Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Music News

Saxon Pub Celebrates 25 Years!

saxonOpened in 1990, the Saxon has hosted well over 22,000 musical performances. It has been the location for films, videos and countless live recordings. On any given night you might see a major celebrity from the music or film industry either having a beer or sitting in on stage jamming with the locals. This award-winning listening room has helped launch the careers of several prominent entertainers. It is also known for booking some of the greatest music legends around, performing in an intimate atmosphere that Kris Kristofferson likened to “playing in his own living room”.

Whether it’s one of the incredible free weekday happy hour shows, a weekend matinee or a late night performance by the next big thing The Saxon Pub is a go to place for friends and out of towners, Stop by, come hang out with us and find out why we are Austin’s choice for live music!
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Squeezebox Mania!

SQ ManiaThe city’s premiere accordion musical festival is once again partnering with Threadgills World Headquarters to bring a day of live music and celebration to Austin, TX. This year the event will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Squeezebox Mania comes together every year due to the input, support, and collaboration 
of many different partners. The event brings in accordion musicians from all different walks of life to further its mission of Cross-Cultural awareness and provide a day of fun-filled jubilation.

This year, Guzman Fox Productions, are happy to welcome a variety of different acts, including: accordionist Sunny Sauceda, Los Aztex, as well as Charles Thibodeaux and the Austin Cajun Aces. The event will also feature: young gun Chris Ramirez and the University of Texas Elementary Accordion Kids.

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White Label Releases "A Little More Time"

whitelabelAUSTIN — On their new debut six-song EP, A Little More Time, releasing May 5, Austin pop-rockers White Label Analog happily draw from several eras to craft melodies that sound both timeless and right in the moment. They’re celebrating its release with a show at 10 p.m. Thursday, May 7 at Stubb’s Barbecue, 801 Red River St., Austin. Doors open at 8 p.m.; opening acts are January May and Manco. To obtain all-ages tickets ($6 in advance; $8 day-of-show), click the link or call 888.512.7469.

Even though their name references days when music could be played only on turntables and tape decks, don’t think of this energetic indie band as a throwback; as lead singer Chris Didear (pronounced Deeee-jer) notes, when it comes to influences, “Every decade has greatness to offer.”

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Kansas Signs With APA

kansasNASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 8, 2015) – KANSAS, one of the most iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll bands of all time will continue to forge their musical legacy by signing with APA for worldwide representation to bring their unique sound to fans around the globe. Band members Phil Ehart, Billy Greer, David Manion, Ronnie Platt, David Ragsdale, and Richard Williams are looking forward to keeping their one-of-a-kind music on the road.

“KANSAS has been a part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll landscape for over four decades,” commented Steve Lassiter, SVP/Partner and Head of Concerts at APA Nashville. “Their fans are extremely devoted, and we at APA are excited to continue to unite the band with their fans for more stops along their musical journey.”

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Cabela's Taps Country Music Newcomer Lucas Hoge As Newest Brand Ambassador

lucasNASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 24, 2015) – Cabela's Incorporated, the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, has signed rising country music star Lucas Hoge as its newest brand ambassador. Cabela’s also will serve as the exclusive sponsor for the “Lucas Hoge 2015 Tour” and national radio tour promoting Hoge's forthcoming new single, "Power of Garth," to be released by Reviver Records.

As part of the endorsement, Hoge will appear as a special guest and performer at select Cabela's store grand openings throughout the year. He also will host a brand-new, consumer-facing online video series in which he will provide objective consumer reviews on new equipment, apparel and accessories from the Cabela's product line on a monthly basis. Each video will also include an exclusive acoustic performance.

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Dollywood Celebrates 30 Years

dollyPIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 20, 2015) — Every season brings a completely new experience for Dollywood guests, and the park’s 30th anniversary celebration provides six spectacular festivals and a number of surprises to delight visitors in 2015. From amazing stage shows and award-winning roller coasters to a nightly summer fireworks display and the seven-time winner for Best Christmas Event, guests can enjoy seasons of fun at Dollywood!

For the first time in a decade, the Showcase of Stars brings some of the biggest names in entertainment to Dollywood. Dolly Parton, whose last benefit concert at Dollywood was in 2005, kicks off the series with four concerts Aug. 8-9 at D.P.’s Celebrity Theater, a venue which provides the perfect atmosphere for fans to enjoy this stellar concert schedule. Performers include Parton herself, as well as a few special friends. Showcase of Stars takes place in August and September.

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Chubby Knuckle Choir Releases "Reveille" April 21

chubbyAUSTIN, Texas — Lane Gosney, founder of the lauded Bugle Boy listening room in La Grange, Texas, knew the Chubby Knuckle Choir was something special within minutes of her first encounter. Just watching them in the act of mixing country, bluegrass, rock ’n’ soul and swamp blues into a true Americana stew — cooked on everything from banjo and rub-board to Brazilian and African drums — was a thrill she had to share. The Bugle Boy Foundation chose the Chubby Knuckle Choir for its 2014 Founder’s Choice Talent Trust award, a pay-it-forward financial assistance and mentorship program for up-and-coming recording artists.

The band shows its gratitude with Reveille, releasing April 21 with distribution by Smith Music Group. The name, of course, is a nod to the Bugle Boy; the music is a nod to multiple cultural and musical influences coursing through five joyful music-makers.

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