Musician and Actor Michael Malarkey share New Single "Graveracer"

The first offering and title track from upcoming second full length album, due for Release on 10th January.
Multi-talented singer-songwriter-actor Michael Malarkey renders another brooding deep cut with new single "Graveracer", the first offering and title track from Michael’s upcoming second full length album, due for release on 10th January 2020 via Cap on Kat/Kartel. 





Best known as the charismatic Enzo in the CW’s television series "The Vampire Diaries" and Captain Michael Quinn in Robert Zemeckis’ executively produced "Project Blue Book" for History. The British-American talent has simultaneously cultivated a body of work that established him as a distinctive and captivating crossover talent, winning over audiences in both the music and acting arenas.

Written in 2018 between Puerto Rico and Vancouver whilst Michael was working on both the 50 Cent-produced crime drama "The Oath" and "Project Blue Book", during a time of physical and emotional turbulence – Michael, the cast and crew were evacuated from Puerto Rico during the build-up of Hurricane Maria – an experience that has bled into the artist’s lyrical imagery through the record, perfectly depicting the tense feelings coming from the fragile balance of work and home.

“During the time I was working on the record, I escaped two hurricanes - as well as a third, I suppose, my own personal one. This record is my Odyssey in a way. It’s the journey back home after being ravaged in the seas of your own mind and finding the strength to carry on after the storm. I was left with a feeling of freedom and I found it through these songs. The opening track to the record, ‘Graveracer’, is the hearthstone of this journey. The road may be dark, but the night is full of stars” reveals Michael.


Recorded at Tesla Studios in Sheffield, UK and produced by Michael and dark-folk maverick singer-songwriter A.A. Williams, "Graveracer" is a visceral body of work and a masterful culmination of the last few years of Michael’s musical development, drawing together the strength of his unique live performances and influences in what is one of the most captivating releases of the year.
Previously releases, including the debut album "Mongrels", have seen support across respected international publications including Metro, Billboard, Classic Rock and The Guardian. With a new album on the way, a headline European tour and a new season of "Project Blue Book" airing in the UK in Winter 2020, Michael is set to make his mark as one of the most inspiring artists of his generation.

Michael has announced an extensive European headline tour. Check the dates below!

Jan 11 @ Cafe La Danse (Paris, FR)
Jan 13 @ Zappa (Antwerp, BEL)
Jan 14 @ Melkweg (Amsterdam, NL)
Jan 15 @ Luxor (Cologne, DE)
Jan 17 @ Little Vega (Copenhagen, DK)
Jan 18 @ Nalen Klubb (Stockholm, SE)
Jan 19 @ Parkeateret (Oslo, NO)
Jan 21 @ Nochtspeicher (Hamburg,DE)
Jan 22 @ Das Bett (Frankfurt, DE)
Jan 23 @ Bi Nuu (Berlin, DE)
Jan 24 @ Proxima (Warsaw, PL)
Jan 25 @ Roxy (Prague, CZ)
Jan 27 @ Durer Kert (Budapest, HU)
Jan 28 @ Orpheum (Graz, AT)
Jan 29 @ Randal Club (Bratislava, SK)
Jan 31 @ Gate (Milan, IT)
Feb 01 @ Strom (Munich, DE)
Feb 03 @ Caribbean Club (Kiev, UA)
Feb 05 @ 16 Tons (Moscow, RU)
Feb 06 @ The Place (St Petersburg, RU)
Feb 07 @ Antiga Fabrica Estrella Damm (Barcelona, ES)
Feb 08 @ Moby Dick (Madrid,ES)



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AWOLNATION RELEASE "CALIFORNIA HALO BLUES" / "DRIVE"
Following the excitement and enthusiasm surrounding the launch of the fastest growing song at Alternative Radio - “The Best” - the first single off their upcoming album, AWOLNATION has readied even more new music for fans from their forthcoming release. The latest is a new song “California Halo Blue” out everywhere now via Better Noise Music.

The song, from the approaching new album that Aaron Bruno has been concocting over the past year, is one that personally means a lot to the artist. It was conceptualized and born out of a heavy and personal experience in late 2018. Amidst the tragic California fires of 2018, an occurrence now all too frequent, the Woolsey fire tore through Bruno's hometown and surrounding areas almost exactly one year ago.

While the fires rapidly spread, he was out on tour and couldn’t get home if he tried, only able to be on the phone with his wife while she packed up what she could, before evacuating with their dogs in tow. Though he and his family were some of the more fortunate ones, losing a recording studio and all the gear in it as flames burned through the property, their home was miraculously sparred. “I'm extremely lucky and grateful” he says. 



 

And she said
I packed the car and grabbed the dogs and packed up plenty of food
Don’t Worry
And grabbed your journals, grabbed your soul and packed your favorite shoes
- “California Halo Blue”

That date, and the ones leading up to it, inspired the anthemic new release, with the song playing out like a journal entry of the day. The title and some of the lyrics were influenced by something Bruno was thinking about during those moments. “I kind of had this hopeful fantasy in my head visualizing there being a halo around California made of water, and that it could put out the fires” he explains of “California Halo Blue”.

The accompanying music video, directed by Ravi Dhar, is an ethereal re-telling of the artist’s experience that inspired the song. It features footage from firefighters themselves who have helped to combat the fires and save so many lives. Bruno hopes to also bring a spotlight to the first responders who do so much for communities effected by wildfires and other tragedies. See below for some organizations where support can be given to firefighters and their families dealing with loss.

https://firefamilyfoundation.org
https://www.wodff.org
https://supportlafd.org

The B-Side of “California Halo Blue” is a cover of a classic song by The Cars, “Drive”.  While recorded well before the passing of Ric Ocasek, it now takes on a new meaning and helps to pay tribute to the amazing songwriter, artist, and producer that Ocasek was.

AWOLNATION’s cover of “Drive” is the result of a long-held desire of Bruno to try out his own version of the song. A record that whenever it came on, infatuated him, he knew one day he would try recording his own version. “It has a little bit of an 80’s/90’s hip hop beat in it” he says of the cover, an era of the genre that he grew up on and continues to love. “It’s really just me putting my own little spin on a song I always treasured, and at the same time now paying respect to Ric, Benjamin Orr and The Cars as well”.

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San Francisco Bay Area based electronic musician Rich Brodsky, aka Atomic Skunk, will release his first full length album in over eight years entitled Base Camp on June 21, 2019. The album will feature 9 all new original tracks of Atomic Skunk’s unique "Intuitive Ambient Space Music for the Heart, Mind and Soul." Base Camp is Brodsky's fourth full length album, following on the heels of his first three critically acclaimed releases, Binary Scenes, Portal and Alchemy.

Atomic Skunk made a splash on the ambient electronic scene in 2009 with the release of Binary Scenes, garnering high praise from electronic music fans, bloggers and ambient music stalwarts such as Hearts of Space producer, Stephen Hill and Echoes Radio producer, John Dilberto, who described the music as "note perfect ambient, full of mood, unusual dreamstate shifts and psychedelic edges." Echoes Radio listeners voted Binary Scenes one of the "Top 200 CDs of the last 20 Years." Portal was a featured album on numerous, legendary ambient music radio programs such as Hearts of Space, Echoes Radio, SOMA FM, Musical Starstreams and Radioio Ambient. Echoes Radio listeners voted it into the Top 25 for the "2010 Best of Echoes Radio" listeners poll, while the staff of Echoes Radio featured Portal as one of their "25 Essential Echoes CDs for 2010."

Like Portal and Alchemy, Base Camp will be released on all major platforms, but a "gapless" version of the album (each track flows into the next) will be available only at https://atomicskunk.bandcamp.com. There will also be a very limited edition 6-Panel Digipak CD with artwork by Michal Karcz available. Pre-orders begin June 7 with a release date of June 21, 2019.

TRACK LISTING

Base Camp
Astrolabe
Earth OG
Ecosystem
Owl
Spiderwood
Lion
Lunar OG
Woodberry Train

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Rising RetroFuturist synth and electronic artist C Z A R I N A has released her latest spacewave and dreamwave ballad entitled "Til the Last Star" to welcome summer. Accompanied by atmospheric synths and orchestral arrangements simulating the journey through outer space, C Z A R I N A reels listeners in a Sci-Fi-inspired, trance-like dreamscape in her most vulnerable performance and personal testament about the epic lifelong journey one would traverse for love. "Til the Last Star" is now available for streaming and download in digital platforms worldwide.

Written, composed, performed and produced by C Z A R I N A (aka Vero Faye Kitsune), "Til the Last Star" poignantly talks about love as the true paramount choice through life's journey. "Many of us are driven by ambition and goals while in search of one's self. We often forget that at the end, all that matters is our ability to give and accept fearless, dauntless love," explains the artist, who herself had found tremendous success for many years as a fashion mogul, prior to her return to music and fully embarking upon uncharted territories towards self-discovery.


Before C Z A R I N A, Vero Faye Kitsune spent her time as the full time creative director and founder of the famed footwear and accessory brand, IVY KIRZHNER NEW YORK. With a design aesthetic true to her own notoriously unapologetic rock-and-roll persona, her footwear collection became a global success, with a long list of celebrity clientele including Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Kesha, Lily Collins, Cassie, Jamie Chung and Tori Kelly. Her line was also stocked at specialty retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom Salon, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Intermix, Harvey Nichols London and Printemps Paris. With the paramount accomplishment of her company, C Z A R I N A decided to venture back into music and form a sound that is a true reflection of her dynamic skillset as a creative professional. On November 11, 2018, her critically-acclaimed debut LP, Painted Holograms, was released and had earned her a spot in several Best of 2018 lists, including Music Connection Magazine's Hot 100 Independent Artists of 2018. C Z A R I N A blurs the lines between retro and modern, along with vivid and colorful lyricism, sonic guitars, heartfelt melodies and vocal hooks which are all signature to a soundscape that is truly her own. Her trademark persona has garnered attention from publications including Guitar Girl Magazine, Dark Beauty Magazine, She Bops and Iron Skullet Synthwave. The latter praised C Z A R I N A's masterwork debut LP, Painted Holograms, as "a remarkable creation at a critical moment in synthwave's history... She may very well be the first synthwave rockstar."

pic by Deadly Kawaii


To keep up with C Z A R I N A and her evolving musical projects, visit CzarinaOfficial.com and Instagram @Czarinaofficial.

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Music: http://soundcloud.com/…/c-z-a-r-i-n-a-til-the-last-…/s-Fhq7S




Neil Young / Crazy Horse: Colorado (Warner)

Colorado is Neil Young’s first album with longtime band Crazy Horse in seven years, following 2012’s Psychedelic Pill. The LP was recorded mostly live in studio and co-produced by Young and John Hanlon. In addition to the new album, Young released a making-of documentary titled Mountaintop. The film captures the band laying down Colorado in—where else?—Colorado.

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Beyond the columns of Hercules, in search of a new moon, Vicenza Jazz 2019

Vicenza Jazz its XXIV Edition started on the 09 until May 19, 2019, with the title "Beyond the columns of Hercules, in search of a new moon". The first appointment in Thiene at the Auditorium Fonato on May 09 an excellent start with Claudio Fasoli and his "Inner Sounds". A jazz player with a very solid and at the same time innovative, known in Italy, Europe and the world, two of his unforgettable albums "Land" and "Bodies". Claudio and six other musicians on stage, excellent the duet between Claudio Fasoli with his tenor saxophone and Gianluca Carollo with his trumpet. A concert with many emotions and full of energy and plenty of space given to all members of the group. Not to be forgotten is that Claudio Fasoli is one of the founders of the progressive fusion group Perigeo. 



On May 10th at the Teatro Comunale in Vicenza with Chucho Valdès and his Jazz Batà from Cuba. Making a mixture of fusion, jazz, Cuban music and an excellent greedy of Latin rhythms. A formidable combination that has unleashed its rhythm throughout the theatre, impossible not to get the desire to move and to dance. I would say that the piano by Chucho Valdès is unique and that it will remain in your heart even after the concert is over and you return home. Big applause to this pianist from Cuba who replaced the drummers with the Batà.
Now a concert that would have filled the whole Piazza Dei Signori but for the rain, it was performed at the Teatro Comunale on May 11, I'm talking about Roy Paci & Aretuska. The Sicilian group that has made an excellent mixture of ska which makes part of their name, to the swing from Caribbean influences and never ignoring their origins. It was a great music festival that put wings to the feet of the whole theatre with many fans in front of the stage dancing. It would have been the biggest reunion of this Vicenza Jazz event had it not been for the rain, thanks to their musical genre that touches many people. 




First date in our beautiful Olympic Theater with Uri Caine Trio, all from the United States, entitled Calibrated Thickness, the homonymous CD released in 2016, this on May 12th. The master on the piano who provided proof of his extensive skills as a leader and composer, unmatched by two other talented players, Mark Helias on the bass and Clarence Penn on drums. Uri Caine has delighted us with his music many times in Vicenza Jazz in the past and has never repeated himself.
May 13 brings us to the Theater Comunale with Peter Erskine & The Dr. Um Band. He touched the vertexes in jazz fusion with Weather Report with five albums, and then with Steps Ahead. He already has two albums released with his The Dr. Um Band in here he gave us a very good essay of his band.

A quick jump to the Bar Borsa to listen to Dejan Terzic and his group "Axiom", the eponymous CD released in 2016. You can define then as a supergroup with Chris Speed on sax, with Bojan Z on the piano known to us with his participation with Paolo Fresu, and then Matt Penman on the bass, and let's not forget Dejan Terzic on his drummers. Their excursion is excellent, to be seen again.
Let's go back to the Teatro Olimpico with Paolo Fresu on May 14th, with just two solos, during the whole concert, an unforgettable concert. With his trumpet, very long and fascinating notes, and lighting changes that have exalted the beauty of the Olympic Theater. A concert that can be repeated in no other place outside than of the Teatro Olimpico.




Mauro Ottolini & Fabrizio Bosso with their project "Storyville Story" on May 15th at the Teatro Comunale, a return to jazz from New Orleans by the great composers of that era such as Louis Armstrong and orchestras like the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, all based on African American. The excellent arrangement by Mauro Ottolini, and then the pleasant and warm voice of Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke, completed the circle of this music that created modern jazz.
We have arrived on the May 16 with two concerts at the Olympic Theater, the first with the Israeli Shai Maestro Trio, which is on his fifth album "The Dream Thief". It is a mixture of jazz styles to the classic Middle Eastern to Eastern Europe, so many different elements that make him unique. 


The second part of the evening is with Ambrose Akinmusire & David Virelles, together for the first time two different musicians but at the same time perfectly glued together. Ambrose born in California and studied in the most prestigious schools in the United States and winner of the Thelonious Monk Internation Jazz Competition in 2007. While David was born in Cuba and played with Steve Coleman, Chris Potter and Mark Turner. A good duo blending together with an expression, to say the least unique. 




On 17 May, before the main concerts at the terrace of the Teatro Comunale, were D.O.V.E. themselves, an interesting a group that has joined the vibraphone and the organ, a beautiful combination.
An evening full of music with three performances, the first with her bass, Federica Michisanti Horn Trio. Federica introduces herself with a trumpet player and a saxophonist to give us sago of her album Silent Rides released in 2018.
It's time for Franco D’Andrea and his New Things which are a trio with piano, trumpet and guitar, all Italian jazzmen. The mastery of D’Andrea is well captured by the public very careful for all this new music.
To finish this unique evening, the Lydian Sound Orchestra feat. Ambrose Akinmusire, directed by Riccardo Brazzale. Ambrose under the energetic direction of Brazzale gave the best of himself, the charming voice of Vivan Grillo has left its mark. What a trip to music this well organized and performed evening.


Great date of all free music that of May 18 with Enrico Rava, Michel Portal, Ernest Reijseger and Andrew Cyrille with their Free Connection at the Olympic Theater. Four masters of their instruments and improvisation, an unrepeatable concert, when will we still have an occasion of this kind? Ending up at the Bar Borsa for the Jam The session, with Paolo Birro leaving the piano to go on drums, a beautiful end of the evening.
On May 19th closes the Jazz in Vicenza with the Spanish Jorge Rossy with four groups from the Pedrollo Clinic Ensemble school well directed by Jorge with his vibraphone.




Jorge Rossy takes up his favourite instrument, the drums that gave them fame and satisfaction playing with Brad Mehldau for ten years, then with Chick Corea, Joe Lovano, Lee Konitz and Mark Turner to just say a few. He joins Pietro Tonolo with his tribute to Lennie's Pennies, one hundred years of his birth. Playing also songs by pianists Herbie Nichols, all without the piano, a testimony of the cd simply titled Lennie’s Pennies released in 2006. His sax that makes all the notes of the songs of Pennies piano, excellent interpretation.
What awaits us for the next year of Vicenza Jazz? Surely fabulous musicians, as always, look forward to 2020. 




Article and photos by Cesare Greselin




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Mauro Ottolini & Fabrizio Bosso
Roy Paci & Aretuska
Franco D'Andrea
Chucho Valdes
Erico Rava, Michel Portel, Ernst Reijserger, Andrew Cyrille
Claudio Fasoli
Maestro Shai
Federica Michisanti
Ambrose Akinmusire
Axiom





Award-winning blues rock band THE FLUFFY JACKETS are back with a new album 'Something from Nothing' and a 2 hours documentary film featuring Manny Charlton (Nazareth) and as special guest Neil Murray (Whitesnake).

The 9 new tracks on 'Something from Nothing' are “all killer, no filler”, as the saying goes. Five originals and four covers make up this album, showcasing a tribute to Glen Campbell’s “Better Place” (featuring Alison Cooper) and a new single/music video for “Everything must change” and can be viewed here: 



The documentary was filmed over a three-year period in Spain, Scotland, England and Norway and shows the band making 'Something from Nothing' with producer Manny Charlton. The two-hour documentary film also highlights THE FLUFFY JACKETS history along with exclusive interviews, live performances and four new music videos. Bonus material include retrospective interviews with special guests Neil Murray (Whitesnake), Manny Charlton (Nazareth) and up-close inspection of guitars and amplifiers including a Gibson Flying V guitar previously used to record the Nazareth albums Play’N the Game (1976) and Expect No Mercy (1977).

A video preview of the documentary film is available here: https://youtu.be/mxqz97JMzNA

The Fluffy Jackets’ lead singer Helge Rognstad comments "It has been a privilege to work with Manny Charlton in the studio. His knowledge of creating unique arrangements has made this our most professional release to date. I am also pleased that we managed to capture everything on video, as I think the interviews will have historic significance for years to come".

Manny Charlton, who also collaborated with The Fluffy Jackets on their 2014 debut Fighting Demons says: "Helge and myself did four songs together at Sun Studio in Memphis. They turned out really great and we got on good as friends and we work well together, so we decided to do it again. So, here we are: the second album".

Digital Release with Bonus tracks
The digital album release will include two bonus tracks: a cover of Johnny Cash's "Hey Porter" and a radio edit of "Everything Must Change".

The Fluffy Jackets feat. Manny Charlton - Something from Nothing
Something from Nothing will be released as a limited-edition Digipack (CD & DVD release) via Cargo Records UK. The album will also be available on all digital outlets including iTunes, Deezer, Spotify, YouTube, Google Play Music and Amazon and will be available on the 16th of August.

The track listing is as follows

Disc 1: The Album (CD):

1. Better place (duet with Alison Cooper)
2. Give me something
3. Everything must change
4. John the revelator
5. Welcome to the shoot-them-up
6. Tongues wag
7. Wrong before
8. Heaven only knows
9. 44 blues

Disc 2: The Documentary (DVD):

1. “Something from Nothing” movie trailer
2. The start of The Fluffy Jackets
3. Hey Porter (music video)
4. The first releases: “2007 EP” & “Fighting Demons”
5. Creating “Something from Nothing” at Madmento Studio, Spain.
6. Everything must change (music video: Alternate Radio Edit)
7. Manny’s Dobro used on 'Vicky' & 'Give me Something'
8. Give me something (music video: Alternate Radio Edit)
9. The left of the rack: studio equipment
10. Manny Charlton’s guitars
11. Manny’s pedal show
12. Helge’s guitars
13. Gibson Flying V featurette
14. Helge’s pedals and amplifiers
15. Manny Charlton (Nazareth) interview, pt. 1
16. Manny Charlton (Nazareth) interview, pt. 2
17. Neil Murray (Whitesnake, Snakecharmer) interview
18. Manny & ‘The Big 3’ (Les Paul, Stratocaster & Telecaster guitars)
19. Let’s do it again (outtakes)
20. Better Place: Credits (music video feat. Alison Cooper)

MUSICIANS APPEARING ON ‘SOMETHING FROM NOTHING’

The Fluffy Jackets (band)

Helge Rognstad - guitars & vocals
Manny Charlton - guitars, dobro and backing vocals
Jerry Bessent - bass
Nick Rhodes - drums

Special guests

Alison Cooper - vocals (solo artist)
Neil Murray - bass (Whitesnake, Snakecharmer)
Charly Rivera - bass (Manny Charlton Band Spain)
Manuel Reyes - drums (Manny Charlton Band Spain)
Steve Froese - drums (Manny Charlton Band USA)

About: The Fluffy Jackets first appeared on the London scene with a self-titled EP in 2007, but it was not until 2014 that they made a dent in the charts with the debut album «Fighting Demons». Recorded at the legendary Sun Studio by multiple Grammy Award winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang, the outing won the Blues Hour's «Best Studio Album of the Year» award and also earned the band their first international hit in «Why Don’t You Smile». The slow blues was made particularly memorable for featuring a sizzling guitar solo from Nazareth guitar legend Manny Charlton, backed up by bassist Neil Murray (Whitesnake) and Jerry Lee Lewis' drummer Rob Hall (The Killer Band). The band has just completed the anticipated follow-up. Released by Cargo Records UK, "Something from Nothing" will be available as a limited Digipack consisting of a nine track CD album and a two-hour DVD documentary film.

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URIAH HEEP keyboard man PHIL LANZON (GRAND PRIX, JOHN LAWTON, SWEET) has announced the release of his brand new solo album ‘48 Seconds‘, on August 2nd, 2019 via Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK. LANZON joined URIAH HEEP by replacing JOHN SINCLAIR.

The album is available from Musicglue.com/phil-lanzon and phillanzon.com also distributed on Cargo Records UK from 2nd August. Available on CD, double gatefold coloured vinyl and all digital outlets soon to be published.

Track list:

1. Azura's Theme (Instrumental)
2. In The Rain
3. Forty Line
4. Rock N Roll Children
5. Blue Mountain
6. Look At The Time
7. Road To London
8. You Can Make A Living
9. Face To Face
10. 48 Seconds

All songs written by Phil Lanzon. Produced and mixed by Simon Hanhart. Arranged by Richard Cottle. Co-produced by Phil Lanzon. Cover painting and all artwork by Michael Cheval.



Line Up:

Phil Lanzon - Keys and lead vocals (Uriah Heep, Grand Prix, John Lawton, Sweet)
John Mitchell - Lead vocals  (Arena, Frost, Kino, It Bites)
Andy Makin - Lead vocals
Richard Cottle - Additional keys, Saxes (Charlie, Keats, Alan Parsons Project, John Parr)
Neal Wilkinson - Drums
Adam Goldsmith - Guitar
Mick O'Donohue - Giutar
Miriam Grey - Lead vocals, background vocals
Phoebe Street, Andy Caine, Andy Playfoot - Background vocals
Tom Walsh - Trumpets
Clare Mcinerney - Saxes
Neil Sidwell - Trombones
Chris Haigh - Violin solo
Richard Harwood - Cello solo
Levine Andrade - Viola solo
London Telefilmonic Orchestra - Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

As with his first album Phil has teamed up with producer Simon Hanhart and arranger Richard Cottle. With his love of film score he has created a sometimes cinematic backdrop to his songs enabling drama and emotion to fly hand in hand. With a journey from orchestral instrumental to hard rock, from ballad to the epic title track 48 seconds which commemorates the 1906 earthquake of San Francisco, the listener is in for a treat.

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BRUDSTOCK 22nd edition 2019

From the 12th to the 14th July 2019 in Vigonovo di Fontanafredda, Pordenone close to Aviano, there will be the 22nd edition of Brudstock. To reflect the unique concert in ’69 from Max Yasgur’s farm in White Lake, N.Y. at WOODSTOCK to BRUDSTOCK, to celebrate 50 years from that incredible event, with 3 Days of Love, Peace & Music! Ask for the “Agriturismo e Pesca Sportiva Le Orzaie”, you will find many signals indicating you to Brudstock. You can fish all day long because there is a lake full of fish just waiting for you. It’s ideal for families and friends because you can camp out with your tent or camper, you will find showers, food, and drinks, with many stands distributed in the Brudstock area with kitchen and also the Agriturismo that has all kind of specialties that can satisfy your flavors and tastes.  


      
Start off on the 12 July at 20.00pm with “Southland Country Band”, with a mixture of country rock to folk rock. Next on stage will be  “X-Hero” with their original rock classic, they have just done a reunion after many years just for the fans of Brudstock which made their energy come back to life. Then all the way from the UK the “Animals And Friends”, with John Steel their original drummer and Mick Gallagher who played with the Animals in 1965 and with The Clash. Their songs will bring you back to the late 60’ with “House Of The Rising Sun”, “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place”, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” and many others, a concert that cannot be miss!  To finish the night with a very good guitarist “Fabio Stevie Ulliana & Off Limits Band”  that will dilate your ears with songs from Gary Moore to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Carlos Santana, what a night!  


   
The 13th July always at 20.00pm “Chei Dei Creedence” cover band of the great American group that was at Woodstock “Creedence Clearwater Revival ”.  To follow “Whoresnake” cover band of dear “David Coverdale’s Whitesnake” All the way from England “Leaf Hound” with the incredible voice of Peter French. Peter has sung with Atomic Rooster and Cactus, two of the greatest Progressive Rock band ever. Leaf Hound is a British rock band born in the late 60, and through the years have always kept a very high standard of their music, if you haven’t ever heard them do it, they are amazing.  To end off this great evening of great music we have “Breakfast In Dead” tribute band of “Grateful Dead” with that psychedelic music that moved America for many years. 

The third day 14th July will start at 17.00pm with the contest of young bands that have to be under the age of 24, each band can play one of their own songs and two from Woodstock, the winner will have a big unique surprise on stage. To change a little the atmosphere we have “Rebellions” a group that does reggae and are presenting the first cd with this name. Then all the way from the States…B.O.E. (Bored Of Education), which are five American teachers that are at the base of Aviano, with their all music from the 60’ and 70’. Then there’s “Stone Cold” that play songs of Black Crows and Gov’t Mule. Then from London “Clearwater Creedence Revival” that the best cover of our Creedence Clearwater Revival.      



For all 3 days, you can admire the Motor Show, of Epic cars, motorcycles, Vespe, and trucks from the ‘70ties. To make a sweet but maybe sawyer list of what you have missed in the past years. There have been many big artists, like “Atomic Rooster”, “Canned Heat” and ones again Leo Lyons with his band “Hundred Seventy Split”. In 2016 “The Band Of Friend” from the UK, which is a celebration to Rory Gallagher and every guitarist knows who he was. They are not a cover band, because Gerry McAvoy is the original bass player, he played for 20 years with Rory.  Then there was Ted McKenna (R.I.P.) on drums, he played with Rory for 5 years. Then again there was “Clive Bunker” drummer of “Jethro Tull”, “Bernie Marsden” guitarist of “Whitesnake” and also “The Animals And Friends”. In 2014 there was “Ian Paice”, drummer of “Deep Purple” and “Leo Lyons” bass player of “Ten Years After”.  Back in 2013, they had “Ken Kensley” keyboard player, guitarist and also the singer of “Uriah Heep”, and in 2012 there was “Clive Bunker” drummer of “Jethro Tull”, not bad, hey. Luckily Bruno Dotta decided to do Brudstock even this year and we all thank him because my dear friend this would not take place without him, his man that makes this all happen. A big round of applause to Bruno for his effects in all these years, thank you. Not to forget that all around the concert area there will be stands of handmade and not, products reflecting on the epic years of 69’ of “WOODSTOCK” see you all there. For more information and directions check out the site www.brudstock.it cheers. Cost for one day €5,00, subscription for 3 days €10,00.



                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                       
Article and pictures By Cesare Greselin.



KIRA ALEXI Releases 'BLISS' EP.

Breakout Single & Video 'STOLEN' Produced by Alternative Legends OINGO BOINGO's JOHN AVILA & Powered by Promotion Juggernaut INDIEPOWER & INDIE ICONS.

Kira Alexi is an alternative rock American/Filipino singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Kira took a leap of faith and moved to Los Angeles at age 16 to pursue a career in music. Her music has been noted for her ethereal vocals, complex harmonies and introspective lyrics.

Kira's unique sound is accomplished with the help of her band consisting of international musicians & collaborators, featuring from Mexico, Aldo Vidal on Lead Guitar, Enrique Gomez on Drums and from Ecuador, Juano Argüello on Bass. The new EP 'Bliss' was produced by John Avila, former bassist of alternative legends OINGO BOINGO, who brought his Hispanic & world traveling background to making the music worldly & vibrant.

Her music reflects her strength through adversity in hopes of resonating in the hearts of others. Kira's influences are Paramore, Flyleaf, Three Days Grace, From Indian Lakes, & Jeff Buckley. Watch her recent interview on IndiePower TV: https://youtu.be/C4GYOqFxgAo

"I was taken aback," Kira explains, "on seeing girls like Amy of EVANESCENCE & Hayley of PARAMORE rock out with so much conviction and being in control, it inspired me to do it myself & fully express what was inside of me".

Working with 'Indie Icon' Jay Warsinske, founder of INDIEPOWER, with 45 years of helping develop & launch hundreds of popular bands & artists break (WARPED Tour, Ramones, U2, Blink-182, Paramore, twentyone pilots, No Doubt, Sublime, Nirvana, many more) is helping Kira grow her music reaching more music lovers. "In Kira's music", states Jay, "I see a real artist, pouring her soul out in her songs & it's going to impact listeners in a deep way like the greats have!"

Kira Alexi are already confirmed for NAMM SHOW sessions, GRAMMY Showcases, IES – the INDIE ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT (IESfest.com) and many more great performances & appearances in a busy 2019. Kira's debut EP "Bliss" is available now on Amazon https://amzn.to/2GbKb7Z, Spotify & iTunes. Focus tracks are lead single 'Stolen', 'Ghosts' & 'Life Raft'. Audio & video links below.



STOLEN Music Video https://www.youtube.com/results…
STOLEN Lyric Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feJjSD_1Fv4
Acoustic 'STOLEN' Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zuXyS9xi7g
Acoustic 'Ghosts' Video: https://bit.ly/2DZ4R03 LIFE RAFT audio: https://bit.ly/2zEFv4q
Soundcloud Link to Single "Stolen" https://soundcloud.com/kiraalexi/02-stolen
Soundcloud Link to 'Bliss' EP https://soundcloud.com/kiraalexi/sets/bliss-ep
Spotify Artist Link https://spoti.fi/2KXU1cl Spotify Album Link https://spoti.fi/2Qeu4Lv

Visit KIRA ALEXI's website at www.KiraAlexi.com