October 2017

Jah Sun is back from his Summer European tour performing in front of sold-out shows. Jah states from the tour, “one of the highlights for me was when a fan approached security in tears asking to meet me. He told me how he was diagnosed with cancer and underwent treatment. After two years he beat it and is cancer free. He said my music especially the song “Never Give Up” was inspirational to him.


FestForums returns to Santa Barbara for a three-day conference at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort, November 16-18th. The event is described as “a festival conference for food, beverage, music, and film festival industry leaders. Addressing cutting-edge technology, talent, ticketing, sponsorships, scheduling, merchandising, operations, sustainability, charitable work, innovation, and safety, FestForums® brings together festivals and events of all sizes for collaboration and professional development.”


The Brothers Comatose follow up last year's The Metal EP with their latest annual Halloween EP, The Punk EP, featuring four pop-punk renditions of songs from their beloved catalogue. With the band growing up listening to acts such as Weezer, Green Day, NOFX, and Bad Religion, '90s punk and pop-punk music is engrained in The Brothers Comatose's DNA.

Some of the biggest names in Heavy Metal music brought 50,000 people to the sixth annual Aftershock Music Festival in Sacramento. A cold front moved through the region days before the event began, blowing away the smokey skies that had engulfed Sacramento from the devastating fires in the nearby wine country. The cold front gave way to nearly perfect weather for the two-day festival, with warm sunny days and cool nights prevailing.

For the first time ever, Side Trips: Volume One, the celebrated live collaboration between Jerry Garcia and keyboardist Howard Wales will be reissued on vinyl and made available at streaming services on Record Store Day (November 24th). Side Trips: Volume One is the latest in a line of special reissues, live recordings, concerts and events planned throughout 2017 & 2018 in celebration of Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday.

Craft Recordings, the Catalog Division of Concord Music, is proud to announce the release of Thelonious Monk's The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection. Due out December 15th, the limited-edition box set includes all five of the 10" vinyl LPs which the pianist recorded for the jazz label, spanning 1952 to 1954. Each album has been faithfully reproduced - from the jacket design to the LP labels - while the audio has been carefully restored and remastered by Joe Tarantino from the original analog tapes, with lacquer cutting by George Horn and Anne-Marie Seunram at Fantasy Studios.