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    Mighty Cash Cats Channel Johnny Cash, June Carter With New LP “The Ballad of Johnny & June”

    Hailing from Ventura, California – where Johnny Cash, ‘The Man In Black,’ himself lived from 1961-1966 – is world-renowned Johnny Cash/June Carter tribute, the Mighty Cash Cats. Their new album, The Ballad of Johnny & June - culled from band namesakes Johnny Cash and June Carter - utilizes the sparse instrumentation of Sun Records, but with updated...
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    Richard Cartwright from Richard In Your Mind Chats Ponderosa on Vinyl, Jerky and Indian Influences

    Bespectacled and bearded, Richard Cartwright is found upstairs at Newtown Social preparing for his band’s vinyl launch show. His wiry yet charming presence is infectious as he chats Ponderosa on vinyl, the departure of their stick man and finding influences in India. Hey Richard, thanks for taking the time to chat. Do you want a beer? That’s okay man, but I don’t think...
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    ALTA - Awake For Days

    Master Melbourne duo, ALTA (not to be confused with Asta) graces and experiments with the electronic Australian music scene once again with their newly released EP, Awake For Days. The stylish girl-boy band concept never seemed more fun with vocalist Hannah Lesser and producer Julius Dowson who take on electric sound waves, upbeat synths...
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    The Vernons Rock The World Bar in Sydney, Australia

    Unimaginably seductive vocals, riffs bluesy enough to keep your mind subtly wondering, bass deep enough and hair sexy enough to tear through the entire psyche, and timing on point enough to give the band a solid heartbeat. It’s clear that The Vernons are a band so humbly superior, and so impressively beyond their years, that their second show in Sydney for...
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    Beth Hart Burns Down the 'Burgh

    Beth Hart is one of those gifted singers that draws immediate comparisons to some of the greatest of all time like Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin. She is a Grammy nominee. And you’ve probably never heard of her. Such is the peril of truly gifted artists in today’s musical landscape. The notoriety she has garnered is from a very specific...
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    The Music Streaming War and You

    Remember Napster? It was such a strange experience when it first came out. You’d spent most of your childhood listening to whatever tacky CDs your parents were into or my grand parents’ much cooler Pink Floyd vinyl collection. But downloading music form the internet? This was a whole new frontier all together. It was all sitting there in a folder on the desktop, hours and hours...
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    A Trio of Legends Grace New Multi-Format Releases

    Fans of The Rolling Stones, Carole King and Asia have to celebrate the release of highly-anticipated multi-format titles that have all found their release on June 23. Artist: The Rolling Stones. Title: From The Vault: The Marquee – Live in 1971 (Eagle Rock Entertainment). You might like if you enjoy: The Rolling Stones' 1970s recordings...
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    Rock, Blues and Roots Treasures Highlighted on New Discs

    Leave it to the gifted likes of Dawes, Roy Rogers, John Wetton, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, and The Rolling Stones to mix it up on their latest releases. Artist: Dawes. Title: All Your Favorite Bands (HUB Records). You might like if you enjoy: Jackson Browne, The Eagles, CCR. Tell me more: While Dawes is at the forefront of today's globe-spanning roots and...
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The Vernons Rock The World Bar in Sydney, Australia

Unimaginably seductive vocals, riffs bluesy enough to keep your mind subtly wondering, bass deep enough and hair sexy enough to tear through the entire psyche, and timing on point enough to give the band a solid heartbeat. It’s clear that The Vernons are a band so humbly superior, and so impressively beyond their years, that their second show in Sydney for......

 
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Beth Hart Burns Down the 'Burgh

Beth Hart is one of those gifted singers that draws immediate comparisons to some of the greatest of all time like Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin. She is a Grammy nominee. And you’ve probably never heard of her. Such is the peril of truly gifted artists in today’s musical landscape. The notoriety she has garnered is from a very specific......

 
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The Music Streaming War and You

Remember Napster? It was such a strange experience when it first came out. You’d spent most of your childhood listening to whatever tacky CDs your parents were into or my grand parents’ much cooler Pink Floyd vinyl collection. But downloading music form the internet? This was a whole new frontier all together. It was all sitting there in a folder on the desktop, hours and hours......

 
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Four Unexpected Benefits of a Professional Song Critique

As a part of my work with new songwriters, I spend a decent amount of time consulting with them about their songs. One thing that I’ve noticed is that there’s a tendency for new songwriters to look at critiques as a direct means of making their critiqued song “better.” However, it’s my belief that even - or especially - if you don’t agree with any or all of the suggestions, there......

 
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How to Give a Good Interview

A music publicist breaks down seven basic tips to help you stay focused and confident and help you learn how to give a good interview to media or radio. how to give a good interviewAs a music publicist, I’ve worked with a lot of bands and musical acts, from many different levels of success. In more than a few cases, I’d say the artist’s interview skills could......

 
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ALTA - Awake For Days

Master Melbourne duo, ALTA (not to be confused with Asta) graces and experiments with the electronic Australian music scene once again with their newly released EP, Awake For Days. The stylish girl-boy band concept never seemed more fun with vocalist Hannah Lesser and producer Julius Dowson who take on electric sound waves, upbeat synths......

 
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A Trio of Legends Grace New Multi-Format Releases

Fans of The Rolling Stones, Carole King and Asia have to celebrate the release of highly-anticipated multi-format titles that have all found their release on June 23. Artist: The Rolling Stones. Title: From The Vault: The Marquee – Live in 1971 (Eagle Rock Entertainment). You might like if you enjoy: The Rolling Stones' 1970s recordings......

 
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Rock, Blues and Roots Treasures Highlighted on New Discs

Leave it to the gifted likes of Dawes, Roy Rogers, John Wetton, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, and The Rolling Stones to mix it up on their latest releases. Artist: Dawes. Title: All Your Favorite Bands (HUB Records). You might like if you enjoy: Jackson Browne, The Eagles, CCR. Tell me more: While Dawes is at the forefront of today's globe-spanning roots and......

 
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Billy Price and Otis Clay - This Time For Real

Soul music at its best here. As usual, there's nothing to fault with Otis Clay, a genuine voice of southern soul from backwoods Mississippi who learned his craft in the churches, bars and Juke Joints of his native deep south before moving, like many musicians before him, to the northern blues capital, Chicago. Here he refined his craft and became an important and......

 
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Dan Livingstone & The Griffintown Jug Addicts - Self-Titled

This is a delicious album full of traditional, acoustic blues music from an American picker now based in French Canada, Montreal. The music comes from a bellowing, billowing Jug Band of the old kind, full of whomping sound, style and love for the music. The nine tracks cover the usual gamut of acoustic blues from Fred Mc Dowell's 'Write Me A Few Of Your Lines'......

 
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Mighty Cash Cats Channel Johnny Cash, June Carter With New LP “The Ballad of Johnny & June”

Hailing from Ventura, California – where Johnny Cash, ‘The Man In Black,’ himself lived from 1961-1966 – is world-renowned Johnny Cash/June Carter tribute, the Mighty Cash Cats. Their new album, The Ballad of Johnny & June - culled from band namesakes Johnny Cash and June Carter - utilizes the sparse instrumentation of Sun Records, but with updated......

 
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Richard Cartwright from Richard In Your Mind Chats Ponderosa on Vinyl, Jerky and Indian Influences

Bespectacled and bearded, Richard Cartwright is found upstairs at Newtown Social preparing for his band’s vinyl launch show. His wiry yet charming presence is infectious as he chats Ponderosa on vinyl, the departure of their stick man and finding influences in India. Hey Richard, thanks for taking the time to chat. Do you want a beer? That’s okay man, but I don’t think......

 
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Ferris Wheels, Unicorns and Glitter with GRRL PAL

Perth duo Danny K and Jay LeKat are an unstoppable fun time machine. Exploring Darling Harbour we chatted ferris wheels, unicorns and glitter with GRRL PAL. Okay the ferris wheel is moving! JAY: Oh no! We’re spinning! And we just had breakfast! Oh fuck we’re really high up, I don’t like it up here! DANNY: Are we safe? I don’t know. There’s a really......

 
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Diana Upton Hill - A 12-Pack of Questions

With musical roots that began at the age of three, Diana was reared among rehearsals for her father's country-rock band. Her journey began in elementary school when she picked up the flute and would later engage piano lessons and choir. After years of traversing through a variety of options, she settled in her shoes as a vocalist and honed her performance......

 
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Catlips Talks the Power of An Artist’s Image

Katie Campbell may seem like a regular gal by day, but at night (and most days really) she dons the colourful identity of Catlips. The only thing trippier than her vibrant outfits is the futuristic electronica she creates. On a sunny morning in the Chinese Garden of Friendship Katie chatted about building her image, fashion and exploring her art through other mediums....

 
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Ron Sexsmith at The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA

Few songwriters have earned the level of well-deserved praise afforded Ron Sexsmith even while continuing to work mostly under the radar. Though the multi-Juno Award winner has earned notice from the celebrated likes of Elvis Costello, Elton John and Paul McCartney since releasing his solo debut album in 1995, the Canadian tunesmith has continued to perform at relatively small......

 
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Hozier in Concert - Atlanta

Irish musician and singer / songwriter Hozier brought his unique musical style to the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, where he performed for a packed venue of fans. Hozier came to prominence with the release of his debut album, Take Me to Church, in 2013. In just two short years, he has garnered dedicated fans around the world and released......

 
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Tesla in Concert - Atlanta

Hair Metal rockers Tesla made a stop on their tour at The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta, where they rocked the house with their hits including "Comin' Atcha Live", "Gettin' Better", "Modern Day Cowboy", and "Love Song". Comprised of Jeff Keith on lead vocals, Brian Wheat on bass, guitarists Frank Hannon and Dave Rude, and drummer Troy Luccketta, Tesla has......

 
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The Doobie Brothers, Don Felder and Pat Simmons Jr. in Concert - Alpharetta, Ga

It is a clear sign of continued success when, year after year, The Doobie Brothers pack venues with fans while performing a nearly identical show on tour to the one a year earlier. That's exactly what happened Saturday night at the Verizon Wireless Encore Amphitheater in Alpharetta, Ga., when the legendary rockers, along with The Eagles founding ......

 
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Coachella 2015

What do rock ‘n’ roll legends AC/DC and Steely Dan, modern-day favorites Florence + the Machine and Interpol, Americana champions Sturgill Simpson and Ryan Adams, underground heroes Sloan and Built to Spill and emerging greats Hozier and St. Paul & The Broken Bones have in common? All were among the outstanding performers I caught......

 


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