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Friday, December 4, 2009

11:00PM - EuroVoice - the new Music Contest in Europe

Want to be a part of musical revolution? Get involved in EuroVoice 2010!

EuroVoice is a new european music contest leaded by famous composer Eric Serra (soundtracks: Bandidas, Wasabi, The Fifth Element, GoldenEye, Léon etc.) You can upload tracks, create your own community or support your favourite musician. For more details visit www.eurovoice.tv

Don't miss your chanse!

Kind regards,
EuroVoice Team.

Monday, October 26, 2009

3:43PM - writers

Hi guys, once again I am looking for volunteers to write for ampedreviews.net. I am looking for CD and Gig reviewers as well as feature writers. Everything is on a volunteer basis and I will beable to send you CDs and possible get you guestlist for shows so you can review them, then you submit your review and it goes on the site. :)

We mainly concentrate on alternative/rock music so if you're interested please email me on cherrypie_13@hotmail.com

Sunday, July 19, 2009

2:09PM - Barman's Fault - need opinion!

Hi! I want to present you them - Barman's Fault!
The band plays with a soul that lack most of nowadays bands, and they are really strong songwriters too - listen to them on MySpace http://www.myspace.com/barmansfault and recieve evidence that I'm not lying!

Ah! You can also comment something about their music here, cause I really want to know your opinion!

Current mood: amused

Monday, March 2, 2009

4:44PM - Switchin' it up!

I've been a journalist with concentration in music journalism since I was 17 years of age... 6 years already! Most of my work has been published in both local newspapers and nationally-syndicated music publications. I am looking into expanding into doing other work outside of just journalism - writing band bios, and writing other press information. What I would love to do is get into some freelance PR with a record label or two, just to get some more experience.

Does anyone here have any experience in that type of work that can tell me how to get involved, what to do, or what not to do? I have a few PR agents that I've worked pretty closely with over the years, but I don't know if I should just be contacting the labels directly or if I could go through a PR firm. Does anyone have any advice on this? Thanks so much!

Cross-posted to both musicjournalism and musicwriters.

Friday, October 17, 2008

6:30PM - CD Liner Notes

I'm starting a blog that will hopefully morph into being your one-stop source for liner notes, especially for indie albums. So, I'm needing volunteers to help me with this project! If you would like to help by either scanning the liner notes from some of your CDs or by typing them up for me, I would be forever in your debt! You will get credit for providing me whatever liner notes you can get. I will also be putting together a mix tape of some great indie artists for those who help with this, so there's another incentive. I'd really appreciate any help you can give, even if it's only one or two albums!

If you'd like to help, please send me an email at svimmelhet@livejournal.com with 'CD Liner Notes' in the subject.
Thank you!! ♫

(This is cross-posted. Sorry if you see it more than once!)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

11:46AM - New format

Hi group,

I have overhauled my blog in recent months to focus exclusively on reviews of electronic, experimental or otherwise interesting (to me) music... feel free to check it out and/or link up.


Thursday, October 25, 2007


hi all,
I've been the music reviewer for my local newsaper for the past 10 months and I thought I might as well post my reviews on live journal as well so I made this new account to do so. I've only put up the reviews from the past two months so far but feel free to friend me! I'd love to talk to other music journo's out there, aspiring or otherwise.

Friday, July 13, 2007

8:26AM - Letters From A Tapehead update - 7.14.07

Morning all,

This is my first review for July and it's already half-way over. I guess I let a little too much time go by. But, I bring you a new review of Icky Thump, latest by the ever black, white n' red all over White Stripes and, surprisingly, I wound up liking it a lot. You can find that here.

Ever critical in regard to all the undue press they receive, I think they actually deserve it this time around, even though they're not getting as much as they used to. At least it doesn't seem that way. When Get Behind Me Satan came out, Rolling Stone magazine was glaringly exaggerating the album's "brilliance" with one of the worst reviews I think I've ever read. For Icky Thump, they've given high marks but it may as well be a shrug in comparison.

Anyway, check the review and I'll be back with something soon. Hopefully, before the end of July.

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

8:25AM - Letters From A Tapehead update - 6.28.07

Last night, I finished a rather disappointed swipe at Sir Paul and his latest album, Memory Almost Full, his first album for the newly hatched Starbucks label, Hear Music. If you're interested in checking it out, click here.

Thanks for reading.

Current mood: awake

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

10:00PM - Letters From A Tapehead update...

So, it's been a week and it's time for a new review. I'm, once again, way behind. But, while I'm powering my way through records, check out my review of Björk's latest album, Volta. You can find the review here.

Please feel free to send some comments and thanks for reading.

Current mood: accomplished

Saturday, June 16, 2007

10:35AM - Queens of the Stone Age and "Era Vulgaris"

I posted my review of, Era Vulgaris, latest album from Queens of the Stone Age. If anyone's interested in checking it out, you can find it here.

Thanks for reading.

Current mood: accomplished

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Hello all,

Just a quick request. Does anyone have a For Against album they’d be willing to send my way, online of course. Just comment please. I need it for an article and, once again, my local record store has let me down. Any and all help is appreciated, thanks!

x.posted (so apologies if this is all over your friends page)

Thursday, February 15, 2007


RED THEORY - one of MA's best local rock acts, plays KC's Tap tonight!!

21+ with proper ID. For more info / previews, go to http://www.myspace.com/redtheory

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

9:57AM - Music Website Help?

Hey you guys,

I've just started doing some freelance publicity for an NYC-based jam band, and am looking for some websites, etc. where I can hopefully get their album reviewed. Because most of my previous knowledge, resources, etc. is more indie rock geared, I can't quite come up with as many sites which cater to the jam band world like I hoped. Any suggestions? Any help would be much appreciated!

Current mood: blah

Friday, October 6, 2006

4:55PM - Calling all Rock/Metal/Indie fans!

http://www.roomthirteen.com is currently recruiting for writers! We're looking for passionate, enthusiastic writers who love writing about music and want to contribute to an ever growing website with fantastic relations with press offices and bands.

The website's currently has 80,000 readers each month meaning your writing will be showcased to a fantastic audience

Our writers have conducted interviews with bands such as Velvet Revolver, Ill Nino, Lacuna Coil, Fear Factory, Maximo Park, Bowling For Soup and Trivium. Writers also have the chance to attend festivals such as Download, Bloodstock, Prog Power and the Carling Reading and Leeds Festival on review passes.

If you wish to start writing a weekly, fortnightly or monthly article on anything to do with music- be it your gigging diary, spoof band diary or a piece on the best new music around, then please get in contact with us!

All writers at Room Thirteen have the chance to review live bands and also interview them, if it can be arranged.

The website is moving into an exciting time, with a huge site re-launch that promises to bring with it more opportunities and possibilities. We would like to have you on our team to help build on our reputation for fantastic content from writers that love what they do.

If you are interested, please leave your email address in a comment and a copy of the application form will be sent over to you.

If you have any questions, you can either comment, or email me: philippa.mcmahon@roomthirteen.com and I will be happy to provide you with further details about the website.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

6:57PM - Perpetual Toxins update! www.perpetualtoxins.com

Check out our web mag at www.perpetualtoxins.com!

This week's issue: The Slack Pack - local filmmakers, Superman Returns review, Devil Wears Prada review, Umphrey's McGee, The Autumn Offering CD review, Sacred Chow vegan restaurant review, From the Files of Mrs. Chuck Torso, fiction

Next week: I Am the Avalanche, Siren Music Festival at Coney Island, Taking Back Sunday at Nassau Coliseum and more!

Sign up to receive an email when we update. http://www.perpetualtoxins.com/subscribe.shtml

Also, find us on Myspace! http://www.myspace.com/perpetualtoxins


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

12:38PM - www.perpetualtoxins.com

Hello everyone,

I'm new here, but not a new writer. I've been a reporter for over a year now full time at a local newspaper on Long Island. I'm also the stringer for two other newspapers, write for several music web sites, write for a real estate magazine and also run my own weekly web mag, Perpetual Toxins.

You guys should check out Perpetual Toxins - www.perpetualtoxins.com. We cover mostly music, but all forms of entertainment, art and culture, in the Long Island and NYC area. It's run by me and a friend with help from my girlfriend and his boyfriend. We update weekly, but currently have no set day and we're always looking for writers and whatnot.

The last issue, which will only be up for a couple of more days, featured Patent Pending, a punk ska band from Long Island on the Warped Tour. Past interviews include: Kevin Devine, Rainer Maria, Metric and Theo and the Skyscrapers. In coming weeks we'll feature interviews with: Joan Jett, From Autumn to Ashes and I Am the Avalanche.

So check out www.perpetualtoxins.com and let me know what you think!! You can also email me at: trazzano@perpetualtoxins.com.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Hey, everybody. I'm Liz, I'm 20, and I live in Milwaukee, WI. I've always been interested in music journalism, even from a young age (the first interview I ever did with a band, at 17, was with AFI for Green Bay's local newspaper). I've always loved both writing and listening to music, so music journalism just seemed like the way to go. I work full time, and I'm also currently enrolled at Milwaukee Area Technical College in their funeral service program (though that may change, you never know where life will bring you). Most recently, I've been working with AMP/Hails and Horns and Alternative Press magazines, both on projects which should be running in the next few months.

Another thing I've always wanted to do is put together and run either a webzine or a print zine. In the past few months, I've decided to open just that. The project is called Horrormedia, and will focus on concert photography, interviews, and reviews, as well as some little sidebar projects that artists take part in, such as clothing lines and 'side jobs' (one person we want to work with tattoos for a living besides being in his band). More information can be found at myspace.com/horrormedia as well. What does this have to do with you guys? I need any help I can be offered. Writers, photographers, web designers, graphics people - I want any and all help I can get for the project. I can do very minimal web design and graphics, and I don't want to be the only writer - I figured this would be the perfect place to look (one of a couple on Livejournal, anyhow), since Myspace bulletins to our many 'friends' don't seem to be doing much for our cause.

If you'd be interested in helping out (and I'm crossing my fingers there's at least some interest), please get back to me at horrormedia@gmail.com with 'contribute' in the subject line, or something similar. If you have a sample of an article you've written (whether it be a record review, interview, or just a prose piece) or a photograph you've taken, adding those to the e-mail will definitely help us out (.zip format). If there are any questions, you can ask them in comments, e-mail them to my personal e-mail at evanpay@gmail.com, or IM me at vializtop666 on AIM.

Thanks so much for your time, and for reading. I'd also love ideas and anything else you can throw at me as far as things we can do with the project to make it really shine.

Cross-posted to musicjournalism & musicwriters.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

12:59AM - Kevin Devine in Perpetual Toxins. www.perpetualtoxins.com

Check out the latest update of Perpetual Toxins at www.perpetualtoxins.com. In this issue: Kevin Devine speaks about his upcoming article, wine tasting on the East End, The Little Willies CD review, The Facts of Life DVD review, X-Men 3 review, latest update by Mrs. Chuck Torso, Rural Free Delivery CD review, The Fabulous Entourage CD release party.

Add us on Myspace at http://www.myspace.com/perpetualtoxins. Also, sign up for email notification of our updates at http://www.perpetualtoxins.com/news.shtml.

Friday, May 19, 2006

6:29PM - Check out Perpetual Toxins! www.perpetualtoxins.com

Perpetual Toxins, my web mag for local Long Island and NYC arts and entertainment, has been updated! This week: Miles to Dayton, Neurotic Decay, LI Film Festival review, Jared Barkan CD review, Edward "Little Buster" Forehand obituary. www.perpetualtoxins.com

Also, if you're interested, you can sign up to be emailed about weekly updates at: http://www.perpetualtoxins.com/newsletter.shtml

As you can see, we're slowly changing our layout. Our front page is brand new and the rest of the pages will follow next week. We'll also be adding a fiction/creative non-fiction section.

Plus we're looking for new writers. So if you're interested, email Tiffany at trazzano@perpetualtoxins.com.

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