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Cleverly coined the “Evil Beatles” Bigelf posess a sound that could transends this world. Bigelf creates that delicate balance of being highly influence by bands like Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd yet their sound is modern and completely unique. Take your chances defy the gallows and dip your toes in a bit of the devils juice with “Money it’s Pure Evil.” Downloadable here and at their MySpace page.
Angelic voiced New Zealander Brooke Fraser has just wrapped the first leg of her North American headlining tour supporting the U.S. debut Albertine (released: May 27 on indie Wood & Bone, distributed through RedEye) with sold out performances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Annapolis and Toronto.
A multi-platinum artist in her native New Zealand and Australia, Fraser made her North American debut last month with Albertine. The disc is currently featured on iTunes as an “editor’s music choice” and has broken into the Top 10 Albums alongside artists like Coldplay, John Mayer and Katy Perry.
Since its release, Albertine has earned rave reviews in the press:
“New Zealand native Brooke Fraser says her music ‘sounds like a pop marshmallow has dropped into a folk hot chocolate and become a warm spicy chocoolatey broth’ and we agree… if you are a fan of Sarah … Read the rest
Rock legend Billy Idol will be debuting new songs from his newest release “Idolize Yourself” this coming Tuesday on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel show. Billy on his new song John Wayne:
“When I’m singing it, I’m thinking about the characters John Wayne played. They were usually men with a flaw in their character or something dark in their past they’re trying to rise above before the end of the movie. So it’s not about the kick-in-the-door John Wayne or the barroom fight John Wayne — it’s more the man who overcomes.”
Check out new tracks on the full album on VH1’s the Leak
Multi-Platinum selling artist Brooke Fraser embarks on her U.S. tour in support of her U.S. debut “Albertine.”
June 2 LOS ANGELES, CA Troubadour
June 3 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Café Du Nord
June 5 PORTLAND, OR Doug Fir
June 6 VANCOUVER, BC BC Media Club
June 10 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Varsity
June 11 CHICAGO, IL Lakeshore Theater
June 12 NASHVILLE, TN Third & Lindsley
June 14 ST. LOUIS, MO The Duck Room
June 15 KANSAS CITY, KS Record Bar
June 24 PHILADELPHIA, PA Tin Angel
June 25 NEW YORK, NY Highline Ballroom
June 26 BOSTON, MA Café 939 @ Berklee College
June 29 BALTIMORE, MD Rams Head Tavern
July 2 TORONTO, ON El Mocambo
July 4 MONTREAL, QC Metropolis*
* denotes date opening for Daniel Lanois
Singer songwriter and humanitarian, Ben Jelen has launched a foundation to educate and create awareness of environmental issues at large,“I am incapable of ignoring what’s going on around me,” says Jelen. “World events often affect me as much as personal ones.” The Ben Jelen Foundation was started out of a personal need to protect the environment. The mission is to educate and spread awareness of environmental issues, especially global warming and bio diversity. Ben plans on using the foundation to raise money and gain awareness to causes that affect the world.“The effects of large scale climate change are unpredictable,” says Ben. “What is becoming clear is that those in less developed countries will be more susceptible to the effects of climate change – storms, droughts, floods and crop – loss.” The Foundation strives to help under developed communities get the resources they need to survive, whether it be monetary or … Read the rest
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“…..they mix these influences with atmospherics not unlike the Shins or the Decemberists. The result is something that sounds very original and will almost certainly lead to bigger and better things.” –TWANGVILLE“Alberta Cross pulled the rug out from under me and has dominated my player for the past 5 days. Their self-produced debut album, The Thief and The Heartbreaker, is phenomenal.” – HEARYA“While listening to the opening track of Alberta Cross’s debut LP The Thief & the Heartbreaker (which also happens to be the title track), you are instantly transported back in time to some point in the 70’s with Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young playing in the background.” – MAINSTREAM ISN’T SO BAD