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Together Tomorrow

Together Tomorrow

It takes a considerable amount of time and effort to make it as a band in a small music scene. A band has to win over fans, conquered talent buyers at local venues, and strive to succeed at self-promotion. Because of the hard work, many local acts will disappear just as quickly as they hit the local market.

A local band that I feel that has a lot of promise to succeed and go far, is Together Tomorrow. With an album release already underway, Together Tomorrow started on the right track and they continue to improve as to further succeed as a band.

Together Tomorrow only consists of three members; Jesse Duncan on vocals, Masson Holland on drums, and Marcus Trebotich on bass. They have played a few shows in the local area and just recently places second place in a battle of the bands at Club La Villa in Panama City in which their performance will be featured on Panama City’s Got Talent at 9pm Saturday, November 1st.

Together Tomorrow recored a ten song album with well renowned producer, Mark Black . As Quick As You Can, is set to be released sometime this November. Their myspace sites states, “If you find yourself in a musical search for honest lyrics, moving melodies, and energetic live shows, you won’t have to look anymore once you have been turned on to the “power house trio” Together Tomorrow.” This statement pretty much sums them up.

Together Tomorrow just posted up their song, “If You Fail” on their myspace site. Go give it a listen, add them as a friend, and leave them some comments.

Together Tomorrow will be performing this Saturday at Nate’s Sports Bar and Grill in Gulfport will local ska heroes Stereohype. If you don’t have any plans, I’d make some now and check out these two amazing local talents.

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I’ve been lazy for quite some time now. It’s inherent in all of us. I finally decided to upload some long overdue pictures yesterday. I still have several more recent shows to upload as well. Anyway, check them out.

Falls From Grace – Uncrowned

Yeah, I’m way behind on uploading pictures. Anyway, here are some pictures of Falls From Grace and Uncrowned at Thunders Tavern on 4/5/08. Check them out.

http://messageboard.gulfcoastbands.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=620

Ko-lija at Sweet’s Lounge in Ocean Springs, MS

This was a great show by Matt and the gang. I also saw my first ever chicken shit contest this day. Sweet’s Lounge in Ocean Springs had some great cool people and some amazing crawfish this day. Check out the pics at the link below.

http://messageboard.gulfcoastbands.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=621

Gina Turner and Anthony Ainsworth at the Julep Room

Here are some pictures I took at the Julep Room at the beginning of this month. I had the pleasure of watching Gina Turner and Anthony Ainsworth perform this night. Andrea Rodgers even stopped by to celebrate her birthday so I had to snap a few shots.

Check out the pictures. It was a great night.

http://messageboard.gulfcoastbands.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=622

Adrenaline Tattoo Grand Opening

Here are some pictures of 13th Hour, CastorTroy, Stereohype, Aura at the Adrenaline Tattoo grand opening in Gulfport earlier this month. It was a great all ages show with a decent turn out. Hopefully, they will do this at least once a quarter there.

http://messageboard.gulfcoastbands.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=623

Brian Powers vs. The World at the Julep Room

Oh what a night, this was one badass Monday night at the Julep Room. I was playing around taking some pics of the band and cool Ocean Springs people having fun. Check out the pics, you may see someone you know.

http://messageboard.gulfcoastbands.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=624

Mutheroux at the Julep Room

Check out these great pics of Mutheroux at the Julep Room from a couple weeks ago. It was another great night of sweet music, cold beer, and great people at the Julep Room.

http://messageboard.gulfcoastbands.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=625

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Calling All Songwriters, The New York Songwriters Circle Wants You!

New York, NY – The September 30th deadline for submissions to the New York Songwriters’ Circle’s (NYSC) annual Songwriting Contest is quickly approaching. For over 18 years such notable artists as Vanessa Carlton, Norah Jones, Gavin DeGraw, Jesse Harris, Lisa Loeb, Charlotte Sometimes, Avril Lavigne, John Oates and Chris Barron (of the Spin Doctors) have all been a part of this legendary circle. This year’s grand prize winner will take home over $15,000 in cash and prizes, including a performance spot at the world renowned Madison Square Garden, The Live Nation ­ Jones Beach Concert Series, recording sessions with Grammy award winning producer Glenn Barett and so much more. The contest winner will also be featured on Jonathan Clarke’s highly rated “Out of the Box” radio show on New York’s most popular classic Rock station, Q104.3. For the first time ever, the NYSC will present two additional awards at the contest finale, an International award to an outstanding songwriter from anywhere outside the US, and a Young Writer award, for songwriters ages 8 to 18.

The New York Songwriters Circle contest annually gives performers the rare opportunity to perform their music live in front of top music industry professionals and excited music fans as part of the New York Songwriters Circle’s ongoing showcases series in Philadelphia (at World Café Live), Boston (at Johnny D’s in Somerville), and the legendary Bitter End in New York’s Greenwich Village. Past contest winners include Kate Voegele, (currently starring in the hit TV Show “One Tree Hill”) and “Company of Thieves,” (recently featured as a breaking artist on Billboard Magazine).

The Live Finale events on November 5th and 6th at the Bitter End in New York will spotlight the twelve contest finalists and include rare special guest appearances by Grammy Award winning Singer/Songwriter Marc Cohn and Indie music sensation Dave Barnes. Aside from his own impressive music catalog, Marc Cohn has worked with such notable artists as Tracy Chapman, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Shawn Colvin and many more. Currently, Dave Barnes is touring with “Los Lonely Boys” and has achieved both critical and commercial success as an indie recording artist.

The panel of judges includes Grammy-Award winning producer Russ Titelman, 785 Records/Publishing and Denise Rich Songs President Mark Eichner, Rolling Stone and New York Magazine contributor and author John Colapinto and many more. Sponsors include 785 Records, Denise Rich Songs, Ascap, Bmi, Sesac, MorningStar Studios, Broadjam.com, SongU.com, Dubway Studios and Sam Ash Music.

For more information and to submit your music please visit http://www.songwriters-circle.com

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Hot Topic, Inc. announced the launch of ShockHound ( www.shockhound.com), the one-stop, genre-spanning music site loaded with millions of MP3s, a vast selection of band merchandise, the latest music videos, and exclusive editorial content.

At launch, ShockHound will offer millions of MP3s and merchandise featuring artists from the major record labels Universal Music Group (UMG), Sony BMG, Warner Music Group and EMI Music, as well as independent labels. In addition, artists will be able to upload and sell their music directly to users — for emerging artists, ShockHound will provide a unique way of reaching out directly to listeners and fans that extends beyond social networking sites.

“Our goal was to create an authentic, online experience of music discovery,” says Betsy McLaughlin, CEO of Hot Topic, Inc. “A place where fellow music lovers can come together and explore, share their likes and dislikes, read the latest music news and enjoy exclusive content on their favorite artists.”

ShockHound boasts top editorial talent led by editor-in-chief Randy Bookasta, former editor-in-chief at Ray Gun, a groundbreaking alternative rock publication; managing editor Dan Epstein hails from Revolver, a leading hard rock and heavy metal magazine. Content at launch will include reviews, music news, interviews, original programming and music videos. ShockHound encourages its members to be an integral part of the experience, offering users the opportunity to join in the never-ending musical dialogue via user reviews, comment sections and personalized user pages.

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Musical-instrument and sound-equipment maker Peavey Electronics and Guitar World magazine have paired with hard rockers Black Stone Cherry to present an exclusive web concert this Halloween!

To view the concert and enter the contest, please follow this URL on October 31 and all Halloween weekend! Viewers can also register to win a new Peavey Vypyr™ 15 modeling guitar amplifier signed by the band. No purchase necessary. http://www.peavey.com/blackstonecherry/index.cfm

Black Stone Cherry’s latest release, Folklore & Superstition, expands on the Kentucky-bred band’s riff-heavy style with Southern rock flavor. The Peavey endorsers are currently using 6505® and Triple XXX® Series guitar amplifiers, Tour™ Series bass amplifiers and Zodiac™ Series bass guitars.

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If you’re a metal drummer upset that there isn’t a competition for you to win, stop worrying. Sick Drummer magazine is starting an online contest called The Blast-Off Drum Competition. Metal drummers can upload a three-minute (or less) video of their best solo performance. Entries will then be judged by rockers like former Malevolent Creation’s Dave Culross. Two winners will be selected and they won’t only get a mention in the January issue of the magazine, but they’ll also take home a set of bass-drum pedals. A pair of second-place winners will pocket a gift pack from Hudson Music. Head to SickDrummerMagazine.com for more details.

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The Break Contest for The Bamboozle 2009 is officially here. If you are a smaller band and would like to play either the west or the east coast festival, now is your chance. Submissions are being accepted.
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Not much news to report here on the gcb front so I brought you this.
Download the new Minus the Bear song “Guns & Ammo” for free right here.
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