Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Truth & Salvage Co 5-28-10 Island-Our Love

Reluctant Saints to Release Debut CD, Long Drive

The Reluctant Saints will celebrate the new album with a series of CD release shows in the Atlanta area. Early airplay on Long Drive is already happening at 94.9FM The Bull, Atlanta's largest country radio station, as well as at several other stations around the south.


In an early review of Long Drive, respected Southern jam magazine Hittin' the Note saluted the band's sound. "The combination of instantly accessible, hook-laden songwriting and sweet harmony guitars make this pure ear candy. Songs like 'Blue Ridge Baby,' with its Allman-esque harmony guitars, are so catchy they stick in your head immediately."


Reluctant Saints formed in October 2010. The band consists of guitarists and lead vocalists Brian Cameron and Nathan Morgan, bassist Mark Wilson and drummer Gary Chumney. Brothers Brian Cameron (aka Brian Cameron Wilson) and Mark Wilson grew up in a musical household. Their father, Bruce Wilson, was a guitarist in the popular Southern rock band, Kudzu, and the brothers gravitated towards music at an early age.


Brian and Mark were former members of  the group, Steel Horses, a southern regional touring group whose singles, "You and Me" and "Come the Ride," enjoyed radio airplay in 2002 and 2003, respectively. Steel Horses also headlined clubs and opened concerts for acts such as Confederate Railroad and Jupiter Coyote. Mark Wilson later joined critically-acclaimed Atlanta soul/blues artist Andrew Black's band and appeared on a live CD with him. In 2006, Brian was a member of the band, Ratz in the Attic, which won an "American Idol" songwriting contest for the tune, "Runaway." In addition to his work with Reluctant Saints, Brian also performs – sometimes with bandmate Gary Chumney – as a member of Ike Stubblefield's band at live shows and appears on Stubblefield's upcoming CD release that also includes slide guitar great Derek Trucks. 

In addition to his sometime work with Ike Stubblefield, drummer Gary Chumney has performed with a host of other artists in the region. The Gadsden, Alabama native also spent 14 years touring with Ethan and the Ewoks, who headlined club shows and opened for groups such as the Dave Matthews Band.


Guitarist/lead vocalist Nathan Morgan has played numerous gigs in the Atlanta area over the last six years, but earlier this year achieved the rarified air of playing with blues guitar legend Buddy Guy at his Chicago club, Legends. In August 2009, Nathan performed the National Anthem prior to a Braves/Mets game to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Woodstock.


For more information on Reluctant Saints, visit www.reluctantsaints.com

The Toxic Avenger Makes His American Debut

French DJ/Producer The Toxic Avenger is showing America why he has become one France's hottest electronic commodities.

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 

Soundgarden adds Tahoe and Calgary Dates

oundgarden has added 2 shows to their July North American tour in Calgary and Lake Tahoe.

Date             City                     Venue                                                             Ticketmaster Pre-sale Date / Time
July 20*       Stateline, NV    Harvey's Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena       June 1 10am local time - June 2 10pm local time
July 27**      Calgary, AB      Scotiabank Saddledome                            May 31  10am local time - June 2 10pm local time

*Support: The Mars Volta
**Support: Meat Puppets

There will be an exclusive Soundgarden World fan club only pre-sale conducted through Ticketmaster, and will be first come, first serve - while supplies last. Ticket sales are limited. For complete tour details please visit http://www.soundgardenworld.com/tour

Lake Tahoe
Link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/170046B73C4E5526
Password: SGWorld2011

Link: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/110046BAD486DA15
Password: SGWorld2011

35 Years of Stony Plain

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the famed Canadian record label, President Holger Petersen has issued 35 Years of Stony Plain, a two CD collection containing 41 tracks, as well as an 11-song bonus DVD. Disc one is comprised of 18 previously released tracks from the label’s best singer, songwriters, including Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Amos Garrett, and Asleep at the Wheel, as well as three previously unreleased songs by the late Bob Carpenter. Disc two contains 15 previously released tracks from the label’s best blues, R&B, swing, and jazz artists such as Joe Louis Walker, Duke Ronillard, Rory Block, and Billy Boy Arnold, along with a never before heard track from King Biscuit Boy and four songs from a 1965 Toronto session by Robert Nighthawk.

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.

The Bridge National Bohemian

On their fifth album Baltimore’s The Bridge seriously ups the ante, offering by far their best release to date. National Bohemian, which was produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, is packed with fresh material that place a greater emphasis on vocals than the group’s past efforts, resulting an album replaces their improv-heavy jam past with a more authentic, gritty form of cohesively orchestrated Americana rock.

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

Ingram Hill to release acoustic album in June

Memphis-based rock trio Ingram Hill is set to release an acoustic album, "Blue Room Afternoon," on June 21, 2011, via Rock Ridge Music.  The album will only be available in digital format and will be an iTunes exclusive.  Produced by lead vocalist/guitarist Justin Moore, the album is of the "living room sessions" sort – an intimate re-recording of past hits and fan favorites (see full track listing below). 
"We had always discussed releasing an acoustic album," says Moore, "but for whatever reason had never done it.  Our manager, Jason Spiewak, brought up the idea, and we felt now was a perfect time to do it.  It was kind of strange recording older songs all over again, but it was fun to be able to approach them differently, and try a few new things with them, which totally gave a fresh feel to songs we've played thousands of times.  It's almost a look into what songs sound like when we first wrote them, without all the bells and whistles of a full production record. (Okay, so maybe we added a few bells, and a whistle or two.)  We're excited about the album, and we can't wait for our fans to hear our songs in a fashion that is not normally available to them."
"Blue Room Afternoon" follows on the heels of 2010's "Look Your Best," which was produced by Rick Beato (Billionaire, Michelle Malone, Flickerstick, Shinedown); the band had worked with Beato on their first full-length, 2004's "June's Picture Show."  The band was previously signed to Hollywood Records and released two albums on the label:  the aforementioned "June's Picture Show," which boasted two Billboard charting Hot AC radio hits ("Will I Ever Make It Home" and "Almost Perfect," both of which appear on "Blue Room Afternoon" in a new acoustic format); and 2007's "Cold In California."  Ingram Hill toured extensively in support of "Look Your Best," hitting the road with Sister Hazel, Benjy Davis Project, and others, and appearing on Rock Boat XI in January 2011.  Previously the band shared stages with Hootie and the Blowfish, Maroon 5, Guster, Better Than Ezra, and Hanson.  Ingram Hill is:  Justin Moore (lead vocals, guitar), Phil Bogard (guitar), Zach Kirk (bass).
Blue Room Afternoon Track Listing:
1)    Will I Ever Make It Home
2)    Broken Lover
3)    Never Be The Same
4)    Lady Grey
5)    I Won't Be Your Lover
6)    Almost Perfect
7)    Hey Girl
8)    The Day Your Luck Runs Out  
9)    Miss Kennedy
10) L.A. Crazy
11) On My Way
12) Magnolia Me

Lightin’ Malcolm Renegade

Renegade is the solo debut from the man known as Lightin’ Malcolm, an individual many have come to appreciate in recent years for his work with Cedric Burnside. A collection of high energy, North Mississippi hill country blues, Renegade also features fundamental elements of funk, reggae, rock and soul, modernizing the North Mississippi sound. Malcolm is joined on the disc by the hypnotic grooves of drummer Cameron Kimbrough, grandson of another hill country legend, Junior Kimbrough.

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 Awards Voting Starts Soon

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.  
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.
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Experience what Southern Living Magazine called Nashville's "Best Music Festival."

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Medeski, Martin & Wood 10-3-95 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA

THE BRIDGE: A Farewell Statement

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

The Bridge

Thursday, May 26, 2011

STS9 Releass "Scheme" from Upcoming EP

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.COMThe 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.

Outside Lands Announces Artist Additions

 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

Ellie Goulding


Christina Perri

Bob Schneider


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

2.    Taxicab

3.    Vagabond

4.    Sex and Drugs

5.    Failure

6.    Someone Else's Problem

7.    Change The World

8.    Batteries

9.    Don't Wanna Dance

10.There's Always Another Girl

11.Candy Wrappers

12.Thousands Of Guitars

13.Wasting Time

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Phish 2-1-90 Georgia Theatre


 With two major label albums under their belt, years of touring, a MTV reality series Buzzin', and Bananabeat, the burgeoning one-stop artist collective which includes recording and TV production facilities, as well as divisions for internet and street marketing, brand alliances, tour promotion, management and booking,  Shwayze and Cisco Adler have accomplished quite a great deal since their momentous meeting just three short years ago.
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 Announces Bonnaroo and July Tour Dates

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


Jolie Holland will head out on a North American headlining tour in support of her upcoming album PINT OF BLOOD, out June 28th on Anti- Records. Kicking off in New York City on June 28th, this six-week tour will see Jolie playing songs from her new album that embraces the live-studio rock approach of the 60's and 70's, and transforms it with her unmistakable touch. A full west coast run will be announced shortly. 

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

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Announce New Record

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah has announced the upcoming release of its third album, entitled "HYSTERICAL."  The album will arrive in stores and at all online retailers on September 20th in the US and September 12th in the UK, Europe, Japan and Australia.

Produced by John Congleton (Explosions In The Sky, Okkervil River, The Mountain Goats), "HYSTERICAL" marks Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's first new album in more than four years.  The album is currently heralded by an exclusive video teaser trailer, streaming now at the band's official website, www.clapyourhandssayyeah.com

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will celebrate the release of "HYSTERICAL" with a series of live appearances, their first since 2009.  The itinerary features an array of international festivals, including performances at End of the Road Festival 2011 at the Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset, UK, on September 2nd - 4th , The Berlin Festival in Berlin, Germany on September 9th - 10th  as well as San Francisco's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival on August 12th - 14th; Los Angeles' Sunset Junction Street Fair on August 27th - 28thwith more appearances to be announced shortly.  Clap Your Hands Say Yeah has also slated a number of European headline dates, with September stops set for Sheffield, Brighton, London, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, and Cologne with more shows in the US and abroad to be announced shortly.

Furthermore, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is also announcing plans to reissue its classic self-titled debut album, remastered for this exclusive vinyl-only release - on June 14th.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is: Alec Ounsworth, Robbie Guertin, Lee Sargent, Tyler Sargent, and 

Sean Greenhalgh.
  For up-to-the-minute news and tour information, please visit 

www.clapyourhandssayyeah.comhttp://twitter.com/cyhsyband, or 


Tour dates are below:

Aug 12 - 14          San Francisco, CA                         Outside Lands Festival
Aug 28                 Los Angeles, CA                             Sunset Junction Festival
Sep 2                   North Dorset, UK                           End of the Road Festival
Sep 6                   Sheffield, UK                                   Queens Social Club
Sep 7                   London, UK                                      Scala
Sep 9                   Airport Temepelhof, Germany     Berlin Festival
Sep 12                 Paris, France                                    La Maroquinerie
Sep 13                 Amsterdam, Holland                      Melkweg
Sep 14                 Cologne, Germany                          Gebaude 9

More dates and on sale information to be announced shortly.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pre Order Your Pink Floyd Boxed Sets Now

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 DiscoveryExperience 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!

Immersion Editions

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

Experience Editions

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 Editions

Discover Box Set  Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com
Discover Single Albums  Amazon.co.uk | No USA Yet

Best Of

A Foot in the Door  Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com


Due out 7th Nov, more details soon   Not Yet Available

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Robert Plant Leads Americana Music Association 2011 Nominees

The Americana Music Association saluted the year's best today asRosanne Cash announced the list of 2011 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards nominees during a moving and emotional event at the Gibson/Baldwin Showroom in New York City.  
Live music anchored the revelry: gripping performances by The Civil Wars, was followed by a plush set from Levon Helm and His Dirt Farmer Quartet featuring Jim Lauderdale and thenCash, with Benmont Tench on keys Nashville Mayor Karl Dean also joined the New York celebration, offering praise of the Music City-Americana Music Association.  T Bone Burnett, also on hand, gave a poignant statement saluting the artists for "telling the truth" through their music. 
A cultural crossroads of groove and grit, Americana music is the home of spit-polished tradition and original risk takers, and the artists tapped for the 2011 Americana Music Association Honors and Awards reflect the genre's multi-generational emphasis on story and soul.
Elizabeth Cook and Robert Plant lead the pack with three nominations each: Cook's Welder was tapped in the Album of the Year field, while her "El Camino" earned a Song of the Year nomination. Robert Plant and the Band of Joy will compete for Duo/Group of the Year, while their effort Band of Joy received an Album of the Year nod. Both Cook and Plant are also up for Artist of the Year. 
Two recent New/Emerging Artist of the Year honorees are fulfilling that award's prophecy: 2009 recipient Justin Townes Earle garnered two nods, including Album of the Year for Harlem River Blues and Song of the Year for the album's title track, while last year's winner Hayes Carllreceived taps for Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for "Kmag Yoyo." 
The Civil Wars and Mumford and Sons each earned nominations in both the New/Emerging Artist and Duo/Group of the Year categories, while Buddy Miller also secured two nods: Artist and Instrumentalist of the Year.
The Album of the Year field also includes Lucinda WilliamsBlessed, while the Song of the Year category is rounded out by The Decemberists featuring Gillian Welch's "Down by the Water."The Avett Brothers are up for Duo/Group of the Year—an honor the band took home in 2010—while Sarah Jarosz, Will KimbroughGurf Morlix and Kenny Vaughan will all also compete for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Band of Joy, Robert Plant
Welder, Elizabeth Cook
Harlem River Blues, Justin Townes Earle
Blessed, Lucinda Williams
Buddy Miller                                                      
Elizabeth Cook                                                  
Hayes Carll
Robert Plant 
The Civil Wars
Mumford And Sons                                        
The Secret Sisters                                                     
Jessica Lea Mayfield   
The Avett Brothers
The Civil Wars
Mumford And Sons                                        
Robert Plant and the Band Of Joy
Decemberists with Gillian Welch- "Down By The Water"
Elizabeth Cook - "El Camino"                          
Hayes Carll - "Kmag Yoyo"
Justin Townes Earle - "Harlem River Blues"
Buddy Miller
Gurf Morlix                                                         
Kenny Vaughan                                                
Sarah Jarosz                                                 
Will Kimbrough 

AMA To Announce 2011 Award Nominees Monday May 23rd

The Americana Music Association formally announced today that this year's Honors & Awards Nominee announcements will take place at the Gibson Showroom in New York City on Monday May 23, 2011 at 2:30PM Eastern Daylight Time.  The event will broadcast LIVE on SiriusXM Radio's Outlaw Country, Channel 60 and will also be streamed on the web atwww.musiccityroots.comwww.livestream.com and on the Americana Music Association's Facebook page.   Artist and organization members of the AMA will be sent a code so that they too can stream the live announcements via Facebook. The New York press conference is sponsored by the Gibson Foundation, BMI and Nissan.
2010 Americana Album of the Year recipient Rosanne Cash will read the List of Nominees during the traditional "opening of the envelope" segment of the ceremony.  There will be a musical presentation featuring the legendary Levon Helm and his Dirt Farmer quartet, Jim Lauderdale, The Civil Wars and some surprise guests!   Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will be in attendance to make remarks about the association and Music City.
The Americana Honors and Awards program will take place at the historically cool Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on Thursday October 13, 2011.  The show is the capstone event of the Americana Music Festival and Conference that runs from October 12-15, 2011. 
Each year, the Americana Music Association honors distinguished members of the music community with six member voted annual awards and with Lifetime Achievement Awards.  Jim Lauderdale hosts the critically acclaimed show with Buddy Miller as the program's band leader.  The Honors & Awards are attended by over 2000 artists, music loving fans and entertainment industry executives. 
Described by Emmylou Harris as "the shining star of Nashville and music everywhere," the event has been broadcast internationally via SiriusXM Radio, BBC2, WSM and Voice of America.  The Honors & Awards have featured many amazing moments including Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash's last live performance together, as well as show-stopping appearances by John Fogerty, 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.  

Friend Named Fred is predicting a near clean sweep by Robert Plant & The Band of Joy at this year's awards.

Definitive Chick Corea reissue spans three decades

 Since his earliest recordings in the 1960s, pianist, keyboardist, and composer Chick Corea has consistently taken the creative process to a level that transcends conventional musical doctrines. After spending his formative years with artists as diverse as Miles Davis, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, and Sarah Vaughan, Corea helped redefine the boundaries of jazz as a founding member of the acclaimed Return To Forever, one of the most innovative and daring jazz fusion collectives of the last half-century. In more recent decades, as the leader of numerous projects that have explored various aspects of the musical landscape, he continues to be an influential force in modern jazz.
In celebration of Corea's 70th birthday this summer, Concord Music Group provides a look back at three decades' worth of brilliant recordings in The Definitive Chick Corea on Stretch and Concord. The sweeping two-disc collection — the latest in CMG's ongoing Definitive series — begins with some of Corea's best sessions with Stretch in the early 1980s and follows him through the end of the century to his work on Concord up to 2009. The Definitive Chick Corea on Stretch and Concord is set for release on June 7, 2011, just days ahead of the artist's 70th birthday on June 12.
The collection is being released simultaneously with Forever, a new two-disc electric/acoustic set that Corea recorded live with Return To Forever bandmates Stanley Clarke and Lenny White — along with, on disc two, a few high-profile guests (Chaka Khan, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Bill Connors) — during a world tour in 2009. A previously unreleased version of Corea's well-known "La Fiesta," captured during this tour, is the closing track on The Definitive Chick Corea.
Even a quick glance at the range of material in this collection — 21 tracks in all — provides an impressive perspective on the breadth and depth of Corea's imagination, according to veteran music journalist Don Heckman, who wrote the liner notes for the set. 
"Start with the all-star collectives of the early '80s that find him in the company of such jazz stalwarts as Michael Brecker, Joe Henderson, Roy Haynes, Lee Konitz, and Gary Peacock, to name only a few," says Heckman. "Add the musical encounters with old friend and frequent collaborator Gary Burton, the first Origin tracks and a glimpse of Chick's insightful approach to standards. And, in the 2000s, more unusual musical encounters, this time with Bobby McFerrin, Béla Fleck, Hiromi, John McLaughlin, and again Burton, as well as the Elektric and Akoustic Bands."
As to the divine nature of the creative process, Heckman recalls a quote from Corea himself about the higher channel that every artist eventually dials into: "Your tastes can change from day to day," says Corea. "But the whole point of being an artist, with my groups, has always been spirituality, art as spirit. That's our message, and translated into human rights terms, it's freedom of expression. Freedom of thought, which is actually broader than freedom of religion . . . Freedom to think as you will. Which means freedom to pray, practice your own religion, play what music you want, say what opinions you have, communicate as you want. And that's our premise."
The music within The Definitive Chick Corea on Stretch and Concord exemplifies Corea's unwillingness to be restricted by artificial boundaries, says Nick Phillips, Concord Music Group's Vice President of Catalog and Jazz A&R and co-producer — in collaboration with Corea — of this collection. "One of the many amazing things about Chick is just how restlessly creative he is — not only as an instrumentalist, but also as a composer," says Phillips. "He's a true artist who's not driven by fickle trends, or some conventional norm about the way a jazz tune should be written or played. He's driven purely by his own boundless creativity, and he has demonstrated that throughout his career. That's what shines through on these tracks and that's why each one is timeless."
Heckman sums up the release as "a three-decade, double-disc album of selected musical scenes from a richly creative life. An album guaranteed to appeal to Chick's dedicated fans, as well as the lucky listeners who will be experiencing the pleasures of first discovery."
Disc 1
Tap Step
Quartet No. 1
Folk Song
Armando's Rhumba
Bud Powell
It Could Happen To You
Disc 2
Blue Monk
Bessie's Blues
Johnny's Landing
North Africa
The Fool on the Hill
Crystal Silence
The Disguise
La Fiesta [previously unreleased]

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Locksley's "The Whip" remixed by The Rapture

In the lead up to the release of the new album, 2011 has already jumped off to an exciting start for the band. Fans have gravitated to Locksley's infectious sound, which mixes 50's rock 'n' roll with modern garage, coming off as what could be described as a more refined version of The Exploding Hearts or The Dirtbombs covering Buddy Holly & The Crickets. "The Whip" recently caught attention at top 40 radio, and has received ads and spins in many markets and stations including the national format Sirius XM Hits 1.  The song was also featured in promotions for the animated Box Office Smash "Rango" starring Johnny Depp.  These recent successes as well as high profile appearances at SXSW 2011 with 4Square, CNN And MTV have significantly raised the bands profile among music fans nationally.

The band is proud to unveil The Rapture remix of their hit single "The Whip" as a free download on www.locksley.com.  The remix comes paired with the song "On Fire" which is featured in the end credits of Scream 4, which hit theatres this April. In addition to the release of the remix, the Madison, WI born and raised and currently NYC based four piece are eagerly anticipating the upcoming release of their new self-titled album, due out July 12th on Feature Records.
Fans can download both songs via the revamped www.locksley.com