Light in the Attic Records adds another entry to its acclaimed catalog with Stone Crush: Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987, the definitive overview of the modern soul scene of Bluff City’s post-Stax years. Over a decade in the making and compiled by renowned Memphis collectors and DJs Daniel Mathis and Chad Weekley, Stone Crush is an expertly curated anthology of these home-grown slices of Memphis stylings, from the “Singing Dentist” O.T.
With 2020 being a leap year we get an extra day (of live music). Three bands will come together for two special nights in Pennsylvania: Bethlehem & New Hope. All three rock ‘n roll groups have a rich history of musicianship.
On the heels of Alan Bibey’s 6th win as Mandolin Performer of the Year (SPBGMA, 2020), Alan Bibey & Grasstowne have joined the burgeoning Billy Blue Records label.
“Bluegrass veteran, Alan Bibey, is easily one of the very best mandolin players in our genre of all time,” says Jerry Salley, A&R/Creative Director for BBR. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to work with such a talent and with his incredible band, Grasstowne, one of the top groups in our industry.”
Lifelong friends and deep-north natives, Michigan Rattlers play heavy-hearted folk-rock with an aching dose of Midwestern nice. Graham Young (lead vocals/guitar), Adam Reed (vocals/upright bass), Christian Wilder (vocals/piano) and Tony Audia (drums) began writing music and performing together in their Northern Michigan high school. They regularly played every bar, cafe, and stage in town, developing a musical chemistry informed by the likes of AC/DC, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Seger, and more.
The firey and politically forward Nashville based musician, Chelsea Lovitt has released “Beanstalk”, the second track off her forthcoming album You Had Your Cake, So Lie in It, out on Feb 28. Lovitt recently announced the official album release party to be held on Feb 26 at Mercy Lounge in Nashville featuring J.D. Wilkes of the Legendary Shack Shakers, staple figure of the rock-n-roll scene in Nashville and Amy Darling alongside her intermittent guitar player Matthew Paige who front the Blackfoot Gypsies.
Little Steven, aka Steven Van Zandt, is commemorating today’s 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s historic release from a South African prison after 27 years in captivity with the announcement that his 1985 landmark protest album, Sun City, by Artists United Against Apartheid, the extraordinary supergroup brought together by Van Zandt, producer Arthur Baker and journalist Danny Schechter to fight racial injustice in South Africa, will be released on vinyl for the first time since its initial release 35 years ago.
Vevo announces the release of Teddy Swim’s DSCVR performances of “Night Off” and “Picky.” Vevo DSCVR focuses on the development of emerging artists, through performance content and careful curation. Vevo has a long history of helping emerging artists break through to new and wider audiences. Past alumni of Vevo’s DSCVR series include Billie Eilish, Duckwrth and Kiana Ledé.
After spending the past four years writing, recording and touring relentlessly, Canadian powerhouse rock duo Crown Lands are back with their blistering new track “Spit It Out.” The video premiered with Kerrang! here. This is the first major label release for Oshawa, Ontario locals Cody Bowles (vocals and drums) and Kevin Comeau (guitar, bass and keys), who have teamed up with Universal Music Canada for the release of their debut album this spring.