San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE) announces PEACE: Photographs by Jim Marshall, an exhibit featuring a selection of legendary photographer Jim Marshall’s unseen peace photographs. The exhibit opens October 20 at SF Art Exchange (458 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102) with a welcome reception from 6:30PM-8:00PM and is open to the public. Please call (415) 441-8840 to RSVP.
Marshall, one of the most celebrated photographers of the twentieth century, has taken some of the most recognized photographs in the history of music. Jim loved street photography, and in between official assignments in the 1960s, he documented the CND peace symbol and peace rallies as a personal project. Jim tabled these images on an index card in his archives scrawled with a peace symbol, where they had remained unseen and unpublished until now.
THA REAL DON P “Whole Bag”
ThaRealDon_P establishes himself as one of the hottest rising hip-hop voices in Chicago with the new mixtape, Gas-Ah-Lean, out now on Dat Piff. 808s and synthed-out beats from CSick provide the backbone for hot bars and auto-tune fueled, bossed out jams. Don brings together the best talent from the city and beyond for this mixtape — CSick on production, with DJ Shon on hosting duties, a feature from two-time Grammy winner Max-A-Million on “Poppin’ Out Rollin”, and a guest appearance from Famous Dex.
TWO-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER JASON MRAZ JOINS THE COMPANY OF WAITRESS
The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress announced today that on Friday November 3, two-time Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz will join the company as Dr. Pomatter for a 10-week run.
Jason Mraz is making his Broadway debut in Waitress. A two-time Grammy Award winner (and six-time nominee), Jason has earned platinum or multi-platinum certifications for his recordings in more than 20 countries, sold 48 million singles, and made pop music history with his record-breaking song “I’m Yours.” Mr. Mraz has performed around the world, selling out venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, and London’s O2 Arena. Jason will celebrate the 15th anniversary of his first album, Waiting For My Rocket To Come, this October. While his career began in coffeehouses in San Diego, he is equally at home in a pie shop on 47th Street.
May Erlewine readies “Mother Lion” due 11/3
One of the Midwest’s most beloved songwriters, May Erlewine’s soulful songwriting was the foundation for Mother Lion and was shepherded to life by producer Tyler Duncan (Ella Riot, Michelle Chamuel) and a close-knit cast of exceptional musicians: Vulfpeck’s Theo Katzman (drums), Joe Dart (bass) and Woody Goss (piano). There are also appearances from notable voices like Antwaun Stanley (Vulfpeck), Lindsay Lou Rilko (Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellies), and other friends and collaborators.
The album, her 10th studio release, is due November 1, 2017.
Kasie Shahbaz (Coyote Run) is a multi-instrumentalist from Southern California who by middle school, obsessed with heavy prog rock, and by adult life spent all her nights roaming the hills listening to folk singers under full moonlight. Her music is some culmination of those experiences. Inspired mainly by religious experience in nature and in relationships, her music wanes between punk angst and psychedelic ecstasy. She currently resides in Los Angeles, Berlin, and New York where she hides from the city and records herself.
THE ACES Announce Fall Tour Dates with JOYWAVE
The Aces are thrilled to announce that they will be joining indie-rockers Joywave on tour this fall. Thanks. Thanks for Coming will kick off on November 11th in Rochester, NY. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 29th at 10AM EST.
Today, rising pop/R&B anomaly Dafina releases the lyric video for “Told Ya” exclusively via MILK. “Told Ya” is a brand new track from her forthcoming full release project. Watch the lyric video here. “Told Ya” is Dafina’s self-assured declaration of independence to any non-believers or modern-day misogynists. In addition to the lyric video, MILK also released an amazing photo series featuring Dafina captured on the streets of NYC.
On November 10th, Brooklyn’s FEVER HIGH will release their long-awaited full length album, FHNY, which expands further on the danceable, retro-tinged sound that The Guardian described as “iridescent and infectious.” Today All Things Go premiered the album’s first single “Spy,” calling it an “inevitable earworm.”
The new tracks are exclusives from the upcoming album The Ordinary Man (out October 27th on Mello Music Group). The new album is the third solo album from producer L’Orange. Known for his early 20th century inspired style and stripped down jazz influence, L’Orange’s solo work is often very personal and intimate and the new album is no different.
Scarlet Pleasure are back with the new single “Good Together”- yet another soul warming post card from the Danish trio, who in 2017 delivered two major Danish hits, wrapped in their own unique sound and strong lyrics about escapism, paranoia, karaoke, and Vespas.
With three back-to-back sold-out headlining shows in Los Angeles this week, a wildly popular North American headlining tour wrapping-up and European dates on the horizon (dates below), BANKS has unveiled an astonishing new track titled “Underdog,” which premiered this morning on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 radio show. Listen to her interview with Zane HERE.
Mammút Share Video & Cover Of Cher’s “Believe”
Directed by Hawk Björgvinsson and featuring the band on karaoke + a pack of huskie dogs, Mammút comment on the video: “Inside a disco taxi in Austin Texas back in 2007, we randomly chose Cher’s Believe on a karaoke machine in the back, and that moment and song got burned in to our musical hearts. When we hear it our eyes fill up with tears or we burst into singing along. Now, 10 years later it has a whole new meaning to us because of the question in the song, do you believe in life after love? It really hits us and we can’t figure out the answer, so we made a cover.”
MATCHBOX TWENTY TEAM UP WITH SWIVEL VR FOR UNIQUE VIRTUAL REALITY CONCERT EXPERIENCE
Matchbox Twenty and SwivelVR bring you the first fan controlled virtual reality experience ever. See Rob, Paul, Kyle and Brian more intimately than ever before – watch, gaze, control and enjoy exclusive content produced for the best 4K VR 360 and/or 2D 360 Matchbox Twenty experience. Fans can join the live event virtually on October 4th from the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO.
Nick Anderson ’24’
Based out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Nick Anderson has a voice that takes you into the deepest parts of yourself. At the age of 17, he was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder that leads to depression. As he sat in his basement lost in the darkness of his own mind, a song came on the radio that made him feel like he wasn’t alone.This moment, along with the tools he discovered to manage his mind, solidified a career in music.
Camerata Mediolanense Debuts “Mi Vuoi“ Music Video
Camerata Mediolanense is an ensemble of Italian musicians who gained recognition in the Neofolk/Neoclassical scenes by blending darkwave and post-punk with the musical spirit of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The group was born in Milan in 1994, founded by harpsichordist / musicologist Elena Previdi. Camerata Mediolanense will release its new album, Le Vergini Folli (“The Foolish Virgins”), on October 27 via Prophecy Productions (Alcest, Amber Asylum).
On October 6, the Nashville-based singer and songwriter Becca Mancari will release her debut album Good Woman via Gold Tooth Records. The album is now available to stream via NPR Music’s First Listen series. NPR Music’s Ann Powers said, “Her voice, sometimes feminine and sometimes echoing beyond easy gender categories, is the voice of a quiet observer coming to realizations that matter. Some of the songs on Good Woman are joyful and jangly, others moody, but they always exude exquisite self-awareness.”
Swedish duo First Aid Kit—sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg—have returned with their fantastic new single “It’s A Shame,” which premiered today as a First Play on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio. Recorded in early 2017 and produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Laura Veirs) in Portland, OR, “It’s A Shame” is a plea to live in the moment, because everyone disposes of each other eventually.
Grammy® Award nominated Country singer/songwriter, Cam today announced her fall headlining Best Coast Tour featuring opening act, Logan Mize. The tour kicks off on November 28th at the iconic Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, CA. The Inn created by Alex Madonna is known for it’s lavish and uniquely designed rooms and the scenic outdoor venue provides the perfect backdrop to kick off the tour and show that the West Coast is the “Best Coast”. Always cognizant of the visual side of her art, audiences will also see an original commissioned LED structure onstage crafted by the Bay Area company, Sheet Metal Alchemist.
PUMAROSA PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR “MY GRUESOME LOVING FRIEND”
A striking highlight from The Witch, “My Gruesome Loving Friend” is an anthem of living fearlessly, having been written in tribute to the real-life gruesome loving friend of Isabel. “She has two children and is very conscious and free,” says Isabel. “The way she lives excites me and other people around her, but I also see how the ethos of diving into life can be very dangerous: you are at the same time very powerful and very vulnerable. It’s so brave. So I watch her and learn.”
The Red Idle Rejects released their debut CD, entitled Where the Lonely Reside, through Colt Records of Nashville in 2015. It reached #178 nationally on the Americana charts, an impressive showing for a debut album from a small label. Tunes from the disc were played on roughly 90 radio stations in the USA and Europe. That CD can be found at:
Indo Dhans premieres Been Dreaming on Earbuddy
Indo Dahns is set to release Dreaming On Another Coast on Oct. 27, 2017
This album was recorded and mixed in my bedroom. It was inspired by a few relationships, living in Brooklyn with no money, and growing up in San Jose playing ska shows at a nickel arcade and a roller rink. After years getting a masters in classical composition, I wanted to create a sound contrary to the dense world of classical music. My sound is most inspired by ska and video game music combined with compositional techniques learned in school. Lyrically the songs are pretty autobiographical.
Fearless Records alternative-rock band MOVEMENTS have announced that their debut album Feel Something will be released on October 20, 2017. Billboard is exclusively streaming “Colorblind”, the first single off the album, which they called “…a cohesive vision of muscular rock energy and melodic songcraft — and plenty of earworm-worthy hooks.”
Lil Yachty drops “Lady In Yellow” video
Lil Yachty has dropped a new video for “Lady In Yellow” from his debut album, Teenage Emotions, directed by frequent collaborator Millicent Hailes. Watch the video below and catch Yachty performing at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on October 20th.
Skrizzly Adams says he wants to “make the Americana of the future.” And, by all accounts, the future is now. The New Jersey-born singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer has made name for himself by seamlessly blending elements of indie rock, pop, and hip hop – a nod to whom Skrizzly considers the Holy Trinity: Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, and Kanye West.
The team of the hit podcast series And The Writer Is… hosted their Season 2 kickoff party last night at the iconic Sound City Studio in Van Nuys before hundreds of songwriters and music industry executives.
The evening was highlighted by the show’s host Ross Golan and co-producer Joe London announcing the lineup of the new season — which launched earlier that day with Golan’s interview with Jack Antonoff, who recently penned hits for Taylor Swift, Lorde, St. Vincent and his own band Bleachers. The duo was then presented gold plaques in commemoration of the podcast’s first season exceeding 500,000 downloads.
The song premiered in an interview piece with GroundSounds where the band shared, “A lot of the record is about trying to better yourself, to stand up for yourself, to embrace who you are. And a lot of the music has hopeful moments, which keeps the songs moving. Then again, there’s also a song about an early 20th-century serial killer. So there’s that.”‘
The Chordaes have premiered “What Do You Want From Me,” exclusively on All Things Go today. The single is the first to be revealed off their forthcoming 6-track EP In Itinere, a follow-up to their debut record Touch the Ground which was positively received last year. All Things Go said of the track: “The New York outfit blends the raw, candid lyricism of early alternative rock with the expertise of classic Americana and doesn’t spill a drop.”
Kid Bloom Streams New Album Via Culture Collide
Kid Bloom streams their latest release via Culture Collide, who say the five-piece “channel sounds and feelings of the disco era with surprising authenticity.” The new album ‘A Long Kiss Goodbye’ is out this Friday, September 29th.
Now, Sam Rochford has announced an ambitious new campaign for the month of October. During “Inktober,” Sam will write a new song and post a new Youtube video, every day.
“I’m going to try to write a song every single day, and make a video every single day, in October,” says Sam. “Some of the videos are going to be the songs, some of the videos are just going to be me talking about songwriting and things I’ve learned. A lot of traditional visual artists do something similar to this and call it ‘Inktober,’ so that’s what I’m calling it too!”
Spanish blackened extreme metal band NOCTEM released their 2016 full-length album, Haeresis, via Prosthetic Records to great buzz. Earlier this year, the band followed up with a separate digital single, “A Cruce Salus”, giving fans a taste of what’s soon to come. Now, the band is thrilled to reveal their brand new music video for the track, via Metal Injection. The video, which features blistering black & white live performance footage, can be viewed here.
New Music Video Release: Asecard “Hold It Down”
ASECARD slides through with a dope visual for his new single ‘Hold It Down’. Showing these new artist what it looks like when a real one is around. Available for purchase on all major digital outlets, Pandora, Tidal, Spotify and all other streaming services.
Y.R. Da Goldmine – “Westbrook”
YR Da GoldMine is known for songs that are a great example of what it means to have balance in a track: great lyrics, massive beat, cool grooves and infectious melodies are all there in equal doses. This skilled artist knows a thing or two about creating dope rhymes, and he’s here to make a difference, one verse at a time. Don’t miss his recent release, “WESTBROOK”, out now on Soundcloud & Spotify.
Tenderhooks set to release their 5th album North Star
Tenderhooks are a banging in your face 6 piece alt rock pop blues everything but the kitchen sink originals band from the sunny south coast of England. A place called Brighton. They craft unbearably catchy, singalong, toe tapping, hand clapping uplifting, joyous tunes. Infectious and memorable all in a tasty current bun!
Since the beginning of 2017 Tenderhooks have been in the studio recording songs for their latest release called North Star. Yolena the first single from the album has already received excellent reviews. They expect 2018 will be a very busy year.
Today, September 29th, 2017, Seattle indie/alternative band G O L D N W O L F is proud to release their first music video for single, “Lone Wolf.” This first single illustrates the essence of the band: Breaking the mold and going against the grain of what mainstream society has determined to be the “norm”. Being your truest self and not holding back, all while living in the moment and being present. Enjoying the journey and allowing the flow of life take you where you need to go.
ICYMI: Butch Parnell Releases Single “Give Me A Reason”
Previously known under the moniker Runaway Dorothy, a homage to his mother (named Dorothy), Parnell released two albums and performed at a variety of shows including festival sets at SXSW and CMJ. After a few years, Parnell began writing and recording new music, deciding it was time to release these tunes under a different moniker and this time paying homage to his father, Butch Parnell. With The Fall set to be released next month, the six-track EP showcases Parnell’s honest, soulful, and emotionally-driven tunes that will appeal to fans of artists like The Lemonheads, Brandi Carlile, or The Lone Bellow.
Doom rock legends THE OBSESSED have shared an acoustic performance of “The Way She Fly” recorded live at the Gibson Guitar Recording Studio in New York City. The song is taken from the band’s legendary self-titled, debut album, set for reissue via Relapse Records and available for preorder below.
STORMZY UNVEILS NEW TRACK “4PM IN LONDON”
Spitting over the beat of Drake’s 2016 track “4pm In Calabasas” (Prod. Vinylz & Frank Dukes, Co Prod. Allen Ritter) the freestyle follows the release of Stormzy’s short film “Gang Signs & Prayer” which was released last week.
Buku’s “Control” (free). “Ready 4” in Madden NFL 18 game
“Control” is yet another track where I’ve dug a little deeper into my modular synthesizer. I actually was doing yard work one day, and the idea for the main drop popped into my head. I ran inside and wrote down a few notes, and it was the first time I’ve ever adhered 100% to the pre-production notes.”