Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Shirts For A Cure Showcase at SXSW


Hot Water Music, Braid, DYS, Darkest Hour, Comeback Kid, Coliseum, Tim Barry and many more are set to play a FREE SXSW showcase on March 16

WASHINGTON D.C. - Shirts for a Cure, in association with Slip Booking and Traxion Control along with Munitio Earphones, Out of Time Clothing and MerchNOW, are very excited to announce a special free daytime SXSW showcase.  Come help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary while enjoying the musical stylings of Hot Water Music, Braid, DYS, Darkest Hour, Comeback Kid, Coliseum, Anti-Flag, Tim Barry and so many more.  This two stage free showcase will be held on Friday, March 16th at Red 7 (611 East 7th Street, Austin, TX) with doors opening at high noon.  Come early and plan to stay late.

Donations to the foundation will be encouraged.

Stay tuned for a full band list and set times.

All media inquires should be sent directly to mark.beemer@shirtsforacure.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mayhem Does Not Mean Car Insurance

January 25, 2012
For Immediate Release

The 5th Annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces Best Lineup to Date

MAIN STAGE Artists include:
A Very Special Guest to Be Announced on March 5, 2012
And a Rotation of:




ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, the world’s largest touring heavy music festival is back for its fifth year, assaulting the senses of United States heavy metal music fans. The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is proud to announce this summer’s artists. The main stage will be our strongest ever with the headlining slot occupied by multi-platinum Iowa legends SLIPKNOT. Next up will be legendary thrash metal kings SLAYER and then a major special guest will be playing in the third slot whom will be announced on March 5th. The main stage will also spotlight a ferocious mix of today’s best artists in a rotation, including THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, AS I LAY DYING and ASKING ALEXANDRIA.  In 2012 the tour has upgraded the production on the festival stage and this year the JAGERMEISTER STAGE will feature a special headline set by metal masters ANTHRAX supported by a rotation of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, AS I LAY DYING and ASKING ALEXANDRIA, along with WHITECHAPEL, HIGH ON FIRE and the JAGERMEISTER opener. Please note that bands may vary per market.
The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will make a 26 date trek across the U.S. beginning on June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. GET OFF YOUR ASS Pre-sale tickets go on sale Friday the 6th of April, 2012. Tune in to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com and www.livenation.com for up-to-date ticketing information.
Corey Taylor of Slipknot says “You knew we'd be back. Now, you know we're coming. This will be a tour people will scarcely want to miss. It will definitely be a show to remember. Can't wait to see the states again from behind a mask.

Slipknot’s, Clown statesSlipknot is headlining this summer’s Mayhem festival and it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve ever felt, sensed, or seen. You miss this, you miss everything. Everyone seems to think that there’s a chance we’re gonna go away. This is the farthest thing from the truth. Stay sic and don’t ever judge us.
Mayhem 2012 might just be the last and greatest metal festival before the world ends!! So wreak havoc and go out in style!!” adds Tom Araya of Slayer.
Slayer’s Kerry King comments “ We can't wait to get rolling on Mayhem 2012! Been 3 years since we played it last, and it's gonna be brutal!!! You can't go wrong with Slayer and Slipknot, pure fucking mayhem!!!!
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is produced by Rockstar Taste of Chaos organizer John Reese, Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, Live Nation, and Creative Artists Agency.  The team has made the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL a standout on the summer concert circuit by following the proven model of utilizing sponsorship to deliver a lower ticket price and an enhanced concert experience. This year sees them joining forces once again with ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK as the title sponsor.
“Metal is ALIVE and WELL in 2012,” states tour producer John Reese. “The fifth year of Rockstar Mayhem Festival will have a massive lineup that will set heavy music fans ears blazing!”
"Some years it all comes together, from top to bottom and this years ROCKSTAR MAYHEM lineup is going to bring it!" adds tour producer  Kevin Lyman.               
In 2008, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL bulldozed onto the scene and quickly made itself known as the preeminent summer destination for the hard rock and metal community.  ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL boasts the most powerful artist line-ups in heavy music.  Artists who have performed on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL have included hard music legends SLAYER, SLIPKNOT, KORN, ROB ZOMBIE, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, MARILYN MANSON, MACHINE HEAD, IN FLAMES, TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, CANNIBAL CORPSE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, MASTODON, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KINGDOM OF SORROW, DETHKLOK and many more.  All have pummeled the stage, while delivering the intensity and heaviness that fans have grown to expect year after year.
See below for all current tour dates.
San Bernardino, CA
San Manuel Amphitheater
Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
White River Amphitheater
Boise, ID
Idaho Center Amphitheater
Phoenix, AZ
Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion
Albuquerque, NM
Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
Denver, CO
Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Dallas, TX
Gexa Energy Pavilion
Houston, TX
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Tampa, FL
1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Indianapolis, IN
Klipsch Music Center
Oklahoma City, OK
Zoo Amphitheatre
St. Louis, MO
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Chicago, IL
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center
Cleveland, OH
Blossom Music Center
Philadelphia, PA
Susquehanna Bank Center
Pittsburgh, PA
First Niagara Pavilion
Washington, DC
Jiffy Lube Live
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Buffalo, NY
Darien Lake PAC
Boston, MA
Comcast Center
Scranton, PA
Toyota Pavilion
Hartford, CT
The Comcast Theatre

For more information on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com.
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hawthorne Heights Post New Tracks

For Immediate Release

Hawthorne Heights
Post “Stay Awake/Stay Alive” and Live/Acoustic Version Of “Ohio Is For Lovers” On Facebook
Catch Them On Tour Now

Hawthorne Heights’ “Stay Awake/Stay Alive” from the band’s recent HATE EP and a live/acoustic version of “Ohio Is For Lovers” recorded on the 2011 Stripped To The Bone Tour are now available for streaming on the band’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/hawthorneheights).

Hawthorne Heights will be playing “Stay Awake/Stay Alive” on their current tour with Me Talk Pretty, Madina Lake and The Young Electric (see dates below). The band will be announcing tour dates for the 2012 Stripped To The Bone Tour shortly.

Tour Dates:

Jan 19 Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka's
Jan 20 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Jan 21 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Jan 22 Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
Jan 23 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
Jan 25 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Jan 26 St Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
Jan 28 Birmingham, AL @ Club Crush
Jan 29 Austin, TX @ Antone's
Jan 30 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Feb 2 Dallas, TX @ Trees
Feb 3 Tupelo, MS @ Goodtime Charlie's
Feb 4 Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's
Feb 5 Memphis, TN @ Newby's
Feb 6 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
Feb 7 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Feb 8 Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
Feb 9 Philadelphia, PA @ The Legendary Dobbs
Feb 10 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
Feb 11 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
Feb 12 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Feb 13 Amityville NY @ Ollie's

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tasty News From Candy Hearts

January 17, 2012

“Candy Hearts are a great, female-fronted pop-punk band from New York. They are adorable.” - Punknews

“…this is like great modern pop-infused rock music with a timely bounce that makes you feel like you're on a trampoline even when you're standing still.” – AbsolutePunk



Photo credit: Stephen Yang

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New York/New Jersey-based pop-punk band CANDY HEARTS are offering a brand-new acoustic demo for FREE download through Bandcamp starting today. Titled "I Want You", the song will be available as a full band track on an upcoming 2012 EP and can be downloaded at http://candyhearts.bandcamp.com/album/demo. Singer Mariel Loveland also did a Nervous Energies session with the song which can be viewed at http://youtu.be/zLwAuHkkCMk. She says of the new track, "It's about that feeling of sitting next to someone you are absolutely crazy about and the only thing you can think about is how much you want them -- nothing else; it's like your mind is blank -- and you can't tell them because you know they don't feel the same way. It just devours you."
Additionally Candy Hearts have announced a string of February tour dates with Man Overboard which run February 15-26 (tour dates below). If you haven't caught them on the road before, make sure not to miss your chance as they come through your town! "On this tour in particular, we've arranged a few of our slower and acoustic songs to be faster and louder so there's never a moment where anyone feels tired and people can't mope around," states Loveland. With irresistibly catchy vocals, infectious hooks, and a ton of energy, the band makes live shows feel like one gigantic party sing-along for everyone in the crowd.
Candy Hearts latest full-length, 2011's Everything's Amazing & Nobody's Happy on Kind of Like Records received rave reviews. Alternative Press said of it, "From the first notes of opener 'Tongue Tied,' they manage to get under the listener's skin thanks to minimal, crisp production that sounds effortless and clean, allowing the simple, honest quality of the performances to shine through." Bring on Mixed Reviews called the album "very fun and liberating", while Alter the Press! remarked that it was "brimming with positivity and heavy on the hits."
Candy Hearts is Mariel Loveland (vocals, guitar), Kris Hayes (guitar), Christian Stefos Migliorese (bass), and Christina Picciano (drums).

Candy Hearts tour dates
w/ Man Overboard
Feb 15 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Feb 16 - Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
Feb 17 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Feb 18 - Savannah, GA @ Sweet Melissa's Basement
Feb 19 - Tampa, FL @ Transitions
Feb 20 - Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit

Feb 21 - Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm
Feb 22 - Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
Feb 24 - Houston, TX @ Walter's
Feb 25 - Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room
Feb 26 - Midland, TX @ Pine Box

Friday, January 13, 2012

Young London News Tidbits

Young London Release Music Video For “Celebrity”

Self-Titled Debut Album out Now on Fugitive Recordings

Electro Pop Duo Featured on Cover of
Boston Phoenix and Named One of ‘Boston’s Best New Bands’

Boston-based electro-pop duo Young London has unveiled a new music video for the track “Celebrity” which appears on their just released self-titled debut on Fugitive Recordings.

The duo is currently featured on the cover of the Boston Phoenix alternative weekly, where they were called one of ‘Boston’s 12 Best New Bands.’ You can check out the feature here:

Matt Rhoades and Sarah Graziani began writing music together in 2011. They quickly realized that their writing styles combined to form a unique, catchy, dance-inducing style. After their explosive debut at South by Southwest, and a subsequent tour this past summer, they headed into the studio to start working on their first full-length album.

With the direction of producer Mark Maxwell (Blake Lewis, Boys Like Girls), Young London completed their self-titled debut, which was released on January 10 via Fugitive Recordings. The songs could be described as 90's throwback--as if Danny Tanner invited Daft Punk over for dinner, or as the Phoenix describes it, “Euro-thumping, anthemic techno-pop…dance music with a bull's-eye on the back of the Top 40…”

Young London’s new album is now available on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/young-london/id482310150.
Upcoming dates:
          Jan 14          The Sad Caf√© w/ The JEALOUS Sea Plaistow, NH                         
          Jan 17          The Middle East      Cambridge, MA                         
          Jan 19          The Grand    Manchester, NH                       
          Jan 20          Bayside Bowl Portland, ME                  
          Jan 28          Middle East Upstairs          Cambridge, MA                  
Young London- Self Titled (cover art):

Track Listing:
1. New Reputation              
2. Let Me Go                      
3. Celebrity
4. Be My Radio
5. Dangerous
6. Whipped                      
7. The Good Stuff             
8. Trippin’ Up
9. Summer Valentine
10. U Got Me
To sample tunes and video, visit:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Jimmy At The Prom Makes a Run at So Cal

Midwest Modern Rockers Jimmy At The Prom to Debut Their Live Show to Southern California This Month

Newly-formed modern rock band Jimmy At The Prom will play three shows in Southern California this month, beginning on January 19 in Anaheim at The Doll Hut. The band takes the stage at 11:00 PM there. They also play the following night on January 20 at Amplyfi in Hollywood at 9:30 PM and at The Down & Out Bar in downtown Los Angeles on January 22 at 11:15 PM.  For up-to-the-minute details and ticket prices, contact the clubs directly.
Jimmy At The Prom formed a little over a year ago and self-released their self-titled debut album via their own Gorp Records in late 2011.  They count themselves among a burgeoning underground rock movement that's not afraid of employing a little production on their recordings and insist on turning up the volume levels.   Playing well is also important to this band. Their audience can be sure that Jimmy At The Prom won't hold anything back from them either.  These are all criteria for a proper rock band and that is who Jimmy at Prom is.
Their sound leaves heavily towards prog, arena rock and metal.  Think Radiohead meets Black Sabbath.  It's a sound as recently described by the Onion that “stakes a claim in the hard-rock racket, borrowing liberally from the guitar-god acts of the late ’70s and early ’80s but retaining just enough ’90s revivalism to keep things from getting too retro.  It’s an intriguing—if sometimes confounding—mix, and a solid slab of deeply unironic rock ’n’ roll.”
Watch the video for the single “Made of Wax” here:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hands Like Houses Reveal Release Info

Hands Like Houses Reveal Cover Art, Track Listing and Release Date for Rise Records Debut
Ground Dweller Available March 13, 2012

Check Out The Album Teaser Video

Hands Like Houses have revealed the album title, cover art and track listing for their Rise Records debut, Ground Dweller, due out March 13, 2012.

Hailing from Canberra, Australia, the band has also posted an album teaser video on Rise Records’ official YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=18vN_iGp-ko.

Pre-orders launch on January 19th, 2012, along with a lyric video for the new song "Antarctica." The track will also be available as an instant download with the album pre-order.

Ground Dweller was recorded at Chango Studios w/ Cameron Mizell (Sleeping with Sirens, Woe Is Me).

The band’s song “Lion Skin” (featuring guest vocals from Jonny Craig and Tyler Carter) debuted online last week.

Hands Like Houses are expected to tour the US this spring.

Ground Dweller Track Listing:

1.   Antarctica
2.  Don't Look Now, Im Being Followed.  Act Normal.
3.  This Ain't No Place For Animals
4.  Spineless Crow
5.  Starving to Death In the Belly of a Whale
6.  A Clown and His Pipe
7.  The Definition of Not Leaving
8.  Lion Skin
9.  One Hundred
10. Watchmaker
11.  The Sower

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Anthony Raneri to release Solo EP on 1/17

January 10, 2012
ANTHONY RANERI Builds New Cathedrals
Solo EP Ready for 1/17 Release

Guests Include Members of RX Bandits, Beat Union, My Chemical Romance
First Track "Sandra Partial" Debuts on AltPress.com Now!

Anthony Raneri
Photo credit: Michael Scott Slosar
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NEW YORK, NY – "The songs I’ve been recording are songs that I have written over the course of the last few years that I filed away in my memory under 'Cool song, not a Bayside song, maybe people will hear it one day'," says ANTHONY RANERI, vocalist of the aforementioned band Bayside. Luckily, fans don't have to wait very long for that one day to come. On January 17, 2012, Anthony will be releasing his solo debut EP NEW CATHEDRALS wholly independently on his newly-minted label, Gumshoe Records, just in time for his annual Where's The Band? Tour with Ace Enders (Early November), Chris Conley (Saves The Day), Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.), and Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids) along for the ride.
"I listen to a wide variety of music and I have always wanted to experiment with writing in genres such as country, reggae, ska and folk," he explains, encapsulating the surprising diversity that is found in the five-track EP. Released physically via his website and merchandise table on tour and digitally via outlets such as iTunes and Amazon.com, the pre-orders for the EP will begin today (January 10th) at www.anthonyraneri.com, and a special CD bundle will be available for $20 including a t-shirt, CD, a sticker and signed poster.
New Cathedrals artwork
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Track Listing
1. Sandra Partial
2. Charleston
3. The Ballad of Bill the Saint
4. Lead, Follow, Fall
5. Please Don't Leave
From the Americana-tinged country of lead track "Sandra Partial" which premiered on Altpress.com this morning at: http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/premiere_anthony_raneri_sandra_partial_bayside, to the reggae of the closing track "Please Don't Leave", it's quite apparent that this EP is no Bayside record. "First and foremost, it should be made clear that Bayside is not only still a band but will always be my priority," he explains. "I have been playing solo shows for a few years now and I’m finally going to release some music that way for two reasons. The first being that Bayside has time off between tours and releases, and I don’t like to have time off. So doing solo tours and writing more music lets me constantly play music without having to take breaks. The second reason is that I love the sound that we have crafted in Bayside and I think that our fans do also, and sometimes I write songs that I don’t think sound like Bayside songs but I really like them. So rather than change the sound of the band that we have come to love, I figured I would release them under a different name." Among the guests who appear on the recording are Steve Choi (RX Bandits), Davey Warsop (Beat Union) and Jarrod Alexander (My Chemical Romance, Dead Country).
A truly personal labor of love, Anthony will be in charge of all aspects of the release. "I’ve decided to make this a truly DIY solo project," he explains. "I’m going to be self-releasing all of my solo stuff as Gumshoe Records... from funding everything to having CDs pressed to selling them online and at shows. Any page you see, whether it is my blog, Twitter, Facebook, Bandcamp or anything on iTunes was completely started and is run by me. No label, no management, no employees."
"I have been blessed with the most amazing fans who have supported our band and my songs for over a decade. I wanted to prove that music, musicians and fans are all that matters - not labels and suits. I’m doing this on my own because I know that when a musician makes good music and fans support it, you don’t need anything else."
Where's The Band? Tour kicks off January 19th at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA (dates can be found at the tour's Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/wherestheband).
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NOH8 Campaign Comes to Anaheim This July 22nd

On Sunday July 22nd, The Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort will host a So Cal stop of the NOH8 Campaign. No reservations are required. Shooting will take place between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. Photographer and NOH8 co-founder Adam Bouska plans to shoot between 5-10 images of each individual or group. The costs of a NOH8 portrait are as follows:

Solo: $50.00

Couple/Group: $25.00 per person

Be sure to wear a plain white shirt. For more details, check out the NOH8 Facebook page.