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NEW CONCERT FILM! Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot: Osaka Rocka! Live in Japan

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
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 Three-time Grammy-award-winner BRIAN SETZER’s new concert Blu-ray/CD, ROCKABILLY RIOT: OSAKA ROCKA! – LIVE IN JAPAN–filmed on February 18 at Namba Hatch in Osaka, Japan–is set for release November 4, 2016 via Surfdog Records. Live and loud, the concert encompasses songs from SETZER’s acclaimed 2014 studio album Rockabilly Riot! All Original—a sizzling rockabilly album from start to finish featuring SETZER’s trademark twang and fretboard fire. Also included are classic hits from his Stray Cats days, Brian Setzer Orchestra tunes and tracks from his solo albums. In front of the wildly enthusiastic audience, Brian Setzer and his band—Noah Levy (Drums), Kevin McKendree (Piano and Guitar) and Mark Winchester (Bass)—are firing on all cylinders.

“This is the first time we’ve recorded the Rockabilly Riot on film,” says SETZER. “And also, just like in America, the cities differ in Japan. The Osaka fans are noted for generally being a very loyal and energetic audience. As you’ll see from the show, the Osaka fans are die-hard and know every single song and applaud after guitar solos, and even sing along to songs that I typically don’t see in other cities.”

ROCKABILLY RIOT: OSAKA ROCKA! – LIVE IN JAPAN is impressive on many levels including the red-hot chemistry of the band. “When you look up rockabilly in the dictionary there is a picture of Mark Winchester,” notes SETZER. “He grew up slapping the bass and is in a class of his own. The relationship with the drummer and the bass player in rockabilly is very unique. The slap bass is a rhythmic sounding instrument, so the drummer has to be very in time with him in order not to sound sloppy. Noah Levy is a very on-the-beat solid drummer, whereas me, as a guitar player, I push everything while they hold it all in place. And when you’re talking about the great rockabilly piano players, it’s a very short list, and Kevin McKendree is on it. And he also plays guitar incredibly well. We all just complement each other.”

Asked what he’d like to overhear fans saying after a gig, SETZER says: “I would love to hear, ‘You know, that Rockabilly Riot squad has all the energy and great things I like about the original rockabilly sound, yet they’re a modern band making this music sound new. I love it.’”

Blu-ray Track List:

1. IGNITION
2. RUMBLE IN BRIGHTON
3. VINYL RECORDS
4. STRAY CAT STRUT
5. NOTHING IS A SURE THING
6. STILETTO COOL
7. CRY BABY
8. ’49 MERCURY BLUES
9. WHAT’S HER NAME
10. DRIVE LIKE LIGHTNING (CRASH LIKE THUNDER)
11. SLOW DOWN / FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
12. GENE & EDDIE
13. BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
14. RUNAWAY BOYS
15. 8-TRACK
16. FISHNET STOCKINGS
17. LET’S SHAKE
18. SLEEPWALK
19. ROCK THIS TOWN
20. SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK

CD Track List:

1. IGNITION
2. VINYL RECORDS
3. STRAY CAT STRUT
4. NOTHING IS A SURE THING
5. STILETTO COOL
6. CRY BABY
7. WHAT’S HER NAME
8. SLOW DOWN / FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
9. GENE & EDDIE
10. BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
11. RUNAWAY BOYS
12. FISHNET STOCKINGS
13. LET’S SHAKE
14. SLEEPWALK
15. ROCK THIS TOWN
16. SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK

About Brian Setzer:
Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and 3-time Grammy-award-winner, is a “Musician’s Musician” credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, while single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music (rockabilly in the ’80’s and swing in the ’90’s). Along the way, he has scored chart-topping hits, sold 13 million records and received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award throughout his decorated career as founder/leader of the Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist. He is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and has a best-selling, extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars bearing his name. Brian appeared in the 1987 film, La Bamba, portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, Brian earned the privilege of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons.” That same year, Setzer was personally requested to induct Chet Atkins into the 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2014, SETZER received the distinct honor of being asked by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. to donate a replica of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, joining an elite collection of musical instruments at the museum including Dizzy Gillespie’s trumpet and John Coltrane’s saxophone.

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New Date Added To The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Tour Presented By SiriusXM

Monday, September 26th, 2016
A new date has been added to the Christmas Rocks! tour presented by SiriusXM. Santa Barbara folks can now enjoy a huge dose of retro holiday cheer watching Brian Setzer and his 19-piece orchestra rockin’ big-band horn arrangements on December 19th at The Granada Theater.
Tickets on sale now!  Click here for more info!
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TD Lind Premieres Video For New Single “Bow Down”

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Los Angeles, CA – September 19, 2016 – Acclaimed singer-songwriter TD Lind has debuted a new song and politically charged music video for the first single “Bow Down” (Surfdog Records) from his upcoming new studio album, to be released later this year. Featuring animation by award-winning artist and cartoonist Walt Taylor, wittily illustrating Lind’s lyrics, “Bow Down” weaves a story capturing today’s current socio-political climate and the often-uncontested process of the powers that be. Taking aim at everyone from Trump to the Clinton’s and everything from pharmaceuticals to housing, Lind deftly speaks a collective point of view many share, regardless of political affiliation. The video is now premiering at PureVolume, can be viewed on TD Lind’s official YouTube channel, and is available for purchase at iTunes and online retailers everywhere.

“Having been born in England but calling the States home for the better part of twenty years, living everywhere from New York to Los Angeles, and numerous places in between, this song represents not just my own observations but that of many personal interactions I’ve had over the years,” says Lind. “There’s concern over the struggle for power, greed, and injustice on all levels in society. I brought just these three observations to light in ‘Bow Down.’ This is a song I’ve been kicking around for several years now and it’s as universal and timeless now as it was back then. When I thought of the storyboard I wanted to find a political satirist who would have their own experiences and ideas to draw from and inject them into the video as well as my own, the great Walt Taylor is that man.”

Over the years in the studio and on the road, supporting acts such as James Blunt and Mew, Lind has attracted notable accolades from the press and from influential supporters including long-time admirer and legendary producer Glyn Johns (Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, The Who, Rolling Stones). “TD Lind has a very unusual and a very fine talent as a songwriter,” says Johns. “And if you get the opportunity to see him play live, it’s absolutely astonishing.”

Critical acclaim coming from music press the world over include venerable UK publications Q magazine calling Lind’s music “as relaxed as JJ Cale, as musical as Mumford & Sons, as warm as Elbow” and Uncut magazine proclaiming “TD Lind is a welcome gust of fresh air. His voice has the yearning languor of Rufus Wainwright, but with the melodramatic sophistication replaced by raw and earthy warmth.”

Born and bred in Buckinghamshire, TD Lind fell in love with rock n roll, jazz and blues at a very early age. He spent his early years skipping school to play piano in jazz clubs in Paris and eventually formed a band that toured extensively throughout the UK. He was discovered by an American label rep who moved him to New York City to begin is recording career. Touring from city to city across the U.S., Lind eventually settled in Louisville, Kentucky where he formed a new band called Edenstreet. The band toured in support of their highly praised album but eventually disbanded after three years.

Following, TD Lind hit the road as a solo artist, spending the next few years touring the U.S. and the UK playing in small bars and jazz clubs as well as before thousands at festivals and concerts. He shared the stage with artists large and small including Wilco, Paul Rodgers, and many others. His music found its way into several films and TV shows including Deadwood, The Unusuals and Driving Lessons. He fell in love with a girl from Montana and moved to Los Angeles, where he released his third solo album The Outskirts of Proper. The album caught the attention of a label in England and received wide acclaim after its release overseas. The success led him to perform at several festivals and shows supporting Sting, while The Outskirts of Proper was named one of the ‘Top 20 Albums of 2012’ by Rolling Stone France.

Lind eventually moved back to the U.S. in 2014 and settled into Ojai, CA, where he resides currently. When he is not writing music he is a grove manager and caretaker of the Ojai Olive Oil company, making his own organic olive oil. Over the last two years performing up and down the west coast, while writing and recording, TD Lind is gearing up to release his new album (title TBD) in 2016.

Remembering the Life of Sublime’s Unofficial Mascot, Lou Dog!

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Today, back in 2001 was the day “Lou Dog went to the moon…”

R.I.P. Lou Dog ~ Nov. 25, 1989 – Sept. 17, 2001

Glen Campbell And His Guitar

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

When Charlie Kaman gave Glen an Ovation guitar to try out, Glen took a liking to it so much that Charlie then asked him “What would you like to have?” And from that, the “Glen Campbell Deluxe Balladeer was born. Built to perfectly to fit his specifications and style, the new acoustic helped propel him into the mainstream. He played it on Goodtime Hour and showcased it in his photo-ops. Glen and his new Ovation guitar catapulted each other into prominence, and the rest is history.

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Sublime Friend, HR From Bad Brains Needs Our Help!

Monday, September 12th, 2016
HR from Bad Brains was one of the biggest influences on Sublime’s music and lifestyle, and sadly he’s been afflicted with a neurobiological disorder and needs support to find the help he needs and regain his strength.
Click here to donate!
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Glen Campbell Recognized At 10th Annual ACM Honors!

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Tune into CBS tonight at 9pm ET and watch Glen Campbell being recognized with the career Achievement Award and a tribute performed by Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, and Dierks Bentley!

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Brian Setzer Playing Two Very Special Intimate Shows In San Diego!

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
Don’t miss these TWO VERY SPECIAL INTIMATE shows Brian is doing as a treat for the fans to end his national tour!
Tickets on sale NOW, click here for details!
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Surfdog/DKM memory-lane! 30 Years Since UB40’s Rat In The Kitchen World Tour

Monday, August 29th, 2016
Check out what we came across here at the Surfdog/DKM offices while cleaning out some boxes… UB40’s Rat In The Kitchen tour book from 30 years ago—our founder Dave Kaplan’s first management client!!
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Glen Campbell at the first unofficial ACM Awards Ceremony in 1963

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Glen Campbell played a major role in developing the American Country Music Awards. Before 1963, west coast country was not getting the recognition it deserved, even with all the contributions it has made to country music as a whole. Therefore, Glen Campbell, along with songwriter and publisher, Eddie Miller came up with the idea for a West Coast country music awards presentation. It did not become officially founded until 1964 where it was renamed, “Country and Western Music Academy”.

Here is a photo of Glen at the very first unofficial “ACM” awards ceremony in 1963

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