Remember when I subbed for Mike Viola on StageIt? Well, a bunch of us weirdos who filled in for Mike on Stageit and did Mike covers have recorded their versions as a tribute to Aidan Knox. Lance has now made this compilation available on the Songs for Aidan Bandcamp page. Proceeds will be donated to specific programs at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh that were chosen by Aidan. While you're there you should download Songs for Aidan volumes 1 and 2 as well if you haven't already
Pre-orders are now available for " Pop Garden Radio Presents:The Rock on the Road Tour Season 4". It features my version of Mike Viola's "Hair of the Dog", as well as music from Mike Viola, Vegas With Randolph, An American Underdog, Lisa Mychols, Ken Simpson, Steven Wright-Mark, Popdudes, and many more.
I was recently contacted by Marshal Pictures about doing a video for "What You Do". We shot the music video today went great! It took many hours in the blazing Memphis sun with a lot of out of character costume changes and my hair is tied in knots from the constant wind, but it was worth it. There are far worse things I can think of than spending the day with three gorgeous redheads.
Many thanks to Marshal Pictures, Kate Vaillencourt, Heather Denise, and Storm Jones for doing such a great job.
Now I'm off to The Poplar Lounge for the Songwriter Social.
If you miss The Edge Coffeehouse Songwriter Night that I used to host, come out to the Songwriter Social at The Poplar Lounge every Sunday at 9PM. I'll be trading songs in the round with a rotating cast of some of the best local songwriters and touring artists. Always free admission!
Wow, my day is officially made! I just found out Plástico Elástico from Madrid, Spain played my version of "Rumour sets the woods alight" from Zero Hour Record's "Starry Eyed - The Records Tribute". You can check it out at http://www.plasticoelastico.es/ (it starts about 50 minutes in and is bookended by The Records "Teenarama" and The Starkwells cover of Big Star's "I'm in love with a girl". Not too shabby company to be in.) I'm glad to know that Europe, Australia, and Japan "get it", hopefully Memphis will catch up one of these days.
I contributed a rocked-up version of "Rumour Sets the Woods Alight" to this upcoming release from Australian label Zero Hour Records. Now available for preorder!
THE RECORDS TRIBUTE ~ Starry Eyed (Shipping 1st April) Pre Order Now at: zerohourrecords.com.au
Finally in production. This tribute gathers a host of bands/artists from around the world to pay tribute to one of the finest power pop bands. Featuring: Bill Lloyd, Off Broadway, Dan Sarka and The Sometimes Why, Donovans Brain (Bobby Sutliff/Dennis Tek), Steven Deal, Devin Hill, The Split Squad, Lannie Flowers, Zombie Western Baby, Mike Dees, The Injured Parties, The Mold Monkies, The Bottle Kids, Vex and The Voxtones, Words, The World Record, The Popdudes, Undecided By Default, The Cheeks and The Broken Rekkids.
Mike Dees will be playing in Mike Viola's usual Wednesday night StageIt slot for a series we're calling "Open Mikeless Wednesdays." This time he will have the full electric band with him. Along with the usual original Southern-fried power pop, he will be performing a secret Mike Viola cover song. We hope you can join us for this pay-what-you-want show. http://www.stageit.com/mike_dees/open_mikeless_wednesday/17829
Stageit is an online venue that allows musicians to stream exclusive LIVE concerts to fans. The vibe is incredibly intimate often featuring performers playing from their homes, directly from their laptop. Here's how it works according to the Stageit folks: Go to http://www.stageit.com/mike_dees/open_mikeless_wednesday/17829 , click signup to set up an account and then click the BUY button.You will then have an opportunity to purchase credits (which Stageit calls "Notes" ; 10 Notes = $1.00). Notes allow you to pay for tickets to see shows and to tip performers during the show. This show is "Pay What You Can," which means you can pay whatever you can afford (minimum 1 Note). Once you have Notes, they can be used for any show! See you on the stage!