Monday, May 26, 2014


June 3 Platinum Album Sets Stage For Summer Tour
NASHVILLE, TN -- Summer 2014 will shine brighter starting July 10 when Miranda Lambert unveils her Crystal Light Presents Platinum Tour in Ft. Loramie, OH. “Platinum represents a lifestyle for me,” said Miranda. “It's the color of my hair, my wedding ring, my airstream trailer,  so it's just a natural fit for the name of my new album and it’s why we decided to name the tour Platinum too,” said Miranda. Her upcoming album Platinum, will be released June 3.

The new show will glitter with a platinum theme that includes a new signature stage design. Platinum will include several songs from the new album including the Top 10 hit “Automatic,” the title track and others. It will also feature songs from all four of her previous platinum certified albums. In addition, Miranda has added two new members to her band family including singer songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson.

More heavy metal will be on display with opening acts Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett join the tour on August 8.  ACM New Artist of the Year winner Justin Moore has a mine full of hits songs including 3 #1 singles, “Small Town USA,” “If Heaven Weren't So Far Away,” and “Til My Last Day,” and several Top 10's from his Gold certified albums. Thomas Rhett brings more precious metal with his certified platinum hit “It Goes Like This,” and his new #1 single, “Give Me Some of That.”

The 30 city coast-to-coast tour includes two Canadian shows and wraps September 20 in Honolulu, HI. See complete list of dates below:

7/10/14    Fort Loramie, OH
7/11/14    Tuscaloosa, AL
7/12/14    Rogers, AR
7/17/14    Monticello, IA
7/18/14    Cleveland, OH
7/19/14    Cincinnati, OH
7/20/14    Brooklyn, MI
7/25/14    Twin Lakes, WI
7/26/14    Pittsburgh, PA
8/1/14    Sweet Home, OR
8/3/14    Camrose, Alberta
8/8/14    Sacramento, CA**
8/9/14    Mountain View, CA**
8/10/14    Irvine, CA**
8/15/14    Chicago, IL**
8/16/14    Indianapolis, IN**
8/17/14    Bonner Springs, KS**
8/21/14    Raleigh, NC**
8/22/14    Virginia Beach, VA**
8/23/14    Washington, DC**
8/29/14    Darien Lake, NY**
8/30/14    Hartford, CT**
8/31/14    Bethel, NY**
9/4/14    Toronto, ONT**
9/5/14    Philadelphia, PA**
9/6/14    Boston, MA**
9/11/14   Pensacola, FL**
9/12/14   Lafayette, LA**
9/13/14   Corpus Christi, TX**
9/20/14    Honolulu, HI

**Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett to perform as support on these dates.

Hot Talent Scores Pair of CMT Music Award Nominations

Kristin Barlowe for The Valory Music Co.
Nashville, TN  – As the temperatures heat up across the country, Thomas Rhett continues to sizzle across Country radio, notching his second consecutive #1 hit with “Get Me Some Of That.” This week the “soul-saver, now-and-later,” GOLD-certified tune tops both the Billboard and Mediabase Country Charts.

As a recording artist, Thomas Rhett previously scored his first-ever #1 with the multi-week, platinum-certified “It Goes Like This,” while his songwriting resume also boasts the two-week #1 “Round Here” for Florida Georgia Line.

The Georgia native shares in the celebration with his father Rhett Akins, who co-wrote both of the chart-toppers featured on Thomas Rhett’s debut album IT GOES LIKE THIS (The Valory Music Co.). TR received a special congratulatory message from his daddy, the other “Get Me Some Of That” writers – Cole Swindell, Michael Carter – and Luke Bryan. Check it out here. The song’s official, and fittingly coy video, has garnered over 6.9 million views and showcases his real-life love, wife Lauren.

Thomas Rhett also picked up a pair of 2014 CMT Music Awards’ nominations for “It Goes Like This” in the Video and Breakthrough Video of the Year categories. Fans can vote at and on their mobile device at CMT Mobile now through June 1 to help Thomas Rhett take home the esteemed “buckles.” For the night’s biggest honor, Video of the Year, the six finalists will be announced at the beginning of the 8:00P ET live show on June 4 and fans can then vote at, CMT mobile and via text message throughout the telecast (ET/CT only).

Carbon Leaf coming to Old Rock House....
Monday, October 20th
Doors 7pm Show 8pm
$15 Advance $20 Day of Show 
2013 has been a prolific year for Carbon Leaf as they release their second full-length album, CONSTELLATION PRIZE, in September behind their 50 city "JUMP IN OR FALL" U.S. Tour. Carbon Leaf’s 11th album CONSTELLATION PRIZE, explores American roots and folk, with 10 tracks ranging in tone from bluegrass and Appalachia, to country, rock and some more languid, extended jams. It is an eloquent and sweet musing on the threads that keep our hearts intact as we wisen and grow with age, and ponder what is waiting in the unknown beyond our friends, family and community. Ultimately it is a call to live well, to love, and to lean in and trust. Constellation Prize also marks the first time working with PledgeMusic, a fan-funding platform akin to Kickstarter, but created exclusively for musicians that allows a more interactive connection between the band and it’s fans.

Rock N’ Rollers SINNER SINNERS Release New Music Video for ‘Modern Man’ via VEVO – New Album “XI” Out Now!
LA-based rock n’ rollers SINNER SINNERS are pleased to release a music video for their single ‘Modern Man’, available for viewing now via the band’s VEVO page here: The video features blistering performance footage spliced in with live-action storytelling. The video is directed by Jettho (Jeremy Thomas) this time, in Los Angeles. 
Filming wasn’t a total breeze – the band had a run-in with the local authorities while trying to finish the video! “When we shot James running around and yelling at the camera, it was so convincing that the cops actually flew in and surrounded us with three cars and asked us out of the car at gunpoint, all in line with our hands on our head to question us, standard procedure,” states Steve Thill. “When they put the flashlights to our faces and recognized us, they apologized, asked for a few autographs and we went back to filming.” Talk about a close call!
Steve adds, “This video was inspired by David Lynch’s Lost Highway when we originally came up with the idea, but a more Urban version. It was mostly a good excuse to chase our friend around and make him run.”
The band also has another new music video available for viewing for the single ‘No Hard Feelings’, which is a tongue-in-cheek video based on having fun with French clichés, all exaggerated, of course. The video was created by Riot House Production and shot by Damien Bour and Alexis Magand. Check it out here:
SINNER SINNERS recently released their brand new album, XI, via their own independent label, Cadavra Records.
Happily married couple Steve and Sam Thill met in a small town in the center of France at the age of 15 and fell fast in love. Eight years later in 2009, the couple started SINNER SINNERS out of their mutual love of rock music and desire to be at each other’s sides throughout all aspects of their musical careers. Since their inception and relocation to Los Angeles, SINNER SINNERS have pushed their forceful punk-influenced rock n’ roll out to the controlled masses, but see 2014 as a figurative launching pad designed to hit the big time.
As with their 2011 release Cardinal Sins, the band enlisted producer Nic Jodoin (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Amusement Park On Fire, The Morlocks), and recorded at the Glory Hole in Hollywood, CA (the previous album also featured production duties from Pascal Mondaz). Interesting fact, SINNER SINNERS recorded with Nic at the same time as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, actually trading places in the studio throughout the course of the process.
SINNER SINNERS keeps busy outside of the studio as well, boasting recent performances with Black Flag, The Sonics, The Lords of Altamont, The Morlocks, The Creepshow and many more.
This is just the beginning for SINNER SINNERS! To learn more about the band, please visit these websites:
Twitter and Instagram: @sinnersinners

Toby Keith To Have "Drinks" With Wild Shot Winners "Drinks After Work" Sweepstakes Starts May 1; Mezcal Tours With Toby Again 


NASHVILLE, Tenn.,  -- How badly do fans want to have "Drinks After Work" with chart-topping superstar Toby Keith? Bad enough that at his charity golf tournament last year, someone paid $4,000 to take a shot of Toby's signature Wild Shot Mezcal with its namesake. Twice!
While that $8,000 was a nice bump for the Toby Keith Foundation's charitable efforts, it's likely out of the realm of possibilities for most fans. That's where the "Drinks After Work" Sweepstakes comes in. Named for his current album, the contest offers winners a one-of-a-kind experience with Keith later this year.
Fans 21-and-over can enter once-per-day now through Aug. 31 by registering at No purchase is necessary. Five grand-prize winners and a guest get to have "Drinks After Work" with Toby at one of the Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill locations. Winners will be revealed Sept. 12 on the aforementioned Facebook page.
Of course, thousands more will get to have a drink with Keith at one of his many tour stops this summer. For the third year in a row, Wild Shot will bring its inflatable bar on the road. Attendees of the Shut Up And Hold On Tour Presented by Ford F-Series, will be able to enjoy shots of Wild Shot and the wildly popular "Blue Mezcalita" cocktails. And starting today, the national chain Glory Days Grill (22 locations) will feature their own Wild Shot cocktail, Red Solo Cup Sunrise (recipe below).
As he prepares for next month's tour launch, Keith is coming off a high-profile prime time performance on the highly rated Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. He also taped a performance for the ACM's All-Star Salute To The Troops (airing May 20 on CBS), during which he was honored with the Spirit of the USO Award for his tireless work in support of America's fighting men and women. Meanwhile, music's "$500 Million Man" (Forbes) continues to be a top-drawing performer and successful entrepreneur in music, restaurants (Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill) and, of course, spirits.
About Wild Shot: Toby Keith launched Wild Shot, a handcrafted, 100% green agave, 86.8 proof mezcal, in 2011 and almost immediately it began winning awards. Wild Shot was named the top premium mezcal in the United States according to industry publication Beverage Media. In 2013, Wild Shot received a gold medal in the "Best Mezcal" awards by award-winning lifestyle website, raters of "the finest in wines and spirits." Publications Food and Drink, Shanken News Daily and The Tasting Panel also weighed in with high praise. Wild Shot is imported by Shaw-Ross, a leading importer and marketer of fine wines and spirits and is available in 41 states. Many of the Wild Shot cocktails, including the "Ciudad" and "Swamp Water," were created at Keith's restaurant, I Love This Bar & Grill, the home of Wild Shot Mezcal. Find them at
Red Solo Cup Sunrise1 ½ oz. Wild Shot Reposado
2 oz. Cranberry Juice Cocktail
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
½ Agave Syrup
2 Lime wedges
Method: Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice in order listed. Squeeze the 2 lime wedges into shaker. Shake for 10 seconds. Strain into iced cup. Garnish with pineapple wedge. *Created by Glory Days Grill.
SOURCE Wild Shot
Toby's tour will stop in St Louis at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on July 12. Special guests are Colt Ford and Krystal Keith. Visit for details.

Jagermeister Announces 2014 Ultimate Summer of Music Brand's First-Ever Multi-Genre Campaign Headlined by Fall Out Boy, Paul Oakenfold and Eli Young Band 

The Eli Young Band will hit Ballpark Village in St Louis as part of the Jagemeister presents series.


NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., = -- Jagermeister, the 7th largest premium spirits brand in the world and #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States, is proud to announce Jagermeister's Ultimate Summer of Music, the brand's largest music initiative to date. While the iconic brand has a deeply rooted history in music, this is the first time Jagermeister will sponsor three separate acts on three nationwide tours headlined by Fall Out Boy, Eli Young Band, and Paul Oakenfold.
Jagermeister's Ultimate Summer of Music kicks off on May 16th and includes over 30 concerts nationwide through September. "Jagermeister has been supporting musicians of all genres for more than 20 years," said Cliff Rigano, Director of Music Marketing for Jagermeister at Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc. "We've always prided ourselves on working with some of the most well respected acts in the industry but we have yet to bring 3 top acts from 3 different genres together. Each of these artists consistently deliver legendary, high-energy shows that we know our diverse consumer set will love.  Simply put:  Jagermeister makes music sound better."
This year marks the first time the brand has taken a multi-genre approach to the tour, signing on some of the most successful musical acts in the industry. From an industry legend like Paul Oakenfold to Eli Young Band, whose latest album and three singles have topped the country charts, to Fall Out Boy, whose latest album, Save Rock and Roll, continues to top the charts, Jagermeister is bringing the best of three music genres to fans this summer. As an added bonus, country artist Rick Monroe and comic Jim Florentine will emcee select dates.
"Jager has been associated with clubs and club music for many years. It is a very popular drink in my community and I'm very happy to be working alongside them on this tour," said Paul Oakenfold.
"Since we've been known to take shots on stage, we thought, Jager and EYB is a no brainer," said Mike Eli, lead singer of Eli Young Band. "Count us in!"
"We're stoked to be a part of Jager's Summer of Music program. We can't wait to get out there with New Politics this summer and give big thanks to Jagermeister for supporting us," adds Fall Out Boy.
By downloading and using Jagermeister's new mobile app, Jagerbonds, fans can get access to free music downloads from each of the artists, and can also enter to win a VIP experience at the show of their choice from May 1st through August. Those attending the shows can also capture their night out by using the app, which transforms images and videos from multiple users' social media posts into a video highlight reel of a group's night out. The video reel is set to songs from the artists featured in the Ultimate Summer of Music tour lineup, so fans can relive and share the legendary night long after the show.
For more information on Jagermeister, visit or For additional information on musical acts, please visit:,, or Tickets are available now on and can also be purchased directly from specific venues.  Tour dates are as follows:
Paul Oakenfold
Concord Music Hall
Paul Oakenfold
Club 8 Dallas
Paul Oakenfold
Label Charlotte
Paul Oakenfold
V Club New Orleans
New Orleans
Paul Oakenfold
Beta Nightclub
Paul Oakenfold
The Whiskey Bar
Paul Oakenfold
Ruby Skye
San Francisco
Paul Oakenfold
Costa Mesa
Paul Oakenfold
HQ Nightclub
Atlantic City
Eli Young Band
Coyote Joe's
Paul Oakenfold
New York
Eli Young Band
Redding Civic Auditorium
Eli Young Band
John Ascuagua's Nugget Casino
Paul Oakenfold
REV Ultra Lounge
Paul Oakenfold
Paul Oakenfold
Sunshine Theater
Paul Oakenfold
Interchange Festival
Eli Young Band
WinStar Casino
Paul Oakenfold
Monarch Theatre
Eli Young Band
White Water Amphitheater
New Braunfels
Paul Oakenfold
Club Rio
San Antonio
Paul Oakenfold
Stereo Live
Eli Young Band
Tennessee Theatre
Fall Out Boy
Woods Amphitheater
Fall Out Boy
The Saint Augustine Amphitheater
St. Augustine
Eli Young Band
Pepsi Amphitheater
Eli Young Band
The Rialto Theatre
Eli Young Band
The Venue
Fall Out Boy
The Cosmopolitan
Las Vegas
Eli Young Band
Hurricane Harry's
College Station
Eli Young Band
Ogden Theater
Eli Young Band
Dixie Roadhouse
Ft. Myers
Paul Oakenfold
Republic Live
Eli Young Band
The Cotillion
Eli Young Band
Fourth Street Live!
Paul Oakenfold
Foundation Nightclub
Eli Young Band
Limelight Eventplex
Paul Oakenfold
Park City Live
Park City
Eli Young Band
Event Center
Eli Young Band
Ballpark Village
St. Louis
ABOUT JAGERMEISTER: Jagermeister, which translates to "master hunter," is the #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States and one of the top shot brands in the world. The full-bodied flavor of Jagermeister, which includes cinnamon, star anise, ginger and cardamom, is a result of a lengthy maceration to extract aromatic compounds from a closely guarded recipe of 56 herbs, roots, blossoms and fruits, plus aging in oak casks for one year. The production process is exacting and includes sourcing the ingredients in their raw, unprocessed form, along with 383 quality checks to ensure its iconic taste profile.  Jagermeister Liqueur is 35% Alc. /Vol. and imported exclusively by Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc., New Rochelle, NY. JAGERMEISTER IS DEDICATED TO MUSIC, NOT UNDERAGE DRINKING.


DEATHSTARS Release New Video Clip ‘All The Devil’s Toys’ – New Album “The Perfect Cult” Out June 24, 2014

On June 24, 2014 Swedish Industrial Rockers DEATHSTARS will release their upcoming album The Perfect Cult via Nuclear Blast.

The band recently shot the video for their first single ‘All The Devil’s Toys’, which was produced by Staca Stanimir Lukic from ICODE Team, Serbia (SOILWORK, SIRENIA and more). 

You can watch the clip here:

Pre-order ‘All The Devil’s Toys’ here via Nuclear Blast.

The Perfect Cult was recorded in several studios, produced by guitarist/keyboardist Nightmare, along with Roberto Laghi (ENTOMBED, IN FLAMES). The mix was handled by legendary Stefan Glaumann (RAMMSTEIN, WITHIN TEMPTATION), while the mastering was done by Svante Forsbäck (VOLBEAT, RAMMSTEIN).

The tracklist of The Perfect Cult will be as follows:

01. Explode
02. Fire Galore
03. All The Devil’s Toys
04. Ghost Reviver
05. The Perfect Cult
06. Asphalt Wings
07. Bodies
08. Temple Of The Insects
09. Track, Crush & Prevail
10. Noise Cuts

German LEGACY Magazine stated, that The Perfect Cult is “maybe the best DEATHSTARS album ever; featuring ten glamorous hymns, that want to be discovered!”

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Music Icon Frankie Valli Set To Celebrate Nation's Birthday, Performing Live From The U.S. Capitol, On PBS's "A CAPITOL FOURTH" 


WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014/-- PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH is thrilled to announce that legendary singer Frankie Valli will perform at the live concert event celebrating the nation's 238th birthday on July 4. America's National Independence Day celebration, broadcast from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, puts viewers front and center for an all-star salute topped off by the greatest fireworks display anywhere in the nation.
With his signature falsetto voice and countless hits, Frankie Valli is an American icon who transcends generations.  Thanks to the success of the Tony-winning musical, Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Valli and his legendary group, such classic songs as "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," "Sherry," and "My Eyes Adored You," are the rage all over again. The musical has taken Broadway by storm and currently six companies perform Jersey Boys nightly from Las Vegas to London and is entering its 9th year and is the 13th longest running show in Broadway history. In the meantime, the real Frankie Valli is packing venues around the world.
Valli has been successfully touring and making music for more than fifty years now, both as a solo artist and as the lead singer of The Four Seasons. Valli's first taste of national exposure came in 1962 when he and The Four Seasons performed their single "Sherry" on American Bandstand. The performance took the nation by storm propelling the group to their first #1 record and making them a household name. The hit train continued to roll for The Four Seasons in 1963 and 1964 as they went on to produce several more #1 hits.
After much success with The Four Seasons in the first half of the '60s, Valli released his first solo effort in 1967, Frankie Valli: Solo. The album contained the mega hit "Grease." He would go on to produce nine Top 40 hits and two #1 singles.
Valli has even dipped into the acting pool having appeared on the iconic HBO series The Sopranos as mobster Rusty Millio and more recently in the Rob Reiner film, And So It Goes, set for release this July. The highly-anticipated film adaptation of the musical Jersey Boys, is also set to be released on June 20, and is directed by Clint Eastwood.
Frankie and the Four Seasons have influenced many other great recording artists. The group has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and to date have sold over 100 million records.  Valli continues to perform before sell-out crowds and from all the recent success including his first studio album in 15 years, Romancing the '60s, Frankie Valli is as big as he was in 1962 and not looking to hang up the microphone anytime soon.
A CAPITOL FOURTH airs on PBS Friday, July 4, 2014, from 8:00 to 9:30 pm ET (check local listings) before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands and millions more at home as well as to our troops serving around the world. Two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron returns to host the star-spangled celebration of our nation's birthday. The full line-up will soon be announced.
UnderwritersA CAPITOL FOURTH is made possible by grants from The Boeing Company, the National Park Service, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Department of the Army, PBS and public television stations nationwide. Air travel is provided by American Airlines.




May 19, 2014 - LOS ANGELES, CA - Green Day's Demolicious is available today via Reprise Records. The album features a collection of 18 demos recorded at Jingletown Studios in Oakland, CA, in 2012 during the sessions for the band's Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, Green Day ¡Tré! album trilogy. To purchase Demolicious on iTunes now, click HERE


GREEN DAY - vocalist/guitarist BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG bassist MIKE DIRNT, and drummer TRÉ COOL - were kids from working-class backgrounds who came of age in the underground punk scene in Berkeley. Even though they had released two records prior (1039 / Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk), they announced their arrival with 1994's Dookie, a dynamic blast of exuberant punk-pop that sold 15 million copies and earned the band its first Grammy® Award for Best Alternative Music Performance. Over the years, Green Day continued to top the charts with their subsequent studio albums Insomniac, Nimrod and Warning, while entertaining millions of fans with their frenetic live shows. But it was their landmark 2004 album American Idiot that launched Green Day into the stratosphere. American Idiot debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, earned seven Grammy® nominations (winning two, including BestRock Album), and raised the bar for modern rock and roll. In 2009, Green Day released 21st Century Breakdown, which won the 2010 Grammy® Award for Best Rock Album. It spawned two hit singles: the gold "Know Your Enemy," which was the first song ever to top Billboard's Rock, Alternative, and Mainstream Rock charts simultaneously, and the double-platinum "21 Guns," which earned them three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards including Best Rock Video. Green Day also took home an American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist. Later that year, Green Day collaborated with Tony Award winning director of Spring Awakening, Michael Mayer, for the stage musical of American Idiot. The play bowed at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009 and set attendance records during its limited engagement. The play went on to Broadway and ran for a year at the St. James Theatre and won two Tony Awards Green Day's highly anticipated album trilogy kicked off with the release of Green Day ¡Uno!, (September 25, 2012) followed by Green Day ¡Dos! (November 13th), and Green Day ¡Tré! (December 11th).  For more info visit