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Delicate Steve Announces ‘Delicate Steve’s Tiny Arena Tour’ + Releases ‘Three Live Ones’ EP

2019 proved to be a busy year for Delicate Steve’s creator, guitarist Steve Marion. Shortly after releasing the full-length album Till I Burn Up, Marion was tapped to join arena rockers The Black Keys for their worldwide ‘Let’s Rock’ tour, performing on any given night for 10,000 fans.

Albert Cummings Set to Embark on The Believe Tour Starting Feb. 14

In support of his upcoming album, Blues Rock guitarist Albert Cummings prepares to embark on The Believe Tour on Feb. 14, the same day his new album Believe will be available via Provogue Records. The extensive tour will commence in Tuolumne, Cali. and will continue on throughout the West coast to later forge ahead across the country hitting major markets like Portland, Seattle, Austin, Baton Rouge, San Antonio, and Pittsburgh while also visiting London and Toronto, Canada. Cummings’ dynamic, engaging personality combined with blues musicianship at its finest has created an enduring, loyal fan base worldwide.

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“Rowland Howard’s guitar sound defined a generation. He was the best of us all. His influence continues to reverberate, down the years, to this day. Truly one of the greats.” Nick Cave

A vital presence on Australia’s post-punk scene, Rowland S. Howard created his own emotionally intense sonic language in projects including the Young Charlatans, The Birthday Party with Nick Cave, Crime & the City Solution and These Immortal Souls.

Orlando, Florida Hard Rock Band Breathing Theory Release New Album BALANCE

Orlando, Florida, Hard Rock band Breathing Theory have released their full length album titled BALANCE today on all digital outlets. The record was produced by Collin Morrison and David Marfitt of Innerforce Productions, whereas two of the songs, “Animals” and “Who We Are” were co-produced and mixed by Grammy Award Winner, Malcolm Springer.

Dangerous Hippies Premiere New Video ‘Like A Ghost’ On American Songwriter

Hinder drummer Cody Hanson and frontman Marshal Dutton recently announced a new project called Dangerous Hippies. The band unveil their new video ‘Like A Ghost’ today. Dutton talks about the song: “Like a Ghost is a story about being out-shined and loving it!” Hanson adds: “Like a Ghost is completely different than our first release. It’s been an absolute blast to not be bound by any rules and to be able to create a totally different vibe from song to song. We’re just getting started and we can’t wait to share more!”

Dangerous Hippies Shine Light on New Single “Like a Ghost”

Pokey LaFarge Returns With “Rock Bottom Rhapsody” April 10th Via New West Records

Pokey LaFarge is set to release Rock Bottom Rhapsody on April 10th, 2020. The 13-song set is his New West Records debut and was produced by Chris Seefried (Fitz and the Tantrums). The album was recorded at Reliable Recorders on Chicago’s Northwest Side during the polar vortex of 2019 and features the guitarist Joel Paterson, keyboardist Scott Ligon, upright/electric bassist Jimmy Sutton, and drummer Alex Hall. Rock Bottom Rhapsody is LaFarge’s first album in over three years and follows 2017’s acclaimed Manic Revelations.

Pokey LaFarge Previews New Album ‘Rock Bottom Rhapsody’ With Devilish ‘F–k Me Up’ Video

Blister Brigade – ‘Slugfest Supreme’

Swedish hard-rocking riff machine Blister Brigade is set to release their third studio album Slugfest Supreme on February 21st 2020 by Inverse Records.

Slugfest Supreme is the third album by Swedish hard-rock´n´rollers Blister Brigade. This eleven-track album is a riff-based, hard hitting and heavy creation that blends classic hard rock with razorsharp heavy metal. With powerful and edgy tunes, Blister Brigade has turned up the heat on an already fiery sound and recorded their best and most relentless album up to date. Slugfest Supreme contains both fast and heavy songs and also more mellow and acoustic material witch makes the album varying without losing any focus on the bands distinct sound.

Casanova Connects with Thugger and Gunna for the Club-Set “So Drippy” Video

A tough-talking rapper and an inspiring community figure, NYC rhymer Casanova ascended to his city’s A-List in 2019. Keeping the party going into the new decade, Cas shares “So Drippy,” his latest music video, premiered by Complex. A collaboration with on-fire ATL trappers Young Thug and Gunna, “So Drippy” combines Casanova’s gruff street stories with the YSL rhymers’ unique rhyming style, creating an anthem as hypnotic as it is hard-hitting. In the video, directed by Marc Diamond, Cas joins Gunna and Thugger in the VIP section of an opulent club, enjoying the scenery and sipping bubbly before Cas retires to a back room to handle business. “So Drippy” is the latest video from Behind These Scars, Casanova’s 2019 album.

Canadian Electronic Duo LAL Release ‘Dark Beings’ In U.S.A March 8th

Toronto, ON, New York, NY: Canadian electronic duo will release their sixth album, and first in the United States, Dark Beings on March 8th via Cruisin Records, an independent label managed by Theo Hilton (Nana Grizol, Defiance, Ohio) and Clyde Petersen (Your Heart Breaks, Torrey Pines) with a mission to provide a space for queer artists to thrive. LAL Founding members Rosina Kazi and Nicholas Murray came from their local scenes of hip hop, punk, electronic and experimental music and blend all of those influences along with house and techno come together for the new release.

1349 Release Official Music Video for “Through Eyes of Stone”

Norwegian black metal formation 1349 have shared the official music video for the song “Through Eyes of Stone,” which is taken from the band’s latest effort, ‘The Infernal Pathway.’ The film, which was shot and directed by Vesa Ranta and Aapo Lahtela, and can be viewed at THIS LOCATION.

Dimebash 2020 Wraps With Sold-Out Crowd

Dave Grohl, members of Anthrax, Lita Ford, Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog, members of In This Moment, Chris Broderick, BMX legend Rick Thorne, and Sebastian Bach were among dozens of musicians who came together at Dimebash 2020 to pay tribute to “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, the late co-founder and guitarist of Pantera and Damageplan, in front of a sold-out house at The Observatory OC in Santa Ana, CA on January 16. The night featured Dime’s music and some of his favorite songs performed by a rotating cast of guests that also included members of Armored Saint, Bad Wolves, Butcher Babies, Crowbar, Hellyeah, King’s X, KYNG, Lamb of God, Prong, Sepultura, Stone Sour and more, led by musical director Nick Bowcott and stage manager Jessica Hill. Many additional musicians were also in attendance to honor Dimebag, including Mike Inez of Alice In Chains, Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger of Halestorm and Chad Kroeger of Nickelback.

Dimebash 2020 Wraps With Sold-Out Crowd

PARIS YOUTH FOUNDATION – Release ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ Single + Announce 2020 Dates

Home Is Where The Heart Is is the first release from the Liverpool five-piece since signing to Modern Sky UK. Recorded at the legendary Parr Street Studios and produced by Rich Turvey (Blossoms, Courteeners, Vistas), Home Is Where The Heart Is is a track brimmed with sonic optimism, yet underpinned by a yearning for closure and comfort.

Dana Gavanski Announces Debut Album ‘Yesterday Is Gone’

It’s more a mood than a story. The feeling of getting stuck in that divisive, bland judgement of things as one or two dimensional; good versus bad, right versus wrong. It’s an observation of how we get stuck in these ways of thinking. When something isn’t working or you’re losing touch, it’s no longer a question of wrong or right. It’s a lot more subtle and nuanced and depends on each unique situation. – Dana Gavanski on “Good Instead of Bad”

Lockn’ 2020 announces lineup

LOCKN’ has announced an extraordinary initial lineup for the upcoming special edition of the beloved camping festival. Set for June 19-21, 2020, the 8th annual LOCKN’ will be an all-star celebration of Phil Lesh’s upcoming 80th birthday, taking place as always at Infinity Downs & Oak Ridge Farm, LOCKN’s 387-acre property located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Arrington, VA.

Blackbird Presents Announces All-Star Concert Celebrating Icon Roger Miller

Blackbird Presents is excited to announce a star-studded concert event at the historic Opry House. “King Of The Road: Celebrating The Music of Roger Miller” celebrates the songs of one of country music’s most beloved singer-songwriters widely known for his honky-tonk-influenced chart-topping hits.

“King Of The Road: Celebrating The Music of Roger Miller” will take place Sunday, March 22, 2020, and will feature performances by country and pop super-stars Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood, Jamey Johnson, Kris Kristofferson, Wynonna, Rodney Crowell, Chris Janson, Lee Ann Womack, Larry Gatlin, Cake, The War And Treaty and more to be announced. Acclaimed musician, songwriter and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer, Buddy Miller, will be the musical director of this historic event.

Blackbird Presents Announces All-Star Concert Celebrating Icon Roger Miller

(Sandy) Alex G Shares Video Featuring Alternate Version of “Bad Man”

Having recently concluded a headlining US tour in 2019, which saw him sell out NYC’s Brooklyn Steel and LA’s Fonda Theatre, today Alex announces a spring 2020 North American tour. The North American dates, which include his first Coachella Festival performances, begin at the end of March following a previously announced UK and EU tour.

Chiiild Reveal New Single “Hands Off Me”

Chiiild has shared another tack off their forthcoming EP, the irresistible groove of “Hands Off Me”. The track is taken from the Montreal band’s forthcoming Synthetic Soul EP, set for release on February 28th via indie tastemaker collective Avant Garden (THEY., Emotional Oranges, Slenderbodies).


Interscope Records is thrilled to announce that Time Served — the powerhouse new album from Moneybagg Yo — has debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The Memphis-bred rapper’s highest debut yet, Time Served sold 66,000 equivalent album units in its first week.

“Old Ghosts” is the very first song we wrote as Little Misty

“Despite the ways in which we evolve, we still carry the past with us along the way. “Old Ghosts” is the kind of song you listen to when you’re on a long trip, looking at the trees go by through the side window of a train. It’s all about moving forward.”

Sam Doores & Alynda Mariposa Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff Premiere “Other Side Of Town” Via Flood Magazine

Today, Flood Magazine has premiered “Other Side Of Town,” Doores’ duet with Alynda Mariposa Segarra of Hurray For The Riff Raff. Doores says the song “mixes New Orleans R&B with doo-wop gang vocals in a psychedelic blender,” and while speaking to the magazine, he said, “The skeleton for the song took shape while messing around on a piano one particularly lonesome night during carnival season. I had already written more than enough melancholy tunes & just wanted to write something fun and groovy to cheer my sad, sorry ass up while the rest of the town was partying all around me.

KOOL KEITH x THETAN To Release Space Goretex LP Via Anti-Corporate Music

Following their liaison last year for the “Complicated Trip” Record Store Day single, legendary Bronx, New York City-based rapper KOOL KEITH and Nashville powerviolence duo THETAN present the collaborative Space Goretex LP. With guest appearances from members of Gwar, Three 6 Mafia, Dwarves, Lost Dog Street Band, and more, the album will see release this April through Anti-Corporate Music.


“‘The Road’ is about the bittersweet moments that make you realize you need to move on” Faouzia says. “It’s about taking all your memories and what you’ve learned and using both to blossom into the next stage of your life.”

Rising Australian band The Jungle Giants “Sending Me Ur Loving” out now

Australian four-piece The Jungle Giants debut their new single “Sending Me Ur Loving” today via KCRW.

The track was written and produced by the band’s Sam Hales, who says, “‘Sending Me Ur Loving’ has been with me for so long…It’s an ode to a feeling of self confidence and essentially a love ditty at the same time.”