One Pretty Minute hit the road AGAIN in support of the 2nd single of their 2012 release, Addict.
Sat 03/01/14 Chicago, IL The Bird's Nest Sat 03/08/14 Louisville, KY Third Street Dive Sun 03/09/14 Knoxville, TN Long Branch Saloon Mon 03/10/14 Birmingham, AL The Nick Thu 03/13/14 Fort Worth, TX The Aardvark Sat 03/15/14 Austin, TX Various Venues Sat 03/15/14 Fort Worth, TX The Grotto Sun 03/16/14 St. Louis, MO Blank Space Mon 03/17/14 Springfield, MO The OBEC Tue 03/18/14 Topeka, KS Boobie Trap Bar Thu 03/20/14 Chicago, IL Goose Island Fri 03/21/14 Indianapolis, IN Rock House Fri 05/09/14 Indianapolis, IN Birdy's Sat 05/10/14 Columbus, OH O'Sheckys Live
The Mighty Swine move back into the Top 25 with their video for LUST on Roxwel's Metal Chart for week ending Feb. 22.
One Pretty Minute's latest single, Killswitch, debuted at #94 on the a United Kingdom's Top !00 New Rock releases per Rockadia.com (powered by iTunes) week end Feb. 7, 2014.
Hailing from Columbus, Ohio (a short, 2 1/2 drive for me!) and with two releases to their credit so far (2011's "The System" EP released on MyPixo records and 2012's "Addict" released on Cincinnati, Ohio-based Broad Horizon Records) we have the four-piece collective known as One Pretty Minute. Formed back in 2008, with (some) influences such as Sevendust, Nine Inch Nails, Breaking Benjamin, Alkaline Trio and (supposedly) Depeche Mode(!) being held responsible for all of the racket these guys make, the band just recently released this single off of the "Addict" release. Now, usually it would make sense for a group, one (reportedly) aimed at fans of Taproot, Nonpoint, Shinedown, Trapt, & Eye Empire like this Ohio act or not, to release a single in advance of a new recording or at least around the same time as when said recording came out. As "Addict" is from back in 2012 I admit that I am scratching my head a bit on this one, but, with a new full-length release supposedly being prepped for sometime in 2014 releasing a radio rocker like "Killswitch" now isn't the worst idea in the world (and trust me on that one as I've had more then my fair share of them as of late LOL!). Along with the previously released 2013 single "Hurt You", which truly seems aimed at FM radio rock stations nation-wide (and for good reason as it's well-crafted and executed!), that makes two singles off of one six-track release in "Addict". Based on the strength of both cuts though maybe I'll have to do some snooping around and secure "Addict" for further mention here at Heavy Metal Time Machine. That's a topic for later on though so what of "Killswitch" anyway? As stated in the accompanying promo material it's "aimed at fans of Taproot, Nonpoint, Shinedown, Trapt, & Eye Empire". I'd throw in Sevendust fans to and anyone who thinks that modern rock radio urgently needs alternatives to the whats passing for harder-edge rock these days. Admittedly I'm out of the loop on that one as the only times such stations (the ones that would play such horrible noise pollution) are played around me is when I'm feeling generous with my car radio (which usually involves my own teenagers and their like-minded friends) or when I'm out in public with no choice in the matter! Otherwise I still to the original purveyors of heavy and hard rock, but I'm getting off track a bit here so let's swerve back across the road to the nice and crunchy "Killswitch". Available wherever fine rock and roll is sold (meaning this one can be found on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Last FM, etc.) "Killswitch" is enough to wet my appetite for more One Pretty Minute so I'll have to try to keep an eye peeled for this Ohio act as well. With so many eyes now looking out for so many bands (here in the U.S. or worldwide!) I'm likely to get all cross-eyed, but when you're always trying to find new indie and underground acts to cover those kinds of things happen!
The Mighty Swine enlist new guitarist, Stacey Donahue, and drummer, Rory Faciane, for the recording of their newest release due out March 2014 featuring 10 new Swine songs and 1 awesome remake of a heavy metal classic. This new lineup is more progressive and modern than anything youve heard from Skimmerhorn yet. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, check out the older stuff on Touchtunes Jukeboxes, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, YouTube, etc.
Columbus OH Touring band, One Pretty Minute, to play Dysfunctionfest in Connellsville PA June 15 with Circle 7 & others
For more information, check out the official webpage at: http://www.dysfunctionfest.com/
Columbus OH Touring band, One Pretty Minute to play the Heart of Texas Rockfest Mar 16 in Austin TX.
The Heart of Texas Quadruple Bypass Music Festival aka Heart of Texas Rockfest features some of the best indie artists from across America and beyond.
Launched in March 2000, the first Heart of Texas Quadruple Bypass Music Festival started humbly with one venue and sixteen bands in downtown Austin. Now in its 14th year, the 2013 Heart of Texas Rock Fest will boast hundreds of indie acts in several nightclubs and bars and also on our enormous downtown outdoor stages. Motivated by the desire to support and promote the best yet-to-be discovered talent rising from the burgeoning Texas alternative rock scene, the event is strategically scheduled to coincide with Austin's annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Media, Film and Music Festival. Last year over 40,000 rockers came to our showcases!
Over 30,000 entertainment professionals and 200,000 people are expected to attend the ten days of interactive multi media, film, and music events, conferences, and trade shows in Austin. The 14th annual Heart of Texas Quadruple Bypass provides one more good excuse for music industry executives and cutting edge indie bands to come to Austin in March.
One Pretty Minute were signed to Broad Horizon Records in early 2012, releasing the EP 'Addict' featuring the single 'Hurt You' which is gaining airplay internationally as well as enjoying airplay on KHRN (dallas) & 99.7 The Blitz (Columbus).
OPM completed a successful fall tour in 2012 and are gearing up for their 'Addict 2013 Tour' before hitting the spring/summer festival circuit.
Hard Rock veterans THE MIGHTY SWINE were nominated for a Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the Hard Rock Category for 2013.
The annual celebration of Greater Cincinnati’s rich music scene commences with the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEAs), and is a very prestigious event for the Greater Cincinnati Tri State area, and all the musicians who make up the Cincinnati Music Scene.
The 16th annual CEA ceremony will be held at Covington’s Madison Theater on Jan. 27, featuring more live performances than ever and first-time host Ted Clark, known for his monthly “live chat show” Ted Clark After Dark. Ted will present a special edition of Ted Clark After Dark at the after-party, this year held at The Loft, just around the corner from the Madison and above Tickets (the former home to the Rock club Radio Down). The after-party will also include the annual “Trashies,” presented by members of local Indie Pop legends The Fairmount Girls and honoring the best/worst/weirdest-dressed CEA attendees.
Visit citybeat.com this Friday to begin voting for your favorites. (The Critical Achievement awards will again be determined by the CEA nominating committee, a collective of local music experts that includes club owners, promoters, radio hosts, writers and others.)
The Mighty Swine return to the #1 spot on Roxwel's Rock Chart (http://www.roxwel.com/topvideos.php?genre=rock) for week ending DEC. 8 while maintaining their #2 spot on the Roxwel's Metal Chart (http://www.roxwel.com/topvideos.php?genre=metal) behind Bullet for My Valentine and right above Megadeth.
The video for LUST came out in April 2012 and has gained over 20,000 views on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rkJSP-QvcU) and held top spots on Roxwel's Rock AND Metal Charts since.
LUst ? Pagan Holiday / Sand Vein / Love Dies ALL available for digital download via iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, more as well as streaming on Rhapsody and Spotify.
Pittsburgh Pa's THE HAWKEYES make Napster's Top & Trending List with their video for Dalene in Vain.
Shot live by a fan in Lawrenceburg IND 'Dalene in Vain' is from the upcoming album GOODBYE AMERICANA due out March 2013 on Broad Horizon Records.
To check out the video, click link and scroll down about 5-7 videos.