What do you get when you combine nostalgia with great rock & roll and blues? Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest returns for its sophomore tour with a line-up that includes rock and blues greats Ten Years After, Edgar Winter Band, Canned Heat, Rick Derringer and Pat Travers.
The your, which kicks off on July 27th, has booked twenty stops so far. For more details and a list of the twenty stops already booked, follow the jump.
It’s been several decades since Katey Sagal sang back-up for Bob Dylan, Bette Milder and Etta James, but the Sons of Anarchy star says that in spite of her success as an actress, music is still her true passion. So it’s with that in mind that a touring show was put together— KATEY SAGAL: An Evening of Music and the Cast of Sons of Anarchy. The first tour dates will consist of a Midwest run April 18 through 21 (dates and information below).
One of the most intriguing and entertaining albums of the last few years was 2009’s N.A.S.A.’s The Spirit of Apollo, music by the most unlikely (and yet perfect) collection of collaborators – like Tom Waits and Cool Keith (as one remarkable example). Check out the trailer of documentary of the making of the album, which will become available on March 26th through most digital retailers.
iAlbums is a free music streaming site that gives you a new way to explore music. Not only is it the largest free music streaming site around – with over 11 million tracks by 2.6 million artists (I’m listening to No More Shall We Part by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds as I write this), it also does things no other site does, like giving you the music that influenced your favorite artists – while also giving your the latest news, reviews and related information about those artists. The folks behind the site say you can think of iAlbums as a kind of ‘Pinterest for music.’
For more details, follow the jump to the official press release.
There’s an independent Korean band from L.A called “Monsters Calling Home” and like many unsigned musical artists, they are attempting to gain more fans and make their music known. On April 22nd, 2012 Monsters Calling Home had uploaded to Youtube their video for the song “Fight To Keep”. The band decided to get really creative and filmed the entire video inside their Honda cars realizing that the acoustics in their vehicles were perfect for recording. Check out “Fight To Keep”: [click to continue…]
September 18th, 2012 marks the release date of the brand new album from Poughkeepsie, NY alternative rock band Abel entitled “Make It Right”. The album “Make It Right” was produced by Matt Malpass (Manchester Orchestra, Lydia, Copeland) and it will be released independently. Abel has been working on this album for the past two years and is continuing to gain attention up to the release date. Abel: Make It Right was even named “Absolute 100 of 2012″ by AbsolutePunk.net [click to continue…]
The Full score/soundtrack to the upcoming video game Borderlands 2, is expected to be released next month and will be filled with many different themes. More details from the press release after the jump: [click to continue…]