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“HUNGER OF THE PINE”
Today alt-J release “Hunger Of The Pine,” the first song to be lifted from their forthcoming second album, This Is All Yours.

“Hunger Of The Pine” is streaming now at NPR and available at all digital retailers and streaming services. The track is also available as an instant grat to those that pre-order the new album, the highly anticipated follow-up to their million-selling Mecury Prize-winning debut record, An Awesome WaveThis Is All Yours will be released in the U.S. on September 22 via Canvasback / Infectious Music in CD, digital and double-vinyl editions.
alt-J – This Is All Yours tracklisting

Intro

Arrival In Nara

Nara

Every Other Freckle

Left Hand Free

❦Garden of England

Choice Kingdom

Hunger Of The Pine

Warm Foothills

The Gospel Of John Hurt

Pusher

Bloodflood pt.II

Leaving Nara

alt-J will begin their North American tour on October 14 at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theater. U.S. shows have sold out in Portland, Chicago, and New York and seconds shows have been added in Portland and Chicago. They have also just been announced on the lineup for the 2014 Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, CA. Tickets can be purchased via www.altjband.com.

 This Is All Yours

2014 Tour

see www.altjband.com for ticket information

alt-J European tour – September 2014

September 18 – Glasgow – Academy

September 19 – Manchester – Apollo  – SOLD OUT

September 20 – Manchester – Apollo – NEW DATE ADDED

 September 22 – Wolverhampton – Civic Hall

 September 23 – Brighton – Centre

 September 24 – London – Alexandra Palace – SOLD OUT

 September 27 – Dublin – The O2 Arena

 September 29 – Paris – Casino de Paris

alt-J North American tour – October & November 2014

October 14 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theater

October 15 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater

October 16 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom – SOLD OUT

October 17 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom – NEW DATE ADDED

October 18-19 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival

October 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater

October 21 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater

October 24 – San Diego, CA – Soma

October 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

October 28 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

October 31 – Minneapolis, MN – Myth

November 01 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre – NEW DATE ADDED

November 02 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre – SOLD OUT

November 04 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom

November 05 – Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom

November 06 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center

November 07-09 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest

November 10 – Detroit, MI – The Filllmore

November 11 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus

November 12 – Montreal, QB – Metropolis – SOLD OUT

November 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater

November 16 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater – SOLD OUT

November 18 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater

November 19 – Washington, DC – Echostage

alt-J are Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Green. They released their debut album An Awesome Wave to critical acclaim in September 2012 (May 2012 in the UK). The New York Times called the band’s sound “a handsome alloy of dry acoustic timbre and reverberant effect, suggesting a very British convergence of texture-minded electronic music and psychedelic folk.” The album won the Mercury Music Prize in November 2012 and was nominated for 3 Brit Awards in February 2013. By the end of 2012 An Awesome Wave was Bob Boilen of NPR‘s Album of the Year, iTunes Alternative Breakthrough Album of the Year and was on the top 10 lists of numerous critics, including NPR‘s Robin Hilton, The Wall Street Journal, and Billboard. It has now sold over one million copies world-wide and has been streamed more than 200 million times on Spotify.

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Riot Fest

Denver’s Riot Fest & Sideshow By-Day Band Schedule Announced
Single Day Tickets On Sale Now!
September 19-21 at May Farms in Byers, CO

(Denver, CO) – Riot Fest makes the now-annual trek to the mountains of Colorado this September to stage the fest at May Farms in Byers, Colorado (just outside Denver). This year an additional day was added, as well as more camping and a slew of diverse bands. The band schedule by day and single-day tickets are now available. Riot Fest even offers a layaway plan for folks on a budget – no fan of great music should have to miss out!

Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Primus, Slayer and NOFX headline Friday’s schedule; The Cure, Social Distortion, A Day to Remember and Descendents will close out Saturday; and The National, Rise Against, Sublime with Rome and Wu-Tang Clan will wrap up the festivities on Sunday. Full band lists for each day are below, and a 2nd wave of bands will be announced soon!

With help from promotional partners Soda Jerk Presents, Riot Fest & Sideshow will feature an expanded footprint with more carnival rides and attractions, diverse food options featuring regional offerings, and lots more camping! There will even be more bands, an additional stage, and free parking! All-in-all a more robust experience from last year’s inaugural take on Denver’s Riot Fest.

1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day passes for Denver’s fest are now available at www.ticketfly.com and lineups can be viewed at www.riotfest.org. Additionally, multi- day passes for each of the 3 fests are on sale now. As previously promised, more news and announcements are coming soon, so stay tuned!

 

Toronto’s Riot Fest & Expo (9/6-9/7) at Downsview Park

Chicago’s Riot Fest & Carnival (9/12-9/14) in Humboldt Park

Denver’s Riot Fest & Sideshow (9/19-9/21) at May Farms in Byers, CO

DENVER:
Friday, Sept. 19
Weezer * The Flaming Lips * Primus * Slayer * NOFX * Gogol Bordello * Die Antwoord * New Found Glory * Failure Buzzcocks * ALL * La Dispute * Mineral * Big Freedia * The Orwells Skaters * Nostalghia * My Body Sings Electric * Tiny Moving Parts

Saturday, Sept. 20
The Cure * Social Distortion * A Day to Remember * Descendents * Violent Femmes * Bring Me The Horizon * City and Colour * Lucero The Used * Taking Back Sunday * Clutch * Face to Face * Hot Snakes * Glassjaw * Dum Dum Girls * We Came as Romans * Larry and His Flask * I Am The Avalanche * The Bots * Plague Vendor * Pianos Become The Teeth * Red City Radio * Dads

Sunday, Sept. 21
The National * Rise Against * Sublime with Rome * Wu-Tang Clan * TV On The Radio * Dropkick Murphys * Me First and the Gimme Gimmes * Manchester Orchestra * Bouncing Souls * Bob Mould * The Expendables * 3OH!3 * Passafire * The Menzingers * The Unlikely Candidates * Radkey * Cerebral Ballzy * In the Valley Below * Wounds * Sole & DJ Pain 1

More to be announced soon!

TORONTO (Sept. 6-7):
City and Colour * Metric * The National * Billy Talent * Rise Against * The Flaming Lips * Social Distortion * Death Cab for Cutie * Death from Above 1979 * Brand New * Paul Weller * AWOLNATION * Stars * The Head and the Heart * Dropkick Murphys * Die Antwoord * Tokyo Police Club * The New Pornographers * Taking Back Sunday * Bring Me the Horizon * The Afghan Whigs * Alkaline Trio * Glassjaw * Bob Mould * Thurston Moore * Buzzcocks * Clutch * New Found Glory * Circa Survive * Manchester Orchestra * Lucero * Title Fight * Bad Suns * Citizen * Lemuria * Mounties * PUP * Nostalghia * Radkey * Rubblebucket * Pentimento * Broncho * The Hotelier * Laura Stevenson * The Beaches * Somos * Restorations * Say Yes * Seaway * Wounds * Little Big League

CHICAGO (Sept. 12-14):
The Cure * Jane’s Addiction * The National * Rise Against * Weezer * The Flaming Lips * Social Distortion * Slayer * The Offspring * Primus * Wu-Tang Clan * Descendents * Tegan and Sara * Metric * Samhain * Cheap Trick * P*ssy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina) * Patti Smith * Taking Back Sunday * Die Antwoord * City and Colour * Paul Weller * The Used * Bring Me The Horizon * NOFX * Dropkick Murphys * Gogol Bordello * Of Mice & Men * Mastodon * The Afghan Whigs * Naked Raygun * C*ck Sparrer * Dashboard Confessional * Superchunk * Billy Bragg * The Hold Steady * Blue Meanies * Lucero * New Found Glory * Saosin w/ Anthony Green * Say Anything * Mighty Mighty Bosstones * The Murder City Devils * Mudhoney * Failure * Tokyo Police Club * Hot Snakes * The Dandy Warhols * Thurston Moore * Circa Survive * The Get Up Kids * Motion City Soundtrack * Me First and the Gimme Gimmes * Streetlight Manifesto * Clutch * GWAR * Buzzcocks * Andrew W.K. * Bouncing Souls * Stiff Little Fingers * Face to Face * Kurt Vile & The Violators * Marky Ramone w/ the Bouncing Souls * Wavves * Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears * We Came As Romans * Senses Fail * The Orwells * ALL * Mineral * Title Fight * La Dispute * RX Bandits *Samiam * 7 Seconds *Anti-Flag * Only Crime * The Menzingers * The Front Bottoms * Silverstein * frnkiero and the cellabration * Emarosa * The Whigs * Citizen * The World is a Beautiful Place… * Bad Suns * Pity S*x * Lemuria * From Indian Lakes * The Pizza Underground * The Hotelier * Nostalghia * In The Valley Below * Radkey * Pianos Become The Teeth * Modern Baseball * I Am the Avalanche * Skaters * Laura Stevenson * Cerebral Ballzy * Red City Radio * PUP * Dads * Show You Suck * Lucki Eck$ * The Unlikely Candidates * Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas * My Gold Mask * The Bots * Tiny Moving Parts * Broncho * The American Scene * Baby Baby * Restorations * WOUNDS * Plague Vendor * Team Spirit * The Picturebooks * Somos * Survay Says! * Rose’s Pawn Shop * Chumped *Archie Powell & The Exports * The Crombies * Ex Friends * UR Lineup Sux Bro * Ughhh, My Parents Are Here

Toronto – http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/571321

Chicago – http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/577021

K.Flay

                                                                                                                   
K.FLAY’S ‘LIFE AS A DOG’ IS STREAMING NOW AT PANDORA
June 17, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – San Francisco based indie hip-hop artist K.Flay will release her much anticipated, homegrown new album, Life As A Dog, on Tuesday, June 24th. Today, she’s giving loyal fans an early listen with a stream of the entire record at Pandora Radio and has launched a pre-order for the new record at http://smarturl.it/kflayLAAD?IQid=pr.
Stream K.Flay’s Life As A Dog in its entirety now at http://pdora.co/1ncqRCO
K.Flay is not your typical hip-hop artist. The talented musician always had an inclination towards the craft but really only gravitated to the rhythm and the rhyme in a serious way while in college pursuing a double major at Stanford University.  It was there she released her first mixtapes which introduced her offbeat style to underground hip-hop fans around the world. Over the next several years she built a hardcore following through social media, live shows and a string of compilations, singles and EPs, including 2012’s independently released EP Eyes Shut which grabbed the attention from the likes of Billboard.comRollingStone.comVibe.com,Complex.com and Spin.com and earned her tours with acts like Passion Pit, 3Oh!3, Icona Pop and Theophilus London and spots on Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and Governor’s Ball.
Eventually K.Flay signed with RCA Records and released an EP called What If It Is in 2013. Again, national media continued to follow as she found success, but as she quickly discovered life in the majors had its ups and downs. After leaving the label in 2014, K.Flay took her career into her own hands in the true DIY spirit and launched a Pledge Music campaign for her first full-length album, Life As A Dog, which was fully funded in only six days.
Life As A Dog is a pop-infused hip-hop album built on the back of a punk rock ideology. Finding herself without a label, led her back to her musical roots inspiring a burst of creative energy and the bold confidence to try new things in the studio. Working with collaborators like Billboard (Robyn, B.o.B., Britney Spears), Justyn Pilbrow (The Neighbourhood) and Sam Spiegel (Maroon 5, N.A.S.A), K.Flay created a collection of personal songs, like “Wishing It Was You,” “Fever,” “Bad Things” and “Thicker Than Dust,” with mesmerizing beats and honest lyrics that showcase an artist that’s found her voice and isn’t afraid to step outside the lines of conventional hip-hop.
Life As A Dog Track List:
1. Everyone I Know
2. Make Me Fade
3. Can’t Sleep
4. Wishing It Was You
5. Fever
6. Bad Things
7. I’m Good
8. Turn It Around
9. Thicker Than Dust
10. Time For You
11. Get It Right
K.Flay Tour Dates (w/Vans Warped Tour):
June 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
June 18 – Mesa, AZ – Quail Run Park
June 19 – Las Vegas, NV – UNLV Intramural Fields
June 20 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
June 21 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 22 – Ventura, CA – Seaside Park
June 25 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 26 – Wheatland, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 28 – Southeast Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
June 29 – Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
July 2 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 3 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
July 4 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 6 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Concert Center
July 8 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 9 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
July 10 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
July 11 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
July 12 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater
July 13 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
July 15 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
July 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 17 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 18 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 19 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 20 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park
July 22 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 23 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
July 24 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 25 – St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park
July 26 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 27 – Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds
July 28 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 29 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fairgrounds
July 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
July 31 – Bonner Springs, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
Aug 3 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High
For More Information:

Wolf Gang

Wolf Gang’s Black River EP Out Now On Cherrytree Records
VEVO Premieres “Black River” Music Video

“A massive new sound of epic proportions…every track on the EP is

sing-along worthy” – Nylon Magzine

“Sparkling indie-pop zinging with class, energy and potential” – NME

 

Watch: “Black River” video via VEVO
Listen:  Bastille – “Bad Blood” (Wolf Gang Remix) via SoundCloud    

 

VEVO has premiered the new Wolf Gang video for “Black River.” The band said, “There is throughout the film both a dark intensity and a natural beauty that we think matches the musical and lyrical journey of the song really well; it is essentially a short Louisianan fairytale where the song’s lyrics about witnessing someone becoming lost along the way have been twisted and elaborated with a little artistic license until the Black River is very much a real place, filled with otherworldly lights and eery characters.” The Black River EP is out now on Cherrytree Records, home to breakthrough British acts like Ellie Goulding, Disclosure and La RouxNylon ran an exclusive stream of the EP and said, “the title number and thumping jam ‘Last Bayou’ really boast soundtrack status. It might be early to call, but who says that has to stop us from putting McElligott and co. into the running for songs of the summer?!” Black River will give listeners the first taste of what is to come on the band’s upcoming sophomore record out later this year. Wolf Gang are currently recording their sophomore album with British music producer Flood (U2, Nine Inch Nails, PJ Harvey). Flood just won the award for UK producer of the year at the Brit awards for his work onFoals’ album Holy Fire

Wolf Gang just completed a U.S. tour with Bastille and the band just released a remix of Bastille’s “Bad Blood.” The remix is available to post and share via SoundCloud. Wolf Gang have quickly cultivated a dedicated and avid fan base through three years of nearly non-stop live performances, including headline tours where the band sold out the historic Troubadour in Los Angeles, support slots with Coldplay, Florence + The Machine, The Killers, and The Naked And Famous, countless festival appearances (including SXSW and Coachella) and topping the bill on the influential 2011 NME Radar Tour. The live shows reveal the musicians’ interest in stylistic aesthetics as well: the band has a long-standing connection with the fashion world, and have collaborated with brands like Armani andBurberry and performed at London’s Fashion Week.
Wolf Gang initially formed as a solo project by London musician Max McElligott, but has since evolved into a full-on collaborative effort between its four members. Wolf Gang’s debut album, Suego Faults, produced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, The Flaming Lips) came out in 2011. Although those songs were a reflection of McElligott’s individual musical sensibility, as the band toured extensively on the songs, Wolf Gang transformed the songs into vibrant live collaborations, leading McElligott to officially make the band a four-piece. Inspired to work together, the musicians decamped to Berlin to write songs that fully encapsulated their live experience and contained the sort of energy the band was able to generate onstage, resulting in Black River. The songs reflect a true melding of all four musicians’ sensibilities, which is something you can hear throughout the EP. “It’s great to hear everyone’s personality and style on the record” McElligott says. “This is a real progression for us in that sense because it’s a full-bodied piece of work that reflects all our characters and emotions.”

  

Black River EP Track List:

1. Black River (stream)

2. Back To Life

3. Last Bayou

4. Black River (La’Reda Remix)

For more information:

http://wolf-gang.co.uk/all.htm

https://www.facebook.com/thisiswolfgang

https://twitter.com/wolfgang

http://bighassle.com/publicity/wolf-gang

http://www.cherrytreerecords.com/

Rebelution

“Too blessed to be stressed,” is one of many key song lyrics from Rebelution’s new album Count Me In. The California band’s fourth full-length release on its own label 87 Music, and partnering for the first time with Easy Star Records, marks its tenth year together. And while surely every band has its share of stress, Rebelution feels they have been “too blessed” to have much time to worry about it.

Said guitarist/singer Eric Rachmany about the band in its decade milestone, “we still have the same energy as we did as a young band, if not more. The more experience we had doing this, the more inspired we became.”

The songs on Count Me In show that as they combine ever-youthful energy with a mature perspective. For every hopeful “Count Me In,” there’s a worldly-wise “Counterfeit Love.” For every message of positivity, as in “More Love” (“You’re in a dream, wake up and now gear up/Come on”), there’s a look at the hard edge of history: “Invasion” recounts the plight of the oppressed as Eric sings, “No time for questions/Don’t ask for reasons/Washed of their faith/Thrown in the fire.” “Every song has a story,” the singer explains matter-of-factly. The acknowledgement of injustice that deepens some of Rebelution’s stories draws on the roots-reggae tradition that inspired the band in the first place. Indeed, their love for the inspirational roots of modern Jamaican music have culminated in a collaboration with Don Carlos himself, on the jam-anthem “Roots Reggae Music.”reb_new_press_shot-resized

The seeds of Rebelution germinated in Santa Barbara’s college town of Isla Vista in 2004. A student named Marley D. Williams had recently switched from baseball to bass guitar when, walking to choir practice one night, he heard strains of roots-reggae coming through a door. The fellow reggae enthusiast turned out to be Rachmany, a devotee of roots-reggae and dancehall, and especially the music of Don Carlos and Black Uhuru.

The nucleus of a new and innovative “California Reggae” band got rock-solid when Marley heard percussionist and drummer Wesley Finley’s impressive solos on a big African drum in a World Music class. At the same time, the bassist had befriended a local band featuring keyboardist Rory Carey, who soon became another cornerstone of the budding Rebelution.

Fate? Good luck? Some combination of forces had stirred in Isla Vista to bring these boys together. Guerilla-style cover gigs led to bigger local shows, original songs, and a homemade five-song EP that surprised everyone by becoming a radio hit in Hawaii, quickly leading to a tour there. The eye-opening thrill of headlining a show in front of 600 fans, all singing along, told the young musicians that even though they were still college kids, they were onto something big there on the Big Island.

Back home, it was time to invest in recording a full album. After a few growing pains, Courage to Grow hit the airwaves, and of course the internet – it was the heyday of Myspace, and the band took full advantage. The album’s title expressed their fearless energy, and the same kind of organic underground surge that had created their early Hawaiian fan base propelled Courage to Grow to #4 on the Billboard Reggae chart and earned it the nod as iTunes’ Editors’ Choice for Best Reggae Album of 2007.

Bright Side of Life, released on their own 87 Music label in 2009, hit #1 on the iTunes Reggae chart, and was the third most downloaded album in the U.S. in all genres while reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart and #34 on Billboard’s top 200.

As if that weren’t enough, their third LP, Peace of Mind, released in 2012 with additional acoustic and dub versions of all twelve songs, marked an even higher chart debut: #13 on the Billboard Top 200, not to mention #1 on the Reggae chart and #1 on the Independent chart – and it was the #4 iTunes album overall.

All very different, but always musical brothers, these tireless pioneers of California Reggae now play 100-120 shows a year. Tours have taken them to South America, Guam, Aruba, New Zealand and Europe. They’ve performed at Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits. They’ve headlined and sold out Red Rocks and the Santa Barbara Bowl, and done all this with no backing from any major label and very little media support.

Rebelution3_72dpiMarley explains: “Our music is meant to move people physically and mentally at the same time. When people are really dancing and really thinking, that’s a double threat.” Among other things, he adds, it evokes “It’s a ‘one love’ spirit and we’re doing it in our own style, influenced by the diversity in California and the people we were surrounded by growing up.”

Still, at heart, the story of Rebelution is a pretty easy one to understand. As the band embarks on its second decade, Eric explains, “Rebelution is a great example of four friends who got together to play music for the fun of it, and still do that today. We just play music that we really enjoy.”

REBELUTION NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

JUNE

18 Glen Allen, VA – Innsbrook Pavilion
19 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
20 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
21 Portsmouth, VA – nTelos Wireless Pavilion
22 Boonville, CA – Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
25 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
26 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
27 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
28 Cocoa, FL – Cocoa Beach Riverfront Park
29 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle

AUGUST
6 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
7 San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre
8 San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre
9 Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheatre
10 Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheatre
13 Tahoe Vista, CA – North Tahoe Regional Park
14 Las Vegas, NV – Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
15 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
16 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
17 Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheatre
19 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Amphitheatre
21 Missoula, MT – Big Sky Brewing Company
22 Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair
23 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Sevendust

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MULTI-SHOW SEVENDUST CONCERT FILM AND DOCUMENTARY STARTS PRODUCTION WITH CITY DRIVE FILMS/DC3 MUSIC GROUP

2-DVD/BLU-RAY AND CD SET COMPRISES CONCERT FILMS AND COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTARY ON ATLANTA HARD ROCKERS

Orange, CA, June 17, 2014 –The City Drive Entertainment Group has announced it has made a deal to film Atlanta-based hard rock icons Sevendust for a landmark multi-show live DVD and documentary.

Production on the feature-length documentary is set to begin immediately and take six months, and will include historical footage; footage from the band’s current “An Evening With Sevendust” acoustic tour; interviews; and cameos from Tommy Lee, Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge), Scott Phillips (Alter Bridge and also a member of Sevendust guitarist John Connolly and bassist Vince Hornsby’s band, Projected), Wolfgang Van Halen and many others. City Drive/DC3 will film the concert portion of the project in New York City. They expect to film two full-length shows back-to-back: an acoustic show followed by a plugged-in show—the band’s last plugged-in show of 2014. The band will offer tickets for both shows to fans at one price and they’re expecting a very quick sell out. Tickets will go on sale sometime in late June. On sale info will be announced soon.

The plugged-in show will showcase more firepower than Sevendust has ever deployed, with pyrotechnics, spectacular lighting, video projection and screens, and special effects. Drummer/vocalist Morgan Rose promises, “We’re going to bring on so much production, it will amaze people. We’re going to blow sh up, we’re going to have fire, we’re going to have dragons, we’re going to have fire-breathing dragons. It may be the only time fans will ever get to see us this way!”

Guitarist Clint Lowery explains, “The essence of this band is playing live and that’s what we’re finally documenting for this project. What’s unique about it is that it will share both sides of this band—the melodic and the aggressive—with our most die-hard fans. This film is a heartfelt way to show them, our children and the whole world who we were, who we became, where we are and where we’re going.”

“We’re already on the road to make this project happen,” says award-winning film director Daniel Catullo III, CEO of The City Drive Entertainment Group and DC3 Music Group, the director and producer of the project. He started shooting Sunday, June 8th at the band’s show in at the Starland Theatre in Sayreville, NJ, just across the river from New York City. “We aim to capture the band’s live essence—acoustic and plugged-in—as well as to document their long history of genre-bending innovation in the hard rock arena.”

“Fans will be part of the films, and how could they not be?” Catullo adds. “They are the heart of Sevendust’s success and literally made the band’s current album possible.” The film will feature interviews with up to 100 fans. Catullo urges fans that want to be interviewed for the film to put in their requests at Sevendust@citydrivefilms.com. City Drive/DC3 expects to release the DVD/CD project in early 2015.

Atlanta-based Sevendust, comprised of Lajon Witherspoon (vocals); Morgan Rose (drums/vocals), Clint Lowery (guitar/vocals), John Connolly (guitar/vocals) and Vince Hornsby (bass/vocals) formed in 1994 and released their first eponymous record in 1997, which was certified gold.

Sevendust released their critically acclaimed tenth (and second acoustic) album, “Time Travelers & Bonfires” on the band’s 7Bros. Records label, in conjunction with ADA Label Services, on April 15. The album of new and re-recorded acoustic material debuted at the top of Billboard’s Hard Music Albums chart. Crowdfunded with a PledgeMusic campaign, which kicked off in November, fan response was so great the band was able to start recording “Time Travelers & Bonfires” at Architekt Music in Butler, NJ—where they recorded their previous album “Black Out The Sun” album in January 2013. By the time the campaign ended, they’d reached 235% of their goal with almost 3500 pledges.

The band is currently headlining an acoustic tour, “An Evening With Sevendust,” to support the release. The tour kicked off this past April in Athens, GA and has dates booked through the end of June, with more dates to come throughout the summer.

Daniel E Catullo III has produced over 200 music videos and 150 live TV specials in his 20-year career. Catullo was an Executive Producer of the Oscar-nominated 2013 documentary THE SQUARE. That film, chronicling the uprising the toppled Mubarak regime in Egypt, then went on to win many awards at film festivals from Sundance and Toronto to Dubai and Carmel. It also won the 2013 IDA Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Catullo has won or been nominated for multiple awards including Grammy, Telly, Golden Eagle Cine, IDA, Demmy and Webby awards in his career. In addition toSevendust, Catullo has worked with recording and performing artists including: Alter Bridge; Rage Against The Machine; Godsmack; Creed; Chickenfoot; Black Eyed Peas; Guns N Roses; Slash; KISS; Rush; and many others. Catullo is also founder of former production powerhouse Coming Home Studios and the DC3 Music Group.

The City Drive Entertainment Group, Inc. is a finance, production and distribution company with offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, Sacramento and New York. City Drive specializes in documentaries and live concert DVD’s. Recent projects include Mariah Carey Live In Central Park; THE SQUARE; TED x Hollywood; andAlter Bridge Live From Milan. The company currently has a number of productions in the works including four new documentaries and several high profile music projects, including a co-production with Electus and Eminem’s Shady Films. For more information please visit www.thecitydrivegroup.com.

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Stephen Marley & Summer Sessions Tour 2014

For Immediate Release:

June 19, 2014
STEPHEN “RAGGA” MARLEY ANNOUNCES NEW U.S. FESTIVAL DATES

AND SUMMER SESSIONS 2014 TOUR WITH SLIGHTLY STOOPID

The Grammy-Winning Artist Gears Up for Upcoming Album
Revelation Part II: The Fruit Of Life Featuring Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes,
Wyclef Jean, Shaggy, Black Thought, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and more
After selling out prestigious venues on his headlining U.S. Spring 2014 tour, Stephen “Ragga” Marley will get back on the road this summer.
The eight-time Grammy winner and son of Bob Marley will join Slightly Stoopid on the Summer Sessions 2014 Tour. The 20-city amphitheater run – with NOFX, Cypress Hill and G. Love & Special Sauce on select dates – will begin July 9 in Eugene, OR and wrapAugust 16 in Boca Raton, FL.

Marley will also be hitting the festival circuit throughout the season. Before the Summer Sessions 2014 Tour, he heads to Michigan for Detroit’s 4th Fridays In The Park on June 27 and Rothbury’s Electric Forest Festival on June 28. Then he will venture to Salt Lake City for Reggae Rise Up on July 13 and the Blackwater Music Festival on August 22 in Live Oak, FL.

His son Jo Mersa, who recently dropped his brand new debut EP Comfortable, will open for Marley on the entire stretch, which spans the eastern and western regions of the United States.

While on the road, Stephen will be previewing songs from his eagerly-awaited effortRevelation Part II: The Fruit of Life and playing beloved hits from his previous albums (all of which won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album).

Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life will be released later this year on his label Ghetto Youths International (which is co-owned with his brothers Damian and Julian). Stephen “Ragga” Marley’s forthcoming album is the second installment in a two part series, following his 2012 album Revelation Part I: The Root of Life.  Whereas The Root of Lifeis a celebration and preservation of roots reggae – filled with powerful messages, enriching spirit and live instrumentation – The Fruit of Life will utilize a diversified sonic palette to express the far-reaching impact Jamaican music has had on various genres, especially hip hop. The new album features a variety of guest collaborations with Rick Ross, Dead Prez, Rakim, DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Shaggy, Black Thought (of The Roots), Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Capleton, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Ky-mani Marley, Jo Mersa and more.

LISTEN to album’s new single “Rock Stone” ft. Capleton and Sizzla (Wall Street Journal Speakeasy premiere):
https://soundcloud.com/tiffany-mea/stephen-ragga-marley-rock/s-hXHCk

LISTEN to the album track “Thorn Or A Rose” ft. Black Thought (Rolling Stone premiere):
https://soundcloud.com/revpt2/thorn-or-a-rose-ft-black/s-PH7kV

See full tour schedule below.

U.S. TOUR DATES

6/27 (Fri) in Detroit, MI @ 4th Fridays In The Park
6/28 (Sat) in Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
7/09 (Wed) in Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater (TICKETS) *
7/10 (Thu) in Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheater (TICKETS) *
7/11 (Fri) in Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewery (TICKETS) *
7/12 (Sat) in Boise, ID @ Idaho Botanical Gardens (TICKETS) *
7/13 (Sun) in Salt Lake City, UT @ Reggae Rise Up
7/16 (Wed) Las Vegas, NV – The Pool at the Cosmopolitan (TICKETS) *
7/17 (Thu) North Lake Tahoe, NV – North Lake Tahoe Regional Park (TICKETS) *
7/18 (Fri) in Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre (TICKETS) *
7/19 (Sat) in Irvine, CA @Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (TICKETS) *
7/23 (Wed) in Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater (TICKETS) *
7/25 (Fri) in Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl (TICKETS) *
7/26 (Sat) in San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater (Tickets) *
7/31 (Thu) in Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (TICKETS) *
8/03 (Sun) in Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage (TICKETS) *
8/06  (Wed) in Richmond, VA @ Heritage Amphitheater at Pocahontas State Park (TICKETS)
8/07 (Thu) in Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion (TICKETS) *
8/08 (Fri) in Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater (TICKETS) *
8/09 (Sat) in Portsmouth, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion (TICKETS) *

8/10 (Sun) in North Myrtle Beach, FL @ House of Blues *
8/14 (Thu) in Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *
8/15 (Fri) in Cocoa, FL @ Cocoa Riverfront Park  (TICKETS) *
8/16 (Sat) in Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater (TICKETS) *
8/22 (Fri) in Live Oak, FL @  Blackwater Music Festival

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