Mother Nature has made it clear these past few days that she’s not ready for spring yet here in Montana, as we have been bombarded with snow, high winds and sub-zero temperatures. Regardless of the weather, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival kicked off last Friday night with a sold-out screening of the film Dark Money, attended by our very own Governor. Attendance at other screenings on Saturday, Sunday and today have been high, including quite a few sell-outs, including Forever B, the one I attended tonight about kidnap victim Jan Broberg, a child kidnap victim and author of Loss of Innocence.
We have a bit of news for you today, as well as four new singles and three new music videos, so let’s get to it.
DIANA REIN LAUNCHES CROWD-FUNDING CAMPAIGN
Referred to as the “The Six-String Siren,” LA Music Critic Award winner Diana Rein has announced the launch of a crowd-funding campaign for her upcoming album, Queen Of My Castle. The follow-up to her critically-lauded 2016 release Long Road, Queen Of My Castle is being co-produced by Michael Leasure (drummer extraordinaire with the Walter Trout Band).
“The new album is a collection of 15 songs, with one of those songs being a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan,” says Rein, just back from representing Guitar Girl Magazine at the 2018 NAMM Conference. Rein is the featured artist for the month of April in their 2018 Calendar. “There’s a lot of traditional blues, as well as high energy, upbeat, and blues-rock songs that I know you guys will love. This album will be lucky #3 for me and my first full-band album. I loved making my last record on my own, but I am really looking forward to challenging myself this time around and collaborating with the pros.”
HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL NEWS
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is getting ready for their ninth run June 7-24, and is looking for interns and volunteers, specifically in the areas of Fringe Central Set Design, Events, Volunteer Coordinator and Cabaret. Interning with the Fringe is the best way to get hands on experience behind the scenes of the largest performing arts festival in the west. Interns work directly with Fringe staff to help run various aspects of the festival. Click the link for position details. If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please specify which position you are interested in. The deadline to apply is April 1.
Here’s the first single from the forthcoming album People Person by Everett Bird. The single is entitled “Bucket of Dark Meat,” and we think you’ll like it. It is different from many of the songs featured here, so get ready to try something new.
Next up is “The Monster” from LA based garage rock band Bird Concerns. This one truly rocks.
Our third single today is from folk singer songwriter Brown Kid. It is definitely a step down energy wise from the previous song, but it is different enough to pass on to you. The song is entiled “Sunrise” and we want to hear your feedback.
Our final single today is from another LA Music Critic Award winner, Sleep Machine. They are releasing their newest album one song at a time. Here is “Mother.”
NEW MUSIC VIDEOS
Our favorite Italian rock band is back with another hot video. Check out “Never Obey” from Black Mamba. We guarantee this one will rock your sock.
Our next video is the latest from Allison Iraheta and Mathew Hager, aka Halo Circus. It is a video for their single “Narcissist,” which we debuted two weeks ago. Please let us know what you think.
Blue Élan Records continues to bring back classic bands, and the latest to return is Fanny Walked the Earth. Here is the video for “Lured Away,” their first single in 34 years.