The wild magic of the Jersey Shore boardwalk has inspired musicians across generations, but it takes a uniquely distinct vision to go find that slice of regional wonder in Northern Alabama. On Italian Ice (April 17 / Single Lock Records), that’s exactly what Nicole Atkins has done, taking over the hallowed Muscle Shoals Sound Studio with a one-of-a-kind band featuring members of the Bad Seeds, Dap-Kings, the legendary Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and more. “Musically, it doesn’t make any sense,” says Atkins half-jokingly. “But I’m a superfan of all of them, and we ended up with the weirdest, craziest band ever. It just became this awesome misfit party.”
The legendary American rock band TESLA will release their new live album, Five Man London Jam worldwide on March 27, 2020 on UMe. The album is a live performance of some their most iconic songs from their catalog. Five Man London Jam was recorded and filmed in 4K high-definition as an homage to their critically acclaimed and highly influential Top 20 platinum album Five Man Acoustical Jam.
Two of the biggest bands in heavy metal – Megadeth and LAMB OF GOD – will be joining forces on a co-headline tour across North America this year, presented by SiriusXM. And to add to the firepower of this already formidable tour, Trivium and In Flames are joining, making this THE must-see heavy music package of the year. Tickets will go on general sale Friday, February 14 from livenation.com
Freekbass is one of the world’s great bass players and has worked alongside funk legends Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell. On February 8th, Freekbass will be performing the music of P Funk with help from Sammie Garett & Greg Sanderson of Turkuaz, Gary “Mudbone” Cooper of Parliament-Funkadelic & Bootsy’s Rubber Band, Reilly Comisar, Nathan Lewis from Ernie Johnson From Detroit and others.
Andrew Hibbard is a musician, songwriter, singer and writer of poetry. Born in Hamilton, Ohio in the late months of 1995, he began playing guitar at the age of six when his father showed him some basic chords. Since high school he’s been picking and roaming, following the paths cut by his musical forebears — Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Neil Young, Hank Williams, Chet Atkins and Lightnin’ Hopkins.
Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have announced a summer 2020 headlining tour, produced by Live Nation. Coming on the heels of the band’s brand new 12th studio album Miracle Pill [Warner Records], the 29-date tour will kick off on July 23rd and visit illustrious outdoor venues across North America including Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, TN and The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Rolling Stone broke the news in an exclusive feature earlier today HERE. Lifehouse and Forest Blakk will provide support for all shows on the run and a complete list of dates can be found below.
Based in Asheville, NC, Folk/Americana duo Golden Shoals (formerly Hoot and Holler) is starting out 2020 by bringing their soulful, yet polished combination of fiddle, banjo, guitar, and harmony singing to Ohio under a fresh moniker.