Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Previously named a Rolling Stone magazine 'Artist To Watch', Simon Delacroix - a.k.a. The Toxic Avenger - celebrates the domestic release of his "Never Stop" single [purchase here on iTunes] with the unveiling of the song's video, which premiered in the United States on Vevo [click here to watch video].
Whether sharing a stage with artists ranging from MSTRKRFT and Bloody Beetroots to Late of the Pier and Crystal Castles, or remixing acts including Ladytron, Benny Benasi and Chromeo, Delacroix's Toxic Avenger persona has become a white hot addition to the worldwide electronic scene, uplifting House by its foundation with an aggravated flurry of big beats, distorted-pop and ambient dissidence, and creating an other-worldly dimension that mesmerizes listeners and energizes live audiences.
"Never Stop" - featuring Robert Bruce of UK act South Central on vocals - is the lead track from Delacroix's upcoming release Angst, scheduled to hit the streets Stateside on Sept. 14 via Little Owl Recordings/Roy Music. Two additional singles and remixes will precede the release of the album. The disc, hatched in Morocco, is a diverse, pop-format bloodbath: punk-electro, dark folk, blip-hop anthems, and of course, Delacroix's trademark thriller beats.
With tour dates scheduled worldwide through summer, The Toxic Avenger will bring his DJ set to America in fall - check his website for complete dates.
THE TOXIC AVENGER ONLINE: http://www.thetoxicavenger.tv
When it came time to select material for this retrospective, only one artist was deemed a must have on all three discs – that being the incomparable Jeff Healy. The late Canadian jazz and blues rock perform who gained immense popular through the 80’s and 90’s, despite having been visionless since the tender age of just eight months. Healy can be heard performing classics “The Wildcat” and “I’m Torn Down,” but the true gem of this collection is found on the bonus DVD. Toronto filmmaker Mako Funakaka created a special tribute to Healy, leading video of Jeff performing with guests Kim Wilson, Donnie Walsh and Ian Gillan, along with rare in-studio footage, all set to Jeff’s version of Neil Young’s “Like a Hurricane.”
Fans of Stony Plain will cherish all 52 tracks found on the collection, while the uninitiated should take this as a chance to delve in to the catalogue of a label dedicated to preserving many of the finest artists its country has to offer.
Standout tracks include “Long Way To Climb,” complete with beautiful slide guitar; “Geraldine,” which showcases loud, roaring saxophones; and “Rosie,” complete with
bar room bravado that screams out “this is rock-n-roll.”
Though The Bridge recently informed fans they would be calling it quits after their annual Thanksgiving show later this year, the masses can rejoice in the fact that National Bohemian while forever serve as a testament to the band at their very best.
Monday, May 30, 2011
As Malcolm himself says, “The songs on this album are definitely the result of years of livin’ the renegade lifestyle….doin’ things on your own terms.” He certainly does an excellent job in that regard, mixing the roots elements derived from his elders with his own ideas and sounds rarely heard in the hills of Mississippi. After years spent as side or session man, working with wide ranging artist from Hubert Sumlin to Prince, Renegade serves notice to all that Lightin’ Malcolm is a talent that should be listened to for his own merits.
AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS VOTING STARTS MAY 31ST
The Nominees for the "Of The Year" categories are in ( click here or see below) and VOTING is SET TO BEGIN on Tuesday May 31, 2011 to determine the 2011 Americana Honors & Awards recipients. ONLY ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION MAY VOTE. If you are not a member or need to renew your membership, please visit our store by clicking here or visit americanamusic.org
The Americana Honors & Awards show will take place on Thursday October 13th at the historically cool Ryman Auditorium. Jim Lauderdale hosts and Buddy Miller is the band leader of the critically acclaimed program. Described by Emmylou Harris as "the shining star of Nashville and music everywhere," the event has featured many amazing moments over the years including Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash's last live performance together, as well as show-stopping appearances by John Fogerty, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Lyle Lovett, Rosanne Cash, The Avett Brothers, Solomon Burke, Old Crow Medicine Show, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Mavis Staples, Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, Guy Clark, Levon Helm, and so many more.
AMERICANA IN NYC
The Americana Honors & Awards Nominee Announcement event from the Gibson/Baldwin Showroom in NYC featuring Rosanne Cash, Levon Helm, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Byron Isaacs, Jim Lauderdale, Joy Williams and Jean Paul White (the Civil Wars), Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Benmont Tench and T Bone Burnett will be rebroadcast on SiriusXM's Outlaw Country (Channel 60) on Saturday May 28th at 5 pm ET and again on Sunday May 29th at 9 pm ET. You can also watch it on the web now for a limited time at
The event was a great team effort and we so appreciate the support from the community. THANK YOU to the Artists and everyone who participated in the Live event. Thank you to those who gave advice, sweat and support to make this happen; Everyone at Gibson and the Gibson Foundation; Henry Juszkiewicz, Dave Berryman, Nina Miller, Jim Felber, Mike Mullin, BMI's Del Bryant, Jody Williams, Charlie Feldman, Kay Clary, Mark Mason and Elisabeth Dawson; Erich Marx, J Schaffer and Tony Weeks at Nissan; DAN BECK!!! Russ Williams, Michelle Aquilato; Nate Yetton; Barbara O'Brien; Justin Guip; Carla Sacks from Sacks & Co Media Relations; Kyla Fairchild from No Depression; Ken Weinstein and Big Hassle Media; Nashville's First Lady Anne Davis; Jim Hester from the Nashville Mayors office; Taylor E. Hill; Jack Grace and Lincoln Scholfield of Hill Country Barbecue Market in NY (Lunch was GREAT!) and Jessie Scott from Music Fog; The Livestream and Music City Roots folks Todd Mayo, John Walker and Craig Havighurst; Jeremy Tepper and the SiriusXM team! Special thanks goes to the Americana Team including Amanda Hale-Ornales from New West Records/Americana Board of Directors, Danna Strong, Jayne Rogovin of the Jayne Gang, Joyce Symans, Whitney Holmes and Ben Rae. I fear I have missed someone… know that we are grateful! THANK YOU ALL.
Mark your calendar, if you haven't already, for October 12-15, 2011 in Nashville, TN. We are currently offering reduced rates to attend this years Festival and Conference. Registrations get you access to ALL daytime panels and workshops in addition to the nighttime festival AND a ticket to our Honors & Awards show. Here is the schedule for upcoming rate increases for your planning purposes.
Experience what Southern Living Magazine called Nashville's "Best Music Festival."
Dear Family and Friends,
This next Thanksgiving will mark the 10-year anniversary of The Bridge. It has been an amazing ride that we have shared with you all. It is therefore with a heavy heart that we announce that this year will mark the end of The Bridge. After ten years and thousands of miles, the harsh realities of life on the road have led us to a point where we can no longer sustain ourselves as a band. We fought on to continue for as long as we could, because we truly believed in our music and cherished the deeply special connection that we have built with our audiences throughout the years. But at the end of the day, the economy won, and we are forced to close up shop.
What started as a show for our friends on one Thanksgiving Eve has led us on a wild, beautiful journey beyond our expectations. The long van rides, smoky bars, sleepless nights, wicked hangovers, cheap motels, and flat tires were all worth it for the chance to play music for you all and create those special moments that we live for. It has been the most rewarding experience of our lives. In true Bridge fashion, we will be giving you everything we have left for the rest of our shows. We will be playing our final residency at 8x10, the house that built The Bridge, in the coming weeks, as well as our beloved All Good Festival, our favorite day of the year for the last 7 years. And as if it was meant to be, we will be closing out our run as a band on our 10-year anniversary, Thanksgiving Eve, at Rams Head Live. We plan on cherishing every last moment we have with you as The Bridge.
As chapters end and new ones begin, we will continue to pursue other musical endeavors, and hope to keep the spirit of this community alive. We are forever grateful to you all, the people who we have gotten to know so well through the years, as well as those who have worked so hard and given so much of themselves for the band. And lastly we want to thank each other, the members of the band both past and present, for sweating out the tough times and celebrating the high times together to try and live the dream. We are truly brothers for life. As sad as we feel that this experience is ending, we have no regrets. We feel we have achieved what we set out to do, which is to make people happy through our music. We humbly thank you, from the absolute bottom of our hearts, for your love, support, and inspiration that has given us this opportunity. It has been an honor and a privilege.
Our remaining dates this summer are:
May 28 | Sterling Folk Festival | Sterling, NY tickets
June 1 | 8x10 Club | Baltimore, MD
June 8 | 8x10 Club | Baltimore, MD
June 15 | 8x10 Club | Baltimore, MD
June 22 | 8x10 Club | Baltimore, MD
June 4 | Crawfish Fest | Augusta, NJ
July 4 | TBA | Harrisonburg, VA
July 7 | Bottle & Cork | Dewey Beach, DE
July 10 | Ladew Gardens | Monkton, MD
July 17 | All Good Festival | Mastontown, WV
July 22 | Gathering of the Vibes | Bridgeport, CT
July 29-31 | Black Sheep Family Reunion | Tidewater, OR
August 5 | Elysian Fields Festival | Boyce, VA
August 7 | Flood City Music Festival | Johnstown, PA
August 12 | Hunt Valley Towne Center (acoustic) | Hunt Valley, MD
August 19 | Bella Terra Festival | Stephentown, NY
Cris, Kenny, Dave, Mike, Patrick, and Mark
Thursday, May 26, 2011
STS9's upcoming summer EP release 'When the Dust Settles', will be available soon. In the meantime, the band had made the single "Scheme" available for FREE download through 1320RECORDS.COM. The complete EP 'When the Dust Settles' will be released in June on 1320 Records and will be available via iTunes and just about everywhere you look digitally.
To Listen, CLICK HERE.
To Download for free, CLICK HERE.
Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill Presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, are proud to announce lineup additions for the fourth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The festival will once again take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park August 12 - 14, 2011. The list of additions is below.
In its first three years, the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival has diligently worked its way into becoming a welcomed and beloved tradition in its hometown, as it is now known throughout the country as the event that celebrates in grand style all the things that make the Bay Area one of the most desirable places to live and visit. Besides raising nearly $3,000,000 for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, the festival has set a new standard for live music in Northern California and the 2011 lineup is perhaps one of its most diverse and exciting to date.
The media response to Outside Lands has been fantastic. Rolling Stone credited the event for leveraging "San Francisco's food, wine, technology and activism cultures to give festival-goers a one-of-a-kind, world-class experience," while MTV.com called it "San Francisco-style bliss." The San Francisco Chronicle emphasized the festival's "eclectic program," while the San Jose Mercury News noted the "diverse thrills" that "make us look forward to Outside Lands 2011," and the SF Appeal said that "Outside Lands is the quintessential San Francisco music festival."
The list of artist additions is below:
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Juliana Hatfield, intrepid indie pop/rock veteran, inimitable guitar goddess, singer, songwriter, and author, is set to release Speeches Delivered To Animals and Plants on August 30th on her own Ye Olde Records, which is distributed by Junketboy. Speeches... is a successfully-conceived album based loosely on the concept of failure. It was entirely fan-funded via www.pledgemusic.com, wherein individuals pledged varying amounts in advance of the album's completion for different returns including Hatfield memorabilia, a guitar used on the recording of the new album, original Hatfieldartwork, song workbooks, demos, and more. PledgeMusic gives artists the option to build a charitable donation into their campaigns;Juliana will be donating a percentage of the funds raised to two of her favorite charities, the Save a Sato animal shelter in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, Massachusetts.
Hatfield says, "I really think that PledgeMusic and similar sites are the future of music, especially for people like me who have devoted cultish fanbases but who have never sold a ton of records and don't really fit in anywhere at major labels. Working with this new model, you go straight to the fans, who become your patrons, in a very direct and vital way. They have a special kind of access to you in a way that makes them happy - they see the progress of the album-making in real time with the video and audio updates I post at the PledgeMusic site. And I have total ownership of the music at all stages, present and future. I love working like this."
Speeches... is the follow up to last year's Peace and Love, whichPaste Magazine hailed for its "fearless honesty" while SPIN extolled its "affirmations turned narratives that are sharpened rather than softened by their harmonies." Working at Q Division Studios in Somerville, Massachusetts, Hatfield produced and played all the six-string guitars and keyboards on the new album. Ed Valuaskas played bass and Pete Caldes played drums. (See below for track listing.) The 13 songs feature Hatfield's distinctive but typically underrated guitar stylings-highly emotive but not overly slick, and resonating with a range of human emotions from joy to despondence to goofiness to resignation.
What's with the title? "I think that when people get to the presumed halfway point in their lives, they inevitably look back and assess what they have or have not accomplished. There is an acceptance of one's limitations, a scaling back of goals, a settling into the way things are," observes Hatfield. "I think I have always had a pretty measured perspective-I am always grateful for all the good opportunities I've had but at the same time I'm never really content. I always want to do more, to be better-a better singer, performer, writer, person, friend, sister, daughter, etc. I don't shy away from the dark stuff -without the darkness there would be no light."
Hatfield first came to prominence in her teens as a founding member of the Blake Babies. After four independent albums with the group, she signed to Atlantic as a solo artist and had a string of modern-rock hits (including "My Sister," "Spin The Bottle" and "Universal Heartbeat"). She left the label in 1998, signing to Zoe Records (a Rounder Records imprint) and releasing four well-regarded albums, including 2004's In Exile Deo, named as one of that year's 10 best albums by The New York Times' Jon Pareles. In 2005, Hatfieldcame full circle, returning to her independent roots and founding Ye Olde Records. Her autobiography, When I Grow Up, was published by Wiley & Sons in 2008.
"I've gotten to a place where I am really proud of the large body of work that I have produced, regardless of how my work is or is not received, or how many records I've sold," she reflects. "I know my weaknesses but I also know that I have gifts and I've made the most of them with this new album."
The track listing for Speeches Delivered To Animals and Plants is as follows:
1. Stray Kids
4. Sex and Drugs
6. Someone Else's Problem
7. Change The World
9. Don't Wanna Dance
10.There's Always Another Girl
12.Thousands Of Guitars
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
On Island In The Sun, their first truly independent album, slated for release August 16th under Bananabeat Records, the duo now officially goes by the name Shwayze & Cisco Adler (abbrev. Shwayze & Cisco) to express the true nature of the collaboration.
"We've both grown as people and as artists," says Adler, who first met Aaron Smith a.k.a Shwayze when the rapper jumped on-stage during Adler's previous band's set and began freestyling. The pair immediately hit it off. "We were really just two dudes in a Malibu studio having fun and making music as a soundtrack. It all came from that."
"The core of this record was just us jamming together," says Shwayze. "The little break we took from the last record, made us each stronger in our areas. I think we're back to where we were when we started. We've been a duo since day one. Shwayze and Cisco Adler is a better representation of what it really is."
The album, produced by Adler in Bananabeat Studios, will include the title track, a breezy acoustic number, and "Butterflies," a song first previewed on the FREE The W's mixtape released earlier this year. Adler, who has recently worked with Mike Posner, G. Love, and Unwritten Law to name a few, was eager to get back into the studio with his partner in rhyme and write the next chapter in the duo's career.
Shwayze & Cisco will hit the road with Slightly Stoopid and Rebelution on the Seedless Summer Tour 2011 tour, starting July 21 in Missoula, MT., running through August 27 in Chicago, IL.
"We just want people to know that 2011 is the summer of Shwayze and Cisco," says Adler. "We've rekindled the magic between us. Without major label constraints, we're free to do things our way. Our collaboration is key. We consider ourselves a career band."
Seedless Summer Tour Dates:
7/21 Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewery
7/22 Boise, ID - Idaho Botanical Garden
7/23 Redmond, WA - Marymoor Amphitheatre
7/24 Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheatre
7/26 Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion
7/27 Lake Tahoe, CA - Harvey's Amphitheater
7/29 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
7/30 San Diego, CA - Cricket Amphitheatre
8/04 Salt Lake City, UT - Gallivan Center
8/05 Aspen, CO - TBA
8/06 Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/10 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/11 Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
8/12 Philadelphia, PA - Penn's Landing
8/13 Boston, MA - Bank Of America Pavilion
8/14 New York, NY - Governors Island - Beach
8/17 Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Concert Pavilion
8/18 Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
8/19 Cocoa Beach, FL - Cocoa Beach Pier
8/20 West Boca Raton, FL - Sunset Cove Amphitheatre
8/21 St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
8/24 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade Music Park
8/25 Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Amphitheatre
8/27 Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion
Tristen is excited to be performing on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic (Listen Live), Today May 19th during the 11AM hour PST (2:00PM EST). The visit to the nationally renowned indie radio station comes at the tail end of her longest tour to date, spanning 2 months and covering all corners of the United States. She wont lay idle long, as this June she hits the road to participate in the Do Division Festival in her native Chicago, and a few weeks later finds herself on stage at the Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival, next door to her current home in Nashville.
This July Tristen takes off for a string of dates that run through Canada including a stop at the long standing Ottawa Blues Fest at Lebreton Flats. To learn more about Tristen in her own words watch this video interview with AmericanSongwriter Magazine.
View the Justin Mitchell directed video for "Baby Drugs" - YouTube - Vimeo
Fans can stream new song "Gold and Yellow" here:
Tour Dates (more to be announced shortly):
June 28th Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
July 5th Passim Cambridge, MA
July 6th Iron Horse Northampton, MA
July 7th Space Portland, ME
July 8th Cabaret Montreal, Canada
July 9th Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Canada
July 11th The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
July 12th Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
July 14th Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
July 16th Record Bar Kansas City, MO
July 20th Kessler Theater Dallas, TX
July 21st Lamberts Austin, TX
July 22nd Fitzgerald's Houston, TX
July 23rd Tipitina's New Orleans, LA
July 25th Crowbar Tampa, FL
July 26th The Social Orlando, FL
July 29th Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
August 2nd Jammin' Java Vienna, VA
August 3rd World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
You are now able to pre-order your chosen items from the Why Pink Floyd release schedule! If you haven't heard yet, Pink Floyd's entire back catalogue has been remastered and all sorts of wonderful "editions" are being released.
You can read more about Why Pink Floyd release schedule or get to ordering below! Treat yourself, you deserve it!!
What Is Available? What Should I Buy?
The back catalogue comes in Discovery, Experience and Immersion editions.
- Get the Discovery box set if you only have a couple of albums in your collection, else get the single remastered albums to fill in gaps in your collection.
- If you are ready for the next step, get the experience editions. There are three experience editions, one for Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall. They have additional discs with bonus material on them.
- If you are a big fan, you will need the Immersion editions which feature all sorts of amazing goodies as detailed here! Lots of unreleased material, DVDs, blu-ray and more!
- There is also a new best of called A Foot In the Door which you may like!
Pre-Order and Avoid Sell Outs
If you want to guarantee getting a copy of your chosen materials, then you should pre-order now to avoid disappointment and ensure you get the discs as soon as possible!
|Wish You Were Here||Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com|
|Dark Side of the Moon||Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com|
|The Wall||Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com|
|Wish You Were Here||Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com|
|Dark Side of the Moon||Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com|
|The Wall||Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com|
|Discover Box Set||Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com|
|Discover Single Albums||Amazon.co.uk | No USA Yet|
|A Foot in the Door||Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com|
|Due out 7th Nov, more details soon||Not Yet Available|
Friend Named Fred is predicting a near clean sweep by Robert Plant & The Band of Joy at this year's awards.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Fans can download both songs via the revamped www.locksley.com