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January 2004:
"Dog Eared " the title track off of Michael's upcoming album was featured prominently on the second episode (shown as part two of the pilot) of MTV's new season of the Real World San Diego. The beginning of the song can be heard on MTV's site - click the first clip. Another upbeat song, "Crosshill" had been played previously on episode 8 of Real World/Road Rules Challenge the Gauntlet.

Also remember to pick up the January/February issue of CMJ Magazine. The free CD inside includes the beautiful track "Dis connect" from Dog Eared.

January 13th: Live in Chicago

Mark your calendars! Cerveris will be performing a special solo acoustic show at Schubas Tavern in Chicago on Tuesday, January 13th 2004. Be sure to come down to hear songs from Michael's debut solo album Dog Eared before it hits stores on February 24th.

There is a $6 door charge.

Schubas Tavern
3159 N. Southport
Chicago, IL
phone: 773-525-2508

November 2003:
"Crosshill" the first track off of Dog Eared can be heard on episode 8 of MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge the Gauntlet.


Things have changed regarding the planned November release of dog eared on a previous label. The new plan is for a street date of 24 February, 2004 (just in time for Valentine's Day....) on Low Heat Records (, distributed by the good, good people at Redeye Distribution ( They should have it out through their extensive network of major and independent retailers, Internet sales outlets and even cutting edge outlets like iTunes. The album is already making an impression, though, even before it's released. It's already been licensed for possible use in soundtracks for MTV's Real World, Road Rules and Extreme Sports shows. And another popular television show has expressed interest as well--details to follow.

Be sure to check out The CMJ Monthly Magazine (College Music Journal) website in November : Can't Feel My Soul will be available as a free MP3 download. .

The February issue will include Disconnect - track 2 on the new album on it's free CD with every copy. Pick yours up as soon as they're available!

Michael Live at Millennium Stage

Lucky visitors to Washington DC will have the chance to see Michael twice. First as the romantic lead in Sondheim's dark musical Passion. And later this summer Michael will be performing his own songs live at the Millennium Stage. The concert will be Sunday, August 18th at 6 pm and is free to the public.

The concert will be webcast live on

For more information and a special preview of Michael's exciting new music project - see

Retriever in London for One Night Only: 

Sunday, February 24: The Dublin Castle
94 Parkway
Camden Town
London NW1 7AN
tel: 020 8806 2668
fax: 020 8806 6444
Doors open at 8:45pm.

Thursday, December 27: Maxwells
1039 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ
American Degenerate @ 9pm
Retriever @ 10pm
Tickets available at Door $6
(201) 653-1703
see photos

Friday, December 28: Fez
380 Lafayette Street (at Great Jones Street)
New York, NY 10003
show begins @ 8:30pm
see photos

Above: Current Retriever line up:
Mark Kulke (guitar); David Ledden (bass), Alex Lutes (drums) and Michael Cerveris (vox & guitar.)
photo by Charlotte Hatherley

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