|The Dear Hunter Hitting The Road|
After the headlining trek concludes October 3, the band will head out with Thursday through October 24. Once the Thursday tour concludes, they'll head back out for another week's worth of headlining shows.
In video news, Casey Crescenzo is hard at work in his home studio in Providence, RI directing and producing the animated video for "What It Means To Be Alone," which will be ready for TV and Internet consumption by the time the tour begins. To quench their fans' thirst for new video footage, The Dear Hunter will release a live clip of "He Said He Had A Story," which was shot last month at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City.- more on this story
|All Time Low Unplugged|
The performance was shot in New York City, and had the band take their high-energy performance down a notch in the candle-lit studio for some very fortunate fans who intently sung along.
Watch All Time Low play two new songs off their latest album Nothing Personal, "Damned If I Do Ya, Damned If I Don't" and "Weightless". Also don't miss live performances from their previous releases "So Wrong ,It's Right" and "Put Up Or Shut Up" including "Dear Maria, Count Me In," "Coffee Shop Soundtrack," "Jasey Rae" and a surprise duet with Kate Voegele on "Remembering Sunday."- Watch the performance here
|Ray Charles' The Genius Hits The Road|
A deluxe reissue of The Genius Hits the Road, augmented by six bonus tracks, digital re-mastering and new liner notes by Bill Dahl alongside original notes by Rick Ward, will be released September 22, 2009, on the eve of what would have been the late icon's 79th birthday.
"This was the first album we made together," said late producer Feller. "(Ray) wanted to do songs either about states or cities. A lot of the material he knew himself. He'd give me some titles and then check through catalogs and publishers for other ones that had names of cities or states."
|Harptallica Crossing the Pond|
Harpists Ashley Toman and Mollie Marcuson, collectively known as "Harptallica," will be showcasing arrangements of Metallica songs from their album "Harptallica - A Tribute" as well as previews from a planned followup release.
Harptallica hopes to find European audiences as receptive as those they have seen in the course of their 3 stateside tours over the last 2 years. The girls aim both to introduce audiences to new and original combinations of musical styles and to of course give tribute to a band they were individually introduced to as a 'musical giant': Metallica.- more on this story
|The Happy Hollows Announce Rocktober Release|
The young group's infectious and irreverent noise-pop has earned considerable following up and down the west coast, with their energetic and charismatic performances.
Vocalist/guitarist Sarah Negahdari wields ominous riffs and finger-tapped arpeggios while singing with a cherubic-yet-mischievous grin. Meanwhile, the agile rhythm section of Charles Mahoney (bass/vocals) and Chris Hernandez (drums/vocals) vault and lunge with precision.- Stream the full album here
|Skeletonwitch To Crush Full Metal Jackie|
Leader singer Chance Garnette commented about the track: "This song is simply about killing someone with nothing but your bare hands! Plus, I was stoked I could find a home for the word "quashed.""
The Athens, Ohio based band recorded their new full length in Seattle with producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, High on Fire). They will be supporting Children of Bodom and Black Dahlia Murder in September and October.- more on this story
|Hollywood Undead Go Gold|
MJMG is proud of the hard work and efforts of the band, their label A&M/Octone, and their management representatives in promoting this special group's music to beyond half a million copies sold.
Continuing to build on the success of their debut album this year, Hollywood Undead will be flying to Japan in August, taking the main stage at the Summer Sonic Festival in both Tokyo and Osaka with Linkin Park headlining both dates.
|Brendan Benson Hitting The Road|
The tour advances the release of Benson's critically acclaimed fourth full-length album, My Old, Familiar Friend (August 18, ATO Records). The first leg of the tour will also make stops in Chicago, Ann Arbor, San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles.
On August 4, two weeks prior to album release, NPR.com will stream My Old, Familiar Friend in its entirety as All Songs Considered's "First Listen" giving fans all over North American the chance to hear the album critics have been raving about.
|A New Frontier for Cain's Offering|
Cain's Offering's debut album "Gather the Faithful" will be released September 11th in the USA.
The band is the new artistic creation of Jani Liimatainen, the guitarist/songwriter formerly of Sonata Arctica and Altaria. In 2007, Jani parted ways with Finnish power metal act Sonata Arctica, a band he has contributed to and founded in 1996, and to which he devoted his full time and energy for more than 10 years.- more on this story
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