|Schenker May Never Tour US Again|
The German rocker abruptly cancelled dates on his most recent American tour and has now posted a fiery message on his website, explaining his actions.
He writes, "There never will be another tour in the U.S. unless particular people stop interfering.- he's not done
|A&E Go Private with Avril and More|
The premiere episode of PRIVATE SESSIONS features pop princess Avril Lavigne, whose third album"The Best Damn Thing" debuted at number one on Billboard's Top 200 album chart. Avril chats with Lynn Hoffman and performs "Girlfriend," her new hit single which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, her first-ever hit "Complicated," and several other songs from her new album. - see who else is coming up
|Strata Looking for Memorable Deaths For The End of the World|
Players will select one of four songs from the band's release STRATA PRESENTS THE END OF THE WORLD which hits stores on July 17, 2007. No other music may be used in the submission. Strata and Machinima.com will select ten machinima videos from all of the entries, which will then be posted for the worldwide community to vote on. Three winners will be selected from the ten finalists. The contest is open to any legal resident of the United States (and the District of Columbia) who is 18 years old and has Internet access. The four Strata songs available are "Cocaine (We're All Going to Hell)," "Stay Young," "Hot / Cold (Darling Don't)," and "Night Falls."- more on this story
The idea for AusFest came from Sydney-based brewers Scott Garnet and Richard Adamson, who wanted to combine the U.S. launch of their premium craft beer brand, Barons of Australia, with their love of music. As part of the international DJ troupe Kalide, Adamson's talent for moving international beats became the driving force to give New York based Aussie bands a spotlight in the mainstream music scene.- more on this story
|Rilo Kiley Go Under the Blacklight|
For their major label debut, the band took on production duties themselves along with Jason Lader (Vietnam, The Like, Jay-Z) and Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Fiona Apple), showing an eclectic new side of Rilo Kiley. - Take a listen to lead single "The Moneymaker".
|We Now Know Who To Blame for Disco|
"Acceptable In The 80s," Calvin's first single in both the UK and the US, sparkles with high gloss, glitz and glamour like a disco ball catching the light. Calvin Harris is making his mark on 2007 in style -- "Disco disappeared, didn't it? Everyone got sick of it. Now I'm reviving it, with space goggles, or something."
"The song titles say it all," he explains. "My tunes aren't supposed to invoke deep thought within people; they're just to get you dancing. But musically it is for the brain - it's not music for stupid people. I take great pride in my productions. It's not knocked out in a few seconds."- Listen to "Acceptable in the 80s"
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|Doghouse Video Fest|
Beginning TODAY, Monday July 16, we will be hosting a "Music Video Release Party" on DOGHOUSERECORDS.COM featuring BRAND NEW VIDEOS from Paulson, Limbeck, Army of Me, Weatherbox, and Jet Lag Gemini. Every Monday through August 13 we will post a new video with exclusives (as available).
Monday, July 16 Paulson Video: "Calling on You" *includes the "Making of" from band member / video director, Jesse Burton ON TOUR WITH HE IS LEGEND- Check that out right here and visit Doghouse in the weeks to come for more.
Following the Lew-Au, RAQ will be in New York City for a Rocks Off Concert Cruise on July 27th and Camp Barefoot II (Gore, VA) July 28th. August finds the band on the Champlain Boat Cruise in Burlington VT, and then flying out to Vancouver B.C.'s Bonfire Festival.
RAQ's very productive summer wraps up with a run of southeastern tour dates including the Georgia Theatre (Athens GA), Blue Cats (Knoxville TN), Ashefest (Asheville NC), The Chameleon Club (Lancaster PA), and Phanfest (Mariaville NY). For more information on RAQ and complete tourdates, including the upcoming National Fall Tour schedule - click here
|Night At The Family Dog DVD|
Carlos Santana and his band were riding high on the wave of their classic 1969 self-titled debut. Their second album had yet to be released. Grateful Dead was already five albums strong. Their sixth, American Beauty, was on the brink of release. The band was at the height of its power, with keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan still alive. Jefferson Airplane was the headliner, at that time the biggest band in the land. Volunteers, their politically-charged sixth album, had yet to be released. - more on this story
During the tour Maps will also be performing live on KEXP's The Morning Show With John Richards (September 21st) and KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic (September 26th).- you want dates? we got em here
|Mods & Rockers Film Fest Salutes Stax|
Saturday July 21st also sees the World Premiere of "Respect Yourself," a new two-hour documentary celebration of Stax Records that features a who's who of Stax artists — including a considerable amount of long-lost vintage footage — together with interviews with fervent Stax admirers such as Bono, Elvis Costello and Chuck D. On Sunday July 22nd the festival presents the American premiere of a newly-unearthed 1967 Norwegian TV special that captured the legendary "Stax Revue" of that year – the only known full-length visual record of that tour. Rounding off the Stax tribute will be the celebrated concert film shot in L.A. in 1972 "Wattstax".- all the details you could want can be found here