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The Go Ahead Debut Powerful New Video "Falling Out Of Place"

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San Francisco female-fronted rock band The Go Ahead debut new song “Falling Out Of Place” on June 30th! The song’s music video was first featuring in Soundwaves TV’s Episode #28 (at 10:05 mark) with a wonderful intro from Dennis Willis, with a separate more detailed post later that night.

Lead singer Kyna Wise really bears her soul in this song which is about sexual abuse and the video features quotes from other women that Kyna interviewed that deal with this important topic. Influential music blog Consequence of Sound featured the video in a powerful article and Topgolf’s Who Will Rock You also showed their support in promoting the new tune.

You can stream & buy the new single on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, and all other major outlets!

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Sam Johnson Selected As Semi-Finalist For Sail Across The Sun Competition

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Berklee Online Student Sam Johnson selected as a semi-finalist for the Sail Across the Sun Music Cruise Competition

June 27, 2019 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Sam Johnson, a Berklee-affiliated singer/songwriter from San Francisco, has been selected as a top 10 semi-finalist for the Sail Across The Sun music festival at sea. The cruise sets sail from Miami on February 14-18, 2020 and features Train, Matt Nathanson, and many other popular artists. Sam was a student in the Berklee Online Writing Hit Songs course in 2016.

This competition, called Sixthman Soundcheck, gives up-and-coming acts a chance to perform on the cruise. Three finalists will be selected via an online voting process.

The first round of voting is open to the general public beginning on Thursday, June 27 at 12PM ET and ending on Wednesday, July 3 at 6PM ET. The top 5 artists will then move on to the final round of voting, which will be open to guests booked on Sail Across the Sun only. The top 3 artists to emerge from that round will perform on-board the cruise.

Sam previously opened for top 40 artist Andy Grammer on dates for his 2016 “Honey I’m Good” tour and he has also shared stages with pop and reggae artists including Shwayze, Collie Buddz, Flipsyde, Common Kings, The Holdup, and Mike Love.  

Sam’s original music is also frequently featured in TV shows on MTV, FOX, NBC, BRAVO, and SPIKE. Macy’s used Sam’s version of “In The Midnight Hour” for their popular nationwide Black Friday ad campaign for 2 years in a row. He has also written songs for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) that they keep in regular rotation. 

Sam signed with start-up label Text Me Records in 2018, and has since released half a dozen singles, with hundreds of thousands of Spotify plays, and his song “Faded” debuted at #3 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter charts. A new full-length album is on the way in 2019.

Find Sam online, and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, plus you can check out his EPK with press/reviews, full bio, videos, photos, and more. For inquiries, please contact Cheryl Butner.

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Barb Rocks On Social Media Panel At Balanced Breakfast Music Summit

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Balanced Breakfast announced their 2nd National Music Industry Summit, taking place at PianoFight in San Francisco on Saturday February 9th, with a Pre-Party on Friday February 8th. Meet professionals from San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, Austin, Charlotte and more. Learn from panels discussing everything from social media to licensing.

Check out the Schedule & Panels:

10:30 AM • "Welcome" • Front Cabaret Stage
Stefan Aronsen - BB Co-founder

10:40 AM • "Flow Warm-up" • Front Cabaret Stage
Barb Blank - Yoga Instructor

11:00 AM • The Importance of Radio • Center For New Music
Alvie Alex Adams (Moderator) - DJ at BFF.fm
M Florentino Buenaventura - CEO EnterTalk Media
Mindi Levine - Radio DJ & Music Marketing Maven
Amanda Guest - Founder of BFF.fm
Pam Benjamin - Director at Mutiny Radio

11:00 AM • No Photo, No Video, it Didn't Happen • Small Theater
Reed Cameron Fox (Moderator) - Artist
Boris Petrov - Software Engineer @ YouTube Music
Anne Cook - Co-founder of PressureDrop.tv
Paige Parsons - Photographer
Greg Chow - Photographer

11:00 AM • How to Build a Stronger Brand • Big Theater
Zen Zenith (Moderator) - Song Writer & Podcast Producer
Ben Givarz - Sr. Content Specialist at Dolby Labs
Bryce David Dow-Williamson - C.E.O. at Second Octave
Ayliffe Brown - Director of Programs at Zoo Labs
Matt Roads - CEO/Founder of IHE Entertainment

12:00 PM • The Power of Social Media & The Web • Center For New Music
Suzanne Yada (Moderator) - Social Media Specialist
Isabelle Garson - CCO at Second Octave Media
Dakin Hardwick - Managing Editor of Spinning Platters / Product Trainer for Eventbrite Music
Cory Zechmann - Blogger Silence Nogood
Barbara M Wahli - Artist Manager / Social Media Advisor
Moody Jones - Director of Marketing at EMPIRE

12:00 PM • Tech Tools for Music Professionals • Small Theater
Bob Duskis (Moderator) - Co-Founder Six Degrees Records
Rémi Jourdan - Founder TuneTrax
Elaine Ryan - Founder Hooplays
Anisa Khoshbakhtian - Digital Asset Advisors (blockchain)

12:00 PM • How to Book Better Shows • Large Theater
Travis Hayes - (moderator) Booker at Neck of The Woods
Jules Indelicato - Booker at Bar Fluxus
Kent Jamieson - Manager at Slim's
Lynn Schwarz - Talent Buyer at Bottom of The Hill
Paul Chalker - PR & Marketing Manager at The Chapel

LUNCH BREAK

1:00 PM • Live Broadcasting
Dor Wand - Founder at Fault Radio
Dundee Maghen - Co-founder at Fault Radio

1:00 PM • Afternoon Stretch
Eve Fleishman - Yoga Instructor & Musician

2:00 PM • Creating an Unforgettable Experience • Center For New Music
Josh Windmiller (Moderator) - Artist, Festival Producer, Venue Director
James Lopez - Assistant Talent Buyer at Noise Pop Industries
Liam Shy - DJ / Lawyer
Andi Galpern - Founder & Producer at Cascade SF
McKay Garner - Record Producer, Mix Engineer, Composer

2:00 PM • How to Musician Better • Small Theater
Kat Downs (Moderator) - Sit Kitty Sit
Serafino Barto - Forgotten Dreamers (formerly Serf & James)
mike hoffman - Panic is Perfect
Sivan Lioncub - Everyone is DIrty
Alexi Rose Belchere - The Y Axes

2:00 PM • Music Business Stories • Large Theater
Kit Russell (Moderator) - Creative Consultant
Lyle Burns - Creative Consultant
Ashley Kervabon - Stoyanov - Founder of #WomenCrush Music
Fred Hausman III - President of Prize Fighter Records
Justin Pogue - Consultant / Financial Advisor / Author

3:00 PM • Tools For Industry Success • Center For New Music
Arya Zarrinkelk (Moderator) - Creative Arts Career Counselor & Musician
Marcus Ghiasi - Lead Singer of Your Fearless Leader
Elliot Gann - Executive Director at Today's Future Sound
Paige Clem - Marketing Director for High Sierra & Musician
Michael Annuzzi - Musician

3:00 PM • Opportunities in Music Engineering • Small Theater
Kalib DuArte (Moderator) - Executive Producer Asylum Arts Record Label
Chis McGrew - Producer and Mixer at Hyde Street Studio C
Carmen Caruso - Music Producer, Engineer & Lead Singer of Agouti
Michael Romanowski - Mastering Engineer
Edmond Clare - Producer at Noir Studios (Sony Music)
Chris Wirsig - Songwriter, Composer, Producer at No:carrier

3:00 PM • How to Treat it Like a Business • Large Theater
Peter B. Jacobsen (Moderator) - GM at Music City SF
Mark Pearson - Lawyer with ARC Law Group
Bob Duskis - President and Co-Founder of Six Degrees Records
Dae Bogan - Co-founder & CEO of TuneRegistry
Alison Lucille Griggs - Owner of Note 4 Note Accounting

4:00 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Watch the promo video!

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The Go Ahead Playing Two Female-Themed SF Shows on 10/27

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The Go Ahead are bombarding San Francisco with two shows this Saturday, October 27th! First, the band takes the stage at Bandwagon’s “Women In Music” event with The She’s and Zelma Stone from 12-6pm, part of their Summer Music Series at Anchor Taps. Then, the band rocks PianoFight’s Femme Fatale Halloween Party with Thrown Out Bones from 10pm on, so dress as your favorite lady of the night and join in on the dancing and costume contests for the best dressed lethal enchantress!

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Life Size Models Playing Bandwagon Summer Series Aug 25th

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BandWagon announced their SF Summer Music Series taking place the last Saturday of each month August through October.  Each concert will have a different music theme, from indie rock to funk and soul and beyond. BandWagon, a unique mobile music venue, will curate its stage with local talent to keep the crowd movin’ and groovin’ all day. 

At each event, they’ll be pouring a special, small-batch BandWagon collaboration beer on tap. For August’s event, try BandWagon Wheat, a light, fruity, and refreshing beer brewed at Anchor Public Taps.

Life Size Models will be headlining Saturday, August 25th date, which also features performances by Your Fearless Leader and The Cires.

For more information, check out their Facebook Event.  There is a $5 cover at the door for 21+.

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Balanced BreakFEST 2018 Announced!

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Music industry community Balanced Breakfast announced their first ever Balanced BreakFEST taking place September 20-22 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) at 7 venues in the Mission District of San Francisco with over 60 Bay Area bands.  Early bird tickets for $32 are on sale now, so buy them before price goes up!

SCHEDULE:

Delirium - DAY 1
5:00 PM The Oakland Mind (Oakland)
6:00 PM VIQUEEN (San Francisco)
7:00 PM OUTERS (San Francisco)

Amnesia - DAY 1 HAPPY HOUR
5:00 PM Little Spiral (Concord)
6:00 PM RESONANCE (San Francisco)
7:00 PM MAAYAN (San Francisco)

Revolution Cafe - DAY 1
5:00 PM Amalgamation (San Francisco)
6:00 PM Eve Fleishman (San Francisco)
7:00 PM Matthew DePasquale (San Francisco)
8:00 PM Reisender (San Francisco)
9:00 PM Loveangelists (Oakland)
10:00 PM Dillingers (San Francisco)

Make-Out Room - DAY 1
7:00 PM Swamp Child (Berkeley)
8:00 PM The Bikini Complex (San Francisco)
9:00 PM Sit Kitty Sit (San Francisco)

The Knockout - DAY 1
9:00 PM Trez Maschine (San Jose)
10:00 PM The Living (San Francisco)
11:00 PM Alvie & the Breakfast Pigs (San Francisco)

Amnesia - DAY 1
9:00 PM SPECIAL GUEST
10:00 PM New Spell (San Francisco)
11:00 PM Fellow Vessel (Pittsburg)

Elbo Room - DAY 1
9:00 PM Vice Reine (San Francisco)
10:00 PM Great Highway (San Francisco)
11:00 PM Californicorns (Oakland)


Amnesia - DAY 2 HAPPY HOUR
5:00 PM Veins (Oakland)
6:00 PM Aurora Beam (Watsonville)
7:00 PM Manos Lindas (San Francisco)

Revolution Cafe - DAY 2
5:00 PM CJ Storm (San Jose)
6:00 PM E.G. Phillips (San Francisco)
7:00 PM Brother Spellbinder (San Francisco)
8:00 PM Martay (Salinas but living in Kansas City)
9:00 PM Shelby, Texas (San Francisco)
10:00 PM on dolphin (Oakland/Grass Valley)
11:00 PM Grey Davies (Berkeley)

Make-Out Room - DAY 2
7:00 PM William Robert (Oakland)
8:00 PM Unlikely Heroes (Oakland)
9:00 PM The Y Axes (San Francisco)

Amnesia - DAY 2
9:00 PM Agouti (San Francisco)
10:00 PM The HA (San Francisco)
11:00 PM The Crux (Santa Rosa)

Elbo Room - DAY 2
9:00 PM Serf and James (Napa)
10:00 PM Pamela Parker’s Fantastic Machine (San Francisco)
11:00 PM Love Jerks (San Francisco)


Amnesia - DAY 3 HAPPY HOUR
5:00 PM Clara Bellino (San Francisco)
6:00 PM Sayla Dobro (San Francisco)
7:00 PM Blonde Toledo (San Francisco)

Revolution Cafe - DAY 3
5:00 PM Zak Fennie (Napa)
6:00 PM Clementine Darling (Santa Rosa)
7:00 PM Phoenix Tweak (Oakland)
8:00 PM Ziva (San Francisco)
9:00 PM Justin Seagrave (San Francisco)
10:00 PM Gutter Swan (San Francisco)
11:00 PM SPECIAL GUEST

Amnesia - DAY 3
9:00 PM Skank Bank (Berkeley)
10:00 PM The Urban Renewal Project (Los Angeles)
11:00 PM Van Goat (Oakland)

EL Rio - DAY 3
9:00 PM The Wyatt Act (San Francisco)
10:00 PM Gooferman (San Francisco/Oakland)
11:00 PM Doctor Striker (San Francisco/Oakland)


If you’re curious what their events look like, check out their 3-day showcase last year at SxSW. It featured 24 prominent bands from Austin, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.

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Planet Booty & TWRP Unite For New Single & Tour

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Oakland's Planet Booty and Toronto's TWRP partnered on the single “Tactile Sensation,” which is featured on TWRP’s new album Together Through Time, releasing today May 18th.  You can stream the single here, plus check out the great article about these two bands uniting for this awesome song in The Bay Bridged.  Planet Booty is opening for TWRP during their album release concert at The Opera House in Toronto tonight, then the bands will tour together this summer, playing about 30 dates across the US including a show at Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco on July 7th.bri

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The Go Ahead Announce San Francisco & Santa Monica Shows

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San Francisco rockers The Go Ahead just announced back-to-back shows in San Francisco and Santa Monica!  First up is their show at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco headlining Sit Kitty Sit's album release show on Friday May 4th.  Then celebrating Cinco De Mayo and their drummer's birthday, the band is performing Saturday May 5th at TRiP Santa Monica.  Whether you live in NorCal or SoCal, there's no excuse to miss them playing!

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Barb Rocks On Artist Management Panel For Balanced Breakfast Music Industry Summit

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Balanced Breakfast announced their 1st National Music Industry Summit, taking place at PianoFight in San Francisco on Saturday February 10th, with a Pre-Party on Friday February 9th with Oakland electro-funk trio Planet Booty and DéCollage from Denver.  Meet professionals from San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, Austin, Charlotte and more. Learn from panels discussing everything from social media to licensing.

Check out the Schedule & Panels:

SATURDAY
10:00 AM Doors open
10:30 AM • Front Cabaret Stage
Welcome & Warm-up
Stefan Aronsen • BB Co-founder

11:00 AM • Front Cabaret Stage
Move Your Body, Train Your Mind: A Path To Peak Performance
Eve Fleishman (moderator) - Yoga Therapist & Musician
Jonathan Devoto - Dancer, Health Coach & Musician
Loryn Barbeau - Holistic Vocal and Performance Coach
Barb Siller - Yoga Instructor & Musician

11:00 AM • Small Theater
PROMOtivation! - Inspire and Enhance Connections through Marketing and Promotions
Paige Clem (mod) - Marketing Director for High Sierra Music
Mindi Levine - DJ at 99.3 The Vine & Music Marketer
M Florentino Buenaventura - CEO at EnterTalk Radio
Barbara Leung - RemixNoise

11:00 AM • Big Theater
Revival of Vinyl
Gordon Elgart (moderator) - Founder Spinning Platters
Ben Givarz - Artist Relations Mgr
Michael David Carney - Co-owner of Gulch Alley Music Studio
Jacob Horowitz - Record Scientist
Sarah Sexton - Owner at OIM Records

12:00 PM • Front Cabaret Stage
How to Use Social Media Better
Isabelle Garson (moderator) - CCO at Second Octave Media
Michael Brandvold - CEO Michael Brandvold Marketing
Bryce David Dow-Williamson - CEO at Second Octave Media
David A Sikorski - Senior Editor at EARMILK
Bob Duskis - President & Co-Founder of Six Degrees Records

12:00 PM • Small Theater
The Musician's Tech Tool Kit
Peter B. Jacobsen (moderator)- Studio Manager at Music City SF
Patti Silverman - Advisor at SF MusicTech Summit & Consultant
Todd Tate - Co-founder of Musical Turk
Aliza Hava - Founder of Musician's BASS
Cory Zechmann - Project Manager at TuneIn

12:00 PM • Large Theater
Got Gigs? Coffeeshops, Corporate, and Clubs
Brian Bergeron (moderator) - Ivy Hill Entertainment
Travis Hayes Busse - Talent Buyer at Neck of The Woods
Sarah - Booking at Boom Boom Room
Omar Peña - Event Coordinator and Promoter
KC Turner - Concert Promoter via KC Turner Presents

LUNCH BREAK

2:00 PM • Front Cabaret Stage
Artist Management
Josh Windmiller (moderator) - Manager, Producer & Artist
Casey Shafer - CEO Burning House Management
Victor Casillas Valle - Artist Manager at Counter Culture Group
Barbara M Wahli - Artist Manager via Barb Rocks
Brendan Dreaper - Band Manager at Mixtape Artist Management
Fred Hausman III - CEO Prize Fighter Records

2:00 PM • Small Theater
How to Write Better Songs
Jared Swanson (moderator) - Lead Singer of Abbot Kinney
Emily Moldenhauer - Lead Singer of Emily Afton
Adam Brookes - Lead Singer of Dangermaker
Matt Roads - Freelance Musician & Ivy Hill Entertainment
Mona Khalifa Magno - Lead Singer of Twin Flame Medicine
Roem Baur - Singer-Songwriter

2:00 PM • Big Theater
BRANDING: How Defining Your Message Will Skyrocket Your Career
Kit Russell (moderator) Creative Consultant & Strategist
Lyle Burns - Creative Consultant & Strategist
Zen Zenith - Musician & Podcaster
Angela Mastrogiacomo - Music Publicist
Annie Bacon - Musician & Blogger

3:00 PM • Front Cabaret Stage
Musician Showmanship/Performance
Kanoa Blodgett (moderator) - Owner of Neck of The Woods
Dylan Charles Germick - Lead Singer of Planet Booty (Oakland)
Reed Cameron Fox - Lead Singer of DéCollage (Denver)
Lalin St. Juste - Lead Singer of The Seshen (Bay Area)
Sivan Lioncub - Lead Singer of Everyone Is Dirty (Oakland)
Emily Sevin - Photographer

3:00 PM • Small Theater
Music Law: Online and On Stage
Mark Pearson (moderator) - Entertainment Attorney
Vivek Sridharan - Entertainment Attorney
Jon Duman - Entertainment Attorney
Ben Van Houten - Entertainment Office City Hall

3:00 PM • Big Theater
Sound & Engineering
Seth Lael (moderator) - Sound Engineer
Michael Romanowski - Mastering Engineer at Coast Mastering
Starita - Producer, Engineer & Artist
Jesse Cassar - Audio Engineer & Talent Buyer
Carmen Caruso - Music Producer
Gabriel Sean Armstrong - Sound engineer

4:00 PM • Big Theater
Keynote: What is Success?
Stefan Aronsen (Moderator) - Balanced Breakfast Co-Founder
Aaron Axelsen - Alt 105 Music Director
John Vanderslice - Tiny Telphone Recording
Mike Deni - Geographer

5:00 PM - CLOSE • Front Cabaret Stage

AFTER PARTY
LIVE MUSIC BY:
Gutter Swan
Moonray
Mona Khalifa Magno

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Planet Booty Headlining The Independent 11/30

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After raining sweat across most of the US this Summer and Fall, Planet Booty ends their 2017 season with Sun Hop Fat and DJ Jah Yzer at The Independent on Thursday November 30th. Set your mind and booty free as you dance the night away.

Come get the new album ‘NAKED’ on vinyl, grab the new ‘NAKED’ T-shirt, and wish Dylan a Happy Birthday when he gets one year sexier onstage at the stroke of midnight (12/1)!  Don't forget to buy your tickets before this show sells out!

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The Go Ahead Release "About To Burst" Single

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After a few months on only being able to hear the new single on Live105's Soundcheck program, The Go Ahead release their long-awaited single "About To Burst" on all major outlets, followed by news that their new EP named In Harms Way will be coming on this Fall.  You can buy "About To Burst" on iTunes and stream the catchy tune on Spotify.

The Go Ahead was also featured in Infectious Magazine for their 'The Other Gig' series earlier this month.

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Planet Booty Release "Naked" Album + Release Show 9/9

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Electro-funk-dance trio Planet Booty dropped their new album "Naked" today!   The album is available on vinyl, as well as on all digital stores and streaming sites (links below).

Come celebrate the release at The Chapel in San Francisco on Saturday September 9th and funk out to the new tunes and of course your favorite Booty classics with special guest and queer glam punk queens Bitch Please.

LINKS:
iTunes: https://goo.gl/7PHXk9
Spotify: https://goo.gl/CTZo5j
Bandcamp: https://goo.gl/G9vDJK

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Management Roster Songs Played in SF Giants BallPark Radio Show!

I am proud to announce that you can officially hear music from The Go AheadPlanet Booty, and Lucas Gordon at San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's games in The Bay Area's BallPark Radio Show live from AT&T Park!

The online stream of this radio show will launch this weekend and there will be social media notification for all songs that play during the shows. There will also be a free app available in the iTunes app store first and android will soon follow. With the app, you will be able to share and tweet when the songs are played to let the fans know.

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Eyes On The Shore Premiere New Maestranza EP

Eyes on the Shore's highly anticipated new EP Maestranza premiered in SF Weekly yesterday and it's so GOOD!  You can stream the whole album now, including my favorite track "Starting Fires."  The band funded the album entirely via a pre-order campaign through their website, which just shows how loyal their fans are, excited to get the new EP on vinyl.  Eyes on the Shore's EP Release Show is tomorrow night, Thursday November 17th, at Rickshaw Stop and we urge you to go see them live.  It will be a magical night with Owl Paws and Strange Vine supporting the band.

Check out their new liquid light show video for "Maestranza" as well!

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