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Beastie Boys ‘Re-Issued’ on Vinyl October 14th

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Beastie Boys, LICENSED TO ILL Special 30th Anniversary Edition Vinyl Reissue Available October 14, 2016 (PRNewsFoto/UMe)

The 30th Anniversary LP edition of Beastie Boys’ debut album Licensed To Ill will be released on October 14, 2016. This special reissue was cut from the original production masters and is presented on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.

Produced by Rick Rubin and Beastie Boys, Licensed To Ill was originally released November 15, 1986–making the B Boys the fifth artist to release a full length album on the original Def Jam label after LL Cool J, Slayer, Tashan and Oran “Juice” Jones.  It was the first hip hop album ever to top the Billboard 200 and has been certified RIAA Diamond in the U.S. in 2015 for more than 10 million album sales.

On the all-time greatest albums lists of Rolling Stone, Q, Pitchfork, and NME, virtually every track on the album was a hit single or fan favorite, including “Hold It Now, Hit It,” “The New Style,” “Paul Revere,” “Brass Monkey,” “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party),” “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” and more.

TRACKLISTING

Rhymin & Stealin’
The New Style
She’s Crafty
Posse in Effect
Slow Ride
Girls
(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)
No Sleep till Brooklyn
Paul Revere
Hold It Now, Hit It
Brass Monkey
Slow and Low
Time to Get Ill

‘We Are LA Family’ on Saturday, September 17th

gia on the move music festivalsThis Saturday, September 17, 2016, the We Are LA Family Music Festival, a daylong celebration will take place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The festival will feature educational family activities representing major cities and cultures in SoCal and all net proceeds from the festival will benefit 7 Los Angeles children’s charities.

  • Play soccer with the LA Galaxy
  • Explore with Kidspace Children’s Museum
  • Kayak and fish with the National Park Service
  • Face-paint with Hollywood makeup artists
  • Visit with animals from STAR Eco Station
  • and much more.

Here’s who you’ll be supporting:

826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Ameri-I-Can is focused on enabling individuals to meet their academic potential, to conform their behavior to acceptable society standards, and to improve the quality of their lives by equipping them with the critical life management skills to confidently and successfully contribute to society.

CASA of Los Angeles dedicates resources to mobilize community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children.

Happy Trails for Kids provides enriching outdoor adventures, invaluable mentorships, and opportunities to develop leadership skills and prepare children for life after foster.

Junior Achievement of Southern California seeks to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives.

Richstone Family Center is dedicated to preventing and treating child abuse and trauma, strengthening and educating families and decreasing violence in families, schools, and communities.

LA Galaxy Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to helping children through educational, health and soccer based initiatives and programs.

Musicians and other artists included in Saturday’s line up are:

  • Actor Kevin Costner
  • Modern West
  • YouTube sensation and America Idol contestant, Jessica Sanchez
  • Reluctant Apostles featuring Katey Sagal
  • Singer Rachel Platten
  • Ozokidz,
  • presented by Ozomatli
  • Lisa Loeb
  • Lucky Diaz and T
  • he Family Jam Band
  • Rhythm Child
  • Magician and comedian Justin Willman – the host of Cupcake Wars

William Gray ‘Seine’ Releases on October 1st

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William Gray was a founding member of The Smokestacks, who, despite national tours, BBC live sessions, radio airplay, two single releases and major label interest, disbanded in 2008 having never officially released an album.

May 2009 saw Gray’s first solo outing None of the Above. Reaction was extremely positive with reviewers drawing favorable comparisons with respected and renowned songwriters like Elliott Smith, Bon Iver, Badly Drawn Boy and Damon Albarn.

In 2015 Gray joined the roster of artists at Medic Independent Records, with the Hangzhou (China) label.

2016 has seen the release of new album Flounce back in March and EP Seine scheduled for an October 1st release.

Seine is underpinned by acoustic guitar and a more traditional approach to writing with overall sound somewhat lo-fi, with tinges of electronica and psychedelia.

 

L.A. Latina Girl Rock Arrives In San Francisco

gia on the move musicThe East Los Angeles female quartet Stars At Night will be taking their dirty, energetic, punk-psychedlia rock to promote (in a commercial) the San Francisco Latino Film Festival @SFLatinFilm in September.

These fierce Latin-Angelinas headed by lead singer and keyboardist Irene Quiles, drummer Joana Rubio, bass player Elizabeth Banuelos and guitarist Seleste Diaz, are also set to launch an eardrum pounding, celestial thundering new single, Searching, later this year.

Since their formation in 2010 Stars At Night have become a tour de force in LA’s underground scene, with influences that range from Black Sabbath to Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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This Band Will ‘Self-Destruct’ on November 18, 2016

“Strap yourselves in … INCOMING!” ~Metallica’s Lars Ulrich

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The 2 CD / 2 Vinyl set of the Grammy® Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s first studio album since 2008’s multi-platinum Death Magnetic,  Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is set to release on November 18th via Blackened Recordings and is available for pre-order at Metallica.com

TRACKLISTING
Regular Album (on CD, Vinyl and Digital formats):

Disc One
1. Hardwired
2. Atlas, Rise!
3. Now That We’re Dead
4. Moth Into Flame
5. Am I Savage?
6. Halo On Fire

Disc Two
1. Confusion
2. Dream No More
3. ManUNkind
4. Here Comes Revenge
5. Murder One
6. Spit Out The Bone
Deluxe Version (On CD & Vinyl only):

Disc One
1. Hardwired
2. Atlas, Rise!
3. Now That We’re Dead
4. Moth Into Flame
5. Am I Savage?
6. Halo On Fire

Disc Two
1. Confusion
2. Dream No More
3. ManUNkind
4. Here Comes Revenge
5. Murder One
6. Spit Out The Bone

Disc Three
1. Lords Of Summer
2. Riff Charge (Riff Origins)
3. N.W.O.B.H.M. A.T.M. (Riff Origins)
4. Tin Shot (Riff Origins)
5. Plow (Riff Origins)
6. Sawblade (Riff Origins)
7. RIP (Riff Origins)
8. Lima (Riff Origins)
9. 91 (Riff Origins)
10. MTO (Riff Origins)
11. RL72 (Riff Origins)
12. Frankenstein (Riff Origins)
13. CHI (Riff Origins)
14. X Dust (Riff Origins)

Photo Credit: Herring & Herring

Citizen Zero ‘Lure and Persuade’

gia on the move musicDetroit rock outfit—Josh LeMay [vocals], Sammy Boller [lead guitar], John Dudley [drums], and Sam Collins [bass]—deliver arena-size anthems fueled by intricate musicianship on their full-length alternative, edgy grunge, debut album, State of Mind, arriving August 12 via Wind-up Records.

Lure and Persuade, a “take no shit from anyone rouser, with a clear message of no one knows what’s better for you than you,” premiers exclusively on Pure Volume.

Lure is the live fast drive fast song of the record.” ~Josh LeMay

Playing major festivals like Rock on the Range and supporting acts like P.O.D., the band recently announced another string of US tour dates, kicking off on the East Coast in Asbury Park, through New York City and across to Indianapolis, ending in Fresno, California. Joining them on the tour are fellow rockers The Wans and The Black Moods.

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Catch Citizen Zero on the road:

8/3 ASBURY PARK, NJ – House of Independents
8/4 NEW YORK, NY – American Beauty
8/6 CAMP HILL, PA – Gullifty’s
8/7 SHARON PA – Quaker Steak and Lube
8/10 PONTIAC, MI – Crofoot
8/11 FT.WAYNE IN – The Rusty Spur
8/12 GREEN BAY, WI – The Sandlot Entertainment Complex
8/14 STEVENS POINT, WI – Live On Main
8/16 OMAHA, NE – Whisky Tango
8/17 DENVER, CO – Moon Room
8/19 SPOKANE, WA- Knitting Factory
8/24 FRESNO, CA – Fulton 55
8/26 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – Whisky A Go Go
8/27 SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Rock Bar

S T F U ‘What We Want’

gia on the move musicAlternative electronic maverick producer Dean Garcia, the musical mastermind behind seminal alternative rock band Curve and electronic dream pop duo SPC ECO, has joined forces with Preston Maddox of post-punk noise-rock band Bloody Knives in a new project, called S T F U.

Their debut LP ‘What We Want’, just released on July 29, is laced with unfolding hypnotic loops that gradually progress to uptempo electronics, trip-hop laden beats, lush noise entwined with shimmering synths, and Maddox’s hazy trance-like vocals. The title track What We Want is also the first single.

“My favorite thing about this track is it has a filthy quality to it that is essential, like being immersed in the pollution of our dystopian future where everything is covered in layers and layers of filth.” Preston Maddox, Bloody Knives

Keep up with S T F U 
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Keep up with SPC ECO 
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Keep up with Bloody Knives 
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CREDITS
Produced and Mixed by Dean Garcia
Recorded by Dean Garcia and Preston Maddox
Recorded in London, UK Texas, USA
All songs written by Preston Maddox and Dean Garcia
Preston Maddox Vocals and Lyrics
Dean Garcia Bass, Drums, Guitars. Keyboards, Programming