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Great Glass Elevator – This alternative rock outfit is based in Orange County CA with an age ranging from 18-20. This band strives for spontaneity, admirably pushing itself into new territory. This proves that some young bands still have original ideas within this generically boring music scene. Listen to the tribal influenced track Fike Philophobia if you don’t believe me. Self released EP All In The Golden Afternoon in April 2005 which has sold over 1,200 CD’s. Hot Topic Stores is in the process of ordering their EP to stock in stores nation wide. Alternative Press just mentioned the band in the September issue. The band averages ten shows per month across Southern California and in addition to clubs, colleges and all ages venues while playing high schools to build their fan base. They have opened for bands such as Emery, Hello Goodbye, Sherwood, Koufax, Waking Ashland, Limbeck and Emmanuel. Getting airplay in the last week each evening on Los Angeles’ radio station Indie 103.1FM’s specialty show, Jonesys Jukebox with Steve Jones. Next Shows: October 14 – at The Troubador (with Gratitude). October 15th – San Diego, CA at Ground Zero. October 31 – Anaheim, CA at Chain Reaction.

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ZOX – New England – A hybrid of The Cure/Sublime/Counting Crows. ZOX is truly original by their blistering violin melodies, a pulsing backbeat, catchy choruses and sophisticated arrangements. Released Take Me Home in 2003 which has Sounscanned more than 12,000+, supported by 400+ school/club tour dates, and had a half dozen tracks featured on Road Rules/Real World. Will release their new CD The Wait on 8/23/05 which was produced by Ted Comerford and mixed by Mitch Easter (REM, Wilco, Pavement). The album has already 1,000 pre-orders . It was also the 14th most added disc on CMJ for the week of Aug 9, then debuted at #184 of the CMJ charts. ZOX has a strong cult following at clubs and colleges throughout the Eastern U.S. and has supported heavyweights including The Black Eyed Peas, O.A.R., Rusted Root, Everclear, Dispatch, Guster, etc. as well as The Warped Tour and Gathering of The Vibes. More than 1,100 fans attend shows at Providence’s Lupo’s and the band has a college/cult mailing list with 15,000 subscribers. ZOX has been in the top 5 for over 3 months w/ the first single Can’t Look Down at WEQX (Alt) Albany/Manchester and WBRU (Alt) Providence. Two additional tracks–Carolyn and Thirsty–have just been added at WEQX. Two tracks will also be featured in the upcoming Michael Moore Slacker Tour Documentary. ZOX will the featured artist at Aware Store and will be included in the Awarestore.com Ear Snacks compilation (Sept 2005). *Currently self-managed and are open to potential management offers.

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I Hate Kate – So. Cal – The lead singer Justin Mauriello is the former front man for rock band Zebrahead that released 3 albums on Columbia/Sony which sold a several hundred thousand units combined worldwide, went gold in Japan. Booked by the MOB Agency [No Doubt]. Recently picking up spins at radio stations like X96 in Salt Lake City where they have been #1 continuously beating out similar major label bands via requests. “Bed of Black Rosesâ€? has recently been serviced to 270+ stations and is on the FMQB sampler. For more information contact Lawyer Ben Mclane at BCMcLane@aol.com. Check out the track Bed of Black Roses which is stronger than Arctic Monkeys lead off single. Speaking of Arctic Monkeys………….I have heard the chatter on Arctic Monkeys. Hyped bands don’t often live up to the chatter (i.e. Block Party). After watching the video on Fuse at 2:00am in the morning, I can honestly say I don’t get the band. How these faceless bands gain this type of momentum is a mystery. It goes to show you how powerful the media has become. Helmet has signed to Warcon Enterprises

The Wall Street Journal :

One after another, British acts awash in homeland success like Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and the Darkness have hit American shores riding a global wave of hype, thanks largely to the Internet. British rock band Arctic Monkeys has so far failed to generate blockbuster sales in the U.S. British acts are hyped so routinely, critics take the hyperbole as a given — and then try to take the superlatives even further. Publications from Australia’s tiny Kalgoorlie Miner newspaper to America’s giant People (“Britain’s Next Great Things live up to the hype,” the magazine declared) have noted the overstatement but declare this newest arrival different

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Under the Influence of Giants

Location

Thousand Oaks, CA

Manager

berko@worldaudience.com

Lawyer

Nick Ferrara ncf@srfllp.com

Under the influence of Giants such as The Beatles, The Bee Gees, The Who and Led Zeppelin, the southern California rock band called Under The Influence of Giants seem to have found the right combination for writing modern classics. The bands latest EP, called ‘Mama’s Room’ was produced by former Blind Melon members, Chris Thorn and Brad Smith. Under The Influence Of Giants have been making a name for themselves throughout southern California, drawing over 500 at their shows and getting airplay on Indie 103 with their single ‘Mamas Room.’ The strength of their songs alongside the strength of their determination have been capturing the eyes and ears of many majors. The band will be performing June 9th at the Viper Room in LA and July 8th at The Roxy.

For more information, contact berko@worldaudience.com or legal Nick Ferrara ncf@srfllp.com

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