Helena Deland's two latest singles, 'There Are A Thousand' and 'Perfect Weather For A Crime' are poetic, catchy, and undeniably magnetic. Helena's voice runs shivers down spines and guides her self-described "sincere pop" to a completely irresistible state. Her songwriting sounds like a more melodically driven Courtney Barnett, equipped with clever word play and lush rock instrumentation. Check out Montreal's fresh faced rock starlet Helena Deland and her latest sonic offerings off her upcoming album, Altogether Unaccompanied.
Montreal's Helena Deland writes songs that are a testimony of a given time or place, converting her memories to something that sounds, in a word, unforgettable. A myriad of influences filter in and out of her writing, from '60's Parisian pop to indie folk to fuzz rock. She describes her songwriting as a collection of 'unsent letters,' perhaps fueling her self coined genre, 'sincere pop.' Helena captures the unapologetic aspects of womanhood the world needs today, highlighting powerful femininity in her vocals and refined writing in her unique lyrical choices. Helena will be touring the world over the next year, promoting the release of her upcoming LP, Altogether Unaccompanied.
Underoath with Special Guests Dance Gavin Dance, Crown The Empire, The Plot In You - Presented by Opus One & PromoWest North Shore
The day after the 2016 presidential election, singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane boarded a train at Penn Station and traveled 8,980 miles around the continental U.S. with no phone or internet access, talking to dozens of strangers in an attempt to better understand his country and fellow citizens. The resulting album, Book of Travelers, marks Gabrielâs debut for Nonesuch Records. By turns sprawling and intimate, this collection of songs is at once a prayer for empathy and reconciliation, as well as an unflinching examination of the complex and often troubled history of the United States.
Over the last decade, Kahane has quietly established himself as a songwriter all his own, grafting a deep interest in storytelling to a keen sense of harmony and rhythm. His major label debut, The Ambassador, a study of Los Angeles seen through the lens of ten street addresses, was hailed by Rolling Stone as âone of the yearâs very best albumsâ.
Gabriel has collaborated with a diverse array of artists, including Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird, Blake Mills, and Chris Thile, the front man of Punch Brothers, for whom Kahane opened forty concerts in the US in 2015 and 2016. As a composer, he has been commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, A Far Cry, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Oregon Symphony, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with whom he toured in the spring of 2013, performing Gabrielâs Guide to the 48 States, an hour-long cycle on texts from the WPA American Guide Series. Other orchestral highlights have included solo appearances with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and The Knights, with whom Gabriel recorded his orchestral song cycle Crane Palimpsest, following a performance at Tanglewoodâs Ozawa Hall.
An avid theater Artist, Kahane has appeared twice at the BAM Next Wave Festival, in 2014 with the critically-lauded staged version of The Ambassador, directed by Tony-winner John Tiffany; and returning in 2017 with 8980: Book of Travelers, directed by Daniel Fish. He is also the composer-lyricist of the musical February House, which premiered in 2012 at the Public Theater.
A graduate of Brown University and two-time MacDowell Colony fellow, Gabriel lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Cloud Nothings with Special Guests The Courtneys, Arsonist - Presented by Opus One & PromoWest North Shore
Danny Golden doesnât quite remember how he ended up in Austin, TX. There were a few years in Colorado playing bluegrass banjo, a stint in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA writing and forming his style, and couch surfing in Brooklyn while making his first album. Suddenly he found himself behind the wheel of his Nissan, halfway between New York and Texas, realizing he didnât know a soul there. He just had a feeling it was the place for his music.
Jump ahead two years and you find him playing the Austin circuit with an amazing backing band: Spencer Garland (Black Pumas, Matthew Logan Vasquez, PR Newman), Jeff Olson (White Denim, Balmorhea) and Brendan Bond (Glorietta, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Golden Dawn Arkestra). Insert lifelong best friend and collaborator Ben Brown on lead guitar and youâve got the band. Add Producer John Michael Landon, and help from a few friends including Mary Bryce (SMiiLE) and Evan Kaspar (Mother Falcon) and you have the full roster for Goldenâs 2018 album Old Love.
Danny is a singer/songwriter, a rock and roller and a lifelong searcher for truth and people to share it with. He says the artistâs job is to investigate the depths of our world and bring some meaning back to the surface. His music is an antidote to the status quo; the trendy internet fads we inhale like a fruity pebble flavored vape pen until the flavor runs out and we need a new fix. In a world of artists selling you their projected images of hip, Goldenâs music invites you to real connection on a human level.
Old Love is his exploration of relationships, of the situations we all find ourselves in when we let somebody into our life. Itâs an investigation of the ancient binding force that has both inspired and confused us since the world began. Itâs about clear cut signs and gray areas. Itâs about facing the daunting power of love and taking it head on. Itâs about the potential to be overwhelmed by that same love and walk away. Itâs about figuring out your path and interacting with the temptations and distractions that get more fun and better looking every day.
Oliver Kennan is a New York City-based indie-soul artist and bandleader. Oliver has become known in the NY music scene for his infectious energy onstage and hisremarkably tight 7-piece contemporary soul band. His influences range from Otis Redding to Arcade Fire, Betty Davis to Radiohead, and Wilson Pickett to Amy Winehouse. Oliver is a retro soul performer with one foot planted firmly in the 21st century, a celebration of the past and present. His forthcoming LP will be released via Hornblow Recordings in 2018.
Ferdinand the Bull:
Ferdinand the Bull is the project of Pennsylvania-based singer/songwriter Nick Snyder and multi-instrumentalist Bryce Rabideau. Since its inception in 2013, the band has grown from a passion project of Nickâs into a force to be reckoned with in the midwestern folk scene. Their energetic live shows, driven by bold vocal harmonies, intricate arrangements, and a bombastic rhythm section, have captivated audiences across the country.
In their forthcoming album Painting Over Pictures, a colorful instrumental backbone supports a raw, honest lyrical body. Nickâs earnest songwriting and Bryceâs eclectic arrangements make for a compelling combination. The duo draws inspiration from traditional folk and contemporary music alike, and the result is an emotional and infectious record that deepens in meaning and scope the more you listen to it. Boasting an expanded palette that includes a string quartet, a horn section, and a host of other musical textures, Painting Over Pictures is the bandâs most vivid and expansive album to date.
Ferdinand the Bull is a meditation on vulnerability and passion - the inescapable feeling of growing too big for your past and yearning to hold on to it anyway.
(Early Show) This Side of Eve - New Music Release with Special Guest Bill Adams
This Side of Eve consists of Alyssa and John Creasy and their many talented friends who have contributed to their music over the years. Currently TSE is working on several new projects with diverse musical influences and genres represented.
(Late Show) Beauty Slap with Special Guest DJ Saumera
This is a future-brass-thunder-funk machine. Four horns, computer, and keys.
The thunderously funky screams of a traditional brass quartet meet the heaviest grooves modern dance music has to offer.
The mission is to make you move.
Since forming in Pittsburgh, Beauty Slap has enjoyed national attention surrounding their debut project THUNDERFUNK MACHINE and northeastern tours. Armed with their powerfully groovy live show and impending album release, the group is poised for complete world domination.
(Early Show) Dan Petrich (Album Release Show for 'Of Devils, Gods, and Men') with Special Guests Jagtime Millionaire and Ben Minett
Thai Rivera will make you uncomfortable in the best way possible. His politically incorrect style of humor has taken the comedy world by storm.
Having moved from Arizona to LA Thai quickly became a fixture and force on the comedy scene. After becoming a favorite and regular at clubs such as the Hollywood Improv and World Famous Laugh Factory he started to travel across the country in the most unlikely of places, redneck bars.
He has performed with some of the biggest nameâs in the world of stand up, some of you may recognize him from the Jo Koy Comedy Tour, he has also been featured on Comedy Centralâs Live At Gotham and The Logo Networkâs One Night Stand up.
While Thai is very proud of who and what he is his disarming style and easy going delivery will put you at ease and there is no doubt that by the end of his set you will understand that Thai is comic who happens to be gay and not a gay comic, or as he would put it âa comic who happens to be a fag and not a fag comic.â
Thaiâs comedy has not only taken him across this country but as far away as Austraiia and Thule Greenland where he performed for our troops.
Every Time I Die - Celebrating 20 Years of Bullshit Tour with Special Guests Turnstile, Angel Du$t, Vein
Notorious road warriors, Every Time I Die are pleased to announce fall headline dates. Every Time I Die will be touring in celebration of their 20 years as a band and in continued support of their eighth full-length album, Low Teens. Baltimore hardcore punk band Turnstile, Angel Du$t, and Vein will join the band on the road.
âWe knew that the last headlining tour of our 20th year needed to be memorable and it had to be a lineup as broad-based as our two decades together. In each of these bands, you will find elements of the past, present and future of hardcore and Iâm certain there is something in this tour that EVERYONE can vibe with no matter your age or background. If not, you may need to reassess your vibe,â says frontman Keith Buckley of the tour
The Buffalo, New York band have been forging their own musical path for 20 years. Keith Buckley (vocals), Andy Williams (guitar), Jordan Buckley (guitar), Clayton Holyoak (drums) and Steve Micciche (bass) continued in doing so when they recorded Low Teens with producer/engineer Will Putney (Acacia Strain, Body Count, Exhumed). Low Teens is the bandâs most poignant and impassioned album in a career full of sardonic illuminations and pit-inciting fervor. Low Teens debuted at #1 Top Hard Music Chart, #1 LP Vinyl Albums, #2 Top Current Rock Album, #2 Top Independent Label Current Album, #7 Top Current Album, and #23 on Billboardâs Top 200 charts.
The Talbott Brothers with Special Guests Juvenile Characteristics and Jordan McLaughlin
The Talbott Brothers are a Portland based duo composed of brothers Nick and Tyler Talbott. Born and raised in Imperial, a small town in Southwestern Nebraska, they began writing and performing together in the summer of 2012 before relocating to Portland, OR. Forming an alternative blend of folk, rock and blues, The Talbott Brothers creatively combine blood harmonies with storytelling and infectious melodies.
In their latest full-length album, Gray, The Talbott Brothers illustrate the tension between conflicting relationships and the various trials of the human condition. Ear To The Ground Music describes it as, âEqual parts optimistic and captivating, inspiring and hopeful.â Following the albumâs release, The Talbott Brothers made their debut at KINK FMâs Skype Live Studio, embarked on a national headlining tour and shared the stage with artists such as Johnnyswim, ZZ Ward and Dead Horses.
In addition to having their music featured in national campaigns such as the Buckle and Tennessee Tourism, The Talbott Brothers are endorsed by Elixir Strings and have joined forces with Sennheiser for product showcase videos and annual performances at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. After playing more than 500 shows and independently releasing 3 albums, The Talbott Brothersâ deep-rooted passion and growing fanbase continue to drive them full steam ahead.
(Late Show) The Rainbow Ends - 'Live!' Album Recording with Special Guest Flux Capacitor
The Devil Wears Prada are pleased to announce a very special tour this fall. The band will embark on a trek to celebrate the upcoming tenth anniversary of their landmark third studio album With Roots Above and Branches Below. The band will play the album, which arrived on May 5, 2009 via Ferret Music, in its entirety. Joining The Devil Wears Prada on this run will be Fit For a King and '68
Joe Grushecky & The House Rockers (Entry includes copy of 'Down the Road A Piece' CD)
Joe Grusheckyâs music has stood the test of time. For 30 years publications such as Billboard, Rolling Stone, Village Voice, No Depression, and countless others have hailed him as one of rock & rollâs most talented singer-songwriters.
In 1979 Rolling Stone magazine crowned his bandâs, the Iron City Houserockers, first album Loveâs So Tough the âdebut record of the year.â Acclaimed rock writer Jimmy Guterman, named their second album, Have a Good Time (But Get Out Alive) as one of the 100 Best Rock & Roll Records of all time! Legendary guitarist and Rock Hall of Famer Steve Cropper produced Blood on the Bricks. Rock superstar and Hall of Famer, Bruce Springsteen, produced American Babylon in 1995 and continues to perform with the band and write with Joe including the Grammy winning Code of Silence.
Weâre Not Dead Yet, Live in Pittsburgh, Joeâs 14th LP, carries on his tradition of delivering honest and passionate music. This is what Blurt Magazine has to say about the bandâs live performances. âGrushecky and the Houserockers performed like they thought they were damn rock stars and, on that night, they were indeed the greatest rock 'n' roll outfit on the planetâ
In a world where truth is rare and nothing seems genuine anymore, some things remains constantâ¦there is still real music being made out there. And Joe Grushecky is still making it.
Old 97's Holiday Extravaganza featuring CASEYMAGIC (DIY Punk Rock Magician) & a special solo acoustic set by Rhett Miller - Presented by Opus One & 91.3 WYEP
Over the last decade, Connecticut native Stephen Kellogg has performed more than 1500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like "American Idol" winner Nick Fradiani and the platinum selling rock band O.A.R. Stephenâs most recent writing work with legendary guitarist Robert Randolph, has led to a 2017 Grammy nomination for "Best Contemporary Blues Record." He's also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released eight albums of his own that have yielded hundreds of thousands of ticket and album sales.
When it comes to performing, CBS radio has called him "the best live act you've never seen" and another writer for No Depression gives him the oddly flattering title "the best songwriter you're not listening to." Filmmaker Peter Harding was so moved by the underground nature of Stephen's story that he made a documentary called "Last Man Standing" which went on to become an Amazon exclusive film. In recent years heâs added speaking to his resume delivering a Tedx Talk on job satisfaction, the key note speech for the prestigious photography summit WRKSHP, and garnering an invitation to speak to the students at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO on the topics of social justice and 'finding your voice.'
While it's true that Kellogg may not currently be a household name to everyone, he has persisted in building a substantial career that has landed him onstage with some of the biggest and best touring bands in the world (Train, Sugarland, Jason Isbell, Sara Bareilles, and Hanson to name a few.) Kellogg's music has found its way onto the Billboard charts and been featured in numerous films and TV shows. His Americana-tinged, folk, pop, and rock stylings can make his sound hard to define, but to his core, this musician and father of four brings heart and incredible energy to everything he does.
Concert for the Tree of Life featuring Daya, Jorma Kaukonen, Low Cut Connie, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Sean Rowe with special guest Michael Glabicki and more. Proceeds to benefit The Jewish Federation of Pittsburghâs Victims of Terror Fund