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7 September Music Festivals That Should Be On Your Radar
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7 September Music Festivals That Should Be On Your Radar

Just because the summer is winding down doesn't mean festival season is in the rearview mirror. Here's a look at 7 September music festivals to consider. 1. Life Is Beautiful Music Festival Date: September 16-18th Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Founded in 2013, the Life Is Beautiful Music Festival takes place in downtown Las Vegas. According to their website, they've brought more than 570 musical acts, 113 art installations, 124 comics, and 36 philanthropic partners to the area with a goal of celebrating community. Artist highlights: Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, Gorillaz, Lorde, Jack Harlow, Kygo, Cage The Elephant Click here for full lineup info. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHl-UWqvtHg 2. Riot Fest Date: September 16-18 Location: Chicago, Illinoi...
Polyphia Announces New Album, Releases Sophia Black Collab
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Polyphia Announces New Album, Releases Sophia Black Collab

Buzzworthy instrumental band Polyphia has announced a release date for their new album along with a collaboration with Sophia Black. Remember That You Will Die is their fourth studio album and is due out on Rise Records on October 28th. Photo Credit: Paige Margulies The new album features unique guest appearances from artists like $not, Chino Moreno (Deftones), Steve Vai, and others. Polyphia is made up of guitarists Tim Henson & Scott LePage, bassist Clay Gober and drummer Clay Aeschliman. Remember That You Will Die was produced by Henson & LePage with additional producers on select songs. Guests include Rodney Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Destiny's Child) and JUDGE (Migos & Marshmello) along with their longtime Y2K (Doja Cat, Tove Lo) and Johan Lenox (Kanye, FINNEAS)...
Singer/Songwriter Ian Flanigan Releases ‘Strong’ Debut LP
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Singer/Songwriter Ian Flanigan Releases ‘Strong’ Debut LP

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ian Flanigan has released his highly anticipated debut full-length album. The 11-track Strong is available now on Reviver Music. IanFlaniganMusic.com While many were first introduced to Ian Flanigan's music on NBC's The Voice, he had been touring full time up until that point for more than a decade. His third-place finish on the show led to mentorship and collaboration with country mega-star Blake Shelton on the single "Grow Up". Flanigan assembled an A-list production team to work on Strong. He worked with Todd Lombardo and Craig Alvin (Kacey Musgraves, Will Hoge), Obie O'Brien, Phil Nicolo (Bon Jovi, Sting, Billy Joel), and Ryan Rossebo. A collaboration between Flanigan, Rossebo, and Barrett Baber led to the standout lead single. The uptempo...
Punk Rockers Venerea Release Nostalgic ‘Euro Trash’ Album
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Punk Rockers Venerea Release Nostalgic ‘Euro Trash’ Album

Swedish punk rockers Venerea have unleashed a new album that feels nostalgic yet fresh. Euro Trash features high-octane songs like "Blind Faith", "A Case of Corona" and the summer anthem "Summer of 94". We're hearing influences from bands like Bad Religion, The Offspring, and Green Day. And our only regret is that we're just discovering them now. Venerea formed out of Malmö, Sweden in 1991 and according to their bio, will be around until the end of time. Frankly, we love the optimistic outlook on their future. Their dual guitar/dual vocal approach results in a full melodic sound that is infectious. Recorded In Sweden The band fancies themselves as punk rock storytellers. The material on Euro Trash covers topics from humorous to political. Everything from tales of their mus...
The Gorillaz Announce Highly Anticipated 8th Studio Album
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The Gorillaz Announce Highly Anticipated 8th Studio Album

The new Gorillaz album Cracker Island officially has a release date. The 10-track collection is loaded with unique collaborations and is sure to defy genre classification. The highly anticipated project will be released on February 24th. This is the eighth studio album from the popular animated band founded by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. Expect guest appearances from artists like Stevie Nicks, Adeleye Omotayo Beck, and Bad Bunny. The latest single "New Gold" features Tame Impala and Bootie Brown (The Pharcyde). The album was recorded in both London and Los Angeles earlier this year. The Gorillaz co-produced with eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer, instrumentalist, and songwriter Greg Kurstin and Remi Kabaka Jr. New Gorillaz Album Formats Cracker Island will be ...
The Blue Stones Release Infectious Single “Good Ideas”
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The Blue Stones Release Infectious Single “Good Ideas”

Alt-rockers The Blue Stones have released a new single on the heels of a successful six-week headlining tour across America. "Good Ideas" is set to appear on their brand new studio album which will be out later this year. Pretty Monster also includes "Don't Miss" which dropped earlier this summer. The Blue Stones consist of Tarek Jafar and Justin Tessier and are following up on their successful 2021 release Hidden Gems. "Good Ideas" was co-produced by WZRD BLD, known for their work with Highly Suspect and iDKHOW. Earlier this year they spent more than a month working with a series of different producers to perfect Pretty Monster. They were looking to capture the passion and adventurous spirit of their live shows on the album. When it came to "Good Ideas", Jafar had this to...
What You Need to Know for a Phone Free Concert
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What You Need to Know for a Phone Free Concert

Credit - John Mark Arnold on Unsplash Jack White has been out on the road this summer supporting his latest album on his 'Supply Chain Issues' tour. If you have been to one of his shows anytime over the last few years, there is a good chance that your concert experience was different than any other time in this century.  The reason being is that Mr. White wanted his concerts to be a 'phone-free' experience. How was this accomplished?  He employed the technology of a company called Yondr. If you are at all like us, you're asking yourself, "What the hell is Yondr?". https://twitter.com/eclecticmess/status/1562272201851666432 The company was founded way back in 2014. We never would have guessed in 2014 that artists would start banning cell phone use at t...
Five September Album Releases That Should Be On Your Radar
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Five September Album Releases That Should Be On Your Radar

This fall is shaping up to be an excellent season for new music. Here's a look at 5 September album releases that should be on your radar. Streaming is fine but please consider supporting your local independent record store. 1. YUNGBLUD YUNGBLUD Release Date: September 2nd YUNGBLUD will release his third studio album on September 2nd. The self-titled release will feature stand-out tracks like "The Funeral", "Don't Feel Like Feeling Sad Today" and "Memories" featuring Willow. He's set to perform a series of low-key shows at US record stores in September before moving on to performances on big stages at Riot Fest, Louder Than Life Fest, and Firefly. Artist links: Website, Instagram & Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02T6xLNXEE0 2. Ozzy Osbourne Patient Numb...
Catch Wheatus Of “Teenage Dirtbag” Fame On Tour This Fall
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Catch Wheatus Of “Teenage Dirtbag” Fame On Tour This Fall

Their iconic early 2000s hit "Teenage Dirtbag" has gone viral multiple times in recent years. Here's a little background on the song, why it was re-recorded it in recent years, and where you can catch Wheatus on tour this fall (in select cities). Credit: WheatusVEVO Wheatus was formed in 1995 by frontman/vocalist Brendan B. Brown out of New York City. The original lineup consisted of brother Peter on drums, Rich Liegey on bass, and Philip Jimenez on percussion, keyboards, harmonica, and special effects. The band name was inspired by a nickname given to the Brown brothers by their father when they were young. The band's debut album was released in August of 2000 and their lead single was their biggest hit. "Teenage Dirtbag" had success in the U.S. and was even bigger overseas in...
New Stu Brooks Single Features Fall Out Boy Frontman
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New Stu Brooks Single Features Fall Out Boy Frontman

Grammy-nominated bassist, producer & songwriter Stu Brooks is celebrating a solo record deal with the release of a brand new single. "Sound The Alarm" features Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. The track will be featured on his new album The 40HZ EP. The EP is stacked with special guests like Stump, Angelo Moore, Jason Aalon Butler, and Paul Leary. Known for his work as co-founder of Dub Trio and as an in-demand road and studio musician, the record deal with Dine Alone Records is Brooks' first as a solo artist. "Sound The Alarm" began as an instrumental but evolved over time. Reggae and punk influences can be heard weaving their way through the song. Brooks had this to say, "I took these two genres and tried to tie them together into a song. Between the chorus groove and vers...