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Kate Furister

New Song

Hey guys. Just working on some new music!

rob marcus


For all of you iTunes users, we have arrived...

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.

Varying Degrees of Discomfort [CD]

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!!!

Down to earth...

John Dignam


You can download a free track of 'Three Cliffs' if you sign up to John's mailing list at

Down to earth...


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.


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.


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! :-)

Varying Degrees of Discomfort [CD]

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!


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.


New Shows Added

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

Learning To Lose

King Mike V


King Mike V


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!!

Varying Degrees of Discomfort [CD]

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

Dog Days
Deja Vu
Light The Dark

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.



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 Get your copy now!



       (LA RADIO EDIT)
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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

Free - Single

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!

Insignificant Others

Kate Furister


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?


Live at The Q
demo for the solo listener
Snake Oil EP

Audible Mainframe

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

AMF in Vegas - March 11th 2011

War To Be One

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.”



Dope Beats & Good News
Worn Soles

Rhema Soul



Dope Beats & Good News
Worn Soles


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.

Get Tickets here: t/servlet/onlineSale?action=selectPerformance&performance_id=1422453

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

All Ages, Bar with ID



The Divide
When Things Are Better


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 

Kate Furister

Last Fm

For anyone who has not yet visited my Last Fm page, all of my recorded music is up there, as well as pics! Check it out!

Kate Furister

New Song

I am working on a new song called Worth Every Moment. Hope I get it out soon, cause I think that if you liked some of my past pieces, you will like this one even more!

Kate Furister

Looking For Something To Write About

Hey guys! If anyone has any ideas for a song I could write, let me know!

Loran Marshall

Fan comment

I am a facebook fan and have been a strong supporter of various independant artists on isound, FB, myspace, etc. for several years...I just wanted to drop a quick line to say that Loran's story is truly inspirational :)  Kudos on the website, and thanks for sharing the music :)  While I am a fan of various types of music, from classical to country to metal, I find that it is the stories behind the artists that make the music something to believe in...Good luck in all future endeavors :)



Drinkin' for My Thinkin'
Electrifying Hot Hits
Riding My Hog
Anniversary Album
You're Safe With God

The Despoilers

Stop Press: 19th March Venue Change!

There has been a bit of a mix-up with the Yorkshire Rose gig planned for 19th March. The gig is now cancelled and the band is re-booked to play "The Three Horse Shoes" Headingley instead.

We just love this venue and you should expect another night of crazy dancing, alcohol abuse and general bad behavior (Yes thats the band we are talking about).

If ya can make it we are on from 9:00pm, free entry and we would love to see ya.

The Despoilers 

Goat Leaf

...drowning in your sea of green.

The Goat Leaf compact disc - Colorscene - is now in existence in three dimensional reality. Feed your ears. Nine tracks of no brainer high volume un-polluted working class Rock 'n' Roll. No scene, no leaders...just sonic colouration.

A Lack Of Oxygen - Tales of crashing satellites

Dave Magario

Grab life by it's thorny bits...

     For me, big decisions have never come easily or been made lightly. I've spent the last year or so slowly rolling an idea around in my head to see it from different angles, in different moods. The idea? A BIG change. A big move. Of course the first red flags are always "Wait, why?" or "You can't leave everything behind!" and "What about everyone you know here?" But those thoughts all stem from fear of the unknown. And let's face it, we've got the internet. No two people are REALLY ever out of touch when there are two computers or cell phones between them. So, putting that train of thought aside, the thought becomes more enticing and easier to approach.

     Where to? There are so many places to see. The traveling/touring I did last year was a drop in the bucket. I got these wallet-sized snapshots of experiences and people and places every day for two weeks. I've never done much traveling, so I'd say it's about time I packed up what I need and found somewhere else to be. I've got family making a big move to Austin later this year. I may follow that transition and hang out there for a while. But that won't be a permanent thing. 

     There's New York and Los Angeles. And there's New Orleans or Montreal. Seattle or San Diego. Two very different Portlands on either side of the nation. Then there's the rest of the whole wild world! Good lord. What have I been waiting for, right? Maturity. General sensibility. Money. A conscious grasp of what I'm about on this green rock spiraling around an average star. Or maybe that's all crap and I've just been too damn scared to step up and grab my life by it's thorny bits and take the chances I've been side-stepping for most of a decade. 

     I've talked to several people about this. I've gotten the same response from them all. "That sounds like a great idea!" But, before I go anywhere, I plan to play some great show. See some even better shows. And spend time collecting the good memories I've forgotten about this place and the people I love. I do not want to leave home with a barrel of only sadness and regret. That will come along. It's unavoidable. But It doesn't have to be everything I remember and feel for Massachusetts. 

     Tonight I'm playing a last minute set in Worcester. I don't expect to see many familiar faces there because of the timing. Still, I'm excited to have a chance to play more than a half hour. I'll have an hour or more to work in. That's where I thrive. The long form show is my friend. Room to improvise and let the songs shake off some of their dust. It's been a long time since I've played some of those I have in mind. The lyrics have been buzzing in my head all day as if they were someone else's. I caught myself asking my memory, "who's song is that?" then I probably blushed as I realized, "Oh...stupid. That's yours." 

    I think that's a testament to how I write. I write songs that I like!! Perhaps no one else will get the lyrics or the music, but I write for myself as much as I do for people that enjoy what I create. So maybe it's a little self-serving. Don't I have to be happy with what I write, though? Of course. 

.....This went on a bit longer than I expected it would. I'll have to come back to this and write another time. Maybe after the show if there's energy left for that. Until next time, all five of my readers, I bid you bonne nuit and a happy but mentally challenging weekend. 


Live at The Q
demo for the solo listener
Snake Oil EP

Echoes de Luxe


The last piece of gear to complete our portable lighting rig has arrived. 

We'll post some short videos to show it off very soon.

Hold On EP


Fun Friday - The First Rule Of Fight Club

Fun Friday – The First Rule Of Fight Club


I cut my finger on some tin foil today. Clearly the world is definitely getting more dangerous by the minute. Never mind the global insurrection against banker occupation (as Max Keiser would say), making a bacon sandwich can be hazardous for more than just your cholesterol.


Anyway, it so happens that I caught a re-run of Fight Club the other night. An eminently quotable film, my personal favourites, given that it is some twelve or so years old were:


Brad Pitt - “Think of everything we’ve accomplished man. Out these windows we will view the collapse of financial history. One step closer to economic equilibrium.”




Ed Norton - “Trust me, everything’s gonna be fine. You met me at a very strange time in my life.”


That these lines lingered in my mind will not be entirely surprising to anyone that has read my last few blog posts. When a creative oik gets struck down with a little writer’s block there are a variety of things they can do to try and get past it. They can plough on through, creating almost for the sake of it, just to do the work, even if it comes to pass that what they create is deemed unworthy. They can sit it out and wait for inspiration to strike or they can go and do something else entirely.


For the last few months, I’ve done the latter. As ridiculous as it sounds, if I am not making music (and regardless of whether anyone else on earth thinks that’s a good thing or not), in my own head I effectively cease to exist. It’s a good job I don’t get melodramatic about it ;) Reading up on all the fundamentals of how the great economic crisis came to pass has at least occupied my mind whilst the blonde bombshell has sat and looked at me accusingly, wondering why I have neglected her of late. It’s not you, it’s me I tell her. Ahem.


And what have I learned? Well, in short, the whole system we’re in is based on a fundamental fraud. Though by nature I am a sentimental old fool, every once in a while I like to try and make sense of things with nothing but cold, hard logic to light my way. The conclusions you can come to are, quite frankly, horrifying, even if it’s a purely intellectual exercise. Watching so-called alternative news channels like Al Jazeera or Russia Today and comparing them to the BBC, Sky News or good ol’ Channel 4 is really quite enlightening. Those occasional astute questions about why we’re so bothered about the humanitarian disaster in Libya, when we’ve all but forgotten about Somalia and the Sudan et al, are clearly burdensome for the ever-revolving cast of politicians who consistently fail to answer the question. Still, we support all claims for democracy don’t we? I mean, at the very least it means we’ll be able to sell them more stuff right? No, not military hardware, don’t be silly, why would we ever do that? Oh, I see. You almost had me going there.


Where we are, it literally defies logic. I think I’d better try and get over this writer’s block double quick, maybe learning the piano will help? Otherwise I’ll see you in the basement. I’ll be the one with the plaster over the tin foil cut.


Say it with me, the first rule of Fight Club…..




A New Transmission
So Much For Country

Rhema Soul

BLOG | Committed to the Cause

Hillsong UNITED - Hosanna ft. Brooke Ligertwood

Last night I was challenged by this song. There’s a line in the song, that says, ‘Break my heart for what breaks yours.’ and I thought to myself, how often do I feel as if my heart breaks for the loss. I remember when I first gave my life to the Lord, my zeal and commitment to the cause was un fleeting. My spirit was consumed with this overwhelming passion for everyone to feel this joy that had overtaken me. I wanted everyone to know of this God who had taken a broken, depressed, and wounded young girl and pieced her back together as if I had never fallen. As the years have gone by, I’ve gotten consumed with “life.” The past few months I’ve been asking for a fresh desire; a fresh anointing. My skill and talent will only take me but so far. Then comes God. The one who gave me these desires, these dreams. I want to see people in need of hope and react with such an urgency to offer them this salvation. I want to forever be committed to the cause of the kingdom.

- Butta


Dope Beats & Good News
Worn Soles

rob marcus

The EP has arrived!

I am so excited to announce that several boxes arrived at my door today containing 1000 copies of the Rob Marcus EP.  The imagery turned out beautiful and truly ecapsulates the inspiration I found while on my travels throughout S.E. Asia. 

The EP is available on the music section of this page.  When you order a physical CD from my site, it includes a free digital download in the format of your choosing.

I hope you enjoy the music and please, spread the word.

King Mike V

King Mike V & Melk $$$$ LIVE IN LONG BEACH, CA......THIS WEDNESDAY!!!!

Next Flight To Heaven

What we've been working on...

Its been a while since we updated the website and many may be wondering why right?

Well Next Flight To Heaven has extensively been working on some great stuff that is some of the best songs of worship to Our God that we have seen in a while. But we decided to let you our great Fans to see what we have been working on. Below is a link that will take you to just a few of the song titles that we are currently working to produce and have out enjoy. God Bless All of you


Thank-You for graciously helping Next Flight To Heaven reach more people for Our Saviour.

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