Brit pack Alert: Singer-Songwriter Bobby Long Resumes Tour Schedule

Bobby Long
British singer-songwriter Bobby Long, who now makes his home in New York City, is set for a series of live appearances, beginning with a return to The Drake Hotel in Toronto on August 6. Long will follow the Toronto show with one on August 16 in his adopted neighborhood when he appears at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, New York. Joining him on that bill will be singer Dawn Landes.
Long's live shows this year have been infrequent because he has been concentrating on writing new material for what will be his third album.  Long, who first emerged by way of London's folk revival movement and a song he wrote that found its way onto the soundtrack of the first "Twilight" film, has built a strong international following for his poignant, finely-crafted songs. He has made two full-length albums along the way-the critically-acclaimed A WINTER TALE (2011), which paid homage to his acoustic roots, and last year's more rock-oriented WISHBONE, a harder edged showcase for his sorrow-filled vocals and stellar guitar-playing. He has succeeded handily, as stated in The New York Daily News:  "He created songs with a blunt force, using melodies that engage and a voice that's rife with hunger."
Long's upcoming shows will showcase some of the new songs he is planning to record.  He recently launched a campaign on PledgeMusic ( to raise the funds necessary for the recording and is already nearing his goal amount.  A consistently engaging performer, Long has toured extensively on his own and as the opener for such diverse artists as Steve Winwood, Iron and Wine, Brett Dennen and Rodrigo y Gabriela as well as appearing at the Bonnaroo, Bamboozle, Dave Matthews Band Caravan and Austin City Limits music festivals. Music Connection Magazine, in a review of his SRO show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles last summer, wrote: "While he is equally adept at singing and playing the guitar, perhaps his greatest asset is his authenticity. In a time when the airwaves are dominated by auto-tune and studio wizardry, Long's refreshingly organic sound hits listeners' ears like a breath of fresh air."

Music Monday - Muse (@muse)

Happy Monday Rob fans!

Today marks the start of a new set of Music Monday artists. I've decided to do things a little different this time, however. Think of it as a reloaded version of Music Monday.

For the next ten weeks I'll feature a different artist from the Twilight soundtrack. However, it won't be songs from the soundtrack you'll be hearing. Instead, I'll feature a random song from the artist. It's nice to mix things up a bit, and introduce people to music outside of what they've already encountered with the soundtrack itself.

Without further ado, I present Muse. The group got their start in England in the mid 1990s. The group has six albums to date, and appeared on three of the five soundtracks for The Twilight Saga films.

"Resistance" happens to be my favorite song by Muse. Check out the video below. Be sure to follow the group on Twitter, visit their Facebook page, and check out their official website.


Friday Funnies-Rediculous Laws in Different States

You may not engage in business on Sundays, with the exception of almost every industry.
No one may wash a mule on the sidewalk.

Brit Pack Alert: A Short Tour From Bobby Long

Hip hip hooray for Bobby Long! This morning the British singer/songwriter announced the PledgeMusic campaign for his third album had reached its goal. And there’s good news for his fans too – dates scattered here and there from August through November.

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    Austin City Limits Music Festival.
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Pollstar and Bobby go way back. Last year we did a follow-up Q&A with the artist after interviewing him in 2010.
Since then he’s been busy writing new material for his third official LP. The PledgeMusic campaign is currently at 104 percent of its goal, with 230 days left until the release. You can still get involved by pledging anything from $10 for a digital version of the album to $5,000 for your very own song penned by Long.  
Long says, “For my third album, I’m going back to where I began—to make an album that captures the intimacy of my live shows based around my voice, guitar and new songs.”
Here’s his itinerary:
Aug. 6 – Toronto, Ontario, Drake Hotel / Underground      
Aug. 16 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Rough Trade     
Oct. 15 – Decatur, Ga., Eddie’s Attic          
Oct. 16 – Athens, Ga., The Melting Point    
Oct. 19 – Birmingham, Ala., BottleTree       
Oct. 21 – Nashville, Tenn., The Rutledge    
Nov. 7 – Albany, N.Y., The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio      
Nov. 16 – Santa Barbara, Calif., Soho Restaurant & Music Club
Tickets are available now.
For more information visit and click here for his PledgeMusic campaign page.

VIDEO: Robert Pattinson Laughs Off Indiana Jones and Star Wars Rumors @gossipcop

Robert Pattinson laughs off rumors that he’s set to star in an Indiana Jones reboot in a new MTV interview.
He also reveals that he never met with J.J. Abrams about a potential Star Wars role.
Certain webloids ran these rumors without checking, and we’re sure they will now pretend they weren’t totally wrong.

Hump Day Humor

Music Monday - Imagine Dragons (@ImagineDragons)

Shellie and I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 MLB All-Star concert on July 12 in Minneapolis. Atmosphere and Imagine Dragons played. This is a video I took of Imagine Dragons performing their hit, "Radioactive." This performance was incredible, and the drums - especially on this song - were ridiculously amazing. Enjoy!

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