Shirts for a Cure Set Times

shirts_4a_cure Shirts for a Cure Announces Set Times For SXSW Free Show With The Bouncing Souls and Dillinger Four

Shirts for a Cure presents a FREE SXSW showcase on Friday, March 20th at Red 7. Doors open at high noon.

The A.K.A.’s 12:30 – 1:00
Ruiner 1:20 – 1:50
Darkest Hour 2:20 – 3:05
Dillinger Four 3:25 – 4:25
The Bouncing Souls 4:45 – 6:00

First come, first served – get here early for guaranteed admittance

Hoods Sign to ISR

Hoods sign worldwide deal with I Scream Records

I Scream Records is very proud to welcome Hoods to the family.
Hoods founded in Sacramento, CA, in 1995 by Mike Hoods have grown into a Hardcore institution. Their music is a call to arms for all of those who have grown tired watching Hardcore be exploited and bastardized. Mike Hood has used his years of experience to craft one of the most brutal and honest West Coast Hardcore bands ever.
Hoods have released several albums on a number of independents and now the long-awaited new album “Pit Beast” is set for release in May 2009.

“14 years and we’re still here. Still playing Hardcore, still having fun and bringing the mosh. I had no idea when I started Hoods if we would even last a year. With so many ups and many more downs we definitely made our mark. Not only for West Coast Hardcore but all over the world. I live, eat and breathe this music”. Mike Hood

Laurens says: “We are excited to join forces with Hoods in the year I Scream Records is celebrating its 15th anniversary. They’re one of the hardest working bands out there and a great addition to our roster”

Hoods are on tour in North America in April 2009 and will invade Europe in May 2009. Make sure to check ’em out at a venue near you.

www.myspace.com/sactohoods

Happy Aniversary

In case anyone is still alive, next month will be the 10 year anniversary of upstarter.com … that’s a long freakin’ time to be runnin’ a long con on the music industry. They send me stuff and I spew out some bogus opinion about it. Hell’s Yes! I rule! … Never the less, next month I will be re-issuing ancient reviews from 1999. I suspect that it’ll be a pandemonium like Y2K all over again. Hooray!

Stay Tuned
–Jerry Actually

Free SXSW Performance

The Shirts for a Cure Project is proud to announce this year’s SXSW day party will feature The Bouncing Souls, Dillinger Four, Darkest Hour, The A.K.A.’s and Ruiner. This will be the ONLY 2009 SXSW appearance by The Bouncing Souls, Dillinger Four and Darkest Hours. This FREE event will be held at Red 7 (611 East 7th Street) on Friday March 20th, doors open at noon sharp. Donations will be collected at the door and are strong encouraged.

There will be limited space at this event, so please arrive early to be assured entry.

Take a moment to peek at this year’s poster: www.syrentha.org/sxswposter2009.htm

The Aggrolites

Back in Studio for Fourth Album
Open for Michael Franti & Spearhead
Selected to Join Flogging Molly’s Green 17 Tour

“The Aggrolites are one of the most unique bands out there today. In an era where way too many groups sound the same, it’s nice to have a group that is like a breath of fresh air. Their tunes can turn any bad day into a good one and their lyrics will have you singing along in no time.” – Quinnipiac Chronicle (Oct. 2008)

The Aggrolites have returned to the studio to craft their fourth full-length album and follow-up to the acclaimed Reggae Hit L.A. (Hellcat Records). Recording at Kingsize Soundlabs in Los Angeles, and scheduled for release in May 2009, the new album is guaranteed to deliver even more of their signature hard-hitting, soul-infused reggae.

The Aggrolites join socially conscious roots rockers Michael Franti & Spearhead at the new Club Nokia at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles on January 31. Poet, musician and composer, Franti blends hip-hop, funk and reggae together with his outspoken political and progressive lyrics, and has gone on to become a worldwide million-selling artist and a leader in the peace and social justice movement. This show is part of Michael Franti & Spearhead’s 2009 Hey World Tour in support of All Rebel Rockers (Anti- Records), their first Top 40 album. This is the debut pairing of these two truly progressive bands with equally diverse and devoted fan bases. www.spearheadvibrations.com


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Punk Rock Bowling

Hey Folks,

We’re just about 5 weeks away for the best party all year long: The  11th ANNUAL PUNK ROCK BOWLING TOURNAMENT!! There are still rooms available, so please head over to www.punkrockbowling to book ’em  before they’re gone.

New venues and updated lineups for our shows are below.  Tickets can be purchased at www.punkrockbowling.com on the shows page:

FRIDAY JANUARY 16, 2009
Premiere Nightclub
3015 Fremont St, Las Vegas
Doors: 8pm / 18 and over / Full Bar with ID Bowlers get in for FREE / Free Shuttle buses Tickets $16 COCKNEY REJECTS THE DWARVES AMERICAN STEEL OFF WITH THEIR HEADS THE IGNORANT

SATURDAY JANUARY 17, 2009
Special Show
Tickets on Sale Dec. 15

SUNDAY JANUARY 18, 2009
Premiere Nightclub
3015 Fremont St, Las Vegas
Doors: 8pm / 18 and over / Full Bar with ID Bowlers get in for FREE / Free Shuttle buses Tickets $15 MANIC HISPANIC
CH3
THE BODIES
TILTWHEEL

**please note, if you previously purchased tickets we are working on  contacting you directly, or you can email: bowling@byorecords.com

See you Vegas!

Love,
PRB

MUZZY SIGNS WITH F.O.F LABEL GROUP/EMI

DEBUT EP ‘THE BOAT HOUSE SESSIONS’ TO HIT NOVEMBER 11, 2008

Still living in Aurora, Indiana, a small, rural burg on the Ohio River 15 miles outside of Cincinnati, where they all went to high school together, the band’s three members—bassist Nich Backman, guitarist Ricky Short and drummer Jason Reed gear up to release their debut on F.O.F Records/EMI, The Boathouse Sessions, the band’s five-song EP, recorded at the group’s boathouse rehearsal studio and produced by Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano (Jesse Malin/Anthrax) will hit the street and Internet on November 11 with a sting of tour dates to follow.

Listen to The Boat House Sessions at this link:
http://www.muzzymusic.com/industry/

The Boathouse Sessions runs the gamut from the track “Mindframe” that starts with a hip-hop riddim, segues into an industrial, robotic Devo vibe and ends up with a winding Ricky Dean Short guitar solo in its ode to “the man/who rolls the dice/tonight” and “the man/who pays the price/tonight.” “Cold” boasts a loping country beat, soulful harmonies and the reason for the EP’s parental advisory sticker in its Faustian confrontation: “There’s a man in the back/And he’s got a gun/And he looks fucking pissed.” “Pickle” builds to a rocking climax in its tale of a perverse moral dilemma—whether to save a girlfriend or a pitbull from drowning. “The Yellowest” offers an ‘80s new wave jangle to its tale of post-apocalyptic doom: “The threat is gone/We have to carry on/The world is spinning faster,” while “Carla” is a sweet love song tempered with ‘70s blue-eyed soul falsetto, equal parts the Bee Gees, Todd Rundgren and Hall & Oates.

Creating a sound that is definitely all their own Muzzy still manages to channel a musical resemblance to the grunge-pop of Weezer, the eclecticism of Ween, the musicianship of the Phish and, most importantly, the transcendent universality of the Beatles.

With the release of The Boathouse Sessions EP, Muzzy are ready to take their brand of rock out of the woods and into your homes. Today Aurora, tomorrow the world.

Look for a full CD release in the spring of 2009.

NEW OWNER RELAUNCHS INDIE UPSTART STANDBY RECORDS

Young music industry visionary Neil Sheehan has recently taken over independent label Standby Records (originally owed by Nick Moore of post hardcore act Before Their Eyes) and is gearing up to re-launch the label. Specializing in fresh, cutting-edge music and operating out of Los Angeles and Cleveland, Standby Records aspires to bring superior music to the masses having secured distribution through Victory Records/Sony/RED.

Standby Records is poised to make their mark on the modern day industry with their carefully selected roster of artists. Already slated for release this month, October 28 (iTunes only) Settle The Sky ‘Now That We’re Waiting’. Look for first quarter 2009 releases from Tonight Is Glory, Count Your Blessings, Freshman 15 and Australian buzz band Guns For Glory.

At 32 Neil Sheehan is already a music industry veteran, founder of HM-Live (www.hm-live.com) an Artist Development firm, the parent company of HM Management and Concerts, formerly Hardcore Marketing, Inc., Media Science Design and Chin Music Studios all located in Cleveland, Ohio. Sheehan is one of the industry’s youngest street marketing pioneers, as well as artist manager and concert promoter. At 26, he spearheaded the original Support Our Troops Concert which became the framework for Hardcore Marketing, Inc. Also in the world of management he is responsible for launching such acts as, Forever In Terror (Metal Blade Records), The Drama Summer (Eulogy Records), Beneath The Sky (Victory Records), Driver Side Impact (Victory Records), Epicurean (Metal Blade), Before Their Eyes (Rise), Dearestzazel (One Eleven Records), Luna Mortis (Century Media), A Perfect Murder (Victory), Last Chance To Reason (Tribunal), Dead Man in Reno (Candlelight), Dead Legend (Masquerade), Deception of a Ghost (Forsaken), The Burning Season (Eulogy), Heart Set Self Destruct (Masquerade) and (Guyz Nite (20th Century Fox) to name a few.

Heading the West Coast office will be new media pioneer Jon King bringing his boundless energy and extensive experience to the Standby Records family. Jon has an extensive background in new media, music marketing and artist relations. With stints at Total Assault and M80 Music Marketing firms and Mediaskare Records already under his belt, Jon is also the former editor at Loudside.com