News Update 28 February 2008

February 28, 2008 – 09:42

With the CD now mixed and completed and the video in the final editing stage, The Authentics have decided to launch both together with a Video Premiere and CD Launch Party at The Polar Bear, Leicester, UK on 7th March 08. The band will be in attendance; there will be surprise events, merchandise and the CDs themselves available for fans all culminating with the video premiere on the venue’s big screen at 9:30pm. The band would like to direct their fans to URL which is organising an online auction to help S.P.R.I.N.G. (Supporting Parents and Relatives in Neo-natal Grief), the MS Society and Samaritans. The Authentics along with others including The Almighty, Gut Records, Fender, Stereophonics, Kids In Glass Houses, Funeral For a Friend and Thunder have donated for the auction which is being staged during March 08 and will be held on ebay

Pennywise – one of the world’s most credible and influential punk bands will release their new album ‘Reason To Believe’ through Epitaph in Europe. The album, out on Myspace Records in the US, will be available in Europe on March 24th. Epitaph Europe will release the album as a standard CD, with a value added DVD. ‘Reason To Believe’ will also be available in a limited-edition vinyl version with DVD and two bonus tracks, not availabke in any other format

Music industry legends Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, founding members of the legendary music group The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, have recently reissued their back catalog on CD. Flo & Eddie’s CD reissuess can be obtained through the duo’s official website as well as Amazon. For more info visit URL

Tattooed Millionaires have got some great shows coming up in LA as well as a 2wk tour of Southwestern US that kicks off April 26th. Late May will find them in NY for some select shows. September will take them once again to Europe and January 09 will take them to Australia for the first time. In between all this travelling they will be shooting a couple of music videos, putting forth a 3rd album and working hard to get out their message of freedom. Tattooed Millionaires have partnered with Blast My Music to provide an easy and very affordable way to get their music. Not only that, but through their affiliate program they can cut you in on the action! Would you like to own a piece of the action? Just sign up at URL. As a customer/fan, do a search for Tattooed Millionaires and grab the code to your webpages, blogs and social networking sites and receive a 5% commission on all sales through your player. The guys have also just kicked off their FAN ART CONTEST II: “The time has come once again to show off your artistic skills. We want you to draw, paint or doodle your way to the winner’s circle. Choose a member of the band or choose the whole band as a subject – best art submission wins a TM Merch Pack and autographed drum head! Simply send us a link to your masterpiece for consideration and inclusion in our fan art gallery. We look forward to seeing your vision of Tattooed Millionaires! Contest ends May 21st so get going…”

Devil Dolls Booking, Crawlspace Booking, TKO Records & Hellcat Records are teaming up for this year’s annual SXSW Music Fest to present a fantastic showcase that will feature some of their top touring artists. The combined package boasts a total of 9 artists. The combined package boasts a total of 9 artists… 5 headline acts and 3 up-and-comers including some of Austin’s most favorite locals. No Indie shoe-gazing, no emo-cuts, no pretentious ‘rock’ posturing; this show is a veritable “who’s who?” of old school punk, hardcore, streetrock, psychobilly and power pop! Names you know, names you’re soon to know, names you won’t forget. Sponsored by Lucky 13 Apparel, Dirty Devil Clothing and Sourpuss Clothing. Red Seven (Austin, TX, US) will be the place to be on Saturday 15 March

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