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KENYON PHILLIPS OF ROMA! TATTOO MAGAZINE FEATURE

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Mike Ruocco Featured on Grammy.com

 

The Code of the Indie Road

March 29, 2012
By Bryan Reesman / GRAMMY.com

 
Mike Ruocco - Grammy.com feature - 3/29/12 

“Making it” in the music business means something different than it used to. The concept of reaching for the stars has become counterbalanced by the notion of striving to make a living by touring smartly and economically. Many artists no longer tour to promote an album, they record music to promote a tour. While it is easy for GRAMMY-winning superstars such as Paul McCartney and U2 to book concerts around the globe at will, indie artists seeking to break through have to be more fiscally mindful.

ROMA! Featured on Billboard.Biz Backbeat Column

Backbeat: Lingerie-Clad Musicians +
Adult-Themed Lyrics + Art Rock + Weaponry = Roma!

March 26, 2012
By Christa Titus, New York

 

Billboard.Biz Feature

What do you get when you enact a banned poem with lingerie-clad musicians, adult-themed lyrics, convincing actors, weaponry and art rock? ROMA!, a troupe that carries off its cabaret act with a knowing wink and the unstoppable chutzpah of ringleader Kenyon Phillips, the group’s singer and manager.

The Rise. The Ride. The Risk: Singer/Songwriter Mike Ruocco Prepares for Release of Solo Album

Mike Ruocco - "Too Late" Radio Impact 3/26

“Too Late” Radio Impact Date March 26, Song and Ringtone Available Now via iTunes

New York, NY (March 20, 2012) – Baltimore, MD bred musician Mike Ruocco has announced details about his new aptly-titled solo album – THE RISE. THE RIDE. THE RISK., (scheduled to be released independently via iTunes on June 12, 2012).

THE RISE. THE RIDE. THE RISK. is everything my music represents. The rise – this is beginning of my new career. The ride – a look back, reflecting on where I’ve been. The risk – this is all me.” says Ruocco.

Mixed by Jeff Juliano (Lifehouse, John Mayer, Dave Matthews), the albums lead single “Too Late” impacts Hot AC radio on March 26, and is currently available for purchase via iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/too-late-single/id505621850?ign-mpt=uo%3D4.

Alan Robert’s “Crawl to Me” Sells Out

Alan Robert - Crawl to Me - Best Mini Series 2011, Comicmonsters.comThe first printing of Alan Robert’s critically acclaimed horror graphic novel, Crawl to Me (IDW Publishing), has sold out within a week of its release. As a result, the award-winning publisher is currently scheduling a second pressing. In related news, director David A. Armstrong, cinematographer for the successful box-office hit franchise, Saw, is now attached to direct a live-action adaptation of Crawl to Me for the big screen. Armstrong is currently directing the indie hostage drama, Pawn, starring Michael Chiklis (The Shield, Fantastic Four) and Academy Award winner, Forest Whitaker with Ray Liotta and Common supporting.

“The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement, to say the least,” says creator, Robert. “Crawl to Me has already exceeded all of my expectations. Creating comics has been a life-long passion of mine and I’m extremely grateful to be given the chance to tell my crazy stories. To see them come to life on film is a whole other level of awesomeness. I love horror movies, especially the ones with shocking twist endings like The Sixth Sense and The Others, so it’s my goal to create that same type of jaw-dropping impact with Crawl to Me.”