Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Comedy At Gonzalez Y Gonzalez


Come join us for our first ever Comedy Event at Gonzalez y Gonzalez. Starting Wednesday, January 27th and continuing every last Wednesday of the month, Gonzalez y Gonzalez brings you 4 Latino comedians for a night of great fun and fantastic food: Host Erik Rivera, Carmen Lynch, Angel Salazar, Kenny Ortega and one more TBA.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 (Inaugural Evening)
$10.00 at the door
$5.00 if you have dinner at the restaurant
Check in is at 6:00; performances start at 7:30.
Reserve now as seats are limited. First come, first served.
RSVP now

Host: Erik Rivera -
Since bursting onto to the NYC comedy scene in 2004, Erik Rivera's name has become synonymous with comedy. His “boy next door” good looks and unique perspective make him one of New York's fastest rising young comedians. His quick wit along with his commanding stage presence, charisma and infectious smile make him a favorite act at comedy clubs and colleges throughout the country.

Carmen Lynch -
Carmen has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and became a finalist on Season One of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. And she's a Spaniard! She's been on SiTV’s Latino Laugh Festival, toured as one of the Latinas of Comedy with Paul Rodriguez and contributed to MAD Magazine.

Angel Salazar -
Kenny Ortega -

About Gonzalez y Gonzalez
Located just steps from Soho and great shopping, Gonzalez y Gonzalez serves authentic, South-of-the-Border cuisine in a festive downtown location. NYC's longest bar is always buzzing, and you can drop by for live Latin music 3 nights a week.

About Comix
Comix is New York's hottest new comedy nightclub featuring headline comedians and established New York-area comics, the best of cutting edge alternative comedy, improv and sketch comedy as well as music and variety programming.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

8th Annual Nashville SongWriters Fest Ramps Up For June Performances


The 8th Annual, 2010 Nashville SongWriters Festival is several music happenings in one! Find your place in the mix. It’s part live original music festival, part music conference, part networking opportunity and part gathering of friends held June 4-6. The live performances, education and Open House are concurrently running events. Attendees can take in all or parts of the fest and "Play it by ear!"

Songwriters of all genres converge for The Nashville SongWriters Festival. Tunesmiths share their music on multiple stages and open Sing Rings. The fest is open to all forms of songwriting, from the novice to the professional. There are no pre qualifications to play or attend. Everyone is encouraged to come as they are. All attendees will have the opportunity to share their words or music and find their place in the mix.

While at the fest, writers can also attend Pro Instruction classes, workshops, Q & A sessions and other personal tid bits, all about the craft and business of songwriting.

An Open House is held by participating recording studios, publishers, song pluggers and other music related businesses where writers can drop by without an appointment to ask questions, exchange samples or discuss what part they play in the business of Music. Register your music related music business for the Open House or if you're a festival attendee, stop by and check out some of the industry.

For registered and non performing writers there will be a "Writer's Area" provided by the Fest near the information booth. At the display table attendees can deposit their CD'S and the fest staff will take inquiries or make sales for participants. Also drop off a copy of your songs in the Fest Drop Box where your materials will be forwarded to publishers.

Come to share your music and have fun playing the songs that you have written. While at the fest we hope you get inspired, reinvigorated, find co writers, network and write some new tunes. Most of all have fun. Music is not all business all of the time. But... if you think you have something that is potentially a commercial success.....enter the "Song Contest & Critiques". We want to recognize songwriter efforts and help get your material in the hands of publishers and recording artist of all sizes. We want to highlight talent and help make others better writers who are informed on what the industry is looking for..... Great Commercial Songs. There will be prizes plus entrants will also get their songs critiqued and commercial feed back. Entrants do not have to attend the Festival to enter the "Song Challenge & Critiques."

Another historical gathering begins to shape up as we throw down at this years congregation to celebrate the spirit of the songwriter. Many special guest and surprises await but as always, the real featured writer is you!

Registration is now officially open. Performing and Non performing songwriters, music related business, volunteers and the public wishing to participate in the June 4-6, 2010 activities can visit the web site at or Email: or call
615-424-1491 or 931-296-4067 for more info.

Monday, January 18, 2010

MusicDish To Launch 'MusicDish*China Sounds' At MIDEM 2010


As music professionals from around the world gather in Cannes for MIDEM 2010, MusicDish will be unveiling its first podcast in a series called 'MusicDish*China Sounds presented by Metal Postcard Records'. A monthly podcast hosted by Hong Kong-based Sean Hocking, MusicDish*China Sounds shines on spotlight on China's independent music scene emerging in cities like Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai as well as chinese music throughout Asia. Conference attendees can find the full page 'MusicDish*China Sounds' ad in Monday, January 25th's MIDEM News #2.

"As the largest and most prominent global music conference, MIDEM 2010 seem like the most appropriate platform to launch our first major Asian initiative," noted MusicDish founder Eric de Fontenay. "China has an exciting, burgeoning independent music scene that will increasingly attract worldwide attention. We look forward to meeting the China, Taiwan and broader Asian delagations at the conference"

In the inaugural installment of MusicDish*China Sounds, Metal Postcard Records' founder Sean Hocking focuses on some bands that have impacted Hong Kong in 2009, including Time Out favorites Chochukmo and ST, A/V duo Volt In Music, SXSW-bound DP, Lona Records' A Roller Coaster as well as Shanghai-based Liman.

The podcast coincides with the launch of MusicDish*China, a new site within MusicDish focusing on China's NEW music industry with news, articles and interviews. Mi2N, MusicDish's online music newswire, opened the new decade with the addition of an asian music channel and RSS to its website.

MusicDish LLC has been serving the music industry since 1997, creating a model for original, successful representation of artists and firms. The company is a leading source of knowledge on the music industry, providing a personal, yet business-minded perspective on key issues affecting professionals and executives with newsletters, reports and interviews. With its comprehensive website and online music magazine, as well as frequently updated user profiles on popular social networking sites such as Myspace, facebook, YouTube, LiveJournal and ReverbNation, MusicDish proudly saturates the internet with its artist profiles and unique services. Formed by media culture veteran Eric de Fonteney, MusicDish's principal function is to represent talent in the most effective ways, while also bringing the most recent music news to your computer screen.

Google Search Low Tech Red Neck


Michael Desselle (the artist formerly known as Molten Mike) writes in an email from 1/17/2010: "Google Search low tech red neck for info on my soon to be released red hot country single and upcoming full length video "LOW TECH RED NECK".

This is a full on hillbilly view of the cyber age, and it's troubling how close this song describes....well....ME!!!

This tune had legs before it was mixed. Honestly, I have never felt the overwhelming response to an original song I have crafted....ever! This one has touched a nerve. If ya'll like humor in music, and I hope you do, then you might be a low tech red neck."

"This tune has a punch line at the end of every other sentence with smooth vocal harmonies, Blazin hot "Telecaster", Country guitar licks, and smokin "Country Fiddle" along with scorching "Pedal Steel Guitar"... This song has more hooks than June Carter's tackle box! Saddle up, it's gonna be a helluva ride." continued Michael.

"Michael has been holed up at ESP studios working on his 6th full length CD "I'm All In". We have already released 2 singles "One Little Love" a country wedding waltz, and "Thank A Soldier" which is a tribute to all the people who are Active Duty or Veterans. "Thank a Soldier" is in it's 2nd printing already. Mike performed this song at the Daughters of the American Revolution at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, and also at the Military Museum (twice) in Largo Florida. said Randall Ierna, BMI publisher.

"Other songs ready to be released soon are "Wouldn't Treat a Dog Like That", "Going Back to Tennesee", "Some Cowgirls" and "That Old Time Music"". continued Randall.

"We plan to release the singles over the "interweb" as downloads and all the usual outlets will be offering the songs. In addition we will have a new website up soon to download any or all of Mike's portfolio of over 60 songs." concluded Randall.

Michael Desselle has produced 5 full length CD's: "Chameleon", "All Blues", "The Movie", "Blues Meltdown" and "Genuine Bluesman"
4 of his Albums have been #1 in 5 catagories on He has played over 5,000 professional shows including 7 years of Pre-Game entertainment for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, The Buc's giant Super Bowl party, gigs with the Tampa Bay Rays, and numerous Festivals and Events.
In addition, he has toured twice in Australia, and all over the US. He has received 19 awards and Nominations includeing "Best Guitarist", "Best Singer-Songwriter" and "Best Entertainer".

Michael is currently seeking representation for an upcoming tour of the United States.

He will be showcasing at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in June, 2010.

For more info just go to his website

To order downloads or CD's, just go to, Itunes, Rhapsody, mp3tunes, Napster and many other download companies.