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SEVENDUST – ALL I SEE IS WAR

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SEVENDUST – ALL I SEE IS...

Heavy metal legends Sevendust are releasing their 12th studio album, All I See Is War, on May 11th via Rise Records. The new album, the first for Rise Records, was recorded last Fall and was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette, known for his work with Alter Bridge; Tremonti; Slash; and others. All I See Is War is the follow up to 2015’s Kill The Flaw, a record that brought the band their highest album sales chart position of their career. To coincide with the announcement of the new album, Sevendust will be heading out on a headline tour this Spring in support of All I See Is War. The tour is set to kick off on April 20th in Tempe, AZ and will wrap up at Rockfest in Kansas City, KS. The tour will make stops in Austin, TX; Nashville, TN; Clifton Park, NY and Cincinnati, OH among others. Memphis May ...

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LOREENA McKENNITT – LOST SOULS

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Loreena McKennitt’s new album, Lost Souls – her first recording of original songs since the 2006 album An Ancient Muse. Produced by the award‐winning Canadian singer/composer herself, Lost Souls is an eclectic tapestry of songs drawn from a wide range of influences, including the Celtic and Middle Eastern with which she has long been identified. The nine‐track album was recorded from May through October 2017 in Hamilton, Canada at Catherine North Studios and at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios near Bath, in South West England. Several of the songs included on ‘Lost Souls’ were initiated by McKennitt some time ago. Others have been progressively taking shape in the midst of more recent projects and journeys. A few draw on the poetry of John Keats and W.B. Yeats, while another evokes a distinct Middle Eastern flavour. In Lost Souls they all come together to create an artistically diverse and timely collection. The first featured track from the album “A Hundred ...

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MAT KEARNEY – CRAZYTALK

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MAT KEARNEY – CRAZYTALK

On his 5th album CRAZYTALK Mat Kearney mixes his timeless songwriting with a genre‐bending set of interests. Organic instruments, chill house grooves, tropical sounds & collabs with DJs AFSHeeN, filous & RAC are glued together by ageless hooks & thought‐provoking lyrics. The result is arguably the most nuanced album of his acclaimed career; with EDM drops one minute & acoustic guitars the next, it nods to Kearney's history as a melody‐driven songwriter who’s pushing himself into new territory.

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Trivia 2018 # 19

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Trivia 2018 # 19

May 11 ~ 1974 - Led Zeppelin meet Elvis Presley at the Forum in Los Angeles ~ 1941 - Eric Burdon was born May 12 ~ 1948 - Steve Winwood was born ~ 1963 - Bob Dylan walked out of dress rehearsals for "The Ed Sullivan Show" when CBS censors told him he could not perform "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues." May 13 - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY Birthdays - 1941 Ritchie Valens, 1950 Stevie Wonder, 1966 Darius Rucker ~ 1970 - The Beatles film "Let it Be" premiered in New York. May 14 ~ 1952 - David Bryne (formerly of The Talking Heads) was born ~ 1982 - The Clash released the album "Combat Rock." May 15 ~ 1995 - Supergrass release their debut album, 'I Should Coco' ~ 1953 - Mike Oldfield (of Tubular Bells fame) was born May 16 ~ 1970 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young score a #1 with 'Deja Vu' ~ 2010 - Ronnie James Dio passes away May 17 ~ 1949 - ...

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Wild Cards + surprised during May 2018 First Friday

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First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey: Wild Cards Cheeky-Jacked — Surprise and More and More Surprises by Brian Hay They might have been “Monkey-Jacked”. It has to be that or “Cheeky-Jacked” because there’s too many syllables in “Cheeky Monkey-Jacked and none of them are accurate anyway because (apart from being surprised hosts) the owners of Cheeky Monkey had no part in it. They were as surprised as everyone else. A good time was had by all though, and that’s what matters. With their drummer Gerry Hawley and the set-list he’d have laid out absent due to a family tragedy the members of Wild Cards were already “making do”. Singer/guitarist Renee Card and guitarists Sara Campbell and Scott Vegh played tentatively for a couple of songs while they got a sense of who’d do what to to fill the space normally held by the drums but intuition and a paying close attention to each ...

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Theatre Sarnia Auditions – Legally Blonde The Musical

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Legally Blonde The Musical - Audition Information Auditions When: Friday June 1 and Saturday June 2 at 7pm Where: Imperial Theatre, Studio A – entrance to the left of the door to the box office & upstairs What: 3 part audition consisting of singing, dancing, and acting – many roles available for women and men (ages 15+ up) Sing: 1. one song of your choice to show off your talent (note: please bring sheet music or an accompaniment track for your song) AND 2. one excerpt from the show (selections in google drive) Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ihUrYK2q6uyjgLEk7CDGr1OSuizFneIp?usp=sharing Dance: please wear appropriate clothing and dance/indoor shoes to learn a short dance routine Act: you may be asked to cold read a scene Audition form is available in the Google drive or you can fill it out at auditions. Call backs If required, Sunday June 3 at 1pm Show Schedule Read through: Monday June 25 Rehearsals start: Thursday July 5 Rehearsal times: Sunday, Monday, Thursday from 6:30-9:30pm Note: Holiday Weekends - no rehearsals ...

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SHAKEY GRAVES – CAN’T WAKE UP

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SHAKEY GRAVES – CAN&...

Can’t Wake Up, Shakey Graves’ second official studio album is, to quote the artist himself, “...a dense album...hectic and a little uncomfortable...the most I’ve ever intentionally worked on a project, musically speaking, in terms of the scope of it and how much thought went into it.” After a listen, you’ll find no exaggeration in that statement. Can’t Wake Up is the result of a broad metamorphosis from his previous work, setting aside the Americana singer/songwriter persona he’d cultivated thus far and opting for a more experimental, dream-like direction. Alejandro Rose-Garcia, the man behind the Shakey Graves moniker, also reflected that it’s a record for those who need to hear it; it’s for those who are walking in or have seen someone walk in darkness. The album’s themes of feeling discordant with reality, of rejection, monotony, and also ecstasy and joyous youth speak to all realms of experience in every listener.  

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SHINEDOWN – ATTENTION ATTENTION

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Multiplatinum, record-breaking rock band Shinedown has announced the release of their sixth studio album ATTENTION ATTENTION out May 4th on Atlantic Records. Lead single “DEVIL” is out now along with the accompanying video The 14-track album, Shinedown’s most raw and personal to date, is a mental, emotional and physical journey that follows an individual from life’s lowest lows to the highest highs as anxieties dissipate and demons disappear. The ominous album opener and lead single “DEVIL” is a rush of unpredictable rhythms and roaring guitars that sets the stage for what’s to come. The story that unfolds as the album progresses is a powerful and enduring statement about the resolve of the human spirit, our will to overcome struggles, and the importance of respecting and leaning on one another. On “KILL YOUR CONSCIENCE,” a percussive march and a snarling refrain are instigated by the pitfalls of social media. Elsewhere, “GET UP” ...

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ANNE MARIE – SPEAK YOUR MIND

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Following the launch of her mammoth new single “FRIENDS” alongside Marshmello, Anne-Marie is delighted to announce details of her highly-anticipated debut album ‘Speak Your Mind’, set for release on MAY 4, 2018. ‘Speak Your Mind’ is the rich fruit of the past two years’ work and a hyper-confident artistic statement. On her debut offering Anne-Marie’s playfully infectious pop spirit entwines with her celebrated humour, charisma and idiosyncratic storytelling – attributes that have set her apart from her peers and seen her become one of the UK’s most-loved female breakthrough stars of recent years. A sonic masterclass, ‘Speak Your Mind’ spans a number of personal yet relatable topics that only Anne-Marie could unite so compellingly: album opener “Cry” is a message to the ex-boyfriend who wants you back after ditching you for someone else; the empowering “Perfect” is an ode to self-love and appreciation; the vulnerable “Machine” imagines a world free of ...

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BISHOP BRIGGS – CHURCH IF SCARS

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BISHOP BRIGGS – CHURCH...

Penned as one of 2018’s most important breakout artists, Bishop Briggs to release her debut album, Church Of Scars, on 4/20 via Island Records. The album will include current single “White Flag,” which will impact Alternative radio in March. Album will also include previous hits, “River” & “Wild Horses,” which have been featured on a variety of television shows & commercials. She will support the record with her forthcoming headlining tour, which will  launch in April.

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