Monday, April 29, 2013

Public Apology by Dave Bry Book Review

Dave Bry’s first book is so brilliant in its simplicity it’s pretty astounding no one has thought of it before – the apology genre. Though his execution is so deft it’s almost certain if anyone had attempted this before it would not be as nearly memorable. Yes, I realize there is nothing new about self-confessional essays, but an entire book of apologies? I think we’re breaking new ground here folks.

Public Apology is exactly as billed: an apology… for many things. Bry, a music writer, digs back deep in his past and makes amends for everything from singing “Stairway to Heaven” in the ear of his partner at an eighth grade dance to tossing beer cans over the fence of Jon Bon Jovi’s New Jersey home, an example of a fantastic non-apology apology (“You know how sometimes you tell the day by the bottle that you drink, and then other times when you’re alone and all you do is think? Well, sometimes when you’re seventeen and a world-famous-rock star who is famously from the state where you live but whose music you strongly dislike buys a fancy house on a cul-de-sac in the next town over…”). The list continues, including one to “Sean Something” for having sex with his girlfriend on Senior Skip Day.

Though the bulk of the book is dedicated to deliciously snarky mea culpas, there are a few very heartfelt apologies hiding within (the first that comes to mind is dedicated to Bry’s father for not being there immediately as he was calling out, dying on an airplane).

With Public Apology, Bry has created the definitive book for a genre that had yet to exist. Until now.

Public Apology by Dave Bry Book Review/Hardcover/272 pages/Grand Central Publishing/2013
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Public Apology by Dave Bry Book Review

Stellastarr* Harmonies for the Haunted CD Review


“Lost in Time” has a shine that is unmistakably eighties, whether it is through the Cure-like guitars or the melodramatic vocals present on the track. The track is intense yet unmistakably depressing; the aforementioned guitar lines elicit sympathy and remorse for the lead male vocalist. Continuing the retro style of “Lost In Time”, the vocals move even more close to recreating those of Robert Smith during “Damn This Foolish Heart”. Incorporating a very inorganic synthesizer to this track, the result is that Stellastarr* have came to the plate with a track that would work equally well in the eighties as it does today. It is during “The Diver” that the band really incorporates some impressive new sounds; the deliberateness of the drums during the track are just one of these new directions, which are coupled with female vocals a la early-nineties goth rock.

The harder edge of “The Diver” really takes on part of the “Green”-era R.E.M. sound and “Joshua Tree”-era U2; just witness the coupling of jangling guitars with super-sonic vocals. By the time that “Sweet Troubled Soul” kicks into the speaker, the album title really comes into play; the songs contained within are not going to be the happiest that the band can come up with. The main issue on the disc is the argument that the two distinct sounds have throughout; there are the bombastic goth-dance classics like “The Diver”, and the Cure-like, more introspective tracks like “Precious Games”. To be honest, some of the goth-dance tracks become a little too repetitive for their own good, but are still done in a way that mesh well with the slightly darker fare on the rest of the disc.

What is nice to hear is the later-disc track “Born In A Flea Market”. Unwilling to show that they are in any type of rut, Stellastarr* comes forth with this track, looking forward (as it were) to the grunge movement by incorporating a noisy, Pixies-like guitar to the mix. The amount of ground the band has covered between CDs is nothing less than shocking. While the first disc was nothing to scoff at, the very cohesive blast, salvo after salvo that the band unleashes with “Harmonies For The Haunted” is something to truly blow listeners away. The tracks may hold a tremendous amount of influence by decaded-old music, but there is no room to say that this disc sounds the least bit dated. By playing this goth/rock style, Stellastarr* has hopefully opened up a new style of music.

Top Tracks: Born In A Flea Market, Damn This Foolish Heart

Rating: 7.0/10

Stellastarr* Harmonies for the Haunted CD Review

Stellastarr* Harmonies for the Haunted CD Review


Dan Deacon’s new music video for his RSD single ‘Konono Ripoff Nº1′ is a snap

shot, time capsule and video yearbook of the Baltimore scene rolled into one. Like many of Deacon’s art project-as-music-videos (see ‘True Thrush‘ music video from Deacon’s 2012 full-length America) the cast is made up of the Baltimore arts community.

The video is a series of animated GIF portraits of each cast member with objects they felt represented them or were special to them.

The interactive music video directed by Meredith Moore and produced by Alan Resnick lets you take part through the use of the free Dan Deacon smartphone app powered by Wham City Lights.

Initially conceived of to be used at his live shows as featured in the music video for America‘s “Guilford Ave Bridge“, the app was subsequently used on his network television debut performance on Jimmy Kimmel last year to bring the home viewing audience into the performance.

The smartphone app syncs the phone to the music video and results in two simultaneous playing videos. The video on the smartphone displays the rotating objects of the cast member in the music video. The speed of the object’s rotation is determined by the user holding the smartphone.

The ‘Konono Ripoff Nº1′ single can now be purchased digitally with bonus tracks.


05-06 Brussels, BE – Nuits Botanique @ Rotonde Botanique

05-07 Rouen, FR – Club 106

05-08 Luxembourg, LU – Exit07

05-10 Lyon, FR – Festival Le Nuits Sonores

05-12 Milan, IT – La Salumeria Della Musica

05-13 Rome, IT – Circolo degli Artisti

05-14 Ravena, IT – Bronson

05-15 Munich, DE – Feierwerk

05-16 Cologne, DE – Electronic Beats @ E-Wek

05-18 Graz, AT – Forum Stadtpark

05-19 Vienna, AT – B72

05-20 Ljubljana, SI – Metelkova

05-21 Zagreb, HR – Zedno Uho

05-23 Dudingen, CH – Bad Bonn Festival

05-25 Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound

05-27 Bordeaux, FR – Iboat

05-28 Tours, FR – Le Temps Machine

05-29 Orlean, FR – Astrolabe

05-30 Amsterdam, NL – Trouw

06-01 Porto, PT – Optimus Primavera Sound

06-12 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *

06-15 Minneapolis, MN – Rock the Garden Festival

06-21-23 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival

06-21-23 Camber Sands, UK – ATP curated by Deerhunter

07-09 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *

07-19 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest *

07-11 Chicago, IL – Millenium Park

07-11-13 Mariaville, KY – CAMP Bisco Music Festival

07-15 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall *

07-16 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *

07-19 Dour, BE – Dour Festival

09-08 Salt Lake City, UT – Depot *

09-09 Denver, CO – Ogden *

10-16 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre *

10-17 Chicago, IL – Riviera *

10-24 Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater *

* = w/ Animal Collective


Dan Deacon

Konono Ripoff No. 1 7″ single


Record Store Day exclusive


Track List:


A) Konono Ripoff No. 1

B) Konono Ripoff No. 1 (Version B) instrumental





Official Site –


Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp DVD Review


The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is a 1943 title that showcases the evolution of conflict from the years immediately preceding the first World War out until the mid-point of World War II. General Clive Candy (Roger Livesey, The Stowaway and Finger of Guilt) is increasingly left behind in all aspects of society, whether it be warfare, love, or culture. The liberal usage of flashback scenes provides viewers with a greater sense of Candy’s backstory, allowing for greater immersion in the film. Usage of vibrant color (compounded with the usage of Technicolor) allows this film to achieve a bigger than life feel, while the 70 years that have passed since its release make the subject material foreign to viewers.The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp has been cleaned up significantly, with the print presented here representing the best in technology.

The audio commentary that is presented here showcases a meeting of the minds between Colonel Blimp’s director (Michael Powell) along with Martin Scorsese. The ability of the two to showcase the existing context of the film alongside the ramifications that it had for cinema that followed is particularly illuminating. Other featurettes include an essay written by Molly Haskell which explains how The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp fit in to simple era and genre releases, ultimately deciding that the title represents something substantially different from the rest of the fare from the era.

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp can be purchased at any well-stocked video store; online retailers may be able to knock a few dollars off of the film’s MSRP. Visit the Criterion website for more information about the company and their slate of films for 2013 and beyond.

Rating: 9.0/10

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp DVD Review / 2013 Criterion / 163 Minutes /

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp DVD Review

Dopamite Fat Burner Review


A problem that I have identified with a number of fat burning supplements has to be the tendency to just slap a ton of caffeine into a blend of components and call it a day. MHP’s Dopamite includes those components that have been overwhelmingly shown to effect body fat, and as a result, this is one of the few fat burning supplements that we have reviewed that has any sort of effect.

The blend of fat cutters like Yerba Mate and focus providers and vinpocetine like L-Tyrosine with energy providers like caffeine and theobromine make Dopamite a strong supplement. The energy that is provided by Dopamite is long-lasting and does not bring on a crash to those that are supplementing with it.  Dopamite works well no matter whether an individual is doing cardio, doing heavy weight training, or even taking on crossfit events. The focus-increasing inclusions make this supplement perfect for anyone that is up against a deadline or has to do a project or final exam. Two pills (one after breakfast, one before dinner) will be enough for most individuals to keep them energized throughout the day. Through my supplementation with Dopamite, I found it much easier to sit down and get to work (writing reviews, for example). Alongside an intraworkout and a post-workout protein, I found that Dopamite was absolutely stellar in keeping my motivation up through a workout and into the hours immediately following the workout.

MHP’s website has bottles of Dopamite for a hair under $40, along with information about the supplement and the entirety of their product line. Add their Facebook at for information about their events and new products.

Rating: 9.2/10

Dopamite Fat Burner Review / MHP / / (6)

Dopamite Fat Burner Review

Dead Island Riptide Xbox 360 Video Game Review


Dead Island Riptide is the new gold standard in zombie themed games. A number of efforts have suffered from the prominence of shows like The Walking Dead, meanging that companies are more than happy to slap zombie skins and elements on an unrelated title. Dead Island Riptide is a title that is able to appease all fans of the zombie genre while keeping the gameplay elements intuitive and immersive. The storyline is very serviceable and seems to be an improvement on the typical zombie film, while the replay value of the ensures that players will continually come back to the title. The only drawback that I could find is that the difficulty level will be a little on the high side for the younger subset of players. While ample amounts of play will destroy that hurdle, the game will be a slight bit intimidating on first grasp as players familiarize themselves.

Dead Island Riptide is a game that allows players to create their own character and outfit them with a range of skills, vehicles, and throw eir into the widest possible amount of weather and overall conditions. The free-style world in which players will find themselves is beautifully crafted and establishes something similar to real life while maintaining a completely different feel.

Make sure to pick up a copy of the Special Edition of Dead Island Riptide. There are a number of additional features that are included in this edition, including a bonus skin for the character, an intricate strategy map, and a steelbook case. Keep an eye out for Deep Silver’s upcoming titles through the rest of the year at their website.

Rating: 8.6/10
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Dead Island Riptide Xbox 360 Video Game Review

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mad Dukez & Fresh Kils - "Bootleg Bartenders"

Check out the new single from the Buffalo based MC Mad Dukez.  The founding member of the Essential Vitamins Crew and a member of the pioneering jazz fusion group Gruvasylum he’s now back in the studio and working on some of his new material.  After wrapping up the Warped Tour and Deleted Scenes Tour last year he and Fresh Kils premiered some of the new work at SXSW this year.  The new album “Gatsby” is coming this summer.

Big D and the Kids Table self-releasing double album June 11

Big D and the Kids Table front man David McWane has said, “There are people who want to be in a band and then there are musicians.” Once in a while a group comes along that makes music simply because they have no other choice – they are addicted musicians. McWane describes the group as – “Modern American gypsies.”


Big D and the Kids Table have been playing strong for over 16 years. They were the first American Ska-Punk band to tour China (which they organized themselves) and have also brought their music to England, Europe, Japan, Mexico, Canada and Australia, with little or no help from the music industry. These Boston natives’ ‘Do It Yourself’ mentality cannot be topped. They are applauded for their own recording, promoting, merchandising and booking.


Now coming upon their 17th year, Big D has raised money through KickStarter to record their two new records titled: ‘Stomp’ & ‘Stroll’.


Why two records? Big D’s style of music ranges from Ska, Punk, Thrash, Dub, Reggae and Stroll — a style of music they’ve created. This allows Big D to appeal to a diverse collection of listeners. By raising money for these two records, Big D was able to record an upbeat Ska-Punk record for their fans who love high-energy music as well as a Stroll-Reggae record for listeners who enjoy the band’s more eclectic sound and, of course, to quench the thirst of the fans of all styles Big D’s music.

Big D and the Kids Table self-releasing double album June 11

Top 10 Most Depressing Rap Songs

10) Immortal Technique – Dance With The Devil

09) T.I. – Live My Life Alone

08) Tupac – So Many Tears

07) Nas – Undying Love

06) Spice 1- Face of a Desperate Man

05) Tech N9ne – Suicide Letters

04) Notorious B.I.G. – Suicidal Thoughts.

03) Nas – Undying Love

02) Kid Cudi – Mr. Solo Dolo

01) Blu – Dancing in the Rain

Bonus: Atmosphere – Yesterday

Top 10 Most Depressing Rap Songs

Friday, April 26, 2013

ScienceNV Feature

RrsuAM6Hb1-X6V8VWzn3k691NT3ntWPDQObLeEX1XXAScienceNV has been around since 2005, and are releasing their third album, Last Album Before the End of Time, on April 30th. In the time since their debut effort, 2008’s Really Loud Noises, the act has evolved considerably. I feel that the tracks on Last Album… showcase a more pensive and thoughtful act than was heard on Really Loud Noises or 2010’s Pacific Circumstances. ScienceNV is a band that gets together as a labor of love rather than an occupation. The tracks on Last Album… reflect this as the band soars on guitar lines, complex synth sections, and precise drumming. The unmatched care taken with these arrangements provides a clue to the band’s day-time gigs in the science field. What results on Last Album Before the End of Time is something that is utterly special and should be picked up by fans of progressive rock, hard rock, and experimental music alike.

Two singles have been released to promote the new album – Titan and Curved Space. The band creates a radio-ready track in Curved Space, which touches upon the fringes of funk, rock, and soul. The tracks do well in establishing the different sides of the band, and provide listeners with some semblance of where the disc will ultimately go. ScienceNV is much more concerned with the creation of a cohesive and coherent album, as evidenced by the placement of the nine-plus minute opus Mars as the opener. While many bands let longer efforts slip away from their control, there is a laser-like focus to the arrangements created by the guitars, drum, and synthesizers. The four-part ring cycle (Titan, Iapetus, Enceladus, and Stella Mortis) comprise fifteen minutes of Last Album Before the End of Time’s run time. The constituent movements represent considerably different takes on the same general feeling, providing additional momentum for the album as it begins to hurtle to the end.

ScienceNV are an act that are looking to make big waves with their new album, Check out their website at and for more information about the band, their releases, and official videos for their music . Individuals that wish to pick up a copy of Last Album Before the End of Time can contact the band directly after the title is released.

ScienceNV Feature

China Beach The Complete Series DVD Review

China Beach has long topped lists across the Internet and in countless magazines of the most-requested TV show still not available on DVD, despite being off the air now for more than 20 years.

Well, our long national nightmare is finally over. Star Vista has just turned over a massive, 21 DVD collection, boasting all 62 episodes of the critically-lauded show, commentaries, gag reels, a slew of interviews, a 25th anniversary cast reunion and tons more. Amazingly, they were also able to secure the rights to music from hundreds of classic Vietnam War-era songs by everyone from Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin. You can only imagine how much that bill ultimately came to, but the music was always part of the formula for the series. It just wouldn’t have worked as well with lesser-known music.

The show, which ran on ABC from ’88-to-’91, was like catnip to Baby Boomers. Starring Dana Delany and a slew of other actors just getting their start at the time (like Marg Helgenberger, Ricki Lake and Michael Boatman) the series was set in a beach city in Vietnam during the war and focused on the lives of the American doctors, Red Cross volunteers and soldiers (obviously) dealing with the war and being away from home. Think MASH, but without the laugh track.

The pilot is admittedly shaky (not that unusual for first episodes) with some stilted, sometimes forced dialogue, but the writers and actors quickly get the feel for the terrain and just a few episodes in you can clearly see how this show managed to quickly catch on with TV critics and the small, but soon-to-be devote following. The writing was original and remarkably fresh for the time. Even if it were released today, it would be hard to see one of the traditional Big Four Networks giving the show a fighting chance. More likely it would find a home and flourish at a channel like AMC or HBO.

It may have taken decades to finally end up on DVD, but the wait was clearly worth it.

China Beach: The Complete Series/21 DVDs/59 hrs. and 13 mins./Star Vista Entertainment/2013

China Beach The Complete Series DVD Review

Stream Love Sign B-Side + North AmericanTour

Free Energy here, with some important information:

Our tour has kicked off this week! We’re pumped.

And we just added some shows supporting The Darkness, so check out the dates below.

Also, you can stream the previously unreleased B-Side “Love Sign” here:

You can grab a download of “Love Sign” and the previously unreleased “Wild Life” on April 30th, 2013 on iTunes.

We’re stoked to see all your righteous faces.

4/26 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall - BUY TICKETS NOW

4/30 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade - BUY TICKETS NOW

5/1 Charleston, SC @ The Royal American - TIX AT DOOR

5/2 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 - BUY TICKETS NOW

5/3 Washington DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel* - BUY TICKETS NOW

5/4 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar* - BUY TICKETS NOW

5/5 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom* - BUY TICKETS NOW

5/7 Boston, MA @ Sinclair* - BUY TICKETS NOW

5/11 Wilmington, DE @ Wilmington Flower Market – FREE SHOW

5/13 Providence, RI @ Lupos^ - BUY TICKETS NOW

5/14 Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon^ - BUY TICKETS NOW

5/16 Baltimore, MD @ Power Plant Live^ – FREE SHOW

5/18 Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall^ - BUY TICKETS NOW

5/19 Montreal, QC @ Corona^ - BUY TICKETS NOW

6/7-6/8 Los Angeles, CA @ Jubilee Music & Arts Festival - BUY TICKETS NOW

6/22 Minneapolis, MN @ 10 Thousand Sounds Festival - BUY TICKETS NOW

7/11 Pattersonville, NY @ Camp Bisco Festival - BUY TICKETS NOW

*with Deap Vally

^with The Darkness

Stream Love Sign B-Side + North AmericanTour

Police Precinct Board Game Review

Police Precinct

The first time I saw Police Precinct, it was at the tail end of its successful Kickstarter campaign in early 2012. A year later, after exceeding their pledge goal by over $3,000, publisher Common Man Games has released their anticipated game to the public. But does the final product live up to the early promises?

Police Precinct casts you and up to five friends as one of eight selectable police officers and detectives, each with their own special abilities to solve crime and navigate the board. Your objective is to work together to gather enough evidence to arrest a murderer before he can escape town, while at the same time controlling the local gang population and handling different emergencies that pop up at every turn. Fail to apprehend the murderer in a set number of turns, or neglect to keep the gangs and emergencies in check via the ascending crime tracker, and it’s game over.

With well over 20 different types of boards, tokens and card decks, Police Precinct is a robust and daunting offering to dive into, and the instruction manual sits at 16 pages. Unfortunately, the manual can be quite confusing and tough to read in parts (including a setup page with minuscule images of some of the game pieces), and in my first playthrough with three friends, we spent an hour just trying to get through the instructions to learn how to set up the board and play. This made for a frustrating first encounter, and while the instructions do suggest that new players set up the game and play a few rounds by themselves before explaining it to their gaming group (a great suggestion), they wait to do so until page 13, well after we were in the thick of things.

To their credit, Common Man has been proactive about the instructions, uploading a cleaner downloadable version of the set-up guide to Police Precinct’s page, which is very helpful. Hopefully updated versions of the game can include these instructions in-box.

But after that rough initial playthrough, and after a thorough re-reading of the instructions by myself, subsequent playthroughs of the game became much easier and intuitive, and I found myself really enjoying it. Balance is the name of the game in Police Precinct, and if you and your team neglect to tend to the various emergencies and gang activity in favor of just the murder investigation, you’ll soon find the entire map gridlocked and the crime tracker approaching dangerous levels. Communicating and plotting your moves is necessary for success – sending two players to deal with an urgent bank robbery while the others collect evidence, for example – and when we pulled off a well-coordinated strike to bring down the murderer two rounds before he was set to escape, it was a pretty satisfying experience.

Be forewarned, with a crime tracker board and evidence board in addition to the main game board and various cards and tokens, Police Precinct takes up a lot of space. My first playthrough was on a narrower table, and it made for a cramped experience. If you don’t want to be stuck holding your character card and tokens while trying to roll dice, a bigger table is a necessity.

Adding a wrinkle to the teamwork, players can also play with one secret dirty cop, whose goal is to covertly sabotage the efforts of their fellow officers and allow the murderer to escape. Acts of sabotage can be removing evidence (by pretending the card you drew is blank), hoarding resources, or even accusing another player of being dirty to deflect suspicion. It’s a nice way to change up the pace for returning players, and Common Man has also added more clarity to the dirty cop role, again on

There are also a few typos and spelling errors that make the final product rough around the edges. These range from small (“or or” instead of “or”) to several significant ones. One player card is for an officer named Doug Piece, yet on his police car token and in the instruction manual, his last name is spelled “Pearce”. And most egregiously, the game board features a compass that has east and west incorrectly reversed (so east is on the left instead of the right and vice versa). None of the errors will directly impact your playing of the game, but they still warrant mention.

Despite its flaws, Police Precinct is a game that I had fun with, and look forward to introducing to more people. I wouldn’t recommend it for your less-patient friends, but if you’re willing to look past the rough patches and dedicate some time to the instruction manual, you’ll find an experience with enough variety and strategy to earn its place on your board game shelf.

Rating: 7.5/ 10

Police Precinct Board Game Review/ Common Man Games, 2013

(This board game was reviewed with a copy provided by Common Man Games. Cameron Gidari is a freelance writer and the author of Seattle Before8. Follow him on twitter at CGidari)

Police Precinct Board Game Review

Mathew Jonson To Release 'Her Blurry Pictures' on Crosstown Rebels, June 11

For many the ultimate visionary and sonic wizard, Mathew Jonson delivers a rare solo album for Crosstown Rebels with ‘Her Blurry Pictures’, encompassing a new evolution in his rhythmically complex and timeless approach over eight fluid and rich compositions.

Although distinctive as Jonson’s production style, ‘Her Blurry Pictures’ marks the end of a phase for the Canadian in which he used music as a tool of escapism and looking within. Predominantly made in his studio in Berlin in 2012 (alongside some older choices from his hometown of Vancouver) ‘Her Blurry Pictures’ maps his coming into focus, moving into a new chapter of reflection, remaining present and finding a deeper connection.

Rising to prominence over a decade ago, Mathew Jonson has cast shadows on others in his field through a distinctive voice that offers a rare fusion of populist intensities and nuanced musicality, spanning elegant electronica, emotive techno and the universal laws of house.

A past cover star of DJ Mag UK and Groove Germany Jonson is one of the most well­respected names in electronic music with past releases on M_NUS, Perlon and his own Wagon Repair label.

His first output in three years, the album follows two solo singles on Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels imprint in 2012. Jonson has recently focused on his Cobblestone Jazz outfit (an improvised live 3 piece collaboration techno project) and the extended fourpiece, the Modern Deep Left Quartet as well as Midnight Operator (a raw, rough, uptempo partnership focusing on dancefloor bombs), each of which have earned him widespread success.


“My solo material is introspective and I go deep into each feeling and direction. With Cobblestone Jazz it’s more like a conversation between players. Midnight Operator is nothing less than an all out attack on the senses.

In the studio I keep an intuitive way of working where there is freedom outside the laws of musical training. Tracks can be produced anywhere though ­ the first album track was made during soundcheck at Free Your Mind festival for example. The last few years my life has seen a transition from darker states into something filled with light. This has led to the release of my latest album.”

Mathew Jonson To Release 'Her Blurry Pictures' on Crosstown Rebels, June 11

The Uncluded Announce Tour Dates

The Uncluded (Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson) are excited to unveil the details of their upcoming US tour which will begin on May 28 in Washington DC and will find the duo taking their whimsical tunes from coast to coast. The tour includes dates in Chicago at Old Town School of Folk Music on June 8 as well as stops along the West Coast in Los Angeles at the First Unitarian Church on July 25. For all dates, the band will be supported by Hamell On Trial. For the full itinerary, please see below.

The Uncluded are touring in support of their upcoming debut album Hokey Fright, out on May 7th on Rhymesayers.

Kimya Dawson is a Grammy winning, platinum selling singer songwriter most widely known for her work on the JUNO soundtrack and her former band, The Moldy Peaches. She has released 7 solo albums, including a children’s album “Alphabutt”.

Aesop Rock (aka Ian Bavitz) is a critically acclaimed hip hop artist/producer, recognized for his dense and abstract word play. He has released six solo albums, three EPs, and a 45-minute piece of music designed for runners, commissioned by Nike. Lyrics have been published in the New York Times Best Seller Hip Hop Speaks to Children, as well as Yale University’s Anthology of Rap (Nov. 2010). Aesop is also co-founder of, a creative resource of arts, information, and oddities.

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Upcoming Tour Dates

5/28 Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

5/29 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live

5/30 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

6/01 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory

6/02 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore

6/03 Toronto, ON @ The Blk Box

6/05 Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes

6/06 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Warhol

6/07 Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center @ Ohio State

6/08 Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music

6/21 Dallas, TX @ The Texas Theatre

6/22 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Upstairs

6/23 Austin, TX @ Central Presbyterian

6/25 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird

6/26 Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar

6/29 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

6/30 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center

7/01 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

7/03 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room

7/05 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre

7/06 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

7/23 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic

7/25 Los Angeles, CA @ First Unitarian Church

7/26 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

7/29 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

7/30 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s

7/31 Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club

8/02 Missoula, MT @ The Palace

8/03 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

The Uncluded Announce Tour Dates

Vinyl Flooring

There are a number of reasons that individuals should purchase vinyl flooring. There is the aesthetic side of things, which means that there are a number of designs that can be purchased. The cost issue is another thing – vinyl flooring is considerably cheaper than any other floor surface that one can purchase, while the installation of vinyl is much easier than wood or stone. This means that if one is given a weekend, they can strip the previous flooring and put in their own vinyl. However, for those individuals that have a busier life or want to ensure that the job is done correctly, there are companies that will work with someone through every step of the process. I like the fact that there are a number of distinct companies that are creating their own form of vinyl tile flooring, and are doing it in the most wide and diverse style and thicknesses that can be available. Find a comp any around you that does tile floor laying and they can bring a serious air of professionalism wherever they go. Reputable companies will be able to provide you with an estimate for costs incurred, materials, and for their own labor cost. Make sure to check your local listings for the variety of companies that are around you, and what you can reasonably expect from them. I know that we have about 6 companies around that will provide that service.

The next time that you are looking to fix your floor or to make something last, give a serious look to vinyl flooring. I believe that vinyl tile flooring can add something intangible to a house, further increase the value of said house, and operate as a conversational piece long after it has been laid. I personally love the ease of cleaning vinyl tile – a few swipes with a mop or a wet towel and the entirety of the surface will be clean. NeuFutur readers, what do you think about tile flooring? What types of tile do you like, nd what did you end up spending on your tile floor?

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Thursday, April 25, 2013


Roadrunner Records group Heartist have released a new lyric video for Heart of Gold which is featured on their debut EP, Nothing You Didn’t Deserve. The clip is available to stream below. Since 2011, the members of Orange County, California’s Heartist—vocalist Bryce Beckley, bassist Evan Ranallo, guitarists Jonathan Gaytan and Tim Koch and drummer Matt Marquez—have been crafting their explosive brand of hook laden post-hardcore.  Nothing You Didn’t Deserve showcases Heartist’s genre-bending-versatility, shifting from metallic riffage to melodic midtempo refrains.  With buzz building rapidly, Heartist landed themselves a supporting spot on Killswitch Engage’s current European tour as well as an opening spot on Crown the Empire’s US headline run later this May (see dates below).  Nothing You Didn’t Deserve is available now on iTunes!




 Apr 25Magazzini GeneraliMilan Mi, ItalyTicketsRSVPShare
 Apr 26
Kofmehl w/ Killswitch Engag…
Solothurn, SwitzerlandTicketsRSVPShare
 Apr 29
LE TRABENDO w/ Killswitch Engage
Paris, FranceTicketsRSVPShare
 Apr 30
Essigfabrik w/ Killswitch Engage
Cologne, GermanyTicketsRSVPShare
 May 02
HMV Ritz w/ Killswitch Engage
Manchester, United KingdomTicketsRSVPShare
 May 03
02 ABC w/ Killswitch Engage
Glasgow, United KingdomTicketsRSVPShare
 May 04
The Institute w/ Killswitch Engage
Birmingham, United KingdomTicketsRSVPShare
 May 05
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire w/ Killswitch Engage
London, United KingdomTicketsRSVPShare
 May 06
The Great Hall @ Cardiff Uni w/ Killswitch Engage
Cardiff, United KingdomTicketsRSVPShare
 May 08
The Vernon Club w/ Crown The Empire…
Louisville, KYTicketsRSVPShare
 May 09
7 Venue w/ Crown The Empire…
Douglasville, GA RSVPShare
 May 10
The Local 662 w/ Crown The Empire…
St Petersburg, FLTicketsRSVPShare
 May 11
The Speakeasy Lounge w/ Crown The Empire…
Lake Worth, FLTicketsRSVPShare
 May 12
The Social w/ Crown The Empire…
Orlando, FLTicketsRSVPShare
 May 14
Greene Street w/ Crown The Empire…
Greensboro, NC RSVPShare
 May 15
Kingdom w/ Crown The Empire…
Richmond, VATicketsRSVPShare
 May 16
Empire w/ Crown The Empire…
Springfield, VATicketsRSVPShare
 May 17
Chameleon Club w/ Crown The Empire…
Lancaster, PATicketsRSVPShare
 May 20
Waiting Room w/ Crown The Empire…
Buffalo, NYTicketsRSVPShare
 May 22
The Altar Bar w/ Crown The Empire…
Pittsburgh, PATicketsRSVPShare
 May 23
The Basement w/ Crown The Empire…
Columbus, OHTicketsRSVPShare
 May 24
FUBAR w/ Crown The Empire…
St Louis, MOTicketsRSVPShare
 May 25
NWA Showcase Theater w/ Crown The Empire…
Fayetteville, ARTicketsRSVPShare
 May 26
Conservatory w/ Crown The Empire…
Oklahoma City, OK RSVPShare
 May 27
Launchpad w/ Squid the Whale
Albuquerque, NM


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Gentlemen Hall Premiere VIDEO For HIT TRACK "Sail Into The Sun"

Gentlemen Hall, one of the most talked about bands to emerge from Boston recently, reveal the official lyric video for their hit single, “Sail Into The Sun” exclusively through MTV Buzzworthy. For this video, the band collaborated with Boston street artist Ian Sanity and video director Ethan Goldhammer to bring the sighing, harmonized, synth-pop single to stop-motion life. “The video is literally a moving painting. There’s a story line as well inside the moving shapes,” Gavin said. “The two triangle protagonists are our two lovers exploding with geometric chemistry.”

Sail Into The Sun” is being used in GLOBAL campaigns for both Samsung and Target. THE MUSIC NINJA raves about the track, “it brings to mind the pleasantries of warmth and the happy-go-lucky freedom of summer living.”




Gentlemen Hall are everything we love about Passion Pit, Matt and Kim, and Youngblood Hawke, all rolled into one way-too-much-fun synth-y sextet,” says DIFFUSER FM. Standing strong between the high-handed anthemic choruses of Fun. and the retro synth melodies of MGMT, they are a synth-infused pop band on the rise. BILLBOARD MAGAZINE said it best, “It’s clear that there’s no stopping these gentlemen.”

Beginning as a group of friends hanging in college dorms, the six guys formed the band in 2008. After winning numerous accolades such as MTV’s Best Breakout Band in 2009 and Boston’s Best Act in 2011, the band was nominated and won Billboard’s Battle of the Bands and made history being the first independent band to perform on the Billboard Music Awards in 2011. In September 2011, they released their debut EP “When We All Disappear” (Download, listen here) to critical acclaim and toured nationally throughout 2012.  They are currently finishing their full-length album, which is due out in late 2013.

The Spreading Of Bodybuilding Drug Culture



Teenage boys are taking anabolic steroids to attract girls, win friends and even to intimidate bullies. For decades athletes and professional bodybuilders primarily used the drug, and now we are seeing a rise in its use among skinny teenagers who imagine that a chiseled six-pack will lead girls to want them more.


One third of doctors report having treated a patient that used anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids can damage the user’s liver, immune system and reproductive system. Users also suffer psychological effects such as increased aggressiveness, sexual desire and a drift into other types of drugs. Hair loss can also be traced back to anabolic steroids.


Researchers at the University of Glamorgan visited three local gyms and found that nearly 60% of the males were taking steroids. Some of the males were teenage boys of age 15. One teacher told the Guardian newspaper that he monitors his students and can usually identify when someone gains muscle too fast, in a way that is not possible from regular gym exercise.


“We see physical changes where boys suddenly bulk up around the chest and shoulders and increase their muscle definition,” he said. “This is often over a short spell of time and we know it is not possible to get results like these simply from working out in the gym.”


Over time, it becomes easy to identify people who take steroids, but you need to get used to seeing examples. Start by looking at the coloring of the skin, and then start to look at the structure of the muscle. You should also look out for acne, which can be a sign that someone is taking the drug.


“Supersized muscles surrounding the shoulders–trapezius, lats, pectorals, deltoids, biceps, and triceps–are a good clue that Mr. Needle has been introduced to Mr. Buttock. Even if the lower body is normal size, upper-body muscles tend to be inflated,” writes Lou Schuler. “Bodybuilders’ skin sometimes takes on a reddish glow, since steroids cause water retention, which raises blood pressure.”


If one of your friends or family members is taking steroids, try to encourage them to get professional help, say the recovery specialists at Valley Hope Association. It is normal for them to be initially reluctant, but professionals will be able to increase their chances of getting better.


Steroids use naturally occurring chemicals that are already inside your body. But the problem comes when you increase the amount and remove the perfect balance from the way your body was designed to work. The drug can also be used to treat medical conditions, like delayed puberty and diseases that eat away at muscle.


Steroids are different from most illegal drugs in that they don’t give any direct high to the user. In the long term, the chemical balance within the brain can be affected, and the effects can lead to anxiety, depression and violent behavior. Users have been known to become irritable and to become very jealous and protective of their partners, often expressed through bouts of paranoia and aggression.

The Spreading Of Bodybuilding Drug Culture

Superman Unbound Blu-Ray Combo Pack Review


What is continually surprising about the various DC animated features that are released a few times during the year are how close the storylines match up to comic book lore. Superman Unbound is a tale that links together the wider Superman family (Kara), Brainiac and the original power couple – Clark / Lois. The cast is collected from some of the best acting on television today – Matt Bomer (White Collar) is Clark / Superman, Stana Katic (Castle) is Lois Lane and Molly Quinn (Castle, as well) is Supergirl.

Brainiac is a great villain choice for Superman Unbound. Where many of Superman’s foes work on eir weakmness to Kryptonite (Lex Luthor) , magic, or pure strength (Doomsday), Brainiac is the only sentient being that possesses intelligence at a level approximating (or even exceeding) that of Superman. While there is more than enough in the way of brute force expressed during Superman Unbound, the logic and overall specificity of Superman’s vanquishing of Brainiac showcases that Superman is an unrivaled force in the DC Universe. It is Superman’s humanity that ultimately saves the day, and the theme of Superman Unbound surrounds the closeness that Superman has with both Earth and Kryptonian families and those ey has met in Metropolis.

The combo pack that Warner Bros. is releasing for Superman Unbound contains a Blu-Ray, DVD, and Ultraviolet version of the feature. The title can be purchased on May 7th from any comic book or video store or from a wide selection of online retailers. Check out Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox when it is released on July 30th.

Rating: 8.7/10

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Superman Unbound Blu-Ray Combo Pack Review

Ristorante Paradiso Complete Series DVD Review


Ristorante Paradiso is a great addition to the collection of any anime fans that are looking for a slightly different tenor to their show. The show focuses on Nicoletta, a child that was left so that eir mom Olga could marry without any sort of additional familial ties. After finding out about Olga’s restaurant in Rome, Nicoletta makes the journey. What originally was a mission of anger changes into something completely different as Nicoletta falls into the same traps and pitfalls that eir mom has. The show completes in 11 episodes, but the characters have tremendous development as the show continues to keep viewers involved. The original manga of Ristorante Paradiso was written by Natsume Ono of Not Simple and House of Five Leaves; the show is given its unique art direction by the skilled hand of David Production (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Ben-To).

The DVD comes with a number of additional features. This means that there are version of the beginning and ending of the show without subtitles, commercials for the show, and a guide to the various places that Nicoletta and Olga go to while in Rome. Right Stuf has released this title as a complete collection; intrepid purchasers can likely find a copy of the DVD for around $35 new. Check out the Right Stuf website for more information regarding their slate of products for the rest of 2013 and new shows that they contract to release. This is the definitive vision of Ristorante Paradiso and should be purchased by anyone that is a fan of Josei manga or something that is separate from the typical fare on during Saturday morning.

Rating: 8.0/10

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Ristorante Paradiso Complete Series DVD Review

NORDVIS to release limited-edition SUMMONING cassettes

Hot on the heels of GRIFT’s critically acclaimed Fyra elegier, NORDVIS is proud to announce the cassette release of two classic SUMMONING albums, 1995′s Minas Morgul and 1997′s Dol Guldur. Privileged to contribute to the immortal SUMMONING legacy, NORDVIS will be releasing both albums in limited-edition tape editions, each limited to 150 copies. These two transcendental, nostalgic albums possessed a truly epic and groundbreaking sound for their era and added a new dimension to extreme music back in the mid ’90s, cementing SUMMONING’s legendry for all time. Thus, no better time than now to experience the world of Tolkien the analog way!


NORDVIS to release limited-edition SUMMONING cassettes

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Phosphorescent Brings "Song for Zula"

“A well-earned ovation… Don’t miss it.” SPIN

“‘Song for Zula’ was already one of our favorite tracks, but complement Houck’s sublime vocals with a full orchestra and, well — you’re about to see some extra special television.” Consequence of Sound

“Note to whoever picked out Matt’s suit: Perfect.” Stereogum

Phosphorescent brought a transcendent performance of Muchacho’s breakout hit “Song for Zula” to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. The touring band was joined by a string section – making an already special rendition even more gorgeous. Grab a handkerchief and enjoy a good cry.

The band concluded a US tour with Strand of Oaks with a sold-out show at the Bowery Ballroom last week, but they will perform at Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National’s Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival this Saturday.

The band’s summer schedule is slowly being revealed as well: we can confirm that they will perform at the Pitchfork Music Festival and the Newport Folk Festival. Full dates are below!

Muchacho, Phosphorescent’s 6th full-length album, debuted three weeks ago on the Billboard Top 200 at #57 and on the UK Album Charts at #58. Released on March 19th, the record received an Exclusive First Listen with NPR, Best New Music accolades from and deserving praise from many others.

“There are little wonders all over Muchacho, an album that hopefully will take Houck to a wider audience as popular musical tastes begin to turn his way.”

Associated Press

“These songs deftly map out that mess of ragged hurt, smoldering hope and self-righteous spite.”

New York Times

“On Muchacho, Houck gathers together everything he’s attempted– beery, rollicking country-rock, haunted tribal hymnals, regret-soaked bar room heartbreak– and fashions it into something close to a defining statement.”

BEST NEW MUSIC (8.8), Pitchfork

“Muchacho is also Houck’s most accomplished release to date—his most heartrending and life-affirming, equal parts lost-love devastation and hip-swaying, horn-led exultation.”

AV Club

“If Gram Parsons were alive and making music on his laptop and still tripping on peyote, Muchacho would be his latest masterpiece.”

Boston Globe

“Muchacho is a vibrant, evocative LP, and a welcome addition to the Phosphorescent catalogue.”

BBC Music

“Houck’s become something of a master.”


“A beautiful outing in hauntingly pastoral heartbreak. Impressive.”

Clash Music

“Phosphorescent has followed 2010′s country-rock homage Here’s To Taking It Easy with an equally magnificent beast, mixing country jams with claustrophobic electronica and mournful Mariachi horns to create a beautiful but discomforting album.”


“A hell of a production.”


“Houck’s career should be viewed as a blueprint for young songwriters in how to grow with each recording. As his songs have grown more complex, they’ve also become more focused. No matter what happens to Phosphorescent from here on out, Muchacho is an artist setting a new standard.”

Under the Radar

Tour Dates:

04/27/13 Brooklyn, NY – Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival

05/05/13 Kilkenny, IE – Kilkenny Roots Festival

05/07/13 Manchester, UK – Ruby Lounge

05/09/13 Brussels, BE – Rotonde – Les Nuits Botanique

05/10/13 Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet

05/11/13 Berlin, DE – Berghain Kantine

05/12/13 Koln, DE – Blue Shell

05/14/13 Paris, FR – L’Espace B

05/15/13 London, UK – Village Underground

05/16/13 Brighton, UK – The Great Escape

05/18/13 Glasgow, UK – Stag and Dagger Festival @ ABC

05/25/13 Barcelon, Spain – Primavera Sound

07/20/13 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival

07/26/13 Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival

07/28/13 Camden, NJ – XPoNential Music Festival

08/09/13 Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival

08/10/13 Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West

08/15/13 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop 2013

08/16/13 Brecon Beacons, United Kingdom – Green Man Festival

Watch the video for “Song for Zula”

Stream “Song for Zula” from Muchacho

Phosphorescent Brings "Song for Zula"

CHTHONIC: Taiwanese Metal Exhibitionists To Release Seventh Studio Album

Taiwanese metal exhibitionists, CHTHONIC, are pleased to unveil their seventh studio offering. Entitled Bú-Tik, the ten track opus was recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtson, who also worked on 2011’s critically-lauded Takasago Army full-length and finds the band sharpening their signature brand of self-dubbed symphonic “orient metal.”


With Bú-Tik, CHTHONIC continue their mission to build awareness of the myths of Taiwan and the tragic events in their country’s history. Based around the story of the 228 Massacre, the Bú-Tik Palace and the Mirror Of Retribution, Bú-Tik highlights what bassist Doris Yeh describes as “righteous violence, justifiable defense, and the armed spirits!”


“We are very proud to present Bú-Tik to the world,” she continues. “With this album, we have pushed ourselves to achieve new heights — heights we’ve never imagined before! We are leading metal fans to the next episode of CHTHONIC!”


Bú-Tik will be released in North American on June 18 via Spinefarm Records US. In the meantime, check out the epic enormity of “Next Republic,” as well as the record’s stunning cover art at THIS LOCATION.


Bú-Tik Track-Listing:

1. Arising Armament (intro)

2. Supreme Pain For The Tyrant

3. Sail Into The Sunset’s Fire

4. Next Republic

5. Rage Of My Sword

6. Between Silence And Death

7. Resurrection Pyre

8. Set Fire To The Island

9. Defenders Of Bu-tik Palace

10. Undying Rearmament (Outro)


In related news, CHTHONIC are confirmed to play on the Pepsi Max Stage on Saturday, June 15 at Download Festival 2013 at its historical stamping ground of Donington Park. The band last appeared at Download in 2011, but for this follow-up show are returning in greater numbers, the plan being to utilize the skills of an orchestra. Notes Yeh, “This is the first time we’ll have played with the orchestra outside of Taiwan. We’re really hoping to present a show that people will be talking about for some time to come…” Further info and tickets for Download 2013 are available HERE.

CHTHONIC: Taiwanese Metal Exhibitionists To Release Seventh Studio Album

Philip Glass, Van Dyke Parks and Friends and more at Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge!

The Henry Miller Memorial Library has for years attracted fans of the iconic American writer to its singular locale in Big Sur, where he spent 18 years of his life. Recently, the Library has become a nearly mythic destination for artists including Animal Collective, Neil Young & Pegi Young, the Fleet Foxes, Bill Callahan, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Grizzly Bear, Arcade Fire, The Flaming Lips, Beach House, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Philip Glass, Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams, Steve Earle, Chris Robinson, The XX, MGMT, and many others — and their audiences. Gillian Welch has described the Library as “how things should be — where artists in different genres and mediums all sort of coexist.”

Now, for the first time, the not-for-profit library and arts center heads East for Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge, a weeklong (May 12 – 19) festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where Miller spent his childhood. The programming includes readings, art, comedy, music and movies; please see below for a schedule of confirmed events.

The Bridge will be anchored by a pop-up bookstore at the City Reliquary. During the daytime throughout the festival (10am – 6 pm), the Henry Miller Library will display a collection of first- and early-edition Henry Miller books, rare manuscripts, a timeline of Miller’s life with primary sources from each period, Miller’s watercolor paintings and handwritten letters, as well as books, posters and movies for sale.

At night, the Bridge will host a series of events throughout the week, including the Upright Citizens Brigade’s “Tropic of Laughter,” a night of short film with the Brooklyn Short Film Festival.

Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge will conclude with a concert on May 19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg: Philip Glass, Van Dyke Parks and Friends.

These events will be curated with help from Philip Glass’ Days & Nights Festival, Brooklyn Brewery, the Allen Ginsberg Trust, Pomegranate Arts, (((folkYEAH!))), and Grove Press, among others.



Philip Glass, Van Dyke Parks and Friends and more at Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge!

Plexaslim Review


PlexusSlim rocks!!!

Yep! That’s me! Taken about a year ago, I was carrying around an extra 30 lbs., pre-diabetic, high blood pressure, cholesterol at 240, and just plain miserable! Skeptical but willing to try anything (!), I started the 3 day Plexus sample…. And by the end of the second day, I was a PlexusSlim believer!

More information can be found at PlexusSlim with Joel

And in 10 weeks, I lost 22 lbs., cholesterol dropped 20 points, lowered blood pressure, sleeping better, waking better, with no more dragging thru the day! I could even go more than three hours between eating without crazy sugar spikes!
Debbie - Before & After

And this is me, now! Dropped 8 more lbs., 2 more dress sizes, cholesterol now under 200, blood sugars now leveled! Instead of just doing what I had to do to get thru the day, I now feel like a PARTICIPATOR in my life!

I signed up with Plexus as an ambassador with the intent of just selling enough to cover my own supply. Didn’t take long to surpass that and start making the extra money to pay off debt!

Check out Sema’s Facebook page.

So you know how you hear “Make money while you lose weight! Plexus pays you to lose weight!”? Well, Plexus definitely values my health and weight loss! Let’s take that even a step further! If you take the money I’ve made from working my Plexus business (part-time!), and consider my weight loss, Plexus has paid me a total of $694.00 for every lb. I’ve lost!

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Plexaslim Review

Citizen Way Unlocks Debut Album to High Embrace

The verdict is in – Love is the Evidence is declared an “infectious pop-rock project” and critics proclaim, “Citizen Way is Spiritually Stirring.” Such adoration only reflects a snippet of the buzz building for this debut project from new act Citizen Way, comprised of two sets of siblings – Ben and Josh Calhoun and Ben and David Blascoe. Love is the Evidence is available today, April 23.

The album was produced by industry veteran Seth Mosley (Hawk Nelson, Audio Adrenaline) and band members Josh and Ben Calhoun wrote or co-wrote every track on the release. Love is the Evidence includes their Top 5 Billboard Christian AC hit, “Should’ve Been Me” as well as their current single, “Nothing Ever (Could Separate Us). “Nothing Ever (Could Separate Us)” is now impacting radio, earning airplay at K-Love, KLTY/Dallas, KSBJ/Houston, This Fish/Cleveland and Sirius/XM, among others. Among their glowing accolades, “Should’ve Been Me” made an impressive entrance as the highest charting debut single from a new artist released in 2012.

Thursday, April 25, the four-piece band will be the featured guest on Moody Radio’s nationally syndicated show, “Midday Connection” as they join show host Anita Lustrea in the studio to talk and perform songs from the new album. The program airs at Noon CST on MBN. Check your local listings or visit for more information.

Citizen Way encouraged fans to #UnlocktheEvidence this past month with exclusive download tracks and streams through media partners. Fans took to social media to share the music in anticipation for the debut release. Adding to their excitement, praises continue to pour in on Love is the Evidence:

“The opening songs are all among the best songs I’ve heard on any album in the past few years…this is the best new band I’ve heard since Tenth Avenue North.”

– New Release Tuesday

“[Citizen Way] knows how to deliver a well written, spiritually stirring song. Altogether, here’s evidence that Citizen Way is a band worth watching.”

“Rarely does a debut album show so much promise. Citizen Way are modern and relevant sounding, with stunning moments of brilliant inspiration.”

– Louder Than The Music

“[Citizen Way] have already seen some radio time with ‘Should’ve Been Me,’ but I highly doubt it will be the last we hear of them on radio.”

– Christian Music Zine

Citizen Way is currently on their first national tour with multi-award winning group Big Daddy Weave and MIKESCHAIR as part of ‘The Redeemed Tour.’

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Citizen Way Unlocks Debut Album to High Embrace

Man Overboard To Premiere Song

Man Overboard will be releasing a new music video for “Where I Left You” tomorrow, April 24th on The song comes from their second LP for Rise Records, entitled “Heart Attack” in stores on May 28th. The song premieres on air at 12:15pm. You can listen at, the iHeart Radio app and locally in Philadelphia at 104.5 FM. The music video will be available directly on the website,

Catch the band in the UK & Ireland this May for Slam Dunk Fest and all summer in America on the Vans Warped Tour. 

Pre-order ‘Heart Attack’ from Rise Records at

Man Overboard To Premiere Song