Wednesday, October 30, 2013

GARY CLARK JR. TO JOIN KINGS OF LEON FOR 2014 ARENA TOUR

GARY CLARK JR. TO JOIN KINGS OF LEON FOR 2014 ARENA TOUR

TICKET PRE-SALE BEGINS OCTOBER 29TH, GENERAL ON SALES
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CATCH CLARK PERFORMING SOLO ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN ON NOVEMBER 7TH
 
October 29, 2013 - (Burbank, CA.) - Vocalist and guitarist extraordinaire Gary Clark Jr. has announced that he will hit the road with Kings of Leon for the first leg of their 2014 U.S. arena tour, which kicks off in Atlanta on February 5th and wraps up March 8th in Chicago. Pre-sales for select dates begin on October 29th, while tickets go on sale to the general public beginning November 1st. Clark has been on the road throughout the fall for a sold-out headlining theater tour, which continues through November 29th All of his upcoming tour dates are listed below.

Clark is also a featured performer in the Showtime documentary Made In America, directed by Ron Howard and produced byHowardGrammy Award-winning music icon Jay Z, and Oscar winner Brian Grazer. The film captures Jay Z uniting the biggest names in music - including Clark, D'Angelo, Janelle Monáe, Pearl Jam, SkrillexRun-D.M.C., and Kanye West - to perform at a star-studded, multi-genre, two-day "Made in America" festival in Philadelphia.

As previously mentioned, Clark once again participated in Eric Clapton's annual Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013.  Clark and band delivered a roof-raising set that garnered a standing ovation at this year's NYC event at Madison Sq. Garden. The Blu-ray, DVD, and CD editions of "Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 NYC,"  will be released onNov 18th, and are available for pre-order now at: http://www.crossroadsguitarfestival.com/  Click here to view Clark's nearly 10-minure blistering live version of "When My Train Pulls in," from the forthcoming release.

Clark continues to dominate  network television.  As of late, he's appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live(for the second time), The Queen Latifah ShowThe Arsenio Hall ShowThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (his third appearance), and The Late Show With David Letterman (his fourth appearance, this time solo, which airs on November 7th). Clark will be performing "When My Train Pulls In," the current single from his major-label debut album Blak and Blu. Check local listings for details.

In other news, Gary Clark Jr has just been nominated for The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award at the 2013 Soul Train Awards for his work on Alicia Keys and Maxwell's "Fire We Make"

Gary Clark Jr.'s upcoming tour dates are as follows:


11/10   Boston, MA                 Royale Nightclub
11/11   Boston, MA                 Royale Nightclub
11/12   Washington, DC           9:30 Club
11/13   Washington, DC           9:30 Club
11/14   New York, NY              Apollo Theater
11/16   New York, NY              Terminal 5
11/18   Toronto, ON                 Danforth Music Hall
11/19   Chicago, IL                  The Vic Theatre
11/20   Minneapolis, MN           First Avenue
11/22   Indianapolis, IN            The Vogue Theatre
11/23   Columbia, MO              The Blue Note
11/25   New Orleans, LA          House of Blues
11/26   Houston, TX                Warehouse Live - Ballroom
11/27   Dallas, TX                   House of Blues
11/29   Austin, TX                   Stubb's

With Kings of Leon:
02/05   Atlanta, GA                  Philips Arena
02/07   Nashville, TN               Bridgestone Arena
02/09   Louisville, KY               KFC Yum! Center
02/11   Auburn Hills, MI           The Palace Of Auburn Hills
02/14   New York, NY              Madison Square Garden Arena
02/15   Uncasville, CT             Mohegan Sun Arena
02/18   Columbus, OH             Schottenstein Center
02/19   Philadelphia, PA          Wells Fargo Center
02/21   Washington, DC           Verizon Center
02/23   London, ON                 Budweiser Gardens
02/24   Montreal, Quebec         Bell Centre
02/26   Toronto, Ontario           Air Canada Centre
02/28   Boston, MA                 TD Garden
03/05   Kansas City, MO         Sprint Center
03/06   Minneapolis, MN          Target Center
03/08   Chicago, IL                  United Center
 

More Gary Clark Jr., information to be revealed soon. Until then, please enjoy a brief view into the past 18 whirlwind months of Clark's life, click hereYou'll see why Rolling Stone Magazine has hailed him "The Chosen One."

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

NEO GEO RELEASES SOPHOMORE ALBUM "DIGITAL DNA"


NEO GEO RELEASES SOPHOMORE ALBUM, ‘DIGITAL DNA,’ TODAY!  BUY/STREAM IT NOW!
 
October 29, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Orange County’s rising pop-rock band NEO GEO has released their sophomore album, Digital DNA, today via Hermosa Beach indie label Hardline Entertainment.  The record is available now for purchase via iTunesAmazonHardline Entertainment, local indie retailers and directly from the band on their upcoming tour.
 
Fans are also invited to stream Digital DNA now at NewNoiseMagazine.comhttp://bit.ly/1irrIvY
 
Formed in 2008, the upstart five-piece from Fullerton, CA has been making waves with their uniquely refreshing infusion of electronic, pop-rock and pop-punk for the last several years.  On the band’s latest record, Digital DNA, they showcase their incredible growth as musicians and ability to write super catchy songs.  Their sophomore album features eleven confectious tracks like “One Night Stand” and “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” (download the track for FREE via Hardline Entertainment).
 
Additionally, NEO GEO will be hitting the road in November for a tour of California high schools from San Diego to San Francisco in support of Digital DNA.
 
Follow NEO GEO at https://www.facebook.com/neogeomusic and Skoollive at https://www.facebook.com/SkoolLive for news and updates.
 
NEO GEO Tour Dates:
Nov 5 - Temecula, CA - Great Oak High
Nov 6 - Murrieta, CA - Murrieta Mesa High
Nov 7 - Murrieta, CA - Murrieta Valley High
Nov 8 - Lake Elsinore, CA - Temescal Canyon High
Nov 12 - Los Angeles, CA - Helen Bernstein High
Nov 13 - El Monte, CA - El Monte High
Nov 14 - Paramount, CA - Paramount High
Nov 15 - El Monte, CA - South El Monte High
Nov 19 - Riverside, CA - Norte Vista High
Nov 20 - La Mirada, CA - La Mirada High
Nov 21 - Garden Grove, CA - Garden Grove High
Nov 22 - Garden Grove, CA - Santiago High
Dec 2 - San Jose, CA - Mt. Pleasant High
Dec 3 - Milpitas, CA - Milpitas High
Dec 4 - Fremont, CA - John F. Kennedy High
Dec 5 - Danville, CA - San Ramon Valley High
Dec 6 - Concord, CA - Ygnacio Valley High
Dec 9 - San Jose, CA - Leland High
Dec 10 - San Jose, CA - Evergreen Valley High
Dec 11 - San Jose, CA - Independence High
Dec 12 - Gilroy, CA - Gilroy High
Dec 13 - Gilroy, CA - Christopher High
*More Dates To Be Announced Soon
 
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Monday, October 28, 2013

BETS IS BACK


 
BETS is Back!

After a Summertime Hiatus, the Los Angeles Indie Pop Sensation is Back With a Sultry Video For
“I LOVE YOU, BUT”

Full Length Album Out 2014! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indie crooner, BETS, is proud to announce her latest contribution to the indie pop rock world, her dreamy video for "I Love You, But" which gives John & Yoko's "bed-in" idea a sweet retro spin.
 
Watch the video exclusively on The Music Ninja here: http://www.themusicninja.com/bets-i-love-you-but-tmn-video-premiere/ 
Listen to “I Love You, But” on Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/betsmusic/i-love-you-but-1

The entire video was shot without the couple leaving the bed.  In BETS’s own words, “the video captures the tug of war of being entangled with a new lover.”  Whimsical animations perfectly frame the lilting chorus.  The song itself is a rhythmic romp through the complicated topic of romantic love and is produced by Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray of the famed LA indie rock band Earlimart.
 
The track is taken from her debut EP, released at the start of the year and available to stream on soundcloud herehttps://soundcloud.com/betsmusic/
 
BETS’s sound encapsulates elements of musicians such as Lay Low, Feist, El Perro del Mar and Saint Vincent.  BETS worked with Espinoza and Murray who helped her produce the album.  Recording took place at The Ship studios in Eagle Rock, a haven of everything nautical, where Betsy feels “right at home” despite having no association to the sea!
The video is free for re-posting and the beautiful BETS is always available for interviews. 

Check her out on Facebook here.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

NIGHTMARE AND THE CAT PREMIERES "BE YOUR OWN GOD"

Nightmare And The Cat Premieres "Be Your Own God" Video On VEVO

Simple EP Out Now

Look Out For Debut LP In 2014 On Capitol Records



Click Here To Watch "Be Your Own God" Video On VEVO



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Guitarist Sam Stewart sports a ‘Veritas’ t-shirt designed by Baseman in the video and explains, “‘Veritas’ is one of Gary’s characters. He is the God of Truth. We love the imagery of Gary’s work and it often pairs perfectly with our music. ‘Veritas’ goes hand in hand with “Be Your Own God” because he is all about being true to yourself at all costs. The song is about taking control of your own destiny and accepting ownership of your actions. It’s also about being yourself and not worrying about living up to someone else’s expectations of who you are supposed to be.”
Lead singer Django Stewart adds, “It’s about letting go of the problems in your life and being the creator of your own destiny. It’s saying you can achieve your dreams without other peoples help and only you can hold yourself back…”
'Simple' EP Tracklisting
01. Simple
02. Be Your Own God
03. Goodbye So Many Times
04. Blackbird Smile
05. Alvarado





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Los Angeles-based rockers Nightmare and the Catformed in 2010, but the musical powerhouses that lead the five-piece —  21-year-old front man Django Stewart and 23-year-old guitarist Sam Stewart — go way back. All the way back. 
Growing up in England, Sam watched as his 6-year-old brother Django developed a fanatical love of James Brown. Django saw his older sibling pick up a guitar for the first time at age 12 and immediately master a Nirvana songbook. But while the two pursued parallel musical paths — Sam with Blondelle, Django with Midnight Squires — they didn't contemplate forming a band together until Sam rang up Django and asked his little brother to join him for a songwriting session in L.A. three years ago.

"I was just so fucking happy when he said that," Django remembers. "He came for 10 days, and we wrote five songs," Sam recalls, joking, "it was probably our most prolific period." The results were too good to ignore, and their new band, their first truly joint effort, was born.

Named after a track the brothers adore by obscure artist Anthony Harwood, Nightmare and the Cat quickly grew to a five-piece as the pair recruited Sam's girlfriend Claire Acey, an accomplished singer and multi-instrumentalist, and Spike Phillips, the drummer from Midnight Squires (Scott Henson, another Squires album, joined after the group's bassist Julie Mitchell relocated to Chicago). Sam says their original sonic plan was simple: "We wanted it to be a mixture of Jeff Buckley vocals and the Pixies' music."

In actuality, though, the brothers have never followed in anyone's footsteps. One of their earliest supporters was brilliant underground L.A. artist Gary Basemen, who has painted new compositions (and Django himself) during live performances and handled the band's striking logo and album artwork. One of their earliest gigs was a collaboration with the circus school where Django has been learning the art of the trapeze.

So when the time came to follow up their debut self-titled EP with their first full-length album, Simple, they headed for uncharted territory. They convinced producer Eric Valentine, who'd made one of their favorite albums (Queens of the Stone Age's Songs for the Deaf) to record "Blackbird Smile" for them as a favor, and charmed him into doing the full LP. Then they got to work putting their gorgeously dramatic, atmospheric anthems to tape.

Sam calls grand opener "Simple" the album's "defining track" because "it sets the tone for the whole record and everything it's about." (As listeners will soon find out, Nightmare and the Cat's music is anything but simple.) "It's about relationships within your family, how people are trying to hide stuff but it always comes out in the end," Sam explains. "Goodbye" is the group's version of a classic pop song inspired by '60s girl groups like the Ronettes and the Crystals. Django says every time he sings the track's chorus — "I've said goodbye so many times the words have lost all meaning / but I won't say it again if you keep me here believing" — "I find a new meaning for it."

"Mae" shows off a folkier vibe more akin to the music Sam was making on his own before Nightmare and the Catstarted up. "It's got that old shuffle beat and acoustic finger-picking," Sam says, plus "a very Fleetwood Mac-influenced chorus with the harmonies." The stompy sing-along "Alvarado" is sort of love letter to Echo Park, where the brothers have lived. Django sang the melody into his phone and shot it over to Sam, who mimicked the line on guitar, Hendrix-style. "It's about opening your eyes to L.A., but the lyrics are kind of bittersweet," Django explains. "We do that a lot in our music."

Dualities and dichotomies play a large role in the Stewarts' writing, partially because they are "total opposites," as Django puts it. Born showman Django is the consummate performer onstage — loose, alluring, otherworldly — while Sam is the musical perfectionist, happy to spend days on end experimenting in the studio or composing the strings that adorn the lush, harmonic "Traditions." Sam is mostly inspired by Radiohead and the Beatles; while Django prefers the soulful singers he effortlessly recalls when he opens his mouth to sing, as well as brilliant writers like Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. (Both brothers cite David Bowie as hugely influential, too.)

But together they — and the full album — add up to complexly beautiful whole. "It's not a concept album, but sometimes when you listen to it from beginning to end there is kind of a narrative that carries through," Sam says, which may help listeners dig into the album's epic closer, "Breaking Down the Walls." It's built on two chords, and its power comes from layers of shifting melodies and rhythms — and wine glasses, which the group managed to tune to the right key ("That literally took six hours," Django laughs).

Writing music with a brother has its advantages — "We can be brutally honest with each other, that's the main thing," Sam says — but part of the challenge of making Simple was learning to open up their tight partnership to the rest of us. "I feel like our music is so atmospheric and dreamy," Django muses, "it's almost like stepping into our own world."

Friday, October 25, 2013

TIGER ARMY BEGINS OCTOBERFLAME VI TONIGHT AT THE GROVE OF ANAHEIM

Tonight is the first of the two night Octoberflame VI stand at City National Grove of Anaheim for the inimitable Tiger Army. This will be the last two shows of the year for the band, and the sets will be different each night, along with different opening acts.

This is a band that you can never see often enough.  While the lineup may have changed a number of times since their 1995 origins in Northern California (not unlike Dashboard Confessional and others focused around one key member), what hasn't changed is that Tiger Army are always uniquely talented and engaging, encouraging a supremely devoted fan base few bands ever achieve. While I have never been fond of psychobilly label, Tiger Army do seamlessly mesh the seemingly disparate influences of punk and country into a sound all their own.

There aren't alot of opportunities to see Tiger Army  so make the effort to come out tonight or tomorrow (or better yet both) and treat yourself to a great show at a really great venue. GET TICKETS HERE. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

THE ASSEMBLY LINE PREMIERE "THE TIDE"


THE PLACES WE LEAVE BEHIND EP AVAILABLE NOW! 
 
"Get ready to press play again because that's exactly what you'll be wanting to do." - Beats Per Minute
New York, NY - October 24, 2013 - Indie rockers The Assembly Line have premiered a stripped down acoustic video of "The Tide" exclusively on Pop'stache. The track is from their latest EP The Places We Leave Behind.
"'The Tide' is a song about overcoming the odds," singer Thor Nguyen said. "I think when you put in the time and go through the motions of being in a band, you meet a lot of people. Some people are supportive and some are critical but constructive. But then you meet the people that just want to hate, or feel that their opinion is the law and offer no advice or anything. That is who this song is for."

Critics are raving about the band's new EP The Places We Leave Behind, describing it as "good, clean pop rock" (Golden Mixtape), "catchy, simplistic pop-rock" (May The Day) and scoring an 8.5 out of 10 review on Pup FreshMusic Box Pete's review mentions "The Assembly Line do things the right way here on an effort that shows their raw musical dexterity and truthfulness lyrically that will serve them well in the long run." The Places We Leave Behind is available on iTunes.
  
Brought together in 2009 by an ad on Craigslist and a passion for making music, NYC based rock/pop band, The Assembly Line, continue to make a name for themselves. They've seen success in recent years with placements on hit MTV shows, such as "Teen Mom 2" and "16 & Pregnant", and rave reviews in the press. The band has shared the stage with some of today's top acts, including Maroon 5, Wiz Khalifa, Yellowcard, Ryan Beatty, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and more.
  

For more info, check out The Assembly Line online:

Official Website - www.theassemblylinemusic.com

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

EMILIE AUTUMN ANNOUNCES TOUR WITH THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE


October 23, 2013

The Stunning, Seductive, Eccentric EMILIE AUTUMN: Famed Actress/Singer/Songwriter/Violinist Announces Co-Headline Tour with THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE

Empowering New Album “Fight Like A Girl” + Thrilling New Full-Color Book “The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls” – Both Available NOW

Watch the Wild New Music Video for “F.L.A.G.” (Fight Like A Girl) Here -http://youtu.be/dvOXuZwOEvM


Part Broadway, part burlesque, part rock concert, part history lesson— there's nothing quite like it anywhere…

The seductive, bizarre and brazen EMILIE AUTUMN, recognized world-wide for her entrancing music and bold performances, is pleased to announce that due to the ravenous response to her “Fight Like A Girl” tour (named after her most recent full-length release, Fight Like A Girl), Emilie will be setting fans at ease by appearing on a special co-headline tour with The Birthday Massacre in November 2013. The tour will run through December 9thand will include an assortment of fan favorites, accented by alluring choreography and spectacular visuals. This is a must-see event!
Each of EMILIE AUTUMN’s tantalizing performances should not be confused with a rock show, but rather regarded as a rock opera with a real story to tell. Beyond her dramatic vocal performance which masterfully fluctuates from operatic to filthy industrial and back again (she's notorious for performing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody as a nightly encore), polus her violin virtuosity, she elegantly strikes that effervescent balance between sex, violence, and English literature. Part Broadway, part burlesque, part rock concert, part history lesson, there's nothing quite like it anywhere.

The second leg of her F.L.A.G. tour is coming to a close this weekend, including a stop at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare this Thursday, October 24th. See below for a full listing of upcoming EMILIE AUTUMNtour dates.

F.L.A.G. WORLD TOUR
10/24 - Pomona, CA @ Los Angeles County Fairplex (Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare)
10/25 - Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe
10/26 - La Jolla, CA @ Porter’s Pub

CO-HEADLINING WITH THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE
11/20 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/21 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
11/22 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
11/23 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Altar Bar
11/24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
11/26 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
11/27 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/29 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House\

EMILIE AUTUMN SOLO HEADLINING
12/1 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
12/2 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada
12/4 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
12/5 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
12/6 - Reno, NV @ The Knitting Factory
12/8 - Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
12/9 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour

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But wait, there’s more. In addition to her many other talents, Emilie is a gifted author. In 2009, EMILIE AUTUMN unveiled her long-awaited novel, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls, an autobiographical, reality-bending, historical thriller. The fully illustrated book chronicles Emilie's experiences in a mental ward and a young girl in Victorian England who is admitted into an insane asylum. The elaborate, nearly five-pound book is chock-full of full-color glossy pages delicately highlighting Emilie’s sketches, paintings, photographs and erratic scribbles. Get your copy here: http://www.asylumemporium.com/collections/books

If you prefer song with your story (who doesn’t?), The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls is a direct companion to her most recently released album, the empowering Fight Like A Girl, which she describes as being about “taking things that make women the underdogs and using them to your advantage.” The San Francisco Examiner called it, “an operatic feminist treatise set inside an insane asylum, wherein the female inmates gradually realize their own strength in numbers.” Fight Like A Girl was released during the summer of 2012. Pick up a copy here:http://www.asylumemporium.com/collections/music/products/fight-like-a-girl-album

Known for her eccentric style and prodigious musical talent (she began reading notes before learning the alphabet and was already playing violin at four years old), EMILIE AUTUMN spent her youth playing concert halls throughout the U.S. and Europe as a classical violinist before going mad, landing herself in an insane asylum and emerging as a rock singer with a murderous streak.

With appearances on Leno and Letterman as part of Courtney Love's band, glossy magazine covers throughout the world, and guest spots on albums by such artists as Love, Otep,
Billy Corgan, and TV's "Metalocalypse", not to mention her starring role in the film phenomenon that is Darren Lynn Bousman's "The Devil's Carnival" under her corset strings,
EMILIE AUTUMN reinvents “gothic” for the masses.


Be enlightened, terrified, inspired and tempted by the world of EMILIE AUTUMN! For more information onEMILIE AUTUMN’s projects and tour dates, please visit these websites: