If you didn't subscribe to the 2018 Dave's Picks series, then you are probably anxiously awaiting the pre-order email for Dave's Picks: Volume 25: Binghamton, NY, 11/6/77. If anxious is the keyword, have no fear. We're switching things up a bit this year. Each month that a Dave's Picks release is due to go on sale, we're gonna give you a heads up. So, check your email, mark your calendars, set a reminder on your Apple Watch, pull out your Post-Its, and rest assured that everyone will have an equal opportunity to pre-order our Dave's Picks a-la-carte releases.
Multi-Grammy® Award-winning, Golden Globe nominee Chris Cornell is featured in a new video released today in conjunction with his Grammy® nominated song "The Promise." In the clip, Cornell's children, Toni, Lily, and Christopher vow to continue to honor their late father's pledge to raise awareness for human rights. A number of stars have come together to show their support and solidarity for the cause as well, including Elton John, Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand, George Clooney, and many more.
Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival is excited to unveil the initial lineup for their ninth annual music and arts festival happening April 6-8, 2018. Headliners Dr. Dog and Paul Thorn’s Mission Temple Fireworks Revival ft. The McCrary Sisters will be joined by The Mowgli’s, The Lonely Biscuits, and many more. As the city’s Dogwood Blossoms begin to bloom in spring, music lovers across the Southeast will be treated to top tier performances from national and regional Americana, Country, Alternative, Roots, and Blues acts spread across seven stages. A confirmed listing of the initial lineup is below.
One of Ireland's most popular exports, The Coronas, will return to North America for a run of shows beginning February 8 in Montreal. The multi-platinum-selling Irish band, whose North American shows in November were largely sold out, are on the road in support of their fifth album, TRUST THE WIRE, which became The Coronas' first-ever #1 album when it topped the Irish music charts in its first week of release in June.
Monophonics are back with a six-song EP that fuses the complimentary and explosive soul, rock and funk influences, proving themselves to be the rightful inheritors of the Bay Area’s impressive psychedelic soul sound. Mirrors is comprised entirely of cover tunes, except that I doubt you’ve ever heard of half the deeply funky and soulful originals that inspired these soulful, tastefully produced, and timeless Monophonics treatments.
Woody Aplanalp has made his mark primarily as a guitarist, recording and touring with an unusually diverse and notable array of artists such as multiple Grammy winner Lauryn Hill, soul legend and rock n’ roll hall of famer Bobby Womack, UK chart topper, Aloe Blacc, Indian fusion master Trilok Gurtu, and the “Lion of Zimbabwe” Thomas Mapfumo. Aplanalp’s avid experimentalism on the guitar, combining disparate elements of rock, psychedelia, world music and the avant garde, have also led to collaborations with Nels Cline
The 17th Annual Northwest String Summit (String Summit) is one of the top boutique live music experiences in the country and presents an array of today's leaders in the Americana, Bluegrass, Indy Rock, and Jam genres. It all happens at the iconic Horning's Hideout (North Plains, OR) from July 19 - 22, 2018.
MAMBY ON THE BEACH, Chicago’s only beachside summer music festival, is thrilled to announce its fourth installment taking place on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th at Oakwood Beach. Comprising indie, soul, house, techno, hip-hop, and beyond, Mamby's eclectic lineup and pristine summertime setting make for a memorable spectacle worth seeing to believe.