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

DOWNLOAD – album cover artwork | DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo

ivoryhours.com

 

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.

www.entertainmentone.com

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AVATAR ANNOUNCES WORLD TOUR

CANADIAN STOP IN TORONTO ON APRIL 16TH
 

WATCH VIDEO FOR NEW LAND

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

* = headline show

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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
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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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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

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www.atribecalledred.com
www.electricpowwow.com
www.instagram.com/atribecalledred
www.soundcloud.com/a-tribe-called-red

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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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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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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www.littlecoyotemusic.com

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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”:

http://smarturl.it/TTBliveOAKitunes

http://smarturl.it/TTBliveOAKamzn
 

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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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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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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www.alexandriamaillot.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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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 

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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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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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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

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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 

 

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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$

DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Album Art | DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Press Photo

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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.

 

DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Press Photo | DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Artwork 

www.soundcloud.com/cadenceweapon

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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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
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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:
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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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

Media contacts: 
Québec
Magali Ould 
(514) 994-6295 magali@polarismusicprize.ca

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

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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

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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.

 

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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. 

 

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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

Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess

(905) 926-6440

amanda@indoorrecess.com

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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.

DOWNLOAD – album cover artwork | DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo

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!

DOWNLOAD – press photo DOWNLOAD – Only Women Bleed cover artwork

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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 

DOWNLOAD – album cover artwork | DOWNLOAD – hi res photo 

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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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

DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Tour Poster

www.piercetheveil.net

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