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Rap Duo STL GLD Previews New Album With The Video For “PNYBOY The Hustler”

June 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Rapper Moe Pope has received the Boston Music Awards honor as Best Rap Artist for two years running, and he has collaborated with producer The Arcitype for a collaborative project they call STL GLD. Their album My Monday Morning Music (MMMM) comes out via AR Classic/Brick Records on August 12th, and they have just released the brand new video for the album track “PNYBOY The Hustler.”

Video | “PNYBOY The Hustler”

The video for “PNYBOY The Hustler” has a decidedly artistic perspective. Moe Pope explains “”I gave this song to a classically trained modern dancer , with no explanation or rules attached and This was the final result of that  moment, this is why I love art.”

My Monday Morning Music features 17 tracks and boasts collaborations with a slew of up-and-coming artists in a wide variety of genres, including MC Dutch Rebelle and Dua Boakye, lead singer of rock/funk giants Bad Rabbits. An iTunes preorder for the album goes live on 7/15.

My Monday Morning Music Track Listing:

1. Sunrise (feat. Tea Leigh)
2. Shine (feat. John Robinson, SPNDA & June Lyfe)
3. Zombies (feat. Ruste Juxx & Reks)
4. Bastard (feat. Jake Mehrmann & Chris Klaxton of Tan Vampires)
5. Dreams (feat. Anonymous)
6. War (feat. Dua of Bad Rabbits)
7. Sid Vicious
8. Rock Me Part III (feat. Fran-P & Anonymous)
9. Conquest (feat. Dua of Bad Rabbits)
10. Again
11. Everyday (feat. Chris Klaxton)
12. PNYBOY The Hustler
13. Cocaine
14. Ovrdose
15. They Want Murder (feat. Dutch Rebelle & Ash White)
16. Farewell (feat. Jake Mehrmann of Tan Vampires)
17. GLD

About Moe PopeMoe Pope is an indie hip-hop artist, songwriter and contemporary painter. As a lyricist, Pope chronicles the stories of his life and his community by touching upon subjects like fatherhood, relationships, and the human condition.

Pope released his first record One in 2001 as a member of San Francisco Bay-area group Mission (now Crown City Rockers), and has released several albums since. 2010’s critically acclaimed Life After God earned a spot on iTunes Rewind’s Top 10 Albums of 2010 and was voted Boston Herald’s Top Local Hip Hop Album of 2010. In addition to assorted local features, he landed a cover and feature story in Stuff Magazine.     

About The Arcitype The Arcitype first established himself in the hip-hop scene while studying at Boston’s Emerson College. In the last decade, he has worked with a variety of artists including Action Bronson, Chiddy Bang, Kool G. Rap, Planet Asia, Scarface, Vinny Paz and more.
 
The Arcitype currently owns his own label, AR Classic Records, as well as his own studio, The Bridge Sound & Stage with business partner (and former Emerson professor) Owen Curtin, and has since built the studio’s reputation into one of the premier studios and the Hip Hop epicenter of Boston. He has been signed to the legendary label Duck Down Music, and has proven himself to be one of Hip Hop’s strongest up and coming producers.

Chet Faker’s North American Headlining Tour Begins Today!

May 13, 2014 Leave a comment

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” insisted that funk can carve its own digital future.” –New York Times

“supple grooves and silky croons”Washington Post

“He has undeniable charisma and a distinct voice that’s effortlessly soulful.”Paste Magazine

“Cigarettes & Loneliness” named one of “The 24 Songs Every Man Should Listen To In 2014” – Esquire Magazine

“1998” Video | Audio Stream

“Talk Is Cheap” Video | Audio Stream

Australian singer & producer Chet Faker has been building a name for himself both in the US and abroad over the last few years. His recently released debut album Built On Glass (Downtown Records/Future Classic) has been garnering praise, and fresh off a sold out UK & European tour, he is set to kick off his headline North America tour today with a sold out show at Brooklyn, NY’s Output. He has already sold out most other dates on the tour including a second New York show, two Los Angeles dates at The Roxy, shows in Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego and more, and upgraded to a larger room due to demand in Boston.

Latest track “1998” has received raves from the likes of NPR Music, Esquire & Stereogum, and followed the release of single “Talk Is Cheap”–a track that crystallizes Faker’s wide-reaching aesthetic into a singular vision, fusing languid soul, classic songwriting intimacy, house music immediacy and the dusty thump of golden age hip-hop. Since the release of “Talk Is Cheap” in mid-February, it has received well over 3 million combined streams on YouTube & Soundcloud.

An artist of considerable range, Chet Faker-the name taken by the Melbourne-based songwriter and producer Nick Murphy-performs all of his own music, giving it a warm, homespun feel that also sounds like one of the world’s sultriest bands cranking at full steam. More information on all shows including ticket links, can be found at: http://chetfaker.com/shows

 

 

CHET FAKER NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR DATES

 

May 13 Brooklyn, NY – Output –SOLD OUT

May 14 Boston, MA – Paradise

May 16 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

May 19 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton –SOLD OUT

May 20 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall –SOLD OUT

May 22 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge –SOLD OUT

May 23 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club –SOLD OUT

May 24 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival, George Amphitheatre

May 26 San Francisco, CA – The Independent –SOLD OUT

May 27 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy –SOLD OUT

May 29 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy –SOLD OUT

May 30 San Diego, CA – Casbah –SOLD OUT

May 31 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom

Jun 04 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Chet Faker Releases Debut Album “Built On Glass” & Animated Video For “1998”

May 9, 2014 Leave a comment

“an immensely appealing blend of airy club music, ’80s pop, and melancholy singer-songwriter sounds. The song is superb, and its video is equally intriguing”Stereogum re: “1998”

“a wistful, warped song by up-and-coming electronic, R&B artist Chet Faker”NPR Music, “All Songs Considered” re: “1998”

” It insisted that funk can carve its own digital future.”New York Times

“He has undeniable charisma and a distinct voice that’s effortlessly soulful.”Paste Magazine

Chet Faker has been building a name for himself both in the US and abroad over the last few years, and just released his highly anticipated debut album Built On Glass on Downtown Records/Future Classic. The Australian producer & singer also just released the beautifully stark animated video for “1998.” The video premiered on Stereogum, following the premiere of the song on NPR Music’s All Songs Considered last week. Directed by Domenico Bartolo and animated by Grace Lee, the visual links to classic house/rave music of the late 80s, combining references to Keith Haring and the psych-tinged but minimal art of the era. It also combines a narrative of the central character morphing into new forms as old relationships end.   

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“1998” follows the release of single “Talk Is Cheap,” a track that crystallizes Faker’s wide-reaching aesthetic into a singular vision, fusing languid soul, classic songwriting intimacy, house music immediacy and the dusty thump of golden age hip-hop. Since the release of “Talk Is Cheap” in mid-February, it has received close to 3 million combined streams on YouTube & Soundcloud.

An artist of considerable range, Chet Faker-the name taken by the Melbourne-based songwriter and producer Nick Murphy-performs all of his own music, giving it a warm, homespun feel that also sounds like one of the world’s sultriest bands cranking at full steam. Look for him to kick off his headline North American tour on May 13 for a performance in the round at Brooklyn’s Output. More information on all shows including ticket links, can be found at: http://chetfaker.com/shows

CHET FAKER NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR DATES 

 

May 13 Brooklyn, NY – Output

May 14 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

May 15 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall

May 16 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

May 17 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

May 19 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton

May 20 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

May 22 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

May 23 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club

May 24 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival, George Amphitheatre

May 26 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

May 27 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

May 29 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

May 30 San Diego, CA – Casbah

May 31 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom

Jun 01 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress

Jun 03 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

Jun 04 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Jun 06 Dallas, TX – Club Dada

Jun 07 Austin, TX – The Paris

BRAND NEW VIDEO FROM LEGENDARY INTERNATIONAL HARD ROCKERS SCORPIONS HAS EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE PREMIERE ON USA TODAY.COM

January 17, 2014 Leave a comment

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SCORPIONS fans worldwide can check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of the brand new live performance video for “Holiday” on USA Today.com. The never-before-seen (or heard) video was recorded during the beautifully orchestrated stripped-down concerts that became SCORPIONS’ forthcoming CD/DVD and Blu-Ray release, MTV UNPLUGGED, but does not appear on any configuration of the releases.

“Holiday” |  On USA Today.com

Due out in North America on January 21st, material from MTV UNPLUGGED is taken from SCORPIONS’ first-ever “MTV Unplugged” show and features new acoustic versions of their best-loved classic hits, as well as five brand new songs. MTV UNPLUGGED will be available in North America as a deluxe CD + DVD package and as a Blu-Ray, and is being released in 50 countries, a testament to the German band’s iconic status worldwide.

Recorded and filmed on September 11th and September 12th of last year,  SCORPIONS MTV UNPLUGGED was culled from two dynamic acoustic sets at the Lycabettus Theatre in Athens, Greece. The spectacular open-air theatre, situated 300 meters above the city, was an impressive backdrop for the first-ever open-air show in the history of “MTV Unplugged” (the theatre also shares a birth year with SCORPIONS themselves, having been built in 1965.). In other news, SCORPIONS are still in the midst of their epic Farewell World Tour; the tour has been going on for more than three years now. To the delight of their fans there is no end in sight, as to date the band has only played 23 out of the 38 countries planned on the itinerary.

SCORPIONS are Klaus Meine (vocals/guitar), Rudolf Schenker (guitars/vocals), Matthias Jabs (guitars), Pawel Maciwoda (bass) and James Kottak (drums); additional musical support on MTV UNPLUGGED includes contributions from Swedish musicians and producers Mikael Nord Andersson (guitars, mandolin, lap steel, vocals) and Martin Hansen (guitars, harmonica, vocals). The duo is also responsible for the arrangements on MTV UNPLUGGED.

SCORPIONS are one of the most successful international hard rock bands of all time, selling upwards of 75 million records worldwide and playing more than 5,000 concerts in 80+ countries globally. Formed in Germany in 1965, the band has come to be known for their colossal radio and MTV hits “Rock You Like A Hurricane,” “No One Like You” and “Wind Of Change,” as well as their status as international rock ambassadors. VH1 ranked SCORPIONS as the #46 Artist on the “Greatest Artists Of Hard Rock” special, while “Rock You Like A Hurricane” came in at #18 on VH1’s “Greatest Hard Rock Songs”. The band recently received a star on the Hollywood Rock Walk in Los Angeles. To date, the Scorpions have released 18 studio albums and 5 live records.

Los Lonely Boys Announce Release Of New Album, “Revelation”

December 19, 2013 1 comment

Image“We decided to call this album Revelation because we want to make music that reveals something to people about their lives and their world,” says Jojo Garza. He’s talking about the upcoming release by Los Lonely Boys, the Grammy-winning trio that the bassist/vocalist shares with his brothers Henry (vocals, guitar) and Ringo (drums, vocals). “As musicians and artists, we’re here to connect with people, and to share our view of things.”

Revelation – to be released January 21st, 2014 on the band’s own LonelyTone imprint Jan. 21, 2014, in association with the respected Austin-based indie Playing in Traffic and MRI – is a landmark release for the siblings. While maintaining the infectiously melodic mix of bluesy rock ‘n’ roll and rootsy brown-eyed soul that’s long endeared Los Lonely Boys to its fiercely loyal fan base, Revelation adds an expansive range of new sonic elements, e.g. the conjunto touches of “Blame It On Love,” the reggae groove of “Give A Little More,” the rustic acoustic textures of “It’s Just My Heart Talkin’ and the baroque pop elements of “There’s Always Tomorrow.”

“We’re always trying to broaden our horizons and advance musically, and that’s something that we were very conscious of in making this record,” Jojo states. “We’re always looking for new ways to communicate and reach people, so we experimented with a lot of different sounds and production approaches.”

Toward that end, the brothers also collaborated with an eclectic cast of co-writers in assembling the dozen new original songs that comprise Revelation, including alt-country icon Radney Foster, in-demand pop tunesmiths Matthew Gerrard and David Quiñones, Black-Eyed Peas collaborators George Pajon Jr. and Keith Harris, and Raul Pacheco of Ozomatli.

If you’re a sports fan, you can hear songs from Revelation already. “Rule The World” has been licensed to ESPN’s Monday Night Football as well as the NFL on Fox, while “Can’t Slow Down” has been licensed to NASCAR for all race programming. You’ll also be able to hear an older LLB track in the upcoming film “American Hustle,” which co-stars Academy Award winners Jennifer Lawrence and Christian Bale.

Revelation also marks Los Lonely Boys’ first recording work since Henry Garza sustained serious injuries in a fall from the stage during a February 2013 performance in Los Angeles, necessitating a lengthy and ongoing recovery period.

“We nearly lost Henry, man, and that was a big change for us,” Jojo acknowledges. “The whole experience was a wake-up call for us. It made us rethink every aspect of our lives and our careers, and it reminded us of what’s really important to us.”

The long-time road warriors have just recently returned to the stage to promote Revelation, and the tour will hit the U.S. mainland in early February, hitting a ton of major markets. See below for tour dates, as well as pre-order information for Revelation.

LOS LONELY BOYS 2014 TOUR DATES 

Jan. 24 Maui HI | Cultural Center

Jan. 25 Honolulu HI | Aloha Tower Market Place

Jan. 26 Kauai HI | Kilohana Plantation

Jan. 30 Tokyo Japan | Liquid Room

Feb. 1 Nogoya Japan | Club Quattro

Feb. 2 Osaka Japan | Shangri-La

Feb. 4 San Francisco CA | Independent

Feb. 6 Los Angeles CA | Troubadour

Feb. 7 San Juan Capistrano CA | Coach House

Feb. 8 Chandler AZ | Center for the Arts

Feb. 9 Flagstaff AZ | Orpheum

Feb. 11 Beaver Creek CO | Vilar Center

Feb. 12 Boulder CO | Boulder Theatre

Feb. 13 Taos NM | KTAOS/Solar Center

March 19 Boston MA | Paradise

March 20 Portland ME | Asylum

March 21 Tarrytown NY | Music Hall

March 22 Uncasville CT | Wolf Den

March 24-26 New York NY | City Winery

March 28 Norwalk CT | Concert Hall

March 29-30 Annapolis MD | Rams Head

April 1 Washington DC | Hamilton

April 2 Wilmington DE | World Café

April 3 Millville NJ | Levoy Theater

April 4 Glenside PA | Keswick Theatre

April 5 Harrisburg PA | Whitaker Center

April 22 Carmel CA | Sunset Center

April 23 Napa CA | Uptown Theatre

April 24 Fresno CA | Tower Theater

April 26 Laughlin NV | Harrahs  w/Los Lobos

April 27 Pauma Valley CA (San Diego CA) | Pauma Casino

April 29 Portland OR | Aladdin Theater

April 30 Spokane WA | Knitting Factory

May 1 Snoqualamie WA  (Seattle) | Casino

May 3 Phoenix AZ | Cinco de Mayo Fest

May 4 Spring TX | Crawfish Fest

May 9 Tulsa OK | River Spirit Casino

June 19 Dulce NM | Blues Fest

June 29 Aurora IL | Blues on the Fox Festival

July 20 El Paso TX  | Music under the Stars

Revelation Track Listing:

1) Blame It On Love

2) Give A Little More

3) It’s Just My Heart Talkin’

4) There’s Always Tomorrow

5) So Sensual

6) Familia

7) Don’t Walk Away

8) Can’t Slow Down

9) Dream Away

10) The Greatest Ever

11) Rule The World

12) Everything About You

buzz ‘stache: Legendary International Hard Rockers SCORPIONS’ “MTV UNPLUGGED” Track List Revealed

December 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Scorpions Press PicThe track listing for legendary international hard rockers SCORPIONS’ new offering MTV Unplugged has just been revealed. Please see below for the complete list of songs on the CD and DVD. Due out in North America on January 21st, 2014, material from MTV Unplugged is taken from SCORPIONS’ first-ever “MTV Unplugged” show and features new acoustic versions of their best-loved classic hits, as well as five brand new songs. MTV Unplugged will be available in North America as a deluxe CD + DVD package and as a Blu-Ray. MTV Unplugged is being released in 50 countries, a testament to the German band’s iconic status worldwide. Click here to access the cover of MTV Unplugged.

Recorded and filmed just a few months ago on September 11th and September 12th of this year, SCORPIONS’ MTV Unplugged was culled from two dynamic acoustic sets at the Lycabettus Theatre in Athens, Greece. The spectacular open-air theatre, situated 300 meters above the city, was an impressive backdrop for the first-ever open-air show in the history of “MTV Unplugged” (the theater also shares a birth year with SCORPIONS themselves, having been built in 1965, the same year the band formed). In other news, SCORPIONS are still in the midst of their epic Farewell World Tour; the tour has been going on for more than three years now. To the delight of their fans there is no end in sight, as to date the band has only played 23 out of the 38 countries planned on the itinerary.

SCORPIONS are Klaus Meine (vocals/guitar), Rudolf Schenker (guitars/vocals), Matthias Jabs (guitars), Pawel Maciwoda (bass) and James Kottak (drums); additional musical support on MTV Unplugged includes contributions from Swedish musicians and producers Mikael Nord Andersson (guitars, mandolin, lap steel, vocals) and Martin Hansen (guitars, harmonica, vocals). The duo is also responsible for the arrangements on MTV Unplugged.

SCORPIONS are one of the most successful international hard rock bands of all time, selling upwards of 75 million records worldwide and playing more than 5,000 concerts in 80+ countries globally. Formed in Germany in 1965, the band has come to be known for their colossal radio and MTV hits “Rock You Like A Hurricane,” “No One Like You” and “Wind Of Change,” as well as their status as international rock ambassadors. VH1 ranked SCORPIONS as the #46 Artist on the “Greatest Artists Of Hard Rock” special, while “Rock You Like A Hurricane” came in at #18 on VH1’s “Greatest Hard Rock Songs”. The band recently received a star on the Hollywood Rock Walk in Los Angeles. To date, SCORPIONS have released 18 studio albums and 5 live records.

SCORPIONSMTV Unplugged track listing:

CD:

  1. Sting In The Tail
  2. Can’t Live Without You
  3. The Best Is Yet To Come
  4. Dancing With The Moonlight – new song
  5. Delicate Dance – new song
  6. Love Is The Answer – new song
  7. Follow Your Heart – new song
  8. Send Me An Angel
  9. Where The River Flows
  10. Rock You Like A Hurricane
  11. Rock & Roll Band
  12. Blackout
  13. Still Loving You
  14. Big City Nights
  15. Wind Of Change
  16. No One Like You

 

DVD:

  1. Sting In The Tail
  2. Can’t Live Without You
  3. Pictured Life
  4. Speedy’s Coming
  5. Born To Touch Your Feelings
  6. The Best Is Yet To Come
  7. Dancing With The Moonlight – new song
  8. In Trance
  9. When You Came Into My Life
  10. Delicate Dance – new song
  11. Love Is The Answer – new song
  12. Follow Your Heart – new song
  13. Send Me An Angel
  14. Where The River Flows
  15. Passion Rules The Game
  16. Rock You Like A Hurricane
  17. Hit Between The Eyes
  18. Drum-Athenica
  19. Rock N’ Roll Band – new song
  20. Blackout
  21. Still Loving You
  22. Big City Nights
  23. Wind Of Change
  24. No One Like You

When The Smoke Is Going Down

live ‘stache: Against Me! Announce Winter 2014 Headlining Tour

December 4, 2013 Leave a comment

STREAM “FUCKMYLIFE666”: (Via SoundCloud)

Against Me Band PhotoAgainst Me! have announced their upcoming Winter 2014 headlining tour. Hitting the road in advance of the release of their highly-anticipated sixth full-length album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, the 22-date tour begins on Tuesday, December 31 in Pittsburgh, PA at the Altar Bar and will visit markets such as Cleveland, OH on Saturday, January 4, Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, January 9, Birmingham, AL on Friday, January 17, Nashville, TN on Sunday, January 19, and will culminate in a performance at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Sunday, January 26. Support on the entire run will be provided by The Sidekicks and The Shondes, and more information on tickets can be found on Against Me!’s official website.

Against Me! have also recently released the first song from the upcoming full-length. Titled “FUCKMYLIFE666,” the track was recently released on Against Me!’s acoustic

True Trans EP but receives the full-band treatment on the upcoming album that will be released through the band’s own Total Treble label in North America on Tuesday, January 21 (Resist Records will release in Australia and Xtra Mile Recordings to the rest of the world.)

 

Transgender Dysphoria Blues is now available for pre-order through iTunes HERE, and those ordering the album will receive an instant download of “FUCKMYLIFE666” with their purchase. Additionally, a physical presale for the album can be found in the Total Treble webstore, which offers exclusive vinyl and bundles not available anywhere else.

 

Transgender Dysphoria Blues is the intense follow-up to the Against Me!’s previous full-length album, White Crosses, and stands as another major benchmark for the band and its career spanning 10+ years. Recorded at Studio 606, Earth Sound Studio, Motor Studio, Total Treble Studio and mixed by Billy Bush (Garbage, Muse, Tegan and Sara), Transgender Dysphoria Blues is an insightful and highly-provocative 10-song offering written by frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, whose material examines one’s grappling with gender dysphoria, the loss of a young friend and pure self discovery, as well as love and ultimate acceptance. Featuring Grace’s signature, explicit songwriting and dominant vocals, the album also features longtime guitarist/vocalist James Bowman, drummer Atom Willard and Fat Mike of NOFX on bass for “FUCKMYLIFE666” and “Unconditional Love.”

 

With its lineup firmly in place that includes new bassist Inge Johansson, Against Me! will be making the following appearances during December and January. Tour dates below.

 

DECEMBER

31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar

 

JANUARY

02 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection

03 – Newport, KY – The Historic Southgate House

04 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom & Tavern

05 – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom

07 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

08 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

09 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade

10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony

11 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon

12 – Virginia Beach, VA – The Jewish Mother

14 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

15 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

16 – Greenville, SC – The Handlebar

17 – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre

18 – Memphis, TN – The New Daisy Theatre

19 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge

21 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club

22 – Jacksonville Beach, FL – Freebird Live

24 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre

25 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theater

26 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

 

Against Me!: Official Website | Facebook |Laura Jane Grace’s Twitter|Total Treble Records