COMEDY NEWS: @MauiComedyFest tickets are on sale now!

Tickets to the first annual Maui Comedy Festival are now on sale. Tickets are available online through mauicomedyfestival.com or laughstub.com. Individual ticket prices range between $45 and $75. Two levels of all-access passes are also on sale for $239 and $399.

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is a premier accommodation sponsor of the festival and is offering a hotel festival package for $2200 that includes four nights double occupancy in a in partial ocean view King room, various festival themed amenities and two VIP all-access passes. The Hyatt Regency Festival Package can be purchased exclusively through mauicomedyfestival.com.

The Maui comedy festival will be a three-day, multi-venue event that will host 30 of the funniest and smartest comics performing today, including Hannibal Buress, Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro, Kyle Kinane, and Aisha Tyler.

A complete list of artists as well as festival developments can be found at www.mauicomedyfestival.com or twitter.com/MauiComedyFest

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MUSIC NEWS: GEORGE EZRA INVADES US WITH SINGLE “BUDAPEST”

Breakout UK-based singer-songwriter and guitarist GEORGE EZRA has sailed into the US with his single "Budapest", from his forthcoming US debut album Wanted on Voyage, now impacting radio. "Budapest" is currently the iTunes "Single of the Week," running in the US from Tuesday, August 19th To Monday, August 25th. Download for free on iTunes here (through August 25th): http://smarturl.it/BudapestSOTW
 
Early support has come from SiriusXM. After "Budapest" premiered on the satellite radio network's "YouTube 15" show on Hits 1, the song garnered regular airplay on The Spectrum, Alt Nation, Coffee House and Pulse, as well as a featured interview with Out Q's venerable host Larry Flick.
 
Straight out of the gate press support for George Ezra and "Budapest" has come from a wide range of digital and print media outlets including industry standard Billboard Magazine, as well as tastemaker publications and sites including Stereogum, Bullett Magazine, InStyle, TeenVogue and Nylon Magazine, who deemed the song "…irresistibly catchy" in their summer music issue. Esteemed songwriter and OneRepublic front-man Ryan Tedder named "Budapest" his song of the summer, telling Billboard, "…it's effortless to listen to repeatedly and doesn't sound like anything else."
 
Already a hit in Europe, Ezra first released "Budapest" overseas last autumn, and in just under a year, the song is approaching 40 million streams on Spotify and 16 million views across its two videos on YouTube and VEVO, taking root in the top 10 across multiple European territories. Unsurprisingly with that record, Ezra made the top five of the BBC Sound of 2014.
 
The 21-year-old multi-instrumentalist, who has been called "young in years but old of voice" by The Sunday Times, performed "Budapest," as well as a selection of several other tracks from his forthcoming album Wanted On Voyage at heavily attended private showcases in New York City and Los Angeles.  Fans who were unable to attend shouldn't fret, as George will be back stateside in late September 2014.

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Be sure to pick up ANONYMOUS, the novel that Publishers Weekly hailed as a "well-crafted piece of experimental, voyeuristic fiction..." and "a winning jumble of the gritty, the raw, and the grotesque" at http://www.tanamor.com/p/anonymous.html.
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MUSIC NEWS: AVIATOR RELEASES NEW RECORD, ‘HEAD IN THE CLOUDS, HANDS IN THE DIRT,’ TODAY!

Boston hardcore band Aviator has released their new record, Head In The Clouds, Hands In The Dirt, today via No Sleep Records. The record is currently available for purchase on iTunes and in a variety of formats from No Sleep at https://nosleeprecords.com/product/7290.
 
Additionally, Aviator has partnered with Absolutepunk.net to stream the record in its entirety. Take a listen now at http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=3706633.
 
The record's release comes on the heels of the band's new video for their track "There Was A Light (It Went Out)" which can be viewed at BrooklynVegan.com: http://bit.ly/1y5DUdB.
 
Fans can catch Aviator on tour this fall performing headlining dates along the east coast before joining No Sleep Records' "Death To False Music Tour" with labelmates Rescuer, Seasons Change, The Felix Culpa, In Between and Foreign Tongues. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/aviatorma for additional news and updates.
 
Aviator Tour Dates:
Aug 22 - Philadelphia, PA - TWOB Fest
Aug 23 - Baltimore, MD - Charm City Art Space (w/Lovechild)
Aug 24 - Hammonton, NJ - Dav Post #66 (w/Lovechild)
Aug 25 - New York, NY - Studio at Webster Hall (w/Taking Meds)
Aug 26 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Roboto Project (w/Taking Meds)
Aug 27 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar (w/Taking Meds)
Aug 28 - Binghamton, NY - 36 Seminary (w/Taking Meds)
Aug 29 - Cambridge, MA - Democracy Center (w/Taking Meds)
Aug 30 - Bloomfield, CT - Village Pizza (w/Taking Meds)
Aug 31 - Winooski, VT - North End Studios
 
Death To False Music Tour Dates:
Rescuer, Aviator, Seasons Change
Oct 6 - Dallas, TX - Sons of Herman Hall (Tickets)
Oct 7 - San Antonio, TX - The Korova Basement (Tickets)
Oct 9 - Mesa, AZ - The Underground (Tickets)
Oct 11 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction (Tickets)
Oct 12 - Las Vegas, NV - Eagle Aerie Hall (Tickets)
Oct 13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Sled (Tickets)
Rescuer, Aviator
Oct 16 - Burnsville, MN - The Garage (Tickets)
The Felix Culpa, Rescuer, Aviator, Foreign Tongues(^), In Between(*)
Oct 17 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen (Tickets)
Oct 18 - Lansing, MI - Mac's Bar (Tickets)
Oct 19 - Lakewood, OH - Mahalls (Tickets)
Oct 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose (Tickets)
Oct 21 - New York, NY - No Sleep Records CMJ Showcase
Oct 22 - Boston, MA - Middle East - Upstairs ^ (Tickets)
Oct 23 - Hamden, CT - The Space ^ (Tickets)
Oct 24 - Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary ^ (Tickets)
Oct 25 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery (Tickets)
Oct 26 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter * (Tickets)
Rescuer, Aviator
Oct 28 - Columbia, SC - Foxfield Bar and Grill
The Fest
Oct 31 - Gainesville, FL - The Fest




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Be sure to pick up ANONYMOUS, the novel that Publishers Weekly hailed as a "well-crafted piece of experimental, voyeuristic fiction..." and "a winning jumble of the gritty, the raw, and the grotesque" at http://www.tanamor.com/p/anonymous.html.
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