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Jason Castro's Debut: File Under 'Worst Album Covers Of All Time'

March 16th, 2010 11:00am EDT
Jason Castro
Atlantic recording artist Jason Castro has unveiled details of his much-anticipated debut LP. "Jason Castro" arrives in stores and at all online retailers on April 13th.

The self-titled album will be preceded by the new single, "That's What I'm Here For." The track hit Hot AC radio outlets nationwide on March 8th. That same day would also see "That's What I'm Here For" - coupled with an exclusive rendition of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," one of the songs that helped earn him a third-runner up finish on the 2008 season of Fox's "American Idol" - go on sale at digital retailers everywher...
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Parachute To Release 'Losing Sleep' May 19

April 29th, 2009 5:00pm EDT
Parachute
Parachute's debut album on Mercury/Island Def Jam Music takes off from the individual members' shared histories, from "She Is Love", the ballad torch song and first single, with its Van Morrison-like scatting by lead singer Will Anderson, to Nate McFarland's chiming, The Edge-styled chunks of guitar laced through "Back Again", "Under Control", "Ghost", "Words Meet Heartbeats", and "All That I Am".

Plus, check out these exclusive acoustic performances from Parachute's recent visit with CosmoGirl.com:

"She Is Love"

"Liz (She)"

"She Is Love" Video:

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Marc Broussard Returns With 'Keep Coming Back,' Due Sept. 16

July 21st, 2008 5:30pm EDT
Marc Broussard
Atlantic Records is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the eagerly awaited new album from acclaimed singer/songwriter Marc Broussard. "Keep Coming Back" will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on September 16th.

"Keep Coming Back" more than confirms Broussard as an artist uniquely gifted in channeling the multiple spirits of classic R&B and soul into contemporary terms. The Louisiana-based bayou soul troubadour recorded the collection earlier this year in a whirlwind 11-day session at Nashville's historic Ocean Way Studios. Broussard was joined in the studio by...
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Hard Rock International Releases All-Star Charity CD

November 4th, 2007 8:00pm EST
Bruce Springsteen
Hard Rock International differentiates itself with Rock, but philanthropy is the company's soul. Hard Rock has remained true to its "Love All, Serve All" creed since the company's founding in 1971 – a motto that can be heard or seen at every Hard Rock location around the world. Continuing its pledge to serving others, Hard Rock is proud to announce the launch of SERVE2 – a benefit compilation CD, featuring previously unreleased tracks from some of music's most influential artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Joss Stone, KT Tunstall and more – to benefit WHY (Wo...
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MySpace Records Releases Soundtrack To Widely Acclaimed ABC Series 'Kyle XY'

May 29th, 2007 8:30pm EDT
Kyle XY
Since debuting on the ABC Family Channel exactly a year ago, Kyle XY has experienced unprecedented success for the network. This week MySpace Records released the original soundtrack for the show's first season.

Music has played an important part in every episode of the series and pivotal tracks from the first season on the record include indie faves Earlimart, O.A.R., Matt Kearney, The 88, Cary Brothers, and Mates of State. In addition, MySpace Records' artists, Sherwood and Kate Voegele, whose music will be featured in season two, are included on the compilation. Coinciding with the...
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O.A.R. Announce 'Spring Fling' And New Live CD/DVD

February 15th, 2007 9:36am EST
O.A.R.
O.A.R. has announced details of their upcoming spring tour. The schedule begins March 1 at the Landmark theater in Syracuse, New York, with dates continuing through early May. The trek also includes a March 11 performance at the annual Langerado Music Festival in Sunrise, Florida.

On January 27, O.A.R. played to a sold-out audience at their eagerly awaited return to New York City's Madison Square Garden. This marked the second time the band had filled the legendary venue, following their debut appearance at the World's Most Famous Arena in January 2006.

The concert was filmed a...
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Todd Carey Readies Sophomore Effort "Watching Waiting," Due March 27

January 18th, 2007 10:55am EST
Todd Carey
Windy City rock/soul singer-songwriter Todd Carey has wrapped work on his new set Watching Waiting due out on March 27 on Inspiration Factory Records (distributed by High Wire Music / Fontana). For the effort, Carey's second, he recruited acclaimed producer Marshall Altman (Marc Broussard, Matt Nathanson, Brooke Fraser), engineer/producer Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Rachael Yamagata) and mixer Brian Malouf (Pink, Natasha Bedingfield, O.A.R.).

From the party-hearty declaration of "Friday Night," to the explosive communication breakdown of "Back Off Baby," and the earnest insights of "King o...
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10,000 Lakes Festival Heads Into Fifth Year with Jam Heavyweights

December 7th, 2006 4:36pm EST
10KLF
The fifth annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) will provide an unforgettable weekend of live musical performances and campout experiences held July 18 – 21 at the scenic Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. A yearly tradition for music lovers nationwide, 10KLF has quickly established itself as a premier festival destination.

The initial festival artist lineup includes members of the Grateful Dead and Phish leading their contemporary ensembles, along with a diverse cross-section of talent from the improvisational music scene. With dozens of bands still to be added in the coming m...
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Roots of Creation and Bombshelter Records Present The Brand New Album "Rise Up"

November 22nd, 2006 10:34am EST
Roots of Creation
"This reggae-based group from the Northeast has proven their ingenuity on Rise Up, their second album. Using reggae's rhythms and mindset as a starting point, ROC proceeds to integrate the infectious hooks and songwriting of rock, the instrumental alchemy of jazz, and the pulse-pounding beats of hip-hop into their energetic sound." - Bryan Rogers, HGMN

"Roots of Creation have become kingpins on the happening ham scene, setting themselves apart with music that is fused with some strict social values and a desire to save the world. Superheroes? Maybe a little. Their sound is reminiscent ...
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Musicians Support Headcount.org With "Get Out And Vote" Email Campaign

November 2nd, 2006 11:04am EST
Dave Matthews Band
Non-partisan, non-profit voter registration organization HeadCount.org has enlisted the help of its artist partners to generate over one million e-mails to music fans reminding them to vote.

Dave Matthews Band kicked off the campaign on Tuesday, one week before the election, with an e-mail sent directly to the hundreds of thousands of fans on the band's private e-mail list.

"Election Day Is One Week Away," the e-mail read. "Dave Matthews Band wants to encourage everyone to let your voice be heard by remembering to vote on Election Day."

The message also contained a link to w...
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Dave Matthews Band Summer 2006 Tour Dates

March 2nd, 2006 11:14am EST
Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band announced today the dates for their 2006 summer tour. Thus far 49 concert appearances have been confirmed in 37 cities across the country. More dates will be added in the coming weeks. As it stands now, the tour begins on May 30th in Maryland Heights, Missouri at the UMB Bank Pavilion with dates confirmed through September 23rd when the band finishes up in their hometown of Charlottesville, VA at the John Paul Jones Arena. Most dates will go on sale to the general public on April 8th, but check the band's website for the most up to date on sale information.

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Trey Anastasio, String Cheese Incident To Headline 4th Annual 10,000 Lakes Festival

February 22nd, 2006 12:38pm EST
Trey Anastasio
The 4th Annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) will open its gates July 19-22, 2006 at the scenic Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, MN for four special days of live musical performances and campout experiences in the Minnesota North Woods.

The 10,000 Lakes Festival community comes together once a year to celebrate great music in an enchanting natural setting within a participatory, dynamic festival environment. In 2005, the Minneapolis Star Tribune admired that the 10,000 Lakes Festival was "filled with thousands of good vibes." Jambase.com calls 10KLF "gold from the North Country." The ...
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Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guests & Musical Acts For January

January 6th, 2006 3:27pm EST
NBC has released the list of guests and musical performers on Late Night With Conan O'Brien for the remainder of the month of January. Some notable guests include Elijah Wood, Kate Beckinsale, Nia Long and Queen Latifah. The full list is below...

These listings are subject to change. More performers/guests are still TBA. Check local listings for exact showtimes.

Friday, Jan. 6:

Alan Cumming, Sarah Chalke, Living Things

Monday, Jan. 9:

John Leguizamo, John Tesh, Christy Martin

Tuesday, Jan. 10:

Jimmy Carr

Wednesday, Jan. 11:

LL Cool J, John Daly, O.A.R.

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