Kerascene Is on Fire

April 21, 2007

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0Phlux is a solo artist, originally from Manchester UK, now based in Rome, Italy. The music is cross-breed electronica, soaking up influences from 60’s psychedelia, 70’s prog & punk, 80’s UK indie-pop and 90’s techno/trance. The second album “Swarm Of Tacit Rainbow” is out now.

Kerascene – only the freshest.

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Free Woxy.com Podcast

November 10, 2006

WOXY.com’s “Lounge Acts” podcast featuring The Teenage Prayers is now available for free download. The podcast subscription information can be found at www.woxy.com/music/loungeacts or by searching for “woxy.com” at the iTunes Music Store.

The Teenage Prayers performed at WOXY.com studios on October 25th, 2006 as part of the WOXY.com “Lounge Acts” concert series. WOXY.com also presented the Teenage Prayers’ Dayton, Ohio, concert at the Canal Street Tavern later that same day.

The podcast features all new, unreleased material, much of which will be featured on the Teenage Prayers forthcoming second album, due in early 2007.

Hotspur Tops Charts

October 13, 2006

DC-Based musicians Hotspur named #1 Unsigned Band on PureVolume.com

Just one month after the independent release of their infectious debut album “Beta, ” DC-based power-pop group Hotspur is starting to turn heads:

#1 Unsigned Artist on PureVolume

#1 Most Downloaded song on PureVolume “Young and Reckless”

  • A strong MySpace following of almost 13,000 fans

    #1 on Myspace charts (Power-pop, DC)

  • Consistently in the Top 5 on Myspace Rock Charts (MD & DC)

    After naming them one of the 4 Top Unsigned bands at this years SXSW
    festival, Kings of A&R recently featured Hotspur again, this time in support of their new album. Check ’em.

  • Andy Bowen D&A Hip Hip Hop

    August 15, 2006

    Andy Bowen’s “D&A: Mix Tape” (feat. Danny Arellano) could be the best of the best of any genre. That’s a lot coming from me, since I’ve never claimed to be a queen of Rap/Hip Hop. Bowen took a sampling of his songs (reported to total more than 800) and came up with a hefty 19 for this CD. And he although he dared me to in the first song, I never found a cliche.

    This guy’s range – and intelligence – is daunting. I want to call this Hip Hop for the Head, but that dismisses the way his words touch the heart. I risk getting all trite myself, but these songs literally had me laughing or crying or both.

    Bowen’s ability to spin between sexual, political and spiritual spheres is impressive. “Kama Sutra” should tip you off that things are gonna get a little nasty in here, but you don’t expect the humor that he blends in with the testosterone rhyme.

    “Go BIG or Go Home (Live to Skate)” is an anthem for everyone who indulges in extreme behavior on wheels, whether 2, 4, 8 or more, and would make a perfect X Games theme. Who among us – who has gone way too fast and way too far – can’t relate to the advice: “Pre-order them veneers / cause teeth is souveniers.”?

    And yeah, until you’ve heard “Grand Junction” in the lyrics of a Hip Hop tune you just don’t know the variety of flavors the genre has to offer – cowboy dip apparently being one of them.

    I can’t write a tenth of what I want to say about this collection and have it fit in the paper. There’s no posing. No cliches. No gangsta. No misogyny. No hatred. Andy Bowen just drops rhymes like this:

    “Mister Bush, my grandfather
    pulled your father
    out the water,
    did you bother
    to thank him for your life?
    Now try and fucking swallow.”

    What can I say, other than thank you for the music and the meaning? Visit Andy’s Myspace and download everything you can.

    Las Vegas, NV ~ August 4, 2006 ~ “The Chain” has leaped to # 37 in its 4th week on the ACQB Singles Charts and is becoming a hit with fans and radio stations.

    JAK PARIS shot from obscurity to recognition with the release of his debut album Electric Revolution on March 28, 2006. The release of his first single N.B.D. (Not Back Down) put JAK PARIS in the public eye as it received airplay on Modern Rock and Hot AC radio. The music video received national publicity on television and print media as well as MTV On Demand, reaching an audience of over 10 million.

    “The Chain”, a modern version of Fleetwood Mac’s mega hit, is a collaboration between alt rocker JAK PARIS and actress Scarlett Pomers (REBA) to bring attention to her charity Arch-Angels, a dedicated fund within the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), to support the ongoing efforts to raise awareness and funds for education, advocacy, and research. The result of the collaboration is a rock ‘n’ roll single in the truest sense with cross over appeal that will surely position their second single.

    You can purchase “The Chain” at itunes.com with proceeds to benefit the National Eating Disorders Association. You can also buy the full CD, Electric Revolution, @ amazon.com, cdbaby.com, towerrecords.com, http://www.jakparis.com, and everywhere downloads are sold.

    Uh – go there now! I know you rock, so I’m not writing anything else down here. Go! Thank you!

    Headman to Hit Streets

    August 6, 2006

    “…Finally the long awaited 2nd HEADMAN album will be released end of October 2006.”

    His remixes in 2005: FRANZ FERDINAND , ROSKOPP, YELLO, ANNIE, MYLO, ROXY MUSIC, SCISSOR SISTERS, THE OTHERS…

    His new album includes vocals from the lead singers of THE RAPTURE, RADIO 4, THE BOOKS and even EROL ALKAN from TRASH. The first single ROH will feature Stephan Dweale from SOULWAX and a remix by PLAYGROUP.

    Keep your eyes open for a review as soon as this is in my hot little hands … err, ears. Soon!

    Hoxman: Sparkling electronica with a universal feel new at Magnatune.com.

    “Recording under the project name “Hoxman,” Xavier Regent says that his
    goal with his music is to create a “world of origin,” an idyllic place
    where his imagination can run wild and one that reflects his best hopes
    for humanity. Syntheses of Five is a lilting and definitely utopian album
    full of lovely loops and sonic landscapes adorned with just the right
    touch of vocal samples and spoken snippets. Regent’s music is mostly
    instrumental, and has just the right combination of energy and flow to
    make it great music for working, studying, cooking, or anything other
    activity for which you need to stay busy and relaxed at the same time.”

    Mucho thanks to Shannon at Magnatune who never fails to keep me informed on the latest in new indie music.

    Days Away From Life

    July 21, 2006

    Life of Riley: “Days Away From Life”
    Kikstart Records Release: August 22

    The debut CD, “Days Away From Life” from Kikstart Records’ LIFE OF RILEY will be released on August 22 through Alliant/Koch Distribution (to hear the music go to www.lifeofrileyonline.com.)

    LOR’s repertoire showcases rock selections that run the gamut of heartfelt emotions. Their hard-rocking music evinces quality musicianship with their use of dual guitar leads and a solid rhythm section (think Switchfoot meets Chevelle). Cassidy Campbell’s vocals are distinctive and project a sense of true passion and urgency. Life of Riley is anchored by brothers Cassidy and Brice Campbell on vocals and guitar. The quartet also includes life-long friend, guitarist Barry Ochsner, and rounding out LOR is drummer Joel Killingsworth.

    Lost in the crowd at MySpace?
    Try a place you may actually be
    seen and heard!

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