Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Centro-matic To Release Candidate Waltz on Junw 21, 2011

Denton, TX – Centro-matic will release Candidate Waltz on June 21, 2011. Candidate Waltz is Centro-matic’s tenth release and was recorded and produced by Scott Solter (Spoon, Mountain Goats) and Matt Pence at the Echo Lab in Argyle, Texas. The band will be self-releasing the record with marketing and distribution provided by Thirty Tigers/RED.

Will Johnson (songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist) and his compatriots—Scott Danbom (keyboards, violin, harmonies) Matt Pence (drummer, producer), Mark Hedman (bass, guitar)—have been making music together for fifteen years.

Johnson started writing these songs back in August 2009 but took a break to play drums with Monsters of Folk. They’d return to the record in 2010. The distance did them some good; the songs told the boys to back off, give them some breathing room. They’ve made what Johnson calls the band’s “meat-and-potatoes pop record.” Johnson goes on to say “it’s a peeled back” album with “new approaches and ideas.” Fifteen years later, Candidate Waltz manages to sounds like some young band’s debut—its exuberance is infectious; its vigor, visceral.

Centro-matic will kick off the first leg of their tour on June 22nd in Nashville and end in Austin on July 9th. Sarah Jaffe will open this leg of the tour.

Track listing:
1) Against The Line
2) All The Talkers
3) Iso-Residue
4) Estimate x 3
5) Only In My Double Mind
6) Solid States
7) Shadow, Follow Me
8) Mercedes Blast
9) If They Talk You Down

Tour dates:
Wednesday 06/22 The Basement Nashville, TN
Thursday 06/23 - The Earl Atlanta, GA
Saturday 06/25 - Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
Tuesday 06/28 – North Star Bar Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday 06/29 – Great Scott Cambridge, MA
Thursday 06/30 – The Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Friday 07/01 - Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
Saturday 07/02 - Cleveland Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH
Sunday 07/03 – Schubas Chicago, IL
Tuesday 07/05 - Off Broadway St. Louis, MO
Thursday 07/07 – Dan’s Silverleaf Denton, TX
Friday 07/08 – Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX
Saturday 07/09 - Ghost Room Austin, TX

All dates with Sarah Jaffe

For more information contact: Traci Thomas / Thirty Tigers / 615-664-1167.

Monday, March 28, 2011

More Woman Who Rock - Kelley Hunt and Amy Black

We often think of Austin and Nashville as the seat of music in this country. But that fact that every region in this country provides us with extraordinary singer songwriters is reflected in two CDs we received recently:Americana singer-songwriters Kelley Hunt and Amy Black. Hunt hails from Kansas City and her R&B, blues, jazz, gospel, rootsy style reflects the musical traditions prevalent in that city. And yes, her latest CD, Gravity Loves You, was recorded in Nashville; but that is the only semblance to modern day Nashville. There's New Orleans R&B, piano boogie, rockabilly, gospel; but most of all powerful songwriting and equally powerful and beautiful voice. If you want a more complex Marcia Ball or Deanna Bogart, then Hunt's your woman. This complexity erupts out of the gate with the funky Too Much History. She transitions to gospel in These are the Days and powerful songwriting in Music Was the Thread. And yet my favorite may be the R&B themed Deep Old Love or the boogie Shake it off Right Away. There's a lot of variety here; enough to interest anyone with a love for blues, R&B, piano, or pure songwriting.

Moving to New England, this area is not particularly known as a source of traditional Americana music, but Amy Black could be straight from Austin as evident from her latest release, "One Time".  The CD consists of mostly original tracts - many obviously influenced by her grandparent's life in Alabama. Two aspects that draw my attention is first, her amazing voice and the fact that she has the versatility to cover Loretta Lynn as well as Kris Delmhorst. Regardless, a wonderful voice. And then you add the full backing band - particularly the dobro and fiddle - and the songs are fuller and engaging. Whiskey and Wine comes to mind - as does Molly and Run Johnny. This CD stayed in the car player for almost a week before I forced myself to swap out; obviously we like this one.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lineips Released for Rock on the Range 2011


The daily performance lineups have been revealed for the Fifth Anniversary of ROCK ON THE RANGE--America’s premier destination rock festival--May 21-22 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

A limited number of ROCK ON THE RANGE Saturday and Sunday single day Stadium GA tickets will be available for only $59.50 beginning March 28 at 10:00 AM EST. In addition, as a way to honor those who serve their country, ROTR will again offer a $30 single day Stadium GA ticket to members of the military.  To qualify for the $30 ticket, concertgoers must present a photo ID with military ID to the Columbus Crew box office Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm between May 1 and 21, 2011. Two-day weekend Stadium GA festival passes (which include entrance to the Friday pre-party) start at just $99.50 plus service and transaction fees.

The daily artist lineups for ROCK ON THE RANGE are as follows:

Friday, May 20 Pre-Party (doors open at 6pm):

Steel Panther, Danko Jones, Lez Zeppelin

Saturday, May 21 (doors open at 11am):

*Monster Energy Stage: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Staind, Alter Bridge, Hinder, Sick Puppies, Rev Theory, Finger Eleven

*The f.y.e. Stage: Danzig, Escape The Fate, My Darkest Days, Crossfade, Asking Alexandria, Trust Company

*J├Ągermeister Stage: P.O.D., Black Veil Brides, 2 Cents, Egypt Central, Bad City, Downplay

Sunday, May 22 (doors open at 11am):

*Monster Energy Stage: A Perfect Circle, Disturbed, Stone Sour, Bullet For My Valentine, Black Label Society, All That Remains, Saving Abel, 10 Years

* The f.y.e. Stage: Hollywood Undead, A Day To Remember, Trapt, Cavo, PopEvil, Hail The Villain

*J├Ągermeister Stage: The Damned Things, Fu Manchu, Evans Blue, Art Of Dying, Red Fang

ROCK ON THE RANGE 2011 will once again activate their annual “Go Green Initiative” whereby concertgoers trade their old, broken or unused cell phone and video games for ROTR award points that can be redeemed for special ROTR prizes.  Drop boxes will be located throughout the Columbus Crew Stadium during the festival. 

The ROCK ON THE RANGE celebration will start early on Friday night, May 20 with the nation’s biggest pre-festival Anniversary Party at the venue, featuring performances from two of the world’s craziest throwback rock artists--Steel Panther and Lez Zeppelin, along with rock band Danko Jones and the Scratch ‘N Sniff rock DJs spinning throughout the night.  Best of all, admission to the Anniversary Party will be absolutely FREE with every ROCK ON THE RANGE weekend ticket purchase!

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG Live and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a two-day, multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent lineup of bands on three stages.  The nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country has annually drawn crowds in excess of 30,000 per day since its inception in 2007.

Publicity Contacts:
Marcee Rondan/MSO
818-380-0400, ext. 248

Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/ASHTON-MAGNUSON MEDIA

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

JETHRO TULL Celebrates AQUALUNG's 40th Anniversary With A North American Tour

In celebration of the park bench, dribbly-nosed voyeur's 40th Anniversary, Ian Anderson returns to the USA with his band Jethro Tull, starting June 8 in Denver, CO and ending on the 27 in Chicago, IL. 

The group features longtime members Ian Anderson (flute, vocals, acoustic guitar) and Martin Barre (guitars), Doane Perry (drums), as well as David Goodier (bass) and pianist John O'Hara.  The latter two joined in 2006 after working with Ian on some of his solo projects.

The group will be performing the Aqualung album in its entirety plus a range of their other favorites from the lat 42 years.  Critics dubbed AQUALUNG “a concept album,” particularly for Ian's critical, skeptical views of organized religion, mostly on side B ("My God," "Hymn 43"). Anderson has disputed - almost resented - the assessment seeing the record as "just a bunch of songs." This led the band to give the critics a full-blown concept album with the following studio release THICK AS A BRICK which topped the Billboard charts in 1972.

On AQUALUNG, the group explores the struggles of the less fortunate in our society (e.g., "Aqualung," "Cross-Eyed Mary," "Up to Me"). Teenage angst and formal education difficulties (e.g., "Wind Up") are explored, and Ian returns to his parental themes with "Cheap Day Return," a tune encompassing Anderson's feelings while traveling North on the train to visit his sick father. "Locomotive Breath" touches on the issues of globalization, population expansion and runaway economics. Sound familiar?

Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull released its first album THIS WAS late in that year and followed up in 1969 with STAND UP.  In the 1970s, the group was one of the most successful live performing acts on the world stage, rivaling Zeppelin, Elton John and even the Rolling Stones. Surprising, really, for a group whose more sophisticated and evolved stylistic extravagance was far from the Pop and Rock norm of that era.

With now some 30-odd albums to their credit and sales totaling more than 50 million, the apparently un-commercial Tull continues to perform over a 100 concerts per year with its rich variety and depth of expression, wherever fans, young and old, want to hear Rock, Folk, Jazz and Classical-inspired music. Music for boys in long trousers and girls with brains.

In 2011, Tull will tour in Australia, Ireland, and Germany.  And Ian will perform solo shows in Germany, Spain, Cyprus, Turkey, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Panama, Mexico, Czech Republic, the UK, Sweden, Denmark and Finland finishing with his customary charity Christmas concerts at three UK cathedrals.

In 2006, Ian was awarded a Doctorate in Literature from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, the Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement in Music and, in the New Years Honours List 2008, an MBE for services to music. In 2012, he expects to be awarded the Smithsonian Medal of Honor for smelling OK for someone his age and having ears still in proportion to the rest of his head. His bladder remains elastic and his prostate the size of a pinhead.


June 8: Red Rock Amphitheater, Morrison, CO
June 10: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
June 11: The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
June 12: TBA, Valley Center, CA
June 13: The Grove, Anaheim, CA
June 14: TBA, Saratoga, CA
June 16: Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
June 17: McMenamins Edgefield Concerts On The Lawn, Troutdale, OR
June 18: TBA, Woodinville, WA
June 19: Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver, BC
June 21: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB
June 22: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB
June 23: Casino Regina, Regina, SK
June 25: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
June 26: Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
June 27: Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, IL

Contact:  Anne Leighton

Official Jethro Tull radio:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Help Kickstart a CD - A Mortal Planet-CD Fundraising Campaign

Musicians are continually finding creative means as indie artists to finance the resources needed to record new music. Recording studio time is not cheap. The Greencards have their Buy a Brick program; others have used house concerts as pledges. Now through, musicians can create campaigns to raise the necessary funds in exchange for in-kind gifts from the artist. These may include concert tickets, CDs, posters, or even a house concert - in exchange for a set contribution. Our pal, Peyton Tochterman just released his A Mortal Planet-CD Fundraising Campaign. He hopes to raise $4,000 and is about a quarter of the way with a month remaining. Fellow Charlottesville musicians, Sons of Bill, are actually over their target - but there is still almost two weeks left for their campaign. Musicians do reach their goal;  as evident by the Jamie Mclean Band and Caroline Herring. Support local music and take a look.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Virginia Folklife Program on Virginia Wine TV

The music for the latest episode of Virginia Wine TV was provided courtesy of the Virginia Folklife Program, at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities: thirteen year old Montana Young with "Back Up and Push" and Gerald Anderson and Spencer Strickland with "Blackberry Blossom". Be sure to visit their website to hear more excellent Virginia grown music.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Three Shows at IOTA

 One of our favorite music clubs, IOTA, is hosting three shows we plan to see next week. Its starts Monday the 14th with a local singer-songwriter showcase featuring regular Justin Trawick and several others. We've seen Trawick and Chris Aaron Behrmann of Bad Luck Blue Eyes a couple times, but this will be our fist time hearing Bobbie Allen and Heather Renee.The following night, The Blasters come to town for IOTA's anniversary party. Can't believe Phil Alvin is still going strong. And finally, Justin Jones & The Driving Rain returns on Friday the 18th to entertain us with his alt-country rocking Americana style. Hopefully we will be able to get a video or two to post on MyJoogTV.

Send Event to Friends    Justin Trawick w/ Chris Aaron Behrmann, Heather Renee, Bobbie Allen - Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 8:30 PM
Send Event to Friends    The Blasters - Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 8:00 PM
Send Event to Friends    Justin Jones & The Driving Rain - Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 9:00 PM

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lineup for SunFest Announced

Ahh, West Palm Beach in the Spring. And that means Sunfest; a five day festival held smack in the middle of the city - right along the inter-coastal waterway. Tickets are more than reasonable $30 a day or $60 for the entire festival. Its a no brainer. And this year's lineup is stellar. There will be plenty of local acts to entertain the crowd; but check out these national acts:

Monday, March 7, 2011

Jamie McLean Band - New EP and Videos

Saturday March 5th, the Jamie Mclean Band swung through town for an EP release party for their newest release, Time of My Life. They played at an old establishment, now hosting live music, Carpool in Herndon; not to be confused with its sibling in Arlington.

The band is releasing four EPs in 2011, though Kickstarter; where fans can contribute to the costs of the release. This evening was our first chance to hear tracks from the first release in the series as well as some old favorites. And favorites there are. Listening to tracks from their previous release, Completely made me reflect how good that CD is. Tons of great music. And from what we heard, the new set of releases will have the same stunning guitar, complementary rhythm section, and pure entertainment. Starting Tuesday of this week, we will be releasing a video a day at MyJoogTV to allow you to decide for yourself.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Live Music Coming to D.C. in March

Once again, some excellent music coming to the Washington D.C. area this month. Here is who we have on our MyJoog calendar.

Send Event to Friends    Leon Redbone - Wolf Trap - The Barns Vienna, VA: Thursday, March 03, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Junior League Band - The Music Center at Strathmore North Bethesda, MD: Friday, March 04, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Tom Principato Band - Second Chance Saloon Columbia, MD: Friday, March 04, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Jamie McLean Band - "Time Of My Life" Release Party - Carpool Herndon, VA: Saturday, March 05, 2011
Send Event to Friends    That 1 Guy - Jammin' Java Vienna, VA: Sunday, March 06, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen - Saint Mark Presbyterian Church Rockville, MD: Monday, March 07, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Rams Head Onstage Annapolis, MD: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 
Send Event to Friends    California Guitar Trio - Wolf Trap - The Barns Vienna, VA: Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Bryan Adams "The Bare Bones Tour" - The Music Center at Strathmore North Bethesda, MD: Friday, March 11, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Tony Rice Unit w/Sierra Hull and Highway 111 - The Birchmere Alexandria, VA: Friday, March 11, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Keel Brothers - Bulls and Bears Pub Hagerstown, MD: Saturday, March 12, 2011 
Send Event to Friends    Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - Nightclub 9:30 Washington, DC: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers - Lucketts Community Center Leesburg, VA: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Yarn - NightCat Easton, MD: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Ana Popovic - Rams Head Onstage Annapolis, MD: Sunday, March 13, 2011 
Send Event to Friends    Pete Yorn w/ Ben Kweller, The Wellspring - Nightclub 9:30 Washington, DC: Monday, March 14, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Justin Trawick w/ Chris Aaron Behrmann, Heather Renee, Bobbie Allen - Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 8:30 PM 
Send Event to Friends    The Blasters - IOTA Club Arlington, VA: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Send Event to Friends    JJ Grey Solo w/Shannon McNally - City Winery New York, NY: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Justin Jones & The Driving Rain - IOTA Club Arlington, VA: Friday, March 18, 2011
Send Event to Friends    The Skyla Burrell Blues Band - Madam's Organ Washington, DC: Friday, March 18, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Deanna Bogart Band - Jammin' Java Vienna, VA: Friday, March 18, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Enter the Haggis - Jammin' Java Vienna, VA: Saturday, March 19, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders - Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center Purcellville, VA: Saturday, March 19, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Rodney Crowell - The Birchmere Alexandria, VA: Sunday, March 20, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Rebecca Loebe - IOTA Club Arlington, VA: Sunday, March 20, 2011
Send Event to Friends    The Del McCoury Band - The Music Center at Strathmore North Bethesda, MD: Sunday, March 20, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Gaelic Storm - The Birchmere Alexandria, VA: Monday, March 21, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Gaelic Storm - The Birchmere Alexandria, VA: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Send Event to Friends    The Damnwells - IOTA Club Arlington, VA: Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Send Event to Friends    The Tommy Castro Band - Rams Head Onstage Annapolis, MD: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 
Send Event to Friends    Robert Earl Keen - The Birchmere Alexandria, VA: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Jill Sobule - IOTA Club Arlington, VA: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Peter Wolf - The Birchmere Alexandria, VA: Friday, March 25, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Bob Schneider - Rams Head Onstage Annapolis, MD: Saturday, March 26, 2011 
Send Event to Friends    Cold War Kids - Nightclub 9:30 Washington, DC: Saturday, March 26, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Lenny Burridge - Bluemont Vineyards Bluemont, VA: Saturday, March 26, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Over The Rhine with Lucy Wainwright Roche - The Birchmere Alexandria, VA: Sunday, March 27, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Bob Schneider - The Birchmere Alexandria, VA: Monday, March 28, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Jessica Lea Mayfield w/Daniel Martin Moore - Black Cat Washington, DC: Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Dave Mason - Wolf Trap - The Barns Vienna, VA: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Send Event to Friends    The Felice Brothers - Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC: Thursday, March 31, 2011
Send Event to Friends    The Steel Wheels - NightCat Easton, MD: Friday, April 01, 2011
Send Event to Friends    Steep Canyon Rangers - Rams Head Onstage Annapolis, MD: Friday, April 01, 2011