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The Bulmers Berry Ground Breakers Competition -Vote Leaving Las Vegas!

Okay I’ll admit, I haven’t listened to any of the other bands yet in the Bulmers Berry Ground Breakers Competition, but the MWL band Leaving Las Vegas is a finalist and they REALLY deserve this vote. I’m not saying I’m biased, but vote for Leaving Las Vegas. Peace!

In case you need to hear them first, here you go:

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GroundUP Band Review

“The Road I Travel”

GroundUP is a SICK jam band out of Denver Colorado. A freshly ground mix of

Russ Griffin – guitar/vocals

Dave Halchak – guitar/vocals

Trevor Sinnard – bass/vocals

Zach West – drums

This was one of my favorite bands from the THC Music Fest. All of these guys can jam out hard and their music has such an awesome vibe. If you ever get the opportunity to see them live, you should definitely take it. Their updated tour schedule can be found here.

Each member of Ground Up provides their own distinct flavor to the music, seamlessly switching between funky riffs, high-energy improvised jams, and grooving mini-suites.

Unfortunately, Ground UP has not recorded their first album yet, due to some financial trouble. The band hopes to get in the studio some time next spring. If you want to help them record their CD, send them a message on Myspace or Facebook, you’d be doing the world a great favor.

These guys need to be recorded! Right now online they mostly just have live recordings, which is okay, but it will never compare to seeing them live, and if you don’t live in Colorado, that’s not really an option. They need to take what they’re doing in CO to the whole world. These guys kick ass! Show your support, even a dollar helps, and pay pal makes it really easy to send money to anyone these days, for no charge. Just something to think about. p.s. The band did not ask me to say that.


Learn more about GroundUP

Reviewed by Dante Cullari Founder & CEO Beat-Play LLC

THE SUPERPOWERS – “32 BIT” [VIDEO]

Afro-beat / Trance / Reggaeton

Internationally recognized afrobeat group THE SUPERPOWERS have been hailed by critics as a “poly-rhythmic juggernaut.”

Originally formed as the Boston Afrobeat Society, having won the 2007 Phoenix Best Music Poll and 2006 Boston Music Award for Best World Music Act, this 21st-Century Dance Band represents the finest of the “Afrobeat Revival.” They have played packed houses throughout the Eastern U.S. and shared the stage with internationally renowned artists including Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars, John Browns Body, Aphrodesia, and NOMO.

THE SUPERPOWERS have been unemployed since July 2009……

I highly recommend going to their myspace to listen to their recorded music. They’re awesome..

http://www.myspace.com/thesuperpowers#ixzz10yYt0aBK

Alphabasic – Awesome Letter to the Fans

[Read on original site]

Hello listener…downloader…pirate…pseudo-criminal…

If you can read this, then you’ve more than likely downloaded this album from a peer to peer network or torrent.

You probably expect the rest of this message to tell you that you’re hurting musicians and breaking just about every copyright law in the book. Well, it won’t tell you that.

What I would like to tell you is that my record label understands that a large portion of people pirate music because it is easier than buying it. CDs scratch easily, most pay-per-download sites have poor quality and shitty DRM protection, and vinyl is near impossible to find or ship without hassle.
In many cases I wonder why people buy CDs at all anymore. A few like the tangible artwork, some haven’t adapted to MP3s yet, but most do it because they have a profound love for music and want to support the artists making it. Kind of restores your faith in humanity for a moment eh?

So, now what?
Like the album? About to go “support the artist” on iTunes?
Well, don’t.
Alphabasic is currently in a legal battle against Apple because NONE of our material (Sublight Records included) receives a dime of royalty from the vast amount of sales iTunes has generated using our material.

Want to buy a CD just to show your support?
If you don’t particularly like CDs, don’t bother.
Retailers like Best Buy and Amazon spike the price so high that their cut is often 8 times higher than the artist’s. Besides, most CDs are made out of unrecyclable plastic and leave a nasty footprint in your environment.

If you do particularly like CDs, buy them from the label (in our case, alphabasic.com). After manufacturing costs are recuperated, our artists usually receive over 90% of the actual money coming out of your wallet.
In addition, all of our physical products are made out of 100% recycled material.

Want to show your support?
Go here and browse our library of lossless, DRM-free downloads.
Already have that?
Then feel free to donate whatever you want to your favorite artist. 100% will go directly to them.
Hell, you can even donate a penny just to thank the artist.

If you really like ‘The Flashbulb – Soundtrack To A Vacant Life’ and want to show your support without it going to greedy retailers, distributors, and coked-up label reps, then click the button below.
If you send us your mailing address, Alphabasic may occasionally send you various goodies (overstocks, stickers, even rare CDs) in appreciation and encouragement for your support.

[Donate]

Thanks for reading.

Who knows if my little business plan here will work to fund new releases, but even failure is better than the crappy label/distributor/retailer system musicians have suffered from for over 50 years.
We hope you enjoy the music as much as we do releasing it.
Finally, if you plan on sharing this release, please include this file. The only reason it is here is to show the listener where he can support his favorite artists!

Benn Jordan
CEO – Alphabasic Records

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