Archive for September, 2008

Derek Grant, drummer of Alkaline Trio, has released a free solo album as The Reaper. Another great free download.

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A Message From The Chairman of the Gautier Mullet & Music Festival
The 18th Annual Gautier Mullet & Music Fest

Free Admission
NEW! Free Park n Ride from Singing River Mall to the Festival (Hwy 90 west parking lot)
Shuttles are sponsored entirely by V. T.
Halter Marine

2008 Festival Dates: Sat Oct 18th 11am – 6pm & Sun Oct 19th 11am – 4pm
Location: Under the Oaks on The Old Place Estate on the bank of the singing River
at Highway 90 in Gautier Mississippi.

We offer great shopping for unique hand crafted items and delicious Gulf coast food. Learn about the Gulf Coast in our “hands on” Heritage & Education area. Kids will have a blast in the FREE Kids area. Enter our famous Mullet toss Contest – you’ve definitely gotta see how far you can throw a mullet! There is a Car & Motorcycle Show on Saturday. Bring your folding chairs and your dancing shoes – there are 2 entertainment stages to keep your toes tapping.
There is fun for ALL ages at the Gautier Mullet & Music Fest!!! There were over 30,000 attendees last year, won’t you come and join the fun in 2008?

The Gautier Mullet & Music Fest has become a Gulf Coast Region festival. We promote our music festival regionally and draw attendees from along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, from Memphis, and from along the I-10 corridor through Northwest Florida, Alabama and Louisiana. Each year our festival has grown tremendously. Over 30,000 folks enjoyed the music while attending last year’s traditional one day festival. This year we have expanded the festival to two days.

The focal point of our 2008 Gautier Mullet & Music Fest is our Major Entertainment Stage featuring many popular live bands ( Before Nine and Castor Troy ) for attendees to enjoy. We also have out community Entertainment Stage which features local bands playing to gain exposure on the coast, as well as, coast school and community entertainment groups. The Heritage & Educational Area will highlight a variety of Historical, Wildlife, ecological and Fisheries Exhibits, as well as Community Goodwill and Health & Safety Exhibits. The Heritage & educational Area will also showcase local craftsmen given live demonstrations of their craft. The Gautier Mullet & Music Fest will host a Car & Motorcycle Show, out famous Mullet Toss contest – yes we throw a fish!, an Arts and Crafts Show, dog exhibitions and a variety of other entertaining activities. This year we will continue our festival’s new tradition of hosting a FREE Kid’s Area sponsored by Northrop Grumman.
This year’s Northrop Grumman FREE Kid’s Area will feature a giant “Pirates of the Caribbean” blow-up multi-activity ride, a giant double slide, a Velcro wall, a blow-up boxing ring, several blow-up jump centers, FREE Train rides around the festival grounds and more!

Anna Simpson
Gautier Mullet & Music Fest Chairman

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Hey Monday has made their song “Homecoming” available for download. The band’s debut album, Hold On Tight, hits stores October 7th.

Geez, another band giving away a free download!

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Download “Die Tonight Live Forever,” a new song by Innerpartysystem, here.

I wish more bands would offer their fans a free download of their music. I’m a free song whore.

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It’s time to get fed at the Shed this Saturday!

The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint, Ocean Springs, Ms is preparing for the largest turnout yet at the 5th Ever ShedHed Blues Festival on Saturday, September 20th. To celebrate its fifth year, The Shed has added a second stage for acoustic performances. Other artists appearing at the Festival this year will be Walter Wolfman Washington, Ernest Guitar Roy, Jimbo Mathus Knock Down South, Lisa Mills Walter Waiters, Rochelle Harper, Roster Blues and 3 Karat Diamond winner of the from Shed to Chedigny blues challenge.

The legendary Kenny Wayne Shepherd will headline the Festival. Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a four time Grammy nominated, platinum selling artist with four No. 1 blues albums to his credit, including Billboard Magazine’s # 1 Blues Album of 2007, a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles, two Billboard Music Awards, two Orville H. Gibson Awards, the Blues Foundation’s Keeping The Blues Alive Award, and a Blues Music Award. Blues enthusiasts will certainly take great pleasure in the performace of Double Trouble’s Chris “Whipper” Layton appearing with Shepherd.

The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint is an award winning BBQ restaurant and music venue. The Shed is known for its “Down Home Southern BBQ” and its eclectic taste for live Blues on Friday and Saturday nights. The Shed won two first place trophies at the world championship of BBQ at Memphis in May 2008 and were voted Best Pork Sandwich in America 2001 by the National BBQ News Magazine. For the non BBQ lovers there will be other types of food available such as Fried fish, hamburgers with all the fixings, etc.

The 5th Ever ShedHed Blues Festival brought to you by Miller Lite, Harley Davidson of Gulfport, Clear Channel Radio Group. Tickets are $25.00 for the all day event and are on Sale now at the Shed and at the door. There will be on site parking for motorcycles and offsite parking for cars with a bus running continuously to and from The Shed. As always at The Shed children are welcome. Children under 10 are free. Bring your lawn chairs and wear your festival garb. No coolers allowed. Rain or Shine. Gates open at 2 O’clock continuous music until 11.

The 5th Ever ShedHed Blues Festival
September 20th, 2008
The Original Shed BBQ & Blues Joint
Hwy 57 North 1,000 yards
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39565
228-875-8577 Shed Office
228-324-7311 Marketing

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Punisher:War Zone

Punisher:War Zone

A new contest has started for all unsigned artists to have a chance to get one of their songs in the movie, Punisher: War Zone.

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The band Aura from Ocean Springs, MS has posted a ‘Life From The Top’ to their myspace. Aura consists of former members from Joshua Sun and Tyler formerly of Subsist. You can catch their first show this Wednesday night at Thunder’s Tavern in Pascagoula, MS. They will be opening for Midnight to Twelve and Egypt Central.

The differences between Aura and Joshua Sun are not that drastic. You have both Chris’s on guitar and Jake is still on bass guitar. Dean, the former singer of Joshua Sun, is now on drums and backup vocals. Tyler is now the new front man of the band. A new face and a new sound, let’s hope this is a winning combination.

I am a fan of both Joshua Sun and Subsist. Tyler wrote the greatest lyrics in the world. When the chorus of your song is, “I scream, you scream, we all screm for ice cream”, you know you have hit on your hands. I look forward to hearing more songs from this band. Hopefully Aura won’t be plagued by the problems that resided in Joshua Sun. I hope they will actually work together and try to be successful instead of sitting in the slow lane and watching everything pass them by.

Check them out here and listen to ‘Life From The Top’.

Aura

Aura

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Headlines 5th ever Shedhed Blues Festival

Renowned blues/rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd is heading back to his southern roots. On September 20, 2008 Kenny Wayne will headline the 5th annual Shedhed Blues Festival in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

The 5th ever Shedhed Blues Festival will take place at the award winning Shed BBQ and Blues Joint, 7501 Highway 57, Ocean Springs, MS. Tickets will be $25.00 and will go on sale on August 10, 2008 at The Shed.

To celebrate its fifth year, The Shed has added a second stage for acoustic performances.

Other artists appearing at the Festival this year will be Walter Wolfman Washington, Ernest Guitar Roy, Jimbo Mathus Knock Down South, Lisa Mills and many more.

About the festival Shepherd said, “I’m really looking forward to the show, seeing some great blues artists and trying some of that award winning BBQ.”

Prior Festivals have included Big Joe Turner, The North Mississippi Allstars, Bobby Rush, James Blood Ulmer, Coco Robicheaux, The Burnside Family, T Model Ford, Grayson Capps, and Kipori “Babywolf” Woods.

About Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a four time Grammy nominated, platinum selling artist with four No. 1 blues albums to his credit, including Billboard Magazine’s # 1 Blues Album of 2007, a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles, two Billboard Music Awards, two Orville H. Gibson Awards, the Blues Foundation’s Keeping The Blues Alive Award, and a Blues Music Award.

About The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint:

The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint is an award winning BBQ restaurant and music venue. The Shed is known for its “Down Home Southern BBQ” and its eclectic taste for live Blues on Friday and Saturday nights. The Shed won two first place trophies at the world championship of BBQ at Memphis in May 2008 and were voted Best Pork Sandwich in America 2001 by the National BBQ News Magazine.

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Are you a music downloading ninja? Do you download a mp3 and hide from the RIAA in your closet wielding your sai’s and throwing stars to fend the bad men away? Well, the guys over at download squad have come up with a list of 35 sites that offer free download of music.

Just an idea, but some of the sites include Stereogum, Garageband, and iLike.

Do you have any other sites that you can add to this list? Come on, share that free stuff as I am a free stuff loving whore.

I also want to mention that no ninja turtles were hurt in the writing of this article.

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BLACK LIGHT BURNS mainman/ex-LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland has issued the following update:

“I know I talk a lot, but we [BLACK LIGHT BURNS] HAVE delivered a debut album and a covers record and a DVD to you since June of 2007, circled the U.S. three times (sorry Europe and Japan, etc. BLB not coming over there is due to how expensive it is, not how much we want to come over. If it was up to us, we’d be on tour everywhere on earth all the time, although, they are switching on the Large Hadron Collider tomorrow and we MAY be swallowed by a black hole. Anyways, not our fault. When there’s a big enough demand for us, we’ll be there with bells on. If any of you reading this are promoters who want to make this happen, send us mail and we’ll discuss.) and are going out commando-style (no tour support) with COMBICHRIST at the top of ’09. So, when I say what I’m about to say, I want you to know that I mean it. We’re mixing our record and it floors everything we’ve done up to this point. We might as well have not even made a record before this. I’m so happy, you have no idea. You ain’t seen nothin yet. Not a thing, (or as they say in ‘A Christmas Story’: Not a finger!).”

BLACK LIGHT BURNS recently released “Cover Your Heart and The Anvil Pants Odyssey”, a combination CD and DVD package on I Am: Wolfpack/YMA Music Group. Packed with reinterpreted songs of bands including DURAN DURAN (“Hungry Like the Wolf”), THE JESUS LIZARD (“The Art of Self Defense”), SISTERS OF MERCY (“Lucretia My Reflection”) and PJ HARVEY (“Rid of Me”), “Cover Your Heart” is a deconstruction and reconstruction of music that the band has loved and appreciated.

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Gina Turner

Gina Turner

The infamous Gina Turner has posted her video to “Birds of a Feather” on youtube. I have to say that I have been a huge stalker of Gina for several years now. Ever since I first met her at the Julep Room, I have been mystified by her transpiring performances. Her lyrics are deep and captivating, plus her smart ass comments make me feel warm inside like a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup when you are sick on a cold winter’s day.

I actually started an interview with Gina three years ago that I swear one day she and I will finish. I’ll share one question that we had:

GCB: Do you think there is an ambient or atmospheric quality to your music?

Gina Turner: My music is all about atmosphere. I try very hard to alter my listeners’ sense of awareness when I perform. It’s really cool to feel the vibe in the room sync up to the mood of the music.

The infamous Gina Turner will be performing at the Julep Room in Ocean Springs on Friday, September 26. I highly suggest you make it out and catch her is beautiful and intriguing performance. The show should start around 10pm. So go there early, and request that she plays “The Wheels on the Bus”. You won’t be disappointed.

Check out the video to “Birds of a Feather”

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Amazon MP3 is giving away a free EP from Matt Wertz.  Check it out.  I like free stuff. 
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