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


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

Click to Download / Stream ‘Burn the Ships’

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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









Select Tickets On Sale Beginning Saturday, June 8th


May 30, 2013 – Since kicking off in February “BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour” has been selling out arenas and stadiums across the globe, earning the iconic band some of the best reviews of its career. In the midst of a worldwide trek, Bon Jovi has announced a brand new round of North American dates beginning this fall.  Launching at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on October 2nd, 2013, the fall leg will hit cities such as San Antonio, Anaheim, Spokane, Tacoma and by popular demand, the tour will also return to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Toronto and Montreal. Full North American itinerary is below.


Select tickets will go on sale beginning Saturday, June 8th. Bon Jovi is dedicated to giving their fans an unforgettable experience, offering something for everyone with a wide range of ticket options, starting at $19.50 (plus service charges). Visit www.BonJovi.comfor up-to-date information. #BecauseWeCan

The 2013 arena tour takes live performance to a whole new level with a constantly evolving stage production that transforms on every song.  With over ninety high-speed moving elements, it is a kinetic sculpture of light and video, a living and breathing environment to support Bon Jovi on stage as they bring fans more than 30 years of hits and the latest, never-before-seen technology. To view the arena stage production in action, click:

After wrapping up its European open-air run, Bon Jovi will return stateside to heat up the summer with six stadium shows beginning July 12 in Chicago. The stadium dates will feature a different state-of-the-art stage production, emulating a larger-than-life classic 1959 Buick Electra. These summer shows will include the recently announced “Fan Kickoff Concert” at FirstEnergy Stadium — where Bon Jovi will help the Cleveland Browns launch the upcoming football season — and will culminate with two nights on the group’s home turf at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. To view the stadium stage production in action, click:

WHAT ABOUT NOW is Bon Jovi’s 3rd consecutive studio album to enter at #1, following Lost Highway, and The Circle. While Bon Jovi continues to set the bar with an innovative and state-of-the-art live show, they also bring an unprecedented interactive digital experience to fans via the free BON JOVI APP. This ties together ground-breaking Augmented Reality technology, never-before-seen by fans around the world. Once downloaded, open the Bon Jovi app, click on Augmented Reality and point your phone at the WHAT ABOUT NOW album artwork wherever it appears for a one-of-kind immersive experience.


Bon Jovi’s return to the road in 2013 launches the latest chapter in an ongoing blockbuster run which has secured their status as the essential live rock band. BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour will continue across Europe, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and North America.



“BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour” 2013 North American Dates:


Friday, July 12                        Chicago, IL                             Soldier Field

Sunday, July 14                      Cleveland, OH                        FirstEnergy Stadium – Just Added               

Thursday, July 18                    Detroit, MI                             Ford Field

Saturday, July 20                    Foxboro, MA                          Gillette Stadium                               

Monday, July 22                     Saratoga Springs, NY               SPAC – Just Added   

Tuesday, July 23                     Darien Center, NY                  Darien Lake PAC – Just Added         

Thursday, July 25                   E Rutherford, NJ                    MetLife Stadium                       

Saturday, July 27                    E Rutherford, NJ                    MetLife Stadium

Wednesday, October 2           Vancouver, BC                       Rogers Arena

Saturday, October 5                 Tacoma, WA                           Tacoma Dome

Sunday, October 6                   Spokane, WA                          Spokane Arena

Tuesday, October 8                 Fresno, CA                              Save Mart Center

Wednesday, October 9            Anaheim, CA                           Honda Center

Friday, October 11                  Los Angeles, CA                     STAPLES Center

Saturday, October 12              Las Vegas, NV                        MGM Grand Garden Arena

Tuesday, October 15               San Antonio, TX                     AT&T Center

Wednesday, October 16         Dallas, TX                              American Airlines Center

Friday, October 25                   Uncasville, CT                         Mohegan Sun Arena

Friday, November 1                Toronto, ONT                         Air Canada Centre

Friday, November 8                Montreal, QUE                       Bell Centre

*Ticket prices may vary. Check local listings.

Bon Jovi Rocks Pittsburgh ‘Because They Can’

Last night AEG Live brought Bon Jovi back to Pittsburgh on their “Because We Can Tour” to a sold out Consol Energy Center. Performing on an open style stage, Jon Bon Jovi got the party started immediately by opening with their smash hit, “You Give Love a Bad Name”. The crowd was overly enthusiastic and primed when the band hit the stage at 8:10 pm and the band certainly reacted in turn. With a large majority of the crowd appearing to be loyalists since the bands inception in 1983, it was interesting to see their reaction to tunes both classic and ‘not so classic’. The fever pitch seemed to never wane for the Steel City audience. Bon Jovi is on the early leg of their world tour in support of their new album, What About Now, which will be released on March 12, 2013. The tour will started in February and will visit North America, Europe, Africa, the Far East, Australia and Latin America.

Check out our exclusive pictorial below and stay tuned for a very special announcement about our contest for a signed Bon Jovi “Because We Can” tour poster, exclusive print from the show and Pittsburgh Music Magazine t-shirt!!!

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Setlist 2/21/13
You Give Love a Bad Name
Lost Highway
Whole Lot of Leavin’
Because We Can
That’s What the Water Made Me
It’s My Life
When We Were Beautiful
What About Now
We Got It Goin’ On
Keep the Faith
(You Want to) Make a Memory
I’ll Be There for You
Army of One
We Weren’t Born to Follow
Superman Tonight
Wanted Dead or Alive
Who Says You Can’t Go Home
Bad Medicine
Blood on Blood
Born to Be My Baby
Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night
Have a Nice Day
Livin’ on a Prayer
Encore 2:
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

Bon Jovi Tickets Just Released For Pittsburgh Show Thursday Feb. 21

Bon Jovi has just released some tickets for Thursday nights performance at Consol Energy Center. The link for these last minute openings is To celebrate Pittsburgh Music Magazine will be giving away autographed posters from Bon Jovi! Details to follow! The image for the poster is the last image below…




Folding the Pages Proves Their Punk Ethic

Emerging from New Jersey, Folding The Pages, featuring members Mike Carroll & Paul Colucci, brings its pop arrangements, catchy melodies, and explosive guitars that will have you singing along. Formed in May 2011, with the band busy recording since late 2011 at Clearcut Recording with producer Max Caselnova, and mastering by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound (Bon Jovi, Senses Fail, Boy Sets Fire) The forthcoming debut album from the band will drop in 2013 and the single “Lisa May (Calling Your Name) is available now (check it out above). They just had a hugely successful Maxwell’s concert and even though the singer was sick with bronchitis, they showed their punk rock ethic and still rocked the house…


Rosie Soul & The Rock N Roll Cowboys Live @ Daddios

ROSIE SOUL & THE ROCK’N’ROLL COWBOYS are – without a doubt – the hottest hard rock party band in the world. AC/DC, Lady Gaga, Shinedown, Def Leppard, Katy Perry, Nickelback, Bon Jovi, Pink, Van Halen, and MORE. Rosie’s show is NON-STOP DANCING to everyone’s all time favorite songs. Crimson Society is the lead single off of an upcoming EP, the first studio recording effort from Rosie Soul and the Rock and Roll Cowboys. Listen to it here.

ROSIE SOUL is the ultimate, interactive rock’n’roll experience. Rosie brings a full, professional sound and light show that will make your guests feel like they are at Madison Square Garden. This is not a dull, ho-hum, “variety” or “wedding” band – sleepwalking through songs. Rosie Soul’s show crackles with flash and passion on every note.

“Last Saturday was the first time we had Rosie at our venue and I was blown away! From the beginning to the end the crew, the band and Rosie herself was kind, accommodating, friendly, but most importantly entertaining. One of our regular customers told me they felt they weren’t just seeing a band in a bar, they felt like they were truly at a concert and I think from the feedback I have gotten that the whole room felt the same way. It was a pleasure to see all the new faces of Rosie fans in our bar and see all of our regulars converted into Rosie followers! Even our staff hasn’t quit talking about what a good time they had even though they were working the whole time. One of the bartenders said it was the best time he has ever had while working. We thank you for the boost in sales you brought us for the night, for the new customers you brought to our door, for your professionalism and the care you took to make sure we were pleased, but most importantly, we thank you for a stellar night of music we won’t soon forget!

Glenna K. Strable
Event Coordinator Daddio’s Bar & Grille”