Contemporary acoustic ensemble The Greencards
were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best
Instrumental. The nomination is for “Mucky The Duck”
from the band’s Dualtone Music Group
release, Viridian. The
Greencards are then heading back on the road for most of 2008.
Vigilante bushwhackers with a heart of gold, the five-man conspiracy known
bring four years of insane hard work, coast-to-coast survival
touring, and endless trips back home to St. Louis with You’re
Awful, I Love You, the band’s major label album
debut on Island Records, due out February 26. Ludo’s
never-ending tour schedule rolls on this month, and
CD release shows are planned for February 28 in Chicago and March 2 in
New York City based rock band God or Julie
chosen as BMI’s band of the month for February 2008,
hitting the road with Chevelle and Finger Eleven beginning February 19
and running through April 7. The band’s debut album,
This Road Before, will be released on February 19, and God or Julie
has already been named by influential programmer Aaron
Axelson of Live 105 in San Francisco as a band to watch in 2008.
Brooklyn based alt-pop band Breaking Laces
gearing up for the release of their full-length live album, Live at Seaside
February 12 on Fuzz.com
album will have many of the
band’s live staples that have not yet been released, and some
rare songs chosen by the band’s street team, and will be
Fuzz’s unique Mix Tape
is a sample track from the album. In
Breaking Laces is also heading to SXSW next month, details to be
Brooklyn based Americana artist Fergus McCormick
will release his third album, I Don’t
You Now, on February 26. In conjunction with the street date, Paste
Magazine has awarded the album a Paste Recommends
for the month of
McCormick’s new album continues his exploration of the rural
American songbook infused with a contemporary urban
Badfish, a Tribute To Sublime
in Spin Magazine, are back out on the road this month, including a show in
February at House of Blues Las Vegas with Del Mar, the band featuring
former Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh. Other West coast stops include Los
Angeles, Bakersfield, Santa Cruz, San Diego, Phoenix and San Francisco.
Opening for Badfish on most of the tour dates is the group’s
original project, Scotty Don’t
Nashville based label Me and the Machine Records
is kicking off 2008 with a bunch of tour dates and new
is one of those artists, and Josh
finalizing his third album entitled Exit Sounds for an April 22
release. One of the tracks from Exit Sounds entitled
“Thousand Years” is available as an mp3 download by
Minneapolis based Tim Mahoney
was recently featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, will be showcasing in
Nashville on February 20 at The Basement
Mahoney’s music will
featured on Minnesota’s Sun Country Airlines, where his music
is played on their in-flight Audio, and he will also be profiled in the
airline’s magazine, Escape.
New York City based rocker Alex Nackman
will release his stunning new album, Still Life
on March 4. Nackman’s personal blend of acoustic rock fare has
been described by critics as insightful and
introspective, yet also melancholy and inquisitive. Nackman was a
guest on XM Radio Channel 29 with Ted
Kelly last week and is gearing up for a nationwide tour that kicks off
Chicago based acoustic band Down The Line
will be releasing their brand new live
Home Alive, with a CD release party at Park West in the band’s
hometown on March 8. The all-ages event will
include guest artists, big surprises, and plenty of great music. Home
Alive is culled from Down The Line’s recent
“artists in residence” on the celebrated stage of
Online men’s magazine Bullz-Eye.com
recently paid tribute to the late Heath Ledger
and also published a chilling piece called Badass Knife Scenes
addition, Bullz-Eye.com continues to provide awesome entertainment
coverage including music
Hard-rocking Cleveland band Three Miles Out
releasing their long-awaited third album, Nobody, in
TMO’s trademark guitar-driven modern rock sound is still there,
but the hooks are bigger than ever and the
band’s songwriting continues to mature into something special.
Plans are in the works for an industry event to preview the
new album, which will be announced shortly.
Nashville based Rick Alter Management represents Kentucky based Americana
phenomenon Chris Knight
will tour through Texas again this
and then head to the Midwest Iin March. Alter also represents legendary
country rockers Poco
and Pure Prairie League
Poco will celebrate its 40th anniversary as a
world’s leading independent A&R
Company which pioneered the concept of independent A&R in 1992, has
landed thousands of deals for its members for film/TV placements,
deals, and record deals in the decade and a half since its inception.
At TAXI, film and TV deals routinely happen at a rate of
almost one per day, resulting in thousands of deals overall for its
members who hail from more than 100 countries.
Chicago based alternative rock band Painkiller Hotel
released their debut album, Black Roses, on Nashville’s Severe Records last
have been compared to the likes of Pearl Jam, Verve Pipe and Rogue
Wave. In addition to a heavy regional touring itinerary,
Painkiller Hotel landed a song from the album, “How Was I
Supposed To Know,” on the Oxygen Network’s
“Bad Girls Club” in January.
Columbus, Ohio-based rock band Red Wanting Blue
is wrapping up the recording for their forthcoming
album, due out later this spring. The album is the follow-up to
2004’s Pride: the Cold Lover.
Charleston based singer/songwriter Joal Rush
is currently on a Southeast run with Corey Smith, and
Imagination album continues to draw rave reviews, giving Rush an
increasing web presence.
Rush just had the album licensed by Bunim Murray for use on MTV shows.
Nashville based rock band The
working on their new album with Joe West (Emmylou Harris, Warren Zevon, Dropping
Daylight), due out later this spring,
continues to tour for the next few months to refine that new material.
With the release of the band’s third full-length album, 7 Years
Hard Luck (August 21, 2007), Jonesboro, Arkansas based rock band Further
is on a mission to bring rock to its roots and back again to the present. Further
rock royalty in their bloodlines (the two guitarists are cousins of
Tommy Shaw of Styx and Jim Dandy Mangrum of BOA).
Nashville based Jenn Franklin
currently working on her first full-length album with producer Jim Reilly and with
drummer Ken Coomer and bassist/cello player Charlie Chadwick (Shelby
Lynne, Steve Earle). The album is slated for release in the
summer of 2008.
based singer/songwriter Jason Vigil
is currently on a tour that has brought him to St. Louis, Omaha,
Chicago, Minnesota, and Nashville. Vigil
is planning a new EP release some time in 2008.
the blue-collar rock band from Birmingham, continue
to tour regionally in support of their latest album, Raise ‘em
High with many tour dates for the spring to be announced
recording artists Dropping Daylight
been working on new material, and after performing a hometown holiday
show in Minneapolis and a New Year’s Eve show in Milwaukee, will
continue to tour regionally.