Old Dominion

Old Dominion
Event on 2016-10-14 20:30:00
with Steve Moakler
Old Dominion may be best known as a nickname for the Commonwealth of Virginia, but the moniker is set to become synonymous with great country music if the five members of Old Dominion have their way.Tipped by Billboard, Rolling Stone and Huffington Post as a 2015 band to watch, Old Dominion brings their spirited take on modern country to their RCA Nashville debut, Meat and Candy. While undeniably country, the songs sparkle with clever lyrics, innovative instrumentation, genre-busting arrangements and finger-popping melodies. Even the album's title alludes to the set's versatility. "When we first sat down to pick songs for the album, we had a lot of sing-a-long, fun, 'candy' songs," says lead singer Matthew Ramsey. "We decided we needed to show our more serious side a little too. We needed 'meat' songs. We needed meat AND candy."The debut single/Top 10 hit, "Break up With Him," features Ramsey's seductive spoken verses bolstered by a spiky electric guitar line. Elsewhere on the diverse set, an early romance gets revisited on wistful, nostalgic "Nowhere Fast," while on "'Til It's Over," an eager suitor is willing to go with the flow.If fans aren't yet familiar with the quintet's vibrant sound, they have heard the members' collective handiwork as songwriters on hits for Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, and The Band Perry, among others.In today's world of prefabricated bands put together by producers and acts discovered via reality TV, Old Dominion stands out as a group that formed authentically through the members' shared love of music and songwriting. They paid their dues mile after mile; a band of brothers in the truest sense.Even their name attests to their shared roots. Four of the five members have connections to Virginia: Ramsey and drummer Whit Sellers met in middle school around Roanoke. Sellers then became friends with guitarist Brad Tursi and bassist Geoff Sprung at Harrisonburg's James Madison University. Separately, they wound their way to Nashville as songwriters, performers and/or sessions players, eventually meeting up with Detroit-raised multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen. As they continued pursuing their individual songwriting and session work, Tursi, Sprung, Rosen and Sellers served as Ramsey's backing band."It was kind of this organic thing," Sprung recalls. "The band was doing as much as we could while pursuing other stuff and it hit a point where things got busy enough that we said, 'We have to give this an honest go."After toiling under various names, the band came up with Old Dominion in 2007. "It was a struggle to come up with a name that reflected our Virginia ties," Sprung says. We tried state birds, state flowers, and every reference. We assumed there was already a band called Old Dominion, but when we Googled it, all we got was a vet service."Old Dominion became road warriors, playing close to 200 dates a year with the help and set-up of Morris Higham Management who manages and books the band. With the direction of Old Dominion's new found partnership with their management company it wasn't long until the band attracted the attention of John Marks, SiriusXM's head of country music programming, who starting playing the band's music on The Highway channel in 2013."He was a big supporter," Ramsey says. "We were this little band handing out free EPs, playing in the south to nobody and then, suddenly, we had a national audience. We could go to the west coast and people would know our music."Old Dominion showcased for record labels, but the timing wasn't yet right. That all changed with "Break Up With Him," the one song on Meat and Candy written by all five members. The Highway began playing the song and then terrestrial radio stations also started to give it a spinan almost unheard of feat for an unsigned band."The songwriting success started to fuel the band," Rosen says. "That helped us get taken seriously. It all started to snowball together. People were paying attention."Word of Old Dominion's growing popularity got back to RCA, who signed the group In March. "We were so busy on the road that we had to sign the deal at baggage claim at the Nashville airport," Ramsey says. "We landed, signed the contract, and took off again."Their hectic tour schedule made finding time to write, much less record, challenging. They wrote with each other and then would bring other songwriters on the tour bus to collaborate as they moved from town to town.In addition to headlining their own dates, Old Dominion were handpicked to open for Kenny Chesney on this summer's blockbuster Big Revival Tour and have already been pegged for his 2016 outing. They learned from the superstar on and off stage. "We're trying to figure out as we grow, how we can model after him," Sprung say. "The energy level he delivers is phenomenal. We watched backstage every night. There's no lull."Once in the studio, Old Dominion nabbed their pal Shane McAnally, best known for his work with Kacey Musgraves and Sam Hunt, to produce Meat and Candy since he had already worked on an EP they released through Nashville indie Thirty Tigers (Songs from that self-titled set have been streamed more than 24 million times on Spotify). They grabbed time whenever they could, including recording five songs in one daya feat that might be daunting for other bands, but given their demo and session work experience, it was a snap. They have nothing but praise for McAnally. "Shane's really able to hone in on what works for a song and by the end come out with this perfect mixture of the best of all of it," Sellers says. "He also wasn't afraid to propel the band to its absolute best or call them out," Sellers adds. "He'd say, 'This is good' or 'This is the worst thing. We're never going to do it again.' And we'd agree."That effort included re-working songs right in the studio and not being afraid to throw away the demo version. "There was one particular song, 'Crazy, Beautiful, Sexy.' Every time we'd record it, Shane would say, let's forget about the demo and do something different. And it came out so cool," says Tursi, of the up-tempo love song. "It would never have ever come out that way if he hadn't pushed us."Unlike many Nashville artists who record with session players instead of their touring bands, Old Dominion played almost every note on Meat and Candy themselves. "That's something we're really proud of and want people to know," Sellers says. "The only session musicians we brought in were for keyboard and an acoustic guitar player."The band strived for authenticity over perfection. "Whatever skills we have and any limitations we might have come together in this band," Ramsey says. "If we'd brought in studio musicians, they'd do a fine job, but it wouldn't sound like us. We have friendship, chemistry and history." Pair those with undeniable songwriting chops and musicianship to spare, and prepare to watch Old Dominion bring a new excitement to country music.

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MERCURY RISING 2016 – Norfolk

MERCURY RISING 2016 – Norfolk
Event on 2016-09-25 13:00:00
*Sign up directly on our WEBSITE and use promo code EVENTBRITE to save 15% on your registration! Sign up HERE. WHERE WILL YOUR FEET TAKE YOU IN 2016?  We are looking for runners, walkers and joggers of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels to join us on a journey to Mercury in 2016!  Log your miles and they will be added to our total miles as a group.  Let's log enough miles to get to Mercury!  You will move up the Moon Jogger rankings as you log more and more miles! Thousands of people worldwide have joined the challenge. Will you? “We will laugh with you, cry with you, comfort you, bolster you, praise you, give you pointers, answer your questions, celebrate with you, mourn with you.. we don’t HAVE to actually see your face to care. And knowing that we all care will make the paths we share smoother, easier and more fun!!”  -Carolyn Guhman, New Orleans         Sign up now! FULL FLEDGED participants will receive: Official Mercury Rising T-Shirt Mercury Window Decal & bib Mercury Rising Welcome Letter  Mercury Rising Participant's Medal 25% off all of our virtual races for 2016 Your own personal mileage log on our website Once a month, we will be drawing two to three names of paid participants and will be sending them a special Moon Jogger Care Package!  This could include new running shoes, running gear, gift cards, etc.  When you sign up there will be a place where you can fill out your Runner's Wish List and if we draw your name we'll see what we can do for you! We will also have other fun contests throughout the year, with great prizes, so be sure to join the Moon Jogger Facebook Group Page Participants that choose the MEDAL ONLY option will receive: Everything the full option will receive, besides the T-shirt. Participants may also choose the DECAL ONLY option and receive: Everything the full option will receive, besides the T-shirt and medal.     *A portion of all of the registration fees will be donated to one of our favorite charities: SOLES 4 SOULS!  For every donated, Soles 4 Souls is able to give one pair of shoes to someone who needs them.  Our goal is to raise ,000 with this event, which means we could help give 10,000 a pair of much needed shoes! How amazing is that!?! *All shipping costs included in registration. You will receive one shipment at the beginning of our mission (January 2016)  with your t-shirt and other goodies. Medals will be shipped out at the end of the year (December 2016)! Just like you get your medal at the end of a marathon, your medal will be shipped out at the end. Shipping costs are included in your participation fee. (Participants outside of the USA will be charged extra for shipping). Just to make things clear: ALL MEDALS WILL SHIP OUT AT THE END OF THE YEAR (DECEMBER 2016).  Everything else will be sent out at the beginning of January.   How It Works: 1. You sign up and set a goal for how many miles you will run in 2016 and which ranking you will achieve. 2. During the year you log your miles on our website. You’ll move up the rankings as you reach your goal. 3. Along with achieving your personal goal, all of your miles contribute to our grand total of miles to get to Mars! *Check out the OFFICIAL RULES HERE (find out how to include biking and swimming miles too) *SCROLL DOWN TO SEE SIZING CHARTS FOR OFFICIAL SHIRTS   CHECK OUT OUR AMAZING VIRTUAL RACES HERE!       Sizing Charts for WOMEN'S, ADULT'S and YOUTH Shirts

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MERCURY RISING 2016 – Columbia

MERCURY RISING 2016 – Columbia
Event on 2016-09-25 13:00:00
*Sign up directly on our WEBSITE and use promo code EVENTBRITE to save 15% on your registration! Sign up HERE. WHERE WILL YOUR FEET TAKE YOU IN 2016?  We are looking for runners, walkers and joggers of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels to join us on a journey to Mercury in 2016!  Log your miles and they will be added to our total miles as a group.  Let's log enough miles to get to Mercury!  You will move up the Moon Jogger rankings as you log more and more miles! Thousands of people worldwide have joined the challenge. Will you? “We will laugh with you, cry with you, comfort you, bolster you, praise you, give you pointers, answer your questions, celebrate with you, mourn with you.. we don’t HAVE to actually see your face to care. And knowing that we all care will make the paths we share smoother, easier and more fun!!”  -Carolyn Guhman, New Orleans         Sign up now! FULL FLEDGED participants will receive: Official Mercury Rising T-Shirt Mercury Window Decal & bib Mercury Rising Welcome Letter  Mercury Rising Participant's Medal 25% off all of our virtual races for 2016 Your own personal mileage log on our website Once a month, we will be drawing two to three names of paid participants and will be sending them a special Moon Jogger Care Package!  This could include new running shoes, running gear, gift cards, etc.  When you sign up there will be a place where you can fill out your Runner's Wish List and if we draw your name we'll see what we can do for you! We will also have other fun contests throughout the year, with great prizes, so be sure to join the Moon Jogger Facebook Group Page Participants that choose the MEDAL ONLY option will receive: Everything the full option will receive, besides the T-shirt. Participants may also choose the DECAL ONLY option and receive: Everything the full option will receive, besides the T-shirt and medal.     *A portion of all of the registration fees will be donated to one of our favorite charities: SOLES 4 SOULS!  For every donated, Soles 4 Souls is able to give one pair of shoes to someone who needs them.  Our goal is to raise ,000 with this event, which means we could help give 10,000 a pair of much needed shoes! How amazing is that!?! *All shipping costs included in registration. You will receive one shipment at the beginning of our mission (January 2016)  with your t-shirt and other goodies. Medals will be shipped out at the end of the year (December 2016)! Just like you get your medal at the end of a marathon, your medal will be shipped out at the end. Shipping costs are included in your participation fee. (Participants outside of the USA will be charged extra for shipping). Just to make things clear: ALL MEDALS WILL SHIP OUT AT THE END OF THE YEAR (DECEMBER 2016).  Everything else will be sent out at the beginning of January.   How It Works: 1. You sign up and set a goal for how many miles you will run in 2016 and which ranking you will achieve. 2. During the year you log your miles on our website. You’ll move up the rankings as you reach your goal. 3. Along with achieving your personal goal, all of your miles contribute to our grand total of miles to get to Mars! *Check out the OFFICIAL RULES HERE (find out how to include biking and swimming miles too) *SCROLL DOWN TO SEE SIZING CHARTS FOR OFFICIAL SHIRTS   CHECK OUT OUR AMAZING VIRTUAL RACES HERE!       Sizing Charts for WOMEN'S, ADULT'S and YOUTH Shirts

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Ranking – Guerra tendrán


Ranking – Guerra tendrán

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MERCURY RISING 2016 – Fargo

MERCURY RISING 2016 – Fargo
Event on 2016-09-24 13:00:00
*Sign up directly on our WEBSITE and use promo code EVENTBRITE to save 15% on your registration! Sign up HERE. WHERE WILL YOUR FEET TAKE YOU IN 2016?  We are looking for runners, walkers and joggers of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels to join us on a journey to Mercury in 2016!  Log your miles and they will be added to our total miles as a group.  Let's log enough miles to get to Mercury!  You will move up the Moon Jogger rankings as you log more and more miles! Thousands of people worldwide have joined the challenge. Will you? “We will laugh with you, cry with you, comfort you, bolster you, praise you, give you pointers, answer your questions, celebrate with you, mourn with you.. we don’t HAVE to actually see your face to care. And knowing that we all care will make the paths we share smoother, easier and more fun!!”  -Carolyn Guhman, New Orleans         Sign up now! FULL FLEDGED participants will receive: Official Mercury Rising T-Shirt Mercury Window Decal & bib Mercury Rising Welcome Letter  Mercury Rising Participant's Medal 25% off all of our virtual races for 2016 Your own personal mileage log on our website Once a month, we will be drawing two to three names of paid participants and will be sending them a special Moon Jogger Care Package!  This could include new running shoes, running gear, gift cards, etc.  When you sign up there will be a place where you can fill out your Runner's Wish List and if we draw your name we'll see what we can do for you! We will also have other fun contests throughout the year, with great prizes, so be sure to join the Moon Jogger Facebook Group Page Participants that choose the MEDAL ONLY option will receive: Everything the full option will receive, besides the T-shirt. Participants may also choose the DECAL ONLY option and receive: Everything the full option will receive, besides the T-shirt and medal.     *A portion of all of the registration fees will be donated to one of our favorite charities: SOLES 4 SOULS!  For every donated, Soles 4 Souls is able to give one pair of shoes to someone who needs them.  Our goal is to raise ,000 with this event, which means we could help give 10,000 a pair of much needed shoes! How amazing is that!?! *All shipping costs included in registration. You will receive one shipment at the beginning of our mission (January 2016)  with your t-shirt and other goodies. Medals will be shipped out at the end of the year (December 2016)! Just like you get your medal at the end of a marathon, your medal will be shipped out at the end. Shipping costs are included in your participation fee. (Participants outside of the USA will be charged extra for shipping). Just to make things clear: ALL MEDALS WILL SHIP OUT AT THE END OF THE YEAR (DECEMBER 2016).  Everything else will be sent out at the beginning of January.   How It Works: 1. You sign up and set a goal for how many miles you will run in 2016 and which ranking you will achieve. 2. During the year you log your miles on our website. You’ll move up the rankings as you reach your goal. 3. Along with achieving your personal goal, all of your miles contribute to our grand total of miles to get to Mars! *Check out the OFFICIAL RULES HERE (find out how to include biking and swimming miles too) *SCROLL DOWN TO SEE SIZING CHARTS FOR OFFICIAL SHIRTS   CHECK OUT OUR AMAZING VIRTUAL RACES HERE!       Sizing Charts for WOMEN'S, ADULT'S and YOUTH Shirts

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MERCURY RISING 2016 – Santa Fe

MERCURY RISING 2016 – Santa Fe
Event on 2016-09-24 13:00:00
*Sign up directly on our WEBSITE and use promo code EVENTBRITE to save 15% on your registration! Sign up HERE. WHERE WILL YOUR FEET TAKE YOU IN 2016?  We are looking for runners, walkers and joggers of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels to join us on a journey to Mercury in 2016!  Log your miles and they will be added to our total miles as a group.  Let's log enough miles to get to Mercury!  You will move up the Moon Jogger rankings as you log more and more miles! Thousands of people worldwide have joined the challenge. Will you? “We will laugh with you, cry with you, comfort you, bolster you, praise you, give you pointers, answer your questions, celebrate with you, mourn with you.. we don’t HAVE to actually see your face to care. And knowing that we all care will make the paths we share smoother, easier and more fun!!”  -Carolyn Guhman, New Orleans         Sign up now! FULL FLEDGED participants will receive: Official Mercury Rising T-Shirt Mercury Window Decal & bib Mercury Rising Welcome Letter  Mercury Rising Participant's Medal 25% off all of our virtual races for 2016 Your own personal mileage log on our website Once a month, we will be drawing two to three names of paid participants and will be sending them a special Moon Jogger Care Package!  This could include new running shoes, running gear, gift cards, etc.  When you sign up there will be a place where you can fill out your Runner's Wish List and if we draw your name we'll see what we can do for you! We will also have other fun contests throughout the year, with great prizes, so be sure to join the Moon Jogger Facebook Group Page Participants that choose the MEDAL ONLY option will receive: Everything the full option will receive, besides the T-shirt. Participants may also choose the DECAL ONLY option and receive: Everything the full option will receive, besides the T-shirt and medal.     *A portion of all of the registration fees will be donated to one of our favorite charities: SOLES 4 SOULS!  For every donated, Soles 4 Souls is able to give one pair of shoes to someone who needs them.  Our goal is to raise ,000 with this event, which means we could help give 10,000 a pair of much needed shoes! How amazing is that!?! *All shipping costs included in registration. You will receive one shipment at the beginning of our mission (January 2016)  with your t-shirt and other goodies. Medals will be shipped out at the end of the year (December 2016)! Just like you get your medal at the end of a marathon, your medal will be shipped out at the end. Shipping costs are included in your participation fee. (Participants outside of the USA will be charged extra for shipping). Just to make things clear: ALL MEDALS WILL SHIP OUT AT THE END OF THE YEAR (DECEMBER 2016).  Everything else will be sent out at the beginning of January.   How It Works: 1. You sign up and set a goal for how many miles you will run in 2016 and which ranking you will achieve. 2. During the year you log your miles on our website. You’ll move up the rankings as you reach your goal. 3. Along with achieving your personal goal, all of your miles contribute to our grand total of miles to get to Mars! *Check out the OFFICIAL RULES HERE (find out how to include biking and swimming miles too) *SCROLL DOWN TO SEE SIZING CHARTS FOR OFFICIAL SHIRTS   CHECK OUT OUR AMAZING VIRTUAL RACES HERE!       Sizing Charts for WOMEN'S, ADULT'S and YOUTH Shirts

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MERCURY RISING 2016 – Idaho Falls

MERCURY RISING 2016 – Idaho Falls
Event on 2016-09-24 13:00:00
*Sign up directly on our WEBSITE and use promo code EVENTBRITE to save 15% on your registration! Sign up HERE. WHERE WILL YOUR FEET TAKE YOU IN 2016?  We are looking for runners, walkers and joggers of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels to join us on a journey to Mercury in 2016!  Log your miles and they will be added to our total miles as a group.  Let's log enough miles to get to Mercury!  You will move up the Moon Jogger rankings as you log more and more miles! Thousands of people worldwide have joined the challenge. Will you? “We will laugh with you, cry with you, comfort you, bolster you, praise you, give you pointers, answer your questions, celebrate with you, mourn with you.. we don’t HAVE to actually see your face to care. And knowing that we all care will make the paths we share smoother, easier and more fun!!”  -Carolyn Guhman, New Orleans         Sign up now! FULL FLEDGED participants will receive: Official Mercury Rising T-Shirt Mercury Window Decal & bib Mercury Rising Welcome Letter  Mercury Rising Participant's Medal 25% off all of our virtual races for 2016 Your own personal mileage log on our website Once a month, we will be drawing two to three names of paid participants and will be sending them a special Moon Jogger Care Package!  This could include new running shoes, running gear, gift cards, etc.  When you sign up there will be a place where you can fill out your Runner's Wish List and if we draw your name we'll see what we can do for you! We will also have other fun contests throughout the year, with great prizes, so be sure to join the Moon Jogger Facebook Group Page Participants that choose the MEDAL ONLY option will receive: Everything the full option will receive, besides the T-shirt. Participants may also choose the DECAL ONLY option and receive: Everything the full option will receive, besides the T-shirt and medal.     *A portion of all of the registration fees will be donated to one of our favorite charities: SOLES 4 SOULS!  For every donated, Soles 4 Souls is able to give one pair of shoes to someone who needs them.  Our goal is to raise ,000 with this event, which means we could help give 10,000 a pair of much needed shoes! How amazing is that!?! *All shipping costs included in registration. You will receive one shipment at the beginning of our mission (January 2016)  with your t-shirt and other goodies. Medals will be shipped out at the end of the year (December 2016)! Just like you get your medal at the end of a marathon, your medal will be shipped out at the end. Shipping costs are included in your participation fee. (Participants outside of the USA will be charged extra for shipping). Just to make things clear: ALL MEDALS WILL SHIP OUT AT THE END OF THE YEAR (DECEMBER 2016).  Everything else will be sent out at the beginning of January.   How It Works: 1. You sign up and set a goal for how many miles you will run in 2016 and which ranking you will achieve. 2. During the year you log your miles on our website. You’ll move up the rankings as you reach your goal. 3. Along with achieving your personal goal, all of your miles contribute to our grand total of miles to get to Mars! *Check out the OFFICIAL RULES HERE (find out how to include biking and swimming miles too) *SCROLL DOWN TO SEE SIZING CHARTS FOR OFFICIAL SHIRTS   CHECK OUT OUR AMAZING VIRTUAL RACES HERE!       Sizing Charts for WOMEN'S, ADULT'S and YOUTH Shirts

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Takeharu Ishimoto – Ranking (From “Dissidia FINAL FANTASY – Arcade”)


Takeharu Ishimoto – Ranking (From “Dissidia FINAL FANTASY – Arcade”)

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SEO – Lake Moné


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Cute Is What We Aim For

Cute Is What We Aim For
Event on 2016-10-07 20:30:00

Shaant Hacikyan has come full circle. This is true literally and it's true figuratively. The Buffalo-based musician, although only in his early 20s, has seen his band, pop-rock outfit Cute Is What We Aim For, rise and fall. He's traveled around the world, and after experiencing what the music scene can do to a young musician, he's returned to Buffalo and is starting over from homebase. He's learned a significant amount of lessons than can only be learned through experience, and now he's ready to apply them to a reincarnated version of his band.Success found CIWWAF quickly. The band formed in January of 2005 and by the fall of that year had signed with Fueled By Ramen. The band's catchy debut, The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch, which was produced by Matt Squire, hit shelves in June of 2006, debuting at No. 75 on the Billboard Top 200. The group was upstreamed to Atlantic Records, and began recording their sophomore effort with John Feldmann in 2008. That disc, Rotation, was released in June of 2008, and this time hit the charts at No. 21. But despite the group's positive press and frequent touring, all was not well within the ranks. In April of 2009, CIWWAF returned home from tour and things began to fall apart. They parted ways with their label and one by one the members decided they didn't want to work together anymore. CIWWAF was officially on hiatus by the fall, and Shaant was forced to come face to face with reality.This reality was that he had been drunk every day for two and a half years. His drinking had compromised many of his relationships and left a bad taste in people's mouths. He had to decide in what capacity he wanted to continue making music and how he could best do it to fully embrace the opportunities he was being given. This ultimately meant that in October of 2009, Shaant checked himself into rehab. There he got clean and has remained so since. As hard as it was, it was the best decision he's ever made and sobriety has repositioned for a second chance."We had such a great opportunity and one that many people would kill for, and I abused it and was throwing it away," Shaant says. "I decided I needed to see if I was worthy of such an amazing opportunity. I eventually came to the conclusion that yes, I am fully capable. It's a very scary thing when you realize your mortality. I was an eighteen-year-old kid who went from my bedroom to a tour bus. Being able to tour the world makes you feel almost invincible. It was such a crazy ride for four years and I found myself thinking 'Nothing can stop me.'"After rehab, Shaant began informal acoustic jam sessions with some friends, not with the intention of writing a new record but simply to reestablish his connection to music. These acoustic sessions became frequent, nearly four or five a week, and by January of 2010 Shaant felt ready to begin work on what will be CIWWAF's third–and yet to be titled– album. He began recording throughout the spring with engineer Doug White, electing this time to self-produce his music. The goal was to create a feel-good summertime record that urges its listeners to sing along. Instead of harping on his past tribulations and struggles with substance abuse and depression, Shaant has elected to write songs that embody a sense of hope, offering catharsis and release from both his own issues and those of his listener."I needed this music to get me out of a depression," he explains. "You can be that far down, but you can pick yourself back up. I want to make an impact. For a while I was scared to say that. I want to do to those who listen to the music I make what they have done for me, which is keep me alive. I don't know if I'll ever be able to do that for anybody but it's my hope, and it's a big hope."This new album will be released [when?] and CIWWAF will be touring in the spring with support from The Friday Night Boys, The Bigger Lights and Down With Webster. It's a fresh start for an experienced musician who fully intends to make the most of his second chance. There is no drama, only positivity. CIWWAF for has returned home, to its roots, and it's in that way Shaant feels he can best help it thrive.

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