1.30.2015

THE SHAMS NEW RELEASE! ONE AND ALL

 

San Francisco Based Popular Irish-influenced Rock Band The Shams Release Their New “One and All” EP

San Francisco, CA – San Francisco based band The Shams are releasing their highly anticipated EP “One and All” on February 24th, 2015. This multifaceted, Irish-influenced rock band showcases their strong and original song writing skills, and the lads are touring across the West Coast to promote their explosive EP. They began by hosting an intimate CD release party with family, friends, and fans at the iconic Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on January 16th, followed by a second release party at Neck of The Woods on Valentine’s Day with well-known Boston reggae band Spiritual Rez, and a headlining performance at The Great American Music Hall on Friday March 13th.

The EP, produced by John Cesario (who has worked with big acts such as Fleetwood Mac and Eddie Money, and is the creator of Rocket Songs) and engineered by Chris Cortez (Nice N Up Studios), has a raw and unique feel to it – yet while it is influenced by their Irish roots, their eclectic songs put them into a new genre of their own creation and appeals to music lovers of all ages.

The Shams have been featured at local music hotspots such as The Milk Bar, Bottom of the Hill, and Neck of the Woods in San Francisco, as well as 19 Broadway in Fairfax, The Starry Plough in Berkeley and legendary L.A. favorites Molly Malone’s and The House of Blues. They have played with national acts such as The Stone Foxes and Dig The Kid, and played with world-renowned Irish musician Damien Dempsey.



Whether it was a stroke of luck or pure genius, The Shams formed in 2011 when musician and guitarist Joey Kennedy (Kilkenny, Ireland) reached out to his friend and fellow Irishman Sean Daly (Donegal, Ireland) to join musical forces as the front man for their new project. Daly quickly brought in James Scragg (Cork, Ireland), an old friend and accomplished drummer. Shortly after, talented Irish-American Tommy O`Mahony joined the band with his funky bass. The final member to join was Northern California native Henry Moser, whose expertise on the electric guitar rounds out the group’s explosive and distinctive sound.

The Shams are quickly becoming a fan-favorite by combining their hard rocking, punked-up beat and raw, powerful vocals. Their repertoire of original songs reach deep down into their rebel roots and pulls out incredibly original tracks that illuminate what it means to be Irish. They provide listeners with a new, hard-hitting perspective on the evolution of Irish music, unlike any you’ve heard before. With each fiery live performance, The Shams are leaving listeners begging for more.

For more information about The Shams, their new EP or for upcoming tour dates, please visit the band’s website at Website: www.theshamsmusic.com or on the band’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/The-Shams or Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/the-shams-eire

For Physical Distribution Inquiries please contact Steffen Franz or Ben Lang at Independent Distribution Collective at 415-292-7007 or via e-mail sales@independentdistro.com

For Digital Distribution Inquiries contact Jerome Forney at IDCDigital at 415-292-7007 or via e-mail jerome@independentdistro.com

HOT WINTER PARTY IN DETROIT!


Kimmer
-Here's a HOT Winter Show coming up!

Funky D Records is throwing the Winter Heat Party at the esteemed Lager House on SAT Feb 7th!

Performing will be:

HOWLING DIABLOS
LONGNECK STRANGLER
and THE HACKWELLS feat .Brian McCarty (Trash Brats)
and MC LINDA LEXY!

Cover-$10

PJ Lager House
1254 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

LONGNECK STRANGLER has recently released their new album 'HOME' on Funky D Records-Produced by Tino Gross

1.28.2015

HARRY BENNETT'S PAINTINGS


A reader sent in photos of paintings he owns that were painted by Harry Bennett after he left Michigan and moved to the desert near Desert Hot Springs. They were painted in the 1950s and the reader went to school with one of Harry's daughters...


The mountain painting is of Mt San Jacinto

From my reader JJ

My dad raced at Indy in the 40& 50s. When he retired he had a tractor and did work for Harry and they became friends.Harry gave him the pics that he painted and the one of my dad he did off of picture of dad at Indy. my dads name is Jimmy Jackson. I got the the pics when my Mother died.


This one is of the readers Dad at Indy

Very cool to see these images! Thank you JJ!

READ ALL MY STORIES ON HARRY BENNETT HERE

1.27.2015

BETTER CALL SAUL DEBUTS FEB 8 AND 9!!!

http://www.amctv.com/better-call-saul/videos/a-look-at-the-series-better-call-saul

AMC Videos | Better Call Saul Videos
A Look at the Series: Better Call Saul
Season 1, Episode 1

Go behind the scenes for a look at Better Call Saul – AMC’s new original series from the creators of Breaking Bad.

CARL LUNDGREN'S ROCK POSTER SHOW:DETROIT URBAN DESIGN STUDIOS!



A beautiful display of Carl's rock posters from the 1960's through today! Digital and silkscreen. All available for sale. Also available for sale will be accessories featuring his iconic designs from Detroit Urban Design Studios. The exhibit will run through February 27th.

1.26.2015

ACE OF SWORDS: INSIGHT AND MENTAL CLARITY


The Ace of Swords represents a period of great insight and mental clarity. It signifies a ‘break-through’ or an ‘aha’ moment where suddenly conscious understanding and mental reasoning reach their peak, and achievement of goals suddenly becomes a lot easier.

You have a new understanding of some issue that has been of concern, or, in a broader sense, a new world view. This is a perfect time to clear away the fog that has kept you from seeing the inner truth, so that you can now cut to the heart of the matter. This is also a good time to act, and if you set your mind to accomplishing your goals, you can achieve anything you desire.

The Ace of Swords highlights a new idea, inspiration, original thinking and creative vision. It represents a point at which you have a new way of thinking and the energy to go with it. You are excited to pursue new opportunities that draw upon your creative and mental abilities.

The Ace of Swords also encourages you to seek out the truth of the matter and to find justice. You may be championing a cause or standing up for your rights or the rights of others. Thus sometimes, the Ace of Swords can suggest that you are prepared for ‘battle’.

YES SINGER JOHN ANDERSON: MYSTERIES OF MUSIC!


Legendary Singer/Songwriter Jon Anderson's “Mysteries Of Music” Special Now On Soundcloud!

Asheville, NC - Legendary singer/songwriter Jon Anderson's “Mysteries Of Music” special is now on Soundcloud! In this 40-minute special, Jon talks about his own musical development as well as his appreciation for World Music and the sounds of nature. The soundtrack includes many examples of these topics, as well as the YES masterpiece “Awaken”.

LISTEN HERE


In other news...

Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty have announced the formation of a new ensemble - The AndersonPonty Band! YES's original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International jazz superstar Jean-Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of violin in the arena of jazz and rock.

He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Together these two music icons form a musical synergy that is unparalleled! This past September the APB band gave a special live performance at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado. The show was filmed and recorded and is scheduled for release on CD/DVD this coming spring! Tour plans for the AndersonPonty Band are also currently in the works.
Check out the official AndersonPonty Band Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/andersonpontyband1

Says Jon, “I am very excited listening to the live show we did in Aspen, the mix's and video are coming along great, so you wonderful peeps out there will have something new to listen to this spring time.”


GONZO Multimedia recently released of a new charity single “The Family Circle” by Jon Anderson and former Counting Crows bassist Matt Malley. The money received from the single will go to the following charities:

Flutie Foundation – http://www.flutiefoundation.org (Jon Anderson),
Sahaja Yoga Meditation – http://www.sahajayoga.org (Matt Malley)
National Autistic Society (Rob Ayling, GONZO Multimedia president).



For more information:
Jon Anderson's official website: www.JonAnderson.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheJonAnderson?ref=br_tf
Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com