Sometimes it takes youth to lead us to the next place, to revive rock ‘n’ roll by taking the old and putting a new spin on it. Today, fourteen-year-old Jack West announces his debut, eight-song album, For the Record, for an August 2 release – sharing debut single, "What I Can Get" – stream + share via YouTube.
Wachusett Brewing Company announces its first ever music industry collaboration with its new partnership with reggae and dub music star Stick Figure. The first beer, “COCOANUT IPA”, is a tropical, fruit forward IPA infused with natural coconut. A portion of the proceeds of all sales will benefit Stick Figure’s Cocoa Foundation, which brings assistance to the people and families that provide shelter to animals without homes.
The Jauntee have just released dates for an extensive national Summer Tour for 2019 spanning from the West to the East coast. This announcement comes just a mere two days after capping off their Spring run which had them with notable acts such as Jazz Is Phsh, Andy Frasco & The UN and at a number of festivals. This two-leg tour will kick off back in Colorado playing some select shows before taking the band back to familiar territory everywhere from Seattle and Portland, back to their home turf of Boston and all points in between.
For the first time in Flecktones history, both Jeff Coffin and Howard Levy will be in the group for a special show at the the inaugural Béla Fleck & The Flecktones: Friends & Family on May 30 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Coffin, the former Flecktones’ woodwind player and current member of the Dave Matthews Band, will be performing with the band for the first time in a decade.
The Lawrence Busker Festival will be taking over the streets of Downtown Lawrence, Kansas for its 12th year over Memorial Day weekend. Performers at the Lawrence Busker Festival amazes crowds annually with feats of danger, flexibility, strength, magic, and comic relief. This year’s Lawrence Busker Festival is the very first festival of its kind, in the world, that will feature all female performers.
The Lumineers have released the music video for "Gloria," their first single from their upcoming full-length album III, out Sept 13th on Dualtone (an Entertainment One Company) in the U.S. and Canada, and Decca Records for the rest of the world. The new album is a cinematic narrative told in three chapters, with the songs from each chapter focusing on one primary character out of three generations of the fictional Sparks family.
Craft Latino proudly pays tribute today to one of Mexico’s greatest stars, Antonio Aguilar, on what would have been his 100th birthday, with the release of Antonio Aguilar Centenario: Colección de la Familia—a 100-song playlist curated by his son Pepe Aguilar and family.
Craft Recordings is excited to announce a new deluxe reissue of Isaac Hayes’ GRAMMY® Award–winning album Shaft. Set for a June 14th street date and limited to 5,000 copies worldwide, the two-CD collection will offer the newly remastered, classic soundtrack—as originally released in 1971—plus all of the original music from the film, which did not appear on the best-selling LP. In-depth liner notes from Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson round out the set. A single-disc version consisting of only the remastered soundtrack will also be available.