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Consequence of Sound Names King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizzard Band of the Year

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On the heels of a transformative and ultra-productive 2017 (releasing five studio albums) Melbourne's King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will return to the U.S. and Canada this spring for a major cross-country tour hitting nineteen cities including Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The band will play their largest venues to date such as LA's Hollywood Palladium, San Francisco's Warfield Theatre, and NYC's Brooklyn Steel.

As promised at the beginning of the year, King Gizzard successfully released an unprecedented five studio albums in 2017 with the release of Gumboot Soup arriving this past New Year's Eve. 2017's other previous four records - February's Flying Microtonal Banana, June's Murder of the Universe, August's Sketches of Brunswick East and November's Polygondwanaland - have all received critical acclaim and contributed to a whirlwind year for the band. Some benchmarks include their first Coachella performance, their worldwide TV debut on Conan and headlining sold-out shows at landmark venues including two nights at Chicago's Lincoln Hall, two nights at New York City's Webster Hall and San Francisco's The Fillmore.

In years to come, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will be judged not by their separate albums, but by a body of work where themes, melodies, motifs, riffs, and ideas resurface and recur, each album peeling back a layer of the onion to glimpse at past and future alike.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats On Stax Records

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On March 9th, Stax Records will release Tearing at the Seams, the highly anticipated new album from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Tearing at the Seams follows the band’s critically and commercially lauded, self-titled debut album, which is certified Gold in the U.S., Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands, Platinum in Canada, and Silver in the U.K.

You Worry Me, the lead single from the new album, has premiered worldwide today, In addition to the 12-track standard edition, Tearing at the Seams will be available in a 14-track deluxe edition that features two bonus tracks and exclusive photos. Vinyl editions include the (2-disc, 180gram) 12-track standard edition and the (2-disc, 180gram) 14-track deluxe edition, which features an exclusive photo book and special 7” single. Initial writing and recording sessions for Tearing at the Seams took place in Rodeo, New Mexico, where Rateliff & The Night Sweats re-established their dynamic off the stage and in the studio.

“For the first record, I demo’ed everything up and created most of the parts,” said Rateliff. “This time, I felt like we’ve all spent so much time on the road that we should all go off somewhere together. We should all have that experience together.”

Nashville’s Moon Taxi Release Good as Gold

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Nashville’s own alt-rock-five-piece band, Moon Taxi, has released their new song, Good As Gold off their highly anticipated fifth studio album, Let The Record Play, which is set for release on January 19th via RCA Records. The feel-good anthem will have everyone ready to dance for days with its use of upbeat horns and keys. The band also released a lyric video for the track. Click here to listen/buy/watch.

Good As Gold, as well as Let The Record Play, and single, Two High, are available as instant-grat tracks when fans pre-order the upcoming album. Pre-order is available at all digital retailers here. Good As Gold, the most recent instant-grat track, has already become a fan favorite with over 1.5 million streams on Spotify in less than a month, available here.

“Good as Gold is a song about empowerment. It’s about reaching that moment, that place where all your hard work pays off. It’s no coincidence that we wrote it as the Nashville Predators were fighting for the Stanley Cup last season. Team colors inspired the lyrics for sure,” says Wes Bailey (keyboardist).

The Fugitives Coming to Hugh’s Room Live

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The Fugitives are a modern folk group based out of Vancouver, BC. They have released three full length albums and two EPs, with a new full length, “The Promise of Strangers”, released last fall. Recent highlights include touring to twelve countries, being nominated for multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards and a Western Canadian Music Award for Best Roots Album, opening for Buffy Sainte-Marie across Western Canada, and playing UK’s Glastonbury Festival.

When not touring as musicians, current frontmen and songwriters Brendan McLeod and Adrian Glynn are active in other artistic pursuits. McLeod is an award winning novelist and former Canadian SLAM poetry champion, while Glynn is a working actor who received rave reviews for his role in Chelsea Hotel, a play based on the songs and poems of Leonard Cohen. Their band is similarly eclectic, boasting prominent former members like Mark Berube and CR Avery, and current violinist/vocalist Ali Romanow, a singer-songwriter in her own right, and multi-instrumentalist Steve Charles.

Tribe Royal to Showcase in Ottawa with Special Guests Lux

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Ottawa has a best-kept secret that is about to be a well-known fact. Tribe Royal, with their sophomore album “Colours of the Sun’, is a breath of fresh air in the indie market.

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, Tribe Royal will be hitting the stage at the Babylon Nightclub, along with their special guests LUX. Tickets are only $10 to see two smoking hot bands.

Tribe Royal garnered attention last year with their release of their first single, “Wasting Time” and then again when they performed for the RBC Bluesfest with Sam Roberts.

Tribe Royal consists of Terry O’Brien, voice and guitar, Chris Kerwin, voice and guitar, bassist and vocalist Bram Al-Najjar and drummer Mike Giamberardino.

In O’Brien’s words, “I love playing 60s-style pop songs that are done in under two minutes but I also love longer, jammier deep-feel stuff. With us, it really is a balance trying to get everything in there without compromise.”

Canadian Icon George Olliver to Receive the Cashbox Canada Legacy Award

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George Olliver is a Canadian musical institution. Audiences have been raving about his stage show for years. He has been described as a dynamic performer, great soulful voice and probably the best showman in Canada! What is often overlooked is that he is a prolific writer, producer, and successful recording artist. Olliver's career shot to stardom as the lead singer of the now legendary R&B band Mandala, with TOP TEN hits "Opportunity" and "Give and Take".

Nicknamed "The Blue-Eyed Prince of Soul" he has remained one of the most popular performers on the Canadian music scene. George's extensive touring over the years has brought him international success, acknowledged by fans and industry critics alike. Having performed on tours with such acts as The Who, Rolling Stones, Cream, George learned the importance of live performance.

Moving on into the seventies, Olliver formed Natural Gas with the bands self-titled album, charting in the TOP 10 in Canada and TOP 50 in the U.S.

Album Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues Out Now

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Fresh off the success of the critically acclaimed album,Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues, 36 Chambers ALC has released a remix to the original track, Hood Go Bang, which now features Redman, Method Man, Raekwon, Mathematics, and U-God. The Saga Continues is now a complete project highlighting every member of Wu on the Mathematics-helmed album, with the final addition of U-God's distinct vocals on the track. Get this remixed banger today on all major streaming platforms .

Previously, a music video for the track, People Say , was released via Complex.com. Watch the video here .

36 Chambers ALC is a lifestyle company founded by RZA and Mustafa Shaikh to house innovative efforts in the music, art, fashion, and literary spaces. The highly successful Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues was the company's inaugural musical release.

www.wutangclan.com

For more information please contact: Indoor Recess Inc.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

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Sony Music proudly announced the release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring music by Henry Jackman. The soundtrack to the new film by Jake Kasdan was released on December 15th. The film will be released in Canada and the US on December 20th, 2017.

ABOUT JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE:
In the brand-new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the game has changed as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they've never heard of, they decide to play and are immediately thrust into the game's jungle setting, in the bodies of the avatar characters they chose (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan). What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - Jumanji plays you. To win, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they'll be stuck in the game forever...
Directed by Jake Kasdan, the screenplay is by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner with a screen story by Chris McKenna, based on the book Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg. The film is produced by Matt Tolmach and William Teitler.

France Bids Farewell Rock Icon Johnny Hallyday

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France is bidding farewell to its biggest rock star, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an exceptional funeral procession down the Champs-Elysees, a presidential speech and a parade of motorcyclists -- all under intense security.

Few figures in French history have earned a send-off as elaborate as the one Saturday for the man sometimes dubbed the French Elvis. It was ordered by President Emmanuel Macron -- a Hallyday fan himself, like generations of others across the French-speaking world.

Hallyday's death Wednesday at age 74 after fighting lung cancer unleashed emotion across the country, where the man known to the public simply as Johnny had been an icon for more than half a century.

Johnny HalladayJohnny HalladayFans chanting "Johnny! Johnny!" massed in Paris as the funeral cortege headed past his home in a Paris suburb near Versailles to Napoleon's Arc de Triomphe monument. The procession will then head down the Champs-Elysees, through the Place de la Concorde plaza on the Seine River, and then to the columned Madeleine Church.

Adding a rock touch to the pomp-filled event, hundreds of motorcyclists came to Paris to join the procession.

Stony Plain Records Signs Acclaimed Roots/Guitarist/Singer Sue Foley

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Stony Plain Records announces the signing of acclaimed roots guitarist/singer Sue Foley and will release her label debut CD, The Ice Queen, on March 2, 2018.

Produced by Mike Flanigin, who also plays organ on the new disc, The Ice Queen was recorded at Firestation Studios in San Marcos, Texas. Joining Sue Foley as special guests is a trio of legendary Texas guitarslingers – Jimmie Vaughan, Z.Z.Top’s Billy F Gibbons and Charlie Sexton - as well as a host of other Lone Star State all-stars, including Chris “Whipper” Layton (formerly of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble) and George Rains (drums), Derek O’Brien (guitar), Chris Maresh and Billy Horton (bass) and The Texas Horns: John Mills, Al Gomez, Jimmy Shortell, Randy Zimmerman and Mark “Kaz” Kazanoff.

“I’m extremely excited to be working with Holger Petersen and Stony Plain Records,” Sue Foley says about the new CD. “Holger is one of the most knowledgeable ‘real music’ people in the business. Stony Plain is known to put out great music and I know The Ice Queen has found her home.”

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