2010 August | The Audio Perv - Part 4
Archive for August, 2010
27 Aug

Canada’s Abandon All Ships has launched a pre order for its forthcoming Velocity/Rise Records debut full-length Geeving at http://new.merchnow.com/catalogs/abandon-all-ships.

Geeving hits stores October 5th.

Velocity Records is now streaming a new AAS track called “Megawacko2.0” on http://velocityrock.tumblr.com.

Hailing straight from the club district of Toronto ON, Abandon All Ships has been quickly winning fans over with a unique mix of hardcore, euro and dance. The band spent 2009 heavily touring North America on the release of its self titled/self released debut EP. With a new record on deck this fall, and a tour schedule that won’t let up, 2010 is looking like a big year for Abandon All Ships.

Watch for Abandon All Ships on tour with We Came As Romans starting this week (see dates below).

Tour Dates:

Aug 25 2010 Opera House Toronto, ON, Canada
Aug 27 2010 The Hayloft w/We Came As Romans Mt. Clemens, MI
Aug 28 2010 The Mixtape Cafe w/We Came As Romans Grand Rapids, Michigan
Aug 29 2010 Emerson Theatre w/We Came As Romans Indianapolis, IN
Aug 30 2010 BONEY JUNE’S w/We Came As Romans Evansville, Indiana
Aug 31 2010 Skull Alley w/We Came As Romans Louisville, KY
Sep 1 2010 The Attic w/We Came As Romans Kettering, OH, CANADA
Sep 2 2010 Headliners w/We Came As Romans Toledo, OH
Sep 3 2010 Peabody’s w/We Came As Romans Cleveland, OH
Sep 4 2010 Hangar 84 w/We Came As Romans Vineland, NJ
Sep 5 2010 Anti-Gravity Skate Park w/We Came As Romans Newport News, VA
Sep 6 2010 The Brewery w/We Came As Romans Raleigh, NC
Sep 8 2010 New Brookland Tavern w/We Came As Romans Columbia, SC
Sep 9 2010 Jack Rabbit’s w/We Came As Romans Jacksonville, Florida
Sep 10 2010 Ground Control w/We Came As Romans West Palm Beach, FL
Sep 11 2010 Big Daddy’s w/We Came As Romans Tallahassee, FL
Sep 12 2010 The High Ground w/We Came As Romans Metairie, LA
Sep 13 2010 House of Rock w/We Came As Romans Corpus Christi, TX
Sep 14 2010 Las Palmas Event Center w/We Came As Romans McAllen, TX
Sep 16 2010 Tequila Jungle w/We Came As Romans Lubbock, TX
Sep 17 2010 The Hangar w/We Came As Romans Wichita Falls, TX
Sep 18 2010 Ridglea Theatre w/ We Came As Romans Fort Worth, TX
Sep 19 2010 The Marquee w/We Came As Romans Tulsa, OK
Sep 20 2010 Oz Cafe w/We Came As Romans Wichita, KS
Sep 21 2010 Black Sheep w/We Came As Romans Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 23 2010 Chain Reaction w/We Came As Romans Anaheim, CA
Sep 24 2010 Chain Reaction w/We Came As Romans Anaheim, CA
Sep 25 2010 VVEC Victorville, CA
Sep 26 2010 The Boardwalk w/We Came As Romans Orangevale, California
Sep 27 2010 Hawthorne Theatre w/We Came As Romans Portland, OR
Sep 28 2010 El Corazon w/We Came As Romans Seattle, WA
Nov 4 2010 The Venue w/Miss May I Boise, ID
Nov 12 2010 Soma Sidestage w/Miss May I San Diego, California
Nov 13 2010 The Clubhouse w/Miss May I Tempe, AZ




27 Aug

Good Charlotte’s new single, “Like It’s Her Birthday,” is available on iTunes now. The guys took some time to record a video message for their fans to announce the release and share how excited they are that the song is out.

“Like It’s Her Birthday” will appear on Good Charlotte’s fifth studio album, Cardiology, due out October 26th on Capitol Records.

27 Aug

Go behind the scenes with Katy Perry and Will Cotton at the shoot for her album artwork. Fans can also find out exactly how the cotton candy scented packaging was produced from start to finish.

Katy rocked TODAY’s Toyota Concert Series this morning where she also discussed how she came up with the cotton candy idea.

Teenage Dream is available on iTunes now.

27 Aug

Spacehog, the English rock band comprised of brothers Royston Langdon (Vocals and Bass Guitar) and Anthony Langdon (Guitar and Vocals), Jonny Cragg, (Drums) and Richard Steel (Lead Guitar) will be reuniting to play a select number of tour dates which can be seen below. The band, heavily influenced by David Bowie, Queen, and T.Rex, is known for their legendary concerts in the East Village and creating their own genre of sound by colliding their influences with a wall of distorted guitars daring vocals.

The band’s debut album, Resident Alien, went gold on the Billboard charts, selling a million copies and spawned the hit single and video “In the Meantime” as well as the single “Cruel To Be Kind”.

It’s been 9 years since Spacehog have come together. The group has begun working on their yet to be titled fourth album with Bryce Goggin (Ramones, Phish). The evolved sound can only be described as epic and revolutionary for the band.

Fans can now listen to their first record track since 2001 entitled “Sunset Blvd.” For the latest news visit www.Spacehog.com!

US Tour Dates:

9/22 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
9/23 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
9/25 – Cubby Bear – Chicago, IL
9/26 – The Basement – Columbus, OH

Sunset Bvld by Spacehog by user7156466

27 Aug

Singer Songwriter Brendan James is no stranger to the road. After the release of his debut album The Day Is Brave, he hit the ground running to support it from coast to coast. “I went to 40 states, ate at 330 restaurants, stayed in 210 hotels, and slept on one boat… I know because I wrote it all down,” he says with a laugh.

Now Brendan is hitting the road again in support of his self-titled sophomore release (see below for a full list of dates), and is giving fans the opportunity to win tickets to his shows from September 7th through October 1st. Log in to Twitter at BrendanJamesLive.PromoJam.com to see the dates and tweet for a chance to win tickets. Winners will be chosen on September 6th.

Pre-order the new album on iTunes, and look for the record in stores on September 7th. Visit BrendanJames.com for all the latest information.

Brendan James Tour Dates
8/27 Pullman, WA @ Carey Senior Ballroom
8/28 Portland, OR @ The Woods
8/30 Arcata, CA @ The Depot
8/31 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe DuNord
9/3 Ventura, CA @ Zoey’s Cafe
9/4 Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho
9/7 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint
9/8 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
9/12 Denver, CO @ Soiled Dove
9/13 Apsen, CO @ Belly Up
9/16 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
9/18 Evanston, IL @ The Space
9/20 Grand Rapids, MI @ MXTP
9/21 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
9/22 Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
9/23 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
9/26 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
9/27 Boston, MA @ Harper’s Ferry
9/28 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe
9/29 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
10/1 Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe

27 Aug


Visit http://www.aclfestival.com/contests/portugal-the-man for all the contest details. Prizes also include breakfast with the band, a signed Gibson guitar, and a 1-year subscription to SPIN magazine. Contest ends Aug. 31.

In other PTM news, check out the new acoustic video posted yesterday for “The Home” on the band’s website: www.portugaltheman.com.

* 9/20-10/3 with Primus’ “The Oddity Faire 2010”

20 Eagle, ID Eagle Park Pavilion
21 Central Point, OR Lithia Motors Amphitheater
22 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
24 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater @ Qwest Field Events Center
25 Vancouver, BC PNE Forum
27 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Centre
28 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom @ University of Calgary
30 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre

1 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
2 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
3 Detroit, MI Fillmore Detroit
5 Urbana, IL The Canopy Club
7 Fayetteville, AR George’s Majestic Lounge
8 Fort Worth, TX Aardvark
10 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival @ Zilker Park
11 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s — Upstairs
12 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
14 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Soundstage
15 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
16 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
17 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
20 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
22 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
23 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
28 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
29 San Diego, CA House of Blues
30 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theater

27 Aug

California sensations and the fastest rising band in LA, VOXHAUL BROADCAST are currently touring to build steam for the release of their appropriately titled upcoming debut full-length, Timing Is Everything. They’ll be rolling into town with their trademark blend of r&b, rock and soul to FONTANA’S on WED, SEPT 8th and THE ROCK SHOP on SAT, SEPT 11th.

FILTER MAGAZINE just premiered “Leaving On The 5th” from Timing Is Everything saying, “The upbeat, indie-rock jam is fitting for a Sunday morning drive or just hanging out at your desk, pretending you’re working.”

Download “Leaving On The 5th”

You can also check out a live living room performance of “Leaving On The 5th” forThe Wilcox Sessions:

WED, SEPT 8 – 8pm
105 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002-4482
(212) 334-6740

SAT, SEPT 11 – 8pm
249 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 230-5740
w/ Robbers On High Street

“Yet another great Southern California band set to make waves. Already getting airplay in the U.K. (why is it the Brits ‘get’ our bands before we do?), they mix up classic soul-singer influences with catchy guitar rock.”
- Nic Harcourt, LA MAGAZINE

“L.A.’s own Voxhaul Broadcast are a band to watch in 2010, creating hook-filled anthems of love and longing.”

“fast-rising soul-pop quartet”

“I f***ing love this track by Voxhaul Broadcast. ‘Fact or Fiction’. Someone sign them!”
- Chris Martin, NME RADIO


27 Aug

Liars and cheaters beware – “Stuttering,” the new single from 21 Music/Island Records artist Fefe Dobson will explode across the net this weekend, with a free download campaign starting today on www.tweematic.com/dobson and www.FefeDobson.com, Fefe’s newly launched website.

“Stuttering,” up for sale at iTunes on September 7th, is the latest track from her upcoming release, Joy. In addition to the free download, Fefe has launched a YouTube video contest for “Stuttering” today where entrants can submit their own video. At the end of October, the creator of the video with the most views win a trip to meet Fefe Dobson in a selected city! Watch Fefe explain the contest and enter on Youtube here

Connect with FEFE DOBSON

27 Aug

10 Years’ bassist, Lewis Cosby, recently checked in from the road to thank fans for their support and to remind everyone to pick up their third studio album, Feeding the Wolves, in stores everywhere Tuesday, August 31. Check out the video at 10 Years’ Facebook page and then head over to YouTube to watch the official commercial spot for the release of Feeding the Wolves.

10 Years will also premiere the official music video for the thunderous lead single, “Shoot It Out,” on VEVO next Tuesday to coincide with the release of their new album.

Fans can now stream Feeding the Wolves at www.10YearsMusic.com before the August 31 release.

27 Aug

Film School is calling all fans and designers to design the official merch for their upcoming tour. The band is looking for drawings of striped animals (think zebras, tigers, fish, snakes) where the stripes on the animals are inspired by/resemble the stripes of the Fission album artwork.

Fans will vote on their favorite designs and then Film School will choose 3 winners from the most popular images.

10% of all proceeds from the merch will be donated to Tony LaRussa’s ARF, an organization that saves dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters.

For more details, visit:


Film School’s new record, Fission, is out next week, August 31 on Hi Speed Soul.


Sept 19 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
Sept 20 – Tucson, AZ – Plush
Sept 22 – Dallas, TX – The Nightmare
Sept 23 – Austin, TX – The Parish
Sept 24 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
Sept 25 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sept 27 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506

with The Depreciation Guild:
Sept 28 – Washington, DC – DC9
Sept 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Sept 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
Oct 01 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Oct 02 – Cambridge, MA – TT The Bears
Oct 03 – Montreal, QC, Canada – Pop Montreal at Casa Del Popolo
Oct 04 – Toronto, ON, Canada – El Mocambo
Oct 06 – St Louis, MO – Firebird
Oct 07 – Newport, KY – Southgate House
Oct 08 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
Oct 09 – Milwaukee, WI – The Cactus Club
Oct 10 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Oct 11 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room w/ The Depreciation Guild
Oct 12 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
Oct 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Oct 15 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
Oct 16 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

with Love Like Fire
Oct 19 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Oct 20 – Santa Cruz – The Crepe Place
Oct 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo