Thursday, 10 September 2015

Nicole Papastavrou: Kratos - new signature handmade by Luiteria Rox

Nicole Papastavrou

Meet this new bad boy // "Kratos" my new signature handmade by Luiteria Rox // video and specs coming soon Photo by Strati Hovartos — with Jim Dunlop,Marco Augusto Rosignoli and Strati Hovartos.

The current members of MeridieM were the instrumental backbone of the now defunct alt-prog rock group Eye Ra Haze. Building a strong musical bond and camaraderie though songwriting, guitarist Nicole Papastavrou, pianist Karine Catenacci, drummer Kevin Corcoran and bassist Chris Marrone formed MeridieM. The quartet were organically able to move forward in the creative process, further exploring the depth and voice of each instrument, while collectively expanding their musical horizons. This freedom gave MeridieM the free-range power to further explore the reach of their personal abilities and produce a musical outcome that is distinctly progressive, while simultaneously melodic and undeniably heavy.

MeridieM's debut EP Odysseia nods to jazz composition, foregoing traditional structures while tying each segment back beautifully to plush piano arrangements coupled with crushing riffs. The EP boasts a mix that highlights each nuance of this instrumental intertwining and aims to bring listeners along for the musical voyage. Live piano is ferociously coupled with standout bass, succinct distorted guitars and a perfectly aligned rhythm section. Percussive experimentation is paramount in this release, with a fierce focus on craftily weaving varied rhythms into deep grooves.MeridieM launch you into an audio journey of gorgeously juxtaposed sounds that are spread through a variety of mediums. The first single off of the EP, "Supernova," takes listeners on a musical trail of growth and exploration. Sonically it is a natural progression for the musical unit both brutally commanding and lush, with an exploratory nod to that idyllic "space in-between."

In writing the Odysseia EP, the band took time to remotely cultivate their contributions though the convenience of technology. Spread across several different areas, they took advantage of their ability to interpret each layer independently via Dropbox and ProTools. This unique collaborative effort spawned a sound that is indigenous to the group and individually flattering to their personal growth. Every song on the EP represents a deep mix of emotions, offering listeners a front-seat view of their journey. In 2015 MeridieM are poised to further expand and evolve musically - sit back, open your mind and enjoy the process." -Zeena Koda

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Rebecca Lovell, Megan Lovell: Larkin Poe - Stubborn Love - new single


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Rebecca Lovell, Megan Lovell: Larkin Poe - latest Europe and US tour dates

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DateVenueLocation Tickets
Sep 12 SWR3 New Pop Festival Baden-Baden, Germany Tickets RSVP
Sep 26 Clean Water Music Festival Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Tickets RSVP
Sep 30 IdeaFestival Louisville, KY Tickets RSVP
Oct 14 Englert Theater w/ Conor Oberst Iowa City, IA Tickets RSVP
Oct 15 Bluebird w/ Conor Oberst Bloomington, IN RSVP
Oct 16 Barrymore Theater w/ Conor Oberst Madison, WI Tickets RSVP
Feb 15 Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea II Miami, FL Tickets

Gabbie Rae: Ultimate Jam with Yolanda Kevin 2015

Gabbie Rae: Ultimate Jam with Yolanda Kevin 2015


Lucia Marco: You Outta Know - Lucky Strike Jam 2015

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Neyda Umana: Harlequin drummer live at Maidens of Metal 4

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Harlequin -NEYDA UMANA Drum cam - Live at Maidens of Metal 4

Sheryl Bailey: Earth Solos - Jazz guitarists Vic Juris and Sheryl carve up some cosmic jams

Jazz guitarists Vic Juris and Sheryl Bailey carve up some cosmic jams with organist Brian Charette and drummer Anthony Pinciotti - aka "The Electric Ladyland Project" for more info!

Earth Solos

Nili Brosh: The Whisky A Go Go and Alva's Showroom shows this weekend

Just a quick reminder about our weekend of Los Angeles area shows, coming up this weekend!

Friday night - The Whisky A Go Go on Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA, 11:30 pm.

Saturday night - Alva's Showroom, San Pedro, CA, 8 pm.

Tickets will be available at the door for both nights.

Also, San Francisco friends! Don't forget that we've also got you covered at the Brick and Mortar on September 26th! We are excited to be opening for Points North and MoeTar.

Hope to see you local guys and gals at one of these dates! The band and I can't wait to rock it for you. As always, wherever you are in the world - thank you so much for all of your continued support. We wouldn't be able to do it without all of you. Much love!


Rebecca Lovell, Megan Lovell: Larkin Poe - latest Europe and US tour dates

Rebecca Lovell, Megan Lovell: Larkin Poe - latest Europe and US tour dates

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Heidi Shepherd,Carla Harvey: Butcher Babies Announce Select Headlining Dates This Fall w/Nekrogoblikon

SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

BUTCHER BABIES will remain on the road in North America throughout the Fall. The band, who released their sophomore full-length album Take It Like A Man last month, are currently on tour with the legendary Gwar as part of the group's 30th Anniversary Tour. BUTCHER BABIES are excited to announce that they will now embark on a headlining tour this October, with Nekrogoblikon joining them as direct support. A list of dates for this upcoming headlining run can be found below.

The follow up to their debut effort, Goliath, Take It Like A Man has been a career defining moment that has already seen the band achieve a new level of commercial success and creative intensity. The album's first week sales took them to #13 on the Rock Charts, as well as #5 on the Independent Charts and #76 on the Billboard 200.

Butcher Babies have also invited fans to experience their new album in a completely unique fashion, by offering a YouTube stream of the band performing every track off of Take It Like A Man in the form of 11 individual music videos, which were filmed back to back. You can check out this visual experience of the album at the link below.

BUTCHER BABIES: Take It Like A Man (Official Album Stream)

BUTCHER BABIES - Headlining Dates w/Nekrogoblikon
10/9: Halethorpe, MD - Fish Head Cantina
10/13: Toledo, OH - Frankies
10/16: Battle Creek, MI - The Music Factory
10/17: Chippewa Falls, WI - Every Buddy's Bar
10/18: Belvidere, IL - The Apollo Theatre AC
10/19: Spring Lake Park, MN - POVs

*more dates to be announced*

Jen Majura: Powerball 2 demo and solo album

In this video ENGL endorser Jen Majura is showing you the sounds of the ENGL Powerball 2. It sounds really great! Enjoy! Here you can download Jen Majura's new album 

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ENGL TV - Powerball 2 demo no3 by Jen Majura