|MSG To Feature Dave Matthews Band, Motley Crue, Fall Out Boy and Kanye West and More Salty Favorites|
"Road to MSG," which brings viewers along as their favorite artists, performers and athletes prepare to take the stage or hit the floor at Madison Square Garden, will premiere all new episodes featuring Mötley Crüe, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Chicago.
New bands featured on "MSG Concert Series" will include Dave Matthews Band, Fall Out Boy and Kanye West. "Road to MSG" and "MSG Concert Series" will form a block of music programming on Tuesday nights during the summer on MSG, with episodes airing at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. respectively.- more on this story
|John Butler Trio Lineup Changes|
Sydney musician Byron Luiters will feature as the new bass player. Byron is a talented dynamic bassist who has been a member of the Sydney outfit Ray Mann Three.
John, Nicky and Byron commenced recording of the new studio album in early June and are thrilled with progress so far. - more on this story
|Sodastream and Sleater-Kinney Members Form Lee Memorial|
Smith's previous outfit, Sodastream released 4 albums, 5 EPs and a live recording between 1999 and 2006. They toured Europe 7 times, as well as the US and Japan and cult Radio 1 DJ, John Peel once described them as, "Quite wonderful".
Lee Memorial's members include Laura MacFarlane, one time drummer with Sleater-Kinney and founder of Melbourne outfit Ninety Nine, Tom Lyngcoln from Nation Blue (lead guitar), Madeline Spawton who has no ragged pedigree - which in many ways is a good thing - plays clarinet and cello, and Matt Bailey (ex-Paradise Motel) on bass.- more on this story
|All Time Low for MTV|
The first video from the album, "Weightless," will debut on July 6th on MTV, MTV2, mtvU and HITS. Nothing Personal is the band's second full-length record and will hits stores July 7.
All Time Low will perform a string of dates on the main stage of this summer's Vans Warped Tour. Having just recently finished a tour with Fall Out Boy, the Maryland foursome will be jumping on Warped Tour in Oceanport, NJ, and staying on it until the end in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to these dates, they will do a short headlining tour with We The Kings and Cartel, hitting several cities on the East Coast.- Leak is here
|Nirvana, Radiohead, Pink Floyd Hits and more Go Classical|
These are based on his own groundbreaking transcriptions of the songs in question, following on the heels of his past readings of the finest in pop repertoire from Radiohead, Elliott Smith and Nick Drake. Along with his powerful interpretations of the Classical piano repertoire, these new performances exhibit how pianist Christopher O'Riley continues to stretch and redefine the possibilities of Classical music in our time. Out of My Hands is released August 18 by White Tie Records.
Out of My Hands features the single "Heart Shaped Box," now available on iTunes, originally composed by Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. The recording techniques employed exemplify Christopher O'Riley's unique straddling of the Classical and rock music worlds: O'Riley performed on a Hamburg Steinway Model D piano with five microphones placed inside, as well as a 360 degree surround system known as the "Death Star," comprising seven additional microphones. This dual system delivers the intensity and rich harmonic layering of O'Riley's piano arrangements, inspired by the sound of guitars, basses and drums, and captures the concert hall acoustic.- more on this story
"Das Blut der Toten" will be re-released by Metal mind Productions on 27th July in Europe and 8th September in USA (via MVD). New digipak edition is limited to 1000 copies. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process.
The band's second offering "Das Blut der Toten" ("The Blood of the Dead") saw the light of day in 2002. The album was a perfect blend of traditional heavy metal and a prime dose of crushing death metal - such highlights as "Tyrannei Der Engel" or "Engelmacherin" are brilliant examples of this combination. As for the lyrical background, this time the German lyrics brought the listener right back into the dark ages, telling tales of witch-hunting, torture, crime and deceit. The LP was highly acclaimed by the German music press as well as the world-wide metal community. Although Abrogation never received the proper attention they deserved, the group remains one of the strongest names on the German melodic death metal scene. "Das Blut der Toten" is still one of the most original works released in Germany, and is a must-have for fans of old-school metal – heavy and catchy at the same time.
|Pacific Theater Debut In Aug|
"Animals at Night" is the culmination of two years worth of song writing and performing. Recorded and mixed in Farnham, Quebec at Petite Église by Mark Lawson (Unicorns, Final Fantasy, Beirut), the record blends current indie rock sounds with new wave influences, ambient textures and a shoegazer sensibility. Simultaneously, each song establishes new, energetic and wholly original sounds. "Animals at Night" is a work filled with emotional climaxes, tasteful nuances and great music.
Pacific Theater formed in the spring of 2007 when Dan Ryan and Adam Travis met as co-workers at New York City's venerable Bowery Ballroom.- more on this story
|Ancestors Set Release|
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Infra Sonic Sound by Pete Lyman, known for his diverse work with Mars Volta, Qui and No Age.
Ancestors, including contributions by notable Los Angeles artists David Scott Stone (Melvins, Unwound, Slug), Sera Timms (Black Math Horsemen) and cellist Ramiro Zapata have created an album truly Of Sound Mind; a refreshing and aptly named experience of incredible proportions.- more on this story
|The Horse's Ha Hitting The Road|
Featuring stellar performers from Chicago's rock and jazz communities; Freakwater and Eleventh Dream Day's Janet Beveridge Bean (vocals, melodica and mandola), The Zincs' James Elkington (vocals and acoustic guitar) and jazz rhythm section Nick Macri (double bass) and Charles Rumback (drums), The Horse's Ha blend an all-acoustic instrumentation with sweetly harmonizing vocals that belie the group's darkly haunting songs.
The New York dates will see the band as a five-piece as they'll joined by lauded cellist, Fred Lonberg-Holm.- more on this story
|D.O.A. 30th Anniversary DVD|
D.O.A., Canada's legendary punks and the progenitors of hardcore punk, have produced an extraordinary DVD that covers the band's 30 year career. It's an essential collection of songs and punk/activist stories.
The DVD consists of 26 songs, 10 that the band produced storyline videos for and 16 that are live productions. There are two ways to view the DVD: "Chaos Program" features the music videos only, while "Anarchy Program" features Joe ----head Keithley, Canada's godfather of punk, telling the story of D.O.A. and punk in general as the videos play. - more on this story
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