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Marc Broussard Announces Fall Headline Tour – New Album ‘A Life Worth Living’ Available July 29th

Posted on July 21, 2014




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July 21, 2014 – Southern soul singer Marc Broussard has announced dates for his fall headline tour in support of his new album A Life Worth LivingThe 17+ city tour begins September 18th in Knoxville, TN at the Bijou Theater and runs through October 11th in Roseland, VA. Initial dates are listed below with more to be added soon. for the latest updates and current tour dates.

A Life Worth Living, Broussard’s sixth studio album, is a collection of ballads and soul-gut rockers that tell personal stories of his life experiences surrounding home, family, relationships and community.  From the charged metaphor of the opening track and lead single “Hurricane Heart,” to the closing existential lament “I’ll never Know,” Broussard gets really close to the bone on this record—so close, in fact, that there seems to be no distance between himself and these songs, each of them drawn from the very fabric of his life. That’s particularly true of the poignant title track about the passing of his grandmother. A Life Worth Living is available on July 29th.

Broussard was recently featured in a rousing performance on the NBC broadcast of the Miss USA Competition backed by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band Horns. View that performance here:

Following his fall headline tour Broussard will join the Southern Soul Assembly Tour. The praised artist-in-the-round performance series features Broussard, JJ Grey, Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson. The tour will hit the west coast beginning November 2014. Dates are listed below. For more information




September 18th                  Knoxville, TN                      Bijou Theatre
September 19th                  Raleigh, NC                        Lincoln Theatre
September 21st                  Columbia, NC                     Music Farm
September 23rd                  Wilmington, NC                  Brooklyn Arts Center
September 26                     Atlanta, GA                        Center Stage
September 27                     Birmingham, AL                 WorkPlay Theatre
September 28th                   Nashville, TN                     City Winery
September 30th                   Pittsburgh, PA                    Rex Theater
October 2nd                         Washington, DC                 The Hamilton
October 3rd                          Phoenixville, PA                  The Colonial Theatre
October 4th                          Albany, NY                         The Egg - Swyer Theatre
October 5th                          Gretna, LA                         Gretna Heritage Festival
October 8th                          New York, NY                     Highline Ballroom
October 9th                         Cambridge, MA                  Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant and Music Club
October 10th                       Chester, NY                         Sugar Loaf PAC
October 11th                       Roseland, VA                       The Festy Experience

November 11th                    Sandpoint, ID                      Panida Theater
November 12th                    Seattle, WA                         The Triple Door
November 13th                    Portland, OR                        Aladdin Theater
November 14th                    Eugene, OR                         McDonald Theatre
November 15th                    Reno, NV                             Cargo Reno
November 16th                    San Francisco, CA                The Fillmore
November 18th                    Los Angeles, CA                   Regent Theater
November 19th                    Flagstaff, AZ                        Orpheum Theater
November 20th                    Salt Lake City, UT                The State Room
November 21st                    Denver, CO                          Ogden Theatre
November 22nd                   Boulder, CO                          Boulder Theater



Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Releases New Single “Cecilia and the Satellite”

Posted on July 21, 2014

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Releases
New Single "Cecilia and the Satellite"

From His Upcoming Self-Titled Album
To Be Released This Fall On Vanguard Records

Currently On Tour with Matt Nathanson & Gavin DeGraw

Headline Dates Begin October 14th


July 21, 2014 - Andrew McMahon has been through a lot in his 32 years on earth: like all of us, he has lived joy, pain, accident, and illness; unlike most he's also dealt with the vagaries of the music business, the strains of tour; he has battled cancer and witnessed the birth of his first child. Life has changed and so has Andrew. If, as McMahon says, "music is a mirror to the adventure of living," each new chapter of life deserves its own title. As such, his music will go forward under the name Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.

As AMITW, he has shared his new single, "Cecilia and the Satellite." The track is from his forthcoming self-titled album, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness to be released this fall, marking his debut on Vanguard Records. "Cecilia" is a triumphal pop smash, its soaring chorus anchored by a bass line like the steady thump of a heartbeat. An ode to his new daughter, McMahon gently declares, "for all the things my hands have held the best by far is you."

Listen to "Cecilia and the Satellite" on SoundCloud.

Listen to "Cecilia and the Satellite" on YouTube.

McMahon says of the new name, "I suppose my wilderness is mostly an abstract one. Since putting Jack's Mannequin behind me, I have forced myself into strange spaces seeking new stimulus. New lights on the path to the high of a finished song. I've met amazing people in the process; people who have propped this mission up, adding a palate of sound and perspective. This new name carries with it the spirit of that collaboration."

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will be released this fall. McMahon describes the recording process as moving "from more than one Southern California garage, to a cabin set deep in Topanga Canyon, to a shoebox studio in the thick of the Hollywood tourist traps. The only constants have been my keyboard and a desire to make my best music."

McMahon is currently on tour, opening a string of dates for Matt Nathanson and Gavin Degraw across the US. He will also be headlining shows beginning October 14th. Tour dates are listed below with more to be announced at a later date. For updates and more information visit:


~ = w/ Wild Party
* = w/ Matt Nathanson and Gavin Degraw
% = w/ Matt Nathanson

07/21/14 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival*
07/23/14 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion*
07/24/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center*
07/25/14 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Theatre*
07/26/14 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom %
07/27/14 – Portsmouth, VA @ Ntelos Pavilion*
07/29/14 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Orlando*
07/30/14 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Love-Hollywood*
07/31/14 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre *
08/01/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Botanical Garden*
08/02/14 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues Myrtle Beach %
08/04/14 – Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre Charlotte*
08/05/14 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre*
08/06/14 – Glen Allen, VA @ Innsbrook After Hours*
08/08/14 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony~
08/09/14 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club~
08/10/14 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts*
08/12/14 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier 6*
08/13/14 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summer Stage*
08/15/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Man Center for Performing Arts*
08/16/14 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre*
08/17/14 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom*
08/18/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
08/20/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Hall of Homestead%
08/21/14 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland%
08/22/14 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall%
08/23/14 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*
08/24/14 – Hyannis, MA @ Cape Cod Melody Tent*
08/25/14 – Pomona, NY @ Provident Bank Park*
09/26/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Tempe Beach Park (Summer Ends Music Festival)

10/14/14 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/15/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
10/17/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
10/18/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
10/20/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre
10/21/14 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/22/14 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
10/23/14 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
10/25/14 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
10/26/14 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
10/28/14 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
10/29/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/31/14 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
11/05/14 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
11/22/14 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
11/24/14 – Austin, TX @ Emo's
11/25/14 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Upstairs
11/26/14 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
11/28/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live
11/29/14 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

Barenaked Ladies Premiere New Video “Did I Say That Out Loud” – U.S. Summer Tour Starts Today!

Posted on July 17, 2014





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July 17, 2014 - Barenaked Ladies, the award-winning platinum-selling pride of Canada and beyond, have unveiled a new video for "Did I Say That Out Loud" from the band's most recent album Grinning Streak. The video, produced by Rooster Teeth and featuring Gavin Free (“The SloMo Guys”) and Meg Turney (hose of “You Know”), is an eye-rolling extravaganza on the pitfalls and perils of modern social media.  It premiered today on Daily Dot but can now be seen on the band’s website

Barenaked Ladies recently released a digital deluxe bonus edition of Grinning Streak featuring previously unreleased recordings plus acoustic renditions of select album tracks. Grinning Streak is the band's twelfth album which debuted #10 on theBillboard Top 200 upon release. The Ladies head back to the States on their cross-country summer tour starting today in Stamford, CT at the Alive @ Five Concert Series and wrapping up on September 14th. Special VIP tour packages are available and full list of tour dates below.  For tour updates and more information visit

2014 U.S. Summer Tour 
2014-07-17     Stamford, CT – Alive @ Five Concert Series
2014-07-18     Newport, RI  - Newport Sunset Music Series
2014-07-19     Lowell, MA - Lowell Summer Music Series
2014-07-20     Webster, MA - Indian Ranch
2014-07-22     Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts
2014-07-23     Selbyville, DE – The Freeman Stage at Bayside
2014-07-25     Harris, MI – Island Resort & Casino
2014-07-26     Harris, MI – Island Resort & Casino
2014-07-27     Grand Rapids, MI – Meijer Gardens
2014-07-29     Sioux Falls, SD - The District
2014-07-30     Saskatoon, SK – Delta Bessborough Gardens
2014-08-01     Littleton, CO - Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
2014-08-02     Ignacio, CO - Sky Ute Casino Resort
2014-08-04     Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fair
2014-08-06     Wichita, KS – Orpheum
2014-08-07     Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre
2014-08-08     Tulsa, OK - River Spirit Casino
2014-08-11     Indianapolis, IN – Indianapolis State Fair
2014-08-21     Syracuse, NY – New York State Fair
2014-09-04     Snoqualmie, WA – Snoqualmie Casino
2014-09-05     Kelowna, BC – CedarCreek Estate Winery
2014-09-06     Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl
2014-09-13     Atlantic City, NJ – Revel Ovation Hall
2014-09-14     Lebanon, NH – Lebanon Opera House

The BARENAKED LADIES (guitarist/vocalist Ed Robertson, bassist/vocalist Jim Creeggan, keyboardist/vocalist Kevin Hearn and drummer/vocalist Tyler Stewart) have sold over 14 million albums worldwide and have won eight Juno awards and earned multiple Grammy nominations.  Known for such hits as “One Week,” “Pinch Me, “Brian Wilson,” “If I Had $1,000,000” and many more, the band also penned the theme song for the hit CBS series, “The Big Bang Theory” and last year The Barenaked Ladies and astronaut Chris Hadfield collaborated for the first space-to-earth musical performance, debuting an original song "Is Somebody Singing."  The Barenaked Ladies live shows have become legendary with their hilarious on-stage banter and impromptu raps.

Bruce Hornsby Solo Concerts – New Live 2 CD Set Available on August 25th

Posted on July 14, 2014

Bruce Hornsby Solo Concerts
Captures Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter Alone on Piano, Available on Vanguard Records August 25th

Live two-CD set fuses his classical, jazz and pop influences, including hits
“Mandolin Rain,” “The Valley Road” and Three New Songs


July 14, 2014 – Virginia-born pianist, composer and singer-songwriter Bruce Hornsby has long been fascinated with old-time American roots forms – hymns, blues, country, bluegrass, old folk, shaped-note religious songs and the like. His  Vanguard Records two-disc set, Bruce Hornsby – Solo Concerts, - his first for the label will be available August 25th and allows him to explore that fusion of styles, along with classical music, jazz and pop.  The album’s 21 tracks are culled from solo concerts performed by Hornsby in the U.S. over 2012 and 2013, bringing together disparate “information” from musical languages often thought to be opposed: Americana roots music, folk-pop, film scores and modern classical, what Hornsby calls an “unholy alliance.”

Solo Concerts offers an opportunity for Hornsby to show off his chops on piano in a variety of settings. There are solo renditions of his radio hits, songs like “Mandolin Rain” and “The Valley Road” as well as forays into the kind of old-timey music he performed at the start of his career – playing accordion in a band that featured fiddles, banjos and dulcimers. Hornsby also explores modern classical music with the dissonance and expressive chromatics of 20th century 12-tone experimental composers like Austrians Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern, as well as American modernists like Elliot Carter, the Hungarian György Ligeti or the French mystic Olivier Messiaen.

Hornsby champions on this set what he calls “two-handed independence,” a phrase to describe a piano performance where one hand doesn’t just accompany a melody played by the other, but rather, as in boogie-woogie, simultaneously achieves a parallel compositional and musical life and vitality of its own.

The album starts with “Song E (Hymn in E-Flat),” from a Spike Lee score Hornsby composed several years ago, then segues into “Preacher in the Ring,” a boogie tune, “an old pattern I was shown by a longtime cohort, so I wrote the song based on that pattern, which illustrates that two-handed independence.”

“I think I’ve found a middle ground,” Hornsby says, “where you’re reaching and broadening your language but still connecting with someone perhaps used to hearing — for an entire lifetime — only those seven white notes and those simple chords.”


Bruce Hornsby Solo Concerts represents an emotional musical merger of American history and European daring, in which the various elements of his songwriting and instrumental styles align in highly personal ways.

Bruce Hornsby will embark on a 16 city tour with Pat Metheny which begins July 16th and runs through August 8th.  On July 25th, He will be performing with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder at the RockyGrass Festival in Lyons, Colorado followed by a solo tour in support of Solo Concerts.  Tour dates listed below with more to be added soon. For updates visit:

2014 Tour dates:

*with Pat Metheny Unity Group

** Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder

***solo performances


July 16                        Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery*

July 17                        Santa Rosa, CA – Wells Fargo Center for the Arts*

July 18                        Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater*

July 19                        Temecula, CA – Thornton Winery*

July 21                        Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden*

July 22                        Eagle, ID – Eagle Park Pavilion*

July 24                        Jackson, WY – Center for the Arts*

July 25                        Lyons, CO – RockyGrass Festival**

July 26                        Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC*

July 29                        Milwaukee, WI – Potawatomi Casino*

July 30                        Grand Rapids, MI – Meijer Gardens*

August 1                     Chautauqua, NY – Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater*

August 2                     Katonah, NY – Caramor Center for Music and the Arts*

August 3                     Nantucket, MA – Nantucket Music Festival***

August 6                     Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap*

August 7                     Kennett Square, PA – Longwood Gardens*

August 8                     Newark, NJ – NJPAC – Prudential Hall*

August 13                  Steamboat Springs, CO – Strings Music Pavilion***

September 20                       Spartanburg, SC - Zimmerli Amphitheatre At Barnet Park***

September 23                       Lebanon, NH – Lebanon Opera House***

September 24                       Boston, MA – The Wilbur Theatre***

September 26                       New York, NY – Rose Theater***

September 27           Princeton, NJ - McCarter Theatre Center***




O.A.R.’s “Peace” – #1 iTunes Rock Song National Summer Tour Continues Through July 26th

Posted on July 10, 2014


7-10         Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion w/ Phillip Phillips

7-11         Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater w/ Phillip Phillips

7-12         Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center w/ Phillip Phillips

7-13         Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater w/ Phillip Phillips

7-16         Charlotte, NC – Uptown Amphitheatre at the NC Music Factory w/ Phillip Phillips

7-18         Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing w/ Phillip Phillips

7-19         Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ Phillip Phillips

7-20         Portsmouth, VA – nTelos Wireless Pavilion w/ Phillip Phillips

7-24         Glen Allen, VA – Innsbrook After Hours w/ Phillip Phillips

7-25         Charleston, SC – Family Circle Magazine Stadium w/ Phillip Phillips

7-26         Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre w/ Phillip Phillips

8-29         Turin, NY – Snow Ridge Ski Resort MOE Down

9-26         Tempe, AZ – Summer Ends Music Festival

Larry Campbell talks about The Levon Helm Band’s Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3 – out today!

Posted on July 1, 2014


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July 1st, 2014 - The release of The Levon Helm Band – The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3 on Vanguard/Levon Helm Studios represents the last musical project with which the late drummer of The Band was involved. Helm personally hand-picked the album’s 13 songs from a five-year period of live Midnight Ramble recordings, 2006-2010 at the Barn, with his longtime band member and musical director, multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell. The album features performances from the Levon Helm Band with special guests including the Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson, Jimmy Vivino, Elvis Costello and New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint, capturing the homespun spirit of those gatherings, a worthy posthumous tribute to Helm’s indomitable spirit and peerless musical abilities. Aside from listening to hours of tapes to come up with the final song selection, Helm also designed the cover art for the album.

Campbell explains that, after the Electric Dirt record, he and Levon began formulating what a third album might encompass. “He wanted it to be more representative of what this band was like at a live show, featuring all of the players,” says Campbell. “Levon was having health problems, so our plan was to go through the archives and pull out tunes that best showed what our lifestyle was like.  That was his real, main motive, to showcase the band as best we could. And then he chose the tunes that he liked playing, and we edited it down to fit on a single CD. “There were probably 20 songs that he initially wanted us to include, but these were the ones we all finally decided were best.”

Below is an excerpt from Campbell’s backstory of these performances:

“The Same Thing” (recorded Feb. 14, 2009, Levon Helm, vocals): We’d been doing that song for a while and it turned out to be a great show opener. When Levon’s singing was on, it was just magical. Jimmy Vivino is playing slide guitar on this, and Mike Merritt was on bass that night. The song always just set a great mood to start the evening, so we figured we’d start the record with it.

“Ain’t That Good News” (August 28, 2010, Amy Helm, vocals): We had been doing this one for a long time, and Amy still does it with her band. She brought the tune to us when we were sitting back in the living room one night. It’s a Sam Cooke tune. We just went out and performed it one night without really working on an arrangement and it just evolved. The first time, we did it without the horns, then after a few shows, the horns started chiming in, and Levon’s drum groove on that is mind-blowing. He just makes it sound so good.

“Turn Around” (May 9, 2009, Teresa Williams, vocals): This is a Carl Perkins tune, one of the first songs he ever wrote and recorded. I loved it and, when I was out with Bob Dylan, I was invited to a release party and heard this tune. One night after a ramble, Brendan was playing some MP3s and this song came on. I said, “I’d love to hear Teresa sing this,” so I brought it to her and she just hit it out of the park, really killed it. Levon just loved hearing her sing country songs like this one.

 “Shake Your Money Maker” (August 23, 2008, Chris Robinson, vocals): Chris is always a firecracker up there, but the Crowes had just recorded their Cabin Fever album at the Barn around this time. I think this might’ve been the week before or after and Chris was still around. We wanted to get him up to sing a song, and Levon was all for it. He loved the way Chris did it. That show as a lot of fun.


Posted on June 30, 2014


Jerry Lee Lewis To Release New Album ‘Rock & Roll Time’ October 28th!

Posted on June 30, 2014


“That is the thrill of his music – it has been a high-wire act from the start. But it has also been art of the highest order, art which has refused to accept definition or limitation, art of the greatest daring and profundity which at the same time never fails to delight.  “There’s not one-millionth of an inch difference,” Sam Phillips said, “Between the way Jerry Lee Lewis thinks about his music and the way Bach or Beethoven felt about theirs.” 

- From the liner notes of Rock & Roll Time written by Peter Guralnick

One of the greatest rock and rollers of all time, the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis will be releasing his new album Rock & Roll Time on October 28th onVanguard Records – his first for the label. Rock & Roll Time features a star–studded line up of guests including Keith Richards, Robbie Robertson, Ron Wood, Neil Young, Shelby Lynne, Nils Lofgren, Daniel Lanois and more. The first single & title track premiered on


‘Rock & Roll Time’ was originally co-written and recorded by Kris Kristofferson in 1974. Lewis’ rendition features guitarist Doyle Bramhall II and Jon Brion. Recorded at the House of Blues Studio in Memphis, this 11 song collection pulls from the vaults of Chuck Berry (Little Queenie), Bob Dylan (Stepchild), Johnny Cash (Folsom Prison Blues), and Jimmy Reed (Bright Lights, Big City). Full tracklisting below.

On October 28th, a new biography Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story (Harper) by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Rick Bragg, will be released.  Interviewing the American Icon over the course of two summers, Bragg for the first time shares Lewis’s often outrageous story as no one else ever could—straight from the legend’s mouth.

Currently, Jerry Lee Lewis has two upcoming concert dates scheduled: July 5th he will be performing at Harrah’s Resort in Valley Center, CA and on October 30th, at B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill in New York City. More dates to be announced shortly.  For tour updates and information visit

Rock & Roll Time Tracklisting:

1. ROCK & ROLL TIME (with Doyle Bramhall II and Jon Brion)
2. LITTLE QUEENIE (with Keith Richards and Ron Wood)
3. STEPCHILD (with Daniel Lanois and Doyle Bramhall II)
4. SICK AND TIRED (with Jon Brion)
5. BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY (with Neil Young and Ivan Neville)
6. FOLSOM PRISON BLUES (with Robbie Robertson and Nils Lofgren)
7. KEEP ME IN MIND (with Jon Brion)
8. MISSISSIPPI KID (with Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall II)
9. BLUES LIKE MIDNIGHT (with Robbie Robertson)
11. PROMISED LAND (with Doyle Bramhall II)


Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes “Jenny” Video Premiere on Yahoo! New EP ‘Love Cliques’ out on August 5th

Posted on June 23, 2014





 Currently on U.S. Summer Tour through October 1st


June 23, 2014 - Australian sensations CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTEShave just premiered their new video “Jenny” on  “Jenny” is the new single from the band’s upcoming EP LOVE CLIQUES to be released on August 5th.  The four track EP will be available digitally, and a limited edition 10" vinyl version will be available at retail locations exclusively via AEC (Alliance Entertainment Corporation).

LOVE CLIQUES is in follow up to the band’s highly acclaimed U.S. Vanguard debut album BABY CAUGHT THE BUS which featured the internationally successful single “Love Letter.”

Praised by NPR who described their sound as “Rich In harmony…. a little bit of soul fused with blues, doo-wop, jazz and R&B,” Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes returned to the U.S. this past weekend kicking off their national cross country tour on Saturday, June 21st headlining at the Summer Fest in Ann Arbor, MI. On June 28th the nine piece Australian band will bring their unique indie soul to the Vino Fest in Washington, DC; On June 29th they’ll perform on The Jewel for aRocks Off Boat Cruise and on July 17, 18 & 19th, the band returns for their third residency at The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas. Following their U.S. tour which wraps at The Troubadour in Los Angeles on October 1st, the band will remain in the States to begin recording their follow-up album, due for release in 2015 on Vanguard Records.




“Melbourne’s Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes is the best stuff to come along in decades. The dancing part of the Bangin’ Rackettes, who also sing, rivals the Raelettes or Ikettes. Baby Caught The Bus is a treasure trove for R&B lovers, a ‘60s time capsule, a show and dance ensemble concept that’s been away far too long. Import this one to your collection immediately for maximum satisfaction.”
--Grant Britt, NO DEPRESSION

“… a potent swinging/snarling/gut-wrenchingly heartbroken/euphorically party-anthemic elixir they effortlessly pour down our thirsty throats.”
--Hilary Hughes, VILLAGE VOICE

“The great long-lost collaboration between David Lynch and John Waters.” 

"In an era of Auto-Tune & prepackaged pop stars, Australian band Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes is a refreshing dose of real, raw talent, plus showmanship skills to boot."

NPR “Weekend Edition” feature:


2014-06-25     Columbus OH - The Basement
2014-06-26     Pittsburgh, PA – The Club @ Stage AE
2014-06-27     Bordentown, NJ – The Record Collector
2014-06-28     Washington, DC – Vino Fest
2014-06-29     New York, NY – Jewel Boat Cruise
2014-07-17     Las Vegas, NV – Cosmopolitan
2014-07-18     Las Vegas, NV – Cosmopolitan
2014-07-19     Las Vegas, NV – Cosmopolitan
2014-07-22     Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
2014-07-24     Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
2014-07-25     Austin, TX – The Belmont
2014-07-26     Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s Café & Bar
2014-07-27     Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
2014-07-29     Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
2014-07-31     New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
2014-08-01     Shreveport, LA – Strange Brew
2014-08-02     Monroe, LA – Live Oaks
2014-08-04     Jackson, MS – Duling Hall
2014-08-05     Atlanta, GA – The Earl
2014-08-07     Miami, FL – Bardot
2014-08-08     Orlando, FL – Bombshell’s Tavern
2014-08-11     Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Café & Music Hall
2014-08-13     Boston, MA – The Sinclair
2014-08-14     Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
2014-08-16     Toronto, ON, Canada – Horseshoe Tavern
2014-08-17     Rochester, NY – California Brew Haus
2014-08-20     Hamden, CT – The Space
2014-08-22     New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
2014-08-28     Providence, RI – Fete Lounge
2014-08-29     Northampton, MA – Iron Horse
2014-09-01     Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo
2014-09-06     St. Louis, MO – Firebird
2014-09-07     Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
2014-09-08     The Blue Note – Columbia MO
2014-09-09     Vanguard Music Hall – Tulsa OK
2014-09-11     Oklahoma City, OK – ACM @ UCO Theatre
2014-09-13     Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
2014-09-14     Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
2014-09-16     Doug Fir Lounge – Portland OR
2014-09-18     San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
2014-09-20     Reno, NV – Cargo
2014-09-25     San Diego, CA – Casbah
2014-10-01     Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

Formed in 2009 over a mutual love of rhythm n’ blues records and rock n’ roll, singer-songwriter Clairy Browne and her harmonizing girl group the Bangin’ Rackettesbegan rehearsing in an abandoned coffin factory called “The Pound”. Together the nine-piece band has come a long way thrilling both festival and club crowds alike with their fresh take on old-school soul, rhythm & blues, jazz and doo-wop, playing a large part in their broad multi-generational appeal. Breakout stars in their native Australia, the group is ready to take the U.S. by storm. Released in the U.S. on Vanguard Records, their debut album “Baby Caught The Bus” debuted at #5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, #1 on the iTunes R&B Albums Chart#15 on the iTunes Albums Chart, #2 on Amazon “Movers & Shakers” and #7 on the Amazon Albums Chart. In its first week at radio, their single “Love Letter” was the #1 Most Added atTriple A Radio.

Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes are: Clairy Browne (vocals), Camilla McQueen (vocals), Loretta Miller (vocals), Ruby Jones (vocals), Jules Pascoe (bass guitar), Gabriel Strangio (Piano), Peter Bee (guitar), Darcy McNulty (baritone sax) and Nick Martyn (drums).


Posted on June 19, 2014








LOS ANGELES, CA, June 19, 2014 - The Rockville LP, O.A.R.’s eighth studio album makes its debut at #13 on the Billboard Top 200.  The album also makes a solid impact coming in at #1 on the Independent Albums chart, #6 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart and #7 on the Current Digital Albums chart. Upon its release on June 10th, The Rockville LP hit the top spot on the iTunes Rock Albums chart and #3 on iTunes Overall Albums chart. O.A.R. has been riding high propelled by the success of their hit single, “Peace,” which hit #1 this week on the iTunes Rock Singles chart coupled with television performances on The Today Show, Conan, VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live and a national tour.

O.A.R. is currently in the midst of a 24-city co-headlining tour with Phillip Phillips, which kicked off in St. Louis on June 12 and wraps up in Atlanta on July 26. Cleveland’s Plain Dealer newspaper called O.A.R. “visionary,” in a recent feature in advance of their show this Friday at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.

For every ticket sold on the tour, O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips are donating $1 to Habitat for Humanity. The tour will also host online auctions for a VIP experience in each city, including two premium tickets and an opportunity to meet with the artists. Proceeds from the auctions will go to directly local Habitat affiliates.

Watch O.A.R. & P.S. 22 Chorus performance of “Peace” here: PS 22 PERFORMANCE

Since their formation in 1996, O.A.R. (singer Marc Roberge, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, bassist Benj Gershman and saxophonist Jerry DePizzo) has logged millions of miles on the road and released eight studio albums, spawning such hit singles as “Shattered” “Heaven” and “Love and Memories” in addition to their current hit, “Peace.”  The band is renowned for their incredible live shows and sell-out performances at massive venues such as Red Rocks and Madison Square Garden.


DATE                           CITY                            VENUE

6/18/14 Wed Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
6/20/14 Fri Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
6/21/14 Sat Chicago, IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
6/22/14 Sun Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
6/27/14 Fri Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Ins. Lawn at White River (O.A.R. only)
6/28/14 Sat Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
6/29/14 Sun Milwaukee, WI Summerfest (O.A.R. only)
7/2/14 Wed Lewiston, NY Art Park
7/5/14 Sat Gilford, NH Meadowbrook
7/6/14 Sun Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino
7/10/14 Thu Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
7/11/14 Fri Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/12/14 Sat Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/13/14 Sun Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
7/16/14 Wed Charlotte, NC Uptown Amphitheatre at the NC Music Factory
7/18/14 Fri Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
7/19/14 Sat Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/20/14 Sun Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
7/24/14 Thu Glen Allen, VA Innsbrook After Hours
7/25/14 Fri Charleston, SC Family Circle Magazine Stadium
7/26/14 Sat Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre