FUCK PHILADELPHIA COPS! CORRUPT ASSHOLES!

This is some video of the shit that went down at Bamboozle Festival.... according to JD Perry of Valencia:
The bands pulled their van in the back alley to load out as the usual process, the South Street bike cops came through the alley, yelling at the bands to move their vans because they were not allowed to park. The bands asked the cops if they could have a few extra minutes so they could get all their gear out.
Four tickets were written and it upset Trevor (tour manager) so he tried to contest them and was arrested for what I’m assuming to be “obstruction of justice.” As they had him in handcuffs, Chris (who sells merch on the tour) tried to come outside to contest his arrest, he was yelled at to stay inside and in discussion the police lost patience and literally beat him back inside the door, then to the ground, and arrested him for “assaulting a police office” when he did not touch them nor gave them any incentive to think they were in danger.
An office has the right to use force when he fears his own safety is in danger. A verbal argument is not justification to beat an innocent bystander with metal batons. After the cuffed him and picked him up, a large pool of blood was on the ground where his head was.

Check out Karate High School's new song!!!! HERE!

Karate High School has unveiled another new song off their forthcoming Eyeball Records debut full-length, Invaders. Check out “Punk Rock Uniform” at http://www.myspace.com/karatehighschool.



Karate High School’s Invaders hit stores May 19th. The band was also just added to the lineup for the Rockin Roots Fest at Stramler Park in Bakersfield, CA on June 7th, where they will play alongside Taking Back Sunday, Saosin, Anberlin and many more.


TAKING BACK SUNDAY’S “NEW AGAIN” IN STORES JUNE 2ND

Pre Order The Limited Edition Package Car Kit Now Exclusively at www.TakingBackSunday.com
Check Out The TBS Carfomercial
& Order Now To Receive The New Single “Sink Into Me” And An Exclusive Webisode Instantly!!

Limited Edition Package Car Kit Includes:
Digital LP on Street Date
2 B-Sides Only With This Package: “Didn’t See That Coming”
& “Catholic Knees (26th St Shakedown)”
Model Car
Autographed Booklet
152 Dice Air Freshener
Sticker Sheet
Mini Dice
2 GB Key-shaped USB
Drivers License
Limited Edition T-Shirt

Check out the TBS Carfomercial here for all the details:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6CXmpOi62s
Taking Back Sunday’s “New Again” In Stores June 2nd On Warner Brothers Records.
Pre order here: http://warnerbrosrecordsstore.com/store/order.basket.asp?mscssid=XRW1GQK7JACX8KQV2VC27GB6RFTH80GA&s=&frame=&event=scAdd&upc=TBSCARKIT&sys=WBR&msgCode=

www.takingbacksunday.com

RECENTLY COMPLETED 2009 TAKE ACTION! TOUR, PRESENTED BY F.Y.E. RAISES OVER $40,000 FOR DOSOMETHING.ORG‏

The recently wrapped, eighth annual 2009 Take Action! Tour came to a culmination after two months and 40 shows, with one last hurrah in Cincinnati, OH on April 1, 2009. The nationwide charity tour raises funds and awareness for youth involvement in charitable action, and for the second straight year Take Action has chosen not-for-profit organization DoSomething.org to benefit from the funds raised and to help spread the message of action to young people across the US and Canada.
2009 marks the first time the Take Action! Tour has ventured to Australia, with Hopeless Records’ own All Time Low and San Franciscan pop-punk/hardcore enthusiasts Set Your Goals leading the charge, while Melbourne quintet Stealing O’Neal will also be jumping on board as the national support. The Take Action! Tour supports and promotes the work of ReachOut.com, an Australian youth service dedicated to reducing youth suicide. From each ticket sold, Take Action! will donate 10% (excluding GST) to ReachOut.com to help them continue to provide young people with an anonymous and free support website which provides info and advice on issues like depression, bullying, wellbeing and relationships. Visit TakeActionTour.com for additional details.
The Impact of the 2009 Take Action! Tour:
* Over $40,000 raised for Do Something which helps young people make a positive difference in the world - based on 10% of ticket revenue, 5% of the retail price for each Take Action! Volume 8 Compilation CD sold and additional tour related fundraising
* Over 23,000 fans in 40 cities proved that the world can be made a better place one voice at a time
* Over 9,000 copies of the Take Action Volume 8 Compilation already sold
* Take Action Grants, empowered by f.y.e., MySpace Music, Myspace IMPACT and Hopeless/Sub City Records, will focus on Music Education or any other cause young people are passionate about. Stay tuned to find out more about the recipients
“This year's tour exceeded our expectations. The bands were truly engaged in the cause of young people taking action. Partnering with Sub City has been a great fundraising tool for Do Something, but more importantly, it's been a great way to spread our message of positive action to teens,"
says Do Something CMO, Aria Finger
Headlining band Cute Is What We Aim For, along with Breathe Carolina, Meg & Dia, Every Avenue and Anarbor, united fans across the U.S. and Canada in support of Do Something, an organization that gives young people the opportunity to help change the world
Based on 10% of all 2009 Take Action! Tour ticket sales, 5% of the retail price for each Take Action! Volume 8 Compilation CD sold, as well as revenue from merchandise initiatives and additional tour related fundraising, Hopeless Records and the Sub City non-profit will donate over $40,000 to Do Something.org!
Hopeless Records and Sub City would like to thank all the bands and labels involved this year that brought the message directly to fans that each one of us can take action and make the world a better place. Thank you as well to Jamie Kelsall and everyone at APA for again booking an amazing tour, and thank you to Mike Cubillos and Jose Martinez at Earshot Media for their help in promoting this great cause.

2009 Take Action! Tour Artists:
Headliner- Cute Is What We Aim For, Breathe Carolina, Meg & Dia, Every Avenue, and Anarbor

2009 Take Action! Tour Sponsors:
We were pleased to welcome F.Y.E. as the title sponsor for the 2009 Sub City Take Action! Tour

About f.y.e.
Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of entertainment software, including music, video and video games and related products. The Company operates retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, primarily under the names f.y.e. for your entertainment and Suncoast and on the web at www.fye.com, www.wherehouse.com, www.secondspin.com, www.samgoody.com and www.suncoast.com.

About MySpace Music
MySpace Music a landmark joint venture among MySpace, The EMI Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony ATV, and whose independent music distribution partners include The Orchard, IODA, Alternative Distribution Alliance, RED, Fontana, and Caroline. MySpace Music offers an ever-growing catalog of freely streamable audio and video content, user-friendly e-commerce solutions, personal music players, and user and artist playlisting. MySpace Music aims to empower major, independent, and unsigned artists to monetize their content through multiple revenue streams.by allowing the MySpace community to freely stream premium content in an ad-supported environment, purchase MP3s and ringtones, create and share playlists, and ultimately buy merchandise, concert tickets, and other digital and physical goods. MySpace Music also connects artists and fans in the offline arena through various concert series and live events including Secret Shows, MySpaceLIVE!, Transmissions, The Release, Front to Back and The List.

About MySpace IMPACT
MySpace IMPACT is a channel within MySpace designed to empower MySpace users to make a difference in the world and to enable politicians, non-profits and civic organizations to connect with the online community. In addition to features on the channel itself and products like a viral fundraising widget, MySpace IMPACT also fosters social and civic engagement among the MySpace community through original programs blending on- and off-line elements, including Impact Awards, OurPlanet, DeclareYourself, Volunteer Space, and Decision08.

About Hopeless Records and Sub City
Founded in 1993, Hopeless Records is a Southern California independent record label home to breakout artists All Time Low, There For Tomorrow, Anarbor, The Human Abstract, and many more. Throughout the 15 year history of Hopeless Records the label has released over 100 albums and launched the careers of Avenged Sevenfold, Thrice, and Melee. In 1999 Hopeless Records formally started supporting non-profit organizations under the Sub City name with charitable albums, tours, and events. Now itself a registered 501c3 non profit organization, Sub City continues this mission of raising funds and awareness for worthy causes and to date has raised over $1.8 million dollars for over 50 non-profit organizations.

Additional sponsors making a positive impact in 2009 by supporting Take Action Include: Alternative Press, PureVolume.com, AbsolutePunk.net, Live Nation, House Of Blues, Guitar Center, Epiphone, Hopeless Records, Fueled By Ramen Records, Warner Brothers Records, Rise Records, and Fearless Records. It is with the love and support of all of these organizations that Take Action is able to make a difference in the lives of young people.

2009 Take Action! Tour Charity: Charity partner DoSomething.org is a national not-for-profit that believes that young people have the power to make a difference. They inspire, empower and celebrate a generation of doers: young people who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action.


Additional Resources:
For more information please visit TakeActionTour.com or MySpace.com/TakeActionTour
Please visit...
CuteIsWhatWeAimFor.com
MegAndDia.com
MySpace.com/BreatheCarolina
MySpace.com/EveryAvenue
Anarbor.net
FYE.com
DoSomething.org
Music.MySpace.com
Impact.MySpace.com
Altpress.com
PureVolume.com
AbsolutePunk.net
Livenation.com
HOB.com
GuitarCenter.com
Epiphone.com
HopelessRecords.com
FueledByRamen.com
WarnerBrosRecords.com
RiseRecords.com
FearlessRecords.com

TAKING BACK SUNDAY TO RELEASE NEW AGAIN JUNE 2ND ON WARNER BROTHERS RECORDS

FIRST SINGLE “SINK INTO ME” AVAILABLE NOW ON ITUNES
BAND LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE WWW.TAKINGBACKSUNDAY.COM FEATURING LOADS OF COOL NEW FEATURES

Taking Back Sunday will release their long awaited new CD New Again on June 2 via Warner Brothers Records. The Long Island, NY five-piece recently launched www.TakingBackSunday.com. The new site offers fans loads of cool features. Register now to upload your own TBS photos, get access to your own blog and even get a free MP3 of the title track “New Again.”
The first single, “Sink Into Me”, is available now on iTunes. A video for the track will be released soon.
Stream “Sink Into Me” here:
Quicktime:
http://wbr.edgeboss.net/qtime/wbr/tbs/audio/takingbacksunday_sink-into-me_56.mov
http://wbr.edgeboss.net/qtime/wbr/tbs/audio/takingbacksunday_sink-into-me_128.mov
Windows:
http://wbr.edgeboss.net/wmedia/wbr/tbs/audio/takingbacksunday_sink-into-me_56.wax
http://wbr.edgeboss.net/wmedia/wbr/tbs/audio/takingbacksunday

Head over to www.myspace.com/takingbacksunday to hear the title track “New Again” in its entirety.
Be sure to catch Taking Back Sunday as one of the main headliners at Bamboozle in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday May 3rd. Visit www.takingbacksunday.com for more upcoming tour dates.

About the new record, New Again:
For Taking Back Sunday it’s more than an album title, it’s a declaration. “We kicked around a bunch of different titles, but that one always remained the top of the list, and that’s because it really does feel like a new band,” vocalist Adam Lazzara says.
Taking Back Sunday is not turning their collective back on what is already a storied past, not when their resume boasts three gold albums, two of which hit the top five (including a #2 debut for 2006’s Louder Now), extensive touring with the likes of Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, and Jimmy Eat World, as well as co-headlining the Warped package and appearing at the historic Live Earth, all in-between their own headlining gigs for 10,000 plus fans regularly, and appearing on every one of the late-night chat fests; Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, and Conan O’Brien.
Yes, it’s already an impressive run TBS has had, but the rejuvenated group is looking clearly to the here and now, for a number of reasons according to Lazzara. “Leading up to this record we took the biggest break that we’ve taken since we started touring just to kind of learn how to be people,” he says laughing. “So with that we just learned how to be friends again.”
The biggest factor in the New York quintet’s enthusiasm though is new guitarist Matt Fazzi. “Bringing Fazzi in, the excitement and the drive to get out there and play for people is just where it was with our first record; it’s like that energy, it’s like we bottled it,” Lazzara says.
Matt Rubano concurs, adding that Fazzi has stretched the band out sonically. “Matt brings an excitement and a fearlessness to working on music that really makes us feel even more so that we can do anything and call it us,” Rubano says. “Some of the songs on this record are maybe what listeners would expect to hear from us and then some songs on this record are going to be new territory for us, reaching and going forward.”
That diversity is to be expected from a group that over the last two years shared the stage with acts as wide-ranging as Kanye West, Smashing Pumpkins, Ludacris, Rage Against the Machine, STP, The Police, and Mr. Bob Dylan. From the opening title track, an anthemic rocker that recalls U2 circa Boy and October, New Again shows off the band's broad scope. Throughout the record, the band displays its expanded musical boundaries, bounding from the heavy vocal stylings on the rocking “Catholic Knees,” to the engaging pop hooks on “Summer, Man,” a song that the band’s youthful fans will definitely see themselves in as Lazzara sings, “The summer is over and I doubt I’ll be seeing you around.”
Among other highlights on the record are “Swing,” whose harder, high-octane energy mingles nicely with the song’s keyboard and guitar-laden breakdown, and “Lonely, Lonely,” which mixes huge guitars with a tinge of new wave and a rapid-fire delivery.
“Lonely, Lonely” is one of the songs Lazzara is most proud of on the record. “That song from start to finish is one of the most relentless songs we’ve written, it’s at 10 the whole entire time,” he says. “And to me it moves more like an older rock ‘n’ roll song than something more current or that we’ve even done in the past. “
It’s a tune that’s made for the stage, as is “Sink Into Me.” A drum intro leads into the frenetic, rhythmic vocals punctuated with repeated “Hey, hey, hey” a la the Ramones. Lazzara can’t wait to hear 20,000 fans scream along with that one. “It’s a really fun song to play when we rehearse it, so I can’t wait to bring that to people because we put in these gang vocal ‘Heys’ in it, which takes the energy of the song up even more,” he says. “So I’m really excited to play that for people.”
The band played some pre-release dates where they got to see firsthand the fans’ excitement over the new material. To Rubano, it was the perfect way to reintroduce the group to the hardcore TBS devotees after the three years since their last studio effort, 2006’s Louder Now. “This past December we went on a small three week tour of the United States. We finished writing and recording the record and it was time to take it to the streets,” he says. “So the fact that this first tour was small cities and cities we hadn’t been to in a while gives us the opportunity to hang around the venue, even go so far as to hang out at our merchandise table, be the ones selling t-shirts, and meeting people and taking pictures. It was the right way to start off this record, which was to re-engage the fan base on a one-to-one, very real, in-your-face basis.”
It was at an early show with Fazzi that Rubano knew without any doubt the group had found the right guy to round out their band. “When I saw Matt take the stage at the Garden, play his best, just kill it, and have the biggest smile on his face the whole time I was like, ‘This is the guy. Of course he can do this.’”
That show, where the band played with long-time friends My Chemical Romance, also proved pivotal in that it united Taking Back Sunday with New Again’s main producer, David Kahne, who TBS became fans of for his work on Paul McCartney’s recent Memory Almost Full and Sublime’s self-titled third record with “What I Got,” which Lazzara calls “a high school anthem for me.” “We met with him, we called him up, and then at first he wasn’t really sure about doing it. But then we played at Madison Square Garden, he came to the show, and right after he saw us play he called us,” Lazzara recalls.
For Lazzara, Kahne’s song-first approach, which Lazzara calls “bare bones” was a big influence. And that can be heard on one of the record’s most unique tracks, “Everything Must Go,” a mid-tempo tune that starts with slow keys before rising into big guitars, all of which provide the backdrop for some of Lazzara’s most mature lyrics to date. “Lyrically it’s real autobiographical, whereas normally I try to mask all that just so people can take whatever they want from it. But that one was one of the more straight-forward tunes on the record,” he says. It’s a song that Lazzara, now 27 and married, says reflects his own lot in life.
The band also got the chance to work with long time friend Matt Squire on the album. Adam spent time with Matt when he was producing a friend’s album and was excited to see what they could do together. “We had a demo of the song ‘Where My Mouth Is,’ with just guitar and organ that needed a set of fresh ears," he recalls. "So we headed over to Matt Squire to see if we could find a different approach altogether for the song. The end product is better than we ever imagined. It was just one of those collaborations that completely worked.” The song, destined to be one of New Again’s singles, is a gut-wrenching tale of taking responsibility for one’s own actions and showcases for Lazzara’s formidable vocal talents.
The mature themes that Taking Back Sunday are admittedly addressing could turn out to be one of the most important things about New Again -- that it shows the band in 2009. “Getting all the way to this point with a brilliant new band member and a great new friend and a record that we all are bursting for people to hear it really feels like we’ve accomplished something pretty great,” Rubano says about the new album. “It represents a year of difficulty and struggle, and at the same time, unbridled exploratory creativity. It’s been a really special and important year for us and this record certainly represents that.”


[From EARSHOT MEDIA]

ATTENTION POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK: BOYCOTT THE CHANCE/LOFT

Check out the band Before Their Eyes' blog on why you should boycott The Chance/ Loft in Poughkeepsie , New York ... whether you're going to see a show or a band playing there, cancel your plans, don't give those assholes any of your money!!!
Read about it here: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=1977157&blogId=484524748
Assholes like that are retarded and should be shot. Get over your small dicks already, they don't grow with every punch you throw.

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday April 21, 2009:

Art Brut - Art Brut vs. Satan
As Cities Burn - Hell or High Water
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - How Big Can You Get
brakesbrakesbrakes (featuring former and current member of British Sea Power, Electric Soft Parade and The Tenderfoot)- Touchdown
The Breeders - Fate to Fatal
Cage the Elephant - S/T
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Carbon Leaf - Nothing Rhymes With Woman
Chimaira - The Infection
Cryptacize - Mythomania
Cycle of Pain - S/T
Depeche Mode - Sonds of the Universe
John Dunbar - Life's Great Listeners
Earth Crisis - To The Death
Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream
Great White - Rising
The Greencards - Fascination
The High Strung - Ode to the Universe of the Dude
Inkwell - Rivers of Blood and Sadness, or Maybe Happy
Jars of Clay - The Long Fall Back to Earth
King Khan and the Shrines - What Is?!
Lacuna Coil - Shallow Life
Last Lights - No Past No Present No Future
Life In Electric - Alive Inside The LIE
Living Chivalry - The Setback
Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything To Nothing
Meg and Dia - Here, Here, and Here
My Dying Bride - For Lies I Sire
Pet Shop Boys - Yes
The Photo Atlas - To Silently Provoke The Ghost
Rick Ross - Deeper Than Rap
Asher Roth - Asleep in the Bread Isle
The Secret Handshake - My Name Up In Lights
Super Fury Animals - Dark Days/Light Years
Tinted Windows - S/T
The Urgency - S/T
We're All Broken - Blacktop Cry
Westbound Train - Come and Get It

JAPANESE ROCKERS FACT INVOLVED IN SERIOUS VAN ACCIDENT ON DAY OF ALBUM RELEASE REMAINING US AND CANADIAN TOUR DATES CANCELLED

The members of Japanese rock band FACT were involved in a serious van accident yesterday afternoon. The band had played a show in Montgomery, AL the night before and was headed to their next gig in Altoona, PA, when another vehicle crossed the median on Interstate 85 just outside of Atlanta, striking the band’s van and causing the two vehicles to collide head on. The van flipped over on its side.
Everyone survived, but singer Hiro sustained a concussion and drummer Eiji remains hospitalized with a broken arm. Tour manager John Kim was originally thought to have suffered internal injuries but turned out to be OK and was released from the hospital. The other band members suffered minor injuries.
Due to Eiji’s arm injuries, FACT will be forced to cancel the remaining dates on their North American run and will return to Japan to recuperate. There were two US shows left and a string of Canadian dates that will be rescheduled at a later date.

To read an article about the accident visit: http://www.times-herald.com/local/Five-injured-in-two-car-wreck-on-Interstate-85-715174.

FACT’s Vagrant/Maximum 10 Records debut was released yesterday.
FACT is: Takahiro (guitars, vocals), Tomohiro (bass, vocals), Eiji (drums, vocals), Hiro (lead vocals), and Kazuki (guitar, vocals)
www.myspace.com/factjapan
www.vagrant.com

Fashion Do NOTS at shows!

What NOT to rep at shows...
(Inspired by the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour!)

1. The underarms cut out of your T-shirt, exposing your training bra. ... Wait, I didn't realize this was cool because the singer of the band we all came to see does it too... RIIIIGHT. FYI ladies, he's a lot cooler than you are and he still can't pull it off.

2. Buying a band T and putting it on immediately ... This one is timeless, the same went for me in high school at shows and it goes for you now too, putting on a shirt at the same show you bought it just blends you in with the thousands of other kids who all bought that shirt and put it on immediately too! If you come to the show in that band's shirt that's one thing... but please keep it in your bag if you buy it that night!

3. More than 2 lip piercings. One is hot, two is sexy, three is a pain in the ass, and four can hit the door... heh heh heh. But seriously, you do have lips under all that metal don't you?

4. The swoop. Enough said.


5. Pants so tight we can see the veigns in your penis.


6. A jersey reppin' MOSH 00. Need I continue?

7. One studded belt is more than enough.

8. Sporting a wife beater when you clearly are one.

9. Double denim!

10. Pants so low I can spot your bush and the bugs crawling through it!

Karate High School post new track "Zombie's Everywhere"! Ch Ch Check it out.

Bay Area band Karate High School has posted a new track called “Zombies Everywhere” (off their Eyeball Records debut Invaders) on the band’s new MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/karatehighschool. Invaders will be in stores May 19th.

Pre-order the CD for $8 at: http://www.eyeballstore.com/servlet/the-226/karate-high-school-invaders/Detail.

You can read more about Invaders here: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=1574894&blogId=462128332.

Watch for tour dates to be announced shortly.


R.I.P. Kristian Dragge, brother of Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge

Sadly, the Pennywise family has suffered another loss. On Sunday, April 5, 2009, Kristian Dragge, little brother of Pennywise lead guitarist Fletcher Dragge, tragically passed away at the young age of 39. He left behind his fiancée, Cindy Linn Groeneweg, and their 1-month old baby girl, Avery Nycole Dragge, as well as his mother Karen Dragge.
The following is from older brother Fletcher Dragge:
My brother Kristian has been a member of the South Bay punk rock scene since 1980 and was at one time the guitar player in the infamous Smut Peddlers. He was a legend in the punk rock community and was well know for his hell-raising antics, along with his fierce loyalty to friends and family. He will be greatly missed by everyone. He has been a huge part of the Pennywise family since Day One.

I remember him helping me hang the carpet to soundproof the garage that we formed Pennywise in. I also remember him lugging our equipment from gig to gig, starting mosh pits, as well as the fight he got into the very first time Pennywise ever played live. It was a backyard party in Redondo Beach.

It was about four songs into the set when he was jumped by three guys. We all stopped playing, dropped our guitars and jumped in to help him, just like he would have done for any of us. That’s what Pennywise has always been about, taking care of family. That’s why we are setting up a trust fund for his month old baby girl Avery Nycole, in order to assure that she has everything she’ll ever need growing up.

Any donations at this time would be greatly appreciated. There is no amount too small, anything will help. Thanks to everyone for the outpouring of love and support in this time of need, it has been overwhelming.
KRISTIAN YOU WILL BE FOREVER MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN R.I.P.
Love your brother Fletcher.....Jim, Byron, and Randy.

The charity on behalf of Avery Nycole Dragge will be set up shortly in her name. More details to come.

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday April 14th, 2009:

After The Fall - Fort Orange
As I Lay Dying - This is Who We Are
The Boy Least Likely To - The Law Of The Playground
Bullet Treatment - Designated Vol. 1
The Color Fred - The Intervention EP
Death Cab For Cutie - The Open Door EP
FACT - FACT
Fastball - Little White Lies
Jah Cure - The Universal Cure
The Last Vegas - Whatever Gets You Off
The Life and Times - Tragic Boogie
Ida Maria - Fortress Round My Heart
Metric - Fantasies
Papercuts - You Can Have What You Want
Pomegranates - Everybody Come Outside
Silversun Pickups - Swoon
So Sush - S/T
This Fair City - Broken Surfaces
Bernie Williams (Boo Yankees!) - Moving Forward

BROKEN HORSE’ ART EXHIBIT .. MAY 1-3 AT THE FORMER HAMILTON SAVINGS AND LOAN BANK IN BROOKLYN, NY



Renowned stencil artist Logan Hicks, who has been busy stenciling his way around the world for the past 10 years, will be teaming up with the two-man painting team known as Broken Crow for the Broken Horse exhibit running May 1 – 3 at the former Hamilton Savings and Loan Bank in Brooklyn, NY (498 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231).
Known for his meticulous, multi-layered stencils, Hicks’ work captures the sensory overload with which a city can inundate a person. His art captures the sprawling urban inhabitants and juxtaposes them against the stark, grey environment they dwell in.
Also known as Workhorse, Logan Hicks has a work ethic second-to-none. “My tip is to stay awake 24 hours a day and work like a crackhead. That's what I do, and it has seemed to do the trick,” Hicks told Behance Magazine last year.
Hicks’ art has been shown in nearly 30 countries in cities as far away as Cape Town, South Africa and Shanghai, China. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Hicks currently calls New York City home. Citing NYC as the 'city of all cities,' he can often be found wandering the subway system at 4AM taking pictures for his artwork or simply observing the army of people coursing through the tunnels like blood through a body's veins and arteries.
A leader in an incredible art movement that features artists such as Shepard Fairey, Blek Le Rat, and Banksy, Hicks had his first solo show last July at the prestigious Black Rat Press Gallery in London where he sold more than 115 paintings to collectors on opening night.
Hicks was also one of the main painters featured when graffiti artist Banksy turned a half-mile of disused road tunnel in South London and created Cans Festival, a collection of works by the world’s most esteemed street/stencil artists. According to the reclusive organizer, the exhibit was to "transform a dark forgotten filth pit" into "an oasis of beautiful art.” Over 120,000 fans showed up on the first day alone to view the show.
Logan Hicks’ art has been featured in a series of cutting-edge Nike commercials staring Le Bron James. The artist also had his own apparel line in partnership with Japanese company Medicom, in addition to having his own Logan Hicks signature K-Swiss sneaker backed by a massive MTV ad campaign in Asia.
2009 will be a breakthrough year for Logan Hicks who will have his first-ever solo show in America to be held in Los Angeles this October.
For more information on Logan Hicks see www.loganhicks.com.

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday April 07, 2009:

Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head [Deluxe]
Bigger Lights - Fiction Fever
Black Water Rising - S/T
Blue Van - Man Up
City Rain - This I Will Remember
Billy Ray Cyrus - Back To Tennessee
Doves - Kingdom of Rust
Fat Joe - Jealous Ones Still Envy 2
Halloween, Alaska - Champagne Downtown
The Hold Steady - Positive Rage
Hurt - Goodbye to the Machine
It Hugs Back - Inside Your Guitar
Jadakiss - The Last Kiss
Jimmy Eat World - Clarity Live
Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care
Lady Sovereign - Jigsaw
Left Alone - Left Alone
Living With Lions - Dude Manor EP
mewithoutYou - It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright.
MIMS - Guilt
Rascal Flatts - Unstoppable
Riverdales - Phase 3
Sharam - Get Wild
Single File - Common Struggles
Superchunk - Leaves in the Gutter
The Thermals - Now We Can See
Tower of Power - Great American Soulbook
Tragically Hip - We Are The Same
Trews - No Time For Later
The Veils - Sun Gangs
Neil Young - Fork in the Road
Youth Group - The Night Is Ours