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March 27, 2015 9:00 PM
John D. and the boys began playing in earnest in 2005 in support of their debut album, One of a Kind. Although independently released, the record enjoyed widespread radio play domestically as well as in Europe and Australia. The record climbed to 17 on XM Radio's X-Country channel year end top 50 chart in 2006. The groundswell of support was avid and vocal, prompting John D. and the boys to return to the studio.
April 08, 2015 9:00 PM
Hinder's certainly had quite the ride to arrive at this point in their careers. Their 2005 debut, Extreme Behavior, sold over three-million copies in the U.S., while its breakthrough single "Lips of an Angel" hit #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart. The record's follow-up in 2008, Take it to the Limit, surpassed Gold status after debuting at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 with over 80,000 copies sold first week. Meanwhile, their third effort, All American Nightmare, dropped in 2010, followed by Welcome To The Freakshow in 2012 . Along the way, the band has shared the stage on national tours with everyone from Mötley Crüe and Nickelback to Aerosmith and Papa Roach. The multi-platinum Oklahoma City hard rockers Joe "Blower" Garvey, Mark King, Mike Rodden, and Cody Hanson — entered the studio in the spring to begin recording a brand new effort which will be co-produced by Hanson and Marshal Dutton. There are no boundaries, and every idea is going to be fair game throughout the process. Hanson says, "We like to think we can do anything. We don't want to be stuck in a rut with one type of sound or formula. One song might have a country influence, while another might have a pop influence. Then, there are some heavy metal moments. We have every element covered on this record. You've got to do what's best for the song." After nearly a decade, Hinder are stronger than ever. Hanson concludes, "This band was built around a strong core of hard work and friendship. Like it or not, we're going to be around for a long time."
April 11, 2015 8:00 PM
For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world. "The crowds are bigger, the sales are sizzling," says one industry report. "The outpouring of affection for this super-group has never been greater".The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn't until 1964 however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced "The Way You Do the things You Do" turned the guys into stars.An avalanche of hits followed, many of which..."My Girl," for instance...attained immortality. "It's Growing," "Since I Lost My Baby;," "Get Ready," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," "Beauty Is only Skin Deep," "I Wish It Would Rain"...the hits kept coming.The classic lineup was Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin. Beyond the fabulous singing, The temps became known for smooth stepping and flawless presentations. The Temptations Walk became a staple of American style. Flair, flash and class. Millions of fans saw their Temptations as cultural heroes.When the sixties and seventies turned political, The Temps got serious. They changed their tone, dress and music. Producer Norman Whitfield led the way. His Temptations hits, many featuring Dennis Edwards who had replaced David Ruffin, burned with intensity. "Runaway Child" "Cloud Nine," "I Can't Get Next to You," "Papa Was a Rolling Stone", and "Psychedelic Shack" still smolder.Other stellar singers...Richard Street, Ali-Ollie Woodson...joined, adding their luster to the groups' growing fame.No matter the change in personnel, The Temptations remained true to The Temptations tradition. They survived the whims of fashion, whether disco or techno, and stuck to their guns."Great singing," says Otis, "will always prevail."In the eighties, The Temps prevailed with smashes like the Otis Williams' penned "Treat Her Like A Lady."Then in the nineties, another Temptation explosion:It began with their appearance on Motown 25 in 1983; it continued with the NBC mini-series that chronicled the group's history, a ratings triumph over two nights in prime time. An Emmy Award followed.Then came a series of acclaimed records:For Lovers Only, a collection of love standards, termed an instant classic by critics, remains among the most cherished of all Temptations recordings.Phoenix Rising, went through the roof, a platinum-plus mega-hit featuring "Stay," the Narada Michael Walden produced song that topped the charts.Ear Resistible nailed a Grammy and a legion of new fans.Awesome, released in 2001 is The Temptations at their freshest, strongest, and most appealing.Reflections was released in 2005, nominated for a Grammy and brought to the world The Temptations versions of some of Motown's greatest songs.The current lineup consists of:Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon, Bruce Williamson"The more we change," says veteran Ron Tyson, "the more we stay true to ourselves. We're about singing straight-up soul. It's a style that will live on forever.""The Temps have always been known for great lead singer's", says Williams. "Today we have three of the greatest leads in the proud history of the group."The soaring voice of Ron Tyson, perhaps the best high tenor in the business.Terry Weeks, who grew up in Alabama and spent eight years in the Air Force before his makeshift audition for Otis on a Hollywood street corner, who's smooth textures and tones, express an extraordinary full range of feelings.Newest member, Bruce Williamson started singing in a church choir at the ripe age of 5 years old and hasn't stop since. He has sung in everything from commercials to musical to the top showrooms in Las Vegas. Bruce was introduced to Otis by Ron Tyson."Our challenge," says Williams, "is to live in the present while respecting the past. Our past is filled with riches only a fool would discard. At the same time, we thrive on competition. As a Motowner, I grew up in the most competitive musical atmosphere imaginable. But we also understand that for a group with history, no matter how glorious that history might be, reinvention is the name of the game.""When I tell people we are God's group," says Otis, a remarkable modest man, "I don't mean it arrogantly. It's just that we have been tested time and again and keep coming back. We have suffered the death of so many legendary singers...Paul Williams, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin. Other's like Dennis Edwards, Richard Street, Ali-Ollie Woodson and Theo Peoples have left, and yet our unity is tighter, our sound brighter and our popularity greater. Someone has watched over this group. Someone has protected our integrity. Someone has said...just go on singing and it'll get better."And so THE TEMPTATIONS go on.......and on.....and on........
April 11, 2015 9:00 PM
Fast beats and intense performances are offset by this band's penchant for goofing off - they've crashed BET Awards, a Gay Pride parade, and a Justin Timberlake performance. Fortunately, this mischievous streak is channeled into the band's music.
April 17, 2015 10:00 PM
J. Stalin is a rapper from West Oakland, CA who is known for a particular style of hyphy referred to as "Go." Born Jovan Smith, Stalin began recording and selling his music at the age of 13. Despite his young age, his tough attitude, developed through his upbringing in a high-crime neighborhood, overshadowed his boyish appearance. J. Stalin's first taste of exposure came when local recording studio owner DJ Daryl used one of his tracks on a recording. Rapper Richie Rich heard the mix and was so impressed that he put J. Stalin on three tracks of his album Nixon Pryor Roundtree, released in 2002. His sudden breakthrough into the hip-hop underground came with an already growing fan base as he went on to perform and record with other Bay Area artists such as Keak Da Sneak, further popularizing and energizing the hyphy movement. By 2011, Stalin had released ten mixed tapes and ten studio albums starting with his 2006 debut, On Behalf of the Streets. J. Stalin is also the front man of the Livewire Da Gang, a group of several Oakland-based artists, as well as the owner of Livewire Records.
April 18, 2015 9:00 PM
April 24, 2015 10:00 PM
THOMAS RHETTACM "New Artist of the Year" nominee Thomas Rhett's debut album ITGOES LIKE THIS (The Valory Music Co.) has spawned two consecutivePLATINUM certified No. one hits, including a three-week run with "It GoesLike This." Additionally, he showcased his swagger with his latest single,"Make Me Wanna," which topped Billboard's list of Best Country Songs of2014. The project also produced the PLATINUM-certified No. one smash"Get Me Some Of That," as well as two Top 15 hits, "Beer With Jesus" and"Something To Do With My Hands." His "high-energy all the way" (El PasoTimes) caught the attention of critics out on the road, where he is steppingup as direct support for Florida Georgia Line's ANYTHING GOES TOUR 2015this year. The CMA "New Artist of the Year" nominee initially garneredattention as a gifted songwriter with credits including hits by FloridaGeorgia Line, Jason Aldean and Lee Brice. For tour dates and morevisit, thomasrhett.com.
April 26, 2015 8:00 PM
BLUE OCTOBER is the San Marcos, TX-‐based band known for it's shimmering melodies and heart string pulling lyrics, along with having one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic front men Justin Furstenfeld in music today. Songs like "Into The Ocean", "Hate Me", "Calling You", "Bleed Out" and "Fear" from albums such as 2009's Billboard Top 15 debut Approaching Normal, 2011's Billboard Top Ten debut Any Man In America, the Platinum-‐selling Foiled and most recently Billboards #13 debut Sway (Up/Down-‐Brando Records), have inspired audiences around the world. Blue October has charted seven top 40 singles over seven albums.
May 08, 2015 10:00 PM
Eric Paslay definitely knows how to craft a hit song. Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts, Love and Theft and the Eli Young Band have all scored No. 1 singles thanks to Paslay's songwriting prowess, but fans who have seen him on stage will testify there is so much more to the tall, Texas redhead than his excellent songwriting chops. Paslay is a charismatic performer and a potent vocalist who knows how to connect with an audience. As his debut album's lead single "Friday Night" reached the No. 1 spot, Paslay has arrived as an artist in his own right."Friday Night", Paslay's first No. 1 single as an artist, serves as an inviting preview to his EMI Records Nashville debut album. The vibrant collection of songs cover a wide expanse of emotional territory from the aching ballad "She Don't Love You", Paslay's latest single, to his clever up tempo, Top 10 hit "Song About A Girl" and the poignant, uplifting "Deep As It Is Wide." Working with producers Marshall Altman, Daniel Hill and Billy Lynn, Paslay has created a colorful sonic landscape. "Life isn't always the same heartbeat so I don't want to have an album of songs at the same tempo," Paslay says of the musical and lyrical diversity displayed on his eponymous debut. "Every song has a shimmer of everyone's life in it from the memories of falling in love to living with someone for the rest of your life and knowing that there's something at the end of the tunnel to live for. Some of it is not too deep and some of it is."
May 15, 2015 9:00 PM
The Burleson native, (with the help of his wife Melinda,) has painstakingly carved out an impressive niche for himself on the country music scene over the past decade, attracting a solid base of loyal fans who flock to his legendary live shows. Building his career from the ground up one show at a time, he's managed to perform on countless stages night after night in front of thousands, topped the Texas music charts several times, released four albums independently to critical acclaim, and forged a path all his own through the music scene without the aid or muscle of a major record label or power-suit management company. And the release of his latest CD, "Double Wide Dream," may just push him to heights he never could have imagined when he first plugged in on stage at the Thirsty Armadillo bar back in Fort Worth's Stockyards in the Fall of 2002, and began constructing his own field of musical dreams.