April 2017

Twiddle | Plump Chapters 1 & 2 | Review

The first chapter of Twiddle’s double album, PLUMP, was released in December 2015, helping to cement the reputation of the Vermont-based jam band, which has cultivated an enthusiastic following through consistent touring and jubilant live shows. On April 28th, the band will release PLUMP Chapter 2 along with a remastered edition of Chapter 1. The double album was produced by Ron St.

Beale Street Music Festival 2017 | Preview

Once a blues festival closing off the famed Beale Street, Beale Street Music Festival has outgrown its downtown setting and and for the past few years located on the banks of the Mississippi River. Now ranked in Fest300's list of the worlds best festivals, the live music is diverse and the best bang for your buck in the midwest, if not the country. 

Head for the Hills set to release new Album

Potions and Poisons (available May 12th) is the fourth studio album of original music from Head for the Hills, the Colorado based post-modern bluegrass outfit of Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, Matt Loewen and Sam Parks. There’s no reinvention of the wheel here--no computer programmed banjo rolls or digitally arpeggiated fiddle lines.

Questlove Supreme Season Two Now Live

Pandora (NYSE: P) today released the first episode of the second season of Questlove Supreme. The weekly show, available exclusively on Pandora, is hosted by Questlove, four-time GRAMMY winner, member of The Roots, and music director of NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Season two of Questlove Supreme kicks off today at 1 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST with esteemed artist / producer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds as its inaugural guest.

Acura Amps up NOLA Music Education Support with Trombone Shorty

Acura is building on the brand’s 18-year commitment to the music and arts of New Orleans as the automaker joins iconic bandleader, singer, songwriter and producer, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, as Official Automotive Partner of the Trombone Shorty Foundation’s Shorty Fest and Trad Fridays.

Northwest String Summit Returns in July

The 16th Annual Northwest String Summit (NWSS) presents an array of today's top live music acts for a blow-out return to Horning's Hideout (North Plains, OR) from July 13 - 16, 2017. Located just 20 miles outside of Portland, OR, Horning's Hideout stands as one of the most scenic festival sites in the country; NWSS is the only music offering this year taking place at Horning's Hideout.

Free Radicals: 20th Anniversary Concert

In 1998, Free Radicals’ first CD “The Rising Tide Sinks All” warned against the next Iraq War four years before it started. A decade later, Pakistan’s leading English newspaper, Dawn, called the CD “a premonition waiting to become true.” In 2012, Free Radicals' fourth CD “The Freedom Fence” warned against border walls four years before Trump made them a cornerstone of his campaign for president.

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Stop Trump from destroying our national monuments

Our national monuments are under attack.  Donald Trump is set to issue an executive order TODAY to let the fossil fuel industry destroy these special places. This means that soon, visitors to Grand Staircase-Escalante, Bears Ears and other natural wonders could see, hear and smell coal mines and oil wells. We need your help to stop this attack!

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Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters New Album Out June 9

“We're switching things up a little. After four albums, I've decided to step out and start using my own name. It's something that a lot of people have encouraged me to do over the years, and I guess that 2017 just felt right.” That name, Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters, is also the title of the band’s new album, which will be released by Organic Records June 9, 2017. “We're keeping The Honeycutters too because we don't want to confuse people...

Kitchen Dwellers Release 2nd Studio Album

Kitchen Dwellers just released their second studio album titled Ghost In The Bottle last Friday April 21st. After a celebrating their release at Colorado's Fox and Bluebird Theaters the band has set out on an extensive tour in support of the album including a show at New York City's Gramercy Theater supporting Cabinet this Friday and stops at Delfest, Susquehana Breakdown, and Summer Camp Music Festival.

Grand Point North Announces 2017 Lineup

Grammy-nominated musician Grace Potter announced today the lineup for the 2017 Grand Point North music festival. The Trey Anastasio Band will join Potter, Dawes, Mondo Cozmo, Joseph, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Low Cut Connie, Son Little, and Tank & The Bangas for the annual festival, scheduled for September 16 and 17 at Burlington, Vermont’s Waterfront Park.

Cali Roots Releases Vinyl Compilation

The eighth annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will take place at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 26-28, 2017. To celebrate, California Roots will release a limited edition vinyl picture disc featuring songs from bands on this year’s line-up. The release, aptly titled California Roots Vol. 1, is available for pre-order at http://californiarootsfestival.com.

The Contribution Release New Music

The Contribution has been living up to their name and giving back, they released their third single from their Wilderness And Space project April 21, benefiting HeadCount. Since this February, The Contribution has been releasing one single a month, as sort of a mid-month pick-me-up.

Hard Summer Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

What does the future of music sound like? Look no further than HARD SUMMER's 2017 explosive line-up. Southern California's HARD SUMMER Music Festival--in celebration of its 10-year anniversary--has announced its all-star musical cast of today's top and pioneering electronic and hip-hop talents.

Just Announced: Flash Mountain Flood @ The Fox

Flash Mountain Flood is a 5 piece, Boulder-based psychedelic rock n’ roll jam band with a classic feel that is committed to preserving one of America’s greatest music cultures with their unique approach to their live shows and extensive catalogue of original songs.

North Coast Music Fest. Announce Lineup

North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to reveal the artist lineup for its eighth annual year, taking place on the sprawling grass of Chicago’s Union Park from Friday, September 1 to Sunday, September 3, 2017! Featuring incredible tree-dotted views of the city skyline, and 80 unbeatable performances from all corners of the creative pool, “Summer’s Last Stand” is music lovers’ chance to end the season on a high note.

Just Announced: Conor Oberst @ Boulder Theater

Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993. Over the next two plus decades, he’s released cassette-only recordings, split 7-inches, and a dozen albums of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness with his band Bright Eyes, under his own name, as a member of Desaparecidos, as leader of the The Mystic Valley Band, and with the Monsters of Folk supergroup.

Turkuaz Announces Summer Club Dates

Brooklyn based funk force Turkuaz is thrilled to announce a handful of club dates amongst their very busy Summer touring schedule.  Highlighted by a two night stint in Rhode Island, additional stops include a pair of Upstate New York plays in Saranac Lake and Bouckville.

Strings & Sol Announces 2017 Artist Lineup

Cloud 9 Adventures announces the annual return of Strings & Sol, the bluegrass-centric tropical destination concert vacation, held at the all-inclusive Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa. Now venturing into its sixth year, the event will take place on the beautiful coastline in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico from December 8-12, 2017.

Suwannee Summer Clusterpluck Artist Additions

Purple Hat Productions has announced additional artists for the first ever Suwannee Summer Clusterpluck taking place June 23 & 24, 2017 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. Joining the line-up are multi-instrumentalists Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon, famed banjoist Rev. Jeff Mosier, and Georgia’s Pickled Holler.

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