Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pinnick Gales Pridgen CDs are Here!



-  We have them in hand now and will be shipping them out for the February 12th release date.
All pre-orders will get a free copy of the Pinnick Gales Pridgen Sampler pressed up for the NAMM 13 Show.  A nice little soon-to-be collectors item.



The Pinnick Gales Pridgen CDs are packaged in a 6 Panel digipak.
Pinnick Gales Pridgen CD



Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dug Pinnick Discusses ‘Pinnick Gales Pridgen’ Album, Gear & More

  - interview with Andrew Bansal at  http://metalassault.com



   Known for his work in progressive rock band King’s X, solo albums as well as guest appearances with a multitude of other artists and bands over the past two decades, legendary bassist/vocalist Dug Pinnick of King’s X has now started a new project with blues rock solo artist Eric Gales on guitar and Thomas Pridgen of The Mars Volta fame on the drums. Their self-titled debut album is set to release on February 12th via Magna Carta Records. A couple of days ago, I had the absolute pleasure of talking to Dug about this album, his solo material, gear and other things. Enjoy the chat below, and visit the PGP’s artist page on Magna Carta here.

I was just listening to the Pinnick Gales Pridgen album, and I must say that all tunes are sounding pretty impressive so far. First of all, tell me how this collaboration came about.

Well, Mike Varney from Magna Carta called me up and asked whether I’d be interested in doing a project with Thomas and Eric, and I said yes. So he put the studio up in the north of San Francisco, we went up there for ten days and did the record!

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Pinnick Gales Pridgen in Blues Rock Review



- With a familiar growl on the mic, this trio’s self-titled debut gives the Eric Gales sound a rejuvenated allure. With perhaps a darker perspective manifested in the album, Gales, along with Pinnick (King’s X) and Pridgen (Mars Volta) keep the blues alive and well.  The finished product comes off heavier than Gales’ recent solo work, more grunge with, of course, some rhythm and blues in the mix. This could well be credited to his new band mates, bringing along shades of their previous projects.  We all know the organized chaos that is The Mars Volta sound, and the high-octane rock King’s X put out.



Read the rest of the review:
Blues Rock Review

Friday, January 11, 2013

MoeTar Jan 26th Date



Happy New year to you!!!
MoeTar has  a show this month for your website and publicity efforts.

Saturday January 26, 2013 -  Berkeley, CA
The Starry Plough
2330 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA
 
MoeTar with Heliopolis and Mind Furniture.
 

I hope you both are happy, healthy and enjoying the beginning of the new year. 

Cheers to you,

-- 
Moorea Dickason, Singer
MoeTar

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tempest Tour Dates for 2013




Dear Friends,

Here’s our traditional plump, sparkly wish to you all, for an especially Happy New Year!
Tempest is getting ready to embark on the next adventure, kitted out with some great new tunes, including some of your old favorites, freshly arranged for 2013.

This year will take us across the wide country, and up and down the West Coast. We hope to see you all along the way, sharing the fun and excitement of the music.

Tempest is starting the Season on Jan. 18, with a special concert in the Central Valley,
at Lindsay Community Theater. So get your red dress on, Fresno, Hanford and Bakersfield!

And this Saturday, Caliban is performing an intimate acoustic concert -- our 8th Annual Show at Mission Coffee in Fremont.

See you soon!

Peace & Love,
Tempest

Sat. Jan. 12 Fremont, CA
CALIBAN * Lief & Kathy's Acoustic Duo
MISSION COFFEE ROASTING COMPANY
http://www.fremontcoffee.com
151 Washington Blvd. *early show 7pm, All Ages (510) 623-6920
Presented by Brask House Concerts
http://www.braskhouseconcerts.com




...::: TEMPEST | 2013 Tour Dates :::...
West Coast, East Coast and Midwest Shows

Fri. Jan. 18 Lindsay, CA
LINDSAY COMMUNITY THEATER
http://www.lindsaycommunitytheater.com
190 North Elmwood, 8pm, All Ages (559) 562-1659

Sat. Jan. 19 Berkeley, CA
ASHKENAZ
http://www.ashkenaz.com
with special guests PANDEMONAEON
http://www.pandemonaeon.net
1317 San Pablo, 8pm, All Ages (510) 525-5054

Fri. Jan. 25 Felton, CA
DON QUIXOTES
http://www.donquixotesmusic.com
with special guests Kavanaugh Brothers Celtic Experience
6275 Highway 9, 8pm (831) 603-2294

Sat. Feb. 2 Arcata, CA
HUMBREWS
http://www.humboldtbrews.com
with special guests The Vanishing Pints
856 10th St. 9pm (707) 826-2739

Fri. Feb. 8 Folsom, CA
POWERHOUSE
http://www.powerhousepub.com
614-D Sutter St. *early show 7pm (916) 355-8586

Sat. Feb. 9 Carson City, NV
BREWERY ARTS CENTER
http://www.breweryarts.org
511 West King St. 8pm, All Ages (775) 883-1976

Thu. Feb. 14 Modesto, CA
CALIBAN * Lief & Kathy's Acoustic Duo
DEVA CAFÉ ~ THURSDAY NIGHT RAMBLE
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thursday-Night-Ramble/213346285395112?ref=stream
Special Valentines Day Concert
1202 J St. Modesto, 8:00pm (209) 450-4141

Sat. Feb. 23 Placerville, CA
COZMIC CAFÉ
http://www.ourcoz.com
594 Main St. 8pm (530) 642-8481

Fri. Mar. 1 Cobb, CA
HOBERGS MUSIC HALL
http://www.hobergsclub.com
15205 Highway 175, 8pm (707) 928-9922

Sat. Mar. 2 Newman, CA
WEST SIDE THEATRE
http://www.westsidetheatre.org
1331 Main St. 8pm, All Ages (209) 862-4490

Mar. 8, 9, 10 Sonora, CA
SONORA CELTIC FAIRE
http://www.sonoracelticfaire.com
220 Southgate (209) 533-4420

Mar. 15, 16, 17 Las Vegas, NV
FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE
http://www.vegasexperience.com
1st Street Stage, Fremont St.
7pm – 11pm  (702) 678-5600

Sat. Mar. 23 Sutter Creek, CA
SUTTER CREEK THEATER
http://www.suttercreektheater.com
Lief's Birthday Bash!
44 Main St. 8pm, All Ages (916) 425-0077

Fri. Apr. 5 St. Louis, MO
FOCALPOINT THEATRE
http://www.thefocalpoint.org
2720 Sutton Ave, 8pm, All Ages (314) 781-4200

Sat. Apr. 6 Downers Grove, IL
BALLYDOYLE
http://www.ballydoylepub.com
5157 Main St., 9pm (630) 969-0600

Wed. Apr. 10 Rochester, NY
LOVIN’ CUP
www.lovincup.com
300 Park Point Dr. 8pm (585) 292-9940

Thu. Apr, 11 Syracuse, NY
KITTY HOYNES
http://www.kittyhoynes.com
301 West Fayette St. 8pm (315) 424-1974

Fri. Apr. 12 Cumberland, RI
BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATRE
http://www.riverfolk.org
Caith’s Birthday Celebration!
549 Broad St. 8pm, All Ages (401)725-9272

Sat. Apr. 13 Sellersville, PA
SELLERSVILLE THEATER
http://www.st94.com
24 Temple Ave. 8pm, All Ages (215) 257-5808

Sun. Apr. 14 Newark, DE
TERRAPIN WOODS HOUSE CONCERT
5pm, All Ages (302) 521-0632
Contact Peggy for ticket info and directions
margaretannbrown@comcast.net

Wed. Apr. 17 Cleveland, OH
THE WINCHESTER MUSIC HALL
http://www.thewinchester.net
12112 Madison Ave., 8pm (216) 226-5681

Thu. Apr. 18 White Oak, PA
BRYN MAWR CHURCH
special guests Chuck Owston and The Scarlet Gypsies
2901 State St. 7pm, All Ages (412) 418-6631

Fri. Apr. 19 Columbus, OH
BYRNES PUB
http://www.byrnespub.com
1248 West 3rd Ave. 9pm (614) 487-8140

Sat. Apr. 20 Dayton, OH
CANAL STREET TAVERN
http://www.canalstreettavern.com
308 East 1st St. 9pm (937) 461-9343

Sat. Apr. 27 Norfolk, VA
NORFOLK NATO FESTIVAL
http://www.norfolknatofestival.org
Town Point Park, 333 Waterside Dr.
12 noon (757) 282-2801

Join us for some online fun!
FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/TempestCelticRock
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/Sorbye
FAN CLUB: http://www.facebook.com/groups/tempestfanclub/


Be sure to check our home page for updates and information!
http://www.tempestmusic.com

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Pinnick Gales Pridgen: Flying The Freak Flag High For 2013

Rock Guitar Daily with Tony Conley

 

-Talk about an auspicious entree into 2013 - Pinnick Gales Pridgen have thrown down the gauntlet hard - the high-water mark for the new year is set, and set high.
 
Make no bones about it, this is a supergroup, but there's nothing to fear, for these three musical titans seem to have checked their egos at the door, and simply gotten down to the business of making a great album. There's not a weak link to be found - the songs are thrilling, with incredibly fat grooves, sophisticated changes, some great poetry for lyrics, and an always solid melodic foundation; the playing is stupendous - you have three guys who are absolute state of the art in terms of chops, tones and taste; even the production is exemplary - there's massive amounts of information, but it's all delivered with a crisp clarity. PGP has it all in spades, and I won't be alone in hoping that this lineup takes it onto the road, and back into the studio.