August 2017

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Reggae fans have reason to get excited. It’s been four years since The Green released Hawai’i ’13, which further cemented the band’s reputation as one of the best in the genre and won the group an unprecedented three Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards in its home state of Hawaii. The Green now unveil “I Will,” out now on all major digital outlets (stream here), as the first single off the band’s upcoming album Marching Orders, due out October 20th through longtime label partner Easy Star Records.

The Tonic Indy organizing committee announced today the five bands that will be featured in the Tonic Ball concert on November 17. A longtime staple in fall must-do lists for Indianapolis, Tonic Ball 14 will celebrate the music of Wilco, Simon & Garfunkel, The Cure, James Brown & Dolly Parton at five Fountain Square music venues – Radio Radio, The Fountain Theatre, White Rabbit Cabaret, The Hi-Fi and Pioneer. Tickets sales open September 4.

Late last week while on the road for their first headlining tour, Chicago band Mungion faced quite the unfortunate circumstance; their van, trailer and subsequently, all of their gear, were stolen from the West Village neighborhood in Detroit, MI. The theft took place at 11 am CST on Friday, August 25th.

Lotus will release its first full concert film, Live at Red Rocks September 19, 2014, on Monday, September 4th (available at midnight EDT, Sunday night). The concert features a set called Talking Heads Deconstructed with guest Gabe Otto singing Talking Heads songs done in Lotus' signature style.

Guitarist Peter Ward announces an October 20 release date for his new CD, Blues on My Shoulders, on Gandy Dancer Records. Besides Ward on guitar and vocals, special guests on the new disc include multiple Blues Music Award-winning guitar legend Ronnie Earl, Sax Gordon Beadle on sax and the members of Sugar Ray and the Bluetones: Sugar Ray Norcia (vocals and harmonica), “Monster” Mike Welch (guitar), Anthony Geraci (piano), Michael “Mudcat” Ward (Peter’s brother – bass) and Neil Gouvin (drums).

Born a sixth-generation central Illinois resident, singer-songwriter-musicianTom Irwin, uses his long standing local roots as a sound base for a world wide view of a life in the music arts. The 50-something, guitar playing guy, called “a modern day troubadour” by John Stirratt of the Grammy-award winning rock band, Wilco, spent a lifetime making a living making music in the Midwest with occasional forays into the rest of the country.