On his upcoming farewell world tour, OZZY OSBOURNE--Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy® winning singer and songwriter--will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which formed in 1968). This tour, expected to take OZZY around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows.
This past week Johnny Clegg wrapped up a short 12 twelve-city North American tour bidding farewell, and retiring from the road.
In remission from an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer, Clegg decided to have his final tour while he has the strength to endure the road. This farewell is both a bitter-sweet celebration of his career, and an opportunity to say goodbye to so many devoted fans, whose hearts he has touched.
MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment. The colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz is all about the groove. This larger-than-life group of musicians and acrobats tours the country year-round, bringing a spirit of celebration wherever they go. MarchFourth is, in a word, FUN!
Have I ever told you guys about this place in Asheville called The Salvage Station? I feel like I have and, I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but man do those guys know how to throw a party.
I mean unless hanging out down by the French Broad River with a beer in your hand and the best music touring the country isn’t really your thing. In that case perhaps I could interest you in a board game or something.
Latin GRAMMY Award-winning engineer, producer, and musician Victor Rice is gearing up to release his first solo album in almost 15 years. The subtly-complex elegance of Smoke provides a rich smoothness made available through tastemaker label Easy Star Records on November 3rd. Smoke takes Rice’s knowledge from experience across a realm of genres and cultures and rolls it all into a consistent line of thought, resulting in a fusion Rice identifies as “samba rocksteady,” or SRS.
Dawes will release a limited-edition double LP pressing of We’re All Gonna Live, the first official live concert recording from the band, via their own HUB Records, on November 25th to celebrate Small Business Saturday. The album was manufactured in conjunction with Furnace Record Pressing and will be available at participating independently owned record stores.
The Obama Summit featured musical headliner and indie rockers The National. But two days prior to their performance they snuck in an exclusive 90 minute concert at the intimate sized House of Vans Chicago. Located in Chicago's bustling west loop, Vans just opened in early 2017. And again they delighted Chicago music fans with artists who normally play much larger venues. In this case, it was a surprise appearance only announced by email invitation four days prior.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood are on the road in 2017 supporting their fourth studio album, 'Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel,' and its follow up companion EP, 'If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now,' both out via Robinson's Silver Arrow Records. Tracks have already been laid for another new studio album and 'Betty's Blends, Vol. 3' live release later this year.
Virtuosic multi-instrumentalist, Crystal Bright, delivers a melancholy monster of a rendition of “You Are My Sunshine” in new video. Her haunting take on the country standard debuts just in time for Halloween, and is sure to send a shiver down the spine. The mournful elegy turns joyous expectation for this love song on its head.