Tuesday, September 25, 2012

MoeTar Live

December 15th.

At The Stork Club in Oakland, CA

Other bands, price & time: TBD


January 26th

At The Starry Plough in Berkley, CA

More details: TBD


MoeTar is honored to be playing RoSfest 2013. May 5th in Gettysburg, PA. http://www.rosfest.com/

MoeTar announced for RoSfest 2013

MoeTarWe're excited to announce that US band MoeTar have been signed for the 2013 edition of the Rites of Spring Festival.
MoeTar is named after vocalist Moorea Dickason and bassist Tarik Ragab, the former supplying an essential ingredient of the band's sound with her vocal skills and the latter the main songwriter. Matthew Charles Heulitt (guitars), Matt Lebofsky (keyboards) and Dave Flores (drums) supplement the duo with their instrumental skills and versatile musical backgrounds. 

Dug Pinnick and Kings X live with Kansas

Kings X and World Management would like to update and announce several weekends of shows with the legendary KANSAS. The band will be main support on these nine shows. The shows are listed below.

King's X *
Day Date City State Venue

t 10/4/2012 Des Moines IA Val Air Blrm
f 10/5/2012 Salina KS Stiefel Theater
s 10/6/2012 Kansas City MO The Uptown Theater

The shows will include King's X appearing immediately before Kansas for a 45 minute set !

Tempest Live in 2012


..::: TEMPEST | Spring Tour 2012 :::..
West Coast Dates

Sat. Sep. 29 Dixon, CA
Dixon County Fairgrounds, 655 South First St. (Hwy 113)
12noon - 5pm (707) 678-8814

Oct. 6, 7 Reno, NV 
RENO CELTIC CELEBRATION http://www.renoceltic.org
Bartley Ranch, 600 Bartley Ranch Rd. times TBA (775) 303-7360

Sat. Oct. 13 Placerville, CA
594 Main St, 8pm (530) 642-8481 

Fri. Oct. 19 Felton, CA
*dbl. bill with BROTHER http://brothermusic.com
6275 Highway 9, 8pm (831) 603-2294

Sat. Oct. 20 Berkeley, CA
Celebrating our 24th Anniversary, at the venue where it all started!
*dbl. bill with BROTHER http://brothermusic.com
3101 Shattuck Ave, 9pm (510) 841-2082

Sat. Oct. 27 Fresno, CA
620 F Street, 8pm (559) 264-6323
Sat. Nov. 3 Folsom, CA
614-D Sutter St. *early show 7pm (916) 355-8586

Sat. Nov. 17 Portland, OR 
SWASHBUCKLERS BALL http://www.swashbucklersball.com
THE MELODY BALLROOM http://www.themelodyballroom.org/
*Kathy’s Birthday Show
615 SE Alder St. 7pm (503) 232-2759

more dates to be added
booking call (510)452-5084

Be sure to check our home page for updates and information!

Points North Live Dates

October 4, 2012
The Rodeo
610 Coleman Avenue
San Jose, CA
7 PM

With thanks to Mike Beard and Man Down Productions, we'll be headed down to San Jose as direct support (once again) for the legendary Michael Schenker Group.

Michael is featuring Robin MacAuley on vocals, and if you saw the last tour you know it's the best MSG lineup and set in quite some time.

And opening the show will be our friends from Spiralarms, who are supporting their great new record.

Pre-sale ticket information will be available shortly!

October 13, 2012
2045 Mount Diablo
Concord, CA
8 PM

With thanks once again to Laura Fielding, a Magikwand Production! With our good friends the Travis Larson Band, and TBA...stay tuned...

October 26, 2012
9 Lives
7430 Monterey Street
Gilroy, CA
8 PM

Our first return to Gilroy! The last show there was awesome (with Michael Lee Firkins and Travis Larson Band). Full lineup TBA...

November 21, 2012
The Independent
628 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
7 PM


We're incredibly thrilled to be opening for UFOin San Francisco, at the Independent! It's our first time at the Independent too! Just two bands too, us and UFO! Advance tickets are available 8/31, only direct from The Independent.

November 24, 2012
The Jumping Turtle
1660 Capalina Road
San Marcos, CA
9 PM

With Symbolic, and TBA...more details as we get them!

November 25, 2012
Brick by Brick
1130 Buenos Avenue
San Diego, CA
7 PMOPENING FOR UFOBecause one isn't enough, we'll also be heading down to San Diego, and kicking off the festivities at Brick by Brick, one of San Diego's premiere live venues. Following us will be our friends in Symbolic, who we met on our last trip down south, and the Taz Taylor band.

Discount tickets for this show are available only at our store!

November 26, 2012
Skinny's Lounge
4293 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA

Details TBA...

November 30, 2012
2045 Mount Diablo
Concord, CA
8 PM

We'll be helping out our good friends in Bad Boy Eddy celebrate their upcoming CD release! Details TBA!

December 14, 2012
The Coachhouse
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA
6 PM

OPENING FOR GARY HOEYIt's a reprise of last year's SoCal "Ho Ho Hoey" trip, opening for our good friend and amazing guitarist Gary Hoey. Last year's show was a near-sellout and SO much fun! Once again with surf rockers The Mai Tais too!

Discount tickets for this show are available only at our store!

January 18, 2013
Club Fox
2209 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA
8 PM

It's guitar night in Redwood City! Once again with our good friends the Travis Larson Band, and this time our first time with former Joe Satriani student and Bay Area axe legend Jon Mulvey!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Jordan Rudess - Sept 19th & 20th At The Iridium - New York City

Jordan Rudess plays ELP’s Tarkus and Originals


Sept 19th - 8:00 PM - $35.00 -
Sept 19th - 10:00 PM - $35.00 -
Sept 20th - 8:00 PM - $35.00 -
Sept 20th - 10:00 PM - $35.00 -

With his solo record, The Road Home, the synth/piano giant dives headlong into a canon of music that inspired joyous upheaval and unprecedented creative discovery in his life. “I felt recording songs that were meaningful to me then – and now — would be fun and challenging at the same time,” Rudess says. “[Prog] changed my life, for sure, and took me off the purely classical path and firmly committed me to this other road of discovery.”

With the help of today’s leading prog talents (including friend/musical partner, Dixie Dregs drummer Rod Morgenstein), Rudess re-envisions Genesis’ 1976 jolting, jiggery-pokery gem “Dance on a Volcano” (with former Spock’s Beard frontman Neal Morse on vocals); ELP’s apocalyptic epic “Tarkus” (featuring Kip Winger and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson); Yes’ fusion-esque, Minimoog/electric piano extravaganza “Sound Chaser” (from the oft-overlooked Relayer record); and the aforementioned “Just the Same.”

As the kicker, a seamless piano medley fuses bits of the Jon Anderson vocal showpiece “Soon”, Crimson’s gentle, supernatural  “I Talk to the Wind” (with vocals by Rudess), Yes’ “And You And I”, and Genesis’ sprawling, absurd “Supper’s Ready.”

“I wanted to play the right pieces and play the parts that I felt were really important to the composition,” says Rudess, who penned the original “A Piece of the π” for The Road Home. “I also added my own sections that aren’t there at all [in the original songs]. So there is a lot of originality even within these new arrangements.”