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RW Hampton

This Cowboy

In 1917, American artist Charles Russell famously told a friend in a poem “The West is dead.” It’s a bold claim that doesn’t quite hold up, says award-winning Western singer-songwriter RW Hampton. “The West lives on,” Hampton argues and he makes a strong case on his new This Cowboy.  This Cowboy is an album sure to please anyone who likes an honest Western song polished just enough to make it shine.

— Charley Engel / American Cowboy

www.rwhampton.com

Ingrid Gerdes

High Priestess

In a way, Ingrid Gerdes’ new album, High Priestess, is a throwback to days when a recording artists approached a new project as a complete package — a song cycle —  built around a particular theme.  Every track was written and produced and sequenced in a way that would convey a certain emotion or experience for the listener.  Ingrid took an old-school approach to her new release, High Priestess, choosing instead to attempt to create an experience for her fans through a complete collection.  Brought together by her unique blues-rock sensibilities, the result feels like summer in the South.  It is at times both cool and hot, breezy and still, and imbued with a shot of sass to Gerdes’ hot buttered soul, Dusty-in-Memphis delivery.

www.ingridgerdes.com

Eileen Rose

Be Many Gone

Eileen has drawn comparisons to the likes of Lucinda Williams (Time Magazine).  She recently wrapped up a successful tour of Europe.  “…Be Many Gone exudes the confidence of a singer and band that have honed their craft with hour upon hour of hard work… Rose’s finest to date.” (R2 Rock ‘n’ Reel)  “With a long and illustrious musical pedigree, the Americana-influenced Be Many Gone ranks among Eileen Rose Giadone’s best work!” (Press Association (UK))

www.eileenrose.com

Bill Wence

Songs That Make Me Think About You

Bill has worn many hats in the music business — a sideman for such artists as Bobby Bare and Wanda Jackson, a popular radio promoter for such artists as Johnny Rivers, and a recording artist.  His latest, Songs That Make Me Think About You, is a collection of songs (“Decades after beginning his career, Wence is still out there playing piano behind Bobby Bare and Wanda Jackson. Also, in addition to being a prolific record promoter, he is still making records, himself. This title tune to his latest is a jaunty, beach-y bopper.” (Robert K. Oermann / Music Row)

http://www.billwencepromotions.com/

Mike & Doris Merritt

Detours

The Cowboy Way of Life has always been a strong magnet for Mike and Doris Merritt.  Sure, there’s the romantic view of the West as seen in Hollywood movies, but for the Merritts it’s more than just riding horses across the wide open country under a great, big sky. “There’s a certain code of ethics and values that remain out here,” says Mike, who grew up in Texas.  “Not that everyone here is perfect, but the underlying, unspoken rule of thumb is that the Western way of life is more about how you live, not where you live.”  Now based in Oklahoma, the Merritts bring a fresh, positive message to their first ever duo album, Detours.

http://merrittcowboyministries.com/

Swamp Donky

Redneck Revival

One part country, one part rock, and all parts Southern probably best describes the band from North Louisiana known as Louisiana Swamp Donky. They spend their days in the oilfields, on the farm and driving trucks to provide a living for their families. They each have a work hard, play hard attitude and when it comes to their music, there is no denying their Southern roots.  Earlier this year, their authentic Southern Rock sound caught the ears of famed Southern Rock icon Richard Young of The Kentucky Headhunters.   The result.. foot-stompin’, Southern-fried Rockin’ country! 

DON’T FORGET

Dale Watson

The Truckin’ Sessions Triology

Praise is being heaped on Dale for his newest collection of Truckin’ Sessions songs.  Red River Entertainment put the 14 new tunes together with Dale’s previous two truckin’ albums for The Truckin’ Sessions Trilogy.  “The third installment of hardcore troubadour Watson’s truck-driving albums — think 18 wheels, not tailgates — is so full of romanticized life-is-a-highway anthems that, by record’s end, you’ll want to dial the number for your local big-rig school.” (Rolling Stone / Country)

www.dalewatson.com

Dan Cohen

Bluebird

A Nashville-base session guitarist, Dan’s new collection is filled with wonderful, eclectic songs.  “Cohen represents himself as a fine pop provocateur, a singer/songwriter with a keen sense of melody and an easy accessibility. A fine support crew — among them, Brad Jones, Matt King,  Jace Everett and Doug Powell, each a superior artist in his own right — help out, allowing  Bluebird to soar to unexpected heights.” (Lee Zimmerman / NoDepression)

http://www.westonboys.com/artists/dan-cohen/

John Flynn

Poor Man’s Diamonds

Poor Man’s Diamonds transcends any single genre – although bluegrass, blues, folk and burnished narratives make up the mix – and yet, his determined stance and authoritative presence ensures an instant connection.” (Bluegrass Situation)

http://www.johnflynn.net/

To schedule an interview with any of these artists, for review copies or more information, contact  Lance Cowan • LCMedia

(615) 331-1710 • lcmedia@comcast.net 

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Joe Ely

B4 84

One of the first – ever recordings using an Apple Computer, B4 84 became Hi Res, which to date is the only Joe Ely CD not still in production.  Basically, Joe recorded that album and  submitted it to MCA execs, who insisted he re-record it using traditional recording studios.  These particular recordings are available for the first time — the “Director’s Cut” if you will — and it’s amazing how great they sound.  Liner notes by Steve Wozniak.

Joe Ely

Reverb: An Odyssey (a novel)

Review copies of Joe’s first-ever novel are available in pdf or Word format by request only.  Same for physical copies, which should be available next week.  

Michael Martin Murphey Continues Tradition of
Cowboy Christmas Ball

Christmas is a season of tradition, and no one knows that better than Michael Martin Murphey. The iconic musician has worked diligently to keep alive the spirit of the first Cowboy Christmas Ball for more than two decades.

This year, he launches into the next 20 years with his popular Cowboy Christmas Tour.  Sponsored by Spalding Fly Predators, Murphey and his acclaimed Rio Grande Band will spread Holiday Cheer through nearly 20 cities including a stop in Anson, Texas, where the Cowboy Christmas Ball originated in 1885.

“The first time I came to the annual Cowboy Christmas Ball in Anson, Texas, where the community has celebrated the holidays with this event every year since 1934, I was floored that the community had worked so hard to keep it going,” Murphey said. “I fell in love
watching the older couples dance and the dances being passed on to the younger people. It reconnected me to the tradition.”

Arriving in Anson, Texas on Christmas night, 1885, native New Yorker Larry Chittenden chronicled a dancing spectacle unparalleled in those days by composing the rhythmic, rollicking lines of The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball, a six stanza verse that still remembered and anthologized many times in print and song.

Modeling a show after the annual Anson event, Murphey took the celebration on the road, and has over the past two decades, performed the ball in such prestigious venues as Bass Hall (Ft. Worth, TX), The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (Oklahoma City, OK), the National Hispanic Cultural Center Journal Theater (Albuquerque, NM) and The Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University (Austin, TX).

This year’s tour begins on Nov. 21 in Colorado Springs and will continue through December. Visit www.michaelmartinmurphey.com for a complete listing of stops on the tour.

“The Cowboy Christmas Ball is steeped in everything I hold dear of growing up in Texas at Christmas time,” Murphey said. “All the old dances are here… the waltzes, the mazurkas, the Paul Jones, the Virginia Reel… all these dances are still done here. The women make their own costumes and clothes and the men still wear string ties and frock coats. It’s a family reunion of friends.

“This is my favorite season of the year,” Murphey continued. “We remember our fathers and mothers. We celebrate our children and we treasure our friends and the many blessing given by our Lord. It really brings out the very best in all of us.”

KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS PEELED!!!

Bryan Hayes

Still Just A Man — 10 Years Later

Bryan Hayes crafts personal narratives with a novelist’s eye (“Soundtrack”) and an alchemist’s precision (“Mississippi”). Proof: The Memphis area resident’s seamless Still Just a Man….10 Years Later. Hayes’  recently re-recorded debut album spotlights a youthful songwriter in early peak form (“You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”). “Ten years is a big milestone for me, an independent songwriter and traveling musician,” Hayes explains. “We felt like going back in and revisiting some of those songs was a way to say thanks to the folks who have been with us this entire time.”

http://www.bryanhayesmusic.com

New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s October Events

The Season Begins with Beethoven’s Fifth!

Beethoven & The Don
Thursday, October 2 at 7:30pm – Woolsey Hall

Spend Opening Night with a Latin lover, a true romantic, and a tortured genius in a program featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Strauss’ Don Juan, and Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Led by NHSO Music Director William Boughton, the concert will include a special guest performance by American-Russian violinist Yevgeny Kutik.

Take the #B5 Challenge!
Inspired by the NHSO opening night program, music director William Boughton has issued the “Beethoven Five Challenge” on Facebook to raise awareness for music education in this community. After singing the opening notes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Boughton challenged prominent community members to record their own performance and challenge their friends to do so as well. Participation is growing and has included video posts by the new NHSO principal pops conductor, board members, and members of the media.
Click here to view the videos and to learn more about issuing a #B5Challenge.
Introducing Chelsea Tipton, Principal Pops Conductor
Maestro Tipton Opens the Pops Oct 11 & 12

Join Chelsea Tipton for his debut as Principal Pops Conductor at “Best of Broadway” October 11 & 12. Featuring Broadway stars Carol Dusdieker and Nat Chandler and music from My Fair Lady, Carousel, Phantom of the Opera, Sound of Music and more, we hope you will join us in welcoming Maestro Tipton to the greater New Haven community at this Pops Series kickoff!

Click here for tickets and information.

Fergie’s New Hit Single

Global Superstar FERGIE Returns With Brand-New Single “L.A.LOVE (la la)”

“L.A.LOVE (la la)” GOES TO RADIO TODAY AND IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL PURCHASE AND STREAMING

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Global pop icon FERGIE returns to the music spotlight with a new single “L.A.LOVE (la la),” on will.i.am music / Interscope Records, which goes to radio today and is now available for digital download HERE and streaming on digital subscription services. Listen to “L.A.LOVE (la la)HERE.

L.A.LOVE (la la),” which the eight-time Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum solo artist and The Black Eyed Peas vocalist co-wrote with its producer DJ Mustard (YG, T-Pain, Trey Songz), “picks up where her debut album The Dutchess left off, complete with breathy raps and an instantly catchy chorus,” said the New York Post.

L.A.LOVE (la la)” is FERGIE‘s first new music since “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody,” which appeared on the platinum soundtrack to the 2013 film The Great Gatsby and has sold over 1 million copies worldwide. She also co-wrote and performed on Kanye West’s 2011 track “All of the Lights,” for which she received two Grammy Awards. Recently FERGIE announced that she has been in the studio working on the follow-up to her 2006 solo album The Dutchess, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and spent 94 weeks on the chart. The Dutchess went on to sell 6.2 million copies and 28.5 million tracks worldwide and spawned three No. 1 hits on the Hot 100: “London Bridge,” “Glamorous,” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” as well as the Top 5 singles “Fergalicious” and “Clumsy,” while her videos have over 300 million YouTube / VEVO views.

Since The Dutchess’ release, FERGIE has also released two multi-platinum albums, The E.N.D. and The Beginning, with The Black Eyed Peas, with whom she has sold 31 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide. The Black Eyed Peas’ videos have been viewed over 1.8 billion times.

For more about Fergie:
http://www.fergie.com/
https://www.facebook.com/fergie
https://twitter.com/fergie
http://instagram.com/fergie
http://www.youtube.com/user/FergieVEVO

Hartford Symphony Orchestra Presents: Sunday Serenades

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will present the first concert in its 2014-2015 Sunday Serenades series on Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford.  The season opener “Mozart & MATRIX” will feature Mozart’s Piano Quintet, K. 452 performed in context with the current MATRIX gallery exhibition of contemporary artist Frohawk Two Feathers entitled “On Errythang (On Everything).”

Sunday Serenades chamber music concerts are presented by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the Wadsworth Atheneum as a musical counterpart to special exhibitions and permanent collections of visual art. Concerts take place in the museum galleries and feature HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal and HSO musicians.

The visual narrative of MATRIX 170 artist Frohawk Two Feathers imagines an historical union of France and England merged as a huge colonial empire. The fictitious “Frengland” is documented by Two Feathers as a complex international saga of exploration, colonization, and world domination that took place between 1658 and 1880.   A Pre-Concert Talk will be held at 1:00 p.m., prior to the 2:00 p.m. concert.

The soundscape for this concert chosen by Sunday Serenades artistic director Leonid Sigal includes Purcell’s “Golden Sonata,” Couperin’s Les Nations: “L’Impériale,” and Mozart’s Piano Quintet, K. 452. Featured performers are Leonid Sigal, violin; Lisa Rautenberg, violin; Michael Wheeler, viola; Eric Dahlin, cello; Margreet Francis, harpsichord & piano.

 

Calendar Listing: 

Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Sunday Serenades Series

MOZART & MATRIX

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2pm

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Performers:

Leonid Sigal, artistic director and violin

Lisa Rautenberg, violin

Michael Wheeler, viola

Eric Dahlin cello

Margreet Francis, harpsichord & piano

Program:

Purcell: “Golden Sonata”

Couperin: Les Nations: “L’Impériale”

Mozart: Piano Quintet, K. 452

Ticket Information: Tickets to this concert are $30 each; $25 for HSO subscribers and Atheneum members. To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact HSO ticket services at (860) 987-5900 or visit www.hartfordsymphony.org.

Season Sponsor: Travelers

The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is made possible, in part, by the Helen M.

Saunders Charitable Foundation Music endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

 

Masterworks Series Sponsors:

MetLife Foundation and The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation

 

Pops! Series Presenting Sponsor: United Technologies

 

HSO programs are funded in part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Fall Music and Movement Program to Start September 26th

Fall Music and Movement Programto start September 26th

Westerly, RI – The Chorus of Westerly will be offering its second season of Music and Movement classes for early elementary aged children starting on Friday, September 26th. This 8-week program for ages 5 to 7 will take place at Kent Hall on Friday afternoons at 4 pm and will last 45 minutes per session. Children enrolled in the program will be introduced to the fundamentals of music through fun activities, movement, and song. Previous experience in music is not required for children to enroll. The program is directed by Dr. Audrey Cardany, a long-time music educator and head of the Music Education program at the University of RI. Tuition for the program is $90 for the session. A second winter/spring session will also be offered starting in February 2015.

Those interested in registering their son or daughter in the program should visit chorusofwesterly.org/musicandmovement or call the Chorus office 401.596.8663 Monday to Friday, between 9 am and 5 pm.

The Chorus of Westerly, directed by Andrew Howell, is a multi-faceted performing arts organization based in Westerly, Rhode Island. Founded in 1959, the Chorus of Westerly, a fully auditioned ensemble, represents that nation’s only independent intergenerational chorus. This means that the 80 child members of the Chorus (ages 8 to 18) sing alongside the 110 adult members of the ensemble on every performance of the season regardless of work, difficultly, or demands. This is a practice that is rare in the American choral music and makes the Chorus unique among its peers. The Chorus of Westerly’s performance season now includes several ‘Classical’ concert series, a Christmas Pops series, five performances of A Celebration of Twelfth Night, an annual Summer Pops concert in Wilcox Park (with audiences annually of 20,000 to 25,000), and several choral workshop programs and camps. The Chorus, owners and operators of the historic George Kent Performance Hall, also presents annually a Collegiate Concert Series featuring the finest student a cappella concerts in the country, and the Kent Hall Masters Series which features some of the best professional musical ensembles in the world. In addition to its performance offerings at Kent Hall, the Chorus of Westerly recently launched its Community Music Program, a new music education program designed to offer more artistic opportunities to the greater Westerly region. Offerings within the program include a youth orchestra, music and movement classes for young children, vocal classes for adult and teen singers, and music theory classes at Kent Hall. The Chorus has toured internationally three times in its history, twice to Great Britain and once to Italy. The Chorus will engage its fourth international tour in July 2014 to Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. For more information on programs of the Chorus of Westerly or on the George Kent Performance Hall, please visit www.chorusofwesterly.org or call 401.596.8663.

Saint Ann’s Church in Old Lyme presents the Lyra Choir from St. Petersburg, Russia

Saint Ann’s Church in Old Lyme presents the Lyra Choir from St. Petersburg, Russia

 

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St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Old Lyme is pleased to welcome the Lyra Choir from St. Petersburg, Russia, in concert on, Sunday,  September 28, 2014, at 7:30pm.  The Lyra Choir  is a community of professional musicians, many of whom are students or postgraduates of the renowned Saint Petersburg Conservatoire, working in different choirs throughout the city of Saint Petersburg.  Members of the Choir represent different musical professions: choir conductors, opera singers, instrumentalists, music teachers – all united by love for choir and ensemble singing.

In 2001 the Lyra Choir was awarded the Montreux (Switzerland) international choral festival diploma. In 2005 the group was also a winner of Coleraine International Choral Festival (Northern Ireland).  The main goal of the Lyra Choir is to explore and popularize Russian choral music. Through their performances, they introduce the enormous musical heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as traditions of Russian folk music to all people who are interested in Russia, its history and culture.

This concert is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.  Space is limited and the doors for the concert will open at 7:00pm. A free-will offering will be collected and the Choir will donate a portion of the offering back to Saint Ann’s to aid in the parish’s community outreach efforts.  After the concert, Saint Ann’s invites guests to join with the Lyra Choir for a gathering of fellowship and refreshments.

Saint Ann’s is an Episcopal parish in Old Lyme, CT, and, under the direction of the rector the Rev. Canon Mark K J Robinson, invites and welcomes all visitors to attend this exciting evening in their ongoing music series. Saint Ann’s is located at 82 Shore Road (Rt. 156), two miles off  I95, exit 70.  Parking is adjacent to the church. For more information contact Kathy Rowe at 860-434-1621, via email atoffice@saintannsoldlyme.org , or visit Saint Ann’s online at www.saintannsoldlyme.org.

Jewel Debuts New Song “Home to Me” to Raise Awareness for the Importance and Benefits of Public Housing

Jewel Debuts New Song “Home to Me” to Raise Awareness for the Importance and Benefits of Public Housing

New song, in collaboration with public awareness initiative ReThink, inspired by stories from around the country

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the ReThink initiative and four-time Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter Jewel will unveil a new song, “Home to Me,” to raise awareness for the benefits of public housing and to encourage Americans to rethink their perceptions of public housing. “Home to Me” is available for free download at www.ReThinkHousing.org.

The ReThink initiative and four-time Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter Jewel unveil a new song, "Home to Me," to raise awareness for the benefits of public housing and to encourage Americans to rethink their perceptions of public housing. "Home to Me" is available for free download at www.ReThinkHousing.org.

Once homeless, Jewel knows firsthand that a home is more than a place to live. “I’m so honored to share ‘Home to Me’ and my hope is that the song causes people to stop and rethink the importance of home. Millions of families, veterans, disabled and elderly citizens rely on public housing and I hope that through this new song people consider the positive impact of public housing,” says ReThink Ambassador Jewel.

Earlier this year, ReThink launched a contest asking Americans to share stories, photos and thoughts of why housing matters to them. Hundreds of people participated, and after a voting and judging process, ten finalist entries served as the inspiration to Jewel. A grand prize was awarded to Silvia Kearney of Akron, Ohio, and today, she meets Jewel at music venue The Mint in Los Angeles to hear a performance of the song her entry inspired.

“Americans believe that U.S. citizens deserve a safe and decent place to live, but there is little support for public housing. Public housing provides hope for a better future and it gives people a chance to get back on their feet,” says J. Len Williams, Chief Executive Officer at the Housing Authority of Columbus, Ga. “Jewel gives an incredible voice to this issue, and we’re thankful her new song ‘Home to Me’ speaks to the impact a home can have on the lives of individuals, families and communities.”

Public housing provides homes and services for approximately 2.2 million people in the U.S.; however, the need is much greater than that. At least half a million people including families, veterans, the elderly and disabled across the U.S. are waiting for public housing to become available.

ReThink: Why Housing Matters is an initiative that aims to encourage Americans to realize the benefits that public housing communities offer the greater community. Visit www.ReThinkHousing.org to hear Jewel’s perspective, and experience inspirational stories of public housing – and rethink its impact on individuals, families, and your own community.

Get involved and learn more on Facebook at Facebook.com/ReThinkHousing, Twitter at @ReThinkTweets, and YouTube at YouTube.com/ReThinkHousing.

About ReThink
The ReThink initiative was developed by Housing Authority Insurance, Inc. (HAI, Inc.) with the support of its trade partners in the public housing industry. HAI, Inc. is a part of HAI Group, which is a family of companies that serves the public and affordable housing community with special, niche insurance programs as well as other value-added products and services such as training and software solutions. HAI Group and its trade partners believe in supporting ReThink to further the mission and purpose of public housing to provide housing and services to millions of Americans who might otherwise be homeless.

About Housing Authority Insurance, Inc.
Housing Authority Insurance, Inc. (HAI, Inc.) sponsors programs for its membership, including insurance and risk management programs, scholarship and internship programs, and charitable activities. HAI, Inc. advocates for and supports legislative and regulatory issues that help to improve the public and affordable housing industries. HAI, Inc. is a nonprofit association incorporated in 1987.

About Jewel
From the remote ranch of her Alaskan youth to the triumph of international stardom, four-time Grammy nominee Jewel, hailed by the New York Times as a “songwriter bursting with talents,” has enjoyed career longevity rare among her generation of artists. Whether alone with her guitar or fronting a band of ace musicians, Jewel has always been a charismatic live performer, earning the respect of other singer-songwriters such as Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, who, not only invited her to open their shows, but mentored her in the early phases of her career. After a tremendous amount of success as a singer-songwriter and over 27 million albums sold, Jewel released a Greatest Hits album in 2013. The album features a collection of her most known songs as well as two new duets with Kelly Clarkson and The Pistol Annies, in addition to a new track called “Two Hearts Breaking.” She also starred as June Carter Cash in the Lifetime biopic “Ring of Fire,” which earned four Emmy nominations. In December of 2013 Jewel joined NBC’s “The Sing Off” as a new judge as well as released her much anticipated follow-up holiday album, “Let It Snow.” Currently, Jewel is recording her 13th studio album, a follow up to her first album “Pieces of You” due in 2015.

Fun at Ives Concert Park this Weekend!

Don’t Miss It!  This Weekend!

Tomorrow – Sat. Sept. 13     3 pm – 6 pm

 
 

Tickets: GA $35 in advance/$45 at the gate;

VIP $55 advance only

  

Sample more than 120 craft beers from the best American Craft Breweries

Great Food, Great Music  

 

Tickets on sale now 

 

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(This event is for ages 21-and-up only)

   

  

2 – 10 pm
Tickets On Sale Now
 
*No glass, bottles, alcohol or beverages of any kind are allowed into the park for this event.  Ives Concert Park has a number of delicious on-site food vendors to satisfy your appetite. Soft drinks, water, energy drinks, beer and wine (by the glass or bottle) are available for purchase at reasonable prices in our concession area.

DEBUT SINGLE BY THE EERIES, “COOL KID,” OUT NOW

DEBUT SINGLE, “COOL KID,” OUT NOW

Los Angeles-based alternative rock band The Eeries have announced that they will hit the road for a fall tour with former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way on October 12th. The Eeries are currently on the road with New York’s The Last Internationale for a string of U.S. shows through October 11th. In addition, the band will perform its own headline show at Hollywood’s fabled Troubadour on September 24th, which is already sold out.

THE EERIES ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR WITH GERARD WAY

Fronted by vocalist-guitarist and songwriter Isaiah Silva, The Eeries have been building quite a buzz with their song “Cool Kid” — a bracingly urgent blend of swirling dream-pop and punk-inspired alt-rock with a willful outsider vibe that neatly captures the current cultural zeitgeist when it’s suddenly cool to be uncool.… Influential Alternative Rock Station KROQ’s afternoon DJ Ted Stryker played the song on his daily 4:20 New Music Feature. The response from that initial spin landed “Cool Kid” on Night Jock Nicole Alvarez’s listener-voted “Furious 5 at 9″ later that evening (Where it has been a regular ever since).  Just a few days later “Cool Kid” found itself a spot on the official KROQ Playlist (Almost unheard of for an unsigned band). With its willful outsider vibe, “Cool Kid” is an anti-elitist, anti-hipster battle cry. That’s how A.D. Disc Jockey at Rock 105.3 in San Diego, described it on Twitter after they became the first station to start playing the song in June. The Eeries signed to Interscope Records, which officially released “Cool Kid” (b/w “Love You To Pieces”) which is available now. The band’s full-length debut album is scheduled for early next year.

Silva formed The Eeries nearly two years ago with guitarist Brandon Sweeney, drummer Nadir Maraschin, and bassist Eliot Lorango — each one of them seasoned musicians. “We’ve all had our own bands and worked our asses off touring and sleeping on hardwood floors for 120 days out of the year in a shitty van, in snowy weather, with a trailer driving from Colorado to North Dakota for 15 hours, drinking NoDoz,” says Silva. “We’ve all done session work for other bands. We’ve all been hired guns. Each one of us has done it all. That’s how I knew these were the right guys. They have all cut their teeth. We’ve all lived it.”

More news about The Eeries will be revealed soon. In the meantime, please visit: www.theeeries.com

Check out performance footage HERE
Purchase “Cool Kid” HERE

The Eeries on tour with The Last Internationale:

09/12 San Francisco, CA     DNA Lounge
09/13 Sacramento, CA         Monster Energy Aftershock Festival
09/16 Seattle, WA               El Corazon
09/17 Portland, OR              McMenamin’s Lola’s Room
09/24 Los Angeles, CA        Troubadour (headline show)

The Eeries on tour with Gerard Way:

10/12 San Francisco, CA     The Fillmore
10/13 Los Angeles, CA        The Troubadour
10/14 Los Angeles, CA        The Fonda Theatre
10/17 Philadelphia, PA         Trocadero Theatre
10/19 Boston, MA                Paradise Rock Club
10/20 New York, NY             Irving Plaza
10/22 Sayreville, NJ              Starland Ballroom
10/23 New York, NY             Webster Hall