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Denver Comes Alive – New Band

Denver Comes Alive will return to Mission Ballroom for its second annual event. Produced by Live For Live Music in partnership with AEG, Denver Comes Alive promises a full day of live sets and unique projects featuring an array of live music greats.

A limited number of $29.50 early bird tickets will be available via pre-sale starting Thursday, October 7 at 10 AM MT (code:liveforlivemusic). General on sale begins Friday, October 8 at 10 AM MT. Fans can elevate their Denver Comes Alive experience with a VIP package that includes exclusive access to a private lounge with a bar and food provided by Lou’s Italian Specialties in the West Balcony, as well as a private viewing area with seats.

Inspired by the vibrant live music culture of New Orleans, LA and its famed Jazz & Heritage Festival, Denver Comes Alive will offer up a mix of never-before-seen collaborations and nationally touring bands. In true Comes Alive fashion, the 2021 event will feature the world premiere of a new band, Ramble On Revival. The all-star ensemble features Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company) Steve Kimock (Phil Lesh & Friends), Eric Krasno (Soulive), Holly Bowling (Ghost Light), Jeff Sipe (Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit), Skerik, and Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), who will pull from their interconnected musical lineages to deliver a performance steeped in the spirit of the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, and more.

In addition to the debut of Ramble On Revival, the thoughtfully curated 2021 Denver Comes Alive lineup will feature Grammy-nominated New Orleans soul/funk/jazz/hip-hop/spoken word outfit Tank and the Bangas, beloved instrumental dance band Circles Around The Sun, former Prince and Michael Jackson collaborator Judith Hill, and more. The one-day event, hosted by SiriusXM’s Ari Fink, will also feature DJLogic performing between sets and a live painting exhibition/pop-up gallery by beloved New Orleans artist Frenchy.

“The last Denver Comes Alive took place a month before the pandemic hit and is my last memory of being at a sold-out, indoor show, dancing until my feet hurt without a care in the world,” says Kunj Shah, founder of Live For Live Music. “Over the course of the next year, we put on four virtual Comes Alive events and raised over $500,000 for charity, but we’ve been itching to get back to the live setting.”

Shah adds, This time around, we’re going to incorporate a bunch of incredible nonprofit organizations, various members of the Denver and New Orleans communities, and a truly diverse group of musicians to really make this event come alive.

Denver Comes Alive will donate a portion of proceeds to New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC), which provides comprehensive medical care and social services to local musicians, performing artists, cultural workers, and tradition bearers. In the wake of the devastating Hurricane Ida, the organization is actively working to provide immediate relief for its most vulnerable patients and clients.

In addition to NOMC, Live For Live Music and Denver Comes Alive are proud to partner with Conscious Alliance, a network of creatives using their time and talents to feed millions of hungry families across the US. In addition to a Conscious Alliance food drive at the event, all proceeds from sales of a unique Art That Feeds’ Denver Comes Alive 2021 poster will go toward sending a semi-truck filled with food to New Orleans to directly aid families struggling in Ida’s aftermath.

HeadCount and GrooveSafe will also have a presence on-site. HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy. GrooveSafe aims to cultivate consent culture and create a no-tolerance environment for sexual misconduct.

Prepare for this year’s Denver Comes Alive by reliving 2020’s highlights here.

Get tickets for Denver Comes Alive 2021 starting this Friday here and find more information on the lineup below.

Ramble On Revival:

Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company, Ramble On Revival)

Steve Kimock (Phil Lesh & Friends)

Eric Krasno (Soulive)

Holly Bowling (Ghost Light)

Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit)

Jen Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band)

Plus performances by:

Tank and the Bangas

Circles Around the Sun

Judith Hill

+ DJ Logic Spinning Between Sets

Hosted by Ari Fink (SiriusXM)

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The FunkLabb × Myah Marie

Brooklyn-based producers/songwriters The FunkLabb Ed Lawson and Wes Davis have teamed up once again with singer, songwriter, and background vocalist Myah Marie for their newest single, Late To The Party, which highlights Myahs silky vocals over a driving pop beat of soaring strings and synths. With its clever play on words, the song lyrically speaks to being the last to know the truth about someone and the realization that you ultimately deserve better. We wanted to hit a little different this time with Late To The Party. It’s a ballad style melody but still a funky, danceable track, shared by The FunkLabb. It’s our third single with Myah and we are just getting started!

Late To The Party was the first collaboration I did with The FunkLabb! Immediately I was like oh, these guys are dope, adds Myah who is a lyricist and background vocalist behind songs from many top artists such as Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, and Avicii, among others. She continues, It’s about how sometimes we don’t know someone sucks until we know and we feel completely late to the party, like showing up to a party everyone else was invited to but you. But you know what? Still eat the cake.

Late To The Party follows The FunkLabbs previously released singles with Myah Marie, Mama Said No and Pretty Please ft. Ruba, Young Dinero Banks, and Sarina The Violin Diva, which were accompanied by a pair of intergalactic music videos following Myah flirting with danger before being abducted by aliens and plotting her means for escape.

Funk suggests more than a sound. It implies a whole lot of attitude, slick swagger, and serious soul and you feel it just as much as you hear it. The FunkLabb cooks up music in this spirit as they uncork a timeless groove ignited by fresh fire. Since meeting nearly three decades ago crafting music behind the scenes for everyone from legends such as The Notorious B.I.G. and Will Smith to R&B favorites Sharissa and Allure, The FunkLabb now step into the spotlight. Feeling like something was missing from music, The FunkLabb collectively incorporate elements from their past catalog and eclectic taste as they aim to bring back the excellence and musicality needed to remind listeners of how a song makes you feel while evolving their collaboration into an artist development hub with various artists leaning on their expertise, wisdom, guidance, and studio prowess. Ultimately, The FunkLabb represents the culmination of a lifetime dedicated to music and a bold new chapter.

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MAGGIE ROSE AT THE ECHO

Nashville-based rock and soul singer-songwriter; Maggie Rose released her highly anticipated album Have A Seat, on August 20 via Starstruck Records;The album was recorded live at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL, and was produced by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes).

In support of the release, Rose will bring her rousing live show to The Echo for an unforgettable evening.

Like any great soul singer, Rose beautifully captures the tensions of the current moment, gently presenting her pensive social commentary while providing a much-needed reprieve from the everyday chaos. These songs were written during a contentious time, and there are undertones to the lyrics that are influenced by the state of our world politics and the politics of the music industry; she says. Have a Seat;is responsible, placing an emphasis on inclusivity like, Here, sit down. Let’s try talking to each other. One of the most loving things we can do is listen and make others feel heard and give people the space to speak their minds and be themselves. However, there’s also an intended meaning to the title that points to the power in occupying the seat that’s designated to you: I am claiming a seat I believe is rightfully mine, and I want others to do the same.

 

About Maggie Rose:

Maggie Rose is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter who has dreamed up her own unbridled collision of rock n roll, soul, folk, funk, and R&B. She is about to release her third studio album;Have a Seat ;Produced by Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes ;Have a Seat”came to life at the iconic FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. In a series of pre-pandemic sessions, Rose recorded live with a lineup of heavy-hitters that includes bassist David Hood of the Swampers (the group of session musicians who played on records from legends like Aretha Franklin and Etta James) and guitarist Will McFarlane (Bonnie Raitt, Levon Helm), along with her longtime bandmates/collaborators Larry Florman (background vocals/percussion), Alex Haddad (guitars), and Sarah Tomek (drums) of Them Vibes. Also featuring an esteemed string section and swampy horn ensemble in a way that’s never been so integral to Rose’s sonic aesthetic ;Have a Seat;continues the free-flowing musical exploration she first began on her powerhouse 2018 album;Change the Whole Thing. Centered on the stunning vocal command she’s revealed in taking the stage at The Grand Ole Opry over 80 times;Have a Seat ;finds Rose approaching her music with more confidence and clarity of vision than ever, ultimately sharing a selection of songs both timeless and urgent. In 2019, Rose toured with Heart, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Kelly Clarkson. She also shared the Cayamo Cruise bill with Emmylou Harris and Jason Isbell.

 

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VanJess × Lucky Daye – Slow Down

Nigerian-American sister duo VanJess release a slinky new rendition of their song “Slow Down” featuring Keep Cool/RCA Records labelmate and fellow R&B heavyweight Lucky Daye. An undeniable standout in what Rolling Stone calls one of the best projects of 2021 (‘Homegrown’ EP), the Top 15 R&B radio single that has amassed nearly ten million global streams exemplifies their glimmering, nostalgic sound.

Listen to “Slow Down” Ft. Lucky Daye here.

On “Slow Down,” VanJess’ on-point harmonies are accentuated by a brassy saxophone line and romantic production from Snakehips & Jonah Christian. In May they made their national television debut on the Tamron Hall Show performing the “sultry ballad” (NPR Music).

Watch the performance here.

‘Homegrown’ – the short yet expansive project – was released February 5th via Keep Cool/RCA Records and is the follow up to their debut album, ‘Silk Canvas,’ which caught the attention of critical gatekeepers for its unique soul/funk integration and careful collaborations.

The project hosts a robust group of collaborators, including KAYTRANADA, Devin Morrison and Jimi Tents. VanJess takes the listener through an alluring sonic journey that weaves through groovy, high energy beats and slowed down, sensual harmonies. From start to finish, the nine-song collection is a showcase of VanJess’ elevated vocal and visual stylings – a testament to the incredible heights they’ve reached since their debut album in 2018.

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About Vanjess

Growing up between Nigeria, and California, VanJess have brought an entirely new take to contemporary R&B, one that pays tribute to 90’s greats like TLC, SWV, and Aaliyah, while instinctually inciting an inimitable style. The sisters cut their teeth online with a string of viral covers, bursting onto the scene with their self-released debut album, a definitive R&B statement, and a smooth, seductive record that took the R&B world by storm.

VanJess have previously worked with KAYTRANADA, Ari Lennox, and Xavier Omgr, to name a few, and recently collaborated with some of their most acclaimed peers on songs including “Stickin’” (Sinead Harnett and Masego, who appeared on VanJess 201 – debut LP), “Say Yes” (TOKiMONSTA), “I Had A Love Song” (Ant Saunders), and “Floating” (Mannywellz).

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It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC

IN COMMEMORATION OF HIP HOP’S 48TH ANNIVERSARY THE UNIVERSAL HIP HOP MUSEUM & THE CITY OF NEW YORK PRESENTS IT’S TIME FOR HIP HOP IN NYC, A FREE CONCERT SERIES DURING NYC HOMECOMING WEEK, AUGUST 14-22

HEADLINERS INCLUDE KRS-ONE, REMY MA, TOO $HORT, SLICK RICK, BIG DADDY KANE, DESIIGNER, AND MORE! GEORGE CLINTON & THE P FUNK ALL-STARS & SPECIAL GUESTS TO CLOSE THE WEEKLONG CONCERT SERIES

Free tickets now available HERE for the It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC concert series produced by New York City, the Universal Hip Hop Museum, and IDEKO

The Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) and the City of New York proudly present It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC, a series of free concerts during New York City’s Homecoming Week, August 14 – 22. In celebration of Hip Hop culture’s 48th anniversary, the UHHM is bringing the culture back to the boroughs where it all began. The concert series will make its way to each of the boroughs of NYC (The Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, & Queens), kicking off in The Bronx on Monday, August 16th, and wrapping up in Queens on Friday, August 20th. 

The UHHM has tapped an array of Hip Hop and Hip Hop influenced artists (Latin freestyle, dance, techno, and funk) to grace the city’s outdoor stages, in celebration of New York City’s comeback during NYC Homecoming Week. The dynamic lineup, representing every era of Hip Hop, includes KRS One, Slick Rick, Remy Ma, Raekwon, Ghostface, Big Daddy Kane, Desiigner, Too $hort, and a much anticipated set from George Clinton & The P-Funk All-Stars on Friday. The free concerts will be live-streamed by Behind The Rhyme, a channel on Twitch. See the full lineup below:

Monday, August 16th, 3:00 p.m. at Orchard Beach in The Bronx – KRS One, Slick Rick, Remy Ma, Busy Bee, CL Smooth, DJ Hollywood, DJ Jazzy Joyce, DJ Kevie Kev, Fantastic Five, Furious 5 featuring Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio, Grand Wizard Theodore, Joeski Love, Kid Capri, Nice & Smooth, PopMaster Fabel, Soul Sonic Force, T La Rock, Ultra Magnetic MC’s

Tuesday, August 17th, 4:00 p.m. at Midland Beach on Staten Island – Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Crystal Waters, DJ Chuck Chillout, EMPD, Force MDs, Hakim Green, HeeSun Lee, Kool Keith, Lizzy Ashliegh, Pharoahe Monch, Rikki, Rob Base 

Thursday, August 19th, 4:00 p.m. at Brooklyn Army Terminal in Brooklyn – Big Daddy Kane, Desiigner, C&C Music Factory, DJ Mr. Cee, Elle Varner, Judy Torres, Lizzy Ashliegh, Maino, Obasi Jackson, Papoose, PopMaster Fabel, Special Ed, Stetsasonic, Sweet Sensation, Young Devyn

Friday, August 20th, 4:00 at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens – George Clinton & The P-Funk All-Stars with Special Guests, Too $hort, DJ Hurricane, DJ Wiz, EPMD, Havoc of the Infamous Mobb Deep, Yo-Yo 

Hip Hop comes home to celebrate NYC Homecoming Week! said Rocky Bucano, Executive Director and President of the Universal Hip Hop Museum. Many of the artists performing in these shows are native New Yorkers hailing from the five boroughs. It’s their talent, creativity, and passion for the culture that spread it from the stoops, parks, and playgrounds to stages worldwide. The Universal Hip Hop Museum is proud to welcome them home, back to where it all began.

I’m excited to see this marquee event for NYC’s homecoming kick off in The Bronx. The Birthplace of Hip Hop will set the tone for the upcoming “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” concerts around New York City. This will be a show you do not want to miss, said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

You don’t want to miss the local, legendary talent performing throughout NYC Homecoming Week, said Mayor Bill de Blasio. As we celebrate this Summer of New York City, we’re proud to partner with Rocky Bucano and the Universal Hip Hop Museum to bring these momentous concerts to our boroughs, free of charge. And if you get a ticket, you can go as long as you have proof of your first dose of an approved COVID vaccine.

Tickets for all NYC Homecoming Week concerts are now available and can be found HERE.

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Rick James Documentary Feature Premieres September 3rd

SHOWTIME® has released a trailer for BITCHIN’: THE SOUND AND FURY OF RICK JAMES, directed by Emmy®-nominee Sacha Jenkins (WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN, BURN, MOTHERF*CKER, BURN!). BITCHIN’ is an intimate yet propulsive look at Rick James, one of rock, funk, and R&B’s most legendary and often underappreciated figures. Featuring rare footage of James’ incredible live shows, never-before-seen home video, original interviews with legendary artists, collaborators, and friends, and a treasure trove of recorded interviews with James (who died in 2004), the documentary presents a full picture of James’ dramatic rise and fall, focusing in on the “Punk-Funk” music he left behind. The film, which screened at the Tribeca Festival® in June, will premiere on Friday, September 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Click here to watch and share the trailer.

Best remembered as the creator of hits such as “Superfreak,” “Give It To Me Baby” and “Mary Jane,” James blazed new trails in American music and global culture in the ’70s and ’80s as a songwriter, performer, and producer, collaborating with luminaries such as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Nile Rodgers, Eddie Murphy, Teena Marie, The Mary Jane Girls, and M.C. Hammer. BITCHIN’ presents a full and complete picture of James’ life as told by those who knew him. At the center of it all is the “Punk-Funk” that encompassed a unique swath of 20th-century music history from jazz to soul to R&B to rock and eventually, to hip-hop. Friday, August 6 marks the 17th anniversary of James’ death. 

BITCHIN’: THE SOUND AND FURY OF RICK JAMES is a Mass Appeal production for SHOWTIME, directed by Jenkins, produced by Steve Rivo, and written by Jenkins, Rivo, and Jason Pollard. The film is executive produced by Peter Bittenbender and Jenkins for Mass Appeal, and Douglas Banker and Ty James.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., owns and operates the premium service SHOWTIME®, which features critically acclaimed original series, provocative documentaries, box-office hit films, comedy and music specials, and hard-hitting sports. SHOWTIME is available as a stand-alone streaming service across all major streaming devices and Showtime.com, as well as via cable, DBS, telco, and streaming video providers. SNI also operates the premium services THE MOVIE CHANNEL and FLIX®, as well as on-demand versions of all three brands. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®. For more information, click here. 

About Mass Appeal

Mass Appeal is an entertainment company dedicated to telling stories from the perspective of those who shape and shift culture. Since 1996, we have documented the emerging movements that influence popular ideas. Today, Mass Appeal is the elevated voice of Hip Hop and its ever-expanding sphere of influence. Integrated offerings in content, music, and creative services stoke Mass Appeal’s ability to maximize the impact of our output. Our diverse school of thought separates us from friends and foes alike.

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Carter Ace – The One and Lonely

CARTER ACE RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO THE ONE AND LONELY

WATCH HERE

His inclusion of varying genres like old school jams and G-funk into his inventive music combined with the therapeutic nature of his lyrics give listeners a personable feeling that leaves listeners craving more  – Flaunt

…clearly genius to be found within the madness… – British GQ

The first thing I thought when I heard [Carter Ace] was, ‘He sounds like a combination of Anderson Paak and Pharell,’ and then [I realized] that he could even be better than both of them put together. – Magnetic Magazine

Posting up 10 million-plus streams and receiving acclaim from GQ, Flaunt, and more, Cameroonian American singer, songwriter, and rapper Carter Ace releases his brand new single and video The One and Lonely today via Let’s Get It Records/Republic Records.

Listen to The One and Lonely HERE

Watch The One and Lonely HERE

Produced by Kieran Watters [Dizzy Fae, Tinashe], the track captures the punchy power of Carter’s idiosyncratic style. He intensely freestyles over otherworldly keys and psychedelic-spiked riffs courtesy of his guitarist Fahem Erfan and keyboardist John Redwood. The momentum just never relents. The surreal accompanying visual pairs seventies-style vibes with high-octane imagery of Carter wilding out in a dress shirt about 12 sizes too big, staring down paparazzi, and running through the desert. It seamlessly bottles the uncontainable energy of The One and Lonely.

This track is about creating art in the void of loneliness, intensified during the last year with the forced isolation of the pandemic and navigating my growing success. In this void, the pressure to create has turned into a distracting white noise as I recognize that I am truly ‘the One and Lonely.’ As the track morphs static noise into inspirational melodies, I realize I don’t know my purpose, so I might as well enjoy the ride, says Carter Ace on the track.

Rising up out of the San Fernando Valley, Carter Ace initially incited waves through the culture with If It Don’t Work in 2017. A year later, he served up I Think I’m Normal with production by Isom Innis of Foster The People. It notably eclipsed 3.4 million Spotify streams as he buzzed to the forefront of the conversation with features in GQ and Flaunt. Joe Jonas heard his music and immediately reached out, signing him to Let’s Get It Records in conjunction with Republic Records.

Now, Carter formally introduces himself with much more music to come. Get ready!

About Carter Ace

For as much as Carter Ace’s music may draw on international inspiration, the execution of his genre-agnostic alchemy remains damn near intergalactic. The Cameroonian American singer, songwriter, rapper, and artist seamlessly integrates otherworldly R&B, hard-hitting hip-hop, neo-soul drip, space funk, and even a little punk straight from the San Fernando Valley into a simmering signature style cooked up by his equally badass live band. Born in Los Angeles, he split his childhood between the United States and West Africa. With dad an artist and mom a dancer in his band, music surrounded Carter. During middle school in the Valley, he started to perform anywhere and everywhere with a stage, cutting his teeth at all-age venues, restaurants, and underground gigs. At the same time, he studied the likes of OutKast, Kanye West, and D’Angelo. Along the way, he assembled a group of likeminded players (who are with him to this day), including guitarist Fahem Erfan, keyboardist John Redwood, drummer Gio Alford, and bassist Daniel Durant. Grinding nonstop, he started to put up numbers on singles such as If It Don’t Work, I Think I’m Normal, and Come Back 2 Me, landing a deal with Joe Jonas’s Let’s Get It Records and Republic Records during 2020. After generating 10 million streams independently and earning looks from GQ, Flaunt, and more, this buzzing iconoclast continues to bust every sonic border on a series of 2021 singles led by The One and Lonely.

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Maggie Rose – Are We There Yet

MAGGIE ROSE SHARES NEW SINGLE ARE WE THERE YETLISTEN 

New Album, Have A Seat, Arrives Everywhere Friday, August 20 

Have A Seat Album Release Tour Kicks Off This Weekend In Annapolis, Md

Pre-order Have A Seat

Today, the Nashville-based rock and soul singer-songwriter Maggie Rose shares Are We There Yet, the newest single from her upcoming album, Have A Seat, following the releases of the songs Do It, What Are We Fighting For, For Your Consideration, and Saint. Have A Seat is due out on August 20 via Starstruck Records. The album was recorded live at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL, and was produced by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes).

Garden & Gun exclusively premiered Are We There Yet earlier today, calling the song an apt entry point to Have a Seat and to Rose’s catalog as a whole, and goes on to say, ‘Are We There Yet’ shows an artist at the top of her craft, and only improving.

LISTEN TO ARE WE THERE YET

Rose heralded the release of Have A Seat with a three-part video series that combined to create an in-depth story. The music video trilogy concept was the brainchild of close friend and acclaimed photographer/videographer Ford Fairchild.

I was lucky enough to watch Maggie bring Have A Seat to life from the beginning and one thing I noticed was how much personal growth she worked through in making this record, says Fairchild. You could tell she was stepping into an alternate universe every time she was in work mode. So when it came time to figure out creative direction, I wanted to show that growth with Maggie working through it over dinner with different versions of herself.

The trilogy began with What Are We Fighting For. It was followed by Saint and then finally For Your Consideration.

We really wanted viewers to get to know the different sides of Maggie individually so we decided to do that in a trilogy, with ‘For Your Consideration’ bringing them all together, continues Fairchild. The dinner table signifies the body of work as a whole so you’ll see nods to each song on the record throughout the trilogy.

Like any great soul singer, Rose beautifully captures the tensions of the current moment, gently presenting her pensive social commentary while providing a much-needed reprieve from the everyday chaos. These songs were written during a contentious time, and there are undertones to the lyrics that are influenced by the state of our world politics and the politics of the music industry, she says. The title Have a Seat is responsible, placing an emphasis on inclusivity, like, Here, sit down. Let’s try talking to each other.’ One of the most loving things we can do is listen and make others feel heard, give people the space to speak their minds and be themselves. However, there’s also an intended meaning to the title that points to the power in occupying the seat that’s designated to you: I am claiming a seat I believe is rightfully mine, and I want others to do the same.

Rose kicked off her extensive album release tour yesterday for the first show of a two-night stand at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, MD. See tour dates and purchase tickets here.

About Maggie Rose

Maggie Rose is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter who has dreamed up her own unbridled collision of rock n’ roll, soul, folk, funk, and R&B. She is about to release her third studio album, Have a Seat. Produced by Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes, Have a Seat came to life at the iconic FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. In a series of pre-pandemic sessions, Rose recorded live with a lineup of heavy-hitters that includes bassist David Hood of the Swampers (the group of session musicians who played on records from legends like Aretha Franklin and Etta James) and guitarist Will McFarlane (Bonnie Raitt, Levon Helm), along with her longtime bandmates/collaborators Larry Florman (background vocals/percussion), Alex Haddad (guitars), and Sarah Tomek (drums) of Them Vibes. Also featuring an esteemed string section and swampy horn ensemble, in a way that’s never been so integral to Rose’s sonic aesthetic, Have a Seat continues the free-flowing musical exploration she first began on her powerhouse 2018 album Change the Whole Thing. Centered on the stunning vocal command she’s revealed in taking the stage at The Grand Ole Opry over 80 times, Have a Seat finds Rose approaching her music with more confidence and clarity of vision than ever, ultimately sharing a selection of songs both timeless and urgent. In 2019, Rose toured with Heart, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Kelly Clarkson. She also shared the Cayamo Cruise bill with Emmylou Harris and Jason Isbell.

MAGGIE ROSE

HAVE A SEAT

(Starstruck Records)

Release date: Friday, August 20, 2021

Tracklist

  1. What Are We Fighting For
  2. Do It
  3. For Your Consideration
  4. Saint
  5. Are We There Yet
  6. The Best In Me
  7. What Makes You Tick (feat. Marcus King)
  8. Help Myself
  9. Now And Then
  10. Telephone
  11. You Got Today

Follow Maggie Rose via her official website for more!

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Drama × Briejean – Hey Boy Remix

DRAMA Delivers Funky Remix of Briejean’s Track: Hey Boy Out July 8

Ghostly International’s electronic R&B duo DRAMA, delivers a funky remix of Brijean’s, the Oakland-based collaboration of Brijean Murphy and Doug Stuart, track Hey Boy. It’s the third reimagining of a single from Brijean’s label LP debut, Feelings and is taken from the forthcoming Feelings Remixes EP, out August 13th.

ListenHey Boy (DRAMA Remix)

Chicago’s DRAMA underscore the disco shuffle of Hey Boy, lending a funkier dance structure complete with shakers and call and response shouts (Hey! Hey Boy!). Brijean considers the original a psychedelic guide — the exploration of finding what feels good — through sorrow, anxiety, apathy. DRAMA’s take doubles down on the good times.

Working with Brijean on the Hey Boy remix has been one of our favorite collaborations. We wanted to give the record some more bounce and make it even more danceable. Brijean is a very talented artist, and we are excited we got to work on this. — DRAMA

The Feelings Remixes EP extends the relaxed reverie of Feelings with contributions from Sam Gendel, Buscabulla, DRAMA, and Rick Wade. Brijean Murphy and Doug Stuart’s deep roots in jazz, pop, electronic and Latin spheres inform the music they make as Brijean, and these influences are reflected in the diverse group of remixers they tapped for this project.

We love DRAMA! Brijean first met Via and Na’el on a tour with Poolside and was struck by their relentless depth, energy and presence performing night after night. Always bringing it and making space for dance. Stoked for their remix of our song Hey Boy — Brijean

DRAMA’s groovy remix of Hey Boy transpires after the duo’s first solo release Don’t Hold Back, which debuted as a World First on Zane Lowe’s Apple Radio show. The track also follows after their hit, You’ve Done Enough with one of dance music’s in-demand acts, Gorgon City, which has been streamed over 20M+, two EPs, Gallows in 2016 and Lies After Love in 2018, and their debut album Dance Without Me in January 2020.

DRAMA US Tour Dates

7/26 – Marble Bar in Detroit

7/27 – Lincoln Hall in Chicago

7/31 – Lollapalooza in Chicago

9/18 – Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas

10/29 – Outside Lands in San Francisco

10/30 – Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles

10/31 – The Observatory in San Diego

11/2 – The Observatory in Santa Ana

Follow Drama via their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud and Spotify. Follow Brijean via their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandcamp and Spotify.

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Delta Nove – Beyond

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S WORLD-FUNK PIONEERS, DELTA NOVE, RELEASE 8TH FULL-LENGTH ALBUM BEYOND; FIRST NEW MUSIC IN TEN YEARS, HONORING THE BAND’S CO-VOCALIST/SONGWRITER/DRUMMER DOMINIC FEEDAM AFTER HIS HARD-FOUGHT BATTLE WITH CANCER

FEATURING FUNK LEGEND FRED WESLEY (JAMES BROWN, THE JB’S, PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC), JIRO YAMAGUCHI (OZOMATLI), JASON HANN (THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT), ADRYON DELEON (ORGONE)

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Today, Delta Nove has released their eighth studio album, a 16-song double LP titled Beyond. Relix exclusively premiered the full album earlier this week.

For Delta Nove, the past decade has been both transformational and tragic. Following their last record, Imaginary Conversations, the former Jambase Road Warriors of the Year chose to slow down their once-relentless touring schedule to stay closer to home, focusing on their families and their individual careers while continuing to collaborate as Delta Nove.

With a recording studio in Long Beach, California to call home and a core of seven musicians that had evolved into the band’s most cohesive unit, Delta Nove was poised to record and tour in support of a much-anticipated new album in 2018. Sadly, this plan came crashing down shortly after basic tracking on the album was completed when drummer, co-vocalist, and major contributing songwriter Dominic Feedam was diagnosed with cancer. After a hard-fought battle with the disease, Dominic lost his life in 2019.

Delta Nove called upon their most loyal fans to collaborate with them on a music video for their song Big Sky, a Dominic Feedam composition that has become a staple of the band’s live shows over the years. This video serves as both a tribute to Dominic’s memory as well as a love letter between the band and their fans.

After the initial shock and grief passed, Dominic’s musical family decided to honor their fallen brother by completing the album that they had worked closely together to write. So, in 2020, the surviving members regrouped to pick up the pieces, return to the studio, and finish the record; But no sooner than they started, the entire world shut down due to COVID. Despite the challenges that a pandemic posed, the band pressed on, holding sessions with one or two masked musicians until all overdubs and production were completed. With the album finally finished despite all the obstacles, but with many questions remaining as to what comes next, Delta Nove named the album Beyond.

Delta Nove’s eighth album, Beyond, is a passionate expression of a band at their most evolved level. The double-LP exemplifies the distinctly diverse world-funk sound that Delta Nove honed through more than two decades of playing together. Delta Nove’s live performances, affectionately dubbed the D-No Show by fans, are legendary in circles for taking dancers on a musical journey of globetrotting styles. This 16-song, 80-minute offering takes its inspiration from these live sets, seamlessly blending heavy funk, roots rock, reggae, Brazilian rhythms, afrobeat, and improvised psychedelic explorations.

To add even more depth to the album, the band calls on some of the friends they’ve made throughout two decades of touring; These world-class guest artists include funk legend Fred Wesley (James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic), whose signature sound is on display during the classic-sounding instrumental jam Money Funk. Several guest percussionists are present on the record, including Jiro Yamaguchi (Ozomatli), whose syncopated tabla rhythms bring a world-music flavor to the modern go-go track Feet on the Ground, and Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident, EOTO), who takes up his djembe to solo over a massive Brazilian percussion ensemble on the rootsy samba-reggae original Samambaia. Also featured is vocal powerhouse Adryon DeLeon (Orgone), who contributes her soulful harmonies to four songs. And finally, Delta Nove’s original sax player and fan-favorite Rob Covacevich reunites with his old musical brothers for a guest feature on the band’s re-imagination of Fela Kuti’s Upside Down; aptly titled Downside Up.

Thankfully, the basic tracking for Beyond was all completed before Dominic Feedam became too ill to play and sing. So, Dominic is present on all sixteen songs, and his performance is nothing short of inspired; almost as if he was aware that this album would be his parting gift to his musical family. While many questions remain about what lies beyond for Delta Nove, the band hopes that this album serves to honor the memory of their beloved brother Dominic, and as a testament to the never-ending pursuit to always go Beyond.

About Delta Nove

Born in a garage in Long Beach, California, Delta Nove has put in some serious work since their first independent release in 1998, leaving a trail of deep funk, thunderous Brazilian drums, greasy horns, and psychedelic exploration wherever they go. After over well over 1000 shows across the United States, 8 independent releases, and years of musical evolution, the band has truly developed into a singular powerhouse of sound and rhythm.

The live show is where the band shines, connecting with their energy to the audience, never failing to whip them into a full-on dance party. Each show features a unique set drawn from a huge catalog of original material and unique covers, sprinkled with lots of improvisation and on the spot creativity.

Delta Nove continues to make their uniquely original music year after year, and have done their part to help define the sound of Southern Californian music and culture, as well as international cross-cultural pollination. With a long and storied trip across many years through cities, states, festivals, benefits, and beyond, Delta Nove has no plans to stop firing up crowds with their patented form of world funk.

Follow Delta Nove via their official website.