Local Music News
Cofounding vocalist Walter Hillman aka Papa Dread (who also fronted My Cuzz'ins Funk Band) passed away.
White's upcoming album Lights Out
, due July 14 and her first solo full-length since the split of her acoustic duo the Lovebirds, will be promoted with a solo west coast tour through August, followed by dates with her band the White Lies.
Bassist Jerry Gallardo, who also played with Minga, has passed away at the age of 45.
The bassist for the influential 1970s/80s punk band, Terry Horn, passed away.
"I am proud and thrilled to announce the launch of the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory," reports Castellanos of his upcoming non-profit year-round after-school program that "focuses more on the educational component of music: jazz theory, history, cultural context, Latin/afro/Brazilian rhythms, masterclasses, etc."
The reggae rockers' new single "Fly With Me" debuted at number 1 on the iTunes Reggae Songs chart, as they prepare for their summer tour with Slightly Stoopid.
Drummer Tim Reece, who also played with Via Satellite and others, lost his battle with cancer and passed away on May 15.
With their sophomore full-length Birdy Bardot II
debuting June 23 at the Casbah, the band is playing BottleRock and In-Ko-Pah festivals this summer.
After a few years hiatus, Erik Canzona has joined forces with Alfred Howard to write and record a new album dropping later this year.
"You've Seen This Before, We Know," the band's ten-part web series, is streaming on their website.
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.
"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."
John Reis and friends are recording tracks at Singing Serpent studio for their first new album since 2004's Audit in Progress.