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JASON ALDEAN – REARVIEW TOWN

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“It’s about putting things behind you...things that have held you down...and looking ahead,” said Aldean of REARVIEW TOWN’s title track. “When you look at my career and the personal experiences I’ve gone through, it really seemed like a fitting title for this record and it’s one of the best songs I’ve ever recorded. It was important to me to pick songs that have substance to them, I’m more conscious of that these days.” Long a maestro of up-tempo stompers, Aldean kicks off REARVIEW TOWN with “Dirt to Dust” and “Set It Off,” an epic one-two punch of dirty guitars and undeniable hooks with razor-sharp production. Heading for traditional Country on the standout lost love lament “Drowns the Whiskey” featuring Miranda Lambert, the track is remarkably understated in its arrangement, but it’s saturated in well-worn emotions. On “Better At Being Who I Am,” Aldean lends a nuanced, knowing delivery to the breakup ...

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JOHN PRINE – THE TREE OF FORGIVENESS

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The highly-anticipated album, The Tree of Forgiveness, is Prine’s first collection of new material since 2005’s Grammy-winning Fair and Square. Rather than going out on a limb, Prine cultivated the themes that have brought international acclaim since the 1970s. For example, he can take a topic like loneliness and make it funny (“Knockin’ on Your Screen Door”) or heartbreaking (“Summers End”). Perfectly aligned with his quirkiest songs, “The Lonesome Friends of Science” makes its point through the characters he calls “those bastards in the white lab coats who experiment with mountain goats,” as well as the discredited planet Pluto and the towering Vulcan statue in Birmingham, Alabama. Prine teamed with Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb to record in Nashville’s historic Studio A, enlisting friends like Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires to sing along. The songs are new, although some had waited to be finished for decades, like a co-write with Phil Spector called “God Only Knows.” Another incomplete song, “I Have Met My Love Today,” ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES – BURN IT DOWN

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“BURN IT DOWN” IS A MUSCULAR TOUR-DE-FORCE, A TORNADO OF POUNDING DRUMS, PULVERIZING BASS, SCREAMING GUITARS AND INYOUR-FACE RAWVOCALS. EVOKING THE BEST OF 70S ROCK, WITH MOMENTS OF BIRMINGHAM’S FINEST, BLENDED WITH THE EARLY WORKSOF BOSTON’S BEST, “BURN IT DOWN” WILL DO JUST THAT: BURN DOWN EVERYTHING IN IT’S PATH UNTIL THERE IS NOTHING LEFT STANDING. Recorded in Nashville with Marti Frederiksen at the helm, the band finished their 4th studio album “Burn It Down” in December, with Anthony Focx once again handling the mix and mastering legend Howie Weinberg adding his magic. With Deen joining the bands line-up to record the new Album, The Dead Daisies are: Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream), Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy), Deen Castronovo (Bad English, Journey) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink). One thing is for certain: within a short amount of time, The Dead Daisies have made a massive ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN – EMBER

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EMBER is Breaking Benjamin's 6th studio album and is the follow up 2015’s DARK BEFORE DAWN, which debuted #1 on Billboard's Top 200, spun off three No. 1 rock radio tracks, “Failure” and “Angels Fall,” as well as their latest hit single “Never Again.”

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PENTATONIX – PTX PRESENTS TOP POP VOL. 1

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Three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-Platinum-selling artist Pentatonix will release PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I April 13th via RCA Records. The inaugural release for the group’s PTX Presents series will feature 11 PTX-curated modern pop performances, including an arrangement of Camila Cabello’s “Havana.” The track has already surpassed 10 million video views.

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Trivia 2018 # 15

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Trivia 2018 # 15

April 13 ~ 1973 - David Bowie - Aladdin Sane is release April 14 ~ 1932 - Country singer Loretta Lynn is born ~ 1945 - Richie Blackmore of Deep Purple, Rainbow & Blackmore's Night fame, was born April 15 ~ 1894 - Famed jazz blues singer Bessie Smith was born. (Highly recommend the movie `Bessie`starring Queen Latifah`) April 16 ~ 1939 - Blue eyed soul singer Dusty Springfield was born ~ 1947 - Gerry Rafferty was born. Scottish singer-songwriter known for his solo hits "Baker Street", "Right Down the Line" and "Night Owl", as well as "Stuck in the Middle with You" recorded with the band Stealers Wheel. April 17 ~ 1973 - Eagles - Deperado album was released April 18 ~ 1975 - ZZ Top - Fandango! album was released April 19 ~ 1986 - Prince ascends to the top of the charts with "Kiss". Released as the lead single from Prince and The Revolution's eighth studio album, Parade in 1986. It was ...

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Toes Tappin April First Friday

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Toes Tappin April First Friday

April’s First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey With The Casuals Saturday April 7, 2018 Vibrant Harmony Singing Gets The Toes-A-Tappin’ by Brian Hay Solid and basically faultless rhythm playing that wasn’t quite straight out of textbooks didn’t hurt either. The Casuals found a pocket early on and projected everything clearly from its centre. It’s a guess but, as their set progressed, there was a sense the cues were being set up by guitarist Bill Hines and not their rhythm players. The concept is great … when it works. If it isn’t done perfectly the energy falls out of the music faster than a skydiver who forgot about the parachute but when it is there’s not much that can stand beside it. The Rolling Stones and the Who came up with two of the most exciting rhythm sections on record with Keith Moon taking cues from Pete Townshend while Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts wove magic ...

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30 SECONDS TO MARS – AMERICA

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Thirty Seconds to Mars, comprised of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic hail from Los Angeles, CA. The band's eponymous debut album, 30 Seconds to Mars, was released in 2002 and remains a cult favorite. They went on to achieve worldwide success with the release of their second album A Beautiful Lie (2005), which sold over 5 million copies. Their next release was This Is War in 2009. The recording process of the album was marked by a legal dispute with record label EMI that eventually became the subject of the award winning and acclaimed documentary film Artifact (2012). Thirty Seconds to Mars then released the fourth album, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams (2013), to critical and commercial success. The band has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and sells out arenas and stadiums globally. Thirty Seconds to Mars has received numerous awards and accolades throughout their career, including a dozen MTV Awards, a Billboard Music Award and a Guinness ...

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JEFF BECK – LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

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In the summer of 2016, guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck celebrated 50 years of his musical career with an extraordinary concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl. Beck set the stage ablaze with incredible live versions of “For Your Love”, “Beck’s Bolero”, “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers”, “Big Block”, “Over Under Sideways Down”, “A Day In The Life”, “Blue Wind”, and more. The night also included a legendary list of special guests including Steven Tyler, Billy F. Gibbons, Jan Hammer, Beth Hart, Jimmy Hall and Buddy Guy and concluded with a group encore of “Purple Rain” in honor of Prince.  

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ROYAL WOOD – EVER AFTER THE FAREWELL

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From one of the most accomplished singer songwriters in Canada, Royal Wood’s highly  anticipated new album Ever After The Farewell is available internationally April 6, 2018, on Outside Music. Life has a way of knocking on our door on the days we least expect it. For singer  songwriter Royal Wood, life knocked pretty damn hard. For in the same year that he lost his father to illness, he also fell in love and got married. “Life showed me first hand that I had never felt true grief before, nor did I understand love either until now. It’s been a year of true paradigm shifts.” As an artist, Royal channeled these polar opposite emotions into his new album Ever After The Farewell. Recorded in London, UK, with Jamie Scott (known for his work with renowned artists like Rag’n Bone Man, Michael Kiwanuka, Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran), Royal’s album is not only deeply inspired ...

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