In honor of their second annual On The Ocean weekend, renowned rock band Guster is partnering with Mast Landing Brewing Company to produce ‘On The Ocean’ Pale Ale. The beer will officially be launched at Guster’s concert at the State Theatre on Friday, August 3rd, and will be available at select bars and restaurants throughout the Portland area.
Renowned bluesman Cedric Burnside grandson of legendary R.L. Burnside is gearing up for the release of BENTON COUNTY RELIC, out September 14 on Single Lock Records. The first single is the gritty track "We Made It" a matter-of-fact recitation of his poverty-stricken childhood without running water, radio or TV (“I come from nothin’/I done been lower than low/I keep my head straight/No matter how low I go”).
The Rails' newest release Other People is out via Nashville's Thirty Tigers. Comprised of Kami Thompson (daughter of Linda and Richard Thompson) and James Walbourne (who has performed with the likes of the Pretenders and Ray Davies), The Rails' newest release is a record rooted in change: both musical and circumstantial. It would have been easy for The Rails to have picked up where they left off in the wake of their acclaimed 2014 album Fair Warning.
Prog rock pioneers YES have revealed more exciting plans for their official 50th Anniversary celebration #YES50 by announcing that former member Trevor Horn will sit in with the band during their special two-night stand at The Fillmore in Philadelphia July 20 and 21. In addition, Horn is set to participate in the YesFanFest - 50 True Summers U.S.
Indie-Rock Darling Courtney Barnett will be one of the Friday night headliners at the Pitchfork Music Festival on July 20th. The 30 year old Australian singer-songwriter quickly sold out last month's concert at the Chicago Cultural Center, so her fans who were disappointed because they were not able to attend that show will have the opportunity to see the singer live at Pitchfork. Barnett is touring behind her second full length solo album, Tell Me How You