During the summer of 2013, guitar legend John McLaughlin and his trailblazing band The 4th Dimension – Gary Husband on keyboards and drums, Etienne Mbappe on bass, and Ranjit Barot on drums and vocals – a rare tour across America. On June 22nd they performed at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
The Grammy-winning, iconic guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist SLASH is heading to music week in Austin during SXSW 2014 to launch SLASHATHON, the first-ever artist-focused hackathon. Powered by Geeklist, SLASHATHON is a hackathon where developers create applications and technology within a 12-hour period.
Fort Collins/Denver-based band Eufórquestra (pronounced: yoo • FOHR • keh • struh) returns with their fourth full-length studio album, Fire, set for worldwide release on March 25, 2014. Fire was produced by Kyle Hollingsworth (The String Cheese Incident) and mastered by Dominick Maita, whose credits include Billy Joel and Herbie Hancock. The album spans 14 funk-infused tracks featuring guest spots by roots vocalist Elliot Martin (John Brown’s Body), soul singer Kim Dawson
Every artist, at some point in their career, has that defining, milestone performance- a moment that inspires the envy and white lies of those who failed to attend. For Railroad Earth, that moment was July 12th, 2013, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, outside of Denver.
For anyone who didn’t make it last year, short of rubbing your nose in it, here’s a bit of what you missed:
Today, the Pimps of Joytime announce a string of April 2014 tour dates in honor of their new single "Booty Text" and forthcoming 2014 studio album, Jukestone Paradise.
The exotic five-piece will bring their all-analog dance tunes up the East Coast to Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA; Burlington, VT; Syracuse, NY; Fairfield, CT; Boston, MA and New York, NY before Midwest performances in Columbus, OH; Chicago, IL; Omaha, NE and Minneapolis, MN.
Bella Union are thrilled to announce the signing of acclaimed Australian quintet THE TROUBLE WITH TEMPLETON whose debut album Rookie will be released May 12th. Already a huge success in Australia, The Trouble With Templeton is the creation of singer/songwriter Thomas Calder, a 23-year-old wunderkind who formed the band in 2011.
Of course there’s a hint of humor behind a band moniker like Lost & Nameless, which belongs to an Austin-based foursome that deserves anything but anonymity. And with the March 18 release of their new CD, Empty Spaces, the irony is likely to grow right along with this contemporary folk-rock band’s renown. The band has slated a series of performances around the release, including a Feb. 20 showcase at the International Folk Alliance conference in Kansas City and a March 28 release show at the Cactus Café in Austin.
Hailing from the indie music mecca of Portland, OR, the Shook Twins have enlisted Grammy Award-nominated producer Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Fleet Foxes, Brandi Carlile) for their third full-length studio album, What We Do, scheduled to be independently released on April 8, 2014; What We Do is mastered by Gavin Lurssen (Loretta Lynn, Tom Waits).