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Razorlight US OneOff
PR reports: Razorlight are doing a one-off gig in New York May 10th at the Gramercy Theater. This will be their only US show till the fall so don't miss it!

Here are all the details:
Thursday May 10
Gramercy Theatre
127 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm
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Sanjaya's Top 10
CBS reports: From the home office in Wahoo, Nebraska... THE "LATE SHOW" TOP TEN "Things I Learned from ‘American Idol'" As presented by Sanjaya Malakar, the most recent contestant voted off "American Idol," on the Monday, April 23 broadcast of the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, seen weeknights (11:35 PM12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

10. The camera adds ten pounds to your mohawk.
9. Work hard and make sacrifices, you can finish in 7th place.
8. It's very important to "Keep it real, dawg."
7. I should have gone for the immunity idol – oh wait, that's "Survivor."
6. On-camera Simon is a bit nasty, but off-camera, he's a total jerk.
5. Voting for yourself 100 times an hour causes some wicked carpal tunnel.
4. When you forget the words, just do this. (Sanjaya belts out a riff like"Ohhhhhhhh")
3. Honestly, I thought I was auditioning for "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"
2. Nothing. 
[gotta click over to the full story link for No 1]
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Free Soldiers from Drowning Pool
PR reports: Drowning Pool have recently released their song "Soldiers" as a tribute to our troops serving in battle. Now the band is offering the track to download for free. "Soldiers" was written last year after Drowning Pool went on a USO tour through Iraq and Kuwait. "Soldiers" will be the first track off their new record "Full Circle" due out July 24th.

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Midnight Movies Get a Smashing Musical Make Over 
PR reports: Fresh off shows with Blonde Redhead and all geared up for this week's release of their sophomore album, Lion The Girl, Midnight Movies have now received the golden touch of James Iha. Perfectly complementing Gena Olivier's haunting vocals, Iha adds understated beats and slide guitar to create this hypnotic noir re-mix of the "Patient Eye" single. 

Grab the "Patient Eye (James Iha Remix)" MP3 at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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20 Years of Doro
PR reports: Locomotive Records celebrates two decades of Doro with the May 22 release of 20 Years: A Warrior Soul, a double-DVD visual treat filmed in state-of-the-art DVD9 format, plus bonus CD.

The first disc is 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes documentary-styled concert footage of the Metal Queen's triumphant Euro-Russian tour, 11 tunes in all, six from Warrior Soul. It's a never-before-seen look inside the soul of this woman as she meets and greets her fans backstage, revs up pre-show with her band and relaxes post-show. Plus, footage from inside the tourbus itself is juxtaposed with Doro philosophizing about her life. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The Click Five
PR reports: Lava/Atlantic recording group The Click Five has divulged the identity of their new lead singer set to appear on the group's forthcoming, second release, MODERN MINDS AND PASTIMES. 20 year-old, singer/guitarist Kyle Patrick joins fellow Berklee College of Music alumni guitarist Joe Guese, bassist Ethan Mentzer, keyboardist Ben Romans and drummer Joey Zehr on the power pop sensations' much-anticipated collection, which arrives on June 26th. 

MODERN MINDS AND PASTIMES was produced by Mike Denneen (Fountains Of Wayne, Aimee Mann). The album's first single, "Jenny," is available for purchase on iTunes and going to radio now. The band is scheduled to shoot the companion video for "Jenny" in the coming weeks.

In an effort to give back to the fans, The Click Five will return to the road for a fan appreciation tour beginning in mid-May. The tour will hit intimate venues in a handful of markets to thank the band's loyal fans for their continued support. Details for the tour will be announced shortly on the band's website- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The Electric Soft Parade Across America
PR reports: Brothers Alex and Tom White of English indie-rockers The Electric Soft Parade will be doing double duty in the US next month. The masters of reinvention are teaming up with BrakesBrakesBrakes (who they also comprise half of - along with Eamon Hamilton, ex-guitarist of British Sea Power) for a month long U.S. trek

22 San Diego, CA - Casbah +
25 San Jose, CA - The Portable
27 San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
28 Sacramento, CA - Club Pow
30 Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland *
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Ozma Tour Pasadena
PR reports: Pasadena, California-based quintet Ozma is gearing up for the release of its new album Pasadena on About A Girl Records. The record features a cameo from Rachel Haden of The Rentals and That Dog, as well as an appearance from Nada Surf's Matthew Caws. The first single "Eponine" will impact radio in late April and the band will start the first leg of extensive U.S. touring.

Dates are as follows:
5/01/07 The Dome Bakersfield, CA
5/02/07 The Belmont Fresno, CA
5/03/07 The Underground Roseville, CA
5/05/07 El Corazon Seattle, WA
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Geffen to Sound the Alarm Later
PR reports: Pennsylvania's Sound the Alarm have postponed the release date of their debut full length, "Stay Inside" (Geffen Records), until July 17, 2007. In preparation for the release, the band have announced a series of tour dates which include a brief stint with Sherwood.

4/23- Lansing, MI @ MAC's Bar
4/28- Middletown, NJ @ Room 2858
4/29- Clinton, NY @ Melodic Revolution
4/30- Amityville, NY @ Village Pub South
5/04- Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater (w/New Found Glory)[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Idol To Take Cheese to a Whole New Level
TMZ reports: "American Idol" will raise the dead on Wednesday and feature a performance with Celine Dion and ... Elvis Presley?!

While "A.I." teased their "Idol Gives Back" charity benefit by revealing that "two of the biggest stars in musical history come together," sources at last week's taping tell TMZ that Celine sang Elvis Presley's hit, "If I Can Dream" -- with an Elvis impersonator! Ugh! But we're told the impersonator was just used as a stand-in, and what you will actually see when the show airs is Celine singing with a virtual Elvis -- in the vein of Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole's "Unforgettable." Unbelievable!

At the taping, the remaining "Idol" wannabes also sang with Celine and Elvis, but as backup in the choir. Hallelujah! Elvis died nearly thirty years ago, while Celine has been singing at Caesars Palace in Vegas for the last four.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Obituary Set 9/11 Release Date
PR reports: Candlelight Records today proudly confirms September 11 as the US release date for the forthcoming album from death metal legends Obituary. Recording of the currently untitled album is already underway with the album's completion expected for June 1.

Tampa-based Obituary featuring vocalist John Tardy, guitarist Trevor Peres, bassist Frank Watkins and drummer Donald Tardy are one of the genre's most respected and successful bands. Formed in 1985, the quartet have released six critically-acclaimed albums that have to date sold nearly one million copies in the United States.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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2nd Wave of All Good Music Fest Acts Announced
PR reports: Six more stellar acts have been added to the ever-expanding talent lineup of the 11th Annual ALL GOOD MUSIC FESTIVAL as its celebrates the diversity and loyalty of the improvisational music scene with its most extensive and intensive lineup to date. Drive-By Truckers, Benevento/Russo Duo, Sam Bush, the Bridge, Lee Boys and the Ryan Montbleau Band have come aboard the East Coast's longest-running camping event for its return to the magnificent Marvin's Mountaintop in Masontown, WV, July 13-15, 2007.

They join many of the improvisational scene's leading attractions - Bob Weir & RatDog, the newly reunited Leftover Salmon, moe., Keller Williams, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Les Claypool, Dark Star Orchestra, Yonder Mountain String Band and Sound Tribe Sector 9 – as well as Lotus, Tea Leaf Green, Ozric Tentacles, Perpetual Groove, AOD (Assembly of Dust), PBS (Porter-Batiste-Stoltz), Soldiers of Jah Army, New Monsoon, Will Hoge, West Indian Girl and Lovewhip, with many more to come!
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Congressman Uses Girl Talk in MashUp Debate
PR reports: Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis has decided to throw in the towel. Don't freak out Girl Talk fans, he's not throwing in that particular towel. The towel we speak of refers to Gillis' day job as a biomedical engineer that up until now has kept him from taking on more remix projects and touring on a regular basis. 

Pittsburgh based U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle (D - PA) recently joined the company of such reputable musicians as Beck and Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips that have taken notice of Gillis by recently acknowledging the buzz-worthy laptop rocker on the floor of Congress. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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