Will Hoge's The Living Room Sessions Out 10/12

Critically-acclaimed Nashville rocker Will Hoge is releasing an EP aptly titled THE LIVING ROOM SESSIONS on Ryko on Oct. 12 and will be joining Shinedown on tour throughout November and December.

The six-song acoustic EP was recorded in only two days in Hoge’s living room and features stripped-down versions of essential songs (“Long Gone,” “Favorite Waste of Time,” “Goodnight/Goodbye,” “Too Late Too Soon” and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”) from his latest album, THE WRECKAGE, and the fan favorite, “All Night Long,” from Hoge’s 2003 album,  BLACKBIRD ON A LONELY WIRE

“I like acoustic recordings that try to be different from the album versions,” says Hoge.  “We just got together and camped out at my house for a couple of days… it’s not a home studio, no real fancy set-up or multi-tracking.  The console was a laptop on a card table, and that same table also served simultaneously as the keyboard stand. There were no real overdubs or re-dos or pitch correct.  We just did it ‘til we liked it and let it be…not out of laziness, it just seemed to fit.”

Hoge, the relentless road warrior, kicked-off his headlining tour last weekend in Nashville, which will continue through October.  He’ll then join rockers Shinedown on their “Anything & Everything” tour kicking-off Nov. 4 in Tampa, Fl. and wrapping up in New Orleans, La. on Dec 9.  The tour spans over 25 major cities throughout the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast regions of the United States.  More dates will be announced shortly. 

1. Long Gone (Acoustic version)
2. Favorite Waste of Time (Acoustic version)
3. Goodnight / Goodbye (Acoustic version) 
4. Too Late Too Soon (Acoustic version)
5. Even If It Breaks Your Heart (Acoustic version)
6. All Night Long (Acoustic version)

More information regarding Hoge's upcoming tour is available at willhoge.com/tour.



The Posies' first release in three years, BLOOD/CANDY, is on sale now. The band charts unforseen territory on their new album while holding onto their well-known signature sound. The almost entirely self-produced record boasts melodic hooks, provocative lyrics and intricate layers of instrumentation that blend far-out, spacey sounds with sophisticated hues. Spin.com called the album "...a nuanced, playful romp," while USAToday.com said, "After all these years, the Posies haven't lost their sweet harmonies and catchy hooks."

BLOOD/CANDY is available now with exclusive fan bundles at theposies.hasawebstore.com. The album is also available on iTunes and Amazon as well as at local retailers.


Fran Healy's Buttercups Video

Fran Healy's video for "Buttercups" is streaming exclusively on Yahoo! Music now! 



"Buttercups" is the first single off Fran's debut solo album, Wreckorder. Wreckorder comes out on 10/5 and exclusive pre-order bundles are available now at franhealy.hasawebstore.com


Matt White has a Street Team

Matt White has officially joined the Rock The Street family. His new street team offers fans a way to connect, promote, and earn free prizes. Sign up now to check out the latest news and missions.


Will Hoge Live in Nashville & on UStream

Will Hoge is performing in Nashville this Saturday to kick off his Favorite Waste of Time Tour. His performance will be broadcast live on UStream for those fans that are unable to attend. Broadcast will begin at 9:00 PM CST.

Opening the show will be Angie Aparo and Josh Hoge. Doors open at 5:00 PM CST with performances beginning at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available now at http://bit.ly/tinroofwh

 Watch the stream of Will Hoge LIVE at the Tin Roof Inn this Saturday, 9/25, at 9:00 PM CST at www.willhoge.com


Exclusive Posies Fan Bundles Now Available

The Posies' newest release, Blood/Candy, comes out in one week. Exclusive fan-only bundles are now available at theposies.hasawebstore.com. Fans can order a vinyl bundle or a CD bundle, both of which come with an autographed poster, a Posies 1-inch button pack and an instant download of "The Glitter Prize" featuring Kay Hanley. 


Will Hoge on Tour

This fall, Will Hoge will be embarking on the Favorite Waste of Time Tour. The tour begins on September 25th with a hometown show in Nashville and ends in Greenville, SC on October 23rd. Joining Will on stage in Nashville will be be Angie Aparo and Will's own brother, Josh Hoge.

9/25 Nashville, TN - Backstage @ Tin Roof
10/6 Memphis, TN - The Hi Tone
10/7 Louisville, KY - Headliner's
10/8 Iowa City, IA - Gabe's
10/9 Toledo, OH - Headliner's
10/10 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
10/13 Knoxville, TN - The Square Room
10/14 Newport, KY - Southgate House
10/15 Columbus, OH - The Basement
10/16 Akron, OH - Tangiers
10/17 Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie's
10/20 Athens, GA - 40 Watt
10/21 Atlanta, GA - Vinyl
10/22 Johnson City, TN - Chrome
10/23 Greenville, SC - The Handlebar

Tickets are on sale now. 

Will Hoge will also be opening for Shinedown on the Anything & Everything Tour.

11/4 Tampa, FL - David A. Straz, Jr. Cener
11/5 Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
11/6 Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli Theatre
11/8 Richmond, VA - The National
11/9 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
11/10 Washington DC - Warner Theatre
11/12 Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
11/13 Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre & Performing Arts Center
11/15 Albany, NY - The Egg
11/16 Scranton, PA - The Weinberg Theatre
11/18 Westbury, NY - Theatre at Westbury
11/19 Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
11/20 Atlantic City, NJ - Showboat Hotel & Casino - House of Blues
11/22 Wilmington, DE - Grand Opera House
11/23 Youngston, OH - Powers Auditorium
11/24 Saginaw, MI - Dow Event Center - Heritage Theatre
11/26 Davenport, IA - Alder Theatre
11/27 Minneapolis, MN - State Theater
11/29 Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
11/30 Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater
12/4 Springfield, MO - Gillioz Theatre
12/6 Tulsa, OK - Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino Event Center
12/9 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues

Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 18th on Ticketmaster.

Accompanying Will on tour will be his upcoming EP, The Living Room Sessions, out on 10/12. The EP was recorded in Will's living room and puts an acoustic twist on some favorite tracks from his album, The Wreckage



Free Acoustic Matt White Track

Matt White is currently giving away a free acoustic mp3 of "Falling In Love (With My Best Friend)" and all you have to do is tweet about it. More details are available at http://bit.ly/mattwhite


Matt White's It's The Good Crazy Out NOW

Matt White's debut Ryko release, It's The Good Crazy, is out now! Matt retreated to Woodstock, NY to record where he broke away from modern trends by recording entirely on analog tape, allowing any and all happy accidents to stay in the songs.

It's The Good Crazy is available now with exclusive "Crazy Good" fan bundles at mattwhite.hasawebstore.com. The album is also available on iTunes and Amazon, as well as at local retailers. 


Bill Hicks' Essential Collection Out NOW

Bill Hicks' new box set, The Essential Collection, is available in stores today. The 2 CD/2 DVD set encompasses Bill's short but influential career as a satirist, social critic and stand-up comedian.

VanityFair.com has an exclusive video clip from The Essential Collection in which a 19 year old Bill performs at the Comix Annex in Houston, TX. Bill Hicks’ extraordinary social commentary is as fresh and stunning today as it was in the 80‘s and 90’s.  He engaged his audiences by confronting mainstream beliefs and hypocrisy in a manner that provoked thought as well as laughter. Bill called himself “Chomsky with dick jokes” and The New Yorker described him as an “exhilarating comic thinker in a renegade class all his own.” Bill’s career was short in span, but powerful in impact.

The Essential Collection is available now with exclusive fan bundles at billhicks.hasawebstore.com. The album is also available on Amazon and at local retailers. 


Matt White's Listening Party

Feeling a little anxious for Matt White's new album, It's The Good Crazy, to come out? Curve your nerves for a little while by heading over to AOL Music to preview the entire album! Don't forget to pick up Matt's album, in stores tomorrow, 9/14.

Fan-only packges are available at mattwhite.hasawebstore.com. The deluxe "Crazy Good" bundle includes an exclusive "I'm The Good Crazy" t-shirt, an autographed CD, and a poster. Digital pre-orders are available at iTunes and Amazon


Sam & Ruby Want To Date You

Sam & Ruby want to cook you dinner and serenade you for a night in Nashville, TN. Ruby, a secretly skilled chef, and Sam, a masterful chocolatier, will prepare a gourmet 4-course dinner to be shared between you, a guest, and Sam & Ruby followed by a private serenade of songs performed by Sam & Ruby just for you!

This unforgettable experience is currently being auctioned on eBay and proceeds go to benefit Porter's Call.


Bill Hicks Featured on BrooklynVegan

BrooklynVegan.com is featuring an article about Bill Hicks' upcoming box set, The Essential Collection, out on September 14th. The site's feature includes downloads of two tracks, the "Please Do Not Disturb" skit and "Turn Your Mind Over To Your Heart" as well as videos of Bill's stand-up. 

Pre-order The Essential Collection at billhicks.hasawebstore.com.


Watch Matt White Fall In Love

The video for "Falling In Love (With My Best Friend)" off of Matt White's It's The Good Crazy is here! The video premiered this week on AOL's Popeater and centers around several of Matt's female fans playing a game of "snatch the singer's hat." As the women wander about the city in Matt's fedora, they make their way to a small club where they find Matt jamming on the piano and steel guitar. Check it out!


Megan McCormick Performing at 2010 Sounds of Summer Concert Series

This Thursday, 9/9, Megan McCormick will be performing as part of the Dos Equis 2010 Sounds of Summer Concert Series, sponsored by i105.3, Knoxville's Independent Radio. The concert takes place aboard the Watts Bar Belle Riverboat during a scenic evening cruise on Fort Loudon Lake. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling (865) 988-5858. Ticket includes concert, cruise and food.


Megan McCormick's Early Show Performances

If you didn't get a chance to see Megan McCormick on Saturday morning's Early Show on CBS, you are in luck. Megan's performances are now online! Watch her performing "Do Right" here and watch an interview and her performance of "Oh My Love" here.


The Posies New Single OUT TODAY!

The Posies newest single "The Glitter Prize" featuring Kay Hanley is available now for download on iTunes.

"The Glitter Prize" is taken from the upcoming September 28th release, Blood/Candy, available on CD, 180 Gram Vinyl LP, and Digital Download.


Bill Hicks' Exclusive Collection Available for Pre-Order

Bill Hicks' new store, billhicks.hasawebstore.com, has launched with exclusive pre-order offers for his new CD/DVD set, The Essential Collection. The Deluxe Bundle includes The Essential Collecton box set, as well as a limited edition t-shirt and laminate with lanyard. 


Matt White Webstore Launches a Crazy Good Exclusive Fans-Only Package!

Mattwhite.hasawebstore.com launches with 3 different special package offers: the deluxe package includes an exclusive “I’m The Good Crazy” t-shirt, poster and autographed CD.


Big News for Megan McCormick!

This Saturday's Early Show performance is the latest in a wave of press adulation for Megan McCormick.  A recent USA Today review hailed her ability to “deliver both a bluesy punch and a sense of genuine refinement,” calling her “tough and tender, cool and classy.”  McCormick will also perform September 20 on the nationally syndicated Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, and recently taped a session for NPR Mountain Stage. Lastly, don't forget to check out a live performance of "Addiction," captured at one of her recent shows!


Megan McCormick on CBS Early Show!

This Saturday, 9/4, Megan McCormick will be a featured performer on the CBS Early Show's Second Cup Cafe segment! Check your local listings to find out when the Early Show airs in your area.

Also, don't forget Megan's debut album, Honest Words, is available for download on iTunes and on CD on Amazon!