July 2015

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Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner BRIAN SETZER and THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA will release ROCKIN' RUDOLPH--their first studio Christmasalbum in 10 years--on Friday, October 16 via Surfdog Records (track listing below).

Kung Fu has announced their fall tour dates and Halloween weekend shows! Following several August and September festival performances, the band will hit the Northeast US, Colorado and California. Over Halloween weekend the five-piece will play Massachusetts and New York with Consider The Source.

Phases of the Moon Music + Art Festival is excited to announce additional artists to the 2015 event. Joining the lineup is Warren Haynes & The Ashes & Dust Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Birdcloud, Blaine Cartwright and The Dropper. The second annual three-day festival will take place on the picturesque Mulberry Mountain near Ozark, Arkansas Oct 16-18, 2015.

Marco Benevento returned to The 1Up-Colfax on 7/25 for a fun filled evening of Piano Rock. Having never seen either Marco Benevento or his opening act The Jaden Carlson Band I didn’t know what to expect.

It's been more than 20 years since "Candy," B-52s lead female vocalist Kate Pierson’s duet with Iggy Pop. Pierson has fulfilled the promise of that Top 40 hit with her first solo effort Guitars and Microphones released earlier this year. Finally, her voice is up front and center, with an overall sound that is heavily influenced by 1960s pop and girl groups. It compares favorably with her band’s later output, and comes closest to mainstream breakthrough Cosmic Thing.