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Co-founded in 1978 by Chris Cutler, London-based ReR Megacorp remains a musician-led independent label after almost 40 years. Blithely disregarding market wisdom, it continues to release titles across a wide spectrum of genres.
ReR is home to cult bands This Heat, Henry Cow, Faust, Art Bears, The Necks...
LEWIS IS THE NEW BLACK 10/13/2006
Lewis Black, familiar to many through his eight years with The Daily Show and multiple HBO specials, is taking his caustic comedy on the road this fall. Plumbing the dark idiosyncrasies of American culture and politics, Black functions as a steam valve for those bewildered by the shadowy underpinnings of current events, dredging up slivers of humor from the grimmest of circumstances. Also in the wings is the release of his stand-up DVD Red, White & Screwed and a role alongside Robin Williams in Man of the Year. Directed by Barry Levinson (Wag the Dog, Rain Man),... More >
ROY OWENS JR. 10/13/2006
In a recent Village Voice piece, Chris Ott waxes philosophical about the liability of straight-forward rocking in our high-falutin’ times. His example is none other than Roy Owens Jr., who with a pronounceable moniker and lack of murky pretension can’t seem to catch a break. Ott asks: How can you pitch a rock band that aren’t obnoxious, that don't think they're clever, that don't pout, or preen, or sneer?
While others struggle with this question, Roy Owens Jr. do what they do best, bringing their classic no-frills rock to the Voice’s home turf of New York City... More >
PROFILIN': ROD LEE IN THE PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY 10/10/2006
In addition to shows in NYC, Philly and Bmore with supernova Spank Rock & posse, Lee is set to drop the re-release of his seminal mix Vol. 2: Operation Not Done Yet, available nationally for the first time.
In the meantime, check out Lee's profile from the latest Philadelphia Weekly:
Age: Over 21.
Background: The undisputed godfather of Baltimore club.
On the recent globalization of the B-more club sound: When you've been doing it for a while, it kind of pans out to where you're just thankful for what you've got. You try to... More >
THE ORANGES BAND GETS BUSY 10/09/2006
We cribbed this from the latest Oranges Band newsletter:
If you don't catch the exclusive "Jenny I'm Sneaking Out" track on air at WTMD 89.7 in Baltimore, you can still download it here.
The Band will soon be in the studio recording their new album, tentatively titled Wack Tracks from Planet Monkey, but in the meantime you can catch them on an autumnal east coast tour, including the closeout show, with Payola Reserve, for the WTMD sponsored 1st Thursdays in the Park series, in Mount Vernon. Check their myspace page for updates as they promise more shows... More >
BANG! BANG! MIXING 4TH CD @ ELECTRICAL 10/06/2006
Bang! Bang! Mixing 2nd Full Length at Electrical This Week
Bang! Bang! finished up overdubs at Nick's house last week and they are currently working at Electrical Audio to finish up mixing their new CD. They're very excited about what's happening here and want to thank everyone who came to see them preview their new songs on September 27th show at The Abbey Pub in Chicago. Jack Flash said "playing with You Say Party! We Say Die! was a real treat. They're a fantastic band and fantastic people".
In other news, the band has pushed back their European tour to... More >