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The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s NEW Christmas album “Rockin’ Rudolph” out Oct. 16th!

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

The Brian Setzer Orchestra is at it again. Their highly anticipated first studio Christmas album in 10 years, “Rockin’ Rudolph,” will be released on October 16th, along with a special numbered and limited edition Deluxe Box Set, right in time for the holidays!

The Rockin’ Rudolph Deluxe Box Set includes: The brand New Rockin’ Rudolph album on CD, Commemorative Sheet Music / Guitar Chart to “Nutcracker Suite” (just as Brian reads on stage!), Custom Brian Setzer Die-cut Christmas Tree Ornament (3″ tall, alloy metal), Brian Setzer’s Own Murray’s Pomade (Hair Product), Commemorative BSO “Martini Logo” Stainless Steel Guitar Pick, BSO Christmas Album Cover Drink Coasters, Six Polaroid-style BSO Concert Photos, “Live in Nashville” 10×10 print, and a Reusable 8GB USB Credit Card w/ Extras, including:

– Hi-definition .wav files of full 12-track “Rockin’ Rudolph” album

– 2 New Bonus Instrumental Tracks Not Included on Album: “Deck The Halls” & “Little Drummer Boy”

– Album Cover Rough Sketches by Artist Derek Yaniger

– Brief Behind-the-scenes video footage of BSO’s Rockin’ Rudolph recording session (House of Blues studio in Nashville, TN.)

– “Jingle Bells” – Live Performance by BSO (previously released)

– “Nutcracker Suite” – Live Performance by BSO (previously released)

– Behind-the-scenes look at Brian writing entire big band arrangement from scratch (previously released)

PRE-ORDER HERE!

Rockin Rudolph CD & Digi Cover

 

Peter Paterno, Mentor/Dear Friend of Surfdog Founder Dave Kaplan and Rock God of Entertainment Attorneys, Talks with Reid Moriarty!

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Mentor/dear friend of Surfdog founder Dave Kaplan, and Rock God of Entertainment Attorneys, Peter Paterno recently took time out of his busy schedule to sit with one of Dave’s buddies from Banding Together Jam Sessions. Reid Moriarty is a musician and innate emcee who happens to have autism. Talk Time with Reid Moriarty is a series of 7-9 minute podcasts where he interviews people he finds interesting, and you might too! Check out the full interview here!

Surfdog/DKM is proud to support Banding Together, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide music therapy scholarships, mentorships, and instruments to youth with special needs like autism and Down syndrome. Click here to check out other Talk Time with Reid Moriarty interviews, including an interview with Ralph Rubio, founder of Rubios, and Greg Harris, CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Click here to learn more about Banding Together. 

 

Reid Moriarty (left) w/ Peter Paterno (right)

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North Park News On The Schizophonics!

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

North Park News, a local San Diego print publication, recently did a write up on The Schizophonics in their “SD Music Scene” column. The article hints towards The Schizophonics being the future of rock ‘n’ roll and goes on to say that Pat Beers “is easily one of the best frontmen to emerge from the area’s music community in decades.” Thanks for the shoutout, North Park News!

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Brian Setzer has been spending a lot of time in the office!

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Get ready…Brian Setzer is back in the studio! More news coming soon!

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Outpouring of love for the Campbells after “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”

Friday, July 3rd, 2015
We are very pleased to see the amazing outpouring of love for the Campbells as a result of “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” film, which documented our Ghost On The Canvas campaign and tour, and Glen and his family’s candor and bravery in dealing with his disease.
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“Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” sets CNN record!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

The documentary detailing Glen’s battle with Alzheimer’s touched the hearts of over 2.76 million viewers on Sunday, which makes it the most-watched CNN Films broadcast in the franchise’s history! If you didn’t catch it, watch on Friday, July 3rd at 9 pm ET/6 PT on HLN or Saturday, July 4th at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT on CNN.

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The Schizophonics’ New “Red Planet/Put Your Weight On It” 45 is here!

Monday, June 29th, 2015

The Schizophonics have released their brand new 45 featuring two killer slices of garage rock ‘n’ roll, “Put Your Weight On It” and “Red Planet.” The record is available for purchase exclusively through Ugly Things and can be found HERE! Only 500 pressed and the 1st 100 copies are signed by the band so grab it now before they’re all gone!

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Brian Setzer Rocks San Diego’s Humphreys By The Bay!

Friday, June 19th, 2015
Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot rocked out to a full crowd at Humphreys By The Bay in San Diego last night as the bay filled with boats and kayaks.
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Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me Documentary Airing on CNN June 28th!

Friday, June 19th, 2015

The documentary that chronicles Glen Campbell’s battle with Alzheimer’s during his 2012 “Goodbye Tour”, titled “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me,” will be airing on CNN on Sunday, June 28th at 9pm ET.

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George Thorogood & The Destroyers and Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! 2015 Mid Tour Update!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! 2015 Tour with George Thorogood & The Destroyers has been goin’ full throttle since it kicked off at the sold out Count Basie Theatre show in New Jersey May 27th! Huge thanks to all of the fans that have come out to the shows to rock with Brian and the Rockabilly Riot guys, Mark Winchester (Bass), Kevin McKendree (Piano), and Noah Levy (Drums)! Check out some pics from the tour below!

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Backstage at Count Basie Theatre in NJ on 5/27. Photo by Mark Weiss.

 

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The Beacon in New York City on 5/29. Photo by Derek Storm.

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Canandaigua, NY at the CMAC on 5/30. Photo by Jeff Gerew.

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Huber Heights, OH at Rose Music Center on 6/2. Photo by Adam Lacy.

 

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Detroit, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre on 6/5. Photo by Brandon Nagy.

 

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Mark Winchester’s bridge collapses at Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA on June 9th.