Escape the Fate

Escape the Fate
Event on 2018-05-15 18:00:00

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at RBC Dallas
2617 Commerce Street
Dallas, United States


Live Happily Ever After With Realistic Expectations

by kengo

Whether we admit it or not, we all think were going to fall in love with Prince (or Princess) Charming and live the rest of our days together in a Disney fairytale happily ever after. And we take the words happily ever after literally.

Truth be told, I dont know anyone who has lived happily ever after all day, every day, day in and day out as the Disney fairytale romances suggest. However, you can live happily ever after if your relationship is based upon realistic expectations. Here are few examples:

1. No two days of your relationship will be same.
Just like no two snowflakes are the same, no two days of your relationship will be exactly the same ever. Dont fall into the trap of thinking every day our relationship is going to be a fairytale come true.

2. Great relationships endure stretches of less-than-great moments.
Just as a beautiful garden requires days and weeks of rain without any sunshine in sight great long-term relationships endure hardships. During these stretches of less-than-fairytale moments in your relationship, remember there cant be a rainbow without the rain. When your relationship appears to be experiencing a drought of special moments and sunshine, remember your garden and the fact that it requires many sunless days until it finally blossoms too!

3. Relationships undergo seasons of change.
Just as we experience rainy seasons throughout the year, our relationships also undergo seasons of change as well. Its just not as easy to predict when these changes will occur or what they will look like. Therefore, it is important to remember that true intimate relationships do not just happen and they do not just remain the same. Relationships are constantly evolving and they require attention and nurturing throughout their evolution!

4. You will go to bed angry at times.
In spite of what other relationship experts tell you, you will go to bed angry with each other at times. Dont think your relationship is doomed the first time this happens. Its okay. Sure, you dont want to make it a habit, but its certainly not the beginning of the end either. Sometimes we do more harm than good if we try to talk about issues that are upsetting us and the distance a good nights sleep provides often puts things in a much needed and better perspective.

Life isnt a fairy tale, but if you have realistic expectations about your relationship and your significant other, you can live happily ever after.

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Small Business Expo 2018 – BOSTON

Small Business Expo 2018 – BOSTON
Event on 2018-05-17 09:00:00
Entrepreneurs, startups, decision-makers, anyone who works for a small business or is interested in starting a small business should attend Small Business Expo. Our Expo is a FREE one-day event for businesses to network, build new relationships, exchange ideas, shop for new vendors and attend cutting-edge workshops and presentations.

Come and learn how to start and/or grow your own business from industry-leading speakers and companies at our 25+ free workshops and presentations. These seminars are focused on a wide range of industries and topics, such as SEO, social media marketing, marketing on a budget, finance, business planning, legal tips, raising capital, credit management, and more. Stop by our huge exhibitor hall with products/services dedicated to small business owners that can help your business grow (products such as merchant services, payroll, phone systems, SEO companies, marketing companies, health and liability insurance, email marketing solutions, CRM and more!). Get Dotted? on your way in and showcase the industry you work in. Be part of five Speed Networking sessions that take place throughout the day to meet and exchange business cards with numerous other attendees and cultivate new lifelong business relationships. Save all of your new connections digitally on your smartphone with our Lead Scanner App and never worry about losing a business card again. Take a break from your busy day at our new Meet & Greet Lounge, Think Tank, Happy Hour Open Bar or Coffee Break. It's FREE TO ATTEND (some of our premium options are available for an additional fee)!

In 2018, we are in 15 major cities throughout the United States: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco & Washington D.C.

If you?re interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor at one of our Small Business Expo events, please call us at 212.404.2345 or visit our website

at Hynes Convention Center | Hall A
900 Boylston Street
Boston, United States


26 Archos Dvr Station (7th Generation)

The DVR Station is the perfect bridge between your TV and your ARCHOS 5, ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet or ARCHOS 7: record your TV programs and turn your TV into a real multimedia platform connected to the Web. Just insert your ARCHOS into the DVR Station and enjoy all the functions of your ARCHOS tablet on your home TV.
The perfect bridge between your TV and your ARCHOS 5, ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet or ARCHOS 7. Click to enlarge.
Plenty of outputs, including HDMI for full HD video.
Remote control with a built-in keyboard and a mouse pointer lets you experience Internet on your TV just like on your PC.

With the Electronic TV Program Guide, scheduling and recording from your satellite receiver, cable box, Digital TV adapter has never been so easy. You can also surf the Web or stream web video to your TV while comfortably laid back on your couch using the included remote control as a keyboard and mouse pointer.

You can also play back on TV in DVD quality through the composite, S-video, RGB or YPbPr video outputs. And with HDMI output, on compatible TV sets, you can watch films or any content in HD quality. The DVR Station includes a remote control with a built-in keyboard and a mouse pointer that will let you experience Internet on your TV just like on your PC. You can navigate through the web directly, write and send emails without booting up your computer. Or pick your evenings movie on the Media Club. From your couch, on your TV.

TV Recording

Easily record your favorite programs. Record from nearly any external analog video source such as your satellite receiver, Digital TV adapter (DVB-T), VCR or cable box.

HD Content Playback

Playback HD videos up to 720p from your ARCHOS to your TV with the included Hi-Def plug-in and the HDMI output.

Full Internet Experience

Browse the Web comfortably and write your emails using the included remote control.

Faster Charging

Charge your ARCHOS quickly (not available for ARCHOS 7).

Discover a large library of movies, documentaries, music albums and games. Buy or rent your content in just a few clicks and get instant access to it on your TV.

Stream from PC

Stream any of the music, movies or photos from your PC to your TV using your Wi-Fi home network.

Multi-Channel Sound

Enjoy your films with 5.1 Surround Sound on your home cinema system through the SPDIF output.

Unique Remote Control

The DVR Station includes a remote control with a built-in keyboard and a mouse pointer that will let you experience Internet on your TV just like on your PC.

Whats in the Box

DVR Station, Remote Control, Power Adapter/Charger, US Plug, Two S-Video cables, Two Audio RCA Cables, Hi-Def Plug-In Card, Use

Turn your ARCHOS Internet Tablet into a Digital Video Recorder; The DVR Station is the perfect bridge between your TV and your ARCHOS 5, ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet or ARCHOS 7: record your TV programs and turn your TV into a real multimedia platform connected to the Web. Just insert your ARCHOS into the DVR Station and enjoy all the functions of your ARCHOS tablet on your home TV.

Teddy have been writing articles for years. Not only does he specialize in Credit and Debt and Weight Loss, you can also check out his latest website on Cool Gadgets which features the Archos DVR Station (7th Generation) review.


Dark Avenue/Red Sun Rising at Trees Dallas

Dark Avenue/Red Sun Rising at Trees Dallas
Event on 2018-03-31 19:00:00
Dark Avenue and Red Sun Rising at Trees Dallas

at Trees
2707 Elm Street
Dallas, United States


Shakey Graves

Shakey Graves
Event on 2018-05-19 19:00:00

Back in December 2017, Shakey Graves proclaimed on his Twitter page, Next album. New sound. Sell your suspenders. The tweet was tongue-in-cheek, but Alejandro Rose-Garcia, the Austin native whos been plying his trade as Shakey Graves since 2007, was making a dead-serious point about his latest album, Cant Wake Up (Dualtone, out May 4). This ambitious, audacious work heralds an artistic metamorphosis for the 30-year-old veteran, whose risk-taking in painting outside the lines has been rewarded tenfold. This record is the most Ive ever intentionally worked on a project, musically speaking, in terms of the scope of it and how much thought went into it, he says. Its a dense album; theres a lot of information going on.That is not a hyperbolic boast. From one moment to the next, Cant Wake Up veers from the inevitable to the revelatory, its thirteen songs teeming with jarring musical and thematic collisions and thrillingly seamless intersections, gnarly psychological hornswoggles and ecstatic resolutions. Central to the prevailing sense of disorientation are the lead vocals, none of which is purely solo. Instead, each lead performance is shadowed by a queasy harmony or slightly out-of-sync unison part, giving the senseespecially on headphonesthat these voices are emanating from inside the listeners head. Newfound inspirations the Beatles and Harry Nilsson (I could only deny the inevitable for so long, he says of his belated immersion in the sacred texts) cohered around Rose-Garcias longtime touchstones, including Elliott Smith, Beck circa One Foot in the Grave, Broken Social Scene, Built to Spill and other indie bands of the 1990s and early oughts. Ive never worked like this before, but I went into the record with the idea of having a thesis statement of what I wanted to get across, Rose-Garcia explains. And the place that I got at was that I wanted it to be vaguely Wizard of Oz-themed, and I wanted it to be hectic and a little uncomfortable, like what I refer to as the Big Five Disney cartoons: Pinocchio, Fantasia, Snow White, Dumbo and Bambi. All those movies are terrifyingsome of the most stressful movies Ive ever seen. So I started with this Wizard of Oz thingTin Man that has obvious allusions to thatand the idea of black-and-white to color.The creative process was paralleled by the conception and execution of the striking, hallucinatory cover art. I built an elaborate miniature diorama in my house and used plexiglass plates, paint and train set buildings to create a forced-perspective illusion and photographed it, Rose-Garcia explains. The goal was to have the cover and the process to mirror the album in a way, and I am thrilled with how it turned out.Cant Wake up is Alejandro/Shakeys second official studio-album projectmore official, in any case, than the several mostly solo odds-and-ends collections hes been putting out through Bandcamp since his very first release, Roll the Bones, in 2011. It was his previous Dualtone album, 2014s And the War Came, and centerpiece song Dearly Departed that lifted Shakey from hard-core cultdom to the elevated status of bona fide career artist.Up to now, hes been categorized as an Americana singer/songwriter, thanks to his traditionally rooted songs, fluent acoustic-guitar picking, Texas roots and the aforementioned cowboy hat. Indeed, Shakey was named Best Emerging Artist award at the 2015 Americana Music Awards. But that tag will undoubtedly be dismissed as restrictive and irrelevant once this righteously radical new album gets digested by critics and discerning listeners. Because Cant Wake Up is an extreme example of what happens when a kid from an artistic family is encouraged to use his imagination from early childhood onward. Not that I hadnt made stuff that I really wanted to, but with this record, I just wanted to go back to building stuff, Rose-Garcia points out, referencing a lifetime of doing just that. So the creative process of building this record started out with me in a bathrobe in my house just doing what comes naturally, and then finding pieces of what I want to write about everywhere.The figurative term musical journey is overused these days, but Cant Wake Up is largely the result of a series of literal musical pilgrimages that took Rose-Garcia and his collaboratorsdrummer Christopher Boosahda, guitarist Patrick OConnor, bass player Jonathan Shaw and honorary bandmember Rayland Baxterto several far-flung locales. We went to Levon Helms barn/studio in Woodstock, Kevin Costners ranch on the Roaring Fork River outside of Aspen, the Belmont Hotel in Dallas, and one final trip to Echolab Studios in Denton. In each of these expeditions, we would ship our gear in, live on-site for 10 days and let the backdrop and local characters really bleed into the experience. The patchwork quilt of it all really feels like the last few years of my life leading up to the birth of this record. This was a new process for me, and a game-changing one.A ton of personal experience went into the material, stretching all the way back to the five years straight out of high school Rose-Garcia spent in L.A., taking a shot at starting an acting career and taking emotional lumps as his childhood fantasy of Hollywood was replaced by the bitter reality of rejection and monotony. Dining Alone, in which the album hits emotional rock-bottom, ruefully recounts that experience. Same old shoes on the same old feet/One-track mind, one-way street, he sings, the juxtaposition of soaring melodiousness and near-despair echoing Harry Nilsson at his most existentially isolated. Nothings going to change for the same old me/Eat, sleep, do it again.Big Bad Wolf, likewise, comes off like a slice of autobiography, with its references to the silver screen and football (he eventually landed a recurring role in the TV series Friday Night Lights, but only after returning to Texas). The title suggests both his preoccupation with animated fairy tales and his unquenchable hunger to create. A similar sense of striving permeates Kids These Days, as Rose-Garcia sings, Everybody triesto be somebody/somebodys wet dream prom king, amid overdriven power chords. Mansion Door, by contrast, shimmers with hopefulness, lifted by rippling guitars, Beatlesque psychedelic vocal flourishes, Jiminy Cricket-like whistling and images of My one and only lonely star twinkling in the heavens.At the same time, Mansion Door establishes the overarching theme of Cant Wake Up, which is further played out in songs like Counting Sheep, Foot of Your Bed (which can be heard as an ardent love ballad or the creepy reverie of a stalker) and Tin Man, stoking this song cycle to the sweat-soaked turbulence of a fever dream. According to Rose-Garcia, the album also functions as a private dialogue with certain listeners. I get a lot of really intense, very sweet fan mail from people who have either kept themselves from committing suicide by listening to my music or have lost one of their loved ones to suicide, but my tunes were a bright spot for them, he says. I got one from a girl not too long ago at a concert who said, My boyfriend finally succumbed to depression, but for a while there, your music was something wed gather around that would make him feel sane. So to a certain degree, this is a Dont kill yourself record. I really wanted to get deep inside that kind of gloomy, hectic crazinessthe dream analogy of not being able to wake up or not knowing who you are. Or, in Dining Alone, being mired in monotony. And a lot of the you on the record isnt a girl or a boy; its the person listening to the record. Im singing into the ear of somebody who might need it. If heard some of these songs when I really needed them, I feel like they would hit the nail on the head. Not every song is suffused in seriousness. We wrote Aibohphobia in the mountains as a group, Rose-Garcia recalls. We were trying to work on more serious material, but we had all had a little bit of LSD and started writing that song. Most of the lyric is a palindrome, including Aibohphobia, which is actually a joke term for the irrational fear of palindromes. Even the last sentence of the song is one long palindrome. We got the hugest kick out of playing that song for each other. He sees the distinctions as well as the parallels between the two artistic endeavors hes pursued. Music, to a degree, values individuals being themselves, in that good music tends to be rooted in honesty as opposed to a disguise, he notes. It can be storytelling, but its usually pretty direct. Whereas acting is about being unrecognizable as yourself. So in a sense, the two modes are opposite. But on the other hand, I use an alias when I make music, because I like the storytelling aspect of having an alias or a band nameit just adds another shade of paint. Rose-Garcia has been encouraged to go for it by Dualtone, which has given him a standing offer to release any album he feels warrants a wider release. Theyve been really wonderful in a lot of ways, he marvels, but especially in the sense of trusting me and being very supportive of my putting out DIY stuff in between. Because thats what this record isa bigger version of DIY. Thats why I make stuff; I would do it if no one was watching me. The inherent pleasure I get out of creating anything isnt for other peoples ears any more so than my own.In a sense, the album is a microcosm of Rose-Garcia obsessively artistic existence and its ever-expanding horizons. The beautiful lesson of all this is having to trust yourself, to be willing to start something that you dont know the outcome of, he reflects. Or to lean toward something just because it feels right, even though it may not be what you originally put down on paper. Those are the kind of stories in this record. Theyre not so much about specific people, or even myself per se. Theyre different shades of every persons life.

at Massey Hall
178 Victoria Street
Toronto, Canada


Power Trip

Power Trip
Event on 2018-05-16 19:00:00
with Sheer Mag, Fury, Red Death
Channeling the old-school energy of legendary acts like Cro-Mags, Nuclear Assault and Leeway through modern thrash warfare, Texas crossover battalion POWER TRIP has wrapped up production on their debut LP for Southern Lord and have distributed the details on the beast that is Manifest Decimation.Amidst massive touring over the past five years, and having unloaded a cache of demos, splits and D.I.Y. releases along the way, the high-powered metallic punk/hardcore attack of Dallas-based POWER TRIP caught the attention of Southern Lord, who brought the crew on-board for the release of their first full-length.Recorded by Arthur Rizk and Daniel Schmuck in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Argyle, Texas, and produced, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk at Solomons Gate in Philadelphia, the eight tracks on Manifest Decimationhurtle the bands steel, speed and destruction ethos direct at the jugular with thirty-five minutes of crossover intensity that sounds like it was excavated from a 1987 time capsule with sixteen tons of radioactive dynamite.

at Reggies Rock Club
2109 S State Street
Chicago, United States


Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band

Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band
Event on 2018-03-30 21:00:00
Ages 18+

Who’s Bad’s live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King. Their powerpacked performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has awed even the skeptics, selling out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 in December of 2010, the venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show “This Is It” concert series. Beyond this unparalleled achievement, Who’s Bad has checked some of the world’s most famous pavilions off their ‘to-do’ list, selling out their first tour of China with stops at Ningbo’s Grand Theatre and Hunan Grand Theatre in Chengsha. Never neglecting Michael’s U.S. fans, Who’s Bad has packed The House of Blues in Houston, Dallas, and New Orleans; rocked DC’s 930 Club and returned to their native Chapel Hill, NC boasting larger, more eagerly-awaited performances with every romp around the globe. Sold-out shows from Colorado’s Bluebird Theatre and LA’s Gibson Amphitheatre and Romania’s Sala Palatalui to Teatro do Bourbon Country (Porto Alegre, Brazil) tell the story: no corner of the earth is safe from this infectious party production.

at Orange Peel
101 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, United States


Glasgow Univeristy Magazine Article from May 2000

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Glasgow Univeristy Magazine Article from May 2000

Image by Subcity Radio
Glasgow University Magazine, Feburary 2000, p.10-11 by Lynne Hamilton

The New Wave

It was 10.30 am, I was standing in the windswept wastelands of Pacific Quay, soon to be super-tech development under the shadow of the SECC’s great shell. In the corner of this semi-landscaped field stands Four Winds Pavilion; spot on as the location for Beat 106 FM HQ. A freshly converted tram-shed that emits “bright, young and trendy”, its brand new inhabitants hope that Beat 106 FM, the radio station will do the same.

It burst live onto the airwaves at 1.06 pm, Friday November 19, 1999. Station’s Head of Music, here in the the eye of the storm, still recovering after a tempestuous weekend; the station;s first on air. Since he moved back up north from London and Radio One 10 weeks previous, life has been pretty much non-stop; now that his baby’s up and running, he already seeing what can be done to make it better. born of an idea that formed in the minds of, among others, Ewan McLeod, Stuart Clumpas (head honcho at DF Concerts and King Tuts) and Wilkinson himself, over two years ago, that weekend’s long-overdue launch must be making each and every one of them a proud father.

It may have been a turbulent birth here at Four Winds Pavilion, but to the public there was no more than a warm welcoming gust of good music, intelligent presenters and a sense that something better was coming to Scotland’s airwaves.

“We wanted to prepare the ground”, said Richard. They didn’t want to blow all their funding on a big gimmicky bang only to fade away a month or so later. “We couldn’t compete with the sort of things Radio so, we just let things tick over.: The exclusive Beat 106 gigs and club nights at the end of January, consolidating the station as the best new contender for Scottish Radio’s crown since… well, a long time.

Wilkinson himself himself rolled off the Glasgow University production line with an ordinary degree in Electronics and Music, a course that didn’t excite him much; apart from one occasion sin first year. He met an art school girl in one of his classes – “this is a really sad confession” – and followed her to a Guardian meeting. He stuck with the journalism (the relationship must not have happened then, eh?), and “started writing really crap record reviews”. One thing led to another and in 1995, following the lead of Sweet FM and Ton and a Half (the Art School station, named after its 150-year anniversary), he set up SubCity radio with a £20,000 grant from the SRC. Some may know the rest as history but here’s a brief summary. SubCity, operating on the 28-day Restricted Service Licence, won the Radio One award for best student radio station in November 1996, and in Febuary 1997 Steve Lamacq and John Peer broadcast Radio One from SubCity, alongside Richard and his pals; a formative experience for them all. :Steve had had a few ciders, and we were in their hotel. I was being my “I’m so against playlists’ self… I just want people to come in, play whatever records they want, and try to develop their on-air style. One thing Lamacq said to me was that, doing student radio, I was in such a fortunate position, to not be restrained, and that what I was doing was one of the biggest luxuries”.

From this luxurious position, he headed southwards after a stint at T in the Park, to spend a year and a half braving the perils of early breakfast shows, and the hell that is mainstream drivetime radio, all at Radio One itself. He doesn’t rule out ever heading back down that way, but for now Beat 106 is what he was made for, its seems. “It;s been fantastic.”

And so to the future; the aim is not to create a “tartan Radio One” but something that can fill the gap in the Scottish – and for that matter British – market. Wilkinson breaks out the music industry weekly’s singles chart, scoring off at least five of the top ten that would not receive airplay at 106; that would not receive airplay at 106; “Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Five, Shania Twain,…Westlife” 9this last uttered with pure contempt). The key idea here is “heavy rotation but no “pop” element…It’s a national radio station, we don’t have the luxury of being too out there.” The specialist side of things is, nevertheless, well catered for, with the weekends being practically devoted to dance (including Slam on Friday nights and the Jengaheads on a Sunday), and Jim Gellatly heralding a “more upbeat and accessible evening session” from 7pm until 10pm. Monday to Thursday. Gellatly is the man for you young band hopefuls out there – his “personal interest” according to Wilkinson, being Scottish acts. But like the bedroom DJs Beat 106 hope to uncover, you’ll have to make the effort to get hear; “obviously, we’d rather the talent came to us,” says Richard. I asked if SubCity would be involved in this grassroots side of things: “co-existence-wise, there has to be a recognised filtration system, a way of giving budding DJ talent the opportunity to make it.”

As Richard says: “…it’s a complete evolution process, and a case of being aware of what is not being played and what is not being represented. It’s about being inclusive rather than exclusive, it’s about making people feel welcome,” judging by the storm on the airwaves which the station has already whipped up, all this talk may be more than just hot air.

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Great billboard ad for a radio station shot at the Bijlmer, Amsterdam.


Image by U.S. Pacific Fleet
KUPANG, Indonesia (May 30, 2014) Lt. Brian Chaplow, assigned to the U.S. Seventh Fleet Band, conducts a live radio interview at the RRI Kupang radio station to promote awareness and upcoming events in Pacific Partnership 2014. Pacific Partnership is in its ninth iteration and is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Stephen Oleksiak/Released)


PARKING: American Airlines Center – Dallas Stars v Minnesota

PARKING: American Airlines Center – Dallas Stars v Minnesota
Event on 2018-03-31 19:00:00

at American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, United States