Thursday, June 27, 2013

1976 David Bowie Film @ The Smith

The Man Who Fell to Earth-

Space alien (David Bowie) crash lands on Earth, seeking help for his drought-stricken planet. By securing patents to advanced technology, he becomes a fabulously wealthy industrialist. However, money and its attendant decadence ultimately exert a stronger gravitational pull. Bowie seemed perfectly cast as the space traveler, and the film further cemented director Roeg's status as one of the most unique filmmakers of the 1970's.    This film is rated R and has a runtime of 140 mins. Wednesday 7/10/13 7:30pm
More at The Smith's website.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Donna The Buffalo-Herd of Them?

Just a month before the 23rd annual Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance in Trumansburg, N.Y. the host band-Donna the Buffalo- is releasing their first new CD in five years! 

Listen just after the top of each hour to WHWS for another track from the new Donna the Buffalo release called "Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday."
 The follow up to 2008’s acclaimed Silverlined, which reached the Top 10 on the Americana charts, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday—the group’s 10th studio album—proves the band as a consistent steward of Americana music, their signature sound—traditional mountain music infused with elements of Cajun, rock, folk, reggae and country—an eclectic and extraordinary melting pot of such.
In creating the new album, founding members and songwriter-vocalists Jeb Puryear (vocals, guitar) and Tara Nevins (vocals, guitar, fiddle, accordion, scrubboard)—joined by band members David McCracken (Hammond organ, clavinet), Kyle Spark (bass) and Mark Raudabaugh (drums)—convened in a rustic church in Enfield, New York, along with co-producer Robert Hunter. The building overflowed with vibe, and the music poured out as the group recorded take after live take to old-school analog tape, with as few overdubs as possible. What resulted are the 14 organic and authentic tracks that make up Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday.
“We tried to do the record and keep in tact the things people love about us,” says Puryear. “We’re really excited to start sharing Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday,” adds Nevins, “because making this record was a very personal process that was also a lot of fun.”
The album will be worked at Americana and AAA radio this spring and summer, with the emphasis track being “I See How You Are,” a tune penned by Nevins. In addition, the band will be touring heavily throughout the remainder of the year to promote Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday. Festival dates include MerleFest, The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance, Nashville’s Dancin’ In the District, Strangecreek Music Festival, Blue Ridge BBQ and Music Festival, The Great Blue Heron Festival, Red Ants Pants Festival, Targhee Bluegrass Fest, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival and MagnoliaFest, among many others. The most up-to-date touring information can be found here.

Track listing for Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday:
1. All Aboard
2. Don’t Know What We’ve Got
3. Working On That
4. I Love My Tribe
5. Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday
6. One Day At A Time
7. Love Time
8. No Reason Why
9. I See How You Are
10. I Can Fly
11. Ms. Parsley
12. Why You Wanna Leave Me
13. Real Love
14. Spinning World
About Donna the Buffalo
Closing in on the quarter-century mark, Donna the Buffalo has developed one of most respected 'brands' in the world of touring roots acts, along with a well-deserved reputation for crafting social narratives and danceable grooves without equal. With nine studio albums under their belt, the band has been praised as having “earned a reputation as one of the most respected, eclectic and hardest-working acts today” (Encore). Led by founding members and songwriter-vocalists Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins, Donna the Buffalo marries musical trailblazing and tradition, their music running the gamut of what is defined as “roots music.” Throughout it’s career the band has traveled millions of miles and spent nearly a quarter of a century performing at the country's most prestigious festivals and clubs. Their fervent fan base, nicknamed The Herd, follows the band with zeal and has created a unique and supportive community online and at DTB shows across the nation. As an extension of this community and the band's own dedication to live roots music, Donna the Buffalo started its own annual event—The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance—20 years ago in upstate New York, which draws more than 15,000 people every year, and have since added to the GrassRoots festival family with Shakori Hills in NC and the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival in Florida. On June 18, 2013, the band will release its 10th studio album, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday, via Sugar Hill Records.
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On Stage with Donna the Buffalo at Grassroots, T-burg 2008.  Photo by Greg Cotterill

Monday, June 10, 2013

GCH's Summer Twist List On WHWS 105.7

Fans Invited to Sweeten Their Personal Summer Soundtracks with Free Music Downloads

HERSHEY, Pa., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Music-lovers across the nation are invited to turn up their stereos this summer with five classic cover tracks recorded by Gym Class Heroes exclusively for Jolly Rancher® Candy and Twizzlers® Twists fans. At-home DJs can tune-in to these summer favorites-"Summer Breeze," "Cruel Summer," "Good Times," "Lovely Day" and "Summertime"-now through September 8, 2013 by visiting the Jolly Rancher Candy and Twizzlers Twists Facebook pages for free downloads of all five songs.[*] Moreover, fans will be able to stream these five exclusive tracks on Spotify® and twist-up pool-perfect playlists with the Summer Twist List™ app.
Summer Twist List
Multiplatinum alternative/hip-hop group Gym Class Heroes adds their unique style to "Summer Breeze," "Cruel Summer," "Good Times," "Lovely Day" and "Summertime," giving these songs a fresh, new hip-hop vibe. Fans can add these songs to their permanent music collections by visiting either the Jolly Rancher Candy or Twizzlers Twists Facebook page to download the songs for free.*

(Listen to WHWS 105.7fm all this week at the top of each hour between 2pm and midnight for Geneva's own Gym Class Heroes and their five song Summer Twist List!!)

Matt and Travie returned to Geneva, NY last summer to film segments for VH1's "Behind the Music. Photos by Greg Cotterill

"Every summer has its own soundtrack and each of these songs bring back some special summertime memories for us," said Travie McCoy, lead singer of the Gym Class Heroes. "We had a lot of fun putting the Gym Class Heroes stamp on these classics tunes and hope our fans enjoy them too."
To create the ultimate summer mix, fans can also connect to an exclusive Spotify app through both brand Facebook pages to stream the five exclusive Gym Class Heroes summer tracks and add them into any playlist that they can share with friends via Facebook. Get ready for a twisted summer!
 "Summer can be an endless party with the right playlist and we're excited to help fans get beach-ready with their own, personal Summer Twist List," said Anna Lingeris, spokesperson for the Jolly Rancher Candy and Twizzlers brands. "Fans are going to love these exclusive Gym Class Heroes songs that they can download for free on both the Jolly Rancher Candy and Twizzlers Twists Facebook pages or stream through Spotify."
For more information visit the Jolly Rancher Candy and Twizzlers Twists Facebook pages.
About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. Headquartered in Hershey, Pa., The Hershey Company has operations throughout the world and approximately 12,000 employees. With revenues of more than $6 billion, Hershey offers confectionery products under more than 25 brand names, including such iconic brands as Hershey's, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, Hershey's Bliss, Hershey's Special Dark, Kit Kat, Twizzlers, Jolly Rancher and Ice Breakers.  Hershey also offers premium and artisan chocolate products under such brands as Scharffen Berger and Dagoba through the Artisan Confections Company, a wholly owned subsidiary.  The company is focused on growing its presence in key international markets such as China and Mexico while continuing to build its competitive advantage in the United States and Canada.
For more than 100 years, The Hershey Company has been a leader in making a positive difference in the communities where its employees live, work and do business. Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of the company's global business strategy, which includes goals and priorities focused on fair and ethical business dealings, environmental stewardship, fostering a desirable workplace for employees, and positively impacting society and local communities.
Milton Hershey School, established in 1909 by the company's founder and administered by Hershey Trust Company, provides a quality education, housing, and medical care at no cost to children in social and financial need. Students of Milton Hershey School are direct beneficiaries of The Hershey Company's success.

About Gym Class Heroes
Rapper/singer Travie McCoy and his band, alternative/hip-hop group Gym Class Heroes, catapulted to international stardom in 2007 with their #1 hit "Cupid's Chokehold/Breakfast In America," which set the record for holding the top spot on the Top 40 radio charts for the most consecutive weeks by a band and helped earn them the "Best New Artist" award at the MTV Video Awards that same year.  As a solo artist, Travie was responsible for one of the biggest songs of 2010 with his smash single "Billionaire (featuring Bruno Mars)."  This year, Gym Class Heroes scored their second #1 hit with "Stereo Hearts (featuring Adam Levine)," the multiplatinum certified, lead single from their fourth Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen release, The Papercut Chronicles II.  The album also spawned a pair of platinum singles including the top 5 smash "Ass Back Home (featuring Neon Hitch)" and "The Fighter (featuring Ryan Tedder)."  Collectively, Travie and Gym Class Heroes have sold over 2 million albums worldwide and over 10 million digital singles.
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