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Get Up Kids Live DVD
PR reports: Kansas City, MO favorites The Get Up Kids are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the release of their momentous album "Something To Write Home About" in style. Today MySpace Music premieres the Live DVD of their Liberty Hall performance in Lawrence, KS in March 2008. The DVD will stream in its entirety on the band's MySpace page for a limited time.

September 8 sees the reissue of the album on Vagrant Records, which will feature the live DVD. The reissue also features seven downloadable bonus tracks of demos from the "Something To Write Home About" sessions, exclusive to this physical version.

The Get Up Kids formed in 1995, releasing their debut full-length "Four Minute Mile" in 1997. Vocalist and guitarist Matt Pryor, brothers Ryan and Rob Pope on drums and bass respectively, guitarist Jim Suptic and keyboard player James Dewees recorded "Something To Write Home About" in 1999. Subsequent Get Up Kids studio albums included the Scott Litt-produced "On A Wire" (2002) and "Guilt Show" (2004). The group officially disbanded following a July 2, 2005 hometown swansong at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City. - Myspace Link

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HORSE The Tour and Album
Vagrant reports: Southern and Southwestern fans of HORSE The Band's wild live show can now rejoice in knowing that the band will be headlining in a town nearby this fall.

The tour kicks off on October 2 in Fort Worth, TX and wraps up on October 12 in Las Vegas, NV, with iwrestledabearonce along for the ride as main support.

The jaunt also encompasses the release date for HORSE The Band's fourth album Desperate Living, which coincides with their show in New Orleans on October 6.

To celebrate both the tour and the release of the new record, HORSE the band is also selling a special CD and ticket bundle for select shows. - more on this story

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The Cribs Go Digital
PR reports: The Cribs, will release the digital version of their brand-new album, Ignore the Ignorant, on September 8th, 2009. The album has already received huge praise in the UK, earning positive reviews in many prominent publications, including MOJO, UNCUT, Q, NME and THE FLY.

Ignore the Ignorant will be sold in two configurations, a standard version and a deluxe edition - which will be available exclusively through iTunes. The deluxe version includes 20 live bonus tracks recorded at The Ritz nightclub in Manchester, England in February 2009.

The record is also the first full album The Cribs, who are brothers Gary Jarman (vocals/bass), Ryan Jarman (guitar/vocals), and Ross Jarman (drums), have made with ex-Smiths' guitarist Johnny Marr, who became a formal member of the group in February 2008. To celebrate the album's release, live dates have been confirmed for Los Angeles and New York City, with a full US tour to be announced soon
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fun. On The Charts
PR reports: Aim And Ignite, the debut album from Nate Ruess (The Format), Andrew Dost (Anathallo) and Jack Antonoff (Steel Train)who are fun., breaks onto the Billboard Top 200 today at #71 with over 8,000 albums sold in its first week.

Aim And Ignite also earns the #3 spot on the Internet Album Chart, #20 spot on the Alternative Album Chart, and #24 spot on the Top Digital Album Chart. Additionally, the album debuted at #46 on the CMJ Top 200.

With Aim And Ignite, fun. have crafted something special; a contemporary rethinking of classic 70s pop, where ornate arrangements and inspired orchestrations meet present-day rock 'n' roll. - more on this story

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Mantic Ritual Lose Their Frontman
PR reports: Pittsburgh based old school metalheads Mantic Ritual just announced the departure of founding member/singer/guitarist Dan Wetmore. All scheduled shows will take place as planned.

The band issued the following statement: "After much consideration, Dan has decided to no longer continue with Mantic Ritual. We are greatly appreciative of his tremendous contributions to the band and wish him the best in his future endeavors. For the upcoming tours this fall, our good friend, Dave Watson, will be filling in as singer/guitarist. We've known Dave for quite some time, and besides being a killer musician, he's an outstanding sound engineer as well (he mixed our 2007 self-released demo, 'Executioner'). We have no doubt that Dave will be a perfect fit for us these next few months, and that the band will continue delivering fist-pumping rock 'n roll like it's 1955." - more on this story

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Luna Mortis Launch First National Tour
Century Media reports: The southern Wisconsin quintet, Luna Mortis, made a huge impact on the metal scene with their epic, piercing, Century Media debut full-length offering, The Absence, which runs the metal gamut; encompassing everything from captivating melodies, technical precision and engaging hooks. The band will embark on their first ever national tour alongside Edguy and Epicurean this week

Mary Zimmer (vocals) further states: "We are so excited to be getting ready for our North American tour with Edguy and Epicurean! Getting things off to a good start, so far, and we've got a couple of lineup changes to announce for the tour. First of all, our bass player, Jake Bare, wasn't able to hit the road with us this time, so we are very happy to have producer Don DeBiase filling in on bass guitar for the entire tour. He's an incredible musician and performer and has produced music for us as well as bands like Beneath the Sky (Victory) and Forever In Terror (Metalblade). He's a good friend of ours and we hope you will all enjoy watching him on stage with us this September.

"Also, due to circumstances beyond their control, Epicurean had both of their guitarists become unavailable for the tour last minute. So, both of our guitarists, Cory and Brian, are stepping up and doing double duty this tour and will be playing with Epicurean as well. On top of this awesome tour, we are finally releasing the video for the track 'Forever More' that was directed by David Brodsky. We are so pumped to show you this video. It was filmed in Monroe, WI at a place that used to be a church, but is now a concert hall. The stained glass in the building was great and working with David was incredible and we are so excited to share the video with you all. See you out on the road with Edguy!" - No dates were provided but you can grab them here

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Kings of Convenience To Issue Declaration of Dependence Next Month
PR reports: Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience are back after four years with their third studio album, Declaration of Dependence set for release on October 20, 2009.

Declaration of Dependence, is a wonderful record for a lot of reasons. For one, Eirik Be is equally comfortable talking about the record's "serious ideas" and laughing about its' "hi-brow Bossa Nova" moments while his partner Erlend ye is clearly thrilled by making, "the most rhythmical pop record ever that features no percussion or drums." For another, there is no one who makes records like they do. "When we started out we were afraid of sounding like other artists," Erlend says. "But now we feel pretty much alone." But the most striking thing about this album is how powerfully it reminds you that making music together is not a game, it's not something to be undertaken lightly, this record is part of a much larger picture, a long and involved relationship that has had its good and bad times.

As beautiful as you would expect and songs like "Second to Numb", "Rule My World" and "24-25" are as perfectly realized as anything they've ever written Declaration of Dependence also marks the beginning of a new era for the duo. The record began to take shape in February 2007 when they met up on the same beach in Mexico that is pictured on the album's cover. The pair came together to play a concert in the city the following month, the first time they had appeared together in more than two years. They shared a feeling that there was another record to be made. "Really," says Eirik "We had no choice."
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Bitter Debut
Submitted News reports: On October 27th 2009, Woodbridge Va. based metal band Bitter will release their new album "Headcase" through Virginia based label No Explanation Records.

This twelve song collection (11 new original songs, 1 re-recorded song from Malicious Intent demo) marks the next step in the band's evolution as they begin an aggressive attack on the metal scene with their new label.

Known to their fans for intense live shows, the band approached the making of this record with one primary goal... to capture the energy of the music that has become a trademark of the band's powerful live performances. Pounding rhythms, searing vocals and blistering riffs all combined in a singular musical statement.
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. Pearl Jam Month: Ten
Regardless of Neverminds success, Ten would have sprouted from obscurity to the masses without a question. People were fatigued of eating the same meal seven days a week and Pearl Jams uncompromising, unrefined and wicked truthfulness was the recipe for revolution. (4.5 stars) - Read the full Pearl Jam Month: Ten review

.... Lair of the Minotaur - War Metal Battle Master DVD
I rarely enjoy a band's DVD output more than its corresponding musical releases. In the case of Chicago's Lair of the Minotaur, however, I experience greater enjoyment on the screen than I do between earphones. - Read the full Lair of the Minotaur - War Metal Battle Master DVD review

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