WHO'S ON TOUR
Father John Misty
The Lowest Pair
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FEATURED PLAYLIST: Change of Scenery
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4 ARTISTS TO KNOW
Alberta Cross is a blues/country-influenced roots rock band originating in London. The band was formed by singer/guitarist Petter Eriksson Stakee and bassist Terry Wolfers (who later left the band in 2013). The band’s official bio says that the band members are Stakee and Friends. Stakee grew up musical family, his father was a singer/songwriter and his brother was also a musician. The band released its first album, The Thief & The Heartbreaker, in 2007, and released their most recent, self-titled album in October of 2015. The band is not currently on tour, but keep an eye out for upcoming dates.
Cage the elephant is an alt-rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky. The group consists of Matthew Shultz on vocals, rhythm guitarist Brad Shultz, Jared Champion on drums, and bassist Daniel Tichenor, as well touring keyboardist and guitarist Matthan Minster and lead guitarist Nick Bockrath. The band formed in 2006, and released their self-titled debut album in 2008, which gained large success in the UK. The band is known for their energetic live performances and for their eclectic sound. The band released their fourth studio album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, in December of 2015 and is currently on tour.
The Revivalists is a seven-piece, roots-driven, rock band from New Orleans, LA. The band consists of members: Ed Williams (pedal steel guitar), David Shaw (vocals), Zach Feinberg (guitar), Rob Ingraham (Saxophone), George Gekas (bass), Andrew Campanelli (drums), and Michael Girardot (keys/trumpet). David Fricke of Rolling Stone described the band as “a Crescent City-rhythm spin on jam-band jubilee” and the band was named as one of the “10 Bands You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone in March of 2016. The band released their first EP in 2008 and released their must recent album, Men Amongst Mountains, in July of 2015.
Jasmine Lucilla Elizabeth Jennifer van den Bogaerde, better known by her stage name Birdy, is an English musician, singer and songwriter. Born in 1996, Birdy won Open Mic UK in 2008, at the age of 12. Birdy’s first single was a cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” hitting the charts all across Europe and earning platinum certification in Australia six times. Her self-titled breakthrough album was released in 2011, and her third studio album, Beautiful Lies, was released in March of 2016. Birdy will be on tour in the US starting in June.
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THIS WEEK'S COVER
Song: “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Original by Prince
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