On Sunday afternoon, December 3, Janie Barnett presents her Urban Americana Holiday Party, celebrating the spirit of the human heart, resistance, and transformations in the year ahead. The revelry will feature a bevy of special guest artists who are full of bluster, and they plan to heckle the audience into full participation in the proceedings.
With their upcoming November 17th show at Denver’s Larimer Lounge already sold out, alternative hip-hop rock band Flobots announce a special hometown New Year’s Eve show at the Marquis Theatre with guests Pink Hawks. Flobots’ are currently on their RISE + SHINE Tour, in support of their recently released fourth album, NOENEMIES. The first leg of the RISE + SHINE Tour brings Flobots’ dynamic and politically charged live show through 20+ western U.S.
THE MAGPIE SALUTE--which brings together the reunited guitar team of Rich Robinson and Marc Ford from the Black Crowes and bassist Sven Pipien (also from the Crowes) with other dynamic musicians and co-ed singers from around the world--is set to return to New York, NY for back-to-back headlining shows Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16 at Irving Plaza as they wrap their extensive 60-date U.S. tour which began in July. Tickets are available here.
The Super Saturated Sugar Strings are a soul-shaking, infinitely charming band from the far north of Alaska. Powerful, funky and alt-folky, the SSSS’s have a very nostalgic, yet contemporary sound; rich with vocal harmonies, string melodies, and an element of carnival sideshow. Their gypsy-country vibe has stirred a fervent congregation of dedicated fans stretching from the Last Frontier to the lower 48.
After a stunning response to the surprise announcement of their first tour in decades, The Revolution have now confirmed they will perform additional dates in North America this coming New Year’s weekend, in addition to more shows in 2018 (see below for full itinerary). Fans and critics quickly responded to the earlier tour with excitement and sincere appreciation for the music of The Revolution and Prince -- an artist who is deeply loved and immensely missed.
The energy and passion which resonates from AJ Ghent’s music, from the strum of the guitar to the pounding rhythm of the drums, to the outstanding lyrics, is sure to be felt by everyone. His newest creation, THE NEO-BLUES PROJECT is a 6-song EP set for release on March 16, 2018, on Ropedope Records. AJ aims to create an unforgettable experience for music lovers, with the hopes of taking them to a musical paradise.
Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation has partnered with The CITYPAK Project to provide 1,300 custom designed, versatile, backpacks to homeless shelters in Tampa Bay, Chicago and Maddon’s hometown of Hazleton, Pennsylvania. The backpacks are manufactured by High Sierra, provider of premier, durable, outdoor gear since 1978.
Conceived in 1989 by Jorma & Vanessa Kaukonen, 2018 will bring renowned musicians, who will both teach and perform, to the Fur Peace Ranch. The musical workshops are accentuated by the beautiful grounds of the Fur Peace Ranch, the fresh, delectable meals, and the awesome history museum, the Psylodelic Gallery. Make plans to enjoy life: www.furpeaceranch.com.
Craft Recordings, the Catalog Division of Concord Music, is pleased to announce a high-end vinyl reissue of the Vince Guaraldi Trio's beloved jazz album, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Due out November 17th, the LP will be released on 180-gram vinyl, and housed in an old-school style, tip-on jacket, featuring the rarely seen artwork from the original 1965 album. Lacquers for the album were cut by George Horn and Anne-Marie Suenram at Fantasy Studios, while the vinyl was pressed at Quality Record Pressings.