Gods & Queens hitting the road (Europe & USA), ready new 7″ release.

Apr 1 2009 8:00P
AK44 w/ Drowning With Our Anchors Giessen

Apr 2 2009 8:00P
Zoro w/Drowning With Our Anchors & Zann Leipzig

Apr 3 2009 8:00P
V Jelen w/Drowning With Our Anchors Prague

Apr 4 2009 8:00P
Yacht Club w/Drowning With Our Anchors, Czech Republic Brno

Apr 5 2009 8:00P
IMBIR Club/ Drowning With Our Anchors, Poland Cracow

Apr 6 2009 8:00P
tba/ Drowning With Our Anchors, Poland Warsaw

Apr 8 2009 8:00P
Festsaal Kreuzberg w/Drowning With Our Anchors Berlin

Apr 9 2009 8:00P
Lades w/Drowning With Our Anchors Copenhagen

Apr 10 2009 8:00P
Nexus w/ Drowning With Our Anchors Braunschwieg

Apr 11 2009 8:00P
Vera w/Drowning With Our Anchors Groningen

Apr 12 2009 8:00P
tba, United Kingdom Brighton

Apr 13 2009 8:00P
Cavern, w/Drowning With Our Anchors Exceter

Apr 14 2009 8:00P
229 A ROCKSOUND SPONSORED EVENT! w/Drowning With Our Anchors, Alabaster Suns! London

Apr 15 2009 8:00P
Criterion w/Drowning With Our Anchors Leicester

Apr 16 2009 8:00P
Frontline w/Drowning With Our Anchors Gent

Apr 17 2009 8:00P
ACU, The Netherlands Utrecht

Apr 18 2009 8:00P
TBA w/Drowning With Our Anchors Paris

Apr 21 2009 8:00P
TBA w/Drowning With Our Anchors Pisa

Apr 22 2009 8:00P
MKSC Koper w/Drowning With Our Anchors Koper

Apr 23 2009 8:00P
TBA w/Drowning With Our Anchors Bergamo

Apr 24 2009 8:00P
Tuewi w/Drowning With Our Anchors Vienna

Apr 25 2009 8:00P
Kafe Kult w/Drowning With Our Anchors Muenchen

Apr 26 2009 2:00P
Limes – MATINEE w/Drowning With Our Anchors Koeln

Apr 27 2009 8:00P
AZ. Germany Aachen

Apr 28 2009 8:00P
KTS w/Drowning With Our Anchors Freiburg

Apr 29 2009 8:00P
Az Conni w/Drowning With Our Anchors Dresden

May 10 2009 6:00P
Kung Fu Necktie w/ Ghastly City Sleep *EARLY SHOW* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

May 28 2009 7:30P
The Burners Bethlehem w/ Millions, Pennsylvania

May 29 2009 9:00P
The Charleston w/ Millions, Brooklyn, New York

May 30 2009 8:00P
PA’s Lounge w/ Millions, Dissappearer Sommerville, Massachusetts

May 31 2009 8:00P
The Firehouse w/ Millions, more tba Providence, Rhode Island

Jun 1 2009 8:00P
TBA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jun 2 2009 8:00P
TBA Blacksburg, Virginia

Jun 3 2009 9:00P
Nara Sushi w/Mouthbreather, The Black Powder, Florist (mem. of Municipal Waste/Hex Machine) Richmond, Virginia

Jun 4 2009 8:00P
The Blue Nile Harrisonburg, Virginia

Jun 6 2009 8:00P
The Atlantic Gainesvilee, Florida

Jun 7 2009 8:00P
TBA Melbourne, Florida

Jun 8 2009 8:00P
Cave 9 Birmingham, Alabama

Jun 12 2009 8:00P
TBA w/ Medusa Austin, Texas

Jun 13 2009 8:00P
The Handsome Kitten w/ Medusa, Mini And The Bear Dallas

Jun 14 2009 8:00P
The Conservatory w/ Medusa Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Jun 16 2009 7:00P
The Alamo w/ Medusa Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jun 19 2009 8:00P
The Factory w/The Summer Pledge, Noman, Millions, Medusa Rochester Hills, Michigan

Blacklisted – The Beat Goes On (CD)

With song lengths that would make the quickest punk or noise bands blush, Blacklisted create a style of hardcore that has not been seen for quite a few years. Coming out of a more metal tradition than the nerd-core (technical hardcore) pablum that has been filling the street, this is furious music that does not give listeners time before going off into another direction. The arrangements are obvious, and it is this style that really makes Blacklisted stick our in listeners’ minds. The heavy use of drums during tracks like “I Refuse” give the track a two tiered approach, something that allows listeners to either focus on the screamed, all-together vocals of the band during the chorus or the dense drum beats that lie under foot. Continue reading “Blacklisted – The Beat Goes On (CD)”

HUMAN QUENA ORCHESTRA – The Politics Of The Irredeemable streaming now, tour underway

Human Quena Orchestra (featuring former members of cult Pittsburgh grind/metal legends Creation Is Crucifixion) is bringing their apocalyptic industrial doom nightmare to the Pacific Northwest, California and some spots in the Southwest over the next two weeks – the tour dates are listed below. From all accounts, these guys are going to be flattening skulls with their live set, so don’t miss ’em if they are playing your town. Continue reading “HUMAN QUENA ORCHESTRA – The Politics Of The Irredeemable streaming now, tour underway”

Melissa McClelland Set To Release Victoria Day 6/2

Amidst the loves we leave and seek, there are songs pointing to the stars and arms reaching through the blackout. We rest easy knowing that soon the sky will be filled with burning lights, our eyes brimming with wonder. Suddenly, from out of the past, a voice leans into the May wind with a heartful of harmony: “Today is Victoria Day.” Continue reading “Melissa McClelland Set To Release Victoria Day 6/2”

Black Lips Release Video For I’ll Be With You

Amidst the frenzy drummed up from their on-stage collabos with Wu Tang impresario GZA at SXSW earlier this month, The Black Lips have premiered a brand new video for “I’ll Be With You,” another standout from their latest Vice Records offering, 200 Million Thousand. Premiered last week on MTV2’s Subterranean, you can currently catch footage from the show and some extras over at their blog. Need more? There’s the Bandstand Busking performance of the song from the Lips’ stop in London earlier this year. Tired of visuals? Continue reading “Black Lips Release Video For I’ll Be With You”

D.O.A. Canada’s legendary punks are jetting off on a European tour!

The European tour starts Tuesday March 31st in Paris. It’s a grueling marathon of 20 shows in 20 days, but The Men of Action are ready! Starting Thursday April 2nd D.O.A. will be posting a daily video blog. Follow Canada’s best punk band as they blast their way through eight countries over the next three weeks. Continue reading “D.O.A. Canada’s legendary punks are jetting off on a European tour!”


New Sparrow Records artist, 19-year-old Alabama native Sarah Reeves will release her debut Sweet, Sweet Sound on April 21. The six-song set reveals a tapestry of worship-inducing pop distinguished by her sweet vocals and unashamedly vulnerable lyrics. Continue reading “NEW ARTIST SARAH REEVES READIES APRIL 21 DEBUT”

Kelly Rowland Amicably Parts Ways with Columbia Records as a Solo Artist

The Grammy-winning R&B/pop superstar Kelly Rowland will no longer be recording with Columbia Records as a solo artist, it was officially announced today by the label. Continue reading “Kelly Rowland Amicably Parts Ways with Columbia Records as a Solo Artist”

Black 47 – Bittersweet Sixteen (CD)

“Home of the Brave” is a great way to start “Bittersweet Sixteen”, mixing together a very eighties type of American pop with a set of bagpipes to start a traditional/current dichotomy. Very few bands actually make it past the five year mark, so to see that Black 47 has been around for sixteen years is a statement all to itself. This greatest hits collects sixteen tracks from the band’s sixteen years, and individuals should expect to be swept away by the talent exhibited by Black 47 throughout the entirety of this disc. The cover of “For What Its Worth” makes a plea for listeners of Weezer to pick up this CD, as the simplistic sound of the arrangements during this track makes Black 47 into a well-oiled hits machine. Continue reading “Black 47 – Bittersweet Sixteen (CD)”


New Video: Colin Munroe & Blaqstarr Perform “As Much As You” Live In-Studio
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8JODezDPLM

MP3: Felix Cartal Remixes “Piano Lessons”
Download: http://www.zshare.net/audio/55511967cf440cf7/

Colin Munroe heads out on the road this spring with mixtape collaborator Wale and his Attention Deficit Tour (schedule below). The run includes several college campus dates and special guest appearances from Common, N.E.R.D and more. Fusing elements of rock, pop, hip-hop and electronic, Colin will perform material from his acclaimed mixtape Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero (free download here: http://www.onsmash.com/unsunghero/) and premiere new tracks from his debut album, Don’t Think Less of Me, due early summer via Universal Motown.

ImageThe cameras were rolling at New York City’s Chung King Studios where Colin Munroe rehearsed songs from the mixtape. The latest video features Baltimore artist/producer/DJ Blaqstarr (M.I.A., Diplo) joining Colin on the track “As Much As You”– view here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8JODezDPLM. Previously released footage of Wale in the studio performing “”Will I Stay (Remix)” can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPy8k-TgwqY.

ImageMunroe keeps the collaborations coming with a new remix of the song “Piano Lessons” by Dim Mak recording artist Felix Cartal– free download here: http://www.zshare.net/audio/55511967cf440cf7/. This electro-house version comes from the man behind remixes for such artists as MSTRKRFT and Moving Units.

Catch Colin in the following cities:
* w/ Wale (special guests noted)

1- Syracuse University- Syracuse, NY *
2- University of Vermont- Burlington, VT *
3- Bowdoin College- Brunswick, ME *
4- Asylum- Portland, ME *
7- The Norva- Norfolk, VA *
8- Virginia Brewing Company- Winchester, VA *
9- The National- Richmond, VA *
10- Penn State- State College, PA *
20- Jake’s- Bloomington, IN *
21- The Hub- Peoria IL *
22- Abbey Pub- Chicago, IL *
24- The Grog Shop- Cleveland, OH *
25- St. Lawrence University- Canton, NY *
26- The Mod Club- Toronto, ON *
28- Yale University- New Haven, CT * w/ N.E.R.D, Girl Talk
29- Neumos- Seattle, WA *

1- Empire Events Center- Sacramento, CA *
2- UC Riverside- Riverside, CA * w/ Common, Ben Lee
4- 4th and B- San Diego, CA *
5- Martini Ranch- Scottsdale, AZ *
8- Harper’s Ferry- Boston, MA *
9- Northampton High School- Northampton, MA *
16- Carleton College- Northfield, MN *

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