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Indie Band Disco Curtis Gear Up for Tour, Release Video

DiscoCurtisDisco Curtis will be supporting Co-Headliners Eye Alaska and Rookie of the Year on tour kicking off on April 8th in Wichita, Kansas.

The independent band recently released their video for their new single “Ashley,” which won MTVU’s The Freshmen and is now in rotation on MTVU.

Disco Curtis was most recently signed to MySpace/Interscope Records and debuted their music video for “Ashley” on MySpace racking in over 44,000 plays its first week.

Today, the band currently performs songs off their debut EP Play With Fire Get Burned which is available now via itunes.

Indie Band Bear Ceuse Setup Tour Dates, Radio Show

BearCeuseGet ready Chicago, Bear Ceuse is hitting the road and playing at Reggie’s Music Joint on Saturday, February 27, 2010. The indie band will also make an appearance on Fearless Radio on Saturday.

After playing a packed show at Arlene’s Grocery in New York, Bear Ceuse is continuing its tour through the states to spread the gospel. Check out their latest song “Zombies,” available for download here, www.westminsterlab.blogspot.com. Or if you want to download the whole EP for free, just leave your email address, and listen risk-free, http://www.westminsterlabs.com/.

Jamie Tworkowski Of To Write Love On Her Arms Wins MTVU Woodie Award

JamieWoodieJamie Tworkowski founder of non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms won the mtvU “Good Woodie” award last night at Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan. Other nominees in the category were Alicia Keys, Jon Legend, Wyclef, Kenna and Ra Ra Riot. The Good Woodie is an award for the artists whose commitment to a social cause has affected the greatest change this year and Jamie was the first non-musician ever to be nominated for a Woodie of any kind.

“Last night was amazing,” says Tworkowski. “It was exciting just to be in the room, an honor to be nominated and then basically unbelievable to win. We value music and the support of the music community so much, and then we’re so excited by the way our message has been embraced by college students. More than anything, this win belongs to our incredible audience. Their passionate voices continue to open surprising doors for us and last night was a big one – the chance to talk about hope and help on MTV.”

Jamie Tworkowski Of To Write Love On Her Arms Nominated For MTVU Woodie Award

twlohaTo Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery and was founded by Jamie Tworkowski in 2006. 
 
Jamie Tworkowski of TWLOHA has been nominated for a 2009 mtvU Woodie Award. He is nominated for the “Good Woodie,” an award for the artists whose commitment to a social cause has affected the greatest change this year. The Sixth Annual Awards Show Will Air On mtvU, MTV, MTV2 and Palladia on Friday, December 4 at 10pm ET. 

To vote for Jamie for the MTVU Good Woodie, please visit: http://www.mtv.com/ontv/woodieawards/2009/good-woodie/. Voting is live now and runs through November 16.   

The Lovely Feathers Lowiza in the Running for mtvU’s Favorite Freshmen Video

thelovelyfeathersFantasy of the Lot was recorded in Montréal’s Studio Plateau with Dan Lagace (Stars, Dears, Death from Above) and features 11 new tracks recorded by the five members – Mark Kupfert, Mark Shortt, Richard Yanofsky, David Buzaglo and Ted Suss.

The band experimented with low cost tape recordings, transformed dining rooms into recording studios and wrote music anytime, anywhere and the resulting album is one which has fans and critics alike talking.

Playboy proclaimed “…they are somehow reminiscent of Vampire Weekend. Or Fugazi playing the twee Sarah Records catalogue” and CMJ praised the new record, calling it “dynamic and expressive.”