April 2017

Tommy Emmanuel Announces 'Live! At The Ryman'

Esteemed and acclaimed Grammy Award-winning guitarist TOMMY EMMANUEL today announced the May 19 release date of LIVE! AT THE RYMAN (via CPG Sounds). Filled with his complex fingerstyle technique and energetic performances, the album captures a special night of music in Nashville, TN on February 27, 2016 at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

King Washington to release 'Potential'

LA-based indie rockers King Washington have just released "Superman," the second single from their upcoming album Potential, due out May 19 on digital, CD, and vinyl.

Jazz Middelheim announces Initial Lineup

Today, Jazz Middelheim, which is being held from 3 through 6 August in Antwerp’s Park Den Brandt, is announcing several of the artists that will be performing this summer. Randy Weston, Bill Frisell ‘All We Are Saying’, Mingus Big Band, and Tony Allen Quartet: Tribute to Art Blakey have all confirmed that they’ll be in the park in Antwerp on 5 August. Ruben Machtelinckx will be demonstrating the various forms of his art on the Club Stage.

Blonde Roses Announce Debut Album

Blonde Roses, a New Orleans four-piece rock 'n' roll outfit, blends alternative grit and southern blues to create a harmonious union. Molly, Harry, Anthony, and Albert are a group of lifelong friends ready to set a stage for a longstanding career in music. Originally formed as a five-piece band known as The Wooden Wings in 2008, the group shifted and changed to Blonde Roses - the perfect balance between "sassy and feminine."

Stony Plain Records Remembers Jay Geils

When guitarist Jay Geils passed away last week at age 71, he left behind a legacy of wonderful music, not only for the blues-rock sounds he created within his namesake. J. Geils Band, but also on several albums he recorded for Stony Plain Records that explored the music of his formative years – jazz and swing – instilled in him by his father.

Eddie Vedder to Play Bourbon & Beyond

Eddie Vedder will co-headline the Bourbon and Beyond Festival this fall.  The festival takes place in Louisville, Kentucky on September 23rd and 24th. Eddie Vedder's performance date is TBD.

Phil Lesh to play The Fox Theatre!

Phil Lesh is in his 16th year of playing with a rotating mix of Friends, both old and new. Phil began playing under the moniker Phil Lesh and Friends in 1998, after he'd returned to performing following the death of his friend and bandmate Jerry Garcia in 1995.

Power of Music Festival To Raise Money For "You Can Fly" Songwriting Program

The Power Of Music Festival will bring over 50 performers to eight stages for more than 80 shows April 27-29 during the inaugural fundraiser in Bentonville, Arkansas for the I'll Fly Away Foundation.  The roster of talent reads like a "Who's Who" of the songwriting world:  Beth Nielsen Chapman, Thom Schuyler, Roger Cook, Richard Leigh, Tony Arata and Dennis Morgan (all Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame honorees), multiple
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Real Gone Escapes from LA & Goes On Road Trip with The Dead

Real Gone Music is hitting the road this Summer with a release schedule that’s definitely in full bloom! Having released all 36 volumes of the Grateful Dead’s groundbreaking Dick’s Picks live concert series, the label is now taking the Dead’s Road Trips series to music retail for the first time EVER (and just like they did with Dick’s Picks, the label is starting with the last volume in the series).

Mystic Roots Band Announce New Album

When your music is so diverse that suitable comparisons include No Doubt, Sublime, Katchafire, Inner Circle and even Rihanna (via singer Katherine Ramirez) you know you have a lot of eyes and ears wondering what you’re going to do next. For Mystic Roots Band, a group who came together by throwing college backyard parties in Chico, CA to touring the world as Pato Banton’s backing band, the answer lies in their latest album, CHANGE.

The Zombies Live at Thalia Hall Chicago

It’s been covered by the Dave Matthews Band, The Guess Who and sampled by Eminem. But that’s merely the short list. Originally released as a single, “Time of the Season” has enjoyed a lengthy and unprecedented run, yet, ironically, the smooth, sexy ballad was originally passed over.

NYC Film Festival Returns for 8th Year

The 8th Annual New York City Independent Film Festival (NYCIndieFF) is just around the corner, set to take place May 1-7, 2017, in the heart of bustling New York City. The festival includes screenings of over 250 films and includes additional events such as panels on crowdfunding for filmmakers and networking events.

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WinterWonderGrass Tahoe | 2017 | Review

WinterWonderGrass, in its third Lake Tahoe-area incarnation, this time with a feet-thick blanket of snow all around, brought a distinctive assemblage of mountaintop adventure-seekers to Northern California for a symphonic unification of jam-happy roots and bluegrass music, fine craft brews, and mountain views/activities.

Dead.net Announces Dave's Picks Vol. 22

Feelin' fine with the Felt Forum! Dave's Picks Volume 22 presents the last stop on a collector's choice run in the Grateful Dead's home-away-from-home, New York City. 12/7/71 yields a highly pleasurable Pigpen-filled show and what was surely a top-notch Tuesday for all who attended. Talk about vibe-ing with the crowd!

BJ Barham On Tour this Summer

Singer-songwriter BJ Barham is hitting the road this summer on The Great 48 Tour and will perform at Marquis Theater in Denver, CO on Saturday, May 27th. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. Bringing just his guitar and his songs, Barham will perform acoustic shows in 48 states across the U.S.

Joshua James | My Spirit Sister | Review

Joshua James doesn’t just bare his feelings in his new album “My Spirit Sister”, he weaves an eggshell-fragile sonic tapestry of catharsis and craftsmanship. This is an album brimming with plaintive and personal truths that often seem too difficult and painful to comfortably share.

George Porter Jr. to play at Little Feat Tribute Show

George Porter Jr., best known as bassist and singer for legendary New Orleans funk band the Meters, has been added to Blackbird Presents’ annual “Second Weekend At The Saenger” concert series, “New Orleans Is Waiting For Columbus.” The all-star event celebrates Little Feat’s most beloved album in their expansive catalog with never-before-heard performances from a unique lineup of artists including musical director Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Dave Malone, John

Beats Antique Launches 'Le Refuge'

Bay Area band Beats Antique has announced a new music video for their song “Le Refuge.” The video features footage from Richard Wolf’s acclaimed documentary “A Requiem for Syrian Refugees,” which the New York Times called “powerfully direct.” The footage was edited by the band’s own David Satori.

311: New Album 'MOSAIC' Out June 23

Multi-platinum band 311 have formally announced the June 23 release date of their 12th studio album MOSAIC (BMG) alongside the reveal of its unique album cover--which is made up of nearly 10,000 photos submitted by fans. Even the image of the 5 band members on the cover is made up of tiny fan photos--to solidify the concept of band and fans as one. Fans can view a high-resolution pan & zoom mosaic of the cover image now at 311AlbumArt.com.
 
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Tinsley Ellis Launches Blues is Dead Project

Southern Blues Rocker Tinsley Ellis debuted his new side project Tinsley Ellis Blues Is Dead on April 9 at the three-day Skull and Roses Festival in Ventura, California alongside Melvin Seals and JGB, Leo Nocentelli, David Gans, Tom Constanten, Mark Karan and many other Grateful Dead-oriented acts.

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