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BLACKTOP MOJO TEAM WITH OTHERWISE FOR FALL TOUR

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In support of their just released album Under the SunBlacktop Mojo announce today that they will embark on a co-billed tour with Otherwise starting October 28th in Grand Junction, CO. This tour follows previously announced tours supporting Buckcherry starting September 17th and a short 6-show run starting in Tulsa September 29th . Immediately preceding the tour, the band will be appearing on October 25th at the KEGL Freaker’s Ball and October 26th at Kattfest.

Under the Sun is the band’s 3rd album and contains the current top 30 single “Can’t Sleep”. Otherwise will be supporting their new album Defy releasing November 9th . Tour dates are below. VIP meet and greet packages are available for all shows and can be purchased at www.blacktopmojo.com/vip.

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Supporting Buckcherry:
09/17 @ Empire – Austin, TX
09/18 @ Speaking Rock – El Paso, TX
09/20 @ Two Frogs – Ardmore, OK
09/21 @ Temple Live – Ft. Smith, AR
09/22 @ Wildcatter Saloon – Katy, TX
09/24 @ Margaritaville – Bossier City, LA
09/26 @ House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX

Headlining Tour Dates:
09/29 @ The Shrine – Tulsa, OK
10/01 @ Gabes – Iowa City, IA
10/02 @ Fubar – St. Louis, MO
10/04 @ Spillway Bar & Grill – Bowling Green, KY
10/05 @ Kuttawa Tourism Festival Grounds – Festival show – Kuttawa, KY
10/06 @ Stickyz Rock N Roll Chicken – Little Rock, AR

Radio Shows:
10/25 @ KEGL Freakers Ball – Dallas, TX
10/26 @ Kattfest – Oklahoma City, OK

With Otherwise, Lullwater, & Kirra:
10/28 @ Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
10/29 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
10/31 @ 1175 – Kansasville, WI
11/01 @ The Distillery – Green Bay, WI
11/02 @ Studio B @ Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN-
11/03 @ Aftershock – Kansas City, MO
11/05 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/06 @ A&R Bar – Columbus, OH
11/08 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/09 @ Crusens Farmington Road – West Peoria, IL
11/10 @ The Stache – Grand Rapids, MI
11/12 @ TBA
11/13 @ Guitars Rock N Country Bar – Joplin, MO
11/15 @ Winchester – Lakewood, OH
11/16 @ Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
11/17 @ Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
11/20 @ St Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
11/21 @ House of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ
11/22 @ The Lizard Lounge – Lancaster, PA
11/23 @ Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
11/24 @ Canal Club – Richmond, VA
11/26 @ Masquerade (Purgatory) – Atlanta, GA
11/27 @ Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC

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Track List:
1. Lay It on Me
2. Set It Free
3. Come Get Your Coat
4. Keep
5. It Won’t Last
6. All Mine Now
7. Can’t Sleep
8. The Lashing (Ghost)
9. The Void
10. Under the Sun

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BLACKTOP MOJO ANNOUNCE ‘UNDER THE SUN’ RELEASE DATE AND PRE-ORDER

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Blacktop Mojo announce today the release of their third album, “Under The Sun” on September 13th. The album follows “Burn the Ships” which featured the singles “Where the Wind Blows” and their cover of Aerosmith’s “Dream On”. “Under the Sun” is available now for preorder at all download platforms. Anyone preordering Under the Sun will receive the first single “Can’t Sleep” as an instant grat track.

The video for “Can’t Sleep”, based on an original concept by singer Matt James, premieres today at https://youtu.be/CR6xzjC-Ptc. “Can’t Sleep” is also available for streaming on all streaming platforms.

Click to Pre-Order ‘Under the Sun’ Online

As previously announced, the band will be doing extensive touring throughout 2019 and 2020 in support of the record. The first leg of touring currently on sale is listed below. VIP meet and greets are available for all shows at http://bit.ly/BTMTickets.

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Catch BLACKTOP MOJO Live on the 2019 CAN’T SLEEP TOUR w/Special Guests LULLWATER

07/12 @ The Blue Lights – Dallas, TX
07/13 @ Aftershock – Kansas City, MO
07/14 @ Apollo Theatre – Rockford, IL *
07/16 @ Spicolis – Waterloo, IA +
07/18 @ Durty Nellies – Palatine, IL
07/19 @ Rock USA – Oshkosh, WI
07/20 @ Kentucky Bike Rally – Sturgis, KY
07/21 @ Exit/In – Nashville, TN ^
07/23 @ Winchester Music Tavern – Cleveland, OH
07/25 @ Hard Times Cafe – Four Mile Fork @ Fredericksburg, VA
07/26 @ Muddy Creek Saloon – Heath, OH
07/27 @ Cotter Pin – La Crosse, WI
07/28 @ Q and Z – Ringle, Wi
07/31 @ Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
08/01 @ Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY
08/02 @ Madam Caroll Boat – Monticello, IN
08/03 @ Moefest – Monticello, IN
08/04 @ Madison Theater – Covington, KY +
08/06 @ Hard Rock Café – Pittsburgh, PA +
08/07 @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
08/08 @ Wally’s – Manchester, NH +
08/09 @ Alchemy – Providence, RI +
08/10 @ Spook Hill Bar & Grill – Adams Center, NY
08/11 @ Woodbury Brewing Company – Woodbury, CT
08/14 @ Eclectic Room – Angola, IN +
08/15 @ Illinois State Fair – Grand Central – Springfield, IL
08/16 @ Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
08/17 @ ABATE Summerfest 2019 – Bristol, IN
08/18 @ The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN
08/20 @ Sidetracks – Huntsville, AL +
08/21 @ 1884 Lounge – Memphis, TN +
08/22 @ Temple Live Commandry – Ft. Smith, AR
08/23 @ City Limits – Oklahoma City, OK
08/24 @ Downstream Casino – Quapaw, OK

+ w/ Lullwater
* Supporting Nonpoint
^ w/ The Georgia Thunderbolts

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SMALL TOWN TITANS Team Up with Matt James (BLACKTOP MOJO) for Stunning Cover of TEMPLE OF THE DOG Classic Hit Single, “Hunger Strike”

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York, PA heavy rock band SMALL TOWN TITANS have paired front-man Phill Freeman with BLACKTOP MOJO’s Matt James on an extraordinary cover of the TEMPLE OF THE DOG classic hit, “Hunger Strike.”

“The stars aligned with this one. The fact that we were all able to pay tribute to our musical heroes, and record it live off the floor in one of the best studios in the country with two of the best producers in the world is something I think both of our bands can be proud of. We’re really grateful to Matt and Blacktop Mojo for lending their name and talents to this tribute. It was a magical experience.” – Phil Freeman (Vocals)

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Phil Freeman – Bass/Vocals
Ben Guiles – Guitar
Jonny Ross – Drums

The Small Town Titans are a power trio from York, PA who love to constantly create, as well as play live. Gone is the notion that a rock band should only release 10 songs at a time every 2 years. In a world where music fans crave new content constantly, the Small Town Titans aim to deliver their brand of art all of the time, drawing inspiration from a new wave of rock bands such as Highly Suspect and Royal Blood, and rock legends such as the Foo Fighters, Audioslave, and Deep Purple. Thanks to their efforts at assembling their own studio in a basement, STT can create and release songs, podcasts, live online concerts, and more with no rules. This artistic change in attitude stems from touring for the better part of 2 years, and realizing how difficult it really is.

After coming home from their last 30 day run, the band had made $4,000. After repairing their vehicle, restocking their merchandise and more, the band was left with $1,000. After putting most of that back into the band’s funds as usual, each member took home $150. This startling reality made STT take a step back and evaluate themselves as a band, a brand, and a business. After firing their manager, the boys soldiered on with the help of their team at Round 2 Records. They began to truly treat Small Town Titans as a legitimate small business more than ever before. Unnecessary expenses were cut, and more creative and innovative sources of new revenue were explored, such as utilizing the direct to fan creation platform Patreon, where the band is currently making $200 every time they release a new song on YouTube.

Instead of trying to make a million fans, STT is focusing on the fans they already have. With a love for playing live, a Small Town Titans show has evolved into more than a concert. It’s an event, with a set list that’s decided right before the show, and plenty of stage banter in between songs. The band simply hits the stage to deliver an energy driven show using guitars, drums, and their voices. Nothing more, nothing less. This approach to their live performances has led to them sharing the stage with acts such as Highly Suspect, Papa Roach, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, and more.

By focusing on their engagement on social media and managing themselves, Small Town Titans are growing like never before and having more success as a business and a brand. The band just wrapped up a weekend long recording session at Hybrid Studios with friend Kevin Soffera, drummer for Seether on the 5x platinum selling record “Disclaimer II”, and who STT also recorded their last album “Reflection” with. Six brand new songs were recorded live in the studio, as well as professionally filmed by Springwood Productions at the same time. These new songs and videos will be released throughout the rest of 2017 and 2018. Songs range from the hard hitting “Me, Myself, and Monster” and “Wreck” to the ballad “Dragonfly”, an emotional song written in memory of Phil’s mother, who passed away earlier this year due to cancer, performed live with just one voice and an acoustic guitar.

Small Town Titans are actively forming a team of like minded individuals in the new music business who are just as driven and passionate as they are, rather than waiting to be discovered. As the band continues to grow their fan base online this year, they will also hit the road, this time with a smarter game plan, a stronger fan base, and a passionate team behind them. For all things STT, visit smalltowntitans.com.

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BLACKTOP MOJO Announce ‘2019 Can’t Sleep Tour’ Dates

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After spending the first 3 months of 2019 in the studio, Texas Based Rock Band BLACKTOP MOJO has announced a summer headlining tour in support of the debut single and video, “Can’t Sleep,” off of their highly anticipated, upcoming 3rd album, Under the Sun. The video is scheduled to premiere on June 21, at which time the track will be available for download and streaming, with the album slated for a mid-September release.
The Can’t Sleep 2019 Tour launches July 13th in Kansas City, MO and runs through August 24th, finishing in Quapaw, OK.

Catch BLACKTOP MOJO Live on the 2019 CAN’T SLEEP TOUR w/Special Guests LULLWATER

07/13 @ Aftershock – Kansas City, MO
07/14 @ Apollo Theatre – Rockford, IL
07/16 @ Spicolis – Waterloo, IA
07/18 @ Durty Nellies – Palatine, IL
07/19 @ Rock USA – Oshkosh, WI
07/20 @ Bike Rally – Sturgis, KY
07/21 @ Exit/In – Nashville, TN
07/23 @ Winchester – Cleveland, OH
07/25 @ Hard Times Four Mile Fork @ Fredericksburg, VA
07/26 @ Muddy Creek Saloon – Heath, OH
07/27 @ Cotter Pin – La Crosse, WI
07/28 @ Q and Z – Ringle, Wi
07/31 @ Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
08/01 @ Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY
08/02 @ Madam Caroll Boat – Monticello, IN
08/03 @ Moefest – Monticello, IN
08/04 @ Madison Live – Covington, KY
08/06 @ Hard Rock Café – Pittsburgh, PA
08/07 @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
08/08 @ Wally’s – Manchester,, NH
08/09 @ Alchemy – Providence, RI
08/10 @ TBA
08/11 @ TBA
08/14 @ Eclectic Room – Angola, IN
0815 @ Illinois State Fair – Springfield, IL
08/16 @ Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
08/17 @ ABATE Summerfest – Bristol, IN
08/18 @ The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN
08/20 @ Sidetracks – Huntsville, AL
08/21 @ TBA
08/22 @ Commandry – Ft. Smith, AR
08/23 @ City Limits – Oklahoma City, OK
08/24 @ Downstream Casino – Quapaw, OK

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BLACKTOP MOJO Release Official Music Video for “Prodigal”

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Texas based hard rock band BLACKTOP MOJO has released the official music video for “Prodigal,” off of their most recent LP, Burn The Ships.

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“We had fun making the video with some of our good friends from our hometown acting out the main parts. We felt like the father-son dynamic in the video really reflected the song’s theme. The song is sort of autobiographical. It’s about the experience of growing up in a small town and always talking about ‘getting out’ one day. No matter where or how far you go, though, you always have a little bit of where you came from that you take with you.” – Matt James

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Burn The Ships Track Listing:
1. Where The Wind Blows
2. End Of Days
3. Burn The Ships
4. Prodigal
5. Shadows On The Wall
6. Sweat
7. Pyromaniac
8. 8000 Lines
9. Dog On A Leash
10. Make A Difference
11. Chains
12. Dream On
13. Underneath

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A hard-driving Southern rock unit based out of Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo’s fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal falls somewhere between Soundgarden, Black Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Founded in 2012 by frontman Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis, the band eventually morphed into a five-piece with the additions of bass player Matt Curtis and guitarists Ryan Kiefer and Chuck Wepfer. They released their debut album, I Am, in 2014, followed by a heavy bout of touring that saw the group sharing the stage with a wide array of heavy hitters, including Bon Jovi, Sammy Hagar, Candlebox, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Black Stone Cherry, Shaman’s Harvest, Pop Evil, Puddle of Mudd, Drowning Pool and many others.

In 2017, the band teamed up with Muscle Shoals producer Jimmy Johnson for their highly anticipated sophomore outing Burn the Ships. The album was released via the band’s label, Cuhmon Records, in March of that year to critical acclaim. The record yielded two Top 40 hits on the Billboard Active Rock charts, with singles, “Where The Wind Blows” (#27) and the band’s cover of Aerosmith classic, “Dream On” (#31)

Throughout the rest of 2017 and 2018, the band toured heavily around North America in support of their record, getting added to major rock festival bills such as River City Rockfest, Louder Than Life, Rock Allegiance, The 25th annual Rockfest, Shiprocked, and many more. The band continues to all live together in “The Mojo Mansion” in Palestine, writing songs, recording and preparing for their 3rd full-length studio album entitled “Under The Sun” for release in 2019.

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Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar- Matt James
Guitar/ Backing Vocals – Kenneth Irwin
Percussion – Nathan Gillis
Bass – Matt Curtis
Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Ryan Kiefer

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BLACKTOP MOJO Announce PledgeMusic Campaign to Fund Upcoming Album

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Texas based hard rock band BLACKTOP MOJO has announced PledgeMusic campaign to help fund their upcoming third full length album.

“We’ve been writing and cutting demos in preparation for the third record , and we’re really excited about the direction of the new material. We’re also thrilled to have so much support from our family of Fans and friends” – Blacktop Mojo

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Fans can pre-order a selection of items including signed copies of the new album, exclusive t-shirts, fishing with the band, hangouts, and even listing their name in the album jacket.

“As independent artists, everything we do is fan-funded. We don’t have a record label loaning us a ton of money to make a record. With that, comes some financial pitfalls, but it also means NOBODY tells us how to make music for you guys and we think that’s pretty cool!”

Click HERE to Help Support Blacktop Mojo’s Upcoming Album!

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A hard-driving Southern rock unit based out of Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo’s fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal falls somewhere between Soundgarden, Black Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Founded in 2012 by front-man Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis, the band eventually morphed into a five-piece with the additions of bass player Matt Curtis and guitarists Ryan Kiefer and Kenneth Irwin. They released their debut album, I Am, in 2014, followed by a heavy bout of touring that saw the group sharing the stage with a wide array of heavy hitters, including Bon Jovi, Sammy Hagar, Candlebox, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Shaman’s Harvest, Pop Evil, Puddle of Mudd, and Drowning Pool.

In 2017, the band teamed up with Muscle Shoals producer Jimmy Johnson for their highly anticipated sophomore outing Burn the Ships. The album was released via the band’s label, Cuhmon Records, in March of that year to critical acclaim, and it’s first single, “Where The Wind Blows” reached #27 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, while the band was on its first U.S. tour that fall. Through that tour, they landed a slot on 2018’s Rock Fest, featuring headliners Disturbed, Incubus, and Godsmack, among many other industry leading hard rock acts.

At the beginning of 2018, the band has started work on its third full length release, as well as touring to support the second radio single from, Burn The Ships.

Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar- Matt James
Guitar/ Backing Vocals – Kenneth Irwin
Percussion – Nathan Gillis
Bass – Matt Curtis
Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Ryan Kiefer

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THE DARKEST HEARTS Release Official Lyric Video for “Mississippi Devil”

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Tennessee Hard Rock Band THE DARKEST HEARTS has released the official lyric video for their single, “Mississippi Devil.” Created by Brad Owens of Snake Productions, “Mississippi Devil” grew legs and gained traction with Spotify in Europe with little promotion.

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“Mississippi Devil’s story is about seduction, addiction, and the attractiveness of someone or something that does not necessarily return the feelings you have towards them but you are drawn in none the less.” – Luke Vavrek

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Track List:
1. Disappear
2. Listen
3. Resistance
4. Mistakes

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Hailing from Tennessee, The Darkest Hearts is a DIY Hard Rock band that echoes characteristics of grunge with strong, melodic Pop Rock vocals against almost Heavy Metal instrumentals and organic tones.

Recently, The Darkest Hearts’ newest release “Mississippi Devil” has been catching on; spinning on Z 97.5 and 102.9 FM Wbzz as well as in the Australia and Rock Rage Radio. “Pick of the Week” . Over the course of 2017 The Darkest Hearts were seen opening for acts such as Jennifer Hudson, Saliva, and Austin Winkler formerly of Hinder. Recently they’re sharing the stage with Flaw, Smile Empty Soul, and Blacktop Mojo. The Darkest Hearts were nominated for the Nashville Industry Music Award 2016 for Best Alternative Rock Band and Best Rock Vocalist 2017. They are drawing attention world-wide for their unique combination of Rock, Pop and Punk genres, featuring striking guitars and rich, theatrical vocals.
Mississippi Devil is available now!

Mississippi Devil’s deep bass creates the heavy atmosphere intertwined with crunchy and sometimes atmospheric guitars. Combined, the instruments create a undeniable groove. The dark imagery combined with the complexities of the song’s alternative genre give it a truly unique vibe. The punchy drums drive the song as the strong heartbeat of Mississippi Devil.

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