Author Archives: Dan Harr

Smith & Wesley Present Choices & Chances on Debut CD Coming July 17

Chattanooga-based Garage Door Records announces a July 17 release date for the label debut from country music group Smith & Wesley, Choices & Chances, distributed nationally by Burnside Distribution. The band will celebrate Choices & Chances with a special a …
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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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Two-time Golden Globe Winner Vonda Shepard to Release New Album on July 10

Singer-songwriter Vonda Shepard announces the upcoming release of her 14th album, “Rookie,” on July 10, 2015, funded through Kickstarter and under her own label. Shepard will release this album in celebration of being 25 years since the release of her self-titled …
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Memphis May Fire Debut “Stay The Course” Video

Memphis May Fire just debuted their new video for “Stay the Course,“ a new single off Unconditional: Deluxe Edition. The new album is a re-release of Unconditional with additional tracks, available for pre-order on iTunes now and expected to be available on July 17th. Watch here: https://youtu.be/Wc_Fa6BoQrw The last album Unconditional hit #1 on Billboard’s …
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Nova Heart Share New Single “Lackluster No”

“Lackluster No” is the first single from Beijing’s Nova Heart who will be releasing their selftitled debut LP this fall, on October 2nd (via FakeLoveMusic). Nova Heart are compriased of Bo Xuan (bass), Shi Lu a.k.a. Atom (drums), and Helen Feng (vox, keys) the former MTV VJ …
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Seapony Share New Single “Let Go” From Upcoming LP “A Vision” Out 7/31

After a two year hiatus, Seapony is returning this summer with their 3rd LP, A Vision which features some of the band’s most fully realized songs to date, balancing wistfully crafted acoustic numbers with perfectly blissed out guitar pop jams.” …
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SHATTERED SUN Reveals Exclusive Guitar, Bass and Drum Play-Through Videos

Texas metal frontrunners SHATTERED SUN have revealed four brand new play-through gear videos – including guitars, bass, and drums – available for viewing now. Check out the links below and get ready to witness SHATTERED SUN on this summer’s Rockstar …
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The Devil Wears Prada Reveal Details About “Space” EP

The Devil Wears Prada’s first official release since 2013, the conceptual “Space” EP, will be in-stores on August 21 (Rise Records), the band announced today.  Pre-orders can be placed at http://tdwp.merchnow.com The “Space” EP is comprised of six songs and is a wholly-collaborative …
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Amy Schumer to Open for Madonna in NYC

Earlier today Amy Schumer posted her “audition” tape that earned her the opening slot in New York City for Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour. You can watch the clip HERE. Schumer will join Madonna for the following shows of her tour. …
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TG SHEPPARD Announces Summer Tour 2015

Country star TG Sheppard takes to the road this summer for the next leg of his 2015 tour, with a schedule packed with dates across the United States. With headlining stops from Virginia to Nevada, Sheppard continues his coast-to-coast celebration …
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Saint Asonia Announce Self-Titled Debut Album Due Out July 31st

Saint Asonia featuring two of the biggest forces in rock radio over the past decade, Adam Gontier (formerly of Three Days Grace) and Mike Mushok (of Staind), along with band mates Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo) and Rich Beddoe  (Finger Eleven), …
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New Jersey Rocker Rich Lynch Warns Against Loss of Freedoms on “All Rights Reversed”

New Jersey rocker Rich Lynch returns in June 2015 with his latest digital release “All Rights Reversed ” that finds the singer tackling a major issue that impacts the lives of all citizens in the United States and the world …
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Royal Blood’s Debut Album Climbs To No. 5 On The Billboard Albums Chart

UK duo Royal Blood’s heralded debut self-titled album has climbed to No. 5 on the Billboard Albums Chart ten months after its release. Following a remarkable appearance on the famed Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM on Tuesday, June 9th, their …
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Madonna’s New Video for “Bitch I’m Madonna” Available Now on VEVO

In case you missed it, Madonna’s new video for “Bitch I’m Madonna” is now available on her Vevo page HERE. The video, directed by longtime collaborator Jonas Åkerlund, premiered yesterday on music streaming service Tidal. The video features guest stars: Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Diplo, …
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Magnolia Fest 2015 Announces Lineup Additions

Magnolia Fest celebrates its 19th year at the magnificent Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL on October 15-18, 2015 and is thrilled to announce a handful of additions to this Fall’s lineup including The Del McCoury …
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The Neverclaim’s “The Joy” Releases July 17

Acclaimed pop / rock / worship band The Neverclaim announces the July 17 release of its first full-length studio album in two years, The Joy, from Radiate with The Fuel Music distribution. Pre-orders for the album can be placed now …
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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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