Public Media Distribution Announces ‘Endeavour: Season 4’ Domestic Release Date

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Public Media Distribution is bringing home the fourth season of the hit British crime drama Endeavour this summer.

Endeavour: Season Four will be released Sept. 4, just as summer starts to wind down and the weather starts to change, giving audiences plenty to enjoy through the rest of this year.  Season 4 picks up right where Season 3 left off with the young Detective Morse and his partner Thursday dealing with more personal and work issues.

Morse waits in the series fourth season for the results of his Sergeant’s exam at work while dealing with emotional issues off the job.  Thursday and Win have their own issues as Sam has left for the army and Joan has gone off to points unknown.

Season 4’s four episodes—‘Game,’ ‘Canticle,’ ‘Lazaretto,’ and ‘Harvest’—are spread across two discs, totaling 480 minutes.  The DVD will retail for MSRP of $34.99 and the Blu-ray for 44.99.  It will be listed soon online via PBS’ online store.  More information on this and other PBS Masterpiece series is available online now at:

 

 

 

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After The Rush Unveils Debut Single, Video

Alt-country outfit After The Rush unveiled the video for its debut single this week.

The Norwalk, CT-based quintet unveiled the video for its new single ‘Oh Baby’ this week via Vevo.  The multi-angle video presents the band—Ethan Isaac (vocals), Joel P. Kelley (guitars), Brian Larney (keyboards), Kenny Cash (bass) and Jeff Hatcher (drums)– performing its song at Factory Underground Studio, which is also the studio that produced the video.  Tom Stewart directed the video.

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Musically speaking, ‘Oh Baby’s flowing melody will appeal to fans of Reckless Kelly, The Eli Young Band, Parmalee and other similar acts.  Lyrically, it will appeal to anyone that is a fan of love songs. The song was produced by After The Rush and mastered by Shyloski at Factory Underground Studios.

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MVD Entertainment Group Re-Issuing Sonny Rollins Live Concert Documentary

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MVD Entertainment Group will re-issue another one of documentarian Robert Mugge’s music-based docs this summer.

The independent entertainment company will re-issue Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus Aug. 4 on DVD and Blu-ray.  The program, which has been released at least twice already on DVD since 1999 by two other independent companies, focuses on two key performances by Rollins – May 18, 1986 performance at Tokyo Koseinenken Hall and Aug. 24, 1986 at Opus 40 Sculpture Park in New York.

The first performance was actually the second performance by Rollins and the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra at the famed Tokyo concert hall on the same day.  The first concert on the day was recorded by a local Japanese television station.  A local Japanese radio station recorded the second concert alongside Mugge and his limited film crew.

The second performance was recorded in a more laid back setting with Rollins joined by a much smaller group of musicians—Bob Crenshaw (bass), Clifton Anderson (saxophone), Mark Soskin (piano) and Marvin “Smitty” Smith (drums)—in the public park.  Mugge’s film crew for this concert was larger than that used to record his performance earlier in the year in Japan.

Four 16-mm cameras were used for Rollins’ New York performance along with a 24-track recording truck.  The sound recorded at the Tokyo performance was taken from the Japanese radio station that recorded that concert alongside Mugge and company, while the show was captured on film by only two camera operators.

Along with the primary concert footage, Saxophone Colossus also features in-depth discussions by Rollins himself on a variety of topics including his own development as an artist and his wife Lucille’s role as his manager, producer and wife among many other topics.

Audiences can view a trailer for the upcoming re-issue online now here and can pre-order the program online via the MVD Shop and Amazon.  Both the DVD and Blu-ray are listed as retailing for MSRP of $19.95 on both sites.

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Eyes Set To Kill To Join Alesana For Upcoming Tour

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Things are picking up again for Eyes Set To Kill.

The Arizona-based hard rock outfit announced Friday a new string of live dates with Alesana for its “Hero With A Thousand Faces” U.S. tour.  Eyes Set To Kill, which released its new single ‘Break’ in March, will serve as support on the tour alongside Lakeshore, Alteras and The Amatory Murder.

Eyes Set To Kill front woman Alexia Rodriguez spoke on behalf of the band, saying the band is looking forward to the tour, which begins Aug. 3 in Raleigh, N.C. and runs through Aug. 19 in Atlanta, GA.

“We’re very excited to finally tour with our friends in Alesana!,” Rodriguez said.  “This will be a great time, so be sure to come out and have fun with us if you live near any of these cities.”

Eyes Set To Kill will join the tour on its second date on Aug. 4 in Lancaster, PA.  The current schedule for the “Hero With A Thousand Faces” U.S. Tour is noted below.

 

EYES SET TO KILL – US Dates w/ Alesana

August 4th – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
August 5th – Easton, PA @ One Center Studio
August 6th – New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Studio)
August 7th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
August 8th – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
August 10th – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
August 11th – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
August 12th – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street
August 13th – Dallas, TX @ Trees
August 14th – Lubbock, TX  @ Jake’s
August 15th – San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box
August 16th – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
August 18th – Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s
August 19th – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

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The Rolling Stones’ New Tour Doc Gets Three Cheers

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Tour documentaries today seem to be a dime a dozen.  From one end of the musical universe to the other, the tour documentary has become a key part of every act’s live experience.  Sadly, it has also become little more than a watered down live recording that is ultimately little more than another space filler used to satisfy acts’ contractual obligations.  Considering that, one can’t help but ask why The Rolling Stones’ new 2016 Latin American tour documentary Ole! Ole! Ole! stands out from its counterparts.  The answer to that question is threefold beginning with the story presented in the documentary, which will be discussed shortly.  The cinematography presented throughout the program stands out just as much as the doc’s story.  The bonus live performances included in the recording also stands out.  Each element, in its own way, makes Ole! Ole! Ole! stand out from its fellow tour documentaries.  All things considered, this look at The Rolling Stones’ 2016 Latin American tour proves to be a program to which audiences will give three cheers.

The Rolling Stones’ new 2016 Latin American tour documentary Ole! Ole! Ole! is a program to which audiences around the world will give three cheers.  That is because while it is a tour documentary, it isn’t just another run-of-the-mill tour documentary.  It actually stands out in its own right against its counterparts.  That is proven in part through the program’s central story.  Admittedly, the story itself is what people have come to expect of tour documentaries.  The band goes from one destination to the next with lots of footage of the cities where the shows are scheduled.  On another level though, audiences are presented with a band that even after half a century of performing the world over is so humble.  From Brazil to Argentine and all the way to Cuba, the band continuously shows so much appreciation for its fans and the cities that host its shows even as rabid as the fans remain.  In an age when so many bands continue to put out maybe three albums at best (if they’re lucky) and then disappear or become diva-esque, it is refreshing to see such a seasoned band continue to be so appreciative of the support that it receives around the world.

Along with that narrative, audiences will also be interested to watch the story at the center of this doc because it is also a timeline that takes them (and the band) up to its historic 2016 Havana, Cuba concert.  Throughout the course of the band’s Latin American tour, audiences are constantly taken back to the work put in to make that concert a reality, including the hurdles of then President Barack Obama’s visit and even protestation from the Vatican.  That protestation came simply because of the day of the week on which the concert was planned.  The determination shown by the band’s touring staff to make Havana Moon a reality proves to be quite engaging.  This aspect of the story couples with the overall story of the band’s 2016 Latin American tour to make for a story that will keep audiences fully engaged throughout the course of its 90-minute-plus run time.  The story however, is only one of the elements that makes this doc stand out from its counterparts.  The cinematography exhibited throughout also makes it stand out.

The story at the center of Ole! Ole! Ole! in itself does plenty to make this tour documentary stand out from its counterparts.  That is because it isn’t just a carbon copy of the stories presented in the docs released by so many of The Rolling Stones’ counterparts.  It is only one of the elements that makes the recording stand out in its field.  The program’s cinematography makes it stand out, too.  The cinematography stands out because of its attention to angles, lighting and other key details.  The wide, sunrise shot of Rio and the footage of fans overcome by emotion in Argentina support that statement.  That is because of the emotion that it is certain to evoke in home viewers.  The footage of the Cuban people rushing to the gates in Havana to be the first to the stage, and the audiences’ joyous emotion is powerful in itself.  Considering this, those behind the lens (including those charged with editing the collective footage) are deserving of their own applause here.  The only thing for which those behind the cameras can perhaps be criticized is the fact that no on-screen English translations are presented as the locals in each city talk about the band’s importance in their lives and about their own cultures and regions.  It would have been nice to have had that as the otherwise powerful footage is experienced firsthand.  Even with that in mind, it is not enough to completely take away from the importance of the cinematography in the program’s overall presentation.  Considering that, the doc’s cinematography, just from these few examples, proves in itself its importance.  When joined alongside the rest of the doc’s footage, the whole of the program’s visual experience proves completely to be just as important to its presentation as its story, and is still not the last of its most important elements.  The bonus live performances are also important in showing what makes Ole! Ole! Ole! stand out from its counterparts.

The story at the center of Ole! Ole! Ole! and the cinematography that helps tell that story are both important in their own ways in showing what makes this tour doc stand out from its counterparts.  Each element’s importance has already been discussed and won’t be repeated again here.  Rather, the focus will move to the doc’s bonus live performances.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has included with the program, seven live performances lifted from the band’s 2016 Latin American tour.  Considering the extensive nature of the tour, it would have been impossible to include performances from every stop on the tour.  Maybe that will happen in a future Rolling Stones live recording.  Yes, that is a direct hint to the heads at Eagle Rock if they haven’t already considered taking this route.  The performances featured as bonuses are taken from the band’s stops in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil and Lima, Peru.  They feature some of the band’s biggest hits, too, including ‘Paint It Black,’ ‘Honky Tonk Women’ and ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ among others.  It should be noted here that the performances’ audio mixes cry out for home theater systems.  That is not to say that they are inaudible on regular home televisions.  But those with standard HDTVs might find themselves having to turn up the volume quite a bit in some of the performances in order to hear them.  Those with home surround sound or theater systems will find the audio more easily handled.  Even despite this, the bonus performances presented in this doc still prove to be just as engaging and entertaining as the program’s central story and its cinematography.  Keeping that in mind, all three elements join together to make Ole! Ole! Ole! a tour doc that proves clearly why it stands out from its counterparts.  In doing so, it becomes a program that will get three cheers from every Rolling Stones fan.

The Rolling Stones’ new tour documentary Ole! Ole! Ole! is a program that deserves three cheers of its own.  That is because it uses its own merits to stand out from its counterparts, including its story, its cinematography and its bonus live performances.  Each element stands on its own merits, as has already been discussed.  All things considered, the elements discussed here make Ole! Ole! Ole! a standout tour documentary that deserves three cheers and more.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on Ole! Ole! Ole! is available online now along with all of The Rolling Stones’ latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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The Dead Daisies Celebrate July 4th Weekend With Another ‘Live & Louder’ Track

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The Dead Daisies is celebrating the nation’s birthday in a very special way next week.

The band announced Thursday that it will present its cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s ‘American Band’ from its recently released live recording Live & Louder.  The song’s release will be followed by the debut of a companion video on July 4 according to a press release from the band.

Front man John Corabi discussed the band’s history with the song in a recent video, pointing out the band’s link to the song started during an Asian tour in support of America’s military.

“We first did ‘American Band’ by Grand Funk Railroad for our troops in South Korea,” Corabi said.  “We wanted to bring a little bit of something “American” to our men and women in uniform, and give them a taste of home.  So what better way than a American tune by a legendary American band?  The song went over so well, we decided to keep playing it and subsequently recorded it for our Live & Louder album.  Enjoy the Daisies version, the video and the FREEDOM the troops are fighting for on this celebration of our independence as a young, sovereign nation!!!”

Audiences can stream and download the band’s live take of ‘American Band’ online now via Spotify, iTunes and its official website.  More information on the band’s “new” song and video is available online now along with the band’s latest news at:

 

 

 

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Call Of All Debuts ‘War & Illusion’ Lyric Video

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Rock outfit Call of All unveiled this week, the lyric video for the title track from its upcoming album War & Illusion.

The video debuted Tuesday online via AlternativeNation.net.  Musically, the song’s 90s alt-rock sound will appeal to fans of Stone Temple Pilots, Our Lady Peace, and other similar acts in that vein.  Lyrically, the song is familiar territory.

Front man Hunter Watson, who has spent some time on the small screen as one of “Negan’s Saviors” on AMC’s The Walking Dead and as Big Johnny on Tyler Perry’s Too Close To Home (BET) said in a recent interview with Alternative Nation that the song’s lyrical theme addresses what has happened to the world due to “the powers that be.”  Audiences can read the entire interview here.

Watson’s band mate Cody Webb has his own claims to fame. He is the front man for the band Ages Apart and is a successful producer at Belmont Lane Productions, and has also toured with Hinder. He also has earned through his work, a sponsorship deal with EMG pickups, production and other touring work throughout 2016.

War & Illusion is currently scheduled to be released Aug. 25.   More information on War & Illusions is available online now along with Call of All’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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