Saturday, October 22, 2016


Off the heels of their hot track collaboration “ Weekend” with Chicago duo Louis The Child – boasting a Coachella live performance, Top 10 iTunes Dance chart look and 4.5 Million streams in the US alone – international award-winning Swedish duo Icona Pop re-emerge with a brand new track, “ Brightside.” True to its name, the track features breezy production, carefree vocals, and an irresistible chorus that you’ll be singing in your head until next summer.

“ Brightside” is out worldwide today on Record Company TEN/Big Beat/Atlantic Records – download/stream here - and was produced by “ Someone Who Can Dance” collaborator Jarrad Rodgers (aka artist MSTR Rogers) and Freddy Kennett (of Louis The Child).

Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt first became household names as Icona Pop since they hit the scene in 2012 with their triple platinum hit single, “ I Love It ft. Charli XCX . ” Since the release of their debut album “This Is… Icona Pop” in 2013 via Record Company TEN/Big Beat/Atlantic Records, the duo have been featured in the hit HBO series GIRLS, and have performed live on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman, and America’s Got Talent. They currently boast over 10 million singles sold and over 400 million streams worldwide.

The duo has also been a part of sold-out tours worldwide, including stints supporting Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and One Direction. MAKE UP FOR EVER has also joined forces with Icona Pop for an artistic collaboration, on their ‘Artist Rouge’ lipstick line. This Fall, the duo will appear as Troll characters in the new Dreamworks Animation feature (in theaters November 4), which also stars Ana Kendrick, James Corden and Justin Timberlake (Icona Pop also appear in the first listen video for the lead single from the soundtrack, Justin Timberlake’s “ Can’t Stop The Feeling”).

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Remerton - On the Rocks

Heath Cox owns three bars in Remerton: Bluewater Bar, Milltown Groove and Flip Flops. This new show will be about Heath's encounters between at the bars.

Mark Mongell, a VSU Alumni, will help produce the show.

If you want to audition for the show go to  Bluewater at 1905 Baytree Road Thursday through Saturday between 12-4 pm and 4:30-8 pm daily.

The auditions are open to anyone 18-35 years old.

Check out Desiree Carver's news article.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Cracker @ Ashley Street Station 10/7/2016

Renowned rock band Cracker will be performing a local  Valdosta show at 10pm on Fri. Oct 7th at Ashley Street Station.
Cracker has been described as a lot of things over the years: alt-rock, Americana, insurgent-country, and have even had the terms punk and classic-rock thrown at them. But more than anything Cracker are survivors. Cofounders David Lowery (also from Camper Van Beethoven) and Johnny Hickman have been at it for a quarter of a century – amassing 10 studio albums (including their most recent acclaimed double LP Berkeley To Bakersfield), multiple gold records, thousands of live performances, hit songs that are still in current radio rotation around the globe ("Low," "Euro-Trash Girl,”  "Get Off This," “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out With Me” to name a few), and a worldwide fan base - that despite the major sea-changes within the music industry - continues to grow each year.

“Brian Wilson may have invented the rock & roll ideal of California, but David Lowery is doing more than his share to chronicle the way life is lived in his adopted home state in the 21st century. 'Berkeley to Bakersfield' is one of Cracker's most ambitious and satisfying sets in quite some time, as good as anything they've given us since 'Kerosene Hat' in 1993.” - ALL MUSIC

“Cracker are still getting it done more than 20 years on.” - SPIN

“The Bible of current Americana. Surpasses 'Kerosene Hat' and 'The Golden Age'… this double disc is their best work.” - EL PAÍS

Monday, September 19, 2016


Today, American artist Alexandra Savior debuted her first ever official music video, accompanying her sensational latest release “ M.T.M.E.” An artist in every sense of the word, the talented Ms.Savior also directed the video, which premiered today worldwide. "We made the video in a steamy studio apartment in east Los Angeles. I started off a little over ambitious, but in the end a good set of tricks were able to spark and we got 3 minutes of something." The 21-year-old Portland, OR born solo artist explains of making the video. Watch “M.T.M.E.” here.

M.T.M.E.” (which premiered on Huw Stephen’s BBC Radio 1 show) is the impressive follow-up track to her critically acclaimed debut “Shades” which quickly put Alexandra on the musical map earlier this year. With her unique sound and impeccable style, Alexandra has already caught the attention of several creative forces including T. Bone Burnett who placed her song, “Risk,” in the most recent season of HBO’s cult series, “True Detective.” She has also been busy working in the studio with Alex Turner and James Ford (Florence & The Machine, Haim, Foals) who collaborated with her on her latest releases. “M.T.M.E.” and “Shades” are available on Apple Music/iTunes and Spotify via Columbia Records.

After playing shows in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco, Alexandra has sold out her first ever London show in one day. The show will take place at the Courtyard Theatre on September 29th and she will also play the Reeperbahn Festival in Germany.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Painting the Town!

Painting the Town!
By (Sementha Mathews)
On Sep 13, 2016 02:10 pm
Selected local artists and artist teams will be busy Saturday, Sept. 17, painting the town for the city’s first Dumpster Art public art project. This project, which is a collaboration between the City of Valdosta, Valdosta Main Street and the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, will transform the otherwise unsightly downtown dumpsters into public pieces of art, beginning at 8 a.m., in four different downtown locations.

The public is invited to watch the dumpster transformation at the following sites:

Site 1: Dumpster/Compactor McKey Street Parking Lot.
About the Artist: Taylor Brooks, a communications major at Georgia Military College, watched a YouTube video on spray paint art in November 2015 and decided to try it for himself. A fun activity turned into a new passion, and he now creates and sells all types of spray paint art (view his work at  His dumpster design will bring to life a beautiful space-scape of the earth, moon and stars that hangs above Valdosta.

Site 2: Valdosta City Hall Parking Lot.
About the Artist: Sarah Lowe, who works in the Neighborhood Development Division at the City of Valdosta, has been an artist as far back as she can remember. Since moving to Valdosta from Thomasville last year, she has taken steps to get involved with the city’s art culture. Sarah plans to paint a light, fresh floral piece on her dumpster using Azaleas—a flower which Valdosta is known for—as inspiration.

Site 3: Valdosta City Hall Annex Parking Lot.
About the Artist: Lanell Shen is a transplant from Jacksonville, Florida, who moved with her family to Valdosta in June 2016. She said she quickly fell in love with Valdosta and plans to paint a wide-ranging landscape that showcases the unique features of the city—from football to farmers markets, country clubs to churches, the hospital and university to the military community.    

Site 4: Turner Center for the Arts Parking Lot.
About the Artists: The Arts Guild of Valdosta State University is a student-funded organization that promotes collaboration and networking through art forms. Its Dumpster Art piece will personify the trees, fruits, and flowers that are iconic to Valdosta and its 30-year tradition as Tree City USA. Several members of The Arts Guild will participate in the project, led by President Lamar Benefield, Vice President Jenu Thomas-Richardson, and Secretary/Treasurer Hunter Pope.

A fifth dumpster will be painted during the week of Sept. 19-23 by Dewar Elementary School's Art Exploration program. The youth's version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night with a Valdosta twist will be placed in the downtown area for all to enjoy by the end of September.

Artistic work will be accomplished onsite Saturday, Sept. 17, through 5 p.m. The public is invited to view the art being created, interact with the artists and enjoy the event in beautiful downtown. The Dumpster Art will be displayed for a full year, providing beautiful visuals for downtown visitors and significant exposure for the artists.

Paints and supplies were generously provided by Whitehead Industrial Company, also located in downtown Valdosta. Dumpsters were steam cleaned by the Valdosta Public Works Department and will receive a coat of primer and base paint by the Valdosta Youth Council members prior to the start of artists’ work.

Interested individuals are encouraged to attend the event, or contact Valdosta Main Street at 229-259-3577 or the Turner Center for the Arts at 229-247-2787 for more details.


The first of new music to come from the band in just over a year -- since the release of their incredible debut album “Communion” (Interscope) -- “Meteorite” is an out and out incandescent slice of brilliant pop music, written intently for the Bridget Jones’s Baby original soundtrack. “We wanted to make something unashamedly disco and upbeat” says frontman Olly Alexander. “Meteorite” is available now on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and in-stores worldwide.

Sunday, September 11, 2016


Portland-born, Los Angeles based artist Alexandra Savior has revealed her brand new track titled “M.T.M.E,” which is available worldwide today on all digital platforms.

Written by 21-year-old Alexandra and British rock front-man Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys/Last Shadow Puppets), “M.T.M.E” was co-produced by James Ford (Haim/Florence and the Machine) and Turner, and serves as an impressive follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut “ Shades” (Columbia Records).

Alexandra’s unique sound and style first caught the attention of several creative forces including T. Bone Burnett who placed her song, "Risk," in the most recent season of HBO’s cult series, “True Detective.” In addition to this Alexandra also co-wrote the most recent Last Shadow Puppets’ single, "Miracle Aligner" along with the erstwhile Arctic Monkey, Alex Turner. An artist in every sense of the word, not only does Ms. Savior write music and perform live, she also paints her own artwork and writes, directs and edits her own music videos.

After playing shows in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, Alexandra is set to perform at London’s Courtyard Theatre on September 29, as well as at the Reeperbahn Festival in Germany.
“M.T.M.E” received its radio debut last night with BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and is available on Apple Music and Spotify from today.


Critically acclaimed, Grammy®-nominated multi-platinum artist Tove Lo releases “Influence” featuring Wiz Khalifa today off of LADY WOOD, her long-awaited second album, arriving October 28th via Island Records. Album pre-order link HERE. “Influence” builds on the momentum of “cool girl,” released earlier this summer as the first single from LADY WOOD. “cool girl” immediately reached more than 14 million streams on Spotify in less than two weeks out, and vaulted to the Top 20 on the Global Chart.

“Influence” and “cool girl” comprise the first new music to drop from Tove Lo as she opens her fall tour as direct support for Maroon 5, their only U.S. dates of 2016. The tour, which began September 3rd at AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX, will end at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA, on October 16th. Dates originally scheduled from September 21st through October 1st (in Albany, Montreal, Quebec, Buffalo, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Milwau­kee) have been rescheduled to next February-March due to the upcoming birth of Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine’s first child. Tove Lo will not be appearing on those rescheduled dates.

LADY WOOD is the long-awaited successor to Tove Lo’s landmark debut album of 2014, the RIAA platinum Queen Of The Clouds. The album included “Habits (Stay High),” the career-defining 5x-platinum global #1 hit that intro­duced her to U.S. audiences, and has surpassed 1 billion Spotify streams; and the double-platinum follow-up, “Talking Body” (#3 on Billboard Pop Airplay, #12 on the Hot 100). In addition to “Close,” Tove Lo has also been the featured artist on tracks by fellow Island artist Coldplay (“Fun”), Years & Years (“Desire”), Broods (“Freak Of Nature”), Flume (“Say It”), and Alesso (“Heroes”).

Two weeks ago marked the worldwide premiere of the video for “cool girl,” which already garnered over 10 million views. The “Gone Girl” inspired clip was shot on location in Los Angeles by Swedish director Tim Erem (credits: Tove Lo’s “Moments”; Nick Jonas’ “Close” featuring Tove Lo; Rihanna’s “Work” featuring Drake; Major Lazer’s "Lean On" with DJ Snake featuring MØ; and more). “cool girl” is the lead video of a larger short film project for Fairy Dust, “chapter one” of LADY WOOD set to be released later this year. Watch “cool girl” HERE.

Tove recently returned to NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for her debut performance of “cool girl”. Watch the performance HERE.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Bob Moses

Bob Moses has announced a new North American headlining tour. Fresh off the summer festival circuit, with performances at Coachella, Governors Ball, Glastonbury and Lollapalooza, the duo prepare to take their unique live show across 22 cities including prestigious venues such as New York City's Terminal 5. Watch Bob Moses’ tour trailer here.

On top of their impressively full touring schedule, they recently performed their single “Tearing Me Up” on The Ellen Degeneres Show as well as released their debut Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1.

Ticket pre-sales start on August 16th at 10:00am local time and will be followed by general sale August 19th.

Bob Moses is also offering a special VIP package, which includes one general admission ticket, VIP early entry into the venue, 2xLP and digital copy of the expanded edition “Days Gone By (Never Enough)”, limited print poster signed by Bob Moses and a commemorative VIP laminate.

“Days Gone By (Never Enough Edition)”, the 2016 edition of their debut album, is out this Friday, August 19th. The album comes with two vinyl bonus tracks, an acoustic version of “Before I Fall”, 3 live album track versions and a selection of remixes from some of dance music’s biggest names, including A-Trak, Joris Voorn, RAC and Tale Of Us.

09/29 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
09/30 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
10/06 - Dallas, TX – Trees
10/07 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
10/12 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café
10/13 - Chicago. IL - Concord Music Hall
10/14 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
10/15 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
10/16 - Montreal, QC - L’Astral
10/19 - Providence, RI - Fete Ballroom
10/20 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
10/21 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10/22 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
10/23 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
10/26 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West 
10/27 - Orlando, FL - The Social 
10/28 - Miami, FL - Olympia Theater
11/02 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
11/03 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
11/05 - San Francisco, CA - Fox Theater

For tickets and more information, go to:

Days Gone By: Never Enough Tracklist
1. Like It Or Not
2. Talk
3. Before I Fall
4. Too Much Is Never Enough
5. Tearing Me Up
6. Keeping Me Alive
7. Nothing At All
8. Days Gone By
9. Writing On The Wall
10. Touch & Go
11. She Don’t Mind (Vinyl Bonus Track)
12. Here We Are (Vinyl Bonus Track)
13. Before I Fall (Acoustic)
14. Like It or Not (Joris Voorn Remix)
15. Tearing Me Up (A-Trak Remix)
16. Tearing Me Up (RAC Mix)
17. Tearing Me Up (Tale of Us Remix)
18. Tearing Me Up (Live)
19. Before I Fall (Live)
20. Nothing At All (Live)


The highly celebrated prog-metal outfit is releasing their new full-length album, Transcendence, on September 9th and will be going out on a North American tour alongside Between The Buried and Me in support of the record. See below for a full list of tour dates and reach out if you would like to schedule a time slot to speak with Devin!

North American Headlining Tour w/Between The Buried & Me + Fallujah

Sep 2nd – Level Night Club (Kelowna, BC)*
Sep 3rd  - SAIT (Calgary, AB)*
Sep 4th – Starlite Room (Edmonton, AB)*
Sep 6th – Pyramid Cabaret (Winnipeg, MB)*
Sep 7th – Mill City Nights (Minneapolis, MN)*
Sep 9th – Marathon Music Works (Nashville, TN)
Sep 10th – Prog Power Fest (Atlanta, GA)#
Sep 11th – The Plaza Live (Orlando, FL)
Sep 12th – Amos’ Southend (Charlotte, NC)
Sep 13th – The Fillmore Silver Spring (Silver Spring, MD)
Sep 15th – Theatre Of Living Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
Sep 16th – PlayStation Theatre (New York, NY)
Sep 17th – The Palladium (Worcester, MA)
Sep 18th – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre (Montreal, QC)
Sep 19th – The Danforth Music Hall (Toronto, ON)
Sep 21st – Newport Music Hall (Columbus, OH)
Sep 22nd – St. Andrews Hall (Detroit, MI)
Sep 23rd – House of Blues (Chicago, IL)
Sep 24th – The Intersection (Grand Rapids, MI)
Sep 25th – Mercury Ballroom (Louisville, KY)
Sep 27th – The Joy Theater (New Orleans, LA)
Sep 28th – Warehouse Live (Houston, TX)
Sep 29th – Gas Monkey Live! (Dallas, TX)
Oct 5th – The Regency Ballroom (San Francisco, CA)
Oct 6th – The Novo (Los Angeles, CA)
Oct 7th – The Marquee (Tempe, AZ)
Oct 8th – Brooklyn Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)
Oct 9th – Ace of Spades (Sacramento, CA)
Oct 11th – Knitting Factory (Boise, ID)
Oct 12th – Knitting Factory (Spokane, WA)
Oct 13th – Chrystal Ballroom (Portland, OR)
Oct 14th – Studio Seven (Seattle, WA)
Oct 15th – Vogue Theatre (Vancouver, BC)

* - No BTBAM
# - DTP only