute song divided into four tracks across two sides of vinyl or one side of shiny plastic (depending on your purchasing preference). Original vocalist Jody Minnoch was not available to contribute, but the record benefits from the disparate sounds and intensely talented contributions of Evan Patterson of Young Widows and Toby Driver of Kayo Dot. The two vocalists contributed their own lyrics in tandem and together weave a tale of regret, resentment, and (classic Tusk lyrical theme) descent in madness as the inner worlds of despair and guilt ravage the soul of the album's protagonist, who caves into their nightmarish inner world to ultimately taste "The Lewdness and Frenzy of Surrender."

Recorded and mixed by Tusk alumn Greg Norman at Electrical Audio studios (during Pelican's "Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw" sessions from midnight to five am) and Studio Greg Studios II, the album has a sound and style unlike anything they have attempted in the past. Occasionally groove-laden, occasionally spastic, and often unnerving, "The Resisting Dreamer" is the sound of a band that has absolutely no interest in proving anything to anyone.

Stream "The Resisting Dreamer" HERE!

Tracklist for "The Resisting Dreamer"
1. The Everlasting Taste of Disguise (07:32)
2. Cold Twisted Aisle (07:43)
3. Life's Denial (05:58)
4. The Lewdness and Frenzy of Surrender (16:13)

For more information, visit:
www.myspace.com/tuskgrind
www.hydrahead.com


THE HUGUENOTS
"Discography"

Much like the members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France from which they took their name, The Huguenots spent the mid-to-late 90s reading the works of John Calvin, attempting to abduct the king, and being impaled on hooks outside the Château d’Amboise. When they weren’t doing all that “revolutionary” French shit, The Huguenots were a band truly ahead of their time, pumping out the kind of slash n’ burn noise terror that prefigured the current crop of “avant-punk” poster-children (we’d name names, but what’d be the point?) while razing various New England-area basements, living rooms and VFW halls before hitting their jagged stride on an HH-sponsored split ten-inch with SevenPercentSolution.

Up until (and during) their untimely demise, they subsisted almost entirely on a diet of rabbit meat and foie gras and included amongst their number Messieurs Kurt Ballou (Converge), Aaron Stuart (Piebald), Dan Colby (The Explosion and subsequently and now formerly of hot mods/all-time worst-selling HH band The Never Never) and Matt Oates (also subsequently and now formerly of The Never Never and currently of Boston speed grunge aficionados Angels of Meth). Included here is The Huguenots’ entire discography (hence the title, duh), including the aforementioned split, along with a solemn promise that they are not actually (nor have they ever been) French.

We know you’re asking yourself who the damn Huguenots are. Believe us: There’s a reason Hydra Head backed them with a split 10” in our modest early days (yes, they weren’t always the influential empire they are now). The Huguenots pioneered a style of avant punk that today has spread like the plague.

The Huguenots are defunct. So “no”: They won’t get back together to tour and cash in on this long overdue discography.

Some members of The Huguenots went on to measurable success in their other bands (Piebald, The Explosion, Converge and even The Never Never!). Plenty of people want to know what those cats were up to in their early days. As far as we’re concerned, they were up to making killer music at a time when the underground was alive with thousands of visionary bands. Remember Angel Hair, Clicatat Ikatowi, Twelve Hour Turn, Shotmaker, Gravity Records, Swing Kids? Likely not. Well the same fate of obscurity will not affect The Huguenots!

Tracklisting for Huguenots Discography:
1. Postscript (1:37)
2. Jefferson High (1:51)
3. Bent Wreck (1:26)
4. Sent It Airmail (2:03)
5. Patient Zero (2:14)
6. A Kind of Blue Covered the Entire City (1:32)
7. Young Pretender (4:22)
8. 10 Watt Bulb (2:17)
9. Trance Like (2:51)
10. A Horde of Bees (3:29)
11. Postscript (1:31)
12. A Horde of Bees (3:42)
13. Sent It Airmail (2:11)
14. 10 Watt Bulb (3:05)
15. Patient Zero (1:37)
16. Misanthropic Surgery (2:09)

For more information, visit:
www.myspace.com/thehuguenots
www.hydrahead.com

ROCKET SCIENCE - SPELLBOUND DIRECTOR JEFFREY BLITZ’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FORAY INTO FICTION ARRIVES ON DVD

Teen Angst, Wit and a Killer Soundtrack Thrive in this
2007 Sundance Winner’s DVD Debut from HBO Video


IN STORES JANUARY 29

NEW YORK, NY – HBO Video proudly announces the DVD debut of the award-winning theatrical release ROCKET SCIENCE, a wry fictional comedy of adolescent angst by Jeffrey Blitz, director of the Academy Award®-nominated documentary Spellbound. ROCKET SCIENCE stars Reece Daniel Thompson (Dreamcatcher) as a teenager tackling the mysteries of life, love and public speaking in this unconventional coming-of-age tale which debuted at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and took home the Dramatic Directing prize. ROCKET SCIENCE arrives on DVD January 29th ($27.95SRP) and includes a behind-the-scenes featurette, as well as a music video by film’s composer and singer/songwriter Eef Barzeley (Clem Snide).

After wowing the selection committee at Sundance, ROCKET SCIENCE went on to win the Best American Independent Film award at the Philadelphia Film Festival. The film also drew critical raves during its theatrical run earlier this year; USA Today called ROCKET SCIENCE “smart, witty and blessedly unpredictable,” Carina Chocano of the Los Angeles Times wrote, “Blitz’s script crackles with dialogue that’s sharp, brainy and exhilaratingly articulate,” and David Ansen of Newsweek called the film “sharp and painfully funny.” The film’s enduring theme rings true with critics and audiences alike, as Blitz successfully mixes humor with a compassionate regard for his characters and their idiosyncrasies.

Life is not easy for teenager Hal Hefner (Thompson) of suburban Plainsboro, New Jersey. His parents, Juliet (Lisbeth Bartlett) and Doyle (Denis O’Hare), have abruptly split; his older brother, Earl (Vincent Piazza) is a budding obsessive-compulsive who pushes him around; and Hal has an unpredictable stutter that makes high school an exercise in embarrassment, self-effacement and horrendous lunch periods. Given that his active mind and quick wit tend to be obscured by his problematic voice, Hal is not an obvious candidate for his school’s high-powered debate team. So it comes as a complete, though not unwelcome, surprise when the team’s star member, the hyper-articulate Ginny Ryerson (Anna Kendrick), requests that Hal replace her former partner on the team. With his new role, Hal starts to see new possibilities in his life. Perhaps he can tame his balky voice and become master of rhetoric. Perhaps he can succeed in love and win Ginny’s heart.

The ROCKET SCIENCE multi-faceted, original musical score was composed by singer/songwriter Eef Barzeley of the band Clem Snide, and has received critical praise of its own. The stand alone, original motion picture soundtrack was released on CD in August by Lakeshore Records, and includes the “gorgeous” (Los Angeles Times) music of Barzeley, as well as two tracks from the Violent Femmes, both featured in the film. As film critic Peter Travers noted in his Rolling Stone review, “Eef Barzeley, where have you been all my life?” The refreshingly original music of ROCKET SCIENCE only serves to strengthen the film’s ability to surpass the clichés of coming-of-age tales. In the vein of Rushmore, Welcome to the Dollhouse, Thumbsucker and The Squid and the Whale, ROCKET SCIENCE attains a “darkly clever” (USA Today) and unique perspective on perhaps the most challenging, and defining stage of life.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE: “HBO First Look – Rocket Science” – a behind-the-scenes look into the making of Rocket Science, including interviews with cast and crew. An “I Love The Unknown” music video from singer/songwriter and soundtrack composer Eef Barzeley.

Rated: R
Street Date: January 29, 2007
SRP: $27.95
Running Time: 101 min. + bonus

JAYMAY

AUTUMN FALLIN' CONFIRMED FOR MARCH 11 U.S. RELEASE ON BLUE NOTE
DECEMBER 12 HOMECOMING SHOW AT NEW YORK'S MERCURY LOUNGE

New York City songstress Jaymay has confirmed a March 11 U.S. release for her debut full length Autumn Fallin' on Blue Note Records.

Currently touring the UK where Heavenly Recordings has released Autumn Fallin' to slew of 4-star reviews (see above), Jaymay got her start at a NYC open mic night in 2003. Soon after she was invited to play at various Lower East Side venues such as Pianos, Mercury Lounge and her much buzzed about (and oversold) Living Room Residency, which moved Gothamist to gush "Girls with Guitars are everywhere in this city, but this one --like a siren--was pulling people into this room and leaving them silent, speechless even. Shocked and lulled into a stupor."

Jaymay eschewed the inevitable and numerous label offers that came in the wake of these shows, opting to self-release the beautiful Sea Green See Blue EP, which scored an "indie spotlight" on iTunes and frequent rotation on Los Angeles' influential KCRW). She then began work on Autumn Fallin, a song cycle that vividly details the story of a New York City relationship gone south for the Winter.

Ultimately, EMI made her an offer she creatively couldn't refuse, resulting in perfect homes at Heavenly Records in the UK and Blue Note here in the states.

Since then, Jaymay (born Jamie Kristine Seerman) has taken up residence in London, touring Europe and the UK with the likes of Bright Eyes, Jose Gonzales and in coming weeks Caribou and Okkervil River.

She will be returning to New York to round out her year with a one-off homecoming show at the Mercury Lounge December 12th at 7pm.

JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION CANCELS UPCOMING CONCERTS DUE TO IMPASSE IN UNION CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

Jacksonville, Fla. – November 20, 2007 – The Jacksonville Symphony Association announces the cancellation of its Music of The Eagles performance, which was scheduled to occur Sunday, November 25. This performance has been rescheduled for June 7, 2008. In addition, the Association announces the cancellation of its Masterworks performances, which were scheduled for November 29, 30 and December 1.

The Jacksonville Symphony Association and the Musicians’ Union have been meeting since the beginning of September to negotiate terms of a new contract. “We had no choice but to cancel after the Union rejected our request yesterday to resume negotiations,” said Jacksonville Symphony Association Executive Director Alan Hopper.

“The Association is committed to reaching a responsible agreement that ensures the financial stability of our orchestra for the future. The contract with the Musicians’ Union must reflect the Association’s and the community’s current economic realities,” said Hopper.

The Symphony Association is asking Music of The Eagles ticket holders to retain their tickets until they receive new tickets for the rescheduled date. Although every effort will be made to reschedule the Masterworks performances, ticket holders will be able to exchange their tickets for a future JSO performance.

A letter outlining options is being mailed to all ticket holders for these events. No concerts after December 2 have been cancelled.

Patrons can receive the latest information on performance cancellations by calling the Symphony’s ticket holder hotline (904) 354-5547 or by logging on to jaxsymphony.org.

Bob Dylan: DONT LOOK BACK

ON NOVEMBER 20, THE MOST SEMINAL ROCK DOC
OF ALL TIME WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR
DOWNLOAD ON iTUNES


See the Musical Icon in a Classic Rolling Stone Calls “One of the Ten Greatest Rock Films of All Time” Available for Download on the iTunes® Store for

$9.99 Before the Dylan Bio Pic I’m Not There Opens in Theaters

NEW YORK, NY, November 20, 2007– On November 20, consumers can spend some time with the American Troubadour at the beginning of his career by downloading BOB DYLAN: DONT LOOK BACK, the seminal rock doc from the father of cinema vérité, D.A. Pennebaker. Available exclusively from New Video on iTunes® (www.itunes.com), it will be priced to download for $9.99.

When, in 1965, rock music’s elusive Bob Dylan combined forces with acclaimed political documentary-maker Pennebaker and his cinema verité style of filmmaking, the result became the most intimate glimpse of the rock legend ever put on film. Pennebaker’s hand-held camera and raw, unobtrusive style caught Dylan during his best performances and his most intimate moments; Dylan’s manager Alan Grossman, folk goddess Joan Baez, The Animals’ Alan Price, Marianne Faithful and Donovan add to the circus that is a rock music tour. Pennebaker’s first music film (followed by Monterey Pop, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Elaine Stritch at Liberty), BOB DYLAN: DONT LOOK BACK is considered the gold standard for rock docs, and raised the bar for documentaries of any subject. In 1998, the film joined a select group of culturally significant films when it was nominated to the prestigious National Film Registry. DONT LOOK BACK’s release on iTunes will interest longtime aficionados, as well as new fans whose interest in Dylan’s early years will be piqued by the release of Todd Haynes’ innovative biopic I’m Not There (starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Adrien Brody, Heath Ledger, Julianne Moore and Richard Gere).

Hailed as one of the best films about a performing artist ever created, DONT LOOK BACK is more than a view into his final acoustic tour. It is a window into the spirit of the 60s, and a poet-musician whose words and songs shaped it.

coyote

(featuring members of Man Man, Vaz, Bottom of the Hudson)
Release New Album "Outsides" TODAY on Hot Dog City!


You hold in your hands the new and very special album from Philadelphia's COYOTE. Comprised of members featuring the late Trevor Butler (Bottom of the Hudson), Russell Higbee (Man Man, Lewis & Clarke), Jeff Mooridian (Vaz), and Ryan Hamilton, this all-star lineup demonstrates the triumph of a circle of friends soldiering on after one of the more personally catastrophic events in their lives.

Still active after the loss of a band-mate, the sound of COYOTE has become that of subtle, yet raging power. Some might recall a bit of Three Mile Pilot or Black Heart Procession, but nevermind those comparisons. The rhythm section plows right through any chance of being a normal indie band. The keys and guitar meander and toss melodies back and forth amongst one another, while the drums and bass powerfully crush beat after beat. Ryan Hamilton's vocals are not to be forgotten, chanting and screeching in perfect pitch, while remaining in the background 'til the time is right to wallop you w/ a prancing howl.

COYOTE brings elements of sound from each member's aforementioned band to create a spiraling hum that seems most at home in a Stanley Kubrick film or an episode of The Twilight Zone (listen to the track Tea Kettle for a better idea).

To listen to COYOTE is to venture into the dark nether-regions of our universe and psyche, and "Outsides," is a celebration and homage to the band's accomplishments, past, present, and future.

Tracklist for "Outsides"
1. white fox
2. quietly
3. tea kettle
4. headlights
5. old school gratitude
6. no young man
7. airbourne
8. gala of spades
9. parlor
10. awful time

Coyote Live!
Nov 23rd @ Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia w/ Mountain High
Dec 7th @ The Cake-Shop in NYC w/ Mountain High

For more information, visit:
www.myspace.com/coyotetheband
www.hotdogcityrecords.com

The Hedrons

Scottish Punk Band The Hedrons Runaway Stateside This Month For Select West Coast Club Dates AS SPECIAL GUESTS OF Social Distortion

Hollywood, CA - Indie rock band The Hedrons return to the West coast at the end of November for a string of headlining gigs, intermixed with sold-out dates with Social Distortion and Guttermouth (see below for dates/locations). Just one week prior, the all-female punk outfit will be guests of the seminal punk band, Sex Pistols at the SECC Arena in their native Glasgow, Scotland. Sure...it's Ladies First, but The Hedrons are anything but dainty - packing more ferocious power chords under their skirts than their brethren beneath their kilts.

With heatseeking drummer Soup pacing the tempo, dueling guitarists Rosie and Tippi driving the melody, Gill's bass work binds the sound weighty enough to support Tippi's nihilistic vocals and Mean Girls confident lyrics. Deemed "unashamedly authentic four-piece female rock and rollers" (London's Daily Telegraph),who "simultaneously channel the rebellious rage of the Runaways and the charming edge of Veruca Salt," according to Spin Magazine, The Hedrons create music for rock fans that live by the mantra doubling as the title of the band's debut - "One More Won't Kill Us".

The new concert dates will be the last chance for audiences around the world to see The Hedrons' aggressive and relentless live show in 2007, before the girls return to the studio to work on their follow-up album. With over 150 gigs throughout North America and Europe, including performances at the SXSW festival in Austin, TX and T In the Park festival in Kinross, Scotland, to say The Hedrons played the world this year would be an understatement. The group's west coast tour dates are as follows:

Date Venue City

November
21 House Of Blues (with Social Distortion) Anaheim, CA
23 House Of Blues (with Social Distortion) Los Angeles, CA
24 Canes (with Guttermouth) San Diego, CA
28 San Diego Beauty Bar San Diego, CA
29 Spaceland Los Angeles, CA
30 House of Blues (with Social Distortion) Las Vegas, NV

December
1 Las Vegas Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV

www.thehedrons.com
www.myspace.com/thehedrons

AMERICA’S LARGEST 21+ NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION ‘GIANT MAXIMUS’ RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES MONDAY, DECEMBER 31

TIESTO, ROGER SANCHEZ, MSTRKRFT, KASKADE, Z-TRIP AND MORE
CONFIRMED TO RING IN 2008

GIANT’s New Years Eve events have always featured the world’s top talent and this year’s celebration is no exception as Los Angeles’ premier party promoter rolls out GIANT MAXIMUS yet again to ring in 2008. With an expected attendance of over 10,000 party revelers, the massive fete will return to heart of downtown Los Angeles under three massive climate-controlled big tops. Each of the three arenas, strategically positioned for sound isolation, will feature custom stages for one of the biggest NYE line-ups in the world, including lengthy sets by the best in international DJ talent including Tiësto (4-hour set), Roger Sanchez, MSTRKRFT, Kaskade, Robbie Rivera and Z-Trip, along with LA Riots and Lazaro Casanova and more.

The common courtyard between the mega-structures will feature GIANT’s famous giant Ferris wheel, massive bars, food concessions and classic carnival midway. Discount hotel packages will be offered for the 2000+ deluxe rooms at four luxury hotels within three blocks of the event. Centered within the high rise Financial District of downtown Los Angeles over a 7-acre lot at 836 Francisco Street (8th and Figueroa) with adjacent parking for over 5000 cars, the giant MAXIMUS New Year's Eve Celebration will be convenient, covered and colossal.

Tickets are available now starting at $80 through www.giantclub.com. VIP tickets are also available for $155 pre-sale and include a private express entrance, access to the MAXIMUS VIP Lounge and premium open bar all night, plus other magnificent perks.

www.giantclub.com

BURNSIDE PROJECT

Digitally Re-Releases Self-Titled Debut
Remixes Radiohead's Cover of Björk to Acclaim

Known for their seamless melding of indie rock musicianship with a beat-heavy electronic pulse, BURNSIDE PROJECT have digitally re-released their out-of-print self-titled debut on Fraga Music. With five added bonus tracks, the album has been remixed and remastered for a digital release and is available on iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody and the Other Music website.

Vocalist Richard Jankovich's underground alterego, Pocket, quietly released a remix of Radiohead's cover of Björk's "Unravel", which has already been hailed by both Stereogum ("We've always been fans but this is the deepest Pocket's gone yet. Outstanding" ) and Pitchfork ("chops up Yorke's vocal, adding squishy synths and introduces Radiohead to Björk herself"). His Pocket remixes of Antony & the Johnsons, Of Montreal, Catpower and Mendoza Line, have created quite a substantial underground buzz. "Unravel (Pocket Mix)" can be found at his website, www.music-by-pocket.com.

TRACKLISTING for Burnside Project
1) Telling
2) Apathy
3) On The Issues
4) Cleveland
5) Drainage
6) Hybrid
7) Wait
8) Sing With Me
9) Anywhere
10) Blowfish
11) Steven

Bonus Tracks:
12) Gravity Song (Original By Grant)
13) Starfire (Original By Low)
14) Scratch Goes The D.J.
15) If I Think Of Love (Original By Lisa Germano)
16) I Do Believe You're Blushing (Original By Unrest)
17) Audio Liner Notes

Richard Jankovich began modestly as a one-man band with a pocketful of talented and willing collaborators. BURNSIDE PROJECT emerged organically from these sessions, fueled by Jankovich's inate knack for merging strong melodies with indie guitar hooks, manipulated sounds and electronics. His unique sonic blend and cinematically-inspired arrangements were heralded by the press right out of the gate.

Jankovich's melting pot approach charts diverse music landscapes: from the drum n' bass-driven "Blowfish," to the poetic indie dirge "Drainage," to the slo-core meets trip hop of "Wait." Songs like the opening track "Telling," in which old school hiphop beats propel catchy "la-la-las" over jangly guitars, or the melodic storytelling of "Sing With Me" are more then mere hints of catchy pop sensibilities. They are the foundation for Jankovich's multi-faceted approach to music and production, paving the way for Burnside Project's critically-acclaimed 2003 release, The Networks, The Circuits, The Streams, The Harmonies, featuring the hit "Cue the Pulse to Begin," best known as the Queer As Folk theme song.

Seven years later, this album still steers indie pop in fresh directions. The bedroom electronic recording lends an intimate and visceral quality. It's a vital glimpse of the band's earliest stage and a must-have for any fan.

http://www.burnsidemusic.com
http://www.music-by-pocket.com

Kate Nash 'Made of Bricks' set for US release

A lovable 20 year old got rejected from acting school, fell down the stairs, broke her foot and wrote an album. That album, ‘Made of Bricks’, found its way into our ears in much the same way, minus the acting school and breaking of bones. That is to say, we heard Kate Nash on a chance trip to Latitude festival in Suffolk this Summer and haven’t been able to get her relatable lyrics and hooky musical sensibilities out of our heads since.

‘Made of Bricks’, produced by Paul Epworth (Muse, The Kills, Tom Vek, Babyshambles, Bloc Party) is set for release in the States on January 8th, 2008 via Geffen. Subsequent U.S. shows are in the works for January as well with details to be announced shortly.

For a look at Foundations, visit: http://youtube.com/watch?v=s__49viExxI

More Nash at www.myspace.com/katenashmusic
& www.katenash.co.uk

SHARPENING OUR SENSE OF SOUND, THE SAW DOCTORS

ARE SCHEDULED TO STOP AT THE ROYAL OAK MUSIC THEATRE
SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2008!


ROYAL OAK- AEG Live presents Ireland’s famous folk rock band, The Saw Doctors at the Royal Oak Music Theatre Sunday, March 9, 2008. Tickets will go on sale Friday, November 30th at 10am.

Named after the itinerant craftsmen who once traveled from sawmill to sawmill sharpening and repairing saws, The Saw Doctors came together in a small town in the west of Ireland to bring you Ireland’s biggest selling single of all time, I Useta Lover. Dominating the charts and even outselling bands including U2 and Sinead O’Connor.

After many years and their chart topping album If This Is Rock’n’Roll I Want My Old Job Back, which reached platinum status 10 times, their new album That Takes the Biscuit is scheduled to hit stores November 30, 2007. Their newest album by Shamtown Records will include recordings of the Bebo Song and She’s Got It, in addition to early demos from the late eighties including songs such as Ways of the World and more.

For more information on The Saw Doctors visit http://sawdoctors.com/.

The Saw Doctors will arrive at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on March 9, 2008. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 30th at 10am. General Admission tickets are available for $20.00, reserved are $27.50.Tickets can be purchased at the Royal Oak Music Theatre Box Office, all Tickets.com outlets, tickets.com, AEGLIVE.com or charge by phone at 800.919.6272.

For more information visit www.romtlive.com or call 248.399.2980

Gil Mantera’s Party Dream Announces Winter Tour/ Live DVD Live Video Archive Volume 1 out in Time for Christmas

NYC Knitting Factory Nov 30th & December 1st

Click Here To Watch Video for “Elmo’s Wish”
http://www.partydream.com/file/partydream.mov

Check out these two guys, Ultimate Donny and Gil Mantera. They’re from Youngstown, Ohio. They’re brothers. They’re blonde, handsome, and strapping. They play rock-style music mixed with alternative-style. They’re Gil Mantera’s Party Dream.

The duo started rocking shows back and forth between the Youngstown and Columbus, Ohio scenes back in 2000, sharing stages with a variety of bands of different genres and dominating all. On the strength of their incredible live show and two self-released CD’s, they grew to own a solid fan-base in every nook and cranny of the state of Ohio (which, believe it or not, is no easy goddamned task) and soon thereafter most of the Midwest.

By 2004, The Party Dream’s storm had expanded to envelop most of the Northeast and even parts of the South. All the while honing their craft, their stage-presence and songwriting abilities had grown to monstrous proportions, thus generating interest from tastemakers, labels, and a whole bunch of other pretentious wing-dangs. Despite the influx of attention, the boys held fast and maintained course until the right men for the job approached them. Which brings us to Bloodsongs in 2006.

wed, nov 28 | bug jar | rochester, ny
thur, nov 29 | great scott | boston, ma
fri, nov 30 | knitting factory | new york, ny
sat, dec 1 | knitting factory | new york, ny
sun, dec 2 | north star bar | philadelphia, pa
mon, dec 3 | talking head | baltimore, md
tue, dec 4 | the red and the black | washingtong, d.c.
wed, dec 5 | local 506 | chapel hill, nc
thu, dec 6 | milestone | charlotte, nc
fri, dec 7 | club tsi | jacksonville, fl
sat, dec 8 | crowbar | tampa, fl
sun, dec 9 | backbooth | orlando, fl
tue, dec 11 | drunken unicorn | atlanta, ga
wed, dec 12 | bottle tree | birmingham, al
fri, dec 14 | proletariat | houston, tx
sat, dec 15 | beauty bar | austin, tx
sun, dec 16 | hailey's | denton, tx
mon, dec 17 | hi-tone | memphis, tn
tue, dec 18 | southgate house | newport, ky
wed, dec 19 | empty bottle | chicago, il
thur, dec 20 | annabell's | akron, oh
fri, dec 21 | frankie's | toledo, oh
sat, dec 22 | beachland ballroom | cleveland, oh

SEDUCE IN THE CITY

WRIF AND EMERALD THEATRE PRESENT SEDUCE

Mt. Clemens, MI-Nov. 19, 2007- Detroit has been called many things; Motown, Motor city and Hockey Town. But let’s not forget another claim to fame, Detroit Rock City. Many great musical talents have come from the area, including Seduce. Seduce instantly had Detroit rocking in the 80’s. The band will once again captivate the audience of the Emerald Theatre in Mt. Clemens on Wednesday Dec. 5, 2007, with special guest Proper Villians. The doors for this 18 and over concert will open at 7 p.m.

In the early 1980’s Mark Andrews (bass, vocals) David Black (guitar) and Chuck Burns (drums) formed a rock band unlike any other in Detroit at the time. They called themselves Seduce, and they immediately lived up to their name as they stunned and captivated the motor city. Any crowd became instantly enthralled with the bands’ creative live performances. When Seduce stepped onto a stage, their energy could be felt before they played a single note. Once the band began, the excitement of the room quickly heightened and when the show ended, the crowd always wanted more. Seduce produced a look and a sound that Metro Detroit had never seen or imagined. They were the first band in Detroit to consistently draw over 1,000 people on two consecutive nights playing original music.

After releasing their first independent self-titled album in 1985, the band grew to an even higher level of popularity. They were signed to IRS, which was a national record label at that time. They released their second album in 1987 titled Too Much Ain’t Enough. The song “Crash Landing” was heard from coast to coast and Seduce became Nationally recognized for their unique look and sound. The band as well as their song, “Colleen” was also featured in the movie The Decline of Western Civilization Part II.

After reuniting on the stage of the Emerald Theatre in 2002, the original band members will rock Bath City all over again. Seduce along with special guest, Proper Villians, will perform Wednesday Dec. 5, 2007. Doors open at 7 p.m. for this 18 and over show. Tickets are now available at all Ticketmaster outlets and are $15.00.

The Emerald Theatre is located at 31 North Walnut in downtown Mt. Clemens. For more information or for interviews, please call (586) 913-1920 or visit www.emeraldtheatre.com.

ON FEBRUARY 19, METAL BLADE RECORDING ARTISTS 3 ARE SET TO RELEASE THEIR SOPHOMORE MASTERPIECE “THE END IS BEGUN” WITH BONUS TRACK AND BONUS DVD

Woodstock, NY’s progressive rock geniuses 3, proudly announce their highly acclaimed sophomore release, The End is Begun, will be re-released as a digipak on February 19, 2008. The audio CD will feature the 13 previously released explosive, mind boggling tracks as well as a bonus track; 3’s spin on the classic Pink Floyd song, “See Emily Play”…which will be track #14 on the audio disc. The bonus DVD will feature live performances of the songs: ‘Monster’, ‘Bramfatura’ and ‘Amaze Disgrace’ (all songs from the band’s previous Metal Blade records release, Wake Pig) from the Metal Blade 25th Anniversary show from Worcester, Massachusetts. Production videos of the songs, ‘All that Remains’ and ‘Alien Angel’ will also be included on the bonus DVD.

3 will partake in the ‘Progressive Nation’ tour featuring progressive rock legends, Dream Theater; Sweden’s finest death metallers in Opeth; as well as acclaimed metal act Between the Buried and Me. Dates for the tour will be announced shortly and will be just in time after the February 19, 2008 release of The End is Begun digipak.

OUTBURN MAGAZINE says 3 “…bear[s] the mark of a truly talented band, [and] has once again pushed the boundaries to exciting new places…” with The End is Begun.

www.myspace.com/3

CONSCIOUS ALLIANCE HOSTS THE REBEL ALLIANCE JAM IX AND HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

DECEMBER 8TH, 2007 AT THE FOX THEATRE IN BOULDER, COLORADO

CONSCIOUS ALLIANCE "YOUTH AGAINST HUNGER" VOLUNTEERS RECENTLY RETURNED FROM THE FIRST EVER PROJECT

THE ORGANIZATION HAS ALSO AND WRAPPED-UP THEIR ANNUAL
TURKEY N’ TRIMMINGS HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

LOOK FOR CONSCIOUS ALLIANCE AT SELECT EVENTS THIS WINTER

Today, Conscious Alliance is excited to announce their Rebel Alliance Jam IX and Toy Drive at the Fox Theatre on December 8th. The annual holiday benefit event will support the children of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. All patrons who donate one unwrapped toy (of at least a $10.00 value) or $10.00 will receive a limited edition poster by artist Will Ruocco http://www.willruocco.com/.

The Rebel Alliance Jam is a Conscious Alliance tradition that features a rotating line up of exceptional musicians, who come together in oftentimes rare colloborations to support the initiatives of Conscious Alliance. This year, MOCAPAY and KCUV 102.3 (Denver) will host the Rebel Alliance Jam IX, taking place December 8th, 2007 at Boulder, Colorado’s Fox Theatre. Rebel Alliance Jam IX will feature Kyle Hollingsworth (The String Cheese Incident), Fareed Haque (Garaj Mahal), Dave Watts & Dominic Lali (The Motet), Alex Botwin & Lane Shaw (Pnuma Trio), Danny Sears & Zivanai Masango (Chris Berry & Panjea Allstars), Jamie Janover (Zilla) and very special guests still to be announced.

Show details are as follows:
Rebel Alliance Jam IX and Toy Drive
Saturday, December 8th @ 8:30 pm (Doors @ 8:00 pm)
Fox Theatre
1135 13th Street, Boulder
Tickets $18.00, $13.00 with MOCAPAY at Albums on the Hill / Ages 21+ Welcome
For more information please visit www.foxtheatre.com

All tickets purchased using MOCAPAY as a payment method receive a $5.00 discount. To learn more about MOCAPAY and to sign up, please visit http://www.mocapay.com/.

Tune into KCUV online at http://www.kcuvradio.com/.

Already this holiday season, Conscious Alliance delivered donations collected during their 4th Annual Turkey n’ Trimmings holiday food drive. This year, the organization collected upwards of 2,500 holiday turkey boxes and have also expanded outreach to include additional communities in South Dakota and Montana, and in New Mexico and Louisiana as well. In 2006, Conscious Alliance distributed approximately 1,000 holiday turkey boxes to people in need in South Dakota and Montana.

Conscious Alliance’s Youth Against Hunger project (YAH) offers exciting alternative service-learning experiences for college students during their fall/spring breaks. YAH synthesizes service learning by combining education and hands-on service. The inaugural YAH trip took place October 21-26, 2007, with students from Warren Wilson College (Asheville, NC) participating. YAH students learned about hunger related issues, as well as Lakota culture, by providing compassionate cross-cultural community service on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. While on the reservation, students lodged with community leaders Floyd and Natalie Hand, as they sorted and distributed food to community members in need, aided with home repairs for Lakota families, participated in educational sessions with Lakota elders, and communicated with Pine Ridge college students and peers about current cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues. Conscious Alliance’s YAH provides students with the knowledge and support they need to return to their respective communities and, using the skills they have acquired, create positive change in their local communities. The next YAH trip will take place in spring 2008. For more information on Conscious Alliance and YAH, and upcoming service learning opportunities, please visit http://www.consciousalliance.org/projects.yah.htm.

Conscious Alliance December Food Drive events include:

November 31-December 01 Catalyst Santa Cruz CA STS9
December 08 Fox Theatre Boulder CO Rebel Alliance Jam IX
December 28-December 31 Tabernacle Atlanta GA STS9
December 29-December 31 Fillmore Denver CO Yonder Mountain String Band

In addition, a Mimi Fishman Foundation Auction http://www.mimifishman.org/auctions/

Conscious Alliance is a Partner of America’s Second Harvest http://www.secondharvest.org/.

For more information on Conscious Alliance please visit www.consciousalliance.org.

Punk Rock Coming To Take Over a City Near You!

NOFX WSG/ No Use for a Name and The Flatliners
Live at the Royal Oak Music Theatre
Thursday March 6, 2008!


Royal Oak- AEG Live presents NOFX, wsg/ No Use for a Name and The Flatliners. This will prove to be punk rock at its finest, coming to the Royal Oak Music Theatre on March 6th, 2008. Tickets will go on sale Friday, November 23rd at 10am.

NOFX started back in the winter of 1983 when the band members were only 16 years old. The members of NOFX began writing songs and playing shows in Hollywood and about a year later started touring. Soon they began recording songs and in the year 1989 they hit their big break when Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion heard their song, “S&M Airlines.” They were then signed to Epitaph Records, releasing their first full length album of the same name. From then on NOFX built a reputation of becoming a premier stable of punk revival artists. The band consistently pushed the boundaries of anti-commercial extreme; exemplified by their 1992 album White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean’s accompanying single "Please Play This Song on the Radio," which lured radio programmers with its tight melody, but ends with a stream of obscenities. Fast forward to today – NOFX is set to release their newest album “They’ve Actually Gotten Worse Live” on November 20, 2007. After 15 world tours under their belt and 10 full length albums, NOFX has proven that they’re here to stay.

With the added bonus of hardcore punk legends No Use for a Name, and 1997’s breakout punk revivalists, The Flatliners, this will be a history making event for punk enthusiasts across the country.

For more information on NOFX visit www.nofx.org.
For more information on the Flatliners visit http://theflatliners.com/thegreatawake
For more information on No Use for a Name visit http://www.nouse4aname.com/

NOFX wsg/ No Use for a Name and The Flatliners will arrive at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on March 6, 2008. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 23 at 10am. General Admission tickets are available for $21.00 in advance and $23.00 the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased at the Royal Oak Music Theatre Box Office, all Tickets.com outlets, tickets.com, AEGLIVE.com or charge by phone at 800.919.6272.

For more information visit www.royaloakmusictheatre.com or call 248.399.2980

Swedish Disco Princess Sally Shapiro and Disco Romance Nominated For Two Plug Awards!

Electronic/Dance Album of the Year and Female Artist of the Year

Italo disco Swedish pop princess Sally Shapiro has been nominated for two PLUG Awards - one for Electronic/Dance Album of the Year and one for Female Artist of the Year! The PLUG Awards look back on 2007 to find the best artists in independent music. From now to February 8, 2008, you can cast your vote on the PLUG website. The PLUG Cartel, a group of artists, journalists, label employees, and other music industry insiders, pick the nominees. The winners are completely decided by the voters and will be announced at the PLUG Awards Ceremony and Concert on March 6, 2008 at Terminal 5 in New York City.

www.plugawards.com/general_vote.php

Bodog Music's Newly Signed Bands Join Forces for a One Night Benefit Concert in Springfield, MA

Bodog Music's Newly Signed Bands Join Forces for a One Night Benefit Concert in Springfield, MA
Proceeds to Benefit Operation Ward 57 and
Wounded Soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Washington, DC - Hometown heroes Fear Nuttin Band and Bodog Music Battle of the Bands champions Fall From Grace, along with the BurnDown All-Stars are teaming up to bring audiences an unbelievable performance.

Fear Nuttin Band's message "Unify the Music - Unify the People" takes on a philanthropic role in this season of giving as the three bands take the stage wearing Ward 57 T-shirts in support of wounded troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center . Also, a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to the hospital. The event will reunite the three Bodog Music Battle of the Bands finalists; the top artists who were chosen from over 7,000 bands from across the country. Their journeys were featured on fuse network's reality TV series "Bodog Music Battle of the Bands," which can now be viewed online at www.bodoglife.net/tv.

WHAT: Fear Nuttin Band are headlining a hometown show, hosting a Bodog Music Battle of the Bands Reunion Concert, CD Release party and fundraiser for Operation Ward 57 to raise funds for the amputee unit (Ward 57) at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. As of Jan. 18, 2007, there were at least 500 American amputees as a result of the war in Iraq. The bands are committed to showing their support and letting their fans know how they can help America's returning wounded warriors through Operation Ward 57.

WHO: Bodog Music's Fear Nuttin Band will headline with direct support from Fall From Grace, the winner of the Bodog Music Battle of the Bands' million dollar recording contract. Philadelphia's Bodog Music Battle of the Bands winner BurnDown All-Stars will open the show with DC-based SOJA to follow.

WHERE: Hippodrome - 1700 Main Street, Springfield, MA, 413-787-0600

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 7, 2007. Doors @ 7 p.m., Show @ 8 p.m.

www.myspace.com/fallfromgracemusic
www.myspace.com/fearnuttinband
www.bodoglife.net/music
www.operationward57.org