October 2012 Newsletter

Ah, fall is in the air. There are days in September and October here in Wisconsin where you have to turn the A/C on during the day and the heat at night. But I love fall and fall weather. I also love football, and last night watched my beloved Giants blow it in Philly again, and we now have lost eight of nine to our bitter rivals, the Eagles. We joke with Eagles’ fans that, hey, we have four Super Bowl rings while you have none. But losing to that team is no fun—it’s a pride thing and a rival thing and one of the awesome things about organized team sports. But it’s also painful to be on the losing end of that rivalry, and to top it off it was a night game, and I could fall asleep for several hours afterward. I suspect the baseball playoffs will keep me up late this month as well.

But hey, this isn’t about sports! It’s about music, and we have some great things happening in October and over the next few months…

New Clients and Upcoming Releases

David Olney: Robbery & Murder Legendary performer and songwriter David Olney returns with the third installment of his thematic mini-album series to present a pair of complicated love stories called Robbery & Murder (October 30, Deadbeet Records). As with the first two – 2011’s Film Noir and Olney’s retelling of the Easter story, The Stone (April 2012) – the packaging on Robbery & Murder features original artwork selected by Olney and foreboding photography. Each EP includes a mix of reinterpretations of some of Olney's classic catalog and several new tunes. The three recordings complete the box set, Body of Evidence, also available October 30. www.davidolney.com

A Fragile Tomorrow Be Nice Be Careful Charleston, South Carolina based A Fragile Tomorrow has become one of the most respected independent touring bans, in large part thanks to their venerable work ethic, stellar musicianship, and fans/friends in high places. The four-piece power pop band has toured the past seven years, and most recently with Matthew Sweet, The Indigo Girls, The Bangles, Antigone Rising, Garrison Starr and more. Now they are gearing up for the release of their fourth album, Be Nice Be Careful produced by Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Pavement) and Ted Comerford (Jukebox the Ghost) on January 8, 2013. www.afragiletomorrow.com

Etta Britt She recently signed her first record deal, giving hope to any middle-aged aspiring artists, and the story was picked up by the Huffington Post and later The Today Show. Etta Britt, firmly in the national spotlight, now heads out on tour in support of her new album, Out of the Shadows. www.ettabritt.com

Dolls on Fire Dolls on Fire is a high-energy, vocally-driven synth rock band from Kansas City. Duel lead vocalists Zach Hodson and Rachel Jaggard craft and belt harmonic melodies over an opus of keyboards. Michelle Bacon and Mark Johnson keep the songs grounded and pounding with a solid pocket rhythm section. Ready to blast their catchy, hook driven sound for all to hear, the foursome is proud to release their debut LP, Ladies and Gentlemen... on November 13. www.facebook.com/dollsonfire

Forest Sun Just Begun (October 2) www.forestsun.com

A Clever Con Mannequin Love Part 1 (October 16) facebook.com/aclevercon

War Poets Dulce et Decorum Est (December 4) www.warpoets.net

David Mayfield Parade Good Man Down (early 2013) www.davidmayfieldparade.com

Recent Releases

Dan Miraldi: Sugar & Adrenaline www.danmiraldi.com
Mark Bates: Night Songs www.markbatesmusic.com
Bedhed & Blondy Down South www.bedhedandblondy.com
Brian James The Wild and Free EP www.brianjamestunes.com
Brian Lisik The Mess That Money Can Buy (September 18) www.brianlisik.com
Charlie Parr 1922 and Glory in the Meeting House (re-releases/House of Mercy Recordings). www.charlieparr.com

Other News

The Speedbumps Pairing a local band with their local symphony is not an everyday occurrence, but that’s exactly what Kent band The Speedbumps will be doing when they take the stage for one night only with the Canton Symphony Orchestra on October 26 to present a contemporary collaboration of their award winning songs. www.thespeedbumps.com

In the Studio and Playing a Few Shows

Poco Long-awaited new album is on the way from this legacy act. www.poconut.org

Tim Mahoney Finalist from The Voice Season 1 has a new EP on the way, due out in December. www.timmahoney.com

On Tour Now

The Iveys: www.theiveysmusic.com
Paper Bird www.paperbirdband.com
Bill Toms www.billtoms.com
Tab Benoit www.tabbenoit.com
Burning River Ramblers: www.reverbnation.com/theburningriverramblers
Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project: www.thesweetteaproject.com
Red Wanting Blue www.redwantingblue.com
Tommy & The High Pilots www.thehighpilots.com
Darrell Scott www.darrellscott.com
Cash'd Out (Johnny Cash Tribute) www.cashdout.com
Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime www.badfish.com
Scotty Don't (original project of Badfish members) www.scottydont.com
Pure Prairie League www.pureprairieleague.com
Tracy Silverman www.tracysilverman.com
Rose's Pawn Shop: www.rosespawnshop.com
Jon Pousette-Dart www.pousette-dart.com

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