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The Avett Brothers Debut New Music

 The Avett Brothers took the stage on Late Night with Seth Meyers to debut a new soon to be released song “Roses and Sacrifice.” Watch HERE.

The Grammy-nominated band is set to headline the Concert for Hurricane Florence Relief at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC on Tuesday November 13th. The Avett Brothers recently released their Red Rocks dates (July 5-7) for 2019, see full tour dates HERE.

Jesse Palter-The Paper Trail

Detroit born, LA based, prolific singer/songwriter Jesse Palter releases debut EP The Paper Trail October 22 on Artistry Music, featuring five tracks of aggressive, piano-pounding pop/rock in the vein of Carole King, Sarah McLachlan and Sara Bareilles. The first single going to radio is “Heavy Is The Crown,” an edgy, incisive pop-rocker examining narcisscism and victim-hood at is best.  Check it out here.

Comments Palter: “All of these songs are paving the way towards establishing myself as an artist and songwriter. My approach throughout this project was to find a way to capture a full snapshot of my life and what I’ve been going through. This is the beginning of what I hope will be a long, fulfilling journey.”

Palter, who launched her career in Detroit and Chicago before moving to Los Angeles to focus on her development as a pop artist, was supported in her sound and overall vision by producer Doug Petty, a veteran keyboardist who has worked with Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Nick Lachey and Lisa Loeb, among others. Petty kept the integrity of Palter’s songs from demo stage through the various layers and textures brought forth to compliment her unique artistry. A high caliber of studio musicians played on the project including bassists Tim Lefebvre and Alex Al and drummers Matt Chamberlain and Aaron Sterling.

With The Paper Trail EP, Palter has committed herself to the discipline of perfecting the craft of songwriting. She focused on strengthening her creative muscles to discover what melodies, lyrics and chord changes work best, allowing herself to be vulnerable, brave and brutally honest at the same time. The songs are autobiographical, representing her life and what’s she’s been through.

Palter launched her jazz career as a teenager, performing oboe and trumpet in the school jazz band. She connected with singer/songwriter Andrew Gold (“Thank You For Being A Friend”), who brought her to Nashville to work on original material and record a demo, which generated interest with several major labels. At 15, she began working with the Grammy-winning production team the Bass Brothers (Eminem). Her skill for improvisational singing and a developing passion for legendary jazz vocalists, led to her shift towards jazz. She studied at the University Of Michigan as a jazz and contemplative studies major.

Her eclectic musical upbringing includes exposure to a wide array of music that inspired her to deeply respect the art of great songs and songwriters, from Carole King and Joni Mitchell, to Prince, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and The Beatles. Music and singing was always in her blood. Her grandmother, Doris Raynor, was once an opera prodigy in NY.

In early 2019, Artistry Music will follow up The Paper Trail EP with the single “Sever The Ties” and a full-length debut album.

Platinum Recording Artist Leroy Sanchez

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Leroy Sanchez will embark on a 14-city tour, kicking off October 17 in Los Angeles, CA in support of his new single and video, “Preacher,” set to release in partnership with BroadbandTV (BBTV) on all digital streaming platforms October 19. Select dates are in support of multi-platinum recording artist Andy Grammar’s national “The Good Parts” tour. Tickets are now available at www.leroysanchez.com. 

I have never felt so strongly about a song or the vision for it. It shows a very personal side of me that I’ve never shown before. It’s not easy to be vulnerable in front of an audience, but being honest and facing our weaknesses is what makes us stronger,” says Sanchez.

Preacher premieres on YouTube on October 19 and is now available to pre-save on Spotifyand Apple

Sanchez’s 2017 debut EP “Elevated” has garnered over 10 million digital streams (and growing), earning him two Teen Choice Award nominations and an opportunity to perform with Clean Bandit on the 2017 broadcast. The release of his debut single Man Of The Year received praise from Billboard and People.

In addition to having over 3.8 million subscribers on YouTube, Sanchez’s accolades include two Platinum-certified singles in Spain – Blas Canto’s “El No Soy” and Malu’s “Invisible.”

Over the past 18 months Leroy has grown a devoted fan base performing 100+ shows in over 20 countries, including sold out headline shows in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Amsterdam, London, San Francisco, Cologne, Madrid, and San Diego. Additionally, he has toured and worked with many notable industry hit makers, including Machine Gun Kelly, where he’s featured on the rapper’s track “Gone”, and now multi-platinum recording pop artist Andy Grammar. 

BLONDIE’s Chris Stein’s Photo Book

Blondie’s Chris Stein has released POINT OF VIEW: ME, NEW YORK CITY, AND THE PUNK SCENE, his latest photo book – out now. Following in the footsteps of the successful Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk, this newest book is a highly personal and visually arresting collection of Stein’s photographs which captures an important, but fading chapter in Manhattan’s history – complete with candid photographs of pop-culture icons – through his insider lens. PRESS HERE to purchase.

 

For the duration of the 1970s-from his days as a student at the School of Visual Arts to founding member of the era-defining band Blondie and the architect of its success with lead singer Debbie Harry, to his subsequent reign at the epicenter of punk’s golden age-Chris Stein kept an unrivaled photographic record of the downtown New York City scene. Focusing mainly on a single decade in Stein‘s own world, the images presented here take us from self-portraits in his run-down East-Village apartment to evocative streetscape shots in all their most longed-for romance and dereliction.

 

An eclectic cast of cultural characters-from William Burroughs and Lydia Lunch to Debbie Harry and Andy Warhol to Basquiat and Shepard Fairey-is captured during this moment in time, juxtaposed with children sitting on stoops, torn-down blocks, the graffiti-ridden subway, and the burgeoning club scene of the Bowery.

 

At once a chronicle of one music icon’s life among his punk and New-Wave heroes and peers, and a love letter to the city that was the backdrop and inspiration for those scenes, POINT OF VIEW captures the cultural and social ethos of the 1970s. While Stein is credited with helping to shape the sound and the look of pop culture for more than four decades, POINT OF VIEW is a thrilling reminder of Stein’s brilliance as a photographer and documentarian of the New York City music scene and beyond.

 

About the Author: Chris Stein is the co-founder, songwriter and guitarist of the iconic punk band Blondie. The band’s 11th studio album, Pollinator, was named one of Rolling Stone‘s 20 Best Pop Albums of 2017. Chris’ photographic work has been featured in galleries and press around the world, and published in the successful book Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk (Rizzoli). Beyond his era-defining music with Blondie, he has collaborated with a host of artists over the years, including Andy Warhol, Basquiat, William Burroughs, Devo, Glenn O’Brien, and Shepard Fairey.

House Full Of Toys

Icon and Superstar, STEVIE WONDER returns to STAPLES Center for his 22nd Annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert on Sunday, December 9, 2018.
I want to personally invite you to my Song Party a celebration of life, love & music. Now, more than ever, we need a Song Party, cause love’s in need of love today. So, get ready for you and your dancing spirit to have the time of your life, said Wonder.
House Full of Toys will benefit, children, people with disabilities and families in need. Concertgoers are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or unwrapped gift of joy. Your charitable gift is 100% tax deductible since no goods or services will be provided in consideration for your gift. Stevie’s We Are You Foundation, is a nonprofit organization.
Stevie Wonder is one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music having received numerous awards and honors including 25 Grammy Awards, the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. His humanitarian efforts are world known. He is the youngest recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and is a Commander of France’s National Order of Arts and Letters. Stevie has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and is a designated U.N. Messenger of Peace with special focus on persons with disabilities.
Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 26th at 10am (PDT)

Jessie James Decker Talks Weight

BE SURE TO CATCH THIS INTERVIEW AND MORE ON E! NEWS TONIGHT AT 7PM ET/PT!

The “Boots” singer reveals how much weight she gained while pregnant with Forrest and tells how she stays fit while on tour. 

https://www.youtube.com/embed/6RoSzUziGHY

HERMOSA BEACH RE-CREATING

Hermosa Beach is re-creating the movie magic on its iconic pier by temporarily installing and lighting the 12 vintage-style street lamps that illuminated La La Land actor Ryan Gosling’s sunset stroll on the pier in the movie. The Lighthouse Cafe, a Hermosa Beach nightclub that served as the scene for jazz performances in the movie, is providing jazz musicians to perform on the pier for the lamp lighting nightly on Oct. 24, 25 and 26.
The Lighthouse Cafe is considered the epicenter of the West Coast jazz movement, hosting performances by many of the legendary jazz greats, including Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Chet Baker.
The lighting ceremonies and nightly jazz performances are previews for La La Land Day at the Beach on Oct. 27, when the City and Kinecta Federal Credit Union will host a celebration of the Academy Award winning movie and the City’s connections to jazz history. La La Land Day at the Beach will feature performances by the Lou Giovanetti Jazz Orchestra and professional dancers from 5-7 p.m. Friends of the Parks will then provide a free screening of the award-winning movie on a beachfront screen at 7:30 p.m.

Halloween Trends on YouTube

You might notice some familiar names with the Top 10 most popular costumes on YouTube this year: Two years after the release of Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn continues to show up as a popular costume idea on YouTube, while Disney characters Elsa and Anna from Frozen made their way back onto the list again (after dropping out in 2017). And, in parallel to its massive success on YouTube overall, Fortnite-themed costumes have broken into the Top 10 Halloween list this year, with costumes ideas from the game trending globally as well as in the US, UK, and Canada.

This year, we also took a closer look at which trending costumes are new to 2018’s ranking. Most notably: Fortnite, Stranger Things, and Mario Bros are trending this year, likely due to continued popularity around their corresponding games and titles.  Hocus Pocus-inspired costume ideas are also spiking in terms of views, just in time for the 25th anniversary of the movie’s debut. Here’s a look at some newcomers, ranked by views:

FETTY LUCIANO PREMIERES NEW VIDEO

Brooklyn MC Fetty Luciano, one of the next-generation of Def Jam artists headlining the ongoing 6-campus Undisputed Tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, releases his first Def Jam video today, for his current single, “On The Wall” featuring Bobby Shmurda.

“On the Wall,” featuring an unreleased hook by Shmurda, is one of two Ricobeats-produced singles – along with “FASHO” featuring Atlanta’s Gunna – that are currently heating up the Urban stratosphere. Both will be included on STORY TO TELL, Fetty’s first Def Jam mixtape, dropping Friday, October 26th. The tracks show­case Fetty’s ability to adapt to different styles: With “On the Wall,” he’s aggressive and in-your-face. On “FASHO,” he utilizes Auto-Tune as an artistic tool to brag about getting to the shmoney.

Fetty Luciano was recently profiled by Brick Magazine for an in-depth article titled “Winning.” He told Brick, “I’m trans­forming. I’m becoming a better man day by day, a better person.” He revealed plans to make a film about his life, get into modeling, and open a strip club. “The more money I get, the more I’m gonna work. I wanna be wealthy. I wanna live a lavish lifestyle – so there’s no let ups! I can’t let Bobby and Rowdy down. I can’t let my father down. I can’t let my friends down. People wanna see me win and I have to win.”

Fetty Luciano is part of the powerful roster of next-generation stars – also including Beau Young PrinceBobby SessionsCasanovaDanileigh, and YK Osiris – being presented by Def Jam Recordings in collaboration with DTLR | VILLA and Levi Strauss & Co., on DTLR’s 5th annual HBCU tour. The complete itinerary for the 6-campus Undisputed Tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities is as follows:

Electro-Pop Duo Cherub

Nashville based electro-pop duo Cherub release new track ‘So What’ today. Click HERE to listen!

‘So What’ follows on the heels of their single and music video for ‘Want That’, which premiered Complex last month. The music video also marked the directorial debut for Jason Huber of Cherub.

Cherub is currently on their Free Form Tour 2018 that will hit 40 cities across North America by the time is wraps in Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Workson & December 14th. The duo are joined by female electronic artist Maddy O’Neal as the opener. See routing below and click HERE for more information. Stay tuned for more dates coming soon!

Earlier this year, the duo released tracks including Dancin’ Shoes and All In which was Cherub’s return after the release of their sophomore album, Bleed Gold, Piss Excellence in the Fall of 2016.