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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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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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!”
See it here: http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/278/14219/Mushroomhead.html
Mushroomhead will hit the studio this winter to start recording a new CD slated for attacked in early 2009.
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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.
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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!