Saturday, May 21, 2022

Monophonics - Sage Motel [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Monophonics Release “Sage Motel” Video
Title Track From New Full-Length Sage Motel
Out Now via Colemine Records

Bay Area-based Monophonics released their video for “Sage Motel,” the title track from their new full-length out now via Colemine Records. The world's premier psychedelic soul band, Monophonics cordially invites you to attend the grand re-opening of the once thriving, once vibrant establishment, the legendary Sage Motel. A place where folks experience the highs and lows of human existence. A place where big dreams and broken hearts live, where people arrive without ever knowing how they got there. It's where individuals find themselves at a crossroads in life. 

Watch video here “Sage Motel” and explore website

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Janiva Magness "Strong As Steel" [LYRIC VIDEO]

Janiva Magness Shares Autobiographical New Single “Strong As Steel” From Forthcoming Album Hard to Kill Out June 24 Via Fathead Records

Sneak Peek Of Weeds Like Us Audiobook Out Now

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and author Janiva Magness releases “Strong As Steel,” the latest single from her forthcoming album Hard to Kill (out June 24 via Fathead Records). She also shares a sneak peek at the audiobook version of her profoundly moving 2019 memoir, Weeds Like Us, which releases simultaneously with the new album this summer. Both the single and the audiobook introduction were featured at American Blues Scene this week. 

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Pete Muller featuring Melissa Soltero - Light Up The Night (Official Mus...


Pete Muller Releases New Album Spaces
Via Two Truths Records & Santa Barbara Records

Shares New Video for “Light Up The Night”

On Tour In July

Singer-songwriter Pete Muller has released his new album Spaces along with a new video for his song “Light Up The Night.” Spaces is out via Two Truths Records & Santa Barbara Records and the album is currently available for download here

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 Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) are pleased to announce the entire 2022 Millennium Park Summer Season with highlights that include free programming celebrating the “Year of Chicago Dance;” the return of popular offerings such as the Millennium Park Summer Film Series, Summer Music Series and Summer Workouts; the Chicago Gospel Music Festival; Chicago Blues Festival; Millennium Park Summer Music Series; Chicago Jazz Festival; Chicago House Music Festival and Conference; and the SummerDance Celebration in addition to dozens of free concerts, performances, special events, family activities, nature programs, public art and more. Details at




Marvin Gaye - Save The Children (SaLaAM ReMi Remix)


What’s Going On 50th Anniversary Celebration
“Save The Children”
Music Video Created Using Winning Submissions
from a Fiverr Design Contest

Mike T Lewis​
Video features Acclaimed Producer SaLaAM
ReMi’s Recently Released “Save The Children” Remix

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Monday, May 16, 2022


See Joe Taylor in Las Vegas for a live show!

 Chicago Blues Fest June 9th -12th -2020

FREE Admission

Citywide and in Millennium Park

Featuring some of the hottest Blues Artists

Joanna Connor, Toronzo Cannon, Shemekia Copeland, Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues,

        Ronnie Baker Brooks, Eric Gales and more


 Explore the City of Chicago Blues Festival Guide

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Alicia Blue - Dog Days In LA (Official Music Video)


Takes Us For A Ride with Her Dreamy Indie-Folk Anthem"Dog Days in LA"
New EP, Inner Child Work 
Out July 15 via
 Magnetic Moon 

Explores Life Directions, Self-Awareness, and New Beginnings

"'Dog Days in LA" is a bridge between old and new, between folk and rock, between what was, what is and what’s to come,” says Nashville-based magnetic indie-folk singer-songwriter Alicia Blue about the first single/video off her new EP Inner Child Work out on July 15 via Magnetic Moon. "Dog Days in LA” is about her realization of how much she didn't have her life in California figured out. "Each song on Inner Child Work is really just about the difficulty of navigating this life and not having all the proper tools to live it in the most successful way," Blue describes. "And by successful, I mean the ‘healthiest.’ I like to think that getting this all out helps me in some way.”
Directed b
Tyler Dunning Evans, the video for “Dog Days of LA” was filmed in and around the outskirts of Los Angeles and Joshua Tree. The video follows Blue driving in a convertible with the top down, air washing over her, creating a pleasurable sensory overload adorned with a unique blend of LA skylines and picturesque cityscapes.

Blessed with a gift for words shaped by her first passion - poetry, and a blue-sky voice to sing them, Blue says though she started out as a folk singer, she just couldn’t seem to color within those sometimes rigid genre lines for her new EP. “Intense indie rock themes started speaking to me, holding my lyrics, framing every word I was trying to say. Then, as I found myself gaining clarity on what this record was about, I decided to leave LA and move to Nashville.” 

That move meant leaving the only home she had ever known, a city she both loved and felt lost/distorted in, but a trek out to Nashville to record music gave Blue perspective on her life in Los Angeles. “The poet in me sees the lost souls everywhere in LA ... at open mics, bars, parties, shows and more. I even saw it in myself. I hit a point where I started to understand myself, realizing I hadn't known WTF I was doing for so long, around a bunch of other people who didn't know WTF they were doing either. Eventually, you just have to let yourself say goodbye... not with any intention of superiority, but with a sense of finding something new.” She says "Dog Days In LA” is that bridge between “finding yourself and admitting that you were lost in the first place.”
Once in Nashville, she then found a perfect creative foil in the Nashville-based songwriter and producer Lincoln Parish, originally of the band Cage the Elephant. Parish helped to provide a solid musical foundation for her songs—including some new guitar progressions, textures, and riffs—so she could focus on doing her best, most creative writing work to date. Inner Child Work finds her grappling with some long-overdue emotional reckonings. "I didn't grow up with any faith or trust in what you might call self-help or anything like that," she says. "I got my first therapist a few years ago and realized there were things holding me back from doing what I wanted with my life. Things like anxiety, depression—I just had no language to describe them previously, so there was no way to deal with their existence.”

There are moments on Inner Child Work that focus on more immediate, pressing matters. "Saline Waters" is about facing mortality and is like a "darker and more aggressive take on Joni Mitchell's' 'Circle Game,'" Blue says, while the witty indie rock “DTMTS (Don’t Tell Me To Smile)” states in no uncertain terms the narrator’s frustration with being told she’d look prettier and/or happier if she’d just smile. 
Even when noting her admiration for authors like Jack Kerouac and Joan Didion, as well as songwriter/poets like Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, it’s still difficult to pin down her exact musical influences on Alicia Blue's Inner Child Work—and that's exactly how the California singer-songwriter likes it. Although her folk roots are never far from the surface, the EP/album encompasses '90s alternative rock ("Dirty Hippie"), and even Tori Amos-esque introspection ("Fine").

Inner Child Work is indeed just the beginning for Alicia Blue, as it's an EP that finds her examining who she was and setting her sights on where she wants to be. "This EP and my existence as an artist come from a need to connect and develop relationships—yet simultaneously I've always felt like this lone candle in a dark room," Blue says. "My artistry and the album have this wildness to them. But I can also feel this softening happening. Inner Child Work is caught right at the point of in-between, which I would call healing."

She has been featured in other magazine and now has caught the eye of the Music Film Fashion Blog

With new music in hand, Alicia Blue is poised for a breakout this year in 2022. 
Dog Days of LA" is now available via Magnetic Moon and can be purchased/streamed here. Inner Child Work will be released on July 15, 202via Magnetic Moon

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Josh Rouse - "Stick Around" (Official Audio)


Josh Rouse Releases New Single “Stick Around”

Forthcoming Album Going Places Out July 29
Via Yep Roc Records

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Josh Rouse shares the new single “Stick Around” off his forthcoming album Going Places, which releases July 29 via Yep Roc Records. Inspired by the groovy American and English music of the 1970’s, the song is punctuated with an unexpected Memphis-style horn line.

Listen to “Stick Around right here

"I wrote this one summer while doing an outdoor show in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain,” explains Rouse. “We recorded the song in a couple takes, it sounded somewhere between J.J. Cale and Fairport Convention, until I had Jim Hoke put some saxes on it and it became something else entirely. A barbecue strummer!"

Going Places came together over the last two years when Josh Rouse found himself hunkered down with his family in Spain. Inspired by a desire to perform live during a time when that was virtually impossible to do, he got together with his Spanish band to workshop the songs in a small local venue owned by a friend. The resulting collection of songs trades the polished sheen of his prior work for a looser, more relaxed vibe. Where 2018’s Love in the Modern Age saw Rouse take a left turn to keyboard-based retro-new wave territory, Going Places is steeped in waves of his classic guitar melodies, with touches of organ and horns, layers of backing vocals and a distinctive southern twang. Listen to the debut single “Hollow Moon.”  

Over the last two decades, Josh Rouse has solidified his status among this generation’s most acclaimed songwriters with insightful lyrics and a warm, effortless style. His work has been celebrated by press including Associated Press, Billboard, NPR Music, Los Angeles Times, BrooklynVegan, Salon and more. Forbes called him “a masterful songwriter,” and Paste declared, "His knack for setting a simple feeling to a breezy melody shines through again and again.” Now passing 50 years old, Going Places marks the next phase of his career. Looking toward the future, the new album once again proves Rouse’s undeniable ability to evolve and push his sound forward, delivering something that is both familiar and wholly new.

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Omnivore presents The Muffs Really Really Happy reissue

The Muffs Really Really Happy Expanded Reissue
Out Now Via Omnivore Recordings

Expanded Double-CD/Digital edition contains 22 bonus tracks, including 16 demos; Original 17 tracks available on vinyl now, plus limited-edition indie-retail colored vinyl with bonus 7” EP out May 27

The Muffs released the expanded reissue edition of their acclaimed album Really Really Happy, via Omnivore Recordings. The album arrived in 2004 to rave reviews, and now, nearly two decades later, it returns as an expanded double-CD/Digital release with 22 bonus tracks, including 16 of Kim Shattuck’s original demos for the album. The original 17 tracks are available on LP. A limited-edition, indie exclusive version on colored vinyl, plus a 7” EP containing 6 bonus tracks with a sleeve hand stamped by Ronnie, will be available to purchase on May 27. (Shattuck’s demos are available on vinyl as a Record Store Day pressing – New Improved Kim Shattuck Demos.)
Really Really Happy is the album that kicks off the second phase of The Muffs career,” begins drummer Roy McDonald’s liner notes for the expanded reissue of the band’s fifth album. After eight years and four albums, The Muffs had written, recorded, and toured non-stop. After a break, the group was ready to do it all again, and was approached by friends (and sisters in law) Charlotte Caffey (Go-Go’s) and Anna Waronker (that dog), who had just started their own label – Five Foot Two Records. McDonald, bassist Ronnie Barnett, and singer/guitarist/songwriter Kim Shattuck had a new home, and were ready to do it all again.

In addition to McDonald’s liner notes, the packaging also features pieces from Barnett, Caffey, Waronker, and Shattuck’s husband Kevin Sutherland, plus photos and a new layout.

Barnett’s notes begin “Dear Kim, This is the first project we’ve put together since you went away and I can’t say it’s been easy. The task of what, if any, extra stuff to include with this reissue was daunting but you, still ever present and in your own indomitable way, somehow ended up making it easy.” Are we glad they did it? We’re really, really happy they did.
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Saturday, May 7, 2022




The Suffers Release Official Video for New Single

Upcoming Album It Starts With Love
Out June 3 via Missing Piece Records


Gulf Coast soul band The Suffers have shared the official video for their new single “Yada Yada,” the next preview from their upcoming album It Starts With Love, due out June 3 via Missing Piece Records

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Fortunate Ones - Anchor (From English Harbour)

Fortunate Ones Share Tender New Single “Anchor” with Intimate Live Performance Video

Upcoming Album That Was You and Me
Out June 3 via Sonic Records
UNO-nominated, Canadian Folk Music Award-Winning duo Fortunate Ones have shared their new single “Anchor,” the next preview from their upcoming studio album That Was You and Me, out June 3 via Sonic Records. “Anchor” is a tender declaration of unwavering love and commitment, which has arrived with an intimate live performance video.
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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Elf Power - "Artificial Countrysides" (Official Video)


Elf Power Release Official Video for Title Track 
Of New Album Artificial Countrysides 
out July 15 via Yep Roc
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Athens, GA-based psychedelic folk band Elf Power released the official video for the title track to their forthcoming album Artificial Countrysides that will be released on July 15 via Yep Roc Records. The video was directed and filmed by Dickie Cox. The band will kick off their summer tour on July 13 in Milwaukee, WI  and will make stops in Philadelphia, New York, Atlanta and more. Find a full list of tour dates at


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Velvet Starlings - There's Nobody There


Are Awash in Ruby-Tinged Psychedelia for
There's Nobody There" Video Watch Here


Playing BeachLife Festival (Redondo Beach, CA), Schellraiser Festival (McGill, NV) and a round of UK Dates!

Critically-Hailed Debut Technicolour Shakedown Available on Vinyl
 via Kitten Robot Records / Sound x 3 Records

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