Archive for August 9th, 2017

Legendary Ex-MISFITS Front-Man Michale Graves Announces “The Beginning of the End Fall Tour 2017”

Former Misfits front-man Michale Graves is gearing up to hit the road for his 80+ show, 3 months long The Beginning of the End Fall Tour 2017. Launching September 8 in Elmhurst, NY, the tour criss-crosses the US twice before winding down in Jamestown, NY on December 23rd.

A deplorable tour for deplorable people. We are soldiers of the culture war, fighting an information war and making punk rock great again…it’s the beginning of the end ~ Michale Graves

Beginning of the End Fall Tour 2017 Dates:
09/08 @ Sherman Theatre – Strousberg, PA
09/09 @ Marcos – Staten Island, NY *
09/14 @ Whiskey Barrel – Haverhill, MA
09/15 @ Empire – Portland, ME
09/16 @ The Depot – York, PA
09/17 @ Montage – Rochester, NY
09/20 @ TBA – Philadelphia, PA
09/21 @ Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJ
09/22 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
09/24 @ Fish Head Cantina – Halethorpe, MD
09/26 @ TBA – Roanoke, WV
09/27 @ Reggie’s – Fayetville, NC
09/28 @ TBA – Charlotte, NC
09/29 @ Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
09/30 @ Open Chord – Knoxville, TN
10/01 @ TBA – Covington, KY
10/03 @ TBA – KY/OH
10/04 @ TBA – Morgantown, WV
10/05 @ Muncheez – Beckley, WV
10/06 @ One Center Square – Easton, PA
10/07 @ McGarvey’s – Altoona, PA
10/08 @ Whiskey Warehouse – Mansfield, OH
10/10 @ Foundry – Cleveland, OH
10/11 @ Mohawk – Buffalo, NY
10/12 @ NSYC – Cincinnati, OH
10/13 @ Music Lynxx – Mentor On Lake, OH
10/14 @ TBA – Columbus, OK
10/15 @ Lafayette Theatre – Lafayette, IN
10/16 @ TBA – Springfield, IL
10/17 @ Penney Road Pub – Barrington, IL
10/18 @ Vintage Villains – Danville, IL
10/19 @ TBA – LaCrosse, WI
10/20 @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall – St. Paul, MN
10/21 @ Nestor – Fargo, ND
10/22 @ TBA – Dickinson, ND
10/23 @ Z Bar – Spearfish, SD
10/24 @ Hall of Champions – Casper, WY
10/25 @ Funk N Dive Bar – Ogden, UT
10/26 @ Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
10/27 @ Whiskey A Go Go – Hollywood, CA
10/28 @ The Loudhouse – Tucson, AZ
10/29 @ Low Brow – El Paso, TX *
11/01 @ Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
11/02 @ Wax – San Antonio, TX
11/03 @ Boozers – Corpus Christi, TX
11/04 @ 18th St. Pier – San Leon, TX
11/05 @ TBA – Slidell/New Orleans, LA
11/07 @ TBA – Pascal/ackson, MS
11/08 @ TBA – Panama City/Tallahasee, FLl
11/09 @ Bombshells – Orlando, FL
11/10 @ TBA – Orlando/Stuart, FL
11/11 @ Pipers – Jupiter, FL
11/12 @ Radio Room – Greenville, SC
11/14 @ Rabbit Hole – Charlotte, NC
11/15 @ Blue Fox – Winchester, VA
11/16 @ TBA – Baltimore, MD
11/17 @ Brighton Bar – New Jersey, NJ
11/18 @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
11/24 @ TBA – Erie, PA
11/25 @ TBA – Lakewood, OH
11/26 @ TBA – Colmbus, OH
11/27 @ TBA – Fort Wayne, IN
11/28 @ TBA – South Bend, IN
11/29 @ TBA – LaCrosse, WI
11/30 @ TBA – Mankato, MN
12/01 @ TBA – Mandan, ND
12/02 @ TBA – Fargo, ND
12/03 @ TBA – Billings, MT
12/04 @ TBA – Helena, MT
12/05 @ Pinnacle – Spokane, WA
12/06 @ TBA – Seattle, WA
12/07 @ TBA @ Portland, OR
12/08 @ TBA – Medford, OR
12/09 @ TBA – Sacramento, Ca
12/10 @ TBA – Reno, NV
12/11 @ Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT
12/12 @ TBA – Carbondale, CO
12/13 @ TBA – Denver, CO
12/14 @ TBA – Colorado Springs, CO
12/15 @ TBA – Salina, CO
12/16 @ Knuckleheads Salon – Kansas City, MO
12/17 @ TBA – Tulsa, OK
12/18 @ CAFÉ ACOUSTIC – St. Joseph, MO
12/19 @ TBA – St. Louis, MO
12/20 @ TBA – Louisville, KY
12/21 @ TBA – Dayton, OH
12/22 @ TBA – Canton, OH
12/23 @ TBA – Jamestown, NY
* Acoustic

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Michale Graves is an American singer-songwriter and musician whose career has spanned nearly two decades. Michale entered the music scene as lead singer of The Misfits and after leaving the band embarked on a successful solo career. He has also appeared in many acclaimed film projects including “Bruiser”, ‘Campfire Stories” and notably starring in “Perkin 14”. In August of 2012 Michale joined Hydraulic Entertainment as President and lead artist and began the most productive phase of his explosive career. Michale has released a series of sold out albums including VagabondLost Skeleton ReturnsVagabond AcousticSupernaturalWandererZombies UniteWanderer AcousticDrifterRevenge of the Zombies and he has just released a new monster rock album, When Worlds Collide. Graves has also acted in several short films produced by Hydraulic Entertainment including “Zombie”, “Half Human”, “Wanderer”, “Zombies” and “Ripper” as well as producing a spoken word anthology “Nightmares”. Always evolving as an artist, Michale has performed within several genres as fans followed his instantly recognizable voice across five continents. Known as much for his high energy live shows and deeply moving acoustical interpretations as he has a full three octave vocal range and heart-wrenching lyrics; Michale Graves is driven to create memorable performance experiences.

While entertainment is at the heart of who he is as a performer, Graves is also a social and pop-culture media thought leader who has hosted as well as appeared on numerous broadcast properties including The Andrew Wilkow ShowThe Flow with Kurt WallaceThe Sean Hannity ShowAdam Vs The ManThe Howard Stern ShowTruth Frequency RadioWhere Monsters DwellThe GuardianThe New York TimesRolling Stone Magazine.

GUITAR: Loki
Carlos Cofino (aka Loki) is a Puerto Rican born guitar player. Loki began playing guitar at 15 and quickly began playing in underground punk bands shortly after. In 1998 Loki began playing with more notable bands such as Mister Monster and Spy Society 99, which featured Myke Hideous (Ex-Misfits, Empire Hideous). Loki would eventually form a band with Michale Graves (ex-Misfits) called Gotham Road in 2003. After Gotham Road disbanded, Loki continued to work with Michale Graves on his solo projects and still plays guitar for Michale currently.

Notable Bands
Angelsin (1998-1999)
Mister Monster (2000-2001)
Spy Society 99 (2001)
Gotham Road (2003-2005)
The Doomsday Prophecy (2009-2012)
Darrow Chemical Company (2009-2016)
Argyle Goolsby and the Roving Midnight (2016-Current)
Michale Graves (2006-Current)

BASS: Christopher Dean or “Dean”
In 2013, Dean joined New Jersey punk band, “Darrow Chemical Company”. He played guitar on two US tours and a small Canadian run from 2013 – 2015. Later in 2015 Dean played bass for Horror Ska legends The Independents on a US tour.

Also in 2015, Dean filled in for Canadian punk rockers “Black Cat Attack” when lead guitarist Dave Baksh rejoined SUM 41 on a surprise appearance at the AP awards.

Notable Bands
Darkness Descends (Guitar 2011-2015)
Michale Graves (Bass 2017-Current)
Darrow Chemical Company(Guitar 2013-2015)
The Independents(Bass 2015)
Black Cat Attack(Guitar 2015)
GOTH (Guitar 2016)
The Draf Ft. Retro Glam (Special Guest solo on single released 2016)
Children of October (Bass 2016-2017)
Alyxx (Bass 2017-current)
Dean (2016-current)

DRUMS: Tony Baptist
Tony Baptist is a New Jersey based drummer who has worked with many great artists from the NY/NJ metro area. Most notably as the touring drummer for punk legend and ex-Misfits singer Michale Graves over that past 5 years. Playing on his “War of information”, “Vagabond”, “Lost Skeleton Returns” “Nightmares 2015”, and “When Worlds Collide” North American tours. As well as Michale’s “Vagabond” and “Wanderer” albums. Tony has also toured Europe with former NYC metal band “pUI” in 2014 as support for the band “Viza”, as well as tour dates with NYC band “Station” and artist Evan Russell Saffer. Tony endorses Dark Horse Drums and Vratim drum shoes.

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Steven J. Vertun Releases Official Music Video “Radio”

Steven J. Vertun (www.stevenJvertun.com) has released the second music video, “Radio”, off of his February 2017 released album Ghost, Shadow and Sun. “Radio” was directed by Matt Zane and expands upon the ongoing discussion on the destructive impact of technology.

I wrote and created “Radio” the song and later the accompanying video, to bring consideration to the destructive nature of social technology to society in general. The isolation, friction, stimuli overload amidst the relentless clatter and clang is overwhelming social graces and human to human interaction. That said, the video demonstrates a way out and above the chaos. – Steven J Vertun

Click Here to Download ‘Ghost, Shadow and Sun’ Online

Born and raised in the NY/NJ region of the US, a “behaviorally challenging” 5-year-old is presented with the choice of choosing any instrument he’d like to learn to play as the latest volley from an exhaustive list of attempts to “get him under control”. Said chaotic child picks the accordion because he likes the complexity of all the buttons, knobs and keys. Kid learns the keys; the “sedating” thing fails spectacularly. Music creation and playing does become his very best friend however and highly contributes towards keeping him out of prison and remaining vertical during his formative years.

Steve switched to guitar at the age of fifteen. Upon having a grand total of five chords under his belt, he started his first band, Attic (the band rehearsed in the loft of an old barn). Over the next several years, he and his mates worked on their chops and played out whenever and wherever they could find a few electrical outlets…the drinking age of 21 limiting opportunities but inspiring creative gigs and venues. Two weeks after graduating college, he loaded up his rusty old VW bug with a couple of beat up guitars, an old Fender Twin Reverb Amp, a sack (literally) of clothes, $731 of cash and blindly traveled to Orange County, California, having never been out of the tri-state area prior to this journey. Once there, he started the band Sparrow (culled from a wild sparrow he raised for 8 years) which trans-morphed into the alternative rock band Eye Savant for 18 years. Eye Savant established a large, OC based following over the years, playing frequently at the best venues in the area and occasionally venturing up to LA as well. They opened for many well-known artists such as Jeff BeckGreat WhiteStan RidgewayMolly Hatchett and several others while frequently headlining their own shows. Eye Savant disbanded in 2002 when two of the members moved to different parts of the country. Steve opted to continue on as a solo performer, bringing in a variety of excellent musicians as needed for recording puposes.

Steve has been crafting original rock material exclusively since he picked up his first guitar (actually since his first day on the accordion). His music is a blend of 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s influenced alternative rock, progressing over the years but carrying forward the roots of each generation of music and adding to the next. The wide range of explorations covers acoustic ballads to medium paced excursions to high energy, wall of sound big bangs. Some of the bands he notes as being highly influential are SpringsteenPink FloydThe DoorsRushU2LiveLifeHouseFoo FightersSwitchfootSnow PatrolImagine Dragons and others. Does he sound specifically like any of the above influences? His response, “I don’t believe so. What I do know is that the music of these outstanding artists and others (inclusive of classical, Blues, and World Music), drop into this wide-open filter of my mind, mingle with my personal experiences, travel through the internal grist mill and come out in whatever manner and form that they do. Everyone will hear it in their own measure and how they personally relate the music and lyrics to their own unique experiences”.

In November of 2016, Steve completed his first music video to coincide with his latest CD release Ghost, Shadow and Sun. The video is tethered to the song “Ghost” from the new cd. It is an artistic, emotionally moving message piece based on the concepts of grief and redemption. The video premiered on http://www.antiheromagazine.com on January 13th, 2017 and iavailable on I-tunes. The entire CD will be available on the same sites on February 3rd, 2017 and will be available for purchase on I-tunes, CDbaby.com and most major music e-sites.

A minimum of 30% of all music sales revenues will be donated to a variety of organizations including St. Judes Hospital and Wounded Warriors.

KEEP on ROCKIN’!!!!!!

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Chuck Mosley–ex-Faith No More/Bad Brains/Cement–Announces North American Dates of “Reintroduce Yourself Tour”!

Legendary Front-Man Chuck Mosley–ex-Faith No More/Bad Brains/Cement–has concluded the European leg and now is launching the North American leg of his “Reintroduce Yourself 2017” Tour. The tour launched August 6th in Youngstown, OH and will wind throughout North America and winding up back in his home town of Cleveland, OH on November 3.

REINTRODUCE YOURSELF 2017 Tour Dates:
08/10 @ Maggie Meyer’s Irish Pub – Huntsville, AL
08/11 @ Portside Lounge – New Orleans, LA
08/12 @ The Gig – Beaumont, TX
08/13 @ Vollie Ray’s (Free Show) – Houston, TX
08/17 @ The Viper Room – West Hollywood, CA
08/18 @ Eli’s Mile High – Oakland, CA
08/19 @ Alturas – Reno, NV
08/20 @ Solar Celebration – Madras, OR
08/21 @ Solar Celebration – Madras, OR
08/23 @ Rock Hard Pdx – Portland, OR *
08/24 @ Shannahan’s – Vancouver, WA *
08/25 @ Vista Bar – Boise, ID *
08/26 @ The Hideout Pub N Grub – Salt Lake City, UT
08/27 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
08/29 @ Barleycorn’s – Wichita, KS
08/30 @ 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK
08/31 @ The Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
09/01 @ Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN (w/HEELS)
09/02 @ Star Bar – Atlanta, GA
09/03 @ The Sparrow – Charleston, SC
09/05 @ Altamont Theatre – Asheville, NC *
09/06 @ Calico Room – Wilmington, NC
09/08 @Jj’s Bohemia – Chattanooga, TN
09/09 @ The Open Chord – Knoxville, TN
09/10 @ Springwater Supper Club – Nashville, TN
09/29 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
09/30 @ Country Corner – Setauket, NY
10/01 @ Ralph’s Diner – Worcester, MA
10/02 @ Little Joe’s Bar And Grill – Lewiston, ME
10/04 @ TBA – Syracuse, NY
10/05 @ The Mohawk – Buffalo, NY
10/06 @ Phantasy – Cleveland, OH *
10/07 @ Papa Pete’s – Kalamazoo, MI
10/10 @ Big’s Bar – Sioux Falls, SD
10/12 @ Prohibition Hall – Kansas City, MO
11/03 @The Agora (with Dog Fashion Disco) – Cleveland, OH
* FREE SHOW

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