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Dave Magario

2 Big Shows Coming Up!

First of all, I will say - Hello. How are you? I am phenomenal, thanks for subconsciously asking.


I'll be performing with Sound in Stone, Brown Bird, Eye Witness, and Bella Birds!! Every one of these guys has done great things and continues to work hard. I'm really pumped to see Brown Bird. I've missed every opportunity over the years. Always heard good things about 'em.

The next show is the 26th @ Lucky Dog Music Hall 

Peyote Radio Theatre: A Tribute to the music of Jeff Buckley - Thanks to Derek Kerswill, Roger LaVallee, and Ron Mominee, we've put together a great set of songs reaching across his short but explosive and intensely influencial career. More information will come on this very soon! Keep an eye on my facebook page.

Another post is coming soon as well about the plans unfurling around my first ever studio album. So stay tuned, be excited with me, and get ready for great things to come!

Love and Sugary Sweetness,
--dam

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rob marcus

Earthquake/Tsunami Relief

I will be donating 10% of the proceeds for any CDs sold through www.robmarcus.com to the American Red Cross to help the victims of the Japan quake-tsunami disaster between now and April 15th. 

Kick Bricks

J Fest

Kick Bricks is back in rehearsals, in preparation for J Fest, on Saturday 5/14/11. No promises at this point, but we are hoping to rope a couple of our old cohorts and comrades, to come sit in with us for a part of the night. We are definitely planning to to throw a couple of new wrinkles out there, so save the date & come on out & help us celebrate what should be a memorable night!

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Petty Theft

BIG show in Santa Rosa THIS Saturday!

Hey folks,

We had a blast kicking off our series of shows with STUNG this weekend up in Sacramento at The Blue Lamp.  You folks in the Valley sure know how to have a good time and we look forward to coming back soon.

THIS Saturday, March 19th both bands return to The Last Day Saloon in Santa Rosa! This show is being presented by our friends at Local Music Vibe who will be there to party with us and spread the word on the local music scene.  Stung will get things kicked off at 9PM so get there early and enjoy the best of The Police followed by us performing all the best of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

RSVP to our Facebook event and SHARE with your friends!

 

****GET ADVANCE LAST DAY SALOON TICKETS****

 


Hey, we're on the radio!

Listen to Sonoma County's The KRSH Radio 95.9 this Friday, March 18th, between 8AM-9AM (Face The Music with Frank Hayhurst) to hear Dan and Django live on the airwaves.

 

 

More upcoming shows:

 

Check our website for more shows and details!

 

PT is available to party, CONTACT US to book the band for your private event.

Toba and Tambora

Napster (A Best Buy Company)

In case you dont have ITUNES and are looking for an easy link to download the album, look no further than Napster.

http://music.napster.com/artist.htm?id=13577874

I am trying to get some easy links set up on the website.

ryan

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Circle7

Circle7 In The Studio

Circle7 went into the studio on March 9th, 2011 to begin work on their first album under independent label GarageDog Records.

Currently there is no ETA as to when the CD will be ready for release but the band has stated that they look forward to a pre-summer to summer release.

It has been confirmed that the first single will See Me Falling, and should be released within the month.

Make sure to check the band's Myspace, Facebook, and this site for updates and information about requesting See Me Falling on 105.9 The X

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St. Pats @ Rolla

Shoutout to the Sigma Nu Fraternity in Rolla, MO for allowing us to come tear down the house and party with them.  Also props to RukaPuff and the Chalkboyz for doin their thing.

Rhema Soul

MERK YOU MONDAYS | Oh Oh

MERKYOU MONDAYS | Oh Oh

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JRATH Pics from New World Brewery in Ybor City, FL

JRATH in Tampa

Special Thanks to elawgrrl for posting these great photos from our last show in Tampa.

Check'em out at this link.

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DANCE TO TIPPERARY

SPECIAL EDITION of Return To Me is OUT NOW!!

You can order a copy on CD at backstreet-merch.com/ now and the album is also on we7 now and available to download at iTunes, Amazon, 7digital and all good digital retailers.

Get your copy NOW!!

 

Ben Sage

Gearing up for one or more new albums

Hello Friends and Fans,

It's been a cold, but productive winter here on the Benderosa, where I've been working diligently on a whole herd of new songs, many of which are in the Country and Americana genres, and a few of which are more alt-rock or folk-rock.

I'm also on the lookout for future bandmates in my area, starting with the drums and bass. The rhythm section is the foundation of a song, whether it's recorded or performed live, and I want to find muscians with the right chemistry. I love the sound that Robert Plant got on his last two albums and I think that percussion can do a lot more than keeping time and laying down the backbeat, although those are tremendously important, too.

I'll keep you posted on my progress. Meanwhile, I hope to see you at 8:00 pm, Monday, March 28, at the Double Door in Chicago. Just $5 gets you a rousing half-hour set with me plus four more acts. It's an Americana extravaganza. 

Till then, cheers,

Ben Sage 

 

 

 

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Melovine

SPRING BREAK 2011 – MUSIC UNITY FREEDOM FESTIVAL

We are headlining the Punk Star Stage, we go on at 8:00!

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Kate Furister

New Song

Hey guys. Just working on some new music!

rob marcus

iTunes

For all of you iTunes users, we have arrived...http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/rob-marcus/id425589624

Don't forget to rate it :-)

 

L'eclipse Nue

UPDATE: 3/13 show is canceled

Today's (3月13日) live show at バー大久保水族館 (Shinokubo Suizokkan) with Sete Star Sept is canceled because of the continuing emergency situation. Please stay safe.

For those of you in Tokyo, here is some information (in English) about how to protect yourself.

http://nip0.wordpress.com/english/

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Kate Furister

New New Song!

Ok so I know I already said I was working on a new song, but I just wrote a few more, so I think I am going to have to release a whole new album! Yeah! Woot Woot!

John Dignam

John to support the legendary Albert Lee

John will open for the incredible Albert Lee on 30th May at the Garage in Swansea!!!

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John Dignam

FREE DOWNLOAD

You can download a free track of 'Three Cliffs' if you sign up to John's mailing list at http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_5331715

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SLEEZE

SLEEZE Store - $7.00 T-Shirts!

Petty Thieves

New 2011 Petty Wear Just In!!!!

Just in! New Petty Thieves T-Shirts and Spagetti Tanks with the new Petty Thieves 2011 Tour Logo.

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Elliot Hughes And The Vision

Kingdom Advance Leadership Conference

Elliot Hughes and The Vision will be appearing at the Kingdom Advance Leadership Conference on Friday March 18th 2011 at 7pm at Parklawn Assembly of God 3725 N Sherman Blvd Milwaukee Wi. Come and join us for a night of Praise and Worship we look forward to seeing you there.

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L'eclipse Nue

"Varying Degrees of Discomfort CD" - Special Sale (3/10 ~ 3/24/2011)

The new CD, "Varying Degrees of Discomfort" is on sale for only $11.99 (marked down from $14.99)! This sale is for a limited time (3/10 ~ 3/24/2011), so be sure to pick up a copy soon at the store! :-)

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Petty Theft

THIS WEEKEND in Sacramento at The Blue Lamp with Stung - Next weekend at The Last Day Saloon!

Hey Refugees,

We had a great time in Belmont this past weekend playing to a wild crowd at St. James Gate. Thanks to all of you who came down to party with us!   

This Saturday, March 12th, we are in Sacramento at The Blue Lamp to kick off a series of shows with STUNG (a most excellent tribute to the Police)

On the following Saturday, March 19th, Stung joins us in Santa Rosa at The Last Day Saloon! We are really excited about headlining there so please spread the word and help us make this show a big success!

****GET ADVANCE TICKETS****

This show is being sponsored by Local Music Vibe

And for our grand finale on our mini tour with Stung, we will be in San Francisco for a special April fools day show on Friday, April 1st debuting at one of San Francisco's best music venues, Café Du Nord!


We look forward to seeing you at one of these great shows... and if inspired two…and if you are crazy like we are, come to all three!

See you all soon!

 

 

More upcoming shows:


 

Check our website for more shows and details!

 

PT is available to party, CONTACT US to book the band for your private event.


Melovine

New Shows Added

Added two new shows, Porretto Beach in Galveston and BFE in Houston, see the SHOW page for more details.

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King Mike V

WEB EXCLUSIVE VERSE!!! FOR KINGMIKEV.COM

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L'eclipse Nue

UPDATE: 3/13 live at Shinokubo Suizokkan バー大久保水族館

The OPEN/START time has changed to 18:00 for the 3/13/2011 show at Shinokubo Suizokkan バー大久保水族館.

Here is the line up, along with estimated start times:

Sete Star Sept - 18:00

L'eclipse Nue - 18:40

Orphan - 19:20

うしろ前さかさ族 - 20:00

Molester - 20:40

Dreams Come True - 21:20

O.G.D. - 22:00

 

Don't be late, or you will miss the great SETE STAR SEPT, who are opening the show!!

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David Ullman

Production Diary: An Old Fashioned Record in the Era of Downloads

"Wanna start… but where to begin?" That's the opening line to one of the songs on this new album. It's also how I feel about trying to blog about it.

Recently, I was watching Bruce Springsteen on VH1 Storeytellers, and he begins by saying "Talking about music is like talking about sex. Can you describe it? Are you supposed to?" 

I'm not one to argue with The Boss, but I'm going to try and say a few words about what Jack and I are aiming to do here. Whereas my first album was written and recorded in a vacuum and performed at gigs after the fact, all of the songs on this as-yet-untitled effort have been honed and developed on stage. Accordingly, the primary goal for this new record is to capture the energy and dynamics of my live performances with minimal accompaniment and put them out on vinyl.

That's right folks. In the new era of (disposable) digital downloads, we're making an old fashioned record--what Jack likes to call a "Billy Joel," meaning a nine-song-LP. 

Read more, see behind the scenes videos and find out which nine songs are going into production on our Facebook Page

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Leonard Koggins Trio

New Dates Added

Visit the shows page for new shows coming up in April & May.  Also go by the pics & updated bio to get familiar with Mr. Biff, a new addition to the LK3 Family! Check out the LK3 Facebook Fan Page & hit 'like' to stay up to date on news & show dates.

DANCE TO TIPPERARY

RETURN TO ME “LA EDIT and SINGLE VERSION” OUT NOW!

Return To Me “LA Edit and Single version”, the new single from DANCE TO TIPPERARY’s Return To Me “Special Edition Album” coming March 11th is now on we7 and available to download from iTunes, Amazon and all good digital retailers and an exclusive CD version is available at backstreet-merch.com Get your copy now!

 

 

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Tay Clemons

Tay Clemons New Single "FREE" feat. B-U Single NOW Available On Itunes!!!

Hey everyone, my new single "FREE" feat. B-U is NOW available on Itunes!!!

Get your download TODAY!!! 

Rate how you like it and also leave me a review on Itunes for others to see.

Let's make this song the #1 most downloaded song this week.

 

I am grateful for your support, Love you guys

- Tay

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Toba and Tambora

ITUNES Baby!

The EP is finally up on itunes. Go check it out, buy it, cherish it so we have incentive to make another one. Should be on other major music outlets soon (Napster, Zune, ...)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/come-back-home/id424659456?i=424659573&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Yeehaw!

ryan

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Kick Bricks

acoustic Elbo Room footage from 1.29.11

We have been given video of us doing our acoustic thing at Elbo Room. Check it out on our video page. This is straight bootleg stuff, but it definitely gives the flavor of the night! More to follow in the coming days!

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Kate Furister

Support

Hey guys, just want to say that I don't know everything you are going through, but I will be praying for everyone of you. I will be here to help suport even if I don't know you and if you feel like you ever need someone to talk to, just email me.

Dave Magario

A rare moment of sharing...

     I don't usually share words with the world until a song let's me know it's done. But I've been feeling like sharing a bit more recently. So, to quote one of my favorite speeches from a film, "without further gilding the lily," here are some lyrics...I will explain a bit after.

Gather in your children
There's beasts out in the land
Huddle in your kitchens
There's no time now, understand
Take up your arms
And fight to save what's left 
...Do what you can

They're starving for attention
These thirsty souls lay bared
Keeping watch the night through
These tired eyes still stare
Gather at the fire
And tend your wounds with care 
...Do what you can

Why do we aid the stranger at our side?
What is the thing that draws the good from inside?
I am no hero; no saintly soul
We act on instinct until the pieces again are whole

The best of men will wonder
While the worst claim to be blind
The last of us to falter
Is the first we stand behind
Stake your claim and hold
And shelter in the light 
...Do what you can

     Now then... That song is something I posted about on twitter the other day. Initially, I was inspired to write when a friend sent me a video of Townes Van Zandt singing a song of his called Tecumseh Valley. His sadness and his hopelessness sparked the process. Then, after researching a bit, I stepped away from his music and went back to listening to this audio-book version of a series I'm intensely into.

     The world inside the Wheel of Time books drew out these words. The imagery and the desperation that comes through in not just the main characters (of which there are many,) but the passers-by and the background characters...All searching for their path through a violent and trying time to be alive. 

     Imagine a world slowly falling into chaos, depravity, and darkness. Roving bands of criminals looting villages and burning everything else. Aberrations of chance causing people to die by the simplest accident and on the other hand, people surviving frighteningly implausible ones. Entire ghost towns appearing, then melting away into the land, dragging the living down with them, out of reality into nothingness. Add to that world giant half-man beasts that lust for blood and enjoy a good hunt rampaging...scary stuff. But there's always hope to be found in some brave soul; one person who will not stand for the atrocities befalling their friends, families, countrymen.

     That's what reaches to me from the story. Hope is always there to be taken up and held high like a banner or a torch in the darkness. ...So yes...that's where my thoughts went, when I started to write this song. I may add or change things. But I enjoy it as it is right now. The music that jumped out for it is... new for me in some fashion. A different style somehow. Maybe someone can sense it when I get to play it. 

     I have realized some very distinct voices in my writing. They're building a multi-sided figure I have yet to discover the shape of. On one side of this shape, I've been growing more into the mellow and introspective - these songs tend to become very folky, eerie, and somewhat ...ethereal. They are the songs that seem to be overlooked at performances - by the audience and even by me sometimes. Usually because I try to gauge the mood of the crowd and play off that - and these audiences' vibes tell me "play something happy." (That's a testament to the times we live in.)
     On another side, I've got this blues-driven, Tom Waitsian fervor that scratches and claws to be let out. There, I let some upbeat songs come through. When I pull out one of these the heads start turning at shows. I haven't reached anywhere near what I know I can do in this style. But it's coming through here and there. Tied into this bluesy thing comes some of the songs I've started writing for piano. I look to Ben Folds. And I listen to the Elton John & Leon Russell collaboration. There's a pounding, boiling, soulful energy in a lot of that music. I'm trying to find some of the energy I had when I first started writing on the keys. Here's a chorus I have for a piano piece I'm working on:

Where there is joy - I hope to be there
When I find strength - I hope to be fair
When I have the means - I'll right what I've done wrong
Where there is joy - I pray there is a song

     That's just a bit of the song, but the rest needs too much editing to share it now. Unfocused thoughts and images. ---- I realize this is getting to be a massive entry, but I'm ok with that. I started writing it...two hours ago, far as I can tell. I thought I would be done much sooner. But blogging can wait when there is conversation to be had. ---- Back to the previous train of thought... ...There is another side of my writing that is for other voices. I write knowing that I might never actually perform a song. It's meant for a different voice. Those take me to a more pop-sensible place. Straight-forward lyrics with the listener in mind, too. I've never actually had someone else perform one of these. Some day,...we'll see. 

     One last scrap of unedited lyric to close out the night. If you've read this far, you are wonderful. Here's a gold star right on your forehead:------------------>


There's anger in your words 
And fire, too
But your tone says more than sounds could
And it stabs right through
The careful denial
Beneath a hand-crafted smile
Your violence is done
your anger has won

I watched you close
Not close enough for you to see
You pulled away your mask 
And let yourself breath
Your skin had paled
But your eyes stayed sharp
I know you see the layers of shame and scars
Can you see the glow 
And the beauty, patient and pure?
I know you once believed 
What can I do to make you sure?


--dam

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Audible Mainframe

AMF in Vegas - March 11th - New York New York

AMF in Vegas - March 11th 2011

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Rhema Soul

BLOG | Silence

It's amazing how much noise we surround ourselves with. We have television, radio, phones, computers. We have so many different things competing for our attention on a daily basis. We have so many things keeping us from stillness, from silence. Is your phone constantly at your side? Do you check your email every 13 seconds? When is the last time you went without music while in your car? Sometimes we want so badly for God to speak, to give us direction. But what if He is speaking? What if we just can't hear Him through all our noise? Find some time today to unplug and just be.

Psalm 46;10 “Be still, and know that I am God.”

-Juan

 

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MERK YOU MONDAYS | We Gon' Make It

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Romance

Romance opening for Peter Murphy show in Seattle!

We're so honored to be playing with another one of our biggest idols Peter Murphy (ex-Bauhaus)! Definitely don't miss this show with one of the greatest pioneers of the post-punk goth sound.

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March 7, 2011 7:00 PM
Studio Seven
Door Price:$27
Adv. Tix:$22

All Ages, Bar with ID

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DANCE TO TIPPERARY

Return To Me - DANCE TO TIPPERARY - Official Video

The official music video for DANCE TO TIPPERARY's "Return To Me" LA Single Version from the album "RETURN TO ME" Special Edition.

Download Return To Me "LA edit and Single" version on iTunes

Purchase Return To Me "La Edit and Single Version" on CD at DANCE TO TIPPERARY online store 

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