The unstoppable and tried and true Mighty Mighty BossToneS are: Dicky Barrett, Joe Gittleman, Chris Rhodes, Tim Burton, Joe Sirois, Leon Silva, Ben Carr, Lawrence Katz and John Goetchius. The ambassadors of the ska explosion continue to bring their message to the masses and this summer will hit the road in support of their new album While We’re at It produced by Grammy Award winning Ted Hutt.
Howlin Rain has announced the release of their fifth studio album, 'The Alligator Bride,' due June 8 via founding member Ethan Miller's artist run label, Silver Current Records. A set of swampy, ragged, and unapologetic rock 'n' roll, Miller's merry band of pranksters tracked the record over three days with engineer Eric "King Riff" Bauer at the Mansion in San Francisco, playing live to tape and cutting the material in first and second takes.
Delivering a compelling foot-stomping performance that was equal parts hootenanny and joyful revival, The Avett Brothers again conquered Sacramento on March 30. The sold-out crowd of 2,400 at the downtown Community Center Theatre was on its feet most of the night, reveling in the experience, singing along with myriad lyric phrases that resonated personally with fans.
About two years ago, I heard my first BIG Something song. It was an unforgettable moment when the song “Undertow” played on the radio station “Jam On,” on Sirius XM. I remember thinking they were going to become something big. From then on, my obsession with this unique funk, rock, jam group grew tremendously.
Rifles & Rosary Beads, the acclaimed new album from singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier has received unanimous praise from the press following its January 26th release via Thirty Tigers. Co-written with U.S. veterans and their families, the eleven songs on the album have connected deeply with those who have listened. In a celebrated career that spans nearly two decades, Rifles & Rosary Beads is Mary Gauthier’s more important work to date as it has changed lives and continues to do so.
Craft Recordings is proud to announce two vinyl reissues for Mike Ness’ solo albums, Under The Influences and Cheating At Solitaire, both set for release on April 6th. Ness is most widely known as the frontman for Social Distortion — a band that would profoundly impact the American Punk Rock movement and go on to be one of the best-selling punk rock groups of all time. But long before he ever heard the Ramones, the Clash or the Sex Pistols, Ness grew up listening to early rock and roll.
The show wasn’t billed as “An Evening with Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams," but that’s exactly what Saturday’s show at Boston’s City Winery was – no opening act and an intimate show full of stories, explanations of how songs came about, and of course wonderful music.
Hot on the heels of their show-stealing performance at this year's One Love Cali Reggae Festival, Tomorrows Bad Seeds have announced the dates for their upcoming Illuminate headlining Spring tour. The Hermosa Beach, CA reggae-rock outfit will be joined on the road by Sun Dried Vibes, Roots of a Rebellion, and Thicker Than Thieves for the months of April and May. A video teaser for the tour has been launched online at https://youtu.be/V-zWK2w2Ea4.
Singer-songwriter Mike Aiken announces a June 8 release date for his new CD, Wayward Troubadour, on Northwind Records. In addition to his vocals and stellar guitar work, the band that Aiken put together for Wayward Troubadour included friends David Roe on bass (Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins, Johnny Cash), Kenny Vaughan on electric and acoustic guitars (Marty Stuart), and guest writers/ vocalists Henry Paul (Outlaws, Blackhawk, Henry Paul Band) and Chris P James (Burrito Brothers).
The Jaden Carlson Band, of Denver, Colorado, is an electro-funk band, featuring phenom- guitarist Jaden Carlson, who also sings lead vocals and plays synthesizer, Eric Imbrosciano on drums, Chris Beck on keys, talk box and backup vocals, and Fred Reisen on bass.
The album was engineered by Alex Scott of Trakwerx Studio in Denver. Produced, mixed and mastered by Tira Neal.
Co-produced by Jaden Carlson and Chris Beck.