ATLANTA ROCKERS CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE TOP 20 UNSIGNED BANDS BY PUREVOLUME!

CATCH THEM ON TOUR WITH CONDITIONS AND LIFE ON REPEAT IN FEB/MARCH
BAND’S LATEST DON’T WAKE UP AVAILABLE NOW ON ITUNES

Atlanta-based experimental rock band, iRival was just chosen as one of the Top 20 Unsigned Artists by Purevolume.com! Check it out here: http://www.purevolume.com/top_unsigned_2009.
Fusing various aspects of rock and electronics, iRival is road-tested and experienced, having toured with the likes of Family Force 5, Breathe Carolina and Cash Cash and scored an opening stint on 2008’s Rockstar Taste of Chaos. With an average of 2000-5000 plays daily on MySpace and a feature in the current issue of scene tastemaker magazine, Substream Music Press, iRival is ready to change the direction and definition of mainstream music.

Catch them on tour in February and March with Conditions and Life on Repeat.
iRival Tour Dates
Feb 27 St. Christophers w/ Conditions and Life On Repeat Linthicum, Maryland
Feb 28 The Vibe Lounge w/ Conditions and Life On Repeat Rockville Centre, NY
Mar 1 Hangar 84 w/ Conditions and Life On Repeat Vineland, New Jersey
Mar 2 The Studio @ Webster Hall w/ Conditions and Life On Repeat New York, NY
Mar 3 Freehold VFW w/ Conditions and Life On Repeat Freehold, New Jersey
Mar 4 Crocodile Rock w/ Conditions and Life On Repeat Allentown, Pennsylvania
Mar 5 The Platinum Lounge w/ Conditions and Life On Repeat Poughkeepsie, NY
Mar 6 Garfield Artworks w/ Conditions and Life On Repeat Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 7 Peabodys - Pirate Cove w/ Conditions and Life On Repeat Cleveland, Ohio
Mar 12 Club Relevant w/ Conditions and Life On Repeat VA Beach, Virginia

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www.myspace.com/irivalrock

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday December 22nd, 2009:

Another Breath - The God Complex
Mary J. Blige - Stronger With Each Tear
Hurricane Chris - Unleashed
Madonna - Revolver
Mudvayne - S/T

BOXING DAY PUNK ROCK!

Stuck in Toronto for Boxing Day with nowhere to go?
Come to LEE'S PALACE and see a punk rock boxing day extravaganza!

Featuring:
Bathurst Queens @ 12:30pm
The Stiff Wires @ 11:30pm
Outbred Inlaws @ 10:30pm
Nightmares @ 9:30pm

$7 at the door. If that ain't cheap boxing day deals I don't know what is. (haha)

See you there!

NEVER SHOUT NEVER TO RELEASE EXCLUSIVE EP THROUGH ALL DIGITAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

VIDEO FOR THE TRACK "WHAT IS LOVE?" PREMIERES ON MYSPACE TODAY
Never Shout Never, the brainchild of 18-year-old singer-songwriter and guitarist Christofer Drew, will release a digital four song EP through all online service providers today as well as through www.shockhound.com and www.nevershoutnever.com. This is a digital version of the physical EP that was released exclusively through clothing retailer Hot Topic on December 8th. A video for the track to "What is Love?" will premiere exclusively on MySpace on today.
The EP features two songs from Never Shout Never's upcoming eight-song release for Loveway Records/Sire ("Jane Doe" and "What is Love?"), a live track ("Big City Dreams" from 2008's The Yippee EP), and a b-side ("She's Got Style"), plus two music videos ("On the Brightside" from 2009's The Summer EP and a live video of "Trouble" - a song from 2009's Me & My Uke EP - that was shot in Grand Rapids, MI, in July).
Drew has recently put the finishing touches on this release, entitled What Is Love? with noted producer Butch Walker (Weezer, Katy Perry, Pete Yorn). Recorded in both Los Angeles and London (at the world-famous Abbey Road Studio), it will be released by Loveway Records/Sire on January 26th, 2010. Fans will be able to pre-order a copy of "What Is Love?" which will include two lithographs autographed by Christofer Drew beginning today on www.nevershoutnever.com.
Drew will hit the road in January for a solo acoustic tour in support of What Is Love? He will also perform a series of very special shows backed by a string quartet in December. Never Shout Never recently completed a headlining tour, culling tunes from What Is Love?, as well as from the three EP's Drew released on his own Loveway Records: The Yippee EP, the Me & My Uke EP, and The Summer EP, which broke into the iTunes Top 10 Album chart in June. Drew took home the coveted "Breaking Woodie" Award at the MTVu Woodie Awards on November 19th.

www.nevershoutnever.com

SCARLETT O’HARA SIGN TO RISE RECORDS

Rise Records is proud to announce the signing of SCARLETT O'HARA. Don't let their name fool you, there's not even a shred of southern charm or grace to be found with this metalcore outfit. Rather, this south Texas six-piece is all about ruthless guitar riffs and unapologetic breakdowns. Scarlett O'Hara are on the brink of unveiling their debut album this fall which will be recorded and produced by Joey Sturgis (The
Devil Wears Prada, Attack Attack!, For The Fallen Dreams). Driven to stake a claim for themselves coupled with an overwhelming amount of momentum, Scarlett O'Hara are standing by to deliver one of 2010's most awaited albums.

For more information visit:
http://www.myspace.com/scarlettoharamusic
Or
www.riserecords.com

Bleeding Through In Studio Video Part 2 up now on MySpace Metal!‏

Bleeding Through In Studio, Part. 2 up now on MySpace Metal (http://www.myspace.com/metal).

Direct link: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=101352379

For more info visit: www.myspace.com/bleedingthrough

10 Days Until Christmas!

And you know what that means?
CHRISTMAS COVERS!

Yess!

First, my favourite Christmas song ever, done by F*cked Up... excuse me while I clean my pants.
Check it out HERE.

Next, Silent Night (Not So Silent) done by The Briggs, oops messed again!
Check that one out HERE.

That's all for now folks.

FUCK ME! Moneen Interview'ish.

So there's something you may not know about me. I have the worst luck ever. Not fully though, I'm more like break even Jerry Seinfeld but to the extreme. I will have abnormally good luck (landing Moneen as my first interview) and then everything will just go as wrong as it possibly can (our only camera of the 2 with audio ended up choosing now of all times to crap out and chew up the entire tape.) But not all is lost, I always end up getting something for free immediately after as a peace offering from the universe (tickets to Protest The Hero).
Things actually work out this way so often that I can't do much but shrug my shoulders, say "shit happens", and drink my brains out, pass out, and move on.
I'm used to it, so if you read my blog you'll have to get used to it too... Although I hope this won't happen again.
Since we had a back up camera and footage from the live performance we decided to put together a video of "what could have been" instead, but after a series of very unfortunate events we started to wonder if the universe was trying to tell us something.... I mean, how can all these things possible go wrong at the same time?:
1.Chris' camera dies = eats tape.
2.My computer dies trying to import the live footage.
3.My friend Dudnick's computer dies trying to do the same.
4.Chris' computer won't recognize my camera, he reinstalled each program and nothing worked..
5.Dudnick gets a new computer so we can finally get it done... then his phone dies and we can't get in touch with him.
6. I lose my chords to hook up my video camera with a computer
7. Chris finds chords from his deceased camera... they don't fit into Dudnicks computer.
8. No store has the right chords, after 7 we give up looking.
This is the broken camera :( RIP lil guy.

Finally, my good friend Eric comes through with his computer, which Chris' chords do indeed work with, and we FINALLY GET A VIDEO CUT! After weeks of stress and a broken camera, two broken computers, a broken phone... we finally have a video semi-portraying our lost interview... WHOMPX1000000!
(All the interview footage is dark and has no sound, deal with it)
Here's what could have been a great interview with Hippy and Erik with cameos from Kenny etc and even a taste of Hippy break dancing off pre- show jitters.

A Christmas Message From Four Year Strong To You!


"You’ve been waiting, you’ve been asking. You were with us for Rise or Die Trying, you jammed along for Explains It all. But now, the time has come for more. We've been working hard to bring you a new album and now we're proud to announce "Enemy of the World" will be arriving soon, and we want you to be ready. So Keep your eyes peeled, lots of news coming soon!" - Four Year Strong

Spend over $25 dollars in their webstore (check out their sweet HOLIDAY SHIRT while you're there, remember "Heroes Get Presents, Christmas Never Dies") and they'll send along a FREE ORNAMENT to fill your home with Four Year Strong holiday cheer. Add it to your tree for the festive spirit, because nothing says HO HO HO like an FYS ornament.

Four Year Strong Varsity jacket is now available in their U.K. store, make sure to grab yours while they last!

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday December 15th, 2009:

Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind EP
Blink 182 - Buddha [Vinyl]
Bouncing Souls - 20th Anniversary Series Volume Four
Elizabeth Fraser (former Cocteau Twins singer) - Moses
Hostage Calm - Lens [re-release]
Julian Lennon/James Scott Cook - Lucy EP
Pet Shop Boys - Christmas EP
Robin Thicke - Sex Therapy: The Session
The Status - Let's Be Honest…
The Willowz - Everyone

CHECK OUT EXCLUSIVE IN STUDIO VIDEOS OF BLEEDING THROUGH ON MYSPACE METAL!‏

Orange County's hometown heroes Bleeding Through are back in the studio tracking their newest material with legendary producer Zuess. Head over to MySpace Metal to check out exclusive videos of the band as they work on the new album. Episode 1 can be viewed now at http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=101252606.

Episode 2 will premiere next week. Hear samples of the riffage that will be unveiled on their debut Rise Records release. The yet-to-be-titled album is expected to hit stores Spring 2010. In the meantime check out tour dates for their upcoming European tour with Machine Head and Hatebreed at www.myspace.com/bleedingthrough.

HOT TOPIC PRESENTS THE 2010 SUB CITY TAKE ACTION TOUR

NOW IN ITS 9TH YEAR OF RAISING FUNDS & AWARENESS FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
LINE UP ANNOUNCED TODAY INCLUDING HEADLINER - WE THE KINGS
WITH MAYDAY PARADE, A ROCKET TO THE MOON, THERE FOR TOMORROW, AND STEREO SKYLINE
TOUR TO FOCUS ON 14 YEAR OLD PATRICK PEDRAJA AND HIS WORLD CHANGING EFFORTS.
DIAGNOSED WITH LEUKEMIA AT AGE 10, PAT STARTED NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DRIVING FOR DONORS WHEN HE LEARNED
HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE DYING BECAUSE THEY COULDN’T FIND A BONE MARROW MATCH.
TOUR SETS GOAL OF REGISTERING 2010 PEOPLE FOR THE NATIONAL MARROW REGISTRY
TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED, TICKET PRE-SALE BEGINS TODAY

tixx1.artistarena.com/takeactiontour
Hopeless Records, through its non profit organization Sub City, is pleased to once again bring you the Take Action Tour. This year the tour will spotlight Patrick Pedraja and the need to get people signed up for the National Marrow Registry. Presented by Hot Topic, the tour will feature headliner WE THE KINGS, in addition to MAYDAY PARADE, A ROCKET TO THE MOON, THERE FOR TOMORROW, and STEREO SKYLINE (on select dates). The annual nationwide charity tour, now in its ninth year, raises funds and awareness for youth involvement in charitable action. The tour will kick off in Atlanta, GA on January 25th and end on March 2nd in Dallas, TX. Pre-sale tickets can be bought now at: tixx1.artistarena.com/takeactiontour.
Every year, thousands of people get life-threatening diseases like leukemia and lymphoma that can be treated with cellular therapies such as a marrow transplant. Seventy percent of patients do not have a matched donor in their family so they depend on the life saving action of people who sign up for the National Marrow Registry and it’s as easy as a cotton swab of the cheek and two simple forms.
Driving For Donors exists to draw donors, attention, and funds to this cause. The non profit organization is the brainchild of now 14-year-old Patrick Pedraja who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 10. In 2007, at age 11, Patrick and his family started Driving For Donors and traveled around the country in a special "Donormobile" with the mission of signing people up for the National Marrow Registry to help find bone marrow matches for people in need of a transplant. Since then they have added over 22,000 donors to the registry, saved more than 24 people’s lives with matches and helped raise over $100,000 for tissue typing fees and drive expenses by selling advertising on Patrick’s bald head. Patrick has been honored by the United States Congress, CNN Heroes, DoSomething.org and has appeared on numerous television shows to promote this cause.
10% of the cost of each ticket sold is donated to further this cause making each person attending the Take Action Tour an active participant in making the world a better place. In addition Take Action is offering fans an opportunity to personally help save a life with onsite registration for the National
Marrow Registry available at every tour stop. Registration is simple and only requires the donor to be between the ages of 18 and 61, have a desire to help save a life, and have time for a quick cheek swab and simple paperwork. Registering is much easier than most people think and information about the entire process can be found at BeTheMatch.org. Those under 18 will have plenty of ways to support the cause as well and they can learn more at each show or by visiting drivingfordonors.com.
Presenting sponsor Hot Topic has worked with the Take Action Tour since the tour's inception in 1999 and their commitment to helping make a positive impact continues to be as strong in 2010 as it has ever been. The music lifestyle mall retailer (hottopic.com) is a natural fit as a presenter, because they demonstrate a passion for music in everything they do. Expect to see the bands from the tour making several special appearances at local Hot Topic locations throughout the tour. Also generously supporting the 2010 tour is MySpace Music, Alternative Press Magazine, Absolutepunk.net, Hopeless Records, S-Curve Records, Atlantic Records, and Fueled By Ramen Records.
The tour's headliners We The Kings, a MySpace Music “Introducing” artist, have been exciting fans everywhere lately with their hit song Heaven Can Wait climbing the top 40 radio chart for several weeks and their sophomore album Smile Kid very recently released on December 8th. The band describes their enthusiasm for the tour, "Not only are we really excited to be on tour with some of our best friends, we also get to support a cause that we feel strongly about. We recently had a conversation with Patrick from Driving for Donors and his enthusiasm and passion for the cause was really contagious. We want to make this year's Take Action Tour the biggest and best it's ever been, by making people aware and getting them registered."
Mayday Parade is currently supporting their October major label debut Anywhere But Here. Derek Sanders, vocalist for the band, says of his band’s involvement with Take Action, "The great thing about the Take Action Tour is that it brings people together for a good cause! We're happy to be able to use our music in a positive way, and we are excited to tour with a bunch of great bands."
Drummer Andrew Cook of A Rocket To The Moon, who released their latest album On Your Side in October, notes, "I first discovered the Take Action Tour in the form of the Plea for Peace/Take Action tour in 2002. That night I saw The Lawrence Arms, Common Rider, The International Noise Conspiracy, Shai Hulud, Snapcase, and Thursday. It left an indelible impression on me as a musician and listener. I heard the bands talk about suicide prevention, and how important it was, and I felt like I was a part of something bigger by simply being there, like my dollar was not just going into someone's pocket who promoted the show. I was inspired to go home and research the cause and the tour itself, and in turn stumbled upon a number of other related issues I cared about."
Hopeless Records’ own charity-minded band, There For Tomorrow, released their debut album A Little Faster in June of this year. The band says of the tour, "We are always on the lookout for opportunities that involve a cause far outside of ourselves. We're honored to finally be a part of valiant efforts like those of the heroic youngin' Pat Pedraja. There are many organizations that flatter themselves with the title "non-profit", but it is 100% reassuring and refreshing to see the proof of his work in the 20k+ donors he has gotten to join the ranks in the fight against leukemia. We're nothing short of ready when it comes to trekking the U.S. another time with this cause behind us. Take Action '10 will be a breath of fresh air for the artists/workers involved and the audiences alike. Thanks Hopeless/Sub City and all our homies that will share the stage w/ us. Let's make a difference!"
Stereo Skyline will join the tour on February 12th and are currently in Los Angeles recording material for the band's upcoming record.
The Take Action Tour is always comprised of the brightest up-and-coming stars of tomorrow. Previous acts involved include: The Plain White T's, All Time Low, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Paramore, Every Time I Die, Jimmy Eat World, Avenged Sevenfold, Hawthorne Heights, Chiodos, Thrice, Anti-Flag, Silverstein, Dillinger Escape Plan, and many more.

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, We Are The In Crowd, and many more. Throughout its 15-year history, Hopeless Records has released more than 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 banner 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 nearly $2 million dollars for over 50 non-profit organizations.

About Hot Topic: Hot Topic, Inc. is a mall and web based specialty retailer operating the Hot Topic concept, as well as the e-space music discovery concept, ShockHound. Hot Topic offers music/pop culture-licensed and music/pop culture-influenced apparel, accessories, music and gift items for young men and women principally between the ages of 12 and 22. ShockHound (www.shockhound.com) is a one-stop, genre-spanning music website where people of all ages can purchase MP3s and music merchandise, share their music interests, and read music news and editorial content. As of December 10, 2009, the company operated 681 Hot Topic stores in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and Internet stores www.hottopic.com and www.shockhound.com.

More information for the 2010 Take Action Tour will be announced shortly along with information about the annual Take Action Compilation.

2010 Take Action Tour Dates
1/25 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
1/26 Rocketown - Nashville, TN
1/27 Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
1/28 House of Blues - Chicago, IL
1/29 Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
1/30 The Rave II - Milwaukee, WI
1/31 The Crofoot Ballroom - Pontiac, MI
2/01 House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
2/02 Phoenix Concert Hall - Toronto, ON
2/04 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
2/05 Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
2/06 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
2/08 Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
2/09 Bourbon St Ballroom - Baltimore, MD
2/11 House of Blues - Orlando, FL
2/12 State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
2/13 Floyds Music Store - Tallahassee, FL
2/15 House of Blues - Houston, TX
2/16 Las Palmas Event Center - McAllen, TX
2/17 Emo's - Austin, TX
2/19 The Rock- Tucson, AZ
2/20 House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
2/21 House of Blues - Hollywood, CA
2/22 Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
2/23 Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
2/24 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
2/26 Murray Theater - Salt Lake City, UT
2/27 Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
2/28 Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
3/01 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
3/02 The Door - Dallas, TX

TakeActionTour.com
MySpace.com/takeactiontour
Drivingfordonors.com
MySpace.com/wethekings
MySpace.com/maydayparade
MySpace.com/arockettothemoon
MySpace.com/therefortomorrow
MySpace.com/stereoskyline

Check out this video create by Kill Brand Clothing and Zack Merrick in All Time Low

Check out this new video that Kill Brand and Zack Merrick (All Time Low) made about the new Zack Merrick Collection of clothing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqeqF14t3Ac

For more info:
www.killbrand.com
www.myspace.com/alltimelow

THE DUDES – BLOOD, GUTS, BRUISES, CUTS

ALBUM TITLE CURSES CALGARY BAND
What they say must be true, as after The Dudes released their album titled Bloods, Guts, Bruises, Cuts earlier this year the band (and others involved in the making and development of it) has suffered nothing but. Take for example their photographer Randy who took shots for the album and next thing you know he falls into a parked car and needs staples in his head. Or Megan who shows up at the shooting for the video ‘Girl Police’ and breaks her ankle within the hour.
None compares, however, to the injuries that the band themselves have sustained. Two days before heading out on tour lead singer/guitarist Dan Vacon’s white BMX took him down the highway of hurt resulting in 12 staples to the head and a broken collarbone. A month later drummer Scott Ross borrows and bails on the same bike to end up missing 3 of his front teeth, a bunch of his face, and a piece of his moustache. Witnesses say he got up swinging like he was in a fight. Eerily enough it was the same intersection in Calgary where both accidents happened.
Most recently Vacon crashed into a tree skiing at Lake Louise and broke the other side of his collarbone. Again two days before leaving out on tour. Last week the band got caught in a blizzard and while hailing a cab Ross slipped and got dragged 30 feet underneath the bumper of an oncoming car. With both knees busted, Scott can’t yet walk but still somehow manages to rock.

* Vacon with broken collarbone bruise named Bruce

* Ross with broken face, broken teeth, and broken moustache

Blood, Guts, Bruises, Cuts? Exactly. Don’t be surprised if their next album foresees the title Millions Sold, Millions Made.

Nominated for a CBC Radio 3 Bucky Award for their offstage antics and voted Calgary’s favourite band for the last 4 years, FFWD Weekly calls them “a rock band capable of taking on the world at large.” These guys rock as hard as their injuries do. Catch The Dudes bloodied, gutted, bruised, and cut on their remaining tour dates.

Dec 9th – Toronto, ON – The Dakota Tavern
Dec 10th – Toronto, ON – The Dakota Tavern
Dec 11th – Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge
Dec 12th – Hamilton, ON – Club Absinthe
Dec 14th – Thunder Bay, ON – Black Pirates Pub

For music and more info: www.myspace.com/wearethedudes

First Ever MusicSheBlogged Interview with MONEEN!

That's right, you heard me.
Moneen motherfuckers.
Believe it.

Sarah from MusicSheBlogged sits down with Erik and Steve of Moneen before their show at the MOD Club this Thursday, so stay tuned for the video soon after!

I'm Sarah. I do what I want.

WE ARE THE IN CROWD RELEASE "NEVER BE WHAT YOU WANT" AS NEW DIGITAL SINGLE TODAY/BAND ON TOUR NOW!

WE ARE THE IN CROWD RELEASE “NEVER BE WHAT YOU WANT” AS NEW DIGITAL SINGLE TODAY.
FIND THE SONG STREAMING AT PUREVOLUME.COM/WEARETHEINCROWD


WE ARE THE IN CROWD, currently the Number One band on the play charts at Purevolume.com, has released the brand new single “Never Be What You Want” on iTunes and all other digital service providers. The song is also now streaming at www.purevolume.com/wearetheincrowd.
The Poughkeepsie, NY quartet is currently on tour with Select Start, and Action Item, as well as on select dates with The Hoodies, and The Right Coast, through the end of the month before teaming up with Secret Secret Dino Club in the New Year.
Formed in 2009, WE ARE THE IN CROWD recently signed to independent label Hopeless Records and has already had its first single “For The Win” featured on MTV’s “The Hills.”
Armed with a unique combination of both male and female vocals, the band has created an honest, emotional sound that embodies everything you want to say but don’t know how to. 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 lyric and every chord.

Catch WE ARE THE IN CROWD on Tour Now:
12/10 Marietta, GA – Swayze’s
12/11 Charleston, SC – The Oasis
12/12 Virginia Beach, VA – Club Relevant
12/13 South Hackensack, NJ – School of Rock
12/18 Marlboro, NJ – Marlboro Rec Center
12/27 Freehold, NJ – Freehold VFW (w/ The Hoodies, and The Right Coast)
12/28 New York, NY – Angels & Kings (w/ The Hoodies, and The Right Coast)
12/29 Hamden, CT – The Space (w/ The Hoodies, and The Right Coast)
12/30 Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon (w/ The Hoodies, and The Right Coast)

Dates w/ Secret Secret Dino Club

1/22 Westport, CT – Toquet Hall
1/23 Bedford, MA – Accu-Billiards
1/24 Amityville, NY – Broadway
1/26 New York, NY – Studio at Webster Hall
1/30 Rochester, MI - American Legion Hall
1/31 Toledo, OH – Frankie’s
2/02 Jeannette, PA – Keynote Café
2/03 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Café
2/04 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Café Metropolis
2/05 Vineland, NJ – Hangar 84
2/06 Freehold, NJ – Freehold VFW

For more information on WE ARE THE IN CROWD please see www.myspace.com/wearetheincrowd.

RAISED BY SWANS – NO GHOSTLESS PLACE

CD RELEASE PARTY – DECEMBER 11TH – THE HORSESHOE
London, Ontario’s Raised by Swans has built a small but devoted international audience with their critically-acclaimed, independent debut, Codes and Secret Longing (2005), and we're tremendously excited to announce the upcoming release of No Ghostless Place. This Friday, December 11th at The Horseshoe Tavern celebrates the official CD release party and the bands first performance in over a year and a half. It’s also the first chance to score a copy of the album, still warm from the manufacturing plant.
“Singer Eric Howden has a voice that registers with angels”- Exclaim! Magazine
Haunting and atmospheric, the band has drawn comparisons to Sigur Ros, Mew, and The Cure. No Ghostless Place is a 13-song album with all music and lyrics written by Eric Howden (formerly of The Gandharvas) and mastered by Andy Magoffin whose producing credits include The Constantines, Great Lake Swimmers, and The Hidden Cameras. Raised by Swans is Eric Howden (vocals, guitar), Alex Wright (guitar), Andy Magoffin (bass), and Brady Parr (drums).
"Raised by Swans know how to write shimmery, sprawling, sensitive epics and producer Andy Magoffin knows how to make them sound just right." - EYE Weekly

Friday, December 11th
The Horseshoe Tavern
Raised By Swans w/ Bellewoods, Old World Vulture, The Cheap Speakers


New songs and more info here: www.raisedbyswans.com
And here: www.myspace.com/raisedbyswans

NICO VEGA POSTS LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR "GRAVITY"‏

Los Angeles rock trio NICO VEGA has just released a live performance music video recorded at the famed Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip for the track “Gravity.” View the video online now at http://vimeo.com/7476708.
The band will be filming the official “Gravity” video in January for release the following month, but in the meantime please do watch as NICO VEGA delivers a knockout performance of the song at a recent hometown show.
Known for its intense and frenetic performances that do not disappoint, NICO VEGA’S new video for “Gravity” shows the band in its element as lead singer Aja plays priestess, shaman and rock star onstage. A bit Patti Smith with the sex appeal and swagger of a ‘70s rock star, she leads an all-out assault on the senses that leaves audiences satiated and exhausted.

For more information see www.myspace.com/nicovega.

Make sure to catch NICO VEGA on tour now.

Dec 7 – Washington, DC @ The Red and Black
Dec 10 – Cambridge, MA @ The Bears
Dec 11 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Dec 13 – Cleveland, OH @ Pirates Cove
Dec 14 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Dec 15 – Chicago, IL @ Shubas
Dec 18 – Denver, CO @ Bender’s Tavern
Dec 19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge
Dec 20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Wasted Space

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday December 8th, 2009:

30 Seconds To Mars - This Is War
As Bold As Lions - EP
Chris Brown - Graffiti
Jimmy Buffet - Buffet Hotel
The Clipse - Til The Casket Drops
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Pin Points and Gin Joints
7dayBinge (featuring members of 3 Doors Down, Muzik Mafia and Kid Rock's band) - S/T
Snoop Dogg - Malice In Wonderland
Timbaland - Timbaland Presents Shock Value 2
Westlife - Where We Are
We The Kings - Smile Kid

Never Shout Never Reveals Album Cover Art and Track Listing for Upcoming Loveway Records/Sire Debut What Is Love?

Video for the Title Track to Premiere on MySpace on December 15
Loveway Records/Sire has revealed the cover art and track-listing for What Is Love? — the debut album from 18-year-old singer-songwriter and guitarist Christofer Drew, who records under the name Never Shout Never. The album, which was produced by Butch Walker (Weezer, Katy Perry, Pete Yorn) and recorded in both Los Angeles and London at the world-famous Abbey Road Studio, will be released by Loveway Records/Sire on January 26th, 2010. Please see below for the full track-listing.
A video for the title track to What is Love? will premiere exclusively on MySpace on December 15th. On December 8th, Never Shout Never will release a new physical EP exclusively through clothing retailer Hot Topic, which features two songs from What Is Love? (“Jane Doe” and “What is Love?”), a live track (“Big City Dreams”), a b-side (“She’s Got Style”), plus two music videos (“On the Brightside” and a live video of “Trouble”). Physical copies will be available for purchase exclusively at Hot Topic stores nationwide. The digital version will be available for purchase from all digital service providers on December 15th, as well as through www.shockhound.com and www.nevershoutnever.com.
Drew will hit the road in January for a solo acoustic tour in support of What Is Love? He will also perform a series of very special shows backed by a string quartet in December. Never Shout Never recently completed a headlining tour, culling tunes from What Is Love?, as well as from the three EP’s Drew released on his own Loveway Records: The Yippee EP, the Me & My Uke EP, and The Summer EP, which broke into the iTunes Top 10 Album chart in June. Please visit www.nevershoutnever.com for all upcoming tour dates.
In other Never Shout Never news, Drew took home the coveted “Breaking Woodie” Award at the MTVu Woodie Awards on November 19th.

The track listing for What Is Love? is as follows:
1. Love is Our Weapon
2. Jane Doe
3. Can't Stand It
4. Sacrilegious
5. I Love You 5
6. California
7. What is Love?
8. The Past

www.nevershoutnever.com

WENDY'S / MYSPACE RECORDS "FRESH FACES" CAMPAIGN DEBUTS LATEST EPISODE FEATURING LOCKSLEY

TWO MORE EPISODES WILL PREMIERE WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9 & 16 MARKING AN END TO THE GROUNDBREAKING SERIES BREAKING NEW ARTISTS ON THE VERGE.
3-SONG LOCKSLEY EP 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 consists of 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 has 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 first episode of the final series installment featuring Madison, WI’s self-described, “doo-wop punk” outfit, Locksley (www.myspace.com/locksley) is up now at www.myspace.com/wendys. Previously featured was Charleston, SC alternative pop rock artist Friends For Hire (www.myspace.com/friendsforhire) and LA hip hop artist IamOMNI (www.myspace.com/IamOMNI).

About LOCKSLEY:
Locksley’s penchant for melody and up-tempo, sing-along-friendly songs has drawn comparisons to everyone from the Beatles and Kinks to the Cure and the Strokes. Locksley self-released their debut album “Don’t Make Me Wait” in 2007. Considerable touring followed, including a stint as both the opener and backing band for Kinks legend Ray Davies, as well as performances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Late Night With Conan O’Brien”. 2008 saw the release of a 3-song Locksley RockBand pack, a feature as MTV’s Artist of the Week and several high-profile song placements, including the movie Cloverfield. Their sophomore album, “Be In Love” is set to hit stores January 26th, 2010.

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.

Dashboard, touring with Bon Jovi... WHAT THE FUCK

That's right, Dashboard is supporting Bon Jovi on their tour, like seriously what. the. fuck.

Retarded.

Here are the dates:
February 19, 2010 Seattle, WA Key Arena
February 22, 2010 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
February 24, 2010 Phoenix, AZ Jobing.com Arena
February 26, 2010 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
March 2, 2010 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
March 4, 2010 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
March 6, 2010 Las Vegas, NV MGM
March 8, 2010 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
March 9, 2010 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
March 11, 2010 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
March 13, 2010 Fargo, ND Fargodome
March 15, 2010 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
March 17, 2010 Detroit, MI The Palace
March 19, 2010 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
March 20, 2010 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
March 23, 2010 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
March 24, 2010 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
March 29, 2010 Washington, DC Verizon Center
April 13, 2010 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
April 15, 2010 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena
April 17, 2010 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
April 18, 2010 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center
April 21, 2010 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
April 22, 2010 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena

REEL BIG FISH ANNOUNCE TRIO OF SO CAL "WINTER INFORMAL" HOLIDAY SHOWS

BAND TO HEADLINE KEDJ NEW YEARS BLOCK PARTY IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ ON 12/31
MASSIVELY MASSIVE OVERSEAS TOUR KICKS OFF JAN 14TH IN RUSSIA
FANS CAN EXPECT NEW ALBUM THIS SUMMER


Reel Big Fish had a bang-up 2009 with not ONE, but TWO releases: the studio album, Fame, Fortune, and Fornication and the Live! In Concert! DVD, as well as a U.S. tour with Two-Tone legends The English Beat. Now, the perennial Ska Masters will be ringing in the holidays with a series of three Southern California shows (LA, OC and San Diego) that the band is dubbing the Winter Informal, and a headlining gig at the KEDJ-sponsored, Ultimate New Years Eve Block Party in Scottsdale, AZ on 12/31.
In 2010, the ‘Fish will play a short string of US dates before kicking off a ginourmous overseas tour that will find them playing for audiences in Russia, the UK, Scotland, Holland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Australia. The tour kicks off January 14 in St. Petersburg, Russia and wraps up March 5th in Honolulu, HI.
Formed in the ‘burbs of Orange County, CA in the early 90’s, Reel Big Fish has gone on to release 6 full-length studio releases, headline countless tours all over the world and amass combined sales of over a million albums.
Reel Big Fish is currently holed up in the studio, working on a new album to be released this summer.
Reel Big Fish’s Live! In Concert DVD and the studio album Fame, Fortune, and Fornication are both available now.

Reel Big Fish On Tour:
Dec 27 2009
Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

Dec 28 2009
Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Downtown Disney

Dec 29 2009
San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Dec 31 2009
Scottsdale, AZ @ Scottsdale’s Ultimate Block Party

Jan 6 2010
Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

Jan 7 2010
Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

Jan 8 2010
Boise, ID – Knitting Factory

Jan 9 2010
Murray, UT – Murray Theater

Jan 10 2010
Reno, NV – Knitting Factory

Jan 14 2010
Russia/ St. Petersburg @ Glavclub

Jan 15 2010
Russia/ Moscow @ Glavclub

Jan 17 2010
UK @ Plymouth University

Jan 18 2010
UK @ Bristol 02 Academy

Jan 19 2010
UK @ Portsmouth Pyramids

Jan 20 2010
UK @ Oxford 02 Academy

Jan 21 2010
UK @ Norwich UEA

Jan 22 2010
UK @ Manchester Academy

Jan 23 2010
Scotland @ Glasgow 02 Academy

Jan 24 2010
UK @ Newcastle 02 Academy

Jan 25 2010
UK @ Birmigham 02 Academy

Jan 26 2010
UK @ Leeds Metropolitain Uni

Jan 27 2010
UK @ Nottingham Rock City

Jan 28 2010
UK @ London Koko

Jan 29 2010
UK @ London Koko

Jan 30 2010
Belgium @ Brussels Botanique

Jan 31 2010
Holland @ Utrecht Tivoli

Feb 1 2010
Holland @ Eindhoven Effenaar

Feb 2 2010
Germany @ Hamburg Grunspan

Feb 3 2010
Germany @ Berlin Magnet

Feb 4 2010
Germany @ Frankfurt Batschkapp

Feb 5 2010
Germany @ Stuttgart Wagenhalle

Feb 6 2010
Germany @ Munster Sputnikhalle

Feb 7 2010
Germany @ Koln Gloria

Feb 8 2010
Germany @ Munich backstage

Feb 9 2010
Austria @ Graz Orpheum

Feb 10 2010
Austria @ Vienna Arena

Feb 11 2010
Swizterland @ Zurich Abart

Feb 20 2010
Australia @ Soundwave Festival 2010 Brisbane

Feb 21 2010
Australia @ Soundwave Festival 2010 Sydney

Feb 26 2010
Australia @ Soundwave Festival 2010 Melbourne

Feb 27 2010
Australia @ Soundwave Festival 2010 Adelaide

Mar 1 2010
Australia @ Soundwave Festival 2010 Perth

Mar 5 2010
Honolulu, HI – Pipeline Café


For more information see www.myspace.com/reelbigfish

KILL BRAND TO LAUNCH NEW CLOTHING LINE FEATURING THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF ALL TIME LOW BASSIST ZACK MERRICK

THE ZACK MERRICK LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION GOES ON SALE EVERYWHERE DECEMBER 4
ALL PHOTOGRAPHS PERSONALLY SHOT AND EDITED BY ZACK MERRICK

Kill Brand, the burgeoning lifestyle brand based out of Asbury Park, NJ, is teaming up with All Time Low bassist Zack Merrick for a limited edition collection of clothing featuring the original photography of the musician.
From the bright lights of the stage, to the parking lot after the show, to long hauls to the next city, life is different for a musician on the road. It is with this idea in mind that KIll Brand/Kids Into Living Life is proud to collaborate with Zack Merrick for a special fashion collection to be released with the company’s Winter 2009 line.
See life through the eyes of a true road warrior. The pictures tell the story of a band on the run. The excitement, the tension and the anticipation of young musicians on the rise is visible in each frame.
Jonathan Smith, Kill Brand founder and former member of Tokyo Rose, explains how he teamed up with Merrick: “Zack and I were friends first, and he has always supported Kill Brand. I was looking at his computer one day and I said, ‘This picture is so sick who took it?’ He said, ‘Oh, I just mess around in my spare time and take photos while I'm on tour.’ We thought that collaborating his prints and our clothing would be a great outlet for people to appreciate Zack's photos, instead of just having them hung on a wall.”
The Zack Merrick Collection by Kill Brand is available December 4th at killbrand.com and in stores across the country and around the world.

About Kill Brand:
Kill Brand seeks to provide a unified creative response to a new generation who infuse their lives with passion and excitement. Kill Brand pushes the limits of expression, unifying the realms of art, music, and beyond. Kill Brand infuses love and enthusiasm to create a clothing line that reflects the style in us all.

In 2001, Kill Brand was created by musician, Jonathan Smith. While on tour in the band Tokyo Rose (SideCho Records), Jonny ran into a problem -- no clean t-shirts. With a hot pink T-shirt and black spray paint in hand, Jonny randomly “graffitied” K-I-L-L across the front of the T and took the stage. This fresh trend took punk rock fans by storm. Before long, Jonny was designing, spray-painting, and selling his T's out of the back of the tour van. As demand grew, Jonny invested in a screen-printing machine to keep up with supply. Jonny personally screen-printed every item by hand with his signature, KILL. Kill Brand's notoriety grew as Jonny left Tokyo Rose and pursued promoting the apparel at music festivals across the U.S.

Kill Brand designs are requested by stylists from GQ Magazine, featured in Alternative Press, and Wonka Vision Magazine, and worn by celebrities Seth Green, Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Steven of Steven's Untitled Rock Show, Nicole Richie, Ashlee Simpson, and Jessica Simpson. Bands like Second Hand Serenade, Fall Out Boy, The Used, My Chemical Romance, and countless others all are fans of the line. Kill Brand is currently available in Tilly's, Hot Topic, Zumiez, and over 400 retail stores worldwide.

For more info on Kill Brand please see www.killbrand.com.

All Time Low is currently on tour, for more info see www.myspace.com/alltimelow.

Skindred are BACK BITCHES!

Fresh off their recent soldout UK tour, Skindred are back on North American soil to destroy the dance floor! Their only Canadian date is coming up:

http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectio

What else is happening with the band you ask?
New video, getting played at FUSE - http://bielerbros.com/transfer/Skindred/stand-for-something_video/StandForSomething-Video_H264.mp4

New single impacting radio - http://bielerbros.com/media/skindred/audio/sfs.mp3

Played Sonisphere UK w/Linkin Park & Metallica this summer

Nominated for Golden God "Best Live Band" by Metal Hammer

KKKKK in Kerrang

Toured the US and Canada with Disturbed this year.

http://www.myspace.com/skindred

FAKE PROBLEMS ADDED TO MTV/ ADD NEW TOUR DATES

Fake Problems video for "Diamond Rings" has been added to MTVU this week. The band has also nominated in the MTVU "Freshman" which requires fans to vote for the best Freshman video of the week! Fake Problems are currently on tour with Thursday and the Dillinger Escape Plan and have also announced that they will be heading back to the UK next April for a headlining run of shows in support their current release "It's Great to be Alive". Get more info on the band and their tour dates at http://sideonedummy.com/fake-problems

NEW CASUALTIES VIDEO POSTED

MySpace.com is currently and exclusively featuring the new Casualties video for "We Are All We Have" the title track from their latest album, which has the same name as the single. The Casualties are currently supporting "We Are All We Have" in South America and will be returning to the States in late December to play some dates with Hatebreed!! Check out the video here!

Exclusive New Song From Motion City Soundtrack!


Check out Motion City Soundtracks' new song "Her Words Destroyed My Planet" at SPIN here!

It's okay.

HOPELESS RECORDS' WE ARE THE IN CROWD ON TOUR; "FOR THE WIN" AVAILABLE NOW ON iTUNES; NEW JAN 2010 DATES ANNOUNCED

WE ARE THE IN CROWD ON TOUR
NEW SINGLE “FOR THE WIN” AVAILABLE NOW ON iTUNES
BAND ON TOUR: NEW JANUARY DATES WITH SECRET SECRET DINO CLUB ANNOUNCED


Hopeless Records latest signing We Are The In Crowd is on tour now with Select Start and Action Item. New January 2010 dates with Secret Secret Dino Club have just been announced (see dates below).
The Poughkeepsie, NY four piece’s current single, “For The Win” is available now on iTunes. The track was featured in an episode of MTV’s The Hills earlier this month.
Armed with a unique combination of both male and female vocals, We Are The In Crowd has created frank, 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/ Select Start and Action Item]
11/30/2009 Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigby’s [w/ TBA]
12/02/2009 Wilmington, NC – Soapbox Laundro Lounge [w/ Action Item ONLY]
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

[w/ Secret Secret Dino Club]
*1/22/2010 Westport, CT – Toquet Hall
*1/23/2010 Bedford, MA – Accu-Billiards
*1/24/2010 Amityville, NY – Broadway
*1/26/2010 New York, NY – Studio at Webster Hall
*1/30/2010 Rochester, MI - American Legion Hall
*1/31/2010 Toledo, OH – Frankie’s
*2/02/2010 Jeannette, PA – Keynote Café
*2/03/2010 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Café
*2/04/2010 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Café Metropolis
*2/05/2010 Vineland, NJ – Hangar 84
*2/06/2010 Freehold, NJ – Freehold VFW