Tumbledown has a song just for you
Thursday, December 23, 2010
– Tumbledown may have a song just for you.
The band, spearheaded by Mike Herrera of MxPx, just relessed "Empty Bottle. Fans can download a free New Year's version of Great Big World and enter a contest to win a customized version of the song.
The winner will be randomly chosen from the contest entrants and contacted via e-mail to obtain the personal details necessary to craft their song. The contest is open to all ages and geographic locations and a winner will be selected on Dec. 31.
CD reviews for Tumbledown
Now that he's two albums into this new band, perhaps the "MXPX member" tag can be taken off Mike Herrera's name or at least made a little less prominent. There's not much in common between the Christian pop-punk of that long-running group and his latest alt.-country sounding project, after all, other than perhaps the undeniable energy running through these songs - a product of the up-front mix from Stephen Egerton, who's worked mostly with California punk acts, such »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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Concert Review: Carlile warms hearts with empathetic thoughts
Brandi Carlile, dressed festively with a Santa hat, began her mid-week concert set with Joni Mitchell's "River" and closed with the carol "O Holy Night." In between, she sang about an equal measure of old and new songs. And on this first night of a short acoustic tour, Carlile was both in fine spirits and voice.... »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures
After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set.
As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
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