My Life With Thrill Kill Cult

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Iconic Industrial Legends MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT hitting the road in celebration of their 30th Anniversary with a 24 date tour commemorating their iconic Wax Trax! albums Confessions of a Knife and I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits, commencing October 5th! Joining Groovie Mann and Buzz McCoy will be Mimi Star on bass, “Bomb Gang GirlArena Rock, and drummer Bradley Bills from the Austin band CHANT.

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Hailing from Chicago’s renowned Wax Trax Records stable of bands, THRILL KILL KULT creators Groovie Mann (lead vocals) and Buzz McCoy (keys/production) have been conjuring up sonic tales of blasphemy, sexcapades and kitschy horror for over 25 years. Their sound is a concoction of experimental, disco, rock, new wave, lounge and glam, interlaced with their signature “sampled dialogue” – a reflection of the duo’s musical influences, and insight into the their taste in cinema. In fact, the original intent was to write and produce a trashy B-movie in the style of John Waters and Russ Meyers. Yet without much film experience and access to video equipment, the project was scrapped, only to be transformed into a musical group of the same name – something both had more expertise in. Groovie (Franke Nardiello) fronted the late 70’s Chicago bands The DT’s and SPECIAL AFFECT, as well as singing for the post-punk British outfit DROWNING CRAZE. Buzz (Marston Daley) attended Berklee College of Music in 1979, but soon realized a formal education in jazz piano was not for him. He picked up the guitar, and began performing with a variety of “art-punk” type groups in the Boston music scene before relocating to Chicago in 1987.

The early years of TKK were spent touring extensively with an entourage of musicians, performance artists, and a back-up trio of voluptuous, singers/dancers dubbed the BOMB GANG GIRLZ. The shows had a “Cabaret From Hell” vibe, arousing the curiosity of the kids and the media, establishing the group as one of America’s premier “industrial-dance” acts.

The band’s popularity among the underground club scene was fueled by hard-hitting dance tracks with titles like Kooler Than Jesus, Do You Fear For Your Child, A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed By A Make-Believe Lover Cuz It’s Hot (featuring punk poet chanteuse Lydia Lunch), and A Daisy Chain 4 Satan. The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was appalled.

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Their third album SEXPLOSION (1991) spawned the chart-topping radio savvy song Sex On Wheelz, which quickly gained the attention of the major labels, and the band signed to Interscope Records in 1992. Like all of their releases, the album had an overpowering cinematic quality, so it wasn’t surprising when Hollywood also took notice. They found themselves writing for an assortment of soundtracks like Paul Verhoeven’s “Showgirls” and animator Ralph Bakshi’s “Cool World.” In 1994, they stepped in front of the camera for a cameo in the cult classic “The Crow” to perform the song After The Flesh. More recently TKK was written into the story line of the 2013 film “Sexy Evil Genius”. Kult music can be heard frequently in movies, television and cable shows, like HBO’s long running, “Real Sex” series, Showtime’s “Californication”, and last summer’s indie flick “Crazy Eyes”.

But it doesn’t end with studio, film and TV; Groovie and Buzz still take to the road extensively, along with their rotating cast of dubious characters. Over the years, the band has shared billing with a diverse group of acts such as Siouxsie And The Banshees, Lords Of Acid, Ministry, EMF, Marilyn Manson and KFMDM to name but a few.

MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT’S sound has always been fearlessly experimental and has become hugely influential to many artists today. They continue to morph and stretch the fabric of music and as we know it, always remaining true to the KULT and true innovators.

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We were in attendance for the Oklahoma City stop of this tour.  There was a very good turn out, especially considering it was a Tuesday night.  It was a very eclectic group gathered for this show.  There were several people in costume for the evening.  Once the lights went out and the band took the stage, the crowd went crazy.  It was obvious that TTK has gained a huge following over their 30 years together.  One fan was wearing a “The Crow” t-shirt which was a nod to the band for their cameo in the movie itself.

Check out the tour dates and go to a show if they are near you.

 

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DOLL SKIN HIT THE ROAD IN SUPPORT WITH ONE-EYED DOLL, CO-OP., PLUS HEADLINE DATES SUPPORTING MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL

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Phoenix pop-punk favorites DOLL SKIN hit the road this week supporting ONE-EYED DOLL on the SOMETHING WICKED Tour, with special guests CO-OP (featuring Dash Cooper) on select dates, plus a select handful of headlining dates. The tour follows up several legs of headlining on the SHUT UP! Tour, and a Summer stint on the 2017 VANS WARPED TOUR.

DOLL SKIN is supporting MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL, the June 2017 follow up to their 2016 EMP Label Group debut, IN YOUR FACE (AGAIN), Produced by Grammy Award winning Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, which garnered massive Worldwide press, spawned multiple singles including, “Family of Strangers”, “Let’s Be Honest”, and “Furious Fixation”. 2016 saw the band tour much of the year with Otep, Lacey Sturm, Fire From The Gods, Hellyeah, Dead Kennedys, Escape The Fate, September Mourning, Through Fire, and more, capping off the year with a spot on Alternative Press’s list of “7 of the Best Rising Bands Under 21”, before settling in to record MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL.

The bands current single “Daughter” is impacting Rock radio, with a new video premiering 10/13 via ALTERNATIVE PRESS.

Tour Dates:

WITH ONE-EYED DOLL
DOLL SKIN HEADLINE
With CO-OP

SEPT 27 Las Vegas, NV
SEPT 29 Colorado Springs, CO
SEPT 30 Denver, CO
OCT 01 Greeley, CO
OCT 04 Kansas City, KS
OCT 05 Omaha, NE
OCT 06 Joliet, IL
OCT 07 Indianapolis, IN
OCT 11 Detroit, MI
OCT 12 Cleveland, OH
OCT 13 Pittsburgh, PA
OCT 14 Baltimore, MD
OCT 15 Clifton, NJ
OCT 17 Virginia Beach, VA
OCT 18 Richmond, VA
OCT 19 Spartanburg, SC
OCT 20 Jacksonville, FL
OCT 21 Tampa, FL
OCT 22 Tallahassee, FL
OCT 24 Mobile, AL
OCT 25 Lafayette, LA
OCT 26 San Antonio, TX

OCT 27 Austin, TX
OCT 28 Houston, TX
OCT 29 Dallas, TX
OCT 31 Phoenix, AZ
NOV 01 Hollywood, CA

For More Information:

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Strüng Announced As Official Sponsor for the fall Wake the Dead Tour feat. Blameshift and The Nearly Deads

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The rock n roll inspired guitar string jewelry brand Strüng recently announced a free contest as part of being the official sponsor for the Wake the Dead Tour feat. Blameshift and The Nearly Deads. The unique music inspired line will be giving away some free product in return for a share of their recent post and a like on Facebook. www.facebook.com/strungofficial The company will also have a booth set up at all the tour dates below offering some exclusive products surrounding the tour.

Strüng is a rock n roll inspired jewelry line made from authentic guitar strings and Born in the USA. It was created by real musicians for music lovers. Each unique piece has a song title that inspires a customer to “Find Your Song” when shopping the line.

In July 2014 singer Jenny Mann and Tim Barbour of the rock band Blameshift were touring the country when the idea for Strüng was born. By mid-September they had sold over 2,000 bracelets at their shows. Strüng officially launched as a national brand in July 2016 and is currently in over 100 stores in 4 countries.

There are 27 charm bracelets in the original line with new ones getting added each season. Each charm bracelet has a song title associated with it and is part of a music themed collection which taps into many music genres.

In early 2017 Strüng released a necklace line called, the “Rock Goddess Choker Chord” as well as a unisex Beaded line called, “The Rock Warrior Collection.” The Rock Warrior Beaded Line incorporates the ball ends from a bass guitar and have corresponding song titles more in the hard rock world.

The newest Ü for Men Line, debuting in mid October, is the first adjustable bass guitar string bracelet for men on the market. It will come in silver, black and red.

Strung gives a portion of its profits to support music education for underprivileged children.

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The Wake The Dead Tour

Oct 12 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House

Oct 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel Concert Lounge

Oct 14 – Westland, MI – Token Lounge

Oct 15 – Mentor-On-The-Lake, OH – Music LynXX

Oct 17 – South Bend, IN – Cheers

Oct 19 – Braidwood, IL – Top Fuel Saloon

Oct 20 – West Allis, WI – Rosco’s

Oct 21 – Fort Atkinson, WI – Hijynx

Oct 22 – Rolla, MO – Shots

Oct 24 – St Louis, MO – The Firebird

Oct 26 – Omaha, NE – Bourbon Saloon

Oct 27 – Kansas City – TBA

Oct 28 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard

Oct 30 – Fort Worth, TX – The Railclub

Oct 31 – Little Rock, AR – The Rev Room

Nov 1 – Knoxville. TN – The Open Chord

Nov 2 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown

www.getstrung.com

Get 20% Off

Coupon Code: wakethedead

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Psychostick announces “The Veloci-Turkey-Saurus Rex Tour”

The Kings of Comedy Rock PSYCHOSTICK Announce “The Veloci-Turkey-Saurus Rex Tour”

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The kings of comedy rock PSYCHOSTICK announce they will be embarking on “The Veloci-Turkey-Saurus Rex Tour” presented by Zildjian with support from Arsonists Get All The Girls (on select dates), Kissing Candice and Raven Black. The tour will kick off in St. Louis, MO on November 2nd and wrap up in Pittsburgh, PA on December 9th. The band of jokesters have been busy writing new material to exclusively share with fans on this tour to follow their 2014 treasure “Revenge of The Vengeance” that featured tracks of comedy genius such as “Obey The Beard”, “Dogs Like Socks”, “Quack Kills”, “Bruce Campbell” (a tribute to the 21st century’s most beloved action hero), “NSFW” featuring Bill Manspeaker (founder of Green Jellÿ) plus a spoof cover of Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone” among many more. 

“Although Zildjian is nearly a 400-year-old company, Alex from Psychostick has not been playing its cymbals exclusively for quite that long (just for the past 10), we are extremely excited that they are sponsoring the tour to celebrate his 10-year anniversary as an endorser. The line up for this tour pretty cool, it’s a great mix and each band offers something memorable. I’d love to watch this show as a fan without all those “got-a-show-to-play” responsibilities. So while I’m backstage doing lame guitar warm up scales, I’ll be imagining how much fun I could be having in the audience watching Arsonists Get All the Girls tear everyone a new asshole, and I’ll live vicariously through the applause and excitement I hear.” says guitarist Joshua “The J” Key.

In addition to the tour, the band like to remind fans that No-Shave November is getting near and to be aware by embracing their hair, which many cancer patients lose and letting it grow wild and free. Donate the money you would typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle. They ask fans to share their video “Obey The Beard” with the hashtags #obeythebeard and #noshaveovember and to please donate to https://no-shave.org/.

Watch “Obey The Beard” at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0kSuZFOwFE

Music Videos:
So Heavy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBOSkT-7jBE
Danger Zone – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om0KOWbOkCk
Bruce Campbell – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX_vADIJts0
N.O.E.L. (System of a Down B.Y.O.B. Christmas Parody Song) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZWlZFfAnIM

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10 Years Confirms Run with Chevelle – (how to live) AS GHOSTS To Be Released Globally on October 27

10 YEARS CONFIRMS RUN AS DIRECT SUPPORT FOR CHEVELLE

Tour Leg Commences In Nashville At Marathon Music Works on

November 28 Following Co-Headline Tour With Red

 

BAND POISED TO BEGIN THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THEIR SUCCESSFUL CAREER WITH OCTOBER 27TH GLOBAL RELEASE OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM (how to live) AS GHOSTS, MARKING RETURN OF BRIAN VODINH AND MATT WANTLAND

Album Pre-Order Live: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/10yearsmusic

Knoxville, TN — 10 Years has confirmed plans to expand the band’s itinerary with a run as direct support for Chevelle beginning on November 28 at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works.  Throughout September and Early-October, headline dates will be staged, leading in to a co-headline leg with RED that begins on October 17 at Pittsburgh’s Diesel, and wraps up on November 11 in Indianapolis at The Vogue.

The October 27 global release via Mascot Records of the band’s new studio album (how to live) AS GHOSTS welcomes back band members Brian Vodinh (guitar / drums) and Matt Wantland (guitar).  Singer Jesse Hasek reflects, “It’s funny.  I named our last record From Birth to Burial (2015) because I thought it was our final record.  It just didn’t feel like 10 Years without Brian and Matt, and having them back is really a reunion of the core writing team.  This new record actually feels like a real rebirth for the band.”

The lead single, titled “Novacaine,” can be heard here: http://smarturl.it/gfv9d4.  Hasek offers, “Six albums and a hundred songs in, I wondered if I’ve already written my best stuff.  But at some point, you start to get real adult problems. You see people go from such optimism in their 20s to having life just beat them down later. I think we all kind of get desensitized and numb to life on some level. That’s what this song is about.”

While Vodinh handled drums and guitar on the new album, he’s switching to just guitar for the live shows, moving Chad Huff from guitar to bass, while Kyle Mayer stays on drums. “We’re bringing it back to the way it should be,” says Vodinh, who left the band due to family commitments in 2013. “It feels great to be back with these guys and we’re in such a good place musically and creatively.”

That better place stems, in part, from a more collaborative writing process. “It used to be that just Jesse and I would write the full song, and the other guys would add a little spice to it. This time, we’re starting the writing process as a full band. Sometimes it starts with a riff. Sometimes it starts with a vocal. Our formula is no formula, and it kind of works. And, we work together in a constructive and healthy environment now,” explains Vodinh.  The result is a dynamic and multi-dimensional 10 Years’ album.  Hasek reflects, “In the past, I’ve written a lot of songs that were pretty ambiguous. But on this record, I’m comfortable being direct and talking about things that are important to me now. I’m older and find myself reflecting on the world more, especially after having traveled the globe.  I’ve crossed paths with a lot of people, and perspectives shared have been enlightening for me as I look at The World, and see what’s going on around me.  With the title track, “(how to live) AS GHOSTS”, was inspired by traveling and seeing all the political, social, and religious turmoil.  It had me thinking about how many people are judging and preparing for death, but are actually missing life. And, instead of using spirituality for good, a lot of people use it to point fingers and judge. Instead of worrying where we end up in the end, we need to focus on the now and the humanity.”

(how to live) AS GHOSTS feels like a new start for the band. There is a brighter side to it that reflects the reality that individually and collectively they are all in a really happy, optimistic, and exciting place about music and life. They share, “We’re ready to see how the world embraces the new album and a rejuvenated 10 Years.”

CONFIRMED APPEARANCES INCLUDE:

9/20     Peoria, IL                                                        Crusens (10 Years headline) +

9/21     Ashwaubenon, WI                                          Green Bay Distillery WZOR Edgefest +

9/22     Rockford, IL                                                   District +

10/13   Knoxville, TN                                                 Mill & Mine, +

10/14   Winchester, VA                                              Blue Fox Billiards <

10/15   Morgantown, WV                                           Schmitt’s <

10/17   Pittsburgh, PA                                                 Diesel *

10/19   Lancaster, PA                                                 Chameleon Club *

10/20   Lynchburg, VA                                               Phase 2 *

10/21   New York, NY                                                Highline Ballroom *

10/23   Greensboro, NC                                              The Blind Tiger *

10/25   Darlington, SC                                                Carolina Night Live *

10/26   Atlanta, GA                                                     Masquerade *

10/27   Destin, FL                                                       Club LA 99 Rock show w/ Pop Evil *

10/28   Cape Coral, FL                                               Dixie Roadhouse – 93X show w/ Pop Evil *

10/29   Orlando, FL                                                    House of Blues *

10/31   Baton Rouge, LA                                            Varsity Theatre *

11/02   Lexington, KY                                                Manchester Music Hall *

11/03   Cincinnati, OH                                                Bogart’s *

11/04   Sauget, IL                                                       Pop’s *

11/05   Joliet, IL                                                          The Forge *

11/07   Kansasville, WI                                              1175 *

11/08   Detroit, MI                                                      St. Andrews Hall *

11/10   Ft. Wayne, IN                                                 Piere’s *

11/11   Indianapolis, IN                                              The Vogue *

11/28   Nashville, TN                                                 Marathon Music Works =

11/29   Mobile, AL                                                     Soul Kitchen =

12/01   Dallas, TX                                                       Southside Ballroom =

12/02   Houston, TX                                                   Revention Music Center =

12/04   Birmingham, AL                                             Iron City =

12/05   Charlotte, NC                                                  The Fillmore Charlotte =

12/06   Raleigh, NC                                                    The Ritz =

12/11   Grand Rapids, MI                                           20 Monroe Live =

12/14   St. Paul, MN                                                   Palace Theatre =

12/17   Chicago, IL                                                     House of Blues =

* Co-Headline dates with RED

< Headline w/ Otherwise supporting

+ 10 Years headline

= Supporting Chevelle

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CLUTCH ANNOUNCE WINTER PSYCHIC WARFARE TOUR DATES WITH DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT & THE OBSESSED

CLUTCH ANNOUNCE WINTER PSYCHIC WARFARE TOUR DATES WITH DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT & THE OBSESSED
September 12th, 2017 – Clutch has just announced Winter tour dates for the continuum of their Psychic Warfare tour. Supporting the tour will be Devin Townsend Project and The Obsessed. Fan club pre-sale tickets will start at 2:00pm ET today, public stale starts 10am ET on Friday.  Exclusive fan club pre-sale tickets and show info available here: mt.cm/clutch.  The on sale date for the 4 Florida shows is TBD due to the hurricane in the region. Check the bands official website www.pro-rock.com for all upcoming ticket and show info.
Clutch will be entering the studio in early 2018 to begin work on their 12th studio album.
Psychic Warfare is the latest and eleventh studio effort from Clutch.  The disc debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200, No. 2 on the Billboard Independent,  No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock and Billboard Rock charts.     Psychic Warfare was produced by longtime producer Machine (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die).   
Clutch, Devin Townsend Project and The Obsessed Tour Dates:
Wed, 11-29-17               Greensboro, NC at Cone Denim Entertainment Center
Fri, 12-01-17                  Myrtle Beach, SC at House Of Blues
Sat, 12-02-17                 St Petersburg, FL at Jannus Live                                                              
Sun, 12-03-17                Fort Lauderdale, FL at Revolution
Tue, 12-05-17                Saint Augustine, FL at Backyard Stage @ St Augustine Amphitheatre
Wed, 12-06-17               Pensacola, FL at Vinyl Music Hall
Fri, 12-08-17                  Baton Rouge, LA at Varsity Theatre
Sat, 12-09-17                 San Antonio, TX at The Aztec Theatre
Sun, 12-10-17                Houston, TX at House Of Blues
Tues, 12-12-17               Springfield, MO at Gillioz Theatre
Wed, 12-13-17               Lincoln, NE at Bourbon Theatre
Fri, 12-15-17                  Peoria, IL at Limelight Eventplex
Sat, 12-16-17                 Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Works
Wed, 12-27-17               Clifton Park, NY at Upstate Concert Hall
Thu, 12-28-17                Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom
Fri, 12-29-17                  Richmond, VA at The National
Sat, 12-30-17                 Knoxville, TN at The International

Sun, 12-31-17               Columbus, OH at Express Live

CLUTCH:
Neil Fallon – Vocals/Guitar
Tim Sult – Guitar
Dan Maines – Bass
Jean-Paul Gaster – Drums/Percussion
                                                  
For more  information, check out the band’s website:
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Gene Hoglan to join “Late Night With Seth Meyers” as guest performer

Iconic Drummer GENE HOGLAN of Brendon Small’s GALAKTIKON to Join NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” House Band as Guest Performer

Sitting in with ‘The 8G Band’, October 2 – 5, 2017

Photo by Alex Solca

Metal drumming legend and Brendon Small’s Galaktikon rhythm master GENE HOGLAN is honored to announce that he will sit in with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” house band, The 8G Band, from October 2 through October 5, 2017 as guest drummer. Hoglan joins the ranks of iconic drummers Abe Laboriel, Jr. (Paul McCartney), Brann Dailor (Mastodon), Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Sting), Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Danny Carey (Tool), Venzella Joy (Beyoncé) and others who have also held this position on the show.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” airs on NBC weeknights at 12:35e/11:35c. Visit www.nbc.com/late-night-with-seth-meyers for additional airing information.

“Words cannot express how elated I am to have been invited to man the throne for the mighty 8G Band on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in the first week of October,” says GENE HOGLAN. “I’m really looking forward to this experience, and it’s an honor to be a part of such a fun show. Thank you to all who have helped put this together, you have my esteemed gratitude.”

GENE HOGLAN has recently been promoting his latest musical endeavor, Brendon Small’s Galaktikon, alongside musician/actor/writer/comedian Brendon Small and bassist extraordinaire Bryan Beller. Their latest release, Galakitkon II: Become The Storm – a high-stakes intergalactic extreme rock/metal album released on August 25, 2017 via Megaforce Records/MRI – is available now via www.galaktikon.com. In its first week of release, Galakitkon II: Become The Storm charted at #1 on the US Billboard Heatseekers chart, in addition to charting as the #9 Independent Album, #9 Hard Rock Album, #10 Rock Album, and #40 in Top Current Albums.

Hoglan has also been promoting his latest DVD, The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two, which is out now. The DVD features the Clock himself breaking down some of his favorite beats, telling stories and playing along with tracks from several of his most legendary projects. An impressive roster of high-caliber musicians also weigh in over the course of the feature, offering stories about Hoglan and their experiences working with him. Fans can order physical and digital copies here in Canada and here in North America/elsewhere worldwide.

While renowned as a progenitor and leading legend of double bass drumming, GENE HOGLAN – a.k.a. “The Atomic Clock” – is equally known for blending seamlessly into any given style. Hoglan’s humility sets him apart, making him one of the most sought-after drummers in hard rock and metal. Hoglan boasts an impressive 30+ year history as a member of some of heavy metal’s most influential bands, including Dark Angel, Death, Strapping Young Lad and Dethklok. He has also performed with metal luminaries Anthrax, Testament, Opeth, Fear Factory, Devin Townsend and many others. Guitar legend Steve Vai and Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward have named Hoglan their favorite drummer, with Ward adding that Hoglan is “this generation’s John Bonham”. Drumming icon Dennis Chambers (Parliament, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, Santana) has said he is astounded by Hoglan’s talent, taste and feel.

For more information on GENE HOGLAN and tour dates, visit www.hoglanindustries.com.

 

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The Toadies in Oklahoma City 9/7/17

The Toadies are currently on tour in support of their new album “The Lower Side of Uptown”. Local H is joining The Toadies on this tour.  The Oklahoma City show also had our local band The Normandy’s playing.  The Toadies played a mix of their classics, while also giving a taste of the songs off the new album.

The new album “The Lower Side of Uptown” released on September 8th.  My favorite song on the album is “Take Me Alive”.  It has a very groovy, and catchy feel to it.  I also really like “Human Cannonball” and “Broke Down Stupid”.  They did an absolutely amazing cover of the song “I Put a Spell On You” that you have to check out as well.

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The Lower Side Of Uptown” is a ‘return to form’ as explained by frontman Vaden Todd Lewis: “This album is ‘roots Toadies, full of riffs and time shifts.’ “The Lower Side Of Uptown” is the follow up to 2015’s Heretics which saw the band taking a change of pace with a stripped down sound and mostly acoustic. When they were preparing to enter the studio this time around there was no set idea for what was to come but, the process ultimately had the band going back to their signature sound: “I feel that subconsciously we thought that this record would have ended up incorporating some of that quieter sound, but that didn’t happen. When we got to the studio with nothing more than a pile of riffs, what came out of the band was really loud and heavy music. So not only is this album louder than Heretics, I think it’s louder and heavier than the last couple Toadies albums” guitarist Clark Vogeler said of the sessions, which were recorded Arlyn Studioa favorite of the legendary Willie Nelson, and The Bubble in Austin.

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Make sure to check them out on tour now.  The tour dates are as follows with more dates to be announced.

September:
Sept. 6 – Denton, TX                 Rockin Rodeo
Sept. 7 – Oklahoma City            Diamond Ballroom
Sept. 8 – Kansas City, MO        KRBZ Beach Ball
Sept. 9 – St. Louis, MO             Delmar SOLD OUT
Sept. 10 – Cincinnati                 Bogart’s
Sept. 12  – Knoxville, TN           The Concourse
Sept. 13 – Nashville, TN            Exit In
Sept. 14 – Memphis, TN            New Daisy
Sept. 16 – Possum Kingdom Lake, TX Possum Hollow
Sept. 19 – El Paso, TX              Tricky Falls
Sept. 20 – Tucson, AZ               Congress
Sept. 21 – Las Vegas, NV         Beauty Bar
Sept. 22 – Phoenix, AZ             Crescent
Sept. 23 – Solana Beach, CA    Belly Up
Sept. 24 – Los Angeles, CA      Troubadour
Sept. 26 – Anaheim, CA            House Of Blues
Sept. 27 – Berkeley, CA            UC Theater
Sept. 29 – Seattle, WA              The Crocodile SOLD OUT
Sept. 30 – Portland, OR            Star Theater SOLD OUT
October:
Oct.  1 – Boise, ID                     Knitting Factory
Oct.  3 – Salt Lake City, UT       Metro Music Hall
Oct.  4 – Grand Junction, CO   Mesa Theatre
Oct.  5 – Denver, CO                Gothic
Oct.  6 – Omaha, NE                Waiting Room
Oct.  7 – Des Moines, IA          Wooly’s
Oct.  8 – Minneapolis, MN        1st Ave.
Oct.  10 – Chicago, IL               Metro
Oct.  11 – Louisville, KY           Mercury
Oct.  12 – Indianapolis, IN        The Vogue
Oct.  13 – Detroit, MI                St. Andrews
Oct.  14 – Cleveland, OH         Grog Shop
Oct.  15 – Pittsburgh, PA          Rex
Oct.  17 – Washington DC        Black Cat
Oct.  18 – New York NY            Gramercy Theater
Oct.  19 – Philadelphia, PA       TLA
Oct.  20 – Boston, MA               Brighton SOLD OUT -Second late show added
Oct.  21 – Asbury Park, NJ       Stone Pony
Oct.  22 – Norfolk, VA               Norva
Oct.  24 – Durham, NC             Motorco
Oct.  25 – Wilmington, NC        The Muse
Oct.  26 – Atlanta, GA               Masquerade Hell
Oct.  27 – Orlando, FL              Plaza Live
Oct.  28 – Ft. Lauderdale          Culture Room
Oct.  29 – Tampa/St. Pete         Ritz
Oct.  31 – New Orleans, LA      Tipitinas
November:
Nov.  4 – Carrolton, TX              Carrollton Festival at the Switchyard
Nov. 10 – Austin, TX                  Stubbs BBQ       
Nov. 11 – Corpus Christi, TX     Brewster St. Icehouse
Dec. 29 – Houston, TX   House Of Blues
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Ryan Quinn (The Voice) Covers Chris Cornell’s “Say Hello To Heaven”

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Ryan Quinn (The Voice) Pays Homage to Chris Cornell with Poignant Cover of “Say Hello to Heaven”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

August 15, 2017 – Gifted Singer/Songwriter Ryan QuinnThe Voice Season 10–has released a video of his stirring rendition of the Temple of the Dog hit single “Say Hello to Heaven” in homage to the late Chris Cornell. Shot, recorded and edited by Frank Briggs in North Hollywood, CA, each layer of Quinn’s stunning tribute was a complete take, including vocals, with no pitch correction or fixing.

Chris Cornell was the reason I started singing. I was absolutely devastated by his death. Since Chris had such a profound influence on my life, I wanted to figure out how I could honor his life and genius. This was my attempt at a ‘thank you.

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Ryan Quinn is a singer/songwriter and Top 24 Finalist on Season 10 of NBC’s “The Voice” currently based in Los Angeles, CA. His debut EP, “Some Dream,” was released in September 2016.

“Some Dream” is available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, CDBaby, and Amazon.

Ryan began his musical career as a drummer, but slowly shifted his focus to singing after attending SUNY Oneonta (SUCO). While at SUCO, he was able to work with Grammy-nominated jazz musician and Spyro Grya founding member, Jeremy Wall, for three years as the lead singer of the SUCO Funk Band. Wall played keyboards in the band, which performed songs by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Tower of Power, and more.

Ryan was recently on Season 10 of NBC’s show, “The Voice.” He advanced to the Live Playoffs (the top 24 contestants) and was brought back to perform on the season finale. During his time on the voice, he was able to work and learn from several world class vocalists/musicians, including: Adam Levine, Tori Kelly, Miley Cyrus, and Christina Aguilera.

After “The Voice,” Ryan went on a college/university tour in the North Eastern U.S. and then relocated to Los Angeles, where he currently resides. He’s currently writing, recording and preparing for an upcoming Fall tour.

Experience Ryan Quinn LIVE:
09/04 @ Lasell College – Auburndale, MA
09/05 @ Penn State Worthington Scranton – Dunmore, PA
09/06 @ Penn State Mont Alto – Mont Alto, PA
09/06 @ Penn State Harrisburg – Middletown, PA
09/08 @ Misericordia University -Dallas, PA
09/14 @ Keene State College – Keene, NH
09/15 @ Saint Anselm College – Manchester, NH
09/20 @ Niagara University – Niagara Univ, NY
09/21 @ Mohawk Valley Community College – Rome, NY
09/21 @ King’s College – Wilkes-Barre, PA
09/23 @ Colgate University – Hamilton, NY
10/10 @ California University of Pennsylvania – California, PA
10/13 @ Mitchell College – New London, CT
10/16 @ Pace University – New York, NY
10/17 @ Penn State Dubois – DuBois, PA
10/18 @ Penn State New Kennsington – New Kensington, PA
10/18 @ Penn State Greater Allegheny – White Oak, PA
10/21 @ Gannon University – Erie, PA

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Scott Stapp at Make America Rock Again Tour

We recently attended the Make America Rock Again 2017 Tour in Wichita, Ks. at The Cotillion.  The show opened with the Wichita local band Waking the Sleeper, followed by Trapt, Sick Puppies, Drowning Pool, and finally Scott Stapp.

The last performance of the night was Scott Stapp.  We recently caught him at the Las Vegas festival as well when he was playing with Art of Anarchy.  He sounded amazing then, but hearing him do songs from Creed in Wichita blew me away.  He sounded absolutely wonderful.  His band was full of energy and engaged the crowd the whole set.  The night of the Wichita show just happened to be Scott’s birthday, so at the direction of Scott’s bass player, the entire crowd sang Happy Birthday to Scott.  Scott looked and sounded great.  It is so wonderful to see him back doing what he was meant to do.  Just seeing the performance Scott gave and being able to see him on stage again was more than worth the trip from Oklahoma City to Wichita.

Go to www.makeamericarockcom to get the dated for the remainder of this tour.  Or go to www.scottstapp.com for more information on Scott and what he has going on.

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