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Press Release Roundup : October 6

posted October 11th, 2017 by Carlita | Filed under: Music News, Press Release Roundup, Releases | 0

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Friday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

Loudwire Music Awards

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD will headline the LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS Los Angeles concert on Tuesday, October 24 at The Novo. Tickets for the concert are available to the public and on-sale now (here) and at http://loudwire.com/category/loudwire-music-awards.

Avenged Sevenfold–vocalist M. Shadows, guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, bassist Johnny Christ and drummer Brooks Wackerman–became one of the world’s biggest rock bands by creating a sound that broke through obstacles of language, distance and culture. They raised the stakes and standards for the genre with a string of blockbuster albums, including their 2005 platinum-selling breakthrough, City Of Evil, 2007’s platinum-selling Avenged Sevenfold and two consecutive No. 1’s on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart: 2010’s Nightmare and 2013’s Hail To The King. They’ve achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries, racked up over a billion video views and a billion-plus Spotify streams, have consistently been one of the most-played bands on rock radio for over a decade with multiple No. 1 singles, and have headlined arenas and the biggest rock festivals around the globe, amassing a diehard international fan base whose members number in the millions.

From M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, “We are excited to celebrate a night of heavy metal with all of our friends. We hope to see everyone there.”

Also added to the bill will be a special live performance by IN THIS MOMENT. Known worldwide for their dramatic live performances, In This Moment– Maria Brink (Vocals), Chris Howorth (Guitar), Travis Johnson (Bass), Randy Weitzel (Guitar) Kent Diimmel (Drums)–have received rapturous praise in a range of national outlets.

The group released their new album RITUAL this summer via Atlantic Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records. Produced by longtime collaborator and multiple GRAMMY® Award nominee Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne), with RITUAL, In This Moment pushing their inimitably dark sound forward with a provocative sense of pervading doom and metallic blues power. Highlights include a dramatic reimagination of the Phil Collins classic “In The Air Tonight” as well as “Black Wedding,” of which Brink shares the mic with legendary Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford.In This Moment made a stunning Top 10 chart debut with 2015’s acclaimed album BLACK WIDOW. The album arrived at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and at #3 on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” marking their highest chart placement to date. Furthermore, the title track off In This Moment’s 2012 album, BLOOD, has been certified gold by the RIAA and its companion music video has been viewed over 27 million times.

“We are very excited to be a part of the Loudwire Music Awards this year,” adds Maria Brink of In This Moment. “We have a big surprise in store for everyone watching! Get ready for the Black Wedding!”

Among the bands performing are ANTHRAX, HALESTORM, ICE-T’s BODYCOUNT, NOTHING MORE, STARSET and POWER TRIP, with special performances by MEGADETH’s Dave Mustaine, JUDAS PRIEST’s Rob Halford and HATEBREED’s Jamey Jasta.

In addition, BLACK SABBATH icon Tony Iommi, VAN HALEN legend Sammy Hagar and the aforementioned ROB HALFORD will receive special honors at the event, which will be hosted by WWE superstar CHRIS JERICHO. Other acts set to appear include ZAKK WYLDE, VINNIE PAUL, STEVE VAI, REX BROWN, STEEL PANTHER, DAVID ELLEFSON, JOEY JORDISON, JOHN5, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD and many more.

Just hours prior to the LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS concert will be the “Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Summit” at the GRAMMY Museum next door to The Novo. Panels will feature Rob Halford, Sammy Hagar, Rex Brown, Steve Vai, Frank Bello and more. The “Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Summit” is free and open to the public; however, seating is on a first come, first serve basis. LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS VIP ticket holders will be given priority seating at the summit. Registration on Eventbrite is required for ALL summit attendees, including LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS VIP ticket holders. To register, visit (HERE) and purchase VIP tickets (HERE)

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Press Release Roundup: September 22

posted September 27th, 2017 by Carlita | Filed under: Music News, Press Release Roundup, Releases | 0

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Friday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

Afropunk ATL

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AFROPUNK ATLANTA: THE CARNIVAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL HEADLINER MIGUEL

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY ADDED FOR SOLUTION SESSIONS

JOINING SOLANGE, WILLOW SMITH, DANNY BROWN, JAMILA WOODS AND OTHERS FOR AFROPUNK ATLANTA’S 2ND EDITION

AFROPUNK ATLANTA has announced that Miguel will be taking up headline duties for the second edition of the festival while B L A C K I E, Lonely Horse, Pay To Cum, The Txlips, Bloodplums and DJ’s Uniiqu3 and Werc crew will be joining the already stellar lineup that includes Solange, Willow Smith, Danny Brown, Flatbush Zombies, Young Fathers, Algiers, Moses Sumney, Sam Dew, Jamila Woods and many more (full lineup below). Taking place in Atlanta’s 787 Windsor, AFROPUNK presents The Carnival of Consciousness is a weekend-long retreat of music, art, salons, film, and lectures. Following in the same vein as the AFROPUNK Brooklyn, Atlanta will also be participating in this years theme WE THE PEOPLE along with many new initiatives.

The Solution Sessions – a social salon, is a unique space within the weekend’s programming that provides an opportunity to mobilize, inspire, engage, inform, and to rally some of our brightest around the importance of civic participation, diverse thinking, and encouraging attendees to envision themselves making a difference & supporting social innovations. These curated talks feature dynamic orators & personalities addressing audiences on a myriad of topics, issues, concepts, that are solution based. Solution Sessions topics will include:

WE THE PEOPLE: Decriminalizing Blackness – exploring mass incarceration, the war on drugs, criminal justice reform, profiling, civil & criminal rights and presented in partnership with the Drug Policy Alliance.

Reclaiming Our Time & Our Bodies, presented in conjunction with Planned Parenthood Federation of America, will break down the perception and stigmas tied to black women in America, to include an examination of political movements, reproductive health and rights, cultural appropriation and more.

Featured Solution Sessions speakers and panelists for the weekend include noted author, professor and former MSNBC host Melissa Harris Perry; Dorian T. Warren, political commentator and President of the Center for Community Change Action (CCCA); Paul Butler, author and Georgetown School of Law professor; Mary-Pat Hector, 20-year old Atlanta City Council candidate, National Youth Director of NAN and Founder of Just Think Twice; Matthew Kincaid, educator and founder of Overcoming Racism; Model and activist, Ebonee Davis; author and advocate for criminal justice reform, Kemba Smith Pradia and others!

One of the best things about the AFROPUNK festival are its community-driven initiatives. Activism Row is an interactive, site-specific educational installation featuring grassroots non-profits that attempt to solve urgent community problems. Activism Row’s goal is to inform youth about civic participation opportunities. This year the area is presented in partnership with AHF – AIDS Healthcare Foundation and participating organizations include Drug Policy Alliance, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Color of Change and Headcount.

While at the festival, make sure to stop into The Spinthrift Market, a showcase of the best of the AFROPUNK maker community. Vendors this year will include Limegreen Skincare, Healing Temple, BLK MKT Vintage, Afrodesiac Worldwide, Trading Races and many more. Also on site is Bites&Beats, a curated food truck rally experience for everyone from vegans to paleo’s featuring tastes from around the world.

To get tix, click http://afropunkfest.com/atlanta/tickets/

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Press Release Roundup: September 8

posted September 10th, 2017 by Carlita | Filed under: Music News, Press Release Roundup, Releases | 0

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Friday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

POP Montreal

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The festival is in a few weeks and today we are adding more than 200 bands. We are getting ready to bring the party to THE MILE END and all adjacent neighborhoods. We are adding Ty Segall solo acoustic for an intimate concert and rapper Havoc, the co-founder of legendary hip hop group Mobb Deep. We are really excited to be bringing the Seattle-based KEXP Radio to Canada for the very first time! They will be filming 12 live sessions from Breakglass Studios, featuring performances by Samito, The Luyas, Tess Roby, The Barr Brothers, and more! We’re also honoured to be partaking in the 10th anniversary celebration of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on the opening night of POP.

Speaking of celebrations, we’re highlighting Montreal’s 375th year by putting on a day of FREE events on Saturday, September 16th, as part of Sessions 375. The daytime programming will take place at POP Quarters (3450 St-Urbain) and feature music by local favourites Orkestar Kriminal, Klô Pelgag, Aba &Preach, Bonjay, Lunice and Kid Koala’s Vinyl Vaudeville. After night falls, the action will move up to the Rialto Theatre Complex (5719-5723 Ave. du Parc), where 5 venues will open their doors for a night of more FREE shows. From RZA: Live from the 36th Chamber of Shaolin, to Aldous Harding, Lido Pimienta, Laura Sauvage and Think About Life, the public will be invited to venture through the 4-floor complex, and discover new art and sounds from 7pm to 3am!

POP Quarters will also be hosting all the FREE POP Symposium talks, with festival artists such as Yves Tumor, Moor Mother, Royal Trux, William Basinski, a cooking beats workshop with Lunice, as well as panels by Women in Music Montreal and a discussion on how cultural communities can support Indigenous resurgence. The Record Fair is also moving to POP Quarters this year and will take place on the Saturday and Sunday, featuring live music, DJs and a listening lounge with complimentary Auchentoshan scotch cocktails inspired by selected festival artists.

We’re also putting on a stellar year of film programming through our Film POP segment, with a slew of International, North American, and Canadian premieres, with films programmed from festivals as varied as Cannes, Slamdance, SXSW, and CPH: DOX. The world premiere of A (Mitchell Stafiej | Canada, 2017) will open the fest, featuring an all-star cast of Montreal-based musicians, including Alex Zhang Hungtai (Love Theme, ex-Dirty Beaches, Last Lizard), Romy Lightman (Tasseomancy), Petra Glynt, Bernardino Femminielli, Caro Diaro, and Alexis O’Hara, followed by a musical performance by the bands featured in the film later that night at the Piccolo Little Burgundy (Late Night).

It will also be a big year for Art POP with over 15 events and 30 participating artists. Highlights include a video installation and performance by Maya Stovall, one of the selected artists of this year’s Whitney Biennial; an artist talk and performance by a New York artist Baseera Khan; and a Céline Bureau Artist Residency that will take over an entire floor of POP Quarters, featuring artists such as the internationally renowned sculptor Dominique Sirois and painter Peggy Kouroumalos.

To get tix, click HERE!

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The Sighs – Wait On Another Day

posted September 8th, 2017 by JasonHillenburg | Filed under: Introducing | 0

Western Massachusetts based The Sighs just released their latest CD entitled “Wait On Another Day” (2017). The Sighs are definitely a great throwback to the heydays of Rock N’ Roll. Wait On Another Day captures the energy and foundations of these particular eras, and by “these” I mean the early 60s and 90s. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, because according to our sources, most of them have been kept in an old box for quite some time. Songs such as “Lift Me Up” & “Summertime Roses” have hooky vocals, catchy, melodic beats and crunchy guitar that will make you dance, sing, and beg for more.

I get the impression it was ultimately songwriting that captured these guys hearts and imagination. The Sighs (feat Tom Borawski (drums) / Matt Cullen (lead guitar, vocals) / Robert LaRoche (lead vocals, guitar) / Tommy Pluta (bass, vocals)) does not only have great vocals, songwriting skills, but they are what I would call musical method actors. They embody their influences as any other band out there, and somehow while it sounds very familiar, it also sounds somewhat original. Track 1, “It’s Real” is indeed a festive listen. That’s apparent from the opening few tracks this is a surprisingly easy CD to just groove to and get delighted. The sharp edge collection of songs is very compatible with the persona and personality of these 4 guys which will indulge many. Personally, the “nostalgia” quality struck me as I was listening to it. Getting back to the clean comment – some listeners might think that their rock approach is a little too “clean.” I wish there were a few more hard rock pieces on the CD, and rather spread through the record instead of just locate them pretty much at the very beginning and then over at the end. My top picks are “Love From Lisa”, “Into The New Light” and “Think About Soul”. One all tracks you will hear guitar, drums, bass, and phenomenal vocals as well as decent but highly appreciated amount of soloing. As “Wait On Another Day” breathed wildly out of my speakers, it captivated me and inspired me to write down my thoughts and feelings. Feeling I had about life from day to day, from moment to moment. Perhaps this is the same approach The Sighs had when writing this CD. Yes I played it in the background while I was working out as well. This is the perfect music for these types of background activities. “Wait On Another Day” delivers several superb performances from all four members and the best songs are the ones that delve into extended play territory.

Insofar as Marketability and Radio – airplay I recommend Too Bad push “Lift Me Up” and maybe “Thinking About Soul.” The CD also allowed me to indulge into memories of my childhood when I used to listen to The Church and The Clash. The Sighs provided the escape I was looking for, while all 11 tracks washed over me. While I’m definitely pleased with the smooth, easy-to-digest sounds of this release, it’s easy to see that not everyone will be won over by it. “Wait On Another Day” by The Sighs are an impressive talented band within their own right. It’s witty, it’s gritty, it’s infectious, it’s like a powerful ecstasy – it makes you sigh.

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Ryan King

Introducing: Samantha Ronson

posted August 24th, 2017 by Brian Rutherford | Filed under: Introducing | 0

Samantha Ronson And Nicole Richie photosNow one of the biggest DJs in the world, Samantha Ronson has led a privileged life and been surrounded by music since an early age. A friendship with Lindsay Lohan saw her propelled into the public eye more than a decade ago, but just where did Samantha Ronson come from, and what is she up to now? Read more…

Press Release Roundup: August 19

posted August 23rd, 2017 by Carlita | Filed under: Music News, Press Release Roundup, Releases | 0

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Friday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

Red Bull Music Academy Fest Los Angeles

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Check out the lineup above and get more details HERE!
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Press Release Roundup: August 11

posted August 11th, 2017 by Carlita | Filed under: Music News, Press Release Roundup, Releases | 0

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Friday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

Cloak and Dagger Fest

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Peep the lineup above and to get tix, click HERE!

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Press Release Roundup: July 29

posted July 31st, 2017 by Carlita | Filed under: Music News, Press Release Roundup, Releases | 0

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Friday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

Kaaboo Fest

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KAABOO DEL MAR CULTIVATES A CURATED CULINARY AND BEVERAGE EXPERIENCE WITHIN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S PREMIER LIVE MUSIC + ART FESTIVAL

Celebrity chef and Food Network host Robert Irvine; Top Chef all-star Richard Blais; and R&B-Pop singer turned restaurateur Kelis are just a few of the featured chefs appearing at KAABOO Del Mar

In Its Third Year, KAABOO’s PALATE Programming Brings Together Culinary Talent From San Diego, Los Angeles, And Across The Country For Demos, Tastings, And More

Southern California’s premier live music and multi-sensory experience, KAABOO Del Mar, is pleased to announce its culinary and beverage programing, including PALATE, which will take place during the three-day extravaganza from September 15-17. PALATE represents the most upscale culinary environment at any music festival, where guests can sample local and regional delicacies and small-batch specialties from a variety of carefully selected culinary artisans. Gourmet delectables will go hand-in-hand with dozens of limited production wines, craft beer, and cocktails.

In addition to enjoying the culinary and craft beverage offerings, guests will be able to immerse themselves in a behind-the-scenes glimpse at some of the country’s most esteemed chef talent. While headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!nk, Muse, and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers play on the music stages, chef and cocktail talents leading the culinary stage include Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo, Robert Irvine, Richard Blais, Michael Voltaggio, and Kelis. Additional demos on the main culinary stage will include Kevin Gillespie, Julio Cabrera, and Chris Adams. The finals of the KAABOO Rock ‘N Chef Competition, presented in partnership with Chef’s Roll, will be returning to the PALATE stage following the satellite competitions held in Los Angeles and San Diego.

PALATE food vendors include: Bling Bling Dumplings; BuddhaRito; Crab Hut; Dang Brother Pizza; Davanti; La Pousserie Beignets + Coffee; Little Fatty; Mallow Mallow; Mariposa Ice Cream; Morton’s The Steakhouse; Pinpoint Café; Poseidon Del Mar; Puesto; Searsucker; So Rich! Chocolates; STK; Sweetfin Poke; The Baked Bear; The Dirty Cookie; The Oceanaire Seafood Room; Voodoo Lounge; Wicked Maine Lobster.

PALATE beverage vendors include: Angel City Brewery; Arta Tequila; Ballast Point; Bluecoat Gin; Buzzbox; Charles Smith; Clos Du Bois; Crystal Head Vodka; Dark Horse; Do Good Distillery; Double Cross Vodka; FEW Bourbon; Gran Centenario; If You See Kay Wine; Josh Cellars; La Marca Prosecco; Latitude 33; Legacy Brewing; Magic Hat; Mark West; Moet; New Amsterdam; Nomadica; ONEHOPE; Prophecy; Ravage; RumChata; Saint Archer; San Agustin Vineyards; Sapporo; Small Town Brewery; Ste. Michelle Wine Estates; Tequila Fortaleza; Uinta Brewing Co.; Wyder’s Hard Cider.

“Now in its 3rd year, KAABOO has truly found its niche in the festival world, offering the best in music, food and entertainment,” said Bryan Gordon, Founder + CEO. “Our guests have grown to expect a refined experience at each of our multi-sensory activations, so we have hand-selected our culinary and beverage partners to provide highly desirous food and beverage options, reflective of the KAABOO ethos.”
AMPLIFLY guests, (HANG FIVE and HANG TEN 3-day pass holders), will be able to get a preview of the PALATE / ARTWORK experiences at the Thursday Night AMPLIFY party featuring The Barenaked Ladies and The Dan Band. There is a limited number of 3-day HANG FIVE passes remaining.

To get tix, click HERE!

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Press Release Roundup: July 14

posted July 20th, 2017 by Carlita | Filed under: Music News, Press Release Roundup, Releases | 0

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Friday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

POP Montreal

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POP Montreal is very pleased to make a second line-up announcement in anticipation for the upcoming #SWEET16 edition of the festival. Highlights include experimental Argentinian songwriter Juana Molina, the avant-garde composer William Basinski, darling of the electro-pop underground John Maus, and one of the most devastating live performers on earth, Moor Mother, all of whom will also appear in conversation as part of the POP Symposium. Some of the newer acts not to be missed include Dirty Beaches frontman Alex Zhang Hungtai’s new project Love Theme, Polaris long lister and art pop warrior Lido Pimienta, as well Aba & Preach, the hilarious and phenomenal social commentators who have been keeping all of us Montrealers entertained and awake. Finally, hometown hero and LuckyMe recording artist Lunice will put on the party of the year and also partake in a special interactive beatmaking workshop that’s guaranteed to leave the audience inspired.

On the Art POP front, we’re thrilled to be collaborating with the Never Apart art space to present G.R.O.S.S., an all-female multimedia group show featuring artists Tricia Middleton, Nadine Faraj, Rebecca Storm and Jana Sterbak. The exhibit opens July 13th and will run throughout the festival, reveling in the guck, ooze, rot, leaks, and stray hairs and exploring the balance between revulsion and attraction.

To get tix, click HERE!

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