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Music News Launches Print Ad Campaign in 19 Battleground Cities; ‘Think the Presidential Candidates are the Same? Think Again’

This Wednesday, July 14 released their “Think the presidential candidates are the same? Think again” educational campaign in 19 battleground cities as a comparison between Bush and Kerry on 7 major issues. created this ad campaign to show kids that there are huge differences between these two candidates on the many issues that young voters care about.

Founder of, Fat Mike Burkett of the music group NOFX stated, “When we’re out on tour — kids are always asking me if there really IS a difference between Bush and Kerry.”

These ads are simple score-cards based on the candidate voting records, statements, and actions around the critical subjects of reproductive rights, equal rights, civil liberties, the economy, environment, gun control and education funding. View the ad at:

Fat Mike continued, “Since our fans generally don’t read the New York Times or Wall Street Journal, this ad makes it easy for them to see the drastic distinctions between the two candidates.” is putting these ads where young voters will read them. These ads will be placed in alternative newsweeklies, music magazines, handed out as flyers, and distributed online.

The first series of these ads will start running this week in the following cities’ alternative newsweekly: Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Madison, Detroit, Seattle, Portland (Oregon), Portland (Maine), Albuquerque, Phoenix, Palm Beach, Tampa, and Miami. has purchased a full-page ad in the upcoming addition of Rolling Stone and will also be handing out this scorecard at the Punk Voter booth on this year’s Warped Tour, which comes to Denver this Sunday at Invesco Field.

Mary Beth Abella comes back to Denver for Lilt

The LILT Women’s Music Festival comes back to Denver Saturday, July 24 at the Foxhole. Former Denver diva, now a resident of the warm shores of Los Angeles, returns to the rock-the-state for the annual women’s music festival and workshop. This year LILT is even cheaper, $15 at the door, but you can actually get tickets from Mary Beth for only $10 (her email is available at The program will include 31 bands, comedians, burlesque dancers, a BBQ, and booze for the one low price. “Last year was a blast and this year will be even funner still,” Mary Beth states, poking fun at her adjective that my not appear in Websters. ” I’m excited to be playing with my former band member, Matt Sumner on bass, and my current drummer from LA, Jason Pipkin.”

Mary Beth will also be doing a happy hour solo acoustic show the night before, Friday, July 23 at the Wave Nightclub located at 2101 Champa Street on the northwest corner of 21st and Champa. Happy Hour begins at 7pm ALL DRINKS are 2 for 1 until 9pm–cheap, cheap! This is great news for fans because, “you all know what a cheap date I am!” For more info, go to, or phone number is 303-299-WAVE, and

Beatport’s Thumpin’

The Denver based company that has pioneered the way electronic music fans and DJs get music continues to take the world by storm, bringing on new labels and tracks onto on a weekly basis. The latest material comes from The Missing Link and Boulder Mile High House DJ, Ejay, will also serve up some cool tunes next Thursday, July 22. “Things are going amazingly well for the BPnetwork and our global presence is widening,” says Beatport representative and head guy at Mile High House, Tom Hoch. The company just surpassed the 5,000-user mark and is very close to having 10,000 tracks on the site. Show them some love and kill off the rest of day surfing through all those lovely tracks, which go for about the cost of a lottery ticket, except these purchases always pay off.

In Other News…Planes Mistaken For Stars got some national press recently, in of all things, Newsweek, in the coverage of the Plea For Peace Tour. Their new CD, Up In Them Guts, is schedule for release on Tuesday, July 27 on No Idea Records. Other rockers to get some exposure in Newsweek include They Might Be Giants, who spotlight the group’s Dial-A-Song. This ditty service is no news to TMBG fans, but we’re guessing that Newsweek readers may not be as savvy. TMBG also has a new album, The Spine, is available as a download for $12.00 on, which includes an EP as well. From their web site, they’ve extended the features of Dial-A-Song, where you sign up to the mailing list and they’ll send out free MP3s every couple of weeks.


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