MARK IT: Mass Solo Revolt

Mass Solo Revolt | Rye Bar | Athfest 2008

From Original Blog Date: 08.11.2008
I saw them during Athfest, and they kick some royal ass! October can't get here sooner. Rock on!


Mass Solo Revolt has THREE, that's right THREE upcoming shows in Athens.
The first of which is THIS WEEKEND!

Mass Solo Revolt w/ The Interiors
9 pm
farm 255
255 W. Washington St. Athens, GA

AND... as if that isn't already awesome news... It's the first show they've done in almost 3 months! (I think that last one might've been the Rye Bar show I caught them at during Athfest '08).

AND...ALL NEW SONGS. Seriously?! I can't wait. :)

AND... I just saw in a myspace bulletin that this show is FREE!

I've got a few days, to make sure I find gas at a dang station, so I can be there. This shortage is a pain! Oh well, though I'm not fortunate to live in Athens, I'm within an hour's drive. Mass Solo Revolt are definitely worth going out there to see. If you already live in Athens, then there's no excuse to miss their shows!

Anyways... I plan on being there this Sunday. Will you?

Other upcoming dates:

Mass Solo Revolt w/ The Warm Fuzzies
10 pm
312 E. Broad St. Athens, GA
Cover: $5

Mass Solo Revolt w/ Odist
10 pm
The Caledonia Lounge
256 W. Clayton St. Athens, GA
Cover: $6


MARK IT: Smashing Pumpkins 20th Anniversary Tour Dates

Mark those calendars! Smashing Pumpkins are back on tour!

Wow. They're starting in one of my favorite venues on the West Coast. Damn, I wish I were back in Northern California! NOTHING in Georgia or even nearby, huh? OK. Well, at least there's the upcoming Gish tour. I really wanted to go to one of these Anniversary Tour Dates though. *sigh*

Well, you lucky ones (especially in CA, DC, NY, MA, & MO where you have multiple dates). Here are the current tour dates for Smashing Pumpkins. Rock out hard for me and those that won't be able to make one of the shows. I know you will.

I still love you, Billy Corgan!

Smashing Pumpkins rock!
Congratulations on 20 years!
Here's to more to come!

October 26, 2008 - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mountain View, CA

November 01, 2008 - Playhouse Square Center - Palace Theater
Cleveland, OH

November 03, 2008 - Massey Hall
Toronto, Ontario

November 04, 2008 - Massey Hall
Toronto, Ontario

November 06, 2008 - United Palace Theatre
New York, NY

November 07, 2008 - United Palace Theatre
New York, NY

November 08, 2008 - Borgata Resort Spa and Casino Event Center
Atlantic City, NJ

November 11, 2008 - DAR Constitution Hall
Washington DC, Washingon DC

November 12, 2008 - DAR Constitution Hall
Washington DC, Washington DC

November 14, 2008 - Citi Wang Theatre
Boston, MA

November 15, 2008 - Citi Wang Theatre
Boston, MA

November 16, 2008 - Mohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, CT

November 18, 2008 - Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL

November 19, 2008 - Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL

November 21, 2008 - Auditorium Theatre
Chicago, IL

November 22, 2008 - Auditorium Theatre
Chicago, IL

November 24, 2008 - Midland Theater
Kansas City, MO

November 25, 2008 - Midland Theater
Kansas City, MO

November 26, 2008 - Fox Theatre
St. Louis, MO

November 29, 2008 - Pearl
Las Vegas, NV

November 30, 2008 - IMAC Arena
San Diego, CA

December 02, 2008 - Gibson Amphitheatre
Universal City, CA

December 03, 2008 - Gibson Amphitheatre
Universal City, CA


MARK IT: Aleksis Bilmanis Solo Acoustic Show in Delaware

OK totally short notice, but better now than never. :) If you are in the area tomorrow night...go catch this show. I just got his album "World Around" and have been enjoying it quite a bit. Look for more blog entries about this talented musician soon! If you can't see his show in Delaware, pop on over to iTunes (click HERE) and get his album or visit www.aleksisbilmanis.com for more information. Have a great weekend, everyone!


MARK IT: Jeff Krantz is Live at The Mint!

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For all you peeps in the Los Angeles area, Jeff Krantz is coming back to his hometown to play a show at The Mint! Don't miss a chance to catch his amazing talent in action.

The Mint

Los Angeles, CA
October 7, 2008
9:00 pm
$8 cover




SPECIAL: A Million Wats of Sound is a Featured Blog!

Sweet! A Million Watts of Sound is the featured blog in the September 10 issue of the Ariel Publicity Newsletter.

Thanks, Ariel!

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A WORD FROM... Jeff Krantz

And now a word from another good friend and talented musician, Jeff Krantz.
Hello Hello,

I want to let you know that I am coming to Cali on tour in October..
Would be awesome if you are around:
Oct 2- San Fran (TBC)
Oct 6th- San Diego
Oct 7th - Los Angeles (The Mint 9PM)

Lemme know if you can come:)
Much love,

How lucky am I to know such a talented musician? Find out for yourself. Check out one or as many of Jeff's shows as you can!

**NOTE - Tour is still being developed as I write, so if you want Jeff to come to your town, shoot him a message at jeffkrantzmusic@gmail.com or to me at jdrafanan.blogs@gmail.com and I’ll pass the info along.


A WORD FROM... Lucky Diaz

And now a word from my good friend and talented musician, Lucky Diaz.
Hi all,

Room 5 has offered me a residency on Sunday nights! My slot is at 8:00 starting this Sunday.
So if you or your friends are twiddling your thumbs with nothing to do come on by. As always I appreciate your support.
The Hitchcock Soundtracks (formerly "The Wonder Twin Powers") also have a show coming up 10/17 @ 10PM which is a friday so catch the whole band then!
We're working on our first EP so look for it soon.

Please pass this along to anyone you think may be interested. I hope you and your families are doing great!

Thanks all!

The Residency Begins...
Experience it.



Hey all! New band to check out! From Northern California (Hey! Northern Cali girl here! Woo!) they are called Five A.M.

I have been listening to their newest album, Raise The Sun. That is some seriously good stuff! My favorite tracks are "Be Still" and "Fall Apart", although I enjoy the whole album overall. The lyrics are insightful and some songs seem to have a bit of a spiritual tone without being religiously overzealous. Which, I dig completely. I love songs that connect with me that way. This album has plenty of that.

I love the raspiness (is that a word?) of Trent Yaconelli's voice. The message he delivers is conveyed with raw passion.
The music is edgy and fervent, yet with soulful moments. A definite must listen to album!

Band members are:
  • Trent Yaconelli : Lead Vocals and Guitar
  • Zach Hammer : Lead Guitar and Vocals
  • Jason McGrath : Bass
  • Jed Friesen : Drums
  • Benjie Kushins : Piano, Keys and Percussion
They are touring with Sister Hazel. All you lucky Californians... go see what date/location is nearest you! Meanwhile, I have to wait 'til they come out to Georgia! For more info about the band and the tour...

Have a listen to this emerging and talented band. Their stuff is available on iTunes: Click HERE to check it out. I've already put the tunes into heavy rotation on my iPod!


MARK IT: Lucky Diaz at Room 5

Friday, September 5, 2008
8:40pm - 9:10pm
Room 5
143 N. La Brea Ave
Hollywood, CA




A great friend of mine and an extroardinarily talented musician. Lucky Diaz is performing a solo show this Friday night! If you are in the Los Angeles area (or even if not!) don't miss the opportunity to check out Lucky's magic... uh, music... Same difference. :)