Monday, June 10, 2024

Sinkane: "We Belong"

Sinkane at Old Town School of Folk Music Square Roots Festival Lincoln Square Chicago JULY 12-14, 2024


Finom - As You Are (Official Video)

Finom at Old Town School of Folk Music Square Roots Festival Lincoln Square Chicago JULY 12-14, 2024


Thursday, May 30, 2024

Keep on Growing | Range Revolution x Nicki Bluhm


Check out the new song and video by Nick Bluhm intitle “Keep on Growing”. Blending her signature soulful melodies with heartfelt lyrics she has written a song that will touch your soul.

Check out her new video right here


nickibluhm.com



B. Allison

 

Millennium Park Summer Music Series Chicago


Mondays and Thursdays, July 1–August 8, 2024
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

6:30-9pm • Free Admission

(5pm Gates open, 5:30pm Pre-show)

Event entrances at Randolph Street and 

Monroe Street


Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)


Seun Kuti is the youngest son of Fela Kuti and is the frontman and leader of Egypt 80. The band has adapted and evolved the sound of Afrobeat and Jazz. Seun as a developing saxophonist and percussionist at an early age, he entered the formal ranks of the band before he was 12. When Fela passed in 1997 Seun took the helm of the Egypt 80.

To see Seun Kuti and the Egypt 80 live is a musical treat. They performed at the World Music Festival Chicago several years ago and it was a cosmic experience. His incredible saxophone playing, and high energy just draws you into the whole band. You can catch him this summer at the Millennium Park Music Series Monday, July 15 • 6:30pm



seunkuti.net


B. Allison

Arooj Aftab - Raat Ki Rani (Official Music Video)




Arooj Aftab is a Pakistani-American singer, composer, and producer. A Grammy Award-winning artist, she has worked in various musical styles and idioms, including jazz and minimalism.

View video right here



aroojaftab.com

Arooj Aftab is performing at Millennium Park Music Series Chicago Monday July 22, * 6:30 pm


B. Allison

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

 

THE DECEMBERISTS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

AS IT EVER WAS, SO IT WILL BE AGAIN

OUT JUNE 14TH


19-MINUTE EPIC “JOAN IN THE GARDEN” OUT NOW

LISTEN HERE


MAJOR NORTH AMERICAN SPRING & SUMMER TOUR

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Album Cover Art




Grand Stand PR. 

 


Cosmo Sheldrake - Interdimensional (Live from the studio)

Cosmo Sheldrake Shares New Single “Interdimensional” 

Upcoming Album Eye to the Ear Out April 12 on
                                         Tardigrade Records/FUGA


Watch Video Here  





Missing Piece Group

The Alarm - The Man Who Sold The World [Official Music Video]

 

Pays Homage to MUSIC TELEVISION


New Album Features Reimaginings of Classics
By The Buggles, Modern English, INXS and More

First Single/Video David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World”
 
More Dates Added to Live Today Love Tomorrow MMXXIV U.S.
feat. The Alarm, Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel and Belouis Some

Watch Video Here




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Thursday, March 21, 2024

 


 


DON WAS AND THE PAN DETROIT ENSEMBLE - VERSION 2


Six Time GRAMMY-Winning Musician, Producer, Composer, 
and Blue Note Records President
 Don Was Announces
Don Was and The Pan-Detroit Ensemble
 
New Band to Embark on US Tour Dates This May


                                                                Photo Credit: Miryam Ramos 


Six-time GRAMMY-winning musician, producer, composer, and Blue Note Records President Don Was announced his new group Don Was and The Pan-Detroit Ensemble. Made up of stellar jazz musicians from his hometown, the band features longtime collaborators including Blue Note Records artist Dave McMurray on sax and Eminem’s Oscar-winning collaborator keyboardist Luis Resto. The band’s first US tour kicks off this May (full tour routing below).

Watch Video Here


“When the opportunity came to put together a new band, the message was clear to me: go back to Detroit where I came from, be who I am, play like who I am and team up with some like-minded individuals,” says Was. In addition to McMurray and Resto, band members include trombonist Vincent Chandler, trumpeter John Douglas, drummer Jeff Canaday, percussionist Mahindi Masai, guitarist Wayne Gerard, and vocalist Steffanie Christi’an. “There’s a unique sound and feel to Detroit that permeates the music in a way that resonates all over the globe,” Was continues. “There is a rawness, a lack of pretension and an unmistakable, underlying groove that reflects the people and culture of the entire city.” 
 
Inspired by the music of John Lee Hooker, Donald Byrd, Joe Henderson, George Clinton, Mitch Ryder, The Stooges, Electrifying Mojo, and more, The Pan-Detroit Ensemble will perform a mix of new originals, interpretations of songs written by artists like Yusef Lateef, Olu Dara, and Henry Threadgill, and of course updated cuts from albums that Don recorded with his Orquestra Was and Was (Not Was). 
 
“I’ve been chasing a sound in my head for the last 30 years,” explains Was. “It’s jazzy and improvisational, but also glued together with a sinewy R&B groove. It’s not slick or smooth — it’s a very raw, honest, Detroit kind of thing. The experiences I’ve had touring with Bobby Weir over the last six years, along with what I’ve learned from the artists on the Blue Note roster have pointed the way towards realizing that sound; The Pan Detroit Ensemble finally manifests that ‘thing’ I’ve been pursuing. The intention is to make communicative music that gets under the listener’s skin and brings them some joy, comfort and understanding in deeply troubled times. It’s all connected.”
 
“This tour is just the start,” Was asserts. “I know we’ve got some special chemistry going on in this band, and I can’t wait to see what it evolves into. The plan is to keep learning and growing until we drop… It’s too late to turn back now!”
 
Tour Dates:
5/21 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota
5/22 - Evanston, IL - SPACE
5/24 - Detroit, MI - Orchestra Hall
5/25 - Cincinnati, OH - Memorial Hall
5/26 - Cumberland, MD - Delfest
5/28 - Red Bank, NJ - The Vogel at Count Basie Center
5/30 - Washington, DC - The Hamilton Live
5/31 - New York, NY - City Winery
6/2 - Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Music Hall
 
About Don Was
Music has always loomed large in the life of Don Was. Born in Detroit in 1952, he has enjoyed a multi-faceted career as a musician, record producer, music director, film composer, documentary filmmaker and radio host. Since 2011, he has also served as President of the venerated jazz label, Blue Note Records.
 
For his work as a record producer, he has won six Grammy Awards – including Album of the Year in 1989 for Bonnie Raitt’s Nick of Time and Producer of the Year in 1994. Records produced by Was have sold nearly 100 million albums for artists ranging from The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Willie Nelson to The B-52's, Wayne Shorter, John Mayer and Charles Lloyd. In 1995 he produced and directed a documentary about the life of Brian Wilson, I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times, that won the San Francisco Film Festival’s Golden Gate Award. As a film composer, he won the 1994 British Academy Award (BAFTA) for Best Original Score in recognition of his work on the film Backbeat. He won the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction for his work on the CBS TV special The Beatles: The Night That Changed America. In 2018 Don was invited to join Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir to form the Wolf Brothers. They continue to consistently tour the US.
 
In 2011 Was became President of the iconic jazz label Blue Note Records. He fiercely protects the company’s 85 year-old legacy, meticulously caretaking this revered catalog of Black American Music. This includes maintaining the availability and quality of vinyl reissues in the Tone Poet and Classic Jazz audiophile release series. He also signs and produces many of the label’s recent roster of artists including, Robert Glasper, Charles Lloyd, Wayne Shorter, Dr Lonnie Smith, Gregory Porter and Jason Moran.
 
Don’s deep Detroit roots keep him anchored to the city; for the last 15 years he has music directed and played bass in the Don Was Detroit All Star Revue concerts, part of Detroit's annual diversity festival, The Concert of Colors. From 2009-2012 Don hosted a weekly Sirius XM radio show on the Outlaw Country channel called The Motor City Hayride. Since 2021, he co-hosts a weekly, live radio show on Detroit’s NPR station, WDET-FM called The Don Was Motor City Playlist. Don is also the voice of Neville the Dog in the hit Amazon Prime Video children's show, Pete the Cat.
 
Missing Piece Group

 


 


Tuesday, March 19, 2024

                                       Save Northland College in Ashland Wisconsin 


Securing Northland College’s Future


The College has issued an urgent call for support to fund a new Northland for a more sustainable future. We are not announcing closure at this time—but we need your support by April 3 to remain open.


Please show your support for a small Liberal Art College with an environmental emphasis. In these time of global warning and other environmental issues, it is so important we support a college like Northland for the future of our plant.


 www.northland.edu

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Driftwood - Up All Night Blues


Driftwood Navigates Newfound Parenthood on Tender Single “Up All Night Blues”

Upcoming Album December Last Call
Out March 22

Watch Video Here




driftwoodtheband.com


Missing Piece Group

 


Habibi - On The Road (Official Visualizer)


 
Habibi Announces New Album Dreamachine Releasing May 31 Via Kill Rock Stars
 

New Single “On The Road” Out Now
 

Summer Tour Dates Announced


Watch Video Here



habibitheband.bandcamp.com



Missing Piece Group

 


Call Me Spinster - "Burn the Boxes" (Official Video)


Call Me Spinster Tears It All Down on Empowering
New Single “Burn the Boxes”

Upcoming Debut Album Potholes
Out April 12 via Strolling Bones Records

Photo Credit: DH Jacobs

Watch Video Here



Check website for tour dates and other information.
Call Me Spinster:
spinsterband.com





Missing Piece Group

Omnivore Presents NRPS Hempsteader

Waxahatchee - "365"


WAXAHATCHEE

RELEASES NEW SINGLE “365

ALONGSIDE A ONE-SHOT MUSIC VIDEO


NEW ALBUM TIGERS BLOOD

OUT MARCH 22ND ON ANTI- 


WORLD TOUR ANNOUNCED


Photo Credit: Molly Matalon 


Waxahatchee
 shares “365,” the latest from her highly anticipated upcoming album, Tigers Blood, out March 22nd on ANTI- Records. The song, which features a phenomenal vocal performance, is released alongside a gorgeous one-shot music video directed by frequent collaborators Corbett Jones & Nick Simonite. “‘365’ is a song about codependency as it pertains to addiction and relationships with addicts. It’s something I’ve dealt with a lot in my life and I really wanted to distill the nerves and emotions down to their purest form in this song,” Katie Crutchfield explains. “Brad Cook and I had a lot of ideas we tried for this one, but in the end, we tracked it live just him, Jake Lenderman and myself running the song a couple of times together in the room."


WATCH THE “365” MUSIC VIDEO



For tour dates and more information check out website



waxahatchee.com




Grandstand Media

Old 97's - Magic (Official Audio)


The Old 97’s Showcase Three Decades of “Magic” on New Single Out Now
 
New Album American Primitive Produced by 
Tucker Martine Out April 5 via ATO Records
 
West Coast Album Release Tour Kicks Off April 3 
in Santa Fe, Making Stops in Los Angeles, 
San Francisco, Portland, Seattle & More

Watch Video here




Missing Piece Group