Award-Winning Artists Dom Kelly and Indigo Girls at Carnegie Lecture Hall Pittsburgh, PA – 5/7/17

Independent Music Award-winning artist Dom Kelly will support Grammy®-winning folk duo Indigo Girls at the Carnegie Lecture Hall of Oakland on May 7. Kelly’s debut album Everything Is Just Enough releases on April 7 through MPress Records and is available for pre-order.

Kelly, drummer and vocalist for the critically acclaimed power-pop band A Fragile Tomorrow, strikes out on his own with his full-length solo debut. Featuring such luminary guest artists as Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls) and Lucy Wainwright Roche,Everything Is Just Enough often echoes the cool indie charm of Duncan Sheik while incorporating the sparkling, sinuous harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel and The Beach Boys.

The album is a pop-folk exploration that shimmers with reflectiveness and emotional honesty. After having spent the past 7 years in recovery, Kelly was ready to come to terms with some of the impactful events that were happening in his life. Within the music he opens up about many complex life situations involving family, mortality, and security. “It was only fitting that Everything Is Just Enough would become the title, as it sums up the meaning behind the album as a whole“, he states.

The title was taken from a lyric in his song “I’ll Whisper In Your Ear”, written as a letter to his mother as she faces the realities of her terminal illness while “12” (featuring Emily Saliers) delves into the depths of addiction, which he states is the single most important thing in his life today.

Confronting one’s demons can also have a positive upside, though, as Kelly demonstrates by weaving a golden thread of liberation throughout the album. The politically charged song “Pie” takes the listener through those personal and even cultural feelings with clever, near-ironic lyrics. “Hailey’s Gone” is a haunting, inspiring tune that was sparked by a transgender fan whose transition story was publicly shared on social media during the process. Kelly followed along and was so moved by his bravery, he wrote the track and shared it with Hailey – now Ben.

An accomplished musician and songwriter from a very young age, Kelly co-founded his band A Fragile Tomorrow in 2003 with his identical triplet brother Sean and younger brother Brendan. They’ve released five albums and toured internationally with artists like Indigo Girls, The BanglesMatthew Sweet, and Antigone Rising while building a loyal fan base. Their last album, 2015’s Make Me Over garnered the band a number of Grammy® pre-nominations as well as an Independent Music Award for their collaboration with folk icon Joan Baez (“One Way Ticket“).

Kelly is touring in support of Everything Is Just Enough and playing select dates with IndigoGirls. A video for the song “12” is also currently in the works, targeted for a Spring premiere.

“…a stroke of plain-spoken genius” — Goldmine Magazine


WHEN: Sunday May 7, 2017

TIME: 8:00pm

VENUE: Carnegie Lecture Hall Oakland

VENUE ADDRESS: 4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

VENUE PHONE: 412-361-1915

TICKET LINK: Click here


ABOUT DOM KELLY: As the drummer, vocalist and co-founding member of the power-pop band A Fragile Tomorrow, Dom Kelly has been performing in various artistic mediums since the age of five. Having formed the band in 2003 when he was just 12 years old alongside brothers Sean and Brendan, A Fragile Tomorrow has released 5 studio albums including 2015’s Make Me Over (MPress Records) which garnered them a number of Grammy pre-nominations as well as an Independent Music Award for their collaboration with folk icon Joan Baez. The band toured internationally with artists like Indigo Girls, The Bangles, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Matthew Sweet, K’s Choice, and Antigone Rising while building their loyal fanbase and earning critically-acclaimed reviews. Kelly and his brother Sean are two of triplets born with varying degrees of Cerebral Palsy. Their triplet brother Paul passed away when very young, which ultimately inspired them to form A Fragile Tomorrow. After years spent behind the drum kit with his band, Kelly releases his solo debut album, Everything Is Just Enough. He’ll be touring for the remainder of 2017 and is available for press and bookings.


Mastodon to Appear on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Outdoor Stage on April 3rd

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March 16th, 2017 – (Burbank, CA) – MASTODON have announced their first live late night televised appearance in support of their new album Emperor of Sand, which will be released via Reprise Records on March 31st. The band will perform on the outdoor stage at ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 3rd,  and  the following day, April 4th, a rare, intimate show at Amoeba Music Hollywood, 6400 Sunset Blvd., at 5 pm.
Beginning on Friday, March 31st, fans who purchase Emperor of Sand at Amoeba Hollywood will receive admission to the in-store and a limited-edition “MASTODON Live at Amoeba” lithograph commemorating the show. Admission is limited to in-store orders only and two LP/CD + ticket per person.  Admittance lines for the in-store will form on Ivar Avenue beginning at 2 pm on April 4th and is limited to first purchasers and the store’s capacity.
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The Shacks Live in Pittsburgh on February 25

The Shacks
at Rex Theater in Pittsburgh on Saturday, February 25

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When you listen to The Shacks‘ self-titled, debut EP, you might imagine that Shannon Wise and Max Shrager are much older than their respective 18 and 20 years. But when Shannon’s whisper-vocals breeze through the speakers, you hear the youthfulness of their sound which then in turn explains the fearlessness of their songwriting.The Shacks EP was released on October 7 via Big Crown Records.
The Shacks will be at Rex Theater on Saturday, February 25
Watch  “Orchids”:

Saturday, February 259:00pm
The Shacks @ Rex Theater

1602 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA

Both vaguely familiar and completely fresh, The Shacks are one of the most interesting NYC bands to surface in a minute. Since the release of their first single, “Strange Boy,” which they recorded with El Michels Affair, The Shackshave been compared to 90’s indie icons like Mazzy Star, Jesus and Mary Chain, and Broadcast.  As good as those bands are, you wouldn’t find a single one of their records in Max and Shannon’s music collection. All these bands are drinking from the same well, just 20 years apart.
Watch  “Strange Boy”:
“Wise’s voice belies her age, and with Shrager’s production, this sounds like the early work of a force to be reckoned with”
NPR Music’s World Cafe Live

“The song and video make a case for the compelling power of minimalism and quiet beauty”
– The A.V. Club

“The Shacks rough up your doo-wop but stay sweet”
FLOOD Magazine

The Head and the Heart Release Video for “Rhythm & Blues”, March 1 @TheBenedum



Photo Credit: Gus Black
2016 was a banner year for The Head and the Heart. They released their latest album Signs of Light to critical acclaim, reaching #5 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Rock Albums chart. They played to packed crowds and sold out shows all over the world and appeared on late night and daytime television, playing their hit single on Conan, Ellen, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, CBS Saturday Morning and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
This week was another outstanding week at radio for the band with “All We Ever Knew” coming in #1 most added at Hot AC, while simultaneously the second single “Rhythm & Blues” was #1 most added at Alternative radio.  In addition, “Rhythm & Blues” is top 5 and growing at AAA.
Today, they release the video for their second single “Rhythm & Blues,” directed by Michael Reich. The concept for the video was born from an idea piano player Kenny Hensley had and informed by the 90s music videos the band grew up watching.

The band remarked on the video, saying, “After going nostalgic and sentimental for the ‘All We Ever Knew’ video, we decided to team up with the great director, Michael Reich, for ‘Rhythm & Blues.’ Michael ended up creating something truly weird, inspiring and ultimately, very US.”

The Head and the Heart have also announced another run of tour dates which will see them playing Madison, Pittsburgh, Burlington and more with Whitney, Springtime Carnivore, and Mt. Joy. You can also catch the band at Bonnaroo, Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Hangout Music Festival, LaureLive Festival and Sasquatch! Festival.
Upcoming Tour Dates
2.7.17 – One Big Holiday – Riviera Maya, MX
2.21.17 – Orpheum Theatre – Madison, WI *
2.22.17 – Orpheum Theatre – Madison, WI *
2.23.17 – The Murat Theatre – Indianapolis, IN *
2.24.17 – Peoria Civic Center – Peoria, IL *
2.25.17 – The Palace Theater – Columbus, OH *
2.27.17 – 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI *
2.28.17 – Hill Auditorium – Ann Arbor, MI *
3.1.17 – Benedum Center for the Performing Arts – Pittsburgh, PA *
3.2.17 – SUNY Buffalo – UB Center for the Arts – Buffalo, NY **
3.4.17 – State Theater of Ithaca – Ithaca, NY **
3.5.17 – Flynn Theatre – Burlington, VT **
3.6.17 – State Theatre – Portland, ME **
3.7.17 -Smith College –  John M. Greene Hall – Northampton, MA #
3.9.17 – The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN #
3.10.17 – Ovens Auditorium – Charlotte, NC #
3.11.17 – North Charleston Performing Arts – Charleston, SC #
3.12.17 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA #
4.7.17 – Grand Sierra Theatre – Reno, NV
4.8.17 – Arlington Theatre – Santa Barbara, CA
4.9.17 – Soma – San Diego, CA
4.11.17 – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
4.12.17 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
4.15.17 – Coachella – Indio, CA
4.22.17 – Coachella – Indio, CA
5.18 – 5.21.17 – Hangout Music Festival – Gulf Shores, AL
5.26-5.28.17 – Sasquatch! Festival – George, WA
6.2 – 6.4.17 – Governor’s Ball Music Festival – New York, NY
6.8 – 6.11.17 – Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN
6.11.17 – LaureLive Festival – Russell Township, OH
8.02.17 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO <
* w/ Whitney
** w/ Springtime Carnivore
# w/ Mt. Joy
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Signs Of Light Tracklisting
1. All We Ever Knew
2. City of Angels
3. Rhythm & Blues
4. False Alarm
5. Dreamer
6. Library Magic
7. Turn It Around
8. Colors
9. Take a Walk
10. Oh My Dear
11. I Don’t Mind
12. Your Mother’s Eyes
13. Signs of Light
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Signs of Light:
In 2014, exhausted after four years of non-stop touring, the six members of The Head and the Heart pointed their individual compasses to new cities, new relationships and new adventures. Pianist Kenny Hensley learned to fly planes and enrolled in kung-fu training in China, while bassist Chris Zasche packed up a camper and went off the grid in the Canadian Rockies. Drummer Tyler Williams put down stakes across the country and immersed himself in the burgeoning music scene in Richmond, Va., while vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Charity Rose Thielen honed her compositional skills by writing for such legends as Mavis Staples.
After his own cross-country trip to reconnect with family and friends, vocalist/guitarist Jonathan Russell traveled to Haiti and found inspiration working with the non-profit Artists For Peace And Justice. “When I found out we were going to have a significant amount of time off, I saw it as an opportunity to touch base again – to listen to what other people were saying and what they were going through,” he says. “I really wanted to make sure that I reconnected with a world that was starting to feel farther and farther away.”
When The Head and the Heart regrouped last summer in Stinson Beach, Ca., to start writing together again, “it almost felt like we were a new band, trying things we hadn’t tried,” Zasche recalls. “We stayed at a bungalow on the beach. We’d wake up, have coffee and go boogie boarding. We were ready and excited to be back together.”
That renewed sense of purpose can be felt throughout Signs of Light, the group’s first release for Warner Bros. Records. “This album isn’t about us now having achieved our dreams,” says Thielen. “The day we started being able to live off our art was the day we achieved our dreams, in my mind. This is the album where we really fell into our true voices as those artists.”
Recorded in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Cage The Elephant), Signs of Light crackles with the upbeat, sing-a-long energy of the Head And The Heart’s finest work. Lead single “All We Ever Knew,” which was written during the Let’s Be Still era but never captured to the band’s satisfaction until now, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, while “Turn It Around” seems primed to be a future concert staple, matching its inspirational message with a lush and multi-layered soundscape.
Throughout, the colors are brighter, the electric guitars are louder and the musical touchstones more universal. The propulsive, smile-inducing ode to Los Angeles “City Of Angels” and the head-nodding “Rhythm & Blues” nod to classic Fleetwood Mac, while the organ-flecked “Dreamer” is a timeless-sounding ballad that could have been beamed straight out of an old jukebox.
“Jay was really adamant about getting a great performance,” Russell says. “We have all the tools in the world to make something sound real or more excitable, but it’s never really as true as the band in the room for the whole take. ‘City Of Angels’ – we had previously re-cut that song and played it so many times. But within two takes in Nashville, we nailed it. It felt like we were playing on a massive stage in front of tons of people.”
The Head and the Heart’s 2011 self-titled debut album captured a nascent but undeniable creative partnership between six strangers thrown together by little more than a shared love of music. It became one of Sub Pop Records’ best-selling debut releases ever, and rocketed the band to acclaim well beyond its then-home base in Seattle. The formative experiences that followed both on and off the stage heavily informed the 2013 follow-up “Let’s Be Still,” which continues to remind Russell of “the stale beer, bleach and potato chips from all the venues we saw once this became our livelihood.”
On Signs of Light, that gamut of emotions is felt most deeply on the Josiah Johnson-penned title track, which none of the other members had ever heard until they happened to walk in on him playing it over and over at the piano during pre-production in El Paso, Texas. “It was one of those moments where no one talks,” Russell remembers. “No one needs the chords; no one is looking up. You simply pick up your instrument and play. The next thing you know, nearly 10 minutes have gone by and you have no idea how or why or what just happened.”


Band’s Fans Helped Shape The Taste of the Ale
Wardance is a beer you can drink over and over again.  And I have.” – Scott Ian

LOS ANGELES, CA (Wednesday, January 25, 2017) — It’s funny how an offhanded comment can make a dream come true, but that’s exactly what happened with thrash icons Anthrax.
Last year, the members of the band were hanging out at New York’s West Village bar Daddy-O and mentioned to owner Phil Casacelli how they’d love to have their own brand of beer.  Casacelli, a long-time fan of upstate New York’s Butternuts Beer & Ale Brewery, made a call to Chuck Williamson, owner of Butternuts, a metalhead and a long-time Anthrax fan, and everything started to fall into place for what would become Anthrax’s own craft beer, Wardance.  Wardance will be available in stores, bars and restaurants where craft beer is sold in New York State beginning March 27.  Plans are in the works to expand the distribution to other states around the country.
Said Anthrax’s Scott Ian, “I’ve wanted to do our own beer for a long time, it was just finding the right guy to make that a reality.  I am a fan of Butternuts, especially their Porkslap Pale Ale, and when I found out that Chuck was interested in doing a beer with us I immediately said yes.”
“Finding the right taste that all of us loved was really important,” Anthrax’s Charlie Benante explained, “but it was also important that the beer not leave people feeling heavy or filled up afterwards.  The other thing I love about our beer is that it goes really well with a burger.  It’s the one beer to have when you’re having a ‘Wardance.'”
Working closely with Williamson and his partner on the Wardance project, marketing guru David “Rev” Ciancio (who also counts Anthrax as one of his all-time personal favorites), Anthrax’s Ian, Benante, and Frank Bello wanted a distinct flavor for Wardance, one that would fit not only the band members’ personal preferences, but that their fans would enjoy as well.
“I spoke to Chuck and we talked about what we like/don’t like and what I would want from our beer,” added Ian.  “It was simple, a beer that would be very drinkable yet still have flavor.”
They decided on a pale ale style with a special blend of malts and hops to give it a unique flavor, and a “first batch” was brewed.  Williamson and Rev did a tasting with the band on their tour bus parked outside the St. Vitus club the night Anthrax headlined a benefit show there last September for Gilda’s Club NYC.  In addition and unbenownst to the band’s fans, a keg of that “first batch” was poured at the St. Vitus show with Williamson and Rev taking feedback from the fans.  Taking band and fans comments into consideration, Williamson did a little more tinkering in the beer lab with the ale’s recipe, one more Anthrax tasting which received a unanimous thumbs up from the band, and Wardance Pale Ale, available in 12 oz. cans, was inaugurated.
Wardance (5.5% abv) is brewed using a blend of both New York State and North American two-row malt barley and a blend of special malts to add color and depth of flavor.  The hops are sourced through New York State and West Coast growers.  A percent of the hops is added in the boil kettle and a percent post fermentation to create a unique flavor profile that balances the rich flavor and aroma of the specialty malts with the delicate aroma of the select hops.  The result is a recognizable beer with a unique character that sets Wardance apart from other beers out in the market today.
Anthrax will hit the road beginning March 29, co-headlining a 27-date North American tour – Killthrax – with Killswitch Engage, and The Devil Wears Prada as main support.  Dates and more info are here.
L-R:  Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, Jon Donais
Photo credit: Ignacio Galvez
As part of the band’s 35th anniversary year, Anthrax released one of 2016’s most-anticipated metal/thrash albums, For All Kings (February 26/Megaforce in North America/Nuclear Blast internationally), that debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart, and #9 on the Top 200, becoming Anthrax’s highest-charting album in more than two decades.  Written by drummer Charlie Benante, bassist Frank Bello and guitarist Scott Ian, the dynamic triumvirate whose unique composition chemistry is, in part, what sets Anthrax’s music apart from other bands’ in the same genre, combined with Joey Belladonna’s breathtaking vocals and the searing guitar leads by newest member Jonathan Donais, it’s no wonder the album and the band’s live shows have consistently received tremendous reviews.
Over its 35-year career, Anthrax has been a pioneering band with its unique style, sound and heavy brand of thrash metal, and, as Metallica’s Kirk Hammett put it, “one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands.”  Anthrax has sold in excess of 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans.  From the race and genre barriers Anthrax helped break down in 1988 when they collaborated with Public Enemy on “Bring The Noise,” to becoming a card-carrying member of The Big Four – with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – as one of the four bands that defined the speed/thrash metal genre, to being the first metal band to have its music heard on Mars when NASA played “Got The Time” to wake up the Mars Rover, Anthrax continues to break ground and innovate.  On December 13, 2016, the Epiphone/Revolver Music Awards presented Anthrax with its first-ever “Innovator Award” to acknowledge the band’s contribution to music.


unnamedShowtime Networks andMADONNA have announced that her highly-anticipated concert film, MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR will premiere on December 9at 9p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME, on-air, on demand and over the internet. MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR was shot around the world and features a collection of live and behind these scenes footage culminating in performances at the Sydney Olympic Park in March of this year. The film is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies. Madonna will be honored later this year as Billboardmagazine’s 2016 Woman of the Year award, at a star-studded event held in conjunction with the publication of Billboard‘s Women in Music list, which identifies the 50 most powerful female executives in the industry each year. For a first look at MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR, go to:
“When it comes to putting on a show, there is only one Madonna – an iconic performer that we’re thrilled to have on our air,” said David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. “With her unique creative vision and unmatched stage presence, our viewers will see an arena show packed with visual theatrics, stunning costumes and intricate choreography, featuring new hits and beloved classic songs.”
As the premier destination for the best concert films and music documentaries, MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR joins a growing list of Showtime Documentary Films featuring music’s biggest names including recent concert films from The Who, The Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, One Direction, Mumford & Sons, U2, The White Stripes and Paul McCartney, along with the documentary films featuring Michael Jackson, David Bowie, The Eagles, Nas, The Police, Elvis Costello, Public Enemy, Ozzy Osbourne, Kings of Leon and Billy Joel. For more information on the SHOWTIME Music Makers collection, go to  
The set list for MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR spans all decades of the iconic superstar’s illustrious career, including songs from Rebel Heart (the No. 1 dance hits “Living for Love” and “Bitch I’m Madonna”) to classic fan favorites like “Material Girl” and “Holiday” and a “Dress You Up” medley that included “Get Into The Groove,” “Everybody” and “Lucky Star.” Memorable highlights from the tour include her first-ever live concert performance of “Take a Bow,” acoustic versions of “Like A Prayer,” “Secret” and “Don’t Tell Me.”  At each tour date during the song “Unapologetic Bitch,” Madonna would bring someone up from the crowd to dance with her during the song. Some nights it was a fan, another night it was Katy Perry. Other guest dancers included: Amy Schumer, Ariana Grande, Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Diplo, Gwendoline Christie, Graham Norton and Anderson Cooper.
Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, the Rebel Heart Tour kicked off on September 9, 2015 in Montreal and visited arenas in 55 cities on four continents over seven months. Madonna performed 82 shows, plus a special fan club show in Melbourne. The tour grossed $169.8 Million with 1,045,479 in attendance, making her the top grossing touring female artist in the history of Billboard Boxscore with over $1.31 billion in ticket sales sold over the course of her career. Madonna is also the fourth top grossing touring act (behind The Rolling Stones, U2 and Bruce Springsteen) since tracking began in 1990.
The Rebel Heart Tour was directed by Jamie King with musical direction by Kevin Antunes (the band’s keyboardist Ric’key Pageot, drummer Brian Frasier-Moore, guitarist Monte Pittman, and background vocalists Kiley Dean and Nicki Richards), lead choreography by Megan Lawson, hair by Andy LeCompte, makeup by Aaron Henrikson, and costume design by Arianne Phillips.
Madonna also recently announced special evening of music, art, mischief and a live performance onDecember 2, 2016 to benefit Raising Malawi, the non-profit she founded in 2006.  Raising Malawi is currently constructing Malawi’s first pediatric surgery and intensive care unit which will double the number of life-saving surgeries performed on children each year, provide intensive care after critical surgeries and train specialized Malawian medical staff. The facility, which will be called the Mercy James Institute of Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, will open in 2017.

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