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RARE Orlando Announces Phase 2 Lineup Featuring Wiz Khalifa, Kodak Black, and Keys N Krates RARE Orlando Announces Phase 2 Lineup Featuring Wiz Khalifa, Kodak Black, and Keys N Krates
by TV News Desk - August 20, 2018

International DJ and producer Carnage has revealed the eagerly anticipated phase 2 lineup for his uniquely curated one-day event, RARE Orlando.... (more...)
Young & Sick Releases NO STATIC EP, New Cover Of T-Pain's UP DOWN (DO THIS ALL DAY) Young & Sick Releases NO STATIC EP, New Cover Of T-Pain's UP DOWN (DO THIS ALL DAY)
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2018

Today, Nick van Hofwegen, musician and visual artist known as Young & Sick, has released his new No Static EP, out now via B3SCI Records. The EP is available for streaming everywhere now here. ... (more...)
Jump, Little Children Announces New LP SPARROW, Due 9/14 & Shares First New Song in 14 Years Jump, Little Children Announces New LP SPARROW, Due 9/14 & Shares First New Song in 14 Years
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2018

Jump, Little Children Announces New LP SPARROW, Due 9/14 & Shares First New Song in 14 Years... (more...)
Ed Helms' The Bluegrass Situation Announces Podcasts and Releases Details for 3rd Annual Shout & Shine Showcase Ed Helms' The Bluegrass Situation Announces Podcasts and Releases Details for 3rd Annual Shout & Shine Showcase
by TV News Desk - August 17, 2018

An exciting 2018 is underway for The Bluegrass Situation, the multifaceted and ever-evolving media company, co-founded by actor and banjo player Ed Helms, that has been redefining roots culture since 2012. Today, the movement better known as BGS is pleased to announce the addition of three new podca... (more...)
Social Star Competition Returns for the 2018 BMI R&B Hip Hop Awards Social Star Competition Returns for the 2018 BMI R&B Hip Hop Awards
by TV News Desk - August 17, 2018

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) is pleased to announce the return of its annual Social Star competition as part of the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. Beginning Friday, August 17th, Atlanta-based rappers Gunna and Derez De'Shon will compete to see who has the most engaged social media audience, culminating... (more...)
NewTown Latest Album, 'Old World' Available Now NewTown Latest Album, 'Old World' Available Now
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2018

Lexington, Kentucky progressive acoustic outfit NewTown releases their full album, Old World, today on Mountain Home after the release of two successful singles, 'Naomi Wise,' and 'Heart of Stone.'... (more...)
VIDEO: Ariana Grande Tributes Aretha Franklin With Performance of 'Natural Woman' on The Tonight Show VIDEO: Ariana Grande Tributes Aretha Franklin With Performance of 'Natural Woman' on The Tonight Show
by Stage Tube - August 17, 2018

According to Variety, Ariana Grande had only been scheduled to perform a comedy skit during her appearance on The Tonight Show.... (more...)
Performances à la Carte Presents Jazz 'n Paz Fall 2018 Concert Series Performances à la Carte Presents Jazz 'n Paz Fall 2018 Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2018

Curated by Performances a la Carte, Jazz 'n Paz is back with its' fall intimate jazz series of three concerts with some of Los Angeles' finest jazz musicians. Taking place on early Sunday evenings, this season's series opens September 16 with 2 + 1 featuring Jamie Perez, Lyman Medeiros and Nolan Sha... (more...)
Rosie Flores Single DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE Featured As KUTX Song of the Day Rosie Flores Single DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE Featured As KUTX Song of the Day
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2018

Rosie Flores' new single 'Drive Drive Drive' has been named KUTX's Song of the Day today. Please see here for details. Flores is set to release this single on 'Rosie Flores Day,' proclaimed in 2006 by the City of Austin, on Friday, Aug. 31. The single is from her new album - 'SIMPLE CASE OF THE BLUE... (more...)
The Imperial Sound to Release THE NEW AM On 8/31 The Imperial Sound to Release THE NEW AM On 8/31
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2018

The Imperial Sound's blithe synthesis of 21st-century irony and bright, unselfconscious AM-radio pop is both brave and unique. And catchy as hell. The band's debut album, The New AMshowcases songwriter Frederick Mosher's hook-driven heritage – with influences from Todd Rundgren and Carole King to Th... (more...)
The California Roots Music and Arts Festival Announces the Forever Redwoods Contest The California Roots Music and Arts Festival Announces the Forever Redwoods Contest
by TV News Desk - August 16, 2018

The California Roots Music and Arts Festival is thrilled to announce their “Forever Redwoods Contest” launching today, August 15, 2018. The contest will run forone-month and the grand prize winners will receive two (2) Redwood Passes for life! The Redwood Passes are Cali Roots unique take on a VIP e... (more...)
Edan Archer Reveals Video For New Single BAD IMITATION OF SOMETHING GOOD Edan Archer Reveals Video For New Single BAD IMITATION OF SOMETHING GOOD
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2018

Florida-bred Nashville-based alt-country songcrafter Edan Archer revealed the new video for 'Bad Imitation Of Something Good,' her carefree Tom Petty-esque ode to liberation from others' ideas and assumptions about ourselves. The song shines a bright rock n' roll spotlight on the absurdity of people... (more...)
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE to Open in New York City This October THE VELVET UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE to Open in New York City This October
by TV News Desk - August 15, 2018

The Velvet Underground Experience, an intriguing new multi-media art and music exhibition spotlighting the iconic band's early NYC roots, will be opening in New York City on October 10.  It is the first global exhibition dedicated to the Velvet Underground and its influence on modern music, fashion,... (more...)
jackbenny Comes to The Triad This Sunday jackbenny Comes to The Triad This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2018

This Sunday twin brothers Jack and Benny Lipson, aka the critically acclaimed jackbenny,will make their solo (duo) debut in their show Happiness is Trending.  Thus show is at the Triad Theater, 158 West 72ndStreet - 2ndfloor (off Broadway) NYC NY 10036 on Sunday, August 19, at 7:00 pm. The show will... (more...)
Carnage Returns With Epic Trap Banger 'El Diablo' Carnage Returns With Epic Trap Banger 'El Diablo'
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2018

International DJ and producer Carnage has delivered his huge new trap-led anthem “El Diablo”, a ferocious display of the Guatemalan-American's snarling production style.... (more...)
Texas' Jerrod Medulla Scores #1 With Dean Dillon Tune Texas' Jerrod Medulla Scores #1 With Dean Dillon Tune
by BWW News Desk - August 09, 2018

Texas Singer/Songwriter Jerrod Medulla is enjoying his first Number One single with “Unbroken Horses” from his independently released album, Suits Me. The song reached the Number Two spot two weeks ago and jumped to the top spot last week on the Texas Regional Radio Report.... (more...)
Baruch Performing Arts Center Announces 2018/2019 Season Baruch Performing Arts Center Announces 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2018

Baruch Performing Arts Center announces their 2018/2019 season, featuring premieres by composers Huang Ruo, Gregory Spears, and the late Matt Marks, and choreographer Dusan Týnek. The season includes the 27th year of the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives series, a 5th Anniversary celebration of the CUNY... (more...)
Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park To Headline Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park To Headline Monster Energy Outbreak Tour
by BWW News Desk - August 06, 2018

As announced today by Outbreak Presents and Live Nation, Mike Shinoda is set to headline the latest installment of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, August 10 at 10 a.m. local time at mikeshinoda.com and outbreakpresents.com, with special pre-sales starting Tuesda... (more...)
Popicana Duo Freddy & Francine Release New Song AIN'T NO WAY Ahead of New EP Popicana Duo Freddy & Francine Release New Song AIN'T NO WAY Ahead of New EP
by TV News Desk - August 06, 2018

Culture Collide unveiled 'Ain't No Way,' the soulful new single from Nashville-based popicana duo FREDDY & FRANCINE (Bianca Caruso and Lee Ferris). The song is featured on their forthcoming EP Moonless Night produced by Dan Knobler (Lake Street Dive) due out September 7th, and follows their grooveta... (more...)
Bob Weir And Wolf Bros Trio Featuring Don Was & Jay Lane Perform the Songs Of Grateful Dead And More   Bob Weir And Wolf Bros Trio Featuring Don Was & Jay Lane Perform the Songs Of Grateful Dead And More  
by BWW News Desk - August 03, 2018

Live at the Eccles is thrilled to announce Bob Weir and Wolf Bros will rock the Eccles Theater stage on October 26th. Featuring Weir, Don Was, and Jay Lane; the trio will perform songs of Grateful Dead and more. The Public on sale is Friday, August 10th at 10am. Tickets will be available for purchas... (more...)
Becky Buller & Sam Bush Release New Music Video for Becky Buller & Sam Bush Release New Music Video for "The Rebel and the Rose"
by BWW News Desk - August 03, 2018

Becky Buller and the good folks at Dark Shadow Recording have announced the release of a music video featuring special guest artist, Sam Bush. "The Rebel And The Rose," co-written by Buller, appears on her latest album, Crepe Paper Heart, which was produced by Stephen Mougin.... (more...)
Green Velvet Debuts La La Land In NYC On Today at The Brooklyn Mirage Green Velvet Debuts La La Land In NYC On Today at The Brooklyn Mirage
by BWW News Desk - August 03, 2018

Chicago icon and house hero Green Velvet is taking The Big Apple to La La Land this summer with its NYC debut at The Brooklyn Mirage today, August 3. Tapping into a stacked lineup featuring the La La Land mastermind Green Velvet, special guest Carl Craig,... (more...)
Free Cake For Every Creature Releases THE BLUEST STAR Album Stream, Out Today Free Cake For Every Creature Releases THE BLUEST STAR Album Stream, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - August 03, 2018

Free Cake For Every Creature have released the album stream for their anticipated new album, The Bluest Star. Stereogum, who premiered the stream today are saying it's 'The Bluest Star finds Katie Bennett returning to her roots while also setting up a framework to grow past them.' The Bluest Star is... (more...)
Americana Band JD & THE STRAIGHT SHOT Will Release New Album THE GREAT DIVIDE Autumn 2018 Americana Band JD & THE STRAIGHT SHOT Will Release New Album THE GREAT DIVIDE Autumn 2018
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2018

Americana Band JD & THE STRAIGHT SHOT Will Release New Album THE GREAT DIVIDE Autumn 2018... (more...)
Liz Cooper & The Stampede's New Album WINDOW FLOWERS Now Streaming at NPR Music, Out 8/10 Liz Cooper & The Stampede's New Album WINDOW FLOWERS Now Streaming at NPR Music, Out 8/10
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2018

Liz Cooper & The Stampede's anticipated debut full-length album, Window Flowers, is now streaming as part of NPR Music's “First Listen” series. Listen here. Of the album, NPR Music calls it, “…a gorgeously arranged and performed bouquet of psychedelia-tinged folk-rock,” furthering, “…to draw a line ... (more...)






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