Happy Monday everybody. Here are a few things to help kick off your week...
Did you miss Coldplay's appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend? I did catch the band and was very impressed by the performance of two new songs set to be included on the quartet's forthcoming disc Ghost Stories (set for release on May 19). You can read more and watch the videos courtesy of Rolling Stone. Click here.
Over the past few years, Pete Molinari has established himself as one of the UK's most promising up-and-comers. His previous album, A Train Bound for Glory, earned Molinari for Best Newcomer at the MOJO Awards as well as an appearance on BBC's Later With Jools Holland. Although he is relatively unknown in the U.S., his fans include not only the Kinks' Ray Davies, but American icons Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. The first single ("Hang My Head In Shame") from his forthcoming album titled Theosophy makes it debut this morning on USAToday.com. You can listen here: http://tinyurl.com/k7x8vam
Sara Bareilles has announced dates and details about her "Little Black Dress" summer tour in support of her third studio album The Blessed Unrest. She will kick off her tour with a July 10 concert in Chicago and the trek will extend through August 14 where she performs at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. For more details visit Bareilles' official Web site: sarabmusic.com.
Finally, check out Music News Nashville for my latest roundup of highly-recommended new releases.