Ralphie May , Our Memories of a Comic Genius

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Las Vegas, NV -Celebrities are people too, just like us they have fears they have success and they have failures and Ralphie May was one of the best .I worked with Ralphie for almost a full day and go to know him pretty well ( he gave me a free BBQ sauce as well after our spending the work shift together). What I saw was a real guy ,a man of the people who had weight issues, relationship issues,fears , hopes and dreams just like everyone  else and was the comedic genius to put it all up on stage in a funny way . Really funny actually . What I saw backstage was a guy who was nice to the workers and staff. Adored by police and stood for what is right and good about America.I also saw a man who waited 3 hours after his show to sign autographs and  pose with pictures with anyone that asked him for one . What you saw on stage was the person I saw behind the scenes and I am a better person for it . Ralphie we are going to miss you more then you could ever know , RIP brother…..

Blameshift Announce Co-Headlining Tour Dates with The Nearly Deads

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Long Island, NY Hard Rock band Blameshift have announced they will co-headline a tour this fall with The Nearly Deads that will be sponsored by Strüng. The tour will kick off on October 12 in Stanhope, NJ and then conclude on November 2 in Nashville, TN.

Blameshift premiered the music video for their single “Monster” through VEVO earlier this year. The video directed by Eric Schneider coined the hashtag #iamamonster, showing the dirty path of a dollar bill, making a monster out of everyone it encounters. The video now has over 121,450 views on YouTube.

The band released Heart of Stone in mid 2016 while touring with New Years Day, Sylar and My Enemies and I. Before that Blameshift had been touring straight for nearly 8 years, logging over 1 million miles on the road, playing everything from the Vans Warped Tour to American Airlines Arena.

As an independent band Blameshift has accomplished more than they could have ever imagined. They have landed endorsements with the biggest music companies in the world like PRS Guitars, Sennheiser, GHS Strings & Bogner Amps as well as COLDCOCK Whiskey, Venue Magic and Sullen Clothing. They have toured alongside and shared the stage with bands like Pop Evil, Adelita’s Way, Sick Puppies, Straight Line Stitch, 12 Stones and Black Stone Cherry to name just a few. They’ve lived in Los Angeles for months at a time, writing and recording songs with producer and mentor, Erik Ron (Issues, Set It Off, New Year’s Day) and have landed dates on the Vans Warped Tour. Their music has been played on TV shows on MTV, Oxygen, E! Network and more. Their songs have charted on Active Rock Radio Charts and has been played on Sirius XM as well as hundreds of other radio stations nationally and internationally.

DOWNLOAD Blameshift’s EP “HEART OF STONE” NOW ON ITUNES! https://goo.gl/DyU5jr

Link to Official Music Video for “MON$TER” https://youtu.be/LeCSJCB2-Cw

Rising Nashville rock band The Nearly Deads have released their hotly-anticipated new EP, Revenge of the Nearly Deads, on vinyl, CD and digitally for purchase and stream via Kobalt Music.

Led by the inimitable vocalist Theresa Jeane along with Steven Tobi (guitar), Kevin Koelsch (bass), Javier Garza Jr. (guitar) and Josh Perrone (drums), The Nearly Deads are one of the hottest, rising rock bands to come out of Nashville.

The band’s amalgam of powerful pop vocals and aggressive alternative rock music combined with their love of all things geek and messages of positivity and empowerment creates a truly unique style that’s garnering attention from media and fans around the world. Their lyrics inspire and motivate with themes of moving on, taking control of your life, and being unapologetically true to yourself.

The band are fans of movies, video games and other pop culture media and like to reference their favorites in their music, videos and merchandise. This is something their fans, who are referred to as “zombies”, love about them and it has helped them make a deeper connection to them. With that said, the band had viral success of their zombie fueled video for “Never Look Back” at over 7 million views!

TND have toured with bands In This Moment, Butcher Babies, Upon A Burning Body, Stitched Up Heart, Eyes Set to Kill, and opened for Halestorm as well as All American Rejects. They have also played Warped Tour, Summer Fest, Rock Fest, Journeys Back Yard BBQ and Pride Fest.

The band who has several successful campaigns reaching well over their goals, is currently gaining massive traction with their smash hit song “Diamond In The Rough,” while their video for “Evil Ways” is already at over 600k views.

Link to Official Music Video for “My Evil Ways”: https://youtu.be/AutS-dYmvtc

Link to Official Music Video for “Diamond In The Rough”: https://youtu.be/cTPJkiniJo8

Pick up a copy of Revenge of The Nearly Deads on CD or Vinyl NOW @ http://www.thenearlydeads.merchnow.com/
Purchase the new EP Digitally @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/revenge-of-the-nearly-deads-ep/id1244727628

The Wake The Dead Tour

Oct 12 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House

Oct 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel Concert Lounge

Oct 14 – Westland, MI – Token Lounge

Oct 15 – Mentor-On-The-Lake, OH – Music LynXX

Oct 17 – South Bend, IN – Cheers

Oct 19 – Braidwood, IL – Top Fuel Saloon

Oct 20 – West Allis, WI – Rosco’s

Oct 21 – Fort Atkinson, WI – Hijynx

Oct 22 – Rolla, MO – Shots

Oct 24 – St Louis, MO – The Firebird

Oct 26 – Omaha, NE – Bourbon Saloon

Oct 27 – Kansas City – TBA

Oct 28 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard

Oct 30 – Fort Worth, TX – The Railclub

Oct 31 – Little Rock, AR – The Rev Room

Nov 1 – Knoxville. TN – The Open Chord

Nov 2 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown

Blameshift is:

Jenny Mann – Vocals

Tim Barbour – Guitar/Vocals

Mike LaRoach – Bass

Jeff Maurer – Drums

The Nearly Deads are:

Theresa Jeane – Vocals and Keys

Steven Tobi – Lead Guitar

Kevin Koelsch – Bass

Javier Garza Jr. – Rhythm Guitar

Josh Perrone – Drums

For More Information Please Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/blameshift/

https://www.instagram.com/blameshift/

OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: http://www.blameshift.bigcartel.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thenearlydeads/

http://www.thenearlydeads.com

http://www.instagram.com/TheNearlyDeadsofficial

OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: http://thenearlydeads.merchnow.com

 

SOULFLY to Kick Off North American Tour Tomorrow , Performing NAILBOMB’s “Point Blank” Album in Full Each Night

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Metal legend Max Cavalera created a massive buzz earlier this year after hinting about SOULFLY‘s North American Point Blank tour, and now the wait is over. SOULFLY will begin the highly-anticipated tour this Friday, October 6 in San Diego, CA. Each night on the tour, the iconic top-charting band – featuring Max Cavalera on vocals and guitar, Mike Leon on bass and backing vocals, renowned guitarist Marc Rizzo on leads, and Zyon Cavalera (also of support group Lody Kong) on drums and percussion – will perform Nailbomb‘s classic full-length album, Point Blank, in full.
Nailbomb was an industrial-influenced thrash metal project established by Max Cavalera and Alex Newport of Fudge Tunnel in the early 1990’s. Point Blank is their only release, and features guest performances by Iggor Cavalera, Fear Factory‘s Dino Cazares, and others. The album has remained an underground favorite of heavy metal fans since its release, and as expected, the original announcement of this tour stirred up a frenzy. These performances will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all – don’t miss this tour!
Tickets can be purchased via individual venues. Support on the tour will feature Cannabis Corpse (October 6 – 24), Harms Way (October 28 – Nov. 8), Noisem and Lody Kong (which, as stated above, features Zyon Cavalera in addition to Igor Cavalera Jr.). See below for a full listing of tour dates:
SOULFLY Performing Nailbomb’s Point Blank – North American Tour:
w/ special guests Noisem & Lody Kong
*- w/ Cannabis Corpse | # – w/ Harms Way
10/6 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick *
10/7 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go *
10/8 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge *
10/9 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s *
10/10 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven *
10/11 – Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center *
10/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall *
10/13 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater *
10/14 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room *
10/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Centre *
10/16 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge *
10/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom *
10/18 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge *
10/19 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House Toronto *
10/20 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques *
10/21 – Brighton, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
10/22 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre *
10/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge *
10/24 – Richmond, VA @ Broadberry *
10/25 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2 *
10/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage *
10/27 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans Music Hall – no Cannabis Corpse
10/28 – Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse #
10/29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Heaven #
11/1 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theatre #
11/2 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall #
11/3 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live #
11/4 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill #
11/5 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live #
11/6 – San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box #
11/7 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls #
11/9 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater #
11/10 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre #
Learn more and see tour updates at www.soulfly.com or www.facebook.com/soulflyofficial.

 

The Pixies Ecstasize Cleveland Agora

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Legendary grunge and alt rock band, The Pixies, performed at the Cleveland Agora October 3rd for their North American Tour to promote their new album “Head Carrier”. They played to a near capacity crowd, with hundreds of fans dancing and screaming every word to their favorite songs, maybe even reliving the more carefree days of the 90’s grunge culture. Fans of all ages were there, from surrounding states even, to see them play their strange rock and roll.

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The Pixies set list spanned over two decades of their discography. They opened with “Waves of Mutilation“, a track off their 1989 album Doolittle, for which they also played the songs “Hey” and “Debaser”. Their lighting crew was impeccable, green lights for “Gouge Away” just like a show they played in 1990. Flooding violet lights for “Velouria”, which totally matched the mood. The Pixies obviously love their fans as they also played one of their most popular songs, “Where is my Mind”, which was also featured in the cult classic, “Fight Club”. As soon as they played that song, the crowd instantly electrified.

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Opening for The Pixies was the American rock band Sunflower Bean from Brooklyn NYC. They had a pretty great, weird punk rock sound to them. Like an indie futuristic Blondie.

Being the Pixies fan that I am, I can probably say this is one of the best concerts of any band I’ve ever seen. What a great experience it is to see the great, creative, and soulful minds behind the music you listen to everyday.

Chelsea Lovegood
Staff Writer

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