California funk n’ roll outfit ALO will be heading out on the road this week on Tour D’Amour XIV that will see the band traverse the west coast accompanied by friends such as Twiddle, The Motet, Leftover Salmon and Ben Morrison from Brothers Comatose. Following Tour D’Amour the band heads to the East Coast on their California Creatures Tour.
California’s ALO will be releasing their second EP of a series, Creatures, Vol. 2: Weave, on January 24th, 2020. The second single from Weave, “Ridin'”, is available on all digital services today. Fans can buy or stream the new track here: https://ffm.to/aloridin A YouTube link for embedding is below.
The dire lack of affordable housing and a sharply rising inequity gap are driving San Francisco's homeless population to numbers not seen for 15 years with more than 8,000 people living on the city streets. Statewide, California has 129,972 homeless people (2018), the largest street population of any state (source: Kevin Fagan, San Francisco Chronicle, May 16, 2019).
Noise Pop Festival, San Francisco Bay Area’s premiere indie music and arts festival, is announcing today the final round of music acts including the full list of stellar Bay Area artists representing the diverse sounds of independent music confirmed for the 27th annual weeklong fest taking place February 25 – March 3, 2019.
Lukas Nelson, whose career profile continues to broaden and flourish, most recently for his work in the remake of “A Star is Born,” doubled down on his commitment to the Music Heals International (MHI) organization. On November 19, he again headlined a dynamic, diverse, and musically proficient lineup of music in support of MHI’s Haitian music-in-schools program at the intimate Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, Calif.
Ben Morrison (of The Brothers Comatose) has announced his debut solo EP, due out March 1 on AntiFragile Records. This EP will be followed by a second EP to be released later in 2019. With this new batch of music, Morrison has been able to push his creative boundaries and stretch songwriting legs in a way that he was never before able to do. With the announcement, comes the release of the first single and a stunning music video to go along with it.
Once again, paths to music, wonder, and joyful celebration converged in early July at the four-day High Sierra Music Festival in the small mountain town of Quincy, California, where the elevation is twice the number of the population. Headlined by Sturgill Simpson, The String Cheese Incident, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Grace Potter, George Porter Jr., Melvin Seals and more, this was the 28th High Sierra Fest. and the 20th at the county fairgrounds in Quincy.
The Brothers Comatose have announced their fourth studio album Ink, Dust, and Luck. Available worldwide June 15th, 2018, the album is a collection of 10 singles that mark the California bluegrass band's debut with indie label AntiFragile Music. The five-piece act's newest recordings put an undeniable stamp on their sound: a raw, raucous set of West Coast renderings of bluegrass, americana, and rock n' roll.
Highlighted by spirited headlining performances by The Devil Makes Three (Saturday), The Infamous Stringdusters (Friday), and Railroad Earth (Sunday), there was a profound additional component to this year’s WinterWonderGrass Tahoe. The weather. Before turning all sunny on Sunday, Friday and Saturday’s proceedings included periodic showers of snow, graupel (look it up), and a little rain.