Category Archives: Music

Her Majesty Presents Shaken Not Stirred – The Music of James Bond at NYC’s The Django!

Come dressed to kill, grab a drink, and take aim at a night of music with everyone’s favorite secret agent. Served straight up with a twist, Shaken Not Stirred: The Music of James Bond premieres at The Django NYC on September 10th.

The revue features top Broadway performers like P.J. Griffith, Julia Haltigan, Natalie Joy Johnson, Matt Hetherington and Grace Stockdale and saucy comedy and variety acts, including Kevin Carr, Anna Copacabana, Amy Gordon, Trixie Little and the Romanova Dancers.

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Barron Ryan Cracks Tiger Rag for Its 100th Anniversary!

Barron Ryan – Photo by Daniel Folkers

On the 100th anniversary of its debut, played by the Original Dixieland Jass Band, Barron Ryan has released Tiger Rag as a single on his eponymous label.

Tiger Rag is one of the most complex pieces of popular music ever composed and it took Ryan 18 months to crack it. Watch him play it and talk about the journey to mastering it.

Tiger Rag is featured on Ryan’s new album, The Master’s Apprentice.

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Coheed and Cambria Rocks MD! By Sean Heintzelman

Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria at Filmore Silver Spring, MD. Photo by Sean Heintzelman

If the nostalgia of a new Dave & Busters in downtown Silver Spring wasn’t enough, then the local concert venue usually has you covered.  On May 6th the Fillmore hosted Coheed and Cambria’s “Good Apollo: I’m Burning Star IV Neverender” tour, dedicated to their 2005 album of the same name.  It’s amazing when a rock band has lasted so long in this day and age, let alone sells out a venue within hours.

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Jonny Lang Releases First Album In Four Years; Starts World Tour!

Jonny Lang is one of the pre-eminent bluesman today – and it’s been four years since he released album.

Signs, on Concord Records, will be released in North America on September 28th (pre-orders are being taken for the physical release now).

Lang’s 2017 World Tour in support of Signs begins on May 18th in the Rochester Lilac Festival in Rochester NY.

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The Afghan Whigs Announce North American and European Tour Dates!

The Afghan Whigs – Photo by Chris Cuffaro/Courtesy of The Afghan Whigs

Hard on the heels of the release of their new album, The Afghan Whigs In Spades, on May 5th, the band has announced the dates for a North American tour beginning in September – following a European tour that gets underway on May 26th.

The Whigs will be supported by special guest Har Mar on all dates.

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RockBeat Records Releasing Historic Rock, Folk & Blues Albums!

RockBeat Records may not be an instantly recognizable label, but they are re-releasing some of the most influential music in rock, folk blues history – albums from Arthur Lee and Love, Phil Ochs, Doc Watson, Freddie Fender, Big Joe Williams, Del Shannon, Mississppi John Hurt and Mighty Joe Young.

Significant albums by all these legendary artists will be released between May 5th and July 7th – a veritable cornucopia of brilliant albums that have long been thought lost and forgotten.

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Still There’ll Be More Dept: Most Performers Announced for 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards!

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will co-host the 52nd ACM Awards® – Photo courtesy of the Academy of Country Music

Lauren Daigle, Faith Hill, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban have been added to the list of performers at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards – leaving one to wonder when there’ll be time to actually give out the awards!

Luke Bryant and Dierks Bentley will host the ACM Awards – and CBS will broadcast them live – from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2nd (8/7C).

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Adam Ant Launches New Tour!

Following his “Kings of the Wild Frontier” tour earlier this year that saw pop icon Adam Ant play his landmark album to over 50,000 fans in sold-out venues throughout North America and the UK, Adam has announced his North American ANTHEMS – The Singles tour for September, 2017. Adam will play his classic chart-topping singles as well as rare singles, B sides and personal favorites.  For more information, visit http://www.adam-ant.com.

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Kentucky Headhunters Premiere Music Video for God Loves a Rolling Stone!

The Kentucky Headhunters

The Kentucky Headhunters (yes, they’re still together!) are renowned for their blazing instrumental work but they’ve always been more than capable of selling a story in a song.

God Loves a Rolling Stone is the band’s first single from their latest album, On Safari – and today they launched the music video to accompany it. The song is an anthem to value of every human being.

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Performers Announced for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards®!

The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards® is coming up and one of the more interesting collaborations featured will be a performance by Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys (see announcement video above).

Other performers announced including Jason Aldean, hosts Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan (separately), Lady Antebellum and more.

Bentley and Bryan host the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards® live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2nd (8/7C).

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