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Redman Sets Release
PR reports: After a six year break that has won him success and worldwide recognition in major feature films, network and cable television in the U.S. and U.K., video games, cartoons, and of course mix tapes chronic Def Jam Recordings core artist Redman gets right back in the game where he belongs.

RED GONE WILD - THEE ALBUM, with productions by Erick Sermon, Scott Storch, Timbaland, Rockwilder, and special appearances by Red's cousin Method Man (of the Wu-Tang Clan), Erick Sermon and Keith Murray (with whom Redman performs in the group Def Squad), Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, and Biz Markie, will arrive in stores March 27th. The release follows Redman's two-day visit to the legendary South By Southwest Music Conference & Festival in Austin, Texas, March 16 & 17th.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mastodon Of The Architect
PR reports: Following their tour with Rob Crow (Pinback, Goblin Cock), Translation Loss Records Recording artists Mouth Of The Architect have been added to select dates of the Mastodon / Priestess tour this March! Brent Hinds of Mastodon contributed backing vocals to the track "At Arms Length" on their crushing 2006 release, "The Ties That Blind." 

Mouth Of The Architect March Tour Dates:
03/6 - Wetlands Dance Hall Chapel Hill, North Carolina
03/7 - Village Tavern Mt Pleasant,, South Carolina
03/8 - The Social Orlando, Florida
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lewis & Clarke Set Date
PR reports: The songs of Lewis & Clarke are medicinal, meditative, and trance-inducing. They wind along lengthy lines of chamber folk, full of bows and bells, aphorisms and dreamy dreams. Both literally and figuratively, Blasts of Holy Birth (out May 10th on *La Société Expéditionnaire*) is about being born and re-born.

 "Blasts of Holy Birth" Tracklist:
1. Secret Of The Golden Flower
2. Blasts Of Holy Birth
3. Comfort Inn
4. Before It Breaks You
5. Black Doves
6. Crimson Carpets
7. We Think We Have Eyes
8. Be The Air We Breathe
[check out a preview at the full story link]
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Danger Will Robinson Fish Heads
conqueroo reports: In one corner, we have Barnes & Barnes, a duo thrilled to hold the distinction of having recorded the most requested song in the history Doctor Demento's syndicated radio program. In the opposite corner, we have Larry "Wild Man" Fischer, arguably the most bizarre recording artist to emerge from arguably the most bizarre city, Los Angeles. What's the connection? Well, Barnes & Barnes produced two Wild Man Fischer albums as charter releases for the soon-to-be-multimillion-dollar Rhino label. And now Barnes & Barnes' classic Voobaha album, along with two Fischer albums Pronounced Normal and Nothing Scary will be reissued on Collectors' Choice Music on April 3, 2007.

Barnes & Barnes was composed of Art & Artie Barnes, noms du disques for childhood friends Bill Mumy (yes, Will Robinson on "Lost in Space") and Robert Haimer, respectively. Their goal was never to make it big just to get played on their fave syndicated radio show hosted by Doctor Demento. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lucinda Williams Reaches New High
PR reports: The press has spoken, music fans have responded and the numbers are in. Three-time Grammy Award winning artist Lucinda Williams' new album West (Lost Highway) debuts at #14 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, making it her highest debut in over two decades of making music. West scanned 57, 452 copies in its first week, making this Lucinda's highest sales week ever. Her previous high points were in 2003 when her Grammy-nominated album World Without Tears debuted at #18 and sold 53,783 copies in it's first week.

On top of an impressive first week, Lucinda has reached another milestone by selling out her first-ever performance at New York's legendary Radio City Music on March 23rd.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Unexpect Tour in Canada
PR reports: Montreal's rambunctious and truly unique act UNEXPECT have posted an update on their upcoming Canadian tour that will commence in March.

'Hello friends. Please check the upcoming tour dates, 'cos they're updated often these days! Some shows have been confirmed, others were switched to other dates and a Montreal show is now planned for Friday May 4th at the Theatre Plaza...more information about this deranged event to come soon... We're planning to tour the States also...nothing is confirmed yet but we're working on it!

03/22 - Starlight Lounge- Waterloo, ON
03/24 - The Underground - Hamilton, ON (with Profugus Mortis)
03/25 - Kathedral - Toronto, ON ( with Profugus Mortis)[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sparta Trailer
PR reports: Check out the official tour trailer from Sparta's headlining tour with mewithoutYou. The trailer features exhilarating live footage and music from both bands on the road. It's short and sweet, so take a second to check it out.

2/23 Omaha, Nebraska Sokol Underground 
2/25 Springfield, Missouri Remington's Downtown
2/27 Dallas, Texas Gypsy Ballroom
2/28 Houston, Texas Meridian
[see spartamusic.com for the rest of the dates and the full story link for the trailer]
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Rachel Z Declares that Jazz is Not Dead
PR reports: Declaring to the world, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that "jazz is not dead, it is alive and right here!," Rachel Z's latest fascinating creative stop Dept Of Good And Evil finds her in a slightly Goth state of mind, which complements the mix of popular and more obscure pop/rock covers and lyrical and soulful originals penned by her ("Moon And Sun," "Walking On Water," both of which feature her sensuous, romantic vocals) and longtime drummer and collaborator Bobbie Rae (the haunting elegy to the "Saint of New Orleans"). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Catanese Does A Lot of Talking
PR reports: TalkingMetal.com has posted episodes 3 and 4 of their exclusive series of four video podcasts featuring Nick Catanese of Black Label Society. All four movies, presented by Detroit's tranZmission Productions, document last year's first ever Black Label Society "Shot To Hell" listening party as well as the induction of Catanese's Washburn signature model guitar and Black Label Society denim vest into the Hard Rock Café in Catanese's hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Both episodes can be downloaded at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sonic X Ink Deal
PR reports: CHAVIS RECORDS is happy to announce the signing of Canadian rockers SONIC X for the release of their next dynamic effort entitled, THIRTEEN. SONIC X hails from Toronto, Canada and features guitar extraordinaire and GIT graduate Lawrence Falcomer.

THIRTEEN is a collection of superbly created melodic rock music encompased with modern rock influences and will contain the tracks: Crawl, Wicked, Carried Away, If Only, My Condition, Alive, Seeds Of Thunder, Evident, Shine, Disgrace, Breathe, Shine. Listen to the first single from THIRTEEN Disgrace at the full story link.
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Current Fix
PR reports: Current TV, the place where young adults go to get connected and stay current, has launched a new music franchise called The Current Fix. The weekly five minute music pod -- now airing on the network showcases bands on the rise, exclusive interviews and fan-focused experiences from all genres of music. 

Here's a sneak peak of what you can expect to see on The Current Fix: 

All Eyes On The Shins!
The first and only Audience Created Concert Film of its kind, featuring The Shins performing their brand new single "Phantom Limb" at the Austin City Limits Festival. Over 200 video clips from fans' cell phones and digital cameras were blended together to create rock history.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kate Havnevik Is Coming
Filter reports: Kate Havnevik's debut Continentica/Universal release 'Melankton' will be in stores on 
March 27th and she has plotted a few US dates as well. Here is a bit of what her publicist had to say about the CD, but you can judge for yourself at the full story link: Kate Havnevik is an unbelievable singer, armed with the sort of voice that swirls as soft as fresh snow, and induces chills just the same. Its crystalline perfection is the anchor of every song the Norwegian beauty writes. And speaking of writing, she's also one hell of a songwriter, composing every song on her debut album, Melankton, from the ground up, including the string arrangements, which are sweeping, epic and beautiful. Her songs reach emotional depths without relying on trickery or dishonesty every bit of music on Melankton comes straight from the center of Kate's heart

3/6: Mo Pitkin's House Of Satisfaction, New York NY
3/15: SXSW Eternal, Austin TX
3/22: Joe's Pub, New York NY
3/27: Hotel Café, Los Angeles CA
(more dates TBD)
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Marion Raven Snowboard Contest
PR reports: Marion Raven is doing up a new video for her track "Falling Away" that features pro-snowborders ANDREAS WIIG, HANA BEAMAN and MIKE CASANOVA but you have a chance to be included too. Here is a little info the PR company sent us about that: We're launching a contest where people can submit clips of their best snowboarding tricks for an opportunity to appear alongside Andreas, Hana and Mike in the official "Falling Away" music video. The grand prize winner will have their footage integrated into Mack Dawg Productions upcoming snowboard film release as well as receive a prize pack which includes passes/product from Vail Resorts, Keystone Ski Resort, Vans and OIGO. Additionally, the grand prizewinners might just find themselves on television when the "Falling Away" music video appears on MTV, Fuse and Fuel. [see full story for more info and sign up] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Today's Reviews
....Lordi - The Arockalypse
Unlike some fellow metalheads, I actually find Lordi to be quite enjoyable and I think most of their material is worth coughing up some dough for. Now my basic exposure to Lordi leads me to the band's third offering, The Arockalypse.- Read the full Lordi - The Arockalypse review
....Josh Dion Band - Live!
Josh Dion Band gives a high-energy performance with huge sounds. This album really gives a good sense of their live performances. Funk and soul fans, if you want an album that will get that booty shakin', pick up this album. (4.5 stars) - Read the full Josh Dion Band - Live! review
....Million Billion - Ready. Fire. Aim.
Ready. Fire. Aim .is a CD which has fine tuned the art of fullness in brevity and stepped just over the line of merely being a good pop album. Each song starts and finishes at just the right time, leaving nothing to the wanting ear except another listen. (4.5 stars) - Read the full Million Billion - Ready. Fire. Aim. review

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