JOSH GRACIN TO CHANNEL HIS INNER-COWBOY WITH PERFORMANCE AT PBR ROCK BAR

JOSH GRACIN TO CHANNEL HIS INNER-COWBOY

WITH PERFORMANCE AT PBR ROCK BAR

 

Country music sensation, Josh Gracin will perform at PBR Rock Bar & Grill,
the ultimate spot on the Strip for National Finals Rodeo fans on Thursday,
December 8, at 10 p.m.

 

Performing hits off his brand new self-produced studio album, Redemption, Gracin
promises a night full of excitement over American-style comfort food, an endless
array of booze and hydraulic mechanical bull riding.

 

 

Any country boy can receive 10% off their entire dining bill at PBR Rock Bar & Grill by
presenting their NFR ticket stub. After a long day of lassos and hog-tying,
guests can enjoy PBR Rock Bar & Grill’s Texas Style Beef Brisket or slow
smoked, fall off the bone, Memphis Style Ribs.

 

 

PBR Rock Bar & Grill is the latest spot to hit Las Vegas offering beers, bulls
and plenty of babes in its sprawling, 16,800-square-foot venue. Open seven days
a week from 9 a.m. until the early morning hours, PBR Rock Bar & Grill
offers guests hearty, American comfort food and barbeque around the clock. Rodeo
queens and bull-riding bucks are dared to attempt to defy gravity on PBR Rock
Bar & Grill’s daunting, hydraulic mechanical bull. Located at the center of
the world-famous Las Vegas Strip at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood
Resort & Casino, PBR Rock Bar & Grill’s expansive, 3,000-square-foot
patio gives patrons a front-row seat to all of the action. Complete with 105
wall-to-wall high-definition televisions, PBR Rock Bar & Grill provides
sports enthusiasts with the perfect game-day retreat. For more information, call
702.750.1685 or visit www.pbrrockbar.com.

 

Confessions of a Rock Star at Riviera Hotel & Casino Now Has Living Billboard

 

Confessions of a Rock Star at Riviera Hotel & Casino
Now Has Living Billboard

Tattoo of Resident Headliner Pat DiNizio from The Smithereens
Leaves Permanent Mark in Las Vegas

What lengths would you go to show your dedication to a rock band? On Dec. 1, 3 Lions Tattoo Shop inside the Riviera Hotel & Casino inked a Facebook fan with the property’s resident headliner, Pat DiNizio from The Smithereens. Matua J. was the first to respond to the Riviera’s challenge seeking a fan to get DiNizio’s face tattooed on their body in honor of the launch of his new show, Confessions of a Rock Star.

Las Vegas resident Matua was given $1,000 cash plus a free tattoo at the 3 Lions Tattoo Shop inside the Riviera. The “Pat-too” took approximately three hours to complete and would have cost an estimated $800. Matua chose to have the tattoo prominently displayed on his lower leg.

“We knew there were dedicated people out there who loved The Smithereens and what better way to show your devotion than with a tattoo,” said Andy Choy, president and CEO of Riviera Hotel & Casino. “We were surprised, however, at how quickly we went from posting this opportunity on Facebook to less than 20 hours later, having Matua sitting in the chair getting his tattoo.”

“Once I saw the promotion on Riviera’s Facebook page, I knew it was a no-brainer,” says Matua. “I didn’t hesitate to get Pat’s face tattooed on my leg.”

Riviera Hotel & Casino Headliner Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens with Matua J. as he gets a tattoo of DiNizio’s face on his lower leg at the 3 Lions Tattoo Shop.

DiNizion performs Confessions of a Rock Star six nights a week inside the Crazy Girls Theater at the Riviera. The show highlights his rise to stardom as part of The Smithereens and pays tribute to DiNizio’s musical idols, including Buddy Holly and The Beatles. Tickets to Confessions of a Rock Star are $29.95 and can be purchased at the Riviera box office, online at www.RivieraHotel.comor over the phone at 702-794-9433.

About The Riviera Hotel & Casino

Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the newly renovated Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the iconic casino and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. With more than 2,000 hotel rooms and 160,000 square feet of convention space, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. Located on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard, the Riviera features the only bingo room on the Strip, headlining entertainment, wonderful dining options and more than 100,000 square feet of casino space. Become a fan of the Riviera at www.facebook.com/RivieraLasVegasand follow on Twitter @RivieraLasVegas. For more information, visit www.RivieraHotel.com.

Individual Tickets for The Smith Center’s Inaugural Season on Sale Friday, 11/18

 

 

Individual Tickets On Sale November 18 for Inaugural
Season at The Smith Center for The Performing Arts

 

WHAT:   Individual tickets for all 26 must-see shows in the highly anticipated inaugural season of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will go on-sale November 18.

 

Shows available for individual ticket purchase include Broadway favorites, such as THE COLOR PURPLE, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and MEMPHIS. Individual tickets will also be available for a wide variety of programming, including The Cleveland Orchestra, The Canadian Tenors, tap dance extraordinaire Savion Glover, Playhouse Disney’s Imagination Movers, blues-legend Buddy Guy, humorist David Sedaris, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and many more. The diverse array of programming creates a series rich in choices for anyone in the Las Vegas community to enjoy.

 

For a full list of available titles, visit TheSmithCenter.com. Individual tickets prices start at $24 per ticket.

 

WHO:                 The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

 

WHEN:               Friday, November 18 at 8 a.m.

 

WHERE:  Tickets will be available for purchase online at TheSmithCenter.com, by phone at (702) 982-7805 or at the ticket office at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts (241 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 155 in the Holsom Lofts).

                                                             

Fremont Street Experience Hosts the 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown

 

Fremont Street Experience Hosts
the 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown

Get Your Boot Scootin’ Boogie On at the Kick-off Party
for the National Finals Rodeo

 

Fremont Street Experience is calling all cowboys and country music fans to get their boot scootin’ boogie on at the 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown — celebrating the return of the National Finals Rodeo – on Wednesday evening, Nov. 30.  The event begins at 6:10 p.m. and showcases popular country music entertainment with free live concerts on three stages.  All are invited to Dosey Doe downtown and enjoy the feel good country music acts under the neon lights of the Fremont Street Experience.
 
The 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown will have everyone two stepping with its entertainment lineup that includes top country music talents: Craig Morgan, Glen Templeton, Hunter Hayes, Lee Brice, LoCash Cowboys and Exile.
 
25th Annual Downtown Hoedown performance schedule:
 
·     6:10 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.              Hunter Hayes on Main Street Stage
·     7:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.              Glen Templeton on 1st Street Stage
·     8:10 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.               Lee Brice on 3rd Street Stage
·     9:10 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.            Craig Morgan on 1st Street Stage
·     10:40 p.m. – Midnight             LoCash Cowboys on Main Street Stage
                                                            Exile on 3rd Street Stage

“It is amazing that the Annual Downtown Hoedown is in its 25th year. The longevity of this event is a testament to the great music and fun time that everyone has downtown,” said Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience.  “This year, we look forward to showcasing more popular country music and invite everyone to come on out.”

The 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown begins 12 Days of Country on Fremont Street Experience.  To coincide with the National Finals rodeo, FSE will have additional nightly free concerts Dec. 1-11 featuring Dean Simmons as Garth Brooks, Exile, Jimmy Ray’s Johnny Cash Tribute, Voodoo Cowboys, Ryan Whyte Maloney Band, Route 66 and Fairchild.
 
The headliners for the 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown on Wednesday, Nov. 30 include:

Craig Morgan
Craig Morgan is a country superstar with fourteen top 10 hits including fan favorites “Redneck Yacht Club,” “Almost Home,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” and “Tough.” Morgan is a diligent singer and renowned song-writer who plays over 120 live shows annually including touring with Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Brad Paisley and more. On November 1st, Morgan is preparing to release his self-produced extended play (EP) titled, This Ole Boy. This highly anticipated EP features new songs reflecting about his life experiences and music career and illustrates that his songwriting is still one of the best in business. In addition to his musical career, Morgan is also a successful television host on the Outdoor Channel’s “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors.” His first season run, quickly became the network’s #1 Saturday morning hunting show.

Hunter Hayes
At only 20 years old, Hunter Hayes is already an accomplished songwriter, producer and musician who can sing and play with the best, and does. Concluding his tour with country star Taylor Swift, Hayes’s next move is a 2012 tour alongside with Rascal Flatts and Sara Evans. Adding to his credentials, Hayes co-wrote the song, “Play” for Rascal Flatts’ Nothing Like This album and contributed to 2011 remake of Footloose performing a duet with actress/singer Victoria Justice for “Almost Paradise.” This multi-talented musician recently released his self-named album in October 2011, which hit the Top 10 Billboard Top Country Albums, and features his hit song, “Storm Warning.” Hayes writes about life and love from a refreshing point of view, performs with the grace of someone twice his age and most importantly is spiritually grounded with the American values of God, family and country.

Glen Templeton
Glen Templeton is a Southern-born, Southern-bred musician-songwriter and one of country music’s most promising up and coming stars. Templeton claims he never chose country music, country music chose him. Throughout all his other jobs, country music kept calling his name to move to Nashville and pursue music career. His claim to fame started in 2008 when Conway Twitty’s daughters hand picked him to portray Conway, the lead role, in the touring musical production, Conway Twitty: The Man, The Music, The Legend. Since then, Templeton has played at several country music events including performance on CMT, The Grand Ole Opry, The ACM’s All-Star Jam, Country Jam USA, Cheyenne Frontier Days and numerous state fairs and festivals. His likes, looks, and talent have captured the attention of Black River Music Group. Templeton released his first single “I Could Be the One” earlier this year which has debuted at number 58 in the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Song chart. Glen Templeton’s voice is described as one with a rich traditional country with a hint of rock and R&B. His album entitled, GT, is soon to be released later this year.

Lee Brice
With musical influence ranging from Garth Brooks and Hank Junior to Coldplay and 3 Doors Down, Lee Brice fuses tradition honkey tonk with contemporary rock n’ roll for a “country all the way” sound that is uniquely his own. Brice has released one album and 4 singles. The fourth single, “Love Like Crazy” Declared as the #1 country song of 2010 by Billboard Magazine, and currently holds the record for the Longest Charting Single in the history of the Billboard Hot Country Song chart. Brice recently released a new hit single earlier in September titled, “A Woman Like You.” Shortly after the release he was named NRA Country Artist of the Month. In addition to his vocal success, Lee Brice is credited to have co-written singles for super stars Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, and Adam Gregory. Currently, Brice is finishing up his tour with the 10th Annual CMT on Tour starring Luke Bryan and Josh Thompson. 
 
LoCash Cowboys
The LoCash Cowboys consists of a country music duo including Chris Lucas and Preston Burst. Add to that Jeffrey Steele, one of Nashville’s biggest names in songwriting (“The Cowboy In Me,” “What Hurts The Most,” “My Town”) and producing (Montgomery Gentry, Keith Anderson), and you have a trio of talent and energy that is the LoCash Cowboys. Currently touring the southeast US, both country superstars developed one of the most dynamic live shows that any genre has to offer with their energetic stage presence and vocal capabilities. Their debut album, This Is How We Do It, is a fitting introduction to a compellingly charismatic duo and includes hit singles such as “Here Comes Summer,” “Keep in Mind,” and “You Got Me.” These honky-tonk style Cowboys are also credited as co-writing Keith Urban’s 2011 single, “You Gonna Fly.” 
 
Exile
Exile is a former rock turned country music band best remembered for their 1978 number one smash hit single, “Kiss You All Over” which has been featured in films such as Happy Gilmore and Employee of the Month. The current members consist of original members J.P. Pennington and Les Taylor along with Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis, and Steve Goetzman. With a successful career spanning over 48 years, they have produced more than 10 number one hit singles including, “Woke Up in Love” “I Don’t Want to Be a Memory,” “She’s a Miracle,” and “Give Me One More Chance.” Their unique sound which fuses the energy from rock and roll with the melodic blues of country music captivates audiences world wide. 
 
 
About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex located in historic downtown Las Vegas.  Fremont Street Experience features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen which is 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall.  Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system.  Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on two stages. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.

 

 

Mat Kearney Soars High: Serenades Passengers on Southwest Airlines

Mat Kearney Soars High:

Serenades Passengers on Southwest Airlines

 

Mat Kearney, no stranger to packed houses, recently crossed one item off his bucket list – to perform on a full airplane. On a recent Southwest Airlines flight last week, fans were treated to an impromptu performance by Mat Kearney. Mat reflected on the performance, “I’ve always actually wanted to pick up my guitar in the middle of a flight and just walk down the aisle and play songs, but this is the first time I’ve ever actually gotten the chance to do it.” Check out the video of him performing “Nothing Left To Lose” below.

Mat Kearney is currently on a nation-wide tour, in support of his fourth-album Young Love. Be sure to catch him on one of the remaining tour dates:

 

October           27th      Crocodile Rock            Allentown, PA

                        28th      Webster Hall   New York, NY

                        29th      TLA                              Philadelphia, PA

                        30th      Northern Lights           Albany, NY

November        1st        Pearl Street                 Northampton, MA

                        2nd        Toad’s Place                New Haven, CT

                        4th        House of Blues            Boston, MA

                        5th        The State                     Portland, ME

                        6th        Higher Ground Burlington, VT

                        8th        Petite                           Montreal, QC

                        9th        Opera House   Toronto, ON

                        11th      Town Ballroom            Buffalo, NY

                        12th      Rex Theater                 Pittsburgh, PA

                        13th      St. Andrews                 Detroit, MI

                        15th      Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH

                        17th      House of Blues            Chicago, IL

                        18th      House of Blues           Chicago, IL

                        19th      Capital Theater           Madison, WI
                        20th      First Avenue                Minneapolis, MN

 

Links

http://www.matkearney.com

http://www.facebook.com/matkearney

http://www.myspace.com/matkearney

http://twitter.com/matkearney

 

Rod Stewart Returns for Second Year of Residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace

 

ROD STEWART ROCKS INTO SECOND YEAR OF HIS SMASH HIT
LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY ROD STEWART: THE HITS.
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NOVEMBER 3 – 20, 2011 & MARCH 24 – APRIL 7, 2012  
AT THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE
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TICKETS FOR 2012 DATES ON SALE BEGINNING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 AT 10 A.M.

 
Legendary rocker, Rod Stewart is proving that some guys really do have all the luck as he triumphantly returns to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace for the second year of his wildly-successful Las Vegas residency, Rod Stewart: The Hits. Stewart is kicking-off the remaining concerts of 2011, November 3 – 20, and eight concerts have just been added in the Spring of 2012 to meet the overwhelming fan demand for tickets.
 
Tickets for the first eight performances of Rod Stewart: The Hits. in 2012 from March 24 – April 7 will go on-sale beginning Saturday, October 29 at 10 a.m. PDT.  Showdates are March 24, 25, 28, 31 and April 1, 4, 6, 7. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $49/ $69/ $99/ $165/ $250 plus applicable fees. Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-800-745-3000 or on-line at ticketmaster.com, keyword “Rod Stewart” or at thecolosseum.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  For groups of 20 or more, call (702) 731-7208.
 
A high-energy concert celebration, Rod Stewart: The Hits. features a set list of the iconic rock and R&B favorites that have defined Stewart’s unparalleled five-decade-long career including “Maggie May,” “You Wear it Well,” “Hot Legs,” “You’re in My Heart,” “Do You Think I’m Sexy,” and “Some Guys Have All the Luck” mixed with a few rarities like, “Broken Arrow,” and “The Killing of Georgie,” and some sizzling covers. The high-impact show is designed to give audiences that intimate, only in Las Vegas concert experience – with no fan more than 120 feet from the magnificent stage.
 
With his soulful and singular voice, narrative songwriting and passionate live performances, Rod Stewart has paved one of the most iconic and successful musical careers of all time.  His return to Las Vegas continues on the heels of his just announced and hotly anticipated autobiography with publishing giant Random House, scheduled for release in 2012 and sold-out concerts throughout North and South America in 2011. He is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Grammy Living Legend and in 2007 was bestowed the prestigious CBE (Commander of The British Empire). Throughout his prolific career, he has garnered an estimated 250 million album and single sales and an amazing 18 Grammy nominations. For more information, visit rodstewart.com.
 
 
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows in Las Vegas including Celine Dion and Rod Stewart, and beginning December 2012, Shania Twain at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace as well as Barry Manilow at Paris Las Vegas. Our exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 7 million visitors since 2005.  AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com. 
 
About Caesars Palace
Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace features 3,300 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the 180-room Nobu Hotel set to open in 2012; and 25 diverse restaurants and cafes, including the 24-hour café Central by James Beard award-winning Chef Michel Richard. The 85-acre resort offers nearly 129,000 square-feet of casino space including a 14,000 square-foot poker room; a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool complex showcasing eight pools and two gardens; the 50,000 square-foot award-winning Qua Baths & Spa and Color Salon by renowned celebrity colorist Michael Boychuck; five elegant wedding chapels and outdoor gardens; 300,000 square-feet of premium meeting and convention space; and the acclaimed 683,000-square-foot Forum Shops offering more than 180 boutiques and dining establishments. Caesars guests enjoy Cascata, one of the world’s most exclusive golf courses; and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlighting world class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfeld, Rod Stewart, Elton John and Shania Twain (beginning December 2012). For more information, please visit caesarspalace.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.
 
Caesars Palace, along with all Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts, including Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Bally’s, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, proudly prohibit adding mandatory resort fees to hotel guest room rates. For information on No Resort Fees visit caesars.com/noresortfees or find details on Facebook at facebook.com/noresortfees.
 
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Photos & Review: 48 Hours Festival Powered by Rockstar Energy Drink Comes to a End

Vegas24Seven had the honor, pleasure and privilege of attending and covering the 48 Hours Festival powered by Rockstar Energy Drinks and presented by Revolver. The event was on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip just south of the Luxor and Mandalay Bay. 2 days, 22 bands and thousands and thousands of concert go-ers later we emerged drained, enlightened and entertained. I went wanting to see my personal favorites Hatebreed and Five Finger Death Punch but left the festival with a new-found respect for several local bands and several well known bands that I hadn’t seen before. The festivities began Friday night at a kick-off party at the House of Blues and Saturday morning there was a Topless Pool Party at the Mandalay Bay Moorea beach Club. We arrived at the main event early Saturday and picked up our press and photo passes and went to work. I walked the grounds and found The Rockstar tent, the Best Buy autograph centers, the Gibson/Revolver tent, the Metal Mulisha motocross Jump Show, the wrestling ring, the Rat Pack Vegas Lounge, the Old Mexico saloon, the Debauchery VIP tent, The VIP bungalows complete with pools, the Ricky Bobby lounge, the sponsor village area, the Ernie Ball second stage and the enormously impressive Rockstar main stage. Then we checked out the backstage compound, Godfather VIP area, media tent and the Red Carpet area. Now lets get to it!

Day 1 kicked off with Orange Blossom Special playing the Ernie ball second stage stage at 2pm. This California band played a quick and energetic set and got the whole festival going. Later I had the chance to talk to them on the red carpet and they said they felt a little pressure kicking off the biggest rock and roll party ever to hit the Las Vegas strip. But they pulled it off and had fun doing it.

 

Next was the Butcher Babies. They were a late addition and most of the guys at the festival were glad of that. They are from LA and are the undisputed darlings of the Sunset Strip. I’m not gonna argue with ’em. Scantily clad and brutal front women Heidi and Carla really whipped they crowd into a frenzy. They were a heavier metal sound and that’s just what this metalhead likes.

 

 

Leading off on the Rockstar Energy Drink main stage at 3pm was Las Vegas own Otherwise. The crowd had been gathering there waiting and were it wasn’t long until the full festival feel was present at the overwhelming stage constructed just the day before.

Brothers Adrian and Ryan Patrick put together a great set and it’s no wonder they are billed as #1 unsigned act in America by Fox news.

The next couple of hours I was bouncing back and forth from the main stage to the second stage to the red carpet and it got a little hectic. But hey I like hectic. Next on second stage was up and coming California band Hell or Highwater. Playing songs from there debut album Begin Again it was a great sound and set. By now the crowds were getting bigger and bigger and louder and louder. Art of Dyings guitarist Tavis later told me this was one of the bands he wanted to check out at the festival.

 

Back to the main stage at 4PM for our very own Adelitas Way. This band is really making some noise on the music scene and it’s no wonder. They kick ass!. Frontman Rick DeJesus pounds it out while guitarists Rahji and Keith sizzle. Derek’s on the Bass and manager Trevor pounding out the drums. Fresh off the Carnival of Madness Tour they played songs from recent CD Home School Valedictorian and self titled debut CD Adelitas Way. We had conflicting schedules all day and I didn’t get the interview I wanted but I did talk to Rick some and we’re going to get together later here in Vegas. Maybe at a show or maybe at Kevin Churkos Rock and Roll Hideout studio opening. Look for that interview and story in the future on Vegas24Seven.com.

 

4:30pm and Black Tide is tearing it up and the Ernie Ball stage. An intricate and powerful set of songs from recent Cd Post Mortem and previous releases. I was kind of rushed away from this one, to the red carpet and then to the main stage. But I enjoyed what I did hear and the crowd did too.

 

Now we’re starting to get to the more well known bands with Las Vegas Escape the Fate hittin’ the big stage. This band made a very quick rise to the top and has played the Sunset Strip Music Festival with Mötley Crüe and Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. And to think I saw them a couple of years ago at Extreme Thing here in Vegas. Of course this band has a HUGE local following and their crowd was ready and waiting to really get into it and lose themselves. It was a great performance and I know everyone enjoyed it.

 

 

Now I don’t have a clue why mega star metal band Hatebreed was stuck on the Ernie Ball stage but I was kind of glad they were. It’s not often you can get that close to performers the way I was. Lead singer Jamey Jasta was right beside me in the photo pit until I retired to the crowd with my pit buddy Justin. I knew most of the vocals and about screamed my brains out when played In Ashes They Shall Reap (Born to bleed, fighting to succeed Built to endure what this world throws at me) and when they finished with Destroy Everything. It was a rowdy set with probably the best moshpit of the festival. I also ranked it as the best performances of the festival. Maybe a little biased but definitely the best METAL performance of the 48 hours, This was the last artist on the second stage for the night and a fitting way to close it.

 

Back to the main stage for one of the crowd favorites Hollywood Undead. Even though their rap-rock style is not one of my favorites I do appreciate the way they get through to their crowd. I saw them last year at Extreme Thing and again they worked the crowd into a frenzy of hardcore dancing. They’ve also had a lot of recent success with their new CD American Tragedy.

 

I’ve seen Five Finger Death Punch numerous times and can’t get enough of them. They are one of my favorite bands and Ivan Moody is a character. He’s the first artist I admired for switching back and forth between clean and hard vocals. Zoltan is a great guitarist and they compliment each other well. The main stage show area was packed by now and it was electric when they hit the stage. They opened with Under and Over It from their new CD American Capitalist, They played Way of the Fist, Bad Company, No One Gets Left Behind, a Never Enough medley, White Knuckles, Bulletproof and finished with Burn It Down. I though Ivan was going to burn the place down because show administrators had to ask him to stop playing. He probably would have played all night if they would have let him, FFDP is not used to being on the undercard (and maybe shouldn’t have been). I just couldn’t seem to get close enough to the pit area during this show to get into it. The pit wasn’t quite what I am used to but it was fun and the rest of the crowd seemed to enjoy it as well.

 

 

Day 1 of the 48 Hours Festival ended with Avenged Sevenfold. They’ve got it goin’ on in 2010 they tore up the charts with CD Nightmare and really got the crowd going this night. Immediately it sounded like an arena show and probably got more response from the crowd that any other performer of the festival. They opened with Nightmare and Beast and the Harlot and by now you couldn’t move, everyone was a little lit up, hot and worked up. The concert staff did a great job of making sure everyone was OK. Almost Easy and Bat Country were really good and they finished with Unholy Confessions. This was a fitting way to end the largest rock and roll party ever to hit the strip. But was it really over…. Nope. Now on to the afterparty at the House of Blues Mandalay Bay All-Star Jam hosted by Jamey Jasta and then the limos began rolling to the O.G. Gentlemen’s Club. So even though the performances were over for the evening the party continued Vegas style right into the next day.

 

 

Day 2 continued for some people at the Mandalay Bay Beach hangover brunch with a bevy of Bloody Mary’s, some great food and Korns Jonathan Davis DJ’ing. I arrive early but not quite as early as Saturday and went straight at it. It seemed a little more organized on Sunday with more regular and scheduled arrivals on the red carpet. I was bouncing back and forth again from the red carpet to the second stage to the main stage.

California band Valora went off right on time at 2pm and started day 2 off great. Front-woman Syd Duran was a hit on the red carpet and a crowd favorite onstage as well. It was a short set but big on appeal. Look for Valora to rise quickly as their first single is due out any day now

 

 

Next on the Ernie Ball stage was Arizona band Eyes Set To Kill. Back to back lady lead singers had the male audience mesmerized and they put on a good show. By now the crowd at the event was getting bigger, the weather was heating up and so was the concert

 

Kickin’ off our day two main stage experience was Tennessee band 10 years. They are a well respected veteran band and put on a great show. With their recent more aggressive, harder, darker style they fit right in with the kind of music I like. The crowd liked them a lot as well.

 

Vegas band Taking Dawn was next and again we got the heavier music that I favor so much. A no nonsense in your face here’s our music approach is refreshing with all the “fake” bands out there. Not only did they kill this stage the next night they killed local hotspot Count Vamp’d with Adelitas Way as well.

 

Australian band Sick Puppies hit the main stage next and the place was really hoppin now. This one of the bands I have a newfound respect for. How could a band this good be “off my radar”? Well they’re not anymore and there were a LOT of fans there for this band. I found that ever since this band moved to LA they have been in the right place at the right time and are doing great.

 

I met Canadian band Art Of Dying on the red carpet, interviewed them a little bit and immediately hit it off with these guys. We joked around about them playing hockey against other bands (they’re undefeated), visiting Vegas and other bands they wanted to check out at the festival. I took a couple pictures that are a big hit on twit-pic with the chicks. They had just wrapped up the Uproar Festival also and were ready to tear up Vegas. Frontman Jonny ruled the stage, Greg and Tavis ripped the guitars and bass-man Cale and drummer Jeff completed this polished act that is just tearing up the music scene right now. They have a fairly new CD out now called Vices and Virtues and look for them to rise to the top.

 

Next on the mainstage was Seether and again this is another well known huge band that I had not paid enough attention to. Until you see this band you don’t really appreciate the fact that this is just 3 dudes making all this awesomeness. They have a CD just released this spring Holding onto Strings Better Left to Fray and played this and songs from their 3 previous releases. Great Band, new respect, many happy fans.

 

4 big acts coming up in a row now and again I don’t know why the monsters Sevendust were on the smaller stage. But just like Hatebreed I was glad to get up close to this Atlanta band. Got some great pictures of Lajon up close and this was in my top three bands of the festival as well. The second stage area was completely packed for them and the few lightweights that were in the crowd were sent packing when the place erupted into a frenzy. Great presence and show put on by these guys.

 

No more running back and forth from stage to stage now and only one more red carpet to get to so I was able to really enjoy Canadians Three Days Grace. Big time band with big time performance getting the crowd into that “arena sound” and everyone was right on with them. They opened with The Good Life, played Break, Pain, I Hate Everything About You, Home/Lose Yourself, Never Too Late, Riot and ended with and extended Animal I Have Become. This set up the big two getting ready to assault Las Vegas.

 

Boston’s Godsmack took the stage at 7:40pm and look out. After shooting the opening pictures I had to go the the red carpet for a while and Voodoo came on the sound from the crowd was awesome. I had the old Goose bumps pop up on my bod when this happened. It was a strong, energetic performance that left most people drained. Most mortals would have packed it in. But not the 48 Hours Festival fans.

 

KOOOOOORN. Finally what this whole weekend had been building up to Korn!   Hailing from Bakersfield California this band put a whooping on Las Vegas. Started out with Blind, followed up by Here to Stay, Freak on a Leash and Shoots and Ladders what a way to start a set. And the crowd went nuts. They did 6 other songs and then a 7 seven song medley and finally ended with Y’All Want a Single. When Korn said thank you and good-night we were all so alive but completely drained and just like the concert – finished.

 

So the first of hopefully many 48 Hours Festivals came to a close. It was at times perfect, mostly chaotic, often risqué and lewd but enormously entertaining. Can’t wait until next year.

 

 

Motion City Soundtrack Visit MLB Fan Cave…

Motion City Soundtrack Visit MLB Fan Caveon their “4 Albums, 2 Nights, 7 Cities Tour” 

Check out the Interview and Performance of “Worker Bee” and  a Special Moment when Justin gets a Digital Makeover: Addition of Rickie Weeks Hair and David Ortiz’s Facial Hair

Motion City Soundtrack performs

 

 

 

The band is hot off their “4 Albums, 2 Nights, 7 Cities” tour where they performed their entire catalog to fans over two nights and Motion City Soundtrack is currently on tour with Jack’s Mannequin.  Gearing up for their fifth full-length studio release, fans can get the most up to date information at: http://www.facebook.com/motioncitysoundtrack, http://twitter.com/#!/MotionCityMusic and www.motioncitysoundtrack.com.  Stay tuned for more info on the 2012 album release!

 

2 Scott Hardkiss remixes featured on Dean & Britta’s limited edition of 13 Most Beautiful : Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests

2 Scott Hardkiss remixes featured on Dean & Britta’s limited edition of 13 Most Beautiful : Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests

 

Having sold out the 2XCD limited edition of “13 Most Beautiful” and after numerous requests from fans, Dean & Britta are releasing a revised single-disc version on their own Double-Feature label. This new disc is re-sequenced to match the original running order of the DVD and live 13 Most Beautiful show. The CD has been newly packaged in a fluorescent pink gatefold designed by Frank Olinsky.

Buy the album here

 

This definitive version of 13MB includes avant-garde electro-rock remixes by Scott Hardkiss: 

“I’ll Keep It with Mine (Scott Hardkiss electric remix)”  

“It Don’t Rain In Beverly Hills (Scott Hardkiss)”  

When Dean & Britta, the electro-pop duo formerly of Luna, opened their vaults of their music for the Andy Warhol screen tests to DJ/ producer Scott Hardkiss a kinetic force drew him to several of their recordings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One was a cover of Bob Dylan’s unreleased “I’ll Keep It With Mine,” the song Dean & Britta performed to accompany Warhol’s transfixing screen test of Nico of The Velvet Underground. This remix combines classic indie rock sounds (psychedelic, shoegazer & drone) with electronic dance music transforming the essential elements of the track while placing it in a new electronic space. A futuristic effect on Britta Phillips’ voice, strings replaced with synths, and trippy chimes by Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3 / MGMT) give Dean Wareham’s classic Galaxie 500 guitar sound a whole new 21st century feel. Timeless electro-space rock!!!

Scott also jumped at the chance to remix the perfect rainy-day pop song “It Don’t Rain in Beverly Hills,” which Dean & Britta recorded for Warhol’s screen test of Edie Sedgwick. Hardkiss adds a subtle tapestry of programmed drum beats, synthesizer sweeps, delays & fx to modernize the feel w/ electronic touches while keeping all the warmth of Dean Wareham’s melodic vocal and guitars. The result perfectly captures Edie’s iconoclastic “poor little rich girl” glamour & sweetness, which was lost forever as Edie died shortly after this screentest shot in 1964.

To view exclusive behind the scenes footage of the string quartet session for “I’ll Keep it With Mine” click below.

 

Purhcase Dean & Britta’s 13 Most Beautiful… Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Test:iTunes, Amazon, DeanandBritta.com

 

More about 13 Most Beautiful:

 

Dean & Britta have been making waves with their highly acclaimed 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests a special, limited-edition album. Originally commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum, the project began as a live multimedia show featuring Dean & Britta performing in front of 13 shorts selected from Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests collection. The screen tests are silent portrait films made by Andy Warhol at the Factory between 1964 and 1966 with each film focusuing on a unique subject. The duo selected 13 subjects (including Dennis Hopper, Nico, Lou Reed), which became the inspiration for the music. Produced by Dean & Britta in Brooklyn, the album version features studio recordings of material written by the pair from the live show as well covers including Bob Dylan’s “I’ll Keep It with Mine” and the Velvet Underground’s “Not a Young Man Anymore” plus several extraordinary remixes & versions by Scott Hardkiss, Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3 / MGMT), Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T-Rex) and My Robot Friend.

Producer Kevin Churko opens new recording studio – Five Finger Death Punch is the featured first release

 

Producer Kevin Churko Opens Vegas’ Rock ‘n Roll ‘Hideout’

 

Recording studio celebrates first release; Five Finger Death Punch’s American Capitalist and will commemorate its official opening with a gala event.

 

Canadian-bred recording producer Kevin Churko has re-located to Las Vegas and recently opened his private recording studio “The Hideout.” To serve the local community, The Hideout will be open a limited amount of days each month to help artists of all calibers that are serious about their recording craft.  

 

The Hideout is already gaining buzz in part to the first official release, Five Finger Death Punch’s American Capitalist (Oct. 11), which was produced and co-written by Churko. Industry insiders expect the album to debut in the top 3 of The Billboard 200 (Blabbermouth.net; Oct. 12), which would make Five Finger Death Punch only the third band from Las Vegas to have a debut that high on the charts (The Killers’ Sam’s Town and Panic at the Disco’s Pretty. Odd). The band’s first single “Under and Over It,” was the most added song to active rock radio during its debut week and reached #1 on the iTunes Rock singles charts.

 

The Hideout will celebrate its official opening with a concert featuring Modern Science, Beggars & Thieves, Marshal Reign and special guests. An open house will be held Saturday, Oct. 22 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. (by reservation only) with the show (open to all) to follow at the Casa de Copa Room, The Bootlegger Bistro’s newest facility at 7700 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

 

Notable names expected to attend the event include: Jake E. Lee (Ozzy Osbourne), Lez Warner (The Cult), Brent Fitz (Slash, Theory of a Deadman, Alice Cooper), Mikey Cross and Chris Babbitt (Taking Dawn), Rick DeJesus (Adelitas Way), Adrian and Ryan Patrick (Otherwise), Mike Stanley (Conflict of Interest), Sherry St.Germain and Todd Kerns (Slash).

 

For artists interested in a tour of the studio, reservations can be made via studio management, Mike McHugh at 702-445-7705 or mike@hideoutlv.com

 

After spending four years in Switzerland under the tutelage of world-renowned music producer Mutt Lange, Churko emerged as one of the music industry’s leading engineer-producers. He has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Shania Twain, Ringo Starr and The Corrs. Churko co-wrote and co-produced Ozzy Osbourne’s latest albums Black Rain and Scream, which boasted two #1 singles. Recently, Churko produced and co-wrote records with Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment and Hinder. Las Vegas is proud to embrace Churko, his family and his talent as part of a growing community of global entrepreneurs who are discovering Las Vegas as THE place to live, work, play and create.

 

Las Vegas Mayor, Carolyn Goodman, said, “Kevin Churko is joining the ranks of creative young entrepreneurs in the global world of entertainment and business that are calling Las Vegas ‘home.’”

 

Within the last four years, Churko has received three “Engineer of the Year” JUNO Awards, for his work on Black Rain, Simon Collins’ U-Catastrophe and Scream. He was also nominated for two JUNOs for Producer of the Year for his work on Black Rain, as well as In This Moment’s The Dream and Modern Science’s eponymous debut album. Churko has received three SOCAN Number One Song Awards from SOCAN.

 

48 HOURS FESTIVAL POWERED BY ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK Announces New Exclusive VIP Packages, Day-Of-Show All-In Ticket Prices, Artist Signing Schedule & Updated Set Times

48 HOURS FESTIVAL POWERED BY ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK
IS LESS THAN A DAY AWAY —
NEW EXCLUSIVE VIP PACKAGES ARE UNVEILED
AND DAY-OF-SHOW ALL-IN TICKET PRICES ANNOUNCED

ARTIST SIGNING SCHEDULE REVEALED

FESTIVAL SET TIMES UPDATED

Rock fans – the wait is almost over: 48 Hours Festival Powered by Rockstar Energy Drinkis nearly here.  Tomorrow, the ultimate destination rock music event kicks off in Las Vegas!

 

48 Hours Festival powered by Rockstar Energy Drink will include live sets by Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Seether, Hollywood Undead, Sick Puppies, Escape The Fate, Sevendust, Hatebreed, Adelitas Way, 10 Years, Black Tide, Art of Dying, Eyes, Set to Kill, Butcher Babies, Valora, Hell or Highwater, Orange Blossom Special and many more. 

 

Available online and onsite the day-of-show at the 48 Hours box office will be Single day, “Lightweight,” all-in general admission tickets for $79 each Saturday and Sunday.  Also available onsite on Saturday will be 2 Day general admission tickets. 

 

From its inception, 48 Hours’ core mission has been to deliver an unbelievable live experience, with thrills and amenities never seen before.  Now fans can enjoy all of the spectacle in true Vegas style with the ultra-luxurious Ricky Bobby Lounge.

 

Situated on an elevated platform and centrally located in the middle of the action, the Ricky Bobby Lounge will offer fans unparalleled views of both 48 Hours stages.  You and seven of your friends can take in the show from multiple plush couches.  You can luxuriate in a high-back cabana.  Both sections include full bottle and table service.    

 

Fans can upgrade to the High Roller VIP Lounge by visiting the event box office or guest services on show day.

 

As the bands’ semi-trucks pull in and the festival stages rise up on the Las Vegas Strip, more event details are getting finalized.  These include updated set times, as well as a current schedule of artist signings at the Best Buy Music Gear Pop-Up Store and Rockstar Energy Drink Compound.

 

The latest band performance and signing times are as follows:   

 

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 15

            BAND

SET TIME

SIGNING TIME

Avenged Sevenfold

9:10 PM (Main Stage)

 

Five Finger Death Punch

7:40 PM (Main Stage)

3:15 PM (Best Buy Tent)

Hollywood Undead

6:20 PM (Main Stage)

7:40 PM (Best Buy Tent)

Escape The Fate

5:00 PM (Main Stage)

6:00 PM (Rockstar Tent)

Adelitas Way

4:00 PM (Main Stage)

5:00 PM (Best Buy Tent)

Otherwise

3:00 PM (Main Stage)

 

 

 

 

Hatebreed

5:40 PM (Second Stage)

 

Black Tide

4:30 PM (Second Stage)

5:15 PM (Best Buy Tent)

Hell Or Highwater

3:30 PM (Second Stage)

 

Butcher Babies

2:35 PM (Second Stage)

 

Orange Blossom Special

2:00 PM (Second Stage)

 

 

Plus – the Metal Mulisha FMX Jump Show at 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 PM

 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

            BAND

SET TIME

SIGNING TIME

Korn

9:10 PM (Main Stage)

7:00 PM (Best Buy Tent)

Godsmack

7:40 PM (Main Stage)

 

Three Days Grace

6:20 PM (Main Stage)

4:00 PM (Best Buy Tent)

Seether

5:00 PM (Main Stage)

3:00 PM (Best Buy Tent)

Sick Puppies

4:00 PM (Main Stage)

5:00 PM (Best Buy Tent)

10 Years

3:00 PM (Main Stage)

 

 

 

 

Sevendust

5:40 PM (Second Stage)

6:40 PM (Rockstar Tent)

Art Of Dying

4:30 PM (Second Stage)

3:25 PM (Rockstar Tent)

Taking Dawn

3:30 PM (Second Stage)

 

Eyes Set To Kill

2:35 PM (Second Stage)

 

Valora

2:00 PM (Second Stage)

 

 

Plus – the Metal Mulisha FMX Jump Show at 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 PM

 

Additional signing times are still pending.  Fans should check in at both the Best Buy Music Gear Pop-Up Store and Rockstar Energy Drink Compound when they get to the show for updated schedules and information.  All stage times and signing times are subject to change.

 

The 48 Hours Festival Powered by Rockstar Energy Drink takes place Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 at the Luxor Festival Grounds, on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.

 

Located on the Luxor Festival Fairgrounds across the street from Luxor Hotel and Casino, 48 Hours Festival will feature two stages of pure rock with a royal flush of festivities at various Las Vegas locations spanning the entire weekend.  The festival also will feature multiple big air freestyle motocross jump shows daily by Rockstar/Metal Mulisha riders Derek Garland, Wes Agee, and other Metal Mulisha riders.  Metal Mulisha founder Brian Deegan will also be onsite for an appearance. 

 

For additional details, please visit: www.48HoursFestival.com.

Eyes Set To Kill to be at 48 Hours Festival Las Vegas

 

Click Here to listen to White Lotus 

Eyes Set To Kill Members

 

 

Alexia Rodriguez – Vocals / Lead Guitar

Anissa Rodriguez – Bass

Cisko Miranda – Screams / Rhythm Guitar

Caleb Clifton – Drums

A White Lotus traditionally represents a rebirth. Just like the beautiful flower, Eyes Set To Kill has gone through a metamorphosis. After years of steadily growing as a band, measured in accomplishments, fan base as well as growing and maturing musically, the Phoenix, Arizona-based collective finally reveal their true identity on their upcoming fourth studio album appropriately entitled White Lotus.

 

“It’s a symbolic name,” Alexia Rodriguez states. “We have a clear mind set, we have purity and we know exactly what we want to do with our music. We know who we are and where we want to go, and so we wanted to use a white lotus to symbolize how confident and focused we are. It’s a leap for us because we have an even clearer vision of what we want.”

 

Down to a more concentrated four-piece, Eyes Set To Kill slowly drowned out their screamo vibe and have transformed into a metal band led by Rodriguez’s piercing vocal prowess. Tie that in with stellar musicianship, mature songwriting and an adrenaline-charged resonance, and it’s clear this explosive quartet is on the verge of redefining the genre.

 

Those sentiments are further backed up by smash singles like “The Secrets Between,” a heavy single about withholding the truth from a significant other; “Forget,” an intense ditty about the desire to erase your memory from a terrible experience with an ex-lover; and “Where I Wanna Be,” a love song with a dark edge.

 

The new and improved style of White Lotus is the culmination of their years striving towards this point.

 

Formed in 2003 by the Rodriguez sisters, Eyes Set To Kill’s passionate music connected with fans early on and led them to becoming one of MySpace.com’s top unsigned screamo bands in 2006. The group signed with BreakSilence/Suburban Noize Records the following year and released three critically acclaimed studio efforts – 2008’s Reach, 2009’s The World Outside and 2011’s Broken Frames.

 

After fulfilling their label obligations, the metal quartet decided to independently release White Lotus through a joint venture between their own imprint Forsee Records and Maphia Entertainment.

 

Eyes Set To Kill is making a career on their own terms and the versatile White Lotus is a testament to their craft. “I’ve found that the more unique people are, the more unique their tastes are gonna be,” Rodriguez says. “So I think people that are diverse and are into all types of music, they’ll like this album because it’s diverse, but a lot heavier.” 

 

Now, it’s time for this White Lotus to bloom.

 

GIBSON GUITAR AND EPIPHONE TO ROCK 48 HOURS FESTIVAL IN LAS VEGAS FEATURING GODSMACK, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, KORN AND AVENGED SEVENFOLD

 

GIBSON GUITAR AND EPIPHONE TO ROCK
48 HOURS FESTIVAL IN LAS VEGAS— FEATURING GODSMACK, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, KORN AND AVENGED SEVENFOLD

Festival To Take Place October 15th and 16th on Luxor Festival Grounds

WHO:  Gibson, Epiphone, Revolver Magazine and Best Buy Music Gear with performances by Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Sick Puppies, Hollywood Undead, Escape the Fate, Hatebreed, Adelita’s Way and more (full lineup at 48hoursfestival.com).

WHAT: Gibson and Epiphone will rock the first annual 48 Hours Festival in Las Vegas Nevada, October 15th and 16th.

In the consumer area, Epiphone and Best Buy Music Gear will be hosting autograph signings with artists, showcasing new models, and hosting a pick toss contest for a new Epiphone Casino guitar.

Backstage, Gibson will be hosting the official 48 Hours Festival artist lounge with Revolver Magazine. A haven for musicians, guests will be able to try new Gibson models and play the highly anticipated Rocksmith videogame from Ubisoft.

WHERE: Luxor Festival Grounds
3901 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

WHEN: October 15 and 16, 2011
Doors at 1 pm, show ends at 10 pm

ABOUT GIBSON GUITAR CORP.
Gibson Guitar Corp. is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and banjos. The Gibson Les Paul guitar is the bestselling guitar of all time and bears the moniker of a tribute to the late famed musician of the same name. Collectively, the Gibson Robot Guitar, Gibson Dark Fire, Gibson Dusk Tiger and the Gibson Firebird X represent the biggest advances in electric guitar design in more than 75 years. Through the Gibson Foundation, Gibson Guitar Corp. has become equally known for its philanthropic efforts on behalf of music, education, health and human services. Founded in 1894 in Kalamazoo, MI and headquartered in Nashville, TN since 1984, Gibson Guitar Corp.’s family of brands includes Epiphone, Dobro, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatiron, Slingerland, Valley Arts, Maestro, Oberheim, Baldwin, Sunshine Piano, Take Anywhere Technology, J&C Fischer, Chickering, Hamilton, and Wurlitzer. Visit Gibson’s website at gibson.com. Follow Gibson Guitar at twitter.com/gibsonguitar and facebook.com/gibsonguitar.

Art Of Dying Confirmed for 48 Hours Festival * Tour With Adelitas Way Kicks Off October 28

 

Art Of Dying Confirmed for 48 Hours Festival * Tour With Adelitas Way Kicks Off October 28 

Second Single “Get Thru This” Is Top 20 Active Rock Hit 

“[Art of Dying’s music packs a] catchy, crunchy punch.” –Revolver 

“The kind of anthemic hard rock that makes radio programmers foam at the mouth.” –NFresh off the UPROAR tour, Canadian rockers Art of Dying will play the 48 Hours Festival in Las Vegas before heading back on the road for a tour with Adelitas Way starting October 28. A full list of confirmed dates for the tour is below.

Vocalist Jonny Hetherington, guitarists Greg Bradley and Tavis Stanley, bassist Cale Gontier, and drummer Jeff Brown make up Art of Dying. “Die Trying,” the first single from their major label debut Vices and Virtues, was a Top 5 Active Rock hit. Current single “Get Thru This” is featured on the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack and is currently in the Top 20 at Active Rock Radio and is being added at stations across the country.

Fresh off the UPROAR tour, Canadian rockers Art of Dying will play the 48 Hours Festival in Las Vegas before heading back on the road for a tour with Adelitas Way starting October 28.  A full list of confirmed dates for the tour is below.

 

Vocalist Jonny Hetherington, guitarists Greg Bradley and Tavis Stanley, bassist Cale Gontier, and drummer Jeff Brown make up Art of Dying.  “Die Trying,” the first single from their major label debut Vices and Virtues, was a Top 5 Active Rock hit.  Current single “Get Thru This” is featured on the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack and is currently in the Top 20 at Active Rock Radio and is being added at stations across the country.

 
Fresh off the UPROAR tour, Canadian rockers Art of Dying will play the 48 Hours Festival in Las Vegas before heading back on the road for a tour with Adelitas Way starting October 28. A full list of confirmed dates for the tour is below.

Vocalist Jonny Hetherington, guitarists Greg Bradley and Tavis Stanley, bassist Cale Gontier, and drummer Jeff Brown make up Art of Dying. “Die Trying,” the first single from their major label debut Vices and Virtues, was a Top 5 Active Rock hit. Current single “Get Thru This” is featured on the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack and is currently in the Top 20 at Active Rock Radio and is being added at stations across the country.

Art of Dying Website: http://www.artofdyingmusic.com
Art of Dying Twitter: http://twitter.com/artofdying
Art of Dying Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/artofdying

“Get Thru This” official video: http://youtu.be/F4aaxJCqumQ
“Die Trying” official video: http://youtu.be/GFlVi9MHpDc

Art of Dying Tour Dates
w/Adelitas Way

10/16 – 48 Hours Festival, Las Vegas, NV
10/28 – 910 Live, Tempe, AZ
11/02 – Brewster Street Ice House, Corpus Christi, TX
11/03 – SRO Club, Beaumont, TX
11/04 – Wreckers, Lubbock, TX
11/05 – Dos Amigos, Odessa, TX
11/06 – Trees, Dallas, TX
11/08 – Hurricane Harry’s, College Station, TX
11/09 – Scout Bar, Houston, TX
11/10 – Pharr Entertainment Center, Pharr, TX
11/11 – Click’s, Tyler, TX
11/12 – Midnight Rodeo, Abilene, TX
11/14 – Juanita’s, Little Rock, AR
11/15 – Exit In, Nashville, TN
11/21 – Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI
11/22 – Val Air Ballroom, Des Moines, IA
11/23 – The Vault, Sioux Falls, SC

Adelitas Way Premiere “The Collapse” Video

 

BAND ANNOUNCES SECOND SINGLE & VIDEO PREMIERE

CO-HEADLINING TOUR THIS FALL WITH ART OF DYING

 

Heavy hitting rockers Adelitas Way are ready to unleash a brand new head-banging single, “The Collapse” marking the second from Home School Valedictorian, which Fight! magazine calls an “explosive, adrenaline-induced full-length… packed with attitude.” “The Collapse” was shot live on the Carnival of Madness Tour & features cameos from members of Theory of a Deadman and Alter Bridge. It kicks-off the band’s sophomore effort, out this past June on Virgin Records and premieres today, at Revolver.com:
http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-adelitas-way-premiere-the-collapse-video.html

 

 

 

 

“The Collapse” follows current single “Sick” which during its 27 weeks on the charts, rose to No. 1 at Active Rock and has over a million hits on YouTube, thanks to the group’s huge fan-base, which continues to grow due to “incredible songwriting, and an amazing work ethic,” as Hails and Horns magazine raved in a recent feature on the band. Front man Rick DeJesus credits his band’s success to the fans, “It’s all because of the people who listen to us. We’ll never forget that,” he says.

The band recently wrapped a string of dates on the Carnival of Madness tour alongside Alterbridge, Theory of A Deadman, Black Stone Cherry and Emphatic, and is set to get back on the road this fall. Catch them at the below dates in support of Home School Valedictorian.

ADELITAS WAY LIVE

 
Oct. 15                         Luxor Lot  – Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 17                        Count’s Vamp’d  – Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 28                        910 Live – Tempe, AZ
Oct. 29                        Speaking Rock Ent. Center – El Paso, TX
Nov. 02                       Brewster St. Ice House – Corpus Christi, TX
Nov. 03                       SRO Club – Beaumont, TX
Nov. 04                       Wrecker’s-  Lubbock, TX
Nov. 05                       Dos Amigos – Odessa, TX
Nov. 06                       Trees – Dallas, TX
Nov. 08                       Hurricane Harry’s – College Station, TX
Nov. 09                       Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Nov. 10                       Pharr International Conv Center – McAllen, TX
Nov. 11                       Clicks Billards – Tyler, TX
Nov. 12                       Midnight Rodeo – Abilene, TX
Nov. 14                       Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom – Little Rock, AR
Nov. 15                       Exit / Inn – Nashville, TN
Nov. 17                       Chameleon – Lancaster, PA
Nov. 18                       Recher Theatre – Towson, MD
Nov. 21                       Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
Nov. 22                       Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, IA
Nov. 23                       The Vault – Sioux Falls, SD

 

Adelitas Way’s self-titled debut album was released in July 2009 and spawned the hit single “Invincible,” which climbed to No. 6 on the Active Rock chart. The song was also heard in promos for CSI Miami, included on the soundtrack to WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010, and was the official theme song of WWE Superstars.

For More on Adelitas Way, visit:

http://adelitaswaymusic.com
http://www.myspace.com/adelitasway
http://www.twitter.com/adelitasway
http://www.youtube.com/adelitasway
http://www.ilike.com/artist/Adelitas+Way
http://www.last.fm/music/Adelitas+Way

 

 

 

 

 

Jared Lee “Falling Through Holes” CD Review

 

Jared Lee  “Falling Through Holes” CD  Review

Ever since Judy and I interviewed Jared Lee I have been anxiously awaiting the cd release so we could check it out. Jared was so easy-going and nice that it was kinda like talking to an old friend. His new EP is called “Falling Through Holes” and it’s a diverse collection of songs that I think most people will enjoy. I sure did. Anyone that knows me also knows that Ilisten to some pretty heavy music. But I also have an appreciation for all genres of music and this CD has songs that I consider very personal. I don’t want to get all emotional but I must say that that the songs Beautiful World (track 3) and What It Beats For (track 6) somehow describe EXACTLY how I feel about my beautiful wife of 20 years Judy. It’s not that often that songs hit me the way these two did. The song Beautiful World it could easily be “our” song and I could see Judy and I lighting a few candles, dimming the lights, and enjoying a slow romantic dance to these songs. Right babe?

OK now for the rest of the CD. When I listended to it I thought that some of the songs could have different meanings to different people. These are refreshing songs about life, love, real stuff. The title track Falling Through Holes has a nice tempo/beat and tells a real life story. I really like the guitar work at the end of the song too. Also popular It’s Over (Goodbye) was featured as a background song on American Idol along with Beautiful World. The song Hold U Down showcases Jareds vocal range and powerful voice and is also very popular. Pop song Out of Breath also has a nice flow and I feel any of the songs on this CD could be “hits”. With his talent and powerful voice watch for Jared to have a streak of popular and successful CDs.So this metalhead likes Falling Through Holes and recommends that you listen to it and find out which songs are personal to you.

Oh, and Jared remember next time your in Vegas we gotta go into the mosh pit together and cross that off your bucket list.

Click Here to view our interview with Jared Lee.

Click Here to buy or download the CD on iTunes

About Jared Lee: After a wild ride filled with a variety of unique and stirring experiences recording in studios all over the world, BMG Chrysalis Music singer/songwriter Jared Lee is ready to unveil his debut EP “Falling Through Holes”, on October 4th, 2011which was helmed by multi-platinum producer Mike K (Nelly Furtado, Natasha Bedingfield).

Jared’s initial effort showcases a collection of r&b infused pop-rock songs featuring radio-ready anthemic choruses, soaring guitars, powerful drum beats all highlighted with soulful vocals that cut right to the core.

The infectious lead single, “It’s Over (Goodbye) along with the emotionally charged “Beautiful World”, were recently featured in back to back episodes of American Idol Season 10, introducing Jared’s undeniable talents to a legion of new fans.

Further, Clear Channel Radio, a global media and entertainment powerhouse, selected Jared as an “Artist To Watch – Pop” on over 71 US Top40 radio websites in January 2011, while “It’s Over (Goodbye)” simultaneously impacts Top40 and Hot AC station playlists.

Jared’s 1st radio single “It’s Over (Goodbye) Debuted at #40 on “Adult Pop” BDS Chart August 29, 2011 and is getting spins on over 20 key HAC stations all over the country

No stranger to the stage, Jared Lee’s continues to headline venues and college campuses all over California and neighboring states with his dynamic live show and open for artists such as TRAIN, Brian Mcknight, Secondhand Serenade and many more.

As the buzz continues to build on this rising star, expect to hear a lot more about this newcomer in 2011 and beyond. To keep up with the latest news, release info, tour dates, videos, and everything else in the world of Jared Lee, visit www.jaredleemusic.com, like him on www.facebook.com/jaredleemusic and follow him at www.twitter.com/jaredleemusic.

Christina Milian Celebrates the End of Summer at Azure Luxury Pool at The Palazzo on Oct. 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Milian Celebrates the End of Summer
at Azure Luxury Pool at The Palazzo on Oct. 15

WHAT:  Recording artist, actress and model Christina Milian will celebrate the end of another fabulous pool season at Azure Luxury Pool at The Palazzo on Saturday, Oct. 15. A talented singer and actress, Christina is best known for her hit singles “AM to PM” and “Dip It Low” and leading role in “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.” She is currently working on a new album and the ABC Family Original Movie “Christmas Cupid.”

Azure Luxury Pool is a pool party with panache, offering an exclusive luxury and stylish daytime experience for guests wanting the greater things in life.

WHEN:                
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011

1 p.m.

WHERE:              
The Palazzo
3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS®
With more than 3,000 expansive suites, luxury shopping ,world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED®(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights.  Ranked first among Las Vegas Hotels in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards 2010,” the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning property is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York.  The Shoppes at The Palazzo feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo, including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels, Catherine Malandrino and Anya Hindmarch.  The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools.  The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Jersey Boys;”  the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

 

Christina Milian Celebrates the End of Summer
at Azure Luxury Pool at The Palazzo on Oct. 15