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Sunday, April 12, 2015

This Blue Heaven announce a Farewell Show and New Music

Over the weekend, Boston's  THIS BLUE HEAVEN announced the have a new album to release and that release show (April 30) may be the four-piece's last gig together. This Blue Heaven is MacKenzie Outlund - vocals, Stu Dietz - guitar & vocals, Aaron Rosenthal - keys and Travis Richter - drums.

 The new song is Into The Hurricane - check it out below..




FROM THE BAND - We are delighted to be playing this farewell show at one of our favorite local venues, the Lizard Lounge (lizardloungeclub.com), alongside our dear friends Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections (magentracymusic.com) and Parks (parksband.com). This Blue Heaven invites you to share one final evening with us in celebration of life, love, music, and the friends and fans we've made over the years, to whom we are so very grateful. We'll play old songs and new and release our third and last ep. More information on that to follow.

click the poster for ticket information for this show!
Poster by Daykamp Creative


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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Hallelujah The Hills - Dead People's Music (Outlaw Sessions)


In 2014, a year in which I liked a lot of music, but wasn't falling all over myself about "greatness" - this band simply killed it. And it was an absolute no-brainer to invite Hallelujah The Hills to play The OutlawHere's a special backstage One on One Session recorded in Manhattan. Get to know this band! [editor's note: Austin videos are coming up!]



MORE GREAT VIDEO TO COME: All footage shot for this year's Outlaw Roadshow in New York are the work of Ehud Lazin of SBGIt has been a joy to work with someone as passionate about new music and historic performances as we are. We want you to share Ehud's videos to the world! (Editor's Tip: The SBG YouTube channel is AWESOME.)





HALLELUJAH THE HILLS
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Jesse Malin - New York Before the War

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Today we debut a new acoustic video from Jesse Malin... "Here's The Situation." Tomorrow marks the release of Malin's greatest work to-date. The celebrated New York singer-songwriter is a longtime friend and an inspiration to a community of artists, but it's only through his latest work; New York Before the War, that we can see all of his work, all of his current thought process and emotions splayed in one place. It's a song about retaking what is not lost, an artistic alarm clock - and it's really good. For me, it's uniquely satisfying to go on the long journey with an artist and see them produce something challenging and rewarding all-at-once.





“I wanted to make a record that encompassed everything I’ve been through since I started playing hardcore when I was twelve or thirteen,” Malin says. Two years ago he had completed an album “out in the country” at White Star Studio near Charlottesville, VA. But then he realized it really wasn’t finished. “Late last December, just back from a tour, I found myself sitting in my studio apartment in an old, crooked building that had the words THE WAR boldly painted on its side,” Malin says. “In the silence of the holidays, away from family and friends, I found myself questioning everything I believed in. Looking out the window at a broken world where our values, culture and art have become instantly disposable, I felt lost and alienated, but still yearning for something more. Turning to my music, I tried to carve out a place where I could once again exist, and I sat down and wrote the rest of this record.”




Malin finished New York Before the War at the Magic Shop in Soho and Flux Studios on Avenue A . Players include guitarist Derek Cruz, who co-produced the New York sessions with Malin; bassist Catherine Popper, who has played with Ryan Adams and Jack White; and drummers Randy Schrager (Scissor Sisters) and Paul Garisto, who played on Malin’s debut solo album, The Fine Art of Self-Destruction, and with the Psychedelic Furs. Guitarist Don Dilego played on and produced the sessions in Virginia. The record features contributions from Alejandro Escovedo, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and MC5’s Wayne Kramer, amongst others. This will be a most worthy addition to your music selection and already one of my favorite albums of 2015.


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Friday, March 27, 2015

New Music from FORT FRANCES




YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS - Having long ago decided that Chicago's Fort Frances was one of my favorite acts in America, the news that the band will be releasing new material in May has me more than a bit excited.. David McMillin, Jeffrey Piper and Aaron Kiser are amongst the most passionate musicians I have known in my many days listening to and celebrating music. The trio fell right in-step with our family of bands and gifted artists with The Outlaw Roadshow and I assure you that you will see them on our stages sooner - rather than later. Songcraft is a clear strength, but for me the reason why Fort Frances are so great is the heights they achieve - together. Whether songs about ecstasy or living through a deep funk, the precision - the harmonies.. my lord!

"Anonymous" - the lead song from No One Needs to Know Our Name (May 12). Truly great stuff.




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