Monthly Archives: March 2015

TekForce Releases His First Single from His Album Tek Support!

Tek Support is the brainchild of TekForce, and is the amalgamation of his love for Hip Hop, Anime, and Video Games. Each song is considered a part of the overall story of him, some fantasy, some reality, ALL show who he is. As a lover of hip hop, he was influenced by seminal Hip Hop groups like, A Tribe Called Quest, Gangstarr, and the Wu-Tang Clan. Growing up and such a definitive time for music, it helped shape and define who was as a person. Coupled with the aforementioned groups, he also developed a love of anime, old school systems like the NES, SNES, and of course the Genesis!

The New Game + Remix, tells a bit of the story of how TekForce was as a kid. He may not have had a lot of friends, but games like Final Fantasy showed him how to keep moving, and things will work out! He’s joined by the Forever Famicom team of (Mega Ran & K-Murdock), to help him expand on the original song, and take it to new heights.

New Game + Remix Link 

TekForce Electronic Press Kit 

For contact information regarding interviews, reviews, or radio play, please email Lightcycleent@gmail.com. For links to both free and paid music, please visit www.teknicaltruth.com

 

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What is Happening at the FUMP

A FuMPFest fundraiser CD is available for purchase.  It is $20 for a two-CD set of over 40 live performances from last year’s FuMPFest.

Two new acts have been announced for FuMPFest as well: Drew Jacobs and TV’s Kyle.  Full list of guests on the site.

Pre-registration for FuMPFest goes up from $35 to $45 on April 1st and the room block for the hotel closes May 19th.

The great Luke Ski joins TV’s Kyle new show on Cartoon Network Might Magiswords as a Storyboard Revisionist.  Here about it on Kyle and Luke Talk About Toons.

Nuclear Bubble Wrap released a video for their song The Agenda.  A little song poking fun at those who fear a “gay agenda.”  It was animated by ThePivottsXX.

Luke Ski released a video for his song The Twilight Zone too.  It is about the TV show Twilight Zone, nothing about sparkling vampires.

Bonecage has done more on his YouTube channel as well.

Carla Ulbrich is using Indiegogo as a pre-sale to fund her next album.  The album is written and mostly recorded already.  Reward levels include skype guitar lesson, handwritten lyrics, concert in your living room, your name in liner notes, and a video of Carla singing, dancing, and raving about how great you are.

Marc Gunn has a Kickstarter campaign for new steampunk album Dragons vs. Pirates.

During February’s Album Writing Month TV’s Kyle wrote an entire album, recorded it, and now has it available for purchase.  You can download it for only $5.

Harmonix announced the release of Rock Band 4 and is requesting song.  Now Devo Spice is trying to get his song The Dumbest Song on Rock Band on there, so he is asking for everyone’s help in requesting it.   Go to the request page, put in “The Dumbest Song on Rock Band” for the title, “Devo Spice” for the artist, and then click Submit.

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KrackleFest 5

KrackleFest is the annual nerd-rock concert and variety show that Kirby Krackle hosts.  This year it is this Friday March 27th from 9pm – 11:45pm, doors open at 8pm, at the Cavern Club above the Hard Rock Cafe in Seattle, Washington.  This is just two blocks from Emerald City Comic Con this weekend.

This year it also doubles at the official release show for Krackle’s 5th album, Mutate Baby! The album is already out if you want to pick it up.  It features 12 tracks that continue their blend of geek culture and rock beats.

Rock band Sci-Fried and rappers Mega Ran and Death Star will help open the show.  Ms. Briq House and Sin De La Rose of Seattle Area Burlesque will be showing off their nerd themed burlesque talents too.  The event will be hosted by the Air-Raid Podcast.  Also expect to quote the Green Lantern Oath in unison with everyone else.

Pre-ordered tickets are only $10.  At door price is $13, cash only.  Seating is limited to the first 400 to buy and on a first come first served basis.  You must be 21 to buy.

E-mail any questions to seattle_live@hardrock.com.

Anyone around Seattle should try this show.  Great line up in an intimate space.

 

After founding and pioneering the genre in 2009, KIRBY KRACKLE (singer-songwriter Kyle Stevens) has become known as the leader in the new movement of geek-driven musical inspiration known as, “nerd-rock”. Combing a high-energy rock n’ roll show with songwriting referencing pop-culture icons, comic book characters, and video games, Kirby Krackle’s name has become synonymous with meshing pop-culture themes together and powerful musicianship.

 

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Press Release: VAMPS Recruiting Official Street Team for New York Concert and USA Tour

VAMPS, the Japanese rock band formed by HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), is recruiting Official Street Team Members to support the rock band’s headlining show at New York City’s Best Buy Theater on May 1. Volunteers are also needed in cities across America as VAMPS tours with SIXX:AM this spring.

Tickets for the New York show are on sale now at AXS.com.

Street Team Volunteers will help distribute official VAMPS promotion materials to raise awareness for VAMPS TOUR 2015 and earn special prizes. Deadline for street team applications is March 29, 2015.

VAMPS returns to New York City after previous appearances in 2009 (at the Fillmore), 2010 and 2013 (at Roseland Ballroom) and HYDE’s concert with L’Arc~en~Ciel as the first headlining Japanese band at Madison Square Garden in 2012.

2015 U.S. Tour Dates
APRIL
WED 8 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
FRI 10 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
SAT 11 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
MON 13 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
TUE 14 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
THU 16 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
FRI 17 Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
SUN 19 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
MON 20 Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theater w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
TUE 21 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
SAT 25 Ft. Myers, FL @ Ft. Rock Festival
SUN 26 Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
TUE 28 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
WED 29 Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica

MAY
Fri 1 NY, NY @ Best Buy Theater (Headline show)
Fri 15/Sat 16/Sun 17 Rock On The Range @Columbus, OH

SIXX:A.M. The Modern Vintage Tour
w/ special guests Apocalyptica and VAMPS

VAMPS will release the international edition of their new studio album, BLOODSUCKERS, through Spinefarm Records on March 23rd in the UK/EU and March 24th in the U.S.

This 13 track release – produced by VAMPS and Josh Wilbur (whose previous credits include Gojira and Lamb Of God) and housed in the artwork of mysterious Japanese artist Rockin’ Jelly Bean – is the follow-up to SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL, also issued via Spinefarm in 2013.

Says HYDE, who launched VAMPS with K.A.Z in 2008: “BLOODSUCKERS is a record that we spent almost one year putting together. For me, this is the best work we’ve done so far, and we would love to tour around the world with these songs…”

VAMPS BLOODSUCKERS – International Edition is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.

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Spring in the Northwest, Livestreaming Show, Pi Day!

Alaskan song-writer Marian Call has announced her touring and live streaming schedule for this month.  Here is where she will be, all times are PDT.

  • Tsawwassen, BC // 03.12.15 // House concert, email rsvp@mariancall.com
  • Victoria, BC (North Saanich) // 03.13.15 // St. John’s United Church 8pm
  • Vancouver, BC //  03.14.15 // PI DAY! at Langara College 3pm
  • Vancouver, BC // 03.15.15 // Afternoon House Concert, email mariancallshow@chicazul.com
  • Seattle, WA (Duwamish) // 03.19.15 // Potluck Concert, 6000 17th Ave. SW, RSVP here
  • Portland, OR (St. John’s) // 03.20.15 // House Concert, email taylor.fisher@gmail.com
  • Portland, OR // 03.21.15 // Wolf + Rabbit Emporium, 5300 SE Foster Rd., 7pm
  • Tualatin, OR // 03.22.15 // Tualatin Public Library, 2pm
  • Seattle, WA (Shoreline) // 03.25.15 // North City Bistro, 1520 NE 177th St., 7:30pm
  • Redmond, WA // 03.26.15 // *livestreaming!* SoulFood Coffeehouse, 15748 Redmond Way, 7:30pm with Scott Barkan
  • Seattle, WA // 03.27.15 // Music and Nerds! At the Showbox with Paul and Storm, Patrick Rothfuss, Joel Hodgson, & Molly Lewis
  • Seattle, WA // 03.27-29.15 // Emerald City Comicon, booth 106 with Alaska Robotics and Molly Lewis

Last year Marian produced four albums.  She has more plans for this year.  Classics Vol. II with more cover songs and a new major studio albums with a band, her first since 2011.

Here’s some of what else is in store for her this year:

  • Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau – Alaska Folk Fest and late spring and fall. Want a show somewhere in Alaska? Email marian@mariancall.com
  • Austin, Dallas, Houston – concerts with a band and lots of album recording in June.
  • Indianapolis – she will be a special guest at  InConJunction July 3-5!
  • San Diego Comic-Con –  as usual, ninja gigs and booth games and music and a 5k and fun!
  • Bay Area California – autumn tour all over the place! Dates TBA. Have an event or gig in mind? Email marian@mariancall.com.
  • Road Trip in October – U.S.  East Coast and one other location TBA.
  • Everywhere – livestreaming shows throughout the year!

Here is her work from last year, if you have not heard them yet:

 

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