18.03.2015 news
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Look Behind the Scenes of “Sound & Color” with Brittany Howard at United Record Pressing

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Sound & Color as Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard takes us a tour of the United Record Pressing plant in Nashville, TN. Watch the video below, and get the album today!

Order the new Alabama Shakes album Sound & Color, out NOW:
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17.03.2015 news
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Watch Benjamin Booker’s Bonnaroo Performance

Didn’t make it to the Farm this year? You can check out Benjamin Booker’s performance at Bonnaroo courtesy of Red Bull TV. Head to the links below to watch two songs from his set, and check him out on tour this summer.

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Tour Dates:

6/26 – Pilton, UK – Glastonbury

6/27 – Beningen, Netherlands

6/28 – Paris, France – Festival Solidays

7/2 – Cognac, France – Cognac Blues Passions Festival

7/4 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival

7/5 – Milan, Italy – DIZ Festival

7/8 – Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy 2

7/9-7/11 – 2000Trees Festival – Cheltenham, UK

7/12 – Scotland, UK – T in the Park

7/13 – Montreaux, Switzerlamd – Montreux Jazz Festival

7/17 – Rathfarnham, Ireland – Longitude Festival

7/18 – Suffolk, UK – Latitude Festival

7/24 – Ansan, South Korea – Ansan Valley Rock Festival

7/26 – Niigata, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival

8/6 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

8/7 – BC, Canada – Squamish Valley Music Festival

8/8 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

8/9 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Fest

8/13 – Haldern, Germany – Haldern Pop Festival

8/14 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Stay out West

8/15 – Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival 2015

8/17 – Stavanger, Norway – Folken

8/18 – Bergen, Norway – Little Ole Bull

8/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier

8/20 – Aarhus, Denmark – Atlas

8/21 – Dornstadt, Germany – Obstwiesenfestival

8/22 – Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop

8/23 – Hamburg, Germany – MS Dockville

8/28-8/30 – Sparta, KY – NiFi Music Ignited

9/11-9/13 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

9/18 – Madison, WI – Live on King Street

9/19 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park

10/4 – Atlanta, GA – Afro–Punk

11/6-11/8 –Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Festival

11/21-11/22 – Mexico City, Mexico – Festival Corona Capital

01.03.2015 news
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New Kopecky Album ‘Drug for the Modern Age’ OUT NOW

Kopecky’s second full-length album Drug for the Modern Age is now available!

Get Drug for the Modern Age: official store | iTunes | Amazon 

You can stream the album in full on SPIN, who describe the record as “a collection of melodic tunes that prove pop can be deeply intimate and fiercely energetic at the same time.”

Check out the band’s tour dates below and snag tickets at their website.

Drug for the Modern Age serves up its share of intricately layered love songs as well, revealing Kopecky’s endless grace in merging sweetness and melancholy. With the band forever bound by their shared passion for purposeful songwriting, all that revelation and sometimes-painful truth-telling ultimately fulfills something central to Kopecky’s mission: a deeper and stronger connection with each person listening.

Tour Dates

5/14 at Camp House in Chattanooga, TN

5/15 at Vinyl in Atlanta, GA

5/17 at Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL

5/19 at Basement in Nashville, TN

5/22 at Live Oak in Fort Worth, TX

5/25 at The Casbah in San Diego, CA

5/26 at The Echo in Los Angeles, CA

5/29 at Bottlerock Festival in Napa, CA

5/31 at Sainte Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA

6/1 at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ

6/4 at Wakarusa in Ozark, AR

6/5 at Wanderlust Festival in Snowshoe, WV

6/6 at KINK on the Waterfront in Portland, OR

6/12 at MidPoint Music Fest in Cincinnati, OH

6/13 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL

6/16 at Vega in Lincoln, NE

6/18 at Vanguard in Tulsa, OK

6/20 at Turf Club in Minneapolis, MN

6/26 at U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC

6/27 at WYEP’s Summer Music Festival in Pittsburgh, PA

7/26 at XPoNential Music Festival in Camden, NJ

8/8 at Chateau Morrisette Winery in Floyd, VA

9/18 at Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion in Bristol, VA

01.03.2015 news
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Watch Alabama Shakes Perform on SNL and Letterman

Watch Alabama Shakes perform songs from their new album Sound & Color, out April 21, on SNL last night. Watch the Saturday Night Live performances of “Don’t Wanna Fight” and “Gimme All Your Love” below, and receive both tracks as instant downloads when you preorder the album. The band’s performance of “Don’t Wanna Fight” from Letterman is below as well:

Preorder “Sound & Color”:
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01.03.2015 news, Uncategorized
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Watch Brandi Carlile on Letterman with The Avett Brothers; Tour Dates

Brandi Carlile performed the American classic “Keep On The Sunny Side” with the Avett Brothers on the Late Show with David Letterman. Watch the performance below, and be sure to check out Brandi Carlile on tour! Dates are below, and tickets are available on her website.

Brandi Carlile Tour Dates:

May 22 – Portland ME @ State Theatre [SOLD OUT]

May 23 – Albany NY @ Palace Theatre

May 24 – Burlington VT @ Higher Ground [SOLD OUT]

May 27 – Toronto ON @ Danforth Music Hall

May 28 – Nelsonville OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival

May 29 – Royal Oak MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

May 30 – Indianapolis IN @ Egyptian Room

May 31 – Nelsonville OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival

Jun 02 – St Louis MO @ The Pageant

Jun 03 – Tulsa OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

Jun 05 – Dallas TX @ House of Blues

Jun 06 – Austin TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

Jun 07 – Houston TX @ Free Press Summer Fest

Jun 09 – New Orleans LA @ House of Blues

Jun 11 – Raleigh NC @ North Carolina Museum of Art

Jun 14 – Manchester TN @ Bonnaroo

Jul 22 – Vienna VA @ Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts w/ First Aid Kit

Jul 24 – Floyd VA @ Floydfest

Jul 25 – Newport RI @ Newport Folk Festival

Jul 27 – Pittsburgh PA @ Stage AE

Jul 28 – Cleveland OH @ House of Blues

Jul 30 – Grand Rapids MI @ Ravinia Festival w/ OCMS

Aug 01 – Des Moines IA @ Hinterland Music Festival

Aug 02 – Minneapolis MN @ Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

Aug 04 – Bayfield WI @ Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua

Aug 05 – Fargo ND @ Fargo Theatre

Aug 12 – Spokane WA @ Knitting Factory

Aug 13 – Boise ID @ Idaho Botanical Garden (w/ Iron & Wine)

Aug 15 – Morrison CO @ Red Rocks (w/ Gregory Alan Isakov)

Aug 16 – Salt Lake City UT @ Red Butte

Sep 12 – Troutdale OR @ Edgefield

Sep 13 – Jacksonville OR @ Britt Pavilion

Sep 18-20 – San Diego CA @ KAABOO

Oct 09 – New York City @ Radio City Music Hall

24.02.2015 news

SOJA Releases New Music Video “Shadow”, Raises Awareness For Out-Of-School Children in Ethiopia

SOJA Releases New Music Video “Shadow”, Raises Awareness For Out-Of-School Children in Ethiopia

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The Video Is Part Of UNICEF’s “Out-of-School” Children Initiative; 3 Million Children Remain Out Of School In The East African Nation

SOJA, in collaboration with UNICEF, are helping to highlight the problem of out-of-school children in Ethiopia through their new music video, “Shadow,” which was filmed in Jigiga, Ethiopia. An estimated 3 million primary school-aged children remain out of school in the East African nation. For more information, visit: http://www.AllInSchool.org/ You can watch + share the video HERE.

The global initiative calls for a greater investment in better data and demonstrates that reaching the most marginalized children may initially cost more but also yields greater benefits. Visit the UNICEF website for more information about the initiative: http://www.unicef.org/education/bege_61659.html 

“Shadow is a song for people as a whole everywhere in the world,” explains SOJA lead guitarist and vocalist Trevor Young. “It’s about realizing that we are all equals and should be treated that way. Education should be a basic human right for all people. We are excited to be releasing a music video that will spotlight the power of education and the severe lack of access to schools in Ethiopia.”

The song “Shadow” is featured on the band’s new album Amid The Noise And Haste (ATO Records) which was recently nominated for a GRAMMY in the “Best Reggae Album” category. The album originally debuted at #20 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart and #3 on iTunes Top Albums Chart. Rolling Stone said: “This new album will likely win friends, influence people, and make the country a better place.” USA Today gave the album 3 1/2 out of 4 stars, saying, “This band’s bouncy rhythms and soulful melodies carry potent messages of social justice.”

Amid The Noise And Haste was produced by multiple GRAMMY award winning Jamaican producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend). Amid The Noise And Haste features special guests including Michael Franti, Damian Marley, and Collie Buddz.

SOJA Tour Dates

Feb 25 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC

Feb 26 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

Feb 27 – The NorVa – Norfolk, VA

Feb 28 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA

Mar 1 – House Of Blues – Boston, MA

Mar 7 – Isla Grande Pier – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mar 14 – Festival Estéreo Picnic – Bogotá, Colombia

Apr 2-3 – Byron Bay Bluesfest – Byron Bay, Australia

Apr 4 – The Triffid – Brisbane, Australia

Apr 5 – Enmore Theatre – Sydney, Australia

Apr 6 – Byron Bay Bluesfest – Byron Bay, Australia

Apr 18 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO

May 19 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV

May 20-21 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

May 22 – California Roots – Monterey, CA

Jun 11-14 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN

June 26-28 – Festival Garorock – Marmande, France

Jul 3 – Festival Au Foin de la Rue – St. Denis de Gastines, France

Jul 4 – Summerjam Festival – Cologne, Germany

Jul 9-11 – All Good Music Festival – Summit Point, WV

SOJAPIC

17.02.2015 news
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GRAMMY winners Old Crow Medicine Show Release The Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer EP; Out Now

Get the EP at iTunes // Amazon

Today, Old Crow Medicine Show releases The Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer EP. The release contains the latest single from The Crow – “Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer.” This special 4 track EP also includes two tracks which were previously unavailable to fans – “Mother Church,” written in honor of Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and former long time home to the Grand Ole Opry, a live version of “The Warden”, and “I Done Wrong Blues” which was previously released on a limited edition 7″. A physical version of the EP will be available this spring.

Celebrated roots string band Old Crow Medicine Show won the GRAMMY for BEST FOLK ALBUM for their highly praised album Remedy on ATO Records. Remedy marked the highest Billboard debut in the band’s 18 year career and was praised by the press with coverage that included NPR Music, NPR Morning Edition, Garden & Gun, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Huffington Post, Associated Press and many more. Old Crow Medicine Show also performed on CONAN, headlined their biggest tour ever and most recently was the subject of an extensive profile on CBS This Morning.

Old Crow Medicine Show recently shot a video for their new single “Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer”, at Nashville’s famed Tennessee State Penitentiary, which was also the location for the acclaimed Tom Hanks film, The Green Mile. CMT will debut the video via a 48 Hour Exclusive Premiere on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown, CMT, and CMT.com on February 21st and 22nd.

With fans ranging from hipsters to college students to music purists young and old, Old Crow Medicine Show have remained an unwavering force in roots music. Now being recognized as the torch-bearers of traditional old-time string music, or Country Music as they like to refer to it, they proudly and successfully are doing their part to celebrate the integrity of the genre in the modern era. The EP is available now on iTunes and Amazon.

11.02.2015 news
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Order Sound & Color (Out NOW) from the ATO Shop

Order the new Alabama Shakes album Sound & Color now from the ATO shop!

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10.02.2015 news
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Alabama Shakes on ‘Mad Men’ Series Finale Trailer

Alabama Shakes “I Found You” (from their 2012 debut “Boys & Girls”) is featured in the trailer for the series finale of “Mad Men”!

Preorder new Alabama Shakes album “Sound & Color”:
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Alabama Shakes are heading out on tour, and the New York Times just published a tremendous review of last night’s Beacon Theater show. Check out the tour dates below, and buy tickets at their website.

Mar 14 | Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre (SOLD OUT)

Mar 15 | Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre (SOLD OUT)

Mar 17 | Madison, WI @ Overture Center for the ARts

Mar 18 | Champaign, IL @ Virginia Theatre

Mar 20 | Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall (SOLD OUT)

Mar 21 | Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre (SOLD OUT)

Apr 10 | Coachella (SOLD OUT)

Apr 11 | Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre

Apr 17 | Coachella (SOLD OUT)

Apr 18 | Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

May 28 | St. Louis, MO @ The Fabulous Fox Theatre

May 29 | Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre

Ma 30 | Minneapolis, MN @ Hall’s Island (SOLD OUT)

Jun 2 | Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park

Jun 3 | Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple

Jun 4 | Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam Festival

Jun 5 | Monmouth, NJ @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover

Jun 6 | Toronto, ON @ Garrison Common, Fort York

Jun 9 | Charlottesville, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion

Jun 10 | Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Jun 11 | Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo

Aug 16 | Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

10.02.2015 news
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Listen to new Rayland Baxter song “Yellow Eyes” on NPR; New Album Out Aug 14

Yellow Eyes,” the new single from acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Rayland Baxter, premiered today at NPR Music and can now be purchased at iTunes. You can pre-order his upcoming album Imaginary Man (Out Aug. 14) NOW.

Of the song, NPR Music’s Ann Powers praises, “Many musicians can craft about one-third of an excellent pop song. Some write beautiful bare melodies that drip into your head like honey into cake. Others are masters of tone, using genius arrangements and technical wizardry to craft a sound that transports, no matter the shape of the tune. Still others employ wit to craft characters that feel like friends. Rarely, a musician manages to do all three. On the new ‘Yellow Eyes,’ Rayland Baxter comes pretty darn close to such perfection.”

The song is from Baxter’s anticipated new full-length album, Imaginary Man, which will be released August 14 and is now available for pre-order.

Recorded in Nashville, the 11-track album was produced by Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Diamond Rugs) and Eric Masse (Andrew Combs, Robert Ellis) and features Bucky Baxter on pedal steel as well as Jessie Baylin, Isaaca Byrd (MYZICA), Mikky Ekko, Jordan Lehning (Caitlin Rose, Steelism) and Matt Vazquez (Delta Sprit) on background vocals.

Of the album, Baxter comments, “To me, Imaginary Man is an audible record of my journey down the bright blue river of imagination. It is a multicolored dream of song, a sonic birdbath if you may. The sounds and songs are as visual as they are tactile and it shows a bit more of who I have become as an artist, as continual and never ending as that process is.”

Imaginary Man follows Baxter’s highly praised debut feathers & fishHooks, which was released in 2012. Since then, Baxter has toured alongside Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Kacey Musgraves, The Head and the Heart, Shakey Graves, Boz Scaggs and Tedeschi Trucks Band, among many others. In celebration of the new album, Baxter will embark on a series of tour dates this summer and fall, including an appearance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. See below for more details. Additional dates to be announced shortly.

IMAGINARY MAN TRACK LISTING

1. Mr. Rodriguez

2. Oh My Captain

3. Mother Mother

4. Yellow Eyes

5. Rugged Lovers

6. Young Man

7. All In My Head

8. Freakin Me Out

9. Memories Of Old Hickory

10. Your Love

11. Lady Of The Desert

RAYLAND BAXTER TOUR DATES

June 10—Nashville, TN—Basement East

June 23—Bergen, Norway—Ole Bull Teater*

June 24—Oslo, Norway—Vulkan Arena*

June 25—Trondheim, Norway—Byscenen*

June 26—Ostersund, Sweden—Gamla Teatern*

June 27—Uppsala, Sweden—Katalin*

June 28—Stockholm, Sweden—Mosebacke Establissement*

June 30—Falkenberg, Sweden—Hwitan*

July 3—Berlin, Germany—Monarch Berlin

July 24 & 25—Floyd, VA—Floydfest

August 6—Boulder, CO—Triple A Radio Conference

August 25—Sparta, KY—Nifi Festival

October 2-4— Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival

October 9-11—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival

January 6-9—Miami, Belize City, Cozumel—Jam Cruise

*as part of the Rolling Rootsy Review

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