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The White Trash Bash is upon us. This Saturday, August 1st at the Diberville Civic Center there will be an all ages show of epic proportions. Cenico Music Incorporated has brought together some of the coast’s best rock acts to one location. Jane Doe’s Dead, Aura, Falls From Grace, Dark Horizon, and Poltern Kinder will be there and so should you.

Admission is $10 and the doors open at 5pm with the show starting at 6pm. You can purchase a ticket with any band before the show, or you can pay at the door. For more information, please check out their website http://www.whitetrashbash.info.

While you are there, buy me a beer and tell me happy birthday. We’ll rock out and make fun of Redcap together.

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The Absence and Ultimate-Guitar.com announce their guest guitar shred-off contest. The Absence is gearing up to record their third full-length. The band is known for their catchy guitar melodies and soaring solos, as well as involving their fans in their music as much as possible. They’re taking things a step further this time around and want to know: do you think you have what it takes to play a guitar solo on The Absence’s new album? They’re giving one lucky guitar shredder an opportunity to play a solo on a new track. presented by Ultimate-Guitar.com, got to www. ultimate-guitar.com/contests/absence_contest.htm to check out all of the details.

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In order to succeed as a band, promotion is essential. Music Saves Lives is offering bands a chance at reaching thousands of fans nationwide, saving lives along the way.

“Bands Save Lives” is a unique fundraising effort of MSL that gives bands the ability to do just this. Running from June 1st through November 15th, 2009, “Bands Save Lives” asks you, the musicians, to employ your talent and lead supporters in saving lives. We ask that each band contribute a minimum of $2,000, and in return, we offer you promotional benefits which include the following:

-Top contributing artist will receive: $250 shopping spree from Ernie Ball, 20 cases of Monster Energy Drink, a dedicated email with band info to industry professionals among other things.
-One song from 12 qualifying bands will be placed on a download card compilation. Up to 3 National Artist’s songs will be added and 10,000 download cards will be distributed on a national 2010 spring tour.
-A full page add will be placed in a national magazine in the spring of 2010 promoting the entire program series with the bands name, image and contact info.
-Information promoting bands will be displayed on the MSL Twitter, Kyte TV, Myspace and Facebook accounts.

Don’t miss this opportunity to reach thousands of new fans across the nation and save lives. “Bands Save Lives” can propel your music careers into the hands of fans across the nation. Will your band help with our life saving efforts? If you want access to this invaluable cause, contact us right away. Get your band’s name out there now, save lives, this is your chance!

If interested or if you need more details, email Jamesj@musicsaveslives.com

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Download Fly Upright Kite’s song, “Lay Still,” right here. Weightless is available for purchase now.

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Read about it here from Billboard.

That’s about to change. Later this year, MTV plans to launch a groundbreaking initiative called the Rock Band Network that will enable any artist-unsigned emerging act, indie cult fave or major-label superstar-to submit songs for possible inclusion in the game.

The Rock Band Network recently started a closed beta trial, which MTV expects to expand to a public beta test in August. The company hopes to open the Rock Band Network store before year’s end. Songs available through the new store, which will remain separate from the existing “Rock Band” store, will be initially available for download to users of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 game console. MTV expects to eventually make the popular tracks available for use on the Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii game systems.

“We’ve figured out how to make it so anybody who owns and controls masters and publishing can put music into ["Rock Band"] at their own pace,” says MTV Games senior VP of electronic games and music Paul DeGooyer. “We’re talking about a set of serious professional tools to allow people on the front line of writing and recording songs to completely control their destiny with respect to interactive products and then giving them direct access to the download store.”

Wow, maybe we will get some awesome tracks from the plethora of amazing bands that we have on the gulf coast. I hope to rock out to Aura aka Joshua Sun with a little 13th Hour in the near future.

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Swedish metallers In Flames will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in September. Support on the trek will come from Between the Buried and Me, 3 Inches of Blood, and The Faceless. They will be playing the Hose of Blues on Sept 27th.

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