Friday, July 31, 2015

Rachel & The Ruckus Release New Single, "Bounce"

oneTrack From the Critically-Acclaimed Debut Album Rachel & The Ruckus meets public and industry with excitement

“A song about the power of being positive in the face of adversity and negativity"

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Rachel & the Ruckus release a new single, "Bounce", from their critically-acclaimed self-titled 2014 album. The uptempo, catchy song showcases front-person Rachel Alena's soulful, country-tinged vocals that are highly reminiscent of tunes by contemporaries like Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Miranda Lambert, to name a few. Listen closely and you may even hear strains of Beth Hart, Diana Fuchs, and Janiva Magness in Alena, who calls her music "Mile High Melodic Blues-Rock". "Bounce" is the follow-up to "Romeo", the latter described as 'Shakespeare with a Modern-Day twist".

The Boulder, Co-based musician describes "Bounce" as "a song about the power of being positive in the face of adversity and negativity. It's about how people are prone to saying one thing to your face, but then secretly want to see you fail (or at least trip and stumble in your process). It reminds us that in the end we all need to ignore the nay sayers, focus on the good, give love and be positive to stay resilient in this world."

         They can say we're

                    Gonna trip stumble stumble

                                 Gonna trip stumble stumble

                                                  Gonna Bounce

                                                              They were never on the money

"Bounce was one of the first handful of songs Alec Sims (Rachel & The Ruckus guitarist) and Kyle Comerford (R&R drummer) wrote together over twelve years ago",  Alena continues. "It was a simple tune that just kept making its way back into the rotation as if it knew it's own destiny was to be recorded by Rachel and the Ruckus years later".


Rachel Alena grew up in the Los Angeles music scene and started making music before she learned to talk. She took her first musical cues from her mother and father who played in a band together and infused her with their deep love of music. Her father is often heard on the radio, having played guitar with classic Phil Spector-produced bands such as the Ronettes and the Crystals on popular songs like "Da Do Run Run" and "Be My Baby". Rachel was a session vocalist, who toured and also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, before moving to Colorado in 2000 to continue her musical journey.

“Probably the best band you have not yet heard: Rachel & the Ruckus. They are a blues rock ‘n’ soul band that you have got to see. The band is tight and talented and Rachel Alena kills on vocals".

                                 MILE HIGH BLUES SOCIETY -


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Introducing the Boho Series 2.0: Ukulele, Bass & Guitar


In 2013, we ran our first crowdfunding campaign to bring our upcycled oil can guitars to life. Now we are back, to introduce our newest line of instruments, the Boho Series 2.0, including the Ukulele, Bass and three new designs to the original Boho Guitar. The metal Boho bodies produce a richer range of tones not found in other guitars, for a truly unique and special sound.

To show appreciation for your support, we are bringing the Boho Series 2.0 to life with pre-order sales launching on Indiegogo today. Early bird sales start at $89 for the Uke (normally $109), $199 for the Guitar (normally $299), and $300 for the Bass (normally $450). We also have limited edition TNT design available only on Indiegogo and a limited edition, autographed G.Love’ Special Sauce themed guitar. There’s a sound for everyone! Join us and support #TeamBoho



Oil-can Guitars only Available from Bohemian Guitars

Express yourself with music. Express yourself with design. In addition to our original designs beloved by renowned artists and guitar enthusiasts alike, we are celebrating the introduction of Boho Series 2.0 with three brand new guitar designs: Bohemian Ales, Electric Limeade and Hot Sauce. And for a limited time, we are offering the rare “Collector’s Edition” TNT, only available during this Indiegogo campaign right now!



Monday, July 27, 2015

Fundraiser to produce Black Winter album

Lets get this started, any donation to this true to be groundbreaking project for Xombiewoof Records would help, 5$, 10$ ... anything you can offer would help, the artists working with us are giving their time and love of music and mankind, and the benefit to children's charities is the key. Go to and donate today, share with your Friends and Family, this is a project worth backing and if you are a large donor you get a copy of the album, and the knowledge you were a part of it. Every Penny Helps !!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dokken Back for the Attack at JD Legends

mike%2520Ritchie_thumb%255B9%255DFrom The Pit – Music and Show Reviews

By Mike Ritchie

From the knees down it looked like the packed house crowd in Franklin could have been sifting through the sands of the West Coast beaches under the warm LA summer sun as JD Legends presented the 80’s metal throw down sponsored by Harley Davidson. Saturday July 11 brought the legendary sunset strip action of Dokken with East Coast players Firehouse and Trixter.

Though commonly linked and lumped into the glam/hair metal category showed that whatever label is bestowed they’re still going strong, outlasting countless others and contemporaries that all tried to ‘make it’ back in the day. Though technically, the first two acts came to prominence in the early 90’s. They played their respective classics, favorites and new material that will remain timeless, proving that the music of the 80/90’s rock scene remains popular, vital and never truly went away.

DSC_0049New Jersey’s Trixter had their first run from the early 80’s to mid-nineties with MTV airtime on Headbangers Ball. After glam temporarily went out and grunge even more temporarily came in, (one of the few ‘hair’ bands that made flannel look fun) they broke up, reuniting in 2008. They opened for Dokken and Firehouse in the early days and for Scorpions and Poison on their first arena run. A second record Hear! followed but failed to catch on in the US with grunge in full swing. After the breakup/reunion New Audio Machine came in 2012 then Human Era this year and they’ve continued to tour since. If nothing else proving their staying power.

They broke out a cut from the machine, showing their still bad boys with a “Heart of Steel.” They were on MTV when it was still cool, making them “One in a Million.” The next tune was a little fast paced and loud for grandma’s chair so they invited certain crowd members on the “Rockin Horse.” Going back to the beginning they stood center stage in the “Line of Fire.”

Motley Crue has their anthem for the working girl but Trixter have theirs for the women that slay and play with ink. “Tattoos and Misery” is the greatest pain and pleasure combo on the market. They went back to ’92 on the “Road of 1000 Dreams” and ended with the Headbangers Ball garage/backroads introduction “Give it to me Good.” More of Trixter at

DSC_0136The original flame that started mid-80’s in Charlotte, exploded in the late 80’s-early 90’s and basically hasn’t stopped since, even outliving MTV’s glory days. The band that was ‘aqua net sprayed’ into the outskirts of the glam/hair scene and won Favorite Heavy Metal/ Hard Rock Artist in 1992 over grunge titans Nirvana and Alice in Chains have continued making new music with extended popularity overseas. They’ve cranked out eight records since 1990 and played a gambit of material acknowledging the early years with healthy doses while proving they’re not ‘nostalgia.’ The Firehouse was ready to sound off.

They set the place ablaze with some hose twisting “Shake & Tumble,” playing the loudest Dear John letter ever, that’s “All She Wrote.” “You’re too Bad” to Hold Your Fire. The tribal drums and arena cry that introduced the world to “Rock on the Radio” Firehouse style hit the speakers. Since 80’s rules applied that night with every hard rock thumper they needed a tender ballad follow up. Cue the keys and the bad boy soft side “When I look into your Eyes.”

DSC_0150Mama didn’t raise no Fool,” taking the first page from chapter 3 she told you “Love is a Dangerous Thing.” Keyboard synth and acoustics ushered in “Hold Your Fire.” The lovely brunette with the smoking house match suggested “Don’t Walk Away.” With half a decade from formation to success, they’re a self-proclaimed “Overnight Sensation.”

The satin sheets breathed from the synth, as sterling acoustics accompanied the waving hands, smiling faces and dancing bodies. As one of the last power ballads to be used on mix tapes proclaimed, I’ve finally found the “Love of a Lifetime.” They “Reach for the Sky” one more time saving the last shot for their video introduction “Don’t Treat Me Bad.” More at

Unfortunately a rushed schedule/technical difficulty reared its head multiple times during Dokken’s set, affecting the sound, band delivery and his voice on certain songs. They coped, performing through the various issues, apologizing several times as the show must go on. Though they stopped mid-tune on the “Tooth and Nail” encore from equipment problems they played many of their catalogue hits and staples.

DSC_0389From the sunset strip came “The Kiss of Death” as Dokken dressed in black and sunglasses brought back the classic 80’s, 90’s and beyond. They played and plunged “Into the Fire” as guitarist Jon Levine tore/shredded through the long haired history books with the spirit and energy of Randy Rhoads. They spit more Tooth and Nail on “You just got Lucky.” Dokken grinned, “See if you remember this one.” The glove tapped our ear taking a nightmarish trip back to Springwood as Millard Drive became Elm Street and the “Dream Warriors” came back.

They broke out the chains then got a little bit Dysfunctional on “Too High to Fly.” Paris burned bright in the night sky. With a chill of the cymbals the slow, somber chords played out as the stage went cold emotional blue and lighters, cell phones and camera’s lit up ‘the beach’ for the arena anthem. The crowd sang along happy to be “Alone Again” in the moment.

DSC_0397They took a few more turns from Under Lock and Key. The symbolic rain fell on the hot clear night during “In my Dreams.” Then the long flat-bed semi pulled out for a nostalgic trip down Sunset Strip and the boulevard of broken dreams on “It’s not Love,” sandwiching in a Free classic for the old-schoolers.




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CD RELEASE PARTY & DEBUT CONCERT at Plaza Playhouse Theater

Crooked Eye Tommy releases their debut effort, Butterflies & Snakes, marking the occasion with a CD Release Party and Debut Concert at the Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Friday, August 7. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25. (includes CD); $30. (includes commemorative piece of album artwork and CD). Info: (805) 684-6380 or


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Crooked Eye Tommy also performs at the 1st Annual Ojai Blues Festival along with the Alastair Greene Band, Deb Ryder, and Shawn Jones at the Ojai Arts Center, 113 S. Montgomery St. in Ojai, on Saturday, August 15. Showtime is 4 p.m.

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Butterflies & Snakes are eleven memorable tunes penned by Crooked Eye Tommy front-person and band namesake Tommy Marsh and Tommy's brother, guitarist-vocalist, Paddy Marsh (who also plays in the band). Other C.E.T. members: Glade Rasmussen, bass; Tony Cicero, drums; Jimmy Calire, saxophone/piano/Hammond B3. 

The album's title track, a tasty down-home blues ditty entitled 'Crooked Eye Tommy,' "is sort of an autobiography", states Tommy. "I wrote it when we decided to name the band Crooked Eye Tommy. I was born with two lazy eyes, so the imagined discussion between a nurse and onlookers in the classic baby window at the hospital was a cool way to illustrate the way people can be  cruel without even thinking about it." Rocking blues number, 'Time Will Tell' is "the source of the album's name," states Marsh. "The second verse talks about the duality of women:

“Women are made of butterflies, butterflies and snakes , Trying to please a woman can give a good man the shakes”

Time Will Tell "also talks about the duality of men as well in the first verse...and the dreams we all have (as musicians) to rise to the pinnacle of our profession - and how in each case, time is the equalizer and the test by which these are all proven out." The tune "shows the direction the band is taking with a more Southern hard blues feel", concludes Marsh. 'Somebody's Got To Pay' is a sexy Blues shuffle where Marsh laments in song, "the way the world is today, somebody's got to pay." He explains: "I wrote this song while dealing with a tax issue...I was very frustrated with the whole government and how no matter who is in office, it's always about who has the money." Dancing blues dittie 'Love Divine' is about "the relationships we have made along the way before we leave this world, they are the only real wealth that goes with us."

Crooked Eye Tommy proudly represented the Santa Barbara Blues Society at the 2014 International Blues Challenge when they erupted onto the Southern California Blues Scene after reaching the Semifinals of this illustrious annual competition held in Memphis. For the last several years, Marsh has hosted a weekly Ventura County Blues Society-sponsored Jam Session featuring some of the biggest Blues artists on the SoCal music scene.

Featuring scorching performances and original music firmly rooted in traditional blues, which feels familiar but somehow new, Tommy Marsh’s considerable songwriting, vocal and guitar skills have made him a Ventura County favorite. Capitalizing on local talent, Tommy and his brother Paddy Marsh invited the legendary Jimmy Calire on sax and the deeply-grooved, driving rhythm section of Tony Cicero on drums and Glade Rasmussen on bass to join the effort. The result is an irresistible alchemy of veteran experience, raw talent and enthralling original material. Listen and feel what a Crooked Eye can do.

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Jack Johnson Honors the Santa Barbara Bowl with the All At Once Sustainability Award



Water Refill Station Unveiled at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Reduce Single Use Plastic Waste at Concerts

On Tuesday, musician and environmentalist, Jack Johnson presented the Santa Barbara Bowl today with a custom Water Refill Station, in support of the Johnson’s All At Once Sustainability Award, which recognizes venues making a strong commitment to green practices and the environment. Water Refill Stations will also be presented to the two other award winners, the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland (IMP Presents), and the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in New York (Live Nation).

Last December, the Santa Barbara Bowl with promoter Nederlander Concerts, received an inaugural All At Once Sustainability Award in the “Green Leader” category, for ongoing excellence in waste reduction and sustainability and for making every effort to meet Johnson’s Environmental Rider during his 2014 From Here To Now To You Tour. As a result of the award and water refill station, fans will now be able to refill reusable water bottles and cups from the venue, cutting back on plastic waste at the Santa Barbara Bowl shows.

The Bowl is being recognized as a leader in venue greening and for implementing best practices, piloting new initiatives, and setting the stage for others to follow. The Greening the Bowl campaign aims at making the venue as close to carbon neutral as possible by decreasing the Bowl’s ecological footprint.

Recent greening initiatives include removal of non-native plants, a bike valet service, solar power, and implementation of waste-diversion recycling and composting programs. Additionally, as part of Jack Johnson’s 2014 shows, the Santa Barbara Bowl in collaboration with LoaTree, launched the innovative #MyPintAndMe initiative to reduce single-use disposable plastics by selling customized pint cups. Bowl patrons can bring their pint cups to every Bowl show and receive drink discounts for the life of the cup. Since the inception of the program the SB Bowl has seen cost savings from the reduction in plastic cups purchased and waste hauling fees Rick Boller, Executive Director Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, states “We are honored to receive the All At Once Sustainability Award. We have enjoyed our on-going partnership with everyone on Jack Johnson’s team and their support and assistance in launching all of our Greening the Bowl initiatives. We mostly want to recognize and thank our patrons for their active participation with the MyPintAndMe program. It is exciting to have so many supporters do their part in reducing over 10,000 plastic cups since Jack Johnson’s concerts in 2014.”

Johnson, whose music career began in Santa Barbara, is proud of his hometown venue’s greening efforts and specifically their commitment to reducing single-use plastics. “Being an ocean loving community we all appreciate the Bowl’s leadership in keeping plastic out of the waste stream, knowing that so much of it finds its way to the sea,” said Johnson. The award ceremony is timely, as Johnson recently returned from the 5 Gyres SEA Change expeditions from the Bahamas to Bermuda, conducting research on plastic ocean pollution, where he was able to see environmental impacts firsthand and discuss solutions with leading scientists, artists, and ocean advocates. While in the Bahamas, Johnson was also designated as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program to help promote environmental causes, including plastic pollution initiatives.

In addition to recognizing outstanding green venues like the Santa Barbara Bowl, Johnson continues to improve his own sustainability practices on the road. The 2014 From Here To Now To You Tour eliminated over 18,392 single-use plastic bottles with water refill stations and reusables, supported 35 local farms with the purchase of locally grown and organic produce, sourced over 10,054 gallons of sustainable biodiesel and offset an estimated 2,462,600 pounds of CO2 through green touring and fan participation.

Through Johnson’s All At Once campaign, the tour supported over 150 community groups focusing on plastic free initiatives, sustainable local food systems, and other hands-on environmental projects.

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Angelic Voice sings Songs from the Darkness

An exclusive Interview with Allie Jorgen of Le Reverie on her career, her music and what lies ahead for her band.

10177359_708787005829490_146905432904017063_nIn the world of music, there are many talented artists that bring us songs of the deepest sorrows to the highest feelings of joy and excitement. It has been my luck to meet and know many of these talented artists, but, in truth, none excite me more than the Ladies of Rock. In a world dominated by men since it started, the Heavy Metal world is full of long haired Adonis types that would make you believe that the Vikings have landed or the devil walks the brightly lit stages of Hollywood. But in recent years, women have been talking the stage, not just because of gimmicks or revealing outfits, but because of their true talents and their courage to perceiver.

One such artists is Allie Jorgen of Le Reverie, her angelic voice masters the emotion and the microphone with a sublime vocal range and the music of a band that emanates mastery of the art.

In the following interview, I had the pleasure of collecting her thoughts on her life, her career and the future of a group that has lived a dream that so many pursue, yet so few obtain, and the fact is that what she has done is apparently only the beginning. Allie Jorgen is not just a leading lady, but proof of a woman’s power to succeed both on and off the stage.


Q: When did it all start for you, the desire to sing and perform, and when did you know that you would create a sound that is uniquely your own?

Allie: I have been singing for as long as I can remember. My mother was a singer and we always had music around the house. My mother and father also wrote music for TV Commercials and when I was around 5 years old they recorded me singing in the background for a candy commercial and that was how it all started. My mother used to sit at the piano and I would sing simple melodies to her and she would show me how to play them on the piano, from there I began writing my first songs.

Q: Would you say that the hard rock and metal scene has opened up to women in the music world, or is it still only a place where few women with great courage, like yourself, can only thrive?

Allie: The music industry has definitely embraced women in Hard Rock and Metal recently, as there are many great female vocalists and musicians on the scene right now. But it was a rough road in the beginning and the door was opened by a few strong and innovative Hard Rock and Metal Females, Ann Boleyn of Hellion, Lita Ford and Joan Jett of The Runaways, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Doro of Warlock, just to name a few. The world of music was controlled and dominated by men back then and these females were told that Hard Rock and Metal were not for women. But these female artists proved that they could rock the world stages and the crowds accepted them as they accepted all their male idols.


Q: Thinking of your band, how long until you came upon artists that sought the same in music and shared your vision of creativity?

Allie: It is always difficult to find other musicians and artists that share your same vision. We were extremely fortunate that we found a keyboard player (The Mysterious “O”) who was looking to start a “Gothic Rock” band at the same time we were looking to start one. His vision and songwriting style is a huge part of the Le Reverie sound. We were also extremely lucky to find such a unique guitar player that was able to write songs in our unusual writing method (the songs start on the drums) and create such great riffs and song structure that they inspired me to write the stories, melodies and vocal lines that created the songs on the “Dark Symphony” CD.

Q: As well as being a fabulous singer, you also write and cover the LA Music scene. How is it seeing the nighttime world from both sides of the stage?

Allie: Thank you. I have to admit that I had no idea how different the world would look from the business side of music. I am the Sr. Journalist and one of the Editors of the Online Magazine, LA Metal Media, as well as a Video Journalist and Artist Interviewer. It has been a really interesting journey. I understand the passion and frustration of the Artist, as well as the chaos and constant changing environment that the business side of the music industry is going through.

2000LEQ: Among your many triumphs, you have recently been instrumental in the creation of a movie soundtrack, what was it like to pen Le Reverie's Song "The Dream" that would lead off the movie Lake Eerie?

Allie: Well, the interesting thing about our song, “The Dream” is that it was written well before we even knew about the movie, Lake Eerie. It was created in our unique writing style with Roc, laying out the entire song on a drum track and sending it over to our guitar player. Jeff was then inspired by the song structure and wrote the chords and changes, the ‘Mysterious O” helped with some of the structure and put down the keyboard parts.

When they had a structure they all agreed with they gave the copy to me to come up with a story, melody and vocals. I remember that I was just getting over a really aggressive flu and I still had a fever, so everything seemed really surreal. So the song took on that type of a theme. “Is this real or is this a dream?” Le Reverie was the original name of the song (it is French for “The Dream”). The lyrics of the song started off with “Ghostly Figures In The Night” you see all kinds of things when you have a fever.

lanceAlmost a year later, we were performing at the Viper Room in Los Angeles, and had our photographer shooting live photos of the show. After the show she mentioned a movie that was currently being filmed that was looking for music, it was a gothic horror film, and she thought our music would be perfect for the movie. She gave them our “Dark Symphony CD and when the Director heard the lyrics for “The Dream” he said, that we had written the words of the movie and he had to have the song. Maybe there was some kind of connection to him without either of us knowing about it.

Anyway the contracts were signed and the “The Dream” became the theme song for “Lake Eerie.” Le Reverie played at the Cast and Crew Wrap Party at the House of Blues on Sunset, with a huge Red Carpet event and all the stars in attendance. The star of the Lake Eerie Movie is Lance Henrikson who also starred in Aliens, Terminator and Pumpkin Head. Also in attendance was Henry Manfredini, the film music supervisor, who did all the music for Friday the 13th. It was really an honor to meet all the Cast and Crew of Lake Eerie and become part of “Team Lake Eerie” family.

Incredible thanks go out to the Director, Christopher Majors and Writer and Star of the movie, Meredith Majors for choosing our song and welcoming Le Reverie into their Lake Eerie family.

We are excited to announce the release of the film later this year, with our song “The Dream” over the back credits and they are planning a huge movie premiere in Los Angeles. Stay tuned to .

Q: Recently there have been many social media posts with you, your band and the legendary group Hellion, will your bands ever perform a double threat on the same stage?

AnnREdcarpetAllie: I met Ann Boleyn at a charity event called Rockers Against Trafficking, and I was actually there as a journalist to interview her regarding the event and her recent release “To Hellion and Back.” I was also there to find out about her new music release which would become the new CD “Karma’s a Bitch”. We talked about the event, which was a great event to raise awareness for all the young women who are kidnapped every year and sold. Ann also talked about the new band and the tour that would support the new CD. Ann is the original ‘Queen of Metal” and it was a privilege to talk to her and find out how it was to be a female in Hard Rock, back before it had ever been done. She is one of the true female leaders in the music industry and LA Metal Media is glad to be a big supporter of Hellion. We invited Ann Boleyn and her guitarist Maxxxwell Carlisle to the Lake Eerie Wrap Party at the House of Blues and Le Reverie was asked to open their Halloween show last October at Paladinos, the show was called “Halloween with Hellion”, and it was great to be able to share the stage with such a great band!

Q: What would you say is your most precious moment in music so far, and what can we expect from Le Reverie in the future?

Allie: There have been so many great moments, but we are really excited to have our song “The Dream” as the theme song for the film Lake Eerie. We were also honored to be part of the Hellion Halloween Party last year, and we were fortunate to be able to play the Grove in Anaheim and open the show for Prong. We were also able to reach people worldwide with our music, and to receive emails from people saying that our music helped them on some level is really extra special.

There are some interesting things going on with Le Reverie at the moment. We were asked to create some Heavy Blues Rock songs, which are a little different from our CD “Dark Symphony”, but we all have heavy blues rock roots, so it has been an interesting project.

We will also continue to write our Gothic Rock songs, as they seem to be the perfect fit for the Horror Film Genre, and we were actually told one of our songs would be a fit for a James Bond Film.

Q: If you could tell our readers anything at the moment, what would it be, please let us know what you are thinking.

Allie: There are so many people that I would like to thank, all of our friends and people that follow the band, people that we have met and work with LA Metal Media Magazine. Xombiewoof Magazine for all that you do to keep the music scene alive with the great features and interviews on Artists, I have learned a lot about other Artists from your magazine.

Our publicist, Doug Deutsch, who has been with us through all the highs and lows, one of the most important things I have learned is not to fear change. I used to never want to deal with change, but it is inevitable, you cannot stop it or ignore it, so I had to learn how to embrace it. Everything is changing, the Music Industry on the business side and the face of music in general. Do what you love, what is in your heart, and don’t be afraid to be different. Send your message out to everyone, because you never know who might be listening.

I would entreat you to check out the music of Le Reverie at , I am thrilled to be a supporter of Allie Jorgen, her music and the future of all great music everywhere. Special thanks to the band and their management, Doug Deutsch and everyone that made this article possible.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

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Friday, July 17, 2015

ACIDIC Begins their Creatures Tour Today

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High-Energy L.A.-Based Quartet Kicked Off their 2-Month Summer Jaunt on Wednesday, July 15 with their Radio Interview on KEYJ-FM In Abilene, TX; First Live Show Is today, Friday, July 17 At Venue 3405 In Joplin, Missouri


"If there is anything that rock 'n' roll needs right now, it's bands that maintain that steady course to rock 'n' roll glory no matter what the obstacles, and ACIDIC has done just that with three albums and an electrifying live set that they have taken all over the country. The band's third album CREATURES is their most ambitious album to date with their natural hard-rock inclination melding flawlessly with electronic flourishes."



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Mike Gossard on Lead Vocals, Guitar &Electronics, Josh Bennett on Vocals & Lead Guitar, Max Myrick Vocals & Bass and Matt Whitaker on Drums & Percussion.

Hot on the heels of their infectious radio hit "Chicago", Los Angeles rock band ACIDIC launched their Summer 2015 "Creatures" Tour on Wednesday, July 15 with a live on-air radio interview in the morning on 108 FM KEJY in Abilene, TX, as the guests of radio personality, Frank Pain, followed the same evening by a stop in Altus, OK at 98.7 FM KHWL with that station's Snarl Greywolf. In-studio interviews are also scheduled at 92.7 KTRX (Ardmore, OK); 107.1 FM KJML (Joplin, MO); 99.3 FM KCGQ (Cape Girardeau, MO); and 97.3 FM KGRR (Dubuque, IA), among others (see itinerary below for full list of radio in-studio interviews and live shows.

The first ACIDIC live show on the Creatures Tour takes place tonight at Venue 3405 in Joplin, MO on Friday, July 17, followed by Cafe Acoustic in St. Joseph, MO (Saturday, July 18), Blue Moose Tap House in Iowa City, IA (Thursday, July 23) and The Castle in Bloomington, IL (Friday, July 24). Complete live shows itinerary below.

ACIDIC performing on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour.

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The hardest-working, hottest young rock band in Southern California - ACIDIC - is at it again! Their new album CREATURES features songs that have wowed the crowds at such recent major events as the 2014 Vans Warped Tour as well as their sold-out show at famed West Hollywood music venue, Doug Weston’s Troubadour. CREATURES is ACIDIC’s third collaboration with multi-platinum award-winning producer John Ryan of Chicago Kid Productions (Styx, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers), and the follow-up to previous albums, 2013’s “Copper Man” and 2011’s “Chronic Satisfaction".

2014 proved to be ACIDIC’s biggest year yet, full of inter-connecting triumphs. Their summer homecoming at L.A.’s landmark Troubadour was captured in an electrifying new video just added at over one hundred Hard Rock Cafes in sixty countries. Fans flocked to the Troubadour from four Warped Tour dates: Pomona, Ventura, Mesa, AZ, and Albuquerque, NM. ACIDIC’s performance on the Warped Tour's Hard Rock Kevin Says Stage at earned them their first mention in Billboard magazine. ACIDIC also scored as first-time tour headliners, with great accolades - “Best Wednesday night in a year” (Herman’s Hideaway, Denver); and “Best Monday night ever!" (Machinery Row, Great Falls MT).

Critical acclaim continues for ACIDIC for both their albums and live performances. “Frontman Michael Gossard is a force of nature, connecting to his audience and his band-mates in ways that make an ACIDIC show highly electrifying.” RUKUS magazine: “These guys aren’t afraid to rock out. Gossard can really wail with his vocal at times and the band is full of energy.” PERFORMER magazine: “Straight from the get-go, ACIDIC brings forth its frenetic energy and passionate sound in waves of indie alternative delight.” hailed Gossard as “gleefully demented”!

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  • July 17 (Fri. pm) VENUE 3405 Joplin, MO
  • July 18 (Sat.) CAFE ACOUSTIC St. Joseph, MO
  • July 20 (Mon.) KCGQ FM INTERVIEW Cape Girardeau, MO
  • July 21 (Tues.) KGRR FM INTERVIEW Dubuque, IA
  • July 22 (Wed.) WJJO FM INTERVIEW Madison, WI
  • July 23 (Thur.) BLUE MOOSE TAP HOUSE Iowa City, IA
  • July 24 (Fri.) THE CASTLE Bloomington, IL
  • July 27 (Mon.) LOOKOUT LOUNGE Omaha, NE
  • July 29 (Wed.) SUNSHINE STUDIOS Colorado Springs, CO
  • July 30 (Thur.) HERMAN'S HIDEAWAY Denver, CO
  • Aug. 1 (Sat.) DOWNTOWN ROCK CITY Idaho Falls, ID
  • Aug. 14 (Fri.) KNITTING FACTORY Spokane, WA
  • Aug. 15 (Sat.) BROKE-ASS ROCK SHOW* Great Falls, MT
  • Aug. 18 (Tues.) DEADWOOD GAMING RESORT Deadwood, SD
  • Aug. 19 (Wed.) DEADWOOD GAMING RESORT Deadwood, SD
  • Aug. 21 (Fri.) ROUTE 20 OUT HOUSE (WIIL) Racine, WI
  • Sept. 5 (Sat.) TASTE OF MADISON FEST Madison, WI


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