Brooklyn Power Pop Outfit LUV DOT GOV Set to Release Debut LP “At Least We’ve Got This Madness” Friday, May 18th

Brooklyn Power Pop Outfit LUV DOT GOV Set to Release Debut LP “At Least We’ve Got This Madness” Friday, May 18th

With influences ranging from Weezer to Grandaddy, ELO, The Beach Boys and more — NYC/U.K. based rockers LUV DOT GOV have been bringing their unique brand of indie rock to both sides of the pond since their 2016 inception and growing their fanbase from Edinburgh to Brooklyn. Now, as they get ready to unleash their debut LP “At Least We’ve Got This Madness” recorded “in the land of unicorns and castles”….the world will get a better chance to see what the band is truly all about with with TWO upcoming NYC gigs at PIANOS Thursday, April 19th and their RECORD RELEASE at The Local Friday, May 18th at 8PM!

Luv Dot Gov, the brainchild of Matthew Pop (vocals/guitar) and Stevie Seaweeds (drums/vocals), was born on a rooftop in Brooklyn in the summer 2016 as a response to dark, trying times — both personally and politically. The band would quickly become a vehicle for some of the best emotionally honest power pop this side of the 90s. Thankfully, they were armed with the finest collection of tunes penned by Pop over the course of his decades-long career, marrying heartbroken but hopeful lyrics to sticky-sweet melodies — all set to precisely arranged, chunky down-tuned guitars.

By fall 2016, the fledgling Luv Dot Gov had recruited Sean Egan on bass, and had a few local gigs under their belts. However, stressed and depressed in a post-election US, Pop ran away to Scotland for a brief respite in November. It was here he linked up with Graeme Young, a producer and operator of Chamber Studio in Edinburgh. A plan was soon hatched to record Luv Dot Gov’s debut album abroad, taking advantage of Young’s top notch equipment, expertise and extensive network of first-class musicians. After another smattering of stateside and UK shows, Matt and Steve decamped to Scotland for the spring of 2017 to lay down tracks for the record. Here, isolated from the stressors of the States, the songs blossomed into intricate but accessible pop-rock anthems, equally suited for blasting out a car stereo or headphones-on introspection.

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Upon Matt and Steve’s return to New York that summer, the band rounded out its roster by bringing in Brandon von Fehr (lead guitar) and Patrick Fischer (keyboard/synth). Now equipped to capture the record’s expansive arrangements live, the new five-piece lineup started honing their skills, sharpening their set into a muscular, airtight slice of indie rock. Soon thereafter, they began booking gigs at venues both trendy and historic (Pine Box Rock Shop, the Bitter End), winning over audiences with their lively stage presence and nostalgic yet forward-thinking sound.

Meanwhile, Young continued refining tracks across the pond, and the resulting album; the hooky and bittersweet “At Least We’ve Got This Madness,” is ready to make its debut on May 18th. In honour of its release, the band will perform the album in its entirety at The Local in Queens, NY! But before then, you can catch them live at PIANOS on Thursday, April 19th. They’ll also be performing a number of shows during the UK’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with more UK and US dates to follow.

For More Information on Luv Dot Gov, Go To:

Facebook.com/LuvDotGov

Instagram.com/LuvDotGov

Luv Dot Gov Bandcamp Page

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Ian Erix Set to Release Empowering Anthem “Raise Some Hell” Featuring Survivors of the Recent Parkland, FL School Shooting

Ian Erix Set to Release Empowering Anthem “Raise Some Hell” Featuring Survivors of the Recent Parkland, FL School Shooting

Misfit Mindz Entertainment, an imprint of Nordican Music Group/The Orchard/Sony Music Entertainment is set to release a benefit record from Ian Erixfeaturing survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting — with 100% of all profits going to victim’s families and survivors of gun violence in addition to non-profits that support social justice movements, such as the student formed March For Our Lives and #NeverAgainMSD organizations. The recording, “Raise Some Hell“, pays homage to the recent lives lost, but is not a sad or sappy song. It is, instead, an up-tempo and empowering battle anthem calling the youth to hold truth to power and rise up against injustice anywhere they see it.

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TOP: Ian Erix (Center) with Fellow “March For Our Lives” Supporters In Los Angeles this Past Saturday BOTTOM: Ian Erix with Stoneman Douglas High School Students and Broward County Community Members Recording “Raise Some Hell”

 It’s up to all of us to RAISE SOME HELL until real change comes…we will not let our voices be silenced.” – Ian Erix

Actual student survivors from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School took part in recording the song, lending their voices to background chants at a local studio near Parkland, Florida. The recording also includes soundbites from some of the most outspoken and high profile student survivors from MSD, namely Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg and Cameron Kasky.

The song is written and performed by rising int’l pop star, Ian Erix, who himself is a survivor of a shooting incident that left him desperately in fear for his life at a US airport, while departing for a tour last year. Erix has toured the world extensively, most recently appearing in the UAE at a pre-show for Katy Perry and performing in the MTV pre-show at Justin Bieber’s Purpose tour in India. Ian’s music has appeared in various charts across Europe and Asia, his last single, “Footprints In The Sand” rose to #5 on the dance radio charts in Japan. With his debut American album coming this summer, Erix has been named “Top Emerging Artist” for 2018 in a recent social media poll conducted by MTV Networks.

Raise Some Hell” Will Be Available This Thursday, March 29th!

 For More Information on Ian Erix, VISIT: www.IanErix.com/ElectronicPressKit

www.Instagram.com/IanErix

www.Facebook.com/IanErix.MuttArmy

Twitter: @IanErix

Ian Erix YouTube Channel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ali B Releases Latest Single & Video “Fear To Be Loved” Ahead of 2018 Makin’ Music & Makin’ Friends Anti-Bullying Tour

Ali B Releases Latest Single & Video “Fear To Be Loved” Ahead of  2018 Makin’ Music & Makin’ Friends Anti-Bullying Tour

With her latest single and video “Fear to Be Loved” having been released this week, Singer/Songwriter Ali B is kicking her talents further into gear as she gets ready for an exciting month ahead!

The single, which highlights Ali’s incredible vocal talents on top of her passionate songwriting and feelings on love–uniquely profound for such a young talent–was produced by Duane “DaRock” Ramos. DaRock began his career working with with Big Daddy Kane as one of his earliest clients, and over the last 20 years his clientele has included dozens of music legends and hip-hop royalty ranging from LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Common and Jay-Z to Tatiyana Ali, The Pussycat Dolls, Faith Evans, Jadakiss, Nicki Minaj, and Shaquille O’Neal among many others.

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WATCH: Ali B “Fear To Be Loved: Official Video

 Ali B grew up in the bustling concrete jungle of New York City, known for its thriving music community and inspiring so many young talents of today. Later moving to Long Island, she used that inspiration – turning it towards her love for music and already thriving vocal ability. Inspired by some of today’s biggest pop music sensations from Selena Gomez to Ariana Grande, she began performing cover songs and later writing her own original music with the help of Klang from MTV’s “Making The Band 4” and Artist / Engineer LaPorte. Noting some of her favorite experiences on her musical journey thus far, Ali says “Every new experience is my favorite, and all of the steps in this journey mean I’m one step closer to reaching my goals”.

Having already gained so much success on her road to continued music development as an artist, songwriter, and performer – she advises other young talents like herself to strive for greatness, saying they should never give up, and adding “nothing is impossible, if you find something you love go out there and give it all you got!”.

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Foremost Records and Makin Music LLC, Nashville, is bringing an Anti-Bully Tour from the South to the North with the goal of raising awareness about the bullying epidemic in our schooling system. Roughly 1 in 5 students are bullied at least once a month from 4th through 12th grade (National Center for Educational Statistics). Their goal is to come together with musicians, in an effort to reach into schools and influence students directly, connecting with them to create an open environment through music. Ali B will be joined by NBC’s The Voice contestant Paul Pfau along with the River Ratz Music, Olivia Jade Frizzell, 80 Degreez band, Anna Zaccaria, Samantha Star Howell, Eric Husick, Dylan Miller and more where they’ll visit schools to discuss the effects of bullying, share personal stories, and then perform to display how similar students have been empowered and overcome insecurities.

Ali B – Makin’ Music & Makin’ Friends Anti-Bullying Tour Dates:

Date Time Location
Monday, March 12th 7:15 AM Spring Ridge School – Lexington Park, MD
10:00 AM Park Hall School –

Lexington Park, MD

5:00 PM Cheeseburger In Paradise – California, MD
Friday, March 16th 6:00 PM Tamarack Theatre – Beckley, WV
Sunday, March 18th 3:30 PM Bobbi’s Idle Hour Finale – Music Row, Nashville, TN

To Purchase Ali B’s Latest Single “Fear To Be Loved” via iTunes, VISIT: https://apple.co/2F4oDJe

LISTEN: Ali B “Fear To Be Loved” via Spotify

For More Information on Ali B, VISIT: www.AlisonBerkeMusic.com

Facebook.com/AlisonBerkeMusic

Instagram: @AlisonBerke

Twitter: @Alison_Berke

Ali B’s YouTube Channel

 

 

 

 

 

Brooke Moriber Performing at NYC’s Mercury Lounge Wednesday, April 11th To Benefit EB Research Partnership

Brooke Moriber  Performing at NYC’s Mercury Lounge Wednesday, April 11th To Benefit EB Research Partnership

With her acclaimed National Anthem performance at Madison Square Garden just this past November following the release of her latest EP “Here and Gone”, singer/songwriter Brooke Moriber is getting ready to hit the stage once more – in support of a great cause. On Wednesday, April 11th she’ll perform live at the Mercury Lounge with support from Julian Morgan in an effort to raise money and awareness for the EB Research Partnership – helping the fight against Epidermolysis Bullosa.

WATCH: Brooke Moriber Sings National Anthem LIVE at Madison Square Garden

A native New Yorker, Moriber has been critically acclaimed for her “clarion voice” by the Associated Press and songs that are “destined for high rotation”. Her distinctive sound ranges in influences from Linda Ronstadt to Amy Lee.

Brooke’s unique career started on the Broadway stage where she earned a reputation for her powerhouse vocals and has received special mention by the New York Times for her acting abilities.

Since the age of fifteen, Brooke has been writing and licensing her own original pop/country/rock music to network television and several soundtracks. Brooke’s remarkable ability to juggle her career as a recording artist and an actor has found her sharing the stage and screen with such performers as The Gin Blossoms, Cindy Lauper, Alan Cumming, Lily Taylor and Kristin Johnston.

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WATCH – “Cause The Wave: Eddie Vedder and the EB Research Partnership”

EB Research Partnership (formerly Jackson Gabriel Silver Foundation) is the largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to funding research aimed at treating and ultimately curing Epidermolysis Bullosa, a group of devastating and life-threatening skin disorders that affect children from birth. An individual with EB lacks a critical protein that binds the layers of skin together. Without this protein, the skin tears apart, blisters and sheers off, leading to severe pain, disfigurement, and wounds that never heal. EB affects the body inside and out. Blisters occur all over the body, as well as in the eyes, mouth, esophagus, and other internal organs. EB causes severe pain, disfigurement, and in too many cases, an early death from an aggressive form of skin cancer. It is estimated that EB affects at least one in every 50,000 births. EB is not specific to any ethnicity or gender. Given that EB affects only 30,000 people in the US, advancing this research relies on the generosity of individuals and corporations.

With donor support, EB Research Partnership has been aggressively and efficiently funding research since 2010. To date, they have raised over $15 million for research grants and been instrumental in securing an additional $35 million for critical EB research. The organization helped to create and continues to support research enabling infrastructure to ensure that treatments will get to those in need as swiftly as possible, and with stars like Moriber and “Pearljam” rocker/activist Eddie Vedder bringing more awareness to the disorder, it can only continue to help in the fight.

And on Wednesday, April 11th Brooke Moriber will help continue that fight as she performs in support of the EB Research Partnership at NYC’s Mercury Lounge (217 E Houston St, New York, NY)!

FOR TICKETS TO MERCURY LOUNGE 4/11, VISIT:

http://ticketf.ly/2tiEi25

To Check Out Brooke’s Latest Album “Here and Gone” via Spotify, Go To:

http://spoti.fi/2tJ6Z6H

 To Purchase “Here and Gone” via iTunes, Visit:

http://apple.co/2sQJg1l

For More Information on Brooke, Go To:

www.BrookeMoriber.com

Check Out Brooke Moriber on Spotify HERE

Facebook.com/BrookeMoriber

Twitter.com/BrookeMoriber

Instagram.com/BrookeMoriber

 For More Information on the EB Research Partnership, Visit:

www.EBResearch.org

 

 

UNITED INK PRODUCTIONS GETS READY TO PRESENT THE 2018 NO LIMITS INTERNATIONAL TATTOO EXPO AT RESORTS WORLD CASINO NEW YORK CITY APRIL 20TH – 22ND

UNITED INK PRODUCTIONS GETS READY TO PRESENT THE 2018  NO LIMITS INTERNATIONAL TATTOO EXPO AT RESORTS WORLD CASINO NEW YORK CITY APRIL 20TH – 22ND

This Spring, get ready as the United Ink No Limits Tattoo Expo returns to Resorts World Casino NYC Friday, April 20th through Sunday, April 22nd! (AGES 18+)

HOURS:

Friday, April 20th: 2PM – 12AM

Saturday, April 21st: 12PM – 12AM

Sunday, April 22nd: 12PM – 8PM

Brought to you by World Famous Tattoo Ink, Clean Slate Laser Tattoo Removal, Ultimate Tattoo Supply, Freshly Inked Mag & Inked Mag, and Perma Blend– the Expo brings together both local and international artists from all over the world (over 250 in total!) like those featured on shows like The Paramount Network’s Ink Master and Tattoo Rescue! Some of this year’s big name’s include Ink Master’s own Sarah Miller, Thom Bulman, and Lydia Bruno; Ink Master Angels’ Nikki Simpson and Daniel Silva; Nationally and Internationally awarded artists like Sergey Shanko, Jay Freestyle, Tommy Helm, and many more.

With so many in attendance, you can pick the artist you feel is right for YOU!

Along with the hundreds of available tattoo artists you can get inked by RIGHT THERE ON THE SPOT, it’s the perfect opportunity to get new piercings, mingle with other tattoo enthusiasts, collectors and models, TV stars, and musicians! Entertainment will include performances by International Burlesque performer, NARS freelance artist and alt model Raquel Reed; Lela Perez, Italian Body Painting artist who will be creating a multi-person glass 3D work of body art; The Death Do Us Part Danger Show by husband and wife duo Charlie and Rachel Atlas, who push the boundaries of modern vaudeville with knife-throwing acts that would previously only be seen in a circus of yesteryear, and music by metal band Wolfpack Black – whose name and sound will grab and command your attention from the strike of the very first chord (Saturday, 4/21 at 9PM)! You’ll also get a chance to meet Actor Robert LaSardo (Nip/Tuck, CSI) appearing ALL WEEKEND at his very own booth!

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Some of this year’s vendors and their products will include Blacksmith Body Jewelry, natural beard-care from Real Bearded Men, clothing and accessories by Hudson River Surf Club, and representatives from the LASIK Vision Institute! Like tattoos but not quite ready for the real thing? Get some less-permanent ink from Henna by Maggie, or stop by and check out some new morning brew from Sail Away Coffee Co, plus many more! On top of the tattoos, piercings, and vendors there will also be

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FOR FULL LIST OF ATTENDING ARTISTS & VENDORS, VISIT: www.NewYorkTattooShow.com/artists-vendors/#nolimitsartists

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In addition to the incredible artists and vendors attending No Limits, you’ll also have the chance to check out an array of incredible Permanent Makeup Artists from Permablend Pigments!

Some of the Expo’s unique seminars will also give you the chance to learn more about art, tattooing and design including – “From Cartoons to Tattoos: How to Be a Tattoonist with Thom Bulman, The A.R.T. of Areola Restorative Tattooing with Stacie Rae Weir and Samantha Rae, The Art of Mandalas with Matt Fischer, and Tina Davies Live Blade and Shade Microblading Demo.

If you want to be part of one of the most unique tattoo conventions New York has to offer this Spring, make sure come down to the United Ink No Limits Tattoo Expo at Resorts World Casino NYC Friday, April 20th – Sunday, April 22nd!

Daily pass:

$25

Weekend pass:

$55

FOR TICKETS (SINGLE DAY AND FULL-WEEKEND PASSES AVAILABLE), VISIT: http://bit.ly/2E5huqW

PARKING IS FREE! FREE Shuttle Buses from all over NYC, Queens, Brooklyn and the LIRR Jamaica station!

(Tickets Are Also Available at the Door)

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Hilton Garden Inn Queens/JFK Airport

A block of rooms has been reserved for April 19, 2018 – April 22, 2018. The special room rate will be available until March 29th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Rates for a single King bed or 2 Double beds start at: $159/night.

TO BOOK A RESERVATION, VISIT: http://bit.ly/2FbqeMA

 For More Info on the Expo and Directions to Resorts World Casino, VISIT: www.NewYorkTattooShow.com/No-Limits-Tattoo-Expo

 

Julian Morgan To Perform LIVE at Mercury Lounge, NYC Wednesday, April 11th

With His Latest Hit “Company” Tearing Up The Radio Charts at Sirius XM, Hot 97, Power 105 and More, The Up-and-Coming R&B/Soul Star Gets Ready For Next Live Show In the Heart of the Concrete Jungle

Following the recent release of his brand new single and video “Company”, young up-and-coming R&B singer/songwriter/producer Julian Morgan is getting ready to perform LIVE at NYC’s Mercury Lounge on Wednesday, April 11th in support of fellow singer/songwriter Brooke Moriber.

The young talent has already garnered a ton of praise with his hit new track, which has seen him interviewed on Sirius XM’s Shade 45, New York’s Hot 97 with DJ Drewski and Power 105.1FM, and over 38 Hip-Hop/R&B stations nationwide!

Directed by WillC & Mike and produced by Eric Sfoglia and Prepared Records, Inc. – the fun, sexy, and playful video brings Morgan’s ladies-man appeal to new nights, proving he has no trouble finding “company” on his own.

The sensual track which mixes the perfect blend of smooth vocals, passionate lyrics, and pumping bass lines shows Morgan’s power as not only a skilled artist and songwriter, but a POWERHOUSE vocalist whose range and control over his instrument is truly impressive.

From its smooth lyrics and sharpened flow to the fine tuned vocal layering an production work, “Company” is a triumphant return of true soul and edge to today’s Pop/R&B/Soul music scene.

And now with Morgan ready to take his hit single and more to the stage at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday, April 11th with Brooke Moriber, fans will get a chance to see his true talent LIVE in action!

For Tickets to Julian Morgan LIVE at Mercury Lounge April 11th, VISIT: http://bit.ly/2EFVfF4

Admission: $10

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RVC Music Academy Holding “DJ For Everyone” Open House Saturday, March 3rd Along with Student Performance and After Party Saturday, March 31st

Nassau’s #1 Choice for Music Lessons Offers Students of All Ages and Levels a Chance to Learn a New Craft or Continue Hone Their Skills in a Wide Array of Instruments From Piano to Guitar, Voice, and the Art of DJing!

With the new year in full swing, the RVC Music Academy is getting ready to welcome a brand new batch of students with their SPIN DJ OPEN HOUSE Saturday, March 3rd (4-8PM) along with a Student Performance (2-5PM), Group Lesson & After Party (7-9PM) on Saturday, March 31st!

RVC Music Academy ushers in a new era of music lessons, combining traditional instrument education with electronic music education through their Spin DJ program. At their Spin DJ Open House March 3rd – those interested can take part in a FREE TRIAL of their DJ For Everyone program which provides music education for all ages, skill levels and backgrounds in a fun, hands on, and supportive environment! As a way of providing music education to those with special needs, DJ For Everyone also implements adaptive lessons that can build skills in social, communicative, physical and cognitive areas.

Then on March 31st – Academy students will have a chance to show off what they’ve learned with a STUDENT PERFORMANCE where groups and solo performers will bring their new skills to a live audience! Following the show, those in attendance are welcomed to join in on the after party which will feature group lessons, performers from the DJ For Everyone program, raffles, dancing, karaoke and MORE!

Featuring state of the art lesson rooms and an amazing space to host your next special event, the Academy also offers lessons for Guitar, Piano, Voice, Drums, Bass, Orchestra and Band that are convenient and affordable with the widest range of lesson times. The space also hosts everything from Live Performances to Individual Music Showcases, Spin DJ Birthday Parties, Spin DJ Date Night, and more!

With instructors that make learning music fun, their brand new facility is a great place to study any instrument. Specialize in custom tailored private lessons, NYSSMA prep, and a unique performance program – the academy makes it possible for students to study almost any style of music there is. Offering expert instructors in the genres of Rock, Pop, R&B, Jazz, Classical, Folk, Contemporary, Broadway, Concert, Orchestral, Choral, Metal, Reggae, and many more, there is a willing and qualified expert to help each student develop an authentic feel and help achieve musical success.

The RVC Music Academy instructors have degrees in music education, performance and similar related fields, and all have extensive teaching and performing experience. Their private lesson program can take students from any level and bring them as far as they want to go on their instrument!

With a mission to inspire & nurture their students and to help create a new wave of superstars, RVC Music Academy’s experienced professional teaching staff and amazing facilities make it the perfect place for anyone who’s ever been interested in the craft of music to start their journey! Their state of the art facilities in Rockville Centre and Amityville are equipped with a full production recording studio and professional DJ teaching stations.

So make sure to stop down for the RVC Music Academy’s SPIN DJ OPEN HOUSE Saturday, March 3rd AND Student Performance, Group Lesson & After Party on Saturday, March 31st to see what the world of music education is truly all about!

For More Information on the RVC Music Academy, Visit: www.RVCMusicAcademy.com or CALL: (516) 442-5357

OR GOT TO:

Facebook.com/RVCMusicAcademy