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by Kristi Lee // Tuesday, July 29, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


Rise Against today announced dates and cities for their fall headlining tour which coincides with the release of their new album, Appeal To Reason, to be released on October 7th.

The tour will kick off on October 2nd in Cleveland, OH at the Time Warner Cable Amphitheater with supporting acts Alkaline Trio, Thrice and The Gaslight Anthem. Tickets for the Rise Against tour go on sale nationally beginning Friday, August 8th

Rise Against Dates:

Calgary, AB, CAN Race City Speedway
11550 68 St. SE T2Z 3E8 Vans Warped Tour 2008

Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
16200 Can-Ada Road 83687 Vans Warped Tour 2008

Gorge, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
754 Silica Road NW 98848

St. Helens, OR Columbia Meadows
63701 Columbia River Hwy 97051

Fresno, CA Save Mart Center

Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre (formerly Coors Amphitheatre)
2050 Entertainment Cr. 91911 Vans Warped Tour

Mountain View, CA Shoreline Ampitheatre
One Amphitheatre Parkway 94043

Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheater
2677 Forty Mile Rd. 95901

Carson, CA Home Depot Center
18400 Avalon Blvd. 90746 Vans Warped Tour

Queen Creek, AZ Schnepf Farms

Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City
351 Canal Rd. 44022 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Toronto, CAN Sound Academy (formerly The Docks)
11 Polson Street M5A 1A4 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Worcester (Boston), MA Palladium
261 Main St. 01608 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre (formerly Oakdale Theatre)
95 South Turnpike Road 06492 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Albany, NY Washington Avenue Armory
195 Washington Avenue 12210 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
169 Ocean Blvd 03842 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Live
20 Market Place 21202 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
239 West 52nd Street 10036 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
421 N. 7th St. 19123 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues - Myrtle Beach
4640 Highway 17 South 29582 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
152 Luckie St NW 30303 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem


Saint Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
16 2nd St North 33701 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

West Palm Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
2000 S. Dixie Hwy. 33401-7714 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues - Orlando
1490 E. Buena Vista Dr. 32830 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Austin, TX Austin City Music Hall
208 Nueces 78701 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
520 Texas Ave. 77002 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Las Vegas, NV House of Blues - Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay Resort 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 89119 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
8 NW Sixth Ave. 97209-3607 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Vancouver, CAN Thunderbird Arena
6066 Thunderbird Blvd. V6T 1Z3 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Magna, UT Salt Air Theatre
One Saltair Drive 80444 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
1510 Clarkson St. 80218 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
1510 Clarkson St. 80218 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
3700 Broadway Suite 210 64111 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

St. Louis, MO The Pageant
6161 Delmar 63112 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Milwaukee, WI The Rave
2401 West Wisconsin 53233 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Minneapolis, MN Myth
3090 Southlawn Dr 55109 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Chicago, IL Congress Theater
2135 N. Milwaukee Ave. 60647 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
2525 Lake Eastbrook Blvd. 49546 w/Alkaline Trio, Thrice & The Gaslight Anthem

Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit

by Kristi Lee // Friday, July 25, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

The crazy guys from Hinder are taking it to the limit on their upcoming albumÂ…Literally! The band's sophomore album, Take It To The Limit, is coming 11/4 and they've just released their first single, "Use Me"! BUY "Use Me" on iTunes / Amazon Check them out on tour this summer with fellow multi-platinum rock act, 3 Doors Down!

Hinder - Lips of An Angel (Artist Commentary)
Free Videos at Roxwel

by Kristi Lee // Wednesday, July 23, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


Touring in support of its full-length debut Luna, National Product ( will co-headline "The Endless Summer Tour" sponsored by ABSOLUTEPUNK.NET with Victory Records recoriding act 1997. The six-week trek kicks off Thursday, August 14 in Bakersfield, Calif., running through September 27.

See National Product's brand new "Medicated" video on Singingfool

Catch "The Endless Summer Tour"

August 14 - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome

August 17 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

August 19 - Spokane, WA @ The Blvd

August 20 - Boise, ID @ The Venue

August 21 - Ogden, UT @ Club Boom

August 22 - Grand Junction, CO @ VFW Hall

August 23 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

August 24 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

August 27 - Kansas City, MO @ Mainstreet Café

August 29 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club

August 30 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar

September 2 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Platinum Lounge

September 3 - Rockville Centre, NY @ Vibe Lounge

September 5 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Café

September 7 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Steppin' Out

September 11 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

September 12 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth

September 19 - Dallas, TX @ The Door-Prophet Bar

September 20 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory

September 22 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

September 24 - Las Vegas, NV @ Jillian's

September 26 - Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory

September 27 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

by Kristi Lee // Tuesday, July 22, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


Pro surfer/singer-songwriter Timmy Curan's hilarious new video for "Blue Eyes" is on ROXWEL!

Curran's CD Word Of Mouth hits stores tomorrow on Adeline Records (Jesse Malin, Broadway Calls, The Living End). He will be playing a special free show at Lou's Records in Encinitas, CA tomorrow at 6pm (434 N Coast Highway,

How Timmy Curran went from surfing star to budding rock star:

Some musicians have the opportunity to discover musical success at an astoundingly young age. Timmy Curran wasn't one of them. In fact, it wasn't until he was in late twenties did he fully realize the gifts of songwriting and vocal talent that had been tucked away, deep inside him. Unlike his professional surfing endeavors, this talent took several years to fully cultivate. "I tried for many years and I couldn't get it," Curran says. "When I was about 14, my dad bought me an acoustic guitar. And once I started playing, I got addicted to playing. I played for quite a few years." Coupled with the fact that one of his favorite high school subject was English, Curran slowly began to enjoy the time he spent writing potential songs. "From 16 to 27, I wrote all these songs and tried to sing them, but it was horrible."

The years as a struggling songwriter and performer finally paid off with one fateful trip across the Pacific a few years ago. Curran was in Japan and wrote a song called "If I Only Had A Way." He was in his hotel room and had recorded it on his MiniDisc recorder. "I listened to it and didn't bother me too much," he recalls. "I showed my wife and my brothers and they enjoyed it. I feel it was for me, a surprise and a blessing to overnight sing a song that didn't turn people away."

Armed with this fresh sense of accomplishment, Curran began to ramp up his writing process, in hopes that others would be as agreeable with his musical prowess. Shortly after his Japan jaunt, Curran was in Brazil for a surfing competition. However, he was sidelined with a ten-day waiting period, due to inclement weather. To pass the time, he began writing, and ended up penning two songs, "Horses on the Range" and "Joan." He returned home and found his friends and family taking a strong liking to these latest compositions. For Curran, something had definitely clicked.

One of Curran's friends, Rob Machado, submitted a song for compilation assembled by a Japanese record label and encouraged Curran to submit his MiniDisc recording. Two weeks later, Curran received the news that he would be included on the compilation. "I was so excited! I couldn't believe someone's going to use one of my songs," he says. A month later, Curran was offered to have "Horses on the Range" placed in documentary on legendary surfboard shaper Al Merrick. Curran subsequently performed at the premiere in front of 1,700 people at the Arlington Theatre. "I was so honored that one of my songs was going to be used in such an anticipated documentary. And I couldn't believe this was happening," Curran recalls. "Once it started going, it started going fast," he continues. "Next thing you know I'm opening for Switchfoot and Eisley." And then the Foo Fighters came calling, which had Curran - and his quickly-formed backing band - opening 11dates for the band's acoustic tour, including three nights at the famed Sydney Opera House. "I was so petrified playing in front of all their fans. I called my buddies Ryan Gleason and Andy Smith who were in another band and told them, 'I AM NOT going to play for the Foo Fighters fans by myself! We practiced for one month, about six to eight times before we went out with the Foo Fighters."

Curran's musical success was due to his sheer diligence and desire to perform. There was no pre-destined path for him to follow - everything was shaped in near serendipitous fashion. And to further his newly embraced momentum, he decided to commit his songs to record. Teaming up with producer Ian Nickus, Curran self-financed his debut album, tracking at studios in Malibu and at Nickus' quaint residence in the Hollywood Hills. The independent effort was reflected in this homespun decision: the drums were tracked in a garage, vocals in the bedroom, and everything else cut in the living room. It was a low-pressure situation that worked within Curran's budget.

The resulting release is the 11-track full-length Word of Mouth, which was initially released as a free download and promoted within the surfing community. According to Curran, songs on Word of Mouth generally revolve around "the ups and downs of life and the roller coaster we're all on, the good times, and the bad. I also feel like a lot of it is fighting for survival in this world, and the fight for what you believe. I believe in God, and that is a huge part of who I am, and no matter what, that's going to be in there - the struggles of life and believing in right and wrong."

With Word of Mouth finally getting its overdue exposure through the re-release via Adeline Records, the 30-year-old Curran's sensing similar feelings to his earlier rise to fame in the surfing community. "It actually feels exactly the same," Curran says. "The summer I turned 16, it was the second pro contest I entered, and next thing you know I'm against my heroes. You hop on this roller coaster and it's totally the same with music. The last two years have gone by in the blink of an eye. I'm so thankful that this had happened at the age I'm at now - if I was 17 or 19 and just trying to make the tour, it would've killed me. I'm older and I feel I have a better understanding. I am so thankful," he reiterates. "I don't know why I get to do THIS. I'm just pumped and I'm along for the ride. So, whatever happens, I'm just GRATEFUL for the opportunity."