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Motion For Alliance Pumps Up Their Site, Plans Their Non-Blonde Ambitious Tour

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Motion For Alliance Pumps Up Their Site, Plans Their Non-Blonde Ambitious Tour

Motion For Alliance (MFA) have upgraded their site,, to make it possible to download single tracks from live shows, and to make the site more MAC friendly. They’ve also posted two new shows (soundboard recordings) for download.

MFA will be returning to the East Coast and Mid-West in late April and Early May, which they expect to be their most ambitious tour ever. Check for more details and specific dates. “Thanks to all the great people out there helping to put this run together,” says Jonathan Modell from MFA, “and big respect goes out to all the new fans in AZ from last weekend.” You can see and hear them this Friday, March 5 at Trilogy Lounge in Boulder.

Suburban Home Benefit Announced Earlier this year, Suburban Home Records & Distribution had some rather large unexpected returns from our biggest distributor, putting them in very stressed financial state. After appealing to the community and music fans, Suburban has received more orders than ever. Although they don’t consider themselves to be in the clear yet, “I am very happy to say that things are definitely looking up,” say Suburban Home founder and owner, Virgil Dickerson.

In another effort to raise more money, the Suburban Home staff and bands have planned a benefit show and silent auction at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on Saturday March 13th, with 100% of proceeds to go to Suburban Home Records.

The benefit show will feature Suburban Home recording artists The Gamits, Love Me Destroyer, and Laymen Terms, as well as the local Guns ‘n Roses tribute band (featuring members of Shogun, Contender, and the Gamits) and national act The Front. In addition to proceeds from the door price of the show, Suburban Home will have a large area set up with every distributed title in stock available for purchase, and a bake sale.

The goal of the benefit show is to raise at least $10,000, “and we are hoping that some of this goal can be reached through our silent auction. We are very excited about the silent auction and already have a number of companies signed up,” says Virgil. Donating companies include Zero Skateboards, Smith Sunglasses, Never Summer, Wahoos Fish Taco, Labatt USA, Not Bad Records, Vans, Soda Jerk Presents, Nobody In Particular Presents, Enzo’s End Pizza, The Larimer Lounge, Odell Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, M.O.P. hair products, Suburban Home Distribution, and many more to be announced.

Local artists Sara Matson, Aaron Ray, and Heather Dunsmoor will also be donating works including paintings, pop art prints, and limited edition prints of concert posters. If you or anyone you know would like to donate an item to the silent auction, they will be accepting donations until Wednesday, March 10th. You can contact Suburban Home at

In Other News. . .
This week Aggressive Persuasion had to cancel their plans for shows in Tucson after receiving two rounds of very bad news – the passing of lead singer Steve’s grandmother, and the passing of the great uncle and aunt of drummer Richard. “We would like to remind everyone how precious life is,” says Steve. “Make sure you let the ones you care about know. Our sincere apologies to all of our fans and friends in Tucson. We will be back.”

Gravity Struck has made some changes to their sound, and invite music listeners to check out their new demo on their website at Sandy Anderson has left the band to write solo music and focus on her studio, Sandpuppie Recording Studio ( Along with their new material, the band has also recorded new covers of Evanescence, Garbage, and Joe Satriani that you can hear on the site as well.

In National News . . .
We had to let Charlatans fans know that aside from some solo appearances here there by Tim Burgess, THE BAND IS BACK! As one of the longest surviving Brit-Pop bands from the Madchester days, The Charlatans have recently announced details of a new album Up At The Lake (not to be confused with Bjork’s forthcoming album ‘The Lake’!), and a big tour starting in May to coincide with the album’s release, which is expected have a tougher, more rockin’ vibe. Maybe it had something to do with their environment. They chose Bodmin, Cornwall by a big prison and a lake as the place of inspiration for writing the album, while using their own Big Mushroom Studios in Cheshire, to record, and in L.A. (where Burgess lives) to finish out some vocal sessions. They also used two producers this time around, including Jim Spencer (who we can expect, was responsible for giving them the gritty sound), and Ken Nelson, who has previously worked with The Chemical Brothers and Coldplay.

Sebadoh, one of THE indie rock pioneers of the ‘90s is returning to the touring circuit. With pre-recorded percussion on a cassette four-track machine, Lou Barlow and Jason Loewenstein will pack up their van and head to the first city on the tour, St. Louis on April 19, winding up two weeks later in Nashville on May 8. Unfortunately, they won’t be coming our way, but we hope they will make their way to Colorado during their second round of touring when they go nationwide in the spring. Barlow is currently finishing his first “hi-fi solo record”, which includes some drum contributions by Loewenstein. But for now, no new album plans are in the stars.


Buzz Band Stories this week:
— The Compulsions Seek New Drummer
— It’s Not Always Apples and Oranges in the Music Business
— Unsigned Music Network

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