Swimming In Dark Waters

A special tour to celebrate Black History Month will hit the road in February, 2016. “Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American Experience” will feature Rhiannon Giddens, Bhi Bhiman, and Leyla McCalla. The concert will examine the history of protest, subversion, and cultural resistance from musicians of color throughout the history of the United States, Read more

New Video from Walter Martin at Brooklyn Vegan

A brand new video from Waler Martin for his song ‘Amsterdam’ has premiered at Brooklyn Vegan. ‘Amsterdam’ is from Martin’s forthcoming album ‘Arts & Leisure’. Brooklyn Vegan writes…”Walter Martin, late of The Walkmen (who are on ‘extreme hiatus’), has released another song from Arts & Leisure, his upcoming album that is, lyrically, all about art history. Read more | Watch the video for 'Amsterdam' at Brooklyn Vegan

Birds of Chicago in The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal premiered a brand new song called ‘Dim Star of the Palisades’  from Birds of Chicago’s forthcoming album, “Real Midnight” today. Music critic, Eric Danton, writes… “Since having a baby nearly two years ago, Birds of Chicago singer Allison Russell and songwriter JT Nero have found ‘the whole joy/terror dynamic has ramped up in ways we didn’t realize were Read more | Listen to 'Dim Star of the Palisades’ at The Wall Street Journal

Jeffrey Foucault on NPR’s Morning Edition

Get to know Jeffrey Foucault as he talks life, love, and the Midwest with David Greene on NPR’s Morning Edition. From NPR- “Jeffrey Foucault picked up a guitar when he was 17 and just couldn’t put it down. Coming of age in Wisconsin, he used every spare moment cooking up new songs and immediately making recordings Read more | Listen to the full interview at NPR Music

Rhiannon Giddens performs “Kill a Word” with Smokey Robinson, Eric Church, and Aloe Blacc for A&E’s ‘Concert for Progress on Race’

Rhiannon Giddens performed at A&E’s Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America which aired on Friday night. If you missed it, you can read about the event and watch Rhiannon sing “Kill A Word” with Eric Church, Smokey Robinson, & Aloe Blacc at Rolling Stone. Watch the performance at Rolling Stone For more Read more | Watch the performance at Rolling Stone

First single from Sonya Kitchell’s forthcoming album now streaming as Top 10 Songs of the Week at Consequence of Sound

From Consequence of Sound: “Massachusetts-born songwriter Sonya Kitchell was just 19 years old when her last album came out in 2008. She’s 26 now, and she lives in Brooklyn, and she’s not just a songwriter anymore — on her forthcoming album, We Come Apart, due out January 22nd, she served as producer and engineer, overseeing collaborations with members Read more | Stream 'Mexico' at Consequence of Sound

Rhiannon Giddens performs her song “Cry No More” on tonight’s A&E special- Shining A Light: A Concert For Progress on Race in America

From USA Today- Music superstars, including John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Pink and Sia, sang and spoke of mourning, remembrance, resilience and healing during a Wednesday concert focused on overcoming racial prejudice and injustice. A two-hour version, Shining A Light: A Concert For Progress on Race in America, will run Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Read more | Read about the concert at USA Today

Kingsley Flood’s New EP ‘The Good Fight’ now streaming at Stereogum, out Nov. 20

You can now stream the new Kingsley Flood EP, ‘The Good Fight,’ in full at Stereogum. The EP is officially available on November 20th. Says Stereogum…”Kingsley Flood frontman and bandleader Naseem Khuri writes songs about feeling like an outsider who is looking in. The band’s new EP The Good Fight revolves around themes of society and change Read more | Stream the full EP at Stereogum

Juliana Hatfield and Paul Westerberg form The I Don’t Cares

Juliana Hatfield and Paul Westerberg team up to form The I Don’t Cares. The project’s debut album, Wild Stab, is forthcoming. Read more about the collaboration and listen to their first single “1/2 2 P” at Consequence of Sound. Read more | Full article & streaming link at Consequence of Sound