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Red’s “Already Over” Video Ready For MTV.; Fireflight’s Vocalist Tells Us Their Message; Matt Maher Goes Around The World; Pillar Rocks Out With Sevendust In Their Hometown; Krystal Meyers Continues To Makeover Radio Intern

Red’s “Already Over” Music Video Officially Added at MTV2: Dove Award-winning rock band Red’s new music video, “Already Over,” was officially added this week to MTV2’s “You Rock the Deuce” program, where it will begin airing Monday, July 30. Visit MTV2.com to create your own playlist, including Red’s “Already Over” video. Red’s End of Silence is available now. For more information, visit www.redmusiconline.com or www.myspace.com/dropofred.

Fireflight Featured in Cover Story this Month for Brio & Beyond Magazine: Orlando’s breakout rock band Fireflight is the current subject of the July issue of Focus on the Family’s Brio & Beyond magazine, on stands now. Lead singer Dawn Richardson is featured on the young women’s lifestyle cover (above), and talks with the magazine about her unique style and the mission of Fireflight to encourage the broken and defeated to dream again with the group’s latest album Unbreakable. For more information on Fireflight, please visit www.fireflightrock.com.

Brooke Barrettsmith Garners Key Placement at iTunes and Performs at Both ALIVE and Atlantafest: Essential Records new pop/rock artist Brooke Barrettsmith performed at both ALIVE Festival in Canal Fulton, OH, and Atlantafest last week. The first single “Farewell” from her upcoming August 19, self-titled album was also featured this week on the iTunes main page “What’s Hot” section, as well as front page positioning on the iTunes Christian & Gospel page. For more information on Brooke, please visit www.brookerocks.com.

Matt Maher Impacting the World: Essential Records recording artist Matt Maher is impacting people worldwide, from Iraq to London to Australia. First, to the Middle East, where a group of U.S. Air Force personnel currently stationed at Camp Habbaniyah, Iraq, recently got in touch with Matt to let him know how much his music means to them as they spend months and months away from their loved-ones. Matt spent last weekend in the Rocky Mountains, where he led worship at Breakaway’s Father/Son Adventure retreat. On Wednesday, July 2, Maher will play a set at Notre Dame, in South Bend, Ind., before departing the states to London, for a show. Following his London concert, Maher will go to Australia for World Youth Day 2008, where he will perform nine times, in as many days. Maher’s Empty & Beautiful is currently in stores. For more info, please visit www.mattmahermusic.com.

Krystal Meyers Continues to Make Over the Total Axxess Intern: Krystal Meyers has been working hard at making over Ryan, the Total Axxess intern. This week, she went shopping with Ryan, and there is a video to prove it. To watch, please click here. For more information on Krystal Meyers, please visit www.krystalmeyers.com.

Pillar Rocks it With Sevendust in Tulsa: GRAMMY-nominated rockers Pillar played to a full house, with platinum-selling rock band Sevendust, this past Tuesday, June 24, in Tulsa, Okla., Pillar’s hometown. The show was at the famed Cain’s Ballroom, a Tulsa establishment since 1924. For all upcoming Pillar tour dates, visit www.pillarmusic.com.

Shows And Stuff With Scott Radke

Cleveland’s own Scott Radke will be a part of a show with Keivin Titzer: “Pins and Needles” at Thinkspace. Friday February 8th.- March- 7th.
Scott will have 15 pieces and work should be online when or after the show opens.
www.sourharvest.com/thinkspace/2008/project/pinsneedles/index.php

There is a new giclee of Scott’s for sale on Luna 7: luna7.com/Radke/radke2.htm. The original painting is now a table at The Tremont Tap House, a bar here in Cleveland: www.myspace.com/5025848.

Finally, Scott will have work in the March/April issue of NY Arts Magazine: nyartsmagazine.com/.

The Greencards Get Nominated For A Grammy Award; Ludo Continues To Get Awesome Buzz; Bad Fish Ventures Out On The Road In The U.S. This Spring; Plus More News

Contemporary acoustic ensemble The Greencards
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049953/goto:http://www.thegreencards.com/)
were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best
Country
Instrumental. The nomination is for “Mucky The Duck”
from the band’s Dualtone Music Group
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049951/goto:http://www.dualtone.com/)
release, Viridian. The
Greencards are then heading back on the road for most of 2008.

Vigilante bushwhackers with a heart of gold, the five-man conspiracy known
as Ludo
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049948/goto:http://www.ludorock.com/)
bring four years of insane hard work, coast-to-coast survival
touring, and endless trips back home to St. Louis with You’re
Awful, I Love You, the band’s major label album
debut on Island Records, due out February 26. Ludo’s
never-ending tour schedule rolls on this month, and
CD release shows are planned for February 28 in Chicago and March 2 in
St. Louis.

New York City based rock band God or Julie
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049946/goto:http://www.myspace.com/godorjulie),
chosen as BMI’s band of the month for February 2008,
is
hitting the road with Chevelle and Finger Eleven beginning February 19
and running through April 7. The band’s debut album,
This Road Before, will be released on February 19, and God or Julie
has already been named by influential programmer Aaron
Axelson of Live 105 in San Francisco as a band to watch in 2008.

Brooklyn based alt-pop band Breaking Laces
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049944/goto:http://www.breakinglaces.com/) is
gearing up for the release of their full-length live album, Live at Seaside
Studios,
February 12 on Fuzz.com
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049943/goto:http://www.fuzz.com/). The
album will have many of the
band’s live staples that have not yet been released, and some
rare songs chosen by the band’s street team, and will be
release on
Fuzz’s unique Mix Tape
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049941/goto:http://www.fuzz.com/mixtapes)
format. Here
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049939/goto:http://www.breakinglaces.com/MP3/angelineLive.mp3)
is a sample track from the album. In
addition,
Breaking Laces is also heading to SXSW next month, details to be
announced soon.

Brooklyn based Americana artist Fergus McCormick
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049937/goto:http://www.myspace.com/fergusmccormick)
will release his third album, I Don’t
Need
You Now, on February 26. In conjunction with the street date, Paste
Magazine has awarded the album a Paste Recommends
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049935/goto:http://www.pastemagazine.com/recommends)
for the month of
February.
McCormick’s new album continues his exploration of the rural
American songbook infused with a contemporary urban
sensibility.

Badfish, a Tribute To Sublime
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049933/goto:http://www.badfish.com/),
recently featured
in Spin Magazine, are back out on the road this month, including a show in
February at House of Blues Las Vegas with Del Mar, the band featuring
former Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh. Other West coast stops include Los
Angeles, Bakersfield, Santa Cruz, San Diego, Phoenix and San Francisco.
Opening for Badfish on most of the tour dates is the group’s
original project, Scotty Don’t
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049931/goto:http://www.scottydont.com/).

Nashville based label Me and the Machine Records
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049930/goto:http://www.meandthemachine.com/)
is kicking off 2008 with a bunch of tour dates and new
releases.
Josh Preston
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049927/goto:http://www.myspace.com/joshprestonmusic)
is one of those artists, and Josh
is
finalizing his third album entitled Exit Sounds for an April 22
release. One of the tracks from Exit Sounds entitled
“Thousand Years” is available as an mp3 download by
clicking here
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049924/goto:http://www.meandthemachine.com/MF_02-08_Thousand_Years.mp3).

Minneapolis based Tim Mahoney
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049922/goto:http://www.timmahoney.com/),
who
was recently featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, will be showcasing in
Nashville on February 20 at The Basement
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049920/goto:http://www.thebasementnashville.com/).
Mahoney’s music will
be
featured on Minnesota’s Sun Country Airlines, where his music
is played on their in-flight Audio, and he will also be profiled in the
airline’s magazine, Escape.

New York City based rocker Alex Nackman
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049918/goto:http://www.myspace.com/alexnackman)
will release his stunning new album, Still Life
Moves,
on March 4. Nackman’s personal blend of acoustic rock fare has
been described by critics as insightful and
introspective, yet also melancholy and inquisitive. Nackman was a
guest on XM Radio Channel 29 with Ted
Kelly last week and is gearing up for a nationwide tour that kicks off
in mid-March.

Chicago based acoustic band Down The Line
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049917/goto:http://www.downthelineband.com/)
will be releasing their brand new live
album,
Home Alive, with a CD release party at Park West in the band’s
hometown on March 8. The all-ages event will
include guest artists, big surprises, and plenty of great music. Home
Alive is culled from Down The Line’s recent
“artists in residence” on the celebrated stage of
Schuba’s.

Online men’s magazine Bullz-Eye.com
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049916/goto:http://www.bullzeye.com/)
recently paid tribute to the late Heath Ledger
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049914/goto:http://www.bullz-eye.com/entertainers/heath_ledger.htm),
and also published a chilling piece called Badass Knife Scenes
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049912/goto:http://www.bullzeye.com/movies/features/2008/badass_knife_scenes/home.htm).

In
addition, Bullz-Eye.com continues to provide awesome entertainment
coverage including music
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049910/goto:http://www.bullzeye.com/cdreviews/default.htm),
sports
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049907/goto:http://www.bullzeye.com/channels/sports.htm)
and models
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049904/goto:http://www.bullzeye.com/channels/oppositesex.htm).

Hard-rocking Cleveland band Three Miles Out
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049901/goto:http://www.threemilesout.com/) is
releasing their long-awaited third album, Nobody, in
March.
TMO’s trademark guitar-driven modern rock sound is still there,
but the hooks are bigger than ever and the
band’s songwriting continues to mature into something special.
Plans are in the works for an industry event to preview the
new album, which will be announced shortly.

Nashville based Rick Alter Management represents Kentucky based Americana
phenomenon Chris Knight
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049898/goto:http://www.chrisknight.net/), who
will tour through Texas again this
month
and then head to the Midwest Iin March. Alter also represents legendary
country rockers Poco
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049895/goto:http://www.poconut.com/)
and Pure Prairie League
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049892/goto:http://www.pureprairieleague.com/).
Poco will celebrate its 40th anniversary as a
band
this year.

TAXI
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049889/goto:http://www.taxi.com/), the
world’s leading independent A&R
Company which pioneered the concept of independent A&R in 1992, has
landed thousands of deals for its members for film/TV placements,
publishing
deals, and record deals in the decade and a half since its inception.
At TAXI, film and TV deals routinely happen at a rate of
almost one per day, resulting in thousands of deals overall for its
members who hail from more than 100 countries.
Chicago based alternative rock band Painkiller Hotel
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049887/goto:http://www.painkillerhotel.com/)
released their debut album, Black Roses, on Nashville’s Severe Records last
month
and
have been compared to the likes of Pearl Jam, Verve Pipe and Rogue
Wave. In addition to a heavy regional touring itinerary,
Painkiller Hotel landed a song from the album, “How Was I
Supposed To Know,” on the Oxygen Network’s
“Bad Girls Club” in January.

Columbus, Ohio-based rock band Red Wanting Blue
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049884/goto:http://www.redwantingblue.com/)
is wrapping up the recording for their forthcoming
studio
album, due out later this spring. The album is the follow-up to
2004’s Pride: the Cold Lover.

Charleston based singer/songwriter Joal Rush
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049882/goto:http://www.myspace.com/joalrush)
is currently on a Southeast run with Corey Smith, and
his
Imagination album continues to draw rave reviews, giving Rush an
increasing web presence.
Rush just had the album licensed by Bunim Murray for use on MTV shows.
Nashville based rock band The
Loft
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049880/goto:http://www.lovetheloft.com/) is
working on their new album with Joe West (Emmylou Harris, Warren Zevon, Dropping
Daylight), due out later this spring,
and
continues to tour for the next few months to refine that new material.

With the release of the band’s third full-length album, 7 Years
Hard Luck (August 21, 2007), Jonesboro, Arkansas based rock band Further
Down
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049878/goto:http://www.myspace.com/furtherdown)
is on a mission to bring rock to its roots and back again to the present. Further
Down
features
rock royalty in their bloodlines (the two guitarists are cousins of
Tommy Shaw of Styx and Jim Dandy Mangrum of BOA).

Nashville based Jenn Franklin
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049875/goto:http://www.jennfranklin.com/) is
currently working on her first full-length album with producer Jim Reilly and with
former
Wilco
drummer Ken Coomer and bassist/cello player Charlie Chadwick (Shelby
Lynne, Steve Earle). The album is slated for release in the
summer of 2008.

Denver
based singer/songwriter Jason Vigil
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049872/goto:http://www.jasonvigil.com/)
is currently on a tour that has brought him to St. Louis, Omaha,
Chicago, Minnesota, and Nashville. Vigil
is planning a new EP release some time in 2008.

Caddle
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049870/goto:http://www.caddle.com/),
the blue-collar rock band from Birmingham, continue
to tour regionally in support of their latest album, Raise ‘em
High with many tour dates for the spring to be announced
soon.

A&M/Octone
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049869/goto:http://www.amoctone.com/)
recording artists Dropping Daylight
(http://e2ma.net/go/917403939/803748/29049868/goto:http://www.droppingdaylight.com/)
have
been working on new material, and after performing a hometown holiday
show in Minneapolis and a New Year’s Eve show in Milwaukee, will
continue to tour regionally.

Every Time I Die Supports Reading With A Brand-new R.I.F!!! ETID To Play Halloween Episode Of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live On October 31”!!!

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10/25 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

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