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Name That Tune With Butch Walker!!!

September 30, 2009 by  
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Name That Tune with Butch Walker??  Who’s been reading my diary!  I plan on being the NTT Butch Walker Style champion so watch out!

I can name that tune in....

From Butch Walker:

Hello, all you nice people!!

Well if the fun were to stop now, I’d probably just retire from the game…. But since I’m not a rapper/CEO/shoe designer I believe I will entertain us with the following little nugget:

I have wanted to be on “Name That Tune” ever since I first saw it on tv when I was a kid. I know it hasn’t been a show for quite sometime, and you can pretty much turn on the radio these days and play the game yourself, but I figured I would give my tribute to it in the form of a contest of guitar riffs.

For the whole month of October (every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) there will be a short video clip of basically me sitting around in my pajamas in the morning with a guitar, playing a short riff that you will have to be the first to have the correct answer of said riff’s original owner (the song title and artist). The difficulty ranges from popular to obscure. Old song to new song. Rock to metal. Bad to good. Its all there…

It will be posted on my Twitter, which you will then have to be the first to post the correct answer (song title and artists) by sending me an @reply to @butchwalker.

The winners will get their twitter names in the artwork of the new Butch Walker and the Black Widows album, plus some more cool exclusive stuff. Yay!!

It will also be posted afterward, to my official Youtube channel at for all of those who want to see the videos without parTwitterpating in the contest (I kill me so hard right now..).

Oh yeah, and don’t forget the nice little finish line at the end of the contest will be a month long sold out residency at the very intimate Hotel Cafe in LA, every Wed in November where I will play, front-to-back, a different album for each show.

More little surprises will be coming up for other cities before a full-on tour in the new year. I love this part of the ride!


The Dropkick Murphys Announce November Tour Dates

Boston’s own Dropkick Murphys have announced some tour dates in NA and Canada for November.

Opening support provided by The Flatliners  for the majority of the tour, but the following acts will also be at some of the dates: Mahones, Mark Lind of the Ducky Boys, Youth Brigade and more. For exact line-ups check with the venue.

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Jason Evigan of After Midnight Project

September 30, 2009 by  
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amptopFans of After Midnight Project (AMP) have been patiently waiting for the band’s major label debut “Let’s Build Something To Break”.  This summer, that wait came to an end when the album was released.  Produced by John Feldmann (Goldfinger) “Let’s Build Something To Break” introduces music fans to a collection of edgy rock tunes with some heart.  The songs range from the serious tones of “The Criminal” (written for an actual soldier that vocalist Jason Evigan met at a party) to the piano based ballad “Gone Too Long” to the straight up rock anthem and fan favorite “Take Me Home”.   Covering all of their bases, the album gives fans a little bit of everything.  As Evigan told us, he wants to “make us smike and cry at the same time”.

Four years in the making After Midnight Project (Jason Evigan on vocals, Spencer Bastian on guitar, Dan Morris on drums, TJ Armstrong on bass and Christian Meadows on guitar) built their fanbase by becoming regulars on the famed Sunset Strip.  Their live show has always been their biggest selling point and with the band currently out on tour with Chevelle you can go check them out for yourselves!

Vocalist Jason Evigan recently took some time to talk to us about the album, the songs, and the path that lead to where they are now.

Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette | September  2009
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CD Review: Ryan Star / Last Train Home

September 30, 2009 by  
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ryanstarcoverRyan Star
Last Train Home

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Reviewed by: Stacie Caddick-Dowty

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OK Go Announce Tour Dates

September 29, 2009 by  
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OK Go has announced a handful of dates in the midwest before they cross the pond.  Their new album is due out in January so you’ll likely hear some new material if you’re lucky enough to catch a show in your area!



11/04/2009 Mr. Small’s Theater
Millvale, PA ·


11/05/2009 The Basement
Columbus, OH ·

11/06/2009 Grog Shop
Cleveland, OH ·

11/07/2009 Blind Pig
Ann Arbor, MI ·

11/08/2009 Southgate House
Newport, KY ·


11/10/2009 Intersection
Grand Rapids, MI ·


11/11/2009 Canopy Club
Urbana, IL ·


11/13/2009 Otto’s
Dekalb, IL ·

11/14/2009 Rock Island Brewing Co
Rock Island, IL ·

01/11/2010 Norwich UEA
Norwich, UK ·

01/12/2010 O2 Academy
Glasgow,  ·

01/13/2010 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
London, UK ·

01/14/2010 Concorde II
Brighton, UK ·

01/16/2010 O2 Academy
Sheffield, UK ·

01/17/2010 O2 Academy
Liverpool, UK ·


01/18/2010 ABC
Glasgow, UK ·

See Steel Panther Live In Their Only Boston Area Appearance

September 29, 2009 by  
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steelpantherliveWith the North American release of their album “Feel The Steel” Steel Panther will be making their only Boston area appearance on ROCKtober 6th at The Newbury Comics in Norwood, MA.  The band will be performing an acoustic set and will also be doing a signing.

The West Coast has owned these guys for so long, let’s show them some East Coast love!

For more info visit Steel Panther’s website or

Staind’s Aaron Lewis Announces Solo Tour

September 29, 2009 by  
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Aaron Lewis, frontman for  Staind, has unveiled details of the first leg of his upcoming solo acoustic tour, now in its sixth year. The tour saw sold-out shows last year, including a stint at the Mohegan Sun, where he sold more than 8000 tickets. The dates will begin on January 1st, 2010 with a special New Year’s Day concert at the Green Valley Ranch Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada. From there, Lewis will traverse the continent, capping off his first leg with two nights at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. The second leg of the tour will kick off on February 25th at Hammond, Indiana’s Horseshoe Casino.

Aaron Lewis Solo Tour Dates:

1                      Henderson, NV                      Green Valley Ranch
2                      Las Vegas, NV                       Aliante Casino
8                      Reno, NV                                Silver Legacy
9                      West Wendover, NV             Peppermill
15                    Temecula, CA                        Pechanga
19                    St. Charles, MO                     Ameristar St. Charles (St. Louis)
21, 22              Vicksburg, MS                       Ameristar Vicksburg
23                    Robinsville, MS                      Bluesville @ Tunica Horseshoe


5                      Uncasville, CT                        Mohegan Sun
12                    Verona, NY                            Turning Stone
13, 14              Atlantic City, NJ                    Borgata
25                    Hammond, IN                       Horseshoe Casino* (first date of leg 2)

*Additional Dates To Be Announced Shortly

For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit

Rise Against Premiere Savior Video‏

September 29, 2009 by  
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Rise Against just released their latest video for the song Savior, check it out below:

“We just finished the fourth video from our latest record, Appeal To Reason. “Savior” was filmed in downtown LA in the middle of the night with some furry friends, road flares, and musical equipment that didn’t survive the night. Enjoy!” – Rise Against

Chester Bennington’s Dead By Sunrise to Perform Shows in Las Vegas, New York, & LA

September 29, 2009 by  
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Dead by Sunrise, the new band fronted by Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, have announced three upcoming live shows to celebrate the release of their debut album, Out of Ashes, due from Warner Bros. Records on October 13th, 2009.
The band, which is Bennington on vocals, guitarists Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh (from Orgy/Julien-K), bassist Brandon Belsky, drummer Elias Anda (also from Julien-K), and keyboardist Anthony Valcic, will perform at Wasted Space in the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas on October 1st, at The Gramercy Theatre in New York City on October 14th, and at the Roxy in Los Angeles on October 19th.
Fans attending these very special shows will be treated to songs from Out of Ashes, which was produced by Howard Benson (Motorhead, My Chemical Romance). The album’s first single, “Crawl Back In,” continues its assault on Rock radio, after being the most-added track for four consecutive weeks in September. The video for “Crawl Back In” is viewable at
As previously announced, Dead by Sunrise will perform also at MTV’s first annual “Ulalume” Halloween festival on October 23rd, 2009, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, alongside Paramore, AFI, and Kid Cudi. Their performance will air during a Halloween-themed week on MTV,, mtvU, and

Butch Walker Announces November Residency at The Hotel Cafe & New Album

September 28, 2009 by  
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Butch Walker has announced that he’ll be spending his Wednesday evenings in November at The Hotel Cafe in L.A. for a residency that will consist of some pretty special shows where he plays albums in their entirety:

*The first show will be “Letters”

*The next week will be “The Rise and Fall…”

*The 3rd show will be “Sycamore Meadows”

*And the last show will be Fans Choice voted on through Twitter*

Butch also announced his latest album (With his band The Black Widows) will be released early in the new year and will be titled “”I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart”.

For all the latest visit Butch’s website.

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