Thursday, January 31, 2013


Portland, Oregon-based danceable alt/rock band Crown Point, fronted by vocalist/guitarist Jon Davidson and guitarist/vocalist Russell Stafford, and rounded out by bassist Peter Arvidson and drummer Kaycee Kay, is pleased to announce the release of a new EP, Curtains.  A seven-song collection of melodic, lyrically-driven rock songs with heart, the band easily maneuvers between danceable hooks and sonic layering on its latest offering.
Taking its name from the album’s opening track, “Curtains Drawn,” a highly energetic, melodic rock song, a la Muse, Curtains chronicles the metaphorical curtains that so often stay closed on people’s lives, keeping them entrenched in darkness, fear, and apathy.
“The album as a whole deals with some pretty dark themes, such as terminal illness, death, war, religious imperialism, freedom of choice, and how little time we have on this earth,” explains Davidson.  “And, yet, does it with a beam of hope.”
Writing as a band, rather than as on their debut EP Wolves, where Stafford and Davidson would bring in their own songs and make them into Crown Point numbers, Curtains was written as a collective unit, with give and take and compromise occurring for the betterment of the final album.
“That’s the great thing about working with these guys. What I heard in my head isn’t nearly as good as what you will hear on Curtains. When you have four like-minded driven people, I think that everyone is going to bring something that the others don’t expect,” recalls Stafford.  “That was an exciting part of this album, watching it flourish with creative input from everyone involved.”
“Each band member has pretty disparate influences,” elaborates Davidson.  “Everything from The Rolling Stones to Live to Thrice to Tool to The Receiving End Of Sirens to Awolnation to Needtobreathe, and certainly hints of all these bands show up in our music.”
Quite a diverse music palette between the four members, and yet Curtains, with its diversity, came out quite cohesive.  From the beautiful grace of “The Room,” a simmering, late-night or blurry-eyed morning pop number, through the revved up, danceable rock of “Afterbirth,” and to the subdued “Head First,” the album doesn’t play on one genre or sound, but sounds completely Crown Point.
“We were able to tie together a lot of different styles in a cohesive and unified way,” says Stafford.  “From the completely stripped-down ‘Records On The Radio’ to the straight-up danceable alt/rock of ‘Afterbirth,’ the album makes sense.”
“We really like the way that we were able to create a bonafide rock record without the use of heavy guitars.  It retains rock, alternative, indie, and pop elements while creating a sound that we’d like to think is pretty unique,” Davidson furthers.
“Set Fire” soars with big hooks, a sunny melody, and a rocking rhythm section pushing the song to new heights, while “Better Run For Cover” tones it down a bit for a more introspective, but equally powerful number.
“We used a ton of interesting vocal effects to replicate what we do live.  We added electronic elements.  We added driving, danceable kick beats.  We layered guitars and vocals, yet for the most part, we stuck to creating an album that we can replicate live,” discusses Davidson, when asked how the band plans to pull the record off live.
“We made an album that really draws from our unique musical backgrounds and tastes.  We didn’t try to pigeonhole ourselves into a specific genre, but rather let the songs and sound go where they belong,” says Russell, when asked to sum up the record.  “I think both Jon and I are very deliberate and focused of writing songs that make sense in that regard.  A song like ‘The Room,’ for instance.  You can hear just in the music that it is a very longing, emotionally charged song.  Skip to ‘Afterbirth’ and right off the bat, you know that the song is a poignant and focused arrow of a song.  Listen to the lyrics in every song and you will hear echoes of unity in the music behind them.”
One listen to Curtains and you will realize what the Portland quartet is trying to say: Hope is there, in the midst of the chaos that is life.  Look for the band to tour relentlessly in support ofCurtains, including an appearance at 2013′s SxSW Music Festival.



Tickets for the fourth annual Hopscotch Music Festival, North Carolina’s biggest and most diverse live music weekend, go on sale Friday, February 1 at 10 a.m. EST. The sale features tickets for all VIP wristbands and discounted Early Bird 3-DAY wristbands. Tickets can be purchased at and


Ticket prices for Hopscotch 2013 include ALL taxes and fees. The price you see is the price you pay. This year, the cost for every Hopscotch ticket will increase from last year’s price by only $5 or less—and for the first time, you won’t encounter any additional add-ons at checkout. Hopscotch would like to thank official ticket provider Etix for helping make this change possible.



Wednesday, January 30, 2013

THE MOTH GATHERER premiers new song

Swedish experimental/progressive band THE MOTH GATHERER has premiered the first song from the upcoming debut album out on AGONIA RECORDS. “A Road of Gravel and Skulls” – a massive, eight-minute massive track full of progressive emotions and melodic slower sections – can be streamed at the following link:

The debut album entitled A Bright Celestial Light (cover below) will hit the shops on April 16th in Europe/UK and April 30th in North America. More details on the release below.

A Bright Celestial Light will consist of five original compositions with a total playing time of 44 minutes. The album has been mastered by Karl Daniel Liden (Terra Tenebrosa, Grammy-nominated  Switchblade album) and will feature a guest appearance from Member 001 of The Konsortium fame. The tracklist is as follows:

1. The Water That We All Come To Need
2. Intervention
3. A Road of Gravel and Skulls
4. The Womb, The Woe, The Woman
5. A Falling Deity

THE MOTH GATHERER‘s music is hard to label, due to band’s non-one-dimensional approach towards the songs they create; the experimental/progressive etiquette seems almost too laconic to fully do justice to the spirit of the compositions. The debut offers up long and complex tracks, but still surprisingly simple and compelling. Abundance of tempo changes and variations that surround the album bask in emotionally charged, progressive yet utterly melodic slower sections, addictive enough to stimulate the imagination.

“We just want our music to be an emotional explosion,” comments Alex, co-founder. ”A lot of the songs are about death, missing people you loved who have passed away, and losing hope in mankind. We want the music to make you feel like you can move mountains with it. I wish for that when people hear our music, they start to dream away.”

is recommended for fans of Neurosis, Breach and Cult of Luna.

The band is: Alex Stjernfeldt and Victor Wegeborn, who both handle guitars, bass, electronics, vocals, and drums.

More news on THE MOTH GATHERER can be found at:

Album preview:

THE MOTH GATHERER premiers new song

Seeker vocalist comments on upcoming U.S. tour

Dallas heavy metal act on the verge, Seeker, has commented on the band’s upcoming string of February U.S. tour-dates with headliner, Corelia, and I, Omega.


“We’re always excited to be on the road, and the fact that both bands are full of such outstanding musicians makes this tour even better,” said vocalist Bryce Lucien. “We’ve been working extremely hard to step up the insanity of our live show and we will be playing quite a bit of new material on this run, so we’re definitely ready to get back out in front of our old fans and hopefully make some new ones. Be on the lookout for a new song premiere in the coming weeks. See you on the road.”


The upcoming run will commence Valentine’s Day 2013 in St. Louis, Mo. following the release of a brand new single set to drop early February. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below.



Seeker burst onto the scene in late 2011, playing its first show on October 1st before heading out on its first tour the following week. Lucien describes the band’s sound as, “fast, aggressive, pissed off heavy metal. Everything we do is very raw, passionate and honest.”


Seeker released its debut EP ‘The Antagonist’ last spring for free via the official Seeker Bandcamp page at:


A music video for the track “Serpent Skin” surfaced last fall and can be seen on YouTube at:


With new music on the horizon and a full touring schedule planned for the first half of the year, the current lineup – guitarist Justin Edgerton, vocalist Bryce Lucien, drummer Dustin Weaver and bassist Chris Keasler – is poised to take the band to the next level behind a blue-collar, DIY approach and a non-stop 2013 schedule.


“The fact that anyone cares and comes to our shows is something we’re always surprised by and very proud of,” added Lucien. “We’ve gotten to tour the country several times over, met a ton of really amazing people, and released music that we’re still excited to play every night…and we’ve done all of this completely on our own. We are DIY to our core. We realized very quickly that if we were going to make this happen we would have to step up and create our own future.”


Stay tuned to the official Seeker Facebook page: for new music and tour-dates.




Seeker on tour w/ Corelia and I, Omega…


2/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

2/15 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Parish

2/16 – Tyler, TX @ The Oil Palace (Outrage Fest)

2/17 – Austin, TX @ The Hole in the Wall

2/18 – Roswell, NM @ The Unity Center

2/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Amped Performance Center

2/20 – El Paso, TX @ Gallery 127

2/21 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Underground

2/22 – San Diego, CA @ The Epicenter

2/23 – Fullerton, CA @ The Anchor


Seeker on tour…


3/14 – Austin, TX @ Death Metal Pizza

3/15 – Shreveport, LA @ Mediastar Entertainment Hall


Seeker vocalist comments on upcoming U.S. tour

Bully PG-13 Edition (DVD)


Bully has made its way from the festival circuit and onto home video formats. This documentary is directed by Lee Hirsch and is an intimate view into the impact that physical and mental bullying has on victims. While there is some level of antagonism that all school-aged children go through, the actions taken by some of the titular individuals here is shocking. Two different families have lost a child due to bullying, while the actions taken by those bullied seem to be incredibly desperate.

Bully is a film that is tremendously touching and should be required viewing for anyone that either has children of school-going age or is currently a student at school. I believe that a lot of bullying occurs because the bully does not know the impact of their actions. Bully is the first film that I have seen that looks to pull the veil away from the collective consciousness and attempts to provide solutions to what is an endemic problem in schools in the United States and abroad. The hour and forty minutes that comprise Bully will have viewers on the edge of their seats; viewers will continually be shocked at the depraved actions that bullies will commit on their fellow students.

Purchase a copy of Bully when it drops down on February 13th; anyone that has been through the cruel middle and high school periods will be able to identify with the cases that are described here. Here’s to hoping that Hirsch is able to parlay this momentum into creating some substantial social change.

Rating: 7.7/10

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Bully PG-13 Edition (DVD)

ENABLER: Milwaukee Killers To Drop New EP

Following their civilian and critic-lauded All Hail The Void LP, released last year via Southern Lord, Milwaukee’s venomous metal/hardcore quartet ENABLER is set to drop a crushing new EP this Spring via Think Fast! Records.


ENABLER’s upcoming Shift of Redemption EP features four brand new tracks from the Brew City killers, and while a rapid release, showcases the band expanding their infectious brand of sonic violence into new territory. The recording lineup for Shift of Redemption included founding guitarist/vocalist Jeff Lohrber and bassist Amanda Daniels as on All Hail The Void, and welcomes new lead guitarist Eric Dunn (By Way of Sunstorm, ex-Harlots) and drummer Dave Mann (Mouth of the Architect). The brutal anthems were recorded by Shane Hotchstetler at Howl Street Recordings, mixed by Chris Common (Pelican, These Arms Are Snakes), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (From Ashes Rise, Sleep, High on Fire), with artwork provided by Raf W. The EP is now confirmed for release via Think Fast! Records worldwide on April 9th via digital download and 7”; the first pressing limited to 1,000 copies, with 350 copies pressed on gold wax and 650 on clear.


Preceding the release of Shift of Redemption, ENABLER will trek across the Atlantic for their maiden Europe tour. Confirmed for a sixteen-city massacre alongside Finnish grinders Rotten Sound and Swedish crust/metal squad Martyrdöd, the mayhem will begin with a sendoff show in Dayton, Ohio on February 18th. However ENABLER is currently operating without a full-time drummer, Andrew Stamm will lay down the percussive assault on the band’s first European tour.


ENABLER Live Actions:

Euro-Tour Sendoff Show:

2/18/2013 Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH w/ By Way of Sunstorm


ENABLER European Tour w/ Martyrdöd, Rotten Sound:

2/22/2013 John Dee – Oslo, Norway

2/23/2013 Showdown – Gothenburg, Sweden Gothenburg

2/24/2013 Bergsunds Strand 43 – Stockholm, Sweden

2/25/2013 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, Denmark

2/26/2013 Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany

2/27/2013 Gloppe – Leeuwarden, Holland

2/28/2013 Underworld – London, UK

3/01/2013 The Pint – Dublin, Ireland

3/02/2013 The Library Pub – Leeds, UK

3/03/2013 Magasin 4 – Brussels, Belgium

3/04/2013 Elfer – Frankfurt, Germany

3/05/2013 Mostovna – Nova Gorica, Slovenia

3/06/2013 Kranhalle – München, Germany @ Feierwerk

3/07/2013 Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany

3/08/2013 Progresja – Warsaw, Poland

3/09/2013 East Club – Bischofswerda, Germany


Random Spring ENABLER Mayhem:

4/19/2013 Negative Space – Winnipeg, MB w/ Violent Gorge

4/20/2013 Medusa – Minneapolis, MN w/ Weekend Nachos, Much Worse

4/26/2013 Carabar – Columbus, OH @ Forward Ohio Fest

ENABLER: Milwaukee Killers To Drop New EP

Core Evolution Protein (Vanilla)


Core Evolution Protein is a whey protein isolate that cuts out a great deal of the fat and calories that are typically present in protein-containing products. The product uses Sucralose (rather than Aspartame) to provide flavoring, which comes in Milk Chocolate and Vanilla flavors. Each scoop contains 24 grams of protein on 27.7 grams of material, representing a tremendously solid proportion. There are only 101 calories in each scoop, meaning that those that use two scoops decrease the calorie content of a typical smoothie by about 60-80%; the 1 gram of fat per scoop marks a similar decrease.

The flavor is something that I could easy come back to; while there are only two flavors that HIT Supplements offers at this time, I feel that one could bounce between the two without burning out on the flavors. One last note – the Calcium content of the Core Evolution Protein (3% of recommended daily value increases bone health to a considerable degree. The BCAA / L-Glutamine content ensures that whatever gains that one makes while utilizing Core Evolution Protein will not be in vain; ketosis of muscle simply does not happen.

Simply put, this is one of the best proteins that we have supplemented with so far in 2013. The miscibility of the product is stellar, ensuring that one has a delectable and consistent shake every time. Make sure to check out their website, which will be updated with the company’s newest products. Individuals can purchase HIT Supplements products from I foresee some great things coming from HIT Supplements; get in on the ground floor to see exactly what I am talking about.

Rating: 9.4/10

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Core Evolution Protein (Vanilla)


The All-Star project comprised of the NY based band The Infinite Staircase, along with Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ex-Ozzy Osbourne), Morgan Rose (Sevendust, Call Me No One), Kevin Martin (Candlebox, The Gracious Few) and John “JD” DeServio (Black Label Society, Cycle Of Pain) has completed work on “The Pride”, the all-star single set to hit Itunes next Tuesday via Vanity Music Group.

Co-writer, vocalist, and guitarist, Lenny Cerzosie explains the meaning of the song, and the process in which he, and vocalist  Kevin Martin took to get to that conclusion. “In terms of the writing process and the meaning behind “The Pride”… the coolest thing about it to me is that it was written by all of us, it was a group effort. Kevin, being the one who, technically, is not necessarily from the area, but has very close ties, he said “tell me what you guys experienced.. what you guys saw.. what you heard. Tell me what really went on, what people didn’t see.  Your home, your neighborhood.”

“He had a couple of pages full of just ideas, different things, the topics we wanted to touch; One of the main topics was about how the streets, how the beach came all the way to the major boulevards. The streets and our home and our memories, the things that Kevin felt, that we all felt, those were the things to talk about. Then Kevin really took charge of, well let’s now put these things in some kind of order.”

“These are our streets, this was our home” And I said, you know what, that’s awesome, but what about “These are our streets. This is our home.” Cause even though it’s washed away, it’s still our home. He was like “Yeah, you’re right! Let’s do that!” It kind of flowed from there. Kevin said, “Yeah, we are the pride.” And I said “Yeah, because New York, New Jersey, Philly, you know, we’re all about the pride” – and he’s like “Yeah, but I’m talking about the lion’s pride. Forget FEMA and Red Cross and everybody else -  we take care of our own. We’re here for a reason. We are the lion’s den, the lion’s pride, that’s what it’s about. It’s the roar. It’s the pride.” I thought that was very cool.”

“I think in the end, that’s going to be what really touches everybody; that we’re all in this together. This was a group effort and we’re all going to take care of our own and each other and that’s what the song really comes down to, it’s all about the pride.”

The track was recorded with Mike Ferretti at Architekt Music in Butler, NJ where Sevendust recently wrapped the recording of their new album, ‘Black Out The Sun’ and The Infinite Staircase continue to work on their new album.

“The Pride,” is slated for a digital release February 5 as an iTunes exclusive and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Carl V.Bini Memorial Foundation for distribution to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

“Living on the Jersey shore my entire life, I was mortified at the after- effects of Hurricane Sandy,” says bassist JD DeServio. “It was heartbreaking to see all the lives that were affected throughout the tri-state area. Hopefully the song we recorded will benefit some of those unfortunate people. God bless.”

Lenny adds, “It’s nice to know that the Carl V. Bini Memorial Foundation is based on the idea of a hero from 9/11. To work with a foundation like that, that’s already something that of course anybody, especially a New Yorker, would be proud to be a part of, it’s nice to know that we have 100% confidence that all of the money that’s raised is going to go directly to people who need it.The musicians involved did not take a penny, did not ask for a penny, did not expect a penny, some of us even took money out of our pockets to make this happen. It’s a sincere movement, a sincere group and I think in the end that’s what’s going to make this project successful; that everybody involved is 100% sincere and 100% authentic and that’s what’s going to make all the difference.”

The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund was founded in honor of Firefighter Carl V. Bini, a member of the FDNY tragically taken during 9/11. The fund’s mission is to memorialize the heroism of its fallen hero by providing aid to those who so desperately need it now and in the future.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ginger and The Ghost confirmed for SXSW and CMA 2013

Sydney based experimental pop duo, Ginger and The Ghost, are proud to announce they will be taking the stage at this year’s South By South West Festival, as well as at Canadian Music Week.
We’ve only just started the new year, but the Aussie band have managed to receive ‘Video of the Day’ on AOL’s Spinner for their highly celebrated video, ‘One Type of Dark’:
The video premiered exclusively through Nylon Magazine in December here.
“Ginger and the Ghost is the kind of music we wouldn’t mind
being on the soundtrack to our life.”
The innovative duo are uniquely weaving their way into the future of music by placing equal importance on visual and musical elements. They hand-make their own sets and installations for each show, using found objects, textiles and projections to create an atmosphere of fantasy, color, and movement, immersing the audience in their  dreamstate world.
In Ginger’s own words: “One Type of Dark” is a story about my inner child’s imagination. As she leaves a subconscious dreamstate  in bed, she floats out of the window and into thoughts of otherworldly places. Questions with infinite possibilities are asked while visions of herself play out fantastical adventures across far away galaxies.  It’s a celebration of our imagination and the importance of keeping it
Ginger And The Ghost’s “One Type of Dark” and “Where Wolf”, released through InGrooves/Fontana, are available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and all digital retailers worldwide.

Ginger and The Ghost confirmed for SXSW and CMA 2013

LOVE.MIGHT.KILL are going to release a digital compilation of March 8, 2013!

“10 Mighty Killers” will, as the title already suggests, contain the following 10 tracks:
1. XTC (Video Clip:
2. Pretty Little Mess (Video Clip:
3. Restless Heart
4. Caught In A Dream
5. Burn The Night
6. Home
7. Too Big To Fail
8. Tomorrow Never Comes
9. Brace For Impact
10. The One

You can listen to snippets from the compilation here:

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LOVE.MIGHT.KILL are going to release a digital compilation of March 8, 2013!


LA’s Everyday Animals offer a glimpse into a brave new world; the juncture where prog, pop, and funk meet to create a new beast. Originally hailing from Athens, Ohio, the band honed their chops in open jams and bar gigs, experimenting with tight improvisations and a regularly rotating set list, before moving to Los Angeles as a unit in 2008.

Everyday Animals’ latest LP Under the Tyranny of Good Weather finds the band marrying diverse influences and incredible musicianship into their most cohesive collection to date: a sprawling, funky excursion into the mind of lead singer and writer Kevin Shima.

“The main thing to understand is that I write the songs, but we arrange them together as a group,” explains Shima. “I am essentially the band’s songwriter and producer, but the band gives critical input to the arrangements, and how we play the songs live. So, it’s half way between a band and a solo project in many ways.”

Everyday Animals, rounded out by Adam Darlin (drums), Will Schulz (bass, vocals), Brian Hobart (keys, vocals), also features one very special guest on Under the Tyranny of Good Weather, Mr. Jon Anderson of Yes.

“I began collaborating with Jon Anderson in 2009,” says Shima. “I worked on his album Survival and Other Stories and his orchestral piece Open in 2011 and he sang on our song “False Awakening” from the new album.” Adds Shima, “Yes is a huge influence on our work ethic and our way of piecing the songs together.”


02/01 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe (Album Release Show)



West Palm Beach rock band Surfer Blood have announced the release of new album and major label debut Pythons, out this summer via Warner Bros Records. The first song off the album, entitled “Weird Shapes” premiered today on the band’s website “‘Weird Shapes’ is a left of center pop song about someone who is about to go through a manic episode,” front man JP Pitts explains. “It’s one of the most dynamic songs we’ve ever written.”

Pitts,Thomas Fekete (guitar), Kevin Williams (bass) and Tyler Schwarz (drums) recorded Pythons in Los Angeles with producer Gil Norton (Pixies, Echo and the Bunnymen.) Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith, Guided By Voices) mixed the album.

Pythons is the follow-up to Surfer Blood’s critically-acclaimed debut album Astro Coast, which earned spots on “best of” lists from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Filter, Paste, NME and the BBC. NPR’s Bob Boilen called Astro Coast his “favorite album of 2010″ and declared Surfer Blood to be “America’s best new pop band.”

Surfer Blood will be previewing songs from Pythons during a west coast run next month. The intimate, small club fan shows lead up to their attendance at this year’s SXSW Music Conference in March – full tour dates below.

Feb 24 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Palace
Feb 25 – San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar
Feb 26 – Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp
Feb 27 – Santa Barbara, CA – Muddy Waters
Mar 01 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Mar 03 – San Diego, CA – Casbah / /


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Quintron & Miss Pussycat Announce Spring Tour

02-1 New Orleans, LA – Tulane University Mardi Gras Ball
02-02 Lafayette, LA – Blue Moon Saloon w/ T-Kette
02-11 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s w/ K-Holes, Vice Cooler & the one and only STEPHANIE “call the police” MCDEE!
03-01 New Orleans, LA – THE PRYTANIA THEATER – NOLA Premier of “The Mystery In Old BathBath”
04-09 Tallahassee, FL – Downunder Club
04-10 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
04-13 Washington, DC – Kennedy Center New Orleans Bingo Show
04-17 New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine
04-20 Brooklyn, NY – SPRING FEVER @ Secret Project Robot w/ K-Holes, Black Dice
04-21 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter w/ Bermuda Triangles
04-25 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstair’s
04-26 Dallas, TX – Double Wide Bar w/ Darktown Strutters
04-27 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Festival at Carson Creek
04-28 Waxahachie, TX – Webb Gallery
More info on their site:

Gorilla Vs. Bear Premieres “Newgate” By Toxie
this band somehow manages to be even more awesome than the sum of its parts, and this song is undeniably great and will undoubtedly be buzzing around inside your head all day.” – GvB
“Newgate” 7″ will be available this week on Goner!

Quintron & Miss Pussycat Announce Spring Tour

Power Thrashers Edge Of Attack Post Behind The Scenes Video For 'In Hell'

Grande Prairie, AB power-thrash five-piece Edge of Attack whom are gearing up for the release of their self-titled debut album next week on Tuesday, February 19th via Halifax metal label Spread The Metal Records, have posted behind the scenes video from their upcoming music video directed by Karen Michelle Meola in support of their second single ‘In Hell’.

To view the video please visit the following link below.

edge of attack - "in hell" (behind the scenes)

In addition, the band has posted a video teaser on Blank TV, which can be viewed the following link here. ( feel free to share and embed on social networks)

edge of attack - "in hell" (teaser) spread the metal records

Album pre-order available at the following link here. (

Produced by EAO guitarist/vocalist Jurekk Whipple, the debut features ten tracks of haunting vocals, shredding guitars, complex bass lines, furious drumming plus choral and symphonic arrangements along with guest artists by solo artist Ivan Gianinni, Ryan Boivard (Hallows Die) and Pellek (Damnation Angels).

Edge of Attack – Track Listing

1. In Hell 4:36
2. The Haunting 5:08
3. Demon (Of The Northern Seas) feat. Ivan Giannini 5:04
4. Take Me Alive 4:24
5. In The Night 4:27
6. Edge Of Attack 5:07
7. Rise Above 5:55
8. Forever 3:46
9. The Damned feat. Ryan Bovaird 6:01
10. Set The World Aflame feat. PelleK 8:29

Forever - Music Video - (please feel free to share and embed on social networks)

Power Thrashers Edge Of Attack Post Behind The Scenes Video For 'In Hell'

Paramore Announces New York Hammerstein Ballroom Performance 5/16!

Multi-platinum selling artist Paramore has unveiled details of their upcoming North American tour. The dates celebrate the release of their hugely anticipated new album, “PARAMORE,” due in stores and online on April 9th.  The Grammy-nominated band will hit the road this spring, stopping at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on May 16th.  Joining them as the opening act will be LA-based, alt-rock group Kitten, who has already garnered critical acclaim for their “Cut It Out” EP as well as their dynamic live show, and are currently finishing up their full length debut for Elektra Records.
Pre-sale tickets will be available by invitation-only to members of Paramore’s Fan Club and Singles Club, beginning January 28th at 5pm EST, with all remaining tickets then offered to the general public on February 1st at 10AM.  Additional dates to be announced shortly – please see for complete details.
Meanwhile, the band will gear up for the long awaited arrival of “PARAMORE” with an upcoming series of shows in Southeast Asia and Australia, including a leading role on the latter’s annual Soundwave festival tour.  Always a festival favorite, Paramore will also hit the stage at a number of upcoming European extravaganzas, with Germany’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park among those already announced for June and beyond.
Paramore’s first all-new release in more than three years, “PARAMORE” is heralded by the kinetic new single, “Now,” which can currently be heard on the band’s website.  A companion video – directed by award-winning filmmaker/dancer Daniel Cloud Campos – is now in post-production with a premiere date slated for mid-February.
“PARAMORE” is also available now for pre-order with a variety of options including a limited bundle featuring a deluxe box set (which includes two colored 12” vinyl, a 7” vinyl featuring two exclusive b-sides, an 18”x24” exclusive poster & more), a hoodie, and a photo book highlighting the band’s time in the studio.   All packages include an instant MP3 download of “Now.”
“PARAMORE” marks the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2009’s RIAA gold-certified “brand new eyes.”  The album – Paramore’s fourth full-length studio recording – was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Justin Medal-Johnson, known for his work with such diverse artists as Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Tegan and Sara, and M83.
Paramore – singer Hayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis, and guitarist Taylor York – unveiled the album late last year via a personal blog announcement. “The whole making of this album was a rediscovering of ourselves as a band and as friends,” they wrote. “It was a process that allowed us the freedom to explore new territory artistically and to liberate ourselves as musicians, singers, as people! Sincerely, we feel that the best way to give it a name is just to call it what it is. This album is us.”
For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit
25                    Houston, TX                Bayou Music Center
29                    Phoenix, AZ                Comerica Theatre
1                      Los Angeles, CA         Wiltern Theatre
3                      Las Vegas, NV            The Joint
4                      San Francisco, CA     Warfield Theatre
6                      Salt Lake City, UT      The Great Salt Air
7                      Denver, CO                The Fillmore Auditorium
9                      Chicago, IL                  Chicago Theatre
10                    Detroit, MI                   The Fillmore Detroit
13                    Toronto, ON                Sound Academy
15                    Boston, MA                 House of Blues Boston
16                    New York, NY             Hammerstein Ballroom
*Additional Dates To Be Announced Shortly

Paramore Announces New York Hammerstein Ballroom Performance 5/16!

Monday, January 28, 2013

ENSIFERUM: Finnish Folk Metal Merchants To Headline Paganfest America IV

Finnish folk metal merchants, ENSIFERUM, are pleased to announce their return to North American soil as headliners of the fourth edition of Paganfest America. The epic jaunt will commence March 30th in Denver and pillage through 21 cities and includes a slot on this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Fest in Worcester, Massachusetts. Among the strongest Paganfest lineups assembled thus far, support will be provided by Týr, Heidevolk, Trollfest and Helsott.

Comments the band: “Finally, ENSIFERUM will to return to North America! It’s been way too long since we shared wild Paganfest nights with our brothers and sisters across the ocean. We will not come to pillage your cities alone; it’s a great honor to join forces with Týr, Heidevolk, Trollfest and Helsott for this once-in-a-lifetime tour.”

ENSIFERUM: Paganfest America IV

w/ Týr, Heidevolk, Trollfest, Helsott

3/30/2013 The Summit – Denver, CO

4/01/2013 901 Live – Tempe, AZ

4/02/2013 TBA – Los Angeles/West Hollywood, CA

4/03/2013 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

4/04/2013 The Alley – Reno, NV

4/05/2013 Hawthorne – Portland, OR

4/06/2013 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

4/07/2013 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

4/09/2013 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB

4/10/2013 The Exchange – Regina, SK

4/11/2013 Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB

4/12/2013 Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN

4/13/2013 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

4/14/2013 Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH

4/15/2013 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

4/16/2013 The Note – Philadelphia, PA

4/17/2013 Opera House – Toronto, ON

4/18/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC

4/19/2013 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

4/20/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal & Hardcore Fest)

4/21/2013 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY


ENSIFERUM will be touring in support of their mammoth Unsung Heroes full-length released in North America last Fall via Spinefarm Records U.S. Produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced, Apocalyptica), with special guest appearances by members of Die Apokalyptischen Reiter and legendary Finnish singer/actor, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Unsung Heroes continues to earn praise from critics and fans domestically and abroad. “…Mount the longboats, light the torches, and prepare for battle,” warns Metal Injection, while Outburn gushes, “Unsung Heroes is a totally solid entry ionto the hallowed halls of Valhalla made by a band that knows what it’s doing,” commending its “epic scope and reliance on catchy melodies.” Stereokiller boasts, “This is nothing short of amazing, beautiful in every way possible.” Elaborates Blistering in an 8/10 rating: “ENSIFERUM weren’t necessarily the first band out of the epic/folk gate, but they’re probably the best… One jaunt through 2009’s thoroughly captivating From Afar supports that notion, as the Finns were able to brandish a mighty sonic sword that kept the speed on 10, the jovial acoustics ‘a hustling, and above all else, managed to bring a sort of mild sophistication to a style that is usually anything but. Essentially, ENSIFERUM doesn’t play the stupid, folk metal game, and on Unsung Heroes, they manage to stay the course with sterling results.”

ENSIFERUM: Finnish Folk Metal Merchants To Headline Paganfest America IV

Six60 CONFIRMED for SXSW 2013

Following on from an extremely successful worldwide tour earlier in 2012 and six New Zealand Music Award wins, New Zealand’s own cross-genre powerhouse Six60, are bringing the live and massive back to the USA and are CONFIRMED to play SXSW and Canadian Music Week 2013.  Over the last twelve months this hardworking young band has seen its soul, rock, roots and electronica-infused stock soar to exciting new levels. The group enjoyed a record breaking sales run on itunes, triple platinum album sales, and a successful touring foray into the USA, Europe and the UK all the while maintaining a massive live presence across NZ and Australia.
Six60 completed their most successful summer tour of all time (beating their record from last year) playing to over 16,500 people in only seven shows.
The rock outfit also dominated the last New Zealand Music Awards. With their unique blend of soul, rock, dub step and drum and bass, Six60 took home an impressive six awards for the mantelpiece including Single of the Year and Best Group. The band also won awards for Highest Selling NZ Single and Radio Airplay of the Year for the band’s triple platinum single “Don’t Forget Your Roots.” Six60’s self-titled debut album “Six60” is also the nation’s Highest Selling for the year, achieving triple platinum status. To top off an impressive haul, Six60 confirms its popularity by winning the coveted People’s Choice Award.  
Aside from triple-plat single, “Don’t Forget Your Roots,” the band’s infectious track “Forever” is getting major love as well. The track was featured on ABC & ESPN throughout Memorial Day Weekend 2012 in the Indie 500 special. You can check out the video here! Opening with gorgeous vocals, mixed with silky and harmonious guitars, “Forever” picks up with hammering beats and layered synths that will make your jaw drop.
Six60’s music is versatile and vibrant, as their explosive guitars, thick beats and fierce vocals fill each inch of the room with pure and utter perfection. >From heavy hitters like “Get,” to the hypnotic track “Run For It, (Offering song for free)”, Six60 prove there is nothing they can’t accomplish.

Saturday, March 9: San Francisco – Brick and Mortor, 1710 Mission Street
Sunday, March 10: Los Angeles – Los Globos, 3040 West Sunset Boulevard
March 12 -17: Austin, TX – SXSW (Details TBA)
March 19 – 23: Toronto, ONT – Canadian Music Week (Details TBA)

The Jazz Singer (Blu-Ray)

The Jazz Singer is a high point of cinema, and Warner Bros has crafted what may just be the definitive version of this Al Jolson title. This 1927 title has been mastered beautifully, with a crispness that few films from the decades following this movie could hope to achieve. The Jazz Singer shines as brightly in 2013 as it originally did 75 years before.

The biggest inclusion for this Blu-Ray has to be the various Al Jolson and related shorts; I Love to Singa is a cartoon directed by Tex Avery, while A Plantation Act, Hollywood Handicap, and A Day at Santa Anita feature Jolson eirself. The panoply of Vitaphone shorts, filling about three and a half hours. Of particular note during this section has to be The Police Quartette and Hazel Green and Company; these pieces of history offer viewers with a rare view into the early twentieth century. Rounding out the inclusions in this Blu-Ray edition include a documentary contextualizing The Jazz Singer into the wider American musical theater tradition and a commentary laid down by Vince Giordano and Ron Hutchinson, two of the better-known film historians.

If you are or know a fan of The Jazz Singer, make sure to purchase a copy of this Blu-Ray release at any well-stocked video store. The Warner Brothers website provides a large amount of information about their current releases and the titles that are slated for release in 2013. The MSRP is $36, but online retailers are selling new copies of the title for about $25-30.

Rating: 8.7/10

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The Jazz Singer (Blu-Ray)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Stevens Transport

There are so many trucking companies that are currently in operation. Whether one wants to go and transport the entirety of a house’s contents or materials that would be impossible or impractical to do with normal methods of conveyance, Stevens Transport provides the logistical ability to bring whatever one wants from point A to point B. The care that Stevens Transport takes in ensuring that their shipments make it through is nothing less than astounding, while planning out the logistics of major trips like this is done with the utmost care. On the actual job side of things, Stevens Transport is able to meet or exceed levels of pay, hours, and safety for their drivers. This means that one should look into truck driving schools, which will provide individuals with the abilities that they need for them to make regional or national trips. I believe the benefits that the company provides (allowances and extra training) makes them into a company that is at the cutting edge of transport. This means that Stevens Transport is one of the best trucking companies that we have came in contact with, and they are looking to expand their business in the months and years to come. With so much experience on the road and in the planning games, the company knows precisely what they are doing. I believe that it is this more homegrown touch that makes Stevens Transport such an amazing company, and the website that they have maintained for that furthers that ideal. Viewers will immediately be able to see what I mean when they check it out.

What trips have you taken, and what experiences have you had with Stevens Transport? Have you seen any of their trucks on the roads or have had to deal in any professional fashion with the company?

Stevens Transport

The Spinney Brothers Score First #1!

The Spinney Brothers, “Canada’s International Bluegrass Band,” are proud to announce that “Memories”, the first single from their latest Mountain Fever Records CD of the same title, has reached #1 on Bluegrass Unlimited’s  Top 30 Songs chart for February. This is the band’s first time in the top spot of the National Bluegrass Survey. In addition, the complete project has moved up to #3 on Bluegrass Unlimited’s Top 15 Albums chart.


From the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada, brothers Allan Spinney on guitar and vocals and Rick Spinney on banjo and vocals debuted their band in 1992, featuring a tight brother duet vocal style that was immediately recognized for its energetic and distinctive sound. Since that time, the band has released 8 CDs independently and are recipients of many Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Awards including 3-time Vocal Group of the Year. In 2010, The Spinney Brothers were inducted into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame. Joined by Gary Dalrymple on mandolin and Darryl Hebb on bass, The Spinney Brothers have performed professionally all over Canada and in the United States from California to Maine making them “Canada’s International Bluegrass Band”.

Even with all the accolades the band had gained on its own as an independent artist in Canada, it wasn’t until the band signed with Virginia based Mountain Fever Records, subsequently releasing Memories in 2012, that the band began gaining international acclaim, receiving more airplay and booking more shows in the U.S. “I had been made aware of The Spinney Brothers through a friend who suggested I give them a listen,” states Mark Hodges of Mountain Fever Records. “I watched their progress as a band for about a year and when I discovered they would be in Nashville at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass conference in 2011, I made a point to attend one of their late-night showcases. I was really pleased with what I saw and heard and their enthusiasm was also a big factor in our decision to sign them to Mountain Fever Records. We just couldn’t be happier with their success.”

The Spinney Brothers have spent the first part of 2013 on a U.S. tour that has included a very successful benefit concert for the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY. They’ve just returned from performing on a bluegrass cruise and will continue their tour with shows in Florida and Georgia before returning to their Canadian homes in February. Here are the band’s remaining dates on this U.S. tour:

January 25th – Lake Wales, FL

January 29th – Largo, FL

January 30th – Zephyrhills, FL

January 31st – Sanford, FL

February 1st – Woodbine, GA

February 2nd – Davenport, FL

February 3rd – Bushnell, FL

For more information on The Spinney Brothers including a complete list of tour dates and more information on their chart-topping CD, Memories, please visit

The Spinney Brothers Score First #1!

Prog Rockers FEN Post New Video 'Of Losing Interest'

Vancouver progressive rockers FEN have posted a video for their title track from their fifth and latest album ‘Of Losing Interest’ released last summer via indie label Ripple Music to follow up their fourth release ‘Trails Out Of Gloom’.

“The song ‘Of Losing Interest’ broke new ground for us. We didn’t try to shape it into some convoluted or grandiose structure. We just let the riff be a riff and do its job and we kept the dynamics fairly steady throughout. At one point I considered titling the song, The Grump, based on the fact that the lyrics are from the perspective of someone who detests social interactions and does what he can to either cut them short or avoid them altogether. Overall, the video is a lofi attempt to reveal what might be inside his head.” comments vocalist / guitarist Doug Harrison.

To view the video, please visit the following link below.

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Their heaviest and most technical album to date, ‘Of Losing Interest’ is an album that revisits the band’s harder edged metallic past while retaining the melodic sensibilities that made ‘Trails Out of Gloom’ so alluring. Co-Produced by Mike Southworth, his fourth with the band, ‘Of Losing Interest’ is a contrast of technical virtuosity layered against warm low end organics.

Track Listing: Of Losing Interest

1. Riddled 03:55
2. Of Losing Interest 04:59
3. Nice For Three Days 04:04
4. A Long Line 04:43
5. The Glove 03:23
6. Drunken Relief 04:26
7. Light Up The End 03:34
8. Pilot Plant 06:03
9. Snake Path 03:17

Show Dates:

March 21, 2013 – The Electric Owl  – Vancouver, BC w/ Marching Mind, Porn for the Blind (kick off show for the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival, coming to Whistler April 12-21)


In January of 1998, in the mountain shadows of Nelson, British Columbia, a creatorship emerged called Fen. The road has been long for this dark-leaning band, which after more than a decade of obscurity, was finally ushered into the prog and metal fan’s psyche. This occurred in 2010, when Fen signed to California label Ripple music and released their fourth album Trails Out Of Gloom. The album garnered impressive reviews from bloggers and print magazines worldwide, including mention in the UK’s Classic Rock magazine and a perfect 16/16 score from the US authority on prog: Progressions Magazine. To follow up this attention, in May of 2011, the management of UK/Israeli prog veterans Blackfield invited Fen to open for them on the Vancouver stop of their North American tour.

To date, Fen’s music has sold in more than fifteen countries, and with the help of dedicated bloggers, two AAA-radio campaigns, and a music video for the single “Miracle,” the band’s following continues to expand. In surprising contrast to the dark nature of Fen’s music, their songs have been placed on HGTV (Home and Garden Television) and Animal Planet’s, From Underdog to Wonderdog, among others. The song “Through the Night” will soon be available on the video game RockBand.

Fen has performed at clubs and festivals throughout BC, and in the summer of 2011, took part in the Forest Symphony at UBC’s Pacific Spirit Park. Fen’s fifth album, Of Losing Interest, will be available in August 2012, and is a return to the heavier aspects of the bands sound. It is their second release under the Ripple Music label, and it brings together a band line up first assembled in 1999.

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FEN – Of Losing Interest (Ripple Music) 2012

Release Date: August 14, 2012

Label: Ripple Music

R.I.Y.L. - Tool, Coheed & Cambria, A Perfect Circle, Megadeth, 3, Incubus, Porcupine Tree

Prog Rockers FEN Post New Video 'Of Losing Interest'

Magic the Gathering: Gatecrash Review

The new expansion for Magic: the Gathering is set to be released on February 1st, and we were given a special sneak peek into the set.
The Gatecrash expansion captures the exploits of five guilds – Boros (Red/White), Dimir (Blue/Black), Gruul (Red/Green), Orzhov (Black/White) and Simic (Blue/Green). Each guild has their own keyword. We were able to test out the Dimir Dementia Intro pack, consisting of blue and black cards focusing on the Dimir guild. This deck focused on the new cipher mechanic, which allows players to cast a spell each time the ciphered creature does combat damage to an opponent. This means that an effect like Whispering Madness (2UB), which forces players to discard their hands and draw cards equal to the largest amount of cards held by a player, could happen four or five times in a game. Boros has battalion, a buff that occurs when more than three creatures attack, while Orzhov has extort, an extra mana cost that pings an opponent for 1 damage and grants the Orzhov player with 1 life. Gruul has a set of combat tricks called Bloodrush that bolsters attacking forces should a mana cost and a discard occur; Simic allows creatures to evolve, or gain +1/+1 counters when a creature with a greater power or toughness enters the battlefield.
Two planeswalkers are present in this expansion – Domri Rade (Red/Green) and Gideon, Champion of Justice (White). Domri Rade allows players to either fight creatures (assign an attacking/blocking pair), stockpile creatures in hand, or get a game-changing emblem that grants double strike, trample, hexproof, and haste. The latest Gideon provides a +1 ability that gives Gideon loyalty counters to the tune of enemy creatures, while his 0 ability turns him into an indestructible soldier that cannot be damaged. The -15 ability exiles all other permanents. Players will be able to go to their local gaming store or department store to purchase packs, intro decks, and fat packs.
Rating: 9.3/10

Gatecrash Expansion / Magic: The Gathering / Return to Ravnica Block /

Magic the Gathering: Gatecrash Review

Friday, January 25, 2013

T-Money New Music Video 'I Do It For My City'

Dropping his new single ‘I Do It For My City’ earlier this January, Canadian hip hop artist T-Money is proud to share with fans his latest music video directed by Jeremy Thibodeau in support of his anthem for  his hometown of Montreal aka Real City!! To check the track please head on over to the following links below.

T Money – Do it for my City Feat. Black & Nyce

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The single is the follow up to his 2012 track ‘Doin Me’ produced by Krunk Captain and music video directed by Jeremy Thibodeauwhich can be viewed at the following link below.

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From the dark corners of Austin, Texas, singer/songwriter Nathan Opposition, his brother Michael Jochum (electric guitar) and acoustic guitarist Justin “Ribs” Mason have been annihilating the underground rock scene under the moniker of ANCIENT VVISDOM.

Utilizing unusual instrumentation including a bowed stand-up bass, synths, and machete/bamboo percussion over their acoustic guitars, the band set out to develop an enticing yet macabre sound — which Opposition describes as “the root of rock n’ roll and blues” — on their 2011 debut release “A Godlike Inferno,” which garnered the band a strong cult following. Classic Rock called the album a “dark and brooding beast,” comparing it to “the dirty glam swagger of Ziggy-era Bowie,” while Kerrang! praised its “hypnotic tone and rich soundscapes.”

Determined to spread their infectious sound to the masses, the band took on an opening spot for Ghost’s inaugural U.S. headlining tour in 2012, as well as a performance at the Scion-sponsored Death Comes Ripping showcase at that year’s South By Southwest festival that left concertgoers begging for mercy. Buoyed by nominations for “Best Underground Band” at Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods Awards and for “Best New Band” at Classic Rock’s annual awards, the band then headed overseas, a jaunt that included performances at Norway’s Inferno Festival and the prestigous Roadburn Festival as well as a live broadcast on BBC Radio, where they premiered a new track (the fittingly titled “The Last Man on Earth”).

ANCIENT VVISDOM have been further honing in on their archaic sound ever since, producing a mesmerizing follow-up to “A Godlike Inferno” at Diamond Factory Studios in Austin. Their new album, “Deathlike,” holds true to its moniker, putting the listener into a state of repose.Their only hope lies in Opposition’s vocals — which, combined with the impassioned acoustic instrumentation, leaves listeners at the edge of their seat as they try to comprehend the depth of his haunting lyrics. Once again mixed and mastered by “A Godlike Inferno” engineer/co-producer Jason Buntz, who this time partnered with Enormous Door founder Jack Control (Jet, The Darkness, …Trail Of Dead), “Deathlike”s sound remains true to the band with it’s rich acoustic tones and heavy electric guitars chugging through an apocalyptic world. “Deathlike” will be released by Prosthetic Records on Feb. 5, 2013 in the U.S.



There is always a need for individuals that know the array of different alcoholic beverages, and those individuals will be able to get that sort of training through attending Bartending School. Bartending Classes are required to provide all the information that individuals would need in regards to drink composition, trends in bartending, and what to look out for to receive the largest tips. I know that there were a number of radio spots done in the 1990s about bartending school, but the amount of spots that are open to well-trained bartenders have only increased. This means that people have to hold the training that is offered by a Bartending Certification before they could be considered to be a head bartender or other high-end job in the field. Whether one would just be taking on a bartending role in a chain restaurant or at the highest end of establishments, the skills that are provided with bartending school will provide a tremendous amount of benefit. There just are too many bartenders currently out on the market that do not know how to make any sort of drinks and possess incredibly poor form. If they were able to go to bartending school, I believe that they would be much better types of workers. Perhaps an intrepid chain or set of restaurants could pay for their new hires to attend bartending school. This is especially important considering the fact that liquor sales represent a substantial portion of a restaurant’s sales for those that offer the stuff.

Bartending school is perfect for those individuals that are trying to better their life. If they have been stuck with host / hostess positions in their career in restaurants, adding bartending certification will allow them to move up pay grades in the years to come. The information that is presented during bartending school will stay useful no matter how long one is in the serving industry. If you know anyone that would like to achieve a better career than they have now in the service industry, tell them to check out this website. The ability to attend bartending school may just be what an individual needs to change their life around. Have any of you ever been to bartending school? How was it, what were the classes like, and what would you have liked to see during your time in the school. Thanks as always for reading this post.


Swedish House Mafia Announce Support For North American Leg Of Their Massive 'One Last Tour'

Black Tie Rave: New Auction
On Feb. 28th, the Swedes will hold a Black Tie Rave charity event at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The first round of tickets were auctioned off in December and with under a third of the tickets sold, an astonishing $437,000 was raised for the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund in support of hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Swedish House Mafia have just announced that the second auction will take place on Feb. 1st at 10am EST at The new auction will benefit Save The Children, the world’s leading independent organization for children, who will join the national dialogue on gun control, the provision and availability of mental health services, and violence in society in the wake of the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec. 14th.  Save The Children’s goal is to use their experience in advocacy, their seven decades of serving poor and vulnerable children in the U.S., and their commitment to children’s protection and rights to inform and influence both the dialogue and the policies that will emerge as the nation addresses issues that have a direct impact on the safety, security and well-being of its citizens—especially children.
Starting bid is $100.00 per ticket and fans can purchase a minimum of 2 tickets and maximum of 4 tickets.  More info available at In addition anyone on the guest list for the U.S. tour will be asked to donate and optional $10.00 at the door for Save The Children.
“During the process of planning the Black Tie Rave, the Newton tragedy happened and we decided that as we had already raised more money than we had hoped for, that we would add Save The Children to the list of charities who will benefit from this event.  Their work helping children who have suffered violence of all kinds is incredible and it felt right to bring them into what fundraising efforts we can achieve through this tour,” said Swedish House Mafia.
It’s also confirmed that Pete Tong will fly in to support Swedish House Mafia at this special event along side Carl Kennedy!
“During the process of planning the Black Tie Rave, the Newton tragedy happened and we decided that as we had already raised more money than we had hoped for, that we would add Save The Children to the list of charities who will benefit from this event.  Their work helping children who have suffered violence of all kinds is incredible and it felt right to bring them into what fundraising efforts we can achieve through this tour,” said Swedish House Mafia.
SHM announce supports
(Los Angeles, CA – Jan. 24, 2013) – SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA have announced the line up for the much anticipated North American leg of their massive world-wide One Last Tour.   Armand Van Helden will play his first NYC gig in five years when he joins the Swedes at Madison Square Garden on March 1st  alongside the legendary Pete Tong. Pete Tong and Carl Kennedy will play with Swedish House Mafia at their Feb. 28th Black Tie Rave charity event and Tong will also open for the Swedes at Barclay’s Center on March 2nd.  AN21, Anthony Atalla, Max Vangeli, NO_ID and Otto Knows will all open on select dates throughout the tour (full listing below).
As previously announced, an all-star line up will play Swedish House Mafia’s hugely anticipated 2-day Masquerade Motel in Los Angeles on March 8th and 9th at the Los Angles Historic Park.  Each day will usher in 35,000 ravers, which promises to be an event not to be missed.  March 9th sold out in minutes but there are still some tickets available for March 8th.  March 8th will bring AlessoOtto Knows, Mat Zo and Third Party to the main stage and Nero (DJ Set), Sub Focus,Clockwork and Monsta to the The Marquee.  On March 9th, The Swedes will be joined again by Alesso on the main stage along with Zedd , AN21 & Max Vangeli & No ID with Sub Focus, Style of Eye, Clockwork and Monsta returning to The Marquee.
All of the originally announced North American dates sold out in minutes, causing the group to add additional dates.  Most of the dates are now completely sold out however fans can still purchase tickets for shows on Feb. 17th in San Francisco AND March 8th Masquerade Motel in Los Angeles.
Toronto will be opening additional tiers of the sold out arena dates on Feb 22 and 23 to cope with demand and will be on-sale at 10AM EST tomorrow January 25th
One Last Tour is the group’s most extensive tour ever and will hit stateside on February 13th in San Francisco. The massive outing started in November in Dubai and has made stops throughout India, Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and will visit South Africa, Australia and Mexico before reaching the states.  The North American leg will hit San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, NYC, LA and Miami.   It was announced last month that the final curtain call for One Last Tour will happen at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, marking a significant milestone in the group’s career together.  Ultra is whereAxwellSteve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso played their first festival headline in North America.  They will play both the opening night of the festival on March 15th and the closing on March 24th in what is sure to be an emotional farewell to the group’s millions of fans across the globe and promises to create unrivalled memories for fans and the group alike.  A full list of tour dates can be found below.
“Don’t You Worry Child” feat. John Martin entered the Billboard Hot 100 this week at #7, marking the group’s first top 10 entry on the chart. It is currently at #6 on the top 40 airplay charts as it continues to reach epic heights around the globe. The #1 Billboard club chart topper is now officially a platinum selling smash and in February will compete for a Grammy award in the Best Dance Recording category.  “Don’t You Worry Child” is the lead single from the Swedes’ second compilation album ‘UNTIL NOW’ which was released on October 22nd and forms the official soundtrack to the group’s massive world-wide One Last Tour ( The DYWC video has racked up nearly 50 million views to date.
One Last Tour North American Dates:
FEB 8TH          FORO ALTERNO                                 -  GUADALAJARA
                         with Otto Knows
FEB 9TH          FORO SOL                                          -  MEXICO CITY
                         with Otto Knows
FEB 13TH         BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM – SAN FRANCISCO – SOLD OUT                          AN21 & Max Vangeli Opening
FEB 14TH         BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM – SAN FRANCISCO – SOLD OUT                          AN21 & Max Vangeli Opening
FEB 15TH         BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM – SAN FRANCISCO – SOLD OUT                          Otto Knows Opening
FEB 16TH         BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM – SAN FRANCISCO – SOLD OUT                          NO_ID Opening
FEB 17TH          BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM – SAN FRANCISCO                                                NO-ID Opening
FEB 20TH         UNITED CENTER                             – CHICAGO            – SOLD OUT                           Anthony Atalla Opening
FEB 22ND        ROGERS CENTER                            – TORONTO           – SOLD OUT                           Otto Knows Opening
FEB 23RD        ROGERS CENTER                            – TORONTO           – SOLD OUT                           Otto Knows Opening
FEB 27TH         BELL CENTRE                                   – MONTREAL
                         AN21 Opening
FEB 28TH         HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM “BLACK TIE RAVE” BENEFIT – NEW YORK                          Pete Tong and Carl Kennedy Opening
MAR 1ST          MADISON SQUARE GARDEN             – NEW YORK          – SOLD OUT                          Armand Van Helden, Pete Tong Opening
MAR 2ND         BARCLAY’S CENTER                         – NEW YORK          – SOLD OUT                          Pete Tong Opening
MAR 3RD         BARCLAY’S CENTER                          – NEW YORK          – SOLD OUT                          Otto Knows Opening
MAR 4TH          BARCLAY’S CENTER                          – NEW YORK          – SOLD OUT                          AN21 Opening
MAR 8TH          MASQUERADE MOTEL @ LA STATE HISTORIC PARK       -LA                  Mainstage: AlessoOtto Knows, Mat Zo and Third Party Marquee:  Nero (DJ Set), Sub Focus, Clockwork and Monsta
MAR 9TH          MASQUERADE MOTEL @ LA STATE HISTORIC PARK - LA – SOLD OUT Mainstage: Alesso, Zedd ,AN21 & Max Vangeli & No ID Marquee: Sub Focus, Style of Eye, Clockwork and Monsta

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