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GODSMACK’S “Under Your Scars” Hits #1, Marks Career First For Band With Three #1 Singles From The Same Album

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
DT:           JULY 22, 2019
 
FM:           MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER/KELLY WALSH
 
GODSMACK
ACHIEVE CAREER FIRST
WITH THREE #1 SINGLES FROM THE SAME ALBUM
 
“UNDER YOUR SCARS” TOPS THIS WEEK’S ROCK CHART AND
FOLLOW PREVIOUS #1 HITS
“WHEN LEGENDS RISE” AND “BULLETPROOF”
FROM ‘WHEN LEGENDS RISE’ ALBUM
 
BAND RELEASE LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR
“UNDER YOUR SCARS”
HONORING FANS THAT HAVE IMPACTED THEM
THROUGHOUT THEIR CAREER
 
GODSMACK TOUR EXTENDED
THROUGH LATE OCTOBER WITH
HALESTORM SUPPORTING
 
GODSMACKSully Erna [vocals, guitar], Tony Rombola [guitar], Robbie Merrill [bass] and Shannon Larkin [drums]–have achieved a career first by scoring three #1 singles from the same album.
 
This week, “Under Your Scars,”the third single from the band’s WHEN LEGENDS RISE (BMG) album, has ascended to #1 on the Active Rock Chart. This marks the group’s third #1 rock hit from their current album. “Under Your Scars” follows the album’s two previous tracks that were #1 active rock hits: “When Legends Rise” and “Bulletproof,” the latter of which was recently certified Gold in the U.S. and was also the most-played song at rock radio in 2018.
 
“What a proud moment to be able to announce that “Under Your Scars” has officially gone #1 in the country!” says SULLY ERNA. “To have any song reach #1 is such an honor. But to have three in a row on one album is unreal. Feeling blessed!”
 
The newly released video for the song showcases GODSMACK’s electrifying live performances alongside heartfelt backstage exchanges with the group’s fans over the years. Check out the video for “Under Your Scars,” here.
 

 

To coincide with the release of “Under Your Scars,”Sully Erna announced the creation of The Scars Foundation to support ongoing mental health struggles facing so many. For more information, please click here.
 
“I’ve realized that ‘Under Your Scars’ has become such an important song to me for so many reasons,” SULLY says. “It’s the first time Godsmack has decided to put this kind of a ballad on an album–which was pretty ballsy for us. I’m so happy that the fans have embraced it in the way they have, because the meaning behind it is so much bigger than any of us.
 
“It also reminds me that taking all the credit without acknowledging the people or events that have touched our lives deeply enough to inspire songs like these would just be wrong.
 
“So humbly I will say, this song came to me shortly after I had spent some quality time with someone who I consider a dear friend, and have grown to admire and respect as one of the smartest and most talented artists today, Stefani Germanotta, who most of you may know as Lady Gaga. In the short amount of time we hung out, she made me realize that we all have these imperfections, these wounds that we carry (whether they’re physical or emotional) that cut so deep they can cripple us.
 
“These feelings leave us vulnerable, or embarrassed, or even unworthy at times. And our human nature–when they’re exposed–is to shut down, rather than embrace them and realize that not only can we overcome them, but we can also become an inspiration to inspire others to have a voice and find their inner strength to show their scars off loudly and proudly to the world.  Our ‘Scars’ are nothing more than our battle wounds from life and they helped mold you into who you are today.
 
“All of this is what drove us to create ‘The Scars Foundation,’ our new non-profit organization battling everything from severe depression to addiction, bullying, suicide prevention and so on.
 
“Finding acceptance, that’s what ‘Under Your Scars’ and what ‘The Scars Foundation,’ are about. We’re all imperfect–that’s what makes us perfect!”

 

 
 
GODSMACK (LEFT TO RIGHT):
SHANNON LARKIN, ROBBIE MERRILL, SULLY ERNA, TONY ROMBOLA
PHOTO CREDIT: CHRIS BRADSHAW
 
GODSMACK have spent more than a year on the road, both in North America and throughout Europe in support of their WHEN LEGENDS RISE album. They just wrapped the European and U.K. dates on their in-progress world tour and are currently headlining a run of North American shows (including a July 23 New York City show at the Beacon Theatre) with special guests New Years Day. Next up is a stretch of festival appearances leading GODSMACK straight into the recently added fall shows with Halestorm supporting. The new dates kick off September 20 in Green Bay, WI and wrap October 18 in Tulsa, OK.
 
WHEN LEGENDS RISE marks the band’s seventh studio album and their first in four years. The critically acclaimed 11-song collection entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart in the top ten (#8), with four #1 placements on other charts: Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Music Albums, Top Independent Albums and Top Alternative Albums. WHEN LEGENDS RISE is available on CD, LP and Digital; purchase or stream it here. The album finds the guys doubling down on their combination of tightly wound riffs, rhythmic fury, naked emotions and pushed-to-the-edge vocals, all fired up with melodic precision and tight songcraft.
 
GODSMACK‘s updated North American dates are as follows:
DATE
 
CITY
VENUE
&Tue
7/23
New York, NY
Beacon Theatre
&Wed
7/24
Oxon Hill, MD
The Theatre at MGM National Harbor
&Fri
7/26
Montville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena
**Sat
7/27
Montreal, QC
Heavy Montreal
**Sun
7/28
Bangor, ME
Impact Music Festival
**Sun
8/4
Sturgis, SD
Buffalo Chip Campground
**Fri
8/9
Bethlehem, PA
Musikfest
^**Fri
9/7
Concord, VA
Blue Ridge Rock Fest
^*Fri
9/20
Green Bay, WI
Resch Center
^*Sat
9/21
Madison, WI
Alliant Energy Center
^*Sun
9/22
Moline, IL
TaxSlayer Center
^*Tue
9/24
Sioux Falls, SD
Denny Sanford Premier Center
^*Wed
9/25
Wichita, KS
In-Trust Bank Arena
^*Fri
9/27
Cape Girardeau, MO
Show Me Center
**Sat
9/28
Louisville, KY
Louder Than Life Music Festival
^*Sun
9/29
Alpharetta, GA
Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
^*Tue
10/1
West Palm Beach, FL
Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds
^*Wed
10/2
Estero, FL
Hertz Arena
^*Fri
10/4
Pensacola, FL
Pensacola Civic Center
^*Sat
10/5
Southaven, MS
Landers Center
^*Sun
10/6
Rogers, AR
Walmart Arkansas Music Pavillion
^*Tue
10/8
Loveland, CO
Budweiser Events Center
^*Wed
10/9
Salt Lake City, UT
Usana Amphitheatre
^Fri
10/11
Reno, NV
Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
^* Sat
10/12
Bakersfield, CA
RaboBank Arena
^*Sun
10/13
Ontario, CA
Citizen’s Business Bank Arena
^*Tue
10/15
San Diego, CA
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
^*Wed
10/16
Phoenix, AZ
Comerica Pavillion
^*Fri
10/18
Tulsa, OK
BOK Center
 
&Godsmack with support from New Years Day
**Godsmack festival appearance
^Indicates new date
*Godsmack with support from Halestorm
 
About GODSMACK:
Godsmack stand strong as 21st century hard rock titans. With an unbreakable spirit and diehard work ethic evocative of their hometown, the Boston quartet fought hard to secure a place in music history since first smashing their way on to the scene in 1998. To date, they’ve notched a staggering ten #1 singles at mainstream rock radio, including “Awake,” “Straight Out of Line,” “Cryin’ Like A Bitch,” and “I Stand Alone.” Moreover, they’ve enjoyed 24 Top 10 hits at the format-the most of any act since February 1999-as well as four Grammy nominations, and were winners of The Billboard Music Awards Rock Artists of the Year in 2001. Selling over20 million records worldwide, the band has also unleashed three consecutive albums at #1 on the Billboard Top 200-namely Faceless [2003], IV [2006], and The Oracle [2010]. This places them in league with Van Halen, U2, Metallica, Dave Matthews Band, and Linkin Park who have also enjoyed the same streak. Moreover, the accomplishment on the road remains staggering with headlining sets around the world. They still stand alone.
 
 
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THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA Announces 16th Annual ‘Christmas Rocks! Tour’

 

 
 

 

 
DATE:        JULY 22, 2019

 

 

 

SiriusXM PRESENTS
THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA’S
16TH ANNUAL
‘CHRISTMAS ROCKS! TOUR’
VISITING OVER 20 CITIES
 
FEATURING MUSIC FROM THEIR THREE
BEST-SELLING HOLIDAY ALBUMS AND BRIAN’S NUMEROUS HITS

 

  Photo credit: Suzie Kaplan
 
 
Iconic guitaristsongwritervocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner BRIAN SETZER and his 19-piece ORCHESTRA will tour the country on their 16th annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour,” presented for the fifth consecutive year by SiriusXM. The over 20-city annual and critically acclaimed holiday extravaganza will launch November 15 at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN (full itinerary below). Tickets in participating markets will go sale Friday, July 26 at 10:00 AM(local time), pre-sales are as follows:

 

  • Fan club Presale: Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00 AM (local time)-Thursday, July 25 at 10:00 PM (local). Be the first to get tickets by signing up for Brian’s fan club here.
  • SiriusXM Presale: Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00 AM (local time)-Thursday, July 25 at 10:00 PM (local).
  • Local Presale: Wednesday, July 24 at 10:00 AM (local time)-Thursday, July 25 at 10:00 PM (local).

 

“People tell me all the time what joy I bring them over the holidays,” says BRIAN SETZER. “I don’t take this for granted. People don’t say something like that unless they mean it. When we get a standing ovation at the end of the Christmas show, it means something just a little extra.”
 
THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA‘s set list will feature music from the group’s three Christmas albums, BOOGIE WOOGIE CHRISTMASDIG THAT CRAZY CHRISTMAS and ROCKIN’ RUDOLPH, as well as original material that spans his 40-year career. SETZER’s trademark guitar work and vocal stylings will be matched with his 19-piece orchestra‘s rockin’ big-band horn arrangements, making for a reliably unbeatable combination. View the Christmas sizzle reel here.
 
BRIAN SETZER‘s legendary career has led him through four critically acclaimed and successful phases from the Stray Cats, to solo albums, the Rockabilly Riot and The Brian Setzer Orchestra. The Brian Setzer Orchestra show seamlessly encompasses music from all these phases. He is a 3-time Grammy Award-winner, and in 2014, SETZER received the distinct honor of being asked by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. to donate a replica of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, joining an elite collection of iconic treasures at the museum.
 
“The music I play in the big band is rock n’ roll with a jazz influence,” says SETZER. “What keeps it fresh is the quality of the players in the band. Also, a big part of keeping the big band fresh is the arrangements; writing the arrangement for 19 people is like writing a song within a song. It makes the song you might have heard many times sound new again.”
 
For the past four years (2015, 20162017 and 2018), THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA has had a strong presence across SiriusXM channels during the holidays and has partnered with the audio entertainment company for subscriber-only concerts in New York City and Los Angeles, which have aired on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country and Holly channels. This tradition will continue this year.
 
  
 
Catch BSO’s 16th Annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour” in the following cities, with additional dates to be announced soon.
 
DATE   LOCATION VENUE
FRI 11/15 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
SAT 11/16 Chicago, IL The Chicago Theatre
SUN 11/17 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
TUE 11/19 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Center For The Arts
WED 11/20 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
THU 11/21 Springfield, MA Symphony Hall
*SAT 11/23 Lynchburg, VA Academy Center of the Arts
SUN 11/24 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
WED 11/27 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
FRI 11/29 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
SAT 11/30 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
MON 12/2 Nashville, TN The Ryman
TUE 12/3 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
WED 12/4 Augusta, GA Miller Theatre
FRI 12/6 Biloxi, MS Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
TUE 12/10 Salt Lake City, UT Eccles Theatre
THU 12/12 Ridgefield, WA Ilani Casino
FRI 12/13 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
SAT 12/14 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
MON 12/16 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
TUE 12/17 Stockton, CA Bob Hope Theatre
*THU 12/19 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
FRI 12/20 Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theatre
* = on sale at a later date
 
 
Visit www.briansetzer.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
 
 
Photo credit: Tony Nelson
 
LIVE CRITICAL QUOTES FOR LAST YEAR’S
“15TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ROCKS! TOUR”
 
“…it was no surprise to see that Setzer’s 15th Anniversary Christmas showcase with a rich 19-piece ensemble at the grand Academy of Music found its crowd with as many families looking for a good, clean night out, as it did many a spikey, grey haired sort. And the fact is, those crowds-and anyone in-between-got a damned good, entertaining time…But, as advertised, they rocked. Hard. And swung. Deep. And from there, propelled the expressive, blues-lick-happy Setzer (and his band membership) into quickly, flickering and imaginative solos. It’s easy to forget this fact until you hear him live and loud: Setzer is one of America’s best guitarists, past and present, hands down. Hearing his brand of six-string slinging in a setting so (now) well-known makes you yearn to hear him in other combinations and with other equally audacious players. With that, this Christmas show of Setzer’s reinvented itself beyond the cheer of the November-December holiday season into something manic, panicked and pulsating in a fashion only the best big bands could do.”
A.D. Amarosi, THE KEY, 11/26/18 (Philadelphia, PA show)
 
“For 15 years, Brian Setzer and his ‘orchestra’ have been tapping the Christmas well with an upbeat extravaganza that gets bigger and better every season…Setzer is undoubtedly a master showman and picker with incredible timing, dexterity and a classical crooner’s voice. He seems to be having the time of his life up there. And it likely helps that everyone on that stage measures up to Setzer’s standards, enriching the chemistry with solos, interaction and other feats of virtuosity.”
Shawn PerryVINTAGE ROCK, 12/28/18 (Los Angeles show)
 
“I walked into the State Theater on Friday, November 16th I was expecting a full on holiday show, but what I got was something far more than that…The Orchestra closed the main set with Setzer’s most famous creation “Rock This Town” once the opening notes of that hit the crowd jumped up and rushed the stage. The dancing and singing spread like wild fire, even the balcony was getting in on the action. For the encore Setzer and his Christmas Orchestra covered four parts from ‘The Nutcracker ballet. They ended the night with one of the most recognizable Christmas songs ever ‘Jingle Bells.’As I stood three feet from the stage in the isle (as well as dozens of other fans), a huge grin came over my face as we all watched a man in a Santa suit run out on the stage and toss candy canes into the audience. It was the perfect was to end this Holiday show.”
Cameron CampbellTWIN CITIES MEDIA, 11/18/18 (Minneapolis, MN show)
 
“Now in its 15th year, Brian Setzer’s annual holiday tour has become a legendary extravaganza. The rockabilly guitar slinger loves Christmas and really gets into the spirit. The powerful set provided the middle-aged crowd with a feel-good evening of Setzer’s special brand showmanship and roots-influenced and surf-drenched rockabilly-inspired Christmas music…As always, Setzer adhered to the “leave on a high note” and “always leave them wanting more” showbiz credo when he and his band brought the entire audience to its feet with the evening’s closing number ‘Jingle Bells.’ This energetic and fun version of the holiday tune had members of the audience, ushers, roadies and musicians all grinning from ear to ear.”
Mike PerciaccanteALL ABOUT JAZZ, 12/2/18 (Los Angeles show)
 
“It’s been 15 years since Brian Setzer and his orchestra started bringing his rockin’ Christmas show to audiences during the holiday tour season.  It is one of the most popular Christmas shows around the country. A fun, upbeat time where fans dress up in their yuletide best which means everything from lights, to tinsel and crazy Christmas sweaters!  There were many of those at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Wednesday night!”
Vicky SullivanTHE SARASOTA POST, 12/6/18 (Clearwater, FL show)
 
“I can’t think of a better way to kick off the holiday season, than by checking out the Brian Setzer Orchestra on their ‘Christmas Rocks!’ tour…Setzer described the sound of his orchestra as a “Cadillac that just run perfect.” He showcased that power by taking the audience to the next level with his cover of the Louis Prima classic ‘Jump, Jive and Wail.’ Setzer would also perform others covers that night, including The Beatles’ ‘Hey Bulldog’ and the Johnny Cash classic ‘Ring Of Fire.’ The youthful side of Brian Setzer came pouring out as the rockabilly trio of Setzer’s longtime bassist Johnny Hatton and drummer Noah Levy came together for an explosion of energy performing the Stray Cats’ ‘Fishnet Stockings.’…Setzer closed out the set with another Stray Cats classic, “Rock This Town,” as everyone was swinging to the rockabilly sound.
Jim Pasinski, MY RECORD JOURNAL, 11/26/18 (Mashantucket, CT show)
 
ABOUT BRIAN SETZER:
Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and 3-time Grammy award-winner BRIAN SETZER is a “Musician’s Musician” credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles.  Setzer is widely credited for taking two forgotten genres, rockabilly and swing, adding his own blend of gunpowder and rockin style, and completely reinventing and single-handedly resurrecting them in the process.  Along the way, he has scored chart-topping hitssold 13 million records and received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award throughout his decorated career as founder/leader of the Stray Catshis 19-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist. He is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and has a best-selling, extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars bearing his name. BRIAN appeared in the 1987 film, La Bamba, portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002BRIAN earned the privilege of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons.” That same year, SETZER was personally requested to induct Chet Atkins into the 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  SETZER had the honor of being invited in 2006 to perform at the White House for the President of the United States. In 2014, SETZER received the distinct honor of being asked by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. to donate a replica of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, joining an elite collection of iconic treasures at the museum.
 
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Outlaw Country Rocker JASON CHARLES MILLER Shares New Music Video, Announces Fall Tour Dates

 

 

DT: JULY 22, 2019

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

OUTLAW COUNTRY ROCKER
JASON CHARLES MILLER

SHARES MUSIC VIDEO FOR
“GET THEE BEHIND ME”

ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR DATES & MUDDY ROOTS FESTIVAL APPEARANCE
8/20 – 10/3

 


Photo Credit: Joshua Thomas
Award-winning singer-songwriter, musician and voice-over actor JASON CHARLES MILLER has unveiled a new music video for his powerful single “Get Thee Behind Me,” which features guest performances by Dug Pinnick (King’s X), ‘Cowboy’ Eddie Long and Duane Betts (son of founding Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts). The track is taken from MILLER‘s recent album IN THE WASTELAND (SONY/RED MUSIC) which combines elements of outlaw country, Americana and Southern rock.
Filmed in the Southern California desert near the Salton Sea and directed by Andrew Fogel (The League of S.T.E.A.M.), the video alludes to the Christian story of the Temptation of Christ and contemplates the struggle of good versus evil. Watch it below or on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NFPBZwomdc.
“Get thee behind me
’cause the devil won’t show what he know you don’t know”
“When writing the lyrics for this album, I was really inspired by the struggle of good versus evil,” shares MILLER. “Whether you’re a Christian or not, most people are at least casually aware of the story of the Temptation of Christ, where Jesus wanders in the desert for 40 days and is tested and tempted by Satan. Taking more of a secular view of a very religious story, I decided to write the lyrics from Satan’s point of view–how he kept getting more and more frustrated with Jesus and finally left. So of course I had to play Satan in the video, at least part of the time! The rest of the time I’m just myself, retracing the steps of what happened.”


MILLER elaborates: “To mix things up a bit, since visually the video looks very apocalyptic, we decided to add the four horsemen of the apocalypse: Conquest, War, Death and Famine, portrayed by four amazing women on motorcycles.”

 

“Well he cast me down, to the underground

I’m gonna raise my throne, you’re gonna hear my sound”

 

 

Jason Charles Miller - Get Thee Behind Me (Official Music Video)

 

MILLER embarks August 20 on a headline month-long trek across the U.S. plus a few shows supporting the Allman Betts Band and an appearance at Muddy Roots Music Festival in Tennessee. Next, MILLER will return to California for the annual Wasteland Weekland, where he’s previously performed; the festival is featured in the music video for the album’s title track, “In The Wasteland.” Look for MILLER to also perform at the Whisky-A-Go-Go on October 3. Full dates are listed below.
In The Wasteland was mixed and produced by Grammy Award winner Matt Hyde (Jonny Lang, No Doubt, Deftones) and features drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, John Fogerty).The album’s additional musical guests include two members from Lynyrd Skynyrd–guitarist Rickey Medlocke and keyboardist Peter Keys–legendary soul vocalist Brenda Lee Eager (Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Diana Ross), Blackberry Smoke vocalist Charlie Starr, and guitarist Adam Shoenfeld (Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean).
MILLER is also widely recognized as the founder of the rock band Godhead. He’s also written songs with Billy Ray Cyrus, Rickey Medlocke, Charlie Starr, Marilyn Manson and Ben Moody (Evanescence) and has been awarded three gold records. Hismusic has been featured on such TV shows as “True Blood,” “The NFL Today,” “The Deadliest Catch” and “Critical Role.”
 
MILLER is a voice-over actor who has appeared in over 100 cartoons and video games and is the on-camera host of the popular Geek & Sundry show “Starter Kit,” which teaches celebrities how to play role-playing games. He recently appeared at the San Diego Comic Con speaking on the Geek & Sundry Presents: All Things RPG-E Panel, followed by a surprise acoustic performance for Legion M‘s official SDCC party at TCL Rooftop.
Catch Jason Charles Miller on the road:
DATE
CITY
VENUE
^Tue
8/20
Albany, NY
Skyloft
^Wed
8/21
Falmouth, MA
Coonamesett Ballroom
^Thu
8/22
Northampton, MA
Academy of Music
^Fri
8/23
Somers Point, NJ
William Morrow Municipal Beach
Mon
8/26
Denver, CO
Trailside Saloon
Tue
8/27
Kearney, NE
The Other Side
Wed
8/28
Des Moines, IA
Vaudeville Mews
Thu
8/29
Chicago, IL
Haymarket Brewery
Fri
8/30
Louisville, KY
The Mag Bar
Sat
8/31
Cookeville, TN
Muddy Roots Music Festival
Sun
9/1
Atlanta, GA
Smith’s Ole Bar
Mon
9/2
Athens, GA
Caledonia Lounge
Tue
9/3
Charlotte, NC
The Evening Muse
Wed
9/4
Columbia, SC
Curiosity Coffee
*Thu
9/5
Dahlonega, GA
Crimson Moon
Fri
9/6
Muscle Schoals, AL
Cypress Moon Studios / Full Moon Theatre
Sat
9/7
New Orleans, LA
The Goat
*Sun
9/8
Galveston, TX
Old Quarter Acoustic Café
Mon
9/9
Denton, TX
Harvest House
Tue
9/10
Houston, TX
The Greenroom at Warehouse Live
Wed
9/11
Arlington, TX
Diamond Jim’s
Fri
9/13
Oklahoma City, OK
Sanctuary Barsillica
Sat
9/14
Austin, TX
Banger’s
Mon
9/16
Albuquerque, NM
Molly’s
Wed
9/18
Mesa, AZ
Yucca Tap Room
Fri
9/27
Edwards, CA
Wasteland Weekend
Thu
10/3
Hollywood, CA
Whisky-a-Go-Go
^solo acoustic with Allman Betts Band
*solo acoustic show
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Alt-Americana Artist MANDA MOSHER Announces Plans For New Album; Debut Single/Video To Be Released 7/26

 
 

 

 
 
DATE:            JULY 19, 2019
FROM:           MITCH SCHNEIDER/KELLY WALSH
 
 

MANDA MOSHER
ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR NEW ALBUM

 

DEBUT SINGLE TO LAUNCH NEXT WEEK WITH
COVER OF JOHN MORELAND’S
“NOBODY GIVES A DAMN ABOUT SONGS ANYMORE”
DIGITAL PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

(Photo Credit: Shots By Morrison)
 
Alt-Americana artist MANDA MOSHER has announced plans to release her third solo album this fall on her Blackbird Record Label. The album’s debut track and video will be released next Friday, July 26-it’s the Los Angeles native’s spirited take on John Moreland‘s “Nobody Gives A Damn About Songs Anymore .” You can hear a brief snippet of the song and find a digital pre-order here:
 
“On the new album, I’m returning to my rock n’ roll roots while incorporating elements of the California Country sound I’ve been known for more recently,” shares MOSHER. “You’re gonna hear an honest representation of the music, keeping the influence of technology on the production to a minimum in the tradition of some of my favorite recordings from artists that shaped me like Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, and Wilco. I can’t wait to share it with everyone.”
 
Originally intended as a song to record with CALICO the band, her previous group, it’s been reborn with impassioned harmonies by her guitarist Eric Craig and resounds as fervent proof why songs still matter and always will.
 
The award-winning singer-songwriter, musician and entrepreneur has launched two record labels (California Country Records and Blackbird Record Label), an apparel company (California Country Apparel), a recording facility, and co-founded the California Country Social event, AMERICANAFEST– which has been updated for 2019 as The California Country Show where she will be hosting and performing this fall in Nashville.
 
MOSHER recently performed in Los Angeles alongside Brian Whelan. It was a rousing performance, with Live Music News & Reviews stating, “This memorable show was a testament to Mosher’s talent to captivate and hold the audience’s attention. The high energy and driving performance lingered in the music listener’s mind long after the last note was played.” (Harriet Kaplan, July 2, 2019).
 
Catch MANDA MOSHER showcasing her new material across California and Nashville at one of these upcoming performances:
 
Fri 7/26 – Ojai, CA – Ojai Deer Lodge
Sat 7/27 – Los Angeles, CA – EB’s Bar Stage at The Original Farmers Market
Wed 8/21 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café
Fri 9/13 – Nashville, TN – The California Country Show, official AMERICANAFEST event
Fri 9/13 – Nashville, TN – The California Country Shake-Up (The California Country Show After Show)
Sat 9/14 – Nashville, TN – The Shubb Copacabana at AMERICANAFEST @ Vinyl Tap
Sat 9/14 – Nashville, TN – West Coast Turnaround @ The Bowery Vault
 
 
Photo Credit: Shots By Morrison
 
For more information on MANDA MOSHER and her upcoming album, please visit,
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For press inquiries, please contact:
SRO PR
Mitch Schneider –
mschneider@sropr.com
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com
 

 

 

+LIVE+ Share Lyric Video For Previously Unreleased Track From New ‘Throwing Copper’ 25th Anniversary Edition Out Today

 
 

 

 
 
DT: JULY 19, 2019
 
FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK
 
 
 
+LIVE+
TODAY RELEASE THE SUPER DELUXE 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THEIR LANDMARK 8X MULTI-PLATINUM SOPHOMORE ALBUM ‘THROWING COPPER’
 
BAND ALSO SHARE LYRIC VIDEO FOR
“SUSQUEHANNA,”
AN UNRELEASED TRACK FROM THE ORIGINAL SESSIONS
FOR ‘THROWING COPPER’
 
 
 
Seminal rock band +LIVE+ today (July 19) release the super deluxe 25th anniversary edition of their landmark 8x multi-platinum sophomore album THROWING COPPER on Radioactive/MCA/UMe. The band today also shared the lyric video for “Susquehanna,” an unreleased track from the original sessions for the album. View the video here: https://UMe.lnk.to/ThrowingCopper25/YouTube.The haunting song with questioning lyrics about life, love and spirituality appears on the deluxe multi-format reissue of the album.
 
The Super Deluxe 25th Anniversary Throwing Copper box set edition not only features the album with bonus tracks on 2LP black vinyl, and a 12-page booklet with an in-depth interview with the band chronicling the era of the album, but it also contains 2CDs with a 26-track lineup that includes LIVE‘s previously unreleased, explosive eight-song performance at Woodstock ’94 on a separate disc, mixed by +LIVE+ guitarist Chad Taylor. The 25th anniversary Throwing Copper collection is also available in a deluxe digital version, as well as a standalone 1CD set as well. Read the press release about the album here and its multiple configurations.
 
Initially released on April 26, 1994, Throwing Copper cemented the band’s position as one of the most instrumentally powerful and lyrically impactful bands of the modern alternative-rock era. Throwing Copper, which topped the Billboard 200 Albums chart a year after its initial release, also features a pair of No. 1 Modern Rock singles (“Lightning Crashes,” “Selling The Drama”) and has since been certified 8x multi-platinum by the RIAA, having sold over 8 million copies. The album also features the previously unreleased track “Hold Me Up” which is spinning at rock radio stations nationwide. View the lyric video here.
 
This summer at amphitheaters and arenas throughout North America, +LIVE+Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion)–is marking Throwing Copper‘s milestone on the co-headline The ALT-IMATE Tour with Bush produced by Live Nation.
 
*View The ALT-IMATE Tour dates below featuring +LIVE+, Bush and Our Lady Peace plus +LIVE+‘s own shows and festival appearances. 
 
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Friday, July 26, 2019
Appleton, WI
Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium*
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Council Bluffs, IA
Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino*
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
New Orleans, LA
Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
Thursday, August 01, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK
The Zoo Amphitheater
Friday, August 02, 2019
Wichita, KS
Hartman Arena
Saturday, August 03, 2019
Denver, CO
Fillmore Auditorium
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Los Angeles, CA
Greek Theatre
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Concord, CA
Concord Pavilion
Friday, August 09, 2019
Tuolumne, CA
Black Oak Casino – West Side Pavilion*
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Costa Mesa, CA
OC Fair*
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Tucson, AZ
AVA Casino*
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Rogers, AR
Walmart AMP
Friday, August 16, 2019
Tampa, FL
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Miami, FL
Bayfront Park Amphitheater
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Jacksonville, FL
Daily’s Place
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Atlanta, GA
Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Friday, August 23, 2019
Essex Junction, VT
Champlain Valley Expo*
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Baltimore, MD
MECU Pavilion
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA
Stage AE*
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Allentown, PA
The Great Allentown Fair
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Wantagh, NY
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Friday, August 30, 2019
Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Virginia Beach, VA
American Music Festival**
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Dayton, OH
The Rose Music Center at The Heights
Friday, September 06, 2019
Tinley Park, IL
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Saturday, September 07, 2019
Allegan, MI
Allegan County Fair*
Sunday, September 08, 2019
Rochester, MI
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Moncton, NB, Canada
Avenir Centre**
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Montreal, QC, Canada
Bell Centre**
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Toronto, ON, Canada
Budweiser Stage**
Monday, September 16, 2019
Washington, DC, US
9:30 Club+
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Springfield, MA, US
The Plaza at MGM Springfield+
Friday, September 20, 2019
Lousiville, KY, US
Bourbon and Beyond 2019**
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Franklin, TN, US
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival 2019**
           
*not a Live Nation date
+ +LIVE+ ONLY
**Festival Show
 
Photo by Clay Patrick McBride
From left: Chad Taylor, Ed Kowalczyk, Chad Gracey, Patrick Dahlheimer
 
ABOUT +LIVE+:
+LIVE+, the multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania–Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion)–have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two number one albums (Throwing Copper, Secret Samadhi). Their catalog is filled with such gems as “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “All Over You,” and “Lakini’s Juice,” which live on today as classics at rock radio. Throwing Copper-which is being celebrated in 2019 with a new deluxe 25th anniversary edition via Radioactive/Geffen/UMe–produced the band’s biggest single, “Lightning Crashes,” which was #1 at Modern Rock radio for 10 consecutive weeks. Throwing Copper reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually surpassed sales of 10 million albums sold with Rolling Stone honoring the album with placement on their list, “1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative’s Greatest Year.” Secret Samadhi (1997) immediately shot to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually went double platinum. The release of the platinum-selling The Distance to Here (1999) turned +LIVE+ into an international powerhouse and moved the band from arenas into stadiums. +LIVE+ has been and remains today a global concert juggernaut. The band released an acclaimed five-song EP in 2018, LOCAL 717, their first new music in over a decade.
 
 
For more information on +LIVE+, visit:
 
 
 
 
For +LIVE+, please contact:
Mitch Schneider, mschneider@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk, afaulk@sropr.com
 
For Radioactive/MCA/UMe, please contact:
Meg McLean Corso – UMe meg.mcleancorso@umusic.com

 

 

Mongolian Rock Sensation THE HU Plot Three-Month N. American Tour; Debut Album Out 9/13 On E7M

 

 

DT: AUGUST 20, 2019

 

 

FR: MITCH SCHNEIDER/KELLY WALSH

THE HU
RELEASE TRAILER FOR THIRD SINGLE/VIDEO,
“THE GREAT CHINGISS KHAAN,” OUT FRIDAY, AUG. 23
FIRST OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE OF 2019
FROM UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM
‘THE GEREG’
BAND ACCEPT ROLE AS CULTURAL ENVOY OF MONGOLIA
IN ADVANCE OF FIRST-EVER N. AMERICAN TOUR THIS FALL
ANNOUNCE VENUE UPGRADES (MILWAUKEE, DENVER) AND SOLD-OUT SHOW (SAN FRANCISCO)
  Photo Credit: E. Altankhuyag
 
Things are heating up for THE HU as they prepare to make their way to North America this fall for their first-ever tour of the continent in support of their upcoming debut album, THE GEREG, due September 13 via Eleven Seven Music. The Mongolian phenomenon, who adventurously combine traditional Mongolian instrumentation and throat-singing with modern American heavy rock to create their own style of music they call “hunnu rock,” have announced the Friday, August 23 launch of the third single and music video for the epic track “The Great Chingiss Khan.
 
Following the viral online success of their previous videos for “Wolf Totem” and “Yuve Yuve Yu” in December 2018—which combined have over 40 million views to date–“The Great Chingiss Khan” marks the first official video release from the band in 2019. Filmed at Burkhan Khalduun, the birthplace of Chinggis Khaan, in February of this year in minus 30 degree weather, the cinematic video shares the story of Chinggis Khaan as he is portrayed in Mongolian culture as an inventor and a founding father of the country rather than the worldly view of him as a warrior and conqueror. Watch a message from THE HU along with a teaser of “The Great Chingiss Khaan” in the video below:
 
 

 

The HU -
The HU – “The Great Chinggis Khaan” Trailer

 

 
THE HU were recently heralded as Cultural Envoy of Mongolia by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia in a special ceremony live streamed on MNB World, which can be seen here. “Representing Mongolian artists, we have become a Cultural Envoy of Mongolia,” commented band member Jaya (jaw harp, Tsuur, Flute & Throat Singer). “It is a great moment for us. We are very happy. We understand that as an envoy, we are responsible for sharing our cultural heritage with the world.”
 
THE HU already began their work as envoys with their inaugural performance in their Ulaanbaatar hometown in June 2019. The group then traveled to Europe and the UK for a sold-out 15-date summer tour in addition to performances at several major festivals including Download Festival, Rock im Park, Rock Am Ring, Tons of Rock and more.
 
They will next embark on their inaugural North American tour over the course of three months from September 11 to December 7 which includes stops at Aftershock Festival (Sacramento), Riot Fest (Chicago) and Las Rageous (Las Vegas). The anticipation for the upcoming shows has received an astounding response with two shows having been immediately moved to higher capacity venues (Milwaukee, Denver) and a sold-out show in San Francisco. Dates can be found below and tickets are on sale now at www.thehuofficial.com. Watch a message from THE HU to U.S. fans here:
 
The HU - Message to America
The HU – Message to America
 
Early Critical Praise:
 

 

“[The HU] are not just taking elements from Western music… Instead, they’re using some of these elements and making their own authentic music. So it’s not rock music performed by Mongolians. It’s Mongolian rock music.”- January 5, 2019
 

 

“You know when you find an artist you’re so enraptured and excited about that you want to tell anyone and everyone who’ll listen about them? That’s how I feel right now about The HU.” – June 7, 2019
 
“Hunnu rock has undoubtedly captured a global audience, spreading their transcultural sound across borders.” – May 27, 2019
 
“The Hu is the first act since Bad Wolves in February 2018 to top Hard Rock Digital Song Sales with its first charting song.” –April 18, 2019
 
“The HU wound up with nine cinematic songs that seamlessly meld their influences, often highlighting the areas where the two overlap… Given the global platform they earned via YouTube, The HU have an entire nation rooting for them with The Gereg.”   – August 5, 2019

 

Catch THE HU on tour in North America:
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Minneapolis, MN
Fine Line Music Café
Friday, September 13, 2019
Milwaukee, WI
The Rave
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Chicago, IL
Riot Fest
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Detroit, MI
El Club
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Cleveland, OH
Grog Shop
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Toronto, ON
The Opera House
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Montreal, QC
L’Astral
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Quebec City, QC
Le D’Auteuil
Monday, September 23, 2019
Boston, MA
Paradise Rock Club
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Brooklyn, NY
Warsaw
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Washington, DC
Black Cat
Friday, September 27, 2019
Asbury Park, NJ
The Stone Pony
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Soundstage
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT
The Complex – The Grand
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Denver, CO
Oriental Theater
Friday, October 5, 2019
Santa Fe, NM
Armory for the Arts
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
Crescent Ballroom
Thursday, October 10, 2019
San Diego, CA
The Observatory North Park
Friday, October 11, 2019
Joshua Tree, CA
Joshua Tree Music Festival
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Los Angeles, CA
Teragram
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Sacramento, CA
Aftershock
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Portland, OR
Roseland Theater
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Seattle, WA
Paramount Theatre
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
Las Rageous Rock Festival
Monday, October 21, 2019
El Paso, TX
Lowbrow Palace
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
San Antonio, TX
Paper Tiger
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Dallas, TX
Trees
Friday, October 25, 2019
Houston, TX
Warehouse Live
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Austin, TX
Emo’s
Monday, October 28, 2019
Fort Smith, AK
Temple Live
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Lawrence, KS
Granada Theater
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
St Louis, MO
Firebird
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Nashville, TN
Exit/In
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Atlanta, GA
Terminal West
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Orlando, FL
The Social
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Culture Room
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Tampa, FL
The Orpheum
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Charlotte, NC
The Underground
Monday, November 11, 2019
Richmond, VA
Broadberry
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Philadelphia, PA
Theatre of Living Arts
Sunday, November 17, 2019
New York, NY
Bowery Ballroom
Monday, November 18, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA
Mr. Small’s Theatre
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Columbus, OH
The Basement
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Cincinnati, OH
Taft Theatre
Friday, November 22, 2019
Louisville, KY
Zanzabar
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Indianapolis, IN
Hi-Fi Indy
Monday, November 25, 2019
Des Moines, IA
Wooly’s
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Omaha, NE
The Waiting Room Lounge
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Colorado Springs, CO
Black Sheep
Sunday, December 1, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Independent (SOLD OUT)
Monday, December 2, 2019
San Jose, CA
The Ritz
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Ventura, CA
The Majestic Ventura Theatre
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Santa Ana, CA
The Observatory OC
Friday, December 6, 2019
Pomona, CA
Glass House
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
Brooklyn Bowl
 
ABOUT THE HU:
 
THE HU stands for the Mongolian root word for human being, inspiring their original style of music that they call “Hunnu Rock.” The band pull Inspiration from the Hunnu, an ancient Mongolian empire better known as The Huns in western culture. Their music is deeply embedded with their ancient culture, even integrating old Mongolian war cries and poetry into their lyrics.
 
The group was founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by their producer Dashka, along with band members Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush. Together they create rock music with traditional Mongolian instrumentation such as the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp), guttural throat singing built around the pillars of heavy rock: distorted guitars, bombastic drums, and aggressive rhythms. All four members have earned Bachelor’s or higher degrees in classical music and have gained several years of touring experience throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim.

THE HU is:
Gala: Lead Throat Singer and Morin Khuur
Enkush: Lead Morin Khuur and Throat Singer
Jaya: Jaw Harp, Tsuur, Flute, and Throat Singer

Temka: Tovshuur

 

 
 
For more information on THE HU, visit:
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SRO PR (formerly MSO)
818.380.0400
Mitch Schneider / mschneider@sropr.com
Kelly Walsh / kwalsh@sropr.com

 


THE KIND SHOWCASE AT TYSON RANCH – A Cannabis Culture Experience Announced Oct. 10-12 in Desert Hot Springs, CA

 
 
 
 
 
 
DT:      JULY 17, 2019
 
FM:     KELLY WALSH, MARCEE RONDAN, MITCH SCHNEIDER/SRO PR
 
  
 
THE KIND SHOWCASE AT TYSON RANCH
 
FIRST OF ITS ‘KIND’ CONSUMABLE CANNABIS CULTURE EVENT
IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA
OCTOBER 10-12
 
DESTINATION EXPERIENCE TO EXPAND ON PREVIOUS
KIND MUSIC FESTIVAL POP-UP
WITH CONSUMER & B2B CANNABIS SALES,
CANNABIS VENDOR ACTIVATIONS,
MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AND MORE TBA
 
 
Following this past February’s inaugural KIND MUSIC FESTIVAL pop-up event, KIND has now expanded the festival by partnering with the progressive cannabis exhibition company SHOWCASE EVENTS to announce THE KIND SHOWCASE AT TYSON RANCH, set for Thursday, October 10 to Saturday, October 12, 2019. The three-day consumable cannabis experience will be the first-ever event to combine a traditional music festival with a direct-to-consumer and B2B cannabis vending and lifestyle convention.
 
The inaugural KIND MUSIC FESTIVAL–at the future site of the Tyson Ranch Resorts, a 420-acre entertainment complex, luxury glamping resort, cannabis research & design facility created and owned by Mike Tyson–saw over 5,200 fans embrace California’s updated cannabis regulations while enjoying a music festival experience, which featured standout sets by Miguel, Ferg, Starcrawler and more.
 
Rob Hickman (CEO, Tyson Ranch): “We’re thrilled to join forces with Showcase Events. Brandon’s experience in the convention/tradeshow space will be invaluable to the growth of the Kind Festival experience.”
 
Mike Tyson: “Since the founding of Tyson Ranch, I’ve been focused on building awareness of the health benefits of the plant with the general public. The Kind Showcase is an example of our commitment.”
 
THE KIND SHOWCASE AT TYSON RANCH will also take place at the Tyson Ranch Resort grounds in Desert Hot Springs, CA, In addition to recreating the 18+ outdoor stage and festival area presented at the February pop-up event, THE KIND SHOWCASE AT TYSON RANCH team are also constructing the world’s largest temporary structure which will stretch (755 ft long x 135 ft wide x 55 ft tall). It will offer a comfortable air-conditioned experience for 21+ and over festival goers to browse several hundreds of cannabis vendors and activations. See an outside and inside perspective rendering of the structure below.
 
 
 
 
Additional details on THE KIND SHOWCASE AT TYSON RANCH will be in the coming weeks including the festival line-up, vendors and ticket on-sale information.
 
For more details on THE KIND SHOWCASE AT TYSON RANCH partnership, read an interview with SHOWCASE EVENTS founder BRANDON FINNEY here.
 
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Q&A with SHOWCASE Founder BRANDON FINNEY
 
What is SHOWCASE and how did it get started? Can you provide a quick background on the success of the company and what it has achieved?
 
We are a consumable cannabis event for both businesses and consumers to check out the latest and greatest in the California cannabis market. My brother and I joined forces in 2014 to create the Showcase brand. Our background is growing up travelling around the country while our family ran events. When we decided to branch out, we were able to focus on industries we were passionate about. With cannabis being the newest and strongest industry of our era, we knew that’s where we needed to be.
 
How did you first hear about KIND and what sparked the idea to combine forces?
 
At the beginning of the year there was already a ton of talk in the industry about the KIND Festival, and we took notice. At that time, we were also looking for locations and vendors for our first Showcase Cannabis event. After meeting with Tyson Ranch, we realized our visions lined up and we would be stronger together to create this unique experience.
 
What is the main purpose behind THE KIND SHOWCASE AT TYSON RANCH?
 
Most current cannabis events are focused on one demographic and style, but the landscape of the industry is evolving. The Kind Showcase will reflect the changes in the industry and provide something for everyone.
 
How will this year’s event be different than the KIND MUSIC pop-up event earlier this year (and please talk about the expanded days)?
 
While the Kind Festival was an amazing concert celebrating cannabis, The Kind Showcase partnership is elevating the cannabis culture.  With adding additional days to include B2B and consumer sales, cannabis vendors will have the ability to build relationships directly with their audience. The best part, we still have still have the amazing music and experiences that Kind offers.
 
Will music fans have a similar or different experience to the first KIND festival?
 
In short, the answer is both. KIND Festival did a great job of bringing together music headliners for a one-day event.  With The Kind Showcase being three days, we are able to diversify the music portfolio. We are including a variety of genres so there’s a little something for everyone attending. A main focus will be on local rising acts that Southern California is known for. That being said, we will feature big name artists to wrap up each night. 
 
You are building the world’s largest temporary structure. How did this concept come to mind? What are some of the challenges you’ve come across to make this happen?
 
Originally, we weren’t looking to build a structure, but with how the market is right now, most cities in Southern California won’t allow cannabis to be sold in their facilities.  What’s the logical step? Build our own. With Desert Hot Springs being the pioneering cannabis city, and Tyson Ranch building a luxury resort, Kind Showcase has the perfect locale to place our foundation. 
 
What makes THE KIND SHOWCASE AT TYSON RANCH a unique experience?
 
One thing that makes Kind Showcase unique is that we are both a B2B and consumer show event that brings elements of a festival experience. Another fact that sets us apart is that we actually have a home. We can have an event twice a year, or whenever we want, because we own the land. This allows us to create not just a local event, but a destination.
 
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Keep updated with THE KIND SHOWCASE AT TYSON RANCH online:
 
 
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For press inquiries regarding THE KIND SHOWCASE AT TYSON RANCH, please contact:
SRO PR
818-380-0400
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@msopr.com
Marcee Rondan – marcee@msopr.com
Mitch Schneider – mschneider@msopr.com
 
 
 
 
 

 


+LIVE+ Announce Their First Craft Beer “Throwing Copper Ale”

 
 

 

 
 
DT: JULY 16, 2019
 
FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK
 
 
 
+LIVE+
ANNOUNCE THEIR FIRST CRAFT BEER
“THROWING COPPER ALE”
IN COLLABORATION WITH ALOSTA BREWING CO.
PRE-SALE AVAILABLE JULY 16
 
 
Seminal rock band +LIVE+ has joined forces with the Southern California-based brewing company Alosta Brewing for the creation of the band’s first craft beer Throwing Copper Ale.” It’s named in honor of the band’s landmark 8X multi-platinum album THROWING COPPER which is being celebrated via a 25th anniversary deluxe multi-format reissue out July 19 via Radioactive/MCA/UmeThe band–Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion)–is also marking the album’s milestone on a co-headline tour with Bush this summer of arenas and amphitheatres (dates below).
 
“Throwing Copper Ale,” according to the Alosta Brewing website, is “a union of the caramel toffee like sweetness of English barley and the bitterness of Nobel hops. Smooth, refreshing.  English Ales are often referred to as Copper Ales, and we could not resist taking the opportunity to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Throwing Copper with LIVE’s very first craft beer. We present to you Throwing Copper Ale.”
 
The ““Throwing Copper Ale” pre-sale begins today, July 16, with orders shipped, across the United States except for UT, ND, and SD, as well as Canada, on 10/1/19-10/7/19:
 
“Considering LIVE’s amazing and blessed career of over 25 years and its countless highlights, it can be pretty challenging to find things that we have yet to accomplish or try anew,” says frontman Ed Kowalczyk. “So when Alosta Brewing Co. approached us with the idea of ‘Throwing Copper Ale,’ we jumped at the chance to do something we hadn’t done before. Marrying a classic ale and a classic album like Throwing Copper was a no-brainer! So Cheers and Bottoms Up baby!” 
 
*View the dates below for The ALT-IMATE Tour, featuring +LIVE+, Bush and Our Lady Peace. Produced by Live Nation, this hits-packed road show is hitting arenas and outdoor amphitheaters across the country. It kicked off June 6th in Mashantucket, CT with stops in Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta and more before wrapping  September 8th in Rochester, Michigan.
 
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Friday, July 26, 2019
Appleton, WI
Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium*
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Council Bluffs, IA
Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino*
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
New Orleans, LA
Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
Friday, August 02, 2019
Wichita, KS
Hartman Arena
Saturday, August 03, 2019
Denver, CO
Fillmore Auditorium
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Los Angeles, CA
Greek Theatre
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Concord, CA
Concord Pavilion
Friday, August 09, 2019
Tuolumne, CA
Black Oak Casino – West Side Pavilion*
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Costa Mesa, CA
OC Fair*
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Tucson, AZ
AVA Casino*
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Rogers, AR
Walmart AMP
Friday, August 16, 2019
Tampa, FL
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Miami, FL
Bayfront Park Amphitheater
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Jacksonville, FL
Daily’s Place
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Atlanta, GA
Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Friday, August 23, 2019
Essex Junction, VT
Champlain Valley Expo*
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Baltimore, MD
MECU Pavilion
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA
Stage AE*
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Allentown, PA
The Great Allentown Fair
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Wantagh, NY
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Friday, August 30, 2019
Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Virginia Beach, VA
American Music Festival**
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Dayton, OH
The Rose Music Center at The Heights
Friday, September 06, 2019
Tinley Park, IL
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Saturday, September 07, 2019
Allegan, MI
Allegan County Fair*
Sunday, September 08, 2019
Rochester, MI
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Moncton, NB, Canada
Avenir Centre**
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Montreal, QC, Canada
Bell Centre**
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Toronto, ON, Canada
Budweiser Stage**
Monday, September 16, 2019
Washington, DC, US
9:30 Club+
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Springfield, MA, US
The Plaza at MGM Springfield+
Friday, September 20, 2019
Lousiville, KY, US
Bourbon and Beyond 2019**
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Franklin, TN, US
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival 2019**
           
*not a Live Nation date
+ +LIVE+ ONLY
**Festival Show
 
Photo by Clay Patrick McBride
From left: Chad Taylor, Ed Kowalczyk, Chad Gracey, Patrick Dahlheimer

 

 
 
ABOUT +LIVE+:
+LIVE+, the multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania–Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion)–have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two number one albums (Throwing Copper, Secret Samadhi). Their catalog is filled with such gems as “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “All Over You,” and “Lakini’s Juice,” which live on today as classics at rock radio. Throwing Copper-which is being celebrated in 2019 with a new deluxe 25th anniversary edition via Radioactive/Geffen/Ume–produced the band’s biggest single, “Lightning Crashes,” which was #1 at Modern Rock radio for 10 consecutive weeks. Throwing Copper reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually surpassed sales of 10 million albums sold with Rolling Stone honoring the album with placement on their list, “1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative’s Greatest Year.” Secret Samadhi (1997) immediately shot to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually went double platinum. The release of the platinum-selling The Distance to Here (1999) turned +LIVE+ into an international powerhouse and moved the band from arenas into stadiums. +LIVE+ has been and remains today a global concert juggernaut. The band released an acclaimed five-song EP in 2018, LOCAL 717, their first new music in over a decade.
 
 

 

For more information on
+LIVE+, visit:

 

 
 
 
 
For +LIVE+, please contact:
Mitch Schneider, mschneider@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk, afaulk@sropr.com
 

 

 

ICE NINE KILLS Share Live Performance Video of “IT Is The End” with guests Reel Big Fish

 
 
 
 
 

DT: JULY 12, 2019
FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR
 
 
 
ICE NINE KILLS
SHARE LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO OF IT MOVIEINSPIRED TRACK
“IT IS THE END”
FEATURING GUEST APPEARANCE FROM REEL BIG FISH

BAND TO AIR MUSIC VIDEO & PERFORM ACOUSTIC VERSION OF
“THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY”
IN BEVERLY HILLS, CA DURING
SCREAMFEST’s FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER – 35TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING + CAST Q&A

 

 

(Photographer: Paul Hebert; Edited by Mike Cortada)

 

As they prepare to embark on the next leg of their headlining “Silver Scream” U.S. tour tonight (7/12) in Peoria, IL, metalcore outfit ICE NINE KILLS debut the live video and audio recording from their sold-out show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA earlier this year for their IT-inspired track, “IT Is The End.” The performance features a special guest appearance from members of the legendary ska band Reel Big Fish and was premiered yesterday via AltPress.
 
IT Is The End” is one of the featured singles from the band’s most recent release, THE SILVER SCREAM, out now via Fearless Records, and includes members of Less Than Jake on the studio recording. The album has surpassed 70,000 copies sold and recently saw the band break into the Top 10 of Billboard’s Rock Radiocharts for the first time ever with the hit single, “A Grave Mistake.” Watch the live video below:
 
Ice Nine Kills - IT Is The End (feat. Reel Big Fish) [Live In Los Angeles]
Ice Nine Kills – IT Is The End (feat. Reel Big Fish) [Live In Los Angeles]

 

 
Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve been completely immersed in the punk ska scene. Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake have always been two of my favorites of the genre,” shares vocalist SPENCER CHARNAS. “To have Buddy and JR from Less Than Jake perform the horns on the album, and then to get Matt and Johnny from Reel Big Fish to join us on stage live were two truly special experiences. This is one of my favorite tracks we’ve ever recorded because IT takes two genres that are almost diametrically opposed, metal and ska, and puts them together in a really unexpected way. It also pays tribute to the fact that Ice Nine Kills was originally a ska band, and although we are a heavier band today, I still wear that influence on my bloody sleeves.”
 
Furthering their passion for the horror genre and its influence on the tracks on THE SILVER SCREAM, ICE NINE KILLS will team up once again with Screamfest Film Festival to show the music video for their Friday the 13th-inspired track “Thank God It’s Friday” as well as perform an acoustic rendition of the song during their 35th anniversary screening of “Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter.” The event will take place at Ahrya Fine Arts by Laemmle in Beverly Hills on Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are on-sale now at https://screamfestla.com/2019/event/friday-13th-final-chapter

ICE NINE KILLS had previously performed an acoustic version of their radio single “A Grave Mistake” at Screamfest‘s recent sold-out 25th anniversary screening of The Crow with special guest Ash Costello (New Years Day).
 
“THE SILVER SCREAM” SUMMER U.S. TOUR DATES
DATE
 
CITY
VENUE
Fri
7/12
Peoria, IL
Peoria Riverfront/CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing *
Sat
7/13
Indianapolis, IN
Citadel Music Hall *
Sun
7/14
Iowa City, IA
Gabe’s Iowa City *
Mon
7/15
Minneapolis, MN
Amsterdam Bar and Hall *
Wed
7/17
Flint, MI
The Machine Shop *
Thu
7/18
Oshkosh, WI
Ford Festival Park *
Fri
7/19
Cadott, WI
Rock Fest
Sat
7/20
Des Moines, IA
Wooly’s *
Sun
7/21
Columbus, OH
Skully’s Music Diner *
Wed
7/24
Huntsville, AL
SideTracks Music Hall *
Thu
7/25
Orlando, FL
Soundbar *
* with Toothgrinder & HAWK
 
 
Further information on ICE NINE KILLS can be found at:
FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | WEBSITE

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Pop-Punk Alt Rockers PUSHING VERONICA Share “Dead Girl” Music Video & Single + Q&A

 
 
 
DT: JULY 13
 
FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

 

 
PUSHING VERONICA
ARISE WITH NEW MUSIC VIDEO SINGLE,
“DEAD GIRL”
DIRECTED BY DEAN KARR

 

POP-PUNK ALT ROCK QUARTET SHARE Q&A WITH DETAILS ON WHAT’S IT LIKE BEING IN A BAND WHILE ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL & MORE
 
 
Not even close to legal drinking age, Southern California schoolboys  PUSHING VERONICA are a pack of proud ‘nerdy misfit kids’ that deliver a striking view into the pressures faced upon today’s youth with their self-described brand of “Ballpit Rock.” Mixing pop-punk melodies with crunchy rock riffs, the quartet have sprung to life the debut single and music video from their upcoming LP due in 2020 with the tongue-in-cheek track, “Dead Girl.”

 

 
Dead Girl” is accompanied with a macabre and hilarious music video shot by the legendary Dean Karr (Marilyn Manson, Deftones) and likens the high school hookup culture to necrophilia. “I’ve been a fan of Pushing Veronica for a couple years now and have loved seeing them mature into a full-blown rock band with hit making promise!” lauded Karr. “We had a blast making ‘Dead Girl,’ and my prosthetics department led by Ralis Khan did such an amazing job with our actress’ makeup! Writing the short story was fun and couldn’t have come out more on point than exactly what we filmed! Proud of these guys!”
 
Explaining the storyline, vocalist and guitarist JULIEN SILVÅS shared: “It’s like nobody wants to be burdened with a relationship or any form of love. Everybody just wants to chew people up and spit them out like emotionless zombies. It’s bullsh*t.Vocalist and guitarist OLI LITNER adds: We couldn’t help but stab that idea right in the heart. That’s why the girl isdead. She represents what happens when we simply use others for their bodies and stop valuing real relationships and connections with each other.”  
 
Watch the official “Dead Girl” music video on YouTube here or streaming below. The single is also available for streaming and/or download across all digital platforms; click here to listen: https://spoti.fi/2XH14jb.

 

 
PUSHING VERONICA - DEAD GIRL (Official Music Video)
PUSHING VERONICA – “DEAD GIRL” 

 

PUSHING VERONICA is Oli Litner (vocals, guitar), Julien Silvås (vocals, guitar), Noah Rozansky (bass) and Brady Ward (drums). The band were formed after Oli met Brady in P.E. class. Neither wanted to participate, so they stood on the sidelines talking about punk rock music. Brady then introduced Oli to his “buddy since preschool” Julien, and the trio ended up performing at Brady’s bar mitzvah in 2016. Brady enlisted his friend Noah to fill out the rhythm section on bass and, with all the pieces in place, PUSHING VERONICA came to life.

When they’re not in class, the quartet can be found performing all around the Los Angeles area and
they’ve previously opened for acts including Unwritten Law, The Ataris, and Fuel.The band performed a sold-out gig with Gemini Syndrome at the Whisky A Go-Go which led to a production partnership with drummer and producer Brian Steele Medina, who invited the band to his Las Vegas studio to record their forthcoming album.
 
A Q&A with PUSHING VERONICA
 
(PUSHING VERONICA L-R:Noah, Julien, Brady, Oli; Photo credit: Dean Karr)
 

 

 
What it is it like being in high school and in a band? Do your peers enjoy your music?
 
Oli Litner: “This band is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me. I’m a part of Generation Z, also known as generation anxiety, and high school is literally a teenage wasteland. I’m so ridiculously lucky that I play in Pushing Veronica, because whenever I notice something that drives me insane, I can channel my energy into a song rather than collapse in on myself like a lot of other high schoolers and some of my closest friends. Aside from all that sad sh*t, it’s the most fun I could ever imagine and my greatest passion! Every day working for the band is the best day of my life. We really do appeal to kids like us because of the social commentary in these songs, and a lot of our peers feel accepted and relate to our music! It’s an incredible feeling, because slowly we’re creating a community that takes a stand against all the absurd ideals of our world.”
 
Julien Silvås: “I feel different than everyone I go to school with, but being in this band makes me feel welcomed and proud to be who I am. I feel like it gives me purpose and priorities, because it fills up the void that forces a lot of my peers to turn to unhealthy behavior and substances.”
 
Brady Ward: “I really enjoy what we do, and it’s a really fun escape from the boredom of high school.”
 
Noah Rozansky: “Being in both high school and a band, there’s a great deal of added stress to keep up with high school drama, hormones, and schoolwork in addition to creating and practicing with the band. The band definitely helps me through it and my mental health struggles and provides me with an outlet for my untapped creativity. Many peers at our school are much more mainstream, listening to rap and pop artists such as Travis Scott or Ariana Grande, so our music isn’t as appealing to them. But there are certainly people who value the same things we do, and they connect to our outrageous but relatable songs. We love our niche group of fans with all our hearts!”
 
Is it hard to balance your time between schoolwork and band duties (writing, recording, playing shows, etc)?
 
Oli Litner: “It’s definitely a massive workload especially because I torture myself with AP courses, but we end up making time for everything. Having a purpose makes juggling studying for a final exam, editing a short film and being energetic enough to play a show possible in the same night. Music becomes an escape from the work we’d already have to do if we didn’t have this incredible band, so any added work is completely worth it and welcomed.”
 
Julien Silvås: “Not really a huge problem for me, I try to keep my school work load to a minimum so that I can primarily focus on the band and on the music but there are certain times when it can be difficult to organize both priorities and keep them from colliding with each other’s schedules.”
 
Brady Ward: “I have had trouble balancing the two because I took AP science courses and honors math, so I sometimes have large loads of work to finish in only a few days, and often had my weekends consumed with band activities.”
 
Noah Rozansky: “It’s an insane amount of work, keeping high GPAs as well as constantly bettering ourselves, but Pushing Veronica provides an unparalleled escape from reality that in turn improves my work ethic.”
 
How did you come up with your band name?
 
Band: “Veronica is the archetype of your modern high school girl who is pushed, prodded and pulled in every direction, by social media, shitty friends, and her own insecurities, making it almost impossible to find her true self. Society gives us two choices; To find the strength to push back and live life with purpose or collapse in on ourselves and support the same demons that are eating us alive. In Pushing Veronica, our purpose is to push our commentary and our characters like Veronica and Chad to the absolute limit to highlight the absurdity of the world around us, so we never lose sight of the truth.”
 
Your new music video single “Dead Girl” was recorded with the well-known photographer/videographer Dean Karr. What was it like working with him?
 
Oli Litner: “Working with Dean Karr was a blast! It made our heads spin. He’s incredibly gifted and the ideas he had for this video were those of a visionary. Our management reached out to Dean, he loved the song and sent us back a treatment where every member of the band was sharing the dead girl behind each other’s backs. We laughed our a**es off at all his shoot ideas and were stoked by the props, like the Willie Nelson gravestone and a giant stained-glass religious window. It was inspiring to work with someone so legendary and so driven. Dean is the ultimate pro, and such a genuine, sweet person.”
 
Julien Silvås *speaking in Scottish accent*: “I’ve known Dean Karr since I was a wee lad. I was introduced to him by my mother who had been his friend through her work. Working with him was truly an amazing and enlightening experience because of the attention to detail and work ethic he possesses. It really shines through in everything he creates.”
 
Noah Rozansky: “It was so insane we were going to work with Dean Karr! Being introduced felt surreal and working with him was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had and I’m so happy we got to work with someone so talented.”
 
What was your favorite part about filming the video? Did anything funny happen on set?
 
Oli Litner: “We shot the video at Dean’s house in the Hollywood Hills and there are probably 5 staircases up to his front porch. It rained that day and we had to carry a wall of guitar amps and all our gear up these stairs while it was pouring. The rain stopped soon as we got everything in the house. It was a perfectly absurd introduction to filming this weird-a** video.”
 
Julien Silvås: “The rain was the universe pissing on our plans to make the best music video ever, but we broke through the clouds and conquered. I loved seeing my bandmates die horribly. I also really loved the dinner scene where I’m killed by a giant baguette, because it was so perfect for me and I laughed my a** off watching it.”
 
Brady Ward: “My favorite part was when we were shooting the cover photo where we’re all dead, because Oli was torturing himself, tearing up for no reason. He was trying not to blink for like 10 minutes because he thought the camera could see his eyes, when he was just staring at the floor.”
 
Noah Rozansky: “My favorite part of filming was the bathtub scene. The scene was the first thing we filmed on the second day, so I started my day with a nice warm bubble bath. The funniest behind the scenes moment was probably all the wardrobe options. We went through dozens of outfits, including clear pants!”
 
What is the story behind “Dead Girl”?
 
Band: “The song is an insane ballad about romancing a dead girl, featuring the most outrageous lyrics we could think of. We draw parallels to our thoughts and the way we see our peers treating one another in school. In high school, we’ve noticed the trend is that nobody wants to be burdened with a relationship. It seems like people these days just want to hook up and move on with their lives with no strings attached. We think it’s important for people to be in real relationships, and not just use each other for their bodies. This song shows the darkest implications of those actions. If you’re gonna blindly hook up, the person you’re with could just as well be dead. We couldn’t help but stab that idea in the heart.”
 
If you could tour with any band, who would it be and why?
 
Oli Litner: “I would absolutely want to tour with PUP. They’re one of the hardest working bands in the world right now, and a constant inspiration. Stefan’s hilariously dark lyrics remind me of the way I see the world. I also think because PUP welcomes everyone and encourages individuality as well as using comedy and fun in their music, their fans are incredible and reflect that. It’s what we try to encourage and promote in Pushing Veronica and our Ballpit Rockers.”
 
Julien Silvås: “I also love PUP because they’re extremely talented musicians and amazing songwriters. Over the past couple of years, I’ve become a huge fan of the art that they create because of the close connection that their music has with my life. I feel like I can really relate, and I would really love to share my adventure with them.”
 
Brady Ward: “I would tour with the Voidz so I could hear ‘Business Dog every night.”
 
Noah Rozansky: “I would love touring with Friday Pilots Club and half·alive. While they aren’t the same genre as us, their songs are all amazing and they seem like such fun groups of people. FPC’s behind-the-scenes videos show an infectious quirkiness that I want to experience, and their shows look extremely energetic. half·alive has such amazing musicianship and their lyrics are super powerful, and I’d absolutely love to play with guys so talented every night.”
 
You’re off school for the summer, what do you have planned?
 
Oli Litner: “We’re gonna work baby! We’re going to finish our debut album and practice every day to be the best band we can possibly be! In our spare time, we’ve got a lit Dungeons and Dragons campaign and we finna (sic) throw down.”
 
Julien Silvås: “Work! Work! Work! On our debut album so that we can get on the charts and take over the world.”
 
Brady Ward: “I’m gonna sleep and rehearse with the dudes.”
 
Noah Rozansky: “Our summer is being spent recording and rehearsing tirelessly to become perfect musicians for whatever the future holds for us! My spare time is being used to keep the rest of the band from murdering everyone in D&D.”
 
If you overheard one fan talking to another after leaving a show of yours, what would you like to hear them say about the gig?
Band: “We would love our audience to feel as insanely happy as we do. We urge our fans to let their freak flags fly and be themselves, so we’d love if our fans could turn to each other and say they really felt comfortable in their own skin, and they felt alive in the ballpit. If they felt welcomed in our community and they were dancing their asses off, then our work is done.”
 
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(Photo Credit: Miranda Penn)

 

 
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