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Shadow Spotlight: Lion Babe

Shadow Spotlight: Lion Babe

April 16 / 18

Hello! I wasn’t sure who I wanted to shine the spotlight on, but I lightning bolt hit my brain: Lion Babe.

Lion Babe is an alternative r&b/neo-soul group from New York City. The duo comprises of Jillian Hervey, daughter of actress, singer and former Miss America Vanessa Williams and Lucas Goodman.

The duo met through a mutual friend at a party, after that, they didn’t stay connected. That changed when they followed each other on MySpace. Hervey moved to New York to attend New York College. She was doing a dance piece for the school and that’s when she contacted Goodman. Hervey was in school to take up dance, but she wanted to be a singer, Goodman encouraged her to do so. Soon the duo became Lion Babe, due to the fact that Goodman is a Leo and Hervey’s big hairstyle.

In December 2012, they released “Treat Me Like Fire“. In 2013 they were the opening act for Childish Gambino at the SXSW Festival. He would later be featured on their second single, “Jump Hi“. After the festival, the duo got a US record deal with Interscope and a UK deal with Polydor. After their single “Jump Hi” was released from their self-titled debut extended play which was digitally released on December 15, 2014. The album received positive reviews. The duo was featured on Disclosure‘s single “Hourglass” in 2015. The same year the group began recording their debut album, Begin, which was released on February 5, 2016. The songs released on the album, “Treat Me Like Fire”, “Jump Hi” featuring Childish Gambino, “Wonder Woman”, “Impossible” and “Where Do We Go”.

By 2017, they released non-album songs such as “Endless Summer”, “She’s a Lady”, and “Rockets” featuring Moe Moks. Just recently, the duo released their new single, “Honeydew”. With their infectious beats, Ms. Hervey’s vocals, reminiscent of Erykah Badu, and performance, it’s no wonder that this group is flying high.

Now they have just performed at this years Coachella, I have a feeling Lion Babe will be around for a good long while.

You find them on iTunes, Spotify, and probably Soundcloud. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed!

 

 

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Weeknd Scene: Coachella 2018

Weeknd Scene: Coachella 2018

April 14 / 18

Hello all! The weekend is here and Coachella has returned. The music and arts festival just started yesterday and you have until April 22. If you live in the area and want to hear some great music, Coachella is the place. Beyonce, Lion Babe, Eminem, and more are performing. Below are just some small details…


Credit source: Coachella

 

If you’re not able to attend, you can follow up on their live YouTube channel. You can also follow up on their Instagram, Tumblr, and Snapchat account also on their site. There is also an app, yes an app.

Location is Indio, California. The dates are April 13-15, 2018 and April 20-22, 2018. To get even more information about passes and other great stuff, go to www.coachella.com. For those who are going, be safe and have a great time!

 

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Music Fest April 2018

Music Fest April 2018

April 2 / 18

Hi again! Not only did we get to see what album releases heading for April, but we also get to see what music festivals are coming to your area this month…


Credit Source: Music Festival Wizard

 

Country Thunder Arizona 2018 ♦ Florence, AZ ♦April 5-8, 2018

Rhythm N Blooms 2018 ♦ Knoxville, TN ♦ April 6-8, 2018

Mission Creek Festival 2018 ♦ Iowa City, IA ♦ April 3-8, 2018

Lucidity Festival 2018 ♦ Santa Barbara, CA ♦ April 6-8, 2018

Minus Zero 2018 ♦ Mt Snow, VT ♦ April 6-8, 2018

Phoenix Lights 2018 ♦ Phoenix, AZ ♦ April 7-8, 2018

Tortuga Music Festival 2018 ♦ Fort Lauderdale, FL ♦ April 6-8, 2018

Emerge Festival 2018 ♦ Las Vegas, NV ♦ April 6-8, 2018

Savannah Music Festival 2018 ♦ Savannah, GA ♦ March 29- April 14, 2018

Wanee Music Festival 2018 ♦ Live Oak, FL ♦ April 19-21, 2018

Las Rageous 2018 ♦ Las Vegas, NV ♦ April 20-21, 2018

Coachella Music Festival 2018 ♦ Indio, CA ♦ April 13-22, 2018

Old Settler’s Music Festival 2018 ♦ Dale, TX ♦ April 19-22, 2018

SweetWater 420 Festival 2018 ♦ Atlanta, GA ♦ April 20-22, 2018

Backwoods Music Festival 2018 ♦ Ozark, AR ♦ April 20-22, 2018

 

 

High Water Fest 2018 ♦ North Charleston, SC ♦ April 21-22, 2018

Norman Music Festival 2018 ♦ Norman, OK ♦ April 26-28, 2018

MerleFest 2018 ♦ Wilkesboro, NC ♦ April 26-29, 2018

Stagecoach Country Music Festival 2018 ♦ Indio, CA ♦ April 27-29, 2018

Levitation 2018 ♦ Austin, TX ♦ April 26-29, 2018

Welcome to Rockville 2018 ♦ Jacksonville, FL ♦ April 27-29, 2018

Fort Rock 2018 ♦ Ft. Lauderdale, FL ♦ April 28-29, 2018

The National Homecoming 2018 ♦ Cincinnati, OH ♦ April 28-29, 2018

Fortress Festival 2018 ♦ Fort Worth, TX  ♦ April 28-29. 2018

Desert Hearts Festival 2018 ♦ Warner Springs, ♦ CA April 27-30, 2018

New Orleans Jazz Festival 2018 ♦ New Orleans, LA ♦ April 27-May 6, 2018

 

 

 

Just click on the blue above for more information. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed!

 

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New Music April 2018

New Music April 2018

April 2 / 18

Hello everyone! New month, new music. Artists we know are coming on the scene with new music, while those we’re not familiar with are brand new to the scene. Metacritic doesn’t disappoint with this so let’s see what’s out there…


Credit source: Metacritic

6 APRIL 2018

Amanda Palmer

I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas

Bambara

Shadow On Everything

Blackberry Smoke

Find A Light

Cardi B

Invasion Of Privacy

Daniel Avery

Song For Alpha

Dr. Octagon

Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation

Dusted

Blackout Summer

Eels

The Deconstruction

Flatbush Zombies

Vacation In Hell

GUM

The Underdog

[Solo project of Pond/Tame Impala’s Jay Watson]

Hinds

I Don’t Run

Hop Along

Bark Your Head Off, Dog

Kali Uchis

Isolation

Kate Nash

Yesterday Was Forever

Kylie Minogue

Golden

Manic Street Preachers

Resistance Is Futile

Mipso

Edges Run

Rafiq Bhatia

Breaking English

[Son Lux guitarist]

The Wonder Years

Sister Cities

Thirty Seconds to Mars

AMERICA

Underoath

Erase Me

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Sex & Food

Wye Oak

The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

Zola Jesus

Okovi: Additions

Young Galaxy

Down Time

13 APRIL 2018

A Place to Bury Strangers

Pinned

Brazilian Girls

Let’s Make Love

Breaking Benjamin

Ember

Harry Shearer

Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)

Jason Aldean

Rearview Town

John Prine

The Tree Of Forgiveness

Juliana Hatfield

Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

Gumboot Soup

[CD release]

King Tuff

The Other

Laura Veirs

The Lookout

Mouse on Mars

Dimensional People

Say Sue Me

When We Were Together

Slug

HiggledyPiggledy

The Damned

Evil Spirits

Tinashe

Joyride

20 APRIL 2018

A Perfect Circle

Eat The Elephant

Alexis Taylor

Beautiful Thing

Brothers Osborne

Port Saint Joe

Donovan Woods

Both Ways

DRINKS

Hippo Lite

Kimbra

Primal Heart

Lord Huron

Vide Noir

Melvins

Pinkus Abortion Technician

Old Crow Medicine Show

Volunteer

Pennywise

Never Gonna Die

Post Animal

When I Think Of You In A Castle

Sting & Shaggy

44/876

Stryper

God Damn Evil

Sweet Valley

Eternal Champ II

Tesseract

Sonder

Tim Burgess

As I Was Now

[Previously unreleased]

27 APRIL 2018

Grouper

Grid Of Points

Janelle Monáe

Dirty Computer

Okkervil River

In The Rainbow Rain

Speedy Ortiz

Twerp Verse

The Beat Escape

Life Is Short The Answer’s Long Due

Twin Shadow

Caer

Willie Nelson

Last Man Standing

Remember, the release dates are subject to change. So please go to Metacritic…click here…to see any if there are any of those changes.

 

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Cool: Sons of an Illustrious Father – Extraordinary Rendition

Cool: Sons of an Illustrious Father – Extraordinary Rendition

March 10 / 18

One more post. It’s been awhile since I’ve put a Cool post and I need to catch up! Here is a video from Sons of an Illustrious Father‘s new video to their new single, Extraordinary Rendition. Loved the video and I hope you love it too…

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed!

Directed by Rafe Scobey-Thal Costume

design by Colleen Atwood

Choreography by Marta Miller

Special thanks to Naomi Ludlow and Miriam Montague

 

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Music Festivals March 2018

Music Festivals March 2018

March 5 / 18

Hello again…usually I post this on a Wednesday, but I can’t wait till then, so I decided to have this out today.


Credit source: Music Festival Wizard

 

Savannah Stopover 2018Savannah, GA / March 8-10, 2018

BUKU Music + Art Project 2018New Orleans, LA /March 9-10, 2018

Gasparilla Music Festival 2018Tampa, FL/ March 10-11, 2018

Beyond Wonderland 2018  / San Bernardino, CA / March 16-17, 2018

South By Southwest (SXSW) 2018Austin, TX / March 9-18, 2018

Pot of Gold Festival 2018Chandler, AZ / March 16-18, 2018

Musink 2018Costa Mesa, CA / March 16-18, 2018

Ultra Miami 2018Miami, FL / March 23-25, 2018

Treefort Music Festival 2018Boise, ID / March 21-25, 2018

Big Ears 2018Knoxville, TN / March 22-25, 2018

Innings Festival 2018Tempe, Arizona / March 23-25, 2018

In Bloom Festival 2018Houston, TX / March 24-25, 2018

 

 

Click on the green to get the info on these festivals.

 

 

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New Music for March 2018

New Music for March 2018

March 5 / 18

Hello everybody! The weekend was good, but unfortunately, it went by too fast. I have two posts to share with you. First off, new music, new albums releases, from the familiar to the not so familiar. All credit goes to Metacritic.


Credit source: Metacritic

9 MARCH 2018

Albert Hammond, Jr.

Francis Trouble

August Greene

August Greene

[Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins]

Between the Buried and Me

Automata I

David Byrne

American Utopia

Editors

Violence

Erasure

World Beyond

Gengahr

Where Wildness Grows

Judas Priest

Firepower

Ministry

AmeriKKKant

Myles Kennedy

Year Of The Tiger

Nap Eyes

I’m Bad Now

Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats

Tearing At The Seams

Of Montreal

White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood

Tax The Heat

Change Your Position

The Fratellis

In Your Own Sweet Time

Three Days Grace

Outsider

Young Fathers

Cocoa Sugar

16 MARCH 2018

Bill Frisell

Music IS

Bishop Nehru

Elevators: Act I & II

Dungen & Woods

Myths 003

Earthless

Black Heaven

Hot Snakes

Jericho Sirens

Hot Snakes

Jericho Sirens

JB Dunckel

H+

[Air’s Jean-Benoît Dunckel]

Meshell Ndegeocello

Ventriloquism

Mount Eerie

Now Only

Oak Ridge Boys

17th Avenue Revival

PRhyme

PRhyme 2

Scotty McCreery

Seasons Change

Snoop Dogg

Bible Of Love

Sorority Noise

YNAAYT

Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots

The Dean Ween Group

rock2

The Decemberists

I’ll Be Your Girl

The Magic Gang

The Magic Gang

Yo La Tengo

There’s A Riot Going On

23 MARCH 2018

Blessthefall

Hard Feelings

Cavern of Anti-Matter

Hormone Lemonade

Erika Wennerstrom

Sweet Unknown

[Of Heartless Bastards]

George Ezra

Staying at Tamara’s

George Ezra

Staying At Tamara’s

Guided by Voices

Space Gun

Jack White

Boarding House Reach

Jordan Davis

Home State

Lissie

Castles

Mark Pritchard

The Four Worlds

Rick Parfitt

Over And Out

[Posthumous release]

Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots (2018)

Sunflower Bean

Twentytwo

In Blue

The Messthetics

The Messthetics

[Joe Lally, Brendan Canty & Anthony Pirog]

The Sword

Used Future

Toni Braxton

Sex And Cigarettes

Preoccupations

New Material

30 MARCH 2018

Ashley McBryde

Girl Going Nowhere

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite

No Mercy In This Land

Bettye LaVette

Things Have Changed

Caitlin Canty

Motel Bouquet

En Vogue

Electric Cafe

Escape the Fate

I Am Human

Frankie Cosmos

Vessel

Holy Wave

Adult Fear

Kacey Musgraves

Golden Hour

Kate Nash

Yesterday Was Forever

Lindi Ortega

Liberty

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Sometimes Just the Sky

MF DOOM & Czarface

Czarface Meets Metal Face!

Mount Eerie

Now Only

Sam Morrow

Concrete And Mud

The Garden

Mirror Might Steal Your Charm

The Vaccines

Combat Sports

The Voidz

Virtue

Release dates can and will change. For more new music news go to Metacritic.com/album-release.

 

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Music News…Exitmusic Returns & Sons of An Illustrious Father Live

Music News…Exitmusic Returns & Sons of An Illustrious Father Live

February 24 / 18

Hey again…been a minute since I’ve dived into the music scene, well not really. One band makes a return from a five-year hiatus, while another band is performing live in NYC and Hollywood.

 

Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church of Exitmusic.

Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church, the duo that is Exitmusic are back. We haven’t heard from them since their last 2012 album, Passage. Now after a five-year hiatus, the former couple has returned with a new single from their upcoming album, The Recognitions. The album is a reflection of their once fairy-tale relationship. Here is a snippet from the website Bandcamp:

While many couples can trace the real time rise and fall of their relationship back to social media feeds and harried phone calls, Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church have channeled the highs and lows of their storybook courtship into something else entirely: the explosive, discomforting confessionals of Exitmusic. The mercurial project started the year they got married (2004) and all-but-imploded during their recent divorce, but not before the duo wrapped its most fully realized collection of beautifully damaged music yet titled ‘The Recognitions’

The first single from the album, ‘I’ll Never Know‘, describes how a great love comes crashing down. The music itself starts at a slow pace, gathering with Palladino’s beautifully haunting whispers, describing in detail about releasing and letting go the love you thought you had. This may be the final act for the duo.  The album will be released on April 20, 2018.  You can go to this link, exitmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-recognitions to pre-order the album.

 

 

 

 

 

Ezra Miller, Josh Aubin, and Lilah Larson. The trio that makes Sons of An Illustrious Father.

 

Another band on the radar is the Brooklyn trio Sons of An Illustrious Father. Josh Aubin, Lilah Larson, and actor Ezra Miller (Justice League) have already been on the music scene for a good while and are appearing live on stage in the month of March with three or more shows.

BardotHollywood, CA, US / Monday, March 12, 2018

C’mon EverybodyBrooklyn, NY, US / Wednesday, March 21, 2018

C’mon EverybodyBrooklyn, NY, US / Wednesday, March 28, 2018

You can listen to their music on Spotify, iTunes, and Google Play.

www.sonsofanillustriousfather.com

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.

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