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Junk Poet teams up with 515 Management


The (515) Management Group's founder, Denny Harvey, announced Monday morning that up and coming Midwest acts JUNK POET and DI-FI have joined the (515) MANAGEMENT roster.

Seminal Iowa artists JUNK POET was a staple of the burgeoning Iowa music scene of the early 90's and a contemporary of internationally renown acts SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR. The band reunited in 2007 and is currently active again for the first time in a decade.

Omaha's Dark Dance renegades DI-FI have steadily developed an interesting niche in the Midwestern Region, bringing their mix of Rock, Industrial, Goth and Dance styles with a shocking twist.

Both bands are actively writing, recording, and performing throughout the Midwest Region.

Harvey describes both bands as, "Hard working, extremely talented acts that the world needs to hear a lot more of. In the case of JUNK POET, these are guys that bring a wealth of talent and songwriting experience to the table. Real veterans. They understand melody and mood. DI-FI brings a different twist and a unique sense of style to their performances. Both bands are very capable and masters of their own respective genres. They're natural additions to the (515) Management Family."

Founded in 2004, the Iowa based (515) Management Group was designed as an alternative for developing Midwestern musical acts and formerly managed Iowa based metal act FACECAGE. Said Harvey at the time; “"There has been a movement throughout the Midwestern United States that has been all but been ignored by the mainstream music industry. Thriving music scene’s like Minneapolis, Omaha, Kansas City, Chicago...the list goes on and on. In Iowa alone there are at least a dozen talented, amazing bands that can't get the time of day from the mainstream labels. It’s wrong, it’s short sighted, and we are going to change it.”"

In 2006, Harvey and SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor, along with FACECAGE, founded the independent record label GREAT BIG MOUTH RECORDS. The label's focus, as was (515) Management's, was on Midwestern acts, artist development and independent promotion. Harvey left the management of FACECAGE and the operations of GREAT BIG MOUTH in 2007, but still develops a limited number of Midwestern acts.

"This is just the beginning folks", Harvey states, "These are definitely two acts to watch."

Visit JUNK POET at: www.junkpoet.net Visit DI-FI at: www.di-fi.com Media inquires: denny@515management.net

Hello 2009!

Thanks everyone who spent New Year's Eve with us, Calous, Dirty Little Rabbits, and of course the DUMFUX at Corey Taylor's Dysfunctional New Year's eve. We're back to writing for our new album that will be out later this year. We have a couple shows coming up in Omaha and KC. We look forward to seeing you soon!