What is BoomBox? Some would claim they’re an enthralling, sweaty heap of down tempo disco-hop. Others may say they’re a special blend of Funktronic ‘n Blues. They prefer to just call it Rock ‘n Roll and leave the rest up to the listener.
Comprised of multi-talented producer/musicians Zion “Rock” Godchaux and Russ Randolph, the BoomBox project manifested in 2004 during a recording session. Instantly clicking, the two realized they together harnessed both the talent and drive to introduce a new, unequaled sound to the live music scene. Read more
Monsters of Folk’s self-titled debut, out now on Shangri-La Music, has hit #15 on the Top 200 chart, selling nearly 35,000 albums in its first week of release. The Top 20 album is the first recorded collaborative effort of the group’s acclaimed members – Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis,My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and singer/songwriter M.Ward. Read more
CINCINNATI, Ohio (September 29, 2009) – MidPoint Music Festival 2009, held this past week, drew more than 15,000 attendees to revel in 270 performances throughout Downtown, Over-the-Rhine and the Southgate House in Newport, Kentucky.
With more stages and a 45% increase in the number of performances over last year, organizers did not raise ticket prices and still experienced a 27% jump at the box office.
“With our current economy we wanted to keep things affordable for the fans,” said Executive Producer Dan McCabe. “In our eighth year promoting quality acts, people know we provide a good experience and we’re happy with the turnout fans showed us.” Read more
Covington, KY – The third annual World Music Fest is moving from Newport, KY to Covington – and expanding from a single evening concert to a full weekend of festivities in the process. World Music Fest has been incorporated as the third event in Covington’s new Full Spectrum series (which features a large-scale arts/culture event every weekend in October) and will showcase more than 150 performers during 40+ performances at seven venues in Covington from Oct. 16-18, 2009.
Friday Oct. 16, 6-10 pm: World Music Fest kicks off with a VIP Mixer at Baker Hunt Cultural Center. $30 admission includes food, wine and live music by Faux Frenchmen (Gypsy Jazz) and Kyle Ferguson (steel drums) as well as a World Music Fest Mainstage ticket (for the Oct. 18 show at Madison Theater), a Global Afterparty ticket (for the dance party at Leapin Lizard on Oct. 17) and a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a CCM performance. Seating limited, reservations required. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-292-2322.
Saturday Oct. 17, 9 am-midnight: On Saturday, the festival spans a full 15 hours at six venues, from 9 am to midnight. The day begins at Baker Hunt with a complimentary continental breakfast with Celtic and Early European Music and ends with a Global Afterparty at Leapin Lizard, featuring DJ Roma Boombox. All entertainment is free (donations accepted) except for the Global Afterparty, 9 pm – midnight at Leapin Lizard ($5 cover).
The schedule is as follows, with a more detailed version viewable here (and also available for download on the website: www.worldmusicfest.org): Read more
On the heels of a much talked about Midwest and Colorado tour, the Kyle Hollingsworth Band (featuring Dave Watts of The Motet -drums, Garrett Sayers of The Motet -bass, and Dan Schwindt -guitar) announces West and East Coast tours this fall in support of Hollingsworth’s new album release, Then There’s Now. Brushfire Records recording artist Zach Gill (ALO, Jack Johnson) joins Hollingsworth on the bill for a run of West Coast dates in October, while Ryan Montbleau Band joins select east coast dates. Tickets will be available at www.kylehollingsworth.com and at respective venues. Read more