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When time and tour schedules allow, members of the Green Leaf Rustlers, an amalgamation of members of several current successful bands, present a stimulating array of classic adaptations of American Country Roots & Blues, including the Bakersfield Sound. Such was the case on March 28 at Sacramento’s enduring rock club, Harlow’s, where the band finished up a tidy 10-date California tour before heading to Alaska for a triad of early April shows.

Son of Cloud (nee Jonathan Seale) has released his self-titled debut album today, April 12th 2019. After years spent as a successful producer, working with artists such as Feist, Lucius, Fleet Foxes, Andrew Bird and more, and time spent fronting the Brooklyn-based band, Flearoy, Seale is ready to make his mark as a solo artist.

The Pineapple Thief will be heading out on an eagerly anticipated tour of North America in November 2019. The band now complete with full-time drummer Gavin Harrison (King Crimson, Porcupine Tree) will be heading to the USA, Mexico and Canada for the first time ever.

Texas and UK-based rockers Ryan Hamilton and The Harlequin Ghosts unveiled the official music video today for their new single "Mamacita," the lead track off their debut album, This Is The Sound, due out Friday, May 31st via Steven Van Zandt's label, Wicked Cool Records. The exuberant video showcases the band's dynamic live show along with an array of fans dancing and singing along to the riff-laden track that Ryan co-wrote with Little Steven, who also contributes to the song's rippin' guitar solo.

Coming soon to menace God-fearing neighborhoods near you, Skunkmello’s stinky new slice of plastic, Discount Liquors, is the sonic stew certain to saturate your otherwise arid evening with some serious turbulence and a fully stocked bar for some real cool times.

Folk rock quintet The Lil Smokies release their cover of The Barr Brothers’ haunting ballad, “Even the Darkness Has Arms”. This release is the fifth single from the SnowGhost Singles, a series of the band’s most requested covers. Listen here. Streaming link here.

Today, Cris Jacobs releases his acclaimed new album Color Where You Are via Blue Rose Music. After years of extensive touring with diverse acts like Greensky Bluegrass and JJ Grey, as well as bigger headliners like Sturgill Simpson and Steve Winwood, Color Where You Are weaves Jacobs’ soulful, signature blend of rock and Americana with lyrics that illustrate Jacobs’ new place in life, personally and professionally.

Seattle-based all female rock band Thunderpussy shares a fiery cover of Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody To Love” today, ahead of a Supreme Court case on April 15 that will determine the fate of trademarking their name. Of the song, the band says, “At a time when it feels like empathy and compassion are lost and the polarization of thoughts and ideas is paramount, maybe it’s time to stop looking for someone to blame and instead find someone to love.“

Ever since Dopapod announced their return from hiatus marked by a Capitol Theatre play on April 27th, 2019, fans have been wondering if new music was on the horizon. Earlier this week that suspicion was confirmed with the band's release of "Numbers Need Humans," the first single from their upcoming record, Emit Time, due out May 24th, 2019.

If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk. If you give a moose a muffin, he’ll want some jam to go with it. If you give a Pigeon a Ping Pong, he will create high-energy psychedelic funk music from jam given to previously said moose. By now you’ve heard the name Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, rising up the ranks of the jam world and dominating sold-out shows around the country. Their energy is unmatchable, their enthusiasm is undeniable, and they are just getting things started.

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