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Thursday, November 16, 2017

(Brother) Video By @CindyWilsonATH : #KCMO w/ @OliviaJeanMusic Fri. 11/17 @riotroom



Cindy Wilson and Olivia Jean will be performing on Friday, November 17th in Kansas City, MO. at The Riot Room. Visit HERE for event details on Facebook.

Cindy Wilson of the legendary B-52s has shared a video for the new song "Brother" off her soon-to-be released debut solo album CHANGE. The video was directed by the great film and video director Lance Bangs. It was shot mostly in Jeremy Ayers backyard in Athens, GA. Ayers is an Athens arts legend famous for writing the iconic song "52 Girls" from the B-52's first album. The video also feature Iron & Wine Sam Beam's old bicycle. CHANGE arrives at all music retailers and streaming services on Friday, December 1.


CHANGE is available now for pre-order at all DSPs as well as Wilson's official PledgeMusic, the latter featuring exclusive updates, content, and merchandise spanning limited edition signed colored vinyl to a private house show performed by Cindy and her band.


Billboard premiered the album's "No One Can Tell You." It is also streaming via Kill Rock Stars' official YouTube channel. "It's hard to believe this is the first solo album Wilson is putting out throughout the entirety of her career," notes Billboard, adding, "With CHANGE, Wilson was able to experiment with her own creativity and learn about music in an entirely different light. The result is something melodic, calm even, and at times fueled by disco- tinged rhythms."


CHANGE is further highlighted by the shimmering single, "Mystic," hailed by Stereogum as "an excellent slice of icy, synth-streaked new wave" in its exclusive premiere earlier this summer. "With lush synths and a funky motorik rhythm section, 'Mystic' is a celestial wave of chill," raved NPR Music. "Wilson's voice is still a tease, perfectly suited to the Gary Numan-indebted cool the band cultivates."


Known the world over as a vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the one and only B- 52s, Wilson has been touring all summer and fall with additional dates to be announced soon. For updates and more, please see

CHANGE began for Wilson nearly a decade ago upon her part-time return to her hometown of Athens, GA. She first encountered local musicians Ryan Monahan and Lemuel Hayes when their Beatles tribute band was hired to play her son's birthday party. Wilson, Monahan, and Hayes began teaming up for gigs, performing classic garage and psychedelic covers, before ultimately hitting the studio to create new music all their own. Athens-based producer/musician Suny Lyons was soon enlisted to join the creative quartet, resulting in the SUNRISE and SUPERNATURAL EPs, acclaimed by PopMatters for possessing "an undeniable sense of adventure."

Produced by Lyons at The Space Station in Athens, CHANGE is as bold as anything in Wilson's groundbreaking four decade canon, melding future pop, disco drama, American standards, electronica, and more into her own distinctive creative vision. New songs like "Mystic" and the transformative title track are intricate and inventive, lush and luminous with strings, synthesizers, harmonies, and Wilson's utterly distinct vocal magic. Further highlights include a pair of unexpected covers: New Colony Six's soft rock classic, "Things I'd Like to Say," and "Brother," written and originally performed by Athens' own beloved Oh-OK. With CHANGE, Cindy Wilson has once again remade pop in her own innovative, irresistible image.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Presented By @shameless_KC : @SULI4Q (Overcoming The Cliche) Album Release w/ @AdrianTruth @JPZRTB @_OgDonnie #Clardy @TiggzMusic Thurs. 11/23 @theriotroom #KCMO

ShamelessKC and R3al Records Present: Suli4Q "Overcoming the Cliche" Album Release with hip-hop, rap artists Adrian Truth, JPZ, Hitman Donnie, Clardy and Tiggz. The show features all Kansas City, Missouri acts and it is taking place on Thursday, November 23rd at The Riot Room. Visit HERE for event details on Facebook. Continue on for the artists online.

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- Adrian Truth:

- JPZ:

- Hitman Donnie:

- Clardy:

- Tiggz:

Savage x The Soul: @TheRealTank @LeelaJames Tues. 11/21 @ThePageantSTL

The R&B General Tank and the amazing soulful songbird Leela James are excited to announce that they will be co-headlining the “Savage x The Soul Tour.”   It makes a stop at The Pageant on Tuesday, November 21st. Visit HERE for event details on Facebook. The run kicked off November 13 in New York at the Playstation Theater and culminates on December 8 in San Francisco at the Historic BAL Theater. For more information fans can go to Tank’s (Click Here) and Leela James’ (Click Here) websites.

Leela James has had quite the busy year, having toured with Maxwell, Ledisi, and Daley in support of her sixth studio album Did It For Love (BMG/J&T), released in May of this year.  The album features the UAC chart-topping #1 single  ‘Don’t Want You Back’ as well as current top-15 single  Hard For Me and the powerful ballad  All Over Again.  In addition to releasing new music this year, Leela also welcomed a new baby and survived Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. In early September, Leela assisted in gathering artists for a benefit concert to help victims affected by the storm.

Fresh off his 14-city “SAVAGE Tour,” Tank has finally unleashed his new album SAVAGE with much excitement from his fans. The 11-track LP features appearances by Candice BoydJ. ValentineLudacris, and labelmate Trey Songz as well as production from Da InternzHarmony Samuels, and Cardiak. Like the name, the lead single “When We” has aggressively moved its way up the UAC radio and Billboard R&B charts from being the #1 most added song three weeks in a row to now coming in at #5 with over 1.3 million streams. In addition, the accompanying video for “When We” (click here to view) had the internet on their toes.  Tank also released singles “Savage,” “F It Up” and “Sexy.”  Savage is currently available in stores and all digital retailers.

#FamilyMedicine Vinyl Release w/ #ChurchKey @BiffKnarly @TheLongshotBand @rec_riddles @AckurateThaWise @newlivesstl Wed. 11/22 @sinkholestl

On Wednesday, November 22nd at The Sinkhole is the vinyl release show for Family Medicine. The show starts at 6:00 pm and goes until midnight. They just debuted their new video "Knitting Naked" on New Noise Magazine. Also performing that night is Church Key, Biff K'narly & The Reptilians, The Longshot, Rec Riddles, Ackurate and New Lives. Visit HERE for event details on Facebook. Continue on for the artists online.

- Family Medicine: (Pre-Order)

- Church Key:

- Biff K'narly & The Reptilians:

- The Longshot:

- Rec Riddles:

- Ackurate:

- New Lives:

#LivinThing 7 Inch Release w/ #Substance #SpellBreaker #Undone @ #BlackSheepCafe Sun. 11/19 #SpringfieldIL

The band Livin' Thing recently debuted "The Godhead Hates Him" on New Noise Magazine. The vinyl is being released by Rat King Records and the album release show happens in Sunday, November 19th starting at 7:00 pm at the Black Sheep Cafe in Springfield, IL. Both the group and the label are Springfield, Illinois based. This is primarily a punk-oriented show from acts around the area, plus one from Texas which is Substance. Spell Breaker is also releasing a new physical release that night. Undone is a fairly new band. There just happened to be a video of them online to watch. Visit the event details on Facebook HERE. Below are links to check out the artists online:

- Livin' Thing: (Pre-Order)

* Stream/Purchase Livin' Thing:

- Spell Breaker:

- Substance: (TX)

- Undone:

Brand New Abyss: @thebl0w (Brooklyn, NY) Tues. 11/21 @BlueberryHillMO @DuckRoom

Brooklyn, New York's The Blow will be in town on Tuesday, November 21st at the Blueberry Hill's Duck Room with it's supercharged brand of electro-pop. The doors open at 7:00 pm, the show goes from 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm. This is an aa-ages show, minors will incur a $2.00 surcharge. For more details visit the event details on Facebook HERE. This show is presented by Pagan Productions.
Their new album  "Brand New Abyss" is now available.

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The Blow shares new track/video via BUST, shares full details of upcoming tour w/ EMA

STREAM: "The Woman You Want Her To Be" -
YouTube / BUST

The Blow recently announced its new album, Brand New Abyss, with a Pledge Music campaign and today shares the third track from it, "The Woman You Want Her To Be," via BUST. ICYMI, check out the previous two singles, a re-working of "Greatest Love of All" via NYLON and "Get Up" via NPR's All Songs Considered. The album's out Sept. 22 and the band will also tour this Fall on a co-headlining run with kindred spirit EMA (see full dates & openers below) which they have dubbed the POWER CONVERGENCE TOUR. The Pledge Music campaign has some pretty unique premiums, such as a Blow beach towel set, a Gold Lamé Crystal Stereo Pair and a "vibe chain" worn by Melissa during the making of the album (see a full list of premiums, including turquoise vinyl, here).

About the Album:
The Blow’s new album, Brand New Abyss, is a lightning rod. A wild assembly of frequencies produced out of a thrust of electroacoustic punk energy, the album is a search for a new sound of rebellion in an environment where the aesthetic of punk has been commodified into submission along with most everything else. Brand New Abyss was written and produced by The Blow (Melissa Dyne and Khaela Maricich) using a production rig that the duo painstakingly developed over the past four years; a mothership of patched-together modular synthesizers, ancient samplers and audio production gear.

Like wizards in a craggy laboratory, they worked in seclusion, teaching themselves to control the raw material of sound using basic elements of electronic synthesis. Their aim was to be able to channel frequency into new shapes that would be useful to them, like tools to break through the algorithmic limits they were growing bored of. Says Dyne, “After having worked heavily with a samples in the past we got to a place where we wanted to treat electronic sound more acoustically, like something more alive. We wanted to make waves that we could ride and play around in- newer waves.”

Brand New Abyss was produced in response to, and in spite of, a series of atmospheric upheavals. Early in the composing process two large scale construction sites sprang up outside the windows of the band’s downtown Brooklyn apartment, like dueling high-volume hell-mouths, to which the duo responded at times by joining the noise battle and blasting out their own new beats, and other times by packing up their rig and reinstalling it elsewhere. They often found themselves working in odd locations, like off season vacation towns and 80’s timeshare condominium colonies, and the songs on the album reflect these environmental contrasts, spanning from intense rap bangers to open-hearted crystalline confessionals.

Working from remote locations, wherever space to work was available, was disorienting; isolated from community and not seeing themselves reflected in their surroundings, the band had to ritually reestablish a sense of who they were and what was the point. In each new place they rearranged the furniture and then rearranged the air, making spheres of sound to surround themselves like halos of protection, providing them themselves a feeling of home and a radiating purpose wherever they went.

When the greater atmosphere dramatically shifted last year The Blow was strangely prepared, already living inside a portable vibe sphere, having practiced for years the art of alchemically transforming gnarly feelings into something nicer. The new single “Get Up,” was similarly prescient. Begun in Brooklyn as a parking lot was being demolished out the band’s windows, the song took on an extra charge in recent months.

Maricich says of the song, “‘Get Up’ started with a crazy sound that Melissa made on the modular synth, and the chorus just popped out of my mouth like something I’d been needing to be able to say for a long time without knowing it. It was like how you write a love song so easily when your heart is being crushed- with this it’s the feeling of my whole spirit being crushed by extreme capitalism, like everything I used to love got demolished and replaced by a glossy new bank. Then in recent months it was like, yeah, having an intense rap about how it’s all just too much right now feels pretty right.”

The songs on Brand New Abyss were for the most part tracked in The Blow’s downtown Brooklyn apartment, next to the construction sites, in the early months of 2017. All songs were written, performed and produced by The Blow, and engineered and mixed by Melissa Dyne. To cheer themselves along in the process of producing the album, the duo created the project WOMANPRODUCER, a multi-platform archive highlighting the history and present of female and gender nonconforming sonic innovators (hosted at and @womanproducer everywhere else). Last fall they held a series of performances and talks in New York City bringing together producers from across a broad range of genres and eras, with the participants Zola Jesus, Neko Case, Pauline Oliveros, Suzi Analogue and Deradoorian, among many others. The Blow composed Brand New Abyss as a companion to their 2013 release The Blow, which was featured on both of the New York Times’ Best Songs of 2013 lists, as well as selected as a top album of the year by Bob Boilen of NPR’s All Songs Considered. They will be co-headling an extensive US tour this fall with fellow new style punk EMA. ​
The Blow
Brand New Abyss
(Self Released)
Street Date: Sept. 22, 2017
Pre-order Here

Track List:

1. Peaceful Easy Feeling
2. Dark Cold Magic
3. So There
4. Greatest Love of All
5. The Woman You Want Her To Be
6. Get Up
7. Think About Me
8. Summer

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Decade Of Decadence: #AnnieAndTheFurTrappers @TheThaxtonSTL 10th Anniversary Sat. 11/18

The Thaxton Speakeasy is celebrating a decade of decadence as downtown's modern day throwback to the times of the prohibition. Joining in on the party is the increasingly popular dixieland, traditional jazz and blues artist Annie And The Fur Trappers from St. Louis. Join them on the 10th Anniversary celebration of this unique venue on Saturday, November 18th. Visit HERE for the event details on Facebook. The music starts at 9:00 pm and this is a 21 and up show. Visit the artist online: