Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Sights and Sounds: 'Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume 1', Iggy Pop recordings, Roy Rogers returns with new album, Dead Sara tour set

There is plenty of great news to share as it relates to just-announced upcoming releases and/or anticipated tours. And away we go!

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Vol. 1 coming September 1, 2015 courtesy of Shout! Factory

Experiencing déjà vu? Do not adjust your TV set (or tablet or phone), because it's true: behold, again, the first collection of episodes of the beloved TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000 with Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume 1. Since we at Shout! Factory believe that no one should have to sell an organ to afford an out-of print DVD of their favorite show, we’ve gathered all four episodes: Catalina CaperThe Creeping TerrorBloodlust and The Skydivers, along with their respective theatrical trailers; restored the missing little details from the original broadcast versions and added brand new bonus features including The Crown Jewels, a featurette on Crown International PicturesThe Creeping Terror trailer, an extended trailer for The Creep Behind the Camera and The Creep Behind the Camera Q&A with Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu at Screamfest 2014.

On September 1st, 2015, experience the adventures of Joel, Mike and their robot sidekicks Tom Servo and Crow on board The Satellite of Love, as they riff their way into your hearts again for the very first time. Fans can pre-order their copy now from

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume 1 brings us Catalina Caper (aka Never Steal Anything Wet) a cinematic party full of fun, sun, bikinis and boats in this 1967 tale of a Southern California island and the teens who party all over it; The Creeping Terror, a 1964 low budget movie about aliens coming to Earth to eat people, analyze their chemistry and send the results to the home planet; Bloodlustwherein pleasure boating teens land on the island of Dr. Balleau in this powerfully limp re-imagining of The Most Dangerous Game; and The Skydiversa this tale of murder, infidelity and coffee at an airfield in a small desert town.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume  Bonus Features
·         NEW The Crown Jewels  featurette 
·         NEW The Creeping Terror trailer
·         NEW Extended trailer for The Creep Behind the Camera
·         NEW The Creep Behind the Camera Q&A with Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu at Screamfest 2014
·         Theatrical trailers for Catalina CaperBloodlust and The Skydivers

New 3CD Box Offers A Heavy Dose Of Rare & 
Unreleased Iggy Pop Recordings

New 3-disc CD Box Offers A Heavy Dose Of Rare & Unreleased Iggy Pop Recordings!

Los Angeles, CA - When Michigan based proto-punk band The Stooges called it a day in 1974, the music world mourned the loss of one of the most groundbreaking rock bands ever. Fortunately, the mourning didn’t last long as head Stooge Iggy Pop quickly launched a stunning solo career that arguably eclipsed his auspicious early years. Psychophonic Medicine is an incredible 3CD collection of rare and unreleased gems that focuses on Pop’s crucial late’70s, early ‘80s post-Stooges output. The collection, available everywhere June 23 courtesy of Cleopatra Records, features studio outtakes from the landmark albums The Idiot and Party including never before released alternate mixes and 2 tracks not previously released in any form! Each of these recordings provides important insight into how Pop evolved from punk pioneer to one of the most diverse and adventurous artists in music.

But the party doesn’t stop there - the set also contains some of Iggy’s most electrifying live performances. Disc 2 is the first ever CD release of the legendary show at Paris Palace 1979. This incredible full-length recording showcases Iggy at his most explosive and audacious, ripping through such favorites as “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” “Cock In My Pocket,” “Kill City” and more! A newly discovered audio source from Pop’s San Francisco performance in 1981 wraps up the collection in fine form with scalding versions of “I Need More,” “Lust For Life,” “TV Eye,” “1969,” “The Winter Of My Discontent” and others. Each of the three discs is packaged in its own wallet and comes with a gorgeous 36-page full color booklet featuring rare photos from the archives of longtime Stooges photographer and co-author of the only authorized Stooges biography, Robert Matheu, who also wrote the liner notes. And if that isn’t enough, the box includes a special bonus track of Iggy’s duet with Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino that was featured on HBO’s True Blood! Both collectors and the curious will find Psychophonic Medicine an irresistible aural trip.

The Idiot Outtakes (1977)
1. Dum Dum Boys (Alternate Mix)
2. Baby (Alternate Mix)
3. China Girl (Alternate Mix)
4. Tiny Girls (Outtake)
Party Outtakes (1981)
5. It's My Life (Unreleased)
6. Bang Bang (Alternate Mix)
7. Sea of Love (Alternate Mix)
8. Time Won't Let Me (Alternate Mix)
Ric Ocasek Sessions (1983)
9. Fire Engine
10. Warrior Tribe
11. Old Mule Skinner
Steve Jones Demos (1985)
12. Beside You
13. Cry For Love
14. Purple Haze
15. Warm Feeling (Unreleased)
16. Let’s Boot And Rally with Bethany Cosentino

1. Cock In My Pocket
2. Kill City
3. Fortune Teller
4. New Values
5. Billy Is A Runaway
6. I Wanna Be Your Dog
7. Five Foot One
8. Dirt
9. Batman
10. Louie Louie
11. Shake Appeal
12. I’m Bored

1. I Need More
2. Some Weird Sin
3. Houston Is Hot Tonight
4. TV Eye
5. 1969
6. Rock and Roll Party
7. Bang, Bang
8. Dum Dum Boys
9. Eggs On Plate
10. I'm a Conservative
11. I Need More (Again)
12. Lust for Life
13. The Winter of My Discontent

Guitarist Roy Rogers returns with 'Into the Wild Blue'

Slide guitar master Roy Rogers has returned with his new album Into the Wild Blue, his first new solo album in five years. Well-known for his amazing work and collaborations with the likes of John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Manzarek and others, the eight-time Grammy nominees blazes his own pat with a new collection of vocal and instrumental jams and ballads.

A year in the making, Into the Wild Blue is a showcase for Rogers' slide guitar abilities; tracks include the hard-driving guitar-anchored "Last Go-Round," stirring "Got to Believe" and instrumental "Song for Robert (A Brother's Lament)."

For more information, visit Rogers' Web site at

Dead Sara announce West Coast headlining tour

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All American four-piece Dead Sara have announced they will be headlining 9 North American tour dates starting in Salt Lake City on July 10th. Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased via

Last month, the band played to a full house on two consecutive nights at the prestigious and legendary Los Angeles venue The Troubadour. The shows sold out in a matter of hours and was a welcomed reminder and true testament of loyalty to their solid and loyal fan base here in the United States.

Earlier this year Dead Sara won critics and music fans alike, having performed select showcases at SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. They went on to sell out their first North American tour since the release of their most current full-length release “Pleasure To Meet You.

The day “Pleasure To Meet You” dropped worldwide, the four-piece also performed their current single “Something Good” live on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. Watch the spellbinding and powerful live performance here.

Last month, the band also premiered the video for “Something Good.” Directed by Giovani Ribisi, the video was shot in the downtown district of Los Angeles, where the band spontaneously train-hopped from the historic Union Station to Pasadena and back, encountering all walks of life and partaking in various random activities with the locals! Watch the official video for “Something Good” here.

Pleasure To Meet You” was released on Pocket Kid Records and is now available on iTunesAmazonSpotify and in all good record stores nationwide.
07/10 - In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
07/11 - The Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
07/14 - Barboza - Seattle, WA
07/15 - Star Theater - Portland, OR
07/17 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
07/18 - Velvet Jones - Santa Barbara, CA
07/21 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ
07/22 - Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV
07/24 - The Glass House - Pomona, CA

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