Alabama Shakes Win GRAMMYs for Best Alternative Music Album, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance + Best Engineered Album!
Congratulations to Alabama Shakes on their GRAMMY wins!
Shawn Everett, Bob Ludwig, and the Alabama Shakes brought home the GRAMMY for Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) for Sound & Color.
The band also took home trophies for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for “Don’t Wanna Fight” and Best Alternative Music Album. Sound & Color was also nominated for Album of the Year and Producer of the Year.
Get Sound & Color at iTunes: http://smarturl.it/shakes-scitunes
Tune in to CBS Monday night at 8PM EST for the live broadcast of the 58th GRAMMY awards! Alabama Shakes, whose album Sound & Color is nominated for six awards including Album of the Year, will perform at the ceremony. Other artists scheduled to perform include Adele, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and many more. ATO artist Brandi Carlile is also up for a GRAMMY this year – her album The Firewatcher’s Daughter is nominated for Best Americana Album.
Watch a remix of all the Album of the Year nominees, featuring “Don’t Wanna Fight”:
Join us at Blackheart (86 Rainey St, Austin TX) on March 17 for an official SXSW showcase with our friends at Harvest Records! ATO artists Margaret Glaspy, Rayland Baxter, Joseph, and Sun Club will be performing.
8PM – The Greeting Committee
9PM – Margaret Glaspy
10PM – Rayland Baxter
11PM – Joseph
12AM – Sun Club
1AM – Harriet
Allen Stone’s album Radius is now available in a deluxe edition with seven brand new tracks!
Bouncy, bright and a truly deluxe release with 21 total tracks, soul artist Allen Stone‘s Radius (Deluxe Edition) is out now. Made in close collaboration with Swedish soul singer/songwriter/phenom Magnus Tingsek and producers Benny Cassette (Kanye West) and Malay (Frank Ocean), Radius (Deluxe Edition) captures the warm energy of that creative connection and transports the listener to a higher and more exalted plane.
3/26 – 3/28 – Byron Bay, AUS – Byron Bay Bluesfest
3/30 – Marrickville, NSW – The Factory Theatre
3/31 – Melbourne, VIC – The Corner Hotel
4/11 – London, UK – Scala
4/12 – Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie
4/13 – Bourges, FRA – Bourges Festival
4/15 – Barcelona, ESP – La2
4/16 – Madrid, ESP – Taboo
4/18 – Zurich, CHE – Papiersaal
4/19 – Milano, ITA – BIKO Club
4/20 – Munich, DEU – Strom
4/21 – Berlin, DEU – Bi Nuu
4/23 – Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Medis
4/24 – Oslo, NOR – John Dee
4/25 – Copenhagen, DNK – Pumpehuset
4/27 – Hamburg, DEU – Mojo Club
4/28 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
4/29 – Nijmegen, NLD – Doornroosje
4/30 – Groningen, NLD – Oosterpoort
5/11 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
5/12 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
5/14 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
5/15 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop
5/17 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
5/18 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
5/19 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
5/20 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
5/21 – Virginia Beach, VA – Chic’s Beach Festival
5/27 – 5/29 – George, WA – Sasquatch! Festival
6/4 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
6/4 – 6/5 – Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Festival
6/9 – 6/12 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
8/5 – Mammoth Lakes, CA – Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza
“Complex, deceptively heavy riffs with vocals that really stand out and grab you by the throat.” – Noisey
3/12 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theater ^
3/15-3/20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
4/12 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada +
4/13 – Austin, TX @ Lambert’s +
4/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar +
4/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo +
4/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s +
4/19 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios +
4/20 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern +
4/21 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux +
4/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court +
4/23 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive +
4/25 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room +
4/26 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway +
4/27 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar +
5/22 – Northampton, MA @ Signature Sounds
6/13 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite&
6/14 – Raleigh, NC @ Haw River Ballroom&
6/15 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry&
6/19 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club&
6/21 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace&
6/22 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall&
6/24 – Pawling, NY@ Daryl’s House&
^ With Lake Street Dive
+ With Mount Moriah
& With Lucius
“Sonic debauchery, as intoxicating as it is lawless.” – Stereogum
Weds 3/16 – New Shapes Party @ Barracuda at 12:00 pm
Thurs 3/17 – ATO Official Showcase @ Blackheart (86 Rainey St) at 12:00AM
Fri 3/18 – The Yard @ 902 E Cesar Chavez at 7:30PM
Sat 3/19 – Do512’s The Big One @ Barracuda (611 E. 7th St.) at 12:30PM
Sat 3/19 – Floodfest @ Cedar Street Courtyard (208 W 4th St) at 3:00 PM
Apr-20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
Apr-21 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
Apr-22 – Columbus OH – Rhumba Cafe
Apr-23 – Detroit, MI – UFO Factory
Apr-25 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Apr-26 – Madison, WI – The Frequency
Apr-27 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
Apr-28 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
Apr-29 – Indianapolis, IN – Joyful Noise
May 1 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR
On April 15th, ATO will release Patty Griffin’s monumental 2002 album 1000 Kisses on vinyl for the first time. Newly remastered, it includes a 16 page 7.5” lyric booklet and digital download.
Griffin’s official 3rd album, Silver Bells, was held hostage in a typical post 90’s major label vice of mergers, layoffs, and uncertainty about what to do with an actual artist. With the album on the shelf indefinitely (it eventually saw the light in 2013), Griffin was free to follow her instincts creatively. Around the same time, her guitarist Doug Lancio was building an informal home studio in his Nashville basement and suggested she come by to do some recording for fun. Griffin says: “I had all these songs that got passed over for other records because they weren’t obvious pop songs… so I said to Doug, ‘Why don’t we co-produce my next record?’”. 1000 Kisses was recorded over 5 days. It was the first of 4 albums for ATO and went on to be nominated for a Grammy award.
If you were watching the Bonnaroo lineup announcement on Conan last night, you may have been confused and asked yourself, “What is The Claypool Lennon Delirium?” This morning Rolling Stone answered that question and debuted the duo’s first single “Cricket and the Genie” from their new album coming this year.
“Sean and I hit it off during our Primus, Dinosaur Jr., GOASTT summer tour. We had a few backstage, acoustic jamborees that I found interesting but when he sat in with us and melted our faces with his guitar during Southbound Pachyderm, I realized that this fella had some chops. Primus was about to take some time off and I was gearing up a new project so I asked Sean if he’d like to come to Rancho Relaxo and see if we couldn’t get some interesting sounds on tape. Next thing I know he’s staying in my guesthouse over the holidays and we’re drinking vino, hunting mushrooms and throwing musical pasta at the walls.
One thing I think folks will be surprised by is what a monster of a guitar player Sean is. Not only does he have technical ability, but also the sounds that come out of his rig tend to be pretty bent and compelling. His DNA definitely shines through, though it isn’t just his father’s musical sensibilities that he reflects but also his mother’s abstract perspective, which to me, makes for a glorious freak stew.
Basically it was like two guys being stuck in a tree fort full of instruments and vintage recording gear, trying to keep up with each other’s musical and lyrical output. It was a very easy and natural record to make and not only have Sean and I become very good friends but he has been embraced by my family like an eccentric, surrogate uncle; sitting at the dinner table nightly debating with my daughter about everything from pop culture to politics. He’s a good egg. I look forward to traveling around in a shiny box with him this summer, playing this music for the folks.
I have to say…It’s pretty cool being in a band with Neil Diamond’s nephew.”
2016 is off to an explosive start for Brandi Carlile – with her first ever GRAMMY nomination (for Best Americana Album) and a stunning performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Watch her performance of “The Things I Regret below, and check out her new tour dates HERE.
Watch Margaret Glaspy’s new session videos for “You and I” and “Somebody to Anybody,” shot at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn: