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Night of the Teese

Streaming Friday, October 1st – Sunday, October 3rd Directed by Quinn Wilson, Produced by Driift, and Featuring Stunning Performances By Burlesque Artists Dita Von Teese, Dirty Martini, Perle Noire, Jett Adore, Marawa, Frankie Fictitious, and Vontourage

Feature Length Revue Show Filmed at The Orpheum Theater In Los Angeles, Will Be Streamable For One Weekend Only, Special Master Classes and Meet & Greet VIP Packages Available

Night Of The Teese, A Cinematic Special is a completely unique, multi-artist revue show created by the world’s most renowned burlesque star, Dita Von Teese. Taking audiences on a journey into fantasy and spectacle, Dita is famed for her ornate sets and dazzling haute-couture performance costumes. For this, her very first filmed special, she handpicked some of the most impressive talents from the thriving US burlesque community and flew them to Los Angeles to perform with her at the historic Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Working closely with the acclaimed young director, Quinn Wilson, Dita has created a visually stunning, endlessly titillating, and entirely enchanting film available to stream repeatedly over the weekend. Even if you’ve seen the show before, you’ve never seen it quite like this!

Fans can choose to stream the premieres of Night Of The Teese, A Cinematic Special at any of the following times on Friday, October 1st, with tickets to all streams available for purchase by fans anywhere in the world:

Australia, New Zealand & Asia: 8pm AEST, 11pm NZDT, 7pm JST

UK, Ireland & Europe: 8 pm BST, 9 pm CEST

East Coast USA & Canada: 8 pm EDT

West Coast USA, Canada: 8 pm PDT

Tickets will be available from 8:45 am ET /13:45 pm BST 

After the last stream finishes, the whole show will then be available to watch on-demand for 48 hours over the weekend of October 2nd & 3rd with tickets to all streams granting unlimited, on-demand access during that time. A number of special Night Of The Teese VIP Packages will also be available to ticket purchasers, including a strictly limited virtual Meet & Greet with Dita, personalized handwritten love letters from Dita, and personalized “Ask Dita” videos, as well as Tassel Twirling, Striptease, and Hair & Makeup video masterclasses & an exclusive event poster. The show includes performances from Dita Von Teese, Dirty Martini, Perle Noire, Jett Adore, Marawa, and Frankie Fictitious, as well as Dita’s backup dancers, Vontourage. Many including Dita, have never before released a video of their routines.

Overjoyed to be able to perform again, after months of lockdown, Dita says, “There’s nothing quite like the experience of a live performance, so I’m often apprehensive about filming the show but with director Quinn Wilson’s enthusiasm for burlesque she truly captures the thrill of a live event, shining her distinctive, dazzling spotlight on each of the performers. It’s been 18 months since we last performed, and I’m thrilled to share this historic, immersive moment and have everyone around the world experience the beauty, talent, and diversity of the burlesque community.

Director, Quinn Wilson adds, “Dita is a legend and as the best legends do, she created a stage for not only herself but the immense and powerful talent within the burlesque community. As a director, you can only hope to work with a visionary like Dita Von Teese and the performers she introduced me to. This has been one of my favorite experiences as a director.”

Performing striptease since 1992, Dita is the biggest name in burlesque since Gypsy Rose Lee and is credited with bringing the art form back into the spotlight with a new sense of elegance and sophistication. Dita’s four full-length revues Strip, Strip, Hooray!, The Art of the Teese, Dita Von Teese, and the Copper Coupe, and Galmonatrix are the biggest burlesque shows in history, showcasing a diverse cast of neo-burlesque performers of all genders, hailing from all over the world. Along with these increasingly popular touring shows, each New Year’s Eve Dita produces an opulent gala show at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, selling out the palatial Golden Age vaudeville theatre to an audience that loves to dress to the nines in vintage style, creating an unforgettable atmosphere of glamour. It made perfect sense for Dita to choose the Orpheum as the home for her cinematic special. 360 Magazine is excited to see this cinematic entertainment this October whether that be in theaters or at the comfort of our homes. 

The global stream is produced by Driift, the pioneering UK-based business behind acclaimed online ticketed events for Nick Cave, Niall Horan, Laura Marling, Sheryl Crow, Dermot Kennedy, Andrea Boccelli, Kylie Minogue, and James Bay.

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Sloppy Jane – Party Anthem

Haley Dahl, who records as Sloppy Jane, has released her new single, “Party Anthem”, marking the lauded musician’s first release as the newest signing to Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory Records. Dahl has also revealed details for her forthcoming new album, Madison, set for release on November 5th. “Party Anthem” is a soaring orchestral ballad that comes on like Kate Bush leading Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band or Laura Nyro fronting Olivia Tremor Control. It’s accompanied by a captivating video shot in 16 mm and filmed inside the Lost World Caverns in West Virginia, the place where Dahl recorded all of Madison, bringing in 21 bandmates from all around the country to make an impressive and ambitious orchestral album recorded deep inside the caves. It’s the first time someone has ever recorded an entire album in a cave, and the results are sonically stunning; Madison is an astounding, glorious record of highest order melodrama. 

Sloppy Jane will celebrate the album release with a headline show in New York City at Baby’s Alright on November 7th. She will also be opening for Iceage in February. All dates below. 

On signing to Saddest Factory Records and crafting her latest album, Dahl shared, “Phoebe and I made friends in high school when I was goth and didn’t bathe and she wore dresses with little bicycles on them – we mistook each other for cool then, and it lasted. Phoebe is one of my closest friends, and is also someone who has always seen that the things that make my work different are what make it valuable. She played bass in Sloppy Jane. When I was moving to New York I talked about how I wanted to make the band bigger and incorporate chamber instruments, and a lot of people didn’t get what I meant, but Phoebe said, ‘Go get your orchestra.’

When I started talking about recording in caves, she was one of the few people to really get it immediately and thought it was the coolest thing. To work with someone who has so much personal context and enthusiasm was kind of a no-brainer. The label name “Saddest Factory Records” came from a joke I made on twitter, and I kind of think that’s representative of what my ideal professional trajectory looks like- me and my same friends who understand each other making the same jokes over and over again while our platforms expand.”

Phoebe Bridgers will join Dahl for an IG Live chat on Friday, September 10th at 3:30pm ET/ 12:30pm PT. 

Click HERE to watch the video for “Party Anthem.” Click HERE to buy/stream “Party Anthem.”

For Madison, Dahl spent three years exploring caves that could capture her vision for the album. Her search took her across the USA, obsessing over the different acoustics of each option,  before landing on Lost World Caverns. The result is a beautiful, personal labor of love; a sweeping grand gesture, a powerful statement about obsessive love, and about growing into yourself in the aftermath of a life-changing relationship.

Dahl and her 21 bandmates recorded all of Madison from inside the caves from 3pm to 8:30 am each day over the course of two weeks. To access the space, they’d enter through the back of a gift shop, down a long tunnel where they’d walk down 200 feet of stairs to reach the entrance. Dahl and her bandmates did this steep walk with a piano. The ceiling of Lost World Caverns is massively high and is a perfect dome. The inside was also 98 percent humidity, leading to both stellar sound and also problems with tuning and gear. Engineer Ryan Howe sat in his parents Subaru above the cave with his mixing board and computer, and threaded cables down 90 feet through a hole in the ground to the ceiling of the cave.

This album, so fully realized and diligently executed, is a long time coming for Dahl, who has been performing as Sloppy Jane since she was a teenager. In those days, Sloppy Jane was a three-piece punk band. Its earliest members were Phoebe Bridgers on bass, Sarah Cath on guitar, and Imogen Teasley-Vlautin on drums. Now the band has over a dozen members, and has transformed into a chamber pop project. Dahl also learned so much as a musician: on Madison, she learned how to write for chamber instruments and taught herself the piano. The record is difficult to categorize. It’s David Bowie but also when the song “Crying,” by Roy Orbison plays at the end of Harmony Korine’s Gummo. It’s My Chemical Romance meets Sgt. Pepper. Courtney Love and Queen. It’s a huge, flowery, velvety thing full of toy horses and stalagmites. It follows one major throughline: a grand gesture so large that it moves the whole Earth. 

Sloppy Jane Live Shows 

Nov 7th, 2021 – New York City, NY – Baby’s Alright^ 

Feb 12th, 2022 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel*

Feb 13th, 2022 – Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall*

Feb 16th & 17th, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon*

Feb 19th, 2022 – Pioneertown, CA – Venue TBD*

Feb 20th, 2022 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah*

Feb 21st, 2022 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress*

Feb 24th, 2022 – Houston, TX – The Secret Group*

Feb 25th, 2022 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa*

Feb 26th, 2022 – Jacksonville, FL – Intuition Ale Works*

Feb 28th, 2022 – Orlando, FL – The Social*

Mar 1st, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*

Mar 2nd, 2022 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East*

Mar 3rd, 2022 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle*

Mar 4th, 2022 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall*

Mar 5th, 2022 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar*

Mar 7th, 2022 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*

Mar 8th, 2022 – Providence, RI – Columbia Theatre*

Mar 9th and 10th, 2022 – New York City, NY – Bowery Ballroom*

Mar 11th, 2022 – Holyoke, MA – Gateway City Arts*

Mar 12th, 2022 – Kingston, NY – Tubby’s Kingston*

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Johnny Mar – Spirit, Power and Soul

Johnny Marr returns with “Spirit, Power And Soul”, the first new music from his forthcoming double album, and fourth solo full-length record, titled Fever Dreams Pts 1-4. Marking Johnny’s first new music since 2019, new single “Spirit, Power And Soul” is released today. A new four track EP, Fever Dreams Pt 1 will be released October 15th via BMG. Watch the video for “Spirit, Power And Soul.”

Informed by the kind of powerful, anthemic and direct approach to words instantly present in “Spirit, Power And Soul”, the songs on the Fever Dreams Pt 1 EP arrive with an emotional potency. Fusing the language of soul music with his roots as a “Mancunian glam rocker”, lyrics that could be simultaneously personal and universal, with a high energy electro sound. The new EP reflects Marr‘s multifaceted past, but takes his music somewhere startlingly new.

Speaking about the new single, Marr says, “Spirit, Power And Soul’ is a kind of mission statement. I had an idea about an electro sound with gospel feeling, in my own words, an electro soul anthem.”

The Fever Dreams Pt 1 EP will be released digitally, and on limited edition 12″ silver vinyl via BMG from October 15th. The double album release date, and more details, are soon to be announced. 

Looking to 2022, Johnny Marr was recently announced as the special guest on The Killers North American arena tour set to begin in August through to October 2022—all dates HERE.  Before that, Johnny will play a short sold out headline tour at intimate venues across the UK in September, ahead of joining The Courteeners at a sold out show at Manchester’s 50k capacity Old Trafford. The dates will mark Johnny’s return to the live stage, and first shows since performing “No Time To Die” with Billie Eilish and long-standing collaborator Hans Zimmer live at the 2019 BRIT Awards.

Marr‘s solo career has given rise to three critically acclaimed UK Top Ten albums – The Messenger (2013), Playland (2014) and 2018’s Call The Comet. His continued creative journey has seen him at the heart of The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse and The Cribs, as well as working with The Pretenders, Talking Heads, The Avalanches, and most recently Billie Eilish, recording the score and soundtrack for the forthcoming James Bond film, No Time To Die with Hans Zimmer.

 Fever Dreams Pt. 1 Tracklisting

  1. Spirit, Power And Soul
  2. Receiver
  3. All These Days
  4. Ariel

UK Tour Dates: September 2021 

20 – Leeds, Stylus SOLD OUT

21 – Blackburn, King George’s Hall

23 – London, Electric Ballroom SOLD OUT

25 – Manchester, Old Trafford Cricket Ground (supporting The Courteeners) SOLD OUT

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iann dior – Better Things Tour

Multi-platinum selling and chart-topping recording artist iann dior announces today his 2022 European headlining “iann dior: Better Things Tour.” Kicking off 22nd of January 2022 at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, the tour will hit 23 cities across Europe. Tickets go on sale this Friday, the 3rd of September. For more information and on sale times, please click HERE.

Rapper and singer iann dior will embark on the “Better Things Tour” following his biggest year to date in 2020. He earned a Billboard Hot 100 #1 for his feature on “Mood” with 24KGoldn, which spent 33 weeks inside the Top 10 and is now 4x Platinum. He is currently nominated for 2 MTV VMAs for Best Song and Best Collaboration for “Mood” with 24kGoldn. He has added to his accolades four RIAA-certified gold singles and collaborations with everyone from Travis Barker to Clean Bandit to Lil Baby. With all of these achievements under his belt, iann dior has become a genre-agnostic force to be reckoned with in pop music today. Most recently, he released his two-track bundle Still Here, which includes his second collaboration with Trippie Redd, “shots in the dark” that currently has over 30 million streams and video views worldwide. “shots in the dark” is the follow up to their 2019 collab, “gone girl.” Iann is currently on the road with Trippie Redd’s “Tripp at Knight” North American Tour this fall with Sofaygo.

About iann dior

Multi-platinum selling, chart topping, iann dior has become one of the industry’s fastest rising new artists. Puerto Rican-born, Corpus Christi-raised Michael Iann Olmo (also known as “iann dior”) found success with the first song he ever wrote. After uploading to SoundCloud, the song gained 10,000 plays in its first week and caught the ear of Internet Money founder Taz Taylor who invited the budding songwriter to work with him in LA. Shortly afterwards, iann dior inked a deal with Elliot Grainge’s label 10K Projects in April 2019 and released his project Industry Plant.

2020 was a breakout year for the burgeoning star with his feature on the Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit “Mood” with 24KGoldn, which is now certified 4x platinum and charted inside the Top 10 for 33 weeks, spending 8 consecutive weeks at #1. The duo performed the track on the American Music Awards, are currently nominated for 2 VMAS for Song of the Year and Best Collaboration, and have received additional nominations for 3 Billboard Music Awards and 1 iHeartRadio Music Award for their success with “Mood.” iann has released songs with acts like Lil Baby, Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, Clean Bandit, Trippie Redd and more. Known as a highly versatile talent, his work has charted in Alternative, Pop, Rap and Electronic/Dance genres and has earned him the #1 spot on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. Most recently he released new tracks “shots in the dark” ft. Trippie Redd and “don’t wanna believe” which have already amassed over 30 million streams and video views worldwide. As he prepares to release more new music in 2021, iann dior assures his fans this is only the beginning. “A number one album is up next,” he said, “I want to become the number one artist in the world, and I am fully determined and obsessed with being the greatest.”

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Zella Day Releases New Song × Video – Golden

Zella Day is thrilled to release a brand new song called “Golden” via Concord Records. “Golden” is full of luminous harmonies, a shimmery, skirt-twirling disco beat, and one of the best choruses Day has ever written. A video for the song, directed by Corey “Titanic” Sinclair, and concepted by Day and Titanic, can also be seen today as well.

Says Day about the song, “The Genesis of ‘Golden’ happened as a tornado was tearing through Nashville and whispers of a global pandemic were evolving past a rumor. I was in Alabama writing with John Paul White as my phone was lighting up with messages from friends and family back home. I was supposed to drive back to Nashville that evening, but plans changed like the weather. In the stillness of the studio, ‘Golden’ was written communicating with powers beyond my control, expressing and coping with the magnitude of the situation by creating art; singing a melody into the moment to address its fragility and infinite beauty.”

Click here to listen to “Golden”

Click here to watch the video for “Golden”

“Golden” is a taste of Zella Day’s highly anticipated sophomore album, which is due out this fall. Recorded with producer Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Emmylou Harris), the album features guest turns by Local Natives’ Ryan Hahn, Day’s longtime collaborator John Velasquez, drums by Autolux’s Carla Azar, and bass by Cage The Elephant’s Daniel Tichenor.

“Golden” follows the release of the songs “Dance For Love” and “Girls,” and all of them will be featured on Day’s sophomore album. The tracks together are a brilliant glimpse at what is set to be a career-defining musical year for Zella Day, whose songs have amassed millions and millions of streams already. In addition to the duet with Weyes Blood earlier this year, Day also appeared on Lana Del Rey’s Chemtrails Over the Country Club this past March, covering Joni Mitchell with Del Rey and Weyes Blood in a symbolic passing of the sonic torch from one great LA singer/songwriter to the new generation. Day’s forthcoming sophomore album follows 2020’s EP, Where Does The Devil Hide, produced by Dan Auerbach, and released by Concord Records.

Day is a recently-announced addition to this year’s ACL lineup for both weekends, in addition to playing this year’s Beachlife Festival, taking place in Redondo Beach, CA the weekend of September 10th, 2021. The singer is also set to open for the acclaimed band Silversun Pickups on select dates this fall.

2021 Tour Dates

Wed Sept 8 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up

Fri Sept 10 – Mon Sept 13 Redondo Beach, CA – Beachlife Festival

Sun Sept 12 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

Tues Sept 14 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

Wed Sept 15 – Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse

Thurs Sept 16 – Napa, CA – JaM Cellars Ballroom

Fri Oct 1 – Sun Oct 3 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

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Gord Downie – Coke Machine Glow 20th Anniversary

GORD DOWNIE’S COKE MACHINE GLOW SEES EXPANDED 20th ANNIVERSARY RELEASE

Downie’s First Solo Project Revisited With Triple Album

Coke Machine Glow: Songwriters’ Cabal (Arts & Crafts) And Poetry Audiobook (Penguin Random House)

Out August 27, 2021 – Preorder Now

Bonus Listen: ‘I Stand Before The Songwriters’ Cabal‘ Music Edit With Spoken Word By Rob Baker

Gord Downie’s Coke Machine Glow was released in 2001, in between Music @ Work (2000) and In Violet Light (2002), the ninth and tenth albums by his mighty band of brothers in The Tragically Hip. The first solo project by one of the world’s great wordsmiths, Coke Machine Glow’s sixteen painterly songs were released with an accompanying book of poetry, collectively emanating Downie’s heartrending stories, from the road as from home, in his signature quirk and complex, approachable wit. Twenty years since its release, Coke Machine Glow remains a teetering, charming body of work, never static, shot across its canvas in brilliant glowing embers and warm honey tones.

Now, to mark its 20th anniversary, Arts & Crafts announces a special expanded reissue that posthumously revisits the songs and poetry of this prolific period of Downie’s career. Entitled Coke Machine Glow: Songwriters’ Cabal, the triple-album features the original two-disc set plus a bonus record of twelve unreleased demos, alternate versions, and never-before-heard outtakes, carefully curated by Gord’s oldest Toronto friend Josh Finlayson and brothe Patrick Downie with Arts & Crafts’ Jonathan Shedletzky, including the ominous I Stand Before The Songwriters’ Cabal and two opposing versions of the mysterious Contact.

The in-all 28-song collection presents a portrait of Downie with a rarely before heard intimacy, unrefined and dripping in the wildness of the moment. Elegant alternate studio takes of classics like Vancouver Divorce and Lofty Pines express the fluidity of the family band that comprised the Gas Station recording sessions in Toronto, that May of 2000; while home recordings dated November 1999, Carlaw Avenue, of SF Song, Trick Rider, and Chancellor, and more, spotlight Gord in close communion with his tape recorder and coffee machine. Produced by GD, Josh Finlayson, and Steven Drake, featuring Dale Morningstar, Julie Doiron, Kevin Hearn, Atom Egoyan, Dave Clark, Don Kerr, and more, Coke Machine Glow: Songwriters’ Cabal is a document of Gord at the precipice of his illustrious solo career.

Concurrently, Penguin Random House announces the Coke Machine Glow Audiobook, a complete reading of Downie’s original book of poetry by family members, band members, and friends, like Sarah Harmer, Dan Aykroyd, Ron MacLean, Bruce McCulloch, Don Kerr, and many more, produced by Patrick Downie. (See here for the full list of readers). Ultimately a book Gord wrote about the distances that bridge and separate us, Coke Machine Glow is bound by the dedication of those he loved and was loved by a rich, haunting collection that reveals both the public and private selves of Gordon Edgar Downie. In poetry that is urban, gritty and political, romantic and nocturnal, nostalgic and whimsical, Downie allows us a glimpse inside his world, with loved ones carrying the gift of his words onwards.

Available via digital audiobook retailers, the Coke Machine Glow poetry collection will also be included on CD with A&C’s physical music editions. The Songwriters’ Cabal 3LP vinyl is presented in a beautiful embossed triple-gatefold package, limited to a one-time pressing of 2000 hand-numbered copies. In addition to the 3CD set, A&C is for the first time offering a Coke Machine Glow songbook for voice, guitar, and piano. The album, audiobook, and songbook are out on August 27, 2021. The Coke Machine Glow: Songwriters’ Cabal limited edition vinyl is expected to ship November 15, 2021.

PREORDER COKE MACHINE GLOW 20th ANNIVERSARY ITEMS

That Coke Machine Glow did not sound like a record by The Tragically Hip was both not a surprise, and is still in every way a surprising work: Downie’s oblique yet vicarious poetry undressed of its electricity, redressed in a glorious other voltage. A snapshot of spontaneity, recorded but barely rehearsed, its arc of clandestine art pop clashing with the hum of collective stream-of-consciousness, Gord Downie’s Coke Machine Glow feels like a wild passage through listless places, burrowing in the magic of whatever delicate moment. Maybe Downie was the genius orchestrator of this Goddamned Band, or perhaps he was just always prepared with the right thing to say. You might have listened to this record for the last twenty years, and still not heard some of its finest details, that is the happenstance when onesome poetry is rightly crossed with collective improvisation. On Songwriters’ Cabal, the curtain is pulled back, as Downie rose from his kitchen table/hotel room desk, notebook in hand, and stepped to the mic and sang, voice tinkling like a chandelier, until god or a reasonable facsimile appears.

NOT included on either the music album or the spoken word audiobook is a bonus music edit of Rob Baker of The Tragically Hip’s reading of the poem I Stand Before the Songwriters’ Cabal, set to an instrumental snippet of the same titled song. Shared today, listen here:

BONUS LISTEN: ‘I STAND BEFORE THE SONGWRITERS’ CABAL’ MUSIC EDIT WITH SPOKEN WORD BY ROB BAKER

Josh Finlayson on the Coke Machine Glow sessions (from the liner notes):

Having lived in Toronto for over 10 years, Gord wanted to make his first solo record in his adopted city, co-producer and musician Josh Finlayson recalls. He had met and befriended many artists in different disciplines and was keen to collaborate with that community. The Gas Station recording studio was located in an old warehouse district of Toronto close to the exhibition grounds near King and Dufferin. Located on the fourth floor, it was an open spaced room with 10 foot windows that had spectacular views looking south to Lake Ontario and east towards downtown. Owned and operated by Dale Morningstar and Don Kerr who after 10 years of operation were being evicted from this location. Coke Machine Glow ended up being the last session at the Gas Station from April 29-May 10, 2000.

The one concrete idea we had going into the recording was that Gord would sing these songs quietly, as they had been written. The recording room was large (50’X25′) with high ceilings. The musicians were spread throughout this room facing the centre where Gord was sitting. Don Kerr (drums) and Kevin Hearn (piano) were only available for the first day of recording which was also our set up day. By late afternoon we were ready to start and their time constraints led to the decision that we were going to make a live off the floor record using an 8 track machine. In hindsight, this was a fortuitous decision as it created a structure that forced us to work within certain parameters. All the songs ended up being cut live, including Gord’s vocals. The only overdubs were done by guests who weren’t available at the time and had to add their parts later. For the remainder of the session Dave Clark took over on drums and Dale Morningstar who was assistant engineering, played several different instruments throughout the recording. There was little rehearsal time for anyone so in most cases the songs were run through once or twice and then recorded.

The Coke Machine Glow 20th anniversary collection, including exclusive merchandise commemorating this landmark release in Downie’s career, is available for PREORDER NOW via Gordieland, Arts & Crafts and Penguin Random House.

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GORD DOWNIE COKE MACHINE GLOW: SONGWRITERS’ CABAL TRACKLIST

Coke Machine Glow

  1. Starpainters
  2. Vancouver Divorce
  3. SF Song
  4. Trick Rider
  5. Canada Geese
  6. Chancellor
  7. The Never-Ending Present
  8. Nothing But Heartache in Your Social Life
  9. Blackflies
  10. Lofty Pines
  11. Boy Bruised By Butterfly Chase
  12. Mystery
  13. Elaborate
  14. Yer Possessed
  15. Every Irrelevance
  16. Insomniacs of the World, Good Night

Songwriters’ Cabal:

  1. Vancouver Divorce – Alternate Take
  2. Trick Rider – Demo
  3. SF Song – Demo
  4. Contact – Demo
  5. Down Down Down – Demo
  6. Putting Down – Demo
  7. Chancellor – Demo
  8. The Never-Ending Present – Demo
  9. I Stand Before the Songwriters’ Cabal – Outtake
  10. Contact – Outtake
  11. Mystery – Alternate Take
  12. Lofty Pines – Alternate Take

Audiobook Readers
Dan Aykroyd, Rob Baker, Andrew Cash, Dave Clark, Julie Doiron, Charlyn Downie, Clare Downie, Clemens Downie, Lou Downie, Mike Downie, Patrick Downie, Paula Downie, Willo Downie, Johnny Fay, Josh Finlayson, Sarah Harmer, Kevin Hearn, Dave Billy Ray Koster, Paul Langlois, Ron MacLean, Andy Maize, Bruce McCulloch, Dale Morningstar, Larry Murphy, Andrea Nann, Dr. Pee, Gillian Reiss, Damian Rogers, Gord Sinclair, Kaya Usher.

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Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – Jam and Lewis Volume One

JIMMY JAM & TERRY LEWIS DEBUT ALBUM JAM & LEWIS VOLUME ONE OUT TODAY!

Star-Studded Guest List Includes Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Boyz II Men, Toni Braxton, Usher & More!

Jam & Lewis Shaped Pop History. They’re Working on Its Future, Too – NEW YORK TIMES

They’ve had more Billboard No 1 hits than any other production and songwriting team (and) co-created the very fabric of the modern R&B landscape. -THE GUARDIAN

The Grammy-Award winning legendary production duo recently turned artists, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis TODAY release their debut album, Jam & Lewis Volume One (BMG). The album boasts star-studded featured guests including Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Boyz II Men, Toni Braxton, Usher & more (see full track listing below).

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO JAM & LEWIS VOLUME ONE

On the most recent single, Somewhat Loved (There You Go Breakin’ My Heart), Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis teamed up with the multi-platinum, multiple Grammy award winning, New York Times #1 Best Selling author and global superstar Mariah Carey. Together, they have delivered an anthem punctuated by Carey’s legendary soaring vocals and the pair’s inimitable musicality.

Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis have had an unprecedented career as producers, with five GRAMMY Awards, over 100 Platinum certifications, and 16 Billboard Hot 100 Number Ones. They’ve worked with legendary artists including Elton John, Lionel Richie, and Patti LaBelle, composed music for TBS and TNT networks’ NBA basketball broadcasts, as well as the theme to the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. The duo has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, received an NAACP Image Award, star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and were recently nominated for a Primetime EMMY Award in Outstanding Music Direction.

After 40 years Jam & Lewis are just getting started!

JAM & LEWIS VOLUME ONE TRACK LIST

  1.  ‘Til I Found You (Ft. Ann Nesby, James Big Jim Wright, Lauren Evans & Sounds Of Blackness)
  2. Spinnin (Ft. Mary J. Blige)
  3. The Next Best Day (Ft. Boyz II Men)
  4. Somewhat Loved (There You Go Breakin’ My Heart) (Ft. Mariah Carey)
  5. He Don’t Know Nothin’ Bout It (Ft. Babyface)
  6. Happily Unhappy (Ft. Toni Braxton)
  7. Maybe I’ve Changed (Or Did You) (Ft. Heather Headley)
  8. Do What I Do (Ft. Charlie Wilson)
  9. Do It Yourself (Ft. Usher)
  10. Babylove (Ft. Morris Day, Jerome, & The Roots)

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Bantu – Unforgivable

RED HOT ZIMBABWEAN PHENOMENON BANTU UNVEILS NEW SINGLE UNFORGIVABLE

RISING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON BANTU DELIVERS HEARTFELT APOLOGY ON NEW SINGLE UNFORGIVABLE

NEW EP EX BEHAVIOR COMING SOON

Following acclaim from the likes of Wonderland. and collaborations with Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, and more, Zimbabwean multi-hyphenate Bantu unveils a new single entitled Unforgivable. Get it HERE.

On the track, delicately plucked acoustic guitar curls around a laidback beat as his vocals glide from intimate confessions into a contrite chorus. Begging for a second chance never sounded so smooth as he croons, Yeah I took you for granted girl I’m sorry, but no one ever loved me like you loved me.

Stay tuned for the premiere of the music video very soon.

About the single, he commented, ‘Unforgivable’ is a song about taking someone for granted and not having a chance at redemption, but instead having to learn from your mistakes and let the other person go.

It sets the stage for the release of his brand new EP, Ex Behavior, coming very soon.

Bantu has quietly emerged as an international phenomenon. He just joined forces with Maroon 5 for One Light from the GRAMMY Award-winning multiplatinum band’s gold-selling new album JORDI. His most recent single Leaving has already racked up 600K streams and counting, while Wonderland. praised the song’s array of infectious sounds and rhythms. The single notably features on the Official FIFA 2021 Soundtrack, and Bantu performed alongside Diplo and Dua Lipa at FIFA 21’s World Premiere Virtual Show.

Not to mention, he has claimed coveted real estate on Amazon Music’s Afro Playlist as well as Apple Music’s NMD, breaking pop, Future Hits, New Fire, and more. Additionally, he also emerged on Spotify playlists such as New Music Friday, Eyescream, Pop Rising, Just Hits, Dancehall Official, and more.

Get ready for more from Bantu very soon!

Born in Zimbabwe and based in Los Angeles, Bantu has cemented himself as one of the game’s best-kept secrets. He teamed up with Nicki Minaj and Annuel AA for Familia on the double-platinum chart-topping Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Official Soundtrack. Behind the scenes, he co-wrote Jason Derulo’s Tip Toe [feat. French Montana], Maroon 5’s Whiskey [feat. A$AP Rocky], and the Latin GRAMMY Award-nominated Hey Ma by J Balvin, Camila Cabello and Pitbull from the Fate of the Furious Soundtrack. Meanwhile, his solo music has generated 40 million-plus streams and counting.

The secret is out now!

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Butch Dawson Partners with Tidal for Hummer Performance

Butch Dawson Partners with Tidal for Intimate Rendition of Hummer

WATCH LIVE PERFORMANCE HERE

WATCH OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO HERE

Upcoming Project Stardust to Be Released in August via Asylum Records

Butch Dawson has long been at the forefront of Baltimore’s eclectic DIY rap scene – DJ Booth

Maintains his inner punk side, continuing with his experimental energy, relishes in a more jazz-focused approach to raw hip-hop – HYPEBEAST

Rapper, producer, songwriter and a leading voice in Baltimore’s evolving music scene (Baltimore Sun), Butch Dawson puts a new spin on his latest single Hummer with a captivating live performance of the track. WATCH HIS TIDAL SESSION HERE.

Dawson’s wide variety in production and approach that sets him apart from other rappers is on full display with Hummer, which also marks his major label debut on Asylum Records. Self-produced and written by Butch, Hummer showcases his dexterous flow effortlessly amplified by a menacing and bass-heavy instrumental.

In the black and white visual, co-directed with ThugM0m, Butch buoyantly raps Drop top/ I might fuck up the summer/ Big body/ Ass look like a hummer yeah, offing a glimpse inside the inventive mind behind a clever lyricist. Raw and textured production making for an invigorating listen, his braggadocious bars and experimental perspective culminate to a genre-fluid rollercoaster.

Read More on Why Butch Dawson is a Rapper You Should Know Right Now

Hummer serves as the lead track from a forthcoming EP Stardust, out later this summer. More info to follow.

ABOUT BUTCH DAWSON

Butch Dawson’s artistic journey is a testament to what can happen when someone doesn’t place any parameters around their creativity. The West Baltimore native has been a pivotal figure in his hometown’s hip-hop scene for a decade, starting as a battle rapper while still in high school. In the years following those embryonic stages, Butch’s artistry began to blossom as he developed his skills in constructing songs, producing for himself and others, while also finding innovative ways to promote what he and his peers were making. In the early half of the 2010ߣs, his music reflected the shit-talking, bounciness that rappers trying to get crowds to jump and down to their songs reflected at the time. But towards the middle of the decade, with songs like Red Leather Chair, his sound started to trend more towards a jazzy, melancholy direction where he was able to peel back his emotional layers in a way that he hadn’t before. As time progressed, Butch’s music has become a down-the-middle split between making you want to punch a hole through the wall and inspiring you to sit back and gather your thoughts about life, past, present and future.

And while his career evolved over this span of time, Butch was simultaneously helping usher in an alternative route for rappers trying to break out of Baltimore. He hails from the Pennsylvania Avenue section of West Baltimore, an area steeped in musical history. Clubs like the former Royal Theater regularly hosted Black musical icons like Billie Holiday and visiting artists as they hit the Chitlin’ Circuit. But during Butch’s lifetime, though still an essential part of Black Baltimore culture, Pennsylvania Avenue regressed into a shell of its former self, with the majority of nightlife destinations vanishing, while crime and dilapidation rose considerably. This pushed a young creative Butch who was hungry for inspiration to start looking past his neighborhood and other familiar parts of the city. What he found was Central Baltimore’s transplant-heavy alternative DIY scene, and it opened his mind to a new way to approach his work.

Getting into that scene helped me evolve artistically because, you know, I was more open to different shit, he says. Living in the hood and shit all day, you can be close-minded a little bit if you don’t go out and just see the world for yourself. So for me, just going out there and just seeing people soak all this music up, it allowed me to just open my mind creatively, and it made me become more experimental with my music.

As he was making his way in the alternative scene, tirelessly releasing collaborative projects with others in that orbit, establishing the Basement Rap collective with like-minded friends, and getting coverage from national music platforms, Butch was inspiring other kids from inner city Baltimore to spread their wings. It also made Baltimore a much more enticing destination for artists from elsewhere, like standout rapper and producer JPEGMAFIA who moved to the city in 2014 and began collaborating with Butch almost instantly. For this, Butch Dawson is already a pioneer, which makes his recent accomplishments all the more special.

In 2018, he released his breakout project Swamp Boy, an eight-track album that is the most complete representation of what makes him exceptional. It features songs like Division St. Blues, a somber ode to the street he grew up on and how it’s changed over the years. Around the same time, he began to model for and collaborate with fashion designer Telfar Clemens. In 2019, he followed Swamp Boy with Ollieworld, a more high octane project that felt like it was made with performing live in mind (he toured with JPEGMAFIA across North America that year). The majority of this was accomplished from Butch’s home studio in Baltimore. And now as he’s newly signed to Asylum Records, it feels like the rest of the world will finally be hip to the gifts that he’s been sharing for over ten years now.

Connect with Butch Dawson via Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Soundcloud.

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UPSAHL – Melatonin

UPSAHL Shows Off Her Musicality in New Stripped Version of Melatonin, Debut Album Out This October via Arista Records, To Perform at NYC’s Webster Hall & Los Angeles’ Fonda Theater Supporting Olivia O’Brien This Fall

WATCH THE MELATONIN VIDEO HERE

WATCH STRIPPED VERSION HERE

WATCH NEW LYRIC VIDEO HERE

Bold and brash, she holds nothing back – SPIN

An artist who’s as great at writing a hook as she is at singing one – BILLBOARD

Exudes an infectious sense of confidence that provides an aura of empowerment for her listeners – V MAGAZINE

Playful – PAPER

With a sharp voice and an even sharper pen, trailblazing iconoclast UPSAHL shares a reimagined, stripped down version of her bright, buoyant (Billboard) new single Melatonin, another tremendous example of her musical depth and prowess via Arista Records. As she sings earnestly of Insomnia, the track glides between dreamy production swells to a danceable funk bassline. Her voice ebbs and flows with stark confessions, I think I had too much to drink and I got issues in my mind, and I gotta face ‘em.

The hook instantly captivates you, exemplifying UPSAHL’s witty songwriting craft. Insomnia now has a bop of its own. If sleeplessness sounds this appealing, who wants to go to bed anyway, Billboard muses. READ MORE HERE

I wrote ‘Melatonin’ shortly after the breakup that inspired my song ‘Douchebag,’ UPSAHL explains. I wasn’t sleeping. I was super anxious and had crazy insomnia. Melatonin is about being so overwhelmed with your emotions that you can’t even escape your problems in your dreams. That said, I wanted people to be able to dance in their dreams and have a little fun while they can’t sleep, so we made the production feel like a party!

MORE VIA PAPER HERE

On the visuals, she added, The director, George Gallardo, and I wanted to show what ‘sleep paralysis’ would look like as a person, someone who can make your best dreams feel dark. I go on a journey with this sleep paralysis character, ultimately leading to a nightmare. In the beginning, the character is sexy. I’m intrigued, just like a new romantic relationship. Once I’m taken into this dream world, which seems like an escape at first, shit begins to hit the fan. This character figuratively and literally kicks my ass! Even though the video is quite literally about anxiety in dreams, I think the arc of it is very similar to the arc of failed relationships. They can start off amazing, but when they end, it can fuck you up.

UPSAHL recently announced a run of fall dates across the U.S. opening for Olivia OߣBrien kicking off August 30th at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. She will also make her first-ever headline show debut at the Courtyard Theatre in London this fall on October 12th. 

Happy Endings, UPSAHL’s recent collaboration with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and iann dior,  climbed up to #9 on the Alternative Top 40 Radio Chart. She also logged a second entry with her feature on DREAMERS’ Palm Reader with Big Boi currently sitting at #28 on the chart. Additional highlights include her breakout hit Drugs eclipsing 100 million streams followed by People I Don’t Like at 50 million streams.

UPSAHL’s full-length debut album is due out this October. More info to follow.

About UPSAHL

Early in her career, UPSAHL released songs which gained much-deserved recognition throughout the Phoenix music scene. As a graduate of the Arizona School for the Arts, she went on to ignite a groundswell of fan adoration and tastemaker praise by way of numerous indie alternative gems. Can You Hear Me Now achieved a palpable viral buzz followed by the widely praised single Drugs, which has been used in nearly 2,000,000 TikTok videos, reaching #6 on the TikTok Viral Chart and #1 Sound on the TikTok Trends Chart. It has also been featured in clips posted by the likes of James Charles, Charly Jordan, Alex French, Jason Derulo, and more. Drugs led to a momentous year for the up-and-coming indie-pop queen, according to Alternative Press.

2019 saw UPSAHL take the stage at Lollapalooza and support acts including PVRIS, Joywave, BROODS, and Young the Giant. Additionally, YouTube claimed UPSAHL as their Artist on the Rise, Nylon proclaimed, She’s on her rock star ish, and NME declared she has a knack for fusing fizzy hooks with her drawling delivery of pithy lyrics. The result, her vibrant alt-pop bops.

2020 was a standout year for UPSAHL, releasing her second EP Young Life Crisis, which Billboard crowned as one of the top 25 pop albums of 2020. Earlier in the year, UPSAHL undertook her first co-write on Good in Bed for Dua Lipa’s GRAMMY Award winning blockbuster, Future Nostalgia, and recently lent her pen to Madison Beer on her fiery single BOYSHIT, as well as Mike Shinoda’s upbeat anthem Happy Endings, which features her and iann dior. Complete with throwback alternative vibes and her signature unfiltered lyricism, UPSAHL’s new singles Douchebag and Melatonin are out now, off of her highly anticipated full-length debut album due out in October 2021.

Connect with UPSAHL via their website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok.