By condensing a palate of swirling and innovative guitar voyages and a sweat-soaked baroque punk ethos that loses itself in carpet-crawling majesty, Gringo Star has emerged as Atlanta’s favorite rock and roll sons. Brothers Nick and Pete Furgiuele, along with Pete DeLorenzo and Matt McCalvin have continually built momentum, crisscrossing the country and honing their chops on rock and roll’s frontline. Crafting an art-damaged and intense presence, the group’s sound falls somewhere between The Animals, Motown and The Kinks. On stage, Gringo Star explode – never ones to hang on to the same instruments for too long, each member of the group sprints and hurdles from station to station, swapping out guitar for bass for drums for voice, keyboard for accordion, kazoo for tambourine. As a result, the band’s multifaceted musicianship culminates in dense and cerebral rock mantras that are hard-wired to the head and heart. ?Catch them on tour in the next few weeks!

TOUR DATES AS FOLLOWS (more to be added soon):

Feb 20 Auburn Univ. Beaux Arts Ball Auburn, AL
Feb 25 Pianos New York City, NY
Feb 26 Death By Audio Brooklyn, NY
Feb 28 The Jinx Savannah, GA
Mar 6 The Earl Atlanta, GA
Mar 13 Black Owl Muscle Shoals, AL
Mar 14 Sticky Fingers Little Rock, AR
Mar 16 Palladium Loft Dallas, TX****
Mar 17 The Warhol San Antonio, TX****
Mar 18 SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 19 SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 20 SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 21 SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 22 City Art Supply St. Louis, MO
Mar 24 Green Lantern Lexington, KY
Mar 25 Subterranean Chicago, IL
Mar 26 Northside Tavern Cincinnati, OH
Mar 27 The Matinee Cleveland, OH
Mar 28 The Bog Scranton, PA
Mar 29 BAR New Haven, CT
Mar 31 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Apr 2 The Khyber Philadelphia, PA
Apr 3 New French Bar Asheville, NC
Apr 4 Snug Harbor Charlotte, NC
Apr 17 Head On The Door Montgomery, AL
Apr 18 The Loft Columbus, GA
****with King Khan & The Shrines

“With their excellent debut album, All Y’all, this Atlanta garage-rock band validate the CMJ buzz.”

“This Atlanta, Georgia foursome add layers of rural lilt to their Brit-ish pop, garagey grit to others, while sneaking out slight-psych guitar blasts and gang yalps when least expected. If not the wheel rebooted, their self-titled full-length on My Anxious Mouth is stunningly seasoned for a debut.”

“A little scuzzy, a little jangly and a lot awesome” Blender

“A tapestry of jangly guitar and multi-part vocal harmonies, and ranges from psychedelia to garage rock to surf pop. A bit off-kilter and more than a little charming, it’s Atlanta pop at its best and communicates as well as any recording could what it’s like to see the band live. No song better represents the band than the title track (and first single), ‘All Y’all’: It’s anthemic, hook-filled and catchy as hell” Paste

“All Y’all” is an exuberant rush of early Kinks guitars, tambourines, handclaps, multi-part harmonies, and bits of tinkly piano, all catchy.” Pitchfork

” I would mark All Y’all as one of the most exciting albums of the year, and, probably the best debut release.” Blurt

“They’ve got a killer name and killer tunes. Gringo Star are definitely a band on the rise.”
The Big Takeover


Released April 14th

The Datsuns are set to release their fourth album, Headstunts, on April 14th. Featuring 12 new tracks, “Headstunts” was recorded in Sweden, and is self-produced. From the full-throttle opener Human Error, to the dirtbike guitars and frenzied pummelling of Yeah, Yeah, Just Another Mistake and the 70’s stomp rock of Highschool Hoodlums, the album finds the band unleashing their finest work to date.

“Lyrically it’s about mind games really; ‘Headstunts’ is an anagram of The Datsuns. We were aware of it all along, but we didn’t want to make it too obvious,” explains singer Dolf. “We got a new member of the band on drums, Ben Cole, so it was like making our first record again, with new influences and new abilities. With a new person, we were able to feed off each other in different ways, and also revive some old ideas that did not click before. Taking those ideas, and then flipping them around, just like you do with an anagram. So I suppose there is some kind of clumsy poetry there.”

“When we started making this album we played a lot together, and we were doing long, drawn out songs, but we ended up making a power pop record: it’s a lot more pop than anything else we’ve done, but it still sounds heavy. We’re just a rock’n’roll band playing music the way we want to do it.”

Rickard Eriksson

“High School Hoodlums is like any song about school done by 30-somethings: amazing. Best of all is Eye Of The Needle, an epic Doors-y mood piece with a storming outro. It’s like finding a roast beef dinner inside a bag of popcorn.”

“They’re still as in-your-face as ever, coming at you with blistering guitar lines and old school rock n’ roll wailing, and they still know how to throw in a ruddy good solo.” CMU Update

“Headstunts stands alone as a pretty fine effort; enough melody and rhythm (‘Ready, Set, Go!’) to avoid total hearing decay, but some super fine prog moments too (‘Eye Of The Needle’) and of course, countless crouch-grinding, ’70s guitar solos.” Clash

“The riffs are thunderous, teetering between punk and metal like early Motorhead, Human Error and So Long are powerful enough to rearrange the atoms in your head.” Classic Rock






Due to overwhelming demand by her devoted fans, Manhattan Records will make a CD/DVD of Sarah Brightman’s PBS special Symphony – Live in Vienna, available at retail for the first time on March 10, 2009. The package features the best-selling British soprano’s spine-tingling performance at Vienna’s magnificent Stephansdome Cathedral on January 16th, 2008, in both audio and visual formats. The Symphony – Live in Vienna television special debuted on PBS in March 2008 during the network’s spring pledge drive and aired throughout the month.

Brightman chose one of Europe’s most majestic settings for this milestone concert event. Consecrated in 1147, Stephansdom Cathedral is renowned for its awe-inspiring Gothic architecture, which, along with the production’s lavish light show, lends a dramatic and mystical feel to the musical proceedings, which were recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound.

“It’s a very special place,” Brightman says of the cathedral. “There’s a dark romanticism and fairy-tale feeling within it. When you walk in, it envelops you. It’s large, but at the same time you feel very at home there and quite cozy. I wanted an architectural setting that suggested faith. I think of all the cathedrals in the world, this is one of my favorites, which is why it was important to me to perform this concert there.”

Backed by a live rock band and a full orchestra, Brightman delivers passionate performances of songs from her 2008 chart-topping album Symphony, as well as such fan favorites as “Phantom of the Opera,” “Time to Say Goodbye,” and “Ave Maria.” Brightman also welcomes several special guests for duets, including Italian tenor Alessandro Safina, Argentinean countertenor Fernando Lima, and British singer Chris Thompson of Mannfred Mann’s Earth Band.

The package will be sold as a stand-alone CD as well as bundled in a CD/DVD format. The latter features more than 45 minutes of bonus material, including interview commentary by Brightman, an eight-page glossy color booklet, and an exclusive bonus audio track, “Vide Cor Meum.”

Symphony – Live in Vienna comes in the wake of a busy year for Brightman, who has, over the past two and a half decades, established herself as the quintessential crossover artist and world’s best-selling soprano of all time with worldwide sales of more than 26 million albums and more than two million DVDs. In 2008, the Hertfordshire, England native released her first studio album in five years, Symphony, which topped Billboard’s Classical Overall Albums, Classical Crossover Albums, and Top Internet Albums charts, and bowed at No. 13 on the Top 200 Album chart, Brightman’s highest-ever U.S. album chart debut. She also performed the Olympic theme song, “You and Me,” at the 2008 Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing with Chinese star Liu Huan, and launched a world tour, her first since 2004, performing in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. In November, Brightman released her first-ever Christmas album, A Winter Symphony, bringing her glorious angelic voice to many of the season’s classics.

For more on Sarah Brightman, please visit her official website,

The track-listing for Symphony – Live in Vienna is as follows:

Pie Jesu / Fleurs du Mal / Symphony / Sanvean / Canto Della Terra (Duet with Alessandro Safina) / Sarai Qui (Duet with Alessandro Safina) / Attesa / I Will Be With You (Where the Lost Ones Go) (Duet with Chris Thompson) / Storia D’amore / Pasión (Duet with Fernando Lima) / Running / Let It Rain / The Phantom of the Opera (Duet with Chris Thompson) / Time to Say Goodbye / Ave Maria

CD Extra: “Vide Cor Meum”

DVD Extras:
The Production – Interview with Sarah Brightman
The Songs – Interview with Sarah Brightman
The Location – Interview with Father Anthony Faber and Historian Elisabeth Lloyd-Davis
Photo Gallery



The Watson Twins, named for identical twins Chandra and Leigh Watson have announced the release of their new EP Live at Fingerprints February 17 on Vanguard Records. The six songs featured on the record capture the pair at their finest – performing acoustic versions of selections from their Vanguard Debut Fire Songs (including a previously unreleased track, ‘Rebel Soldier’) in an intimate setting at one the epicenters of independent music – Fingerprints in Long Beach, California. Live at Fingerprints was recorded and mixed by Morgan Lowry who has previously recorded “Live at Fingerprints” sessions with Damien Rice, The Hold Steady and Matt Nathanson (among others).

The Watson Twins will be on tour in North America with Ben Kweller beginning February 16 in Omaha, Nebraska and concluding March 6 in Birmingham, Alabama. The Watson Twins will also be doing in-store performances at independent stores along the tour in support of the new EP. Grimey’s in Nashville and Ear-X-Tacy in Louisville are confirmed to date, with more to be added.

This will be an excellent opportunity to experience why the Los Angles Times listed Fire Songs as one the best releases of 2008 in a live setting. Track listing, tour dates and more information below.

“The songs hold sorrow and longing, keeping self-pity in check with serene grace.” NEW YORK TIMES

“Fire Songs proves the Watson Twins are a strong songwriting team, and one that has earned its time in the spotlight.” BILLBOARD

“The aura they project, of one voice split in two, enhances their ability to cast a spell.” LOS ANGELES TIMES

Track Listing:

1. Introduction
2. Only You
3. Old Ways
4. Just Like Heaven
5. Bar Woman Blues
6. Rebel Soldier (Previously Unreleased FIRE SONGS B Side)

Tour Dates:

2/16/2009 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
2/17/2009 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
2/18/2009 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
2/20/2009 Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
2/21/2009 Cleveland, OH – Case Western Reserve University
2/22/2009 Toronto, Ontario, CN – The Mod Club Theatre
2/24/2009 Somerville, MA – Somerville Theatre
2/25/2009 New York, NY – Town Hall Theatre
2/26/2009 Washington, DC – 930 Club
2/27/2009 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
2/28/2009 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
3/1/2009 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
3/3/2009 Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
3/4/2009 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
3/5/2009 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
3/6/2009 Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre

Kenneth Pattengale – Freckles music video

I wanted to send you Kenneth Pattengale’s “Freckles” music video. We released his record, Storied Places this past Tuesday and he is doing a CD release party this Saturday, 1/31 at El Cid in Los Angeles.

LISTEN TO “Memoirs of an Owned Dog

Flavorpill LA
“California son Kenneth Pattengale’s sense of frontier musicianship is at once evocative of Tom Waits and the tumbleweed troubadours of the American West. That’s not to say his songs are simple: they fuse elements of folk, blues, and jazz for a sound that’s straight, old-school Americana.”

with The Found Object Orchestra & Special Guests:
* Megan Goldstein (gypsy clarinet, saxophone, accordion)
* Christian Castillo (contrabass) * Robert Nava (percussion)
* Grant Lovelace (pedal steel guitar)
* Roderick Cumming (banjo and accordion)
* Joseph Tepperman (trombone)

Kenneth Pattengale works outside-or at least on the fringes-of what the music industry might traditionally call its own. Over the last eight years, Pattengale has taken inspiration from the career paths of artists like Randy Newman, Elvis Costello and personal hero Joe Henry by exploring what it means to wear the differing hats of film composer, record producer and performing songwriter. The music called into question is hard to classify. It runs the gamut from swamp music to rhythm & blues, lullaby to country & western, folk song to piano ballad and beyond. The songs take direction from the stories they tell, not necessarily held together by a clear musical style but by the authenticity with which the stories are told. Along with the artists that Pattengale looks towards for career inspiration, he hopes to follow Tom Waits, Gillian Welch, Chris Smither and Loudon Wainwright in their ability to conjure a unique American voice by transforming emotional experience into narrative. Beginning with Downtown LA in 2001, Pattengale has independently released five full-length albums of original material. He has just finished recording a new collection of material entitled Storied Places, the first to see a departure from Pattengale’s own label Four Six Productions. The record is to be released on January 27, 2009 by Milan Records (Ryko/WEA distributed). Pattengale spent 12 weeks at the beginning of 2007 writing and recording what would become the score for the German animated film Die Drei Rauber, which was produced by Tom Tykwer’s production company X-Filme. Shortly after, he started to perform his own material for live audiences in Los Angeles. “I hadn’t played live for almost four years. I was always scared of not having enough control over the performance environment, or lacking the textures only available in the studio. In many ways, working on the film-being collaborative in nature-forced a re-evaluation. It made me yearn to make a connection with people beyond what the recordings alone have to offer.” He continues to perform live sets of original material often in his native Los Angeles. In addition to countless short films, two features and five albums, Pattengale has produced records for a varied group of artists, from hardcore sensation From First to Last for major label Interscope to rootsy Americana newcomers Matt Taylor and his Laurels for Pattengale’s own indie imprint. It’s the balance between the three arenas Pattengale works within that drives his career. He explains, “Upon seeking advice from a hero of mine, I was urged to simply do the work that lay in front of me. I’ve found a tremendous personal and emotional success in following that advice-putting myself in situations that reward a hard work ethic and a healthy imagination but, above all, a commitment to honesty in your work.” Pattengale is, as he puts it, a “ripe but withered twenty-six years old,” holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Southern California and “fights [himself] for elbow room among stacks of books, scraps, instruments & computers” in Los Angeles, California.

Tracklisting: Kenneth Pattengale – Storied Places
1. Charlie
2. Freckles
3. Dig This Hole
4. On the Mend
5. Girls, Gather ‘Round
6. Memoirs of an Owned Dog
7. Sad, Sad, Story
8. July 24
9. Desert
10. Momma
11. Close Your Eyes
12. Last One to Know
13. Effie



Free Streaming of “Tonight: Franz Ferdinand” Beginning January 22

MySpace Music, the world’s premiere online music portal, is proud to announce the world exclusive of Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, the 3rd album from the band Franz Ferdinand. Starting today, January 22nd, MySpace users across the world will be able to stream the highly-anticipated album for free, giving fans a chance to preview it before the official release on January 27.

Franz Ferdinand formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 2002. The rock band is named after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and comprises of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals), and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and backing vocals).

The band first experienced chart success when their second single “Take Me Out” reached #3 in the UK Charts, followed by their debut album Franz Ferdinand which debuted on the UK album chart at #3.The band went on to win the 2004 Mercury Music Prize and two BRIT Awards in 2005 for Best British Group and Best British Rock Act. NME named Franz Ferdinand as their Album of the Year. From the album, three top-ten singles were released, “Take Me Out”, “The Dark of the Matinée” and “This Fire”. Their 2005 Grammy-nominated second album You Could Have It So Much Better…With Franz Ferdinand immediately topped the UK charts at # 1, entered the Billboard Charts at #8 and debuted on the Top Ten in 18 other countries. The album covered more musical ground than the first and launched another string of successful singles: “Do You Want To”, “Walk Away”, “The Fallen” & “Eleanor Put Your Boots On”.

In addition to the MySpace album exclusive, starting today users can customize their profiles with a personally created page theme by Franz Ferdinand. Fans can skin their page with this simple upgrade feature to show their support for the band. Users simply log into MySpace and click ‘customize profile’ on the main page to get started.

For more on Franz Ferdinand and to stream Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, visit their MySpace Music profile at

HalfDown Thomas – Beautifully Strange album – Coming February 17th

ARTIST: HalfDown Thomas
TITLE: Beautifully Strange
LABEL: Rock Ridge Music
STREET DATE: February 17, 2009

HalfDown Thomas – “Guiltless (Mend Your Broken Heart)

– Produced and Engineered by Chris Henderson (3 Doors Down)
– Addition Vocals provided by Bobby Capps (.38 Special)
– Mixed by Geoff Ott (3 Doors Down, Nickelback) and Kirk Kelsey (3 Doors Down, Creed)


HalfDown Thomas’ third album was blown away by Hurricane Katrina. Literally. The band, which hails from the sleepy little backwoods town of Cullman, Alabama, had the honor of working on the record with 3 Doors Down’s Chris Henderson. They entered the studio in Mississippi, with Henderson producing, in 2005, laying down the tracks in short order. Then, the hurricane hit, leaving the studio and the master recordings for the album, under twelve feet of water.

Not easily deterred by Mother Nature, the band and Henderson reconvened in the same studio (completely rehabbed from the hurricane damage) in 2006. Again, they laid down the tracks, completing the majority of the recording in three weeks’ time, only to find a computer glitch had rendered a large portion of the recordings unusable. Because they had meshed so well with Henderson (who said he really wanted to be involved in the rest of the recording), the band was willing to wait to work around his 3 Doors Down schedule in order to re-record the tracks that needed to be redone in Henderson’s new Rivergate Studios in Nashville in 2007.

“This band is so easy to work with,” says Henderson. “From a production standpoint, they provided me with a wide open palette, bringing some amazing riffs into the studio, then taking my suggestions to the next level in their continuing songwriting endeavors. And they’ve been so amazing about recording the album three times. It was not anyone’s fault; it’s just the way that things went down. But they took it all in stride and they made it fun.”

“Chris is the hardest-working guy I know,” says guitarist Wesley Smith. “When we were in the studio with him, he’d only get four to five hours of sleep before he was back to work. It was fantastic being in the studio with him. He’s very down-to-earth, and he gets what we are doing.”

The result is HalfDown Thomas’ third-full length album, “Beautifully Strange,” which will be released via Rock Ridge Music on February 17, 2009.

HalfDown Thomas (or HDT) was begun on the verge of the new millennium by a group of friends with one simple goal: to start a band and see how far it could really go. Eight years later, singer Randy Ayers, guitarist Wesley Smith, bassist George White, and drummer Mark Underwood are finding out. Starting as everyone does in sweaty little clubs, opening shows for renowned local acts, HDT spent their time developing a high-intensity stage show to compliment their hard-driving modern rock sound. The band came to the attention of their label after they won a Birmingham, AL, Battle of the Bands and went on to compete in the finals in Biloxi, MS. Henderson’s 3 Doors Down band-mate Todd Harrell was the creative force behind the contest. Rock Ridge Music CEO Tom Derr, who was a judge at the Biloxi contest, was so impressed by HDT that the efforts to sign them began immediately.

The band has continued to plug away live, sharing the stage with acts as diverse and influential as Kings of Leon, OutKast, Evanescence and Fuel, just to name a few. At the same time, HDT has also worked hard to hone their personal sound. With two full-length releases, three EP’s, and numerous compilation spots under their belts, writing and recording have been a large piece of the equation. Somewhere between Pearl Jam and Nickelback, between Stone Temple Pilots and Breaking Benjamin, is where you’ll find HalfDown Thomas’ sound. Throw in individual influences as varied as Southern rock and 80’s hair metal and what shakes out is modern rock alternative with scorching guitar solos, bombastic rhythm work and attention-to lyrical hooks that create an interesting and listener-friendly mix. Just how far can four guys take a dream? The answer seems to be a lot farther than anyone expected. And they won’t let a little something like Mother Nature get in the way.

TRACK LISTING / RUN TIME – “Beautifully Strange”
1. Come Inside / 2:52
2. Guiltless (Mend Your Broken Heart) / 3:19
3. Self Centered / 2:34
4. Way Down / 3:26
5. Trigger Finger / 3:26
6. Beautifully Strange / 3:37
7. Save The Day / 3:39
8. Burn / 3:16
9. Overreaction / 2:50
10. Weight / 3:44
11. Lost Change / 3:18
12. She Falls A Liar / 3:12
13. Yet To Say / 3:15

TOYOTA YARIS AND URBAN OUTFITTERS ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF FREE YR RADIO 2008 BENEFIT COMPILATION FOR JANUARY 27, 2009 AT INSOUND.COM Exclusive tracks from !!!, Chairlift, Dan Deacon, Jamie Lidell, King Khan, Mudhoney, No Age, The Secret Machines, Tokyo Police Club, The Walkmen, White Williams, and Yeasayer

TOYOTA YARIS AND URBAN OUTFITTERS ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF FREE YR RADIO 2008 BENEFIT COMPILATION FOR JANUARY 27, 2009 AT INSOUND.COM Exclusive tracks from !!!, Chairlift, Dan Deacon, Jamie Lidell, King Khan, Mudhoney, No Age, The Secret Machines, Tokyo Police Club, The Walkmen, White Williams, and Yeasayer

Seattle, WA – January 23, 2009 – The Free Yr Radio ( campaign, created by Toyota Yaris and Urban Outfitters to generate awareness and support for partner independent radio stations, today announced the release date of the campaign’s benefit compilation album for January 27, 2009.

The Free Yr Radio 2008 Benefit Compilation features tracks from bands that participated in this past year’s Free Yr Radio tour. All profits from sales of the compilation will be donated to the Free Yr Radio partner radio stations. The compilation will be available exclusively at for 99 cents, and buyers of the album will be encouraged to add a “tip” on top of the 99 cents as a way to donate more funds and show their support of independent radio.

Album benefit compilation available at:

The track list for the Free Yr Radio 2008 Benefit Compilation is:

01. !!! – Must Be The Moon (Live at KEXP)

02. Chairlift – At My Side

03. Yeasayer – Final Path (Daytrotter Sessions)

04. White Williams – Blue Steel

05. Dan Deacon – Cave Birth

06. No Age – Padded Chair

07. Mudhoney – The Lucky Ones (Live)

08. King Khan & Saba Lou – Past and Gone

09. The Secret Machines – The Walls Are Starting To Crack (Live at KEXP)

10. The Walkmen – In The New Year (Live)

11. Tokyo Police Club – Your English Is Good (K-Os Remix)

12. Jamie Lidell – Rope of Sand (Live at Austin City Limits)

The participating Free Yr Radio stations from the 2008 campaign include Ohio.FM in Columbus, KVRX in Austin, KRCL in Salt Lake City, WPRB in Philadelphia, KIWR in Omaha, WERS in Cambridge, KEXP in Seattle, The Current in Minneapolis, KUSF in San Francisco, KUCI in Irvine, WVUM in Miami, and WVKR in New York. These stations will split 95% of the profits, with the other 5% being divided among the Free Yr Radio alumni stations from the 2007 campaign.

Each aspect of the Free Yr Radio campaign is designed to give partner independent stations tools to build awareness and help raise additional funds from their listener communities. Partner stations co-host free concerts as a means to increase exposure, gain new listeners, and generate support. The campaign also enables each participating station to award a brand new Toyota Yaris to one listener during their fundraising or awareness-boosting activities. The final component of the Free Yr Radio campaign is the benefit compilation album.

“We’re excited to wrap up another successful year of the Free Yr Radio campaign with such a unique collection of music from the bands that joined in the mission to support non-commercial radio,” said Keith Dahl, National Marketing Manager for Toyota. “By purchasing this compilation consumers will not only get exclusive new music, but will directly benefit the partner independent radio stations that are such a vital part of the music community.”

For more information on the Free Yr Radio campaign, please visit or contact Gregg Flotlin at (206) 388-1455 or


Now in its second year, the Free Yr Radio campaign helps generate awareness and funds for independent radio through a series of promotional activities including free station-sponsored in-store concerts by top indie artists, vehicle sweepstakes to augment station fund-raising drives and a benefit compilation. Yaris and Urban Outfitters joined forces to create Free Yr Radio in 2007 to start a conversation with their customers about the importance of independent radio and to encourage people to talk about, listen to and support their favorite stations. To learn more about the program, you can visit


Toyota established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants, including one under construction. There are more than 1,400 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in the U.S. which sell more than two million vehicles a year. Toyota directly employs more than 32,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $13 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design.

Urban Outfitters, NASDAQ: URBN owns and operates three retail clothing brands: Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Free People. The first store opened in 1970 in Philadelphia, focusing on an eclectic mix of fashion and household products. Today, the Urban Outfitters line has expanded from vintage, bohemian, retro, ironically humorous, kitschy designed apparel and furniture to include many luxury branded collaborations such as Lark & Wolff by Steven Alan, Play by Charlotte Ronson, and Hawks by Geren Ford. Headquartered in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Urban Outfitters operates more than 140 stores in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.