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40th Anniversary of Godspell Package

August 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

MASTERWORKS BROADWAY CELEBRATES THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLASSIC BROADWAY MUSICAL GODSPELL

NEWLY REMASTERED 2-CD SET OF THE ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING PLUS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 6

First ever Broadway revival begins performances in October

MASTERWORKS BROADWAY proudly announces the release of Godspell – The 40th Anniversary Celebration, a two-disc set that will be available physically and digitally on September 6, 2011. The newly remastered collection includes both the original off-Broadway cast recording from 1971 and the motion picture soundtrack from 1973. Featuring new liner notes by composer Stephen Schwartz, Godspell – The 40th Anniversary Celebration comes out in advance of the first ever Broadway revival, which begins performances at New York City’s Circle in the Square Theatre in October.

The score by Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning composer of Wicked and Pippin, includes the hit “Day By Day,” which reached #13 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in the summer of 1972.  “The popularity of the record helped make the show a bigger hit,” recalls Schwartz in his liner notes, “and at one point there were ten companies playing simultaneously around the United States, plus other productions in London, Paris, Australia, South Africa, Germany, etc…Today it is hard to believe that forty years have gone by since the original production.” New Godspell interview and performance videos featuring Stephen Schwartz will be available for viewing exclusively on MasterworksBroadway.com.

The 2-disc set also includes the soundtrack from the 1973 movie, which was filmed and set in New York City, and memorably featured the musical number “All For the Best” performed on the top of the as-yet-to-be-completed World Trade Center. Godspell introduced a young Victor Garber (Sweeney Todd on Broadway and four-time Emmy® nominee for TV’s Alias) as Jesus and features the joyous song “Beautiful City” which was newly written for the film.

Although this immensely successful musical based on the Gospel of St. Matthew now needs little introduction, when Godspell was first produced in 1971, it broke new ground in its treatment of the historical Jesus.  It relates the last days of Jesus using dramatized versions of several parables, but quickly becomes something more – a religious experience and a joyous celebration of the family of man.

Godspell opened at the Cherry Lane Theatre on May 17, 1971 and then moved to the larger Promenade Theater in August 1971, where it became one of the longest-running off-Broadway musicals of all time. Godspell moved to Broadway in June 1976 and was Tony®-nominated for its score before ending its run in September 1977, with a combined total of more than 2,600 performances. This beloved musical has become a staple of the theatrical repertoire in schools, churches, and community and professional theatres across the globe and is one of the most licensed titles annually.

Masterworks Broadway is an imprint of Sony Masterworks. For email updates and information please visit www.MasterworksBroadway.com.

TRACKLISTING

ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING
PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD
SAVE THE PEOPLE
DAY BY DAY
LEARN YOUR LESSONS WELL
BLESS THE LORD
ALL FOR THE BEST
ALL GOOD GIFTS
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
TURN BACK, O MAN
ALAS FOR YOU
BY MY SIDE
WE BESEECH THEE
ON THE WILLOWS
FINALE
DAY BY DAY (REPRISE)

MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
PREPARE YE (THE WAY OF THE LORD)
SAVE THE PEOPLE
DAY BY DAY
BLESS THE LORD
ALL FOR THE BEST
ALL GOOD GIFTS
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
ALAS FOR YOU
BY MY SIDE
BEAUTIFUL CITY
ON THE WILLOWS
FINALE

R Kelly Director’s Music Doc w/ Elvis’ Sweet Inspirations, Cissy Houston & Pat Hodges

July 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Village Art Pictures presents
THIS TIME – a music documentary
Starring: The Sweet Inspirations
(The legendary back-up singers for Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick and the unforgettable voices behind Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man”.)


Watch the trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/thistimemovie


From Elvis’ iconic back-up divas to a homeless club hit wonder, a crooning rock hopeful and an inventive producer-impresario… THIS TIME follows the painstaking efforts to turn up the volume on the careers of both musical legends and inspired has-beens as they navigate the treacherous stages and recording studios of a music industry far removed from the overnight sensations of “American Idol” and “The X-Factor”.  An unflinching and entertaining portrait of faith, talent and gut-wrenching determination wrapped in a soaring soundtrack, THIS TIME comes from Grammy Nominated director Victor Mignatti.

The musicians on the flip side of this business are recording artists The Sweet Inspirations (best known as back-up singers for Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick), New York cabaret sensation Bobby Belfry, soul diva Pat Hodges (Hodges, James & Smith) and composer-producer Peitor Angell.  The film also features original Sweet Inspiration and gospel star Cissy Houston.

Jonquil to play shows in NYC, SXSW in support of One Hundred Suns EP

February 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Jonquil to play first US shows in NYC and at SXSW
The Oxford, UK four-piece’s One Hundred Suns EP now available
on limited-edition turquoise marble vinyl via Dovecote Records

“Jonquil’s self-proclaimed “Paul Simon’s take on The Smiths” tag nails them well, however the six-piece also encompasses a level of intricacy not unlike a more subtle Dirty Projectors without the R’n’B. Emerging initially as the more folky end of Oxford’s burgeoning math rock scene that brought us Foals and Youthmovies, Jonquil have constantly evolved and morphed into a very accomplished and mature band with a now newly focused, fresh output of work.” — Dan Monsell // Rockfeedback // 2010

The Oxford Englishmen of Jonquil will embark on their first US tour in support of the recently released One Hundred Suns EP on Dovecote Records. The tour includes shows in New York at The Knitting Factory (3/13) and a sold out show at Mercury Lounge (3/14) with Bombay Bicycle Club and numerous performances at Austin, Texas’ SXSW Music Festival. One Hundred Suns is now available on limited-edition turquoise marble vinyl. Embed the One Hundred Suns streaming player on your site and purchase the vinyl HERE.

Jonquil continues to woo the hearts of America, making fans out of everyone who hears their music. Most recently Nylon Magazine said “Fighting Smiles” and “It Never Rains” [are] where the group’s faint, retro-tinged sound really shines” and American Songwriter boasted “…if you like the beach party vibe, stick with Jonquil.” Back home, NME featured the Blessing Force collective, a group of musicians (of which Jonquil and Foals are proud members) aimed at taking the Oxford scene by storm.

Tour Dates
3/13 @ Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY * w/ Bombay Bicycle Club
3/14 @ Mercury Lounge – New York, NY * w/ Bombay Bicycle Club [SOLD OUT]
3/15 @ SXSW – Next Stage @ Convention Center – Austin, TX [4pm]
3/15 @ SXSW – 7digital Showcase @ British Music Embassy [10pm]
3/17 @ SXSW – Dovecote Records Party @ Emo’s Annex [12:15pm]
3/17 @ SXSW – Wild Honey Pie Party @ Eastside Drive-In [TBA]
3/18 @ SXSW – PRS / BMA Brunch @ BME [1pm]
3/19 @ SXSW – Official Showcase @ Emo’s Jr. 11pm]

About Jonquil…
Jonquil are Hugo Manuel, Sam Hudson Scott and Robin McDiarmid, three men in their early twenties living in Oxford, England. The band rehearse and record at home in their new east Oxford studio, having recently relocated from the House of Supreme Mathematics that they shared with Foals during the writing of Total Life Forever and Jonquil’s own One Hundred Suns. All tracks continue to be produced by Manuel who also records solo under the name Chad Valley.

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MORTAL KOMBAT: SONGS INSPIRED BY THE WARRIORS – 3 NEW SONGS ANNOUNCED

February 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

FORTHCOMING VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK ON WATERTOWER MUSIC & TEENAGE RIOT RECORDS FEATURES SONGS CHOSEN BY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JFK OF MSTRKRFT/DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979

Burbank, CA (February 10, 2011) – WaterTower Music and Teenage Riot Records are excited to announce the upcoming album Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors. Set for release this spring, this all-new collection of music is executive produced by JFK (of the innovative DJ/production duo MSTRKRFT and Death From Above 1979) and is made up of songs inspired by the iconic warriors from the acclaimed fighting game Mortal Kombat. JFK has hand selected songs by some of electronic music’s most resonant names, and the resulting compilation plays as a cohesive album that adds an engaging element to the latest edition of the iconic video game.

Last month, the first track, “Mileena’s Theme” by noted DJ and Producer Tokimonsta, was released to high-praise. Acknowledging feverish demand from fans, two more songs from the forthcoming album have been released: “Helado (Sub-Zero’s Theme)” by celebrated producer Harvard Bass and “Liu Kang’s Theme” by Italian DJ and producer Congorock. All three tracks are now available for download on iTunes and Amazon and the full album will be available on April 5th.

The album has been inspired by the latest game in the Mortal Kombat franchise, which will be in stores April 19 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The newest chapter in the legendary videogame series marks a triumphant return to the mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Mortal Kombat will introduce a number of new game-play features including tag team, a deeper story mode and nostalgic online and offline arcade battles. Players will be able to choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches as well as several new game modes.

VIEW THE LIU KANG VIDEO RELEASED TODAY HERE:

VIEW THE MILEENA VIDEO HERE:

For more information about the game, Mortal Kombat, log onto www.themortalkombat.com and visit www.facebook.com/mortalkombat .

ABOUT WATERTOWER MUSIC:

WATERTOWER MUSIC, the in-house music label for Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., has been releasing recorded music since 2002. Distributed by Fontana Distribution, the independent arm of Universal Music Group Distribution, WTM has released over 75 titles, including the film soundtracks to the multi-platinum “Hairspray,” “Sex and the City,” “Valentine’s Day” “The Hangover,” “Sherlock Holmes,”  and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.” The 2011 WaterTower release schedule includes the soundtracks to “The Hangover 2,” “Green Lantern,” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.”

ABOUT TEENAGE RIOT RECORDS:

Teenage Riot Records was born from conversations between Jesse F. Keeler of MSTRKRFT and Adrian Martinez of Undocumented Management. They realized that there was a need for a simple, fair and safe place for artists to put out their music, done in a way that answers the challenges and needs created by the new digital age of music. In other words, an artist driven label whose main goal is to give forward-thinking new music an effective outlet to reach the world.

ABOUT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

RENOWNED RAPPER CHALI 2NA ANNOUNCES WESTERN TOUR DATES

January 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This February, Chali 2na hits the road with accompanying live band for a seven-date tour throughout the West. The former Jurassic 5 mic-wielderand his ensemble plan to amp up tracks from his latest album Fish Market Part 2 (released this past June on Decon Records) to audiences in several states. DJ Dez Andres mixed and produced the album that includes reggae vocalist Tanya Stephens, New York MC J-Live, and even dub step maven Rusko. Chali’s active touring schedule ambitiously parallels his musical innovation, reluctant to stagnate physically or artistically by hitting the road and exploring the boundaries of independent hip-hop.

The “Concrete Schoolyard” denizen kicks off the string of dates in San Francisco at the legendary Fillmore and continues on through Idaho, Montana, Utah and Colorado before packing up the band and heading overseas for more shows. On this outing Chali and crew will be playing support to Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe with the tour package combining in Salt Lake City and Denver to open for Public Enemy! Smack-dab in the middle of February, audiences will have the opportunity to grab their Valentine (or lonely box of chocolates) and fall in love with live hip-hop all over again.

“Chali 2na uses his cavernous baritone as another resonant instrument in the mix, while his lyrics… lend subtext for deeper listening.” – SPIN


CHALI 2NA TOUR DATES

Feb 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Feb 14 – Ketchum, ID – Whiskey Jacques
Feb 15 – Missoula, MT – The Top Hat
Feb 16 – Bozeman, MT – Emerson Theater
Feb 17 – Victor, ID – Knotty Pine
Feb 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Feb 19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater

SAW 3D SOUNDTRACK TO STREET 10-28/Features Exclusive and Unreleased Music From: Dir En Grey

September 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

SIN-SONYMUSIC INDEPENDENT NETWORK/ARTISTS’ ADDICTION RELEASE SAW 3D SOUNDTRACK
AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE OCTOBER 26
WHERE JIGSAW MEETS J-ROCK

Features Exclusive and Unreleased Music From: Dir En Grey

Back for the seventh installment of the SAW horror series this Halloween, moviegoers will once again cringe in their seats as blood, guts and body parts are up for grabs in the Lionsgate® and Twisted Pictures’ SAW 3D, in theaters everywhere on October 29th.  As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw’s brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gather to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.

What started out as an indie horror movie in 2004 has turned into the most successful horror series of all time, and the films’ soundtracks have always been fitting counterparts, assaulting the senses in a manner that would make Jigsaw proud.  But for the series’ grand finale, presented in bone chilling 3D for the first time, the right music was more important than ever because the film going experience will be one of complete sensory immersion. SAW 3D Music Inspired by the film has risen to the challenge, and will street on October 26th.

The Saw 3D soundtrack is excited to showcase three ground breaking Japanese rock acts.

Boom Boom Satellites – The brain child of Bassist/programmer Masayuki Nakano and guitarist/vocalist Michiyuki Kawashima, boom boom satellites have been combining distortion-drenched rock and punk guitars, with electronic dance music and heavy jazz elements to constantly evolve and refine their innovative sound. http://www.bbs-net <http://www.bbs-net/>

WagDug Futeristic Unity
The side project from Hiroshi Kyono, of The Mad Capsule Markets. http://www.myspace.com/wagdug <http://www.myspace.com/wagdug>

DIR EN GREY – Having conquered the Japanese rock scene with lyrics that convey sorrow, darkness and anger in modern society. The band has received international critical acclaim for their masterful translation of the lyrics to their dramatic and at times shocking stage show, which includes self-mutilation with bloodshed. http://www.myspace.com/direngrey

The success of SAW has been a world-wide phenomenon and we have been always been keen on having International acts be a part of the soundtrack as well the movie.  We were very excited about having mega rock band X Japan record the end title of SAW IV entitled “I.V.” and now on the SAW 3D Soundtrack, we have the Japanese power rock bands dir en grey and Wag Dug as well as the industrial band Boom Boom Satellites participate on the soundtrack.  As this movie is universal so is the music that is on it which provides fans from all over the opportunity to be exposed to amazing bands from all over the world, especially Japan. — Jonathan Platt, SAW 3D Soundtrack Producer.

Soundtrack also includes tracks from-Saliva, Krokus, Hinder, My Darkest Day, Karnivool & Chester Beningon’s Dead By Sunrise.

Prepare for the exclusive Saw 3D soundtrack Itunes application to launch free of charge on October 26.
Saw 3D-Music Inspired by the film to street on October 26.
Full list of bands & tracks:
1.     Saving Abel – Never (exclusive)

2.     Dead By Sunrise (Chester Bennington) – Condemned

    3. Hinder – Waking Up The Devil


    4.     Karnivool – Goliath

    5.     Nitzer Ebb – Promises

    6.     Kopek – Love Is Dead

    7.     Saliva – Badass (exclusive)

    8.     My Darkest Day – The World Belongs To me

    9.     Default – Turn It On

    10.            I-Exist – Firefly

    11.            Boom Boom Satellites – What Goes Around Comes Around

    12.            Adelitas Way – Scream

    13.            Krokus – Hoodoo Woman

    14.            Lordi – This Is Heavy Metal

    15.            Wagdug Futuristic Unity – Ram The Crush

    16.            Dir En Grey – Hageshisa to, Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita Shakunetsu no Yami (exclusive)


    About SAW 3D
    This October, one of the biggest, most successful horror franchises in movie history arrives in theaters in vivid, chilling 3-D with the release of Lionsgate’s SAW 3D.

    As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw’s brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror…

    The first theatrical feature to be shot exclusively on the cutting-edge SI-3D digital camera system, SAW 3D brings the horrifying games of Jigsaw to life like never before. The film stars Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, with Sean Patrick Flanery and Cary Elwes.  SAW 3D is directed by Kevin Greutert, written by Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan, and produced by Oren Koules, Mark Burg and Gregg Hoffman.  SAW 3D is a Lionsgate Release. Twisted Pictures Presents a Burg/Koules/Hoffman Production.  For more information on the film go to officialsaw.com <http://www.officialsaw.com/> .

    “Quirky Girl”, super singles’ hit song by Lady & the BASS

    June 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

    Groove N Moove Records presents “Quirky Girl”, super singles’ hit song by Lady &
    the BASS. Out on june 15th 2010

    Quirky Girl is the last hit song by Lady and the BASS, Irene Ermolli and Alberto
    Rigoni that is, a duo who’s rapidly gaining audience in the International Pop
    Music scene.

    Quirky girls are a brand new social trend. Girls who are not looking for prince
    charming anylonger, who feel at ease alone and who always are in search of new
    goals. Career women, but not only. Above all is a new way to live their
    womanhood, without fears nor hesitations. To them Lady & the BASS referred for
    the title song of their new release.

    A provocation? Yes, as well…

    “I’m a super single
    don’t get tied anymore
    I can get all I want
    Cause I’m a lovely quirky girl”

    www.ladyandthebass.com

    Quirky Girl will be released on june 15th 2010 in all digital music stores.

    SEVENDUST ‘COLD DAY MEMORY’ – OUT TODAY! AVAILABLE ON AMAZON FOR ONLY $4.99

    April 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

    “UNRAVELING” VIDEO PREMIERES ON MTV2

    <http://sevendust.hasawebstore.com/>

    SEVENDUSTLajon Witherspoon (vocals), Morgan Rose (drums/vocals), Clint Lowery (guitar/vocals), Vince Hornsby (bass/vocals), John Connolly (guitar/vocals)— release their eighth studio album Cold Day Memory on their own 7Bros. Records, through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group.  For today only, Cold Day Memory is part of Amazon’s Daily Deal <http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FRN28C?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wwweastwestro-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003FRN28C> and is available for just $4.99!

    The album —produced by Grammy® nominated Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind, 3 Doors Down, Plain White T’s)—is the band’s first new album with their original line-up back together with Lowery’s return after his departure in 2003.  “It was really cool having Clint back in the band,” vocalist Lajon Witherspoon says. “That energy was great and it was really exciting to be able to work together to really hone in on what we had before and make it even better.”  It can be heard this week streaming on
    AOL Music <http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/6> and MSN <http://music.msn.com/music/listeningbooth/> .  “Unraveling,” the first single is vintage Dust, and is steadily climbing the Active Rock chart

    The limited edition CD/DVD includes 12 tracks along with an hour long behind the scenes DVD highlighting various aspects of the recording process.  Check out clips from the DVD running this week on Ultimate-Guitar.com <http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/> , Revolver <http://www.revolvermag.com/video/detail/sevendusts-clint-lowery-and-morgan-rose-discuss-their-new-album/> , Guitar World <http://www.guitarworld.com/article/sevendust_discuss_the_making_of_new_album_cold_day_memory> , MetalSucks.net <http://www.metalsucks.net/> , Blabbermouth.net  <http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&amp;newsitemID=138808> .

    The video for “Unraveling” <http://www.mtv.com/videos/sevendust/507077/unraveling.jhtml#id=1568964>  premieres TODAY on MTV2 and MTV2.com <http://www.mtv.com/videos/sevendust/507077/unraveling.jhtml#id=1568964> .  Directed by Rafa Alcantara, the video showcases live Dust performances combined with footage from the DVD.

    Tour Dates
    4/21 – Knoxville, TN – The Valarium*
    4/22 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s*
    4/24 – Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times Forum (WXTB 98 Rockfest)
    4/25 – Landson, SC – Landson Fairgrounds
    4/27 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge*
    4/29 – Houma, LA – The City Club*
    4/30 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle*
    5/1 – Orlando, FL – Tinker Field (Earthday Birthday)
    5/4 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx^
    5/5 – Richmond, VA – The National**
    5/7 – Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights**
    5/8 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Café**
    5/9 – Syracuse, NY – Wescott Theatre**
    5/11 – Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy’s**
    5/12 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club**
    5/14 – South Bend, IN – Club Fever**
    5/15 – Kenosha, WI – Brat Shop**
    5/16 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop^
    5/20 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
    5/21 – Traverse City, MI – Ground Zero^
    5/22 – Columbus, OH – Crew Stadium (Rock on the Range)
    5/25 – Minot, ND – Minot Municipal Auditorium
    5/26 – Sioux Falls, SD – Ramkota Exhibit Hall
    5/28 – Waterloo, IA – TicketCrusher Amphitheatre
    5/29 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
    5/30 – Pryor, OK – Catch the Fever Fair Grounds (Rocklahoma)

    * Nonpoint, Day of Fire
    ** Saving Abel, Day of Fire
    ^ Day of Fire

    <http://sevendust.hasawebstore.com/>
    Amazon <http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FRN28C?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wwweastwestro-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003FRN28C>
    iTunes <http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cold-day-memory/id361717151>
    MySpace
    < http://www.myspace.com/sevendust>
    Twitter <http://twitter.com/sevendust>
    Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/sevendust#!/pages/Sevendust/25493613958?ref=ts>
    Press Assets <http://eastwest.ilgpress.com/sevendust/media/>

    “Soul & Jazz in the Heart of LA”

    April 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

    2010 Downtown Concert Series

    Los Angeles, CA – Jadar Entertainment is pleased to announce the Downtown “Soul & Jazz in the Heart of LA” concert series beginning April 17th –September 25, 2010. Soul & Jazz in the Heart of LA will present an elegant high quality live Jazz & Soul Entertainment with state-of-the-art sound system and beautiful stage lighting.

    Jadar Entertainment presents old school R & B, featuring Rose Royce (Car Wash, Love Don’t Live Here Anymore, with special guests Keith Washington (Kissing You), Jovonnie (Was She Worth It), and Miki Howard (Love Under New Management), hosted by Comedian A.J Jamal; held at Tatou Supper Club, the only soul/jazz downtown supper club in Los Angeles. Kicking off the series with old school R & B, an opening night red carpet gala that will include celebrities, VIP’s and media. Hot 92.3 DJ Wes Hall will host the old school after party (FREE for concert ticket holders).

    Paying homage to Artists who left a legacy and paved the way for successful and up and coming Musicians to have a platform to showcase their numerous talents. You don’t want to miss out on this amazing event!

    Events: Soul & Jazz Concert Series
    Location: Tatou Supper Club -333 Boylston Ave., LA, CA 90017
    Date: April 17, 2010 –September 25, 2010
    Time: 7:00 pm (doors open @ 6:30)
    This concert series has a unique venue and location with a beautiful view of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline; it’s dotted with a 40-ft stage with multiple levels and bars; delicious Asian fusion style cuisine; 30 plasma screens; and sleek rooftop patio lounge with skyline views. “Soul & Jazz in the Heart of LA” concert series reaffirms downtown Los Angeles as the premier destination for sophisticated professionals who love upscale live entertainment. This concert series ties the gap between the professional daytime workforce and the vibrant restaurant and nightlife that Los Angeles has become known for.

    For media contact, tickets and more information please visit: www.jbrownproduction~www.jadarentertainment.com

    FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS VOL. 2 ORIGINAL TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK SET FOR DIGITAL RELEASE ON MAY 4, 2010, In Stores May 18, 2010

    April 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

    Soundtrack Features Top Independent Artists And Includes Songs By Jakob Dylan, Band Of Skulls, White Rabbits, John Doe, Among Others
    New Season Premieres On NBC May 7

    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif – April 7, 2010 – Friday Night Lights Vol. 2 Original Television Soundtrack, will be released digitally on May 4, 2010 and in stores on May 18, 2010 by Arrival Records/Scion Music Group (distributed by Fontana Distribution, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group). The selection of music ranges from the soulful to the more hard rock, and all the songs and artists included in the album will be featured in the upcoming season. Liza Richardson is the soundtrack album co-producer and music supervisor for the television series. Jason Katims is both the executive producer of “Friday Night Lights” and of the Friday Night Lights Vol. 2 Original Television Soundtrack. The “Friday Night Lights” soundtrack is licensed through NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group.

    Reflecting the passion and emotion of the show, Friday Night Lights Vol 2 Original Television Soundtrack, boasts a wide variety of artists including White Rabbits, Band Of Skulls, Augustana, Heartless Bastards, A.A. Bondy, Jakob Dylan, John Doe, The Avett Brothers, AM, Sufjan Stevens, Fink and Snuffy Walden. A complete track listing follows below.

    Commenting on this diverse and spirited album, Jonathan Platt, the soundtrack’s co – producer says: “We are extremely excited about releasing this amazing soundtrack which is so reflective of the spirit of this show consisting of some of the most relevant artists of today’s ‘Indie’ and mainstream music scene.”

    “Working on this show is a music supervisor’s dream,” said Richardson. “On this compilation, we’ve focused on a handful of the more emotional selections to give the soundtrack more cohesiveness. Our selections range from various rock music tracks, to hip hop, to some more prayer-like “twang!” There’s so much amazing music in the show, we could go on and on for volumes! The quality of the exceptional writing, acting, directing and editing of Friday Night Lights deserves music with equal integrity.”

    Adds Jason Katims: “I am so excited about the release of the Friday Night Lights Vol. 2 Soundtrack. I think fans of the show will agree that this is not only a great collection of songs from some of the most exciting artists out there, but it is also a true representation of the musical voice of Friday Night Lights.”

    “Music plays an important role in how fans connect with a show and embrace it,” said Shelli Hill, Vice President NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group. “This soundtrack features great music from pivotal moments in the program that really resonates with fans of the show.”

    The eclectic Friday Night Lights Vol. 2 Original Television Soundtrack features the following:

    1. PERCUSSION GUN – WHITE RABBITS
    2. SWAY – HEARTLESS BASTARDS
    3. KILLED MYSELF WHEN I WAS YOUNG – A.A. BONDY
    4. FIRE – AUGUSTANA
    5. SOMETHING GOOD THIS WAY COMES – JAKOB DYLAN
    6. I KNOW WHAT I AM – BAND OF SKULLS
    7. THE MEANEST MAN IN THE WORLD – JOHN DOE
    8. IF IT’S THE BEACHES – THE AVETT BROTHERS
    9. WHAT YOU HIDE – AM
    10. COME THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING – SUFJAN STEVENS
    11. THIS IS THE THING – FINK
    12. FNL MAIN TITLE – SNUFFY WALDEN

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