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Behind The Curtains Media Announce SXSW Showcases

Behind The Curtains Media, SwitchBitch Records and Rocker Stalker have partnered to host two, free, action-packed South By Southwest showcases. The showcase will kick off on March 17 with a 16-band bill at Hole In The Wall in Austin, Texas. Some of the groups scheduled to play are progressive rock outfits Hail The Sun, Oranges, Icarus the Owl and Stolas, as well as the gritty rock n’ roll of The Courtesy Tier, The Skulx, Flannel Mouth, Good English, and The Wans. On March 18, there will be a day show from 2 p.m. through 8 p.m. at Big Bang Bar. This showcase will…

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STREAM: Flannel Mouth “The Showdown In The Courtroom”

Flannel Mouth released a single titled “The Showdown In The Courtroom” featuring guest vocals from Benny Santoro of The Venetia Fair. The track is off the band’s upcoming album, The Prisoner’s Cinema, which is due out on March 11 through SwitchBitch Records. “The Showdown In The Courtroom” showcases the band’s ability to write punchy songs while honing in on their own brand of experimental rock music. Whether it’s the acoustic introduction, southwestern flair, perfectly timed out harmonies, or occasional gritty screams, this song has something in store for everyone. Stream the song,…

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Top 5 Bands That Make Musicians Want To Quit

Greetings! Over here at Camp Flannel Mouth in Peoria, Illinois, we tend to put music and musicians alike on very prestigious and almost superhuman levels. Our environment celebrates musical talent to the point where you don’t even have to be that good to get attention, which has led to the demise (and consequential rebuild) of the local scene here. However we’ve found ourselves walking to the beat of completely different drums through it all, enduring the waves of sludgy nu-metal and screaming-verse-singing-chorus-breakdown-hardcore in order to “break out” of our scene….

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Venetia Fair ‘…Basically Just Does Karaoke’

When I love a song, I am hesitant to listen to covers of it, especially if it’s an iconic song. So basically, I’m like every listener ever. Seeing The Venetia Fair had decided to do an EP of covers, I will own up to feeling a creeping fear of them destroying a beloved song (e.g., most of the songs covered). The task of reviewing this EP was even more daunting as a fan of The Venetia Fair. However, I found myself thoroughly amused from the get-go. Please follow and like…

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STREAM: The Venetia Fair ‘The Venetia Fair…Basically Just Does Karaoke’

The Venetia Fair have released their brand new cover EP, The Venetia Fair…Basically Just Does Karaoke just in time for Christmas! You can stream it below, and purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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The Venetia Fair To Release Cover EP

The Venetia Fair has announced the release of their new cover EP, The Venetia Fair…Basically Just Does Karaoke, to be released on December 24. Rooted the success of their Kickstarter for  Every Sick Disgusting Though We’ve Got In Our Brain, 6 donors got to choose a song for the band to cover—and thus the new cover EP was born. Please follow and like us:

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STREAM: Flannel Mouth “Oh, Bastard”

For fans of Cursive and Modest Mouse, we’ve got a bit of a treat for you today. Flannel Mouth (SwitchBitch Records) have released a brand new song called “Oh, Bastard.” Check out the new music after the jump and purchase a CD of their debut EP or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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The Wicked Release Free Halloween Download

SwitchBitch Records artist, The Wicked are giving away a free download of a previously unreleased version of “Elevator.” Remixed by Ry K Bev, you can pick up the Halloween freebie right after the jump. Like what you hear? Check out more music, and purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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Kiss Kiss Launch Kickstarter For ‘Reality Vs. The Optimist’ Vinyl

 Kiss Kiss has launched a new Kickstarter campaign for the re-release of their album Reality vs. the Optimist on vinyl.  You can pledge here, purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here, and check out a photo of the release after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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The Venetia Fair ‘Every Sick Disgusting Thought We’ve Got In Our Brain’ Vinyl Pre-Orders

The Venetia Fair are releasing their new album, Every Sick Disgusting Thought We’ve Got In Our Brain on vinyl via SwitchBitch Records. Only 250 units are available, so get your hands on one by pre-ordering right here! You can purchase a CD of the album here, or buy concert tickets to their vinyl release on August 10th with Vanna, Lions Lions, Our Last Night and more right here.  Check out the design after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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