Achilles Wheel’s fourth album Sanctuary, released on February 28th, is a collection of originals that is authentically how they sound in performance. If that’s a plain proclamation, it’s meant as a sturdy compliment. These Sierra Mountain improvisational-spirited rockers never paid much mind as to how other “jam-bands” do it, nor do they let their influences determine their sound.
North Carolina’s acclaimed indie-Americana quartet Mipso release their fourth album, Edges Run, on April 6th, 2018 (AntiFragile Music). The band will begin an extensive North American album release tour on Edges Run release date, hitting 30+ markets throughout the United States through mid-May, with summer dates still to be announced. Visit www.mipsomusic.com to view the current list of Mipso’s upcoming tour dates.
On Feb. 25, Old Settler’s Music Festival staff and board members cut the ribbon on the festival’s new home in Tilmon, Texas, and today, they’re unveiling the full schedule for the 31st annual celebration of authentic roots music, taking place April 19 through 22.
Even among the pantheon of music’s finest artists, Del McCoury stands alone. From the nascent sound of bluegrass that charmed hardscrabble hillbilly honkytonks, rural schoolhouse stages, and the crowning glory of the Grand Ole Opry to the present-day culture-buzz of viral videos and digital streams, Del is the living link. From headlining sold-out concerts to music festivals of all genres, including one carrying his namesake, there is Del.
From their humble inception as an acoustic trio, The Drunken Hearts have evolved into an electric five-piece that is captivating audiences across the country. In those few years, the Colorado-based group has managed to make a name for itself in a state that is known for cultivating world-class music. The band fearlessly bottles a tempestuous, yet honest brand of Americana music - infusing spirited vocals with electric and acoustic instruments, and crafting heartfelt songs that are resonating with crowds everywhere.
No longer able to turn a deaf ear to the unceasing requests from fans and the media alike, Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton, Willie Wilcox and Ralph Schuckett are reuniting for their first North American tour since the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded. Presented by Sirius XM and produced by Live Nation, TODD RUNDGREN’S UTOPIA will be performing across North America beginning on April 18.
The Celebrating David Bowie concert tour made a stop in downtown Los Angeles, February 28 at the historic Wiltern Theater. The show features a core band of veteran rockers many of who performed and recorded over the years with David Bowie. The 2018 tour, which is in the middle of its run, offers a unique concert at every city it visits, by employing famous pop singers who live nearby.
Folk-rooted Oregon rockers Fruition have never been ones to shy away from change. What started as an Americana, singer/songwriter project has evolved into a psychedelic grassroots extravaganza, twisting live elements of rock n’ roll and delta-blues into their already well-crafted core sound. The band’s fifth studio album, Watching It All Fall Apart, is an expression of that.
Denver's Award Winning Independent Comics and Art Expo unleashed an impressive lineup for the 2018 Convention including Joe Kelly, Jeff Lemire, James O'Barr, Matt Kindt, Howard Cuse, Chuck Forsman plus locally grown Steve T Seagle, Amy Reeder and rising star Karl Christian Krumpholz among nearly 200 featured guests and exhibitors in Downtown Denver at the McNichols Civic Center this April 14-15. An extraordinary roster of the talent with more announcements expected through February, two-day passes are now available for purchase at dinkdenver.c
Plutinos is the solo effort of Nate Barnes, formerly of the band Rose Hill Drive and drummer for artists such as Mary Chapin Carpenter and Ryan Bingham. After years spent making records and touring with other artists - in addition to writing for brands like HBO, Ford, and Target - Nate decided to venture into uncharted waters and to dive deep into writing his own meaningful songs and creating the sound and music he always wanted to hear and play. The result is equal parts dreamy and heavy with emphasis on driving rhythms and vibey, melodic guitars and vocals.