Review of new Trombone Shorty Record -For True

In early 2010, after years of slugging it out in clubs, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews released his acclaimed national debut, “Backatown.” In the frenetic year that followed, he and backing band Orleans Avenue logged some 200 performances across five continents in a furious globe-trotting tour. He’s the kind of relentless road warrior that rolls his sleeves up and chisels out a name for himself one venue at a time. The high-energy and...

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Sweet Leda Put The “Hot” In Hot August Blues”

For my money it’s the side stages at any festival that present the most surprise. Such was the case at this year’s Hot August Blues Festival. Annapolis, MD based band, Sweet Leda, rocked the crowd from the get go of their set. Just as last year’s festival provided for me the discovery of heavy funksters Higher Hands [also from Annapolis], Sweet Leda was this year’s delightful find for me. I am convinced now that the Maryland...

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Innocent Flannel w/ The Black Cadillacs, & more – Nashville, TN

Nashville’s music scene has begun to branch out in recent years. Country, pop artists and singer songwriters still liter the streets of Broadway, but dark dingy clubs like The End and The Basement are thriving in Nashville as it grows into the big city it always wanted to be. Last night Nashville band, Innocent Flannel and company proved songwriters can develop a sound separate from the typical Nashville Hoo-Ha and break through to...

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Musik + Fest = AWESOME

Taken directly from ArtsQuest mouth “Musik + Fest = AWESOME” and we couldn’t agree more! Over a week of music (10 days to be exact) Musikfest in Bethlahem, PA has music for kids of all ages! (It’s not really just for kids, I’m just trying to make all you Old Heads feel young again!) From Aug. 5-14th you couldn’t ask for more bands and artists to perform in and around the new gorgeous entertainment...

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St. Vincent Teases New Album, Shares “Surgeon”

On September 13th, St. Vincent will release the highly anticipated follow up to 2009′s terrific Actor. The album is titled Strange Mercy, and you can listen to album cut “Surgeon” now at the Strange Mercy website. To go along with the new song, St. Vincent has also been releasing teaser trailers of the new album (video 3 is particularly entertaining), which you can watch below:...

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