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Seattle Sound Live Reviews Down The Rabbit Hole by Lady Justice

Christian Hamilton's review of Lady Justice's Down The Rabbit Hole is now available here

Keeping Secrets Joins Mental Itch Music Group

Today, Mental Itch Music Group welcomed Keeping Secrets to its steadily growing roster of talented artists. “First time I experienced Keeping Secrets live show I was absolutely stunned. I could not believe what I just experienced and they call it Keeping Secrets”, said Louie Galarza, Founder/CEO of Mental Itch.

If you think outsized potatoes and dense corn fields are the only remarkable things to come out of Idaho, then you truly ought to think again. Currently residing in Tacoma, WA, since 2008, this post-hardcore five-piece, formed in Boise, Idaho in March of 2005. Just after 6 months of being together, Keeping Secrets entered into the 6th annual Boise Battle of the Bands, and out of 50 bands came out the victor. After their winning, they headed out to start anew in the sea breeze and sun of southern California. Since their start, Keeping Secrets has been on six Northwest tours; 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. After releasing their 4th album in 2013 titled, “Press On,” these hard charging musicians have released a music video for the title track “Press On,” and have received a great deal of support from fellow musicians and fans alike.

Amanda Hardy Band to Perform at Pain in the Grass

We are delighted to announce that Amanda Hardy Band will be performing at KISW's Pain In The Grass on September 12th. Pain in the Grass is a rock music festival held at the White River Ampitheater in Auburn, Washington. This year's line up will feature Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Theory of a Deadman and Buckcherry. For more information, please visit the festival website here: www.kiswpaininthegrass.com.

Mental Itch Music Group & Filtered Space to Have Presence at Van's Warped Tour

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SEATTLE,WA (March 14,2014) Mental Itch Music Group/FliteredSpace, Inc. will have a presence at Van's Warped Tour at many of the west coast dates during the month of June, beginning in Mesa, AZ. The other cities included are Las Vegas, Chula Vista, Wheatland, White River Amphitheatre (Auburn, WA) and Portland. Mental Itch Music Group/FilteredSpace will also carry the option for the full 2014 Van’s Warped Tour dates across America.

"We are so honored to be a part of Van's Warped Tour especially since they are celebrating their 20 years," stated Louie Galarza, Founder and CEO of Mental Itch Records and proprietor of FilteredSpace, Inc. "Bringing Northwest music into other cities and exposing bands and fans to FilteredSpace is going to be game-changing."

Greg Stricklin, President of FilteredSpace, adds, "Like The Vans Warped tour, FilteredSpace has been built to support, inform and entertain the true music fan from all genres. Fans simply download and install FilteredSpace to discover the best new artists in your local scene, and from around the world."

Northwest Local Music keep your eyes and ears open for an opportunity to participate in this venture with Mental Itch Music Group and FilteredSpace. We have put our foot in the Warped Tour door. Its starts with a booth and ends up with an artist on the stage sooner than expected. And, thank you, to Kevin Lyman for reaching out to Me. — Louie Galarza

Apple link: http://bit.ly/13kbL6V

Droid link: http://bit.ly/Hd4aja

Additional information on Van's Warped Tour can be found here: http://vanswarpedtour.com

FilteredSpace (artists only): http://filteredspace.com and Mental Itch Records

Mental Itch Latest News

AMERICAN WRECKING COMPANY RELEASES CD ON MARCH 1ST

Join Mental Itch artist, American Wrecking Company, on March 1st at Louie G's for the release of their new CD, Wreckage of the Past. Joining American Wrecking Company are guests Inside the Gates, Agnozia and Syztem7. The all-ages show starts at 7 pm.

AWC CD Release

MENTAL ITCH MUSIC GROUP INKS GLOBAL DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH THE ORCHARD

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FIFE, Washington (December 19, 2013) Louie Galarza, CEO/Founder of Mental Itch Music Group announced the following: "As we start this amazing venture to showcase the Northwests Musicians, we have decided to join forces with The Orchard and get to work." Founded in 1997, The Orchard is an independent music and video distribution company with a global presence and a local feel. The Orchard now licenses nearly a third of the music for sale on iTunes and has become the largest digital clearinghouse for independent music with a digital catalogue of seven million tracks, accounting for about 7% of all global plays on Spotify, according to data from the music-streaming service. Mental Itch Music Group prides itself on the different genres/talent in its roster, with two bands having already toured this past year during the label's freshman year. Information for The Orchard can be found at www.theorchard.com