Welcome to another week of summer. This was one of the weekends we wished we were still in Los Angeles, because we definitely would have been at Dodger Stadium for the amazing Classic West festival which all our friends are talking about. To those of you who attended, hope you had a great time with The Eagles, the Doobie Brothers, Steeley Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Journey and Earth Wind and Fire. We’re so jealous!!!
Heather Jacks, author of The Noise Beneath the City, creator of the Drinking from the Jug blog, as well as a huge supporter of indie music has announced that she is joining an artists’ collective and opening her first brick and mortar store, Rock A Record, at the Sea Hive, an artisan marketplace located at 1555 S. Coast Highway in Oceanside. The new location will open next month, so please go out and support this true patron of the arts.
Several of the nominees for the LA Music Critic Awards are visiting Montana or the surrounding area in the near future, and we plan to get out and support them. This Wednesday (July 19) we will be heading to Stevensville, Montana to see The American West at the Blacksmith Brewery. We will also be attending the performance of Jerad Finck at Bellwether Brewery Co. in Spokane, Washington on July 22. Then on August 3, we will be seeing Gina Sicilia at The Gold Room in Colorado Springs, Colorado before heading to Billings, Montana to catch Australian Anni Piper at Magic City Blues on August 4. We also hope to catch Redhead Express when they play at Music Ranch Montana in Livingston, Montana on August 17.
Here’s an amazing track from Space4Lease entitled “Must be Something” that should help kick-start your Monday. Please let us know what you think.
NEW MUSIC VIDEOS
There have been a boatload of new music videos released in the past week or so, and we have selected three to share with you. Please also check out “You!” by Floco Torres, “Snitches get Stiches” by Wieuca, “Learn to Be” by Bryan Mackey and “Concrete Angels” by Scarlett Taylor, as well as “Coldplay” by David Ryan Harris. All are available at YouTube.com.
First up today is the latest from one of our favorite singer-songwriters and close friends, Kim Divine. Her new lyric video is entitled “This Time Around,” and we definitely think you will enjoy it.
Next up is “Underneath,” the latest single from Rosi Golan, one of the many amazing artists represented by publicist Laura Goldfarb of Red Boot PR. We just reviewed the album, and definitely think this one is a keeper.
Last, but definitely not least, is the latest from California Country artist and multiple LA Music Critic Award nominee and past winner, Calico the Band, with their latest, “The 405.” Everyone in the greater LA area will be able to relate to this video. Have a great week.