The 9th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival has announced their second round of artists. Joining an already impressive lineup is the Grammy nominees Rebelution, Hawaiian reggae ambassadors The Green, singer/songwriter Trevor Hall, Cali Roots favorite Fortunate Youth, island soulstress Anuhea, and alternative reggae band The Movement. Making his Cali Roots debut performance is underground hip hop hero Brother Ali, fresh from his critically-acclaimed album All The Beauty In This Whole Life.
It was a different Lone Bellow that pulled into Boston on Wednesday night, for their first show in the city in two years. When they first broke on the scene some five years ago, The Lone Bellow’s live shows were marked by an irrepressible energy, as if they couldn’t believe they’d hit the big time and were determined to rock the rafters at every gig.
Steep Canyon Rangers affirm their place as one of the most versatile and idiosyncratic bands in all of contemporary American music. The GRAMMY® Award-winning, North Carolina-based sextet has spent nearly two decades bending and shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, folk rock, and more to create something original and all their own.
The Entercom Radio Miami produced Riptide Music Festival powered by Ford is almost here. Soon, Fort Lauderdale Beach will be the site of the world’s biggest beach party! Featuring bands including Weezer, Cage the Elephant, Portugal the Man, BoyzIIMen, KC and the Sunshine Band, Salt-n-Pepa and so many more. Riptide will take place on December 2nd and 3rd on Fort Lauderdale Beach, across from the Bahia Mar Resort.
The Wood Brothers have announced the release of their new album, 'One Drop of Truth,' due February 2 via Honey Jar/Thirty Tigers. The 10-track collection, their sixth studio recording to date, was self-produced by the longstanding trio featuring brothers Oliver and Chris Wood along with Jano Rix. The album’s opening track, "River Takes the Town," is especially poignant. Written prior to natural disasters that decimated parts of the world this summer, it was recorded just one day after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston.
Norway’s Los Plantronics, are to release ‘The Worst Is Yet To Come’ (Best of 1995-2017) this November 10th via Jansen. The Oslo based raucous 9-piece orchestra are known for their head spinning sounds that journey from berzerk surf-rock to crooning mariachi, including wild 50’s rock’n’roll, instrumental passages and frantic R&B. There’s even a mariachi version of Gene Clarks masterpiece ‘So You Say You Lost Your Baby’.
With four years alongside one another on the road and in the studio, Hard Working Americans embody the grit, grind and salt of the earth vibe their name implies. Some call them a super group. I call them the sum of their parts, and hot damn do those parts work well together.