Tuesday, 12 July 2016

News: Rockers United Foundation Announce "Rock for Freedom" Benefit Show - July 28th with Papa Roach and more..


(Los Angeles, CA – July 13, 2016) Veteran photographer Kevin Estrada has shot some of rock's biggest names over the years - Nirvana, Kiss, REM, Green Day, Fergie, etc. Once more, he is using his connections in the world of rock for a good cause – to fight human trafficking, through the celebrity charity event, "Rock For Freedom," on July 28th at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood fueled by Monster Energy.

"Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world today – second only to drug activity. This is tragically happening to hundreds of thousands of girls, and boys, every year - some of these girls are as young as 7 years old. This isn’t just happening elsewhere in the world, it’s happening right here in our own backyards,” states Estrada.

"Rock For Freedom," a mixture of live music and celebrity bowling, will begin at 6:30 pm with all-star rock n’ roll bowling teams where fans can auction to win a spot on the team and bowl alongside their favorite musicians. Some of the scheduled bowling captains include members of Hoobastank, Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, legendary bass player Rudy Sarzo, current Ozzy bass player Blasko, an all-star team of classic LA Metal legends, and lots more being scheduled. Throughout the night will be silent auctions and raffles featuring autographed guitars, skateboards, books, set lists, drum cymbals, etc. by such bands and artists as KORN, Rammstein, Papa Roach, Backstreet Boys, Devil Driver, Trivium, Lita Ford, Motley Crue, Atreyu, Slayer, Anti-Flag and more. Papa Roach will perform a headline set at the event, with local acts Edge Of Paradise and The Mendenhall Experiment sharing the stage.

Like Estrada’s successful "Rockers Against Trafficking" previous all-star benefit show at Paladino's in Tarzana, CA, the proceeds from this event will help to rebuild the lives of these young victims with housing, medical assistance, legal aid, and job placement. These donations will also be used to build and set up monitoring stations on the borders between countries that are known for human trafficking. Estrada says, “Our goal is not only to raise awareness, and to fight Human Trafficking here in the United States, but to contribute to the rescue and rehabilitation of its young victims.”

You can learn more about the foundation and watch the PSA/TV Spot starring Nikki Sixx, Lemmy Kilmister, Nick Carter and Mark McGrath on their web site : www.RockersUnited.org.

Tickets are on sale now at LuckyStrikeLive.com and are very limited. For more info, to learn how to help and to donate, visit RockersUnited.org The Rockers United Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity founded by LA rock photographer (and father) Kevin Estrada. All donations are tax deductible.

Jesse Dayton: ​Tour with The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band



​Tour with The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band &

The Supersuckers This Fall…

(Los Angeles, CA – July 7, 2016) – Texas guitarist, singer/songwriter JESSE DAYTON releases his new album, The Revealer, on September 16t via his new record deal with Blue Elan Records. DAYTON, the country-blues-punk guitarist from Beaumont, TX, has been building a cult following around the globe, playing 180 shows a year in North America and Europe, with his guitar shredding, country-infused, Americana sound.
Recorded in Houston at the Gulf Coast’s hit factory, SugarHill Studios, The Revealer puts DAYTON’s considerable talent on full display as he plays guitar, bass, percussion, and keys, as well as singing his own harmonies. He’s assisted by childhood buddy Eric Tucker, Mike Stinson, and Eric Hughes on drums, and Austin ringers Riley Osbourne (piano and B3) and Beth Chrisman (fiddle). Evans and engineer Steve Christensen, a Grammy Award winner for his engineering work on Steve Earle’s 2009 Grammy nominated album Townes, round out DAYTON’s dream team. “John and I go way back to our days in Houston,” DAYTON explains, “and once we got in the studio it felt like the ghosts of Freddy Fender, George Jones, and Doug Sahm were in the room with us. They all recorded massive hits there with Huey Meaux and there’s just such a powerful vibe. You’re surrounded by all this Texas music history and that’s inspiring.”

The Revealer starts right off with a bang, from the track titled "Daddy Was A Badass,” a driving piece recalling the hard charging life of DAYTON’s own father and uncles. This opening track explains a whole hell of a lot about who JESSE DAYTON is and why he sounds so different from the current wave of Americana artists. Other highlights include "Three Pecker Goat” which Dayton co-wrote with longtime friend and Americana star Hayes Carll and a duet on "Match Made In Heaven" with Austin songbird Brennan Leigh.

An early chance meeting with Austin blues impresario Clifford Antone (the man who discovered Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughn, Charlie Sexton, Doyle Bramhall Sr. & Jr, etc.), led to an invitation for DAYTON to “come to Austin and play Antone’s, anytime.” This priceless exposure, coupled with the #1 ranking of his first record, Raisin’ Cain(1995) on Americana radio, led to DAYTON being hired at a young age to play with his heroes. DAYTON played lead guitar for Waylon Jennings’ on the album Right For The Time and on Ray Prices' Prisoner of Love. Then he recorded with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Johnny Bush & played live with Kris Kristofferson & his hero Glen Campbell. DAYTON formed his own label in 2002, Stag Records, and began his most prolific recording period. He recorded five solo records, one duet record and one live record, all on Stag. He also recorded two soundtrack recordings, Devil’s Rejects and Halloween 2, for rocker/director Rob Zombie. DAYTON also found time to act in movies and music videos, produce several records for other artists (the latest being Supersuckers front man Eddie Spaghetti’s The Value Of Nothing on Bloodshot Records), write two screenplays, and most recently write and direct the horror movie, Zombex starring Malcolm McDowell, Sid Haig, John Doe, and Lew Temple (The Walking Dead).

DAYTON is currently on tour with X’s John Doe hitting Colorado, Kansas City and Houston in July. He’ll head out for more solo shows in August, up and down the west coast ending with the Rock N Rye Music Festival in Mammoth on Labor Day. Beginning October 7th, DAYTON will join his good friends, the Supersuckers, and The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band on a full U.S. Tour. Current tour dates are below with more dates TBA.

W/John Doe
WED JUL 6 - Ft. Collins, CO Surfside 7
THR JUL 7 - Denver, CO Lions Lair
FRI JUL 8 - Denver, CO Lions Lair
SAT JUL 9 - Denver, CO Lions Lair
TUE JUL 12 – Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads
FRI JUL 15 – Houston, TX Mucky Duck

Solo Dates
TUE AUG 16 – Troutdale, OR Edgefield Red Shed
WED AUG 17 – Bend, OR Ol St. Francis Father Luke Room
THR AUG18 – Portland, OR Kennedy School
FRI AUG 19 – Forest Grove, OR Grand Lodge Pats Corner
SUN AUG 21 – Bothell, WA Anderson School – The Shack
TUE AUG 23 – Centralia, WA Olympic Theater
MON SEPT 4 – Mammoth, CA – Rock N Rye Music Festival

w/The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and the Supersuckers:

FRI OCT 7 – Englewood, CO, Gothic Theater
SAT OCT 8 - Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Lounge
SUN OCT 9- Boise, ID, Neurolux
THR OCT 13 – Bellingham, WA, The Green Frog
FRI OCT 14 - Seattle, WA, Tractor Tavern
SAT OCT 15 - Portland, OR, Dante's
SUN OCT 16 – Bend, OR, Volcanic Theatre Pub
TUE OCT 18 - Sacramento, CA, Goldfield Trading Post
WED OCT 19 - San Francisco, CA, Bottom Of The Hill
THR OCT 20 - Petaluma, CA, Mystic Theatre
FRI OCT 21 - San Jose, CA, The Ritz
SAT OCT 22 - San Luis Obispo, CA, Slo Brewing Co
MON OCT 24 – Los Angeles, CA, Echoplex
TUE OCT 25 – Las Vegas, NV, Backstage Bar
THR OCT 27- San Diego, CA, The Casbah
SAT OCT 29 - Phoenix, AZ, Valley Bar
SUN OCT 30 – Tucson, AZ Club Congress
WED NOV 2 – San Antonio, TX, Sam’s Burger Joint
THR NOV 3 – Dallas, TX, Gas Monkey
FRI NOV 4 – Austin, TX, Antone’s
SAT NOV 5 - Houston, TX, Fitzgerald’s
SUN NOV 6 - New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s
MON NOV 14 - Atlanta, GA, Masquerade Hell Stage
TUE NOV 15 - Athens, GA, 40 Watt
WED NOV 16 - Asheville, NC, Asheville Music Hall
THR NOV 17 – Carrboro, NC, Cat's Cradle
SAT NOV 19 - Philadelphia, PA, Milkboy
SUN NOV 20 – Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Sound Stage

Dweezil Zappa: Plays Whatever the F@%k He Wants - Cease and Desist Tour 2016

I'm excited to announce 38 more "Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the F@%k He Wants: Cease and Desist Tour 2016" dates! Tickets for these shows go on sale this Friday, the 15th of July, at 10am local time. Click here on Friday to get your tickets. Tour merch can be purchased here (zero proceeds will go to the Zappa Family Trust) and I'd love to see photos of you in it in my "Do Whatever You Want" contest here.

Here are the exisiting and new dates
July 14 - Pori, Finland - Get Tickets
July 15 - St Julien en Genevois, France - Get Tickets
July 16 - Montreux, Switzerland - Get Tickets
July 18 - Milan, Italy - Get Tickets
July 19 - Lorrach, Germany - Get Tickets
July 20 - Vienna, Austria - Get Tickets
July 22 - Tromso, Norway - Get Tickets

Sept 29 San Juan Capsitrano The Coach House
Sept 30 Agora Hills, CA Canyon Club
Oct 1 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Resort
Oct 2 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 4 Missoula, MT The Wilma Theatre
Oct 5 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Concert House
Oct 6 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Oct 7 Jackson, WY Pink Garter Theatre
Oct 8 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
Oct 9 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Oct 11 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
Oct 12 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
Oct 13 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room
Oct 14 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre
Oct 15 Covington, KY Madison Theatre
Oct 16 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
Oct 19 Quebec City, QC Imperial Theater
Oct 20 Montre al, QC Club Soda
Oct 21 Portland, ME State Theatre
Oct 22 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino
Oct 23 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Oct 25 Albany, NY The Egg
Oct 26 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
Oct 27 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center
Oct 28 Fairfield, CT The Warehouse
Oct 29 Plymouth, NH Flying Monkey
Oct 30 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Oct 31 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere
Nov 2 Rochester, NY German House
Nov 3 Harrisburg, PA Whitaker Center
Nov 4 Munhall, PA Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
Nov 5 Kent, OH Kent Stage
Nov 6 Richmond, VA The National
Nov 7 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Nov 9 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
Nov 10 Houston, TX Warehouse Live Ball room
Nov 11 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
Nov 12 New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s

Lari Basílio: Ever Be - Bethel Music - everyday we wake up is a good day

This is not a promotional video. This is a devotional.
Meu devocional, com erros e acertos.
Obrigada Jesus!

Ever Be (Bethel Music) - Lari Basilio

Angel Vivaldi, Mike Keneally, Per Nilsson, Nili Brosh: Melody Writing Contest: Inspiration from the Greats

With just a few weeks left in the "A Matter of Perception" melody contest, a few of your favorite players have come up with some amazing hooks and melodies to inspire you to create your own! In this video, Angel Vivaldi, Mike Keneally, and Per Nilsson show off their creative melodies for your aural enjoyment. Entries are going strong for the contest, but we want to see more!! Thank you to everyone that has sent in a melody so far!

For more details about this contest, check out:
Contest page: www.premierguitar.com/nilibroshcontest
Contest video: https://youtu.be/Vw1BYy_urM0

For more from Nili Brosh, check out:
Website: nilibrosh.com
Facebook: facebook.com/NiliBroshMusic/
Instagram: instagram.com/nilibrosh
Twitter: twitter.com/nilibrosh
Official store: http://nilibrosh.spinshop.com/
YouTube: youtube.com/user/NiliWafers

Thanks to Angel Vivaldi, Mike Keneally, and Per Nilsson!

Angel Vivaldi's official site: http://www.angelvivaldiofficial.com/
Per's Nilsson's official page: https://www.facebook.com/scarguitar?f...
Mike Keneally's official site: http://www.keneally.com/

PG Melody Writing Contest: Inspiration from the Greats

My friend Nili Brosh has teamed up with Premier Guitar and launched a 'melody writing contest', using her song "A Matter of Perception" as a backing track for the contestants to compose their melodies on top of. The jury picking out the winner consists of Nili, Jason Becker, Marco Sfogli and Greg Howe.

PER NILSSON improvises picklessly over NILI BROSH's "A Matter of Perception"

Jess Lewis: Jeff - Original - this town needs post rock

Song I wrote dedicated to Jeff. Using Fender deluxe reverb amp, memory toy delay, & Ibanez AR2619, biggest thankyou to Ibanez for the amazing guitar \m/ xxxxx

Jess Lewis - Jeff (Original)