June 2016

Kate Vargas Releases New Video

New York-based outlaw Americana artist, Kate Vargas, announces the release of her new music video, “Second Skin,” premiering via Elmore Magazine. True to her Southwestern roots, Vargas’s music “weaves through a riotous brew of folk, blues and rock, delivered by an undeniably unique voice… It's like the sound of a favorite bourbon come to life: gritty, but with loads of personality to spare." (The Deli Magazine)

Purple Hatter's Ball Releases Daily Schedule

Purple Hat Productions has released the daily schedule for the ninth annual Purple Hatter’s Ball (PHB) taking place at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida June 17-19, 2016.

Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival in August

Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty has announced the line-up for the sixth annual Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival to be held on the Green on Saturday, August 20, from noon until 10:00 p.m. This year’s free concert will celebrate the 90th birthday of legendary jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli who has become a

The Wind and The Wave On Tour Now

Austin, Texas-based duo The Wind and The Wave, newest signing to Island Records, released their brand new single, “Grand Canyon,” the first advance track from their long-awaited second album, HAPPINESS IS NOT A PLACE, produced by Butch Walker, due later this year.

The Pirate Party Music Festival Returns

2016 marks the 8th year of one of the Western Region's most unique, most celebrated, and least known-about annual events.  The Pirate Party is an annual three-day music and arts festival that has gained a cult following among music fans all across the Northwest.

Tuskha Self-Titled LP Out Now

These songs were not intended for a record release. There was no shiny wrapper in their future. They were created as far away from the music machine as possible, even as their journey started under cover of headphones, in a van, in the middle of a long year of touring a different project. These songs began with a resolution.

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Mahwah Museum, Jazz and Blues Guitar Celebration

On Saturday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. the Mahwah Museum will host the Jazz and Blues Guitar Celebration at Ramapo College Trustees Pavilion, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah.  There will be live and silent auctions of many special guitars and music memorabilia, live entertainment and a raffle drawing.   This event will be the culmination of the Museums yearlong celebration of Les Paul’s 100th birthday
 

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Randy Travis Appears In Shane Owens New Music Video

Traditional country singer/songwriter Shane Owens is taking country music fans back to the good ol’ days with a music video featuring Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Randy Travis in “Country Never Goes Out Of Style,” which premieres as an online exclusive on The Boot, with airings on Heartland, AXS-TV and Country Network.

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Forlorn Strangers set to release Debut EP

One year ago, Forlorn Strangers packed up all of their belongings in Nashville, TN and put them into storage. They headed out on the road, and played their first official show in Indianapolis on May 7th, 2015 - the start of their new nomadic lifestyle and dedication to music.

Michael Franti Premieres New Album

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD have teamed up exclusively with PANDORA to give fans an early listen to their new album SOULROCKER in its entirety up until its official Friday, June 3 release via Fantasy Records.

The Kickback Announce Summer Tour Dates

The Kickback's brand of brainy indie rock and raucous live shows have earned the band fans in Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, The Huffington Post, Nerdist, CMJ, The Wild Honey Pie and more.

Hey Marseilles Summer Concerts

Hey Marseilles are a band that have arrived on what is a rather glorious, new sound. On two previous albums, the Seattle six-piece embraced classical influences in a big way, taking cues from contemporaries like The Decemberists.

North Coast Announces Full 2016 Lineup

With each day that passes, North Coast Music Festival’s (NCMF) seventh annual installment at Union Park draws nearer and nearer. After revealing the first phase of the event’s incredible musical acts, we’re thrilled to announce the full lineup for 2016 in all its glory!

2nd Annual 'Ride for Ronnie' Raises $50000

The 2nd Annual RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride and Concert, held on Sunday, May 22nd, raised $50,000 for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (

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Frogleg Returns to Owsley's Golden Road

Frogleg ​is a fresh young band out of Minneapolis. Since their first show in late 2012, a major buzz about the band Frogleg has been spreading throughout the Twin Cities music scene stemming from their ever‐growing weekly tradition, “Frogleg Thursdays @ Bunkers Music Bar & Grill” in downtown Minneapolis.

Dead & Company Tickets and Signed Poster

As you've probably heard, Dead & Company will be kicking off a national tour June 10 in Charlotte, NC.

The Felice Brothers Release New Song

“Plunder,” the second song to debut from The Felice Brothers’ upcoming release Life In The Dark, premieres today via Welcome to Night Vale (ep. 89: Who’s a Good Boy? Part 1). Listen to the rowdy narrative on iTunes for a healthy dose of skepticism.

The wait is over. Reel To Real has arrived.

Reel to Real is an archival rock documentary about the innovative Umphrey's McGee, diving deep into the early years by examining their inner workings through unreleased band shot camcorder footage. It reflects on UM's days of suspended youth, racking up thousands of miles in a van and trailer without a worry in sight. But reality knocks as a founding member walks away mid tour, putting the entire venture in jeopardy.

Making a Festival Happen: The People Behind MOM

As I cover regional music festivals, I always like to show Grateful Web readers how festivals work and who puts them together. Though we’d all like to believe that magic festival elves appear in the night and toss fairy dust over a field and the next morning a festival pops up like mushrooms after a rain, it doesn’t work like that. There’s a lot of planning put into the creation and execution of a major music festival.

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