Jamsync Music recordiong artist Asphalt Valentine has rapped Installment 1 of the recording process on their upcoming fall release titled ‘Into The Red – Out Of The Black’. ‘Into The Red’ is the first installment for the EPX type project and is currently in the mixing stage. Asphalt Valentine recorded ‘Into The Red’ at 2 locations both in Atlanta, GA. Drums were recorded with Mike Froedge (Dreaded Marco, Black Label Society, DoubleDrive, Speed X) at Open Sky, while guitars, bass and vocals were recorded with Greg Bergdorf (Zebrahead) at Studio 32.
‘Into The Red – Out Of The Black’ is the followup to the bands debut ‘Strip Rock Roll‘. “The thought process behind the 2 part EPX series was that we wanted to come up with something different this time around. As as a team we came up with the EPX concept. What can we do that hasn’t already been done? What can we offer rock n’ roll fans that will peak their curiosity? I think the EPX series may be the solution. Put both packages together and you will have something unique and special.” – Bill Chavis, Jamsync Music
Installment 2 of the series ‘Out Of The Black’, is slated to begin the recording process later this summer and will be a vital extension of ‘Into The Red’.
Release dates and other details about the projects will be revealed soon. Check out the promo video below!
Atlanta, GA rock and roll band ASPHALT VALENTINE is pleased to announce that they are resigning with JAMSYNC MUSIC for the release of the follow up to the band’s debut STRIP ROCK ROLL. ASPHALT VALENTINE is currently in writing mode with 15 brand new songs written and another 5 in various phases.
“The plan is to have 20 or so new tracks, narrow it down and then head in to preproduction at the end of January, early February 2012.” says vocalist Joe Flynt.
“We are stoked about the new songs and direction the band is headed in for the upcoming record and we are equally excited about the goals and business plan that JSM has put into place. The band is looking forward to seeing where 2012 takes JSM and AV”. - Scozz, Drummer
More information on studio and producer selection is forthcoming. Until then, ASPHALT VALENTINE will be on site for NAMM in Anaheim, CA January 19-22, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
4/8 The Rock House Fayetteville, NC
4/9 DIVEbar Raleigh, NC
4/16 Sweetwater Bar & Grill Duluth, GA
6/11 SOHO Bar & Grill Columbus, GA
JAMSYNC MUSIC recording artist ASPHALT VALENTINE will be appearing with THE LAS VEGAS at the Checker Records Street Dance 2010 in Hillsdale, Michigan on Saturday August 28th. Gates open at 3:00pm with the event running from 3:30pm to 11:30 pm. Also on the bill are Modern Superstar and Blues sensation Larry McCray. Tickets $10.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show. Contact Checker Records at (517) 439-5488
This CD Release Party includes some mega talent featuring SPEED X, ASPHALT VALENTINE, LEDFOOT MESSIAH (new record being produced by Rachel Bolan of Skid Row) and BRANDED WITH FEAR (whose single In My Head is making waves at radio and gaining momentum). Visit www.ticketalternative.com for tickets.
The show will be broadcast live via dirtysouthtv.com. And don’t miss ASPHALT VALENTINE with SKID ROW on May 29th!
ASPHALT VALENTINE bassist Scott Clark recently signed a new endorsement deal with leading precision tuning company Peterson Tuners. The Peterson Company’s colorful history, spanning nearly sixty years, reflects a deep commitment to innovation as well as excellence in design, manufacturing, and customer service.
Clark who uses the Peterson StroboRack, had this to say;
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ASPHALT VALENTINE’s debut CD Strip Rock Roll, was recently released thru CHAVIS RECORDS on February 14th. The band is planning a string of live dates in support beginning next month starting with SXSW 2009 and continuing throughout the year. Check Pollstar for all official dates.
CHAVIS RECORDS recording artist ASPHALT VALENTINE CD Release Party is this weekend Saturday February 14th at East Atlanta Icehouse in Atlanta, GA. The band will perform and the CD will be played all night long. Strip Rock Roll will be on sale and officially streets Tuesday the 17th. Can’t attend? We have setup a special online CD Listening Party available 1 night only – Saturday beginning at 7:00PM EST. Click here to join the online party Saturday night!
ASPHALT VALENTINE recently “inked” a sponsorship deal with SouthSide Tattoo. SouthSide Tattoo will sponsor the band during 2009 for different events. Catch ASPHALT VALENTINE in March at SXSW 2009 in Austin, TX on the Guitar Hero III Stage.
CHAVIS RECORDS recording artists ASPHALT VALENTINE and DC4 have been confirmed to play SXSW 2009 in Austin, TX. Each band will be performing on the outdoor stage located at 7th and Neches St in downtown Austin.
DC4 will be performing on Friday March 20th at 7:30pm and ASPHALT VALENTINE will be performing on Saturday March 21st at 11:30pm.
DC4 will also perform on a separate show in support of Jet Black Stare (Island Records) on Sunday March 22nd at The Scout Bar in Houston, TX..
EXPLODE by DC4 is now available and ready to ship. STRIP ROCK ROLL by ASPHALT VALENTINE is available for preorder and will ship Monday February 16th. Click to Purchase
The long awaited debut Strip Rock Roll from Asphalt Valentine has finally been completed and was been sent for mastering. Dubbed ‘Strip Rock Democracy’, the project has undergone member changes, rewrites, re records, and other numerous delays. The band recently put the finishing touches on ‘SRR’ and the final mixdowns have been completed. SRR was sent to Alpine Sound for the mastering process.
Strip Rock Roll is set for a special release date of February 14th which coincides with their CD Release Party on the same evening. The official street date will be February 17th with pre order sales beginning on Monday January 26th. Further details on the CD Release Party and tour dates will be forthcoming.
1. Never Lose It
2. Dirty Little Secret
3. It’s Not Me
4. Hard Life
5. Love & Gone
6. Don’t Come Easy
7. Be Your Drug
8. Strip Rock Roll
9. Down To The Aces
I started compiling the following list of New releases for 2008. This may not be a complete list, but so much great new music has arrived in 2008, so far, I though it would be a good idea to keep a running tab of what has come out, and what is on the way. The releases through August have been confirmed. Releases with a question mark have not been confirmed yet. This list will be updated as more news arrives.
Updated July 9, 2008
Drive By Truckers – Brigher Than Creation’s Dark
Airbourne – Running Wild (U.S. Release)
Bullet For My Valentine – Scream Aim Fire
Gamma Ray – Land of the Free, Part 2
Ayreon – 01011001
American Speedway – Ship of Fools
Lillian Axe – Love and War (Reissue)
Lillian Axe – S/T (Reissue)
Sleeze Beez – Screwed Blued & Tattooed (Reissue)
Sleeze Beez – Powertool (Reissue)
Stonerider – Three Legs of Trouble
Thieves & Liars – When Dreams Become Reality
Tiles – Fly Paper
Saint Daemon – In Shadows Lost From the Brave
Pagan’s Mind – God’s Equation
DVD – Iron Maiden – Live After Death
DVD – Scorpions – Live at Wacken Open Air 2006
DVD – Overkill – Live at Wacken Open Air 2007
DVD – Thin Lizzy – Live and Dangerous
Three – End is Begun
Pillar – For the Love of the Game
Avantasia – The Scarecrow
UFO – Phenomenon (Reissue)
UFO – No Heavy Pettin (Reissue)
UFO – Force It (Reissue)
Type O Negative – Dead Again (Red Version)
Hurricane – Over the Edge (Reissue)
Hurricane – Take What You Want (Reissue)
Hurricane – Slave To the Thrill (Reissue)
Hericane Alice – Tear the House Down (Reissue)
Baton Rouge – Shake Your Soul (Reissue)
Baton Rouge – Lights Out on The Playground (Reissue)
Wrathchild America – Climbing the Walls (Reissue)
Tangier – Four Winds (Reissue)
Tangier – Stranded (Reissue)
Danko Jones – Never Too Loud
King’s Call – No Alibi
Benedictum – Seasons of Tragedy
Inflikted – Cavalera Conspiracy
Saving Abel – S/T
Steve Stevens – Memory Crash
Firewind – The Premonition
DVD – Zebra
King Kobra – Ready to Strike (Reissue)
King Kobra – Thrill of a Lifetime (Reissue)
Icon – Right Between the Eyes (Reissue)
Black Tide – Light From Above
House of Lords – Come To My Kingdom
Warrior – Fighting For The Earth (Reissue)
Shannon – Angel in Disguise
Whitecross – 1987
Black Crowes – Warpaint
Diamond Head – Borrowed Time (Reissue)
Diamond Head – Canterbury (Reissue)
Fatal Smile – World Domination
Saints of the Underground – Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner
Theory of a Deadman – Scars & Souvenirs
Whitesnake – Good To Be Bad
Dominici – 03 A Trilogy Part 3
Asia – Phoenix
Testament – The Formation of Damnation
The Sword – Gods of The Earth
Dream Theater – Greatest Hit (And 21 other pretty cool songs)
P.O.D. – When Angels and Serpents Dance
Sevendust – Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow
In Flames – Sense of Purpose
Kamelot – Ghost Opera: The Second Coming
Ministry – Cover Up
DVD – Axel Rudi Pell – Live Over Europe
Keel – Lay Down the Law (Reissue)
White Lion – Return of the Pride
Circle II Circle – Delusions of Grandeur
Crimson Glory – S/T (Reissue)
Crimson Glory – Transcendence (Reissue)
Tantric – The End Begins
Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I – IV
Iron Maiden – Somewhere Back In Time: The Best Of 1980-1989
MSG – In the Midst of Beauty
3 Doors Down – S/T
Bombay Black – Psycho Magnet
Def Leppard – Songs From The Sparkle Lounge
Kip Winger – From the Moon To the Sun
Eden – Oblivion
King’s X – XV
M.ILL.ION – Thrill Of The Chase
Dokken – Lightning Strikes Again
10 Years – Division
Jon Oliva’s Pain – Global Warning
Flotsam and Jetsam – Cuatro (Reissue)
Gun Barrel – Outlaw invasion
Brother Firetribe – Heart Full of Fire
Circle II Circle – Delusions of Grandeur
Southern Gentleman – Valley of Fire
10 Years – Division
Glenn Hughes – First Underground Nuclear Kitchen
Souls of We – Let The Truth Be Known (Featuring George Lynch and London LeGrand)
Disturbed – Indestructible
Bret Michaels – Rock My World
Man Raze – Surreal
Motley Crue – Saints of Los Angeles
Judas Priest – Nostradamus (2 CD Set)
JORN – Lonely Are the Brave
Flotsam & Jetsam – When The Storm Comes Down (Reissue)
Clusterhead – Times of No Trust
Shinedown – The Sound of Madness
Harem Scarem – Hope
Valient Thorr – Immortalizer
The Dogs Divine – Way of Life
Stephen Pearcy – Under My Skin
Tesla – Comin Atcha Live – DVD
Hydrogyn – Deadly Passions
Gypsy Rose – S/T (Featuring David Reece)
Harem Scarem – Hope
Ritchie Kotzen – Live in San Paolo
Silent Rage – Four Letter World
Night Ranger – Hole in the Sun
Jet Black Stare - In This Life
Jesse James Dupree and Dixie Inc – Rev It Up and Go Go
Alice Cooper – Along Came a Spider
Black Sabbath – The Rules of Hell CD Boxset
Black Stone Cherry – Folklore & Superstition
Slipknot – All Hope is Gone
Trapt – Only Through The Pain (Aug 5th)
The Showdown – Back Breaker
Dragonforce – Ultra Beatdown
Extreme – Saudades De Rock (Aug 15th)
Papa Roach – Metamorphisis
Evergrey – Torn
Bullet – Bite the Bullet
Buckcherry – Black Butterfly
Metallica – Death Magnetic
Iced Earth – The Crucible Of Man (Something Wicked Part II)
Starbreaker – Love’s Dying Wish
CHAVIS RECORDS officially releases the new cover art for ASPHALT VALENTINE – Strip Rock Roll and THE DOGS DIVINE – Way Of Life.
Due out in May, Strip Rock Roll is being produced Andy Reilly, Strip Rock Roll packs a 1-2 punch of high octane rock and roll!
Tracklisting 1. Down To The Aces, 2. Motorcade 3. Strip Rock Roll 4. Dirty Little Secret 5. It’s Not Me (Baby It’s You) 6. Hard Life 7. Don’t Come Easy 8. Never Lose It 9. Be Your Drug 10. Love & Gone 11. Bombshell
Updated tour schedule:
5/8 – Cardi’s – Fairfield, OH
5/9 – The Underworld w/Every Mothers Nightmare – Columbus, OH
5/10 – The Lighthouse Bar & Grill w/Every Mother Nightmare – Imperial, PA
5/11 – The RITZ – Warren, MI
6/28 – The Local/Special Guests Dirty Penny – Marietta, GA
7/10 – 7/14 – ROCKLAHOMA – Pryor, OK
8/8 – The Depot – Covington, KY
Due out in June, Way Of Life was produced by Paul Crosby (Saliva) and Chip Z’Nuff (Enuff Z’ Nuff), Way Of Life is over-the-top non-stop rock n’ roll blending the old with the new and yeilding one powerful debut.
Tracklisting – 1. Way Of Life 2. Ugly 3. Are You Ready 4. Heroes 5. Rest Of Our Days 6. Light It Up
7. My Old Friends 8. Welcome To The Show 9. To Good To Be True 10. Too Far Gone
Updated tour schedule:
4/10 – Jigsaw Saloon – Parma, OH
4/12 – Tops and Tails – Peoria, IL
4/13 – Woody’s – Evansville, IN
4/16 – Blue Note – Cincinnatti, OH
4/17 – McGuffy’s – Dayton, OH
4/18 – Wimpy’s – Myrtle Beach, SC
4/19 – Suck Bang Blow – Myrtle Beach, SC
4/21 – Smith’s Old Bar – Atlanta, GA
4/23 – 9th Street Bar – Russellville, KY
4/25 – The Stage Shop – Memphis, TN
4/26 – The Planet – Springfiled, IL
Asphalt Valentine returned to the Deadwood Saloon last Thursday night. The band played here back in January, but singer Joe Flynt was ill, and his vocals were inaudible at that show. (You can read about that show here.) The band promised to return, and to rock the Deadwood Saloon on their trip back.
I can happily say, they made good on their promise.The band played a tight set of tunes from their up and coming CD, Strip Rock Roll that will soon to be released by Chavis Records. The set included the following tunes:
Down To the Aces, Motorcade, Hard Life, It’s Not Me, Dirty Little Secret, Don’t Come Easy, Love & Gone, Love Story, Strip Rock Roll, Never Lose It, Be Your Drug, and Bombshell
The band was in good form, and I was surprised at how much singer, Joe Flynt sounded like a young Vince Neil at times. Asphalt Valentine has a bunch of cool hard edged tunes at their disposal, and the Deadwood Saloon provided a perfect intimate setting to check them out for the first time. I expect once the new album is released, Asphalt Valentine will not be playing in small clubs for much longer.
Be sure to catch one of their live shows coming up soon! The band will also be playing Saturday evening at Rocklahoma 2008! For more information, go check out Asphalt Valentine’s myspace page!
|Cruefest Atlanta @ The 10-High||Atlanta, Georgia|
|The Underworld With Every Mothers Nightmare||Columbus, Ohio|
|The Lighthouse Bar & Grill With Every Mothers Nightmare||Imperial, Pennsylvania|
|The RITZ Detroit for and ALL AGES SHOW||Warren, Michigan|
|THE LOCAL WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DIRTY PENNY||Marietta, Georgia|
Is Rocklahoma 2008 a big music nostalgia fest? Absolutely! Would I want to attend? Yes, without question.
Many of the bands in this 4 day music extravaganza haven’t released any new tunes in years. Would I still want to see them perform? No question about it.
House of Lords
Bret Michaels (headliner)
Looking at the list of acts above, this lineup may not excite a lot of people, but I would still like to see it. I love Tracii Guns, but I make no bones about it, that I prefer the Phil Lewis version of this band. I wouldn’t go out of my way to see their set.
Chip Z’Nuff mentioned in the Rocklahoma that a new Enuff Z’nuff album is on the way with Jake E. Lee on guitar. I am not sure if Jake E. Lee will be with them at Rocklahoma, but if so, this is a show not to be missed.
I haven’t ever seen Vain live, but I have heard a lot of good things about them. I would be happy to check them out.
House of Lords is still putting out new music, and has a new CD that will hit stores in a couple of weeks. Their last album, World Upside Down was quite good. James Christian is a very good singer, and the band features the talent of axe slinger Jimi Bell. Count me in!
I had the pleasure of seeing Jetboy live in Columbus (See this article for the concert review with videos). The band was excellent alive. I wouldn’t miss this their set for anything.
Tracii Guns mentioned in the Rocklahoma press conference that he hated opening for these guys, as they used to blow him off the stage. Jetboy was originally signed to MCA, and as with most acts on that label, never got the proper support they deserved. They are going to open up a lot of eyes at Rocklahoma.
Bret Michaels mentioned at the press conference that this will be a big show with pyro etc when he closes out on Thursday night. It sounds as if he wants to make this every bit of fun as a Poison show. He also mentioned that a special area will be set up where you can meet him in person, get an autograph, and a picture, and talk music with him. With Rock of Love being the #1 show on cable televison, there will be a lot of people waiting in line to meet Bret, without question. I don’t know much of his solo music, so I can’t say if his solo set is something I would want to check out. I will likely check out his solo disc that is supposed to hit in June.
Strangely enough, most of the bands on the Friday schedule, I have not seen live. For them to all be on the same bill together is quite cool. I wouldn’t want to miss one band on the Friday night line up.
XYZ was quite similar to Dokken. Terry Ilous said that this will be the first time the band has played together is several years. It should be an interesting set, and it will good to hear some of their tunes again.
Armored Saint is easily the heaviest band on the main stage for the entire 4 day event, and is a no miss act, in my opinion. Their CD, Symbol of Salvation, is still one of my favorites.
Kingdom Come always took a lot of crap for being a Led Zeppelin clone when they first came out. Nonetheless I like their first two CD’s, but I haven’t cared for their more recent material. I am not sure what the lineup will be for this show. I am guessing it will be Lenny Wolf and a bunch of hired hands. I will have to see what I can find out on this one. I have low expectations for this part of the show.
There are plenty of Night Ranger songs that I have enjoyed over the years. They put out a new CD in 2007, which I still haven’t checked out yet. Jack Blades, Brad Gillis and Kelly Keagy are a very talented group. I wouldn’t dare miss this set.
Triumph and Extreme are co-headlining Friday night. This is one of the few appearances that Triumph is making
in 2008. Rik Emmett always puts on a good show. I wouldn’t miss this for anything.
Extreme is back together again with Gary Cherone, Nuno Bettencourt, and Pat Badger. They are working on new
material for a 2008 release. I would be happy to see Nuno play live, in any capacity. I am glad to see him return to the band that made him famous.
There is also one band that has not been announced for Friday. I am not sure who this will be, but the lineup is already a solid one.
The Saturday Lineup has a lot of question marks for me, but could turn out to be a solid day of rock.
Pretty Boy Floyd
Every Mothers Nightmare
Black N Blue
Warrant featuring Jani Lane
My understanding is that Pretty Boy Floyd has completely reunited. This isn’t the watered down version of the band that Steve Summers has been on the road with. If so, then this would be kind of cool to see.
Every Mother’s Nightmare is a complete wild card. The singer, Rick Ruhl, and drummer Jim Phipps are the only remaining members. I like their bluesy Memphis rock, and would like to check them out.
Tora Tora on the other hand is a complete band reunion. I love their two CD’s Surprise Attack, and Wild America.
I have seen them live but it has easily been 18 years ago. They were great then, so I would imagine a solid show by this group. Hopefully their unreleased CD will see the light of day after this.
I never had the opportunity to see Black N’ Blue live, but I have all of their CD’s and would certainly want to check them out. Jamie St. James was pretty good on the last Warrant CD. I don’t know what the lineup will be for this show, but I doubt that Tommy Thayer will be part of it. Gene Simmons owns him now.
I have to admit that I have never been a Trixter fan. I always looked at this band as the New Kids on the Block
with guitars. I thought their music was a little thin back in the day, and seeing them live won’t change my opinion.
I have always liked Kix, and I have seen them live a few times. I have also seen Steve Whiteman’s other band,
Funny Money (which sounds exactly like Kix). It would be cool to hear some Kix tunes live again.
I saw Jani Lane solo in 2007, and he sounded great. I am happy that Warrant is back together again in a full reunion. I have seen them live a few times, and they always put on a good show.
Cinderella is also a band that has always put on an excellent show, each and every time I have seen them. Tom Keifer’s voice is the only thing that is a question mark about this show. The band has been off for a couple of years so I am hopeful that Tom’s voice is back to full strength.
The Sunday lineup is interesting, especially with two times slots still opened. One of these slots is heavily rumored to be Motley Crue. I am not sure of the other one, but wouldn’t be shocked to see Danger Danger get the other slot.
I doubt a lot of people are going to know Axe. I know the band, but I wouldn’t go out of my to see them play live. I like their tune Rock and Roll Party In the Streets, but that is about it.
Beautiful Creatures have released a couple of CD’s in this decade which is more than a lot of the bands in this music festival can say. Seeing them on the roster has me getting out my CD’s by them again. I would certainly want to check them out.
Zebra is a darkhorse in this lineup. I haven’t seen them live, but I am quite familiar with their music. This could be a good show.
Lynch Mob now features Oni Logan on vocals, Marco Mendoza on bass, Tommy Aldridge on drums, and of course George Lynch on guitar. I saw half of this band perform with Whitesnake, and would love to see this lineup in action. Tommy Aldridge is an animal on the drums, and George Lynch needs no introductions. I am interested in hearing his new Scorpion Tales album, but this is a Scorpions cover album. This is quite odd, considering that he hasn’t ever been in the band.
Tesla is the must see band on the Sunday bill. I have seen Tesla twice in the last year, and they were excellent both times. They will easily be the best band on the Sunday lineup (amongst those that have been announced so far.)
The side stages at Rocklahoma has a bunch of darkhorses, and bands that may surprise you.
The lineups look like this:
The Retrospect Records stage includes the following bands: Jester, Sidekixx, air-A-Dice, Front Runner, Tommy Had a Vision, Valor, Gypsy Blue, Whitefoxx, Blue Tiger, Wild August, Messang, Paul Shortino, Mariah, Warryor, Bad Candy,
Lorraine, Nasty Nasty, Real Steel, Cuttlass, Vyper, Mass, Bad Candy, Oney, Strikeforce, Herazz, Reckless, Heartless, Ron Keel, Warryor and Alibi.
I am not familar with most of the bands on the Retrospect stage, aside from: Mariah, Mass, Paul Shortino, Ron Keel, Nasty Nasty and Strikeforce. I would certainly like to
check out some of these acts, although none of these were bands were ever considered A-Listers.
The other stage has Texas Hippie Coalition, Karnevil featuring Dario Lorina, Dirty Penny, Crooked X, Gypsy Pistoleros, Sweet FA, Banshee, Gods of Kansas, Lipstick Magazine, Pownd, Shadowside, Mindflow, Warmachine, Asphalt Valentine, and Krucible featuring Lance King.
The interesting thing about Stage 3 is most of these are all up and coming bands.18 year old Dario Lorina is an amazing guitar player. Look him up on you tube and watch this kid play. He is very good. Karnevil is his new band. I don’t know much about them, but with Lorina on the six string, they will be interesting.
Dirty Penny is one of the better new glam bands out there. They aren’t very original, but their new CD is pretty good.
The Gypsy Pistoleros close out Friday Night on stage three, and they are the must see band in Rocklahoma. The Flamenco twist on their upbeat glam tunes is certainly one that I would like to see.
Sweet FA is the late 80’s/early 90’s hard rock band that reunited in 2007. Their new CD, The Lost Tapes is quite good. I have seen this band live, and I know they are pretty good.
Banshee is another must see band on stage three. They are one of the heavier acts on this stage. If you haven’t heard any of their music, I recommend checking them out. They will surprise you for sure.
Gods of Kansas is a newer band that is starting to make some waves. They are currently playing a bunch of live shows all over the U.S.
Pownd is a newer heavy metal band that is located 2.5 hours down the road from me in Richmond, Kentucky.
Their newest CD is highly rated across the web. I will be reviewing this one soon.
Shadowside and Asphalt Valentine are two of Chavis Records newer bands. Shadowside has one cd out, and one
on the way. Asphalt Valentine is a hard rocking band from Atlanta, GA. Their debut will be released within
the next couple of months. (I will also be checking them out locally in two weeks).
I don’t know the other acts on this stage (Crooked X, Lipstick Magazine, Mindflow, Warmachine, and Krucible) but I will be exploring these bands in the months to come.
As a whole….Rocklahoma offers plenty of Nostalgia, but also a slew of NEW bands trying to make it in the music world. The addition of two more stages in 2008 greatly improves this event over the 2007 show.
I can only hope that I will be able to make the trek there for this show. I can’t imagine missing this event!
A Benefit For Mary Beth
March 21, 2008
Shakers Nite Club
$5.00/ $7.00 Day of Show
Friends of Scozz Foundation
One thing about the music community is that we pull together when a friend needs our help. Scozz, the drummer for Asphalt Valentine, is currently facing some difficult challenges. His wife and love of his life, Mary Beth (aka Devon) is very ill. Aside from the obvious emotional struggles they both must be facing, the medical costs have simply become overbearing. All we can do for the emotional challenges is hope for a speedy recovery and keep them both in our thoughts and prayers. For the financial challenges, WE CAN DO SOMETHING!
Thanks in advance for all of this. Things are really bad for us right now. Mary Beth has been rescheduled for aortic bypass surgery on Feb. 20th @ St. Josephs Hospital on Peachtree St. Near Northside Hospital.. She has circulatory disease. She will be in the hospital for a minimum of 5 days with the first 2 days in ICU. The doctor will perform an arterial graft to replace the closed up section that is affecting the circulation in her right leg. She faces a 6-8 week recovery time once she is released. The foundation was set up to help offset the medical costs that are not covered by my health insurance as well as help with the lost wages I have incurred while staying home to care for her.
She has not been well for close to 9 years. She has a few other things wrong with her female problem wise. Her leg problems really started to be noticeable after a fall, which she did some damage to her left foot in 2001. The pains she felt in her leg was thought to be residual of that fall, where she cut her foot and separated the tendon. She was misdiagnosed on several occasions until a foot specialist sent her to a Circulatory/Vascular specialist (Dr. Lewenstien) for a problem on her left foot where her toes looked like they were rotting off. Very painful. The proper tests were run and they determined it was vascular disease. At one point her arteries in her legs were 100% blocked in her right and 90% blocked in her left leg. She also has extremely high Cholesterol which is a contributing factor. This is odd because she is a vegetarian. The doctor determined that her condition is hereditary and rare considering her age of 42.
CHAVIS RECORDS & LANE PRODUCTIONS in association with The Friends OF Scozz Foundation announce The Benefit For Mary Beth. The benefit is on March 21, 2008 at the Shakers Nite Club in Cambridge, OH. The line up for the night will be Britny Fox, Asphalt Valentine, A Nervous Wreck, American Angel, and The Dogs Divine. Tickets are just $5.00 and ALL PROCEEDS from the night will be donated to The Friends Of Scozz Foundation.
Atlanta rockers ASPHALT VALENTINE recently locked a full ride endorsement deal with The Curt Mangan Company, a premium guitar string company that believes all players deserve the finest guitar strings with sonic clarity like no other.
Guitarist Chris Meyer will have his very own ‘Signature Series’ guitar string and bassist Scott Clark and guitarist Brett Ciaramella will enjoy a full ride with The Curt Mangan
Company as well.
Strip Rock Roll the debut release from ASPHALT VALENTINE is in the finishing stages and is being produced by Andy Reilly. You can download the title track by clicking here!
So far my live music experiences in 2008, have been nothing short of a debacle. I was hoping that Sunday night would turn that trend around. It wasn’t a particularly good night, to start with, as my Green Bay Packers got beat by the New York Giants in their effort to move on to the Superbowl.
Before the game ended, I headed to the Deadwood Saloon to check out Chavis recording Artist, Asphalt Valentine. The band seems to have a good start going for them in 2008. They were recently signed to Chavis Records. They will be on the road touring in support of their new record heavily this year. Their single, Strip Rock Roll is starting to hit the airwaves across the U.S. I really looked forward to this show, to see what this band was about.
Singer Joe Flynt, apparently had a touch of Bronchitis, and his vocals on Sunday night were inaudible. After the first song started, the sound guy was scrambling to find out what was wrong with the microphone and amp, but Joe wasn’t able to sing loud enough for anyone to hear him. The rest of the band rocked pretty hard, but without being able to hear the vocals, it was too hard to discern how good Asphalt Valentine really was.
I am not sure why a band would choose to honor a live date when a member of the band is ill, but with Asphalt Valentine starting to tour on the national circuit, they probably don’t want to acquire a bad reputation. I hope they will make good on their promise to return, so I can truly hear what they sound like, in their top form.
ASPHALT VALENTINE is the first confirmed band for Cruefest Atlanta, set to take place April 4, 2008 at the 10 High Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10.
Around for more than five years, the association known collectively as “Cruefest” has promoted bands that follow in the MÖTLEY CRÜE spirit. Events are held at various locations around the world throughout the year to spotlight these bands and to raise money for the Skylar Neil Memorial Fund, Nikki Sixx‘s Running Wild in the Night foundation, Tommy Lee‘s charity of choice St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Mick Mars‘ charity Spondylitis Association of America.
Event sponsors donate money and merchandise while the bands donate their talent. The highlight of Cruefest Atlanta is the opportunity for MÖTLEY CRÜE fans to get together and raise money for charities. The benefit features the bands as well as the free merchandise, auctions and raffles.
The Skylar Neil Memorial Fund was founded by MÖTLEY CRÜE lead singer Vince Neil in honor of his daughter Skylar who died at age 4 from cancer in 1995. The Skylar Neil Memorial Fund donates exclusively to the T.J. Martell Foundation for leukemia, cancer, and aids research. The Skylar Neil Memorial Fund has raised over $1,000,000 to date.
MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx founded the Running Wild in the Night foundation, which is dedicated to raising funds for Covenant House. Covenant House is the largest privately funded childcare agency in the United States providing shelter and service to homeless and runaway youth.
Last year, Cruefests across the world raised over $25,000 for charity. Cruefest hopes to raise even more in 2008.
You can visit the Cruefest Atlanta MySpace page at this location.
A promotional video for the event can be viewed at this location.
Chavis Records has announced the signing of Atlanta’s ASPHALT VALENTINE. The group’s debut release, “Strip Rock Roll”, was produced by Andy Reilly and contains 11 tracks of “high-energy white-knuckled rock ‘n’ roll.”
ASPHALT VALENTINE will begin the 2008 touring season by hitting the road January 18.
Formed in 2003 out of frustration with the present music scene, ASPHALT VALENTINE consists of “five guys with one common goal — to play sleazy, ballsy, no frills, white-knuckled rock and roll in an era that is overrun with corporate induced blandness,” according to a press release.
(Rocklahoma side note: The band has July 11 – 13th scheduled in Pryor, OK.)