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The Girl: Music Video

Brothers and Sisters,

What up??!!

Feeling bored now the World Cup has gone? Well, if that's the case come on down to one of my many gigs and say, "hello"!

Good times guaranteed!

It's getting very near to the release of the second single, "The Girl", (Released AUGUST 25th) which therfore means the video is not far away! It is currently in Graphics Post Production, but let me say it is looking so friggin' good!

It is a slight homage to a scene from The Beatles film, "A Hard Days Night" which incidentally is 50 years old this year..., go figure!

Here's a couple of Behind the Scenes Pics:

There are loads more to check out here:

Exciting times, believe!


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Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride
A Flash In The Pan
Moments and Movements
London Lives (Single)


New Album Release

This week sees the release of the new Azwel album! The album art has been prepared by Neko Zero, who was responsible for the previous 2 album covers. The tentative release date is July 23rd. The songs were written, recorded and engineered from September 2013 - June 2014.   Last year's concept album, "Fact and Fantasy" saw a return to an older Azwel sound. but with better production, whereas -this release- continues where 2011's "The Great American Tour" left off.  The tracklisting is a little more concise this time around at 9 tracks and 36 minutes at length. The sound can be described as an assortment of upbeat and downbeat numbers. Each song tells a different story and paints a different picture.  The arrangements contain the usual electric/acoustic guitars, strings, piano, wurlitzer/rhodes electic piano sounds with occasional hammond, harmonium, moog and mellotrons along with solo trumpet and flute performances.  It can be downloaded at the downloads section of, with optional paypal donations(as always) going to ourmutualbrain at yahoo com. It is available in mp3 format only, 320 kbps. The official tracklisting is:

1. Alone in the Park

2. Out On a Limb

3. Convelesence

4. War Against Innovation

5. The Writing on the Wall

6. Don't Take It For Granted

7. The Fifth of May

8. All the Things to Come

9. In a Desperate Way

Album title TBA.

Hidden in Blue

Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son

Show Report - Roxy & Dukes, 7/19/14

It had been a long time since Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son had taken the stage together at Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse in Dunellen, N.J. More than two years, to be exact.

The last time they did? This happened. For the first time ever.

So what would this set bring? Normally, the setlist would tell...if there had been one to start. 

"Let's just play," Bobby said to the band, and with that, the show kicked off with a ripping version of "New Age Outlaws" for the first time in more than a year. Jon's lead resonated throughout the roadhouse, with each pounding crash of Mac's cymbals echoing throughout the one of a kind venue.

"Hit The Town" (and one broken Dan Cohen string) would bring the boys to the next track, which brought the callback to the aforementioned video.

"Two years ago, we played this song here for the first time," Bobby said. "So I think it's time we do it again. This one's called 'Left For Dead.'"

And with that, the clean guitar led to the groovy chorus which led to the big ending. It's a song that is always enjoyable, and allows for the guys to kill off some early-show energy in a big way.

The rest of the set saw the Seventh Son delve through some more of Friends in Low Places, complete with yet another broken string by Dan and "Self-Induced Exile" once again serving as a powerful closer to the show.

With just the Blueberry Lawnching Festival around the corner, the band's last show before the trip to Canada, who knows what is in store. But if any of these festivals from the past have proven something, it's to expect not just the unexpected, but the completely unexpected as well.


1. New Age Outlaws

2. Hit The Town

3. Left For Dead

4. Danger Dan

5. Scoundrels

6. Teenagers Too

7. Another Deadbeat Summer

8. Self-Induced Exile

For more on Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son sets, click here.

Ted Stevens


Come on down AUGUST 8th 6-10,  West End Pub,  in the Gulfgate area of Sarasota,  hot little venue and it's gonna be a lot of fun !!/pages/West-End-Pub/365848364470?sk=photos_stream

Exit Zero
Dead End Dragstrip

Al Pitcher

Happy Happy SommarTID

Hello Hello, Hej Hej , Tjeeeeeeennaaaarre

I hope the semester is da bester 

Tickets are selling fast for Nääämen its Al Pitcher , so please dont miss out 

The first show is Oct 21 in Stockholm, all the dates for the tour are to your right of the screen, thats it, move your eyes to the right , your right , then under shows , now pull your eyes back in

Enjoy you summer people, If in Sverige, please take sunblock and an umbrella, wherever you go


Al x 



Roy Rogers

Mid-July Newsletter from the Slide Zone


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SUMMER TOUR SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT THE SLIDE ZONE NEWSLETTER: July 17th, 2014
 Photo by Bob Hakins~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ July 18, 2014 The Triple Door Seattle, WA July 19, 2014 Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival Blues Ranch on the Methow River Winthrop, WA July 20, 2014 Uncle Sam's Bar and Grill Spanaway, WA See more on Roy's website! Facebook Downloads Merch Fan Sites Electronic Press Kit ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hello Fans, Friends and Family Across the Globe! Roy Rogers and DRK gave a rip-roaring performance at the Vancouver Island Musicfest last weekend, with an added surprise - Roy sitting in with Bonnie Raitt on their song 'G'Nawin on It'. This song, which they co-wrote, won a Grammy nomination for Ms. Raitt under Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 2003. Carlos Reyes also sat in with Bonnie on 'Angel From Montgomery' - sweet! Roy and DRK are now off to get down with fans around the Pacific Northwest, with stops in Seattle, Winthrop and Spanaway, Washington. Bring those dancing shoes people - it's summer! :) Please note some of our terrific partners' logos at the bottom of this email with live links-The Blues Foundation, The Center for the Arts Grass Valley, Zero Breast Cancer Watch, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and The Americana Music Association-all have been in our lives for many years and are well worth your support! Share this newsletter with fellow fans to make sure no one misses out on Slide Zone announcements and be sure to follow us on Facebook. Mr. Rogers has a birthday on July 28th! :) Our Best, The Slide Zone Family ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Throwback Thursday Historic Photo from the Slide Zone Archives Stevie Ray Vaughan and Roy Rogers on tour, Everett, Washington.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MANAGEMENT, PRIVATE EVENTS & CORPORATE: GAYNELL@ROY-ROGERS.COM BOOKING: STEPHEN@SAVOYMUSICINTERNATIONAL.COM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


July 18, 2014

Seattle, WA 

July 19, 2014
Blues Ranch on the Methow River
Winthrop, WA

July 20, 2014
Spanaway, WA

See more on

Roy's website!



Live! at the Sierra Nevada Brewery Big Room
Blues on the Range
Roots of Our Nature
Travellin' Tracks
R & B
Everybody's Angel
Ballads Before The Rain
Split Decision
Twisted Tales

Jerry Hannan

Update on 'Mad Hannans' - a Martin Shore Film



The story unwinds.    Read about Mad Hannans here >>>> 


...and come see us at Rancho Nicasio this Sunday July 20


Sounds Like a Story
Madly In Love With You
The Light Gets Brighter

Jerry Hannan

NPR Radio Saturday July 19

Catch Jerry on National Public Radio for 'West Coast Live' with Sedge Thomson this Saturday July 19, 10AM - 12. 

97.1 in the SF Bay Area.  See link for other cities.  

NPR >>>>   

Sounds Like a Story
Madly In Love With You
The Light Gets Brighter

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Woody Guthrie 'audio walking tour' of NYC being released as 3-disc set (stream a track)

The late, great folk singer Woody Guthrie called NYC home for 27 years, and that portion of his life will be celebrated with a new three-disc album, My Name Is New York, on September 23. According to a press release:

Featuring new interviews with luminaries like Pete Seeger (in one of his final interviews), Woody's son Arlo Guthrie, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, as well as with Woody's many other friends and family, the first two discs take listeners on a virtual tour of the city as Woody experienced it through visits to 19 locations. They include the boarding house on 43rd Street where "This Land Is Your Land" was written; the Greenwich Village apartment that The Almanac Singers -- an all-star folk collective included Guthrie, Seeger, Lead Belly and Josh White - called home; and his home on Coney Island, where Woody tirelessly composed over 100 songs, and was eventually laid to rest.


The collection also includes a bonus music disc featuring an array of Guthrie's NYC songs, including the first recording of "This Land Is Your Land"; two previously unreleased home demos he recorded in the city, including the song that gave the set its name and a duet with Sonny Terry; and five premieres of previously unpublished lyrics from a variety of artists, from contemporaries to younger musicians following in his tradition.

You can stream one of the tracks (via Rolling Stone) with the tracklist

The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack: Original Soundtrack

Kick Bricks

Steve in NY

Steve performing in the barn at Camp Copperhead

Hello everyone, it's Steve. Recently, I have had a couple of cool opportunities to learn from some really good song writers. In May, I was able to go down to Austin for a workshop with Texas songwriters Owen Temple and Gordy Quist (from Band of Heathens). More recently, I participated in Steve Earle's Camp Copperhead, a 4 day song writing camp in the Catskill mountains, in upstate New York. Both workshops have deepened my appreciation for the craft of songwriting. Hopefully, some of that translates into better Beta Dogs and Kick Bricks shows! I can't wait to get back to Chicago and get to work!

Insignificant Others

Luis Ogando

Fun And Sun At Beeston Carnival

Beeston Carnival proved to be a great day of fun and sunshine, with a monster crowd and some great live music, including a 50-minute set by Luis, which involved original, covers, acoustic and backing-tracked numbers.

"It was great fun, and I've never actually bothered with any backing tracks when I'm doing acoustic sets, but I thought I'd give it a go and see how it went. Playing an acoustic guitar solo to Take It Easy by the Eagles was interesting, but it did fit the mood of the song and the audience were singing and dancing along, so I was quite happy with the result."

"I also had a backing track for I'm A Believer by The Monkees, which seemed to get people smiling, although I think I'll stick to the electric guitar when I use this backing track in future."

Kicking off the set with new song Blow It All, Luis followed up with a mix of his own material and a variety of covers spanning 5 decades, including Budapest (George Ezra), Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard (Paul Simon) and a bizarre mash-up of Robbie Williams, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Rocky Horror Show...

"It's an odd mix, I admit. I played this last year at the Hemlock Happening and people seemed to like it, so I tried it again here. It's a bit of fun and normally gets a whoop at the end, so I threw it in. I may well make it a permanent feature for outdoor gigs!"

And then there was the encore...

"Haha. I couldn't believe it when they shouted for an encore. It's a good job I had a couple of reserve songs up my sleeve! I left them with Leaving On A Jet Plane by John Denver, as the crowd seemed to be responding well to the old favourites."

Keep an eye out for more local gigs by Luis in the near future.

Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son

Show Report - 7/12/14

To say July 12, 2014 was an exhausting day for Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son would be an understatement.

But hey...the show must go on. Or rather, the show(s).

The band began the day out in the near-90-degree heat in Bradley Beach, N.J. at the annual "Lobsterfest" in front of a crowd of people. It wasn't the typical venue for a Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son show, and the set proved it.

Photo Courtesy: Ann Mahoney

The boys went on for nearly two hours, bouncing between originals off both Friends in Low Places and Delicate Fall From Grace, with Bobby and Jon even bringing back the now-rare "On The Edge" off the Only Ashes Remain EP. They were also joined by familiar guest Ed McIntosh and his buddy Joey Cartwright for some tunes, while local saxiphonist Zack Sandler even hopped on for a few covers and a killer rendition of "Another Deadbeat Summer."


1. Lowlife (John Eddie cover)

2. Hit The Town

3. Danger Dan

4. Girl You Have No Faith in Medicine (White Stripes cover)

5. Star-Crossed

6. Pink Cadillac (Bruce Springsteen cover)

7. It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock n' Roll) (AC/DC cover)

8. The Bitch Is Back (Elton John Cover)

9. Worrisome Child

10. Delicate Fall From Grace

11. Thick As Thieves

12. Can't Stand Myself

13. Scoundrels

14. Light of Day (Bruce Springsteen cover)

15. Ultimatum (Bobby and Jon)

16. On The Edge (Bobby and Jon)

17. Teenagers Too

18. St. Jimmy (Green Day cover)

19. Another Deadbeat Summer

Later on, Bobby made his way to the Strand Theater in Lakewood for a quick acoustic set that saw him ignite the crowd before a viewing of Destressed, the film featuring the title track off his last album. He would hop up with Tommy Byrne and Jeffrey Thompson of Tommy Bryne and the Sellouts for some jam tunes as well.

Photo Courtesy: John Posada


1. Another Deadbeat Summer

2. Delicate Fall From Grace 

3. Stand By Me (The Drifters cover)

4. Hang On Sloopy (The McCoys cover)

But it would be the later set that would prove to be the real attention-grabber.

For the first time ever, the guys took to the basement of the New Brunswick-famous Court Tavern. Gracing the stage where Mahoney idol Brian Fallon once did himself, he and the Seventh Son tore through some tracks off the new album.

Photo Courtesy: Laura Gubrud

Mahoney's intensity shined through most in this particular performance. With his fuse ready to blow after playing his third set of the day, he took every opportunity he could to drive home the thematic elements of Friends in Low Places. After a few blistering guitar solos and even a sax-filled cover of Springsteen's "Light of Day," the evening ended like no other show has yet.

Panting into the microphone, the lights centered in on Bobby, as he began to strum away at the opening chords to "Self-Induced Exile." Silence fell across the crowd, with the clock close to midnight, and the singer/songwriter channeled the anger and angst that fueled FILP. It was as bombastic of a closer as the band has ever had, and Bobby dropped his guitar as the final crash hit to send the crowd home with a sense of astonishment.


1. Teenagers Too

2. Hit The Town

3. Danger Dan

4. New Age Outlaws

5. Scoundrels

6. Another Deadbeat Summer

7. Light of Day (Bruce Springsteen cover)

8. Star-Crossed

9. Self-Induced Exile

For more information on the three sets, click here.

King Mike V

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Prints Available for $10 on my store page

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Mark Mathews

Promote is in your title!!

Brothers and Sisters,

How are we all doing? Exicted for the World Cup Final?! According to this, I reckon North Korea will win...???!!!!!


Crazy, crazy place!

I'm just getting ready to go to my gig today in Soho. Looking forward to it. I've played with these promoters before and they do a great job in, well, promoting their shows. Because that's the problem: so many Promoters don't do what their title suggests...


I say this because, like most up and coming acts, I play everywhere from the toilets and shitty pubs of the circuit, to proper, decent music venues and clubs. We bring our crew and fans down to as many gigs as we can and we sometimes even sell tickets before hand. I accept this and in actual fact have no problem with it.

I love to play live.

All I ask is that we are treated correctly and respectfully and the promoter does his/her job.

However, all to often the situation is thus:


  • We don't get paid
  • The venue is not promoted and therefore empty
  • We are expected to be grateful that we are being allowed to perform live and given "Exposure" an empty audience.


So, let me put things into perspective:


  • Us musicians PAY to get to the venue. Transport is not free especially with a load of gear.
  • We rehearse in rehearsal studios that COST MONEY
  • We have spent time and effort crafting our act and our skills. Years of hard graft goes into this. YEARS!
  • Our equipment has to be BOUGHT and it has to be maintained via BUYING and PAYING for parts and servicing
If a Plumber, who spends time and money learning his trade, came round to your house and you said "Well, you won't be getting paid for this but it's great exposure. I'll be sure to tell people about you", you can be certain your toilet is going to stay blocked!
As muscians we are providing a service to any venue that has us. We are entertaining the customers which in turn is going to get them to buy more drinks, come back again etc. We are NOT lucky to be there. You are lucky to have US there. I have enough people these days lining their pockets from my hard work without being stung by some wanna be somebody, who thinks Musicians owe them something. 
We don't.
Now, I know certain venues and nights simply cannot pay muscians and in return they offer us a few drinks and a crowd.
That is fine.
We all do free gigs from time to time. It's the nature of the beast.
We do it because we want to play live and we want more people to hear the music we make. We understand that it is fans that make us, that move us forwards and playing live is how you do that. I regularly play for certain promoters and venues who offer just that. A great crowd, a few drinks and at the end of the day I get a new fan or three from it.
Great stuff. Happy to be a part of it.
But if the gig is done for gratis and then you 'Promoters' don't do as your job title says and PROMOTE it, then turning up makes it TOTALLY pointless.
We are getting NOTHING out of this.
This happened to me yesterday. Regardless of it being ticketed and costing to get in to this gig, I was not paid and was only allowed tap water from the bar and aside from the staff and organisers, there was no one to play for.
When I asked what I got out of this, I was patronisingly told:
"It just gives acts a place to play"
I walked out.
I'm a professional musician, so be a professional promoter. Give me a crowd and I'll play.
And then there are the "Pay to play" section. Two words:
Fuck yourself. 
So, I went and did some busking instead. I had a great receptive crowd, I was paid for it and my second single, The Girl, (released on August 25th), went down an absolute storm. I even got a record number of kisses and I was propositioned by a Gay Guy, so the love was felt!
Rant over.
Germans to win tonight, believe!


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Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride
A Flash In The Pan
Moments and Movements
London Lives (Single)

Luis Ogando

Luis Storms The Big Friday Night

The Big Friday Night music festival held at The George Spence Academy on 4th July looked like it was in danger of getting washed away at one point. The rains came and came heavy, but that didn't stop the crowd from rocking up to the venue, kitted out with umbrellas and rain macs, nor the acts themselves who kept spirits high and the audience splashing as well as clapping!

Luis was 2nd up at the festival, and a good crowd had gathered. Kicking off with brand new song, Blow It All, he set out his stall early with a fast-paced beat-strum number that grabbed the attention and kept the heads bobbing. 

Then it was into the rest of the set. All original numbers, including Take A Look, Love and A Little Bit Like Kiss Me, before pleasantly surprising the audience with his own take on the Foo Fighters' Learn To Fly.

"The crowd were great. They braved the rains and stuck it out in the interests of live music and support of the event, which made it even more special to have been involved."

"I was really happy that my original music was so well received, and the feedback I got from other acts and the organisers was excellent. I felt proud to be a part of it, and I'm really made up that the event was a success."

"There was a lot of new, young bands showcasing the event and I was really impressed with their musicality and approach to doing live gigs. Nottingham has some great young talent rising."

Luis' next solo gig is at the Beeston Carnival on Saturday 12th July, Broadgate Park, Beeston. Also take a look at the Photos section where you can see some pictures of Luis at the Big Friday Night Event.

Hereward The Wake



Hereward the Wake is happy to announce that we will have an original song on the sound track of a Horror Anthology called 'Volumes of Blood'. 

This is a great Indi project with some great indi talent! 


Thank you to P.j. Starks and Verite Cinema's for asking us to be apart of such a great project!












Web Three

ART OF WAR 305: Web Three vs. Hindu Rock

Web Three battled Hindu Rock at Miami's Art Of War SHOW-N-PROVE event. Who do YOU Think won??? Post your comments, post your support, post your hate, And ENJOY the battle!

Web Three

ART OF WAR 305: Web Three vs. Drone Phonetik

Web Three battles Drone Phonetik (formerly Karma) at the Art of War's Survivor Series event in Miami. This battle pits two up and coming rappers against each other in hopes of getting their first win.

Web Three

RAP BATTLE: Web Three vs. J.R. Ewing

Web Three battles J.R. Ewing at the "Roc The Mic Fest" presents Battle of Bands hosted by Mike Gambo @ Propaganda Lake Worth.


Web Three

ART OF WAR 305: Web Three vs. D.R.

Last event of the year. Last battle of the year. Two emcees who worked their way thru our rankings to become our main event. Peep this banger.

Web Three

ENTER THE DUNGEON: Web Three vs. Jonesy

Bars & Clips: Web Three vs. Jonesy was a battle of word play. These two MCs faces off for the first time on an Enter The Dungeon stage. Who came out with the win??

Web Three

ART OF WAR 305: Web Three vs. Mosh Jelton

Miami Mayhem was a mega event featuring battlers from all over the state. Art Of War collaborated with The Bar Exams to bring you this historical moment in Florida History. Who will win?!? Watch out and find our for yourself!

Web Three

THE BAR EXAMS: Web Three vs. I4NI

Web Three hits The Bar Exams in Orlando to battle I4NI. Peep it, comment, give a thumb!

Petty Theft

BBQ On The Lawn 2014 at Rancho Nicasio, NEW Live Video + Summer Shows Schedule!

Hey all you Honey Bees & Refugees,

We hope you had a wonderful 4th of July Holiday. We have been enjoying a few weeks off as well.

THIS SUNDAY, 7/13, we are back for one of our favorite shows of the year and our 6th annual "BBQ On The Lawn” at Rancho Nicasio. All Ages are welcome for this special show in the beautiful outdoor setting of Rancho Nicasio. Feast on some of the tastiest BBQ, speciality drinks, and get ready to sing and dance all afternoon to your favorite Petty tunes. Gates open at 3PM and show starts at 4PM.

Tickets are available NOW here.

Get them in advance as tickets for this summer concert sell fast!

We have a lot of great summer shows coming up in July and August so please check the below schedule to find one near YOU.


Check out our LIVE performance of “DON’T DO ME LIKE THAT” from our last show at McNear's Mystic Theatre posted on our YouTube channel. Please “Like” it and feel free to leave comments and subscribe to our channel for more upcoming video releases.


That’s right folks, brand new shirts featuring our new logo are here in stock and available at all of the shows. We have men’s and women’s tees along with women’s tank tops available… Grab some this weekend and be one of the first one's to sport the new PT swag!

"I got a room at the top of the world tonight…And I ain't comin' down"



Upcoming Shows (check our website for details and RSVP below):

Keep up on the latest updates and other cool Tom Petty info by FOLLOWING US ON TWITTER and ADD US ON FACEBOOK (and invite your friends) and INSTAGRAM'ERS... follow us here.

You can also Track us on BandsInTown!

Subscribe to our YouTube channel and check out our latest live clips.  Be sure to 'like' and leave a comment.

We love to play parties...please CONTACT US to book the band for your party now!

Scrap Rabbit

The Monthly Articles

This is issue #007 of The Monthy Articles

This second youtube channel for my project is for odds n ends that just don't seem to belong on my main channel. For instance I wanted to make a few fan videos, and an occasional live clip, or what ever. The Forgotten video was put on because the burnt in effigy clip just didn't have a lot going on in the video but it's still unique. As well as the 6th Garbage Dog (heavy hell) video seemed like a great new beginning to this channel. So it's all good.

The Wrath Child (single)
Rollin' On (single)
Head Confusion (single)
Scorched Earth (promo)
The Collector Of Lost Souls
Acoustic Accusations
Desolate Mass Waste
The Lost Archives
Dumpster Divers & The Receptacle Kings
Industrial Waste
The War Machine
The Dream Dimension
Vodgeny (single)


Demico's new album 'Galactic Stardom' is now available.

Demico's new album 'Galactic Stardom' is now available exclusively at:

The Despoilers

Tour Bus to Wakefield

Another new venue and one we have been drooling over for some time!

Mark Mathews

Online Love

Brothers and Sisters!

How do? To all my London brethren, did any of you go to The Libertines reformation gig in Hyde Park last night? 

It was top wasn't it?! Even though I have stopped drinking (I'll talk about that some other time), I managed to completely do my knee in from all the jumping around I did. Literally, the end of the night was spent with my leg elevated with a pack of frozen peas on my knee!

Rock n Roll!

Still, what a night and I did manage to write a new song whislt my leg was in agony. Lyrically, it felt like a bit of a release from all the Charlatans and thieves I am dealing with currently...

...again, something for another time!...but even if I never use it, it was good to write!

Anyway, what I will talk about is this new (for me) online dating stuff going on. I returned from a worldwide trip a little over a year ago now. I was out of the UK for around 4 years and when I left, online dating was something of a taboo. No one was on it, or if they were, they kept it a well hidden secret. 

Fast forward 4 years and I return and EVERYONE is on some kind of dating website. It still seems slightly odd for me personally to be on one (I in no way judge anyone however, I do kind of understand it, especially in cities like London) and so I steered clear of the 'Plenty of Fishes' and 'Ok Cupids'.

However, one that was recommended and I was curious about was 'Tinder'. So, I went on it and checked it out, for research purposes of course (!), and you know what? It's been fun! 

But there is this new one called, 'Happn' where people you pass on the street are connected with you. I downloaded it before going to Hyde Park to see how many people are on it...

Turns out there are a lot of people on it!

But what's weird is it pin points where you crossed paths, how many times you passed them and all the other creepy stuff your Iphone tends to do these days! It's proper weird.

However, I am kind of fascinated by these things and who goes on them. It's on the one hand very convenient and on the other, crazy weird! We're almost cutting out the spontenaity and excitement of love and finding a relationship...aren't we?...or is that just me that thinks that? It's hard to tell!

My next single, The Girl, (released on 25th August) is about a relationship, all be it a doomed relationship and I wonder how different that song would be, written in context of the current trend of virtual dating. I guess there would be talk of splitting up via text and not swiping to the right etc.


Still, if you cross my path, give us a like, eh?!

Loads of gigs booked in, so if you want to have a good time and meet people in the flesh and maybe find a new boyfirend/girlfriend, then this could be the palce to come to, beleive!


By London Lives here:

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Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride
A Flash In The Pan
Moments and Movements
London Lives (Single)

Josh Roberts and The Hinges

Summer Tour Time!

Here we go to Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, Illinois, and Missouri! Tour starts in Columbus, GA, on July 16! Here's a link to the shows!


My War Cry is Amor
The Sugar Bird Test
Are You Going to Eat That?
Mighty Old Distance and Murky Old Time

The Despoilers

Roman Bath- Rock N Roll

Well thats our gigs at the Roman Bath, York done for another year! Boo Hoo

Thank you all who came along and made last night such a great event for us. Special mention to our travelling support from Nottingham and Leeds.


The Despoilers

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Ramblin' Jack is Back!

Thanks to everyone who saw Ramblin' Jack Elliott on his whirlwind tour of New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Louisiana - ending in Los Angeles attending his daughter Aiyana's re-release - with the assistance of the Sundance Institute - of the digitally re-mastered "Ballad of Ramblin' Jack" - now available on Netflicks and Amazon platforms.

Happy 4th of July - look for dates in the fall for Ramblin' Jack to come to the mid-west soon! 

The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack: Original Soundtrack

The Despoilers

York Bound

I hope the good and not so good people of York are ready, as the dregs of Leeds are heading your way shortly and we gonna rock the Roman Bath to its foundation.

See you soon! LOL


Burt's Tiki Lounge 07|05|14

Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers July News 2014

Hello Fans, Friends and Family Across the Globe!

Roy Rogers & DRK's summer performances continue including stops at the Vancouver Island Music Festival, Edmonton Music Festival, The Triple Door in Seattle, Winthrop Blues Festival and an unusual stop at  Uncle Sam's in Spanway, all in Washington State - as well as hopping out to the Madison Indiana Ribberfest!  You won't want to miss these electric performances.  And of course don't forget to bring your dancin' shoes!

Check out the Roy Rogers Slide Zone website often for news, You Tube videos and more.
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"Roy Rogers is't a blues purist, just a spirit sent here to define the ancient language of the Mississippi Delta and forge a modern link to rock and roll" - Houston Chronicle 

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Happy July 4th and have a safe and wonderful holiday!  Hope to see you soon!

Best, The Slide Zone Family

Live! at the Sierra Nevada Brewery Big Room
Blues on the Range
Roots of Our Nature
Travellin' Tracks
R & B
Everybody's Angel
Ballads Before The Rain
Split Decision
Twisted Tales

Bloody Diamonds

Final Leg of North American Tour + Bovine Sex Club Residency

After we leave the states we're going to head to Ontario for a bit to do a residency at The Bovine Sex Club in Toronto. Starting on July 14th we'll be there every Monday for the rest of the month. We'll be doing some shows around the province as well before we start heading back east and finally end this 100+ day tour. Dates are below, more details can be found here.

7/14 - Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club
7/15 - Waterloo, ON @ House Show
7/18 - Belleville, ON @ The City Bell Pub
7/19 - Trenton, ON @ Stix N Stones
7/21 - Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club
7/23 - Kitchener, ON @ The Hive
7/25 - Peterborough, ON @ The Spill
7/26 - Oshawa, ON @ Wasted Space
7/28 - Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club
8/01 - Kingston, ON @ The Artel
8/02 - Ottawa, ON @ Avant-Garde Bar
8/04 - Saint John, NB @ TBA

They've Got Secrets
Monsters 7"

The Green Pajamas

I'd Rather Be Filming In Vanda's Room

Susanne Kelly's pissed off statement about working a 'souless day job,' is on our video page, here, or on YouTube, here.   "I wanted to make it gritty," says Jeff.  Starring, among other cats, her brother, John (late of Brewtal Thirst), on Rickenbacker bass guitar.

Edge Of The Night (Unreleased Vol. 1)
The Complete Book of Hours
Poison In The Russian Room
Hidden Minutes
If You Knew What I Dreamed...
Box Of Secrets: Northern Gothic 2
The Night Races Into Anna
21st Century Séance
Ten White Stones
Through Glass Colored Roses: The Best Of The Green Pajamas
Essence Of Carol
Lust Never Sleeps
If She Only Knew
In a Glass Darkly
The Carolers' Song
Narcotic Kisses
All Clues Lead To Meagan's Bed
Strung Out
Indian Winter
Strung Behind The Sun
Ghosts Of Love
The Red, Red Rose
For The Swan In The Hallway
Ash Wednesday Rain
Green Pajama Country
Beneath Far Gondal's Foreign Sky
Summer of Lust
Death By Misadventure

Luis Ogando

Luis Ogando at Beeston Carnival 2014

Luis will be playing at this year's Beeston Carnival on the 12th July 2014, and is already getting excited about it!

"It's going to be great fun supporting the carnival and I'm really looking forward to getting some new material out at such a great event. We go to the carnival every year and love the atmosphere, especially the entertainment and live music, so it will be total blast to be a real part of it."

"I've been working on some new songs, so to be able to premier them for my home town is also very special for me."

But it's not just the original material that Luis has been working on. He's been tinkering with his set list and adding additional covers to his repertoire, which also have additional backing tracks to boot.

"I normally only use backing tracks for parties where I expect a lot of dancing, but I think it would be good to add some oomph to the Carnival performance with some extra sound. I've custom-built all my backing tracks so that I can still play the guitar, or harmonica, or whatever over the top without clashing. It's a fun way to deliver a full-band sound as a solo artist."

The Beeston Carnival takes place on Saturday 12th July at Broadgate Park, Beeston. Check the SHOWS section for directions. Festivities start at 12 Noon.

Luis Ogando

Gearing up for the Big Friday Night

The Big Friday Night event at the George Spencer Academy, Nottingham is getting closer and Luis is gearing up his 5-song set for the event, which includes a special treat, as he'll be kicking off the set with new song, 'Blow It All'.

A sneaky pre-release version of the song has been available on the Player for some time now, but this will be the first time the full song will be performed officially, in its completeness (the preview song only has 1 verse and chorus).

"I'm really looking forward to performing the song, as it's a real return-to-my-roots sort of affair. No complicated chords or sequences, just a great beat-strum foot-tapper. The sort I like to do." 

"There are good and bad points about bringing a new song to the fore, especially with a relatively new audience. There's the intrepidation of whether it'll be well-liked or not, but if it goes well, the feeling is just magical. So I'm hoping it'll be well-liked!!"

"I'll also be performing 'Take A Look', 'Love', 'A Little Bit Like Kiss Me' and a cover - which I haven't decided on yet, but it'll be something I like, so I hope it'll go down well."

You can catch Luis from 6.40pm at the Big Friday Night event, this Friday, at the George Spencer Academy. For more details, visit the Level events website:


Mark Mathews

We are not Worthy (farm)

Brothers and Sisters!!

How was your weekend? Did you make it to Glastonbury? If you lucky buggers!

I think that this years was one of the best of recent times. Owing to gig commitments I couldn't actually go down to Worthy Farm and get involved, however I managed to watch hours and hours of it on the cost of everything else I needed to get done!

A small price to pay though, as I was just astounded by every act I saw. Whether it be on the Introducing stage or the Pyriamid stage, every act seemed to have turned it to eleven and gone that extra mile. Haim, put on a great show even if their lipsticked bassist did look as though she had shoved 14 grams of MDMA up her anus.

There were so many acts who put on a proper 'show' this year and made it abundantly clear: You gotta be good to be on the top. It really opened my eyes and allowed me to see what it really means to be an act. Those 4 or 5 people (or 45 if you're Arcade Fire!) on stage are lifted to a status of almost God like stature (well, that's the pedal stool I put bands on, anyway!). I want them to be out of reach, out of this world and out of their mind as they play their Bass guitar or whatever. They need to be doing something so awe inspiring that you are amazed at where it cam from...Did you see Royal Blood?...I mean, fucking hell, that's a bass guitar he's playing like a guitar!!!

This years festival re-energised my love for live music and I wasn't even there! I was inspired, dumb founded and back in love with all that is happening in the world of Western music. Lilly Allen proved how great a pop act she is, Kasabian put on a 'go fucking mental' rock n roll show and Dolly Parton sang the hits through a mountain of Botex atop the biggest tits in the business!

Myself and The One Ts played on Saturday in Piccadilly. It was a pretty good show, (aside from a dodgy Promoter, but I'll save that rant for another blog post!) but after Glastonbury I want more! So, expect us to be sticking class A drugs up our arses, make our instruments sound like something else and for us all to have face lifts and gigantic man boobs.

It'll be one hell of a show, believe!!


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Special Guests: Rio Ventura & MC L8X on June 28th!

Joining tgp! for the first time and kicking vocals in to overdrive: Rio Ventura!  And a very special appearance by MC L8X.


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