|Editors 08 Tour|
They will be touring in support of their sophomore album "An End Has A Start".
The tour, which starts January 8 in Ft. Lauderdale, will cross the country and end on February 14 in Las Vegas.
EDITORS' US Tour Dates w/Hot Hot Heat and Louis XIV
08 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
09 Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
10 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
11 Atlanta, GA - Roxy
12 Nashville, TN - Wildhorse
14 Norfolk, VA - The Norva
15 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
|As I Lay Dying Launch Fan Club|
The Forsaken provides an organized way for As I Lay Dying to stay in touch and give back to all their loyal fans. The first 50 who purchase both a fan club membership AND pre-sale tickets to attend any date on the upcoming winter 2008 As I Lay Dying US tour will get to meet the band.- more info and dates
|Kathleen Edwards Sets Release|
Flowers was recorded in 2007, mostly at Plyrz Studio in Los Angeles. The album was co-produced by Edwards and Jim Scott (Whiskeytown), and features, among others, keyboardist Benmont Tench from The Heartbreakers, drummer Don Heffington (Bob Dylan, The Wallflowers), bassist Bob Glaub (Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Leonard Cohen), guitarist Colin Cripps (Sarah McLachlan, Bryan Adams), and pedal steel ace Greg Leisz (Sheryl Crow, Wilco, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss).- more on this story
|Tiger Army TV and Tour|
Additionally, Tiger Army will be prowling the US with support acts Revolution Mother and The Dear & Departed beginning January 16th in San Luis Obispo, CA. Touring in support of their critically heralded album, Music From Regions Beyond, Tiger Army have been continuously playing sold out shows across the country including two back-to-back shows at Los Angeles' historic Wiltern Theatre in October.
If you missed Tiger Army on their "Razor's Kiss" tour, then now's your chance to witness what everyone's been talking about.- more on this story
|Seven Ages of Rock|
From the birth of rock to metal to alternative rock – there is a genre for every music fan. This exclusive series will delve into what made each of these genres of music resonate with fans across the world.
Each of the seven episodes will take a deeper look into the individual ages of rock by evaluating the music itself -- breaking down key tracks, getting behind the songs and composing ideas, as well as looking into the social influences of the time and the social context that influenced the progression of the music.- lot more info
|C.C. Banana Remembers Kevin DuBrow|
Maybe it's because Kevin and Quiet Riot have been heroes of mine since I was a kid. Maybe it's because I had the honor of interviewing the man in 2005. Maybe it's because Kevin and the entire QR crew have been exceptionally kind to me at each and every encounter (despite my constant concerns about coming across as nothing but an overgrown fanboy). Regardless, news of Kevin's death is wholly shocking and bizarre to me and I think I'm still in denial about the whole thing.
Part of me wants to write more about the matter, but I find myself hesitant to do so... perhaps because doing so will make it all finally, horribly real. Damn. I can't believe I'll never see another Quiet Riot concert. I can't believe I'll never hear another new Quiet Riot album. I can't believe any of this is actually happening. If anybody is interested in reading my one and only interview with Kevin DuBrow- I've linked it.
|The Shondes Tour|
The Shondes' dramatic rock has been compared to Sleater-Kinney, Patti Smith and Rasputina, but audiences tend to marvel at the band's urgent, genre-breaching live sound.
The Shondes' songwriting fuses the various musical traditions of feminist punk, classical, Jewish and queercore, while the band's vocal melodies move effortlessly from anthemic to haunting -- textured by the distinct qualities of each of their voices. The result is a unique sound that is both heartbreaking and hopeful.- yadda yadda yadda - get the dates here
|36 Crazyfists Begin Recording|
36 Crazyfists have just completed writing and begin the recording process after Thanksgiving. The band will be having guitarist and backing vocalist, Steve Holt, sitting in the producer's chair. They have decided to work with Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Testament, As I Lay Dying) again on the mixing.
Lead singer Brock Lindow had this to say, "We could not be happier to be on Ferret Music, We are all big fans of the bands on the roster as well as the people who run the label. Our new record is now finished being written and we will start recording right after Thanksgiving. We will be out on tour in January starting with the UK and Europe first, looking forward to hitting the road and seeing all of our friends again." - more on this story
|CD for the Troops|
Getting this project, which combined the music of Billy Joel, Montgomery Gentry, the Goo Goo Dolls, Jewel, Josh Groban, Los Lonely Boys, Melissa Ethridge, the Neville Brothers, Sarah McLachlan, the Lt. Dan Band, Brooks & Dunn, The Fray, and Five For Fighting, to troops' ears took true teamwork. John Ondrasik, the singer-songwriter who performs under the stage name "Five For Fighting," was intimately involved with making sure that happened.
"Beyond the artists and managers, all the record companies and publishers had to approve free downloads to over 1.5 million potential users," he said. "(It) also could not have been achieved without the financial, logistical, and emotional support of (the Recording Industry Association of America), AAFES, TriWest Health Care Alliance, America Supports You, Media Base and Sony Manufacturing."
|A Perfect Circle Solo Deal|
Howerdel's long-awaited first solo album, which has been the subject of countless blogs and chatter for more than a year at his website (http://www.myspace.com/ashesdivide), will be released March 2008. The album title will be revealed in the months ahead.
Howerdel produced and engineered the new album sessions in Los Angeles. He played all guitar, bass, and keyboard parts, and was joined by APC drummer Josh Freese.- more on this story
|Revisit The Great Nostalgia|
More than twenty-one years after its first release, The Great Nostalgia has been expanded by six additional tracks. Frank Zappa heard the album in 1986 and thought that the track "Ageless Love" was outstanding and should kick off the album. Bob Harris, who is currently working with '80s rock legends Axe, wanted to change the song order because he highly valued Zappa's opinion, but the album had already been pressed. Out of respect for Frank Zappa, "Ageless Love" is now the first track on Crossfire's reissue, and Jeremy Barber's violin has replaced the original keyboard emulation of that instrument.- more on this story
|Tom Savell Teams with Aynsley Dunbar for new CD|
The sessions were two-fold: On Thursday and Friday, they rehearsed for the 13th Annual Decemberchild Benefit Concert that was held on Saturday at the Felton Community Hall in Felton, California. The proceeds from this concert were donated, as they are every year, to the Valley Churches United Missions to benefit their many programs for the needy.
Savell and Dunbar were also recording for Dunbar's upcoming, as yet untitled album set for release on SPV Records in Europe and on iTunes worldwide. Savell, who recently released his eclectic solo debut You Just Gotta Love It, appears on five of the ten songs; he also wrote the track "Tough To Beat" and co-wrote "Mourning." Dunbar is a legendary English drummer who has worked with the early lineup of Journey, Jefferson Starship, Lou Reed, John Mayall, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, David Bowie and Whitesnake.- tomsavell.com
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