Thursday, June 24, 2010

Video For The Song Air Dance, A New View On Video Creation For Urban Music


The videos for the songs Bahia Dream, Over and Air Dance, extracts of the album United Souls, have been released on the major video sites.

The videos to be discovered have been created by the talented artist, Anna Passarelli. She translated in a sublimate way the musical univers of Robert Lauri's songs. In the video Air Dance she created a special view by mixing different worlds of emotions around the theme Air Dance; real live and joy all in harmony with the innovative tunes of the song Air Dance by Robert Lauri.

Robert Lauri conceived the album United Souls as a melting pot where all musical cultures, a mixture of rap, soul, country and even gospel are brought together in a single album, even within a single track.

The artiste has contributed his experience and his inexhaustible talent to the production of United Souls to create new worlds each time.

Robert Lauri lets us discover all the richness and diversity of his creative melody-making force and offers tracks that could be described as “new sound”. He reveals new musical moods that have a “French touch” while delivering vibrant classical, pop and rap rhythms.

Robert Lauri’s “United Souls” album consists of songs which have their own special magic.

The album is now available from the major download stores and the CD from

Watch the video on Youtube:

Guitar Sidekick - New IPhone Holder For Guitarists


St-Hyacinthe, CA Jun 22, 2010
Quebec-based Castiv Media is proud to announce the Guitar Sidekick, a guitar mounted holding system designed for Iphones. The system enables the musician to easily use any of the music/guitar apps available on iTunes, such as: video lessons, lyrics teleprompter, audio recorder, metronome, tabs display, and instrument tuner. Compatible with any guitar, it does not affect playing or tuning.

The Guitar Sidekick is positioned between the nut and the machine heads (tuners) of the guitar by clipping it around the strings. It does not affect the sound, playing, or tuning of the guitar, and works equally well with classical, acoustic, electric or bass guitars. The grip can freely rotate and position the iPhone in either portrait or landscape mode. The adjustable grip can accommodate the iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano, BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry, Android, PSP, Zune, iTab, and more.

Feature Highlights:
* Easy to install and use
* Works on acoustic, classical and electric guitars
* Does not affect the acoustics of your guitar
* You can still tune your guitar with the Sidekick on
* Can rotate to accommodate either portrait or landscape view

There are currently more than 500 guitar apps for the iPhone/iPod touch which provide a wide variety of teaching, recording, accompanying, timing, and lyric reading functions. Particularly popular are guitar tabs (tablatures), which are fingering diagrams for songs, sometimes including lyrics. Castiv Media offers their own MP4 Tabs Lite application, permitting uploading of scrolling tabs from a Windows computer to the iPhone or other mobile device.

Pricing and Availability:
Guitar Sidekick for the iPhone, iPod touch, and other devices is available for $29.99 (USD). MP4 Tabs Lite is a free application.

Located in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, Castiv Media is a design company specializing in smartphone accessories for musicians. The company was founded by Mark and David Garon in 2009, and the guitar Sidekick is their first product released to the market. Later this year they plan on extending the Sidekick line with several other products. Copyright 2010 Castiv Media. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
*Samples are available on request for review.

Ivan Ives Goes 100% Digital / Releases Singles, Videos And Free Mixtape Download "Re-Speak"


LA-based / Leningrad-born Rapper Ivan Ives Releases Video for

'First of the Month' (1ofM) Single 'Showtime'

Ivan Ives Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary of Release of 'Newspeak' with Free Mixtape Download 'Re-Speak'

Los Angeles, CA -Rapper Ivan Ives released the video for his newest single 'Showtime' from Ives' 2010 music project First of The Month (1otM). Ivan conceived, shot and released the music video for 'Showtime,' which stars Matt Besser (Upright Citizens Brigade), Tony Powers (aka Tony Two Times of Goodfellas), Erin Broadley (Editor, LA Weekly), Khayyam Wakil (@iamkhayyam), and Rachael George. The single and video shed light on Ives' perception of the seedier side of the entertainment industry.

The First of the Month (1otM) project sees Ives releasing a new single on iTunes / AmazonMP3 ( and on the 1st day of each month. In addition to the 6 singles Ives has released for the 1otM project this year, Ivan has also been featured on 4 singles from albums by The Oligarchs, Louis Logic, Noci The Misfit, and a collaborative song with Bizarre (D12).

On the heels of the "Showtime" video Ives' released an anniversary mixtape called 'Re-Speak' which can be downloaded for free here: . The mixtape is a gift to Ivan's fans to celebrate the 1 yr anniversary of the release of Ivan Ives' album 'Newspeak.'

Ivan Ives has manifested a name for himself since splashing on to the scene in 2007 by mixing golden-era style beats with synthesizers and innovative song concepts and a skin-tight flow. Ives has racked up over a million streams online of his music and 300,000+ YouTube hits of his videos since 2008-independently.

Ives' fanbase ranges from underground hiphop aficionados to indie rock hipsters. XXL/Scratch has said of Ives, "don't let his indie rocker persona fool you – this guy can spit." Ives' has co-signed with some of indie music's best known artists from The Cool Kids, Black Milk, Tre Hardson (Pharcyde), Percee P and Oh No to Cappadonna (Wu-Tang), O.C. (DITC), 2Mex (Visionaries), Vast Aire (Can Ox), and Fresh The Hitman – Ives' main producer.

Over the last few years, Rolling Stone has named Ives one of the next 40 artists to watch while SPIN named him one of 8 artists you should know about. URB put Ives in their coveted Next 1000 and CMJ featured Ivan in an artist spotlight. Racket Magazine recently sat down with Ives saying "Ivan Ives is a goddamned prolific rapper." A strong, loyal fan base has allowed him to complete 10 tours throughout North America and release over a dozen albums, EPs, and mixtapes.

Ivan Ives links:

Watch 'Showtime'

'Showtime' can be purchased on iTunes and AmazonMP3

Other First of the Month singles and Ivan Ives music can be purchased here: Discography

Recent Ivan Ives 1otM videos:

January's 1otM video "All My Life" (51,000+ views. Ivan also directed this video)

March's 1otM video "California" (6600 + views)

May's 1otM video "Wedding Funeral" (4800+ views. Ivan directed; starring AV Flox of Village Voice)

June's 1otM video "Showtime"

Visit for more details.

Ivan Ives is

Media contact:

Paula Gould, PEG PR

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Comedy At Gonzalez Y Gonzalez Presents Russ Meneve, Lynne Koplitz, Danny Naturman & Host Kenny Ortega On June 30th


Come join us at Gonzalez y Gonzalez to experience New York City's newest comedy night sensation. The last Wednesday of every month, Gonzalez y Gonzalez and Comix bring you five of the funniest NYC-area comedians for a night of great laughs and fantastic food & drinks. Our next show on Wednesday, June 30th has confirmed to the lineup host Kenny Ortega, Russ Meneve, Lynne Koplitz and Danny Naturman; with more great talent to come!

Doors open at 6pm
Performance starts at 7:30pm
$5 cover
Drinks, appetizers & dinner menu available

Gonzalez y Gonzalez
625 Broadway (bet. Bleecker & Houston)
New York, NY 10012 (map)

For more information or to make a reservation
call 212-473-8787


Russ Meneve
There's a new name on the New York comedy scene that has people talking -- and laughing! Russ Meneve is on the fast track to becoming one of comedy's next big breakout stars. The Hawthorne, New Jersey native has been performing comedy in and around New York City for the past eight years, where he has hones his skills to an edge as sharp as his material. Nowhere was this more evident than on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show," where Russ recently made his debut to rave reviews from host Jay Leno and an appreciative studio audience that he had rolling in the aisles

Lynne Koplitz
Lynne is one of America's most sought after female comics - regularly headlining at major comedy clubs and colleges nationally. Lynne has had her own 1/2 hour comedy special Comedy Central Presents, and co-hosted the syndicated TV talk show Life & Style. She has also performed at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival and Live at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Lynne was the host of the popular TV dating show Change of Heart and the cooking show How To Boil Water on The Food Network. Among her other many television appearances are CBS's Late Night with Craig Ferguson, NBC's Later and Shop and Style, Comedy Central's Premium Blend and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and The Greatest Joke Ever Told for The History Channel.

Danny Naturman
Dan's charming, self-deprecating, sharp-tongued style has since made him a hit with comedy club audiences across the country. His joke telling and impeccable ability to work a crowd has a throwback quality of its own. With his quick-witted set-ups, Naturman speeds right into the hard-hitting punch lines he's know for- if ever there were a Groucho Marx of this century, Naturman would be the closest thing. Recorded at Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis, Dan's CD, "Get Off My Property" was widely praised for its ability to twist usually humorless topics into amusing ideas that anyone can recognize. Punchline Magazine has called Dan's act a success because of its UNIVERSAL APPEAL.

Host Kenny Ortega
Kenny Ortega is a native of Spanish Harlem, A stand up comedian and although he has been a comedian for under 6 years he has grown up fast by working along side some of the best Latino comedians out there today. Kenny like any other kid always found himself getting into mischief, which now reflects his comedic style of story telling on stage. Kenny enjoys helping those starting out in the comedy field by organizing shows to make the transition on to the comedy club stage a lot easier. He worked in venues like "The Dave Chappelle show" the second season and Metro TV. Kenny takes great pleasure in putting a laugh into everyone's day.

More comedians to be added to the June 30th lineup soon...


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.


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.

Video: Robert Lauri - Bahia Dream

Robert Lauri - Bahia Dream

Eclectic Artist Robert Lauri encompasses a wide variety of musical genres on his latest record 'United Souls'. One of his preferred styles is to mix hip hop with traditional music, whether it's classic or folk-roots music. The result is always convincing and his music is sure to surprise the ears of those who are listening to him music for the first time. Robert Lauri is also one of those experienced artists who know when and where to push their music, adapting it to the changing times and the new technologies.

'Bahia Dream' is a chilly up-tempo trip hop tune. The style is fresh and modern but the accordion gives you the impression of being catapulted on Paris' Champs-Élysées. The video gives us a shot of Mother Nature's many beauties.

The complete album 'United Souls' is now available on the download stores.
Official Website

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Music Release: Rachel Fine - "Hey Hey Hey"

Rachel Fine - "Hey, Hey, Hey"

"Hey, Hey, Hey," the brand new single from Rachel Fine's debut record, "Own Your Own," is fresh and funky, and a soulful breath of air. The bass line pops in groovy sync with the sparse beat and Fine sings with a confident and sultry tone. Her lyrics speak of her struggles and perseverance in life and her strength shines through. Bluesy vocal harmonies coast this track with a tasty shell and the funky guitar vamp pulls it all into focus.

"Own Your Own" is an eleven (11) track album that is filled with songs written to feed ones intellect, essence, heart, soul, strength and overall spirit, with music aficionados welcoming this neo soul vocal music artist. "Her vocals are absolutely alluring," says Don Lichterman, head of Sunset Records, "you hear that right away when you see her play live, let alone what they laid down on the CD."

Sunset Records sets up "Own Your Own" by Rachel Fine, the debut CD that will be in stores all over the world on July 27th!


Monday, June 21, 2010

Tender Fists Launches First Website!


After years following a broken life path, life-long musician David Roman, has published his first website promoting his band/project alias, Tender Fist. Samples of music, ideas, videos, and other information can be easily obtained by visiting Please share your feedback and join the fan-list as Tender Fist grows in popularity and continues to release new material. Full CD Release planned for December with details as needed being added to the website and distributed to fans. Peace & Music ~ Tender Fist