Andrew McMahon Performs on VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live – ‘Day in the Life’ Video Premieres

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February 26, 2015 — The life of a touring artist can be grueling.  That could become even more grueling when toting around a newborn.  However, for Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, life away from home proves blissful precisely because of that child.  The namesake of his band’s single “Cecilia and the Satellite,” the daughter of Southern California-based artist Andrew McMahon proves as inspiring at home as on a tour bus on the opposite coast.  Written just weeks prior to her birth, McMahon wanted to create a song that introduced who he was and the stories he lived prior to Cecilia’s entry to the world.  The result ultimately became the powerful first single from his newest band incarnation’s self-titled album Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (Vanguard).  McMahon was the frontman of previous bands Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin.  The new “Day in the Life” cut from the “Cecilia and the Satellite” video, filmed over the course of a day while on tour in Philadelphia, showcases how an otherwise ordinary day is brightened because of the presence of Cecilia, Andrew’s wife Kelly, and even their dog Doris.

“Day in the Life” video” feature placement on Vevo: http://vevo.ly/KeJbud

Performance on VH1Big Morning Buzz today:  http://tinyurl.com/q5ld5a6 

Song featured in MTV’s Real World this week

Official music video featured on all JETBLUE flights during the month of February

COACHELLA shows: April 11 & April 18

Guest on “Going Off Track” podcast hosted by Jonah Bayer & SNL’s Vanessa Bayer

Top 3 Shazam rankings in airplay markets

For tour dates and additional information visit AndrewMcMahon.com andfacebook.com/andrewmcmahonmusic.

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Trevor Hall To Release New EP Unpack Your Memories on March 27th

Trevor Hall
To Release New EP
Unpack Your Memories on March 27th
Australian Tour Begins on April 2nd followed by U.S. dates in late Spring

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“Songs come and songs go. Some get lost in the folds of time, while others are passed on and shared in infinitude.” – Trevor Hall

February 25, 2015 — Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall has announced the release of a new EP Unpack Your Memories, due out on Vanguard Records on March 27th. This five song collection includes some of Hall’s most personal tracks recorded solely by him, on his laptop.

Hall talks about the history of these songs and why he chose to share them with the world at this time. “Unpack Your Memories is a collection of songs that have been in my “vault” for a long time now,” Hall says. “Some just didn’t make the other albums and some were just too intimate to share at the time. Now they are ready to breathe and be shared with others. The name of the album says everything … These are all songs that have become memories for me. I am reaching into my bag and unpacking them – unpacking their meaning, the memory of where I was when I wrote them, and the feelings that they brought me so many years ago. As the saying goes, ‘You never meet the same river twice.’ Every time I hear these songs, they teach me something new or offer me the gift of a new perspective. There are many other songs that are still in my vault, but I felt these were the most important to share at this time. The songs all came up together like the roots of a tree, and have taken form in the EP.”

Click here to listen to the title track “Unpack Your Memories.” The Unpack Your Memories EP is available for pre-order from the Vanguard Records store here.

Following the release of Unpack Your Memories, Trevor will be back on the road in Australia for his Bluesfest debut and in the U.S. Performances include the Soulshine Festival, California Roots Festival, Wanderlust and more. See a full list of tour dates below. Additional information on purchasing tickets can be found here.

Unpack Your Memories Track Listing

  1. Unpack Your Memories
  2. Dust
  3. Still Water
  4. Jayrambati
  5. Under Pressure

2015 Tour Dates

APR 2 Melbourne, VIC, AUS SOULSHINE Fest -Festival Hall
APR 5 Sydney, NSW, AUS SOULSHINE Fest – Enmore Theatre
APR 6 Byron Bay, NSW, AUS Bluesfest
APR 9 Maroochydore, QLD, AUS Sol Bar
APR 10 Brisbane, QLD, AUS Tanks (with Michael Franti)
APR 11 Cairns, QLD, AUS Tanks (with Michael Franti)
APR 12 Cairns, QLD, AUS Tanks (with Michael Franti)
MAY 19 Humboldt, CA, USA Hum Brews
MAY 20 Mill Valley, CA, USA Sweetwater
MAY 22 Monterey, California, USA California Roots Fest
MAY 23 Hermosa Beach, CA, USA Saint Rocke
MAY 24 San Diego, CA, USA Belly Up
JUN 16 Wilmington, DE, USA World Cafe Live Delaware
JUN 17 Brooklyn, NY, USA Music Hall of Williamsburg
JUN 18 Portland, ME, USA Port City Music Hall
JUN 20 Stratton, VT, USA Wanderlust Festival
JUN 21 Stratton VT, USA Wanderlust Festival (extra activities)
JUN 26 Rothbury, MI, USA Electric Forest Festival
JUN 27 Chicago, IL, USA Lincoln
JUL 18 Lake Tahoe, CA, USA Wanderlust Festival
JUL 19 Lake Tahoe, CA, USA Wanderlust Festival (extra activities)

About Trevor Hall

Trevor Hall began songwriting and performing when he was 16 years old. He burst into the music scene with the song “Other Ways” which was featured on the Shrek the Third soundtrack. Hall’s captivating live performances and growing popularity have led to sold out tours across the country as well as touring with such artists as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, Colbie Caillat and SOJA. In 2009, Hall released his Vanguard Records debut, which featured the single “Unity,” a song written and performed with longtime friend, Matisyahu. His follow up album Everything, Everytime, Everywhere debuted on iTunes Rock Chart at #3, iTunes Top Albums at #12 and #8 Amazon Movers & Shakers. The featured single “Brand New Day” was used as the music bed for the reformatted CBS This Morning Show. Hall’s latest release Chapter of the Forest debuted at #3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and #17 on the iTunes Overall Albums chart.

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The Word Announces Tour Dates Including New Orleans Jazzfest!

THE WORD

ANNOUNCES FIRST STRING OF TOUR DATES INCLUDING

NEW ORLEANS JAZZFEST ON APRIL 30TH

NEW ALBUM SOUL FOOD OUT ON MAY 5TH

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THE WORD – Robert Randolph, John Medeski and the North Mississippi Allstars (Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew) will be hitting the road in support of their new album Soul Food – their first recording after 14 years out on May 5th from Vanguard Records. The initial dates announced begin April 17th at the Wanee Festival in Live Oak, FL and include two dates in New Orleans – April 26th at the Joy Theater and April 30th at Jazzfest plus additional high profile festival appearances. See list of dates below with more to be announced soon.

Soul Food reflects the band’s geography, beginning in a New York studio and finishing in Memphis at the home of Hi Records (a studio untouched since 1969, where Al Green recorded all his hits, where Mark Ronson recorded “Uptown Funk!”). In New York, they each brought material to the table—Cody brought “New Word Order,” inspired by listening to Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Free at Last” speech; he took the chord changes Dr. King evoked and the rhythm of his delivery and developed the song. John brought “Swamp Road,” inspired by New Orleans pianist James Booker and previously rendered on an obscure session John did with DJ Logic. Robert brought “Chocolate Cowboy,” which Cody drives with the sanctified church beat that gets the congregation popping out of their seats and doing the sacred equivalent of the punk rock pogo.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SINGLE “COME BY HERE.”

The genesis of THE WORD began in the year 1998, when the Avant-jazz and funk group Medeski, Martin & Wood took the burgeoning North Mississippi Allstars on their first tour. Riding down the road, the groups listened to the first two Arhoolie Records compilations of sacred steel guitar, a musical style then just seeping into the broader public awareness. Sacred steel is ecstatic pedal steel guitar used in sanctified churches; it’s the same instrument familiar to country & western music, but played with the authority and scale of a church organ. Keyboardist John Medeski and Luther Dickinson cooked up the idea of recording an instrumental gospel album with the Allstars (Luther Dickinson—guitars; Cody Dickinson—drums; Chris Chew—bass) in Medeski’s Brooklyn studio. When they learned that a young sacred steel star named Robert Randolph lived in New Jersey, they invited him to their area gig. This was THE WORD’S big bang.

Tour Dates:

2015-04-17         Live Oak FL – Wanee Festival

2015-04-26         New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater

2015-04-30         New Orleans, LA – Jazzfest

2015-05-14         Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Festival

2015-07-09         Summit Point, WV – All Good Music Festival

2015-07-17         Louisville, KY – Forecastle

 

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BARENAKED LADIES 2015 LAST SUMMER ON EARTH TOUR LAUNCHES JUNE 5TH

BARENAKED LADIES
2015 LAST SUMMER ON EARTH TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
VIOLENT FEMMES AND COLIN HAY
TOUR LAUNCHES ON JUNE 5TH IN COLUMBUS, OH

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Los Angeles, CA (February 10, 2015) – BARENAKED LADIES will be heading back out on the road this summer for their 2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour. Joined by special guests Violent Femmes and Colin Hay of Men At Work, the Ladies are once again recreating their winning formula with performances in 30+ amphitheaters across the country. Tour kicks off on June 5th in Columbus, OH and wraps on July 26th in Seattle, WA. Tickets go on sale as early as Friday, February 13th at 10am local time in select markets and every tour date will have VIP upgrade packages available. See full list of tour dates below.  For updates and more information visit www.barenakedladies.com.

Ed Robertson states, “It’s the Last Summer On Earth… Again!  It’s not a doomsday prediction; it’s a call to action. We sincerely hope this won’t be the Last Summer on Earth, but just in case, we’re going to ROCK like it is!!”

The 2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour coincides with the release of the band’s, as yet untitled, new album due out on Vanguard Records later this summer. Fans that purchase tickets to the 2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour will instantly receive one track from the new album and a digital download of the full album upon release.

BARENAKED LADIES featuring  (guitarist/vocalist Ed Robertson, bassist/vocalist Jim Creeggan, keyboardist/vocalist Kevin Hearn and drummer/vocalist Tyler Stewart) have sold over 14 million albums worldwide and have won eight Juno awards and earned multiple Grammy nominations.  Known for such hits as “One Week,” “Pinch Me, “Brian Wilson,” “If I Had $1,000,000” and many more, the band also penned the theme song for the hit CBS series, “The Big Bang Theory.” Their latest album, Grinning Streak, debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200.  The album’s breakout success showcased the single “Odds Are,” which shot to No. 2 on the iTunes Rock Songs Chart. The Barenaked Ladies live shows have become legendary with their hilarious on-stage banter and impromptu raps.

THE BARENAKED LADIES – 2015 LAST SUMMER ON EARTH TOUR

5-Jun-15 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion

6-Jun-15 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

7-Jun-15 – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre

8-Jun-15 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ McGrath Amphitheatre

10-Jun-15 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

12-Jun-15 – Red Wing, MN @ Treasure Island Resort & Casino Island Events Center

13-Jun-15 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion

14-Jun-15 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove at Harrah’s Council Bluffs

16-Jun-15 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

17-Jun-15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park

19-Jun-15 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion

20-Jun-15 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

21-Jun-15 – Salamanca, NY @ Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

23-Jun-15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

26-Jun-15 – Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier

27-Jun-15 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena

28-Jun-15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

29-Jun-15 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

1-Jul-15 – New York, NY @ JBL Live at Pier 97

2-Jul-15 – West Windsor, NJ @ Mercer County Park Festival Grounds

3-Jul-15 – Solomons, MD @ PNC Waterside Pavilion

4-Jul-15 – Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheatre

8-Jul-15 – Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre at the Music Factory

10-Jul-15 – Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheatre

11-Jul-15 – St. Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheatre

12-Jul-15 – Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park

13-Jul-15 – Nashville, TN @ Woods at Fontanel

15-Jul-15 – Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

17-Jul-15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Venue TBD

18-Jul-15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

19-Jul-15 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union OAT

21-Jul-15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre

22-Jul-15 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery

24-Jul-15 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Botanical Garden

25-Jul-15 – Portland, OR @ Edgefield

26-Jul-15 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheatre

 

TV ALERT – O.A.R. NHL All-Star Game, ABC’s Pandora Unforgettable Moments, Northern Trust Open plus Sundance!

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FEATURED IN MULTIPLE TV PERFORMANCES

NHL ALL-STAR GAME, PANDORA UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS ON ICE,

NORTHERN TRUST OPEN PGA TOURNAMENT

PLUS SUNDANCE! 

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allstarSUNDAY, JANUARY 25th – HONDA NHL ALL-STAR GAME

 O.A.R & Fall Out Boy will co-headline the Honda NHL All-Star Game entertainment from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH. O.A.R. will perform two songs during the 2nd intermission. Fans can watch the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game live on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN in the U.S. and on CBC and TVA Sports in Canada. Fans outside of North America will be able to watch the game via NHL GameCenter LIVE and international broadcast partners in more than 160 countries and territories around the world. For more information visit: http://www.nhl.com/ice/newsindex.htm?location=/allstar/2015&view=headline

pandora JANUARY 31ST AND FEBRUARY 14th – PANDORA UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS ON ICE

O.A.R. will perform on the ABC special Pandora Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice airing on January 31st and February 14th. Hosted by Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss, O.A.R. will provide the musical soundtrack performing eight of their hit songs including “Shattered,” “Love & Memories,” and “Peace.” https://vimeo.com/117309888

Pandora Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice will air on Saturday, January 31st at 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST/2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST and again on Saturday, February 14, 2015 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST/2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST. (Check local listings for additional times.)

 

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FEBRUARY 21st – NORTHERN TRUST OPEN PGA TOURNAMENT

 

In an original event for the Northern Trust Open, O.A.R. will stage a concert on Saturday, February 21st, at the PGA TOUR tournament at the beautiful and historic Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, CA. The band will perform following the third day of competition (at approximately 3:30 p.m.). The show will be complimentary for attendees as part of the new entertainment offerings at the 2015 Northern Trust Open. Tickets are available to the public at https://www.northerntrustopen.com/tickets. Catch the action on The Golf Channel, CBS and the PGA TOUR Network on Sirius 208 XM 93.

The Northern Trust Open, one of the longest-running events on the PGA TOUR, will include a variety of expanded elements this year. An upscale, open-air lounge –The Green Room – will make its debut as the destination for those looking for an exclusive party. Perched between the iconic 10th hole and the driving range, the venue offers dramatic views of the historic Riviera Country Club surrounded by eucalyptus trees.

 

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JANUARY 26, 27, 29 and 30th

On January 26 & 27thO.A.R.’s Marc Roberge and Richard On will take part in a unique performance piece in Robert Redford’s The Way of the Rain at The Complex. For tickets visit: www.sundance.org. For more information visit: http://www.sundance.org/projects/the-way-of-the-rain.

O.A.R. – LIVE! At Montage – the 2015 music series from the Montage Deer Valley Resort’s Vista Lounge. The band takes the stage on Thursday, January 29th. The concert series runs from Friday, January 23rd until Sunday, February 1 starting at 7pm.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/MontageDeerValley for updates.

O.A.R. will close out ASCAP’s eight-day Music Lounge on January 30th 5:30pm. For more information visit: http://www.sundance.org/projects/music-cafe-jan-30

 

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O.A.R. FEATURED MUSICAL GUEST ON ABC TV SPECIAL

O.A.R. FEATURED MUSICAL GUEST ON ABC TV SPECIAL
Pandora Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice
 

AIRING JANUARY 31ST AND FEBRUARY 14Th, 2015

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Rock band O.A.R. will be performing on the ABC special Pandora Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice to air on January 31st and February 14th. Hosted by Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss, O.A.R. will provide the musical soundtrack performing eight of their hit songs including “Shattered,” “Love & Memories,” and “Peace.”

View a sneak peak of O.A.R.’s performance of “We’ll Pick up Where We Left Off” from their recent album The Rockville LP with the entire cast here.

Pandora Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice was taped on December 20th in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Arena to a sold out crowd. The dynamic show features 2014 Olympic champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White, and Olympic gold medalists Brian Boitano, Evan Lysacek, two-time Olympic silver medalist Elvis Stojko, Olympic silver medalists Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, world champion Kimmie Meissner, two-time U.S. champions Alissa Czisny, Ryan Bradley and Michael Weiss.

Pandora Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice will air on Saturday, January 31st at 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST/2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST and again on Saturday, February 14, 2015 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST/2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST. (Check local listings for additional times.)

Capping off a great end to 2014, O.A.R. most recently performed to over 1,000,000+ fans in New York’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Televised on both Fox and CNN, and streamed to 1.5 million+ fans around the world in over 90-countries, the band played some of their hit songs including “Peace”, “Love & Memories,” “Shattered,” and a special cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” right before the countdown to the ball drop.

CLICK HERE to watch video of “Peace” > “Imagine” & Countdown

O.A.R. will be also be featured in multiple upcoming events including: NHL All Star Game on Sunday, January 25th, the PGA Tournament “Northern Trust Open” in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 21st, and a special tribute to David Byrne & The Talking Heads at Carnegie Hall on Monday, March 23rd.

About O.A.R.

O.A.R. first began to develop their unique sound while in high school in Rockville, Maryland.  With three albums under their belt before they finished college, the band began pursuing their musical dreams full time in the summer of 2001. By the end of 2008, the band had released six studio albums and three live double disc CDs. To date O.A.R. has sold close to 2 million albums and more than 2 million concert tickets, including two sold-out shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. In 2011, the band released the album, King, which debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart, No. 3 on the Billboard Digital Album Chart, and was No. 3 at iTunes. King was the follow-up to the band’s 2008 release, All Sides, which contains the platinum hit single “Shattered.” The band’s current album, The Rockville LP, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and #6 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart.  Upon its release on June 10th, The Rockville LP hit the top spot on the iTunes Rock Albums chart and #3 on iTunes Overall Albums chart.  The album features the songs “Favorite Song,” “Two Hands Up” and smash hit, “Peace.”

O.A.R. recently co-headlined a national tour with Philip Philips and wrapped up a fall tour which included two nights at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom.  O.A.R. has performed on such national TV shows as The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, CONAN and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live.

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The Word is Back – New Album after Fourteen Years – ‘Soul Food’ coming May 5th

THE WORD IS BACK!

JOHN MEDESKI, ROBERT RANDOLPH AND THE NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS: LUTHER DICKINSON,
CODY DICKINSON AND 

CHRIS CHEW
REUNITE FOR SOUL FOOD 

THEIR FIRST ALBUM AFTER 14 YEARS

ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY ON ROLLINGSTONE.COM

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Fourteen years after releasing their self-titled album, The Wordreconvenes for Part II of their adventure, with the release SOUL FOOD announced today on Rollingstone.com.  Recorded in both New York and Memphis, SOUL FOOD will be available on May 5th and marks the supergroup’s Vanguard label debut. The new 12 track album features guest vocalists Amy Helm and Ruthie Foster on two of the songs. Fans can pre-order the album here.

In 2001, keyboardist John Medeski, pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph, and the three members of the North Mississippi Allstars: guitarist Luther Dickinson, drummer Cody Dickinson and bassist Chris Chew, went into a recording studio and over the next three days birthed a new band called The Word. Based on deep-felt gospel music and a huge respect for musical improvisation, the quintet weren’t sure what the results would be, but had the faith they were creating something that would last. Their self-titled debut album became a burning word-of-mouth favorite, and their live shows from that period are still being talked about today.

A lot has happened since 2001, and in many ways it feels like fate inspired the five musicians to reform and take a new giant step into the future. Each member believes The Word is a unique aggregation that has a life all its own, and that 2015 is the perfect time to bring it back to the world. The members all have other groups that are their primary pursuit, but The Word, when it calls, demands full attention. In the summer of 2014, The Word called and each musician felt it in their soul to listen. Plans were made for recordings to start in New York and when those went so well, the sessions continued in Memphis in the fall at Royal Studio, where Willie Mitchell had recorded so many classic songs with Al Green, Ann Peebles, Otis Clay and others. That Memphis experience brought The Word full circle. Luther Dickinson comments, “The recording locations of New York City and Memphis represent who The Word is. The spirit of each city, different though they might be each sets us free. And fourteen years after our first album, it is so thrilling to hear what our collective power for improvisation has become. We’re ready to go anywhere the inspiration takes us.”

Their second album, naturally entitled SOUL FOOD for the nourishment it provides to all their spirits, brings the music of the band all the way home.

The Word will be touring following the release of SOUL FOOD. Tour dates to be announced soon.

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O.A.R. To Perform in Times Square Tonight!

O.A.R. 

TO PERFORM DURING THE TIMES SQUARE

NEW YEAR’S EVE FESTIVITIES

TONIGHT!

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BAND TAKES PART IN THE FAMOUS NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION WITH SPECTACULAR, LIVE COMMERCIAL-FREE WEBCAST
TIMES SQUARE 2015 ORGANIZERS AND USTREAM PRESENT EMBEDDABLE WEBCAST OF NEW YEAR’S EVE FESTIVITIES IN TIMES SQUARE WITH RETURNING HOST ALLISON HAGENDORF

December 31, 2014 – Rock Band O.A.R. will be one of the featured musical guests in New York’s Times Square tonight during the greatest party of the year!  Presented by Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, the band will be performing several of their hit songs including “Peace” from their new album The Rockville LP and deliver the traditional performance of “Imagine” moments before midnight.  O.A.R. will also be featured on Fox News Channel’s coverage of the live event!

The Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration via a six-hour, live commercial-free webcast, will cover the action and festivities in Times Square, beginning with the Ball Raising at 6 p.m. EST, plus live musical performances, hourly countdowns, behind-the-scenes stories, and star-studded interviews as anticipation builds towards the midnight countdown and the famous Ball Drop. Last year’s worldwide webcast was watched by more than 1.5 million unique viewers representing nearly 200 countries.

The Times Square New Year’s Eve webcast, enabled by Ustream, will be hosted by national television and radio personality Allison Hagendorf (Host on The CW, VH1, Fuse TV, SiriusXM) for the third year.

WHERE TO SEE THE SHOW & GET THE LIVE VIDEO FEED

The Times Square 2015 Webcast will begin at 6 p.m. EST on December 31, 2014 and end at 12:15 a.m. on January 1, 2015 EST. The show will be streamed live on multiple websites, including TimesSquareNYC.org, NewYearsEve.nyc, Ustream.tv/2015 and TimesSquareBall.net.

Additional webcast information, including sizes and embedding codes, is available at: timessquarenyc.org/events/new-years-eve/webcast/index.aspx or Ustream.tv/2015.

The Times Square 2015 Webcast is also available for live viewing on Android and Apple devices with the Times Square Ball App and the Times Square Crossroads App.

For more information about Times Square New Year’s Eve, visit TimesSquareNYC.org.

About O.A.R.

O.A.R. first began to develop their unique sound while in high school in Rockville, Maryland.  With three albums under their belt before they finished college, the band began pursuing their musical dreams full time in the summer of 2001. By the end of 2008, the band had released six studio albums and three live double disc CDs. To date O.A.R. has sold close to 2 million albums and more than 2 million concert tickets, including two sold-out shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. In 2011, the band released the album, King, which debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart, No. 3 on the Billboard Digital Album Chart, and was No. 3 at iTunes. King was the follow-up to the band’s 2008 release, All Sides, which contains the platinum hit single “Shattered.” The band’s current album, The Rockville LP, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and #6 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart.  Upon its release on June 10th, The Rockville LP hit the top spot on the iTunes Rock Albums chart and #3 on iTunes Overall Albums chart.  The album features the smash hit, “Peace” and current single “Favorite Song”.

O.A.R. recently co-headlined a national tour with Philip Philips and currently on their fall tour which began on November 6th and includes two nights at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on November 28 & 29th.   O.A.R. has performed on such national TV shows as The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, CONAN and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live.

About Times Square New Year’s Eve

The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment are the organizers of Times Square New Year’s Eve. The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square so that it retains the energy, edge and distinctiveness that have made it an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life. Countdown Entertainment represents the owners of One Times Square and the New Year’s Eve Ball.

Times Square Alliance: TimesSquareNYC.org

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Follow on Twitter: Twitter.com/TimesSquareNYC

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About Ustream

Ustream is the world’s leading live video platform. Originally created to connect remote military servicemen to significant personal and cultural events, the company has evolved into the largest platform for live business video in the world, with clients including Facebook, Cisco, Sony, Intuit, NASA and Samsung. From press conferences and product launches to cultural events and citizen journalism – Ustream’s Cloud Platform offers users high-quality streaming capabilities, deep social networking integration, and the scalability to reach millions of viewers concurrently. Founded in 2007 by John Ham, Brad Hunstable, Gyula Feher, Ustream is located in San Francisco and Budapest. For more information about Ustream, visit Ustream.tv, Twitter.com/Ustream, or Facebook.com/Ustream.

 

New Video from Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

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Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Releases Gorgeous New Video
for Top 20 Alternative Chart Single
“Cecilia and the Satellite”
Reddit AMA with Andrew Live Today at 6PM EST
UK Solo Tour Dates Announced for February 2015

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness has shared his triumphant & touching new video for single, “Cecilia and the Satellite” on VEVO and YouTube. In the vibrant clip, the song’s narrative is beautifully illustrated with images of Andrew himself and the song’s namesake, his baby daughter, Cecilia. Olivier Agostini directed the visually stunning clip, starring newcomer Anastasia Krivosheeva as a grown-up Cecilia. The track just cracked the Top 20 at Alternative radio and is growing exponentially in support and spins.

Watch the video for “Cecilia and the Satellite” HERE

Andrew will also be available today to answer questions on Reddit as part of their Ask Me Anything feature at 6pm EST.

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McMahon’s self-titled album, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, is out now on Vanguard Records. The disc had smashing Top 5 debuts upon release where it was #2 on the iTunes Alt Albums chart, #3 on the Billboard Indie Albums chart, #4 on the Billboard Alt Albums chart and #5 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart.

McMahon recently wrapped an extensive and successful run of headline tour dates with Fences and Hunter Hunted opening. He will be heading to the UK for a string of solo dates beginning in February 2015. All current tour dates are listed below.

He also appeared last week at an NYC benefit for the Ally Coalition with Bleachers, Rachel Antonoff, Lena Dunham, Janeane Garofalo and a host of other entertainers to raise awareness and funds in support of LGBTQ equality.

For updates and more information visit:
http://www.andrewmcmahon.com/

TOUR DATES

12/09/14 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
12/14/14 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
12/15/14 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheater
01/21/15 – State College, PA @ Levels
01/22/15 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
01/23/15 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
01/24/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Xfinity Live
02/22/15 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
02/23/15 – Birmingham, UK @ Glee Club
02/25/15 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
02/26/15 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
02/27/15 – Leeds, UK @ The Key Club
02/28/15 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall

LINKS

http://www.andrewmcmahon.com/

https://www.facebook.com/andrewmcmahonmusic

http://instagram.com/amnthewilderness/

http://youtube.com/andrewmcmahonmusic

The Living Sisters’ Holiday Album Hailed as one of the Best this Season

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The Living Sisters holiday album Harmony is Real: Songs for a Happy Holiday has been earning rave reviews as one of the best albums of the holiday season. Today, the Los Angeles Times premieres the video for the first single ‘Skip The Sugar (Good Girl)’, written and directed by ‘Sister’ Alex Lilly, which is getting radio airplay across the country.

“The best new Christmas album I’ve heard is from the folk group the Living Sisters. This female quartet’s album, titled Harmony is Real, features fine versions of classics like “Silver Bells” and “Little Drummer Boy.” I am especially fond of this original tune, “Merry Happy Christmas.”

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Listen here: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/25/366601826/four-holiday-goodies-including-christmas-at-downton-abbey 

“The Living Sisters are the alliance of four Los Angeles-based songwriters — Eleni Mandell, Inara George, Alex Lilly and Becky Stark (from Lavender Diamond) — who are all fond of the wry twist delivered with an innocent twinkle. They know their harmony styles, from the Andrews Sisters to the Beach Boys (for “Christmas in California,” of course), and their songs are deft novelties.” 

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“ Sly, music-box gems that delicately celebrate seasonal awe.”

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“Soft as drifting snow and just as delicate, the Living Sisters — Becky Stark, Eleni Mandell, Inara George, and Alex Lilly — make timeless holiday songs centered on the warmth of the season and their voices.”

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“The seasonal album from L.A.’s indie pop foursome is as light and sweet as a powdered-sugar-dusted Christmas cookie. Eleni Mandell, Inara George, Becky Stark and Alex Lilly wrap their endearing voices around a few classics (“Jingle Bells,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “Silver Bells”) sprinkled among gently skewed originals.”

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“With harmonies inspired by the female vocal groups of the 1940s, the Living Sisters — Eleni Mandell, Alex Lilly, The Bird and the Bee’s Inara George, and Lavender Diamond’s Becky Stark — wrap this collection of mostly original tunes with romance and wit.”

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