Dave Davies of The Kinks Touring In April, In Support Of New Album 'Decade', Playing New York City, Cleveland, Chicago and more

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Lead guitarist and co-founder of the legendary group The Kinks, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dave Davies returns to the USA for a Spring 2019 tour, highlighting his contribution to The Kinks' legacy with his revolutionary guitar sound and unique writing style that changed rock n' roll.

Davies is touring in celebration of his new album Decade, a collection of unreleased songs recorded in the 1970's, which has garnered rave reviews from Rolling Stone,

SpinUncutConsequence Of Sound and many more, including Billboard who wrote "Time and critical reappraisal has shone new light on Kinks cuts like “Love Me Till The Sun Shines,” “Strangers” and “Death of a Clown,” all written by the younger Davies. But Decade is an even clearer view of what he was capable of... [it's] like a greatest-hits album by a rock n' roll band that only exists in Davies’ imagination." Decade is currently out via Red River Entertainment/The Orchard and Green Amp Records.

Purchase and stream Decade here:

http://smarturl.it/DaveDaviesDecade

Accompanied by his accomplished band, Dave will be performing both solo hits and Kinks classics. A promo video for the tour features The Kinks' "I Need You", and contains footage from the film "Dave Davies: Strangers", which is coming out later this year. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/jgk0Kmrfqo0

A long-time inductee of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Dave Davies helped shape the landscape of rock and pop music across generations. "As lead guitarist and co-founder of the Kinks, Dave Davies is one of the most unpredictable and original forces in rock,” enthuses writer Bill Crowley. “His distinctive guitar style went on to have major impact on several key guitar-rock styles, including heavy metal and punk...Dave's massive guitar sounds have inspired bands from Van Halen to Green Day." A seasoned yet spontaneous rock-n-roll visionary, Davies was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. See below for a full list of  U.S. tour dates.

Spring Tour Dates:

4/09/19 - Collingswood, NJ - Scottish Rite Auditorium 
4/10/19 - Derry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall 
4/12/19 - New York, NY  - Society for Ethical Culture
4/13/19 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Center for the Arts
4/14/19 - Westbury, NY - The Space
4/18/19 - Cleveland, OH - Music Box
4/19/19 - Hobart, IN - Art Theatre 
4/20/19 - Evanston, IL - The Space
4/21/19 - Chicago, IL - City Winery

Rickie Lee Jones Reissues First Two Records On Vinyl, Self-Titled Debut and Pirates Available Now via AWAL Recordings

After years out of print, Rickie Lee Jones’ first two albums are now available on LP. Her self-titled debut album and the lauded follow up Pirates were re-released digitally via AWAL Recordings in the latter half of 2018. Now they receive their long overdue vinyl reissues. You can order Rickie Lee Jones HERE and Pirates HERE.

Listen to Rickie Lee Jones and Pirates on Spotify:

https://spoti.fi/2R6OaY8

Rickie Lee Jones skyrocketed to fame in 1979 when as a barely known artist she appeared on Saturday Night Live. Performing her biggest hit “Chuck E’s In Love” in her trademark red beret, Time Magazine instantly dubbed her “the Duchess of Coolsville.” Since then she has gone on to win two Grammy Awards, appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone twice, and included in VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.

Released in 1979, her self-titled debut on Warner Brothers won her the Grammy Award for Best New Artist and reached #3 on the Billboard Albums chart. The album’s brilliant songs include the exceptional "On Saturday Afternoons in 1963", the haunting "Last Chance Texaco", and the popular "Chuck E’s In Love", a top 5 pop single. Check out Jones' Coolsville 1979 Trilogy featuring the music videos for "Coolsville", "Young Blood", and "Chuck E's in Love".

Watch the Coolsville 1979 Trilogy via YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKhD2mDzP-w

Two years after that Grammy-winning debut, Jones released her much anticipated sophomore effort Pirates, which was awarded 5/5 stars by Rolling Stone and called “a remarkable piece of work” by The New York Times. The album featured an all-star band supporting Rickie, including Steely Dan’s Donald FagenVictor Feldman, and trumpeter Randy Brecker.

Longtime Times music critic Jon Pareles said "The few unconventional songs on (her debut album) hardly foreshadowed what Miss Jones would attempt - and pull off - on '’Pirates’ in 1981…'Pirates' was unabashedly ambitious.”

In recent years, Pirates' reputation has continued to grow. British magazine The Word included the record as one of pop music’s 25 Most Underrated Albums of All Time while NPR Music listed it on their 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women.

Contemporaneous with that chart’s publication, Rickie performed the album in its entirety as part of NPR’s “Turning the Tables” live show at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park in 2017. On the NPR site, in a feature about Pirates, Alison Fensterstock said, "Few pop artists have ever been as effortlessly cool; still fewer have managed to create a piece of art that sounds like it could have been crafted thirty years before it was, or thirty years after. Pirates has been influential, but rarely imitated. Who could?"

With a busy year ahead, Jones will play her first shows of 2019 in the Northeast this February. Full list of tour dates below.

Tour Dates:

2/21 - New York, NY @ Sony Hall in NYC

2/22 - Toms River, NJ @ The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for Arts

2/23 - Beverly, MA @ The Cabot

2/24 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall

2/26 - State College, PA @ The State Theatre

2/28 - Derry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall

3/1 - Albany, NY @ The Egg

3/2 - Old Saybrook, CT @ The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

3/3 - East Greenwich, RI @ The Greenwich Odeum

6/7 - Park City, UT @ Egyptian Theater

6/8 - Park City, UT @ Egyptian Theater

6/9 - Park City, UT @ Egyptian Theater

Kim Lenz Featured in Rolling Stone Country's "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know"

Rockabilly goddess Kim Lenz is featured as one of Rolling Stone Country’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” in November. Rolling Stone Country describes Lenz’ music as “masterful rockabilly with modern influences and sonic touchstones that span the best of American roots music”

Lenz recently released a new video for "Slowly Speeding," the title track of her upcoming album. The video premiered on Taste of Country who writes, "The L.A.-based singer-songwriter practically invents a whole new genre with her new song, 'Slowly Speeding,' and its new video." Slowly Speeding will be released on February 22nd, 2019.

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Premieres New Video With Guitar World

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band have shared a new video for their song "Poor Until Payday," the title track from their upcoming album. The video is currently streaming with Guitar World who notes that the video "features 300 volunteers, two closed roads in two different towns, one 1962 tow truck, one 1970 Cadillac Deville and a lot of fantastic slide playing." The colorful street scene that the Rev commands in the video encapsulates the riotous energy that he and his Big Damn Band have been bringing to the stage for years. The Band will release their new album Poor Until Payday on October 5th, via the band's own Family Owned Records label through Nashville indie Thirty Tigers. The album is currently available for pre-order here.

 

Dana Murray Shares New Video "Suite Kaepernick" via Okayplayer

Musician, producer and educator Dana Murray has shared a new video for his track "Suite Kaepernick." An expansive and kaleidoscopic work, the video provides a subconscious visual analogue for the unresolved racial tensions in America today. The video is currently streaming via Okayplayer. Murray released his socially conscious album Negro Manifesto  via Ropeadope Records on 4/20/18. Blending jazz, hip-hop, spoken word and more the album seeks the true roots of the system that creates and perpetuates injustice. 

Watch: Dana Murray: "Suite Kaepernick"

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Birdtalker Announce Anticipated Debut Full-Length Album 'One', Share New Single "Free Like A Broken Heart"

Nashville-based quintet Birdtalker announced today the release of their anticipated debut album entitled One. Out on June 22nd, One is the group's first full-length record following the success of their song "Heavy," a streaming phenomenon which has amassed over 21 million streams on Spotify alone (and counting) with no label support. The weightiness of the song's weightlessness captivated listeners who discovered the song, bringing the freshly intrigued out to see Birdtalker on their first tour recently, and whetting appetites for their full-length debut.

Fronted by couple Zack and Dani Green, Birdtalker have cultivated a special connection with their listeners through their blend of pulsing Americana/folk/pop, honest lyrics, and breathtaking harmonies. Hear their ebullient new single "Free Like A Broken Heart" which is out now and available on all streaming services.

Brooke Annibale Returns With Haunting New Single "Hold On", Announces New Album

Singer-songwriter/guitarist Brooke Annibale announced today the release of her new single "Hold On" off her third full-length album Hold To The Light. Set to release on June 8thHold To The Light marks Annibale's return following her 2015 critically acclaimed album The Simple Fear and features several major departures in terms of both songwriting and production. Annibale sheds a bit of her indie-acoustic skin and introduces a new pop-progressive direction offering a fusion of textured electronic and traditional instrumentation centered around Brooke's stunning voice and keen, soulful lyricism.

"Hold To The Light finds Annibale making strides in both songwriting and production, incorporating a wider and more experimental range of instruments," stated Uproxx who featured the single. "For 'Hold On,' in particular, the song's self-described 'dark vibe' came more alive in the studio recording process - the instrumental buildup before the track's bridge introduces otherworldly electronic undertones that echo Annibale's pure, ethereal vocals."

Benjamin Jaffe (of HONEYHONEY) To Release Solo Debut on May 11th, "Susan the Cat" Out Now

Benjamin Jaffe announced today the release his solo debut album Oh, Wild Ocean of Love on May 11th via Diamond Family Records. Best known as one-half of the acclaimed Americana duo HONEYHONEY, Jaffe steps into the spotlight with his debut and reveals his ingenuity as a guitar virtuoso, multi-instrumentalist, writer, composer, and arranger. Along with the announcement, Jaffe released his new song titled "Susan The Cat," a sweeping folk ballad inspired by an odd roommate. Billboard stated, "'Susan The Cat' and Oh, Wild Ocean Of Love's other tracks do indeed stray far afield from HoneyHoney's brand of Americana -- more textural and moody, with fuller (but not overwhelming) instrumentation and lusher aural brushstrokes."

Shawn Colvin Announces New Album, Shares Video via Rolling Stone

GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin has announced the upcoming release of the Amazon Original, The Starlightera new album of songs adapted from the children's music book "Lullabies and Night Songs." The record will be released on February 23rd via Amazon Music. Today, Colvin has shared a new video for the song "The Starlighter," which is currently streaming via Rolling Stone who stated, "The LP's title track is accompanied by a dazzling music video crafted by Jordan Stone and Martin Hughes in Victorian pantomime-inspired animation, while at the same time echoing the spirit of the original Sendak illustrations."