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KXM RELEASE A THIRD VIDEO FROM THE UPCOMING ALBUM SCATTERBRAIN SCHEDULED FOR WORLDWIDE RELEASE ON MARCH 17th VIA RAT PAK RECORDS

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KXM RELEASE A THIRD VIDEO FROM THE UPCOMING ALBUM SCATTERBRAIN SCHEDULED FOR WORLDWIDE RELEASE ON MARCH 17th VIA RAT PAK RECORDS

Supergroup Comprised of dUg Pinnick (King’s X), George Lynch (Lynch Mob/Dokken) and Ray Luzier (Korn) Release “Noises In The Sky” From Upcoming Sophomore Album

With two videos already released for tracks from their sophomore album, KXM has released a third video worldwide. The video for “Noises In The Sky” has gone live today on the band’s Facebook page and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/ggPHNMRIpI8. The latest clip, directed by previous KXM director Jamie Brown, is a stripped down performance video filmed in an apartment. The song comes from the album Scatterbrain that is scheduled for worldwide release on March 17th via Rat Pak Records. Fans who pre-order the album digitally via iTunes (http://smarturl.it/kxmsbitunes) will receive all three released tracks: “Noises In The Sky,” “Breakout” and the first single “Scatterbrain” as an instant download. The album is also available via Amazon (http://smarturl.it/kxmsbamazon).

Scatterbrain is currently available for pre-order via the Rat Pak Records website in various bundles including signed CD’s and t-shirts. All fans who pre-order the album through the Rat Pak website will be entered to win a one-of-a-kind custom guitar as well as other prizes. The pre-order is available at RatPakRecords.com/KXM. The video for the debut sinlge “Scatterbrain” can be seen here: https://youtu.be/UvTnzne69Ts and has become a fan favorite since it was released. KXM is comprised of dUg Pinnick of King’s X on vocals/bass, George Lynch of Lynch Mob/Dokken on guitars and Ray Luzier, of Korn on drums. Scatterbrain features 13 brand new tracks and was recorded at the Steakhouse studio in North Hollywood California. The album was produced by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (Flotsam & Jetsam/Prong/Last In Line) who also produced the band’s 2014 debut.

KXM formed in early 2013 when dUg, George and Ray spoke about trying to jam together. At the time it wasn’t clear what would come from those jams. The only thing that was clear was that these 3 musicians, at the top of their game, wanted to play together. The self-titled debut, KXM, was released on March 11, 2014 and debuted at #31 on the Billboard 200. The band takes its name from the combination of the member’s other projects: K from Korn, X from King’s X and M from Lynch Mob. In a world that constantly searches for new and unique music, KXM delivers all the power and punch that one would expect from these high level players.

Gene Simmons to be at Cleveland Wizard World Con – & Cleveland Agora Sat night

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Wizard World, Inc., (WIZD) the preeminent producer of Wizard World Comic Cons across North America, has formed a new Touring Unit in partnership with veteran music and technology executive Nick Turner. The new unit will bring vibrant live entertainment to Wizard World shows, building on the Wizard’s initiative to create an atmosphere of a weekend festival at every Wizard World show.

Wizard World is proud to announce that the first venture of Wizard World Touring a joint venture production with Gene Simmons by which the legendary KISS front-man, bassist and rock icon will perform “An Evening with Gene Simmons and his Band” and attend five Wizard World Comic Con events as an iconic star attraction in 2017. The club venue concerts are in conjunction with appearances at conventions in Cleveland (March 18-19), St. Louis (April 8-9), Philadelphia (June 2-3), Chicago (August 26-27) and Austin (November 17-18).

Evening concerts are planned on Friday in each of the respective cities, with Simmons on hand each Saturday to greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct live interactive Q&A sessions at each Wizard world Comic Con.

“I’m excited to bring Rock & Roll back to Wizard World Comic Con in 2017,” said Simmons. “It will be great to meet fans and perform for them in every city.”

John D. Maatta, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wizard World stated: “We are thrilled to be working with Gene for our inaugural production by Wizard World Touring. Gene is a showman-businessman hyphenate, and there is no better entertainer whom the fans love more.” Maatta continued: “We are working very hard at Wizard World to build it into a ‘best of breed’ entertainment/live event company. Wizard World Touring is another aggressive step forward into a sector that is extremely promising for us—It is a brand new day at Wizard World. We are very pleased to have a seasoned executive of the caliber of Nick Turner to guide us into this space.”

The agreement is the beginning of a new touring unit spearheaded by Nick Turner, which will bring entertainment to Wizard World shows, building on the promotion’s initiative to create an atmosphere of a weekend festival at every stop.

In Cleveland, fans can rock out on Saturday night, March 18, with “An Evening with Gene Simmons and his Band” at Agora Theater (5000 Euclid Ave.) beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $29.95 in advance at http://agoracleveland.com and http://www.wizardworld.com and $35 at the door, with special meet-and-greet packages also available. Venues, times and pricing for other cities to be announced closer to those respective shows.

Simmons, who was a big hit in his first Wizard World Comic Con appearance in Richmond in 2016, is a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur and one of the world’s most recognized personalities. He co-founded KISS 42 years ago. KISS is America’s #1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time, in all categories (RIAA). KISS has sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, is celebrating its 43rd year, and continues to sell out stadiums and arenas around the world, breaking box-office records set by Elvis and the Beatles. KISS was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the 2014 induction ceremony, and the band is recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for its pioneering work.

Wizard World comic and gaming con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed –  will roam the convention floor. The famed Wizard World Comic Con Portland Costume Contest will take place on Saturday night.

 

‘Rocky Horror’ Screening with Barry Bostwick at Wizard World Cleveland March 18

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Wizard World  presents a screening of the 1975, Twentieth Century Fox classic musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show during the Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland, Saturday, March 18. Barry Bostwick, who starred as “Brad Majors” in the cult favorite, will host the event, along with the local shadow cast group “Simply His Servants,” beginning at 7 p.m. on the main show floor at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, site of Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland that weekend.

Wizard World, the leading producer of pop culture events nationwide, is expanding its footprint in the entertainment industry. Tickets are available in advance for $10 at www.wizardworld.com.

“Wizard World is excited to bring this all-time cult favorite to our fans in Cleveland,” said John D. Maatta, Wizard World President & CEO. “It exemplifies the additional emphasis we are placing on programming and extra activities at our shows to enhance the entertainment value for attendees throughout the weekend.”

“We are looking forward to bringing the original Rocky Horror Picture Show to Wizard World Comic Con,” said Lou Adler, executive producer of the film. “It is a unique opportunity and a perfect match for both.”

“’It’s just a party, Janet!’ Come and join me for a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with the full Shadow Cast experience,” added Bostwick.

In The Rocky Horror Picture Show, sweethearts Brad Majors (Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, visit the creepy home of eccentric Dr. Frank N Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist in search of a phone. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). The film, famed for midnight showings, has been screened regularly since its September 1975 U.S. release, often with audiences in full costume playing out the scenes as they are shown.

The event will also feature a display of numerous items from the original movie, for an even more authentic experience for attendees. Among them are original costumes, original costume designs, handwritten song lyrics, scripts, contracts and behind-the-scenes photos, from the collection of Larry Viezel, noted Rocky Horror superfan, historian and collector.

Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland will feature Gene Simmons (Lead Singer, KISS, “Gene Simmons Family Jewels”), Michael C. Hall (“Dexter,” “Six Feet Under”), Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”), Loren Lester and Kevin Conroy of “Batman: The Animated Series,” Jewel Staite (“Firefly,” Serenity,”), James Remar (The Warriors, “Dexter”), Nichelle Nichols (“Star Trek”) and Bostwick among the all-star cast of celebrities scheduled to appear, March 17-19. The event marks Wizard World’s third annual show in Cleveland and the third on Wizard World’s 2017 calendar of 16 scheduled events.

Cleveland will also feature an exciting array of activities, including non-stop live entertainment throughout extended evening hours, Kick off the Con and After Parties, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors and more. Details to follow soon.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Cleveland show hours are Friday, March 17, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 19, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.

Wizard World is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character—and some never before dreamed—will roam the convention floor. The famed Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland Costume Contest will take place on Saturday night.

For more on the 2017 Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland, visit http://wizd.me/ClevelandPR.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched ComicConBox™ (www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service, SocialCon™ (www.socialcon.com) and Wizard World Touring. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The Wizard World 2017 schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com

Wizard World Con – Update WWE Superstars Kurt Angle and Becky Lynch added to Cleveland

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 If you are WWE follower than the breaking news out of Cleveland is that both WWE superstars future WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle and WWE Superstar Becky Lynch will be in town and you will have the opportunity to meet them in person.

Lynch will attend from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17 and Angle will appear on Sunday, March 19 from 1-4 p.m.

For more information on the Wizard World Con event please visit here – WWConCleveland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Green – Tyketto/Rubicon Cross /solo Interview on Maximum Threshold Radio

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Great interview here with guitar phenom Chris Green from the band Tyketto. In this interview MT’s Dom talks shop with Chris. They discuss, gear, new solo release and so much more. Really interesting take of the direction of the music industry.

Chris Green is a Lead Guitarist/ Songwriter from England. Current projects include Rubicon Cross, Spacewolf and Furyon.

 

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#486 MTRS – Blacklist Union’s Tony West

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Blacklist Union’s Tony West stops by and talks with Dom and answers questions in the chatroom about what he has been up to as well as his latest release, tours, and the status of the music industry from his stand-point.

If you subscribe on iTunes please rate us with 5 stars and please leave a comment as we will read it on air.

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Warrant To Release “Louder Harder Faster” May 12th via Frontiers Music Srl

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Warrant To Release “Louder Harder Faster” May 12th via  Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music srl is pleased to announce the release of WARRANT‘s new studio album, “Louder Harder Faster” on May 12, 2017!

Under their belt, Warrant has eight million records sold worldwide, two Top Ten Billboard albums, five Top 40 Billboard hits, five #1 MTV videos…the list goes on and on. Now, six years after the release of “Rockaholic,” the album that relaunched the band as a force to be reckoned with in the 21st Century, Warrant returns with another slab of muscular hard rock, aptly titled “Louder Harder Faster”, to be released on Frontiers Music Srl on May 12th.

With a line-up featuring original members, Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Joey Allen, and Steven Sweet along with singer Robert Mason (Lynch Mob, Cry of Love), Warrant are now stronger than ever. Mason’s vocals remain a breath of fresh air and his swagger on the songs gives new life and a bright future to the band. With production handled by Foreigner and ex-Dokken bass player Jeff Pilson (Last In Line, Starship, Adler’s Appetite, etc.), Warrant is sounding tighter and playing better than ever before. “Louder Harder Faster”, true to the band’s roots, is full of rockers with some classic ballads thrown in and will surely send their faithful fans into a frenzy.

Erik Turner says, “[y]ou can hear and feel the emotions of the last 25 + years of being in this band poured into LHF. The fun and the frustrations, the pleasure and the pain… a whole lot of blood, sweat, tears and beers went into the making of this album. Love it or hate it, its the real f’ckn deal, 100% pure melodic hard rock. Hand crafted by five musicians who dedicated their lives to music when they were just little kids with big dreams.”

Jerry Dixon adds, ” ‘Louder Harder Faster’ is truly one of our best records to date. It has all the classic Warrant ingredients that people have come to know, plus a lot of extras that keep it in the modern realm of todays music. It’s a perfect mix between Balls and Ballads. When we started this project over two years ago, we wanted to bring the listener back to the days of sitting in the living room and cranking up a record from start to finish. Making full records seems to be a lost art, we hope in some small way that this album helps people find that art again.”

Warrant was one of the most popular and successful rock bands to emerge out of Hollywood, CA in the late 80’s and early 90’s. The band was formed in the early 80’s by Erik Turner and Jerry Dixon. In 1989, Warrant released their classic debut “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich”, which immediately entered the charts and launched the hit singles “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries”, and “Heaven”, which climbed up to number two on the US charts. With extensive touring for DRFSR, sales exceeded 2 million records in the U.S.

In the summer of 1990, their second album “Cherry Pie”was released. The album turned out to be an even bigger success, featuring the Top Ten hits “I Saw Red”, “Uncle Toms Cabin” and the rock anthem “Cherry Pie”, which received massive airplay on MTV and continues to get millions of plays on streaming services and YouTube to this very day.

WARRANT‘s signature style of rock is catchy, very melodic, and remains the band’s calling card. The band is fired up and more inspired than ever musically! The band will be out touring in support of “Louder Harder Faster”, so be sure to catch them when they hit your town! Full list of tour dates here: http://www.warrantrocks.com/tour-dates.html

“Louder Harder Faster” tracklisting:

  1. Louder Harder Faster
    2. Devil Dancer
    3. Perfect
    4. Only Broken Heart
    5. U In My Life
    6. Music Man
    7. Faded
    8. New Rebellion
    9. Big Sandy
    10. Choose Your Fate
    11. Let It Go
    12. I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink (Bonus Track available on CD ONLY)

WARRANT
Robert Mason – lead vocals
Joey Allen – lead and rhythm guitar
Erik Turner – rhythm and lead guitar
Jerry Dixon – bass guitar
Steven Sweet – drums

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http://www.warrantrocks.com

STONE SOUR SET TO PLAY ROCK ON THE RANGE KICK-OFF PARTY THURSDAY, MAY 18 AT EXPRESS LIVE! IN COLUMBUS, OH

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STONE SOUR SET TO PLAY ROCK ON THE RANGE KICK-OFF PARTY THURSDAY, MAY 18 AT EXPRESS LIVE! IN COLUMBUS, OH

Stone Sour is excited to announce the band’s return to the live stage, with an exclusive performance at the Rock On The Range official festival Kick-Off Party on Thursday, May 18 at Express Live! in Columbus, OH.

An exclusive presale for Rock On The Range ticket purchasers will start on Tuesday, March 7 at 10:00 AM EST. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, March 10 at Noon EST at www.RockOnTheRange.com and via Ticketmaster. To celebrate the 11th annual ROTR, tickets will be available for only $11 + service fees.

The exclusive set will mark Stone Sour’s first show in support of Hydrograd, the brand new album coming this summer. Hydrograd, which the band just completed work on, will be the band’s first studio album since the House Of Gold & Bones double album set in 2013.  The band is thrilled to be storming back to the live stage with this intimate show.

The Rock On The Range Kick-Off Party will launch the weekend for America’s premier rock festival, May 19, 20 and 21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. Tickets for the 11th annual Rock On The Range sold out in record time, just over one month after going on sale, marking the fifth consecutive advance sellout for the festival.

The unprecedented Rock On The Range music lineup includes rock legends Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn each headlining one night of America’s largest and most-acclaimed rock festival, along with performances from The Offspring, Volbeat, Primus, Bush, +LIVE+, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Seether, Coheed and Cambria, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Taking Back Sunday, Of Mice & Men, and many more. The ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature sets from nationally known comedians plus Columbus’s top comedy talent. For more information, visit www.RockOnTheRange.com.

Stone Sour is known as a truly incendiary live act, appearing on main stages across the world including Download (UK), Soundwave (Australia) Rock In Rio (Brazil) and many more.  Stone Sour have multiple Gold albums, and Platinum and Gold singles to their credit, and over a dozen Top Five Active and Alternative Rock singles to date.

Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Presents, and MAPFRE Stadium. The festival is supported by rockin’ sponsors: Monster Energy, Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s and Zippo. These partners, along with many others, will feature interactive experiences, artist meet & greets, and other unique fan engagement opportunities throughout the festival.

Website: www.RockOnTheRange.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rockontherange
Twitter: www.twitter.com/rockontherange
Instagram: www.instagram.com/rockontherange
Hashtag: #RockOnTheRange

Website:  http://www.stonesour.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stonesour
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/stonesour
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/stonesour/

Dropkick Murphys & Rancid Announce “From Boston To Berkeley Tour” Kicking Off July 27

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RANCID AND DROPKICK MURPHYS ANNOUNCE FROM BOSTON TO BERKELEY TOUR KICKING OFF JULY 27 IN BANGOR, ME AND WRAPPING AUGUST 26 IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys have announced the co-headlining From Boston To Berkeley Tour, kicking off July 27 in Bangor, ME and wrapping August 26 in Southern California. The initial tour dates, cities and venues are listed below, with additional details to be announced in the coming weeks. Each night will culminate with Rancid and Dropkick Murphys on stage together for a joint encore.

The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns open the July 27 – August 9 shows and The Selecter and Kevin Seconds open from August 11 – 26.

Tickets for most shows go on sale on sale Friday, March 10 at www.DropkickMurphys.com and www.RancidRancid.com, starting at 10:00 AM local time unless noted otherwise.

Check out the official From Boston To Berkeley Tour video here:

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys have a long and important history together. Back in 1997, Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen came across a copy of Dropkick Murphys’ original EP at a friend’s house. He turned it over to his bandmate and Hellcat Records president Tim Armstrong, who quickly snatched up the band for his new label.

Rancid is looking forward to hitting the road with our brothers the Dropkick Murphys,” says Rancid’s Tim Armstrong. “We will end the night with DKM and us playing songs together. Look out for The Bouncing Souls, The Selecter, Kevin Seconds and Jake Burns to be on certain shows. SEE YA IN THE PIT!”

Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen says, “It’s a long time coming with these two bands touring together. There is so much history between both of us that it should make for a great tour. We look forward to seeing all of our friends and family out there.”

Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey comments, “This is a dream come true for Dropkick Murphys. Hopefully all the people coming to the shows will feel the same way. Rancid gave us our break – Tim signing us to his label, Lars producing our early albums…so much history and great memories. Now, literally sharing the stage together every night. This tour is going to destroy all others this summer!!!!”

The roots of Rancid are traceable back to Operation Ivy at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, CA. circa 1987. After Operation Ivy broke up, Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman went on to form Rancid. In 1993, they signed with longtime producer, and label founder, Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion and Epitaph Records, who would stay on with the band for the next 20 years as the band’s producer. Rancid (Tim Armstrong, Lars Frederiksen, Matt Freeman, Branden Steineckert) has stayed independent. They have their own independent booking agent, they’re on an independent record label, Hellcat/Epitaph, and they make their own t-shirts. 2017 will see the release of Rancid’s ninth studio album.

Dropkick Murphys are touring in support of their 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory album, released through the band’s own Born & Bred Records earlier this year. The album debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and was the #1 independently released album. There’s a feeling of purpose throughout the album, influenced by the band’s work with The Claddagh Fund, a charity the band established in 2009 to help support addiction recovery as well as children’s and veterans’ organizations. Dropkick MurphysAl Barr, Tim Brennan, Ken Casey, Jeff DaRosa, Matt Kelly, James Lynch–are hands-on in raising funds, mentoring, and lending a helping hand with veterans, youth sports, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Many of the songs reflect these experiences, and the band’s sadness, anger and dismay at the opiate epidemic ravaging the country – in particular, Boston and New England — and also their feeling of pride and optimism at the sight of those who have turned their lives around. Dropkick Murphys have become ambassadors for their city. In Boston, it seems like everybody knows someone connected to the band whether by blood, friendship, or the time they shared a brew at a Bruins game. They’ve built a legacy that does Beantown proud.

The initial dates for the From Boston To Berkeley Tour are as follows:

 

7/27/17 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
7/28/17 – Montreal, QC – ’77 (www.77Montreal.com) – on sale TBA
7/29/17 – Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
7/30/17 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
7/31/17 – Sterling Heights, MI  – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/2/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
8/3/17  – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier – on sale 3/10 @ Noon ET
8/4/17 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/5/17 – Boston / Brockton, MA – Brockton Fairgrounds
8/6/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk
8/8/17 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
8/9/17 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion
8/11/17 – Denver, CO – Sculpture Park
8/12/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Saltair
8/13/17 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre – on sale 3/10 @ 11:00 AM MT
8/15/17 – Vancouver, BC – UBC Thunderbird Arena
8/16/17 – Seattle, WA  – WaMu Theater at Century Link Field Events Center
8/18/17 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Avila Beach – on sale 3/10 @ Noon PT
8/19/17 – Sacramento, CA – Memorial Auditorium
8/20/17 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek
8/22/17 – Chandler, AZ – Rawhide Event Center
8/24/17 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park In The Park – on sale 3/10 @ 11:00 AM PT
8/25/17 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
8/26/17 – Los Angeles, CA – TBA – on sale TBA

 

For more info on Rancid, visit:

Website: www.rancidrancid.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rancid
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rancid
Instagram: www.instagram.com/rancid/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/rancid

 

For more on Dropkick Murphys, visit:

Website: www.dropkickmurphys.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DropkickMurphys
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DropkickMurphys
Instagram: @dropkickmurphys
YouTube: www.youtube.com/dropkickmurphys

#485 MTRS – Princzess Felicity Jade, and DJ Ashba

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Just another wickedly cool show for you tonight. Interview with porn star Princzess Felicity Jade, thanks to Dave for that one! And rocker DJ Ashba from Radchad.

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QUIET RIOT Drops First Single “The Seeker” From New Album “Road Rage”

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QUIET RIOT Drops First Single “The Seeker” From New Album “Road Rage” Available April 21, 2017 via Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of QUIET RIOT‘s eagerly anticipated new studio album entitled “Road Rage” on April 21, 2017.

Today the first single from “Road Rage” has been made available.  Get a first listen to “The Seeker” HERE.

“The songs on ‘Road Rage’ are very diversified and ‘The Seeker’ harkens back to the music of the 70’s while still retaining the 80’s grooves that I love to play. It is akin to taking a journey back in time through the future. It’s a trip!” says drummer Frankie Banali.

“Road Rage” can be pre-ordered here: http://radi.al/RoadRage

Amazon: http://radi.al/RoadRageAmazon

iTunes: http://radi.al/RoadRageiTunes

Google Play: http://radi.al/RoadRageGooglePlay

Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of “The Seeker”.

Famously known as the first heavy metal band to top the pop charts, the Los Angeles quartet became a global sensation thanks to their monstrous smash hit 1983 album, “Metal Health.” The band now continues their historic journey in 2017 with founding member of the 1983 Metal Health era of QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali who, on this new release is joined by veteran bassist Chuck Wright (who has been in and out of QUIET RIOT since 1982) and guitarist Alex Grossi (who has been handling his duties since 2004).

“I’m very excited about the release of ‘Road Rage’ on Frontiers Music Srl which is the first official QUIET RIOT release in eleven years.  It contains all newly written and recorded original songs. We stayed true to the great tradition and sound of QUIET RIOT while at the same time always moving musically forward”, says Frankie Banali.

Frankie Banali’s history with QUIET RIOT spans over 34 years and he has the distinction of being the only member of QUIET RIOT to have recorded on every single QUIET RIOT release from 1983’s METAL HEALTH through 2017’s “Road Rage”. After nearly ten years since the loss of his friend and co-founding member and bandmate Kevin DuBrow, and with careful consideration, soul searching and with the blessings and support of Kevin DuBrow’s family, Frankie has moved forward with the band to bring the fans “Road Rage.”

Musically, “Road Rage” offers exactly what you would expect from QUIET RIOT. Arena ready hard rock with strong hooks and infectious riffs, along with maturity in the songwriting that only a band with such a history and pedigree can offer.

QUIET RIOT are back stronger than ever, in perfect METAL HEALTH with the new album, “Road Rage”! Catch them on the road this summer!

Road Rage Track Listing:

  1. Nothing But Trouble
  2. Let It Go
  3. Snake Charmer
  4. Hey Lil’ Sister
  5. I Don’t Need You Anymore
  6. Sledge Hammer
  7. Never You Mind
  8. Empty Rooms
  9. Dirty Money
  10. The Seeker
  11. Road Rage

 

QUIET RIOT

Frankie Banali – drums

Alex Grossi – guitars

Chuck Wright – bass guitar

 

QUIET RIOT Live:

March 18, 2017 -w- The Cotillion, Wichita, KS

March 24, 2017 -w- The Music Vault, Hardeeville, SC

March 25, 2017 -w- John F. Savage Arena, Toledo, OH

March 30, 2017 -w- The Machine Shop, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

April 7, 2017 -w- Bowery Live, West Palm Beach, FL

April 23, 2017 -w- The Rainbow Bar & Grill, West Hollywood, CA

April 28, 2017 -w-AVI Main Ballroom, Laughlin, NV

June 2, 2017 -w- City of Lincolnton, Lincolton, NC

June 11, 2017 -w- Motorcity Harley Davidson Festival, Farmington Hills, MI 

June 23, 2017 -w- Phase 2, Lynchburg, VA

June 24, 2017 -w- 15th Annual Funstatic Festival, Big Spring, TX

July 1, 2017 -w- Sundown Salute, Junction City, KS

July 15, 2017 -w- The Horny Toad, Lake Ozark, MO

August 11, 2017 -w- The Texan Theater, Greenville, TX

August 12, 2017 -w- Maude Cobb Event Center, Longview, TX

August 18, 2017 -w- Chase Co. Fairgrounds, Imperial, NE

August 26, 2017 -w- Cruisers Stateline, Port Falls, ID

October 28, 2017 -w- Rock The Park Festival @ Dean Porter Park, Brownsville, TX

October 29, 2017 -w- The Avanti’s Dome, Pekin, IL

 

For More Info Visit:

www.quietriot.band

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Night Ranger Releases New Song, “Comfort Me” From Upcoming Album, “Don’t Let Up”Available March 24th via Frontiers Music Srl

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Night Ranger Releases New Song, “Comfort Me” From Upcoming Album, “Don’t Let Up”Available March 24th via Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl will release “Don’t Let Up”, the new studio album from Night Ranger on March 24th. The album will be available in both a standard edition and a deluxe edition (featuring bonus track and bonus DVD – physical format only).

“Comfort Me” is the third single to be released from “Don’t Let Up” and is available to listen to HERE.

The first song released from the album, “Somehow Someway” can be heard HERE. The title track, “Don’t Let Up” can be heard HERE.

“The “Don’t Let Up” album is the result of five musicians living and breathing rock ‘n roll 24 hours a day. 35 years on and Night Ranger is once again ready to let the fans know “It’s Only Rock and Roll, but I like it,” says bassist/vocalist Jack Blades of the new album.

Pre-order “Don’t Let Up” here: http://radi.al/NightRangerDontLetUp

or at the links below:

Amazon: http://radi.al/DontLetUpAmazon

iTunes: http://radi.al/DontLetUpiTunesGoogle Play: http://radi.al/DontLetUpGooglePlay

Stream the current singles on Spotify: http://radi.al/DontLetUpSpotify

Night Ranger truly epitomizes the sound of the 80’s, while at the same time transcending it. Since their reunion in 1996, they have brought their guitar heavy, melodic brand of hard rock into the 21st century with their unparalleled talent, energy, and creativity.

“Don’t Let Up” Track Listing:

  1. Somehow Someway
  2. Running Out Of Time
  3. Truth
  4. Day And Night*
  5. Don’t Let Up
  6. Won’t Be Your Fool Again
  7. Say What You Want
  8. We Can Work It Out
  9. Comfort Me
  10. Jamie
  11. Nothing Left Of Yesterday

*Bonus audio track on Deluxe Edition

*Bonus DVD: Band Interviews; “Running Out Of Time” (video); “Day And Night” (Video)

For More Info Visit:

http://www.nightranger.com

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#484 MTRS – Stephen Pearcy Band

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Tonight’s show was just a hard rockin show with an interview with members of the Stephen Pearcy band. Warning, really graphic!

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Jack Russell – Jack Russell’s Great White Interview on Maximum Threshold Radio

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Had on the show this week our old friend Jack Russell, from his Jack Russell’s Great White.  This was a really sweet interview. Talked about the latest release by him and what went into making it.  Shared a bunch of interesting moments throughout the years when he was in the Great White band.  Trust me, if you enjoy Jack Russell, you’ll love this interview.

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Brian “Bee” Frank (Killer Bee)- Interview on Maximum Threshold Radio

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We had the chance to talk to long-time rocker Brian “Bee” Frank not too long ago on the Maximum Threshold Radio Show and we were in for a treat to hear what he has been up to.  Bee talked about the latest release by Killer Bee and the video production, living in Europe and a little Immigration / Visa situation that the band and others in the Scandinavian area are faced with if they are wanting to come to the States.  Really interesting topics covered.

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ASIA’s “Symfonia – Live In Bulgaria 2013” Available Today Via Frontiers Music Srl

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Today, Frontiers Music Srl is proud to release ASIA‘s new live album “Symfonia – Live In Bulgaria 2013”. In celebration of the live album’s release the band has unveiled a performance video for “Heat of the Moment”, ASIA‘s chart topping 80’s anthem. Watch it at: https://youtu.be/Xn5EzIOAHAU

While certainly not the intention when it was originally scheduled, in light of John Wetton’s recent passing, this release serves as a tribute to the late, great, legendary bassist and frontman, who passed away this January following a battle with cancer. R.I.P. John Wetton, it truly was an “Extraordinary Life” you led. Thanks for all the music!
See live footage of “Extraordinary Life” here: https://youtu.be/xJYs-n7ZpSM
And of “Only Time Will Tell” here: https://youtu.be/edYVLH91w10
The album is available for purchase here: http://radi.al/Symfonia and at the links below:
Stream the album on Spotify – http://radi.al/SymfoniaSpotify
Available on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and MP3 (audio only) the album was recorded during a special show on September 21st, 2013 during the Sounds of the Ages Festival at the magnificent Second Century Roman Theater in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. On some of the songs during the band’s set, Original Asia was joined by The Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Levon Manukian.
The show was then aired on Bulgarian National TV the following December 30th, 2013 and it is now presented in its entirety to the fans as a powerful witness of the line-up featuring original members John Wetton, Carl Palmer, Geoff Downes along with Sam Coulson on guitar.
The album track listing includes:
CD1:
1. Sole Survivor
2. Time Again
3. Face On The Bridge
4. My Own Time
5. Holy War
6. An Extraordinary Life
7. Days Like These
8. Open Your Eyes
CD2:
1. Only Time Will Tell*
2. Don’t Cry*
3. Heroine*
4. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes*
5. Wildest Dreams*
6. Heat Of The Moment*
*Performed with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra
DVD // BLU-RAY:
1. Sole Survivor
2. Time Again
3. Face On The Bridge
4. My Own Time
5. Holy War
6. An Extraordinary Life
7. Days Like These
8. Open Your Eyes
9. Only Time Will Tell*
10. Don’t Cry*
11. Heroine*
12. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes*
13. Wildest Dreams*
14. Heat Of The Moment*
15. Interview Segment
*Performed with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra
ASIA
John Wetton – Lead Vocal and Bass
Geoff Downes – Keyboards and Backing Vocals
Carl Palmer – Drums
Sam Coulson – Guitars
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SWMRS TO SUPPORT ALL TIME LOW ON US TOUR

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Bay Area quartet SWMRS today announced that they will support Fueled By Ramen label mates All Time Low on their US tour, which kicks off July 3 in Phoenix, AZ and wraps August 6 in Orlando, FL. Tickets for the tour go on sale on March 3 at 10:00am local time.

Prior to their US tour, SWMRS will support All Time Low on a tour of the United Kingdom and Europe that kicks off next month. SWMRS also recently announced that they will support Blink 182 and A Day To Remember on select European dates in June and will be appearing at Green Day’s Hyde Park performance in London on July 1st. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.

Last fall, Fueled By Ramen (home to Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At The Disco, Paramore, and many more) re-released SWMRS’ critically acclaimed debut album Drive North. The re-released version of the album includes re-mastered versions of the original release’s 12 tracks and new songs “Lose It” and “Palm Trees“, which was recently added to rotation at the band’s hometown radio station LIVE 105. Drive North is available now digitally HERE and physically HERE.  Watch SWMRS’ new music video for “D’You Have A Car” now HERE.

Praised for “defining the sound of now” in Rolling Stone’s Best New Artists 2016 feature, SWMRS originally released Drive North in February via their own Uncool Records. Noisey announced the release and premiered the album’s lead single “Figuring It Out” praising the track as a “poppy foot-tapper filled with skate-gang vocals.”Nylon premiered the band’s video for the track, which was directed by fellow Bay Area artist Kreayshawn. Watch it HERE. SWMRS made their network television debut, performing the song on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden in June.

Produced by FIDLAR frontman Zac Carper, Drive North also features the band’s debut single “Miley” which i-D Magazine premiered last fall, hailing the song as “the most punk tribute to Miley Cyrus ever.” The band’s DIY music video for the track can be seen HERE. Album opener, “Harry Dean” is an abridged version of a previously 17-minute epic the band originally recorded to soundtrack Saint Laurent Paris’s Spring/Summer 2016 presentation, earning them praise from fashion publications like WWD and Interview Magazine.

SWMRS Upcoming Live Dates

3/10/17 – London, UK – Eventim Apollo*

3/11/17 – Cardiff, UK – University Great Hall*

3/13/17 – Southampton, UK – O2 Guildhall*

3/14/17 – Cambridge, UK – Corn Exchange*

3/15/17 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy*

3/16/17 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy*

3/18/17 – Liverpool, UK – Guild of Students*

3/19/17 – Belfast, UK – Ulster Hall*

3/20/17 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia*

3/22/17 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy*

3/23/17 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo

3/24/17 – Sheffield, UK – O2 Academy*

3/25/17 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – O2 Academy*

3/27/17 – Edinburgh, UK – Corn Exchange*

3/28/17 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy*

3/30/17 – Norwich, UK – Nick Rayns LCR*

3/31/17 – London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy*

4/03/17 – Cologne, Germany – LMH*

4/04/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg*

4/06/17 – Hamburg, Germany – Grunspan*

4/08/17 – Paris, France – Elysee Montmartre*

4/10/17 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz Milano*

4/12/17 – London, UK – Boston Music Room

5/28/17 – Napa, CA – BottleRock Napa Valley

6/26/17 – Rotterdam, Netherlands#

6/29/17 – Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling-Hall#

7/01-17 – London, UK, Hyde Park+

7/03/17 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee*

7/05/17 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues*

7/07/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo*

7/08/17 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater*

7/10/17 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater*

7/11/17 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo*

7/13/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex*

7/14/17 – Denver, CO – Filmore Auditorium*

7/15/17 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater*

7/16/17 – Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre*

7/18/17 – Saint Louis, MO – The Pageant*

7/20/17 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre*

7/21/17 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom*

7/22/17 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagle Ballroom*

7/23/17 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor Amphietheatre*

7/25/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE – Outdoors*

7/26/17 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre*

7/28/17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues*

7/29/17 – Philadelphia, PA – The Flimore*

7/31/17 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage*

8/02/17 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live*

8/03/17 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live*

8/04/17 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz*

8/05/17 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle*

8/06/17 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues*

 

*with All Time Low

#with Blink 182 and A Day To Remember

+with Green Day, Rancid, Gogol Bordello, The Hives, The Living End, Beach Slang, Sunflower Bean, and Public Access TV

 

Listen to Drive North

iTunes: http://flyt.it/DriveNorth

Spotify: http://flyt.it/DriveNorth-sp

Loose Buttons EP ‘Sundays’ out now premiering via The 405

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“Loose Buttons is the indie pop band to know.”

The Observer

“Loose Buttons’ Arctic Monkeys-esque vocals will instantly hook you at the start, but then their electrifying guitars and explosive drums will make you want to stick around.”

Baeble

“As though reaching an epiphany, the four-piece is ushered in by glimmering, wistful guitars. Frontman Eric Nizgretsky, in his best Alex Turner suit, is irresistibly sincere when he croons the track’s title during the chorus, his voice stretching to meet his ex. His bandmates back him up with smooth vocals of their own, and a vintage ’60s touch that puts them on par with the likes of Turner’s The Last Shadow Puppets or a perhaps a cameo on That Thing You Do!.”

Consequence of Sound

“Breakups may suck, but they can be songwriting gold. NYC-based band Loose Buttons prove just that with their single “Milk & Roses”

Billboard

One of the world’s few true universal experiences is heartbreak. It will eventually plague every member of the human race, in one form or another, as we all struggle to come to terms with a relationship that just couldn’t go the distance. This conceit is at the core of Sundays, the latest EP from the New York-based indie rockers of Loose Buttons. The record, which will be officially released tomorrow, is making its exclusive premiere on The 405.

Billed as “the ultimate guide to relationship comedown,” Sundays is a fearless four-track collection, unafraid to delve into the dark, disheveled mess that often erupts in the aftermath of a breakup. Frontman Eric Nizgretsky offers an irresistible croon that explores difficult, painful questions: What went wrong? Was it my fault? Where do I go from here?

The narrative comes together beautifully, in no small part thanks to the 60s-indebted arrangements Nizgretsky’s bandmates lay down behind his poignant vocals. The band’s jangly, emotive guitar lines and angelic backing vocals carry a Beach Boys-style innocence, such as on ‘Am I The Only Reason?’ Even when the songs kick into overdrive to deliver an anthemic burst, all the questions and heartbreak-inspired confusion make for a twinkly, intoxicating and sorrowful listen.

While one case of heartache likely provided the initial fuel for this record, the universal experience of love pains surely helped each member offer their best performances. According to the band, the cathartic drive to make Sundays was incredibly important for the final product.

“Sundays was born in the confusion, the anger, the introspection and ultimately the acceptance that comes at the end of a meaningful relationship,” says Nizgretsky. “Throughout the process, I found a couple of positive ways to work through such an uncomfortable set of emotions: one was documenting what I felt as vividly as possible, and the other was having my band mates to lean on when things got really tough. Sundays is a direct result of both of those. It’s not only our most honest body of work, but it’s the one I needed the most.

// The 405

NXT Cleveland – March 3 Cleveland Agora

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Time to destroy the Cleveland Agora in early March. NXT plans to bring in the forces to deliver the pain. Wrestling is one of Cleveland’s deepest entertainment and with WWE’s brand NXT and their future superstars.  March 3rd marks the return of the NXT brand. It is guaranteed to deliver its message.

With shining stars such as

Championship Current champion(s)
NXT Championship Bobby Roode
NXT Women’s Championship Asuka
NXT Tag Team Championship The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar)

Shinsuke Nakamura, Kassius Ohno just to name a few.

Tickets are on sale and available right now. But are going fast. If you are interested better jump on it today!

Tickets

ALL TICKETS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION.

 

 

Kevin Sorbo will be at the 2017 Cleveland Wizard World Con

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As a strong leading man and a hunky half-god, Kevin Sorbo brings a refreshing cadence to Hollywood. Growing up in Mound, Minnesota, a western suburb of Minneapolis, the “Sorbs” excelled at football, basketball, baseball and golf, but his true passion was always to be an actor.  After studying marketing and advertising at Moorhead State University and the University of Minnesota, Kevin moved to Dallas where he joined an actors theater group and began modeling and doing television commercials.  From there he headed to Europe where a 3-month travel plan turned into 3½ years of work in Milan, Paris, Munich, London, and Zurich.   When he finally made his way to Los Angeles he booked his first commercial audition there which shot in Sydney, Australia.  That 10-day trip turned into a six-month stay where he shot 7 commercials and joined a theater group.  Moving back to Los Angeles he studied acting with Bill Traylor at the famed Loft studios.  He also studied with Janet Alhanti, Richard Brander, Cameron Thor and Roy London.  During that time he also appeared in over 150 commercials and made prime time appearances as a guest star on shows such as “Dallas”, “Cheers”,  “The Commish”, and “Murder She Wrote”.  He also had leading roles in two pilots.  “Aspen Extreme” for ABC and “Condition Critical” for CBS.

Sorbo received international stardom when he booked the lead role in “Hercules, the Legendary Journeys” (1993-1999).  Originally designed as a 5-movie mini-series, the innovative action show received a tremendous response and proved that Kevin was just what Hollywood was looking for.  The movies were transformed into a weekly show and exploded onto the mainstream, passing up ratings topper  “Baywatch” as the most watched TV show in the world, airing in 176 countries.  Sorbo also directed and wrote on the series.  The worldwide success of Hercules spun off two other series:  “Xena, Warrior Princess”  (1995-2000) and “Young Hercules” (1997-1998), starring Ryan Gosling as the teenage Hercules.

Following the success of a 7 year run on Hercules, Sorbo went straight into tackling another iconic role to star in the lead as “Captain Dylan Hunt” in “Gene Roddenberry’s, Andromeda”.   This was the first pilot written by Roddenberry in 1969 after the original Star Trek series was cancelled. Andromeda debuted as the number one, hour-long show in first run syndication and remained at number one for its entire run from 2000-2005.

In 1996, on hiatus from Hercules, Sorbo starred in the Universal Studios feature film “Kull, the Conqueror”, the prequel to “Conan, the Barbarian”.  That was followed by “Walking Tall, the Payback” and “Walking Tall, Lone Justice”, both for Sony/MGM.   Other popular credits are Lifetime Channel’s “Last Chance Café”, and Hallmark’s third highest rated film in the western, “Avenging Angel”.  Sorbo also had starring roles in “The Santa Suit” (2010), “Meet the Spartans” (2008),  “Prairie Fever” (2008), and the SyFy Channels “Never Cry Werewolf”.  Sorbo has since played opposite Kristy Swanson and John Ratzenberger in the independent film “What If….”, which premiered in August of 2011.  The independent film remained in theaters for 5 months and was nominated for Best Family Movie of the Year 2011 by the Movie Guide Awards.  Sorbo himself was nominated and received the Movie Guide Award for Most Inspirational Performance of the Year for his portrayal of “Ben Walker”.  In 2013 Sorbo was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Riverside Film Festival.

In between all that shooting, Sorbo also guest starred on a number of sitcoms including “Just Shoot Me, “Cybill”, “Two and a Half Men”, “Dharma and Greg”, “According to Jim”, “Gary Unmarried”,  “Don’t Talk to the B in Apartment 23”, and “Hope and Faith”.  You can also add “Psych”, “Hawaii 5-0”, and a recurring role in the final season of “The OC”.

In 2011, Sorbo starred alongside Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt in “Soul Surfer”, the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, played by Anna Sophia Robb, who lost her left arm in a shark attack while surfing. He switched his super hero role by playing a serial killer in “Julia X”, a 3D psychological thriller.  Other movies include the 2012 Christmas movie with Della Reese and Teri Polo, “A Christmas Angel”.  “Abel’s Field” is a modern day tale of Cain and Abel set in the world of Texas High School football, and “Shadow on the Mesa”, starring alongside Greg Evigan and Gail O’Grady. Other releases include  “The Black Box” and two comedies: “Poolboy: Drowning out the Fury”, and “FDR:  American Badass”.

DVD and theatrical releases for 2014/15 include “Storm Rider”, “Hope Bridge”, “Revelation Road: The Black Rider”, and “The Secret Handshake” a comedy written by Howie Klausner (Space Cowboys).   The “Mythica” trilogy of “The Necromancer”, “A Quest for Heroes”, and “The Darkspore” all set for a 2015 theatrical release dates.  Sorbo also shot a documentary of Lutheran disciple John Calvin called “Let the Lion Roar”.

2014 saw the release of the faith-based movie, “God’s Not Dead”.  The $2 million dollar budgeted movie hit a chord with audiences and became the most successful independent faith based movie ever with over $75 million US Box Office.

Kevin recently wrapped production on “Caged”.  The first of 3 movies dealing with the subject of human trafficking set for an early 2016 release.  Sorbo also leant his voice narrating the documentary, “Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus” and the documentary “Shadow Ring” both releasing in 2015.  He is also the voice for Maserati on TV and radio commercials.

Sorbo recently sold a one-hour dramatic TV show to NBC/Sony that he developed along with his wife, Sam.  “Miracle Man” is set in the current war on terrorism where Sorbo plays a lifetime Ranger fighting in Afghanistan where he is the sole survivor of a Taliban attack.  His return to America brings not only many changes for him, but those around him as well.

In 2005, he signed an unprecedented development deal with ABC/Touchstone Television that resulted in the creation go “Bobby Cannon”, a half-hour comedy pilot written by Barry Kemp of “Coach” and “Newhart” fame.  That pilot topped the charts in the audience testing, however ABC decided not to pick up the show.  Go figure.  Sorbo was also the lead in “Wolf Canyon”, a pilot about a show within a show that won the Genie Award for best comedy in Canada.

Kevin released his memoir in 2012, “True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life”.  The book chronicles his near death experience at the end of season 5 on Hercules.  Suffering three strokes and the battle back to regain his life.  It is an honest account of celebrity, personal tragedy, and the power of letting go.  In 2013, Sorbo received the Public Leadership in Neurology Award from the American Brain Foundation and American Academy of Neurology for his work in bringing stroke awareness to an international level.  Sorbo also received the 2013 Invisible Disabilities Association Inspiration Honors Award.  A non-profit organization encouraging, educating, and connecting people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe.  Sorbo also co-authored a Chicken Soup for the Soul, “Think Positive for Kids”.  101 stories about good decisions, self-esteem, and positive thinking released in the Fall of 2013.

In real life, Kevin leads “A World Fit for Kids”, a successful mentoring model that trains inner-city teens to use school, fitness, sports and positive role models for themselves, and then become the coaches and mentors for younger children.  In 2004, the program was awarded the Governor’s Gold Star for the most successful after-school program in the state of California.  Then in 2003, Kevin was named national spokesperson, successor to Arnold Schwarzenegger, for the Afterschool Alliance; a non-profit organization working to ensure that all children have access to safe, enriching afterschool programs.

Sorbo currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Sam and three young children.

#483 MTRS – Sammy Lee (Red Reign), Chris Green (Tyketto)

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What a killer show for you this week. Really nice to talk with Sammy Lee of Red Reign, and Tyketto’s guitarist Chris Green.

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Vans Warped Tour® Presented by Journeys® Unveils 2017 Artwork & Reveals Lineup Announce To Be on March 22

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Tickets For All Shows On Sale March 22 at 10:00AM local time

Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY February 17, 2017 – The entire lineup for the 2017 Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys, will be released on Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:00PM EST.

Tickets will also go on sale Wednesday, March 22nd at 10:00AM local time at vanswarpedtour.com

As a bonus for early ticket buyers, the first 500 tickets sold for each show will be at the lowest price available and will include a digital download of the Official Vans Warped Tour 50-song compilation.

Now in its 23rd year, the 41-date tour will commence June 16th in Seattle, WA and end on August 6 in Southern California.

This year, the Vans Warped Tour® presented by Journeys® forged a partnership with Valiant Entertainment to bring it’s award-winning library of comic book superheroes on the road and into an artwork and branding collaboration spanning the 2017 summer season.

“For 22 years, the Vans Warped Tour has been such a great platform for bands, brands, and creative minds,” said Vans Warped Tour® Founder Kevin Lyman. “It’s always fun to be able to do collaborations, and this partnership with Valiant Entertainment is very special from a creative standpoint.”

Multiple fan-favorite characters from Valiant’s 2,000-plus-strong library will make Warped Tour history as the centerpieces of the 2017 tour’s “comic book” theme. All summer long, Valiant’s most iconic heroes – including X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, Livewire, Ninjak, and more – will adorn posters, promotional pieces, merchandise, and more at over 40 tour dates across the United States.  The 2017 Vans Warped Tour® artwork was designed by acclaimed Valiant comic book artist Kano.

“This is a groundbreaking partnership on many levels, and we’re honored and excited to call the Vans Warped Tour our newest partner,” said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment. “The Vans Warped Tour is an institution, and comics are the next logical extension of their hugely influential footprint. There’s a huge reciprocity between music and comics, and we were happy to find that there are just as many fans in their camp as there are in ours. We look forward to doing awesome things together in 2017 and beyond.”

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Announce US Dates

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT will return to the road in the US this year with a two week stretch of dates; some of which will see the band playing support for Opeth. The band continues to tour on the strength of their new record, Transcendence. Speaking about their upcoming shows in North America, Devin comments:

“Continuing on our run to support Transcendence, we are coming back to America for a quick run with Opeth and Gojira as well as some additional dates to get us to and from those shows. We are many places this year and are trying to make sure we take advantage of our geographic locations as we roll. The band keeps getting stronger and we look forward to seeing you there!”

DEVIN TOWNSEND Online: 
Official Website: http://www.hevydevy.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend

Recorded at The Armoury Studios in Vancouver, Canada with Townsend and Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood (Periphery, Animals as Leaders), Transcendence sounds absolutely massive. From the moment ‘Truth’—a re-work from the Infinity album—monstrously blends into the soul-stirring ‘Stormbending’ to the undulating cool of mid-point jam ‘Secret Sciences’ and Ween cover ‘Transdermal Celebration’, Townsend and crew have engineered a modern-day classic. The sheer scale of tracks like ‘Failure’, ‘Higher’, and the majestic title track is at once daunting and inviting. Transcendence pulls the listener in like a movie score. It has the emotional heft of Rosenman’s Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and the mega-riff power of Black-era Metallica.

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT – Upcoming US Dates
Friday, April 28th – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House*
Saturday, April 29th – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Orpheum*
Sunday, April 30th – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater*
Tuesday, May 2nd – St Louis, MO @ The Ready Room*
Thursday, May 4th – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*
Friday, May 5th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls*
Saturday, May 6th – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory^^
Sunday, May 7th – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom^
Tuesday, May 9th – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre^
Thursday, May 11th – Denver, CO @ Red Rock Amphitheatre^
Friday, May 12th – Kansas City, KS @ Arvest Bank Theatre^
Saturday, May 13th – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room^
Sunday, May 14th – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s**

* – Headlining with Thank You Scientist & ONI
** – Headlining with Thank You Scientist
^ – Supporting Opeth & Gojira
^^ – Supporting Mastodon, Opeth & Gojira

LOCASH CELEBRATES ACM NOMINATION FOR ‘NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

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LOCASH’s Chris Lucas and Preston Brust are celebrating their first major industry award nomination as ACM Awards® nominees in the New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year category.

As Country Aircheck’s No. 1 New Artist for 2016, the Reviver Records duo is fresh off their No. 1 smash single, “I Know Somebody” and their first RIAA Gold-Certified chart-topping single “I Love This Life.” “Ring On Every Finger,” LOCASH’s new sweet sentiment single that just begs to be danced to, recently premiered all over CMT channels and platforms.

“We are just so happy country radio gave us a chance and believed in us! Without them we wouldn’t be here! And thank you to all the ACM voters for the nomination, and the opportunity to have a chance to win New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year!” Chris Lucas exclaimed. “This is incredible! THANK YOU country radio, ACMs and every voter for your heart in this journey. We have dreamt of this day for so many minutes and so many miles,” Preston Brust added.

The ACM Awards® are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“Ring on Every Finger” was also filmed in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The duo brought their contagious energy to the screen for their third single from their album THE FIGHTERS (CLICK HERE to watch).

They’re currently on the road as part of Live Nation’s Ones to Watch Tour with Reviver Records labelmate and hot newcomer Michael Tyler. BMLG Records Ryan Follese will also join LOCASH for select shows. CLICK HERE for more information on special VIP packages and tickets (tour dates below).

For more information on LOCASH, visit locashmusic.com and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


LOCASH ‘ONES TO WATCH’ TOUR:
Feb. 17 Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, Pa.
Feb. 18 The Fillmore — Silver Springs, Md.
Feb. 25 St. Andrews Hall — Detroit, Mich.
Feb. 26 Gramercy Theatre — New York, N.Y.
March 23 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, Minn.
March 25 Summit Music Hall – Denver, Colo.
March 29 Neptune Theater — Seattle, Wash.
March 31 House of Blues — Las Vegas, Nev.
April 22 Delmar Hall – Saint Louis, Mo.**
**Ryan Follese will not appear on this date

ADDITIONAL LOCASH TOUR DATES:
Feb. 16 Vapor Nightclub — Saratoga Springs, N.Y
March 03 The Ranch — Ft. Myers, Fla.
March 04 WIRK Rib Round UP — West Palm Beach, Fla.
March 09 Ralston Arena — Ralston, Neb.
March 14 3rd & Lindsley — Nashville, Tenn.
March 16 Stars with Guitars — Providence, R.I.
March 17 Runaway Country — Kissimmee, Fla.
March 19 Wilkes University — Wilkes Barre, Pa.
March 24 Bourbon Jack’s Honkytonk — Hastings, Neb.
March 26 Warehouse 25 — Grand Junction, Colo.
April 06 Country Thunder Arizona — Florence, Ariz.
April 07 Paradise Cove – River Spirit Casino — Tulsa, Okla.
April 09 Tortuga Music Festival — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
April 21 Boondocks — Springfield, Ill.
April 29 Pepsi SpringJam — Panama City Beach, Fla.
May 6 Kegs Canalside Event Center — Jordan, N.Y.
May 26 Silver Dollar Fair — Chico, Calif.
June 09 Kick’n Up Kountry Music Festival — Karlstad, Minn.
June 10 Winstock Country Music Festival — Winsted, Minn.
June 18 Burlington Steamboat Days — Burlington, Iowa
June 21 Country USA — Oshkosh, Wisc.
June 25 Living History Farms — Urbandale, Iowa
June 30 Greeley Stampede — Greeley, Colo.
July 13 Red River Valley Fair — West Fargo, N.D.
July 14 Country Thunder Saskatchewan — Craven, Sask.
July 15 Hodag Country Festival — Rhinelander, Wisc.
July 20 Country Jam USA — Eau Claire, Wisc.
July 29 Jackson County Fair — Maquoketa, Iowa
Aug. 03 Sweetwater County Fair — Rock Springs, Wyo.
Aug. 04 Phillips County Fair — Dodson, Mont.
Show review from Cleveland

LoCash let it rip at the Cleveland House of Blues

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LoCash destroys Cleveland HOB 2/15/17

One of the most anticipated artist to roll through the Cleveland area made another return visit here. Last time was singing the national anthem at Game 2 of the World Series.

Armed with top hits on the charts and a custom LeBron James robe, the LoCash crusade delivered a knockout performance to the heavily packed venue at the Cleveland House of Blues. This show extra special to us. As the performance really was taken to the fans. The artists would walk through the crowd and sing with their fans. Keeping the crowd well into the mix of the music.

I was especially happy to see that the guys actually paid attention to my 8 year old daughter, they waved at her throughout the show and even stopped to give her guitar pics. LoCash is indeed one of her favorite artists and I am sure that her inclusion in this show will definitely keep her as a strong fan.

LoCash played a deep set and seemed to really be feeling the vibe on stage as they ran through their set and included classic country tracks from the 90’s to get the crowd singing with them. They even played a ZZ Top song. I could ramble on about this band as how great they sounded and the band members were on top of their game. The guitarist were phenomenal and yes even the keyboardist who tours with Poison was good with his rendition of a Journey classic.

Overall: well ranking a show of this caliber is quite easy is was a 9.9/10 a perfect 10 would by if pyro was added. I am sure they would add that at a larger venue. If you are looking for a fun show to check out please take some time and see LoCash when they roll through your town. It is well worth it.

 

HighVolMusic recording artist DC4 will be headlining Musicians For VETS this year in Las Vegas on Saturday April 15th.

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HighVolMusic recording artist DC4 will be headlining Musicians For VETS this year in Las Vegas on Saturday April 15th.

For a third year, Musicians For VETS is presenting the Homeless Veteran Benefit Concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. Musicians For VETS produces benefit concerts and events consisting of a community of musicians, volunteers and sponsors who help raise 100 % donations for US VETS and other veteran organizations who help homeless veterans in their community.

The lineup for this years event consists of:

DC4
Tailgun
Berdoo
Cyanide
Dive Bomber
Driven
Attack Of The Rising
Bakers Dozen
Tura Alouise
Nacca Project
SJ Sindicate
Scott Burkhart

Saturday April 15, 2017
Adrenaline Sports Bar & Grill
3103 N Rancho Rd Las Vegas, NV 89130

Tickets available at Ticketfly
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1429064

Musicians For VETS website
http://musiciansforvets.com/

As previously reported, DC4 is set to hit Travis Dickerson’s Recording Studio in Chatsworth, CA April 1st to begin recording for their upcoming release due out Summer 17′. Renowned producer Bill Metoyer will be producing the project at SkullSeven Productions.

THE DRIP To Support Kreator And Obituary On Seattle Show Of Decibel Tour + Additional Shows Supporting The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability Announced

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Washington-based grindcore outfit THE DRIP has booked several new upcoming shows across the Pacific Northwest in support of their Relapse Records-released The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability debut album.

THE DRIP‘s new shows include an opening slot at the Seattle date of the upcoming Decibel Magazine tour featuring Kreator, Obituary, Midnight, and Horrendous on March 28th. That set is followed by a headlining show in Olympia the following night, March 29th, and the weekend cones to a smoldering finale with a show in Portland March 30th, with Nails, Toxic Holocaust, and Gatecreeper. Additional shows are to be expected.

THE DRIP Live:

3/28/2017 Neptune – Seattle, WA @ Decibel Tour w/ Kreator, Obituary, Midnight, Horrendous [info]

3/29/2017 Obsidian – Olympia, WA

3/30/2017 Analog Café & Theater – Portland, OR w/ Nails, Toxic Holocaust, Gatecreeper [info]

Marking ten years since the band’s inception this year, THE DRIP began the year with the delivery of their proper debut album, The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability, released through Relapse Records. Fusing together the rawest elements of crust, powerviolence, d-beat and grind, the album offers thirteen frenzied tracks, chock-full of slaughterhouse riffage, lightning fast blastbeats, and pulverizing breakdowns, produced by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust and mastered by Brad Boatright (Skeletonwitch, Gatecreeper, Weekend Nachos).

Stream The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability in its entirety at THIS LOCATION and see the video for “Blackest Evocation” HERE.

The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability is available through Relapse Records on CD, LP, and digital formats. Physical preorders and bundles are available via Relapse.com HERE and digital preorders via Bandcamp HERE.

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Shane Owens Stands Up For Traditional Country With New Single “All The Beer In Alabama”

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Shane Owens’ latest single release, “All The Beer In Alabama,” leaves little doubt why he was recently named by Rolling Stone Country as one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.” With this new release Owens continues to prove his vocal ability to rightfully rub shoulders with the legends.

“All The Beer In Alabama” is the third single release from his highly acclaimed “Where I’m Comin’ From” CD and is gaining instant connectivity with both radio and listeners. The CD is available for purchase at select retailers across the nation and online at iTunes, Amazon and ShaneOwensCountry.com.

Written by Owens, Dan Murph and Phillip Douglas, “All The Beer In Alabama” offers an alternative to the party songs that proliferate in modern country today. It acknowledges the pleasures of “drinkin’ with the boys” and “shootin’ that 8-ball” but affirms that loyalty, integrity and faithfulness for the one he loves are his greatest priorities.

Feedback from country radio has been overwhelmingly positive:
“Great COUNTRY song! My GM said “Keep sending us Country Songs like this!”
– Austin Daniels, KFTX Radio

“Best traditional Country I have heard in a while.”– Bill Cody, 650 AM WSM

“New country traditionalist Shane Owens knocks it out of the park again with ‘All the Beer in Alabama.’ He has a catchy knack for telling real stories about real people. This guy is one to watch in 2017!” – Chris Diestler, KQBA Radio

“A true country song’s best friend is Shane Owens! Listen to ‘All The Beer In Alabama’ and tell me you didn’t live the song!!! Simple, true, pure country music brought to you by one of the best voices in the business today… that’s Shane Owens!”
Ed Carter, WKSR-AM/FM-WLLX-FM

“Shane Owens is an Alabama country boy through and through. And his true country roots shine again with ‘All the Beer in Alabama.’ It’s a rousing anthem, a fun song and breath of fresh Southern air speaking to Shane’s background, playing in some of the South’s biggest and best honkytonks.” – Dave Summers, WTVY Radio

“Shane Owens has country in his blood…and I’m not talking about that manufactured “country” that’s coming out of Nashville right now. This is true country, reminiscent of Strait, Randy Travis and Clint Black!” – Kelly Green, WEIO The Farm

Along with his radio success, Owens enjoyed several major milestones this past week. On Feb. 8 he joined an all-star lineup onstage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to pay tribute to one of his greatest influences, Randy Travis. In his performance of “Heroes And Friends,” Owens paid homage to Travis, who served as executive producer for Where I’m Comin’ From. The Country Music Hall Of Fame member had previously noted that “Shane has successfully merged yesterday and today to remind us that country will always be in style.” Then on Feb. 10 Owens was honored to open for another traditional country giant, Gene Watson, at the legendary Nashville Palace.

“Everything has been moving so fast since we released Where I’m Comin’ From,” Owens observes. “The early response from radio on my brand new single has been unbelievable. And with helping to honor Randy and open for Gene, this week especially has been a humbling but joyous ride.”

Recent media coverage has included stories by WSMV TV, Nash Country Daily, Wide Open Country, The Trucker, Nashville Music Guide, Freshly Brewed Country, AXS.com, Country Music Junkies and Roughstock.

To learn more about Shane Owens visit ShaneOwensCountry.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Desirae Bronson – “Feel Good Song” Check her out!

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Desirae Bronson – “Feel Good Song” Check her out!

Today we were all enlightened on a great talent, Desirae Bronson. Had the opportunity to give her music a listen and was more than impressed with the entire vibe of the song. The video made it much more sweeter. You can watch it below.

Desirae develops a strong melodic folky/country vibe in this song. It is so easy to be pulled into it and feel like the song was written for you. Music these days have walked away from that feeling. “Feel Good Song” accomplishes what it’s name says. “It gives you something to smile about, one of those big smiles.”

Check out Desirae Bronson and show her some love by checking out her music and follow her on her social media sites.

Among the hordes of musical artists Desirae Bronson emerges with beauty and wholeness in a refreshing, homegrown style. Her smoky-velvet voice weaves simple County-Folk-Rock melodies into your mind through lyrics that convey life in a way everyone can relate to. Having begun her career in the unlikely city of Boise, Idaho, this singer/songwriter has found her way on stage with headliners such as Clint Black,The Band Perry, Jana Kramer, Joe Nichols, Trace Adkins, Little Texas and Thompson Square as well as headlining her own shows in concert houses, venues and festivals all over the Northwest. In 2013 she was chosen as RAW artist “Musician of the Year”, Winner of First Place in the National Radio Talent Contest (receiving over 100,000 votes), and a finalist in Nashville’s Music City Songwriting Competition. Her albums title track was also placed on the Big Bang Theory last spring. It won’t take long for you to realize that she has that special something listeners crave. Her album “This Is Me” demonstrates that she is “not afraid to let you see” who she is and what she is about.

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LoCash to rock the Cleveland HOB on Weds Fed 15th

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Hello Cleveland! LoCash will be bringing their hard hitting music to the Cleveland House of Blues this Weds Feb 15. Expect this show to be on you will not forget.

It’s an exciting time to be LOCASH these days. That might very well be one of the biggest understatements in Nashville these days. Already in their career, the duo of Preston Brust and Chris Lucas have enjoyed hit singles, sold-out concert appearances here and abroad, and have tasted the top of the chart as two of Nashville’s quickest-rising songwriters. But, to quote the old saying… You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.

The coming year will bring the fans what they have been clamoring for – new music. And, with the ultimate All-Star team at Reviver in play, Lucas says that the future is bright. “We know we can make this new record deal very successful. We’ve done our due diligence. We have throw kindling all over the place, and it’s time to light it. We’ve got a lot of great fans and people who believe in us. I don’t think you can be in a better position than what we are right now. We have studied with the best, and “For The First Time Ever,” we are confident that our songs and live performances are at the top of their game, so get ready to experience Livin’ Loud with LOCASH.”

Event Info:

Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
This is an all ages concert.

This event is general admission (GA) standing room only with reserved seating in the balcony.  All general admission tickets are standing room only.

Ticket Prices:
$22.50 – Advance GA standing room only
$25.00 – Day of Show GA standing room only
$32.50 – Balcony reserved seating

Lineup:

LOCASH
Michael Tyler
Support acts are subject to change without notice

 

Go VIP and Meet LOCASH!

I Know Somebody Meet & Greet Package Includes:

•  General admission ticket

•  VIP early entry into the venue

•  Preshow meet & greet + photo with LOCASH

•  Private & intimate acoustic performance by LOCASH

•  Q&A session

•  Autographed tour poster

•  Exclusive LOCASH merchandise item

•  Official meet & greet laminate

•  Limited inventory

For questions regarding your package contents, please contact info@future-beat.com.