NEW: Hite – Eliza Jane

Hite
“Eliza Jane”

Lovely and unsettling. Brightly arranged and shot through with darkness. Rooted in folk yet still using the language of art rock and electronica. The artist Hite revels in these contradictions in her striking debut album Light Of A Strange Day. Hite is someone we’ve met before: she is the singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Julia Easterlin, who collaborated with the famed Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure on their album Touristes.

The new moniker marks a new direction for Hite: as Julia Easterlin, she made her initial reputation by looping and layering her voice to create her music. This record, she says, “is a natural progression, away from loops and into more flexible, expressive forms of storytelling.” “Eliza Jane” is the lead track and video from Light Of A Strange Day.

Outlets such as Spotify have already embraced Hite’s music, featuring tracks in playlists such as Fresh Finds, Indie Acoustic and The Global Viral 50. Fans in the New York area can catch her performing around the Empire State, dates listed below.

Upcoming Shows:
May 2 – Union Pool – Wilsen album release party w/ Alpenglow // 8pm
May 17 – Brooklyn Bazaar w/ Ritual Talk and CVS at Night // 8pm // Tickets
May 22 – The Hum @ Good Room w/ Arooj Aftab + Maeve Gilchrist // 8pm
June 7 – Rockwood 2 // 9:15
June 24 – Blackdome Festival – Windham, NY

NEW: Phoenix – J-Boy

PHOENIX “J-Boy”

New album, TI AMO, out on June 9th
U.S. Headline Tour starts May 12

Grammy-winning band Phoenix are thrilled to announce their new album, Ti Amo, set for release on June 9, 2017 via Loyaute/Glassnote Records. The band – comprised of Thomas Mars (vocals), Laurent Brancowitz (guitar), Christian Mazzalai (guitar), and Deck D’Arcy (bass) – detailed creating the album to the New York Times earlier this week, who called it “the band’s most unabashedly romantic record yet.” Ti Amo’s first single, a brilliant, shimmering explosion called “J-Boy” is Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats1 Radio today!

Ti Amo is Phoenix’s first album since 2013’s critically lauded Bankrupt!. Produced by the band and recorded at La Gaîté Lyrique (Paris) with the help of long time collaborator Pierrick Devin, Ti Amo is – in the band’s own words – “an album about simple pure emotions: love, desire, lust and innocence, it’s also a record about our European, Latin roots, a fantasized version of Italy: a lost paradise made of eternal Roman summers (hyper-light, hyper-clarity, pistachio gelato), juke-boxes on the beach, Monica Vitti and Marcello Mastroiani, fearless desire and Antique marble statues.”

Phoenix will be touring throughout America this spring in support of Ti Amo; dates are below. Leading into album release week, the band will play a headline set at Governor’s Ball in New York City followed by stops in Toronto, Chicago, Red Rocks and more. The band will also be playing a very special show at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl on June 15th with indie troubadour Mac DeMarco supporting, as well as previously-announced opener The Lemon Twigs.

TOUR DATES
5/12/17 Miami, FL @ Fillmore *
5/13/17 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues *
5/14/17 Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
5/15/17 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *
6/2/17 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore +
6/3/17 New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball
6/4/17 Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Festival
6/5/17 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom +
6/7/17 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks + %
6/10/17 San Francisco, CA @ Live 105
6/11/17 San Diego, CA @ X-Fest
6/13/17 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater +
6/14/17 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
6/15/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl + &
6/21-6/25/17 Worthy Farm, Pilton @ Glastonbury Festival
6/29/17 Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain @ Vida Festival
6/30/17 Marmande, France @ Garorock Festival
7/1/17 Montreux, Switz @ Montreux Jazz Festival
7/6/17 Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Alive
7/7/17 Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao BBK Live
7/8/17 Hérouville-St-Clair, France @ Beauregard Festival
7/9/17 Belfort, France @ Les Eurockéennes Festival
7/13/17 Aix-les-Bains, France @ Musilac Festival
7/14/17 Carhaix, France @ Les Vieilles Charrues
7/12-16/17 Dour, Belgium @ Dour Festival
7/16/17 Berlin-Ferropolis, Germany @ Melt! Festival
7/20-22/17 Wiesen, Austria @ Out of the Woods
7/22/17 Roma, Italy @ Rock in Roma
8/6/17 Bandol, France @ Lunallela festival
8/11-12/17 Bali, Indonesia @ Sunny Side Up Festival
8/11-13/17 Jakarta, Indonesia @ We The Fest
8/12-8/13/17 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia @ Good Vibes Fest
8/15/17 Manila, Philippines @ Araneta Coliseum
8/17/17 Bangkok, Thailand @ Moon Star Studio
8/18-20/17 Osaka / Tokyo, Japan @ Summersonic Festival
9/1/17 Stockholm, Sweden @ Popaganda Festival
9/2/17 Laois, Ireland @ Electric Picnic
9/24/17 Munich, Germany @ Tonhalle
9/25/17 Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
9/26/17 Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit
9/28/17 Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rockhalle
9/29/17 Paris, France @ AccorHotels Area
9/30/17 London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
*- With Whitney
+- With The Lemon Twigs
%-With Miike Snow
&-With Mac DeMarco

NEW: Matthew Sweet – Tomorrow Forever

Matthew Sweet

IMPACTING MAY 15
From Matthew’s forthcoming album Tomorrow Forever available June 16, on his newly launched Honeycomb Hideout label and distributed by Sony/RED.

Listen to RadioMax to hear the new single “Trick” Request it here

Though Matthew plays and sings on every track, he’s joined by a talented group of guest artists including guitarists Jason Victor (Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3, Dream Syndicate), Val McCallum (Jackson Browne), John Moremen (The Orange Peels) and Gary Louris (The Jayhawks). His longtime rhythm section of Paul Chastain (Velvet Crush) and Ric Menck (Chastain’s partner in Velvet Crush) are joined by the Bangles’ Debbi Peterson and there’s a keyboard cameo from The Zombies’ Rod Argent.

“From the crunchy opening riff of “Trick,” Tomorrow Forever is another of Sweet’s power pop-leaning gems, with plenty of garage and psychedelic flavors in the mix.” – Billboard Magazine

On tour through September!
5/15 The Winery at City Winery NYC
5/16 The Winery at City Winery NYC
7/8 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
7/9 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
7/11 Minneapolis, MN Turf Club
7/12 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
7/13-7/14 Chicago, IL City Winery
7/15 Springfield, IL Bedrock Festival
7/16 St. Louis, MO Blueberry Hill
7/18 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads
7/19 Tulsa, OK Vanguard
7/20 Dallas, TX Kessler Theater
7/21 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live
7/22 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live
7/23 Houston, TX Heights Theater
7/25 Jackson, MS Duling Hall
7/26 Atlanta, GA City Winery
7/27 Atlanta, GA City Winery
7/28 Nashville, TN City Winery
7/29 Louisville, KY Headliners
9/7 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere
9/8 Annapolis, MD Rams Head
9/9 Haverton, PA Haverford Music Festival
9/13 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
9/14 Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
9/15 Brownfield, ME Stone Mountain
9/16 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
9/17 Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall
9/19 Fall River, MA Narrows Center for the Arts
9/20 Hudson, NY Club Helsinki
9/21 Wilmington, DE World Cafe Live
9/22 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall
9/23 Port Washington, NY Landmark on Main Street
9/24 South Orange, NJ SOPAC

NEW: Steve Earle & The Dukes – So You Wannabe an Outlaw

April 28, 2017 (Burbank, CA) — Musician, songwriter, actor and author Steve Earle and his country rock band The Dukes will release So You Wannabe an Outlaw on June 16 on Warner Bros. Records. The album is available for pre-order today via all digital retailers. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of the album track “Lookin’ For A Woman.”

So You Wannabe an Outlaw, Earle’s first album for Warner Bros. Records since 1997’s El Corazón, explores his country songwriting roots and features collaborations with Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, and Miranda Lambert.

“There’s nothing ‘retro’ about this record,” Earle says. “I’m just acknowledging where I’m coming from.” So You Wannabe an Outlaw is the first recording he has made in Austin, TX. Earle has lived in New York City for the past decade. “Look, I’m always gonna be a Texan, no matter what I do,” he says. “And I’m always going to be somebody who learned their craft in Nashville. It’s who I am.”

So You Wannabe an Outlaw is an homage to outlaw music and is dedicated to the late Waylon Jennings. “I was out to unapologetically ‘channel’ Waylon as best as I could.” Earle says. “This record was all about me playing’ on the back pick-up of a ’66 Fender Telecaster on an entire record for the first time in my life. The vocal part of it is a little different. I certainly don’t sound like Waylon Jennings. I moved to Nashville in November of 1974, and right after that Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger came out. I was around when Waylon was recording Dreaming My Dreams. Guitar Town (Earle’s 1986 chart-topping, Grammy Award-winning debut album) wound up being kind of my version of those types of songs,” Earle recalls.

Earle is backed on So You Wannabe an Outlaw by his long-time band The Dukes — guitarist Chris Masterson, fiddle player Eleanor Whitmore, bassist Kelly Looney, and new members drummer Brad Pemberton and pedal steel player Ricky Ray Jackson. The album was produced by Richard Bennett and recorded at Arlyn Studios in Austin.

A true Renaissance man, Earle has also become a novelist, a film, TV, and stage actor, playwright, author, record producer, and radio host over the course of his 30+ year career. He is currently appearing in the off-Broadway play Samara, for which Earle also wrote the score, that The New York Times called “exquisitely subliminal.” He is also in the process of writing his memoirs for future publication. Tune in to Steve Earle’s weekly radio show Hardcore Troubadour on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country Channel.

This summer, Earle will lead his fourth annual songwriting intensive, Camp Copperhead, in upstate New York from June 26-30, 2017. The all-inclusive, four-day music vacation and fully immersive learning experience will take place at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY, about half an hour west of Woodstock. Primary instructor Earle will be joined this year by special guest instructors Jackie Greene and Dar Williams. Details can be found at http://camp-copperhead.com/.

The track listing for Steve Earle & The Dukes’ So You Wannabe An Outlaw is as follows:

So You Wanna Be An Outlaw (feat. Willie Nelson)
Lookin’ For A Woman
The Firebreak Line
News From Colorado
If Mama Coulda Seen Me
Fixin’ To Die
This Is How It Ends (feat. Miranda Lambert)
The Girl On The Mountain
You Broke My Heart
Walkin’ In LA (feat. Johnny Bush)
Sunset Highway
Goodbye Michelangelo

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks (covers):
Ain’t No God In Mexico (Billy Joe Shaver)
Sister’s Coming Home/Down At The Corner Beer Joint (Willie Nelson)
The Local Memory (Willie Nelson)
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way (Waylon Jennings)

Camp Copperhead:

06/26 Big Indian, NY Camp Copperhead
06/27 Big Indian, NY Camp Copperhead
06/28 Big Indian, NY Camp Copperhead
06/29 Big Indian, NY Camp Copperhead
06/30 Big Indian, NY Camp Copperhead

Steve Earle and The Dukes’ upcoming tour dates are as follows:

07/01 New Braunfels, TX Whitewater Amphitheater w/Ryan Bingham
07/02 New Braunfels, TX Whitewater Amphitheater w/Ryan Bingham
07/03 Houston, TX House of Blues
07/04 Austin, TX Willie Nelson’s Picnic
07/06 Dallas, TX House of Blues
07/07 Jackson, MS Duling Hall
07/08 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
07/09 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
07/11 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
07/13 Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall
07/14 Durham, NC The Carolina Theatre
07/15 Mount Solon, VA Natural Chimeny’s Park / Red Wing Roots Music Festival
07/16 Charleston, WV Culture Center / Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce – Radio Show
07/18 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere
07/20 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
07/21 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium (w/ Lucero)
07/22 Marietta, GA Peoples Bank Theatre
07/23 Kent, OH Kent Stage
07/25 Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk
07/26 Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk
07/28 Mahnomen, MN Shooting Star Casino-Mustang Lounge
07/29 Clear Lake, IA Surf Ballroom
07/30 Apple Valley, MN Minnesota Zoo-Weesner Family
08/01 Omaha, NE Slowdown
08/03 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
08/04 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
08/05 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
08/07 Alb, NM Kimo Theatre
08/08 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
08/10 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up
08/11 W. Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
08/12 W. Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
08/14 Portland, OR Revolution Hall
08/15 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre
08/16 Boise, ID Egyptian theatre
08/18 Billings, MT Zoo Montana
08/19 Deadwood, SD Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel
09/07 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
09/08 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Parker Playhouse (w/ Los Lobos)
09/09 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre
09/10 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre (w/ Los Lobos)
09/16 Fredericton, NB Harvest Jazz + Blues Festival
09/26 Winnipeg, MB, CAN Burton Cummings Theatre
09/27 Regina, SK, CAN Casino Regina
09/28 Calgary, AB, CAN Grey Eagle Resort & Casino
09/29 Enoch, AB, CAN River Cree Resort & Casino

ABOUT STEVE EARLE:
Three-time Grammy Award recipient and 14-time Grammy nominee Steve Earle is a cornerstone artist of Americana music. One of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation, he has released 16 albums and his songs have been recorded by such music legends as Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Carl Perkins, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill, and Joan Baez. He has created such country classics as “When You Fall in Love,” “Guitar Town,” “Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left,” “A Far Cry From You,” and “Nowhere Road.” Always musically adventurous, Earle has crafted folk, blues, rock, country, rockabilly, and bluegrass recordings. His diverse collaborators have included such notables as The Pogues, Lucinda Williams, Patti Smith, The Fairfield Four, The Indigo Girls, Chris Hillman, Sheryl Crow, and Shawn Colvin. He is a longtime social and political activist whose causes have included the abolition of the death penalty and the removal of the Confederate symbol from the Mississippi State flag.

NEW: Jamtown – Fool In Love

Jamtown
(Cisco Adler, Donovan Frankenreiter, G. Love)
“Fool In Love”

With a shared history that stretches back two decades and countless individual accolades under their respective belts, Jamtown unites three celebrated talents—Cisco Adler, Donavon Frankenreiter, and G. Love —under one flag to create pure musical magic. Like a NETFLIX age Crosby, Stills & Nash donning dusty headwear and soaking up the California sun, the trio brings together a myriad of styles and backgrounds. With roots as a professional surfer, beachside wisdom, and a gnarly mustache, Hawaii-based Frankenreiter remains surf rock’s 21st century poet laureate, while harmonica-wielding G.’s Philadelphia brew of pop, reggae, and hip-hop turned G. Love & The Special Sauce into a Gold-certified mainstay since 1993. A Grammy nominated producer and songwriter who’s penned hits for artists across all genres while amassing a sizable solo discography of his own, Malibu-born Adler remains a double-threat: studio guru and dynamic artist. Hot off two sold-out warm up shows in Solana Beach, CA at The Belly Up last week, the band is poised to release their first single, “Fool in Love” this Friday.

TOUR DATES:
5/20 – Malibu Guitar Fest
6/17 Monterey, CA – Monterey Pop Festival
6/24 San Diego – BroAm
6/25 Los Angeles – Arroyo Seco
7/14 – Denver – Fidler’s Green supporting Jack Johnson
7/16 – Los Angeles – Hollywood Bowl supporting Jack Johnson

WELCOME TO BLINKIN PARK

LIVE NATION PRESENTS: WELCOME TO BLINKIN PARK
LINKIN PARK / BLINK-182 (WITH WU-TANG CLAN AND MACHINE GUN KELLY)

FRIDAY, JULY 28 AT CITI FIELD
GATES OPEN: 5:00 P.M.
SHOW BEGIN: 6:00 P.M.
RAIN OR SHINE
Linkin Park and Blink-182 will co-headline their Welcome To Blinkin Park tour at Citi Field on Friday, July 28. The bands will be accompanied by special guests Wu-Tang Clan and Machine Gun Kelly.

Visit mets.com/BlinkinPark to purchase tickets starting Friday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. EST or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Ticket Price Range: $39.50-$125

Blink-182:
Since their humble beginnings twenty-four years ago, when they started playing in a San Diego garage, Blink-182 have sold over 50 million albums worldwide and rocked audiences from Adelaide to Zurich having become one of the defining rock bands of their generation. They combine high-energy dynamics with an artistic ambition that transcends any genre.

Linkin Park:
Linkin Park is the biggest band on Facebook, and command a massive Youtube channel of over 3 billion views and 7 million subscribers. Their first album, Hybrid Theory is the best-selling debut of this century, certified diamond (10 million) in the US. With 2 Grammy Awards and over 50 million album sales worldwide, Linkin Park have sold out stadiums around the world, headlining some of the biggest music festivals including Download, Reading and Leeds in the UK, Rock in Rio in Portugal and Summer Sonic in Japan, as well as the distinction of being the first and only western rock band to play a 5 stadium tour in China. In 2005, the band founded Music For Relief, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since it’s inception, MFR has raised over 9 million dollars for multiple victims across 4 continents, including Hurricane Katrina, China’s Wenchuan earthquake, a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, earthquakes in Haiti and Japan in 2010, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Stella Adler Outreach Division seeks NYC teens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           
Media Contact: 
Nina Capelli
Director of Cultural Programming
Phone: 212-689-0087
Stella Adler Outreach Division seeks NYC teens 
for free summer Shakespeare program
                                                                                               
New York, NY – April 20, 2017:  The Stella Adler Outreach Division, a program of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, has announced that interviews are now being held for a free summer theater program. Students who receive free or reduced lunch are eligible for the program. Priority consideration is given to those who do not have access to theater programs at school or in their communities. Students must call ASAP to schedule an interview. This year’s program runs from July 10th to August 12th. Interviews begin on Monday, April 24th. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 22nd.
The Stella Adler Studio’s Outreach Division has trained over 5,000 New Yorkers in free programs since 2004. Outreach aims to empower participating students through craft. The Summer Shakespeare program is a five-week summer intensive for low-income New York teens. Twenty-four students are selected to train five days a week in voice, movement and scene study with a total of 50 hours of class time in total. The program culminates with a production of an abbreviated Shakespeare play. In recent years students have performed “Julius Caesar,” “Othello,” “The Comedy of Errors,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Twelfth Night” and others.
 “The Outreach Division’s Summer Shakespeare program demonstrates everything I believe about the profound power of Shakespeare as integral to the training of the actor in general and the education and growth of the young people who come to us through the program in particular,” says Tom Oppenheim, Stella Adler Studio Artistic Director. “At first the students are shy and maybe even scared. But when their minds, hearts and imaginations are tapped using the language of Shakespeare, they not only bring the plays to life in a most vivid way, but begin to show even the most sophisticated theatergoers new nuance in these classic plays. By the end of the program, twenty-four New York City teens will count an accomplishment that some of the most seasoned actors long for – mastering the words of the English language’s greatest writer.” 
Prospective students may call the studio at 212-689-0087 to schedule an interview appointment for the “Outreach Summer Shakespeare Program.” There will be two rounds of callbacks: early decision and regular decision. If a student is invited to a callback, early decision callbacks will be held on May 15th from 3-5:30pm. Regular decision callbacks will be held on June 7th from 3-5:30pm. Students only need to attend one callback session and present a one-minute Shakespeare monologue.
The Stella Adler Outreach Division helps to fulfill the Studio’s mission to create an environment that nurtures theater artists who value humanity as their first priority by diversifying the student body and creating an environment for all students to become actors like Stella Adler and those in the Group Theater – actors who are socially and consciously aware and whose awareness contributes to their ability to act passionately.
More information is available online at http://www.stellaadler.com/outreach/summer-shakespeare/.
About The Stella Adler Studio of Acting 
Established in 1949 by Stella Adler, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting was founded upon Adler’s belief in the supreme seriousness of her art, and has, for the last five decades, enriched every part of the American theater and film arts. Adler’s philosophies kept many well-known members of the theater coming back for her intelligent and passionate advice and the school has since trained many of the brilliant actors of our time, including Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, Elaine Stritch, Benicio del Toro and Salma Hayek. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is a not-for-profit organization, which trains over 500 actors annually and also presents world-class lectures, poetry readings, jazz, classical music, theater, and dance theater events. www.stellaadler.com.
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