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Sasquatch Releases "Smoke Signal" Video

Los Angeles outfit Sasquatch today unveils the band's first official video ever for the track "Smoke Signal." Check it out below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com.

Produced and directed by Cesar Rodriguez Bautista, VFX artist at WETA digital in New Zealand (Peter Jackson's digital visual FX company), the visually stunning clip was shot entirely in black and white using Super 8mm giving it the old-school classic movie feel.

Elaborates the band: "Scott Baxter, a fellow colleague of Cesar's at WETA, approached us about doing a video. They brought us an idea, we loved the concept, and the team ran with it. They even decided on the song. 'Smoke Signal' won the prizefight. We sat back in our virtual lawn chair and six months later they delivered us the magic. It turned out fanfuckingtastic. Mucho props to Cesar, his cast and crew for nailing it on the first lap."

"Behind the scenes: The house found to shoot in was built in the 1800s on top of a hill and has not been updated in over 100 years. It is located in Wellington, New Zealand. It was full of junk for the past 60 years to the ceilings from a 95 year old hoarder who lived there. He had so much junk that he filled the whole house and guest house, and ended up living in a tin shed on a cot until he died a few months ago. Not willing to part with his hoarding, he ended up in the cold until his final days. Which gives the property a whole new level of eeriness. The new owner, an artist, cleared the house out and we got to shoot in it before any renovations had taken place. It still looks untouched from 100 years ago, which fit perfect for this 8mm project of a scene from the olden days. The night of the shoot was 42 degrees, there was no heat, and the only lighting came from an extension cord plugged into another building on the property. Given the weather conditions, it took a strong actress to wear a wedding dress during the shoot." More...

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Doom In June Festival Announced For Las Vegas

Salem Rose Music Presents has teamed up with Vegas Star Bookings to bring a different kind of music festival to Las Vegas. "Doom in June" Fest, which will be held Saturday, June 5th at The Cheyenne Saloon (3103 N. Rancho Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89130), is intended to be an annual event every June that will kick off the summer with some of the best names in Doom and Stoner Rock Music. The musical styles are held near and dear to those dedicated to the cause and Marco Barbieri, owner of Salem Rose Music, is a longtime fan and supporter of the underground music scene and wanted to put his own spin on things.

“With only a handful of Doom and Stoner Rock fests around the world we've decided to support these genres by throwing our own party to be held every year in June in Las Vegas. June 5th marks the inaugural 'Doom in June' Fest and we're preparing for a special day showcasing some of the finest emerging bands in the styles.”

15 out-of-town bands will be coming to Las Vegas to perform including Fireball Ministry, Black Cobra, Slough Feg, The Gates of Slumber, Radio Moscow, Sasquatch, House of Broken Promises, Ride the Sun, Supergiant, Behold! The Monolith, Green & Wood, Aranya, Salvador, Lead Burns Red and Dirt Communion. The event starts at 2pm and goes for 12 hours. Advance tickets are available now for $20 from brownpapertickets.com.

For more information, check out the fest's MySpace page or email salemrosemusic@aol.com.

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