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Chicago Band THE SPARES Featured on July 31st TRUE BLOOD

CHICAGO (July 25, 2011) — The hit HBO vampire drama True Blood will feature a song by Chicago Americana group The Spares in its July 31 episode, officials from the show announced today.

“The haunting twang and dark sexiness of The Spares mixed very nicely in the world of True Blood,” says Gary Calamar, the show’s Grammy-nominated music supervisor. True Blood was also nominated for four Emmy Awards earlier this month.

Calamar chose the song “Mexico” to include in an episode entitled “I Wish I Was the Moon” (Season 4, Episode 6). The track was written and recorded by The Spares in 2005 for the group’s first CD, Hand Me Down. “Mexico” was also named “Country Song of the Year” in 2006 by the Independent Artists Company.

“’Mexico’ is about someone who is frustrated with day-to-day life, and who dreams of making a dramatic change to shake up that routine,” says Steve Hendershot of The Spares, who wrote the song along with lead vocalist Jodee Lewis. “What I had in mind at the time was wanting to quit my job at Northwestern University to be a musician. But I can see how it would apply equally well to the people and vampires of Bon Temps, Louisiana.”

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Video: G TOM MAC’s “Cry Little Sister (Swamp Version)” from TRUE BLOOD

G TOM MACLast month at Vampire-Con in L.A., Fango's Pat Jankiewicz reported on a special presentation (read it here) of a new music video for G TOM MAC's famous LOST BOYS anthem, "Cry Little Sister."

Tonight, Fango heard from Gerard McMann (aka G TOM MAC) with said video in tow. Inspired by (and used for) HBO's hit series TRUE BLOOD, "Cry Little Sister (Swamp Version)" is a fresh and bluesy take on the song, and you can check out the full clip below.

Starting Monday, September 14, the track will be available as a digital single via iTunes and CD Baby. The video was helmed by Anthony Cappello with Paolo Cascio as the Director of Photography, and was edited by Phillip Lindsey & Daniela Pistone.

TRUE BLOOD will air its season finale tonight on HBO. From some fresh comments from the cast, click here!

Vampire Events in New Orleans with real BITE!

Everyone knows that one of the best Halloween destination vacation spots is none other than the sultry city of New Orleans and this years events are shaping up to be simply to die for.  So, go and get some costumes together and get your plane ticket bound for the vampire mecca that is New Orleans, and no…it isn’t all about Anne Rice any more.

To start things off Friday, October 30th check out the Tru Blood and Gold Ball with special guest Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels that HBO’s hit show True Blood is based on.  Charlaine will be at the ball and at a special wine tasting event the evening before and ending her stay with a book signing at the Garden District Bookstore Halloween afternoon. There will also be live entertainment with three bands taking the stage at Republic New Orleans.
Go here for ticket and all event  info for the Tru Blood and Gold Ball.

Then, if that isn’t enough vampire mayhem, be seen at the House of Blues at midnight on Halloween for the Endless Night XII Vampire Ball where you can revel in the night, take in hypnotic Gothic belly dance and dance the night away to the sounds of imported DJs spinning your fave Gothic/industrial/vampire music all leading up to a HUGE costume contest!  So channel your dark side and bring your fetish, steam punk, horror, Gothic or your favorite vampire persona and enter the contest to win.  Each winner of their category gets a HUGE prize bag and the Best In Show gets a prize bag and a cash prize.   Go here for info and tickets for the Endless Night XII Vampire Ball.  VIP packages available for a limited time only.  VIP status gets you into other preand after parties for free along with some special Endless Night swag.

Both of these events are private ticketed events.  You can purchase tickets online via PayPal or buy them at the venue door if available.  BOTH EVENTS ARE 18 and UP!

So, be seen in New Orleans this Halloween weekend!

True Blood Tasting & VIP Party

True Blood Tastings & VIP Party

Join RCN in Chicago on Labor Day Weekend for some tasty treats and a VIP Party, featuring Nelsan Ellis (“Lafayette”) from True Blood!

True Blood Tastings

When: Wed. Sept. 2nd, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Where: Qdoba Mexican Grill
Address: 2427 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 (near The Biograph Theater)
What: Come try True Blood!

Fangtasia VIP Party

When: Fri. Sept. 11th – 9 p.m. to Midnight (or later)
Where: Hamilton’s
Address: 6341 N Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60626
What: Join us for an Exclusive VIP Fangtasia Party, with Special guest, Nelsan Ellis (“Lafayette”) from HBO’s True Blood


Drink Up! ‘True Blood’ Season 1 DVD Giveaway!

FEARnet is giving you the chance to quench your blood-thirst with a giant gulp of the sexiest vampire show around. In honor of True Blood season two (starting July 14th) and the DVD release of season one (May 19th), enter for a chance to win one of three season one DVD sets from FEARnet! To enter just check out our official rules page and email with “True Blood Season 1 DVD Giveaway” in the subject line. We know you’re thirsty for it so go ahead and treat yourself…

First Look at the Second Season of ‘True Blood’

SOURCE: BD While most teens were anxiously awaiting the release of Twilight, they should have been keeping their eyes glued to HBO Sunday nights for a real vampire drama, True Blood, which will be entering its second season on June 14. If you missed the first season, now is the time to find a way to catch up (Hulu maybe?) on the adaptation that follows Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a barmaid living in Louisiana who can read people's minds, and how her life is turned upside down when the Vampire Bill (Stephen Moyer), walks into her place of employment two years after vampires "came out of the coffin" on national television. Today the first images from the second season have sunk their teeth online, click here for a look.

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