Friday, August 31, 2012

MISS MAY I


MISS MAY I


Catch MISS MAY I Headlining on THE AP TOUR FALL 2012

Troy, OH’s MISS MAY I have just posted the fourth official VANS WARPED TOUR video update! Head to the band’s officialYouTube page right now to check out the video. In addition, PureVolume.com has posted a video with responses toPureVolume.com reader questions personally hand-picked and answered by singer Levi Benton, asked directly by other Warped Tour fans! Check out the video at this location.

MISS MAY I recently announced their upcoming headlining position on ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE’s annual fall tour, THE AP TOUR FALL 2012, sponsored by PETERSAYSDENIM. The tour, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will be heading out on a 32-day trek that kicks off mid-October till the end of November. Tour dates will be announced soon. 

MISS MAY I’s most recent album, At Heart, was released on June 12, 2012 with Rise Records and reached #32 on the Billboard Top 200 it its first week.

MISS MAY I is:
B.J. Stead - rhythm guitar
Jerod Boyd - drums
Justin Aufdemkampe - lead guitar
Levi Benton - lead vocals
Ryan Neff - bass guitar, clean vocals

For more information on MISS MAY I, please visit these sites:


Thank You Miss May I and Maria!

The Vincent James Explosion


The Vincent James Explosion
VJX IV
Newest Release


JERRY VINCE JIM 

Here's Vincent James filling in with Yvonne Schmidt's band at Burgerfest 2012.




The Vincent James Explosion is an original Art-Rock-Fusion trio based out of Buffalo, New York and formed in 2006 by composer, guitarist, and instructor Vincent James Mastrantonio. The band also consists of locally renowned drummer and author Jim Linsner and "superman" bass player Jerry Sampson. Our particular brand of high energy groove based progressive music is winning over crowds all over the north east. We have opened for several national acts including The Alex Skolnick Trio, Brian Augers Oblivion Express, Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush, and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. In this age of complete artistic freedom our goal is to continue to record, promote, and self produce original music.

We currently have four CD's: "Jammin' with J.T.", "Revelation", "Blown", and our latest "VJX-IV". CD's are available at every gig and can also be purchase on itunes. 

***We appreciate all of our fans and friends who have supported us all these years. Thank you*** 

Click on http://www.thevincentjamesexplosion.com/ to find out how you can get The Vincent James Explosion's latest CD "VJX-IV"
Here's Vince's drummer Jim Linser's website link http://www.jimlinsner.com/

Vincent James Explosion's "BLOWN" CD Cover
to be continued...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Savannah King "She Sends Her Love"


SAVANNAH KING
is a singer/songwriter who has a new CD out called "She Sends Her Love" and Savannah is donating the proceeds from the sales of the CD to the "Music Is Art" Festival.



You can purchase "She Sends Her Love" on Savannah's website http://savannahkingmusic.com/
For the latest News on Savannah click on http://savannahkingmusic.com/blog/
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/savannahkingmusic

Stay tuned for a "She Sends Her Love" CD review...

Here's a recent picture of Savannah from her Infringement Festival performance at Record Theatre.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Empire Of One CD review

 
 
 
CD Review for Empire Of One:
 
At first glance, Empire of One seems like the type of band that could easy be seen on the Top 40 charts of today. Even though you will be sure to see them there one day, they go much deeper than that. The first track off of their self-titled EP “Empire of One”, evokes visions of national bands like Theory of a Dead Man and U2. However ‘If I Let Myself Dream’ has an unexpected ska vibe to it that is very pleasant to hear. The second track entitled ‘Roam’ is a longing ballad featuring hopeful guitar parts and emotional vocals. This track is definitely one to check out. The EP ends with ‘I’m Still Here’, a catchy, alternative tune that highlights the feel of the album. The song’s despairing lyrics are offset by rhythmic, upbeat guitar parts. Which is a very refreshing way to wrap up this EP.
 
Empire of One has a sound all their own. They have created and EP of songs with big name influences you’ll definitely recognize. Their melodies and lyrics could transverse any boundary. This is one band that would be sure to turn heads in any bar.
 
Review by Savannah King (www.savannahkingmusic.com)
 
 
 Empire of One is:
Lead vocalist and frontman Wil Seabrook - Electric guitar (Luke Thomas) - Drums (Alexander E. Gonzalez ) - Bass (Darwin Johnson)
 
Thank You Savannah, Empire Of One & Sera!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cowboys Of Scotland








The Cowboys Of Scotland can best be described as Experimental, Indie, Tech-Rock.
...If you like 80's New Wave then you'll love The Cowboys Of Scotland.
Members of The Cowboys Of Scotland include
 Bud Redding - Keyboards, synthesizers and programming, guitars, vocals
Steven J. Myers - Guitars, bass, percussion, vocals
Robert Raithel - 6 & 12 string Guitars,bass, synthesizers, vocals
Doug Jones - Drums & Percussion


I know that's an old flyer, but you can find out more about The Cowboys Of Scotland when you click on
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cowboys-of-Scotland/74889111516?sk=info

Thank You Bud Redding!

KISS atop the Empire State Building


This post is dedicated to the victim that was shot near the Empire State Building today by a disgruntled ex-employee. The perpetrator was fatally shot by police but nine other innocent people were hurt in the process.
At this point, with all the random shootings that have been happening, it's obvious to me that stricter gun laws should be imposed ASAP.
I know that guns don't shoot people, people shoot people but there are way too many innocents of all ages being shot in random gun violence.
New and stricter gun laws should be put into place NOW! to avoid guns from getting into the hands of the kind of people that inflict gun violence. Too many innocent, hard working people, people like you and me, of all ages, are dying.
How many more people have to die before the lawmakers wake up and decide to do something about gun control in this country?...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Dirty Heads "Cabin by the Sea" CD review




The Dirty Heads
                                                                     
"Cabin by the Sea" CD review

From reggae and ska to hard core and intelligent hip hop, this amazing new CD from The Dirty Heads is a trip to listen to – taking us on a stylistic journey down the California coast. The package I received contained not only the CD, but a DVD chronicling the making of the record. From listening to the music, and watching the entertaining DVD, I was able to discern the following:

1)      The Dirty Heads smoke a ton of reefer, drink a lot of cold beer and good whiskey, hang outside at bonfires, and play some of the best damn music I have heard in a long time.  
2)      They have a fucking riot while they do #1.

The band, from Huntington Beach, California, was founded in 1996, by singer Jared “Dirty J” Watson, and guitarist / singer Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell. They had a long road to success, but in 2010 hit it big with an alternative hit, “Lay Me Down”. That song featured vocals and guitar from Rome Ramirez of Sublime w/ Rome.

Their new release, Cabin by the Sea, contains the song “Spread Too Thin” another independent hit, heard locally on CFNY, 102.1.  After the intro (Arrival), the band gets right down to business with the acoustic flavored title track, (Cabin by the Sea) weaving from fun Beach Boy melodies to alcohol induced raps. Fender Rhodes piano, extra percussion, and great acoustic guitar work make this a unique song. On the song “Disguise”, horn flourishes meld with Duddy B’s rapping, before Dirty J comes in with an entertaining chorus. Duddy B comes back with a Spanish style acoustic guitar solo, and then the harmonies come in. This is great stuff, well written, entertaining, and well produced.

The two highlight songs for me on this recording are “Smoke Rings” and “Mongo Push”, two of the most imaginative and driving hip hop songs I have ever heard. The featured rappers (The Funky Homosapien and Rome) on these two songs add a hard edge to this record that I really love. At one point, Rome boasts while rapping, “If you do not clap for me, probably you’re amputee!” The other standout songs for me are the reggae flavored “Your Love” featuring Kymani Marley, and “We Will Rise”, an outstanding reggae anthem for 2012.  This record winds through your brain like a van full of stoned twenty somethings winds through a Southern California highway. So burn some tree, get your head around a bush, burn some picket fences, and grab this awesome CD…You will not be disappointed!

Rock On,

Bud Redding    
                                                                                                  
8/22/12



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Roger Waters

 
 
My fave member of Pink Floyd during his stop in Buffalo on his last "Wall" solo tour from a couple of years back.

Dedicated to Roger Waters and Syd Barrett.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tracee Perrin "Providence" CD review


 
Check out my latest CD review for Los Angeles native Tracee Perrin's debut release "Providence"

(I apologize, I will be fixing a couple of typo's as soon as I can edit the article.)

 


I really enjoyed Tracee's Providence CD. Tracee's soulful voice, emotional, honest lyrics and songwriting talents will take her far in the music world.  
To find out more about Tracee Perrin and her music click on these links...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Screaming Nugget Designs


SCREAMING NUGGET DESIGNS


About: Vinyl graphics business specializing in banners, signs, logo design and vehicle graphics.

Description: We are a vinyl graphics business located in Lancaster, NY. In addition to novelty stickers for vehicles and homes, we also specialize in banners, signs, logo design and vehicle graphics (cars, trucks, boats, ATVs, etc).

PO Box 241, Lancaster, New York 14086 716-810-6214


Saxon

 
 
 
1997 "Unleash The Beast" front and back covers. 
 
 
1995 "Dogs Of War" cover.
 
 
 
 
1992 "Forever Free" covers.
 
 
 
 
1991 "Solid Ball Of Rock" front and back cover.
 
 
1988 "Destiny" cover.
 

1986 "Rock The Nations" front cover.


1985 "Innocence Is No Excuse" front cover.




1984 "Crusader" front and back album art.


1983 "Power & The Glory" front cover album art.


1981 "Denim And Leather" front cover art.




1980 "Strong Arm Of The Law" front and back album art.


1980 "Wheels Of Steel" album cover art.

1979 debut album front cover art.
to be continued...
Thank You Rob!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Miss May I

MISS MAY I to Headline THE AP TOUR FALL 2012




Cleveland-based youth-culture magazine ALTERNATIVE PRESS has just announced MISS MAY I as the headliner for their annual fall tour, THE AP TOUR FALL 2012, sponsored by PETERSAYSDENIM. The tour, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will be heading out on a 32-day trek that kicks off mid-October till the end of November. Tour dates will be announced soon.

MISS MAY I will receive direct support from California heavy hitters THE GHOST INSIDE, melodic metal act LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, Australia’s modern metal quintet THE AMITY AFFLICTION, and technical metal up-and-comers GLASS CLOUD.

Once again, THE AP TOUR includes built-in incentives for both the fans and the bands. Presale purchasers will be given the first opportunity to buy a limited VIP package along with an exclusive add-on offer.  With the purchase of a ticket and an additional $17, fans will receive a one-year subscription to AP and all three covers of the AP TOUR FALL 2012 issue.  In addition, AP is offering a limited VIP Package with the purchase of a ticket and an additional $48. This package includes all three covers of the AP Tour issue, a one-year subscription to AP, access to a meet & greet with MISS MAY I, a sit-in on MISS MAY I’s soundcheck, a signed copy of Miss May I's new record At Heart, a VIP laminate and an AP Tour USB with exclusive MP3s, videos and additional content from all your favorite AP Tour bands.  Don't miss out on this first-come-first served opportunity before they sell out!

Pre-sale tickets go on sale from August 7th through 9th at http://theaptour.ducatking.com/ and go on general sale on August 10th at 10 am local venue time. To read more about the tour, please visit www.altpress.com/theaptour and www.twitter.com/theaptour.


Guitar World Magazine and DRUM! Magazine recently posted exclusive videos highlighting MISS MAY I’s gear that they are using on this year’s VANS WARPED TOUR. You can check out the guitar/bass video here and the drum video here. Take a behind-the-scenes look at specific gear the band uses and hear explanations straight from the guys on why they use the gear they do and how it shapes their signature sound.




MISS MAY I is:
B.J. Stead - rhythm guitar
Jerod Boyd - drums
Justin Aufdemkampe - lead guitar
Levi Benton - lead vocals
Ryan Neff - bass guitar, clean vocals


For more information on MISS MAY I, please visit these sites:

Western New York Summertime Blues Review

 
 
Than You to Cheryl Manzella for taking the pics!

 
 



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Studio 112 Photography









Thank You Mike!

Out To Lunch "No One Left Behind"


Out To Lunch





MesaBluemoon recording artists Out to Lunch launch
No One Left Behind--North American Tour

Pushing the depths of the underground jazz scene, cutting edge New York City-based Out to Lunch will be releasing its third album, No One Left Behind, on one of the finest indie record labels, MesaBluemoon Recordings.  Launching the record on the hallowed stage of the Blue Note, August 3, 2012, and touring it extensively through North American, No One Left Behind fuses dance music with improvisational imagination creating a sound that hits both the mind and feet.  Tracks such as “In Da House” and “It's a Jungle Out There” move effortlessly from the world of house to break beat, while the title track No One Left Behind and Bagga Onions tip their hat to dub and funk.

Bandleader David Levy has outdone himself once again on Out to Lunch’s third release.  This time drawing on influences from as far as Ghana and Nepal, yet as well keeping it local through using the vocal genius of Damon Cicero Scott, whom Levy discovered busking in the subways of New York.  Along with his improvisation forays on woodwinds (saxophone, bass clarinet and bansuri flute), Levy also demonstrates his deft mastery of electronics through his manipulation of Ableton Live.

2012 Summer/Fall Tour Dates

8/17/12 Friday Montreal ON Upstairs
8/21/12 Wednesday Sacramento, CA   The Torch
8/22/12 Tuesday Berkeley, CA Jupiter
8/23/12 Thursday Eugene, OR Granary Pizza & Night Club
8/24/12 Friday Portland, OR Sideshow Lounge
8/25/12 Saturday Seattle, WA Musicquarium
8/26/12 Sunday Vancouver, CAN  Cellar Jazz
8/27/12 Monday Snoqualmie, WA  Black Dog
8/29/12 Wednesday McCall, ID Crusty's
8/30/12 Thursday Missoula, MT Monks
8/31/12 Friday Missoula, MT Monks
9/1/12 Saturday Bozeman, MT The Filling Station
9/4/12 Tuesday Boulder, CO Absolute Vinyl
9/5/12 Wednesday  Denver, CO Herman's Hideaway

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For More Information on “Out To Lunch” go to: www.outtolunchmusic.com

Press Contact:
Two for the Show Media
tel: 631-298-7823 cell: 718-669-0752
www.Twofortheshowmedia.com
Email: PR@Twofortheshowmedia.com


Thank You Darby!