CMJ 2014 is right around the corner and we now have the initial lineup of speakers for this year’s series of daytime conference events at NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center. The Daytime series will include conversations with Merge Records Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan, Zola Jesus, and Tom Scharpling. Click “continue reading” to learn more about CMJ 2014 speaker series and event entry.
Nina Persson, known as the front woman of worldwide sensation The Cardigans (“Lovefool”) and for her critically acclaimed side project A Camp, has announced she will hit the road this fall with her band in support of new solo album, Animal Heart. Click “continue reading” to see the current list of tour dates.
Singer-songwriter Tony Lucca has announced that his new, self-titled album will be released on January 27, 2015. The self-titled album, which was funded by fans via Kickstarter, will feature 12 new songs including “Imagination” and “Delilah.” Click “continue reading” to learn more about the album and see full list of Fall tour dates for Tony Lucca.
Renowned songwriter, guitarist, and producer Blake Mills’ highly anticipated second album, Heigh Ho, is now streaming in its entirety via Pitchfork Advance. The album, set for release on September 16th includes collaborations with Don Was, Jon Brion, Fiona Apple, and Mike Elizondo. Click “continue reading” to get your first listen to Heigh Ho, see official tracklist and full list of U.S. tour dates.
Ryan Adams new, self-titled record is officially in stores today. To celebrate, Adams enlisted some comedic and musician friends to help promote it through a series of spoof videos. Click “continue reading” to see Garry Shandling, Jeff Garlin, and Don Was have some fun with Ryan Adams to promote his new record.
The landmark PBS series Austin City Limits (ACL) has been running strong for four decades. On Friday, October 3rd, a two-hour primetime special honoring the program’s milestone 40th anniversary will air on PBS Arts Falls Festival.The star-studded lineup of performers include: Bonnie Raitt, Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, Jimmie Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, and The Foo Fighters to name a few. Click “continue reading” to see the full setlist of collaborations and duets.
Singer-songwriter and perennial road warrior Tony Lucca has announced his upcoming fall tour, “The Unforgettable Night,” via YouTube video. The tour kicks off at the end of October in Nashville and wraps in Akron on November 21st. More dates to be announced soon – so stay tuned. Click “continue reading” for full list of Tony Lucca Unforgettable Night tour dates and announcement video.
Singer-songwriter Katie Cole has teamed up with NoiseTrade to offer up a 3-track sampler for free download. The sampler includes two singles, “(We Started a) Fire” and “I Can’t Wait” from her most recent LP release, Lay It All Down, as well as the title track “Lost Inside a Moment” from her 2011 EP. Click “continue reading” to listen to Katie Cole’s sample and download for free.
Maroon 5 is set to release their new album, V, on September 2nd, but the band’s collaboration with Gwen Stefani, “My Heart is Open,” has just hit the internet. Click “continue reading” to hear frontman Adam Levine and Stefani croon their way into our hearts with the Sia penned piano ballad. Levine and Stefani will be judges on the 7th season of NBC’s singing competition The Voice, which premieres 9/22.
The initial lineup for CMJ 2014 has been released and it includes some heavy-hitters in the Cold War Kids, Gerard Way (formerly of My Chemical Romance), RAC, and The Kills. CMJ takes place in New York City on October 21st through October 25th and boasts a diverse lineup of buzzworthy new acts and emerging talent. Click “continue reading” to see the current list of artists.