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Press Release: Get The Led Out to perform at APG Federal Credit Union Arena

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GET THE LED OUT TO PERFORM AT APG FEDERAL CREDIT UNION ARENA

Acclaimed Led Zeppelin Tribute Band’s Special Appearance is Part of Nation-Wide Tour

Baltimore, MD — Get The Led Out, the “American Led Zeppelin”, will be performing at the APG Federal Credit Union Arena on October 25 as part of its nation-wide tour. During this epic show, the phenomenal tribute band will recreate the recorded music of Led Zeppelin with the studio overdubs that the “mighty Zep” was never able to recreate on the concert stage themselves. When one hears three guitars on the album, Get The Led Out delivers three guitars on stage. Get The Led Out brings what the audience wants … a high energy, Zeppelin concert with an honest heart-thumping intensity.

Having amassed a large tour following, Get The Led Out has performed at theaters across the country and recently headlined Red Rocks in September. The band has become so popular, in fact, that guitarist Paul Hammond was recently featured in Guitar Player magazine (June 2014) and the lead singer Paul Sinclair was asked to join the Zac Brown Band on stage at two recent concerts. Its bass player Billy Childs was even a founding member of the 80s hit band Britny Fox and guitarist and piano player Andrew Lipke is an accomplished musician and composer.

For more information about Get The Led Out, please visit www.GTLOrocks.com.

 

Press Release: The Last Year Supports Neon Hitch On Fall tour

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THE LAST YEAR SUPPORTS BRITISH POP SENSATION NEON HITCH ON FALL TOUR
(Baltimore, MD) – Talk about girl power! Two of the music industry’s fiercest female artists – Niki Barr and her band The Last Year and Neon Hitch – are heading out for a fall tour that will take them from New York to North Carolina for a series of dates that kick off at The Knitting Factory in New York on October 26 and ends with a grand finale concert at the iconic Webster Hall in New York City on November 18.

The Last Year, which was the brainchild of lead vocalist Barr and bassist Scott Ensign, is setting the industry on fire with its debut single “Sugar.” Under the direction of CO 5 Music, the smash hit is currently being spun at more than 14 radio stations, including WWDC 101, WLUM, KWSS, WWWX and many more, across the U.S. and is continuously being added to alternative and rock stations with each and every performance.

No strangers to the stage, Barr, Ensign and drummer BJ Kerwin have toured over 30 countries on three continents. In fact, they have performed 12 international tours for the Armed Forces Entertainment in five years performing for the Troops in the Middle East, Japan, UK, and many other countries throughout Europe and Southeast Asia.
“The support tour with Neon Hitch is the perfect opportunity to further promote the group’s self-titled, new CD, which they teamed up with Shanachie Entertainment to release, and their single “Sugar,” said Mike Marucci, of Marucci Artists Management.

Thanks to Barr’s energizing stage presence and coy airy vocals that she expertly transforms into melodic rock rhythms, she amasses a following wherever she goes. Complemented by Griffith’s “Edge-like” guitar playing, Kerwin’s diverse drumming style that ranges from thrashing beats to cool, simple tempos, and Ensign’s effortless transitions between beautifully-crafted synth melodies to driving bass lines, The Last Year flawlessly backs Barr up with its perfectly executed performances that only a group that has toured together for so long can do.
Show dates are scheduled to include:

October 24th Ram’s Head Live Baltimore, MD*

October 25th Hebe Music Burlington, NJ*

October 26th The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY

October 30th Wilmington, NC

October 31st Chapel Hill, NC

November 1st Charlotte, NC

November 18th Webster Hall NY, NY

*Denotes The Last Year shows without Neon Hitch.
About The Last Year
Hailing from Baltimore, The Last Year is an alternative rock band. The act stems from an idea of front-girl Niki Barr, on vocals, and Scott Ensign, playing bass and synth. The pair, complemented by drummer, BJ Kerwin, and guitarist, Scott Griffith, approach their music with a kaleidoscopic attitude, embracing diverse influences and refusing to give in to conventions. Having toured over 30 countries on three continents, The Last Year is no stranger to the stage. With their impressive light show, guided by Barr’s coy, airy vocals that she expertly transforms into powerful rock melodies, and Ensign’s layers of synth growls, the show is a spectacle and a must-see.

The Last Year recently teamed up with Shanachie Entertainment in order to release a brand-new EP of new material. Describing the new release as “limitless” with “everything from buzz saw synth to airy atmospheric ambience to 80s drum sequence loops”, the group says that their latest songs come from the dark place Barr is almost known for and showcase the band’s perfect blend of natural and synthetic sounds.

The Last Year’s EP has been warmly received by fans and critics alike, especially lead single “Sugar”, a tune that bridges the gap between the darkness of Joy Division and the infectious, radio-friendly indie rock hooks of bands like The Temper Trap; spicing it all up with female leading vocals that wouldn’t feel out of place on a Garbage record. “Sugar” is currently receiving spins on HFS 97.5 Baltimore’s Rock Alternative, Baltimore’s 98 Rock, 98.7 WTMD, Phoenix’s KWSS 93.9, and SiriusXM’s Alt Nation. The band has shared the stage with such bands as Ben Kenney, Paramore, Tove Lo, Phantogram, Somekindawonderful, Nicovega, and The Cult.

Press Release: “Masse” Premieres At The Charles Theatre

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INDEPENDENT FEATURE MASSE PREMIERES AT CHARLES THEATRE
 
Bad Ferret Films announces the premiere of their indie feature Massé, Wednesday October 15
 
(September 22, 2014) Massé, an independent film project from Bad Ferret Films LLC (www.badferret.com) will hold its premiere at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The film stars Baltimore native and Hollywood veteran Johnny Alonso (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0022198/?ref_=tt_cl_t1) as Jack Pappas, model/actress Barb Myers as the mysterious Sara, and film and TV star Jonathon Ruckman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1962531/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1) as Jack’s best friend Pete.  A complete list of cast/crew can be found on the Massé website (below).
 
The film is a highly stylized piece of contemporary noir that follows Jack Papas, a pool hustler with a shady past.  The production team worked closely with the local chapter of the American Poolplayers Association to choreograph live action pool shooting.
 
 “We are excited to be premiering in Baltimore, where so much of our principal cast is from,” said Jay Taylor, Director of Massé. “We were lucky to enjoy an incredible amount of support in Central PA while filming, and are thrilled to be bringing the film to an audience in Baltimore before it screens anywhere else,” adds Executive Producer Courtney Shumway.
An Afterparty will be held at the Depot Nightclub from 9:00pm – 12:00am immediately following the screening, with music provided by Baltimore DJ Sean J.  Tickets to both the Premiere and the Afterparty are available online on the Massé website (http://www.massefilm.com/screenings.html).
Admission is free for members of the press.  Cast and crew will be present for red carpet photographs in advance of the screening, and to answer questions.  Interviews with principal cast and members of the production team prior to the screening may also be arranged in advance.  An online screener is available to critics and bloggers who wish to review the film prior to the public premiere.  Contact info@badferret.com to reserve a press pass, request access to the online screener, or schedule an interview.  Additional photos and videos available upon request.
 
Bad Ferret Films is an independent production company based out of York, PA.  The company is a partnership between Writer/Director Jay Taylor and Executive Producer Courtney Shumway, and is dedicated to excellence in film production and cinematography.

 

 

Press Release: Drum Circle

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“Empowering Central PA one beat at a Time”
Sponsored by Second Saturday Art Gallery

October 12th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Foundry Park on the Codorus

 

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Second Saturday Art Gallery will be sponsoring a Drum Circle every Sunday beginning September 28, 2014 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm at FOUNDRY PARK. Trish Gohn, Williamson Vedder and Ron Vestal will be hosting the event. All drummers, musicians, dancers, hoopers, fire spinners, LED performers and community at large are invited to attend and perform. This event is free and open to the public. “We want people on the street because crime doesn’t happen when there are people to see it” Ron Vestal says. In the event of rain the location will be moved to an indoor location to be named. Anyone with questions or needing directions to the park or the gallery can phone Office Furniture Outlet at 800-9-OFFICE or go to its website at www.offfurn.com. Clink on link below for more event details.
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Press Release: Ed Block Courage Award Foundation Mini Golf Day 2014

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WHAT: MINI GOLF DAY 2014 – Miniature Golf Tournament and Crab Feast

WHO: The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation, a 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit organization that raises awareness and promotes prevention of child abuse through its Courage House National Support Network for Kids and an affiliation with the National Football League and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society

WHEN: Saturday, September 27th Two Rounds of Play Available – 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Perry Hall Mini Golf– 4123 E. Joppa Road – Perry Hall, MD 21236

WHY: Event benefits the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation and its efforts to raise awareness and promote the prevention of child abuse in Baltimore and other NFL communities.

The Foundation will host Celebrity Mini Golf Day 2013 – Puttin’ Away Child Abuse at Perry Hall Mini Golf– an 18 hole, world class “miniature” golf course located in Perry Hall, MD. The day will consist of two shotgun starts, 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and, based upon availability, each foursome will play with a local sports or media celebrity. Entry fees are $60 per individual, and $180 per foursome. Corporate sponsorship packages are available at either the $500 or $1,000 level, and opportunities exist to purchase fence signage (2’ x 2’ – $150) or a tee sign (11” x 17” – $50).

Following each round, a CRAB FEAST brought to you by The Pappas Seafood Co., will be provided, along with hot dogs, salads, and soda. Also, each player will receive a “goody bag” at registration. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes in each round.