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Original songwriter/lead vocalist of Enuff Z’Nuff, Donnie Vie, released his latest solo album, ‘Beautiful Things,’ on June 7th via Deko Music on CD/LP/Digital, with the first single “I Could Save The World” out on May 24th. The album also features special guests Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big), Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (Jellyfish) and Mike LePond (Symphony X).

Deborah Allen Spreads Holiday Cheer By Donating 90 Ukuleles To Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Country music veteran Deborah Allen helped spread holiday cheer to children in need this year by stopping by Seacrest Studios in the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, where she read her children’s book, The Loneliest Christmas Tree. While there, Deborah made a special surprise presentation to the Children’s Music Department by supplying 90 ukuleles for children who are battling illnesses to learn and play, while staying in the hospital, which were sponsored by REMRAF inc., Music and Arts and Davitt and Hanser.

“Christmas is a wonderful time of love and giving. This year I was so excited to stop by Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to visit with the children and read my children’s book, The Loneliest Christmas Tree,” says Allen. “It was an honor to have the opportunity to offer musical inspiration by bringing beautiful ukuleles to children during this joyous season through my relationship with good friend Shane Farmer.”

Hip-Hop Icon Future Curates New ‘1800 Seconds’ Album with Seven Rising Artists

Make every second count. 1800 Tequila® and artist of the decade Future have partnered together to curate 1800 Seconds Vol. 2, giving seven rising artists the opportunity to write and release new tracks with major label resources and one major co-sign.

Hauntingly Vivid Artist Elodie Rêverie Introduces Animated Adaption of Her Single “Golden Ghosts”

LA-based indie artist, Elodie Rêverie, released her haunting single “Golden Ghosts” right around Halloween. With minimalist production and an overlay of hauntingly sweet vocals, Elodie impresses with her use of words to manifest fantastical musical experiences and now she is ready to bring it to life in her new animated music video for “Golden Ghosts”.

Premiere: Elodie Rêverie – Golden Ghosts (Music Video)


COLD Releases “Run” Music Video

Gold-certified alt-rock trailblazers COLD have experienced a transcendent year – peaking with the successful release of their Billboard-charting Napalm Records debut, The Things We Can’t Stop, subsequent singles “Shine”, “Without You”, “The Devil We Know” and “Run”, and a North American comeback tour boasting several sold out shows. Billboard said it best: “Cold is heating up for a new era…”

Today, COLD is wrapping up the year with a heartfelt offering to their fans in the form of a new music video for their reimagining of Snow Patrol’s hit track, “Run”. The video features never-before-seen footage of the band performing live on their recent North American tour, as well as behind-the-scenes clips and personal video.

Docmo Announces Two New Releases

Docmo has two new releases coming out December 27th, 2019. Per his usual style, both tracks are intelligent and extremely progressive. Stellar Waves is a classic House track, while Celestial Phantasm is rooted in Hi-Tech House.

‘Stellar Waves’ brings listeners back to the early 2000’s House style, while still being able to keep a very modern House sound. With Docmo’s melodic tendencies this track opens with a loose mood and euphoric sound.

‘Celestial Phantasm’ is fresh insight into Docmo’s bright future. Outside of his usual raphsodic House tunes, he introduces driving basslines and harmonic excitement to a triumphant Hi-Tech House track, while still embracing his progressive background.


East London artist KOJEY RADICAL has officially announced his first North American tour FEELS LIKE CASHMERE. The tour kicks off in Chicago on February 19th at Schubas and is set to visit Toronto and New York before wrapping in Los Angeles on February 25th at the Moroccan Lounge. Ticket sales begin this Friday, December 20th at 10AM local time.

Shenna Shares “For The Holidays” Video Via Madness To Creation, ‘Blue Memories’ EP Out Now

Today, pop-artist Shenna shared an acoustic rendition of her original Christmas single “For The Holidays.” The video was premiered with Madness To Creation to close out the end of Shenna’s busy year.

Leslie Odom, Jr. Debuts Music Video For “Stronger Magic”

Directed by Phillip Youmans (Burning Cane), the video – as ESSENCE describes – “takes fans back to 1995 with a whimsical visual, celebrating the beauty and earnestness of Black youth.” It “showcases ‘the passage of time’ and the beauty of Black love.” Leslie explained to ESSENCE that Youmans’ goal was to create “a short film that would celebrate beautiful Black individualism and also pay tribute in some way to the streets and people that raised me in Philadelphia in the early and mid-nineties,” combining the song and a poem recited by Odom’s grandmother.