Monday, June 29, 2015

Jeff Lynne's ELO 'Live In Hyde Park' coming to DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Formats on September 11, 2015

How cool is this everybody? Time to get excited...

New York, NY (June 29, 2015)--On September 11, 2015, Eagle Rock Entertainment, in association with the BBC, will release Live In Hyde Park by Jeff Lynne’s ELO on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats [MSRP TBA].  This release offers fantastic value with a full-length concert and feature-length documentary on the same disc.  The show from Hyde Park includes ELO’s hits “Mr Blue Sky,” “Sweet Talkin’ Woman,” “Livin’ Thing,” “Evil Woman,” “Telephone Line,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Showdown,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “10358 Overture,” “Can’t Get It Out Of My Head,” “Strange Magic,” and many more!
The Electric Light Orchestra, led by one of rock’s most iconic songwriters and producers Jeff Lynne, is one of the most successful bands of all time with global sales of over 50 million albums. In September 2014, Jeff Lynne’s ELO headlined BBC Radio 2’s “Festival In A Day” in London’s famous Hyde Park. It was the first time in almost 30 years that the band had performed on a festival stage. Jeff Lynne said, “It seemed like the entire 50,000 were singing and clapping along, which carried on for the whole night. The Hyde Park concert turned out to be one of the most memorable shows ever for me”.
The critics agreed, with The Times (UK) saying it was “near perfect” in their 5-star review and the Evening Standard (London) marveling that “ELO still have the power to flick switches” in their 4-star review. Neil McCormick of the Telegraph (UK) noted how “fifty thousand grown men and women sang along in joyous rapture to some of the greatest pop music ever heard.”
As well as the full Live In Hyde Park show, the Bonus Features offer the feature length documentary Mr Blue Sky – The Story Of Jeff Lynne and ELO and also new interviews filmed at Hyde Park. Jeff Lynne has been involved every step of the way with every aspect of this production, especially the audio delivery, saying: “It’s important to me that viewers experience the Hyde Park show exactly as it was performed on the night….in stereo.”
This show was a truly special moment that will live on in fans’ memories forever - the 50,000 tickets for the event had sold out in a matter of minutes and the fans sang along to hit after hit performed by Jeff Lynne and the band accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra.  Live In Hyde Park by Jeff Lynne’s ELO will be cherished by all who love this truly important band.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne, Genesis, Alice Cooper, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 40 multi-platinum, over 80 platinum and over 144 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Paris and Hamburg.
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6) Strange Magic  
7) 10538 Overture  
8) Can’t Get It Out Of My Head  
9) Sweet Talkin’ Woman  
10) Turn To Stone  
11) Steppin’ Out  
12) Handle With Care  
13) Don’t Bring Me Down  
14) Rock ‘n’ Roll Is King  
15) Telephone Line  
16) Mr Blue Sky  
17) Roll Over Beethoven


Friday, June 26, 2015

'Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me' coming to CNN, DVD and VOD this summer

Glen Campbell performing in Anaheim
in 2009. Photo: Kelly A. Swift
It has been nearly five years since I caught Glen Campbell at a stirring concert in Anaheim (you can read my Orange County Register review here), but I still count it among my favorite concerts. Today comes news that the highly-anticipated documentary Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me is coming to CNN later this month, and then to DVD/VOD.

Here is the official media release that landed in my inbox this morning...

Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me

Available on EST Digital Platforms on August 18th
and on DVD and VOD on September 1, 2015 via Virgil Films
Virgil Films announces the VOD and DVD release of Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me, a new documentary film about the country/pop superstar produced and directed by filmmaker James Keach (Walk the Line). The film, which will air on CNN on June 28, will be available on digital platforms (EST) on August 18th followed by a DVD and VOD release on September 1, 2015.

Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me was directed by James Keach (producer of Walk the Line) and produced by Trevor Albert(producer of Groundhog Day) and KeachKeach and Albert also collaborated on the award winning film, Waiting for Forever.

"The making of this film has been an exhilarating, joyous and inspiring ride. I attribute that entirely to the heroic spirit of Glen Campbell and his extraordinary family," said producer Trevor Albert.

In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America. They thought it would last 5 weeks, instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half across America.

What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a "Goodbye Tour."

The film documents this amazing journey as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of Glen's progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice. Special appearances include Bruce Springsteen, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and Bill Clinton among many others.

"We are honored to bring this portrait of Glen Campbell to American audiences," said said Joe Amodei of Virgil Films. "This great entertainer and his indelible music have been a part of so many lives for decades, we look forward to reminding everyone of what's so special about him."

Keach added "the legacy Glen Campbell and his incredibly courageous family share in this film is one of the most important movies I have been blessed to have worked on. Glen Campbell.. I'll Be Me will forever inspire me as a filmmaker and a man. Glen is a real life hero on and off the stage."

About Virgil Films

Virgil Films & Entertainment was founded in 2003 by Joe Amodei to acquire, market and distribute DVD, TV and Digital product in the theatrical feature film, documentaries, special interest and sports categories. The company has built partnerships with OWN, Sundance Channel Home Entertainment, National Geographic Cinema Ventures, Pureflix Entertainment, MLB Productions, Morgan Spurlock's Warrior Poets and other high-profile entertainment brands since their inception. Releases from Virgil Films & Entertainment include the much anticipated documentary I Am Chris Farley; the award-winning documentary Miss Representation; the critically acclaimed, timeless, best-selling Forks Over Knives; and the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo and its sequel Korengal. They have also released the compelling The House I Live In, A Brony Tale, Legends of the Knight and others. Follow them on twitter: @virgilfilms |

About PCH Films

PCH Films, based in Los Angeles, California, is a multimedia company founded by James Keach, Jane Seymour and Trevor Albert in 2007. The company develops, produces, and finances feature film, TV, documentaries, animation and music. The partners extensive credits include Walk The Line, Groundhog Day, League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Because Of Winn Dixie, National Lampoons Vacation, Dr Quinn Medicine Woman, award winning documentary Disease Of the Wind and many others.

PCH most recently released the documentary film Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me, award winning feature film Waiting For Forever directed by James Keach starring Rachel Bilson, Tom Sturridge, Richard Jenkins and Blythe Danner.

PCH has numerous projects in development ranging from series to features and documentaries. The company's goal is to continue to create intelligent and humanistic entertainment across multiple platforms that appeals to a broad audience.. The film, which will air on CNN on June 28, will be available on digital platforms (EST) on August 18th followed by a DVD and VOD release on September 1, 2015.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Buddy Guy to release 'Born to Play Guitar' on July 31, 2015

Couldn't be more excited to read news that Buddy Guy is set to release a new studio album where he is joining forces with a wide-ranging array of guests. Here is the media release from RCA Records...

Buddy Guy reveals 'Born to Play Guitar' album cover and track listing

New studio album features guest appearances by Van Morrison, Joss Stone, Kim Wilson and more; plus songs dedicated to B.B. King and Muddy Waters

Grammy Award winning blues icon Buddy Guy has revealed the album cover and track listing for his brand new studio album Born To Play Guitar.  Set for release July 31, 2015 on Silvertone/RCA RecordsBorn to Play Guitar features guest appearances by Van MorrisonJoss StoneKim Wilson and Billy Gibbons.  Morrison joins Buddy on the heartfelt “Flesh & Bone,” a song dedicated to the late great B.B. King.  On “Come Back Muddy” Guy reminisces about the good ole days with his friend Muddy Waters.  The album is produced by Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter Tom Hambridge.
The album’s title track will debut on Sirius XM Bluesville on June 29.
Born To Play Guitar will be available for pre-order on June 29 at iTunes and Amazon.
Born To Play Guitar track listing:
01 Born To Play Guitar                                                                      
02 Wear You Out feat. Billy Gibbons                                     
03 Back Up Mama                                                                             
04 Too Late feat. Kim Wilson                                                
05 What’s Whiskey, Beer & Wine                                                     
06 Kiss Me Quick feat. Kim Wilson                                                    
07 Crying Out Of One Eye                                                                 
08 (Baby) You Got What It Takes feat. Joss Stone                             
09 Turn Me Wild                                                                                
10 Drug In My Drink                                                                          
11 Flesh & Bone feat. Van Morrison                                                 
12 Smarter Than I Was                                                                      
13 Thick Like Mississippi Mud                                                           
14 Come Back Muddy

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Legacies of The Rolling Stones, Carole King, Asia celebrated on new multi-format releases

Fans of The Rolling Stones, Carole King and Asia have to celebrate the release of highly-anticipated multi-format titles that have all found their release on June 23.

Artist: The Rolling Stones
Title: From The Vault: The Marquee  Live in 1971 (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
You might like if you enjoy: The Rolling Stones' 1970s recordings
Tell me more: What's not to love about a highly sought-after club performance that caught The Rolling Stones at the height of their creative powers? Such is the case with the fantastic From The Vault: The Marquee  Live in 1971 issued by Eagle Rock Entertainment on June 23 and available on a number of formats (DVD/SD Blu-ray/audio CD) and iTunes. Featuring the line-up of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman, the British band tore through an eight-song set list that including burning rockers ("Let It Rock," "Bitch," "Brown Sugar"), rock 'n' blues ("I Got The Blues," "Midnight Ramble"), as well as a tender version of "Dead Flowers." The performances (I'm reviewing the 2-disc DVD/CD version) here are scorching; "Midnight Rambler" scorches with Jagger's blues harp work and the one-two guitar attack of Richards and Taylor, while "Bitch" flat out rocks. The DVD features a number of outstanding bonus features including several takes of the rarely-heard "I Got The Blues" and a performance of "Brown Sugar" the band performed on the TV program "Top Of The Pops." With the footage completely restored, and sound mixed by the legendary Bob Clearmountain, The Marquee  Live in 1971 is a must-have release for Stones fans. Information:

Purchase 'From the Vault: The Marquee Club Live in 1971 [DVD/CD]' here

Title: A MusiCares Tribute to Carole King (Shout! Factory)
You might like if you enjoy: Carole King, Kacey Musgraves, Alicia Keys, James Taylor
Tell me more: One of the most influential and successful women in music, it's no wonder a once-in-a-lifetime of artists gathered to celebrate singer-songwriter-keyboardist Carole King when she was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year in Los Angeles on Jan. 24, 2014. Now A MusiCares Tribute to Carole King is available on Blu-ray and DVD, with the original event fully delivering on the promise of its parade of artists. There is a wide-range of performances that play out during the special event, with the teaming of Miguel and Kacey Musgraves on "Crying in the Rain" (a King-penned hit for the Everly Brothers) and a five-song finale set featuring King (including "Up On The Roof" with James Taylor) among the most memorable moments.  Information:

Buy 'A MusiCares Tribute To Carol King [Blu-ray]' here

Artist: Asia
Title: Axis XXX – Live in San Francisco (Frontiers Music)
You might like if you enjoy: Asia, Yes, John Wetton
Tell me more: When singer-bassist John Wetton rejoined Asia in 2006 it marked a remarkable renaissance for the legendary quartet with the original line-up of Wetton, guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Geoff Downes and drummer Carl Palmer re-teaming to release a trio of truly outstanding studio discs (2008's Phoenix, 2010's Omega and 2012's XXX). Now the band's second golden age is fully captured via Axis XXX – Live in San Francisco. Recorded at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco on Nov. 7, 2012, the 18-track set caught Asia performing one of its final concerts before the departure of Howe in January 2013. Throughout the career-spanning Axis XXX, Asia was on the top of its game and unleashed a wonderful mix of '80s classics ("Only Time Will Tell," "Sole Survivor," "Heat Of The Moment"), prog-rock firepower ("Wildest Dreams," "Holy War"), several classical-styled guitar instrumentals featuring Howe ("Pyramidology," "Golden Mean") and affecting new songs (the propulsive "Tomorrow The World," uplifting rocker "Face on the Bridge" and anthemic "An Extraordinary Life" are standouts). Information:

Purchase 'AXIS XXX - Live In San Francisco [2 CD/DVD Combo][Deluxe Edition]' here

Robert Kinsler

Monday, June 22, 2015

Jack's 10th Show gives fans plenty to love

My review originally ran on The Orange County Register's Web site on Sunday, June 21. You can find the review in today's Life section of the print edition of the newspaper. A special "thank you" to Kelly A. Swift for permission to run her photos with my review.

Roland Orzabal, left, and Curt Smith of Tears for Fears on June 20, 2015. Photo: Kelly A. Swift

Jack's 10th Show

Who: Tears for Fears, Bush, Cake, Everclear, Lit, Richard Blade
Where: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
When: June 20


Jack's 10th Show gives fans plenty to love

A. Jay and Jeremy Popoff of Lit
at Jack's 10th Show on June 20.
Photo: Kelly A. Swift
Five artists performing over the course of five hours – Lit kicked things off at 5:50 p.m. and Tears for Fears finished its set at about 10:45 p.m. – produced a fast-paced and eclectic mix of ’80s and ’90s hits at Jack’s 10th Show at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on Saturday night (June 20, 2015).
Like many of Jack FM’s previous multi-artist mini festivals, this was a party-minded affair that allowed fans to make the day their own. Many of the seats around me were empty until evening, with many fans opting to eat, drink, check out merchandise and entertain themselves in the expansive grassy area outside. There was a long line of people trying to win prizes at the Totally ’80s Bar booth (who wouldn’t want their own Rubik’s Cube?), and many concertgoers were busy checking out the drums and guitars at the Yamaha Music Experience booth.
After radio personality Richard Blade kicked things off on the main stage, taking requests and hosting a kind of name-that-tune game, it was time for the real action. Orange County’s Lit played 40 minutes of rock that included its best-known hits and enticing new material. A new reggae-tinged melodic rocker likely titled “Make Love Easy” that is part of a new crop of songs the band has been working on in Nashville was particularly effective, while fans got to their feet and sang along to the group’s biggest hit, “My Own Worst Enemy.”
Everclear was a good choice to include in the day’s lineup, but lead singer Art Alexakis’ hoarse vocals detracted from the power of “Heroin Girl,” “Santa Monica” and “Father of Mine.” An acoustic-style version of Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” also failed to excite.
Cake performing at Jack's 10th Show in Irvine on
June 20, 2015. Photo: Kelly A. Swift
Cake’s 40-minute outing was a bona fide joy, highlighted by singer-guitarist John McCrea’s offbeat personality, consistently impressive harmonies and trumpeter Vince DiFiore’s stellar work. The keyboard-anchored “Long Time” and psychobilly burner “Stick Shifts and Safety Belts” were early highlights, while the cool rocker “Sick of You” and a reworked version of Black Sabbath’s 1970 classic “War Pigs” delighted fans later. When the band realized it only had a few minutes left, Cake quickly kicked it up with a buoyant version of “The Distance.”
Gavin Rossdale of Bush performing at Jack's 10th Show.
Photo: Kelly A. Swift
British rockers Bush had the prime slot, performing as the night grew dark and temps had dropped dramatically. The Gavin Rossdale and his group’s post-grunge sound had the near-capacity audience on its feet for more than an hour. Hits aplenty were unleashed with power, including “Machinehead,” “Everything Zen,” “Glycerine” and others, allowing the band to rock relentlessly. Toward the end of the set, Rossdale left the stage and ventured far into the audience, providing a dramatic element to the band’s set.
Tears for Fears’ intoxicating and nuanced rock was the perfect follow-up to the hard edge of Bush. More than 30 years after the release of seminal studio discs “The Hurting” (1983) and “Songs From the Big Chair” (1985), the duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith continue to champion songcraft like few others. Tears for Fear’s 70-minute set was heavy on hits, but thankfully, that wasn’t a bad thing.

Curt Smith of Tears for Fears on June 20, 2015.
Photo: Kelly A. Swift
The dramatic opener “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” the Beatle-esque “Sowing the Seeds of Love,” the haunting “Pale Shelter” and the swirling “Head Over Heels” have lost none of their luster over the years and were performed with perfection. Lesser-known songs (“Secret World” and “Closest Thing to Heaven” from the band’s outstanding 2004 release Everybody Loves a Happy Ending) were equally stirring. An interactive six-minute version of “Shout” closed out the night, the crowd on its feet and happily singing along.
Review: Robert Kinsler

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Vintage Trouble 'Live at 35' exclusive concert documentary

Back in May 2013, I was invited by Taylor Guitars and Southwest Airlines to travel with the rock 'n' soul band Vintage Trouble as they performed an inflight concert for passengers on a flight from Los Angeles to Denver. Earlier today re-posted the video documentary online in high definition on our Music Worth Buying channel and you can watch it by clicking on the embedded video link below. Make sure to catch Vintage Trouble when they celebrate the release of their new album 1 Hopeful Rd. with a performance at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on August 12, 2015. And of course you can catch the band at any of their upcoming dates opening for AC/DC.
Robert Kinsler

Friday, June 19, 2015

Two-time Golden Globe Winner, Vonda Shepard, to release new album on July 10

Just because it's late on a Friday doesn't mean there isn't music news to share...

Vonda Shepard to Release 14th Album 'Rookie' on Friday, July 10, 2015

-Two-time Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning singer-songwriter set to release first album of new material in seven years-

Singer-songwriter Vonda Shepard announces the upcoming release of her 14th album, Rookie, on July 10, 2015, funded through Kickstarter and under her own label. Shepard will release this album in celebration of being 25 years since the release of her self-titled Warner Bros. debut. 
“For me, Rookie is a landmark album. Suddenly, I’m a highly experienced human, who has nothing to lose, so I’m throwing myself out there on this album in a very raw, real and unadorned way,” says Shepard. “The album features songs looking back on long lost love, fading into the distance, from the perspective of a person who is digging deeper and reconciling these relationships.”  
This is Shepard’s sixth collaboration with producer Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Elvis Costello and Randy Newman). To produce Rookie, Shepard raised $35,000 through Kickstarter, with the help of her family, fans and friends. The album contains original, concrete poetic images that showcase what someone can do with experience, talent and deep belief. The tone of Rookie harks back to the raw soul and sound of the seventies, sometimes reminiscent of the early Aretha days.
“We really should have vinyl for this album with an ‘A’ side and ‘B’ side, as half of the songs I’ve written are these super-funky tunes and the other half is piano/vocal ballads," Shepard says. "I’ve got a few songs that really focus on the soulful groove element—not as a clichĂ©, but in my own way. There are also a couple of very catchy, pure pop songs in the lineup that I’m excited about.”
The optimistic lyrics of the album mirror the stage Shepard is at in her career and the title of the new album plays an ironic comparison to Shepard’s life—she’s an artist that has been around all the blocks. Shepard is coming off of her debut as a musical stage actress in Randy Newman’s “Faust: The Concert,” where critics have raved about her outstanding performance. critic even stated that Shepard’s performance was “One of the year's great stage moments to date, Newman and multi-Emmy and Grammy winner Shepard brought the house down in the second act with the gorgeous duet "Feels Like Home.”  
Shepard released her first hit “Can’t We Try” in 1987 and followed it with “Don’t Cry Ilene” from her first album on Reprise Records in 1989. She went on to record three solo albums before rising to prominence in 1997 as the creative force behind the memorable theme song “Searching My Soul” for the TV series Ally McBeal. She played an integral part in writing and producing the music for the soundtrack as the show’s musical director and appeared in every episode as the resident performer at a bar where the characters would hang out after work.
In the 13 years since the TV hit ended its five-season run Shepard has released five albums and toured extensively in Europe and at her own international and domestic concerts. 
Fans can download Rookie on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and at
To learn more about Shepard’s latest album, watch behind the scene videos or to learn more about her upcoming performances please visit

About Vonda Shepard
Vonda Shepard is a singer-songwriter and musician, best known for being former musical director of Ally McBeal and recently acting and singing on stage in the New York revival of Randy Newman’s “Faust: The Concert” starring Randy Newman. Shepard is currently recording her fourteenth album, Rookie, set to be released in July 2015. The album, which has been funded through Kickstarter, will feature a mixture of moods and tempos, with slightly more emphasis on the upbeat than previous albums.
For more information on Shepard and her music, visit Become a fan at or follow on Twitter @VondaShepard.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sights and Sounds: Jackie Greene tour update, iRig Mic Room from IK Multimedia Now Available

Here is a roundup of some very exciting news for fans of singer-songwriter Jackie Greene, and the groundbreaking music making-related products from IK Multimedia...

“...a man whose sound seems at once achingly intimate, surprisingly energetic and unburdened by adherence to genre.” –World Cafe
Singer-songwriter/guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Jackie Greene has confirmed additional dates for his “Back To Birth” tour in support of his seventh studio album out August 21, on Yep Roc Records. The 32-date run includes stops in Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Boston, Washington, DC, New York, and Philadelphia, among others. A full list of dates is below.
Back To Birth is now available for pre-order with an instant download of “A Face Among The Crowd” which premiered today at PopMatters. “This is a song I wrote for my dad as a Father’s Day gift some years back before he passed away,” Greene says. “It’s a pretty emotional song for me. I hope other fathers out there will enjoy it as much as my dad did.”
Produced by Los Lobos member Steve Berlin, the album was recorded at Portland’s Supernatural Sound. The 11-song set features Paul Rigby (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar); Damian Erskine (bass); Reinhardt Melz (drums); Jason Crosby (violin, string arrangements) with Greene stretching out on a number of instruments including guitar, piano, organ and drums.
“A lot of these songs are looking at the notion of a cyclical existence, and the sense that life goes in a circle,” Greene observes. “I want the songs to come from a place that’s meaningful to me, but I also want to keep them as simple and direct as I can. I look at old blues songs, or Hank Williams songs, and they’re so simple and direct but they convey some pretty deep ideas.”
Greene has released six albums including Rusty Nails (2000), Gone Wanderin’ (2002), Sweet Somewhere Bound (2005), American Myth (2006), Giving Up The Ghost (2008) and Till the Light Comes (2010).
June 15-18 - Terrapin Crossroads - San Rafael, CA
July 3-4 - SPACE - Evanston, IL
July 11- The Ride Festival - Telluride, CO*
July 18 - Grand Targhee Festival - Alma, WY
July 22 - Penn’s Peak - Jim Thorpe, PA*
July 24 - FloydFest - Floyd, VA*
August 1 - Gathering of the Vibes - Bridgeport, CT
August 2 - 3rd & Lindsley - Nashville, TN
August 6 - Gothic Theater - Denver, CO
August 7 - O.P. Rockwell - Park City, UT
August 8-9 - The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT
August 11 - GRAMMY Museum - Los Angeles, CA
August 12 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
August 22 - Full Tilt Boogie Festival - Pownal, VT*
September 5 - Wente Vineyards - Livermore, CA
September 8 - Bing Crosby Theater - Spokane, WA
September 9 - Neumos - Seattle, WA
September 10 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
September 11 - Rogue Theater - Grants Pass, OR
September 13 - Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival - Guerneville, CA
September 18 - Americana Music Festival - Nashville, TN
September 20 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
September 22 - The Hamilton - Washington, DC
September 24 - The Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
September 25 - World Café Live - Philadelphia, PA
September 26 - Levon Helm’s Studio - Woodstock, NY
September 27 - Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME

IK Multimedia introduces Mic Room, the powerful new microphone-modeling app for iPhone and iPad
Mic Room lets musicians use their favorite digital and analog IK Multimedia microphones to get the sound and tone of up to 20 of the world’s most coveted recording studio microphones

June 18, 2015 - IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music creation technology, is pleased to introduce its new Mic Room microphone-modeling app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Designed to complement IK’s full range of analog and digital hardware microphones, Mic Room gives musicians, audio engineers, recording hobbyists and everybody in between the ability to “re-mic” their IK Multimedia microphone to sound and perform like the most coveted microphone models of all time. With classic dynamic, condenser and ribbon microphone models to choose from (plus other unconventional and highly creative models), it offers a treasure chest full of inspiring tone-sculpting tools.

A treasure chest of classic and modern mic tones
At its core, Mic Room is all about enhancing the sonic flexibility and versatility of IK’s range of digital and analog microphones. It lets people change the tone of their favorite IK microphones via a comprehensive and expandable collection of virtual mic models that can be applied to impart the style and character of a number of A-list production studio favorites. The full version of Mic Room comes with 8 virtual mic models that cover the complete spectrum of sounds from the classic to the contemporary. This initial library can be expanded via in-app purchase — extra content can be bought a-la-carte or as a bundle. Simply put, this means that IK’s range of microphones now have even more sonic range and flexibility than ever before.

Plug and play
Using Mic Room couldn’t be easier. It’s been designed to work seamlessly with IK’s full range of digital and analog microphones for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (it also works with the built-in mic and Apple headset microphones). That means it fully supports the new iRig Mic Studio as well as iRig Mic HD, iRig Mic Field, iRig Mic, iRig Voice, iRig Mic Cast and the rest of IK’s highly regarded iRig microphone range.

Musicians just need to select their microphone of choice, plug in and then select the virtual mic model they’d like to use. Mic Room will automatically detect the input microphone. Each microphone model can be tweaked to deliver the best sound possible thanks to an intuitive graphic interface that provides an easy-to-read level meter and a touch-and-drag gain knob.

Mic Room is also Audiobus and Inter-App Audio compatible, so it can be effortlessly used with other powerful music creation apps. This unleashes a whole new level of creative possibilities on top of the sonic flexibility imparted by Mic Room itself. 

Pricing and availability
Mic Room is available now for just $/€7.99. An expandable free version is also available. A native iPad version will be available soon.

For more information, please visit: 

For more information about IK’s range of analog and digital microphones, visit: