Friday, October 28, 2011

John Fogerty To Perform Complete Credence Records at New York's Beacon Theatre













Legendary rocker John Fogerty has announced an unprecedented series of live shows at New York City's famed Beacon Theatre. "Looking Out My Back Door: John Fogerty Performs Live! The Albums of Creedence Clearwater Revival" will see Fogerty perform in their entirety "COSMO'S FACTORY" on November 17th and "GREEN RIVER" on November 18th. In addition, Fogerty will perform a bonus set comprising classic songs from the extraordinary CCR days to his solo canon of hits. Fogerty's special guests for both nights will be the acclaimed Delta Spirit.


Internet pre-sale tickets will be available beginning 8am EST this Saturday October 1. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Monday October 10 at 10am EST. For full details and ticket information, please visit


A number of additional live performances are also slated for November. Complete details can be found at


Fogerty and his crack band spent much the past summer rockin' all over the world, drawing rapturous critical acclaim at every stop. "Energetic, wired, and vital...Fogerty was simply a physical wonder to behold," exclaimed the Toronto Sun in a four-starred rave. The San Francisco Examiner declared Fogerty's "crowd-pleasing" set as one of the clear highlights of the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, while Rolling Stone pointed out that "Fogerty couldn't hold back his enthusiasm."


John Fogerty is a true American treasure, one of popular music's all-time greatest singers, guitar players, and songwriters. His remarkable career began in his hometown of El Cerrito, California, soon earning massive popular and critical success with the one and only Creedence Clearwater Revival. As leader of CCR, Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own, equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie, and Southern fried rock 'n' roll, all united by his uniquely evocative lyrical perspective.


From 1968 to 1971, Creedence Clearwater Revival unleashed an incredible succession of hit singles and platinum certified albums that remains unparalleled in the annals of rock 'n' roll history. Their expansive cover of "Suzie Q" was followed by a stunning series of Fogerty-penned favorites that dominated rock and pop radio, including "Proud Mary," "Down On The Corner," "Born On The Bayou," "Have You Ever Seen The Rain," and what remains the definitive anti-war anthem, "Fortunate Son."


"GREEN RIVER," the second of three CCR albums released in 1969, proved their first out-and-out blockbuster. Fuelled by the smash singles, "Bad Moon Rising" and "Green River," not to mention the immortal "Lodi," the album spent three weeks atop the Billboard 200, confirming Fogerty's status among American rock 'n' roll's preeminent artists.


1970's "COSMO'S FACTORY" marked Creedence Clearwater Revival's biggest seller and greatest critical triumph. The album - currently certified 4x-platinum by the RIAA - stands tall as a veritable jukebox of iconic rock 'n' roll, from "Travelin' Band" and "Who'll Stop The Rain," to "Run Through The Jungle" and "Up Around The Bend," to "Lookin' Out My Back Door" and the epic "I Heard It Through The Grapevine."


After Creedence Clearwater Revival called it quits in 1972, Fogerty embarked on what would prove to be an equally impressive solo career. Among its many highlights are 1975's "JOHN FOGERTY" - featuring the rollicking "Rockin' All Over The World" - and 1985's #1 phenomenon, "CENTERFIELD." With its trio of timeless hit singles, including "The Old Man Down The Road," "Rock And Roll Girls," and the irresistible title track, the multi-platinum collection marked Fogerty's glorious return to the forefront of modern rock 'n' roll.


1997's "BLUE MOON SWAMP" earned Fogerty further acclamation, as well as a Grammy Award for "Best Rock Album." Among his many other honors are induction in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the BMI Pop Music Awards' prestigious "BMI Icon," and Performance Magazine's "Theater Tour of the Year" Award. In addition, Fogerty and "Centerfield" were honored during the 2010 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies - the first time the National Baseball Hall of Fame has immortalized a musician or song as part of the annual ceremonies.


Having made infrequent live appearances in the 90s, by 2004 he had made a full-throated return to the road, including the Vote For Change tour and his first series of European dates in more than three decades. Other live highlights include 2009's 25thAnniversary Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Benefit Concerts at Madison Square Garden (which saw him performing alongside Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band) and a stellar main stage set at 2010's Bonnaro Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Still going strong in 2011, Fogerty and his always electrifying backing band bring it each time they step upon a stage, performing his mind-blowing body of work to generation after generation of adoring fans.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Arthur Channel featuring current and former members of The Wallflowers, RHCP, QOTSA and more announce debut single and LA show

Well-known names on the national and Los Angeles music scene Jack Irons (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eleven, Pearl Jam),  Greg Richling (The Wallflowers) and Alain Johannes  (Eleven,  Queens Of The Stone Age,  Them Crooked Vultures)  have combined forces with vocalist Jonathan Greene to create a new project called Arthur Channel.
The first single "Vapor" boasts a familiar yet non-derivative sound with its propulsive rhythm, shimmering  guitars and hauntingly anthemic  vocals.  The track is available at iTunes at and can be streamed at  A full length release will follow in the first quarter of 2012 with tour dates to follow.
The band performs its Los Angeles debut at Sunset Strip institution The Viper Room at 9PM on Thursday, October 27.  Tickets at the door are $15 and advance tickets can be purchased for $12 at .

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jason Aldean Reveals first Cities for 2012 MY KINDA PARTY TOUR!‏

  After setting attendance records across the country this past summer, CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee Jason Aldean announced today that he is extending his MY KINDA PARTY tour into 2012.  Fellow Georgia native and Capitol Nashville recording artist Luke Bryan will join Aldean in 2012 as special guest.  The only date announced thus far; Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Feb. 24 sold out in just minutes. 
"I never want this year to end," said Aldean. "This has been the best year of my career, and our shows just keep getting bigger and better, so we're just going to take the party on into the new year.  Luke and I are really good friends…we hang out on our off days, we hunt and fish together, and we love to play music to our fans.  It's gonna be a blast." 
Aldean is currently on the road finishing up the remaining dates on the Fall leg of the 2011 MY KINDA PARTY tour, ending Oct. 28 in San Diego, CA.  The new leg will begin in January with more details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Cedar Falls, IA
Champaign, IL
Charlottesville, VA
Dayton, OH
East Rutherford, NJ
Fayetteville, NC
Green Bay, WI
Greenville, SC
Huntsville, AL
Jonesboro, AR
Kansas City, MO
Nashville, TN
Oklahoma City, OK
Orlando, FL
St. Paul, MN
Tupelo, MS
Wichita, KS
Aldean is tied for the most nominations with five nods for the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards, including his first ever in the categories of Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.  His current Top 20 single "Tattoos On This Town" is the fourth release off his DOUBLE PLATINUM album MY KINDA PARTY and follows three consecutive PLATINUM certified and No. one hits for the disc.  Aldean currently claims the top selling country album of the year.
Capitol Records Nashville artist Luke Bryan released his newest CD, tailgates & tanlines, earlier this summer debuting at No. one on the Billboard Country Albums chart and clinching the No. two spot on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.  The album's first single, "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)," has sold over one million copies and became the fastest rising single of his career.  Bryan's tailgates & tanlines album is the follow up to his GOLD-certified album Doin' My Thing, which produced three back-to-back No. one singles - "Do I," "Rain Is A Good Thing" and "Someone Else Calling You Baby."  
For a full list of tour dates and ticket info as it becomes available, visit, or

Sunday, October 23, 2011

"The Grateful Dead Movie" Debuts On Blu-ray November 1

The Grateful Dead Movie will see its first-ever Blu-ray release on November 1, when Shout! Factory releases a deluxe 2-disc version, with the feature film on Blu-ray and a DVD loaded with an extensive slate of bonus features.


Co-directed by Jerry Garcia, The Grateful Dead Movie was originally released in 1977, and captures performances from five October 1974 shows at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom. In an essay accompanying the Blu-ray, Dennis McNally, Grateful Dead biographer and the former publicist for the band, writes "when the Dead concluded that their epic achievement in sound design, the Wall of Sound, was a fabulous albatross threatening to destroy them, and that a substantial break would follow five mid-October 1974 shows at Winterland, and Who Knew?—maybe these really were The Last Shows—it was the most logical thing in the world for Jerry to hire a film crew and have a movie to make during the hiatus in Dead touring. Like most Dead projects, The Grateful Dead Movie was substantially improvised and required massive amounts of really peculiar synchronicity to work—and somehow came out great in the end."


Disc 1 of The Grateful Dead Movie features the film in its entirety on Blu-ray, transferred from the original 35mm film negative in High Definition and presented in 1.78:1 widescreen aspect ratio. The performances include Dead classics such as "Truckin'," "Sugar Magnolia," and "Casey Jones."


Disc 2 is a DVD containing more than 95 minutes of bonus concert footage, including "Uncle John's Band," "Sugaree," "The Other One‚" "Spanish Jam‚" "Mind Left Body Jam‚" "Scarlet Begonias," "China Cat Sunflower‚" "I Know You Rider," "Dark Star," and "Weather Report Suite." Also included in the bonus features are the option for visible lyrics, a feature-length commentary with supervising editor Susan Crutcher and film editor John Nutt, the documentary films "A Look Back," "Making of the Animated Sequence," and "Making of the DVD," the television commercial for the Mars Hotelalbum from 1974, multicamera and multitrack audio demonstrations, and an extensive photo gallery of production notes, photos, film stills and other historical items from the Movie's production.


Additionally, viewers can choose which sound mix they want, including a 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio presentation of the original theatrical audio mix, a DTS 5.1 audio mix, mixed from the master multitrack tapes, or the PCM 2.0 audio mix, all from the master multitrack tapes. The bonus songs were transferred from the 16mm camera-original film negative, with audio from the master multitrack tapes offered in both a Dolby Digital 5.1 audio mix or Dolby Digital 2.0 audio mix.


The legendary Grateful Dead Movie is known for its remarkably intimate look at the band and the Deadhead scene of the time. Now fans can enjoy the film in high definition as never before.


Fans who preorder The Grateful Dead Movie directly from Shout! Factory will receive an exclusive bumper sticker with their order, while supplies last. Additionally, it will ship on October 18, two weeks before being available in stores. For more info, visit:


The Grateful Dead Movie is the first in a line of Grateful Dead films slated for release by Shout! Factory in collaboration with Rhino Entertainment. Future releases will include The Closing Of Winterland, Dead Ahead, Truckin' Up To Buffalo, Ticket To New Year's, Downhill From Here, View From The Vault, View From The Vault Vol. 2, View From The Vault Vol. 3, View From The Vault Vol. 4 and So Far, a 1987 film that has previously only been available on VHS and laserdisc.


Chapter Indexes

1. Animation

2. U.S. Blues

3. One More Saturday Night

4. Bill Graham's Crew Introduction

5. Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad

6. Soundcheck

7. Truckin'

8. Eyes Of The World

9. Ripped Off Fan

10. Sugar Magnolia

11. It's Like A Continuous Trip

12. Intermission

13. Playing In The Band

14. Levy Gets In

15. Stella Blue

16. Casey Jones

17. The Om People

18. Weirdness From He's Gone

19. Morning Dew

20. Encore Break

21. Johnny B. Goode

22. It Must Have Been The Roses/End Credits


Bonus Songs

Uncle John's Band


The Other One

Spanish Jam

Mind Left Body Jam

The Other One

Scarlet Begonias

China Cat Sunflower

I Know You Rider

Dark Star

Weather Report Suite


About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company's audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. With its fingers on the pulse of pop culture, Shout! Factory continues to impact the entertainment media landscape through acquisition of top quality programming for home entertainment releases. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Brandon Schott "13 Satellites"

Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Brandon Schott returns with his most vibrant and playful collection of songs to date,
"13 Satellites" on October 25th.   We would welcome the opportunity to have you review/feature this exciting new release.

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Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Brandon Schott returns with his 4th record, "13 Satellites" on October 25th.  After the quiet catharsis that was his 2009's post cancer reflection DANDELION, Brandon celebrates life with his most vibrant and playful collection of songs to date. Brandon, originally from Northern Virginia, has been named one of Music Connections Hot 100 Artists four years in a row. Additionally, his song "Fire Season" won Best Song in the Acoustic/Folk category at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. 

"13 SATELLITES" was born as a cross-continental collaboration with drummer Billy Hawn during the spring of 2010 - and also features tracks flown in from Portland, OR, Manchester, NH, and the not-quite-as-far-away Burbank, CA where Schott's longtime collaborator Jason Wormer (Steve Earle, Elton John & Leon Russell, Elvis Costello & T-Bone Burnett) mixed and mastered the record into a warm, deep groove.  "A true Satellite project, for sure", states Schott.

The songs on "13 Satellites" reflect a new beginning, both in life and in art.   The record is  "a celebration of all we had gone through as a family, and a childlike wonder at all that was to come," Brandon says.  This wide-eyed spirit shines through these 13 songs, from the whimsical free fall that is the first single "Satellite", to the eastern spirituality of "Flowers Fading", to the piano romp that is "Exploding Angel". The sound of the late Beatles is apparent throughout the record vocally and tonally, not to mention it's whimsical enigmatic feel. This is the first of Brandon's records to be purely recorded and self-produced at his home studio in Glendale.
Brandon has already gained some early coverage on his new album. WXPN, a prominent radio station, recently picked up his single "satellite" off the album.  Armed with a passel of breathtaking songs, Schott has got the goods to make it big in these musically perilous times.
"13 Satellites" will be released October 25th simultaneously with an animated Monty-Pythonesque music video for the song "Satellite".