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Interns Wanted!

Powderfinger Promotions is currently seeking Publicity and Radio Promo interns for Fall 2016!!!

This isn’t one of those coffee-fetching, pick up the dry cleaning type internships.  This is the kind where you’ll be a hands-on part of the team.  You’ll have real responsibilities, learn all kinds of stuff, and have some fun in the process!

Radio Promotion Intern:

We’re looking for someone to do the real job of a College Radio Promoter starting sometime between now and mid-September.  You will be responsible for contacting 100+ radio stations across the U.S. and Canada to promote new music for airplay.

Music Publicity Intern:

You’ll be responsible for writing press releases, doing research, and contacting writers and editors across North America and Europe.

Internship positions are unpaid, but offer college credit, transportation reimbursement, and other cool perks.  Powderfinger is a short walk from the Framingham commuter rail station and has parking available.  And it’s wicked cool.  Did we mention that?

If you’re interested, please send along a resume and cover letter to david@powderfingerpromo.com.

P.S.  Here’s the official “about us…”

We promote new rock, indie rock, jazz, americana, jamband, singer/songwriter, folk, reggae, and new world to radio and writers across North America.  Publicity also reaches into parts of Europe.  We have promoted new releases by many artists, including 311, The Bad Plus, Bernie Worrell (Parliament-Funkadelic and Talking Heads), String Cheese Incident, Dresden Dolls, Maceo Parker, Jimmy Destri (Blondie), Bob Schneider, Elvin Bishop, Gov’t Mule, Michelle Shocked, Steve Winwood, Medeski Martin & Wood, and many (many) others…

Uplift Music Festival announces schedule

 

Originally Posted on Cidermag.com

 

The music schedule has been released and Uplift Music Festival has teamed up with the ConVal school district and South Meadow School (SMS) to be the beneficiaries of this year’s day festival.

 

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The schedule for Uplift, which is on Saturday, August 6 at Oak Park in Greenfield, NH is now up. Reggae-rock headliners Roots of Creation will close out the night after a packed day of music. The rain or shine event begins at noon and ends at 11 p.m. Music rotates between two stages, one a gazebo stage in a field and the other a pavilion stage with covering to protect attendees from the elements. (See full schedule below.)

Roots of Creation will be back to headline Uplift again this year. Photo | John Collins Photography

Roots of Creation will be back to headline Uplift again this year. Photo | John Collins Photography

The full lineup also includes music from many returning acts including Congo Sanchez, the high energy Latin/reggae/hip hop trio from D.C. and favorite local rockers Hug the Dog and The Youngest Sun, who bring some serious jams. Modern Fools from Peterborough will also be back again.

Congo Sanchez brings some serious energy to Uplift. Photo | John Collins Photography

Congo Sanchez brings some serious energy to Uplift. Photo | John Collins Photography

“Hug the Dog is always inspired after we play at Uplift,” said lead singer and guitarist Wes Aldrich. “It has one of the most positive and creative atmospheres of any festival, and truly stands out as a well produced event.” This will be the band’s third year returning to the “community driven” day festival.

The Youngest Sun will perform again on the Gazebo stage during the afternoon. Photo | John Collins Photography

The Youngest Sun will perform again on the Gazebo stage during the afternoon. Photo | John Collins Photography

Phileep, a solo performer from Brookline, NH with an indie flair is new to Uplift this year, along with local electronic music producer Moderately Supreme. Other new acts include The Garcia Project, a popular tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band, and NH seacoast bluegrass favorites, RockspringAdam and the Flood (formerly Adeem) will also be back, but this time with a new band and fresh songs from his newly recorded EP.

All of the proceeds from ticket sales for the festival will be donated to the SMS music program. Last year’s festival was able to raise $9,487.54 for cancer patients being treated at Monadnock Community Hospital. Raising money for cancer patients was especially personal to the Uplift organizers who had recently lost loved ones to cancer.

Public schools have limited funding and the unfortunate part is when funding gets cut, the arts and music are often the first programs to either go or lose out. With that being said, SMS is in desperate need of new instruments for their middle school students. Many of the current instruments in use are quite old and barely hanging on. Not only are they in rough shape but there aren’t even enough to go around.

“We at Uplift feel that a strong music and arts curriculum makes for a stronger student,” said the festival organizers. “We feel this is a great cause and we hope everyone else does too!”

Attendees have also been invited to donate new and used instruments to SMS via the Uplift Music Festival. Brett Wilson of Roots of Creation says that he will be donating one of his personal guitars to help a young student make music. Wilson taught himself to play, but did become a member of the high school jazz band where he began to learn how to solo and jam with others.

Uplift Music Festival will have an assortment of food vendors serving up tasty bites, including hamburgers and hotdogs, and cold beverages. Arts and craft vendors will also be on site selling unique items made in the community. There will be activities for the little ones too, including the very popular bounce houses and on site playground.

Advance tickets are available for $20 online or in person at Harlow’s Pub in Peterborough. Tickets will be available for $30 at the gate. Children 15 and under are a suggested $5 donation at the gate.

Coolers are permitted and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets and prepare for a full day of live music and fun outdoors. Oak Park is located at 791 Forest Rd. in Greenfield, NH directly across from Greenfield State Park.

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2562728
Website: http://upliftmusicfest.org/
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1809180325981155/

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Congrats to Morgan Heritage and Highly Suspect

It’s not everyday you get nominated for a Grammy award, and even rarer that you actually win! That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that Highly Suspect was nominated for Best Rock Album at the recent Grammy Awards presentation in Los Angeles. And we’re super thrilled to tell you that Morgan Heritage won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album. Continue reading →

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Fall 2015 Update!

2015 has been an exciting year for Powderfinger Promotions’ publicity department. We’ve incorporated new services to our digital promotions package including a new E-blast where our team creates a marketing email for the artist including press photo, streaming link, video, and marketing pitch to be sent to approximately 500 indie press contacts. Our goal is to obtain reviews and coverage for your new release. Check that out more details and pricing here.

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A Trio of Great Reviews for Charlie Wheeler!

The Charlie Wheeler Trio is getting some fantastic press.  Here’s what a few folks had to say:

“Gone is the standard blues-rock format in exchange for a more free-flowing fountain of rock ‘n’ roll ideas akin to, say, Gov’t Mule or The Black Crowes…I’m starting to find some good rock ‘n’ roll again…” (Aquarian Weekly)

“Solid blues rock with a small pinch of funk…Masterful rhythm that is very well spent…”  (Rootstime)

“The Charlie Wheeler Trio is one of those hard working bands who are trying to gain traction is the highly competitive field of American blues bands. Their new album should push them a little closer to the top…”  (Cashbox)

The band’s new album “Rewind” is available now.  Here’s “Big City Blues” for your listening pleasure …

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Powderfinger’s Year in Review

We just finished counting, and…it was a great year for Powderfinger artists! Over the last 12 months, we’ve seen the following artists go to #1 on the Relix/Jambands.com charts:

  • Mike Gordon: “Overstep” (2 months!)
  • String Cheese Incident: “Song In My Head” (2 months!)
  • Umphrey’s McGee: “Similar Skin”
  • Moe.: “No Guts, No Glory”
  • Kyle Hollingsworth: “Speed Of Life” (2 months!)
  • Primus: “Primus & The Chocolate Factory”

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