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The Last Vegas Release New EP, Finish Recording Full Length With Producer Johnny K

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , on December 10, 2011 by Randy
THE LAST VEGAS officially released their Other Side EP on November 29th. The EP serves as a sneak peek into what fans can expect from THE LAST VEGAS‘ forthcoming 2012 full length album. The yet to be titled album was recorded this year at Groovemaster Studios in the band’s hometown of Chicago, IL and was produced by Grammy nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Megadeth, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Airbourne). 14 tracks in all were recorded with the final track listing and sequencing currently being decided.

THE LAST VEGAS will be hitting the road this February in support of the upcoming full length and will playing new songs and TLV favorites on a two week tour of Spain. Extensive touring both in the U.S. and abroad will follow the Spanish dates, which will see the band on the road for almost all of 2012. See below for Spain tour dates.

Fans, both new and old, that are hungry for new music can get a physical copy of the Other Side EP for free with purchase of one the band’s t-shirts at their merch store or in a bundle package at the CM Distro online store. The band will also be offering a free digital EP version of the Other Side EP through their official website until the end of 2011. After that, fans will be able to get the album digitally on iTunes, AmazonMP3 and all other online music retailers.

A video for the EP’s title track can be seen here. It was produced by and stars legendary Hollywood scream-queen, Sybil Danning (Howling II, Halloween, Werewolf Women of the SS).

THE LAST VEGAS have released four albums (2004’s Lick ‘Em and Leave ‘Em, 2005’s Seal The Deal, 2008’s The Last Vegas, 2009’s Whatever Gets You Off) in the USA and Europe and toured over 19 countries including shows at Sweden’s Gearfest, Van’s Extreme Sports Tour, Denmark’s Primitive Fest, Austin’s SXSW, New York City’s CMJ Music Marathon, Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Montreal Degeneration Overdrive, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Rocklahoma, supported Motley Crue on the entirety of the North American “Saints of Los Angeles Tour” (highlights of that 32 date tour included stops at NYC’s world famous Madison Square Garden and the Arling brother’s hometown of Rockford, IL where legendary Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen played “I’m Bad” with the band) and more…

Their music has been featured on WWE programming, Guitar Hero 2,, NBC Sports, UK’s Kerrang Radio, MTV, MTV2, Fox, Fuel TV, NCAA Basketball Tournament, Fearless TV/Radio, Chicago Blackhawks TV, Camel’s Music Program and the official music of Kyle Busch Motor Sports.


February 04, 2012 Burgos Estudio 27 Spain

February 07, 2012 Cangas De Morrazos Salason Spain

February 08, 2012 A Coruna Mardigras Spain

February 09, 2012 Leon Campus Spain

February 10, 2012 Vitoria Helldorado Spain

February 11, 2012 Pamplona Totem Spain

February 14, 2012 Madrid La Boite Spain

February 15, 2012 Cadiz Supersonic Spain

February 17, 2012 Valencia Durango Club Spain

February 18, 2012 Barcelona Rock Sound Spain

February 19, 2012 Huesca Serjos Zona Rock Spain






Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , on November 9, 2011 by Randy

After 3 years of extensive touring with some of rock’s biggest acts (Motley Crue, AC/DC, Buckcherry, New York Dolls), THE LAST VEGAS are back in action with their latest single, “The Other Side”. Last week the band premiered their new video for “The Other Side” and this week TLV brings to you an exclusive free “sneak peek” into their EP.

That’s right THE LAST VEGAS are offering three songs for free download at their website Head over there now and check out “The Other Side”, “Evil Eyes” and “It Ain’t Easy”.

The physical EP will be released November 22nd and right now it can be pre-ordered through CM DISTRO HERE! This exclusive pre-order bundle includes the EP, a t-shirt and exclusive poster.

“The Other Side” was recorded and produced by Grammy nominated Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Airbourne) at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, IL along with a full album’s worth of material
THE LAST VEGAS recently released a new video for “The Other Side” Legendary cult actress and ‘Scream Queen’, Sybil Danning (Howling II, Halloween, Werewolf Women of the SS) stars in and produces this classic piece of Americana trash rock cinema. Check it out HERE courtesy of Noisecreep.
THE LAST VEGAS‘ previous full-length, “Whatever Gets You Off” was one of iTunes Top 15 Rock Albums of the Year (2009) alongside Pearl Jam, The Dead Weather, Them Crooked Vultures and The Black Crowes. The debut single, “I’m Bad”, hit over 300 thousand downloads on iTunes in the first week and was named iTunes Rock Single of the Year.

Finally don’t miss your chance to see THE LAST VEGAS live on the road this November. The band will be playing select dates with Ace Frehley and The Biters. Dates can be found below:


11/9: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues (With Ace Frehley and The Biters)

11/11: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave (With Ace Frehley)

11/26: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme

For more info visit:

SEVEN DAY SONNET to Support SEVENDUST on Select Tour Dates this Fall – Tour Kicks-Off in Pensacola, FL on November 22nd, 2011

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News with tags , , , , on November 3, 2011 by Randy

Chicago, IL’s SEVEN DAY SONNET recently announced their November/December tour trek with Sevendust and Eye Empire and dates are now available! See below for all currently booked tour dates.
The band just finished their Fallen Heroes / Rising Rock tour in support of their latest single, ‘Farewell To Good Days’, which is produced by the Johnny K Camp (Disturbed, Staind, Sevendust) and charted at #1 on the BDS New and Active Rock Chart. The track is in rotation at several of today’s hottest stations, including new adds at WJJO and WRIF this week. You can view the new music video for ‘Farewell To Good Days’, on the band’s YouTube page. The video is also in current rotation on MTV and at The band’s previous single, ‘Hapless’, spent over 17 weeks within the Top 50 on the BDS New and Active Rock Chart.
The band will enter Groovmaster Studios in Chicago, IL in January with the Johnny K Camp to complete work on their debut full-length, self-titled album set to be unleashed on the world in April 2012 with Big Time Records.
“Before entering the recording studio in early 2012, we are extremely excited to announce that we will be hitting the road in support of Sevendust,” states bassist Anthony Lojeski. “We could not have asked for a better end to our touring cycle than to go out with a band that has heavily influenced us over the years, and that we have the utmost respect for. This is the kind of “high note” we want to be on going into the winter where we will be writing and recording for our first full length release since signing with Big Time Records. We have achieved much, been through and done a lot over the past year and are really looking forward to crafting an album that we are proud of and that truly represents what SEVEN DAY SONNET is all about.”
Refusing to slow down over the past year, SEVEN DAY SONNET has gone from playing back alley clubs to expanding practically overnight– touring with bands like Saliva, Sevendust, Rev Theory, Nonpoint and Adelitas Way and recording with Grammy Award-winning producer Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down) and Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K.


11/22 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
11/23 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
11/26 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend

11/29 Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s House of Rock

11/30 Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero
12/2 Detroit, MI @ Harp’s Concert Theatre

12/3 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop

12/4 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

12/5 St. Paul, MN @ Myth

12/7 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
12/10 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

Seven Day Sonnet is:

Benjamin Franklin VanBuskirk – Vocals/Programming

Michael Scarlata – Lead guitar/Vocals

Rick Tauber – Rhythm guitar/Programming

Anthony Lojeski – Bass

Dan Kashuck – Drums/Vocals/Programming

For more information on SEVEN DAY SONNET, please visit these websites:


Posted in News with tags , , , on June 2, 2011 by Randy

(New York, NY) — American rock band POP EVIL have signed a world wide record deal with eOne Music. Their new long awaited album “War Of Angles” will be released on July 5, 2011. Grammy Award nominated producer/engineer Johnny K is producing.

The band even went as far as to tear up their old record contract on stage during their performance at Rock On The Range festival earlier this month before announcing their new home. Watch the video of front man Leigh Kakaty doing so HERE. hailed it one of the “10 Best Moments of Rock on the Range.”

The band has enjoyed early success with their hit single “Last Man Standing” which peaked at #5 on the active rock charts. That single can be heard HEREWar Of Angles will be the follow up to Lipstick on the Mirror which was released in 2008. The band will continue their co-headline run with CROSSFADE. Click HERE for tour dates!

POP EVIL is Leigh Kakaty (lead vocals) Dylan Allison (drums) Davey Grahs (guitar) Tony Greve (guitar) and Matt DiRito (bass).

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