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01 Jun
2011

Only Living Boy eats raw hearts for breakfast. Fueled by life’s stunning brokenness, the band offers an authentic and poignant experience through a distinct rock sound. The trio’s unrivaled style is a combination of 70s vinyl inherited from their parents and the alternative rock of their own MTV adolescence, rounded out with bits of jam, blues, reggae and punk. Thanks to their hometown’s suspension between Pennsylvanian woods and New York City concrete, Only Living Boy’s Northwest New Jersey roots help define its sound and attitude—organic with an edge.

In 2008 the band – seemingly as a right of passage – found that not everyone in the music industry has their best interests in mind. After much heartache, disbelief and lawyer’s bills the band surged forward to reinvent itself as Only Living Boy, named after Paul Simon’s “Only Living Boy in New York.” The change represented a significant shift in attitude, songwriting and musicianship. With newfound motivation and an evolved sound, Only Living Boy immediately recorded it’s insightful and provocative self-titled debut, which was released on Wurli Records in August 2008. The album saw national attention through reviews, interviews and airplay on large market terrestrial as well as online radio.

Throughout two years of constant national touring (200 shows/year) the band has developed a ravenous, grass roots fan-base that continues to grow with each and every show. With the upcoming release of their new album Hide Nothing (out June 18th on Hub City Music), the road “chops” of a band twice their age and the songwriting prowess that only comes from real experience, Only Living Boy is ready to seize this summer!

Hide Nothing was recorded and produced by Paul Ritchie, guitarist/song writer for Jersey shore based rock band The Parlor Mob (Road Runner Records). Get a taste of the new material next Thursday June 9th at Bowery Electric in New York City and head down to Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ for their album release show on June 18th.

Only Living Boy w/Dead Ex’s
Bowery Electric

Thursday June 9th 8PM
327 Bowery
New York, NY 10003

Lonely Puppy Blues by Hub City Music

www.onlylivingboy.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Only-Living-Boy/10955029492
http://www.youtube.com/onlylivingboymusic

02 Nov
2010

TIJUANA GIFT SHOP, THE AUDIO PERV & METROMIX PRESENT WILD TURKEY FEST AT BOWERY ELECTRIC ON NOV 23rd

SETS FROM ROBBERS ON HIGH STREET, MY COUSIN, THE EMPEROR, ONLY LIVING BOY & HEY BATTLEFIELD

Tijuana Gift Shop & The Audio Perv are joining forces for WILD TURKEY FEST on November 23rd at Bowery Electric in NYC. The pre-Thanksgiving event will feature music from Robbers On High Street, My Cousin, The Emperor, Only Living Boy and Hey Battlefield. Doors are at 8pm, tix $5 and there will be WILD TURKEY drink specials all night long.

Tuesday, November 23 – 8pm
WILD TURKEY FEST @ Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, 10003
21+
$5
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=165420370149494&num_event_invites=0

Robbers On High Street
http://www.myspace.com/robbersonhighstreet
http://robbersonhighstreet.com/

MetroMix Profile
Robbers On High Street “Electric Eye”>

Jon Pareles of the NY TIMES recently stated, “There’s a lot of the Beatles, especially their piano-pumping side, in the songs of Robbers on High Street, updated with Elvis Costello’s gruffness and a matter-of-fact desperation.” The Brooklyn outfit released the “ELECTRIC EYE” vinyl single this summer with b-side “Face The Fog” via Engine Room Recordings. The two tunes are pulled from a collection of songs comprising the band’s forthcoming third album, Hey There Golden Hair, possessing a new sound that harkens back to the brash, instantaneous pop appeal of their debut Tree City.

Fans of the Robbers’ previous single, “The Fatalist,” will recognize the calculated strut of “Electric Eye,” a song packed with enough soul claps to fill even the most discriminate dance floor; while “Face in the Fog” bounces playfully between a Gal Costa backing track and a soaring chorus dripping with vocal harmonies. Alana Harper of WNYC’s MUSIC HUB called “Electric Eye,” “an aggressively catchy tune that harks back to the big, beautiful, horn-filled pop-rock of the ’60s and ’70s.”

My Cousin The Emperor
http://mycousintheemperor.com/
http://www.myspace.com/mycousintheemperor

MetroMix Profile

My Cousin, The Emperor “Nothing Left For Us To Find”

“Hailing from the green pastures and rolling hills of Brooklyn, NY, MY COUSIN, THE EMPEROR is a young band of country punks with a book full of ragged honkey-tonk anthems,” attests RELIX MAG. They released their debut album A Long Way From Home last year and won the WNYC “Battle OF The Boroughs” for BEST BAND IN BROOKLYN and the IMA for “Best Alt Country Song.”

“They say the Devil is in the details, but God is in there too,” notes John Schaefer from WNYC-Soundcheck. “It’s those little details that can make or break a song, and I hear those details in My Cousin, The Emperor’s songs.” My Old Kentucky Blog says, “A Long Way From Home is filled to the brim with both alone-in-the-pouring-rain ballads and throw-me-another-whiskey barroom romps.” Time Out New York says “My Cousin, the Emperor makes happily gnarly music; the band’s debut album, A Long Way from Home, trades in rolling country rock & roll.” and Brooklyn Rocks blog calls the music “Reverb-heavy melancholy that is very comparable to songs from artists like Chris Isaak and Roy Orbison.”

MC, TE are releasing a single disc, double EP “THE SUBWAY EPS” in Feb 2011.

Only Living Boy
http://www.myspace.com/onlylivingboymusic
http://onlylivingboy.com/

Only Living Boy eats raw hearts for breakfast. Fueled by life’s stunning brokenness, the band offers an authentic and poignant experience through a distinct rock sound. The trio’s unrivaled style is a combination of 70s vinyl inherited from their parents and the alternative rock of their own MTV adolescence, rounded out with bits of jam, blues, reggae and punk. Thanks to their hometown’s suspension between Pennsylvanian woods and New York City concrete, Only Living Boy’s Northwest New Jersey roots help define its sound and attitude—organic with an edge.

Throughout two years of constant national touring (150-200 shows/year) the band has developed a ravenous, grass roots fan-base, which continues to grow with each and every show. They recently released of the double A Side Digital Single – “Worthless/Homesick”, possess the road chops of a band twice their age and the songwriting prowess that only comes from real experience.

Hey Battlefield
http://www.myspace.com/heybattlefield
http://heybattlefield.bandcamp.com/

“Indie-approved alt-country with touches of Caribbean and doo-wop sounds blended with their generally rollicking approach. Sounding like a mix between Bob Dylan and Joe Strummer, albeit with more irony, singer/guitarist Jason Rossi was perfunctory with a detached charm.” – BROOKLYN VEGAN

“Hey Battlefield is an example of great music made outside the grips of major-league record labels. Three masterful practitioners of various instruments and multiple genres, creating a seemingly endless stream of perfectly orchestrated original songs, and motivated by a mutual love of making and sharing music.” – V MAGAZINE

” The lyrics materialize by his low and authentic voice, complemented by a subtle use of harmonica.” – INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

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Set Times!

11:30pm – Only Living Boy
10:30pm – My Cousin, The Emperor
9:30pm – Robbers On High Street
8:30pm – Hey Battlefield

15 Mar
2010
onlylivingboy

Only Living Boy eats raw hearts for breakfast. Fueled by life’s stunning brokenness, the band’s distinct rock sound offers listeners an authentic and poignant experience. The trio’s unrivaled style is a combination of psych rock inherited from their parents’ vinyl and the alternative rock of their own MTV adolescence, woven together with threads of jam, blues, reggae and punk. Thanks to its hometown’s suspension between the woods of Pennsylvania and the concrete of New York City, Only Living Boy’s northwestern New Jersey roots help define its sound and attitude—organic with an edge.

Lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter Joe Cirotti, drummer Trevor Newcomb and bassist Eric Curley have played together in different incarnations since prepubescent basement jams. In 2005, they united as Rabid Roy, playing hundreds of gigs throughout New Jersey and New York.

In 2008, the band reinvented itself as Only Living Boy. The change represented a significant shift in attitude, songwriting and musicianship. With newfound motivation and an evolved sound, Only Living Boy recorded its insightful and provocative self-titled album, which debuted August 16, 2008. Following the release, the trio quickly began touring, playing such venues as The Knitting Factory (NYC), The Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NJ), Nectar’s (Burlington, VT), 123 Pleasant St (Morgantown, WV), The Soapbox (Wilmington, NC), Castaways (Ithaca, NY), Public Assembly (Brooklyn, NY), The Saint (Asbury Park, NJ), Preservation Pub (Knoxville, TN), Mexicali Blues (Teaneck, NJ), Cousin Larry’s (Danbury, CT), Tasty World (Athens, GA), Dante’s (Frostburg, MD), The Empty Glass (Charleston, WV), Lucky’s (Madison, WI), Big Shot’s (Clearwater, FL), HiFi Concert Club (Lakewood, OH), 10 High (Atlanta, GA). The band has shared bills with artists including former Sheryl Crow guitarist and cowriter Todd Wolfe (Easton, PA), April Smith (Brooklyn, NY), Lionize (Silver Spring, MD), Hero Pattern (Rockaway, NJ), The Loft (Nashville, TN), The Midgetmen (Austin, TX) and Dressy Bessy (Denver, CO).

Check out Only Living Boy during SXSW Wednesday March 17 at 4:30pm at our Manic Fest Destiny Party (RSVP HERE)

Mar 17 2010 4:30P The Belmont Austin, Texas
Mar 17 2010 8:00P Manic-Fest Destiny at The Belmont Austin, Texas
Mar 18 2010 12:00P sxsw Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2010 12:00P sxsw Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2010 6:00P Cafe Caffeine Austin, Texas
Mar 20 2010 12:00P sxsw Austin, Texas
Mar 21 2010 12:00P sxsw Austin, Texas
Mar 22 2010 8:00P TBA New Orleans, Louisiana
Mar 23 2010 9:00P The M at Matthew’s Birmingham, Alabama
Mar 24 2010 10:00P The Buccaneer Memphis, Tennessee
Mar 25 2010 9:00P The Basement Nashville, Tennessee
Mar 26 2010 9:00P Empty Glass Charleston, West Virginia
Mar 27 2010 9:00P Dante’s Frostburg, Maryland
Apr 6 2010 8:00P Wonder Bar Asbury Park, New Jersey
Apr 10 2010 8:00P Joe Cirotti SOLO @ Tumulty’s New Brunswick, New Jersey
Apr 16 2010 10:00P Court Tavern New Brunswick, New Jersey
Apr 24 2010 10:00P Pearly Baker’s Easton, Pennsylvania
Apr 30 2010 9:30P Bar46 Hackettstown, New Jersey

03 Mar
2010
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Everyone’s favorite time of year is coming up. That’s right, SXSW! Thanks to Tijuana Gift Shop, Exotic Recordings, Sideways Media, and Half Door Records, The Audio Perv is proud to be part of the MANIC FEST DESTINY PARTY on Wednesday March 17th AND Saturday March 20th at The Belmont on 305 West Sixth Street in Austin! RSVP HERE

The party is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, NO WRISTBANDS OR BADGES REQUIRED.

With TWO STAGES rocking with over 40 BANDS, you won’t have to leave The Belmont. You’ll be seeing some really great bands you already know as well as a bunch of new artists that you’ll be kicking yourself for not knowing now!

Keep visiting The Audio Perv every day as we’ll have features on the bands playing our awesome MANIC FEST DESTINY PARTY! (sponsored by Vitamin Water, Music180, Mike’s Hard Lemonade and The Audio Perv.)

Make sure to stop on by both days and enjoy the music and drinks!

We’ll be spotlighting the Manic Fest Destiny Party bands everyday so keep checking back to learn more about these great artists and to learn more about this kickass party!

Wed, March 17th (12noon – 2am)

MAIN STAGE
Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade – http://www.myspace.com/misstessmusic
Danielle Barbe – http://www.daniellebarbe.com/fr_home.cfm
The New Familiars – http://www.myspace.com/thenewfamiliars
Count Numbers – http://www.myspace.com/countnumberswithus
Little Fish – http://www.myspace.com/littlefishmusic
Joe Roberto and Poverty Hash – http://www.myspace.com/povertyhash
Only Living Boy – http://www.myspace.com/onlylivingboymusic
Mata Leon – http://www.myspace.com/mataleonmusic
The Black & White Years – http://www.myspace.com/theblackandwhiteyears
City On The Make – http://www.myspace.com/cityonthemake
The Art of Shooting – http://www.myspace.com/theartofshooting
Dirty Sweet – http://www.myspace.com/dirtysweetmusic
Middle Distance Runner – http://www.myspace.com/middledistancerunner
The Stone Foxes – http://www.myspace.com/thestonefoxes
Holy Ghost Tent Revival – http://www.myspace.com/hgtr
Saint Bernadette – http://www.myspace.com/saintbernadette
The Jim Jones Revue – http://www.myspace.com/thejimjonesrevue

INDOOR STAGE
Gabriel Miller-Phillips – http://www.myspace.com/gabrielmillerphillips
Todd Wright – http://www.myspace.com/orangepopsongs
Noah Engh – http://www.myspace.com/noahengh
The Hot Seats – http://www.myspace.com/thehotseatsrva
Kate Miller Heideke – http://www.myspace.com/katemillerheidke
Karnivool (acoustic) – http://www.myspace.com/karnivool
KAV (acoustic) – http://www.myspace.com/kavsonic
McAlister Drive – http://www.myspace.com/mcalisterdrive
Danny Ross – http://www.myspace.com/dannyrossmusic
Stephaniesid – http://www.myspace.com/stephaniesid
Shayna Zaid – http://www.myspace.com/shaynazaid
Big Light – http://www.myspace.com/biglightband
Daphne Willis – http://www.myspace.com/daphnewillismusic
Common Prayer – http://www.myspace.com/commonprayer
The Silent League – http://www.myspace.com/thesilentleague
Vanaprasta – http://www.myspace.com/vanaprasta
Drew Peterson – http://www.myspace.com/drewsmusic
Vonyse – http://www.myspace.com/vonyse
BECCA – http://www.myspace.com/beccachanofficial

&

Sat, March 20th (12noon – 6pm)

MAIN STAGE
Danielle Barbe – http://www.daniellebarbe.com/fr_home.cfm
Voxhaul Broadcast- http://www.myspace.com/voxhaulbroadcast
Red Cortez – http://www.myspace.com/redcortezband
Big Rock Candy Mountain – http://www.myspace.com/bigrockcandymountain
The Art Of Shooting – http://www.myspace.com/theartofshooting
KAV – http://www.myspace.com/kavsonic
Crash Kings – http://www.myspace.com/crashkings
Israel Nash Gripka & The Fieros – http://www.myspace.com/israelgripka / http://www.myspace.com/thefieros

INDOOR STAGE
Andrew Ripp – http://www.myspace.com/andrewripp
Dirty Sweet – http://www.myspace.com/dirtysweetmusic
Left Lane Cruiser – http://www.myspace.com/leftlanecruiser
Joe Roberto and Poverty Hash – http://www.myspace.com/povertyhash
Saint Bernadette – http://www.myspace.com/saintbernadette
Karnivool (acoustic) – http://www.myspace.com/karnivool
The Spring Standards – http://www.myspace.com/thespringstandards
Lawrence Arabia – http://www.myspace.com/lawrencearabia