Month: June 2008

KT TUNSTALL RETURNS FOR U.S. SUMMER TOUR

Multi-platinum Scottish-born Relentless/Virgin Records singer/songwriter KT TUNSTALL will return to the live U.S. stage this summer, with a month of dates scheduled, many of them with acclaimed Zoe/Rounder artist Martha Wainwright.

PLIES GIVING BACK TO THA PEOPLE / VIDEO

Big Gates/Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic recording artist Plies has announced details of his very own non-profit organization, Big Gates and Plies Power Of Visions Foundation, Inc., as well as a scholarship program, the “Somebody Loves You” Scholarship Fund.  

THE CLIPSE HEAD OVER TO KOCH

Platinum-selling rappers the Clipse have partnered with KOCH Records for a special release: The Clipse Present the Re-Up Gang, which will be released on August 5th, 2008.

Brandie Frampton, What U See

Brandie Frampton comes out swinging on this wonderful country/pop album that she entitled, ‘What U See.’ The packaging of the CD comes with a DVD with two of her videos from the album. I was very impressed with that. If you did not know it, you would think Brandie was backed by a major. Coming…

THE VERVE NEW ALBUM TRACKLISTING HERE

‘Forth’ will be released in the US August 19th on the band’s own imprint On Your Own, which is being run by the Verve’s management company Big Life in association with Rob Stevenson’s company Stolen Transmission and distributed by MRI/Megaforce/Red.

KATIE ARMIGER NEW ALBUM JULY 1st

If Katie Armiger’s debut self-titled album showcased her undeniable abilities, her second album will make you Believe. Katie Armiger is gearing up to release her second album, Believe, July 1st on Cold River Records.

SICK OF SARAH NEW VIEO HERE

The band, Sick of Sarah, was named when lead singer Abisha Uhl, 25, was talking to her roommate, Sarah, who was complaining that she didn’t like her name, that she was “sick of Sarah.”

Reed Waddle, Piece By Piece

You know I used to say that John Mayer sounded like Dave Matthews. Then I listened to Reed Waddle and I think he can sound alittle like John Mayer. I assure you though that those comparisons are not bad at all. Look at how things turned out for John Mayer and Dave Matthews. What a…

INNERPARTYSYSTEM NEW VIDEO / HOPE FOR HOPELESS TOUR

Innerpartysystem   was introduced to the world last fall 2007 with The Download EP, a six-song batch of self-recorded demos — including “Don’t Stop” — that pointed the way to their self-titled debut, scheduled to arrive in stores on September 9th on Island Records.    

Rahway – Snitches Get Stitches

Okay, lets  get right to it with the obvious. This New Jersey band thought it appropriate to have two hot schoolgirls making out in a school bathroom. One of the women is on top of the other and they are lip-locked for sure. Okay cool, that is good for me. I am officially interested to…

RUNON FRAGMENT ALBUM PREVIEW HERE

Mark Ang, frontman and founder of the Socal Rock outfit Runon Fragment, has released a renovated version of the band’s debut “R.F.” to preview his upcoming work on a studio soundtrack for the movie “Browse,” directed by indie filmmaker Chris Revon.

Cobra Starship – Indie Pop Irony

The members of indie pop band Cobra Starship don’t take themselves too seriously. While their emo peers play somber, introspective anthems, they make upbeat dance music intended to move bodies and heat up dance floors. The message is clear: shoegazers move over! Having grown tired of the emo scene, the band wanted to create the…

BUJU BANTON TOPS THE I-TUNES CHARTS

Upon the July 29 release of Whose World Is This?, the current single “Street Life” by producers K-Salaam & Beatnick featuring Buju Banton and Trey Songz set a record high for VP Records.

KILL HANNAH AND FRIENDS TOUR DATES HERE

Hot Topic is proud to present the 2008 Hope For the Hopeless Tour, scheduled to hit 40 cities across the US throughout July and August. The multi-artist package will feature KILL HANNAH, THE MEDIC DROID, INNERPARTY-SYSTEM and THE WHITE TIE AFAIR.

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE HEADLINING DATES

Bullet For My Valentine, one of the most notable metal exports to come from the United Kingdom in the last few years, will kick off their 2008 headlining tour on Tuesday, July 14 at the Rave in Milwaukee, WI.