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Music Events (more headlines) 08-07-2017

Almost Time For The 15 Year Anniversary Of The Rock Solid Pressure Industry Showcase

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Email: rocksolidpressure@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.rocksolidpressure.com
Time once again for an Industry 'Call To Arms'. The nationally syndicated FM / Internet broadcast 'Rock Solid Pressure' featuring the 'Dungeon Duo' DJ team of J-Rock and Patty The Radio Girl, are currently gearing up for the 15 Year Anniversary of the 'Rock Solid Pressure Industry Showcase'. To celebrate this landmark, there will be 'two' dates for the event this year. The event will be held Friday September 8th and Saturday September 9th at The State Theatre in St. Petersburg Florida.. For those of you that attend religiously every year, expect another amazing event on the Tampa Bay gulf. This is the rallying cry to gear up for the annual trek to the Sunshine State.

J-Rock and Patty plan to blow away the music industry once again, and you're all invited. You'll witness 30 of the best unsigned bands in the State as they perform for 'huge names' in the music industry. You're going to be blown away by innovative new bands who have been honing their craft on national stages throughout Florida and the rest of the country. A lot of these bands have already been on national tours as well. This will be the 15 Year Anniversary for the Showcase, and once again, it will be held at one of the biggest and best national concert venues on the gulf. Tickets are now on sale. Please be advised, the Showcase is always a sold out event. Please book your flights, hotel rooms, and get those tix NOW!!

The Showcase is always praised by the media as being a totally unique experience. Many have stated it's the best Industry Showcase in North America. It's all about music and serious networking, and it's always a monumental event. There is a stellar lineup of panelists this year as well. They will critique, advise, and possibly sign, endorse, sponsor, or put their full support behind these amazing bands. Who in their own right, are on the cusp of becoming the next household name. This event has become one of the most talked about Showcases in the country. The annual anticipation is reaching a fever pitch right now. Don't wait another year. Make sure you witness the eye-popping event in all it's raging glory!!

The Rock Solid Pressure radio broadcast has always had an uncanny knack for discovering the best unsigned bands in the country (and the WORLD) and moving their career forward. The show's track record for getting bands signed to record labels, management deals, endorsements, national tours, etc, is spotless. The Rock Solid Pressure Show has been a staple in the unsigned music forum since 2002.

30 of the best unsigned Indie/Hard Rock/Metal bands will be offered up for the industry in another slam bang event. The Showcase also gives the general public a peek inside the recording industry. This is how it's 'really' done for unsigned bands to attract label attention. Forget all that 'Music Reality TV' brainwashing. The public will also hear from the panelists after every performance, but it's best to be in attendance when the Showcase begins each day. The Opening Ceremonies is where you will meet the panelists and hear about what they do in the industry.

The Rock Solid Pressure Show exploded onto the scene in a small Connecticut radio station (Cameo Broadcasting) in 2002. It originated as a revolt to the fluffy Reality Music TV shows, namely 'American Idol'. The broadcast quickly became an underground hit. Live Showcases for Sony Records quickly followed. The multi sponsored show moved to Florida in 2004 and now commands an immense following through FM and internet syndication. Their Industry Showcase has also grown in scope over the years. It is no longer an exclusive event for members of the Sony Records A&R team. Many new labels and industry insiders have jumped on the panels throughout the years. And word of mouth has forged a dynasty for the unsigned music community with this annual event. Some of the biggest names in the music industry have frequented the Showcase panels throughout the years

The 'Rock Solid Pressure' radio show is also known for featuring the best A-List Superstar guests. J-Rock and Patty are continually re-inventing the airwaves. Although the broadcast is mainly known for new music, they also feature a playlist chock full of the best signed, and unsigned bands from the past 5 decades. The Rock Solid Pressure Show, which broadcast's from a Dungeon no less, is also sprinkled with witty, dark humor, along with the top industry, and concert news of the week. J-Rock and Patty can also be seen hosting national concert events and festivals on the Tampa Bay Gulf. Their name is also a staple on the music scene worldwide. They are also instrumental in organizing national concert events at The State Theatre. They didn't get the moniker as being 'The Hardest Working DJ's In Radio' for nothing.. They are out in the trenches every week at concert events. Not just making an 'appearance'..They are there from start to finish! They have gone beyond the call of duty, and their work in the field is unmatched by any DJ team..EVER!

J-Rock and Patty The Radio Girl have been in the music scene individually for over 30 years. J-Rock is a well known touring musician who hails from New Jersey. He's shared stages with some of the biggest bands in the world. His 8 albums with various bands, have charted internationally. He also became a favorite of the press, and the CMJ charts, with his two solo outings.. He is also a former Rock Journalist, former Sony Records Associate, and presently, an A&R consultant for many record labels and huge management agencies. J-Rock is also an Events Coordinator for the State Theatre. Patty The Radio Girl was a corporate FM radio host in Connecticut, and a TV personality in Greece. When the pair teamed up as the broadcast duo for Rock Solid Pressure in 2002, an enigma was born. They literally revolutionized radio with their fun, interactive show (Which started as an on-air gameshow for Rock Bands). The broadcast has changed drastically over the years, and morphed into a more Rock/Metal variety show. But J-Rock and Patty are still out in the field discovering great bands. the broadcast is constantly being shopped to FM/Internet markets around the country. Whatever the appeal, the popularity grows stronger every week, and the superstar guests keep coming in droves. It's also a very special time for the show, as they celebrate 15 years on the air. Tune in Monday night at 7:00pm (EST USA) and join the party.

J-Rock is the mastermind behind the entire Rock Solid Pressure concept. His name is synonymous with the music industry at large. His method is finding the alternative to the pop sensations being bred on Reality Music TV and shattering that concept. And let's face it, the onslaught of the Music Reality TV shows are leaving a 'lot' to be desired. This is not how the industry works. These shows are actually hurting 'real' musicians and bands who have spent years crafting their talent in the field. J-Rock understands the other side of a marketable industry that was set back by these reality shows. No performer is left out at the industry Showcase. There is no 'winner'. Every band will move their career forward at this event..Period!.

Here is the official lineup for both days of The Rock Solid Pressure Industry Showcase 2017

Friday September 8th: Alumni Night (Doors 5:00pm)

5:20pm: OPENING CEREMONIES (Meet the Panelists)

Performing bands in order of appearance
SAHE (Tampa)
MURDER THE CROW (St. Petersburg)
DARK SUMMER (Lakeland)
THE DOOD (Sarasota)
PSYKOTRIBE (St. Petersburg)

Saturday September 9th: The New Blood (Doors at Noon)

1:00pm: OPENING CEREMONIES (Meet The Panelists)

Performing bands in order of appearance
HOSS (Lakeland)
NO POLITICS (New Port Richey)
MR. HANDSOME (Lakeland)
CRUEL CURSES (Clearwater)
ITZ LYRIKAL (Clearwater)
ARAKARA (Orlando)
A DYING LIGHT (Sarasota)
ESCAPE (Miami)
DARK MATTER (Sarasota)

Doors will open at 5:00pm on 9/8, and Noon on 9/9 . There will be a $14 cover charge at the door. All Ages welcome..
The event will be held at The State Theatre, 687 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, Florida www.statetheatreconcerts.com

Special guests on the industry panel this year consist of..

*MATT LaPLANT: Matt is a famed Producer known throughout the industry. He produced albums for BIELER BROS, ROADRUNNER, ATLANTIC, and many more labels. He has also worked with some of the biggest artists in music. Matt works with many Showcase bands every year. He has been a driving force of the Showcase for the past 8 years. Matt was instrumental in getting the band LOOK RIGHT PENNY signed to BIELER BROTHERS RECORDS at the 2010 Showcase.

*KELLY WALSH from CENTURY MEDIA and STREET SMART MGMT.: Now here's a huge label that you are all familiar with. Century Media handles some of the biggest bands in the WORLD!!, Kelly has also branched out as a rep for STREET SMART MGMT, who handles tons of Century Media bands. And yes, she's hoping to find some bands to sign. This will be Kelly's 2nd year on the panel. The label is interested in all styles of new Rock and Metal.

*NICK & JEN KATONA: CEO's of MELODIC REVOLUTION RECORDS: Anyone involved in the Prog Metal world knows about MRR. They have signed DDRIVE which features LOU GRAMM, BILLY SHEEHAN, PHIL NARO and feature many more name acts (VITRIOL, ANURYZM, THOUGHTS FACTORY, etc etc.).. This will be their 7th year on the panel. MRR signed the band SUNSHINE & BULLETS at the 2013 Showcase. They also signed DRASTIC FALL at the 2014 Showcase.

*THOMAS 'SMITTY' SMITH from SP UNLIMITED: Huge name in the music industry at large. He made a name for himself at Sony / Live Nation. He currently deals with tons of labels like ATLANTIC, COLUMBIA, REPRISE, EPIC, FRONTIERS, ROADRUNNER, CLEOPATRA, WARNER BROS, RAT PAK, and many more. This will be Smitty's 2nd year on the panel. He is interested in all styles of Hard Rock / Metal..

*SAM McCASLIN: CEO of RETROSPECT RECORDS. This will be the 3rd year for RETROSPECT on the panel. This is a well known label. They are behind the hugely popular, young band MYSTERY. Retrospects 400+ releases include KEEL, VIXEN, THE STRAWBS, WORLD WAR 3, and many many more. The label is also involved in high profile festivals like Rocklahoma, and many more. In 2015, at the Showcase, Sam awarded the band '5 STAR HOOKER' a prime slot at ROCKLAHOMA. Last year he awarded the same slot to the band CODA CUTLASS..Sam is interested in Hard Rock/Metal bands with killer stage presence.

*STEPHANIE JENSEN: A&R for CHUCK D Presents SLAMJAMZ RECORDS: You all know Chuck D from Public Enemy right? You all know how Chuck has launched a 'ton' of careers right? Now, Slamjamz Records is looking to branch out and sign some Alt-Rock stuff. This will be Stephanie's first year on the panel.

*KENNY COLGATE from ECLIPSE RECORDS: Now here's a label that has been making a big splash in Metal. Artists include SAINT DIABLO, MINDSHIFT, COLD SNAP, and lot's more. Label alumni includes MUSHROOMHEAD, SCUM OF THE EARTH, and lot's more. This will be Kenny's 2nd year on the panel. The label is interested in all styles of new, hard driving Metal.

RICK HERBERT: CEO of ACE HIGH PRINTING: Ace High is known throughout the country as being one of the top Merch manufacturers. With offices in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas. Their clients are in the thousands. Not only do they service almost every band in Florida. Their high visibility clientele include KORN, MADONNA, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, KISS, KAMELOT, and many many more. This will be their 8th year with the Showcase. The company will also choose one band to receive a custom Merch package that will include 50 T-SHIRTS, 4x8 BACKDROP BANNER, TWO 4x6 FINISHED SIDE STAGE SCRIMS (or 2 Guitar or Bass cab Scrims), UP TO 2 KICK DRUM COVERS, 500 FULL COLOR STICKERS..


*SINISTER GUITAR PICKS: This is one of the leading Custom Guitar Pick manufacturers in the world. They also service a high profile clientele. This will be their 5th year sponsoring the Showcase. They have already endorsed a few Showcase bands. This year, they will be choosing one band to receive a custom Pick Package.

*APE PRODUCTIONS: AP is a new, innovative recording studio and video production facility. They specialize in Hard Rock / Metal. They will offer 'one' band of their choosing free recording time. This will be their 2nd year with the Showcase.

*ASTEWART GRAPHICS: CEO Amy Stewart is easily the most well known music photographers on the gulf. She services almost every live band on these shores. Amy will be giving every band 'one' live shot of their performance on the historic State Theatre stage. This will be Amy's 2nd year with the Showcase.

.*LOCALIZED MUSIC and PURE ROCK RADIO (Canada) will be the official radio stations covering the event. The Rock Solid Pressure Show is also carried on both Networks.


ALSO..As longtime attendee's of this event know, many A&R reps from almost every label worth their salt usually come unannounced. Perhaps we'll be seeing you this year?

And it's all happening at.....

687 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL
*Tickets are on sale now

*Make plans to attend the entire Showcase Weekend

State Theatre is one of the biggest and best national venues on the Tampa Bay gulf. They feature national acts almost every night. It's a historic, immense concert hall. You'll also enjoy the 3 luxurious bars housed in the facility. State Theatre is located right in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg


6638 4th St. N.
St. Petersburg, FL
(727) 525-1800

650 34th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
(727) 321-2958

Listen to the Rock Solid Pressure Show every Monday night at 7:00pm (EST USA)

Internet Access
LOCALIZED RADIO (LocalizedMusic.net)
PURE ROCK RADIO (PureRockradio.net) Canada

And many more stations around the country and the world

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