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Frantic Romantic Premiere "Celestina" Single With Animated Video

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San Jose dream-pop rockers Frantic Romantic released their newest single “Celestina” today with an awesome animated video created by lead singer Mr. Kerosene!

Middle Tennessee Music premiered the video with a raving review stating:
“California based rockers Frantic Romantic emanate the essence (and a charming nostalgia) for the magical process of music discovery during an era now simply referred to as the ’90s. They are that band you stumbled upon in a shitty dive bar one random night with whom you uncontrollably fell in love with. Their songs were included on those mixtapes you carefully curated and handed to your girlfriend(s). They are the band you tried to emulate with your middle school buddies during talent shows. They are rock and roll from a gradually distancing era of music history that many of us hold near and dear to our hearts.“

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Music Launch Summit's Seven Days Of Interactive Learning

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Music Launch Summit, created by Australian musician and entrepreneur Steve Palfreyman, just released their Seven Days of Interactive Learning to Build Your Career in Music.

This event series is here to help artists and industry professionals up-skill, to gain insights and inspiration, meet and collaborate with your peers, and most of all, to walk away with completed work to help you launch. 🚀

I urge you to watch the replays and learn from those that specialize in these topics and provide great information so you can take charge of your music career!

Sign up and then watch here! I also posted my notes from each session in my dropbox.

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Frantic Romantic Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos With New Song/Video

In honor of Dia De Los Muertos, San Jose dream-pop rockers Frantic Romantic released their second single and music video today with an awesome premiere in No Depression magazine! Writer Mary Roberts states:
“With Alt-Pop hooks, the group easily wins over your heart and your ears which does the soul good. Vibrant melodies take over the track as it captures the nature of the band and also the video. Bound to win you over, Frantic Romantic quickly proves they have staying power in the modern era.“

The band was lucky enough to get another write-up via Music Existence, who’s writer Stephen Vicino wrote:
”The video not only shows the essence of the group in song, but also as a visual masterpiece. Their sonically alluring sound blends perfectly with a strong melodic flow that resonates throughout. The video perfectly captures the essence of the song with solid instrumentation and intriguing vocals which helps to convey the story of the piece.”

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Music Driven Rockumentary Releasing October 31st!

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My friends at Tabrizi Productions made an awesome rockumentary called Music Driven and they are releasing it this Halloween 10/31/18 through Vimeo On Demand!

Music Driven features a filmmaker and a musician that hit the road and journey across the US to take a pulse on the current state of unsigned rock and roll bands. If you're a musician, promoter or just a fan of music, there is something here for you. I guarantee by the time you finish the film, you'll have found at least one new band to follow.

Watch from the comfort of your home on the big screen or your computer through Vimeo On Demand. Streaming ($3.99) and Download ($12.99) available. Pre-order the film today, first 20 that use promo code: FREE20 will be able to rent the premiere for free!!! Slots are going fast!

Link: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/musicdriven

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The Go Ahead Selected For Topgolf's Who Will Rock You Season 2!

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After auditioning in LA back in September, The Go Ahead were selected for Season 2 of Topgolf’s Who Will Rock You digital series! The band will compete with 23 other bands from all around the US with the hopes to advance to the finals in Nashville and win! If you’re in Las Vegas on Oct 21st or Oct 22nd, you can apply to be in the audience for the filming and get paid for it. As of right now, The Go Ahead are scheduled to film on Monday October 22nd. Stay tuned for more info; the band and I can’t wait to share this experience with you!

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Frantic Romantic Release "At Night" Single & Video

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San Jose’s new dream-pop rockers Frantic Romantic released their first single “At Night” today with an awesome music video! Thanks to PureGrainAudio for debuting the band’s moody song about solitude, as well as the incredible artwork of their upcoming album.

Lead singer Mr. Kerosene talks about the making of the video in the article, stating:
”We really wanted to play into the title and the mood of the song, which is basically bleak solitude. The whole band is separated, playing this song in their version of the same room.”

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Meet San Jose's Newest Band Frantic Romantic

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For all the fans of Skyway View, the band has reemerged on the Bay Area scene today as Frantic Romantic after teasing the new project on social media for the last few weeks.  Reminiscent of 80’s new wave sound and 90’s pop culture, the band’s signature dream-pop sound is sure to captivate audiences of all ages. Here's a sneak peek of their first single "At Night," which comes out in October!

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Planet Booty Joins Ninja Sex Party's Tour De Force

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In case you missed the big Booty news: in addition to their 20+ remaining dates on tour with TWRP this summer, they've just been added to the rest of Ninja Sex Party’s Tour De Force (all dates except Houston)!

Have you ever had a sex sandwich because that’s exactly what will be on the menu every night with this insane lineup. Many shows have already sold out so buy your tickets now while you still can! 🤘💖🍑🌍 

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Planet Booty & TWRP Unite For New Single & Tour

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Oakland's Planet Booty and Toronto's TWRP partnered on the single “Tactile Sensation,” which is featured on TWRP’s new album Together Through Time, releasing today May 18th.  You can stream the single here, plus check out the great article about these two bands uniting for this awesome song in The Bay Bridged.  Planet Booty is opening for TWRP during their album release concert at The Opera House in Toronto tonight, then the bands will tour together this summer, playing about 30 dates across the US including a show at Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco on July 7th.bri

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Singer/Songwriter Levi J Releases Lyric Video For "Red"

Bay Area singer/songwriter Levi J just released an awesome lyric video for his beautiful song "Red"!  Not only is Levi J a West Coast Songwriter Competition multi-award winner, but his live performances really captivate the audience.  I encourage you to check out his live EP titled Heart & Soul, which you can find on iTunes and Spotify.  If you're a San Jose local, there's plenty of shows for you to see him play live, so don't miss out!

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Santa Cruz Music Festival Coming March 10th & 11th

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Santa Cruz Music Festival 2018
March 10 & 11

Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2ktJ7OA

Phase 1 Artists:
Mr. Carmack - Ghostface Killah - K?D - Mija - CloZee - Justin Jay's Fantastic VoyageSacha Robotti - CharlestheFirst

Phase 2 Artists:

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Smoke Dza  -  LOSTBOYS (Mimosa & BOGL)  -  Forrest Day  -  El Papachango  -  Labrat  -  Eliquate (Full Band Reunion)  -  The Redlight District  -  Ancestree  -  Fulminante  -  Soulwise  -  No Accion  - Light The Band  -  The Bad Light  -  Coffee Zombie Collective  -  Driftr  -  Wild Iris  -   Stereo Stereo  -  Van Goat  -  Olright  -  Gnarboots  -  Pan Dulce  -  Death Monk  -  Cosmic Reef Temple  - Misamore  -  Pretty, Handsome  -  Life Size Models  -  Redublic  -  Phers  -  Concentrate  -  Womp Rat  -  Hoven  -  Mike Jones  -  SVNKA  -  Kyle Warren  -  Highend  -  Moist Boiz  -  Dirt Track Hereos  -  Birdo  -  Entoptic  -  Cement Ship  -  Nickel Experience  -  Sweet Hayah  -  Shoobies  -  Jive Machine  -  Paul Damon & The Healers  -  Money For Helicopters  -  The Vampirates  -  Boss' Daughter  -  The Randy Savages  -  F.U.X.  -  Frootie Flavors  -  Noise Clinic  -  Sourpatch Kid  -  ION  -  Vybrant Vibes  -  Kuhteeuh  -  A-Vlust  -  Berto8  -  Xolotl  -  A Chan-Kai  -  Miggle  -  $ylan  -  Torio Van Grol  -  Keith Lowell Jensen  -  Emily Catalano  -  BJ Rankin  -  Tony Zavala  -  DNA

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Breakout your brightest attire and get the festival fam together because the Santa Cruz Music Festival returns March 10th and 11th! For two days SCMF takes over Pacific Avenue and the Downtown Area for an experience fun for the whole family! Celebrating its fifth anniversary, SCMF is the premiere Bay Area music festival featuring musicians and artists--along with societal movers and shakers--from Santa Cruz and beyond!

Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2ktJ7OA
Check out the Facebook Event

FULL EXPERIENCE PASS - 18+
This pass will give the holder access to ALL PARTICIPATING VENUES including the Civic Auditorium (21+ age restrictions apply to the other venues). THE CIVIC AUDITORIUM WILL BE THE ONLY VENUE that any under 21-year-olds can go to after 10:00pm on Saturday (3/10/18) and Sunday (3/11/18).

LOCALS' PASS - 21+
This pass will give the holder access to these local venues (Motiv, The Blue Lagoon, Rosie McCann's, Museum of Art & History & Cafe Mare). THIS PASS WILL NOT GIVE THE HOLDER ACCESS TO THE CIVIC AUDITORIUM. All the above venues will be 21+ after 10:00pm on both Saturday (3/10/18) & Sunday (3/11/18). Due to this, the Locals' Pass will only be sold to those over 21. 

Venues:
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
San Lorenzo Park
MOTIV
The Blue Lagoon
Cafe Mare
Tannery Arts Center
Rosie McCann's Irish Pub & Restaurant - Santa Cruz
99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
Streetlight Records-Santa Cruz
Woodstock's Pizza Santa Cruz
Abbott Square Market
Poet Patriot
Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden
Village Yoga Santa Cruz

More Information: www.santacruzmusicfestival.com
Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2ktJ7OA

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Barb Rocks On Artist Management Panel For Balanced Breakfast Music Industry Summit

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Balanced Breakfast announced their 1st National Music Industry Summit, taking place at PianoFight in San Francisco on Saturday February 10th, with a Pre-Party on Friday February 9th with Oakland electro-funk trio Planet Booty and DéCollage from Denver.  Meet professionals from San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, Austin, Charlotte and more. Learn from panels discussing everything from social media to licensing.

Check out the Schedule & Panels:

SATURDAY
10:00 AM Doors open
10:30 AM • Front Cabaret Stage
Welcome & Warm-up
Stefan Aronsen • BB Co-founder

11:00 AM • Front Cabaret Stage
Move Your Body, Train Your Mind: A Path To Peak Performance
Eve Fleishman (moderator) - Yoga Therapist & Musician
Jonathan Devoto - Dancer, Health Coach & Musician
Loryn Barbeau - Holistic Vocal and Performance Coach
Barb Siller - Yoga Instructor & Musician

11:00 AM • Small Theater
PROMOtivation! - Inspire and Enhance Connections through Marketing and Promotions
Paige Clem (mod) - Marketing Director for High Sierra Music
Mindi Levine - DJ at 99.3 The Vine & Music Marketer
M Florentino Buenaventura - CEO at EnterTalk Radio
Barbara Leung - RemixNoise

11:00 AM • Big Theater
Revival of Vinyl
Gordon Elgart (moderator) - Founder Spinning Platters
Ben Givarz - Artist Relations Mgr
Michael David Carney - Co-owner of Gulch Alley Music Studio
Jacob Horowitz - Record Scientist
Sarah Sexton - Owner at OIM Records

12:00 PM • Front Cabaret Stage
How to Use Social Media Better
Isabelle Garson (moderator) - CCO at Second Octave Media
Michael Brandvold - CEO Michael Brandvold Marketing
Bryce David Dow-Williamson - CEO at Second Octave Media
David A Sikorski - Senior Editor at EARMILK
Bob Duskis - President & Co-Founder of Six Degrees Records

12:00 PM • Small Theater
The Musician's Tech Tool Kit
Peter B. Jacobsen (moderator)- Studio Manager at Music City SF
Patti Silverman - Advisor at SF MusicTech Summit & Consultant
Todd Tate - Co-founder of Musical Turk
Aliza Hava - Founder of Musician's BASS
Cory Zechmann - Project Manager at TuneIn

12:00 PM • Large Theater
Got Gigs? Coffeeshops, Corporate, and Clubs
Brian Bergeron (moderator) - Ivy Hill Entertainment
Travis Hayes Busse - Talent Buyer at Neck of The Woods
Sarah - Booking at Boom Boom Room
Omar Peña - Event Coordinator and Promoter
KC Turner - Concert Promoter via KC Turner Presents

LUNCH BREAK

2:00 PM • Front Cabaret Stage
Artist Management
Josh Windmiller (moderator) - Manager, Producer & Artist
Casey Shafer - CEO Burning House Management
Victor Casillas Valle - Artist Manager at Counter Culture Group
Barbara M Wahli - Artist Manager via Barb Rocks
Brendan Dreaper - Band Manager at Mixtape Artist Management
Fred Hausman III - CEO Prize Fighter Records

2:00 PM • Small Theater
How to Write Better Songs
Jared Swanson (moderator) - Lead Singer of Abbot Kinney
Emily Moldenhauer - Lead Singer of Emily Afton
Adam Brookes - Lead Singer of Dangermaker
Matt Roads - Freelance Musician & Ivy Hill Entertainment
Mona Khalifa Magno - Lead Singer of Twin Flame Medicine
Roem Baur - Singer-Songwriter

2:00 PM • Big Theater
BRANDING: How Defining Your Message Will Skyrocket Your Career
Kit Russell (moderator) Creative Consultant & Strategist
Lyle Burns - Creative Consultant & Strategist
Zen Zenith - Musician & Podcaster
Angela Mastrogiacomo - Music Publicist
Annie Bacon - Musician & Blogger

3:00 PM • Front Cabaret Stage
Musician Showmanship/Performance
Kanoa Blodgett (moderator) - Owner of Neck of The Woods
Dylan Charles Germick - Lead Singer of Planet Booty (Oakland)
Reed Cameron Fox - Lead Singer of DéCollage (Denver)
Lalin St. Juste - Lead Singer of The Seshen (Bay Area)
Sivan Lioncub - Lead Singer of Everyone Is Dirty (Oakland)
Emily Sevin - Photographer

3:00 PM • Small Theater
Music Law: Online and On Stage
Mark Pearson (moderator) - Entertainment Attorney
Vivek Sridharan - Entertainment Attorney
Jon Duman - Entertainment Attorney
Ben Van Houten - Entertainment Office City Hall

3:00 PM • Big Theater
Sound & Engineering
Seth Lael (moderator) - Sound Engineer
Michael Romanowski - Mastering Engineer at Coast Mastering
Starita - Producer, Engineer & Artist
Jesse Cassar - Audio Engineer & Talent Buyer
Carmen Caruso - Music Producer
Gabriel Sean Armstrong - Sound engineer

4:00 PM • Big Theater
Keynote: What is Success?
Stefan Aronsen (Moderator) - Balanced Breakfast Co-Founder
Aaron Axelsen - Alt 105 Music Director
John Vanderslice - Tiny Telphone Recording
Mike Deni - Geographer

5:00 PM - CLOSE • Front Cabaret Stage

AFTER PARTY
LIVE MUSIC BY:
Gutter Swan
Moonray
Mona Khalifa Magno

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Balanced Breakfast Launches App On iOS & Android

You know that feeling you get when you realize you’ve found your tribe? For many, it feels like everything has clicked, and your journey has finally led you to a community that supports your efforts. This support gives you stronger motivation, you now have people who are counting on you. The people in your tribe want you to succeed, and they are by your side to aid you through the tough times. Sound like something you’re looking for? Good news! These are the core values of Balanced Breakfast!

Balanced Breakfast had its first meeting in 2013, with co-founders Stefan Aronsen and Andy Freeman. The original concept was a support group for their close friends. They envisioned a weekly breakfast meeting of five to ten friends around a small table at a diner in San Francisco. Their small group quickly grew, however, and in a short period of time Balanced Breakfast had spread to 20 U.S. cities and 2 international cities: Toronto and Bogota.

“In an industry where you often do business with friends, Balanced Breakfast is a way to find the friends you want to do business with.” - Andy Freeman

Balanced Breakfast meetings vary by location, but they share the same format; each meeting discusses solutions to the challenges that every professional faces in the music industry. Balanced Breakfast’s community helps launch individual careers by strengthening the city’s existing music scene. While there is a strong networking component to Balanced Breakfast, it is at its core about building community, and the idea that we are stronger together than we are alone—a philosophy that has allowed for its massive expansion in the three years since its inception.

“Breakfast was a good way to bring local communities together to chat about projects and discuss topics in the music industry” explains Aronsen. “When we started, I couldn’t have predicted how much interest there would be, both nationally and internationally. Other cities recognized the power of grassroots collaboration, the music and art that spring forth from that energy, and the meaningful human connections gained.”

In 2017, after nearly three years of eating breakfast and listening to the needs of music industry professionals, Stefan finally realized what music industry professionals needed. In an industry that thrives on who you know, members of BB were hungry for more connections to the scene. After heavy research into how professionals connect digitally, Stefan knew it was time to create the BB app. It was then that he recruited his long-time friend Levi Winkler to help him make Balanced Breakfast an LLC and launch its first product.

"Our city meetups created the physical foundation for Breakfast. The BB Music App provides our members a digital framework to build on that foundation," Levi says.

With the introduction of the brand new BB app, Balanced Breakfast is expanding its reach. They have experienced success with IRL meetings, the app will help increase the network reach, digitally. The goal of the app is similar to the goal of the meetings, aid people with finding community and offer a resource of industry information. Currently the app is a great way to find fans, musicians, and industry professionals in your city and around the world. Users can filter the people in the app based on profession, skill, genre, and specific needs, like “looking for show.” Ultimately, the app makes it more convenient than ever to connect with the community around you. It’s like LinkedIn for the music industry—but cooler … way cooler!

Download the BB Music App to start connecting with industry professionals in your city and around the world!

Check out the interview with Stefan Aronsen in The Prelude Press!

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The Go Ahead Release "About To Burst" Single

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After a few months on only being able to hear the new single on Live105's Soundcheck program, The Go Ahead release their long-awaited single "About To Burst" on all major outlets, followed by news that their new EP named In Harms Way will be coming on this Fall.  You can buy "About To Burst" on iTunes and stream the catchy tune on Spotify.

The Go Ahead was also featured in Infectious Magazine for their 'The Other Gig' series earlier this month.

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Planet Booty Hitting Midwest In Support Of TWRP

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Planet Booty returns to the Midwest in October, hitting six cities in support of the incredible TWRP out of Toronto. If your in the Midwest, you do not want to miss these shows -- the amount of ridiculousness and sweat simply cannot be measured. Get your tickets now!

10/3: Shank Hall - Milwaukee
10/4: First Avenue - Minneapolis
10/6: Subterranean - Chicago
10/7: Gabe's - Iowa City
10/9: House of Blues - Cleveland
10/10: The Pike Room - Detroit

Plus don't miss Planet Booty's next big Bay Area show at The Independent on Thursday, November 30th!!

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Planet Booty Release "Naked" Album + Release Show 9/9

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Electro-funk-dance trio Planet Booty dropped their new album "Naked" today!   The album is available on vinyl, as well as on all digital stores and streaming sites (links below).

Come celebrate the release at The Chapel in San Francisco on Saturday September 9th and funk out to the new tunes and of course your favorite Booty classics with special guest and queer glam punk queens Bitch Please.

LINKS:
iTunes: https://goo.gl/7PHXk9
Spotify: https://goo.gl/CTZo5j
Bandcamp: https://goo.gl/G9vDJK

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Planet Booty Release New Single & Announce Pacific Northwest Tour

Planet Booty released their sexy summer single "Sex Is In The Air" today, which can be found on iTunes, Bandcamp, and SoundCloud.

The high-energy electro-funk/dance trio also announced their Pacific Northwest "NAKED Tour" Phase 2 with stops in Medford, Corvallis, Eugene, Hood River, Olympia, Seattle, and Portland, ending with them playing the Oregon Eclipse Festival at Big Prairie Summit. Plus don't miss their tour kick-off show in Oakland at the Starline Social Club on Friday July 28th.

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Martay Releases "Hate Me" Video + Discmakers Featuring Her Album Art

Martay released her official video for "Hate Me" last month, a song inspired by something her brother said to her when they were younger.

In other great news, Discmakers asked if they could feature Martay's album's artwork in their magazine!  Martay is so honored that she's offered to help others with their designs, album artwork, websites, marketing strategies, etc., so if you need graphics help, hit her up via her social media pages.

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