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Ane Brun Upcoming Tour Dates!

Upcoming Ane Brun concerts

Date City Venue Event Info
Wed 05/02/12 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

Fri 05/04/12 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage

Sat 05/05/12 Washington, DC The Hamilton

Mon 05/07/12 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

Wed 05/09/12 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall

Thu 05/10/12 Toronto, ON Great Hall On Queen Street

Sat 05/12/12 Montreal, QC Petit Campus

Tue 05/15/12 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour

Thu 05/17/12 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

Sat 05/19/12 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room

Sun 05/20/12 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre

Tue 05/22/12 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall

Appearing at “Dranouter Festival”
Sun 08/05/12 Dranouter, Belgium Various Venues

Appearing at “Oya Festival”
Thu 08/09/12 Oslo, Norway Middelalderparken

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New 7s from Harvcore Records just added

Four 7″s from Harvcore Records have just been added to the store

Wrong Answer | The Wrong Way | 7
GTIN(UPC/EAN/ISBN): 823891018011
Label: Harvcore Records
Street Date: 4/24/2012

Burdens | You Can’t Save Us All | 7
GTIN(UPC/EAN/ISBN): 823891017014
Label: Harvcore Records
Street Date: 4/24/2012

Rock Bottom | Born II Hate | 7
GTIN(UPC/EAN/ISBN): 823891014013
Label: Harvcore Records
Street Date: 4/24/2012

Wreak Havoc | Drawing Inspiration | 7
GTIN(UPC/EAN/ISBN): 823891023015
Label: Harvcore Records
Street Date: 4/24/2012

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You are invited to a VIP Office Party with Kira Small and Bryan Beller!

You’re invited to a special event – a VIP Office concert featuring Kira Small and Bryan Beller!
WHEN: April 19 2012 7:00PM
WHERE: The Neighborhood 1600 N 5th St Philadelphia PA 19122
RSVP: 800-361-3827 x 30
Please support touring musicians! $10.00

Kira Small is an incredible singer/songwriter/keyboardist whose original R&B/soul material is just as deeply intimate as it is funky. Her 2010 CD Raise My Voice [Offrow Records] as well as her previous CD Love In A Dangerous World [2006, Offrow Records] were produced by Bruce Dees (James Brown, Ronnie Milsap) and feature many Muscle Shoals & Motown veterans. As a session singer in Nashville, Kira has performed and recorded with Peter Frampton, Martina McBride, Wynonna Judd, Faith Hill and more. Bluegrass artists Nu-Blu’s version of Kira’s song “Other Woman’s Blues” is the first single off the band’s 2011 album The Blu-Disc and is currently climbing the bluegrass radio charts.

Bryan is a well-known bassist, has toured worldwide with guitarists Steve Vai and Mike Keneally (both ex-Frank Zappa bandmates), the metal band Dethklok (Metalocalypse on Cartoon Network) & hot new super-trio The Aristocrats (w/Marco Minnemann & Guthrie Govan), and has been the focus of plenty of press. He’s also Kira’s husband. 🙂 The material they perform is primarily Kira’s original catalog, with a few choice covers as well. Their newly released duo album Live At The White House (recorded at the Timucua White House in Orlando, FL) has been garnering rave reviews like this one:

Kira and Bryan are a compelling duo, made even more compelling by the chance to see them in an intimate and unique environment the Neighborhood in the Invincible Pictures building. House concerts offer a unique and intimate musical experience as well as the opportunity to directly support the artists with your monetary donation. You’ll see a professional quality performance without the hassle of having to go to a venue. Instead, you get to hang with your friends in a comfortable setting and watch a great show up close. recently featured Kira & Bryan in an article (with video!) about house concerts which you can see here:

You can hear more of Kira’s music at or see footage of Bryan and Kira at

The suggested donation for attending is $10, which goes directly to Bryan & Kira.(BYOB)
** Please respond to this Evite (or email or whatever) and RSVP accordingly***. We look forward to seeing you there!

Hostile City Distribution

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New Aristocrats Tour Dates

To Aristocrats Fans,

The Aristocrats just kicked off a major tour of Europe with a sold-out show at the Peel in London. After four more dates covering Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, and Edinburgh in UK, then it’s off to Holland, France (Paris and Bordeaux), Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, and Bilbao), Turkey (Istanbul) and, finally, Tel Aviv in Israel. There are still some tickets available for most of these shows outside of UK so reserve yours now to see the Aristocrats in action if you are anywhere near these regions of Europe and Asia Minor. With all the demand for the Aristocrats worldwide, it may be a while before you get a chance to see this band again in your country.

The Aristocrats team is also pleased to announce a US Midwest tour starting in mid-May that will be capped off by two live shows at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro, CA near Los Angeles on June 2 and 3. The two Alvas shows will be videotaped for a future live concert DVD, so Aristocrats fans in Southern California who want to be part of a little history in the making will definitely not want to miss one of these shows. Having toured together for nearly a year, the Aristocrats will be on top of their game for this video shoot at the cozy and pristine-sounding environment of Alvas Showroom. Mark the dates on your calendar!

Here are the dates for the US Midwest Tour:

May 18, Fri, 8pm – Nashville, TN – The Rutledge

May 19, Sat, 9pm – Louisville, KY – ZaZoo’s

May 21, Mon, 8pm – Indianapolis, IN – Birdy’s

May 22, Tue, 8:30pm – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

May 23, Wed, 8pm – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe

May 24, Thu, 10pm – Charleston, WV – The Sound Factory

May 25, Fri, 10pm – Charlotte, NC – The Double Door Inn

For more details, please check out the Tours page here. We hope to see you out there soon!

The Aristocrats Team

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TEITUR | Let The Dog Drive Home

Teitur Let The Dog Drive Home

TEITUR – Let The Dog Drive Home

Album of The Week ***** – The Independent

Never Less Than Extraordinary ***** – The Guardian

Ludicrously talented… – Word magazine

Having already earned an enviable reputation as the songwriter’s songwriter, the Faroe Islands’ favourite son, Teitur, returns with his highly anticipated new album, ‘Let The Dog Drive Home’.

Counting the likes of Rufus Wainwright, KT Tunstall, John Mayer and Aimee Mann as fans, Teitur’s third album but UK debut release, ‘The Singer’, gained the kind of critical acclaim most artists can only dream of. Both The Guardian and The Independent gave ‘The Singer’ 5-star reviews, the latter handing it the ‘Album of The Week’ accolade, while The Sunday Times described Teitur as “a wonderfully idiosyncratic talent”.

So what can we expect from Teitur’s new album…and what’s with unusual title? “‘Let The Dog Drive Home’ is an old song I wrote in America a long time ago,” Teitur explains. “It ties this collection of songs together, as I usually look at my records as one entire song. Most of these songs are about letting go, about being small and the realisation that things seldom turn out the way you expect them to.”

‘Let The Dog Drive Home’ was recorded in what Teitur describes as the “safe surroundings” of Copenhagen and the Faroe Islands, where he has felt most at home over the past few years.

Because of the American flavoured nature of the album’s songs, Teitur landed on a West Coast approach for its sound & production, taking extra care to make sure everything was very well tuned and clear in the mix.

The result is what Teitur describes as “night radio music”, making it more about body & soul and less a creation of mind and thought, free of fashion statements and the desire to impress others.

“I felt I needed to just be true to my basic songwriting and to make everything less intense and healthier. This is because I’ve learned that you become the music you write,” Teitur reveals. “It sucks to travel around and sing about funerals, death and yourself. Trust me. It does. And I know it’s very cool and so different to arrange the songs for three clarinets, delay-bass and marimba, but I’ve found it’s just not always that necessary in the long run. I am in a place in my life where I need to make something that is safe, comfortable and more effortless. As an artist, one does one’s best to write the music that only you can write.”

The release of ‘Let The Dog Drive Home’ will be preceded by the release of the single, ‘You never leave L.A.’,. Teitur embarks on a seven week long solo North American tour starting on February 1st.

Teitur’s guide to ‘Let The Dog Drive Home’

“This is a very simple song in a soul-song tradition. I originally wrote it for French singer NOLWENN LEROY, while working on her record. It’s about a gut feeling. On the production we triggered all the drums, with the hi-hats into old analog synthesizers. Basically, it’s the drummer and me playing live. The bass you hear is an electronic bass-drum triggered into a Moog Synthesizer. The drummer played the electric drum-kit while the bassist received and changed the notes on his Moog. I often thought about this when in a loud club or bar, and all you really hear is the bass and drums. I always want to change those bass notes around in a more harmonious and playful way.

I wrote this song for a film about a guy who has Asperger’s syndrome and finds it difficult to communicate. I think many people would feel better if they spoke to God. I believe in God as a good spirit. I don’t believe that he sits up there and punishes us. And yes, that bass line is like the guitar riff in a classic soul-song. And no, I don’t sit around and talk with God.

This one is about growing up and time spent in New York City. It’s about how you meet someone after a long time and realise that you finally know who they are, that you didn’t understand what they were all about until much later. I wrote the majority of the songs on my first album, ‘Poetry & Aeroplanes’, on Waverly Place with my friend Jeff. The sounds you hear at the beginning are from Greenwich Village.

This is one of my favourites to play. It’s about how parents often wish for others all the things that you couldn’t do. It’s a song about someone who did all the right things. The “Freight Train” metaphor is very American, about being a hobo, hopping from train to train. Getting high in Spain…

It’s a play on words of the saying “To hedge one’s bets”. It’s about the fear of making decisions. It’s very much the creation of songwriter Mark Nevin – we wrote it together in London ages ago. He kind of gave me the yellow card for wanting to change the song too much once I’d just recorded it, so I had to go back and change the lyrics back to their original shape. I’m glad we did. I love the sentiment, “Big questions need small answers like yes and no”.

Almost everyone I’ve ever met who lives in LA says that they don’t really like it there. That’s very interesting. I always come back to the city and I’ve had some great times there. I guess it depends on who you know and what you’re doing there. I got signed there as a songwriter in my earliest twenties. The place has a lot of history, like most places if you scratch underneath the surface. Musically, I really wanted to have those classic chords with lots of fifths and fourths over an American drum beat. Like Bruce Hornsby or something. That sound and feel always reminds me of Los Angeles.

I wanted this to sound like the view from my house just before a storm sets in. That’s what I think about when I play it. It’s funny how storms actually bring cosiness when you’re indoors.

I think this is the fourth time I’ve recorded this song. It’s ironic that the song itself is about letting go.

This used to be a quirky up-tempo song, but I changed the music drastically. I think it’s my favourite from this recording session although I wish I never met that girl.

This song is written very much in the tradition of musical songs. I once woke up remembering nothing but a girl and I always feel very guilty if I’ve had too much to drink. It’s a necessary sin to get drunk.

For further information please contact Christian Ulf-Hansen, Arlo and Betty Recordings Email:
Tel: +44 1442 842851 Cell: + 44 7768 156682

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Aristocrats – UK, Europe and Middle East Tour Dates

The Aristocrats are coming to these places very soon:
Wed. 3/7: London, U.K. – The Peel
Thurs. 3/8: Bilston (Birmingham), U.K. – The Robin
*with Bryan Beller bass clinic at 5pm at the venue (sponsored by Mike Lull Basses and Bass Direct)
Fri. 3/9: Manchester, U.K. – Night And Day
Sat. 3/10: Newcastle, U.K. – The Cluny
*and Guthrie Govan clinic at Newcastle College Performance Academy (sponsored by Guitar Guitar)
Sun. 3/11: Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. – The Voodoo Rooms
Tues. 3/13: Zoetermeer, The Netherlands – Boerderij
Wed. 3/14: Paris, France – La Scene Bastille
Thurs. 3/15: Bordeaux, France – Le Krakatoa
Fri. 3/16: Bordeaux, France – La CIAM (masterclass)
Sat. 3/17: Madrid, Spain – Sala Ramdall
Mon. 3/19: Barcelona, Spain – Sala Bikini
Tues. 3/20: Bilbao, Spain – Sala BBK
Thurs. 3/22: Istanbul, Turkey – Old City/Indigo Pub
Fri. 3/23: Tel Aviv, Israel – Reading 3

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Jump Start Records Artist Tour Dates (updated 3/16)

Here are most of the dates for the upcoming One Win Choice/Astpai US Tour.
*United States*
3/28 Philadelphia, PA @ The Crystal Palace w/Reservoir, and Ceasefire
3/29 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Redwood Art Space w/One Win Choice, For Ages, Take Away The Ugly
3/30 Brooklyn, NY @ Suburbia w/Timeshares, Broadcaster, The Marine Electric, The Reveling
3/31 Willimantic, CT @ The Handsome Woman House w/The Marine Electric, Fellow Project
4/1 Albany, NY @TBA
4/2 Allston, MA @ What We Talk About w/Choke Up
4/3 New Hampshire @TBA
*All shows with One Win Choice*
4/12 Philadelphia, PA @ TBA w/Bridge and Tunnel, Ma Jolie
4/13 Richmond, VA @ Stay Sweet Fest
4/14 Richmond, VA @ Stay Sweet Fest
4/15 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/Making Friends
4/16 Flint,MI @ The Jerk Store w/Making Friends
4/17 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/Harvey Peckar
4/18 Dubois, PA @TBA
4/19 Pittsburg, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project
4/20 West Chester, PA @TBA
4/21 Trenton, NJ @TBA
His Day Has Come
March 15 – The Underground – Harrisburg, PA
March 16 – The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
March 17 – The Purple Grape – Columbus, OH
March 18 – The Foster House – Kokomo, IN
March 19 – The Globe Theater – Kalamazoo, MI
March 20 – Mac?s Bar – Lansing, MI
March 21 – The Halmilton Street Pub – Saginaw, MI
March 22 – BLV House – Bowling Green, OH
March 23 – The Stone Tavern – Kent, OH
March 24 – The Altoona Masonic Temple – Altoona, PA
March 25 – The IHOP Estate – Philadelphia, PA

February 15th – Silk City – Philadelphia, PA
February 22nd – Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ
February 25th – Le Grande Fromage – Atlantic City, NJ. Blizzard De Fromage Fest!
March 3rd – The Troc Balcony – Philadelphia, PA
April 7th – Knights of Columbus – Keene, NH. Get Better Fest II
April 13th-15th – Richmond, VA. Stay Sweet Fest II
May 18th-20th – Montreal, Canada. Pouzza Fest II

A Wilhelm Scream
February 19th – The Middle East – Cambridge, MA w/ Less Than Jake, Samiam and Flatfoot 56
February 24th – The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA w/ The Holy Mess and 1994!

February 15th – Mr. Beery’s – Bethpage, NY w/ All Eyes West

Crucial Dudes
April 13th-15th – Richmond, VA. Stay Sweet Fest II

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I Scream Records New Releases from Wisdom In Chains and Twitching Tongues

Wisdom In Chains | Missing Links CD

“The Missing Links” is produced by Freddy Cricien (Madball) and even features Slaine. Get ready for yet another classic album from PA’s finest.
 “The Missing Links” is the highly anticipated new album after the 2009 release “Everything You Know” which shot the band to a whole new level.
 Since their 2009 release WIC has toured all over the world with bands like Madball, Sick Of It All, Cro-Mags to name a few.
 Wisdom In Chains will appear at most of the major European festivals this summer.
 In December 2011 Blank TV premiered the video for “My Friend”, of this new record, which has since been viewed close to 50.000 times, and the free download of “Twilight Zone” has been downloaded about 6,000 times.
 With a loyal fan-base around the globe, thousands of Facebook “likes” and myspace friends, PA’s finest is a well deserved and true statement.
UPC: 825888776027

Twitching Tongues | Sleep Therapy | CD

Formed late 2009 in Los Angeles, California, Twitching Tongues brings a style of metal and rock infused hardcore not often heard in today’s modern scene. Influenced by the likes of Type O Negative, Only Living Witness, Black Sabbath, Sam Black Church, Agents of Man and Section 8, the band finds a way to maintain originality and showcase their own vastly unique sound. Featuring past and present members of such local powerhouses as Ruckus, Creatures, and Alpha & Omega. After touring both Europe and the United States on a demo and 7″ single, the band is ready to release their debut album entitled “Sleep Therapy”, a rollercoaster
of hard-hitting riffs and catchy choruses. Be on the lookout for them in your city in the near future.
 “Sleep Therapy” is one of the most refreshing albums of the last decade!
 For the fans of Type O Negative, Only Living Witness and Black Sabbath.
 Featuring past and present members of Ruckus, Creatures, and Alpha & Omega.
 Twitching Tongues have toured North America, Canada and Europe with the likes of Wisdom In Chains, Trapped Under Ice and more.
 Expect Twitching Tongues on tour in the US & Europe in 2012
I Scream Records
UPC: 825888777024

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Morse Code Recordings announces distribution through Hostile City

Hostile City is proud to announce the addition of upstart Hardcore label Morse Code Recordings!

“MorseCode Recordings is a new label that will specialize in CDs, LPs and DVDs. The first release is the newest Most Precious Blood album “Do Not Resuscitate” on limited edition vinyl. Upcoming releases include the first full length from Delaware’s The May 4th Massacre entitled “All Guilty” as well as the upcoming Indecision documentary.”


May 4th Massacre - All Guilty - CD
Most Precious Blood - Do Not Resuscitate - Vinyl
Most Precious Blood - Do Not Resuscitate - Vinyl