Month: March 2008

AMERICAN BABIES RE-RELEASES SELF TITLED ALBUM DEBUT TOMORROW – TUESDAY, APRIL 1

Like all brilliant, beautifully rendered albums, American Babies’ new release washes over you with wit, wisdom and tenderness. For the self-titled debut, re-released April 1, 2008 on SCI Fidelity Records, Philadelphia-bred front man and songwriter Tom Hamilton has combined his urbane mindset with the country music of his childhood, creating work that places him alongside…

LONG ISLAND NATIVES BAYSIDE NEW CD/DVD COMING JULY 22nd 2008

Photo credit: Matt Wysock Long Island’s beloved BAYSIDE are to release The Walking Wounded: Gold Edition on July 22, 2008, a deluxe CD/DVD package of their fourth studio album. The extended CD package will include live acoustic tracks to be recorded at a special performance that will be filmed at Looney Tunes in Long Island…

THE MODEY LEMON RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM ‘SEASON OF SWEETS’

Pittsburgh’s most loved sons, The Modey Lemon, rip through 3 years of silence with their new record, Season Of Sweets. With one foot in the sci-fi darkness of their last record THE CURIOUS CITY, one foot in their past garage angst-ridden wreckage and one foot in the Krautrock brilliance of the German Frontier (three feet?)…

Handsome Furs w/ Violens at Respectable Street Cafe

Respectable Street Cafe has played host to an impressive parade of rock groups throughout its 20-year existence. Respects, as the locals casually refer to it, is located on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach, Florida. The founder and owner Rodney Mayo opened the club when Clematis was a haven for drug dealers and prostitutes, a…

Brandon Scott Sellner by Diana Olson

Brandon, only 24 years old, is a Twin Cities based singer/songwriter/guitar player from Sleepy Eye, MN.   His music stylings have been compared to those of John Mayer, Johnny Lang, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix.   There is growing excitement about this young player. These are comments from a fan of Brandon’s “He has…

Joshua McCain by Diana Olson

Joshua McCain is a Neo-Soul/Jazz musician from Jackson, Mississippi where he grew up a musician in his church. He started playing organ at the age of ten, when his father left the state of Texas to pastor a church in Jackson. There were no musicians in the church so Joshua and his brother Bobby Felder…

Langerado Music Festival with Jon Tully

The Walkmen Part  1   I have no idea who any of these bands are!” Heard on the way back from the Chickee Hut stage at the sixth annual Langerado Music Festival after The Walkmen’s set, I was hoping the college-age girl who said that was enjoying discovering such bands rather than merely killing time…

Dan Guitar Rogers by Diana Olson

Dan Guitar Rogers was born on January 4, 1971 in Blue Island, IL.   The ultimate blues fan has become the ultimate guitar player through his musical addiction. At a very young age, Dan Rogers had been sleeping at night with an A.M. transistor radio tucked under his pillow, fascinated with what he heard in…

The High and Mighty Trumpet of Jeff Carver by Diana Olson

  Jeff Carver is regarded as one of the Twin Cities most versatile and dynamic trumpet players.   Known for his powerful sound and range, he is a sought after player for both live stage shows and studio recording sessions.   Jeff is also highly regarded as a soulful jazz artist, performing inspiring trumpet and…

We Are Scientists’ Brain Thrust Mastery

Astralwerks is pleased to announce the US release of We Are Scientists’ Brain Thrust Mastery on May 13, 2008. The release follows the New York-based band’s critically acclaimed 2005 debut, With Love & Squalor which Spin asserted- “It might take an alchemist to morph lead into gold, but these Scientists can mix punk, funk, and…

Sugar Blue

Grammy award winning Sugar Blue has been called the Jimi Hendrix or the Charlie Parker of the Harmonica, both appropriate names for the revolutionary and eclectic blues harpist. He grew up listening to jazz — specifically, Lester Young and Dexter Gordon, and soon fell in love with Muddy Waters and the blues greats. He has…

Keller Williams – With a Little Help from Some Friends

He is talented beyond belief, a showman beyond comprehension, and humble to a point of pure charm. Keller Williams hasn’t had it easy, hell; the man has fought through the muck to earn himself a place in a community of music enthusiasts that thrive on the art of improvisation. Now in 2008 what Keller Williams…

CONTEST 1 – SKOPE E-BLASTS

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Sugar Blue – by Diana Olson

Grammy award winning Sugar Blue has been called the Jimi Hendrix or the Charlie Parker of the Harmonica, both appropriate names for the revolutionary and eclectic blues harpist. He grew up listening to jazz — specifically, Lester Young and Dexter Gordon, and soon fell in love with Muddy Waters and the blues greats. He has…

BROOKLYN’S READY AIM FIRE READY NEW ALBUM RELEASE

Set your targets on READY FIRE AIM — A new music collaboration between multidimensional artist SAGE RADER and DJ/Producer STAKKA. Debut CD This Changes Nothing out May 27 on Expansion Team Records! rephlektor inkorporated and Expansion Team Records are pleased to announce the May 27 release of Ready Fire Aim’s debut CD This Changes Nothing.…

SANJAY’S LONELY BREAKS NEW GROUND

Sanjay has been getting and overwhelmingly positive response from the reggae market for his transformed image. Sanjay’s new single, Lonely has been doing very well locally and internationally. The song on the Renaissance ‘Legal Riddim’ has been receiving good airplay both locally and internationally with regular spins on BBC 1Xtra, Big Up Radio and 876radio…

RICK ROSS DOES IT AGAIN – DEBUTS AT #1 SOUNDSCAN WITH TRILLA

Slip N’ Slide/Def Jam recording artist Rick Ross joins the exclusive VIP club reserved for MCs whose first two consecutive major label album releases have entered the Soundscan chart at #1, as TRILLA (in stores March 11th) debuts at #1 on first week sales of over 198,000 units.   The #1 chart debut- and #1…

MATES OF STATE RE-ARRANGE US OUT MAY 20 ON BARSUK

Sasquatch Festival Appearance Confirmed for May 25 Followed by May 28 Headline Date at Henry Fonda Theater Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel, the he and she music factory known as Mates of State, have confirmed the May 2008 release and track listing for their fifth full length album, Re-Arrange Us. They have also confirmed that…

BOSTON Kicks Off Summer Tour On June 6, 2008

Remastered Greatest Hits CD Release from Sony Legacy The legendary band BOSTON will headline the outdoor festival at Marina Parkon Friday, June 6 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, at one of the Canadian stops of the Great Race 2008.   The ‘round-the-globe motor sports event will be making a pit stop in Thunder Bay as a…

TRUTH UNIVERSAL SET TO RELEASE DEBUT, SELF DETERMINATION, ON 4-8-08

DEBUT FEATURES APPEARANCES BY WISE INTELLIGENT (POOR RIGHTEOUS TEACHERS), DOODLEBUG (DIGABLE PLANETS) & STIC.MAN (DEAD PREZ) Born in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Truth immigrated to the U.S. in 1977 with his parents at the age of 4. Growing up in New Orleans, LA, Truth learned early lessons of respect, discipline and perseverance from…

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW SINGLE, “I WILL POSSESS YOUR HEART”

NEW ALBUM, “NARROW STAIRS,” IN STORES AND ONLINE MAY 13th Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie has released their highly anticipated new single, the epic “I Will Possess Your Heart” (see below for song links). This marks the first release from the band’s forthcoming album, “NARROW STAIRS,” the follow-up to their Grammy nominated platinum-certified…

DANGER ZONE: TAKING MUSIC TO A HIGHER LEVEL

PHOTO: JAH CURE Danger Zone is destined to continue bringing unification through music. The Danger Zone Music Group emerged in the year 2000 out of a need to provide positive and quality music to the masses. Headed by CEO Delmar Drummond aka ‘Della Danger’ and with the Danger Zone Sound System as its nucleus, Danger…

COHEED AND CAMBRIA’S THE AMORY WARS PAPERBACK GRAPHIC NOVEL

Claudio Sanchez, singer/guitarist of Coheed and Cambria, announced today that the first five issues of his best-selling comic book mini-series, THE AMORY WARS, will be released as a paperback graphic novel.   Sanchez will debut the book, with a brand new cover by superstar artist Tony Moore (“Walking Dead”), at the New York Comic-Con in…

“Living Well Is The Best Revenge” FREE VIDEO DOWNLOAD

“Living Well is the Best Revenge” kicks off R.E.M.’s storming new album Accelerate with a rousing combination or churning guitars and lyrical ire, with the kind of high and low harmonies that make it so defiantly a R.E.M. Tune. Itunes has the video for you here and it’s free. “Living Well Is The Best Revenge”…

Gnarls Barkley Released The Odd Couple Today

Gnarls Barkley, the Grammy-winning, genre-wrecking partnership of artist/producer Danger Mouse and soul sensation Cee-Lo, will release their new album The Odd Couple a couple of weeks early. Initially slated for an April 8th release, The Odd Couple will now be available at various online and physical music retailers across the week of March 18th. “They…

Video: Your Vegas Covers The Beatles

Photo by Frank Ockenfels III Here’s a video of Your Vegas playing “Blackbird” by The Beatles. Enjoy! http://video.umrg.com/yourvegas/blackbird/ http://video.umrg.com/yourvegas/blackbird/quicktime.asp

Jukebox the Ghost Extend Tour Debut Record Out This Spring

D.C. trio, Jukebox the Ghost, have announced additional tour dates through the Spring, including shows with Nightmare of You and XYZ Affair.   The band, whose infectious energy has been known to captivate many an audience, will be playing tracks from their debut album Let Live and Let Ghosts (Rebel Group/This Side Up). Jukebox the…

The Dreamscapes Project ‘Pity In A Heartbeat’ Out May 6th

With no distortion or digital effects tainting their sound, the dreamscapes project delivers music with nothing to hide. Raw and bare, the group brings a simple and honest sound to the table with an acoustic guitar, bass, two percussionists, and shimmering cello accompaniment. “I think there is something so disarming about acoustic music. There are…

HAALE RELEASES HER NEW ALBUM, NO CEILING, TODAY – MARCH 18, 2008

LOOK FOR HAALE ON TOUR IN SPRING 2008. Haale (as in halle-lujah, or jale-peno ), is a downtown New Yorker of Iranian descent. On her breathtaking full-length debut, No Ceiling, she draws on that heritage freely, but filters it through a contemporary prism. That is, she extracts the Persian influence of her bloodline – including…

KYLIE MINOGUE RELEASES “X” ON APRIL 1ST

ALBUM INCLUDES BONUS TRACK, “ALL I SEE” FEATURING RAPPER MIMS Perhaps best known stateside for her 2001 smash singles “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” and “Love At First Sight,” Kylie Minogue is an international pop icon who, over the course of an extraordinary 20-year-career, has released ten studio albums, scored 45 hit singles,…

GET READY TO “DO THE PANIC”!

PHANTOM PLANET UNLEASH DIGITAL SINGLE AS MUCH-ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM IS MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AT FBR WEBSTORE AND iTUNES   “RAISE THE DEAD,” the eagerly awaited new album from Fueled By Ramen recording group Phantom Planet, has been made available for pre-order at the Fueled By Ramen webstore.   Due in stores and at all…

Stan Kipper and his New Primitives – by Diana Olson

(From left to right) Tom Peterson, Joel Arpin, Brian “Snowman” Powers, Stan Kipper, Chico Perez, DJ Trichrome and (lower front) Javier Trejo Formed in early 1999, New Primitives explores popular music through high-energy Rhythm & Blues, Ska, Reggae, Calypso, and World Dance Music. The music of New Primitives is an amalgam of the communities and…

EMINEM PREPS NEW ALBUM

In addition to Eminem getting back into shape this year, the Detroit native is also busy working on his forthcoming album. The New York Post reports Em has been in the studio recording new tracks with longtime mentor Dr. Dre. A music insider told the Post that the rapper “still have a ways to go,…

Stoli Goes The Indie Route With The Shake

The Shake are a indie rock band from NYC that have a sound that is catchy & contagious. These guys have been together for a while and they have become veterans in the indie scene. The Shake  will release  their new CD, ‘Well, Oh Well’ on May 27th, 2008 which I love so I had…

Musical Refuge in the Everglades – Langerado 2008

This year the location of the Langerado Festival was the Seminole Indian Reservation all the way out in the middle of the Everglades off of Alligator Alley. It was quite a trek into the middle of the swamp but like the Langerado Festivals before music fans from Florida and beyond made the journey enthusiastically.