A review of the latest album from She &
Him is included on 'TheNews' episode
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Friday, July 29, 2022
'TheNews' episode: Bruce Springsteen, The Kinks, The Beatles & director Peter Jackson, She & Him, more!
Ringo Starr announces new four-song EP coming Sept. 16, 2022
Ringo Starr has just announced his next release EP3, a forthcoming EP set for release later this summer! ...Robert Kinsler
Ringo Starr has just announced EP3, a new four-song set featuring a number of collaborators. The EP is set for release on Friday, Sept. 16.
Indeed, the EP will be available digitally and on audio CD on Sept. 16, while 10-inch vinyl and limited-edition translucent royal blue cassette formats are coming Nov. 18.
Among the notables featured on EP3 are Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, saxophonist Dave Koz, 4 Non Blondes singer Linda Perry, flamenco guitar master Jose Antonio Rodriguez and engineer Bruce Sugar. The EP was recorded at Starr's Roccabella West studio.
"I am in my studio writing and recording every chance I get," Starr said in an official statement. "It's what I have always done and will continue to do, and releasing EPs more frequently allows me to continue to be creative and give each song a little more love."
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band performing at the Greek Theatre
in Los Angeles on Sept. 29, 2018. / Photo credit: Robert Kinsler
Starr and His All-Starr Band will set off on a fall North American tour starting on Sept. 5, 2022 wit a date in Lenox, Mass. The tour will conclude with a date in Mexico City on Oct. 20. The current lineup includes the aforementioned Lukather, Colin Hay (Men At Work), Edgar Winter, Warren Ham, Hamish Stuart and Gregg Bissonette. Get more information on his tour HERE.
Here is the track listing for Starr's 'EP3'
"World Go Round"
"Everyone and Everything"
"Let's Be Friends"
"Free Your Soul (feat. Dave Koz and Jose Antonio Rodriguez)"
Omnivore Recordings and The International Pop Overthrow Music Festival announce 'International Pop Overthrow: Volume 23'
Fans of power pop, melodic rock, indie rock and stellar songcraft will want to plan to pick up the forthcoming 'International Pop Overthrow: Volume 23' on Sept. 9, 2022...Robert Kinsler
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
The Kinks announce deluxe reissues of two classic albums for 50th anniversary
Check out this exciting news. These Kinks releases sound amazing...Robert Kinsler
Monday, July 25, 2022
New Music: The Hagers, She & Him, Barney Bubbles
Several new audio titles and a noteworthy book are featured in my column this week.
Thursday, July 21, 2022
The Lone Bellow Return With Gleaming New Single "Gold" // Fall Tour Announced, On Tour Now With Maren Morris
Exciting news that the Lone Bellow is back with new music. Check out the trio's shimmering new track "Gold." I first caught the group at the Stagecoach Festival back in April 2013 (read my coverage of that memorable appearance HERE).
“We don’t ever try to write songs with an agenda, so with ‘Gold’ the idea was to tell the story from the perspective of someone in a hard situation—in this case, a guy who’s stuck in the downward spiral of addiction,” stated guitarist Brian Elmquist. “We’ve sung ‘Gold’ as a folk song in the past, but for the recording we wanted to really experiment and push our sound as far as it could go.”
|The Lone Bellow performing at the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, CA,|
in April 2013. Photo credit: Robert Kinsler
Founded by Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey Pipkin, and Brian Elmquist, The Lone Bellow made their auspicious debut in 2013 with the self-titled, Charlie Peacock-produced album that quickly landed at No. 64 on the Billboard 200. It later turned up on best-of-the-year lists from the likes of Paste and PopMatters. With over 100 million career streams to date, The Lone Bellow’s past output also includes the Aaron Dessner-produced Then Came the Morning (a 2015 effort that earned them an Americana Music Award nomination) and Walk Into a Storm (a 2017 release produced by Dave Cobb and hailed by NPR for its “warmly rousing, gospel-inflected Americana”).
07/23 - Lincoln City, IN @ Lincoln Amphitheatre
08/16 - Vail, CO @ Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater *
08/18 - Salt Lake City, UK @ Red Butte Garden *
08/19 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Botanical Garden: Outlaw Field *
08/20 - Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheater *
08/23 - Walla Walla, WA @ Wine Country Amphitheater *
08/28 - Troutdale, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater *
09/01 - Stowe, VT @ Spruce Peak Summer Concert Series
09/03 - Nantucket, MA @ The Dreamland Theater
09/15 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl *
09/16 - San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre *
09/17 - Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre *
09/18 - Grass Valley, CA @ The Center For The Arts
09/20 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
09/23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre *
10/19 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
10/21 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory *
10/22 - Stoughton, WI @ Stoughton Opera House
10/23 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/24 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/26 - Cincinnati, OH @ Memorial Hall
10/27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
10/28 - Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue
10/29 - St. Louis, MO @ Sheldon Concert Hall
11/02 - Louisville, KY @ Bomhard Theatre
11/03 - Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theater
11/04 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
11/05 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
11/06 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
11/11 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/12 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/13 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
11/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/16 - Portland, ME @ State Theater
11/17 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
11/18 - Fairfield, CT @ Warehouse
11/19 - Richmond, VA @ The National
*supporting Maren Morris
Kris Kristofferson to release "Live At Gilley's - Pasadena, TX: September 15, 1981" on September 2 via New West Records
Here is a media release with wonderful news about an upcoming live release featuring singer-songwriter great Kris Kristofferson...Robert Kinsler
Kris Kristofferson will release Live at Gilley’s - Pasadena, TX: September 15, 1981 on September 2, 2022 via New West Records. The previously unreleased 15-song set was the final date of Kristofferson’s 1981 tour and was recorded at the legendary Pasadena, TX honky tonk most well known for its role in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy. Kristofferson is backed by an incredible live band featuring Stephen Bruton, Billy Swan, Donnie Fritts, Tommy McClure, Glen Clark, and Sammy Creason. The album also features exclusive liner notes written by the country music legend & Gilley’s co-owner Mickey Gilley, as well as additional pieces written by the legendary George Strait, and Billy Swan.
2. Here Comes That Rainbow Again
3. Casey’s Last Ride
4. You Show Me Yours (And I’ll Show You Mine) / Stranger
5. Nobody Loves Anybody Anymore
6. Darby’s Castle
7. If It’s All The Same To You
8. The Pilgrim
9. For The Good Times
10. Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down
11. The Silver Tongued Devil And I
12. Smile At Me Again
13. Same Old Song
14. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)
15. Why Me