POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE ANNOUNCES GALA PERFORMERS AND GRAND JURY, TICKETS NOW ON SALE

TORONTO, ON – Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, has announced the performers for the September 18 Polaris Gala at The Carlu in Toronto.

They include:

Lisa LeBlanc
Lido Pimienta
Tanya Tagaq
Leif Vollebekk
Weaves

More acts may be announced at a later date. 

Limited public tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

Polaris also announced who will be on the Grand Jury to determine this year's best Canadian album, judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration of genre or record sales.

They are:

Brian Cleveland, CFMH, Saint John, NB
Francella Fiallos, CKDU, Halifax, NS
Erin Flynn, CHUO 89.1FM, Ottawa, ON
Vish Khanna, Kreative Kontrol, Guelph, ON
Nick Krewen, Freelance Journalist, Toronto, ON
Erik Leijon, Freelance Journalist, Montréal, QC
Tara McCarthy, CBC Radio One, Whitehorse, YT
Catherine Pogonat, Radio-Canada, Montréal, QC
Sandra Sperounes, Edmonton, AB, Capital City Records
Laura Stanley, Freelance Journalist, Toronto, ON
Brad Wheeler, The Globe And Mail, Toronto, ON

The Polaris Gala will be hosted by CBC Radio 2 Morning host Raina Douris and live streamed at CBCMusic.ca and on CBC Music's Facebook and YouTube pages starting at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, September 18. 

The Polaris Music Prize will award $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year. Each of the nine other Short-Listed artists will receive $3,000 courtesy of Slaight Music.

We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters. 

We acknowledge the OMDC for their continued support of the Polaris Music Prize. 

About the Polaris Music Prize 
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. polarismusicprize.ca 

About CBC Music
CBC Music is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 90 web radio stations, available on your smartphone or tablet, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. www.cbcmusic.ca

About Blue Ant Media 
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international content producer, distributor and channel operator. From our production houses around the world, we create content for multiple genres including factual, factual entertainment, short-form digital series and kids programming. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,300+ hours of content, including the largest 4K natural history offering on the market. Blue Ant Media’s international channel business offers a portfolio of media brands such as Love Nature (International), ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada) and HGTV (New Zealand). Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, London, Sydney, Beijing and Taipei. blueantmedia.ca
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Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Media assets: 
(Polaris logos, album covers, bios, photos, streams):
http://polarismusicprize.ca/media
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LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS ANNONCE LES ARTISTES EN PRESTATION AU GALA ET LE GRAND JURY, LES BILLETS SONT EN VENTE MAINTENANT

Toronto, ON – Mardi 15 août 2017

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music et produit par Blue Ant Media, a dévoilé les artistes qui seront en prestation lors du gala Polaris le 18 septembre prochain au Carlu à Toronto.

La liste inclut: 

Lisa LeBlanc
Lido Pimienta
Tanya Tagaq
Leif Vollebekk
Weaves

Une quantité limitée de billets pour le public est en vente maintenant via Ticketmaster.

Le Polaris a également annoncé le grand jury qui déterminera le meilleur album canadien de l’année. Celui-ci est jugé uniquement sur le mérite artistique, sans aucune considération pour le genre musical ou les ventes d’albums.

Voici le grand jury:

Brian Cleveland, CFMH, Saint-Jean, NB
Francella Fiallos, CKDU, Halifax, NS
Erin Flynn, CHUO 89.1FM, Ottawa, ON
Vish Khanna, Kreative Kontrol, Guelph, ON
Nick Krewen, Pigiste, Toronto, ON
Erik Leijon, Pigiste, Montréal, QC
Tara McCarthy, CBC Radio One, Whitehorse, YT
Catherine Pogonat, Radio-Canada, Montréal, QC
Sandra Sperounes, Capital City Records, Edmonton, AB
Laura Stanley, Pigiste, Toronto, ON
Brad Wheeler, The Globe And Mail, Toronto, ON

Le gala Polaris sera animé par Raina Douris, animatrice de l’émission CBC Radio 2 Morning, et diffusé en direct sur CBCMusic.ca ainsi que sur les pages Facebook et YouTube de CBC Music à partir de 20h (ET) le lundi 18 septembre.

Le Prix de musique Polaris offre 50 000$ à l’artiste ou au groupe ayant créé l’album canadien de l’année. Les neuf autres nommés de la courte liste recevront 3 000$ chacun, une gracieuseté de Slaight Music.

Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier de FACTOR, du gouvernement du Canada par l'entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien (Fonds de la musique du Canada) et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

Nous reconnaissons l’appui continu de l’OMDC envers le Prix de musique Polaris.

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et récompense annuellement les artistes ayant créé des albums de musique canadiens de renom. Un groupe sélectionné de critiques musicaux jugent et décernent le Prix sans considération pour le genre musical ou la popularité commerciale. polarismusicprize.ca

À propos de CBC Music
CBC Music est le service gratuit de musique en ligne du Canada qui connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique canadienne et internationale. Simple et facile à naviguer, CBC Music offre aux amateurs de musique un accès à plus de 70 stations de radio en ligne disponibles sur tablette et téléphone intelligent. De plus, il offre des contenus créés par les programmateurs et personnalités les plus renseignés des quatre coins du pays. CBCMusic.ca

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Blue Ant Media est une société privée internationale qui produit et distribue du contenu, et qui opère des chaînes. À partir de nos maisons de production à travers le monde, nous créons divers contenus incluant du divertissement factuel, de courtes séries numériques et des émissions jeunesse. Notre entreprise de distribution, Blue Ant International, propose un catalogue de plus de 2300 heures de contenu, incluant la plus grande bibliothèque d'histoire naturelle en 4K disponible sur le marché. Les canaux d’affaires internationaux de Blue Ant Media offrent un portefeuille de marques médiatiques telles que Love Nature (International), ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada) et HGTV (Nouvelle-Zélande). Blue Ant Media est basée à Toronto, avec des bureaux à Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, Londres, Sydney, Beijing et Taipei. Blueantmedia.ca
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Contacts médias:

Prix Polaris - Québec 
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Prix Polaris - Canada
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Matériel promo:
(Logos du Polaris, pochettes d’albums, biographies, photos, audio):
http://polarismusicprize.ca/media
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BOOGÁT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM SAN CRISTOBAL BAILE INN

SET FOR RELEASE ON OCTOBER 6

TOURING CANADA THIS FALL  

WATCH VIDEO FOR MEZCALERO FELIZ

Toronto, ON – August 16, 2017 – Canadian-Mexican artist, Boogát, has unveiled the stunning new video for his track, Mezcalero Feliz, which premiered via Ici Musique. The song is from his forthcoming album, San Cristobal Baile Inn, set for release on October 6 via Maisonnette Music, and will be available for pre-order on September 29. Watch the video here. This fall, Boogát will hit the road to share his new songs, performing across Ontario and Quebec, with stops in Brooklyn, NY and Guadalajara, Mexico. See below for a list of dates, with more to be announced.

Mezcalero Feliz draws inspiration from Mezcal, the drink, and its storied traditions. It provides a window into the millennium of the Mezcalillero & Mezcolatra lifestyle. The song borrows and reworks numerous Mexican folk sayings that celebrate Mezcal, while Mezcalero Feliz shines through its modern interpretation of a song style usually reserved for traditional Mexican music. The song is the second single from San Cristobal Baile Inn, following Eres Una Bomba.

San Cristobal Baile Inn is Boogát’s third album, written entirely in Spanish, and revisits a more electronic sound, infused with rap and Reggaeton flavours. A danceable, uplifting and party oriented record, it stays true to the roots of Latin music, while remaining politically charged. The album was written while Boogát spent a year living in Mexico’s capital city, in search of his own personal connection to his parent’s culture. His mother, being from Mexico, he wanted to bring the family to the city, explore its neighbourhoods, music and subcultures. While doing so, he connected with the diaspora of international Latin musicians who congregate in the metropolis, making Mexico the number one city for Latin music.

San Cristobal (St. Christopher) is the patron of the travelers and the album is a celebration of immigrants and travelers at large. Cristobal’s “Inn” symbolizes the hotel Boogát traveled through for a brief moment.  

Boogát hails from Montreal, QC and blends hip-hop with Latin Music styles such as Cumbia and Reggaeton. Of Paraguayan and Mexican descent, he was born in Québec City to immigrant parents and raised in the Beauport borough of the city, then moved to Montreal in 2001, where his career took off.

Performing initially in French, Boogát switched to Spanish after playing with Latin Music group, Roberto Lopez Project, and Electro producer, Poirier; discovering a new world of possibilities that opened doors to collaborating with artists such as Frikstailers, Uproot Andy, El Hijo De La Cumbia, Radio Radio, Lido Pimienta, El Dusty, G-Flux, Sotomayor, Super San, Niña Dioz, Mati Zundel and El Remolon, amongst others.

Boogát released his first full-length Spanish album, El Dorado Sunset, in 2013. The album won two Félix Awards for Best World Music Album and Producer of the Year at ADISQ 2013. He has been touring non-stop in Canada, USA, México, Argentina, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Czech Republic and Spain ever since. In 2015, he released his album, Neo Reconquista, which includes collaborations with La Yegros, Sonido Pesa’o and Pierre Kwenders. The album won two awards for World Music Album of the Year, at The 2016 JUNO Awards, and the Félix Award at ADISQ 2016.

TOUR DATES
October 13 –  Brooklyn, NY – C’mon Everybody in Bedstuy (Boogát DJ Set)
November 04 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall (opening for Lemon Bucket Orkestra)
November 10 – Ottawa, ON – Mercury Lounge
November 11– Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre (opening for Lemon Bucket Orkestra)

November 18 – Guadalajara, MX – Festival Sucede (Boogát DJ Set)
November 24 – Sherbrooke, QC – The Little Black Box
November 25 – Quebec, QC – Le Cercle 

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CADENCE WEAPON SHARES DON’T TALK TO ME PRODUCED BY FRANCISGOTHEAT

ENLISTS BRYSON TILLER/DRAKE PRODUCER FOR CONFIDENT NEW TRACK

Toronto, ON – August 14, 2017 – Cadence Weapon is here to work. After years of leading the rap avant-garde, the Toronto-based, Edmonton, AB native is more self-assured than ever, making moves in his own lane with no endorsements or sponsorships. In his new loose single, Don’t Talk To Me, Cadence Weapon links with Toronto producer, FrancisGotHeat, (Roy Woods, Bryson Tiller, Drake) for a mellow yet refined sound, detailing his renewed focus, and demanding the people who aren’t adding value to stay away. Purchase and stream the track here.  

“The song is inspired by my experiences navigating the rap scene over the years,” Cadence explains. “Since my last album, I’ve matured a lot, refined my music and surrounded myself with people who have my best interests in mind. It’s about refocusing my energy and flipping the script to the next page of my career. There’s a restorative element to this song. ‘Don’t Talk To Me’ means ‘don’t talk to me unless it’s something productive.’ That’s all I care about.”

Earlier this year, Cadence Weapon ended his long hiatus from recording music by teaming up with Kaytranada for My Crew (Woooo), a haunting, heart-pounding track. Through frenetic tongue-twisting verses that call out internet trolls and Camo pant-wearing cops, My Crew (Woooo) mirrors the energy of Montreal’s underground afterhours party scene, complete with hedonistic imagery and shout outs to his crew dwelling in the various neighbourhoods of the city. Cadence describes the song as “an anthem about unapologetically being who you want to be, no matter what anybody else thinks.”

Recognized as Canada’s “most creative” rapper by the National Post, Cadence Weapon (aka Roland “Rollie” Pemberton) has consistently exhibited a passion to take rap into new and unexpected directions. Born in Edmonton, Cadence had an upbringing uniquely suited to becoming a rapper. His father Teddy, a Brooklyn native, was the DJ that introduced hip-hop to Edmonton with his pioneering radio show, The Black Experience in Sound, on CJSR 88.5 FM. After spending his childhood immersed in his father’s diverse archive of music, Cadence started rapping at age 13. Soon, he was entering freestyle battles, rocking shows with his uncle’s funk band and teaching himself how to make beats.

Following the online success of his Cadence Weapon Is The Black Hand mixtape, Cadence released his self-produced debut album, Breaking Kayfabe, in December 2005 at the age of 19. The album was met with international critical acclaim, with the BBC praising its mix of “vivid, scattershot rhymes” and “techno-tinged beats.” In 2009, Cadence was appointed Poet Laureate of Edmonton, making him the literary ambassador of his home city for two years, during which he was invited to read poetry for an event at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He followed up this literary stint with 2012’s Hope In Dirt City, an album produced by Cadence recording live instruments and sampling them for his beats. The album was his second to be shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.

www.soundcloud.com/cadenceweapon

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SEETHER RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO
FOR BETRAY AND DEGRADE

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 10

Toronto, ON – August 10, 2017 – 
Betray and Degrade, Seether’s newest music video from their seventh full-length studio album, Poison the Parish, premiered on Vevo today. This is the second music video the band released from their latest album.



Poison the Parish (Canine Riot / Fantasy), which hit on May 12th, 2017, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Hard Rock albums chart, #14 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart, and #8 on Billboard's Current albums chart selling more than 31,000 copies in its first week.

Most recently the band shared lead single, Let You Down, which sat at #1 across the U.S. at rock radio for four consecutive weeks.



Poison the Parish, recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, marks the first album produced entirely by front man Shaun Morgan. Perhaps the heaviest and most expressive collection they've ever released, the album is earning their best notices in years.

Seether is currently on the last leg of their North American tour, and come September 10th, they will embark on their European tour. The European tour includes stops in countries such as Russia, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, among others.

BUY POISON THE PARISH:

iTunes / Apple Music deluxe
Amazon physical
Amazon digital
Bundles featuring exclusive limited-edition merchandise are available here.

LISTEN VIA Spotify

SEETHER ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
8/11 - Glendive, Mont. - Dawson County Fairgrounds
8/14 - Boulder, Colo. - Boulder Theatre
8/16 - Wichita, Kan. - The Cotillion
8/17 - Dallas, Texas - House of Blues
8/19 - San Antonio, Texas - The Aztec Theatre
8/20 - Houston, Texas - House of Blues
8/21 - Corpus Christi, Texas - Concrete Street Amphitheatre
8/23 - San Angelo, Texas - RiverStage
8/24 - Albuquerque, N.M. - Sunshine Theatre
8/26 - Las Vegas, Nev. - Fremont Street

SEETHER ON EUROPEAN TOUR:
9/10 - Ekaterinburg, Russia - Tele Club
9/12 - Moscow, Russia - Red
9/13 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation - Clubzal
9/15 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller Music Hall
9/16 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
9/18 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
9/19 - Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany - Markthalle
9/20 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
9/22 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg Max
9/23 - Grogingen, Netherlands - De Oosterpoort
9/24 - Tillburg, Netherlands - 013
9/26 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys Neue Welt
9/27 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
9/29 - Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
9/30 - Brno, Czech Republic - Fleda
10/1 - Budapest, Hungary - Durer
10/3 - Bezirk-Landstrasse, Austria - Arena Wien
10/4 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
10/6 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage Werk
10/7 - Dornbirn, Austria - Conrad Sohm
10/9 - Zurich, Switzerland - Xtra
10/10 - Frankfurt Am Main, Germany - Batschkapp
10/11 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA-Longhorn
10/13 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
10/15 - London, United Kingdom - O2 Forum Kentish Town
10/16 - Manchester, United Kingdom - O2 Ritz Manchester
10/17 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - O2 ABC Glasgow
10/18 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - O2 Institute Birmingham

About Seether:
Since their formation in 1999, SEETHER, (Shaun Morgan - vocals/guitar, Dale Stewart - bass/vocals, and John Humphrey - drums) have become one of the most successful bands in the world. The hard rocking trio from Pretoira, South Africa has released seven albums, three of which have gone Platinum and two more that are certified Gold along with a live concert DVD that has sold over 500,000 units for total worldwide sales in excess of 6 million. The consistent hit makers have quietly amassed 12 #1 singles—eighteen Top 5 multi-format hits resulting in singles sales that top eight million, a level of success few artists working today can match. The relentlessly hard-working outfit has averaged 120 performances a year, crisscrossing the globe, emerging into headlining mainstays and featured performers on many of the world’s biggest rock festivals. With over 280 million Vevo views and three million Facebook fans, Seether’s powerful online presence is solid proof of their hard won, fiercely loyal worldwide fan base.

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ALICE GLASS RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE WITHOUT LOVE

VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY, WATCH HERE

ANNOUNCES HEADLINE TOUR DATES THIS FALL, SET TO SUPPORT MARILYN MANSON

Toronto, ON – August 10, 2017 –
Alice Glass returns with her new single, Without Love, accompanied by a video directed by Floria Sigismondi and co-produced by The FADER and MAAVEN—watch it here.

Furthermore, Glass has confirmed select, very special headline dates this fall, and will join Marilyn Manson as direct support on his North American tour.

Glass’ own dates kick off September 14 with an intimate, celebratory show at Los Angeles’ The Echo, followed by additional dates throughout the fall including Toronto’s Rebel, Philadelphia’s Underground Arts, The Growlers Present Festival and more. Please see below for full tour routing.

Without Love is the first new music from Glass since her 2015 solo debut single Stillbirth, which immediately followed her departure from Crystal Castles.

ALICE GLASS LIVE:

September 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
September 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
September 27 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore *
September 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *
September 30 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom *
October 2 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
October 3 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount *
October 5 – Toronto, ON – Rebel *
October 6 – Detroit, MI – Assemble Sound
October 7 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
October 8 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! *
October 10 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre *
October 11 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave *
October 15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
October 17 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater *
October 19 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium *
October 20 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex *
October 22 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
October 23 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater *
October 24 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory
October 27 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues *
October 28 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues *
October 29 – San Pedro, CA – The Growlers Festival
October 30 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
* with Marilyn Manson

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VISIONARY BAND STARSET BREAK 1 BILLION ON YOUTUBE

MONSTER, SECOND MOST PLAYED MAINSTREAM ROCK SONG OF THE YEAR

MARVEL COMICS TO RELEASE STARSET ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL, THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS, ON OCTOBER 4TH  

Toronto, ON – August 10, 2017 –
Multi-media, modern rock band Starset recently passed the 1 billion milestone total views on YouTube with their official videos and User Generated Content (UGC) videos combined.  The band’s cinematic sound and rabid fan-base have driven huge numbers at the video streaming service with fans uploading an unprecedented amount of their own videos using the band’s music, giving the band led by singer Dustin Bates an unparalleled digital foothold.  Starset’s stronghold at radio has added to this ascension with the band’s first single from new album Vessels, Monster, currently the number 2 most played song of the year at mainstream rock.

Starset tapped into powerful YouTube communities including anime and gaming, which are much larger than that of music on the platform. Many fan-uploaded Starset videos have hit multi-million views and YouTube data shows Starset videos gaining nearly two million new views per day.  With only two albums released to date, Starset has exceeded the total view counts of most other contemporary rock bands and have views in the same league as the Foo Fighters, Muse, Bring Me the Horizon and AWOLNATION.

Last year Billboard reported on the band’s streaming phenomenon, “Starset has had success with their own uploads to the platform: the band's two YouTube accounts, which host official music and lyric videos, cryptic Starset Society-related teasers and audio-only streams . . . take into account fan-uploaded videos and the number of views explodes . . . six times larger and global.”  

The Columbus Ohio Starset continues their breakout with their new album, Vessels debuting at #11 on Billboard’s Top 200, making it one of the highest charting albums from a rock band in the past year.   The first single, Monster peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and new single Satellite has just begun its chart ascent.  All Music calls the album “genre-juggling...expands on the nervy, synthed-out atmosphere and huge melodic hooks of its predecessor, as evidenced by the compelling singles.”  Vessels is the follow-up to Starset's 2014 debut album, Transmissions, a landmark album that sold in excess of a quarter million combined albums, streams and downloads in the U.S., propelled by the hit single My Demons, which had the longest ascent to the top 5 in the history of the rock radio charts.

Setting the band apart from their contemporaries is the unique vision and goal of founder and front man Dustin Bates, who is also a PhD candidate in electrical engineering and has done research for the U.S. Air Force and taught at the International Space University in France. Inspired by the likes of Nikola Tesla and Carl Sagan, Starset’s albums, along with videos, websites, novels and one-of-a-kind live performances, were created as part of the over-arching concept, The Starset Society. Where science and fiction collide, The Starset Society is dedicated to publicizing emerging, near-future technologies and investigating their inevitable social, economic, political, and philosophical impact on society.  Bates and crews’ dedication to promoting science to a wider audience is also evidenced in the band’s unique live concerts and fully immersive planetariums shows.

Razor & Tie Co-Owner Cliff Chenfeld adds, “Starset is creating a new template on how to succeed as a rock band, tapping into a huge viral and streaming audience and launching some of the biggest rock radio singles of the last few years.  There will be billions and billions served.”

The Marvel Comics unique collaboration with Bates and Marvel fan-favorite writer, Peter David (Ben Reilly: Scarlett Spider, Spider-Verse) for an all-new original 88-page graphic novel, “The PROX Tranmissions” will be released on October 4th.

Starset is Front-man Dustin Bates, bassist Ron DeChant, guitarist Brock Richards and drummer Adam Gilbert.

Listen to the Starset’s new single Satellite here.

STARSET TOUR DATES:
September 3, 2017 – Port Washington, WI – Paramount Music Festival
September 9, 2017 – New London, CT – Revolution Rock Fest
September 16, 2017 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park

TOUR WITH HALESTORM:
September 22, 2017 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
September 23, 2017 – Wichita, KS – Orpheum Theater
September 24, 2017 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
September 26, 2017 – Rochester, MN – Mayo Civic Auditorium
September 27, 2017 – Clive, IA – 7 Flags Event Center
September 30, 2017 – Louisville, KY – Champions Park
October 3, 2017 - Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater
October 4, 2017 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center
October 7, 2017 – Camden, NJ – Rock Allegiance
October 8, 2017 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury
October 10, 2017 – Knoxville, TN – Civic Auditorium
October 14, 2017 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilon
October 17, 2017 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
October 18, 2017 – Albuquerque, NM – Historic El Rey Theater
October 20, 2017 – San Luis Obispo, CA – The Fremont Theater
October 22, 2017 – Sacramento, CA – Discovery Park

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DAY TRIP DEBUT ENERGETIC NEW SINGLE ELECTRIC LILIES

Toronto, ON – August 9, 2017 – Toronto rockers, Day Trip, are making waves through their “gritty and pretty” sound, with their infectious, new, self-released single, Electric Lilies. It’s a bright track that pairs catchy lyrics with feisty riffs, and serious spunk. The spirited trio exudes the essence of Toronto’s Queen Street West indie rock scene, bringing in multiple decades of influence, and an array of new sonic elements. Electric Lilies is available to purchase on iTunes and stream on Spotify.

"We were inspired to write a tune that people could both dance and listen to depending on the mood. Kind of a musical ‘choose your own story’ type thing. It started out as a sunny guitar riff, which gave birth to a weighty chord progression and the song started taking shape,” says guitarist-vocalist, Thomas Sawa of the songwriting process. “We played it instrumentally for a while with a feverish urgency to it (probably the stupid amount of caffeine in the room), and that vibe sort of dictated which direction the lyrics wanted to go. So, there's a bright and fun side to it, but also a desperate one. And, that duality is something that resonated with us."

Day Trip is an alternative rock band that was born and bred in Toronto, Ontario – the core of the band consists of singers/guitarists Nathan Jesionka and Thomas Sawa, with Scott Hannigan on bass and providing backing vocals.

This new project is the culmination of years of playing in various bands in Toronto, kicking it around in the west end. Previously known as Towers, they have spent two years developing their chops, coalescing as artists and earning accolades such as finishing Top Ten in the 2015 Juno Master Class and opening for established acts such as Headstones, The Trews, and The Sheepdogs. The name change to Day Trip is indicative of a change in direction, coupled with a new-found focus.

Day Trip is managed by Toronto-based management company, Other Management (Jake Palahnuk of Young Empires & Justin Peroff of Broken Social Scene), and booked by Adam Countryman (Arkells, July Talk) at United Talent Agency.

Day Trip’s journey has just begun, so stay tuned for more music and news from the band!

Stream and Purchase Electric Lilies:
Apple Music: http://bit.ly/2tH644h
iTunes: http://apple.co/2vjCzqH
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2h7iO1Y

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IVORY HOURS RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR LEAD SINGLE SHADOW KIDS

VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY WITH INDIE88

BAND ON TOUR ACROSS CANADA THIS FALL

SOPHOMORE ALBUM DREAMWORLD OUT NOW

“…a driving, intense listen.” – CBC Music

Toronto, ON – August 8, 2017 – Transforming their alt-rock beginnings into a farther-reaching ethos, Ivory Hours entered a new era with the release of their sophomore full-length album, Dreamworld (released June 10th). Today, the group shares the music video for the album’s lead single, Shadow Kids, which premiered on Indie88. Later this summer, the group will hit the road in Canada, bringing the songs from their new album to stages across the country (details below).

In the video, a young woman (played by Mary-Dora Bloch-Hansen) is visited by a character from her dreams. The character inspires her to rise above her self-doubt and fear to challenge the role she's been handed by society. As the two intertwine, she learns that the visitor is just a liberated version of herself. By resisting the force of the outside world she is free to determine her own fate.

Ivory Hours frontman, Luke Roes comments, “Our society has come a long way in providing equal rights for women, but some of that success has been superficial. Shadow Kids is about identifying the less visible aspects of sexism, and gaining the confidence to rise above them. We still indirectly condition young girls with homemaking toys and statements like ‘take it like a man’, while using femininity as a derogatory term. Women are constantly subjected to men’s sense of sexual entitlement with verbal and physical harassment that many still consider ‘innocent’. Don’t let these people determine your sense of self-worth. Don’t be afraid to fight back. It might make you unpopular, but you won’t be alone.” 

Fusing alternative rock with a modern pop aesthetic, Toronto’s Ivory Hours is a group defined by their resistance to convention – their melodies are massive but ethereal; their anthems soaring, yet intimate. Formed in 2012 by songwriter, Luke Roes, the band’s sound has come full circle, building on their 2015 debut album, Morning Light, and commercial radio debut, Warpaint. Dreamworld juxtaposes synthesizers and monolithic hooks with walls of guitar and fuzzed out bass. Simultaneously ambitious and resolute, the new album proves that Ivory Hours is a band you shouldn’t sleep on.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
September 14 – London, ON – Rum Runners
September 15 – Peterborough, ON – Gordon Best Theatre
September 16 – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
September 21 – Kingston, ON – The Brooklyn
September 22 – Ottawa, ON – LIVE on Elgin
September 23 – Saint Catharines, ON – Warehouse
September 28 – Guelph, ON – eBar
September 29  Hamilton, ON – Mill’s Hardware
September 30 – Oshawa, ON – Moustache Club
October 5 – Winnipeg, MB – Handsome Daughter
October 6 – Saskatoon, SK – The Capitol
October 7 – Lethbridge, AB – The Slice
October 10 – Nelson, BC – The Royal Baker
October 12 – Edmonton, AB – Mercury Room
October 13 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway
October 14 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
October 15 – Victoria, BC – Copper Owl

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JESSE COOK TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BEYOND BORDERS ON SEPTEMBER 15

FIRST SINGLE DOUBLE DUTCH OUT NOW

ON TOUR ACROSS CANADA IN THE FALL

Toronto, ON – August 8, 2017 – JUNO Award-winning Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer Jesse Cook shares the first single of his upcoming album, Beyond Borders, set for release on September 15. The album is available for pre-order now, with an instant download of the first single, Double Dutch, and listeners can get a sneak peek at the album at the teaser video here. In anticipation of the new album’s release, Cook will be embarking on a wide-reaching Canadian and United States tour (details listed below). 

Following the critical and commercial success of his last album, One World, Jesse Cook is ready to launch his new album, Beyond Borders.  This is the most sonically diverse and distinctive disc in Cook’s vast and varied catalogue.  This catalogue has earned him 11 JUNO nominations and one JUNO win in the Best Instrumental Album category for 2000’s Free Fall.  Beyond Borders is an in depth musical journey exploring the exotic boundaries of world music.

There are many borders in our lives. Some are built by others, some we create for ourselves. Whenever I have ventured beyond the borders in my life, I have been the better for it,” says Cook. Beauty, humanity, artistry, joy, wisdom, and of course love…these things don’t stop at some line on a page. If music is the universal language, maybe there is something it can teach us?”

BEYOND BORDERS TRACKLISTING:

  1. Beyond Borders
  2. Hembra
  3. Unchosen
  4. To the Horizon
  5. Lost
  6. Double Dutch
  7. Skip the Moon
  8. The Toll
  9. Call to Rhythm
  10. Above the Rain
  11. A mi Nina
  12. Wisdom of a Thousand Years

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
August 31 – Cancun Jazz Fest – Riviera Maya, Mexico
September 22 – Infinity Hall – Hartford, CT
September 23 – Society for Ethical Culture – New York, NY
September 24 – Cary Memorial Hall – Lexington, MA
September 26 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD
September 27 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
September 28 – Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA
September 29 – A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater – Raleigh, NC
September 30 – McGlohon Theater – Charlotte, NC
October 1 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
October 3 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
October 4 – King Center for the Performing Arts – Melbourne, FL
October 6 – Parker Playhouse – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 7 – Capitol Theatre – Clearwater, FL
October 25 – Royal Theatre – Victoria, BC
October
26 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
October
27 – Cleland Community Theatre – Penticton, BC
October
29 – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Calgary, AB
October
30 – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Edmonton, AB
November 3 – Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts – Winnipeg, MB
November 5 – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON
November 14 – National Arts Centre – Ottawa, ON
November 15 – Centre in the Square – Kitchener, ON
November 16 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
November 17 – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre – St. Catharines, ON
November 20 – Grand Theatre Du Quebec – Quebec City, QC
November 21 – Salle Maurice O’Bready – Sherbrooke, QC
November 23 – The Playhouse – Fredericton, NB
November 24 – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Halifax, NS
November 25 – Capitol Theatre – Moncton, NB

February 14 – Craterian Theater – Medford, OR
February 23 – Lewis Family Playhouse – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
February 24 – California Center for the Arts – Escondido, CA
February 24 – Virginia G. Piper Theater – Scottsdale, AZ

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CAT CLYDE ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES

ON THE ROAD SUPPORTING RODRIGUEZ

IVORY CASTANETS OUT NOW

“Clyde’s name is sure to join the ranks of other Canadian music greats” – iHeart Radio

“The most exciting singer-songwriter album that I’ve heard in years” – Canadian Beats

"Visceral and untamed" Stereogum

"A musical force to be reckoned with" Nylon

Toronto, ON – August 4, 2017 –  Cat Clyde has been on a roll since the release of her debut album, Ivory Castanets. Having recently wrapped tours supporting Paul Kelly and ZZ Ward across North America, Cat will hit the road again this month to share the stage with Detroit’s renowned singer-songwriter, Rodriguez. The artist was the subject for acclaimed documentary, Searching For Sugarman. Cat will return to western Canada for shows in Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg, before moving east to Peterborough, ON and Montreal, QC. See below for a complete list of dates.

Ivory Castanets was released on Friday May 5th via Cinematic Music Group. Highlight track, Chimes In The Night, premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio Show, as well as online via The FADER. The song follows her track, Mama Said, which was the first piece of music to quickly grow on streaming platforms to reach over 5 million streams, along with Like A Wave, The Meadow, and Move Along, which was featured as a Magnificent 7 track for its premiere on  CBC Radio 2's The Strombo Show. Check out Cat’s live performance of The Meadow at the Calgary Stampede City Sessions here

Cat is making waves in the music scene with her unique sound, blending contemporary and classic elements and a vast array of influences. Her music has been added to 105,000 Spotify playlists, peaking at 340.6K + monthly listeners on Spotify, with tracks featured on 96,000 Spotify playlists worldwide including: Fresh Folk, Spotify's Indie All Stars, Vintage Vibes, Women of Fresh Finds, Roots Rising, Relax & Unwind, Infinite Indie Folk, and Cool Hunting. 

Cat Clyde is a new artist out of Stratford, ON. A fresh take on the classic sounds of yesteryear; breathing new life into the velvety vocal, tack-piano, slide-guitar-style that can instantly walk you through the swinging doors of a packed saloon. With influences ranging from Etta James to Janis Joplin to Lead Belly, hers is a mix that goes down smoother than a neat glass of mellow Kentucky bourbon. No longer do you need to reach for your trusty sifting pan and river boots to find gold. You just need to know one name.

It’s an old saying; time flows away like the water in a river. A comparison that has more to it than you might think at first glance. Whether it's a raging torrent or a bubbling backyard brook, both water and time can hide, obscure, and keep us from seeing some of the priceless treasures that lie just beneath the surface. The key to finding them is simply knowing where to look, and when to listen.

Stream and purchase Ivory Castanets: http://catclyde.lnk.to/ic

STREAM The Meadow: https://soundcloud.com/catclyde/themeadow

WATCH Mama Said: https://youtu.be/gqXdU1IK2JI

TOUR DATES
Wednesday, August 9 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre   
Friday, August 11 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
Sunday, August 13 – Winnipeg, MAN –  Centennial Concert Hall    
August 18-20 – Peterborough, ON –  Peterborough Folk Fest           

Wednesday, September 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
Tuesday, September 19 – Montreal, QC –  Metropolis

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POP EVIL ENTER STUDIO, REVEAL NEW LP DETAILS

STUDIO VIDEO AVAILABLE NOW


SUMMER/FALL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – August 3, 2017 – American rock band, Pop Evil, have been hard at work in the studio this summer working on an all new LP due out early next year. The band have brought on veteran producer, Kato Khandwala, and have been hard at work since early June. The band spent most of the summer in Nashville, TN at Studio A in Sound Emporium Studios and will finish up the album in Los Angeles, CA in the coming weeks. 

“The band is in such a great creative groove right now!” says frontman, Leigh Kakaty. “After taking much-needed time off, we started the writing process in Michigan this past April and May, before heading to the Sound Emporium in Nashville.  We have recorded close to 20 songs for the album and are now narrowing down our choices before heading to L.A. to finish the record. Our producer Kato has been a blessing and a pleasure to work with, and he’s the best devil’s advocate we’ve had in the studio!”

The band have released a short studio video which premiered via SiriusXM Octane earlier this week. Watch the video here

The yet to be titled LP will be the highly anticipated follow up to UP, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard US Independent Albums, #3 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums and #25 on the Billboard Top 200 in the week of its release. UP produced four top 5 singles with FootstepsIf Only For Now, Ways to Get High and Take It All. Footsteps not only reached number one but went on to be the longest #1 single of the band's career.

Kakaty continues, “It’s been the smoothest recording process to date, and we’ve been taking our time and giving each song its due diligence. One thing I can say is you will get a little bit of everything from us on this album. We’re letting all our emotions out on this one. No boundaries. New Pop Evil music is on the horizon!

The band hasn't let up on its road dog reputation, virtually staying on the road for the past two years since their last LP. Pop Evil will continue that trend and be on the road all summer starting with two sold out shows at The Machine Shop in Flint, MI. Other highlights include supporting BUSH at the Blue Stream Amphitheater in Moorhead, MN, STURGIS 2017 with Ozzy Osbourne, Moonstock Music Festival with Papa Roach, and RIFF Fest with Rob Zombie. See below for a complete list of tour dates and stay tuned for more news from Pop Evil!

Pop Evil is: Leigh Kakaty / Hayley Cramer / Dave Grahs / Matt DiRito / Nick Fuelling

TOUR DATES:
August 3 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
August 4 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
August 5 – Sword & Velvet (with No Resolve) – Green Bay, WI
August 6 – Bluestem Ampitheater (with Bush) – Moorhead, MN
August 7 – O’riginal Bar & Nightclub – Minot, ND
August 9 – Sturgis 2017 (with Ozzy Osbourne) – Sturgis, SD
August 10 – Rock Point – Bismarck, ND
August 11 – Iowa State Fair – Des Moines, IA
August 12 – Anthem – Sioux City, IA
August 17 – Ground Zero – Traverse City, MI
August 18 – Northwood Rally – Glen Flora, WI
August 19 – Moonstock Music Festival – Carterville, IL
September 3 – Soaring Eagle – Mount Pleasant, MI
September 8 – Harris Riverfront Park – Huntington, WV
September 9 – Revolution Rock Festival – New London, CT
September 10 – Wally’s Pub – Hampton, NH
September 21 – Clearwater Casino – Squamish, WA
September 23 – Parkview Field – Fort Wayne, IN
September 29 – Riff Fest 2017 – Clarkston, MI
October 7 – Tulsa State Fair – Tulsa, OK
October 25 – Mainstage – Morgantown, WV
October 27 – Club LA – Destin, FL

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LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IF I HAD THE STRENGTH

DUE OUT NOVEMBER 3, 2017

BAND ON TOUR WITH NEW MUSIC THIS FALL                          

Toronto, ON – August 3, 2017 – With another year of worldwide touring under their belts, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra returns with a new collection of songs from their forthcoming album, If I Had The Strengthdue out November 3, 2017 through Outside Music. The band will be bringing the new material and their highly engaging live show, on a 11-date release tour of Ontario and Quebec commencing November 1, 2017, with more dates coming in the spring of 2018, that will take the group from Newfoundland to Victoria. A complete list of November tour dates can be found below. 

Two years in the making, the album once again draws its repertoire and inspiration from folk traditions across Eastern Europe. But unlike their two previous albums (2015’s Moorka and 2012’s Lume, Lume), which were both just collections of individual songs, If I Had The Strength explores an overarching narrative line to tell a much bigger story.

"If I Had the Strength is an album about coming home, about never being the same, about the parts of ourselves we lose, the parts we gain, and about the prisons we inhabit or that inhabit us,” says Lemon Bucket Orkestra ringleader, Mark Marczyk.

With IIHTS, the increasingly dynamic and theatrical group have created a song cycle inspired by a century old Slavic prison ballad that tells the story of a young rebel coming home after laying it all on the line. The work draws emotional weight from the band’s personal experiences with the Ukraine-Russia conflict, but it also highlights the dozen strong ensemble's party-punk roots and attitude, developed and honed while busking on the streets of Toronto and around the world.

"We start in a musty train car overlooking the fields and valleys of our youth through permanently smudged windows, reflecting on the life that once was and wondering how to face our mothers with the horrifying fact that we will never be the beloved boys we once were,” Marczyk says, expanding on the album’s concept. “Then, with a sudden jolt and flicker of cabin's spotty electricity, we're transported to a memory of what led to this moment and we're sprinting for dear life in a struggle to keep up to our past selves. The whole album navigates between the shaky cabin and these flashbacks in the language of eastern European folklore, the main site of resistance and celebration for the Lemon Bucket Orkestra for the better part of the last decade."

Documenting Lemon Bucket Orkestra at the height of its musical powers, the new album also features a compelling list of unexpected guests; from beloved Canadian soprano, Measha Brueggergosman, to Montreal-based Latino rapper, Boogat, to a triumphant-yet-tragic 60 strong reading of the late Adrienne Cooper's Sholem by the mighty Choir!Choir!Choir! Weaving in and out of the prison ballad theme, the work takes listeners on an emotional journey exploring trauma and tragedy through the lens of musical exploration and communal celebration (see below for a complete tracklist).

Lemon Bucket Orkestra has been wowing international audiences for close to a decade now, bringing their unstoppable and infectious musical mayhem to stages near and far. Voted Toronto’s Best Live Band by the readers of NOW Magazine, the band’s previous album, Moorka, took home a 2015 Canadian Folk Music Award for World Group of the Year, and was nominated for a 2016 JUNO award for World Music Album of the Year.

The band is best known for its raucous parties, impromptu street performances and legendary live shows. But in the last year, they have also made a mark with their powerful 'guerrilla folk opera,’ Counting Sheep. The unique theatre experience has already played for enthusiastic audiences in Canada, Scotland and Germany, and later this summer the band will be performing it at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in Ireland and the Freedom Festival in Hull UK. On November 20th, the production will make its US debut at the infamous 3-Legged Dog in New York City, for a four week run.

Marczyk concludes, "The album is a statement of resistance and celebration. We're guerrilla-folk party-punks imprisoned and liberated by eastern European folklore. The title track (borrowed from the late great Adrienne Cooper) says it all: If I had the strength, I would run in the streets  I would scream PEACE! PEACE! PEACE! This album records the process of gathering that strength and the obstacles we encounter along the way."

Lemon Bucket Orkestra’s powerful sound and unique live performances are an immersive experience for all the senses and the new album captures and distills that energy in recorded form like never before. Don’t miss your chance to catch them live!

If I Had The Strength – Tracklist
1. The Game
2. Crooked
3. Fate
4. Goodbye (feat. Zilen Biret)
5. Soldat
6. Freedom (feat. John David Williams)
7. When
8. Palinka (feat. Boogat)
9. Cocoon
10. Heroes (feat. Measha Brueggergossman)
11. Peace (feat. Choir!Choir!Choir!)

TOUR DATES
November 1 – Ecole Secondaire Publique De La Salle – Ottawa, ON
November 2 – Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts –  Kingston, ON
November 3 – Aeolian Hall – London, ON
November 4 – Danforth Music Hall (with Special Guest, Boogat) – Toronto, ON
November 5 – The HUB – Stratford, ON
November 7 – Meaford Hall – Meaford, ON
November 8 –  Descendants Bierhalle - Kitchener, ON
November 9 – Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts – Richmond Hill, ON 
November 10 – Mitchell Hall – Guelph, ON
November 11 – Theatre Fairmount (with Special Guest, Boogat) – Montreal, QC
November 12 – Venue TBC – Quebec City, QC

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36 CRAZYFISTS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM LANTERNS OUT SEPTEMBER 29 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

BAND DEBUTS NEW SONG DEATH EATER
VIA LOUDWIRE

CURRENTLY TOURING WITH DEVILDRIVER

Toronto, ON – July 28, 2017 –
Alaska's 36 CRAZYFISTS will release their deeply personal new album, Lanterns, on September 29 through Spinefarm Records. It is their second release for the label and the follow up to 2015's, Time and Trauma.

Music often functions as that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel and provides shelter during any storm and calm in the middle of tumult. 36 Crazyfists understand this phenomenon firsthand. In fact, the Anchorage quartet—Brock Lindow [vocals], Steve Holt [guitar], Mick Whitney [bass], and Kyle Baltus [drums]—find catharsis within chaos on their aptly titled seventh full-length.

The band has shared the first track from the record in the form of Death Eater, which saw its premiere over at Loudwire. Listen to the song here.

About releasing Death Eater into the wild, Lindow told Loudwire, "It's a reflection of self and the dwellings of rock bottom, discovering the tools to dig yourself out, and refusing to let yourself free fall into the abyss of hopelessness. Love, forgive, and never give in. In fact, Lanterns is about the fight within us all... forever refusing to sink."

Lanterns is available for pre-order here.

36 Crazyfists will spend August and September on tour. Dates are below.
 

LANTERNS TRACK LISTING:

  1. Death Eater
  2. Wars to Walk Away From
  3. Better to Burn
  4. Damaged Under Sun
  5. Sea and Smoke
  6. Where Revenge Ends
  7. Sleepsick
  8. Bandage for Promise
  9. Laying Hands
  10. Below The Graves
  11. Old Gold
  12. Dark Corners

36 CRAZYFISTS ON TOUR:
With DevilDriver, Uncured, Tetrarch:
8/18: San Jose, CA @ The Ritz – San Jose
8/19: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
8/20: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
8/21: Billings, MT @ Pub Station

With /DevilDriver, Uncured, Tetrarch, + Cane Hill:
8/23: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
8/24: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
8/25: Belvidere, IL @ Apollo Theatre
8/26: Battle Creek, MI @ Leila Arboretum* (Michigan Metal Festival)
8/27: La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Lounge
8/28: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
8/29: Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
8/30: Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
8/31: Wichita, KS @ Crown Uptown
9/1: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
9/2: Sauget, IL @ Pop's
9/5: Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
9/7: Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
9/8: Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys
9/9: Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse – TN
9/13: Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse (at The International)
9/14: Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka's
9/15: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan's Music Hall
9/16: Augusta, GA @ Iron Heights
9/20: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/21: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
9/22: Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Backroom
*Festival Date

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DECLAIME AND ALOE BLACC CONNECT FOR LUSH NEW SUMMER JAM VIOLET SKY

PREMIERED BY HIGH SNOBRIETY

Toronto, ON – July 28, 2017 – The underground West Coast hip hop/funk pioneer, Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins), connects with the soulful classic man, Aloe Blacc, for the lush new single, Violet Sky, premiered by Highsnobiety. Produced and featuring vocals by soul queen, Georgia Anne Muldrow, the song serves as the second single from Declaime's forthcoming album Young Spirit, and is available on all digital platforms, and to purchase now: http://smarturl.it/VioletSky.

Due out August 18 via SomeOthaShip Connect/eOne Music, Young Spirit balances Declaime's unique rapping delivery over psychedelic funk and jazz-laden production by Georgia Anne Muldrow and Madlib. With the help from guests such as Saul Williams, Aloe Blacc, and more, the album serves as an uplifting statement to young oppressed people of colour in America. 

Declaime’s previous single, Internally Yours, features West Coast hip hop heavyweight, Blu, and production by Georgia Anne Muldrow. You can check out a lyric video for the track here. Stream and purchase Internally Yours here: http://smarturl.it/InternallyYours.

Declaime and Georgia will be going on tour in September. Stay tuned for updates on the cities they’ll perform in this fall.  

More About Declaime:
Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins) started making music with his native Oxnard, California crew consisting of Madlib, Kankick, Wildchild & DJ Romes, when he was originally known as D-Loc in 1992. After serving a term in the Navy, Dudley Perkins returned to the US and began recording with his longtime friend, Madlib, appearing on the Alkaholiks album, Coast to Coast, as well as The Lootpacks' debut album, Soundpieces. Described as a mix of Public Enemy, the 'old school' Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and KRS-One, Declaime has been instrumental in helping pioneer much of the underground sound of the West Coast, with albums such as the critically acclaimed, Andsoitissaid, Conversations with DudleyIllmindmuzik, and Astormiscomin.

In 2002, after hearing a demo version of the jazzy number, Flowers,  Stones Throw Records founder, Peanut Butter Wolf, asked Declaime to do a singing album entirely produced by Madlib under the moniker of his government name, Dudley Perkins. Dudley and Madlib would go on to record two critically acclaimed albums, Lil’ Light and Expressions (2012 A.U.). In 2009, Declaime started his own label, SomeOthaShip Connect, with his partner, Georgia Anne Muldrow. Declaime has gone on to collaborate with music heavyweights such as Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke, Black Milk, and more. Much of Declaime's influence can be heard in the works of rap's underground elite such as Immortal Technique, and today's superstars like Kendrick Lamar.

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//AMISTAD// RELEASE ANIMATED VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE CONQUER

CONQUER IS ONE OF 30 WINNERS IN THIS YEAR’S MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY OF STORYHIVE – VOTING FOR NEXT ROUND OPEN NOW

Toronto, ON – July 25, 2017 –
Two characters – a young boy and a middle-aged man – are unknowingly connected in their pursuit of self-fulfillment. This is the story that unfolds in the brand new music video from Vernon, BC’s //AMISTAD// for their infectious new single, Conquer. The captivating drawings and animation for the video were created by Pascaline Lefebvre with the computer programmed animation by Guillaume Pelletier-Auger.

“We definitely knew we wanted an animated video, not only because we love animation but we also wanted to give our Talk Peace To A Wolf video series some variety and animation was the answer,” comments //AMISTAD// drummer, Carson Bassett. “Finding an animator was a challenge in itself, but when we came across Pascaline's work we knew it was the perfect fit for Conquer. We had the same concept, and she loved the colours. We couldn't have asked for anyone better.“ 

The video for Conquer was voted in as one of the 30 winners in this year’s music video category of Storyhive – a community-powered funding program from Telus that gives production grants and distribution opportunities to local creative talent in Western Canada. Winners are decided by community vote, with the next round of voting open now.

If you had seen //AMISTAD// perform when they started back in grade school, you knew that it wasn’t just for fun. Now 18 and 19 years old, the alternative five-piece band from Vernon, BC continues to amaze with their epic sounds and impressive songwriting chops. Unsatisfied to churn out simple three-minute rock standards, they continue to challenge their craft by hiking to new songwriting heights and attacking each new live show with a relentless energy of a band on the verge.

Lead singer, Aidan Andrews, formed the band with the twin brother rhythm section consisting of Nolan and Carson Bassett back in 2010. Eli Garlick on guitar and Craig Matterson on keyboards round off the rest of //AMISTAD//. All of them multi-instrumentalists, serious athletes with honour roll smarts that have made them the toast of the town.

Their 2016 EP, Talk Peace To A Wolf is available now on iTunes / Apple Music and Spotify.

UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES:

September 16 – Edmonton, AB – BreakOut West -  The Needle Vinyl Tavern, Breakout West

September 18 – Los Angeles, CA – School Night, Bardot

*dates in Ontario, New York, and more to be announced soon!

“Our new favourite band!”CBC Radio West

“The sonic blend of sound is luminous, a tastefully considered soundscape that flows from evocative sources.”Vernon Morning Star

//AMISTAD// is: Nolan Bassett (bass/vocals/trumpet), Eli Garlick (guitar, violin, vocals), Carson Bassett (drums, percussion), Craig Matterson (piano, keyboards, vocals), Aidan Andrews (lead vocals, guitar, keys, ukulele)

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THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR BRAND NEW SINGLE STILL THE ONE

STILL THE ONE AVAILABLE NOW ON ALL
DIGITAL STREAMING PLATFORMS

BAND TO RELEASE FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM
RETURN OF THE KINGS
LATER THIS YEAR

Toronto, ON – July 21, 2017 – The Kings are back! After a 10-year hiatus spent, in part, writing and producing for some of the most notable artists in the music industry – Drake, Sia, Maroon 5, Nelly Furtado, Tina Turner, Jason Mraz, Selena Gomez, Jessie J, Shawn Mendes, James Blunt, Andra Day, Olly Murs, Rachel Platten, The Arkells, Ricky Martin, Dua Lipa, and Andy Grammer, to name a few – The Philosopher Kings have returned with a brand new single, and stellar music video to match. The insanely catchy Still The One is available now on all digital streaming platforms, and the video premiered today on ET Canada.com. Check it out here.

"It was great getting back together with my band brothers to do another music video,” comments frontman, Jarvis Church. “It really feels as if no time has passed. The idea behind the video is really simple. We've always felt like our live show is the core of the Philosopher Kings so we wanted the video to capture the energy we have live. I've worked with Aaron A many times over the past 15 years. It has been incredible to watch his progression into one of the top directors in Canada. I'm a big fan of his.”

The Philosopher Kings took the Canadian music industry by storm with their infectious melodies, undeniable energy and a unique combination of pop and alternative rock. Their recording career began with the band’s self-titled debut in 1994, which spawned the hit single, Charms, with the album eventually earning Gold status in Canada. Winning a JUNO Award in 1996 for Best New Group and landing on the U.S. Top 40 chart that same year with Charms, the band criss-crossed the country, becoming one of the most sought after and popular live acts on the circuit. Their commercial, critical and popular breakthrough occurred with the release of their second album, Famous, Rich and Beautiful in 1997, which was certified Platinum.

Fast forward to 2017, The Philosopher Kings have reunited with a renewed energy, revitalized focus – and brand new material. Stay tuned for their forthcoming fifth studio album, Return of The Kings, which is set for release later this year.

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VAN WILLIAM’S THE REVOLUTION EP SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 8TH VIA FANTASY RECORDS

VAN WILLIAM’S THE REVOLUTION EP SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 8TH VIA FANTASY RECORDS 

NPR MUSIC PREMIERES REVOLUTION THE NEW VIDEO FROM VAN WILLIAM FEATURING FIRST AID KIT

Toronto, ON – July 20, 2017 –
Songwriter and performer, Van William, known for the subversive artistry of his former acclaimed indie outfits - Port O’Brien and WATERS - is set to release his first ever solo work, The Revolution EP, on September 8th, 2017 via Fantasy Records.

Earlier this week, NPR MUSIC debuted the video for the 4-song EP’s title track, Revolution, featuring esteemed Swedish folk duo, First Aid Kit. Watch it here. Listen to Revolution on Spotify here.

Revolution started as a song about the anxieties of being in a relationship where both people want to fix its broken parts, but disagree on the means,” Van explained. “It became something else during and after the 2016 election. When we started recording the song, I was listening back in the studio and immediately knew I wanted Klara and Johanna from First Aid Kit to sing on it.”

Commenting on the track’s highly emotive, touching video, directed by Grant James (Father John Misty, Jonathan Wilson), Van added: “The idea for the video came after binge watching a lot of Bergman movies on my friend's dad's FilmStruck account. I wanted the video to show the claustrophobic feeling that can form by sharing too much of each other's lives and being unable to repair the damage from inside the walls of what was built together.

Van William’s bleeding heart may be eternally affixed to his sleeve, but very few songwriters can make the therapeutics sound so fun.  Always the creative force that fuelled his musical endeavours, William’s newfound independence allowed room to roam in fresh and exciting ways.  These four new tracks carry a jagged, messy edge that artfully counterbalances William’s dazzling melodies and unforgettable choruses. 

Revolution, with its irresistible refrain and exquisite arrangement is a textbook example – a perfect hook tempered by one of the saddest, smartest lyrics you’ll ever hear.  Similarly, Fourth of July, Never Had Enough of You, and Cosmic Sign (Demo), all sparkle with vulnerability, bittersweet sophistication and William’s honeyed, yearning tenor.

An enthralling introduction, (his debut full-length solo LP is due early next year) Van William’s The Revolution EP signals the arrival of a truly gifted young artist on the rise.

The Revolution EP was recorded in Stinson Beach, CA. All songs were co-produced by Van William.  Key contributors include: drummer, Griffin Goldsmith (Dawes); bassist, Chris Chu (the Morning Benders); keyboardist Tam Visher; co-producer, Brian Phillips; and Klara Söderberg and Johanna Söderberg (First Aid Kit.)

Van William - The Revolution EP track list:

  1. Revolution featuring First Aid Kit
  2. Fourth of July
  3. Never Had Enough of You
  4. Cosmic Sign (Demo)                                         


Van William featuring First Aid Kit -  Revolution
Listen: Spotify + Apple Music
Purchase: iTunes + Amazon

www.vanwilliammusic.com

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SONS OF TEXAS SET FORGED BY FORTITUDE FOR SEPTEMBER 22ND RELEASE

PRE-ORDER STARTS TODAY

PREMIERE FEED THE NEED LYRIC VIDEO

Toronto, ON – July 17, 2017 – Following two years of touring behind their debut album, Baptized in the Rio Grande, Sons of Texas returned to the studio earlier this year with producer Josh Wilbur to record their follow up. The result is the 10-song CD, Forged By Fortitude, set for a September 22nd release with Razor & Tie.  The album will be available in Europe through Spinefarm Records and with Sony in Japan, where the band was named the #1 New Band of the Year by Burrn Magazine, following their performance at the 2016 Loud Park Festival. 

The album is available today for pre-order at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.  The pre-order features multiple bundles including exclusive t-shirt and hoodie designs, a flask, a dog tag bottle opener, and a knit cap. In addition, one of the bundles will include a seven-inch vinyl single of the first radio track, Beneath the Riverbed. The B-side of the single will be a cover version of the Social Distortion song, Ball and Chain.

The lyric video of the album track, Feed The Need, premiered today. Those pre-ordering the album will receive the song as an instant grat track. Stream Feed The Need on Spotify.  

Sons of Texas are planning an extensive worldwide tour lasting throughout 2018.

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POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE ANNOUNCES THE 2017 SHORT LIST

TORONTO, ON – Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, today announced its 2017 Short List of 10 Canadian albums which will vie for the Polaris Music Prize being decided Sept. 18 in Toronto.

The 2017 Short List was announced by CBC Radio 2 Morning host and Polaris juror Raina Douris. Douris will also host the Polaris Music Prize Gala, which will be held at The Carlu in Toronto and live-streamed at cbcmusic.ca/polaris and on CBC Music’s Facebook  page and YouTube channel.

2017 Polaris Music Prize Short List:

A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV  
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Gord Downie – Secret Path
Feist – Pleasure
Lisa LeBlanc – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?   
Lido Pimienta – La Papessa         
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude     
Weaves – Weaves

On CBC Radio 2 at 6 p.m. (6:30 p.m. NT) tonight, CBC Music will feature a special hour-long broadcast celebrating the Polaris Music Prize Short List on Drive with Rich Terfry. Tune in online or find your local CBC Radio 2 frequency at cbcmusic.ca/radio2, and visit cbcmusic.ca/polaris for more coverage.

The eligibility period for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize runs from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017. An independent jury of music journalists, broadcasters and music bloggers from across Canada determines the Long List and Short List. Eleven people are selected from the larger jury pool to serve on the Grand Jury and they will convene the night of the gala to select the Polaris Music Prize winner.

The Polaris Music Prize will award $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year. Each of the nine other short-listed artists will receive $3,000 courtesy of Slaight Music. Judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration of genre or record sales, the prize’s past winners are Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015), Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007), and Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett (2006).

We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.

We acknowledge the OMDC for their continued support of the Polaris Music Prize.

About the Polaris Music Prize
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. polarismusicprize.ca

About CBC Music
CBC Music is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 90 music streams, available on your smartphone or tablet, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. CBCMusic.ca

About Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international media company that creates and distributes content worldwide across streaming video, linear television, digital, magazines and live events. Global brands include Love Nature, an international linear and SVOD offering with the world’s largest library of 4K wildlife and nature content; and Makeful and Arcade Cloud by Omnia Media, a leading digital video network focused on gaming and maker lifestyles. The company’s broadcasting business offers a robust portfolio of Canadian and New Zealand-based media brands. Content distribution, lead by Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,200+ hours of premium, unscripted content worldwide, which includes the largest 4K natural history library on the market. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto (Canada), with offices located in Los Angeles (US), London (UK) and Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

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LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS ANNONCE 
LA COURTE LISTE 2017

Toronto, ON - Le jeudi 13 juillet 2017

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music et produit par Blue Ant Media, a annoncé les 10 albums canadiens qui se retrouvent sur la courte liste 2017 plus tôt aujourd’hui.

La courte liste 2017 a été dévoilée par Raina Douris, animatrice de l’émission CBC Radio 2 Morning et membre du jury Polaris. Douris animera également le gala du Prix de musique Polaris qui aura lieu au Carlu à Toronto le lundi 18 septembre prochain. Le gala sera diffusé en direct sur la page Facebook et sur la chaîne YouTube de CBC Music.

La courte liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2017:

A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV  
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Gord Downie – Secret Path
Feist – Pleasure
Lisa LeBlanc – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?   
Lido Pimienta – La Papessa         
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude     
Weaves – Weaves

À 18h (18h30 NT) ce soir, CBC Music proposera un spécial d’une heure célébrant la courte liste du Prix de musique Polaris à l’émission Drive animée par Rich Terfry. Écoutez l’émission en ligne ou trouvez votre fréquence locale de CBC Radio 2 au cbcmusic.ca/radio2, et visitez le cbcmusic.ca/polaris pour plus de couverture.

La période d’éligibilité pour le Prix de musique Polaris 2017 est du 1er juin 2016 au 31 mai 2017. La longue liste et la courte liste sont déterminées par un jury indépendant de journalistes de musique, blogueurs et animateurs provenant des quatre coins du Canada. 11 personnes du bassin des membres du jury seront choisies pour former le grand jury, qui déterminera le gagnant du Prix de musique Polaris le soir du gala.

Le Prix de musique Polaris offre 50 000$ à l’artiste ou au groupe ayant créé l’album canadien de l’année. Les neuf autres nommés de la courte liste recevront 3 000$ chacun, une gracieuseté de Slaight Music. Jugés uniquement sur le mérite artistique, sans aucune considération pour le genre musical ou les ventes d’albums, les gagnants antérieurs sont Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015), Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007) et Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett (2006).

Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier de FACTOR, du gouvernement du Canada par l'entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien (Fonds de la musique du Canada) et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

Nous reconnaissons l’appui continu de l’OMDC envers le Prix de musique Polaris.

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et récompense annuellement les artistes ayant créé des albums de musique canadiens de renom. Un groupe sélectionné de critiques musicaux jugent et décernent le Prix sans considération pour le genre musical ou la popularité commerciale. polarismusicprize.ca

À propos de CBC Music
CBC Music est le service gratuit de musique en ligne du Canada qui connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique canadienne et internationale. Simple et facile à naviguer, CBC Music offre aux amateurs de musique un accès à plus de 90 stations de radio en ligne disponibles sur tablette et téléphone intelligent. De plus, il offre des contenus créés par les programmateurs et personnalités les plus renseignés des quatre coins du pays. CBCMusic.ca

À propos de Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media est une société privée internationale du secteur des médias qui crée et distribue du contenu dans le monde entier à travers la vidéo en continu, la télévision linéaire, le numérique, les magazines et les événements en direct. Les marques de notoriété mondiale incluent Love Nature, une offre linéaire internationale et VàDA avec la plus grande bibliothèque au monde documentant en 4K la faune et la nature; Makeful et Arcade Cloud d'Omnia Media, un important réseau de vidéo numérique axé sur les modes de vie de gamer et de fabricants/artisans. L'entreprise de diffusion de la société offre un solide portefeuille de marques médiatiques canadiennes et néo-zélandaises. La distribution de contenu, dirigée par Blue Ant International, propose un catalogue de plus de 2200 heures de contenu non scénarisé de qualité dans le monde entier, incluant la plus grande bibliothèque d'histoire naturelle en 4K disponible sur le marché. Blue Ant Media est basée à Toronto (Canada), avec des bureaux à Los Angeles (US), Londres (UK) et Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

Contacts médias:

Prix Polaris - Québec
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Prix Polaris - Canada
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

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HOLY FUCK ANNOUNCES BIRD BRAINS EP

RELEASE COMING JULY 21st ON LAST GANG RECORDS

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR BIRD BRAINS
WHICH PREMIERED VIA NOISEY

Toronto, ON — July 12, 2017 — Toronto based noise-band, Holy Fuck, are releasing their 4-song EP, Bird Brains, July 21st via Last Gang Records in Canada; their first since 2016’s JUNO-nominated, Congrats. Bird Brains was recorded live at various studios over the past few years. The EP represents the ongoing creative process of a band whose members live in different cities (in both Canada and the US) yet insist their music should be a collaborative process. These four songs aim to capture the raw energy of four people, not apart as bedroom producers, but together as a spirited exchange of ideas, a dynamic interaction that comes from years of friendship. While Bird Brains was largely self-produced, a few very talented Engineers/Producers aided greatly in that process, including Shawn Everett (John Legend, Warpaint, Alabama Shakes), who recorded the song Chains at The Banff Centre for the Arts, and David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs, The XX) who mixed the song New Dang.

Accompanying the EP is the visual piece for the title track. An incredibly charismatic bird hosts a party wilder than anything you’ll see all summer. Director, Allison Johnston wanted “to explore the idea of mass hysteria, and how easily a group will follow the most confident person in the room. The party in the video is what I grew up believing they always were before I had ever been to one. I wanted every party to be Nelly’s Hot in Herre”. Watch Bird Brains here.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
July 28 – Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Fest

Aug 04 - Põlva, Estonia- Intsikurmu 
Aug 05 - Malaga, Spain- CanelaParty
Aug 08 - Gent, Belgium- DOK
Aug 09 - London, UK- Jazz Cafe
Aug 10 - Birmingham, UK- Hare and Hounds
Aug 11 - Manchester, UK- Soup Kitchen
Aug 12 - Leeds, UK- Belgrave Music Hall
Aug 14 - Galway, Ireland - Roisin Dubh
Aug 15 - Cork, Ireland- Cyprus Avenue
Aug 16 - Limerick, Ireland- Dolans Warehouse
Aug 17 - Belfast, Ireland- Empire Music Hall
Aug 19 - Cardross Estate, Scotland- Double the Rabbit Hole
Aug 20 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK- Think Tank
Aug 22 - Bristol, UK- Colston Hall 2
Aug 23 - Brighton, UK- Patterns
Aug 24 - Luxembourg- Rotondes
Aug 25 - Groningen, NL- Noorderzon Festival
Aug 26 - Le Mans, FR- Festival Teriaki 

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www.holyfuckmusic.com

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PROPHETS OF RAGE DELIVER LIVING ON THE 110

THE LEAD SINGLE FROM THEIR UPCOMING,
SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM

“Prophets Of Rage might just have put on the greatest gig of 2017” – NME

Toronto, ON – June 12, 2017 – Today, Prophets Of Rage (Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord) have shared Living On The 110, the first single from their forthcoming self-titled debut album, which is set for release on September 15th via Fantasy Records.  Listen to it here.

The deeply grooved, hard-hitting track reflects the band’s preferred method of addressing social issues from the ground up. Last July, Prophets Of Rage performed a surprise show on a Skid Row rooftop in downtown L.A., raising awareness of the homelessness issue in the heart of one of the country’s largest dispossessed populations. The group took their message of activism and grassroots change to 35 cities last summer during their Make America Rage Again Tour, with a portion of proceeds from each show benefitting local homelessness charities.

"Living On The 110 opens the eyes of those that don't see the ever growing problems of the poverty stricken,” stated B-Real.

"Living On The 110 is a song that speaks to the issue of homelessness,” added Tom Morello. “The 110 is a freeway in Los Angeles and living beneath it are thousands of homeless people. Bentleys and Rolls Royces roaring by are literally driving on top of the poor and their makeshift homes, a picture perfect analogy for the grotesque economic inequality that plagues our times.”

This summer, with the intensity seemingly multiplying by the day, Prophets Of Rage took their battle cry overseas, connecting with hyper-engaged European audiences desperate to join the fight.  Tapping into a mountain of rage and frustration, the band rocked sold-out festivals across the continent building momentum with each performance in a mutual expression of fury and hope. Reporting on the band’s Brixton Academy gig, NME proclaimed, “Prophets Of Rage might just have put on the greatest gig of 2017.”

Prophets Of Rage came together during 2016’s tumultuous election to combat the coming storm, wherever it may lead.  Following last summer’s inaugural tour, the group knew it could evolve from protest performance art with a tactical mission, to a stand-alone entity with creative ideas all its own. Holed up with longtime Rage collaborator, producer Brendan O’Brien, the band fused the diverse styles, sonic firepower and hard-hitting social consciousness of their previous work, into an inventive and compelling new musical statement, completing the album’s twelve tracks in just over a month of recording. 

At its core, Prophets Of Rage functions not only on a love of music, but a deep belief in its power as a tool, and a weapon. Woven into the band’s DNA are influences as varied as The Clash, KRS-One, and Johnny Cash, as well as the undeniable ideals and aesthetics of its predecessors: Public Enemy’s frenzied, racing textures, Rage’s jaw-melting riffs, Cypress Hill’s manically playful party energy. “The music is the passport to the world,” Chuck D says, describing the unique bond the group shares. “It’s not always a given to have members who want to go where few have gone.”

PROPHETS OF RAGE – ON TOUR: 
September 16 - 93X:Twenty - Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN
September 17 - Riot Fest - Douglas Park, Chicago, IL
October 1 - Louder Than Life – Louisville, KY
October 15 - Houston Open Air – Houston, TX
October 27-29 - Voodoo Music + Arts Experience - New Orleans, LA
November 4 - Ozzfest - San Bernardino, CA
*More dates to be announced soon

Pre-Order Prophets Of Rage:
iTunes - Amazon

Listen to Living On The 110 
Spotify - Apple Music

www.prophetsofrage.com

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THE WILD! DEBUT LIVIN’ FREE MUSIC VIDEO EXCLUSIVELY VIA ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE

BAND SUPPORTING ADRENALINE MOB THIS SUMMER

WILD AT HEART OUT NOW 

Toronto, ON – July 10th, 2017–  Canadian wild boys, The Wild!, debuted another wild and crazy music video for their track, Livin' Free, off their new LP, Wild At Heart, exclusively via Alternative Press Magazine. Directed by longtime collaborator Stuey Kubrick, this is the second video we've seen from the band off this release. Their first video for Ready to Roll can be watched here.

"This song is basically a huge cheers to the best years of your life," says frontman, Dylan Villain. "The lyrics in the chorus say it all, 'One for the sun comin' up in the streets. And for the nights we never sleep. Here's to the ones still livin' free.' What a time we had making this one, man Straight up livin' hard... and LIVIN' FREE!" 

The band is currently out on tour in the U.S. supporting Adrenaline Mob. All tour dates can be found below.

About The Wild!
The Wild! released Wild At Heart back in February via Entertainment One (eOne). Villain adds, "This record is a big one for me. All of us, man. I really had to go through some shit to get things right on this one. I can honestly sit here today & tell you that we made the best record we possibly could. I'm proud as hell of it and I can't wait for all of you to hear it. It's everything I wanted it to be." The tracklist and artwork are also available below. 

Produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Airbourne, Aerosmith) at Armoury Studios in Vancouver, Wild At Heart serves as the follow-up to their debut EP, GxDxWxB, which stands for "God Damn Wild Boys," that was released in 2015. Wild At Heart is their first full-length for Entertainment One (eOne).

On vocals/lead guitar, Dylan Villain embodies all the reckless abandon and good-natured devilish charm that could only be born in a very small backwoods community. Counterbalancing Villain's snakebite rasp is bassist/vocalist, Boozus. Beer drinkin’, beard havin’, fly-fishin’ are his favourite past times.

Kickin’ ass and keeping time is drummer, Reese Lightning. A beast with beats and everyone’s favourite asshole. You’ll love him! Rounding out The Wild!'s lineup is “The Kid” on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. Young blood and zero fucks given. What The Kid lacks in age, he makes up in attitude and swagger.

“I feel like for every thousand bands that are out there right now you’ll get maybe ten that believe the things they’re singing about, which is the most important thing to me in any genre,” says Villain. “I don’t give a shit what kind of music you play. If you care about it, then really give yourself to that moment. Our fans aren’t stupid and I feel that they’re hungry for things that aren’t so disposable.”

The Wild! pack a punch when it comes to their live set, so be sure to catch them while they’re on the road this summer! 

TOUR DATES:
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with Adrenaline Mob
July 11 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
July 12 - Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
July 14 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
July 15 - Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co.
July 16 - Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
July 17 - Greenacres, FL @ Piepers Sports Bar
July 19 - Wilmington, NC @ The Throne Theater
July 20 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
July 21 - Easton, PA @ One Centre Square
July 22 - Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
July 29 - Beaver Dam, WI @ DangerFest

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com

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RHYE RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO PLEASE AND SIGN TO LAST GANG RECORDS

UNVEILS SECOND TRACK SUMMER DAYS

Toronto, ON — July 7th, 2017 — Today, Rhye makes their return with a brand new single and music video entitled, Please. This marks the group’s first new music in four years, and is available here via Last Gang Records. Watch the video here.

Following up 2013’s critically exalted, Woman, Please heralds Rhye’s return.  Merging a natural beat and muted piano, the track builds into a climactic lyrical plea that’s both entrancing and explosive. Meanwhile, the clip brings the seductive side of Rhye to life in black-and-white via vivid visuals.

About the song, frontman Milosh comments, “Because we play live so much, we’ve built this show that’s somewhat different from Woman. It’s a little more psychedelic. I wanted to bring that to the second record. I really wanted to incorporate much more soulful and earthy colours. It had to be all live percussion and piano. The human intimacy had to come through the actual instrumentation on this record.  ‘Please’ is the stepping stone to where we’re headed.”

In addition, the band shares a second nostalgic new anthem entitled Summer Days. Listen here.

Right now, Rhye is on the road performing at high-profile festivals around the globe. See the full itinerary, and learn more about the band, below.

TOUR DATES:
July 8 – Brugge, Belgium – Cactus Festival
July 9 – Montreaux, Switzerland – Montreaux Jazz Festival
July 11 – Milan, Italy – Magnolia 
July 14 – Pori, Finland – Pori Jazz Festival 
July 15 – Salacgriva, Latvia – Positivus Festival 
July 26 – Taipei City, Taiwan – Legacy Nightclub
July 28 – Niigata, Japan, –Fuji Rock Festival
July 30 – South Korea – Handside River Park

About Rhye:
A mosaic of emotive piano keys, physical percussion, buzzing analog synths, and expansive vocals, Rhye find humanity in musicality. Driven by this approach, the group quietly transformed into a phenomenon with the arrival of their 2013 debut, Woman. The record garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, Spin, and Pitchfork who dubbed it “Best New Album.” Open would concurrently accumulate over 41.6 million Spotify streams, while The Fall surpassed 22.8 million. Along the way, they sold out theaters around the globe between standout festival sets at Coachella, Pitchfork, and a highlight concert in Denmark accompanied by a 49-piece all-girls choir. As the band began writing in 2016, this expansive live show indelibly impacted their second full-length album in 2017. The first single, Please, siphons a gorgeous vocal plea through a kaleidoscope of sparse percussion and piano that’s simultaneously stirring, stark, and sensual. It’s a new musical experience. It’s Rhye.  

About Last Gang:
Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company. www.lastgang.com  

Entertainment One Music is home to Dualtone, Death Row, and Light Records releasing some of the most popular music in the world including The Lumineers, The Game and Lalah Hathaway.  www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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RYAN PLAYGROUND SHARES NEW VIDEO VIA STEREOGUM

PROLONGATION AVAILABLE NOW
VIA LAST GANG / SECRET SONGS

"RYAN Playground is a triple threat" - THE FADER

"Infectious"- VOGUE

"RYAN is certainly doing things differently"- I-D

Toronto, ON – Wednesday, July 5 Today, Montreal producer, songwriter, and singer, RYAN Playground, is sharing a video for new single, Prolongation, which follows RYAN as she journeys back to childhood. Speaking on the video, director Didier Charette explains:

"After several meetings with me, RYAN opened up and told me her life story. There was a moment in her life that changed everything. For her, an actual encounter flipped her world upside down and made her realize that she had grown up to not be her true self and she wanted to go back to her childhood to find herself. For years she had tried to fit in, but that moment made her realize that she wasn't happy. That's what we went for."

RYAN first garnered attention last year with her debut EP, elle, for Ryan Hemsworth's Secret Songs label. On elleRYAN revealed her talents for unconventional pop arrangements and introspective songwriting. Prolongation is now available everywhere now via Secret Songs / Last Gang. Watch the video above, learn more about RYAN Playground below, and stay tuned for more news about her forthcoming debut LP.

More about RYAN Playground:
Genevieve Ryan Martel (aka RYAN Playground) was raised by two classical musicians in Montreal. At age 5, she received her first drum kit and by 11, she was creating her own compositions with her guitar and drums. By the time she was a teenager, Genevieve was experimenting with FL studio and electronic music. 

RYAN Playground is a project born out of playtime - the meeting of a seasoned musician in touch with the wide-eyed exuberance and angsty emotions that come with being a teenager. In her music, RYAN harkens back the days when she was growing up in the suburbs listening to pop punk.

"Every time I make a song I'm just throwing out emotions," she explains. "It's always very personal. I've come to realize that there are always two extremes. I consider myself in a gray zone, but a very nice gray zone. I like trying to appreciate all the nuances in life and accept them. Make the best out of it...I have my dark days like everybody else. But at the end of it all I'm very optimistic. I'm a dreamer!" 

RYAN has always lived in her own gray zone - around the same time she picked up music, she also asked for her first skateboard and was playing sports with the boys. Not only can she hang, but she kicks ass. Very young, she wanted to make a point that she could be as good and strong as boys are. 

An elegant balance of electronic and organic elements, RYAN Playground is an amalgamation, and finds Genevieve at peace with all competing emotional elements in her life.

"I have experienced different kinds of extremes and I finally found my own balance," she says pragmatically. "In the end we all find our own balance and pace. It's also about not believing in categories. I feel like a lot of people feel reassured when things are classified in different 'categories.’ They kind of feel like boundaries to me. I don't really believe that having categories and creating new ones is fundamentally helpful, we're all somewhere in between this and that."

About Last Gang:
Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company. www.lastgang.com  

Entertainment One Music is home to Dualtone, Death Row, and Light Records releasing some of the most popular music in the world including The Lumineers, The Game and Lalah Hathaway.  www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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LAILA BIALI CELEBRATES CANADA’S 150th WITH COVER OF NEIL YOUNG CLASSIC HEART OF GOLD

SONG AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN CANADA AND FEATURES ALL-STAR CANADIAN BAND

Toronto, ON – June 28, 2017 – Multi-award winning Canadian singer, pianist and arranger, Laila Biali, is celebrating Canada Day with a special release of a cover of Neil Young’s classic song, Heart of Gold. The track will be available exclusively in Canada and features an all-star Canadian band (Laila Biali, vocals/piano; Adam Thomas, vocals; JUNO Award-winner, Robi Botos, organ; George Koller, bass; multi-GRAMMY Award-winner, Larnell Lewis, drums). The single will be available for purchase and streaming through Canadian Digital Service Providers as of June 30, 2017. Have a listen here.

Neil Young is one of Canada's living legends,” comments Biali, and while Heart of Gold references places that are stateside, the song has become something of a Canadian anthem. Its refrain – You keep me searching for a heart of gold – is a universal and timeless message, one that resonates today as much as ever.

A landmark track for Young, Heart of Gold was his only song to reach #1 in both Canada and the U.S., and celebrates its 45th anniversary this year.

Laila Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, recorded with and supported international icon Sting, and was recently featured at the first-ever global TEDSummit. Her accolades include SOCAN Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year at Canada's National Jazz Awards, and this year she was a Premier’s Award nominee for outstanding college graduates.

Laila takes the best of pop, rock, classical, world and soul, informs it with her expertise in jazz, and weaves it into her musical arrangements and original songs. Her studio recording, Tracing Light, received a JUNO nomination in 2011 for Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, and her follow-up album, Live in Concert, was given an enthusiastic four-star review and named one of the Best Albums of 2013 by DownBeat Magazine. In 2015, Laila released her first album of entirely original music, House of Many Rooms – an indie-pop project featuring Lisa Fischer (Rolling Stones, 20 Feet From Stardom), Jo Lawry (Sting, Paul Simon), Alan Hampton (Robert Glasper), and the Toronto Mass Choir. Expanding on her unique “ability to meld traditional jazz with contemporary pop so effortlessly that neither style seems out of place on the same record” (Spinner Magazine), Laila is currently set to release a new album of original songs alongside covers of David Bowie, Coldplay and more.

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JOHNSON CROOK CELEBRATE CANADA 150 WITH NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR CANADA TO HEARTBREAK

DEBUT ALBUM TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 4th

BAND TO PERFORM CANADA DAY SHOW IN DAUPHIN, MB FOR DAUPHIN COUNTRYFEST

ON TOUR THROUGH THE SUMMER

Toronto, ON – June 27, 2017 – With Canada Day right around the corner, Toronto roots-rockers, Johnson Crook, share the cross-country road trip-inspired lyric video for their song, Canada To Heartbreak. The video premiered today exclusively with Live In Limbo. Check it out here!

The video for the bluesy rock-and-roll track was shot by Ryan Nolan and showcases the band traveling from province to province. We had a lot of fun making this video with our friend Ryan,” the band comments. “It’s something we have a lot of experience with…life on the road. It’s not always easy to be away from home and family but we still manage to have a lot of fun together. We appreciate getting to share our music and love to play this song live. It’s got a lot of energy, which seems to resonate with our audiences and it gives us a chance to feature Nathan on harmonica!”

Canada To Heartbreak comes from the band’s debut full-length album, aptly titled, The Album, which is set for release on August 4th via Coalition Music. The record encapsulates a whirlwind initial two years of live gigs and recording sessions that began almost immediately after the members’ first encounter. Fans who sign up for the band’s mailing list will get an instant download of album track, Hardwired.

It’s almost impossible not to feel a connection to Johnson Crook’s music after first hearing it. Audiences across Canada can attest to that as well, something the band acknowledges has been crucial to their development. Expect to see the band in your town at some point in the wake of the album release. Every stop brings with it a story that could become a new song, and as a group founded on the principles of equality, Johnson Crook’s creative potential is limitless.

Johnson Crook is Noel Johnson (rhythm guitars/vocals), brothers Nathan (lead guitar/mandolin/vocals) and Trevor Crook (drums/vocals) and Jared Craig (bass/vocals).

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
July 1 – Dauphin, MB – Dauphin Countryfest
July 6 – Cavendish, PE – Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 14 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser County Fair
August 4 – Minnedosa, MB – Rockin’ The Fields of Minnedosa
August 6 – Springwater, ON – Kempenfest
August 11 – Shelburne, ON – Heritage Music Festival
August 19 – Nestor Falls, ON – Moose & Fiddle Music Festival
August 21-23 – Toronto, ON – CNE, Northern Comfort Saloon

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KELLY BADO TO PERFORM ON PARLIAMENT HILL JULY 1st AS PART OF CANADA’S 150th

BILINGUAL SINGER-SONGWRITER TO PERFORM ALONGSIDE ALESSIA CARA, SERENA RYDER,
WALK OFF THE EARTH AND MORE!

NOMINATED FOR TWO 2017 BREAKOUT WEST AWARDS: FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AND
WORLD MUSIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Toronto, ON – June 26, 2017 – Celebrate this Canada Day on Parliament Hill with Kelly Bado! The bilingual singer-songwriter will hit the Parliament Hill Stage at 8:30pm to celebrate Canada’s 150th along with Alessia Cara, Serena Ryder, Walk Off The Earth, and others, and will perform a medley with Kinnie Starr and Jean Cormier.

Kelly Bado takes listeners on a beautiful journey with her songs. Discovering her musical and artistic passions at a young age, Kelly performed in local choirs in her native Côte d'Ivoire.  In 2007, Kelly ventured to Canada, where her love of music continued to flourish.

In early 2016, Kelly was one of three artists chosen by Manitoba Music to journey to Los Angeles to showcase for a selected group of music industry heavyweights.  LA-based Canadians, singer-songwriter producer, Andy Stochansky, and entertainment lawyer, Lisa Whynot, fell immediately in love with Kelly’s soulful voice and invited her to spend an afternoon in the studio with Stochansky and fellow LA-based Canadian, Grammy award winning songwriter-producer, Brian West.  The four have spent the last year developing Kelly’s unique talent and writing and recording songs for a new project, while Kelly continues to promote her French language EP, Entre Deux – a French and Spanish-language album with a mixture of sweetness and rhythm.

The EP has led to nominations for two awards at the 2017 Breakout West Awards: Francophone Artist of the Year and World Music Artist of the Year. Kelly will also be performing at the Awards’ Kick Off Concert on September 14th at the Myer Horowitz Theatre.  With lyrics inspired by love, hope and social equality, and a sound that marries pop with R&B/Soul, one cannot help but get swept away into Kelly’s magical voice!

Kelly Bado in Ottawa
Canada Day Celebration
July 1 @ Parliament Hill stage
8:30pm

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DECLAIME CONNECTS WITH BLU FOR CEREBRAL NEW SINGLE INTERNALLY YOURS

PREMIERED BY MASS APPEAL

NEW ALBUM YOUNG SPIRIT OUT AUGUST 18

Toronto, ON – June 23, 2017 – The underground West Coast hip hop/funk pioneer, Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins), connects with West Coast hip hop heavyweight, Blu, for the cerebral new single, Internally Yours, which premiered via Mass Appeal. Serving as the lead single for Declaime's forthcoming album, Young Spirit, the song features production by Georgia Anne Muldrow.

 

"Internally Yours is about inner truth. I'm talking about all the cats running this world to see that they are just like us,” says Declaime. “Their heart beats just like us.  The whole album is about how the media and government, food messing with the kid's heads and their young spirits.  Blu's speaking on some truths he had locked inside of him."

Due out on August 18 via SomeOthaShip Connect/eOne Music, Young Spirit balances Declaime's unique rapping delivery over psychedelic funk and jazz-laden production by Georgia Anne Muldrow and Madlib. The album also includes guest features from Saul Williams, Aloe Blacc, and more.

Stream and purchase Internally Yours here: http://smarturl.it/InternallyYours.

Declaime and Georgia will be going on tour in September. Stay tuned for updates on the cities they’ll perform in this fall.  

More About Declaime:
Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins) started making music with his native Oxnard, California crew consisting of Madlib, Kankick, Wildchild & DJ Romes, when he was originally known as D-Loc in 1992. After serving a term in the Navy, Dudley Perkins returned to the US and began recording with his longtime friend Madlib, appearing on the Alkaholiks album, Coast to Coast, as well as The Lootpacks' debut album, Soundpieces. Described as a mix of Public Enemy, the 'old school' Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and KRS-One, Declaime has been instrumental in helping pioneer much of the underground sound of the West Coast, with albums such as the critically acclaimed, Andsoitissaid, Conversations with DudleyIllmindmuzik, and Astormiscomin.

In 2002, after hearing a demo version of the jazzy number, Flowers,  Stones Throw Records founder, Peanut Butter Wolf, asked Declaime to do a singing album entirely produced by Madlib under the moniker of his government name, Dudley Perkins. Dudley and Madlib would go on to record two critically acclaimed albums, Lil’ Light and Expressions (2012 A.U.). In 2009, Declaime started his own label, SomeOthaShip Connect, with his partner, Georgia Anne Muldrow. Declaime has gone on to collaborate with music heavyweights such as Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke, Black Milk, and more. Much of Declaime's influence can be heard in the works of rap's underground elite such as Immortal Technique, and today's superstars like Kendrick Lamar.

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com

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MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA PREMIERE NEW VIDEO THE ALIEN VIA NPR MUSIC

FIRST VISUAL IN CREATIVE COLLABORATION
WITH THE DANIELS

NEW ALBUM A BLACK MILE TO THE SURFACE
OUT JULY 28th VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

FALL U.S. HEADLINING TOUR BEGINS SEPTEMBER 5th 

Toronto, ON – June 22, 2017 – NPR Music today premiered Manchester Orchestra’s video for new song, The Alien, the second single from the Atlanta band’s forthcoming album, A Black Mile To The Surface, which will be released July 28th via Loma Vista Recordings. “The Daniels, a directing duo of whom I am a ridiculously big fan, worked as the creative directors of A Black Mile To The Surface, and together we created a few music videos and all the album art. A Black Mile To The Surface allowed for a lot of room to invoke feelings through gravity,” says video director Mike Dempsey. Watch The Alien here.

Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull says of the video, “The Alien is a narrative about a small slice of time in a man's life as he faces a lofty decision with a dire consequence. It is ultimately about family and the effects, big and small, that family has on everybody. We knew it was important for the video to have a narrative that added an otherworldly element without taking away from the original story. Mike Dempsey and The Daniels have created a beautiful and intense representation of life and the unexpected movements that occur for all of us.”

Dempsey adds, "I have always enjoyed photographing people in motion, falling down stairs or holding onto a tree branch or crashing into a wall with a bike. The band — a group of wildly talented musicians and storytellers who were an absolute blast to work with — hand selected a few references from my website and we developed concepts around them. While planning for 'The Alien' music video specifically, we chose to do a piece that could use physical movement to express an internal feeling, in this case it was a daughter spreading her mother’s ashes, but her experience of the event is like getting swept off her feet by a tornado.”

A Black Mile To The Surface is available for pre-order now, with The Gold and The Alien coming as an instant grat downloads with purchase: http://found.ee/MO_ABMTTSstore-r. The Gold premiered earlier this month via SiriusXM’s Alt Nation, and has been earning press attention from outlets including Pitchfork, NYLON (‘51 Best Music Releases Of The Week’), Paste (“gripping”), Brooklyn Vegan (“...this is looking like their best-sounding albums in years”), Substream, and more. Watch The Gold video, directed by Mike Dempsey and Johnny Chew, HERE.

The band recently announced a U.S. fall tour of headlining dates including shows at The Novo in Los Angeles on September 14th and at Terminal 5 in New York City on September 29th. A current itinerary is below; tickets are on-sale now HERE.

Always a band to push themselves creatively with each subsequent release, Manchester Orchestra has expanded their dynamic sound to peak form on the cinematic and epic A Black Mile To The Surface. The album – featuring production by Catherine Marks (Foals, PJ Harvey, The Killers), John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions In The Sky, Angel Olsen), and their longtime studio partner Dan Hannon – showcases a band that rethought, deconstructed, and rebuilt their songwriting process to propel their music into a new emotional arena, drawing on singer/guitarist Hull and co-writer/multi-instrumentalist Robert McDowell’s unique experience scoring the 2016 Sundance hit film Swiss Army Man (directed by The Daniels). Throughout recording the album, Hull and McDowell – along with bandmates Tim Very (drums) and Andy Prince (bass) – opened up their collaborative process and pushed themselves to go against their first instincts at every turn.

A Black Mile To The Surface is a bold record of vision and purpose, inspired by and dwelling in a sensory and imaginative experience. It’s a reinvention of sort – both musically and personally – and an evolution of the band, while also retaining the sweeping, melodic, and anthemic sounds for which Manchester Orchestra has become known.

Read the full Manchester Orchestra bio here.

Listen to The Alien here:
Spotify: http://found.ee/MO_TheAlienSpotify-r
Apple:  http://found.ee/MO_TheAlienApple-r
iTunes:  http://found.ee/MO_TheAlieniTunes-r
Amazon:  http://found.ee/MO_TheAlienAmazon-r
Google Play:  http://found.ee/MO_TheAlienGoogle-r

Listen to The Gold here:
Spotify: http://found.ee/MO_TheGoldSpotify-r
Apple Music: http://found.ee/MO_TheGoldApple-r

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
09/05 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
09/06 - Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Theatre
09/08 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
09/10 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
09/12 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
09/13 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
09/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
09/15 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
09/16 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
09/18 - Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
09-19 -  Seattle, WA - The Showbox
09/21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
09/22 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
09/23 - Kansas City, MO @ The Crossroads
09/24 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
09/26 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
09/27 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
09/29 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
09/30 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/01 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
10/03 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
10/04 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
10/05 -  Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
10/06 - Columbia, SC @ The Music Farm
10/07 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
10/21 - Manchester, England @ Academy 2
10/22 - Glasgow, Scotland @ The Garage
10/23 - Leeds, England @ The Church
10/24 - Birmingham, England @ O2 Institute
10/26 -  London, England @ Shepherd's Bush Empire
10/27 -  Brighton, England @ Concorde 2
10/28 -  Bristol, England @ SWX
10/30 -  Cologne, Germany @ Gebaude 9
10/31 -  Paris, France @ Les Etoiles
11/01 -  Brussels, Belgium @ VK
11/02 -  Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
11/03 -  Berlin, Germany @ Franz
11/04 -  Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow

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DAN TALEVSKI TO DEBUT NEW SUMMER JAM BIRTHDAY SUIT ON FRIDAY, JUNE 16

TRACK RANKED #8 ON ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S MUST LIST 

NEW EP SET FOR FALL 2017 RELEASE

Toronto, ON – June 14, 2017 – Toronto pop singer-songwriter, Dan Talevski, will release his new single, Birthday Suit, on Friday, June 16, which is the first from his forthcoming EP, to be released in Fall 2017 via Entertainment One Music. Entertainment Weekly recently highlighted the song on their Must List, calling it a “sexy summer club jam” to add to your playlist. You can stream and purchase Birthday Suit here.

Following the success of his previous singles, Rocket, Knock Me Off My Feet and 2015’s Guilty As Sin,  and an extensive Fall 2016 tour with Nick Carter, Talevski continues to build on his success as a rising pop star.  

"I really wanted to push the boundaries for this track and just show my fans who I really am with no guard up,” Talevski says. "Birthday Suit was written in about half an hour. It came really quickly.  It was written from a personal experience I recently had."

At the age of 29, Talevski has already accomplished more than some artists twice his age. Millions of people have seen him sing on YouTube. Heʼs been signed to a major record label. Groomed for stardom alongside Justin Bieber. Toured with Backstreet Boys. Worked in the studio with will.i.am. Written songs for Shawn Desman, Danny Fernandes, Keshia Chante and others. Since his debut single, Guilty As Sin, he is poised to take his rightful place as Canadaʼs next musical sensation. And it all began with a click.

“It was in 2007,” Talevski recalls. “I was just searching YouTube for Justin Timberlake’s video for What Goes Around Comes Around. I saw a couple of other people posting covers of the song — and had millions of views. It was like a lightbulb went on over my head. I posted a 47-second clip of myself singing the chorus, and when I woke up the next day I had about 500 views. That number went from hundreds to thousands to hundreds of thousands very quickly. Then I started getting fans emailing asking me to sing this song or that song. I started doing that and millions of views were pouring in weekly. It was awesome.”

Soon, it got even more surreal. A year to the day of his first posting as danjt87 — and after YouTube posted his first video of an original song on its main page — Talevski was whisked to Hollywood, where he became the first male artist signed to a major-label record deal via the Internet. Overnight, he was thrown into the star-maker machinery. “It was like going to college for an artist,” Talevski recalls. “It was grueling, but it was an amazing experience. I was doing vocal training beside Justin Bieber in Atlanta. Then I moved to L.A., where I was dancing eight hours a day, working with a trainer and singing all night in the studio. Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas produced and rapped on a single for me. I worked with Timbaland. I just soaked it all up like a sponge.”

Even so, Talevski wasn’t satisfied. The commercial pop he recorded wasn’t his style; the melodies weren’t his own; the words weren’t his thoughts. He felt no connection to his music, had no control over his career. So he took control. He came back to Toronto and began finding his sound. Honing his craft. Putting everything he’d learned into practice.

He wrote songs and recorded with a whoʼs who of Canadian acts. He crossed the country opening for Backstreet Boys. He found the right songwriters and producers — identical twins RyanDan (formerly of B44, and more recently, Shania Twainʼs Vegas show) and Alex “Pilzbury” Vujic. The first fruit of their labours was the R&B-influenced Guilty As Sin. As its title tells you, this isnʼt your little sisterʼs pop music — though it might appeal to her big sister.

“Iʼve always had a slightly darker undertone,” Talevski explains. “People look at me and they expect to hear some corny little love song, but I like to take it a little more mature and sexual. Iʼve been through a few things, so I took it to the next level.”

In 2015, MUCH began a new segment of showcasing online talent from established and emerging video loggers that would be featured on their website. Talevski went on to be one of the first digital creators for MUCH hosting a segment of weekly video logs and behind the scenes footage of his music.

In 2016, Dan received a Pop Artist of the Year nomination at the 16th Annual Indie Awards and Best New Solo Artist: CHR nomination at the Canadian Radio Music Awards during Canadian Music Week. Talevski was also nominated for an iHeartRadio MMVA for Best New Canadian Artist for Knock Me Off My Feet.

“Iʼm so grateful that Iʼm doing it now and not when I was 21,” he says. “If I had put music out then, I wouldnʼt be able to listen to it or watch it. Iʼd be embarrassed. Iʼm glad that I ended up having to wait; it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I want people to respect my writing and vocal ability first and foremost. I want to perform for people and connect with them on all different levels. Iʼm really hoping my songs can take off.”

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Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com

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THE 2017 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE LONG LIST IS HERE

Ottawa, ON – Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, unveiled the 40 albums on this year’s Long List earlier today at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa, Ontario with the support of Lixar.

The 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List:

A Tribe Called Red - We Are The Halluci Nation
Alaclair Ensemble - Les Frères Cueilleurs
Anciients - Voice of the Void
Arkells - Morning Report
Philippe B - La grande nuit vidéo
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV
Louise Burns - Young Mopes
Chocolat - Rencontrer Looloo 
Clairmont The Second - Quest For Milk and Honey
Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
Antoine Corriveau - Cette chose qui cognait au creux de sa poitrine sans vouloir s'arrêter
Le Couleur - P.O.P.
Marie Davidson - Adieux Au Dancefloor
Mac Demarco - This Old Dog        
Gord Downie - Secret Path
Drake - More Life
Feist – Pleasure
Figure Walking - The Big Other
Fiver - Audible Songs From Rockwood
Geoffroy - Coastline
Hannah Georgas - For Evelyn
Japandroids - Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
Carly Rae Jepsen - E.MO.TION Side B
B.A. Johnston - Gremlins III
Lisa LeBlanc - Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?
The New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions
Klô Pelgag - L'Étoile thoracique
Peter Peter - Noir Éden
Lido Pimienta - La Papessa
Jessie Reyez – Kiddo
Daniel Romano - Modern Pressure
The Sadies - Northern Passages
John K. Samson - Winter Wheat
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
The Tragically Hip - Man Machine Poem
TUNS - TUNS
Leif Vollebekk - Twin Solitude                  
Weaves - Weaves
The Weeknd - Starboy
Charlotte Day Wilson – CDW

In total, 188 titles made the first ballots of the 201 member jury.

Past multiple Polaris nominees, Kathleen Edwards and The Acorn’s Rolf Klausener, joined Polaris jurors Lana Gay and Erik Leijon to reveal the Long List. In addition, surprise guest, Philippe B, was on hand to perform music from his 2017 Long-Listed album, La grande nuit vidéo. 

The 10 album Short List will be announced live on July 13 on CBC Music’s Facebook page. The winning album will be determined at the Polaris Gala September 18 at The Carlu in Toronto, which will be livestreamed at CBCMusic.ca.

The eligibility period for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize runs from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017. An independent jury of music journalists, broadcasters and music bloggers from across Canada determines the Long List and Short List. Eleven people are selected from the larger jury pool to serve on the Grand Jury and they will convene the night of the Polaris Gala to select the 2017 Polaris Music Prize winner. The Polaris Music Prize will award $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year. Each of the nine other Short List artists receive $3,000 courtesy of Slaight Music.

CBC Radio 2 will feature the Polaris Music Prize Long List on Radio 2 Morning and Radio 2 Drive. Following the Long List announcement on June 13, you can tune into Radio 2 Drive with guest host Emma Godmere to catch a first listen of some of Long List nominees, beginning at 3 p.m. (3:30 NT). The next morning, host Raina Douris will present a full hour of Long List highlights on Radio 2 Morning, Wednesday, June 14, at 8 a.m. (8:30 NT). Tune in online or find your local CBC Radio 2 frequency at cbcmusic.ca/radio2, and visit cbcmusic.ca/polaris for more coverage.

About the Polaris Music Prize
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. polarismusicprize.ca

About CBC Music.ca
CBC Music is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 60 web radio stations, available on your smartphone or tablet, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. CBCMusic.ca

About Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international media company that creates and distributes content worldwide across streaming video, linear television, digital, magazines and live events. Global brands include Love Nature, an international linear and SVOD offering with the world’s largest library of 4K wildlife and nature content; and Makeful and Arcade Cloud by Omnia Media, a leading digital video network focused on gaming and maker lifestyles. The company’s broadcasting business offers a robust portfolio of Canadian and New Zealand-based media brands. Content distribution, lead by Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,200+ hours of premium, unscripted content worldwide, which includes the largest 4K natural history library on the market. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto (Canada), with offices located in Los Angeles (US), London (UK) and Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

About Lixar IT
Lixar drives mobile connected ecosystems and data-rich tech innovation; developing mobile platforms and solutions for enterprise-level clients in air, automotive and telecommunications. Lixar creates next-gen mobile, data science, IoT, and cloud technology and is proud to work with partners such as NASCAR, Microsoft and Allegiant Air to name a few. www.lixar.com @LixarIT

Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Lixar IT: 
Shelley Fraser
613-720-9498
sfraser@lixar.com

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LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS DÉVOILE
LA LONGUE LISTE 2017

Ottawa, ON – Mardi 13 juin 2017

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music et produit par Blue Ant Media, a dévoilé les 40 albums qui se retrouvent sur la longue liste de 2017 plus tôt aujourd’hui au Centre national des Arts (CNA) à Ottawa, en Ontario, avec le soutien de Lixar.

La longue liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2017:

A Tribe Called Red - We Are The Halluci Nation
Alaclair Ensemble - Les Frères Cueilleurs
Anciients - Voice of the Void
Arkells - Morning Report
Philippe B - La grande nuit vidéo
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV
Louise Burns - Young Mopes
Chocolat - Rencontrer Looloo
Clairmont The Second - Quest For Milk and Honey
Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
Antoine Corriveau - Cette chose qui cognait au creux de sa poitrine sans vouloir s'arrêter
Le Couleur - P.O.P.
Marie Davidson - Adieux Au Dancefloor
Mac Demarco - This Old Dog        
Gord Downie - Secret Path
Drake - More Life
Feist – Pleasure
Figure Walking - The Big Other
Fiver - Audible Songs From Rockwood
Geoffroy - Coastline
Hannah Georgas - For Evelyn
Japandroids - Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
Carly Rae Jepsen - E.MO.TION Side B
B.A. Johnston - Gremlins III
Lisa LeBlanc - Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?
The New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions
Klô Pelgag - L'Étoile thoracique
Peter Peter - Noir Éden
Lido Pimienta - La Papessa
Jessie Reyez – Kiddo
Daniel Romano - Modern Pressure
The Sadies - Northern Passages
John K. Samson - Winter Wheat
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
The Tragically Hip - Man Machine Poem
TUNS - TUNS
Leif Vollebekk - Twin Solitude                  
Weaves - Weaves
The Weeknd - Starboy
Charlotte Day Wilson – CDW

Au total, 188 albums ont été soumis par les 201 membres du jury au premier tour de vote.

Kathleen Edwards et Rolf Klausener du groupe The Acorn, tous deux des habitués du Polaris, se sont joints aux membres du jury Lana Gay et Erik Leijon pour dévoiler la longue liste. De plus, Philippe B a fait une apparition surprise afin d’offrir une prestation de quelques chansons de son album La grande nuit vidéo, nommé sur la longue liste 2017.

Les 10 albums de la courte liste seront annoncés le 13 juillet en direct sur la page Facebook de CBC Music. L’album gagnant sera déterminé au gala du Polaris qui aura lieu le 18 septembre au Carlu à Toronto. Celui-ci sera diffusé en direct sur CBCMusic.ca.

La période d’éligibilité pour le Prix de musique Polaris 2017 est du 1er juin 2016 au 31 mai 2017. La longue liste et la courte liste sont déterminées par un jury indépendant de journalistes de musique, blogueurs et animateurs provenant des quatre coins du Canada. 11 personnes du bassin des membres du jury seront choisies pour former le grand jury, qui déterminera le gagnant du Prix de musique Polaris le soir du gala. Le Prix de musique Polaris offre 50 000$ à l’artiste ou au groupe ayant créé l’album canadien de l’année. Les neuf autres nommés de la courte liste recevront 3 000$ chacun, une gracieuseté de Slaight Music.

CBC Radio 2 présentera la longue liste du Prix de musique Polaris aux émissions Radio 2 Morning et Radio 2 Drive. Suite au dévoilement de la longue liste le 13 juin, vous pourrez syntoniser Radio 2 Drive avec l’animatrice invitée Emma Godmere, à partir de 15h (15h30 NT), pour avoir un premier aperçu de quelques-uns des nommés de la longue liste. Le lendemain matin, le mercredi 14 juin dès 8h (8h30 NT), l’animatrice Raina Douris proposera un spécial d’une heure célébrant la longue liste à l’émission Radio 2 Morning. Écoutez les émissions en ligne ou trouvez votre fréquence locale de CBC Radio 2 au cbcmusic.ca/radio2, et visitez le cbcmusic.ca/polaris pour plus de couverture.

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et récompense annuellement les artistes ayant créé des albums de musique canadiens de renom. Un groupe sélectionné de critiques musicaux jugent et décernent le Prix sans considération pour le genre musical ou la popularité commerciale. polarismusicprize.ca

À propos de CBCMusic.ca
CBC Music est le service gratuit de musique en ligne du Canada qui connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique canadienne et internationale. Simple et facile à naviguer, CBC Music offre aux amateurs de musique l’accès à 60 stations de radio en ligne disponible sur tablette et téléphone intelligent. De plus, il offre des contenus créés par les programmateurs et personnalités les plus renseignés des quatre coins du pays. CBCMusic.ca

À propos de Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media est une société privée internationale du secteur des médias qui crée et distribue du contenu dans le monde entier à travers la vidéo en continu, la télévision linéaire, le numérique, les magazines et les événements en direct. Les marques de notoriété mondiale incluent Love Nature, une offre linéaire internationale et VàDA avec la plus grande bibliothèque au monde documentant en 4K la faune et la nature; Makeful et Arcade Cloud d'Omnia Media, un important réseau de vidéo numérique axé sur les modes de vie de gamer et de fabricants/artisans. L'entreprise de diffusion de la société offre un solide portefeuille de marques médiatiques canadiennes et néo-zélandaises. La distribution de contenu, dirigée par Blue Ant International, propose un catalogue de plus de 2200 heures de contenu non scénarisé de qualité dans le monde entier, incluant la plus grande bibliothèque d'histoire naturelle en 4K disponible sur le marché. Blue Ant Media est basée à Toronto (Canada), avec des bureaux à Los Angeles (US), Londres (UK) et Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

À propos de Lixar IT
Lixar gère des écosystèmes connectés via mobile et des technologies novatrices riches en données. Lixar développe des plateformes mobiles et des solutions pour des entreprises oeuvrant dans les domaines du transport aérien et automobile, et des télécommunications, et offre à ses partenaires une pertinence en temps réel grâce à la connectivité. Lixar crée la technologie du futur pour le mobile, la science des données, l'IoT et l’infonuagique, en plus d’être un fier partenaire technologique de NASCAR, Microsoft et Allegiant Airlines, pour n'en nommer que quelques-uns. lixar.com @LixarIT

Contacts médias:

Prix Polaris - Québec
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Prix Polaris - Canada
Amanda McCauley
Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Lixar IT:
Shelley Fraser
613-720-9498
sfraser@lixar.com

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THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS ARE BACK WITH NEW SINGLE STILL THE ONE SET TO DEBUT ON JUNE 30

THE RETURN OF THE KINGS

BAND TO PERFORM SPECIAL INVITE-ONLY SHOW
IN TORONTO NEXT WEEK

FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM RETURN OF THE KINGS  OUT LATER THIS YEAR

Toronto, ON – June 13, 2017 – Drake, Sia, Maroon 5, Nelly Furtado, Tina Turner, Jason Mraz, Selena Gomez, Jessie J, Shawn Mendes, James Blunt, Andra Day, Olly Murs, Rachel Platten, The Arkells, Ricky Martin, Dua Lipa, Andy Grammer. Just some of the notable names that members of The Philosopher Kings have written for or produced since their last album; an unprecedented acclaim for a Canadian group.

The Philosopher Kings took the Canadian music industry by storm with their infectious melodies, undeniable energy and a unique combination of pop and alternative rock. Now, the Kings are back with their brand new single, Still The One. Set for release on June 30th, the track will appear on the band’s forthcoming fifth studio album, Return of The Kings, which is due out later this year. The band will be performing a special invite-only show for media, friends and family, at the Mod Club in Toronto, on Tuesday, June 20th, to preview some of the new songs and old favourites. If you are a member of the media, please contact amanda@indoorrecess.com to RSVP.

The band’s recording career began with its self-titled debut in 1994, which spawned the hit single, Charms, with the album eventually earning Gold status in Canada. Winning a Juno Award in 1996 for Best New Group and landing on the U.S. Top 40 chart that same year with Charms, the band criss-crossed the country, becoming one of the most sought after and popular live acts on the circuit. Their commercial, critical and popular breakthrough occurred with the release of their second album, Famous, Rich and Beautiful in 1997, which was certified Platinum.

A newlywed with hit records on the radio, bras being thrown on stage, and five diverse personalities telling me how to sing…” says front man Gerald Eaton. “It was a very overwhelming time in my life. I needed to step away to find the real Gerald Eaton. Everyone was burnt out.”

Fast forward to 2017, The Philosopher Kings have reunited with a renewed energy, revitalized focus – and brand new material. Fans of the band will get a chance to once again hear the eminently memorable, groove-infused songs that made them a live event favourite, including I Am the Man, Charms, Hurts to Love You, and Castles in the Sand, along with some new favourites.

As busy and fulfilled as they are with their individual careers, the call from fans to return to The Philosopher Kings fold could no longer be resisted and the band members are thrilled to be able to bring their songs, their superior showmanship and their high-octane, invigorating live shows to stages worldwide. “This is the best we’ve sounded,” said keyboardist, Jon Levine. The Kings are back.

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CKY DEBUT HEAD FOR A BREAKDOWN SINGLE EXCLUSIVELY VIA CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

NEW LP THE PHOENIX OUT THIS
FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017


2017 VANS WARPED TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

NOW ON TOUR IN CANADA

Toronto, ON – June 12, 2017 –  CKY (Chad I Ginsburg, Jess Margera and Matt Deis) have debuted a third new single today titled Head For A Breakdown exclusively via Consequence Of SoundThis is the final song we'll hear from the band before the release of their new LP this Friday. The band released Replaceable a few weeks ago exclusively via SIRIUSXM's OCTANE channel, and Days Of Self Destruction (Feat. Brent Hinds) before that.

"Head for a Breakdown seemed to write itself," says vocalist, Chad I Ginsburg. “In a sense, it's a song about taking things too far when you darn right know it won't end well but you do it anyway. Go figure. The mid solo section is an epic break unlike any we have done in the past. Very proud of this song.”

In addition to all pre-orders now being live, all three tracks are also available as instant gratification tracks on  iTunes, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive Replaceable and Days Of Self Destruction as an instant download. 

CKY will release The Phoenix on June 16, 2017 via eOne Music. The all new LP will be the first release since the band put out Carver City in 2009. The album was engineered and mixed at Rancho De La Luna, the highly regarded recording studio in Joshua Tree, CA.

The cover art for The Phoenix was completed by chandelier maker and artist, Adam Wallacavage. The band commissioned Wallacavage to create a one of a kind piece for the cover.

CKY just finished a highly successful 13-show run of the UK, most of which were sold out. They are currently on a headline tour in Canada, and have tour dates booked all summer, highlighted by a return to the 2017 Vans Warped Tour, which will be the band's first time back on the tour since 2000. See a complete list of tour dates here.

Chad I Ginsburg, the band’s guitarist and singer, steps into the frontman role with charisma, charm, and bravado, confidently delivering a diverse performance as he claims a position that was clearly rightfully his to own. 

He’s joined in enduring partnership, and musical and personal chemistry, by fellow CKY cofounder, Jess Margera, the drummer whose extracurricular work in projects like The Company Band (with guys from Clutch and Fireball Ministry) expanded CKY’s horizons as much as Ginsburg’s solo work has as well. The duo returned to their primary project refreshed and reenergized, with bassist Matt Deis (ex-All That Remains), who first joined CKY in 2005. 

Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Deftones have all personally invited CKY on tour, cementing a legacy as a hard-charging live act. CKY built a worldwide fanbase of dedicated acolytes, friends, and supporters, lovingly dubbed the CKY Alliance, with a broader group of musicians, athletes, and other creative types in the CKY family, both literally and figuratively. 

“We’re grown adults now with an eagle-eye perspective on who we are, what we do, and how to do it right,” Ginsburg declares, with matter-of-fact certainty. “None of us are out there in the clouds. We’re pretty well-grounded people that have an honest perspective on where we’re at.” 

CKY is: Chad I Ginsburg - Jess Margera - Matt Deis

CANADIAN TOUR DATES
June 12 Edmonton, AB The Needle
June 13 Calgary, AB Dickens Pub
June 14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

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HE IS LEGEND ANNOUNCE CANADIAN TOUR DATES

SIGN TO SPINEFARM RECORDS AND
RELEASE NEW ALBUM few


WATCH THE VIDEO FOR OPENING TRACK AIR RAID

Toronto, ON – June 9, 2017 –
He Is Legend announce their Canadian tour today. The band will make stops in London, Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa to share music from their fifth full-length offering, few, which was released on April 28th through Spinefarm Records. See below for a complete list of tour dates.

The communal faith belonging to a cadre of musicians, artists, and fans brought the collection to life. That’s why the album’s title, a nod to Madame Helena Blavatsky’s occult treasure, The Voice of the Silence, feels so cosmically apropos for the Wilmington, NC quartet — Schuylar Croom (vocals), Adam Tanbouz (lead guitar), Matty Williams (bass), and Denis Desloge (guitar). Have a look at the video for the album opener, Air Raid.

This is dedicated to the people who supported us through everything,” declares Croom. “I was inspired by the words of Helena Blavatsky. She’s basically the godmother of the occult, and she dedicated one of her books to the few. Basically, that means the few that follow the way. I thought it was very fitting for what we do. It took just a few artists and a few thousand of our fans to come through and say, ‘Fuck yeah, we want you to do another record.’ We left it up to them.

This time around, the guys produced few with Warrior Sound owner, Al Jacobs. They amplified every element of their signature style. Summoning ghosts of White Zombie, Soundgarden, and Nirvana, the riffs hit harder, the lyrics cut deeper, and the rhythms stick longer.

few takes flight on the hypnotic guitars and haunting harmonies; a barrage of distortion and percussion, unforgettable choruses and psychedelic elegance.

Completing the album, He Is Legend found the right partner for release in Spinefarm Records. Now, few are about to become many in 2017.

TRACKLISTING:

  1. Air Raid
  2. Sand
  3. Beaufort
  4. Silent Gold
  5. Alley Cat
  6. Jordan
  7. Gold Dust
  8. Call Ins
  9. Eastern Locust
  10. Fritz the Dog
  11. The Vampyre
  12. The Garden

CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
August 17, 2017 - London, ON – Rum Runners
August 18, 2017 – Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee's
August 19, 2017 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
August 20, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks

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MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM A BLACK MILE TO THE SURFACE

OUT JULY 28, 2017 VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

PRE-ORDER NOW

THE GOLD PREMIERED VIA SIRIUS XM’S ALT NATION AND IS AVAILABLE DIGITALLY

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Toronto, ON – June 9, 2017 – Manchester Orchestra will release their new album, A Black Mile To The Surface, on July 28, 2017 via Loma Vista Recordings. First single, The Gold, premiered yesterday on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation, and its accompanying video an evocative and surreal animated collage by directors Mike Dempsey and Johnny Chew can be seen here. A Black Mile To The Surface is available for pre-order now, with The Gold coming as an instant grat download with purchase: http://found.ee/MO_ABMTTSstore-r.

Always a band to push themselves creatively with each subsequent release, Atlanta-based Manchester Orchestra have expanded their dynamic sound to peak form on the cinematic and epic, A Black Mile To The Surface. The album featuring production by Catherine Marks (Foals, PJ Harvey, The Killers), John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions In The Sky, Angel Olsen), and their longtime studio partner, Dan Hannon showcases a band that rethought, deconstructed, and rebuilt their songwriting process to propel their music into a new emotional arena, drawing on singer/guitarist, Andy Hull, and co-writer/multi-instrumentalist Robert McDowell’s unique experience scoring the 2016 Sundance hit film, Swiss Army Man (directed by The Daniels).

“We’re a band that loves to use heavy, crunchy guitars,” says Hull. “We wondered how we could limit the use of that, so that when the guitars come in they can be creative and impactful. For Swiss Army Man we had to make seventy minutes of music with our hands tied behind our backs. When you’re creating all the sounds you need just from the human voice, it allows you to rethink what is possible, and determine what is really needed. We wanted to make an album in a ‘non-Manchester’ way if there is such a thing.”

Throughout recording A Black Mile to the Surface, Hull and McDowell, along with bandmates, Tim Very (drums) and Andy Prince (bass), opened up their collaborative process and pushed themselves to go against their first instincts at every turn. Lyrically, Hull found a new freedom in mirroring his personal experiences through fictional characters, examining the ultimately universal themes of family, shared history, hope, and valuing the time that we’re given.

A Black Mile to the Surface is a bold record of vision and purpose, inspired by and dwelling in a sensory and imaginative experience. It’s a reinvention of sorts, both musically and personally, and an evolution of the band, while also retaining the sweeping, melodic, and anthemic sounds for which Manchester Orchestra has become known.

Read the full Manchester Orchestra bio here.

Listen to The Gold on Spotify here: http://found.ee/MO_TheGoldSpotify-r

Listen to The Gold on Apple Music here: http://found.ee/MO_TheGoldApple-r

A Black Mile To The Surface Tracklisting:
1.The Maze
2.The Gold
3.The Moth
4.Lead, SD
5.The Alien
6.The Sunshine
7.The Grocery
8.The Wolf
9.The Mistake
10.The Parts
11.The Silence

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DAYSEEKER ​REVEALS NEW ALBUM DETAILS

SPINEFARM DEBUT
DREAMING IS SINKING /// WAKING IS RISING
OUT JULY 14

BAND PREMIERES NEW SONG + VIDEO FOR VULTURES AT
 ALTERNATIVE PRESS

Toronto, ON – June 7, 2017 – Southern California's, DAYSEEKER, have revealed key details about their new album. The band's Spinefarm debut, Dreaming Is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising, will drop on July 14. In advance of the album's release, the band has premiered the video for Vultures at Alternative Press. Watch and listen here.

"This song is not only the start of our album, but it's also written for our dear friend who was a victim of sexual assault," frontman, Rory Rodriguez, told AP. "This is a huge issue that we wanted to write about, not only to bring to light the trauma a person goes through when this happens, but to hopefully offer solace to those same people as well."

Regarding the album, Rodriguez furthered, "This album is our proudest work to date. From beginning to end, you will hear a full concept album following the journey of a man who has fallen into a deep coma and his long journey to escape the mental prison he finds himself in."

The album operates off an intricate concept: A man avenges the unspeakable crimes committed against his wife only to be bludgeoned into a coma. Locked in a vegetative state, changes erupt throughout his world, spanning the dissolution of his marriage and the death of his estranged mother. While his hospital bed doubles as a front row seat to the chaos, questions arise…Is any of this happening? Is it real? What does it mean?

Some of the answers may or may not be encoded within the 12 tracks comprising Dayseeker’s 2017 conceptual third full-length album, Dreaming Is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising. Maintaining an inimitable and infectious intensity, the music represents a marked evolution for the Orange County group.

Dayseeker is: Rory Rodriguez [vocals], Shawn Yates [guitar], Gino Sgambelluri [guitar], Ramone Valerio [bass], and Mike Karle [drums]. 

DREAMING IS SINKING // WAKING IS RISING TRACK LISTING:
Dreaming is Sinking
Vultures
Cold, Dark Winter
Abandon
Sleep in the Sea pt. II
Six Feet Under
Hanging by a Thread
Desolate
Carved from Stone
Come Hell or High Water
Counterpart
Waking Is Rising

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SPINEFARM ADDS THREE NEW BANDS TO ITS ROSTER

Toronto, ON – June 7, 2017 – Spinefarm Records signs three new bands to their roster including Entheos, In Search of Sun and From Beyond.

Entheos, the metal quartet lauded for crafting technically masterful, conceptual music, have signed to Spinefarm. The band features one-time members of highly respected heavy bands, Animals as Leaders, The Faceless, and Scale The Summit, and they have shared the stage with Black Dahlia Murder, Veil of Maya and other metal heavyweights.

Entheos are currently working on their highly anticipated 2nd album, their Spinefarm debut, which is expected this fall. 

"We are excited to announce that we have signed with Spinefarm Records,” the band said. “After meeting and spending a little time with each person who works at the label, we can honestly say that not only are they some of the coolest, most down to earth people we have met in this industry. They truly believe in our vision for this band. We are proud to be a part of such an amazing team and roster of bands."

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London’s alt rockers, In Search Of Sun, have signed a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records!  The band’s forthcoming album, Virgin Funk Mother, is now recorded, mixed and mastered, with Nolly Getgood from Periphery coming on board to handle the mix; this emotive, rousing, finely-crafted 11-tracker – featuring a guest appearance from Monuments guitarist John Browne on the song Bad Girl – will see a worldwide release later this year, preceded by singles, videos and on-the-road activity.

In Search Of Sun made their major festival debut in 2016 when they appeared at the UK’s legendary Download event, getting a great turn-out and response. Touring and gigging with the likes of Twelve Foot Ninja and Nothing More has helped to garner massive praise for both their energetic live performance and their dynamic sound, which refuses to play the genre game and can best be described as a “breath of fresh air.”  

Of the signing, the band said: "We are truly proud to announce that we have signed a deal with Spinefarm Records. It is a pleasure to be a part of such a great roster of bands, and we look forward to beginning this new chapter in our career alongside a team of passionate individuals who truly believe in our vision.”

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Austin’s From Beyond have signed to Candlelight/Spinefarm. With several EPs including a split with ASG in their repertoire, the band is ready to take things to the next level by linking up with the label and releasing their debut album this fall. With a tour history that includes gigs with The Sword, Purson, Truckfighters, and Saint Vitus, From Beyond make new fans and believers the minute they step on any stage. Blending thundering amplifier stacks and massive drums with synthesizers and effects, the band create something hauntingly familiar in unexplored sonic territory. Everything you love about horror and all things strange, dark, and heavy find their way into their music in a something-for-everyone approach that leaves no stone unturned, no matter how heavy. 

The band said, "From Beyond is so excited to announce its signing with Candelight Records. We can't wait for you all to hear what comes next."

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE PREMIERE VIDEO FOR DON’T NEED YOU: LIVE AT BRIXTON ACADEMY

FEATURES FOOTAGE FROM FORTHCOMING DVD BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE – LIVE FROM BRIXTON: CHAPTER TWO

ON TOUR THIS SUMMER WITH CANADIAN STOPS IN TORONTO AND AT MONTEBELLO ROCK FEST

Toronto, ON – June 7, 2017 – Bullet For My Valentine have released an official live video clip for Don’t Need You, evidencing the pure fire (literally and figuratively) of their two consecutive sold-out performances at the world famous Brixton Academy in London, last December.

Following the monstrous success of their December 2016 UK tour – which saw Bullet For My Valentine perform career-spanning setlists all over the UK, in addition to select performances of their classic 2005 debut album, The Poison, from beginning to end – BFMV will release a very special multi-format summation of their two consecutive sold-out performances at the world famous London Brixton Academy.

Titled, Bullet For My Valentine – Live From Brixton: Chapter Two, fans will now be able to experience the intensity of both Night One (December 9, 2016’s, career-spanning performance) and Night Two (December 10, 2016’s The Poison performance) via DVD, Blu-Ray, CD & Vinyl. Pre-orders are now live: https://bulletformyvalentine.pmstores.co. Full release details can be found below.

Lead singer, guitarist, Matt Tuck says, “Live at Brixton Chapter 2 marks the end of a massive 18 month global touring cycle, so to mark the success of Venom and to celebrate our debut album The Poison - we thought we'd capture both nights so that everyone could be a part of it. It was an incredible couple of nights at a venue that means so much to us, so make sure you grab a copy and enjoy the madness.”

Meanwhile, BFMV are the only international act to be nominated for Best Hard Rock Act at this year’s Alternative Press Music Awards, coming up against Korn, Halestorm and In This Moment. Vote for Bullet For My Valentine HERE. The group has started to work on their new studio album, their first for Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records, and will be hitting the road for a run of tour dates in the summer, including stops at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, and at Montebello Rock Fest (full details below).

Bullet For My Valentine – Live From Brixton: Chapter Two:
Night One CD (career-spanning setlist)
Night Two CD (The Poison in its entirety setlist)
DVD (feat. both nights)
Blu-Ray (feat. both nights)
Triple disc Red Vinyl (Night Two only)

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
June 22 - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, Canada
*Tickets here
June 23 – Montebello Rock Fest – Montebello, QC
August 19 – ELB RIOT Festival – Hamburg, Germany
August 21 – Moscow Stadium, Russia
August 23 – St Petersburg Kosmonavt Club, Russia
August 25 – Reload Festival - Sulingen, Germany

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ROYAL THUNDER PERFORMS AS PART OF NPR’S TINY DESK CONCERTS

OPENING FOR GHOST ON SELECT TOUR DATES
THIS SUMMER

NEW ALBUM WICK OUT NOW


“In an industry full of cookie-cutter sentiment, it's refreshing to find a band with the courage to wear their heart on their sleeve as boldly as they do on WICK.”
– Exclaim!

“Big, beautiful, brilliant – that’s enough good reasons to fall in love with this lot.”
– Kerrang!

"Royal Thunder could be the much-needed antidote to the blustery machismo that dominates active-rock radio." – Rolling Stone

"WICK is their least metallic effort to date—and arguably their best. It sounds as though the Atlanta four-piece has finally found their sound, after years of being pushed and prodded towards what other people thought they should be, and the end result is sublime." – Noisey

Toronto, ON – June 7, 2017 –
Royal Thunder's critically praised Spinefarm Records debut, WICK, was released last month (April 7) to critical acclaim worldwide.  Royal Thunder will return to the road this summer supporting Ghost on select dates in the US. 

Earlier this month, the band visited the NPR Studios in Washington, DC to take part in the Tiny Desk Concerts.  Tiny Desk Concerts is a video series of live concerts hosted by NPR Music at the desk of All Songs Considered host, Bob Boilen. Watch HERE as Royal Thunder plays stripped down, intimate versions of three songs from their latest release, WICK.

“WICK is different, a bigger jump as far as our sound goes, but it’s still us, it’s just the sound of Royal Thunder’s evolution,” comments guitarist, Josh Weaver. “Out of all of the albums, WICK was the hardest one to make,” continues frontwoman, Mlny Parsonz. “It was a fight, but to hear it now, to see it finished, is so gratifying. Finally it’s over, it’s amazing to be done with it. I’m looking at it, going you’re done, it’s over, go away.”

It’s 2017 and after making perhaps the toughest album of their career, Royal Thunder are coming out swinging.  The Atlanta based four-piece (Mlny Parsonz – bass/vocals, Josh Weaver – guitar, Evan Diprima – drums, Will Fiore – guitar), once memorably described as playing, “a revved-up Southern hard rock that howls like Led Zeppelin astride a psychedelic unicorn," are, with WICK, reaching their tipping point. Following 2007’s self-titled EP (reissued four years later by Relapse Records), 2012’s CVI and 2015’s critically acclaimed Crooked Doors, Royal Thunder’s fourth release is an accumulation of shared experience, musical and otherwise, making art out of adversity and imbued with a new melodic succinctness that’s borne out of a band who’ve spent the last few years growing up together.

ROYAL THUNDER W/Ghost:
June 8 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
June 10 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
June 14 - Louisville, KY - The Palace Theater
July 13 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room of National Centre
July 14 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Embassy Theater

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MICHAEL MONROE TO RELEASE OFFICIAL CAREER-SPANNING COLLECTION THE BEST ON JUNE 9th VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

29-TRACK, 2-CD RE-MASTERED SET FEATURES KEY COMPOSITIONS FROM MICHAEL’S 30-YEAR SOLO CAREER, PLUS BONUS CUTS & UNRELEASED SONGS

Toronto, ON – June 6, 2017 – In the leather-bound history of heartfelt rock ‘n’ roll, not only will Michael Monroe have at least one chapter all to himself, but his name will be colourfully threaded throughout, such has been his impact, his appeal and his ongoing never-surrender story; a powerful, inspirational tale told in detail on The Best – the first official collection of his (ongoing) solo musical exploits, featuring prime tracks from 1987 right up to 2017 – set for release on June 9th via Spinefarm Records.

“This album is a great representation of my 30-year solo career, including four songs from the Little Steven-produced, Demolition 23, album, which has been unavailable for over 20 years, plus some special rarities and previously unreleased bonus tracks," comments Michael.

Icon, song-writer, multi-instrumentalist, media personality, flamboyant force of nature and one of rock’s most celebrated and uber-kinetic front-men; Michael has been a name and a (much-photographed) face on the scene since 1979 when he played a central role in the formation of Hanoi Rocks – legendary Finnish glam-punk heroes who came within a rolling paper’s width of taking the world by glitter-storm.

Were it not for cruel and fickle fate, Hanoi – who disbanded for the first time in 1985, then finally in 2009 – might have ended up as an arena act; but whatever obstacles were thrust in their path, they were never less than the real deal, and major names like Guns N’ Roses were ready to acknowledge their influence and their worth (G N’ R would go on to issue the European Hanoi catalogue in the US via their Uzi Suicide imprint).

Over his three-decades-plus in the spotlight, Michael has befriended and performed with a whole host of artists and acts, including Guns N’ Roses and Slash, Lemmy, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Little Steven, Ian Hunter. The front-man has shared stages and studios with them all, but since that first break-up of Hanoi in the mid-’80s, he’s essentially been pursuing his own path, and it’s this solo activity that forms the basis of The Best – almost two hours worth of career-spanning music, re-mastered by Svante Forsback and sequenced by the great man himself.

As well as key, high-profile numbers such as Dead, Jail Or Rock ‘N’ Roll (from his second solo album, 1989’s, Not Fakin’ It, the promo clip for which features an onstage cameo from Axl Rose) and ’78 (from 2011’s Sensory Overdrive, voted Album Of The Year by Classic Rock magazine), this two-CD set also showcases some ‘from the vaults’ moments for collectors and completists, with bonus tracks and previously unreleased songs strategically placed to make the journey both scenic and surprising.

“There’s a couple of extra special tracks like It’s A Lie, sung as a duet with Stiv Bators (Dead Boys, Lords Of The New Church) back in 1985,” Michael continues, “and a never-before-released 2nd version of the Steppenwolf cover, Magic Carpet Ride, featuring Slash, left over from the Coneheads soundtrack project that Slash did with me in 1993. And since Slash has the biggest heart of gold in Rock‘n’Roll, he was kind enough to allow me to use it on this album. God bless him!”

Two other previously unreleased songs are Fist Fulla Dynamite and Simpletown –  outakkes from the Blackout Stakes album (2015) – plus there’s the new single, One Foot Outta The Grave – an anthem of pure defiance – to bring things nicely up to date, showing Michael’s continued commitment to a genre (we’re talkin’ rock ‘n’ roll here, straight from the source!) he has both celebrated and driven forward with unbridled passion, energy and emotion, not to mention a natural front-cover flair.

So… 29 great and glorious tracks.  
A heady life in music.
Simply, The Best.

Tracklisting:

DISC 1
1. Dead Jail Or Rock N Roll
2. Man With No Eyes
3. It's A Lie (feat. Stiv Bators)
4. Nights Are So Long
5. Can’t Go Home Again
6. Nothin's Alright
7. Hammersmith Palais
8. You Crucified Me
9. Deadtime Stories
10. Where’s The Fire John?
11. Make It Go Away
12. Life Gets You Dirty
13. Self Destruction Blues
14. Stranded
15. Telephone Bill’s All Mine

DISC 2
1. Trick Of The Wrist
2. ’78
3. All You Need
4. Ballad Of The Lower East Side
5. Eighteen Angels
6. Stained Glass Heart
7. Old King’s Road
8. Goin’ Down With The Ship
9. Keep Your Eye On You
10. One Foot Outta The Grave
11. Fist Fulla Dynamite
12. Simpletown
13. Get On
14. Magic Carpet Ride (feat. Slash)

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FLOGGING MOLLY’S NEW ALBUM LIFE IS GOOD OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – June 5th, 2017 – “With its Irish frontman and its use of instruments like tin whistle alongside loud guitars, L.A.-based Flogging Molly is probably one of the most powerful Celtic punk bands there is, and its sixth studio full length—its first one in six years—proves they can still blaze.” That’s what the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote about the new Flogging Molly album,  LIFE IS GOOD, which is out now via Vanguard Records, and available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, PledgeMusic and FloggingMolly.com.  Limited edition coloured vinyl is available at independent music retailers.  Click here for a list of local record stores.

Produced by Grammy Award-winning Joe Chiccarelli (U2, White Stripes, Beck) and recorded in Ireland, LIFE IS GOOD is a strikingly powerful album filled with rousing songs that are timeless in their sentiment. Over the course of the past several weeks, the band has been previewing select tracks from the album, teaming with Brooklyn Vegan for the premiere of Welcome To Adamstown, Billboard for the debut of The Guns of Jericho, and Consequence of Sound for The Days We’ve Yet To Meet. They also released Reptiles (We Woke Up) (click here to watch the lyric video) and The Hand of John L. Sullivan (lyric video here).

The band played an album release show at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on Friday, June 2nd, and wrapped the North American leg of their international headlining tour at The Fillmore in Detroit on Saturday, June 3rd, which included a Canadian run with shows in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.  Flogging Molly made one final stop at the Bunbury Music Festival on Sunday, June 4th, before headlining overseas. See below for complete tour itinerary.

Watch Dave King’s one-on-one interview on AOL’S Build, and check out Flogging Molly’s PASTE session here.

Founded in Los Angeles, Flogging Molly has long been hailed for their compelling lyrics of exile, rebellion, history and struggle told through exuberant anthems with a fierce blend of raucous punk/rock and traditional Irish music.  LIFE IS GOOD is the band’s first studio album in six years, following 2011’s highly acclaimed Speed of Darkness, which reached #9 on Billboard’s Top 200.

2017 LIFE IS GOOD EUROPEAN TOUR:
June 16th - Stockholm, Sweden - Grona Lund
June 17th - Copenhagen, Denmark - Komos Festival
June 21st - Zagreb, Croatia - In Music Festival
June 23rd - Scheessel, Germany - Hurricane Festival
June 24th - Neuhausen Ob eck, Germany - Southside Festival
June 25th - Strasbourg, France - Artefact Festival
June 27th - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz Manchester
June 28th - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute
June 29th - London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town
July 1st - Wurzburg, Germany - Mission Ready Festival
July 2nd - Athens, Greece - Rockwave Festival
July 4th - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
July 5th - Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
July 8th - Heerlen, Netherlands - Parkcity Live Festival
July 10th - Zurich, Switzerland - Volkshaus
July 11th - Sesto San Giovanni, Italy - Carroponte Spazio Mil
July 12th - Genoa, Italy - Ex-Convento Dell'Annunziata
July 14th - Dresden, Germany - Dresden Open Air w/The Broilers
July 15th - Berlin, Germany - Dresden Open Air w/The Broilers
August 23rd - Hamburg, Germany - Volkspark w/Volbeat
August 26th - Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken w/Volbeat
August 30th - Thun, Switzerland - Stockhorn Arena w/Volbeat
September 1st - Graz, Austria - Messe Graz w/Volbeat
September 3rd - Schweinfurt, Germany - Willy Sachs Stadion w/Volbeat
September 5th - Eindhoven, The Netherlands - Strijp-S w/Volbeat

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SUPER NEWS FOR PJ MASKS FANS! PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO TO HIT THE ROAD IN FIRST-EVER LIVE THEATRICAL TOUR ACROSS CANADA

NEW LIVE-ACTION ADVENTURE BRINGS ENTERTAINMENT ONE’S HIT ANIMATED TV SERIES TO LIFE – ON STAGE – IN OVER 60 NORTH AMERICAN CITIES STARTING SEPTEMBER 2017

Toronto, ON – June 5, 2017 – Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents are proud to announce that PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero, a brand-new, fully-immersive musical production, will take to the stage, touring across North America starting in September 2017, with nation-wide dates in Canada from October through December. Exclusive pre-sales begin Tuesday, June 6, at 10am EDT, with the general public on-sale starting Friday, June 9, at 10am EDT. Tickets for shows in Toronto and Kitchener are now on sale, and are available to puchase here.

The live show is based on eOne’s top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, and the Baddies will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, familiar and original music, acrobatics, and immersive interactivity.

PJ Masks, the hit series, follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.

The PJ Masks live show marks a new partnership between the Entertainment One Music and Entertainment One Family teams, as well as with stage show producer and promoter, Round Room Presents.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with eOne to bring a live version of the series to PJ Masks fans throughout the U.S. and Canada for the first time,” said Stephen Shaw, CEO of Round Room Presents and Lead Producer for the live tour. “PJ Masks is an amazing brand that transfers naturally to the live stage, and we can’t wait to delight audiences with this fun and exciting new show.”

See below for tour dates and locations. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.pjmaskslive.com.

2017 CANADIAN TOUR DATES
Tuesday, October 10 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre – Tickets: http://bit.ly/2rgANVa
Wednesday, October 11 – Kitchener, ON – Centre In The Square – Tickets: http://bit.ly/2rRw8vQ
Thursday, December 7 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Saturday, December 9 – Prince George, AB – CN Centre
Sunday, December 10 – Grand Prairie, AB – Revolution Place
Monday, December 11 – Edmonton, AB - Windspear
Tuesday, December 12 – Calgary, AB – Southern Jubilee
Friday, December 15 – Medicine Hat, AB – Esplanade Theatre
Sunday, December 17 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre                  

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com 

About Round Room Presents

Round Room Presents is a live entertainment firm that specializes in the production and promotion of live arena shows, concert tours, theatrical performances and touring exhibitions. Round Room are currently the Executive Producers for Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones blockbuster exhibit. www.roundroompresents.com

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MEGATIVE SIGNS TO LAST GANG RECORDS

BROOKLYN-BASED COLLECTIVE MEGATIVE SIGNS TO LAST GANG RECORDS

FEATURES TIM FLETCHER OF THE STILLS,
GUS VAN GO, LIKE MINDS, AND SCREECHY DAN

RELEASES NEW SINGLE MORE TIME
WATCH THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO HERE

Toronto, ON – June 2, 2017 –
Brooklyn-based collective, MEGATIVE (Tim Fletcher of The Stills, Gus Van Go, Like Minds, and Screechy Dan) is creating a dark and deep subterranean dub, heavily influenced by the sounds that came out of the UK punk and reggae scene of the late 70’s. Today, they announce their signing to Last Gang Records, and release their debut single, More Time. The track premiered this past Sunday on CBC’s The Strombo Show, and the official music video was premiered yesterday by Exclaim.ca. MEGATIVE will be performing on September 9, with more dates to be announced, while an album for the group is due for release later in 2017 through Last Gang Records.

Part Gorillaz, part The Clash, laced with King Tubby-style dub FX and swirling sirens straight out of Massive Attack’s sound-system, MEGATIVE is the sound of all these jamming together in an underground basement after-party at the end of the world. Tim Fletcher’s (The Stills), vocals channel the haunting, cool detachment of a young Terry Hall (The Specials) and fuse with the moody subs generated by Gus Van Go (Arkells, Whitehorse, Wintersleep) – of cult-Montreal punk ensemble, Me, Mom & Morgentaler – who has gone from frontman in his own right, to become a much-sought-after, decorated producer in the contemporary independent scene. Together, these longtime fellow conspirators have been plotting the birth of MEGATIVE for many years. The pair then got together with NYC production duo, Like Minds, and Brooklyn-via-Jamaica MC, Screechy Dan (Ruff Entry Crew), and started making songs, for themselves. 

MEGATIVE was formed by myself and Gus Van, who's love of The Clash and The Specials, UK punk, reggae, and dub was always a reference point and barometer for us,” says Fletcher about the collective. “With Gus busy with a production career, and me busy with various musical projects (The Stills, Voizes), we spent years discussing how we would one day assemble a group that would bring together all of these influences into a new setting, in a way that would transcend people's ideas about what such music should be like. Sounds that are relevant, themes that are relevant, dark, dystopian, apocalyptic soundscapes and moods are drawn out of these influences.”

The video for More Time was shot on 16mm film by director Sean Cartwright in various NYC locations where the band was playing and hanging out. The song is about denial, greed, fear of death, and the fear of introspection.

MEGATIVE Upcoming Dates:
September 9 – Hamilton, ON @ Supercrawl Fest
** More TBA


Stay tuned for more coming from MEGATIVE this summer!

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About Last Gang:
Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company. http://www.lastgang.com / http://www.entertainmentonegroup.com

Entertainment One Music is home to Dualtone, Death Row, and Light Records releasing some of the most popular music in the world including The Lumineers, The Game and Lalah Hathaway.

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CKY DEBUT REPLACEABLE SINGLE EXCLUSIVELY VIA LOUDWIRE

NEW LP THE PHOENIX DUE OUT JUNE 16, 2017

2017 VANS WARPED TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

CANADIAN TOUR BEGINS JUNE 4 IN QUEBEC CITY

Toronto, ON – June 2, 2017 –  American rock act, CKY (Chad I Ginsburg, Jess Margera and Matt Deis), have debuted another brand new single today titled Replaceable, exclusively via LOUDWIRE. This is the second new song from the band’s forthcoming LP, The Phoenix, which is due out June 16, 2017 via eOne Music. The band released Days Of Self Destruction (Feat. Brent Hinds) last month, which can be streamed here.

"Replaceable is a rockin’ track. Fucking solid," says guitarist / vocalist Chad I Ginsburg. "I would  say it is generally about anyone that gets in your way, holds you back, or slows your potential with their own blatant insecurity, fears or sickness." 

In addition to all pre-orders now being live, both tracks are also available as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive Replaceable and Days Of Self Destruction as an instant download. 

Ginsburg continues, "Individuals that you are ultimately and knowingly covering for as they selfishly sabotage you. And then realizing how much better you can be without any losers or life suckers as obstacles. Rock n roll power.  Onward. Strength from within." 

The Phoenix will be the first release since the band put out Carver City in 2009. The album was engineered and mixed at Rancho De La Luna, the highly-regarded recording studio in Joshua Tree, CA.

The band have tour dates booked all summer highlighted by a return to the 2017 Vans Warped Tour. This is the band's first time returning to the Warped Tour since 2000. CKY just finished a highly successful 13-show run of the UK, most of which were sold out. The band is currently heading to Canada for ten shows from Quebec all the way to Vancouver. See below for a list of tour dates.

Chad I Ginsburg, the band’s guitarist and singer, steps into the frontman role with charisma, charm, and bravado, confidently delivering a diverse performance as he claims a position that was clearly rightfully his to own. 

He’s joined in enduring partnership, and musical and personal chemistry, by fellow CKY cofounder, Jess Margera, the drummer whose extracurricular work in projects like The Company Band (with guys from Clutch and Fireball Ministry) expanded CKY’s horizons as much as Ginsburg’s solo work has as well. The duo returned to their primary project refreshed and reenergized, with bassist Matt Deis (ex-All That Remains), who first joined CKY in 2005. 

Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Deftones have all personally invited CKY on tour, cementing a legacy as a hard-charging live act. CKY built a worldwide fanbase of dedicated acolytes, friends, and supporters, lovingly dubbed the CKY Alliance, with a broader group of musicians, athletes, and other creative types in the CKY family, both literally and figuratively. 

“We’re grown adults now with an eagle-eye perspective on who we are, what we do, and how to do it right,” Ginsburg declares, with matter-of-fact certainty. “None of us are out there in the clouds. We’re pretty well-grounded people that have an honest perspective on where we’re at.” 

CKY is: Chad I Ginsburg - Jess Margera - Matt Deis

TOUR DATES
June 4 Quebec City, QC L'Anti
June 5 Ottawa, ON Babylon
June 6 Toronto, ON Virgin Mobile Mod Club
June 8 Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canadian Night Club
June 9 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks
June 10 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
June 11 Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Event Centre
June 12 Edmonton, AB The Needle
June 13 Calgary, AB Dickens Pub
June 14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

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JOHNSON CROOK SET TO RELEASE DEBUT FULL-LENGTH RECORD ​THE ALBUM ON AUGUST 4th

SHARE NEW TRACK HARDWIRED

Toronto, ON – June 2, 2017 – Fresh on heels of their harmony-rich roots-rock self-titled EP, Johnson Crook is thrilled to announce the release of their debut full-length record, aptly titled, The Album. Set for release on August 4th via Coalition Music, the album encapsulates a whirlwind initial two years of live gigs and recording sessions that began almost immediately after the members’ first encounter. Have a listen to the new track, Hardwired, and get a download of the track when you sign up for the band’s mailing list.

The group is also gearing up to release a video for their bluesy rock-and-roll track, Canada To Heartbreak, just in time for Canada’s 150th. To celebrate the release, fans can send the band their Canadian travel photos for a chance to win special prizes, while a grand prize winner will be selected, by fan vote, from the band’s top three picks. Submission details can be found here – the deadline is June 5th.

From the moment the members of Johnson Crook played together, they knew they not only had harmony in their voices, but a deep personal connection that made the idea of forming a group a foregone conclusion. What the quartet shares is a love of pure, honest music stemming from their small-town backgrounds. Drawing inspiration from groups like the Eagles and the Avett Brothers, each member of Johnson Crook contributes equally, injecting their unique personalities into the overall sound.

The band comments: "This album is a collection of 12 songs (whittled down from 25), written over the past 3 years – with themes ranging from love, heartache, longing and self-discovery. It was primarily recorded ‘live off the floor’ as it was important to us that the recording reflected the energy and passion of our live show. We are really proud of the results and have to give big thanks to our producer Bill Bell. He was a true mentor and musical partner who helped us bring our vision to life.”

The album was produced by Bill Bell (Justin Nozuka, Tom Cochrane) and recorded at Metalworks Studios. Bell also introduced the band to his good friend and bandmate, Tom Cochrane. After a late-night jam session, Tom took a particular liking to one of Johnson Crook's songs, Mr. Nobody, and agreed to be a guest vocalist on the track for the band’s record.

It’s almost impossible not to feel a connection to Johnson Crook’s music after first hearing it. Audiences across Canada can attest to that as well, something the band acknowledges has been crucial to their development. Expect to see the band in your town at some point in the wake of the album release. Every stop brings with it a story that could become a new song, and as a group founded on the principles of equality, Johnson Crook’s creative potential is limitless.

Johnson Crook is Noel Johnson (rhythm guitars/vocals), brothers Nathan (lead guitar/mandolin/vocals) and Trevor Crook (drums/vocals) and Jared Craig (bass/vocals).

TRACKLISTING:
1. Minnedosa
2. Mining For Freedom
3. Call Me Home
4. Mr. Nobody (feat. Tom Cochrane)
5. Feel Some Love
6. Old Crow
7. Down The River
8. Hardwired
9. Old School Rock & Roll
10. Shadows
11. Canada To Heartbreak
12. Desert Rose

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
June 17 – Burlington, ON – Sound of Music Festival
July 1 – Dauphin, MB – Dauphin Countryfest
July 6 – Cavendish, PE – Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 14 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser County Fair
August 4 – Minnedosa, MB – Rockin’ The Fields of Minnedosa
August 6 – Springwater, ON – Kempenfest
August 16 – Nestor Falls, ON – Moose & Fiddle Music Festival

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PROPHETS OF RAGE TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM SEPTEMBER 15

PREPARE TO UNFUCK THE WORLD

REVOLUTIONARY MUSICIANS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND SHARE LEAD TRACK TODAY

PROPHETS OF RAGE: TOM MORELLO, TIM COMMERFORD, BRAD WILK, CHUCK D, B-REAL and DJ LORD SET TO RELEASE THEIR EXPLOSIVE, SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM SEPTEMBER 15TH

POLITICALLY CHARGED LEAD TRACK UNFUCK THE WORLD PREMIERES TODAY

BLISTERING MICHAEL MOORE DIRECTED VIDEO UNVEILED TODAY VIA VEVO

COMMANDING 12-SONG SET PRODUCED BY BRENDAN O’BRIEN ALSO FEATURES ALBUM ART BY SHEPARD FAIREY

Toronto, ON – June 1, 2017 – Prophets Of Rage: Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord will release their self-titled, debut album September 15th, 2017 on Fantasy Records.  The album’s bold cover art was designed by iconic street artist, Shepard Fairey.

Today, the groundbreaking musicians shared the LP’s politically charged lead track Unfuck The World, with a blistering Michael Moore directed video via VEVO. “I am thrilled to once again be working with my old friends and comrades in the struggle for a just world,” said Moore. “Prophets Of Rage is the right band, saying the right shit, at this very critical moment. This music video is our collective battle cry against those who seek to harm the innocent and the powerless. I am proud to have directed this video and I ask all who see it do their part to unfuck this world. ALL HANDS ON DECK!” Watch the video here.

Prophets Of Rage came together during 2016’s tumultuous election to combat the coming storm, wherever it may lead. Fresh off the road and riled up following last summer’s highly successful MAKE AMERICA RAGE AGAIN tour, the group knew it could evolve from protest performance art with a tactical mission, to a stand-alone entity with creative ideas all its own. Holed up with longtime Rage collaborator, producer Brendan O’Brien, the band fused the diverse styles, sonic firepower and hard-hitting social consciousness of their previous work, into an inventive and compelling new musical statement, completing the album’s twelve tracks in just over a month of recording. Prophets Of Rage quickly became as much a shared experience between its members as it was a call-to-action for the world at large.

The sessions created a new space for growth and progression, whether with the incorporation of DJ Lord’s turntablist elements or B-Real tackling broader subjects, such as homelessness on the song Living On The 110. “When we first got together, we were playing songs from our catalogue, but we were also playing new grooves, with everyone improvising. And that felt really good,” Wilk remembers. “Soon there was a language that all of us speak.” “We went on tour and got good as a band,” Commerford added. “We’re making music in the way that bands made music back in the day.

At its core, Prophets Of Rage functions not only on a love of music, but a deep belief in its power as a tool, and a weapon. “There were rhythms before there were words,” Morello observes. “Music has both the ability to reflect and transform the times. There’s a long history of that, from slave spirituals, to ‘We Shall Overcome,’ to the Sex Pistols.” Woven into the bands DNA are influences as varied as The Clash, KRS-One, and Johnny Cash, as well as the undeniable ideals and aesthetics of its predecessors: Public Enemy’s frenzied, racing textures, Rage’s jaw-melting riffs, Cypress Hill’s manically playful party energy. “The music is the passport to the world,” Chuck D says, describing the unique bond the group shares. “It’s not always a given to have members who want to go where few have gone.”

As the band states clearly at the end of the thought provoking and compelling new video, “The world’s not going to change itself, that’s up to you.”

Prophets Of Rage will take their message of activism and grass-roots change across the world this year with dates internationally and in the U.S.  More dates will be announced soon.

PROPHETS OF RAGE – ON TOUR:

June 3  Rock Im Park Festival - Nuremburg, Germany 
June 4  Rock Am Ring Festival - Vulkaneifel, Germany 
June 5  Pinkpop Festival - Landgraaf, Holland 
June 7  Zitadelle - Berlin, Germany 
June 9  Download Festival - Donington Park, United Kingdom
June 11 Download Festival - Paris, France 
June 13 O2 Academy Brixton - London, United Kingdom
June 15 Festi’neuch Festival - Neuchatel, Switzerland
June 16 Nova Rock Festival - Nickelsdorf, Austria 
June 18 Hellfest Festival - Clisson, France 
June 20 Rockhal - Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg
June 22 Copenhell - Copenhagen, Denmark 
June 24 Download Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark 
June 25 Firenze Rocks - Florence, Italy 
June 26 Zagreb Rockfest-SRC Salata - Zagreb, Croatia 
June 29 Rock Werchter Festival - Werchter, Belgium 
June 30 Open’er Festival - Gdynia, Poland 
July 1  Bravalla Festival - Norrkoping, Sweden 
Sept 15-17 Riot Fest - Douglas Park, Chicago, IL 
Oct. 1 Louder Than Life – Louisville, KY

Pre-Order Prophets Of Rage:
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Listen to Unfuck The World on Spotify and Apple Music.
Watch Unfuck The World on VEVO.

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www.prophetsofrage.com
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NATALIE MACMASTER AND DONNELL LEAHY BRING BRAND NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL TO ONTARIO

GREENBRIDGE CELTIC FOLK FEST
TO TAKE PLACE ON AUGUST 25 & 26

ALL AGES FESTIVAL IN KEENE, ON
CELEBRATES CANADA 150


NATALIE MACMASTER, DONNELL LEAHY, RHONDA VINCENT, DERVISH, THE DOUBLE CUTS, NEXT GENERATION LEAHY, EVANS & DOHERTY, NATALIE MACMASTER’S CAPE BRETON JAM BAND, DAVID RANKIN AND THE GAELIC COLLEGE

WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Toronto, ON – May 29, 2017 – In celebration of Canada 150, a new music festival will be coming to Ontario! The Greenbridge Celtic Folk Fest will bring Cape Breton and Irish roots into the spotlight on August 25th and 26th. Organized by Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, the festival aims to be an authentic event, blending cultural experiences from Cape Breton and Ireland, as well as showcasing local fares and attractions to guests of all ages. The festival is part of the Canada 150 Passport program, and tickets can be purchased here.

After years of performing at festivals around the world, Leahy and MacMaster want to bring an event to Canada that will truly celebrate their musical culture, specifically from their Cape Breton and Irish backgrounds.

“Roots music feeds the soul,” comments MacMaster. “For me, coming from Cape Breton and seeing how plentiful it is there, I want that for this area and feel compelled to bring it to the people here. What an awesome weekend of talent and culture we will have, hand-picked by Donnell and myself from our many musical friends!”

The Greenbridge Celtic Folk Fest will be a fun-filled, immersive event, where attendees can use the festival as the cornerstone of their summer vacation. With numerous camp-grounds available nearby, festivalgoers will have the opportunity to turn the weekend into a family getaway. Local campground information can be found here. In addition to the musical performances, the festival will include an educational aspect, with workshops geared towards teaching children, and adults alike, about fiddling, cultural practices, and other exciting lessons that will be run by MacMaster, Donnell, and other performing acts from Cape Breton, Ireland, and across Canada.

The festival will feature performances by Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, Rhonda Vincent, Dervish, The Double Cuts, Next Generation Leahy, Evans & Doherty, Natalie MacMaster’s Cape Breton Jam Band, and David Rankin And The Gaelic College, with more to be announced soon.

Stay tuned for more announcements about the festival and get ready to celebrate Canada’s Celtic roots this summer!

Greenbridge Celtic Folk Festival
2097 Heritage Line, Keene, ON
Friday, August 25 – Doors @ 2pm / Performances @ 5pm
Saturday, August 26 – Doors @ 10am / Performances @ 1pm
All Ages
Tickets: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1486601
Two-day Adult passes: $100
Two-day Teen passes (13-18 yrs.): $50
Limited single-day tickets to be available in the coming weeks:
Friday Adult: $60
Friday Teen: $30
Saturday Adult: $75
Saturday Teen: $37.50
Children 12 and under: free

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GEORGE THOROGOOD TO RELEASE FIRST-EVER SOLO ALBUM TITLED PARTY OF ONE VIA ROUNDER RECORDS ON AUGUST 4

NEW COLLECTION FEATURES 15 SOLO RECORDINGS OF GEORGE’S RAW AND STRIPPED DOWN PERFORMANCES OF TRADITIONAL BLUES, CLASSICS AND MODERN BLUES SONGS; BONUS RECORDING OF DYNAFLOW BLUES AVAILABLE ON CD ONLY

PARTY OF ONE FEATURES JOHN LEE HOOKER’S ONE BOURBON, ONE SCOTCH, ONE BEER; HANK WILLIAMS’ PICTURES FROM LIFE’S OTHER SIDE; THE ROLLING STONES’ NO EXPECTATIONS, AND MORE

UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATE IN ONTARIO AT CASINO RAMA

Toronto, ON – May 26, 2017 – Rounder Records announces the first-ever solo album release from legendary guitarist/vocalist, George Thorogood, titled Party Of One, which will be available worldwide on August 4, both digitally and at retail stores. The album will feature 15 cuts of traditional blues, classics and modern blues songs, from John Lee Hooker’s One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer to Hank Williams’ Pictures From Life’s Other Side and The Rolling Stones’ No Expectations. The CD version of the album will also include a Robert Johnson bonus track, Dynaflow Blues. Check out album preview HERE.

Party Of One was produced by Grammy-winner, Jim Gaines (John Lee Hooker, Luther Allison and Stevie Ray Vaughan), who reunites with Thorogood on the debut solo project, having produced several of Thorogood’s biggest albums to date (Ride ‘Til I Die, The Hard Stuff, The Dirty Dozen). The album’s primarily acoustic instrumentation – including slide, Dobro, and harmonica – is performed entirely by Thorogood, raw and stripped down, with an intimate one-on-one feel.

Says Thorogood: “I think this is a project that’s long overdue. Maybe it should have been the very first album I ever made. After playing with the band for all these years, I had to kind of reverse my hands and my head in order to do this thing justice.” Thorogood continues, “But I think Destroyers fans – and hardcore blues fans, too – are ready for the unexpected. My whole career, I’ve always said, ‘Just give them what you are, and they’re either going to dig it or not.’ This record is what I was, what I am, and what I always will be.”

Party Of One is Thorogood’s return to Rounder Records, the roots label with which he first signed in 1976 to record the three hit albums that launched his recording career, beginning with his debut, George Thorogood And The Destroyers. Says Rounder co-founder, Ken Irwin: “George’s coming back is a nice completing of the circle. This record shows his talent as a storyteller in a very different setting, with all the emotion in his guitar and vocals. It’s a really intimate record, but it’s unmistakably a George Thorogood record, too.” 

Co-founder Marian Levy adds, “You’d think it would be almost impossible to recapture, but there’s immediacy to this record that harks back to the radicalism of the early Destroyers. In many ways, I think this record is a summation of George’s career.”

Rounder Music Group Vice President of A&R, Scott Billington, also the album’s executive producer, says: “This wasn’t an easy record for George to make. He had to viscerally reconnect with a time in his life when he was discovering who he was. But as you listen to these songs, you realize that he is, and always has been, an authentic blues player. This album is George Thorogood claiming his legacy.”

Over the course of the last four decades, George Thorogood, with his longtime legendary band, The Destroyers, has sold more than 15 million albums, released 16 studio albums – including six gold and two platinum discs – and performed more than 8,000 live shows. George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ catalog of hits include: Who Do You Love?, I Drink Alone, One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, Move It On Over, Get A Haircut, and the anthemic, Bad To The Bone.

On the album, Thorogood delivers the full spectrum of modern blues masters. The set list for Party Of One includes:

I’m A Steady Rollin’ Man (Robert Johnson)
Soft Spot (Gary Nicholson and Allen Shamblin)
Tallahassee Women (John Hammond Jr.)
Wang Dang Doodle (Willie Dixon)
Boogie Chillen (John Lee Hooker)
No Expectations (The Rolling Stones)
Bad News (Johnny Cash)
Down The Highway (Bob Dylan)
Got To Move (Elmore James)
Born With The Blues (Brownie McGhee)
The Sky Is Crying (Elmore James)
The Hookers (If You Miss ‘Im…I got ‘Im) (John Lee Hooker) 
Pictures From Life’s Other Side (Hank Williams)
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (John Lee Hooker)*
Dynaflow Blues (Robert Johnson); bonus track available on CD version only
*Recorded in 1999 on Rockline and dedicated to the memory of host Bob Coburn.

UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
June 1 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama

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POLARIS AND LIXAR PARTNER FOR LONG LIST AND LIVE PODCAST EVENT IN OTTAWA

Toronto, ON – Friday, May 26, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, have partnered with Lixar to present the Long List and the first-ever live Polaris Podcast episode.

Taking place on June 13 at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa at 7pm, this special edition of the Polaris Podcast will feature a roundtable selection of Polaris jurors as well as special guests. They’ll be tasked with discussing the freshly unveiled 40 album 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List, which is being revealed earlier that day at the National Arts Centre.

Participating jurors and artists will be announced closer to the event. The event is free and open to the public.

"Music is more than just the backdrop to our day to day,” said Bill Syrros, Lixar CEO. "It's what inspires us to create, innovate, and connect. We're thrilled to partner with the Polaris Music Prize, who honour the artists that speak to Canadians and the world at large."

“In Lixar, we are very excited to have a partner that believes in the integrity of the Polaris process, and are true fans of the records that emerge from that process. They are strong believers in music and community, and their support of the Long List and this event are evidence of that support,” said Steve Jordan, Polaris Founder and Executive Director.

The Polaris Music Prize will announce its 10 album 2017 Short List on July 13. The winner of the 2017 Polaris Music Prize will be determined at the Polaris Gala taking place September 18 at The Carlu in Toronto. CBC Music will stream the gala live.

About Lixar IT
Lixar drives mobile connected ecosystems and data-rich tech innovation; developing mobile platforms and solutions for enterprise-level clients in air, automotive and telecommunications. Lixar creates next-gen mobile, data science, IoT, and cloud technology and is proud to work with partners such as NASCAR, Microsoft and Allegiant Air to name a few. www.lixar.com @LixarIT

About the Polaris Music Prize
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. polarismusicprize.ca

About CBC Music.ca
CBC Music is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 60 web radio stations, available on your smartphone or tablet, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. CBCMusic.ca

About Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international media company that creates and distributes content worldwide across streaming video, linear television, digital, magazines and live events. Global brands include Love Nature, an international linear and SVOD offering with the world’s largest library of 4K wildlife and nature content; and Makeful and Arcade Cloud by Omnia Media, a leading digital video network focused on gaming and maker lifestyles. The company’s broadcasting business offers a robust portfolio of Canadian and New Zealand-based media brands. Content distribution, lead by Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,200+ hours of premium, unscripted content worldwide, which includes the largest 4K natural history library on the market. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto (Canada), with offices located in Los Angeles (US), London (UK) and Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Lixar IT: 
Shelley Fraser
613-720-9498
sfraser@lixar.com

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LE POLARIS ET LIXAR S’UNISSENT POUR LE DÉVOILEMENT DE LA LONGUE LISTE ET PRÉSENTE UN PODCAST EN DIRECT D’OTTAWA

Toronto, ON – Vendredi 26 mai 2017

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music et produit par Blue Ant Media, s’est joint à Lixar pour présenter le tout premier épisode du podcast Polaris en direct. L’événement aura lieu le 13 juin au Centre national des Arts (CNA) à Ottawa à 19h. Cette édition spéciale du podcast Polaris présentera une table ronde avec quelques membres du jury ainsi que des invités spéciaux. Ils auront la tâche de discuter de la longue liste des 40 albums du Prix de musique Polaris 2017, fraîchement dévoilée plus tôt dans la journée au Centre national des Arts.

« Chez Lixar, la musique est plus qu’une toile de fond; c'est ce qui nous inspire à créer, innover et connecter entre nous. Nous sommes ravis de nous associer au Prix de musique Polaris qui honore les artistes qui inspirent non seulement les Canadiens, mais le monde entier », a déclaré Bill Syrros, PDG de Lixar.

« Nous sommes heureux d’avoir trouvé en Lixar un partenaire qui croit en l’intégrité du processus de sélection du Polaris, et qui est véritablement enthousiaste à l’égard des albums qui émergent dudit processus. Ils croient vraiment au médium qu’est la musique et à la communauté qui l’entoure, et leur soutien envers la longue liste et cet événement en est la preuve, » nous dit Steve Jordan, fondateur et directeur exécutif du Prix de musique Polaris.

Le Prix de musique Polaris dévoilera les 10 albums de la courte liste 2017 le 13 juillet. Le gagnant du Prix de musique Polaris 2017 sera déterminé lors du gala Polaris qui aura lieu le 18 septembre au Carlu à Toronto. CBC Music diffuseront le gala en direct sur le web.

À propos de Lixar IT
Lixar gère des écosystèmes connectés via mobile et des technologies novatrices riches en données. Lixar développe des plateformes mobiles et des solutions pour des entreprises oeuvrant dans les domaines du transport aérien et automobile, et des télécommunications, et offre à ses partenaires une pertinence en temps réel grâce à la connectivité. Lixar crée la technologie du futur pour le mobile, la science des données, l'IoT et l’infonuagique, en plus d’être un fier partenaire technologique de NASCAR, Microsoft et Allegiant Airlines, pour n'en nommer que quelques-uns. lixar.com @LixarIT

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et récompense annuellement les artistes ayant créé des albums de musique canadiens de renom. Un groupe sélectionné de critiques musicaux jugent et décernent le Prix sans considération pour le genre musical ou la popularité commerciale. polarismusicprize.ca

À propos de CBCMusic.ca
CBC Music est le service gratuit de musique en ligne du Canada qui connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique canadienne et internationale. Simple et facile à naviguer, CBC Music offre aux amateurs de musique l’accès à 60 stations de radio en ligne disponible sur tablette et téléphone intelligent. De plus, il offre des contenus créés par les programmateurs et personnalités les plus renseignés des quatre coins du pays. CBCMusic.ca

À propos de Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media est une société privée internationale du secteur des médias qui crée et distribue du contenu dans le monde entier à travers la vidéo en continu, la télévision linéaire, le numérique, les magazines et les événements en direct. Les marques de notoriété mondiale incluent Love Nature, une offre linéaire internationale et VàDA avec la plus grande bibliothèque au monde documentant en 4K la faune et la nature; Makeful et Arcade Cloud d'Omnia Media, un important réseau de vidéo numérique axé sur les modes de vie de gamer et de fabricants/artisans. L'entreprise de diffusion de la société offre un solide portefeuille de marques médiatiques canadiennes et néo-zélandaises. La distribution de contenu, dirigée par Blue Ant International, propose un catalogue de plus de 2200 heures de contenu non scénarisé de qualité dans le monde entier, incluant la plus grande bibliothèque d'histoire naturelle en 4K disponible sur le marché. Blue Ant Media est basée à Toronto (Canada), avec des bureaux à Los Angeles (US), Londres (UK) et Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

Contacts médias:

Prix Polaris - Québec
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Prix Polaris - Canada
Amanda McCauley
Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Lixar IT:
Shelley Fraser
613-720-9498
sfraser@lixar.com

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AMAARA TO RELEASE DEBUT EP BLACK MOON ON JUNE 22

WATCH THE STUNNING VIDEO FOR THE TITLE TRACK AND HAVE A LISTEN TO DREAMCATCHER FOR A TASTE OF THE NEW MUSIC

Toronto, ON – May 23, 2017 – AMAARA is the Ethereal Pop music and multi-media project of Kaelen Ohm. A musician, actor and award winning filmmaker, Ohm began AMAARA as a basement project in between tours as a guitarist and singer for Canadian band, Reuben and The Dark. Today, AMAARA shares the news of her forthcoming debut EP, Black Moon, set for release on June 22nd. For a taste of what is to come, have a look at the stunning video for the title track, and listen to new song, Dreamcatcher.

The six-track EP features guest appearances by Charles Spearin of Broken Social Scene, L.A. Guitarist/Producer Joel Shearer, and Grammy-winning Producer/Engineer Shawn Everett. Recorded at OCL Studios in Calgary and at The Banff Centre, as well as pieces in Ohm’s basement in Calgary and Shearer’s home in Topanga Canyon, L.A., Ohm calls the album a practice in creative self-trust. 

It was time for me to birth something musically that came from deep within my heart without too much outside influence or without doing something too specific. I learned a lot making this EP though in some ways I feel I’ve already personally outgrown it and am ready to do something new and different.

The title track and My Ocean were performed solely by Ohm aside from guest cello appearance by Clea Anaïs of Raleigh on My Ocean. With explosive orchestral drums, soaring synths and haunting vocals, the songs on Black Moon explore themes of womanhood, water, connection to the cosmos and the journey through the dark side of the mind. 

Black Moon EP Tracklisting:

  1. All the Stars Have Fallen Now
  2. Black Moon
  3. Dreamcatcher
  4. My Ocean
  5. Blue 
  6. Woman

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This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodi useurs privés du Canada.

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POKEY LAFARGE'S MANIC REVELATIONS OUT TODAY ON ROUNDER RECORDS

EXTENSIVE SUMMER TOUR CONFIRMED

Toronto, ON – May 19, 2017 – Pokey LaFarge’s new album, Manic Revelations, is out today on Rounder Records (iTunes and Amazon).

In celebration of the release, LaFarge and his longtime band will embark on an extensive summer tour with special guests Lillie Mae and Kelsey Waldon. Performances include a special album release show at St. Louis’ The Pageant this Saturday, May 20 as well as stops at Chicago’s Metro, Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern, Nashville’s Mercy Lounge, New York’s Bowery Ballroom and Rough Trade and Philadelphia’s World Café Live. See below for complete details.

Recorded in LaFarge’s hometown of St. Louis, Manic Revelations features 10 new original songs and was produced by the Southside Collective—LaFarge, Joey Glynn (bass), Ryan Koenig (harmonica, guitjo, electric guitar), Adam Hoskins (electric guitar), Matt Meyer (drums, percussion), Luc Klein (trumpet, euphonium, piano, glockenspiel), Alec Spiegelman (saxophone, piano, tubax, organ, clarinet, flute), David Beeman (tambourine, stylophone, guitar, organ)—along with additional production by Tony Hoffer.

“The manic revelation is the state where artists create,” says LaFarge. “I got to the point in writing these songs where I felt like a house on fire that just kept burning.” He continues, “This album is about confronting yourself. It’s about confronting your city, its relation with the world, and all its people”.

Since his debut in 2006, LaFarge has released seven studio albums, including his most recent, 2015’s Something In The Water. Of the album, American Songwriter proclaimed, immensely enjoyable…the sheer joy of these performances is contagious,” while The Guardian described it as, …a spirited attempt to keep American roots musiccountry blues, early jazz, ragtime and western swingalive.” Additionally, surrounding the album’s release, LaFarge was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air. Listen to the full interview with Terry Gross here.

Praise for Manic Revelations:

Here’s one retro-rocker who lives in the present. Pokey LaFarge sings like an old rockabilly shouter, and his backup on this song includes old-fashioned soul horns. But listen to the lyrics, which are about a race riot after a police shooting, trying to understand what happened and is happening. It’s like an explanation of now, delivered in an ancient language.”The New York Times

“The gleeful insouciance of LaFarge’s music is darn near impossible to resist.”
Los Angeles Times

“Modern troubadour Pokey LaFarge has an old-time band, out-of-time sounds and themes both ageless and current on Manic Revelations.”Associated Press

Unfaltering rhythm, optimistic gospel-pop melody and bright pops of brass contrast with his pointed observations about race relations and police violence in America.”—Rolling Stone

“…he presents this pensive but powerful weapon of a song in the form of a lively music video…Watch the video, then continue soaking up the words of LaFarge, who turned this flashpoint in American history into an earnest message of social consciousness that should make more than a few audiences stand up and cheer.”HuffPost

“For Manic Revelations, he’s taking his sound in slightly more modern directions. The recording is more polished, and the songs are fleshed out by a bold horn section that sooner recalls soul music (or the E Street Band) than old timey folk.”Brooklyn Vegan

Each chord, each riff shades the stories he sets up in his lyrics, always in search of the purest truth within the 10 forlorn, haunting melodies on Manic Revelations. A musician, a storyteller, a narrator of the messy, unkempt American experience… Pokey LaFarge sits, he watches, he writes. Everything that’s worth happening happens in his songs.”KCMP’s The Current

“The band’s performances sound so infectious in fact, one gets the sense that Pokey has the poise and personality to give someone like Bruno Mars a good run for his money.”
Paste Magazine

“an album of careful reinvention and gradual evolution”
American Songwriter

“The track is just the sort of refreshing breeze we could all use in these harsh days, blowing in on shambling guitars and sighing horns.”Consequence of Sound

“Manic Revelations is LaFarge’s finest album to date, moving the songwriter’s sound into a new, surprising, R&B territory.”
Riverfront Times

TOUR DATES:
May 20—St. Louis, MO—The Pageant
June 14—Des Moines, IA—Simon Estes Amphitheater#
June 15—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue*
June 16—Chicago, IL—Metro*
June 17—Detroit, MI—Magic Stick*
June 18—Grand Rapids, MI—Pyramid Scheme*
June 21—Indianapolis, IN—The Vogue*
June 22—Nashville, TN—Mercy Lounge*
June 23—Hamilton, OH—Whimmydiddle 2017 @ RiversEdge Amphitheater
June 24—Owensboro, KY—ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival 
June 25—Asheville, NC—The Grey Eagle*
June 28—Louisville, KY—WFPK Waterfront Wednesday†
June 30—Cleveland, OH—Beachland Ballroom
July 1—Pittsburgh, PA—The Rex Theatre
July 2—Toronto, ON—Horseshoe Tavern
July 6—Ottawa, ON—RBC Ottawa Bluesfest

July 7—Burlington, VT—Higher Ground‡
July 8—Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair‡ 
July 12—New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom
July 13—Brooklyn, NY— Rough Trade NYC‡
July 14—Philadelphia, PA—World Cafe Live Downstairs‡
July 15—Greenfield, MA—Green River Festival
July 16— Mt. Solon, VA—Red Wing Roots Festival @ Natural Chimneys Park
August 4—Wichita, KS—Wichita Vortex Music Festival§
September 23—Muncie, IN—Muncie Three Trails Music Series
September 23-24—Franklin, TN—Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
September 29-October 1—Columbia, MO—Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
*with special guest Lillie Mae
†appearing with Robyn Hitchcock, Carly Johnson
‡with special guest Kelsey Waldon
§appearing with Dwight Yoakam 

www.pokeylafarge.net

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ONLY YOURS RELEASE NEW SONG WAITING

TRACK PREMIERES WITH THE STROMBO SHOW
AND EXCLAIM.CA

BAND TO PERFORM IN TORONTO ON JUNE 14th
WITH THE REVIVALISTS

“…an unabashedly '80s-esque synth-pop jam with a chorus that's begging for listeners to get up and dance.” – Exclaim.ca

Toronto, ON – May 15, 2017 – Only Yours is excited to share their next new track with listeners – Waiting. The song had its broadcast premiere last Sunday exclusively with The Strombo Show, and saw its online premiere that week on Exclaim.ca. The track was also featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, New Music Now, Indie All Stars, and on the band’s own curated Summer Playlist. Waiting is available everywhere including on Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play. The group will return to the Toronto stage on June 14th – after sold out headline shows at Silver Dollar, The Baby G, and The Drake – where they will perform at The Opera House with The Revivalists.

Waiting follows up the band’s lead single, Living For The Moment, which Indie Current dubbed “indie-pop perfection” and the band's debut single, Different, which hit over 100K Spotify streams in its first 2 weeks and was included on various playlists such as Trending Now, Hipster Radio, Indie All Stars Discover Weekly, Release Radar, Indie Radar, and more.

The Toronto-based indie-pop outfit, led by songwriter, Lowell Sostomi, was originally conceived as an avenue for Sostomi and Kyle Watt to explore their interest in more experimental electronic music following the dissolution of an earlier project, but over time was reshaped as Sostomi’s songwriting instinct came to the fore. As the band evolved, Sostomi and Watt recruited bassist, Devon Henderson, and drummer, Shaun Hogan, to forge a sound at once anthemic and introspective – informed by an attention to textural detail born from their early experimentations, but rooted in Sostomi's traditional songwriting sensibilities without being too tightly tethered to the past. The group effortlessly combines anthemic, melodic choruses with clean, crisp studio tones, late 70s production values and hard-hitting rhythm sections. Their self-titled EP was released on October 14, 2016 (via Pirates Blend). 

Only Yours @ The Opera House
Wednesday, June 14
Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1458094
GA $24.50 + S/C
19+

“At the pinnacle of the 80s pop music Renaissance, Only Yours have taken a page out of the books of the greats like as Tears for Tears and Gary Jules. ‘Different’, aptly put, is a refreshing take on the synth-lead pop genre.”Indie88

“’Edge of my Dreams’ offers us a deeper dive into the sound of this relatively new band: vintage synths and flowing keys — textures that enrich lead singer Lowell Sostomi's voice, making the track come together really well.”CBC

"’Different’ is all hooks, a bold chorus, and a glistening verse that arrives with a bittersweet flair...it's an oft replicated mixture, but one rarely completed with such applomb, as with this rising Canadian quartet.”Clash

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About Pirates Blend:
Pirates Blend is a Toronto-based record label, management and artist services company supporting a diverse line up of Canadian and International acts including: Saul Williams, A Tribe Called Red, Young Empires, Michael Rault, Zaki Ibrahim and Greys, amongst others. Visit www.piratesblend.com.

About DAIS:
DAIS is an artist driven multi-disciplinary creative studio located in the heart of Toronto. We develop, steward and propel talent. Our partnership with BellMedia gives us unequalled access to the largest television, radio, mobile and digital platforms in Canada. Multiple international partnerships bring our stories to the world. www.dais.ca

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SEETHER'S POISON THE PARISH OUT TODAY

BAND CURRENTLY TOURING IN SUPPORT OF THE NEW ALBUM

Toronto, ON – May 12, 2017 – SEETHER (Shaun Morgan, vocals/guitar; Dale Stewart, bass/vocals; John Humphrey, drums) have released their new album, Poison the Parish, today through Morgan's newly launched Canine Riot Records via Concord.

Poison the Parish was recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, and is the first album produced entirely by Morgan.  The band’s seventh full length LP, Poison the Parish displays a newfound ferocity and resolve resulting in one of the heaviest and most emotionally pure efforts of Seether's illustrious career.

Lead single, Let You Down, quickly climbed up the rock radio charts upon release, currently sitting at #2 and gaining every week.  Previously, the band also shared the guttural, Stoke the Fire, which debuted via Revolver, as well as Nothing Left, which premiered with an exclusive Q+A at Billboard. Another epic new track, Count Me Out, was released last week, which Loudwire praised as having "cascading, crushing rhythms" and offering "a taste of Seether’s true aggression."

Poison the Parish has been garnering some of the strongest accolades of the band's career. Revolver proclaimed, "In a time when it's easy to tune out all the monotonous rock, Seether's Poison the Parish proves the South African outfit still grooves, crushes and rocks harder than all," while Alternative Press noted that the songs are a "return to the darker and heavier style of music that Seether built their name upon." Additionally, All Axess wrote, "Listen to what passes for 'alternative' in 2017, and you won’t find one song that sticks with the emotional heft and staying power of Seether.”

Seether is currently on the first leg of the Poison the Parish World Tour, which includes headline shows and festival appearances throughout the spring and summer. Every ticket purchase comes with a physical copy of Poison the Parish. Additionally, a portion of all tickets sold for the Poison the Parish World Tour will benefit the Rise Above Fund, which is a subset of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, the largest suicide prevention organization in the country, and the band's partner on the Rise Above Fest. 2017’s Rise Above Fest headliners include Seether, Korn, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Skillet, Halestorm, Falling in Reverse, and more. For more info about the festival, visit: www.riseabovefest.com.

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SEETHER ON TOUR:
5/14 — Boston, MA — House of Blues - Boston**
5/16 — Clifton Park, NY — Upstate Concert Hall**
5/17 — Niagara Falls, NY — Rapids Theatre**
5/19 — Pittsburgh, PA— Stage AE**
5/20 — Columbus, OH —Rock on the Range 2017 at Columbus Crew Stadium*
5/22 — Grand Rapids, MI — Monroe Live**
5/24 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew's Hall**
5/25 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew's Hall**
5/27 — Omaha, NE — Sokol Auditorium**
5/28 — Pryor, OK — Rocklahoma*
6/1 — Boise, ID — Knitting Factory Concert House***
6/2 — Portland, OR —Waterfront — RoZone Stage /KFBW Radio Show*
6/3 — Seattle, WA — 2nd  Annual Crazy Beverage Bash at Showbox SoDo*
6/5 — San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore***
6/6 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues***
6/7 — Tempe, AZ — Marquee Theatre***
6/10 — Saint Louis, MO —The Pageant***
6/11 — South Bend, IN — WRBR /The Bear's Big Growl Six*
7/15 — Bridgeview, IL — Chicago Open Air at Toyota Park*
7/16 — Indianapolis, IN — Egyptian Room at Old National Centre^
7/18 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogart's^
7/19 — Cleveland, OH — House of Blues ^
7/22 — Bangor, ME — Rise Above Fest at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion*
7/24 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage^
7/25 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage^
7/27 — Philadelphia, PA — The Fillmore^
7/29 — North Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues - Myrtle Beach^
7/30 — Cherokee, NC — Harrah's Cherokee Event Center^
8/1 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom^
8/2 — Springfield, MO — Gillioz Theatre^
8/4 — Saint Paul, MN — The Myth^
8/5 — Milwaukee, WI — The Eagles Ballroom^
8/6 — Peoria, IL — Limelight^
8/8 — Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theatre^
8/9 — Sioux Falls, SD — The District^
8/11 — Glendive MT — Dawson County Fairgrounds ^
8/14 — Boulder, CO — Boulder Theatre^
8/16 — Wichita, KS — The Cotillion^
8/17 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues^
8/19 — San Antonio, TX — The Aztec Theatre^
8/20 — Houston, TX — House of Blues^

*Festival Date
**Featuring Letters From the Fire + Kaleido
***Featuring Through Fire + Kaleido
^Featuring Letters From the Fire + Big Story

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PUP, TANYA TAGAQ, DANIEL CAESAR AND SAFIA NOLIN TO PLAY LONDON'S TRAFALGAR SQUARE ON JULY 1

TORONTO, ON – Friday, May 12, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, is going to London, England. 

More specifically, 2014 Polaris Prize winner Tanya Tagaq, 2016 Short Listers PUP and 2016 Long List nominees Daniel Caesar and Safia Nolin will be going to London to perform at historic Trafalgar Square on Saturday, July 1 as part of a special Canada Day celebration in partnership with the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom. 

The live performances will cap off a day of activities, food and fun in the very heart of the U.K.’s capital. It is open to the public and free.

“We were honoured to be asked to curate the musical performances for Canada Day in Trafalgar Square this year. Though this lineup is only a partial representation of the vastness of music brilliance represented by our history of nominees, we hope it successfully projects four very different but vital versions of the Canadian sound,” commented Steve Jordan, Polaris Founder and Executive Director.

High Commissioner Janice Charette said: “We are thrilled to be working with Polaris to bring music that celebrates the creativity and diversity of Canada’s music scene today. We look forward to giving the Polaris artists a warm welcome here in London on this very special Canada Day.”

More about the acts playing Trafalgar Square:

PUP
The opportunity to see Toronto punk rock band PUP live is not something to be missed. As documented on the 2016 Polaris Short List-nominated album The Dream Is Over, due to health issues in the band their musical journey could end at any moment. Considering PUP also made the 2014 Polaris Long List with their self-titled debut album, even if they burn out there’s little chance of their musical legacy fading away. 

Tanya Tagaq
Hailing from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut in Canada’s far north, Tanya Tagaq’s avant-garde reimagining of traditional Inuit throat singing is spellbinding. A past Polaris Music Prize winner in 2014 for her album Animism, Tagaq has collaborated with the likes of Björk, Kronos Quartet and Mike Patton.

Daniel Caesar
A standard-bearer for the post-Drake, post-Weeknd Toronto music scene, Daniel Caesar has wooed both contemporary and classic R&B/soul fans alike with his signature single “Get You.” Caesar’s Pilgrim’s Paradise album made the Polaris Long List in 2016.

Safia Nolin
A funny thing happened when Quebec City-born outsider folk singer Safia Nolin released her debut album, Limoilou. It turns out there were a lot of people who identified with Nolin’s intensely personal songs, earning her a SOCAN Songwriting Prize for the song “Igloo” and a 2016 Polaris Long List nomination.

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About the Polaris Music Prize
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. polarismusicprize.ca

About CBC Music.ca
CBC Music is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 60 web radio stations, available on your smartphone or tablet, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. CBCMusic.ca

About Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international media company that creates and distributes content worldwide across streaming video, linear television, digital, magazines and live events. Global brands include Love Nature, an international linear and SVOD offering with the world’s largest library of 4K wildlife and nature content; and Makeful and Arcade Cloud by Omnia Media, a leading digital video network focused on gaming and maker lifestyles. The company’s broadcasting business offers a robust portfolio of Canadian and New Zealand-based media brands. Content distribution, lead by Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,200+ hours of premium, unscripted content worldwide, which includes the largest 4K natural history library on the market. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto (Canada), with offices located in Los Angeles (US), London (UK) and Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

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PUP, TANYA TAGAQ, DANIEL CAESAR ET SAFIA NOLIN EN CONCERT AU TRAFALGAR SQUARE À LONDRES LE 1ER JUILLET

TORONTO, ON – Vendredi 12 mai 2017

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music et produit par Blue Ant Media, s’envole pour l’Angleterre.

Plus spécifiquement, la gagnante du Prix de musique Polaris 2014 Tanya Tagaq, les nommés de la courte liste 2016 PUP et ceux de la longue liste 2016 Daniel Caesar et Safia Nolin se produiront au site historique Trafalgar Square le samedi 1er juillet, dans le cadre des célébrations de la journée du Canada en partenariat avec le Haut-commissariat du Canada au Royaume-Uni.

Les prestations clôtureront la journée remplie d’activités, de plaisir et de gastronomie ayant lieu au coeur de la capitale d’Angleterre. L’événement est gratuit et ouvert au public.

« Nous sommes honorés d’avoir eu le mandat de curateur pour les performances musicales de la journée du Canada au Trafalgar Square cette année. Bien que cette programmation ne représente qu’une infime partie de l’immense talent de l’ensemble des nommés du Prix de musique Polaris, nous espérons qu’elle reflète quatre versions très différentes, mais ô combien vitales du paysage musical canadien », commente Steve Jordan, Fondateur et directeur exécutif du Prix de musique Polaris.

La haute-commissaire Janice Charrette nous dit : « Nous sommes très heureux de travailler avec le Prix de musique Polaris pour présenter des prestations musicales qui célèbrent la créativité et la diversité de la scène musicale canadienne d’aujourd’hui. Nous avons très hâte d’accueillir les artistes chaleureusement ici, à Londres, en ce jour très spécial que sera la journée du Canada. »

Voici un peu plus d’informations sur les artistes qui se produiront au Trafalgar Square:

PUP
La chance de voir le groupe punk rock torontois PUP en prestation en est une inoubliable. Tel que documenté sur l'album nommé sur la courte liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2016, The Dream Is Over, leur carrière musicale pourrait se terminer à tout moment en raison de problèmes de santé dans le groupe. Considérant que PUP a également été nommé sur la longue liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2014 avec son premier album éponyme, il y a peu de chance que son héritage musical s'efface, même si le groupe fini par s’épuiser physiquement.

Tanya Tagaq
Issue de la baie de Cambridge au Nunavut, dans l'extrême nord du Canada, Tanya Tagaq réimagine le chant traditionnel de gorge inuit avec un avant-gardisme fascinant. Lauréate du Prix de musique Polaris 2014 pour son album Animism, Tagaq a collaboré avec Björk, le Kronos Quartet et Mike Patton, pour ne nommer que ceux-ci.

Daniel Caesar
Fier représentant de la scène musicale post-Drake, post-Weeknd à Toronto, Daniel Caesar a reçu des éloges à la fois des fans de R&B/soul contemporain et classique avec "Get You", son extrait unique en son genre. Son album Pilgrim's Paradise a été nommé sur la longue liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2016.

Safia Nolin
Quelque chose de magique s'est produit lorsque la chanteuse folk originaire de Québec, Safia Nolin, a sorti son premier album, Limoilou. Des milliers de gens se sont identifiés à ses chansons très personnelles, ce qui lui a valu le Prix de la chanson SOCAN pour la pièce "Igloo" et une nomination sur la longue liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2016.

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À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et récompense annuellement les artistes ayant créé des albums de musique canadiens de renom. Un groupe sélectionné de critiques musicaux jugent et décernent le Prix sans considération pour le genre musical ou la popularité commerciale.

À propos de CBCMusic.ca
CBC Music est le service gratuit de musique en ligne du Canada qui connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique canadienne et internationale. Simple et facile à naviguer, CBC Music offre aux amateurs de musique l’accès à 60 stations de radio en ligne disponible sur tablette et téléphone intelligent. De plus, il offre des contenus créés par les programmateurs et personnalités les plus renseignés des quatre coins du pays. CBCMusic.ca

À propos de Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media est une société privée internationale du secteur des médias qui crée et distribue du contenu dans le monde entier à travers la vidéo en continu, la télévision linéaire, le numérique, les magazines et les événements en direct. Les marques de notoriété mondiale incluent Love Nature, une offre linéaire internationale et VàDA avec la plus grande bibliothèque au monde documentant en 4K la faune et la nature; Makeful et Arcade Cloud d'Omnia Media, un important réseau de vidéo numérique axé sur les modes de vie de gamer et de fabricants/artisans. L'entreprise de diffusion de la société offre un solide portefeuille de marques médiatiques canadiennes et néo-zélandaises. La distribution de contenu, dirigée par Blue Ant International, propose un catalogue de plus de 2200 heures de contenu non scénarisé de qualité dans le monde entier, incluant la plus grande bibliothèque d'histoire naturelle en 4K disponible sur le marché. Blue Ant Media est basée à Toronto (Canada), avec des bureaux à Los Angeles (US), Londres (UK) et Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

Contacts médias:

Prix Polaris - Québec
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Prix Polaris - Canada
Amanda McCauley
Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

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I PREVAIL PREMIERES LIVE VIDEO FOR COME AND GET IT

BAND PERFORMS TONIGHT IN TORONTO

"An example of everything right with post-hardcore" - OUTBURN (10 / 10)

"I Prevail have bolstered up a collection of 13 original tracks that will be on a constant loop in your head" - ALTERNATIVE PRESS

Toronto, ON – May 11, 2017 – Detroit, Michigan’s  I Prevail have premiered a live video for their song, Come And Get It, taken from their latest album, Lifelines, which has sold over 180,000 units worldwide to date, and is available on iTunes. The video gives fans a front-row seat to I Prevail's high-energy live shows in addition to exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. Canadian fans will get to catch that energy tonight at the Opera House in Toronto. 

"We wrote this song as a shout out to all those people who had nothing good to say about I Prevail, but felt the need to say it anyway," says vocalist, Brian Burkheiser. "The video is our way of letting our fans share in the fun of an I Prevail show experience, without having to be there. This video is our way of celebrating the love of what we do, and the fans we do it with.  If you want it, COME GET AND IT.... "

I Prevail completed a busy 2016, having toured with Pierce The Veil, which added to the whirlwhind of excitement surrounding Lifelines' debut. The band is breaking records on sell outs on their Lifelines Headline tour in America and Australia while making a name for themselves at all of Rock's Biggest Festivals, including Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and Rock On The Range. I Prevail have no intention of slowing down in 2017. I Prevail will be playing the Journey’s main stage all summer with the Van's Warped Tour. See a complete list of dates below.

Lifelines debuted at #3 on Alternative Albums, #4 Hard Music Albums, #5 Rock Albums and #9 Top Album, and follows the band's breakout, 2014 EP, Heart Vs Mind. The EP scored the band worldwide notoriety and mainstream media attention with the massively successful cover of Taylor Swift's Blank Space, which has since been certified Gold and streamed over 27 million times. I Prevail's unique blend of alternative rock and melodic hardcore is receiving rave reviews from critics, with Alternative Press naming Lifelines as one of the best debut albums of 2016 and the band's single, Stuck In Your Head, reaching #1 on SiriusXM Octane Radio. 

I PREVAIL TOUR DATES 
May 11 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

May 13 - Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion*
May 14 - West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom 
May 15 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium 
May 17 - Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero 
May 18 - Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub Concert Hal
May 19 - Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range*
*Festival Dates

VANS WARPED TOUR 2017
June 16 - Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field North Lot
June 17 - Salem, OR @ Oregon State Fairgrounds
June 21 - Albuquerque, NM @ Balloon Fiesta Park
June 22 - Phoenix, AZ @ Fear Farm Festival Grounds
June 23 - Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel
June 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
June 25 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
June 27 - Nashville, TN @ The Fairgrounds Nashville
June 28 - Metairie, LA @ Zephyr Field
June 29 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
June 30 - Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
July 1 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
July 2 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
July 4 - Wilmington, NC @ Legion Stadium
July 6 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
July 7 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
July 8 - Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 9 - Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
July 10 - Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 11 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 12 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 13 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC 
July 14 - Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion 
July 15 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 16 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 18 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 20 - Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
July 21 - Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 22 - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 23 - Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
July 24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
July 26 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 27 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
July 28 - Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion 
July 29 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
July 30 - Houston, TX @ NRG Park - Main Street Lot 
August 1 - Las Cruces, NM @ New Mexico State University (Athletic Field)
August 4 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 5 - San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
August 6 - Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex

I PREVAIL - Certain moments in life change everything. The trajectory splinters, and there's no turning back. I Prevail-Brian Burkheiser [clean vocals], Eric Vanlerberghe [harsh vocals], Steve Menoian [guitar], Dylan Bowman [rhythm guitar] -explore this phenomenon within the title of their full-length debut, Lifelines [Fearless Records]. I Prevail are no strangers to this experience. After the release of the band's 2014 debut EP, Heart vs. Mind, nothing would ever be the same. The EP moved over 100,000 copies as the Detroit band toured with the likes of Hollywood Undead and Crown The Empire. Meanwhile, the group's cover of Taylor Swift's Blank Space sold 300,000-plus singles, went Top 20 on Active Rock Radio, and generated over 22 million views on YouTube and 17 million-plus Spotify streams (consistently remaining in the Top 10 of the platform's Viral Chart). The band would be nominated for "Breakthrough Band" at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and garner features from Billboard, Detroit Free Press, AXS, Loudwire, and many more. Everything has aligned and set the stage perfectly their debut full-length, Lifelines. In early 2016, the boys retreated to Wall of Sound Studios in the small and secluded town of Riley, Michigan to work with trusted producers B.J. Perry and John Pregler. With nearly two years on the road under their collective belt, the group had fully realized their style, merging entrancing hooks and a powerful and pummeling sonic backdrop. Ultimately, Lifelines sees I Prevail take another big collective life step. Lifelines debuted at #3 on Alternative Albums, #4 Hard Music Albums, #5 Rock Albums, #9 Top Album, and #15 on the Billboard Top 200, with Alternative Press naming Lifelines one of the Best Debut albums of 2016. The band's single, Stuck In Your Head, reached #1 on SiriusXM Octane Radio.

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PIERCE THE VEIL ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR DATES WITH RISE AGAINST

PERFORMING AT THE 2017 JOURNEYS ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARDS IN JULY 2017

Toronto, ON – May 10th, 2017 –  Pierce The Veil will be heading out on tour this fall with hardcore punk legends, Rise Against. The tour will be starting in Abbotsford, BC on September 14th, and finishing in Asbury Park, NJ on October 6th. After the Canadian dates, the tour will start in the Midwest, and work its way to the Northeast and East coast (all dates posted below).

Two masters of merging energy and melody, Pierce The Veil and Rise Against will be joined by White Lung, who will be opening on all dates of the tour. General and VIP tickets are on sale now, and are available for purchase here.

Pierce The Veil is currently out headlining the Loudwire Presents We Will Detonate! Tour, with Sum 41, Emarosa, and Chapel until May 26th, which includes festival dates at Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma.

In addition, the band will be performing at the 2017 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards on July 17th , where they have been nominated for Song of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year for their fourth studio album, Misadventures.

Watch their newest music video for their hit track, Floral & Fading here, and check out the behind-the-scenes footage on the making of Floral & Fading here.

Pierce The Veil is Vic Fuentes (rhythm guitar, vocals), Jaime Preciado (bass), Tony Perry (guitar), and Mike Fuentes (drums).

We Will Detonate! Dates
* Pierce The Veil only
# Pierce The Veil and Sum 41 only
5/10 - Toms River, NJ @ Pine Belt Arena
5/12 - Council Bluffs, IA @ KIWR’s Rockfest #
5/13 - Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion #
5/14 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room/Old National Centre
5/16 - Portland, ME @ Aura
5/17 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
5/19 - Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range #
5/20 - St. Louis, MO @ 105.7 Point Fest *
5/22 - Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
5/23 - Pharr, TX @ Pharr Event Center
5/25 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
5/26 - Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma *


EU/UK Dates
6/2-4 - Wershofen, DE @ Rock Am Ring 
6/1 - Amsterdam, NL @ Power Fest 
6/14 - Nickelsdorf, AU @ Nova Rock
6/15 - Dornbirn, AU @ Conrad Sohm Summer Series 
6/17 - Budapest, HU @ Budapest Park 
6/18 - Berlin, DE @ MonsterbashNurnburg, DE @ Rock Im Park 
6/5 - Hamburg, DE @ Rawk Attack 
6/6 - Luxembourg, LU @ The A's Mayhem 
6/8 - Interlaken, CH @ Greenfield Festival
6/9 - Brétigny-Sur-Orge, FR @ Download Festival France 
6/10 - London, UK @ Download Festival 
6/12 - Lyon, FR @Longlive Rockfest 
6/13 - Milan, IT @ In.Fest

Pierce The Veil Tour Dates with Rise Against
* Pierce The Veil only
9/14 - Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Centre
9/16 - Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
9/18 - Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center
9/20 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
9/21 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre

9/23 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
9/24 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
9/26 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
9/27 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
9/29 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
9/30 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom*
10/03 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
10/04 - Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
10/05 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/06 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage

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THE REVIVALISTS HIT #1 AT ALTERNATIVE RADIO WITH WISH I KNEW YOU

BREAKING NOW AT HOT AC FOLLOWING #1 ADULT ALTERNATIVE RADIO

SET NEW RECORD FOR MOST SINGLE-WEEK SPINS EVER AT ALTERNATIVE RADIO

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Praise for The Revivalists:

"The sweet, wistful Wish I Knew You encapsulates the band's varied strengths with brittle stabs of funk guitar, dub-influenced keys and colorful splashes of brass." - Rolling Stone 

"The Revivalists are drawing impressively large crowds..."Billboard 

"...the band keeps older forms of music like blues and R&B alive, but its spirited performance also recalls a gospel revival."NPR World Café 

"Men Amongst Mountains...melds genres ranging from Southern-tinged rock 'n' roll to blues and jazz." - Interview 

"...[with] musical influences that lean heavily on the older styles and warmer sounds of the golden age of rock 'n roll, The Revivalists have managed to craft a genre-hopping sound all their own...backed by a plethora of instrumental talent that's impossible to ignore..."Nylon

Toronto, ON – May 8th, 2017 – The Revivalists continue their incredible rise as hit single, Wish I Knew You, reaches #1 at Alternative Radio this week, and sets a new record for most single-week spins ever at the format. The song is also breaking now at Hot AC, and claimed the #1 spot at Adult Alternative Radio last Fall, spending 40 weeks on the chart and becoming the most played song behind The Lumineers’ Ophelia. First released in July 2015, Wish I Knew You has had a remarkable trajectory and a staying power rarely seen in music today. Featuring wistful lyrics, front man David Shaw’s unmistakable soulful rasp, an indelible melody and a mix of bluesy rock and Southern R&B swagger not usually heard at the Alternative format, it’s no wonder Wish I Knew You has catapulted the New Orleans seven-piece to major success, national TV appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres ShowTODAY and Conan, and back-to-back sold out headlining tours.

After drawing a sea of fans for their explosive set on the main stage at New Orleans Jazz Fest this past weekend, The Revivalists will embark on a whirlwind summer of festival appearances and their Fire Into Light headlining tour, including a very special performance at New York City’s Central Park SummerStage on August 10th. See full routing below. For ticket info, please visit http://www.therevivalists.com.

Recognized as a stellar live band featuring pedal steel guitar, sax and trumpet, The Revivalists are praised for their eclectic Southern mix of jazz-funk grooves, blues rock grit, warm melodies and masterful musicianship. Listen to the band’s latest album, Men Amongst Mountains, (Washington Square Music/Concord) here.

The Revivalists are: David Shaw [lead vocals/guitar], Zack Feinberg [guitar], Andrew Campanelli [drums], George Gekas [bass], Ed Williams [pedal steel guitar], Rob Ingraham [saxophone], Michael Girardot [keyboard & trumpet].

THE REVIVALISTS 2017 TOUR DATES:
May 12 – Ardmore, PA @ The Ardmore Music Hall
May 13 –  Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 20 –  Carson, CA @ KROQ Weenie Roast - Stubhub Center- Tennis Stadium
June 2  –  Minden, WV @ Mountain Music Festival
June 10 – Russell Township, OH @ LaureLive
June 11– Charleston, SC @ Spoleto Festival
June 14  Toronto, ON @ Opera House
June 16  –  Hunter Mountain, NY @ Mountain Jam
June 17  – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Music Box
June 18  – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier @ Penn’s Landing
June 22 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
June 23 – Indianapolis, IN @ Lawn at White River
June 24 –  Denver, CO @ Westword Music Showcase
June 25  –  Los Angeles, CA @ Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival
June 29 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
June 30–  Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
July 1 – Sioux City, IA @ Saturday in the Park
July 8 –  Marshfield, MA @ Levitate Music & Arts Festival
July 15 – Oakville, CA @ Robert Mondavi Winery
July 23  – Centre Hall, PA @ Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival
August 10 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage
August 11– Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
August 15 – Nantucket, MA @ Chicken Box
August 16 – Nantucket, MA @ Chicken Box
August 19 –  Lyons, CO @ Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
August 25  – Greenville, SC @ Greenville Zoo
August 26 –  Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
August 27 – Arrington, VA @ Lock’n Music Festival
September 3 – Snowmass Village, CO @ Jazz Aspen Snowmass
September 8 – Hamilton, OH @ David Shaw’s Big River Get Down*
September 9 – Hamilton, OH @ David Shaw’s Big River Get Down
September 14 –  Fredericton, NB @ Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
September 22 –  Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
September 24 –  Franklin, TN @ Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival
October 6-8 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
October 13-15 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

* David Shaw Solo Acoustic

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GOV'T MULE RELEASES NEW TRACK DREAMS & SONGS

PREMIERE VIA BILLBOARD.COM

NEW STUDIO ALBUM  REVOLUTION COME…REVOLUTION GO OUT JUNE 9TH ON FANTASY RECORDS

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“Stone Cold Rage [is] incendiary…it has the feel of a classic tune... - Rolling Stone

“[Dreams & Songs is] aching, soulful…” Billboard

“Gov’t Mule is an essential, iconic American band…[Revolution Come… Revolution Go] is as diverse and wide-ranging as anything Warren Haynes has recorded in his prolific career, making a strong statement that he is one of his generation’s best and most important guitarists.”Guitar World

"[Gov't Mule's] songs stomp and wail with unmistakable energy and heft." – NPR

Toronto, ON – May 5, 2017 – Today, Gov't Mule, has released a brand new track, Dreams & Songs, from their anticipated 10th studio album, Revolution Come… Revolution Go, out June 9th on Fantasy Records. Listen to the song here. The gorgeous tune, co-produced by Don Was and Warren Haynes, premiered via Billboard.com. It is a moving reflection on how the passing of time and life’s changes can move one further away from home, and beautifully captures the yearning to go back to that place, even if just through dreams and songs. Hazy guitar riffs drift over Haynes’ honeyed vocals accented with a soulful grit that adds an undeniable power to the track. Revolution Come… Revolution Go is available for pre-order now via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, PledgeMusic and Mule.net. With each order, fans will receive instant downloads of Dreams & Songs, as well as the two lead singles – the hard-charging rocker, Stone Cold Rage, and the simmering, Sarah, Surrender.

In celebration of Gov’t Mule’s first album in four years, the band will embark on the Revolution Come… Revolution Go Tour this summer. This will follow the band’s Come What May Tour this spring, kicking off with a headlining show at Central Park SummerStage on May 17th in New York City. See full routing below for all upcoming dates. For ticket info, please visit www.Mule.net.

Steeped in the roots and mystique of rock, blues, soul, jazz and country, Revolution Come… Revolution Go is Gov’t Mule’s most diverse album to date, and enriches their distinguished legacy with cleverly-crafted songs, and downright incendiary playing, while the depth and breadth of the band’s stunning songwriting is displayed with full force. Dreams & Songs elegantly showcases the more personal side of the album, which also features timely lyrical commentary on the emotions that Americans are feeling in this divided political climate. The band began recording the album in Austin, TX, on Election Day in November 2016, with half the country poised for upset no matter the outcome. While Gov’t Mule’s storytelling has always been inspired in part by American struggles and experiences, Revolution Come… Revolution Go finds the band’s finger on the pulse of the tension and emotions felt across the country regardless of political affiliation. These lyrical observations are threaded together with a message of unity and a reminder that we are all in this together.

Gov’t Mule – GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend Warren Haynes [vocals, guitar], Matt Abts [drums], Danny Louis [keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals], and Jorgen Carlsson [bass] – has galvanized a global fan base with their music and improvisational virtuosity, leading them to be recognized as one of the most timeless, revered and active bands in the world whose spot amongst rock titans remains unshakable.

Read Warren Haynes’ first interview about the record with Rolling Stone here, and watch a behind-the-scenes video of the making of the album.

Gov’t Mule 2017 Tour Dates:
May 17– New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage^
May 19 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater^
May 20 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
May 22 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
May 23 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
May 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
May 26 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
May 27 – Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Festival
May 28 – Cumberland, MD @ DelFest
June 29 – July 2 – Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
July 15 – Patchogue, NY @ Great South Bay Music Festival
July 29 – Fort Smith, AR @ Peacemaker Music & Arts Festival
August 1 – Augusta, GA @ Jessye Norman Amphitheater^^
August 3 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater^^
August 4 – Daniel Island, SC @ Volvo Car Stadium^^
August 5 – Charlotte, NC @ CMCU Amphitheater^^
August 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre^^
August 8 – Lewiston, NY @ ArtPark^^
August 9 – Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier^^
August 10 – Scranton, PA @ Peach Music Festival
August 11 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion^^
August 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^^
August 14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Gardens^^
August 16 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at Great White River Park^^
August 17– Des Moines, IA @ Brenton Skating Plaza^^
August 18 –  Papillion, NE @ Sumtur Amphitheater^^
August 19 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre#
August 22 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!##
August 24 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend##
August 25-27– Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival
August 26 –  Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater##
August 27 –  Louisville, KY@ Iroquois Amphitheater##
September 14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden

^ with Chris Robinson Brotherhood
^^ with Galactic
# with Yonder Mountain String Band & The Marcus King Band
## with Blackberry Smoke

ABOUT GOV’T MULE & WARREN HAYNES: 
Gov't Mule has showcased its virtuosity, intelligence and breadth over the course of 16 studio and live albums, millions of album/track sales and streams and thousands of performances. The flexible interplay amongst front man, Warren Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboardist Danny Louis and bassist Jorgen Carlsson makes them a true living, breathing ensemble. Gov't Mule's vast reservoir of songs has become a human encyclopedia of great American music while adding to that cannon with their signature sound. Celebrated as one of music’s most treasured storytellers, Gov’t Mule’s front man GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter, Warren Haynes, is lauded as one of the most formidable guitarists and vocalists of the modern era. A cornerstone of the American music landscape, he has brought his artistry to three of the greatest live rock groups – Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and the Dead.

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FLOGGING MOLLY PREMIERE WELCOME TO ADAMSTOWN VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN

MUCH ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM

LIFE IS GOOD AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

SET FOR RELEASE JUNE 2ND VIA VANGUARD RECORDS

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINING TOUR HITS

PORTLAND, OREGON TONIGHT

Toronto, ON – May 5th, 2017 – Seminal Celtic punk rock band, FLOGGING MOLLY, have teamed up with Brooklyn Vegan for the premiere of Welcome To Adamstown, the newest track off their highly anticipated upcoming album, LIFE IS GOOD, out June 2nd on Vanguard Records. Listen to the song here.

Welcome To Adamstown follows the recent release of Reptiles (We Woke Up), The Hand of John L. Sullivan,  and The Guns of Jericho.

All four songs are available as instant downloads when pre-ordering LIFE IS GOOD on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, PledgeMusic and FloggingMolly.com.

Produced by Grammy Award-winning Joe Chiccarelli (U2, White Stripes, Beck) and recorded in Ireland, LIFE IS GOOD is a strikingly powerful album filled with rousing songs that are timeless in their sentiment. Welcome To Adamstown, for example, tells the story of Adamstown, a community that had been planned for west of Dublin, but was forced to come to a halt after Dublin was hit with a recession, and now remains only partially completed. “It had a huge negative connotation to it,” says Flogging Molly vocalist and songwriter, Dave King. “But now it’s starting to turn again, people are starting to move there, businesses are starting to open, and there is hope.” King further describes the song as “West Dublin meets East LA.”

Fans can catch the band playing an electrifying mix of new songs and classic hits on Flogging Molly’s international headlining tour, which kicked off last night in Oakland, CA, and hits Portland, OR tonight (see itinerary below). Ticket orders in select markets will include a digital download of the new album (upon release).  For additional ticket information, visit www.floggingmolly.com.

Founded in Los Angeles, Flogging Molly has long been hailed for their compelling lyrics of exile, rebellion, history and struggle told through exuberant anthems with a fierce blend of raucous punk/rock and traditional Irish music.  LIFE IS GOOD is the band’s first studio album in six years, following 2011’s highly acclaimed Speed of Darkness, which reached #9 on Billboard’s Top 200.

Flogging Molly is:  Dave King (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bodhran), Bridget Regan (Violin, Tin Whistle), Dennis Casey (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar), Bob Schmidt (Banjo, Mandolin), Matt Hensley (Accordion, Piano, Concertina), Nathen Maxwell (Bass Guitar), Mike Alonso (Drums, Percussion).

Catch the band live on tour, and see complete itinerary below.

2017 ‘LIFE IS GOOD’ INTERNATIONAL TOUR:
The White Buffalo to support to support U.S. dates May 4-June 3 EXCEPT May 14 and May 16
May 5th – Portland, OR –Roseland Theater
May 6th – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
May 7th – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
May 9th – Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory
May 10th – Boise, ID – The Knitting Factory
May 12th – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
May 13th – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
May 14th – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium**
May 16th – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre**
May 18th – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
May 19th – Morgantown, VA – The Morgantown Ampitheater
May 20th – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
May 21st – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
May 23rd – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
May 24th – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
May 26th –Boston, MA – House of Blues
May 27th –Portland, ME – State Theater
May 28th –Montreal, QC – Metropolis
May 30th – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall

June 1st – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
June 2nd – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
June 3rd – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
June 2nd-4th – Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Music Festival***
June 16th – Stockholm, Sweden – Grona Lund
June 17th –  Copenhagen, Denmark – Komos Festival
June 23rd –  Schussed, Germany – Hurricane Festival
June 24th – Neuhausen Obeck, Germany – Southside Festival
June 25th –  Strasbourg, France – Artefact Festival
June 27th – Manchester, UK –  O2 Ritz Manchester
June 28th –  Birmingham, UK –  02 Institute
June 29th –  London, UK –  O2 Forum Kentish Town
July 1st –  Wurzburg, Germany – Mission Ready Festival
July 2nd – Athens, Greece –  Rockwave Festival
July 4th –  Paris, France – Le Bataclan
July 5th – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
July 8th – Heerlen, Netherlands – Parkcity Live Festival
July 10th – Zurich, Switzerland – Volkshaus
July 11th – Sesto San Giovanni, Italy – Carroponte Spazio Mil
July 12th –  Genoa, Italy – Ex-Convento Dell’Annunziata
July 14th – Dresden, Germany –  Dresden Open Air w/The Broilers
July 15th –  Berlin, Germany –  Dresden Open Air w/The Broilers
August 23rd –   Hamburg, Germany –  Volkspark w/Volbeat
August 26th –  Copenhagen, Denmark –  Parken w/Volbeat
August 30th –  Thun, Switzerland –  Stockhorn Arena w/Volbeat
September 1st –  Graz, Austria –  Messe Graz w/Volbeat
September 3rd –  Schweinfurt, Germany –  Willy Sachs Stadion w/Volbeat
September 5th –  Eindhoven, The Netherland – Strijp-S w/Volbeat
** - shows w/o White Buffalo
*** - w/o White Buffalo and Dylan Walshe

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JOHNSON CROOK TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED EP ON MAY 5

EP STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY AT CANADIAN MUSICIAN

FOLLOW-UP FULL-LENGTH ALBUM DUE OUT
LATER THIS YEAR

Toronto, ON – May 3, 2017 – From the moment Toronto roots rock band Johnson Crook played together, they knew they not only had harmony in their voices, but a deep personal connection that made the idea of forming a group a foregone conclusion. What the quartet shares is a love of pure, honest music stemming from their small-town backgrounds. Drawing inspiration from groups like the Eagles and the Avett Brothers, each member of Johnson Crook contributes equally, injecting their unique personalities into the overall sound. That special chemistry is heard on their self-titled debut EP, which is set for release this Friday (May 5). Out via Coalition Records, the EP will be followed by a full-length album later in 2017. Both encapsulate a whirlwind initial two years of live gigs and recording sessions that began almost immediately after that first encounter. Get an advance listen of the EP today exclusively at Canadian Musician.

The four songs on the EP showcase the energy and variety that you could expect from the band’s live show. From the anthemic, harmony rich first single, Minnedosa, to the bluesy rock-and-roll groove of Canada To Heartbreak, Johnson Crook offers up a Canadiana sentiment with a country swagger.

The self-titled EP was produced by Bill Bell (Justin Nozuka, Tom Cochrane) and recorded at Metalworks Studios. "We really took our time to get this right", singer and guitar player, Noel Johnson, mentions. "Bill did an amazing job capturing what we do live in a recording setting, which was number one for us". Bill Bell also introduced the band to his good friend and bandmate, Tom Cochrane. After a late-night jam session, Tom took a particular liking to one of Johnson Crook's songs, Mr. Nobody, and agreed to be a guest vocalist on the track for the band’s EP. "We are so grateful to have Canadian rock legend Tom Cochrane on our debut EP", says Noel. "This EP is perfect for any Canadian road trip, and to have Tom join us on a song is icing on the cake! I mean, who hasn't taken a road trip with Life is a Highway as the soundtrack?"

Johnson Crook is Noel Johnson (rhythm guitars/vocals), brothers Nathan (lead guitar/mandolin/vocals) and Trevor Crook (drums/vocals) and Jared Craig (bass/vocals).

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CAT CLYDE SHARES CHIMES IN THE NIGHT VIA ZANE LOWE AND THE FADER

IVORY CASTANETS DUE MAY 5TH

ON CINEMATIC MUSIC GROUP

STREAM CHIMES IN THE NIGHT

"Visceral and untamed"Stereogum

"A musical force to be reckoned with" - Nylon 

"A slice of folk heaven"The 405

Toronto, ON – May 3rd, 2017 –  In anticipation of her debut album release, Ivory Castanets, due this Friday May 5th, Cat Clyde shares a new song, Chimes In The Night, which premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio Show, as well as online via The FADER. The song follows her track Mama Said, which was the first piece of music to quickly grow on streaming platforms, along with Like A Wave and The Meadow. Check out Chimes In The Night here. See below for full details on Ivory Castanets, out this Friday on Cinematic Music Group.

Cat Clyde, is a brand-new artist out of Stratford, ON. A fresh take on the classic sounds of yesteryear; breathing new life into the velvety vocal, tack-piano, slide-guitar-style that can instantly walk you through the swinging doors of a packed saloon. With influences ranging from Etta James to Janis Joplin to Lead Belly, hers is a mix that goes down smoother than a neat glass of mellow Kentucky bourbon. No longer do you need to reach for your trusty sifting pan and river boots to find gold. You just need to know one name.

It’s an old saying; time flows away like the water in a river. A comparison that has more to it than you might think at first glance. Whether it's a raging torrent or a bubbling backyard brook, both water and time can hide, obscure, and keep us from seeing some of the priceless treasures that lie just beneath the surface. The key to finding them is simply knowing where to look, and when to listen.

PRE-ORDER Ivory Castanets: http://catclyde.lnk.to/ic

STREAM The Meadow: https://soundcloud.com/catclyde/themeadow

WATCH Mama Said: https://youtu.be/gqXdU1IK2JI

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CADENCE WEAPON UNVEILS VIDEO FOR MY CREW (WOOOO)

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE ONLINE VIA THE FADER
AND ON MUCH MUSIC

Toronto, ON – May 3rd, 2017 – Toronto-based rapper, Cadence Weapon (aka Roland “Rollie” Pemberton), shares his stunning, futuristic video for My Crew (Woooo) today, with an exclusive premiere online via The FADER, and broadcast on MuchMusic last night (Tuesday, May 2nd). Directed by Kevin Calero, and produced with the assistance of MuchFACT, the piece was shot in Montreal, and  reflects Cadence’s experiences living in the city with a fresh audio-visual aesthetic. Watch the video here, and listen to the song on all major streaming services.    

“When we first started working on this video, Kevin Calero and I talked about bringing back the feeling we used to get watching those late ‘90s Hype Williams videos, particularly the Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes ones,” Cadence says of the creative process. “I’ve always prided myself on having creative videos so working with someone like Kevin who shares a similarly innovative vision has been incredible. The scenes where I’m being shot into space were done with the same equipment used in the film Arrival. I was strapped up to a harness that was about 12 feet in the air and shot back with a slingshot-like device at high speed by a very chill operator dude.”

Through frenetic tongue-twisting verses that call out internet trolls and Camo pant-wearing cops, My Crew (Woooo) mirrors the energy of Montreal’s underground afterhours party scene, complete with hedonistic imagery and shout outs to his crew dwelling in the various neighbourhoods of the city. Cadence describes the song as “an anthem about unapologetically being who you want to be, no matter what anybody else thinks.”

“There’s a specific vibe to the city and the nightlife there that can sometimes be hard to articulate to those who have never been there,” Cadence says. “I’ve tried to channel that energy with this song and I think Kevin and the cast represented that independent spirit in the video perfectly.”

Recognized as Canada’s “most creative” rapper by the National Post, Cadence Weapon has consistently exhibited a passion to take rap into new and unexpected directions. Born in Edmonton, Cadence had an upbringing uniquely suited to becoming a rapper. His father Teddy, a Brooklyn native, was the DJ that introduced hip-hop to Edmonton with his pioneering radio show, The Black Experience in Sound, on CJSR 88.5 FM. After spending his childhood immersed in his father’s diverse archive of music, Cadence started rapping at age 13. Soon, he was entering freestyle battles, rocking shows with his uncle’s funk band and teaching himself how to make beats.

Following the online success of his Cadence Weapon Is The Black Hand mixtape, Cadence released his self-produced debut album, Breaking Kayfabe, in December 2005 at the age of 19. The album was met with international critical acclaim, with the BBC praising its mix of “vivid, scattershot rhymes” and “techno-tinged beats.” In 2009, Cadence was appointed Poet Laureate of Edmonton, making him the literary ambassador of his home city for two years, during which he was invited to read poetry for an event at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He followed up this literary stint with 2012’s Hope In Dirt City, an album produced by Cadence recording live instruments and sampling them for his beats. The album was his second to be shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.

With more music on the way, and many projects on the go, keep Cadence Weapon on your radar.

www.soundcloud.com/cadenceweapon

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CKY DEBUT DAYS OF SELF DESTRUCTION

SINGLE FEAT. BRENT HINDS  
EXCLUSIVELY VIA
ALTERNATIVE PRESS

NEW LP THE PHOENIX DUE OUT JUNE 16, 2017

2017 VANS WARPED TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
UK + CANADIAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – May 1st, 2017 –  American rock act, CKY (Chad I Ginsburg, Jess Margera and Matt Deis), have debuted a brand new single today titled Days Of Self Destruction feat. Brent Hinds, exclusively via Alternative Press Magazine. The track is the first bit of new music from the band since 2009.

"We're stoked to get a new album out after an 8 year hiatus," says drummer Jess Margera. "Days Of Self Destruction was the first song we recorded at Rancho De La Luna, featuring our buddy and all-around badass Brent Hinds!"

In addition to all pre-orders now being live, the track is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive Days Of Self Destruction as an instant download. 

The cover art for The Phoenix is also being revealed today. The band commissioned chandelier maker and artist, Adam Wallacavage, to create a one of a kind piece for the cover.

CKY will release The Phoenix on June 16, 2017 via eOne Music. The all new LP will be the first release since the band put out Carver City in 2009. The album was engineered and mixed at Rancho De La Luna, the highly regarded recording studio in Joshua Tree, CA.

The band have tour dates booked all summer highlighted by a return to the 2017 Vans Warped Tour. This is the band's first time returning to the Warped Tour since 2000. But first the band will head over to the UK to do a 13-show run, most of which are already sold out. This will be the first time the band has been back to the UK since 2009. CKY will then head to Canada for ten key shows from Quebec all the way to Vancouver. 

Chad I Ginsburg, the band’s guitarist and singer, steps into the frontman role with charisma, charm, and bravado, confidently delivering a diverse performance as he claims a position that was clearly rightfully his to own. 

He’s joined in enduring partnership and musical and personal chemistry by fellow CKY cofounder, Jess Margera, the drummer whose extracurricular work in projects like The Company Band (with guys from Clutch and Fireball Ministry) expanded CKY’s horizons as much as Ginsburg’s solo work has as well. The duo returned to their primary project refreshed and reenergized, with bassist Matt Deis (ex-All That Remains), who first joined CKY in 2005. 

Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Deftones have all personally invited CKY on tour, cementing a legacy as a hard-charging live act. CKY built a worldwide fanbase of dedicated acolytes, friends, and supporters, lovingly dubbed the CKY Alliance, with a broader group of musicians, athletes, and other creative types in the CKY family, both literally and figuratively. 

“We’re grown adults now with an eagle-eye perspective on who we are, what we do, and how to do it right,” Ginsburg declares, with matter-of-fact certainty. “None of us are out there in the clouds. We’re pretty well-grounded people that have an honest perspective on where we’re at.” 

CKY are: Chad I Ginsburg - Jess Margera - Matt Deis

The Phoenix – Tracklist:
Replaceable
Days of Self Destruction
Unknown Enemy
Head For a Breakdown
The Other Ones
Wiping Off The Dead
Lies From You
Better Than Get Even

TOUR DATES
June 4 Quebec City, QC L'Anti
June 5 Ottawa, ON Babylon
June 6 Toronto, ON Virgin Mobile Mod Club
June 8 Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canadian Night Club
June 9 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks
June 10 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
June 11 Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Event Centre
June 12 Edmonton, AB The Needle
June 13 Calgary, AB Dickens Pub
June 14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

www.entertainmentone.com

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POKEY LAFARGE’S BETTER MAN THAN ME PREMIERES AT BILLBOARD

NEW ALBUM MANIC REVELATIONS OUT MAY 19
ON ROUNDER RECORDS

EXTENSIVE SUMMER TOUR CONFIRMED

“…A MAN WITH A VISION AND A PASSION FOR MUSIC
FROM WAY BEFORE HIS TIME.”

“POKEY LAFARGE…IS THE REAL DEAL.”

Toronto, ON – April 28, 2017 – Pokey LaFarge’s new song, Better Man Than Me, premiered yesterday at Billboard and can now be heard/shared HERE.

The song is from LaFarge’s anticipated new full-length album, Manic Revelations, which will be released May 19 on Rounder Records and is now available for pre-order. Each digital pre-order includes an instant download of Better Man Than Me as well as the album’s lead track, Riot In The Streets.

Already receiving advance acclaim, KCMP’s The Current praises, “Each chord, each riff shades the stories he sets up in his lyrics, always in search of the purest truth within the 10 forlorn, haunting melodies on Manic Revelations. A musician, a storyteller, a narrator of the messy, unkempt American experience…Pokey LaFarge sits, he watches, he writes. Everything that’s worth happening happens in his songs,” while Rolling Stone asserts, “Unfaltering rhythm, optimistic gospel-pop melody and bright pops of brass contrast with his pointed observations about race relations and police violence in America.”

In celebration of the release, LaFarge and his longtime band will embark on an extensive summer tour with special guests Lillie Mae and Kelsey Waldon. Performances include a special album release show at St. Louis’ The Pageant on May 20 as well as stops at Chicago’s Metro, Nashville’s Mercy Lounge, New York’s Bowery Ballroom and Rough Trade and Philadelphia’s World Café Live. See below for complete details.

Recorded in LaFarge’s hometown of St. Louis, Manic Revelations features 10 new original songs and was produced by the Southside Collective—LaFarge, Joey Glynn (bass), Ryan Koenig (harmonica, guitjo, electric guitar), Adam Hoskins (electric guitar), Matt Meyer (drums, percussion), Luc Klein (trumpet, euphonium, piano, glockenspiel), Alec Spiegelman (saxophone, piano, tubax, organ, clarinet, flute), David Beeman (tambourine, stylophone, guitar, organ)—along with additional production by Tony Hoffer.

“The manic revelation is the state where artists create,” says LaFarge. “I got to the point in writing these songs where I felt like a house on fire that just kept burning.” He continues, “This album is about confronting yourself. It’s about confronting your city, its relation with the world, and all its people.”

Since his debut in 2006, LaFarge has released seven studio albums, including his most recent, 2015’s Something In The Water. Of the album, American Songwriter proclaims, “immensely enjoyable…the sheer joy of these performances is contagious,” while The Guardian declares it, “…a spirited attempt to keep American roots music—country blues, early jazz, ragtime and western swing—alive.” Additionally, surrounding the album’s release, LaFarge was featured on NPR’s “Fresh Air.” Listen to the full interview with Terry Gross here.

In addition to his life as a musician, LaFarge recently made his acting debut on CMT’s new original series, Sun Records, playing celebrated country artist and songwriter Hank Snow. More information about the program can be found here.

TOUR DATES:
May 20—St. Louis, MO—The Pageant
June 14—Des Moines, IA—Simon Estes Amphitheater#
June 15—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue*
June 16—Chicago, IL—Metro*
June 17—Detroit, MI—Magic Stick*
June 18—Grand Rapids, MI—Pyramid Scheme*
June 21—Indianapolis, IN—The Vogue*
June 22—Nashville, TN—Mercy Lounge*
June 23—Hamilton, OH—Whimmydiddle 2017 @ RiversEdge
Amphitheater
June 24—Owensboro, KY—ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival 
June 25—Asheville, NC—The Grey Eagle*
June 28—Louisville, KY—WFPK Waterfront Wednesday†
June 30—Cleveland, OH—Beachland BallroomJuly 1—Pittsburgh, PA—The Rex Theatre
July 2—Toronto, ON—Horseshoe Tavern
July 6—Ottawa, ON—RBC Blues Ottawa Festival

July 7—Burlington, VT—Higher Ground‡
July 8—Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair‡ 
July 12—New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom
July 13—Brooklyn, NY— Rough Trade NYC‡
July 14—Philadelphia, PA—World Cafe Live Downstairs‡
July 15—Greenfield, MA—Green River Festival
July 16— Mt. Solon, VA—Red Wing Roots Festival @ Natural Chimneys Park
August 4—Wichita, KS—Wichita Vortex Music Festival§
September 23—Muncie, IN—Muncie Three Trails Music Series
September 23-24—Franklin, TN—Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
September 29-October 1—Columbia, MO—Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
*appearing with Drive-By Truckers
*with special guest Lillie Mae
†appearing with Robyn Hitchcock, Carly Johnson
‡with special guest Kelsey Waldon
§appearing with Dwight Yoakam 

www.pokeylafarge.net

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THE WILD! ANNOUNCE CANADIAN TOUR DATES

HITTING THE ROAD WITH CKY IN JUNE

NEW ALBUM WILD AT HEART OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – April 28th, 2017 – Kelowna, BC rockers, The Wild!, have announced new Canadian tour dates. The band will tour through May and June to showcase their dynamic performance and tracks from sophomore release, Wild At Heart. The Wild! will begin their tour on May 6th in Halifax, NS at Live 105 Springfling 2017. Following, they will join Pennsylvania hard rock trio, CKY, on June 4th in Quebec City for an extensive cross-country run. See below for complete list of dates.  

The Wild!’s current single, Ready To Roll, recently reached Top 5 on the Canadian Active Rock Chart. Watch the riveting video for the track here, which was filmed in Okanagan, Canada near the band's home town of Kelowna, BC, by longtime video director, Stuey Kubrick. The band’s new single, Livin’ Free, will hit radio on May 15th.

The Wild! released Wild At Heart on February 17, 2017 via Entertainment One (eOne), and is available for purchase now. Lead vocalist and guitarist, Dylan Villian, says, "This record is a big one for me. All of us, man. I really had to go through some shit to get things right on this one. I can honestly sit here today & tell you that we made the best record we possibly could. I'm proud as hell of it and I can't wait for all of you to hear it. It's everything I wanted it to be."

Produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Airbourne, Aerosmith) at Armoury Studios in Vancouver, Wild At Heart serves as the follow-up to their debut EP, GxDxWxB, which stands for "God Damn Wild Boys," that was released in 2015. Wild At Heart is their first full-length for Entertainment One (eOne).

On vocals/lead guitar, Dylan Villain embodies all the reckless abandon and good-natured devilish charm that could only be born in a very small backwoods community. Counterbalancing Villain's snakebite rasp is bassist/vocalist Boozus. Beer drinkin’, beard havin’, fly-fishin’ are his favourite past times.

Kickin’ ass and keeping time is drummer, Reese Lightning. A beast with beats and everyone’s favourite asshole. You’ll love him! Rounding out The Wild!'s lineup is “The Kid” on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. Young blood and zero fucks given. What The Kid lacks in age, he makes up in attitude and swagger.

“I feel like for every thousand bands that are out there right now you’ll get maybe ten that believe the things they’re singing about, which is the most important thing to me in any genre,” says Villain. “I don’t give a shit what kind of music you play. If you care about it, then really give yourself to that moment. Our fans aren’t stupid and I feel that they’re hungry for things that aren’t so disposable.”

The Wild! pack a punch when it comes to their live set, so be sure to catch them while they’re on the road in Canada this summer!

TOUR DATES:
*
with CKY
May 6 – Halifax, NS – Alexander Keith’s Brewery - Live 105 Springfling 2017
May 20 – Cowichan Valley, BC – Laketown Music Festival
May 27 – Kelowna, BC – Konquer Motor
June 4 – Quebec City, QC – L'Anti*
June 5 – Ottawa, ON – Babylon*
June 6 – Toronto, ON – Virgin Mobile Mod Club*
June 8 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Canadian Night Club*
June 9 – Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks*
June 10 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre*
June 11 – Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Event Centre*
June 12 – Edmonton, AB – The Needle*
June 13 – Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub*

www.thewildrocknroll.com

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WONDERFUL WOMAN THE SECOND TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING CHUCK BERRY ALBUM PREMIERES AT THE NEW YORKER

FEATURES A GUEST PERFORMANCE FROM GARY CLARK JR.

NEW ALBUM CHUCK OUT JUNE 9 ON DUALTONE RECORDS

LISTEN TO WONDERFUL WOMAN HERE

Toronto, ON – April 27th, 2017 – Wonderful Woman, the second track from the forthcoming Chuck Berry album, CHUCK, premiered at The New Yorker. CHUCK is due out June 9th on Dualtone Records (an Entertainment One Company), and is the final album and first new music in nearly four decades from the founding rock and roll legend, who passed away last month at the age of 90. Wonderful Woman, which the New Yorker calls “freewheeling and rambunctious,” features special guest Gary Clark Jr. on guitar. Listen to the track here.

Comprised of ten new recordings, eight of which were written by Berry, CHUCK is his first new album since 1979’s Rock It. It was recorded and produced by Berry in various studios around St. Louis and features his longtime hometown backing group - including his children Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (vocals, harmonica), plus Jimmy Marsala (Berry’s bassist for 40 years), Robert Lohr (piano), and Keith Robinson (drums) - which supported him for nearly two decades on over two hundred residency shows at the famed Blueberry Hill club.  In addition to Gary Clark Jr., the album includes guest performances from Tom Morello, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Chuck’s grandson Charles Berry III.  Acclaimed author and historian Douglas Brinkley contributes liner notes.

Following the release of first single, Big Boys, on March 22nd, early praise began pouring in for CHUCK. Rolling Stone said the album finds Berry “raging against the dying of the light, but in a vulnerable and tender way his earlier music had not prepared us for,” while The Guardian raved that CHUCK “proves the late rock’n’roller was brimming with energy until the very end.” Uncut remarked that “Berry has as much to say about life and death as Cash and Bowie and Cohen did on their final albums.”

More info on CHUCK: http://smarturl.it/CHUCK-CA

www.chuckberry.com  

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LITTLE DRAGON UNVEIL NEW VIDEO FOR CELEBRATE

ANNOUNCE NEW NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

NEW ALBUM  SEASON HIGH
OUT NOW ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

Toronto, ON – April 27, 2017 – Little Dragon have unveiled a new video for Celebrate and announced new dates in their massive North American tour, including stops in New Haven, Cleveland, Montreal, Boston, Washington DC and New York City. These new tour dates go on-sale on tomorrow, Friday, April 28 (check locally for the time in your city). Full list below.

The Grammy-nominated electo-pop band released long-awaited new album Season High last Friday, April 14 (digital only) on Loma Vista Records (CD + LP in stores May 5). Season High was produced by Little Dragon, with co-production and mixing by James Ford, in their hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The band recently performed at KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic and you can read about their approach to balancing mainstream trends with timeless strengths in their recent features with The FADER and  Rolling Stone.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
4/27/17 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
4/29/17 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/30/17 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant**
5/2/17 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall**
5/3/17 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre**
5/4/17 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall**
May 5 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Beats Festival
May 6 - Atlanta @ Shaky Beats Aftershow @ Masquerade
July 20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series
July 22 - Squaw Valley, CA @ Wanderlust Festival
July 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Festival
July 26 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks^^
July 29 - Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang^^
July 30 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
July 31 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^^
August 2 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
August 3-6 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
August 4-6 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
August 7 - Boston, MA @ Royale
August 8 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
August 11-13 - San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
August 29 - New York City, NY @ Terminal 5
August 31 - New York City, NY @ Apollo Theater
** with Goldlink
^^ with Glass Animals

This group has never felt compelled to induce whiplash; in fact, their willingness to lay back and luxuriate presaged a wave of reflective, unhurried pop that remains trendy today. - Rolling Stone

"Season High, Little Dragon's latest triumph, is continued proof of how timeless this band can be." - Brooklyn Vegan

"Like its predecessors, their fifth full-length Season High purposefully avoids marquee guests and wild stylistic leaps in favor of cautiously controlled, luxury mood music." - Pitchfork

"With an evolved new collection of tracks that are both hot and smart, Little Dragon has set themselves further apart." - Under The Radar

"Season High is typical Little Dragon fare, and we mean that in the best way possible. This is perfect pre-summer music." - Pigeons & Planes

"Throwback synths welcome in the warm slice of alternative R&B, a track full of smooth, subtle low-end and snapping percussion. "High" is equal parts meditative and sensual..."  - Consequence of Sound

"Season High moves from slinky Prince pastiche to body-jacking house music, and it takes all of them with a smooth sense of assurance." - Stereogum

"This paean to loose trips and close touches is a reliable soundtrack to a narcotized Valentine's Day in with a main squeeze." - NPR

"beautiful dream-pop vocals from lead singer Yukimi Nagano, layered over slow-dance-appropriate electronic beats" - Paste Magazine

"Here's your new, woozy bedroom anthem. Press play and vibe out. This is music therapy at its most alleviating." - NYLON

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ALL THAT REMAINS RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR MADNESS - NEW ALBUM OUT TOMORROW

ALL THAT REMAINS
UNVEILS IMPACTFUL VIDEO FOR
MADNESS
STARRING BENGHAZI VETERAN KRIS ‘TANTO’ PARONTO

MADNESS ALBUM OUT TOMORROW VIA RAZOR & TIE

Toronto, ON – April 27, 2017 –  Tomorrow (April 28) marks the release of hard rock juggernaut ALL THAT REMAINS’ highly-anticipated eighth studio album, MADNESS. The New England-based band will release their new opus, produced by Grammy nominated Howard Benson (Halestorm, Papa Roach, Chris Cornell) via Razor & Tie. The material has already seen massive success, reaching #1 at metal radio with the first few singles, and nearing Top 10 in the US Active Rock chart – which can be heard in heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s Octane and Liquid Metal. Immediately following the release of MADNESS, All That Remains will kick off their US headlining Madness Tour, including select shows supporting Five Finger Death Punch, Korn and Motionless In White.

All That Remains vocalist and ex-Marine, Phil Labonte, has been outspoken on many current political and social issues and never shied away from using his voice in support of fellow veterans. The melodic, lyrically intense title track, Madness showcases the range of Labonte’s vocal ability, perfectly capturing the urgency he sees in our need to be more supportive of our veterans.

Today, the band has unveiled a powerful and emotional music video for the song, starring Army Ranger, Benghazi veteran, and speaker, Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto.  Paronto is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who has been deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. He also worked with the US Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environments throughout the world.  Paronto was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours.

The Madness video will offer a helping hand to veterans through its support of two vital organizations – Paronto’s The 14th Hour Foundation, and The Boot Campaign. Labonte couldn’t be more thrilled with the video and partnerships, sharing, We are excited to present the video for Madness. With the help of our friend, Kris Paronto we hope to call attention to the veteran community and the effects of Post Traumatic Stress. There are places you can call if you need someone to talk to. Reach out to the community and you'll find the shoulder you need.”

Watch this special video message from Phil Labonte & Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto: https://youtu.be/FNNch6NmfbE

ABOUT THE 14TH HOUR FOUNDATION:  The 14th Hour Foundation was founded by Kris Paronto or “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles. Tanto knows firsthand that the greatest needs of our fine heroes often occur in the months and years following their mission or fight – in their “14th Hour”.  The 14th Hour Foundation is committed to raising and dispersing funds to help the lives and futures of Veterans, Military Contractor Personnel and First Responders that have served and sacrificed to protect the American Homeland. Proceeds from this charitable fund provide assistance in the form of Honor Grants for those unexpected everyday life events that other government programs may not cover. These may include: utility bills, help with rent, vehicle repair, burial costs and help with college tuition. Additionally, the 14th Hour Foundation partners with other veteran organizations to increase awareness of veteran-related issues and to provide for veteran support services.  Administrative overheads are kept very low so more donation dollars go to those needing assistance.

ABOUT THE BOOT CAMPAIGN: Established in 2009, Boot Campaign began as a photo project and quickly evolved into a more proactive way for Americans to show their patriotism. Charitable donations were gathered and made through a donor advised fund until 2011, when Boot Campaign became a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Boot Campaign is dedicated to promoting patriotism for America and our military community; raising awareness of the unique challenges service members face during and post-service; and providing assistance to military personnel, past and present, and their families. Retail sales of combat boots, apparel and mission-focused merchandise, along with general public donations and corporate sponsorships fund programs that support military families. These efforts extend to all generations of military personnel who endure significant physical, emotional and circumstantial hardships resulting from their service and sacrifice.

Pre-order All That Remains Madness album:
iTunes: geni.us/atrmadness
Merch bundles: allthatremainsonline.com
Amazon: geni.us/madnessamz
Google Play: geni.us/madnessgp

All That Remains Tour Dates:
4/29 - Welcome to Rockville – Jacksonville, FL
4/30 – Fort Rock Festival – Fort Meyers, FL
5/2 – The Masquerade – Hell – Atlanta, GA
5/3 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
5/4 – The Stage on Bay – Savannah, GA
5/6 – Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
5/7 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD w/Korn
5/8 – Mr. Smalls – Millvale, PA
5/9 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
5/ 11 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
5/12 – Q and Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI
5/13 – The Forge – Joliet, IL w/ Motionless In White
5/14 – Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO w/Korn
5/16 – Gas Monkey Bar ‘n Grill – Dallas, TX
5/17 – Concrete Street Amphitheater – Corpus Christi, TX w/ Five Finger Death Punch
5/19 – The Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
5/20 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
5/21 – The Concourse at the International – Knoxville, TN
5/23 – Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
5/24 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
5/25 – Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall – Wantagh, NY
6/11 – Big Growl Six – South Bend, IN
6/16 – Loudwire Live – Flint, MI
6/22 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NH w/ Killswitch Engage
6/23 – Rockfest – Montebello, QC
6/24 – Mountain Park – Holyoke, MA w/ Killswitch Engage
7/14 – Ink in the Clink – Mansfield, OH
7/23 – Rise Above Fest – Bangor, ME
8/19 – Illinois State Fair – Springfield, IL
8/20 – Moonstock Festival – Carterville, IL

All That Remains online:
allthatremainsonline.com
www.facebook.com/allthatremains
twitter.com/atrhq
www.instagram.com/allthatremains
www.pledgemusic.com/projects/allthatremains

Stream new All That Remains here:
Madness: geni.us/madnessspotify
Safe House: geni.us/safehousespotify
Halo: geni.us/halospotify
Louder: geni.us/louderspotify

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IVORY HOURS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM DREAMWORLD ON JUNE 10

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – April 18, 2017 – Fusing alternative rock with a modern pop aesthetic, Toronto’s Ivory Hours is a group defined by their resistance to convention – their melodies are massive but ethereal; their anthems soaring, yet intimate. Formed in 2012 by songwriter, Luke Roes, the band’s sound has come full circle, building on their 2015 debut album, Morning Light, and commercial radio debut, Warpaint. Now, the group is thrilled to share their sophomore full-length offering, Dreamworld, on June 10th. Pre-order Dreamworld here.

Transforming their art-rock beginnings into a farther-reaching ethos, the album represents a new era, juxtaposing synthesizers and monolithic hooks with walls of guitar and fuzzed out bass. Simultaneously ambitious and resolute, the new album proves that Ivory Hours is a band you shouldn’t sleep on. Roes’ words on Dreamworld are honest and insightful – whether he’s penning treatises on modern love (Invincible), feminist anthems (Shadow Kids) or delving deeper, musing on ideas of divinity and shared enlightenment in a post religious age (Dreamworld).

As bird songs and street noise flutter and swell, a voice flows through the cascading soundscape, singing “we’re living in a dreamworld, so don’t forget it.” It’s a call to arms, a battle cry for introspection that sets the tone for Dreamworld.

Dreamworld Tracklisting:
1. Dreamworld                                                                                 
2. Shadow Kids                                                         
3. Only One
4. Blindsided
5. Skeleton
6. Hide and Seek
7. Limbo
8. Invincible
9. You
10. Play Me

Upcoming Tour Dates:
April 19 – Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall (CMW)
May 5 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware
May 12 – Guelph, ON – Ebar
May 13 – Oshawa, ON – Moustache Club
June 9 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern 
June 10 – London, ON – London Music Hall 

Ivory Hours is: Luke Roes, Chris Levesque and Thomas Perquin

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This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government
of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

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RECMOB - NEW VIDEO APP LAUNCES TODAY

APP AIMS TO RECLAIM THE SOCIAL SPACE AND PUT THE POWER BACK IN THE HANDS OF USERS

Toronto, ON – April 18, 2017 – The current social media space is not representative of who we are but rather, how we want the world to see us. This thought gives way to the abundance of highly produced, cluttered content and the recent proliferation of fake news which has resulted in a lack of trust within this space. The social space used to be a place to share authentic stories, free from intimidation and post-production.

Today, a new video app launches – RecMob – a video-only, raw counter-culture social platform aimed at reclaiming this space, capturing real life in real time. RecMob is an alternative to the fake, manufactured, manicured social space dominating society. Have a glimpse at RecMob here.

“We believe RecMob has the ability to bring real meaning and dialogue back into people's’ lives,” comments Raine Maida, Founder. “We are a growing movement of citizens who are Fed Up With Fake.”

By using the unique RecMob lens, users are provided with the same resources to create a single-shot, black and white screen that records up to 60 seconds. Through this lens RecMob unifies its citizens, allowing them to share their true selves. This app democratizes the way we share, bringing the attention back to the story as opposed to the image. Additionally, RecMob helps to discourage ‘trolls’, and encourage conversation, by re-inventing the comment section – to comment on RecMob content, users must record a reply video, putting their face or voice to their statement; limiting unconstructive and malicious discussions.

The launch will be celebrated with a moderated talk with Nadya Tolokonnikova (Pussy Riot) at the Soho House in Toronto, on April 21st, followed by an event in partnership with not-for-profit, Dudebox, on April 22nd. Please see below for details.

"It’s time to create your alternative media resources,” says Tolokonnikova. “It’s much more pleasurable to live in truth than to live in lies."

RecMob is reclaiming the social space, allowing for meaningful and authentic storytelling, while putting the power back in the hands of its users.

Join the MOB:
iOs: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/record-mob/id1033322726
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.recordmob

Soho House Talk, with Nadya Tolokonnikova​ (Pussy Riot)
Friday, April 21
6:00-7:00pm
192 Adelaide St W, Toronto

RecMob Launch Party, in partnership with Dudebox
Featuring special guest DJ sets by Nadya Tolokonnikova, along with Dudebox veteran DJs
Saturday, April 22
10:00pm
500 Keele St, Toronto
In lieu of a cover charge, RecMob will be making a donation to Zona Prava and Inner Development Project – attendees can gain access to the event by showing they have downloaded RecMob on their devices

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SEETHER UNVEIL NOTHING LEFT AT BILLBOARD

NEW ALBUM POISON THE PARISH OUT MAY 12TH

BAND TO EMBARK ON WORLD TOUR THIS SPRING

Toronto, ON – April 17, 2017 – SEETHER, (Shaun Morgan, vocals/guitar; Dale Stewart, bass/vocals; John Humphrey, drums) have shared a new track called Nothing Left from their upcoming album Poison the Parish, due out May 12th, 2017 through Morgan's new Canine Riot Records via Concord Music Group.

Listen to Billboard’s exclusive track premiere of Nothing Left and read the Shaun Morgan Q&A here.  Fans can also listen to Let You Down via Spotify here.

Poison the Parish was recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, and marks the first album produced in its entirety by front man Morgan.  Among the heaviest and emotionally pure efforts of the Seether’s illustrious career, the new album embodies the band’s newfound ferocity and resolve.  "In a time when it’s easy to tune out all the monotonous rock, Seether’s Poison the Parish proves the South African outfit still grooves, crushes and rocks harder than all,” affirms REVOLVERAlternative Press was similarly impressed stating, "Poison the Parish is a return to the darker and heavier style of music that Seether built their name upon.”

Lead single Let You Down, has quickly leapt into rock radio’s Top 10 and shows no sign of slowing down. The band also previously shared Stoke the Fire, which debuted via Revolver.

Seether is preparing to embark on the first leg of the Poison the Parish World Tour, which includes headline shows and festival appearances throughout the spring and summer. Every ticket purchase comes with a physical copy of Poison the Parish. Additionally, a portion of all tickets sold for the Poison the Parish World Tour will benefit the Rise Above Fund, which is a subset of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, the largest suicide prevention organization in the country, and the band's partner on the Rise Above Fest.

Now in its fifth year, the Rise Above Fest has expanded to two days in 2017, on Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd, at Darling's Waterfront Park in Bangor, Maine. Performers include Seether, Korn, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Skillet, Halestorm, Falling in Reverse, and more.

Seether Tour Dates:
4/29 — Ft Meyers, FL — Monster Energy Fort Rock at JetBlue Park*
4/30 — Jacksonville, FL — Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville at Metropolitan Park*
5/2 — Lancaster, PA — Chameleon Club**
5/3 — Lancaster, PA — Chameleon Club**
5/5 —Tuscaloosa, AL — Druid City Music Hall**
5/6 — Nashville, TN — War Memorial Auditorium
5/7 — Charlotte, NC — Carolina Rebellion 2017 at Charlotte Motor Speedway*
5/9 — Asbury Park, NJ — Stone Pony**
5/10 — Asbury Park, NJ — Stone Pony**
5/11  — Wallingford, CT — The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale **
5/14 — Boston, MA — House of Blues - Boston**
5/16 — Clifton Park, NY — Upstate Concert Hall**
5/17 — Niagara Falls, NY — Rapids Theatre**
5/19 — Pittsburgh, PA— Stage AE**
5/20 — Columbus, OH —Rock on the Range 2017 at Columbus Crew Stadium*
5/22 — Grand Rapids, MI — Monroe Live**
5/24 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew's Hall**
5/25 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew's Hall**
5/27 — Omaha, NE — Sokol Auditorium**
5/28 — Pryor, OK — Rocklahoma*
6/1 — Boise, ID — Knitting Factory Concert House***
6/2 — Portland, OR —Waterfront — RoZone Stage /KFBW Radio Show*
6/3 — Seattle, WA — 2nd Annual Crazy Beverage Bash at Showbox SoDo*
6/5 — San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore***
6/6 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues***
6/7 — Tempe, AZ — Marquee Theatre***
6/10 — Saint Louis, MO —The Pageant***
6/11 — South Bend, IN — WRBR /The Bear's Big Growl Six*
7/15 — Bridgeview, IL — Chicago Open Air at Toyota Park*
7/16 — Indianapolis, IN  — Egyptian Room at Old National Centre^
7/18 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogart's^
7/19 — Cleveland, OH — House of Blues ^
7/22 — Bangor, ME — Rise Above Fest at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion*
7/24 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage^
7/25 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage^
7/27 — Philadelphia, PA — The Fillmore^
7/29 — North Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues - Myrtle Beach^
7/30 — Cherokee, NC — Harrah's Cherokee Event Center^
8/1 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom^
8/2 — Springfield, MO — Gillioz Theatre^
8/4 — Saint Paul, MN — The Myth^
8/5 — Milwaukee, WI — The Eagles Ballroom^
8/6 — Peoria, IL — Limelight^
8/8 — Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theatre^
8/9 — Sioux Falls, SD — The District^
8/11 — Glendive MT — Dawson County Fairgrounds ^
8/14 — Boulder, CO — Boulder Theatre^
8/16 — Wichita, KS — The Cotillion^
8/17 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues^
8/19 — San Antonio, TX — The Aztec Theatre^
8/20 — Houston, TX — House of Blues^

*Festival Date
**Featuring Letters From the Fire + Kaleido
***Featuring Through Fire + Kaleido
^Featuring Letters From the Fire + Big Story

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GOV'T MULE RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM REVOLUTION COME… REVOLUTION GO ON JUNE 9 ON FANTASY RECORDS

LISTEN TO LEAD SINGLES, STONE COLD RAGE
VIA ROLLING STONE & SARAH, SURRENDER VIA DENVER’S KBCO

ALBUM PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

REVOLUTION COME…REVOLUTION GO SUMMER 2017 TOUR ANNOUNCED

FAN CLUB TICKET PRE-SALE BEGINS APRIL 19
GENERAL ON SALE APRIL 21

"[Gov't Mule's] songs stomp and wail with unmistakable energy and heft." - NPR

"Warren Haynes is a meaty and masterful slide player, as well as a soulful singer and songwriter." Rolling Stone

"A band heavy enough to be James Hetfield’s favorite; grungy, gritty and bluesy enough to earn the praises of ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons; and swirly enough to speak loud and clear to the Phishheads who flock to their shows to twirl the night away." Guitar World

Toronto, ON – April 13, 2017 – Preeminent American rock band, Gov't Mule, have announced the release of their anticipated 10th studio album, Revolution Come… Revolution Go, out June 9th on Fantasy Records. Steeped in the roots and mystique of rock, blues, soul, jazz and country, Revolution Come… Revolution Go enriches Gov’t Mule’s distinguished legacy with cleverly-crafted songs, intelligent and timely lyrical commentary, and downright incendiary playing, while the depth and breadth of the band’s stunning songwriting is displayed with full force. Listen to lead Rock single, Stone Cold Rage, which premiered via Rolling Stone, here, and read GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend and Gov’t Mule front man, Warren Haynes’ first interview about the record which includes a behind-the-scenes video of the making of the album. Denver’s KBCO world premiered the lead Triple A single, Sarah, Surrender, on the ‘BCO Morning Show with Bret Saunders. Listen to the song here. Revolution Come… Revolution Go is available for pre-order now via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, PledgeMusic and Mule.net.  With each order, fans will receive instant downloads of Stone Cold Rage and Sarah, Surrender.

The release of Gov’t Mule’s first studio album in four years will coincide with the band’s newly announced Revolution Come… Revolution Go Tour this summer with special guest, Galactic. This will follow the band’s previously announced, Come What May Tour this spring, which will include a headlining show at Central Park SummerStage on May 17th in New York City. Full routing below for all upcoming dates. For ticket info, please visit www.Mule.net.

Exemplified by the duality of the two lead singles – the walloping, aggressive guitar riffs of Stone Cold Rage, and the simmering, soulful grooves of Sarah, Surrender – Revolution Come… Revolution Go is a thrilling musical journey and Gov’t Mule’s most diverse album to date. The group began recording the album in Austin, TX, on Election Day in November 2016, with half the country poised for upset no matter the outcome. It is a sentiment that is evident on songs like Stone Cold Rage, Pressure Under Fire and the title track. While Gov’t Mule’s storytelling has always been inspired in part by American struggles and experiences, Revolution Come… Revolution Go finds the band’s finger on the pulse of the very divided political climate, poignantly capturing the tension and emotions felt by Americans regardless of political affiliation. These lyrical observations are threaded together with a message of unity. The album’s cover art speaks to this theme. Created by artist Richard Borge, it displays a soldier atop a broken toy mule facing the wrong way as he yells through an orange street cone. “It’s that same idea,” explains Haynes, referring to the country’s current state of affairs. “The character is yelling to nobody and facing backwards. It makes you think.”

While there are some political observations on Revolution Come… Revolution Go, there are also introspective ruminations on life and love like the countrified road song, Traveling Tune, the soaring The Man I Want To Be, and the slow-burning, reflective Easy Times. Throughout the record, Haynes’ dynamic vocals sound as strong and rich as ever, swinging effortlessly between rock ‘n’ roll grit and soulful crooning. Longtime collaborator Gordie Johnson joined Haynes as co-producer for six tunes, while the legendary Don Was co-produced on the powerful and moving Dreams & Songs, and the thought-provoking Pressure Under Fire. Jimmie Vaughan makes a sizzling cameo on the super-charged Burning Point. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground is the reworking of the traditional blues instrumental originally recorded by Blind Willie Johnson to which Haynes added lyrics and the band turned into an epic gospel rock closer.

Gov’t Mule – Haynes, Matt Abts [drums], Danny Louis [keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals], and Jorgen Carlsson [bass] – has galvanized a global fan base with their music and improvisational virtuosity, leading them to be recognized as one of the most timeless, revered and active bands in the world whose spot amongst rock titans remains unshakable.

Revolution Come…Revolution Go Standard Track Listing:
1. Stone Cold Rage
2. Drawn That Way
3. Pressure Under Fire
4. The Man I Want To Be
5. Traveling Tune
6. Thorns Of Life
7. Dreams & Songs
8. Sarah, Surrender
9. Revolution Come, Revolution Go
10. Burning Point (ft. Jimmie Vaughan)
11. Easy Times
12. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground

Deluxe Version – Bonus CD:
1. What Fresh Hell
2. Click-Track
3. Outside Myself
4. Revolution Come, Revolution Go (Alternate Version)
5. The Man I Want To Be (Live In Studio Version)
6. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground (Live In Studio Version)

Gov’t Mule 2017 Tour Dates:
April 20-22 – Live Oak, FL @ Wanee Festival 
April 23 – Greenville, SC @ Peace Center Concert Hall*
April 24 – Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center*
April 26 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall*  
April 27 – Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre*
April 28 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre**
May 17 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage^
May 19 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater^
May 20 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
May 22 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
May 23 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
May 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
May 26 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
May 27 – Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Festival
May 28 – Cumberland, MD @ DelFest
June 29 – July 2 – Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
July 15 – Patchogue, NY @ Great South Bay Music Festival
August 1 – Augusta, GA @ Jessye Norman Amphitheater^
August 3 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater^
August 4 – Daniel Island, SC @ Family Circle Stadium^
August 5 – Charlotte, NC @ CMCU Amphitheater^
August 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre^
August 8 – Lewiston, NY @ ArtPark^
August 9 – Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier^
August 10 – Scranton, PA @ Peach Music Festival
August 11 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion^
August 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^
August 14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Gardens^
August 16 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at Great White River Park^
August 17 – Des Moines, IA @ Brenton Skating Plaza^
August 18 – Papillion, NE @ Sumter Amphitheater^
August 19 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre#
August 22 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!##
August 24 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend##
August 25-27 – Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival
August 26 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater##
August 27 – Louisville, KY@ Iroquois Amphitheater##

* with Eric Krasno Band
** with Soulive
^ with Chris Robinson Brotherhood
^^ with Galactic
# with Yonder Mountain String Band & The Marcus King Band
## with Blackberry Smoke

ABOUT GOV’T MULE & WARREN HAYNES: 
Gov't Mule has showcased its virtuosity, intelligence and breadth over the course of 16 studio and live albums, millions of album/track sales and streams and thousands of performances. The flexible interplay amongst front man Warren Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboardist Danny Louis and bassist Jorgen Carlsson makes them a true living, breathing ensemble. Gov't Mule's vast reservoir of songs has become a human encyclopedia of great American music while adding to that cannon with their signature sound. Celebrated as one of music’s most treasured storytellers, Gov’t Mule’s front man GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter, Warren Haynes, is lauded as one of the most formidable guitarists and vocalists of the modern era. A cornerstone of the American music landscape, he has brought his artistry to three of the greatest live rock groups – Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and the Dead.

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BNQT PREMIERE NEW TRACK REAL LOVE

BNQT (MEMBERS OF MIDLAKE, BAND OF HORSES, FRANZ FERDINAND, GRANDADDY, TRAVIS)  PREMIERE REAL LOVE VIA STEREOGUM

VOLUME 1 OUT APRIL 28 ON LAST GANG/DUALTONE

“…a golden-hued, horn-laden paean to melodic oldies pop.”Stereogum

Toronto, ON – April 13, 2017 – Indie super group BNQT have debuted new track, Real Love, which sees bandleader Eric Pulido and his all-star collaborators stacking harmonies over florid brass arrangements. The track comes from their “glorious” (Q) debut album, Volume I, set for release on April 28 via Last Gang/Dualtone (Entertainment One companies). Listen to Real Love over at Stereogum.

Volume 1 is already garnering high praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Q, MOJO, Billboard, and more. Uncut calls it “a sumptuous, immensely pleasurable album,” while MOJO, in a 4 Star review, deems it “a magic carpet ride to cloud nine…beautiful.” At SXSW, KCRW named them an Artist To Watch and Billboard praised their “rich, lush and harmony-drenched pop songs.”

Volume 1 includes ten new, original songs and features five vocalists – Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Fran Healy of Travis, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, and Pulido – who wrote and sing two tracks each, with backing from other Midlake members McKenzie Smith (drums), Joey McClellan (guitar) and Jesse Chandler (keys).  Volume 1 was recorded and produced mostly at Midlake’s studio in Denton, TX.

Praise for BNQT and ‘Volume I’:

“A feast of spaced-country textures and shameless melodic throwback…a rapture of fizz-riff buoyance, rural-saloon daydreaming, and British-pop classicism.”  
— David Fricke, Rolling Stone

“Glorious… Thanks to Pulido’s deft string-pulling their varied backgrounds gel nicely in a kind of 70s West Coast FM rock radio way.” — Q (4 Stars ****)

“Eric Pulido has inspired his guests to explore new stylistic territory… A sumptuous, immensely pleasurable album.” —  Uncut (8/10)

“A magic carpet ride to cloud nine. It is beautiful.” — MOJO (4 Stars ****)

“Rich, lush and harmony-drenched.” — Billboard

“Utterly gorgeous… A luscious 70s sound washes over BNQT’s debut.” — Clash (8/10)

“A smashing success.” — Yahoo! Music

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SYLVAN ESSO SHARE VIDEO FOR RADIO

PREMIERING TODAY AT VULTURE

NEW ALBUM WHAT NOW OUT APRIL 28TH  ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ON SALE NOW

WATCH RADIO HERE

"Radio" deals with the game dynamics of pop culture, media, and the players who participate in it. Often times, it can be hard to distinguish where the actual power is held- who is the pusher, who is the user, and who is being used- and, maybe, that those roles aren't mutually exclusive. The women in our video are masters of this riddle, acting as devout consumers, and also powerfully seductive influencers - a balance that all women know too well.

-Elise Tyler, director

Toronto, ON – April 12, 2017 – Acclaimed duo Sylvan Esso's long awaited new album, What Now, will be released on April 28th via Loma Vista Recordings, and today, they have shared the Elise Taylor-directed video for their single Radio. When the single was first released late last year, Radio hit #1 on Hype Machine, and has become a streaming powerhouse, rocketing to #1 on Spotify's Viral 50 charts (US and Global), and amassing nearly 10 million streams. The band performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Sylvan Esso’s sophomore album, What Now, is the sound of a band truly fulfilling the potential and promise of their debut. Everything has evolved –  the production is bolder, the vocals are more intense, the melodies are more irresistible, and the songs shine that much brighter. However, it is also a record that was made in 2016 –  which means it is inherently grappling with the chaos of a country coming undone, the voices of two people nestled in studios around the country who were bemused by what they looked out and saw. It’s an album that is both political and personal, and blurs the line between the two –  What Now describes the inevitable low that comes after every high, fulfillment tempered by the knowledge that there is no clearly defined conclusion.  It’s a record about falling in love and learning that it won’t save you; about the over sharing of information and the fine line between self-awareness and narcissism; about meeting one’s own personal successes but feeling the fizzling embers of the afterglow rather than the roar of achievement; about the crushing realization that no progress can ever feel permanent. It is an album that finds its strength in its own duality. But at its core, What Now is an album of the finest songs this band has ever written –  produced masterfully, sang fearlessly –  to articulate our collective undercurrents of anxiety and joy.

Pre-order What Now at the band's store and on iTunes. Watch videos for Kick Jump Twist and Die Young, new songs from What Now.

In May, Sylvan Esso will kick off a headlining tour with dates in Europe, before kicking off their North American tour in Atlanta on May 13th at the Shaky Knees Festival. The tour will see them play NYC's newest venue, Brooklyn Steel, on May 18th, Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, multiple nights in Madison, WI, Portland and Seattle, and top slots at Boston Calling and Eaux Claires festivals.

The band have also announced their own massive hometown one-day festival at Shakori Hills in Pittsboro, NC on September 30th, where Sylvan Esso will be joined by their friends Tune-Yards, Wye Oak, Helado Negro, Well$ and more.

 

Sylvan Esso on Tour:

4/24 - Los Angeles, CA - Amoeba Records Sunset In-Store
5/2 - Berlin, DE - SchwuZ [SOLD OUT]
5/3 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet [SOLD OUT]
5/4 - London, UK - The Village Underground [SOLD OUT]
5/5 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere [SOLD OUT]
5/13 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
5/14 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore *
5/15 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live *
5/18 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel * [SOLD OUT]
5/19 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel * [SOLD OUT]
5/20 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *[SOLD OUT]
5/21 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *[SOLD OUT]
5/23 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre *[SOLD OUT]
5/25 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Ballroom *[SOLD OUT]
5/26 - Boston, MA - Boston Calling Music Festival
5/27 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *[SOLD OUT]
5/28 - Washington, DC- 9:30 Club *[SOLD OUT]
6/13 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre +[SOLD OUT]
6/14 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre ~[SOLD OUT]
6/16 - Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires
7/14 - 16 Gräfenhainichen, DE  - Melt! Festival
7/26 - Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn
8/5 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
8/6 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue %
8/7 - Minneapolis MN - First Avenue %[SOLD OUT]
8/8 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium %
8/10 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre %[SOLD OUT]
8/11 - Bellvue, CO - Mishawaka Amphitheatre %[SOLD OUT]
8/12 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot %
8/15 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore %[SOLD OUT]              
8/16 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom %[SOLD OUT]
8/17 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom %[SOLD OUT]
8/18 - Seattle, WA - Neptune $[SOLD OUT]
8/19 - Seattle, WA - Neptune $[SOLD OUT]
8/22 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater %
8/23 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater %
8/25 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium %
8/26 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park %
8/27 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Outdoors %
8/29 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater %[SOLD OUT]
8/30 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater %
8/31 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall %
9/1 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theater %
9/15 - Charlottesville, VA - The Jefferson #
9/16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE #
9/17 - Detroit, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom #
9/19 - Columbus, OH - Express Live! #
9/20 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues #
9/21 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's #
9/22 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium #
9/23 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre #
9/25 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note #
9/26 - Kansas City, MO - CrossroadsKC #
9/28 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom #
9/29 - Asheville, NC - ExploreAsheville.com Arena #
9/30 - Pittsboro, NC - Shakori Hills &

* w/ Lucy Dacus
+ w/ Aero Flynn
~ w/ Field Report
% w/ Flock of Dimes
$ w/ Dana Buoy
#  w/ Helado Negro
& w/ Tune-Yards, Wye Oak, Helado Negro, Well$

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ALL THAT REMAINS LAUNCH MADNESS ALBUM PRE-ORDER

LAUNCH MADNESS ALBUM PRE-ORDER                                                                                   

SHARE LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE HALO                                                  

MADNESS DUE OUT APRIL 28TH VIA RAZOR & TIE

Toronto, ON – April 11th, 2017 –   Longevity in the music industry is no easy feat. As the release of their highly anticipated eighth studio album approaches, All That Remains have solidified their spot in history with 15 years of musical mayhem under their belts and no signs of slowing down. The New England-based quintet will release Madness on April 28th via Razor and Tie Records. The band gave a small sampling of the Howard Benson (Halestorm, Papa Roach, Chris Cornell) produced record, premiering two hard-hitting but very diverse tracks – a melodic, thought provoking single entitled  Madness, that’s currently climbing the rock radio charts – and a dark, brutal selection called Safe House, full of guttural screams, aggressive instrumentation, and pit-ready breakdowns that already reached #1 at metal radio.

With the help of Revolver Magazine, All That Remains unveiled the lyric video for their thrasher new track, Halo. The song is an aggressive anthem of defiance and strength in one’s convictions. It opens with a speedy electronic passage that sounds like a violin on hyper drive, then develops into a blazing number that balances melodic vocals with pain stricken howls: "so you think you know the way that I should live my life... I'll smash the crown before I give you the power to decide.” Watch the lyric video here.

“We really wanted this record to be different,” says Philip Labonte (vocals), explaining the inclusion of electronic samples and the dramatic juxtaposition between roaring chaos and accessible craftsmanship.

And push themselves they did. Fans can pre-order All That Remains blistering new record, Madness. Merchandise bundles will be available and all digital pre-orders will include instant gratification tracks of the albums pre-released songs: Madness, Safe House and Halo.

Pre-order All That Remains Madness album:

iTunes: http://geni.us/atrmadness
Amazon: http://geni.us/madnessamz
Google Play: http://geni.us/madnessgp
Merch bundles: http://allthatremainsonline.com

All That Remains Tour Dates:

4/8 – Blazefest – Fresno, CA

4/15 – Brufest – Phoenix, AZ

4/21 – Las Rageous – Las Vegas, NV

4/29 - Welcome to Rockville – Jacksonville, FL

4/30 – Fort Rock Festival – Fort Meyers, FL

5/2 – The Masquerade – Hell – Atlanta, GA
5/3 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
5/5 – Carolina Rebellion – Forest City, NC

5/7 – The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD w/Korn
5/8 – Mr. Smalls – Millvale, PA
5/9 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
5/ 11 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
5/12 – Q and Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI
5/13 – The Forge – Joliet, IL w/ Motionless In White
5/14 – Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO w/Korn
5/16 – State Farm Arena – Hidalgo, TX w/Five Finger Death Punch

5/17 – Concrete Street Amphitheater – Corpus Christi, TX w/ Five Finger Death Punch

5/19 – The Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
5/20 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
5/21 – The Concourse at the International – Knoxville, TN
5/23 – Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
5/24 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
5/25 – The Emporium – Patchogue, NY
6/11 – St Joseph County Fair – South Bend, IN

6/16 – Loudwire Live – Flint, MI

6/23 – Rockfest – Montebello, QC, Canada
7/16 – Ink in the Clink – Mansfield, OH 

7/23 – Rise Above Fest – Bangor, ME

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FLOGGING MOLLY’S FORMIDABLE NEW ALBUM LIFE IS GOOD AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

INCLUDES NEW SINGLE REPTILES (WE WOKE UP) AND
THE HAND OF JOHN L. SULLIVAN

 

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINING TOUR KICKS OFF
MAY 4TH IN OAKLAND, CA

Toronto, ON – April 10th, 2017 – LIFE IS GOOD, the strikingly powerful album from seminal Celtic rockers, Flogging Molly, is available for pre-order via iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, PledgeMusic and FloggingMolly.com.  Each digital pre-order includes an instant download of the new single, Reptiles (We Woke Up) and The Hand of John L. Sullivan.  LIFE IS GOOD will be released June 2nd via Vanguard Records. 

Reptiles (We Woke Up) is the perfect introduction for an album that serves as a wake-up call to those who have simply stood by while controversial political decisions were made. “We woke up,” sings vocalist/lyricist Dave King, in Reptiles (We Woke Up), “And we won’t fall back asleep.” Watch the lyric video here.  

“It’s all quite scary these days,” says King. “A lot of people didn’t make their voices heard because they didn’t think such decisions would have been made in the first place. And now that these decisions have been made, they're like, ‘what the--we were asleep while this was going on, by the looks of it.’ It’s an encouraging thing to see people rise up and take to the streets to demonstrate and march. It’s a positive thing.”

Produced by Grammy Award-winning Joe Chiccarelli (U2, White Stripes, Beck), co-produced by Ross Hogarth and recorded in Ireland, LIFE IS GOOD is filled with rousing songs that are timeless in their sentiment, but directly related to today’s most pressing concerns: politics, the economy, unemployment, planned boomtowns gone bust and immigration policies gone awry. LIFE IS GOOD marks Flogging Molly’s first studio album in six years, following 2011’s highly acclaimed, Speed of Darkness, which reached #9 on Billboard’s Top 200.

Fans can experience Reptiles live—along with a few other special concert previews of the album—on Flogging Molly’s North American headlining tour, which kicks off on May 4th in Oakland, CA (see itinerary below). Ticket orders in select markets will include a digital download of LIFE IS GOOD (upon release).  For additional ticket information visit www.floggingmolly.com.

Founded in Los Angeles, Flogging Molly has long been hailed for their compelling lyrics of exile, rebellion, history and struggle told through exuberant anthems with a fierce blend of raucous punk/rock and traditional Irish music. 

Flogging Molly is:  Dave King (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bodhran), Bridget Regan (Violin, Tin Whistle), Dennis Casey (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar), Bob Schmidt (Banjo, Mandolin), Matt Hensley (Accordion, Piano, Concertina), Nathen Maxwell (Bass Guitar), Mike Alonso (Drums, Percussion).

LIFE IS GOOD TRACK LISTING

There’s Nothing Left Pt. 1
The Hand of John L. Sullivan
Welcome to Adamstown
Reptiles (We Woke Up)
The Days We’ve Yet to Meet
Life is Good
The Last Serenade (Sailors and Fishermen)
The Guns of Jericho
Crushed (Hostile Nations)
Hope  
The Bride Wore Black          
Until We Meet Again

2017 'LIFE IS GOOD' INTERNATIONAL TOUR:
The White Buffalo to support to support U.S. dates May 4-June 3 EXCEPT May 14 and May 16
May 4th Oakland, CA Fox Theater
May 5th Portland, OR Roseland Theater
May 6th Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
May 7th – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
May 9th Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory
May 10th Boise, ID The Knitting Factory
May 12th Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
May 13th Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
May 14th Omaha, NE Sogol Auditorium
May 16th St. Paul, MN Palace Theatre
May 18th Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
May 19th Morgantown, VA – The Morgantown Ampitheater
May 20th Silver Spring, MDThe Fillmore
May 21st New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall
May 23rd New York, NY Irving Plaza
May 24thNew York, NY Irving Plaza
May 26th Boston, MA House of Blues
May 27th Portland, ME State Theater
May 28th –Montreal, QC – Metropolis
May 30th – Toronto, ON – Rebel Complex

June 1st Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
June 2nd Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
June 3rd Detroit, MI The Fillmore
June 2nd-4th Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Music Festival
June 16th Stockholm, Sweden Grona Lund
June 17th  Copenhagen, Denmark Komuz Festival
June 23rd   Schussed, Germany Hurricane Festival
June 24th – Neuhausen Obeck, Germany Southside Festival
June 25th –  Strasbourg, France Artefact Festival
July 1st –  Wurzburg, Germany Mission Ready Festival
July 2nd Athens, Greece  Rockwave Festival
July 11thSesto San Giovanni, Italy Carroponte Spazio Mil
July 14th – Dresden, Germany  Dresden Open Air w/The Broilers
July 15th  Berlin, Germany  Dresden Open Air w/The Broilers
August 26th – Indre Osterbro, Denmark  Parken
August 28th – Monchengladbach, Germany  Sparkassepark
August 30th   Thun, Switzerland  Stockhorn Arena
September 1st – Graz, Austria  Messe Graz
September 5th  Eindhoven, The Netherlands  Strijp-S

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CAT CLYDE ANNOUNCES IVORY CASTANETS DUE MAY 5TH VIA CINEMATIC MUSIC GROUP

SHARES VIDEO FOR LIKE A WAVE VIA THE 405

CURRENTLY TOURING NORTH AMERICA

Toronto, ON – April 6, 2017 –  After sharing The Meadow and announcing a string of North American tour dates, Cat Clyde is back today to announce the details of her debut album, Ivory Castanets, due May 5th via Cinematic Music Group. To celebrate the debut project, Cat Clyde is also sharing a new video for her track, Like A Wave. The visual features Cat and her dog, Kuma, meandering the coast and is a reflection of how her music is closely tied to the rural landscape that she grew up in. Find the full album details and tour routing below and watch Like A Wave here.

Cat Clyde, is a brand-new artist out of Stratford, ON. A fresh take on the classic sounds of yesteryear; breathing new life into the velvety vocal, tack-piano, slide-guitar-style that can instantly walk you through the swinging doors of a packed saloon. With influences ranging from Etta James to Janis Joplin to Lead Belly, hers is a mix that goes down smoother than a neat glass of mellow Kentucky bourbon. No longer do you need to reach for your trusty sifting pan and river boots to find gold. You just need to know one name.

It’s an old saying; time flows away like the water in a river. A comparison that has more to it than you might think at first glance. Whether it's a raging torrent or a bubbling backyard brook, both water and time can hide, obscure, and keep us from seeing some of the priceless treasures that lie just beneath the surface. The key to finding them is simply knowing where to look, and when to listen.

PRE-ORDER Ivory Castanets: http://catclyde.lnk.to/ic

STREAM The Meadow: https://soundcloud.com/catclyde/themeadow

WATCH Mama Said: https://youtu.be/gqXdU1IK2JI

IVORY CASTANETS TRACKLISTING:
1. Sheets Of Green
2. The Meadow
3. Running Water
4. Like A Wave
5. Heavy Weight
6. Mama Said
7. The Man I Loved Blues
8. Move Along
9. Walkin' Down The Road
10. Chimes In The Night

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
4/6 - Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond's Garage*
4/8 - San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah*
4/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar*
4/12 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*
4/13 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar*
4/14 - Roswell, New Mexico @ Pecos Flavors Winery & Bistro*
4/18-22 - Toronto, ON @ Canadian Music Week
4/29 - Norman, OK @ Norman Music Festival
* = w/ SUSTO

www.catclydemusic.com

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ASTROCOLOR RELEASES ASTROCOLOR II EP VIA ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC

EXCLUSIVE SHOW IN TORONTO
DURING CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK ON APRIL 21ST

Toronto, ON – April 7th, 2017 – Today, Victoria, BC-based electronica group, Astrocolor, delivers their new EP, Astrocolor II, via Entertainment One Music. The album is a follow up to their December 2016 self-titled three-track EP of cosmic house and electronics, bridging live with studio recordings, recalling The Chemical Brothers, Air and St. Germain. Astrocolor II is available to stream and purchase on Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play.

Astrocolor is celebrating the release tonight with a hometown show at Lucky Bar in Victoria, BC. In addition, the group will head east to bring their unique live performance to Canadian Music Week in Toronto, with a set alongside New York’s Too Many Zooz at The Mod Club on April 21st. See details below.

Astrocolor II is a stunning beat-and-pulse driven record of techno, house and funk, blended with intricate strings and jazzy percussion. The EP was produced by Neil Cooke-Dallin and mixed by Count (Tycho, DJ Shadow, Thievery Corporation).

Commencing with Push Too Hard, featuring sultry vocals by Fox Glove, the album dives into a diverse foray of sound.  El Escape wavers through consistent tempo and groove, while Figure It Out and Tokyo Metro are complimented by soulful saxophone and light keys. There are three remix tracks on the album – two by Righteous Rainbows of Togetherness and one by Anand Greenwell – that are perfect for both solo listening and the nightclub.  See complete track list below. 

Astrocolor released their debut, Lit Up, in 2015, which Clash (UK) called, “Ethereal joy…straddling relaxed jazz, funky electronics, vaguely psychedelic rock and spatial dub.” The Sunday Times (UK) praised the record as, “Spacey, dubby, jazzy background/foreground music.”

Astrocolor has another EP in the works, set for release this summer. While you wait, be sure to check out Astorcolor II and experience them live at Canadian Music Week!

ASTROCOLOR II TRACK LIST:

1.Push Too Hard (feat. Fox Glove)
2.El Escape
3.Figure It Out
4.Tokyo Metro
5.Tokyo Metro (Righteous Rainbows of Togetherness Remix)
6.Push Too Hard (Righteous Rainbows of Togetherness Remix)
7.El Escape (Anand Greenwell Remix)

Hometown Release Show
* with Righteous Rainbows of Togetherness, Weird Party

Friday, April 7th – Lucky Bar – Victoria, BC
Doors: 9:00 pm
Show: 10:00 pm
Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2obrxlR

Canadian Music Week 2017 Show – Toronto, ON
*With Too Many Zooz, The Kount

Friday, April 21st - The Mod Club
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2mVN4Qd

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

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EPIDEMIC MUSIC GROUP CELEBRATES THE END OF THEIR GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT FOR THE LONGEST CONCERT BY MULTIPLE ARTISTS

LIVE MUSIC PLAYED ‘ROUND THE CLOCK AT STOUFFVILLE’S EARL OF WHITCHURCH FOR OVER 18 DAYS

OVER $90,000 RAISED FOR CHARITY

Toronto, ON – April 6, 2017 – At midnight on Wednesday, April 5th, the music finally stopped at Stouffville’s Earl of Whitchurch, and the celebrating began! Epidemic Music Group set out to break the world record for the Longest Concert by Multiple Artists, over 18 days ago, and last night they met their goal! The group will be submitting 437 hours of continuous concert, to cinch the Guinness World Record for Canada's 150th!

Over 450 Canadian musical acts performed live music ‘round the clock for 18+ days. Months of organization by Kevin Ker and Epidemic Music Group, along with a massive group of industry leaders, passionate volunteers, sponsors, charities and music lovers, went into preparing for this record-breaking event. Audiences (which, according to the Guinness rules and regulations for this record, could never drop below 10 people at any given point) were treated to a diverse line-up of musical performances, spanning genres from rock, pop, country, folk, and beyond, as well as some exciting special guests.

In addition to stellar live music, each day showcased and highlighted a different Canadian charity – helping to bring awareness and support to important organizations across the country. Over $90,000 was raised for the charities, including the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook Hospital. “We are so pleased to see this community of music lovers support the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research,” said Winnette Sampson, director of community engagement at Sunnybrook Foundation. “Your support will help us conduct ground-breaking research that will benefit patients not only at Sunnybrook, but across Canada and around the world. To learn more about the research that’s happening, visit Sunnybrook.ca/braincancer

"This concert was such an incredible experience,” comments organizer, Kevin Ker, Epidemic Music Group. “It exceeded our expectations in so many ways. We set out to accomplish a world record but it was the community, the music, the charities and the new friendships that became the focus. I am feeling so many different emotions. It will take weeks if not months to fully understand the implications and reach of this event. So many people are forever changed having been involved."

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RAPPER TOKEN HITS THE ROAD ON CANADIAN TOUR

TOUR KICKS OFF TONIGHT IN VANCOUVER

NEW VIDEO FOR DOOZY RELEASED

MIXTAPE ERASER SHAVINGS OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – April 5, 2017 – Rap prodigy, Token, is thrilled to share the tracks off his mixtape, Eraser Shavings, with audiences across Canada this month. Kicking off today in Vancouver, BC, the Massachusetts native hits the road with shows from coast to coast (full details below). Check out Token’s latest video for his track, Doozy, while you wait for him to hit your town.

Doozy can be found on Token’s recent mixtape, Eraser Shavings, which was released in the fall of 2016. Although he was rhyming for years, it was after releasing the video No Sucka MCs on YouTube that Token gained national attention. The video quickly amassed 2.7 million views, and also prompted superstar Mark Wahlberg to take to Twitter and proclaim Token his new favorite rapper.

No Sucka MCs also prompted iconic hip-hop tastemaker, Sway Calloway, to invite Token to spit on his influential Sway in the Morning SiriusXM show. “I rehearsed day and night for Sway,” Token reveals. “I wanted it flawless. And I actually prepared about 11 minutes of material, roughly 250 bars. Then, literally the day before, I got the news that I would have about half that time. I had to chop 11 minutes down to like 6, basically overnight. It was nerve-wracking.” Sway’s cohost, Tracy G, actually broke down in tears with his verse — the video of which has garnered over a million views in a single 24-hour period, and totals more than 6.7 million views to date. The internet was set aflame by an apparent rap prodigy.

At only 17, Token is already many things to many people. What’s singular is his drive: “I have a lofty goal; I want to make a living off my passion. Music is what helped me get confidence. Music is my time to be invincible. Even though I’m young, my childhood already feels like a different life, because I’m looking back and writing on it. I’m in love with writing and I’m not going to pigeonhole myself.”

Stay tuned for more from Token in 2017 and don’t miss him on the road this month!

CANADIAN TOUR:
April 5 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
April 7 – Victoria, BC – Upstairs Cabaret
April 9 – Kelowna, BC – Kelona Theatre
April 12 – Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market
April 13 – Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
April 14 – Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Event Centre
April 15 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
April 17 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Rockhouse
April 20 – Sarnia, ON – Station Music Hall
April 21 – London, ON – London Music Hall
April 22 – Kitchener, ON – Elements
April 23 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix, CMW
April 25 – Kingston, ON – Stages
April 26 – Ottawa, ON – LS Live
April 27 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
April 28 – Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
April 29 – Moncton, NB – Club Revolution
April 30 – Halifax, NS – Marquee Ballroom

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INDOOR RECESS LEAVES THE NATION’S CAPITAL CELEBRATING

MANAGEMENT AND PUBLICITY CLIENTS BRING HOME THREE JUNO AWARDS

THE STRUMBELLAS – SINGLE OF THE YEAR
A TRIBE CALLED RED – PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
GRIMES – VIDEO OF THE YEAR

ANNOUNCE WORLDWIDE MANAGEMENT DEALS WITH //AMISTAD// AND LONG RANGE HUSTLE

TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – The 2017 JUNO Awards in Ottawa was a weekend of celebration, with Indoor Recess management/publicity client, The Strumbellas, winning Single of the Year for their monster hit, Spirits; publicity client, A Tribe Called Red being awarded Producer of the Year; and publicity client, Grimes, taking home a Video of the Year nod for Kill vs Maim. The Strumbellas and A Tribe Called Red both captivated the audience at the live award show broadcast on Sunday, April 2, with stunning live performances. The weekend kicked off with performances by publicity clients, and Electronic Album of the Year nominees, Harrison, and Holy Fuck, at Ottawa’s legendary, Zaphod Beeblebrox.

“It was a whirlwind of a weekend and I couldn’t be more proud,” reflected Joanne Setterington, Founder of Indoor Recess. “The Strumbellas and A Tribe Called Red were a huge part of the weekend and kept us on our toes!  It was awesome to celebrate along with them and all of the nominees and folks from the industry.”

Indoor Recess goes west, signing Vernon, BC five-piece alt-rock band, //AMISTAD//,  for a worldwide management deal.

“I’ve been talking with these guys for a little while and feel ridiculously excited to be working with them,” commented Joanne. “They’re amazing songwriters, strong performers and all five of them are tremendously dedicated to this band. Hearing songs like Darkerside and Human made my ears perk up right away and as soon as I saw them live, I knew I wanted to manage them.”

The Artist Management / Public Relations hybrid company is pleased to announce that Amanda McCauley has become partner, after spearheading the PR side for the last year.

Aven Hoffarth, who joined the management team a year ago, brings her client, Long Range Hustle, to the roster. Check out the five-piece Toronto indie-rockers’ video for Paddle Away, and catch them live at Grace O’Malleys in Toronto on April 21st for CMW.

“Amanda McCauley has been an integral part of this company for the past seven years,” says Joanne. “She was at the helm of the ship at Sunday’s red carpet at the JUNOs and taught me a thing or two! I’m grateful for and inspired by the leadership role she’s assumed on the PR side over the past year and I thoroughly enjoy talking strategy and planning with her. Aven Hoffarth lives and breathes management and is an absolute natural at it. I’m really honoured that she has brought Long Range Hustle into the family. We are a company of people that love what we do and take pride in the success our artists get to experience. I’m truly excited about the future!”

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MAGIC GIANT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM IN THE WIND OUT MAY 19TH

PRE-ORDER NOW AVAILABLE

IN THE WIND 2017 TOUR ANNOUNCED

SET ON FIRE PREMIERED ON
LIVE FROM THE BUNKER VIA CULTURE COLLIDE

"Having built a reputation for their infectious and upbeat sound, blending folk instruments (banjo, fiddle, harmonica) with big drums and dance rhythms, the band leaves a lasting impression on listeners." – Paste

"...the band is inspiring mass dance-alongs" – Billboard

"Magic Giant captures the energy and spirit of the past few waves of upbeat, passionate indie-folk." - NPR

Toronto, ON – April 4th, 2017 – In anticipation of the May release of their debut album, In The Wind, LA-based alt-folk trio, Magic Giant, announced their In The Wind 2017 tour with shows in San Francisco, New York City, Washington DC, Vancouver and more! They will also be playing at various music festivals including WayHome Music and Arts Festival, Emerge Festival, Sun Drenched Music Festival, LaureLive, Firefly Music Festival, RiSE Festival, and more. See below for complete list of tour dates. Magic Giant premiered Set On Fire live from The Bunker via Culture Collide. Watch the performance here.

The band has released two songs from In The Wind, Set On Fire and Jade.  In The Wind will be released on May 19th via Washington Square/Razor&Tie. The album was co-produced with Ben Allen (Walk the Moon, MIA, Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective). In The Wind is available for pre-order now. You can also pre-order the CD and merchandise bundle from Magic Giant's website.

To date, Set On Fire, amassed over 4 million streams in less than one year, and reached #4 on Spotify's US Viral 50. Watch the official music video to Set On Fire here. You can check out the acoustic version of the track here.  

In the spring of 2016, Austin Bisnow (lead vocals), Zambricki Li (banjo, violin, harmonica), and Zang (acoustic guitar, cello) welcomed nature into the fold as their unofficial fourth member. Magic Giant converted a shuttle bus into a solar-powered mobile recording studio and set out to record In the Wind. Inside a Redwood tree off the coast of California, within a tunnel by Snoqualmie Pass, on an airstrip in Marble, Colorado, and in a wild daisy field near Crested Butte, are just a few of the places the trio recorded their debut. They ended their recording journey at their home studio "The Bunker," in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. The instrumentation includes (get ready...) orchestral drums, banjo, trumpet, saxophone, harmonica, synthesizers, electric bass, cello, viola, violin, dobro, lap steel, mandolin, and more. The three band members found themselves serendipitously through social media, and when their virtuoso talents were combined, it created a sound that was incredibly vibrant and booming with life. 

In The Wind 2017 Tour Dates:
April 24 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
May 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Stop
May 13 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
May 19 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
May 20 – San Diego CA @ The Casbah
June 3 – Denver, CO @ Sun Drenched Music Fest
June 4 – Wichita, LS @ Wichita Riverfest
June 6 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
June 7 – St. Louis, MO @ The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
June 11 – Cleveland, OH @ LaureLive
June 13 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
June 17 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival
June 20 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
June 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
June 22 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
June 27 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar
June 30 & July 1 – Pembroke, ON @ Emerge Festival
July 15 & 16 – Chico, CA @ California WorldFest
July 21 – Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret
July 22 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
July 23 – Portland, OR @ Lola’s Room
July 25 – Napa, CA @ Silo’s
July 29 – Toronto, ON @ WayHome Music and Arts Festival
August 18 – Pullman, WA @ National Lentil Festival
October 6 & 7 – Moapa, NV @ RiSE Festival

www.magicgiant.com

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ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC SIGNS CKY

ALL NEW ALBUM DUE THIS SUMMER


2017 VANS WARPED TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

UK + CANADIAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – March 30th, 2017 – American rock act, CKY (Chad I. Ginsburg, Jess Margera and Matt Deis), have signed a worldwide record deal with Entertainment One Music (eOne), and plan on releasing a brand new full length album this summer.  Scott Givens, SVP of eOne Music, says, "All of us at Entertainment One are elated to have CKY join us and are looking forward to unleashing their amazing new record this summer."

"We are thrilled to be working with one of the most progressive record labels in the music business today," adds vocalist, Chad I Ginsburg. “CKY is looking forward to a long partnership in great music for the entire world with eOne!” 

The all new, yet to be titled, LP will be the first release since the band put out Carver City in 2009.

CKY just announced a slew of tour dates highlighted by a summer-long trek with the 2017 Vans Warped Tour. This is the band's first time returning to the Warped Tour since 2000. 

But first, the band will head over to the UK to do a 13-show run, some of which are already sold out. This will be the first time the band has been back to the UK since 2009. CKY will then head to Canada for 10 shows, from Quebec all the way to Vancouver (details below). See a complete list of dates here.

Chad I Ginsburg, the band’s guitarist and singer, steps into the frontman role with charisma, charm, and bravado, confidently delivering a diverse performance as he claims a position that was clearly rightfully his to own. 

He’s joined in enduring partnership and musical and personal chemistry by fellow CKY cofounder, Jess Margera, the drummer whose extracurricular work in projects like The Company Band (with guys from Clutch and Fireball Ministry), expanded CKY’s horizons as much as Ginsburg’s solo work has as well. The duo returned to their primary project refreshed and reenergized, with bassist Matt Deis (ex-All That Remains), who first joined CKY in 2005. 

Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Deftones have all personally invited CKY on tour, cementing a legacy as a hard-charging live act. CKY built a worldwide fanbase of dedicated acolytes, friends, and supporters, lovingly dubbed the CKY Alliance, with a broader group of musicians, athletes, and other creative types in the CKY family, both literally and figuratively. 

“We’re grown adults now with an eagle-eye perspective on who we are, what we do, and how to do it right,” Ginsburg declares, with matter-of-fact certainty. “None of us are out there in the clouds. We’re pretty well-grounded people that have an honest perspective on where we’re at.” 

CKY is: Chad I Ginsburg - Jess Margera - Matt Deis

TOUR DATES
June 4 Quebec City, QC L'Anti
June 5 Ottawa, ON Babylon
June 6 Toronto, ON Virgin Mobile Mod Club
June 8 Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canadian Night Club
June 9 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks
June 10 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
June 11 Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Event Centre
June 12 Edmonton, AB The Needle
June 13 Calgary, AB Dickens Pub
June 14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

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AVATAR ANNOUNCES WORLD TOUR

CANADIAN STOP IN TORONTO ON APRIL 16TH
 

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Toronto, ON – March 29th, 2017 – Swedish metal band, Avatar, will bring their highly engaging heavy metal to international audiences this spring. The band will head out on April 7th, starting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, through May 18th, alongside In This Moment and Motionless In White, with a stop in Toronto on April 16th at the Danforth Music Hall. In June, they’ll begin the festival circuit in Czech Republic at Metalfest Open Air, wrapping in Bangor, Maine at Rise Above Festival. See complete list of dates below for details.

“We’ve got many friends in the United States nowadays and we feel like making some new ones,” says frontman, Johannes Eckerström. “We are grateful for this opportunity to hit the road. I believe this will not only be a chance to meet all our faithful Avatar Country-citizens once again, but I think there will be a busy day on our embassy following this. It’s funny that the one I look forward to the most to perform in front of this time is YOU, who won’t be reading this as you don’t know who we are yet. Boy, oh boy are you in for a treat… It’s on.”

The band recently released their interplanetary video for New Land, from their 2016 release, Feathers & Flesh, which premiered via Loudwire. Known for their creative visuals and extreme sounds, Avatar cites inspiration for the video from the recent discovery of “Trappist-1, also designated as 2MASS J23062928-0502285.”

Feathers & Flesh is a concept album and booklet about “an owl who goes to war to stop the sun from rising.” “It’s a tragic story of someone ultimately being set up to fail. She will learn many lessons and encounter many other creatures with ideas of their own. In the end, however, one must ask if something was learned at all,” says Eckerström.

The band depicted these narratives through a series of videos. First for the track, For The Swarm, which recounts the Owl’s encounter with a beehive, followed by The Eagle Has Landed, which presents the Eagle, the antagonist of the tale, as he sees himself.

The album was recorded in Germany, Finland and Sweden in December 2015 with producer extraordinaire, Sylvia Massy (System of a Down, Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers) at the wheel. The music is as always rooted in the extreme, with plenty of melodic sensibility and a lust for experimentation. There is a love for intense double bass drumming, riffing and shredding of timeless dimensions alongside rough edges, slow grooves and epic storytelling for the ages. The idea is that as the band digs deeper, the fists will be held up higher. The result is a modern metal album with all the ruthlessness and power one could ask for handled with a loving songwriter’s hand, inspired by The Beatles and Queen.

Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden, Avatar (comprised of Johannes Eckerström – Vocals, John Alfredsson – Drums, Henrik Sandelin – Bass, Kungen – Guitars, and Tim Öhrström – Guitars) grew up in the eye of a storm of local musicians made up of metal greats and legends, who conquered the world and redrew the map of heavy metal. This was the measuring stick, and the group have proudly taken on the challenge ever since.

With their release of Black Waltz in 2012, Avatar found their voice in the madness, and started to truly forge their own path in the music they were making. “Our take on playing in a band is that it’s concept art,” says Eckerström. “Everything has to carry the same idea and emotion. You have to be able to see what it sounds like, hear what it smells like and read how it feels.” As such, it is only natural that a group creating music with such strong imagery have become so visually striking, a trait that only became stronger with their 2014 release, Hail the Apocalypse.

Having grown up playing music together, the history of the band is already long and rich. Avatar has toured with Avenged Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Sevendust and many others, as well as extremely successful headline rounds and record breaking appearances on festivals such as Rock on the Range and Louder than Life.

With glorious nightmares we didn’t dare to dream of, Avatar takes listeners on a true journey. Be sure to catch them when they are in your city, and stay tuned for more info.  

TOUR DATES

4/7 — Milwaukee, WI — Eagles Ballroom
4/8 — Green Bay, WI. — The Sandlot
4/9 — Minneapolis, MI. — Myth Live
4/11 — Omaha, NB. — Sokol Auditorium/Underground
4/12 — Kansas City, MO — Arvest Bank Theater – The Midland
4/13 — Springfield, MO — The Regency*
4/14 — Indianapolis, IN — Egyptian Room – Old National Centre
4/15 — Columbus, OH — Express Live
4/16 — Toronto, ON — The Danforth Music Hall
4/18 — Philadelphia, PA — Electric Factory
4/19 — Albany, NY — Palace Theatre
4/20 — Brooklyn, NY — Saint Vitus*
4/21 — Baltimore, MD — Rams Head Live!
4/22 — Stroudsburg, PA — Sherman Theater
4/23 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
4/24 — Lancaster, PA — The Chameleon
4/25 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
4/26 — Detroit, MI — The Fillmore Detroit
4/27 — Louisville, KY — Mercury Ballroom*
4/28 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
4/29 — Destin, FL — Club L.A.
4/30 — Ladson, SC — Wybb Show
5/2 — Birmingham, AL — Iron City
5/3 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogart’s
5/5 — Nashville, TN — War Memorial Auditorium
5/6 — Mobile, AL — Soul Kitchen
5/7 — Knoxville, TN — The International
5/10 — Rochester, NY —  German House
5/11 — Battle Creek, MI — The Music Factory
5/12 — Peoria, IL — The Limelight
5/13 — Joliet, IL — The Forge
5/14 — St. Louis, MO — Fubar
5/16 — Hidalgo, TX — State Farm Arena
5/17 — Corpus Christi, TX —  Concrete St. Pavilion
5/18 — Houston, TX — Proof Bar
6/3 — Czech Republic — Metalfest Open Air (Plzen)
6/14 — Austria — Nova Rock
6/15 — France — Hellfest
6/16 — Belgium — Graspop
6/22 — Germany — With Full Force
6/23 — Halden, Norway — Tons of Rock
6/24 — Madrid, Spain — Download Spain
7/13 — Oshkosh, WI — Rock USA
7/14 — Cadott, WI — Cadott Rockfest
7/15 — Chicago, IL — Chicago Open Air
7/23 — Bangor, ME — Rise Above Festival

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VIKINGS ANNOUNCE CANADIAN TOUR DATES

ONTARIO AND QUEBEC SHOWS IN MAY

SHARE VIDEO FOR QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

ANIMAL KINGDOM EP OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – March 28, 2017 – Following the March 10th release of their brand new EP, Animal Kingdom, Winnipeg’s VIKINGS is thrilled to bring the new songs to audiences in Ontario and Quebec. Kicking off on May 3rd in Hamilton, the tour will bring the band to St. Catharines, Toronto, Guelph, Windsor, Montreal and Ottawa. Full details can be found below. While you wait for them to hit your town, check out their new video for Queen of the Night

“Queen Of The Night is a dream-like interpretation of the laws of attraction,” the band comments. “Those moments when the rest of the word fades to black and one person's gaze is all consuming. It ebbs and flows as if stuck lucid, in and out of sleep. It burns slow, hazy eyed and reckless and begs the question. Is it real? Or do we simply wake up in the end?”

Video director, Nic Kriellaars, adds, “The song itself I found very hypnotic and mesmerizing, and I wanted the video to replicate the feeling of being in a new relationship -- when every trivial interaction is new and exciting, and kind of a blur -- via layering, non-linearity, and constant motion. The two actors actually had no idea what we were filming until the night of the shoot, which helped keep the intricacies in emotions and action genuine -- their first kiss was really the first time they kissed, their first motorcycle ride was really their first ride together -- the spontaneity was real, and the trust was real. Much like most of us don't 'fall into love' with the question "what am i going to get at the end of this?" in mind, this video does not have a lesson so much as it showcases living in the moment, and between them, and the beauty in not worrying past or future tense. There are some funny aspects about the making of the video too - I was hanging out the back of a pickup truck going 70 km/h to get the motorcycle shots.” 

Blending indie-rock with synthpop, Animal Kingdom’s infectious melodies and driving beats are perfectly showcased on the album opener, Burning Man. Focusing on big sounds and the spaces in between, VIKINGS’ music is equal parts dance-worthy and expansive synth trip; featuring the earworm vocals of Josh Youngston – long ago punk-singer, now falsetto-wielding crowd-mover. Flanked by two brothers, Dave and James McNabb – each manning a bastion of synths – and with Luke Janzen on drums, VIKINGS step out of the box and onto the dance floor.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
May 3 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware
May 4 – St. Catharines, ON – Detour Music Hall
May 5 – Toronto, ON – Drake Underground
May 7 – Guelph, ON – Silence
May 9 – Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge
May 10 – Montreal, QC – Quai De Brumes
May 11 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks

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AURAS ANNOUNCE MAY 2017 CANADIAN TOUR DATES WITH MISS MAY I AND OBEY THE BRAVE

WATCH VIDEO FOR SPIRAL

HELIOSPECTRUM OUT NOW!

Toronto, ON – March 27th, 2017 – Canadian fans of Waterloo, ON-based metal band, AURAS, will have the chance to see them live, as they announce a new set of spring tour dates. AURAS is currently on tour alongside ERRA and PHINEHAS, and will rock Hamilton, Windsor, Ottawa, Quebec and London with Ohio metalcore outfit, Miss May I, and Montreal’s Obey The Brave for the Shadows Inside Canadian tour run through May. See below for a complete list of dates.

Last week, the band debuted an all new music video today for their track, Spiral, exclusively via ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE“'Spiral' is rooted in a melodic theme, yet constantly flows in and out of sporadic aggression similar in nature to our previous releases,” says drummer, Nathan Bulla. The band collaborated with producer Ray Ligaya, and videographer Andrew Paiano for the project. It’s also the second video the band has released off their latest LP, Heliospectrum, that came out late last year. "The visualization reflects a struggle with the unknown and unusual, leaving those conflicted with a sense of delusional hopelessness towards an ideal resolve."

Heliospectrum was released on September 30th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne) / Good Fight Music. Heliospectrum is the first full-length offering from the Canadian upstarts, produced by Anthony Kalabretta (Stereos, Abandon All Ships), with engineering/editing by Cameron McLellan (Protest The Hero, Intervals).

AURAS consist of vocalist, Eric Almeida, guitarist/vocalist, Josh Ligaya, guitarist Aaron Hallman, and drummer, Nathan Bulla. They released Panacea, their debut 7-track EP, in January 2013 (just a few years after forming) and followed it with the track, Adverse Condition, demonstrating a boundary pushing attitude and bottom-heavy blast similar in mindset to TesseracT, Disperse and the band’s one-time tour mates, Ever Forthright. 

In Spring 2015, AURAS dropped the 5-song Crestfallen EP, on Good Fight / eOne, which was produced and mixed by Jordan Valeriote (Silverstein, Neck Deep, Structures). It hit #1 on the iTunes Metal charts and was part of Spotify’s Best New Metal playlist.

There is no ending on the horizon for AURAS. Heavy metal has replicated, separated, and diversified since its inceptionAURAS take their place amongst the 7-string-axe-wielding poly-metric groove community, eager to shred the envelope further as they evolve, with only the very cosmos itself as the limit to their expanding sonic power. 

TOUR DATES           
Mar 27 – The Ritz – Warren, MI     
Mar 28 – Rocketown – Nashville, TN
Mar 29 – Drunk Horse – Fayetteville, NC
Mar 30 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
Mar 31 – Game Changer World – Howell, NJ
Apr 01 – Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA
Apr 02 – Studio @ Webster Hall – New York, NY 
Apr 03 – Studio @ The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY        
Apr 04 – Hard Luck Bar Toronto, Canada      
Apr 05 – The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 06 – The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
Apr 07 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
Apr 08 – The Washington Room – Burlington, IA 
Apr 09 – Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St Paul, MN
Apr 11 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Apr 12 – In The Venue –Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 14 – The Phoenix Theatre – Petaluma, CA     
Apr 15 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA    
Apr 18 – The Underground –Mesa, AZ      
Apr 20 –Jack's Patio Bar – San Antonio, TX           
Apr 21 – Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX   
Apr 22 – Walters Downtown –Houston, TX           
Apr 26 – Fubar –Saint Louis, MO    
May 11 – Hamilton, ON Club Absinthe*
May 12 –
Windsor, ON – The Back Stage*
May 13 –
Ottawa, ON Maverick’s*
May 14 –
Quebec, QC Salle Multi*
May 16 –
Montreal, QC La Tulipe*
May 17 –
London, ON London Music Hall*
* with Miss May I and Obey The Brave

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LES SŒURS BOULAY DO KATE & ANNA MCGARRIGLE TO LAUNCH 2017 SIRIUSXM POLARIS COVER SESSIONS

TORONTO, ON – Monday, March 27, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, has revealed its newest SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session featuring Les soeurs Boulay reinterpreting "Complainte pour Ste-Catherine" from Kate & Anna McGarrigle’s 1976 self-titled album.

Originally written by Anna McGarrigle and poet/songwriter Philippe Tatartcheff, Stéphanie and Mélanie Boulay recorded the song at Montréal’s Studio PM in February 2017. An in-studio performance video of the song is now available via the Polaris Music Prize’s YouTube and Facebook channels. Additionally, an audio stream of it can be found on the official Polaris Soundcloud page.  

“It was really a challenge because it’s a particular sound. We were worried about doing the same thing. If we were to do our own version, we didn’t know how to go about it. It took us a lot of time to find our way to do the song. In the end, we’re really happy with the result,” said Mélanie Boulay of the recording.

Les sœurs Boulay’s is the first of three cover sessions planned for 2017 that will feature past Polaris nominees adapting songs from the “hall of fame” albums that have received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. The sisters made the Polaris Music Prize Long List in 2013 for their album Le poids des confettis. Kate & Anna McGarrigle’s self-titled album earned its Heritage Prize last year in the 1976-85 jury vote category. The two remaining cover sessions will be announced in the coming weeks. All three of these cover sessions will be compiled onto a collectible 10” vinyl record that will be given free to purchasers of 2017 Polaris nominated albums at participating record retail stores in the fall.

Other songs in the cover sessions series, which are also supported by SOCAN and Precision Record Pressing, include Zaki Ibrahim performing Leonard Cohen’s “Show Me The Place,” Whitehorse performing The New Pornographers’ “Bones Of An Idol,” Sarah Harmer performing Caribou’s “Odessa,” Great Lake Swimmers performing Sarah Harmer’s “I’m A Mountain,” Arkells performing Owen Pallett’s “I Am Not Afraid” and Joel Plaskett performing Feist’s “Bittersweet Melodies.”

About Les sœurs Boulay
lessoeursboulay.com
www.instagram.com/lessoeursboulay/
www.facebook.com/soeursboulay/

About the Polaris Music Prize
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity.

About CBC Music.ca
CBC Music is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 60 web radio stations, available on your smartphone or tablet, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. CBCMusic.ca

About Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international media company that creates and distributes content worldwide across streaming video, linear television, digital, magazines and live events. Global brands include Love Nature, an international linear and SVOD offering with the world’s largest library of 4K wildlife and nature content; and Makeful and Arcade Cloud by Omnia Media, a leading digital video network focused on gaming and maker lifestyles. The company’s broadcasting business offers a robust portfolio of Canadian and New Zealand-based media brands. Content distribution, lead by Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,200+ hours of premium, unscripted content worldwide, which includes the largest 4K natural history library on the market. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto (Canada), with offices located in Los Angeles (US), London (UK) and Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

About SiriusXM Canada
Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada, with more than 2.8 million subscribers, is the country's leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 130 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music. SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized news, entertainment and major sports brands including the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, NASCAR, CNN, CBC, FOX, BBC, Howard Stern, Disney, Comedy Central and more.

SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available online at www.siriusxm.ca and on Apple and Android-powered mobile devices.

SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its radio products are available at more than 2,500 retail locations nationwide. To find out more about SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca.

SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies eight years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member, in addition to 2013, 2014 and 2015 rankings in PROFIT 500's list of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies.

Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter at twitter.com/siriusxmcanada and on Youtube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.

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Media Contacts:
Polaris Music Prize media:

Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com 

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

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LES SOEURS BOULAY REPRENNENT KATE & ANNA MCGARRIGLE POUR LANCER LES SESSIONS DE REPRISES POLARIS DE SIRIUSXM 2017

TORONTO, ON – Lundi 27 mars 2017

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music et produit par Blue Ant Media, a dévoilé sa plus récente Session de reprises Polaris de SiriusXM. Celle-ci présente une interprétation par Les soeurs Boulay de la chanson « Complainte pour Ste-Catherine », tirée de l’album homonyme de Kate & Anna McGarrigle paru en 1976.

Écrite par Anna McGarrigle et le poète/auteur Philippe Tatartcheff, la chanson a été enregistrée par Stéphanie et Mélanie Boulay au Studio PM à Montréal en février 2017. Une captation vidéo de l’enregistrement de la chanson en studio est maintenant disponible via les chaînes YouTube et Facebook du Prix de musique Polaris. De plus, il est possible d’écouter la chanson sur la page Soundcloud du Polaris.

« Ce fut un réel défi puisque c’est un son particulier. Nous ne voulions pas faire la même chose. Si nous étions pour faire notre propre version, nous ne savions pas trop comment nous y prendre. Ça nous a pris beaucoup de temps pour trouver notre propre façon de rendre la chanson. Au final, nous sommes très contentes du résultat », a dit Mélanie Boulay au sujet de l’enregistrement.

La session des Soeurs Boulay est la première de trois sessions de reprises prévues pour 2017, qui mettent en vedette d’anciens nommés du Polaris interprétant des chansons tirées d’albums honorés par le Prix du Patrimoine Polaris de la famille Slaight. Les soeurs se sont retrouvées sur la longue liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2013 pour leur album Le poids des confettis. L’album homonyme de Kate & Anna McGarrigle a reçu son Prix du Patrimoine l’année dernière dans la catégorie 1976-85 (vote du jury). Les deux autres sessions de reprises seront annoncées dans les prochaines semaines. Ces trois sessions de reprises se retrouveront sur un vinyle 10” de collection qui sera donné gratuitement à quiconque achètera un album nommé au Polaris 2017 dans un disquaire participant cet automne.

Les autres sessions de reprises, qui sont également soutenues par la SOCAN et Precision Record Pressing, incluent Zaki Ibrahim interprétant « Show Me The Place » de Leonard Cohen, Whitehorse interprétant « Bones Of An Idol » des New Pornographers, Sarah Harmer interprétant « Odessa » de Caribou, Great Lake Swimmers interprétant « I’m A Mountain » de Sarah Harmer, Arkells interprétant « I Am Not Afraid » d’Owen Pallett, et Joel Plaskett interprétant « Bittersweet Melodies » de Feist.

À propos des Soeurs Boulay
lessoeursboulay.com
www.instagram.com/lessoeursboulay/
www.facebook.com/soeursboulay/

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et récompense annuellement les artistes ayant créé des albums de musique canadiens de renom. Un groupe sélectionné de critiques musicaux jugent et décernent le Prix sans considération pour le genre musical ou la popularité commerciale. 

À propos de CBCMusic.ca
CBC Music est le service gratuit de musique en ligne du Canada qui connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique canadienne et internationale. Simple et facile à naviguer, CBC Music offre aux amateurs de musique l’accès à 60 stations de radio en ligne disponible sur tablette et téléphone intelligent. De plus, il offre des contenus créés par les programmateurs et personnalités les plus renseignés des quatre coins du pays. CBCMusic.ca

À propos de Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media est une société privée internationale du secteur des médias qui crée et distribue du contenu dans le monde entier à travers la vidéo en continu, la télévision linéaire, le numérique, les magazines et les événements en direct. Les marques de notoriété mondiale incluent Love Nature, une offre linéaire internationale et VàDA avec la plus grande bibliothèque au monde documentant en 4K la faune et la nature; Makeful et Arcade Cloud d'Omnia Media, un important réseau de vidéo numérique axé sur les modes de vie de gamer et de fabricants/artisans. L'entreprise de diffusion de la société offre un solide portefeuille de marques médiatiques canadiennes et néo-zélandaises. La distribution de contenu, dirigée par Blue Ant International, propose un catalogue de plus de 2200 heures de contenu non scénarisé de qualité dans le monde entier, incluant la plus grande bibliothèque d'histoire naturelle en 4K disponible sur le marché. Blue Ant Media est basée à Toronto (Canada), avec des bureaux à Los Angeles (US), Londres (UK) et Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

À propos de SiriusXM Canada
SiriusXM Canada Holdings Inc. (TSX : XSR) exerce ses activités sous le nom de SiriusXM Canada. Avec plus de 2,8 millions d'abonnés, SiriusXM Canada est la plus grande entreprise canadienne de divertissement audio. Cette radio satellite offre plus de 130 stations de sport, de nouvelles, de causerie, de divertissement et de musique sans publicité. SiriusXM Canada offre un contenu diversifié provenant des marques de nouvelles, de divertissement et de sport les plus reconnues, dont la LNH, la NFL, la NBA, la MLB, le NASCAR, CNN, CBC, FOX, la BBC, Howard Stern, Disney, Comedy Central et d'autres.

La programmation de SiriusXM est offerte par l'intermédiaire d'une variété d'appareils : radios préinstallées ou installées après fabrication dans les voitures, camions et bateaux, téléphones intelligents et appareils mobiles, mais aussi produits électroniques grand public pour la maison ou le bureau. La programmation de SiriusXM est également offerte en ligne à l'adresse www.siriusxm.ca/fr/ et sur les applications mobiles Apple et Android.

SiriusXM Canada  a conclu des partenariats avec tous les grands constructeurs automobiles, et ses produits de radio sont vendus dans plus de 2 500 commerces de détail partout au pays. Pour en savoir plus sur SiriusXM Canada (TSX : XSR), consultez notre site Web à l'adresse www.siriusxm.ca/fr/.

SiriusXM Canada a été classée comme l'une des 50 sociétés les mieux gérées au Canada pendant huit années consécutives et, actuellement, elle est membre du Club Platine. En 2013, 2014 et 2015, elle a figuré sur la liste des sociétés canadiennes à la croissance la plus rapide de PROFIT 500.

Joignez la communauté SiriusXM Canada sur Facebook à l'adresse facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, sur Twitter à l'adresse twitter.com/siriusxmcanada et sur YouTube à l'adresse youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.

Contacts médias:
Québec 

Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Canada
Amanda McCauley
Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

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THE WALL BRINGS TAIWAN’S MUSIC SCENE TO CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK

EXCLUSIVE SHOWCASE AT THE RIVOLI
IN TORONTO ON APRIL 20TH

SETS BY 88 BALAZ, P.C.B., AND OUTLET DRIFT

Cocktail Reception: 6:00 pm
Show: 7:00 pm

Toronto, ON – March 24, 2017 – The Wall, one of Taiwan’s premiere event hubs, is bringing an exciting lineup of bands to the Rivoli on Thursday, April 20th for an exclusive showcase during Canadian Music Week. “Taiwan is a small island, but full of energy and passion,” says The Wall’s CEO, Orbis Fu. “People are nice, kindly, friendly, and this comes through in the music.”

The showcase, aptly titled Taiwan Beats, is highlighting three bands on the lineup, including bluesy garage band, 88 Balaz, Indigenous group, Outlet Drift, and electro-indie outfit, P.C.B. See complete details below. 

88 Balaz have been rousing audiences, and sparking interest in locals and expat crowds alike, since they formed around 1998. Known for their energetic stage performances, 88 Balaz attract large crowds at festivals and live house events alike. Between songs, singer A-Chang engages the audience with a straightforward sincerity, and then goes nuts on his acoustic when the band sparks up. Bassist, Guang Ling, and drummer, Lin Yu An, keep a cool steady rhythm throughout the set before guitarist, Chen How, ends up doing a patented somersault solo leaving his posterior upright! Both A-Chang and Guan Ling did stints in the spunky indie pop group Braces, but left to focus on 88 Balaz. While the band is credited as winning the first ever Ho-Hai-Yan Indie Music Awards, their first album came out nearly eight years later with the Taiwan Colors Music 044 release of The 44 Stone Lions. However, previous tracks including the Stooges-inspired, Clock People, can be found on TCM collections such as the 2001 Independent Compilation and the 2001 Ho-Hai-Yan Music Awards. Check out their video for Sun Chaser, here.

www.facebook.com/88balaz

www.youtube.com/user/88balaz

 

Outlet Drift is comprised of three Indigenous Taiwanese youths from Taitung that love to jam together, united by their shared love of modern and avant-garde rock and grunge music. Once lost and under the influence of other cultures, they have finally found their identity in their own indigenous culture and through music are hoping to make an emotional impact. Thumping double bass drums, grungy bass and psychedelic guitar sound as if a little boy is running and screaming through a creepy, foggy woods. You can delve into their sound on Tooth In A Plastic Bag, which has a music video you can watch here. This is a band that blends traditional Indigenous Taiwanese tunes with experimental folk, grunge, psychedelic and metal. Clad in traditional Amis (indigenous clothing), their live shows are an audio-visual experience that you won’t forget.

www.facebook.com/outletdrift

www.youtube.com/user/OutletDrift

 

P.C.B. delivers a different vibe to the showcase, sampling 8 bit sounds and graphics from Nintendo games, creating tracks through styles that range from Electronic, Techno, Drum and Bass to Dubstep. They mix these genres together and take it to the dancefloor, where their sound can be defined as electro indie.

www.pcb.com.tw

www.facebook.com/PCBrother

www.youtube.com/channel/UCo0C_TKEpjTsnkT897QEIkQ

TAIWAN BEATS SHOWCASE INFO:
Thursday, April 20

The Rivoli

6:00 pm: Doors and cocktail reception

7:00-7:40 pm: Outlet Drift
7:55-8:35 pm: 88 Balaz
8:50-9:30 pm: P.C.B 

More info: www.cmw.net/music/shows/taiwan-beats

CMW SHOWS:

88 Balaz – April 19 @ Stop Drop & Roll – 9:00 pm
www.cmw.net/music/artists/88-balaz

Outlet Drift – April 21 @ Cherry Cola’s – 8:00 pm

www.cmw.net/music/artists/outlet-drift

P.C.B. – April 21 @ The Painted Lady – 2:00 am
www.cmw.net/music/artists/p-c-b

 

About THE WALL MUSIC  

THE WALL MUSIC was founded in 2003 as an adventurous gamble by a few individuals who really cared about music, and now it has grown to become a major cultural force throughout Taiwan. We have established top quality live houses in the three cities of Taipei, Kaohsiung and Yilan and produced Taiwan’s top music festivals in Formoz and the Megaport Festival. Through these activities, we have built up an environment for live performance, cultivated audiences, and greatly expanded Taiwan’s market for indie music. For Taiwan’s increasingly ravenous music fans, THE WALL MUSIC is a staple in the rock-n-roll diet. Its efforts have unleashed a passion for live performances that Taiwan’s music industry never thought possible.

www.thewall.tw

facebook.com/thewall.tw

twitter.com/thewallmusic?lang=en

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INDIE SUPER GROUP BNQT ​(MIDLAKE, BAND OF HORSES, FRANZ FERDINAND, GRANDADDY, TRAVIS) PREMIERE UNLIKELY FORCE ON PITCHFORK

DEBUT ALBUM VOLUME 1 OUT APRIL 28
ON LAST GANG/DUALTONE

Toronto, ON – March 23, 2017 – BNQT, a new indie super group conceived and led by Eric Pulido of Midlake, have debuted new track, Unlikely Force, featuring Band Of Horses’ Ben Bridwell on vocals. The track comes from their “sumptuous, immensely pleasurable” (Uncut) debut album, Volume 1, set for release on April 28 via Last/Gang Dualtone (Entertainment One companies). Listen to the wistful, psychedelic track over at Pitchfork, and pre-order the album here: http://hyperurl.co/bnqt

Says Pulido: "Unlikely Force was the first of all the album tunes that we worked on and a guinea pig of sorts. We wanted a lush 70s feel good vibe and Ben's song was a perfect foundation to build upon that ultimately set the precedent for what was to come!”

Volume 1 includes ten new, original songs and features five vocalists – Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Fran Healy of Travis, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, and Pulido – who wrote and sing two tracks each, with backing from other Midlake members; McKenzie Smith (drums), Joey McClellan (guitar) and Jesse Chandler (keys).  Volume 1 was recorded and produced mostly at Midlake’s studio in Denton, TX.

The concept of BNQT (pronounced “Banquet”) came to Pulido while touring for Midlake's 2013 release, Antiphon. Gathering a number of contrasting yet complementary artists he’d befriended or shared the stage with, Pulido set out to establish a new creative environment untethered from other work – “Like a poor man’s version of the Traveling Wilburys!” he says.

Volume 1 Tracklist:
1.     Restart
2.     Unlikely Force
3.     100 Million Miles
4.     Mind Of A Man
5.     Hey Banana
6.     Real Love
7.     Failing at Feeling
8.     L.A. On My Mind
9.     Tara
10.   Fighting The World

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A TRIBE CALLED RED ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL REALITY 360° VIDEO APP FOR LATEST SINGLE INDIAN CITY

EARNS THREE 2017 JUNO NOMINATIONS:
ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR – WE ARE THE HALLUCI NATION
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
VIDEO OF THE YEAR – R.E.D.

SET TO PERFORM AT THE JUNO AWARDS
BROADCAST ON APRIL 2nd

Toronto, ON – March 23, 2017 – A Tribe Called Red is kicking off 2017 in a big way. Today, the critically acclaimed group announces a virtual reality app, along with a 360° music video for their track, Indian City. The app will be available exclusively in Canada through the SESQUI app, MERIDIAN VR, from May 2nd until July 1st, and will live on the band’s own Indian City app worldwide. The Indian City 360° VR music video will be released on May 2nd on YouTube – the 2D version premiered last month on The Fader.

The app will showcase the Indian City 360° virtual reality music video, with additional interactive features. Earlier this week, at the Hot Docs press conference, attendees were given a sneak preview of the virtual reality of Indian City:

"When you watch traditional music videos it’s quick cuts. With this piece, it’s one shot. How they film it is actually very interesting. It’s a fascinating, different experience and very immersive in that way. It’s an interesting way to show music videos and I'm curious to see out how VR will evolve in the next few years." – Jane Hui Wang, Filmmaker, Last Harvest

"I went to a Tribe Called Red concert a few months ago, but I think for anybody who has never had the opportunity to experience their shows or what their music has to offer, the 360° video is a great introduction to what the audience can expect. It's a fusion of traditional, Indigenous dance influences with a more postmodern, b-boy like style. It's cool to see those elements merged together." – Shaka Licorish, International Associate Programmer, Hot Docs

"Traditionally when we watch music videos we just sit in front of a screen and that’s really it. I was surprised to see that when I turned around that there’s a bunch of people behind me that I didn’t know were there. Just by the 360° of the video, it's very dynamic and allows the viewer to really immerse themselves in the experience." – Shaka Licorish, International Associate Programmer, Hot Docs

The announcement comes on the heels of the band’s nominations for three JUNO Awards – Electronic Album of the Year, Producer of the Year, and Video of the Year for R.E.D. The group is also set to perform at the Awards broadcast on Sunday, April 2nd.

We Are The Halluci Nation was released on September 16th to critical acclaim. The record hit #1 on the iTunes Canada Top 200, spent two weeks at #1 on Earshot!, and reached #2 on the iTunes USA Top 200 Electronic chart. We Are The Halluci Nation was also named the #1 record on CBC’s list of the 25 best Canadian albums of 2016. Featuring appearances by from Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), Saul Williams, Polaris Prize-winning throat singer Tanya Tagaq, Shad, Lido Pimienta, Leonard Sumner, John Trudell, Northern Voice, The Chippewa Travellers, and more, We Are The Halluci Nation is a visionary blend of electronic and dance music that’s forward-thinking with a deep sense of heritage and cultural identity.

“A visionary trio of DJs…there probably isn’t anything else like it on Earth.” – Washington Post

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
April 2 - Ottawa, ON | JUNO Awards

May 13 - Black Mountain, NC | LEAF Community Arts Music
Festival
May 26 - Chillicothe, IL | Summer Camp Music Festival
June 3 - Toronto, ON | Field Trip
July 31 - Reno, NV | Wingfield Park

DOWNLOADhi-res photo | DOWNLOAD – album cover artwork

www.atribecalledred.com
www.electricpowwow.com
www.instagram.com/atribecalledred
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Canada Council Acknowledgement: We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

About Pirates Blend:
Pirates Blend is a Toronto-based record label, management and artist services company supporting a diverse line up of Canadian and International acts including: Saul Williams, A Tribe Called Red, Young Empires, Michael Rault, Zaki Ibrahim and Greys, amongst others. Visit www.piratesblend.com.

About DAIS:
DAIS is a Launchpad dedicated to developing, producing and distributing creative projects. We operate a safe, creative, and collaborative townhouse in downtown Toronto, equipped with production facilities, innovative work space, a music studio and a gallery.  We put artists and the creative process first because the stories we tell shape our world. www.dais.ca

ABOUT SESQUI:
With a vision to see Canada in a new and inspiring way: SESQUI is a revolutionary 360° cinematic journey into the heart and soul of this great country. SESQUI’s goal is to engage millions of Canadians through its 360° cinematic experience, interactive content, live events, online activities and learning programs, that showcase the best in Canadian arts and innovation. SESQUI is a Canada 150 Signature Initiative, poised to lead the celebrations in Canadian communities this year. For information and to learn how to become a partner of SESQUI, please visit www.SESQUI.ca. SESQUI - The Future is All Around Us ™

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LITTLE COYOTE SHARES BRAND NEW SINGLE ELECTRIC

PREMIERES STUNNING MUSIC VIDEO
FOR THE TRACK

Toronto, ON – March 21, 2017 – Today, Toronto three-piece, Little Coyote, is thrilled to share the stunning music video for their brand new single, Electric. The video, which was filmed in Palm Springs, California, stars Little Coyote frontwoman, Teagan Johnston, who also edited and produced the video, along with cinematography by her mother. The Strombo Show shared the track exclusively on its March 19th broadcast, while the video premiered today on A Music Blog, Yea?.

“Electric is a song written about being in love and questioning your own human nature after watching a few too many Sci-Fi movies,” the band comments. “Teagan was lucky enough to make the trip down to California this winter to make the video for Electric with her Mom. If you look closely at 3:49 you can see a little coyote who decided to run in front of Teagan through the desert to make a cameo in the video.”

Combining classical piano, ethereal guitar, driving percussion and synth; band mates, Byron Patterson, Mike Poisson and Teagan Johnston, create an exciting space in music, marrying their vast influences of folk, alternative and progressive rock. Johnston began her career as a musician on the west coast of Canada, releasing her first EP, Winter’s Child, in November of 2013. Collaborating with local artists such as Aidan Knight and Steph Macpherson, the EP gained Johnston local praise and saw her go on to win the Youth Song of the Year Award at the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards.

Growing up a fan of groups such as Metric, Stars, and Broken Social Scene, Johnston relocated to Toronto, ON in 2014 where she formed Little Coyote. The group premiered their debut single, Delirium, in 2016, along with an accompanying video, followed by their next track, Annie’s Dead. Little Coyote is excited to be sharing their new music; continuing their pursuit in the driven and lively manner of a northern coyote.

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AURAS DEBUT SPIRAL MUSIC VIDEO EXCLUSIVELY VIA ALTERNATIVE PRESS

AURAS DEBUT SPIRAL MUSIC VIDEO EXCLUSIVELY VIA ALTERNATIVE PRESS

TOUR DATES WITH ERRA / PHINEAS ON SALE NOW


HELIOSPECTRUM OUT NOW!

"The pristine production and unrelenting grooves make Auras’ Heliospectrum a powerful release that will more than satisfy any cravings for some of the hardest hitting and increasingly melodic djent around." - 7/10 ITDJENTS 

"There’s definitely an intangible feeling of passion throughout the record, which is certainly not something that can be said for a lot of lesser clones. If you’ve been missing a good ass-kicking in your groove metal as of late, this album is the one for you."

-  HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY 

"Groove-laden progressive metal that doesn’t leave behind its bite." - GHOST CULT 

"What’s maybe most impressive about Heliospectrum is how heavy it feels despite the band really expanding its melodic delivery, with clean singing and melodic guitar work doing a lot of heavy lifting once the album kicks in." - NEWNOISE MAGAZINE 

"Heliospectrum is an indication that, in a genre overflowing with imitators, Auras are capable of carving out a place that is firmly their own" - EXCLAIM! 

Toronto, ON – March 20th, 2017 – Canadian metal act, AURAS, has debuted an all new music video today for their track, Spiral, exclusively via ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE“Spiral'is rooted in a melodic theme, yet constantly flows in and out of sporadic aggression similar in nature to our previous releases,” says drummer, Nathan Bulla. The band collaborated on with producer Ray Ligaya, and videographer Andrew Paiano for the project. It’s also the second video the band has released off their latest LP, Heliospectrum, that came out late last year. "The visualization reflects a struggle with the unknown and unusual, leaving those conflicted with a sense of delusional hopelessness towards an ideal resolve."

AURAS is heading out on a fresh batch of tour dates alongside ERRA and PHINEAS. Watch a tour commercial here, and see complete list of dates below.

Heliospectrum was released on September 30th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne) / Good Fight Music. Heliospectrum is the first full-length offering from the Canadian upstarts, produced by Anthony Kalabretta (Stereos, Abandon All Ships), with engineering/editing by Cameron McLellan (Protest The Hero, Intervals).

AURAS consist of vocalist, Eric Almeida, guitarist/vocalist, Josh Ligaya, guitarist Aaron Hallman, and drummer, Nathan Bulla. They released Panacea, their debut 7-track EP, in January 2013 (just a few years after forming) and followed it with the track, Adverse Condition, demonstrating a boundary pushing attitude and bottom-heavy blast similar in mindset to TesseracT, Disperse and the band’s one-time tour mates, Ever Forthright. 

In Spring 2015, AURAS dropped the 5-song Crestfallen EP, on Good Fight / eOne, which was produced and mixed by Jordan Valeriote (Silverstein, Neck Deep, Structures). It hit #1 on the iTunes Metal charts and was part of Spotify’s Best New Metal playlist.

There is no ending on the horizon for AURAS. Heavy metal has replicated, separated, and diversified since its inception. AURAS take their place amongst the 7-string-axe-wielding poly-metric groove community, eager to shred the envelope further as they evolve, with only the very cosmos itself as the limit to their expanding sonic power. 

TOUR DATES

Mar 22 L'anti Bar & Spectacles Ville De Québec, Canada

Mar 26 Rum Runners London, ON    

Mar 27 – The Ritz – Warren, MI     

Mar 28 – Rocketown – Nashville, TN

Mar 29 – Drunk Horse – Fayetteville, NC

Mar 30 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

Mar 31 – Game Changer World – Howell, NJ

Apr 01 – Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA

Apr 02 – Studio @ Webster Hall – New York, NY 

Apr 03 – Studio @ The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY        

Apr 04 Hard Luck Bar Toronto, Canada      

Apr 05 – The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA

Apr 06 – The Foundry – Lakewood, OH

Apr 07 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL

Apr 08 – The Washington Room – Burlington, IA 

Apr 09 – Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St Paul, MN

Apr 11 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO

Apr 12 – In The Venue –Salt Lake City, UT

Apr 14 – The Phoenix Theatre – Petaluma, CA     

Apr 15 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA    

Apr 18 – The Underground –Mesa, AZ      

Apr 20 –Jack's Patio Bar – San Antonio, TX           

Apr 21 – Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX   

Apr 22 – Walters Downtown –Houston, TX           

Apr 26 – Fubar –Saint Louis, MO    

 

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TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND RELEASE FIRST EVER CONCERT FILM AND NEW LIVE ALBUM LIVE FROM THE FOX OAKLAND OUT TODAY VIA FANTASY

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
RELEASE FIRST EVER CONCERT FILM
AND NEW LIVE ALBUM LIVE FROM THE FOX OAKLAND OUT TODAY VIA FANTASY

WATCH PERFORMANCE OF LET ME GET BY
VIA ROLLING STONE

 

“A new peak in the continuing story of a great American rock & roll family band.” –From album liner notes by David Fricke

Toronto, ON – March 17th, 2017 – Today marks the release of Tedeschi Trucks Band's new concert film and live album, Live From The Fox Oakland, on Fantasy Records. Filmed and recorded in a single night on September 9th, 2016, Live From The Fox Oakland provides an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the touring juggernaut. Watch a performance of Let Me Get By from the film via Rolling Stone, who call the rendition “roaring,” praising Tedeschi’s and Trucks’ “exemplary live interplay.”

Live From The Fox Oakland is the Grammy-winning band's second live album and first ever concert film that American Songwriter calls, “the perfect way to absorb the impact of the Tedeschi Trucks Band firing on all cylinders in their natural habitat.” In addition to the 15 blistering tracks, the film also features extensive behind the scenes footage, including Derek's recent visit to Marc Maron's garage for the WTF! Podcast, and an interview with Derek and Susan conducted by Rolling Stone critic, David Fricke, for SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

As Trucks explains, “We’ve been wanting to properly document the progress of this band for a while and it really felt like we were hitting our stride last fall.” What began as an eight-piece group has now expanded to an onstage lineup of twelve musicians who have mastered the emotional commitment and determined celebration of their music. Tedeschi adds, “The audience in Oakland was great and the band played with passion. I am thankful we captured this moment in time.”

Live From The Fox Oakland was mixed using a vintage Neve console to achieve an exquisitely immersive sound experience, and mastering guru Bob Ludwig added his craft to the full 5.1 surround sound mix and album audio. The film was produced and directed by Jesse Lauter (Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One) and Grant James (Father John Misty) with Trucks continuing in his role as producer on all music elements. Live From The Fox Oakland is available in multiple formats including vinyl, DVD and Blu-ray.

"There aren’t many acts that can shift from riveting blues standards to soulful renditions of Leonard Cohen classics to digging deep into the catalogs of artists as disparate as the Beatles and Miles Davis, bringing their unique style and approach to each,” says the Chicago Tribune. The breadth of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s style is exemplified on Live From The Fox Oakland, which features set staples like Leonard Cohen's Bird on the Wire and Bobby "Blue" Bland's I Pity the Fool, two songs which feature the full range and power of Tedeschi's vocals.

TTB’s touring profile – and renown - has grown year-over-year since the band’s inception in 2010. In 2016, they spent over 200 days on the road and the band started off strong in 2017 playing to packed houses including three night runs in each Chicago, Washington DC, and Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. Summer will bring what is quickly becoming another annual TTB tradition, the third and biggest installment of their Wheels of Soul tour, this year featuring support from Hot Tuna and the Wood Brothers.  See below for a full list of upcoming tour dates.

Album Track List

1. Don't Know What It Means

2. Keep On Growing

3. Bird On The Wire

4. Within You, Without You

5. Just As Strange

6. Crying Over You

7. These Walls (featuring Alam Khan)

8. Anyhow

9. Right On Time

10. Leavin' Trunk

11. Don't Drift Away

12. I Want More (Soul Sacrifice outro)

13. I Pity The Fool

14. Ali

15. Let Me Get By

 

Film Track List:

Don’t Know What It Means
Keep On Growing
Bird On The Wire
Within You, Without You
Just As Strange
Crying Over You
Color Of The Blues
These Walls (featuring Alam Khan)
Leavin’ Trunk
I Pity The Fool
I Want More (Soul Sacrifice outro)
Let Me Get By
You Ain’t Going Nowhere
 

Buy “Live From The Fox Oakland”:

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Tour Dates:

Mar 17 – Munich, DEU – TonHalle Munchen
Mar 18 – Zurich, CHE – Kongresshaus Zurich
Mar 19 – Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
Mar 22 – Koln, DEU – E-Werk
Mar 24 – Berlin, DEU – Tempodrom
Mar 25 – Nurnberg, DEU – Bluesdays
Mar 26 – Karlsruhe, DEU – Tollhaus
Mar 30 – Brussels, BEL – Cirque Royal
Mar 31 – Amsterdam, NLD – Heineken Music Hall
Apr 3 – Frankfurt, DEU – Batschkapp
Apr 4 – Tuttlingen, DEU – Stadthalle
Apr 5 – Stuttgart, DEU – LKA Longhorn
Apr 7 – Copenhagen, DNK – Amagar Bio
Apr 8 – Randers, DNK – Vaerket
May 27 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place Amphitheatre
May 28 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
June 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater
June 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater
June 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater
June 16 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
June 17 – Selbyville, DE – The Freeman Stage at Bayside

Wheels of Soul Tour (w/ The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna):

July 1 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion 
July 2 - Essex, VT (Burlington) - Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Exposition
July 3 – Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 5 - Vienna, VA (DC) -Wolf Trap
July 7 – Providence, RI – Providence Performing Arts Center

July 8 - Rochester, NY - Highland Bowl Amphitheatre
July 9 - Simsbury, CT - Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
July 12 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
July 14 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheatre
July 15 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
July 16 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 19 - Indianapolis, IN - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
July 21 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
July 22 - Huber Heights, OH (Dayton) - Rose Music Center at the Heights
July 23 – Rochester Hills, MI (Detroit) - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
July 25 - Rogers, AR - Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
July 27 - Albuquerque, NM - Sandia Casino Amphitheatre
July 29 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre 
July 30 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre 
Aug 2 – Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheatre

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THE RECORD COMPANY ANNOUNCE SHOWS IN MONTREAL AND TORONTO

SINGLE OFF THE GROUND
FEATURED ON HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA

DEBUT ALBUM GIVE IT BACK TO YOU
NOMINATED FOR BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM
AT 2017 GRAMMY AWARDS

“…showing off a down-and-dirty sound and megawatts of onstage intensity.”Rolling Stone

“Raw emotion, dedication, honesty and hard work. These are just some of the words that best describe Los Angeles rock trio The Record Company.”Paste

Toronto, ON – March 15th, 2016 – Los Angeles-based, GRAMMY-nominated breakout band, The Record Company, are set to play their first Canadian dates since the release of their debut album, Give It Back To You. The group will be supporting John Mayer on his Montreal and Toronto tour stops in May. See below for complete details.  

Give It Back To You experienced great success since its release in February 2016 on Concord Records. After 42 weeks strong on both the Billboard Top New Artist Heatseekers Chart and the Nielsen Alternative New Artist Chart, the roots/rock trio, The Record Company, scored a GRAMMY Award nomination for the album in the category of Best Contemporary Blues Album. Today, the album has moved over 4,500 units in Canada, including streams, and now the band will bring their live set to local fans.

The band, comprised of Chris Vos (guitar, lead vocals, harmonica), Alex Stiff (bass, guitar, vocals) and Marc Cazorla (drums, piano, vocals) – unleashed its debut album, Give It Back to You, on February 12, 2016, and immediately struck a power chord nationwide. The album’s first single, Off The Ground, garnered extensive airplay in the alternative formats, achieving the coveted #1 AAA spot, where it remained for two consecutive weeks. The single was recently featured in a Hockey Night In Canada montage that aired on March 11th.  Their latest single, Baby I’m Broken, premiered on Sirius XM’s Spectrum, and was serviced to radio today.

The Record Company’s popular success has been matched by enthusiastic and unanimous critical acclaim. “Caught halfway between the stomp of mid-century rock & roll and the soulful kick of Delta blues, the Record Company kick up a raw, rootsy racket,” raved Rolling Stone. “The blues may be nothing new, but the Record Company wring new life out of old traditions.” Entertainment Weekly wrote. “The scuzzy, 10-track set meshes the group’s biggest influences—the early electric blues rock n’ roll of John Lee Hooker, staccato lyrical delivery akin to The Stooges frontman Iggy Pop, and Rolling Stones-style grooves.”

What’s more, The Record Company have rocked the airwaves with a series of high profile TV appearances, including CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert and TBS’ Conan, not to mention countless radio sessions and live concert broadcasts on SiriusXM, NPR’s World Café Live, and Chicago’s WXRT.

CANADIAN TOUR DATES
Saturday, April 1st – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Monday, April 3rd – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

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ALEXANDRIA MAILLOT HEADS OUT ON TWO COINS COLLABORATIVE TOUR WITH CALGARY’S KIRSTEN LUDWIG

DOCU-FILM TO BE SHOT DURING RUN OF SHOWS

SPLIT-SINGLE BY THE PAIR TO BE RELEASED
EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE TOUR

Toronto, ON – March 15, 2017 – Next month, Vancouver-based bedroom folk-pop artist, Alexandria Maillot, will embark on a Canadian tour with Calgary haunt-folk musician, Kirsten Ludwig. In addition to trekking across the country, the pair will be releasing a split 7” exclusively for the tour, and will be documenting the tour along the way for a short docu-film to be released at the end of the run. Before heading out, Maillot will play a hometown show with JUNO-nominated, Lisa Leblanc, on March 25th at the Biltmore Cabaret. See below for a full list of tour dates.

"Our tour, titled Two Coins, is a sonic and visual concept that originated from the idea that artists collaborating with other artists create bodies of work that are far bigger than what they would have been as a singular perspective.,” comments Maillot. “Particularly, those artists who challenge and expand on the ever-evolving definition of what it means to be an artist. We wanted to tell a story from the female perspective on the road – a narrative far too under-represented – particularly, DIY, unsigned female touring artists. For our tour, we have created a split 7" of an unreleased single from each artist, as well as cassettes and limited edition/handmade merch which exist only on this tour. As well, a visual element will play for the duration of the show, changing and transforming as the set progresses. A very talented photographer/videographer is joining us to collect content for a series of films and footage to be released after tour commences."

Maillot has been carving her name in the Canadian music landscape with the swoony bedroom-pop showcased on her debut full-length album, Time (self-released on June 10, 2016). At 24 years, Maillot’s lush vocals and reflective lyrical narratives have often garnered her comparisons to music heavyweights such as Feist and Basia Bulat, and Time has proven to be a body of work that has merited national radio attention and widespread critical acclaim amongst industry peers and music-lovers alike.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
MAR 25 • VANCOUVER, BC • Biltmore Cabaret (w/Lisa Leblanc)
APR 2 • VICTORIA, BC • Vinyl Envy *
APR 5 • THUNDER BAY, ON • The Foundry *
APR 7 • CAMBRIDGE, ON • E-Bolt *
APR 9 • NESTLETON, ON • Nestleton Inn *
APR 12 • OTTAWA, ON • Avant-Garde Bar *
APR 14 • MONTREAL, QC • Jam for Justice *
APR 15 • COWANSVILLE, QC • Red’s Kitchen * 
APR 18-22 • TORONTO, ON • CMW *
APR 20 • TORONTO, ON • Gladstone Hotel *
APR 22 • ELORA, ON • Wreckless Eric Eclectic Cafe *
APR 23 • BRAMPTON, ON • House Concert *
APR 24 • CORNWALL, ON • La Mansion (w/Goodwood Atoms) *
APR.27 • WINNEPEG, MB • Sofar Sounds *
MAY 2 • SASKATOON, SK• Driftwood Café *
MAY 3 • EDMONTON, AB • Northern Sessions *
MAY 4 • SHERWOOD PARK, AB • Moksha Yoga (early) *
MAY 4 • SHERWOOD PARK, AB • Moksha Yoga (evening) *
MAY 5 • FERNIE, BC • Infinitea *
MAY 6 • CALGARY, AB • House Concert *
*Two Coins Tour

“Since the turn of the Century, Canada has produced some of the finest female singer-songwriters in the business with many achieving success worldwide acclaim. Feist, Basia Bulat, Kathleen Edwards, Hannah Georgas, Coeur de Pirate, and Alessia Cara are just some of the names… Alexandria Maillot…will be mentioned alongside some of these well-known artists.The Revue
 

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FLOGGING MOLLY ANNOUNCES ‘LIFE IS GOOD’ 2017 NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR BEGINNING MAY 4TH IN OAKLAND, CA

NEW ALBUM LIFE IS GOOD

OUT JUNE 2ND VIA VANGUARD RECORDS

Toronto, ON – March 15th, 2016 – Flogging Molly announces their 2017 North American Headlining Tour, which kicks off on May 4th in Oakland, CA and brings the band’s adrenaline-fueled live performances to cities including Vancouver, Denver, New York City, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago and more.  Tickets go on sale Friday, March 17th  at 10:00 am local time.  The tour is in support of Flogging Molly’s long awaited new album, LIFE IS GOOD, out on June 2nd via Vanguard Records.  Fans will be excited to know that every ticket order (in select markets) will include a digital download of the new album upon release.  For additional ticket information, visit www.floggingmolly.com, and see complete list of tour dates below.

 

Produced by Grammy Award-winning Joe Chiccarelli (U2, White Stripes, Beck), and recorded in Dublin, Ireland, LIFE IS GOOD marks Flogging Molly’s first studio album in six years since 2011’s highly acclaimed Speed of Darkness, which reached #9 on Billboard’s Top 200. Founded by Dublin-born frontman, Dave King, and fiddle-player, Bridget Regan, Flogging Molly has long been hailed for their compelling lyrics of exile, rebellion, history and struggle told through exuberant anthems with a fierce blend of raucous punk/rock and traditional Irish music. 

The band has just wrapped up their annual Salty Dog Cruise and will be heading to Los Angeles on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, for their Devil’s Dance Floor celebration at The Forum, with special guests, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Mariachi El Bronx. Tickets are on sale now.  The show will also be live streamed on TIDAL.  Tune in on TIDAL.com/FloggingMolly, beginning at 7:30 pm PST. 

Flogging Molly is:  Dave King (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bodhran), Bridget Regan (Violin, Tin Whistle), Dennis Casey (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar), Bob Schmidt (Banjo, Mandolin), Matthew Hensley (Accordion, Piano, Concertina), Nathan Maxwell (Bass Guitar), Michael Alonso (Drums, Percussion).

2017 ‘LIFE IS GOOD’ NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:

The White Buffalo to support

May 4th Oakland, CA Fox Theater

May 5th Portland, OR Roseland Theater

May 6th Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo

May 7th – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

May 9th Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory

May 10th Boise, ID The Knitting Factory

May 12th Salt Lake City, UT The Complex

May 13th Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium

May 14th Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium

May 16th St. Paul, MN Palace Theatre

May 18th Cleveland, OH Agora

May 19th Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE

May 20th Silver Spring, MDThe Fillmore

May 21st New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall

May 23rd New York, NY Irving Plaza

May 24thNew York, NY Irving Plaza

May 26th Boston, MA House of Blues

May 27th Portland, ME State Theater

May 28th –Montreal, QC – Metropolis

May 30th – Toronto, ON – Rebel Complex

June 1st Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live

June 2nd Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom

June 3rd Detroit, MI The Fillmore

June 4th Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Music Festival

 

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED DATES:

March 16th Las Vegas, NV Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan

March 17th Inglewood, CA The Forum

March 18th Chandler, AZ Pot of Gold Festival

March 21st –Dallas, TX House of Blues

March 22nd Houston, TX House of Blues

March 24th  New Orleans, LA Joy Theater

March 25th Mobile, AL – O’Daly’s Irish Pub

March 26th Lake Buena Vista, FL  House of Blues

March 28th  Raleigh, NC The Ritz

March 29th Norfolk, VA NorVA

March 31st Atlantic City, NJ Convention Center

April 1st Rochester, NY Dome Arena

June 16th Stockholm, Sweden Grona Lund

June 17th  Copenhagen, Denmark Komos Festival

June 23rd   Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival

June 25th Neuhausen ob Eck Germany Southside Festival

 

www.floggingmolly.com

 

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PJ MASKS LIVE! TO HIT THE ROAD IN FIRST-EVER LIVE THEATRICAL TOUR

NEW LIVE-ACTION ADVENTURE PJ MASKS LIVE! BRINGS ENTERTAINMENT ONE’S HIT ANIMATED TV SERIES TO LIFE
- ON STAGE - IN MORE THAN 50 NORTH AMERICAN CITIES
STARTING SEPTEMBER 2017

PJ MASKS MUSIC AVAILABLE FOR FIRST TIME
ON 
DIGITAL STREAMING SERVICES

Toronto, ON – March 14th, 2017 – Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents are proud to announce that PJ MASKS LIVE!, a brand-new, fully-immersive musical production, will take to the stage, touring across North America. Kicking off in September 2017, the live show is based on eOne’s top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko and the Baddies will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, familiar and original music, acrobatics, and immersive interactivity.

PJ MASKS LIVE! is slated to visit more than 50 U.S. and Canadian markets this fall, with the full tour schedule to be announced in May 2017. Fans are encouraged to sign up now at www.pjmaskslive.com to get to the front of the line for pre-sale tickets when the tour goes on sale this spring.

PJ Masks, the hit animated TV series, follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.

This creation of the PJ Masks live show marks a new partnership between the Entertainment One Music and Entertainment One Family teams, as well as with stage show producer, Round Room Presents.

“There is a natural ability for our Music management team here at eOne to showcase their creative and logistical strengths with a rigorous touring schedule that a world-class brand like PJ Masks demands,” said Chris Taylor, Global President, eOne Music. “This production with our colleagues at eOne Family, and our partners Round Room Presents, is the first of what we hope will be many more tours to come.”

“Our landmark property, PJ Masks, brings popular superhero themes to a preschool audience and we’re incredibly excited about the upcoming live tour,” said Joan Grasso, VP of Licensing in North America for eOne. “PJ MASKS LIVE! is a winning combination – both preschool boys and girls will love the interactive experience of seeing their beloved heroes on stage, and kids of all ages will be empowered by the show’s heroic and fantasy-based storylines and central themes of friendship and teamwork.”

“I am thrilled to be partnering with eOne to bring a live version of the series to PJ Masks fans throughout the U.S. and Canada,” said Stephen Shaw, CEO of Round Room Presents and Lead Producer and Promoter for the live tour. “PJ Masks is a vibrant brand that transfers naturally to the live stage, and we can’t wait to delight audiences with this fun and engaging new show.”

Fans can visit pjmaskslive.com now to sign up for front of the line pre-sale access to tickets.

In addition to the live stage show news, eOne is pleased to announce that PJ Masks fans can now enjoy the music from the series via their favourite digital music streaming service. The PJ Masks mini-album, Here We Come, was released on March 10, 2017, and features ten familiar songs, including the theme song from the TV show, as well as other tracks made popular by the brand’s official music videos released in 2016. The mini-album is available for iOS and Android platforms.

Smart buy-Link:

http://smarturl.it/PJM-HWC

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies  Renegade 83; world-class music labels  Dualtone Music

Group and  Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency  Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

 

About Round Room Presents

Round Room Presents is a live entertainment firm that specializes in the production and promotion of live arena shows, concert tours, theatrical performances and touring exhibitions. Round Room are currently the Executive Producers for Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones blockbuster exhibit.

www.roundroompresents.com

www.pjmasks.com
 

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THE LONGEST CONCERT BY MULTIPLE ARTISTS KICKS OFF THIS FRIDAY

16+ DAYS OF ‘ROUND THE CLOCK LIVE MUSIC AT STOUFFVILLE, ON’S EARL OF WHITCHURCH
WILL CINCH GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

OVER 400 CANADIAN MUSICAL ACTS INVOLVED

CANADIAN CHARITIES HIGHLIGHTED EACH DAY

Toronto, ON – March 13, 2017 – Just four more sleeps until Stouffville, Ontario’s Earl of Whitchurch is transformed into a 24/7 concert hall! On March 17th at 7:00pm, Canada will kick off what is to become the world’s Longest Concert by Multiple Artists. Months of organization by Kevin Ker and Epidemic Music Group, along with a massive group of industry leaders, passionate volunteers, sponsors, charities and music lovers, have gone into preparing for this record-breaking event, and now the time is nearly upon us.

Over 400 Canadian musical acts will be hitting the stage at the Earl throughout the 16+ days. Audiences (which, according to the Guinness rules and regulations for this record, can never drop below 10 people at any given point) will be treated to a diverse line-up of musical performances, spanning genres from rock, pop, country, folk, and beyond, as well as some exciting special guests. Check out the full schedule here: epidemicmusicgroup.ca/band-line-up-schedule

In addition to stellar live music, each day will showcase and highlight a different Canadian charity – helping to bring awareness and support to important organizations across the country. A list of the participating charities, and the day they will be highlighted, can be found below.

Response to the world record attempt has been massive, from local businesses, to politicians, to residents. With rallying support extending from beyond the community of Stouffville, to a nation excited to watch an incredible event unfold in its 150th year, this has truly become Canada’s event.

For more information about the event, and how to get involved, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/GuinnessRecordAttemptByEpidemicMusicGroup/ and www.epidemicmusicgroup.ca  

INVOLVED CHARITIES:
Day 1 (March 17/18) - Markham Stouffville Hospital 
Day 2 (March 19) - Artscan Circle 
Day 3 (March 20) - Fundraiser Benefit for Steffi G
Day 4 (March 21) - Evergreen Hospice
Day 5 (March 22) - Habitat for Humanity
Day 6 (March 23) - AV Youth 
Day 7 (March 24) - Kelly Shires Foundation
Day 8 (March 25) - North Toronto Cat Rescue
Day 9 (March 26) - Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada
Day 10 (March 27) - United Way
Day 11 (March 28) - CMHA
Day 12 (March 29) - 360 Kids
Day 13 (March 30) - Family Navigation Project
Day 14 (March 31) - Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research
Day 15 (April 1) - Sick Kids Foundation 
Day 16 (April 2) - Hockey With Heart 

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LITTLE DRAGON ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM SEASON HIGH OUT APRIL 14TH ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ANNOUNCED

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR SWEET

Toronto, ON – March 10, 2017 – Grammy-nominated Little Dragon have announced their long-awaited new album, Season High, out April 14th digitally on Loma Vista Records (CD + LP in stores May 5th). This is the first new music from the electro-pop band since they released their acclaimed 2014 album, Nabuma Rubberband. Season High was produced by Little Dragon, with co-production and mixing by James Ford, in their hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden. Pre-order for the album can be found at little-dragon.net, iTunes and Amazon.

Discussing the process behind recording Season High, Yukimi muses, “We have grown through the years but the making of this album has been a struggle. As much as our band is based on a deep friendship we are four strong wills who find it really frustrating to compromise. We have gotten better at that though, but it’s still a real battle. It gets harder and harder for us to make records but we still love it. Sometimes it feels like we have 100% passion and life or death emotions yet there’s a pointlessness with everything. We want to exist in our own bubble where we can stay curious about sounds. The magic feeling that sounds can sprinkle over any boring day is what got us all hooked. That feeling of escapism …maybe because Gothenburg is a grey place for most of the year, our curse and blessing is that we never quite succeed.”

Little Dragon had previously shared a song off the new album, titled High. And today, the band has shared another new song from the new record – Sweet – a saccharine-induced dance floor number framed by lead singer Yukimi’s lush vocals. Stream/Buy Sweet here:  Amazon, Apple, iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify. Watch the video for Sweet here.

The band previously announced a tour beginning mid-April, their first since 2015, with what’s sure to be a massive performance at this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.  They will be joined by Goldlink on select dates, and playing alongside Glass Animals for several shows. Every ticket for select dates to Little Dragon’s spring tour includes a download of the new album, Season High. See all confirmed tour dates below and stay tuned to http://little-dragon.net for more.

What people are saying about High:

“Throwback synths welcome in the warm slice of alternative R&B, a track full of smooth, subtle low-end and snapping percussion. “High” is equal parts meditative and sensual…”  
- Consequence of Sound

“This paean to loose trips and close touches is a reliable soundtrack to a narcotized Valentine's Day in with a main squeeze.” - NPR

“a slow, drifting piece of studio craft” - Stereogum

“beautiful dream-pop vocals from lead singer Yukimi Nagano, layered over slow-dance-appropriate electronic beats” - Paste Magazine

“Here’s your new, woozy bedroom anthem. Press play and vibe out. This is music therapy at its most alleviating.” - Nylon

SEASON HIGH TRACKLISTING:

  1. Celebrate
  2. High
  3. Pop Life
  4. Sweet
  5. Butterflies
  6. Should I
  7. Don’t Cry
  8. Strobe Light
  9. Push
  10. Gravity

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
4/13/17 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriets
4/14/17 - Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/16/17 - San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
4/18/17 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC**
4/21/17 - Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/22/17 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl^^
4/23/17 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire
4/25/17 - Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre**
4/26/17 - Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater**
4/27/17 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
4/29/17 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/30/17 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant**
5/2/17 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall**
5/3/17 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre**
5/4/17 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall**
5/5-7/17 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Beats Festival
7/22/17 - Squaw Valley, CA @ Wanderlust Festival
7/26/17 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks^^
7/29/17 - Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang^^
7/31/17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^^
** with Goldlink
^^ with Glass Animals

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LITTLE DRAGON ONLINE:
Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram

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HARRISON SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR RIGHT HOOK VIA THE FADER

RECEIVES JUNO AWARDS NOMINATION FOR 
ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

ANNOUNCES SUMMER FESTIVAL SPOTS 
AT OSHEAGA & FIELD TRIP

Praise for Harrison: 

“Harrison’s song "Right Hook" is a glamorous future-funk jam.” - The FADER

"Super smooth" - i-D Magazine

"Known for his warbly synth and upbeat funk driven aesthetics" - Noisey

"'Vanilla’ goes a long way toward establishing Harrison's 
versatility without compromising his carefully honed aesthetic"
- Stereogum

"Harrison boxes his happiness in sugary instrumentals and wraps it with a cartoon bow"- THUMP 

Toronto, ON – March 9th, 2017 – Following the release of his debut album, Checkpoint Titanium, in September, Toronto producer, Harrison, is back to share a new video for the album’s fourth song, Right Hook. Premiering via The Fader today, the video was directed by Eva Michon, and produced with the assistance of MuchFACT. The video takes us through a day in the life of a female protagonist, from a morning jog, to teaching a piano lesson, and ultimately to the club. Watch the video here.

"The video for Right Hook is an exploration of visual time-keeping," Eva explains. "I am always mesmerized when the beat of a song I'm listening to on headphones synchronizes with movement in the real world. The ponytail of a jogger or a dancer is one of the greatest things to watch, and was the initial inspiration and jumping-off point for the video concept." 

On the inspiration behind the track itself, Harrison says, "When I was making Right Hook, I couldn't fight the feeling that the bass made me want to bounce a bit. That feeling was also met with the thought of wanting to sock someone in the face, hence the name." 

In addition to the new video, Harrison's Checkpoint Titanium was recently nominated for Electronic Album Of The Year at the 2017 JUNO Awards, which will take place on April 2nd in Ottawa. Harrison will be performing at JUNO Fest, held the day before the awards ceremony. This summer, he will be playing at two major festivals, including Osheaga in Montreal, and Field Trip in Toronto. 

Watch the new video for Right Hook, see below for performance dates, and stay tuned for updates from Harrison.

Upcoming Performances:
Apr 1 Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox (JUNO Fest)
Jun 3-4 Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Festival
Aug 4-6 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival 

DOWNLOADHi Res Album Artwork | DOWNLOADHi Res Press Photo

www.soundcloud.com/harrison_music 
www.lastgang.com 

 

Produced with the financial assistance of MuchFACT,
a division of Bell Media Inc. www.muchfact.ca

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About Last Gang:
Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, Ryan Hemsworth and Chromeo. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company. www.lastgang.com / www.entertainmentonegroup.com

Entertainment One Music is home to Dualtone, Death Row, and Light Records releasing some of the most popular music in the world including The Lumineers, The Game and Lalah Hathaway.  

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ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS' NORTH AMERICAN ZOMBIES IN AMERICA TOUR KICKS OFF THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 12TH IN ANAHEIM, CA

TORONTO SHOW SOLD OUT

NEW ALBUM ZOMBIES ON BROADWAY
AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE

WATCH AMITW PERFORM ON SPOTIFY SESSIONS
AND JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE

“Andrew McMahon balances the beauty of a life that is lived both well and hard” – Alternative Press

Toronto, ON – March 9th, 2017 – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness kicks off his national headlining ‘Zombies in America’ North American tour this Sunday, March 12th at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA with support from Atlas Genius and Night Riots. SOLD OUT shows throughout the tour include St. Louis (two shows), Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto, Cleveland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Buffalo, and San Diego.  AMITW will also be opening for Billy Joel on April 28th at SunTrust Park in Atlanta, GA, June 17 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI and July 14th at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH. 

The New York City-inspired album, Zombies On Broadway, debuted at #1 on iTunes Alternative Chart, #3 Billboard Alternative Chart and #2 on iTunes Overall Album Chart.  The single, Fire Escape, is currently Top 5 at Alternative Radio and gaining traction at Hot AC.

Zombies On Broadway is the long awaited follow up to McMahon’s eponymous debut album that launched the Gold selling multi-genre hit, Cecilia and the Satellite, which currently has 40 million streams to date. Watch AMITW discuss the album on AOL Build.

THE ZOMBIES IN AMERICA TOUR DATES W/ATLAS GENIUS AND NIGHT RIOTS
3/12/2017 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
3/13/3017 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
3/16/2017 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
3/17/2017 - Kansas City, MO @ KC Live! Power and Light District
3/18/2017 - St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall – SOLD OUT
3/20/2017 - St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall – SOLD OUT
3/21/2017 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
3/22/2017 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
3/24/2017 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues – SOLD OUT
3/25/2017 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
3/26/2017 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
3/28/2017 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
3/29/2017 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
3/31/2017 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues – SOLD OUT
4/1/2017 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
4/2/2017 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom – SOLD OUT
4/4/2017 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House – SOLD OUT
4/5/2017 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
4/7/2017 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore – SOLD OUT
4/8/2017 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues – SOLD OUT
4/9/2017 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
4/11/2017 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall – SOLD OUT
4/12/2017 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
4/14/2017 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
4/15/2017 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
4/17/2017 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm Charleston
4/18/2017 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
4/19/2017 - Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre
4/21/2017 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
4/22/2017 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
4/23/2017 - Gainesville, FL @ Florida Theater
4/25/2017 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theater
4/26/2017 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
4/28/2017 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
4/29/2017 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s
4/30/2017 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
5/2/2017 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire
5/3/2017 - Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater – SOLD OUT
5/5/2017 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues – SOLD OUT
5/6/2017 - Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theater
5/7/2017 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore – SOLD OUT
5/9/2017 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
5/10/2017 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune – SOLD OUT
5/12/2017 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
5/13/2017 - Las Vegas, NV @ Top Golf
5/19-21/2017 - Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
6/11/2017 - Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
6/17/2017 - Green Bay, WI – Lambeau Field w/Billy Joel
7/14/2017 - Cleveland, OH – Progressive Field w/Billy Joel
7/30/2017 - New York, NY @ Randall’s Island Park – Panorama Festival

U.K. TOUR DATES
5/23/2017 - London, UK - Bush Hall – SOLD OUT
5/24/2017 - Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
5/25/2017 - Glasgow, Scotland - King Tuts

About Andrew McMahon
Raised on the East Coast and in the Midwest, McMahon began writing songs at age nine, drawing inspiration from singer/songwriter/pianists such as Elton John and Billy Joel. While still in high school, McMahon co-founded an early incarnation of pop-punk band, Something Corporate, whose 2002 major-label debut hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Chart. In 2004, he formed Jack’s Mannequin and then—on the cusp of releasing the band’s 2005 debut—was diagnosed with leukemia at age 22. Eventually fully recovering, McMahon went on to release two more studio albums with Jack’s Mannequin, in addition to composing songs for the NBC series Smash (an endeavor that earned him an Emmy Award nomination in 2013) and established The Dear Jack Foundation one of the first Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) specific cancer foundations which advocates for and supports initiatives that benefit AYAs diagnosed with cancer.  In 2014, he released Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness which featured the gold certified single “Cecilia and the Satellite” McMahon lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 10 years, Kelly, and their daughter, Cecilia, for whom the hit song was penned.

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www.andrewmcmahon.com

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LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA CELEBRATE EIGHT YEARS OF BALKAN-KLEZMER-GYPSY-PARTY PUNK-SUPER MUSIC WITH HOMETOWN SHOW

EXCLUSIVE SET FEATURING 
CHICAGO’S LOWDOWN BRASS BAND

Toronto, ON – March 7, 2017 – On April 6thLemon Bucket Orkestra, Toronto’s own guerrilla-folk party-punks return to The Great Hall for their first show of the year to celebrate the eighth anniversary of Lemon Bucket Orkestra's inception with local fans. Known for their wild Balkan brass parties and inventive theatrical performances, this not-to-be-missed night will be the band's only local show until they release a new album in November 2017. They will be joining forces with Chicago's notorious Lowdown Brass Band, another in a string of prestigious brass bands from around the world, that Lemon Bucket Orkestra has become famous for introducing to their legions of Toronto fans. Tickets are available for purchase online, and at La Palette. See complete details below.  

Voted Toronto’s Best Live Band by the readers of NOW Magazine, Lemon Bucket Orkestra have been wowing Toronto audiences for close to a decade, and have toured around the world, bringing their unstoppable and infectious musical mayhem to stages near and far. Their first hometown show of the year promises to be a blast for fans both old and new. With new repertoire to draw upon and a few months of winter doldrums to break out of, you can count on the Lemon Bucket Orkestra massive to leave it all on the dance floor for this performance. A couple of weeks after the show, the band will be heading to Europe to perform their immersive guerrilla-folk opera, Counting Sheep. It is an interactive retelling of the Ukraine’s 2014 Revolution of Dignity, that some of the band members literally lived through. The play will be taking them to Germany, UK, Finland, Australia, and the US before the end of this year. 

This will be the Toronto debut of the horn driven tour de force that is Chicago’s Lowdown Brass Band. From street beat to metal and beyond, their unique high-energy style has been perfectly captured on their latest release, Lowdown Sounds, which features their version of the R&B classic, Everybody Loves the Sunshine, featuring soul legend himself, Roy Ayers, as special guest. Lowdown Brass Band breaks the barrier between audience and performer with their kinetic live shows, featuring dynamic rapper, Billa Camp.

Lemon Bucket Orkestra with special guest, Lowdown Brass Band
Friday, April 6th – The Great Hall 

Tickets
Advance (Main Floor): $20
Advance (Balcony Seated):  $30

Lineup
Doors: 7:30 pm 
Lowdown Brass Band: 8:00 pm 
Lemon Bucket Orkestra: 9:00 pm 

Online ticketswww.brownpapertickets.com/event/2899044
Hard tickets: La Palette (492 Queen Street West, Toronto) 

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www.lemonbucket.com

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WATCH THE STRUMBELLAS PERFORM THEIR NEW SINGLE YOUNG & WILD LAST NIGHT ON CONAN

RELEASE LIVE MUSIC VIDEO FOR YOUNG & WILD

NOMINATED FOR THREE JUNO AWARDS: GROUP OF THE YEAR, FAN CHOICE, AND SINGLE OF THE YEAR (SPIRITS)

WINNERS OF BEST NEW ROCK/ALTERNATIVE ROCK ARTIST, NOMINATED FOR ALTERNATIVE ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR, FINALIST FOR BEST NEW ARTIST AT THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS

Toronto, ON – March 3, 2017 – Last night, The Strumbellas brought their infectious energy to TBS’ Conan, with a debut performance of their vibrant new single, Young & Wild. The band also dropped an impassioned live music video for the track, which showcases their breakout 2016 year; capturing scenes from sold out shows across the globe including the massive crowds from their debut sets at Lollapalooza and ACL, New York’s Bowery Ballroom, The Danforth Music Hall, and many more. The video premiered earlier this week on CBC's q, and can be viewed here.

2016 saw The Strumbellas release their third album, Hope, and trail-blaze their way through the year with their chart-topping single, Spirits. The track reach #1 on the Alternative Radio Chart in Canada and America, and the U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs Chart, went double platinum in Italy, platinum in Canada, and gold in America and Germany, and is one of the top 10 most streamed Rock songs of 2016 worldwide, establishing The Strumbellas as one of the biggest breakout Alternative Rock acts of the year. This has undeniably carried into 2017 as the band has been nominated for three JUNO Awards – Group of the Year, Single of the Year (Spirits), and Fan Choice – and will be performing at the award show broadcast. They have also not only been nominated for iHeartRadio’s Alternative Rock Artist of the Year, but they’ve already won Best New Rock / Alternative Rock Artist, making them finalists for Best New Artist at this Sunday’s iHeartRadio Music Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

The band will be getting back on the road this year, first heading to Australia, then back to North America for an array of summer festivals including Niagara-on-the-Lake on Canada Day long weekend, The Big Feastival, BottleRock, Sasquatch, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Firefly, and more. The band will also embark on a headlining U.S. tour in the fall. Stay tuned to www.thestrumbellas.ca for tour updates.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
April 13 & 14 – Byron Bay, Australia – Byron Bay Bluesfest
April 16 – Northcote, Australia – Northcote Social Club
April 17 – Sydney, Australia – Oxford Art Factory Sydney
May 3 – West Palm Beach, FL – SunFest
May 5 – Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival
May 19 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Beach Music & Arts Festival
May 21 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
May 22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
May 23 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
May 25 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
May 26 – George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
May 28 – Napa, CA – BottleRock Napa Valley
June 2 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
June 4 – Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Festival
June 5 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
June 9 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
June 11 – Beachwood, OH – LaureLive
June 17 – Hunter Mountain, NY – Mountain Jam
June 18 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
July 2 – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON – Butler’s Barracks
July 6 – Montreal, QC – Montreal Jazz Festival

July 22 – Wiesen, AU – Out Of The Woods
July 25 – Luzern, CH – Blue Balls Festival
August 19 & 20 – Oro Medente, ON – The Big Feastival
October 12 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
October 13 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
October 16 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
October 18 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
October 19 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
October 20 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
October 21 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
October 23 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre
October 24 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
November 2 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
November 3 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
November 7 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
November 13 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

Listen to HOPE here:
iTunes | SpotifyAmazon | Google Play

DOWNLOAD: Hi-Res Promo Photo | DOWNLOAD:  Hope Album Cover Art

www.thestrumbellas.ca

sixshooterrecords.com
 

We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.

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POKEY LAFARGE’S MANIC REVELATIONS OUT MAY 19 ON ROUNDER RECORDS

FIRST SINGLE RIOT IN THE STREETS PREMIERES AT KCMP’S THE CURRENT

“…A MAN WITH A VISION AND A PASSION FOR MUSIC FROM WAY BEFORE HIS TIME.” - NPR Music

“POKEY LAFARGE…IS THE REAL DEAL.”  - American Songwriter

Toronto, ON – March 1, 2017 – Pokey LaFarge’s anticipated new full-length album, Manic Revelations, will be released May 19 on Rounder Records. In advance of the release, the album’s lead track, Riot In The Streets, recently premiered at KCMP’s The Current (stream/purchase now). Of the song, The Current praises, “Pokey LaFarge tries to make sense of trouble he’s seen and trouble he’s been in. This is the Great Why of his unending passion for songwriting. Each chord, each riff shades the stories he sets up in his lyrics, always in search of the purest truth within the 10 forlorn, haunting melodies on Manic Revelations. A musician, a storyteller, a narrator of the messy, unkempt American experience…Pokey LaFarge sits, he watches, he writes. Everything that’s worth happening happens in his songs.”

Of his inspiration behind the song, LaFarge shares, “It is a tough thing to write about, but as a citizen of St. Louis and as an artist, I had to say something. Hopefully this song does more good than bad and, ultimately, gets the dialogue started. Although it’s also important to not forget the peaceful protests and those that spread the message of love in the pursuit of justice and equality, this particular song is about people being marginalized and brought to the brink. It was only a matter of time before they fight back. I hope you feel that tension in the song—even from the first bass click.”

Recorded in LaFarge’s hometown of St. Louis, Manic Revelations features 10 new original songs and was produced by the Southside Collective—LaFarge, Joey Glynn (bass), Ryan Koenig (harmonica, guitjo, electric guitar), Adam Hoskins (electric guitar), Matt Meyer (drums, percussion), Luc Klein (trumpet, euphonium, piano, glockenspiel), Alec Spiegelman (saxophone, piano, tubax, organ, clarinet, flute), David Beeman (tambourine, stylophone, guitar, organ)—along with additional production by Tony Hoffer.

“The manic revelation is the state where artists create,” says LaFarge. “I got to the point in writing these songs where I felt like a house on fire that just kept burning.” He continues, “This album is about confronting yourself. It’s about confronting your city, its relation with the world, and all its people.”

Since his debut in 2006, LaFarge has released seven studio albums, including his most recent, 2015’s Something In The Water. Of the album, American Songwriter proclaims, “immensely enjoyable…the sheer joy of these performances is contagious,” while The Guardian declares it, “…a spirited attempt to keep American roots music—country blues, early jazz, ragtime and western swing—alive.” Additionally, surrounding the album’s release, LaFarge was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air. Listen to the full interview with Terry Gross here.

In addition to his life as a musician, LaFarge recently made his acting debut on CMT’s new original series, “Sun Records,” playing celebrated country artist and songwriter, Hank Snow. More information about the program can be found here.

LaFarge and his longtime band will embark on an extensive tour in support of the album. More information will be announced shortly.

MANIC REVELATIONS TRACK LIST:

1. Riot In The Streets

2. Must Be A Reason

3. Better Man Than Me

4. Bad Dreams

5. Mother Nature

6. Silent Movie

7. Good Luck Charm

8. Going To The Country

9. Wellington

10. I Will Never Change

 

TOUR DATES:

June 21—Owensboro, KY—ROMP Festival

July 14—Mount Solon, VA—Red Wing Roots Festival

July 15—Greenfield, MA—The Green River Festival

August 4—Wichita, KS—Wichita Vortex Music Festival

*appearing with Dwight Yoakam 

 

www.pokeylafarge.net

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SYLVAN ESSO ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM WHAT NOW

OUT APRIL 28TH ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS SHARE NEW SONG DIE YOUNG 

ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR STOP IN TORONTO ON MAY 23RD

Toronto, ON – February 28th, 2017 – Acclaimed duo, Sylvan Esso, have announced their long awaited new album today. What Now will be released on April 28th via Loma Vista Recordings.  An album that feels urgent and relevant to this particular time in history, What Now asks where we go as a culture when standing at what feels like a precipice. Pre-order for the album is available HERE.

Anticipation has been building for the follow up to their 2014 eponymous debut album, with the band releasing two tracks from the new album, Radio, and Kick Jump Twist, as a 12” vinyl and digital single. Radio hit #1 on Hype Machine, and has become a streaming powerhouse, amassing 8+ Million streams while rocketing to #1 on Spotify’s Viral 50 charts (US and Global), and the band performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The band has also shared another track off the record, titled Die Young. Listen HERE.
Sylvan Esso’s sophomore album, What Now, is the sound of a band truly fulfilling the potential and promise of their debut. Everything has evolved –  the production is bolder, the vocals are more intense, the melodies are more irresistible, and the songs shine that much brighter. However, it is also a record that was made in 2016 –  which means it is inherently grappling with the chaos of a country coming undone, the voices of two people nestled in studios around the country who were bemused by what they looked out and saw. It’s an album that is both political and personal, and blurs the line between the two –  What Now describes the inevitable low that comes after every high, fulfillment tempered by the knowledge that there is no clearly defined conclusion.  It’s a record about falling in love and learning that it won’t save you; about the over sharing of information and the fine line between self-awareness and narcissism; about meeting one’s own personal successes but feeling the fizzling embers of the afterglow rather than the roar of achievement; about the crushing realization that no progress can ever feel permanent. It is an album that finds its strength in its own duality. But at its core, What Now is an album of the finest songs this band has ever written – produced masterfully, sang fearlessly – to articulate our collective undercurrents of anxiety and joy.

Leading into the album release, the band will make an appearance at this year’s SXSW in Austin. In May, they will kick off a headlining tour with dates in Europe, before kicking off their North American tour in Atlanta on May 13th at the Shaky Knees Festival. The tour will see them play NYC’s newest venue, Brooklyn Steel, on May 18th, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, multiple nights in Madison, WI, Portland and Seattle, and top slots at Boston Calling and Eaux Claires festivals, and a Canadian stop in Toronto on May 23rd.

The band have also announced their own massive hometown one-day festival at Shakori Hills in Pittsboro, NC on September 30th, where Sylvan Esso will be joined by their friends, Tune-Yards, Wye Oak, Helado Negro, Well$ and more.

TOUR DATES:

3/13 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk (AV Club Presents Just Another Manic Monday)

3/15 – Austin, TX – The Scoot Inn (Lagunitas x Independence Bug Out)

3/15 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater (NPR Showcase)

5/2 – Berlin, DE – SchwuZ [SOLD OUT]

5/3 – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet

5/4 – London, UK – The Village Underground [SOLD OUT]

5/5 – Paris, FR – Point Ephemere [SOLD OUT]

5/13 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival

5/14 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore *

5/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel *

5/20 – Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer *

5/23 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre *

5/25 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom *

5/26 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival

5/27 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival

5/28 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival

5/27 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *

6/13 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre +

6/14 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre ~

6/16 – Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires

6/17 – Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires

7/14 – Gräfenhainichen, DE  – Melt! Festival

7/15 – Gräfenhainichen, DE – Melt! Festival

7/16 – Gräfenhainichen, DE – Melt! Festival

8/7 – Minneapolis MN – First Avenue %

8/8 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium %

8/10 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre %

8/11 – Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre %

8/12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot %

8/15 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore %

8/16 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom %

8/17 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom %

8/18 – Seattle, WA – Neptune $

8/19 – Seattle, WA – Neptune $

8/22 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater %

8/25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern %

8/26 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park %

8/27 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Outdoors %

8/29 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater %

8/30 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater %

8/31 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall %

9/1 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theater %

9/15 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson #

9/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE #

9/17 – Detroit, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom #

9/19 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! #

9/20 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues #

9/21 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s #

9/22 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium #

9/23 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre #

9/25 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note #

9/26 – Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC #

9/28 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom #

9/29 – Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena #

9/30 – Pittsboro, NC – Shakori Hills &

 

* w/ Lucy Dacus

+ w/ Aero Flynn

~ w/ Field Report

% w/ Flock of Dimes

$ w/ Dana Buoy

#  w/ Helado Negro

& w/ Tune-Yards, Wye Oak, Helado Negro, Well$

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STREETLIGHT SOCIAL ANNOUNCE DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM BLOOD FROM STONE

ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 5th

LISTEN TO LEAD SINGLE DAYBREAKS

Toronto, ON – February 28, 2017 – In the greenrooms around Southern Ontario, the passenger seat of a worn-down vehicle, the living room of a sound-proofed house, Streetlight Social was born. Here to serve you, Chris Millar (vocals/guitar), Brandon Ptolemy (vocals/guitar/mandolin), Kevin Austin (vocals/piano/guitar/banjo), and Brendan McMillan (bass/strings) work together in close quarters to bring you their first full-length record, Blood From Stone. Set for release on May 5th, the album is the culmination of years of hard work, and the years of hard-rock left behind. Have a listen to the lead single, Daybreaks – which can currently be heard on radiowaves across the country – for a taste of what Blood From Stone has to offer.

“This record is a labour of love,” says Ptolemy. “Like sculpting a statue – slowly but surely we moulded a sound that reflected our past, present, and future.” Millar continues, “I listen to this record and hear the past two years of hard work and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I doIt’s all of us, in audio form.”

While trying to follow in their mentor’s footsteps as a hard-rock band in mid-2012, Streetlight Social would wind down for the evening with acoustic guitars, layers of harmonies, and whatever other various instruments were to be found within arms’ reach. “It became less of a hobby and more of what we got out of bed for,” says Austin. “Before long we found ourselves playing rock shows to fulfill obligations while itching to show each other the latest acoustic guitar part we’d written to accompany some piano part or another. Hearing the album from start to finish for the first time was incredibly emotional – like I hadn’t been wasting my time for years. What we were doing was worthwhile, and the proof was in a little 36-minute audio file in my email inbox.”

Citing influences from Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, to Jim Croce and Dallas Green, Streetlight Social found themselves enjoying the after-party over the shows themselves. The hard-rock dream disbanded, and in the following months, collaborative efforts with pals in platinum-selling rock band, My Darkest Days, set the groundwork for the folk-rock act before you. Streetlight released their first self-titled EP in February 2014 and began working on their full-length follow up just months later. What was once a hobby is now a reason to wake up in the morning.

Blood From Stone Tracklisting:

  1. Blood From Stone
  2. Daybreaks
  3. Love Again
  4. Shake This Feeling
  5. Never Grow Old
  6. Little Things
  7. Down Devil Down
  8. Heart Of Glass
  9. Take Shelter
  10. Love Is Dead

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CADENCE WEAPON PREMIERES MY CREW (WOOOO) ON ZANE LOWE’S BEATS1 RADIO SHOW

TRACK CHRONICLES MONTREAL’S UNDERGROUND AFTERHOURS SCENE

Toronto, ON – February 23rd, 2017 – Today, Toronto-based rapper, Cadence Weapon (aka Roland “Rollie” Pemberton), premieres My Crew (Woooo), on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 radio show. Following a strong beat and pulse, with Kaytranada at the production helm, the track is a futuristic trap banger chronicling Cadence’s experiences living in Montreal. The track is available now on all major streaming services.

Through frenetic tongue-twisting verses that call out internet trolls and Camo pant-wearing cops, My Crew (Woooo) mirrors the energy of Montreal’s underground afterhours party scene, complete with hedonistic imagery and shout outs to his crew dwelling in the various neighbourhoods of the city. Cadence describes the song as “an anthem about unapologetically being who you want to be, no matter what anybody else thinks.”

“There’s a sense of personal freedom that’s unique to Montreal and My Crew (Woooo) is a representation of that feeling,” says Cadence. “It’s a song about defying the labels that people try to place on artists. Is it underground? Mainstream? Conscious? Trap? Who cares, as long as it sounds dope.”

Recognized as Canada’s “most creative” rapper by the National Post, Cadence Weapon has consistently exhibited a passion to take rap into new and unexpected directions. Born in Edmonton, Cadence had an upbringing uniquely suited to becoming a rapper. His father, Teddy, a Brooklyn native, was the DJ that introduced hip-hop to Edmonton with his pioneering radio show, The Black Experience in Sound, on CJSR 88.5 FM. After spending his childhood immersed in his father’s diverse archive of music, Cadence started rapping at age 13. Soon, he was entering freestyle battles, rocking shows with his uncle’s funk band and teaching himself how to make beats.

Following the online success of his Cadence Weapon Is The Black Hand mixtape, Cadence released his self-produced debut album, Breaking Kayfabe, in December 2005 at the age of 19. The album was met with international critical acclaim, with the BBC praising its mix of “vivid, scattershot rhymes” and “techno-tinged beats”. In 2009, Cadence was appointed Poet Laureate of Edmonton, making him the literary ambassador of his home city for two years, during which he was invited to read poetry for an event at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He followed up this literary stint with 2012’s Hope In Dirt City, an album produced by Cadence recording live instruments and sampling them for his beats. The album was his second to be shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.

With more music on the way, and many projects on the go, stay posted on what Cadence Weapon has in store.

 

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Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location. The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

Acquired by eOne in 2016, Last Gang label is credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo.

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SEETHER RETURNS WITH FEROCIOUS NEW ALBUM POISON THE PARISH SET FOR RELEASE MAY 12

PRODUCED BY FRONT MAN SHAUN MORGAN POISON THE PARISH MARKS FIRST RELEASE VIA MORGAN’S NEW LABEL IMPRINT: CANINE RIOT RECORDS

WATCH THE HORROR-INSPIRED VIDEO FOR THE ALBUM’S FIRST SINGLE LET YOU DOWN

Toronto, ON – February 23, 2017 – SEETHER, (Shaun Morgan – vocals/guitar, Dale Stewart – bass/vocals, and John Humphrey – drums) one of hard rock’s most successful and enduring outfits, returns on May 12th with their seventh full-length studio album entitled, Poison the Parish.  The first release via front man Shaun Morgan’s new label imprint, Canine Riot Records, the new album is among the heaviest and emotionally pure efforts of the band’s illustrious career.

The album’s epic lead single, Let You Down, premiered yesterday. Stream it here. Additionally, the track’s beautifully shot horror-inspired video was unveiled today via VEVO. Watch it here here.

Recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, Poison the Parish marks the first album produced in its entirety by the band’s lead singer and songwriter, Shaun Morgan. Playing with a newfound ferocity and purpose, the new material gelled quickly providing Morgan’s dense, melodic grooves and brooding subject matter a gritty luster and room to breathe.

Fifteen years deep into an incredibly consistent and rewarding career, Seether continues to thrive, pushing their creative boundaries while remaining true to their fiercely loyal, worldwide fan base. Poison the Parish is Seether at their very best; a gripping and self-assured affirmation of a quintessential hard rock band in peak form.

Seether also just announced the 5th Annual Rise Above Fest – the largest suicide awareness event in the world – which will be held Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd at Darling’s Waterfront Park in Bangor, Maine. This year’s performers include Korn, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Skillet, Halestorm, Falling in Reverse, and more. Morgan, Rise Above Fest’s founder, was honored last year with the Artistic Expression Award from the National Council for Behavioral Health at the Awards of Excellence in Las Vegas.

For Rise Above Fest tickets and information, visit: Rise Above Fest

Listen to Let You Down on Spotify.

Pre-Order Poison the Parish:
http://smarturl.it/seetherPTPappledlx – Apple Music deluxe
http://smarturl.it/seetherPTPitunesdlx – iTunes deluxe
http://smarturl.it/seetherPTPamznMP3dlx – Amazon digital deluxe
http://smarturl.it/seetherPTPamazonMP3 – Amazon digital

Presale bundles featuring exclusive limited edition merchandise are available at: Seether.com

POISON THE PARISH TRACK LIST:

  1. Stoke the Fire
  2. Betray and Degrade
  3. Something Else
  4. I’ll Survive
  5. Let You Down
  6. Against the Wall
  7. Let Me Heal
  8. Saviours
  9. Nothing Left
  10. Count Me Out
  11. Emotionless
  12. Sell My Soul

 

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DANKO JONES RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE MY LITTLE RNR

NEW ALBUM WILD CAT OUT MARCH 3rd ON eOne BAND ON TOUR THIS SPRING

Toronto, ON – February 22, 2017 – Today, Danko Jones shares the brand new music video for their single, My Little RnR. Directed by Nick Sewell (Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT), the video is inspired by the horror-themed art direction of the Wild Cat sleeve design – a classic vampire tale, but told in the first person, from the perspective of the monster. Check it out here.

Over the course of the video, we follow the monster as it prowls the night, claiming victim after victim. Will anyone stand against the infernal beast? Visually, the video has a bold and graphic style, employing both the palette and high contrast photography from the sleeve design. To capture the look and feel, it was shot in stop-motion, as a series of stills, rather than full motion video.

“This is a fun stop-motion horror-themed music video from the POV of a blood-sucking vampire,”comments Danko. “Who doesn’t love blood and guts and RNR?”

Wild Cat (out March 3rd via eOne in Canada and Bad Taste Records/AFM Records internationally) is now available for pre-order on iTunesAmazon and Google PlayMy Little RnR is available to stream now on Spotify, and check out the album teaser here. Danko Jones have never felt more vibrant or hungry than they are on Wild Cat. Produced by Juno Award-winning producer, Eric Ratz, the 11-track album is a raw representation of the band’s collective musical history and influences, and without a doubt their most solid album yet.

Celebrating 20 years in the rock n’ roll game in 2016, Danko Jones have an impressive resume to show for the past two decades. In addition to sold out headline tours across Canada and the European continent they have also toured the US, Brazil, Japan, Australia and South Africa and done extensive collaborations with a vast number of great artists. The Canadian trio has spent months on the road with Guns N Roses, Motorhead and Volbeat and opened up for The Rolling Stones and Ozzy.

UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
Apr 8 @ Maxwell’s Concerts & Events (Waterloo, ON)
Apr 11 @ CN Centre (Prince George, BC) w/ Sum 41/Papa Roach/Bleeker
Apr 12 @ EnCana Events Centre (Dawson Creek, BC) w/ Sum 41/Papa Roach/Bleeker
Apr 13 @ Shaw Conference Centre (Edmonton, AB) w/ Sum 41/Papa Roach/Bleeker
Apr 14 @ Grey Eagle Resort & Casino (Calgary, AB) w/ Sum 41/Papa Roach/Bleeker
Apr 15 @ O’Brian’s Event Centre (Saskatoon, SK)
Apr 17 @ Nashville’s (Winnipeg, MB)
Apr 19 @ Velvet Underground – CMW (Toronto, ON)

DOWNLOAD – album cover artwork | DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo

Official Websitewww.dankojones.com
The Official Danko Jones Podcastwww.dankojones.com/category/podcast

“One of the most ridiculously entertaining and exciting live bands on the planet. Danko himself is a priapic whirlwind of charisma, riffs and lascivious charm.” – Metal Hammer UK

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BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE AND TANYA TAGAQ TEAM UP FOR POLARIS COLLABORATION SESSION

TORONTO, ON - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, released its second collaboration session today. The session features historic pairing of 2015 Polaris winner Buffy Stephen and 2014 winner Tanya Tagaq working together for the first time. The recording of Buffy's song "You Got To Run" is now available via Stingray Music and YouTube.

The Polaris Collaboration Session is to get two Polaris Nominees together to create a whole new piece of music. "You Got To Run" (Spirit Of The Wind) "can be heard from the following Stingray Music and Vibe channels on TV, web and mobile: Canadian Indie, Canadian Indie, And Stingray's Hall of Fame Picks.

Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K'naan, Drake). The song was recorded in fall 2016 at Orange Lounge in Toronto. It was mixed by Howie Beck (Feist, Hannah Georgas, Jason Collett).

Written by Ste-Marie, the song was inspired by champion dogsled racer George Attla, who competed in the first-ever Iditarod dog sled race in 1973 and was the subject of the 1979 movie, Spirit Of The Wind.

Tagaq and Ste-Marie hope the message of "You Got To Run" (Spirit Of The Wind) "It reminded me of growing up in Nunavut," Tagaq explains. "Sometimes when things get difficult you have to pick yourself up, you can not let things bring you down. You could take an anti-suicide message. I really appreciate its powerful lyrics. " 

Sainte-Marie would like to be a candidate for political candidates. "There are very important things going on in Indian country right now. This is a song, "said Sainte-Marie.

An in-the-studio performance video of "You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)" is available at the Polaris Music Prize YouTube channel. Episode Five of the Polaris Podcast features an in-depth interview with Stephen and Tagaq. A free digital download and a separate vinyl release of the song will be coming at a later date.

Assassination: 
"You Got To Run" (Spirit Of The Wind) Video - YouTube link
"You Got To Run" - JPG image
Polaris Podcast Episode 5: The Buffy Stephen & Tanya Tagaq Collaboration Session - Soundcloud Link

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.

We acknowledge the OMDC for their continued support of the Polaris Music Prize.

About the Polaris Music Prize
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honors and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity.

About Stingray
Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 400 million pay TV subscribers ) In 152 countries. Stingray Music, Stingray Music, Stingray Music, Stingray Music, Stingray Music, Stingray Music, Stingray Music, Stingray Music, Stingray Music, Stingray Music, Stingray Music, Stingray , And Classica. Stingray also offers various business solutions, including music and digital display-based solutions, through its Stingray Business division. Stingray is headquartered in Montreal and currently has close to 350 employees worldwide, including in the United States, The United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Israel, Australia and South Korea. Stingray was recognized in 2013 and 2014 as a finalist in the Top 50 of Deloitte's Technology Fast 50TM list, and figures amongst PROFIT magazine's fastest-growing Canadian companies. In 2016, Stingray was awarded best IR for an IPO at the IR Magazine Awards - Canada. For more information, please visit www.stingray.com

About Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada's national public arts funder. We champion and invest in artistic excellence so that Canadians can enjoy and participate in a rich cultural life. In 2015-16 we allocated $ 157.4 million towards artistic creation and innovation through our grants, prizes and payments. We also conduct research, agree to activities and work with partners to advance the sector and help embed the arts more deeply in communities across the country. Canadacouncil.ca

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Media Contacts: 
Polaris Music Prize Media:
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Polaris Music Prize Media (Quebec):
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(514) 994-6295 
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BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE AND TANYA TAGAQ TEAM ON A POLARIS COLLABORATION SESSION

Toronto, ON - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, released its second Collaborative Session today. In a historic twinning, the session features a very first collaboration between Buffy Sainte-Marie, recipient of the Polaris in 2015, and Tanya Tagaq, winner of the Polaris in 2014. Their recording of the song "You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind) "From Buffy is available via YouTube and Soundcloud.

Presented by Stingray Music with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Polaris Collaborative Sessions will bring together two Polaris nominees to create a brand new piece of music. The previous Polaris resumed session consisted of Shad and Holy Fuck under the pseudonym Holy Shad. They recorded "The Legend Of Cy Borg", a 7 "vinyl with two songs.

The song was recorded in the fall of 2016 at the Orange Lounge in Toronto with director Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K'naan, Drake). She was mixed by Howie Beck (Feist, Hannah Georgas, Jason Collett).

Written by Sainte-Marie, the song is inspired by sled dog runner George Attla, who participated in the first Iditarod sled dog race in 1973 and was the subject of the movie Spirit Of The Wind (1979) .

Tagaq and Sainte-Marie hope that the message of "You Got To Run" will be able to reach listeners in many inspiring ways. It reminded me of my childhood in Nunavut , "says Tagaq. Sometimes, when things get complicated, you have to pull yourself together. We must not let these things depress us.It's sort of an anti-suicide message. I really appreciate the powerful lyrics of the song .

Sainte-Marie would not be opposed to the idea that political candidates use it as a theme song. There are many important cases occurring in Indian territory at this time. This is a song that I would like to offer to any of our Aboriginal candidates, who are actually - and ultimately - able to make a big difference , "said St. Mary.

A film-based performance of "You Got To Run" is available on the YouTube channel of the Polaris Music Prize. The song is also available for listening and downloading on the SoundCloud page of the Polaris Music Prize. The recent fifth episode of the Polaris Podcast offers an in-depth interview with Ste-Marie and Tagaq, during which they discuss the creation of the song. A vinyl of the song will be available a little later.

Material: 
Video of "You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)" - Link YouTube 
Image JPG of "You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)" 
Episode 5 of Polaris Podcast Podcast: The Session Collaboration Buffy Sainte Marie & Tanya Tagaq - Soundcloud link

We recognize the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and private broadcasters in Canada.

We recognize the continued support of the OMDC for the Polaris Music Prize.

About the Polaris Music Prize
The Polaris Music Prize is a non-profit organization that annually honors and rewards artists who have created renowned Canadian music albums. A selected group of music critics judge and award the Award regardless of musical genre or commercial popularity.

About Stingray
Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading provider of multi-platform music services and multi-media business-to-business multi-media solutions that operate globally. It reaches about 400 million pay television subscribers (or households) in 152 countries. Stingray Music, Stingray iConcerts, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Djazz, Stingray Music Video, Stingray Lite TV, Stingray Ambiance, Stingray Karaoke, Festival 4K and Classica. Stingray also offers a variety of business solutions, including music and digital signage products through its Stingray Business division. Stingray is headquartered in Montreal and currently employs approximately 350 people worldwide, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Israel, Australia and Korea. South. Stingray was a finalist in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 ™ in 2013 and 2014 and was named one of the fastest growing Canadian companies by PROFIT magazine. In 2016, Stingray won top honors in the "Best Investor Relations in an Initial Public Offering" category at IR Magazine Canada's awards ceremony. For more information, visit www.stingray.com France, Israel, Australia and South Korea. Stingray was a finalist in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 ™ in 2013 and 2014 and was named one of the fastest growing Canadian companies by PROFIT magazine. In 2016, Stingray won top honors in the "Best Investor Relations in an Initial Public Offering" category at IR Magazine Canada's awards ceremony. For more information, visit www.stingray.com France, Israel, Australia and South Korea. Stingray was a finalist in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 ™ in 2013 and 2014 and was named one of the fastest growing Canadian companies by PROFIT magazine. In 2016, Stingray won top honors in the "Best Investor Relations in an Initial Public Offering" category at the IR Magazine Canada Awards Ceremony. For more information, visit www.stingray.com Stingray won top honors in the category of "Best Investor Relations at an Initial Public Offering" as part of the IR Magazine Canada Awards Ceremony. For more information, visit www.stingray.com Stingray won top honors in the category of "Best Investor Relations at an Initial Public Offering" as part of the IR Magazine Canada Awards Ceremony. For more information, visit www.stingray.com

About the Canada
Council for the Arts The Canada Council for the Arts is the national public arts support organization. We defend and invest in artistic excellence so that Canadians can enjoy and participate in a rich cultural life. In 2015-16, we allocated $ 157.4 million to artistic creation and innovation through our grants, awards and payments. We also do research, organize activities and work with partners to move the sector forward and help the arts become more deeply rooted in communities across the country. Canadacouncil.ca

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A TRIBE CALLED RED SHARE INDIAN CITY MUSIC VIDEO

VIDEO PREMIERES WITH FADER

WE ARE THE HALLUCI NATION OUT NOW NOMINATED FOR ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR AT THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS

Toronto, ON – February 21, 2017 – Today, A Tribe Called Red shares the video for Indian City ft. Black Bear – the next visual installment from their critically acclaimed record, We Are The Halluci Nation (Pirates Blend). The video (created with support from Canada Council For The Arts and Sesqui), which was shot in Toronto, premiered yesterday exclusively with FADER.

“Like many movements, the Halluci Nation grew from a place of necessity. Long before we fought in the streets, our first battles were fought on the dance floor. Some of us have learned about our culture from birth, being taught to sing, drum and dance like we were being shown to speak and walk. Some of us have found our way first through beats, breaking and turntablism, only to find it leading us back to our roots. The movement carries memories and the drums are kept deep in our chests, no matter how hard they tried to rip them out. So, we learned to dance on these city streets and write our songs on digital drums.” – Oral History of the Halluci Nation

Featuring appearances by from Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), Saul Williams, Polaris Prize-winning throat singer Tanya Tagaq, Shad, Lido Pimienta, Leonard Sumner, John Trudell, Northern Voice, The Chippewa Travellers, and more, We Are The Halluci Nation is a visionary blend of electronic and dance music that’s forward-thinking with a deep sense of heritage and cultural identity. The album hit #1 on the iTunes Canada Top 200, spent two weeks at #1 on Earshot!, and reached #2 on the iTunes USA Top 200 Electronic chart. We Are The Halluci Nation has earned the group three nominations at the 2017 JUNO Awards: Electronic Album of the Year, Producer of the Year, and Video of the Year for the single, R.E.D.

“A visionary trio of DJs…there probably isn’t anything else like it on Earth.”
– Washington Post

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 08 – Tallahassee, FL | Club Downunder
March 09 – Orlando, FL | The Social
March 10 – Savannah, GA | Club One
March 15 – Washington, DC | U Street Music Hall
March 16 – Philadelphia, PA | The Foundry At The Fillmore Philadelphia
March 17 – New York, NY | Highline Ballroom
March 18 – Cambridge, MA | The Sinclair
March 20 – Portland, ME | Port City Music Hall
March 21 – South Burlington, VT | Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
March 22 – Peterborough, ON | The Historic Red Dog *SOLD OUT
May 13 – Black Mountain, NC | LEAF Community Arts Music Festival
May 26 – Chillicothe, IL | Summer Camp Music Festival

DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo DOWNLOAD – album cover artwork

www.atribecalledred.com
www.electricpowwow.com
www.instagram.com/atribecalledred
www.soundcloud.com/a-tribe-called-red

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

 

About Pirates Blend:
Pirates Blend is a Toronto-based record label, management and artist services company supporting a diverse line up of Canadian and International acts including: Saul Williams, A Tribe Called Red, Young Empires, Michael Rault, Zaki Ibrahim and Greys, amongst others. Visit www.piratesblend.com.

About DAIS:
DAIS is a Launchpad dedicated to developing, producing and distributing creative projects. We operate a safe, creative, and collaborative townhouse in downtown Toronto, equipped with production facilities, innovative work space, a music studio and a gallery.  We put artists and the creative process first because the stories we tell shape our world. www.dais.ca

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AND THE WORLD RECORD GOES TO...

IN CANADA’S 150th YEAR – STOUFFVILLE, ON PLAYS HOST TO THE OFFICIAL ATTEMPT AT WORLD RECORD FOR LONGEST CONCERT BY MULTIPLE ARTISTS 

16+ DAYS OF 24HR NON-STOP LIVE MUSIC

EACH DAY TO SHOWCASE A DIFFERENT
CANADIAN CHARITY

Toronto, ON – February 15, 2017 – On March 17th, Canada will set out to attempt the Guinness World Record for the Longest Concert by Multiple Artists. Organized by Kevin Ker and Epidemic Music Group, and hosted at the Earl of Whitchurch in Stouffville, ON (40 minutes north of Toronto), the event will run for 16+ days, ‘round the clock. In Canada’s 150th year, we will take this record from the USA and show the nation that our community is strong, and our determination is immeasurable!

“Watching Gord Downie overcome unimaginable adversity last year, to tour and bring awareness to such important causes, is one of the most inspiring things I have ever witnessed,” comments Ker. “The obstacle we face pales in comparison, this Guinness Record attempt is our opportunity to make a difference.” 

In addition to stellar live music, each day will showcase and highlight a different Canadian charity. Some of the confirmed charities include 360 Kids, Artscan Circle, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, Evergreen Hospice, The Family Navigation Project, The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjac Fund, Gord Downie Fund For Brain Cancer, Markham Stouffville Hospital, North Toronto Cat Rescue, Sick Kids, and Songs4Steffi, with more to be added soon.

Organized by a massive group of industry leaders, passionate volunteers, sponsors, charities and music lovers, this event will be no easy undertaking. The Guinness guidelines for the attempt are strict and include rules such as: no more than five minutes between acts, no more than 30 seconds between songs, the same song must not be played more than once in a four-hour period, and a static video of the entire effort must be submitted. Over 100 volunteers and close to 400 bands and performers will be needed to pull off the landmark event.

For more information about the event, and how to get involved, please visit: www.facebook.com/GuinnessRecordAttemptByEpidemicMusicGroup
www.epidemicmusicgroup.ca

For Sponsor/Partnership Opportunities please contact:
Joely McEwan – joelymcewen@rogers.com | (416) 458-2508

To be a volunteer at the event please contact:
Shaen Ar – shaenvolunteer@gmail.com

DOWNLOAD – event poster

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LITTLE DRAGON RELEASE NEW SONG HIGH

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG HERE 

BAND ON FIRST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN TWO YEARS – WITH TORONTO STOP ON MAY 4th

Toronto, ON – February 15, 2017 – Grammy-nominated band, Little Dragon, have released their first new music since their acclaimed 2014 album, Nabuma Rubberband.  The song, entitled High, is a perfectly slinky slice of percolating electronics and leftfield pop melodies.  Watch the video for the song HERE.

The band has also announced a full run of North American dates – their first shows since 2015 – for this spring and summer, starting with a highly anticipated appearance at this year’s Coachella festival.  They will be joined by Goldlink on select dates, and playing alongside Glass Animals for several shows.  Tickets for most dates go on sale this Friday, February 17th, at little-dragon.net.

BUY / STREAM HIGH:
iTunes: http://found.ee/LD_HighiTunes
Amazon: http://found.ee/LD_HighAMZ
Google Play: http://found.ee/LD_HighGoogle
Spotify: http://found.ee/LD_HighSpotify
Soundcloud: http://found.ee/LD_HighSC
Apple Music: http://found.ee/LD_HighAppleMusic

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
4/13/17 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriets
4/14/17 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/16/17 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
4/18/17 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC**
4/21/17 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/22/17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl^^
4/23/17 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire
4/25/17 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre**
4/26/17 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater**
4/27/17 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
4/29/17 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/30/17 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant**
5/2/17 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall**
5/3/17 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre**
5/4/17 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall**
5/5-7/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Beats Festival
7/22/17 – Squaw Valley, CA @ Wanderlust Festival
7/26/17 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks^^
7/29/17 – Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang^^
7/31/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^^
** with Goldlink
^^ with Glass Animals

DOWNLOAD – Tour Poster DOWNLOAD – press photo

LITTLE DRAGON ONLINE:
Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram

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ONLY YOURS PREMIERE NEW SINGLE LIVING IN THE MOMENT

ONLY YOURS PREMIERE NEW SINGLE LIVING IN THE MOMENT

TRACK SET FOR RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 24th

INDIE88 PRESENTS: ONLY YOURS AT THE DRAKE
ON FEBRUARY 24th 

Toronto, ON – February 15, 2017 – Toronto indie-pop outfit, Only Yours, is thrilled to share their brand new track, Living In The Moment (Pirates Blend). The band premiered the song today, which will be officially available on Friday, February 24th. In celebration of the release, Only Yours will be performing live at The Drake that evening (show details can be found below).

“When we first went into the studio to record our self-titled EP we wanted to make it sound really smooth and warm,” comments frontman, Lowell Sostomi. “With Living In The Moment, we tried to do something a little different; capturing the excitement of the song with crispier production, harder hitting sounds and a more energetic performance.  We are constantly striving to explore new ways of arranging and producing our songs, while maintaining a cohesive vibe.”

Led by songwriter, Lowell Sostomi, Only Yours was originally conceived as an avenue for Sostomi and Kyle Watt to explore their interest in more experimental electronic music following the dissolution of an earlier project, but over time was reshaped as Sostomi’s songwriting instinct came to the fore. As the band evolved Sostomi and Watt recruited bassist Devon Henderson and drummer Shaun Hogan to forge a sound at once anthemic and introspective – informed by an attention to textural detail born from their early experimentations, but rooted in Sostomi’s traditional songwriting sensibilities without being too tightly tethered to the past. Their self-titled EP was released on October 14, 2016 (via Pirates Blend).  Stay tuned for more from Only Yours in 2017!

Indie88 Presents: Only Yours at The Drake Hotel
Friday, February 24
w/Brant and Tilsen
19+
Doors: 8:00pm
Tickets: $10 advance | $15 at the door
ticketf.ly/2jQ05Ff

“At the pinnacle of the 80s pop music Renaissance, Only Yours have taken a page out of the books of the greats like as Tears for Tears and Gary Jules. ‘Different’, aptly put, is a refreshing take on the synth-lead pop genre.” – Indie88

“’Edge of my Dreams’ offers us a deeper dive into the sound of this relatively new band: vintage synths and flowing keys — textures that enrich lead singer Lowell Sostomi’s voice, making the track come together really well.” – CBC

“’Edge of My Dreams’ is an excellent introduction to the uninitiated, serving up an intoxicating blend of brooding basslines, twinkling synths and buoyant percussion.” – Exclaim!

“’Different’ is all hooks, a bold chorus, and a glistening verse that arrives with a bittersweet flair…it’s an oft replicated mixture, but one rarely completed with such applomb, as with this rising Canadian quartet.” – Clash 

DOWNLOAD – single artwork | DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo

soundcloud.com/onlyyoursmusic/sets/only-yours-ep/s-GH5oM
twitter.com/onlyyoursmusic
www.facebook.com/onlyyoursmusic
www.instagram.com/onlyyoursmusic

 

Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation

 

About Pirates Blend:
Pirates Blend is a Toronto-based record label, management and artist services company supporting a diverse line up of Canadian and International acts including: Saul Williams, A Tribe Called Red, Young Empires, Michael Rault, Zaki Ibrahim and Greys, amongst others. Visit www.piratesblend.com.

About DAIS:
DAIS is an artist driven multi-disciplinary creative studio located in the heart of Toronto. We develop, steward and propel talent. Our partnership with BellMedia gives us unequalled access to the largest television, radio, mobile and digital platforms in Canada. Multiple international partnerships bring our stories to the world. www.dais.ca

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AS IT IS ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR

WATCH NEW VIDEO FOR HEY RACHEL

LATEST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM OKAY. OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – February 10, 2017 – Today, Brighton, UK’s, As It Is, are excited to announce their first North American headline tour, with support from ROAM and Grayscale. The okay.U.S.A tour kicks off April 26 in Freehold, NJ and wraps up on May 27 in Columbus, OH, with Canadian stops in Montreal and Toronto. Tickets are available now. As It Is are touring in support of their newly released sophomore album okay., which is now available on iTunesFull tour routing below.

“We are so very excited to finally be doing a headline tour of the USA!,” guitarist and vocalist, Ben Langford-Biss, says. “We’ve put in the hours stateside opening for some incredible bands, but now it’s definitely time for us to do it ourselves. We really want these shows to showcase what okay. is all about; to create a world in which we can escape and express, all at once.  It feels really good to have more than two albums worth of material to create a set with and we’re excited to bring the passion of the new songs into a live setting. We are bringing along two sets of close friends – our best mates in ROAM, and our Philadelphia boys, Grayscale, for their first national tour. There’s also one more band opening the bill, who we can’t wait to announce a little later on! okay.U.S.A has been a long time coming but these shows will be special.”

The band recently released a new music video for their track, Hey Rachel, which reimagines the childhood story of vocalist Patty Walters and his sister Rachel, weaving in a very personal battle with depression while leaving the audience with an empowering and inspirational conclusion. Written and directed by Joshua Halling, the, the video features home-recorded footage of the two as children, with the plot circling around Walters inability to understand his sister’s depression and anxiety.

After its January 20th release, okay. landed at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Heatseekers Chart, #1 Alternative New Albums Chart, and has received much positive acclaim, having scored rave reviews from critics. Here’s what a few are saying:

As It Is just wrapped up a string of headline dates in Japan and are currently touring in Australia until February 12 before heading out on an EU/UK tour as support to State Champs, starting on February 21. Scroll down for a full list of tour dates.

About As It Is
The transatlantic pop-rock quintet hails from Brighton, UK, consisting of Patty Walters (vocals), Benjamin Biss (vocals, guitar), Andy Westhead (guitar), Patrick Foley (drums), Alistair Testo (bass). As It Is has successfully established an ever-growing, devout fan following with their heart-on-sleeve, honest and relatable lyrics, charged with pop-rock melodies, and has steadily built their reputation as one of UK’s brightest new names with the 2015 release of their debut album, Never Happy, Ever After, which was noted by Rock Sound as “everything a modern pop-punk album should be,” and by Outburn Magazine as “an impressive first outing that sets the stage for As It Is’ bright future.” The band was noted as one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know in 2015, voted Best British Newcomer by Rock Sound in their Reader’s Poll, and lead singer Patty Walters was featured on the cover of their New Music Issue. The band has crisscrossed the U.S. as a standout act on the Vans Warped Tour 2015, have shared the stage with Mayday Parade, Real Friends, and This Wild Life, among many others, and were nominated for Best International Band in the Alternative Press Awards 2016. With the release of their second, full-length album, Okay., As It Is push themselves both musically and lyrically to craft their most personal and honest record to date, and stand poised for their biggest year yet.

AS IT IS TOUR DATES
AUSTRALIA
Feb 7 – Newcastle @ Drone
Feb 10 – Melbourne @ The Evelyn Hotel
Feb 11 – Melbourne @ The Evelyn Hotel
Feb 12 – Adelaide @ Fowler’s Live
w/ STATE CHAMPS
Feb 21 – Bilbao, Spain @ Stage Live
Feb 22 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzamatazz
Feb 23 – Madrid, Spain @ El Sol
Feb 25 – Paris, France @ La Boule Noire
Feb 26 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
Feb 28 – Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
Mar 1 – Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
Mar 2 – Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
Mar 3 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena
Mar 5 – Milano, Italy @ Legend Club
Mar 6 – Karlsruhe, Germany @ Die Stadtmitte
Mar 7 – Antwerpen, Belgium @ Trix
Mar 9 – Southampton, UK @ Engine Rooms
Mar 10 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
Mar 11 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
Mar 13 – Newcastle, UK @ Riverside
Mar 14 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage
Mar 16 – Leeds, UK @ Beckett Uni
Mar 17 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
Mar 18 – London, UK @ O2 Forum
okay.U.S.A w/ AS IT IS, ROAM and GRAYSCALE
Apr 26 – Freehold, NJ @ GameChangerWorld
Apr 27 – New York, NY @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Apr 28 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Apr 29 – Montreal, Quebec @ Turbo Haus
Apr 30 – Toronto, Ontario @ Hard Luck Bar

May 2 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache at Intersection
May 3 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
May 4 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
May 5 – Lincoln, NE @ Vega
May 6 – Colorado Springs, CA @ The Black Sheep
May 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
May 9 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
May 10 – Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse
May 12 – Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
May 13 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
May 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
May 16 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
May 17 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
May 18 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
May 20 – Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
May 21 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio
May 22 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
May 24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell
May 25 – Nashville, TN @ The End
May 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
May 27 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness

DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Album Art | DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Press Photo
DOWNLOAD – Tour Poster

www.asitisofficial.com

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PIERCE THE VEIL UNVEILS NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR FLORAL & FADING

Toronto, ON – February 10, 2017 – San Diego, CA’s Pierce The Veil is thrilled to unveil the music video for their new single, Floral & Fading. To celebrate the video, the band hosted a special release event last night in association with Spotify and KROQ at Paramount Drive-In Theatre in Paramount, CA. The band held a Q&A broadcast on Facebook Live for fans worldwide, before an acoustic set and private screening of the video on the drive-in big screen for lucky winners, launching simultaneously with the worldwide premiere of the video online for fans around the world.

The video also had its broadcast premiere with MTV, playing every hour on the hour on MTVU, MTV Live and MTV2. The track is taken from the band’s latest album, Misdaventures, which debuted at #4 in the Billboard Top 200 last year, with 54,000 copies sold in the U.S. in its first week.

“We weren’t really sure what kind of song we were making when we recorded Floral & Fading,”frontman Vic Fuentes explains. “It was sort of a studio experiment that ended up being one of my favorites on the album. It’s a love song to my girl about ignoring all the internet hate we got when we first started dating and focusing on each other instead.” 

 

Pierce The Veil was recently nominated for Best Underground Alternative Band in the 2017 iHeart Radio Music Awards. Voting is open until February 25 at iHeartRadio.com/awards or through the iHeart Radio app.

The band will kick off their headline REST IN SPACE TOUR on Feb. 17, which continues through March 10, before hitting the road again in April for a string of festivals, including 98ROCK Fest in Tampa, Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and Rock On The Range.

 

TOUR DATES

w/ Falling In Reverse and Crown The Empire

Feb 17 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre

Feb 18 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

Feb 20 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre

Feb 22 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

Feb 23 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre

Feb 25 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre

Feb 26 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre

Feb 28 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

March 1 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall 

March 2 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall

March 3 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

March 5 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

March 7 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall

March 9 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater

March 10 – Tucson, AZ @ Club XS

FESTIVALS

Apr 28 – Tampa, FL @ 98Rock Fest

Apr 29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville

May 5 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion

May 13 – Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion

May – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range

May – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma

EU/UK

June 1 – Amsterdam, NL @ Power Fest

June 2-4 – Wershofen, DE @ Rock Am Ring

June 2-4 – Nurnburg, DE @ Rock Im Park

June 5 – Hamburg, DE @ Rawk Attack

June 6 – Luxembourg, LU @ The A’s Mayhem

June 8 – Interlaken, CH @ Greenfield Festival

June 9 – Brétigny-Sur-Orge, FR @ Download Festival France

June 10 – London, UK @ Download Festival

June 12 – Lyon, FR @ Longlive Rock Fest

June 13 – Milan, IT @ In.Fest

June 16 – Nickelsdorf, AU @ Nova Rock

June 17 – Budapest, HU @ Budapest Park

June 18 – Berlin, DE @ Monsterbash

PIERCE THE VEIL – Vic Fuentes/rhythm guitar, vocals, Jaime Preciado/bass, Tony Perry/guitar, and Mike Fuentes/drums – With the 2012 release of their album Collide with the Sky, PTV exploded, selling out North American and UK headline tours in 2012, 2013, and 2014, and headlining 2015’s Warped Main Stage. The band and its members have accumulated north of 5.5-million Facebook “likes,” as well as 4.5 million Twitter and 4.7 million Instagram followers, and 200-million-plus YouTube plays (the King for a Day video alone is at more than 68-million views). Collide, which has been streamed more than 110 million times on Spotify and the single, King for a Day, logging more than 27-million Spotify plays, have both been RIAA certified gold. The band has won multiple awards from Alternative Press, Revolver, Kerrang! and Rock Sound and has performed on Late Night With Conan O’Brien and at this year’s MTV Fandom Awards, where they were nominated for Bandom of the Year. The band also took home the Most Dedicated Fans award at the inaugural 2016 Revolver Music Awards. PTV’s new album, Misadventures, released in May 2016, debuted at #1 on its Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative and Independent charts and #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 charts, and debuted in the Top 20 in the UK, Mexico, Australia and Canada.

DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Press Photo | DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Tour Poster

www.piercetheveil.net

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GRIMES UNVEILS VENUS FLY VIDEO

FEATURES JANELLE MONÁE, DIRECTED AND EDITED BY GRIMES

Watch here

Toronto, ON – February 9, 2017 –  Multi-media recording artist and producer, Grimes, today shares the official video for Venus Fly. The video, directed and edited by Grimes, also features Janelle Monáe, and is now live on Grimes’ YouTube. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/eTLTXDHrgtw

“We used the Phantom cameras to create a feeling of time suspended,” said Grimes of the inspiration behind the video.

Venus Fly is taken from Grimes’ critically-adored album, Art Angels (Eerie Organization/Crystal Math), which had prime placement on basically every End of Year list, and garnered 2017 JUNO Award nominations for Alternative Album of the Year, and Recording Package of the Year. Her video for Kill vs Maim also received a 2017 JUNO nomination for Video of the Year, and made the Prism Prize’s Top 20. Last year, Grimes toured the album, selling out venues and headlining festivals around the world.

DOWNLOAD – hi-res press photo | DOWNLOAD – album cover art

Grimes on the web:
www.grimesmusic.com
twitter.com/Grimezsz
actuallygrimes.tumblr.com
www.facebook.com/actuallygrimes

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MIKE ROCHA TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM FINALE ON FEBRUARY 10

PREMIERES ALBUM TODAY WITH CANADIAN MUSICIAN

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW ON FEBRUARY 17

Toronto, ON – February 8, 2017 – FINALE – the all-analog synthesizer, orchestral-style album composed and recorded by Toronto-based producer, Mike Rocha – will be released on February 10th. The ten-song debut, released via Pirates Blend, is described by Rocha as “a linear exploration of self” – an exploration of human thoughts, emotions and conditions, through minimalist tones, menacing, anxiety-ridden tensions, and lush, elegant soundscapes. Today, you can get a first listen of the record at Canadian Musician, and help celebrate the release on February 17th with a special album launch party at the DAIS / Tkaronto Gallery (details listed below).

“I started with the concept of ‘synth orchestra’ following the simple guideline of ‘lots of synth textures, each only playing one or two notes tops’ – like most elements of a conventional orchestra,”comments Rocha. “Keeping with that idea, I avoided using midi and played all parts manually by hand except for where I was going for a specifically sequenced metronomic rhythm. The Prophet 08 was my weapon of choice for much of the record because of its wonderful dexterity with assigning multiple sound shaping functions to foot pedals, after touch and wheels. The result was that I could get the same level of expression with the synth as with instruments that I frequently play on other people’s records like Piano, Double Bass and Electric guitar. I would play parts over and over until the intended expression was captured, similar to any other live instrument.  Even in regards to drums and percussion of any kind, it was never my goal to actively avoid using them, I just never reached the point where I felt it was needed because all of the rhythm and intensity I desired was fulfilled by the synths. Maybe I’ll give a kick drum a try on the next album.”

Rocha, most notably known for his producing resume alongside acts including Noisey Indie/punk band, Greys (Buzz Records/Carpark), synth pop-duo, Electric Youth (Secretly Canadian) and Toronto bassist, Eon Sinclair (Bedouin Soundclash), has been able to utilize his eclectic background to articulate a range of dynamic ideas into his debut release.

Musical references within Finale can be attributed to a wide range influences from the traditional composition of Gustav Holst’s, The Planets, to the industrial perfectionism of Trent Reznor.  Warm, rich layers of analog synth find parallels to the likes of Tycho/Scott Hansen, while the traditional soundtrack influences can be grouped alongside modern composer, Clint Mansell (Black Mirror TV Show- Soundtrack) and group, S U R V I V E (Stranger Things – TV Show Soundtrack).

Finale showcases Rocha’s depth and ability as a contemporary composer demonstrating his patience, experience and musical maturity, utilizing analog instrumentation.

Mike Rocha FINALE – Album Release Party Details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/387496434957500
Friday, February 17th
8pm – 1am
DAIS / Tkaronto Gallery – 1196 Queen St. West

Please join us for a casual drop-in to celebrate the release of FINALE, Mike Rocha’s debut album, out February 10, 2017. Rocha will give a special performance around 10pm. He will also be showcasing a print photography series that marries each of the album’s tracks with a corresponding abstract photograph, taken during the creation of the album. Please note, the photography series will remain in the DAIS / Tkaronto Gallery for the on Saturday, February 18 from 12-5pm, and prints will be available for purchase.

Weekend Gallery Times:
Saturday, February 18
12pm – 5pm
DAIS / Tkaronto Gallery – 1196 Queen St. West 

DOWNLOAD – album cover artwork | DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo

www.mikerocha.ca
soundcloud.com/mikerocha-1/sets
www.instagram.com/mikerochaofficial
 

Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation


About Pirates Blend:
Pirates Blend is a Toronto-based record label, management and artist services company supporting a diverse line up of Canadian and International acts including: Saul Williams, A Tribe Called Red, Young Empires, Michael Rault, Zaki Ibrahim and Greys, amongst others. Visit www.piratesblend.com.

About DAIS:
DAIS is an artist driven multi-disciplinary creative studio located in the heart of Toronto. We develop, steward and propel talent. Our partnership with BellMedia gives us unequalled access to the largest television, radio, mobile and digital platforms in Canada. Multiple international partnerships bring our stories to the world. www.dais.ca

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DANKO JONES ANNOUNCE CANADIAN TOUR DATES FOR APRIL

NEW ALBUM WILD CAT OUT MARCH 3rd ON EONE

LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE MY LITTLE RNR 

Toronto, ON – February 8, 2017 – With a new album on its way, Danko Jones is excited to announce that they will be hitting the road in April to share the new songs with live audiences across Canada. Kicking off on April 8th in Waterloo, the tour will take the group from Ontario to BC and back, stopping in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba along the way. Full details can be found below.

Wild Cat (out March 3rd via eOne in Canada and Bad Taste Records/AFM Records internationally) is now available for pre-order on iTunesAmazon and Google Play. You can get a taste of the record on the track, My Little RnR, which is available to stream on Spotify.  Check out the album teaser here.

Danko Jones have never felt more vibrant or hungry than they are on Wild Cat. Produced by Juno Award-winning producer, Eric Ratz, 11-track album is a raw representation of the band’s collective musical history and influences, and without a doubt their most solid album yet.

Celebrating 20 years in the rock n’ roll game in 2016, Danko Jones have an impressive resume to show for the past two decades. In addition to sold out headline tours across Canada and the European continent they have also toured the US, Brazil, Japan, Australia and South Africa and done extensive collaborations with a vast number of great artists. The Canadian trio has spent months on the road with Guns N Roses, Motorhead and Volbeat and opened up for The Rolling Stones and Ozzy.

UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
Apr 8 @ Maxwell’s Concerts & Events (Waterloo, ON)
Apr 11 @ CN Centre (Prince George, BC) w/ Sum 41/Papa Roach/Bleeker
Apr 12 @ EnCana Events Centre (Dawson Creek, BC) w/ Sum 41/Papa Roach/Bleeker
Apr 13 @ Shaw Conference Centre (Edmonton, AB) w/ Sum 41/Papa Roach/Bleeker
Apr 14 @ Grey Eagle Resort & Casino (Calgary, AB) w/ Sum 41/Papa Roach/Bleeker
Apr 15 @ O’Brian’s Event Centre (Saskatoon, SK)
Apr 17 @ Nashville’s (Winnipeg, MB)
Apr 19 @ CMW (Toronto, ON)

DOWNLOAD – album cover artwork | DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo

Official Websitewww.dankojones.com
The Official Danko Jones Podcastwww.dankojones.com/category/podcast

“One of the most ridiculously entertaining and exciting live bands on the planet. Danko himself is a priapic whirlwind of charisma, riffs and lascivious charm.” – Metal Hammer UK

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VIKINGS TO RELEASE ANIMAL KINGDOM EP ON MARCH 10th

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW MARCH 10th AT THE GOOD WILL 

LISTEN TO LEAD SINGLE BURNING MAN

Toronto, ON – February 8, 2017 – On March 10th, Winnipeg’s, VIKINGS will release their new EP, Animal Kingdom. Out on Head In The Sand (Apparat Organ Quartet, Les Jupes, Rococode), the record was mixed by Billy Bush (Tegan & Sara, Snow Patrol, Garbage). The band will celebrate the launch, on release day, with a hometown show at The Good Will (full details can be found below).

Blending indie-rock with synthpop, the album’s infectious melodies and driving beats are perfectly showcased on the album opener, Burning Man“Burning Man is about a person’s journey to find themselves and in the midst of free expression and chaos,” the band comments. “Although it’s not necessarily connected to the infamous Nevada festival, it does exist in a parallel universe of sorts. It is a focused study on self-exploration and at it’s core it’s about those chance meetings, those explainable connections that can shape you allow you to feel more. It’s a love song for all the people looking for deeper meaning in their lives.” 

They continue, “This is the primary theme throughout the 4 songs on Animal Kingdom. It’s individual stories that all take place in different extremes of life. A barren wasteland, a tropical jungle or the eye of a storm in an urban landscape. It’s about finding connections with other people when you least expect it and navigating those experiences at that exact moment in time.” 

Focusing on big sounds and the spaces in between, VIKINGS’ music is equal parts dance-worthy and expansive synth trip; featuring the earworm vocals of Josh Youngston – long ago punk-singer, now falsetto-wielding crowd-mover. Flanked by two brothers, Dave and James McNabb – each manning a bastion of synths – and with Luke Janzen on drums, VIKINGS step out of the box and onto the dance floor.

Keep your eyes and ears open for more from VIKINGS this year.

Animal Kingdom EP Tracklisting:
Burning Man
Animal Kingdom
Doing Work
Queen Of The Night

EP Release Show:
Head In The Sand & UMFM 101.5 Present: VIKINGS – ANIMAL KINGDOM EP RELEASE
w/ guests
Date: Friday, March 10
Venue: The Good Will
Tickets: $14 Adv | $18 Door
@ Music Trader, Into The Music and MyShowpass.com/Vikings-Release
www.headinthesand.ca

DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo | DOWNLOAD – EP cover artwork

vikingsmusic.bandcamp.com

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TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND ANNOUNCES CONCERT FILM AND LIVE ALBUM LIVE FROM THE FOX OAKLAND

LIVE ALBUM LIVE FROM THE FOX OAKLAND OUT 3/17 ON FANTASY RECORDS

WATCH TTB PERFORMING THE DEREK AND THE DOMINOS CLASSIC KEEP ON GROWING 

WATCH THE TRAILER FOR LIVE FROM THE FOX OAKLAND  

“A new peak in the continuing story of a great American rock & roll family band.”
– From album liner notes by David Fricke

Toronto, ON – February 7, 2017 – On March 17th, 2017, Tedeschi Trucks Band will release their second live album and first ever concert film, Live From The Fox Oakland, on Fantasy Records. Led by the husband-and-wife duo of guitar master, Derek Trucks, and singer-guitarist, Susan Tedeschi, the 12-piece ensemble’s breathtaking live show is captured here over 15 blistering tracks. The film also features extensive behind the scenes footage, including Derek’s recent visit to Marc Maron’s garage for the WTF! Podcast (http://bit.ly/2jDCZAN), and an interview with Derek and Susan conducted by Rolling Stone critic, David Fricke, for SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Fricke also penned liner notes for the release).

Filmed and recorded in a single night, September 9th, 2016, at Oakland, CA’s gorgeous Fox Theater, the concert film and audio were mixed using a vintage Neve console to achieve an exquisitely immersive sound experience, and mastering guru, Bob Ludwig, added his craft to the full 5.1 surround sound mix and album audio. The film was produced and directed by Jesse Lauter (Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One) and Grant James (Father John Misty) with Trucks continuing in his role as producer on all music elements. Live From The Fox Oakland will be released in multiple formats including vinyl, DVD and Blu-ray. The collection includes cuts from Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2016 album, Let Me Get Byas well as TTB’s own interpretations of Leonard Cohen’s Bird on the Wire, and Bobby “Blue” Bland’s, I Pity the Fool, two songs which feature the full range and power of Tedeschi’s vocals. On Derek and the Dominos,’ Keep On Growing, it’s Trucks’ guitar work that grabs the spotlight for a stunning extended solo. Watch the full 10-minute powerhouse performance here: https://youtu.be/h0kXfPrHHcw.

In another memorable segment, sarod master Alam Khan joins TTB onstage for the first time on their original song, These Walls. This genre-defying moment reveals TTB’s classical Indian influences and proves the 12-piece ensemble can drop their sound down to a whisper when it serves the song.

For a band that spends hundreds of days on the road a year, it was important to choose the right time for their second live album. As Trucks explains, “we’ve been wanting to properly document the progress of this band for a while and it really felt like we were hitting our stride and firing on all cylinders last fall.” Tedeschi adds, “it was special capturing the live performance from Oakland. The audience was great and the band played with passion. I am thankful we captured the band at this moment in time.”

Trucks and Tedeschi’s full commitment to making the best sounding live recording possible was evident from start to finish. “Our engineers Bobby Tis and Brian Speiser have been tweaking our recording setup on the road over the last year so we can really capture the sound of being in the room,” says Trucks. “The three of us spent countless hours in our studio after the recording to bring the tracks to life and make sure you can hear all the energy and nuances, which isn’t easy with a 12-piece band. We put a lot of work in to make sure the mixing/mastering was a notch above and I think our fans and music deserve the extra effort.”

Tedeschi Trucks Band will kick off a string of tour dates in February, including three consecutive nights at both Washington DC’s Warner Theater and Nashville’s storied Ryman Auditorium. The three night stands continue in June with a run at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia. On July 1, they will launch their third annual Wheels of Soul tour, this year featuring like-minded roots-rockers, The Wood Brothers, and bonafide rock legends, Hot Tuna. All tour dates for this burgeoning summer tradition are listed below.

Live From The Fox Oakland follows TTB’s 2016 studio album, Let Me Get By (Fantasy), which earned praise from Rolling Stone, the Wall Street Journal, and the Associated Press, who called it “one of the great records of the year,” and opened at #15 on the Billboard 200, the group’s third album in a row to debut in the Top 20.

Album Track List

  1. Don’t Know What It Means
  2. Keep On Growing
  3. Bird On The Wire
  4. Within You, Without You
  5. Just As Strange
  6. Crying Over You
  7. These Walls (featuring Alam Khan)
  8. Anyhow
  9. Right On Time
  10. Leavin’ Trunk
  11. Don’t Drift Away
  12. I Want More (Soul Sacrifice outro)
  13. I Pity The Fool
  14. Ali
  15. Let Me Get By

 

Film Track List

Don’t Know What It Means

Keep On Growing

Bird On The Wire

Within You, Without You

Just As Strange

Crying Over You

Color Of The Blues

These Walls (featuring Alam Khan)

Leavin’ Trunk

I Pity The Fool

I Want More (Soul Sacrifice outro)

Let Me Get By

You Ain’t Going Nowhere

 

Preorder ‘Live From The Fox Oakland’:

https://tedeschitrucksband.themerchcollective.com/collections/oakland-preorder
Tour Dates

Feb 23 – Washington, DC – Warner Theater +

Feb 24 – Washington, DC – Warner Theater

Feb 25 – Washington, DC – Warner Theater

Feb 28 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Municipal Auditorium ^

Mar 2 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium ^

Mar 3 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

Mar 4 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

Mar 17 – Munich, DEU – TonHalle Munchen

Mar 18 – Zurich, CHE – Kongresshaus Zurich

Mar 19 – Milano, ITA – Alcatraz

Mar 22 – Koln, DEU – E-Werk

Mar 24 – Berlin, DEU – Tempodrom

Mar 25 – Nurnberg, DEU – Bluesdays

Mar 26 – Karlsruhe, DEU – Tollhaus

Mar 30 – Brussels, BEL – Cirque Royal

Mar 31 – Amsterdam, NLD – Heineken Music Hall

Apr 3 – Frankfurt, DEU – Batschkapp

Apr 4 – Tuttlingen, DEU – Stadthalle

Apr 5 – Stuttgart, DEU – Longhorn oder Theaterhaus

Apr 7 – Copenhagen, DNK – Amagar Bio

Apr 8 – Randers, DNK – Vaerket

May 27 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place Amphitheater

May 28 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

June 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater

June 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater

June 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater 

Wheels of Soul Tour (ft. The Wood Brothers & Hot Tuna)

July 1 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion *
July 2 – Essex, VT (Burlington) – Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Exposition *
July 3 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center *
July 5 – Vienna, VA (DC) -Wolf Trap *
July 8 – Rochester, NY – Highland Bowl *
July 9 – Simsbury, CT – Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center *
July 12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater *%
July 14 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater *%
July 15 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre *
July 16 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre *%
July 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn *
July 21 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center *
July 22 – Huber Heights, OH (Dayton) – Rose Music Center *
July 23 – Rochester, MI (Detroit) – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre *
July 25 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion *
July 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Casino *
July 29 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre *

July 30 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
+with Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett (of Little Feat)

^with Jorma Kaukonen

* with The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna

% Tickets on sale Feb 7 at 10am

www.tedeschitrucksband.com

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AS IT IS PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR HEY RACHEL

NEW ALBUM – OKAY. – OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – February 6, 2017 – Brighton, UK’s, As It Is, has premiered a powerful new music video for their song Hey Rachel, taken from their latest full-length album, okay., which is now available on iTunes. Written and directed by Joshua Halling, the video reimagines the childhood story of vocalist Patty Walters and his sister Rachel, weaving in a very personal battle with depression while leaving the audience with an empowering and inspirational conclusion.

The video features home-recorded footage of the two as children, with the plot circling around Walters inability to understand his sister’s depression and anxiety. He explains, “Hey Rachel was an especially cathartic song to write, reopening old wounds after nearly ten years. Writing the song demanded being painfully honest with both myself and my sister, neither of which I was particularly comfortable doing. I had to relive past feelings of fear, sorrow, anger, pain, and, most of all, regret. The song is an apology I’m relieved and proud to have finally said. It’s such a beautiful and powerful music video, and I’m ecstatic to finally be sharing it.” 

“My brother sent me Hey Rachel without having any knowledge that they were writing it,” Rachel says. “I first listened to it at 10 a.m., and I immediately started sobbing, because it brought back so many emotions and memories from a time in my past that was very difficult for me. My brother also asked for my permission to put it on the album, and my initial reaction was actually ‘no’; it’s a scary and intimidating feeling to put a private story out into the public for everyone to hear and judge, but the feedback and the support everyone has given the song has made it a little easier to handle. And just so everyone knows, I forgave him years ago.”

After its January 20th release, okay. landed at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Heatseekers Chart, #1 Alternative New Albums Chart, and has received much positive acclaim, having scored rave reviews from critics.

As It Is just wrapped up a string of headline dates in Japan and are currently touring in Australia until February 12 before heading out on an EU/UK tour as support to State Champs, starting on February 21. Scroll down for a full list of tour dates.

About As It Is
The transatlantic pop-rock quintet hails from Brighton, UK, consisting of Patty Walters (vocals), Benjamin Biss (vocals, guitar), Andy Westhead (guitar), Patrick Foley (drums), Alistair Testo (bass). As It Is has successfully established an ever-growing, devout fan following with their heart-on-sleeve, honest and relatable lyrics, charged with pop-rock melodies, and has steadily built their reputation as one of UK’s brightest new names with the 2015 release of their debut album, Never Happy, Ever After, which was noted by Rock Sound as “everything a modern pop-punk album should be,” and by Outburn Magazine as “an impressive first outing that sets the stage for As It Is’ bright future.” The band was noted as one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know in 2015, voted Best British Newcomer by Rock Sound in their Reader’s Poll, and lead singer Patty Walters was featured on the cover of their New Music Issue. The band has crisscrossed the U.S. as a standout act on the Vans Warped Tour 2015, have shared the stage with Mayday Parade, Real Friends, and This Wild Life, among many others, and were nominated for Best International Band in the Alternative Press Awards 2016. With the release of their second, full-length album, Okay., As It Is push themselves both musically and lyrically to craft their most personal and honest record to date, and stand poised for their biggest year yet.

AS IT IS TOUR DATES
AUSTRALIA
Feb 7 – Newcastle @ Drone
Feb 10 – Melbourne @ The Evelyn Hotel
Feb 11 – Melbourne @ The Evelyn Hotel
Feb 12 – Adelaide @ Fowler’s Live
w/ STATE CHAMPS
Feb 21 – Bilbao, Spain @ Stage Live
Feb 22 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzamatazz
Feb 23 – Madrid, Spain @ El Sol
Feb 25 – Paris, France @ La Boule Noire
Feb 26 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
Feb 28 – Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
Mar 1 – Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
Mar 2 – Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
Mar 3 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena
Mar 5 – Milano, Italy @ Legend Club
Mar 6 – Karlsruhe, Germany @ Die Stadtmitte
Mar 7 – Antwerpen, Belgium @ Trix
Mar 9 – Southampton, UK @ Engine Rooms
Mar 10 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
Mar 11 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
Mar 13 – Newcastle, UK @ Riverside
Mar 14 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage
Mar 16 – Leeds, UK @ Beckett Uni
Mar 17 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
Mar 18 – London, UK @ O2 Forum

DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Album Art | DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Press Photo

www.asitisofficial.com

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SANGO SHARES NEW SONG DANCE FOR BLESSINGS

TAKEN FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM IN THE COMFORT OF 

LAUNCHES NORTH AMERICAN & EUROPEAN TOUR WITH STOPS IN MONTREAL AND TORONTO

Toronto, ON – February 3rd, 2017 – Today, Seattle based producer, Sango, is sharing a new track, Dance For Blessings. It is the first piece of music from his forthcoming album, In The Comfort Of,due this year via Last Gang Records / Entertainment One. The track is available to stream and purchase here.

Sango is sharing the song on the heels of launching a tour that sees him playing North American shows for the next three weeks, with stops in Montreal on February 10, and Toronto on February 16, before heading to Europe for a nine-show run.

Listen to Dance For Blessings above, find full tour routing below and stay tuned for more from Sango soon.

TOUR DATES
2/02 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse
2/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
2/04 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
2/05 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHo Music Club
2/08 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
2/09 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
2/10 – Montreal, QC @ NewSpeak
2/11 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
2/16 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
2/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
2/18 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
2/22 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
2/23 – London, UK @ Koko
2/24 – Brussels, BE @ Bloody Louis
2/25 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
3/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
3/03 – Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall
3/22 – Zurich, CH @ Exil Club
3/23 – Berlin, DE @ Gretchen
3/24 – Paris, FR @ Faust
3/25 – Lyon, FR @ Le Sucre

DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Press Photo | DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Single Artwork

www.sangobeats.com

 

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location. The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

Acquired by eOne in 2016, Last Gang label is credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo.

www.entertainmentone.com | www.entertainmentonegroup.com

www.lastgang.com

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WYCLEF JEAN RELEASES 13 SONG J’OUVERT EP DIGITALLY TODAY

Toronto, ON – February 3, 2017 – Wyclef Jean has released the highly anticipated EP, J’ouverttoday. J’ouvert, meaning the official start of Carnival, comes in advance of a full-length album aptly titled, Carnival III: Road To Cleficationdropping this summer on the 20th anniversary of Wyclef’s critically acclaimed debut, The CarnivalTo celebrate, Wyclef has premiered the track, Holding On The Edge, featuring Walk The Moon via i-D. Listen to the track here, and buy the album here.

The digital version of J’ouvert includes four exclusive tracks, including a cover of the classic French song, Ne Me Quitte Pas, by Jacques Brel. Previously released tracks from the EP includeIf I Was President 2016I Swear feat. Young Thug, and Life Matters.

Wyclef is known for his wealth of musical influences, from jazz to classic rock to reggae. With his critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated debut, The Carnival, he launched himself as a producer and solo artist whose work drew from elements of pop, country, folk, disco, Latin, and electronic music. As a solo artist, Wyclef Jean has released six albums that have sold nearly nine million copies worldwide, including 1997’s The Carnivaland 2000’s The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book.

Additionally, Wyclef will be inducted into The New Jersey Hall of Fame class of 2016. He will join 15 other inductees to be honoured on May 7th at Convention Hall in Asbury Park.

J’ouvert Tracklisting:
1. The Ring
2. I Swear feat. Young Thug
3. Rear View
4. Holding On The Edge feat. Walk The Moon
5. Little Things feat. T-Baby and Allyson Casado
6. Lady Haiti
7. Party Started feat. Farina and Nutron
8. Hendrix
9. Life Matters
10. If I Was President 2016
11. I Swear (Acoustic)
12. Hendrix (Acoustic)
13. Ne Me Quitte Pas

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location. The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

Acquired by eOne in 2016, Last Gang label is credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo.

www.entertainmentone.com | www.entertainmentonegroup.com

www.lastgang.com

www.entertainmentone.com
www.wyclef.com

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POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE 2017 KEY DATES ANNOUNCED

TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, January 31, 2017. 

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, has revealed its key dates for 2017.

The 40 album Long List will be announced June 13 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ont. The 10 album Short List will be unveiled on July 13. This year’s Polaris Gala is September 18 at The Carlu in Toronto, Ont.

The Polaris Music Prize awards $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year, judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales. Additionally, the nine other nominated acts whose albums make the 2017 Short List will receive $3,000 each courtesy of Slaight Music.

 

Albums eligible for 2017 Polaris Music Prize consideration must be released between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017. An independent jury of music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers from across Canada determine the Long List and Short List. Eleven people from the larger jury pool are then chosen to serve on the Grand Jury. This Grand Jury convenes the night of the Gala to select the Polaris Music Prize winner.

 

Past winners have included Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015), Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007) and Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett (2006).

 

Polaris Music Prize 2017 Key Dates:

June 13 – Long List announcement – National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON

July 13 – Short List announcement – Toronto, ON

September 18 – Polaris Music Prize Gala – The Carlu, Toronto, ON

 

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.

 

We acknowledge the OMDC for their continued support of the Polaris Music Prize.

 

About the Polaris Music Prize

The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity.

 

Website: www.polarismusicprize.ca

Twitter: @polarismusicprize

Facebook: facebook.com/polarismusicprize  

Youtube: youtube.com/polarismusicprize

Instagram: @polarismusicprize

 

About CBC Music.ca

CBC Music is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 60 web radio stations, available on your smartphone or tablet. plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. CBCMusic.ca

 

About Blue Ant Media

Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international media company that creates and distributes content worldwide across streaming video, linear television, digital, magazines and live events. Global brands include Love Nature, an international linear and SVOD offering with the world’s largest library of 4K wildlife and nature content; and Makeful and Arcade Cloud by Omnia Media, a leading digital video network focused on gaming and maker lifestyles. The company’s broadcasting business offers a robust portfolio of Canadian and New Zealand-based media brands. Content distribution, lead by Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,200+ hours of premium, unscripted content worldwide, which includes the largest 4K natural history library on the market. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto (Canada), with offices located in Los Angeles (US), London (UK) and Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

 

 

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Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:

Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess

(905) 926-6440

amanda@indoorrecess.com 

 

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):

Magali Ould

(514) 994-6295

magali@polarismusicprize.ca

 

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LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS ANNONCE LES DATES 

CLÉS DE 2017

 

 

Toronto, ON – 31 janvier 2017

 

Les dates clés du Prix de musique Polaris 2017, présenté par CBC Music et produit par Blue Ant Media, ont été annoncées aujourd’hui.

 

La longue liste des 40 albums sera dévoilée le 13 juin prochain au Centre national des Arts à Ottawa, Ontario. 

 

La courte liste des 10 albums sera dévoilée le 13 juillet prochain. Le gala du Prix de musique Polaris aura lieu le 18 septembre au Carlu à Toronto, Ontario. 

 

Le Prix de musique Polaris offre 50 000$ à l’artiste ou au groupe ayant créé l’album canadien de l’année, jugé uniquement sur le mérite artistique, sans aucune considération pour le genre musical ou les ventes d’albums. De plus, les neuf autres nommés de la courte liste 2017 recevront 3 000$ chacun, une gracieuseté de Slaight Music.

 

La période d’éligibilité pour le Prix de musique Polaris 2017 est du 1er juin 2016 au 31 mai 2017. La longue liste et la courte liste sont déterminées par un jury indépendant de journalistes de musique, blogueurs et animateurs provenant des quatre coins du Canada. 11 personnes du bassin des membres du jury seront choisies pour former le grand jury, qui déterminera le gagnant du Prix de musique Polaris le soir du gala.

 

Les gagnants antérieurs sont Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015), Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007) et Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett (2006).

 

Les dates clés du Prix de musique Polaris 2017:

13 juin - dévoilement de la longue liste - Centre national des Arts à Ottawa, ON

13 juillet - dévoilement de la courte liste - Toronto, ON

18 septembre - gala du Prix de musique Polaris - The Carlu, Toronto, ON

 

Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l'entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien (Fonds de la musique du Canada) et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

Nous reconnaissons l’appui continu de l’OMDC envers le Prix de musique Polaris.

 

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris

Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et récompense annuellement les artistes ayant créé des albums de musique canadiens de renom. Un groupe sélectionné de critiques musicaux jugent et décernent le Prix sans considération pour le genre musical ou la popularité commerciale. 

 

Site Web: www.polarismusicprize.ca

Twitter: @polarismusicprize

Facebook: facebook.com/polarismusicprize  

Youtube: youtube.com/polarismusicprize

Instagram: @polarismusicprize

 

À propos de CBCMusic.ca

CBC Music est le service gratuit de musique en ligne du Canada qui connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique canadienne et internationale. Simple et facile à naviguer, CBC Music offre aux amateurs de musique l’accès à 60 stations de radio en ligne disponible sur tablette et téléphone intelligent. De plus, il offre du contenus créés par les programmateurs et personnalités les plus renseignés des quatre coins du pays. CBCMusic.ca

 

À propos de Blue Ant Media

Blue Ant Media est une société privée internationale du secteur des médias qui crée et distribue du contenu dans le monde entier à travers la vidéo en continu, la télévision linéaire, le numérique, les magazines et les événements en direct. Les marques de notoriété mondiale incluent Love Nature, une offre linéaire internationale et VàDA avec la plus grande bibliothèque au monde documentant en 4K la faune et la nature; Makeful et Arcade Cloud d'Omnia Media, un important réseau de vidéo numérique axé sur les modes de vie de gamer et de fabricants/artisans. L'entreprise de diffusion de la société offre un solide portefeuille de marques médiatiques canadiennes et néo-zélandaises. La distribution de contenu, dirigée par Blue Ant International, propose un catalogue de plus de 2200 heures de contenu non scénarisé de qualité dans le monde entier, incluant la plus grande bibliothèque d'histoire naturelle en 4K disponible sur le marché. Blue Ant Media est basée à Toronto (Canada), avec des bureaux à Los Angeles (US), Londres (UK) et Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

 

Contact média Polaris - Québec

Magali Ould

magali@polarismusicprize.ca

514.994.6295

 

Contact média Polaris - Canada

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DANKO JONES' NEW ALBUM WILD CAT AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY

NEW ALBUM WILD CAT AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY 

STREAM MY LITTLE RNR

ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE ON MARCH 3rd

Toronto, ON – January 27, 2017 – Wild Catthe new masterpiece by Danko Jones, is now available for pre-order on iTunesAmazon and Google Play.  Set for release on March 3rd through eOne in Canada and Bad Taste Records/AFM Records internationally, the album was produced by Juno Award-winning producer, Eric Ratz. You can get a taste of the record on the track, My Little RNR, which is available to stream now on Spotify, and check out the album teaser here.

Danko Jones have never felt more vibrant or hungry than they are on Wild Cat. The 11-track album is a raw representation of the band’s collective musical history and influences, and without a doubt their most solid album yet.

Celebrating 20 years in the rock n’ roll game in 2016, Danko Jones have an impressive resume to show for the past two decades. In addition to sold out headline tours across Canada and the European continent they have also toured the US, Brazil, Japan, Australia and South Africa and done extensive collaborations with a vast number of great artists. The Canadian trio has spent months on the road with Guns N Roses, Motorhead and Volbeat and opened up for The Rolling Stones and Ozzy. Danko was recently featured as a guest vocalist on the Volbeat track, Black Rose, one of the most streamed songs on their latest album and he also joined Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Duff McKagan (GNR), and Barrett Martin (Screeming Trees) for a session with The Levee Walkers where he sang on two tracks.

With Fire Music (2015), the predecessor to Wild Cat, Danko Jones reached their highest chart positions to date in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Finland, and charted in another handful of key territories. The first single, Do You Wanna Rock, peaked at #5 on the Active Rock radio charts in Canada, making it their highest charting single in Canada in their career. The song also received massive airplay around the globe.

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Official Websitewww.dankojones.com

The Official Danko Jones Podcastwww.dankojones.com/category/podcast

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WEST NILE SIGNS TO LAST GANG RECORDS AND RELEASES COVER OF ONLY WOMEN BLEED

SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW ON SPOTIFYAPPLE MUSICITUNES AND GOOGLE PLAY

TORONTO, ON – January 20, 2017 – London, Ontario’s West Nile is thrilled to announce their official signing to Last Gang Records, and marks the event with the release of a stunning cover of Alice Cooper’s Only Women Bleed. The track is available today for listeners to check out on their streaming platform of choice: SpotifyApple MusiciTunesGoogle Play.

West Nile comments, “On the surface, Only Women Bleed is a song about a physically abusive relationship. I am fortunate to never have had a partner physically abuse me. However, in the depths of my addiction, I was manipulative, controlling, and the emotionally abusive partner. Although I believed I was in loving relationships, I used men selfishly for comfort and to improve my lack of self-worth. Eventually, imagining a life of sobriety seemed much more difficult than getting into cars with strange men. I used to believe I was a special case – never experiencing trauma, or a shitty childhood. And yet still I became someone selling myself for drugs and alcohol. At the time, when the people I loved began to exit my life, I felt deep resentment and self-pity. I expected someone who loved me to stay with me no matter how bad things got. I now understand the people who left me were not betraying me; rather, they were showing me that my behaviour was intolerable. They were doing a difficult and loving thing by leaving the abuse in order to heal themselves. Sometimes the most loving thing we can do for others is to leave and get well. I would not have the life I have today if they had allowed my behaviour to continue.”

Following the 2015 release of their self-titled debut EP – which could be described as Air and Miami Sound Machine’s love child – the group is back in the studio working on their next offering. These sessions created the rendition of Only Women Bleed, which will be featured on their forthcoming album. 

West Nile were formed in once serial killer capital of the world, London Ontario. The two-piece hip hop influenced electro-pop outfit are Kit Bath (vocals) and L-DC (production). Bath’s vocals are layered meticulously, almost as if to mask the vulnerability of her dark yet playful lyrics, while L-DC’s production is 90,000 tons of electronic power. Combined they are a weapon. They just want you to dance.

Stay tuned for more from West Nile in 2017!

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www.westnileofficial.com

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location. The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

Acquired by eOne in 2016, Last Gang label is credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo.

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COLOUR FILM ANNOUNCES WINTER TOUR DATES

WATCH LYRIC VIDEO FOR PULL OUT BED

SUPER 8 EP OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – January 17, 2017 – Colour Film, the identity of Hamilton, Ontario singer/songwriter, Matthew de Zoete, is starting off 2017 on the road. After a tenacious tour schedule following the release of his April 2016 EP, Super 8  (via Ship Records), de Zoete is looking forward to getting back on stage to share his music with audiences across Ontario, starting off in London on February 11, with stops in Toronto, and his hometown of Hamilton. See full list of dates below.

Last year, de Zoete shared his music nation-wide, with an extensive tour that spanned every province from Prince Edward Island to British Columbia, and an exclusive show during Canadian Music Week in Toronto.

“The shows on this tour will be played with a small ensemble – guitar, keys, percussion, and harmonies – to bring the songs alive with colour and depth, while keeping the performances intimate,” de Zoete comments.

Having previously released three full-length albums of dreamy folk-pop under his own name since 2006, de Zoete channeled the various sounds and influences from those records into Super 8, a six-song EP that highlighted his melodic gifts and poignant lyricism. Standout track, Pull Out Bedfeatures an emotive lyric video you can watch here.

The six cinematic songs on Super 8 are set in an atmospheric soundscape conjured up with producer Les Cooper (Jill Barber, Good Lovelies) and features gorgeous harmonies by Julie Fader (Etiquette, Great Lake Swimmers). With a driving rhythm section, shimmering keys and lap steel, the album calls for headphones, a dark room, and a glass of single malt.  The rich imagery of the lyrics comes alive in the mind’s eye, like watching home movies in your grandparents’ basement.

All artists are constantly searching for something that sets them apart from their peers. As Colour Film, Matthew de Zoete has found it, whether you want to call it a voice, a philosophy, or simply a gift he never knew he possessed until now. The Super 8 EP is a first taste of a re-born singer/songwriter whose body of work is sure to remain as timeless as its subject matter. Catch Colour Film in Ontario next month to warm up from the cold with sonic stories of nostalgia.

 

TOUR DATES:

Saturday, February 11 – Talbot Street Church –  London, ON

Saturday, February 18 – Mahtay Café – St. Catharines, ON

Thurs. February 23 – Burdock –  Toronto, ON

Saturday, February 25 – The Pearl Company – Hamilton, ON

Saturday, March 4 – The Boathouse – Kitchener, ON 

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www.colourfilm.ca

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ZAKK WYLDE DEBUTS LOST PRAYER MUSIC VIDEO

ZAKK SABBATH SOCAL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED 

BOOK OF SHADOWS II OUT NOW

EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – January 16, 2017 – Guitar icon, Zakk Wylde, has debuted an all new music video for his latest track, Lost Prayer, from his latest solo LP, Book of Shadows II. Directed by long-time collaborator, Justin Reich, it’s the second video installment we’ve seen from Zakk from BOSII.

Over the summer, Wylde released the Sleeping Dogs music video, featuring Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman, Corey Talor. That track has gone on to become the most successful active rock radio single of Wylde’s career reaching as high as #15 in the U.S. and #5 in Canada.

Wylde will be hitting the road next week with Zakk Sabbath for three shows in Southern California, including a third annual stint at the official NAMM party at The Grove of Anaheim on Saturday, January 21st. Zakk Sabbath has also been confirmed for a handful of spring and summer festivals MMR-B-Q, Rocklahoma and the recently sold out Rock On The Range. See full list of tour dates below.

Zakk Sabbath includes himself, bassist Blasko (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE) and drummer, Joey Castillo (DANZIG, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) performing only Black Sabbath songs. 
Zakk will participate in the 2017 Experience Hendrix Tour alongside Billy Cox, Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd for a third straight year.

TOUR DATES

Jan 19 – Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA*
Jan 20 – Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA*
Jan 21 – The Grove – Anaheim, CA*

2017 Experience Hendrix Tour
Feb 17 – Schnitzer Hall – Portland, OR
Feb 18 – Northern Quest Theater – Airway Heights, WA
Feb 19 –  Paramount Theater – Seattle, WA
Feb 20 – Hult Center – Eugene, OR
Feb 22 – Mondavi Center – Davis, CA
Feb 23 – Luther Burbank Center – Santa Rosa, CA
Feb 24 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
Feb 25 – Silver Legacy Casino – Reno, NV
Feb 28 – Ikeda Theater – Mesa, AZ
Mar 01 – Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 03 – Fantasy Springs Casino – Indio, CA
Mar 04 – Harrahs Events Center – Valley Center, CA
Mar 06 – Eccles Theatre – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 07 – Paramount Theater – Denver, CO
Mar 09 – Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX
Mar 10 – Thalia Mara Hall – Jackson, MS
Mar 11 – Revention Music Center – Houston, TX
Mar 12 – Majestic Theater – San Antonio, TX
Mar 15 – Saenger Theater – New Orleans, LA
Mar 16 – Orpheum Theater – Memphis, TN
Mar 17 – Hard Rock Casino – Tulsa, OK
Mar 18 – Peabody Opera House – St Louis, MO
Mar 19 – The Palace Theater – Louisville, KY
Mar 21 – Taft Theater     – Cincinnati, OH
Mar 22 – Murat Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
Mar 23 – Fox Theatre – Detroit, MI
Mar 25 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
Mar 26 – Mystic Lake Casino – Prior Lake, MN
May 20 – MMR*B*Q – Camden, NJ*
* with Zakk Sabbath

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www.zakkwylde.com

 

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About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

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PIERCE THE VEIL ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR

Toronto, ON – January 11, 2017 – San Diego, CA’s, Pierce The Veil, is excited to announce their first North American headline tour of 2017, with dates across the U.S. and Canada. The “Rest In Space Tour,” featuring support from Falling In Reverse and Crown The Empire, will kick off on February 17 in Eugene, OR, and conclude on March 10 in Tucson, AZ. Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages are now available at www.piercetheveiltix.com. VIP bundles include one general admission ticket, meet and greet, photo opportunity with the band, patch set, exclusive poster, souvenir laminate with lanyard, and crowd-free merch shopping. See full tour routing below.

Pierce The Veil will hit the road again in April for a string of festivals, including 98ROCK Fest in Tampa, Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and Rock On The Range. The band is touring in support of their latest album, Misadventures, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Pierce The Veil was recently nominated for Best Underground Alternative Band in the 2017 iHeart Radio Music Awards. The award is one of eight socially-voted categories, giving fans a chance to participate. Voting is now open and runs through February 25. Fans can vote by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards, or through the iHeart Radio app.

 

PIERCE THE VEIL – Vic Fuentes/rhythm guitar, vocals, Jaime Preciado/bass, Tony Perry/guitar, and Mike Fuentes/drums. With the 2012 release of their album, Collide with the Sky, PTV exploded, selling out North American and UK headline tours in 2012, 2013, and 2014, and headlining 2015’s Warped Main Stage. The band and its members have accumulated north of 5.5-million Facebook “likes,” as well as 4.5 million Twitter and 4.7 million Instagram followers, and 200-million-plus YouTube plays (the King for a Day video alone is at more than 68-million views). Collidewhich has been streamed more than 110 million times on Spotify and the single, King for a Day, logging more than 27-million Spotify plays, have both been RIAA certified gold. The band has won multiple awards from Alternative Press, Revolver, Kerrang! and Rock Sound and has performed on Late Night With Conan O’Brien and at this year’s MTV Fandom Awards, where they were nominated for “Bandom of the Year.” The band also took home the Most Dedicated Fans award at the inaugural 2016 Revolver Music Awards. PTV’s new album, Misadventures, released in May 2016, debuted at #1 on its Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative and Independent charts and #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 charts, and debuted in the Top 20 in the UK, Mexico, Australia and Canada.

 

TOUR DATES

w/ Falling In Reverse and Crown The Empire

Feb 17 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre

Feb 18 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

Feb 20 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre

Feb 22 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

Feb 23 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre

Feb 25 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre

Feb 26 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre

Feb 28 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

March 1 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall 

March 2 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall

March 3 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

March 5 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

March 7 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall

March 9 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater

March 10 – Tucson, AZ @ Club XS

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www.piercetheveil.net

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NEW CHUCK BERRY ALBUM CHUCK SET FOR JUNE 16 RELEASE ON EONE MUSIC/DUALTONE RECORDS IN CANADA

LISTEN TO NEW TRACK BIG BOYS HERE

Toronto, ON – March 22nd, 2017 – Dualtone Records (an Entertainment One Company), has set a June 16th release date for CHUCK, the final album and first new recordings in nearly four decades by founding rock and roll legend, Chuck Berry, who passed away last week at the age of 90.

Comprised of 10 new recordings, eight of which were written by Berry, CHUCK is his first new album since 1979’s Rock It. It was recorded and produced by Berry in various studios around St. Louis, and features his longtime hometown backing group - including his children, Charles Berry Jr. (guitar), and Ingrid Berry (vocals, harmonica), plus Jimmy Marsala (Berry’s bassist for 40 years), Robert Lohr (piano), and Keith Robinson (drums) - which supported him for nearly two decades on over 200 residency shows at the famed Blueberry Hill club.  The album also includes guest performances from Gary Clark Jr., Tom Morello, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Chuck’s grandson, Charles Berry III.  Acclaimed author and historian, Douglas Brinkley, contributes liner notes.

Both Morello and Rateliff appear on album track, Big Boys, which Brinkley calls “a guitar player’s national anthem” in his notes.  The song is streaming now; listen and share here.

“Working to prepare the release of this record in recent months and in fact over the last several years brought him a great sense of joy and satisfaction,” the Berry family said in a statement posted to Facebook earlier this week.  “While our hearts are very heavy at this time, we know that he had no greater wish than to see this album released to the world, and we know of no better way to celebrate and remember his 90 years of life than through his music.”

Some of the songs on CHUCK were originally conceived as far back as the 1980s, with Berry developing them in his home studio in St. Louis over many years during down time between tours.  He worked on the album through 2014.  When health concerns forced him to stop touring and recording in 2015, Berry continued to oversee production and planning for CHUCK, enlisting his family and close friend Joe Edwards, the owner of Blueberry Hill, to fulfill his wishes that the album be completed and released.  And from album highlight, Lady B. Goode, a spiritual sequel to the iconic Johnny B. Goode, featuring ripping solos from three generations of Berry guitarists, to the poignant country balladry of Darlin’, a duet with his daughter Ingrid, CHUCK truly is a family affair.

“Working on my Dad's record has been one of the best experiences of my life,” said Charles Berry Jr. “I will forever treasure the musical conversations we had, and the time we spent together completing it.”

Chuck Berry’s passing on March 18th prompted an outpouring of support and condolences from fans, fellow musicians, and world leaders – from members of The Rolling Stones and Beatles, to former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.  Rolling Stone claimed that Berry “defined rock & roll during its early years and for decades to come.” The New York Times called Berry rock’s “master theorist and conceptual genius, the songwriter who understood what the kids wanted before they knew themselves,” adding that after 60 years, his earliest music “still sounds reckless and audacious.”

CHUCK Track List:

Wonderful Woman

Big Boys

You Go To My Head

3/4 Time (Enchiladas)

Darlin’

Lady B. Goode

She Still Loves You

Jamaica Moon

Dutchman

Eyes Of Man

 

More info on CHUCK: http://smarturl.it/CHUCK-CA

www.chuckberry.com  
 

 

 

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RYAN HEMSWORTH SHARES NEW VIDEO FT. E-40 & YAKKI ON WORLDSTAR HIP HOP

STREAM HUNNID VIA SECRET SONGS / LAST GANG

"Sonically rich without sounding excessive" – The FADER

"magic in the best way possible" – KEXP 

"Hemsworth nails the line between producer and full-fledged composer" – Pitchfork 

"The most important producer to come out of the cloud-rap internet underground" – Stereogum

Toronto, ON – July 28, 2017 – Today, Ryan Hemsworth is sharing a new single. Hunnid features legendary Bay Area rapper, E-40, and Atlanta's Yakki. The accompanying Ferris Bueller-inspired visual premiered via Worldstar Hip Hop, and sees Hemsworth and Yakki working as mechanics in a garage, before taking the car they are working on out for a joyride. Hunnid is available now across all digital platforms via Secret Songs / Last Gang. 

Over the last five years, Ryan Hemsworth has established himself as a versatile figure in music. More recently, he has been centering his skills in the world of hip-hop – a truly global effort working with artists that hail from Atlanta, Toronto, Nigeria, London, the Bay Area, and everywhere in between. Further delving into the world of hip hop, Hemsworth recently curated a guest mix for the 43rd episode of OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1.

Watch and stream Hunnid ft. E-40 & Yakki above, and stay tuned for more Ryan Hemsworth news and music. 

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www.ryanhemsworth.com 

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