• Musikfest 2016 lineup announced, features Don Henley, Bush, and more

    Musikfest 2016 lineup announced, features Don Henley, Bush, and more

    Musikfest, the country’s largest free music festival, takes over historic Bethlehem, PA for a 10-day run every August. This year, the 33rd edition takes place Aug. 5-14. Some 550 music acts will appear on the festival’s 15 stages. Shows on all but one of the stages are free. The annual event takes...

    July 09, 2016
  • Earl Klugh celebrates 40 years at Shelton Vineyards July 9

    Earl Klugh celebrates 40 years at Shelton Vineyards July 9

    Earl Klugh, the Grammy-winning guitarist known for his sweet, smooth style, is touring this summer in celebration of the release 40 years ago of his first album, titled, appropriately Earl Klugh. On July 9, 2016, he’ll be performing at Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, NC. The outdoor event includes...

    July 08, 2016
  •  Jon Stickley Trio brings new album to Visulite July 7

    Jon Stickley Trio brings new album to Visulite July 7

    The hot Jon Stickley Trio brings its genre-bending blend of bluegrass, gypsy jazz, and hip-hop to Charlotte’s Visulite Theatre on July 7, 2016, part of a countrywide tour introducing its new album Lost At Last. The Asheville-based band released their independent, fan-funded second album in October...

    July 07, 2016
  • Inaugural Jam In The Trees comes to Black Mountain in August

    Inaugural Jam In The Trees comes to Black Mountain in August

    The first Jam In The Trees festival is coming to Black Mountain, NC, August 26-27, 2016. Hosted by Pisgah Brewing Company and sponsored by public radio station WNCW, the fest is headlined by bluegrass legends The Wood Brothers and The Del McCoury Band. The event benefits the Big Tree Project, an...

    June 25, 2016
  • Dreamers announce debut album with release of new single

    Dreamers announce debut album with release of new single

    Born in Brooklyn, the grunge-pop band Dreamers today announced their first full-length LP, This Album Does Not Exist, due out via Fairfax Recordings on August 26, 2016. The band celebrates the announcement with the release of a new track, “Sweet Disaster,” available for streaming on Soundcloud. Now...

    June 24, 2016
  • Grammy winner Sam Bush releases new album

    Grammy winner Sam Bush releases new album

    Known as the Father of Newgrass, Sam Bush releases his highly anticipated new solo album, Storyman, on June 24, 2016. The recording, his first since 2009’s Circles Around Me, features songs Bush co-wrote with his many musical friends, including the late Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, Jon Randall Stewart...

    June 24, 2016
  • EDM maestros Prok & Fitch visit US during summer tour

    EDM maestros Prok & Fitch visit US during summer tour

    UK-based tech house artists Prok & Fitch visit the US this weekend with appearances in Miami and Washington, DC, with a date in Hamilton, Ontario sandwiched in between. The duo has gained a reputation as one of the hottest acts in Tech House music, appearing annually at Europe’s top festivals...

    June 18, 2016
  • American Dance Festival 2016 comes to Durham and New York City

    American Dance Festival 2016 comes to Durham and New York City

    The magnolias are blooming in Durham and it’s time once again for the annual American Dance Festival (ADF), bringing top and emerging modern (and now postmodern) dance groups to the stage since 1934. During its six week-plus season, from mid-June to the end of July, ADF will present over 60 live...

    June 17, 2016
  • Town Mountain brings new album to the Rabbit Hole

    Town Mountain brings new album to the Rabbit Hole

    Asheville-based bluegrass band Town Mountain comes to Charlotte’s Rabbit Hole on Friday, June 17, 2016. This is the band’s first appearance in the Queen City since the release of its fifth album, Southern Crescent, on April 1 of this year. Singer/songwriter Brock Butler, best known for his guitar...

    June 16, 2016
  • The "first burst" 1958 guitar from Gibson.

    Early Les Paul guitar at Carter Vintage in Nashville

    A Gibson guitar with the cherry sunburst finish, believed to be the earliest example of this iconic Les Paul design, has been acquired by Carter Vintage Guitars and is on display at the shop in Nashville. The guitar is believed to one of two prototypes of the new finish created in 1958. The...

    June 11, 2016
  • Gold Panda releases third album before US tour

    Gold Panda releases third album before US tour

    UK electronica composer/producer Gold Panda released his third full-length CD on May 27, 2016 via City Slang Records before embarking on a busy touring schedule that will take him across Europe and the UK. Later this summer and fall he’ll be touring in the US and Canada, before a swing through the...

    June 11, 2016
  • Chieli Minucci and Warren Hill star at Lake Norman jazz series

    Chieli Minucci and Warren Hill star at Lake Norman jazz series

    Guitarist Chieli Minucci, founder of Special EFX, and saxophonist Warren Hill will perform at in the next installment of Jazz Under the Stars. The musicians, both stars on the smooth jazz scene on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 7 p.m. The series takes place at Queens Landing on the banks of Lake Norman...

    June 10, 2016
  • Bloom Twins release new single from debut LP

    Bloom Twins release new single from debut LP

    The Bloom Twins, a current sensation on the London and European music scenes, have released the first single, “Amnesia,” from their debut album, due out later this year. The 19-year-old identical twins relocated to London in 2014 from the Ukraine, their home country, to concentrate on their music...

    June 03, 2016
  • MUTEK underway in Montreal

    MUTEK underway in Montreal

    MUTEK, Montreal’s annual international festival of digital creativity and electronic music, kicked off June 1 for a five-day run through Sunday, June 5, 2016. Founded in 2000, the mammoth festival brings together electronic musicians and digital artists from around the world to explore new forms and...

    June 02, 2016
  • Citizen Zero drops first single from debut album

    Citizen Zero drops first single from debut album

    Detroit rockers Citizen Zero are gearing up for the release of their first full-length album, State of Mind. The first single from the project “Go (Let Me Save You)” premiered on Guitar World on May 18, 2016. The album is due in August from Wind-up Records. In advance of the release, the band has...

    June 01, 2016
  • Shemekia Copeland wins top honors at Blues Music Awards

    Shemekia Copeland wins top honors at Blues Music Awards

    Electric blues rocker Shemekia Copeland received the Blues Music Award for Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year at the 37th Annual Blues Music Awards in Memphis on May 5, 2016. It was the singer’s ninth Blues Music Award and the fifth time she has been named Contemporary Blues Female Artist...

    May 21, 2016
  • New music at Moogfest 2016

    New music at Moogfest 2016

    Moogfest is a four-day feast that features many different types of music. Artists come from afar to perform at the festival, sponsored by the preeminent manufacturer of electronic synthesizers, to honor the memory of Bob Moog. The developer of the analog synth, he inspired many musicians and had a...

    May 19, 2016
  • Taz Arnold hosts Moogfest music meditation at the Nasher

    Taz Arnold hosts Moogfest music meditation at the Nasher

    Duke University’s premier art museum, the Nasher, will host a free music meditation workshop on Friday, May 20, during Moogfest 2016. Led by cultural icon tAz Arnold, the program, titled Unique Dissertation$/Cosmic Communications, takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. in Nasher’s Great Hall, an inspiring...

    May 14, 2016
  • Crooked Road Music Series at Heartwood features young musicians

    Crooked Road Music Series at Heartwood features young musicians

    The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail runs through southwestern Virginia, the heartland of traditional acoustic string music. Here the roots of country and bluegrass first bore blossoms, at places like the Carter Family Fold, the Floyd Country Store and the Rex Theater in Galax...

    May 12, 2016
  • Gary Numan receives Moog 2016 Innovation Award

    Gary Numan receives Moog 2016 Innovation Award

    Moog Music, organizer of the massive four-day Moogfest being held in Durham, North Carolina, May 19-22, 2016, announced that electronic music pioneer Gary Numan will receive the 2016 Moog Innovation Award. The award was introduced in 2006 at the third Moogfest, held at the time in New York City, and...

    May 11, 2016
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