Wednesday, January 29, 2014

TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS RELEASE VIDEO

 TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS
Release HEAVY AND LIGHT 2014 Encore Video
on NYLON Guys, Here: http://bit.ly/1b51Sy0 

Featuring Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, Mary Lambert, The Summer Set, 
and Tristan Prettyman Covering "Lean on Me" By Bill Withers

TWLOHA H&L Encore
Melbourne, FL - January 29, 2014 - Non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms teamed up with NYLON Guys to release the 2014 HEAVY AND LIGHT Encore video featuring Jon Foreman of SwitchfootMary Lambert (fromMacklemore's "Same Love"), The Summer Set, and Tristan Prettyman covering"Lean on Me" by Bill Withers. The video was filmed at TWLOHA's HEAVY AND LIGHT event at the House of Blues Orlando last Sunday, January 19th. To check out the 2014 HEAVY AND LIGHT Encore video on NYLON Guys, please visit:http://bit.ly/1b51Sy0.

TWLOHA founder, Jamie Tworkowski recalls the inspiring evening by stating, "HEAVY AND LIGHT is an attempt to move people. Music is a big part of the night, because music has the unique ability to remind us we're alive. Songs have a way of saying it's okay to ask questions, and it's okay to feel things deeply. More than anything, we want folks to know that, when it comes to their struggles, it's okay to be honest, and it's okay to ask for help."

HEAVY AND LIGHT is a unique evening of songs, conversation, and hope. HEAVY AND LIGHT is not a benefit show, but an attempt to move people and let them know it's OK to be honest and to ask for help. This message is shared onstage not only through music, but also through the powerful words of mental health counselors, TWLOHA representatives, and inspiring speakers. Everyone who attends a HEAVY AND LIGHT show also leaves with a list of local mental health resources for depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. Previously, TWLOHA released a HEAVY AND LIGHT Introduction video, here: http://bit.ly/1gnQj9w.

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Since its start in 2006, TWLOHA has donated over $1,000,000 directly into treatment and recovery and responded to more than 170,000 messages and emails from more than 100 countries.

TWLOHA was awarded a $1 million grant at the first American Giving Awards presented by Chase Bank on NBC. This generous award was used to fund the nationwide HEAVY AND LIGHT tour in 2013.

To learn more about To Write Love on Her Arms, please visit: www.twloha.com.

THE TIME HAS COME FOR BAYSIDE TO RELEASE FIRST SINGLE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2014
THE TIME HAS COME FOR BAYSIDE 
TO RELEASE FIRST SINGLE

NEW ALBUM CULT DUE OUT ON FEBRUARY 18th

GREAT AMERICAN CULT TOUR KICKS OFF ON MARCH 5th
PLAY IT BEFORE YOU HEAR IT COVER CONTEST WINNER REVEALED


With tickets in high demand for their Great American CULT Tour and fan propensity at a near frenzy, NYC's BAYSIDE will provide another glimpse of their sixth studio album CULT, which is being released on February 18th viaHopeless Records, through their new single "Time Has Come". "Time Has Come" stays true to the Bayside tradition, stapled together with a series of signature power pop structures, such as ballad-based, sing-along chorus and strategically placed anthemic hey's and ho's. The song is currently streaming on the Hopeless Records' YouTube page (http://smarturl.it/timehascome) and is available for purchase digitally (http://smarturl.it/TimeHasCome_iTunes). Stay tuned for the official music video for the single, which will be released next month.
The band recently launched a cover contest for "Time Has Come" where fans were given the tabs and lyrics to the song and asked to create their own unique interpretation before hearing it. The grand prize winner was revealed today and you can check out Sulene's winning cover here:http://youtu.be/1NpTXWJTOyU. The grand prize includes an Epiphone G-400 Pro in cherry signed by Bayside, VIP bundle which includes a pair of tickets to an upcoming headlining show with passes to meet the band, and a copy of Cult on both CD and vinyl along with a signed screen printed poster. Check out all the entries here:http://hopelessrecords.com/timehascome
Pre-sale tickets for the Great American CULT Tour are significantly outpacing all previous Bayside headline tours, making it evident that theyÂ’ve developed a cult-like following through the years. The tour kicks off on March 5th in Cleveland and circles around the States concluding at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 5th. Support for this run includes Four Year Strong, Daylight, and Mixtapes.
Formed in 2000 in Queens, NY, Bayside has previously released five studio albums (2004's Sirens and Condolences, 2005's Bayside, 2007's The Walking Wounded, 2008's Shudder, 20011's Killing Time), numerous EPs, and a live album (2008's Live at the Bayside Social Club). The band has toured the world and played on multiple Vans Warped Tours. With the release of CULT on February 18th, the breadth of their history seems to have culminated in this sixth studio album.
The Great American Cult Tour
3/5 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom 
3/6 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
3/7 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
3/8 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
3/9 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
3/11 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
3/12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
3/14 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/15 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
3/18 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
3/19 - Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live
3/20 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
3/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
3/22 - Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
3/24 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
3/25 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
3/26 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
3/28 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
3/29 - Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
3/30 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/1 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle 
4/2 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
4/3 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
4/4 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater 
4/5 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium


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Monday, January 27, 2014

GARY CLARK JR. WINS 2014 GRAMMY AWARD FOR "BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE"

GARY CLARK JR. WINS 2014 GRAMMY AWARD FOR "BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE"

LETTERMAN APPEARANCE CONFIRMED FOR FEBRUARY 17TH
TOUR WITH KINGS OF LEON TO BEGIN NEXT MONTH
 
January 27th, 2014 - Singer, songwriter, and guitarist extraordinaire Gary Clark Jr. won a 2014 Grammy Award last night for "Best Traditional R&B Performance" for "Please Come Home." The song appears on Clark's debut album for Warner Bros. Records, Blak And Blu. This is the Austin native's first Grammy Award. Originally nominated in two categories: "Best Rock Song" for "Ain't Messin 'Round,"  as well as "Best Traditional R&B Performance" - "Please Come Home," this marks the first time in Grammy history that a single artist has been nominated in two different genre categories simultaneously from one album in the same year.

In addition, Clark turned in an incendiary performance with Keith Urban on the live Grammy broadcast trading lead vocals and guitar solos on Urban's "Cop Car", from his current album.

In October 2012, Clark released Blak And Blu, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at No. 6 and received raves from many major music outlets, including The New York Times, which called Clark "a guitarist of deep magnetism and tremendous feel," and Spin, which declared: "There truly is nobody else like him around."  Rolling Stone recently dubbed Clark as "The Chosen One". Click here to view Clark's road to the Grammy's.

Clark will be heading out on the road with Kings Of Leon beginning Feb 5th, in Atlanta and wind up the tour March 8th, in Chicago. All tour dates are listed below:

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

Sunday, January 26, 2014

BIFFY CLYRO TO PLAY THE EL REY ON VALENTINE'S DAY


Breakthrough rock band Biffy Clyro are returning to North America in early 2014 for a string of headline shows. The band plays a Valentine's Day show at  Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre on February 14th.

The Scottish trio is touring in support of their new album, Opposites, which debuted at #1 in the UK with over 70,000 copies sold first week. Opposites won the Kerrang and Q Award for Best Album and Biffy won this year's NME Award for Best British Band.
Produced by Garth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers) in Los Angeles, CA, Opposites has received overwhelming critical praise. "Opposites is a vastly original, exquisitely-produced, fully-realized and creatively outstanding piece of work," declared Kerrang! "The chances of any band this year releasing an album that can claim to be its equal are nil." Q magazine agreed, saying, "Opposites confirms Biffy as the emerging band of the decade. Their sixth album has everything you want from a rock group... Watch them conquer." Kerrang! also recently named front man Simon Neil "The Greatest Rock Star in the World Today."

Biffy Clyro North American Tour Dates:
2/8 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
2/9 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
2/10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
2/12 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
2/14 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
2/15 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Live