Kate & the Rocket “PCMH” CD Release Party


Kate Schrock and Todd the Rocket with special guest, Reggae Legend Glen DaCosta
“PCMH” CD Release Party
October 2, 2010 | Doors at 7:30pm | 21+ | $10/$18 VIP w/CD
Port City Music Hall 504 Congress Street, Portland, ME
207.899.4990 http://www.portcitymusichall.com
Early Show by Kate and the Rocket with saxophonist Glen DaCosta
Followed by Party Music with Atomik and the Butter Bros.


Performing songwriter Kate Schrock and drummer/percussionist/producer Todd the Rocket, collectively known as Kate and the Rocket, are pleased to announce the release party for “PCMH,” the duo’s new limited edition live EP recording. The party is on October 2nd at Port City Music Hall in Portland, Maine. Doors are at 7:30pm with an early 8:00pm show by Kate and the Rocket with very special guest, reggae legend Glen Da Costa, and a party afterwards with music by Atomik and the Butter Bros. The show is 21+, and tickets are $10, or $18 for a VIP Seating ticket that will include a copy of the new CD.

The party will mark the first time the CD will be available for purchase by Portland audiences. The release will be available only in a limited-run CD format, and only available at shows and independent CD retailers while supplies last.

Following Kate and the Rocket’s performance, all of the guests are invited to enjoy themselves, hang, dance, party, and make merry with a special party soundtrack provided by DJ crews Atomik and The Butter Bros.

As a special part of this memorable celebration, Kate and the Rocket will be recording this CD release show, featuring the unmistakable sound and presence of Glen DaCosta, reggae legend and saxophonist for Bob Marley and the Wailers and countless other reggae artists. They are inviting the audience to come be a part of this unique recording and event.

As the name implies, the limited edition EP was recorded live at Port City Music Hall in Portland during a performance on May 18th. Their first time on stage together since Valentine’s, the duo is loose, comfortable, and letting go of the wheel, allowing the songs to speak in their best voices. One immediately notices the fullness of the sound, forgetting momentarily that this is a band of two on stage. The EP is 5 songs from Kate’s catalog that the duo have made staples at recent shows: “Stories,” “The Master,” “Lives I’ve Touched,” “Darklove,” and “Need.” As a bonus, they are including a re-loving of the song “Water’s Edge,” from Kate’s Invocation album, remixed and deliciously twisted by Todd the Rocket.

As individuals, Kate and the Rocket’s resumes and experiences are impressive and far-reaching. Kate Schrock is a trailblazing, lauded singer/songwriter who, since her debut album in 1994, has been at the forefront of the independent music scene in Chicago, LA, and NYC. “One of the best unsigned artists in the U.S, ” (Billboard Talent Net,) Kate has released a total of 6 independent records through her own Kakelane imprint. Her recent albums have brought collaborations with DaCosta, Dave Rave, (former lead singer for the Canadian punk band Teenage Head,) Glen Marshall (studio engineer and protégé of Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois,) and Tom Wilson (Juno award winner.)

Todd the Rocket is one of the Northeast’s most in-demand drummers, percussionists, and DJs. “Maine’s most sought-after drummer” (Portland Magazine) has performed at Gillette Stadium, Meadowbrook Farm, Cumberland County Civic Center, and Merrill Auditorium opening for artists as wide ranging as Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews Band, Blackalicious, Gretchen Wilson, Carrie Underwood, and countless others. In his life as an emerging producer, this summer finds him releasing remixes and mixtapes, as well as coordinating media for the legendary artist and producer Eugene McDaniels.

Glen DaCosta is a household name in the reggae music world. Apart from being Bob Marley’s saxophonist for virtually all his recording work, Glen was also requested specifically by Marley to accompany him on the famous Survival Tour of 1979, during which the best-selling ‘Bob Marley – The Legend Live’, was filmed in Santa Barbara, California. DaCosta also features on at least a half-dozen Marley albums, including Kaya and Exodus, which he recorded with the reggae superstar in London. DaCosta has gone on to play with such musical greats as Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, Four Tops, Lee Scratch Perry, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear, and performing and recording with most prominent Jamaican artists from the 1960s until the present. He claims membership in the band Zap Pow, working with, among others, Dwight Pinkney, David Madden and Beres Hammond, releasing four best-selling albums between 1973 and 1978. DaCosta also wrote, composed and sings King of Reggae, a single dedicated to Marley which is to be packaged in his forthcoming book ‘The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth, So Help Me Bob.’

ATOMIK is award winning DJ duo, Jason Keith and Matty T. Beginning in 2008, Matty and Jason’s parties around Portland took off like a shot. They received a nomination from The Phoenix “Best Music Poll,” and won the 2009 wepushbuttons.com award for Best Club DJs. They host a monthly dance party at Port City Music Hall, and also have presented the annual Yacht Rock parties, where ATOMIK takes a night to play only the smoothest rock from the 70’s & 80’s. ATOMIK’s Jason Keith becomes Cletus Butter when he joins with his other Butter bretheren, Jose Maria Butter (Mosart 212) and Abraham Butter (Todd the Rocket) to become the Butter Bros., known for their fresh taste and creamy goodness.

Web Resources:
Kate and the Rocket: http://www.kateandtherocket.com
Press Kit: http://www.kateandtherocket.com/presskit
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/kateandtherocket
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kateandtherocket
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kateandrocket

Atomik: http://www.soundsatomik.com
Glen DaCosta: http://www.glendacostamusic.com
Port City Music Hall: http://www.portcitymusichall.com

For more information, contact:
Todd the Rocket – 207.671.6461 todd@rocketresources.com
Ceci Gilson – 207.899.4990 ceci@portcitymusichall.com