Monday, November 12, 2012

Justin Townes Earle to perform at Workplay Theater on Saturday, November 17









Justin Townes Earle recently released his fourth full-length studio album, Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now, to favorable review (see below). Produced by Earle alongside longtime collaborator Skylar Wilson, the 10-track album was recorded completely live with no overdubs over a 4-day period at an old converted church recording studio in Asheville, NC. Of the new record, Earle comments, “I think that it’s the job of the artist to be in transition and constantly learn more. The new record is completely different than my last one, Harlem River Blues. This time I’ve gone in a Memphis-soul direction.”

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Viva @ The Nick


“Viva has a beautiful voice, solid songwriting chops, and she f*cking shreds the guitar... she and her band are getting down and dirty”
- Baltimore City Paper

VIVA released Rhinestones And Rust this month and is on the road through the Fall surrounding the release.  The video for "A Thousand Horses" premiered at No Depression and features BMX trickster Tory King, a park carousel and the band performing the 6/8 shuffle in a half pipe in Queens. Mia over at AfterEllen picked up the clip as well.

VIVA will be at THE NICK in BIRMINGHAM this SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11th.

The Aquarian
calls VIVA, "The love child of Joan Jett and Little Richard."  Burlington Free Press anoints her a “guitar wizard" and Scott Bernstein of Glide Magazine’s Hidden Track dubs her, “One of the more inventive guitarists on the scene.”  Vintage Guitar
sums, "Viva DeConcini proves she's a force to be reckoned with if rock and roll is to survive and grow."

**Please reach out of you'd like an advance copy of Rhinestones and Rust,
to speak to VIVA or to cover the performance**

 

Sunday, November 11 – 10pm
Viva @ The Nick
2514 10th Avenue South  
Birmingham, AL
(205) 252-3831
$6

*Service Industry Night*
1/2 off ticket price if SIN!

 

VIVA has played everywhere from Bonnaroo with Cyro Baptista to Monterey Jazz Fest with Peter Apfelbaum. She has produced sell out music, burlesque and variety shows at The Slipper Room and Joe's Pub, and is one of the few females to have been featured in Guitar Player Magazine (2009). In 2011 she made her NYC theatrical debut as the musician in Taylor Mac's play WAAFME, which the NY Times hailed as one of 2011's ten best. She will also be performing with him throughout this next year as part of his 24 hour-long concert of imperfection.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pegi Young: Friday at Rogue Tavern

 

Singer-songwriter Pegi Young released her third album, Bracing For Impact (Vapor Records), on November 15, 2011.  She was once again accompanied by her acclaimed recording and touring band, The Survivors: legendary keyboard player Spooner Oldham, bassist Rick Rosas, guitarist Kelvin Holly, and drummer Phil Jones. Pegi Young & The Survivors appeared on Conan on November 16, 2011, and were the opening act on the west coast leg of Stephen Stills’ tour last fall.  In addition, they performed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on April 4th of this year, and performed at Farm Aid on September 22nd alongside such acts as Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, and Dave Matthews.


https://www.facebook.com/pegiyoung

Lines In the Sky at The Nick, Nov. 8



Lines In the Sky: Nashville's fresh sonic reply to alternative rock with substance and an ambient, progressive flavor. LITS presents a totally unique blend of sound and style, appealing to fans that respond to LITS’s gorgeous soaring vocals, power polyrhythmics, TV/radio/film-friendly songwriting, and inarguable monster chops from 3 young guys barely old enough to get into clubs.

The band features prodigy brothers Jesse Brock, frontman on vocals and guitar, and Bowman Brock, drums and percussion, and their longtime friend Zack Wakefield as the band’s ruthless bassist. Their newest release, "Dig Deeper", out June 2012, is produced by LITS with last-minute assistance by British legend John Eden. Internationally-known producer Eden (UK’s Status Quo, Vinx w/Sting, Tony Banks of Genesis, The Voice’s Karla Davis, et al.) heard the bands' initial demos, fell in love with the music, and the band immediately brought him on board to re-engineer the tracks. Fellow stellar and Grammy-award-winning engineer Richard Dodd (Tom Petty, Dixie Chicks, ELO, Traveling Wilburys) mastered the project, offering genuine praise and support of the young band as it navigates its early path through the industry and to its fanbase.

Lines In the Sky is touring the South, Southeast, and will include a few Northeast dates during summer and fall 2012, promoting the new tracks from “Dig Deeper” as well as bringing new life to their debut release, “The Double Plus Good EP”. The independent band also has under-the-radar heavyweight support from the Nashville music industry, but is doing all the major labor by themselves, including video, merchandise, and tour management . New tour listings are being added at the band’s linesinthesky.com site as well as their Facebook BandPage and local outlets where they are playing.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Music Fans and Musicians! Stay Connected!



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This is a simple reminder of some of the services we offer.

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Branded X Presents "Honor the Veterans"

Hey Birmingham my name's Eric from the band Branded X, we are putting on a show to honor our brave soldiers Nov. 16th at Matthews Bar and Grill. Any military that presents their military ID gets in free. The lineup consists of Chaotic Theory(Guitarist is a veteran), Branded X(Drummer is a veteran), The Hellmand Project(A group of veterans that came together to form this band while be treated for PTSD at VAMC in Tuscaloosa) and The Final Fight.

You can check out the event here http://www.facebook.com/events/123167071170629/ and please share with all your friends and any military you may know. You can also check out all the bands at the links below, please help support us by checking out our music and liking us on facebook for up to date news. Feel free to leave feedback as most of these bands are new on the scene.

Chaotic Theory
http://www.facebook.com/ChaoticTheoryRocks/app_2405167945

Branded X
http://www.facebook.com/brandedxrock/app_2405167945

The Hellmand Project
http://www.facebook.com/TheHellmandProject/app_2405167945

The Final Fight
http://www.facebook.com/WeAreTheFinalFight/app_2405167945