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Page McConnell to Release Ambient Electronic Solo Album This Friday Photo Page McConnell to Release Ambient Electronic Solo Album This Friday
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 6, 2021

The release is preceded by today’s premiere of the album’s first song, “Radio Silence,” which David Fricke called in his album notes “an overture of slowly dawning arpeggios that dot the void like hopeful transmissions.”

Independent Project Records Confirm 40th Anniversary Relaunch Photo Independent Project Records Confirm 40th Anniversary Relaunch
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 30, 2020

Currently celebrating their 40th anniversary of the innovative record label Independent Project Records (IPR), founder Bruce Licher and partner Jeffrey Clark (singer of the late 80s LA band Shiva Burlesque) confirmed today the relaunch of the label with an extensive release program featuring remastered, expanded and long out-of-print titles.

Tom Petty's 'Leave Virginia Alone' Out Today Photo Tom Petty's 'Leave Virginia Alone' Out Today
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 1, 2020

“Leave Virginia Alone,” the lead single and another previously unreleased song from Tom Petty’s long-awaited second half of Wildflowers—a collection he named All The Rest—is out today.

Tom Petty's 'Confusion Wheel' Debuts Today Photo Tom Petty's 'Confusion Wheel' Debuts Today
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 10, 2020

“Confusion Wheel,” the first song available from Tom Petty’s long-awaited second, unreleased half of Wildflowers—a collection Tom named All The Rest—is out today and now available with album pre-order.

Tom Petty's 'Wildflowers & All The Rest' to Be Released October 16 Photo Tom Petty's 'Wildflowers & All The Rest' to Be Released October 16
by Stephi Wild - Aug 20, 2020

During Tom Petty’s final interview with the Los Angeles Times, as the triumphant 40th anniversary tour with The Heartbreakers was coming to an end, he announced that his next big focus would be to finally revisit his 1994 masterpiece, Wildflowers, co-produced with Rick Rubin and Mike Campbell.

Steven Wilson Releases New Song & Announces New Album Photo Steven Wilson Releases New Song & Announces New Album
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 12, 2020

Groundbreaking musician/songwriter/producer Steven Wilson has announced today's premiere of a truly epic new track. “Personal Shopper” is available now for streaming and download.

SORAIA's New Album 'DIG YOUR ROOTS' Out This Friday March 13 Photo SORAIA's New Album 'DIG YOUR ROOTS' Out This Friday March 13
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 9, 2020

Philadelphia rock quartet Soraia will release their new album 'Dig Your Roots' on March 13 via Steven Van Zandt's label Wicked Cool Records.

Chris Smither Brings Impassioned Folk-Blues To Helsinki Hudson Photo Chris Smither Brings Impassioned Folk-Blues To Helsinki Hudson
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2020

Blues-folk singer-songwriter Chris Smither returns to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, May 8, at 9pm, to perform his impassioned blend of original and classic blues-influenced American roots music.

Drive-By Truckers Release 'Thoughts & Prayers' Photo Drive-By Truckers Release 'Thoughts & Prayers'
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 14, 2020

Drive-By Truckers have unveiled the latest single from their much-anticipated new album, THE UNRAVELING. “Thoughts and Prayers” is available for streaming and download now following today's exclusive world premiere via Billboard. The powerhouse track is joined by an official lyric video streaming now. THE UNRAVELING arrives via ATO Records on Friday, January 31; digital and physical pre-orders are now available.

St. Vincent Releases Remix of Beck's 'Uneventful Days' Photo St. Vincent Releases Remix of Beck's 'Uneventful Days'
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 10, 2020

St. Vincent a/k/a Annie Clark has unfolded new dimensions of “Uneventful Days” a/k/a 'quite possibly the best song Beck has made since Morning Phase” (STEREOGUM) from seven-time GRAMMY-winner Beck's current album Hyperspace a/k/a “his best in a decade” (PEOPLE).

The Brothers, Celebrating 50 Years of The Allman Brothers Band, Will Perform at Madis Photo The Brothers, Celebrating 50 Years of The Allman Brothers Band, Will Perform at Madison Square Garden
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 3, 2020

The Brothers – Celebrating 50 Years of the music of The Allman Brothers Band will perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City for one night only March 10, 2020. The Brothers—Jaimoe, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Marc Quinones—will be joined by Duane Trucks and Reese Wynans and special guest Chuck Leavell. Ticket presales begin on January 7, with public on sale on January 10 via Ticketmaster (click here).

Corky Siegel & Tracy Nelson Team Up For A Concert At Evanston Space, 10/12 Photo Corky Siegel & Tracy Nelson Team Up For A Concert At Evanston Space, 10/12
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 9, 2019

Two extraordinary powerhouses come together for a night of dazzling musical fireworks with riveting blues harp from one of the country's best, Corky Siegel, who will be joined by the compelling twice Grammy-nominated country-blues vocalist, Tracy Nelson.

Steve Miller Shares Previously Unreleased Song Photo Steve Miller Shares Previously Unreleased Song
by Abigail Charpentier - Aug 20, 2019

Renowned guitarist, multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter, bandleader and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller has released a new song from his rarities box set, WELCOME TO THE VAULT, out October 11 via Sailor/Capitol/UMe. The song, 'Say Wow!,' recorded by Miller in 1973, is making its release debut with WELCOME TO THE VAULT.

The Fab Faux Celebrates Abbey Road's 50th Anniversary At The Soraya Photo The Fab Faux Celebrates Abbey Road's 50th Anniversary At The Soraya
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 14, 2019

Consummate fan favorites, The Fab Faux will return to The Soraya for the fourth time to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' landmark album, Abbey Road along with the Hogshead Horns and The Crème Tangerine Strings. The Fab Faux's first set of the night will be a string of their fan favorites.  The second set will be the phenomenal record, Abbey Road, in album order.  Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke calls The Fab Faux 'The greatest Beatles cover band a?" without the wigsa??The Faux invigorate the artistry of even the Beatles' most intricate studio masterpieces with top chops and Beatlemaniac glee.'

Tammy Faye's BROKEN ENGLISH Returns As Theater Piece Directed By Michael Schiralli Photo Tammy Faye's BROKEN ENGLISH Returns As Theater Piece Directed By Michael Schiralli
by Julie Musbach - Jun 20, 2019

Now, as Marianne Faithfull, British pop's queen of survival, Starlite resurrects 1979's Broken English as a thoroughly modern tale of adventure, abyss and hard-won vengeance - one of the most brutally frank albums of its time, made flesh again, in poignant lethally honest character. - David FrickeRolling Stone

Steve Miller To Release Three CD/DVD Rarities Box Photo Steve Miller To Release Three CD/DVD Rarities Box
by Tori Hartshorn - Jun 12, 2019

Renowned guitarist, multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter, bandleader and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller has opened up his voluminous archive of recordings for the first time ever to present a milestone 3CD + DVD box set. WELCOME TO THE VAULT covers Miller's genre-blurring six-decade career over 52 audio tracks, pairing a number of greatest hits and certifiable rock 'n roll classics with 38 previously unreleased recordings that span demos, rehearsals, outtakes, vintage concert performances and 5 newly uncovered original Steve Miller Band songs recorded in the 1960s and 1970s.

The Long Ryders Announce Fall 2019 Tour Photo The Long Ryders Announce Fall 2019 Tour
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 21, 2019

Today, alt-country legends The Long Ryders announce they're heading back on tour in support of their critically acclaimed 30-years in the making comeback album, Psychedelic Country Soul, via Omnivore Recordings. The band's original line up, Sid Griffin, Stephen McCarthy, Tom Stevens, and Greg Sowders will hit the road starting September 11, 2019 in Louisville, KY. It's the band's first dates in the US since 2017.

Hyde Release New Album ANTI Out Worldwide Today Photo Hyde Release New Album ANTI Out Worldwide Today
by Tori Hartshorn - May 3, 2019

“'Mad Qualia' the latest [single from HYDE], will be a knockout on tour: black fuzz guitars and stuttering drums, HYDE racing out of that fury with rousing sing-along effect in a mixed rush of English and Japanese that suggests Metallica, Mötley Crüe and mid-Seventies UFO crushed into the same hooks. 'Zipang' will be a killer on the road too even without the record's guest pianist, Yoshiki: a dreamy neo-classical ride that blows up with Queen-like pomp. And while 'Fake Divine,' a Top 10 Japanese hit in October, has familiar soft-loud dynamics and raw vocal anguish--Foo Fighters have perfected that combo over 25 years--HYDE's single has an explosive class of its own. The pit will go crazy in the chorus.”

Binky Philips & The Planets To Release Debut Record After 47 Years Photo Binky Philips & The Planets To Release Debut Record After 47 Years
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 25, 2019

As amazing as it sounds, NYC rock legends Binky Philips & The Planets after 47 years will be releasing their debut album “Established 1972 NYC” on April 26th! David Fricke of Rolling Stone once described  the band as “the best rock & roll band I never saw or heard.” 

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Film To Get Blu-Ray Criterion Collection Release Photo HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Film To Get Blu-Ray Criterion Collection Release
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 15, 2019

This June, John Cameron Mitchell's film adaptation of his hit musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will get a special edition Blu-ray release as part of the Criterion Collection,

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