The city of Oakland has an extensive pedigree of rappers to begin their career within its borders. From E-40 to Del the Funky Homosapien, the East Bay has long since held their rap community to nothing but the highest of standards. For Oakland native G-Eazy, his first show home since releasing his latest album was deeply personal, and an experience he repeatedly told the audience was the best night of his life.
Borgo announces the upcoming release of his debut full-length, Be Kind. Set for release April 13, 2018, the album matches soulful vocals with sweet harmonies reminiscent of Motown. Based in Denver, this is Borgo’s return to music following a decade-long hiatus due to a debilitating neurological disease. The album tells stories of love lost, breaking societal norms, and reflecting on life through jazz piano ballads and funk-infused guitar tracks that take listeners back in time.
In everything, balance. We aspire towards it. We lie about having it. Balance is a common tie between so many aspects of our being. Work and play, sleep and wake. Eastern, Greek and modern philosophies are steeped in it. Even a silver lining needs a touch of grey. But, why are we pre-programmed to seek balance? Why can’t we overload our individual tastes? Who says too much of everything isn’t just enough?
Dead & Company had to postpone the originally scheduled Fall Tour 2017 South Florida show Dec 8, 2017, when John Mayer needed an emergency appendectomy. Monday, February 26, 2018, was the rescheduled show. They say timing is everything. The show came on the heels of the Parkland school shooting tragedy. Coincidence for sure but Dead & Company brought their kindness and love to a community in need of healing through the universal language of music.
The Bailsmen brought their vintage swing to The Belfry on Wednesday evening, adding upbeat jazz tempo to the already-lively bar. Drawing on the sounds of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday, the band combines a Louisiana-style big-band sound with soft, raspy-voiced jazz. The result is an ambiance that makes the audience feel like they’ve been transported to an intimate New Orleans show.
“Epic Psychedelic Funky Jams”. The only four words to sum up the high-octane sounds of the Supernatural Beings shows this weekend at Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple in Denver. February 23rd and 24th, four extraordinarily talented artists joined together to create one super band. SuperNatural Beings, originated by Shred is Dead guitarist, Marcus Rezak, is composed of members from several bands in the jam community.
Strange Machines share pro-shot video of their new song "Canopy", filmed at their sold-out show in Portland, ME back in January. The band has been gaining some serious steam all over the East coast this past year, packing venues and playing alongside the likes of Twiddle, Dopapod, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Tauk and more. Much like the band themselves, "Canopy" is a multi-faceted composition that takes you through the band's many dimensions, all while keeping you grooving and singing along.
Rhythm N Blooms Music Festival is pleased to announce the daily lineup of artists for its ninth annual music festival. The festival, which takes place in downtown Knoxville on April 6-8th 2018, features a wide variety of national and regional acts ranging from Americana, Country, Alternative, Roots, and Blues. On Friday, over a dozen artists including Deer Tick, The Mowgli’s, Caroline Spence, and The Lonely Biscuits will perform across the festival’s seven stages. On Saturday, headliner Dr. Dog will be joined by Hayes Carll, DK the Drummer, Penny & Sparrow, and more.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will make their Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday, March 3. Fans can tune in to their Opry appearance via opry.com and the Opry’s mobile app as well as the Opry’s flagship radio station, 650 AM WSM.
The Saturday night performance will run on a 30-minute delay on Willie’s Roadhouse on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Grand Ole Opry performances are also streamed live at Opry City Stage, the new restaurant and music venue in New York City’s Time Square.
After touring in Texas, the Midwest, and along the East Coast, Money Chicha and Dos Santos will convene the 4th installment of the Chicha Summit, and this time they are heading across the Southwest and out to the West Coast. From El Paso to San Francisco, they’re hitting the road in direct support of their “Summit Sessions” 7” vinyl split recently released through (((Sonorama Discos))).