Mary Lou Elliot and Al Smith Layed Down the Blues at the Concord Art, Wine and Beer Walk

The Art, Wine and Beer Walk in Concord California, where participants stroll around Todos Santos Plaza and Salvio Pacheco Courtyard while enjoying fine wine, craft beer and appetizers, viewing beautiful art, and meeting local artists. Musical Performers included Mary Lou Elliot, Al Smith and
The Breedloves.

Mary Lou Elliot

Mary Lou Elliot

Mary Lou Elliot comes from a musical family, and her husband used to work with Mick Fleetwood. Fleetwood Mac and their entourage helped to encourage Mary Lou to continue playing the flute and pursue her dreams as a performing artist.

Al Smith

Al Smith

Al Smith has been entertaining fans in the bay area for decades. He first came onto the scene with his band the Al Smith Group and released the popular Vinyl 45′ Young Girls on Ice “Afco Records” 1981. You can now find Al Smith performing his Blues Rock Sound at Festivals and venues throughout Northern California.

Here is a video with tons of pictures from the Art, Wine and Beer Walk. Enjoy!!!

Some Highlights from the Event:

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Young Performers

Young Performers

Local Artists

Local Artists

This Event was held on Saturday May 10, 2014, from 1:00 to 4:00pm

The Art Wine and Beer Walk is Brought to you by the
American Association of University Women or AAUW

For More Info on the AAUW Go To:

http://concord-ca.aauw.net/about-us

by Jeffrey A Swanson / Publisher / Editor / Writer

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Jenny Franck makes the Top 5 on Fanaticfarm.tv

Jenny Franck

Jenny Franck makes the Top 5 on Fanaticfarm.tv’s “Very Cool Now” with the Top 5 and 5 hosted by Oliver del Camino. Other great artists that made the list are: Katy Perry, John Legend, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Artic Monkeys and Vampire Weekend. Jenny Franck has had quite a break out year, receiving a lot of radio play, TV coverage and press. Also, the song Black Crows by Jenny Frank will be featured in the movie Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun Directed by Damien Dante, which is set to be released worldwide later this year via SGL Entertainment.

Pick up the Single “Black Crows” Today on iTunes:

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Jenny Franck

For More Info on Jenny Franck Go to:

www.jennyfranck.com

www.facebook.com/JennyFranckMusic

www.mtv.com/artists/jenny-franck

by Jeffrey A Swanson / Publisher / Editor / Writer

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The German Rock Band UNBREAKABLE Inks Deal with Dark Star Records

UNBREAKABLE

Dark Star Records in Association with Sony Music Entertainment has just signed the German Hard Rock Metal Band UNBREAKABLE. In the last few years UNBREAKABLE have built up a fan base in many European Countries such as Greece, France, Portugal, Poland, Russia, Japan, Australia, North and South America. The band has recorded their first album “KNOCKOUT” with producer HERMAN RAREBELL former Scorpions drummer and hit writer of songs like “Rock you Like a Hurricane”, “Blackout” and many more. The album was recorded at the PRINCIPAL STUDIOS in Muenster Germany and the KIDROOM STUDIO with MICHAEL VOSS who is the producer for Michael Schenker. Look for the full length album to be released worldwide later this year via Dark Star Records.

UNBREAKABLE is: Al Crespo (Vocals), Martin Ries (Guitar), Pascal Alles (Guitar),
Alex Ries (Drums) and Lukas Mittler (Bass)

Stream The New Single “Bad Blood” by UNBREAKABLE:

 

Album cover art design by Dirk illing “Sting in The Tail” and “Comeblack” from the Scorpions

MEET THE BAND:

Al Crespo (Vocals)

Al Crespo (Vocals)

 

Alex Ries (Drums)

Alex Ries (Drums)

 

Pascal Alles (Lead Guitar)

Pascal Alles (Lead Guitar)

 

Martin Ries (Guitar)

Martin Ries (Guitar)

 

Lukas Mittler (Bass)

Lukas Mittler (Bass)

 

For More Info on UNBREAKABLE go to:

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https://www.facebook.com/unbreakable.music

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AC/DC Thunderstruck Cello Duet Goes Viral with Over 15 Million Hits

Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, otherwise known as 2Cellos, have arranged their own version of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck from their 1990 album The Razors Edge. Since posting the version last week, the video has amassed more than a million views every day, and trended on the front page of YouTube.

AC/DC Two Cellos

The video features the two performers dressed in traditional costumes, performing what appears to be a Baroque concert to well-to-do members of society. The music quickly shifts from a Vivaldi-style cello duet to a full-blown rock cover, complete with bow hair breakages and cello percussion. Luka and Stjepan are shocked by just how well the video has gone down online, posting on Twitter and Facebook every time Thunderstruck reaches another million views. The cello duet have already wowed the musical world with their classical-rock crossovers, including instrumental versions of Supermassive Black Hole and Highway to Hell on their 2012 album In2ition.

AC/DC 2 Cellos

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Ron Keel Inks Deal with West Coast Merch and Celebrity Swag

Ron KeelVocalist/entertainer Ron Keel has signed with West Coast Merch/Celebrity Swag to launch an extensive merchandising campaign featuring Keel’s new “Metal Cowboy” merchandise. “The Metal Cowboy brand lends itself really well to a lot of different items,” Keel proudly explains. “It’s more than just an album cover; it’s a work of art that makes a statement about our way of life and our desire to stay wild forever!” Ron begins a fourth decade as a recording artist with the release of his first rock solo album “Metal Cowboy” and the release of his official autobiography “Even Keel: Life On The Streets Of Rock and Roll.” He first came to prominence as the frontman for Steeler in 1983, a mainstay on the early 80’s LA rock scene who went on to record one of the biggest selling independent hard rock albums of all time; he was able to turn that accomplishment into major label success with his own band KEEL, who went on to record three albums (two of which were produced by Gene Simmons) that charted in Billboard’s Hot 100. KEEL toured with and opened for heavyweights like Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Van Halen and Aerosmith. In the 90’s, Keel set his sights on country music and while touring the world as a country artist he also enjoyed contributing music to hit television shows such as “X-Files,” “Desperate Housewives,” and major theatrical films like “Chill Factor” and “The Messengers.” In 2009, KEEL (the band) reunited for a new album (“Streets Of Rock & Roll”) and tour dates across America and Europe, including festival appearances at M3, Rocklahoma, and many more. KEEL celebrates their 30th Anniversary as a band at the 2014 M3 Festival in Baltimore April 26th. Ron has also made his mark in radio with his own syndicated show, “Streets Of Rock & Roll.” The show just celebrated its 100th episode on over 50 stations worldwide. The brash rock-and-talk format is entertaining and informative and has featured appearances by rock stars, TV stars, authors, and industry insiders. In an effort to musically satisfy his metal heart and cowboy attitude, Ron Keel set out to create a sonic landscape where he could combine the best elements of both with his new project “Metal Cowboy.” The album, which was released in January, has received an overwhelmingly positive reaction from fans and media worldwide, and Ron will spend a lot of time on the road promoting the album, book, and merchandise across the country and beyond. Confirmed performances include the 2014 Monsters Of Rock Cruise & the Hollywood Show. “I’m really excited to be working with West Coast Merch/Celebrity Swag,” Keel proclaims. “They share my vision of creating a variety of quality merchandise that not only looks cool but is useful in everyday life. So, I can’t wait to crack open my first beer with the Metal Cowboy keychain bottle opener!”

Metal Cowboy Album

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE NEW ALBUM (Autographed by Ron Keel)

Even Keel Autobiography

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE BOOK (Autographed by Ron Keel)

And Check out Ron Keel’s Full Line of Merchandise:

View Merchandise

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CONQUEST Unleash Their “Killer” New Lyric Video For the Song “Live Free or Die”

Conquest

The St. Louis Metal Band “CONQUEST” have just returned from the NAMM Show in Anaheim California. And upon returning home, a member of the Conquest Family “Joey Saturn” had produced a new lyric video for the song “Live Free or Die”. Conquest would like to Thank Joey for this contribution, and the band would also like to thank all of their Family, Friends and Fans for all the continued support!!! And, So this video is for You, and all of our Metal Brothers!!!

FROM THEIR NEW ALBUM “THE WAR WE RAGE”

The War We Rage

For Purchase Options and to find out more about Conquest go to:

www.darkstarrecords.com/conquest.htm

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Lita Ford, Vixen and Bloody Mary Announce Epic Concert at the The Arcada Theatre in the USA

The Women of Rock are coming together for an “Epic Concert” at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles Illinois. This landmark event brings together over two decades of women in Hard Rock and Metal.

Lita Ford: A British born rocker who grew up on the streets of L.A., Lita Ford is considered one of the most important female representatives of the rock genre. Being a founding member of the Runaways, one of the first girl groups who unexpectedly broke down barriers in the punk era as well as the male-dominated world of rock music, causing a stir with their six rebellious releases. Following the demise of the Runaways, LITA FORD concentrated on her own career and now looks back on many memorable hits including: the chart topping duet with Ozzy Osbourne Close Your Eyes Forever, What Do You Know About Love, Shot Of Poison, Larger Than Life and Kiss Me Deadly. With the release of Living Like a Runaway, expect many more songs to be added to the list of hits.

Lita Ford

Vixen was founded in St Paul, MN by guitarist Jan Kuehnemund. Driven by rock star dreams, like so many before her, Kuehnemund packed up her group and headed for Hollywood. Kuehnemund soon re-tooled the lineup to include vocalist Janet Gardner, drummer, Roxy Petrucci, and bassist Share Pedersen Ross. Vixen quickly built their reputation playing the infamous Sunset Strip and signed a major label deal with EMI. Vixen’s first hit single, “Edge of a Broken Heart” penned by Richard Marx and Fee Waybill (The Tubes) blasted onto the Billboard charts fueled by heavy video rotation on MTV. Their self-titled freshmen LP garnered two more knee droppers with “Cryin’” and “Love made Me” both charting on the Billboard hot 100 top 40. It was the group’s live performances opening for the Scorpions, Ozzy and Bon Jovi that established Vixen as a premiere rock act to be taken seriously.

Vixen

Dark Star Records Artist Bloody Mary, the all girl teenage rock band is the newest group of Hard Rock Females to Explode onto the Scene. In just this past year this wild bunch of teenage vixens have played major music events like the Indianapolis Metal Fest, picked up endorsements, performed at NAMM in Anaheim California, made a cameo appearance in the movie Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun, performed on the Mancow Show in Chicago, and Much More!

Bloody Mary

Tickets For This Event Are On Sale Now:

www.oshows.com

Arcada Theatre

Lita Ford, Vixen and Bloody Mary

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BLACKFINGER The New Self Titled Album Featuring Eric Wagner Ex-Trouble Vocalist Gets Rave Reviews

Blackfinger

The Wait is Over!!! The New “Blackfinger” Album featuring Ex-Trouble Vocalist “Eric Wagner”
Is Now Available Worldwide on Vinyl, CD and All Digital Media… Download it Now on iTunes:

But it Now

For Digital Downloads Go To: www.DarkStarRecords.com

For CD’s and Vinyl LP’s Go To: www.doom-dealer.de

For More Info Go To:

www.blackfinger.net

www.facebook.com/blackfingermusic

REVIEWS FOR THE SELF TITLED ALBUM “BLACKFINGER”
FEATURING “ERIC WAGNER” EX TROUBLE VOCALIST

The Examiner (10 out of 10)

www.examiner.com/review/blackfinger-blackfinger

Metalzine.pl (9 out of 10)

www.metalzine.pl/readarticle.php?article_id=738

Metal Forces (9 out of 10)

www.metalforcesmagazine.com/site/album-review-blackfinger-blackfinger

Metal.de (8 out of 10)

www.metal.de/doom-metal/review/blackfinger/56618-blackfinger

Powermetal.de (8 out of 10)

www.powermetal.de/review/review-Blackfinger/Blackfinger,23548,23460.html

Doom Metal Heaven (8 out of 10)

www.doommetalheaven.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/album-review-blackfinger

Stormbringer (4 out of 5 stars) “There is Life after Trouble”

www.stormbringer.at/reviews.php?id=10302

Ashladen (90 out of 100)

www.ashladan.be/metal-reviews/blackfinger-blackfinger

Roadburn (Album of the Day)

www.roadburn.com/2014/01/album-day-blackfinger-blackfinger

The Obelisk (Great Review)

www.theobelisk.net/obelisk/2014/01/28/blackfinger-blackfinger-review

Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles (Great Review)

www.bravewords.com/news/217140

Wormwood Chronicles (Great Review)

www.wormwoodchronicles.net/torture-chamber/blackfinger

The Sludgelord (Great Review)

www.thesludgelord.blogspot.com/2013/12/blackfinger-st-album-review.html

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“Betrayed With A Kiss” New Album and Movie Deal

Betrayed With A Kiss

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Betrayed With A Kiss is: Pride – Vocals, Lust – Electric and Acoustic Guitars,
Greed – Lead Guitar, Envy – Bass, Sloth – Drums and Percussion

Look at MeDark Star Records release a special edition of “Salvation and Ascension” by the Indiana based metal band “Betrayed With A Kiss”. The new release includes two killer bonus tracks, one of which is featured in the movie “Look at Me” Directed by Alesia Glidewell. Finding love in the city can be hard, keeping it can be harder. “Look at Me” revolves around the lives of seven twenty somethings and their complications with dating, the music business and surviving in New York City. You can find the song “Almost Home” which is featured in the movie, on the bands new full length 14 song album.

“Salvation and Ascension” the Special Edition Album is now available worldwide via Dark Star Records in Association with Sony Music Entertainment. Look for it on iTunes, Sony Music Unlimited, Spotify and More!!!

Stills From The Movie “Look at Me”

Look at Me
Look at Me

Look at Me

For More Info on the movie “Look at Me” Go To:

www.lookatmethemovie.com

For More Info on “Betrayed With A Kiss” Go To:

www.betrayedwithakiss.com

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World Premiere Music Video and Album Debut for New Supergroup “Cosmic Fury”

The band Cosmic Fury launches their new album “Cyber Dust” on the Dark Star Records Sony Music Label. This is the Debut release from this new Rock Supergroup. The band features former members of Daisy Chain, Mindbomb, Bunker Hill, Pivot Man, Supermercado, Roller and Zoetrope. Band leader and singer, Matt Mercado and bassist, Danny Vega, played together in the ’90s band Mindbomb. Mindbomb signed to Mercury Records which gave Mercado and Vega the chance to tour around the world with rock gods like KISS, Rob Halford, Jackyl and Mötley Crüe. Mindbomb songs were also featured in two major motion pictures: Kalifornia starring Brad Pitt and Cliffhanger starring Sylvester Stallone. After Mindbomb, Vega went on to play with drummer, Frank Iffland, in the popular local outfit, Bunker Hill, while Mercado launched Supermercado with guitarist and Zoetrope alumnus, Michael Ray Garret, thus completing the stellar lineup. “The new album “Cyber Dust” is Pure Genius” Quotes Label President Jeffrey A. Swanson, “Every song is a Radio Hit”. And, in support of the new album watch the World Premiere Music Video of the “Cosmic Fury Anthem”. The music video has a Special Cameo Appearance by none other than Ari Lehman who played Jason Voorhees in “Friday the 13th” Paramount Pictures (USA) Warner Bros. (International). The new album “Cyber Dust” is now available worldwide via Dark Star Records / Sony Music. Get it now on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Sony Music Unlimited, Spotify and wherever digital music is sold, streamed or downloaded.

Cosmic Fury

Cyber Dust by Cosmic FuryDownload the New Album “Cyber Dust”

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