FREE Dancing With Paris EP

Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds Single “Slow Down” Available on iTunes

“Sacred For Sale” Out May 25th
Touring Schedule Released
Legendary Surf Videographer Greg Browning Documents Band’s Recent Sold Out Roxy Show;
Video Posted On Bodyglove.com
Spring is here and it's time to “SLOW DOWN”. Tomorrows Bad Seeds new single “SLOW DOWN” just hit iTunes, be the first to download it today! Tomorrows Bad Seeds new album entitled "Sacred for Sale" will be in stores everywhere May 25th, 2010.

Tomorrows Bad Seeds will be burning down a town near you as they hit the road this April with Santa Cruz's finest The Expendables; along with SRH artist BIG B and Dirty Penny. Tour dates are being added daily so check back for more info. TBS will begin with a few local shows on route to meet the tour in Oregon in our brand new vehicle, courtesy of our friends at Body Glove and Southern California Ford dealers!

A huge thank you to all of you who made it down to the SOLD OUT show at the world famous Roxy Theatre in Hollywood on March 20th. This was a special night for The Bad Seeds and legendary surf videographer Greg Browning from Body Glove snagged some amazing footage to celebrate the milestone! Download a free copy of the video off Body Glove’s iTunes podcast or visit: http://tv.bodyglove.com/tv/116/. Post to your social networking sites and share it with all your friends! You may see yourself somewhere in there; let us know what you think! Thanks for listening and as always SPREAD THE SEED.......

For more information on Tomorrows Bad Seeds and our touring schedule go to www.tomorrowsbadseeds.com. Be sure to check out our music page at www.myspace.com/tomorrowsbadseeds1

About Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Hermosa Beach, California is where Tomorrows Bad Seeds found fertile ground in which to grow. Originally planted in 2004 where the beach meets the streets, Tomorrows Bad Seeds is a fundamental development in the reproduction of conscious music worldwide! Meet the Seeds: Moises Juarez (lead vocals), Sean Chapman (vocals/guitar), Mathew McEwan (vocals/guitar), Pat Salmon (drums), and Andre Davis (bass) make up the multi-cultural musical phenomenon that is Tomorrows Bad Seeds. Tomorrows Bad Seeds’ live show provides a high-energy mix of rock, soul, pop, punk, reggae and hip hop guaranteed to rock, move and inspire your soul.

Tour Dates:
Apr 22 2010
7:00P
Domino Room w/ The Expendables and Dirty Penny Bend, Oregon
Apr 24 2010
7:00P
Railyard Billings, Montana
Apr 26 2010
7:00P
Aquarium w/ The Expendables and Big B and Dirty Penny Fargo, North Dakota
May 6 2010
8:00P
Higher Ground with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny ALL AGES South Burlington, Vermont
May 8 2010
6:30P
Club Hell with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny ALL AGES Providence, Rhode Island
May 11 2010
7:00P
Rocks Off Concert Cruise @ The Temptress with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny 18+ New York, New York
May 12 2010
7:00P
The Norva with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny ALL AGES Norfolk, Virginia
May 13 2010
8:00P
The Orange Peel with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny 18+ Asheville, North Carolina
May 14 2010
9:00P
Floyd’s with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny ALL AGES Tallahassee, Florida
May 15 2010
9:00P
Common Groundswith The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny 18+ Gainesville, Florida
May 16 2010
9:00P
Phineas Phogg’s @ Seville Quarter with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny ALL AGES Pensacola, Florida
May 18 2010
7:00P
House of Blues - Pontiac Garage - Dallas with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny ALL AGES Dallas, Texas
May 19 2010
7:00P
White Rabbit with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny ALL AGES San Antonio, Texas
May 21 2010
8:00P
Aggie Theatre with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny ALL AGES Fort Collins, Colorado
May 22 2010
8:00P
The Black Sheep with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny ALL AGES Colorado Springs, Colorado
May 23 2010
7:00P
The Fox Theatre with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny ALL AGES Boulder, Colorado
May 24 2010
7:00P
The Fox Theatre with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny ALL AGES Boulder, Colorado
May 26 2010
8:00P
Orpheum Theater with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny ALL AGES Flagstaff, Arizona
May 27 2010
7:00P
Majestic Ventura Theater with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny ALL AGES Ventura, California
May 28 2010
7:00P
The Belly Up Tavern w/ The Expendables Solana Beach, California
May 29 2010
8:00P
Phoenix Theater with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny ALL AGES Petaluma, California
May 30 2010
7:00P
The Boardwalk with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny ALL AGES Orangevale, California
May 31 2010
7:00P
Fat Cat Music House with The Expendables, Big B, and Dirty Penny 21+ Modesto, California

Rock Ridge Radio!


Tune in today and everyday to hear from some of
your favorite singer-songwriters!

http://rockridgeradio.com

Now playing Rock Ridge Music artists Sister Hazel,
Tony Lucca, Benjy Davis Project, Ernie Halter,
Joe Firstman, Matt Duke, Andrew Hoover
and many, many more!

Weatherstar Releases Free Acoustic EP, Debuts New Song, Announces Self-Titled EP

The Weatherstar front is chock-full of news today. For starters, the band is set to release its debut EP, a self-titled release set for May 4th. The debut track, "Postcards," can be listened to at myspace.com/weatherstar. A free download of "Postcards" is available via "tweet for a track" at twitter.com/_weatherstar_. Full track listing and album art are included below, with a digital press servicing to be unveiled later this week.

Weatherstar EP Track Listing:
1. Postcards
2. Sick of Tonight
3. Weather or Tonight
4. Planes Ocean & Symphonies
5. Wish You Would Stay
6. What Was I Thinking

In addition, Weatherstar will be giving away a free acoustic EP, starting today via weatherstar.bandcamp.com. This EP, simply titled Acoustic, includes an alternate version (acoustic version of course) of "Postcards" plus two additional tracks.


Acoustic EP Track Listing:
1. Postcards (Acoustic)
2. Rainy Day
3. All in Your Head

LINKS:
http://www.myspace.com/weatherstar
http://weatherstar.bandcamp.com
http://twitter.com/_weatherstar_

SON OF A FUCK, Refused Again.

Man, I really jumped the gun on that one.
Can you blame me though? We all wanted it.
Things that are too good to be true, usually are.

According to Prefixmag.com:
Ah, the Internet. Where a single message on a website can snowball into a full on rumor and generate some real excitement. Such was the case with recent predictions that famed Swedish progressive hardcore group Refused are set to re-form later this year. The band's official site recently updated with the message "Refused, coming soon..." These three words alone caused the furor, kicking off with BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Low tweeting "This. Is. HUGE!!!!!, Refused have reformed." Punknews.org followed suit, claiming an anonymous source confirmed they would be playing some European festivals.
Apparently the update on the site was just to promote an upcoming reissue of the band's beloved 1998 swansong The Shape of Punk To Come. That album is a large reason for Refused's towering legacy in hardcore and punk circles, and Epitaph is set to reissue the record in May. You can't blame fans for getting all worked up though, the beloved group's return would be as momentous as the Pavement reunion for punk rock devotees. After Refused's split they splintered into two groups, with lead singer Dennis Lyxzén fronting The (International) Noise Conspiracy and the bands other members forming TEXT. Two years ago, Lyxzén and drummer David Sandström formed a new hardcore group called AC4.
To view the article click here: http://www.prefixmag.com/news/refused-again-no-reunion-for-the-swedish-hardcore-/39047/

MANAFEST TEAMS UP WITH FONTANA FOR NEW ALBUM

RELEASING THE CHASE ON MARCH 30th
After over 100,000 records sold worldwide and receiving international acclaim, Juno nominee Manafest (aka Chris Greenwood) returns to partner with Fontana North for his release of The Chase. Already having debuted at #1 on the itunes Rock Charts in Japan, this fourth studio project is Manafest’s most aggressive and sonically evolved record to date.

Over the past seven years, Chris Greenwood has used the moniker Manafest to organically build his fan base playing over 1,000 shows on four separate continents. With singles garnering multiple TV placements, his tracks have most recently appeared in both the last and upcoming season of So You Think You Can Dance and in the recent Nike Rewind video.

Out on March 30th, The Chase is produced by Adam Messinger (Chris Brown, JoJo, Justin Bieber) and features eleven tracks of gritty guitars and aggressive rhymes fusing rock and rap styles. A video for the song ‘No Plan B’ is currently on heavy rotation on MuchMusic and the debut radio single ‘Fire In The Kitchen’ has been impacting Rock & CHR stations on medium rotation across the country.

With the catapulted success of The Chase already set to overdrive, Manafest is set to take Canada by storm. And if his track record hasn’t yet sealed the deal, this latest release surely will.

For music, more info, and to peep the video for ‘No Plan B’ please visit: www.manafest.net

Shows now thru the end of August see Manafest in Canada, the US, in Japan and the UK including:
March 31st – Kamloops, BC – Summit Drive Skate Night
April 4th – Parksville, BC – Rod & Gun Pub
April 12th – Tokyo, Japan – Club Quattro
April 14th – Osaka, Japan – Club Quattro
April 15th – Fukuoka, Japan – Club Drum
May 1st and 2nd – Winnipeg, BC – Youth Convention
May 8th – Pittsburg, PA – Aquire The Fire
May 14th – Pickering, ON – Safari Bar & Grill
May 20th – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
May 25th – Banff, AB – Rose & Crown
May 28th thru 30th – Edmonton, AB – Youth Convention

Somebody take me to see Jakob Dylan...

Must must must see this concert:
Jakob Dylan & Three Legs featuring Neko Case & Kelly Hogan
http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/10004469F8928212?artistid=1218742&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

Must Must Must.

Anybody else want to drop $50 to see my husband with me?

Sad, I've turned to the blogging world since my real world friends are so poor and not a fan of my music. LE SIGH.

Either way, this is going to be the greatest show EVER.

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday March 30th, 2010:

A Hope For Home - Realis
Angus & Julia Stone - Down The Way
Annuals - Sweet Sister EP
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah, Part II: Return of the Ankh
Barenaked Ladies - All In Good Time
Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee
Black Francis - NonStopErotik
Misty Boyce (former keyboardist for The Naked Brothers Band) - S/T
The Contribution (featuring members of Railroad Earth, New Monsoon, The String Cheese Incident) - Which Way World
Ferry Corsten - Once Upon A Night
Envy on the Coast - LowCountry
Evelyn Evelyn (conjoined-twin singer-songwriter duo) - S/T
Greg MacPherson - Mr. Invitation
Monument to Thieves - S/T
Seabear (Icelandic experimental/indie/ folk septet) - We Built A Fire
Slow Club - Yeah, So
Sounds Under Radio - My Communist Heart
Sweet Apple - Love and Desperation
Turin Brakes - Outbursts
Usher - Raymond Vs Raymond
We Are The Union - Great Leaps Forward

OH MY FUCKING GOD THE REFUSED ARE REUNITING!!!

Ohmyshit ohmyshit ohmyshit ohmyshit ohmyshit ohmyshit!

THE FUCKING REFUSED are BACK!!!

Somebody pinch me, I think I'm going to throw up from TOO MUCH HAPPY!

Here's what they said on punknews.org:
This weekend, seminal Swedish hardcore pioneers Refused updated their website, which can be seen here. The site reads little more than a cryptic Coming Soon.. and has led a few news outlets and dozens of twitter users to speculate — and in some cases, outright assume — that the band has reunited. Others, like us, have been speculating about vinyl reissues of past albums or, as crazy as it sounds, a new website and nothing more.

Nothing official has been announced, but we'll keep you posted. The band last released The Shape of Punk to Come in 1998 and split up later that year. Members went on to form The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Lost Patrol, Text and AC4.

UPDATE: An anonymous source close to the situation has confirmed that Refused will indeed be reuniting. Plans right now include live performances at some to-be-confirmed European summer festivals. We'll keep you updated as details come in.

Read more: http://www.punknews.org/article/37669#ixzz0jTxOqnVZ


HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT

Y STEREO CANCER BENEFIT CONCERT

Cool Sites and Free Music

Not that I want to direct traffic AWAY from my blog or anything..
But these sites are really cool, and will open your eyes to a shit load of different, independent, and unknown artists, most of the time FOR FREE.

Especially good for those 'bored at work' days, or 'in bed sick' days even, just don't puke on your computer. Ew.

daytrotter.com
indiestar.tv
juiceboxdotcom.com
soundaslanguage.com (the tag line is 'sup ear penis' and I think I'm in love, can this gal-blog marry your man-site, please!)

You can thank me with two slaps on the ass, a pinch on the left tit and your penis in my vagina...sorry girls, you'll have to stick to the first two, maybe throw a couple more tit pinches in to even it out.

The Johnstones - Gimme Your Love (or Gimme some Money) OFFICIAL VIDEO!!!

Check it out in the videos section HERE.

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM UNVEILS AMERICAN SLANG


The Gaslight Anthem have unveiled the cover art and track listing for their forthcoming album: AMERICAN SLANG. AMERICAN SLANG is set for release in the U.S. and Canada on June 15th, and around the world that same week. Produced by Ted Hutt (who produced the band's acclaimed second album, THE '59 SOUND), AMERICAN SLANG heralds a dramatic leap forward for The Gaslight Anthem.

Tracks such as "Bring It On," "Orphans" and "Stay Lucky," bristle and burn with the spirit of soul and the artistic adventurousness and impressive confidence of a band that has come into its own and found its own voice. The Gaslight Anthem is Brian Fallon (vocals/rhythm guitar), Alex Rosamilia (guitar), Ben Horowitz (drums) and Alex Levine (bass). Here is the cover of AMERICAN SLANG, as well as the album's track listing.

1. American Slang
2. Stay Lucky
3. Bring It On
4. The Diamond Church Street Choir
5. The Queen of Lower Chelsea
6. Orphans
7. Boxer
8. Old Haunts
9. The Spirit Of Jazz
10. We Did It When We Were Young

Click here to listen to "American Slang"

Man Overboard - Noise From Upstairs EP Out Now!


Man Overboard are pleased to announce the release of their acoustic EP, Noise From Upstairs is now available digitally on www.manoverboard.bandcamp.com from Run For Cover Records. The record will be available on iTunes come April 1st. Those who order from bandcamp have the option to pay an extra dollar and have the lyrics mailed to them in a letter... from the band themselves!
Get a free download of "Dylan's Song" at www.DefendPopPunk.com or in exchange for a tweet at http://www.tweetforatrack.com/ManOverboard8286

April 16-26, they will be on the road for an acoustic tour with Balance & Composure and A Loss For Words. Our debut full length will also be available through Run For Cover Records (and various other labels world-wide) come June 2010. A demo track from the LP can be heard on the new Run For Cover Records sampler at www.runforcoverrecords.bandcamp.com
They also have a bunch of other east coast shows coming up, check them out at www.myspace.com/manoverboardnj

Premiere: Hold Steady: "Hurricane J"


Premiere: Hold Steady: "Hurricane J"

New Song By The Riot Before!

The Riot Before - What I've Missed by altpress

FOXY SHAZAM TAKE SXSW BY STORM

SELF-TITLED SIRE RECORDS DEBUT OUT APRIL 13, 2010
OUT NOW ON NATIONWIDE HEADLINE TOUR

The inimitable Foxy Shazam has, by all accounts, killed it at SXSW. Their raucous performances at SPIN’s annual party and the Crush Mgmt showcase on Friday, March 19th received rave reviews all around:

“Mustachioed frontman Eric Nally…pranced, howled and preened…as his bandmates tagged along with joyful, chaotic abandon. The rapt before-lunch crowd looked fully converted and ready to testify to the primal, inordinately tight-pantsed force of Foxy.” - Entertainment Weekly

“Foxy Shazam brought the ruckus…with a show that had most people converted by song three. The band is a glam-pop face-melter, seemingly coming out of leftfield.” – Houston Press

“Soulful, groove-laden punk.” – American Songwriter

“By the time Nally literally climbed over the back of the stage and disappeared, I didn’t see a face in the place that didn’t have a big, silly grin plastered on it.” – Metromix

“Definitely a show you need to see” – Metro

Foxy previewed songs from their upcoming self-titled release, due out on Sire Records April 13th. Produced by John Feldmann, Foxy Shazam is the Cincinnati, OH band’s major label debut. It is currently available for presale at www.foxyshazam.com.

To support the album, Foxy Shazam is taking their good times mobile with a nationwide headlining tour that runs through April 27th. Stops in New York and Los Angeles will give fans a chance to experience their notoriously rambunctious live show and genre-defying songs, which SPIN (who selected them as one of their 10 to Watch in 2010) said “glitter like diamonds and kick like mules.”

Foxy Shazam’s debut single “Unstoppable” was featured on the broadcast of the 44th annual Superbowl, and the track is currently available for sale exclusively on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/unstoppable-single/id351170337. Watch the video for “Oh Lord” and more here: http://www.youtube.com/foxyshazamtv .

Foxy Shazam headlining tour dates are as follows:
3/23 – Juanitas – Little Rock, AR
3/24 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/26 – Orpheum – St. Petersburg, FL
3/27 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
3/28 – Canal Club Downstairs – Richmond, VA
3/29 – Studio @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/30 – Great Scotts – Boston, MA
3/31 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
4/01 – Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
4/03 – Petit Camps – Montreal, QC
4/05 – Sneeky Dees – Toronto, ON
4/06 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
4/07 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
4/08 – Eagle Theater – Detroit, MI
4/09 – Mad Hatter – Cincinnati, OH
4/10 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
4/11 – The Vault – Minneapolis, MN
4/13 – Marquis Theater – Denver. CO
4/15 – El Corazon Lounge – Seattle, WA
4/16 – The Venue – Vancouver, BC
4/17 – Satyricon – Portland, OR
4/18 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
4/19 – Boardwalk – Sacramento, CA
4/21 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
4/23 – Martini Ranch – Phoenix, AZ
4/24 – Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
4/26 – Jackpot – Lawrence, KS
4/27 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO

The Crossing


If you're looking for a heavy dose of classic rock that isn't repeated a thousand times on Q107 check out The Crossing. Not classic at all, but a band of our time representing the era of Alice In Chains, Metallica, Rush, Judas Priest and so much more all rolled into one myspace playlist.
Visit www.myspace.com/thecrossing1111 to rock out with your cock out.. hang out with your wang out.. and all those other rocknroll sayings that involve the peen.

Quadron Release Self-Titled Debut Tomorrow On Plug Research

Album Streaming On Spinner.com

Quadron, a soulful, experimental duo from Copenhagen, Denmark whose track “Average Fruit” was a featured “Top Tune” artist of the day on acclaimed radio station KCRW, will release its self titled debut tomorrow, March 23rd. The album is available now on iTunes.

“Morning Becomes Eclectic” and “Today’s Top Tune” producer Ariana Morgenstern says of Quadron: “Danish duo Quadron provides a soulful mix of down-tempo beats with beautiful arrangements and orchestrations. Our intrepid DJ Anthony Valadez got his hands on an early copy and started slipping it into the mix here at KCRW. Soon enough, just about every DJ here got behind it.”

Morgenstern praises the band’s laid back, lounge sound for aptly representing a cross section of KCRW’s eclectic music format. Other notable tastemakers that are fans include Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D. and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, as well as Gilles Peterson of BBC radio who picked the track "Day" as one of his faves of 2009.

Singer Coco also sites “Day” as her favorite song as well. “I love that it is the slowest song, but still the one that i can dance the best to. I love to sing it live, and it almost makes me cry every time.”

Lauded KCRW DJ Raul Campos of KCRW put Quadron in his Top 10 of 2009, noting, “It's rare to come across a full-length release that is stellar from beginning to end,” Campos says of the duo’s music. “The lush beats from Robin Hannibal and Coco’s beautiful vocals make Quadron a winner. With songs that are so full of emotion and life, this one is an instant classic in my book."

Quadron was formed when Robin met Coco, a 16-year-old ingénue influenced by such artists as Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, and especially Lauryn Hill. As the duo started working together, they took their time, slowly forming the lush, groovy sound that encompasses Quadron.

Five years later, their self-titled debut will be released in the States via Los Angeles based label, Plug Research on March 23, 2010.

Stream Quadron’s debut album now on Spinner.com: http://www.spinner.com/new-releases?sem=1&ncid=AOLMUS00170000000041#/9

Check out the “unofficial” music video for Quadron’s track, “Slippin’”: http://vimeo.com/9429255 . An official music video for the track will be completed soon.

Check out the “Pressure” video here: http://vimeo.com/7336719

To learn more about Quadron visit www.myspace.com/quadronquadron

MICROBUNNY – 49 SWANS


Many people file King Cobb Steelie in the “Where are they now?” file. However, a more appropriate filing should be “What could have been.” Al Okada knows this filing system all too well. In his seven years as a founding member of King Cobb Steelie, Okada had the esteemed pleasure of working with seminal producers such as Bill Laswell and Steve Albini. Furthermore, KCS’s Project Twinkle was nominated for a Juno in 1994 for Best Alternative Album.

Fans of Okada didn’t have to wait long for the release of new material; in 2001 he collaborated with Tamara Williamson under the Microbunny moniker. Gigging like crazy and getting their music out on a variety of television programs, including ‘ZeD’ and ‘The Shield,’ things were definitely looking up for Microbunny. Now, with the release of 49 Swans, their latest full-length, the future is looking ever more promising for Okada and Microbunny.

49 Swans is a record that must be felt as much as it needs to be heard. It’s a warm, inviting listen, full of patient, emotive harmonies that evoke as many images of soft sunsets as it does harsh, invigorating winters. Electronically-heavy but never overwhelming, 49 Swans draws influence from the mechanical beauty of Portishead and the evocative undertones of classic, lounge-room jazz. Consider ‘Blue September Blues,’ easily one of 49 Swans standout tracks. Here, the haunting vocal stylings of Rebecca Campbell seduce listeners, drawing attention to the deft players behind her, working their way through a dream-jazz tune as big as this very country itself.

But it’s not all lofty tracks. Okada gets back to his roots on the opener, ‘Gravity and Air,’ a loose, grunge-influenced track that is as nimble as it is powerful. Records like 49 Swans aren’t for the faint of heart; this is a record which one must make time for. But surely, listeners will be rewarded tenfold for their efforts. ‘Voodoo Slippers’ features some eclectic use of electronics, while ‘Evergrowing Rust on a 1967 Corvair’ looms with the threat of the monster under the bed that we all hoped never existed. Finally, ‘Embers’ is an aptly titled track, as the rich percussion and twisted, bluesy guitars will linger long after its last listen.

Don’t write 49 Swans off as an electronica record, however. Okada plays all the instruments on the record, opting for real time spontaneity. He adhered to his ethics; Okada only used analogue instruments and source samples available that pre-dated the “Digital age.” Computer technology was only used as a means to capture, edit and mix 49 Swans. Bearing these factors in mind, one begins to appreciate what an immense accomplishment the album really is. It’s one that haunts, persists, inspires. But mostly, it stays, and cements the importance of Al Okada as an artist.

For music and more info please visit: www.microbunny.com and www.myspace.com/microbunnymusic

Toronto CD Release Party:
Friday, April 2nd, 2010 @ The Rivoli
Microbunny w/ Mean Red Spiders and Huelepega Sound Sound System
DJ David Dacks + General Chaos Visuals
$10 or $15 w/CD
9PM

DISTURBIA CLOTHING - Spring/Summer 2010 Collection

www.disturbiaclothing.co.uk
‘Proudly disturbing since 2003’

Since Disturbia Clothing was founded in 2003, it has grown into a behemoth of alternative fashion. Worn by the likes of Guns N Roses’ axeman Slash as well as Liam Howlett of The Prodigy, it now proudly supplies over 150 stores across Europe with its bold ‘re-evaluations of the everyday world’.

Created by fashion graduate Frank Major, as an outlet for his anarchic musings, the art of Disturbia is inspired by a love of subverting pop culture imagery coupled with fitting wordplay, and an underlying dark sense of humour. Initially creating all the designs himself, of late Disturbia has painstakingly sought out the best alternative artists to give each collection a mutli-faceted appeal. Last year Frank also designed 3 exclusive limited edition t shirts for The Prodigy which sold out within a matter of days. Talking of his creations, Major says;

"With the simple philosophy 'Disturb the Suburbs', our graphics darkly re-evaluate the everyday world. Familiar signs and modern semiotics are warped, deconstructed and reassembled, changing their context to reveal an alternative truth. With an irreverent humour and a punk ethos, our graphics bastardise pop-culture imagery, to reflect our material world."

Disturbia's Spring/Summer 2010 range was released at the beginning of February, and has been the best received yet, achieving record sales and further outlets across Europe. Designed by the cream of the crop of streetwear artists, the line features everything from stoned Baphomets, to man-eating burgers, all topped with a nice helping of gore. Disturbia continues to trawl the depths of depravity and human dysfunction in the name of t-shirt design!

FIGHT THE SILENCE... Using the power of music to help those in need.


If/when you have a chance PLEASE take a moment to check out Fight The Silence, a very inspiring group of people using music to help kids less fortunate.

Not only are they encouraging children to turn to music instead of gangs or drugs in time of need, they are also helping them to teach themselves, be independent, on top of supporting up and coming bands and making sure that everybody is paying for music LEGALLY so that these bands can make it in the industry.

KUDOS x a million, this is a really special group that I lend my support to, 110%, and a huge thank you goes to Julie Nara, Chloe Blackstone, and Brianna Wallisch for putting time into it.

http://fightthesilence.webs.com/
http://twitter.com/FightTheSilence

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday March 23rd, 2010:

Brighten - Be Human [EP]
Stephen Brodsky - Here's To The Future
The Deadly Syndrome - Nolens Volens
Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
The Downtown Fiction - Best I Never Had [EP]
Drink Up Buttercup - Born and Thrown On A Hook
Game - The R.E.D. Album
Goldfrapp - Head First
I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - The World We Know
Intentions to Break - Perseverance
Jónsi - Go
The Juliana Theory - Understand This Is A Dream
Leatherface - The Stormy Petrel
Look Mexico - To Bed to Battle
Love Is All - Two Thousand and Ten Injuries
Quadron - S/T
Bettie Serveert - Pharmacy Of Love
Scorpions - Sting in the Tail
She & Him - Volume Two
Six Gallery - Breakthroughs In Modern Art
Snoop Dogg - More Malice
Social Code - Rock N Roll
Various - The Runaways [Soundtrack]
The Weakerthans - Live From the Burton Cummings Theatre
Young & Divine - S/T

SLEEPING WITH SIRENS NEW ALBUM STREAMING ON MYSPACE

WITH EARS TO SEE AND EYES TO HEAR AVAILABLE 3/23 ON RISE RECORDS
BAND ON TOUR WITH FROM FIRST TO LAST, EYES SET TO KILL
Stream the new album here:
www.myspace.com/sleepingwithsirens
www.riserecords.com

Tour Dates:
Mar 19 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ Epicentre w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
San Diego, California
Mar 20 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ Chain Reaction w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Anaheim, California
Mar 21 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ The Boardwalk w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Orangevale, California
Mar 23 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ Studio Heaven w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Seattle, Washington
Mar 24 2010
6:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ The Grange w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Clarkston, Washington
Mar 25 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ Icon w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Pocatello, Idaho
Mar 26 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ Kilby Court w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 27 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ Marquis Theatre w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Denver, Colorado
Mar 28 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ Oz Cafe w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Wichita, Kansas
Mar 29 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ Fubar w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
St Louis, Missouri
Mar 30 2010
5:00P
OLEIKA TEMPLE @ Tattersalls w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Lexington, Kentucky
Apr 1 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ Reggies w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Chicago, Illinois
Apr 2 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ The MixTape w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Apr 3 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ Eagle Theater w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Pontiac, Michigan
Apr 4 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ Peabody’s w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 6 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ Rocko’s w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Manchester, New Hampshire
Apr 7 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ The Loft w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Poughkeepsie, New York
Apr 8 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ Croc Rock w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Apr 9 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ Championship w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
Apr 10 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ Hangar 84 w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Vineland, New Jersey
Apr 11 2010
5:00P
ROYAL FAMILY TOUR @ Canal Club w/ From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, & BVB
Richmond, Virginia
Apr 14 2010
6:00P
THE DOOR w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Dallas, Texas
Apr 16 2010
6:00P
EMO’S w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Austin, Texas
Apr 17 2010
6:00P
MERIDIAN w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Houston, Texas
Apr 19 2010
6:00P
GALLERY 13 w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Columbus, Georgia
Apr 20 2010
6:00P
THE SOCIAL w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Orlando, Florida
Apr 21 2010
6:00P
JACK RABBITS w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Jacksonville, Florida
Apr 22 2010
6:00P
THE 7 VENUE w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Douglasville, Georgia
Apr 23 2010
6:00P
THE BREWERY w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Raleigh, North Carolina
Apr 24 2010
6:00P
GREENE STREET CLUB w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Greensboro, North Carolina
Apr 26 2010
6:00P
THE OTTOBAR w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Baltimore, Maryland
Apr 27 2010
6:00P
WEBSTER UNDERGROUND w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Hartford, Connecticut
Apr 28 2010
6:00P
UPSTAIRS @ THE PALLADIUM w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Worcester, Massachusetts
Apr 29 2010
6:00P
CLUB HELL w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Providence, Rhode Island
May 1 2010
6:00P
HIGHER GROUND w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
S. Burlington, Vermont
May 3 2010
6:00P
THE STUDIO @ WEBSTER HALL w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
New York, New York
May 4 2010
6:00P
MOHAWK PLACE w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Buffalo, New York
May 5 2010
6:00P
ALTAR w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 8 2010
6:00P
TRIPLE ROCK SOCIAL CLUB w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 9 2010
6:00P
THE HOUSE OF BRICKS w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Des Moines, Iowa
May 10 2010
6:00P
FIREBIRD w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
St Louis, Missouri
May 11 2010
6:00P
THE WAITING ROOM w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Omaha, Nebraska
May 13 2010
6:00P
AGGIE THEATRE w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Fort Collins, Colorado
May 15 2010
6:00P
BLACK SHEEP w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Motionless In White, & Attila
Colorado Springs, Colorado

FOXY SHAZAM'S OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR "OH LORD"

See the video HERE!

ENTER SHIKARI NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH A DAY TO REMEMBER, AUGUST BURNS RED, SILVERSTEIN AND MORE KICKS OFF MARCH 31

UK BAND’S LATEST, COMMON DREADS, AVAILABLE DIGITALLY IN THE U.S.
PHYSICAL RELEASE TO BE SOLD EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH
HOT TOPIC
BEGINNING APRIL 13
BAND JOINS VANS WARPED TOUR
JUNE 24-JULY 18

U.K. juggernauts ENTER SHIKARI, known for an eclectic sound that audaciously melds hardcore punk with pulse-pumping drum’n’bass and dark, gut-churning dubstep, are set to join A Day To Remember, August Burns Red and Silverstein on the North American TOURSICK tour starting March 30th in Ft Lauderdale, FL. A number of dates are already sold out. The band will then join the Vans Warped Tour from June 24-July 18th.
The band’s latest release, Common Dreads (which debuted at #7 in the UK) is the follow-up to the gold-certified debut Take To The Skies--which also debuted in the UK top 10, earning the band headlining gigs and regular spots on the major worldwide festival circuit. The band’s most recent U.K. headline tour culminated with a triumphant show in front of over 5000 fans at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Common Dreads is available digitally in the United States via the band’s own imprint Ambush Reality in partnership with DGC/Interscope Records. The physical release will be available in all Hot Topic stores beginning April 13th. Fans can also purchase the album at all shows as well as from the band’s merch store: http://www.gomerch.com/interface/body.php?module=store&id=95.
For the latest album, the group headed to the isolated Isle Of Wight and holed-up at Arreton Manor studio for three months with veteran producer Andy Gray (U2, Tori Amos, Korn, Gary Numan). Common Dreads is a 15-song soundtrack for an entire generation on a mission to define the era in which it was born: one of recession, paranoia, state control and the fallout of decades of accelerated capitalism; and on the other side, an era of hope, creativity, humanity, hedonism, irreverence and fun. “Politics are unavoidable,” explains lead vocalist ROU REYNOLDS. “We just can’t write sappy music. Our first album was cryptic and metaphor-heavy, this one is more direct. Since we gained popularity, we realized, whether we like it or not, we have the ability to influence people--and with that is a responsibility to speak our minds.” Common Dreads is destined to unite the tribes, divide the critics and thoroughly satisfy anyone who has witnessed the mad live spectacle that is ENTER SHIKARI.

Enter Shikari is: Rou Reynolds (vocals / electronics) Rory Clewlow (guitar / backing vocals) Chris Batten (bass / vocals) Rob Rolfe (drums).

For more information on ENTER SHIKARI, visit: www.entershikari.com, www.myspace.com/shikari or visit the band’s YouTube page at www.youtube.com/ambushreality for videos and more!

Catch ENTER SHIKARI on the TourSick Tour with A Day To Remember, August Burns Red, Silverstein and more.
March 31- Ft Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
April 1- Tampa, FL- Ritz
April 2- Atlanta, GA- Masquerade
April 3- Atlanta, GA- Masquerade
April 4- Charlotte, NC- Amos
April 5- Norfolk, VA- Norva
April 6- Baltimore, MD Sonar (SOLD OUT)
April 7- Philadelphia, PA- Electric Factory (SOLD OUT)
April 8- Sayreville,NJ- Starland Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
April 9- New York, NY- Nokia Theatre (SOLD OUT)
April 10- New York, NY- Nokia Theatre (SOLD OUT)
April 12- Boston, MA- House of Blues
April 13- Montreal, Quebec- Metropolis
April 14- Toronto, Ontario- Sound Academy
April15- Detroit, MI- Royal Oak
April 16- Cleveland, OH- House of Blues
April 17- Cincinnati, OH- Bogart’s (SOLD OUT)
April 18- Chicago, IL- House of Blues
April 19- Chicago, IL- House of Blues
April 20- Minneapolis, MN- First Ave.
April 21- Winnipeg, Manitoba- Garrick Events Centre
April 23- Edmonton, Alberta – Starlite
April 24- Calgary, Alberta- Macewan Hall
April 26- Spokane, WA- Knitting Factory
April 27- Seattle, WA- Showbox SoDo
April 28- Portland, OR- Roseland
April 29- San Francisco, CA- Grand Ballroom
April 30- Los Angeles, CA- The Wiltern
May 1- San Diego, CA- SOMA
May 2- Pomona, CA- Fox Theatre
May 3- Fresno, CA- Rainbow Ballroom
May 5- Phoenix, AZ- Marquee Theatre
May 6- Las Vegas, NV- Rock The Block
May 7- Salt Lake City, UT- Salt Air
May 8- Denver, CO- Gothic
May 10- Tulsa, Oklahoma- Cain’s
May 11- Dallas, TX- Palladium
May 12- San Antonio, TX- Sunset Station
May 13- Houston, TX- Warehouse Live
May 14- New Orleans, LA- House of Blues
May 16- Orlando, FL- House of Blues

On Vans Warped Tour
June 24-July 18

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday March 16th, 2010:

Armored Saint - La Raza
The Audition - Great Danger
The Cringe - Play Thing
Depswa - Distorted American Dream
The Disco Biscuits - Planet Anthem
Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do
Dropkick Murphys - Live on Landsdowne
Flobots - Survival Story
From First to Last - Throne To The Wolves
Fun Lovin' Criminals - Classic Fantastic
Gift Horse - Mountain Of Youth
Landmine Marathon - Sovereign Descent
Lucky Cat (one-man band: Michael Tuminello) - The Breakdown Train
The Menzingers - I Was Born [Single]
One For The Team - Ghosts
Smoke or Fire - Prehistoric Knife Fight
Standard Fare (Sheffield indie pop trio) - The Noyelle Beat
Streetlight Manifesto - 99 Songs of a Revolution
The Whigs - In The Dark
You Me At Six - Hold Me Down

New song from Envy on the Coast On Purevolume.com!

LOWCOUNTRY out March 30th on Photo Finish!

EOTC have just added “The Great American T-shirt Racket” their newest song from LOWCOUNTRY to their PureVolume page. Head over to www.purevolume.com/envyonthecoast to check it out and let them know what you think.

LOWCOUNTRY will be out on March 30th. It is now available for preorder at iTunes and at the Photo Finish Records web store:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/id358045035
http://store.photofinishrecords.com/adefault.asp?remote=1&artistid=155443

Also, be sure to check back tomorrow at www.photofinishrecords.com for another great new Envy on the Coast announcement.

SCOTT LANAWAY – MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS


Everyone knows that through pain and loss, great art is often created. Toronto born musician Scott Lanaway knows this all too well. After the success of 2006’s Answering Machine Diaries, critics were quick to laud Lanaway; Exclaim! Magazine claimed that he was “...refining his sonically experimental compositions into the complex and meticulous nuggets that appear on this album...” while SceneAndHeard said “Lanaway isn’t afraid to get a little experimental...and that fearlessness works.”
But 2008 and 2009 weren’t the best years for Lanaway. Experiencing a harsh period of personal loss, he channeled his emotions into Mergers and Acquisitions, his sophomore full-length release out on March 23rd. An album of songs about life and death, the internal and external world, time and space, illusion and substance, don’t be quick to back Mergers and Acquisitions into the “paradoxical record” corner. Lanaway emerges with an unheralded appreciation for his craft; one that’s heard with astounding force through his electronically-laden, daring tracks.
Lanaway says of his latest: “The big mandate I had was to be authentic to the spirit of each song without second or third-guessing what was happening. Being intuitive and letting go. I took lots of chances and felt very uninhibited.” And sure enough, there is a certain uninhibited edge on Mergers and Acquisitions, one that will have listeners believing not only in his tunes but in his vision as well. Consider the wondrous, contemplative groove of ‘Oprah, God Wants You To Have A Private Jet’ which marries the dream-like state often induced by Neil Young with Radiohead’s persistently hypnotic vibe.
He continues: “I spent lots of time exploring sound, textures and instruments. This allowed me to explore many musical dimensions.” The rich textures of Lanaway’s work are heard in the temperate but oddly intoxicating beat of ‘1333.’ It’s easy to sense Lanaway’s appreciation of haunting acoustic melodies in ‘The Ice Storm’ and ‘Juliet Of The Spirits’. And the fast-paced dub feel of ‘What We Already Knew’ certainly adheres to Lanaway’s principles.
“In the end the deciding factor was always whether the emotion of the song was coming through in the best way possible.” For him, this was a record driven by emotion. Letting those emotions speak is what remains the driving force behind Mergers and Acquisitions. It may have been a record that was born out of loss, but it will certainly provide a lot of hope for Scott Lanaway fans – both old and new.

For music and more info please visit: www.myspace.com/scottlanaway

Of Mice & Men To Debut New Video Monday On HotTopic.com and MTV2/Headbangers Ball

Of Mice & Men will debut their new video for the song "Second and Sebring" on Monday, March 15th on www.HotTopic.com and MTV2/Headbangers Ball.
The online premiere will commence first thing Monday morning at www.HotTopic.com and the broadcast premiere will occur at 2am Eastern on Monday Night/Tuesday morning.
Be sure to set your DVR's if you're not a night owl. Of Mice & Men are currently on tour with Alesana supporting their debut self titled album which just hit stores this past Tuesday.

www.myspace.com/ofmice
www.riserecords.com

New Foxy Shazam Live Video

Check out this new live Foxy Shazam video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62H0e8q7xxo

Pre-order the new album at www.foxyshazam.com now and get two free tracks IMMEDIATELY!

New Foxy Shazam music is currently streaming on www.Absolutepunk.net and www.Spin.com!

Foxy Shazam is one of Spin Magazine’s 50 Must-Hear Bands at SXSW: http://www.spin.com/gallery/spins-50-must-hear-bands-sxsw?page=16#main

Visit www.myspace.com/foxyshazam for Foxy Shazam’s latest tour dates.

PIEBALD Announce 6 Disc Re-Release Of Their Robust Back Catalog Via Rise Records


Piebald was perhaps one of the most beloved bands in the hardcore/ indie rock crossover genre. Starting out in 1994, the band released a ton of songs throughout their decorated career. Some of these songs are hard to find because most of the releases they appeared on are out of print now. Well, not anymore. Rise Records is pleased to announce the re-release of Piebald’s extensive back catalog.
Volume I, the first of 3 volumes, will feature 2 discs containing their early years including the album “When Live Hands You Lemons”. Also included are rarities from their split 7” with Cave In and early recordings with now famed producer Brian McTernan. (in stores April 27th)
Volume II will feature 2 discs containing more from their early years including the albums "If It Weren't For Venetian Blinds It Would be Curtains For Us All" and "Rock Revolution Will Not Be Televised". Also included are covers of Slayer, Jawbreaker and Weezer. (in stores May 25th)
Volume III will feature 2 discs containg the album "We Are The Only Friends That We Have" as well as other hard to find B sides and rarities including several radio shows. (in stores July 20th)
This collection is a must for all Piebald fans both old and new. Check out the revamped MySpace page that reveals the album art which was created by Samiam's own Sergie Loobkoff.

www.myspace.com/piebald
www.riserecords.com

SEA SHEPHERD AND PENNYWISE'S ZOLI TEGLAS ORGANIZE LUNCHTIME PROTEST

FRIDAY MARCH 12TH
AT THE HUMP RESTAURANT IN SANTA MONICA, CA
TO PROTEST THE RESTAURANT'S SERVING
OF ENDANGERED SEI WHALE MEAT

Conservation group SEA SHEPHERD today announced that Zoli Teglas, PENNYWISE front man and Volunteer Music & Outreach Coordinator for SEA SHEPHERD; Kurt Lieber, SEA SHEPHERD board member; and Grace Ko, director of operations for PELICAN RESCUE TEAM, are organizing the Friday, March 12 protest during the lunchtime rush to educate patrons in Santa Monica that endangered whale species are being consumed at THE HUMP restaurant.
SEA SHEPHERD, the subject of ANIMAL PLANET’S hit show, WHALE WARS, inspired the team behind Oscar-winning documentary film, THE COVE, to orchestrate what the New York Times describes as “a covert operation to ferret out what the authorities say is illegal whale meat at one of this town’s most highly regarded sushi destinations.”
When the story broke Monday (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/09/us/09sushi.html ) and they heard that operators of THE HUMP could at most be fined $20,000 and serve one year in prison for violating the MARINE MAMMAL PROTECTION ACT, Teglas, Lieber and Ko sprang into action, obtaining police approval and organizing a peaceful protest during the lunchtime rush on Friday to encourage Los Angeles area sushi lovers to help put an end to restaurants in the US and Japan selling endangered whale species as delicacies.
The peaceful protest will take place on Friday, March 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Hump Restaurant at The Santa Monica Airport - 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South - Santa Monica, CA 90405.
www.seashepherd.org

PIP SKID RELEASES APTLY TITLED SKID ROW


You hear the word all the time in write-ups: transcendence. It’s almost become kitch. But finally, an artist who delivers on the promise. Pip Skid, a longstanding legend of Canadian hip-hop presents Skid Row, an electrifying and energetic blast of socially conscious hip-hop that only solidifies Pip Skid’s position as a force to be reckoned with. His unique brand of hip-hop hits listeners not only on a visceral but cerebral level too.
But why would you expect any less from Pip Skid? Here’s the harsh truth, for those who (unfortunately) might not be familiar with his raging yet thought-provoking brand of hip-hop. Utilizing a range of genres, including driving guitars that elevate his MC skills, Pip Skid has been making music for 17 years and shows no signs of letting up. His live show is renowned for it’s intensity, as the normally reclusive artist sheds his skin and provides a powerful show, leaving audiences clamoring for more.
And Pip Skid does his part to deliver as much of his art as possible to his fans. Starting out with the seminal group Farm Fresh from his native Brandon, Manitoba, Pip held his own at the forefront of a burgeoning hip-hop scene in central Canada in the early 1990’s. He is a cornerstone of the success of indie label Peanuts & Corns Records and has featured on many of their 40 releases. And by day, Pip Skid delivers hip-hop to the youth around him, participating in his “Make Rap Happen” program, which is in high demand with schools and cultural groups. “Make Rap Happen” focuses on the history of hip-hop and teaches children to express themselves through deejaying, performing and recording.
But on March 30th, with the release of Skid Row, Pip Skid will do some weighty self-expression of his own. Tracks like “I Never Knew” presents an infectious, jangly groove with Skid’s trademark socially-frustrated lyrics elevating the track to something, well, transcendent. And the powerful title track echoes some of Cypress Hill’s best work, combining furious guitar solos and fist-in-the-air MC’ing that will no doubt grip audiences with its immediacy. Skid shifts things up on “Ten Dollars” which pays homage to classic, 80’s-influenced hip-hop that will have purists salivating.
There’s no shortage of hip-hop out there today. But Pip Skid presents something different; his brutally honest take on the world around him puts him in a class of his own. And for that, everyone around him is better off.

See Pip Skid live March 13th at the West End Cultural Centre in his hometown of Winnipeg backed by a live band featuring Nestor Wynrush, DJ Kutdown and members of Annihilator, Nova and Banned From Atlantis.

Three free tracks for the taking here: http://www.foultone.com/PipSkid.zip

This Just In: Atom Willard = RETARDED!

What the fuck is this about Atom Willard, the not-current-anymore drummer of the AMAZING band Social Distortion and member of the SHITTASTIC CRAP called Angels & Airwaves, QUITTING SOCIAL D TO FOCUS ON THAT GROSS GARBAGE THAT SHOULD BE CALLED ASS & AIRFARTS?

Let me get this straight.
He onced drummed for The Offspring, and then ended up leaving that band to focus on A&A... which I can't blame him for considering they were on hiatus and went on to make that last load of chronic diarrhea they called an album.

But now... to leave Social D for that gorilla spunk and some more commercial loving freedom?

HOW RUDE.

Retaks Injects Sport Into Show at Extreme Thing In Las Vegas

Event Creates Record Fourth Stage March 27

The Retaks Expressions Tour kicks off at Extreme Thing 2010 on March 27 at the Desert Breeze Skate Park near Durango Drive and Spring Mountain Road. The event will include the third annual Retaks Local Ripper Mini Ramp Skateboard Competition, and the Retaks Battle of the Shops. Retaks will sponsor a fourth stage at Extreme Thing, a record for the event. The specially constructed stage physically connects the concert space with the ramp and will feature live music from Guilty By Association, Ministry of Love and Battle Born all from Las Vegas; Avery Watts from Los Angeles and Parker Theory from San Diego.

Three local skateboard shops will compile approximately the top 30 qualifiers of all ages in the region who will pay $20 to enter the open competition – there are no age group requirements in this competition. Registration includes one general admission ticket to the event plus competitor wristbands and Retaks Competitor gift bag. Skaters younger than 18 years old will receive one pass for their parent/guardian who will be required to sign a liability waiver on site. Competition is open to all amateur skateboarders. Those who’d like to participate can contact Pharmacy Board Shop, 4845 S. Fort Apache Road in Summerlin (228-4755); Industrial Ride Shop inside the Galleria at Sunset mall in Henderson (435-0600) or the Area 702 Skatepark, 3040 Simmons St., suite #104, in North Las Vegas (870-7588). Spaces are limited.

After initial competition, five individual sessions will determine the top five competitors, who will be judged solely on their at least 4-minute individual run. Open jam practice will take place in the morning until the first Retaks Concert Band takes the stage. Then, each of the five competitors will have approximately 20 minutes to practice their individual runs before final competition begins. The contest will be judged by three independent or professional skaters to be announced at a later time.

Local lifestyle backpack company Retaks – the word “skater” inscribed backwards – created the Expressions Tour three years ago and kicks off the 2010 event at Extreme Thing. Retaks started in 2005 when a father and his two sons scribbled an idea on the back of an airline flight barf bag and has since designed backpacks to suit the lifestyle of the extreme sports enthusiast. The tour presents the best of local skate and BMX riders in amateur competitions. This year the company added a music component to the tour with a five-band concert stage next to the mini ramp.

Extreme Thing Sports and Music Festival, now in its 15th year, welcomes The Used, Five Finger Death Punch, Escape the Fate, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Story of the Year and The Bled on the Verizon Wireless main stage with Never Shout Never, The Cab, Hey Monday, Every Avenue, The Summer Set, Call The Cops and The Ready Set taking the newly formed AP (Alternative Press) Stage. This will be the first year Extreme Thing will feature four stages, with the third being the XPOZ Local Band Stage. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 day of the show. A combo package also is available for $35 and includes a ticket, commemorative event T-shirt and artist-signed event poster.

Only a personal “unopened” bottle of water can be brought into the festival along with still cameras and sunscreen. There will be plenty of ATMs on site this year with an array of food vendors available, from barbecue to Thai, along with beverages. No alcohol will be sold. No animals, coolers, weapons or chairs are permitted. No re-entry will be permitted.

Sponsors include X107.5 FM, Las Vegas CityLife, My LV TV, CW Las Vegas, Red Bull, Verizon Wireless, Wasted Space and The XPOZ Coalition.

Those interested can visit the Web site at www.extremething.com

Foxy Shazam To Premiere Album On Chatroulette.com

A message from Foxy Shazam:
hello, you guys know about www.ChatRoulette.com? it's this underground social website thing that connects strangers around the world through their webcams. whoever uses it can meet thousands of people everyday! It goes from kittens playing one second and then amateur porn the next. It can get pretty gross, yet adorable.

So that got us thinking- If this site is nothing but a place for people trying to get lucky, then lets put a little Foxy in their lives! So, for one week, starting Monday, March 8th, our new album will stream in its entirety, letting you guys hear our self-titled album a month before it hits stores on April 13th. Try to get lucky and land on the Foxy Shazam webcam and you’ll get an advance listen to the new record, but the only way to hear it is to spin the virtual wheel and get lucky. Good luck!

Don’t want to spin the wheel in fear of perverts? Then check out our digital and physical pre-order at http://foxyshazam.com on Tuesday, March 9th. When you pre-order you’ll get two tracks- ”Wanna Be Angel” and “Unstoppable.” Also, look out for Yahoo Music to be premiering our new music video for “Oh Lord” on Wednesday, March 17th!!!

bye

FOXY
For more info:
www.myspace.com/foxyshazam

Olympics + Canada + Music = FAIL

THANK YOU for saying everything I was far too lazy to say, and more.

http://www.aux.tv/newmusic/reviews/op-ed-the-worst-moment-in-canadian-music-history/


Cheers.

Toronto Goes Punk

Ch Ch Check it

http://www.nowtoronto.com/daily/story.cfm?content=173938

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday March 9th, 2010.

Aloha- Home Acres
Before Their Eyes - Untouchable
The Besnard Lakes - Are the Roaring Night
Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (new drummer: Leah Shapiro) - Beat The Devil's Tattoo
The Bled - Heat Fetish
Broken Bells (Danger Mouse and The Shins' James Mercer) - S/T
The Chieftains featuring Ry Cooder - San Patricio
Jason Collett - Rat A Tat Tat
Crystal Antlers - Little Sister/Dead Horses
Daughters - S/T
Demon Hunter - The World Is A Thorn
Emmanuel and The Fear (orchestral-rock band) - Listen
Four Year Strong - Enemy of the World
Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Jared Grabb = Where Do You Hide Your Love Songs?
Imperial China - Phosphenes
Isles & Glaciers - The Hearts of Lonely People
The Knife - Tomorrow, In A Year
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks
Ludacris & Shawnna - Battle of the Sexes
Mimicking Birds - S/T
The Morning Benders - Sweet Echo
Mountain Man - One
Pavement - Quarantine the Past
Scouts Honor - Bured
Small Brown Bike - Composite, Vol. 2
Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead Symphony
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
The von Drats - Dratsylvania
We Were Promised Jetpacks - The Last Place You'll Look

Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival Tickets On Sale Monday

BYO RECORDS PRESENTS THE 12TH ANNUAL PUNK ROCK BOWLING & MUSIC FESTIVAL
MAY 6-9 AT SUNSET STATION HOTEL AND CASINO IN LAS VEGAS;
TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY MARCH 8TH AT PUNKROCKBOWLING.COM
AND MARCH 29TH THROUGH TICKETMASTER;
WEEKEND PASSES, HOTEL DISCOUNTS AND BOWLING TEAM REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE
SPECIAL DISCOUNTED EARLY BIRD WEEKEND PASSES AVAILABLE FOR TWO MORE DAYS
FINAL LINEUP AND SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED:
FLOGGING MOLLY, NOFX, D.R.I, AGAINST ME!, HOT WATER MUSIC, ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES, THE REVIVAL TOUR,
F**CKED UP, TSOL, 7 SECONDS, THE DICKIES AND MANY MORE

BYO Records is excited to announce that tickets for the 12th Annual Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in Las Vegas, NV, will go on sale Monday, March 8th at www.PunkRockBowling.com. This year’s event runs May 6-9, 2010 at Sunset Station Hotel and Casino. Hotel discounts and bowling team registration are also available on the PRB site.

Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on March 29th.

The final lineup for the biggest punk rock party of the year has also been announced, and it’s a DOOZY! A virtual who’s who of the punk scene’s biggest names, past, present and future, the event includes such acts as Flogging Molly, NOFX, D.R.I, Against Me!, Hot Water Music, F**ked Up, TSOL, Swinging Utters, The Revival Tour featuring Chuck Ragan/Ben Nichols, Youth Brigade, The Dickies, 7 Seconds, Cobra Skulls, Teenage Bottlerocket and many more (see full schedule of shows below).

Now in its 12th year, Punk Rock Bowling features an all-ages outdoor amphitheatre as well as a 21+ indoor lounge for late night shows. Celebrating the independent music community, this year 850 bowlers are expected to be among 210 participating teams. Made up of industry insiders (bands, agents, managers, fanzines, radio stations, labels, punk rock clothing and merchandise companies), and now, for the first time in the 12 year history, open to the general public, Punk Rock Bowling is one of the largest and most recognized indie music events of the year.

Schedule:

Fri. May 7, 4:30pm / All Ages
Punk Rock Bowling and Music Fest
Sunset Station Amphitheatre
NOFX, Hot Water Music, F**ked Up, Youth Brigade, Teenage Bottlerocket, Tony Sly (N.U.F.A.N), Guilty By Association
$35

Sat. May 8, 4:30pm / All Ages
Punk Rock Bowling and Music Fest
Sunset Station Amphitheatre
FLOGGING MOLLY, Against Me, Swingin Utters, Cobra Skulls, Old Man Markley, Broadway Calls
$35

Sun May 9, 1:30pm / All Ages
Punk Rock Bowling and Music Fest
Sunset Station Amphitheatre
DRI, Tsol, 7 Seconds, The Dickies, Adolescents, CH3, The Crowd, Ill Repute, Dr. Know, Stretch Marks
$20

SPECIAL Amphitheatre Weekend Pass $80


Fri. May 7, 11:30pm
Punk Rock Bowling and Music Fest
Club Madrid / Sunset Station Casino Lounge
Phenomenauts, Filthy Thieving Bastards, Old Man Markley
$16

Sat. May 8, 11:30pm
Punk Rock Bowling and Music Fest
Club Madrid / Sunset Station Casino Lounge
Revival Tour featuring Chuck Ragan
$16

Sun. May 9, 10:30pm
Punk Rock Bowling and Music Fest
Club Madrid / Sunset Station Casino Lounge
Me First and the Gimme Gimme's, Cute Lepers, St. Alvia
$16

SPECIAL Club Madrid Weekend Pass $40

Take Action Tour Raises Over $60,000!!

THE JUST COMPLETED 2010 SUB CITY TAKE ACTION TOUR - PRESENTED BY HOT TOPIC
RAISES OVER $60,000 TO FURTHER THE MISSION OF PATRICK PEDRAJA AND HIS WORLD CHANGING ORGANIZATION
DRIVING FOR DONORS
TOUR REACHES GOAL OF ENLISTING OVER 2010 FANS TO SIGN UP FOR NATIONAL MARROW REGISTRY

The recently completed ninth annual Take Action Tour just wrapped up with one last triumphant hurrah in Dallas on March 2, 2010. The tour, whose mission is to create a better world, continues to inspire and make change in a proactive manner.

The Impact of the 2010 Take Action Tour:

Over $60,000 raised to help further the mission of Patrick Pedraja and his organization Driving For Donors
Over 30,000 fans in 31 cities proved that the world can be made a better place
Tour reaches goal enlisting over 2010 fans to sign up for the National Marrow Registry!
Nearly 8,000 copies of the Take Action Volume 9 compilation sold

Headlining band We The Kings, along with Mayday Parade, A Rocket To The Moon, There For Tomorrow, Stereo Skyline, and Call The Cops united an impressive amount of fans across the U.S. and Canada that cared about more than just attending a great show. The active and engaged audience stood up to make a difference by raising funds, awareness and actual life saving donor volunteers for Driving For Donors (an organization started by now 14-year-old Patrick Pedraja who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 10) whose mission is to sign up people to the National Marrow Registry.

Take Action 2010 raised over $60,000 for Patrick Padraja's mission through the unique model of donating 10% of each ticket sold to charity, along with other fundraising efforts including donating 5% of the suggested retail price of each Take Action Volume 9 compilation sold.

Hopeless/Sub City would like to thank all the bands and labels involved this year that brought the message directly to fans that each one of us can take action and make the world a better place.

Take Action looks forward to continue to support Patrick Pedraja and Driving For Donors' mission of saving lives and everyone at Hopeless Records & Sub City Non Profit is grateful for the opportunity to organize this tour to benefit him and be involved in such a great cause in even a small way. Hopeless Records & Sub City Non Profit is hard at work on the next Take Action Tour and will be announcing the next benefiting charity soon. All The latest information can always be found at Takeactiontour.com.

2010 Take Action! Tour Artists:
We The Kings, Mayday Parade, A Rocket To The Moon, There For Tomorrow, Stereo Skyline, Call The Cops

2010 Take Action Tour Sponsor:
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.

Additional generous sponsors of the 2010 Take Action Tour:
MySpace Music, Alternative Press, Absolutepunk.net, TouchTunes Interactives Networks, Go! Merch, Hopeless Records, S-curve Records, Atlantic Records, Fueled By Ramen, Myspace Records
2010 Take Action Tour Charity:

Driving For Donors exists to draw donors, attention, and funds to the National Marrow Registry. 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 raised over $100,000 for tissue typing fees and drive expenses by selling advertising on Patrick's bald head.

About Hopeless Records & Sub City Non Profit:
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.

Additional Resources:
Takeactiontour.com
Subcity.net
DrivingForDonors.com
Hottopic.com

7 Seconds, Rival Schools, F*cked Up, Steel Train, Riverboat Gamblers, Strike Anywhere, The Downtown Fiction And Many More Set To Play FREE SXSW Party

7 Seconds, Rival Schools, F*cked Up, Steel Train, Riverboat Gamblers, Strike Anywhere, The Downtown Fiction And Many More Set To Play FREE SXSW Party Hosted By Shirts For a Cure & Photo Finish Records
The Shirts for a Cure Project and Photo Finish Records are very proud to announce this year’s SXSW day party will feature 7 Seconds, Rival Schools, Fucked Up, Steel Train, Riverboat Gamblers, Envy on the Coast, Strike Anywhere, The Downtown Fiction, Dead to Me, I Fight Dragons, Ashtree Close and a very special guest. This FREE event will be held on two stages at Red 7 (611 East 7th Street) on Friday March 19th, doors open at noon sharp. Donations will be collected at the door and are strongly encouraged.
This is the fifth year Photo Finish and Shirts for a Cure have produced a showcase for SXSW. Performers in the past have included My Chemical Romance, Hot Water Music, The Bouncing Souls, Circa Survive, Head Automatica, Lifetime, Bane and many more. This years show promises to be one of the best.

There will be limited space at this event, so please arrive early to be assured entry.
www.syrentha.org
http://www.merchnow.com/store/merchant.mv?Screen=SFNT&Store_Code=SFAC

Bleeding Through Post New Song On MySpace

Bleeding Through has posted a new song called “Breathing in the Wrath” on MySpace www.myspace.com/bleedingthrough.
The band will release its long-awaited self-titled Rise Records debut on April 13th.
Pre-order the CD here: http://new.merchnow.com/catalogs/bleeding-through
Bleeding Through is one of the most important bands to take the mixture of metal and hardcore to international prominence in the last decade, touring with Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, AFI, HIM, Cradle Of Filth, Ozzfest, Vans Warped Tour and MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball: The Tour.
After wrapping up a Japan/Australian tour with Machine Head and Hatebreed, Bleeding Through will embark on a US headlining tour in support of their upcoming release. Their ominously self-titled new album, their first for Rise Records, is the perfect distillation of their past with a solid look forward to the future: dark, aggressive, full of rage and sorrow.
Catch Bleeding Through on "The Spring Breakdown Tour: 2010" with support from Born of Osiris, Sleeping Giant, Oceano and fellow Rise Records band Legend, at your favorite venue this spring!

www.myspace.com/bleedingthrough
www.riserecords.com

Headlining tour dates:
Bleeding Through, Born of Osiris, Sleeping Giant, Oceano and Legend
4/09-San Diego, CA @ Soma
4/10-Fresno, CA @ Club Retro
4/12-Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/13-Boise, ID @ The Venue
4/14-Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
4/15-Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
4/16-Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
4/17-St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
4/18-St. Paul, MN @ Barfly
4/19-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
4/20-Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
4/21-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
4/22-Dayton, OH @ The Attic
4/23-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
4/24-Detroit, MI @ Harpos
4/25-Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theatre
4/26-Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/27-Montreal, QC @ Tulipe
4/29-Long Island, NY @ Crazy Donkey
4/30-Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
5/01-Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
5/02-Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
5/04-Orlando, FL @ Club Firestone
5/05-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/06-Pensacola, FL @ The Ready Room
5/07-Houston, TX @ Meridian
5/08-San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
5/09-McAllen, TX @ Incubator
5/10-Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
5/12-El Paso, TX @ Club 101
5/13-Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
5/14-Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
5/15-Las Vegas, NV @ 702 Skatepark
5/16-Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre (CALIFORNIA METALFEST IV)

www.riserecords.com

Free Toronto Show/Party!

Ron Contour aka Moka Only Releases Saffron

Who is Ron Contour? Is he Moka Only, a mainstay of the Canadian hip-hop scene? Is he even Canadian? We can’t be entirely sure, but what we do know is that Ron enjoys some of the finer things in life (food, women, vintage clothing) and his latest and greatest collaboration with producer Factor is the perfect introduction to his world of debauchery and snacking.
Out on March 9th, Ron Contour, teaming up with Saskatoon-based producer Factor, will deliver Saffron (Fake Four Records), an eccentric but devilishly satisfying record that presents a relaxed and vibey record that is impossible not to indulge in.
The story of Ron Contour and Moka’s relationship is an important one. Ron’s first release in 1999 was masterminded by Moka and was actually BILLED as Moka Only IS Ron Contour. Moka did this as a devious way to break Ron Contour into the rap world so he could indulge in those “finer things” Ron holds so dear to his heart. The album came out to critical acclaim although there was some confusion as to whether or not it was really Moka on the album. After 2000 Ron Contour dropped out of the scene altogether to pursue girls and beekeeping. Women found him tolerable and while many would consider this a foolish move, to hear some of the beats and rhymes on Saffron, you’d understand that Ron works on a totally different level. In 2007 Ron approached Moka about getting back into the rapping industry and his new release showcases the peculiar rapper’s triumphant return to the world of hip-hop.
Unabashedly low-key, Saffron is an album for late-nights and rainy afternoons alike. Tracks like “Prairie Wind” swoon with a tripped out groove that haunts as much as it encourages elevation. “Wondrous” uses some enticing sampling while highlighting Ron’s casual manner of luring listeners into his intense headspace. And “Confused Nougat” kicks things up a notch with vintage beats while still providing some of Contour’s hilariously bewildering lyrics. Laced with Factor’s signature drums and psychedelic funk, Saffron is not to be taken lightly.
With over 40 albums, both solo and collaborative under his vintage belt, he has been a contributing member of numerous groups and collectives, and has worked with underground hip-hop heroes including J Dilla, MF Doom, Buck 65, K-Os, and Aceyalone. While listeners can’t be too sure exactly who Ron Contour is, one thing is for certain: a legend has returned, and with Saffron, Ron Contour won’t be disappearing anytime soon.

Peep the video for the single ‘Glad’ here: http://vimeo.com/9734720

Moka Only’s Myspace here: http://www.myspace.com/mokaonly
Factor’s Myspace here: http://www.myspace.com/factorg

MERIWETHER ANNOUNCES MARCH 22 AS DIGITAL RELEASE DATE FOR PLUG IN THE SNAKES

BAND PLAYING SXSW MARCH 19 & 20 FOLLOWED BY A SLEW OF REGIONAL DATES THROUGHOUT APRIL;
FULL U.S. SUMMER TOUR IN THE WORKS
PLUG IN THE SNAKES STREAMING NOW AT PUREVOLUME.COM/MERIWETHER

Baton Rouge rockers MERIWETHER announced the digital release date of their new album, Plug In The Snakes for March 22, 2010. The band will begin celebrating its new release with three high profile shows in Austin , TX at SXSW on March 19 and 20.
Anyone attending SXSW should make the effort to catch the band’s blistering live set at one of the following performances: March 19 at the All Together Now Showcase at Bayou Lounge at 11:20PM (18+); March 19 at the Texas Rockfest (outdoors on the corner of 7th and Neches) at 1AM (all ages); and March 20 at the MusicGorilla.com Showcase at Treasure Island at 12AM (21+)
With over 4 million new media plays, the band is already a premier headlining act in the Southeast consistently selling out top draw venues such as the New Orleans House of Blues, and the Varsity Theatre in Baton Rouge . After finding much success selling more than 15,000 copies of its GVE Records debut Make Your Move, MERIWETHER is amping up for the worldwide release of its new album, Plug in the Snakes.
The band took a minor detour after the release of its debut as its sophomore effort Sons of Our Fathers (produced by Howard Benson) was shelved after signing a major label deal with Suretone/Interscope Records. Severing those ties, MERIWETHER has gone back to its roots and is as fierce and hungry as ever. Plug in the Snakes was recorded and self-produced with the help of local prodigy Brian Beyt and also features guest appearances from several popular artists from the region.
“Plug in the Snakes is pretty fast-paced and full of energy," singer/guitarist Drew Reilley explained to LSU’s Tiger Weekly.
“We went out-of-the-box for the recordings and tried to have a lot of fun experimenting with different instruments,” Reilley offers. “It’s much more aggressive than our past recordings. I think our frustration with the situation we’ve been in with the industry over the last few years has definitely contributed to this.”
For MERIWETHER (singer/guitarist Drew Reilley; guitarist Steve Bergeron, bassist Josh Barbier, guitarist/keyboardist Skip Angelle and drummer Sam Anderson) it’s all about wearing your heart on your sleeve. “I try to be as straightforward as I can,” Reilley confesses. “I think honesty is one of the biggest keys: let’s get to the point and have people connect immediately.”
Warped Tour veterans, MERIWETHER has also opened for everyone from The Starting Line and Armor For Sleep to Puddle of Mudd and Staind. “We’re definitely a live band,” Reilley points out. “It’s the rawest form of a band: it’s just us with all our guards down and guns blaring. We love to play and I love to be on tour. It’s almost sick how much I like to be on the road.”

Catch MERIWETHER on tour:
Mar 5 Hattiesburg , MS - SALUTE THE TROOPS @ Camp Shelby
Mar 12 Jackson, MS - HAL & MAL'S 18+
Mar 13 Houma , LA - CITY CLUB 18+
Mar 17 Lafayette, LA - NITETOWN 18+
Mar 19 Austin , TX - All Together Now Showcase @ Bayou Lounge 18+ 11:20pm
Mar 19 Austin, TX - TX Rockfest *ALL-AGES* (Corner of 7th & Neches ) 1am
Mar 20 Austin, TX - MusicGorilla. com Showcase @ Treasure Island 21+ 12am set
Mar 26 Plaquemine, LA - MIKES 18+
Apr 2 Lake Charles , LA - AJ'S 18+
Apr 7 Chicago , IL - ANGELS & KINGS 21+ FREE SHOW!
Apr 15 Ruston , LA - RABB'S 18+
Apr 16 Shreveport , LA - WAREHOUSE 18+
Apr 17 Monroe , LA - CODA 18+
May 14 Thibodaux , LA - LAST CALL 18+ w/ 6 Pack Deep

For more information on MERIWETHER see www.myspace.com/meriwether and www.meriwetherrock.com.

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday March 2nd, 2010:

A Weather - Everyday Balloons
Alphabeat - The Spell
Artist vs. Poet - Favorite Fix
The Bled - Heat Fetish
Jamie Cullum - The Pursuit
Dark Tranquillity - We Are The Void
Jason Derülo - S/T
Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back
Mike Golden & Friends - Trees [EP]
Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits
Groove Armada - Black Light
Sean Hayes - Run Wolves Run
John Hiatt - The Open Road
Jaguar Love - Hologram Jams
Shooter Jennings & Hierophant - Black Ribbons
The Kissaway Trail - Sleep Mountain
The Library Is On Fire - Magic Windows, Magic Nights
Lifehouse - Smoke & Mirrors
Little Boots - Hands
Man Overboard - Before We Met
Peasant - Shady Retreat
Portugal. The Man - American Ghetto
Rogue Wave - Permalight
Save Your Breath - Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy
Seabear - We Built a Fire
These New Puritans - Hidden
Twin Tigers (psych-indie-pop band from Athens, Ga.) - Gray Waves