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Rising from the dark and dangerous ashes of the recent ‘Miami’ EP release, British dark-wave/electro/indie act ‘They Called Him Zone’ return with a new free download single and announce a fresh EP will be landing later in 2016.

Once again hatched from their basement studio in Bradford (UK), ‘Just Fall’ is the latest offering and laced with psychedelic edged hypnotic dark wave grooves, electronic beats, raw melodies and the menacingly laid back vocals of TCHZ creator Mik Davis. Described in imaginative terms by the artist – ‘Just Fall’ is the equivalent of ‘having an acid trip in a locked box, in pure darkness whilst been fed Galaxy chocolate through a small mouth hole. Tasty yet constricting’.

The track, which appears on the forthcoming EP ‘Crow Swan Wolf’, features the guitar mayhem of TCHZ’s new arrival and collaborator Steve Malony (Blood Devine/Vicious Cabaret). Steve describes the process of how the song evolved: ‘We shared a bottle of wine at Mik’s one night and he played me the songs he had. It seemed we were moving along similar lines in terms of the sort of music we were interested in making – sultry electronica combined with chewed up modulated guitars. A couple of nights later we went down to his basement studio and laid some guitar on this cool track called Just Fall’.


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Ash of Eden

From Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Ash of Eden

Hailing from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Coming Up metal band Ash of Eden was first born in 2009 as a project created by our vocalist Alex Rivers and guitarist Jsmoke.

As a young band, Ash of Eden struggled with the typical issues that many bands have, and went through many other musicians in thier search for the right team. They fell into a brief hiatus in 2012 and re-emerged in 2014 with the addition of drummer J.W., and hit the scene hard with or without a bassist as they cycled through musicians. They found the last member of the team in early 2016 with the addition of bassist Mike, who added his stylings to Ash of Edens already unique metal sound. Finally whole, Ash of Eden has been on a rampage through AL and neighboring states, playing in front of many varied audiences, and is ready to come rock your town!

Currently recording tracks for our upcoming album “Lost Souls” and about to premier the first single “Magic No More” along with a music video soon.

Next year they have a 2 week tour planned in June that’s currently getting routed.

Upcoming shows:
August 5th – Zydeco – Birmingham, AL

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Marc Iacona and John Nugent, Producers of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival has grown from its start in 2002  — a three-day event that drew 15,000 people. Fifteen years later, we now present nine days of jazz that attracts almost 200,000 people to Rochester, New York.

Marc Iacona and John Nugent

“The arts play a vital role in all parts of our economy, and our health.” – Marc Iacona and John Nugent,producers of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

We’re often asked how we built and sustained what has grown to become one of the leading jazz festivals in the world.

When you make the artistic side work, the business side works too. There’s no one way to do it, but what we have put together works, and people want to come.

Great work, hard work: From the beginning, our goal has been to consistently be the best at what we do. We work hard to be relevant and provide a consistent professional artistic product that enhances the quality of life with in our community.

Art and value: Some of the elements that have been key to our success are the combination of styles and genres that go into the artistic product: The diversity, the international element, combining past elements with new elements and determining what music works for which venue. We are the only jazz festival in the country that focuses on British, Scandinavian and Canadian artists. And our Club Pass enables people to sample a lot of music for a low price.

Feature our community: We are fortunate to produce the festival in a great city. This location, with the serendipity of the venues, people walking from street to street, taking the shuttle, stopping for traffic, makes the festival work.

We create a focus on Rochester for nine days that elevates Rochester in the community, in New York state and throughout the country. As a result, the festival has become a leading contributor to the visibility that Rochester gets.

More venues: Our growth has evolved through the addition of more venues, higher attendance and an increase in sponsor support, which has enabled us to add new stages, and attract bigger name artists, which in turn draw bigger crowds.

Loyal sponsors: Running a multi-venue, multi-day, multi-genre festival, simply could not be done without our sponsorsand their staying power and loyalty.

We have built a top-ranked and rated event that companies and organizations want to associate with and sponsor. They do it for community support, brand opportunities, customer development, as well as quality of life for employees and the community. Their support and association with the festival over a long period of time has been important to the event’s stability.

Our association with Xerox, has helped propel us to a different level of programming and the experience that festival-goers enjoy. Xerox activates its sponsorship with relevant and innovative technologies  in addition to business services.

Easy access: Rochester’s footprint is another contributor to our success. The beauty of our city is its accessibility. People can get to and from multiple venues easily.

Strong relationships: From the beginning, we forged a strong relationship with the renowned Eastman School of Music, which is at the epicenter of the festival, and has multiple venues in close proximity to each other.

Although we are in business, making a positive difference artistically and educationally is important, and has also been a factor in our success. We want to help sustain this art form of jazz, which has influenced the rest of the world. Our commitment to youth, and scholarships to Eastman School, help educate and inspire the next generation. In addition, we feature young musicians from the region in the festival, which may give them a spark and purpose that might turn into a career. That pays it forward.

Keep promises: We continue to strive for consistency of the product, delivering on what we promise, being as good or better, looking for satisfied patrons, and wanting people to feel good about their investment. An example of that confidence is that thousands of people buy club passes before our lineup is announced, because they trust us to deliver a great festival.

Festivals often have a lot of turnover, but ours is very stable.

One of the reasons is that we care for those we work with: the artists, and those to whom we outsource services.

Passion and vision make a difference

Our vision is to continue to be a vital part of the community and align ourselves with those who share our passion. The arts play a vital role in all parts of our economy, and our health. We see it in the faces of people enjoying the festival.

It’s not out of reach for any individual to make a positive difference in our personal lives, business lives and community. It comes down to having a passion, and having a vision. Once you identify that, then make a decision that you’re going to do it no matter what.

When you have that attitude, you know you will have roadblocks, but you have made the commitment.  And that’s what drives us.



Coming Up Music Discoveries and news 7-14-2016

The Dirty Clergy Return With Sophomore Album

The Dirty Clergy, a garage rock-pop band hailing from Winfield, Alabama, have released Rattlesnake, their second full length album.

The group’s sophomore effort has a little bit of something for everyone, from the fervent vocals to the harmonic hooks and gritty energy.

With its catchy melody and rock and roll spirit, the lead single “All I Need” will certainly leave you hooked.

You can check out The Dirty Clergy’s music and find links to the band’s social media through their website (



Avindale Release Second EP Time Frames

Alternative-pop group Avindale recently released their second EP Time Frames which features a blend of spacey grooves, dreamy synths and haunting beats.

The band’s lead single “Where The Light Shines Most” offers a taste of what listeners can expect on the new EP.

You can check out Avindale’s music and find links to the band’s social media through their website (



Jonny Carroll Premieres Lyric Video For Catchy New Single

Singer-songwriter Jonny Carroll has unveiled a lyric video for the title track of his debut album Leaving On The Light.

Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Carroll’s first full length release came from a dark moment in his life.

“Most of this album was written just after an abandoned wedding engagement, and I found myself wandering the streets of the UK for a couple of winter months trying to make sense of it,” Carroll said. “The songs are very pop in melody, but folk in narrative.”

You can check out Carroll’s music and find links to his social media through his website (



Breaker Novogratz Unveils New Single and Music Video

Breaker Novogratz has followed up his pop inspired debut hit “Family” with a brand new single called “Home” and an accompanying music video.

World famous guitarist and composer Hernan Romero joins Novogratz on the new single, providing a mature and thoughtful backdrop to the young singer’s soothing vocals.

The video for “Home” was shot on the palm-fringed coast of Transcoso, Brazil.

You can check out Novogratz’s music on his Facebook page (




Chasing Down Sunset, an upbeat pop punk quintet from central Jersey. Their new EP, “A Proper Introduction,” is being released on 7/18

Chasing Down Sunset


Chasing Down Sunset was originally started by childhood friends Jill Beckett and Dan McCool, who would casually jam to covers together in Jill’s garage in like 2014.  By Spring 2015, the pair decided it was time to buckle down and commence a serious search to find more musicians to collaborate with. After cycling through a few personnel changes, the band was rounded out with the addition of Zion Dixon on guitar, Richie Mandanici on lead vocals, and James Gougeon on bass. With no desire to aim themselves in a particular genre at first, Jill matched her catchy hooks and relatable lyrics with the upbeat instrumentals that Dan, Zion, and herself were creating, culminating in an original brand of energetic pop punk with their own unique tones.  Shortly thereafter, in June of 2015 the group released their debut EP “And A Step Forward”, selling over 200 copies and cementing them as a new face on the scene that should not be taken lightly. In an effort to further their sound, the band evolved again to bring in Jimmy Fasulo taking over the lead vocal position in addition to bringing a new, more sophisticated lyrical style, and Ryan Ross taking over bass duties. With the help of producer Rob Chiarappa (The Stolen), the zealous quintet put their heads together to create their sophomore effort, “A Proper Introduction,” poised for release in July 2016. With big plans and an average age of 16, Chasing Down Sunset is sticking the course to take over the New Jersey music scene and beyond.


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“A Proper Introduction” EP – July, 15th, 2016

Written by: Jill Beckett, Jimmy Fasulo, Dan McCool, Zion Dixon, and Ryan Ross.

Recorded at: Cannon Found Soundation & Noisy Cricket Studios

Produced by: Rob Chiarappa


Single: “Dear You” *RERELEASE* – July, 5th 2016 (original version – June 24th, 2015)

Written by: Jill Beckett

Recorded at: Noisy Cricket Studios

Produced by: Rob Chiarappa


Single off ‘A Proper Introduction’ EP: “Words / Phrases” – July 15th, 2016

Written by: Jill Beckett, Jimmy Fasulo, and Dan McCool

Recorded at: Noisy Cricket Studios

Produced by: Rob Chiarappa


Single off ‘A Proper Introduction’ EP: “Copper Pulse” – July 15th, 2016

Written by: Jimmy Fasulo

Recorded at: Noisy Cricket Studios

Produced by: Rob Chiarappa


Single off ‘A Proper Introduction’ EP: “Positivity In Transit” – July 15th, 2016

Written by: Jimmy Fasulo & Jill Beckett

Recorded at: Noisy Cricket Studios

Produced by: Rob Chiarappa


“And A Step Forward” EP – June 30th, 2015

Written by: Jill Beckett, Richie Mandanici, Dan McCool, and Zion Dixon

Recorded at: Noisy Cricket Studios

Produced by: Rob Chiarappa




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Jimmy Fasulo – Vocals

Jill Beckett – Guitar/Vocals

Dan McCool – Drums

Ryan Ross – Bass

Zion Dixon – Guitar


Tomb in Giza Pyramid is protected by a ‘primitive machine’ built by the ancient Egyptians

Léa Surugue,International Business Times ONC UK 

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Be Somebody- Share this New Music Video “Our Time” From Positive Hip Hop Artist “Ahmen”

“Music and art inspire us. They can move us to tears. They should move us to action. This is Troublemaker hip-hop”. Ahmen

They say it’s far harder to frown than it is to smile and we are dam convinced it’s a hell of a lot harder to write music and and poetry with a positive message than a negative one – especially in light of current events. That said, positive hip hop artist Ahmen must be one of the strongest men to come up on the music scene in quiet a while.  The track and new music video “Our Time,” offers an inspirational message of hope that people, when united, can work together to solve racial and social conflict in modern America.

The song is rich in lyrics and deep in meaning and  is beautifully choreographed with  between Ahmen and powerful background singer Jos J who’s choruses and hooks compel the hardest of listeners to  believe in the power of  love and unity.

“Our Time” features is the first single from Ahmen’s forthcoming album, due out later this summer.

Please share this song with your friends and family and do your part in stopping the violence.

#besomebody #troublemaker







Coming Out About Coming Up


I have been publishing internet platforms  for almost 20 years . Back in the early days of the internet, websites and online marketing and publishing  was new and fresh and we really did not know what to make of it, in fact few would guess it would take over every aspect of our lives.

I recall the very first time some even used the word “World Wide Web”. It was when we were still using 286 computers and web-browsers were still being developed. For me it was like discovering a “New World” and would use that phrase “New World” to eventually launch one of my early websites. My first website platform was called New World Builders and I used that term because I felt we were on the verge of a virtual New World. I even used the sub-title, The New World Wide Web.

So convinced was was I of the possibilities of the internet that I sold everything I had, sometimes gave it away, and “retired” into a world dark and creative, to continue to pursue my dream to build a world wide web platform that would compel and challenge readers to look beyond themselves and to discover a new world themselves. A second platform I worked on was my ‘Dreamland” sites which embodied my creative bent and where I published a series of short stories and personal prose and romantic poetry that gave me way to vent my deepest thoughts and reflections about “this, that and the other thing”.

All in I would eventually manage to develop many websites and create thousands of pages of new and regurgitated content some of which had to do with building materials, indoor air quality, books,  art, clothing, cool home products, dating, high speed trains, and many others.

If I was ever asked “Why”, I suppose I would have to respond, because I felt and still feel  that the internet has allowed the average Joe a way to express, create, build, discover and invest of themselves as well reach audiences across the globe to promote and share. At no other time in history has one been able to create and share music, poetry, writing, stories, etc. in such a accessible way. This is evidenced now by the millions of personal blogs and websites that are published across the internet. Today anyone can write a book, pen a short story, build an art blog, upload and share their music, create and share a music video or many other things for virtually for free.

Coming Up Magazine is presently the only current project in development and originates from my earlier work and writings. “Coming Up” was a term I heard many years ago when people would come across something that they wanted and in some instances they either took or stole. Since then “Coming Up” has transformed into a more conventional definition meaning more “Up and Coming” or as many of you know, “Coming Up” as in up next. Today “Coming Up” is used thousands of times a day on TV and the Radio to announce what’s next.

Coming Up Magazine is a music and entertainment oriented website.  I was inspired to create one day after talking with my son about fundamental business and life practices. My point that day was to explain that instead of just being a writer or a photographer or an artist, be a publisher. Why write a story or book and hope that someone will pick it up.  Publish your book or story or promote your music yourself. Don’t rely on others, I told my son, to help you succeed.

A second reason I developed it was to help my daughter promote her music. As an independent band member and singer

Today, Coming Up Magazine is about new bands and musicians on the come up. People, places and things on the verge of coming up and on the road to success.  It’s also an extension of my original writings called “Coming Up – A Street Wise Guide Through Life, Learning and Love”.

For me personally, Coming Up is the transformation we all must make to improve ourselves and to become all that we are capable of becoming, individually and globally if we are to survive as a species and as a planet.

Years ago I began writing and creating – at the time while in College – and used this old Brother digital typewriter – and I have never stopped.  Writing and creating pushes the brain to stay sharp and creative. It also forces us to evaluate ourselves and our opinions. For me publishing and editing reviews and stories for Coming Up Magazine forces me to listen to music that I would not do otherwise. It keeps me fresh and open minded to younger people and their art.

Won’t you join me on this journey to become and to Come Up?


Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump

Why it’s time for a Trump revolution

Reprinted from the New York Times

My friends are worried about me. They insist something is not right and suggest prayer, counseling, even rehab. “Take a break,” they urge. “Get away for a few days and clear your head.”

They are wise and kind, and it would be foolish to dismiss their concerns. Truth be told, there are moments when I doubt myself. Am I making a huge mistake? Am I losing my mind?

Perhaps I am. My friends say that’s the only possible explanation for the fact that I might support Donald Trump for president.

The insanity defense is all that’s left now that the smart set has declared that it’s immoral and indecent to even think about voting for Trump. OK, call me immoral and indecent as well as crazy, because I’m thinking about it.

It’s been a long road to get here. When Trump’s name first popped up, I joked about moving to Canada. When he launched his campaign, I cursed him, certain he was going to create a circus just when Republicans finally had a strong field of candidates.

I was intrigued by many of them, starting with Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Scott Walker and Jeb Bush. Others I admired while believing they wouldn’t get far — Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, Ben Carson, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki and Carly Fiorina.

I like those Republicans even though I’m a registered Democrat, just not that kind of Democrat. I voted for President Obama in 2008, believing he meant it when he said no red states, no blue states, only the United States. The barrier he broke added to his appeal.

Six months later, I was off the bus. It was already clear Obama had no intention of building a consensus on anything, although few realized he would be such a radical and partisan polarizer. He may love America, but doesn’t seem to like actual Americans. Other than himself, of course.

With the world on fire thanks to his abdication of global leadership, and with the home front nervous and angry, the 2016 race couldn’t come soon enough. I hoped a Democrat would emerge who realized that Obama had set us on a course that was dangerous and unsustainable, with our ­national debt exceeding $18 trillion.

Clearly, neither Bernie Sanders nor Hillary Clinton is that Dem, though I’ll vote for Sanders in the New York primary just to send her a message.

Following Obama, Clinton’s election would be a calamity. She would be beholden to him, and unable to shift much from his disastrous policies. And who knows what she really believes?


Besides, if the Clintons are rewarded with the White House again, it would be impossible to demand honesty from any public official in America. She’s thoroughly corrupt and, in the memorable words of the late William Safire, a “congenital liar.” Voting for her is a give up on the future.

So I’m stuck with Republicans, but my favorites were rejected, with only Kasich surviving by a thread. Frankly, I don’t blame voters. They’ve had it with vanilla men who play nice and quietly lose elections. If the nominee is another Mitt Romney, Clinton would win in a landslide.

As noted, I do admire Cruz, but he strikes me as more Barry Goldwater than Ronald Reagan. He’s whip smart, but too rigid ideologically and personally joyless. If I were president, I would nominate him for the Supreme Court in hopes he could fill Antonin Scalia’s shoes as the leading constitutionalist.

Which leaves only Donald J. Trump. He’s weird, erratic and I have no idea what he will say or do next. His nasty put-downs of rivals and journalists, especially Megyn Kelly, diminish him. His policies are as detailed as bumper stickers and his lack of knowledge about complex issues scares me.

If he weren’t the GOP front-runner, the gaps in his game would make it easy to dismiss him. But dismissing him requires dismissing the concerns of the 7.5 million people who have voted for him. That I can’t do.

My gut tells me much of the contempt for Trump reflects contempt for his working-class white support. It is one prejudice gentry liberals and gentry conservatives share.

It is perhaps the last acceptable bigotry, and you can see it expressed on any primetime TV program. The insults don’t all seem good-natured to me. I grew up in central Pennsylvania, surrounded by the kind of people supporting Trump, and I sympathize with their worsening plight.

For generations, they went all in for the American dream. Their families fought the wars, worked in the factories, taught school, coached Little League and built a middle-class culture. Now they are abandoned and know it.

Nobody speaks for them. The left speaks for the unions, the poor and the nonwhite, even shedding tears for illegal immigrants and rioters and looters. The GOP speaks for the Chamber of Commerce, big business and Wall Street.

Trump alone is bringing many of these forgotten Americans into the political system, much as Obama did with millennials and black voters. Trump has done it with full-frontal attacks on lopsided trade deals and a broken immigration system. His message is a potent brew of populism and nationalism that reaches across the partisan divide, and the public response is stirring the country.

In fact, many who despise Trump concede he is right that globalization and the open-border flood of cheap labor, while benefitting many Americans, has hurt many others. But instead of working to fix a broken status quo, many on the left and right echo each other’s venomous attacks against him. One day he is Mussolini, the next he’s Hitler, and he’s routinely accused of hate speech and racism.

What is his great sin? Breaking the taboo about what ails the middle class? Daring to challenge a power system that only pretends to have the consent of the governed?

The shame is that others didn’t beat him to it.

For his chutzpah, tens of millions of dollars are being poured into attack ads against Trump, and the urgent blue-nosed concerns about dark pools of money in politics have vanished. As long as he’s the target, all is fair.

Often, the avalanche of sludge against Trump looks and sounds like a reactionary confederacy fighting to keep its power and privileges. Naturally, the mainstream ­media is slashing away.

A Washington Post editorial claims that stopping Trump is the only way to “defend our democracy.” In other words, those troublesome voters are the problem.

A New York Times columnist raised the prospect of assassination. Sure, it was a joke. Make that joke about Obama or Clinton and see who laughs.

I would be delighted to support a more conventional candidate who has Trump’s courage and appeal, but we don’t always get to pick our revolutionaries. And make no mistake, Donald Trump is leading a political revolution that is long overdue.


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