“WE LIKE DRUGS”
Comical yet sinister, Banimal stalks the stage adorned with the cast off toys of childhood. A stark industrial backbeat sets the tone for his strange, sardonic lyricism and monophonic melodies. Raw, minimal and direct, Banimal shares an analog kinship with synth-pop pioneers Devo while paralleling the paranoid themes of Talking Heads and crass caricatures of Weird Al. However the comparisons must end there, to be fair, because Mothersbaugh, Byrne and Yankovic are only human after all. Banimal is another animal altogether.
LEX ONE “THEY KNOW” f. LUCIAN WHITE
Miami-based rapper/producer Lex One presents “They Know”, his new single featuring Lucian White. Produced by Chevere, “They Know” was chosen to be on rotation on Shade45 after the callers unanimously voted it in, and Lex was interviewed by Sway on-air.
METALLICA TO HEADLINE INAUGURAL ROCK CONCERT AT MINNEAPOLIS’ US BANK STADIUM
Metallica today announced that they will be headlining the first rock concert at Minneapolis’ US Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings, on Saturday, August 20th as part of the opening weekend festivities. Tickets for this one-of-a-kind concert will go on sale this Friday, March 25th at 10:00AM Local Time. Avenged Sevenfold will provide direct support, marking one of only a few shows the hard rock band will play in the United States this year. Volbeat will open the show with their unique blend of rock, metal and rockabilly.
BOBBY BRACKINS NEW SINGLE
Bobby Brackins is best known for co-writing radio anthems like Ray J’s “I Hit It First,” Chris Brown’s “Loyal” and his own “My Jam,” but the Grammy-nominated rapper/songwriter boasts more skills in his arsenal. On “Indigo,” The Red Wine-produced, FADER-premiered second single from his upcoming EP …To Live For, Bobby Brackins explores the spaces between the languid bass notes, fingersnaps and rolling hi-hats, smoothly harmonizing with himself for a sweet, boastful hook. “Indigo” follows the January release of “Faithful,” a party anthem featuring Ty Dolla $ign and premiered by Interview Magazine. Brackins’ …To Live For is the first EP of a trilogy, preceding …To Kill For, and …To Die For, and will feature a powerhouse roster of guest artists, including Ty Dolla $ign, Zendaya, Eric Bellinger, Austin Mahone, Jeremih, G-Eazy, Marc E. Bassy, Wash, and his budding artist, Mina.
JIM CAMACHO NEW SINGLE
Inspired by the beautiful mountain scenery of Giant’s Castle and his interaction with friendly locals while in South Africa recently, Camacho wrote and begin recording the track in Africa, and subsequent recording was done in Miami at Jim’s home studio and in Los Angeles at Fernando Perdomo’s (Jakob Dylan / Emitt Rhodes) Reseda Ranch Studios and at Jason Hann’s (String Cheese Incident / EOTO) Bopland Studio. It is Jim’s third single in just over a year and represents new musical territory for Jim: world music. African drums and percussion are a prominent part of the song’s rhythm track.
BEBE REHXA PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “NO BROKEN HEARTS” FEATURING NICKI MINAJ
Singer/Songwriter Bebe Rehxa premiered her newest single “No Broken Hearts” featuring Nicki Minaj today. The song debuted live on-air with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.
THE ART OF KNIFE MERCILESS MUSIC VIDEO “YOU AGAINST YOU”
In Slayer’s song “You Against You,” vocalist Tom Araya screams “Your perfect world is ending this day, So what? I wouldn’t have it any other way.” And so, from the very first frame of the band’s “You Against You” music video, the gore, the violence, the projectile-blood-spewing and the carnage begins and just never ends. Check out Rolling Stone’s premiere of the video here:
INNERWISH “MODERN BABYLON” MUSIC VIDEO
The Greek melodic metallers INNERWISH just released a music video for the track “Modern Babylon” from their upcoming self-titled album. The album will be available on CD, 2LP, Tape and digital and will be released on March 18th through Ulterium Records in Europe and North America. Bickee Music will issue the album in Japan on March 30th.
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW DUST LOVERS NEW VIDEO
France’s galvanizing heavy rock’n’roll foursome THE TEXAS CHAINSAW DUST LOVERS are unveiling today the video for their haunting new song “Summer Spleen”. TTCDL’s audacious debut “Me And The Devil” will see the day this March 28th on Besta Records.
With their debut album, the Paris-based outfit delivers a bold and exhilirating rock’n’roll statement. Going through the heavy rock spectrum with swagger, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW DUST LOVERS blend a catchy and groove-laden songwriting with an irresistible Wild West gunslinger je-ne-sais-quoi that makes the listener crave a horse ride under a warm desert sunset.
SOLOMON GREY “SWEET 84”
Check out Solomon Grey’s cinematic and nostalgic music video for “Sweet 84,” the first single from their upcoming debut self-titled album out March 18.
WHISKERMAN NEW TRACK
Oakland California’s alt-folk-rock group Whiskerman are now serving up their brand new single Waking Up in Providence. The release of Whiskerman’s new single comes ahead of the group’s new forthcoming release Champions which is due out May 20th (via Royal Oakie). Whiskerman teamed up with veteran music publication The Big Takeover to present their brand new single Waking Up in Providence.
LAURA MVULA LATEST SINGLE ‘OVERCOME’
Since catapulting into the limelight with her critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Sing To The Moon’ and touring the world, Laura Mvula is back and has announced her UK headline 2016 tour, kick-ing off in Leeds on 14th May 2016.
Laura’s latest single ‘Overcome’, featuring the legendary Nile Rodgers is taken from the new album ‘The Dreaming Room’ set for release on the 17th June through RCA Victor (Sony).
PROMOWEST PRODUCTIONS IN OHIO
PromoWest Productions, a top-ranked independent concert promoter by Pollstar Magazine, announced today its full three-day lineup for the inaugural PromoWest Fest set to take place July 15-17, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio’s Arena District.
The 2016 lineup features national, regional and local acts including Walk the Moon, Modest Mouse, Snoop Dogg, Brand New, Ryan Adams, LL Cool J, Tears for Fears, Mac Miller, The Decemberists, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Fitz and the Tantrums, Milky Chance, All Time Low, Garbage, Lindsey Stirling, X Ambassadors, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Moon Taxi, Atlas Genius, The Wombats, Black Lips, Alunageorge, RJD2, The Dear Hunter, Red Wanting Blue, Black Pistol Fire, Grizfolk, Holy White Hounds, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Banners, Mimicking Birds, Pup, Coast Modern, Finish Ticket, Copywrite, Nick D’ and The Believers, Forest & the Evergreens, Lonesome as Gold, and more.
DAN DOMINO RADIO SHOW MARCH 2016
We’ve got the latest episode of Dan Domino’s growing mixshow series ‘House Domination’, which is now available on Mixcloud. This March mix of ‘House Domination’ displays some of the finest House, Future House, Bass House and Progressive tracks, filled with energy from start to finish.
MONTGOMERY GENTRY BENEFIT SHOW FOR HOMELESS
Layman Lessons, one of the top-rated non-profit organizations, is hosting a local benefit concert, Hits For The Homeless, featuring CMA Award-Winning country duo Montgomery Gentry. All proceeds will go directly to Layman Lessons which supplies bottled water canteens, survival rescue blankets and an endless amount of food for the local homeless.
Scheduled for Monday, May 9th from 5pm-7pm at The Factory at Franklin/Jamison Hall, this event will include dinner, a silent auction table and an intimate acoustic performance by Grand Ole Opry members Montgomery Gentry. Etix is handling all ticket sales by phone at 1-800-514-3849 or online at www.plamedia.com/tickets. Tickets are $60/person or $100/couple, with all proceeds benefitting Layman Lessons.
MAIZE DROPS NEW REMIX FOR KAYNE WEST’S ‘I LOVE KANYE’
Kanye West’s a cappella track off his latest album ‘The Life Of Pablo’ has received a completely new hard hitting re-work from Los Angeles based, British/Australian bred dance duo MAIZE. Already making waves with their remixes on Billboard, Neon Gold, Idolator and Hilly Dilly to name a few; this is the final remix to be release before their debut single comes out this spring.
DJ SNAKE PREMIERES VIDEO FOR CURRENT SINGLE “MIDDLE”
Grammy-nominated French DJ and producer DJ Snake premieres the official video for his current single “Middle” today on Vevo. Watch HERE. Shot in San Pedro, CA, the clip was directed by Colin Tilley, who has also shot videos for Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, and Nicki Minaj among many others. It stars Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) and Kiersey Clemons (Dope, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising).
ZAYN NEW TRACK “BeFoUr”
ZAYN has released new track “BeFoUr” from his highly anticipated debut album MIND OF MINE on RCA Records. The track, produced by Malay, was previewed in the behind-the-scenes video for ZAYN’s FADER magazine cover last November, and can now be heard for the first time in its entirety. “BeFoUr” is instantly available to fans who pre-order MIND OF MINE in advance of its March 25th release (along with previously released tracks “LIKE I WOULD,” “iT’s YoU” and “PiLlOwT4lK”). MIND OF MINE is available in standard and deluxe editions, as well as a deluxe exclusive version available only at Target.
JERAD FINCK OPENS FOR PARACHUTE’S ‘WIDE AWAKE TOUR 2016’
Singer-songwriter Jerad Finck officially joins pop rock band Parachute on their ‘Wide Awake Tour 2016.’ Finck will be the opening act for the group starting March 30th at NYC’s Irving Plaza until the end of April.
Born in Spokane, WA, Jerad Finck had his breakthrough in 2011 with his debut single “Goodbye” becoming the most added record in the country on the Commercial ACQB charts. His sophomore single “Runaway” became the #1 independent track in the U.S.and charted as a top 40 single. After the release of his self-titled debut album, produced by John Seymour (Alice In Chains, Dave Matthews Band, Santana), Finck’s 2012 release of “Beautiful” surpassed 1 million views alone on YouTube. Since the launch of his career, Jerad has completed seven national tours and played with the likes of Daughtry, Sister Hazel, Ingrid Michaelson, Tony Lucca and many more. Additionally, he has performed on morning television shows for NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX. Major film and television show networks such as HBO, ESPN, Discovery, CBS and NBC have also featured songs from his discography.
UNIVERSAL THEORY “SOMEWHERE ELSE” LYRIC VIDEO RELEASED
Madrid’s UNIVERSAL THEORY just released a lyric video for the track “Somewhere Else” from their latest album “The Most Attractive Force”.
On this release UNIVERSAL THEORY offers up brighter and louder guitars, combining a heavier and more intense sound, with a deeper and more melodic atmosphere for fans of Tiamat, Lucyfire, Type O Negative and the Gathering.
MOUNTAINS OF MUSIC 2016
Last year, 64 communities in Southwest Virginia participated in The Crooked Road’s first-ever Mountains of Music Homecoming with over 30 Crooked Road concerts and hundreds of cultural experiences enjoyed by visitors from across the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and Australia. The second annual Homecoming will take place this June 10-18, 2016, with another stellar set of regional concerts highlighting the area’s rich traditional music. Performers include the region’s many artists who keep alive the musical traditions that The Crooked Road is known for worldwide and many well-known groups like Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys, Lonesome River Band, and the Seldom Scene.
“This is an opportunity for visitors to The Crooked Road to connect with Southwest Virginia’s unique culture in a very personal and memorable way,” said Crooked Road executive director Jack Hinshelwood. “The Homecoming is about a sense of discovery, whether it’s discovering what’s around the next bend of The Crooked Road, or discovering a local fiddler you’ve never heard of before that can ‘fiddle all the bugs off a sweet-potato vine’. We really want visitors to feel they have become a part of this special place and want to return as often as possible. And no matter when they come during the Homecoming, the music will be here waiting for them at nine major venues and over 60 affiliated venues and local festivals.”
BOEHM NEW SINGLE
In a rare feat, Romanian producer Boehm manages to spin emotional nostalgia into sonic ecstasy with the booming mid-tempo number “Swallow My Pride.” The musical savant juxtaposes songstress Molly Moore’s airy vocals against weighty lyrics, lacing them through a tropical-tinged melody of vibrating crescendos.
DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS TO RELEASE NICOLLET AND TENTH ON MARCH 25th
Minneapolis, MN – Over the past several years, Davina And The Vagabonds, have been building an audience around the globe. Their shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Singer/pianist Davina Sowers’ presence is indelible, while her voice defies simple categorization. Evoking comparisons as diverse as Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, she is simply a true original, presenting a personal vision that celebrates a century of American music.
With a full tour schedule already underway, Davina And The Vagabonds will release a brand new live album: Nicollet And Tenth on March 25th.
COUNTRY SINGER/SONGWRITER KELLY LANG RELEASES ‘THROWBACK’
Recording artist and acclaimed songwriter, Kelly Lang, will take the stage at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7PM to perform songs from her brand new album Throwback. The show will spotlight songs from the star-studded project, which includes guest appearances by entertainment icon Olivia Newton-John, “God Bless the U.S.A.” singer Lee Greenwood and former band leader on “Late Show with David Letterman,” Paul Shaffer. Tickets for the show are just $15 and are available in advance at www.3rdandlindsley.com and at the door. The Springer Mountain Farms Chicken sponsored show will take fans on a roller coaster ride with a very special surprise.
“In recording these, it was strictly out of honor for the artists who recorded it before. I’m trying to pass along my appreciation for these artists to future generations,” says Lang. “I heard a very interesting quote, which pretty much sums it up: ‘singing an old song is like visiting an old friend.’”
MANTAR NEW SINGLE
As the release of Ode To The Flame, the punishing new full-length from Northern Germany-based infernal metal twosome, MANTAR, slithers ever closer to release, today Noisey offers up the nihilistic sounds of “Schwanenstein” for communal feasting.
“The elemental fury of their multi-genre sound crunches black metal, doom, punk, and rock ‘n’ roll into a heavy, compact sonic gut punch,” notes Noisey of the record’s overall, Motörheadian brilliance. “The album is brutally straightforward, rife with ruthlessly catchy riffs and lyrics focused not on Satan or savagery, but on pure chaos, centering on the idea of fire as a guiding theme.”
BAAUER X MIA
Premiered today on Beats 1 by Zane Lowe as the World Record, “Temple” is the newest single after the rap paean “Kung Fu” with Pusha T & Future, the grime of “Day Ones” with Novelist & Leikeli47 and the festival smash, “GoGo!”
HOLY WHITE HOUNDS ANNOUNCE TOUR WITH THE CULT
Des Moines alternative rockers Holy White Hounds are confirmed as direct support to alternative rock superstars The Cult starting March 19th through April 16th. Following The Cult tour, the band will play a few headlining dates leading up to their album release date on May 6th. In addition, the band can be seen on Bunbury, PromoWest Fest and Point Fest this summer.
BRAD COLE PREMIERES “HEY SUSANNE” WITH ELMORE MAGAZINE
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Brad Cole has premiered “Hey Susanne” exclusively with Elmore Magazine. The sublime and slinky bossanova number showcases a new side of Cole’s musicality and is featured on his upcoming fourth LP Lay It Down out April 15.
JACOB WHITESIDES ANNOUNCES “THE LOVESICK TOUR”
18 year old acclaimed pop singer/songwriter, Jacob Whitesides – whose independent approach has captured the attention of critics and industry tastemakers as well as millions of fans spanning the globe – has announced “The Lovesick Tour.” The North American headlining trek will hit twenty-four cities beginning May 18th and coming to an end on July 16th, with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Nashville. Tickets go on sale March 25th and can be purchased at www.jacobwhitesides.com. The first 50 fans in each city to purchase general tickets will also receive a free meet and greet with Jacob. Jacob will also be performing at Nickelodeon’s #Buzztracks concert in Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood & Highland Mall on March 19th.
99 PERCENT PREMIERE OFFICAL VIDEO FOR VIRAL SINGLE
Bay area rap duo 99 Percent have premiered the official video for “Does Ya Mama Know (Dance Like That) #HEYNOW,” their viral single that has already raked in over 1.7m YouTube plays and taken over the social media scene. Barely in their twenties, Camoflage and JayB have been recording well over 7 years and have no intention on stopping. Their party records “Yike In It” and “Shabooyah” saw massive online success, helping the guys boast over 32 million total YouTube channel views.
FLOGGING MOLLY LYRIC VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY
On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, Flogging Molly have unveiled the lyric video for their new single “The Hand of John L. Sullivan”, the band’s first new song in six years! Watch the video here:
TORONTO R&B SINGER J-SOUL RELEASES FIRST SINGLE ON CASH MONEY RECORDS
Today, Cash Money Records and the newly signed Toronto R&B singer and songwriter J-Soul releases the cinematic video for his debut single, “Toronto Plaza Motel.” Watch the video.
PHILLIP PHILLPS & MATT NATHANSON TO EMBARK ON NATIONAL CO-HEADLINE TOUR
Phillip Phillips and Matt Nathanson announced today that they are teaming up for a 40+ city U.S. co-headline tour. Kicking off on June 17 at San Diego County Fair– the singers will visit major markets including Las Vegas, Cincinnati, and New York, before concluding the tour at the Wisconsin State Fair on Aug. 13. Indie-pop band A Great Big World and singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson will perform as special guests on select dates.
Pre-sale tickets will be available Tuesday, Mar. 22 starting at 12pm ET, ending Mar. 25 at 10pm local time. General tickets will be available beginning Friday, Mar. 25 (check local listings). American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Wednesday, Mar. 23rd at 10am local time through Friday, June 25th at 10pm local time.
“BEEN ABOUT IT” VIDEO
Recently, Young Lyxx (@younglyxx) released the video for his latest single “Been About It.” The record is featured on his upcoming project, G$LMPD$TRCT, which is scheduled to drop next month.