Chadwick "Chad" Stokes (Dispatch, State Radio) is heading back to Northampton, MA on October 26th for the Calling All Crows' 5th Annual Northampton Halloween 5K (NH5K).
Hundreds of volunteers, participants and Calling All Crows supporters will take to the streets of downtown - in costume - for a fun run/walk to support organizing over 50 service projects in the coming year, more than double their impact in the previous 12 months. In its fifth year, the event has raised over $85,000, with contributions and participation growing each year. Last year’s Halloween 5K was a key fundraiser for Calling All Crows’ new marriage equality campaign - Human Rights. Civil Rights. RIGHT NOW!
To celebrate NH5K, Stokes will perform two shows at The Iron Horse Music Hall, alongside The String Players – October 25th and October 26th. Fundraisers will be able to attend the October 26th concert, and every NH5K participant is invited to a post-race celebration and BBQ.
Stokes is currently on tour for his first ever Living Room Tour. Already sold out, Stokes will perform an intimate living room concert in preparation for writing and recording his upcoming solo album. Testing out new songs, the stripped down set is as a massive thank you to fans that have joined him over the years to support State Radio, Dispatch and Calling All Crows. Tour dates listed after the jump.
(l-r): Cory Younts (OCMS), Danielle Romeo (Nettwerk), Morgan Jahnig (OCMS), Kevin Hayes (OCMS), Gilbert Landry (OCMS), Ketch Secor (OCMS), Critter Fuqua (OCMS), Chance McCoy (OCMS), Mark Jowett (Nettwerk) Photo Credit: Chris Hollo
On Tuesday, September 17, Nettwerk catalogue artist Old Crow Medicine Show became the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry with a special induction by Opry members Marty Stuart and Dierks Bentley, as well as Opry Vice President and General Manager PeteFisher. During the pre-show press conference, Nettwerk Music Group's Mark Jowett (VP of International A&R/Publishing) and Danielle Romeo (Sr. Director of Publicity), surprised Old Crow with Platinum plaques commemorating 1 million tracks sold of the band's signature song "Wagon Wheel." The single originally appeared on the band's debut album, O.C.M.S., released in 2004 on Nettwerk.
Old Crow's Ketch Secor was also honored the previous evening at the Ryman Auditorium during a celebration of Darius Rucker's #1 hit "Wagon Wheel," which Secor and Bob Dylan penned.
In a business analysis of the independent sector of UK labels, Music Week reports that Nettwerk has the Top Indie Single and Album of the past 12 months with Passenger's international hit song "Let Her Go" and album All The Little Lights. Additionally, Nettwerk is the #4 Indie Label in the UK for singles and Top 10 for albums over the past 12 months, marking the strongest year for the UK division of the label since its inception.
Says Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride, "It's exciting to see the continued growth of our UK company and the massive success they have had in their marathon run with Passenger. As a company, we never give up."
"Let Her Go" has already been certified Platinum in the UK, with nearly 900,000 digital downloads and over 250,000albums sold to date. Passenger, who just wrapped a sold-out North American summer headline tour, returns to the UK in October for an already sold-out run of dates.
“Lily Kershaw has a knack for taking the simplest of ideas and making them seem ascendant." – Buzzbands.la
LA-based singer/songwriter Lily Kershaw has unveiled the official video for lead single “As It Seems” from her forthcoming debut album, Midnight In The Garden. Directed by Ben Fee (The Lumineers, Aesop Rock), the video recently premiered on influential LA music blog Buzzbands.la.
About the video, Fee says, “ When I first heard ‘As It Seems,’ I heard a song that transcended time and genres. It evoked some sort of journey in my mind…one of melancholy, hope, regret, loss and love. I didn’t feel like this story had a beginning or an end, and that is exactly where the video came from. A story that could be somebody looking into their own life, or others’ lives at different stages.”
With the release of Midnight In The Garden approaching (September 24), Lily is in the midst of an LA residency at Hotel Café with two more shows scheduled for Monday, September 16 and Monday, September 30. In October, she’ll join fellow Nettwerk label artist Radical Face on the west coast run of his headline tour, including stops in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and a sold-out show in LA at the Masonic Lodge (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) on Thursday, October 24.
Photo credit: Shelby English / Alexa Mosser; From left to right: Stu Larsen, Ed Sheeran, Passenger (Mike Rosenberg)
Passenger fans in Nashville got a big surprise this past Wednesday night when Ed Sheeran, who flew from LA to Nashville just to catch his friend's sold-out gig at the Mercy Lounge, joined him on stage for an impromptu performance. RollingStone.com reports, "During the encore the pair, with help from Passenger tour manager and show opener Stu Larson, performed their tender duet 'Hearts on Fire,' along with a spirited, coffeehouse-style cover of Blackstreet's Nineties R&B classic 'No Diggity' that included a crowd-pleasing snippet of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' hit 'Thrift Shop.'"
Critically acclaimed Swiss/German duo BOY will release an EP of acoustic versions of select tracks from their debut album Mutual Friends on September 10. The release was put together following their hugely successful sold-out stateside debut in March, where they toured as a stripped down trio with guitarist Deniz Erarslan. The Mutual Friends Acoustic EP features seven album tracks, including stand-outs like “Little Numbers,” “Oh Boy,” “July” and “Drive Darling,” as well as a newly recorded cover of Air’s “Playground Love,” which originally appeared on The Virgin Suicides soundtrack and premiered yesterday on NylonMag.com.
LISTEN TO TRACKS FROM THE MUTUAL FRIENDS ACOUSTIC EP HERE:
Once October hits, the duo will put all things acoustic behind them, and turn it up a notch when they return with their entire six-piece band to give North American audiences the full BOY experience. Their 19-city tour begins in Atlanta on October 1 and wraps in San Diego on October 27. Keep reading for dates...
Brooklyn's Savoir Adore will make their maiden voyage to South America for a few September tour dates in Colombia and Chile before heading back home to Brooklyn for their first headline show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 21. All tour dates are below, and check out their new video for "Regalia" above.
Wed, Sept 11 Bogota, Colombia @ La Puerta Grande
Thur, Sept 12 Medellin, Colombia @ Teatro Accion Impro
Sat, Sept 14 Santiago, Chile @ Onaciu
Sat, Sept 21 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tue, Sept 24 Washington, DC @ DC9
Wed, Sept 25 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Fri, Sept 27 Westport, CT @ Toquet Hall Teen Center
Sun, Sept 29 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
“A fantastically gritty rock duo.” – NPR “All Songs Considered”
“High-dudgeon garage from two pissed-off gals trying to hold onto a shred of their humanity in 21st America.” – Pop Matters
Today, The Pack A.D. and Nettwerk Records will release an EP titled Some SSSongs. The EP is a 5-song collection of tracks from previous albums (“Sirens,” “Haunt You,” “Positronic,” and “Deer”) and a new track (“Battering Ram”) from their upcoming 5th LP Do Not Engage, set for release January 28, 2014. More album details to follow in the coming weeks.
Partnering with CBC Music in Canada and Artist Direct in the US, The Pack A.D. share the official video for their first new single since last year’s Juno-nominated LP Unpersons – “Battering Ram.” Reuniting with director Lloyd Lee Choi (“Positronic” and “Sirens”), the video is a dark, gritty portrayal of the seedy (sometimes bloody) underworld, mixed in with stylistic slow motion throughout.
The Pack A.D. will be playing in New York City (Tuesday, September 10 at Pianos) before making their way to Los Angeles for a mini residency (Monday, October 7 at The Satellite and Monday, October 14 at Chris Douridas’ School Night at Bardot).
Nettwerk Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of Ben Cooper, aka Radical Face, to its worldwide label roster.
With the self-released LP The Family Tree: The Roots, Ben set out to do something non-traditional and progressively conceptual. In 2011, The Roots was the first installment of a three-part, stand-alone album series that chronicles a fictitious, and sometimes otherworldy, 19th century family.
Radical Face will release the second installment to the series, The Family Tree: The Branches on October 22 via Nettwerk Records. Following the first album, certain instrumentations and melodies that represent a “family member” will reappear in the second album as a continuation of a story or descendent. The Branches will also progress in production using instruments that would have been more readily available in the era of the story set from 1860-1910.
“I like storytelling, and wanted that to be the focus. I looked up genealogy charts and studied some American history for a frame of reference, then pulled from personal experiences and put it all together,” says Ben. Such concepts and stories come naturally to Ben, whom before turning to music wrote fiction. He switched to music after a hard drive crash where he lost his two nearly completed novels.
Watch Last Call With Carson Daly TV Interview & Performance Here:
"Ghost Beach manage to tap into urban synth-pop zeitgeist without sacrificing traditional musicality or authentic feeling." - American Songwriter
“Pop pioneers/tech wizards Ghost Beach are moonwalking their way into mainstream spotlight with a fusion of retro 80’s-inspired melodies with innovative experimental sounds.” - Vibe
Brooklyn-based duo Ghost Beach will join singer, producer and drummer Robert DeLong for the first half of his North American tour (starting September 3rd in Cleveland, OH), before finishing up several festival dates.
Enlisting the help of engineer Greg Calbi(Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bon Iver, MGMT, Tame Impala), Ghost Beach will release a remastered version of standout track, “Miracle” and “Been There Before” (available tomorrow, August 27th). Also part of the single release is the club version of “Miracle” remixed by London-based Nathan C, exclusively premiered with EarmilkHERE.