Taylor Berrett will be releasing his debut album, Great Falls, on March 10, 2015. The album embodies songwriting at its finest, with great artists like Paul Simon and Billy Joel as inspiration and Taylor's uniquely fun, uplifting, and poignant style at the heart.
The 22 year old from Virginia has always loved songs, and realized at an early age that he was desperate to follow in the footsteps of songwriters such as Stevie Wonder, the Elton John/Bernie Taupin team, and Chris Martin. As a teenager, Taylor was signed to the production company of SRP with Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers (best known for signing and developing Rihanna). From there, he further developed his craft and was led to iconic songwriter Kara Dioguardi. Kara signed Taylor to her publishing company and brought him to Warner Bros. Records, bringing it full circle at the home of many classic artists, including Taylor's favorite, Paul Simon.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Berrett was signed to a contract after one showcase performance.
Legendary guitarist Johnny Marr (formerly of The Smiths) released his new music video for "Dynamo."
The track is off Marr's acclaimed sophomore solo album Playland, which Rolling Stone boasts is "filled with wicked guitar salvos and shiny, barbed hooks..." and Q Magazine adds, "'Playland' is better than its predecessor in pretty much every respect. The songs are better, the palette broader and there's a genuine sense of Marr hitting his stride as a solo artist."
'Playland' is Marr's second solo effort and the follow up to last year's critically acclaimed (included the honor of being named as NME's Godlike Genius) Top 10 debut album 'The Messenger.' Work on the album commenced in London in spring 2014 as soon as the year of touring in support of 'The Messenger' came to a close. It finds Marr continuing the creative connection that was forged on 'The Messenger' with collaborator and co-producer Doviak.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Click here for tour dates...
Fitz and The Tantrums deliver a tale of love, loss and landing on your feet in the official video for their new single, "Fools Gold." The clip, which was directed by Zak Stoltz, launched today.
"Fools Gold" is the latest single from More Than Just A Dream (Elektra/Atlantic Records). "The Walker" and "Out Of My League," the two previous singles, each topped Billboard's Alternative Songs chart at # 1 and were certified RIAA Gold. The accompanying videos have more than five million views each.-DocFB
Diagnosis: The band is closing out 2014 with a bang. Fitz and The Tantrums will perform on "Good Morning America" on Friday, November 21.
Ed Sheeran is going out on his own headlining tour after a successful run opening for Taylor Swift. The tour will start in Seattle on August 22nd.
Ed tore it up on SNL over the weekend.
Here are the tour dates:
22 Seattle, WA Wamu Theater
23 Vancouver, BC Ambleside Live
29 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
30 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
31 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
2 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
4 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
8 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
9 Boston, MA Xfinity Center
11 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
12 Atlanta, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
13 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
15 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
16 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
18 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Diagnosis: He will be recording a track with Rick Ross soon. Seriously.
Human Nature, the debut album from Caught A Ghost, is now out. The Los Angeles-based band will be celebrating with album release parties on both coasts - at L.A.'s Bootleg on Friday, April 4, and at NYC's Mercury Lounge on Tuesday, April 15.
The dates are part of Caught A Ghost's upcoming U.S tour, which will also include two free New York shows - Brooklyn Bowl (4/13) and Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel (4/14) - and an evening at Schubas Tavern in Chicago (5/18). See below for itinerary.
Helmed by singer/songwriter/producer Jesse Nolan, Caught A Ghost also features drummer Stephen Edelstein and singer/percussionist Tessa Thompson, who has won acclaim for her acting roles in such TV series as "Veronica Mars," "Copper," and the upcoming Dear White People, which won The Jury Prize at Sundance this year. For its live show, the band morphs into an eight-piece outfit that includes a full horn section and much dancing. Caught A Ghost recently completed a US run supporting He's My Brother She's My Sister and a tour of Chilé.
Verve Records will release Moving On, the full-length debut from KAN WAKAN, on June 3. The Los Angeles-based band recorded the collection with engineers Darrell Thorp (Radiohead, Gnarls Barkley, Atoms for Peace) and Tom Elmhirst (Arcade Fire, Beck, The Black Keys).
"Forever Found" above is Kan's latest single. The evocative song found an early fan in Jason Bentley, who played "Forever Found" every day for a straight week on "Morning Becomes Eclectic," airing on influential Los Angeles public radio station KCRW.
KAN WAKAN, which just wrapped up a month-long residency at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, will perform at the Echoplex/Origami/Spaceland presents showcase at SXSW on Wednesday, March 12. The band will also perform at the Universal Music Group, Highroad Touring, KCRW and Filter showcases. KAN WAKAN just played a show with Dr. Dog and Bob Mould at Noise Pop in San Francisco and also performed at FADER's CMJ party 2013.
Hard-rock act Avenged Sevenfold will hit the road in North America for the "Shepherd of Fire Tour," based on the band's single of the same name, which hit No. 1 on both the Mainstream Rock and Active Rock charts.
"Shepherd of Fire," from A7X's current album Hail To The King, is the second single to reach No. 1, in addition to the title track.
The "Shepherd of Fire Tour," which kicks off on April 12th in British Columbia, will hit arenas in the United States and Canada. The band will also headline the U.S.'s biggest rock festivals, Carolina Rebellion, Rise Above Fest, and Rock on The Range.
Avenged Sevenfold will also play festival dates in the UK.
04/12 Dawson Creek, BC EnC