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State Radio Teams Up With Bikes Not Bombs In Boston To Promote Awareness

STATE RADIO
“BIKES NOT BOMBS”

CONCERT

SET FOR AUGUST 2 IN BAND’S BOSTON HOMETOWN

AT BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION-BOSTON HARBOR

SHOW FOLLOWS SLOTS AT MAJOR SUMMER U.S. FESTIVALS

AND BAND’S ONGOING TOUR DATES

Rock bands usually travel to their gigs in a bus or van.

But CHAD STOKES, lead singer and guitarist for the musically inventive and socio-politically conscious STATE RADIO, will ride his own bicycle to the band’s August 2 show at Bank of America Pavilion on the Boston Harbor, the group’s hometown. It’s his way of encouraging fans to reduce their carbon footprint by arriving by bicycle or taking public transportation to this special concert to raise awareness for the Bikes Not Bombs organization (http://www.stateradio.com/action). Tickets are available at: http://www.livenation.com/event/getEvent/eventId/322191/

STATE RADIO–CHAD STOKES (singer/guitarist), CHUCK FAY (bass) and MIKE “MAD DOG” NAJARIAN (drums)–have partnered with Bikes Not Bombs to offer fans a show for a great cause. “Although it seems a tall order, the more we empathize globally with everyone living on this planet, we can create a consciousness moving towards peace,” says CHAD. “If we want to watch our kids, grandkids and great-grandkids thrive we need to get together and see our similarities more than our differences.” He adds: “Bikes Not Bombs offers a grassroots way for everyone to make an impact. It will be great to see how many kids can actually take public transportation or ride their bike. The symbolism of easing off the carbon footprint we all place on a daily level is a step in the right direction.”

Getting there:

On Bike:

Visit mapmyride.com to customize a route from your starting point to the Bank of America Pavilion at (290 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02210): http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Bank+of+America&fb=1&cid=0,0,13485242888239957874&near=Boston,+MA&oi=manybox&ct=10&cd=1&resnum=1

All bicyclists will receive a customized STATE RADIO safety item for the ride home. SECURE VALET BIKE PARKING WILL BE PROVIDED.

By public transportation:

The MBTA provides several options for getting to the Bank of America Pavilion via commuter rail, subway, bus, and even ferry. To get there, take the MBTA subway, commuter rail, or bus to South Station and connect with the MBTA Silver Line Waterfront (one level above the Red Line, one level below the food court) to Silver Line Way. You will see the Bank of America Pavilion which is a short walk from this stop.

To customize your best route to the Pavilion via public transit, visit the MBTA trip planner at http://mbta.com/rider_tools/trip_planner/. Just plug in your starting point, the Pavilion’s address (290 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210), departure or arrival time, and how far you’re willing to walk, and you’re there. You can even customize a wheelchair accessible trip. Click here http://mbta.com/riding_the_t/bikes/ for more information about bringing your bicycle on the MBTA.

By Car:

Directions from all points as well as parking and other venue information can be found at the venue page [http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/496].

Carpool and State Radio Contest:

We strongly encourage those who can’t bike, walk, or take public transit to the event to use PickupPal’s eco-rideshare program [http://www.pickuppal.com/pup/erp/State-Radio]; save gas money, cut pollution and make new friends all at the same time.

All that travel to the venue by bike or public transportation (save your receipt or Charlie card) will be entered to win one of each of the following prizes:

-Upgrade to 4 pack of front row seats (one prize total)

-Brand new bicycle, donated by EMS (one prize total)

-Pair of passes to the after-show party (20 prizes total)

In order to be entered into the drawings, you must arrive at the venue by 8pm. Contest winners will be picked at random at the contest booth before State Radio’s set.

Ride with State Radio:

Arrive at the venue at 5:30 PM and join the band for a group ride around the harbor! What better way to kick off this great even than to celebrate biking in Boston with an hour long bike tour led by Chad, Chuck, and Mad Dog.

Rock With Us!:

State Radio is pleased to have opening act Apollo Sunshine be part of this spectacular event. Whether you bike, bus, train, plane, or automobile, to the show, make sure you get there in plenty of time to enjoy this great band. Visit: www.myspace.com/apollosunshine for more info.

In addition, the well-known Boston street artist Sidewalk Sam painted a flyer for the STATE RADIO “Bikes Not Bombs” event, to view images click: Photo #1: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3204/2703004154_e8dca7972a.jpg?v=0 Photo #2: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3019/2715029168_5f3870a0bf.jpg?v=0

STATE RADIO continue to make a strong impact with their album YEAR OF THE CROW (Ruff Shod), hailed by New York’s Metromix as “a biting collection of 13 tracks taking aim at, among other things, U.S. detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay and policies in South America, not to mention Halliburton and the current state of affairs in Darfur” (2/15/08). This year, the band has performed in the U.S. and overseas (the U.K., Germany, Switzerland, France). They also joined Tom Morello for a handful of dates on the “Justice Tour” and the Dave Matthews Band for shows as well as appearing at most of the major U.S. festivals this summer including: Bonnaroo, Summerfest, Wakarusa, Rothbury Festival and Mile High Festival.

STATE RADIO’s updated tour dates are as follows:

DATE CITY VENUE
State Radio

Wed 7/30 Cedar Falls, IA The Hub

Sat 8/2 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion “Bikes Not Bombs”

International Dates

Fri 8/15 Hasselt, BEL Pukkelpop Festival

Sat 8/16 Erfurt, GER Highfield Festival

Sun 8/17 Hamburg, GER Dockville, Festival

State Radio
Sat 9/13 Waterville, ME Head of Falls (Closed School show)

Sat 9/27 Tenney Mountain, NH Nor’Easter Festival

Fri 10/24 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground

Sat 10/25 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground

Charitable organizations/partners:

About Bikes Not Bombs

Bikes Not Bombs promotes bicycle technology as a concrete alternative to war and environmental destruction. For 23 years, BNB has been a nexus of bike recycling and community empowerment both in lower income neighborhoods of Boston and in the nations of the Global South. BNB’s programs involve young people and adults in mutually respectful leadership development and environmental stewardship, while recycling thousands of bicycles. For more information on Bikes Not Bombs visit: www.bikesnotbombs.org. Bikes Not Bombs is working hard to help make this a fun, safe, and informative evening of music and cycling. Stop by their booth and say hello, find out more about biking around town, and learn what the City of Boston is doing to make biking a better experience in our community.

5 Rights, Inc. will be bringing a number of human rights’ organizations to the event and will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. Take time to check out all the tables and enjoy demos, watch videos, and more.

State Radio, Bikes Not Bombs, the City of Boston, and all of our partners are committed to making this a safe and fun event. If you plan to bicycle to the show or participate in the group ride, please wear a helmet.

Stay tuned to stateradio.com/action for up to the minute information, answers to common event questions, and a link to the most current news and talk about the event.

Many Artists Unite To Bring Hope To Suicide Awareness

“Hope, Volume One”, a compilation CD with proceeds benefiting Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), was released on June 24, 2008. The release features selections from Kevin Max, Joanne Cash featuring Johnny Cash, Lisa Loeb, Charlotte Martin, Katy Rose and others, plus an exclusive mix of Curtis Peoples’ “Wake Up.”

Five online auctions are planned to coincide with the release of the CD. 100% of the auction proceeds will be donated to SAVE. Items include an autographed guitar from Trisha Yearwood, a gift pack from Tegan and Sara, and an autographed CD from Matt White. To view auction items, visit www.visionary-concepts.net.

The mission of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma, and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide. Daniel Reidenberg, Executive Director of SAVE, is humbled by the number of musicians and labels willing to partner on this project. “To have names like we do on Hope, Volume One is incredible to me,” Reidenberg said. “These artists are willing to stand up and fight the stigma associated with mental illnesses and suicide, and to tell the world through music ‘we are going to do something positive about this’ – and that is the goal of this CD.”

Hope, Volume One is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com and can be purchased on June 24, 2008 courtesy of Visionary Concepts via iTunes, CD Baby and most digital retailers.

Hope, Volume One Track Listing:
1. Charlotte Martin – Crimson Sky
2. Lisa Loeb – Come Back Home
3. Curtis Peoples – Wake Up (SAVE Mix)
4. Shannon Curtis – Paris Can’t Have You
5. Nathan Morris – Close Like Me
6. 5th PROJEKT – Resistance
7. far beyond frail – Portland
8. Kevin Max – Your Beautiful Mind
9. Terami Hirsch – Back to the Start
10. Crash Encore – A Little Time Away
11. Ken Andrews – Up or Down
12. VideoPhonic – Something Great
13. Katy Rose – Cool Whip (Edit)
14. Kevin Herchen – Tasteless Kiss (Live)
15. Joanne Cash featuring Johnny Cash – Softly & Tenderly
16. Max Schnitzer – The Return (Bonus Track)

Trisha Yearwood And Coldwater Creek Team Up For Breast Cancer Awareness

Country Music Superstar, Trisha Yearwood, partners with Coldwater Creek to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Sandpoint, Idaho June 12, 2008– Imagine beginning a journey that ends with a cure for breast cancer.

That’s the inspiration behind women’s apparel retailer Coldwater Creek’s new Susan G. Komen fundraiser, “Share your journey…for the Cure”, an engaging viral fundraising program launched in joint effort with Trisha Yearwood, country music star, author of “Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen” and passionate breast health advocate.

“I’ve walked 60 miles in the Breast Cancer 3-Day event to help find a cure, but the real journey has just begun” said Trisha Yearwood of her support of “Share your Journey…for the Cure” fundraiser.

“Trisha’s passion for this cause feels so right for us, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that she is willing to help spread the word about this great program” said Elizabeth Turley, Director of Marketing for Coldwater Creek. “ Share your Journey…for the Cure not only delivers a message of awareness, but raises funds that benefit the local Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.”

To start your Journey, pick up a donation card at any Coldwater Creek store, or log on www.coldwatercreek.com/journey. After making a donation online, everyone will receive a referrer ID and email that you can pass on to friends, family, and coworkers, breast cancer survivors and co-survivors, inspiring additional donations along the way. Passing it on to others is the key to success and then watch your donations grow. Imagine… if 8 people pass it on to 8 people and they pass it on to 8 people, what a powerful way to share the message and make a real difference.

No purchase is necessary to activate the card and the minimum donation amount is just $1.00.

As a National Series Sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure(r), Coldwater Creek supports both the national and local affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Coldwater Creek has donated more than $4.6 million to Komen. Coldwater Creek’s involvement includes participation in over 100 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure(r)events, the Share the Hope gift cards sales program and the Share the Promise bracelets sales.

About Coldwater Creek

Founded in 1984, headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, Coldwater Creek is a leading specialty retailer of women’s apparel, gifts, jewelry, and accessories. The company sells its merchandise through premium retail stores across the country, online at coldwatercreek.com and through its catalogs.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877-GO-Komen.

Do Something And Take Action! Tour Award $500 Grants To Outstanding Young People Across The Us Grants Empowered By Hot Topic, Myspace And Hopeless/sub City Records

Do Something, the national not-for-profit that makes it possible for teens to change the world, and Hopeless/Sub City Records Take Action! Tour awarded $500 grants to 9 amazing young people who want to make change in their communities.

The Take Action Grants, empowered by MySpace Impact, the Hot Topic Foundation and Hopeless/Sub City Records, focus on everything from music and art education to suicide prevention and poverty. The Take Action! Tour, an annual charity tour that kicked off today, features Every Time I Die, >From First to Last, The Bled, August Burns Red, and The Human Abstract.

The Do Something Take Action Grant Winners Include:

* James Bearden, 18, of Milan, NM for his suicide prevention project I Love Life that includes a suicide prevention month at his high school, a kick-off assembly, a concert, a fund-raising dance, and speakers from a teen suicide awareness organization.
* Naima Green, 21 of Stanford, CA for her project The eXchange (Cape Town-East Palo Alto Music Program). The eXchange project aims to connect two groups of students living in less than ideal conditions in Cape Town, South Africa and Palo Alto, California.
* Chester Eastman, 22, of Center Conway, NH for his project The Alpaca Paper Service which is run and operated by developmentally disabled adults who want to work jobs that let them meet and interact with people in their community.
* Arielle Barrientos, 17, of Biloxi, MS for her project Strings with Wings. For Strings with Wings, Arielle has organized a group of fellow musicians who will travel to Mexico this June to run a Violin workshop for the children of Saltillo, Mexico.
* Jourdan Urbach, 17, of Roslyn Heights, NY for his project Children Helping Children–Saving Lives Through Music which raises funds for national medical organizations, hospitals and cutting edge research targeting neurological disease.
* Linda Salinas, 23, of San Pablo, CA for her project Arts as a Vision for Change which brings together community and student organizations together to talk about their vision for Richmond High School and ultimately beautify a school that students can feel proud of, and bring color onto a campus that has no windows.
* Stevie Peacock, 14, of Venice, FL for her project, Project KINDNESS which stands for Kids In Need Deserve New Elementary School Supplies. Stevie organizes supply collections and then donates the supplies to impoverished schools in and around Arcadia, Florida.
* Andrew Chow, 22, of New York, NY for his project, East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP), which is a student-run free clinic serving the uninsured residents of East Harlem.
* Elliot Goldstein, 16, of Los Angeles, CA for his project, Carts for the Homeless. CFTH will provide homeless people with a functioning, durable cart with features such as a pull out tarp for rain, a water basin, and a lockable mechanism so their belongings are not stolen, all designed with their lifestyle in mind.

For more information on the Do Something Take Action Grant Winners and their projects, visit www.DoSomething.org/TakeActionWinners.

Charity partner Do Something is a place where young people are given the opportunity to help change the world. Instead of telling young people what cause they should get involved with, Do Something asks them “What’s your something?” and then gives them the information, resources, and grant-money to make change around the causes they are passionate about.

“DoSomething.org is a trusted resource for young people that want to make a difference and we believe in their ability to take action. When a 17-year-old has a great idea for making change in their community, Do Something is the organization that will step up and give them $500 to make that happen”, says Do Something CMO, Aria Finger

Hopeless/Sub City Records has chosen non-profit organization Do Something as the official charity for their 2008 Take Action Tour. Sharing a common mission to help young people make a positive difference in the world, Take Action and Do Something kicked off the annual tour today on February 14th, 2008.

“Our recent generations brought the world the personal computer and the mobile phone but also brought the world global warming and world violence over a theology dispute”, said Louis Posen, President of Hopeless/Sub City Records. “I can’t imagine a better way to change the world than helping young, eager social entrepreneurs with resources to take action to solve the world’s problems. The Do Something grant program is amazing and does just that: directly believes in and empowers young people to make a difference.”

In 2007 alone, Do Something issued over $240,000 to young people who are making change in communities across the globe. Last year Do Something reached over 10 million young people, age 25 and under, and helped them take action. To apply for a grant or find out more information, check DoSomething.org

In 1999 Hopeless Records formally started supporting non-profit organizations through their Sub City imprint and Take Action initiatives. Since then the label has released over 30 charitable titles and donated over 1 million dollars to various non-profit organizations. Take Action 2008 will benefit Do Something by donating 10% of all ticket sales and 5% of the suggested retail price for each Take Action! Volume 7 compilation sold.

Hot Topic, the music lifestyle mall retailer (hottopic.com), is once again the title sponsor of the tour. Hot Topic is a natural fit, as they demonstrate a passion for music in everything they do. Since the inception of Take Action! in 1999, Hot Topic has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Take Action! cause, helping to educate millions of people to make a difference. Additional generous sponsors and partners of the 2008 tour are: tour producer, Live Nation, MySpace, Purevolume, Alternative Press, Absolutepunk.net, and Fanscape.

The latest information can always be found at www.takeactiontour.com.

2008 Take Action Tour Dates:

2/14/08 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
2/15/08 Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Club (The Rave)
2/16/08 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
2/17/08 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
2/19/08 Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club
2/20/08 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theater
2/21/08 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air
2/22/08 Boise, ID The Big Easy Concert House
2/23/08 Spokane, WA The Big Easy Concert House
2/24/08 Seattle, WA El Corazon
2/25/08 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
2/27/08 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
2/28/08 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
2/29/08 San Diego, CA House of Blues
3/01/08 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
3/02/08 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
3/03/08 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
3/05/08 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
3/06/08 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
3/07/08 McAllen, TX Cine El Rey Theatre
3/08/08 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
3/11/08 Port St. Lucie, FL – Mojo Room
3/12/08 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
3/14/08 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
3/15/08 Norfolk, VA Norva
3/16/08 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live!
3/19/08 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
3/20/08 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
3/21/08 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
3/22/08 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore at the TLA
3/23/08 New York, NY The Fillmore at Irving Plaza

More Charities Partner Up With The 2008 Take Action Tour

Do Something, the national not-for-profit
that makes it possible for teens to change the world is partnering with the
Hopeless/Sub City Records Take Action! Tour to offer $500 grants to young
people who want to make change in their communities.

The Take Action Grants, empowered by MySpace Impact, the Hot Topic
Foundation and Hopeless/Sub City Records, will focus on Poverty, Music
Education or any other cause young people are passionate about. The Take
Action! Tour, an annual charity tour kicking off this February, will feature
Every Time I Die, From First, The Bled, August Burns Red and The Human
Abstract.

The Grants include:

. Music Education: $500 grants for projects that Do Something about
Music Education, empowered by the Hot Topic Foundation

. Poverty: $500 grants for projects that Do Something about Poverty,
empowered by MySpace Impact

. General: $500 grants for projects that Do Something about any
cause that young people are passionate about, empowered by Hopeless/Sub City
Records

Charity partner Do Something is a place where young people are given the
opportunity to help change the world. Instead of telling young people what
cause they should get involved with, Do Something asks them “What’s your
something?” and then gives them the information, resources, and grant-money
to make change around the causes they are passionate about.

“DoSomething.org is a trusted resource for young people that want to make a
difference and we believe in their ability to take action. When a
17-year-old has a great idea for making change in their community, Do
Something is the organization that will step up and give them $500 to make
that happen”, says Do Something CMO, Aria Finger

Hopeless/Sub City Records has chosen non-profit organization Do Something as
the official charity for their 2008 Take Action Tour. Sharing a common
mission to help young people make a positive difference in the world, Take
Action and Do Something are set to kick off the 7th annual tour in February
of 2008.

“Our recent generations brought the world the personal computer and the
mobile phone but also brought the world global warming and world violence
over a theology dispute,” said Louis Posen, President of Hopeless/Sub City
Records. “I can’t imagine a better way to change the world than helping
young, eager social entrepreneurs with resources to take action to solve
the world’s problems. The Do Something grant program is amazing and does
just that: directly believes in and empowers young people to make a
difference.”

To apply for a Take Action! Grant, young people can visit
dosomething.org/grants and upload their community change projects or ideas.
The grants will be open to young people, 25 and under, across the US and
Canada. Each grant application will be rigorously reviewed by Do Something
as well as the sponsors, with grant winners announced in February.

In 2007 alone, Do Something issued over $240,000 to young people who are
making change in communities across the globe. Last year Do Something
reached over 10 million young people, age 25 and under, and helped them take
action.

In 1999 Hopeless Records formally started supporting non-profit
organizations through their Sub City imprint and Take Action initiatives.
Since then the label has released over 30 charitable titles and donated over
1 million dollars to various non-profit organizations, of which over
$450,000 was donated to longtime Take Action charity partner The Kristin
Brooks Hope Center. Take Action 2008 will benefit Do Something by donating
10% of all ticket sales and 5% of the suggested retail price for each Take
Action! Volume 7 compilation sold.

Hot Topic, the music lifestyle mall retailer (hottopic.com), is once again
the title sponsor of the tour. Hot Topic is a natural fit, as they
demonstrate a passion for music in everything they do. Since the inception
of Take Action! in 1999, Hot Topic has been an enthusiastic supporter of the
Take Action! cause, helping to educate millions of people to make a
difference. Additional generous sponsors and partners of the 2008 tour are:
tour producer, Live Nation, MySpace, Purevolume, Alternative Press,
Absolutepunk.net, and Fanscape.

The latest information can always be found at
www.takeactiontour.com.

2008 Take Action Tour Dates:

2/14/08 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
2/15/08 Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Club (The Rave)
2/16/08 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
2/17/08 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
2/19/08 Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club
2/20/08 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theater
2/21/08 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air
2/22/08 Boise, ID The Big Easy Concert House
2/23/08 Spokane, WA The Big Easy Concert House
2/24/08 Seattle, WA El Corazon
2/25/08 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
2/27/08 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
2/28/08 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
2/29/08 San Diego, CA House of Blues
3/01/08 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
3/02/08 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
3/03/08 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
3/05/08 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
3/06/08 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
3/07/08 McAllen, TX Cine El Rey Theatre
3/08/08 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
3/11/08 Port St. Lucie, FL – Mojo Room
3/12/08 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
3/14/08 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
3/15/08 Norfolk, VA Norva
3/16/08 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live!
3/19/08 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
3/20/08 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
3/21/08 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
3/22/08 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore at the TLA
3/23/08 New York, NY The Fillmore at Irving Plaza

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