Friday, November 7, 2008


In case you missed their stop off at KCRW last week!


Brooklyn-Based Garage Pop Outfit Selected To Back Ray Davies On Stage 12-City US Tour

Brooklyn, NY - Feature Records announced today Locksley will have the honor of backing rock legend Ray Davies while he performs classic Kinks hits during his 12-city US tour! The tour, which will start in Tampa, FL on November 28th, will highlight the release of Locksley's debut record "Don't Make Me Wait" recently released to critical acclaim. In addition to backing Ray Davies, the band will also be performing a full set as main support for the tour.

Currently on a national headlining tour for MTV's Choose or Lose campaign, Locksley is extremely active in voicing the importance of political involvement and awareness. "I think voting isn't even important, it's imperative," said Kai Kennedy of Locksley. "It's our right that people died for to give to us. Exercising that right is the most patriotic thing that anyone can do." The tour is the latest installment of "Choose or Lose's" ongoing campaign to raise awareness and support for America's young military veterans issues.

Without the support of a major label system the band was able to accomplish unprecedented success based on the merit of their songwriting, landing highly coveted spots on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live as well as placement of their hit single My Kind Of Lover in J.J. Abrams' much anticipated Cloverfield. They were also awarded the honor of composing Why Can't I Be You for the MTV show of the same name and the track's music video won mtvU's The Freshman. On the strength of the band's appeal and in an unprecedented move, MTV featured Locksley as Artist of The Week for two consecutive weeks in the month of September 2008.

11/28 - Tampa FL - Tampa Theatre
11/29 - Miami FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
11/30 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
12/02 - Atlanta GA - Variety Playhouse
12/03 - Nashville TN - Wildhorse Saloon
12/05 - Atlantic City NJ - Borgata Music Box
12/06 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Bardavon 1869 Opera House
12/08 - Washington DC - 9:30 Cub
12/10 - Providence RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
12/11 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
12/12 - New York NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
12/13 - Asbury Park, NJ - Paramount Theatre



Friendly Fires stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic on Monday. Check check check it out!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


November 4, 2008 // Toronto, ON – Fresh off a three-week run in the U.S. with Broken Social Scene, Montreal trio Land of Talk have announced additional Fall tour dates in North America and beyond in support of their debut full-length, Some Are Lakes. The album, which hit stores earlier this month via Saddle Creek in America and Secret City distribution in Canada, has been garnering glowing reviews, along with their performances. Dates continue starting Thursday night in Winnipeg, MB and run through December 12 in London, UK (compete dates below).

Some high praise for Some Are Lakes:

"[Some Are Lakes] casts its own illumination, intense yet rarely harsh" - New York Times

"[On Some Are Lakes] the spotlight stays on charismatic Elizabeth Powell, who grinds out chunky guitar noise as she attacks the mic with a slow-burn drawl that suggests Lucinda Williams fronting a power trio." – Spin (4 out of 5 stars)

"Powell is no mere singer-songwriter dressing herself up in rock-trio cliché: She really seems to think, feel, sleep, and reason in the language of rock 'n' roll." - Village Voice

"Canadian trio evolve past the jagged noise of their debut EP in favor of subversive melodies, all with foxy Elizabeth Powell at the helm." - Rolling Stone

11/6/08 – Winnipeg, MB @ Lo Pub#
11/7/08 – Saskatoon, SK @ Univ. of Saskatchewan #
11/8/08 – Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop #
11/9/08 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City #
11/12/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club #
11/15/08 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
11/18/08 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom *
11/19/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *
11/20/08 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon *
11/21/08 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing *
11/22/08 – Pompano, FL @ Club Cinema *
11/27/08 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy *
11/29/08 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who ^
12/1/08 – Berlin, DE @ Festaal Kreuzberg ^
12/2/08 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega ^
12/4/08 – Heidelburg, DE @ Zum Teufel ^
12/5/08 – Offenbach, DE @ Hafen 2 Club ^
12/6/08 – Ghent, BE @ Etolie Poliviers Festival w/ Bon Iver
12/8/08 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique ^
12/9/08 – Paris, FR @ Main D’Oeuvres ^
12/10/08 – London, UK @ Water Rats

* w/ Broken Social Scene
# w/ Josh Reichmann
^ w/ Think About Life


'Gives You Hell' is the brand new single from the forthcoming All American Rejects album.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


What an emotional night! Words can't even express how amazing this all is... I finally feel like I am proud to be a citizen of the U.S.

Last night, we ALL made history! It feels soooo good, doesn't it?!

Congrats to our new President-elect!


Four different bands from the Fearless Records and Hopeless Records labels will play Xbox LIVE® members on Friday, November 7, in rousing matches of Halo® 3. Fearless Records is an alternative rock label out of Westminster, California, founded in 1992, and Hopeless Records hails out of Van Nuys, California, and was founded in 1993 by Louis Posen. The four bands playing are all currently on The Compromising of Integrity, Morality, and Principles in Exchange for Money Tour (yep, that's what it's called!).

If you're an Xbox LIVE Gold member, and you want a chance to play with members of the bands All Time Low, Every Avenue, The Maine, and Mayday Parade, send a friend request to the following Gamertags on Friday, November 7, a half-hour before their scheduled Game with Fame session starts.

  • AllTimeLowGWF (8:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. ET/5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. PT)
  • EveryAvenueGWF (7:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. ET/4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. PT)
  • TheMaineGWF (4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. ET/1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. PT)
  • MaydayParadeGWF (5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. ET/2:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. PT)

All Time Low.

All Time Low.

All Time Low
Out of Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, the quartet of Alex Gaskarth (vocals), Jack Barakat (guitar), Zachary Merrick (bass), and Rian Dawson (drums) has released two albums, The Party Scene, and So Wrong, It's Right, the latter on the Hopeless Records label. They've appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! television show.

Every Avenue.

Every Avenue.

Every Avenue
Fearless Records artists Every Avenue hail out of Marysville, Michigan, and have released three full-length albums and one EP. Their most recent effort is Shh. Just Go With It that came out in early 2008. The band consists of David Ryan Strauchman (vocals), Joshua Randall (guitar), Jimmie Deeghan (guitar), Matt Black (bass), and Michael Govaere (drums). Ask them about their "pump jump" that they perform at shows!

The Maine.

The Maine.

The Maine
Tempe , Arizona band The Maine put out two earlier EPs before releasing their first full-length Can't Stop, Won't Stop on Fearless in February of 2008. Band members John O'Callaghan (vocals), Kennedy Brock (guitar), Jared Monaco (guitar), Garrett Nickelsen (bass), and Pat Kirch (drums), will be releasing a new EP called …And A Happy New Year on December 9.

Mayday Parade.

Mayday Parade.

Mayday Parade
Fearless Records band Mayday Parade has put out one EP and the critically-acclaimed full-length A Lesson In Romantics, which was called "the best album to come out this year" on the MTV GirlsGonePunk blog. The band consists of Derek Sanders (vocals), Alex Garcia (guitar), Brooks Betts (guitar), Jeremy Lenzo (bass), and Jake Bundrick (drums).

If you get a chance to play with any of these bands, we want to hear about it! Send us an e-mail with the subject: "GWF – Hopeless and Fearless." Be sure to include your Gamertag and home town.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Finally, we made it to ELECTION DAY! I hope you all went out and did your part in this years election and voted.

Here is a song from artist Sally Anthony with her song "So Long." It is appropriate for this moment today!

"Have you changed"?


LIVE CONCERT WEBCAST on Van Morrison at the Hollywood Bowl Friday, November 7 at 8pm

This is the first ever international webcast from the Hollywood Bowl and the first time Van Morrison has allowed a live concert broadcast will make history on Friday, November 7 by providing the first-ever live concert webcast from the Hollywood Bowl, featuring a show by legendary singer Van Morrison. The Santa Monica-based public radio station will broadcast a 45-minute set of timeless classics by the Rock and Roll Hall of famer.

While the KCRW library hosts an extensive catalogue by Van Morrison, this is the first time the station has collaborated with the artist. The show will be presented in conjunction with Listen To The Lion Films & They will be recording the second half of the concert for the upcoming release “Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl.” His band that night will feature the original musicians, bassist Richard Davis and guitarist Jay Berliner, who played on his classic album Astral Weeks. This is the 40-year anniversary of the album’s release.

Unlike most KCRW-produced content, the show will NOT be archived so viewers will have to tune in on Friday, November 7 at 8pm to catch it live.

“All of the music directors at KCRW have a personal relationship with Van’s music and it has been a thread throughout the history of the station,” said Morning Becomes Eclectic producer Ariana Morgenstern. “KCRW has a long history with both the Hollywood Bowl and this artist so it seemed like a natural fit to bring this concert to the largest audience possible,” said

KCRW recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of our World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. It is also the place where this idea was hatched -- Ariana Morgenstern was introduced to concert promoter Bill Silva while watching Radiohead in August and this collaboration was born out of their conversation that night.

Bill Silva Presents has produced over 10,000 events from small clubs to major stadiums all over the world, including such prodigious talents as Simon & Garfunkel, The Police, Madonna, Nirvana, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan.

Morrison's career, spanning some five decades, has influenced many popular musical artists and he is consistently ranked among the best songwriters of all time. Watch a set of his timeless music from the comfort of your own home and portable player on, Friday, November 7. Find the show at Full screen viewing will be available.


The Plain White T's stopped by Regis and Kelly to perform 1,2,3,4 off their latest album.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Just one more day until history is made! I'm FREAKING out, but I am also soo excited!!



David Ford is coming to SoCal, with his guitar, piano, and pedals. He’s a poignant songwriter that creates a wall of sound through loops and intense delivery . If you’ve yet to see David live, check out his action on youtube.

He’s also written a new song, you can hear on his Myspace page “I Want More (How I Learned To Stop Worrying About My Credit Cards)”, that speaks volumes about the current attitude and economic pulse.

He’s playing at House of Blues in Anaheim on 11/4, and the El Ray in LA on 11/6.

Check out David singing his song 'State Of The Union.'


Last Thursday I was honored to be invited to see one of my favorite favorite favorite singer/songwriters of this day and age. Ray Lamontagne played the first of two nights at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.

He is truly one of the most magical folk singers around. From the opening number to the very last song, I had goosebumps all they way through. Ray hardly spoke to the crowd except to graciously thank everyone for coming. He didn't need to say much, I was there to hear him sing, and sing he did! It didn't seem to upset the fans much either, because they continued to go APE throughout his set.

I am not really familiar with his current album GOSSIP IN THE GRAIN, but he did sing quite a bit from his older albums, including my faves 'Trouble', 'Shelter', 'Jolene' and 'All The Wild Horses.' His lyrics so rich and full of heart, combined with the rasp of his voice, creates a truly magical experience that can only be described as the "Ray experience."

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Sunday, November 2, 2008


Ryan Adams and The Cardinals were on The Late Show with David Letterman last week. Ryan is out promoting his latest single 'Fix It' from their latest album CARDINOLOGY.