“If you book them, they will come,” says the fictionalized, desert dwelling Jim Morrison in “Wayne’s World 2.” Pretty sound advice when you’re booking top end talent like Aerosmith circa 1993 for an inaugural festival, but what about a band that’s never performed together?
The CITYPAK Project, a charitable initiative that provides specially designed backpacks to empower the homeless, will distribute CITYPAK backpacks to those in need at five upcoming events in Los Angeles. Beginning Tuesday, February 14th – Valentine’s Day – distributions will take place at shelters and community centers throughout the city that serve the homeless, including at-risk homeless youth and the LGBT community.
Oklahoma’s Travis Linville will release the gorgeously melodic roots album, Up Ahead, this week via CEN/RED Distribution, a division of Sony Music. An inexplicably authentic instrumentalist known for his work as a sideman with Hayes Carll, Linville moves to the front of the stage to start his release tour this week.
Nashville’s DEDSA wields psych-rock like a flaming sword to illuminate sci-fi tales of love and medieval debauchery. The band’s debut full length, Salmon Velocity, melds electronic music, psychedelia, metal and shoegaze into a powerful musical elixir. DEDSA will celebrate release night with a hometown performance at Nashville's Mercy Lounge on Friday, March 3.
KAABOO Del Mar is a three-day "mix-perience" providing the perfect weekend escape. Curated as a fully immersive elevated festival experience without the rough qualities of a traditional outdoor event, KAABOO Del Mar combines a diverse mix of top-tier music, high-quality culinary offerings, the very best craft libations, visually inspiring art exhibitions, comedy, dancing and indulgent amenities. KAABOO is located at the historic Del Mar Racetrack + Fairgrounds, just north of San Diego on the