Slaves on Dope’s Jason Rockman & Kevin Jardine Present a cover of Public Enemy’s She Watch Channel Zero

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Montreal, Québec – Slaves on Dope’s Jason Rockman and Kevin Jardine, along with Bill Kelliher of Mastodon, are back with their project The Kings of Quarantine, this time with a powerful rendition of Public Enemy’s “She Watch Channel Zero.” The new video features musicians Billy Gould & Mike Bordin (Faith No More), Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys), SA (311), MC Serch (3rd Bass), Derrick Green (Sepultura), Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), Toby Morse (H2O) and a special appearance from legendary pop-artist Ron English (Popaganda)!

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The Kings of Quarantine came together in 2020 after a discussion between Jason and Bill about possibly collaborating on a cover song. “She Watch Channel Zero” is the third installment in a series of covers that will be released throughout 2021 in an effort to bring some joy and entertainment to music lovers worldwide. “We hope to not only put a smile on people’s faces, but also help the touring staff that have been severely affected by the pandemic”, says Jason Rockman. One hundred percent of the profits will be donated to Roadie Relief, a fundraising effort to aid qualifying Roadies who have submitted an application for financial help.

The Kings of Quarantine have no plans of slowing down, with more star-studded covers to be released in the near future!

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Almost everyone you know has seen a concert that has moved them. Those productions can take over 100+ traveling crew members to set up by the time doors open.

Before and during the show they sweat and hustle to get everything ready. After the show they spend more hours erasing evidence that they were ever there at all. Many of these key players work an average of 20 hour days, then move on to the next city to make it happen all over again.

Many of these crew members, “roadies,” have been doing this as a career for decades. Some of these roadies, while experts in this field, have never had any other job experience. Since the world pandemic, well over a hundred thousand of these people are left with no income and no financial assistance.

There are no concerts or live events for the foreseeable future. At the beginning of 2020, job opportunity ceased to exist and 2021 remains uncertain. Many are unable to claim unemployment as their expert level trade skills are not recognized and they do not qualify. This on-going problem is leaving 100s of roadies without a secure livelihood.

The government has fallen short. Contacting congressmen and women, senators, and governors to raise the issue has been met with no resolution. Their replies are a formal brush-off and roadies are left hitting a dead end.

The goal with this gofundme is to offer some relief to some of the dedicated people in the roadie community. Just like you, they have families, mortgages, car payments, and day care. Commonly these workers lean on their savings between tour cycles, but those funds have run thin or run out. Please donate if you can, every little helps.

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The Kings of Quarantine–feat. Members of SLAVES ON DOPE and MASTODON–Team with Members of LIMP BIZKIT, IN FLAMES, 311, VERUCA SALT, FILTER, & THE USED to Reveal Stunning Cover of JANE’S ADDICTION’S “Mountain Song”!
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“Mountain Song” LIVE 1/12/2021 at 12:00 pm EST

– Hot on the success of their cover of FAITH NO MORE’S legendary 1987 single “We Care A Lot,” SLAVES ON DOPE’s Jason Rockman and Kevin Jardine, along with Bill Kelliher of MASTODON, are back with their project, THE KINGS OF QUARANTINE, this time with a brilliant cover of JANE’S ADDICTION’S iconic 1987 “Mountain Song.” The new video features a myriad of artists including Wes Borland (LIMP BIZKIT), Tanner Wayne (IN FLAMES), P-Nut (311), Louise Post (VERUCA SALT), Richard Patrick (FILTER) and, Bert McCracken (THE USED). One hundred percent of the profits for “Mountain Song” will be donated to ROADIE RELIEF, a fundraising effort to aid qualifying Roadies who have submitted an application for financial help during the Covid-19 crisis.

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THE KINGS OF QUARANTINE came together in 2020 after a discussion between Jason and Bill about possibly collaborating on a cover song. “Mountain Song” is the second installment in a series of covers that will be released throughout 2021 in an effort to bring some joy and entertainment to music lovers worldwide.

“We hope to not only put a smile on people’s faces, but also help the touring staff that have been severely affected by the pandemic”, says Jason Rockman. One hundred percent of the profits will be donated to Roadie Relief, a fundraising effort to aid qualifying Roadies who have submitted an application for financial help.

After the success of their first release “We Care a Lot,” which brought awareness to the cause and stands at 370,000 views on YouTube and counting, THE KINGS OF QUARANTINE have no plans of slowing down!

Click to Download “Mountain Song” and Support ROADIE RELIEF on BANDCAMP

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Almost everyone you know has seen a concert that has moved them. Those productions can take over 100+ traveling crew members to set up by the time doors open.

Before and during the show they sweat and hustle to get everything ready. After the show they spend more hours erasing evidence that they were ever there at all. Many of these key players work an average of 20 hour days, then move on to the next city to make it happen all over again.

Many of these crew members, “roadies,” have been doing this as a career for decades. Some of these roadies, while experts in this field, have never had any other job experience. Since the world pandemic, well over a hundred thousand of these people are left with no income and no financial assistance.

There are no concerts or live events for the foreseeable future. At the beginning of 2020, job opportunity ceased to exist and 2021 remains uncertain. Many are unable to claim unemployment as their expert level trade skills are not recognized and they do not qualify. This on-going problem is leaving 100s of roadies without a secure livelihood.

The government has fallen short. Contacting congressmen and women, senators, and governors to raise the issue has been met with no resolution. Their replies are a formal brush-off and roadies are left hitting a dead end.

The goal with this gofundme is to offer some relief to some of the dedicated people in the roadie community. Just like you, they have families, mortgages, car payments, and day care. Commonly these workers lean on their savings between tour cycles, but those funds have run thin or run out. Please donate if you can, every little helps.

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Ballyhoo! Announces New Fall Tour Dates: Pittsburgh Hard Rock 11/1

“Last Night” is the #1 Song on Sirius XM Faction This Week:

The reggae/rock band Ballyhoo! is back on the road again, announcing today they will tour the Northeast in November with dates in Maryland, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania. This announcement comes the same week that Ballyhoo!’s song “Last Night” was ranked #1 on SiriusXM Faction – beating out new tracks from The Offspring, The Gaslight Anthem and NOFX. Lead singer Howi Spangler commented, “We were surprised and delighted to see that we were number one on SiriusXM’s Faction. Having one of our songs heard nationally is a goal that we’ve been working towards since we started the band. We’ve been working really hard for a long time and we want to thank the DJs and programmers at Faction and SiriusXM for the support.”

Ballyhoo! kicked-off the summer with a bang, performing on 311’s Five-Day Caribbean Cruise and at Bamboozle Festival, with headliners the Foo Fighters and Bon Jovi. They went on to play all dates on the 2012 Vans Warped Tour and just finished up a national tour with Tribal Seeds. Spangler noted, “We came right off of Warped Tour and jumped into the Tribal Seeds tour. It was cool to get back to the larger club vibe after doing festivals all summer long. It was a pleasure to hang with those guys and their fans were really great.”

The band continues to gain momentum with 2012 being the biggest and most successful year of its career, which was kicked off by last fall’s release of the album, Daydreams, debuting at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and #4 on Amazon. Ballyhoo!’s fanbase continues to grow through the band’s steadfast commitment to touring and the growing awareness of the band at radio.

Ballyhoo! has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in rock and reggae including 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Pepper, Toots & The Maytals and Matisyahu.

Ballyhoo!’s relaxed sound mixed with the band’s energetic performance style has been gaining a reputation on the national alternative radio scene as well. Highlights of Ballyhoo!’s summer / fall radio play includes: HFS Baltimore, WWDC Washington DC, SiriusXM Faction, WRFF Philadelphia, KUCD Honolulu, KRAB Bakersfield, WEND Charlotte, WARQ Columbia, KITS San Francisco, WJRR Orlando, WRKN New Orleans, KFMA Tucson, WRRV Hudson Valley, WXDX Pittsburgh, WSUN Tampa, and KDJE Little Rock.

Please head to www.ballyhoorocks.com for more updates.

Check out more on Ballyhoo! here:
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Instagram: @Ballyhooagram

Tour Dates:
Oct 13 The Republik Honolulu, HI
Oct 26 6th Annual Halloween Bash
Baltimore, MD
Nov 1 Hard Rock Café Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 2 Ninos Findlay, OH
Nov 3 The Depot York, PA
Nov 7 Ollie’s Point Amityville, NY
Nov 8 The Outer Space Hamden, CT
Nov 9 Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ
Nov 10 The Note West Chester, PA
Nov 16 Looney’s Pub College Park, MD
Nov 21 The Greene Turtle Aberdeen, MD
Dec 27 Looney’s Pub College Park, MD

311 Gets Down With the Burgh

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311 invaded Pittsburgh yesterday with supporting acts Slightly Stoopid and The Aggrolites. Stage AE had a serious party vibe going with three bands that rely heavily on reggae inspired riffs and melodic dance trips. Once 311 hit the stage the crowd was completely tuned in and turned on to the vibe of the peaceful trip hop floating from the band out into the masses. With a dynamic set list and a fantastic back lighting, 311 entertained the crowd with the signature sound mixed in with some jam based riffing. The band certainly have their loyal fans, who drove in from many surrounding cities as well as the fully represented Pittsburgh areas, to hear all their favorites and then some. 311 is known for giving their loyal their moneys worth and they did not disappoint. With song after song belting out in rapid succession, and punctuated by some playful jam based soaring, the older and newer tunes blended well to keep all uplifted. If you have not checked out their latest effort “Uplifter”, produced by Bob Rock, it is one of their best efforts of late. With ten albums under their belt 311 is still keeping it strong and tight and will certainly be welcome with open arms anytime they come back to the Burg.
(Slightly Stoopid pix coming soon!)

Set List:
“Welcome”
“Strong All Along”
“Homebrew”
“My Stoney Baby”
“All Mixed Up”
“Wild Nights”
“Beyond the Gray Sky”
“Purpose”
“Come Original”
“Applied Science”
“Flowing”
“Transistor”
“Sunset in July”
“Nutsymptom”
“Don’t Stay Home”
“Beautiful Disaster”
“Amber”
“Jackpot”
“Down
Encore:
“Omaha Stylee”
“Creatures”

311 Promises Universal Pulse For Pittsburgh August 7 @Stage AE

How can one not get into the party mood when hearing “Down” or “All Mixed Up” from 311? On August 7 they plan to bring the party to Pittsburgh’s Stage AE with guest Slightly Stoopid. With their huge fan base and consistent delivery of quality musicianship, 311 has built a well deserved reputation for putting on amazing live performances. With the uncanny ability to perform feats like 83 different songs over four shows on their Caribbean Cruise (video recap here), it’s no wonder that their rabid followers keep 311 at the top of the industry even after nearly 20 years in the biz.
Pittsburgh Music Magazine got an exclusive interview with vocalist and DJ, S.A. Martinez calling in from LA in anticipation of the tour kicking off and performing in Pittsburgh.
For the full audio interview click below:
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It is clear immediately when speaking to SA that 311 fans are extremely important to them and it is also clear that they have a tremendous relationship with their dedicated hordes. Those passionate about 311 travel well, just like Steeler fans, and show up at a multitude of shows, something 311 does not take for granted, ‘our fans sustain what we do’. They can contribute their veteran career to “our dedication, continued excursions on the road, to keep our so-called legend alive… you have to keep at it”. Regarding those extreme pressures of record, tour, record, tour, SA seems to take all of that in stride, “it’s what we do…(we are) so thankful and grateful for doing this for so many years”.
Known for mixing it up on tour and striving to keep the crowds entertained, SA says 311 “set the standard for ourselves”, meaning that the ability to play so many different tunes and providing a “non-canned” set list every night is just part of what 311 expects of themselves as musicians,”we’re not a band that you will hear the same set list night after night.”
SA (The name S.A. has two meanings, one he is mexican and S.A. is a mexican slang name for Spanish-American. Two, it means Spooky Apparition, referring to an out-of-body experience he had in high school) has a very musical background including his grandfather and his father Ernie who was a jazz guitarist and bassist. His enthusiasm for music is infectious when you speak with him, especially when he discusses his vinyl collection. He collects everything from obscure European stuff from the 60’s and 70’s to American Black gospel. It’s no wonder when he was last in Pittsburgh he “did a lot of damage” at Jerry’s Records in Squirrel Hill.
For their latest effort Universal Pulse, 311 employed the legendary producer Bob Rock, ‘he’s the type of guy who has been in various roles in bands…(has had) great levels of success…(he) understands the chemistry of a group…not afraid to tell you he does not like something… (which is a) crucial element’. When writing new material SA explains that, “everything goes through the 311 filter…we’ve all got our ideas”. If there was any complaint about the song writing process he explains that there is “just not enough time in the day”.
SA compliments the very positive vibe of 311. No matter what he speaks of, SA has a bright take on it. Even when describing some of the downfalls of the industry he simply replies with the refreshing, “it’s the life we chose”.
So what’s next for 311? “We’ll probably take some time for ourselves…then we’ll probably start working on some music.” Pittsburgh Music Magazine could not help but wonder about the pressure of writing. SA responded with,
“there’s always a certain amount…you always want to have your best work come through and surface”.
Besides his creative work in 311, SA has formed a side project entitled Ghostwolf (whose record was released January 1) that includes his nephew and another friend (check them out here). In order to keep all of their creative spirits alive he expressed how, “311 isnt the only vehicle for all of us” further describing that there is, “so much to share and be inspired by and create” . SA intends to record and do some more shows with Ghostwolf once the “house of 311” takes a break.
When we spoke about Pittsburgh, besides Jerry’s Records, Martinez appreciates the ‘architecture and people’ of Pittsburgh, describing our beloved city as having a great feel, “there’s something about it I dig”.
For Martinez and his bandmates 311 is “a dream come true, it’s a dream that has never stopped”. Pittsburgh Music Magazine can wish them nothing but continued success with their dream come true and we look forward to catching them August 7 at Stage AE amongst all their dedicated Pittsburgh (and Pittsburghers for a day) fans.