Awaiting Approval From The City Of Dallas, EXXXOTICA Announces Its Three Other 2016 Dates & All-New Location



As EXXXOTICA Continues to Await Approval from the City Of Dallas, The Sexual Revolution Continues as EXXXOTICA, The Nation’s Largest Event Dedicated To Love & Sex, Confirms Its Three Other Locations in 2016, Including Its Debut Event in Columbus, Ohio.

(February 9, 2016 – PHILADELPHIA, PA) The EXXXOTICA Expo, has once again been in the national spotlight as the City of Dallas has decided to put the event’s return to the Dallas Convention Center to a vote from the Dallas City Council, which is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10.
In the interim, the nation’s largest events dedicated to love and sex, is pleased to announce its remaining 2016 event schedule and locations, as well as unveiling its all-new ad campaign for the year, which clearly sends the message that the sexual revolution is here.
Presented By MyFreeCams, EXXXOTICA is happy to announce its return to both Chicago (July 8-10), and New Jersey (November 4-6), as well as making its debut in Columbus, Ohio, August 26-28, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

“Columbus is a pretty amazing geographical location,” J. Handy, Director of EXXXOTICA, said about the choice of the show’s debut in the Buckeye State. “First off, it’s one of the 15 largest cities in the country. Second, it’s within driving distance of Detroit, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Louisville, all who have a combined population of over 2.5 million people.” Columbus was also recently named one of the most “sex-happy” cities in the country, ranking third in the nation, in a recent Men’s Health article.

EXXXOTICA’s 2016 ad campaign that carries the timely message of “Sex Isn’t A Four Letter Word” features empowered images of adult stars and EXXXOTICA favorites including the likes of Allie Haze, Anikka Albrite, Asa Akira, Charlie Grace, Jillian Janson, Kelly Shibari, Kendra Sunderland, Mick Blue, Misty Stone, Nina Hartley, Ms. EXXXOTICA New Jersey Roxy Nelson, Skin Diamond and Stoya, among others.

Dates and general information for all four shows is now available with the launch of the updated official website, Location specific sub-sites will launch soon and will be the place where fans and exhibitors can find out all the information they need about all things EXXXOTICA, including stars appearing, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, educational seminar schedule, travel info, official after parties, special events, announcements, and much more.

Exhibit and sponsorship sales are already soaring after last year’s trio of record-breaking shows. Limited premium space and a variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for all events. There are exhibitor and/or sponsorship packages to fit every budget that will put you and your business in front of a rabid cash-in-hand crowd. All inquires can be directed to

“We’re really excited with the direction of the EXXXOTICA brand. In today’s world, it’s important that sex has a voice, and we’re happy to be that voice.” Handy continues, “We believe that sex is best served by way of education and entertainment, and that’s exactly what EXXXOTICA does.”


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How HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ Taps Into the Secret History of Seventies Rock



SOURCE: Rolling Stone


Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s HBO show deep-dives into the decade’s music-biz underbelly

Welcome to New York, 1973: The spirit of rock & roll is a cesspool of money, drugs and bodily fluids. It’s the same unholy trinity that fuels Vinyl, the excellent and hotly awaited new HBO tale of the Seventies music business, executive-produced by the glimmer twins of Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, along with The Sopranos’ Terence Winter. The mobbed-up record labels are trying to squeeze every last drop of blood they can get from what’s left of the Sixties. On the streets, punk and hip-hop are just starting to fester. Up in the boardrooms, it’s business as usual – a promo hustler drops by to visit his favorite radio DJ, giving him the hundred-dollar handshake, except by now the payola nut is up to five grand and a gram. The promo man and the DJ snort a few lines of “Bolivian dancing dust” off the record on the turntable, while Chicago’s “Saturday in the Park” plays. That perky little hit has never sounded so sordid. Can you dig it?

Vinyl gives the Seventies New York rock scene the Goodfellas treatment. Bobby Cannavale stars as the Henry Hill figure: Richie Finestra, head honcho of struggling American Century Records and a veteran of the label wars of the early Sixties. As he recalls, “When I started in this business, rock & roll was defined like this: Two Jews and a guinea recording four schvartzes on a single track. Now it’s changed so much it’s not even recognizable as the thing people used to be so afraid of.”


He’s a racket boy who worked his way up in the New York clubs, bragging, “You think you work hard? Try scraping Chubby Checker’s vomit off the inside of a toilet stall.” But now his label is falling apart; nobody knows what’s going to hit big next. He wants to sell out to Polygram, but first he needs to sign some heavy hitters, so he has his people scrounging around for the almost-famous. James Jagger, Mick’s 30-year-old son, is priceless as the singer for the up-and-coming proto-punks the Nasty Bits. Meanwhile, Finestra’s partying takes a toll on his marriage to Olivia Wilde, a former Factory model turned into a bored suburban housewife. She meets a Nico-style scenester at a party, who coos, “Andy asked for you just the other night! Lou was with us.”


Vinyl uses the gritty details of Seventies rock culture to tell the story, like the moment when a room of jaded label hacks sit around listening to a record from this weird new pop group from Sweden named Abba. (“The music’s garbage, but I’d fuck the blonde.” “Can you beg in Swedish?”) A cardboard cutout of Rod Stewart in the corner looks on sadly, as if he wishes he could warn them the future will be like nothing they imagined.


The show has a great sense of American sleaze – the Scorsese-directed premiere episode revels in the petty criminal details of how nickels and dimes get cranked out of the old-school music machine, whether that means dumping cutouts or kneecapping artists who get out of line.


Passionate music fans rub elbows with gangsters and killers – yet sometimes they’re the same people. The weak spots come when actors try to impersonate real-life rock stars, as in the clumsy scenes where Cannavale argues with Led Zeppelin. The guy playing Robert Plant looks more like Dave Mustaine after raiding Dee Snider’s wig vault, and Zeppelin manager Peter Grant, legendary as a terrifying hulk of brute force, is portrayed as looking more like a crankier Phil Collins.


1973 was also the year Scorsese dropped Mean Streets, the film that made his bones as a director and changed all the rules of Seventies cinema, especially in the way it used rock & roll to tell the story. Mean Streets was also the movie that fused the genius of both Scorsese and Jagger, with the Stones on the soundtrack – the classic scene where Robert De Niro glowers in the club to “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”


So this is a shady world Scorsese and Jagger know well. In one fantastic nightmare sequence, Cannavale scores blow downtown, then goes to the Mercer Arts Center to see the New York Dolls play “Personality Crisis,” as the violence of the music and the madness of the fans make him sweat his brains out through his leather jacket. It’s a perfect soundtrack to the personality crisis that’s going on in his soul – and also for the state of rock & roll. Paint it black, baby.

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FILTER: More ‘Crazy Eyes’ Album Details Revealed



FILTER will release its seventh studio album, “Crazy Eyes”, on April 8 via Wind-Up Records. The follow-up to 2013’s “The Sun Comes Out Tonight” was produced by FILTER founder, singer and guitarist Richard Patrick.

“FILTER is the mind,” exclaims Richard. “It’s your interpretation or my interpretation. Our thing is to look at people’s unexplainable behavior and assess it, using sound. It’s a way to approximate the insanity of the human condition. The reason this record is so fucking heavy and strange is it’s exactly the opposite of what’s popular. It’s not pretty. It’s not cute. It’s real.”

Rather than partner with a producer, Richard took up the reins and oversaw the production side himself…

“You recognize it’s us from my aggression and singing, but the instrumentation had to change,” he admits. “It wasn’t about just stacking guitars like we might’ve done on the last couple of records. There are way more electronics and sound design used.”

He collaborated with old friends such as the man behind 1999’s seminal platinum-certified “Title Of Record”, producer Ben Grosse (THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, MARILYN MANSON), and Michael “Blumpy” Tuller (NINE INCH NAILS). He also worked closely with new bandmates Oumi Kapila (guitar, programming), Ashley Dzerigian (bass), Chris Reeve (drums) and Bobby Miller (keyboards), plus former FILTER bandmates Johnny Radke and Danny Lohner. Mixing, meanwhile, was taken care of by Brian Virtue (JANE’S ADDICTION, THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, DEFTONES), with the mastering being handled by the colorful Howie Weinberg (VAN HALEN, THE MARS VOLTA, THE WHITE STRIPES).

The first single, “Take Me To Heaven”, rides a pulse-pounding gallop into an entrancing and ponderous refrain.

“I was looking into the eyes of my father when he was passing away, and I held his hand,” Richard recalls. “He glanced at me really quickly, focused on me, had this look of gratitude, and then he slipped away. I was almost like, ‘I hope you’re going to heaven’. Scientifically, the idea doesn’t make any sense to me, but if there is a heaven, take me there. That’s what happened.”

Ultimately, it all comes back to the fact that Richard remains honest.

“I’m completely into this for the music,” he concludes. “Being yourself is the most important thing. I authentically went to places I’d never gone before. That was from my heart. I’m trying to be as genuine as possible to what FILTER is. It’s about sounding fucking different, forward and original.”

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David Lee Roth Returns With The Roth Show


David Lee Roth has made his return online with the launch of a new website. As part of the launch, the singer is also debuting a new episode of his web series The Roth Show.

The Van Halen frontman’s social media sites went dark at the end of January 2015 without explanation, just days before Van Halen announced plans to release “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert.”

Roth returned on February 7 with a new home at, with links to his Facebook and Twitter accounts. “D-Ro in the house, yo,” posted Roth. “Peace, love, & concussions to all #SB50”

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PRONG “No Absolutes” Out Now


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