Saturday, March 29, 2008


Brendan James (Featured in June 2007) -- Now signed to Decca/Velour, Brendan will see a Spring release for his debut album, The Day Is Brave -- The first single will be “Green.” Brendan is still available for publishing – get on this pubcos!

Jessie Baylin (Featured in March 2007) -- Now signed to Verve Forecast, Ms. Baylin is taking part in some of the Hotel Café Tour dates and will continue on the road through the end of May, opening for Newton Faulkner and Teitur.

Andrew Paul Woodworth (Featured in March 2007) -- This L.A.-based singer/songwriter's latest album has been licensed by Rodeostar for Europe. He will embark on a trip overseas in April for a month of dates in Germany ...Woodworth is still available for licensing outside of Europe, as well as publishing, management and booking.

Kate Walsh (Featured in March 2007) -- Now signed to Mercury UK and Verve US, will embark on the “Amoeba Music Tour” of the States in May with another TALENTfilter artist, Quincy Coleman.

Rebekah LeBeau (Featured in January 2008) -- Rebekah has had her song “Nobody Has To Know” licensed and featured in the March 24 episode of MTV’s “The Hills”. Rebekah is available for management, signing and publishing.

Lionel Neykov (Featured in January 2008) -- This talented young NY-based singer/songwriter had one of his home-made videos (for the song “Freeze My Senses”) randomly wind up on the front page of YouTube – the video now sports over 440,000 views and his debut album, Songs Of Want And Loss, shot to the #1 spot on CDBaby’s Best Seller list. Lionel has some NY-area dates lined up in April – check his MySpace page for specifics – he’s available for signing, licensing, publishing, management and booking. Here's the Youtube video:

RANDOM LABEL SIGNING UPDATE -- The Wombats have signed to Roadrunner in the U.S. Their album will be released Stateside on July 29… Victory Records signs The Scenic…Universal Music Publishing has signed FoalsSan Diego screamo act Sever Your Ties signs with Solid State... Wichita has signed The Dodos for the UK ...Century Media signs Terror

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

THE PANGS (unsigned outside of UK, unpublished) -- Damn. We haven't heard something this refreshing in a while. If Maroon 5 were less femme, from London, shared rehearsal space with Gorillaz and were best buddies with Aphex Twin, they'd sound like The Pangs. Check the video (fucking WICKED -- and made for about 1000 pounds!):


Mar 27 -- Bob Schneider -- Safari Sam's
Mar 27 -- Colorforms -- 3 Clubs
Mar 28 -- Camp Lo -- Knitting Factory (c'mon -- remember "Luccini"?)
Apr 1 -- Astra Heights -- Silverlake Lounge
Apr 3 -- Iglu & Hartly -- Viper Room
Apr 7 -- Aushua -- The Echo
Apr 9 -- Whole Wheat Bread -- Knitting Factory
Apr 12 -- The Jakes -- The Roxy
Apr 13 -- Meiko, Holly Conlan -- El Rey
Apr 19 -- Stacy Clark -- Hotel Cafe
Apr 19 -- Anal Blast, Meat Shits (c'mon!!!) -- Knitting Factory
Apr 23 -- Lucinda Williams, Zack de la Rocha, John Doe, Michael Franti, Meiko -- Skirball Center
Apr 27 -- Dead Rock West -- The Echo
Apr 28 -- MUSEXPO Conference -- House Of Blues Sunset
Apr 29 -- MUSEXPO Conference -- House Of Blues Sunset
Apr 30 -- MUSEXPO Conference -- House Of Blues Sunset

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

WE BLEW IT... Apologies to the folks who'd asked for our SXSW Tip Sheet... We got really busy preparing for this year's festivities and totally slept on posting it...

Check back next week, though, for a full TALENTfilter recap!

(or...check in throughout the week to see if we decide to post some late-night drunken showcase reviews -- YEEE HAWWW!!!)

Monday, March 3, 2008

WBCN BOSTON GOES BACK TO THE '90S: From AllAccess -- Alternativ(ish) WBCN Boston announces the return of the "WBCN River Rave" on June 1st at the Tweeter Center with (seriously) Stone Temple Pilots, Filter, Everlast, Pennywise and more to be announced. What the shit?! Who's the "more" gonna be, Spacehog? Tracy Bonham? Primitive Radio Gods? Geez, ya think Geggy Tah is available? Maybe Edwyn Collins?

Anyway, the other cool thing they're bringing back is the 30th annual "WBCN Rock N Roll Rumble" -- 24 local bands will compete for a whole-bunch-of- stuff-that-helps-bands-out and a spot on that 90's-rific stage. Last year's winner was Township.

Harvey Danger maybe? Cornershop? What's Ruth Ruth doin' these days? OK we'll stop.