Castevet - Name Change / On Tour

As Chicago's Castevet prepares for a short holiday tour across the Midwest and East Coast with Stay Ahead Of The Weather, the emo-punk quartet has announced that it will be changing its name to CSTVT.
While the transition will be gradual, the band's upcoming full-length on new label home Run For Cover Records - as well as its 7" label debut due out next month - will reflect the name change. On tour, CSTVT will actually have an extremely limited number of 50 test pressings of the 2-song 7" for sale. Each will feature exclusive tour-only screen-printed jackets.
Previous releases such as Summer Fences and the outfit's most recent LP on Tiny Engines, the critically acclaimed The Echo & The Light, will continue to reflect the old name. That is, until all existing copies have been sold and the records need to be repressed.
On that note, Tiny Engines has six copies of The Echo & The Light 12" remaining. Grab one of these first pressings here before they're gone!

TOUR w/ Stay Ahead Of The Weather
DEC 26 - Howell, MI @ Howell Opera House W/ Koji, The Felix Culpa
DEC 27 - Bethlehem, PA @ Fountain Hill American Legion w/ Street Smart Cyclist, My Heart To Joy
DEC 28 - Harrisburg, PA @ Midtown Scholar w/ Koji, Balance and Composure
DEC 29 - Brooklyn, NY @ Emerald City w/ Agent, Daytrader
DEC 30 - New Haven, CT @ Cookie Jar w/ Snowing, The World Is A Beautiful Place ...
DEC 31 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ Snowing, Everyone Everywhere
JAN 01 - Akron, OH @ It's A Kling Thing
JAN 02 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/ Bongripper, Coping

The Ruby Spirit Live at the Toronto Underground Cinema

Date: Saturday, January 8th, 2010

Location: The Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina)

Cost: $8

The show will begin at 9:00 pm

The Ruby Spirit takes the stage at 12:00am (midnight)

Additional Acts: Heartbeat Hotel, Lovely Killbots and Young Doctors In Love

Octaves - US Tour

Beginning on January 1st, 2011, Baltimore's Octaves will embark on a month-long tour of the United States in support of its newest album, Greener Pastures, which was released earlier this year by Hotfoot Records.
Joining the Maryland five-piece will be recent Topshelf Records signees Caravels (Las Vegas, NV). The two bands will be touring throughout much of the Midwest and Southwest, as well as a two-week run along the West Coast. Also appearing for a five-date stretch will be Denver, CO's Solar Bear.
Though Octaves takes its hardcore cues from the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, The Chariot and Pg. 99, Greener Pastures brings a certain level of melody and experimental acumen to the mix as well. Sure, these eight blistering tracks may find their biggest fans in those who prefer their music to be chaotic and absolutely relentless, but the band's tendency to play around with intriguing soundscapes will attract more than just the casual listener. It's here where the fractured structures and turn-on-a-dime dynamics share equal billing with the outfit's ability to serve songs with a spoonful of something sweeter, putting Octaves at the top of the hardcore heap and making the possibility of future endeavors all the more exciting.
On that note, Octaves has been writing songs for its next full-length, and in February it will begin pre-production with Mike York from fellow Baltimore brothers-in-arms, Pianos Become The Teeth. Final recording plans are TBA, but expect more substantial touring in March and April.
Currently the band is streaming several tracks from Greener Pastures on its myspace page and you can download album opener "Fix The Fern Back" here (free mp3).

JAN 01 - Chicago, IL @ Pancho's w/ Cave Bear, Beggars
JAN 02 - Waterloo, IA @ Amvets Post 19
JAN 03 - Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre w/ Solar Bear
JAN 04 - Reno, NV @ The Holland Project w/ Caravels, Solar Bear
JAN 05 - Sacramento, CA @ The Naked Lounge w/ Caravels, Solar Bear
JAN 06 - Redding, CA @ Bombay’s Bar w/ Caravels, Solar Bear
JAN 07 - Portland, OR @ The Basement w/ Caravels, Solar Bear
JAN 08 - Seattle, WA @ Josephine w/ Caravels
JAN 09 - Olympia, WA @ The Snake Pit w/ Caravels
JAN 12 - Ukiah, CA @ The Mix w/ Caravels
JAN 13 - Santa Rosa, CA @ Unity Music w/ Caravels
JAN 14 - Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman w/ Caravels
JAN 16 - San Jose, CA @ Texas Toast House w/ Caravels
JAN 17 - Fresno, CA @ Chinatown Youth Center w/ Caravels
JAN 18 - Newbury Park, CA @ The Hot Chocolate w/ Caravels
JAN 20 - Riverside, CA @ Back to the Grind w/ Caravels
JAN 21 - San Diego, CA @ Che Café w/ Caravels
JAN 22 - Las Vegas, CA @ Meathead’s w/ Caravels
JAN 23 - Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
JAN 24 - Albuquerque, NM @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
JAN 25 - Pueblo, CO @ The Red Raven
JAN 26 - Kansas City, MO @ The Salt Water Taffy House w/ Canyons, Foreign Theaters, Landlocked
JAN 27 - Louisville, KY @ TBA (need help - email
JAN 28 - Wheeling, WV @ Yesterday's w/ Ancient Shores
JAN 29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose w/ Girlfight

The Johnstones on Tour! FINALLY!

Toronto’s most notorious ska act, aka the nomadic party, The Johnstones have just finalized their first tour of 2011. The short string of dates will take them around Southern Ontario and Montreal, with support from The Street Pharmacy, The Rebel Emergency, and Mean Tangerine on all dates. Check out the dates below.

Thursday January 6th – St. Catherines @ L3
Friday January 7TH- Burlington @ THE LEGENDARY ROOSTER
Saturday January 8TH – London @ CALL THE OFFICE
Sunday January 09 – Windsor @ THE BLIND DOG
Monday January 10TH – Barrie @ THE MANSION
Tuesdat January 11TH- Hamilton @ THE CASBAH
Thursday January 13TH- Ottawa @ MAVERICKS
Friday January 14TH – Montreal @ THE UNDERWORLD
Saturday January 15TH – Cobourg @ PARK PLAYHOUSE

I Can Make A Mess To Release 7-Inch Through Doghouse Records‏

I Can Make A Mess, which features Ace Enders, formally of The Early November, will release a new 7-inch through Doghouse Records this spring. The 7-inch is called Hole In The Rock and will feature three new songs. Specific release date info will be announced soon.

Hole In The Rock Tracklisting
1. Pleats and Figurines
2. Hole In The Rock
3. When You Wake Up


Go Radio unveils cover art and tracklisting for new album Lucky Street, set for release March 1st, 2011

Go Radio is excited to unveil the cover art and tracklisting for their new album Lucky Street. The album is set for release on March 1st, 2010.

1. Lucky Street
2. Any Other Heart
3. Singing With The King
4. Strength To Stay
5. Swear It Like You Mean It
6. Why I'm Home
7. Kill The Beast
8. Hold On
9. Forever My Father
10. Fight, Fight (Reach for the Sky)
11. House Of Hallways
12. Redemption In The Verse
13. The Truth Is

Lucky Street is the Tallahassee, FL quartet's debut full-length, and the follow up to acclaimed EP Do Overs And Second Chances, that landed at #8 on the the Billboard Heatseekers Chart in April 2010. The album was produced by Tim O'Heir (The All-American Rejects, Hot Rod Circuit, The Starting Line, Say Anything) and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Paramore, New Found Glory, Dashboard Confessional).
Get a glimpse into the making of Lucky Street with Go Radio's new studio video - check it out exclusively on now!

Fresh from a successful run on the Fearless Friends Tour with Mayday Parade, Go Radio has announced that they will be spending a whole summer on Vans Warped Tour 2011 in support of Lucky Street. Stay tuned for more exciting tour news!

Go Radio - Jason Lancaster (vocals), Alex Reed (guitar/vocals), Matt Burns (bass/vocals), Steven Kopacz (drums) - Having wowed crowds across the U.S this year on tour with A Day To Remember, Secondhand Serenade and the Fearless Friends Tour, Go Radio has been rapidly gaining fans thanks to their fantastic live show and heartfelt melodic rock gems. The Floridian four piece is gearing up for a huge 2011 with the release of their goosebump-inducing debut album Lucky Street, and a year on the road in support of the full-length. Listen to Go Radio's epic interpretation of Christmas classic "O Holy Night", taken from Fearless Records' first holiday compilation 'Tis The Season To Be Fearless here.

Vans Warped Tour 2011
6.24 - Dallas, TX @ Center
6.25 - Houston, TX @ The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park
6.26 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
6.29 - Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Practice Field
6.30 - Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
7.01 - Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
7.02 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
7.03 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura County Fairground at Seaside Park
7.06 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Sandstone Amphitheatre
7.07 - Nobelsville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7.08 - Detroit, MI @ TBA
7.09 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7.10 - Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
7.12 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lakes Fields
7.13 - Mansfield, M @ Comcast Center
7.14 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavillion at Montage Mountain
7.15 - Mississauga, ON @ The Flats at Arrow Hall
7.16 - Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
7.17 - Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre
7.19 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
7.20 - Cleveland, OH @ TBA
7.21 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7.22 - Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavillion
7.23 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7.24 - Oceanport, NJ @ Monmouth Park Raceway
7.26 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavillion
7.27 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7.28 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7.29 - Orlando, FL @ Firestone Amphitheatre
7.30 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
7.31 - St. Petersberg, FL @ Vinoy Park
8.01 - Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
8.02 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
8.03 - St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8.05 - Denver, CO @ Invesco Field at Mile High
8.06 - Salt lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
8.07 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavillion
8.09 - San Diego, CA @ Cricket Amphitheatre
8.10 - Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
8.11 - Marysville, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
8.12 - Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre
8.13 - George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre
8.14 - Hillsboro, OR @ Washington County Fairgrounds

Annabel - Holiday Tour

ANNABEL is hitting the road with its friends in Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) to spread a little holiday cheer ... and to support the brand new 7-inch Here We Are Tomorrow. The record was officially released this month on Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, Castevet, Look Mexico, Everyone Everywhere) and pre-orders are shipping now. To grab a copy of this terrific slice of vinyl, go here.

Beginning with the wonderfully charming debut EP, Now That We're Alive, and continuing with the acclaimed 2009 full-length, Each And Everyone (Count Your Lucky Stars), the past three years have found Annabel carving out an exceptionally noteworthy existence for itself within the underground scene. Cranking out richly textured indie-pop tunes - skewed by punk’s rough-around-the-edges urgency and tightened by the DIY community within which the band operates - the Kent, OH quartet has been winning over fans, peers and critics alike with heartfelt songs that are straightforward and immediate enough to be considered catchy yet complex and nuanced enough to warrant careful repeat listens.

Listen to "The Forgetting of Names and Faces" (mp3)

By ratcheting up the the immediacy quotient tenfold and tapping into an even more aggressive punk spirit, Annabel’s newest five-song offering provides a seemingly endless supply of exclamation point moments. While it’s unclear where where time will rank Here We Are Tomorrow amongst the band’s catalog, it unquestionably establishes itself as the juncture when we stopped putting Annabel into the “consistently great” category and promoted it to the “frequently amazing” subset.

DEC 27 - Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre w/ Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Fugue, Wess Meets West, Martin Luther King
DEC 28 - Allston, MA @ O'Briens w/ Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), The Clippers
DEC 29 - Bethlhem, PA @ St. Bernards w/ Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Snowing, For Serious This Time, U.S. Male
DEC 30 - Richmond, VA @ The BP House w/ Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Sundials
DEC 31 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox w/ Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), SWTHRT, DJ Chason
JAN 01 - Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space w/ Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Monument, Hightide Hotel
JAN 02 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks w/ Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), In the Wake of Giants, Hisdayhascome


Following a slew of critical nods and syncs, Graffiti6 again earn major recognition from MTV. In November the group’s single “Stare into the Sun” won mtvU Freshman, and now less than a month later, they have made it on the MTV’s 2011 ARTIST TO WATCH list! This new artist campaign gives the video featured placement and rotation on MTV, AMTV, MTV2, mtvU, and MTV Hits. MTV’s 2011 ARTIST TO WATCH will also be featured on MTV's PUSH the week of 1/3 on MTV and
Graffiti6’s victory on mtvU Freshman last month with “Stare into the Sun” was a result of being voted #1 on the weekly competition, further securing an already internationally adored track. Their tracks have been adored by many popular television series, with “Stare Into the Sun” recently featured in a spot on this season’s premiere episode of Grey’s Anatomy, “Calm the Storm” in CSI NY, and “Stare Into the Sun” again featured in Victoria’s Secret CBS annual fashion special. Abroad, “Annie You Save Me” was featured on Covert Affairs.
Graffiti6 heads into the New Year with wonderful company on MTV’s TOP 10 for 2011 list that features the following artists (in alphabetical order): A Day to Remember, Middle Class Rut, Miguel, New Politics, The Vaccines, Tinie Tempah, Warpaint and Wiz Khalifa.

Check out the official music video for “Stare Into the Sun” here,

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Californication Soundstrack (Season 4)

Those familiar with the hit Showtime Series Californication are undoubtedly excited for the new season to air on January 9th and now here's another reason to be excited... the Season 4 Soundtrack.
On January 11, Arrival Records/Scion Music Group will release Season 4: Music From the Showtime Series Californication, which will include tracks that bring to life many of this seasons storylines, as well as great music and covers from artsits you know and love.
On Californication, David Duchovny stars as TV’s favorite anti-hero, Hank Moody – a hedonistic writer who struggles to raise his teenage daughter Becca, while still carrying a torch for her mother/his ex-girlfriend. This season, Becca joins an all-girl rock band fronted by Pearl, played by singer and actress Zoë Kravitz, called “Queens of Dogtown.”


Queens of Dogtown re-create 3 classic rock tracks for the Soundtrack, Alice in Chains' "Would", The Misfits "Last Caress" and Skid Row's "I Remember You," with all vocals by Zoe Kravitz, that must be heard to be believed.
The soundtrack also incldues an acoustic performance of Tommy Lee covering Motley Crue's "Home Sweet Home" as well as tracks from Warrren Zevon, Shooter Jennings, Eagles of Death Metal, and more.
Every Monday for the next 4 weeks is gong to be Music Monday over at the Californication Facebook page.
Header over now for the first installment and check back every Monday for updates, new music and more.

Pre-Order the Soundtrack from Amazon or Best Buy


"Flow," the haunting final track on Laurie Anderson's June release, Homeland, has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.
Laurie Anderson - "Flow" by Nonesuch Records

Mason Jennings covers The Beatles for the Minnesota Beatle Project

Minnesota native MASON JENNINGS is just one of the many talented artists participating in the second installment of the MINNESOTA BEATLE PROJECT. A compilation of Minnesota artists who come together to cover the classic songs of The Beatles. Their goal is to raise money to benefit the music programs in Minnesota public schools.

Here’s a video clip of Mason Jennings discussing his decision to cover The Beatles song “Child Of Nature” for the compilation.

Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 2 Tracklisting
1 - Good Morning Good Morning – Soul Asylum
2 - Revolution – Total Babe
3 - Child Of Nature – Mason Jennings
4 - Fixing A Hole – Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons (Humans Win! Remix)
5 - Real Love – Lookbook
6 - Happiness Is A Warm Gun – A Night In The Box
7 - It's All Too Much – Polara
8 - Tomorrow Never Knows – Meat Puppets feat. Alison Scott
9 - I Am The Walrus – Pert Near Sandstone
10 - Michelle – The New Standards
11 - And Your Bird Can Sing – Rogue Valley
12 - Dear Boy – P.O.S.
13 - I Want To Hold Your Hand – Edison High School
14 - Golden Slumbers – Communist Daughter
15 - Hey Jude – Sounds Of Blackness
16 - Good Night – Curtiss A’s D’Lando Flaques ffaire *Rockestra


You, Me, And Everyone We Know Announce Touring Plans W/ Hellogoodbye

You, Me, And Everyone We Know have announced they will be joining Hellogoodbye on their headlining tour in early 2011. After that, the band will be joining the Glamour Kills Tour with The Ready Set and Allstar Weekend. All tour dates are listed below.

Lead singer Ben Liebsch will interviewed on Glamour Kills Live Radio today, 12/17 at 6 pm EST. More info can be found at their site:

Also, in the holiday spirit, the band will be releasing a Christmas song called ""We've Got Diggin' Out To Do." Check the song out on Purevolume. The song will be available soon on their Bandcamp page.
Purevolume Link:

Be sure to stop by your local Hot Topic and pick up the Alternative Press Mini Mag with Day To Remember on the cover. YMAEWK is featured in the magazine. It's available for $5 at all stores.

Be sure to pick up the band's new full-length Some Things Don't Wash Out.
District Lines:

Tour Dates
1/21 @ Downtown Brew - San Luis Obispo, CA ^
1/22 @ Troubador - Los Angeles, CA ^
1/23 @ Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ ^
1/25 @ Cambridge Room - Dallas, TX ^
1/26 @ Stubb's - Austin, TX ^
1/27 @ Warehouse Studio @ Houston, TX ^
1/28 @ Parish - New Orleans, LA ^
1/29 @ Phineas Phogg - Pensacola, FL ^
1/30 @ Masquerade - Atlanta, GA ^
2/1 @ The Social - Orlanda, FL ^
2/4 @ New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC ^
2/5 @ Greene Street - Greensboro, NC ^
2/7 @ Jammin Java - Vienna, VA ^
2/8 @ First Unitarian Church - Philadephia, PA ^
2/9 @ Highline Ballroom - New York, NY ^
2/10 @ Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA ^
2/11 @ School of Rock - S. Hackensack, NJ ^
2/12 @ Mr. Small's - Pittsburgh, PA ^
2/13 @ Mod Club - Toronto, ONT ^
3/03 - Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY *
3/04 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA *
3/05 - Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA *
3/06 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD *
3/08 - Greene Street Club - Greensboro, NC *
3/09 - Rocketown - Nashville, TN *
3/10 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA *
3/11 - The Orpheum - Tampa, FL *
3/12 - Freebird Live, Jacksonville, FL *
3/13 - The Social - Orlando, FL *
3/15 - Warehouse Live Studio - Houston, TX *
3/17 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX *
3/18 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX *
3/20 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK *
3/22 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ *
3/23 - Soma Sidestage - San Diego, CA *
3/24 - The Roxy Theatre - West Hollywood, CA *
3/25 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA *
3/26 - Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA *
3/29 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA *
3/31 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT *
4/01 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO *
4/02 - The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE *
4/03 - People's Court - Des Moines, IA *
4/05 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI *
4/06 - The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL *
4/07 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN *
4/08 - The New Loft - Madison, WI *
4/09 - Broadripple - Fort Wayne, IN *

^ w/ Hellogoodbye
* w/ The Ready Set, Allstar Weekend, Downtown Fiction


Fake Problems have announced new Headline shows as well as dates supporting RX Bandits and Murder By Death.

12/27 Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony%
12/29 Norfolk, VA - Jewish Mother Backstage*
12/30 Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
1/16 Hattiesburg, MS - Thirsty Hippo*
1/18 Oklahoma City, OK - Conservatory*
1/20 Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theatre#
1/21 Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas#
1/22 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues#
1/27 San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brewing Company#
1/28 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill#
1/29 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill#
1/30 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo*
2/20 Denver, CO - Summit Bar*
2/23 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock*
2/24 Chicago, IL - Subterranean^
2/25 DeKalb, IL - The House Cafe^
2/26 Lansing, MI - Mac's Bar^
2/28 Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant Street^
3/1 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom^
3/2 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's^
3/3 West Chester, PA - The Note^
3/4 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar^
3/5 Cambridge, MA - Middle East - Downstairs^
3/9 Orlando, FL - The Social^
3/10 Ybor City, FL - The Orpheum^
3/11 Gainesville, FL - Common Grounds^
3/13 Charleston, SC - The Oasis^

* Headline
# w/ Rx Bandits, Native
^ w/ Murder By Death
% w/ Boucing Souls, Lemuria, the Swellers
+ w/ the Flatliners, the Menzingers

Farewell To Freeway Premieres New Song on Noisecreep

FAREWELL TO FREEWAY has teamed up with AOL Noisecreep to premiere a brand new song.
“Liquor? I Don’t Even Know ‘Er” is the first sneak peak off the upcoming album Filthy Habits, out on January 18th.
Vocalist Adam Lambert gives some insight on the new album: "It's kind of a departure musically from previous songs we have written -- edgier and more raw, but still holds the core style that has always been Farewell to Freeway. Every song on 'Filthy Habits' shares the same feeling, while still standing out on their own."

“Liquor? I Don’t Even Know ‘Er” can be heard at the following link:

Pre-order packages for Filthy Habits are also available for only $18 and can be purchased here, at the Victory Records Webstore.

For more information on FAREWELL TO FREEWAY, visit the following links:


The New Year has yet to begin and CLOSE YOUR EYES already have their first quarter of 2011 panned out. Following the previously announced January dates with I See Stars, CLOSE YOUR EYES will be hitting the eastern US with Shai Hulud, Monsters, I The Breather and Counterparts. Dates below. Currently, the band is at home writing for the holidays. Their debut album, We Will Overcome can be purchased here.

w/I See Stars, Abandon All Ships and Us From Outside
Frankie's Toledo OH
London Music Hall London ON
Lost Horizon Syracuse NY
Club Hell Providence RI
Chameleon Club Lancaster PA
Hangar 84 Vineland NJ
Harmony Grange Wilmington DE
Jaxx West Springfield VA
Boney Junes Evansville IN
Broadripple Fort Wayne IN
The House Cafe DeKalb IL
Mixtape Cafe Grand Rapids MI

w/Shai Hulud, Monsters, I The Breather and Counterparts
Peabody’s Cleveland OH
The Archway Center Altoona PA
Smiling Moose Pittsburgh PA
Seven Venue Columbus OH
Rhino’s Bloomington IN
Pop’s Sauget IL
Jaxx West Springfield VA
Eleanor Rigby’s Jermyn PA

In between their non-stop touring, the band spent a few days filming a music video for the second song off We Will Overcome, “The Body”. Touching on the video, guitarist Brett Callaway had this to say: “I love the way this video came out. Eric Richter [director] did a great job portraying the themes of the song in a metaphorical manor and we had a lot of fun doing our performance shots!” Click here to take a look! “The Body” is now available on Rock Band Network.

Dance Gavin Dance’s DOWNTOWN BATTLE MOUNTAIN TOUR 2011 Featuring The Return of Jonny Craig & Jon Mess

Openers To Include Iwrestledabearonce, In Fear and Faith, Close To Home, Just Like Vinyl (Featuring Thomas Erak of The Fall of Troy) And Special DJ Set By Big Chocolate
Tour Launches March 10 in Los Angeles
European Dates Kick Off May 18
Band Confirmed for All of Warped Tour 2011
Long-Awaited ‘Downtown Battle Mountain II’ To Be Released March 8th on Rise Records

Sacramento, CA’s Dance Gavin Dance have laid out details for their upcoming Downtown Battle Mountain Tour 2011, which kicks off March 10th at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The tour marks the official return of original front men Jon Mess and Jonny Craig (Emarosa, Isles & Glaciers).
DGD Drummer Matt Mingus tells fans, “We are all really excited to be back with the original line up! The new album is already mostly written and so far we are all very pleased with the way things are turning out! We can’t wait for you to hear the finished product!”
Dance Gavin Dance is currently holed up in the studio, recording the long awaited follow up to 2009’s Happiness. The new album, titled Downtown Battle Mountain Pt. II (the sequel to the 2007 best seller, Downtown Battle Mountain) will be released March 8th on Rise Records, to coincide with the tour.

Dance Gavin Dance is also confirmed to perform on the entire Vans Warped tour in 2011.

Downtown Battle Mountain Tour 2011:
3/10 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
3/11 San Diego, CA @ Soma
3/12 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
3/14 Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Courtyard
3/15 McAllen, TX @ Never Say Never Fest
3/16 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
3/17 Austin, TX @ Red 7 SXSW Artery Party
3/18 Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/19 Dallas, TX @ South By So What
3/20 Tulsa, OK @ ACM at UCO
3/22 Louisville, KY @ Headliners
3/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
3/24 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head
3/25 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
3/26 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
3/27 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
3/28 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
3/30 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
3/31 Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall
4/1 Chicago, IL @ The Metro
4/2 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
4/3 Omaha, NE @ Sokol
4/4 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
4/5 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
4/7 Reno, NV @ TBA
4/8 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
4/9 Oakland, CA @ Metro Operahouse

Downtown Battle Mountain European Tour:
5/18 Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
5/19 Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
5/20 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Sugar Factory
5/21 Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
5/22 Brussels, Belgium @ A/B Club
5/24 Paris, France @ Batofar
5/25 London, England @ Underworld
5/26 London, England @ Underworld

Vans Warped Tour 2011- June 24-August 14

The Artery Foundation Across The Nation Tour 2011 Featuring Of Mice & Men, Isetmyfriendsonfire, Sleeping With Sirens, Woe, Is Me and The Amity Afflict

Kicks Off March 10!!
Of Mice & Men (Rise Records) are set to headline The Artery Foundation Across The Nation 2011 Tour, which kicks off March 10th in Anaheim, CA. Offering support are isetmyfriendsonfire (Epitaph), Sleeping With Sirens (Rise Records), Woe, is Me (Velocity/Rise) and The Amity Affliction. Included in the spring trek will be two shows in Austin, TX during the annual SXSW music festival, as well as an appearance at the Never Say Never Festival on March 16 in Mission TX.
The Artery Foundation Across The Nation 2011 featuring Of Mice & Men Isetmyfriendsonfire Sleeping With Sirens Woe, Is Me and The Amity Affliction:

3/10 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
3/11 San Diego, CA @ Soma
3/12 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
3/13 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
3/15 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
3/16 Mission, TX @ Las Palmas Race Park
3/17 Austin, TX @ Red 7 SXSW Artery Party
3/18 Austin, TX @ SXSW Artery Showcase
3/19 Dallas, TX @ Dr Pepper Arena
3/21 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
3/22 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
3/23 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
3/25 Pompano Beach, FL @ Rocketown
3/26 Orlando, FL @ The Social
3/27 St. Pertersburg, FL @ State Theatre
3/29 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/30 Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
3/31 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
4/1 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
4/2 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
4/3 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
4/5 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
4/6 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
4/7 Pontiac, MI @ The Eagle Theater
4/8 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
4/9 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
4/10 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social
4/12 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
4/13 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
4/15 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
4/16 Hollywood, CA @ Key Club


VEIL ARMS wanted to give you the exclusive on their FA LA LA LA FRIDAY Christmas Monster Sale they have going on this Friday 12.17.10 thru Sunday 12.19.10! In celebration of Christmas they're having a Monster sale with discounts from 10-30% off your entire order in their online store {} This is a 3 day sale only! Use the exclusive discount code XMASMONSTR and shop in their online store to see what discount you will be gifted!

Merry Christmas,

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Yellow Ostrich To Release "The Mistress" On Afternoon Records

The Poison Control Center have partnered up with the rad Indie Record Label People In A Position To Know Records to release a very special limited edition lathe cut plastic plate single for a new track called, "Porcelain Brain."
Yes, I said PLASTIC PLATE SINGLE! All 100 limited edition 7inch Plastic Plates were cut by hand. Cutting a vinyl record on a record lathe is one of the oldest methods of sound recording. The sound is transferred down to a heavy needle which literally cuts the grooves into the record in real time.
"Porcelain Brain," was recorded in the garage of producer Jason NeSmith in Athens, GA on a rare day off the Poison Control Center's 130 show, 5 month tour they titled,"The NEVER ENDING TOUR," in support of their critically acclaimed double LP, Sad Sour Future.
To celebrate New Years Eve, "Porcelain Brain," will be released at midnight central standard time as the Poison Control Center take the stage in their hometown of Ames, IA!

"Porcelain Brain"

Commercial shot in NYC Subway for "Porcelain Brain"

Listen to The Aquabats! new track "The Shark Fighter!" from forthcoming album Hi-Five Soup!, set for release on January 18th, 2011

THE AQUABATS! have premiered their brand new track "The Shark Fighter!" - to listen to the track, just head to their Facebook page now.
The track is taken from the band's new album Hi-Five Soup!, set for release on January 18th, 2011. The album will be available for pre-order later this week - stay tuned for more information! In the meantime, check out the awesome new teaser for the album, featuring footage from their recent live dates.
The band has just returned from their Australian tour with Reel Big Fish, and have announced their first set of dates for 2011 with an east coast U.S. tour with Reel Big Fish this January. Scroll down for dates!

THE AQUABATS! - The MC Bat Commander (vocals), Crash McLarson (bass), Jimmy The Robot (keyboards / saxophone), Ricky Fitness (drums), Eagle "Bones" Falconhawk (guitar) - Over the course of The Aquabats!' impressive 16 year career, the band has become an internationally-renowned act. Singer Christian Jacobs AKA The MC Bat Commander is also the co-creator of award-winning hit children's TV series Yo Gabba Gabba!, which has featured songs by The Aquabats!. Already darlings of the press, Yo Gabba Gabba! / The Aquabats have already gained features in Entertainment Weekly, New York Times, People Magazine, Billboard, USA Today and The Aquabats are booked for extensive press, radio and TV coverage for the new album during their tour dates with Reel Big Fish in support of Hi-Five Soup!.

The Aquabats w/ Reel Big Fish, Suburban Legands &Koo Koo Kanga Roo
1.14.11- Dallas TX @ House of Blues
1.15.11- Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre
1.17.11- Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd's Music Store
1.18.11- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
1.19.11- Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz
1.20.11- Ft.Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
1.21.11- Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Cafe
1.22.11- Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

New Rural Alberta Advantage song! Download "Stamp" right hurr!


Departing will be released March 1st, 2011.

See them on tour...
12-15 Hamilton, Ontario - The Casbah
12-16 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
12-17 Montreal, Quebec - Il Motore
12-18 Ottawa, Ontario - Ritual Nightclub
01-12 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
03-09 Cambridge, MA - Middle East
03-10 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
03-11 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
03-12 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
03-13 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
03-14 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
03-15 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
03-17-19 Austin, TX - TBA (SXSW)
03-20 Dallas, TX - The Loft
03-23 Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet
03-24 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
03-25 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
03-26 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall

MALAKWA signs to Alfa Matrix

After Tamtrum and Krystal System, the Belgian label Alfa Matrix went fishing in the French electro punk rock pond again to discover a real hidden jewel: MALAKWA. Hailing from Marseille - South of France, is Malakwa. This combo (featuring a gorgeous female guitar player) fuses electro machine sounds with crossover assaults and distorted vocals which was quite well translated on their debut "Feed The Machine". The band is not exactly a new-bee having played well over 150, including gigs in China, Germany, Switzerland, etc.
The band has now joined the Alfa Matrix label where it will be the perfect fit for earlier signings such as Alien Vampires, and the before mentioned compatriots Tamtrum and Krystal System. The band's new full album "Streetpreacher", to be released next year, will hold a mix of elektro, industrial synths, noisy breakcore and provocative punk rock.

Alfa Matrix offers a free download from the track "Monster", taken from the band's upcoming album "Street preacher" for which the label is already accepting orders at .

The album comes also as a carton box limited edition of "Street Preacher" and holds a bonus disc with 2 exclusive songs plus 9 remakes of "Monster" by KANT KINO, IMPLANT, AMGOD, PSY'AVIAH, AMBASSADOR 21, ESSENCE OF MIND, etc.
MALAKWA - Monster by alfa-matrix

APTBS HolyF Remix, Van Stolen

A Place To Bury Strangers were midway through a three week long, 18 show tour across Europe, when last Friday, 12/3, their van was stolen in Rome, Italy outside the BlackoutClub FROM the venue's parking lot.
The band's gear was safe in the venue, but 1000 Euros in merch money, all of their suitcases and clothes, a lot of merch (t shirts, tote bags etc.), bassist Dion Lunadon's New Zealand Passport & Green Card, the band's Macbook Pro laptop and numerous personal items and various other gear were in the van at the time of the theft.
We've set up a Paypal link for donations. Any donation, no matter how small, will be of great help.
Our friends/former tourmates in Holy Fuck were kind enough to let us thank fans who donate by sending them a download of the APTBS remix of their track "Red Lights". Each person who donates will be e-mailed a link to download the remix. You may donate here.
Please contact Manager Steven Matrick: if you have any information that could be of help in recovering any of the band's items.
Thank you in advance.
The band will be finishing out the remaining dates of the tour and all dates can be found here.
Holy Fuck - Red Lights (A Place To Bury Strangers Remix) by aplacetoburystrangers



Casey Spooner, stylish front man of critically-acclaimed art and performance group FISCHERSPOONER, releases his debut solo album ADULT CONTEMPORARY on January 24th (EU/UK release) and 25th (US release), 2011. With jangling guitars, live percussion and rawer vocals, ADULT CONTEMPORARY is miles away from the high-gloss electric sheen of FISCHERSPOONER. This looser, rock-based album is built on soaring melodies and swarms of sounds - garage, surf, punk and pop - resulting in a collection of songs Spooner calls “the most emotional work I may have ever made.”
The process began when Jeff Saltzman, producer of FISCHERSPOONER’s album Entertainment, asked Casey to contribute a song for his next project. Within a few hours, Spooner had written the pop confection “Cinnamon Toast.” As he continued to provide material and the project developed, Saltzman stopped calling it his own project and began calling it Spooner’s. Hence, a surprise solo album was born. “I was working in a very unselfconscious manner, as the sound and style were Jeff’s initial direction,” explains Spooner. “For Fischerspooner it takes a lot of planning to develop a cohesive sonic and visual concept. This was about where I was at each day and what was happening in my life at that moment. Everything about this material has been about the immediate, the present, right now, no deliberating, no wasting time, get it done. GO!”
Once the new tone was set, Spooner invited more collaborators to join them in the studio. Performance art legend Marina Abramovic contributed “Spirit Cooking,” a compelling recitative with lyrics that sound like directives from one of her gallery performances. Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters co-wrote and duets on “Spanish Teenager,” which will be released as a single January 10 (Euro/UK) and 11 (US). A music video for the song, shot on location in Malibu and directed by photographer Luke Guilford, will debut on
Spooner also developed a new performance for the material, which he premiered this fall opening for the Scissor Sisters on their U.S. tour and at the Top of the Standard in New York. Spooner plans to follow it with another series of performances, some staged for camera. Discarding pop show architecture in favor of a stripped down, classic look, the show embraces a tone that many found reminiscent of David Lynch: surprising, cinematic, and sophisticated.

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Every Avenue, Go Radio andThe Word Alive announced for Vans Warped Tour 2011!

Fearless Records is excited to announce that Every Avenue, Go Radio and The Word Alive will be part of Vans Warped Tour 2011! All three bands will be playing a full summer on the legendary punk rock festival tour, that kicks off in Dallas, TX on June 24th.
As an extra treat for fans, Go Radio has launched the first of their studio videos exclusively with Warped Tour today. Get a first glimpse behind the making of their first full-length by heading here now! The album is slated for a spring 2011 release. More details to follow!

Vans Warped Tour 2011
6.24 - Dallas, TX @ Center
6.25 - Houston, TX @ The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park
6.26 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
6.29 - Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Practice Field
6.30 - Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
7.01 - Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
7.02 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
7.03 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura County Fairground at Seaside Park
7.06 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Sandstone Amphitheatre
7.07 - Nobelsville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7.08 - Detroit, MI @ TBA
7.09 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7.10 - Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
7.12 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lakes Fields
7.13 - Mansfield, M @ Comcast Center
7.14 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavillion at Montage Mountain
7.15 - Mississauga, ON @ The Flats at Arrow Hall
7.16 - Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
7.17 - Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre
7.19 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
7.20 - Cleveland, OH @ TBA
7.21 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7.22 - Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavillion
7.23 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7.24 - Oceanport, NJ @ Monmouth Park Raceway
7.26 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavillion
7.27 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7.28 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7.29 - Orlando, FL @ Firestone Amphitheatre
7.30 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
7.31 - St. Petersberg, FL @ Vinoy Park
8.01 - Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
8.02 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
8.03 - St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8.05 - Denver, CO @ Invesco Field at Mile High
8.06 - Salt lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
8.07 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavillion
8.09 - San Diego, CA @ Cricket Amphitheatre
8.10 - Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
8.11 - Marysville, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
8.12 - Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre
8.13 - George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre
8.14 - Hillsboro, OR @ Washington County Fairgrounds

Mute Announces Details Of New Structure

Following the recent announcement that Mute has reached an agreement with EMI Music which sees the company, led by Daniel Miller, return to being independent, Mute now announces details of the new structure which sees the record label, publishing company and a new artist/producer management company brought together under the Mute name.
Says Daniel Miller; “I am excited about this new phase in our development. The things we value most - our relationships with artists and our desire to embrace new ideas and ways of working – can now be fully realised in a structure I have been aiming towards for some time. This is the ideal time and perfect opportunity to bring three key elements together under the Mute name”.
Angie Somerside returns to the company as Group MD, overseeing the already established record label and publishing company and will be charged with launching and running the new Mute artist management company. With her depth of experience in UK independent and major labels and as General Manager at QPrime Management UK, Angie brings a wealth of musical, marketing and management knowledge to Mute, where she actually began her career as a publicist.
Daniel Miller adds, “with Angie at the helm of the group of companies – recorded music rights, composition rights and a new artist/producer management company, I feel that we are in a great position to pool our collective experience and intelligence to best serve all aspects of our artists, writers and producers careers”.
With the launch of the new company come a host of new singings, including London five-piece S.C.U.M, Texan singer-songwriter Josh T. Pearson and Junip, featuring José González, as the first artists to sign to the invigorated company.
Alongside the new signings, Mute’s New York office is currently working with Moby, Liars, José González, M83, The Knife, Fever Ray, Erasure, Paul van Dyk, Andy Bell, Polly Scattergood, Recoil, Maps, and A Place To Bury Strangers.
A small number of artists will remain signed to and marketed by EMI Music, with Miller continuing to work with them in an A&R consultancy role with EMI.
Andrew King continues to head up the publishing company. In addition to Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Grinderman and Liars, Mute represents writers such as Underworld, Juno Reactor, and Max Richter, and has recently taken on Sir Bob Geldof’s catalogue. Andrew King’s background was originally in management – he has managed Pink Floyd, The Clash and Ian Dury amongst others. Andrew will work with Angie Somerside in developing the management company within Mute. He is also Deputy Chairman of PRS for Music, and his wide knowledge of the industry will add to the new venture.
Mute’s New York office, headed by long term General Manager, Mark Fotiadis, will work closely alongside the UK company embracing both publishing and management deals. In addition, Mute has opened a new office in Germany led by Anne Haffmans, a long-time marketing director at Mute. Office space and marketing staff will be shared with Domino in the Berlin headquarters.
Since 1978, when he released the prototype electro single ‘TVOD/Warm Leatherette’ by The Normal, Daniel Miller has signed and developed an amazing array of innovative artists including Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Erasure, Goldfrapp, Moby and Richard Hawley. With long term commitment to highly influential artists such as Liars, Diamanda Galás, Boyd Rice / NON, Simon Fisher Turner, Laibach and Can, Mute have shown that the guiding spirit behind their roster has always been one of artistic freedom and creative exploration.

Alex Kemp - Both EPs streaming at Facebook


Run, Forever Joins Solidarity Recordings

Pittsburgh indie-punk-folk trio Run, Forever has teamed up with Solidarity Recordings (imadethismistake, The Methadones, The Honor System) to reissue its debut full-length, The Devil, And Death, And Me.
Originally self-released by the Pennsylvania band in July of 2010, Solidarity is now taking pre-orders for the label-issued CD, which will see an official street date of December 21st. To grab your copy, go here or pick one up directly from the band at shows.
Front to back, The Devil, And Death, And Me is rousing, heartfelt collection of songs that touches on issues such as the corruption of organized religion, politics and most prominently, the struggle to overcome the tragic loss of former band mate Corey James Wolfram. From fist-pumping, sing-along punk anthems to more intimate acoustic numbers, Run, Forever explores the mystery of death through both the darker and more optimistic parts of its cycle without ever straying from writing wholly engaging, undeniably catchy tunes.
Case in point, album opener, the rollicking, infectious "A Sequence Of Sad Events," is a testimony to the band's friendship with Wolfram as well as the disbelieve and hardship of loosing someone you love. To download the song for free, go here.

Reggae Rockers LIONIZE To Release New Albm Feb 2011

Reggae Rockers LIONIZE, Winners of High Times’ ‘Doobie Award’ for Best Reggae/Soul Record of 2010
To Release New Album February 2011 On Hardline Entertainment
Destruction Manual Produced by J. Robbins (Jawbox) & Featuring Guest Appearances By David Hinds & Selwyn Brown Of Steel Pulse & Tim Sult of Clutch
Band To Tour With Authority Zero and Flatfoot 56 In January With Streetlight Manifesto in February

Maryland-based reggae/rock band LIONIZE, winners of the 2010 High Times Magazine ‘Doobie Award’ for Best Reggae/Soul Record for ‘SPACE POPE AND THE GLASS MACHINE (for which they beat out such nominees as Matisyahu, Easystar Allstars and Tarrus Riley) are gearing up for the release of their new album DESTRUCTION MANUAL in early Feb. 2011 on Hardline Entertainment.
Gaining fans across the world, LIONIZE takes pride in their original sound, DIY work ethic and fiery live shows. DESTRUCTION MANUAL, (produced by J. Robbins of Jawbox) finds the band continuing its exploration of the stoner-rock, funk and reggae landscapes.
This twelve-song LP calls to mind classic reggae and rock albums with a decidedly modern spin. The band's foundation on drums and bass are LaMel Randolgh and Henry Upton who hint at a rock-and-roll version of Sly and Robbie joined with the classic scorching Hammond organ and key sounds from Chris Brooks and the commanding guitar and vocal work of Nathan Bergman.
Reggae heavyweights David Hinds and Selwyn Brown of Steel Pulse lend their vocal talents on the track ‘Killers and Crooks’ as well as stalwart guitar work from Tim Sult of Clutch who also lends his talents throughout this record. Lionize continues to tour over 200 dates a year, having been tapped to open up for bands such as Clutch, Galactic, Steel Pulse and Bad Brains. LIONIZE also pulled double duty backing and supporting Lee "Scratch" Perry, garnering a slew of positive reviews.
Between recording in Kingston, Jamaica with Sidney Mills (Steel Pulse), collaborating on and off stage with artists such as Ozomatli and Chali 2na, and supporting heavy metal favorites Kylesa and cKy, the band begins 2011 on quite an auspicious note.
Despite its lack of mainstream press, the band's loyal following expands daily. With DESTRUCTION MANUAL set to be released in early 2011, and tours supporting Authority Zero and Streetlight Manifesto on the horizon, LIONIZE continues to turn ears as a novel addition to the sonic terrain of rock and roll with its train of heavy riffs, wailing organ, and pulsating reggae.


Rise Records is pleased to announce its partnership with UK based band, SHARKS. Keeping with the bands D.I.Y ethics, they have started their own record label "Velvet Scene" and will team up with Rise Records to release a 14 song album entitled, “'The Joys Of Living 2008-2010”. The album will showcase the bands first 2 years worth of recorded material ('Shallow Waters' and 'Show Of Hands' EP's and the 'Common Grounds' single) as well as 2 brand new songs. Available in LP/CD/Digital formats April 5th in the US, Canada and Australia/NZ.

Plug In Stereo Releases "Plans" EP

Plug In Stereo has just released a new digital single called "Plans." The single also includes another new song "Maybe." It's available for the low-price of $1.49.
"Plans" Link:

Band leader Trevor Dahl recently did a cover of Alanis Morrisette's "Ironic." He launched the song via a Tweet 4 Track campaign.

The band is finishing up a few dates with Chase Coy before the holiday. All dates are listed below.

12/09 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
12/10 Terre Haute, IN @ THMV The Venue
12/11 Indianpolis, IN @ The E.S. Jungle


I AM LOVEDRUG: The Making of an Album: Lovedrug's Christmas EP and dozen+ exclusives earning fan support

Alt-rock outfit Lovedrug’s campaign for fans to fund their new album is a far cry from a handout. Just two weeks into the 60-day campaign, the band has already given contributors over a dozen songs, videos, and downloads, including a brand new Christmas EP.
All restricted content is available with any and every pledge, even the most entry-level amount of $15. All such bonus material is in addition to Exclusives supporters can pledge toward, such as framed original lyric & song notes, custom recordings, the supporter’s name in the album credits, acoustic living-room performances, or a private show in the band’s rehearsal space.
With Lovedrug promising to deliver much, much more over the remaining 6 weeks of the campaign and beyond, peeks inside the studio and recording process, supporters will receive approximately two albums worth of bonus material throughout the campaign.
I AM LOVEDRUG is in partnership with UK-based fundraiser Pledge Music and band charity partner Mocha Club.
For more information visit

Currently label-free, Lovedrug released various material in 2010, including EP-PART I and EP-PART II out now on Vinyl, CD and/or digital format at The final installment EP-PART III will be released in January 2011.

Print quality & add’l materials:

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The Ready Set To Headline The Glamour Kills Tour

The Ready Set has announced they'll be headlining the Glamour Kills Tour in 2011. The nationwide tour will kick off on February 23rd in Indianapolis and ends on April 9th in Ft. Wayne, IN. Allstar Weekend, We Are The In Crowd and The Downtown Fiction will also be on the tour.
A special ticket presale will begin today, December 8th, via Artist
Arena General ticket sales will begin on Friday, December 10th.

Also, the band will be playing at this year's Bamboozle Music Festival. More info coming soon.

TRS just released their holiday-themed Regifted EP. The EP includes a new song ,"Wishlist", a cover of Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmas Time" and an acoustic version of "More Than Alive."
"Regifted" on iTunes:

I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming, the band's debut album featuring the hit single "Love Like Woe," has been marked down to $6.99 on iTunes for the holidays.
Album link:

Tour Dates:
2/28 - Emerson Theatre - Indianapolis, IN
2/24 - Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights
2/25 - Eagle Theatre - Pontiac, MI
2/26 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
2/27 - Xtreme Wheels - Buffalo, NY
3/01 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
3/02 - Showcase Live - Foxborough, MA
3/03 - Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
3/04 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
3/05 - Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
3/06 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
3/08 - Greene Street Club - Greensboro, NC
3/09 - Rocketown - Nashville, TN
3/10 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
3/11 - The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
3/12 - Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL
3/13 - The Social - Orlando, FL
3/15 - Warehouse Live Studio - Houston, TX
3/16 - Las Palmas Race Park - Mission, TX
3/17 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
3/20 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
3/22 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
3/23 - Soma Sidestage - San Diego, CA
3/24 - The Roxy Theatre - West Hollywood, CA
3/25 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
3/26 - Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA
3/27 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
3/29 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
3/31 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
4/01 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
4/02 - The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
4/03 - People's Court - Des Moines, IA
4/05 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
4/06 - The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
4/07 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
4/08 - The New Loft - Madison, WI
4/09 - Broadripple - Fort Wayne, IN



Rise Records is extremely excited to announce the signing of both MAN OVERBOARD and TRANSIT. These 2 bands are very special in the music scene and Rise Records is honored and privileged to be able to release their future material. Man Overboard (New Jersey) will release a 7" via Rise on February 22nd which will tide fans over until their full length drops next Fall. Transit (Massachusetts) will be busy touring and writing songs for their next full length which will be due out in the Fall as well.


A band truly known for their constant tour schedule and intense live show, Victory veterans Comeback Kid have announced yet another batch of January dates with H2O and Attack.
It’s been a few months since Comeback Kid have graced American swithoil, and what better way to return than with H2O and Attack? Catch them on a quick US trek before they head over to South America in the spring.

Comeback Kid is in the running for the cover of AMP’s “Fan Anticipated Band of 2011” issue. To vote, click here:

Voting open through Jan 3rd.

Check out their tour dates HERE.

Kate Sikora Releases "Aparto" / Free Mp3 / Opening For Liz Phair

Introducing Kate Sikora. She is releasing a new six song EP called Aparto on cassette and digital download via Phantom Signals on December 7th.
The EP was produced by David Naughton (Belle & Sebastian, Mojave 3, Teenage Fanclub) in Honkugenuma, Japan. This six song release is a preview of a full length coming in 2011. Kate's previous full length, Grace In Rotation, is available via her Japanese label Contrarede (The Corin Tucker Band, CocoRosie, Gang Gang).

Stream Aparto:

Aparto Tracklisting:
1. Satosan
2. Circle in a Rectangle (mp3)
3. Stuck
4. Boy with a Bird Leg
5. Sailboat
6. Cocoon

Kate has a couple more shows before the end of the year including an opening slot for Liz Phair at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ on 12/12 and another with her band The Loyal We (

Upcoming Shows:
12/11/10 @ Downtown Live - Jersey City, NJ (The Loyal We Show)
12/12/10 @ Maxwells - Hoboken, NJ (Solo show w/ Liz Phair)
03/16 - 3/20/11 - SXSW - TBD



David Conway (manager for Never Shout Never, The Ready Set and more / Doghouse Records A&R) is launching a new podcast early next year. CONWAY AND FRIENDS will feature a new musician each week discussing their favorite children's book from their youth, followed by a reading of the work. There will be laughs, there will be tears and we are also hoping for someone to have a complete emotional breakdown during a reading and discussion of The Giving Tree . We'll be launching with visits from The Ready Set, Hellogoodbye, Never Shout Never and You, Me and Everyone We Know.

If you are in a band and would like to be considered to be a guest on the show, please email:

Please note that the show will be recorded in New York City.

NEW Erasure "A Little Respect - HMI Redux" To Support LGBTQ Youth

Erasure have announced the release of a brand new version of their top 5 single, "A Little Respect" – HMI Redux, out on December 7th, 2010. A colourful new video for the track, shot in New York City and featuring Erasure lead singer Andy Bell, HMI youth and many other passers-by, will be released as well.
Proceeds from the track will be donated to The Hetrick-Martin Institute, the home of the Harvey Milk High School, in New York, and the True Colors Fund. The Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization, provides a safe and supportive environment to all young people – regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity so that they can achieve their full potential.
In the wake of all the gay bullying and related suicides that have been reported in the US over the past several months, Erasure wanted to do something special to spread a message of tolerance and to raise money for an organisation that engages in the fight on a daily basis and, because it has become something of a gay rights anthem over the years, it seemed only fitting to release a brand new version of A Little Respect.
The HMI Redux features a youth chorus from the Hetrick-Martin Institute who also appear in the music video, directed by filmmaker Jason Stein.
The original version of A Little Respect, released in 1998, featured on The Innocents, the first Erasure album to hit the UK #1 spot (first on 30th April 1988 and again in January 1989), a chart-topping position they revisited with each of their next four album releases.
In over two decades together, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke (a founding member of Depeche Mode and Yazoo) have sold more than 20 million albums around the globe, proving themselves masters of every kind of song from disco symphonies to unplugged ballads.
Erasure have announced the Total Pop! tour, a series of dates for summer 2011 playing their hits as part of Forestry Commission Live Music, where acts perform in spectacular woodland locations across the country. The Total Pop! tour will coincide with the release of Erasure’s brand new album, planned for release in summer 2011. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Fri 10 December from

DeVotchKa Frontman Scores New Jim Carrey Film

Nick Urata, front-man for the celebrated Denver based romantic band DeVotchKa, has composed a soundtrack for the highly anticipated new movie I Love You Phillip Morris. The film stars Jim Carrey as a charismatic gay con man and Ewan McGregor as his lover, and will open nationwide this December 3rd. Urata and his band mates in DeVotchka previously contributed a Grammy nominated score for the film Little Miss Sunshine. Urata has also composed soundtracks for a host of additional films including The Joneses featuring Demi Moore and David Duchovny.
DeVotchKa will release a brand new album entitled 100 Lovers on March 1st. Recorded in the Arizona desert with producer Craig Schumacher (Calexico, Neko Case) the record melds an emotionally charged sonic expansiveness with the romance and celebratory energy for which the group is renowned. The record features guest percussions from Mauro Refosco of Thom Yorke's band Atoms For Peace, as well as appearances by members of the band Calexico.
You can listen to the incredible song "Contrabanda" off the band's new album care of Drowned In Sound by going here:
In addition, DeVotchKa will be embarking on a European tour with celebrated Gypsy rockers Gogol Bordello beginning this week in United Kingdom. For a list of tour dates please go to:

Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 2 Available as Limited Edition Double White Vinyl LP

On December 7th, the Minnesota Beatle Project is releasing the second volume of their critically acclaimed Beatles covers to benefit art and music education in Minnesota Public Schools.

If you want to hear musicians like Soul Asylum, Mason Jennings, Total Babe, P.O.S. and Sounds of Blackness in all their intended glory, you have to pick the limited edition (500) double white LP exclusively available from

Each gorgeous ivory record also comes with the chance to win one of the new, rare John Lennon silver proofs from the Royal UK Mint. These coins sold out within hours and are highly coveted by fans and collectors around the world. This album is a definite must have for any self respecting Beatle fan or record collector.


KollaboraTe with KT Tunstall

Some very cool news in the world of KT Tunstall. Fans now have a chance to become part of the band. The process is easy and the reward is sweet. For all of the accountants by day rockers by night out there, here's your chance.

Deadline for all submissions is 12/7

Submit a video playing or singing part of KT Tunstall's song "Glamour Puss". Share your video with friends and vote on your favorites. The winning videos will be chosen to create a brand new "Glamour Puss" collaborative music video, featuring KT Tunstall on lead vocals.

See KT explain the details here or continue reading below.

Step 1:
Listen to "Glamour Puss" here:
Pick a part you would like to sing or play. For example: Back up vocals, bass line, piano melody, percussion, tambourine, guitar, whistle melody, or make up your own part. (Please leave the lead vocals to KT.)

Step 2:
Record a video of you performing this part. Make sure you are playing along while listening to "Glamour Puss" on headphones, so that you and KT are on the same beat and the same key. You can play through the whole song or a shorter section which we can loop like KT does live.

Step 3:
Submit your video to KT's YouTube Moderator
Remember to include an email address in your submission so you can be contacted if your part is featured in the final video. Share your submission with friends, and vote for your favorites.

Happy Rocking!

Carmen Townsend: Waitin' and Seein'

Comparing Carmen Townsend to other singer songwriters would be a fruitless task. Hers is a unique path, and her voice is one that ebbs and flows, taunts and teases, rising and falling with acrobatic ease. If she told you she was a musician, you might be quick to assume her time was spent strumming away in coffeehouses, but it’s been a solid fifteen years of Carmen earning her keep in rock bands all across Canada that begs to differ.
Born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Townsend has been making music her whole life. Using all the experience she gained playing in bands in big cities, Carmen returned to the ocean and her home in Cape Breton to nurture her own sound. And now with the release of her long anticipated debut record Waitin’ and Seein’ the time has come for her to take centre stage.
Tracked at Carriage House Studios in Connecticut and Soundpark Studios in Cape Breton and produced by Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes, Waitin’ and Seein’ is raw, melodic, at times abrasive and entirely heartbreakingly gorgeous. Opening with the rollicking groove of ‘River Rat’, the album immediately strikes a chord on two levels: Townsend’s live-wire sound is vast, with stretching riffs that build into a fierce sonic motion. Her vocals then complete the circle; earthy and enduring, her voice becomes a powerful instrument all on its own. Melodies abound on Waitin’ and Seein’, truly exposing Townsend’s depth as a songwriter. Her soft side is exposed through an array of acoustic-leaning tracks, from the rumble of ‘Sweet Little Bird’ to the transcendental charm of ‘All That Was Left.’
In addition to the new album, Carmen’s rendition of ‘Everybody Knows This is Nowhere’ was featured on an all female Neil Young tribute compilation in 2008. Her vocal talent was also featured in the award winning indie film “Just Buried” and she has put her own spin on two songs from Grammy award winning songwriter Jesse Harris (Norah Jones, Bright Eyes) for an upcoming album. Carmen has shared stages with acts including The Rheostatics, Matt Mays, Blue Rodeo, Wintersleep, Hey Rosetta!, Sloan, and Joel Plaskett.
Waitin’ and Seein’ was released November 19th in Australia (Code One/ABC/Universal) where Carmen will be touring the entire month of December. With support already from Grant Lawrence’s CBC Radio 3 podcast, the album will be released shortly after her return to Canada on January 25th, 2011 (Company House Records/EMI).

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Tommy Green, best known as the passionate flailing preaching front man of Sleeping Giant, has announced that he has written a book that will be available just before Christmas. The book, entitled Religio-Cide is for “anyone who wants to learn more about friendship with Jesus”, explains the new author. “Anyone who is a part of the bride who feels like their spirituality in Christ isn't connected somehow or is empty or is over playing Sunday school and has real problems especially those who feel like they don't know how to listen to the Holy Spirit in their prayer lives or the business of daily life. The people who know and the people who don't.”
As a charismatic and contagious front man, Green has never shyed away from sharing his heart from the stage. His words touch many and his performance is the purest form of worship for any hardcore kid who has seen what the world has to offer and has chosen to go the other way.

The book will be available December 6th through Green’s church website as well as and


Like a gleaming exclamation point at the end of an unquestionably fruitful year, the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards has singled out three legendary acts on the ANTI-Records roster for award nomination. All of us here at the Anti-/Epitaph would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to Mavis Staples, Bettye LaVette, Roky Erickson and Will Sheff for being so deservedly honored by their peers in the music industry.

Anti- Records 2010 Grammy Nominees:
Best Americana Album - Vocal or Instrumental: You Are Not Alone - Mavis Staples
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Vocal or Instrumental: Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook - Bettye LaVette
Best Album Notes: True Love Cast Out All Evil - Will Sheff, album notes writer Roky Erickson With Okkervil River

*The 53nd Annual Grammy Awards show will occur on February 31, 2011 at The Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Short Circuit Presents MUTE - 2 Days At The Roundhouse London

Mute will host 2 days – 13-14 May 2011 - at London’s historic Roundhouse as part of the annual Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival.
Featuring performances and unique collaborations from Mute artists past, present and future alongside talks, workshops, screenings and installations, the occasion will celebrate Mute’s unique and influential work as a label.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 3 December and will include a limited premium ticket, which will give access to both Mute days, entry to an exclusive aftershow party, as well as specifically created Mute objects that will only be available with this ticket.

Tickets will be available from and are priced as follows:

Fri 13 May - £30 (6pm-1am)
Sat 14 May - £45 (12pm-12am)
Fri & Sat - £65
Limited Premium Ticket - £100

Mute was founded by Daniel Miller in 1978, and since then has signed and developed some of the world’s most influential recording artists - including Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Goldfrapp, Erasure, Moby and Richard Hawley - and become home to a crop of emerging talent and recent signings such as Josh T. Pearson and Liars.
Whilst maintaining a firmly eclectic roster, from the earliest days of The Normal, Fad Gadget and DAF through to the techno era with artists such as Plastikman / Richie Hawtin and Speedy J, and to the present day with hybrid electronic artists such as Yeasayer and S.C.U.M, the label has always been a champion of electronic music.
Mute also looks after a catalogue of seminal electronic artists such as Can, Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Kraftwerk.
Short Circuit pays tribute to the key Pioneers of Electronic Music, recent festivals have hosted performances from artists such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Holger Czukay, John Foxx, Jeff Mills and Gavin Bryars. / /


In this week’s episode of That Metal Show, hosts Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson, and Eddie Trunk sit down with legendary Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash to discuss the DVD release of Back From Hell: A Tribute To Sam Kinison. The group not only discuss the DVD but Kinison’s impact on both the comedy and hard rock worlds.

Co-host and comedian Don Jamieson said this about the experience - “As a comedian, I feel that there have been very few comics who have pushed the boundaries of comedy like Sam and even fewer that bridged the gap between rock n’ roll and comedy like Sam. As a That Metal Show host, I am proud to support Back From Hell. It’s a must-see tribute to a legendary comic.”
This clip in particular features Slash recalling stories from the set of Sam’s video for “Wild Thing”. Which had cameos by many rock icons, including Slash who was charged with swinging a guitar violently to smash it in an effort to give the video a good shot.
This episode of That Metal Show will premiere this Saturday, December 4th at 10pm (EST) on VH1 Classic.

Back From Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison is on stores now!

Estate Releases "One Time Lover," A Look Back At The Duo's 2010

With only a month left in the year that was 2010, Estate is proud to drop the third single from their wonderful Nuclear City EP, "One Time Lover."

Check it out here:

2010 was a busy year for the guys, starting with the release of the title track and its video from the EP:
"Nuclear City"

Which was followed by:
"In The Red"

Nuclear City EP
Nuclear City's six songs display the outfit's production talent, mixing an 80's throwback tone with modern technique and perspective. Being relaxing yet energetic, "Nuclear City" helps set the tone of the record. The EP is a sountrack to the end of summer, as well as an introduction to fall. It is easy to get lost in its soundscapes, or maybe just as easy to want to get up and dance.

Estate - Nuclear City EP
1. Blow J
2. Dancing Time
3. In The Red
4. Nuclear City
5. One Time Lover
6. Write To Make

Tiny Engines To Release Monument LP

Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, Castevet, Look Mexico) is excited to announce that in early 2011, it will release Goes Canoeing, the highly anticipated debut full-length from Washington, D.C. outfit Monument.
The label will be pressing the album on 12" vinyl and will also handle the digital side of things. LP pre-orders will launch in mid-December while the digital version was released last week and is currently available via iTunes and other online retailers. Additionally, Tiny Engines has made the entire record available for download on Bandcamp for a limited (pre) pre-order price of $5. The special will only be available for the next three weeks, or whenever pre-orders launch ... whichever comes first.
Monument has also self-released a CD version of Goes Canoeing. Grab it here or from the band at shows.
On that note, the band's CD release show will be held on December 10th at Hole In The Sky in Washington, D.C. For more info, go here.
Currently Monument is streaming three new tracks from the record on myspace, including "Roots Run Deep" which you can also download as a mp3 directly from Tiny Engines. And even more recommended listening - Monument's back catalog, which is available for free.
Well worth the wait, Monument's much buzzed about debut full-length fulfills the potential that the quartet's 2009 3 Song 7" hinted at and finds its songwriting prowess growing by leaps and bounds. Goes Canoeing isn't so much a melding of styles but rather the culmination of a vast array of influences, not to mention years of members playing in bands such as The Summer We Went West, Dawn Treader and The Tasty Habits. From, math-y emo, post-punk, noise-pop, grungy 90's indie rock and even the Dischord-styled hardcore of the band's D.C. home, Goes Canoeing is as loose and raw as it is infectious and intricately layered. Recorded by Algernon Cadwallader's Joe Reinhart, these 10 songs are bursting with acrobatic guitars, spirited gang vocals and uncommonly catchy melodies, all bolstered by Monument's creativity and undeniable enthusiasm. The first great, essential release of 2011.

Tame Impala's Kevin & Cam Remix Abbe May

Mammalian Locomotion (Kevin Parker & Cam Avery Remix) - Abbe May by sgcmedia
Western Australia's ABBE MAY has released a new remix of her new single "Mammalian Locomotion" from Tame Impala's Kevin Parker and Cam Avery. Hot from their award for album of the year from Australia's Triple J radio, the duo has done a cracking job in bringing out another side to Abbe's blues rock sound.
Australian journalists have flagged her as a pioneering and important presence in the future of rock and roll and upon hearing Abbe May's new single, New York reviews have sited MAMMALIAN LOCOMOTION as 'some kind of hallelujah inducing revelation. A seduction song from a siren who is in possession of the voice of both god and the devil!'
After months in the studio with a new band, Abbe May has emerged with a whole lot of material sporting an even darker rock sound. The first single from her forthcoming album, MAMMALIAN LOCOMOTION begins to chart new musical territory for Abbe through an emotive exploration of human desire at its most fundamental level.
The MAMMALIAN LOCOMOTION film clip is a reflection of the contradictory elements of fierceness and subtle femininity found in the song. Shot in Brooklyn, New York with UK Director Zena Loxton, the clip features the ever under-stated and brooding Abbe and three snake-hipped roller dancing women from Brooklyn with moves that only women from roller-derby groups such as 'Sisters In Motion' could possess!
A prolific songwriter and inspired interpreter of old blues, Abbe has released 2 albums and 2 EPs to date. During this time, she has graced the stages of Australian festivals Southbound, Big Day Out and Homebake and opened for acts such as Tim Rogers, The Mess Hall, Billy Brag, Bob Log III and The Breeders to name a few. On top of this, for an unprecedented four years in a row Abbe has taken out Best Female Vocalist at the West Australian Music Industry awards.

MC Mr. Napkins' "The Album" is in stores NOW!

His name might be weird but his rhymes are ridiculous! Today marks the release of MC Mr. Napkins aka Zach Sherwin releases his debut The Album on Comedy Central Records. You can preview the album now by checking out one of the album’s best tracks “Sphygmomanometer”.


MC Mr. Napkins may look like Weird Al Yankovic but this guy has isn’t doing polka parodies. He is a comedian who has earned his cred in both the comedy and hip hop with appearances on VH1, CNN, and Last Call with Carson Daly, and opening for acts like Jay-Z, Joel McHale, Mike Birbiglia, and N.E.R.D., and performing in Montreal’s prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.

For More Info About MC Mr. Napkins

Yellow Ostrich To Release The Mistress On Afternoon Records

The Mistress is the culmination of whirlwind year of self-released records for Yellow Ostrich, which included two LP's, a 7-inch, and three EP's. This latest LP was self-recorded by singer/guitarist/keyboardist/sound manipulator Alex Schaaf in an empty movie theater, a dorm room (both in Wisconsin), and in a small Upper West Side Manhattan apartment. Originally released by the band as a pay-what-you-want download via Bandcamp, The Mistress has recieved a groundswell of grassroots support on the internet. The band is now partnering with Afternoon Records to bring The Mistress to the broader internet and, with February 15th vinyl release, to old fashioned record stores everywhere.

Listen to the entire LP, or pay what you want and download it now via Yellow Ostrich's Bandcamp or the AR Store.

The LP is also up for preorder on the Afternoon Records Store.

Yellow Ostrich is a duo. It consists of Alex Schaaf (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard, Synth, Sound Manipulation) and Michael Tapper (Drums). Originally a solo project in Wisconsin, the pair is now located in New York City.

For additional information on Yellow Ostrich:
Label Page

Liars LAST Show of the year in LA-12/3

Liars are set to perform in their hometown Los Angeles for their very last show of the year on December 3rd at Thesex with High Places and John Wiese. This will be the bands first show back home since April 2010 having spent much of the summer and fall touring the US, Canada, and most recently Europe.

Their latest album, Proud Evolution released October 19th, features six tracks including a remix from Thom Yorke, a live version recorded at Music Hall Of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, plus three exclusive new b-sides “Come Now”, “Total Frown”, and “Strangers”.
To boot, Liars put out an iTunes Exclusive, Live at Shepherds Bush Empire, on September 28th. The EP consists of five live tracks from their May 27th 2010 show at the renowned London venue.
Sisterworldis out now on CD, double vinyl and 2CD version. The second disc of the 2CD release sees each track on Sisterworld remixed and reinterpreted by a host of artists including Thom Yorke, Devendra Banhart, Atlas Sound, Blonde Redhead, Fol Chen and Alan Vega while the unique packaging for the 2CD and deluxe vinyl editions, designed by Brian Roettinger / Hand Held Heart (Grammy nominated and Rolling Stone award winning for his work with No Age) allows a surreal glimpse into Sisterworld.

Daytrotter Session HERE.
Pitchfork TV’s ‘Surveillance’ series HERE.
John Norris for NoiseVox’s Noisemakers series HERE.
Beck’s Record Club – INXS (Liars, St. Vincent, and Os Mutantes) HERE.