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Club Fantasci Live Stream From The Southern Hobby Retail Expo

David Lowry

David LowryDavid Lowry of Club Fantasci will be live streaming Sunday night November 9th, from 7:30 – 10:30 pm CST from the game night at the Southern Hobby Retail Expo.

The Southern Hobby Retail Expo is a chance for retailers to come and check out what Southern Hobby Supply has to offer in terms of distributorship, support and marketing. Don’t miss this chance to watch what Southern Hobby Supply is doing for the industry!

 

 

 

 

Live Stream of the Southern Hobby Retail Expo in Nashville, TN Nov 9th, 2015.

David Lowry of Club Fantasci/The Lowry Agency talks with publishers about their latest releases and upcoming projects.

00:30 Scott Morris – Arcane Wonders
09:18 Tony Gulloti – Greenbriar Games
21:17 Dan DiLorenzo – R&R Games
34:30 Josh – Grey Fox Games
41:47 Stephen Bounocore – Stronghold Games
52:50 Jules Vatour – Asmodee Games
1:01:40 Sara Erickson – Iello Games
1:09:40 Paul Hagan – Wizards of the Coast
1:18:00 Ryan Skinner – Cryptozoic
1:27:55 Robert Villnave – Cool Mini or Not
1:35:34 Rhea Friesen – Steve Jackson Games
1:51:20 Travis Winter – Atlas Games
2:06:08 Nathan Murrary – IDW Games
2:24:15 Charlie Agel – Privateer Press
2:33:15 Clayton Capra – Legion Supplies
2:39:49 Josh Githuns – CGE Games
2:49:54 Maureen McCardill – Fireside Games
3:00:20 Upper Deck
3:09:58 Steve Samson – Bezier Games
3:21:54 Michael Richie – Rather Dashing Games
3:28:53 Tom Vainikka – Play More Games
3:49:07 Howard Hsu – Dex Protection

 

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The Lowry Agency In Association With Arcane Wonders Release A New Mage Wars Arena Video

arenaWe had the immense pleasure of working with Scott Morris and Arcane Wonders again on a second video for the Mage Wars Game series. In this video, we built up the combat example of “Brogan vs. The Hydra” found on page 30 of the new Mage Wars Arena Core Box Set.  Thank you Scott and Arcane Wonders for their incredible support and we sincerely hope this video brings to life the thematic awesomeness of Mage Wars Arena.

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Official Press Release Here: http://www.prlog.org/12503044-new-mage-wars-arena-by-arcane-wonders-video-developed-by-the-lowry-agency.html

 

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The Winery Dogs Concert Review Nashville, TN Oct 20th, 2015

The Winery Dogs

The Winery Dogs featuring three renowned musicians in Richie Kotzen (solo, Mr. Big, Poison), Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Niacin) and Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob, Avenged Sevenfold, Flying Colors, Neil Morse Band, Twisted Sister) made their first tour stop to Nashville at The Wildhorse Saloon. Now to be honest, these three musicians are probably my 3 favorite musicians respective to their instruments so I had very high hopes going into this show. Their first CD was in my Top 2 for 2013 and the latest CD Hot Streak just dropped two weeks ago and is as amazing as their first if not better.

The Winery Dogs - Richie Kotzen

The Winery Dogs opened with their new single “Oblivion” which is an up-tempo burner that has a great catchy chorus and great double lines featuring Richie and Billy in unison. The song is a testament to great writing and playing as well as balanced enough to be radio worthy and capturing the ear of even the most casual listener.

The Winery Dogs – “Oblivion” Nashville, TN 10/20/15 – The Wildhorse Saloon

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The band played songs from both of their releases have a great blend of tempos even featuring Richie going solo with an acoustic on the ballad “Fire” from their new CD “Hot Streak.” Richie also played a few songs on the electric piano showing even more of his immense musical talent playing keyboards. Not to mention that Richie has one most distinctive and is a premier voice in the rock/soul music industry. He is given nowhere near the credit he deserves as a vocalist and it’s a shame. There are few that sing with the emotion that he does and he has soul oozing out his poors.

The Winery Dogs - Billy Sheehan

Things that really stand out about this band live are this. They sound absolutely huge for being a three piece band. Each member completely knows how to fill space and make it seems like there is much more there than just three instruments. All three sing, so there are strong background vocals making the sound very full and melodic. It’s hard enough to sing and play as it is let alone sing and play like these three do. There should be a special award for this feat alone. The Winery Dogs are virtuosos of their instruments (they hate this term) and I am not just talking technically. Yes, each member is world renown for their skills as musicians but, they are also amazing songwriters and know when and how to use chops. It’s never for just speed for the sake of speed. They are tools in creating a certain ambiance or effect for the music. Everything has its place and is perfectly in place. It’s creative, catchy and most importantly always melodic. Many technical players never achieve any of this. The Winery Dogs are masters at it. The Winery Dogs fuse rock, blues, jazz and funk seamlessly and effortlessly. It’s the perfect amalgamation and it works on every level.

The Winery Dogs - Mike Portnoy

The Winery Dogs are hands down, the best rock band in the world. When you consider what they bring to table as musicians, songwriters, experience and creativity, no one can touch them. They are one of the few acts that are actually better live and their CD’s are beyond compare so that is saying something. They are best of what a rock band should be and also what they should not be. While rock is about breaking rules, The Winery Dogs not only break them, they shatter them and put the pieces back together for a more amazing project and they do it with the ultimate humility.

The Winery Dogs – “Empire” Nashville, TN 10/20/15 The Wildhorse Saloon

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There is no better show, no better ticket purchase. There is zero reason to go and pay $150 for a band when you can see this one for $25 and see three of the best, most accomplished musicians do what they do best, and do it better than everyone else period.

The Winery Dogs

This was without a doubt the best live show I have ever seen with the classiest, most amazing musicians on the scene. Do not miss The Winery Dogs. You will most certainly miss the best of the best doing incredible things that deserve your attention.
Kicking Harold

The Opening band of the night was Kicking Harold was another 3-piece out of California. A solid four on the floor rock band with a big sound and decent groovy songs. The motor car theme of the band is certainly original and the musicians seem capable. The bass player Julia Lage has done work on some or Richie Kotzen’s recent work and was some BGV’s on the new Winery Dogs CD. A good band worth checking out if you are looking for new solid rock music. www.kickingharold.com

For more about The Winery Dogs visit: www.thewinerydogs.com

 

The Lowry Agency Announces Their New Quick Sell Video Series

David Lowry

David LowryThe Lowry Agency reveals their new quick sell series for games targeted for industry distributors and retailers.

Sep. 21, 2015 – Nashville, TN. — ] The Lowry Agency (http://www.thelowryagency.com) in association with Club Fantasci (http://www.clubfantasci.com) have announced their new video series entitled Quick Sell to the board game, role-playing game and card game industry. The series is based on a growing need for publishers to distinguish their game from other games coming out at such a rapid pace in this new era of gaming.

The Quick Sell series came about after several meetings and conversations with several industry professionals after seeing a need for deeper marketing and positioning in the industry. With so many new games coming to market through traditional and crowdfunding sources, the ability to cut through the white noise is more important than ever.

“The Lowry Agency is dedicated to bringing top notch marketing tools and skills to the gaming industry in an effort to bring sales to a new level. With the “cult of the new” phenomena going on, we felt like it was extremely important to develop a tool for publishers and distributors to help get their games in front of the people selling them. To help them generate interest, knowledge and selling points for the retailers and their staff. It’s a learning tool that if used, should help everyone on all sides of the industry.” States David Lowry – President, The Lowry Agency

The first game in the series to be featured is “Nevermore” by Smirk & Dagger Games (http://www.smirkanddagger.com.) “Nevermore” is a unique drafting style card game designed by Smirk & Dagger President Curt Covert with spectacular artwork by Hannah Kennedy. “Nevermore” is loosely based on “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe.

David Lowry also runs the board game/role-playing game blog Club Fantasci (http://www.clubfantasci.com) in which with the help of several other people, review board games, wargames, role-playing games, post industry interview, host contests as well as act as a news source for the industry.

Contact for Smirk & Dagger Games:

Curt Covert

smirkanddagger@gmail.com

ABOUT THE LOWRY AGENCY

The Lowry Agency is full-service artist management/development, public relations and promotions agency. We work with musicians, actors, speakers, voice over artists, entertainment companies, music coordination/supervision for film and TV, board game industry and event promotions.

Media Inquiries for The Lowry Agency:

Contact: David Lowry

david@thelowryagency.com

Official Press Release here: http://www.prlog.org/12494895-the-lowry-agency-announces-their-new-quick-sell-video-series.html

Club Fantasci Link: http://clubfantasci.com/2015/09/23/the-lowry-agency-announces-their-new-quick-sell-video-series/

All Things Zombie – Reloaded Now Available For Purchase

All Things Zombie - Reloaded

 

 

The 2006 Origins Award winning miniatures game is released to the public with many expanded features.

Sept. 2015 – New Braunfels TX —  Two Hour Wargames (http://twohourwargames.com/) in association with Lock ’n Load Publishing (lnlpublishing.com) is excited to announce the release of “All Things Zombie – Reloaded,” an expanded 2nd Edition of the 2006 Origins Awards winning game All Things Zombie. Designed by Ed Teixeira, “All Things Zombie – Reloaded” has introduced new elements to this already exciting game requiring players not only to join other players in surviving, but also work against them as well as dealing with new survivors, militias and gangs. The world is even more dangerous than before as it isn’t just zombies players must worry about surviving against.

All Things Zombie - ReloadedAll Things Zombie – Reloaded” is designed so that players can play it co-operatively, against one another or even as a solitaire game. It includes the ability to play it as a one-time game or as part of a larger campaign allowing players to delve deeper into the experience and create a world of their own.

“We’re pleased to announce the release of All Things Zombie – Reloaded, our board game based on the Origins Award Winning Miniatures game of the same title.” States Ed Teixeira.

The game includes:

• A full set of color counters including Survivors, Gangers, and Militia characters, as well as a wide range of weapons and loot that you can find during your games.
• A set of Event Cards that provide all the info you need at a glance, from friends, enemies, zombies, loot and more.
• Newly designed Player Aid cards to help you keep track of your characters and their “stuff”.
• An easy to use campaign system that ties all your games together where the results of one affects the results of the next.
• Six 11” x 17” maps that can be laid out in over 50 different ways, making each game unique.
• Specific objectives that provide ways for your characters to increase in skill and ability when they succeed.
• All this and more.

Components:
• 25 Event Cards
• 6 – 11”x 17” Maps
• 20 Character cards
• 88 Counters
Get more information or purchase All Things Zombie – Reloaded from its official product page (http://lnlpublishing.com/the-singles/all-things-zombie-reloaded).
Check out the promotional video on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Loni-7KiD94) and be sure to subscribe to the Two Hour Wargame channels to see more promo videos.  Box art and other art assets are available by contacting david@thelowryagency.com.

ABOUT TWO HOUR WARGAMES
THW Game Design, parent company of Two Hour Wargames, has published over 70 games. We have been in business since 1998 and have won an Origins Award for Best Miniatures Game of the Year 2006 – All Things Zombie as well as other awards.

ABOUT LOCK ’N LOAD PUBLISHING, LLC.
Lock ’n Load Publishing, LLC. are a leading developer-publisher in both the table top and video games.  Since 2006 Lock ’n Load Publishing has developed and published 75+ of historical, strategy and fantasy games with many award-winning titles in their portfolio spanning both digital and table top platforms.  Lock ’n Load Publishing’s mission is to provide new game designs and redefine how people play games.

Media Inquires for Two Hour Wargames:

Contact: David Lowry
david@thelowryagency.com

Official Press Release here: http://www.prlog.org/12456384-all-things-zombie-reloaded-now-available-for-purchase.html

Live From Music City Interview with Bryan Bellar of The Aristocrats

The Aristocrats

The Aristocrats

The Aristocrats

 

David Lowry interviews Bryan Bellar, bass player for The Aristocrats and former Nashville resident. The Aristocrats are currently touring across the US in support of their new CD Tres Callaberos. Bryan discusses the new CD, the current tour and show in Nashville and how to grow as a musician.

Interview Link: Live From Music City Aristocrats Interview 8/15/15

The Aristocrats have a show in Nashville on Aug 15th at The High Watt. Doors Open at 8:00pm.

Get tickets here: http://thehighwatt.com/calendar/venue/highwatt/2015/08/15/the-aristocrats-with-travis-larson-band-and-artilect/

www.the-aristocrats-band.com

https://twitter.com/acratsband

https://www.facebook.com/aristocratsband

 

Live From Music City Interview with Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake

Joel Hoekstra

David Lowry got the chance to talk with the always busy Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake in the middle of The Purple Tour to talk about the new guitar spot in Whitesnake, The Purple Album, VHF, Joel Hoekstra’s 13 project, his appearances on That Metal Show and how to make it in the music business. A big thank you to Joel Hoekstra for doing this interview on such short notice!

Joel Hoekstra

Joel Hoekstra

 

Interview Link:  Live From Music City Interview with Joel Hoekstra June 2015

 

www.joelhoekstra.com

www.whitesnake.com

Sponsored by the following:

The Lowry Agency

Pirate Studio

Falling Stars – War of Empires

Falling Stars - War of Empires

Falling Stars – War of Empires

4X strategy game available on Kickstarter and Steam’s Greenlight with a gameplay video, screen shots and plenty more on the way!

Feb. 26, 2015PUEBLO, Colo.Lock ’n Load Publishing (lnlpublishing.com(http://lnlpublishing.com/)) and Riveted Games, LLC. are thrilled to kick off Falling Stars – War of Empires Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/david-heath/falling-stars-war-of-empires) and Steam Greenlight(http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=387410923) campaigns. Falling Stars – War of Empires is a 4x turn-based strategy game where players vie for control of the galaxy through politics, space warfare, exploration and more.  The game will be available on Windows, Mac and Linux.  “We are very excited to be working with Riveted Games and to be bringing this game to the public“ said David Heath, President of Lock ’n Load Publishing.  Philip Devine, President of Riveted Games, commented “Lock ’n Load has been great at supporting our project. ”

Get more information on Falling Stars – War of Empires from its official product page (http://lnlpublishing.com/falling-stars-war-of-empires) and be sure to visit our developers forum area (http://forums.lnlpublishing.com/forums/falling-stars-war-…).

Check out the gameplay video on YouTube (http://youtu.be/5-3yodxE8Lw) and be sure to subscribe to the Lock ’n Load Publishing channels to see more great promo videos.  Box art and other art assets are available from our  Press Media Area or by contacting press@lnlpublishing.com(mailto:press@lnlpublishing.com).

ABOUT LOCK ’N LOAD PUBLISHING, LLC.

Lock ’n Load Publishing, LLC. are a leading developer-publisher in both the table top and video games.  Since 2006 Lock ’n Load Publishing has developed and published 75+ of historical, strategy and fantasy games with many award-winning titles in their portfolio spanning both digital and table top platforms.  Lock ’n Load Publishing’s mission is to provide new game designs and redefine how people play games.

Media Inquires for LnL Publishing:

Contact: David Lowry

press@lnlpublishing.com

Official Press Release here: http://www.prlog.org/12429740-falling-stars-war-of-empires.html

The Best Rock CD’s of 2013

I was going to do a Top 10 list but honestly even after two weeks of thinking about it, these CD’s are the only ones that stick with me. I feel these are the best rock releases in 2013 and what great releases they are! This won’t be a surprise to some of you as I have been posting about some of these since the day they came out. Yes, they are that good!

I am not going to gush over these as some of them I have done reviews for already and I want you to make your own judgements. Give them a listen and if you like, buy the music and spread the word. They all need your support.

1. Maragold

Maragold

The debut CD from Maragold is perhaps the freshest most original sound I have heard from a rock band and years if not the last decade. The band featuring world renown guitarist Greg Howe and company could be the scariest set of musicians this side of Dream Theater on one CD this year. Relative unknown singer Mehgan Krauss is the real deal and sings circles around just about everyone out there right now. She should be a household name and God willing, will be. Part of the reason this took the top spot is the absolute surprise at how good this CD was as a whole. Everything from songwriting, hooks, playing and production were top notch. I was not expecting this from a guitar hero as so many have not come out with strong band CD’s in their career with the exception of the gentleman in the number 2 spot.

You can read the rest of my thoughts in the CD review I posted in April here: http://lowryagency.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/cd-review-maragold-by-maragold/

 

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2. The Winery Dogs

The Winery Dogs

The Winery Dogs CD is a masterpiece of blues rock featuring guitar virtuoso and underrated singer Richie Kotzen, former Mr. Big band mate and bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan and of course Mike Portnoy widely regarded as one the best drummers alive today. They only reason this wasn’t #1 on my list is because it is basically a Richie Kotzen solo album. It wasn’t different enough from I hear from his usual work. Not that that is a bad thing, it just wasn’t as suprising as our #1 placement. I won’t bore you with my thoughts twice as you can read them in this CD Review I did here: http://lowryagency.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/the-winery-dogs-cd-review-by-david-lowry/

 

 

 

3. Steve Lukather – Transition

Steve Lukather - Transition

Legendary studio guitarist and founding member of the band Toto, Steve Lukather released his 6th solo CD Transition in 2013 and it is brilliant. Well pretty much everything Steve touches is but this CD really hit home with solid songwriting, relevant topics and a more natural guitar sound. As always Steve’s playing was melodic and amazing and his ability to evoke many different moods with music is a rare thing from most bands these days. Here is my CD review for Transition: http://lowryagency.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/cd-review-transitions-by-steve-lukather/ 

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4. Queensryche

Queensryche - Queensryche

After all the drama settled and the band Queensryche was able to get their music out, it was a treat to the ears and it felt like coming home! This is the Queensryche CD we have been waiting for since “Empire.” The band has returned with a strong singer, strong songs and a revived sound that takes us back to classic Queensryche and puts a smile on all our faces.

 

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5. Dream Theater

Dream Theater - Dream Theater

Prog rock legends return in 2013 with the self-title “Dream Theater” and a return to a more melodic feel with less heaviness which isn’t a bad thing. Dream Theater broke through with 1992’s “Images and Words” one of my Top 3 CD’s of all time and this new CD has a bit of that in it. Dream Theater has come full circle with this project and the addition of Mike Mangini has fueled the creativity machine to bring forth the best Dream Theater effort in years. Don’t get me wrong, they have never put out a bad CD. This is just a touch above the more recent efforts.

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6. Stryper – No More Hell to Pay

Stryper - No More Hell To Pay

 

Stryper returns in full force on this CD! Their strongest effort since “To Hell With The Devil,” this is the CD we have been waiting for since the return of the band. Michael Sweet is in fine form vocally and the songs are hook laden and in your face at the same time. Stryper has always been a talented band and underrated musicians as well as excellent live performers. This CD just gives us reason to make sure and not the miss the tour!

 

 

7. Delana Steven & The Beggar Saints

DeLana Stevens and The Beggar Saints

This is the biggest surprise on this list as DeLana Stevens & The Beggar Saints are a local Nashville band that is trudging through this morass of a music business trying to make it. When they sent me this CD to listen to, I was blown away by how great the songs were. DeLana and her band learned what many do not, how to write a really, really good hook and rock song. It was so good, I did a review immediately. You can read that here: http://lowryagency.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/delana-stevens-and-the-beggar-saints-cd-review/. DeLana Stevens & company bring back a classic rock sound very much like Heart and Delana is one of the most powerful and accurate singers I have ever heard. Watch this band as I am hoping for big things to come for them.

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