Tis the Season to be Jolly. We hope it's full of family, friends and music. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  It's definitely a time of celebration and family.  We want to celebrate with our LaGrunge Music family so there are 2 ways to get Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band's latest release "Away In A Manger" drop us your email and we'll send you a free download or if you'd like, pay what you want on the https://lagrungemusic.com/music 

Last gigs in 2021 already making #moremusicin2022 1st up January 20th ULTRA-MEGA's new single Stranded In Alien Nation will be out on all platforms or you can preorder pay what you want directly right now 

https://lagrungemusic.com/album/2093929/stranded-in-alien-nation


 I'm also in the final mix phase with Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band's February release Hell and Back Out on all Platforms 2/17/2022 and soon it'll be uploaded on https://lagrungemusic.com/music

So That's what we got cooking for the end of the year into the new one hope to see you soon

Be Good To Each Other and Be Safe Out There

Mark Stone

me@lagrungemusic.com

Rocktober Is Upon Us. 

Brandy(You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass covered by Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band

Crank It Up by ULTRA-MEGA is available for Pre-Order now

Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band's Christmas

Song Away In A Manger is also Available for Pre-Order

Halloween comes before Christmas and adults should get Halloween before the kids so I'm supporting your right to party with us and wear your best 80's horror themed outfit.

And I'll be At Route 47 Pub and Grub Friday Nov.5th and Saturday Nov.6th at the Maxx Bar and Grill

I'm at Honkys tonight in Grove City 7-11pm

Cheers!!! Hope you all had an awesome weekend

Be Good To Each Other and Be Safe Out There

Mark Stone

me@lagrungemusic.com

 

Rocktober This Way Comes 

Groove City is out everywhere https://songwhip.com/ultramega/groove-city and of course you can download directly from us if you're digging it and you'd like to support our musical habits.

ULTRA-MEGA https://lagrungemusic.com/album/2032804/groove-city

Speaking of support if you are one of our YouTube Subscribers I just put up Sundays Video if you're interested in watching it early.  If you're interested in seeing and hearing our new music and or what we are working on next sign up to get our emailer https://lagrungemusic.com/the-dirty-news-letter If you're already an email subscriber the last email I sent you will have the new video in the playlist link I suggested you bookmark.  Probably look at the bottom because it runs to the top when it goes public.  It will probably go public Saturday.  I just realized I wrote all that and never said what IT was.What Hurts The Most was written by Jeffery Steele and Steve Robson and you may have heard Rascal Flatts do it but it really caught my ear when I heard Aaron Lewis(former Staind frontman) cover it.  This year as well as doing suggested songs for sync I wanted to make sure I covered songs that I love that I haven't been able to do.  This is definitely one of those and it's been added to the live show so I wanted to do it like that just the acoustic and my voice.  Coming Oct. 3rd is an acoustic cover of Blue Bayou which you may have heard me sing at a live show.  I LOVE Linda Ronstadt and Roy Orbison so it had to happen.Oct.10th ULTRA-MEGA covers No Doubts Sunday Morning And on Oct.17th it's a double header Sunday with I'm All In Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band's new single coming out on our LaGrunge Music YouTube channel and at 5pm cst I'll be on BOB FM's Homegrown Show with Brandon Backstrom  debuting the new single on country radio listen live at 5pm cst here https://v7player.wostreaming.net/2956 

Spotify users can Presave I'm All In here ------> https://show.co/pftpdpa

Maybe even a couple of songs acoustic live in studio too and a T-Shirt Give away because it's been awhile since we've done one of those and it's my birthday month I can do what I want. Oh hey,  speaking of I jumped the gun a little if you wanna party with me for my birthday I'll be at Aurelio's Pizza in Ramsey Oct.8th 7-10pm and or my hometown bar Honky's 8pm-12am Oct.9th and or New London American Legion 6-10pm Oct.16th and or ALL OF THE ABOVE.  Why Not?? I'll be at Ruff's Wings in Wilmar Oct.22nd, Back at Honky's Bar Oct.23rd and I'll be filling in for the Rock Godz for the Halloween Party at the Dalles House Oct.30th for any information on those shows and or what comes after that it will be on the homepage of the website or <------Click that huge sentence 

That's brings us to November and Thanksgiving I should be able to muster another blog by them but before I sign off I just wanna say.  I'm very thankful for everyone of you who subscribe, follow, reply, leave comments and buy directly from us to show your support. It means the world to me and I'm very lucky to be able to do this musical thing.  Hopefully I'll see you soon.

Until Then Be Good To Each Other and Be Safe Out There

Mark Stone

me@lagrungemusic.com 

 

Hey Party People I'll be playing Friday and Saturday this week  

Just shy of 2 weeks away The Dirty Country Band and I are doing a cover of the Looking Glass Classic "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" for Sync Cafe Wednesday Aug 18th at 12pm CST sign up here if you'd like to join us http://syncsummit.com/synccafesignup/

But tomorrow I'll be at Aurelio's Pizza in Ramsey from 7-11pm

 

and Saturday I'll be at Flickabirds Resort in Rush City from 7-11pm

Sunday I'll hopefully be back at it putting the finishing touches on Brandy and creating some more music see the post below for more on that and email me if you have some music we should collaborate on.

I better get back at it

Mark Stone

me@lagrungemusic.com

PANDEMETRON is Here!!!!!! 

Click Picture above to download Direct or video below for preview

Pandemetron is the villain of the ULTRA-MEGA story.  Created through a fatally failed experiment by leading scientists working for the United Federation of Hate.  Pandemetron is a symbiotic nano virus borg that exists to grow and spread feeding on entire planets and assimilating everything it consumes to itself as the supreme life form. Pandemetron sees itself as the liberator of the plague of the human race.  Every Villain needs a theme song.

We'd like to thank Russ Lund our very talented visual artist friend for helping us bring ULTRA-MEGA and PANDEMETRON characters to life.  ULTRA-MEGA's next release will take you to Groove City

We hope you'll join us on the many adventures in the sonic and visual landscapes that is ULTRA-MEGA coming September 16th.  Head Backstage if you'd like to hear Groove City before it's publicly released and or if you'd like to see and or hear any of these upcoming titles

Coming July 18thComing July 25thComing Aug 1stcoming Aug 8th Simple ManComing Aug 15th Last Summer by Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band and on all platforms Aug 19thComing Aug 22ndComing Aug 29thComing Sept 5thand lastly but certainly not leastly the above mentioned Groove City will be on YouTube Sept 12th and on all platforms September 16th.

So that's what's on the immediate horizon musically for us but there's even more music in the works right now as I finish the guitars and vocals for the Beatles Cover Oh Darling we are planning a Ska Fest with an ULTRA-MEGA cover of No Doubt's Sunday Morning and to sail the 7 seas with the Yacht Rock Classic by Looking Glassand if that wasn't enough we thought we'd bring the aliens right to your door with Billy Thorpe's ClassicSo that's what's coming up for us.  If it seems like an overwhelming amount of music you're not alone and thankfully neither am I.  I couldn't make all this music without the help of the LaGrunge Music Families support and or the help of the musical collaborators who have helped me make #moremusicin2021 

That's all for now.  Until next time be good to each other and be safe out there.

Mark Stone

me@lagrungemusic.com

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NEW RELEASE DAY: Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band No Good For Nobody is on ALL platforms 

Streamers:  https://songwhip.com/mark-stone-and-the-dirty-country-band/no-good-for-nobody

Downloaders: https://lagrungemusic.com/album/1920407/no-good-for-nobody

If you like the straight ahead roots rock n roll you might like this one give it a spin and let us know.

So What's next??  We thought this B.T.O cover would be appropriate for Father's DayIf you subscriber to our youtube channel you should be able to view it right now.  Jeremy Schreifels rips up the drums on this and former band mate from Split Second days Jimmy Woynilko shreds up some guitar solos.  Check out the description of the video to find out wheere you can see him now.  We know the waiting is the hardest part so we try to make it easier on folks who subscribe.  Here's a link in case you'd like to. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpuoljnWDH_uwnT_x9MG0tA?sub_confirmation=1

Speaking of Subscribers if you are a subscriber to our website and the LaGrunge Family Feed the next couple months are up or darn near if you wanna take a peek but here's a brief over view.

6/27/21 on YouTube

7/4/21 on YouTube

ULTRA-MEGA releases Pandemetron to YouTube 7/11/21 (Backstage hints)

7/18/21 The FunStones cover These Dreams Made popular by Heart

7/25/21 I'll be doing a cover of I Feel The Earth Move by Carol King with my buddy formerly of Juggernaut Erik Fratzke seismically makes his guitar statement in the solo sections.Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band's August release is appropriately titled Last Summer coming to YouTube 8/15/21

and last but certainly not least scheduled to come to YouTube 9/12/21is ULTRA-MEGA's future release Groove City 

So that's music as far out as September and it feels pretty good to be able to tell you about it leaving only 3 more months to talk about music in 2021 until we get to 2022.  

Live shows are happening too again which we happily welcome after being shut down most of last year the current events and or home page will have all of these as they occur so check back and come hang out with us when we are at a water hole near you

Tah Tah For Now Until We Meet Again Be Good To Each Other And Be Safe Out There

Mark Stone

me@lagrungemusic.com

 

The Future Is Now and on all Platforms 

The Future Is Now Is on all platforms today.  https://songwhip.com/ultramega/the-future-is-now

ULTRA-MEGA is working on the next release which will introduce the back round one eyed character ominously looking over the Twin Cities skyline in the Survive 2020 EP, Pandemetron (see pic below) artwork again by Russ Lund.

When Jeremy Schreifels and I kick started ULTRA-MEGA last year during lock down we just wanted to rock and make more music.  Some of the music we were writing together had a more extreme rock flavor more like the Juggernaut days than our current project The Dirty Country Band.

I should also mention that ULTRA-MEGA T's are on sale until June 1st so grab one at the reduced price and save.    If you want to know more about ULTRA-MEGA I highly recommend signing up for our emailer  and or checking out the origin story of ULTRA-MEGA if your world could use a bit more rock music ULTRA-MEGA is definitely for you. 

In Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band news we are hoping to do a couple shows this summer.  We'll see what happens on that front.  Meanwhile the music creation hasn't stopped.  No Good For Nobody is available for website subscribers and to download directly from us https://lagrungemusic.com/album/1920407/no-good-for-nobody Also available for Presave to Spotify users https://show.co/5SVGt3t 

Coming to YouTube Sunday June 13th 

Yes, Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band T's and Tanks are also on sale until 6/1/21 if you'd like to pick some new merch and save.

So here's what we have coming up on https://www.youtube.com/c/LaGrungeMusic

5/23/21 The FunStones cover Collective Soul's Shine

5/30/21 The FunStones cover I Love Rock N Roll by the Arrows as made popular by Joan Jett and thee Blackhearts

6/6/21 Mark Stone and the Dirty Country cover BJ Thomas's Another Somebody Does Somebody Wrong Song

6/13/21 as mentioned above Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band release No Good For Nobody

6/17/21 No Good For Nobody by Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band is available on all platforms

6/20/21 Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band cover Takin' Care of Business by BTO with Mick A Rotella

6/27/21 The FunStones Cover I Can Dream About You by Dan Hartman 

7/4/21 The Fourth of July we currently are taking suggestions on what to cover email your suggestions to me@lagrungemusic.com

7/11/21 ULTRA-MEGA's Video Preview of Pandemetron

That's honestly as far as we've gotten with the release schedule thus far as moving and relocating LaGrungeMusic HQ has been more time consuming than anticipated.  In Fact UPS is here with my studio foam for the walls so I gotta run. 

Until Next Time Be Good To Each Other And Stay Safe Out There

Mark Stone

me@lagrungemusic.com

 

 

My Life Story...I suppose I could've called it Our Life Story... 

Out on all platforms April 15th 

My Life Story by Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band is currently #1 on the country genre top 50 and #6 in the Top 50 new songs chart on Drooble Radio 

https://drooble.com/l/31m5e 

Rhonda's Back on the Microphone for Sunday April18th Right Here Right Now 

And at this point we should be closing on the new LaGrungeMusic HQ a few days after. But really, right here right now besides writing this I'm working on a cover for the Sync Summit Sync Cafe's Go Music Cover Challenge with a ULTRA-MEGA cover of Hot Chocolate's "You Sexy Thing" 

Listening Party is Wednesday 12pm cst sign up here http://syncsummit.com/synccafesignup/ if you want a little music with your lunch. If you miss it and or you'd like to hear the song again with the video Rhonda cooked up for it that will be on https://www.youtube.com/c/LaGrungeMusic Sunday April 25th or sooner for folks who subscribe to our emailer or directly to our YouTube channel. 

There's a whole bunch of songs coming after that in what order I have no idea but

the current events page or home page will reflect the up to date changes as they occur.  We hope to do some live outdoor musical things keep your eyes peeled as they'll show up there upon confirmation. 

One last thing for the Rock Fans  

Download Direct and or Presave on Spotify https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/ultramega/the-future-is-now  

Until Next Time Be Good To Each Other and Be Safe Out There 

Mark Stone me@lagrungemusic.com

My Life Story and The Future Is Now 

Happy Easter Everybody.

Seems like the appropriate time to mention to my friends the reason I wrote this song is to offer an alternative suggestion to the highway to hell.  We all stumble we all fall.  Forgiveness is a very powerful thing.  Hopefully this weekend finds you well surrounded by friends and family.

LaGrungeMusic Headquarters is relocating.  That's big news for Rhonda FunStone and I.  I have a feeling settling into the new place and finally having more dedicated isolated space to make music will ultimately not only result in #moremusicin2021 but even better music from here on out.  I can't wait to create it and create in it.

Right now I'm working on an ULTRA-MEGA cover of Hot Chocolate's "You Sexy Thing" for the Sync Summit's Sync Cafe' Cover Challenge from Go Music where the Sync Cafe Community does renditions of 3 classic songs.  "I Love Rock N Roll/Joan Jett/Arrows", "You Sexy Thing-Hot Chocolate", "Kids In America- Kim Wilde".  I also lent my voice in a collaboration with Chu and Alex in the Sync Community if you'd like to check it out thee listening party is Wednesday 12pm cst sign up here http://syncsummit.com/synccafesignup/ or somewhere further down the line it will end up on the YouTube Channel Subscribe here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpuoljnWDH_uwnT_x9MG0tA?sub_confirmation=1

Next Sunday will be the Video Premiere of My Life Story

We hope you dig the new songs

Did you know we put all the music we release into yearly playlists??

2021 so far

2020

2019

and before that we released Big Cellar and For Stories but that was then and ..........

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Until Next Time Be Good To Each Other and Stay Safe Out There

Mark Stone

me@lagrungemusic.com

Not Drinking Alone Is Out Everywhere Today 

Not Drinking Alone and the Black and White Album by Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band is available on all platforms via your streaming service of choice 

https://songwhip.com/mark-stone-and-the-dirty-country-band/black-and-white-album

Sunday On LaGrungeMusic I cover Dream On by Aerosmith 2/21/21 https://youtu.be/cnp3FVo6XB4 unless of course you get our emailer. Just a leave us an email via our contact pg or via comment section below and we'll send updates to your inbox.

February 25th Minnesota HomeBrew airs from 6-7pm cst Thursdays at: www.RadioNorthland.org

I'll cover Conway Twitty Hello Darlin for LaGrungeMusic before side stepping to http://mybobcountry.com  for the HomeGrownShow 2/28/21 5pm

The FunStones are back March 7th with

and the 14th will be the Video Debut of ULTRA-MEGA's Battling Resistance Presave on Spotify is available via https://bit.ly/BattlingResistance

that's a lot but we got #moremusicin2021 coming your way 

Be Good To Each Other and Stay Safe Out There 

Mark Stone