Jazz/Soul duo PARLOR SOCIAL cover Screamin' Jay Hawkins with their own special twist fusing elements of RnB, Blues, Pop, Jazz, and Hip Hop while still maintaining the hauntingly beautiful musicality of the original score. Their rendition features a 20-piece string orchestra arrangement orchestrated by Dr. Benjamin Wright (Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, OutKast).
Brian Newman, singer, trumpeter and Verve recording artist will release his second single from his forthcoming debut record, a swinging version of “I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm,” on November 17th, just in time for holiday season. He is also continuing his successful summer “after hours” club tour with winter dates that kick off in Houston on December 3rd. Newman is a long-time friend of Lady Gaga and has frequently accompanied her in performance, most notably on the Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga “Cheek to Cheek” Tour in 2015.
The KBCO Studio C vault unveils 18 new treasures this holiday shopping season Saturday, December 2nd! The annual KBCO charity CD features 18 songs recorded live on the air from the Denver/Boulder radio station’s performance studio. 97.3 KBCO handpicks a wide variety of songs from artists, who donate their time & talent, for their world famous KBCO Studio C Charity CD Series.
The 60th Annual Grammy® Awards have just been released and Abstract Logix, home to genre bending composers and creators, are honored to announce that the Guitar Pioneer, JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, has been nominated for the BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO for the live track “Miles Beyond” from his album Live at Ronnie Scott’s. The disc serves as a souvenir from a sold-out, two-night stand at the beloved London venue by John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, recorded in March of 2017.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong — the high-energy funky four-piece hailing from Baltimore, MD — are pleased to announce their winter 2018 tour dates in addition to details for the ninth gathering of their annual music festival, Domefest. This excitement comes on the heels of the band’s fourth studio release, Pizazz, out now.
Welland, Ontario-based reggae-rock band Street Pharmacy, hard at work putting the finishing touches on their follow-up to 2015’s Pharmanomics, have announced an upcoming single, “Roaming Souls,” due out this January 2018. The power trio, made up of Ryan Guay (vocals/guitar,) Jesse Robitaille (bass/vocals,) and Isaac Thompson (drums/vocals,) will follow the release with a winter tour throughout Ontario.
With Thanksgiving weekend in the rearview, ALO is excited to announce the acts who will be joining them on the road for their 12th annual Tour d’Amour. Held each year in February and March, to surround Valentine’s Day, the tour is a celebration of love in all of its forms. John Craigie will open most shows, including the Friday at the Fillmore. Monophonics will join ALO for Seattle and Portland, and TAUK will help close out the tour, and Fillmore weekend on the Saturday night in San Francisco.
Dripping Springs, TX musician Israel Nash, has released a new song, “Sutherland,” via a Crowdraise campaign to benefit The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in honor of the Sutherland Springs, TX tragedy. Nash, a vocal supporter of responsible gun law reform, was deeply affected by the Texas shooting and wrote the new song in reflection of the latest American tragedy.
Israel Nash, about the campaign and song:
The self-proclaimed “punk empress of African Rock” Cole Williams has premiered a brand new single titled “Free” over on Huffington Post. The new single follows the release of “A Change Is Gonna Come” (Sam Cooke) from earlier in the year, and showcases Williams at the top of her game. Huff Post has called the song “a gift…[a] singular touching performance” and credited her for her “powerhouse vocals and empowering lyrical stance.”