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Joe Bonamassa announces 10 new acts for 2nd annual Mediterranean cruise

Following six sold-out Caribbean cruises and a sold-out inaugural Mediterranean sailing – Joe Bonamassa, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, and Sixthman announce the second annual Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean II, sailing August 14-19, 2020 on the beautiful Norwegian Jade from Barcelona, Spain to Genoa, Italy and Cannes, France.

Lance Ferguson releases new music as cinematic electronic project Machines Always Win

Released today, ‘Runner’ is the first single and video from the forthcoming album of the same name by Lance Ferguson as Machines Always Win, and it arrives with a sound that may be unexpected for some from the leader and guitarist of world-renowned Melbourne Funk & Soul outfit, The Bamboos.

New Music This Week – Jimmy Eat World, Marvin Gaye, Mark Lanegan, and More

New Releases for October 18, 2019 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.

Haters – the newest punk rock band in Brisbane releases debut single ‘Feel Better’

Introducing Haters – the brand new punk rock band from Brisbane, Australia, comprising of local troublemaker Jai Sparks (guitar/vocals) and Jimmy Priest (drums) who, today are proud to release their blistering debut single ‘Feel Better’.

Hootie & the Blowfish Return to Radio With “Hold On,” Available Now

After thrilling nearly three-quarters of a million fans on this summer’s critically-acclaimed Group Therapy Tour, Hootie & the Blowfish are keeping the celebration going with the release of “Hold On,” the first single off forthcoming album Imperfect Circle.

HARM’S WAY To Kick Off US Tour With Ghostemane Next Week

10/20/2019 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
w/ Ghostemane, 3Teeth, Parv0, Horus The Astroneer:
10/22/2019 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
10/23/2019 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
10/25/2019 Daze Of The Dead – Portland, OR
10/26/2019 Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
10/27/2019 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
10/29/2019 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/30/2019 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
10/31/2019 The Grenada – Lawrence, KS
11/01/2019 Varsity Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
11/02/2019 Bouborn Theatre – Lincoln, NE
12/13/2019 Tid The Season @ Buffalo River Works – Buffalo, NY


Off her upcoming body of work, New Zealand electro-pop songstress IRIS unveils her newest single entitled “Frozen Hearts” today. On “Frozen Hearts”, IRIS touches on overcoming hardships and growing from the dark points in life. Starting off with a soothing piano intro, IRIS’ hypnotic vocals introduce her signature electronic sound with the powerful statement, “I know we’ve got some frozen hearts, some broken bottles, glass shards.”


Louisville, KY rapper, Markie, has released a new song, “In My Flesh” ft. Lil Durk, out now on Interscope Records. A video for the song, featuring both Markie and Lil Durk, will follow next week. “In My Flesh” will feature on Markie’s debut EP, ‘Right My Wrongs,’ out this fall on Interscope Records.

New Music From Gryffin “Body Back feat. Maia Wright” Out Now On Darkroom/Geffen Records


West Coast rapper/alt-pop artist Wes Period returns today with a new song “Beautifully Broken”, along with an accompanying video shot by Logan Meis (Trippie Red, NLE Choppa, Lil Tecca). “Beautifully Broken” is the second release this year from the Orange County-born and bred artist-songwriter-producer, following “My Benz” which was released in September and whose video has nearly 200,000 views.


Rapper Kash Doll releases her highly-anticipated debut album Stacked today via Republic Records. The album features pre-released tracks “Ice Me Out,” “Kitten” feat. Lil Wayne, “Mobb’n” and her current celebratory single “Ready Set” feat. Big Sean, which has over 19 million streams worldwide. The album has tracks for any vibe and mood including songs that are packed with bars to tracks that are raw, motivating and playful.


Willie Jones is a unique proposition. Seamlessly mixing the sound of contemporary country with the aesthetic and energy of hip-hop, the 24-year-old artist possesses huge crossover potential. His style fits in effortless across the genres: he’s played with Shawn Mendes but also with Willie Nelson and the Eli Young Band. It was a statement he first made with his debut single ‘Runs in Our Blood’, which received a joint premiere through country website The Boot and WorldStar Hip Hop.

TRAGIC DEATH: Toilet Ov Hell Streams “Gloaming” From Apocalyptic Metal Unit As Born Of Dying Embers EP Near Release

“The band give a musical fist-bump to War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death with their new track ‘Gloaming.’ The song acts as a harbinger, not just for what is to come on the band’s new EP Born Of Dying Embers, but of a world that is rapidly descending into chaos… ‘Gloaming’ gallops with a dark and sinister purpose, separating the wheat from the chaff. If this song is any indication, we, the listeners, are most certainly the chaff.” — Toilet Ov Hell

Premiere: Tragic Death – Gloaming

Juliette Goglia Releases New Single “Time” With Audiofemme

Rising indie pop artist, Juliette Goglia, has released her third single off her upcoming EP, “Time”. The emotive track tells the tale of the highest highs and the lowest lows that concur with time passing by, desperately seeking for a stable middle ground to meet happiness.

Juliette Goglia continues to reveal a vulnerable side of her musical prowess in her new single, “Time”. The easy going melody, reminiscent of the alternative sound of the 70’s, carries the raw lyrics that can speak to people of all ages. Juliette speaks to the difficult journey of growing older and tribulations that come with it.

PREMIERE: Juliette Goglia Gets Honest About Growing Older on “Time”


Hey Violet release a new single — “Clean” — today on Capitol Records and available for streaming and purchase from all digital partners. In addition, a band-directed official lyric video for the song debuts today at Billboard.com.

CONFESSIONS OF A TRAITOR Show Their Aim Is True With ‘Guided’

The 12-tracks of Guided, from UK melodic metal/hardcore group Confessions Of A Traitor, are a musical exploration and a refinement of the band’s journey so far, filled with the energy of their live performance, raw heaviness, and the soaring melodic sing-along hooks that the band has gained notoriety for. Lyrically, it is an expression of the positive elements of our dark psyche and the trials that we all eventually have to endure.

Mechanical God Creation Premiere New Music Video For “I Am The Godless Man”

Mechanical God Creation release new music video for “I Am The Godless Man”, taken from their latest album “The New Chapter”, which was released in March 2019.

Check out now “I Am The Godless Man” below:

True Moon feat. Christine Owman – Sisters in Arms (with Music Video)

Today, Swedish post-punkers True Moon releases their single “Sisters in Arms”. Featuring guest vocals by Christine Owman and released together with a music video, the song is taken from their upcoming album “II”, set for release November 1st through Lövely Records.

Jennah Barry (Andy Shauf, Colin Nealis, Forward Music) | Shares New Single ‘The Real Moon’

Hailing from Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, songwriter, Jennah Barry is today sharing her dazzling new single, ‘The Real Moon’ – listen here. The new track, that looks to highlight Barry’s penchant for scintillating melody and attentive way with lyricism, is set for release via Forward Music Group marking Barry’s first foray of 2019. Further new music is planned for release in the near future.


Quality Control’s R&B princess, Layton Greene, just dropped a new video for “Open Wounds” from her recent EP Tell Ya Story. In “Open Wounds” Layton finds her balance, telling a classic R&B breakup story while keeping the sound her listeners have come to love. The video follows Layton as she confronts a cheating boyfriend. Caught red-handed, arguments ensue and Layton makes the difficult choice to move on.