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Panther Style "¡Emergencia!" + June 11th Chicago Record Release Show!

May 31, 2011 brings the highly anticipated debut release from Chicago rock band, Panther Style. The "¡Emergencia!" LP will be available on 180 gram vinyl, digital and CD formats, all including a cover of "Blind Eyes Open" by The Posies.

This project of heavy tasty pop was started by Chicago rock veterans Jeanne McClure, Al Rodis, Dan Lutger, & Melissa Koehl (Mary Tyler Morphine, Siderunners, Dyslexic Apaches, Reptoids) out of a mutual desire to make some beautifully catchy songs that rocked. Drawing influences from The Posies, Big Star, New Order, and U2, along with the seductive feel of in-your- face screaming tube amps and chest pounding bass from The Cult, Fugazi and Failure, their sound brings a refreshing blend of sweet melodies and thick distorted guitars all held together with an air-tight driving rhythm.

"¡Emergencia!" was recorded at B-Side Audio in Chicago with Neal Ostrovsky on a 16-track analog tape machine to capture the warm tones and genuine feel of the band's live sound. All of the music was recorded live with everyone in the same room. It was mastered with Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service. "Blind Eyes Open" was also released on the "Beautiful Escape" Posies cover compilation, by Burning Sky Records.

Soon after the formation of Panther Style, Dan and Melissa got hitched. Soon afterwards Dan and Jeanne jumped in to complete the rhythm section of Melissa's other established project, Reptoids. They brought a commanding presence to match Reptoids progression to a heavier sound and will be releasing the "Invasion" EP in the Summer of 2011.

You can learn more about Panther Style by visiting their website.

Melissa Nadel @ The Blue Note | 12/25

An angelic voice and impressive talent, singer/songwriter Melissa Nadel, will be returning to the Blue Note stage to perform on Saturday night, December 25th at midnight.  Bring your family and friends after your holiday festivities to top off the night.  She will be debuting some new material of hers, and there will be a few Christmas surprises for you as well.. it's a show not to miss!

Melissa is a young, exciting artist who infuses Jazz and Pop to create a genuinely refreshing and original sound.  Her style is versatile and tasteful.  Whether she's behind the piano accompanying herself or center stage fronting her band, her live performances are engaging and filled with emotion.  Her debut CD, WHAT MATTERS, co-produced by Charles Fambrough and herself, is available on iTunes, CDBaby, and Amazon, etc.  It is also being distributed in Japan through Vivid Sound Corporation and receiving great reviews.  Melissa is currently preparing to get back into the studio to begin working on her highly-anticipated second album.

TURDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 25 @ MIDNIGHT
LATE NIGHT GROOVE SERIES
BLUE NOTE JAZZ CLUB
131 W. 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012
Reservations Recommended
212.475.8592
$12

Melissa Nadel - vocals/piano
Patrick Firth - piano
Brian Killeen - bass
Adam Stoler - guitar
Jordan Perlson - drums

Melissa Ferrick at the Fox Theatre

Singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick emerged in 1994 as part of a group of new female alternative singer/songwriters, much in the vein of Liz Phair. Raised in Ipswich, MA, she began singing in coffeehouses after dropping out of college and eventually wound up in Boston. Her major breakthrough arrived one night when she replaced Morrisey's opening act less than an hour before showtime. Ferrick's performance impressed Morrisey, who invited her to open for him during the rest of the tour. The tour earned her a small cult following, as well as a contract with Atlantic Records.

She released her debut album, Massive Blur, in 1994 to good reviews; the critical reception for her stripped-down second album, Willing to Wait, earned even stronger acclaim. Even so, Atlantic dropped her in 1995, prompting Ferrick to go indie by signing with W.A.R.?, a Colorado-based company. She remained with W.A.R.? over the course of several albums -- including Everything I Need, Freedom the concert recording +1 before taking a lesson from fellow songwriter Ani DiFranco and forming her own label, Right On. Capturing her enigmatic stage persona, Ferrick issued Skinnier, Faster, Live at the B.P.C. in early 2001 and followed its release with a studio album named Valentine Heartache.

Releasing albums on her own label proved to be a welcome change of pace, and Ferrick spent the decade issuing a string of studio records and live releases. She also toured regularly, often logging as many as 150 shows per year. After releasing her 14th album, Goodbye Youth, in 2008, Ferrick shifted her focus to the artists who inspired her, resulting in the release of a covers album, Enough About Me, in 2010.

Friday June 18, 9:00pm
MELISSA FERRICK
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Tickets on sale now at the Fox Theatre box office

Internet 24-7 at www.foxtheater.com

Phone: During box office hours: 303.443.3399

Melissa Nadel Appearing At The Blue Note

An angelic voice and impressive talent, singer/songwriter Melissa Nadel, will be returning to the Blue Note Jazz Club to perform on Friday night, December 25th at 12am.  Melissa is a young, exciting artist who infuses Jazz and Pop to create a genuinely refreshing and original sound.  Her style is versatile and tasteful, and her live performances are engaging and filled with emotion.  She truly brings her own flavor to each song she sings.  Her debut CD, WHAT MATTERS, co-produced by Charles Fambrough and herself, is available at CDBaby.com, iTunes, and Amazon.com, etc.  It is also being distributed in Japan through Vivid Sound Corporation and receiving great reviews.

FRIDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 25 @ MIDNIGHT

BLUE NOTE JAZZ CLUB

131 W. 3rd Street
(between MacDougal & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
Reservations Recommended
212.475.8592

Melissa Nadel - vocals/piano
Daniel Mintseris - piano
Chris Biesterfeldt - guitar
Brian Killeen - bass
Jared Schonig – drums

Melissa Nadel at the Blue Note on 7/25

nadelAn angelic voice and impressive talent, singer/songwriter Melissa Nadel, will be performing at Blue Note Jazz Club on Saturday night, July 25th at 12:30 am.  Melissa is a young, exciting artist who infuses Jazz and Pop to create a genuinely refreshing and original sound.  Her style is versatile and tasteful, and her live performances are engaging and filled with emotion.  She truly brings her own flavor to each song she sings.  Her debut CD, WHAT MATTERS, co-produced by Charles Fambrough and herself, is available at CDBaby.com, iTunes, and Amazon.com, etc.  It is also being distributed in Japan through Vivid Sound Corporation and receiving great reviews.

Saturday, July 25th @ 12:30 am

BLUE NOTE JAZZ CLUB
131 W. 3rd Street
(between MacDougal & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
Reservations:  212.475.8592
$10

Melissa Nadel - vocals
Roy Dunlap  - piano
Chris Biesterfeldt - guitar
Nicholas D'Amato - bass
Jordan Perlson - drums

http://www.myspace.com/MelissaNadel
http://www.melissanadel.com