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Local Music News
A new single and video (filmed in South America) for "The Stand," from their upcoming EP, is now available online, as they prepare to play Gator By the Bay on Sunday, May 14, at 5:50pm on the Mardis Gras Stage.
"You've Seen This Before, We Know," the band's ten-part web series, premiers May 1 on their website.
The busy singer will headline the Ojai Blues Festival May 7, as well as appearing at Gator By the Bay May 13 and 14 and Doheny Blues Fest on May 20. In addition, "We'll be playing in Las Vegas at the Big Blues Bender at the Plaza Hotel, and we're planning to head up to the Pacific Northwest to Seattle and back."
His upcoming album Record Keeper
(due via Leesta Vall Recordings in Brooklyn, NYC) is preceded by a single for "Saint Vrain" b/w "Learn to Sink." "These songs were recorded and produced by me at my home studio the Gulch," says Shaddox.
The longtime Chicago Cubs fan makes a guest appearance in a new Major League Baseball commercial which was just released for the team, promoting the new baseball season.
This week's newest Ratt lineup features three off-and-on members - Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, and Juan Croucier - now backed by Carlos Cavazo and with Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders drummer Jimmy DeGrasso replacing the increasingly litigious Bobby Blotzer.
"Just booked a month-long tour in the UK next January with my Steve Miller tribute band, the Pompatous of Love, doing theaters," Douglass tells the Reader.
"A tribute band with an original member in it is an easy sell, especially across the pond."
Singer Rosie Hamlin, who wrote the lyrics to their early '60s hit “Angel Baby” while a 14-year-old student at Mission Bay High School, has passed away at the age of 71.
Drummer Bob Bowley passed away, due to injuries sustained while working underneath a car when the jack collapsed.
A song by his '80s new wave band Darius & the Magnets, "Saturday at 3PM," can be heard in the new film Pitching Tents,
which is set in 1984.
Gnade collaborated with Planet B (Gabe Serbian and Justin Pearson of the Locust and Head Wound City) for Life Is the Meat Grinder That Sucks In All Things,
a new prequel to Locust House
featuring minimalist jazz percussion and landscapes of sweeping, windy Eraserhead
Their Life Is Good tour, supporting their first studio album in six years, kicks off May 4 in Oakland, CA and wraps up June 4 in Cincinnati, OH.
John Reis and friends are recording tracks at Singing Serpent studio for their first new album since 2004's Audit in Progress.
They'll tour northern California, Oregon, and Washington, beginning July 12 in San Francisco and including a July 15 date at Aberdeen, Washington's three-day musical celebration of hometown hero Kurt Cobain.