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Down with Katrina
BW&BK reports: According to their website, DOWN's upcoming show in their hometown of New Orleans at Tipitina's on Saturday, June 24, will be their only North American appearance this year. The show will also benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Flotsam and Gilbert
KNAC reports: Flotsam and Jetsam drummer Craig Nielsen has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Ed Carlson (guitar) will not be going with us to Germany for the Bang Your Head Festival. Instead none other than Mike Gilbert — of course, the other original guitarist who left after the High record, will be taking Ed's place for the show. 
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Loudness DVD
KNAC reports: According to cdjapan.co.jp, Loudness will be releasing their new live DVD, Loudness Liveshocks, on August 23rd. It will feature the entire live show that took place at BB King's in New York City on March 26th and an overview of their entire North American tour from earlier this year.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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DeLonge for President
punkbands reports: Watch out Hillary! Former Blink-182 goofball turned prolific Angels & Airwaves frontman Tom DeLonge recently told Billboard that he has considered throwing his hat into the political ring. "There was awhile when I actually thought I was going to be doing stuff in politics," he said. "I spent a great part of the election year traveling with John Kerry and really being involved in the campaign. If Kerry would have won -- I was pitching all these different initiatives to his administration, y'know? [what like the EMO bill of rights? God help us all, as if the lame politicians we have to choose from are band enough! Now Lemmy for President… ] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Emery Reissue
punkbands reports: Emery has announced plans for a "huge" re-release of their 2005 album, The Question. The album will feature brand new re-recordings of tracks from this album and their 2004 debut The Weak's End. In addition to the CD portion, the band is planning a special DVD with videos, behind the scenes footage, and a special video retrospective of the band. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tony Danza Inferno
SMN reports: Early June 17th a fire erupted in Murfreesboro, TN causing thousands of dollars in damage along with THE TONY DANZA TAPDANCE EXTRAVAGANZA's musical equipment and gear. A PayPal account is being set up and will be available for donations early next week. On a positive note, their tour with MY BITTER END, LYE BY MISTAKE, and PSYOPUS is still on [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dirtfest 06
SMN reports: DIRTFEST 2006 is set to take place on August 19 at the Birch Run Expo Center in Birch Run, MI. The event will feature over 60 bands performing on five outdoor stages. In addition to three unannounced headliners, the following groups are scheduled to appear:

The Sleeping
The Spill Canvas
Fear Before the March of Flames[there are a ton more, see full story for that 411]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pelican Moose
SMN reports: To all Pittsburgh based PELICAN fans, the band's forthcoming show that is scheduled for this Monday (June 19) has been moved from Mr. Smalls Theatre to the Lawrenceville Moose (120 51st St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Reverend Horton Heat Tour
antiMusic reports: Reverend Horton Heat has mapped out his summer plans and it includes rockin fans from coast to coast. The tour kicks off in Tempe Az on June 30th and wrapped on September 30t in Dallas. 

Catch the Heat this summer at the following dates:
06/30- Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre 
07/01- Irvine, CA - Oak Canyon Ranch 
07/02- San Diego, CA - House Of Blues 
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Keane Sessions
Day in Rock reports: We'll make this short and sweet. AOL music snagged a session with Keane to promote their new album which hits stores on Tuesday. You can check out performances of Atlantic / Nothing In My Way / The Frog Prince / A Bad Dream / Is It Any Wonder / Crystal Ball at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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AFI murder MTV
PR reports: AFI's special performance of "Miss Murder" from last weeks MTV Movie Awards is available online. You can also see the famous Star Wars performance of "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley as well as Wolfmother's set from the post-show.

All of these videos, and more, are available at the full story link- Click Here for the Full Story 

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See Mew
PR reports: Sigur Ros have shown us that the Icelanders have the market in sweet, high pitched, yearing singing cornered; and we know from the Hives that bands from Sweden rock; and Norway has always led the metal world. But what about fellow Scandinavians the Danes? 

They boast their own unique hybrid with Mew, a Danish band who blend epic rock with heavy guitars and ethereal vocals. Highly-acclaimed by their peers, and special guests of Bloc Party for their upcoming shows, Mew's new album is set for release in the US on July 25. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Serj Delivers Slow Motion Reign
PR reports: Slow Motion Reign are on the verge of taking alternative music in a whole new direction with their original and melodic piano-based rock sounds. This groundbreaking self-titled debut album sees System of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian making his outside production debut, and the album is being released through his own label, Serjical Strike Records. Tankian has captured the vibe of this talented band perfectly; dark and atmospheric yet incredibly melodic and soulful with plenty of energy to keep you involved. The amazing new debut album from Slow Motion Reign which is due out July 25th. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sydera Update
PR reports: A lot is going on in the world of Sydera! In addition to embarking on a 2 week tour (with fellow L.A. rockers Madison Paige), including some high profile festival dates in the midwest, Sydera are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new website www.sydera.com As Guitarist/Vocalist Damon Valley puts it: "We wanted the website to tie in with our upcoming CD. It looks absolutely stunning and hopefully our fans will dig it, too." With the redesigned site the band has also revealed the cover art to their CD. 

Bassist Will Arkosy states: "We were looking for something that represented our music visually, something a little dark and violent, but also beautiful and stylish. I think we nailed it!" The CD is set for a September release through Without The World Records. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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