Huntington Beach independent label No Sleep Records has announced today their first annual “Death To False Music Tour,” which will kick off in Dallas, TX on October 6th. As revealed by sponsor, the tour will feature an assortment of bands from the label’s eclectic lineup, including The Felix Culpa, Rescuer, Aviator and Seasons Change. Tickets will go on sale Friday.
“Death To False Music” marks No Sleep’s first official tour. It’s also the label’s mission statement and commitment to featuring real bands that are creating real music and cutting through the false music that is oversaturating the music industry today.
“Doing a No Sleep tour has always been something we’ve wanted to do, and could not be more pleased with the first of hopefully many to come,” says No Sleep president Chris Hansen. “Much love for all the bands doing the tour, and we hope you enjoy it.”
The upcoming tour will feature some of No Sleep’s most exciting new signings and emerging bands. The first leg of the run will be headlined by Tampa rock band Rescuer, who are touring behind their latest album Anxiety Answering, with Boston rock act Aviator, who are releasing their new album Head In The Clouds, Hands In the Dirt on August 19th, and newly signed SoCal pop-punk band Seasons Change in support. The second leg of the tour will feature the recently reunited headliners The Felix Culpa, who are releasing a new split with labelmates Foreign Tongues on August 12th, with Rescuer and Aviator supporting. Dates are listed below.
Fans are invited to purchase tickets on Friday and follow No Sleep Records at for additional news and updates.
Death To False Music Tour Dates:
Rescuer, Aviator, Seasons Change
Oct 6 - Dallas, TX - Sons of Herman Hall
Oct 7 - San Antonio, TX - The Korova Basement
Oct 9 - Mesa, AZ - The Underground
Oct 11 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Oct 12 - Las Vegas, NV - Eagle Aerie Hall
Oct 13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Sled
Rescuer, Aviator
Oct 16 - Burnsville, MN - The Garage
The Felix Culpa, Rescuer, Aviator
Oct 17 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
Oct 18 - Lansing, MI - Mac’s Bar
Oct 19 - Lakewood, OH - Mahalls
Oct 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose
Oct 21 - New York, NY - No Sleep Records CMJ Showcase
Oct 22 - Boston, MA - Middle East - Upstairs
Oct 23 - Hamden, CT - The Space
Oct 24 - Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary
Oct 25 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
Oct 26 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Rescuer, Aviator
Oct 28 - Columbia, SC - Foxfield Bar and Grill
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"[She blends] pop melodies with classical precision and an air of elegance bordering on art songs.”  — Boston Globe
In support of her upcoming North American tour, “Dorian,” from Agnes Obel’s critically-acclaimed second album Aventine (Play It Again Sam/[PIAS] America) goes to radio this week, accompanied by the stunning music video for the song.  
According to one reviewer, “Dorian” is “light and delicate, soaring and a touch wistful, and beautiful enough to inspire belief, even in the least religious.”  Aventine has been certified Platinum in France and Gold in Belgium.
The “Dorian” video clip is comprised of visuals from pioneering filmmaker Maya Deren’s 1958 black and white short “The Very Eye of Night,” that features students from the Metropolitan Ballet Company.  Deren, a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer and photographer, was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers of the 1940’s and 1950’s avant-garde period. 

Also in conjunction with Obel’s upcoming North American trek, Aventine’s ”Pass Them By” will be featured in an upcoming episode of HBO’s new series “The Leftovers,” now boasting eight million viewers across all platforms.  Since its October 2013 release, numerous songs from Aventine have been featured on network TV programs including The CW’s “Reign,” “Star-Crossed,” and “The Originals,” ABC’s “Betrayal,” NBC’s “Parenthood,” and ABC Family’s “Ravenswood,” and “Pretty Little Liars.”

Obel’s North American trek kicks off August 12 in Philadelphia; the full itinerary is below.
12   World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
13   9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
14   Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
30   Dakota, Minneapolis, MN
 1   Park West, Chicago, IL
 2   Opera House, Stoughton, WI
 4   Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto, ON
 5   Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto, ON
 7   Iron House, Northampton, MA
10   Sinclair, Cambridge, MA
11   Olympia, Montreal, QC
13   Palais Montcalm, Quebec, QC
While Agnes Obel is indeed, a Danish singer/songwriter/musician, the Austin Chronicle noted that she “is far out on the edge of that genre, sculpting ethereal soundscapes that at times float near the classical realm.”   Obel started playing piano when she was about six, and grew up in an unconventional home.  She was raised by a mother who was a brilliant musician and a father who collected exotic musical instruments, and who together filled their family’s home with music, fine art and encouragement.  Obel’s musical influences were varied - Swedish jazz pianist Jan Johansson, PJ Harvey, Claude DeBussy, Joni Mitchell and Roy Orbison.  She was discovered on MySpace, and her 2011 debut album, Philharmonics, has been certified five-times Platinum in her native Denmark, Platinum in Belgium and France and Gold in Holland, as well as winning her five major awards at the 2011 Danish Music Awards:  Album, Pop Release, Debut Album, Female Artist and Songwriter of the Year.  Aventine, her sophomore release that was released in late 2013, has already been certified Gold in Denmark and won her critical praise throughout Europe, the UK, Canada and now the United States.  Obel lives in Berlin.

"Agnes Obel…set her crystal voice against beautiful arrangements of cello, violin and keyboard." - NPR
"Agnes Obel’s atmospheric chamber pop held an audience spellbound…"  Seattle Times
"Obel infuses her songs with a deep and resonant melancholy…sparse, somber and filled with gently beguiling melodies." - The Quietus
"Airy, arty and ever so slightly eerie…"  Toronto Star
"…absolutely sublime." - KCRW
"…repeated listens unfurls all sorts of wonder." - Q Magazine

Cinderella Guitarist Jeff Labar Crashes WVOX’s Metal Mayhem Show In New York This Friday!


WVOX Metal Mayhem host Matthew O’Shaughnessy welcomes legendary Cinderella axeman Jeff Labar to his New York area radio show this Friday at 8:10pm EST worldwide on WWW.WVOX.COM and locally at 1460 AM.
Jeff will talk with Metal Mayhem about his new ‘One For The Road’ solo album and much more. Metal Mayhem comes at you every Tuesday from 9-11pm and Friday from 6-10pm EST and can be viewed on live webcam from anywhere in the world at

Deadline coming for Drumerica Youth Drummers Competition

There’s only one week left to enter #Drumerica, the National Competition For Young Drummers! Submit a video of your drumming online for a chance to be seen by top drummers and win $25,000 in prizes. Open to 13-18 year-old US residents • Free, downloadable play-along tracks • Celebrity judges. The contest ends July 31, 2014. For more info go to: