LOCAL MUSIC BUZZ BITES
Local Bands…PORCELAIN gets some airtime on KGNU 88.5 this coming Monday, Oct 13 at 7:00-8:00pm. You can listen online at www.kgnu.org. They’ll also be playing this Friday, October 10 @ The 15th Street Tavern at 10:00p…Vox Demonna is working on their next CD, but you can listen to and download some of their new tracks by going www.voxdemonna.com. The group will be opening up for Male or Female, a side project by industrial rock pioneers, Front242, this Wedensday, October 15 at The BlueBird.
Fox Releases their Fox Theatre Fall 2003 Compilation – FOR FREE
The next time you head to the Fox for a show, keep an eye out for their new Fall 2003 compilation, which is available now (while supplies last). It has to be one of their best yet, including tracks from artists that have or will be playing the venue, including Modest Mouse, The Shins, Elbow, Kings of Leon, The Polyphonic Spree, Garage a Trois, Grandaddy, Death Cab for Cutie, and the list goes on. The BRAND NEW, “I’m sooooo Kaffeine Buzz’d” sticker comes with the CD, so make sure to pick one up. Free is good, ya know.
The Petition to Roll Back FCC Media Ownership Rules
There is a recent call to action put out to the public to sign a petition that would have Congress overturn the Federal Communication Commission’s relaxation of media ownership rules that was passed by a 3-2 vote on June 2, 2003. “A handful of international megacorporations control the majority of the world’s media. Journalism has become dumbed-down entertainment, we are deluged with advertising; elections are determined by who has the most money or celebrity, not the best ideas.
And it’s about to get worse. This summer, the FCC lifted media ownership caps which would allow the megacorporations to become even bigger.
The final showdown in the 2003 fight against media monopoly is here. Congress is considering initiatives that would roll back the FCC rule changes that favor media behemoths over the public interest. Because nearly 3 million Americans – conservative and liberal – have already decried the FCC’s lifting of ownership caps, Big Media lobbyists are fighting back hard. We can’t outspend Big Media, but if we can gather a half million signatures, we stand a chance of winning.”
Go to http://www.mediareform.net/petition.php to read more and to fill out the petition.
Buzz Band Stories this week:
— Artist and Music Groups deliver a “Joint Statement On Current Issues In Radio” To FCC And Congress
— Monkey Mania Booking Bands
— Gear Up Your Band Contest
— Atlas Seeks Unsigned Bands & Musicians
— Deviant Seeks Drummer For Tour
— Shure’s 3rd Annual Music Roots Contest
— XM Radio Unsigned Channel seeks bands for their programming
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