Sunday, December 02, 2012

Inbox Update: Michael Schenker, Susie Glaze & the HiLonesome Band, Atlas Genius

Here are a few choice releases that land in my inbox last week, so I'm playing a bit catch-up but all are worth a look!

Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock: Live in Europe coming on January 15, 2013

Released on three formats & Limited Deluxe Edition
Ltd Deluxe Edition (2 CD, 1 Blu-ray, 1 Bonus DVD) 
Blu-ray Edition (1 Disc) / CD Edition (2 Discs) 
DVD Edition (1 Disc) 

Inakustik will release Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock: Live in Europe on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and Limited Deluxe Edition, on January 15, 2013 in North America.

This essential live rock'n'roll release includes songs performed live in Tilburg, The Netherlands in May 2012, plus songs performed at London's 2011 High Voltage Festival.

Visit the official Temple Of Rock - Live in Europe Microsite: and pre-order HERE.

At the ripe age of 15, after a very early start in his professional music career recording his first album with the Scorpions and after joining UFO age 17, Michael Schenker focused exclusively on lead guitar and pure self-expression.

The second chapter in his career was focused on experimenting and developing his expertise on a more musical and personal level. With excellent musicians, friends and fans from all over the world, this live recording is part of this celebration.

Michael Schenker sees his music as a building block in the construction of the Temple Of Rock.

"The Temple Of Rock is almost finished," explains Michael Schenker. "The foundation was laid in the 60s by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Jeff Beck and Cream. In the late 70s, the pillars were then built by bands like UFO and AC/DC. By the 80s it was further reinforced by the likes of Judas Priest and the Scorpions, and many other influential rock bands.

"There's not much new left to expect, but I am glad to be a part of this temple," says Michael. "It's unbelievable fun and an honor to share a stage and make music with some of the world's best musicians."

A concert from Tilburg, the Netherlands was recorded in May 2012 that noticeably distinguishes itself from previous releases due to the line-up that includes Michael Schenker (lead guitar), Doogie White (vocals), Herman Rarebell (drums), Francis Buchholz (bass) and Wayne Findley (rhythm guitar, keyboards).

In addition to this Tilburg concert, fans can experience extracts from London's 2011 High Voltage Festival with Michael Voss (vocals), featuring awe-inspiring guest appearances from Schenker's friends and musical companions including his brother Rudolf Schenker (The Scorpions) who plays rhythm guitar on "Rock You Like a Hurricane", "Hanging On" and "Doctor Doctor", UFO's Pete Way who plays bass guitar on "Doctor Doctor", and vocalists Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey), and Doogie White, who jointly sing on "Doctor Doctor".

Into The Arena
Armed And Ready
Another Piece Of Meat
Hanging On
Cry For The Nations
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Coast To Coast
Assault Attack
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
Lights Out
On And On
Let It Roll
Shoot Shoot
Rock You Like A Hurricane
Rock Bottom
Doctor Doctor 
Michael Schenker (lead guitars)
Doogie White (lead vocals)
Herman Rarebell (drums)
Francis Buchholz (bass)
Wayne Findlay (keyboards, guitars, backing vocals)
Michael Voss (lead vocals, guitar - Special guest on 'Hanging On')

Armed And Ready
Another Piece Of Meat
Rock You Like A Hurricane
(ft. Rudolph Schenker)
Hanging On (ft. Rudolph Schenker)
Doctor Doctor (ft. Rudolph Schenker)

Michael Schenker (lead guitars)
Michael Voss (lead vocals, guitar) 
Herman Rarebell (drums)
Wayne Findlay (keyboards, guitars, backing vocals)
Elliott Dean Rubinson (bass)

Rudolf Schenker (rhythm guitar on Rock You Like A Hurricane, Hanging On, Doctor Doctor) 
Pete Way (bass guitar on Doctor Doctor)
Jeff Scott Soto (vocals on Doctor Doctor) 
Doogie White (vocals on Doctor Doctor)


Recording from 2012's Tilburg, Netherlands concert 
Recording (extracts) from London's 2011 
High Voltage Festival

Recording from 2012's Tilburg, Netherlands concert
Recording (extracts) from London's 2011 High Voltage Festival
Bonus Footage: Before the show (Tilburg)
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1, dts, Stereo 

Recording from 2012's Tilburg, Netherlands concert
Recording (extracts) from London's 2011 High Voltage Festival
Bonus Footage: Before the show (Tilburg)  
Bonus Footage: Soundcheck (Tilburg)

Audio: DTS HD Master, Stereo

Includes 2 CDs, 1 Blu-ray, 1 Bonus DVD.
Bonus DVD includes the following content: 
Brighton Rehearsal
Doogie's Video Impressions

Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band to perform December 15

This is the best in lush newgrass Americana folk roots fusion, gorgeous eclectic blends of mountain folk and exciting new bluegrass and Celtic-inspired originals, all with the remarkable voice of Susie Glaze. Winner of the Just Plain Folks 2006 Music Award for Best Roots Album, and FolkWorks Magazine’s Pick for Best Bluegrass Album of 2005 for the band’s debut album, Blue Eyed Darlin.

Saturday, December 15th at 8 p.m.
Santa Monica History Museum
1350 Seventh Street, Santa Monica, CA
Facebook event page:
Purchase Advance Tickets:

Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band has appeared at the Hollywood Bowl, The Broad Stage, CalTech Folk Society, The Freight& Salvage Coffee House, WFMT’S “Folkstage “ with Rich Warren, Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival, San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival, Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, FolkScene with Howard and Roz Larman, McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Skirball Cultural Center and California Traditional Music Society among many others. Their most recent recording, Live at the Freight & Salvage, was released in 2011 with guest banjo virtuoso Bill Evans. Their newest studio album White Swan will be released in early 2013.

For more information:




When It Was Now, the debut album from Atlas Genius, will be released on February 19, 2013 via Warner Bros. Records. The Australian band has been touring the U.S. non-stop for the past four months with groups like Silversun Pickups, Wolf Gang and Animal Kingdom and will wrap up their 2012 run with a sold-out headlining show at Los Angeles' Troubadour on December 11. While in L.A., the band will perform on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" on December 10 and make their U.S. television debut, performing the hit song"Trojans" on Jimmy Kimmel Live on December 12.

The band wrote, recorded and produced When It Was Now themselves at a studio they built in their hometown of Adelaide, Australia. It was mixed by Michael Brauer at Electric Lady Studios in New York City.

Once their studio was built, the first song that Atlas Genius finished was "Trojans." After spending weeks tweaking it, they put "Trojans" on SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes and Australia's Triple J Unearthed website. Then, they pretty much forgot about it.

"We began to think that music was a pipedream and we had all gone back to university to pursue more realistic careers," says lead singer Keith Jeffery. But as they crammed for their fall semester final exams, the blog Neon Gold discovered "Trojans" on the Triple J Unearthed site and wrote a post praising the song as sure to "invade your head, all dressed up in a clever disguise of earnest vocals riding a hooky riff." Checking the band's email account for the first time in over a month, they found their inbox being barraged by fans, record labels, booking agents and management companies from all over the world.

The band continued to write and record new songs in relative isolation in their studio as word on "Trojans" spread organically across the internet, with blog support leading to the song charting #1 on both Hype Machine and the We Are Hunted "Emerging Artist" Chart.SiriusXM Alt Nation found the song on a blog and started spinning "Trojans." The song spent four straight weeks as the #1 requested track on their listener generated Alt-18 countdown in early 2012. "Trojans" began to sell over 1,000 tracks per week in the States and soon climbed to 45,000 downloads sold - all with zero promotional efforts from the still-unsigned band.

Atlas Genius signed to Warner Bros. Records in the spring of 2012 and quickly released the three-song EP Through The Glass in June, featuring new songs "Back Seat" and"Symptoms." The band has released a variety of remixes for all three tracks through their SoundCloud page, including remixes by Lenno, Goldroom, Xaphoon Jones (of Chiddy Bang), Aislyn (of Passion Pit), Wild Cub, and Fred Falke. Each one charted on Hype Machine, with Lenno going to #1 and Goldroom and Xaphoon Jones going Top 5.

"Trojans" has slowly and steadily become a bonafide hit, selling over 100,000 singles to date and storming the Top 5 on the Modern Rock radio charts. The official music video for"Trojans" which was directed by Claire Marie Vogel, premiered simultaneously on MTV and VH1 earlier this month and can be seen HERE.


November 2012
28 - Norfolk, VA: 96X Winter Meltdown @ Ted Constant Convocation Center/Winter Meltdown

December 2012
1 - Chicago, IL: Q87.7 The Night We Stole Christmas @ Aragon Ballroom
6 - San Francisco, CA: Live105 Not So Silent Night @ Mezzanine
8 - Portland, OR: 94.7 A December to Remember @ Crystal Ballroom - SOLD OUT
11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour - SOLD OUT

For more information on ATLAS GENIUSvisit:

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