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Terrific profile of @RISKshow its creator @TheKevinAllison & what sets Risk apart from Moth, @ThisAmerLife https://t.co/hCbHe9SUBP
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New K Ohle! With host @kurtbraunohler and Pet-0-Philia guest @jonahray https://t.co/Dngw4LCXzg
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KURT BRAUNOHLER MAKES TONIGHT SHOW DEBUT

Kurt Braunohler made his Tonight Show debut this weekend to talk about the cruelty of biscotti, bad decisions and being single in NY.

You can catch Kurt every Monday night at The Virgil in LA co-hosting the hit comedy variety show Hot Tub with Kristen Schaal and you can find Kurt’s popular K Ohle podcast with new episodes weekly on Nerdist Network.  Coming up,  Comedy Central will launch Kurt’s fantastic Roustabout webseries, filmed earlier this summer on Kurt’s jet ski adventure from Chicago to New Orleans.

Comedy Central also announced that they picked up Kurt’s pilot “Gettin’ Some Strange with Kurt Braunohler,” a late-night talk show where Kurt covers the strangest stories of the day, revealing our beautifully insane world. More tba!

 

 

EUGENE MIRMAN COMEDY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MORE ACTS & EXTRAS FOR BROOKLYN FEST

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The EUGENE MIRMAN COMEDY FESTIVAL has added even more talent to the already  amazing line up as well as some very special extras for its 7th annual festival kicking off next Thursday, September 18th through Monday, September 22nd at The Bell House and Union Hall in Brooklyn.   Bigger than ever before, the EMCF includes a fifth night of entertainment and features festival namesake/ curator/ comedy host extraordinaire Eugene Mirman plus an all-star cast of comedians, actors and musicians.

In addition to already announced performers including H Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Nick Thune, Bridget Everett, Dave Hill, Bill Nye, Wyatt Cenac, Derrick Brown and Robyn Hitchcock, the fest will also feature Scott Adsit, Amber Tamblyn, Julie Klasner, Karen Kilgariff,  Sarah Vowell, Jena Friedman, Carolyn Castiglia and even more surprise guests!

Extras to look forward to at EMCF 2014:
The Eye Contact Booth!
The return of the pig roast!
A licensed CPA or IRS agent in clown make-up giving free tax advice!
Bouncy Castle with a therapist inside!
Caricatures with a socially responsible theme!

Tickets for all EMCF 2014 shows as well as a  LIMITED NUMBER of Eug Express Lane VIP Passes which get you and one guest into every show are on sale now.  Some shows have sold out in advance so get your tickets now or you will miss out on attending New York’s comedy highlight of the Fall!

Complete info on the festival, updates and ticket links at:
http://www.eugenemirmancomedyfestival.com/shows-and-tickets/

 

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CAMERON ESPOSITO PERFORMS ON CONAN

Cameron is a lesbian, but don’t worry — she considers herself very straight-accepting.  Her album SAME SEX SYMBOL is out this fall on Kill Rock Stars. http://killrockstars.com/samesexsymbol

 

 

COMEDY CENTRAL ORDERS KURT BRAUNOHLER LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW PILOT

KURT HALF HOUR

 

Just announced!  Comedy Central ordered the pilot for a late night talk show “Gettin’ Some Strange with Kurt Braunohler” featuring the comedian covering the strangest stories of the day, revealing just how beautifully insane our world actually is.

In even more Kurt Braunohler news… his Comedy Central Half Hour recently aired, he just made another appearance as guest on @midnight, was featured narrator on this week’s Drunk History, he just wrapped filming on a feature film called  “B-Roll” in which he plays the lead AND his fantastic “Roustabout” webseries, which was shot along his six day jet ski adventure from Chicago to New Orleans, will launch this Fall on Comedy Central online.

In the meantime, you can find Kurt on stage every Monday night at The Virgil in LA as co-host of the hit comedy variety show “Hot Tub” and watch for new eps of his popular K Ohle podcast on Nerdist Network.

AFTERNOONS (IRVING) ANNOUNCE LP, PREMIERE NEW “SAY YES” TRACK AT MUSICTIMES

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LA-based six piece AFTERNOONS announce the release of their long-awaited full length ‘SAY YES’ out October 21 on Eenie Meenie Records with album art by Shepard Fairey.  Afternoons are led by Brian Canning and Steven Scott from the band Irving who were part of the era-defining Ship Collective in the mid-2000s, along with Silverson Pickups and Earlimart, and played with Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand, Broken Social Scene, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Of Montreal and many, many others. While Irving never officially broke up, Canning and Scott started Afternoons and bandmate Alex Church formed Seawolf.  With only rough demos to their name, Afternoons achieved what many bands dream of and landed a major label deal and touted as the next big indie band, followed by what every band dreads, questionable label guidance, a name change (Shadow Shadow Shade) and a fantastic album that flew unsupported and criminally overlooked.

Fast forward to the now as the band returns as Afternoons releasing the songs they intended all along.  Soncically expansive yet lyrically concise, ‘Say Yes’ includes some of those early Afternoon demos which gained the band fans, radioplay, local press and that label deal, now reimagined by the band and remixed by Aaron Espinoza (The Ship, Earlimart).  Starry-eyed at times, sardonic at others, and ever and always a Mass Spectacle, just as Afternoons wanted all along.

MusicTimes has the exclusive premiere of anthemic title track “Say Yes.”   Here it here: http://bit.ly/1q6yjPO

‘Say Yes’ will be available on cd and double vinyl + free MP3 download card.  Pre-order is available with a discount through the October 21 release date.
Preorder link:  http://bit.ly/1uKxhNF

‘SAY YES’ Tracklist
1. Graffiti Artist
2. Say Yes
3. Saturday Morning
4. Bored Teenagers
5. Gloria
6. Love is a Western Word
7. Oh Heather
8. Perfect Wilderness
9. Said I Might
10. The Intervention
11. We’re Just Below the Sun

TOURING TBA.  Follow Afternoons for the latest and greatest at:

http://afternoonsmusic.com/
https://twitter.com/AfternoonsMusic
https://www.facebook.com/AfternoonsMusic

http://www.eeniemeenie.com/bands/afternoons/

7TH ANNUAL EUGENE MIRMAN COMEDY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED – SEPTEMBER 18-22 AT BELL HOUSE AND UNION HALL IN BROOKLYN

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The EUGENE MIRMAN COMEDY FESTIVAL announces an amazing line up of comedy shows and performers for its 7th annual festival happening September 18th-22nd at The Bell House and Union Hall in Brooklyn.   Bigger than ever before, the 7th Annual EMCF includes a fifth night of entertainment and features festival namessake/ curator/ comedy host extraordinaire Eugene Mirman plus an all-star cast of comedians, actors, musicans and surprise guests. The EMCF has been called “one of the most noteworthy comedy events in the country” (Hollywood Take), “a momentous occasion” (Wall St Journal)  and “a fall highlight in the local comedy scene” (Time Out New York).

 

The 7th Annual EMCF includes two nights of the hit podcast StarTalk Live!, the return of the legendary Pretty Good Friends show and amazing performers including  H Jon Benjamin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Michael Che, Elna Baker, Nick Thune, Jon Glaser, Bridget Everett, Jessi Klein, Wyatt Cenac, Robyn Hitchcock, Derrick Brown plus many more and even more guests to be announced + super surprise guests!

 

And for the first time ever, guests can buy a EUG EXPRESS LANE VIP PASS!  Purchase of a EUG EXPRESS LANE VIP PASS gets you admission to every festival show (for you and a guest).  You can skip the line, too!  But don’t brag about it.  You will also receive a custom gift basket made by Eugene Mirman!  The gift basket will definitely include two slightly cumbersome drink tickets, the generic equivalent to Excedrin, Epsom Salt and other oddities!

Tickets for all EMCF 2014 shows as well as a LIMITED NUMBER of Eug Express Lane VIP Passes are on sale at 1pm ET on Friday, August 8. Ticket links below.  In years past, all festival shows have sold out in advance so don’t miss out on attending the 2014 Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival happening September 18th-22nd  at the Bell House and Union Hall in Brooklyn!

More guests tba.  Follow the action at:  http://eugenemirmancomedyfestival.com

EUGENE MIRMAN COMEDY FESTIVAL

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

THE TALENT SHOW PRESENTS…GOWANUS IDOL
Hosted by: Elna Baker and Kevin Townley
With: Bridget Everett, Dave Hill and more!
8p doors, 830p show @ Bell House $20

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

5 COMICS TO WATCH GET ON VARIETY’S 10 COMICS TO WATCH LIST
With: Mehran Khaghani, Michelle Wolf and more!
7p doors, 7:30p show @ Union Hall $10

 

DERRICK BROWN’S COMEDY & POETRY EXTRAVAGONZO!
Featuring the book launch of “Our Poison Horse,” comedy, and a post-show dance party.
Hosted by: Derrick Brown.
With: Elna Baker, Wyatt Cenac, Maeve Higgins and more!
9p doors, 9:30p show @ Union Hall $10

A NIGHT OF CUTIE-PIES
With: Michael Che, Nick Thune, Jon Glaser, Eugene Mirman and more!
8:30p doors, 9:00p show @ Bell House $20

 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

5 COMICS TO WATCH GET ON VARIETY’S 10 COMICS TO WATCH LIST
With: Emily Maya Mills, Maeve Higgins and more!
7p doors, 7:30p show @ Union Hall $10

PRETTY GOOD FRIENDS
With: Nick Thune, Jessi Klein, Wyatt Cenac, Eugene Mirman, Robyn Hitchcock and more!
7p doors, 7:30p show @ Bell House $20

YOU NEVER KNOW WHO MIGHT DROP BY!
Hosted by: Special Guest.
Featuring: H. Jon Benjamin, and special guest.  With special guest.
9:30p doors, 10p show @ Bell House $20

 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

YOU’RE THE EXPERT
4:30p doors, 5:00p show @ Bell House
Hosted by: Chris Duffy

STARTALK LIVE!
with host Bill Nye, co-host Eugene Mirman, and special guests.
7:30p doors, 8:00p show @ Bell House

 

MONDAY, SEPTMEBER 22

STARTALK LIVE!
with host Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Eugene Mirman, and special guests.
8p doors, 8:30p show @ Bell House

FESTIVAL PASSES (10 on sale)
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/655501?utm_medium=bks

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DANIEL LANOIS ANNOUNCES UPRISE.FM STREAMING SERVICE: RARE RECORDINGS ON DEMAND

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Seminal Artist/Producer Daniel Lanois Announces Uprise.FM –
a Music Streaming Service Centered Around the Artist Community

UPRISE.FM Will Offer Unique and Rare Recordings On Demand.

Daniel Lanois, one of the world’s most influential music producers, today announced his participation in a new on the demand music streaming service and artist community called Uprise.FM, set to launch in 2015.

Uprise.FM will offer a unique music experience, featuring the rare, unique and live recordings owned by artists that aren’t available on commercial streaming sites.
Lanois, a 10-time Grammy winning producer of classic recordings from artists including U2, Bob Dylan and Peter Gabriel, sees Uprise.FM as an opportunity for artists to get further compensated for their work, and for fans to discover new recordings and performances not found on commercial studio releases. Uprise.FM will also function as an artist hub, with artist services such as artist classifieds and free storage of live and unique tracks.

“It’s time for a streaming service that is centred around and driven by the artist community directly,” said Lanois. “Artists are prolific beyond a new recording every two years. They perform, tour, record, and collaborate constantly. Uprise.fm will not only make these rare and unique recordings available, we will ensure that the artists are fairly compensated for this work.” –Daniel Lanois

Lanois will be both the Creative Director and Chief Music Curator of Uprise.fm.

Uprise.FM was founded by Montreal businessman and consummate music fan Gary Silverman.  “As a fan, I was constantly searching music sites to find rare material from the artists I follow. I began to realize that there was so much more music out there that fans want to listen to, beyond what you hear on commercial recordings and streaming sites.  I wanted to create a site where music lovers could find the live and unique recordings they’re searching for, while compensating these great artists for their amazing music that would otherwise be hidden in vaults or on hard drives or uploaded on free sites.”

Although Uprise.FM won’t be officially launched until 2015, content curation has already begun through a music opportunity that will be judged by music critics and experts, including Lanois himself. Liveinyourcity.com is offering a $10,000 grand prize for the best live/studio take recording, as well as several other prizes. The submission period for the first contest will close on August 31st, 2014.

For more information please visit: www.Uprise.FM
General Contact: info@uprise.fm
Daniel Lanois Contact: lanoise@me.com

 

 

CAMERON ESPOSITO ‘SAME SEX SYMBOL’ OUT THIS FALL ON KILL ROCK STARS + VIDEO EXCLUSIVE AT PASTE

Cameron Esposito cover art smCAMERON ESPOSITO announces the release of her new comedy album ‘SAME SEX SYMBOL’ out OCTOBER 7th on KILL ROCK STARS.  Called “the future of comedy” by none other than Jay Leno, Cameron is a fast rising LA-based standup comic, actor and writer who was also named Comic to Watch by LA Weekly, Time Out LA and Cosmopolitan Magazine. Recorded live at two sold out shows in Portland, ‘Same Sex Symbol’ perfectly captures Cameron’s edgy and straightforward humor which touches on her hometown of Chicago, growing up very, very Catholic, visiting a strip club, and gay marriage.

Paste has the exclusive video premiere of album track “Woman Who Doesn’t Sleep With Men.”  Watch it here:  http://bit.ly/1o966fF

When not on tour, Cameron can be found onstage every Tuesday at UCB LA as host of the hit live podcast Put Your Hands Together which was recently named by ROLLING STONE as one of the Best Comedy Podcasts  She is also the creator/host of  Wham Bam Pow, a scifi/action movie podcast distributed by Maximum Fun. On TV she can been seen or heard on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately, Maron, Last Call with Carson Daly, TakePart Live and Adventure Time. Cameron is a regular guest on top comedy podcasts “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and “How Did This Get Made” and her biweekly column “Who In The World Is Cameron Esposito?” can be read at The AV Club.

Get a free download of album track “Woman Who Doesn’t Sleep With Men” at http://bit.ly/1qz0WH9

Pre-order your copy of ‘Same Sex Symbol’ now at http://killrockstars.com/samesexsymbol

CAMERON ESPOSITO ON TOUR:
10/7 – LA, CA @ UCB LA
10/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall Doors 7:30, $10/$12
10/12 – Akron, OH @ Musica
10/14 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall 7pm, $15, 21+
11/2 – SF @ The Independent  Doors 7pm, show 8pm, 21+, $18
11/3 – Portland OR @ Mississippi Studios
*more dates tba

NEW BEARD ANNOUNCE ‘MY PEOPLE ARE AROUND’ RELEASE

ENTIRE EP STREAMING FREE AT NEWBEARDCITY.COM

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Brooklyn freakrockers NEW BEARD return with ‘MY PEOPLE ARE AROUND’, seven hot new tracks showcasing the band’s massive, stripped down live sound which you can listen to in its entirety right now on their website.  The EP follows the band’s ‘New Beard City’ LP which was met with much excitement, gained a new following for the band, and was lovingly referred to as what KISS might sound like if they were a half brass band. 

Recorded live over the course of 2 days, ‘My People Are Around’ is nearly unclassifiable prog/psych rock with vocals by frontman Ben Wigler (Arizona) who can get real high, basslines by tuba player Tuba Joe Exley,  beats by freakshow drummer Tony Waldman and surf-metal guitarist Mike Krenner.  ‘My People Are Around’ is raw, unfiltered New Beard in full on-rock mode; effortless and energetic.


Stream ‘My People Are Around’  EP in full:

http://www.newbeardcity.com/

If you’re in NYC, celebrate with New Beard at their release show at Mercury Lounge on Saturday August 2nd.  21+ 7:30pm.  Tickets:  http://bit.ly/1qyyJVl

 

New Beard – My People Are Around from FaceHeads on Vimeo.

KURT BRAUNOHLER’S HALF HOUR PREMIERES THIS FRIDAY

KURT HALF HOURKurt Braunohler’s Comedy Central Half Hour premieres this Friday, July 25th at midnight ET / 11pm CST.  Tune in to catch Kurt’s excitement about his first rodeo, finding hot crotches, the perils of biscotti and the proper way to handle a TSA patdown.  In advance of his Half Hour, Comedy Central went Behind the Scenes in a new video about Braunohler’s start in comedy in NYC and how getting fired from a lame job helped launch his career:  http://on.cc.com/1wVyuRX

And watch for Kurt’s webseries “Roustabout,” filmed during his jetski adventure from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money to send 500 goats and 1000 chickens to Africa, to premiere on Comedy Central online this Fall.   In the meantime, Kurt’s “Let’s Get Wet For Goats” campaign is still taking donations to help families in need: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jet-ski-for-goats

Preview Kurt Braunohler’s Comedy Central Half Hour:

Pretty Good Year: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/5el505/the-half-hour-pretty-good-year