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Jun 30, 2015

JONNY POLONSKY Premieres Music Video for 'Lay Down Your Arms'

JONNY POLONSKY
Premieres Music Video for
"Lay Down Your Arms" via CLASH Magazine
Check it out, here: bit.ly/CLASHjp
"Jonny Polonsky may well be a new name to most, but mark it down - it's one you'll hear again and again...New album 'The Other Side of Midnight' is out now, and captured a certain David Lynch-ian treatment of the twilight gloom."
-CLASH Magazine 
New Album "The Other Side of Midnight" Out Now
Mixed at David Lynch's Asymmetrical Studios and Mixed by Lynch's
Longtime Collaborator/Engineer, Dean Hurley (Twin Peaks)



"It's a haunting and driving mix of distorted guitar strums, gritty brooding vocals and a haunting atmospheric that is both melodic and mysterious."
-EARMILK
"The guy was born to be a rock star and he makes the music to back it up."
- Black Francis of The Pixies
"Baby, you're a real motherfucker. And I mean that in the best sense of the word."
- Neil Diamond
"He came to CBGB's Gallery and ripped it up...The charm of it is that he's brought it into his own thing... He does it with soul."
- Jeff Buckley

Playboy playmate Raquel Pomplun hosts ‘Self/less’ screening

Written by Jesus Figueroa

First Mexican-American Playmate of the year Raquel Pomplun hosts a special iPic theater screening of “Self/less” in Los Angeles.

After the screening Pomplun joined guests at a reception where she spoke with guest and took photos.

As a biochemistry major, Pomplun was thrilled at the opportunity to host the screening for the sci-fi film.

Savannah Releases New EP 'TEMPUS'

Stream "TEMPUS" on Diffuser.fm, here: http://bit.ly/1dsSfNo

Stream "TEMPUS" on Spotify, here: spoti.fi/1KqVQKE


Purchase Savannah's "VITA" EP on iTunes, here: apple.co/1KBOyAn

Listen to "Love Ain't On Your Side" on Baeble Music, here: bit.ly/1GaFgKK

Listen to "Young and Naïve" on EARMILK, here: bit.ly/1SNnenB

Watch Music Video for "Can't Stop," here: bit.ly/1KBONeB

Orlando's own Savannah has officially released their new EP "TEMPUS."

"TEMPUS" is the second installment within a three-part release entitled "SPECTRUM," which will release as a full album in the Fall.

Savannah also teamed up with Diffuser.fm to exclusively stream the EP here: bit.ly/1dsSfNo.

TEMPUS is now available for streaming on Spotify, here: spoti.fi/1KqVQKE.

BIG NEWS FROM MCZ AND ANIME EXPO

MOMOIRO CLOVER Z TO HOST SPECIAL FAN EVENT JULY 1
7-9 PM AT JW MARRIOTT HOTEL/DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES:
TICKETS STILL ON SALE FOR MCZ JULY 2 CONCERT
HOSTED BY KISS


As a special treat for the attendees of Anime Expo 2015, Superstar Pop Singing Group Momoiro Clover Z will be hosting a special event just for their fans at the JW Marriott on July 1.

Attendees who already have tickets to the MCZ Concert, which will take place at 8 p.m. on July 2 at Microsoft Theatre, will get priority seating at the special July 1st event.

For information, please visit: anime-expo.org/momoiro-clover-z-event-with-special-guest/.

Emo Night: Taking Back Tuesday To Return To The Echoplex On July 7

RSVP Now Here: bit.ly/1FKyJmd


Emo Night: Taking Back Tuesday will return to the Echoplex on July 7th.

The party will be free before 10 p.m., with a $5 cover beginning after.

 Gil Riego Photography is snapping photos throughout the night, so be sure to rock your best alt-tee.

Get on line early to score some exclusive emo giveaways while you wait.

Get in the game as 'The League' Season 6 arrives on DVD on 9/1


"The League" Season 6

TV’s funniest fantasy football fanatics return for Season Six and the stakes have never been higher, because this year they’re playing for way more than The Shiva.

'True Story' on Blu-ray and DVD August 4


The mesmerizing thriller comes to Blu-ray™ 
and DVD August 4 with a chilling alternate ending

True Story
ACADEMY AWARD® Nominees James Franco and Jonah Hill* star in this mesmerizing thriller from cowriter-director Rupert Goold, based on a chilling real-life story.

LAMB OF GOD Unleashes New Track '512'

Brand New Album “VII: Sturm Und Drang” To Be Released July 24 via Epic Records

PRE-ORDER: Lamb-of-God.com | iTunes | Amazon


Richmond, VA based heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD will release their highly-anticipated seventh full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, on July 24 via Epic Records.

LAMB OF GOD has unleashed the brand new track “512”, cut from VII: Sturm Und Drang.

Listen now via the band’s YouTube page and Spotify, and stay tuned for the official music video for the track, directed by Jorge Torres-Torres, coming soon.

YOUNG AND HEARTLESS Tours with Safe To Say and WaterMeDown


WATCH THE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR "DESK ROT"

DEBUT ALBUM THE PULL OF GRAVITY 
AVAILABLE NOW DIGITALLY AND FOR 
PREORDER ON CD/VINYL

Young and Heartless has officially announced a brand new upcoming tour with Safe To Say and WaterMeDown.

The band also recently announced that they will re-issue their debut album "The Pull Of Gravity" through Hopeless Records and have released a new music video for the song "Desk Rot."

Watch it here: bit.ly/1bxNhhP.

Today's Mixtape Festival Announces Single Day Lineups

Today's Mixtape Festival
Announces Single Day Lineups
VIP And Weekend Passes Available Now: ticketf.ly/1GNis6G


Today's Mixtape Festival has announced the single day lineups for the two-day event, taking place August 15 and 16 at The Emporium in Patchogue, NY.

Please see below for a full list of bands playing.

The festival will simultaneously mark The Movielife's first hometown Long Island show in over 13 years, and Kill Your Idols' first in 8 years, as well as A Loss For Word's final performance in Long Island.

Andrew W.K. will also be performing at the official festival after party on Saturday night. VIP and weekend passes are now available and can be purchased here: ticketf.ly/1GNis6G.

For more information, please visit: todaysmixtapefestival.com/.

JUTAUN Upcoming EP Back To Life To Be Released July 8


Featured On NJ.com's '30 NJ Bands You Must Hear in 2015'
List, Here: bit.ly/1ILK7VL

Featured On VH1's 'The Best Songs of 2014'
Compilation, Here: bit.ly/1PPddpb

Watch Music Video For "Who Am I" on Baeble Music, here: 

New Jersey trio JUTAUN has officially announced the new release date for their upcoming EP. "Back To Life" will now be released on July 8.

The band has gained international exposure with their viral single "By The River," which reached #87 on the AAA Billboard Charts.

You can check out the video for "Who Am I," the first single to release off of JUTAUN's debut EP on Baeble Music here: bit.ly/1H16gPO.

Thisfunktional Magazine returns with volume 02 issue 01


Written by Jesus Figueroa

Thisfunktional Magazine cover story Anime Expo 2015 preview, Staying in is the new going out: Vacation, VIP Latino Latin Beat: Jmiel, Artist Appreciation: Efrain Gutierrez, Thisfunktional Interview: Katerina Katelieva, Thisfunktional Anime: ‘5 Centimeters per second’ and Thisfunktional’s Month: ‘Monster and Fatal1ty.’

FULL LENGTH TRAILER FOR 'THE GREEN INFERNO' #TheGreenInferno

Fear will eat you alive.
Watch the NEW full length trailer for Eli Roth’s 
"THE GREEN INFERNO"



How far would you go for a cause you believe in? In Eli Roth’s terrifying new film, The Green Inferno, a group of college students take their humanitarian protest from New York to the Amazon jungle only to be taken prisoner by the indigenous tribe they came to save.

CHELSEA DASH Premieres New Lyric Video 'Massive Attack'

CHELSEA DASH
Premieres New Lyric Video "Massive Attack" via ARTISTdirect
Check it out, here: bit.ly/1QZCEHG

New EP "Dangerous" Set for Fall 2015 Release


"In an age of often throwaway pop, Dash sticks out with her powerhouse vocals, infectious melodies, and sharp songwriting. To quote one of her songs 'good girls do bad things sometimes.' Well, good for us."
- The Huffington Post
Pop singer/songwriter Chelsea Dash has premiered her new lyric video "Massive Attack" via ARTISTdirect, here: bit.ly/1QZCEHG.

The song comes from Dash's highly anticipated EP, "Dangerous," set to be released fall 2015.

With thick beats, sassy lyrics, and catchy pop hooks, Chelsea Dash is sure to have you craving more. For more information, please visit: chelseadash.com.

GOOD GRAEFF Premieres New Song 'Peiky Peiky'

GOOD GRAEFF
Premieres New Song, "Peiky Peiky" via EARMILK
Check it out here: bit.ly/PeikyPeiky

Set To Release New EP "Good Job Go" July 10
Catch Good Graeff on U.S. Tour with Mates of State


"A strong and unique blend of indie-pop with classical elements that is catchy and creative...a welcome change from your typical sound."
- EARMILK
"Blending sugary guitars, bouncy keys, and luscious cello, 'I Want That' has a distinct chamber pop feeling that couches Brooke Graeff's infectious melodies that can get stuck in your head all day."
- Baeble Music 
"Think we may have found our new favorite act of 2015."
- MTV

SNEAK PEEK OF “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION” TO DEBUT EXCLUSIVELY IN IMAX® THEATRES

FIVE MINUTES OF THE FILM WILL PLAY 
WITH “TERMINATOR GENISYS” IN IMAX® THEATRES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA 


Paramount Pictures and Skydance today announced that five minutes of “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION” will debut exclusively in IMAX® theatres one month prior to its theatrical release.

This sneak peek at the highly anticipated summer film will play on 363 IMAX® screens in front of “TERMINATOR GENISYS” in North America.

BLUEFIN ANNOUNCES A WIDE VARIETY OF EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIBLES FOR PURCHASE AT 2015 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

Visit Bluefin at 2015 San Diego Comic-Con Booths #3545 & #140

Leading Toy And Hobby Distributor Returns To Nation’s Largest Pop-Culture Convention With Special Products For
Star Wars, Iron Man, Batman, Dragon Ball, Gundam 
And More

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, has announced a wide array of exciting new and exclusive products to be showcased and also available for purchase at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International.

Jun 29, 2015

Liz Brennan Premieres 'Expected To Fly' Lyric Video

Liz Brennan
Premieres “Expected To Fly” Lyric Video
With Baeble Music: bit.ly/1GAp4zm


New EP Coming Soon
"Liz Brennan's powerhouse voice is integral to her entirety as an artist; it's rough and untamed, with a spasmodic growl that tussles her music in a multitude of places."
-Baeble Music
Austin-based singer-songwriter Liz Brennan has teamed up with Baeble Music to premiere the lyric video for “Expected To Fly,” the new single off her upcoming EP.

Watch the video here: bit.ly/1GAp4zm.

For more information, please visit: lizbrennanmusic.com/.

WE CAME AS ROMANS Release New Song and Music Video For 'Regenerate'

Watch It Now on FUSE.tv

New Album To Be Released July 24 on
Equal Vision Records


Now Available For Pre-Order

Performing on the Main Stage All Summer Long
on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour

FUSE has the exclusive world premiere of the new song and music video for "Regenerate" from We Came As Romans.

The song is taken from the band's highly anticipated self-titled album, which will be released July 24 on Equal Vision Records.

Fans can see the video for "Regenerate" now at this link: on.fuse.tv/1MBKgu9.

@MikeTheMovieGuy Movie Review: 'Barely Lethal'

Barely Lethal


Wasup movie fans! I had the chance to check out the action, comedy flick..."BARELY LETHAL." It's currently available on DirecTV and On Demand.

BUT WAIT! There is more...

First Year On Earth Premiere 'Best Is Yet To Come'

First Year On Earth
Premiere "Best Is Yet To Come"
With Texas Monthly: bit.ly/1eTJ9L4


Self-Titled EP Out June 25

Stream "Georgia" On Baeble Music: bit.ly/1c3hlC1

Austin-based indie roots/pop band, First Year On Earth, is excited to premiere their new track, "Best Is Yet To Come," with Texas Monthly. Stream the track here: bit.ly/1eTJ9L4.

VIZ MEDIA HITS MANGA FANS WITH THE PRINT DEBUT OF SUPERHERO COMEDY MANGA SERIES 'ONE-PUNCH MAN'

Debut Of First Two Print Volumes Of The Manga Series 
About A Superhero Who Just Needs A Villain Strong Enough To Take Him On; 
Special Digital Preview Of Opening Chapters Available

"ONE-PUNCH MAN" © 2012 by ONE, Yusuke Murata/SHUEISHA Inc.
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers a knock-out blow, manga style, with the exciting print debut later this summer of the acclaimed superhero series, "ONE-PUNCH MAN."

Volumes 1 and 2 of the wildly popular action-comedy manga (graphic novel) series created by writer ONE and artist Yusuke Murata are both set for release in September 2015.

Incredible trailer for 'THE WALK'



Twelve people have walked on the moon.

Only one has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.

VIZ MEDIA TAKES READERS ON A HARROWING JOURNEY BETWEEN THE WORLDS OF THE LIVING AND THE DEAD IN 'TOKYO GHOUL'

"TOKYO GHOUL" © 2011 by Sui Ishida/SHUEISHA Inc.
Sui Ishida’s Horror Action Manga Series About A High School Boy Who Becomes A Reluctant Flesh Eater Launches In Print

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor, publisher and licensor of manga and anime in North America, takes readers on an incredible journey into the dark world of the flesh-eating undead that live in secret all around us with the launch of Sui Ishida’s acclaimed manga (graphic novel) series "TOKYO GHOUL."

'Super Mario Bros.' Inducted Into the World Video Game Hall of Fame

Launching in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System
"Super Mario Bros." is one of the most well-known and
best-selling games of all time, selling more than 40 million
units worldwide and starring instantly recognizable
characters like Mario, Luigi and Bowser. (Photo: Business Wire)
A committee of journalists, scholars and video game industry members has inducted "Super Mario Bros." into the new World Video Game Hall of Fame in the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.

The original game for the Nintendo Entertainment System is one of six inductees in this inaugural class.

EXCITABLE BOY The Official Podcast of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour


Subscribe Now on iTunes:

Excitable Boy, the podcast led by The Kenneths front-man Joshua Weller has been named the official podcast of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour.

For the first time ever, the podcast will be giving fans a backstage experience from the tour and will feature interviews, behind the scenes chatter with all bands, amusing anecdotes from the road, giveaways and the podcast's most popular segment, "Problem Letters," which has Joshua and his guests answering listener questions and providing advice for fan issues (never serious and always hilarious).

Savannah To Release New EP 'TEMPUS' On June 30


Purchase Savannah's 'VITA' EP on iTunes, here: apple.co/1KBOyAn

Watch Music Video for "Can't Stop," here: bit.ly/1KBONeB

Orlando's own Savannah is set to release their new EP "TEMPUS" on June 30.

"TEMPUS is the second installment within a 3-part release entitled SPECTRUM, which will release as a full album in the Fall. Reminiscent of Augustana, Carolina Liar and The Fray, Savannah creates pop-rock perfection with infectious hooks and soaring vocals.

For more information, please visit: Facebook.com/WeAreSavannah.

Actress Selenis Leyva from NETFLIX hit series 'Orange Is The New Black' reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's intro

Selenis Leyva is one of the breakout stars of NETFLIX's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," which recently won the coveted Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series.

Leyva will reprised her role as series regular Gloria Mendoza when the hit series returned for a third season on June 12 and will also make history as the first Latina Governor on HBO's Emmy-winning series "Veep" starring opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus, later this summer.

Leyva recently joined the cast of the highly anticipated feature film “CUSTODY.” starring opposite Catalina Sandino Moreno, Viola Davis, Raul Esparza and Hayden Panettiere and began filming in May 2015 throughout NYC.

Leyva's numerous television credits include recurring roles on hit shows like "Law & Order: SVU," "Blue Bloods," "The Good Wife," "Girls," "Elementary," "The Following," "The Sopranos" and "Third Watch."

On the big screen, she's been seen in "Sex & The City 2," the Oscar-nominated film "Maria Full of Grace," and the animated films "Ice Age:Continental Drift," "EPIC" and "Ice Age: Dawn of Dinosaurs."

A triple threat, Leyva also has numerous acting credits on the New York Stage, including the iconic role of CELIA CRUZ in the off-Broadway hit "Celia" and the critically acclaimed plays "Ana in the Tropics" and "Dona Flor & Her 2 Husbands."

Born and raised in New York City, Leyva is a proud Latina of Cuban and Dominican descent. In addition to being the first Hispanic Ambassador for the Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research (her brother is a 2x cancer survior), Leyva is also the recipient of a 2014 ALMA Award, a Special Achievement Award for breaking barriers in the arts. She is also an advocate for LGBT rights and works closely with LGBT Human Rights Organizations and Anti- Bullying Campaigns.

SCARLETT PARADE Releases Debut EP 'Wildwoods'

Stream Full Album via ARTISTdirect: bit.ly/1M1Nx55
Purchase on iTunes, here: bit.ly/WildwoodsEPitunes



"Sonically, the band crafts contemplative, smart indie alt rock that leaves a mark with its heartfelt beauty."
- ARTISTdirect
"Whenever you need me a pick me up, or a reminder that you're doing alright, ["Hold On"] is here to be the comforting wind beneath your wings."
- EARMILK
"With gorgeous male/female vocals, classic strings, and a propulsive piano line, 'White River' is worth your time today."
- Baeble Music

Teaser Trailer, Poster for 'THE GOOD DINOSAUR' #GoodDino



"The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: "What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?"

Jun 28, 2015

TWIZTID Announces FRIGHTFEST Performance at ROCK AND SHOCK 2015

Get "The Darkness" Now via Twiztid-Shop.com


Billboard chart-topping rap duo TWIZTID recently wrapped up their “Back To Hell: The Darkness Tour.”

TWIZTID is revealing a very special upcoming Frightfest performance as part of Rock and Shock 2015, taking place the weekend of October 16, 17, and 18 at DCU Center and Worcester Palladium in Worcester, MA.

TWIZTID will headline the Frightfest portion of the performance line-up, with support from Blaze, Boondox, Prozak, Wolfpac, Scum, and Kissing Candice.

LOUDER THAN LIFE Daily Band Lineups Announced, Single Day Tickets On Sale Now For Louisville's Music, Bourbon, Whiskey, Craft Beer & Gourmet Man Food Festival

LOUDER THAN LIFE:
DAILY BAND LINEUPS ANNOUNCED;
SINGLE DAY TICKETS ON SALE NOW
FOR LOUISVILLE’S MUSIC, BOURBON, WHISKEY, CRAFT BEER, AND
GOURMET MAN FOOD FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 3 & 4


The daily band lineups for Louisville’s LOUDER THAN LIFE have been announced and single day General Admission and VIP tickets, along with weekend tickets, VIP, hotel and camping packages, are on sale now at LouderThanLifeFestival.com.

ACADEMY INVITES 322 TO MEMBERSHIP


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2015.
“It’s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry,” Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said.  “This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization.”

Boy Wonder 'Chosen Few' premieres this week's featured video 'No Me Compares' featuring Don Miguelo


Boy Wonder "Chosen Few" premieres 
this week's featured video 
"No Me Compares" featuring Don Miguelo 
off latest album release Chosen Few Urbano RD

Following the successful exclusive Television premiere on NBC Universo, @BoyWonderCF nee Manuel Alejandro Ruiz showcased "No me compares" video featuring Dominican Republic's Mega Star, International sensation Don Miguelo on the Chosen Few Films official YouTube channel Don Miguelo - No Me Compares [Official Video] @BoyWonderCF.

Boy Wonder "Chosen Few" estrena el vídeo de la semana, "No Me Compares" de Don Miguelo


Boy Wonder "Chosen Few" estrena el vídeo de la semana, 
"No Me Compares" de Don Miguelo de su último lanzamiento "Chosen Few Urbano RD"

Tras el exitoso estreno exclusivo en televisión con la cadena NBC Universo, BoyWonderCF, también conocido como Manuel Alejandro Ruiz, lanza "No Me Compares" de Don Miguelo en el canal de YouTube del artista.  Don Miguelo, superestrella en la Republica Dominicana se ha convertido en una sensación internacional.

New 'EAST LOS HIGH' Teaser #EastLosHigh #EastLosTres



The BOMB SQUAD is Back. ​​​Here is an exclusive first look at the Bomb Squad of "East Los High​,"​ premiering July 15 on HULU.

Nuevo poster para "THE TRANSPORTER: REFUELED" #TheTransporter​



El actor Ed Skrein, que se une a la saga, interpreta a Frank Martin, un ex mercenario de operaciones especiales que ahora vive una vida menos peligrosa, o al menos eso cree, como agente independiente contratado para transportar paquetes clasificados para personas de dudosa reputación.

NEW Poster for 'THE TRANSPORTER: REFUELED' #TheTransporter​



Frank Martin, played by newcomer Ed Skrein, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life- or so he thinks- as an independent agent contracted to transport classified packages for questionable people.

When Frank’s father (Ray Stevenson), pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend soon takes a turn for the worst when Frank is engaged by the cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabonal), and her three seductive sidekicks on a mission to orchestrate the bank heist of the century.

Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women in an attempt to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, they are thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women looking for revenge.

NEW Poster for 'THE GREEN INFERNO' ​#TheGreenInferno



How far would you go for a cause you believe in?

In Eli Roth’s terrifying new film "The Green Inferno," a group of college students take their humanitarian protest from New York to the Amazon jungle only to be taken prisoner by the indigenous tribe they came to save.

Videogame News from ANIME EXPO 2015


ANIME EXPO 2015 TO HOST TOP GAME COMPANIES AND GAME 

CREATORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WITH SPECIAL PANELS, 

SESSIONS AND EXHIBITS DURING JULY 2-5 EVENT IN LOS ANGELES 

The 24th Annual Anime Expo (AX), presented by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), will play host to over 100,000 lovers of Japanese animation and pop culture, as well as to many of the world’s leading videogame companies and creators.

Jun 25, 2015

2015 J-POP SUMMIT ANNOUNCES DAY 1 PROGRAMMING OFFERING A CAPTIVATING MIX OF LIVE MUSIC AND COMEDY AND OTHER ACTS

First Day Of S.F’.s Annual Japanese Pop Culture Fest Presents Live Performances 
By JAM Project, Eir Aoi, Gacharic Spin, JinnyOops!, Akabane Vulgars on Strong Bypass, Faint★Star, FES★TIVE, Comedy Duo Jaru Jaru, A Cappella Group Little Glee Monster 
And More


The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT, the Japanese pop culture event held annually in San Francisco, has announced DAY 1 programming.

This year’s festival is highlighted by live music from a wide range of pop, ani-pop, electronica, punk/alternative, and a cappella artists, as well as live comedy and other acts to complement an extensive roster of attractions, participants and exhibits, and other live programming.

'PERNICIOUS' SCREENING AT COMIC-CON


Those that haven’t been able to catch James Cullen Bressack’s "Pernicious" on the big screen will have another chance when the acclaimed horror film screens at San Diego Comic Con.

MONSTER ENERGY ROCK ALLEGIANCE FIRST EVER LIVE MUSIC EVENT AT PHILADELPHIA’S PPL PARK

MONSTER ENERGY ROCK ALLEGIANCE
FIRST EVER LIVE MUSIC EVENT AT PHILADELPHIA’S PPL PARK
OCTOBER 10
WITH THREE STAGES OF LIVE MUSIC,
CRAFT BEER AND GOURMET MAN FOOD

FEATURING ROB ZOMBIE, KORN,
GODSMACK, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, AND MANY MORE
ALONG WITH AN AFTERPARTY WITH STEEL PANTHER

Eat.Drink.Rock.Repeat.


Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Festival returns with the first ever live music event at Philadelphia’s PPL Park October 10, featuring top rock bands, along with a craft beer and gourmet man food experience celebrating what makes Philadelphia cuisine famous, unique and delicious.

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance will include 12 hours of non-stop entertainment with music performances from some of the premier rock bands in the world rotating on three stages.

POUND OF FLESH Releases New Music Video for 'Everybody'

POUND OF FLESH Releases New Music Video for “Everybody” via Bloody-Disgusting.com


Featuring Ex-MINISTRY Keyboardist Darrell James
New Album “Pills” Out Now via WuLi Records



Chicago, IL alt-electronic hard rock group POUND OF FLESH (featuring former Ministry keyboardist Darrell James) recently released their latest album Pills via WuLi Records and INgrooves Music Group.

The band is releasing their brand new music video for the track “Everybody”, directed and edited by POF keyboardist Steve McIntosh and filmed by Beth Hollander and Elizabeth Fraiberg from e3Photography. Watch the video here, exclusively via Bloody-Disgusting.com: http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3347225/exclusive-pound-flesh-everybody-music-video-premiere/.

Not Just for Guitarists: The 2016 AXES & ANCHORS Cruise Announces Non-Guitar Oriented Workshops

Guitar Geniuses TONY MACALPINE and GILBY CLARKE (Guns N’ Roses)
Added to Performance and Workshop Roster

Cruise with Today’s Greatest Musicians – Setting Sail February 20, 2016 from Miami, FL
Featuring More than 40 Blazing Performances
Tons of FREE Guitar Workshops with Featured Guitarists
Gear Demos and Tutorials with Featured Guitarists
On-Board Parties and Exotic Beach Stops
+ More Bands Confirming Soon!

Book Your Cabins Now at AxesAndAnchors.com


The upcoming 5-day/4-night 2016 AXES & ANCHORS cruise – setting sail from Miami, FL on February 20 aboard the Carnival Victory, stopping in Key West, FL and Nassau, Bahamas, and docking back in Miami on February 24 – is pleased to announce two new artists to the cruise line-up.

Jun 24, 2015

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES AN EXCITING ROSTER OF EVENTS AND SPECIAL CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES FOR 2015 COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

U.S.’s Largest Anime/Manga Company 
Hosts ULTRAMAN Manga Creators, 
Marks The 10 Anniversary of Shojo Beat Imprint 
And Offers A Dazzling Array Of Exclusive Items For Purchase


VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces its return to San Diego, CA for the 2015 Comic-Con International with an impressive roster of manga creator personal appearances, informative panel discussions, interactive activities, promotional giveaways, and a wide selection of special retail products available exclusively at the event.

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL APPROVES ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES PROJECT

Los Angeles City Council Approves Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Project.
(credit: ©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©Studio Pali Fekete architects/©A.M.P.A.S.)
CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULED TO BEGIN THIS SUMMER

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.

Emerging Hard Rockers RUBIKON to Release New Album 'Delta'

New Track “Live That Lie” Streaming Now


New Album “Delta” Coming August 2015 via Round Hill Records
Produced by Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Brother Cane)
Mixed by Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures)
Mastered by Howie Weinberg (Metallica, Nirvana)


Emerging Boston-based hard rock band RUBIKON may be about to break out into the scene with their new track “Live That Lie”, but the band is nothing but new.

Nearing roughly fourteen years of performing and recording, the band broke out into the rock world with a pair of EPs in 2001 and 2002 before releasing their first full album "The Hollow Men" in 2004.

AWARDS RULES APPROVED FOR 88TH OSCARS®

CAMPAIGN REGULATIONS UPDATED FOR NEW AWARDS SEASON

The Academy’s Board of Governors approved Oscars rules and campaign regulations for the 88th Academy Awards® at their most recent Board meeting, June 23.

In the Best Picture category, to qualify as a producer nominee for a nominated picture, the producer must have been determined eligible for a Producers Guild of America (PGA) award for the picture, or must have appealed the PGA’s refusal of such eligibility.

Raquel Pomplun hosted exclusive tastemaker screening of 'SELF/LESS' #selfless #raquelsheds




Raquel Pomplun, known as the first Mexican-American Playboy Playmate of the Year, invited her fans and friends out to an intimate evening to enjoy the film with her at iPic Theaters in Los Angeles.

WASI Premiere Lyric Video For 'Fire'

Watch It Now On ARTISTdirect.com


New EP "Bleed Pop" Out Now
Stream Here: bit.ly/1dg8COl
Purchase Here: bit.ly/1IIjUYF

Watch the Official Music Video For "And The World":

WASI is thrilled to announce the release of their band new lyric video for their song "Fire," which can be seen now exclusively on ARTISTdirect.

Fans can view the video, here: bit.ly/1Hhjmav.

JUTAUN Premieres Live Session For 'Who Am I'

JUTAUN
Premieres Live Session 
For "Who Am I" With Guitar World


Watch The Official Music Video For "Who Am I" on Baeble Music, here: bit.ly/1H16gPO
  
Featured On NJ.com's '30 NJ Bands You Must Hear in 2015'
List, Here: bit.ly/1ILK7VL

Featured On VH1's 'The Best Songs of 2014'
Compilation, Here: bit.ly/1PPddpb

 New Jersey trio JUTAUN has teamed up with Guitar World to premiere a live session video for their single "Who Am I."

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL’s Metal of Honor Program Announces the Musicians Institute 'Steve Robinson Metal of Honor Veterans Scholarship'

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Kicks Off June 26 
in San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre


The world's biggest heavy music touring festival, the 8th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, kicks off next week with another stellar heavy metal and hard rock line-up.

Featuring 13 bands performing on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE and the VICTORY RECORDS STAGE, the festival will feature five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning legends Slayer as headliners, as well as additional performances from King Diamond, HELLYEAH, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange and Kissing Candice.

Squid Invasion: Nintendo’s Splatoon Game for Wii U Crosses 1 Million in Sales

Thousands of New Players Spawn Every Day

Sales of Splatoon, the new squid-based game for Nintendo's
Wii U home console, have crossed 1 million worldwide.
(Photo: Business Wire)
Nintendo has hauled up its nets, tallied its catch and crossed another milestone.

Sales of Splatoon, the new squid-based game for Nintendo’s Wii U home console, have crossed 1 million worldwide, according to Nintendo’s internal figures.

That figure includes more than 476,000 physical and digital units sold in the Americas, more than 368,000 sold in Japan, more than 230,000 sold in Europe and an additional 20,000 sold in Australia and New Zealand.

MORGAN HERITAGE Announces "Strictly Roots" Journey To Europe


"Morgan Heritage 'Strictly Roots' authentic fuse of roots, pop, and dancehall."
- Yahoo! Music
Following memorable and successful performances at Best of the Best, one of the largest International Music Festivals in North America and the popular Palm Beach Jerk & Caribbean Culture Festival 2015, CTBC Music Group announces Morgan Heritage "Strictly Roots" promotional journey to celebrate the European release of their forthcoming album, Strictly Roots.

EL GRAN ESTRENO DE ‘LA GUERRERA’ 8 DE JUNIO A LAS 9PM/8C

Una emocionante historia de coraje y superación, "LA GUERRERA" enfrenta la dura realidad que viven millones de mujeres al convertirse en víctimas del tráfico de humanos



MundoFox estreno la internacionalmente aclamada telenovela "La Guerrera" el 8 de junio.

La conmovedora historia narra la lucha de una mujer en contra de la injusticia y su batalla en busca del amor y la libertad.

"La Guerrera" se trasmitirá exclusivamente por MundoFox de lunes a viernes a las 9PM/8C.

Jun 23, 2015

Vegas Shock Rockers I.D.S.F.A. Pay Homage to Orderus Urungus with 'The Genius That Was Oderus'

Check Out a New Track “The Genius That Was Oderus” – Listen Here | Buy Here

I.D.S.F.A. Announce IndieGoGo Campaign for Upcoming Concept Production, Including Album, Short Film, and Live Performance Aspects
Read More via IndieGoGo Here: igg.me/at/idsfa


Las Vegas-based shock rockers I.D.S.F.A. – winners of the 2011 “Best Shock Rock” and 2013 “Best of Vegas” Vegas Rocks Magazine Awards – released their first full-length self-titled album in 2013, including tracks about revenge, death, mayhem, zombies and all things gruesome.

Pairing the audio with a chaotic live show featuring drum beating zombies, an 8-foot anti-aircraft gun, washed up sea creatures from the Japan tsunami and other surprises, the group has amassed an assembly of fans who are rabid for what’s coming next.

VIZ MEDIA WELCOMES THE CREATORS OF NEW 'ULTRAMAN' MANGA SERIES TO 2015 COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO

Manga Artists/Creators Eiichi Shimizu 
And Tomohiro Shimoguchi Make First-Ever International Appearance To Celebrate New Action Series 
Inspired By The Classic Japanese Sci-Fi Property

©2012 Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi/TPC Originally published by HERO'S INC.
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, proudly presents the first-ever U.S. appearance by the creators of the new ULTRAMAN manga series at the 2015 Comic-Con International: San Diego.

Voltage returns to Anime Expo 2015


Voltage Inc. at ANIME EXPO2015 in Los Angeles
Featuring an all new original booth design

Voltage Inc. (headquartered in Ebisu, Tokyo; CEO: Akihiro Yokota) will be attending the 2015 Anime Expo being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 2 through July 5.

Anime Expo is the largest anime fan convention in North America, with over 200,000 people who attend every year.

'TED 2:' PSA #LegalizeTED



On June 26 "Ted 2," the saga of the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time, comes to the big screen.

Worthwhile Announce 'Old World Harm' Summer Release Shows

New Song and Video for 
"Relentless"

New Album
"Old World Harm"
To Be Released July 17


Now Available For Pre-Order

Worthwhile has officially announced their upcoming Old World Harm summer release shows with special guests Hotel Books.

The band's full-length album, "Old World Harm" will be released July 17 via Hopeless Records.

Worthwhile also released a new track off the album "Relentless."

Fans can watch the video for "Relentless" now on the official Hopeless Records YouTube channel: bit.ly/1K8IzEE.

'FURIOUS 7' EXTENDED EDITION WITH MORE THAN 100 MINUTES OF BONUS CONTENT BLU-RAY™, DVD AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 15

THE $1.5 BILLION WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE BLOCKBUSTER BRINGS THE FRANCHISE TO NEW GRAVITY-DEFYING HEIGHTS IN THE BIGGEST, MOST HEARTFELT & ACTION-PACKED RIDE YET
“The best 'Fast & Furious' by far”
– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
The unstoppable global franchise built on speed delivers its best, biggest and boldest film yet as Furious 7 blasts onto Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on September 15 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Spencer Sutherland Premieres 'Hey Mama' Cover Video with Just Jared, Jr.

Spencer Sutherland Premieres "Hey Mama" Cover Video with Just Jared, Jr.

Photo Credit: Tyler Case
Purchase Spencer Sutherland's Music on iTunes

Featured on PopDust, here: bit.ly/1zKpred

Featured on Fanlala, here: bit.ly/14sAV7J

Featured on PopCrush, here: bit.ly/1ANGSV1

Featured on Buzznet, here: bit.ly/1Ap08K9

Scarlett Parade Premieres New Single 'Hold On'

SCARLETT PARADE
Premieres New Single "Hold On" via EARMILK
Check it out, here: bit.ly/ScrlttPrdHoldOn



"Whenever you need me a pick me up, or a reminder that you're doing alright, ["Hold On"] is here to be the comforting wind beneath your wings."
- EARMILK
"With gorgeous male/female vocals, classic strings, and a propulsive piano line, 'White River' is worth your time today."
- Baeble Music

Post-Rock Sextet KLONE Release Drum Playthrough Videos, LÂG Guitars Demos

ORDER New Album “Here Comes The Sun” Here: klonosphere.com/klone/shop/


French post-rock/metal sextet KLONE recently released their new album "Here Comes The Sun" via Klonosphere/Pelagic Records.

The group is showing off their gear by releasing two drum playthrough videos for their tracks “Gone Up In Flames” and “The Drifter” via DrumMagazine.com, in addition to a special LÂG Guitars gear demo video via GearGods.net.

Check out First Year On Earth's song 'Georgia'



First Year On Earth
Single "Georgia"
With Baeble Music: bit.ly/1c3hlC1
Self-Titled EP Out June 25

Austin-based indie roots/pop band First Year On Earth has teamed up with Baeble Music to premiere "Georgia," the first track off their new EP.

Stream the song here: bit.ly/1c3hlC1.

ROBERT REDFORD, NICK NOLTE STAR IN 'A WALK IN THE WOODS'

"A WALK IN THE WOODS"
OPENING WIDE ON SEPTEMBER 2



"A WALK IN THE WOODS" is a road trip comedy about an aging travel writer who decides to hike the 2000-mile Appalachian Trail, accompanied by a long estranged high school buddy he’s been avoiding for years.

Along the way, the duo face off with each other, nature and an eccentric assortment of characters only to discover that some roads are better left untraveled.

Jun 22, 2015

'GOLDBERG & EISENBERG' GETS US RELEASE DATE


"Cinematic rock-n-roll Coen brothers style"
 - Ofer Libergal- E.D.B, Srita 
"If you’re a fan of Tarantino or the Coen brothers, you should thoroughly enjoy Goldberg & Eisenberg."
- Smells like screen spirit
"A wholly original thriller that’s as unsettling as it is funny."
- Bloody Disgusting 
"Intelligent edge-of-the-seat psychological thriller"
- Film Threat    
"If you liked Big Bad Wolves you'll love this"
 - Doron Fishler - Time Out

GOOD GRAEFF Premieres New Video 'I Want That'

GOOD GRAEFF
Premieres New Video, "I Want That" via Baeble Music
Check it out here: bit.ly/GoodGraeffBM

Set To Release New EP "Good Job Go" July 7
Catch Good Graeff on U.S. Tour with Mates of State


"Blending sugary guitars, bouncy keys, and luscious cello, 'I Want That' has a distinct chamber pop feeling that couches Brooke Graeff's infectious melodies that can get stuck in your head all day."
- Baeble Music
"Think we may have found our new favorite act of 2015."
 - MTV

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