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Swerve Fest Line Up
PR reports: Swerve Festival announced its lineup of live musical performances taking place September 28-30, including We Are Scientists, DeVotchKa, The Black Angels, Bonde Do Role, Illinois, Oh No! Oh My!, Foreign Born, Thee More Shallows, and Snowden. 

The dynamic lineup features an eclectic mix of internationally known headline acts as well as critically acclaimed up-and-coming artists performing at the Echoplex and in free shows at the Barnsdall Art Park. These live music artists are being booked in association with ASCAP, a non-profit performing rights organization. 

The FUEL TV initiative includes the premiere of Anton Corbijn's hotly anticipated biopic Control, the story of Ian Curtis, lead singer of the legendary post-punk rock band Joy Division.- more on this story

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Help Pearl Jam Promote Their New DVD and Win
PR reports: "Create an Online Banner for Pearl Jam's DVD Immagine in Cornice," campaign is an online contest that asks fans to design an online banner promoting the commemorative DVD. 

The "Immagine in Cornice" DVD chronicles the group's performances and features behind-the-scenes footage from five Italian shows during their 2006 European tour. The grand prize will be awarded based on the most shared entry across the Internet, and the winner will receive the 'Immagine in Cornice DVD', the Pearl Jam 7 CD Box Set and a limited edition Pearl Jam silk screen poster by Brad Klausen. 

Anyone can review the entries and vote for their favorites. This is a great chance for Pearl Jam fans to interact with the band and win some cool stuff! Think you have what it takes?- Then hop to it!

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Snapping Metal At Fantasy Camp
PR reports: TalkingMetal.com has posted their Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp New York 2007 photo gallery. Over 150 images of Paul Stanley, Glenn Hughes, Bruce Kulick, Scott Ian, and more from both rehearsals and the concert finale are included. 

Talking Metal co-host John Ostronomy was honored to have been asked by Glenn Hughes to join him, Paul Stanley, Bruce Kulick, and the Late Show Horns to perform the KISS classic "Detroit Rock City" with Fantasy Camp band Kaiser Soze during their performance at the B.B. King Blues Bar and Grill in New York City. 

The gallery can be viewed at this- location

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Great Northern Fall Tour Plans
PR reports: Great Northern's sun-soaked dreamscapes will help everyone forget summer is coming to a close. The Angelenos are going back on tour this fall, joining New York-based quartet Robbers on High Street, sharing the headline slot.

Great Northern meticulously brings their luscious textures to life at each show, their distinctive boy-girl harmonies permeating every melody, introduced on their debut LP, "Trading Twilight for Daylight" (Eenie Meenie Records).

Some warm-up shows include the Lobsterfest in San Pedro, Ca. alongside label mates Scissors for Lefty, and opening for electronic cult heroes Ladytron, at various stops along the California coast. - more on this story

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Lonestar Plan Cracker Barrel Christmas
PR reports: After years of touring and releasing platinum selling records, Lonestar has built a strong and loyal following of music fans across the country. The band is about to hit the road again, this time with a new lead singer and a new Christmas CD that's only available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations and online.

"It's an honor to be involved with Cracker Barrel on this project. I can't think of a better combination than Lonestar, Christmas and Cracker Barrel," said Lonestar's Keech Rainwater. "These recordings are a perfect reflection of what Lonestar has evolved into as a group of musicians."

Available in early November, this Lonestar CD, titled My Christmas List, will feature a new sound as Cody Collins joins the band as its new lead singer.- more on this story

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Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention Alum Don Preston Plots US Tour
PR reports: Don Preston was quite possibly the first person to add synthesis to live rock performances, taking Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention into uncharted musical territories over several tours and albums. 

Today, four decades after having built "analog synthesizers" from scratch before most people had heard of such things, Preston is a living legend and a pioneer who now tweaks synths on his Apple laptop. This summer Preston toured in Europe with his Akashic Ensemble, including stops in Prague, Vienna, and at the legendary, annual ZAPPANALE festival in Bad Doberan Germany. Now, Don Preston will bring his jazz-electronica-experimental trio to the stages in the Northeastern USA. He will also hold lectures at several esteemed Universities.- more on this story

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Amy Grant Hits album
PR reports: During her award-winning 30-year music career, Amy Grant has sold more than 30 million albums around the world. On October 2 (October 1 outside of North America), Amy Grant's first-ever career and label-spanning hits collection, Greatest Hits, will be released around the world in CD and Special Edition CD/DVD packages and digitally. In the U.S., the new title will be released by Sparrow/EMI America Records.

Amy Grant: Greatest Hits features 19 tracks culled from all of Grant's studio albums, including nine #1 and nine Top 5 Pop and Contemporary Christian chart hits. The Special Edition's DVD adds more than an hour of exclusive content, including a new 40-minute interview with Grant about her career, a rare acoustic performance (audio), five music videos, a photo gallery, a bonus ringtune and a complementary three-month trial membership to the official FOA (Friends Of Amy) Fan Club.- more on this story

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Apples in Stereo and Aqueduct Tour
antiMusic reports: The Apples in Stereo are happy to announce that Barsuk Records recording artist Aqueduct will be joining them on their upcoming tour. Previously, Aqueduct has graced the opening stages of Modest Mouse and The Flaming Lips. 

The tour kicks off today (Sep 13th) in Lexington, KY and will stay mainly on the East coast but will also include a headlining performance at the Spark Con festival which takes place on September 22nd in Raleigh, NC and an appearance at the Union County Music Fest in Crandord, New Jersey on the 15th.

They'll also have a one off with the Old Soul at Music Hall of Wililamsburg in Brooklyn on September 16th. The tour will last through the end of the month five dates spanning Florida before the conclusion on the 30th in Tallahassee. - more on this story

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Hard-Fi Top UK Chart, Announce Arena Tour
PR reports: UK favorites Hard-Fi are the sound of the summer. In their native Britain they are dominating airwaves with the Radio 1 A-list single 'Suburban Knights', wowing live audiences and soaring to Number 1 with their eagerly awaited new studio album 'Once Upon A Time In The West'. Now, fresh from a sold-out intimate club tour, they've announced 11 UK arena dates for December. 

"This is our first real tour for the new album," says frontman Richard Archer. "We can't wait to take it on the road with all the old favorites from the 1st LP. These will be our biggest shows so far - and we intend to make them our best!"- more on this story

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Paramore Announce Fall Road Plans
PR reports: Paramore has unveiled details of their eagerly anticipated headline tour. The coast-to-coast trek will take off on October 23rd in Sayreville, NJ, with dates running non-stop through a New York, NY finale on November 28th. Joining Paramore on the trip will be The Starting Line and special guests The Almost, with Set Your Goals on select dates.

"RIOT!," the new album from the Tennessee-based quartet, debuted in the Billboard 200 this past June at #20, marking one of the highest sales and chart debuts for Fueled By Ramen (second only to Fall Out Boy) and recently jumped to #15 on the chart with over 258,000 total copies sold to date. - more on this story

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Deadstring Brothers Tour
PR reports: Deadstring Brothers are gearing up for the release of Silver Mountain on October 9th with a new video for "Meet Me At Heavy Load" and tour dates announced for October- November schedule is coming soon. 

The video for "Meet Me At Heavy Load" will be on the airwaves soon it was filmed by Nick Hill for Lucky Airlines, the folks responsible for clips for Brendan Benson, Thunderbirds Are Now, Outrageous Cherry and Bad Wizard. Taking the Heavy Load party concept to a new level, it was filmed entirely inside a vintage elevator. 

Much of the story behind Silver Mountain is the band's late nights at the Heavy Load, an underground club night in London's West End, where they met future Brother Spencer Cullum. - more on this story

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Evil Sandman Preview
PR reports: Rob Zombie has proved that he is not only a heavy metal god, but also a horror film master. "Halloween" murdered the box office record for a Labor Day release with $31 million. Rob Zombie not only brought the classic horror franchise back to life, but also used his musical talents to make a killer soundtrack to accompany the release. 

The Halloween soundtrack features classic hits from the 70's like Alice Cooper's "Only Women Bleed" and Blue Oyster Cult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper." In addition to the sinister arena rock from the '70s, Rob also had some original music created for the film.

Check out the haunting remake of "Mr. Sandman" by Nan Vernon right
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