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CORY MARKS Announces Fall US Tour with Theory Of A Deadman; New Track Coming 7/26 feat. Sully Erna, Mick Mars, & Travis Tritt

DT: JULY 15, 2024

FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR

CORY MARKS
TO BRING BREAKTHROUGH BLEND OF COUNTRY ROCK
ACROSS U.S. THIS FALL SUPPORTING
THEORY OF A DEADMAN
10/29-11/23

PRE-SALES BEGIN JULY 17 AT 10 AM (LOCAL)
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE BEGINS JULY 19 AT 10 AM (LOCAL) HERE

MARKS’ SECOND ALBUM DUE THIS FALL VIA BETTER NOISE MUSIC
NEW TRACK COMING JUNE 26 FEATURING SULLY ERNA (GODSMACK), MICK MARS (MÖTLEY CRÜE), AND TRAVIS TRITT

Genre-blending singer-songwriter CORY MARKS will bring his progressive blend of arena-rock and roots country to audiences across the U.S. this fall opening for multi-platinum rock group Theory of A Deadman and fellow support acts 10 Years and Saint Asonia (appearing on select dates). The tour will kick off in Des Moines, IA on October 29 and stretches until November 23 ending in La Vista, NE. Venue pre-sales begin Wednesday, July 17 at 10 AM local time. General on sale begins Friday, July 19 at 10 AM local time via CORY MARKS’ website HERE. See full dates listed as follows:

CORY MARKS Tour Dates:
10/29 Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Theatre ^
10/30 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom ^
11/1 Toledo, OH – Stranahan Theater ^
11/2 Erie, PA – Warner Theatre ^
11/3 Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre ^
11/6 Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre *
11/8 Waterloo, NY – The Vine Showroom at del Lago Casino *
11/10 Reading, PA – Santander Performing Arts Center *
11/12 Boston, MA – Citizens House of Blues *
11/13 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall *
11/15 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom *
11/16 Huntington, NY – The Paramount *
11/17 Wheeling, WV – Capitol Theatre *
11/19 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre *
11/21 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater *
11/22 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion *
11/23 La Vista, NE – The Astro *
^ with Theory Of A Deadman & 10 Years
* with Theory Of A Deadman & Saint Asonia

MARKS will perform an acoustic set including songs from his #1-charting debut album Who I Am which made history with its hit single “Outlaws & Outsiders” being the first-ever Top 10 rock radio-charting single from a Canadian country act. He’ll also play new tracks from his upcoming as-yet-untitled sophomore album due this fall via Better Noise Music. MARKS released two new songs in June, the rock-leaning Guilty featuring guest vocals from DL of Bad Wolves and the country-oriented summer anthem Drunk When I’m High.” He will share another new song, “Make My Country Rock,” on July 26 featuring Sully Erna of multi-platinum hard rock group GODSMACK, legendary guitarist Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe), and multi-platinum selling and award-winning country artist Travis Tritt along with further details on the new album. Stay tuned for further information.

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Celebrate National Tequila Day at El Dorado Cantina and The Cantina by El Dorado on Wed., July 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2024

 

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¡SALUD! CELEBRATE NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY JULY 24
AT EL DORADO CANTINA AND THE CANTINA BY EL DORADO

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WHAT:            Celebrate El Dorado Cantina and The Cantina by El Dorado’s favorite holiday, National Tequila Day, with $5 House Margaritas featuring Octavio Tequila, and $10 Don Julio® 1942 shots.

WHEN:            Wednesday, July 24, 2024

WHERE:       El Dorado Cantina
430 S. Rampart Blvd. inside Tivoli Village, 702-333-1112

3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive near The Strip, 702-722-2289

The Cantina by El Dorado

8349 W. Sunset Road near the 215 Beltway, 725-208-1903

Reservations are encouraged.

ABOUT EL DORADO CANTINA

Founded in 2014, El Dorado Cantina is best known for being one of the first Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas to offer cuisine featuring organic, non-GMO ingredients and for its extensive menu featuring dishes inspired by regions across Mexico. The El Dorado Cantina team believes in using sustainably raised products, which means that all the beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, fish, and produce used in the dishes originate from carefully selected farms in the U.S. free from antibiotics, pesticides, and steroids.

Happy Hour is offered at all locations from 3 – 6 p.m.  A reverse Happy Hour from Midnight to 3 a.m. is offered seven days a week at the Tivoli Village and Sunday through Thursday at the Sammy Davis Jr. location.

Voted “Best Mexican Restaurant” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal multiple years’ running, and one of Yelp’s “Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S.” two years in a row, El Dorado Cantina is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with two locations in the Las Vegas Valley: 3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive; and 430 S. Rampart Blvd. inside Tivoli Village. For more information or to make a reservation, visit ElDoradoCantina.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT THE CANTINA BY EL DORADO

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, The Cantina by El Dorado features a streamlined menu of high quality organic, non-GMO authentic Mexican cuisine, a full-service bar with gaming with generous player incentives, and multiple televisions for an elevated sports viewing experience. Every Tuesday is Tequila Tuesday featuring $10 Don Julio® 1942 shots, and every Wednesday, enjoy a $20 Surf & Turf taco special. The Cantina is conveniently located off the 215 Beltway and Durango Drive at 8349 W. Sunset Rd #150. For more information or to make a reservation, call 725-208-1903 or visit https://eldoradocantina.com/the-cantina-by-eldorado/ and follow on Instagram @thecantinalv.

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Post Indie Rockers HARDCASTLE Reveal “Paranoiac” Video; Announce 9/20 EP Release Show at Viper Room In LA

DT: JULY 11, 2024

FM: KELLY WALSH / SRO PR

POST-INDIE ROCK OUTFIT
HARDCASTLE
RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR
DARK AND URGENT NEW TRACK
“PARANOIAC”
OUT DIGITALLY FRIDAY, JULY 12

PRE-SAVE HERE | WATCH MUSIC VIDEO HERE

SONG IS TAKEN FROM BAND’S UPCOMING EP
‘CIRCUIT’
PRODUCED BY ROB CAVALLO (GREEN DAY, GOO GOO DOLLS, MCR)
DUE SEPTEMBER 13
VIA MNRK/ LIMINAL RECORDS

LA-BASED GROUP ANNOUNCE EP RELEASE SHOW AT VIPER ROOM ON SEPTEMBER 20

HARDCASTLE

“A million eyes watching, judging me
So tell me why I’m losing sleep, no dreaming
Anxious thoughts come creeping
All the time
Can anybody rescue me?”
“Paranoiac” lyrics

Post indie rock outfit HARDCASTLE blend compelling melodies, introspective lyrics, and passion on their upcoming EP CIRCUIT due September 13 via MNRK / Liminal Records. CIRCUIT was produced by Oscar, Golden Globe and multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls, My Chemical Romance) with mastering completed by Howie Weinberg (U2, Smashing Pumpkins) and mixing from Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons).

HARDCASTLE will release CIRCUIT’s second track—the urgent and dark anthem “Paranoiac”—this Friday, July 12, across digital platforms; pre-save it HERE. The song was recorded with guitarist Tim Pierce (Shinedown, Bon Jovi) who also lent his guitar skills on several other tracks throughout the EP. HARDCASTLE have today (July 11) shared its mind-altering music video which was co-directed by founding member, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist Graham Laderman. Watch the “Paranoiac” music video now via the band’s YouTube HERE or streaming below.

CIRCUIT chronicles the highs and lows of LADERMAN’s musical journey capturing dark subjects such as mental health struggles and toxic relationships as well as sharing his story of healing, self-discovery, and evolving dreams into reality. HARDCASTLE was originally formed in Nashville in 2018 and saw the band release a series of tracks including hit singles “Mundane” and “Back To You” which combined accumulated over 10 million streams to date and a sold-out tour across the U.S. opening for The Band Camino in 2019. In 2020, Covid hit and its impact forced the dissolution of the band and led to LADERMAN relocating to LA to try to figure out a new path. Shortly after arriving, he was connected with Rob and Lisa Cavallo at Done Deal Management and reformed HARDCASTLE with a refreshed line-up and authentic sound.

HARDCASTLE released the first sample of new music in May with the emotionally gripping and sonically massive “Hostage” and celebrated its release with a sold-out show at Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles alongside Levi Evans. “Hardcastle play indie rock at its finest and most compelling,” said Highwire Daze of the show. “Graham Laderman is such a dynamic, expressive front man who really knows how to bring the listener into his very relatable world of thoughtful, empowering lyrics.” HARDCASTLE will next perform as headliners at the famed Viper Room on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA on September 20 following the release of CIRCUIT.

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LAURA PURSELL’s New Video And Cover Of “Ode To Billy Joe” – The Bobbie Gentry Song Celebrates Its 57 Year Anniversary Today (July 10, 1967)

DATE: JULY 10, 2024

FROM: LYNDIE WENNER, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR

LAURA PURSELL
TODAY (JULY 10) RELEASES NEW VIDEO AND SINGLE:
COVER OF “ODE TO BILLY JOE,”
THE 8 X GRAMMY-NOMINATED AND MULTI-GENRE TOP 10 HIT
BY BOBBIE GENTRY THAT WILL CELEBRATE ITS 57-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE SONG’S JULY 10, 1967 RELEASE

“ODE TO BILLY JOE” IS FEATURED ON LAURA PURSELL’S RECENTLY RELEASED ALBUM ‘SHOOTING STAR’ ON THE NETCOM MUSIC LABEL

LISTEN TO THE SINGLE HERE AND WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.

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Nashville singer/songwriter LAURA PURSELL today (July 10) releases the video and single of her interpretation of the classic Bobby Gentry song “Ode To Billy Joe.” This marks the second single from her current album SHOOTING STAR on Netcom Music (September 2023). Listen to LAURA’s sultry-southern cover of the song HERE and watch the YouTube video HERE.

On July 10, “Ode to Billy Joe” will celebrate the 57-year anniversary of the song’s release in 1967. It was written and recorded by BOBBIE GENTRY, and five weeks after its release, topped Billboard’s Pop Singles chart and appeared in the top 10 charts of the Adult Contemporary and Hot R&B singles charts, as well as in the top 20 of the Hot Country Songs list. The song was the title track on Gentry’s 1967 Capitol Records debut album and nominated for eight Grammy Awards and appeared on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and Greatest Country Songs lists. In 2023, the song was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry.

“Ode To Billy Joe” was one of the songs recorded on what LAURA refers to as the “LA Sessions.” On the evening of March 16, 2020, when she and her band (consisting of drummer Chris Ross, bassist Jeff Takaguchi, and pianist Rick Hils) were told to fold up and leave the stage of a Burbank, CA venue they had a performing residence at, the city of Los Angeles was shutting down at midnight due to a Covid-19 pandemic mandate. Laura shares, “Not being able to perform live or leave LA and to keep myself and the band from going bonkers, we created our own little creative bubble and started looking for hidden gems to cover and possibly record. ‘Ode To Billy Joe’ has always been one of my favorite songs. So, I’m really excited to celebrate the anniversary of its release and am thrilled to have added this song to my latest album Shooting Star.The video was premiered July 8 at  Americana Highways.


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During that time of the LA lockdown, LAURA and her band began to meet daily in her living room at the Studio City, CA home she was living in at that time, to rehearse and keep their chops up, work on new tunes, and figure out the road ahead. Laura and her band recorded a collection of songs at producer and guitarist Kenny Meriedeth’s Deep End Music Studios in Burbank, setting their focus on material from the Americana, country and roots rock idioms. LAURA shares, “Recording this collection of songs kept us all somewhat sane and energized.”

Halfway through recording the material, the Nashville native’s beloved father Bill Pursell—a respected Nashville pianist, composer, and orchestrator/arranger—passed away from Covid-19. The LA sessions and what would eventually become the album SHOOTING STAR was shelved indefinitely, and LAURA drove back to Nashville to mourn the loss of her father and musical mentor, and to settle his estate and solidify his musical legacy. In the fall of 2021, LAURA picked up where she and the band had left off, heading back to So. California to finish recording the LA sessions. Out of dozens of recorded tracks, 10 songs were chosen for inclusion for what is now her latest album SHOOTING STAR, an ode to loss and memory. Listen to the album HERE. The first single and title track from SHOOTING STAR was written by Bob Dylan and appeared on his 1989 album ‘OH MERCY.’ Watch the video filmed in downtown Nashville HERE.

Recently, Pursell was invited on the SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW Podcast by the show’s host Rik Anthony who says: “In the heart of Nashville, amidst the echoes of country music legends, stands a luminary in her own right. Laura Pursell was born into country music royalty as the daughter of a pioneer in the creation of the iconic ‘Nashville Sound.’ Pursell’s journey is steeped in heritage and talent.” Listen HERE.

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SWAGGERMOUTH Reveal Masquerade-Themed Video For Second Track “Turnin’ On A Dime”

DT: JULY 10, 2024

FM: KELLY WALSH / SRO PR


SWAGGERMOUTH
REVEAL MASQUERADE-THEMED VIDEO FOR SECOND TRACK “TURNIN’ ON A DIME”
FROM THE LAS VEGAS ROCK OUTFIT’S
UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM
‘NEVER SHUT UP’
DUE SEPTEMBER 18 VIA ROCK AVENUE RECORDS USA

WATCH HERE | STREAM HERE

BAND ANNOUNCE TWO FREE SHOWS AS PART OF
STURGIS MOTORCYCLE RALLY
AUGUST 7 & 8 AT KICKSTANDS

SWAGGERMOUTH
l-r: Borgi, Jason Ebs, Janea Chadwick Ebs, Billy Kesner, Joseph Nile
Credit: Michael Gaskell

SWAGGERMOUTH have today (July 10) released the groove-laden second track Turnin’ On A Dime” from the Las Vegas-based heavy rock outfit’s forthcoming debut album NEVER SHUT UP due September 18 via Rock Avenue Records USA. Stream it HERE. The enticing music video for “Turnin’ On A Dime” shows band leaders JASON EBS (vocals for Peter Criss’ “Bad Boys of KISS” tours) and JANEA CHADWICK EBS (Joe Cocker) attending a masquerade ball where more than just their identities are concealed. It was premiered yesterday via Bravewords. Watch the video below or via YouTube HERE.

“The premise of ‘Turnin’ On A Dime’ has a dark twist to it, with a warning to watch your back and protect those that you care about, as life is full of people trying to get what they want at your expense,” declares JASON EBS. “‘Not at my expense’ is one of my favorite quotes and is a mantra by which we live.  Our belief is that if you’re lucky enough to have a tribe of trustworthy people around you, then we all need to watch each other’s backs in life.  To me, that’s what a band is all about—it’s an extended musical family of people creating and watching out for each other as we tour through life,” he adds.  “I learned this early on in my career while singing for Peter Criss on the ‘Bad Boys Tours’.  When we’d get ready for the road, he’d say ‘Ok boys, we’re going to battle so we need to all look out for each other.’ So, that’s what we did, and the philosophy stuck.”

JASON continues to share how the song’s message is relayed in the “Turnin’ On A Dime” video: “In the video, there is a Death-masked Man that symbolizes a dark force that lurks among our tribe, shaking hands while secretly brandishing a dagger.  This entity represents those who smile upon you while preparing to stab you in the back to get what they desire.  There’s a scene where Janea has my back, saving me from the creature who administers poison, representing what we do for the people that we care about on a daily basis.  I think that we can all relate to somebody from our inner circle turning against us at some point in our lives.   With friends like that, who needs enemies?  Mean people suck…”

SWAGGERMOUTH have also announced two upcoming free shows as part of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, SD at Kickstands on Wednesday, August 7 and Thursday, August 8. See the below flyer for details. For the live performances, JASON and JANEA will be joined by their live band including drummer Billy Kesner, bassist Joseph Nile and keyboard wizard Borgi.

NEVER SHUT UP was produced, mixed, and mastered by JASON at his newly acquired Dragon Castle Studios, named to honor its previous owner’s platinum-selling rockers Imagine Dragons. It was co-written by JASON, JANEA, and Chris Slade (AC/DC) who also recorded drums for a majority of the album. The debut track “Let It Roll” was released in May and received airplay on SIRIUS XM’s Ozzy’s Boneyard channel. Across NEVER SHUT UP’s 11 tracks, SWAGGERMOUTH channel their ‘controlled chaos’ sound which mixes heavy rock anthems with slammin’ pop melodies. Pre-order it now HERE.

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The Cantina by El Dorado introduces new menu items

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2024

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THE CANTINA BY EL DORADO INTRODUCES NEW MENU ITEMS

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Pictured: Queso Gringo, center, with the Smash Burger and Baja Ahi Stack in the background, courtesy of The Cantina by El Dorado

WHAT:                              The Cantina by El Dorado has expanded its approachable and affordable menu just in time for Summer, with the additions of fresh salads, burgers, and much more!

New items include shareable starters such as the spicy Diablo Shrimp, jumbo shrimp with sweet & spicy Diablo sauce, cilantro, chiles, and served with Queso Toast ($15); Papas Bravas with chipotle crema, Salsa Bravas, Cotija cheese, chiles, cilantro ($9); Baja Ahi Stack, fresh Ahi with Chile de Arbol, Tomatillo Crema, lime, Serrano chiles, Pico de Gallo, avocado, sour cream and served with tortilla chips ($15); Queso Gringo, Cheddar and Oaxaca cheeses with jalapeños, Fresnos, Chimichurri, and Pico de Gallo ($12). Other new items include fresh salads such as the Chili Lime Salad with grilled chicken, shredded lettuce, cabbage, roasted corn, avocado, and Pico de Gallo, tossed with Jalapeño Ranch, and topped with Queso Fresco and crispy tortilla strips ($15); and the Carne Asada Fajita Salad with Carne Asada, chopped Romaine, roasted peppers and onions, and crema, served with flour tortillas, guacamole, Cilantro Lime Dressing, and Cotija cheese ($18); and two new burgers for $14 each: the Cantina Burger and the Cantina Smash Burger, both served with crispy fries.

WHERE:                          The Cantina by El Dorado
8349 W. Sunset Rd.

ABOUT THE CANTINA BY EL DORADO

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, The Cantina by El Dorado features a streamlined menu of high quality organic, non-GMO authentic Mexican cuisine, a full-service bar with gaming and generous player incentives, and multiple televisions for an elevated sports viewing experience. Specia offers include a daily Happy Hour from 3 – 7 p.m. with a reverse Happy Hour from 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.; every Tuesday is Tequila Tuesday featuring $10 Don Julio® 1942 shots, and every Wednesday, enjoy a $20 Surf & Turf taco special. The Cantina is conveniently located off the 215 Beltway and Durango Drive at 8349 W. Sunset Rd #150. For more information or to make a reservation, call 725-208-1903 or visit https://eldoradocantina.com/the-cantina-by-eldorado/ and follow on Instagram @thecantinalv.

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Enjoy cool live jazz at Vic’s Las Vegas this July

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2024

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ENJOY COOL JAZZ AT VIC’S LAS VEGAS THIS JULY

WHAT:               Vic’s Las Vegas brings world-class jazz artists to entertain diners throughout the month of July.

WHO:
WHEN:              July 5 & 6          KEN PEPLOWSKI –
7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
July 11-13        BENNY BENACK III
– 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
July 19 & 20    CALABRIA FOTI WITH BOB McCHESNEY
– 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
July 26 & 27    PATTY ASCHER
– 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:           Vic’s Las Vegas
                              355 Promenade Place in Symphony Park
No cover and no minimums. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

ABOUT KEN PEPLOWSKI

Ken Peplowski is a jazz clarinetist and saxophonist hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. Ken, and his trumpet-playing brother Ted, made many local radio and TV appearances and played for Polish dances and weddings virtually every weekend all through high-school. “That’s where I learned to improvise, ‘fake’ songs, learn about chord changes, etc.- it’s exactly like learning to swim by being thrown into the water!” By the time Ken was in his early teens, he was experimenting with jazz by playing in the school “stage” bands, and by jamming with many of the local jazz musicians. “By the time I hit high school, I was teaching at the local music store, playing in our family band, and playing jazz gigs around town while still getting up early every day for school.”

After a year of college, Ken joined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Buddy Morrow. “Buddy heard me with my quartet at a Cleveland jazz festival along with Teddy Wilson’s trio and the Dorsey band and made an offer right then and there for me to not only play lead alto, but to have a feature spot on the clarinet with the rhythm section. It was a great ‘road-school’ – we learned the discipline that goes with playing one-nighters every day for 48 weeks out of the year, and Buddy was a great, very generous bandleader.” Peplowski met Sonny Stitt while on the road with the Dorsey band and studied with him. “He was, and is, an inspiration to all of us who make a living ‘on the road’ – I’ve never heard anybody play with such amazing consistency as Sonny, through all kinds of settings.”

In 1980, Ken moved to New York City, and was soon playing in all kinds of settings, from traditional to avant-garde jazz. “Everything’s a learning experience in jazz music – there’s always an element of the unpredictable.” In 1984, Benny Goodman came out of retirement and put together a new band, hiring Ken on tenor saxophone.

Peplowski signed with Concord Records, under the tutelage of Carl Jefferson, the founder and president, and recorded close to 20 albums as a leader, including “The Natural Touch” in 1992 which won Best Jazz Record of the Year by the Prises Deutschen Schallplatten Kritiken, and “The Other Portrait”, recorded in Sophia Bulgaria with the symphony orchestra and highlighting Ken’s classical side. He also recorded two records on the Nagel Heyer label, “Lost In The Stars” and “Easy To Remember”, the latter of which features Bobby Short on his last recording. “I loved Bobby Short’s approach to the American songbook, and we’d talked about doing a record together for a while – I’m glad we got this one ‘in the can.’

And he has certainly achieved these goals, be it in small clubs, the Hollywood Bowl (where he played a sold-out concert), headlining in Las Vegas, the Newport Jazz Festival, pops concerts, European festivals and clubs, or at home in NYC, doing everything from playing on the soundtracks to Woody Allen movies, guest soloing on records (his more interesting recent ones were Marianne Faithfull and Cuban vocalist Isaac Delgado) to taking on the role of music director for interactive French and Italian cookbooks (“Menus And Music”).

The litany of musicians Ken has collaborated with includes Mel Torme, Leon Redbone, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee, George Shearing, Madonna, Hank Jones, Dave Frishberg, Rosemary Clooney, Tom Harrell, James Moody, Cedar Walton, Houston Person, Steve Allen, Bill Charlap, Woody Allen, Marianne Faithfull, Isaac Delgado & Erich Kunzel. (“Although not necessarily in that order,” says Ken).

Ken Peplowski is a Buffet-Crampon artist, and plays the R-13 clarinet, with a Portnoy mouthpiece and Van Doren German-cut reeds. He also plays a Conn tenor sax and a Berg Larsen mouthpiece.

Ken’s new CD is called “Sunrise” and it’s a big band record of new arrangements written exclusively for him, plus some reworking of classic arrangements. His upcoming CD is a duo record with Brazilian guitarist Diego Figuereido entitled “Amizade”. He is currently the artistic director of the Sarasota Jazz Festival, the Newport Beach Jazz Party, and the Oregon Coast Jazz Party in Newport, Oregon.  Ken Peplowski has also been bestowed this year’s “Creative Arts Prize In Recognition Of Outstanding Contribution In The Field Of The Creative Arts” by the Polish American Historical Association.

ABOUT BENNY BENACK III

By age 33, Emmy-nominated Trumpeter and Vocalist Benny Benack III has already become a leading voice in Jazz for his generation, headlining clubs and festivals around the world on the heels of his latest critically acclaimed album “Third Time’s the Charm” which ascended to #2 on the JazzWeek International Radio Charts in 2023. He is the rare talent who is just as formidable as a fiery trumpeter ranging from Freddie Hubbard to Louis Armstrong and everyone in between, while as a singer he delivers sly, mature, naturally expressive post-Sinatra vocal stylings.

His sophomore album “A Lot of Livin’ to Do” (2020) featured the likes of bass luminary Christian McBride, achieving viral online fame w/his vocalese rendition of “Social Call” ft. Veronica Swift that’s been transcribed and covered by singers around the world. He has crooned his way to millions of more listeners alongside groups such as the Grammy-winning “8-Bit Big Band” and YouTube sensation “Postmodern Jukebox”.

His double-threat credentials were first apparent when he was a finalist in the 2014 Thelonius Monk Competition on trumpet, and then won Third Place in the 2021 Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition. His resume for both was recently bolstered in Downbeat Magazine’s Critics Poll for 2023, where he appeared in two categories: The #2 Rising Star Male Vocalist and #15 Rising Star Trumpet.

His global recognition has been bolstered by the recent advent of live-streaming concerts, both through his weekly residency at Smalls Jazz Club, as well as frequent appearances at fellow young lion Emmet Cohen’s “Emmet’s Place” online series. He has emerged from the pandemic as one of the most in-demand touring artists in the Jazz world, with a never-ending intercontinental schedule that reflects his indefatigable love for the music, with his smile and panache on full-display wherever it takes him next.

ABOUT CALABRIA FOTI

Calabria Foti is an American singer, violinist, composer, arranger, author, and educator. A consummate musician and a dynamic entertainer, Calabria is a connoisseur of music, from Classical to Broadway.  Ms. Foti’s recordings and live shows have been praised by such diverse artists as piano virtuoso Van Cliburn, composer Johnny Mandel, trumpeter Chris Botti, and a host of other music and entertainment luminaries. Upon hearing her CD, “A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening” (2007, MoCo Records), legendary singer Johnny Mathis said, ” Listening to a beautiful voice is one of my greatest pleasures in life. Listening to this recording of Calabria Foti’s voice is some of the most beautiful and artistic music I have ever heard. She is a treasure!”

Born into a family of musicians and music educators, Calabria was exposed to classical, jazz, and popular music at a young age. Passionate about movie musicals and classic films of the late 1920s on, Ms. Foti calls herself a “throwback”, in love with the period of American history that produced the songs of the Great American Songbook and the films from The Golden Age of Hollywood.

Her highly acclaimed CDs are a testimony to her musical sensibilities and can be heard regularly on adult standards and jazz radio formats throughout the world. She has shared the spotlight and the microphone with TV’s Seth MacFarlane and in 2013, the two paired up to record the duet, “Let’s Fall in Love”, which garnered a Grammy Award nomination.

Equally at home performing musical theatre, jazz, cabaret, or her own original songs, Calabria has been called a “master of improvisation and interpretation”, and her voice has graced several major motion picture and television soundtracks.

Also, an accomplished violinist, Calabria created the jazz violin sound for Fox TV’s Lisa Simpson, performed the virtuosic violin solo for the long-running theme to PBS’ Great Performances, and most recently was a featured soloist in the films, Muppets Most Wanted and Sherlock Holmes. She has played violin on hundreds of television and movie scores, and on CDs for Barbra Streisand, Paul McCartney, Josh Groban, Daft Punk, and many others.

With a delightful speaking voice, Ms. Foti has hosted the internationally syndicated radio program “Music Of Your Life” and is heard occasionally as a guest host on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Siriusly Sinatra”, where she enthusiastically discusses and plays the music she loves so much.

ABOUT PATTY ASCHER

Whether singing in English or her native Portuguese, Patty Ascher brings an alluring quality to bear on every evocative tune. From achingly beautiful interpretations of songs by the likes of Michel Legrand and Burt Bacharach (the latter whom she paid tribute to on the acclaimed album Bacharach Bossa Club) to heartfelt renditions of her own affecting bossa nova and R&B flavored originals, Patty delivers with the kind of classy sophistication that belies to the great jazz singers.

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Patty Ascher grew up in a musical household. Her father Neno was part of a very successful Brazilian band from the 70s called Os Incríveis (The Incredibles). “My father was a musician, his brother is a very popular arranger and maestro in Brazil and all my cousins play an instrument,” she says. As a singer, she cites Brazilian divas Leny Andrade and Gal Costa along with American jazz divas Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dinah Washington as important influences. “What they all have in common,” says Ascher, “is personality. When you hear them, you do know who is singing.”

Patty Ascher also lists Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Al Jarreau as among her favorite male voices, though her earliest vocal influence may have come from a 1930s icon. “The first song I remember in my life was ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’’ with Fats Waller singing,” she recalls. “I was only three years old, and I loved that song. I’d wake up in the morning hearing Fats, and that always stuck with me. Then I discovered Cab Calloway’s ‘Minnie the Moochie’ from a cartoon, and I loved that as well. My father then introduced me to Louis Armstrong, and I started to listen all the time to his versions of ‘Dream A Little Dream of Me,’ ‘High Society’ and ‘St. James Infirmary.’ I used to love that man singing just to me in my room while I was eating or taking a bath, even when I was sleeping.”

Patty Ascher’s musical horizons eventually expanded to include the Beatles, American Soul and jazz. During her college years while studying for a bachelor’s degree in literature at the University of São Paulo, she began immersing herself in Brazilian music while harboring a dream of becoming a professional singer. She recalls her earliest onstage experiences. “My first gig was in a beautiful theater in São Paulo. It was a benefit concert for the Jewish Community Center. The second one I did was in Rio de Janeiro at Bar Do Tom, a Bossa Nova temple…a very fancy night club in Rio.”

In 2007, after earning a master’s degree she encountered bossa nova pioneer Roberto Menescal, who invited Patty Ascher to record her first CD, singing Burt Bacharach songs in bossa nova style. “Meeting him was a sign to me,” she says. “It was a chance to go on seriously with a career, working with a great producer and mentor. We released our project one year after our first meeting and it was a dream project. It was an incredible opportunity to sing samba and jazz together. They have a lot in common. Both were born in the ‘new continent’ at the same time from the same mother Africa.”

On her latest recording, Bossa, Jazz ‘n’ Samba, Patty Ascher’s gorgeous voice is surrounded by lush orchestrations from such respected veteran MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) artists and composer-arrangers as Dori Caymmi, Gilson Peranzetta, Amilson Godoy and Cristovao Bastos. This spirited cross-cultural project –recorded at the famous Gravodisc studios in Sao Paolo, Brazil –should put Patty Ascher over the top and she was nominated for a Grammy.

ABOUT VIC’S LAS VEGAS

Created by Porchlight Hospitality in 2023, the award-winning Vic’s Las Vegas is located in Symphony Park at 355 Promenade Place. Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., Vic’s features Italian-American cuisine, a full-service bar, gaming, and live entertainment nightly. Reservations can be made by calling 725-755-5299 or visit vicslasvegas.com. Follow on Instagram @vicslasvegas.

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“Crack Cocaine” Jumps to #1: BILLY MORRISON’S Collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne and Steve Stevens

DATE: JULY 2, 2024

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK, SRO PR

BILLY MORRISON’S “CRACK COCAINE”
COLLABORATION WITH
OZZY OSBOURNE AND STEVE STEVENS
IS NOW THE #1 ACTIVE ROCK SONG IN AMERICA
MARKS THE SECOND SINGLE/VIDEO
FROM MORRISON’S SOLO ALBUM
‘THE MORRISON PROJECT’
VIA TLG | ZOID | VIRGIN MUSIC GROUP
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

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BILLY MORRISON’s seismic collaboration “Crack Cocaine”—featuring OZZY OSBOURNE and STEVE STEVENS and co-written by all three artists—is now the #1 Active Rock Song in America. Having jumped into this position on the Mediabase chart, the track is the second single from BILLY’s third solo album THE MORRISON PROJECT via TLG | ZOID | Virgin Music Group (released April 19).

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“I’m just hugely grateful to every person on ‘The Morrison Project’ team for pushing this track to the Active Rock Number One spot,” says an ecstatic MORRISON, the British guitarist, singer, and songwriter primarily known as Billy Idol’s rhythm guitar player for the past 15 years alongside lead guitarist Steve Stevens. “Both the song and the album have been so well-received—I couldn’t have asked for more. It’s a testament to passion and an honest love for making music as well as having a strong independent team. Thank you to my label, TLG | ZOID | Virgin Music Group, and every radio station and rock fan that played a part in this success.”

Says OZZY: “I’m overjoyed that ‘Crack Cocaine’ is number one at rock radio.  And, of course, I’m even happier for my friend Billy Morrison.”

“The power of great respect and friendship is truly on display with ‘Crack Cocaine,’” offers STEVE STEVENS. “To contribute to the legacy of Ozzy Osborne is mind-blowing. Thank you Billy Morrison for the phone call and steering the ship.”

In “Crack Cocaine,” OZZY sings, “I guess the way that your love makes me feel/Must mean I’m really addicted.” “Crack Cocaine” is the first new song with OZZY on vocals since the 2022 release of his worldwide smash album Patient Number 9 which earned him two Grammy Awards (“Best Rock Album,” “Best Metal Performance”).

MORRISON, OSBOURNE, and STEVENS all appear in the “Crack Cocaine” video, with PARIS JACKSON playing the glamorous/romantic interest. Directed by IVO RAZA and filmed at various Los Angeles locations, it also features cameos from visual artist RISK and actor JEFF HILLIARD. The video has now logged over 3.6 million views on YouTube. Watch it HERE, listen to the track (produced by MORRISON and STEVENS) HERE, and enjoy the album HERE.

For THE MORRISON PROJECT, BILLY has assembled an electrifying 12 songs with guest performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, DMC, Al Jourgensen, Steve Vai, Steve Stevens, Linda Perry, Tommy Clufetos, John5, and more. The album was produced by BILLY, mixed by Barry Pointer, and mastered by Dave Donnelly. All the songs on the album—recorded in Los Angeles at various studios—were written by BILLY in collaboration with his guests. Read the album announcement HERE.

THE MORRISON PROJECT features 12 original tracks:

DROWNING
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

CRACK COCAINE
(Featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Steve Stevens with Tommy Clufetos on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/ Ozzy Osbourne/Steve Stevens)

ITS COME TO THIS
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius)

THE AYES HAVE IT
(Featuring Al Jourgensen and John5 with Roy Mayorga on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

DYSTOPIA
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

INCITE THE WATCH
(Featuring Corey Taylor and Steve Vai) (Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Corey Taylor)

PUPPETS ON A STRING

(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

JUST LIKE A MOVIE
(Featuring D.M.C. and Persia Numan with Erik Eldenius on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White/ Darryl McDaniels/Persia Numan)

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

MR. DREAM
(Featuring Billy Idol and Steve Stevens)
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Steve Stevens, Billy Idol)

WE ARE THE DEAD
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

CHASING SHADOWS
(Featuring Linda Perry)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

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About TLG | ZOID | Virgin Music Group:

TLG | ZOID is the brainchild of industry veterans Dennis Sanders and Peter Tsiolis. This brand-new hard rock/metal label was formed in 2023 and is distributed by Virgin Music Group. In July 2023, the label notably scored the #1 Active Rock Song in America with Billy Morrison’s seismic collaboration “Crack Cocaine” featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Steve Stevens and co-written by all three artists. The track is the second single from Billy’s third solo album The Morrison Project, which marks the first album released (April 19) under the new label. The “Crack Cocaine” music video starring Billy, Ozzy, and Steve, along with Paris Jackson, already has 3 million-plus views. TLG | ZOID is committed to fostering authentic musical expression across diverse genres: upcoming releases from TLG | ZOID include more projects from The Morrison Project, Smile Empty Soul, Gene Loves Jezebel, Stripping the Pistol, Aftermath, Radiobot, World Fire Brigade, Disciples Of Verity, and Empiires. TLG | ZOID has entered into a strategic alliance with dCommunity, signaling a progressive approach to the evolving music industry landscape and positioning TLG | ZOID as a frontrunner in integrating artist-centric initiatives and fan engagement within the metaverse and blockchain technology.

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Stoney’s Rockin’ Country announces bangin’ live music every Friday in July

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2024

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STONEY’S ROCKIN’ COUNTRY ANNOUNCES BANGIN’ LIVE MUSIC THIS JULY

WHAT:             Enjoy live music every Friday from some of country music’s hottest stars at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country this month.

Hop on the mechanical bull or take a spin line dancing! Stoney’s has you covered with free line dance lessons Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Visit https://stoneysrockincountry.com/dance-lessons/ for details.

WHERE:         Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
6611 Las Vegas Blvd. So., Unit 160, at Town Square

WHEN:            Friday, July 5             Lanie Gardner
Friday, July 12           Presley Tennant
Friday, July 19           A Thousand Horses
Friday, July 26           Kaleb Austin

TICKETS:       Advance tickets are on sale now at https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/13160/stoneys-rockincountry. Shows are open to 18+ and doors open at 7 p.m.

ABOUT LANIE GARDNER

Lanie Gardner is a singer-songwriter, TikToker, YouTuber, and entrepreneur from the United States. She rose to fame when her cover of Fleetwood Mac’s song “Dreams” went viral on YouTube. She has since established a thriving musical career, touring the country supporting larger artists.

ABOUT PRESLEY TENNANT

Radiant and fearless, Presley Tennant is the result of unequivocal talent and California ease. Dubbed a “vocal powerhouse” by Taste of Country, People Magazine states Presley is “quickly proving that she is a wild card in the country music industry.”

Rooted in the classics, the Horsetown, USA (aka Norco, CA) native immersed herself in Country Music following her national appearance on The Voice at just 16 years old. Determined to make her own way in the industry, Tennant teamed up with some of the industry’s top creatives to produce her own version of California-Country, melding together western lifestyle, her unparalleled powerhouse vocals, traditional roots, and a modern energy.

Filled with uncompromising integrity, the ‘it’ factor and a dream, it’s no surprise Presley has shared the stage with musical heroes Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton and more. Not only is she immensely talented, but she also has a heart of gold, donating her time to animal organizations through her Riffs & Rescues virtual charity tour, where she performs live and raises awareness and funds for various animal initiatives.

ABOUT A THOUSAND HORSES

The high-powered new single from A Thousand Horses, “Highway Sound” marks the start of the most dynamic era yet in the Nashville-based band’s career. Produced by GRAMMY Award-winner Jon Randall, the wildly life-affirming anthem delves deeper into the freewheeling originality they’ve embraced since their Dave Cobb-produced debut SOUTHERNALITY—featuring the PLATINUM-certified smash “Smoke”—and artfully merges elements of Southern Rock, Classic Country, and hard-driving Americana. Along with adorning the track with plenty of ear-catching details (achieved in part through such left-of-center instrumentation as electric sitar and talk box), A Thousand Horses fully capture what frontman Michael Hobby refers to as “the freedom of cutting ties with the negativity of the past and putting your energy into celebrating a new beginning.”

Written after a period of intense change in their personal lives, “Highway Sound” first took shape over the course of a weekend trip to a Texas farmhouse in summer 2021, during which Hobby, guitarist Bill Satcher, bassist Graham DeLoach, and former guitarist Zach Brown came up with the song during an impromptu session on the porch. A major leap forward for A Thousand Horses, “Highway Sound” spotlights the powerful musicianship and soulful urgency first revealed on SOUTHERNALITY—a 2015 LP that reached #3 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, with “Smoke” earning recognition as the first debut single for a group to reach #1 on the Country Airplay charts that decade. Soon after launching their own label, Highway Sound Records, A Thousand Horses returned with their 2022 sophomore album BROKEN HEARTLAND, featuring standouts like “When I Hear Your Name,” “Another Mile,” and “Never Liked the Rain.” Known for their incendiary live show, A Thousand Horses have also toured the country with iconic acts like Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. In 2024, A Thousand Horses are embarking on their 16-show Spring headline tour and will continue to release new music with their full-length album The Outside slated for later this year.

ABOUT KALEB AUSTIN

Kaleb Austin grew up in Murray, UT where he cultivated a love for singing and writing country music from a very early age. He began writing his own songs at age 14 and quickly realized he wanted to pursue a career in the music business. In the coming years he would have the chance to share the stage with the likes of JoDee Messina, Billy Currington, Dan+Shay, Brantley Gilbert and Joe Nichols among others. After chasing his dreams for over a decade he finally got his big break through social media. His wife Cheyenne began posting short videos of Kaleb singing to his baby daughter which swiftly gained him a following of almost 2 million people. His following dubbed the “KAmpfire” helped him get to Nashville and record his first #1 iTunes single, “Sound of the South” with long time hitmaker Dan Frizsell. This marked a turning point in Kaleb’s life giving his music new wings and earning him the title of “TikTok Country Artist of the Year.” He has since released a full album with several chart-topping hits including “Turn the Night On” and “Sun Goes Down.” He currently resides in Salt Lake City where he is preparing for his upcoming tour and is actively writing for his second studio album.

ABOUT STONEY’S ROCKIN’ COUNTRY

The award-winning, world famous Stoney’s Rockin’ Country is Las Vegas’ premiere destination for locals and tourists who are looking for a boot stomping good ole time with line dancing, mechanical bull riding, beer pong, pool tables, and more. Located at Town Square, Stoney’s Rockin’ Country is a 19,000 square foot high-energy nightclub that features a 2,000 square foot dance floor and 570 square foot stage for dancing and performances, along with a state-of-the-art sound system, live bands, and DJs. Open Thursday through Saturday, Stoney’s Rockin’ Country offers special promotions including the World-Famous Ladies Night on Thursdays where ladies drink for just $2 and live music from the latest and greatest in country music every Friday. Doors open at 7 p.m. and line-dancing lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (702) 435-2855 or go to stoneysrockincountry.com.  Find Stoney’s Rockin’ Country on Facebook, Twitter @StoneysLV, and Instagram @stoneysrockincountry.

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Alt/Indie Rockers FINISH TICKET Release Irresistible New Track “Float Away” from Upcoming Album ‘Echo Afternoon’ due 6/28

DT: JUNE 28, 2024

FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR

ALT/INDIE ROCK GROUP
FINISH TICKET
SHARE LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK
“FLOAT AWAY”
OUT TODAY, JUNE 28
WATCH | STREAM

SOPHOMORE ALBUM
‘ECHO AFTERNOON’
DUE SEPTEMBER 6 VIA BETTER NOISE MUSIC
PRE-ORDER HERE

A group of men standing in front of trees Description automatically generatedFINISH TICKET (Download HERE)
l-r: Ryan Blair (bass), Alex DiDonato (guitar), Brendan Hoye (vocals), Gabe Stein (drums)
Photo Credit: Brit O’Brien

Bay Area staple alt rock group FINISH TICKET share their alluring new track “Float Away” today, Friday, June 28, across digital platforms. With a strong rhythmic pulse, trebly guitar lines, dreamy synths, and an irresistible melody, it’s featured on their much-anticipated sophomore album ECHO AFTERNOON (due September 6 via Better Noise Music).

“Float Away” was written by vocalist Brendan Hoye during a period of writer’s block he experienced during the COVID pandemic. “With life on pause around the world, it felt impossible to draw inspiration from anything,” shares Hoye. “Nothing was thrilling during lockdown, but everyone was searching for hobbies, watching tv shows, and making bread.  I thought about how these were fun distractions, but I never felt like I was escaping the mundaneness of my reality.  I thought harder about what had recently been providing me with that escape and decided I would write the most embarrassing song I’d ever written, but that it would never see the light of day.”

“Fast forward a few months and I showed the band the song thinking it would be a good laugh,” Hoye recalls. “Unfortunately, to my horror, they loved it and insisted it be on the record.  It’s a song that saved me as a writer, a song that makes me cringe when I remember that my grandma listens to my music, a song that feels right at home in our live show, and a song about giving.”

Stream “Float Away” now at https://finishticket.ffm.to/floataway. Watch its lyric video streaming below or via YouTube HERE.

Co-produced by FINISH TICKET, Jim Kaufman (Danny Worsnop, Helmet, Atlas Genius), and Michael Coleman (Chappel Roan, Sure Sure, Em Beihold), ECHO AFTERNOON’s 12 tracks show the band at their most vulnerable as they narrate the struggles and anxiety of being stuck in limbo while trying to find an escape to a brighter future. The album is an emotional roller coaster allowing listeners who’ve faced the uncertainty in their own lives to relate and to look forward to a brighter future. Pre-order ECHO AFTERNOON on cd, vinyl and/or digital LP now at https://finishticket.ffm.to/echoafternoon.

FINISH TICKET have toured alongside the likes of Twenty One Pilots, Ed Sheeran, Fall Out Boy, AWOLNATION, and The Beaches. They’ve also made key festival appearances including Bonnaroo, Life Is Beautiful, Outside Lands, and Lollapalooza.

Catch them on the road this summer with indie rockers Nico Vega across North America from July 22 to August 2. Tickets are available now HERE. Dates as follows:
7/22 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
7/23 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
7/25 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
7/26 New York, NY – Racket
7/28 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
7/30 Washington, DC – The Atlantis
8/1 Nashville, TN – The Basement East
8/2 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

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ABOUT FINISH TICKET:
FINISH TICKET have taken fans, and themselves, on a rollercoaster ride throughout their career with a whirlwind of highs and lows. After creating a wave with sold-out shows across the Bay Area and their debut album Tears You Apart, they were picked up by Atlantic Records who released their EP When Night Becomes Day. They made their debut late-night TV performance on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien.” In 2019, FINISH TICKET self-released their hit track “Dream Song,” which garnered over 4.1 million streams and saw the band embark on a successful headlining tour, selling out multiple venues across the country. Then COVID hit in 2020 and put everything to a halt.

After spending the past three years writing and recording their second full-length album, Echo Afternoon, FINISH TICKET signed a record deal with Better Noise Music and released the record’s first track “Changing” in July 2023. This was supported by a U.S. run with The Beaches followed by a summer long tour which included a performance at Lollapalooza (alongside headlining acts Billie Eilish and Karol G) and Arizona’s Innings Fest.

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ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation, and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED, and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Toronto, and Sydney. The label was named Billboard’s #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Label and #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Imprint of 2022. The label has made history by ranking as the #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Imprint for five years in a row (2018-2022).

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