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Brooklyn Funk Essentials is Back With the Release of New Album

Submitted by Giant Step on Fri, 11/13/2015 - 12:29 pm

The cult funk ensemble Brooklyn Funk Essentials has released its fifth studio album, Funk Ain’t Ova, worldwide today. It coincides with the 20th anniversary of the celebrated debut album, Cool & Steady & Easy, and offers a collection of eclectic songs using BFE’s signature melange of funk, disco, jazz, ska, latin and house flavors.

Mike Dillon Plays Elliott Smith - New Single "Half Right" Out Today

Submitted by The Royal Pota… on Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:11 am

Acclaimed New Orleans-based vibraphonist and percussionist Mike Dillon is working on a new album of Elliott Smith songs entitled Functioning Broke. The collection is planned for release in Spring 2016. The first single "Half Right" is available today for download and streaming.

Steel Pulse Announces Upcoming Feature Documentary "Dreadtown"

Submitted by Tell All Your … on Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:38 am

London, 12th November 2015: Steel Pulse, director Yoni Gal and the Oscar-nominated producer Mike Lerner (The Square), today launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise completion funds for their feature documentary, Dreadtown, due for release end of 2016. http://www.dreadtown.com

Emmylou Harris & John Paul White Release New Song

Submitted by Bullhorn Publicity on Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:13 am

Emmylou Harris & John Paul White have released "Kyrie," the second single from the upcoming Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us, Volume II compilation. "Kyrie" is available today as a single for purchase and streaming at all digital outlets. The full Mercyland compilation will be released on January 15, 2016 on Mercyland Records. 

Electric Forest Announces Return to Rothbury

Submitted by LiveLoud on Fri, 11/13/2015 - 9:57 am

Today, Electric Forest (EF) announced the return of the 6th annual music and camping festival to the legendary Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan on June 23-26, 2016.  In conjunction with the announcement, EF released the first video of a brand new four part series titled, Once Upon The Forest: Awakening. This beautiful video series will in culminate December, when fans will give fans the first chance to purchase tickets to EF16.

Red Moon Road's Gospel-Inflected Canadian Roots

Submitted by HearthMusic on Fri, 11/13/2015 - 8:26 am

A rather literal translation of the phrase “break a leg” befell singer Sheena Rattai of Canadian roots trio Red Moon Road in 2012, forcing a tour cancellation and months of bedside songwriting. Though an unlucky break from a Frisbee-catch-gone-horribly-wrong, it brought their new album Sorrows and Glories to its explosive fruition.

Weir Plays D'Angelico Guitar For Charity

Submitted by HeadCount on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 6:45 pm

With Dead & Company getting rave reviews across the Northeast, Bob Weir continued a relatively-new tradition of playing a signed guitar on stage to help boost a charity auction. 

Last night at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA, Weir played “Peggy-O” with a D’Angelico guitar signed by all the members of Dead & Company. The one-of-a-kind EX-SS guitar, which also features the Dead & Company logo on its pick guard, is being auctioned on the tour to benefit more than a half-dozen charities. Currently, the high bid sits at $11,500.

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