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May 2, 2016

The Frights Announce 2016 Summer Tour Dates

TOUR WITH HUNNY KICKS OFF JULY 19
IN PHOENIX, AZ AT THE REBEL LOUNGE

NEW ALBUM
"YOU ARE GOING TO HATE THIS"
OUT NOW


Time is the only thing that keeps bringing The Frights down, so enough with the resting downtime.  

The Frights have announced the SUMMER 2016 tour of North America, which will find Mikey, Richard and Marc caravanning across the fruited plains with with Hunny and Gym Shorts.

The Frights' SUMMER 2016 kicks off July 19 in Phoenix, AZ and will go on to hit more than 25 major cities, from sea to shining sea.  

The tour will wrap up on August 23
 in San Francisco, CA at Rickshaw Stop. 

A full list of tour dates can be found below with tickets available now here.
 
With deadly live chops honed on their first national tour this winter, The Frights will first help detonate a rock bomb in Orange County for 'Two Nights, Not Enough Sleep' - the upcoming weekend extravaganza at The Observatory in Santa Ana on May 13 and 14 with FIDLAR, SWMRS and No Parents.
 
The Frights' dangerbird records debut album "You Are Going To Hate This" (produced by FIDLAR vocalist Zac Carper), released in February, delivers - from the trippily raw fever dream of "Puppy Knuckles" to the shimmering guitar lines and frank confessions of "Afraid Of The Dark". 
Amoeba Music said The Frights "make music that's a lot smarter than it would appear. Beneath the bratty, corrosive surface lies a rare tunefulness and dedication to dialing up rock's past...startlingly great at kicking out the garagey jams."  
The anthemic single "Kids," sports a hand-crafted music video that Interview Magazine praised as the "intersection of Keith Haring's artworks and Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo."  Watch the official music video for "Kids".
 
Before hitting the road, The Frights join Cheap Trick, The Offspring, Wolfmother and more at Sleep Train Amphitheater in Chula Vista, CA for 91X X-Fest in their hometown of San Diego.  

Tickets are on sale now at: 91x.com/event/x-fest-2016/


The Frights - Upcoming Tour Dates
May 13 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA ^
May 14 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
June 5  - 91X X-Fest @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre - Chula Vista, CA *

July 19th - The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ #
July 21st - Three Links, Dallas, TX #
July 22nd - Korova, San Antonio, TX #
July 23rd - Stubbs, Austin, TX #
July 24th - White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX #
July 27th - 1904 Music Hall, Jacksonville, FL #
July 28th - New World Brewery, Tampa, FL #
July 29th - Kelsey Theater, Lake Park, FL #
July 30th - Backbooth, Orlando, FL #
July 31st - Masquerade, Atlanta, GA # 
August 2nd - Twelfth and Porter, Nashville, TN #
August 3rd - Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC #
August 4th - The Foundry, Philadelphia, PA #
August 5th - The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY #
August 6th - Bill's Bar, Boston, MA #
August 7th - DC9, Washington DC #
August 9th - Fairmount Theatre, Montreal, QC #
August 10th - The Velvet Underground, Toronto, ON #
August 11th - The Pike Room, Pontiac, MI #
August 12th - Now That's Class, Cleveland, OH #
August 13th - Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL #
August 15th - Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO #
August 16th - Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT #
August 23rd - Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA #
 
^ with FIDLAR, Swmrs, No Parents
* with Cheap Trick, Offspring, Wolfmother
# with Hunny, Gym Shorts

May 1, 2016

Check Out THE NICE GUYS Retro Trailer



Set in 1970s Los Angeles, down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star.

During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.

#TheNiceGuys
In Theaters May 20

HARMONY Trailer Out Now



In an alternate version of 19th century London, the world has been revolutionized by "corpse reanimation technology" creating armies of undead who serve the living as laborers across the globe.

In a future ruled by an unwavering dedication to good health, three high school girls led by the defiant Miach Mihie attempt suicide as the ultimate act of rebellion.

Tuan Kirie survives, but can't shake the hatred she has for the "perfect world" she lives in.

Years later, a simultaneous mass suicide rocks the globe and sends society into a state of shock.

A small group stands up to take credit for the event, claiming they've hijacked the consciousness of every person on the planet.

Everything about the terrorists' message sounds too familiar to Tuan.

She suspects her old friend Miach might be involved, but how could that be when she'd supposedly killed herself years earlier?

Desperate for answers, Tuan launches an investigation that takes her across the globe chasing the ghost of her old friend.

But what is Miach's end game? Will she finally wake the world from its monotonous slumber? Or, end it all for good?

For more information on "Harmony," visit funimationfilms.com/harmony.

"Harmony" In Theaters Nationwide on May 17 & 18

Boy Band Los 5 Heats Up Universal CityWalk with a Free 5 Towers Concert Performance

Emerging Los Angeles-based Bilingual Boy Band Los 5 
Heats Up Universal CityWalk with a Free “5 Towers” Concert Performance 
Celebrating the May 6 Debut of their Anticipated EP 
“Meet Los 5”

Fresh off their live national television performance on the TODAY show, and chosen as Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month, rising Latin pop stars and CityWalk street performers Los 5 premieres their new album “Meet Los 5” for a crowd of excited fans in free “5 Towers” concert at Universal CityWalk.

Hailing from across the globe, including Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, and now residing in L.A., Los 5 – made up of Juan Pablo Casillas (lead vocals), Matt Rey (rap vocals), Ismael Cano, Jr. (guitar and backing vocals), Hector Rodriguez (bass) and Tomas Slemenson (drums) – features an eclectic blend of pop, rock, rap and Latin sounds as previewed on their hit-single “Mañana,” which garnered national radio airplay.

Expected to attract hundreds of enthusiastic global fans, Los 5’s free “5 Towers” concert performance will showcase a selection of English and Spanish pop-rock songs from their all-new EP, “Meet Los 5,” including their current pop-single “Poquito Mas.” Los 5 will release their debut EP on May 6.

A meet and greet will follow the concert for select fans who advance purchase a copy of the album.

For Universal CityWalk’s upcoming events, please visit CityWalkHollywood.com. Regular updates also can be found on CityWalk’s Twitter @CityWalkLA, Facebook-UniversalCityWalk Hollywood and Instagram @CityWalkLA.

Kings Sign Defenseman Paul LaDue To A One-Year Entry-Level Contract

The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Paul LaDue to a one-year entry-level contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced on April 29.

The 23-year-old LaDue (born Sept. 6, 1992) is a 6-1, 186-pound native of Grand Forks, N.D. who appeared in 41 games this season with the University of North Dakota (NCAA), tallying 19 points (5-14=19), a plus-31 rating and 14 penalty minutes.

LaDue helped lead North Dakota to the National Championship this season, recording an assist in a 5-1 win over the top-seeded Quinnipiac University in the National Championship game.

A sixth-round (181st overall) selection of the Kings at the 2012 NHL Draft, LaDue appeared in 123 games over three seasons with North Dakota, recording 62 points (16-46=62) and 68 penalty minutes. LaDue as helped North Dakota reach the Frozen Four each season he has been there.

Anze Kopitar nominated for Lady Byng Trophy

Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar was nominated for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy on April 30, the National Hockey League announced.

The Lady Byng Trophy is awarded to the player who is best at combining sportsmanship and ability.

Kopitar was selected as a finalist for the Lady Byng in 2015 and 2010.  The following Kings have won the Lady Byng: Wayne Gretzky-1994, 1992 and 1991; Butch Goring-1978; Marcel Dionne-1977.  Other Kings to have been a finalist are: Ziggy Palffy (2001), Gretzky (1990 and 1989), Jimmy Carson (1988), Dionne (1983, 1980 and 1979), Goring (1976, 1975 and 1974) and Bob Nevin (1975).

The other finalists this year are Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers and Loui Eriksson of the Boston Bruins.

On Thursday Kopitar was nominated for the 2016 Selke Trophy.

Below is a look at Kopitar’s 2015-16 regular season notes and statistics:
2015-16 Notes: Recipient of Kings Leading Scorer Award for the ninth straight season (longest in Kings history, previously Marcel Dionne held the record with eight straight years from 1975-76 to 1982-83)…Awarded the Bill Libby Memorial Award as the Kings Most Valuable Player and was voted the McDonald’s Player of the Month by the fans three times (November, December and January)…From Nov. 20 through the end of the season he posted 66 points (20-46=66), good for fourth in scoring and third in assists…Led the team in points (74), assists (25), GWG (8), overtime goals (4; franchise record), ranked second in goals (25) and in plus/minus (+34)…Registered an assist in each of the last three games of the season (0-4=4), April 5-April 9…Had a six-game point-streak (4-5=9), March 12-March 21…Surpassed Bernie Nicholls (431) for 5th on the Kings all-time assist list, March 15 at DAL…Tallied a four-game point streak (2-4=6), Feb. 28-March 7…Registered his third career hat-trick (3-0=3; last: Mar. 11, 2011 at CBJ), Feb. 12 at NYR…Surpassed Butch Goring for seventh on the Kings all-time games played list (736) and the all-time points list (659), Feb. 12 at NYR…Had a five-game assist streak (0-7=7), Jan. 24-Feb. 9…Had a five-game point streak (3-7=10), Jan. 9-Jan. 19, and a four-game assist streak (2-7=9), Jan. 11-Jan. 19…Had a career-tying six-game assist streak (1-9=10), Dec. 26-Jan. 4…Tied his career-high for assist in a game (0-4=4), Dec. 28 at VAN (third time, last: Dec. 18, 2014 vs. STL)...Tallied his 400th career NHL assist (0-1=1), Dec. 6 vs. TBL, becoming the sixth Kings player to reach 400 assists…Appeared in his 700th NHL game, Nov. 14 vs. EDM…Surpassed Charlie Simmer (222) for seventh on the Kings all-time goals list, Nov. 7 vs. FLA.

Apr 30, 2016

Thisfunktional Podcast #29 - Interview with Savage Master's lead singer Stacey Savage


Written by Jesus Figueroa

Savage Master's lead singer Stacey Savage talks with Jesus, @Thisfunktional of thisfunktional.com, about the steady pace the band has been on, Savage Master being the first band she's fronted and about the style of the band.

(Originally aired on Entertainment Mayhem, a Radionomy station)

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Thisfunktional Podcast #28 - Interview with Latina reggae singer Soi (Spanish)


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Latina Reggae singer Soi talks with Jesus, @thisfunktional of thisfunktional.com, about being a Latina singing reggae, finding her inspiration and her upcoming debut album.

(Originally aired on Entertainment Mayhem, a Radionomy station)

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Thisfunktional Podcast #27 - Interview with Las Cafeteras member Hector Florez


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Las Cafeteras' Hector Florez chats with Jesus, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about where the band is headed, their live video for "Señor Presidente" and an upcoming album releasing this fall.

This is the fourth year in a row that Las Cafeteras have talked to thisfunktional.

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Thisfunktional Podcast #26 - Interview with Country Music Newcomer Denny Strickland


Written by Jesus Figueroa

Country Music Newcomer Denny Strickland chats with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about his tribute to Kris Kristofferson and where his new career goes from there.

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