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Feb
09

Katsy Redstar Artist

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Experience a new degree of acoustic relaxation!

10 songs of very mellow songwriter tunes, played on acoustic guitar with awesome melodic background. Katsy Redstar is perfect for your dusk till dawn highway-drive.

…Katsy makes young and old people enthusiastic with his voice. The audience is positive surprised. Because the music from Katsy Redstar sounds different than a lot of his songwriter pals…‘ Quote about Katsy’s first CD form Mannheimer Citymagazine “Maier”, September 2009


Katsy Redstar CD Beautiful Life, Rel.date 15.08.2010

About the Beautiful Life CD

The new Katsy Redstar CD ‘Beautiful Life’ contains a wonderful mix of 10 mellow- relaxing songwriter tunes. Modern Americana/Alt.Country meets European Singer/Songwriter style. Steel-string acoustic guitar are in the foreground. Katsy is supported on guitar by Marc Dehnke (Solara, Radiodick) and Olli Seuser (Move On). Harmony and background vocals are added by Tanja Wingerter (Radio DJane) and Alex Goeppert (Rip Torn). Beautiful Life, which is Katsy’s second CD, is produced without any commercial sponsor at Landlord Landliebe Studios in Heidelberg, Germany.


Katsy Redstar is supporting HelpCharity with 20% donation from each Beautiful Life CD sale. HelpCharity is an organization that pay attention to the needs of handicapped children in America and Germany. www.myspace.com/helpcharity


About Katsy Redstar
Katsy Redstar was born and raised in Cologne, Germany. He has spent years of his life traveling all over North America visiting important music spots in Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans.
Originally Katsy learned to play Spanish Flamenco guitar during the 80ties and did joint concerts and television broadcasts together with his guitar-master Armin Backer, e.g. on SWF TV.

During the 90ties, Katsy played electric guitar for semi-professional independent and alternative rock bands, like In Fear Of Fear, Tusk, Granny Smith and Rip Torn. Starting in 2004 Katsy turned back to acoustic guitar and introspective songwriter music. Initially influenced by classic country and songwriter stuff, like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, Katsy was fascinated by the alternative country & songwriter music movement. He would see himself influenced by Larry Jon Wilson, David Allen Coe, Guy Clark, Towns van Zandt and Steve Earle.

Today Katsy lives in Hoffenheim, Germany, with his wife Suse, his two kids Elvis & Merlin and Gati the cat.  Watch for an exclusive interview in the future.

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Feb
07

TIMES OF GRACE ANNOUNCE TOURING LINE-UP

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TIMES OF GRACE

ANNOUNCE TOURING LINEUP

New York, NY: Times of Grace are excited to announce that they have solidified the touring lineup for their forthcoming debut tour this February. The core of the band is Jesse Leach on vocals and Adam Dutkiewicz on guitars/vocals, and they will be supported by guitarist Joel Stroetzel, bassist Daniel Struble and drummer Dan Gluszak.

Stroetzel is a familiar name to Times of Grace fans, as he is also guitarist for Killswitch Engage, alongside Adam D., and is an original member who played with Leach while he was singing in KsE. Stroetzel’s involvement in Times of Grace was a happy accident,  as he assisted his former and current bandmates when they recorded acoustic performances for iTunes and SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal late last year. Times of Grace were on the hunt for a live guitarist and Stroetzel just clicked, so he decided to once again pitch in for his friends and act as their touring guitarist.  Struble is the former singer of Five Pointe O, a long ago labelmate of KsE, while Gluszak is the former drummer of Envy on the Coast.

“I am honored to work with such quality people and solid musicians and I can already see the synergy developing and it is very exciting. I truly feel blessed,” Leach said about the touring lineup.

Times of Grace will embark on their first tour on February 1st in Baltimore and wrap on February 27th in Boston. The band’s tour itinerary is as follows.

Feb. 01 Baltimore, MD  @ The Quarter

Feb.02 Atlanta, GA @ the Masquerade (downstairs)

Feb. 04 Dallas, TX @ The Door
Feb. 05 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Feb. 07 Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile
Feb. 08 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Feb. 09 San Francisco, CA@ Bottom of the Hill
Feb. 11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb. 12 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Ballroom
Feb. 14 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Grand Room
Feb. 15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Feb. 17 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
Feb. 18 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Feb. 19 Detroit, MI @ Eagle Theater
Feb. 20 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

Feb. 21 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Feb. 22 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

Feb. 24 West Chester, PA @ The Note
Feb. 25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Feb. 26 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Feb. 27 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

Please visit www.timesofgraceband.com for more information.

Below is a sampling of what the press is saying about Times of Grace’s universally praised The Hymn of a Broken Man, which came out last Tuesday.

“Emotionally raw vocals, melodic guitar solos, thundering drums and everything else you’d expect from these guys…so purist it’s almost retro.” –Alternative Press

The Hymn of a Broken Man could very well be a touchstone for metal’s evolution. From the pointed explorations of darkness to the incendiary metallic incisions, The Hymn of a  Broken Man has all the trappings of a classic metal album…Times of Grace are the future. Let the new age begin.” –ARTISTdirect.com (5 out of 5 stars)

“An album that combines raging Killswitch-style metalcore with more melody and atmospheric moments.” –Guitar World

“It is unequivocally one of the finest records you’ll hear this year….a truly stunning achievement.” –Outburn (10 out of 10 rating)

“It’s a heavy and eclectic record that augments Dutkiewicz’s signature metalcore with atmospheric hard rock and moody pop.” –Revolver

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Feb
07

ALLFLAWS unveil two new releases

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ALLFLAWS unveil two new releases

Alternative Bristol music act Allflaws have just released a brooding new single called Amrak and a somewhat creepy and psychedelic spoken word video called Acid Face.The single Amrak is another deep and layered composition of industrial, electronica, trip hop and rap. Intelligently combining Gabriel Curran’s edgy and evocative vocals with the dark and experimental Allflaws production. The spoken word video Acid Face is an unsettling but intriguing audio and visual experience that artistically evokes feelings of paranoia, anxiety and dystopia. The Acid Face video is created by the talented UK filmmaker and Allflaws VJ Swankoid.

You can check out the new single Amrak and the new spoken word video Acid Face at these links below:

www.allflaws.com
www.myspace.com/allflaws

For Allflaws Wikipedia information visit:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allflaws

About Allflaws:
Vocalist and producer Gabriel Curran formed Allflaws in Bristol in the early days of
2004, looking to bridge the void between the hip hop, industrial, dance and rock scenes.
The Allflaws entity has produced two progressive studio albums to date, (These Walls Are Lies 2007/8) and (Black Box Here After 2009/10). Both these eclectic releases have
helped to propel Allflaws onto the UK underground scene with much attention being on
Curran’s conscious and poetic vocal style.

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Feb
07

Belle Brigade Announce Spring Tour Dates

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The Belle Brigade Announce Spring Tour Dates

Supporting Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

and G. Love and Special Sauce

Los Angeles-Based Sibling Duo Are Touring in Support of Their Upcoming Self-Titled Debut Album, Due April 19th on Reprise Records

“Losers” Will Be Available From All Digital Retailers Beginning February 1st

BURBANK, CA–(Marketwire – January 31, 2011) – Fresh off their well-attended month-long residency at Club Spaceland in Silverlake, Los Angeles band The Belle Brigade, fronted by siblings Barbara and Ethan Gruska, will hit the road for a series of spring U.S. tour dates in support of their upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released by Reprise Records on April 19th, 2011. The band’s single “Losers” will be available from all digital retailers beginning February 1st.

The duo, backed by their talented band (bassist Keith Karmen, keyboardist Aaron Arntz, electric guitarist Harlan Silverman, and drummer Mike Green), will open four shows for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in February and March, followed by a series of dates opening for G. Love and Special Sauce in April. Please see below for all confirmed dates. The band will also perform at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, TX, March 16th through the 19th.

Inspired by Barbara and Ethan’s love for Fleetwood Mac, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, and Stevie Wonder, The Belle Brigade’s debut album is chock-full of artfully arranged, freewheeling songs brimming with breezy, California melodies and bracing pop harmonies, fueled by the driving rhythms Barbara plays on drums. A longtime fixture on the Los Angeles music scene, Barbara is a sought-after live drummer who toured with Inara George and Jenny Lewis, among others, before she picked up a guitar and formed the band with her singer-songwriter younger brother Ethan two years ago. Raised in a musical family (their father is songwriter/composer Jay Gruska and their maternal grandfather is renowned film composer John Williams), Barbara and Ethan have a strong familial chemistry, which, along with their obvious songwriting gifts, has resulted in one of the most thrilling debut albums of the year.

The Belle Brigade have recently attracted notable critical praise for their live shows, as well as the first two songs released off the album, “Sweet Louise,” (available here: http://sweetlouise.thebellebrigade.com/), which was a Top Tune on KCRW’s website on January 24th, and “Losers,” which is available as a 7″ vinyl single here: http://www.becausesoundmatters.com/product/losers-7-vinyl. They were also featured as one of the Los Angeles Times‘ “Faces to Watch” picks for 2011. Times critic Ann Powers raved: “The Belle Brigade, Barbara Gruska’s band with kid brother Ethan, shows off her big memorable voice and considerable charisma within songs that gleam with hooks and pour over with earnest emotion. … Its misfits anthem ‘Losers’ could be a Top 10 hit.”

Check out video clips for the “Losers” 7″-single here:

Losers (A-Side): http://www.youtube.com/bsmvids#p/u/1/xEgfdW3lQgI
My Old Home (B-Side): http://www.youtube.com/bsmvids#p/u/0/UMFQstemc7w

The Belle Brigade’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

02/04 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre*
03/09 New York, NY Irving Plaza*
03/10 New York, NY Irving Plaza*
03/11 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts*
04/07 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theater**
04/08 San Diego, CA House of Blues**
04/09 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues**
04/10 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore**
04/14 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s**
04/15 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst**
04/21 Bend, OR Domino Room**
04/22 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory**
04/23 Boise, ID Knitting Factory**
04/26 Fargo, ND The Venue**
04/27 Duluth, MN Clyde Iron Works**
04/28 Madison, WI The Majestic**
04/29 St. Louis, MO The Pageant**
04/30 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue**

*denotes show with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
**denotes show with G. Love and Special Sauce

For more about The Belle Brigade, visit:

http://www.thebellebrigade.com/
www.myspace.com/thebellebrigade
http://twitter.com/thebellebrigade
http://www.facebook.com/TheBelleBrigade

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Feb
07

Biffy Clyro Nominated for Brits and NME Awards

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Biffy Clyro Nominated for Brits and NME Awards

After Ten Years, Scottish Trio Are an Overnight Sensation

Storming Stateside February 10th With Headlining Tour, Second Tour With Cage The Elephant to Follow This Spring

“Serious Contenders for the Title of Greatest Band in Britain” – NME

BURBANK, CA–(Marketwire – February 1, 2011) – Breakthrough band Biffy Clyro has been nominated for three UK music awards. The Scottish trio was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group, alongside The xx, Gorillaz, Mumford & Sons and Take That. Biffy also received nods from the Shockwave NME Awards for Best Live Band and Best British Group, alongside Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian and Foals.

These nominations add to Biffy’s already lengthy list of accolades. Their fifth studio release, the Garth Richardson-produced Only Revolutions, has spawned three Top Ten singles in the UK and is well on its way to being certified double-platinum there. Only Revolutions was nominated for the coveted 2010 Mercury Prize and their single “Captain” won Best Video at both the Kerrang! and NME Awards in 2010.

Only Revolutions has also received substantial critical acclaim in the UK. The Sunday Times, Kerrang and Q each gave it four stars, Esquire labeled it “a blistering triumph” and the NME declared that the release “springs the band instantly level with the greatest rock acts in the world.”

Vocalist/guitarist Simon Neil, bassist James Johnston and drummer Ben Johnston formed Biffy Clyro in 1995 and quickly began honing their unique sound, a mind-boggling mix of off-kilter tempos, itchy, unpredictable guitars, soulful choruses and feral screams. Relentless touring built a dedicated army of followers and turned Biffy Clyro into one of the most celebrated live bands in the UK — they’ve shared the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Linkin Park, filled Wembley Arena on a recent headlining run and became the first band ever to play in the Houses of Parliament.

On February 10th Biffy Clyro will be arriving in America for a headlining tour. The month-long string of dates kicks off in Washington, DC and brings them to New York’s Gramercy Theater February 12th and Los Angeles’ Troubadour March 1st. Biffy will also be supporting Cage The Elephant on several dates of their upcoming US tour, beginning March 31st in Cincinnati, OH.

Biffy Clyro US tour dates are below. For more information please visit www.biffyclyro.com

Headline dates:
2/10 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
2/11 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
2/12 – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
2/13 – TT The Bear’s – Cambridge, MA
2/15 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QB
2/16 – Garrison – Toronto, ON
2/18 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
2/19 – Double Door – Chicago, IL
2/20 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
2/25 – Venue – Vancouver, BC
2/26 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
2/28 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
3/1 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

Cage The Elephant Dates:
3/31 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
4/01 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
4/02 – Rhythm and Brews – Chattanooga, TN
4/04 – Valarium – Knoxville, TN
4/06 – Revolution Music Room – Little Rock, AK
4/08 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AK
4/09 – Blue Note – Columbia, MO

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Feb
07

AUGUSTANA GEAR UP TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED NEW ALBUM

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AUGUSTANA GEAR UP

TO RELEASE

SELF-TITLED NEW ALBUM ON APRIL 26TH, 2011

FIRST SINGLE, “STEAL YOUR HEART,” GOES TO RADIO FEBRUARY 14TH

February 1, 2011 — Los Angeles, CA — Augustana will release their eagerly awaited self-titled third album for Epic Records on April 26th, 2011. The first single from the album, “Steal Your Heart,” will go to radio on February 14th. The band, which is fronted by vocalist/lyricist Daniel Layus, recorded the album in Los Angeles with Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Jacquire King, who is known for his work with Kings of Leon and Norah Jones, among others.

“The creative and musical progression of this record feels like the most true expression of who this band is in its most basic form,” said Layus.  “We worked really hard to bring the sound to a new frontier, but not so far that it lost that sense of organic sensibility.”

The album delivers on the emotionally resonant, rootsy pop/rock that Augustana have become known for since launching themselves onto the scene with their major-label debut, 2005’s All The Stars and Boulevards. The album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. It also spawned two Top 40 hits, “Stars and Boulevards” and “Boston,” which was certified digital platinum. The band’s follow-up, 2008’s Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt spawned the singles “Sweet and Low,” and “I Still Ain’t Over You.”

Augustana is vocalist Dan Layus, guitarist Chris Sachtleben, bassist Jared Palomar, and drummer Justin South.

The track-listing for Augustana is as follows:

1. Steal Your Heart
2. Wrong Side Of Love
3. On The Other Side
4. Counting Stars
5. Borrowed Time
6. Shot In The Dark
7. Someone’s Baby Now
8. Hurricane
9. Just Stay Here Tonight
10. It Only Means I Love You (You Were Made For Me)

http://www.myspace.com/augustana

www.augustanamusic.com

www.twitter.com/augustanatour

www.facebook.com/augustana

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Feb
07

JASON REEVES TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE, “STICKS & STONES,”

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JASON REEVES TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE,

“STICKS & STONES,”

HROUGH ALL DIGITAL RETAILERS ON FEBRUARY 15TH

SONG WILL PREMIERE ON AOL’S POPEATER

TRACK IS THE FIRST RADIO SINGLE FROM PLATINUM-SONGWRITER’S UPCOMING NEW ALBUM THE LOVESICK, DUE THIS SUMMER FROM WARNER BROS. RECORDS

February 2, 2011 — Burbank, CA — Singer-songwriter Jason Reeves will premiere his new single, “Sticks & Stones,” on AOL’s PopEater [www.popeater.com]. The track, which will be available for purchase from all digital retailers on February 15th, is taken from Reeves’ upcoming new album, The Lovesick, which is due for release this summer on Warner Bros. Records.

Jason wrote “Sticks & Stones” with Danelle Leverett (the JaneDear Girls) and Jordan Lawhead. “It’s a twisted take on a classic children’s rhyme,” Reeves says. “It’s strength and defiance in the face of a lover’s disintegration. It’s armor for a fragile heart and an anthem for the breaking unbroken.”

The Lovesick was produced by Adam Smith and features Reeves’ songwriting collaborations with Kara DioGuardi, who, as WBR’s Senior Vice President of A&R, signed Reeves to the label, and Reeves’ frequent collaborator, singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat. Reeves co-wrote 10 tracks on Caillat’s platinum debut album Coco, including the smash hit singles “Bubbly” and “Realize,” as well as 10 tracks on the deluxe edition of her album Breakthrough.

Of another track on The Lovesick, “Helium Hearts,” Billboard noted that it “is nicely designed to make girls swoon and solidly position Reeves as a solo artist.” The magazine also raved that Reeves’ “melodic voice carries a hint of Bob Dylan.”

The 26-year-old Iowa City native has toured for the past few years in support of his debut album, The Magnificent Adventures of Heartache (and Other Frightening Tales, which was released by Warner Bros. Records after selling briskly as an independent release in 2007 through Reeves’ MySpace page. The album’s hook-filled songs of love, hope, heartbreak, and renewal, matched with Reeves’ engaging tenor voice, led iTunes to name Reeves one of the Top Indie Singer-Songwriters of 2007.

Reeves will perform three shows in February, at The Hub in Cedar Falls, IA, on the 17th, at The Maintenance Shop in Ames, IA, on the 18th, and at Space in Evanston, IL, on the 19th, followed by a radio promo tour in March with dates to be announced.

For more about Jason Reeves, please visit www.jason-reeves.com or www.myspace.com/jasonreeves.

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07

NEVER SHOUT NEVER GIVE AWAY FREE DIGITAL EP TO FANS

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NEVER SHOUT NEVER

GIVE AWAY FREE DIGITAL EP TO FANS WHO PURCHASE AN ITEM FROM BAND’S WEBSTORE DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY

THE LOVE (LIVE) EP FEATURES THREE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED LIVE VERSIONS OF SONGS FROM BAND’S TWO ALBUMS WHAT IS LOVE? AND HARMONY

Burbank, CA – Never Shout Never has announced that it will give away a free three-song digital EP to anyone who purchases an item from the band’s webstore (http://www.nevershoutnever.com/store), including CD and vinyl versions of NSN’s two albums What Is Love? and Harmony. This offer begins on February 1st at 1 a.m. PST and ends February 28th at midnight. The EP will be delivered beginning February 14th.

The Love (Live) EP features previously unreleased live versions of “Love Is Our Weapon” and “I Love You 5” from What Is Love? and “I Love You More Than You Will Ever Know” from Harmony. Never Shout Never, fronted by 19-year-old singer-songwriter Christofer Drew, has been on tour in support of Harmony, which debuted at No. 4 on the Digital Albums chart and No. 14 on Billboard‘s Top 200 Albums chart after its August 2010 release by Loveway/Sire Records.

Produced by Butch Vig (Green Day, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins), Harmony is the follow-up to Never Shout Never’s critically heralded debut What Is Love?, which bowed at No. 24 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart,  No. 2 on both the Alternative and Rock charts, No. 6 on the Digital Album chart, and No. 11 on the Internet album chart upon its release in January. Rolling Stone has praised Drew’s “airy, heartbroken acoustic tunes” and called him “a hero for a new generation of emo kids.”

Never Shout Never will tour The Philippines, Australia, and Europe this spring, including making several appearances at the 2011 Soundwave Festival in Australia.

www.nevershoutnever.com

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Feb
07

MIDWEST MUSIC FOUNDATION PRESENTS MID COAST TAKEOVER EVENT

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About Midwest Music Foundation: Founded in 2008, MMF is a non-profit dedicated to supporting
the music community in Kansas City and throughout the Midwest. More information can be found
online regarding services and programing at www.midwestmusicfound.org
For more information please visit: www.midcoasttakeover.com
February 1, 2011
The Midwest Music Foundation, in conjunction with The Record Bar, The Riot Room,
PopWreckoning, The Record Machine, and Crosstown Station are proud to present the Officially
Unofficial South By Southwest MidCoast Takeover, March 18th and 19th, 2pm-2am, at The Liberty,
1618 E. 6th Street in Austin, Texas showcasing over 30 acts from Kansas City and the region for two
days of music, mayhem, and general debauchery.
In its second year, The MidCoast Takeover, will bring the amazing talent of artists from Kansas City
and throughout the region to a more prominent place on the national stage by setting up shop in the
middle of the mother of all music festivals, South By Southwest.
Featuring KC favorites The Roman Numerals, Soft Reeds, and Approach, Lawrence’s indie darlings
Appleseed Cast, rangy Midwest troubadours Ha Ha Tonka, plus a host of others, sponsored by
Boulevard Brewing Company, this years festivities promise a definitive Midwestern flavored musical
throw down. For a full schedule and list of bands please visit www.midcoasttakeover.com
The Midwest Music Foundation is proud to support the DIY spirit of Kansas City’s intrepid and
inspired music community. Up from the gut, out from the middle, MidCoast is the sound of the heart
of American music.


When: Friday, March 18, 2011, 2pm to 2am
Saturday, March 19, 2011 2pm to 2am
What: A two day showcase of the best of the Midwest

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Feb
07

Decaydance/SIRE Records Artist The Ready Set Scores First Platinum-Certified Digital Single With “Love Like Woe”

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Decaydance/SIRE Records Artist The Ready Set

Scores First Platinum-Certified Digital Single With

“Love Like Woe”

First Ever Headlining Tour Presented by Glamour Kills Kicks Off This Month

BURBANK, CA–(Marketwire – February 3, 2011) – The digital version of “Love Like Woe,” the first single from Decaydance/SIRE Records artist THE READY SET has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The JR Rotem-produced “Love Like Woe,” off The Ready Set’s debut EP I’m Alive I’m Dreaming, made a splash on radio and sales charts across the country. The track hit #15 on the Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart, #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and #18 on the Digital Songs Chart.

To support the success of “Love Like Woe,” The Ready Set has announced his first ever headline tour. The nationwide run, presented by Glamour Kills, kicks off February 23rd in Indianapolis, IN and runs through April 9th in Ft. Wayne, IN. Joining The Ready Set will be Allstar Weekend, We Are The In Crowd and The Downtown Fiction. Several dates on the tour are already sold out and many more have been upped to larger venues to accommodate The Ready Set’s rapidly growing fanbase.

The Ready Set is 21 year-old Indiana-born drummer, singer, songwriter and keyboardist Jordan Witzigreuter, who creates infectious, danceable pop designed for fun. I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming is the first release from the joint venture between Sire Records and Pete Wentz’s Decaydance Records.

In addition to being a fan-favorite, I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming has received strong critical support. AOL praised its “irresistible hooks” Seventeen called it “ground-breaking…infectious” and USA Today recently selected The Ready Set for their coveted “On the Verge” series. MTV has also been an early supporter of The Ready Set. Witzigreuter spent the summer on the MTV VMA tour with Never Shout Never, performed live on the finale of the TJ competition and was selected for MTV’s coveted “PUSH” & “POSTED” artist programs. The video for fan-favorite “More Than Alive” premiered during primetime as a part of MTV’s “premiere week” alongside Bruno Mars, B.O.B. and My Chemical Romance. This marks one of the first times MTV has premiered a developing artist during primetime.

Visit www.thereadyset.com or www.theglamourkillstour.ning.com for more info on The Ready Set’s headlining tour.

The Ready Set headlining tour dates:

2/23 – Emerson Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
2/24 – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights
2/25 – Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
2/26 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
2/27 – Xtreme Wheels – Buffalo, NY
3/01 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
3/02 – Showcase Live – Foxborough, MA
3/03 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
3/04 – Starlite Ballroom – Philadelphia, PA
3/05 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
3/06 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
3/08 – Greene Street Club – Greensboro, NC
3/09 – Rocketown – Nashville, TN
3/10 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/11 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
3/12 – Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
3/13 – The Social – Orlando, FL
3/15 – Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
3/16 – Las Palmas Race Park – Mission, TX
3/17 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
3/18 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
3/20 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
3/22 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ
3/23 – Soma Sidestage – San Diego, CA
3/24 – The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
3/25 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
3/26 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
3/27 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
3/29 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
3/31 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
4/01 – Miami Dade County Fair – Miami, FL
4/02 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
4/03 – People’s Court – Des Moines, IA
4/05 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
4/06 – The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
4/07 – Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
4/08 – The Loft – Madison, WI
4/09 – Broadripple – Fort Wayne, IN

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Feb
07

DEVO CONFIRM MORE CONCERT DATES FOR MARCH 2011 TOUR

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DEVO CONFIRM MORE CONCERT DATES

FOR MARCH 2011 TOUR

NEW MERCH AVAILABLE IN DEVO STORE NOW

February 3, 2011 — (Burbank, CA) — DEVO have confirmed additional dates to their upcoming tour which begins in March. Bob 1, who had sustained a serious hand injury some months ago, has healed nicely according to his doctors and is looking forward to the shows.  “Thanks for all the cards and gifts, but cash would be better!” – Bob 1

After a particularly great year for DEVO filled with overwhelming support from fans and critics for both the new live concert experience and their first studio album in two decades, SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY, DEVO are ready to get back to work:

“Combining the punk funk fury of Devo’s earliest recordings with synth-pop, this ninth disc is frantic and wall-to-wall catchy. Devo have held onto their core belief: If you want to be subversive, be utterly, unrelentingly pop.”  — Rolling Stone

As previously reported, tickets previously purchased for the November dates will be honored for these rescheduled shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Solana Beach.

The complete list of confirmed dates is as follows:

Tue       Mar 15              Moore Theater               Seattle, WA

Wed     Mar 16              Crystal Ballroom            Portland, OR

Fri        Mar 18              Warfield Theater            San Francisco, CA

Sat       Mar 19              Club Nokia                    Los Angeles, CA

Sun      Mar 20              Belly Up Tavern             Solana Beach, CA

Fri        Mar 25              Warehouse Live Houston, TX

Sun      Mar 27              Austin City Limits Live   Austin, TX

More dates to be confirmed shortly…

Once again, let us please direct your attention to www.clubdevo.com to view and ponder just how wonderful you’ll look at the shows in some pretty fantastic and extremely stylish DEVO-wear and accessories. You’ll be the fashion envy of Spuds everywhere. Why wait? Operators are standing by. You’ll notice a $5 off selected tee sale going on right now. Open the link to the sale here: SALE:

Uncontrollable Urge T-shirt

Now on Sale!

Original Price $19.99  New Price $14.99

DEVO in Energy Domes on front – illustrated by Scrojo.
Club DEVO bomb logo in yellow on back. Printed on royal blue tee.

Blue Double DEVO Jrs T-shirt

Now On Sale!
Original Price $19.99 New Price $14.99

It’s a Wiggly World in this Double-Devo tee inspired by the female form

Split The Atom T-Shirt

Now on Sale
Original Price $19.99 New Price $14.99

Classic DEVO mantra “Duty Now For The Future” paired with fresh full-color graphics for a new era. Genetic mishap… Devolved comrade…or both? Either way, we’re all Devo.

DEVO Valentines Day tees are here:

I HEART DEVO Jrs Black T-Shirt

Show your Ton ‘o Luv for the De-Evolution Band with this “I (heart) DEVO” tee
Women’s fit

I HEART DEVO White Jrs T-Shirt

Show your Ton ‘o Luv for the De-Evolution Band with this “I (heart) DEVO” tee
Women’s fit

I HEART DEVO T-Shirt

Show your Ton ‘o Luv for the De-Evolution Band with this “I (heart) DEVO” tee

Unisex fit

Energy Dome  DJ  Headphones (Freedom Of Choice category):

DEVO’s iconic Energy Domes have been integrated into the design of these exquisite retro DEVO Headphones…made to channel a mix of quality audio & hearty orgone energy to your head. Tech Info: Speaker Diameter: 50MM / Magnet Type: NdFeB / Impedence: 32ohm / Frequency: 18-20,000 hz / Max Input power: 100mW / Cable Type: OFC m / Cord Length: 1.2M / Plug type: Gold plated.

Blue Energy Dome Earbuds (Something For Everybody category):
Official DEVO in-ear buds…featuring the Something For Everybody, blue, Energy Dome logos on each. Tech Info: Driver 10mm / Impedance 16 ohm / Freq 20 to 20K Hz / Cord Length 1.2 meters / Plug Material Gold Plated / Compatible with all iPods, iPhones, and MP3 players.

Exciting, isn’t it? You know what to do and so do we. DEVO is looking forward to seeing you all on tour soon.

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Feb
07

DEFTONES ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR

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DEFTONES ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR

This spring, DEFTONES will embark on their first official headlining tour since the release of their sixth studio album, DIAMOND EYES, last May. The tour will begin on April 14th in Seattle, WA, and will finish up on June 13th in San Francisco, CA. Confirmed dates are listed below. The Dillinger Escape Plan will support on all dates.

The tour follows on the heels of a very successful 2010, which included numerous highlights: October’s  BLACKDIAMONDSKYE trek, in which the band shared the stage with Alice In Chains and Mastodon; incendiary headline shows and festival appearances across Europe, the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand on Big Day Out; and cinematically striking video clips for “Rocket Skates,” “Diamond Eyes,” “Sextape,” and “You’ve Seen the Butcher” that visually complement each song. DIAMOND EYES graced several critics/readers “Best Of”/”Top 10 of 2010” lists including MySpace, AOL Noisecreep, Alternative Press, MOG, and Drowned In Sound, among others. DIAMOND EYES was also named iTunes’ “Rock Album of the Year,” as well as KERRANG!’s 2010 Album of the Year. It’s no surprise the critics continue to pay their respects:

“Hard rock thrives on conflict and chaos, and no band has found more beauty and soaring aggression within those ingredients than Deftones.” — Los Angeles Times

“’Diamond Eyes’ is its own maniacal animal…this is the loudest, most metallic Deftones release to date.” — AOL/Noisecreep

“The Deftones are pioneers for their slant on heavy-meets-euphoric-meets-slow-meets-beautiful, and they’ve been successful in the ability to surprise. Diamond Eyes doesn’t disappoint when it comes to strong, powerful and unexpected material.” — Filter

“They drive melodies into their songs with stunning efficiency…hooks that don’t shake easily. And Chino Moreno still manages to remain one of the most original and compelling vocalists of the last couple decades.”Decibel

2/18/11 – Honolulu, HI @ Waterfront At Aloha Tower (Tickets on-sale now: groovetickets.com)

4/14/11 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre (Tickets on-sale now: stgpresents.org & tickets.com)

4/16/11 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom (Tickets on-sale now: etix.com)

4/18/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

4/19/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)

4/21/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Postfontaine Corp (Tickets on-sale Feb 12: Smithstix.com) 

4/22/11 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)

4/25/11 – Kansas City, MO @ Harrah’s (Tickets on-sale now:  ticketmaster.com)

4/26/11 – St Louis, MO @ The Pageant (Tickets on-sale now: ticketaster.com)

4/28/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)

4/29/11 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)

4/30/11 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre (Tickets on-sale now: jamusa.com)

5/1/11 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Theatre (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)

5/3/11 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)

5/4/11 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis (Tickets on-sale now: evenko.ca)

5/5/11 – Hampton, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)

5/6/11 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s (Tickets on-sale now: lupos.com)

5/7/11 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre (Tickets on-sale now: tickets.com)

5/9/11 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues (Tickets on-sale now: livenation.com)

5/10/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)

5/11/11 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)

5/13/11 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (SOLD OUT)

5/14/11 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (SOLD OUT)

5/16/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Tickets on-sale Feb 4: sonar.thundertix.com)

5/20/11 – Jacksonville, FL @ Plush (Tickets on-sale Jan 29: ticketweb.com)

5/21/11 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live (Tickets on-sale Feb 4: ticketmaster.com)

5/22/11 – Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater (Tickets on-sale Feb 4: ticketmaster.com)

5/28/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle (Tickets on-sale Feb 4: livenation.com)

5/29/11 – Memphis, TN@ Minglewood Hall (Tickets on-sale Jan 29: minglewoodhall.com)

6/1/11 – Oklahoma, OK @ Diamond Ballroom (Tickets on-sale Jan 29: protix.com)

6/4/11 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall (Tickets on-sale Feb 4: C3concerts.com)

6/5/11 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater (Tickets on-sale Feb 18: ticketmaster.com)

6/6/11 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie (Tickets on-sale Feb 11: ticketmaster.com)

6/10/11- Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium (Tickets on-sale Feb 4: ticketmaster.com)

6/13/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre (Tickets on-sale Feb 13: ticketmaster.com)

Special pre-sale and VIP packages are available for all dates. Head to http://deftonestix.com/vip for pre-sale dates and more information.

Stay tuned to Deftones.com for more information on the tours, as well as the latest DEFTONES news.


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Feb
07

HEART ADDS NEW SHOW

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Hello Heart Mongers!

A New Show Has Been Added!

Be the first to buy your tickets to our April 7th show, An Evening With Heart, at Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater in Austin, TX. Some details for you:

  • From Tuesday (February 8, 2011) at 10AM Pacific until Thursday (February 10, 2011) at 6PM Pacific.
  • Log in to your Heart Mongers account to purchase these VIP tickets. Once you have logged in, click on Tickets on the left side of the page and you will be directed to the ticket sale.
  • YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE HEART MONGER FANCLUB TO PARTICIPATE!

More Details:

  • Tickets cost $52.50 each and include all service charges*
  • All fan club seats are located in Sections 3 and 4 Right and Left front section floor between rows A and K (in the first 10 rows)
  • There are no refunds or exchanges on ticket sales.
  • Limit 4 tickets per member.

* Please note as always with ticket sales, you will not know your exact seat location until you pick up your tickets. Tickets are not mailed in advance, but can be picked up at the will call window on show day after 4pm.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, February 12, 2011.

Thanks for supporting Heart!

-The Heart Camp

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Feb
07

ART OF DYING TOURS W STONE SOUR, THEORY OF A DEADMAN AND SKILLET

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Debut Album, Vices and Virtues, Out 3/22 on Disturbed’s Intoxication Records Imprint Through Reprise

Confirmed for First Annual Avalanche Tour with Stone Sour, Theory Of A Deadman & Skillet

First Single, “Die Trying,” Booming At Active Rock Radio. Listen Now: http://www.youtube.com/artofdyingmusic

Vancouver, Canada rock band Art Of Dying will release their debut album, Vices and Virtues, March 22nd on Disturbed’s newly minted Reprise imprint, Intoxication Records. The band is confirmed for the first annual Avalanche tour with Stone Sour, Theory Of A Deadman, Skillet and Halestorm. The tour kicks off Thursday, March 24th in Chicago. The first single, “Die Trying,” is booming at Active Rock Radio with early support coming from stations like KISW/Seattle, 89X & WRIF/Detroit, WCCC/Hartford, KQRC/Kansas City, WBUZ/Nashville, WIIL/Chicago and SiriusXM Octane among others. Stream the lyric track of “Die Trying” HERE and download their new song “Whole World’s Crazy” in exchange for a “like” on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/artofdying.

Disturbed lead singer David Draiman on the signing of Art Of Dying:

“In years of searching for a band to begin the saga at Intoxication Records, we finally found the fiercely talented boys of Art Of Dying; delivering uncompromising, harmony filled anthemic rock moments, fused with the right amount of attitude. They won over our fans time and time again, and we are betting that they will win over the world.”

So what is the ‘Art of Dying’?

It’s how you live your life, how you embrace it, and what you do with your time while you’re here. It’s your life to live, and that’s exactly what Art of Dying is doing.

Art Of Dying just re-skinned all their social networks. Check them out here:

Facebook * MySpace * Twitter * Web

Confirmed Avalanche Tour Dates:

www.AvalancheTour.com

Thur 3/24 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom

Fri 3/25 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

Sat 3/26 – St. Paul, MN@ Roy Wilkins Auditorium

Mon 3/28 – Bloomington, IL @ US Cellular Coliseum

Tue 3/29 – Fort Wayne, IN@ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Fri 4/1 – Atlanta, GA@ Masquerade Music Park

Sat 4/2 – Tampa, FL@ St. Pete Times Forum

Sun 4/3 – Ladson, SC @ Ladson Fairground

Fri 4/8 – San Antonio, TX @ Illusion Theater at Alamodome

Sat 4/9 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater

Sun 4/10 – Grand Prairie, TX@ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Tue 4/12 – Houston, TX@ Reliant Arena

Wed 4/13 – Wichita Falls, TX @ Kay Yeager Coliseum

Fri 4/15 – Belton, TX@ Bell County Expo Center

Sat 4/16 – Lubbock, TX @ LoneStar Amphitheater

Sun 4/17 – El Paso, TX@ El Paso County Coliseum

Tue 4/19 – Tulsa, OK@ Tulsa Convention Center Arena

Thur 4/21 – Park City, KS@ Hartman Arena

Fri 4/22 – Springfield, MO@ Shrine Mosque

Fri 4/29 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom

Sat 4/30 – Bangor, ME@ Bangor Waterfront

Sun 5/1 – Uncasville, CT@ Mohegan Sun Arena

Warner Bros. Records

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Feb
02

PLA MEDIA ANNOUNCES NEW CLIENTS!

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From the wilds of Alaska, Redhead Express brings outstanding entertainment and high-energy music to stages across North America. Their show features hits from the 50s and 60s, country, traditional and bluegrass music in addition to originals. Redhead Express is delighting audiences with their tight family harmonies and hard-driving instruments in their unique acoustic sound. Having captured the spotlight around the US including a run in Branson, they have become a sought after show that will be hitting a venue near you very soon. For more information, visit www.redheadexpress.com.
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