For Los Angeles-based punk band Black President, all it took was one song, penned by guitarist and founder Charlie Paulson and titled “Last F__king Hope,” to detonate a musical explosion. Black President self-titled debut out now on Cobra Music.
“With Black President, a hot hard band with attitude AND a message, Paulson’s finally found a perfect fit”
–My Fox LA
After finishing up a successful trek on the Vans Warped Tour 08 and a stint of hometown dates Black President is gearing up for a full national tour with TSOL kicking off January 23, 2009 in Pomona, CA.
“The journey that Black President takes you on is full of twists and turns that any roller coaster designer would be proud of”
The buzz continues to grow as the band recently garnered a featured artist spot on myspace music and an appearance on Dave Navarro’s SpreadTV on maniaTV:
It has been a long time since a punk rock band with something to really say about the status of the world we live in has come along and shaken the foundations of the scene
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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
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
Tickets on Sale Dec. 15
SUNDAY JANUARY 18, 2009
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
**please note, if you previously purchased tickets we are working on contacting you directly, or you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you Vegas!
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF “SAVE US”
BAND ON TOUR NOW
NEW ALBUM COMING 2009
Mushroomhead one of the more unique and adventurous alternative metal outfits to ever emerged on the scene gears up for the DVD release of Volume 2, on October 28, 2008 on Filthy Hands/Megaforce Records. It’s the highly anticipated follow-up to their 2005 DVD release Volume 1. The new DVD features 2 ½ hours of pure mayhem featuring exclusive never before seen content, live footage from the past three years on their “Savior Sorrow” tour, music videos including Headbanger’s Ball 2007 Video Of The Year “1200,” “Simple Survival,” and the band’s brand new video “Save Us.” Other extras include video commentary, behind the scenes footage and band antics.
Check out the new video “Save Us” from the forthcoming DVD to premiere exclusively on The Gauntlet.com Thursday October 23.
Director Steve Felton states “it’s like wonka vision on mushrooms, video psycho therapy for the masses. Save us from ourselves!”
Mushroomhead will hit the studio this winter to start recording a new CD slated for attacked in early 2009.
Available Only On 10/31/07
Brooklyn-based multi-genrist Tim Fite will release a new free, Halloween-centric recording via his website (www.timfite.com) on October 31st, 2008. Available for one day only, the innovative song cycle entitled ding dong Ditch comes at the culmination of his tour with Man Man and will be celebrated with a special Halloween show at the Starlight Ballroom in Philadelphia.
Fite says “I will be handing out more candy on Halloween this year, and all the bad kids are excited!!!”
Last year Fite had a bowl full of It’s Only Ketchup – his first haunting collection of Halloween music up for one day only for free, featuring such spine tickling classics as “We Look Good Together,” a sweet song about switching body parts with his love. The EP received over 12,000 downloads in one day as several influential blogs wrote of his intention to put the work up for a single day, or as Fite told Spinner.com “I am choosing ‘treat’…or is it ‘trick’?” Yet, the abrupt going-away of the EP left fans scrambling to find the songs elsewhere on the web.
This year Fite is adding a few more songs to his costume clad repertoire in the form of a brand new EP ding dong Ditch – a bone crunching, titty twisting examination of the less savory rituals of Hallows Eve. If you have ever hurled an egg at a neighbor, stolen candy from a baby, dug a shallow grave, or been disappointed by a box of raisins ding dong Ditch is the soundtrack for your Halloween mischief!
Stay tuned for more news on Fite’s recent proper release for ANTI- Fair Ain’t Fair which has received rave reviews in SPIN, Filter, and Alternative Press, and which he’ll continue to tour behind in the US and Australia.
CATCH THEM AND NOTHINGTON
+ A TON OF OTHER BANDS AT THE FEST!
ALL SHOWS WITH TILTWHEEL, FORMER CELL MATES
11/02/08 Gainesville FL @ The Fest 7
11/03/08 Atlanta GA @ Drunken Unicorn
11/04/08 Chattanooga TN @ J.J.’s Bohemia
11/05/08 Asheville NC @ Emerald Lounge
11/06/08 Athens GA @ Transmetropolitan
11/07/08 Jacksonville Beach FL @ Landshark Cafe
11/08/08 Tampa Fl @ Transitions art gallery @ S.P.O.T
11/09/08 Orlando FL @ Redlight Redlight
Frankie and the gang are back! They’ll be making their first stop at this year’s The Fest, followed by more shows. These appearances are rare, so go drown
your sorrows and check em out!
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:
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.
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