Following his sold-out U.K. European tour, Ben Howard will return stateside confirming a run of headlining North American dates this fall. The tour stops at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on October 1st and will be in support of his forthcoming record Noonday Dream. Tickets are on-sale now at http://benhowardmusic.co.uk/live/.
Carnivals and Other Tragedies is the third full-length release from Chicago based singer songwriter Marshall (Hjertstedt), although this is the first release to a national audience. Carnivals and Other Tragedies (July 20, 2018) is a collection of 7 original songs which center on a hybrid acoustic / electric approach and spanning the gamut of singer-songwriter based folk, roots and rock. It’s an easygoing sound balanced between positivity and poignancy.
Mark Wenner, founder and leader of beloved roots band The Nighthawks, announces a June 15 date for the self-titled debut CD of Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors on EllerSoul Records. Joining Wenner (vocals, harmonica) in the band are fellow Nighthawks mate Mark Stutso (drums, vocals), as well as Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner (guitar, vocals), Zach Sweeney (guitar) and Steve Wolf (upright bass).
Balkan Bump, the newest project from trumpet player, producer and ethnomusicologist Will Magid, launched to an unexpecting audience in late 2017 with his debut track “Aymo” alongside superstar collaborators Gramatik and Talib Kweli. Finding an affinity based in his own Balkan roots, Gramatik has championed the new project by debuting Balkan Bump’s first live performance at Gramatik’s NYE show at Terminal 5, taking Balkan Bump’s live show on the road for the Spring 2018 Re:Coil tour, and releasing Balkan Bump’s debut EP via his Lowtemp l
Spring is springing and Terrapin Flyer with Melvin Seals are hitting the road again this time going East! Along with Melvin is a great new configuration that includes two players who have never toured with Terrapin with Melvin. The tour will feature bassist extraordinaire Janis Wallin who played with Melvin and Steve Kimock in Crazy Engine and has played many previous TF shows that did not include Melvin.
Leftover Salmon are presenting a very special CD release show in the intimate eTown Hall theater in Boulder, CO. To be sure that all their fans can participate, they're working with Relix to host a multi-camera HD livestream of the show via Facebook. Tune in at 7:30 pm MT (that's 6:30 pm PST and 9:30pm EST) to watch the show!
Themes for the weekend include:
- Throwback Thursday
- Flower Power Friday
- Super Shiny Saturday
Late night sets are being announced 1 pm EST tomorrow (Thursday) when we’re coordinating the announce!
- Thursday: The Mantras
THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES will be launching their annual end of summer all ages music festival this year. The inaugural Cranking & Skanking Fest will take place at Worcester Palladium Outdoors on Saturday, August 25th. The lineup includes Toots & The Maytals, The Bouncing Souls, Fishbone, The Pietasters, and The Planet Smashers among others. There will be plenty of craft beer, food, and vendors as well.
Australian singer-songwriter / guitarist Gus McKay is making blues-rock fans very happy with latest album, Talisman. Blues and roots-rock influences abound, including J.J. Cale, mixed in with Gus’ Peter Green meets ZZ Top inspired vocals. Essential for blues and rock fans, Talisman is a fascinating spin start to finish.