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Check ‘Em Out: Warbly Jets

LA’s Warbly Jets have been building buzz locally and nationally since the release of their debut single “Alive” last November. In addition to being named an Artist to Watch by KCRW and earning praise from both LA Weekly and LA Record, they’ve also racked up spins on Beats1 and KROQ, caught the attention of Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green (who used “Alive” as the official song of its SS17 line), and landed slots opening for acts like The Dandy Warhols, The Mystery Lights, and Night Beats. 

Now, Warbly Jets share their second single, “The Lowdown.” A snarling anthem meant to call out the music industry and its endless games, it’s the band’s way of saying that they’re here, and they’re here to stay. (Check it out below.)

“The Lowdown” was written last year, beginning with a backbeat and bass lick constructed by keyboardist Julien O’Neill. From there, the band added guitars, vocals, and additional melodies, along with a heavy dose of confidence and a playfully brash attitude. Inspired by their own experiences with the music industry at large — specifically the empty promises of stardom and money, all while major labels go bankrupt pumping out heartless music —  “The Lowdown” is Warbly Jets’ way of asserting that they got where they are on their own, and they’re not going to wait for anyone to give them the green light.   


Warbly Jets on Tour:

7/30: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
8/2: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
8/3: Rock Island, IL @ RIBCO
8/4 – 8/5: Appleton, WI @ Mile of Music
8/6: Chicago, IL @ Schubas
8/8: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (Pond Magazine Presents)
8/9: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (Pond Magazine Presents)
8/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
8/11: Washington, D.C. @ DC9
8/15: Nashville, TN @ The Basement
8/19: Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
8/20: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
9/5: London, ENG @ The Shacklewell Arms
9/12: London, ENG @ The Shacklewell Arms
9/19: London, ENG @ The Shacklewell Arms
9/25: London, ENG @ The Shacklewell Arms

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February’s New Music Seminar Held In LA

The New Music Seminar has generated huge buzz as one of the new key future of music industry events to attend. The next scheduled multi-day conference is hitting LA on February 14th through 16th, 2011 (the day after the Grammys). NMS NYC sold out this summer with a hot red carpet events and tons of talent/artists involved.  This upcoming LA event promises to be nothing less than stellar. The kickoff red carpet event, The After Grammy Jammy (the NMS Opening Night Party), will be held at The Music Box in Hollywood on Monday night, February 14th with the “Artist on the Verge Finals”, which selects one artist who will walk away with over $50K in promotion and marketing, Tuesday, February 15th at The Roxy. 

NMS founder Tom Silverman explains;

“The New Music Seminar is the epicenter of a new movement. The NMS is the creative crucible where new ideas are hatched and new collaborations formed.  The New Music Seminar is a meeting of the architects of the next music business; the creators, the investors, the technological visionaries, those for whom music is a passion that they cannot do without.”

Media partners and sponsors include: The Recording Academy, Grammy Museum, LA Weekly, Music Connection, Digital Music News, Reverbnation, KCRW, Indie 103.1, MySpace Music, Hypebot, IndiePower, Gibson, Filter Magazine, Soundexchange and a host of other new technology and traditional music and entertainment companies.

For NMS tickets please go to http://www.NewMusicSeminar.com. Register by November 26th and receive early discount price of $175.  All registered delegates prior to November 26th will have a chance to win two tickets to the Grammys on Sunday, February 13th.  NMS also is offering registered delegates a room rate of $169 plus tax at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, where all the networking will take place all day and night and will be the place to meet your next business partners.  All registrations and reservations are available by going to http://www.NewMusicSeminar.com

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