Set It Off’s Latest LP Boasts More Upsides Than Down

Courtesy: Equal Vision Records

Courtesy: Equal Vision Records

This coming March, Set It Off will perform live in North Carolina’s “Queen City” as support for Simple Plan’s 15th Anniversary Tour.  The bands will perform live at The Fillmore Charlotte on Wednesday, March 22nd.  While Set It Off is acting as direct support on the tour, that doesn’t lessen the importance of its performance.  That is because the band is currently touring in support of its latest full-length studio release, Upside Down.  The band’s third full-length studio recording, Upside Down was released last October via Equal Vision Records.  It is a stark departure for the band both in terms of its musical arrangements and its lyrical themes.  Both elements are key pieces of the record’s overall presentation.  The record’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements.  Each element is important in its own right to the record’s overall presentation.  All things considered, Upside Down offers far more upsides than down.

Set It Off’s third full-length studio recording Upside Down was a big risk for the band.  That is because it is such a stark departure for the band in comparison to its previous two albums and its previous EPs. In examining the album in whole it proves to be a risk that was worth taking.  The record’s arrangements clearly support that statement.  Gone are the heavy, angsty, guitar-driven arrangements presented in the band’s previous offerings.  They have been replaced here with arrangements that prove to be far more accessible to mainstream audiences than those aforementioned arrangements.  The arrangement presented in the record’s title track is a prime example of that more commercial, mainstream sound.  The keyboard-driven composition is more akin to something audiences might hear from Maroon 5, Andy Grammar and others of that ilk than the Fall Out Boy, etc. sound for which it has been known.  ‘Diamond Girl,’ with its blatantly 80s-influenced sound—more specifically Richard Marx influenced—the band exhibits once again just how far it has departed from its previous sound this time out.  ‘Admit It’ is one more clear example of the importance of this record’s arrangements.  This song presents a blatantly Top 40, pop-centric arrangement that can easily be compared to so many of today’s top pop acts.  It is hardly the last song that could be cited in explaining the importance of the record’s arrangements.  The arrangement presented in ‘Life Afraid’ is another keyboard-driven composition that would be a perfect fit for any club.  The hip-hop arrangement at the center of ‘Hypnotized’ stands on its own merits, too.  Between that arrangement and all of the others noted here, it becomes clear just how important the arrangements presented in Upside Down are to its overall presentation.  They prove that while they do make the record a stark stylistic departure from the band’s past records, that risk paid off tenfold.

The arrangements that are presented in Set It Off’s latest full-length studio recording present a sound that is a stark departure for the band from its previous records.  That includes its EPs and full-length studio recordings.  They present sounds that are far more accessible to mainstream audiences than those in the band’s previous records.  As important as this record’s arrangements are to its presentation, they are not the only stark departures present in this record.  The lyrical themes presented throughout the album stand out just as much from their predecessors as the record’s musical arrangements.  ‘Uncontainable’ is a clear example of how different the record’s lyrical themes are in comparison to those of the band’s previous albums.  This song’s lyrical content presents a very positive message to audiences about standing tall and proud.  It tells listeners to not let anyone or anything hold one down.  ‘Admit It’ is another one of those songs (or at least seems to be) that is centered on a broken relationship.  That is nothing new for the band.  What is different here is the approach that the band has taken with its lyrical content.  Rather than being one of those angry pieces so common on the band’s previous records, it is more a standard breakup piece.  It sounds just like something—some will hate this critic for this—that any of today’s Top 40 acts would churn out, pointing fingers about a breakup.  ‘Never Know,’ with its positive message about taking risks is a perfect illustration of the risk taken by the band here.  It also serves to motivate listeners to take their own choices even despite naysayers who might try to hold one down.  It is just one of the lyrically positive pieces presented in this record, too.  Between those songs, the others noted here and those not noted, it becomes entirely clear why the lyrical themes presented in this record are so important to its presentation.  When they are set alongside the album’s musical arrangements, both show just how big of a risk Set It Off took on this record and how much that risk paid off.  While both elements are clearly important in their own right to the album’s presentation, they are not its only important elements.  The record’s overall sequencing is just as important to note as its arrangements and its lyrical themes.

The musical arrangements and lyrical themes presented throughout Upside Down both show a band that took a huge risk in comparison to its previous records.  They also show a risk that paid off quite well.  While they are both important to the record’s overall presentation, showing why that risk paid off, they are not its only important elements.  The record’s sequencing is just as important to its presentation as its arrangements and lyrical themes.  From beginning to end, the band keeps the energy moving.  That in turn assures even more listeners’ maintained engagement and enjoyment.  That is just part of what makes the sequencing so important to note.  On a deeper level, listeners will note that the band varies the arrangements from one song to the next, too.  It opens with something of a pop-rock arrangement in ‘Something New’ before moving to a more Top 40 Pop sound in ‘Uncontainable,’ the record’s second track.  ‘Life Afraid,’ the record’s third song, is a more club style song in its arrangement.  The band moves back in the pop direction with the record’s fourth track, its title track.  The moody, modern, keyboard-driven arrangement at the heart of ‘Want’ switches things even more.  The variances in the arrangements definitely don’t end there, either.  Rather they continue right to the record’s end.  Those variances in mind, and the energy that is so expertly balanced from start to finish, it becomes clear why this record’s sequencing is just as important to discuss in its importance as its arrangements themselves and the record’s lyrical themes.  All things considered, the elements noted here come together to show Upside Down as one quite a risk for Set It Off, but a risk that paid off in the end.  That is because they come together to show this record has far more upsides than down.

Upside Down is a record that shows great growth from Set It Off.  That is because it presents the band really stepping out of its comfort zone and taking a huge risk both musically and lyrically.  That risk paid off quite well, with the end result being a record that displays far more upsides than down.  From the wide array of musical styles presented in its arrangements and the mix of themes in its lyrical content, the album doesn’t just sit on the band’s past laurels.  It keeps the band (and fans) moving forward.  All things considered, Upside Down proves to have far more upsides than down.  It is available in stores and online now.  It is available at each of the band’s current live shows, too.  That includes the band’s upcoming show in March in Charlotte, NC.  More information on that tour, the band’s new album and all of the band’s latest updates is available online now at:

 

 

 

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“Roast In Peace” Is Another Bold Success For Ellefson Coffee Company

Courtesy: Ellefson Coffee Company

Courtesy: Ellefson Coffee Company

When Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson made the decision last year to start up his own coffee company, the move was clearly a big risk.  That is because Ellefson has made a living making music and spreading that music around the world.  But of course all good things must come to an end.  Eventually Ellefson is going to hang up his bass and call it career.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is that Ellefson’s risk to start up his coffee company may very well prove to be a good move.  With four lines already in production—one of which, Urban Legend, being limited edition—Ellefson Coffee company looks to already be moving in the right direction.  Its “Kenya Thrash” line is obviously the company’s cornerstone. That coffee is a bold blend of Arabica and Robusta coffees whose aromatic kick is just as powerful as that present in its taste and caffeine content.  It is just one of the company’s standout lines.  “Roast In Peace” is another one of the company’s standout lines.  While its caffeine content may not be as high as that of Kenya Thrash, it still offers plenty for coffee lovers and connoisseurs to appreciate beginning with that content.  Its bold taste is just as important to note as its caffeine content.  Its aroma is just as bold as its taste.  Each element of this blend is important to its appeal.  All things considered, they make “Roast In Peace” another blend from Ellefson Coffee Company that hits all the right notes.  Yes, that bad pun was fully intended.

Ellefson Coffee Company has proven already to this critic that it has a fighting chance in the coffee business thanks to its “Kenya Thrash” coffee line.  That blend hits about as hard as the riffs that the band churns out on its songs.  It is only one of the powerful blends that the upstart coffee company has to offer consumers.  Its “Roast In Peace” blend hits almost as hard and will impress consumers just as much as “Kenya Thrash.”  That is evident primarily through its caffeine content.  “Roast in Peace’s” caffeine content is not as high as that of “Kenya Thrash,” but it still is high in its own right.  That is thanks to the fact that the Brazilian-grown beans are 100% pure Arabica. Its content is high enough that it doesn’t take long for even the sleepiest person to wake up after the first few sips.  That is how high its caffeine content proves to be.  There are not a lot of coffee companies out there whose representatives can say their blends are that powerful.  Again, its content isn’t as high as that of “Kenya Thrash,” it still is high enough to keep consumers quite well awake through most of the day.  Keeping that in mind, the drink’s caffeine content proves to be a hugely important piece of the drink’s whole.  It is just one of the important parts of what makes this blend so appetizing.  The drink’s taste is just as important to its appeal as its caffeine content.

Courtesy: Ellefson Coffee Company

Courtesy: Ellefson Coffee Company

The caffeine content of Ellefson Coffee Company’s “Roast In Peace” blend is clearly an important piece of the drink’s appeal.  Its content isn’t as high as that of “Kenya Thrash,” but is still high in its own right.  It is just one part of what makes this blend so appealing.  Its bold taste is just as important to note as its caffeine content.  Whether one prefers one’s coffee straight or with cream and sugar (or with flavored creamers) its bold flavor is evident.  Even if one prefers flavored creamers for their coffee one will be able to taste this drink’s bold taste.  The thing is that just as with “Kenya Thrash’s” taste, it doesn’t overpower the creamer.  In fact it creates a certain balance for a taste that presents its own identity separate from “Kenya Thrash” and other coffee companies’ blends.  To that end, it makes for one more reason this blend will appeal to coffee lovers and connoisseurs alike.  It is just one more of the many elements that makes this blend so appealing.  Its aroma is just as bold as its taste.

“Roast In Peace’s” caffeine content and its bold taste are both key parts of what makes this blend another sure success for Ellefson Coffee Company.  They are not its only important elements.  Its bold aroma packs just as much punch as its taste.  That aroma is evident before the coffee even gets poured.  Consumers will love the smell that fills their kitchens as it brews.  It is an aroma that is right up there with the strongest blends from Folgers and other companies.  As soon as that aroma hits consumers’ noses, it will bring a smile to their faces.  That smile will only get bigger with the first sip thanks to the drink’s equally bold taste.  When those two elements are joined with the coffee’s caffeine content, the end result proves to be a drink that will impress coffee lovers and connoisseurs just as much as “Kenya Thrash.”  They combine to make it a drink that shows even more to be one of Ellefson Coffee Company’s leading lines of coffee.

Courtesy: Ellefson Coffee Company

Courtesy: Ellefson Coffee Company

“Roast In Peace” is one of Ellefson Coffee Company’s leading lines of coffee.  It is right up there with the company’s “Kenya Thrash” line and with other companies’ boldest lines.  That is due in part to a caffeine content that will wake up consumers right from the first few sips.  It will keep them awake for the better part of the day even despite not being as high as that in the company’s “Kenya Thrash” line.  Its bold aroma and taste enhance the drinking experience with this blend even more.  Whether one takes one’s coffee straight or with some mix of cream and sugar or flavored creamer, every coffee drinker will appreciate the drink’s boldness.  That first scent and first sip will put a big smile on consumers’ faces.  Even using cream and sugar or flavored creamer, consumers get a great balance of sweet and bold.  The end result is an experience that coffee lovers in general will appreciate just as much as Ellefson’s fans and Megadeth fans.  More information on this and other lines from Ellefson Coffee Company is available online now at:

 

 

 

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/ellefsondavid

 

 

 

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Sonic Syndicate Releases ‘Confessions” Final Single

Courtesy: Despotz Records

Courtesy: Despotz Records

Sonic Syndicate has released more new music.

The band released the single ‘Still Believe (ft. Madyx)’ this week.  The song is the third and final single from the band’s 2016 album Confessions.  Audiences can hear the song online now here.

Front man Nathan J. Biggs called working on the song a special experience, adding working with alt pop singer Madyx (a.k.a. Michelle Blanchard) on the song made it even more special.  Blanchard won UMA’s “Best International Music Video” Award in 2016 for her video for ‘Some Kisses.’  The song is also on British Airways’ “Ones To Watch” playlist on each of its flights.

“Working on the song fulfills my ambition of hearing harmonies and alternate leads performed together with a female voice,” Biggs said. “So to get the chance to do this on Confessions was something not only brand new for us, but a big accomplishment, and to do it with such a sparky, talented girl like Madyx who really connected with the lyrics on a personal level made it even more special.  It turned a good song into a unique song that stands out on the record.”

Biggs said the songs make it so unique because of the topic presented within those words.

“The lyrics are about a long distance relationship, a couple reminiscing about their time together on different continents, how the vibe of each city flavored their love for one another,” Biggs said.  “However, as the song goes along we realize it’s not just heartache due to miles apart, the guy is talking to a girl who has passed away and she is replying from beyond the grave.  It’s beautiful, tragic and haunting.  But I think true love can even survive death.”

‘Still Believe’ can be downloaded now via iTunes and streamed online now via Spotify.  Sonic Syndicate will hit the road in March with Amaranthe to support ConfessionsConfessions can be ordered online now direct via Despotz Records’ webstore.  More information on Confessions is available online now along with all of Sonic Syndicate’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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‘Command And Control’ Is An “Explosive” New Episode Of ‘American Experience’

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution

On September 18, 1980 America narrowly escaped what could have been one of the worst nuclear disasters that it has ever experienced when a Titan II ballistic missile exploded in its silo in Damascus, Arkansas.  PBS recently profiled the near catastrophic event in a new episode of its history-based series American Experience titled American Experience: Command And Control.  This two-hour program is a visualization of author Eric Schlosser’s book by the same name.  It is a powerful presentation, too that is certain to keep its audiences enthralled just as easily as any big screen action thriller.  That is due in part to its story, its most important element.  The information that is provided within the story is just as important to note as the story itself in examining the program’s overall presentation.  The program’s dual presentation rounds out its most important elements.  Each element plays its own important part in the program’s presentation.  All things considered, they make this episode of American Experience a documentary that is certain to command and control any critic’s list of the year’s top new documentaries.

American Experience: Command And Control is the first great documentary of 2017.  This two-hour program is certain to command and control any critic’s list of the year’s top new documentaries all year.  That is due in no small part to the story at the center of the program.  The story at the center of this program follows the events that unfolded on September 18, 1980.  It follows the events almost hour-by-hour from the events ahead of the near catastrophe to the fallout (no pun intended) that followed from the event.  It is right up there with some of the biggest action flicks of the 20th century.  In fact, being a real life event and not overly embellished by Hollywood writers, it is even more enthralling. Speaking of Hollywood blockbusters, the story’s transitions are just like something that would be used in a major Hollywood production.  It is a minor element, but even as small as it is, it does so much to keep viewers entertained and engaged in the story.  It should also be noted that the story includes a rather scathing indictment of the military and its protocol as the story is told.  That indictment comes direct from those involved in the event.  It also presents a warning about the dangers of nuclear weapons and relying on nuclear buildup as it provides a history on the nuclear weapons accidents that happened before the Damascus accident.  It should be noted that considering the discussions that are raised by those involved in the accident, not every viewer will want to watch this story because of their views.  But those who are not so set in their ways will enjoy and appreciate this story and all of its elements.  Speaking of those elements, they lead into another important piece of the program’s whole, its information content.

The story at the center of AE: Command and Control is in its own way a key piece of the program’s presentation.  It is a story that is just as engaging as any Hollywood blockbuster of its kind, if not even better.  It is just one of the program’s key elements. The information that is presented throughout the story is just as important to note as the story itself.  Audiences learn over the course of the program’s two-hour run time that the 1980 incident was just one of a number of accident that had happened since the end of World War II.  There is mention of the H-Bomb incident in North Carolina and other accidents that happened before and after.  At the story’s end, audiences learn that between the Damascus incident and others, thousands of incidents had been reported by the military but not made public.  It is even revealed here that the Air Force tried to cover up the Damascus incident, which luckily didn’t turn out to be as bad as it could have been, but still could have been.  Thousands of people could have died not just in Arkansas but across the country had it been worse.  That the military didn’t initially tell the public about what was happening as it happened is understandable to a point.  It is also very troubling considering how bad the situation could have been and how many lives could have been lost.  Audiences also learn of how poorly the men involved in trying to stop the incident were treated by the military after the event as part of the presented informational content.  It probably wasn’t the first time the military has done its officers so wrongly, and definitely not the last time it has ever acted so wrongly toward those who wear the assigned uniform.  Between those revelations and other items presented throughout the program, audiences will find that the information presented throughout this program is indeed just as important to its presentation as its story.  It is not the last important element to note, either.  The program’s dual presentation rounds out its most important elements.

The story at the center of AE: Command and Control and the information that makes up the story are both key elements to the program’s presentation.  That is because of their ability to keep viewers engaged, informed, and entertained.  They combine make the program just as gripping as any big screen presentation crafted by any Hollywood screen writer.  As important as they are to the program’s presentation, they are not its only important elements.  PBS Distribution presents the program in both a standard hour-long presentation and a full two-hour presentation.  Why PBS Distribution would even go that route is anyone’s guess.  Perhaps that has to do with its use at certain levels in high school and beyond.  It is possible maybe younger high school-age viewers would only have an attention span for an hour-long presentation while older audiences would be more apt to sit the entire two-hours.  It would be interesting to find out why exactly the company went this route.  Regardless, giving audiences the option of the program’s hour or two-hour-long presentation is certain to be beneficial in one way or another depending on the setting in which each is used.  When this is set alongside the program’s story and its rich depth of information, it rounds out the program’s most important elements.  It joins with them to show once and for all why this program is such an interesting watch.  It is a piece that students and lovers of military history and history in general will appreciate.  All things considered, it is a program that will command and control any critic’s list of the year’s top new documentaries.

American Experience: Command and Control is a work that students and lovers of military history and history in general will appreciate.  It is a work that is certain to command and control any critic’s list of the year’s top new documentaries.  That is due to its wholly engaging story.  The story presented here is just as enthralling as any major Hollywood action thriller with a similar plot.  Being that it is real life, it is even more enthralling than those movies.  The information that makes up the body of the program adds even more depth to the viewing experience.  It will educate audiences and potentially shock them at the same time.  That is because of the revelations that are made throughout the program.  That audiences are given the choice to watch the program in its abbreviated, hour-long presentation and its full two-hour theatrical presentation makes the experience even more engaging.  Each element plays its own important part to the program’s presentation.  All things considered, they make this episode of American Experience a program that will command and control any critic’s list of the year’s top new documentaries.  It is available now on DVD.  It can be ordered online now via PBS’ store both by itself and in a bundle pack with Schlosser’s book.  More information on this and other episodes of American Experience is available online now at:

 

 

 

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Anti-Flag Releases New Live Recording

Courtesy: Spinefarm Records

Courtesy: Spinefarm Records

Anti-Flag released its latest live recording this week.

The veteran Pittsburgh, PA-based punk outfit released its new live recording Volume 1 on Friday.  The 13-song collection was recorded over the course of a 3-night stint at Los Angeles’ famed Troubador in 2016.  It includes a variety of songs from the band’s catalogue including but not limited to ‘Death of a Nation,’ ‘You’d Do The Same,’ ‘Tearing Everyone Down’ and ‘Born To Die.’  The recording’s full track listing is noted below.

 

ANTI-FLAG LIVE: VOLUME 1 TRACK LISTING

 

  1. The Press Corpse
  1. You’d Do The Same
  2. Fabled World
  3. Born To Die
  4. You Are Fired
  5. Fuck The Flag
  6. Broken Bones
  7. Death Of A Nation
  8. Their System Doesn’t Work For You
  9. Drink Drank Punk
  10. Tearing Everyone Down
  11. Brandenburg Gate
  12. Die For The Government

 

Fans can purchase the album now on vinyl and digital platforms.  The vinyl is available in limited numbers.  Audiences can get a taste of the band’s performance online now with the band’s performance of ‘Death of a Nation’ here.

Along with the release of its new live compilation, Anti-Flag has also released a series of videos titled “I Am Anti.”  The band’s members discuss their views on war, classism, violence and Islamophobia in the videos.  Each member of the band shares the story through a personal experience related to the given issue in each video.  Audiences can view each video below.

 

“I AM ANTI” VIDEOS

 

I AM ANTI-WAR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97g8kW-Utek&feature=youtu.be

 

I AM ANTI-CLASSISM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Yr9YMXVTc&feature=youtu.be

 

I AM ANTI-VIOLENCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4fAr2Ni0vY&feature=youtu.be

 

I AM ANTI-ISLAMOPHOBIA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y580MXsXpmk&feature=youtu.be

 

Anti-Flag is currently on tour alongside Reel Big Fish, Ballyhoo!, Direct Hit! And Pkew Pkew Pkew.  The bands will be in Raleigh, North Carolina on Sunday at The Ritz Raleigh.  The bands’ current tour schedule also includes performances along the Gulf Coast, the Southwest, Northwest and even Canada.  The bands’ current tour schedule is noted below.

 

ANTI-FLAG ON TOUR:
With Reel Big Fish, Ballyhoo!, Direct Hit!, and Pkew Pkew Pkew
1/20/17 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
1/21/17 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
1/22/17 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
1/23/17 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
1/25/17 Orlando, FL The Beacham Theater
1/26/17  Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
1/27/17 Atlanta, GA  The Masquerade
1/28/17  New Orleans, LA Joy Theater
1/29/17 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
1/31/17 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!
2/1/17  Austin, TX Emo’s
2/2/17  San Antonio, TX Aztec Theatre
2/3/17 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
2/4/17 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
2/6/17 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
2/7/17 Boise, ID  Knitting Factory
2/8/17 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
2/9/17 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
2/10/17 Spokane, WA  Knitting Factory
2/11/17 Seattle, WA  The Showbox
2/13/17 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
2/14/17 Reno, NV Cargo
2/15/17 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
2/16/17 Los Angeles, CA  Belasco Theater
2/17/17 San Diego, CA  House Of Blues
http://www.anti-flag.com/tour-dates/

 

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Flobots Unveil New LP’s Lead Single

Courtesy: Liveloud

Courtesy: Liveloud

Flobots is giving fans a taste of its next album.

The band released the song ‘Pray’ (Extended) this week.  The song is the first single from the band’s upcoming album NOENEMIES.  The song is available at all digital retailers now.  It can be streamed online now here.  The song’s lyrics are available here.

‘Pray’ was written and recorded early in 2016 ahead of the presidential race between now President Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  The band said the song is a call to action, addressing the problems of racism and division among America’s population.

The song is described as coming from the vantage point of a community realizing the result of its part in the racism that has become so present across the country. The community, in its realization, asks for collective forgiveness for its actions.

NOENEMIES’ lead sing samples an Alan Lomax performance of the Sacred Harp song ‘Antioch’ for its arrangement. A local Denver, CO Sacred Harp group was brought in to sing “re-imagined” lyrics to ‘Antioch’ for the introduction to the extended take on ‘Pray.’

Flobots member Johnny 5 said hearing ‘Antioch’ had a powerful impact on him, adding it led to a deep appreciation for Sacred Harp singing.

“When I first heard ‘Antioch’ it felt like an exorcism…,” Johnny 5 said. “Digging deeper, we realized that the entire culture of Sacred Harp singing fully embodies the spirit that has fueled the direction of our new music. Songs of power. Songs that celebrate community. Songs designed to be experienced,  not performed. Songs meant to be sung out with strength.”

Flobots will host a Facebook Live Q&A session on Jan. 30 to discuss in more depth the topics addressed in its new single. The session will begin at 10 p.m. ET.  Anyone wanting to take part can RSVP and present questions for the session here.

Flobots will also partner with Denver, CO-based dance company Wonderbound for a series of live performance collaborations dubbed “Divisions” to promote its new album.  The collaboration will see the group performing dance routines to Flobots’ new songs.

The performances begin April 14 and run through April 30.  They will be held at a series of venues around Denver.  Fans can check out the dates for the shows and purchase tickets here.

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Website: http://www.flobots.com

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Fitz And The Tantrums Performing Live Overnight Tonight On TV

Courtsey: New Elektra

Courtsey: New Elektra

Fitz and the Tantrums will be live on TV overnight tonight.

The group will perform live on The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS. It is set to perform its megahit ‘Handclap’ from its self-titled 2016 album. The song was the album’s lead single.

The performance is a continuation of the group’s 2016 “Come Get Your Love Fall Tour.”  The next date on the group’s tour is a performance at the Pot Of Gold Music Festival in Chandler, AZ on March 18.

The Late Late Show with James Corden airs at 12:37 a.m. ET/11:37 CT.

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