Dropkick Murphys are excited to announce the release of Rose Tattoo: For Boston Charity EP. The EP features three songs, including a newly recorded version of the band’s song “Rose Tattoo” featuring Bruce Springsteen. It’s available exclusively through iTunes for the special price of $1.29. Everyone involved has agreed to donate 100% of the money raised through this release. The funds will be disbursed directly by the band’s charity of choice, The Claddagh Fund, to those affected by the tragedy. The Claddagh Fund is a nationally-recognized official 501(c)3 charity whose mission is to serve the most vulnerable in our communities. Read more
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Dropkick Murphys Release Rose Tattoo: For Boston Charity EP; Featuring Newly Recorded Version of “Rose Tattoo” with Bruce Springsteen
with opener Mark Utley (Magnolia Mountain)
May 31, 2013
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
doors 8 pm, show 9 pm, 18+, $8 adv, $10 dos
Kenny Roby’s life in music has been an intellectual and spiritual quest. The Raleigh, NC-based singer/songwriter has explored the history of music and its various forms with a musicologist’s zeal, absorbing it all into his art. Simultaneously, he has taken a long hard look in the mirror through the writing process, allowing him to discover and reflect back a piece of himself through his songs. Charting the continuum of that journey takes us to Roby’s critically acclaimed 2013 release, Memories & Birds, an ambitious vision of a Southern past littered with provocative characters and the dark, foreboding places they inhabit. Read more
LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival, Louisville’s three-day festival celebrating the best in music, art and environmental activism, is bringing a slice of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail directly to its fans with a lineup of Bourbon offerings, featuring an expanded Bourbon Lodge, bourbon-inspired culinary experience and much more. The 2013 Festival is set to take place July 12-14, at Louisville’s scenic Waterfront Park.
The 2013 Bourbon Lodge will feature over 12 Kentucky Bourbon brands uniting to offer over 30 Bourbon selections, including Four Roses, Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve, Old Forrester, Early Times, Willet, Old Pogue, Heaven Hill, Corsair Distillery, Wild Turkey, Town Branch and Jim Beam, among others. Read more
LEOGUN distill gritty rock, swaggering blues, and haunting soul into anthemic and artful songs. The music remains strong, sexy, and staggering, echoing Jack White and Queens of the Stone Age with personal panache. In many ways, their entire ethos can be traced back to their name. LEOGUN means half-man and half-lion. It’s rather apropos with what’s roaring from their amps.
MTV premiered the music video for the band’s first single “Let’s Be Friends” in late September. MSN’s Reverb blog proclaims “sometimes it’s just a good, cleansing blast for the ears to hear some straight-up rock,” saying the song “could be a Led Zeppelin outtake.” Read more
Photos by Scott Preston
Andrew Combs is a songwriter, guitarist, and singer who lives in Nashville. Originally from Dallas, Combs is inspired by the great tradition of Texas songwriting exemplified by Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Mickey Newbury.
Following the success of the 2010 EP Tennessee Time, Coin Records released the 7-inch single “Big Bad Love” in May 2012 and Combs’ debut full-length album, Worried Man, on October 30, 2012.
The new album caps off a busy year for Combs who signed as a staff writer with Razor & Tie Music Publishing in July 2012. Combs was also tapped to play the 2012 Americana Music Association festival and has played and toured with Shovels & Rope, Jonny Corndawg, Caitlin Rose, Houndmouth, Robert Ellis, and Jason Isbell. Read more
June 7, 2013
The Crow’s Nest, 4544 W 8th St, Cincinnati, OH
Asheville, NC– Town Mountain is ready and reelin’ to travel the country this spring and summer! They will have stops in the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Kentucky, Colorado, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Washington and Oregon. Notable events include performance at the Leftover Salmon’s Bluegrass Throwdown, John Hartford Memorial Festival, ROMP, The Hampton Taphouse Festival, The Festival of Bluegrass, RapidGrass and much more! Read more
Stanley’s Pub proudly presents Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret. on Thursday May 23rd.
Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm
Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226 513-871-6249
Tickets $10 advance/ $12 DOS. Tickets available at stanleys.frontgatetickets.com
Col. Bruce Hampton has been making music since he formed his first band in 1963. The Colonel has been in constant motion ever since leaving a trail of memorable live performances with his many bands, including The Hampton Grease Band, The Late Bronze Age, and The Aquarium Rescue Unit (ARU.)
During the ARU days, The Colonel helped start the 1990’s H.O.R.D.E. Festival with Widespread Panic, Phish, Blues Traveler, and Spin Doctors. Read more
Watermelon Slim To Release 12th Album “Bull Goose Rooster” On 6/25, Performing at Cincy Blues Fest On 8/2
CLARKSDALE, MS — Legendary singer-songwriter Watermelon Slim’s 12th album Bull Goose Rooster, set for release on NorthernBlues Music on June 25, is an expansive masterpiece that stretches his deep blues-based roots in a multitude of directions. The disc’s 16 songs, most buoyed by the powerful sound of his reunited veteran touring and recording band the Workers, delve into the worlds of Chicago, Delta and Hill country blues, country, rock and folk. And they bristle with Slim’s sheer artistic command of all of those genres.
“I promised myself that I would make this the best and biggest album I’ve ever made,” Slim explains. “At the bottom of it all, I’m a bluesman. I started playing and writing songs because I was interested in playing blues, but when I perform I play all kinds of music that came out of the American South. In the interest of reflecting that, the 16 songs on Bull Goose Rooster comprise my broadest, most ambitious recording to date.” Read more
Nashville rockers Deadstring Brothers come to MOTR Pub on Thursday, June 20 in support of their new Bloodshot Records release “Cannery Row”
The Deadstring Brothers’ heart beats with pure rock and roll. Simple and shor ’nuff. Built on a the unshakable foundations of blues, rock country and soul, DSB manages to create something at once totally fresh but totally recognizable. It’s all ragtops and cold beer, seeds and stems, gatefold LPs and foxy girlfriends with tight, flared jeans. You can imagine them walking as a gang down Carnaby street in London in the late 60′s, or tearing up the stage at Cobo Hall in De-troit Rock City or sweating buckets at a Muscle Shoals recording session in the 70′s or kicking a musician-in-the-round session at a Nashville watering hole. Read more
Ian Anderson will be performing both his composition THICK AS A BRICK in its entirety for the first time since 1972, and his new album, THICK AS A BRICK 2 at PNC Pavilion at Riverbed, 6295 Kellogg Ave., in Cincinnati, on July 20, at 8 PM.
Tickets range from $45. to $87.95.
This tour will feature a more theatrical production with video and additional musicians, including Ian’s band: bassist David Goodier, keyboardist John O’Hara, drummer Scott Hammond, and wunderkind guitarist Florian Opahle– all of whom have performed with Ian on his solo dates over the years as well as having performed at various times as members of Jethro Tull. British singer Ryan O’Donnell, who has been active in the UK theatrical scene will also be singing. Ian added the young performer as he wants to perform vocals and instrument parts as they appeared on the original THICK AS A BRICK. Read more