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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Frontman Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence
PR reports: In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, frontman Ronnie Winter of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus had the opportunity to speak at the 18th Annual National Multidisciplinary Conference on Domestic Violence: Celebrating Survival…Celebrating You held in San Diego, CA.

"It was an honor to take part in the conference and share my life experience with so many incredible people. The band and I feel fortunate that our talents allow us to raise awareness on social causes that are so important to us," says Winter.

Since the July, 2006 release of their debut Virgin Records album Don't You Fake It, RJA has been an active force in raising funds and awareness for a wide array of charitable organizations and social causes, including: teen suicide prevention and mental health parity; a far-reaching commitment to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence; and in the formation of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Guardian Angel Foundation, which supports under funded high school programs, individuals affected by domestic violence and contributes to research that focuses on management of acute hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients. - more on this story

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The Morning Benders Digital
Filter reports: San Francisco indie rockers, The Morning Benders, will be releasing an exclusive five song iTunes session on November 11th.

iTunes Session Track List: Damnit Anna (Supersoul Version) I Wanna Be Like You (Jungle Book cover) Back and Again (Big Echo preview) I Was Wrong (Nico Version) Doctor Doctor (Alt Version of 'Patient Patient')

In support of the new digital release, the band have lined up a handful of October dates. They will also play four acoustic Puma in-stores on both coasts. - more on this story

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High School Students Band Together In A Clear Blurr
PR reports: A Clear Blurr gear up to self release their debut CD Drop Everything, due to hit the street, Internet and Hot Topic retailers November 4, 2008.

Drop Everything features 11 tracks produced by the band, 4 high school honor roll students. Writing all of their own music and lyrics the band has already created an underground buzz and reputation for making real time music that goes the distance, strong hooks, great vocals and a performance that significantly surpasses their age, they even designed their own CD cover art. - more on this story

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Manilow Takes on the Eighties
RCA reports: Barry Manilow just announced the release of his new album, The Greatest Songs Of The Eighties, a brand new 12-song collection that will arrive in stores on Arista Records on November 25th.

The Greatest Songs Of The Eighties uncovers a bounty of treasures and reignites nostalgia for these fantastic hit songs reinterpreted by Manilow in his signature style - from his duet with Reba McEntire on "Islands in the Stream," as they pay homage to Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton's #1 duet of 1983 – to a trio of songs associated with memorable films: Phil Collins #1 hit of 1984, "Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)"; Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes' #1 hit of 1987, "I've Had the Time of My Life" (from Dirty Dancing); and Christopher Cross' Oscar-winning #1 hit of 1981, "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do), " and much more.
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The Acorn's Road Plans
PR reports: The Acorn is preparing to make its way across the US for a tour with Calexico, kicking things off with long-time friends and collaborators, Toronto's Ohbijou, and Portland, Oregon's The Shaky Hands.

The band is excited to return to the states this week after coming off a successful summer festival season and fall UK tour with Akron/Family.

The Acorn were nominated for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize this year, the Canadian equivalent of the Mercury Prize. Now, after the recent release of the Tin Fist EP in the US, The Acorn also have a brand new video in the works for their song "Crooked Legs," off their critically-acclaimed album Glory Hope Mountain, available now on Paper Bag Records. - more on this story

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Have Fun Fun Fun for a day
PR reports: Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest is a one-of-a-kind music festival that is known for showcasing the best in independent, progressive, and underground music.

Earlier this year, FFF promoters announced the initial line up, featuring a one-time Dead Milkmen reunion, Bad Brains, The National, Atmosphere, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Clipse, The Black Angels, The Black Heart Procession, Municipal Waste, The Octopus Project, Z-trip, Dan Deacon, and plenty more. In addition to the musical line up, this year, the festival will incorporate comedy acts like Tim & Eric's Awesome Show, Neil Hamburger, Dragon Boy Suede, Matt Bearden, and others.

Today, Transmission Entertainment announces the sale of single day passes along with the full lineup by stage, day, and time. - more on this story

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