10.18.10

Fran Healy on Good Day New York

Fran Healy stopped by Good Day New York last week where he performed "Buttercups," the first single off his debut solo album Wreckorder. Watch his performance here

Fran will be heading out on tour next month with The Killers' front man Brandon Flowers. More information is available at www.myspace.com/franhealy

10.18.10

Matt White Heading Out On Tour

Matt White will be hitting the road this fall in support of his sophomore release, It’s The Good Crazy. The singer, songwriter and piano phenom kicks off at Los Angeles’ Viper Room on Oct 20th and then covers cities throughout the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest until the beginning of December. He will be accompanied by his band and playing material from the new album.

Matt White will also make a quick stop back home in New York City to appear on the CBS Saturday Early Show’s Second Cup Cafe on October 23rd.

The Early Show performance is the latest in a wave of nationally-televised appearances (Entertainment Tonight, ABC News and Access Hollywood) and press adulation for Matt White. Artist Direct rates It’s The Good Crazy 4.5 out of 5 stars, stating “Matt brings us back to when pop was fearless.” AOL Popeater claims “when it comes to writing catchy piano-driven songs, Matt White is a seasoned professional.” Billboard adds that “the lead single, ‘Falling in Love (With My Best Friend),’ is a sugary earworm with playful acoustic guitar and smart, simple lyrics.”

For more information on Matt and The Good Crazy tour, visit www.myspace.com/mattwhitemusic.

10/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room
11/02 Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse
11/03 Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
11/06 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit's
11/07 Orlando, FL @ The Social
11/08 Atlanta, GA @ Eddie's Attic
11/09 Nashville, TN @ 3rd and Lindsley
11/11 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
11/12 Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live
11/13 Collinsville, CT @ Bridge Street Live
11/16 Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theatre
11/17 Vienna, VA @ The Barns
11/18 Annapolis, MD @ Ramshead Tavern
11/19 Bay Shore, NY @ Boulton Center
11/20 Salisbury, MA @ Blue Ocean
11/27 Evanston, IL @ Space
11/28 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection Lounge
12/02 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
12/03 Akron, OH @ Musica
12/04 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel

10.11.10

Bill Hicks Featured on Countdown with Keith Olbermann

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann recently started including "The Bill Hicks Is Still Ahead of His Time" clip of the week on his show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann. The first clip featured a soundbyte from one of Bill's 1997 stand-up performances.

Olbermann followed the clip with a great outro saying, "Something from the late comedian and transcended commentator, Bill Hicks, which we'll show you about once a week with the kind permissoin of his family. That's from 20 years ago and it's still as fresh as today's headlines."

Check out the clip HERE and make sure to tune in to Countdown with Keith Olbermann Monday through Friday at 8pm EST on MSNBC to see more Bill Hicks clips.

Bill Hicks' The Essential Collection is available with exclusive fan bundles at billhicks.hasawebstore.com, as well as at Amazon

10.06.10

Pre-Order Will Hoge's The Living Room Sessions Now

Will Hoge's upcoming EP, The Living Room Sessions, is available for pre-order now at www.willhoge.com

The six-song acoustic EP was recorded in only two days in Will's living room and features stripped down versions of essential songs from his latest album, The Wreckage, and the fan favorite, "All Night Long" from Will's 2003 album, Blackbird on a Lonely Wire.

The HogeHead pre-order package includes a CD and a sticker on sale for $15.99. All orders placed before 10/15 will include an autographed EP. Make sure to order your HogeHead package now!

10.05.10

Fran Healy's Wreckorder Out Now

Fran Healy's debut solo album WRECKORDER is out today. "WRECKORDER proves to be Healy's most thoughtful work since Travis' The Invisible Man," raves The Onion, while Filter Magazine praises Healy's "effortless craftsmanship and wide range ... that work to perfection."

Beginning November 10th in Los Angeles, CA, Healy will join The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers for a two week tour of the United States.

WRECKORDER is available now with exclusive fan bundles at franhealy.hasawebstore.com. The album is also available on iTunes and Amazon as well as at local retailers. For more tour information, visit www.franhealy.com

09.28.10

Will Hoge's The Living Room Sessions Out 10/12

Critically-acclaimed Nashville rocker Will Hoge is releasing an EP aptly titled THE LIVING ROOM SESSIONS on Ryko on Oct. 12 and will be joining Shinedown on tour throughout November and December.

The six-song acoustic EP was recorded in only two days in Hoge’s living room and features stripped-down versions of essential songs (“Long Gone,” “Favorite Waste of Time,” “Goodnight/Goodbye,” “Too Late Too Soon” and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”) from his latest album, THE WRECKAGE, and the fan favorite, “All Night Long,” from Hoge’s 2003 album,  BLACKBIRD ON A LONELY WIRE

“I like acoustic recordings that try to be different from the album versions,” says Hoge.  “We just got together and camped out at my house for a couple of days… it’s not a home studio, no real fancy set-up or multi-tracking.  The console was a laptop on a card table, and that same table also served simultaneously as the keyboard stand. There were no real overdubs or re-dos or pitch correct.  We just did it ‘til we liked it and let it be…not out of laziness, it just seemed to fit.”

Hoge, the relentless road warrior, kicked-off his headlining tour last weekend in Nashville, which will continue through October.  He’ll then join rockers Shinedown on their “Anything & Everything” tour kicking-off Nov. 4 in Tampa, Fl. and wrapping up in New Orleans, La. on Dec 9.  The tour spans over 25 major cities throughout the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast regions of the United States.  More dates will be announced shortly. 


THE LIVING ROOM SESSIONS TRACK LISTING:
1. Long Gone (Acoustic version)
2. Favorite Waste of Time (Acoustic version)
3. Goodnight / Goodbye (Acoustic version) 
4. Too Late Too Soon (Acoustic version)
5. Even If It Breaks Your Heart (Acoustic version)
6. All Night Long (Acoustic version)


More information regarding Hoge's upcoming tour is available at willhoge.com/tour.

09.28.10

The Posies' BLOOD/CANDY Out NOW

The Posies' first release in three years, BLOOD/CANDY, is on sale now. The band charts unforseen territory on their new album while holding onto their well-known signature sound. The almost entirely self-produced record boasts melodic hooks, provocative lyrics and intricate layers of instrumentation that blend far-out, spacey sounds with sophisticated hues. Spin.com called the album "...a nuanced, playful romp," while USAToday.com said, "After all these years, the Posies haven't lost their sweet harmonies and catchy hooks."

BLOOD/CANDY is available now with exclusive fan bundles at theposies.hasawebstore.com. The album is also available on iTunes and Amazon as well as at local retailers.

09.23.10

Fran Healy's Buttercups Video

Fran Healy's video for "Buttercups" is streaming exclusively on Yahoo! Music now! 

 

 

"Buttercups" is the first single off Fran's debut solo album, Wreckorder. Wreckorder comes out on 10/5 and exclusive pre-order bundles are available now at franhealy.hasawebstore.com

09.22.10

Matt White has a Street Team

Matt White has officially joined the Rock The Street family. His new street team offers fans a way to connect, promote, and earn free prizes. Sign up now to check out the latest news and missions.

09.21.10

Will Hoge Live in Nashville & on UStream

Will Hoge is performing in Nashville this Saturday to kick off his Favorite Waste of Time Tour. His performance will be broadcast live on UStream for those fans that are unable to attend. Broadcast will begin at 9:00 PM CST.

Opening the show will be Angie Aparo and Josh Hoge. Doors open at 5:00 PM CST with performances beginning at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available now at http://bit.ly/tinroofwh

 Watch the stream of Will Hoge LIVE at the Tin Roof Inn this Saturday, 9/25, at 9:00 PM CST at www.willhoge.com