Grand MOTHER FUCKING Scale!

Grand Scale had their first show EVER last night at Sneaky Dee's and it was pretty Epic.
Check out a clip of their set HERE, and see what you're in store for at MY BIRTHDAY SHOW MAY 26THE where they play again at CLINTONS.
$5.
Be there.


Yeah Whatever, you know who I am.

Mother Fucking WEEN Coming To Toronto!!!

SHIT YES!
Ween
Kool Haus
Toronto, ON
Tue, Jul 20, 2010 09:00 PM

Tickets go on sale FRIDAY (April 30th).

Get'em HERE.

And, sidenote: HOW DID I NOT KNOW/REMEMBER? THAT THEY HAD A COUNTRY ALBUM?
I fucking love it.
BEST SONG EVER.

Portugal The Man on Tour!

LOVEDRUG TO TOUR THIS SUMMER

BAND PLANS TO RELEASE THE SECOND AND THIRD EP’S IN A SERIES OF THREE WHILE WORKING ON BRAND NEW FULL LENGTH
NEW TRACKS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT NOISETRADE.COM/LOVEDRUG
Canton, Ohio band Lovedrug is preparing for a very busy summer. In a recent interview with MishMash Magazine leader singer/guitarist Michael Shepard noted, “We're gonna tour in June and July, put out two more EPs, record a full length record, get a new record deal, move to Nashville, start our own line of sausage links and take over the world starting with Ireland. But, not in that specific order possibly.”
Now label-free, the band is releasing a series of three EPs as they continue to write the upcoming HiFi album. EP - PART I is out now on Vinyl, CD and digital format. All formats, including a limited edition package, are available directly from the band through www.Lovedrugmusic.com.
In the meantime, fans can listen to brand new tracks for free at www.NoiseTrade.com/lovedrug.
Playing Bamboozle at the Meadowlands in New Jersey on May 2 alongside Weezer, Minus the Bear, and MGMT, Lovedrug will also hit the road on a headlining tour with All The Day Holiday supporting, after a couple of one-off shows with The Early Hours, and Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders respectively.
Having previously shared stages with artists as diverse as The Killers, Robert Plant, Switchfoot, Sam Phillips, Creeper Lagoon, Eisley, and Matchbook Romance, Lovedrug drew nationwide attention with two independent EPs in 2003 and 2004, followed by the highly acclaimed debut full-length Pretend You’re Alive in July 2004 on indie The Militia Group (Sony). The fastest selling debut in label history, Militia upstreamed the band to parent label Columbia Records for a planned re-release in March 2005 around the radio single “Spiders”. Though unrelated corporate purging at Columbia left many plans stillborn, Lovedrug toured heavily and increased its fanbase.
Now with new music dubbed by many as Lovedrug’s best work to date, the stage is set; this ain’t a comeback; it’s a breakthrough in the making.

Catch Lovedrug on tour:
May 2 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Bamboozle in Meadowlands (w/ Weezer, Minus The Bear, MGMT)
May 6 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ The Early Hours
May 7 - West Chester, PA @ The Note w/ Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders
May 8 - Boston, MA @ HOUSE SHOW
May 9 - Altoona, PA @ HOUSE SHOW
May 14 - Covington, KY (Cincinnati) @ Radiodown w/ All The Day Holiday
June 9 - Knoxville, TN @ HOUSE SHOW (Lovedrug only)
June 10 - Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery (w/ ATDH, others)
June 11 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (w/ ATDH, others)
June 12 - Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth (w/ ATDH, others)
June 13 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum (w/ ATDH, others)
June 15 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree (w/ ATDH, others)
June 16 - Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge (w/ Bear Colony, ATDH)
June 17 - Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's (w/ Bear Colony, ATDH)
June 18 - Houston, TX @ Mango's (w/ ATDH, others)
June 19 - Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar (w/ ATDH, others)
June 21 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory (w/ ATDH, others)
June 22 - Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Café (w/ ATDH, others)
June 23 - St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird (w/ ATDH, others)
June 24 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In (w/ ATDH, others)

For more information on Lovedrug see www.myspace.com/lovedrug.

Kayo Dot - Coyote

The National - "Afraid of Everyone"

Download the New National Song "Afraid of Everyone" Now

Sage Francis - "The Best of Times"

Sage Francis - The Best of Timesbyantirecords

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday April 27th, 2010:

Acid Tiger - S/T
Alcoholic Faith Mission - Let This Be The Last Night We Care
Alpha Rev - New Morning
The Boy Least Likely To - A Fairytale Ending
Bullet For My Valentine - The Fever
Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Age of Miracles
Continuance - Carry Ourselves
Daddy Yankee - Mundial
Drowning Pool - S/T
Melissa Etheridge - Fearless Love
Peter Frampton - Thank You Mr. Churchill
Gogol Bordello - Trans-Continental Hustle
Hole - Nobody's Daughter
James - The Night Before EP
Linfinity - Martian's Blues
Lonestar - Party Heard Around The World
Jesse Malin and The St. Marks Social - Love It To Life
Jo Dee Messina - Unmistakable
The Mynabirds - What We Lose In The Fire, We Gain In The Flood
The Ocean - Heliocentric
Brian Posehn - Fart and Wiener Jokes
Reignition - The Epitome of Free Will [7-inch]
The Riot Before - Rebellion
Sons of Sylvia (under the name The Clark Brothers, the country trio won Fox's "The Next Great American Band") - Revelation
Two Door Cinema Club (Northern Irish electro-pop band) - Tourist History
Various Artists - Punk Goes Classic Rock
Warbeast - Krush The Enemy
Welcome to the Numb (Australian rock band) - Songs For Sleepwalkers
Emily Jane White - Victorian America
Young Livers - Of Misery and Toil

THE JOHNSTONES RELEASE ‘GET ON BOARD’ DVD

five cameras, five costume changes, bathroom tv, and in jail tour diary tell all
Ajax’s ska-punk gangsters The Johnstones have now given their live show, tour diaries, off-stage antics, and videos a permanent home with the release of their DVD ‘Get On Board’ (Stomp/Warner). With their “be yourself by yourself” ethic front row and centre, ‘Get On Board’ is a 360 degree assault on the senses.
Supporting the release with the ‘Get On Board’ tour, The Johnstones hit The Opera House on April 30th. With over 500 pre sale tickets already purchased, the live show will highlight the DVDs sold out show at The Mod Club that saw five costume changes and choreographed dance captured by five cameras and recorded and mixed in HD. Also included in ‘Get On Board’ are an unplugged session at the Gibson showroom, tour diaries flipping through the good, the bad, and the in jail of their life on the road, music videos (including the never seen before ‘Gone For A Long Time’) and a series of their best viral videos to date. Talk about bonus features!
In the last five years The Johnstones have had 6 videos and charted on MuchMusic, sold over 10,000 albums independently, hosted an online TV show and podcast with thousands of subscribers, been featured on shows including Canadian Idol and Degrassi, and have toured North America and the UK with bands like Less Than Jake, Hedley, Gob, and The Mad Caddies.
From assaulting Disneyland to spending the night in a Halifax drunk tank for breaking into an office building and having a party to pouring blood out of instruments after particularly disorderly gigs, The Johnstones have been there, done that and made the t-shirt for you to buy. See you next Friday at The Opera House.

DVD teaser here: http://www.youtube.com/phatbredrens#p/u/13/faOSTLZHa4U
For music and more info please visit: www.myspace.com/thejohnstones

‘Get On Board’ dates:
April 27th – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah
April 29th – London, ON – Call The Office
April 30th – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
May 1st – Montreal, QC – The Underworld
May 2nd – Peterborough, ON – The Montreal House
May 7th – St. Catharines, ON – The Red Hot Chili Pepper
May 8th – Windsor, ON – The Blind Dog

High Violet Streaming - This Friday April 23rd on New York Times web site‏

As you may have heard, there is a low quality leak of The National's album, High Violet, spreading across the Internet as we speak. They wanted to let you know the New York Times - http://www.nytimes.com - will be streaming the real thing starting Friday April 23rd. They hope you'll take the time to hear the album at its intended level of quality. High Violet will be released by 4AD worldwide on May 10th/11th.

Cheese People “Cheese People” (2009)

The Cheese People are a female-fronted four-piece based in the city of Samara (small by Russian standards) on the banks of the Volga. They first started to jam in 2003, and after a few years of playing in local basements they found themselves in the position of Russia's most powerful and popular disco punk band.
Their debut self-titled CD is a no-budget and self-produced recording, which however manages to sound more powerful and groovy than most Russian mainstream major-label pop. Due to its winning combination of catchy melodies, absurd lyrics, intricate sample work and unusual meowing vocal lines, this band can become an international breakthrough for Russian music.
Cheese People album has already been released in Russia on Snegiri Music (which also releases Messer Fuer Frau Muller recordings) and in Japan on Wow/Now Records. The album is to be released worldwide in May 2010 via iTunes and other online stores.
Some music critics have already compared the Cheese People music with Cansei de Ser Sexy, Datarock or New Young Pony Club. However, the band themselves say that they are more influenced by the likes of Prodigy and Gloria Gaynor, as it was hard to keep abreast of the modern music in Samara using slow dial-up connection.
Cheese People are not wasting any time and have already finished their next CD, which, surprisingly enough, is all acoustic. It is to be released in Russia in mid-April and you would be the first to know when it appears!

Download links for free download (rar, 320 kbps):
Mediafire: http://www.mediafire.com/?mmjfmuuvk2y
Depositfiles: http://depositfiles.com/ru/files/6gmblab9b
Multiupload: http://www.multiupload.com/RDL7NMME7P
Rghost: http://rghost.ru/1322295

Tracklist:
01. Stroitel
02. Ua-A-A!
03. Catch U
04. Boombaster
05. Moon
06. Wake Up
07. O-Djaz
08. Tibet+6++
09. Down & Down
10. Open My Eyes
11. Eats Your Popcorn
12. I Hate This Sound
13. Ua-A-A! (Gari remix)

The cover of the CD can be found here: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ru/d/de/Cheese_people_%28snegiri_2008%29.jpg
Some press-photos can be found at band's myspace-profile.
Myspace: http://myspace.com/cheesepeopleband
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Cheese+People
Buy (Itunes): http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/cheese-people/id365724902
Buy (Japan CD) : http://www.amazon.co.jp/Cheese-People-%E3%83%81%E3%83%BC%E3%82%BA%E3%83%BB%E3%83%94%E3%83%BC%E3%83%97%E3%83%AB/dp/B0026T9NI8

FOUR YEAR STRONG TELL FANS TO GO FysYOURSELF – NEW INTERACTIVE PHOTO GAME

Four Year Strong have launched FysYourself.com, an interactive picture website that allows users to customize uploaded/webcam photos with 100+ unique details, including elements from the Enemy of the World album artwork, mythical imagery, hardcore lifestyle, recognizable items from Decaydance band members, and other FYS-related details. Upon completion, the photos can be saved and sent to either Facebook or Twitter.
Four Year Strong have always embraced the idea of not taking themselves too seriously and now, they have spread that philosophy with FysYourself. Just hours after its launch, FysYourself swept the internet and became a sensation, attracting the likes of Pete Wentz, Paramore's Hayley Williams and over 10,000 other viewers.
Fans will have the opportunity to enter a contest with their FysYourself masterpieces, and the best entry will receive the ultimate “Enemy of the World” prize package: FYS Skatedeck, vinyl, CD, shirt, poster, pin pack, and tickets to see the band live.
With the site live and ready for use, there’s only one thing left to say: Go FysYOURSELF!
www.fysyourself.com
www.myspace.com/fouryearstrong
www.fucktheguywhoownsfouryearstrong.com

R.I.P. Devon Clifford (You Say Party! We Say Die!)

"It is with absolute sadness to report that our dear friend Devon Clifford passed away just hours ago in a Vancouver hospital surrounded by his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. I request that we respect the family's privacy during this incredibly difficult time." - Darryl Weeks, publicist, Paper Bag Records

So so sad.

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday April 20th, 2010:

Against Me! - I Was A Teenage Anarchist [EP]
Airborne - No Guts, No Glory
The Apples in Stereo - Travellers In Space And Time
Aqualung - Magnetic North
David Benoit - Earthglow
Caribou - Swim
City and Colour - Orange Lounge Sessions
Circa Survive - Blue Sky Noise
Cypress Hill - Rise Up
The Depreciation Guild - Spirit Youth
Merle Haggard - I Am What I Am
The Hollowpoints - Old Haunts On The Horizon
The Infamous Stringdusters - Things That Fly
Kayo Dot - Coyote
Kings Go Forth - The Outsiders Are Back
The Kissaway Trail - Sleep Mountain
Kottonmouth Kings - Long Live The Kings
Kate Nash - My Best Friend Is You
Willie Nelson - Country Music
Ninjasonik - Art School Girls
Ozomatli - Fire Away
The Radio Dept. - Clinging To A Scheme
Ratt - Infestation
Sevendust - Cold Day Memory
Sick Of It All - Based On A True Story
The Slackers - The Great Rocksteady Swindle
Storyhill - Shade Of The Trees
Sweet Apple (J. Mascis with members of Cobra Verde and Witch) - Love & Desperation
Trombone Shorty - Backatown
Rufus Wainwright - All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu

HOPELESS RECORDS & WE ARE THE IN CROWD STREAM NEW TRACK "LIGHTS OUT"

WE ARE THE IN CROWD'S DEBUT EP GUARANTEED TO DISAGREE, OUT JUNE 8
GLAMOUR KILLS EP PRE-ORDER STARTS TODAY!
CATCH THEM ON THE 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR THIS SUMMER

Poughkeepsie natives, We Are The In Crowd are excited to announce the details of their upcoming EP, Guaranteed to Disagree. The debut Hopeless Records release contains 7 tracks recorded with producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (Jimmy Eat World, All Time Low, Cartel) and is set for a June 8th release. The first single, "Lights Out" is now available for stream and purchase!

Stream the track here
http://www.myspace.com/wearetheincrowd

Get the track here
http://bit.ly/aYIuq6

Fans first chance to pre-order the upcoming EP is through Glamourkills.com. For $24.99, each EP comes bundled with an exclusive Glamour Kills/We Are The In Crowd collaboration tee, just to make it even more special. Make your friends jealous and pick up your copy today!

Pre-order the EP here
http://bit.ly/9bd7HU

We Are The In Crowd's record release show is set for Saturday, June 12 at The Chance Complex. More details to come... don't miss your chance to catch a great show that features Every Avenue, The Dangerous Summer, Sing It Loud, There For Tomorrow and many more! The band will be hitting the road this summer on the entire 2010 Vans Warped Tour rocking the Skullcandy stage. The band is currently out on the Bring Me Home Tour with The Morning Of and Sparks The Rescue, before they head out on the Avatour with You, Me, & Everyone We Know, Breathe Electric, and Stay, dates below.
Formed in 2009 and signed by Hopeless Records shortly after, this is a band that had all their dominoes poised and ready to fall in their favor in quick succession. Armed with an irresistible combo of male and female vocals, the handful of vibrant songs the group has released are only tastes of what’s on the horizon.
Though “Lights Out” is a worthy indication of what is to come on the band’s forthcoming June seven-song EP, Guaranteed To Disagree, it’s not the only trick the band has up its sleeve. Expect more up-tempo pop-rock, with alternating bittersweet/biting lyrics and unflappable, summery melodies that will leave you with a bit of nostalgia. Tay Jardine says the connection they felt in the studio translated to the record. “We want everyone to be blasting it in their cars with the windows down this summer! I’m really proud of the way it came out.”
Guaranteed To Disagree Track Listing
1. Carry Me Home
2. Never Be What You Want (Featuring Will Pugh from Cartel)
3. Both Sides of the Story
4. Lights Out
5. We Need A Break
6. For The Win
7. Calendar Pages

We Are The In Crowd Tour Dates:
[Bring Me Home Tour w/ The Morning Of, Sparks The Rescue, Ian Walsh]
4/13/2010 Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigby’s
4/14/2010 Danbury, CT – Heirloom Arts Theatre
4/17/2010 New York, NY – The Studio @ Webster Hall

Avatour w/ You, Me, & Everyone We Know, Breathe Electric, and Stay
4/18/2010 Vineland, NJ – Hangar 84
4/19/2010 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Café
4/20/2010 Philadelphia, PA – The Fire
4/21/2010 Annapolis,MD -Hot Topic Acoustic In Store
4/22/2010 Richmond, VA – Alley Katz
4/23/2010 Bedford, VA - Bedford Dry Cleaners
4/24/2010 Virginia Beach, VA – Club Relevant
4/25/2010 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
4/26/2010 Raleigh, NC – The Brewery
4/27/2010 Columbia, SC – The Elbow Room
4/28/2010 Charleston, SC – Oasis
4/29/2010 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbit’s
4/30/2010 Winter Park, FL – The Haven
5/01/2010 Sarasota, FL – The Nightlife
5/02/2010 Tarpon Springs, FL – Neptune’s Lounge
5/03/2010 Augusta, GA – Sector 7G
5/04/2010 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
5/05/2010 Corbin, KY – Corbin Tech Center
5/06/2010 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
5/07/2010 Tinley Park, IL- Fiesta
5/08/2010 Jackson, MI- Club 789

[w/ The Dangerous Summer]
6/11/2010 Bellmore, NY – Bellmore Presbyterian Church

Glamour Kills Clothing presents...THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR JAM 2KX (CD release show)
With Every Avenue, Sing It Loud, The Secret Handshake, There For Tomorrow, The Dangerous Summer, Sparks The Rescue, Secret Secret Dino Club, Goot, The Right Coast and many more!
6/12/2010 Poughkeepsie, NY - Chance Complex

Vans Warped Tour
6/25/2010 Carson, CA - Home Depot Center
6/26/2010 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
6/27/2010 Ventura, CA - Seaside Park
6/29/2010 Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavillion
6/30/2010 Las Cruces, NM - NMSU Practice Field
7/01/2010 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
7/02/2010 Houston, TX - Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park
7/03/2010 Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
7/05/2010 St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Ampitheater
7/06/2010 Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
7/07/2010 Burgettstown, PA – Post Gazette Pavillion
7/08/2010 Cleveland, OH - Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
7/09/2010 Toronto, ON - Arrow Hall
7/10/2010 Montreal, QC - Parc Jean Drapeau
7/11/2010 Hartford, CT - Comcast Theater
7/13/2010 Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center For The Performing Arts
7/14/2010 Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake PAC
7/15/2010 Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavillion
7/16/2010 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
7/17/2010 Uniondale, NY - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7/18/2010 Oceanport, NJ - Monmouth Park Racetrack
7/20/2010 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/21/2010 Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach
7/22/2010 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte
7/23/2010 St. Petersburg, FL - Vinoy Park
7/24/2010 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater
7/25/2010 Orlando, FL - Central Florida Fairgrounds
7/262010 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheater
7/28/2010 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
7/29/2010 Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheater
7/30/2010 Detroit, MI - Comerica Park
7/31/2010 Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Pavilion
8/01/2010 Shakopee, MN - Canterbury Park
8/02/2010 Bonner Springs, KS - Sandstone Amphitheatre
8/05/2010 Edmonton, AB – Northlands Park
8/07/2010 Salt Lake City, UT - Utah State Fairgrounds
8/08/2010 Denver, CO - Invesco Field @ Mile High Stadium
8/10/2010 Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
8/11/2010 Pomona, CA - Pomona Fairplex
8/12/2010 Marysville, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/13/2010 Nampa, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheatre
8/14/2010 George, WA - Gorge Ampitheatre
8/15/2010 Hillsboro, OR - Washington County Fairgrounds

www.wearetheincrowd.com
www.hopelessrecords.com

FOXY SHAZAM RELEASE NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM TODAY

EXCLUSIVE TRACK CONFIGURATIONS WITH ITUNES, HOT TOPIC AND AMAZON
Foxy Shazam have released their self-titled Sire Records album today! The band is offering a few configurations of their album across the world today. Hot Topic stores and Shockhound.com will contain an exclusive track titled Dog In Love With Kitty, which can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/d557mq. iTunes and Amazon will contain two exclusive tracks for Teenage Demon Baby and Some Kind Of Love and their official music for Oh Lord; iTunes- http://bit.ly/bMakYy and Amazon http://amzn.to/9trcXX. Get in on this early heat the band is currently enjoying thanks to their unprecedented live show and fearless promotion with such websites as ChatRoulette.com!
Their songs “kick like mules and glitter like diamonds” said SPIN magazine, who named the band one of 10 Artists to Watch in 2010, and Simon Price of the London Observer declared “their ability to knock out killer tunes, wickedly witty wordplay and exuberantly maximalist sound (Andrew WK meets Dexys meets Springsteen) has already caused ripples, but it's on stage that they'll really blow your mind." Hear for yourself today! Visit http://foxyshazam.com for more.

I SURRENDER SIGNS VALENCIA - NOW RECORDING!

I Surrender Records is proud to announce their newest signing and to welcome a familiar face back to the family. Valencia has re-signed to the label and the Philadelphia quintet is ready to take their music to the next level.

The band introduced themselves with 2005’s “This Could Be A Possibility” and their unique sound was perfected with their second full-length, “We All Need a Reason To Believe”, which went to #6 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart after its 2008 release. Through the kind of never-quit persistence and a DIY work ethic that is hardly seen today, Valencia continue to impress loyal and new fans alike.

Valencia is currently recording in Los Angeles, CA with Mark Trombino (Jimmy Eat World, Blink 182) and Carlos De La Garza (Neon Trees, Alkaline Trio) for their much-anticipated third album. With an upcoming tour in Japan and much more on the horizon, Valencia continue to carve a name for themselves as the voice of the young and hopeful, armed with powerful hooks and catchy choruses.

Stay tuned for more updates from the band throughout the recording process!

http://www.valenciamusic.net
http://www.myspace.com/valencia
http://www.facebook.com/valencia
http://www.isurrenderrecords.com

JON & ROY RELEASE HOMES

- a soundtrack for summer living -
You may think you know Jon and Roy. After Another Noon, their critically acclaimed debut was released, you could find Jon and Roy on television commercials, on the airwaves, singing national anthems at Canucks games and touring through a town near you. But on April 13th, with the release of Homes (Pacific Music/Warner), it’s time to get to know Jon and Roy all over again. And it’s an acquaintance you’ll definitely want to make.
Sounding more relaxed yet just as potent as ever, Jon and Roy have managed to top Another Noon with casual, beautifully crafted rhythms and their uniquely deft use of harmonies. And that’s just on the first track. “Any Day Now” grows from a murmur to a strong and hopeful track; the way Jon and Roy utilize sly percussion and island acoustics comes off as remarkably natural. Talent the likes of Jon and Roy doesn’t come around very often. What’s more, they make that talent seem like it’s a birthright.
Homes could not have come at a better time. With winter hanging on for dear life, Homes is an album crafted with a relaxed, island vibe, one that seems destined to be played at backyard cook-offs, under gorgeous sunsets and with the love of your life by your side. “Boon Elm,” with its rustling melody will find its way onto road trips everywhere. “Oh, It Seemed” finds Jon and Roy rubbing shoulders with Jack Johnson, presenting a slightly funky acoustic feel. And ‘Homemade Shirts’ moves with dueling violins and a staple of their live show. It’s almost as if, as the sun begins to set, Homes begins to pick up steam. If Another Noon was a sleeper hit, then Homes will be the album that puts Jon and Roy on the map.
No strangers to the industry, Jon and Roy have been on four national tours, playing festivals such as Ottawa Bluesfest, Vancouver Jazz fest, Victoria Folk festival, CMW, NXNE, Rifflandia, Junofest and more. Homes is their third full length and tunes from Another Noon were featured in TV shows such as Departures, HBO’s Less Than Kind, MTV’s Peak Season and The Buried Life as well as Warner’s big budget surf movie The Drifter. For all their relaxed, reggae-inspired jams, Jon and Roy certainly are some busy folks.
“A word to those who haven’t been paying attention thus far: Now might be a good time
to familiarize yourself with folk phenoms Jon and Roy.” - Victoria Times Colonist
Homes, the record we’ll be hearing all summer long, is one for everyone. No doubt the kids will be able to get down with the affable groove of “It’s Gonna Be Fine” while lovers will find themselves closing down their favourite gin joint with the last dance vibe of “Body’s Warm.” There’s truly something for everyone on Homes. If you don’t know Jon and Roy, get on board now. And if you do, you’re in for another treat.
Catch the band live on their CD Release tour dates:
April 15th – Roberts Creek, BC – The Wild Bistro
April 16th – Kelowna, BC – Habitat
April 17th – Vancouver, BC – The Venue
April 18th – Whistler, BC – Telus Ski & Snowboard Festival Mainstage
April 22nd – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
April 23rd – Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis Tavern
April 24th – Winnipeg, MB – Folk Exchange

For music and more info please visit: www.jonandroy.ca

WOE, IS ME SIGNS TO VELOCITY RECORDS/RISE RECORDS


Photo by: Zach Ramsey
Emerging from the rubble of various local and signed bands, Atlanta agro rockers Woe, Is Me (W.I.M) have just signed with Velocity Records/Rise Records, joining Abandon All Ships on the fledgling label. Building itself on an ever expanding experimental level of musicianship, the seven piece band packs a powerful punch that can easily be felt behind its catchy choruses and punchy breakdowns.

The band will be heading into the studio April 28 thru June 11 with producer Cameron Mizell (I See Stars, Oceana, Of Machines) at the Orlando Chango Studios to begin work on its debut record entitled Number[s]. Currently garnering a lot of MySpace plays for its quirky, yet blistering, cover of Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok!” expect these guys to deliver the goods.

Formed in September 2009, the Atlanta ‘down south’ band runs the gamut of styles, from R&B to Metalcore, to even classical. The powerful seven piece band is made up of singer Tyler C., screamer Michael B., guitarists Tim S. and Kevin H., bassist Cory F., drummer Austin T., and keyboardist Ben F.

On the strength of a three-song demo the band recorded with producer Cameron Mizell, they were able to land management and eventually a record deal. Things just keep falling place for Woe, Is Me, as the band consistently proves it has what it takes to break down doors and win everyone over.

After the recording of Number[s] look for the band to hit the road on the upcoming Artery Foundation Tour. You’ve been warned, lookout for Woe, Is Me.

For more information see www.myspace.com/woeis.
www.velocityrecords.com
www.myspace.com/velocityrecords
www.riserecords.com
www.myspace.com/riserecords

A brand new (completely FREE, rah!) song by Amanda Fucking Palmer to commemorate her release from Roadrunner Records

<a href="http://amandapalmer.bandcamp.com/album/do-you-swear">Do You Swear To Tell The Truth The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth So Help Your Black Ass by Amanda Palmer</a>

Blacklist Royals, Exclusive Leak From Forthcoming Album : Reax Music


Blacklist Royals, Exclusive Leak From Forthcoming Album
: Reax Music


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Evil Weevil Label Sampler

<a href="http://evilweevilrecords.bandcamp.com/album/evil-weevil-label-sampler">The Holy Mess- A Soulful Punk Tune About A Working Class Dreamer by Evil Weevil Records</a>

Stephen Egerton (feat. Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio) - Our Last Song

Stephen Egerton (feat. Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio) - Our Last Song by altpress

Descendents/ALL guitarist Stephen Egerton premieres "Our Last Song" (featuring Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio) from upcoming Paper+Plastick release, The Seven Degrees Of Stephen Egerton, exclusively on Altpress.com
The album features vocal contributions from Milo Auckerman (Descendents), Joey Cape (Lagwagon), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Mike Herrera (MxPx), Chris DeMakes (Less Than Jake), Jon Snodgrass (Drag The River) and more.

Released by: Paper + Plastick


http://soundcloud.com/altpress-1/stephen-egerton-feat-dan-andriano-of-alkaline-trio-our-last-song#2%2FLkaCgAszG1UTsGbMu93ZRS2g_rdDO1o6sdgnhioOWwc

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday April 13th, 2010:

108 - 18.61
Tony Allen (Nigerian Afrobeat legend) - Secret Agent
Jeff Beck - Emotion and Commotion
Blacklisted - No One Deserves to Be Here More Than Me
Bleeding Through - Bleeding Through
The Candles - Between The Sounds
Child Abuse - Cut and Run
Coheed and Cambria - Year of the Black Rainbow
The Contrast - God of Malfunction
Noah Earle - This Is The Jubilee
The Flatliners - Cavalcade
For.The.Win. - S/T
Foxy Shazam - S/T
Freelance Whales - Weathervane
The Glitch Mob - Drive It Like You Stole It
Earl Greyhound - Suspicious Package
Kaki King - Junior
Japandroids - Art Czars / Racer X [7-inch]
The Menzingers - Chamberlain Waits ($)
Matt Pond PA - The Dark Leaves
Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep
MGMT - Congratulations
Stanton Moore - Groove Alchemy
Murs & 9th Wonder - Fornever
Mark O'Connor - Jam Session
Rafter - Animal Feeling
Save Your Breath - Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy
Straight No Chaser (a cappella group) - With A Twist
Teenage Rehab - Abuse Your Solution [7-inch]
Trampled by Turtles - Palomino
Trazz - Internet Love

HOPELESS RECORDS & ANARBOR STREAM TWO NEW TRACKS ON PUREVOLUME

ANARBOR’S FULL-LENGTH DEBUT THE WORDS YOU DON’T SWALLOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE 4/20
ALBUM PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

hoenix, AZ pop-rock band Anarbor have just released two new songs for streaming off their upcoming Hopeless Records debut full length, The Words You Don't Swallow. The two tracks, "Mr. Big Shot" and "Useless" are streaming now exclusively on PureVolume.com.

Check out the new songs here
PureVolume.com/Anarbor

Anarbor are set to release their debut full length, The Words You Don't Swallow on April 20. Fans can pre-order their copy now by visiting Anarbor.net. Armed with the familiar soulful pop-rock that defined their breakthrough EP, Free Your Mind, a year ago (as well as the continued appearance of producer Mike Green), the new record ups the ante with more confidence, wit and sheen. Fans can check out the first single off the new album, "Gypsy Woman", now available for stream and download.

Catch Anarbor on tour now with This Providence, The Audition, The Bigger Lights, Artist vs. Poet, and on the entire run of this summer’s Vans Warped Tour.

http://www.anarbor.net
http://www.hopelessrecords.com

Interview with FROM ASHES RISE!

My best bud Julian, who just happens to be in the band The Johnstones, which means I'm kind of copying punknews.org with the whole Band on Band interviews (OOPS) ... interviewed the band FROM ASHES RISE the other week, and it's fucking hilarious and awesome... and didn't fuck up! YESS!!

Check it out HERE!

WIN!

Minus The Bear Announce Spring Tour; Download New Single 'My Time', New Record Out 5/4


After years of being on the road perfecting their exhilarating live performances, Minus The Bear have announced plans for an extensive North American spring tour. In support of their upcoming album, OMNI, the Seattle-based quintet will embark on a six week trek that kicks off in their home state of Washington on April 16th and concludes with another WA performance at Sasquatch.

Download their provocative new single, "My Time" and play their 80s inspired color-coded game, OMNI Says here: http://www.omnithealbum.com/

OMNI drops May 4th courtesy of Dangerbird Records.

Minus The Bear Tour:

April
19 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
20 Billings, MT - The Rainyard
22 Omaha, ME - Slowdown
23 Bonner Springs, KS - Sandstone Amphitheatre
25 Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
26 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
28 Covington, KY - Madison Theater
29 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
30 Hartford, CT - Webster Theater

May
2 East Rutherford, NJ - Bamboozle Festival
5 Boston, MA - Wilbur Theater
5 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
7 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
8 Richmond, VA - The National
9 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
10 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
12 Tampa, FL - The Ritz
14 Houston, TX - House of Blues
15 Dallas, TX - Granada
16 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
18 Albuquerque, MN - Sunshine Theatre
19 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
20 Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre
21 Pomona, CA - Glass House
22 San Diego, CA - SOMA
23 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater
26 San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
27 Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
28 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
29 George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival

http://www.myspace.com/minusthebear
http://minusthebear.com/

More rock at the Hard Rock Cafe'!

Dear Toronto, Love MicLordz & Sauce Funky!
Ok T-Dot,
The last time we came and played the Hard Rock Cafe' way back in February, we destroyed the competition and couldn't believe how many of you all turned out. It was without a doubt the best show we've ever played in Toronto.
We have an oppurtunity to repeat this epic night of nights!
This wednesday we will again be playing in a seperate battle of the bands at the Hard Rock Cafe' in Dundas Square.
The long and short of it is this - the winner of the entire battle (two rounds of shows, and a voting round) will be travelling to London, England to play with the likes of Pearl Jam, Wolfmother, Ben Harper, and more.
It's a free show!!! Sadly, set times are to be determined that night and we won't know what time we're playing until then. Set times are 7:15, 7:45, 8:15, 8:45. Come for 7 if you want to be sure to catch us!
Again, there is no cover....that's right! A FREE SHOW with MLSF is the best damn value you've ever seen! So come out!
Peace, Love, and Music

MLSF

PS (Have a free download - click beneath :)
To download the track "Start The Show" for free, go to http://miclordz.com/dl and enter the code jeqc-qo8h

Bleeding Through Out Next Week (April 12!!) Tour Starts April 9th

Holy Shit can you say THE BEST FESTIVAL EVER?!

Does anybody want to drive down to fucking Baltimore to see this godfest with me?

SO JEALOUS.

Insubordination Fest Pre-Show
June 24th
(The Ottobar
2549 N. Howard Street
Baltimore MD 21218)
MC Chris
Automatics, The
Charlie Brown
Dirt Bike Annie
Firecrackers
Proteens
Quarantines


Insubordination Fest 2010
June 25th and 26th
(Sonar
407 E Saratoga St
Baltimore, MD 21202)
American Steel
Baracuda McMurder
Be My Doppelganger
Beatnik Termites
Blacklist Royals
Black Wine
Chinese Telephones
Dead Mechanical
Dear Landlord
Dopamines
Flamingo Nosebleed
Houseboat
Huntingtons
Impulse International
Jetty Boys
Kepi Ghoulie and Friends
Kobanes
Leftovers
Less Than Jake
Max Levine Ensemble
Menzingers
Methadones (Playing "21st Century Power Pop Riot" in it's entirety)
Nancy
Night Birds
Noise By Numbers
Off With Their Heads
Pillowfights
Protagonist
Prozacs
Queers
Sandworms
Shutouts
Sidekicks
Smokejumper
Smoking Popes
Teenage Bottlerocket
Tenement
Varsity Weirdos
Zatopeks


Canada Invasion at the Insubordination Fest 2010
Presented by Merman Records
Friday June 25th
(Sonar, Second Stage)
Creeps
Fear Of Lipstick
Hamiltons
Hextalls
Old Wives
PG-13s
Roman Line
Visitors

There are still a few bands TBA

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday April 6th, 2010:

Melissa Auf der Maur - Out Of Our Minds
Black Prairie (featuring three members of The Decemberists) - Feast Of The Hunters' Moon
Bo Deans - Mr. Sad Clown
Cary Brothers - Under Control
Solomon Burke - Nothing's Impossible
John Butler Trio - April Uprising
David Byrne & Fatboy Slim - Here Lies Love
Codeine Velvet Club (Fratellis' Jon Lawler with Lou Hickey) - S/T
Delta Moon - Hell Bound Train
Doves - The Best Of
Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame
Jakob Dylan - Women & Country
GBH - Perfume and Piss
Harlem - Hippies
Jeff Healey - Last Call
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 - Propellor Time
Hypernova (Iranian alt-rock quartet) - Through The Chaos
Angélique Kidjo - OYO
Bobby McFerrin - VOCAbuLaries
Murder By Death - Good Morning, Magpie
Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez ("SNL" band guitarist-vocalist) - The Deep End
Propagandhi - Recovered
Red Sparowes - The Fear Is Excruciating
Becky Schlegel - Dandelion
Sally Seltmann - Heart That's Pounding
Brad Senne - Aerial Blues
Martin Sexton - Supercoating
Shark Speed - Education
Slash - Slash
Floyd Taylor (son of the late soul great Johnnie Taylor) - All Of Me
Tunng - ..And Then We Saw Land
Under Byen (Danish band) - Alt Er Tabt

Stupid Has A New Hero

Art Is The New Rock and Roll As Green Day Manager Brings UK Painter
CHARMING BAKER
To New York For Solo Show
STUPID HAS A NEW HERO Opens May 14
And Runs Through May 30 At NYSG on New York’s Lower East Side
Private View Scheduled For May 13

Art has always has always been a comfortable bedfellow with rock music. Think Elvis and Warhol, John and Yoko, hip hop and graffiti.
But is art now turning into the new rock and roll itself?
Pat Magnarella, the man behind rock giants Green Day, is putting his hugely successful management experience behind a fast-rising UK painter called Charming Baker.
Magnarella - who also manages The Goo Goo Dolls and Oscar winning singer songwriter Ryan Bingham - explains the reason behind the move: “I want to use my experience with guiding and nurturing the careers of musicians to create a similar platform for talented artists. And Charming’s talent is undeniable.”
The relationship has already borne fruit with a controversial video, shot in the style of a music promo, to publicize the artist’s work.
And, like the best rock and rollers, Charming Baker comes armed with his own brand of notoriety
Along with a paintbrush, the artist also drills, saws and shoots his paintings. A film of Charming blasting one of his works with a shotgun has become cult viewing on YouTube.
“I don’t think that shooting a painting should necessarily take away any part of its decorative appeal,” comments Charming. “If anything it becomes a conversation piece.”
Charming’s upcoming show in New York will feature a painting of Michelle Obama with her face sawn off and stitched back together. The artist will also invite members of the public to crucify themselves with a full-size interactive painting of Christ’s cross.
Asked to describe his work, Charming says: “The effect I’m aiming for is that slightly unnerving feeling you get when you have your arse patted in public – but you’re not exactly sure who’s patting it”.
Adds Pat Magnarella: “Charming’s work is as playful as his attitude. His skill with a paintbrush, however, is awesome.”
Art meets controversy: how very rock and roll.
Charming Baker’s New York Show, STUPID HAS A NEW HERO, opens May 14 and runs through May 30 at NYSG, 154 Stanton Street (@ Suffolk) on New York’s Lower East Side. The Private View is 13 May.

Links:
www.charmingbaker.com.
BBC News segment: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8089942.stm
“Some People Might Think You Look Ridiculous” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iu92u2aHKc
Man Shoots Charming Baker painting with shotgun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jwg8INQ6nw .
Video of opening night @ a recent Charming Baker solo show in the UK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1cyQNSmhzg .
Charming Baker @ the Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19OTb1NAXWU .
Charming Baker @ London’s Signal Gallery (Featuring original artwork, prints and the Crucifixation painting): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEqSc_O-41k

More about Charming Baker:
Artist Charming Baker grew up in army camps around the world. His father was a British commando who taught his son to shoot and hunt. A prodigious art talent Charming was painting at the age of 6.
Settling in working class Yorkshire in the north of England, Baker left school at 15 to work on farms and dig roads. At 21 he was accepted by London’s prestigious Central St Martins College of Art.
A mistrust of the gallery system and an aversion to the pretensions of the art world meant Charming kept his work close to home. He shunned the traditional exhibition route, preferring to sell his work from his South London apartment.
Charming returned to Central St Martins as a lecturer and took commercial work for several high profile clients including LA Times, Esquire, New York Times, Dazed & Confused, The Guardian, the BBC. What spare time was left was spent painting.
In 2006 a collector persuaded Charming to put on an independent exhibition. The result was a sell-out show at The Truman Brewery in London’s East End, with one buyer snapping up five pieces before the exhibition opened. It was the first of a string of sell-out shows. In 2008 Charming was invited to share a discussion platform with Shepard Fairey, Barak Obama’s choice of artist. And last year Charming was commissioned by Amnesty International to produce a painting for the Blank Canvas Project alongside Brit Art giants Tracy Emin, the Chapman Brothers and Sir Peter Blake. Baker’s work now sells worldwide. He is embraced by the fine art fraternity, music royalty, taste makers and captains of the creative community. Last summer’s sell-out solo show in London’s Shoreditch was filmed by the BBC for its prime-time news slot.

My Easter Weekend Playlist!

Instead of going home to see the fam I opted for sticking around Toronto, and particularily my backyard for the entire 4 day weekend which means one thing, wait, no three, three things: Food, Beer and Music.
I know what none of you are wondering, so I've compiled a list of what's keeping me going in this perfect sunny weather sans a decent home cooked meal and with only a solitary bag of chocolate eggs :(.

The Campaign - My favourite kind of raspy, dual vocals over clean and clear punk music.

Lucero - WHISKEY! That is all.

Dustin Kensrue - Singer for the once and maybe still greatest band Thrice, his folky acoustic side project pre-Christmas album.

Captain, We're Sinking! - Love, love, love. Especially the song "The Neck Romancer" because it's the g-spot of punk jams.

Lee Corey Oswald - For those cool off periods where you just want to throw on the shades and close your eyes in the sun a while... and CLAPPING!

Hank WIlliams Sr. - Because a friend of mine played "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" at his BBQ the other day and it reminded me that I love him (Hank, not my friend). Especially "Baby, We're Really In Love" which is the best love song ever.

Kudro - Honestly, it's just something else altogether. Love.

Fake Problems - Country! Punk! Folk! Yummy!

The Roman Line - Missed them at Sneaks on Friday :( but seeing them soon with Screeching Weasel! FUCK YEAH!

Used Kids - Honestly, just listen to the song "I Know You're Mine" and wait for the guitar, and the awesomeness, and the fun... and you'll love it.

Okay, that's all for now. Lots more where that came from though!
Happy Chocolate In The Shape Of Eggs and Bunnies Day!


I'm Sarah. I do what I want.

Deer Tick @ The Horseshoe Tavern

Alt Country Punk Saviours!
Fuck me. I thought because it was a Tuesday it would be free but that isn't the case, HOWEVER, totally fucking worth it though.
$15 at the door.
Line up is..
DEER TICK @10:50p,
Those Darlins @9:50p
Treasures @9:00p

Here's hoping it isn't (I had the hardest time not writing "ain't") sold out yet!

The Treasures were the wicked country/folky/surf-like band that I saw during CMW, and am REALLY excited to see again.
Those Darlins I saw at Horseshoe once before and they were amazing as well, an all girl garage country group I guess you could call it.
And then there's uh DEER TICK.
Holla!

See you snatches there.