Thursday, May 24, 2012

MusicDish*China Announces Medullary Paralysis' China Tour Details

MusicDish*China is proud the announce the details of Medullary Paralysis' upcoming "You Need Leaders" China Tour. Sponsored by Italian custom guitar case manufacturer Droplay and handcrafted guitar pick maker Essetipicks, the tour will bring the band across China through some of its top music cities, with Fushon and Hong Kong added to the initial list of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi'an and Chengdu.

Thursday, June 7
AD livehouse 广州A.D 西元
佛山 南海区 千灯湖•保利水城•西街5栋1号 西元

Friday, June 8
Tekkwun Live House
No.201, Huanshi Rd, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou(HuaGuoShan)

Sunday, June 10
YuYing Tang (上海育音堂)
Kaixuan Lu #851, Shanghai

Friday, June 15
MAO Livehouse
111号 Gulou East Street
Dongcheng, Beijing

Saturday, June 16
Jianghu Bar
Dongcheng, Beijing

Thursday, June 24
Guangquan Livehouse
Xi'An 东大街菊花园饮马池 光圈CLUB.
Guang Quan Club, East Avenue Daisy Garden Ying Ma Chi.

Friday, June 29
Little Bar
1F, No. 5 Little Bar (Fangqin) Fengshang Yulin Business Harbor,
No. 47 Yongfeng Road, Chengdu

Saturday, June 30
Hong Kong
1/F Somptaeax Central 52-54 Wellington Street Central HK

As part of the tour promotion, MusicDish*China launched a crowdfunding campaign on Chinese social media sites weibo and douban in conjunction with the Hitweek China Festival being held in Beijing & Shanghai where groundbreaking superstar acts from Italy join forces with China's finest talent.

This is Medullary Paralysis' second tour through China. During the 2010 summer, the band introduced Chinese audiences to the Italian trio's indie industrial glam sound and love of purple latex.

"This industrial heads are the nuts. They manage to create something very interesting and more importantly something you can dance to!" Shanghai Stuff

"DJ Photon F*cking Torpedos drew our attention to this one. We don't normally profile bands, but we thought these guys deserve super props." China Radar

About The Medullary Paralysis
Fans will experience an out-of-body experience as they mix The Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson and Tears for Fears. They are working on our upcoming album, recorded in London, Ontario, Canada with Andre Doucette, studio engineer who participated on the last release by 30 Seconds to Mars titled "This Is War."

The Medullary Paralysis is not just a band but an idiosyncratic lifestyle. "We don't drink, we don't take drugs, we don't have sex, we feel compassion. We have a different vision about how to enjoy life, we repudiate mechanical sex, we hate victimism and we practice compassion.">

Review: Will Sheridan's Single "Blind"

Will Sheridan's single "Blind" from the newly released 18 track CD "Going In And Never Timid (G.I.A.N.T.), is a unique and refreshing fusion of new wave hip hop, pop, and techno. Sheridan made noise last year when he came out on live television which lead to his selection for an MTV panel on gay rights with the likes of Lt. Dan Choi and author Keith Boykin. "Blind" is a track that he obviously went into with his eyes wide open, bringing a freshness, funkiness, and originality to the song, which has an up tempo beat, and is perfect for cruising, the clubs, or just kicking back and relaxing. With a distinctive East coast style sound and synth horns doubling the bass line, there's a lot going on in this track. The alternate section has synth strings, with an almost classic bass line leading back to the hook. The ending breaks down to a capella with Sheridan's own background vocals. This is a very cool track, and one that music lovers of any genre can appreciate.

Ryan Jordan NEW SINGLE "BRAVE" May 21, 2012

The official press release announcing Ryan’s new single, “Brave” has been released. The inspiring yet catchy Kelly Clarkson-type track gives aspiring artists and dreamers alike something to sing about. “Brave” is available worldwide on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and Napster May 21, 2012, followed by the release of Ryan’s sophomore album due in July.

The album Brave is available on July 24. The single “a href="">Brave” is available for download May 21.

“I live my life in a picture frame, I give my all even if in vain, I feel like a ghost in a candy store, but I was made for so much more.” Ryan Jordan, 28, holds nothing back on his new single entitled “Brave” (2012) confessing the hardships of a working musician and living the American Dream. A mix of synthesized keys and electric guitar, Ryan combines his love for rock music with an undeniable beat that will leave listeners wanting for more. Working with engineer and rock producer Paul Schluter (Megatone Studios), it is clear that Ryan has more than just pop music waiting in his catalog.

“I wrote Brave at LAX airport while waiting for a flight,” says Jordan. He stated: “Professionally, I felt I had a long road ahead me. The music industry is not for the faint of heart and not many survive. There are times when you want to give up and cast your dreams to the wind. I decided to write “Brave” as a reminder that I can do anything I set my mind to. Failure is inevitable on the journey but never looking back is part of what makes a musician an artist.”
Twitter @Only1RyanJordan
Management: Ross Tonkin: ConcertHouse Music

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hard Rock Band SNEW Will Debut “Pull My Stinger”, The New Single From Their Highly Anticipated Forthcoming Album "WHAT’S IT TO YA" Recorded By Ken Scott (The BEATLES, BOWIE)

On Friday May 25, the hard rock band, SNEW will debut “Pull My Stinger”, the new single from their highly anticipated forthcoming album "WHAT’S IT TO YA" recorded by Ken Scott (The BEATLES, BOWIE) at ROCKLAHOMA Music Festival (

The album features legendary Willie Basse of the metal band, Black Sheep which was home to Rock's most influential players like Slash, Paul Gilbert, James Kottak, Randy Castillo, Mitch Perry during the infamous Hollywood Sunset Strip Era. SNEW will be performing the entire new album live with Basse and their set includes SNEW Classics, "We Do What We Want", "Feedback And Distortion" and "Snew You." SNEW has been acclaimed as a high energy party band that harkens back to a classic hard rock era, with favorable comparisons to AC/DC, Van Halen, Guns ‘n Roses, Def Leppard, & Cheap Trick.

The SNEW music single is available now on iTunes, with the highly anticipated music video of “Pull My Stinger” set to premiere on You Tube on 5-22-12.

SNEW will be joining an awesome line up of icons at the annual 3-day festival, including ROB ZOMBIE, CREED, SLASH, MEGADETH, QUEENSRYCHE, CHICKENFOOT and many more top artists. There will be a limited run, Special Edition of their new album available ONLY at Rocklahoma. (the official album street date is August 7)

SNEW frontman Curtis says, "This is our third album and with it we're bringing Rock back with our fist in the air. I got a lightning bolt stuck in my throat and I'm celebrating the classic rock n roll lifestyle with everything SNEW in 2012!"

SNEW , through all the wild rock antics also have a heart , while in Oklahoma for ROCKLAHOMA, Curtis and Willie Basse will also hit The Tulsa Foodbank, making canned goods donations and raising awareness to our national Hunger Epidemic through the non-profit corp,

For more information contact : INDIEPOWER at 818-505-1836

Mr. Big Guitarist Paul Gilbert Debuts "Next Generation" Interactive, Online Rock Guitar School

Online Guitar School Allows Students of All Ages and Ability Levels to Watch, Question, Respond, and Learn With Legendary Mr. Big/Racer X/G3Guitarist

ArtistWorks, the first collaborative global learning community comprised of master artists and ambitious amateurs, announces the May 23rd launch of the online, interactive Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert. Most noted as a member acclaimed Heavy Metal band Racer X, platinum-selling Hard Rock band Mr. Big and a recent member of the G3 guitar super tour, “guitar deity” Paul Gilbert’s distinctive playing has influenced and inspired an entire generation of guitar players across the globe. Gilbert’s new Rock Guitar School will feature a complete course of beginner-to-advanced guitar lessons – ranging from classic riffs and guitar licks to Paul’s signature blazing arpeggios and string skipping.

World-renowned guitarist Paul Gilbert, is one of Guitar World‘s “50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time and one of Guitar One Magazine‘s “Top 10 Fastest Shredders of All Time.”

“I know there are people out there who are hungry to learn the guitar, or just want to improve, or get back to playing,” says Gilbert. “But there are so many things that can keep you from it – lack of time, money or even access to great teachers – my Rock Guitar School really eliminates all of those barriers and lets me have a real conversation with people who are passionate about playing guitar.”

The Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert utilizes ArtistWorks’ patent-pending, breakout video technology to create a direct, personalized educational experience. Subscribing students view Gilbert’s lessons and submit video questions/performances directly to Gilbert via webcam or smart phone for critique and guidance. Gilbert then reviews and responds personally to each student with a personalized video response. This Video Exchange Learning™ Platform is available in the Rock Guitar School for all subscribing students to view and subsequently learn from Gilbert - and from watching each other – creating a “virtual classroom” with an ever-evolving curriculum.

ArtistWorks students study in a guided, self-paced environment that allows them to drive the learning process according to their schedule and access instructor guidance and feedback at their own pace. Multiple camera angles allow students to see lessons from alternate viewpoints so they may analyze techniques from different vantage points. In addition, students can slow lessons down, and loop lessons to allow them to break lessons down and focus on every detail.

The Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert is open to guitar players at all levels of proficiency. Subscription fees are reasonably priced at $90.00 for 3 months, $150.00 for 6 months and $240.00 for a 12-month subscription.

Founded in 2008 by former AOL executive David Butler, ArtistWorks, Inc is a Napa California-based technology and music education company that has created a proprietary, patent pending, online Video ExchangeTM interactive education platform which allows virtuoso musicians to “teach the world” by presenting their full method, technique or curriculum in HD video to subscribing students. Utilizing simple web cams, iPhones, iPads and more, students are able to submit videos through the site to the ArtistWorks’ instructors for individualized feedback and guidance – creating a two-way, individualized educational experience. ArtistWorks currently offers schools from such world-class, virtuoso artists as: guitarist Andreas Oberg; harmonica artist, Howard Levy; guitarist Martin Taylor; DJ Qbert; pianist Christie Peery; drummer Thomas Lang, drummer, Billy Cobham, percussionist Luis Conte as well as the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass with banjo player, Tony Trischka, double bassist Missy Raines, flat pick guitar player Bryan Sutton; dobro player Andy Hall; mandolin player Mike Marshall and fiddle player Darol Anger.

Go to now to be one of the first to be admitted to The Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Critically Acclaimed Acoustic/ World Guitarist Magic Brook Progressing On New Album

Having had 2 songs on the charts in the New Age/ Ambient / World Radio category and an album on the same charts for over 70 weeks, San Francisco based guitarist Magic Brook is currently tracking his next album with producer Winter (Brian Gore, Shay Black, Kymberly Jackson). The album is currently being tracked at B-Room Studios and mixed at EMB Studios in Oakland CA.

Magic Brook's professional equipped B-Room Studios recently went through an upgrade to increase the fidelity for the new album.
"B-room Studios meets a higher standard of acoustic excellence" states producer Winter. "Scratch recordings have been made for almost all the compositions in order to refine the work. To me it further shows off Brook's innovative technique while still retaining his great melodic sense and relying on his deep compositional skills."

"I have been very happy with the current progress of the tracking of the album up to this point" states Magic Brook. "The progression has been made easier by the new equipment we implemented to further what I am looking for in this next album"

Winter and Magic Brook share unique working relationship in that they know and have mutual respect for each others talents and how best to implement them. "As Brook is tracking we will periodically review his progress until he comes to my studio for mixing" explains Winter. "I advise Brook on mic and pre-amp choices and mic placement while Brook tracks to these specifications."

Magic Brook is well known for his alternative/ experimental finger-style acoustic guitar techniques such as the use of percussive slaps, tap guitar, split hands, and also includes techniques not usually associated with finger-style as Flamenco Rasgueados enlivening the 7 musical journeys in the collection. Formerly the guitarist for both Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, Magic Brook's critically acclaimed album "The Source: Two Hands One Guitar" (with Winter on board as the mixing engineer) charted at number 14 and remained in the top 60 category for over 30 consecutive weeks and over 78 weeks overall on the New Age/Ambient/World Radio Charts. The song "12 Long Years" (co-written with Bernie Gilbert) hit #2 on the Broadjam top ten in the Chicago Blues category, while iSound placed Brook's recordings into it's blues radio rotation.

The album to be titled later on is being planned for an early 2013 release.

For more information please go to

Angelina Lavo Performs "Jealous Girls" At Arena

Rising star and electronic dance sensation, Angelina Lavo, is set to perform at New York City's exclusive Arena as part of Boutique Artists Summer Fashion Week 2012. Angelina's performance will be part of the official event for the Latino Show Magazine May 2012 issue.

Angelina Lavo caught the attention of various music industry heavy weights including Omen (Producer for Usher, Lil Wayne, Drake and Ludacris) and Lu Diaz (Producer for Pitbull, DJ Khaled, Jason Mraz and J-Lo) and has collaborated with acts as musically diverse as Twista.

Her performance at Arena, NYC is but one of many scheduled for the next few months and part of Angelina Lavo's "Fall In Love (Tonight)" campaign - described by the artist as a campaign about "Promoting the importance of Love."

Angelina's single "Jealous Girls," is available on iTunes and is produced by Grammy-award winning music producer, Omen.

Listen to Jealous Girls on Itunes:

About Angelina Lavo
Angelina Lavo is a dance artist that combines live performance, modern choreography, style and sensuality into her art.

Born in Moscow, Angelina's grandmother put her in music school from a very young age where she played piano and crafted talents throughout her teenage years. In 2009, Angelina Lavo arrived in New York City to achieve her dream of becoming an internationally known name in one of the music capitals of the world.

To date, Angelina's industry support has paid off with her fan-base exploding and her videos becoming YouTube hits.

For more information on Angelina Lavo please visit:

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About Weerai Music Rights Management
Weerai Music is a boutique rights management company with a specialized roster of artists, performances, producers and writers with commercial success in the entertainment industry.

For more information on Weerai Music please visit:

Booking/Media Contact: Tony Hinds, Weerai Music, LLC - tonyh (at) weeraimusic (dot) com

Tony Adamo, Mike Clark And The Band In Manhattan

Legendary drummer Mike Clark of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, Woody Shaw, Wallace Roney, Joe Henderson,Chet Baker, Wayne Henderson, Tony Bennett has assembled some of New York's finest and hippest working jazz 'n' funk musicians for vocalist/hipspokenword artist Tony Adamo. Clark dug up these cats for Adamo's recordings and live shows.

Tim Ouimette - Trumpet/Trombone/Music Arranger (Ray Charles, Jon Lucien, Ben E. King, Ray Barretto and Mike Clark)

Benny Russell - Tenor Sax/Music Arranger (Manhattans, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Otis Rush, Four Tops, Mike Clark)

Jerry Z - Organ (Mike Clark, The Headhunters, Delbert McClinton, Hiram Bullock, John Scofield)

Marvin Horn - Guitar (Mike Clark, Elvin Jones, Jack McDuff, Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard)

Monday, May 21, 2012

CD 'Elegante' From Susan Palma-Nidel W/ Guests Branford Marsalis, Leo Amuedo, Chico Pinheiro, Cyro Baptista And More

Elegante, New Flute Music from South America, is a pioneering recording conceived and performed by Susan Palma Nidel the renowned flutist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Palma Nidel has appeared on more than 100 of recordings in her illustrious career, many as a soloist, mostly for Deutsche Grammophon (DGG) and her recording of the Mozart Flute Concertos has been listed by Gramaphon Magazine as the greatest rendering of the pieces of all time. Elegante is the debut solo recording for Ms. Palma Nidel as a leader, and is a foray into New World Music. Guest performers include Ivan Lins (vocals), Branford Marsalis (soprano and tenor Sax), Leo Amuedo, Chico Pinheiro, Quique Sinesi (guitar, violao), Edward Arron (cello), the Borromeo String Quartet, Nilson Matta (bass), Hector del Curto (bandoneon), and Cyro Baptista & Cafe (percussion). Elegante features compositions by Ivan Lins, Pablo Ziegler, Paquito d'Rivera, Heitor Villa Lobos, Agustin Barrios and Quique Sinesi. The recording is a cohesive, yet diverse journey through various musical genres from South America and the Caribbean including Brazilian MPB, Nuevo Tango and Cuban Son all performed expertly with a classical sensibility, a recording of rare beauty and virtuosity that will inspire listeners to cry, laugh and dance. Throughout her career Susan has enjoyed a variety of musical challenges and today is busier than ever taking on new projects. Her resume is one of a model citizen in the classical music world, too long to recite here, but some highlights are in order. Since 1980 Susan has been an esteemed flutist of the world renowned Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and is the principal flutist for the New York based American Composer's Orchestra and the Naumburg award-winning group Speculum Musicae. She has performed on the most prestigious stages all over the world both as a soloist and with Orpheus. She is a founding member of the North Country Chamber Players who perform in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where she resides every summer. Susan has premiere of works by Elliott Carter, Milton Babbitt, Steve Mackey and many other contemporary composers. She has always been infatuated by music from around the world, particularly the varied forms of Brazilian music and Tango. Since the late 1990s she has collaborated and performed with many renowned World Music and Jazz artists including Branford Marsalis, Pablo Ziegler, Hector del Curto, Cyro Baptista and Cafe who have inspired her to move in a new direction represented by Elegante. In addition to her musical prowess, Susan is an accomplished painter. The cover of Elegante is a photo of her miniature acrylic entitled Tango and other dance inspired works can be seen inside the CD booklet. A dedicated educator, Susan is on the faculty of Columbia and Montclair State Universities. She lives in New York City with her husband, the writer, wine aficionado, music producer and sometime lawyer Richard O. Nidel, and, as all her friends well know, she wears secrets in her hair.

Robert Lauri Announces His New Album “State Of Mind”

Robert Lauri is back with a new album to be released by the end of the summer: State of Mind. Robert Lauri takes us to a surreal world… the upshot of an international pooling of musical talents, Mitch Hiller and, of course, Robert Lauri. A dozen tracks in all! This is not the first time that Robert Lauri and Mitch Hiller have joined forces. These two friends of long standing decided to get together yet again to share their creativity and immense talent with us. Their combined talents have produced sheer magic. Very present, almost spellbinding, Robert Lauri’s voice is like a key that opens the door to an authentic and original world created by Mitch Hiller’s lyrics. The album moreover features sterling collaborative performances: three original duets that are bound to enchant us with the power of talented musicians. American jazz singer Diane Marino performs two duets with Robert Lauri, singing intense lyrics by Mitch Hiller. Two new powerful tracks bring together Diane Marino and Robert Lauri in a collaborative work between Paris and Nashville. Diane Marino and Robert Lauri sing in perfect harmony. The listener cannot but be overwhelmed by their strong, captivating voices. Mitch Hiller’s hard-hitting text enhances the mystery of their performance even more. In another original duet, Robert Lauri and Mitch Hiller enchant us with the exceptional color of their voices. The album unveils a brand new world of melodies, entrancing musical arrangements and interpretations that have the power to touch our hearts. Mitch Hiller, a Londoner, has for many years deployed a wide range of talents in various collaborative works and productions that have always been successful. And that is not all. The album hits a cord also thanks to the flawless communication between Frank Marino on bass, Pierre Chereze on guitar and Diane Marino on piano in the duet with Robert entitled In My Mind. The twelve tracks provide a range of different moods, mixing country, country-rock, Euro pop, and country pop to cite but a few. The musical accompaniment is dazzling and the passion becomes increasingly contagious with each number we listen to. The wealth of Robert Lauri’s musical creativity is characteristic of this musician and his openness to the world. He stimulates the association of different musical genres to offer us unique, always harmonious moods. In sum, it could be said that Robert is a visionary melodist unlike any other. Each of his musical moods bears his “stamp.” Driven by a magical inspiration, Robert Lauri creates and produces without respite at an exponential pace. Robert Lauri will share the songs in première with friends and fans on his Facebook page and You Tube channel. “Oh No” is a single from the new album now available on the main download stores. Contact Media Enquiries : Linda Vranken