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Purple Door Festival, which takes place in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania at the beginning of August, has announced the first round of bands that will be making up their line-up. For the most part, these names will change a bit, and there are plenty more to come, but for now here is what the festival has lined up for you guys:
Glam metal band Blessed By A Broken Heart posted their mostly performance based music for their song “Move Your Body”. They look like something straight out of the 80s, and is it just me or does the vocalist kind of remind you of the dude from Family Force 5?
MercyMe, David Crowder Band, Family Force 5, Francesca Battistelli, Fee, Remedy Drive and Sidewalk Prophets will all be part of the 2nd annual Rock & Worship Roadshow starting in March. According to organizers:
Admission prices will again be $10 at-the-door, as the tour aims to be an event for fans of all ages, especially families. In addition to bringing a night of exciting performances, the tour is also dedicated to a much greater purpose: helping children with juvenile diabetes via “Imagine A Cure”, a non profit organization geared to raise awareness and to support research that will lead to a cure along with Compassion International, a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. For more information on “Imagine A Cure,” go to: http://www.imagineacureonline.com/. For more information on Compassion International go to http://www.compassion.com
Below are the tour dates:
March 18, 2010 Indianapolis, IN
March 19, 2010 Madison, WI
March 20, 2010 Council Bluffs, IA
March 21, 2010 Colorado Springs, CO
March 23, 2010 Billings, MT
March 25, 2010 Tacoma, WA
March 26, 2010 Portland, OR
March 27, 2010 Boise, ID
March 28, 2010 Spokane, WA
March 31, 2010 Bakersfield, CA
April 1, 2010 Fresno, CA
April 2, 2010 Sacramento, CA
April 8, 2010 Long Beach, CA
April 9, 2010 Ontario, CA
April 10, 2010 Phoenix, AZ
April 11, 2010 Las Vegas, NV
April 13, 2010 Albuquerque, NM
April 15, 2010 Oklahoma City, OK
April 16, 2010 Dallas, TX
April 17, 2010 Tulsa, OK
April 18, 2010 San Antonio, TX
April 22, 2010 Cedar Rapids, IA
April 23, 2010 Ft. Wayne, IN
April 24, 2010 Columbus, OH
April 25, 2010 Columbia, SC
Josh Olds (also known as Fatty) of the Family Force 5 fame is in an ICU with some serious liver problems after this weekend. Please pray that everything turns out well….
Brandtson have officially now broken up, despite the fact that they have not performed together in over a year.
La Dispute got robbed in Michigan last week.
Mark Nicks (aka Cool Hand Luke) announced this week after saying earlier this year he would be done with music that fans could expect not only a lot more shows from him, but the possibility of TWO new albums in 2010. Yer wearin me out Mark….
Bluesy rock solo artist Maron said that she is knee deep into a second album which will see the light of day in 2010.
The band Advantage have broken up. Lead vocalist Shane is now in pop rock duo The Threats. Also in breaking up news, He Only Promised Everything, and Heroes Will Be Heroes have also called it a day.
Metal band Embracing Goodbye have signed on with Driven Music Group.
Speaking of Thrice, here is the video for their song “In Exile”
yep, the video for “Must Be Santa” by Bob Dylan
Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for Greeley Estates January 26th, 2010 release, No Rain, No Rainbow.
1. Seven Hours
2. I Shot The Maid
4. Friends Are Friends For Never
5. They Won’t Stay Dead
6. Jealousy Breeds Killing Sprees
7.Lying Through Your Teeth Doesn’t Count As Flossing
8. Swim For Your Lives
9. You’ll Never Leave Vegas Alive
10. Wolves Make Great Actors
11. The Offer
This is the album artwork and tracklisting for Saving Grace‘s upcoming January 5th,2010 releases entitled Unbreakable
1. End of Days (Intro)
3. Bury Me in Jimenez
4. The Disgusting Maw
6. Where It Rains
7. The Eye of the Storm Part II (Interlude)
9. All, But the Archer
10. The Listener
11. Bound by Blood
12. The Determined Drunk
Monster EP (Hot Topic Exclusive)
Tooth & Nail Records
BeBe & CeCe Winans
Go Easy Little Doves (digital release)
Kingdom Business Pt.2
Glory In The Highest: Christmas Songs Of Worship
How Many Kings:Songs For Christmas
Every Light That Shines At Christmas
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gaither Music Group
Family Force 5′s Christmas Pageant
Family Force 5
Tooth & Nail Records
Dance Pop/Christmas Music
Unbroken And Unplugged
Dear Future, Come Get Me
Praise & Worship
Bury Me Alive
Solid State Records
Alive In South Africa
Israel and The New Breed
The Hymns & Carols Of Christmas
Green Hill Records
Levi The Poet
Hang On: The Remixes (digital release)
Forget And Not Slow Down
Mono VS Stereo/Jive Records
Breaking the Noise EP
Satellites & Sirens
Run Rabbit Run
Wake Me (digital release)
Tal & Acacia
Vanessa Bell Armstrong
Its that time of year again, Tooth & Nail along with FUEL Magazine are giving a MASSIVE free sampler of some the best stuff from their 3 imprints (BEC, Tooth&Nail, and Solid State). This time around, there are a ton of unreleased tracks, including brand new songs from August Burns Red, Living Sacrifice, Oh Sleeper, and Showbread. Dont believe me, check out the track listing
And Then There Were None – Reinventing Robert Cohn
As Cities Burn – 84′ Sheepdog
August Burns Red – Thirty and Seven
Becoming The Archetype – Dichotomy
Children 18:3 – All My Balloons
Copeland – The Grey Man
Corey Crowder – Look How Far We’ve Come
Emery – Cuthroat Collapse
Family Force 5 – Fever
FM Static – Boy Moves To A New Town With Optimistic Outlook
Haste The Day – 68
Hawk Nelson – Let’s Dance [Dojo Dominating Remix]
Ivoryline – Days End
Jonezetta – Sick In The Teeth
Living Sacrifice – Overkill Exposure (Rough Mix)
mewithoutYou – Every Thought A Thought Of You
MxPx – Punk Rock Girl
Mychildren Mybride – On The Wings Of Integrity
Neon Horse – Strange Town
Oh, Sleeper – Son of the Morning
Secret & Whisper – Anchors (Acoustic)
Showbread – Nothing Matters Anymore
Since October – Guilty
Surrogate – Exercise Machines
The Ascendicate – Scottish
The Chariot – Daggers
The Crucified – The Pit
The Showdown – [Achilles] The Backbreaker
Thousand Foot Krutch – Bring Me To Life
Trenches – Sacrament
Underoath – Desperate Times Desperate Measures
Were you counting? Thats over 30 tracks, and most of them are from up coming albums. Yea, I know, you need to download this right now. Click on the link below and save the .ZIP file to your computer, EXTRACT ALL FILES, then tear into some great new music!
So we had a great day here in Snyder Texas, at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009. We saw some great bands, met some amazing people, and in general had a grand ol time. That’s right, I said ol, not “old”, because ol is how old people say “old.” Sorry about that, its been a long day.
First of all, Cody and a Reid have been really amazing to us. Let’s be honest, we arn’t a big website, so we are really lucky to have the access that we have had at this festival. We are all over backstage, in the green room, the photog pit, and have some really amazing one on one access with the bands. Thank you so much to Cody and Reed for treating us like big wigs, we really appreciate it.
Ok, so now to the festival. We got here about two hours before the doors opened. We watched Spoken and Audio Adrenaline sound check, talked to some cool people, and just in general hung out like homies.
First of all, the crowd is awesome.
Also, there is a this awesome dude who is painting the entire time the bands are playing. This piece was created during Audio Adrenaline.
Norma Jean started things off and proved why they are the kings of metalcore. They took over the crowd almost immediately, and really set the pace for the rest of the night. They always are able to put on a superior show, and tonight was no exception. Much later in the day we were able to chill with vocalist Cory and ask him a few questions. Stay tuned for that one, but until then..
On the second stage, Spoken lived up to their reputation as one the better Christian rock acts on the planet. A cool point of the show was when the band reached waaaay back and played “This Path” from one of their older albums from before they were on Tooth & Nail. It was very fun to sing along with a song I heard back when I was in my teens still.
Audio Adrenaline Speaks took the stage next. If you haven’t seen this show, it is a stripped down AA set-up, in which the vocalist and bass player play a few songs, share testimonies, and tell the story of the Audio Adrenaline. Despite singer Mark’s lack of a voice, it was a fun little stroll down memory lane, and was a really cool time of getting to know AA like I had never been able to before.
Disciple brought their high-octane rock to the stage next. Man, those guys can put on a show, movement was constant, guitars were loud, and sings alongs were many. One of the guitarists even did a no hands back flip with his guitar still strapped to his chest, landed, and kept playing like nothing had ever happened. You owe it to yourself to see these guys at least once, you wont be disappointed…
Last of the night was the world famous Family Force 5, and their over the top, rock dance extravaganza. I see why these guys are talked about so much, they put on quite a show. Lots of dancing, lots of wild acrobatics, and just all around fun. Dance rock at its finest for sure.
Thats it guys for day one. Hit us back tomorrow for Red Letter Rock Fest 2009, day two!
ApathyEdge is a powerpop band. When I say that they are powerpop, I mean these guys are the definition of the genre. Robotic vocals, lots of dancey drum stuff, and a healthy mixture of rock and electronica mixed together.
The guys over at Indie Vision Music reviewed this EP a while back, you can read the review, but here is a good highlight to get what this album is like:
“Standout tracks for me where “Wake Up, Restart” and “To The End” which are both just super catchy tunes filled with hooks that’ll stick with you. Kinda like the cilantro and onions in those carne asada tacos… but in good way. ApathyEdge has crafted some nice techno-powerpop that unless you’re stuck in four-point restraints, should have you up and moving in no time.”
For fans of Family Force 5, Head Automatica, and The Academy Is…
The link below will take you to a rapidshare.com page. Click on the “Free User” button, and then a countdown will begin. When the “download” button appears, click it, then save the .ZIP file to your computer. EXTRACT ALL FILES, and enjoy the CD.
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