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THE CLASSIC CRIME Announce New Album How To Be Human, Out April 20 via BC Music

classiccrimeFive years have passed since THE CLASSIC CRIME released their highly acclaimed album Phoenix, and now the Seattle rock group is back to unleash their fifth studio album, How To Be Human (Out April 28 via BC Music).  The album was completely funded via Kickstarter, with over 2,500 backers, tripling the original goal. Album pre-orders begin on March 20 via PledgeMusic.

“My goals for every album is to push the boundaries a bit,” explains lead singer-songwriter Matt MacDonald, “When we started playing together back in 2003, our influences (wide as they were) were pretty apparent. With each record we’ve tried to go some place different, to incorporate different styles while maintaining core structure and textures.”

In the meantime the band is excited announce their ‘How To Be Human’ Tour, kicking off in April year and leading into May. Opening bands on the 12 date tour will include Matt & Toby and CIVILIAN.

How To Be Human contains The Classic Crime’s most mature body of work yet, featuring 12 tracks of pure indie rock in the stylings of Death Cab For Cutie meets Motion City Soundtrack. Working with longtime producer and mixer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Albatross, The Silver Cord, Vagabonds), the band was able to challenge themselves, exploring a “happy to be here” songwriting style, while feeling at home with Baskette’s ability to try new recording techniques and cement the The Classic Crime’s signature tight drum work and guitar layering. “Control and comfort will always reel us back in some,” MacDonald explains, “But I like to cast out as far as I can to see if we can catch something good.”

The Classic Crime is Matt MacDonald (vocals & guitar), Robbie Negrin (guitar), Skip Erickson (drums), and Alan Clark (bass).

THE CLASSIC CRIME
TOUR DATES

w/ Matt & Toby and CIVILIAN
April 27 – Seattle, WA – Neumos*
May 04 – Nashville, TN – The End
May 05 – Cincinnati, OH – Mad Frog
May 06 – Columbus, OH – Steadfast Festival
May 07 – New York, NY – Blackthorn 51
May 09 – Hartford, CT – The Space
May 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
May 11 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
May 13 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey
May 14 – Miami, FL – Churchills
May 15 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
May 17 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl @ Centerstage

*Without CIVILIAN

AIW presents GIRLS NIGHT OUT 19

aiwAIW presents
GIRLS NIGHT OUT 19

Saturday March 11th, 2017
7:30 PM Belltime

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
1355 West 70th St. Cleveland, OH
(in back)

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Tickets:
GNO19 VIP: $30

GNO19 GA: $20
**online pre-orders admitted first**
purchase tickets

Featuring…
GAIL KIM
AIW Women’s Champion SHAYNA BASZLER
VEDA SCOTT
BRITT BAKER
RAY LYN
ALEXIA NICOLE
KIERA HOGAN
PENELOPE FORD
FAYE JACKSON
SOLO DARLING

…and much more!

EVOLVE Signs Keith Lee vs. Donovan Dijak, EVOLVE 79 Preview, Seminar/Tryout, More!

wwnWe are just a couple of days away from two EVOLVE events this weekend that will set the tone for the WWNLive Experience on Wrestlemania weekend in Orlando, FL. Yesterday, we looked at EVOLVE 78 this Friday in Joppa, MD. Today, we have a Quickie Preview for EVOLVE 79 back home at La Boom in Queens, NY, Style Battle news, another Seminar/Tryout added and a tough match schedule for Keith Lee. Let’s get to it….

February 22nd: You can still get tickets for EVOLVE 78 this Friday in Joppa, MD and EVOLVE 79 this Saturday in Queens, NY at TicketFly.com. We have not raised ticket prices in 2017 to help absorb the fees! In addition, you can now print out tickets at home or show the barcode on your cellphone. There is no need to pay fees to have them mailed or wait at will call anymore! Go to the WWNLive.com Events section for all the event and building info. If you can’t be there in person, watch both events live at FloSlam.tv.

February 22nd: Keith Lee signed with WWN in January to test his skills in singles competition. EVOLVE has put together a match schedule over the next four events that will push Lee to the limits. Four opponents, four different styles, four top competitors – The Keith Lee Trial Series has:

February 24th – Joppa, MD – EVOLVE 78 – Lee vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

February 25th – Queens, NY – EVOLVE 79 – Lee vs. Tracy Williams

March 30th – Orlando, FL – EVOLVE 80 – Lee vs. Ricochet

NEW MATCH: March 31st – Orlando, FL – EVOLVE 81 – Lee vs. Donovan Dijak

wwn1February 22nd: ATTN: WRESTLERS– The Seminar/Tryout on March 30th in Orlando will sellout. If you are interested in attending, we suggest acting soon. We are very pleased to announce the first WWN Seminar/Tryout in the Midwest. There will be a Seminar/Tryout on May 21st in Livonia, MI before the EVOLVE event that night. We will have more info on this soon, but put the date on your calendar if you want a learning experience and opportunity. Go to WWNLive.com for more info. These are open to any wrestler or referee who has completed a training course.

February 22nd: The Creative Seminar with Gabe Sapolsky on March 31st in Orlando also looks like it will sellout. This is for anyone who is interested in the writing, booking, creative or promoting side of professional wrestling. Go here for more info.

February 22nd: Tickets are now on sale for Style Battle S1:E3 on March 12th in Ybor City, FL. Jason Cade, Jon Davis and Martin Stone have officially been added to the field that already includes Kyle Matthews and James Drake.

February 22nd: There is nothing like EVOLVE at La Boom in Queens, NY! We are finally back for the first event of 2017 this Saturday. Here is a rundown:

 

WWN & EVOLVE Wrestling present
EVOLVE 79
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Belltime – 6:00 PM EST
La Boom
56-15 Northern Blvd
Woodside, NY, 11377

 

Get tickets here.

EVOLVE Championship Match
Timothy Thatcher w/ Stokely Hathaway/Fred Yehi winner at EVOLVE 78 defends vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

 

Zack Sabre Jr. has been on a long, bumpy road to get this EVOLVE Title shot. After Chris Hero’s endorsement at the last EVOLVE event, he is ready. The biggest variable is if he’ll face Thatcher or Yehi.

 

Bonus Match Event Grudge Match
Drew Galloway vs. Matt Riddle

It’s the grudge match months in the making! Galloway tried to get Riddle to join him in his quest to “save EVOLVE from itself.” Riddle kicked Galloway in the neck, leading to an injury. Now Galloway is focused on “saving EVOLVE” by eliminating Riddle. Make sure to watch this for Galloway’s words towards Riddle.

Grudge Match
Ethan Page with The Gatekeepers vs. Darby Allin

This issue is as deep as it gets. Allin made is EVOLVE debut on Wrestlemania weekend last year in Dallas after impressing in a Seminar/Tryout. Page gave him a quick defeat. Allin showed perseverance and demanded another match. He gave Page more of a fight, but once again Page defeated him after throwing him into a support beam. Page then refused to grant Allin another match, saying that he was beneath him. Allin has interjected himself in Page’s business over and over. He finally pushed Page over the edge when he watched Page pass out at the hands of Zack Sabre Jr. last month in San Antonio. Now Page is out to exterminate Allin.

Special Challenge Match #1
EVOLVE Tag Team Champion Tracy Williams vs. Keith Lee

Lee wants singles competition. This Saturday he’ll get the leader of Catch Point. Williams has racked up huge singles victories against Chris Hero and Drew Gulak to end 2016. Now he needs to keep the momentum going in 2017. Who will win?

Special Challenge Match #2
ACH vs. Jason Kincaid

ACH has a title shot on the line. If he wins his matches at EVOLVE 78 and EVOLVE 79, he will challenge for the EVOLVE Title on Wrestlemania weekend. Kincaid has quietly established himself on the EVOLVE roster. Both these men have very unique styles. Both need the victory.

 

Special Attraction Match
Jeff Cobb vs. Jaka

Cobb and Jaka has both been forces in EVOLVE with impressive wins and physical styles. No hype needed here.

Four Way Freestyle
Thatcher/Yehi loser at EVOLVE 78 vs. Chris Dickinson vs. Austin Theory vs. Anthony Henry

Freestyle matches always deliver action. This one will have three hungry talents and a man who needs to get back on his feet after losing a title match the previous night. This will be explosive.

 

February 22nd: Thank you for reading today’s WWN Alerts. What do you think of this weekend’s EVOLVE cards? Tweet using hashtag #WWNLive and let us know. We value your feedback. Remember, you can watch both cards this weekend live at FloSlam.tv. It’s only $20 for a one month subscription or $150 for an entire year. That makes each live event the same cost as a cup of coffee! Thank you for all your support!

 

#2 Domain Cleveland – Kaya Stewart – Shows she can rock like her dad (David Stewart – Eurythmics)

Kaya Stewart – Vans Warped Tour – Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH

The next up and coming star to rise from Warped Tour has to be Kaya Stewart. She has the potential to really make a strong name for herself. Armed with a golden voice and the front person qualities to really lead a pack. Kaya brings to the stage, power and does a great job getting the audience attention and involved with her. She was able to push that power from the stage to the listeners and maintain that vibe throughout her whole set. It was quite evident that she has made a host of new fans in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, noting that by the thousands of people who were singing along with her during her set.

If you have the chance to check out Kaya Stewart please do. She has a lot of gifts under her sleeve and great role model parent. If she keeps this up she will no doubt be a star.

Kaya interview with MT’s Dom can be listened to above or click DOWNLOAD

KISS’ Gene Simmons to hit Cleveland at Wizard World Con 2017 and Agora!

genesimmonsWizard World, Inc., (WIZD) the preeminent producer of Wizard World Comic Cons across North America, has formed a new Touring Unit in partnership with veteran music and technology executive Nick Turner. The new unit will bring vibrant live entertainment to Wizard World shows, building on the Wizard’s initiative to create an atmosphere of a weekend festival at every Wizard World show.

Wizard World is proud to announce that the first venture of Wizard World Touring a joint venture production with Gene Simmons by which the legendary KISS front-man, bassist and rock icon will perform “An Evening with Gene Simmons and his Band” and attend five Wizard World Comic Con events as an iconic star attraction in 2017. The club venue concerts are in conjunction with appearances at conventions in Cleveland (March 18-19), St. Louis (April 8-9), Philadelphia (June 2-3), Chicago (August 26-27) and Austin (November 17-18).

Evening concerts are planned on Friday in each of the respective cities, with Simmons on hand each Saturday to greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct live interactive Q&A sessions at each Wizard world Comic Con.

“I’m excited to bring Rock & Roll back to Wizard World Comic Con in 2017,” said Simmons. “It will be great to meet fans and perform for them in every city.”

John D. Maatta, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wizard World stated: “We are thrilled to be working with Gene for our inaugural production by Wizard World Touring. Gene is a showman-businessman hyphenate, and there is no better entertainer whom the fans love more.” Maatta continued: “We are working very hard at Wizard World to build it into a ‘best of breed’ entertainment/live event company. Wizard World Touring is another aggressive step forward into a sector that is extremely promising for us—It is a brand new day at Wizard World. We are very pleased to have a seasoned executive of the caliber of Nick Turner to guide us into this space.”

The agreement is the beginning of a new touring unit spearheaded by Nick Turner, which will bring entertainment to Wizard World shows, building on the promotion’s initiative to create an atmosphere of a weekend festival at every stop.

In Cleveland, fans can rock out on Saturday night, March 18, with “An Evening with Gene Simmons and his Band” at Agora Theater (5000 Euclid Ave.) beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $29.95 in advance at http://agoracleveland.com and http://www.wizardworld.com and $35 at the door, with special meet-and-greet packages also available. Venues, times and pricing for other cities to be announced closer to those respective shows.

Simmons, who was a big hit in his first Wizard World Comic Con appearance in Richmond in 2016, is a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur and one of the world’s most recognized personalities. He co-founded KISS 42 years ago. KISS is America’s #1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time, in all categories (RIAA). KISS has sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, is celebrating its 43rd year, and continues to sell out stadiums and arenas around the world, breaking box-office records set by Elvis and the Beatles. KISS was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the 2014 induction ceremony, and the band is recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for its pioneering work.

Wizard World comic and gaming con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor. The famed Wizard World Comic Con Portland Costume Contest will take place on Saturday night.

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