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Chris Young Set For Mohegan Sun Arena Debut

Multi-platinum entertainer, Chris Young, makes his debut at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00pm with special guest Payton Smith.

Tickets are $69.00, $59.00, $49.00 and $39.00 and go on sale Friday, January 10th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning Saturday, January 11th at 10:00am, subject to availability.

Indie-Americana Outfit, Ruark, Share Single in Advance of Debut LP

“the band embraces a beatific and burnished folk brevity, reveling in a sound which is equal parts classic rock and roll, early ’90s jangle rock and late ’70s rural rock. It’s a rhythmic shuffle that sounds at once familiar but also filled with countless unexplored nooks and tempting chasms. Inman and the band balance between reverence and reinvention as they condense multiple layers of personal inspiration into a lean investigation of emotional connectivity. Their work is subtle but joyful, a pure echo of their communal experiences, which goes on to reveal how they’ve been shaped by the weight of their mark” – The Southern Sounding

Jeff Parker announces new LP, Suite for Max Brown

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Parker’s Suite for Max Brown will be released on January 24, 2020 via a newly formed partnership between International Anthem and Nonesuch Records. The album, named for and dedicated to Parker’s mother, features nine original songs as well as “Gnarciss,” an interpretation of Joe Henderson’s “Black Narcissus,” and John Coltrane’s “After the Rain.” Parker plays the majority of the instruments on the record and also engineered most it at home or during his 2018 Headlands Center residency in Sausalito, CA. The album track “Go Away” debuted today and can be heard here; a previously released video for “Max Brown” can be seen here. Parker performs at this year’s Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN on March 27, as well as spring dates in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, among others.


Breakout pop group Why Don’t We have dropped their twelfth and final new song of 2019, “Chills” available now via Atlantic Records with a Evan Hara-directed video companion. The track – self-penned by the group alongside Michael Pollack (Maroon 5), Michael Matosic (Lauv) and Jake Torrey (Alesso) with production by Earwulf (Zara Larsson) – arrived last week, instantly shooting to #1 on the US iTunes’ Overall Songs chart and completing the group’s steady flow of monthly new releases over the past year.


Up and coming artist Charlee Remitz unveils her track “Nothing Blooms Quite Like A Heartache” off her upcoming album titled Garden out January 17, 2020. Charlee wrote, produced, and mixed the track entirely on her own. As part of her vision, swaths of shimmering nostalgic eighties synths offset a decidedly 21st century take on heartache that proves both entrancing and empowering. “For this track, I wanted the airy percussion and booming synths tie in directly to the garden theme, to illustrate sonically that growth requires patience and sadness.”

BLEED THE SKY Premiere Official Music Video For Single “Serpent”

“Serpent” is exactly what fans have been waiting for since the band’s 10 year absence from the music scene. The video for “Serpent” is a dark and gritty reflection of the band’s new sound and harbors a new brutality that will contend with all new metal genres. “Serpent” is sure to turn some metal heads and offers fans, both old and new alike, a refreshing new sound familiar to the band’s roots.

Brooklyn Comes Alive Reveals Artists, Unique Collabs, Tribute Sets For 2020 Event

Brooklyn Comes Alive has announced its return in 2020! The beloved all-day music marathon is back for its fifth edition and will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the versatile multi-stage complex Avant Gardner. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, the event brings together more than 50 artists in new and existing acts, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes and collaborate in new ways.

Infinite Eve Releases New EP ‘The Story’

Infinite Eve dropped their addictive debut EP The Story on all digital platforms on November 29th, making an epic splash in the Rock scene with thematic melodies, and lyrics everyone can get sad to.

The EP has something most inner alternative and hard rock kids desire. Vibes include, but are not limited to, pop/rock/alternative, heavy, ballad, ethereal, and even heavy metal undertones woven throughout. It’s the album to keep on repeat, giving a new edge to modern rock.

Saxophonist and synth composer Jonah Parzen-Johnson shares new track, announces tour

Brooklyn-based baritone saxophonist and electronic musician Jonah Parzen-Johnson has shared “Up,” the newest single from his fourth album Imagine Giving Up, due January 17, 2020 via We Jazz Records. Jonah combines distilled melodies on baritone saxophone with hardware synths and samplers that he manipulates live with his feet. Using circular breathing and extended saxophone techniques he creates music that is both sonically experimental and musically familiar. “Up” is out now — stream HERE.