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British launch for Quebec Recording Artists Mosquito-B

Mosquito B

by Kathy Hahn

October 4, 2010 - Toronto: Quebec recording artists Mosquito-B launched their new EP, “Killing Mars” in England on Friday October 1. The 10” vinyl edition pressed in London introduces six tracks from the band which will be included in the complete album to be released in early 2011. The full album will feature more than 15 songs.  

 This is the second British tour for Mosquito-B in the past six months, following tour dates anchored by shows in Nashville, Burlington, Cleveland in the USA, and Niagara and Toronto in 2009.

Mosquito-B kicked off their British tour with their record launch and showcase at The Hobbit - Southhampton (Oct 1) and will perform at Woodmead Halls in  Lyme Regis (Oct. 2), London (Oct. 6, 9)  and Mr. Kyps in Poole (Oct. 10).

The highlight for the tour is the special invitation to participate in the festivities celebrating John Lennon’s 70th birthday. Mosquito-B have been asked to join a stellar lineup of artists from England and Russia, amongst others.

Mosquito-B will participate in a full slate of John Lennon birthday festivities including a ‘Bed In’ in Bournemouth and a ‘Love In’ on Abbey Road. Mosquito-B’s Dan Louis notes, “Last May, following our trip to Lyme Regis, we received an extraordinary offer by a London promoter who adored our show when we opened for Bristol’s own Stackridge (formerly known as the Korgis). The audience had demanded an encore, which we are told is very rare for an opening band.”

The New Album – “KILLING MARS”

GET READY TO LAUGH OUT LOUD, CANADA!

Orbyt Media

Orbyt Media Partners with The Donkey Comedy Network for Affiliate and Ad Sales of 24/7 Comedy Radio in Canada

Leading Radio Syndicator Nabs First Short-Attention-Span, Hit-Driven All-Comedy Radio Format for the Masses

(TORONTO, September 29, 2010) – Canada’s first short-attention-span, hit-oriented, mass-appeal all-comedy radio format is now available for syndication across the country with the new exclusive partnership of Orbyt Media and The Donkey Comedy Network (DCN) for affiliate and ad sales in Canada of 24/7 Comedy Radio.

The announcement comes on the heels of the first U.S. affiliation between Canada’s leading syndicator of premiere radio programming and Clear Channel’s KFNY, and extends distribution of 24/7 Comedy Radio to America’s comedy-loving Northern neighbours.

“24/7 Comedy Radio is a unique addition to Orbyt’s library of compelling radio brands for the Canadian market,” says Lesley Soldat, General Manager of Orbyt Media. “The content is pitch
perfect funny and the Top-40-inspired presentation is unlike any other comedy product on radio. “ We believe Donkey Comedy will do for radio what The Comedy Network has done for TV.”

SCYTHIA DROPS DEBUT ALBUM, PREPS FOR NATIONAL TOUR.

Scythia

Vancouver folk metallers (yep, you read it right) Scythia will be officially releasing their 9 track debut album "Of War" Tuesday, October 5th. The crew are currently getting pumped for their upcoming "Exiled across Canada" tour.

"This is definitely an album for fans that truly love a mix of great storytelling blended with the progressive sound of metal, violin and an oboe of death." comments Scythia band founder Dave Khan.

Formed in late 2008, Scythia is not your older brother’s metal band. Unless that band had an oboe of death, echoes of thunder, and a knack for writing folk metal tunes. So what is Scythia? At the most primitive level, it is epic storytelling set to modern progressive metal. With a whole lot of dynamic, intense goodness, of course.

Taking its name from vocalist/guitarist Dave Khan’s infatuation with a painting of Nordic/Russian warriors riding bears while brandishing swords, Scythia not only “gives the painting musical significance,” but it is also “the name of an ancient empire spanning from the Caucasus through Russia, and even into eastern Scandinavia. The melodies used in our music have a very ancient, sometimes medieval sound, so I wanted to attribute them to an ancient civilization,” says Khan.

Cashbox Magazine In Print Again

Cashbox Elvis Edition

Bruce Elrod, President of Cashbox Magazine, has announced that the hard cover of Cashbox Magazine will be available 6 times a year, and will be able to be purchased as a subscription on the www.cashboxmagazine.com website.

The issue this month is in commemoration of Elvis Presley, The King of Rock ‘n Roll, and will feature stories, photos and related advertising all in conjunction with the anniversary of his death on August 16, 1977. For over three decades, stories and rumours of his death have still been headline news.

Cashbox Magazine will also feature Charts; a position they were famous for over the years, actually being the medium that created the term ‘With A Bullet’ to describe a fast climbing hit song.

Cashbox Magazine has been resurrected online with branches in North Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee and Toronto, Canada. Plans to open in the United Kingdom are currently underway, which will include Ireland, Scotland and England.

www.cashboxmagazine.com

Bieber set to star in a film about his life

Justin Bieber

By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Justin Bieber is adding movie star to his resume.
Paramount Pictures, MTV Films and Bieber's record label, Island Def Jam, say the 16-year-old pop star has signed on to appear in a feature film about his life and career.
The yet-to-be-titled movie is set for release on "Valentine's weekend" of 2011, the companies said Tuesday.
Bieber will also be producing the film, along with mentor Usher, manager Scooter Braun and Island Def Jam Music Group chairman LA Reid.
The movie will offer a "VIP backstage pass" into Bieber's life and will feature 3D footage from his "My World 2.0" concert tour.
The ubiquitous teen sensation is also bringing his life to readers: HarperCollins announced Monday that it will publish his memoir in October.

Saludos de los Dos Mundos!

Saludos de los Dos Mundos Logo

WEPA! Mi peoples, it's been too long. People have been asking - why haven't you uploaded podcasts and sent out playlists?!?! Well, it's summer in Canada and we only get this once every two years, so we're living it up!
But we return from our slumber, awaken by the news of some old friends coming into town! This week's newsletter is all ZZK, ZZK, ZZK!

New El Remolon Album ~ Free Track Featuring Toronto based artist Lido Pimienta!

One of the first artists from the ZZK Collective that caught our attention was EL REMOLON! He has recently released a brand new EP Pangeatico and to celebrate he offers you this exclusive FREE MP3 featuring Dos Mundos Radio friend LIDO PIMIENTA!

ZZK TV? MAYBE? WANNA HELP?

ZZK records started in Buenos Aires as a regular club night that eventually exploded into a worldwide phenomenom. Now, the ZZK Crew wants to bring that same Buenos Aires party vibe into your home with ZZK TV! This exciting project is a pure grassroots movement and ZZK needs YOUR help! Watch! Donate! Love!

ZZK NIGHTCLUB NORTH AMERICA TOUR HITS TORONTO JULY 25!

JUSTIN HINES: New Video, EP Show Seldom Seen Sides of South Africa

by Cashbox Canada
When inDiscover.net debuted the video remix of JUSTIN HINES’  “Say What You Will”, from his new “SOUTH AFRICA” EP, the powerful Internet portal also launched Hines’ ambitious campaign to build schools in South Africa.  (Video at indiscover.net.).

In 2009, the hit song from Hines’ Chasing Silver album was embraced by an international audience. On iTunes, it was the top download for a singer-songwriter within two days of release and it was one of the most emailed videos on the Sympatico.ca. Hines has distinguished himself for his use of new media.

South African Producer, Bronwen Nel, felt strongly that “Say What You Will” would resonate within her community. She did a remarkable remix incorporating the Seta/Siyaya Learner Choir and the Keynote Acapella Group as well as the children of Despatch and St. Elizabeth’s primary schools and Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network-supported 7 Fountains.

Drake's not going to let his Canadian citizenship keep him out of the White House.

Drake

By The Canadian Press

TORONTO

The Toronto rapper and former "Degrassi" star says he'd be interested in returning to his acting roots to portray U.S. President Barack Obama in a future biopic.

"I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama's life soon because I could play him," the 23-year-old told Paper Magazine.
"Anytime I see him on TV, I don't change the channel. I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice.
"If you ask anyone who knows me, I'm pretty good at impressions.... I'm not in the study mode because nobody's called me about anything, but I just pay attention so when the day comes I'm not scrambling to learn how to speak like him."

Drake released his long-awaited debut LP, "Thank Me Later," in June.

It's already been certified platinum in Canada and gold in the U.S.

In addition to his recurring role on "Degrassi: The Next Generation," Drake has appeared on "Being Erica" and "The Border."

ROCK OF AGES: TORONTO'S FAVORITE MUSICAL EXTENDED

Rock Of Ages

NOW PLAYING UNTIL OCTOBER 31, 2010

ROCK OF AGES, recently crowned the 2010 Audience Choice at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, is extending its Toronto engagement through October 31st. ROCK OF AGES had its Canadian Premiere on Tuesday May 11, 2010, almost blowing the roof off the historic Royal Alexandra Theatre.

This all-Canadian production of the Tony-nominated Broadway sensation is "impossible to resist," wrote Toronto Star critic Richard Ouzounian, who gave the production a four-star rating and raved about the cast, direction, choreography and every other aspect of the production.

“You’ll be swept up in the joy and fun!”
Michael Englebert, The New AM 740

"ROCK OF AGES IS AN 80'S PARTY CELEBRATION THAT EVERYONE IS INVITED TO"
Rudy Blair, 680 News

“Toronto has never been rocked harder! A rock for all ages!”
“Maddog” Jay Michaels, Virgin Radio

“Come on feel the noise – ROCK OF AGES is WILD, WILD, WILD! Rocks, rolls, romps and roars!"
Erin Davis, CHFI

“WOW! Totally FUN-tastic. ROCK ON!”
Maie Pauts, Boom 97.3

“ROCK OF AGES does everything big: Big songs, big hair and the biggest laughs you will have this year!”
Ben Mulroney, eTalk Daily

“Awesome! Toronto is lucky to have this rock spectacular! Raise your devil hornes high for ROCK OF AGES!”
Andy Wilson, Boom 97.3

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