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Press Release Roundup: February 17

posted February 19th, 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.

Euphoria Music Fest

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6th Annual Euphoria Music & Camping Festival
April 6-9, 2017
Carson Creek Ranch, Austin, TX

Euphoria 2017 is where you will discover your new favorite artist. There’s a sound for everyone, surrounded by a welcoming community and immersive experiences to explore. In addition to an eclectic lineup, Euphoria offers camping, art, yoga, workshops, and more.

To get tix, click HERE!

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Press Release Roundup: February 3

posted February 4th, 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.

So What?! Music Fest

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Third String Festivals is proud to present the 10th Anniversary celebration of So What?! Music Festival taking place March 24th-26th in Grand Prairie, TX (just outside of Dallas, TX). To celebrate this occasion in the biggest way possible, they will be taking over multiple venues in Deep Ellum on Friday, March 24th to kick off the weekend and then bring some of the best names in the scene to AirHogs Stadium (formerly known as QuikTrip Park) on Saturday and Sunday (March 25th and 26th). Expect lots of 10 year album celebrations, including Mayday Parade’s A Lesson In Romantics, Envy on The Coast’s Lucy Gray, Forever The Sickest Kids’ Underdog Alma Mater, Four Year Strong’s Rise or Die Trying, Set Your Goals’ Mutiny, We The Kings’ We The Kings, and a special throwback performance by Never Shout Never! The Deep Ellum shows will feature intimate “secret shows” from some of the festivals headliners as well plenty of other bands!

Today So What?! Music Festival is proud to announce the FINAL round of artists including: Avion Roe, Begotten, Call Me Karizma, City Under Siege, Closure, Clover The Girl, Drake Complex, gP.(Ghost Parade), He Is We, Huey Mack, I The Victor, It Lives It Breathes,Kenny Holland, Layne, Marty Grimes, Never Shout Never, Plaid Brixx, Recent Rumors, Run2Cover, Stepdad(fla), Sunsleep, Sykes, The Browning, The Human Experiment, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, The Leader The Legend, Under Dog House, Unity-TX, Whitney Peyton, Young Lungs, Assuming We Survive, Cover Your Tracks, Eidola, Erra, Forget Conformity, HE IS LEGEND, Home Above, Icarus The Owl, Idle lives, Keep Flying, Kurt Travis, Moth Wings,My Enemies & I, Mylets, Navajo., Nominee, NORMA JEAN, Odd Folks, Phinehas, Project Icarus, Runaway Kids, Sianvar, Something More, Spite, Stolas, Sundressed, Super Whatevr, The Grindmother, The Happy Alright, The Ongoing Concept, Thirtyseven, Young Graves.

The festival recently announced: Mayday Parade, Every Time I Die, Dance Gavin Dance, We The Kings, Set Your Goals, Chon, Envy on The Coast, Four Year Strong, Forever The Sickest Kids, and The Friday Night Boys, Attila, Emmure, After The Burial, Backwordz, Capsize, Escape The Fate, Fit For an Autopsy, Invent Animate, I See Stars, Kublai Khan, Like Moths To Flames, Sworn In, The Story So Far, Backtrack, Knuckle Punk, Power Trip, Turnstile, Between California & Summer, Can’t Swim, Capstan, Drug Church, Harm’s Way, Jesus Piece, Kid Liberty, Let It Happen, Light Years, Milestones, Sleep On It.

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Press Release Roundup: January 20

posted January 25th, 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.

She Rocks Awards 2017

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THE “SHE ROCKS AWARDS” CELEBRATES 5 YEARS WITH DYNAMIC PERFORMANCES BY LITA FORD & MORE

Shirley Manson, Ronnie Spector, Esperanza Spalding and many others Celebrate Women in the Music Industry

“By not disappearing, but by thriving, that’s how you have the last word.”
– Shirley Manson at the 2017 She Rocks Awards

The She Rocks Awards delivered another stellar event on January 20th at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel during the NAMM Show, shining a spotlight on female role models in the industry and celebrating noted women from all walks of the industry. The stellar evening was live streamed on Parade magazine. The event kicked off with local talent Brandy Robinson, winner of the #SaveAGuitar contest sponsored by Breedlove. Her smoky, lush vocals and guitar stylings warmed the crowd up for what proved to be a memorable rocking evening.

The fun moved into high gear with a raucous, crowd-stomping performance by Jenna Paone, She Rocks founder Laura B. Whitmore and the killer house band, Rock Sugah, titled “I Like It Loud”! The original song by Paone and Whitmore, with guitar solos by Gretchen Menn and Nita Strauss, was a stirring declaration that girls can rock just as loud and proud as anyone on the planet.

Following that good-spirited, musical manifesto of feminine strength, were a series of soul-lifting speeches by a roster of She Rocks Awards honorees, introduced by noted presenters speaking from the heart and inspiring all in attendance. Here’s a rundown:
• Tracy Leenman, owner of Musical Innovations music retailer, Enterprise Award, presented by Rand & Cindy Cook
• Dani Markman, Director, A&R, Disney Music Group, Vision Award, presented by Christine Devine and Radio Disney DJ Lela Brown
• Charyn Harris, conductor of music programs at A Place Called Home, Motivator Award, presented by Asya Shein
• Beverly Fowler, director of artist relations and events at PRS Guitars, Spirit Award, presented by guitarist Kat Dyson
• Leanne Summers, president/CEO of LAWIM (Los Angeles Women in Music), Achiever Award, presented by Gayl Murphy
• Shirley Manson, lead singer from multi-award winning band, Garbage, Powerhouse Award, presented by journalist Brad Tolinski
• Karrie Keyes, founder of Soundgirls and sound engineer for Pearl Jam, Mad Skills Award, presented by Heather Rafter
• Monique Boyer, director, global artist relations/PRO membership at M.A.C. Cosmetics, Champion Award, presented by Samantha Maloney, drummer and Vice President of A&R for Warner Bros. Records
• Esperanza Spalding, Grammy® Award-winning bass player, singer/songwriter, Inspire Award, presented by bassist Divinity Roxx
• Rebecca Eaddy, marketing communications manager for Roland Corporation U.S., Enterprise Award, presented by Guitar Player Magazine editor, Michael Molenda
• Lisa Foxx, radio personality at My FM on the iHeartRadio network, Dreaming Out Loud Award, presented by Lisa Loeb
• Ronnie Spector, iconic artist, Legend Award, presented by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
• Sarah Command, singer/songwriter and half of The Command Sisters, Next Generation Awards, presented by She Rocks founder Laura B. Whitmore
• Lita Ford, legendary rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Icon Award, presented by Nick Bowcott of Marshall Amplification

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Press Release Roundup: January 13

posted January 18th, 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.

Rocklahoma 2017

A massive music lineup has been announced for the 11th year of Rocklahoma, presented by Bud Light, May 26, 27 & 28, 2017 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Soundgarden, Def Leppard, and The Offspring lead the music lineup for America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party, which features the best current rock artists and classic bands. The three-day camping festival features music on three stages, as well as a campground stage to keep the music going all night long. With onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages, Rocklahoma lives up to its motto of “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Rock.” In 2016, Rocklahoma had its biggest year ever, with over 70,000 fans attending the festival’s 10th year.

The current Rocklahoma band lineup is as follows: Soundgarden, Def Leppard, The Offspring, Stone Sour, Seether, Three Days Grace, The Cult, Skillet, Ratt (featuring Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, Juan Croucier and Carlos Cavazo), Jackyl, The Pretty Reckless, Pierce The Veil, Taking Back Sunday, Suicidal Tendencies, Nothing More, Buckcherry, Zakk Sabbath, Diamond Head, Fuel, Black Stone Cherry, Rival Sons, In Flames, Slaughter, Starset, Norma Jean, Fozzy, Red Sun Rising, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Wage War, Badflower, Goodbye June, DED, Royal Republic, Aeges, One Less Reason, Wildstreet, Black Tora, Lynam, Ratchet Dolls, ASKA, Moxy & The Influence, Niterain, The Tip, Diamond Lane, Nova Rex, Dead Metal Society, Deathgrip, Desire The Fire, Wild Planes, Electro_Nomicon, 3-D In Your Face, Coda Cutlass, Kore Rozzik, Retrospect All-Stars, Adakain, 5 Star Hooker, Arson City, The Chimpz, As Above So Below, Keychain, Stolen Rhodes, Nicnos, Paralandra, Hoodslide, NonHuman Era, The Mendenhall Experiment, Midnight Mob, Another Lost Year, Wild Fire, Final Drive, Sun and Flesh, BC and the Big Rig, Screaming Red Mutiny, The Adarna, Locust Grove, Skytown, Difuzer, Save the Hero, Reliance Code, Sweatin Bullets, The Normandys, Thousand Years Wide, The Fairweather, The Revolutioners and Weston Horn and the Hush.

“Every year we try to find that delicate balance of talent at Rocklahoma, and the lineup we’ve put together for 2017 will not disappoint,” commented Joe Litvag, executive producer of Rocklahoma. “Def Leppard has been on the wish list of our most loyal fans since the festival was created back in 2007, and to couple them, one of the most influential British rock bands of the last 30+ years, with Soundgarden, one of the most respected American rock bands of our generation, is really special for us. Add to the mix some of the hottest developing talent like Pierce The Veil, The Pretty Reckless, Nothing More, and Rival Sons, and I think we’ve accomplished the goal of achieving one of the most diverse festival lineups of the year anywhere. It’s going to be a really memorable weekend!”

Presale weekend tickets and layaway packages, as well as hotel, camping and VIP packages, are available for purchase HERE!.

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Press Release Roundup: January 6

posted January 9th, 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.

The BPM Fest

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The BPM Festival is proud to partner with and welcome back Be-At.TV for the fifth consecutive year as it will be bringing select parties direct from the beaches of Playa del Carmen, Mexico to global audiences. Over the course of the 10 day festival, Be-At.TV will be streaming live video and audio from 17 day and night events and broadcasting over 90 artists sets from the world’s biggest underground DJs, label showcases, party brands and next breakout stars. Worldwide dance music fans will be able to enjoy the best music and experiences live and on-demand from wherever they are in the world in High Definition and across any mobile, desktop or internet enabled TV device. Be-At.TV brings the fiesta to you! For live stream broadcast schedule, visit Be-At.TV.

This year it’ll be even easier for fans to watch their favorite artists because, in addition to streaming sets on The BPM Festival’s Facebook Live, YouTube, Daily Motion and BE-AT.TV, all artists will be broadcasting their sets to their own Facebook pages. The massive scope of this year’s distribution will ensure that music lovers all over the world who can’t physically attend will still be able to enjoy the festival’s massive 10 year anniversary.

BPM is always a big celebration and annual industry get together where DJs and artists really bring their A game. Highlights from the first weekend include the January 7th’s Mixmag Presents Ya’ah Muul party with Carl Cox (who famously closed down Space Ibiza with an historic BE-AT.TV broadcast back in summer) as well as Steve Lawler, Shaun Reeves, Acid Mondays and Victor Calderone.

The full schedule is attached but expect nothing less than the best from the likes of Solomun, The Martinez Brothers, Lee Burridge, Apollonia, Technasia, Chris Liebing, Lee Foss, Hector, Santé, Sidney Charles, De La Swing, Andrea Oliva, Carl Craig, Daniel Bell, Stacey Pullen, Kenny Larkin, Joris Voorn, Matthias Tanzmann, Davide Squillace, Richy Ahmed, wAFF, Adriatique, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Lee Foss, Kidnap Kid, Ellen Allien and many many more.

The final day will feature unforgettable closing parties from elrow and BPM’s own signature event This Is The End on January 15th with Lauren Lane, Jesse Calosso and the Lisbona Sisters.

Also returning for its fifth consecutive year, Ibiza Sonica Radio joins The BPM Festival as an official media partner with 24-hour dedicated coverage for the duration of the festival, listen at IbizaSonica.com. Live audio streaming will also be aired from select parties through Ibiza Global Radio, listen at IbizaGlobalRadio.com.

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Staff Editorial: Music Emissions’ Top Albums/EPs/Mixtapes of 2016

posted January 2nd, 2017 by Carlita | Filed under: Best Of, Staff Editorial | 0

hintergrund-tapete-20172016Reflecting back on a year with extreme highs and lows, where we spent a good part of the year mourning the loss of irreplaceable music legends, now’s the time to commend the artists that provided the few bright spots of 2016. Waiting to see if there were any last-minute surprises in December yielded some well deserved final entries. Scope the international staff multi-genre picks below!

Nick Fry

1. Sulk – “No Illusions”
2. Alcest– “Kodama”
3. Sea Pinks– “Soft Days”
4. David Bowie– “Blackstar”
5. The Fylls– “Interrupted”
6. MONEY– “Suicide Songs”
7. Sivert Hoyem – “Lioness”
8. Pity Sex-“White Hot Moon”
9. Mudcrutch– “2”
10. Sunflower Bean– “Human Ceremony”

Maddy Johnson

1. Blink-182– “California”
2. David Bowie– “Blackstar”
3. K.Flay– “Crush Me”
4. Billy Talent– “Afraid of Heights”
5. Childish Gambino– “Awaken, My Love!”
6. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds– “Skeleton Tree”
7. The Kills– “Ash & Ice”
8. Iggy Pop– “Post Pop Depression”
9. M.I.A.– “AIM”
10. Tegan and Sara– “Love You To Death”

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Press Release Roundup: December 23

posted December 23rd, 2016 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.

The BPM Fest

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The BPM Festival 2017 is proud to announce over 80 showcases and more than 460 artists for its tenth anniversary edition in Playa del Carmen, Mexico this January 6-15, 2017. The showcases are comprised of the world’s most sought-after party brands, highly respected record labels and uniquely produced signature events. From year to year, The BPM Festival continues to assert itself as the ultimate festival experience for underground dance music fans, industry professionals, and artists from around the globe.

Introducing a new signature event for its 2017 edition, The BPM Festival presents Solamente with The Martinez Brothers on January 11, 2017. Bringing back the art of DJing, where DJs performed marathon sets, The Martinez Brothers will take fans on a musical journey from open to close. This first annual Solamente event will see the New York duo as the only artist billed for the night, giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their true DJing mastery and musical programming behind the decks for an 8+ hour set.

For official set times, festival map, late-breaking news and pop-up parties — download the official The BPM Festival Mobile App, now available for iPhone and Android. Get the app now to receive special guest DJ announcements during the festival, plus a handy event scheduler, BPM Radio featuring exclusive DJ mixes from BPM artists, weather forecasts, and a convenient Get Tickets feature to purchase tickets to the festival.

As anticipation builds for The BPM Festival, the festival is announcing a new series of global pre-parties titled ‘Vamos A La Playa.’ Taking place during the month of December and early 2017, join The BPM Festival on dancefloors in Brazil, Canada, and the United States with performances from longtime BPM favorites – Hector and Stacey Pullen.

Select individual event tickets are now on sale with full showcase lineup announcements and other breaking news occurring daily. Be the first to know exclusive showcases and party details by following The BPM Festival’s official Snapchat account for exclusive sneak peeks at lineups, artist takeovers, and behind-the-scenes looks (add @TheBPMFestival).

The BPM Festival passes (3-day, 7-day, and 10-day) and single event tickets are on sale now while supplies last HERE!

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Introducing: Reverend Barry and Funktastic Soul featuring The Hellacious Horns

posted December 16th, 2016 by Carlita | Filed under: Editorial, Introducing | 0

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Bringing a little “Uptown Funk” to Southwestern Florida, Reverend Barry and Funktastic Soul featuring The Hellacious Horns (RBFSHH) start the party wherever they go. Merging together the missing pieces to the puzzle in 2013, in an effort to pay homage to the legendary funk bands Earth, Wind and Fire and Tower of Power, “Reverend Barry” Nicholson, band leader, lead vocals and bassist assembled the winning team featuring a power-packed horn section. While initially not an easy road to finance what it takes practically to put together an eight-piece band, their established and local loyal fanbase reps full force, selling out shows.

Rev Barry – Funktastic Soul and the Hellacious Horns from Curt Bowen on Vimeo.

Although clearly inspired by the 70’s and 80’s funk and soul greats that came before them like James Brown, Zapp, Stevie Wonder and The Commodores, RBFSHH can also rock hard as you can hear on tracks like “You Better Know” on their latest effort ‘SxyGdLuv’. It’s almost impossible to stay seated as your body instinctively wants to dance on hot songs like “Play By The Rules” and “Say You Love Me”. After one listen of the album, it’s easy to hear the “tight, funky horns, and other classic funk elements like Talkbox, Moog bass, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, clean guitar and slap bass” bandleader Barry highlights, that make the songs stay in the groove and never let go. As Montana reared producer (who interestingly once helped his dad as a child birth a llama) and jack of many trades musician Chet Gass adds, they took care to include tracks that are “well-written with catchy melodies and hooks” and it shows.

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Press Release Roundup: December 9

posted December 9th, 2016 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.

Buku 2017

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Peep the initial Buku lineup!

To get tix, click HERE!

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