The Whip Perform On Fuel TV Tonight And To Get Ready For The Mayhem Check Out Their 4/22 Performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The Whip Perform On Fuel TV Tonight And To Get Ready For The Mayhem Check Out Their 4/22 Performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

PLEASE TUNE IN…..

THE WHIP
Perform on FuelTV “Daily Habit”
Wednesday, April 29th 2009
At 9:00 PM ET (6:00 PM PT)

(Time Warner Cable -FuelTV Channel 456 – New York Metro area)

The Whip on Jimmy Kimmel Live! April 22, 2009

And Click HERE To Listen To The Whip on KCRW ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’

Live Performance Press Quotes:

“At the Paradise Rock Club, the UK’s new electro/rock hybrid is on full display courtesy of The Whip” – Boston Herald

“Their daytime set at the Liverpool Sound City showcase at Lattitude 30 was oversubscribed, forcing people to spill out into the street, standing on toes and shoulders to peer through the windows to the group’s sweaty, infectious explosion of songs” – Access Hollywood (SXSW Show Review)

“They hit you like a ton of dancing bricks the second the first note is played and immediately your feet are moving, your head is bopping, and you’re having the time of your life!” – The Big Takeover

“murky electro-pop tracks are crafted live before your very eyes” – Flavorpill

“This Manchester-based band is likely to be a hot ticket this year”- Wired.com (SXSW Bands Not To Miss)

“At SXSW, we caught ‘em at three in the afternoon, playing a cramped courtyard bathed in sunlight and smelling of free beer and sweat. Despite the circumstances, they still inspired the festival’s most raucous dance party” – MetroMix

Quest For Fire Announce Tour Supporting Pink Mountaintops, Self Titled Debut Out June 6th

Quest For Fire will be opening up for the Pink Mountaintops beginning on June 2nd in Montreal. The tour comes on the heels of the release of Quest For Fire’s self titled debut June 9th on Tee Pee Records.

Quest For Fire tour dates with Pink Mountaintops:
June 2: La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QB
June 3: Space – Portland, ME
June 4: TT The Bears – Cambridge, MA
June 5: Bell House – Brooklyn, NY
June 6: Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
June 8: Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
June 9: Pike Room At The Crowfoot – Pontiac, MI
June 10: Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
June 11: Russian Recording – Bloomington, IN
June 13: Big Orbit’s Soundlab – Buffalo, NY

You would think that playing in bands for a decade, and touring constantly in shitty vans, might instill the desire to make your new project a lucrative one. This however, hasn’t crossed the minds of the four members of Toronto’s Quest For Fire. The sonic assault that these guys unleash onto unsuspecting listeners in a live setting, through their sometimes 10+ minute journeys is pure power. A contemporary take on classic rock and psychedelia.

The band, made up of Andrew Moszynski (guitar), Chad Ross (guitar, vocals), Mike Maxymuik (drums), and Josh Bauman (bass), spent a little over a year holed up in a tiny practice space near Toronto’s lakeshore, refining their vision and obsessing over their common love of all things strange.

Upon the inevitable demise of Canada’s most beloved garage rock underdogs, The Deadly Snakes (In the Red Records), of which Andrew and Chad were core members, Quest For Fire began to prepare for their great unveiling before Toronto’s wary rock scene. On a hot August night in 2007, the band made their first appearance at ‘The Boat’, one of Toronto’s most cherished dive bars located in Kensington Market. They quickly became the city’s most sought-after new band. Show offers came flooding in to open for acts such as Black Mountain, Ladyhawk, Mudhoney, Earthless, Howlin Rain, Witch……….. As their old bands burned out, QFF took off. The Deadly Snakes faded with time and Mike’s tenure with Canadian metal/hardcore heads Cursed came to an abrupt end. One year after the release of their debut album on Montreal’s Storyboard label, QFF is stoked to announce that they have been picked up by New York’s Tee Pee Records. Their self titled debut will now be available in the U.S./Europe in June of 2009.

The Village Voice Announces Initial Lineup for the 9th Annual Village Voice SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL™ at Coney Island Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Village Voice Announces Initial Lineup for the 9th Annual Village Voice SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL™ at Coney Island Saturday, July 18, 2009

BUILT TO SPILL, THE RAVEONETTES, FRIGHTENED RABBIT,
GRAND DUCHY, MONOTONIX, MICACHU & THE SHAPES
and more to be announced!

New York, NY (April 28, 2009) The Village Voice, the nation’s largest alternative weekly newspaper, is excited to announce the initial line-up for the 9th Annual Village Voice SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL™
at Coney Island on Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m. Scheduled performers include BUILT TO SPILL, THE RAVEONETTES, FRIGHTENED RABBIT, GRAND DUCHY, MONOTONIX, MICACHU & THE SHAPES, DJs and more to be announced.

This free, all day, all ages music festival will feature international, national and local bands and DJs performing on two outdoor stages in historic Coney Island. Now in its 9th year, the Village Voice
SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL™ has solidified its status as a leading New York City outdoor music festival, drawing over 100,000 music fans by showcasing indie rock veterans and emerging artists.

Budweiser returns to the Village Voice SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL™ as the exclusive beer sponsor for the 9th consecutive year. Other sponsors include Metro PCS and Coney Island Cyclone Roller Coaster. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

Robert Cray, Guster and They Might Be Giants Slated to Perform at XPoNential Music Festival

Robert Cray, Guster and They Might Be Giants Slated to Perform at XPoNential Music Festival

Tickets Go On Sale to the General Public Tuesday, May 26th

Philadelphia, Pa. – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and a noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, today announced the lineup for the XPoNential Music Festival, presented by Subaru. Robert Cray, Guster, They Might Be Giants, Shemekia Copeland, Peter Bjohn And John, and many more acts will play the weekend festival at Camden County’s Wiggins Park located on the Camden Waterfront, from Friday, July 24th through Sunday, July 26th.

WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival brings together 40+ bands on three different stages for three days of fun at affordable prices. This year’s lineup once again showcases a mixture of national, local, heritage and up-and-coming artists.

Artists scheduled to perform are as follows:

FRIDAY

Robert Cray

Shemekia Copeland

Annuals

Los Straitjackets

Matt Duke

Terri Hendrix

Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles

Farewell Flight

Good Old War

SATURDAY

They Might Be Giants

Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3

Yeasayer

Sharon Little

The Low Anthem

John Gorka

Katie Herzig

The Peace Creeps

East Hundred

Tom Hamilton’s American Babies

SUNDAY

Guster

Peter Bjorn And John

Aimee Mann

John Wesley Harding

Steve Forbert

Donna the Buffalo

Andrew Lipke & The Prospects

Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Serena Ryder

Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby

Perkasie

Gillian Grassie

Like A Fox

Additional artists will be announced soon.

Tickets will be available to the general public starting May 26th at XPN.org and at select retailers, and ticket prices start as low as $10 a day with the purchase of a three-day pass. In addition, WXPN is offering festival tickets as part of special membership packages which include a year-long XPN membership, CDs, tote bags, t-shirts and more.

The festival, now in its fifth year at Wiggins Park, has drawn increasingly larger and enthusiastic crowds. This venue was selected by WXPN for its spectacular waterfront views, natural amphitheatre for great sound, easy access to public transportation, lush open green spaces and an array of local attractions, such as Adventure Aquarium and the Camden Children’s Garden, which serves as the Kids Corner venue. WXPN will again offer a variety of family-friendly activities.

Gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 24; and noon on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26., The Kids Corner Area will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. As part of the four-acre Camden Children’s Garden, join host Kathy O’Connell as Kids Corner offers family-friendly music and exhibits, exciting amusement rides, themed gardens and nature walks with Jane Kirkland.

CAMDEN COUNTY’S WIGGINS PARK is located on the Camden Waterfront, between the Adventure Aquarium and the Susquehanna Bank Center and features a promenade along the Delaware River with breathtaking views of the river and Philadelphia skyline

SIAN ALICE GROUP SET TO RELEASE TROUBLED, SHAKEN, ETC. ALBUM OUT ON THE SOCIAL REGISTRY AUGUST 4, 2009

SIAN ALICE GROUP SET TO RELEASE TROUBLED, SHAKEN, ETC. ALBUM OUT ON THE SOCIAL REGISTRY AUGUST 4, 2009

Sian Alice Group chart transformations from psychedelic rock, pastoral folk, and piano-lounge balladry into analog-synthtronica, free-jazz breakdowns, pounding Afro-tech grooves, and avant-classical composition. The beauty of Sian Alice Group is that the band is capable of creating highly effective music even when they stray far from traditional torch-song territory.” Pitchfork

“Some artists walk a fine line between the abstract and the arranged creating a sense of spontaneity without being overly rehearsed. Sian Alice Group accomplishes just this. What’s more, it does so while simultaneously recalling great artists but sounding completely unique.” Filter

Troubled, Shaken, Etc is set to be released on The Social Registry on August 4, 2009. Hot on the heels of the band’s 2008 debut album, 59.59, comes another lush and hushed beauty from the UK-based band who count Spiritualized among their biggest fans.

Sian Alice Group (pronounced “Shahn”) a collective of UK musicians Sian Ahern, Rupert Clervaux and Ben Crook, amongst other collaborators – surely had quite the rookie season in 2008. From the epic 59.59 and The Dusk Line (a subdued piano and vocals only EP) to the wholeheartedly experimental Remix 12”, the band made the scene, built up stellar stats and positioned itself as a contender to be reckoned with. Now we lift the curtain on 2009.

The band hones in on a genre-busting combination of organic improvisation, process-driven experimentation and the focused strength earned from a year of extensive traveling and touring the world together. You get your minimalist trances, electronic exploration, techno thump, jazz motifs and Eastern music tropes in a joyous and complete listening experience. It’s a snapshot (or more closely, a yearbook) from an eventful 2008 that is more raw, emotional and loud than anything they’ve released thus far.

Let’s put the songs under our trusty microscope and see what we find. Troubled, Shaken, Etc. kicks off with “Love That Moves The Sun.” It’s a bouncy realization of minimalism set to the cosmos. Arpeggios (on both guitar and vibraphone) set a repetitive tone and Sian Ahern’s powerful vocals resemble the sort of expansive clouds we learned about in a 7th grade science class. “Close To The Ground” begins with a Terry Riley meets Theo Parrish figure that slowly morphs into stomp-rock territory with organic four-to-the-floor rhythmic intensity. “Vanishing” provides a unique take on techno. Rupert Clervaux’s drums are like a wild Elvin Jones who lived through the rave era, and the vocals provide angelic whole tones over the unhinged bounce. “White” is a surprise. It makes us want to re-enroll in college circa 1994, take naps on a grassy knoll and dream of the heartbreak awaiting us throughout the next two decades. Simply put the guitar interplay on this track is totally breathtaking. It’s automatic mixtape fodder.

Troubled, Shaken, Etc. reveals an extremely hardworking band that is focused on process, craft and how their interpersonal relationships can serve as a catalyst to document life in an honest, original and innovative manner. The band (led on these technical issues by Clervaux) masterfully handles the production, and we can’t emphasize enough just how strong Sian Ahern’s vocals have come through. As Clervaux reflects: “The developing solidity in Sian’s voice naturally veered us away from using as much reverb as we did on 59.59, which makes the vocal much more immediate. The same can be said for the percussion, which is in abundance, as always, but is now much dryer and louder.”

With guest spots from live mainstays (Sasha Vine, Eben Bull and label- mate Mike Bones), as well as John Coxon (Spring Heel Jack) and Graham Barton, Troubled, Shaken Etc. is a varied record with tons of collaborative hands on deck. Everything is in place and poised to make 2009 a huge year for the band. So much stellar work in so little time. Maybe we should test Sian Alice Group for steroids.

Track Listing

1. LOVE THAT MOVES THE SUN (4.45)
2. AIRLOCK (2.57)
3. THROUGH AIR OVER WATER (3.05)
4. CLOSE TO THE GROUND (7.35)
5. GROW AGAIN, REPEAT (4.15)
6. TROUBLED, SHAKEN ETC. (3.44)
7. FIRST SONG – ANGELINA (6.51)
8. VANISHING (5.28)
9. WHITE (2.45)
10. LONGSTRAKT (1.55)
11. “TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE” (2.14)
12. THE LOW LIGHTS (4.19)
13. SALT WATER (4.13)

Nicola Conte Rituals CD Available on May 19

Decca Records presents Rituals, the third album from Italian musician Nicola Conte, available on May 19th!

Love In Awakening” Audio Stream

http://www.myspace.com/nicolacontetheofficialspace

2008 is the year of “Rituals”, which confirms the multifaceted talent of the artist and instrumentalist from Bari. Recorded between the end of 2005 and the October of 2007, also this work first of all develops around the historical faithful team which follows the artist in the live shows. Here we find again Pietro Lussu, Pietro Ciancaglini, Fabrizio Bosso, Lorenzo Tucci and Daniele Scannapieco, with whom Nicola elaborated lots of tracks contained in the album. Afterwards the band has been flanked the other friends of theirs, Gianluca Petrella, Gaetano Partipilo and Till Bronner, who also attended the previous “Other Directions”.

Also this album grew up through several production phases, and shows a sharper appearance, thanks above all to the love for both the overseas and European jazz.
The Afro kind of Jazz is celebrated with the participation of Greg Osby and Michael Pinto.The first one is a talented alto sax musician and one of the gurus in the New York jazz scene, resident in the “roaster” of the Blue Note for twenty years; the second one instead is a vibraphone musician born in New Jersey, a kind of rising star who grew up at the Berklee School of Music. As opposed to the overseas scene, the melodies and the feelings typical of the European school are demonstrated strongly through the energy and taste typically expressed in the north of Europe, particularly in Scandinavia: Timo Lassy and Teppo Maikinen, already famous in their home country, Finland, and highly considered in Italy because of their participation on the Five Corners Quintet’s album, respectively as a saxophonist and a drummer.

The utilization of the voices gives us great artistic importance and depth. These voices belong to Chiara Civello and Alice Ricciardi and express all the warmth and intensity typically Italian. The first one, born in Rome, achieved success in the States, where she was already living and studying singing. Some years ago she made her worldwide debut with Verve Records, with the intuition of Burt Bacharach who produced some tracks of her first album.The other singer, born and living in Milan, is the new Italian Jazz singer at Blue Note. We are in front of two emotional women with great vocalisms. They show a different appeal but perfectly malleable to the melodic tessitura of the songs.A black kind of vocalism is expressed differently by Kim Sanders, a sophisticated Berliner soul singer, who already had the chance to perform during the various Jazz Combo live shows, and which represents a connection with the Afro American culture. For the first time in a Nicola Conte’s album we find some male voices, as well as those of the newer and original ones of the international market. Josè James, a singer from New York who has been acknowledged by the European media thanks to the intuition of Gilles Peterson. The famous DJ was so amazed during a concert of the singer while he was performing “Equinox” by John Coltrane, that he decided to produce for him an entire album. Josè James takes care of the great singer’s past tradition, those big names like Joe Williams, Nat King Cole and Mark Murphy, but using a timbre similar to the one typical of Andy Bey’s voice of the first years.
Another fascinating voice is Philippe Weiss’ one, who gave us a memorable performance in “Caravan”, one of the most famous Duke Ellington’s pieces which, together with “Macedonia” by Dusko Gojkovic represents the unique unoriginal compositions of this work.
“Rituals” signals a switch in Nicola Conte’s artistic career, further developed thanks to his effort in the creation of the songs and lyrics of the record. Just as it happened in the previous album, also here we find references to the literary culture dear to Nicola which helped him find inspiration during the writing phase.
Among the poet’s lectures which influenced the lyrics we find those of Dylan Thomas and the American Langstone Hughes.There are some pieces in the album which were inspired more than the others by the literature of these two writers. The first one is “Like Heavens In The Wind”, whose lyrics were performed by Josè James. His words are accompanied by the wind instruments with Till Bronner and Sandro Deidda, a valued musician from Campania who is present in seven pieces of the album.
The other two songs in question are “I See All Shades Of You”, with Alice Ricciardi’s classical interpretation, and “The Nubian Queens”, where the drumming by the Finn Teppo Maikinen leaves immediately its mark. The solos by Fabrizio Bosso and Timo Lassy seems to be unbreakable till the end of the song.
Another innovation immediately perceptible listening to “Rituals” is the compositive form, the colours, the feelings and the romantic mood which are expressed through the blue notes of the guitar played by Nicola Conte (here as an instrumentalist). Among the most famous great historical instrumentalists of the past Nicola Conte is influenced by Barney Kessel, Jim Hall, Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Pat Martino, Gabor Szabo, Kenny Burrell. Great artistic conceptions which still promise us future new productions of this great Italian artist.

YEAH YEAH YEAHS ON THE ROAD SPRING TOUR BEGINS MAY 23RD; INCLUDES STOPS AT SASQUATCH, BONNAROO, AND ALL POINTS WEST FESTIVAL NEW YORK CITY TRIO TOURING BEHIND BRAND-NEW ALBUM IT’S BLITZ!

YEAH YEAH YEAHS ON THE ROAD SPRING TOUR BEGINS MAY 23RD; INCLUDES STOPS AT SASQUATCH, BONNAROO, AND ALL POINTS WEST FESTIVAL NEW YORK CITY TRIO TOURING BEHIND BRAND-NEW ALBUM IT’S BLITZ!

(New York, NY) Fresh off their triumphant appearances on Saturday Night Live and at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, as well as performances on The Late Show With David Letterman and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, New York City’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs will hit the road for a spring tour. The tour, which begins May 23rd at the Sasquatch Festival in Washington state, will make stops at the Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 12th and the All Points West Music & Arts Festival on July 31st.

The trio are touring in support of their latest album, It’s Blitz!, which was released by DGC/Interscope on March 31st. Already No. 1 at indie retail stores around the country, It’s Blitz! has earned four stars from Rolling Stone, five out of five from Britain’s Q, and been called “the alternative pop album of the decade” by Spin. The first single — the huge, dancefloor anthem “Zero” — has stormed the Top 40 at Alternative Radio with no signs of slowing down. Now it’s time to catch Yeah Yeah Yeahs live where they promise to “shake it like a ladder to the sun”. Karen O, Nick Zinner, and Brian Chase mean it bad as they strut both rock-disco explosions and ballsy ballads that cut both sides of your emotional heart. Don’t miss them on the road this spring!

For more information please visit:
http://www.yeahyeahyeahs.com/
http://www.myspace.com/yeahyeahyeahs

TOUR DATES

5/23 – Quincy, Washington @ Sasquatch Festival
5/26 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
5/27 – Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargos
5/28 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
5/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
5/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
6/2 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
6/3 – Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont
6/6 – Mountain View, CA @ Live 105 BFD
6/12 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
7/31 – Jersey City, NJ @ All Points West

SAVING ABEL TO DEBUT NASCAR-THEMED VIDEO FOR Drowning (Face Down) ON YAHOO! on April 30th Video Stars NASCAR Driver Jeremy Mayfield and includes cameos from Clint Bowyer, Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr. & Brian Vickers

SAVING ABEL TO DEBUT NASCAR-THEMED VIDEO FOR “Drowning (Face Down)” ON YAHOO! on April 30th Video Stars NASCAR Driver Jeremy Mayfield and includes cameos from Clint Bowyer, Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr. & Brian Vickers

NASCAR Media Group and Virgin Records rock quartet Saving Abel announced today that the music video for the band’s third single from their gold certified self-titled debut album will debut exclusively on Yahoo! on Thursday, April 30th. The NASCAR-themed video for “Drowning (Face Down)” stars NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeremy Mayfield as an aspiring racer who makes great sacrifices for a chance to compete at the highest level. The driver has no sponsor and no endorsement deals, but pushes forward through all obstacles in pursuit of his racing dreams.

“It was awesome and I can’t wait until it comes out,” said Jeremy Mayfield, who finished 32nd during Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. “Just being a part of that was just cool for me. Those guys are great guys and I’m glad to see them coming up. I didn’t really know them that well until we did the video and they have a lot of fun. It’s funny how our story kind of fit their song and worked perfect for their video.”

A five-time Sprint Cup race winner, Mayfield hasn’t had a full-time ride in more than two years and decided to start his own team a month before the 2009 season began. Mirroring the music video’s theme, Mayfield has started three races this year, including racing his way into the Daytona 500, and is trying to recapture some of his past successes.

“We had a blast shooting the ‘Drowning (Face Down)’ video with Jeremy Mayfield and the other NASCAR drivers as we’re all big NASCAR fans, said Saving Abel frontman Jared Weeks. We especially love how Jeremy’s real life story mirrors the character he plays in the video.”

Parts of the music video were shot at Bristol Motor Speedway, as well as Mayfield Motorsports in Harrisburg, N.C., and it features cameos by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr., Brian Vickers and Clint Bowyer.

Saving Abel’s self-titled debut album was recently certified gold by the RIAA. The platinum single “Addicted” had an extraordinary run as 2008’s most-played song at active rock radio, with 11 consecutive weeks at No. 2 in the format, and a No. 1 posting at mainstream rock radio and No. 7 at alternative. The song also had a powerful, months-long afterburn on mainstream Top 40 and Hot AC radio, hitting the top 10 in both formats. The follow-up ballad, honoring our nation’s troops, “18 Days,” is a top 5 hit at active rock, top 10 at alternative radio. “Drowning (Face Down)” is rocketing up the charts at both active rock radio, currently at #13 and alternative radio where it is in the top 30. Saving Abel is currently on the road playing some shows with Shinedown before returning to arenas with rock giants Nickelback for the second leg of their current outing beginning July 10th in Darien Center, NY. Saving Abel’s 18 Days Tour Ep which features an acoustic version of “18 Days” and two b-sides is available now exclusively at iTunes.

NASCAR Media Group, which also produced the O.A.R. music video for “Right on Time” starring Dale Earnhardt Jr., recently announced a partnership with BET to develop a new program called “Changing Lanes” that will spotlight up and coming drivers and those supporting them behind the scenes. Other past projects have included the critically-acclaimed feature length movie DALE, the only authorized documentary about racing icon Dale Earnhardt and produced in partnership with CMT Films, and the Emmy Award-winning Quest for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, a television series offering a past-paced, up-close HD look at the 12 drivers competing in NASCAR’s playoffs.

About Saving Abel:

Saving Abel – named after the Biblical sibling of Cain – was formed by Jared Weeks and guitarist Jason Null in 2004 in their hometown of Corinth, Mississippi. Now based in Memphis, Tennessee, the band’s lineup includes guitarist Scott Bartlett, bassist Eric Taylor and drummer Blake Dixon. Combining influences of southern rock, hard rock and alternative music, the band was first heard on a 2005 EP, produced by Skidd Mills (12 Stones, Saliva, Submersed). Since the March, 2008 release of their self titled debut, Saving Abel has earned 2 top 10 singles at active and alternative rock radio, a top 10 hit at top 40 radio, a gold record, platinum single and has toured with such bands as Nickelback, Buckcherry, Seether, Avenged Sevenfold, Puddle of Mudd and more. For more info on Saving Abel, visit www.myspace.com/savingabel or www.savingabel.com

About NASCAR Media Group:

NASCAR Media Group is a media, marketing and entertainment company that creates and produces programming related to the sport, manages its media partnerships, and forges relationships to integrate the sport into mainstream entertainment. As the internal production and creative services company of NASCAR, NASCAR Media Group is the exclusive rights holder of NASCAR event footage, race data and content. The NASCAR Media Group leverages The Sight, Sound and Emotion of NASCAR through TV and film production, home video, licensed consumer products and premiums for the sports’ sponsors, tracks, teams and fans. To learn more, visit www.nascarimages.com.

For more info on Saving Abel, visit www.myspace.com/savingabel or www.savingabel.com

For album artwork, photos and other press materials on Saving Abel, visit www.emimusicpublicity.net

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Saving Abel on Tour

Saving Abel Headline +/ With Shinedown */ Summer Festival Dates ^

May–01 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall/Crawfish Boil ^

May-02 Memphis, TN Tom Lee Park/Beale Street Music Festival ^

May-03 Springfield, MO Shrine Mosque *

May-08 Pensacola, FL Seville Quarter+

May-09 Ponte Verda Beach, FL St. Francis Field/Crawfish Boil ^

May -10 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues Orlando +

May-12 Johnson City, TN Freedom Hall*

May-13 Chattanooga, TN UTC Arena *

May-15 Greenville SC Bi-Low Center/Crawfish Boil ^

May-16 Nashville, TN Riverfront Park/Crawfish Boil ^

May-17 Columbus, OH Columbus Crew Stadium^

May-19 Richmond, VA The National +

May-20 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues Myrtle Beach+

May-23 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center *

May-24 Rockford, IL WXRX Wing Ding ^

May-25 St. Louis, MO Rib American Festival ^

May-27 Wichita, KS The Cotillion*

May-29 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre ^

May-30 Kansas City, MO Liberty Memorial Park – Rock Fest ^

May-31 Indianola, IA Balloon Classic Field^

Jun-25 Muskegon, MI Muskegon Summer Celebration^

Jun-26 Dubuque, IA Mississippi Moon Bar+

Jun-27 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest^

Jun-28 Duluth, MN Wade Stadium*

Jun-30 Sioux Falls, SD Nutty’s North+

July-01 Aberdeen, SD Ramkota Hall+

July-02 Billings, MT Shrine Auditorium+

July-05 Missoula, MT Wilma Theater+

July-06 Great Falls, MT Mansfield Convention Center+

July-08 Sault Sainte Marie, MI Dream Makers Theater+

July-09 Lansing, MI Common Grounds Music Festival ^

Saving Abel with Papa Roach, Hinder and Nickelback / Summer Music Festivals *

July-10 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

July-11 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

July-14 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavillion

July-15 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre

July-16 Cadott, WI Rock Fest 2009

July-17 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium

July-18 Burgettstown, PA Post Gazette Pavilion

July-21 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

July-22 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

July-24 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center for the Performing

July-25 Hartford, CT Dodge Music Center

July-26 Oxford, ME WCYY Summer Camp Concerts *

July-28 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach

July-29 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge

July-31 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Aug-01 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre

Aug-05 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip Campgrounds*

Aug-08 Grand Island, NE Hall County Fair*

Aug-12 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

Aug-14 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center

Aug-15 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center

Aug-17 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center

Aug-18 Midland, MI WIOG Lizard Fair*

Aug-19 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

Aug-21 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Pavilion

Aug-22 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Aug-23 Algona, IA Freedom Park*

Aug-25 Englewood, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre

Aug-26 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre

Aug-28 Ridgefield, WA The Amphitheatre at Clark County

Aug-29 George, WA The George Amphitheatre

Aug-31 Marysville, CA Sleep T rain Amphitheatre

Sep-01 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sep-03 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Sep-05 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

Sep-06 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena

Sep-08 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena

Sep-09 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion

Sep-12 Spring, TX Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion

GREAT NORTHERN ALBUM OUT TODAY AND TOUR W/ THE DEARS

“A dreamy reflection that exudes a warmth and calm, a perfect meeting of gritty indie and polished rock” – Sentimentalist

“Remind Me Where The Light Is” Out TODAY!

Dana Patrick

CHART DEBUTS:
#11 on Amazon Independent Charts
#18 on iTunes New Artist Chart
#46 on Billboard Indipendent Artist Chart

Look out for Great Northern on tour with The Dears in the following cities:

May 1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House
May 2 – Albany, NY @ Valentines
May 4 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
May 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
May 7 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
May 8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
May 9 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
May 10 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
May 11 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
May 13 – Chicago, IL @ Lakeshore Theatre
May 14 – Columbia, MT @ Mojo’s
May 16 – Denton, TX @ Halley’s
May 17 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse
May 18 – Austin, TX @ Parish
May 21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
May 22 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
May 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
May 24 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
May 26 – Portland, OR @ Douglas Fir Lounge
May 27 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe

“REMIND ME WHERE THE LIGHT IS”

“Houses is an update on country-rock, the band hybridizing it with the fustian sounds of the recent post-punk revivalists” – Skyscraper Magazine

“The Stevie Nicks-con-juring rock and roll songs couldn’t be better!” – Los Angeles Magazine

“Great Northern’s live performance has evolved into a elegant lush orchestration of pop melodies. Truly a show not to be missed.” – Imeem

“Their musical talent and mammoth energy at shows illustrate to crowds what a live performance ought to look like” – Venus Zine

http://www.myspace.com/greatnorthern

THE DECEMBERISTS: COLBERT REPORT, PASTE COVER, AND MORE

THE DECEMBERISTS: COLBERT REPORT, PASTE COVER, AND MORE!

Tune in tonight (4/27) to check out The Decemberists performing “The Wanting Comes In Waves / Repaid” on The Colbert Report (Comedy Central, 11:30/10:30c)! Colin Meloy and Chris Funk will also sit down for an interview with Stephen Colbert. This will be the band’s first appearance on the show since 2006’s ShredDown where Funk was dubiously defeated by last-minute Colbert fill-in Peter Frampton, and Eliot Spitzer had to recuse himself from the voting after an attempted Colbert bribe.

Check out The Decemberists featured on the cover of the May issue of PASTE magazine! PASTE writes “Hazards is both the most daring and logical leap of the band’s career. It’s an hour-long romp through traditional British folk motifs—ill-fated lovers, shape-shifters, infanticide—buoyed by sludged-out guitars, leering synths and an arsenal of talented guest stars, all pressed, as always, through the bizarre sieve of Meloy’s mind.” You can read the full story online here.

HITS magazine has put their money on The Hazards of Love as the dark-horse Grammy contender for Album of the Year. HITS writes “If there’s any 2009 release that deserves to be in consideration for an Album Grammy, it is The Decemberists and their ambitious The Hazards of Love, a bearer of the classic-rock mythos for the iPod generation.” You can read more here.