Astros, Indians Look To Take Weekend Series Tonight Live On ESPN

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In just a few hours, the Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians will finish their three-game weekend series, and the series’ rubber match will be broadcast live tonight on ESPN.

The American League Central-leading Indians (22 – 22) take on the American League West-leading (and defending World Series Champion) Houston Astros (29 – 18) in the closer of the teams’ series as part of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell.  Broadcast of tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.

Matt Vasgersian will have the call for tonight’s game.  He will be joined in the booth by analysts Jessica Mendoza and Alex Rodriguez for additional commentary.  Reporter Buster Olney will be on hand for all of the latest in-game news and interviews.

Tonight’s broadcast will be preceded by Baseball TonightSunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet.  The pre-game broadcast starts at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Carlos Carrasco (5 – 2 so far on the season) is expected to get the start for Cleveland. His last time taking the mound was May 14 against Detroit. He took the loss in that 6 – 3 loss to the Tigers, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits, 3 earned runs, 1 home run, 2 walks (one being intentional), and four strikeouts.  While those numbers are not bad, Carrasco will be looking to get a fresh start tonight when he takes the mound for the Indians.

Lance McCullers, Jr. (5-2) is expected to start for Houston.  He was also last on the mound May 14.  In his case, his last game was against the Angels, who won that game 2 – 1 against the Astros.  McCullers allowed 2 runs on 4 hits over 6 innings in that game, as well as 2 earned runs and 2 walks. He struck out 6 batters over that time.  Since he has had time to rest up, he will be looking for his own fresh start tonight.

Tonight’s game is another one that could go either way in looking at the numbers.  the Astros have played far better on the road so far this season, going 16 – 7 on the road while the team has been more tepid at home, going 13 – 11.  The Indians meanwhile have been better at home (13 – 9) than on the road (9 – 13).

Houston has gone 7 – 3 in its last 10 games while Cleveland has gone 5 – 5 in its last 10 games, with its most recent being a win against Houston.

More information on tonight’s broadcast and all of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell games is available online now along with all of the latest MLB headlines at http://www.espn.com/mlb.

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One In The Chamber Has ‘Bills to Pay’

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Independent rock outfit One in the Chamber is giving audiences the first preview of its forthcoming debut EP.

The Toronto, Canada-based band debuted the video for its new single ‘Bills To Pay‘ late last month.  The blues-rock-tinged song was recorded at Canada’s famed Phase One Studios (Rush, Alice Cooper, The Tragically Hip) and produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Murray Daigle (Neverest, Platinum Blonde, Serena Ryder).

The video sees the band performing its new single in a dimly lit bar setting much to the pleasure of the audience.  The song can be streamed sans video online now here.

More information on ‘Bills To Pay’ is available online now along with all of One In The Chamber’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.oitcband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/oitcband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/oitcband

 

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Sir Reg Debuts ‘The Underdog”s Lead Single

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Swedish punk outfit Sir Reg will release its fifth full-length studio recording this fall, and in anticipation of its release, the band is giving audiences their first preview of the album.

The band debuted the song ‘FOOL (Fight Of Our Lives)‘ on Friday.  The song is the lead single from the band’s next album The Underdogs.  Front man Brendan Sheehy, who is in fact Irish (yes, this is a band from Sweden with an Irish front man), said the album’s lead single centers on the power of hope.

“‘FOOL (Fight of our Lives)‘…is about pulling yourself back from the bring the minute you feel all hope is lost,” Sheehy said.  “Nothing and nobody can stand in your way when you decide to go grab your hopes and dreams, and achieve everything you believe is rightfully yours.”

FOOL (Fight of our Lives)‘ can be downloaded via iTunes and streamed via Spotify.

In regards to The Underdogs, the band explained in a collective statement that it is a tribute of sorts to the everyday person, that proverbial underdog who works every day to survive while also making some kind of difference.

“Everyone loves an Underdog,” the band said in its statement.  “They represent the belief that anyone can achieve and accomplish whatever they believe in, despite overwhelming odds.  This album deals with the struggles of the ordinary men and women, to make their voice heard and their opinions count, whilst not losing their spirit and ability to enjoy the simpler things in life, like hanging out with friends at their favorite bar on a Saturday night.”

More information on The Underdogs, ‘FOOL (Fight of our Lives)‘ and all of Sir Reg’s latest news and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.sirregband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sirregband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/sirregband

 

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Pop Evil Debuts ‘A Crime To Remember’ Video

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Pop Evil has released more new music from its latest album.

The band debuted the video for its latest single ‘A Crime To Remember‘ this week.  Directed by Columbia Tatone, the video is meant to illustrate the song’s message of the importance of unity.  Front man Leigh Kakaty explained in a recent interview, saying the world needs to come together, adding that Tatone’s treatment did an exceptional job of delivering that message.

“Columbia has delivered what we feel is the most powerful video to date for Pop Evil,” Kakaty said.  “The concept keeps an open book storyline on how human beings view the world at the moment.  Our hope is to raise awareness that it’s time for all of us to come together and be united.”

A Crime To Remember‘ is the third single to be released from Pop Evil’s recently released self-titled album.  ‘Waking Lions‘ and ‘Colors Bleed‘ are the album’s other two current singles.

Pop Evil is currently touring in support of its new album.  The band’s current tour schedule is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.PopEvil.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/popevil

Twitter: http://twitter.com/popevil

 

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Nine Inch Nails Tapped To Headline Expanded 2018 Louder Than Life Festival

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There’s good news for fans of the annual Louder Than Life Festival.

The annual rock festival has expanded to three days in what is now its fifth year.  Nine Inch Nails has been tapped to headline the festival, which is scheduled to be held Sept. 28 – 30 at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky.  The full concert lineup will be announced June 4.

VIP and presale general admission tickets are on sale now.  Prices are noted below.

GA Weekend: Starting at $129.50 (4-packs are also available)
VIP Weekend: Starting at $449.50
Top Shelf VIP Weekend: $899.50 (with special amenities)

General on sale starts Friday, June 8 at noon.  ET.  More information on VIP packages and tickets is available online now at http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com.

Nine Inch Nails’ performance at this year’s festival is in support of its forthcoming album Bad Witch, which is currently scheduled to be released June 22 via Null Corporation. The album’s first single, ‘God Break Down The Door‘ is streaming online now.

Louder Than Life is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents.  More information on the Louder Than Life Festival is available online now along with all of the festival’s latest updates at:

 

Website: http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/louderthanlifefestival

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ltlfest

 

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PBS Distribution To Release New ‘DTN’ Double Feature Next Month

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PBS Distribution will release a new Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood double feature DVD next month.

Daniel Tiger’s NeighborhoodDaniel Goes Camping and Tiger Family Trip is currently scheduled to be released Tuesday, June June 12 in store and online.  Clocking in at 170 minutes, the double features culls the previously released DVDs into one box.

Each DVD features 5 episodes of the family favorite series — the same episodes presented in the DVDs’ original presentations.  The collection comes along just in time for summer vacation.  In Daniel Goes Camping, Daniel camps out in his back yard with O the Owl and Dad Tiger.

Daniel visits Prince Wednesday for a sleepover in another of the DVD’s stories. he also enjoys a pajama party with his friends in yet another of the collection’s featured episodes.

Tiger Family Trip follows Daniel and his family as they take a trip to see Granpere.  That trip includes a boat ride, a search for buries treasure and more.

This new dual presentation will retail for MSRP of $14.99, but can be pre-ordered now at a reduced price of $9.99 via PBS’ online store.  More information on the DVD is available online now along with lots of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood activities, printables and more at:

 

Website: http://pbskids.org/daniel

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/danieltigertv

 

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Spock’s Beard Debuts Second Single From ‘Noise Floor’

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Spock’s Beard gave listeners another preview of its new album this week.

The band unveiled the lyric video for the album’s second single ‘Somebody’s Home‘ on Thursday.  Bassist Dave Meros said of the song that he especially favored the composition.

“It’s one of my favorite songs on Noise Floor,” Meros said.

Keyboardist Ryo Okumoto agreed, saying, “This is a great song by [Spock’s Bear front man] Ted Leonard.”

‘Somebody’s Home’ follows the release of the album’s lead single, ‘To Breathe Another Day.’

Noise Floor was engineered by the band’s long-time collaborator Rich Mouser and featured drums from the band’s original drummer Nick D’Virgilio.  The album will be available May 25 in stores and online via InsideOut Music on 2CD digipack and 2LP + 2CD combo pack.  Its track listing is noted below.

Disc 1 – Noise Floor

1.     To Breathe Another Day
2.     What Becomes of Me
3.     Somebody’s Home
4.     Have We All Gone Crazy Yet
5.     So This Is Life
6.     One So Wise
7.     Box of Spiders
8.     Beginnings

Disc 2 – Cutting Room Floor

1.     Days We’ll Remember
2.     Bulletproof
3.     Vault
4.     Armageddon Nervous

More information on Noise Floor is available online now along with all of Spock’s Beard’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://spocksbeard.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/spocksbeard

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SpocksB

 

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