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Silverstein & Emery’s “Scream Like You Mean It 2010” Tour Dates Announced

Posted in Music on May 20, 2010 by bccstall

July 8, 2010 Sayreville, NJ, US @ Starland Ballroom
July 9, 2010 Detroit, MI, US @ St. Andrews Hall
July 10, 2010 Chicago, IL, US @ The Metro
July 11, 2010 St. Paul, MN, US @ Station 4
July 13, 2010 Denver, CO, US @ The Summit Music Hall
July 14, 2010 Salt Lake City, UT, US @ The Complex
July 16, 2010 Seattle, WA, US @ El Corazon
July 17, 2010 Portland, OR , US @ Hawthorne Theatre
July 18, 2010 Orangevale, CA, US, @ Club Retro
July 20, 2010 Los Angeles, CA, US @ House Of Blues
July 21, 2010 Anaheim, CA, US @ House Of Blues
July 22, 2010 San Diego, CA, US @ Soma
July 23, 2010 Tempe, AZ, US @ Marquee Theatre
July 25, 2010 Dallas, TX, US @ The Palladium
July 26, 2010 San Antonio, TX, US @ White Rabbit
July 27, 2010 Austin, TX, US @ Emo’s
July 28, 2010 Houston, TX, US @ Warehouse Live
July 30, 2010 Orlando, FL, US @ Club Firestone
July 31, 2010 St. Petes, FL, US @ State Theatre
August 1, 2010 Atlanta, GA, US @ The Masquerade
August 3, 2010 Baltimore, MD, US @ Rams Head Live
August 4, 2010 Philly, PA, US @ Trocadero Theatre
August 5, 2010 NY, NY, US @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
August 6, 2010 Worcester, MA, US @ The Palladium
August 7, 2010 Hartford, CT, US @ Webster Theatre
August 8, 2010 Lancaster, PA, US @ Chameleon Club

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Stall Web Exclusive-Ready To Give It “All” by Allan Peters

Posted in Brookdale, Music on May 19, 2010 by bccstall

Chris Canberg, a 19-year-old, undecided , second semester student, is not only the lead singer but also the rhythm guitarist of Manalapan’s up and coming band, All Of A Kind.  The band’s roots date back to eighth grade when Canberg started writing songs for his own pleasure.  These songs were not recorded until years later when the band was formed.

In seventh grade, Canberg started experimenting on the drums.  He was always involved in different kinds of music competitions and talent shows.  This was when Canberg realized how deep his love for music really was.  Even though he was good on the drums, he wanted to maximize his talent so he decided to take up playing the guitar.  Messing around on his father’s old guitar seemed natural to the talented songwriter, but he wanted to be the best he could be.

It wasn’t until an old friend came along that Canberg realized just what he was capable of musically. Franco Sulfaro, a friend of Cranberg’s since early childhood, helped Canberg when it came time to combine the lyrics with music. Sulfaro, an extremely gifted guitarist, also was a natural when it came to making music.  Once Cranberg heard the riffs Sulfaro could play and with the music he had been writing for many years, the pair instantly meshed and so All of a Kind was born.

Just some of the bands influences are a variety of heavy metal, pop and punk music, including Fall Out Boy and Slipknot.

Canberg describes his music as having a positive feel.  “I hate using the word ‘emo,’ but it’s very metamorphic. Not in a loathing way, but more of an optimistic way.”  Canberg explained that his first single, “A Young Heart Against a One-Way Street” is based on a hidden message of always believing.  In his case, believing in the band and prospering.  Anther song, “Dumbstruck,” in a way is “calling out for us to come together,” and is based on a falling out of friendship of an old friend he wishes he didn’t lose touch with.

At the moment, All of a Kind only consists of the two members, but they are not letting that hold them back.  Canberg explained that when the right bassist and drummer come along, the band will be complete, but until then they will push forward with their skills and continue to make meaningful music.  It is important to both Canberg and Sulfaro that their future bandmates not only are good at what they do, but they also must be good people in general.

Their recording studio, based in Manhattan’s financial district is a metaphor of the greatness to come from this talented band.  Paul Falcone of PJF Music Productions told the group, “You guys could be making killer records one day,” a very positive backing from a man who has an eye for talent.

At the moment Canberg is focusing most of his attention on college and preparing to get his diploma so he has something to fall back on should he need it.  But their ultimate goal is to one day, be making music professionally.  “Nobody has any clue what will happen tomorrow, let alone a couple of years from now.  For all I know, this band could succeed in a few years or even a few hours.  It might not be for a long time but I’m going into it being fully aware of the fact.”

When asked what advice he would you give others looking to start their own band Cranberg offered, “Believe in yourself and have heart.  Be confident in you and your band but not cocky.”

Their album, “Clean Slate,” can be heard on their Myspace page, which is www.myspace.com/allofakindmusic

The Gaslight Anthem Announce Summer Tour Dates

Posted in Music on May 15, 2010 by bccstall

JUNE
15 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

JULY
14 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
15 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
16 – St. Louis, MO – Pop’s
17 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
20 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
22 – San Jose, CA – “Music in the Park Series”
24 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
26 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
27 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
28 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavillion
29 – Philadelphia, PA – Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
31 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s

AUGUST
01 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
02 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

Silversun Pickups And Against Me! To Tour Together

Posted in Music on April 22, 2010 by bccstall

Dangerbird Records is excited to announce a newly confirmed Silversun Pickups headlining tour! The Grammy-nominated, Los Angeles-based quartet, fresh off a hugely successful arena tour supporting Muse, will head out with Against Me! and Henry Clay People opening. This first leg of dates starts in Orlando, FL, on June 15th and ends in Milwaukee, WI, on July 4th. More dates will be added soon.

In a review of the tour with Muse, the San Jose Mercury News hailed: “As good as [Silversun Pickups] is on record, the group showed in Oakland that it can achieve even greater heights on the live stage…where the Pickups’ brand of jammed-out alt-rock truly shines.”

For a glimpse of the band unplugged, check out the recent session they did for Spin.com here.

Silversun Pickups are touring in support of their critically acclaimed second album, Swoon, which has so far yielded the #1 Modern Rock smash, “Panic Switch.” During this cycle, the band has appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

The confirmed tour dates are below:

June

15                                    Orlando, FL            Hard Rock Café

16                                    Boca Raton, FL       Sunset Cove Amphitheatre

18                                    Tampa, FL               Ritz Ybor

19                                    Atlanta, GA            The Tabernacle

20                                    Raleigh, NC            The Disco Rodeo

23                                    Washington, DC     DAR Constitution Hall

24                                    Montclair, NJ          Wellmont Theater

25                                    Brooklyn, NY         Williamsburg Waterfront

28                                    Philadelphia, PA     Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

29                                    Toronto, ONT          Sound Academy

July

2                                    Detroit, MI                  The Fillmore

STING, JOHN LEGEND, THE ROOTS & OTHERS CONFIRMED FOR EARTH DAY 2010 CLIMATE RALLY ON NATIONAL MALL

Posted in Enviroment, Music on April 8, 2010 by bccstall
Earth Day Network announced that Sting, John Legend, The Roots, Bob Weir, Patrick Stump, Mavis Staples, Passion Pit, Q-Tip, Booker T and other artists will perform at The Climate Rally on The National Mall in Washington, DC on Sunday, April 25. Other environmental stewards and notable figures attending include Reverend Jesse Jackson, film director, James Cameron, Olympic gold medalist, Billy Demong, producer, Trudie Styler and author, Margaret Atwood.
In honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, these influential musicians along with political, environmental, religious and civil-rights leaders will join with a massive audience of concerned citizens to call on Congress to pass an effective and equitable climate and clean energy bill in 2010.
The day of speeches, live music and eco-village exhibits on The National Mall caps off nine days of service projects, advocacy events, performance arts and exhibits organized by Earth Day Network from April 17to 25.
“Forty years after the first Earth Day, we are joined by some of today’s most influential artists and thought-leaders around the world with a clear agenda for Earth Day’s 40thAnniversary,” said Kathleen Rogers, President, Earth Day. “Together, we will issue the call to our elected leaders that now is the time to create ambitious legislation for climate change and a green economy.”
The National Mall has been an American epicenter for change, as it was on the first Earth Day in 1970. Forty years ago, the National Mall served as a focal point for the first Earth Day and a 20 million citizens strong, country-wide, unified demand to protect and clean up the environment. This year, the U.S. flagship Earth Day events on the National Mall will once again act as a rallying point for the nation.
For additional information on The Climate Rally and a daily break-down of events, visit http://www.earthday.org.

The Rock Band Network Music Store Goes Live

Posted in Music, Video Games on March 19, 2010 by bccstall
Harmonix Music Systems and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks, today announced that the Rock Band Network Music Store opens to the public today, giving Rock Band fans and music lovers a new avenue to discover music and providing musicians and labels the opportunity to produce and promote tracks for the Rock Band platform. The Rock Band Network, announced in July,is a ground-breaking initiative that gives musicians, publishers and record labels the ability to author their original recordings into gameplay files to promote and sell their music as playable Rock Band tracks through the Rock Band Network Music Store (RBN Store).
In addition, it was announced today that T-Mobile has signed on as launch partner of the Rock Band Network to develop an “Artist-of-the-Month” feature beginning in April 2010 to help fans identify and connect with new talent in the Rock Band Network.
“The Rock Band Network Music Store gives artists at any level the opportunity to reach new fans through our deeply engaging interactive platform,” said Paul DeGooyer, senior vice president of Electronic Games and Music for MTV Networks Music Group. “This new pathway for discovery is a huge win for passionate music fans, as well as an opportunity for artists to promote themselves while positively impacting their bottom line.”
Artists who submit songs for the Rock Band Network Music Store are able to choose from multiple pricing tiers for individual tracks and receive a royalty of 30 percent of the retail selling price (excluding tax) for every track purchased through the RBN Store. There are currently more than 100 songs available for purchase in the Rock Band Network Music Store from artists including The Shins, The Hold Steady, The Main Drag, Bang Camaro, of Montreal, Jonathan Coulton, Skeleton Witch, 3 Inches of Blood, Lacuna Coil, Stroke 9, and Steve Vai*. There are more than 300 artists in the RBN pipeline, with additional tracks already on the way from Flight of the Conchords, The Smashing Pumpkins, Twin Atlantic, All That Remains, Clutch, Prong, The Gaslight Anthem and many more coming so
With more than 1,100 tracks available to date in the original Rock Band platform, the Rock Band Network Music Store will immediately boost the number of available songs, further securing MTV Games and Harmonix’s position as the leading provider of downloadable content for music-based video games.
“The response to and interest in the Rock Band Network has been even greater than we originally expected,” said Alex Rigopulos, CEO and co-founder of Harmonix Music Systems. “We’re very excited about the number of bands and labels who have geared up to participate in the Rock Band Network, as well as the number of enthusiasts who have signed up to participate in the Peer Review and Playtest processes.”
Since launching the Rock Band Network open beta in January, more than 4,300 new users have registered as authors and peer reviewers on http://Creators.RockBand.com, the site where songs are submitted before they are approved to be sold. Authors create Rock Band song packages and submit them to the site to go through two processes: Playtest, where the community delivers feedback on a work in progress track, and Peer Review, where revised and final drafts are vetted and approved for sale. During Peer Review, songs are tested for playability, adherence to the authoring standards of Rock Band and checked to check for violations of XNA Creators Club Online community standards (vulgarity, adult content, original content, etc.).
Peer reviewers have the unique opportunity to play Rock Band Network content for free, well in advance of a track’s commercial release. These fans can help shape the track’s final versions, providing crucial feedback and flagging issues throughout Playtest and Peer Review that ensures songs are up to the high standards set by Harmonix. Any music fan with Rock Band 2 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and an internet connected PC can join the Playtest and Peer Review processes by purchasing an XNA Creators Club Online Premium membership through http://creators.xna.com/membership.
Once tracks are approved, they are transferred to the Rock Band Network Music Store, an in-game music marketplace where the millions of Rock Band fans will be able to explore this constantly growing set of new content. In an exciting turn of events, for the first time in the Rock Band franchise, users will be able to download sample gameplay of each track to try before they buy! Songs will debut exclusively on Xbox 360 for 30 days. A selection of standout tracks will then be made available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from Sony Computer Entertainment America and the Wii™ home videogame console from Nintendo.
Songs Now Available in the Rock Band Network Music Store
Song / Band
A Drug Against War / KMFDM
Angel Lust / Fake Shark-Real Zombie!
Another California Song / Zack Wilson
Arigato / Gandhi
Australia / The Shins
Backyard Buildyard / Steve and Lindley Band
Battles and Brotherhood / 3 Inches of Blood
Buried Cold / Rose of Jericho
Burn it Down / Five Finger Death Punch
California / The Kimberly Trip
Can I Stay / Stephanie Hatfield and Hot Mess
Cease and Desist / The Main Drag
Children of December / The Slip
Creepy Doll / Jonathan Coulton
Crushed Beyond Dust / Skeletonwitch
Day of Mourning / Despised Icon
Disengage / Suicide Silence
Don’t Let Me Down (Slowly) / The Main Drag
Dove Nets / The Main Drag
Drunken Lullabies (Live) / Flogging Molly
End Quote / Full-Source
Even Rats / The Slip
Fade Away / Of Last Resort
Far Away from Heaven / Free Spirit
Fight Back / Ron Wasserman
For the Love of God (Live) / Steve Vai
Fortune / Kristin Hersh
Get the Hell Out of Here / Steve Vai
Give / The Cold Goodnight
Goth Girls / MC Frontalot
Grumpytown / Speck
He Sleeps in a Grove / Amberian Dawn
Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse / of Montreal
Homosuperior / The Main Drag
Horses in Heaven / Fake Shark-Real Zombie!
How We’d Look On Paper / The Main Drag
Hyperbole / Glass Hammer
Icarus’ Song / Furly
If Not Now When / Color Theory
If Trucks Drank Beer / Error 404 feat. CJ Watson
Ikea / Jonathan Coulton
In Memories / Giant Target
Inside Out / Nick Gallant
It’s Good / The Humans
It’s Not You, It’s Everyone / Full-Source
Juke Joint Jezebel / KMFDM
Kick Some Ass ’09 / Stroke 9
Lady in a Blue Dress / Senses Fail
Lemon Juice / Scratching The Itch
Lilith in Libra / You Shriek
Limousine / Stars of Boulevard
Liquid Smog (StompBox Remix) / WaveGroup Feat. Becca Neun
Little Black Backpack ’09 / Stroke 9
Liverpool Judies / The Fisticuffs
Love During Wartime / The Main Drag
Mechanical Love / In This Moment
Megatron / The Main Drag
Mississippi Kite / Kristin Hersh
Moonboy / The Dirty Love Band
Nancy Drew / Pink Flag
No Direction / Longwave
No Heroes / You Shriek
Not My Fault / Ultra Saturday
Ox / Zack Wilson
Paper Valentines / James William Roy
Parhelia / Heaven Ablaze
Persistence of Vision / Matter in the Medium
Race The Hourglass / Audio Fiction
Red Sky At Morn / Full-Source
Requiem for a Dying Song / Flogging Molly
Rip’er / Lead the Dead
River of Tuoni / Amberian Dawn
Running for the Razors / Fake Shark-Real Zombie!
Rx / Wounded Soul
Sequestered in Memphis / The Hold Steady
Sestri Levante / Fake Shark-Real Zombie!
Sick / Bif Naked
Signs / Giant Target
Sissyfuss / Surprise Me Mr. Davis
Sleep On / Glass Hammer
Stand for Something / Skindred
Still There / Bojibian
Superhero! / Ultra Saturday
Survive / Lacuna Coil
Tadpole Search and Rescue / Chaunce DeLeon and The Fountain of Choof
Talk About / Dear and the Headlights
Talk Them Down / The Main Drag
Teeth, Face, Outerspace / The Main Drag
The Attitude Song / Steve Vai
The Buddy Disease / Scratching The Itch
The Complexity of Light / Children of Nova
The Future Soon / Jonathan Coulton
The Heist / DnA’s Evolution
Tongue Twister Typo / Blackmarket
Top Back / Alias Unknown
Tricky Girl / The Main Drag
Trippolette / Andrew Buch
Turn Yourself Around / Nick Gallant
VP of Booty Reports / Speck
Watch It All Go Down / Foreword
We Are the Best / C&O
Whatever Is Wrong With You / Marillion
What’s Your Favorite Dinosaur? / The Main Drag
You Got That / The Everybody
You’re My Everything / Scratching The Itch

ADTR and Silverstein’s “Toursick” 2010 Dates Announced….

Posted in Music on March 17, 2010 by bccstall
SILVERSTEIN will join up with A DAY TO REMEMBER on their seven week long headlining run, Toursick. Venues are selling out quickly so get your tickets early.
• Mar 31, 2010 Ft. Lauderdale, FL, US @ Revolution
• Apr 1, 2010 Tampa, FL, US @ The Ritz
• Apr 2, 2010 Atlanta, GA, US @ Masquerade
• Apr 3, 2010 Atlanta, GA, US @ Masquerade
• Apr 4, 2010 Charlotte, NC, US @ Amos? Southend
• Apr 5, 2010 Norfolk, VA, US @ NORVA
• Apr 6, 2010 Baltimore, MD, US @ Sonar
• Apr 7, 2010 Philadelphia, PA, US @ ELECTRIC FACTORY
• Apr 8, 2010 Sayreville, NJ, US @ Starland Ballroom
• Apr 9, 2010 New York, NY, US @ NOKIA THEATRE
• Apr 10, 2010 New York, NY, US @ NOKIA THEATRE
• Apr 12, 2010 Boston, MA, US @ House of Blues
• Apr 13, 2010 Montreal, QC, CA @ METROPOLIS
• Apr 14, 2010 Toronto, ON, CA @ Sound Academy
• Apr 15, 2010 Royal Oak, MI, US @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
• Apr 16, 2010 Cleveland, OH, US @ House of Blues
• Apr 17, 2010 Cincinnati, OH, US @ Bogart’s
• Apr 18, 2010 Chicago, IL, US @ House of Blues
• Apr 19, 2010 Chicago, IL, US @ House of Blues
• Apr 20, 2010 Minneapolis, MN, US @ First Avenue
• Apr 21, 2010 Winnipeg, MB, CA @ GARRICK EVENTS CENTRE
• Apr 23, 2010 Edmonton, AL, CA @ Edmonton Events Centre
• Apr 24, 2010 Calgary, AB, CA @ MacEwan Conference and Event Centre
• Apr 26, 2010 Spokane, WA, US @ Knitting Factory Concert House
• Apr 27, 2010 Seattle, WA, US @ Showbox SoDo
• Apr 28, 2010 Portland, OR, US @ Roseland Theater
• Apr 29, 2010 San Francisco, CA, US @ The Regency Ballroom
• Apr 30, 2010 Los Angeles, CA, US @ The Wiltern
• May 1, 2010 San Diego, CA, US @ SOMA
• May 2, 2010 Pomona, CA, US @ Fox Theater
• May 3, 2010 Fresno, CA, US @ RAINBOW BALLROOM
• May 5, 2010 Tempe, AZ, US @ Marquee Theatre
• May 6, 2010 Las Vegas, NV, US @ Fremont East
• May 7, 2010 Magna, UT, US @ The Great Salt Air
• May 8, 2010 Englewood, CO, US @ Gothic Theatre
• May 10, 2010 Tulsa, OK, US @ Cain’s Ballroom
• May 11, 2010 DALLAS, TX, US @ PALLADIUM BALLROOM
• May 12, 2010 San Antonio, TX, US @ SUNSET STATION
• May 13, 2010 Houston, TX, US @ Warehouse Live
• May 14, 2010 New Orleans, LA, US @ House of Blues
• May 16, 2010 Lake Buena Vista, FL, US @ HOUSE OF BLUES – ORLANDO