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Dropkick Murphys Release Rose Tattoo: For Boston Charity EP; Featuring Newly Recorded Version of “Rose Tattoo” with Bruce Springsteen
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
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
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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