Quick Hits & Clips: Sparks The Rescue, The Last Vegas, Jason Vigil, Ragged

posted March 13, 2009

  • Sparks The Rescue, a five-piece band from Portland, Maine, have joined the Fearless Records team and anxiously awaits the release of their debut full-length album. "We're really excited to be a part of the Fearless family," says vocalist Alex Roy. "It will be nice to have a West Coast support system. We've grown up listening to a lot of the Fearless Records artists and are stoked to have such awesome label mates."
  • The newest band on the Eleven Seven Music line-up, The Last Vegas, have shot a new video for their single, "I'm Bad." The band is currently playing arenas coast-to-coast with Mötley Crüe.
  • Singer/songwriter Jason Vigil will head to South By Southwest in Austin later this month to play the Red Gorilla Fest at Darwin's Pub on Wednesday, March 18 at 5:30 pm. In addition, he was chosen to perform at the legendary Bluebird Café in Nashville on August 30.
  • Filter Magazine and American Rag clothing announce the sixth issue of Ragged, with cover artist Jack's Mannequin. Ragged brings music and fashion together with full-length articles and photo spreads of up-and-coming artists. Just in time for the 2009 SXSW Music Festival, Ragged will be canvassing the streets of Austin, sponsoring Filter Magazine's showcase at Cedar Street Courtyard on March 19 and 20, where Ragged artists Great Northern and Asobi Seksu will be performing full sets. Also featured in Ragged #6 is LA-based group Robotanists, who won a Ragged feature article and photo shoot in the first-ever Ragged emerging artist competition. The contest was hosted on www.RaggedMag.com, and tallied 1.6 million votes in just 30 days. Joining the lucky winners, the latest issue of Ragged also includes emerging artists Anya Marina, The Von Bondies and The Knux. Ragged is distributed at music festivals and events across the country, including SXSW, Lollapalooza, Sunset Junction in Los Angeles, Austin City Limits, and Bumbershoot in Seattle. Issues are also available to download free at www.RaggedMag.com with music from all the artists.