Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Looner Fest

Loonerfest Poster

You guys remember Shoot the Moon right? One of the first bands to show up on HW! Well the guys are back with some cool shit this year,Looner Fest!

No Looner Fest isn't meeting a group of people to go off into the woods to dance around a fire nude. Although that would be cool, right? Anyways Looner fest is more like Ozz fest, Family Values tour, ect..... But looner fest has a slight edge over these shows.

How? Well the bands playing in Looner Fest sell the tickets and can keep the money. The Woodlands Inn & Resort near Wilkes Barre is giving ticket holders a 15% discount on rooms (this is the site of Looner Fest!). And of course the Fans get stuff also not only great music but, The crowd will get $500 in cash and prizes and that's not including all the free stuff that will be happening that night.

The Bands on Looner Fest Are:

Shoot The Moon (of course)
Bat out of Hell
Faithful Aggression

To find out more about Looner Fest or to buy tickets. Click on the Poster at the top of the post.

Hmmm. I wonder if I get paid for this post? Just kidding I'd do it for free anyways.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Scarlet Blonde

After the weekend blow-up I'm back. And I've brought with me a new group, Scarlet Blonde.
Scarlet Blonde is a UK base group that is under the Alternative / Rock / Trip-Hop genre. Yes that last one was not a mistake its Trip hop. Think of Scarlet Blonde as Madonna meets Gorillaz. Scarlet Blonde is not new to the music scene with quite a few Cd's under their belt already and one on the way in a few months, you can see why they are popular though out the UK.

The Bands upcoming CD "ACERBIC" They claim will be angry, cold and dark yet cautiously optimistic. You of course can check out their bio bellow and hear a few tunes.

The Groups Bio:

Scarlet blonde is the fusing of the light and dark. Born out of fate, the founder members, Dawn Firth and Ditch, met at age 4 and were always destined to work together. A class photo from back then has the words “Dawn’s boyfriend” inscribed by Dawns father beneath Ditch’s picture- so the chemistry was clearly obvious from day one. In the intervening years, Dawn became a guitar virtuoso by learning every note from every Iron Maiden song alone in her room and picking up String and Guitar Endorsements on the way through her unbelievable, unique, self-taught technique. Ditch travelled and studied, learning about music in all its forms from Dance to Electro to Classical to Metal to Arabic to Jazz. He learned how to record and be recorded and everything else he could pick up from wherever he could learn it. Then, in 2005, after a chance meeting at the party of a mutual friend, it finally happened.

For the next few years the duo worked on and forged a variety of musical styles, searching for their final direction, culminating in the release of ‘Bedroom Superstars’ in 2007. Later in 2007 they began working with Andy ‘Grohl with Soul’ Harvey, a drummer of sublime power and passion and through their edgier live sound the direction they needed to take became obvious.

Thunderous grooving drums surround themselves with electronic synth lines, orchestral soundscapes, classical pianos, pounding bass lines, Dawn Firth's faultless, virtuoso Space-Age guitar playing and her incredible voice.

The three piece have just finishing recording their new album, the awesome 'Acerbic...a loose concept' and will be unleashing it and their hungrier, more intense live show on the public in May 2009. Taking from their influences of Muse, Massive Attack, Duran Duran and 'Ray of Light' era Madonna, scarlet/blonde have expanded musically and lyrically. Just on the edge of progressive, the new album is angry, cold, dark and yet cautiously optimistic.

"It can be about something, but we aren't sure what" says Dawn about the new album’s title, "we'd rather people tell us what it’s about than preach. We just realised that lyrically, it could, loosely, fit together into a story"


Don't forget their video off to the right.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

A Message to Mark D of Two Second Hate

What the Fuck dude!? You say shit then don't follow though!? What Fucking ASSHOLE!
Why am I so pissed? here let me refresh your memory!
Lets go back to November

ME: "Hey Mark

I was just thinking of my next post and of course you guys came to mind with this... I was thinking of holding a contest for something free. At first I thought about the Two Second Hate CD but mine has become a part of my car stereo ;). So if you guys are willing to part with one free one for this contest that would be great.

I look at it like this, it help bring more hits to my site plus more fans for you guys. But it's up to you guys.
Hit me back when you can Ill work out the details"

Mark D : "
No problem dude. Go ahead with it, and just give us the address of the winner and we'll drop ship it directly to them. We'll autograph it so its a bit more personal. If you want to do two winners for two Cd's thats fine as well. Or two different contests. Keep us in mind for future giveaways, cool?
We're always willing to throw down for good promotion.
Let us know whats going on with your contest when you get it in place. We'd love to check it out!
Thanks for thinking of us for your promo's Chris, and your continued support!
Mark D."

The post went up and winners have been picked. And I emailed the addresses to Mark. After a few weeks I asked the winners if they got their Cd, both said NO! So I email Mr. DeGataga.

Me: "Hey Mark
First off Congrads on the International Radio Play! I thought I sent this email to you about the contest winners from Hatters World Contest (

I just got an email from one of the winners asking where her Cd was. So if I didn't sent it the first time here are the Contest winners addresses.
(Addresses Removed From Post)"

Maybe I forgot to send them the fist time....

Mark D: "Thanks Chris. I'll have them sent out in the next few days. Thanks again for everything! I'm sorry to hear about the turnout, but thats two more fans than before the contest. Can't complain about that.....please forward this, or drop the winners an email and let them know we are on it."

That was on December 15!

Now its January, I ask them again if they got their Cds? And again both said No!
So I email Mark yet again!

Me : "Dude!?
We had that Cd contest back in November. I have two readers that think I fucked them over!
Did you plan on sending these guys their Cd? Or should I just email them and tell them that they are not coming?

Give me a shout!"

And no reply after 24 hours. I know he read it!

I hope you guys don't treat future help this way!

Whatever I'm done with you AssHats!

To Thinkinfyou and Paul I'm sorry you guys had to be subject to this shit. If I knew this shit was going to happen the contest would have never happened, and thanks for your understanding that This Asshole fucked you over and not me.
But I'm done wasting my time and energy on this band. I got better bands that appreciate the time and energy I put in for them.

Moral of the story: I'm a nice guy till you Fuck me over or Piss me off!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jen Gloeckner

As in my last post I have expanded my music listening to outside the Metal/Rock area, and hopefully your as well.

Today's artist Jen Gloeckner, is not a stranger to the music scene. At an early age her family encouraged her in her new found talent. As a teenager Jen began composing songs and, like everyone does, singing along with her favorite musicians(If you said you don't still do this your lying! I do all the time). It wasn't until she received her first left-handed guitar for a birthday gift. After teaching herself how to play, she instantly started to work on her demo Cd.

The Dubuque, Iowa native set up a home recording studio in a spare bedroom and started in on her demo Cd. From Jens website bio :"Most of the songs were written during the recording process," Jen recalls. "I had originally written five or six songs, most of which were scrapped and replaced with new ones." This demo Cd changed into her debut album "Miles Away".

Miles Away was released in 2005 through One Little Indian Records. The Cd has had rave reviews from all around the web. You can read all of the reviews on Jen's website.

Now my faithful readers know I try to compare an artist with one on that may be mainstream, but this time I was stumped! In "Miles Away" you can hear hints of Jazz and Blues in the songs but the vocals take it to a whole different place. Don't take my word for it, listen to "Miles Away" For yourself in the player at the end of the post. The song "Another January" is available for free download at Jens ReverbNation site.
NOTE: To get the full effect of Jens style listen from beginning to end.

Jen does have a new Cd coming out in middle of 2009. The Cd title is "Mouth Of Mars". You can see Jens video for the song " Mouth of Mars" in the Featured Video on the side bar.



You Can also find Jen Gloeckner at:

Jen Gloeckner Website

Jen Gloeckner - Mouth of Mars


Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Here at Hatters World I've been pretty consistent on the rock side of music whether it's hard or not. Well today's post kind of strays a little from that I would like to welcome OddSTAR.

OddSTAR is a mix of Electronica/Dance / Alternative / Pop with a little bit of mid 80's goth thrown in for taste.

The BIO:
The vision of frontman, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Davis, oddSTAR creates a dramatic musical tapestry combining pulsating electronica, trip-hop, and dance grooves with the scorching dynamics and drama of live rock improvisation. The pounding, sexy rhythms and themes of Davis’s songs dance on the line between chaotic darkness and brilliant, emotional breakthroughs—creating a sound he calls “electrogothicspacerock.”

Having begun as a solo project around the turn of the century, oddSTAR now features four members: Davis (programming, synthesizers, guitar, vocals); Melissa Crowder (bass guitar, synthesizers, vocals); and Jason Ross Martin (guitars, vocals). This lineup commands a stage and adds soaring layers of sound to Davis’s intricate compositions.

Currently recording the debut album with the full-band lineup, oddSTAR adds a new dimension to the music scene in Asheville: a blend of futuristic sounds and textures with flourishes of rock and roll spontaneity that delivers both the tension and release modern audiences crave.

Take a listen to the band


Also check out their video in the Featured Video.

If you live in or around the Asheville, NC area go check this band out!

You can also find OddSTAR on the following sites:

OddSTARs website
OddSTAR on ReverbNation
OddSTAR on Myspace

OddSTAR--She's Too Cool(for you)

Monday, January 12, 2009


By now you may have noticed that the old URL is not working anymore. I'm sorry about that.
I went to remove an old blog I had and well I removed the wrong one. I know this may cause chaos on your end and I may loose a lot of readers.

I think I got feedburner working right.

I have a lot of work to do (again) thank goodness I made a back-up of my post over the weekend.
Hatter's World will be back in business shortly. If you are linked to this site Please update your Link to

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Itunes Store going DRM free

Apple has released a press release today about the changes coming to Itunes.

All Songs DRM-Free

Users Can Download Songs Directly Onto iPhone 3G Over Their 3G Network for the Same Price

In April 2009, Songs on iTunes Will be Available at Three Price Points

Read the whole press release HERE