Artists

Further expanding on the gains of touring and an overwhelmingly well reviewed and received 3rd album, The Popravinas (pope-rah-veen-ahs) return with 11 new tracks of indie California gold.

“We took everything to the next level with our last album…like a NutriBullet for our creative cold press juices," explains John Adair, the band's multi-instrumentalist and producer, “although cocktails and sense of humor are mostly to blame for our latest labor of love.”

Vinylly, a dating app based on music compatibility, announced it is now available for Android users on the Google Play Store in the US and Canada. Vinylly pairs potential matches based on their music streaming data and music tastes. Unlike other dating platforms, the Vinylly process begins with users pairing their Spotify accounts with their profile, taking first impressions beyond the superficial likes or potentially misleading bios. As a user streams more music, the algorithm responds and Vinylly produces new matches.

‘Scandinavian jazz’ may conjure up an expectation of moody soundscapes and melancholic sounds, but there is a new wave of musicians, in Denmark at least, forging ahead with something rather more extroverted.

With the self-titled debut Tabloid, Danish guitarist & bandleader Johannes Wamberg presents his modern jazz twist on that classic American funk/soul sound.

Chris Hillman’s new audiobook, Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond (Random House Audio; on sale October 19, 2021), features newly recorded excerpts of 21 songs that have been part of the artist’s musical legacy. Hillman is a three-time ACM award winner and inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the Byrds.
 

Richard Ashcroft is set to release the new album Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1 on October 29th via RPA / BMG. The album features twelve newly recorded acoustic versions of classic songs from his back catalogue spanning both his solo career and his time with The Verve.

Three generations of Punk Rock music fans gathered at Vina Robles Amphitheater on August 18th, many dressed in full punk regalia, for a trio of crowd-pleasing performances. The three bands appearing represented three different eras of the punk genre and were all met with an enthusiastic response from the multigenerational crowd.

Andy McKee — one of the world's finest acoustic guitarists — has released “Chattanooga,” the third offering from Symbol, his first new collection of studio recordings in nearly a decade.

Continuing its long-standing tradition of giving back to the communities which support live events, Disco Donnie Presents (DDP) announced a $25,000 donation to Americares for Hurricane Ida Relief. The sentiment behind the donation is dear to DDP, as New Orleans is Disco Donnie’s hometown and where he got his start as the rave king in the early 1990s.
 

From the rolling prairies of Saskatchewan to the Open Road of a storied career, multi-award-winning, chart-topping, and multi-platinum-selling guitarist Colin James releases his 20th studio album on November 5th via Stony Plain Records. Open Road was mixed at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London.

Indie Jam Band Lucid Phase has released their new bluegrass single “People In My Life” featuring established violinist, Nora Germain. It follows their previous single, “Wind Is Gone”, released in July and comes ahead of their upcoming second studio album, Orchid Thief, due to release later this Fall.