Tag Archives: music news

Bryan Adams’ RECKLESS Re-Release!

Almost 30 years since the debut of one of the most iconic albums in music history, Reckless, Universal Music Enterprises is set to re-release Bryan Adams’ game-changing record on November 24, 2014 in North America.  The re-release features a lavish four-disc super-deluxe edition of Reckless housed in a DVD case-sized hardback book that …
Posted in Front Featured, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s All Black & White For Brett Eldredge’s New Music Video “Mean To Me”

On the heels of back to back No. 1 singles, CMA’s New Artist of the Year nominee Brett Eldredge is quickly climbing the charts again with his new single, “Mean To Me.” For the romantic song, which Brett recently performed following a …
Posted in Front Featured, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

9th Annual Smithfield Music’s Aiken & Friends Brings Top-Notch Performers To Virginia Oct. 3-4

The 9th Annual Smithfield Music’s Aiken & Friends Fest is once again bringing top-notch performers to the region for the October 3-4 event.  The Fest is the area’s premiere live entertainment event of the year and proceeds benefit youth music …
Posted in Front Featured, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Garth Brooks Confirms Album Street Date During Atlanta Press Conference

Singer / songwriter Garth Brooks confirmed today at his tour press conference in Atlanta that his highly-anticipated new album will be available on November 11th.  The album will be released on Pearl/RCA Nashville and will feature his current hit on …
Posted in Front Featured, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Garth Brooks Weekend in Atlanta

It was a Garth Brooks weekend in Atlanta, where the Country Music superstar opened his seven-date run at the Philips Arena. Kicking off the weekend, Garth and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, held a press conference at The Child Life Zone at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. There, he and Trisha both announced their upcoming albums and talked about the tour. This is Garth’s first return to the south in 18 years. All seven dates in Atlanta have sold out.
Posted in Photos, Slider | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , |

Owl John – Self Titled

I just bought tickets to see Wil Wagner because The Smith Street Band aren’t touring right now. A while back I went to a Conor Oberst gig and overheard three separate people hoping he’d play Bright Eyes material. Whenever flagship frontmen embark on their own musical endeavours, I’m wont to take it with a pinch of salt. It’s not so much that I doubt the quality of the new, ‘distinct’ material: the proof is in all three of the…
Posted in CD Review, Slider | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , |

Interview with Fractures

Coming away from a series of gigs Happy spoke to Fractures about the inspirations behind his atmospheric tracks, his Splendour experience and heaven forbid, what he would be doing instead of music. What are some songs or artists that have influenced you musically and personally? I wouldn’t say any specific song comes to mind as having a direct influence on either aspect of my life. A lot of the time songs will…
Posted in Interviews, Slider | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , |

10 Great Grunge Bands

Grunge bloomed from the mid-to-late ‘80s Seattle music scene with fuzzy, distorted electric guitars, angst-y vocals and a general rebellion against the establishment. After the mainstream breakthrough of Nirvana’s Nevermind album in 1991, the genre became the most popular style of rock music in the ‘90s. Grunge is still in the spotlight today, with many of those classic lineups touring and releasing new music. Songs…
Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , |

New Queen Forever CD Collection Brings New Freddie Mercury Songs to Light Nov. 11

Three previously unreleased Queen tracks featuring late singer Freddie Mercury spearhead an exciting new Queen album, Queen Forever, due November 11th 2014 on Hollywood Records. The tracks include a long anticipated song from Queen and Michael Jackson, “There Must Be …
Posted in Front Featured, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

American Idol’s Michael Sarver Named “One To Watch”

Michael Sarver, the hard-working oil rigger and Top 10 American Idol finalist, has been named “One To Watch” by popular country music website CMChatLive.com. This is the second time the site has cast their spotlight on the country singer/songwriter. Sarver’s …
Posted in Front Featured, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Preorders Available Now for Stoney Larue’s “Aviator” Out October 27

Stoney LaRue’s eONE debut AVIATOR, is now available for preorders at iTunes, Amazon and Lone Star Music, including a collector’s edition vinyl offering at Amazon.  On the strength of his lead-off single “Golden Shackles” and the CMT-premiered video “First One …
Posted in Front Featured, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Stony Plain Records Signs Blues Hall of Famer Billy Boy Arnold

Stony Plain Records announces the signing of legendary Chicago blues harmonica master Billy Boy Arnold, and will release his new CD, The Blues Soul of Billy Boy Arnold, on October 21. Produced by Duke Robillard, Arnold’s new CD showcases his …
Posted in Front Featured, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Alabama Singer Lisa Mills Says I’m Changing on New CD Coming Oct. 21

Blues, roots and gospel singer Lisa Mills announces an October 21 release date for her new CD, I’m Changing, on her Mills Bluz Records label, distributed nationally by Burnside Distribution. I’m Changing was recorded primarily at Back Door studios in …
Posted in Front Featured, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Markus James Releases New Album “Head for the Hills” Oct. 28

Firenze Records announces an October 28th release date for Markus James’ new album, Head for the Hills. Recorded in Holly Springs, Como, Senatobia and Luxahoma, Mississippi, as well as in Northern California, Head for the Hills showcases Markus James on …
Posted in Front Featured, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

The World According to Heavy Metal

Metal music comes straight from the gut, with its high volume, dramatic guitar solos and relentless rhythms. The metal genre encompasses a long list of different sounds and subgenres, but they are have one commonality: an affinity for all things heavy. Read on for 10 quotes from some of our favorite headbangers. It’s The World According to Heavy Metal, baby!
Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Keats Collective – Paradise

I’m no stranger to the plethora of Youtube channels that saturate the internet with electronic remixes of Motown and RnB acapellas. I’m well acquainted with the ever-popular white cursive logo over videos of bikini-clad women. It seems that everyone is hopping on the summer music bandwagon, and though I’ve lost track of what song fits what genre, it’s clear that electronica is experiencing a rebirth.
Posted in CD Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , |

How to Play Slide Guitar In 10 Minutes

Sometimes it takes a little guidance to open up the door to new vistas in guitar playing. Earlier this month I taught an “Introduction To Slide Guitar” workshop at the Tall City Blues Festival in Midland, Texas, with the promise that students would be playing slide by the time they left the room. At the start of the workshop most of the players in attendance said that even beginning to play with a slide was a mystery they’d had trouble…
Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Russian Punk Pioneers Tarakany! Release Video for “God and Police”

Moscow punk pioneers Tarakany! are debuting the music video for their single “God and Police” which comes off their album, MaximumHappy and features Chris No. 2 from Anti-Flag. “God and Police” speaks up against church and state, the two stereotypical pillars of Russian culture, …
Posted in Front Featured, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Restless Heart Signs on with The Agency Group

Country music group RESTLESS HEART has signed on with THE AGENCY GROUP (TAG) for exclusive live booking representation.  TAG’s Travis James will act as the band’s responsible agent. “The Agency Group is extremely proud to become a part of the outstanding legacy …
Posted in Front Featured, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Kenny Rogers Joins Dan Rather on AXS TV’s ‘The Big Interview’ Tuesday Sept. 23

Country Music Hall of Famer, multi-award-winning songwriter/singer, consummate entertainer and acclaimed actor Kenny Rogers sits down with veteran newsman Dan Rather for an in depth interview where he discusses his legendary five-plus decade career on AXS TV’s THE BIG INTERVIEW, …
Posted in Front Featured, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , |