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Sony Music Releases Battle of the Sexes Soundtrack

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Sony Music proudly has released of BATTLE OF THE SEXES (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with the score of Academy Award-nominee composer Nicholas Britell, and an original song by Grammy and Tony nominee Sara Bareilles and composer Nicholas Britell.

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the "Battle of the Sexes" and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.

Boogát Announces New Album San Cristobal Baile Inn

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Canadian-Mexican artist, Boogát, has unveiled the new video for his track, Mezcalero Feliz,
which premiered via Ici Musique.

The song is from his forthcoming album, San Cristobal Baile Inn, set for release on October 6 via Maisonnette Music, and will be available for pre-order on September 29. This fall, Boogát will hit the road to share his new songs, performing across Ontario and Quebec, with stops in Brooklyn, NY and Guadalajara, Mexico. See below for a list of dates, with more to be announced.

Mezcalero Feliz draws inspiration from Mezcal, the drink, and its storied traditions. It provides a window into the millennium of the Mezcalillero & Mezcolatra lifestyle. The song borrows and reworks numerous Mexican folk sayings that celebrate Mezcal, whileMezcalero Feliz shines through its modern interpretation of a song style usually reserved for traditional Mexican music. The song is the second single from San Cristobal Baile Inn, following Eres Una Bomba

Julian Taylor Hits the Road Again

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After a highly successful summer tour that highlighted shows with Marianas Trench, a showcase at Carleton University and the brand new Sawdust City Music Festival in Gravenhurst, the Julian Taylor Band’s on the road again. Ontario dates include some of the band’s favourite spots at Owen Sound, Newmarket, Hamilton, London, Ottawa and Corbyville.

Self-described as “pilgrims of funk, soul ‘n’ roll,” the Julian Taylor Band makes music as eclectic and all-encompassing as their taste will allow. They move effortlessly between vintage soul, tasty funk, tender balladry, indie rock, and even the occasional foray into social comment, solo acoustic, reggae and psychedelia – all done expertly. Leading the band, Taylor boasts a drop-dead killer voice, impressive guitar work, and a knack for writing catchy, earworm choruses – all of which pegs him as an authentic, eclectic talent for anyone’s palate.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

Sept 23 – Heartwood Concert Hall - Owen Sound, ON - $15
Oct 13 – Market Brewing Co. – Newmarket, ON - $35
Oct 14 – Mills Hardware – Hamilton, ON - $12 Adv. / $15 Door
Oct 19 – The Aeolian Hall ticket - London, ON - $20 Adv. / $25 Door
Oct 26 – National Arts Centre - Studio Hall - Ottawa, ON - $23
Oct 28 – Signal Brewery Hallowe'en Bash - Corbyville, ON

For more info please visit www.juliantaylorband.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Beverly Kreller, Publicist | SPEAK Music
bev@speak-music.com |

Steve Lamb of Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost Given Beach Celt of the Year Honours

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Organizer and Producer of the Beach Celtic Festival Sandy Graham (also Cashbox Canada’s Editor in Chief) has announced the musician and founder of Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost will be the Beach Celt of the Year for 2017. “Steve Lamb is the perfect choice for the Beach Celt of the Year 2017. His efforts to continue to promote Celtic heritage is tireless and his support of the Beach Celtic Festival year after year is well appreciated.”

With heritage tracing back to Enneskillen, Ireland, and with a father who created a cassette tape of Irish music and played with a group called the Molloy Show Band,  there is no cookie-cutter description that can be given to this songwriter's contributions.  With influences from several musical genres and  decades, and a passion for writing, he creates clear imagery and elicits emotion through vivid and imaginative storytelling within his original songs.  Taught guitar by his father, he has been singing in front of crowds for decades.  His voice has been described as deep, warm and powerful.

Bruce Cockburn Announces New Album Bone On Bone

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Bruce Cockburn has announced the September 15, 2017 release of his first full-length album in seven years, Bone On Bone (True North Records). The release coincides with his induction into the Canadian Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame, and the launch of his longest touring schedule in decades.

Few recording artists are as creative and prolific as Bruce Cockburn. Since his self-titled debut in 1970, the Canadian singer-songwriter has issued a steady stream of acclaimed albums every couple of years. But that output suddenly ran dry in 2011 following the release of Small Source of Comfort. There were good reasons for the drought. For one thing, Cockburn became a father again with the birth of his daughter Iona. Then there was the publication of his 2014 memoir Rumours of Glory.

“I didn’t write any songs until after the book was published because all my creative energy had gone into three years of writing it,” Cockburn explains, from his home in San Francisco. “There was simply nothing left to write songs with. As soon as the book was put to bed, I started asking myself whether I was ever going to be a songwriter again.”

A Tribe Called Red Releases Virtual Reality Music Video for Indian City

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On August 31, 2017, A Tribe Called Red released the captivating360° virtual reality music video for their single, Indian City. 

"With the goal of looking forward to where technology, creativity and arts is moving to in Canada, SESQUI brought together artists from across disciplines and geographies to create a suite of immersive filmmaking stories, included on a free-for-download Virtual Reality app called MERIDIAN,” comments Andrea Stewart, Executive Producer, SESQUI. “We were elated and honoured to have been able to collaborate with the innovative DJ crew & producers of A Tribe Called Red to bring to life Indian City in interactive VR and plunge viewers into a world of music and dance they help to mix."

The concept of the video was developed during a conversation between Nyla Innuksuk and Tribe’s Bear Witness, while Nyla was visiting the group in Toronto. They filmed on location at the Fort York National Historic Site and were able to film two videos in one day; the 2D version was shot in between takes with the 360 camera.

The footage – which was shot on 10 different cameras – was sent to Pinnguaq, a technology startup born and based out of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, where a “stitcher” went through all of the files and stitched them together to make them look seamlessly as one. The stitched footage was then sent to Nyla Innuksuk at NKSK Productions, where she helped complete the video and sound mix.

A Fellow Ship Announce Eastern Canada Tour

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Folk pop band, A Fellow Ship, has announced their eastern Canada tour. Kicking off in Ottawa on September 19th at Avant Garde Bar, the band will be sharing songs off their upcoming new EP, which is set for release this fall. Full details can be found below.

“We've been working for years to develop music and a live performance that we are truly proud of,” says Joe Dent, lead vocalist and guitarist. “This release and Canadian tour is the first time we feel ready to make our mark on the world and we couldn't be more excited.”

A Fellow Ship is a folk pop band from Toronto. A tight group of friends who play lively original tunes, which will make you want to get on your feet and dance. Their combined love for music and good company has evolved into a mighty clash of folk, pop, jazz, funk, and soul. The band released their self-titled debut EP in June 2015.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
September 19 – Ottawa, ON – Avant Garde Bar
September 20 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
September 21 – Moncton, NB – Plan B
September 23 – Halifax, NS – Timbre Lounge
September 27 – Hamilton, ON – Casbah
September 28 – Guelph, ON – DSTRCT
September 29 – London, ON – Tarjj Mahal
September 30 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern

www.afellowship.net
For more information please contact:
Indoor Recess Inc.

AristoMedia Announces Rebranding of Digital Division and Redefined Positions

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Marketing, promotions and PR firm, The AristoMedia Group has announced two redefined positions. This announcement is released in conjunction with the rebranding of AristoMedia’s digital department.

Formally known as AristoWorks, the rebranded digital department is now AristoDigital. The continued goal for AristoDigital is to provide first-class digital marketing, content promotion, influencer engagement, online advertising, SEO, building websites, and design & development services to clients.

Casey Childers has been named Brand & Creative Coordinator. Childers will focus on providing artistic direction for branding & promotion, content curation and strategy, and digital advertising. A graduate of the University of North Alabama, Childers earned a dual degree in entertainment industries and marketing. Childers interned at Bluewater Music before joining AristoMedia’s digital team in April 2016. Childers can be reached at casey@aristomedia.com.

Visionary Band Starset Break 1 Billion On YouTube

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Multi-media, modern rock band, Starset, recently passed the 1 billion milestone total views on YouTube with their official videos and User Generated Content (UGC) videos combined. The band’s cinematic sound and rabid fan-base have driven huge numbers at the video streaming service with fans uploading an unprecedented amount of their own videos using the band’s music, giving the band, led by singer, Dustin Bates, an unparalleled digital foothold. Starset’s stronghold at radio has added to this ascension with the band’s first single from new album, Vessels, Monster, currently the #2 most played song of the year at mainstream rock.

Starset tapped into powerful YouTube communities including anime and gaming, which are much larger than that of music on the platform. Many fan-uploaded Starset videos have hit multi-million views and YouTube data shows Starset videos gaining nearly two million new views per day. With only two albums released to date, Starset has exceeded the total view counts of most other contemporary rock bands and have views in the same league as the Foo Fighters, Muse, Bring Me the Horizon and AWOLNATION.

Severn Records Announces October 6 Release Date for New CD from The Original Blues Brothers Band

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Severn Records announces an October 6 release date for The Last Shade of Blue Before Black, the new album from the legendary Original Blues Brothers Band, featuring guitarist Steve Cropper and sax player “Blue Lou” Marini, with special guests Eddie Floyd, Joe Louis Walker, Paul Shaffer, Dr. John, Matt “Guitar” Murphy and Joe Morton.

“Had anyone told me in 1978 that in 2017 I would still be traveling around the world and playing with the Blues Brothers’ Band, I would have said they were out of their minds,” says “Blue Lou” Marini. “But, amazingly here we are with a new CD and still playing all over the world. This album is a true labor of love and I’m so proud of the organic way it came about. We really wanted to honor our history and to include some of our favorite musicians that we’ve worked with and loved over the years. We have the legends, Eddie Floyd and Dr. John, plus our original band leader, Paul Shaffer and the great bluesman Joe Louis Walker.

“We also have Tom ‘Bones’ Malone playing and arranging, and cameos from Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy and Joe Morton, a star from our second movie. We are also thrilled to have former members David Spinozza on guitar, Birch Johnson on trombone, and my steady sub, Baron Raymonde on alto sax.”

The Last Shade of Blue Before Black was produced by Lou Marini, Steve Cropper and The Original Blues Brothers Band and recorded at IWII Studios in Hoboken, NJ, by Jay Messina.

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