J. Roddy Walston & The Business in Pittsburgh on March 31

J. Roddy Walston & The Business
at Stage AE in Pittsburgh on Saturday, March 31

STREAM Destroyers of the Soft Life 
(ATO Records)
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J. Roddy Walston and the Business recently released their fourth studio album via ATO Records, Destroyers of the Soft Life, full of melodic songwriting with sharp observations about American culture.

Destroyers of the Soft Life has received praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, American Songwriter, Uproxx, CLASH and more.

JRWATB is back on the road and will be at Stage AE in Pittsburgh on Saturday, March 31.

 
Saturday, March 31 – 7:00 pm
J. Roddy Walston and the Business @ Stage AE

400 N Shore Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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$18 ADV / $22 DAY
All ages

Destroyers of the Soft Life began two years ago when Walston (lead singer / guitar / piano), Billy Gordon (guitar),Logan Davis (bass) and Steve Colmus (drums) transformed space in a Richmond, Virigina WWII era bomb shelter turned lumber yard into their own recording studio. The album is co-produced by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, Father John Misty.) 

“A massive record, one that would transform their raucous, Southern barroom boogie into anthemic arena rock, brimming with vocal hooks and sporting crystalline production to match.”
– Billboard
 
“The Baltimore quartet has added a dose of anthemic drive to their soaring song structures and sing-along melodies” – Paste

Doyle (Featuring Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein) @ Diesel Club Lounge in Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday, February 22nd

Doyle (featuring legendary Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein) will be playing at Diesel Club Lounge in Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday, February 22nd.
Doyle is supporting their sophomore full-length album, “As We Die” which is out now.
Doyle “Run For Your Life” Official Music Video:
Official Website:

The Brothers Reed – Pittsburgh performance @BlackForgeCoffee

The sibling acoustic duo from Southern Oregon, The Brothers Reed, are on a two-month national tour promoting their brand new album “Three” set to release on Jan.6th. They are performing at Black Forge Coffee House in Pittsburgh on February 15th.

“Their melodies make their music exceptional” – Natalie Johnson (music editor for Sneak Preview)

“…intoxicating sound a light in the darkness of the song craft” – Josh Gross (album review in Rogue Valley Messenger)

Despite their brotherhood, Aaron and Phil Reed didn’t start playing music together until two years ago after Phil left their hometown of St. Charles, Missouri to join Aaron in the unsullied mountains of the American Northwest. The brothers family blend of folk encapsulates the grit and humor of Midwest life with the swagger and serenity of the west coast. Their style evokes finger picking folk singers of the 60’s and 70’s with a contemporary and boundless edge. Cultivated from years of performing in bands ranging from heavy metal to reggae and rock, to punk, country, and funk, their musical dichotomy is at the root of their diverse yet seamless folk-brand.

            With their comedic brotherly banter, impeccable harmonic expression, and widely varying influences, a Brothers Reed performance will have you reflecting on lost lives and lovers, laughing hysterically and leaving completely entertained.  

Touring as a guitar-duo, the group incorporates harmonica, percussion and keys into their live performances, soothing your soul with songs that are familiar yet original.   Whether they are finger picking their way through a lamentable ballad or bringing you around full-speed with a barn-burning bluegrass number, The Brothers Reed are masters of their craft.

            Winners of 2014’s “Road to Nashville,” competition as well as finalists and crowd favorites of Britt Festivals 2015 “Rising Stars Contest,” the Brothers Reed have quickly risen to regional renown and now tour extensively throughout the U.S. Their sophomore full length, Monster In My Head (released March 2016), is a power-punch follow up to 2015’s critically acclaimed debut, Sick As Folk. Moving away from the stripped down approach of Sick As Folk, Monster In My Head combines full band instrumentation with the finest elements of folk, rock, R&B, country and reggae, to create a record that at 17 tracks is an ambitious yet fluid piece of work. The album also marks the group’s first effort at collaboration and features several guest artists including Jeff Pevar (Crosby, Stills and Nash; Ray Charles; Jazz is Dead), T.J. Eilers (Synrgy, Buckle Rash, The Illies) and Ambur Rose (Roses and Whiskey).

All aspects of the brand including management, website design, graphics, and album production (engineering, recording and mixing) is done completely by The Brothers.  

Find tour dates, merch., and videos at www.thebrothersreed.comSick As Folk and Monster In My Head are available on iTunes, Spotify, and also at www.thebrothersreed.com

 (Photo courtesy of Daniel McCarty of Focal Fire Productions)

 

Mykki Blanco @Cattivo 3.24.17

Mykki Blanco is the New York City writer, activist, and international performing artist who’s as well known for his gender-nonconforming attitude as he is for his genre-bending brand of hip hop. He released his debut studio album Mykki via !K7 Records in September 2016. The album was a culmination of Blanco’s years of recording, touring, work, and imagination and received much acclaim from the likes of The FADERThe AtlanticPitchfork (7.7), i-D and more.
Mykki recently got a “Fuck Trump” tattoo the day of the inauguration: http://www.thefader.com/2017/01/20/mykki-blanco-fuck-trump-tattoo
Watch Mykki’s Berlin Tour Diary: https://youtu.be/EMhQgU80IEA
Cattivo
146 44th St
Lawrenceville, PA 15201
Date: Friday, March 24th
Ages: 21+
Doors: 8:00 PM
Price: $15-$17

Millvale Music Festival accepting submissions for musical acts, sponsors, volunteers

MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED FOR EMERGING MILLVALE

First annual event set for Saturday, May 13th

millvale_music_fest_logo_b-01-1The community organized Millvale Music Festival will take place Saturday, May 13th, 2017. The day-long event will support and showcase local musical acts of many genres while showcasing the fun and unique Millvale venues. Over 100 bands at more than a dozen stages are to be part of the community’s first annual celebration. The Festival will build on the success of other local community music Festivals but will highlight the growing cultural presence and businesses in Millvale.

Anticipated venues include Mr. Smalls Theatre & Funhouse, Double L Bar, Grist House Brewing, Draai Laag Brewing, Cousin’s Lounge, Panza Gallery, GAP Park, Millvale Studios, Tupelo Honey Teas, Millvale Community Library, Element Church, and more. All of these unique venues are in the small, walking business district in Millvale that continues to grow into something special. Music lovers are encouraged to follow the Festival at www.facebook.com/millvalemusic for news and announcements leading up to the Festival.

The Millvale Music Festival is now accepting submissions for musical acts, stage hosts, and volunteers. They are asked to go to millvalemusic.org to make these submissions.

The Millvale Music Festival is also seeking sponsors. These partners will enable the event’s success and the community’s growth. Please contact Liz Tripoli at 412.224.2666 or sponsorship@millvalemusic.org for sponsorship opportunities.

Queensrhyce Tonight Dec 7 @RexTheater

QUEENSRYCHE Release New Music Video for “Hellfire”

On ‘Condition Human’ Headlining Tour In North America

Seattle based heavy metal icons QUEENSRYCHE are nearing the end of their ‘Condition Human’ world tour, which has now brought them back to North America on Fall a headlining run. Continuing to build on the momentum of their latest studio album, the band has released a visceral new music video for their song “Hellfire”, which spotlights the Malaysian passenger flight crisis in 2014. Speaking about the influence and subject matter for the new video, vocalist Todd La Torre states,

“‘Hellfire’ is a depiction primarily based on the tragic events surrounding the Malaysian airline flight MH17. Despite the storyline’s foundation, the lyrical and visual narrative transcends into other pertinent, global subject matters. Civil unrest, guerrilla warfare, media propaganda, and social inequalities are just some examples of the multifaceted issues marbled throughout ‘Hellfire’. A poignant illustration of an unfortunate yet timeless reality.” 

Queensryche – “Hellfire” (Official Music Video)
QUEENSRYCHE Online
Website: www.queensrycheofficial.com
Facebookwww.facebook.com/queensrycheofficial
Twitterwww.twitter.com/queensryche
Instagram: www.instagram.com/queensrycheofficial
QUEENSRYCHE – ‘Condition Human’ North American Fall Tour

Tuesday, December 6th – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Wednesday, December 7th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
Thursday, December 8th – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel Lounge
Saturday, December 10th – Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sunday, December 11th – Peoria, IL @ Limelight
Tuesday, December 13th – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Wednesday, December 14th – Overland Park, KS @ Kanza Hall
Thursday, December 15th – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
Friday, December 16th – West Wendover, NV @ Peppermill Hotel & Casino

Wyclef Jean Debuts New Single I Swear Feat. Young Thug

unnamed-1Wyclef Jean premiered his new single, “I Swear” feat. Young Thuglast night on Ebro Darden‘s show on Apple Music‘s Beats 1. “I Swear” is an upbeat romantic track which celebrates the love in a strong relationship.

Listen To “I Swear” Feat. Young Thug Here

I Swear” is featured on Wyclef’s forthcoming EP, J’ouvert, which will be available on January 27, 2017. In addition to Young Thug, J’ouvert also features Walk The Moon and others.

J’ouvert is a precursor to Wyclef’s forthcoming full length album aptly titled Carnival III: Road To Clefication dropping next summer on the 20th anniversary of Wyclef’s critically acclaimed debut The Carnival. The LP has already created quite a buzz with confirmed appearances from Young Thug, Walk The Moon Afrojack, Emeli Sandé and multiplatinum DJ/recording artist Avicii.

Michael Kelly Guitar Co. Unveils Custom Collection 50 Deluxe Model with 12 Sonic Options

Why settle for just any tone when you can choose among 12? That’s the opportunity that Michael Kelly Guitar Co. presents with the new Custom Collection 50 Deluxe (CC50DLX) electric guitar model. The perfect tone is just a click, pull or push away with a 4-way switch that drastically expands sonic options. Combining cutting-edge electronics with the classic look of Michael Kelly’s 1950s Series, the versatile CC50 Deluxe is designed at the intersection of modern and vintage, embodying the best of both worlds.

The design of the CC50 Deluxe began as an extended collaboration between the Michael Kelly team and the sonic experts at Seymour Duncan. At the center of this model are Duncan’s Hot Rail pickups. These humbucking pickups have the ability to switch to a more traditional single-coil tone, enabling the player to enjoy a fat, heavy rock tone one moment before transitioning to a traditional, surf-style tone the next. These are combined with Michael Kelly’s new 12-Tone Mod to open up the full sonic palette.

One key to the 12-Tone Mod on the Deluxe is the use of a 4-way switch instead of the typical 3-way switch. The 4-way blade switch delivers the typical neck, bridge or both settings of a 3-way, while adding a fourth position as a “series” option. Two push-pull pots on the master volume and master tone knob help expand the tonal variations. One splits the neck pickup from humbucker to single coil when pulled up; the other splits the bridge pickup. The pickups can be positioned 12 different ways for unique sonic settings. To see a diagram of the different options, visit the CC50 Deluxe product page by clicking here.

 

The CC50 Deluxe doesn’t forsake beauty for brains. An exotic striped ebony finish tops the maple-bound alder body. The bolt-on maple neck has a rosewood fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and dot inlays. A dual-action truss rod stabilizes the Modern C neck profile, while a vintage bridge with brass saddles, die-cast tuning keys and chrome hardware finishes round out the classic esthetic. The model shares many of the same dimensions as other Michael Kelly 1950s Series guitars, including the 10.5’’ fretboard, 25.5’’ scale length, and a standard bone nut at 43mm width.

Offering brains, beauty, and excellent value, the CC50 Deluxe is priced at$1,100.00 MSRP, and a $699.99 introductory special price. For a closer look at this model and the rest of the 1950s series, visit www.MichaelKellyGuitars.com.
About Michael Kelly Guitar Co.

Founded in 1999, Michael Kelly Guitars is an American guitar, bass and mandolin company that imports quality instruments manufactured to their specifications. “Built on Sound,” the company has earned a reputation for excellent aesthetics, value, and overall performance. For more information, visit www.MichaelKellyGuitars.com  or call(727) 793-9059.

Kip Moore Performs In Nashville For Fans And Hilton HHonors Members As Part Of The 2016 Hilton Concert Series

photo credit: John Shearer / Getty Images for Hilton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Singer-songwriter Kip Moore entertains fans and Hilton HHonors members in 
Nashville on August 31, 2016.
 
WHO:
WHAT:
A special live performance showcasing the benefits of being a Hilton HHonors member. This was the sixth of seven concerts to take place at hotels within the Hilton portfolio in 2016, following February’s Jason Derulo concert at Hilton San Diego Bayfront, April’s Elle King performance at Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, Curio Collection, May’s Halsey performance at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, June’s Tegan and Sara performance at Hilton Toronto, and July’s Grimes performance at Hilton Berlin.
WHERE:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel –  Nashville Downtown
315 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219
WHEN:
Wednesday, August 31st
WHY:
 The 2016 Hilton Concert Series is traveling around the world to bring exclusive experiences to HHonors members and to highlight the benefits of HHonors membership. Now in its second year, the Series, produced by Live Nation, is helping fans around the world discover some of the music industry’s most buzz-worthy artists. The 2016 series will wrap up in Austin, TX on October 28th with a performance by GRAMMY award winnerGary Clark Jr. at Hilton Austin.
About Kip Moore
A constant road warrior, Moore is currently gearing up to headline Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater, as part of “The Big 98’s Annual Guitar-B-Que Benefitting St. Jude” and recently revealed dates for his headlining ME AND MY KIND TOUR, which will see Moore visit cities across the US and Canada through early December and includes red-hot newcomer Jon Pardi. As Moore continues to be “met with more deafening applause” (CMT) he is currently on the road for Miranda Lambert’s Keeper Of The Flame Tour. Hailed as a “career song” by Billboard, Moore’s current single “Running For You” continues to climb the charts and is taken from Moore’s critically acclaimed sophomore album WILD ONES, that Taste of Country deems is “tailored for his live show and the thousands of die-hard fans that pack theaters several times each week to see him,” and Huffington Post declares as “one heck of an album… set to produce hit after hit after hit.” WILD ONES follows Moore’s debut album UP ALL NIGHT which was certified GOLD by the RIAA and spawned three No. One hit singles including GOLD certified “Beer Money,” PLATINUM certified “Hey Pretty Girl,” and the DOUBLE PLATINUM breakout hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck.”