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JOHN TAGLIERI BRINGS IN DAYS LIKE T...

Leap Dog Music and Vanity Music Group are proud to announce that on the heels of his successful 'Southern Paradise' release, John Taglieri is set to r...

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Jason Merito: May 20,1970 – March 2, 2014 To say that writing this tribute is weird and awkward is a bit of an understatement. Only partially becau...

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JOHN TAGLIERI HITS BILLBOARD CHART

With his eleventh release, Southern Paradise, Boston based singer / songwriter John Taglieri has hit the Billboard charts. Fueled by his residency at ...

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JOHN TAGLIERI SLAMS INTO THE BILLBOARD INDIE CHART AT #112 WITH ‘DAYS LIKE THESE’

Veteran singer / songwriter John Taglieri’s new Ep, Days Like These has entered the Billboard Independent Album Chart at #112 in it’s first week of release, surrounded by artists such as Michael W. Smith, Hellyeah, Blackberry Smoke and Pop Evil “To say this is fantastic news is a massive understatement,” says Taglieri. “Days Like These actually came in higher than ‘Southern Paradise’ did and I was thrilled when that record charted! This is my first record to chart on it’s week of release and that’s a great feeling.”

Days Like These, John’s first straightforward melodic rock release in over a decade, benefits from several special guests and John’s residencies in Key West, FL. “I’m fortunate to have guests like Kenny Aronoff, Rich Redmond and Eric Ragno on this new record,” he states, “and the fact that I played down in Key West on the week of release certainly helped. Key West is a year round tourist attraction and I’m lucky to play there every other month all year long and while I do play to a lot of regulars, I also get in front of a lot of people passing through. Then they take my CD home and introduce me to their friends which is a HUGE help and really get the word out!”

Back home in Massachusetts, John has the following upcoming shows before returning to Key West in October:

9/6 – McGuiggans, Whitman, MA
9/12 – Turners Yard, Pembroke, MA
9/18 – Southside Tavern, Braintree, MA
9/19 – McGuiggans, Whitman, MA
9/25 – JP Ryans, Abington, MA
9/26 – Castleton State College, Castleton, VT
10/1-10/7 – US Naval Tour

JOHN TAGLIERI GUESTS ON GOOD MORNING, FLORIDA KEYS

Melodic rock artist John Taglieri was a guest this morning on the Key West, FL show Good Morning, Florida Keys, as part of the promotion for his Days Like These Ep, with host Jenna Stauffer.  Watch it here.

JOHN TAGLIERI TOASTS THE MAN IN THE MOON ON 107.1 IN KEY WEST, FL

John Taglieri was an in studio guest at 107.1 on Key West, Fl this morning. Check out his unplugged performance of “Toasting The Man in the Moon” here

RED TIDE RISING NOMINATED FOR THREE “INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS – SOUTH WEST”

Young modern rock upstarts Red Tide Rising have been nominated in three categories for the 2014 Independent Music Awards in the Southwest region.

Nominations have come in the “Best Indie Album of the Year” (for The Rising), “Best Indie Song of the Year” (for “Shadows”) and the “Best Indie Rock / Blues Song” (for “The Otherside”) categories. Frontman, Matthew Whiteman says, “It’s an honor to be recognized by the independent music community after all the work we’ve put into the album.”

The criteria for nomination includes having product released in 2014 in the states of Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico as well as a necessity that the album or song be either DIY or released through an independent record company. Winners are selected by an esteemed panel of judges as well as a popular vote (aka “The People’s Choice”). Voting begins 16 September 2014 and closes on 23 September 2014 with the ceremony held on 4 October 2014.

RED TIDE RISING LAUNCHES VIDEO FOR “THE OTHERSIDE”

Young Denver modern rock act Red Tide Rising have released the first video from their new album, The Rising.  “The Otherside”was filmed and directed by Mel Haynes, Jr  and shot in a warehouse in Denver.  The video also features the debut of new bass player, Michael LeBois. The video can be viewed here.

Formed in 2007 when the band members were still just in junior high school, Red Tide Rising has since gone from strength to strength, releasing three albums and touring alongside the likes of in This Moment, Hatebreed and others.  The Rising, produced by Mike McAree (In This Moment) and Jeff Kanan (Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Randy Jackson, Staind, more), debuted on Billboard’s Heatseeker charts at #3.

Some Press On The Rising:

Red Tide Rising offers one of the few bright spots in the modern hard rock genre. If you’re into bands like Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Chevelle and Godsmack, you’d do well to give The Rising a try.-  Justin Gaines / Hard Rock Haven

Where Red Tide Rising will be successful is if people dig on Matthew Whiteman’s vocals. He’s a singer, when a lot of other bands might do a little bit more screaming in his shoes. He’s almost got too good of a voice for rock music – Bob Zerull / Zoiks!

The band is super tight. I love the guitar sound. I particularly enjoyed the song “The Otherside” – “Wizard” / Bloody Good Horror

JOHN TAGLIERI ANNOUNCES PRE-SALE FOR DAYS LIKE THESE

With his twelfth release, Days Like These, ready to drop in the next two weeks, pop / rock artist John Taglieri has launched a pre-sale for the Ep, along with free downloads, free swag, autographed CD’s and a chance to win a set of guitars.

Click over to John’s pre-order page to find the chance to not only pre-order a signed copy of the new record (delivered on or before 19 August) but to also grab the following: a link for a digital download of the Ep the same day you order, a link for an acoustic version of the Ep the same day you order and a John Taglieri t-shirt (specify size when ordering. Style will vary). Six random winners will get signed drum heads from John, Chad Cunningham and Alan Bowers and one Grand Prize Winner will get two Signed Guitars …an Epiphone electric and acoustic with the same finish. They will each have a verse and chorus from the track “Days Like These” on them,. When combined the whole song will be presented on the duo of guitars.

The cost of the Days Like These pre-sale is only US$15.00 and runs though 11:59 EST on 18 August 2014.

TONY CLARK OF TONY CLARK AND KILLING TIME GUESTS ON SMASH RADIO

Tony Clark, lead vocalist ad guitarist with Tony Clark and Killing Time recently spent time discussing beer, music and more with DJ REM at Smash Radio.  Check it out here!

COLE CHILDERS GUESTS ON ROCKWIRED RADIO AND MAGAZINE SHOW

Cole Childers was a recent guest of Brian Lush on the Rockwired Radio and Magazine Show. You can listen to the interview here.

RED TIDE RISING ADDS NEW BASS PLAYER

Denver metal merchants Red Tide Rising have added new bass player, Michael LaBois to their lineup after meeting with several potential applicants.  LaBois, a veteran of the Denver metal scene joins the band just in time to appear in their new video for “The Otherside” taken from the band’s recent The Rising album and says, LaBois says, “I think that Red Tide Rising is the right place for me right now. I enjoy the feeling of being on Stage with these three guys.  It’s been an instant bond.”

Guitarist, Andrew Whiteman, adds, “We are all super excited to have Michael join us in Red Tide! He is a passionate and skilled player that has already brought a lot of energy and excitement to the band. He is a great guy and we’ve had a blast with him in just the short time he has been with us!”

Red Tide Rising’s The Rising is currently in stores in North America now and they are currently building dates for late summer, including:

Aug 22 – Albuquerque, NM – Malarkey’s
Aug 23 – Dallas, TX – Curtain
Sept 5 – Denver, CO – Marquis (supporting Nothing More)

JOHN TAGLIERI BRINGS IN DAYS LIKE THESE

Leap Dog Music and Vanity Music Group are proud to announce that on the heels of his successful ‘Southern Paradise’ release, John Taglieri is set to release his new Ep, Days Like These on 19 August 2014. The date is also Taglieri’s birthday and the title track symbolizes what the Ep is all about.

“Coming off of how great ‘Southern Paradise’ did, having my first baby, hitting Billboard, & charting overseas, I just cannot believe how blessed and lucky I am with my career.” said Taglieri. “I have an amazing fan base and they just keep me going. And Days Like These is exactly what life is about for me right now.”

For his twelfth effort, Taglieri wanted to pull out all the stops and make music that truly represents who he is and where his career is right now. “15 years ago I released my first CD, ‘Leap Of Faith’ which is exactly what it was.”…says Taglieri. “To be here 15 years and 12 releases later and to be as blessed as I am in my career really shows what my ‘Days Like These’ is. I get to do what I love everyday and I can’t ask for more than that.” Enlisting the help of some friends – both old and new – John worked with several writers and a true A-List crew of musicians to craft six songs that reflect on life and all the amazing things that have happened in it for him as of late.

For the Days Like These release, Taglieri recruited Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, Elton John, Bob Seger, etc), Alan Jax Bowers (Parrot Bay, Rachel Allyn) , Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean, Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, etc), Lee Turner (Darius Rucker, Sara Evans, Big and Rich), Eric Ragno (Alice Cooper, Paul Stanley, Billy Gibbons, etc), Joe Gilder, Greg Juliano (Juliano Brothers), Chad Cunningham and Keith Lubrant (whose music you have heard on TV shows such as Real Housewives of Miami, Beavis and Butthead, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Young and the Restless and dozens more). “Its been SO cool to have my friends help me make this EP. Keith and I go back 15 years and started out together. Eric and I grew up together and its like life coming full circle. Its also amazing to me to be able to have some of my idols like Kenny Aronoff and Rich Redmond on this release. Its been very surreal to be working with them and really part of what my ‘Days Like These’ is about.”

Days Like These releases on 19 August and the Ep will be preceded by the release of the “Days Like These” single on 29 July.

Please check out the promo video at http://youtu.be/3484G4QrfrU

JOHN TAGLIERI RELEASES VIDEO SAMPLER FOR ‘DAYS LIKE THESE’ EP

Veteran pop/rock artist John Taglieri has released a five and a half minute long video sampler for his upcoming Ep, Days Like These, due 19 August 2014.

Comprised of six songs, the Ep features some very special guests (to be revealed soon) and brings Taglieri full circle to where he began his solo path as a musical artist.  “Days Like These is exactly what my life is about right now. Becoming a dad, finding a great balance in life, and being happier with my life and career than I’ve ever been.” said Taglieri. “Each song on this Ep is about life…the ups (“Days Like These”, “Here For The Taking”, “Beautiful Tonight”, “Finish Line”) and the downs (“Thin Air”, “Toasting The Man In The Moon”). Its about balance, which is key to everything in life. I think it’s a fun EP and I had the most amazing time making it.”

The video can be viewed here

COLE CHILDERS’ ‘AURORA’ EP NOW AVAILABLE DIGITALLY

Seattle based modern rock artist Cole Childers has released his debut Ep, Aurora, via Vanity Digital Music and it can now be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, Google Music and other digital download sites. Aurora can also be streamed at Spotify and similar services.

Childers entered the United States Navy in 2000 and his experiences in the armed forces added to the mix of Cole’s creative genius, bringing to life a brand of music that’s dark, fleeting and emotional.  Upon returning from a six month deployment in 2006 he formed the band Chasing Corona, releasing the critically acclaimed album, ‘Black Eye and Candlelight’ and opening dates for the likes of Motley Crue, Joan Jett and others.

Aurora kicks off with the hard hitting modern rock track, “Save Me,” (“about someone who has been there for everyone around them, but the entire time they were the ones that needed help,” says Childers),and then slams right into the first single “Fall With Me,” the video of which is shot from a soldier’s point of view.  “This video was very important to me,” relates Cole.  “So many people read military death tolls in the paper and have a standard reaction without true feeling behind it.  We did this video in order to cut to the core of the viewer so they may understand the true sacrifice that military and their families make everyday.”  The Linkin Park infused “Addict” follows. The song doesn’t necessarily reference drug addiction, rather anything that controls someone physically and mentally in a negative fashion.  “Being high without a drug is referring to finding true happiness and overcoming the crutch,” says the singer / guitarist. The breakneck juggernaut of “Run Away,” then crashes through and “could be the most meaningful song to me,” says Cole. “It signifies the father – daughter relationship in a broken marriage.  Giving assurance to the child that I will be your rock and can always be counted on,”  Featuring a hook as wide as the Pacific Ocean, “Impossible,” touches on the struggle of trying to break through to your significant other during the dying phase of your relationship. The Ep’s title track, “Aurora” finishes off the record with a more acoustic oriented approach than the rest of the songs on offer and tells a story of a girl cheating on her boyfriend. While she’s torn apart by guilt and not knowing what lies down the road, he just moves on with life, having few cares in the world … sort of an about face on life.

Leaving the military has allowed Cole to take a different perspective on life and has given him more flexibility to grow as a musician.  He sums it all up: “I was able to move back to where it all began, with new purpose and clear direction.

Aurora:

on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1qrMZLE

on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1kZRGwY

RYAN MCKAY and A.D. ADAMS PRESENT THE SHABBY ROAD RECORD SHOW EPISODE 4: LIFERS IN KANSAS CITY

AD and Ryan are sitting in a hotel room in Kansas City dishing out another episode of LIFERS. This time they talk about their first bands, how they got it together, and the inevitable first gig. Hilarity ensues as these two lifetime musicians recount the first few pivotal steps. Listen in here

RYAN MCKAY and A.D. ADAMS PRESENT THE SHABBY ROAD RECORD SHOW EPISODE 7: YOU CAN PUT A MAN ON THE MOON BUT CAN’T BUY BOLAN AT K-MART

What rockstar did their friend Mikey impersonate to swiftly get through security at a New York airport? Which band’s music warrants a phone call to child protective services? What band did a teenage AD get high with in the 70s? Hear the results of Ryan and AD’s first ever “band off”. Hear Ryan make an obvious Freudian slip.It’s all right here

RED TIDE RISING LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Denver metal band Red Tide Rising have launched their all new website with updated graphics, media and content.  Check it out by clicking here

COLE CHILDERS SPEAKS WITH MALICE COOPER

Vanity Digital artist Cole Childers spent about 20 minutes on the phone with the always entertaining Malice Cooper.  Audio here

RYAN MCKAY and A.D. ADAMS PRESENT THE SHABBY ROAD RECORD SHOW EPISODE 6: THE ORANGUTAN DID IT

In our most emotionally charged episdoe to date the topics include drug addiction, mental illness, satan, organized religion, double murder and the horror of male pattern baldness. You will also find out what rock icon AD held hands with and what band Ryan despises. All this and the usual reckless banter right here

RYAN MCKAY and A.D. ADAMS of the CRASH STREET KIDS PRESENT EPISODE 5 of THE SHABBY ROAD RECORD SHOW: DARTS, DRUGS AND PIZZA

What album did Ryan lose by leaving it on the hood of his car and driving away from Shabby? Have you ever slipped someone five? How does AD compare Tchaikovsky to Skynryd? Why put potatoes in your pants? What rock star snorted all of AD’s coke in the 80′s? All this and the usual reckless banter here

DIRTY DIAMONDS TO RELEASE LET’S GET LOUD THROUGH VANITY MUSIC GROUP IN THE UK

The Irish mob known as Dirty Diamonds will release their debut full length effort, Let’s Get Loud in the UK via Vanity Music Group on 5 May 2014. A heart pounding twelve song affair of melodic hard rock fury meant to take your head off, the album is the band’s followup to their ‘Leaving Town’ Ep in 2013.

Let’s Get Loud encompasses everything Dirty Diamonds love about rock and metal music. “We decided from the get go that it should be something that is reflective of all our influences,” states Jonathan. Songs such as “Want You to Want Me” and “Wakin’ Up the Neighbourhood” are reminiscent of Def Leppard and then you have tracks like “Crash & Burn” and “Against the Grain” which stray much further into the heavier territories of Pantera and Megadeth and “Paradise & Tropicana” features Foo Fighters and Journey as influences. “It wasn’t that we were trying to please everybody it was more like there is so much more to Rock n Roll as a genre than just pedal to the metal straight ahead rock all the time and we are big fans of the genre.”

The band is accompanying the release with the following dates:

2 May – Dumfries – The Venue
3 May – Dumfermine – Monty’s Bar
4 May – Glasgow – 13th Note Cafe
5 May – Edinburgh – Bannermans
6 May – Sunderland – The Corner Flag
7 May – Newcastle – Dog & Parrot
8 May – Manchester – Grand Central
10 May – Nottingham – The Salutation Inn

THE SHABBY ROAD RECORD SHOW – EPISODE 4

What is “Golden Earring Syndrome”. What famous band did AD’s Monarch beat in a battle of the bands? What story ends with “Laddie, get offa Phil Lynott”. Who is the greatest rock star of all time? Hint, it’s not Segovia. Check it all out here