check out the artist responsible for the tours artwork !

Philip Manning aka PaintPot – “the Mars Machine.” 27 year old seeker of the strange, robot loving graphic designer, illustrator and artist. I’m always on a quest for that beautiful nightmare and its all good! Born in Montana, with the last 7 years spent in New York City with a BA in fine Arts and Graphic Design. I landed a job at Universal Music where I was trained under the masterful Art Direction of Mr. Hollis King who was a former student of Milton Glaser. Many years and album packages later, I now reside in sunny LA. The glass half full, art puke, with a vision to make it happen again. You can find me skateboarding the streets searching for that raw, dilapidated pile of inspiration. Work, draw, more work, and striving to carve a niche in the design and art world that is my own. You can check me out at Word!!

Philip Manning

press release

Split Personality Tour
Singer-Songwriters Embark on Ten Nation Tour
Tour to be Filmed for Documentary, New Music Released

San Diego: Teaming two up and coming singer-songwriters, San Diego based Christopher Leyva and Montana’s Taylor Brown, the Split Personality tour will take in ten countries in nine months, with multiple cities in each. Opening in Scotland on August 8 and ending in April 2011 with a run of shows in Japan, the tour will also stop in to England, France, Sweden, Mexico, Finland, Paris, Germany, Amsterdam, Australia and the U.S. ( NY,CH,LV,LA and more)

A true collaboration, Leyva and Brown will team up in performance with Brown playing his own material and providing backing for both perfomers with live lead electric guitar ,piano and live loops of drums and accompaniements – no prerecorded tracks.

Fans will be able to follow the duo’s exploits via a daily web blog, with a film maker on hand to document the journey from start to finish. Two albums will be released to coincide with this tour. Leyva’s “Black and Gold” his third solo effort, available at all the usual places online and in stores, is an ambitious double album, featuring a disc of pop material and a second disc of instrumentals. Leyva and Brown will also release a limited edition covers album, with songs from Ryan Adams, Oasis, Beatles, Leonard Cohen,Michael jackson and many more, available exclusively at their shows.

Though classified as singer songwriters, due to the occasional sighting of an acoustic guitar, what Brown and Leyva create is classic pop and rock, recast for the modern era. If you like music that’s strong on hooks and melodies, guitars and voices plus mixes with the new world of edgy electronics, The Split Personality tour should not be missed.

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Meet our new non-profit!


Outside the Bowl serves more than just soup.

Carlsbad, California (June 14, 2010) – Outside the Bowl’s Port-de-Paix super kitchen will be feeding thousands of hungry Haitians every day by the end of the summer. A Tijuana, Mexico kitchen and a second Haiti facility are scheduled to be constructed, cooking and distributing hot meals by the end of 2010.

“We are incredibly excited to be working in places like Haiti,” said Jae Evans, founder and executive director of OTB, “providing hot meals and using that food to empower in-country organizations to love, teach and serve their communities rather than spending time feeding it, too.”

Outside the Bowl is a non-profit organization that helps eliminate physical and spiritual starvation by building super kitchens in developing nations and showing God’s love to those they feed. The model kitchen in Paarl, South Africa–built in 2008–has now served more than 2 million hot meals.

OTB renovates cargo shipping containers; packs them with a complete kitchen (including 700-pound electrical kettles) and building materials; and ships it to the site. The kitchen can be constructed and operational in weeks. The mass-production facilities are capable of cooking up to 8,000 hot meals a day and are then distributed directly to orphanages, schools, medical clinics, churches and other similar organizations.

In 2011, OTB will be working in Africa as well as continuing its work in Haiti and Mexico. To find out more, please visit

Becky Morquecho, Director of Media Relations


Marangos, Vicki
show details Jun 3 (3 days ago)

(For Immediate Release—June 3, 2010) San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego has got it right, creating a menu with global cuisine featuring some of the freshest local ingredients. House of Blues San Diego spent the last month searching through 5,000 House of Blues recipes to bring to life great flavors and great variety at a great value. In celebration of the creation of the new menu, the first one hundred San Diegans are invited to experience a free entrée showcasing the global cuisine House of Blues created. The premiere of the new menu takes place Monday, June 14th from 11:30am to 2:00pm.

The first one hundred guests are invited to choose an entrée from a few new delicious menu items for lunch including: Lemon Chicken Alfredo, Chicken Fajita Melt, Muffaletta Sandwich, Smoked Whole Wheat Turkey Wrap, Caprese Sandwich, and Chopped Vegetable Salad.

“We are extremely excited to offer our guests a wide variety of excellent food at a great value. We have stayed true to our roots and added some classic House of Blues fare as well as adding some food with local flair using some of the freshest local ingredients,” says General Manager Matt Parsons.

This passion for food and the House of Blues brand has lead Parsons’ to create a menu with local fresh foods combined with classic House of Blues recipes such as the Pork Chop with Cornbread stuffing, Cowboy Steak, and Southern Saltimbocca.

During the premiere of the new menu, guests will enjoy live music and a chance to text to win awesome prizes!

To keep the party going, House of Blues will host a Happy Hour blow out bash all week long starting Monday, June 14th through the 18th from 4:00pm-7:00pm with complimentary food from the killer new happy hour menu.

Media interviews are available with the General Manager. To schedule an interview, please contact Vicki Marangos at 619.671.3507 or


House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 619.299.2583

Restaurant Reservations- Reservations for the restaurant can be made by contacting 619.525.1966.

About House of Blues
Founded in 1992, this dynamic company with soul, spirit and vision was acquired by Live Nation in November of 2006. With 13 branded clubs, including Atlantic City, Anaheim, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando and San Diego, each House of Blues club features live music, Southern-inspired cuisine in an eclectic environment celebrating the African American cultural contributions of blues music and folk art.

Media Contacts:
To set up a live shot or to request restaurant giveaways, please contact
Vicki Marangos