ICYMI…

Lots to talk about today, folks, so let’s get to it.

merleCOUNTRY LEGEND MERLE HAGGARD PASSES AWAY AT AGE 79

After a short battle with pneumonia, the music world lost a man who has helped shape and influence many of today’s popular musicians.

Social media sites like Twitter and Instagram were flooded with condolences and heartfelt messages about the life and loss of Haggard, with singer-songwriters like Jason Isbell tweeting: “Merle Haggard was the best country songwriter there ever was.”  Truly, if he lived it, he wrote about it- drinking, crime, prison and loss are common themes in his lengthy repertoire.

So tonight, take a listen through songs like “Today I Started Loving You Again” and “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink”, and be sure raise a glass in salute of one of country music’s most legendary outlaws.


Photo credit: Danny Clinch

Photo credit: Danny Clinch

BRIAN FALLON ANNOUNCES NEW SUMMER TOUR DATES

Technically, these dates were released yesterday but today fans were treated with an opportunity to get pre-sale tickets in advance.

Nice to see that a lot of smaller cities or cities that weren’t included on the last tour were able to be accommodated this time around.  I for one am greatly looking forward to the Detroit date and I know Ashleigh plans to check out the London show, so stay tuned for those show reviews!  Check out the listed dates below and be sure to check out Brian Fallon and the Crowes in a city near you!

May 13 Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta, GA Tickets RSVP
Jun 24 Higher Ground Ballroom Burlington, VT Tickets RSVP
Jun 25 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY Tickets RSVP
Jun 26 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH Tickets RSVP
Jun 28 St. Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI Tickets RSVP
Jun 29 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH Tickets RSVP
Jul 01 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI Tickets RSVP
Jul 02 Wooly’s Des Moines, IA Tickets RSVP
Jul 03 Slowdown Omaha, NE Tickets RSVP
Jul 04 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO Tickets RSVP
Jul 06 The Ready Room St Louis, MO Tickets RSVP
Jul 07 Deluxe at The Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN Tickets RSVP
Jul 08 London Music Hall London, Canada Tickets RSVP
Jul 09 Fairmount Theatre Montreal, Canada Tickets RSVP
Jul 10 Festival D’Ete De Quebec Quebec, Canada Tickets RSVP
Aug 25 Chiemsee Summer Festival Ubersee, Germany Tickets RSVP

FRESH MUSIC VIDEO: “I’LL BE THE MOON” BY DIERKS BENTLEY

Country singer Dierks Bentley releases a steamy new music video to accompany his song “I’ll Be The Moon”, featuring Maren Morris.  This is the first in a four part series of videos that he’ll be releasing in conjunction with his upcoming album, “Black”, and I can’t wait to see how the story plays out.  Check out the video below:


FRESH MUSIC: “WHEN I’M WITH YOU” BY HURRY

Finally, head on over to the AV Club website for an exclusive premiere of new music by Philadelphia rock band Hurry.  We’ve talked about them here before, but it bears repeating:  “Guided Meditation”, up for release on April 29th, is one that you won’t want to miss!

You can listen to “When I’m With You” at http://www.avclub.com/article/hurry-channels-brian-wilson-when-im-you-234848 where you will also find information on how to go about pre-ordering “Guided Meditation”.

In the meantime, check out the recently released video for “Nothing to Say”, their first single from the album below:

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s