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In celebration of the upcoming release of THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT’s album SONG IN MY HEAD, out April 29 on SCI Fidelity Records/Loud & Proud Records, the band will perform a free concert on The Hill in Boulder–the Colorado city they’ve called home since the early days of the band–Monday, April 28 from 6 PM to 8 PM Mountain Time with the stage set up on 13th Street and College Avenue. The band posted a video announcement here.

THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT recently premiered a behind the scenes, in-studio performance video for new track “So Far From Home” on The video explores the band’s creative process in the studio working out the song’s elements and captures the energy in the studio between them and the album’s producer Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads.

SONG IN MY HEAD is perhaps the band’s tightest and most skillful album yet. It features 10 new songs written collaboratively by the group. After years of feeling more like live players than studio musicians, the band members finally tapped into the skill that two decades worth of performing brings. There’s also an overarching sense of joy and renewed passion throughout. “Stylistically, the album feels like the most modern expression of our music,” drummer Michael Travis says. “We continue to be the newest version of our expanding stylistic interest. This album feels more genuinely us. It’s everything we’ve learned about making an album.” Check out a promotional video for the album here.

THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT–BILL NERSHI (guitars and vocals), MICHAEL KANG (mandolin, violin, guitar and vocals), KEITH MOSELEY (bass & vocals), MICHAEL TRAVIS (drums and percussion), KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH (keyboards & vocals) and JASON HANN (percussion)–continues their extensive touring schedule with several festival performances confirmed including headlining the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Thursday, May 1, Beale Street Music Festival on Sunday, May 4, DelFest on Sunday, May 25, Wakarusa on June 6-7, three sets at Electric Forest on June 26-29 and Lockn’ Festival on September 4-5. See below for a list of confirmed dates, with more to be added. Check out this live video from the band’s 2013 New Year’s Eve show at 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO here.


Amoeba Records, in-store performance and signing:
Thu 4/24 San Francisco, CA Amoeba Records (Haight Asbury)

Headlining Shows:
Thu 4/24 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Fri 4/25 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Sat 4/26 Oakland, CA Fox Theater (SOLD OUT)

Free show:
Mon 4/28 Boulder, CO 13th & College

Thu 5/1 New Orleans, LA Fair Grounds Race Course

Headlining Shows:
Fri 5/2 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Sat 5/3 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre (SOLD OUT)

Beale Street Music Festival:
Sun 5/4 Memphis, TN Tom Lee Park

Sun 5/25 Cumberland, MD Allegany County Fairgrounds

Wakarusa Festival:
Fri-Sat 6/6-6/7 Ozark, AR Mulberry Mountain

Huck Finn Jubilee:
Fri-Sun 6/13-15 Ontario, CA Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park

Electric Forest (3 shows):
Thu-Sun 6/26-29 Rothbury, MI Double JJ Ranch

Lockn’ Festival:
Thu-Fri 9/4-9/5 Arrington, VA Oak Ridge Farm

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Look for KIXSteve Whiteman (lead vocals), Jimmy Chalfant (drums, vocals), Ronnie Younkins (guitars), Brian Forsythe (guitars) and Mark Schenker (bass)—to release their first new album in almost two decades on July 22, thanks to their new partnership with Loud & Proud Records. What makes the project even more exciting and anticipated is that the album features the band’s original line-up, with the exception of Schenker on bass.

“The boys and I are so happy that our old friend, Tom Lipsky, has invited us to join the Loud & Proud family,” exclaims Whiteman. “We worked with Tom and Madelyn Scarpulla on our last studio album, SHOW BUSINESS, and we’re looking forward to working with them again with the release of the first new KIX album in almost 19 years! We’ll still be coming to a dump near you very soon!”

Loud & Proud Owner & President Tom Lipsky adds, “What I have always loved about KIX is they make rock ‘n roll fun. What I love about their new music is that it’s pure, genuine KIX music, straight up guitar rock with no compromise. They’re not chasing trends or trying to re-invent themselves. They’re simply doing what they do best…and now they can do it Loud and Proud!”

Marking the re-emergence of KIX in early-2000’s, the band had teamed up a few times a year to test the waters with reunion shows in the Maryland/Pennsylvania, which were very well received. Then in the summer of 2008, KIX performed outside the mid-Atlantic for the first time in 13 years at two of the biggest rock festivals in the U.S. Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK and Rock the Bayou in Houston, TX. The band was hailed by many music websites and attendees as “Best Performance” at both festivals, where they played alongside Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Tesla, Queesryche, Ratt, and more.

As the demand for new music has never subsided and in fact has only increased over the last few years, the band decided that they can no longer ignore the overtures from their fans and are currently recording new KIX songs. The new album, due out summer 2014, is produced by Taylor Rhodes, who last worked with KIX on 1991’s HOT WIRE album. Rhodes has also written hit songs for Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne and Journey.

Stay tuned for new album news, which will be announced in the coming weeks, and check out KIX on tour at any of the following stops (with more to be announced soon):

Fri 4/25 – Columbia, MD – M3 Festival
Sat 5/24 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
Sat 5/31 – Sandusky, OH – Ohio Bike Week
Fri 6/6 – Vernal, UT – Thunder Rocks
Sat 6/21 – Idaho Falls, ID – Rock The Falls
Fri 7/25 – Royalton, MN – Halfway Jam
Thu 7/31 – Leemore, CA – Tachi Palace Casino

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THE WINERY DOGS (Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen) released their self-titled, self-produced and critically acclaimed debut album in North America on Loud & Proud Records today as two very special editions.

THE WINERY DOGS SPECIAL EDITION is comprised of two-CDs. Disc 1 is the standard album and Disc 2 is entitled UNLEASHED IN JAPAN 2013, comprised of 10 songs recorded live in Japan during their July ’13 tour, including “Criminal,” a track previously unavailable in the U.S., along with a 16-page booklet of live photos and lyrics. UNLEASHED IN JAPAN 2013 is also available as a stand-alone digital album.

DOG TREATS: THE WINERY DOGS DELUXE SPECIAL EDITION, a limited edition release, is being sold in a box resembling a box of dog treats, and includes the SPECIAL EDITION collection of music, a DVD featuring four music videos and interview footage, demos from the original recording sessions, a “studio diary” written by Mike Portnoy, as well as some unique merchandise unavailable elsewhere. Portnoy recently gave fans a glimpse inside the packaging of the DOG TREATS on Revolver magazine’s website (see video below).

The Winery Dogs - Dog Treats - Deluxe Special Edition
The Winery Dogs - Special Edition
Unleashed In Japan

After THE WINERY DOGS was originally released on July 23, 2013 on Loud & Proud Records, it debuted on Billboard’s “Top Alternative Albums” chart at #3, “Top Independent Albums” chart at #4, “Top Rock Albums” chart at #5, “Top Internet Albums” at #8 and “Top 200 Albums” chart at #27.

The rave reviews poured in once it was released:

“…filled to the brim with hard-driving rock and roll…the overall effect is something like a proggier Grand Funk Railroad crossed with Soundgarden at their most accessible.” – Guitar World

“…a modern-rock melting pot of powerhouse hooks and plucking pyrotechnics, informed by ‘70s classic rock, ‘90s metal, R&B, and blues, and delivered through Kotzen’s nuanced vocals.” – Bass Player

“The Winery Dogs have chops galore and the maturity to rein in their mad skills with passionate execution. It’s an album melding blues-rock, soulful ballads, and contemporary hard rock with Kotzen bringing the soul in buckets. Highlights include, ‘Desire,’ ‘Elevate’ and ‘One More Time.’”
– Music Connection

“The self-titled debut Winery Dogs album is one of the most intriguing releases of the year. The all-star trio has delivered a blistering collection of soaring tunes.” –

“Mike Portnoy is a lot of people’s favorite drummer, Billy Sheehan is a lot of people’s favorite bassist, and Richie Kotzen is a lot of people’s favorite guitarist. But as The Winery Dogs, they very well could be a lot of people’s favorite new band. Yes, their self-titled debut album is that kind of winner.” –


Official Storeall albums and exclusive merch
iTunes: Special Edition + Unleashed In Japan 2013
Amazon: Special Edition / Dog Treats: Deluxe Special edition
Unleashed In Japan 2013

The Winery Dogs - package contents

Wed 4/30 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
Fri 5/2 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
Sat 5/3 – New Brunswick, NJ – State Theater
Sun 5/4 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
Tue 5/6 – Londonderry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
Wed 5/7 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere Music Hall
Fri 5/9 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Sat 5/10 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
Sun 5/11 – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s
Wed 5/14 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Thu 5/15 – Largo, FL – Largo Cultural Center
Fri 5/16 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
Sun 5/18 – Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s
Tue 5/20 – Fort Smith, AR – Neumeier’s Rib Room & Beer Garden
Sat 5/24 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
Tue 6/24 – Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
Thu 6/26 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House
Fri 6/27 – Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theater
Sat 6/28 – Agoura Hills, CA – Canyon Club
Mon 6/30 – San Francisco, CA – Yoshi’s
Tue 7/1 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s at Jack’s London Square
Sat 7/26 – Buffalo, NY – The Tralf

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Check out the exclusive stream of The Winery DogsUnleashed In Japan 2013, a live album recorded in Japan in 2013 and featured on their Special Edition and Dog Treats: Deluxe Special Edition releases, which are out today, April 15th, 2014.

Head over to Loudwire to listen to the stream, and be sure to order the album here!



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The wait is finally over! The Winery Dogs Special Edition and Dog Treats: Deluxe Special Edition, are finally hitting the shelves. Out tomorrow, April 15th, 2014, grab a copy at your local record store or order online! In case you missed it, here is a recap of what both releases contain:

Special Edition 2-disc digipack including:

- The original The Winery Dogs debut album
- Unleashed in Japan 2013, a 10 song live recording, including the song “Criminal”, previously unavailable in the U.S. and some other gems.
- Expanded booklet with photos and lyrics

Dog Treats: Deluxe Special Edition

- The Special Edition 2-disc digipack featuring The Winery Dogs album + Unleashed in Japan 2013 – a 10 song live recording, including the song “Criminal”, previously unavailable in the U.S. and an expanded booklet with photos and lyrics.

- A CD of demos from 2012, The Winery Pups
- A DVD of music videos and band interviews
- Mike Portnoy’s in-studio diary from the making of the record
- Custom Winery Dogs dog-tag with chain
- Custom Winery Dogs wine bottle topper
- Custom embroidered paw print logo patch

The Winery Dogs - package contents


The Winery Dogs - Dog Treats - Deluxe Special Edition
The Winery Dogs - Special Edition

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