MUSIC NEWS: PROJECT 86 DEBUTS TITLE TRACK, “KNIVES TO THE FUTURE,” AT LOUDWIRE.COM; NEW ALBUM OUT NOV 11TH

Revered rock band Project 86 will make its monumental return with a powerful new album titled Knives To The Future, which is scheduled for release on November 11th via Team Black Recordings. In preparation for the release, the band has teamed up with Loudwire.com today to unveil their title track, "Knives To The Future." Fans can also pre-order the record now at http://project86.gobigwin.com/.
 
Stream Project 86's new track "Knives To The Future" now, exclusively at Loudwire.com: http://bit.ly/1vHQ8eC
 
Following a highly successful Indiegogo campaign, raising nearly double their initial goal, Project 86 emerged from the studio with their ninth studio album, which picks up where their 2012 record Wait for the Siren ended.
 
"This record is a continuation thematically of where we left off with Wait for the Siren," says vocalist Andrew Schwab.  "It tells the story of a soldier post-battle who has forgotten where he came from or who he is.  The album is about a search for truth and destiny through rediscovering secrets hidden in your past.  Sonically it is heavy, deeply emotional, desperate, and very personal.  I'm very proud of what has been accomplished both with the fans and the music in this recent chapter." 
 
The new track, "Knives To The Future," follows the band's recently released track called "Acolyte March," which stirred up a swarm of buzz about the new record across the Internet. In true Project 86 form, the song promotes hope with a HEAVY dose of sincerity.
 
"Conceptually, this is a song about embracing your past, for better or worse, and realizing you do not have to be defined by it," Schwab adds. "It is about greeting what lies ahead without fear or shame.  Prepared, we brace for anything that comes in our paths."
 
The band will be touring throughout the fall with additional dates to be announced soon.
 
For more information on tour dates and the latest news updates on Project 86 visit project86.com.
 
Knives To The Future Track List:
     1.         Intro
     2.         Spirit of Shiloh
     3.         Acolyte March
     4.         Knives to the Future
     5.         Son of Flame
     6.         Captive Bolt Pistol
     7.         Ambigram
     8.         Genosha
     9.         Pale Rider
   10.         Valley of Cannons
   11.         White Capstone
   12.         Oculus
 
Project 86 Tour Dates:
Oct 23 - Battle Creek, MI - Battle Creek Friends Church
Oct 25 - Shrewsbury, PA - Grace Fellowship Church
Nov 14 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard
Nov 15 - Little Rock, AR - The Rev Room

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COMEDY NEWS: SF SKETCHFEST ANNOUNCES DATES FOR 2015

SF Sketchfest, The San Francisco Comedy Festival, announces dates for the highly anticipated 2015 festival. The internationally-recognized and critically-acclaimed event which features major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world for over two weeks of sketch, improv, stand-up, alternative comedy, films, tributes, music and panel discussions takes place in venues across San Francisco January 22-February 8, 2015.
 
Hailed as "One of America's most respected comedy festivals" by Rolling Stone, "a damn good festival" by Paste Magazine, and praised for hosting a line up that is "bigger, badder, and funnier each year" by 7X7 Magazine, SF Sketchfest offers its audiences the rare opportunity to see their favorite performers in intimate live appearances. You can expect the 14th annual festival will again bring ace comedians, groundbreaking new talent and one-of-a-kind performances to the city.
 
Save The Date! The line-up for SF Sketchfest 2015 will be announced at a free, pre-fest party happening at Doc's Lab (formerly The Purple Onion) on Thursday, December 11. More details tba so stay tuned.
 
Ticket sales begin Sunday, December 14 and are available via www.sfsketchfest.com.
In past years, SF Sketchfest has featured renowned comedy artists such as: Aziz Ansari, Fred Armisen, Marc Maron, Conan O'Brien, Amy Poehler, Paul Reubens, Amy Sedaris, Key & Peele, Tenacious D, Dan Aykroyd, Margaret Cho, David Cross, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Elliott, Reggie Watts, Robin Williams, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Tim Heidecker, Neil Hamburger, Eddie Izzard, Monty Python's Terry Jones, Garry Shandling, Dana Carvey and MANY MORE.
The festival has also hosted film and television stars: Alan Arkin, Will Arnett, Paul Rudd, Danny DeVito, Jon Hamm, Neil Patrick Harris, Candice Bergen, Dick Cavett, Bud Cort, Cloris Leachman, Jason Segel and Gene Wilder; a reunion of the casts of Wet Hot American Summer and Party Down, live podcasts; StarTalk Live, Judge John Hodgman, and Wits, ensemble comedy groups Kids in the Hall, Mr. Show, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The State and Upright Citizens Brigade; and musical guests David Byrne, Ben Gibbard, Aimee Mann, Loudon Wainwright III, Robert Glasper, Nellie McKay, and Michael Penn.
 
Venues include Brava Theater, California Academy of Sciences, Castro Theatre, Cobb's Comedy Club, Doc's Lab, The Eureka Theatre, Kanbar Hall at the JCC, Marines' Memorial Theatre, The Nourse, Punch Line Comedy Club, and Verdi Club.
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MUSIC NEWS: Molly Roth Finds Her Soulful Side With New Single, "Believe Me"

Pin up songbird, Molly Roth is making it her mission to bring the vintage flair back into music with a vengeance, with stride that can clearly be heard in her new single, "Believe Me". Evoking images of film noir scenes while maintaining a memorable modern-day pop sound, Molly Roth has created a new formula for the next big thing. "Believe Me" is now available for download on iTunes.
 
Alluring the listener in with an old school Rhodes keyboard line reminiscent of a classic spy film, the tune opens up into a soundscape of echoing melodic lines and a tight backbeat supported by the drums and bass. "'Believe Me' is a neo-noir inspired gangster ballad," Molly explains. It has an element of mystery and pain, unlike Molly's previous summer-spirited single, "Pin Me Up," proving that Ms. Roth is a diverse new talent. Focusing on storytelling is Molly's forte, making her lyrical material just as critical as the tune itself, a key that has become increasingly rare on the present-day pop music charts. "Believe Me" follows a woman in love with the 'rough around the edges' mysterious type who has her deeply mesmerized, simply with his presence. With help from producer Courtney Ballard, "Believe Me" presented Molly with the platform to both display her range of musical talents, as well as her artistic abilities as a storyteller.
 
Shaping Molly's everyday style and music career is the wide range of art mediums she enjoys, including painting and jewelry design. With classical piano training dating back to the age of six, Molly draws inspiration from a large repertoire of musical influences. Aside from classical training, she has adoration for feminine artists from the 20's through the 50's, as well as modern female artists, including Lana Del Ray and Sia. Merging her many influences, they all converge in an obvious and memorable way in the track, making it instantly addicting.
 
Alongside the release of "Believe Me," Molly Roth spent time taping an intimate performance video at Maeweather Music by utilizing only a piano and her sultry voice. Setting the ambiance with a dimly lit room and a baby grand piano, heights her pure talent as she acoustically dazes the audience. "I wanted to share my music the way I write it and hear it in its rawest form," says Molly. Silhouetted by red lights, Molly pours her heart into the black and white keys laid out before her. Directed by Katrina Stone, the video is now on YouTube and was produced by Molly herself.
 
With features on The Celebrity CafĂ©, Limerence Magazine and Fern TV, Molly Roth is on a path to prove she is way more then just a pretty face. Be sure to download "Believe Me" on iTunes and check out her website at www.MollyRothMusic.com.  
 
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