Monday, October 31, 2011

He Is We Forced To Pull Out of All Time Low Tour


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2011


HE IS WE Forced to Pull Out of
All Time Low Tour

New York, NY- Due to circumstances beyond their control, HE IS WE has canceled the remainder of their dates supporting All Time Low. The band will be pulling off the tour effective immediately in order for vocalist Rachel Taylor to be treated for medical reasons. “First and foremost, our main concern is for Rachel to get the treatment that she needs to get back in 100% health so she can get back on the road and play for fans again,” said manager Jeff Levin.
Last night’s performance in Iowa City, IA was the band’s final show on the All Time Low tour.
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Attention Cure Fans!!!

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM for The Cure "Reflections" shows at The Pantages. The shows will take place November 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. These will be the only West Coast shows, as the other dates in this run will be in New York and London. This is a special opportunity to see the first three albums from The Cure played in their entirety. Details can be found HERE.


There is a two ticket limit and multi-show purchases will not be allowed. Pricing runs from $65 to $105 not including fees.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

On Sale Today: X103.9 Christmas Show in Ontario

Starting today at 10:00 AM you can purchase tickets for the X103.9 Christmas Show at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. The show will feature Avenged Sevenfold and Black Veil Brides as well as other special guests not yet announced. The show is set for Saturday Dec 17th at 6:30pm. There are a wide range of tickets available as well as special VIP deals. Parking is included in the facility fees. If you are coming from far away for this show there are a variety of hotels available within walking distance of the arena, should you choose not to battle arena parking.

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Chariot Kicks off Headling Run on Friday Nov 4th


For Immediate Release


THE CHARIOT Kicks Off Headlining Run with Vanna, The Crimson Armada, Former Thieves, and Listener Next Friday, November 4th



THE CHARIOT is gearing up to kick off their upcoming headlining run across the U.S. and Canada next Friday, November 4th in Birmingham, AL. The tour also features Vanna, The Crimson Armada, Former Thieves, and Listener. The tour runs through December 17th when it comes to an end in the band’s hometown of Atlanta, GA.

THE CHARIOT’s new vinyl LP version of their latest GOOD FIGHT MUSIC release, Long Live, is in stores now. The digital and physical CD versions of Long Live were originally released on November 22nd, 2010. The vinyl includes a bonus track, ‘Music of a Grateful Heart’, previously available only on the limited edition 7-inch version. The track is available on iTunes and all digital outlets as a single track.

See below for all current tour dates and stay tuned for updates!

THE CHARIOT w/ VANNA, THE CRIMSON ARMADA, FORMER THIEVES, AND LISTENER
11/4 – AL – BIRMINGHAM – THE FIREHOUSE
11/5 – SC – COLUMBIA – NEW BROOKLAND TAVERN
11/6 – NC – GREENSBORO – GREENE STREET
11/8 – VA – RICHMOND – KINGDOM
11/9 – MD – BALTIMORE – SONAR
11/10 – PA – WEST CHESTER – THE NOTE
11/11 – NY – NEW YORK – GRAMERCY THEATRE
11/12 – MA – WORCESTER – PALLADIUM
11/13 – NY – POUGHKEEPSIE – THE LOFT
11/14 – NY – BUFFALO – MOHAWK PLACE
11/15 – QC – MONTREAL – UNDERWORLD
11/16 – ON – TORONTO – THE ANNEX WRECK ROOM
11/17 – PA – GREENSBURG – 42ND STREET ROCK HOUSE
11/18 – MI – GRAND RAPIDS – MXTP
11/19 – IL – CHICAGO – THE BOTTOM LOUNGE
11/20 – IN – PORTAGE – CAMELOT ARENA
11/22 – MO – ST. LOUIS – FUBAR
11/23 – MO – SPRINGFIELD – OUTLAND BALLROOM
11/26 – CO – DENVER – MARQUIS THEATRE
11/27 – UT – SALT LAKE CITY – KILBY COURT
11/28 – ID – BOISE – THE VENUE
11/29 – WA – SPOKANE – ACLUB
11/30 – WA – SEATTLE – STUDIO SEVEN
12/1 – OR – PORTLAND – HAWTHORNE THEATRE
12/2 – CA – ORANGEVALE – THE BOARDWALK
12/3 – CA – SAN DIEGO – SOMA SIDESTAGE
12/4 – CA – ANAHEIM – CHAIN REACTION
12/5 – AZ – MESA – UNDERGROUND
12/6 – TX – EL PASO – OPEN GATE CHURCH
12/7 – TX – LUBBOCK – JAKE’S SPORTS CAFÉ
12/8 – TX – SAN ANTONIO – WHITE RABBIT
12/9 – TX – AUSTIN – RED 7
12/10 – TX – DALLAS – FAIR PARK
12/11 – TX – HOUSTON – WAREHOUSE LIVE
12/13 – FL – PENSACOLA – HANDLE BAR
12/14 – FL – GAINESVILLE – DOUBLE DOWN LIVE
12/15 – FL – ORLANDO – THE SOCIAL
12/16 – FL – TAMPA – THE ORPHEUM
12/17 – GA – ATLANTA – THE MASQUERADE HELL


For more information on THE CHARIOT, please visit these sites:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rise Against Meet and Greets Announced


Rise Against meet and greets have been announced by Innerscope


Houston, TXSaturday, December 3rd @ 5pm
Cactus Records 
2110 Portsmouth
Houston, TX
Las Vegas, NV Thursday, December 8th @ 5pm
Zia Records
4225 S. Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Black Taxi Readies Album for January 2012 Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2011
"If New York's music scene were summed up in two words, they would be BLACK TAXI. Kind of dirty, a little poppy, and VERY danceable, these Brooklynites fashion some of the most undeniably contagious music around." - The Deli
"Being afraid of cliche, this dirty hipster hesitates to call BLACK TAXI New York's best kept secret, but, sh*t, they just might be." - Dirty F*cking Hipster
"If The Clash and The Talking Heads were to have an offspring, it would be BLACK TAXI." - Performer Magazine
NYC's BLACK TAXI
Readies Second Album For January 2012 Release
Announces A Handful of Live Dates

BLACK TAXI
Photo credit: JULIA ZAVE
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"We can't help but challenge ourselves as musicians, and I think that shows. But we're always asking the question 'Is it a good song'," muses Bill Mayo, guitarist/vocalist for Brooklyn's BLACK TAXI. With the upcoming release of their second album WE DON'T KNOW ANY BETTER on January 14, 2012, these four hyper-talented but synergistically-connected musicians haven't just challenged themselves - they've succeeded as well. "Believe it or not, it's easy to make complicated music. The real challenge is making simple songs that nobody has thought of yet."
The music of BLACK TAXI is a sound that's complex and unique yet universally instantaneous and immediate. Recalling the disjointed melodicism of Modest Mouse, the emotional catharsis of Coldplay, the animated theatricality of Franz Ferdinand and the dynamic beat-driven rock of The Strokes, BLACK TAXI goes beyond the standard line-up of drum, bass, guitar and vocals. Augmenting their instrumentals with carnival drums, glockenspiel, trumpet, keyboards and synths, these four musos bypass musical overload and craft their songwriting on the important backbone of rhythm and melody. "I'm a believer in physical embodiment of rhythm and music," Bill continues. "We dance and jump, gyrate or concentrate in stillness, inhale and exhale, just like the audience." Their much-buzzed about live shows are the perfect balance of exactly that - a give and take with the audience where the band shares the exhilaration of their live performance with everyone watching. "People who see live music like to feel something and express it. Our setlists have ups and downs like a good movie. It's a whole experience."
We Don't Know Any Better
Album Art
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Click to Listen to "Tightrope"
Recorded at Brooklyn's acclaimed Bunker Studio with producer Aaron Nevezie (The Black Keys, Danger Mouse, Ambulance LTD) at the helm, We Don't Know Any Better is an album rife with textures, sounds, and melodies - from the epic swells of "Hand", the dance stomp of "Friend", the winsome synthpop of "Tell Me What You Need", to the stunning harmonies of the gorgeous folkpop album closer "Hope I Never Know". "As our producer, Aaron brought killer ears, years of experience, and perhaps most importantly, endless ideas to our songs," explains charismatic frontman Ezra Huleatt (vocals, keys, trumpet). "He attended a number of our rehearsals before we booked our studio session and got us thinking in different ways about songs that we thought were complete. In fact, we brought three or four song skeletons to our recording session and those ended up being some of my favorite songs on the album!"
Revolving around the vocal interplay of Ezra and his equally fascinating foil Bill and firmly anchored by Krisana Soponpong (bass) and Jason Holmes (drums, vocals), BLACK TAXI was born in 2007 in Brooklyn, NY. Pulling together their vastly different musical backgrounds - Ezra studied jazz, Bill hiphop/R&B, Krisana 80s synthpop, and Jason orchestral/theater, the band combined their minds and created a style that's uniquely their own. "Our sound is informed by the different musical backgrounds we hail from," explains Ezra. "The catalyst for most of the songs I write is based on personal experience, but the finalized songs are definitely influenced by a balance of our collective skillset versus new ideas/sounds we want to try on."
"This album especially has a lot more electronic elements, which are no doubt inspired by all the electro stuff that's been going on the last decade, like LCD Soundsystem, The Knife, Passion Pit," Bill explains. "But I still listen to Nirvana and Soundgarden." These rather polar influences can be best seen in their first single, "Tightrope", a twitchy and jangly pop gem that showcases the band's artful musicality, something that they don't take for granted. "Part biographical, part talltale, 'Tightrope' works well as a song because it juxtaposes opposites; a sweet bass line with a dark melody, jittery guitar with hard, straight ahead drums," adds Ezra. "I've always had feelings of love/hate toward 'stability' and a skewed idea of what 'home,' means. 'Tightrope' sums up those relationships."
BLACK TAXI
upcoming live dates
Oct 26 - Nashville, TN 12th & Porter
Oct 27 - Fort Worth, TX 8.0
Oct 28 - Dallas, TX Club Dada
Oct 29 - Austin, TX ACL Live-The Zombie Ball

Nov 18 - Albany, NY Jillian's
Nov 19 - Cambridge, MA The Middle East
Dec 10 - Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory Brooklyn
2009's debut Things of That Nature saw the band break out of the crowded, often times faceless, NYC scene and create a whole scene unto themselves. Selling out venues like NYC's Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge as well as equal-sized venues in cities like Boston and New Orleans, the band's live shows prove to be a major part of their existence. Secret Sound Shop calls the band, "a must see live act... Expect to catch front man Ezra Huleatt daintily darting around the stage (like a gymnast on acid) or pounding enthusiastically on his drum to the chirpy riffs of guitarist Bill Mayo, the funky bass lines of Krisana Soponpong and the precise driving rhythms of Jason Holmes." Joonbug enthuses, "BLACK TAXI are the party. Take one curly-haired, vibrant dance-aholic, a technical guitar genius, an endearingly superb bassist, and a rhythmic God, Chris Martin look-alike drummer, and there you have it. One hell of a party."
"It's hard to say what we actually sound like. Some say they hear The Clash in our music, some say Radiohead, some say Talking Heads," Bill explains of their hard to pin-down sound. "Bands just want their music heard by lots of people. As long as each record is better than the last, I'm happy. If we stop progressing, I'll be wicked annoyed. The quantifiable "success" of an album, like if people enjoy it or we make a couple of bucks, is out of our control. You have to measure your accomplishments against your own artistic goals, not by accolades."
BLACK TAXI is Ezra Huleatt (vocals/keys/trumpet), Bill Mayo (guitar/vocals), Krisana Soponpong (bass), and Jason Holmes (drums/vocals). We Don't Know Any Better was produced by Aaron Nevezie (The Black Keys, Danger Mouse) and will be released on January 14, 2012.
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www.blacktaxi.com
www.facebook.com/BLACKTAXIMUSIC
www.twitter.com/blacktaximusic

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Drive A To Support on Black Veil Brides Dates


For Immediate Release

Drive A

Announce Upcoming Tour Dates

Band To Support Black Veil Brides Nov 10-21

The Let’s Get Wrecked Tour with Special Guests The Frantic
Runs Dec 1-Dec 14

Band Releases Short Horror Film featuring Papa Roach, Buckcherry and 

POD





Los Angeles’ Drive A are preparing for another round of dates after a busy summer and fall. A supporting stint on Black Veil Brides tour begins Nov 10 to be followed by the band’s headlining Lets Get Wrecked Tour with guests The Frantic which starts December 1.

Drive A also recently posted a short 10 minute horror film featuring Papa Roach, Buckcherry and POD who they recently toured with on the Rock Allegiance Tour. You can view it at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MenPQDIWlLQ&feature=channel_video_title.


Tour Dates

Nov 10      Regency Ballroom- San Francisco, CA
w/ Black Veil Brides
Nov 11      Senator Theater- Chico, CA
w/ Black Veil Brides
Nov 12      Ace of Spades- Sacramento, CA
w/ Black Veil Brides
Nov 13      House of Blues- Los Angeles, CA
w/ Black Veil Brides
Nov 14      Venue of Scottsdale- Scottsdale, AZ
w/ Black Veil Brides
Nov 16      Ogden Theater- Denver, CO
w/ Black Veil Brides
Nov 17      Tequila Jungle- Lubbock, TX
w/ Black Veil Brides
Nov 18      The Palladium- Dallas, TX
w/ Black Veil Brides
Nov 19      House of Rock- Corpus Christi, TX
w/ Black Veil Brides
Nov 20      Emo's East- Austin, TX
w/ Black Veil Brides
Nov 21      House of Blues - Houston, TX
w/Black Veil Brides, Falling in Reverse, Aiden
Dec 01       Fubar- St Louis, MO
w/ The Frantic
Dec 02       The Attic Club- Kettering, OH
w/ The Frantic
Dec 03       Camelot Hall- Portage, IN
w/ The Frantic
Dec 04       The Big Ticket- Jacksonville, FL
Drive A Only
Dec 05       Santo's Party House- New York, NY
w/ The Frantic
Dec 06       Broadway Bar- Amityville, NY
w/ The Frantic
Dec 07       O'Brien's- Allston, MA
w/ The Frantic
Dec 09       Championship- Trenton, NJ
w/ The Frantic
Dec 10       Sonar- Baltimore, MD
w/ The Frantic
Dec 11       Championship- Lemoyne, PA
w/ The Frantic
Dec 12       Peabody's- Cleveland, OH
w/ The Frantic
Dec 13       Mixtape- Grand Rapids, MI
w/ The Frantic
Dec 14       The House of Bricks- Des Moines, IA
w/ The Frantic

Monday, October 24, 2011

Exhibit A Gallery Presents: "Obey Your Master"

It may still be a bit early but Exhibit A Gallery has announced the first big art event to get excited about in the new year. "Obey Your Master" is a group show of artists from around the world paying tribute to rock gods Metallica. The collection of participating artists include not only people directly considered part of the art world, but also artists best known for their contributions to music, fashion, film, and skateboarding.

Among the contributors will be Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides, Gail Potocki, Paul Chatem, Sammi Doll, Kaves, Sylvia Ji, Shepard Fairey, Tony Alva and more. The pieces will each represent a song in the powerful and well known Metallica catalog.

The exhibit is set to open with a private reception on January 20th with both the artists and Metallica in attendance. Pieces will be available for purchase from that date through March 23. 2012. CLICK HERE for more information.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Yellowcard Unplugged


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2011
"When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes is a record that sees its creators rediscovering their mojo, and embracing the kind of seemingly effortless songwriting qualities that made them so popular in the first place." - Kerrang!

"
It's nice to see Yellowcard back on top of their game... Lucky album No. 7 is their best effort in years!" - The Daily News

YELLOWCARD
Says YES Again... This Time - Unplugged
Releasing Acoustic Version of Latest Album on MONDAY!
Album Streaming at AbsolutePunk NOW!
"Sing for Me Video" Debuts On MTV Networks on Tuesday



YELLOWCARD
Photo credit: Nicole Zeno
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2011 has been a banner year for Hopeless recording artists YELLOWCARD. Not only did they release their latest album WHEN YOU'RE THROUGH THINKING, SAY YES to critical acclaim and to the wide-open arms of fans both new and old, but they also released their back catalogue on vinyl and toured the world, seeing countries and fans they've never seen in-person before.
As a perfect cap to end the year and as a major "thank you" to their fans, they're re-releasing their WYTTSY - this time in acoustic form. It's a testament to the band's songwriting prowess that the unplugged version of this album takes the music to a whole new level while keeping the main spirit and soul of the songs intact. It will be released digitally via iTunes and Amazon.com on Monday, October 24, 2011, while the physical release date will be November 1, 2011 and exclusively available only at indie retailers.
To help herald its release, AbsolutePunk.net will begin streaming the album in its entirety beginning tonight prior to its release here: http://www.absolutepunk.net/artists/showlink.php?do=showdetails&l=1533. In addition, MTV Networks will be debuting the video for "Sing For Me" (electric version from the original album) on Tuesday, October 25th on MTV, MTV2, mtvU and MTV.com.
The band issued the following statement regarding the release of the acoustic album:
Over the course of our career, Yellowcard has always taken pride and enjoyment in performing our songs in an acoustic setting whenever possible. Last year when we finished recording When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes, we decided to record a few of the songs to be used as b-sides here and there. Shortly after the release we noticed the incredible response that the acoustic version of "Sing For Me" was getting online. We thought, "What if we recorded all the songs this way and tried to get Hopeless Records to release it as an acoustic version of the entire record?" Lucky for us, they seemed to think that was a great idea.
Acoustic Cover Art
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We began using every free day or night we had in early 2011 to finish recording all ten songs acoustically. One of the things we are most proud of is that we produced and mixed this entire record on our own. (Much credit is due to Ryan Mendez for his sleepless nights behind the computer.) This is something the band has wanted to do for a very long time and we have been so looking forward to surprising all of our fans with this record. It is the least we can do for the amazing support they have given us as we try to rebuild this career that we love so much.
So here it is, When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes (Acoustic). It has been a hard secret to keep these last few months but we are confident that our fans will keep this album close to their hearts. It is both a huge accomplishment for us as a band and a massive thank you to all of the people who continue to stand behind this band. We hope you love it.
- Ryan, Sean, Longineu, Ryan, and Sean
Yellowcard's seventh studio album When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes was released in March on Hopeless Records to unanimous acclaim and high chart positions worldwide, including #9 Alternative in Canada, #6 Alternative in Australia, #1 Indie Album Breakers in the UK and #19 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums in the U.S. The band is currently in the midst of their U.S. tour (dates below).
YELLOWCARD
U.S. Tour Dates
Oct 25 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Oct 26 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
Oct 27 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
Oct 29 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
Oct 30 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
Nov 01 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
Nov 02 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Nov 03 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
Nov 05 - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
Nov 07 - Nashville, TN - Rocketown
Nov 08 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Nov 09 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Nov 11 - Austin, TX - Emo's
Nov 12 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Nov 13 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Nov 15 - Phoenix, AZ - The Marquee
Nov 16 - Las Vegas, NV -m Hard Rock Cafe
Nov 18 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
Yellowcard is Ryan Key (vocals/guitar), Sean Mackin (violin), Longineu (“LP”) Parsons (drums), Ryan Mendez (guitar) and Sean O’Donnell (bass). When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes (Acoustic) was produced by Ryan Mendez and Ryan Key and will be released digitally via Hopeless Records on October 24th and physically on November 1st.
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YellowcardRock.com
HopelessRecords.com


"Dear Jack" is Featured on HULU

Currently featured on Hulu, "Dear Jack" is the heart-wrenching, yet ultimately triumphant tale of of musician Andrew McMahon's battle with leukemia. Released in 2009, this documentary grew in part from the coincidental action of his record label giving him a video camera with which to document the recording process of the first Jack's Mannequin album. That same video camera came into a somewhat cathartic use as he began to document his treatment process in 2005 when he was diagnosed with leukemia.

While this is a documentary that everyone quite happily knows the outcome of (since Andrew is in remission and on tour currently), it does not in any way detract from the powerfully emotional rawness with which this film documents both the tragedy and triumph of what this man has had to go through to come out on top and beat this evil disease. Andrew also started a charity who shares its name with this film, the Dear Jack Foundation which works to raise funds towards the battle against cancer among the young adult population.

So grab a cup of tea and a box of tissues and settle in for the ride.

Friday, October 21, 2011

SideOneDummy Wants to Send You To New Jersey

SideOneDummy wants to send you to New Jersey.....and no...it's not a punishment....it's a good thing. Show the world your chops and you can win a trip for you and a friend to see the last Gaslight Anthem show of the year. CLICK HERE for details on entering. Record a cover of a Gaslight Anthem tune and post it to YouTube.

If you decide to enter, please send us the link either in comments to this post or email, we want to see what you've got.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

KAURA Track On KROQ Compilation

For Immediate Release
October 20th, 2011

Los Angeles, CA’s KROQ to Include KAURA’s Track ‘If This Were To End’ in New “Locals Only” Mercedes Compilation




California natives KAURA are pleased to announce that major Los Angeles rock station KROQ, in partnership with Mercedes, will be including KAURA’s track ‘If This Were to End’ on the new “Locals Only” compilation in the form of a custom memory stick. KAURA is one of 20 bands that were chosen to be included and will be supported through on air promotional spots featuring the selected artists. The band will also be highlighted on the KROQ.com contest page where fans will get the chance to win the compilation.

‘If This Were to End’ is cut from the band’s new album, That Which Defines Us, which was released on September 20th, 2011. Produced by singer Malcolm Guess, That Which Defines Us is a testament of dedication, taking over two years to record with the assistance of rock luminaries such as Sylvia Massey (Tool, System of a Down, Danzig), Ken Andrews (Failure, A Perfect Circle) and Michael Romanowski (Dredg).  Central to the album’s sound were instruments that the band collected on their travels to India, Thailand, Bali, Cambodia, Laos, and Nepal.

KAURA (pronounced kay-aura) were born from the vision of infusing the aggressive power of hard, melodic rock with the haunting and ethereal sounds of ancient instruments.  “We were really drawn to the sounds of these instruments because they are not traditionally heard in modern rock music,” explains guitarist Ben Rojas. Drummer  Benjamin Jones adds, “We have always strived to create our own unique voice and incorporating these instruments helps us do that and create a really expansive depth of sound.”


UPCOMING SHOWS:
11/2  King King, Hollywood, CA - Day of the Dead Show @ 11pm
12/7  The Viper Room, West Hollywood, CA  @ 11pm


For more information about KAURA, please visit these sites:



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Five Finger Death Punch "Occupy" The Top of the Charts


For Immediate Release
October 19th, 2011

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “OCCUPY” THE TOP OF THE CHARTS
New Album ‘American Capitalist’ Debuts at #3 on the Billboard Top 200


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH’s new album, American Capitalist, has charted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, topping new debuts from artists such as Lauren Alaina, Ryan Adams, Martina McBride, Joe Jonas, and more.  The album sold a staggering 90,509 copies in its first week, making it the band’s strongest debut yet.  American Capitalist is an impressive continuance of the band’s success, building upon the already concrete triumph of their last two albums, both of which are RIAA Certified Gold.  American Capitalist also charted at #1 on the Independent Current Albums chart, #3 on the Top Current Albums chart, #2 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart, Current Hard Music Albums chart, Top Hard Music Albums chart, and the Overall Digital Albums chart.  The album also charted at #4 on the Physical Albums chart.

More impressively, American Capitalist is a completely independent release with no major label backing, making a #3 charting position a genuinely amazing achievement.  Prospect Park is a new independent production and management company founded by Jeff Kwatinetz.  Kwatinetz is known for starting former management powerhouse, The Firm, a company once known for managing chart-topping artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, and Snoop Dogg.  Prospect Park’s music division has a stellar track record of tremendous success with acts that not only include 5FDP, but Jane’s Addiction, Ice Cube and Korn, just to name a few.  Prospect Park’s project spectrum is leading them into the world of television in January; the company plans to kick off an internet-based online network beginning with the airing of soap operas, including the classics ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘All My Children’.

Deb Klein, the GM for Prospect Park Label states, “This is our first number 1 on the Billboard chart and it's an incredible testament to the partnership we have with the band and EMI label services. By being independent we are able to take chances and do things quickly and efficiently in this digital age.”

Maria Ferrero, President and CEO of Adrenaline PR adds,“ These days, it makes a  statement for any band to sell more than 90,000 in its first week, but it is a phenomenon for a Heavy Metal band on an independent label to scan more than 90,000 records.”

American Capitalist is now available for purchase everywhere music is sold: Best Buy, Amazon, Newbury Comics, iTunes (Deluxe, Explicit or Edited) and many more.  5FDP just kicked off their headlining Fall trek- the SHARE THE WELT TOUR with All That Remains, Hatebreed, and Rains as support.  Tickets are still on sale to the general public and VIP packages are available at www.ffdptickets.com and www.FIVEFINGERDEATHPUNCH.com now.  All currently booked dates are now available, so see below for all current tour dates.


SHARE THE WELT TOUR: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH w/ ALL THAT REMAINS, HATEBREED, RAINS
10/19 Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
10/21 Kansas City, MO  Freakers Ball @ Independence Events Center
10/22 Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
10/24 Missoula, MT @ Adams Center WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
10/25 Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
10/26 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
10/28 El Paso, TX @ Speaking Rock Entertainment *FREE SHOW
10/29 San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
10/31 St. Charles, MO @ Family Arena WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/01 Little Rock, AR @ Clear Channel Metroplex Event Center WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/02 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/04 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/05 Grand Rapids, MI @ Delta Plex Arena Conference Center WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/06 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room/ Old National Centre WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/08 Houston, TX @ House of Blues WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/09 Corpus Christi, TX @ The Pavilion at Concrete Street WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/11 Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavilion WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/12 Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/14 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/15 Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/16 Greenville, SC @ Bi-Lo Center - Pepsi Pavilion WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/18 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live! WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/19 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/21 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/23 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/26 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/27 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom  WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/29 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater  WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
11/30 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium  WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
12/02 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theater  WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
12/03 Lewiston, ME @ The Colisee  WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
12/04 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis  WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
12/06 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy  WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
12/07 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
12/09 Waterloo, IA @ McElroy Auditorium WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
12/10 Council Bluffs, IA @ Mid American Center WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
12/11 Springfield, MO @ Shrine Mosque WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
12/13 Fargo, ND @ The Venue  WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
12/14 St. Paul, MN @ Myth  WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
12/16 Plymouth, MI @ Compuware Sports Arena WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
12/17 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM
12/18 Chicago, IL @ WWW.FFDPTICKETS.COM


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Nick Charles to play Music Mart - Solana Beach Tonight

If you happen to be anywhere near Solana Beach today, make sure to head over to Music Mart this evening. They are offering up some live entertainment from Australian guitar man Nick Charles and Lisa Nemzo of Marina del Rey. Both of these artists use Maton Guitars, the sponsor of the event. Two representatives of Maton will be flying in from Australia special for the event to answer questions and interact with visitors. The event kicks off at 7pm.

Music Mart specializes in Maton Guitars, so if you have ever been kicking around the pros and cons of purchasing one, tonight is the night to not only see them in action but get all your questions answered right from the source.


Music Mart
122 S. Solana Hills Dr.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
ph. 858.259.3940

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Front Bottoms Debut New Video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2011

"... one of the leading lights of the New Jersey pop underground." - The Newark Star-Ledger

"NJ's best acoustic/indie/pop act" - NJ Underground

"Simply put, The Front Bottoms play an eager and honest brand of indie rock/punk. They are catchy and accessible but they are simultaneously punk as hell..."
- AbsolutePunk

"… what guitarist/vocalist Brian Sella and drummer Mathew Uychich lack in bluster and dissonance, they make up for with lingering hooks and magnetic charm." - Alternative Press
THE FRONT BOTTOMS
DEBUTS NEW VIDEO ON AOL SPINNER

Gearing Up For Fall Tour
Radio Continues to Build


THE FRONT BOTTOMS
Photo Credit: Lucia Holm Photography
Click image for hi-res
BERGEN COUNTY , NJ Riding on the crest of critical acclaim, New Jersey indiepop duo THE FRONT BOTTOMS is gearing up for a string regional dates that kicks off this weekend at NYC's Highline Ballroom on October 22nd as part of CMJ New Music Festival, supporting Kevin Devine and An Horse. Circling out to the Midwest and boomeranging back to their home state of New Jersey, they will be playing the FREE pre-party for The Flaming Lips on October 27th in Norfolk, VA before wrapping up the tour supporting River City Extension's Annual Thanksgiving Show at Asbury Park's Stone Pony on November 23rd. Their new video for “Flashlight” from their self-titled Bar/None Records debut premieres exclusively this week at AOL’s SPINNER and can be seen here: http://www.spinner.com/2011/10/17/the-front-bottoms-flashlight-video/.
The Front Bottoms have been garnering plenty of media attention, focusing not only on their uniquely poignant and surrealistically mundane lyrics but also on their melodically complex acoustic indiepop. All Music Guide lauded, “The Front Bottoms is an out-of-left-field candidate for the best debut album of 2011." The Aquarian Weekly voted the album “Disc of the Week,” comparing them to “an indie pop sound similar to that of Piebald with the vocal styling of Say Anything.” DRUM Magazine called it “a promising debut boasting the inspired goofiness of a latter-day Jonathan Richman.” Among other early believers include Alternative Press, Beyond Race Magazine, The Star-Ledger, Sputnik Music, and Jersey Beat.
"Flashlight" video from The Front Bottoms
Click to watch via AOL SPINNER
Their singles "Maps" and "The Beers" have been picking up steam on specialty radio with over 30 adds in just six weeks, including spins from KROQ in Los Angeles, WRFF Radio 104.5 in Philadelphia, Chicago's WXRT, and the band's first ever commercial in-studio performance at WROX in Norfolk. They also debuted on FMQB SubModern albums and singles chart.
Emerging from Northern Jersey suburbia better known for its malls than its music, singer/guitarist Brian Sella and drummer/bullhornist Mathew Uychich’s meteoric rise sparked from Bergen County’s DIY concert circuit that has included everything from punk flop houses, VFW halls, and fire stations. Fueled by strong performances at Bamboozle and shows opening for Vanessa Carlton, He Is We, Bayside's Anthony Raneri, and Jersey cohorts Titus Andronicus to mention a few, the band continues to build its fanbase while remaining true to their humble Jersey roots (Matt and Brian still have their jobs doing landscaping and working at a grocery store respectively).
Their self-titled debut was released on September 6th via Bar/None Records. You can catch them on tour this Fall at one of the below dates.
The Front Bottoms is Brian Sella (vocals/guitars) and Matt Uychich (drums). Their debut album The Front Bottoms will be released late summer on Bar/None Records.
THE FRONT BOTTOMS
tour dates
Oct 22 Highline Ballroom – CMJ New York, NY
Oct 25 North Star Bar Philadelphia, PA
Oct 26 Metro Gallery Baltimore, MD
Oct 27 Jewish Mother Backstage - FREE Norfolk, VA

Oct 28 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
Oct 29 Bey’s Columbia, SC
Oct 30 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
Nov 01 Will’s Pub Orlando, FL
Nov 02 The Masquerade – Purgatory Atlanta, GA
Nov 08 Cicero’s St. Louis, MO

Nov 09 Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL
Nov 10 Mac’s Bar Lansing, MI
Nov 11 The Auricle Canton, OH
Nov 12 Champion Ship Lemoyne, PA
Nov 13 The Smiling Moose (Upstairs) Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 15 The Space Hamden, CT
Nov 16 T.T. the Bear’s Cambridge, MA
Nov 17 Vibe Lounge Rockville Centre, NY
Nov 19 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Nov 23 The Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ

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