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Lindsey Mae Christmas Song!

Okay it's almost December so I'd say it's about time to get in the fucking spirit of Christmas, my favourite holiday!!!
I've always been a sucker for Christmas songs, especially when working at HMV you have to start listening to it in November... ugh. That gets a little sickening, but now that I'm no longer at HMV I can love up the Xmas tunes again.
Lindsey Mae, the young girl with the beautiful voice from NY, has done a version of one of my favourites, Happy Christmas, and it's up on her myspace. If you love red green and everything else Christmas like I do I recommend checking it out here!

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday Dec. 1st, 2009:

Bravery - Stir the Blood
Detournement - Awaken with Millions from One Heart
R. Kelly - Untitled
Kent (Swedish alt-rock group) - Rod
MxPx - Punk Rawk Christmas
The Roman Line - Morning Portraits

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David Letterman supports male kissing!

Although I am not a fan of Adam Lambert of previous American Idol fame, I am outraged by the fact that he's gotten such horrible backlash from the American Music Awards performance where he performed Janet Jackson'esque risque moves on stage and kissed a boy.
WHAT THE FUCK IS THE PROBLEM?
Why is it that Madonna and Britney can kiss purely for publicity, but Mr. Lambert can't do it in the heat of the performance, when he actually ENJOYS it and isn't just trying to get ratings?

Because kids might be watching?

Bull. Shit.

Great message to all the kids out there, being gay is okay as long as you keep it away.

Go suck a dick America!

Check out both performances here

I'm Sarah. I do what I want.

THE READY SET INKS DEAL WITH DECAYDANCE RECORDS / SIRE RECORDS

New Album Coming Spring 2010 – Free Christmas Song Now Available on Purevolume.com
Band Hitting the Road on the ‘A Very Acoustic Christmas’ and the ‘Once It Hits Your Lips’ Tours This Winter

Alternative-pop solo artist, THE READY SET, has signed to Pete Wentz’s Decaydance Records and Sire Records for the first release in the newly minted joint venture between the two labels. THE READY SET is currently in and out of the studio and will release his first full-length album in the spring of 2010.
Known as a jack of all trades; drummer, singer and keyboardist Jordan Witzigreuter (who goes by the moniker THE READY SET) is more than ready to lay his claim in the music world. Citing everyone from Daft Punk and Kenna to Kanye West as influences, Jordan stresses that there is no specific comparison that can be made for his music - and that is just the way he likes it. To be unique and genuine in today's scene is something rarely seen by contemporaries today, but it seems to be easily mastered by this young musician.
As the FriendsOrEnemies.com powered Rock-It Radio ‘unsigned artist of the month’ only back in October, THE READY SET proves that a lot can happen in just a few months time. To celebrate the band’s signing to Decaydance/Sire, Purevolume.com is currently featuring a FREE DOWNLOAD of a brand new Christmas track entitled “The Blizzard of ’89 (featuring Christofer Drew of Never Shout Never)’ and will be the website’s Exclusive Download of The Week starting tomorrow. The track can also be found streaming on UnderTheGunReview.net and the bands MySpace page.
Having shared the stage with the likes of Boys Like Girls, Never Shout Never, and The Scene Aesthetic, THE READY SET has already developed a passionate and loyal fan-base in a relatively brand new career. The self-described shy and reserved Jordan literally transforms when taking the stage with an in-your-face memorable live show - complete with explosive lighting effects, infectious melodies and mind-blowing beats. "Our shows are a party… All I care about is having fun.” says Jordan. THE READY SET will be hitting the road the ‘A Very Acoustic Christmas’ tour with Stephen Jerzak and Breathe Electric starting December 28 in Tulsa, OK. The band will then embark on the ‘Once It Hits Your Lips’ tour with The Friday Night Boys, Anarbor and The Bigger Lights to jump-start the new year. The ‘Once It Hits Your Lips’ tour kicks off January 22 in South Hackensack, NJ, and is scheduled to end in West Palm Beach, FL February 13.
THE READY SET will be following up with FriendsOrEnemies.com Rock-It Radio today at 3pm to chat about the signing, the new album, his upcoming tours as well as debuting the new track on the air. Be sure to check out THE READY SET on tour this winter and let the infectious melodies carry you away.
Tour dates follow, and are also available online at www.myspace.com/thereadyset
THE READY SET has also partnered with Shameless Skateboards hosting the Collab Shirt Design contest and is a part of the Feed the Beat Campaign, so you might catch the band at your local Taco Bell.

The ‘A Very Acoustic Christmas’ Tour
w/ Stephen Jerzak and Breath Electric

Mon/12-28 Tulsa, OK The Marquee
Tue/12-29 St. Louis, MO Fubar
Wed/12-30 Lemont, IL Jaguar Club
Thu/12-31 Madison, WI The Loft
Fri/1-1 Burnsville, MN The Garage

The ‘Once It Hits Your Lips’ Tour
w/ The Friday Night Boys, Anarbor, and The Bigger Lights

Fri/1-22 South Hackensack, NJ School of Rock
Sat/1-23 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
Sun/1-24 Long Island, NY Crazy Donkey
Tue/1-26 Poughkeepsie, NY The Loft
Wed/1-27 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Thu/1-28 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
Fri/1-29 Altoona, PA Edolyn Terrace
Sat/1-30 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Sun/1-31 Tinley Park, IL Mojoes
Tue/2-2 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Wed/2-3 Grand Rapids, MI Mixtape
Thu/2-4 Columbus, OH The Basement
Fri/2-5 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel
Sat/2-6 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
Sun/2-7 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Tue/2-9 Greensboro, NC Greene Street
Wed/2-10 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Thu/2-11 Orlando, FL Back Booth
Fri/2-12 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
Sat/2-13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Swampgrass Willy's

BLEEDING THROUGH TO TOUR WITH MACHINE HEAD AND HATEBREED IN THE NEW YEAR

FIVE NEW U.K. AND IRISH DATES ADDED TO "THE BLACK PROCESSION" TOUR
BAND RECORDING NEW RECORD FOR RELEASE IN 2010

Orange County hardcore band Bleeding Through, preparing to enter the studio to record its sixth studio effort, will be hitting the road in the New Year for an overseas tour with Machine Head. The Black Procession Tour will also include Hatebreed, and All Shall Perish.
Five brand new U.K. and Irish dates have just been announced on the trek. Fan presale links for tickets will be made available on Wednesday, November 25 and general public ticket sales begin on Friday, November 27.
“We are very stoked to be finally touring with our friends Machine Head,” Bleeding Through lead singer Brandan Schieppati declares. “It has been a long time coming and certainly a major plus touring with Hatebreed, and All Shall Perish again as well. We always love coming to Europe and especially the U.K. so the fact that more shows have been added and the return to Ireland is going to be the best possible scenario to start off the New Year.”
Hailed by Revolver as one of the bands ushering in the Future of Metal, Bleeding Through has also been heralded by Spin as an “artist to watch.” Preparing to assault fans with new music in 2010, for now, European fans will have to be satiated by the band’s blistering live show.

For more information on Bleeding Through see
www.myspace.com/bleedingthrough.

Big Ass Titties!

Big changes are coming to MusicSheBlogged soon, and I'm hoping all the readers are as excited as I am!
First of all, expect a brand new website that ISN'T a blogspot so you can all post comments and shit without having to sign up, and in addition to that we're going to add a MusicSheBlogged Facebook page as well as a Twitter account (I know I hate it too but hey, might as well jump on the bandwagon).
Exciting eh!?
I'm hoping to get a page up where fans can submit photos of shows and their own reviews, but until then if you have some already you want me to throw up as soon as the site launches please email them to me at ruby_cholo@hotmail.com, along with any ideas or input on the site about what you'd like to see more of/less of, etc.
On top of that we're going to start getting some major video interviews going, I have a big one lined up for December but I don't want to mention any names until everything is 100% confirmed, but if you want a hint they've been around for about 10 years now, are playing in December in Toronto despite a very recent show here, and they're from Brampton. SHHHH! *fingers crossed* I'm super fucking stoked for this though, they were the first band I ever saw live in a real concert setting (not a Cobourg basement show) and it would be amazing if they end up being my first interview as well.
Also, LAUNCH PARTY SHOW in the works, fuck yes, for early next year once everything is finished... so you better fucking come out to that.
And to top it off I'm adding a few more writers to the team, and hopefully getting a broader range of reviews going... and you guys will eventually get to see my face plastered everywhere, which, I really hope doesn't result in me getting my ass kicked by any of the bands I've shit on in the past.

Anyways, thanks for reading, and again please email me ruby_cholo@hotmail.com and let me know what you think.

Cheers,
I'm Sarah, I do what I want.

Twin Atlantic Stream!

SKRILLEX (AKA SONNY MOORE) REMIX OF TWIN ATLANTIC’S “WHAT IS LIGHT? WHERE IS LAUGHTER?” STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY AT WWW.ALTPRESS.COM ALL WEEK!
BAND UNVEILS NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR ORIGINAL VERSION OF THE TRACK
TWIN ATLANTIC’S VIVARIUM NOW AVAILABLE

Glasgow’s Twin Atlantic has teamed up with www.Altpress.com to offer music fans an exclusive stream of the brand new “Skrillex Remix” of its latest single, “What Is Light? Where Is Laughter?”
The song was remixed by Twin Atlantic fan Skrillex (AKA Sonny Moore of Sonny/From First to Last fame) and can be streamed here: http://altpress.com/features/twinatlanticremix.htm.
"It reminds us of driving too fast in our friends’ cars when they just passed their tests and going to Archaos Club in Glasgow on a Friday night for the dancing,”
Twin Atlantic singer/guitarist Sam McTrusty explains.
“Sonny has put his own spin on our song and we really respect that."
"I had a lot of fun doing this remix, It was my first time dealing with a Scottish a cappella, not to mention a track that wasn't done to a click, which was a little bit of a challenge. On top of that it was the first drum and bass track I attempted to make which is a total different monster than house or electro as far as mix goes. But nonetheless, it was a great pleasure to do this remix. It always helps when the vocal performance emits that special 'thing' we can't really put our fingers on but know when it's there." Says Moore.

The Scottish rockers deliver a powerful performance in vivid color in the brand new music video for the original track which was shot in downtown Los Angeles by Hannah Lux Davis. Praised by Alternative Press for their
"thick, late-90s post-hardcore influenced beats intermingling with spacey guitar noodles,"
Twin Atlantic has already shared stages with the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Circa Survive and Taking Back Sunday and just wrapped up a UK tour with Fall of Troy.
Watch the new "What Is Light? Where Is Laughter?" video at http://www2.kerrang.com/2009/11/watch_the_new_twin_atlantic_vi.html.
A “What Is Light? Where Is Laughter?" single will be available digitally in the U.S. on December 1, which comes bundled with three b-sides (including the Skrillex remix.) In the UK, the single will be available November 30 on two separate limited edition 7” vinyl singles, as well as a digital bundle.

Here’s what the UK press have been saying about Twin Atlantic:
“There’s something gloriously impassioned about Sam McTrusty’s vocals. Yearning, searching, hoping and, above all, real.”– KERRANG!
“Be warned – this band is going to be huge!”– ROCKSOUND
“Marvelously chaotic"- BBC RADIO 1

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday November 24th, 2009:

Black Diamond Heavies - Alive as Fuck
BlakRoc (The Black Keys and Damon Dash) - S/T
Fin Fang Foom - Monomyth
Jawbox - For Your Own Special Sweetheart [Reissue]
NOFX - My Orphan Year
NOFX - Cokie the Clown
Rihanna - Rated R
Shakira - She Wolf
Doug Stanhope - Ain't Never Won Nothin' In My Life…
Tom Waits - Glitter and Doom

NOFX stream new EP on Myspace

Oh NOFX!
So I wasn't the most hardcore fan out there but in a lot of ways I still grew up on this band, I guess most people did who would be reading this right now, but regardless they have been impressing me more and more recently the way they can hold true to the same'ish NOFX sound that I remember from grades 4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12...
They've been around since before I was born and yet their new EP Cokie the Clown is still as legit as Punk in Drublic from '94.
Holy punk rock Batman!
Check it out here.

Tonight Tonight Tonight... Friday Friday Friday!

HOSTAGE LIFE'S LAST SHOW IS TONIGHT AT SNEAKY DEE'S.
ALSO FEATURING THE LITTLE MILLIONAIRES <3
DOORS START AT 9:00PM
$5
IT'S GOING TO BE A BONE-BUSTING GOOD TIME!
SEE YOU THERE WHITE STAINS.

New Alkaline Trio Record due Summer 2010

Matt Skiba informed those at Asian Man Records that their new album will hit stores in the summer of 2010, stay tuned for the exact date.

Also, Five Iron Frenzy's DVD is due to hit stores in March 2010.

The new year is just around the corner guys! Get Pumped!

Detroit, Michigan’s LEGEND Signs To RISE RECORDS!!!


Rise Records is pleased to announce the signing of Detroit, Michigan’s, Legend.
Featuring former For The Fallen Dreams vocalist Chad Ruhlig, Legend is stomping out of the gate determined and ready to bring the heavy.
Vocalist Chad Ruhlig states,
"We are extremely excited to announce our signing with Rise Records. Having done work with Craig Ericson and Rise before, we couldn't think of anybody else we would rather work with than Rise. We will be hitting the studio in January and this will hands down be the heaviest album of 2010. You can be sure of that."
The group will enter the studio in January 2010 under the complete mastery of Zeuss at Planet Z Studio in Hadley, Massachusetts. Their debut album is set to release in April of 2010. Keep an eye out for constant touring before then and check their MySpace often for new updates and new songs.
Craig Ericson, owner of Rise Records says,
"I've been a huge fan of Chad ever since he was in For The Fallen Dreams. He's an amazing front man and performer. I'm very excited about his new band and was thrilled that Rise was able to sign Legend."
Check out the band at www.myspace.com/legendmichigan.
www.riserecords.com

Upcoming LEGEND Shows:
Nov. 20th - Mixtape Cafe - Grand Rapids, MI
Nov. 27th - Giorgio’s - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nov. 28th - The Jukebox - Rochester, New York
Nov. 29th - Spotswood - Spotswood, New Jersey
Nov. 30th - Golden Monkey Tattoo - Fredericksburg, Virginia
Dec. 2nd - The Brewery - Raleigh, North Carolina
Dec. 3rd - Gallery 13 - Columbus, Georgia
Dec. 4th - The Muse - Nashville
Dec. 5th - Bulldog Cafe - Fairdale, Kentucky
Dec. 6th - The Dojo w/ Endwell & Continuance - Indianapolis, Indiana
Dec. 7th - Warsaw Arena w/ Endwell & Continuance - Cincinnati, Ohio
Dec. 19th - Static Age Christmas Bash- Romeo, Michigan

Four Year Strong on tour!

Four Year Strong are hitting the road for a U.S. headlining tour. Mark your calendars in January and February, as we sweep the country with The Bled, Strike Anywhere, This Time Next Year, and Title Fight! Tickets are on sale now!

w/ The Bled, This Time Next Year, and Title Fight
Jan 14 @ First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
Jan 15 @ The Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, D.C.
Jan 16 @ Canal Club Downstairs - Richmond, VA
Jan 18 @ Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jan 19 @ The Social - Orlando, FL
Jan 20 @ The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Jan 21 @ Sluggo’s - Pensacola, FL
Jan 22 @ Meridian - Houston, TX
Jan 23 @ The Door - Dallas, TX
Jan 24 @ White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
Jan 26 @ The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ

w/ Strike Anywhere, This Time Next Year, and Title Fight
Jan 27 @ The Farm - Las Vegas, NV
Jan 28 @ The Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA
Jan 29 @ Soma Sidestage - San Diego, CA
Jan 30 @ Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
Jan 31 @ Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA
Feb 02 @ Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 03 @ Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
Feb 05 @ House of Bricks - Des Moines, IA
Feb 06 @ Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
Feb 07 @ Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Feb 08 @ Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
Feb 09 @ The Madhatter - Covington, KY
Feb 10 @ Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights, OH

WENDY’S / MYSPACE RECORDS “FRESH FACES” CAMPAIGN DEBUTS LATEST EPISODE FEATURING LA HIP HOP ARTIST IamOMNI

WEB SERIES TO FEATURE 9 EPISODES FROM 3 DIFFERENT ARTISTS SPOTLIGHTING A ‘DAY IN THE LIFE’ OF AN EMERGING ARTIST
NEW EPISODES RELEASED EVERY WEDNESDAY; 3-SONG EP FROM EACH ARTIST AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD AT WWW.MYSPACE.COM/WENDYS


Wendy’s and MySpace Records have teamed up to launch a new Internet series called “Fresh Faces.” Building on Wendy’s motto of ‘You Know When It’s Real,’ the ongoing Web program will include 9 episodes from three different emerging artists showing what a ‘day in the life’ of a budding new artist is like.
Each “Fresh Faces” artist will have its own 3 episodes than can be seen exclusively at www.myspace.com/wendys, in addition to a 3-song EP available for free download on the site. A new episode will debut every Wednesday throughout the series.
The latest episode, featuring LA hip hop artist IamOMNI (www.myspace.com/IamOMNI) is up now at www.myspace.com/wendys.
Stay tuned for new episodes on future “Fresh Faces” artists, including a Brooklyn based beat-pop band, all handpicked from MySpace Records’ Friends and Family, a group of developing artists MySpace Records helps market and promote.


About IamOMNI:

IamOMNI is the microphone at the mouth of today’s young world. He voices their wants: love of self, the love of another; freedom of mind, freedom of lifestyle, the freedom of adventure and discovery; health and wealth, both financial and spiritual. He ponders their issues and anxieties - the paranoia that is a byproduct of this modern life of HIV and closed-circuit camera, the confusion of living in a world overflowing yet somehow empty. He lives their indulgences: weed, alcohol, cigarettes, sex, caffeine, fast food: a life of lows and highs. He preaches their values: loyalty, independence, dedication, determination. IamOMNI's sound bridges genres from hip-hop to crunk, rock to soul, and his come-one-come-all attitude and embrace of all styles of music gives him an appeal that scores across the board, regardless of your age, ethnicity or musical taste. And even if you can’t understand a word he’s saying, his warm, deep vocal tone and steadfast adherence to the MC’s First Commandment (move the crowd) are guaranteed to keep his tune in your head way after the song’s over.

About MySpace Records Friends & Family:
The Friends & Family Artist Development Program created by MySpace Records, nurtures and promotes some of the best unsigned artists currently on MySpace Music. Along with operating as a fully functioning label, MySpace Records runs the Artist Development initiative to empower artists who are unsigned and self-released, and provide these artists with an extensive set of tools and opportunities to market themselves on MySpace Music.
Currently standing at over 100 artists strong and growing, the Artist Development Program covers a gamut of musical genres including pop, alternative, hip hop and acoustic singer-songwriters, with premier acts including Emily Wells, All Smiles, Mary Magdalan and Kimberly Cole.

The Knockdown go on hiatus and make me cry.

One of my favourite lesser-known bands from the States, The Knockdown, is taking a break from making music together for a while.

And my world comes crashing down...

They posted this on their myspace blog to explain why:
The Knockdown hanging it up for a while
As some people may know, we're going on hiatus for a bit. With me in Florida and the rest of the guys in New York, we just can't be the kind of band we want to be. To say that this band affected my life in a positive way would be a gross understatment. Traveling with my best friends and meeting so many amazing people over the years has enriched my life greatly and it's sad to have to hang it up for now. This isn't to say that The Knockdown is completely done. Don't write us off yet!

In the meantime, Jay, Eric, Natoli, and Fatman have been hard at work getting TIMESHARES ready and will be playing their first shows next month. If you haven't already, head over to their myspace and check them out. It rules! www.myspace.com/timesharesmusic

As for me, I am writing new songs and starting an online store called Landslide Distribution. Look for more info on that over the next few months.

Thanks to everyone who has been with us over the last five years. Thanks for listening.
Lucky for me, and I guess the rest of the fans, the new band Timeshares is actually pretty good, check them out, the first song is named for me I'm pretty sure.

I'm Sarah. I do what I want.

KillerTours.com Premieres 'Miss May I' Video From Saw VI Soundtrack!

Jigsaw is back! KillerTours.com has teamed up with Rise Records’ Miss May I and they are ready to annihilate your eyes with the new music video for "Forgive and Forget". The song can be found on the digital version of the Saw VI Soundtrack released by Trustkill Records. Spence Nicholson (The Devil Wears Prada, Hollywood Undead) directs this dynamic video featuring scenes from the latest installment of the "SAW" series. The video will also be added as a bonus feature on the "SAW VI" DVD. "Forgive and Forget" truly re-enforces the hype circulating around these vicious newcomers, as well as the SAW legacy.

Watch The Video:
http://www.killertours.com/videos/watch/3

Download Saw VI Soundtrack:
http://itunes.apple.com/album/saw-vi-soundtrack-from-motion-picture/id335214501

For more info on Miss May I:
www.myspace.com/missmayi

Great Big Planes Announce Tour Dates with Never Shout Never, The Maine, Boys Like Girls

New Jersey's own Great Big Planes has announced a handful of East Coast tour dates. The band will be opening for The Maine in Philadelphia on 11/22 before hitting two dates with Boys Like Girls on 11/25 & 11/29.
After that, the band will join up with Never Shout Never on December 16 at Philadelphia's First Unitarian Church. The NSN dates will wind down on December 20 in South Hackensack, NJ. You can check out all the tour dates below.
Great Big Planes has also debuted some songs off their upcoming debut full-length on their MySpace page (www.myspace.com/greatbigplanes).

11/22 Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory ^^
11/25 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom %%
11/29 Killington, VT @ Pickle Barrel Nightclub %%
12/16 Philadelphia, PA @ The First Unitarian Church **
12/17 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom **
12/18 Foxboro, MA @ Showcase Live **
12/19 Hartford, CT @ Webster Threatre
12/20 South Hackensack, NJ @ School of Rock **

^^ with The Maine
%% with Boys Like Girls
** with Never Shout Never

http://www.myspace.com/greatbigplanes
http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Great-Big-Planes/192895198783
http://www.purevolume.com/greatbigplanes

Victory Records Signs Amber Pacific

Amber Pacific are back and newly signed to Victory Records.
Their emotional blend of powerful, "pop-punk rock" is a fitting addition to our diverse roster. As an established band, with two full length albums and two EPs already under their belt, they have sold 175,000 records to date. The band is eagerly preparing to head into the studio to record their Victory Records' debut which will be released in early 2010. Guitarist Will Nutter had this to say about the recent signing, "We're excited and really looking forward to accomplishing great things with Victory!"
Victory Records

PHANTOM COMMUNIQUE, FEATURING FORMER BLEED THE DREAM FRONT MAN BRANDON THOMAS, TO RELEASE FULL LENGTH DEBUT FEB. 23 2010 ON AMERICAN VOODOO RECORDS

Phantom Communique, the Los Angeles four-piece formed by former Bleed The Dream singer Brandon Thomas, will begin selling its 4-song debut EP at all upcoming shows, giving concertgoers a taste of the band’s forthcoming full-length debut.
Entitled The Wolf And The Sheep, the full length disc will be released February 23 2010. The band will play a local show with Key Club resident faves Steel Panther on Monday, November 23.
Phantom Communique was formed during a personal breaking point for vocalist Brandon Thomas. Having just parted ways with the successful but tumultuous band Bleed The Dream, with whom he had toured the world and released two full-lengths, Thomas was determined to flex his artistic muscles again, and quickly assembled the kind of ragtag misfits that would help bring his musical visions to fruition under the Phantom Communique banner.
Teaming up with longtime friend, and former guitarist in Opiate for the Masses, Jim Kaufman, the new band was quickly welcomed into the fold of Kaufman’s new label, American Voodoo Records.
Gritty, emotionally stirring and vibrant with vitriol, Phantom Communique possess a dynamic and undeniable spirit. With a respect for the rock of old and a knack for heavy hooks, the Los Angeles foursome perfectly captures that spirit in the studio.
For more info on Phantom Communique see:
www.myspace.com/phantomcommunique

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday November 17th, 2009:

50 Cent - Before I Self Destruct
Agnostic Front - United Blood and Victim in Pain [Reissue]
Barren Earth - Twilight
Boyz II Men - Love
Defeater - Lost Ground EP
Fall Out Boy - Believers Never Die: Greatest Hits
Forever The Sickest Kids - The Weekend: Friday
Nora Jones - The Fall
Kid Sister - Ultraviolet
Leona Lewis - Echo
John Mayer - Battle Studies
Paul McCartney - Good Evening New York City
MxPx - Left Coast Punk
One Republic - Waking Up
Rakim (of Eric B. & Rakim) - The Seventh Seal
Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
Various - Tony Hawk: Ride
We All Have Hooks For Hands - The Shape Of Energy
We Shot the Moon (led by ex-Waking Ashland frontman Jonathan Jones) - A Silver Lining
Robbie Williams - Reality Killed The Video Star
Worn In Red - In The Offing

The Status to Release EP‏

After a critically-acclaimed debut full-length, So This Is Progress, The Status are set to announce their follow up EP release, Let's Be Honest... The 4-track digital-only recording will be available December 15 on Doghouse Records. The band debuted songs from the EP live via a FearlessRadio.com performance on Monday, November 9.

The podcast is available here: http://www.podcastfearless.com/nmb/index.php?id=794.
The Status have been touring relentlessly since issuing last year's full-length and are currently on the road with The Fold and The Right Coast.
Tour Dates (w/ The Fold, The Right Coast)
11/10 Buffalo, MN @ The Vault
11/11 Lacrosse, WI @ Warehouse
11/12 Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks
11/15 Marietta, GA @ Swayzes
11/16 Macon, GA @The Refuge
11/17 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
11/19 Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
11/20 Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
11/21 Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange

http://www.myspace.com/thestatus
http://www.purevolume.com/thestatus
http://www.doghouserecords.com/v11/link_artistsDetail.php?bandID=The%20Status

CALL THE COPS TO OPEN FOR SUGARCULT AT THE SEVENTH ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS HOLIDAY SHOW DEC 17 AT OC HOUSE OF BLUES‏

Call The Cops, winner of the “Rock the Space” contest awarding a record contract with MySpace Records, will open for Sugarcult at the band’s seventh annual Toys for Tots benefit concert December 17 at the Anaheim House of Blues.

The Long Beach, CA electro-rock outfit round out a supporting bill that also includes Hollywood glam rockers Primadonna (fresh off a tour with Green Day), and OC indie buzz band Venus Infers.
According to Sugarcult guitarist Marko DeSantis: “We've always carefully selected each opening band so they represent upcoming bands we personally love. Primadonna, Call The Cops, and Venus Infers will be making headlines in 2010, so make sure to show up early and check 'em all out!”
Tickets for the Toys for Tots benefit are on sale now.
Call The Cops, winner's of Myspace's "Rock the Space" competition, beating out 18,000 other unsigned acts, won a recording contract with MySpace Records back in September.

Hailing from Long Beach, California, Call The Cops officially came together in December 2008 and has already released a six-song EP titled
Motion Sickness, which has earned the band a loyal and passionate fan base, millions of MySpace plays, and more than 72,000 friends. Visit Call The Cops at
www.​​​myspace.​​​com/​​​callthecopswww.​​​myspace.​​​com/​​​callthecops.
Concert-goers attending the Toys for Tots show are encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift to be given to children in need for the holidays.

WE ARE THE IN CROWD SIGN TO HOPELESS RECORDS

We Are The In Crowd, the four-piece band from Poughkeepsie, NY, formed earlier this year and newly signed to independent label Hopeless Records, will have its current single, “For The Win” featured on tonight’s episode of MTV’s “The Hills”, with repeats airing throughout the weekend.
“For The Win” is available now on iTunes and a acoustic version of the song is streaming exclusively at www.Absolutepunk.net.
The band, made up of Tay Jardine on vocals, Jordan Eckes on guitar and vocals, bassist Mike Ferri and drummer Rob Chianelli, used its talent and ingenuity to propel themselves into the hearts of many. Instead of relying on image and sugar-coated, meaningless lyrics, We Are The In Crowd focused on one goal. “We really try and tell a story,” says Jardine.
Collectively, We Are The In Crowd released the following statement:
"We're beyond stoked to be a part of the Hopeless Records family. This label has been home to so many artists that have inspired us over the years. It's so awesome to think we're joining a team with such an impressive history."
We Are The In Crowd has just posted a video announcement about their signing to Hopeless here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PZAgEP1Xhc.
Armed with a unique combination of both male and female vocals, the band has created honest, emotional pop rock songs that embody everything that you want to say but don’t know how. This honest depiction of young adult trials and tribulations has helped We Are The In Crowd gain a rabid fan base that hangs on every word and every chord.
For more info on the band see www.myspace.com/wearetheincrowd.

Catch We Are The In Crowd On Tour:
w/ TBA
11/13/2009 Rutland, VT – Rutland High School
11/16/2009 Slatington, PA – Friedens Hall [w/ The Scenic]
11/18/2009 Boston, MA – Northeastern University AfterHOURS
11/28/2009 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft

[w/ Select Start and Action Item]
11/29/2009 Rockville Centre, NY – The Vibe Lounge
11/30/2009 Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigby’s [w/ TBA]
12/02/2009 Wilmington, NC – Soapbox Laundro Lounge
12/03/2009 Jacksonville, FL – The Pit
12/04/2009 Tampa, FL – Czar
12/05/2009 Pembroke Pines, FL – The Talent Farm
12/06/2009 Ft. Myers, FL – Ethos
12/10/2009 Marietta, GA – Swayze’s
12/11/2009 Charleston, SC – The Oasis
12/12/2009 Virginia Beach, VA – Club Relevant
12/13/2009 South Hackensack, NJ – School of Rock
12/18/2009 Marlboro, NJ – Marlboro Rec Center

[w/ The Hoodies and The Right Coast]
12/29/2009 Hamden, CT – The Space
12/30/2009 Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon

SLEEPING WITH SIRENS Sign To Rise Records‏

Rise Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Florida's SLEEPING WITH SIRENS. The band just completed their full length album with producer Cameron Mizell which will be released in March.
The band had this to say about signing to Rise Records. "We're so excited to be a part of the Rise family. Rise is the kind of label that works hard and puts the music first, and that's what we're all about. We look forward to a long career with Rise".
In the meantime, check out the band live. Here are their upcoming tour dates:

WE CAME AS ROMANS / BROADWAY / TIDES OF MAN
11/09 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
11/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
11/11 Erie, PA @ Forward Hall
11/12 Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
11/13 Lancaster, PA @ Championship
11/14 South Hackensack, NJ @ School of Rock
11/15 Manchester, NH @ Rocko's

JONNY CRAIG / TIDES OF MAN
11/21 Houston, TX @ Meridian
11/22 San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom
11/23 Dallas, TX @ The Door
11/28 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry’s Pizza
11/29 Palmdale, CA @ The Crossing
12/01 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
12/02 Victorville, CA @ Karma
12/03 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ Craig Owens
12/04 Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour w/ Craig Owens
12/05 Modesto, CA @ Virtual w/ Craig Owens
12/06 San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage w/ Craig Owens
12/09 Denver, CO @ Marquis
12/10 Wichita, KS @ OZ Café
12/11 Ozark, MO @ Sparrows
12/12 St. Loius, MO @ Fubar

www.myspace.com/sleepingwithsirens

www.riserecords.com

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday November 10th, 2009

The A-Gang - EP
ArmsBendBack - ArmsBendBack
The Arteries - Blood Sweat and Beers
Bon Jovi - The Circle
The Bravery - Stir The Blood
Burning Empires - Burning Empires
Dashboard Confessional - Alter The Ending
Dead To Me - African Elephants
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Fountain
The Flatliners - Cynics
Gatorface - Wasted Monuments
Green Day - Bullet in a Bible
Katatonia - Night Is The New Day
Franz Nicolay - St. Sebastian Of The Short Stage
Outbreak - Outbreak
PJ Bond - You Didn't Know I Was Alphabetical
Omar Rodríguez-López - Xenophanes
Snow Patrol - Up Till Now
Teenage Rehab - Let's Be Enemies
Throwdown - Deathless
Wale - Attention: Deficit

Take Notice Annouce Album Details - The Get-Go 7"!‏

Michigan's TAKE NOTICE is proud to announce details for their upcoming I Surrender Records release. While their full-length debut is in the works, the band will be releasing The Get-Go 7", available digitally on NOVEMBER 23rd and on vinyl DECEMBER 15th!

Take Notice represents everything fast-paced and high-energy, breathing new life into the familiar, time-tested glory of melodic hardcore. "It's energetic. It's upbeat. It may be complicated when you break it down but it's accessible to everybody, that's important. It's raw, it's music you can feel." Midwest boys with a distinctly east coast sound, Take Notice calls to mind iconic bands like Kid Dynamite, Lifetime, and The Movielife.

The four-song vinyl will be pressed in four colors: Blue (ltd. 375), Yellow (ltd. 375), Black (ltd. 125) and Pink (ltd. 125). The Get-GO 7" is the perfect opportunity to get a taste for Take Notice, guaranteed to get listeners fired up and ready for more.

TRACKLISTING:
1) And We Devised A Master Plan
2) Scratched CDs Are Nothing Compared To Missed Opportunities
3) No Flood Gates Can Hold Back This Disaster
4) Northward Winds Were Bound To Happen

RIP Hostage Life

One of the best punk bands to come out of Toronto, Hostage Life, has officially called it quits according to their blog...
"This may seem like it is coming out of left field, but one of us had some personal problems that needed to be taken care of and the rest of the band decided it would be better to break up than to continue a man short. Thanks to everyone that helped, watched, hated, loved, and listened."
Their last show will be at Sneaky Dee's in Toronto on November 20th.

Fuck buddy. Another one bites the dust.. :(

MUSICSHEBLOGGED looking for graphic designer and camera man for interviews!

I'm currently searching for a graphic designer to help revamp this site to look more professional, so if you've got the skillz necessary for this task please email me at ruby_cholo@hotmail.com
Also, if you live in Toronto and like going to shows for free and can handle a video camera, please email me as well as I am starting to do interviews for bands and need somebody who can film and edit these for me... right now I am doing it all myself and to be honest I'm not that great and could use a helping hand!

Cheers!

Sarah

Twin Atlantic & Tom DeLonge at Macbeth Offices

During a whirlwind visit to Southern California last week, Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic found time for a visit to the Macbeth offices in Carlsbad, CA. During the visit, the band met up with Tom DeLonge and had the chance to watch a little of Angels & Airwaves in rehearsal. See photo below.

www.twinatlantic.com

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday November 3rd, 2009:

The Almost - Monster Monster
Julian Casablancas (of The Strokes) - Phrazes For The Young
Cloak/Dagger - Lost Art
Foo Fighters - Greatest Hits
Jukebox Romantics - Jukebox Romantics
The King Khan and BBQ Show - Invisible Girl
Freddy Madball - Catholic Guilt
Morrissey - Swords
John K. Samson (of The Weakerthans) - City Route 85
Serena Ryder - Is It OK
Say Anything - Say Anything
Slayer - World Painted Blood
Carrie Underwood - Play On
We Came as Romans - To Plant a Seed
Weezer - Raditude