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Release The Sunbird Announces August Tour

After releasing his stunning debut album Come Back To Us (Brushfire Records) under the moniker Release The Sunbird, Zach Rogue of Rogue Wave will be taking his new project out on tour this month. In addition to bringing the new songs to cities for the first time with Release The Sunbird, he will also be playing a very special set at this year’s Outside Lands Festival on August 12th.
Release The Sunbird is a side project, but it’s not. Release The Sunbird a solo project, but it’s not. This musical departure showcases a whole new side of Rogue, and is a re-introduction to an artist you thought you already knew. Rogue, who has spent years on the road with his band Rogue Wave touring with the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Feist, Spoon, Nada Surf, The Shins, Jack Johnson and many others, is one of independent music’s most reliable musical voices. Come Back To Us, which was recorded on a whim in Bloomington, Indiana, is sun-kissed, joyful and one the loveliest you willhear this year.
Live, Zach and vocalist Kate Long deliver captivating performances that are magical and heart-wrenching. Their voices blend together perfectly while singing gorgeous melodies about love, loss, memory, and the deceptive simplicity of hope, as Zach strums along on his guitar. Be sure to catch these remarkable songs live. Dates are listed below.
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TOUR DATES
8/12/11- San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
8/24/11 - St, Paul, MN @ Turf Club
8/25/11 - Madison, WI @ East Side Club
8/27/11 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's Tavern
8/29/11 - Arlington, Virginia @ IOTA Club & Cafe
8/30/11 - New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall

New Pretty Lights EP Out July 29th, Headlining Red Rocks August 7th!

It’s been a busy year for the genre bending producer-extraordinaire Pretty Lights, aka Derek Vincent Smith; he’s carrying out the ambitious goal of releasing three EP’s in 2010, all the while criss-crossing the Atlantic, selling out shows all over the U.S. and Europe.

Pretty Lights will be making his way to the UK for a few more shows at the end of the month, including a stop at the one-and-only Glastonbury. After he returns Stateside for some gigs Camp Bisco, Wanderlust, Outside Lands, and the North Coast Music Festival, as well as a very special show headlining the world-renowned Red Rocks Amphitheater on August 7th, to celebrate the release of the second EP! Red Rocks will feature 2 sets from Pretty Lights, including an exclusive downtempo set. The show also has several stellar opening acts; MiMOSA, Zion I, and Emancipator!

The second installment of the 2010 EP trilogy will see release July 29th (more details to be announced soon!) with the third set for the late fall. Smith self-releases for free all his music through his website, www.PrettyLightsMusic.com, and with over half a million downloads & counting, and sold-out shows nationwide, the world has officially caught on!

US Tour Dates

15-Jul Camp Bisco Mariaville, New York

24-Jul Evolve Festival Nova Scotia, Canada

30-Jul Wanderlust Festival Squaw Valley, California

7-Aug Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado

14-Aug Outside Lands San Francisco, California

3-Sep North Coast Music Festival Chicago, Illinois

4-Sep Electric Zoo Festival New York, New York

HOLY KIMOTO LANDS IN MIAMI

Each year, right after New Years Eve, thousands of music fans embark on the Florida coast for the six-day Jam Cruise – an event featuring the nations top independent improvisational talent. This year is no different, the already sold-out Jam Cruise returns to American soil allowing local music promoters to get in on the action.

The White Room in Miami will play host to the “jam-elite” as headline performers Steve Kimock and Kyle Hollingsworth join forces with the electronic duo EOTO for a first-time performance together on a single stage, on January 8th. The event dubbed “HOLY KIMOTO” has already created significant national buzz and ticket sales are selling briskly.


Friday, January 8, 2010
HOLY KIMOTO @ The White Room

1306 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136
AGES: 18+ | Tickets: $20adv/$25door

The single-night performance will feature inspired jams and highly improvised music, as the collective will not have rehearsal time before the show. Kimock will board Jam Cruise with his project Crazy Engine while Hollingsworth will perform on the boat with both his own band as well as The Motet’s Talking Heads tribute act. The New Year will find Jason Hann and Michael Travis making waves of their own as they take their full-time project EOTO along the Florida Keys for their 2010 kick-off tour.

This rare and special event will play witness to a number of musical surprises and will feature the nations best improvisational artists on a single stage. While each of the musicians has performed together in various side projects, the foursome has not shared a stage as a single unit before. Listeners will have a chance to see the project take significant musical risks – an entity that defies the jam community and their devoted fans.

For more information about the event, including ticket sales check out: www.GlitterGluProductions.com

Help block Power Plant on Navajo Lands

Northwestern New Mexico- for the Grateful Web

Please speak out now against plans for a dirty, coal-fired power plant in New Mexico that would release mercury and other toxic contaminants into the environment, pollute waterways and threaten human health.

Go to http://www.savebiogems.org/yellowstone/takeaction right away and tell the Bush administration to reject the proposed Desert Rock power plant.

A global energy company and the Dine Power Authority want to build the plant on the eastern edge of the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico.

The Four Corners region is already home to two of the most polluting power plants in the country. If we don't act now, this area could soon be besieged by a new wave of environmental hazards.

In addition to mercury, the proposed Desert Rock plant would increase emissions of soot and soot-forming pollutants, which can cause asthma attacks, heart disease and other health problems.

Furthermore, the Navajo Nation would receive less than five percent of the projected electricity output from Desert Rock, even though many Navajo people still have no electricity in their homes. Most of the power would likely be exported to Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Last month, NRDC Members and online activists turned out at public hearings in Albuquerque and Santa Fe to oppose the Desert Rock plant, which would significantly increase global warming pollution in New Mexico at a time when states should be working to curb these dangerous emissions.

Please add your voice to this outcry. Go to http://www.savebiogems.org/yellowstone/takeaction right away and tell the Bush administration to reject the proposed Desert Rock power plant and instead develop new initiatives that focus on energy efficiency and clean, renewable
energy solutions.

Thank you for helping to protect the environment of New Mexico and the Four Corners region.