With four years alongside one another on the road and in the studio, Hard Working Americans embody the grit, grind and salt of the earth vibe their name implies. Some call them a super group. I call them the sum of their parts, and hot damn do those parts work well together.
Acclaimed alt-folk quartet Darlingside announces the February 23rd release of their anticipated new album Extralife (More Doug Records/Thirty Tigers), and a March/April tour (See Dates Below). Extralife is the follow up to the band’s 2015 breakthrough, the highly praised Birds Say. Where Birds Say was steeped in childhood nostalgia and the loss of innocence, Extralife finds Darlingside looking to the future, mourning the loss of our world with an almost post-apocalyptic view.
Brooklyn's Turkuaz has been bringing their nine-piece party music across the country all year and are on a break for two weeks before continuing a national run that ends on New Years Eve in Baltimore. Today, they announce a Winter 2018 headlining tour that starts in Detroit on January 9, crossing the country to end in with two shows with Galactic in Los Angeles on March 30 and San Francisco on March 31.
New York City based gritty rock and rollers, A Shadow Of Jaguar, announce their debut LP RAW, due out October 2017. Substream Magazine premiered the lead single and video "Don't Want To Die Here" stating, "A Shadow Of Jaguar is a high-energy, no holds barred rock-n-roll band with a sound ripped right out of the late 70s. They are the kind of band that is very much 'what you see is what you get' in that there are no frills or gimmicks."
Gasoline Lollipops is a Colorado band that combines the sincerity of dirt-floor folk with the energy and rebelliousness of punk. It's an all-new incarnation of alt-country that’s both high-energy and heartfelt, like the American highway's soundtrack. This year marked the release of the GasPops' debut full-length album, Resurrection, and the band’s first-ever vinyl release, Soul Mine, will be released at the Fox Theatre in Boulder on Saturday, December 16.
Rock-reggae band, Tribal Seeds, are set to release a new EP, Roots Party, on 12/1. The EP will serve as a follow-up to the band’s 2014 full-length album, Representing, which charted on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums. In support of the release, the band will be kicking off their Roots Party Tour, with The Original Wailers and The Expanders, on January 10th in New York, NY. The 20+ date tour will include stops in Pittsburgh, PA, Minneapolis, MN, Las Vegas, NV and more, before wrapping up on February 17th in Ventura, CA.
MIKE GARSON--the legendary keyboardist known for his tenure with David Bowie--has released a rendition of "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" featuring Latin Grammy Award-winning vocalistGaby Moreno. The moving song, available on all digital platforms now, re-underlinesGARSON's long-running, strong belief in the healing aspects of music.
Acclaimed bluegrass modernists YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND have announced a month-long trek of U.S. tour dates for winter 2018, kicking off January 10 in Pennsylvania. The 24-show tour runs down the East Coast, through Florida for five nights and then circles up through the Midwest. The Southern Belles will open 15 of the shows.