Anderson .Paak is Grammy Nominated Yet Again

Posted by Greg on Nov 20, 2019 in Music

We’ll be frank, we don’t dabble much into R+B music much, but when talent is there, it has to be recognized. California songwriter, rapper and percussionist Anderson .Paak has been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards. His album Ventura has been nominated for Best R+B album and his track “Come Home” featuring Andre 3000 has been nominated for Best R+B performance. .Paak is no stranger to the GRAMMY Awards. He won last year for Best Rap Performance for “Bubblin’.” Read more…


Ryan Hurd Announces Platonic Tour

Posted by Greg on Nov 19, 2019 in Music

Sony Nashville recording artist Ryan Hurd, husband of Maren Morris, has announced his 2020 Platonic Tour. Read more…


A New York City Walking Tour Tailor Made for Art + Music Lovers

Posted by Greg on Nov 18, 2019 in Music, NYC, Travel


Next time you find yourself in New York City, do yourself a favor and check out Walk on the Wild Side NYC. The brainchild of Jesse Rifkin, a lauded New York musician and musicologist, Walk on the Wild Side is a walking tour that offers a glimpse into New York’s arts scene and the many famed faces who have contributed to New York’s vast art history. Read more…


New West Records Ready to Kick-Off New West University’s Class of 2020

Posted by Greg on Nov 17, 2019 in Music

Alt-country (errr…Americana, sorry) music fans and vinyl lovers might want to steer their eyes towards New West Records‘ 2020 initiative New West University. After a successful 2019 campaign, this year’s initiative includes every 2020 release from both New West and Normaltown Records on a choice of vinyl or CDs plus an exclusive New West t-shirt, coffee mug or custom poster. Read more…


NewSong Music Finalists Announced

Posted by Greg on Nov 16, 2019 in Music

NewSong Music has announced the finalists for its 18th annual NewSong Music Competition Finals on November 23 at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC. Read more…


Bonnaroo Black Friday Pre-Sale

Posted by Greg on Nov 15, 2019 in Music, Travel


Want to stay at home on Black Friday, fellow music lover? Don’t worry, us too. Want to go to Bonnaroo 2020? We do too. Why not do both? At noon EST on Black Friday, pre-sale GA, VIP and platinum tickets will be available at the Bonnaroo website.

Not eager to fork over all that cash? No worries, Bonnaroo has instituted payment plans for GA tickets starting with $30 down. Read more…


Album of the Day: Portnoy – No Complaints

Posted by Greg on Nov 14, 2019 in Music

Another day, another musical surprise.

Today’s shoutout goes to British-Israeli duo Portnoy, an introspective folk tandem who released their debut album No Complaints on Halloween. The album as a whole is uneven but the good songs, hot damn, they are something else. Though this marks the band’s debut under the name Portnoy; brothers Israel and Mendy Portnoy previously recorded under the moniker The Portnoy Brothers. An amalgamation of Milk Carton Kids DIY folk and the enduring melodies of The Beatles, No Complaints has quite a few songs that linger long after the final second. Read more…


2019 CMA Awards Thoughts

Posted by Greg on Nov 13, 2019 in Music, Op-Ed

Holy cannoli it’s late and we need to get to bed, but here’s our thoughts on the recently wrapped-up 2019 CMA Awards. Read more…


Song of the Day: Robert Sarazin Blake – “Ukrainian Phone Call”

Posted by Greg on Nov 7, 2019 in Music

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For as long as we’ve been listening to music intelligently (age 15 or so) we’ve had a soft spot for folksingers. We also love politics, even if the current state of affairs is an ugly quagmire. Picking up on that quagmire vibe, singer-songwriter Robert Sarazin Blake has released a fantastic new song “Ukrainian Phone Call.” Sturdy, confident and strong, it falls somewhere between Steve Poltz, Dan Bern and Ani DiFranco. Read more…


Album of the Day: John DeNicola – The Why Because

Posted by Greg on Nov 5, 2019 in Music

Oh, nostalgia. If ever there’s a reason to listen to aging rockers, the nostalgia factor might be at the top of the list. John DeNicola is an artist who has lived most of his life in the shadows of others. But his songs, they’re as iconic as ever. Read more…

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