The Corkboard – 9.30.07

WITCHDOCTOR TO RELEASE ALBUM ON ADULT SWIM IMPRINT

WITCHDOCTOR, also known as Eric Johnson, is an established member of Atlanta’s Dungeon Family collective, which includes GOODIE MOB, OUTKAST, KILLER MIKE, BIG RUBE and many others. A veteran of the Southern rap game, he has lent his unique voice and style to several albums, including OutKast and Goodie Mob. Witchdoctor’s new album, Diary of an American Witchdoctor, will be released Oct. 23 on Adult Swim’s Williams Street record label.

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Make sure to check out Witchdoctor, alongside Ghostface in Adult Swim’s Nationwide Hip-Hop Tour!!

10/1 – Albany, N.Y. @ State University of New York
10/3 – Durham, N.H. @ University of New Hampshire
10/5 – New Brunswick, N.J. @ Rutgers University
10/6 – Richmond, Va. @ Virginia Commonwealth University
10/7 – College Park, Md. @ University of Maryland
10/9 – Washington, D.C. @ American University
10/11 – Orlando, Fla. @ University of Central Florida
10/14 – Norman, Okla. @ University of Oklahoma
10/16 – Los Angeles @ UCLA
10/17 – Tuscon, Ariz. @ University of Arizona
10/19 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ University of New Mexico

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FABOLOUS CONFIRMED TO PERFORM AT BOOST MOBILE ROCKCORPS
Today’s hottest musical talent perform exclusively for 5,000 volunteers

Boost Mobile RockCorps (BMRC), the national youth volunteerism movement that since 2005 has motivated more than 25,000 young people in over 13 cities across the country to get involved and help their community, will execute approximately 60 volunteer projects in New York from now until October 6. The unprecedented program gives local youth an opportunity to earn tickets to an exclusive concert event in exchange for volunteering four hours of community service.

This year, 5,000 community-conscious youth across New York and surrounding areas will earn tickets to a signature BMRC show at Radio City Music Hall which will feature some of the hottest names in hip-hop, R&B and rock. LUDACRIS, FABOLOUS, THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS, BUSTA RHYMES and ANGELS & AIRWAVES will be part of the stellar line-up of today’s top-selling musical talent to take the stage at the New York show on Oct. 6.

RockCorps, an organization harnessing the power of music to inspire volunteerism, and Boost Mobile, a wireless telecommunications brand dedicated to boosting the lives of today’s youth, have partnered to continue the youth movement for social change. Combining the power of music, community and volunteerism, Boost Mobile RockCorps will offer entrance to this summer’s most popular concerts for which the only way in is to earn tickets by contributing four hours of volunteer service.

This year’s volunteers will work on a range of service projects, in partnership with local non-profit organizations, including school and playground renovations, environmental initiatives, food distribution and much more. New York City will mark the conclusion of the 2007 BMRC U.S. Tour, which also visited Los Angeles, Oakland, Miami, Atlanta, Baltimore, New Orleans, Houston, Chicago, Portland and Philadelphia. By the end of the 2007 tour, BMRC volunteers will have contributed more than 100,000 hours of community service and transformed hundreds of project sites in cities across the country.

People interested in participating at upcoming BMRC events are encouraged to log onto www.boostmobilerockcorps.com and to register for membership. Boost Mobile RockCorps members will be notified of opportunities in their area to volunteer and asked to commit four hours to a specific event or ongoing cause.

BEE GEES GREATEST REMASTER TO FEATURE EXCLUSIVE REMIXES

The BEE GEES were already established hitmakers in the U.S. and the U.K. when the group became an unstoppable musical force in 1975. In four short years, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb rose to international superstardom as they recorded a string of worldwide hits, sold 180 million records worldwide and helped define an era with the Grammy-winning Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. The Brothers Gibb capped their amazing run in 1979 with the multiplatinum Bee Gees Greatest, a double album spotlighting the group’s meteoric run of R&B dance hits between 1975 and 1979.

Out-of-print for five years, and in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever, Rhino will reissue the monumental collection as a two-CD deluxe edition that contains two previously unreleased tracks—”Warm Ride” and an extended version of “Stayin’ Alive,” originally a 12″ promo vinyl— along with four contemporary dance remixes of classic Bee Gees songs by some of today’s hot club DJs. Below you can preview an EXCLSUIVE remix by Teddybears.

http://rhino.edgeboss.net/qtime/rhino/listeningparties/beegees_teddybears_remix.mov
http://rhino.edgeboss.net/real/rhino/listeningparties/beegees_teddybears_remix.smi
http://rhino.edgeboss.net/wmedia/rhino/listeningparties/beegees_teddybears_remix_100.wax
http://rhino.edgeboss.net/wmedia/rhino/listeningparties/beegees_teddybears_remix_56.wax

VNV NATION: WORDS FROM RONAN, TOUR DATES

So far, 2007 has been a busy year for us. Our album Judgement was released just after we started our world tour. This has taken us across mainland Europe and North America. In just over a week we’ll be back in North America for some dates on the west coast with many other USA dates in November. We’ll also be heading to Scandinavia in October and Ireland & Great Britain during December. As many of you know, there are a whole slew of festivals in Germany at the end of the year and we’ll be doing four of these too. As for CD releases, more are planned and there’ll be info about that in the coming weeks.

TOUR DATES:

10/6-10/13 – Gothic Cruise (www.allgenretravel.com)
10/24 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Forbraendingen
10/25 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Musikens Hus
10/26 – Oslo, Norway @ Betong
10/27 – Stockholm, Sweden @ University
10/28 – Helsinki, Finland @ Gloria
11/9 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Bricktown Ballroom
11/10 – Lawrence, Kan. @ Granada
11/13 – Sauget, Ill. @ Pop’s
11/14 – Covington, Ky. @ The Mad Hatter
11/16 – Millvale, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls
11/17 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Club at Water Street
11/18 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (16+)
11/20 – Towson, Md. @ Recher Theatre
11/21 – Norfolk, Va. @ The Norva
11/24 РM̩xico, D.F., M̩xico @ VDMAS
12/7 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Village (18+)
12/8 – Edinburgh, Scotland @ Studio 24 (All Ages)
12/9 – Birmingham, England @ Barfly (All Ages)
12/11 – Bristol, England @ Thekla Social
12/13 – Brighton, England @ Pressure Point (All Ages)
12/15 – Sheffield, England @ Corporation (All Ages)
12/16 – London, England @ Islington Academy
12/25 – Chemnitz, Germany @ “Dark Storm Festival”, Stadthalle
12/26 – Augsburg, Germany @ “Dark-X-Mas”, Rockfabrik
12/27 – Ludwigsburg, Germany @ “Dark-X-Mas”, Rockfabrik
12/28 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ “Neuwerk Festival “, Stahlwerk

Shows for other locations around the world are being booked and will be posted when finalised.

We very much hope you can make it to one of the up and coming shows and we look forward to seeing you.

On a final note- we very much appreciate the messages we get from our friends on myspace and we do read them. It isn’t possible to answer all of them but we endeavour to answer commonly asked questions with blog postings as well as sending you some news updates (like this handy list, for example). If you like, you can subscribe to the blog on our myspace page so you’ll get updates as and when they happen.

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