Shout! Factory Kids, Nick Jr. Partner For New Kuu Kuu Harajuku DVD

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Shout! Factory Kids has teamed with Viacom and Nick Jr. to ring audiences another new collection of Kuu Kuu Harajuku episodes.

Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Super Kawaii is currently scheduled to be released Tuesday, September 26 on DVD in stores and online. The set features 12 more episodes from the series’ debut season.  Pre-orders are available now via Amazon and ShoutFactory.com.

This time out, the young ladies of HJ5 have to turn Music back to herself when she turns into her alter ego, Muzaka in “Music Zoo.”  “Oh G” sees one of Pigment’s paintings come to life, leading the ladies to have to get things back under control.  In “Control + Alt + Dimension” Love ends up in an alternate dimension and has to get back to her own world.

These are just some of the episodes featured in the series’ latest release.  Nine other episodes fill out the disc.  As an added bonus, the collection also features interviews with the series’ voice vast.

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ESPN’s Marty Smith Getting His Own Show

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ESPN personality Marty Smith is getting his own monthly show.

The veteran reporter’s new program SportsCenter PresentsMarty Smith’s America will launch Wednesday, Aug. 2 on ESPN2. The hourlong program will see Smith conducting interviews with notable sports newsmakers each week.

Smith said of the program that it stemmed from Smith’s desire to profile people and their stories more.

“Everyone has a story,” Smith said.  “This life is about relationships and sharing those stories.  My team and I thoroughly enjoy telling them, through the prism of building lasting relationships.  Work hard.  Be kind.  Have passion.  That’s us.  We have a unique style and energy.  We genuinely care about the people we cover – not just the stories they provide.”

ESPN Senior Vice President Rob King said the series will see Smith interviewing his subjects in out of the ordinary settings such as “pond swimming with Nick Saban and hooping it up with Alan Iverson, and examining their different viewpoints on practice, reporting from the back of a race car and challenging Cam Newton to a game of flag football.”

The series’ debut episode will see Smith spending a day with Newton at a charity kick ball game in Charlotte, N.C. in “Kicking It With Cam.”  It will also see Smith join soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in China in “All Access with CR7 in China.”  “The Trojan Horse,” also included in the series’ debut episode, follows Smith as he spends a day with USC quarterback and pre-season No. 1 overall draft pick Sam Darnold on the USC campus in L.A.

NBA star LeBron James is also profiled in the series’ debut episode, but not in his own words. Smith sits down with James’ best friend and business manager Maverick Carter in “The King Maker,” also included in Marty Smith’s America.

As if all of the stories set for the series’ debut is not enough for audiences, former college football star and Major League Baseball hopeful Tim Teabow will serve as Smith’s co-host on the series’ premiere.

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36 Crazyfists Announces New Album Release, Tour Dates

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The wait is almost over for 36 Crazyfists’ next new album.

The band will release its new album Lantern Sept. 29 via Spinefarm Records. It is the band’s second record through the label – its first with Spinefarm was 2015’s Time and Trauma–and its eighth album overall.

In anticipation of Lanters’ upcoming release, the band—Brock Lindow (vocals), Steve Holt (guitar), Mick Whitney (bass) and Kyle Baltus (drums)—premiered the album’s lead single ‘Death Eater’ this week via Loudwire.  Lindow explained in a recent interview the song is a very introspective work, lyrically speaking.

“It’s a reflection of self and the dwellings of rock bottom, discovering the tools to dig yourself out, and refusing to let yourself free fall into the abyss of hopelessness,” Lindow said.  “Love, forgive and never give in.”

He added the album’s overall lyrical theme is very much along the same lines as that of ‘Death Eater.’

Lanterns is about the fight within us all…forever refusing to sink,” Lindow said.

Pre-orders for Lanterns are open now. The album’s full track listing is noted below.

LANTERNS TRACK LISTING:
“Death Eater”
“Wars to Walk Away From”
“Better to Burn”
“Damaged Under Sun”
“Sea and Smoke”
“Where Revenge Ends”
“Sleepsick”
“Bandage for Promise”
“Laying Hands”
“Below The Graves”
“Old Gold”
“Dark Corners”

The band will take to the road in support of Lanterns.  It will join Devildriver, Uncured, Tetrarch and Cane Hill for a more than monthlong tour across America for the tour beginning Aug. 18. The tour includes stops in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Washington and a number of other states nationwide.

The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

36 CRAZYFISTS ON TOUR:
With DevilDriver, Uncured, Tetrarch:

8/18: San Jose, CA @ The Ritz – San Jose
8/19: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
8/20: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
8/21: Billings, MT @ Pub Station

With /DevilDriver, Uncured, Tetrarch, +Cane Hill:
8/23: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
8/24: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
8/25: Belvidere, IL @ Apollo Theatre
8/26: Battle Creek, MI @ Leila Arboretum* (Michigan Metal Festival)
8/27: La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Lounge
8/28: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
8/29: Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
8/30: Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
8/31: Wichita, KS @ Crown Uptown
9/1: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
9/2: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
9/5: Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
9/7: Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
9/8: Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys
9/9: Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse – TN
9/13: Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse (at The International)
9/14: Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
9/15: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s Music Hall
9/16: Augusta, GA @ Iron Heights
9/20: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/21: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
9/22: Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom
*Festival Date

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Film Movement Bringing Blues Doc Home This Summer

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Independent film studio Film Movement is taking audiences on a journey into the history of the blues this summer.

Film Movement will release its documentary I Am The Blues Tuesday, Aug. 8 on DVD and Digital HD.  The documentary, originally released theatrically in 2015, takes audiences on a tour of the places that formed the foundations of the blues, meeting the people who helped form those bases along the way.

The places include the swamps of the Louisiana bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and the hidden gems of the famed “Chitlin Circuit” that so many of the blues founders traveled decades ago. Those founders include the likes of Bobby Rush–who won his first-ever Grammy® with his latest recording Porcupine Meat, which Rush released at the age of 83—Barbara Lynn, Little Freddie King, Lazy Lester, Henry Gray, Carol Fran, Bilbo Walker and many others.

Audiences can view a trailer for the award-winning, 106-minute documentary online now here.  More information on this and other titles from Film Movement is available online now at:

 

 

 

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Remada Announces New Live Dates

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Hard rock outfit Remada has announced a new series of live dates.

The band announced this week it will hit the road for a five-week North American tour that launches Aug. 12 in St. Cloud, MN and runs through Sept. 17 in Iowa City, IA, including performances in York, IL; Youngstown, NY; Kansas City, MO and other cities.  The band will also play one additional, separate date on Oct. 7 in St. Cloud, MN.

Earlier this year, Remada officially introduced itself to the world when it debuted the video for its single, ‘A Better Tomorrow,’ which was included in its EP The Blackout, released April 29.

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Gary Numan Debuts ‘My Name Is Ruin’ Video

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Gary Numan debuted the video for his latest single ‘My Name Is Ruin’ this week.

The video comes only weeks after he first premiered the song, which is the lead single from his upcoming album Savage (Songs From A Broken World). The album is currently scheduled to be released Sept. 15 via BMG Music and will be available on Cd, deluxe CD, double vinyl, cassette, digital and MFit platforms.  Its full track listing is noted below.

Savage (Songs From A Broken World)
Standard CD Edition – Official Tracklisting 

01. Ghost Nation
02. Bed Of Thorns
03. My Name Is Ruin*
04. The End Of Things
05. And It All Began With You
06. When The World Comes Apart
07. Mercy
08. What God Intended
09. Pray For The Pain You Serve
10. Broken

The video – directed by Chris Corner — places Numan and his daughter Persia in the post-apocalyptic world described in a recent interview in which he describes the album’s concept. It is a vast, empty wasteland of deserts and mountains that heightens the emotion in the song’s arrangement and lyrical content. Audiences can view the video online now here.

Numan will hit the road this fall and winter in support of his new album for a roughly monthlong North American tour that begins Nov. 15 in San Diego, CA. The tour runs through Dec. 16 and currently includes performances in Seatlle, WA; Houston, TX; Brooklyn, NY and a handful of other cities.  The current tour schedule is noted below.

Gary Numan – Savage North American Tour Dates:
Nov 15 – The Observatory North Park; San Diego, CA
Nov 16 – Teragram Ballroom; Los Angeles, CA
Nov 17 – The Observatory; Santa Ana, CA
Nov 19 – The Fillmore; San Francisco, CA
Nov 21 – Wonder Ballroom; Portland, OR
Nov 22 – Neptune; Seattle, OR
Nov 23 – The Rickshaw Theatre; Vancouver
Nov 24 – Commonwealth; Calgary
Nov 26 – Pyramid Cabaret; Winnipeg
Nov 28 – First Avenue; Minneapolis, MN
Nov 29 – Thalia Hall; Chicago, IL
Nov 30 – St Andrews Hall; Detroit, IL
Dec 01 – Opera House; Toronto
Dec 04 – Paradise Rock Club; Boston, MA
Dec 06 – Union Transfer; Philadelphia, PA
Dec 07 – Brooklyn Street; Brooklyn, NY
Dec 09 – 9:30 Club; Washington DC
Dec 11 – The Masquerade – Heaven Stage; Atlanta, GA
Dec 12 – Exit / In; Nashville, TN
Dec 14 – Trees; Dallas, TX
Dec 15 – Warehouse Live Studio; Houston, TX
Dec 16 – The Mohawk; Austin, TX

Tickets are available now for all dates, and can be purchased here.

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Ala.Ni Announces New Live Dates

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Ala.Ni will make her North American tour debut this fall.

The British-born, French-based singer announced this week she will join Son Little for a short string of live North American dates beginning Oct. 18 in Asbury Park, NJ.  The schedule, which is in support of her debut album You & I, runs a little more than a week, includes performances in Asheville, North Carolina; Pawling, New York; Annapolis, Maryland and a handful of other dates. It ends Oct. 27 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The full tour schedule is noted below.

Tour Dates with Son Little:
 
10/18: Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar
10/19: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/20: Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theater
10/21: Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
10/22: Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House Club
10/24: Annapolis, MD – Rams Head on Stage
10/25: Vienna, VA – The Barn at Wolf Trap
10/26: Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
10/27: Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar

Also in support of her new album, National Public Radio presented an interview featuring Ala.Ni on its World Café program that can be heard here now.  The up-and-coming singer discussed with host David Dye the inspiration behind the songs featured on her new album, her life in music and more.

If that is not enough, audiences can also view one of Ala.Ni’s live performances of her song ‘Cherry Blossom’ taken from BBC2’s hit program Later…with Jools Holland now.

You & I is available in stores and online now.  More information on the album is available online now along with all of Ala.Ni’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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