Thursday, January 12, 2017

B°tong, Oldine, Tamagawa & more at Red Door Records

Monday, February 6th, 2017:
Maidenhead presents an experimental music showcase of local, regional, and international artists.
B°tong ( Basel, Switzerland), Oldine (Paris, France), Tamagawa (Etienne, France), Rat Babies (Athtens, Georgia) and local projects Grief Seed and Strange Ways at Red Door Records in Valdosta, GA.

Show starting at 6:00pm.
Bring a $5 donation for the touring acts.

B°TONG (from Basel) hostile soundscapes (Switzerland / Silken Tofu & Greytone)
Chris Sigdell is an experimental electronic musician. He developed a soft spot for early industrial textures and pioneering ambient soundscapes while cutting his teeth in cult industrial band NID (1995-2005). He builds an interesting body of work that moves in various directions at the same time. From dealings with ambient and isolationism on one hand and experimental music, ranging from the soft microsound end to the more engaging noise end, in a clever combination of idea
Since 2005 he has performed at more than 200 venues in Europe, Russia, Canada and the USA, and has appeared at various experimental and industrial festivals such as: Norberg Festivalen (S), Temple Of Silence (PL), PNEM (NL), Støy På Landet, Monsters Of Rot (IRL), Destroy All Artifacts (UK), Unser Industrie (DE), Ausklang (DE), Shift (CH), Lab30 (DE), Kildemose Festivalen (DK), Zeit Für Lärm (DE), Sinus Series (CH).
b°tong has released over 10 albums on labels like Drone Records (DE), Zoharum (PL), Attenuation Circuit (DE), Noecho Records (UK) and Gears Of Sand (USA). Nowadays he is signed to Greytone (“Hostile Environments” CD) and Silken Tofu (“Prostration Before Infinity” LP).
btongmusic.wix.com/btong

TAMAGAWA (from saint etienne) is a solo project influenced by krautrock, hyptonik blues and psychedelic musik.
He uses guitar and a delay-pedal.
Tours in Europe, USA, Canada...300 gigs to this day!
Lps, CDs and tapes on European and Brazilians labels
has released a split lp with cult RICHARD PINHAS from HELDON
(No Echo, Mayonnaise Records, Boom Boom Recorkz, Basses Fréquences...)
https://bassesfrequences.bandcamp.com/album/larbre-aux-f-es

OLDINE (from Paris) creates a melancholic atmosphere
interfered by feedback, resonances and distorsion.
https://oldine.bandcamp.com/

RAT BABIES (Athens GA, USA)
Two-piece doom / noise band:
https://ratbabies.bandcamp.com/

Grief Seed (Valdosta, GA)
Local ambient duo of Alan Sifuentes and Josh Zorn.

Strange Ways (Valdosta, GA)
Solo experimental / noise project of Jordan Ganas.

Friday, January 6, 2017

B-Lee, makes his official industry debut TODAY!!!!

Award winning artist, better known as 2016's Lyricist of the Year, B-Lee, makes his official industry debut TODAY!!!! The Album "YOTY" is officially released!! Available on itunes, Amazon, AppleMusic, GooglePlay, and or Tidal.

Get ready!! It's time to make a difference in the World one song and one city at a time... Lookout for and JOIN the YOTY Tour.. We are coming to a city near you!!!! 👑💪❤🏆🌍

To learn more, please email tiffany@tnecmedia.com and tnecmedia@gmail.com for tour placement opportunities.

Presented by: TNEC Media, Marketing and Consulting in collaboration with Bread Boy Entertainment. (ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2017)
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ELBOW RELEASE "ALL DISCO"

Following the release of their latest single “Magnificent (She Says),” Manchester’s elbow have released a brand new track titled “All Disco,” the second song to be revealed from their highly anticipated forthcoming studio album “Little Fictions” which drops worldwide on February 3rd. Listen “All Disco” here.

"All Disco" is recognized by all four members of something of a new musical departure for the band, drawing inspiration from the late 60’s psychedelia scene and the likes of the Velvet Underground and is propelled by Mark Potter’s heavily overdriven guitar. The title is borrowed from Pixies’ Frank Black, who described his wealth of music (both with his band and as a solo artist) to Guy in a radio interview some years ago to somewhat self-deprecatingly as "all disco." The phrase stuck with Guy as a perfect understated tag for a lyric addressed to new songwriters to "give nearly everything to their art but remember their art is not everything." Guy adds that it is ‘one of the few songs on the album that started theme first’, that remembered quote being brought back into his mind during the album’s recording process.

“Little Fictions” is released by Concord Records in North America on 3rd February 2017 on Gatefold Vinyl, CD and Digital Download. Those pre-ordering the album digitally will receive “Magnificent (She Says)” immediately. A special edition boxset of the album containing a bespoke book, CD LP and digital download of the album is also available in limited quantities exclusively on the elbow store.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

LONDON GRAMMAR RELEASE “ROOTING FOR YOU”

On New Years Day, British trio London Grammar released their spine-tingling new track and performance video for “Rooting For You.” “New Year, new music” the band simply stated on their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter from Australia where they had headlined on New Years Eve at the annual Falls Festival in Byron Bay.

“Rooting For You,” is the first piece of new music to come from the band since 2014 and is available worldwide now on all digital platforms. Their breathtaking new performance video — directed by BISON — is available via the bands website www.londongrammar.com and can also be viewed here.

London Grammar emerged in 2013 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, If You Wait, and quickly went on to becoming one of the most exciting international breakthrough acts of recent times. Winning a prestigious Ivor Novello Award for their hit single ‘Strong’ and being nominated for a BRIT Award, the trio have since sold-out multiple headlining tours worldwide and have performed on high profile US TV shows such as ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as well as the former NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman back in 2014.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Years Eve Events

Horse Creek Winery is having a party

The Salty Snapper will have The John Sutton Band and drink specials

Lucky's will have a $500 cash balloon drop

Flip Flops will have penny drinks

Ashley Street Station will have the Laney Strickland Trio

If you hear about any other events please email valdostashappening@gmail.com

Friday, December 23, 2016

Nine Inch Nails - NOT THE ACTUAL EVENTS EP OUT NOW

Late last year, Reznor declared, "New NIN coming in 2016.  Other stuff, too.”  The other stuff amounted to the scores for NASA's Juno short film, the climate change documentary “Before the Flood” (featuring the song “A Minute To Breathe”) and the about-to-be-released Peter Berg film “Patriots Day”.  Now just in time he makes good on the Nine Inch Nails side of things.
Not The Actual Events, the new 5 song EP finds Reznor and now official bandmate Atticus Ross taking an unexpected left turn from 2013’s Hesitation Marks and sounding unrecognizable from their current film work.
“It’s an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make” says Reznor.  “It’s an EP because that ended up being the proper length to tell that story.”
Not The Actual Events is self-released and is available now on all digital platforms. The NIN store is offering two formats:  180g 1-sided Vinyl, and a unique limited Digital + Physical Component version. Preorders of 180g vinyl will receive high resolution digital files instantly.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

MONSTER ENERGY WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE 2017 BAND LINEUP ANNOUNCED

SOUNDGARDEN, DEF LEPPARD AND A PERFECT CIRCLE
LEAD MUSIC LINEUP FOR FLORIDA'S BIGGEST ROCK EXPERIENCE
ALSO FEATURING PERFORMANCES FROM THE OFFSPRING, MASTODON,
CHEVELLE, SEETHER, PAPA ROACH AND MANY MORE
APRIL 29 & 30 AT METROPOLITAN PARK IN JACKSONVILLE, FL

DISCOUNTED EARLY BIRD TICKETS, AS WELL AS VIP AND HOTEL PACKAGES
ON SALE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6

The initial band lineup has been announced for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Jacksonville, Florida's scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River. Rock legends Soundgarden (Saturday headliner), Def Leppard (Sunday headliner), and A Perfect Circle lead the music lineup for Florida's biggest rock experience, which features over 40 bands on three stages, including a tremendous list of talent with The Offspring, Mastodon, Chevelle, Seether, Papa Roach and many more.

Check out the official Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville video announcement here: https://youtu.be/VA-bbpNty5s.

Specially priced tickets as well as hotel and VIP packages for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will be available starting Tuesday, December 6 at Noon EST at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com.

The current music lineup for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is as follows: Soundgarden, Def Leppard, A Perfect Circle, The Offspring, Mastodon, Chevelle, Seether, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Pierce The Veil, Coheed and Cambria, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Amon Amarth, Eagles of Death Metal, Highly Suspect, Dillinger Escape Plan, In Flames, Gojira, In This Moment, Motionless In White, All That Remains, Nothing More, Rival Sons, Beartooth, Every Time I Die, Attila, Starset, Dinosaur Pile-Up, I Prevail, Kyng, Crobot, Volumes, Sylar, Fire From the Gods, As Lions, Badflower, Goodbye June, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Cover Your Tracks, The Charm The Fury, and more to be announced.

Here are comments from some of the festival artists:

"Without a doubt we can't wait to throw down with our rock and metal fans at Welcome To Rockville fest! Ever since the beginning for us, we've seen how absolutely amazing and rabid you guys can get in Florida! You keep us on our toes; hell yes, we'll see you there!"
Pete Loeffler / Chevelle

"This is Vic from Pierce The Veil, and we can't wait to hit the stage and kick off the World's Loudest Month in Florida at Rockville festival! See you all at the show!"
Vic Fuentes / Pierce The Veil

"We're stoked to be kicking off the World's Loudest Month at Rockville with Alter Bridge. It's gonna be epic, so don't miss it!"
Myles Kennedy / Alter Bridge

"Welcome To Rockville has grown from a single day event into Florida's biggest rock festival experience of the year. The 2017 lineup is a celebration of all things rock, with legends like Soundgarden, Def Leppard, A Perfect Circle and The Offspring balanced with the best of what's current and hot in rock and metal culture. This is a greatest hits celebration for all ages," says founder and producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents.

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville kicks off the annual World's Loudest Month festival series and will also feature a variety of unique activations and secondary entertainment options including Jack Daniel's Whiskey Row, The Music Experience, FYE Fan Experience, Monster Energy Experience, along with incredible food and beverage offerings and other onsite experiences.

Specially priced tickets as well hotel and VIP packages will be available starting Tuesday, December 6 at Noon EST. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save. Discounted online hotel rates are also available through Curadora. Visit www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com for details.

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville flyer with band lineup
Initial ticket prices will be as follows:

  • Weekend General Admission: starting at $89.50 + fees
  • Weekend VIP: starting at $250.00 + fees
  • Single Day General Admission: starting at $70.00 + fees
  • Single Day VIP: $140.00 + fees

VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stages; seated area with shade for dining; private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate.

As in the past, General Admission ticket discounts will also be available for active military through Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville partner GovX (www.govx.com).

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is Florida's biggest rock experience. Tickets have sold out for the past three years, and there were over 50,000 in attendance at the 2015 and 2016 events.

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional 2017 sponsors include: Bud Light, Jack Daniel's, The Music Experience, Zippo, MetroPCS, and more to be announced.

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, LOUDER THAN LIFE, Northern Invasion, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, and more.

For more information on Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, visit:


About Danny Wimmer Presents:
Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. With 580,000 fans attending all DWP festivals in 2015, and 10 billion media impressions, DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, Chicago Open Air and Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, among others.
www.DannyWimmerPresents.com

About Southern Hospitality Concessions:
Southern Hospitality Concessions is a premier concession company that specializes in food and beverage service for outdoor music festivals. Incorporating a mix of localized cuisine and traditional selections, the SoHo experience is a unique blend of flavors. SoHo designs, fulfills and manages a custom concessions solution for each event. SoHo was founded on the principle that the unique experience of each outdoor event requires a distinct concession approach that is consistent with the vision of the event organizer. SoHo understands that at a live event, food and beverage is not just a service, it is part of the guest's overall experience.
www.SoHoConcessions.com

About Metropolitan Park:
Metropolitan Park offers a scenic, spacious site for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville that's just a few hours drive from cities including Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Savannah and Tallahassee, and is easily accessible by plane from around the country. Metropolitan Park is a premier 27-acre recreational facility along the beautiful St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Florida at 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.

About Monster Energy:
Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality.
www.monsterenergy.com | www.facebook.com/monsterenergy

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Contacts
Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/Ashton-Magnuson Media (Publicity)
kristine@am-media.net; (818) 996-2496

Clay Busch/Danny Wimmer Presents (Marketing & Sponsorship)
clay@dwpresents.com

BRIDGIT MENDLER SET TO JOIN POWERS ON NORTH AMERICAN 2017 CO-HEADLINING SPRING TOUR; TICKETS ON SALE NOW PUSHER REMIX OF “DO YOU MISS ME AT ALL” AVAILABLE TODAY

Following a string of sold out shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, 23-year-old American singer-songwriter Bridgit Mendler is slated to hit the road this Spring in 2017, joining bi-coastal alt-pop duo POWERS (Crista Ru and Mike Del Rio) as co-headliners on the NYLON Music Tour.

Bridgit and POWERS took to social media earlier this week to share the exciting tour announcement in a fun video message (check it out HERE). Crisscrossing the U.S. and Canada, the thirteen-stop NYLON Music Tour kicks off March 20, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, just after Bridgit’s scheduled appearance at SXSW in Austin, TX. The tour will make stops in New York City, Washington DC, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Seattle and more before wrapping up April 7, 2017 in San Francisco. For a full list of tour dates and ticket information, be sure to go to: www.bridgitmendler.me

Also announced today, a brand new remix of Bridgit’s critically acclaimed single, “Do You Miss Me At All” from Toronto-based Musician/Producer/DJ Pusher. The remix elevates the sultry, R&B-influenced vibes of Bridgit’s original, taking it to a whole other, more dance-floor ready place. The Pusher Remix of “Do You Miss Me At All” is available to download and stream today via Black Box. Give it a listen here.

Last month, Bridgit unveiled the smoldering video for “Do You Miss Me At All” on Pigeon & Planes, who labeled the song a “simmering breakup track.” Watch and share the video here . The second track lifted off Bridgit Mendler’s “NEMESIS” EP, “Do You Miss Me At All” served as the follow-up to her much buzzed-about lead single, “Atlantis,” which went on to reach #2 on Spotify’s Viral Chart and #1 on HypeMachine, garnering more than seven million combined streams and receiving international critical acclaim. The “Nemesis” EP was recorded in Los Angeles and features a stunning collection of heartfelt alt-pop, R&B gems, all co-written by Mendler herself, alongside Book & Bastian, who also served as producers on the EP.

Described by Noisey as a “crossroads between Imogen Heap and early Purity Ring”, Bridgit has evolved from her pop-oriented origins and discovered her true sound. With influences from the likes of Lauryn Hill, her effortless combination of silky pop verses with edgy soul and R&B-tinged choruses create beautiful harmonies and show off her impressive vocal range. A snapshot of a tumultuous time in Bridgit's life, her “Nemesis” EP is a collection of four self-assured and bittersweet relationship songs that entwine intelligent pop, soul and R&B, all dusted with a fresh, modern-sounding electronic sheen.

ERIK HASSLE DROPS NEW SINGLE “MISSING YOU” TODAY “INNOCENCE LOST” ALBUM OUT JANUARY 27, 2017

Swedish soul-pop sensation Erik Hassle has released his first official single “Missing You” since announcing the January 27th, 2017 release of his forthcoming full-length LP “Innocence Lost” (Record Company TEN/RCA Records).

“Missing You” is out today and was produced by Grammy nominated John Hill (Jay-z, MIA, Charli XCX, Florence and the Machine) in Los Angeles. With its lush production, lithe guitar, and warm embrace, Erik weaves together a poignant and palpable tale of loss that’s as hypnotic as it is heartbreaking. “It comes from a real story of losing somebody way too early,” he explains. “I sang it one-and- a-half times, because I broke down on the second take. The lyrics speak for themselves.” Listen to the album version of "Missing You" here.

In addition to the album version, Erik had his friend songwriter/producer Jerker “Olov” Hansson (Terror JR, Panic At The Disco, Icona Pop) create a special remix titled the “ Olov Remix” that is being released alongside the original album version. Both versions are available now on all digital platforms and the album version is the latest track to be made available as part of an “ Innocence Lost” album pre-order.

“Innocence Lost” features special vocal guests Tinashe and Vic Mensa, plus various A-list producers including Eshraque “iSHi” Mughal (Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sandé),TV on The Radio’s Dave Sitek, with additional production from SOHN (Banks, Lana Del Rey), Oskar “Sikow” Engstroem (Giorgio Moroder, Kate Boy), John Hill (AlunaGeorge, Elle King), Billboard (Britney Spears, Robyn), Gorgon City and Al Shux (Alicia Keys, Elliphant).

The result, Hassle delivers honest pure and powerful pop music that instantly connects with the listener. “I hope people can feel these songs were made in the moment when everything was the most acute and real,” he leaves off. “This is really me. I hope that comes through and it can mean something to someone else.”

Monday, December 12, 2016

ERIK HASSLE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 
INNOCENCE LOST ON JANUARY 27TH

Swedish soul-pop favorite artist, Erik Hassle is BACK and ready for big things in 2017, starting with the release of a brand new forthcoming album, INNOCENCE LOST, due January 27th 2017 via Record Company Ten/RCA Records.

The 12-track album is available for PRE-ORDER now and features five fan favorite tracks that are available immediately as instant grat tracks: “ No Words ,” “ Pathetic,” “ Talk About It ” (feat. Vic Mensa), “ If Your Man Only Knew ” and the title track, “ Innocence Lost” featuring fellow RCA recording artist Tinashe.

Recorded predominantly in Los Angeles, INNOCENCE LOST was co-written by Erik Hassle and executively produced by Daniel Ledinsky (Shakira, Rihanna, Tove Lo). Other special collaborators on the record include Eshraque “iSHi” Mughal (Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sandé) and TV on The Radio’s Dave Sitek, with additional production from SOHN (Banks, Lana Del Rey), Oskar “Sikow” Engstroem (Giorgio Moroder, Kate Boy), John Hill (AlunaGeorge, Elle King), Billboard (Britney Spears, Robyn), Gorgon City and Al Shux (Alicia Keys, Elliphant).

“As funny as it is to say, this feels like a debut album,” Hassle admits. “It’s all of these short stories of my first meeting with Los Angeles. Stockholm is pretty small comparatively. Most of the songs were written quickly, because I was just so in the zone. It was therapeutic and emotional.”

Elsewhere on the album, his seductive vocal interplay with Tinashe immediately transfixes throughout the title track, while Vic Mensa delivers a stunning cameo on “ Talk About It.” Produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek (Santigold, Wale, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs), “Silver & Gold” struts between a funky bass line, nineties-style harmony, and a heavenly plea. “Most of this album was written when I was between relationships,” he goes on. “One relationship had ended, and the next one began, so there were all of these crazy feelings I tried to capture.”

In the end, Hassle honestly delivers pure and powerful pop music that instantly connects. “I hope people can feel these songs were made in the moment when everything was the most acute and real,” he leaves off. “This is really me. I hope that comes through and it can mean something to someone else.”

With a voice steeped in simmering sultry soul, a funked-up sense of international swagger, and unbridled lyrical honesty, Erik Hassle immediately makes an impression. Case-in-point, 2015’s “No Words” made a pretty significant impression on Taylor Swift, who added the song to her “Favorite Summer Tunes” playlist last year. As the first single released following 2014’s critically acclaimed Somebody’s Party EP, “ No Words” went on to become a certified viral smash, reaching the Top 10 of the Global and U.S. Spotify Viral Chart and achieving Gold certification in both Sweden and Denmark.

As the follow-up “ If Your Man Only Knew” carried this buzz a year later, he garnered praise from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, Spin, and many more. Along the way, he supported Tove Lo on a high-profile North American tour. Now, “Innocence Lost” introduces every facet of this dynamic and diverse vocal dynamo.