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BAD RELIGION SAYS THANK YOU TO FANS

In celebration of three decades of groundbreaking music, So-Cal’s quintessential punk rock group Bad Religion has announced plans to record a live album, 30 Years Live, during their upcoming spring 2010 House of Blues tour and offer it as a free “thank you” to loyal fans for a limited time only on May 18.  …

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER RELEASES SINGLE “STRANGE FRUIT”

Over the course of a multifaceted career that has spanned four decades, Dee Dee Bridgewater has risen to the top tier of today’s jazz vocalists, putting her own unique spin on standards as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. For her latest recording, Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love…

RANDOM STABBINGS & ARTLESS CRITIQUE, MARCH 2010

Story of the Year, The Constant (Epitaph Records) Pedestrian post-hardcore/nu-metal will come and go, but at least this St. Louis 5-piece once got into a fight with Godsmack’s roadies.   Would that their ambition spread to breaking a musical mold or three, but this is strictly for their fan base, kids too young or unadventurous…

HOLY GRAIL CONFIRMED FOR AMON AMARTH NORTH AMERICAN SPRING TOUR

Los Angeles metal quintet Holy Grail has just been confirmed for Amon Amarth’s upcoming North American spring tour which kicks off at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, April 8th and includes a stop at the New England Metal And Hardcore Fest in Worcester, MA on Saturday, April 24th (please see…

JONNY LANG TAKES CENTER STAGE ON FIRST-EVER LIVE ALBUM

While still in his teens in the mid 1990s, Jonny Lang exploded onto the national scene with a combination of highly developed blues guitar chops and a powerful voice that rivaled some musicians more than twice his age. And that was just the beginning. Fifteen years and a half-dozen studio albums later, he has evolved…

The Jardines, Self-Titled

It looks like there’s more going on in Vancouver this year than just the 2010 Winter Olympics like that isn’t enough!   Coming from Richmond BC Canada, I present to you the mother-daughter act of Cherelle and Ajaye as The Jardines.   This brand new act was even lucky enough to land a spot on…

SCARLET GREY TO TOUR WITH AFI

LA-based rock outfit Scarlet Grey will be joining AFI for their southern tour dates in March. The band will be supporting their new EP “Fancy Blood,” which will be available exclusively at the shows until its official release in April. The record will feature guest vocals from AFI front man Davey Havok and some other…

MUSIC UP CLOSE WITH JANIE – FEBRUARY 2010

Happy February, my dear readers. In honor of the month of love, I am showcasing women at the virtual club here at Music Up Close with Janie. Though there are so many artists we could bring to you, I wanted to offer you some new emerging talents and a very classy lady that you may…

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT AND THE WILDROOTS, BEALE STREET TO THE BAYOU

The four-piece group featuring Victor on piano (or Piana as he describes it) blends some boogie with some Cajun and blues.   A capable cast of “Extended Roots Members” supports the disc.   The bulk of the songwriting goes to bassist Stephen Dees and Victor.   The 14-track release has some Dr. John feel to…

IT IS SO EASY TO REMEMBER SEPTEMBER

“Over our four years together, we have seen our grassroots effort blossom from playing exclusively at local clubs around NYC to performing at stadiums and major venues with some legendary acts such as Chicago, .38 Special, Average White Band, The Guess Who, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, Randy Travis, Johnny Winter, Steve Vai,…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12th, 2010

NEW VIDEO OF “WE ARE THE WORLD” SESSION Newly released footage from the “We Are The World” recording session prominently shows Justin Bieber, P!nk, Josh Groban, Mary J. Blige, Akon and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine.   The song, which will make its debut during the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics, also features Lil Wayne,…

CITIZEN COPE OFFERS “HEALING HANDS” MP3 OFF NEW LP

Starting today, February 9, Citizen Cope’s new album The RainWater LP is available for digital purchase. This release marks a milestone for Citizen Cope not only because it is his first new record in nearly 4 years, but it’s also Citizen Cope’s first release via his own RainWater Recordings.

BIFFY CLYRO ANNOUNCE THE US RELEASE OF ‘ONLY REVOLUTIONS’

Warner Bros Records has announced the release of breakthrough UK band biffy clyro’s new album Only Revolutions. The follow up to 2007’s Puzzle, Only Revolutions will be available exclusively on iTunes beginning March 9, 2010.   3/06 — The Marquee — Tempe, AZ 3/07 — House of Blues — San Diego, CA 3/09 — Troubadour…

“THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS” FREE MP3 FROM BROTHER DEGE

To show both respect and allegiance for the great city of New Orleans & the Super Bowl-bound New Orleans Saints, Brother Dege (aka Dege Legg from the Louisiana-based bands Santeria and Black Bayou Construkt) is offering his new song “The Battle of New Orleans” as a free mp3 download.

GRIEVES SIGNS TO RHYMESAYERS ENTERTAINMENT

The New York City-based rapper, producer, and multi-faceted performer Grieves has announced the reissue of his breakout sophomore album, 2008’s 88 Keys and Counting, coming March 2nd on Rhymesayers Entertainment.   Since his birth in Chicago, IL, Benjamin Laub (bka Grieves) enjoyed a diverse musical upbringing, exposed at an early age to the city’s local…

RANDOM STABBINGS & ARTLESS CRITIQUE, FEBRUARY 2010

Phantogram, Eyelid Movies (Barsuk Records) Odd that in the Information Age this New York boy-girl chill-techno duo tie themselves up in such pretzels trying to categorize their sound, babbling comparisons like “Kanye meets Radiohead” or slick-sounding non sequiturs like “street beat psych pop.”   These kids offer trip-hop done the way Air might have interpreted…

Asa Brebner, Suenos De Los Muertos

This singer/songwriter from Boston has been a major staple within the city’s music scene for over 30 years now.   Suenos De Los Muertos is a highly anticipated album for Brebner because it is the first in four years.   With life-changing experiences hitting Asa over these last four years, it seemed like perfect timing…

HEAVY PSYCH ROCKERS MONDO DRAG RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM

Fast-rising heavy psych rock band MONDO DRAG has just released its debut album, New Rituals.   The Davenport, Iowa-based quintet’s mind-expanding new record is in stores now — on CD and limited edition red LP — via Alive Records. Merging exciting psychedelic rock with an electric blues edge, MONDO DRAG delivers a sound that references…

Kate Cameron, Conviction

It’s hard to believe that a 16-year-old girl could write such a compelling piece of work, but that is the case here with Conviction.   At just 16, Kate is the sole singer/songwriter on this new project as well as playing the role of guitarist & pianist.   Boston area-based studio owner and producer, Bob…

Arek Religa, In Memory of the Greatests

Non-stop instrumental music at its finest is what you get here from the 13-track CD, In memory of the Greatests.   The Polish guitar sensation, Arek Religa, is the man of the hour as he wrote, arranged, produced and performed all the songs on the disc.   Religa even engineered, mixed and mastered the entire…

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA ANNOUNCE SPRING 2010 TOUR DATES

ATO Records is excited to announce that the explosive Mexican guitar-shredding Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced their Spring 2010 tour of North America. The dates begin February 28th at the 9:30 club in Washington, DC, run through March, and culminate with a special performance at New York’s historic Radio City Music Hall on April 29th.…

MR. NEXT: THE NEXT GENERATION OF SOUND

Tommy (Mr. Next) taught himself to play guitar, drums, bass and piano by the time he was 16. He is a one man band gone from drummer to producer, producing a hybrid of alternative funk and goth with a touch of electronic production and a loyalty to the acoustic guitar.  

The Sumner Brothers, The Sumner Brothers

I must begin this review with a confession: I am very weary of contemporary country. It seems that what gets churned out of the Nashville machine is either too “boo hoo” or too “Yee Haw” for this correspondent’s liking and my reviews tend to reflect this. That being said, the new self-titled album from The…

The Band of Heathens, One Foot In The Ether

From the opening slow, grooving foot-stomping crunch of “L.A. County Blues,” you know that One Foot In The Ether, the latest from The Band Of Heathens isn’t a record to be taken lightly. Full of the kind of blue collar grit that country-rock ought to possess, The Band Of Heathens walk with a boisterous swagger…

WILLIE NELSON SIGNS WITH ROUNDER RECORDS

Rounder Records is pleased to announce the signing of American legend, songwriter, actor, and social activist, Willie Nelson.   Nelson is the creative genius behind many chart toppers including “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” “Red Headed Stranger,” and “Stardust.”   His career has spanned six decades and more than 200 albums.   He is the President and…

MUSIC UP CLOSE WITH JANIE – JANUARY 2010

Welcome to a new decade, music lovers! We are starting off the year a little late due to some major internet and computer problems and some remodeling here at the Music Up Close Club. That’s why you hear all of that hammering and the buzz drone of drills. We’re changing up things here so that…

Mando Morphosis, 2010

Mando Morphosis is a group made up of seven mandolin players.   Originality at its finest, as this band brings fresh material to the masses. With the exception of one track, this entire record is all instrumental. Mando Morphosis are proud to introduce their new acoustic music at the start of a brand-new decade. The…

The Band of Heathens, One Foot In The Ether

From the opening slow, grooving foot-stomping crunch of “L.A. County Blues,” you know that One Foot In The Ether, the latest from The Band Of Heathens isn’t a record to be taken lightly. Full of the kind of blue collar grit that country-rock ought to possess, The Band Of Heathens walk with a boisterous swagger…

GUITAR HERO KICKS OFF 2010 WITH A VARIETY OF GREAT DOWNLOADABLE TRACKS

Guitar Hero hits the ground running as it starts 2010 off with a bang and a great selection of new downloadable tracks. Building upon an already vast catalog of downloadable music compatible with both Guitar Hero 5 and Band Heroâ„¢, the Guitar Hero music library is providing something for everyone this January.   Fans can…

MAYDAY PARADE “TAKE ACTION TOUR” DATES

MAYDAY PARADE are performing on the “Take Action Tour” to promote their new album Anywhere But Here. The band will be kicking off the tour in Atlanta, GA on January 25th alongside We The Kings, A Rocket To The Moon, There For Tomorrow and Stereo Skyline and ending on March 2nd in Dallas, TX.  …

NADA SURF ANNOUNCE ALBUM OF COVER SONGS

Nada Surf bring their trademark sense of harmony and musical craftsmanship to 12 of their favorite songs with their latest release, if i had a hi-fi, their first album of covers. Only a group with their wide-ranging and eclectic taste could bring songs from such artists as Kate Bush, Dwight Twilley and the Go-Betweens together…

HOUSE OF PAIN REUNITE FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY TOUR

Hip-hop icons House of Pain have announced a series of dates in March 2010 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The group will celebrate their Irish-American heritage by performing tracks from their classic hit filled catalogue with dates scheduled in Buffalo, Atlantic City, New York, Hartford, and Worcester for March 2010.   HOUSE OF PAIN TOUR…