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The Shindig Music Festival returns to Baltimore Sept. 27

The one and only Shindig Music Festival is coming to Carroll Park in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, September 27, 2014. In this once in a lifetime event you will get to see 14 bands, such as Jane's Addiction, Clutch and Halestorm perform as well as entertainment by the outrageously abnormal Ripley's Sidestage.


Yesterday | Christian Newswire

John Michael Talbot Announces All Things are Possible Season 2 Premieres September 17, 2014

Contact: Michael Zabrocki, 718-551-6884, NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 / Christian Newswire / -- Christian Music Legend and Best Selling Author John Michael Talbot announced that his hit TV program "All Things Are Possible" will begin its second season on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.


Related Topix: New York, God

Yesterday | The Northern Echo

Willy Porter at Hutton Rudby Hall

WISCONSIN guitar virtuoso, Willy Porter, it set to tour the UK through September and October calling at Hutton Rudby on September 25. He's travelled a few miles across America, Canada, the UK and Europe since he released his debut CD, The Trees Have Soul, in 1990 Porter has toured with Tori Amos, Paul Simon, Sting and Jethro Tull, whose leader, Ian Anderson said: "Willy Porter's music demonstrates admirably that the technical excellence of his guitar-playing will never overwhelm the essence of the song itself. In perfect symbiosis, the disciplines of performance and songwriting combine together to create the unique work for which he is admired by professional peers and audiences alike.


Related Topix: North Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Pop/Rock, Jethro Tull

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Cat Stevens return with first new album in 5 years

Sony Music's Legacy Recordings today announced that iconic singer-songwriter and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Yusuf / Cat Stevens has joined the label's storied musical family. To kick off this exciting new chapter in Yusuf's career, Sony Music's Legacy Recordings will release his first new studio album in five years, entitled Tell 'Em I'm Gone, on 27 October.


Related Topix: World News, Belgium, Richard Thompson


Boaters upset over cut down trees



Related Topix: West Palm Beach, FL, Trees

The Press-Enterprise

MurrietaMURRIETA: Get Shamrocked Irish Festival headed to town

On the heels of last year's wildly successful inaugural event, organizers have added a third day to this year's festival. Sunday is deemed a family day, so bring out the kids.


Related Topix: Murrieta, CA, Ireland, World News,

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Your Leek Paper

Round up of new season at the Buxton Opera House

Wednesday 10 September at 7.30pm: The Lindisfarne Story. Lady Eleanor, Meet Me On The Corner, Fog on the Tyne, Run for Home... all of these songs have a story behind them.


Related Topix: Toddlers, Family

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Thewestmorland Gazette

Wisconsin guitar virtuoso Willy Porter announces Penrith show

His music is engaging, original, and occasionally haunting, and between songs he tells hilarious stories, perhaps inspired by his background in improvised comedy. As well as playing songs from his eclectic back catalogue he will also be debuting songs from his soon to be released new studio album 'Human Kindness'.


Fri Sep 12, 2014

Levellers - Greatest Hits - On The Fiddle Recordings

Never a great favourite of the critics, Levellers were the poster boys for early 90s students who liked their political anger mixed with a bit of dance rock. They were a travellers' band, but for the future Glastonbury Middle-Classes that now dominate the once great music festival.


Related Topix: The Levellers


Triangle: Band hits the Triangle

Lesbian band Antigone Rising will bring their all-female-boot-stompin'-alt-country-rock sound on Sept. 20, 8 p.m., at Local 506, 506 W. Franklin St. The band was founded by sisters Kristen Ellis-Henderson and Cathy Henderson and released several albums through independent labels before signing with Lava Records in 2003.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Durham, NC, Greensboro, NC, Raleigh, NC

Thu Sep 11, 2014


Rodriguez' Wellington Opera House Date Moved

Legendary singer-songwriter RODRIGUEZ is returning to New Zealand this October for two shows in Auckland and Wellington. While the date of the Wellington performance at the Wellington Opera House was previously scheduled for 16 October, this show will now take place one day earlier on Wednesday 15 October 2014.


Related Topix: Rodriguez, Detroit, MI

Sunday Herald

Fringe Theatre: Reviews

"THE good thing about the list," says Michael Chapman, "is that I'm not on it - yet." No, we don't want Mr Chapman on the list.


Related Topix: Michael Chapman

Robin 2 to host Simon and Garfunkel Story

A BLACK Country music venue is playing host to a celebration of the music of Simon and Garfunkel this weekend. The Robin 2 at Bilston will be the venue for a performance of successful touring theatre show The Simon and Garfunkel Story - which celebrates the lives and career of the folk rock sensation who recorded their first number one single The Sound of Silence some 50 years ago.


Related Topix: Art Garfunkel, Pop/Rock, Folk, Simon & Garfunkel, Story, West Midlands County, England, United Kingdom,

Washington Blade

Eclectic offerings

Among the season's big concert draws are Jennifer Holliday , Big Freedia and Cher . Lesbian singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick performs at the Birchmere tonight at 7:30 p.m. Her latest album "The Truth Is" was released last year.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Melissa Ferrick, Alexandria, VA, Vienna, VA

Thetelegraphand Argus

Lindisfarne performing at St George's Hall in Bradford in 1991

TWO former members of the iconic Tyneside folk-rock group Lindisfarne are bringing their new tour to the district tomorrow night. Ray Laidlaw, the band's original drummer, and Billy Mitchell, lead singer in the group's final line-up from 1995 to their break-up in 2003, will tell the Lindisfarne Story at King's Hall, Ilkley .


Related Topix: Story, Tyne and Wear County, England, United Kingdom, Northumberland County, England

Athens Banner-Herald

New concert series planned for Memorial Park

A new series of family-friendly concerts is planned for Memorial Park, the first of which is slated for Sunday, Sept. 28. Dubbed the Memorial Park Benefit Concert Series, the performances are not benefits for the park, as the name might suggest, but an effort by the organizers to create accessible music entertainment for all of Athens and raise money for nonprofits in the process.


Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Review: 'Wounds to Bind' recalls the one-hit wonder band We Five

I still remember the first time I heard We Five's 1965 hit "You Were On My Mind." It came on my bedroom radio when I was 9, and I began taping it, mistaking its slightly androgynous harmonies for the Everly Brothers.


Pasadena Weekly

All That Jazz ... And More

Watch a respected guitarist head in a new musical direction when Harry Orlove and the 2 + 1 Quartet performs jazz Saturday at Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena. Orlove started playing guitar at age 10 and landed his first paying gig at 11, gaining early fame in the 1960s underground group Pearls Before Swine.


Related Topix: Jazz, All that Jazz, The Quartet, Altadena, CA, Pearls Before Swine, Bluegrass, Vassar Clements, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

Houston Press

Pop's History In 624 Pages, Plus One Very Loud Who Book

Clockwise from top left: Boston, Madonna, Marvin Gaye, Wizzard and Beyonce all figure -- briefly -- in Bob Stanley's The Story of Pop. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyonce By Bob Stanley W.W. Norton, 624 pp.


Related Topix: Metal, Soul, Marvin Gaye, Story

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Ilkley Gazette

The Selecter still relevant and still going strong - next up is Bingley Festival

A DEGREE in biochemistry seems a long way from Top of the Pops, but it was what brought Pauline to Coventry. And it was in Coventry where she initially made her mark with The Selecter, the band which, along with The Specials and The Beat, led the way in the 2 Tone movement.


Related Topix: Ska, The Specials, The Levellers