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LA Rockers BUDDERSIDE Search for “The Truth” In Latest Music Video Single Out Today, 5/27, via oneRPM

DT: MAY 27, 2022

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

BUDDERSIDE
SEARCH FOR
“THE TRUTH”
IN NEW “OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD” MUSIC VIDEO

WATCH HERE

FOUNDING MEMBER/VOCALIST PATRICK STONE
DISCUSSES ‘LOANING’ BAND’S MEMBERS & SHARES TRUE MEANING OF BAND’S NAME IN EXCLUSIVE Q&A

Los Angeles-based rock outfit BUDDERSIDE beg to find the truth of life and its meaning with their new single “The Truth” out today, Friday, May 27, across all digital streaming platforms. Stream/download it at https://onerpm.link/TheTruthBudderside. Vocalist, songwriter and founding member Patrick Stone seeks out these answers in the song’s music video filmed at a valley in Santa Barbara nearby where his Mother used to live. Watch “The Truth” music video, directed by Vicente Codero, streaming below or via YouTube HERE.

STONE elaborated on the inspiration for “The Truth” stating: “My mother’s home use to sit at the top of the valley where we filmed the video in Santa Barbara. I’ve seen some of the most beautiful flowers and sunsets in my life there and had always thought it would be an amazing place to shoot. I remember sitting on her porch, it was like a theatre to watch God paint every day and night. It’s the exact opposite of where you’d expect to see this song explained. The truth is– no pun intended–that this song is so dark it’s dangerous to focus on its lesson. Hopefully, sharing it this way will allow listeners to lean into the grove and dual guitar solo more than its honest lyrics. For once, I’m actually happy to avoid explaining and more devoted to distracting with the visuals. It had to be daunting somehow, though, and I got fixated on the rapture and how insane that would be to see. Religious beliefs are not our brand, but what lies beyond the stars and the secrets we keep played out well into this story.”

Read a Q&A below with Stone on new music, how the band’s name was formed and on how other rock bands keep borrowing the band’s musicians.

The Truth” is one of the many highlights on the band’s upcoming and as-yet-untitled album. Due this fall via oneRPM, it was recorded with producer Matt Good (Asking Alexandria, Hollywood Undead). “The Truth” follows the devilish single “Never Worth It” which made its radio debut on KLOSNew & Approved with Matt Pinfield” radio show earlier this month. Previously released singles include the mental health awareness oriented “Too Far,” the self-questioning “Ghostlighting” (and its Scooby Doo-inspired music video) and the album’s debut anthemic track “Voices.”

BUDDERSIDE is rounded out by a talented group of handpicked musicians who after being enlisted by Stone have been poached by some of rock’s top acts to lend their skills on tour and recording duties. Guitarist Sam “Bam” Koltun can be seen playing on tour with hard rock outfit Dorothy and glam rock/metal icons Faster Pussycat. Bassist Gabe Maska was cast as the lead role of Kurt Cobain for the Las Vegas rock show “27.” In addition, guitarist Logan Nikolic can be seen touring with rock singer Diamante, who are currently opening for Shinedown.

Q&A with BUDDERSIDE’s
PATRICK STONE

Can you share how BUDDERSIDE’s new album compares to past releases? What inspired or led to those artistic/style changes and why?

STONE: “It’s finally the music I’ve always wanted BUDDERSIDE to be. Not that my heart and soul isn’t in everything that came before, but the whole band being as talented as they are really makes a difference in the writing, the music and the vibe. I also blame our entertainment lawyer and close friend, Eric German. He had the balls to tell us what wasn’t working and wasn’t afraid to be completely blunt. I’ve always respected Eric and the artists he works with and instead of letting his advice break me, it set me on fire.”

You worked with producer Matt Good on the new album who’s worked with a lot of mainstream radio rock acts including Asking Alexandria and Hollywood Undead. Can you share how he may have added to developing BUDDERSIDE’s overall sound on the album? What did he bring to the table that you felt differed from past producers?

STONE: “Eric German introduced us to Matt and BUDDERSIDE quickly became his band, too. He demands greatness and constantly challenged us with styles and sounds we were uncomfortable with. It was exactly what we needed. Going in, I was completely hopeful a metamorphosis would happen, and it did. He’s hands-on about every detail and we don’t move forward until we all agree it’s perfect. We landed in a very unique and radical space with the new sound. “

“His style is what makes him stand out from the rest. Matt is producing what hasn’t been done before. He’s the leader in his genre if you ask me. I love the bands he’s worked with, and you can tell the difference in the songs they’ve recorded with him and those without. He brings that special energy. Something about me changed and you can hear it in the new music. My preconceived notions about vocals dissolved from technique to truth. I was like a guitar being plugged into an amp for the first time. Everything was on 11. Putting Matt Good’s name on ours is one of our proudest achievements.”

What inspired you to write “The Truth”?

STONE: “The truth. Pun intended this time. What the f*ck does this life mean? What are we doing here? What happens next? I’m suffering. Life seems to be one struggle on top of another and I don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m constantly afraid the next thing is going to push me over the edge. Have I lost sight of who I am? My bandmates believe in me and writing this song together helped me see I’m not alone. We all want to know. Give me the truth! Killing ourselves to mean something to someone, for something.”

If you had the chance to be abducted by a UFO, would you take the plunge? Why or why not? If so, what truths would you expect to find from such an experience?

STONE: “Definitely. I’d expect to find exactly that, ‘the truth.’ To know the truth and to unlock the great mystery would be extremely exciting and yet bring abundant peace.”

This has got to be your most asked question but you’ve shared different answers in previous interviews—for once and for all, will you tell us what the name ‘Budderside’ means and why you chose it for the band?

STONE: “There is no exact answer. What does life mean? Answer that and you’ve described its definition. How about the “F” word? Use BUDDERSIDE like you use that word and you get it. If you can explain it, you ain’t got it! Narrow minded people don’t get it. Lemmy got it and that was good enough for me. The people that understand me and accept me for who I am are behind the name. To challenge that is a fight you will lose. You could say Gandhi or Einstein are strange rolling off the tongue, but not once you understand what they stood for. Once you understand us, you’ll see it and say it differently, like we do. It’s the name of a very meaningful rock band.”

When people see/hear the name Budderside, what do you think they think the band sounds like? What do you want them to think?

STONE: “I would expect them to be very curious. When they hear it, I want them to be totally blown away.”

Knowing that you handpicked the members of the band, how does it feel now that other large rock bands have been ‘borrowing’ them for tours, etc?

STONE: “Dorothy thanked me backstage last night for letting her ‘borrow Sam’ for her recent tour. I’m sure she knows she didn’t have to say that, but she did anyways and made me feel really good about it. I love her talent and her songs, and she deserves the very best. She knows that’s exactly what Sam is. I’m really proud to be a part of BUDDERSIDE. BUDDERSIDE is Sam’s band just as BUDDERSIDE is Logan’s band, who’s opening for Shinedown in arenas every night with Diamante currently… and that’s where we belong. Five fingers of a hand clawing its way into the life we deserve, together.”

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Photo Credit: Mathias Fau

ABOUT BUDDERSIDE:

BUDDERSIDE was formed by STONE following his stint as vocalist of Adler’s Appetite, after receiving encouragement from the late Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead who he worked for as part of his infamous ‘road crew’ and was also a close friend. Lemmy signed them to his own label, Motörhead Music and they released their self-titled debut album in 2016. The band released their sophomore album Spiritual Violence in March 2021 via Motörhead Music/ Silver Lining Music which was recorded by legendary producer Jay Baumgardner (Bush, Godsmack, Papa Roach) and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage) with guest appearances from Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell and Butcher Babies vocalist Carla Harvey.

BUDDERSIDE has toured extensively in the U.S. supporting acts including Motörhead, Slayer, Anthrax and L.A. Guns as well as being featured on international festivals including Rocklahoma, Wacken Open Air, Motörboat, Malmö Festival and the Monsters Of Rock cruise.

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Nashville-based Alternative Rock Artist J.D. HUGGINS Share Music Video For “Who Have You Become”; Debut Album ‘Head Full Of Monsters’ Due 7/11

DT: MAY 26, 2022

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

NASHVILLE-BASED ALTERNATIVE ROCK ARTIST
J.D. HUGGINS
REVEALS MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE
“WHO HAVE YOU BECOME”
OUT DIGITALLY THIS FRIDAY, MAY 27

WATCH IT HERE

DEBUT ALBUM
‘HEAD FULL OF MONSTERS’
DUE JULY 1 VIA
STRUGGLE JENNINGS’ ANGELS & OUTLAWS RECORD LABEL

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J.D. HUGGINS’ combination of Southern blues and dirty alternative rock is exemplified in his newest single “Who Have You Become” which takes an introspective look at oneself with its probing lyrics, “Who have you become, what are you hiding from? HUGGINS debuted its music video via YouTube yesterday (May 25) which depicts him playing a dual role cross-examining himself dressed in opposing light and dark clothing. Watch it streaming below or HERE.

Who Have You Become” will be featured on HUGGINS debut album, HEAD FULL OF MONSTERS, out July 1 via Struggle JenningsAngels & Outlaws record label. Pre-orders will go live on Friday, May 27 at this link: https://onerpm.link/headfullofmonsters. The album was led with three previous singles, “Where We Come From,” “Cage” and title track “Head Full of Monsters,” which features guest vocals from labelmate Caitlynne Curtis.

HUGGINS was raised in the Appalachian Mountains in a small town in Georgia where he spent his time fishing, hunting, camping and teaching himself how to play the guitar. Born into a musical family, he began songwriting at an early age taking influence from his surroundings. He then moved to Nashville to front the southern rock band Heathen Sons who released two full-length albums and an EP and received notoriety for their single “Temporary Queen” which was featured on the hit ABC show “Blood & Oil.” Before disbanding in 2019, the band was seen performing with acts including Nikki Lane, Jericho Woods, Whiskey Myers, Will Hoge, Leah Blevins and Goodbye June, as well as appearing at Whiskey Jam and SXSW.

J.D. Huggins – “Who Have You Become” Official Music Video

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Detroit Rock Band KALEIDO Reveal Horror-themed Music video for “RUN”; Share Top 10 Favorite Songs From Horror Movies

DT: MAY 26, 2022

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

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DETROIT HARD ROCK BAND
KALEIDO
SHOW THEIR FANGS IN HORROR-THEMED MUSIC VIDEO FOR
“RUN”
OUT FRIDAY, MAY 27 ON ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS
PRE-SAVE IT
HERE

BAND ANNOUNCE HOMETOWN GIGS ON 5/27 & 5/28;
SHARE LIST OF “TOP 10 FAVORITE SONGS FROM HORROR MOVIES”

“Run” Single Artwork

KALEIDO unleash their combustible and catchy signature blend of hard rock, pop punk and alternative music with a biting new single “Run” due this Friday, May 27 across digital platforms. The 2x Detroit Music Award-winning band have revealed a horror-movie inspired music video for the track which was premiered yesterday (5/25) via Metal Injection who described it as “catchy-as-hell” and lauded its “pretty huge” chorus. Watch the “Run” music video, directed by Tom Flynn (Lamb of God, All That Remains, Body Count), now via YouTube or streaming below. Pre-save/add “Run” on your preferred streaming platform here: https://lnk.to/KaleidoRun. To go along with the video’s haunting theme, KALEIDO shared a list of their “Top 10 Favorite Songs From Horror Movies” which can be found below.

“Every step of the process, from beginning to end, in creating the song and music video has been exhilarating,” shares unabashed frontwoman Christina Chriss. “From the moment we began writing ‘Run,’ riding high off the energy from just completing three months on the road touring, we knew there was something special and captivating about the song. We’re huge fans of all things horror and spooky, so we were in our element making the music video and it allowed us to bring our love of that world to life.”

KALEIDO – “RUN” Official Music Video

KALEIDOChriss (vocals), Joey Fava (drums), Cody Morales (bass) and Drew Johnston (guitar)–will perform “Run” for the first time to hometown audiences this weekend with two shows: Friday, May 27 at Diesel Concert Theatre in Chesterfield, MI and Saturday, May 28 at The Music Factory in Battle Creek, MI. The band were last seen touring in fall and winter of last year as direct support for Sebastian Bach, who handpicked them after discovering them via YouTube. Previously the band has shared the stage with acts ranging from Aerosmith, Slash and Kid Rock to Butcher Babies, Halestorm, Twenty One Pilots and Rob Zombie in addition to appearances at Kiss Kruise Shiprocked!, SUMMERFEST and more.

KALEIDO shared a deluxe edition of their critically acclaimed breakthrough album EXPERIENCE in 2020 which debuted at #11 on Soundscan s “Top New Artists Albums” chart and earned the band various TV placements including promo spots for the MLB team, Pittsburgh Pirates. Its hit single “Die Tryin’” peaked at #22 on Billboard’s “Rock Indicator” charts and reeled in over 200k streams.

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KALEIDO’s “Top 10 Favorite Songs from Horror Movies”

“We all know the most famous horror themes of all time (Halloween, Jaws, The Exorcist, etc.) so we wanted to dig a little deeper and pick 10 of our favorite songs from horror movies. As huge horror fans, these songs stand out and have influenced us in our lives and in our music. While creating the music video for our new single ‘Run,’ many of these horror films served as inspiration for our own concept. We’ve grown up with most of these classic films and they’re not only nostalgic, but they also hold a special place in our dark, creepy little hearts.”

10. From Autumn to Ashes – “The After Dinner Payback” (Freddy vs Jason)
“This was one of the songs that turned us on to heavy music early on, and hearing it paired with the battle between two of the most iconic horror movie slashers of all time is super epic.”

9. Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Free Bird” (The Devil’s Rejects)
“Already one of the most well-known songs of all time, hearing it play during that final scene in The Devil’s Rejects brought it to a whole new level. Now every time we hear the song, we imagine that ending of the movie.”

8.  Ramones – “Pet Semetery” (Pet Sematary)
“We love that the Ramones wrote the title track for the 1989 Steven King film adaptation of Pet Cemetery. This was one of the first scary movies we watched as kids, and it gave us nightmares!”

7. Huey Lewis And The News – “Hip To Be Square” (American Psycho)
“Patrick Bateman’s dialogue critiquing Huey Lewis, followed up by the brutal murder while the song plays, is easily one of the most horrifying yet hilarious horror movie scenes of all time.”

6. Luniz – “I Got 5 On It” (Us)
“The eerie synth line starting the song pairs perfectly with Jordan Peele’s story in ‘Us,’ and it’s really cool how he brings the song back in throughout the movie.”

5. Dokken – “Dream Warriors” (Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors)
“Another written-for-film song, Dream Warriors, is a classic 80’s hair metal banger. The title track, ‘Dream Warriors’ is also one of our favorite sequels in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The music video featuring Dokken flipping the script and haunting Freddy is pretty awesome as well.”

4.  Dream Widow – “Lacrimus dei Erbium” (Studio 666)
Studio 666 is one of our favorite new horror films and features one of our favorite bands, the Foo Fighters. Watching ‘evil’ Dave Grohl rip through the doomy guitar riff in the film was killer! We watched this movie not long before shooting our music video and it was really inspiring. RIP to the late, great, Taylor Hawkins.”

3. Blue Oyster Cult – “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” (Halloween [1978])
“Easily one of the greatest horror movie scores ever, John Carpenter’s Halloween is our most beloved horror film of all time. ‘The Reaper’ really sticks out, as it’s one of the only songs by a band in the entire movie.”

2. KISS – “God of Thunder” (Rob Zombie’s Halloween)
“As big fans of KISS, it was cool to hear this song playing in young Michael Myers’s room in Rob Zombie’s reimagining of Halloween. We grew up loving KISS, so it was pretty funny to see our favorite horror icon as a fan as well.”

1. Gerard McMahon – “Cry Little Sister” (The Lost Boys)
“The Lost Boys was a huge inspiration for us while creating our music video for ‘Run.’ We wanted to give a nod and pay homage to one of our favorite movies. The song ‘Cry Little Sister’ is synonymous with The Lost Boys, it’s a pairing of two classics and so universally loved.”

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DIMESTORE DOLLS Share Music Video for “You Are The Fix” co-written with late Fountains of Wayne bassist/songwriter Adam Schlesinger

DT: MAY 26, 2022

FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER, KELLY WALSH/ SRO PR

RIOT GRRRL SINGER-SONGWRITER & GUITARIST
KELLY BUCHANAN
CELEBRATES FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE’S JODY PORTER BIRTHDAY (MAY 25)
WITH NEW DIMESTORE DOLLS SINGLE
“YOU ARE THE FIX”
CO-WRITTEN WITH FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE’S LATE BASSIST/SONGWRITER
ADAM SCHLESINGER
AND FEATURING BAND’S SURVIVING MEMBERS AS GUESTS

WATCH THE STOP-MOTION ANIMATED CLIP (INCLUDING LIVE PERFORMANCE FOOTAGE)
HERE

DIMESTORE DOLLS ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘WOOLY MAMAS’ DUE JULY 22

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“C’mon, Jody Porter, do it to me again
You are the fix, my only fix, gimme some of what you got”
– lyrics from “You Are The Fix”

To celebrate the May 25 birthday of her close friend, Fountains of Wane guitarist Jody Porter, Riotgrrl, singer-songwriter and musician KELLY BUCHANAN is releasing a special homage to him with the infectious single “You Are The Fix” by her latest musical endeavor, DIMESTORE DOLLS. The track was co-written with their mutual friend–the late Fountains of Wayne bassist and songwriter Adam Schlesinger prior to his passing in 2020 due to complications from COVID-19. The surviving members of Fountains of Wayne also contributed to the song: lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Chris Collingwood and drummer Brian Young provide guest vocals and the song’s subject, Porter, plays lead guitar as well as lending vocals. “You Are The Fix” will be available on all digital platforms Friday, May 27. Watch its stop-motion animated music video created by Stefano Bertelli/Seen Film (Counting Crows, Barenaked Ladies) HERE or streaming below. It was premiered yesterday, May 25, via Rock & Roll Globe and includes live performance footage from Dimestore Dolls and Fountains of Wayne, along with personal photos of Buchanan and Porter.

You Are The Fix” is the lead single from DIMESTORE DOLLS’ debut album WOOLY MAMAS due out July 22. The album marks Buchanan’s return to music after she suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2008 while playing street hockey; it was so severe that it has taken her the past decade to re-learn to walk, overcome difficulty with speaking caused from the injury and rebuild her other skills, including singing and playing instruments. Buchanan has shown great tenacity despite harrowing obstacles she’s endured throughout her life including narrowly escaping from being sold into sex trafficking after being held captive by relatives of her host family while studying abroad in South America after high school. Overcoming these traumatic experiences led her to pursue a career in music and graduate from the esteemed Berkelee College of Music in Boston and develop a solo career in NYC which resulted in the release of her critically acclaimed 2005 album BASTARD DAUGHTER.

Based out of Lancaster, PA, DIMESTORE DOLLSBuchanan (lead vocals, lead & rhythm guitar), Christy Engel (drums), Scott Frenchek (bass/keyboards/vocals), Jeanette Stillman (vocals), Mollie Swartz (vocals), and Chris Whalen (rhythm guitar/vocals)—will perform a hometown record release show on Saturday, July 23 at Tellus 360 followed by additional stops throughout the weekend in NYC and Boston. Full dates are as follows:
7/23 – Lancaster, PA – Tellus 360
7/28 – New York, NY – The Bowery Electric
7/29 – Somerville, MA – The Burren

DIMESTORE DOLLS – “You Are The Fix” Official Music Video

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AWOLNATION To Air ‘Feeling It Out…’ Conversation with ELOHIM in collaboration with The Jed Foundation (JED) Tonight (5/25) @ 5pm PT/8pm ET

DT: MAY 25, 2022

FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR

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AWOLNATION
SHOWCASE HEALING POWERS OF MUSIC
IN “FEELING IT OUT” CONVERSATION WITH
‘MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, MY COVERS AND ME’
GUEST MUSICIAN ELOHIM
IN COLLABORATION WITH
THE JED FOUNDATION (JED)

CONVERSATION TO AIR THURSDAY, MAY 26 AT 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET
TUNE IN
HERE

Diamond-selling alternative act AWOLNATION’s most recent release—a covers and collaborations album, MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, MY COVERS AND ME—was released via Better Noise Music earlier this month with the aim to illustrate the healing power of music and to celebrate the collaborative spirit of the artistic community. AWOLNATION founder Aaron Bruno crafted each of the album’s 11 tracks on songs that have influenced his life and reimagined each with at least one acclaimed musical artist with whom shares a personal connection.

To align with May being National Mental Health Awareness month, Bruno has formed a collaboration with The Jed Foundation (JED), a leading mental health nonprofit, to share a one-on-one conversation with one of the album’s guests—DJ, producer and singer-songwriter Elohim—on mental health, music and their collaborative cover of Harvey Danger’s 1997 single “Flagpole Sitta.” Bruno commented: “This song directly tackles mental health and it was Elohim’s idea originally. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about mental health awareness and advocacy, and she is one of my best friends.”

The conversation will be simulcast on AWOLNATION, Elohim, and JED’s YouTube and Instagram pages on Thursday, May 26 at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT. Visit this website to see all viewing platform links HERE. The talk is part of Bruno’s ongoing commitment to raising awareness for mental health throughout the album’s release. Bruno is also making a generous donation to JED’s mental health awareness efforts.

MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, MY COVERS AND ME is available to stream and download across all platforms and variants HERE.

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MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, MY COVERS AND ME Tracklisting

  1. Beds Are Burning (featuring Tim McIlrath of Rise Against)
  2. Eye In The Sky (featuring Beck)
  3. Take A Chance on Me (featuring Jewel)
  4. Maniac (featuring Conor Mason of Nothing But Thieves)
  5. Just A Friend (featuring Hyro The Hero)
  6. Material Girl (featuring Taylor Hanson of Hanson)
  7. Wind of Change (featuring Brandon Boyd of Incubus & Portugal. The Man)
  8. Waiting Room (featuring Grouplove)
  9. Drive (On digital only)
  10. Flagpole Sitta (featuring Elohim)
  11. Alone Again (featuring Midland)

To follow the covers project, AWOLNATION is currently working on a new album with original music, after most recently celebrating the 10th anniversary celebration of the group’s platinum debut album Megalithic Symphony, which spawned the rare DIAMONDcertified “Sail,” and the release of their 2020 album Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders. The band have also announced a headlining U.S. tour this fall with special guests Badflower and opening act The Mysterines. Dates are as follows:

October 06 – Salt Lake City, Utah – The Complex
October 7 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
October 8 – Omaha, Nebraska – Barnato
October 10 – Minneapolis, Minnesota – Fillmore
October 11 – Kansas City, Missouri – Uptown Theater
October 13 – Chicago, Illinois – The Riviera Theatre
October 14 – Columbus, Ohio – KEMBA Live! Indoor Pavilion
October 15 – St. Louis, Missouri – The Pageant
October 16 – Newport, Kentucky – Ovation
October 18 – Detroit, Michigan – The Fillmore Detroit
October 19 – Cleveland, Ohio – Agora
October 21 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Stage AE
October 22 – New York, New York – The Rooftop at Pier 17
October 23 – Boston, Massachusetts – House of Blues
October 25 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Fillmore
October 26 – Silver Spring, Maryland – Fillmore
October 28 – Atlanta, Georgia – Tabernacle
October 29 – Charlotte, North Carolina – The Fillmore Charlotte
October 31 – Nashville, Tennessee – Brooklyn Bowl
November 2 – Tulsa, Oklahoma – Cain’s Ballroom
November 4 – Houston, Texas – Bayou Music Center
November 5 – Dallas, Texas – Southside Ballroom
November 6 – Austin, Texas – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
November 8 – Albuquerque, New Mexico – Revel
November 9 – Tempe, Arizona – Marquee Theatre
November 11 – Los Angeles, California – Hollywood Palladium
November 12 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Brooklyn Bowl
November 13 – Oakland, California – Fox Theater
November 16 – Portland, Oregon – Roseland Theater
November 18 – Seattle, Washington – Moore Theater

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ABOUT AWOLNATION

Since its formation by multi-talented musician and songwriter Aaron Bruno in 2010, AWOLNATION has redefined alternative music. With multiple radio hits at the alternative format, including 8 Top Fives and 2 Number Ones, the act has inarguably already made a permanent mark, not just in their genre, but across modern music. Most notably, the chart-topping, record-breaking, diamond-certified track “Sail” created a reference soundscape for a myriad of hits in the last decade. That song launched a career that already spans four albums. Megalithic Symphony, the platinum debut LP that also produced the gold certified “Not Your Fault” and two other Top 10 US singles. Sophomore album Run arrived in 2015, and the follow-up, Here Come The Runts, came in 2018. Then entering a creative partnership with current label Better Noise music, the band’s fourth full-length album, ANGEL MINERS & THE LIGHTNING RIDERS, featuring the hit single “The Best,” was released on April 24, 2020, and features collaborations with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. In their positive review of the project, AllMusic calls it, “an energetic, fun, and compulsively listenable set that distills the best of what AWOLNATION can do: making pop-savvy, dance-friendly, alternative rock anthems that are not bound to traditional genre conventions.”

That boundary breaking of genres continued in Bruno’s creative calling, even more so as the world shut down in 2020. While quarantining, Bruno had the idea to celebrate music unapologetically with a team of talented friends – new and old. The result is the upcoming album My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers and Me, a collection of unexpected yet passionately crafted covers and collaborations. Launched with the first single in January 2022, a powerful rendition of “Winds of Change,” featuring Portugal the Man and Brandon Boyd of Incubus, the project offers a sonic experience that takes listeners inward on a retrospective journey and outward on a collective celebration. The homage paid to each song’s original artist is just as fun to dive into as the mutual respect heard in every note from both AWOLNATION and guests.

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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 (formerly Eleven Seven 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, AWOLNATION, All Good Things, 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, Paris, Toronto and Sydney.

In 2021, Better Noise Music dominated Billboard’s Year End charts in the rock space, landing at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Label charts and ranked as one of the top Mainstream Rock Label for the year.

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Eliana Nunez – eliana@betternoise.com


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Set List from May 2001 (Gill Coliseum, Oregon)

Here’s a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers set list from May 2001 (Gill Coliseum, Oregon) that Mary Klauzer of East End Management faxed to Mitch Schneider back then to share with the press. Mitch always dug when Tom played the slow + moody “It’s Good To Be King” like he did on this night. When Mitch first heard his ‘Wildflowers’ album, he told Tom that he thought “…King” could be a really big hit.  Mitch remembers Tom saying, very matter-of-factly,  “that won’t happen.” Tom explained that the song’s double minor chords right at the top (E minor, A minor) worked against it being a big hit. He was right, but the song, released as the album’s third single, still made a pretty good showing. It reached No. 6 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart + peaked at No. 68 on the Billboard Hot 100.  “It’s good to be king, if just for a while/To be there in velvet, yeah, to give ’em a smile.”


Vintner Grill: Playful American Dishes With Flavors from Spain, France + Italy in Comfortably Elegant Surroundings

If you drive down Charleston Blvd. in Summerlin looking for Vintner Grill, good luck because you won’t find it. Which is annoying if you haven’t been there, but if you’ve dropped in before, you might feel a certain smugness about knowing its hideaway location, nestled among a few office buildings just north of Charleston. 

The restaurant is comfortably elegant, modern + spacious with multiple areas in which to dine plus there’s a big outside patio. It should be pointed out that Vintner Grill is gorgeously lit, and there’s something to be said for restaurants with sympathetic lighting. Who doesn’t want to look ageless, especially when the pandemic has messed with all of us?

This was our second visit to Vintner, and it was absolutely packed on a Thursday night. The menu—“American dishes infused with flavors from Spain, France and Italy —is instantly inviting + imaginative, and the well-trained servers sell it well. 

The two appetizers we had are highly recommended: pan seared crabcakes, with tarragon cream sauce, and the oven-roasted beets with lavender goat cheese. You can easily detect the chef’s playfulness touch, which was also evident in the braised lamb bolognese with black pepper tagliatelle, truffle ricotta + grated nutmeg. The other entree—Mediterranean sea bass with meyer lemon buerre blanc—was perfectly tender + subtly hit the right notes. 

Noting how fresh + flavorful the appetizers + entrees were, it would’ve been criminal to leave without ordering dessert, and the mix of textures in the apple pie tart with caramel sauce + ice cream was dazzling. It’s the kind of life-affirming dessert that should be served to dictators in order to make them rethink pressing the nuclear button. 



THE SWEET THINGS Announce ‘Brown Leather’ Record Release Shows in NYC, Philadelphia, Nashville & Atlanta

DT: MAY 23, 2022

FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER, KELLY WALSH / SRO PR


THE SWEET THINGS
ANNOUNCE ‘BROWN LEATHER’ RECORD RELEASE SHOWS
IN NYC, PHILADELPHIA, NASHVILLE & ATLANTA

NEW ALBUM DUE JUNE 3
VIA WENDIGO PRODUCTIONS NYC/ SPAGHETTY TOWN RECORDS


“From trashy rock n’ roll to blues to country to soulful ballads…a perfect balance between Saturday night debauchery and Sunday morning regret.
Faster and Louder, (5/24/2019)

To celebrate the release of their sophomore album BROWN LEATHER out June 3 via Wendigo Productions NYC/Spaghetty Town Records, freewheeling New York rock band THE SWEET THINGS will perform a series of record release shows kicking off with a hometown gig at The Bowery Electric in NYC on the album’s release date followed by stops in major cities including Nashville, Atlanta and Philadelphia. Full dates are listed below.

Recorded with producer Matt Chiaravalle at the iconic FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL (Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, and Wilson Pickett) with finishing touches added in NYC’s Flux Studios and Mercy Sound, BROWN LEATHER is an 11-song sweet mix of twangin’ bangin’ country blues, bluesy country and Southern rock and roll that tells timeless tales that sound familiar yet fresh at the same time. BROWN LEATHER features founding members Dave Tierney (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) Sam Hariss (bass/vocals) alongside new members Tobin Dale (guitars) and Hector Lopez (drums) with a specially curated lineup of guest musicians including Rob Clores (The Black Crowes, Jesse Malin), Dave Eggar (Paul Simon, Patti Smith, Pete Seeger), Dana Athens (Jane Lee Hooker) and more.

THE SWEET THINGS have shared two of the album’s tracks so far—the potent title track “Brown Leather” and the bluesy, soulful ballad “Ya Know I Don’t Mind”—both of which were accompanied with two successive music videos filmed by award-winning director Video Rahim (Mastodon, Blackberry Smoke).

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BROWN LEATHER Track listing

1. Brown Leather
2. Ya Know I Don’t Mind
3. Ride It Home
4. Keep On Movin’
5. Ain’t Got Enough Room (In My Heart)
6. Cold Feet
7. Familiar Face
8. It Hurts Me Too
9. Mentholated Blues
10. Problematic Life
11. SRide The River

*Guest musicians include Rob Clores (piano & organ) – tracks 1-10, Brian Hurd (harmonica) – tracks 1, 8 & 9, Arno Hecht (saxophone) – tracks 1 & 6, Larry Etkin (trumpet) – tracks 1 & 6, Julie Acosta (trumpet) – track 7, Dave Eggar (cello) – track 5, Dana Athens (vocals) – tracks 1,4,5,6,8 & 10, Tessa Grady (vocals) – tracks 4 & 10, Liza Colby (vocals) – track 10, Audrey Wilson (vocals) – track 10, Dina Regine (vocals) – track 7, Kelley Swindall (vocals) – track 7 and Cid Scantelbury (vocals) – track 10.

THE SWEET THINGS Record Release Show Dates:

Friday, 6/3 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Electric
Saturday, 6/4 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
Friday, 6/10 – Nashville, TN @ Eastside Bowl
Saturday, 6/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

Find more about on THE SWEET THINGS online at:
FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM
PR ASSETS: http://sropr.com/portfolio/the-sweet-things/

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For press inquiries, please contact:

SRO PR
Mitch Schneider / mschneider@sropr.com
Kelly Walsh / kwalsh@sropr.com

 


TASH SULTANA: New Album Out 6/3; North American Tour Launches 6/10; Livestream of Sold-Out Red Rocks Show 6/12

DATE: MAY 19, 2022

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER

Tash Sultana Press PhotoPhoto credit: Ben McFadyen

TASH SULTANA:
NORTH AMERICAN 2022
‘TERRA FIRMA’ HEADLINING TOUR
TO COINCIDE WITH RELEASE OF
‘MTV UNPLUGGED, LIVE IN MELBOURNE’ ALBUM
OUT JUNE 3

DATES KICK OFF
JUNE 10 IN LAS VEGAS,
WITH SOLD-OUT SHOWS IN
NEW YORK, BOSTON, LOS ANGELES,
RED ROCKS, OAKLAND, SEATTLE AND MORE
WORLDWIDE FANS CAN EXPERIENCE THE
RED ROCKS GLOBAL LIVESTREAM
VIA FLYMACHINE ON JUNE 12

TASH SULTANA, the gender fluid multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, producer and engineer, will return to North America for a headlining tour that kicks off June 10 in Las Vegas at The Chelsea. These dates coincide with the June 3 release of the album MTV UNPLUGGED, LIVE IN MELBOURNE on Mom + Pop (see the track listing below).

Marking their first concerts here in three years, the run includes sold-out shows at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Sandy, UT (Sandy Amphitheater), New York City (The Rooftop at Pier 17), Portland, ME (State Theatre), Boston, MA (House of Blues), Victoria BC (Royal Theatre BC), Forest Grove, OR (McMenamins Grand Lodge), Seattle (Paramount Theatre), Oakland (Fox Theater) and Los Angeles (Hollywood Palladium).

The Red Rocks show sold out in just five minutes and marks a triumphant return for TASH, who previously sold out the historic venue on their 2019 tour. To highlight this appearance, TASH wanted to ensure that fans who were unable to attend the show would be able to experience the performance via a just-announced live stream. TASH says, “For those who can’t be there I hear you LOUD AND CLEAR, RED ROCKS GLOBAL LIVESTREAM: Join the virtual crowd and catch my sold-out Red Rocks show live–from anywhere–on Flymachine! You can invite your friends + watch the show together with your cameras on.” Get your pass now at fly.live/tash using promo code: TERRAFIRMA22.”

The tour also includes stops in Chicago, Philadelphia, the Bonnaroo Music Festival (June 19) and more. These dates follow TASH’s 2022 global ‘Terra Firma’ shows in the United Kingdom and Europe this past March/April with TASH set to return there for additional shows set for September.

“Finally, after 3 years I get to come back to North America,” TASH says. “Just wait to see what I have in store. I’ve been working on this new show since 2020 and I’ve been patiently waiting to bring it to the world. Now it’s my time,” says TASH.

This run will see TASH SULTANA performing their sophomore album Terra Firma in North America for the first time as well as hits from Notion EP and Flow State, while also expanding the groove into new territories. SULTANA has remained tight-lipped about what the new show may include but has promised it’s an extension of ‘what already is’ and what they are best known for.

The MTV UNPLUGGED album powerfully shines a light on TASH’s body of work and underlines their impact as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer and mixer. By being so multi-faceted and talented—in a way that brings to mind Prince—nothing gets in the way of TASH’s artistic vision.

The MTV UNPLUGGED, LIVE IN MELBOURNE album track listing is as follows:

01 Musk
02 Big Smoke
03 Mystik
04 Sweet & Dandy
05 Pretty Lady
06 Crop Circles
07 Greed
08 Willow Tree
09 Blame It On Society
10 Coma
11 Dream My Life Away
12 Flume
13 Notion

TASH SULTANA has been dubbed one of the hardest working music exports in Australia. Selling over 500’000 tickets globally in 2019 alone, they are back to make their mark on the world. Their #1 ARIA-charting sophomore album Terra Firma arrives three years after ARIA-winning debut album Flow State–which spawned the 2x Platinum single ‘Jungle’ and the Platinum-selling single ‘Mystik’ as well as accumulating over 1billion worldwide streams.

TASH’s 2022 North American dates are as follows:

Date City/State Venue
6/10 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
6/11 Sandy, UT Sandy Amphitheater SOLD OUT
6/12 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre SOLD OUT
6/14 St. Paul, MN Palace Theatre
6/15 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
6/17 Cleveland, OH The Agora Theatre
6/18 Newport, KY Promowest Pavilion at Ovation
6/19 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/21 Pittsburgh, PA Roxian Theatre
6/22 Buffalo, NY Asbury Hall at Babeville
6/24 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
6/25 Washington, DC The Anthem
6/26 New York, NY Pier 17 SOLD OUT
6/28 Portland, ME State Theatre SOLD OUT
6/29 Boston, MA House Of Blues SOLD OUT
6/30 Montreal, QC Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
7/2 Sherbrooke, QC Sherblues and Folk Festival
7/4 Toronto, ON HISTORY
7/5 Toronto, ON HISTORY
7/7 Quebec City, QC Festival d’été International de Québec
7/8 Ottawa, ON RBC Ottawa Bluesfest
7/10 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Folk Festival
7/12 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Convention Centre
7/15 Victoria, BC Royal Theatre SOLD OUT
7/16 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
7/17 Forest Grove, OR McMenamins Grand Lodge SOLD OUT
7/19 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre SOLD OUT
7/21 Oakland, CA Fox Theater SOLD OUT
7/22 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
7/23 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium SOLD OUT
7/24 Pomona, CA Fox Theater

CONNECT WITH TASH SULTANA
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM
SPOTIFY | APPLE MUSIC | YOUTUBE

For press inquiries, please contact SRO PR:

Marcee Rondan, marcee@sropr.com
Mitch Schneider, mschneider@sropr.com

 


Hard Rock Group COLD KINGDOM Share Black-And-White Performance Music Video for New Single “Agony”

DT: MAY 19, 2022

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

COLD KINGDOM
SHARE BLACK & WHITE MUSIC VIDEO FOR
“AGONY”

WATCH IT HERE

BAND MAKE DEBUT “WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE” PERFORMANCE ALONGSIDE STEEL PANTHER;
SHARE UPCOMING TOUR & FESTIVAL DATES

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Credit: Brad Gunnarson

Minneapolis-based hard rock band COLD KINGDOM revealed the second sampling of new music from their upcoming as-yet-untitled album due this summer via oneRPM with the kinetic single “Agony” last Friday, May 13 across digital streaming platforms. The track is currently featured on Loudwire’s ‘Weekly Wire: Best New Rock + Metal Songs of the Week’ Spotify playlist. Today, May 19, the band have shared a black-and-white live performance-style music video for “Agony” which premiered this morning via YouTube. Stream/watch it below or at this link: https://onerpm.link/agony.

“The video for ‘Agony’ is focused on black-and-white footage with a raw, performance-based feel to it,” shares guitarist/founding member Evan Ogaard. “It utilizes the band performing the song in a small, enclosed space and includes full band shots as well as close-up shots of individual members. The room is completely dark save for a few spotlights and narrow beams of light all directed at the front of the band in order to enhance the feeling of claustrophobia and chaos.”

COLD KINGDOMElissa-Marie Ogaard (vocals), Evan Ogaard (guitar), Jason Michael (bass) and Chris Morley (drums)—made their debut Welcome To Rockville appearance for the festival’s kickoff ceremony last night (5/18) on the DWPresents stage alongside Steel Panther and Moon Tooth. The band have previously brought their “lethal combination of fury, rock and emotion” (Rock 94.5) to stages alongside the genre’s top acts including Shinedown, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Saving Abel, Puddle of Mudd and Nonpoint and festivals including Northern Invasion, RockFest and Summerfest. A list of upcoming shows is below.

COLD KINGDOM premiered their anthemic radio single “Criminal” featuring Danny Case of From Ashes To New earlier this year via Outburn Magazine. The track is making its way up Billboard’s Active Mainstream Rock charts and is currently at #49. Stream it here: https://onerpm.link/criminal.

 

COLD KINGDOM Tour Dates:

5/21 Akron, OH – The Vortex
7/9 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
7/23 Walker, MN – Moondance Jam (Bret Michaels, Candlebox)
8/5 Appleton, WI – Mile of Music Festival

Find COLD KINGDOM online at:
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | SPOTIFY

PRESS ASSETS: www.sropr.com/portfolio/cold-kingdom

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For press inquiries, please contact:
SRO PR
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com


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