Jul 12: Quebec City, QUE - Quebec City Festival
Jul 13: Toronto, ONT - Molson Amphitheatre
Jul 15: Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
Jul 16: Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium & Star Pavilion
Jul 18: Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
Jul 19: Detroit, MI - Freedom Hill
Jul 22: Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul 23: Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
Jul 25: Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Event Center
Jul 26: Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jul 28: Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul 29: Baltimore, MD - Pier 6 Pavilion
Jul 31: Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
Ag 01: Miami, FL - Hard Rock Live Arena
Ag 02: Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
Ag 04: Atlanta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
Ag 06: Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
Ag 08: Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Ag 09: Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
Ag 11: Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Ag 14: Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place
Ag 15: Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater at Qwest Field Events Center
Ag 19: Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
Ag 20: Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
Ag 22: Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre Take care
Metal Mind Productions have signed Polish art-rock band Believe. The band, created by guitarist Mirek Gil, should be known already by fans of Collage and Satellite. For his new band he recruited former Satellite bassist Przemas Zawadzki, Tomek Rozycki (vocals, guitars), Adam Milosz (keyboards), Wlodek Tafel (drums) and Satomi (violin). Metal Mind Productions will release a follow-up to Believe’s debut album “Hope to See Another Day” on 19th May 2008 in Europe and 10th June 2008 in USA. Believe's second full-length album entitled "Yesterday Is a Friend" features nine stories about love, happiness, freedom, truth, faith.
Metal Mind Records presents the first live DVD release of Oliver Wakeman (the oldest son of Rick Wakeman). "Coming To Town – Live in Katowice" DVD is a mixture of neo progressive and symphonic rock. The show was filmed at an atmospheric venue of Wyspia?ski Theater in Poland. The band performed in the following line-up: Oliver Wakeman (keyboards, piano), Paul Manzi (vocals), David Mark Pearce (guitar), Paul Brown (bass) and Dave Wagstaffe (drums, of Landmarq). The DVD is also available in a limited swing case edition, including a bonus audio CD with songs recorded during the gig at the theater. The DVD will be available on 5th May 2008 in Europe and 10th June 2008 in USA (via MVD).
PS Oliver will take the position of the keyboardist in Yes’s forthcoming world-wide tour.
The Nova Project will headline the international music festival, Nuits de Hautcombe, which will be held on August 9-10 at the Abbey Hautcombe near Lyon,
France. Additional European tour dates will include France, Belgium and Germany. The Nova Project is an avant-garde “classical prog” ensemble featuring Anthony Glise (guitars, vocals), Jason Riley (guitars), James Kew (electric cello) and Nick Baker (percussion).
Par Lindh Project’s DVD ”Live in Poland” will be released by Metal Mind Records on April 21 in Europe and May 13 in USA (via MVD). The DVD presents the footage from the band’s performance at Wyspia?ski Theater in Poland. The DVD will also be available in a special DVD+CD limited swing case edition with a CD with audio material recorded at the show.
The Gourishankar is looking for a dedicated singer. If you are really talented or know someone who’s able to perform with passion and heart with the band, please contact usher at gourishankar.com or agranson at gourishankar.com.
is looking for a dedicated singer. If you are really talented or know someone who’s able to perform with passion and heart with the band, please contact usher at gourishankar.com or agranson at gourishankar.com.
The Claudia Quartet:
April 7 - Irons Recital Hall, University of Texas, Arlington, TX
April 8 - The Syndicate, University Union, Denton, TX
April 9 - Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin, TX
April 10 - Trunk Space, NW Grand Ave, Phoenix, AZ
April 11 - Erickson Hall, UCSD Music Department, Gilman Dr. La Jolla, CA (free)
April 12 - The Stone, Avenue C and 2nd Street - NYC, NY
May 4 - Kava Lounge, 2812 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
May 31 - UC Irvine Chamber Series, Winifred Smith Hall, UC Irvine
Forgas Band Phenomena:
May 17 - Jazz Club. Auxerre, France
April 11/12 - Tel Aviv , Israel
April 17 - Rome, Italy
April 18 - Florence, Italy
April 19 - Gorizia, Italy
April 22 - Pescara, Italy
April 24 - Le Triton, Paris, France
April 25 - Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium
Richard Leo Johnson:
June 7 - Ships of the Sea Museum, Savannah,GA
Mats / Morgan Band:
May 29 - l'Oreille qui Traine, Rouen, France
May 30 – Tristonales, Le Triton, Les Lilas, Paris, France
May 31 - Festival Toto N'aime pas la Soupe, St Etienne, France
Phil Miller & In Cahoots:
June 3 - Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium
June 4 - Le Triton, Les Lilas, Paris, France
April 16 - Black Note, Valencia, Spain
April 17 - El Varadero de Gandia, Gandia, Spain
April 18 – Teula, Albalat de la Ribera, Spain
April 19 - DuB Club, Valencia, Spain
April 20 - Foro d’Alzira, Alzira, Spain
Radio Massacre International:
June 22 - NEARFest - Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem, PA
Wadada Leo Smith:
April 24 - Workshop at Sydney Conservatory, Sydney, Australia
April 25- Workshop at Wollongong, Australia
April 26 - SIMA - Sydney, Australia
April 27 - Bennett’s Lane - Melbourne, Australia
April 29 - NMIT College - Melbourne, Australia
June 13 - Vision Festival - New York City, NY
October - Skopje Jazz Festival - Macedonia
September 14 – FMPM, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
April 7 - Bratislava Dom kultury Ruzinov - Slovak Republic
April 8 - Zilina Stanica - Slovak Republic
April 9 - Nachtasyl - Wien, Austria
April 10 - Vitorio Venetto Spazio Mavv - Italy
April 11 - Schio Centro Stabile di Cultura - Italy
April 12 - Meldola Area Sismica - Italy
IQ has had to postpone their gig at The Met on April 19 due to illness of Peter Nicholls. The IQ concert at the Met in Bury on 19th April has been postponed due to illness. Peter Nicholls was rushed into hospital on Sunday with pneumonia. He's responding well to treatment, but due to the nature of the illness he'll need a significant amount of time to recuperate. As a result, all band activity involving Peter in the near future is put on hold. Tickets already purchased for the Bury concert will still be valid for the new date, or alternatively a refund is available upon request.
Danish band TinKicker has finished their debut recording "The Soliloquy of the Transparent Boy". The musicians call their style "Pink Sabbath", according to their sources of inspiration, Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath. The CD will most likely be released via the Russian label MALS, in May.
The new Fernwood CD ”Almeria” is now available at Djam Karet’s website. Fernwood is an all-acoustic instrumental group. Gayle Ellett (Djam Karet) and Todd Montgomery create contemporary acoustic music with a strong cinematic and pan-cultural feel, featuring the frail and haunting sounds of Greek & Irish bouzouki, sitar, Chinese ruan, mandolin, harmonium, acoustic guitar, Moroccan oud, gobijen, bulbul tarang, dotara, upright bass and other instruments.
Ukab Maerb is currently recording music for their first CD due for release later this summer in 2008. Djam Karet’s Chuck Oken jr. and Gayle Ellett play a wide array of analog and digital synths, guitar effects, sound processors, and percussion, creating ambient and dreamy spaces in the style of electronic music.
On Moday, 17th March, progressive rock band Osada Vida went back to the studio to record a follow-up to their debut album “Three Seats behind a Triangle". The new CD is entitled "The Body Parts Party" and will be released by Metal Mind Records on June 16 in Europe and July 8 in USA (via MVD). The album will be available in two editions: as a standard jewel case CD and as a digipak with bonus tracks.
Jaugernaut, from Olympia, Washington, began as a semi-progressive pomp rock band way back in 1980. Between 1980 and 1984 the band released two independent albums, which over the years have become sought after by vinyl collectors around the world. In 2005 Jim Johnston, Jaugernaut’s lead vocalist and bassist attempted to reunite the band for a third album, but had little interest from the other members of the band, who had moved on to other projects and careers. Jim decided to release a third Jaugernaut album on his own. “Contra Mantra” leans more into the progressive world than the band’s two previous releases, which has resulted, ultimately, in the band being signed by the US label Progrock Records. “Contra Mantra” is the first installment of a two part themed album that describes, as it were, the history of evil, taking the listener on a 1970’s version of a grand tour of the cosmos, introducing the motives behind the motives for all that is dark, cruel and senseless.