GEAR NEWS

XILS announces StiX

Xils-Lab this week announced the pending release of version 1.0 (now in final BETA), of its latest creation, a new take on the venerable...

NEW MUSIC

Paula Cole Kickstarter Project

Singer/songwriter Paula Cole is funding her new album from the ground up on Kickstarter. Recently Cole launched her campaign to fund an 8th studio album, to be called "Ballads," which she described on her funding page as so: "Ballads" is a weaving of American roots music.

REVIEWS

Lisa Margaroli

REVIEW: A Southern California band formed in 2014 from local seasoned musicians, called "The Usual Suspects," is rocking fans with delicate flavors of the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Todd Rundgren, and Tower of Power for a unique recipe.

FEATURED INTERVIEWS

COLUMN: You are driving through town, one eye on the traffic and the other on the stereo, when suddenly you hear something every musician...

INTERVIEW: Writing and producing songs, composing film themes, and creating music for advertising are distinct art forms. Or perhaps they are commercial enterprises. Or...

WHAT'S NEW ON MUSEWIRE

Mission Music

Mission Music, a New Jersey-based nonprofit agency that provides underserved youth with access to musical instruments and lessons regardless of their ability to pay, is donating a half dozen acoustic guitars to The Village of Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia, Pa.
Empty Box of Wine

Los Angeles-based filmmaker, and chart-topping music artist, Michael C. Perry recently announced that his film “Empty Box of Wine” has been selected for the 2016 San Francisco Frozen Film Festival July 21-23. Perry is the lead singer in the band, Jour Majesty, who last year rose to #2 on the indie folk charts; his entry into the film festival accompanies the upcoming Jour Majesty album, “Empty Box of Wine.”
Paula Cole Kickstarter Project

Singer/songwriter Paula Cole is funding her new album from the ground up on Kickstarter. Recently Cole launched her campaign to fund an 8th studio album, to be called "Ballads," which she described on her funding page as so: "Ballads" is a weaving of American roots music.
The South Austin Moonlighters

The South Austin Moonlighters will be releasing "Ghost of a Small Town," which features 13 brand new songs including their new single "You, Love and Me." The South Austin Moonlighters are regulars in most of the finer honky-tonks, listening rooms and venues throughout Texas.
Whiskey Dick comedy CD

Uproar Entertainment recently announced Steven Briggs' first comedy CD "Whiskey Dick." Recorded in front of a live audience at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Washington, this CD "introduces a new kind of comedic voice, one which can't be placed into any particular box."
The Blue Danes

Chicago-based alternative-rock band, The Blue Danes have released their debut album “Invisible and Untouchable” on the Loki Valhalla Productions record label. This haunting lyrical masterpiece includes the highly anticipated release of the popular single "Beautiful and Sad," which has earned over 26,000 YouTube views.
SAG7 Virtual Front Man

Who really needs a live front man? It is rare when something unique appears on the music scene but SAG7 may be truly one-of-a-kind by being a self-help movement and a musical group. Their first single, "Forget You," which features live musicians and vocalists with a virtual lead singer called Sagittarius A * and the participation of best-selling author Natascha Kampusch, is part of an ongoing movement to raise human potentiality.
CAMMO Music Program

Building on the success of its 2015 partnership, CAMMO, the Center for American Military Music Opportunities, is again joining forces with The Collective Sound (TCS) youth music program to offer an exciting summer experience for two children of active duty military personnel. CAMMO is hoping to send one student to TCS' Costa Mesa, Calif., camp and another to the camp in Barcelona, Spain. Deadline June 21.
Sally Sparks performing with the Haken Continuum

For fans of multi-dimensional MIDI controllers, and true performance instruments in favor of grid controllers, the first (annual?) Haken Continuum Conference has been announced...
XILS announces StiX

Xils-Lab this week announced the pending release of version 1.0 (now in final BETA), of its latest creation, a new take on the venerable...