DAVE MATTHEWS BAND PERFORMS TONIGHT ON CBS’S LIVE ONLINE MUSIC SERIES
Dave Matthews Band will perform on CBS Interactive’s limited-run concert web series, LEGENDS ON LETTERMAN, tonight and pay a final visit to LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN tomorrow, May 8.LEGENDS ON LETTERMAN celebrates the musical acts that have performed on LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN throughout the 21 years the show has been on CBS.The webcast featuring Dave Matthews Band will be available live on CBS.com tonight at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT and on-demand on CBS.com, the CBS Apps and select CBS Audience Network partner sites.
SHANIA TWAIN EXTENDS ROCK THIS COUNTRY TOUR
One of the world’s best-selling female artist in history, Shania Twain, will be extending her ROCK THIS COUNTRY tour into the Fall of 2015, due to overwhelming fan demand. This will be her first North American tour in more than 11 years, and the now 67 date run comes hot on the heels of her hit two-year residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Presented by AEG Live, ROCK THIS COUNTRY will give fans one last chance to see Shania perform her extensive catalog of iconic hits in a brand new production. The fall leg kicks off in North America on September 12 in Spokane, WA, stopping in Portland, Columbus, and Albany. Additional Canadian dates include two nights in Calgary, as well as Quebec City, with the final show set for Toronto.
THEORY OF A DEADMAN ANNOUNCE ANGEL ACOUSTIC EP
Roadrunner/604 recording group Theory Of A Deadman have announced the Angel Acoustic EP, a collection of acoustic performances of fan favorite Theory Of A Deadman songs as well as an acoustic cover of Tove Lo’s “Habits (Stay High).” The EP will be available for preorder via iTunes beginning April 21st, with all preorders receiving “Habits (Stay High)” as an instant grat. The Angel Acoustic EP officially arrives at all DSPs on April 28th.
RAY FINKLE “HUMAN GARBAGE”
Since their inception in 2010 Ray Finkle has shared the stage with a number of prominent Perth bands and nationals acts including The Delta Riggs, who toured nationally last month.
Ray Finkle vocalist Jamie Taylor says the band’s debut single Human Garbage is a solid introduction to the sound of Ray Finkle. The song’s raw, energetic and effortless undertones showcase their unorthodox song writing approaches and freedom to express whatever the band desires. Taylor says Human Garbage is a song he wrote in his bedroom after a difficult period of his life.
COLISEUM NEW ALBUM SINGLE “COURSE CORRECTION”
Midwestern post-punk firebrands Coliseum have announced a headlining tour in support of their forthcoming album Anxiety’s Kiss (dropping on May 5th via the venerable Deathwish Inc. imprint). In conjunction with the tour announce the trio have shared a third single from the album, the bracing “Course Correction,” which bristles with an intensity that recalls the band’s hardcore roots. The song is indicative of their renown for impassioned and intense live shows; featuring whip tight, dynamic performances by guitarist/vocalist Ryan Patterson and the lockstep rhythm section of bassist Kayhan Vaziri and drummer Carter Wilson.
LUPE FUENTES “HOLLA IF YA HEAR ME”
House Music Producer and DJ Lupe Fuentes continues to flex her production muscles and impress with her newest In The Loop release, “Holla If Ya Hear Me”. Originally premiered at Beats Drop Cancer in San Francisco, this newest addition to her rapidly growing and highly impressive catalog is a balanced deep/tech house perfect for festivals and clubs.
INSTITUTE DOWNLOAD THE FIRST TRACK “PERPETUAL EBB”
Catharsis is the new album from Austin punks Institute.
You can download the opening track “Perpetual Ebb” from the album here.
Politically speaking, not much has changed about the way Institute exists as a band since signing to Sacred Bones. Having members in Glue, Wiccans, and Back to Back, all fellow stalwarts of the Texas punk scene, helps streamline the approach for them, as all of their bands operate from the same basic ethos. In fact, singer Moses Brown has said they’re only comfortable being on Sacred Bones because he considers the label “a punk label on steroids.” (A note from the label—“Drugs, yes. Steroids, usually no.”)
MUTUAL LIVE “STAY”
As the current market of popular music continues to be dominated by Country, Rap and Pop Artists, Mutual Live has made it a goal for themselves to bring Modern Rock back to the forefront of mainstream music with a unique “county infused” twist. Although they are avid fans of grunge and post grunge music, they believe that rock has remained in the dark ages for quite sometime and is overdue for a change. With the philosophy that rock will once again become “Sexy” they have crafted both an image and a sound that is comparable to the attitude and energy of bands like Guns N Roses and Led Zeppelin.
NEW VIDEO BY TEEN MEN
The members of Teen Men didn’t start working together with the conscious goal of “making a band.” Longtime friends, Nick, Joe and Albert decided to collaborate on a quick and spontaneous one-off project involving music and video. The idea was an attempt to reawaken and become inspired after completing especially intense projects in their respective fields (a Spinto Band recording for Nick and Joe and a feature film entitled The Beast Pageant for Albert). After viewing what they created they decided to make more and invited friends to come participate. Catharine started showing up at sessions and then was assimilated into the project. After a few months, the four realized they’d created a body of work and that’s when the project was christened “Teen Men”. The term, taken from an advertisement in a 1960s Playboy, is a state of mind which anyone can imbibe in. To be a Teen Man involves taking risks, irrational self-confidence, and the search for new experiences.
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE — LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST OCTOBER 4 th & 5th 1968
Epic/Legacy is excited to announce the debut release of SLY & THE FAMILY STONE—LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST OCTOBER 4 th & 5th 1968, a four-disc set of previously unreleased live shows recorded during the band’s rise at New York City’s legendary venue. The set is scheduled to be released on Friday, July 17 and is available now for pre-order.
Sly & The Family Stone’s reputation as one of the most influential bands of the 1960s has rarely been in denial. The group effortlessly combined upbeat, funky melodies with socially conscious lyrics, which would paint a vivid picture of the sociopolitical landscape of the ‘60s while also creating a road map for pop music in the decades to come. This four-disc anthology presents a lesser-known side of the band: not the dominant soul-funk-pop juggernaut of the late 1960s, but an up-and-coming ensemble whose onstage energy could not be contained.
MARITIME RELEASE NEW SINGLE “MILWAUKEE”
Maritime wear their hometown pride on their sleeve today as they celebrate Milwaukee Day (Today, April 14th) with the release of their new single in honor of the city they love. Fans of the band and the city can stream “Milwaukee” on SoundCloud, and take in the Bob Purvis directed music video for the song on YouTube.
ERIK HASSLE PREMIERES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “NO WORDS”
Today, Erik Hassle premiered the official video for “No Words” on Time.com. Describing the video and the single as having “the makings of a summer smash.”
AU.RA “TALK SHOW”
Sydney’s Au.Ra, a duo composed of Tim Jenkins and Tom Crandles, released their debut album Jane’s Lament on Los Angeles label, felte. Jane’s Lament, a work which carefully envelops the listener in dreamy hues of sound and is available now on CD, LP and digitally in felte’s webstore. They released a live video of the song “Talk Show” filmed at Sydney’s Wonderland Studios.
DEAR JERRY: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF JERRY GARCIA
Grace Potter, Peter Frampton and Allen Toussaint are the latest performers announced as part of the prestigious lineup of artists taking part in DEAR JERRY: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF JERRY GARCIA, a once-in-a-lifetime concert event taping honoring one of the most influential musicians of our time. The concert will take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Washington, DC, on May 14. These superstar artists will join the extraordinary lineup featuring: Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy & the Kids, Bob Weir, Bruce Hornsby, Buddy Miller, David Grisman, Eric Church, Greensky Bluegrass, Jimmy Cliff, Jorma Kaukonen, Los Lobos, Moe., O.A.R., Railroad Earth, The Disco Biscuits, Trampled By Turtles, Widespread Panic, Yonder Mountain String Band and Communion featuring Phil Lesh, Stu Allen, Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Alex Koford, and Jason Crosby.
The Merriweather Post Pavilion parking lot will open at 4pm. Doors will open at 5:30pm and the show will begin promptly at 7pm.
STRAIGHT NO CHASER UNVEIL “THE NEW OLD FASHIONED” ALBUM AND TOUR
Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser has announced the release of their much-anticipated new album as well as details of a major North American tour. “THE NEW OLD FASHIONED” – the world famous a cappella group’s fifth full-length release – arrives this October.
“THE NEW OLD FASHIONED” will be available for pre-order exclusively to fans that purchase tickets to “The New Old Fashioned Tour” from Monday, May 11th though Thursday, May 14th; an official iTunes Store pre-sale is scheduled for later this summer. Fans ordering now will receive two album highlights as instant grat downloads, including the medley “Beggin’/Counting Stars” (Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and One Republic) and a stellar take on Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love.”
JOBS STREAMS NEW TRACK “PATIENT ANGEL”
Since forming in 2008, JOBS has quickly established itself as one of the most exciting new forces within the thriving experimental music scene in Brooklyn. Comprised of drummer Max Jaffe, bassist Rob Lundberg, and guitarist Dave Scanlon, the group (formerly known as Killer Bob) has set itself apart with its charged performances – dripping with intensity and wild spontaneity.
LOS RAKAS “DALE”
Los Rakas just released a dynamic new single that comes just days after their Coachella debut performance. “Dale” is available on Spotify and iTunes, and will be moving fans this Friday for their return to Coachella for weekend 2! Listen to the premiere on Earmilk at the link below:
THE BLIND SHAKE ALBUM STREAM
Slovenly Recordings is hyped as hell to announce their inevitable teaming with Minneapolis, MN bald-headed freaks, THE BLIND SHAKE. This intense trio led by The Brothers Blaha (Jim and Mike, plus drummer/brother from another, Dave Roper) has been plowing through massive waves of reverberation since 2003, releasing a heap of deep records along the way, including a few collaborations with legendary space-punk, MICHAEL YONKERS.
NATHAN LANE RECEIVES EUGENE O’NEILL THEATER CENTER 15TH ANNUAL MONTE CRISTO AWARD
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center celebrated the 15th annual Monte Cristo Award ceremony with a presentation of the honor to theater, film, and television actor Nathan Lane last night at the Edison Ballroom. The Monte Cristo Award is presented annually in recognition of the honoree’s outstanding achievements and contributions to the American theater.
“I realize I must be getting older because in the last few years, I have received a couple of Lifetime Achievement Awards. I guess this is what happens when you’ve been acting on stage this many years. But it is a little disconcerting. It’s not because I’m don’t appreciate the gesture, but as Hilary Clinton might say, ‘I’m not quite done yet.’”
NEW ALBUM BY THE OAK RIDGE BOYS
Country music legends and American music icons The Oak Ridge Boys have just recorded an all-new gospel recording, which will be available everywhere on May 26th. Rock of Ages, Hymns and Gospel Favorites (Gaither Music Group), a 15-song project produced by Ben Isaacs (Gaither Vocal Band, The Isaacs) and group member Duane Allen, showcases the group’s award-winning, four-part harmonies and celebrates their musical roots.
“All of The Oak Ridge Boys are men of faith,” Allen says. “We were raised in four different states, but we were all brought up in homes where our parents taught us about Jesus and believing in God. All of the Oaks grew up singing in church. These songs are some of the first we learned to sing. Their messages of hope, love, assurance, faith, heaven and, basically, how to live formed the foundation of each of us.
SONNY ALVEN REMIXES ALESSO
Norwegian producer Sonny Alven closes out the series of official remixes for Alesso’s “Cool” with his dreamy funk-filled dancefloor rendition. “Cool” ft. Roy English is the latest hit track from Alesso’s upcoming debut album FOREVER out May 26 via Def Jam Recordings. The remix will be available for purchase on May 12 via iTunes.
JOHNNY WORE BLACK “FIREFLY”
Last November, dark rock project JOHNNY WORE BLACK released a new album, Walking Underwater Pt. 2, which features several tracks co-written and co-performed by Dave Ellefson (Megadeth). Today marks the release of the group’s new music video for the track “Firefly” from the album. Available for viewing now exclusively via Loudwire.com:
EELKE KLEIJN “CELEBRATE”
As Winter comes to an end and ushers in a sense of rebirth and renewal, Dutch producer Eelke Kleijn has composed the perfect track to “Celebrate Life.” The euphoric song masterfully blends together a steady bass beat with a striking melody to produce a haunting tune that’s a perfect summer song and the kickoff of festival season. Already named one of Pete Tong’s Essential New Tunes and one of the big tunes of Miami 2015, “Celebrate Life” is out now on Spinnin Deep.
UK METAL BAND WHILE SHE SLEEPS ALBUM STREAM
Razor & Tie announces the addition of the UK metal / rock band While She Sleeps to its North American label roster. The band’s new album, Brainwashed, will be released digitally on April 21st in North America. Listen to the full album now exclusively at Alternative Press.
BENZEL RELEASE “STUCK ON YOU” FEATURING TORY LANEZ
Production duo BenZel is releasing “Stuck On You” featuring Tory Lanez today via Soundcloud. Stream and download the track here. Beginning this week, BenZel will release a track via Soundcloud weekly.
DAVID HASSELHOFF TALKS KUNG FURY
In mid-April, the highly anticipated 80’s action-inspired film Kung Fury released its new single “True Survivor.” VEVO sat down with global superstar, 80’s icon, and star of “True Survivor,” David Hasselhoff to break down the viral video – watch the behind the scenes HERE.
As one of the biggest Kickstarter projects of all time, the crowd-funding sensation just became even hotter by locking down what can only be described as the ultimate feature:
“The 80s was about fun, action, and heroes,” says David Hasselhoff. “Kung Fury has it all! I’m honored to be involved with [director] David Sandberg, an up-and-coming force of nature in the animation digital entertainment world. The song is perfect for me as I really am, in real life, a True Survivor.”