Goodbye June @TheSmilingMoose Feb 12

Goodbye June will be coming through Pittsburgh playing at The Smiling Moose on Feb 12th. GBJ is a Nashville based rock band made up of three cousins.  These guys have landed a major label deal w Interscope Records (and EP was released this past fall, new music is coming soon and a full length later this year)   The band hails from Nashville and their sound is something along the lines of Cage the Elephant meets ZZ Top, meets CCR meets Shinedown.
Growing up scattered throughout the South and Midwest, cousins Landon Milbourn,
Brandon Qualkenbush, and Tyler Baker had longtime plans of forming a band. Then in June 2005, Baker’s brother was tragically killed in a car accident while home on military leave. “It wasn’t until after Shane passed away that we decided to finally make this happen, and to focus on writing music that felt really meaningful to us,” notes Qualkenbush. Having chosen a name to mark the month of Shane’s death, Goodbye June soon forged a heavy, soulful sound that fused Milbourn’s ferocious vocals with Qualkenbush and Baker’s brilliantly gritty guitar work.
In 2012, Goodbye June inked a deal with Nashville-based record label Cotton Valley Music, which eventually paved the way for their signing to Interscope Records in early 2016.
Goodbye June are now making their debut with the Danger In The Morning EP (Cotton Valley Music/Interscope Records), created in the thriving rock scene of their adopted hometown of Nashville, TN. The band worked closely with producer Paul Moak (The Weeks, Joy Williams of Civil Wars) to carve out a selection of songs that reveal both their frenetic energy and dynamic musicality.
Since their start, playing live has been essential to the lifeblood of the band. With recent performances including dates with ZZ Top, Forecastle Festival, Live on the Green, Louder Than Life Festival, and a European swing, the band delivers a show that Milbourn describes as “sweaty and dirty, with hair flying everywhere and tambourines getting broken and me falling down every once in a while.”
th_6743302dfba9c80b3a4605e299b318d9_1472575924goodbyejune_albumartcopyNow at work on a full-length debut to be released in 2017, Goodbye June is focused on channeling that raw energy into their studio output. “There’s definitely a structure to the madness with this band,” Qualkenbush points out. “We want to give people the kind of rock-and-roll experience that’s a little harder to come by these days-and hopefully they’ll come away with something that has real meaning.

goodbyejune.com

Pittsburgh’s own Amy Rigby ‘Diary of a Mod Housewife’ vinyl reissue and tour dates

image003Amy Rigby’s ‘Diary of a Mod Housewife’ is a modern classic. It has never been available on vinyl. This will change Nov 18th when this wonderful album finally gets the vinyl release it deserves. To celebrate she’s playing her hometown of Pittsburgh. Let me know if you want to go.

 

Amy Rigby established herself as a solo artist in 1996 with debut album Diary Of A Mod Housewife, but had already been writing and performing her honest, intelligent and instantly-memorable songs for years as a member of early NYC alt-country band Last Roundup and girl group the Shams. Over the last two decades she has toured the US, UK and Europe and released four more acclaimed solo albums, as well as three duo records with her husband Wreckless Eric. Nov 18th, Diary Of A Mod Housewife will be released on vinyl for the first time and Amy is touring to revisit the classics and play new songs from her upcoming solo album due out next year. Here are the dates:

 

Sat 22 Oct 2016 Hudson, NY at Spotty Dog

Sun 23 Oct 2016 Cambridge, MA at Atwood’s Tavern 4pm

Wed 26 Oct 2016, Rochester NY at Abilene Bar & Lounge

Thu 27 Oct 2016 Cleveland, OH at Beachland Tavern

Fri 28 Oct 2016 Champaign, IL at A Sandwich Life House Concert

Sun 30 Oct 2016, Chicago, IL  at Reckless Records In-store 4pm

Sun 30 Oct 2016 – Rockford, IL  at Mary’s Place 8pm

Tue 01 Nov 2016 – Pittsburgh, PA  at Club Café

Thu 03 -06 Nov 2016 – Harbor Springs, MI at Springfed Arts Lambs Retreat

Wed 16 Nov 2016 – New York, NY at The HiFi Bar

Thu 17 Nov 2016 – New York, NY at The HiFi Bar

Sat 19 Nov 2016 – Media, PA at Concerts @ Sixth St.

Sun 20 Nov 2016 – Vienna, VA at Jammin’ Java

Thu 01 Dec 2016 – Glasgow, UK  at Admiral Bar

Sun 04 Dec 2016 – Hull, UK at Furley & Co

Sun 11 Dec 2016 – London, UK at Come Down & Meet the Folks 7pm

Tue 13 Dec 2016 – Brighton, UK at Prince Albert

Wed 14 Dec 2016 – Leicester, UK at The Musician

 

Here is a track from Diary of a Mod Housewife plus a live performance:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN-T8eXl_Cw

 

https://amyrigby.bandcamp.com

 

http://www.nyctaper.com/2015/07/amy-rigby-may-28-2015-hifi-bar-flacmp3streaming/

 

. Here’s what the press has said about it:

 

“..masterful. Funny and enticing, she is up there with the likes of Paul Simon and Randy Newman.”  – New York Times

 

“Rigby’s solo debut remains a classic.”  – Chicago Tribune

 

“An impressive debut. A-“ – Entertainment Weekly

 

“Concept album of the year. A” – Robert Christgau

 

“There are no maybes about Mod—this is a wonderful album” – People Magazine

 

“As liberating as the first Pretenders album” –  Salon

 

“…one of rock’s most distinctive and consistently excellent songwriters.” – Washington Post

 

“…an instant classic” – UNCUT