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  • Tycho announces new album 'Weather' and fall 2019 tour

    Tycho announces new album 'Weather' and fall 2019 tour

    Scott Hansen, publicly known as Tycho, is the living embodiment of a renaissance man. Not only is Tycho known for his work as musician, producer, composer, songwriter, the "Montana" curator is also an accomplished photographer and graphic designer who goes by the moniker, ISO50. Tycho's experimental...
  • The Cinematic Orchestra announces first North American tour after a decade

    The Cinematic Orchestra announces first North American tour after a decade

    The Cinematic Orchestra is a nu-jazz/electronic music project created by Jason Swinscoe that fuses elements of modern classical music with complex electronic production. During their live productions, Swinscoe and former DJ Food member,  PC (Patrick Carpenter), infuse electronic elements and samples...
  • Explosions in the Sky announces 20th Anniversary Tour 2019

    Explosions in the Sky announces 20th Anniversary Tour 2019

    In 1999, the quartet of Chris Hrasky, Michael James, Munaf Rayani, and Mark Smith came together to form one of the most revered instrumental rock collectives of this current generation in Explosions In The Sky. The quality of the band's live productions and usage of three electric guitars and a drum...
  • Animals As Leaders announces 10 year anniversary tour 2019

    Animals As Leaders announces 10 year anniversary tour 2019

    It took the disbandment of metalcore band, Reflux, for famed Nigerian-American guitarist, Tosin Abasi to become the frontman for the instrumental progressive metal band, Animals as Leaders, alongside guitarist Javier Reyes and drummer Matt Garstka. Initially, Animals as Leaders was not well-received...
  • Top 11 songs featuring a saxophone solo

    Top 11 songs featuring a saxophone solo

    Saxophone Day is coming on Nov. 6, and it's not just for jazz fans. The instrument has played a major part in some of the most classic songs in rock, R&B and other genres, often helping to turn them into hits. Check out AXS's list of the top 11 songs featuring a saxophone solo, and click on...
  • Yann Tiersen announces 2019 tour dates

    Yann Tiersen announces 2019 tour dates

    From film scores to his own albums, Yann Tiersen has made plenty of beautiful music, and he'll be playing some of it live on a short tour next year. The French musician will go on the road in the spring of 2019 in support of upcoming album ALL, playing just three shows here in the US. They will...
  •  Listen: Tyler the Creator shares instrumental track, ‘Puff’

    Listen: Tyler the Creator shares instrumental track, ‘Puff’

    It seems that instrumentals are making their way from the rock world into the more dominant realm of hip-hop. Popular hip-hop artist Tyler, The Creator certainly seems to think so, as he shared an instrumental track on Monday, titled “Puff.” The new track can be heard in the audio-only video seen...
  • Take a 28-minute vacation with 'Swell of Dwell' by Surfer Joe

    Take a 28-minute vacation with 'Swell of Dwell' by Surfer Joe

    Italy has a great amount of coastline, but it's probably not one of the first places you consider when it comes to surf music. On the new album Swell of Dwell Surfer Joe shows that Italians are as capable as anyone at making instrumental surf music. The album begins with "Roller Coaster". The guitar...
  • Tommy Emmanuel adds April US dates to 2018 tour

    Tommy Emmanuel adds April US dates to 2018 tour

    Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will set a course for North America this winter. The composer, best known for his intricate playing style, has announced a new string of U.S. tour dates set for April following his previously announced 2018 tour dates with Rodney Crowell. The tour will launch on...
  • Wes Borland posts photo of new album sessions for 'The Astral Hand' on Aug. 6, 2017

    Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland announces second solo LP 'The Astral Hand'

    Following up on his 2016 album Crystal Machete, Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit is beginning the process of recording the "sequel" to that record. Taking to his Instagram account, he stylistically posted a photo of music equipment making the announcement that The Astral Hand is now in the works. "And FYI...
  • Too Many Zooz take a ride on the NYC subway in new music video 'Bedford'

    Too Many Zooz take a ride on the NYC subway in new music video 'Bedford'

    The New York City "brass house" group Too Many Zooz took to the subways, once again, and caught a late night train for their latest music video. The trio — consisting of saxophonist Leo P., trumpeter Matt Doe, and drummer King of Sludge — jumped on the L-Train at around 3 am with instruments in hand...
  • Exclusive premiere: Listen to Lucky Chops' new release, 'Walter E.P.'

    Exclusive premiere: Listen to Lucky Chops' new release, 'Walter E.P.'

    Lucky Chops are not your average band. Not only do their songs not include any lyrics, but they are an all brass band, which makes them extremely unique. The group has released their newest release Walter E.P., which can be streamed below. "We’ve been touring intensely for the past year and Walter E...
  • Rick Cutler's new album, Daydreams (Probably), is out now.

    Interview: Rick Cutler discusses his new album, ‘Daydreams (Probably)’

    Daydreams (Probably) is the new album from multi-instrumentalist, Rick Cutler. The album was released earlier this month, on New Dude Records. Cutler has a rich Broadway history and co-wrote the theme from “Dateline NBC,” which was nominated for an Emmy Award. He’s performed and recorded with a long...
  • Mr. Stee's 'Searching' is a mellow fusion of hip hop, jazz, and funk

    Mr. Stee's 'Searching' is a mellow fusion of hip hop, jazz, and funk

    Mr. Stee is an instrumental hip hop artist whose music is lush and relaxing. His latest album, Searching, finds Mr. Stee blending intricate hip hop beats with smooth jazz and even some elements of funk for a chill, yet groovy ride. The opening track "Solstice" starts off on an odd note with jarring...
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