RIA Artist’ LSPS will be releasing their sophomore album entitled, “Make Another Offer” on Saturday, October 4th @ Fitzgeralds. Fitzgeralds established in 1977 is located at 2706 White Oak Drive in the historic Heights of Houston, Texas. The venue has hosted many great national artist such as Nine Inch Nails, Suicidal Tendencies, The Misfits, Deadhorse, Black Flag, King’s X, (hed)pe, Staind, 30 Foot Fall, Danzig and many others over the last 31 years. The October 4th show is an all ages event and tickets are only $10.00. www. fitzlive. com
Special guest that evening include Chrome 44, Energy Williams and Almost Sober. Hundreds of people are scheduled to attend and LSPS will be giving away a signed Halo Custom Guitar and a FREE COPY of the new album as door prizes to the first 40 people in attendance. Media, critics, friends, fans and all music lovers alike are encouraged to attend this event.
U.S. RELEASE DATE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21ST – IN STORES NATIONWIDE
LSPS is an award winning artist from Houston, Texas. They are known for fusing their unique hard rock sound with punk rock attitude and sex appeal. Infecting legions of fans thru out the south and parts of the mid-west, the band has established a cult-like following over the last five years. LSPS has been labeled by the media as the “Hardest working band in Texas” and have opened for other national artist such as (HED)pe, Lit, Saliva, Twiztid, Boondox, Mickey Avalon, OPM, Vanilla Ice, Potluck, The Dirtball, Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), 2 Live Crew, etc. Their energetic and explosive live shows are rumored to be taking over the nation and quite possibly the planet with this next release. LSPS takes a no prisoners approach and places all bets on the table with the 2008 L.P., Make Another Offer!
“This is not your mother’s rock band” – INsite Magazine (Austin,TX)
LSPS released their debut album entitled; Protection on July 8th 2006 and later signed a large scale nationwide distribution deal with BCD Music Group and Starz Music. Thousands of cd sales later, the album is still available for purchase at any Best Buy, Sam Goody, FYE, Circuit City, Target, Specs, Virgin, CD Warehouse, Borders, Walmart, and/or Barnes & Noble store across the U.S. , Canada and parts of the U.K. BCD is based in Kingwood, Texas and also has a second office in London, England. They are known mostly for platinum selling rap artist such as Chamillionaire, Missy Eliot, Lil’ Flip, Bun B and Paul Wall, but also host a large selection of well known rock titles from artist such as Quiet Riot, Enuf Z Nuff, Papa Roach, The Dreaming (featuring Christopher Hall of Stabbing Westward), Hydrogyn, DownSiid, Rikki Rocket (Poison), Skin Lab, Bumblefoot (Guns & Roses), Clutch, Saturate, Cage, Vallejo, Dave Evans (formerly of AC/DC), Marzi (formerly of Superjoint Ritual), and many others. www. bcdmg. com
“LSPS has put the fun, excitement, sex and debauchery back in rock n roll again and not a moment too soon.” – BCD Music Group/Deep Distribution/Starz Music, inc. (U.S.A. & U.K.
The band has been compared to the likes of Snot, Linkin Park, Rage Against The Machine, (HED) P.E., Papa Roach, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Korn, Faith No More, Buck Cherry, Limp Bizkit, and Suicidal Tendencies. Their musical talents and work ethic have won them the endorsements of Pearl Drums, Halo Custom Guitars, Rock Star Energy Drink, and Juliet & Romeo Couture. The band has toured all over Texas, and musical hot spots thru-out Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, California and plan on embarking on a national tour first of next year to support the new album. www. myspace. com/lsps
“Women, debauchery and trouble. LSPS is the modern day Motley Crue.” – Live Nation (U.S.A.
The debut album SOLD OUT at several FYE and Best Buy stores in and around the Houston area within the first week it was released and was nominated as “Best album of the year” in the 2006 Texas Buzz Music Awards on Clear Channel station FM 94.5 KTBZ. Regardless of the fact the CD was only released less than 30 days earlier, the album was also ranked one of the “Top 10 albums of 2006″ in the December 28th issue of the Houston Chronicle. www. houstonchron. com www. billboard. com
“The best party band in Texas.
” – Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX)
The album has received a generous amount of airtime and promotion from both commercial and college radio stations all over Texas and parts of the Midwest. The band even went on to write and record a theme song for Clear Channel’s KTBZ FM 94.5 in honor of the program’s official “Steak & BJ Day” on the Rod Ryan Morning Show in Houston, TX and have also been the featured artist on the station’s local “Texas Buzz” program with host Zak United on several occasions. www. thebuzz. com
LSPS won the award in 2005, 2006 and 2007 for “Best Alternative Rock Band” at the Houston Press Music Awards and were nominated once again in 2008. The band was also picked by the Houston Press staff as “Best live stage act of 2006″ in the annual Best of Houston Awards. www. houstonpress. com
LSPS music has been featured in several motion pictures and/or videos including but not limited to; “Dawn of the Damned”, “Ice Scream”, and gulf coast based surfing documentary “Tex 2 Mex Chix”.
“If California can claim the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Texas has LSPS.
” – Music News Magazine (Houston, TX)
The new album is slated for U.S. release Tuesday, October 21st 2008. The album will be available online and for purchase at select stores across the U.S., U.K., Japan, Europe and Canada via the band’s new record deal with RIA Records and distribution via BCD Music Group and Starz Music. LSPS will continue to seek out major label attention with the new highly anticipated release! The band plans on doing this thru means of advertising in major music publications, grass roots marketing, commercial and college radio play, nationwide in store appearances, heavy touring, video and radio commercials on mtv, vh1 and fuse. LSPS will be hosting a series of in-store appearances at Best Buy, FYE, Sam Goody, and Hastings locations thru-out the U.S. in support of the album. The band will also be announcing their U.S. tour dates shortly after the album’s release date Tuesday, October 21st 2008. www. pollstar. com
Saturday, October 18th, LSPS will be performing live at the Grand Opening of the Best Buy store in The Woodlands, Texas (Pinecroft Center) near Market Street. The store will also have pre-release copies of the new album in-stock and available for purchase that day. Plus you can have your copy autographed by the band after their performance. Check website for time and details. www. myspace. com/lsps
Saturday, October 25th, the day before BUZZ FEST, LSPS will be performing live at the Grand Opening of the NEW Best Buy store located at the Galleria in Houston, TX. The new LSPS album will be available for purchase and there will be a 40 minute performance from the band followed by a two hour record signing and in-store appearance. Best Buy stores nationwide will stock several thousand copies of the new LSPS album, Make Another Offer. The corporate music retail leader has partnered with LSPS to host several new music concept store re-openings and grand openings nationwide. www. bestbuy. com
“The thing is as soon as you are hooked, the band takes out a shovel and hits you upside the head. The beat picks up, the vocals get a bit angrier and then they take you back down to the dark recesses of rock you were at before your musical lobotomy.
” – SugarBuzz Magazine (Los Angeles)
Dangerous Toys, Junkyard and Helix Added to Rock Gone Wild 2009
They might come from different parts of North America, but in August 2009, Dangerous Toys, Junkyard and Helix will join forces in Algona, Iowa for the inaugural Rock Gone Wild festival. The festival is slated for August 20-23, 2009. Rock Gone Wild will feature more than 50 bands on two stages over four days of hard rock and heavy metal. The festival promises four decades of rock n’ roll debauchery at its finest!
Dangerous Toys formed in Texas in 1987. They immediately impacted radio and MTV with hits like “Teas’n, Pleas’n” and “Scared.” The band has released four studio albums, a live disc and a greatest hits compilation. The current Dangerous Toys lineup features Jason McMaster (vocals), Paul Lidel and Scott Dalhover (guitars), Mike Watson (bass) and Mark Geary (drums).
Like many bands from the 1980s, blues-based rockers Junkyard saw their beginnings in Los Angeles. Forming in 1987, the band got their start with a little cash from Geffen Records. The band made some demos and later released a self-titled debut album. Junkyard has released seven albums, including early demos, live cuts and the recent Put It on Ten and Pull the Knobs Off! The current Junkyard lineup features David Roach (vocals), Chris Gates (guitar and vocals), Tim Mosher (guitar), Todd Muscat (bass) and Patrick Muzingo (drums).
Canadian rockers Helix formed in 1974 and hit their stride in the early 1980s, releasing songs like “Heavy Metal Love” and “Rock You.” To date, Helix has well over a dozen albums to their credit. That discography will grow as Helix prepares to release A Heavy Metal Christmas in the next few weeks. The current Helix line-up features Brian Vollmer (vocals), Paul Fonseca (bass), Jim Lawson (guitar), Rick VanDyk (guitar) and Brent Niemi (drums).
Dangerous Toys, Junkyard and Helix will join Saigon Kick on the Rock Gone Wild festival roster. Rock Gone Wild marks the only festival appearance for Saigon Kick – featuring Matt Kramer and Phil Varone – in 2009.
Rock Gone Wild artists will chat online exclusively with festival ticket-holders. This exciting interactive experience kicks off in the coming weeks and will continue until August 2009. Fans must purchase a ticket to chat with your favorite musician! Visit www.rockgonewild.com for more information.
Rock Gone Wild will take place at the Freedom Park festival grounds, located at 2507- 160th Avenue in Algona, Iowa. While Algona is a rural community, the area is close to many hotels and both the Des Moines and Minneapolis airports are easily accessible.
Both platinum and VIP seating is severely limited. Rock fans from more than 30 states and five countries have already purchased tickets. This means over half of the platinum seating area is already sold – so fans should act fast if they want to get wild in August 2009.
Rock now. Rock on. Rock wild.
The ACDC.com Official Store wants you to be a part of a very special “Secret Show” before the start of the tour. All AC/DC fans who pre-order Black Ice (releasing on 10/20/08) will be automatically entered to win a pair of tickets to the show.
On Friday, 10/10, you will receive an email with a bit more information about the show. At that time you will have 72 hours to confirm your desire to attend and the 250 winners will be chosen from that list.
All AC/DC fans who have already pre-ordered have been entered into this contest.
Grand Prize: Two hundred and fifty (250) Grand Prize winners will receive a pair of tickets to see AC/DC in a Secret Show somewhere in the Greater New York area of the US on October 26. No tickets will be sold to this show. This is your exclusive opportunity to be a part of this event.
To be honest I put off reviewing Overloaded for as long as I could because the sample clips I had previously heard did not impress me at all. When it came down to crunch time and I forced myself to sit down and give Overloaded a listen I realized what an idiot I was. I’m not sure what I was listening to before but “Regeneration” is loaded with in your face rock from start to finish.
When the first track “What’s In There” kicked off it took me a while to put my finger on who vocalist Chris Gillen reminded me of, so I sit back listened and enjoyed. The song has a great riff from guitarist Erik Kluiber and a ranting chorus from Gillen.
The second track “Obviously Envious” starts off and it hits me Gillen is the lovechild of Kory Clarke and Ron Keel. Which could also explain the heavy Warrior Soul influence or it could be something as simple as both bands are from Detroit. While Overloaded’s songs are not as politically charged Warrior Soul influence is dripping all over this album. If you don’t believe me just give “President’s Day” or “Ride That Feeling” a spin and it will hit you square in the face like a 2×4.
But just when you think you have Gillen figured out he throws everyone for a loop on “Don’t Leave Me This Way” channeling a little Jesse James Dupree. Other songs that impressed me were “Feeling Overloaded”, “Flashy Girl”, and “Try This One On For Size”.
Buyer beware that the band that recorded this album is not the same band you will see live now as Gillen and Kluiber replaced the rhythm section and added a second guitarist in Jan. 08. But “Regeneration” is a strong album with great playing from Kluiber and was an especially pleasant surprise to me when I was expecting the worst. Who said second impressions aren’t important?
Rating: Out of 10
1. What’s In There
2. Obviously Envious
3. Feeling Overloaded
4. Presidents Day
5. Ride That Feeling
6. Why Don’t You Love Me Anymore
7. Don’t Leave This Way
8. Flashy Girl
9. Try This On For Size
Chris Gillen – Vocals
Eric Kluiber – Guitars
John Sullens – Rhythm Guitar
Michael Massie – Bass
Lorenzo Gonzalez – Drums