Artists

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From his groundbreaking debut Worlds to his "Shelter" collaboration with Madeon and his early 2000s love letter as Virtual Self, PORTER ROBINSON has proven himself to be one of the most dynamic artists in the electronic genre right now.  On Saturday, June 15, he will unveil his next endeavor - PORTER ROBINSON'S MULTIVERSE FESTIVAL.  Presented by Goldenvoice, MULTIVERSE will be a one-of-a-kind unique event for his fans set to take place at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park (MHSP) in the Bay Area of Northern California.

Toronto, Canada’s jam funk hybrid After Funk have been touring all over the US in support of their newest album, Santa Barbara, bringing a refreshing live show to both west and east coast, and musical spots in between. Bridgeport, CT’s The Acoustic Cafe was one such lucky place to get a stop on this extensive cross-country tour, last Thursday evening.

Critically acclaimed blues maverick, Shane Dwight, will pull you into his house by the ear after the first chord of No One Loves Me Better out on Red Parlor Records out on April 5, 2019. This esteemed independent label has long been a champion of music’s best songwriters, and Dwight is no exception. This new collection of songs is some of his most personal yet – gut-wrenching, and heartbreaking to date. The story of a man finding love, committing a crime, and wanting redemption runs deep in Shane’s songs.

Sky Blue, a collection of unreleased songs by one of the most celebrated songwriters of the twentieth century, is a time capsule that Townes Van Zandt created forty-six years ago, and we’re only now just unearthing and opening it to find the treasures inside. Scheduled for release by TVZ Records and Fat Possum Records on March 7, 2019—which would have been his 75th birthday—this album shows the artist working out some of his most iconic songs in an intimate, comfortable setting with one of his lifelong confidantes.

British Columbia’s husky-voiced award-winning bluesman Harpdog Brown is set to release his anticipated new album, For Love & Money, on April 26th.  Produced by JUNO Award winner Steve Dawson, the triple Maple Blues Award winner takes Chicago blues down to New Orleans for a unique and vibrant sound, tinted with shades of Louis Jordan, Sonny Boy Williamson, Louis Armstrong, and the greats of Chess and Sun Records.

Rising heartland-rockers The Artisanals have just announced dates for their 2019 North American spring tour. The quintet proudly released their debut self-titled album The Artisanals last fall and have been relentlessly touring ever since. They started off the year with a four-week tour throughout Europe, and in two weeks, they will begin their North American spring tour.

Downtown New York City saw the return of an amazing yearly musical event this past weekend, The Tree of Life Benefit. Created by music lover and activist Robert S. Rosman and his family, Tree of Life gathers big names of the metro jam scene and beyond to deliver memorable nights of collaborative music in an intimate setting. It all raises funds for Ferncliff Manor, a school specializing in the care and treatment of individuals with disabilities.

After Funk is very pleased to announce that their debut LP Santa Barbara was released on February 22nd, 2019. “Face In The Crowd”, the first single, can now be heard here.

Americana band The High Plains Drifters have premiered the music video for their debut single "Virginia," a classic rock track about longing to reignite the spark with an old flame. PRESS HERE to watch.

Seemingly everywhere during women’s month are festival line ups coming out that boast of over half of the acts are female. Efforts to see females represented and reflecting the true population of society are growing ever present in the hearts and minds of music lovers.  Will these festivals simply stretch out the current all-female bands available or will they continue to create an atmosphere that will be welcoming for new women musicians to join the party? As more and more women dominated acts grow to visibility, one such contender is Fox Crossing String Band.