Matt Nathanson will be featured on the Lifetime TV series Celebrity Bucket List this Saturday, March 8th at 8:30am ET/PT (check local listings for additional times across the U.S.). In this episode—taped in his hometown of San Francisco—Nathanson fulfills one of his lifelong dreams, meeting iconic singer Chris Isaak. Click here for a sneak preview of the two performing a hit song and a classic, and here to see them collaborating on Nathanson’s song “Kinks Shirt.”
This episode of Celebrity Bucket List is the latest in the series that offers celebrities the opportunity to experience doing something they’ve always wanted to do. Nathanson recently had the opportunity to cross another item off his “bucket List” when he made a guest appearance on VH1’s That Metal Show. A diehard fan of the metal genre, Nathanson joined hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine to share his knowledge and love of all things metal. Click here to view the episode.
Following his appearance on Celebrity Bucket List, Matt Nathanson will be going overseas to play sold out dates for his first headlining UK tour. His latest album Last Of the Great Pretenders features the song “Heart Starts,” the catchy theme to Celebrity Bucket List, as well as the hit single “Kinks Shirt”—which is seeing continued success at radio, currently #28 and climbing on the HAC chart after already hitting Top 15 at Triple A radio. “Kinks Shirt” is also being heard on America’s Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest, The Billy Bush Show and Rick Dee’s Countdown.
\,,/ Matt Nathanson: ON THAT METAL SHOW. \,,/ -
HEY, HEY, WORLD….
if you were sleeping through your life
and missed me on THAT METAL SHOW,
you can watch it online now.
‘Place In The Sun' Available March 11.
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“It’s odd dancing around death, odder still if the death you are dancing around is that of a legend. You just never know what’s appropriate and what’s not, what to share and what to keep inside. There is no blueprint. I loved Lou and we were friends. The last thing I would want to do is turn his life into an opportunity, but at the same time, what better way to honor the man and his music than to celebrate it and sing it and record it?” – Joseph Arthur
This excerpt taken from the liner notes of the upcoming album Lou embodies the spirit in which Arthur set about to record his own interpretations of his favorite Lou Reed songs. Lou, performed, recorded and produced by Joseph Arthur in his home studio, will be released on May 13, 2014 and marks his debut on Vanguard Records. The first single – the classic “Walk on the Wild Side” - premiered today on RollingStone.com. Click here to listen.
Joseph Arthur, the critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter further explains his thoughts on the journey to record Lou. From the album liner notes:
“The three weeks of touring passed by quickly and suddenly I was home, snowed-in in my studio, holidays approaching, end of tour blues, all coupled with the fact that the day I got back to NYC was the final tribute show for Lou at the Apollo and I went almost without wanting to. I was tired of mourning him and it felt like I was done, but in truth, the real mourning was only just beginning.
Death, like life, works with your resistance and finally it wears you out and breaks you down and then you are too tired to do anything but face it.
I was home alone and there was nowhere to go.
I set up some mics.
A Coles ribbon mic
And a Wunder mic which is a version of a U47 (I used those two mics on the whole record). The ribbon gives it silk and warmth, the Wunder makes it hi-fi.
The first song I tried was “Coney Island Baby.”
And I liked how it came out.
But I also liked getting to hang out with Lou again.
This was the only way to get close.
I did another song and another still.
I made a rule:
No drums or electricity.
Lou was electric.
The only way I know to give new life to something as rich with life as Lou’s songs and recordings is to go about them in a completely different way.
Bill’s (Bentley) advice to just keep it simple and not overthink it kinda acted as my mission statement and in each song, I felt I revealed something new in it.
Making versions, not trying to outdo the originals (impossible), but rather versions that bring out something unheard before.
I felt I was doing that to some degree and I felt guidance in it.
I was saying goodbye. “
John Butler Trio were on CONAN last night performing their single “Only One”. Click the image below to watch the performance.
"Peace", the new single from O.A.R., is available now on iTunes.
New album coming in June! Stay tuned…
Rock band O.A.R. are well known for their incredible live performances that have seen them play to sold out audiences in iconic venues such as Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks. The band has built their following off of extensive touring as well as a string of hit singles such as “Love and Memories,” “Shattered,” and now their current single “Peace.” “Peace”—the brand new song from their upcoming album—is a first for the band’s new label Vanguard Records.
“Peace” is the kind of anthemic song that has made O.A.R. a successful recording and touring band for well over a decade, garnering immediate major market airplay at radio stations across the country. Beginning today, fans can purchase the single on iTunes.
O.A.R. is currently finishing up the new album which was written and recorded in Nashville, Maryland, and New York City. It’s the band’s first studio album for Vanguard and their 8thoverall. O.A.R. has also released five live albums, including their acclaimed CD/DVD from Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver.
Welk Music Group President Kevin Welk stated, “I have been looking to work with O.A.R. for a long time. Everyone at Vanguard is excited to partner with them on one of their best recordings to date.”
To celebrate the new single “Peace” and upcoming album, the band is kicking off “O.A.R.’s Extended Stay” club tour, playing special intimate shows, multiple nights at club size venues in April and May.
“This year we are bringing our Extended Stay tour out west so we can see fans we’ve missed for a long time,” said O.A.R. lead singer Marc Roberge. “We’re going to play some cuts off the new album, but really digging deep into the catalogue to make up for lost time.”
April 24 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Vegas
April 25 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Vegas
April 26 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Vegas
April 28 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
April 29 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
May 2 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour – SOLD OUT
May 3 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
May 4 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
May 9 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent – SOLD OUT
May 10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent – SOLD OUT
May 11 - San Francisco, CA = The Independent
JBT stopped by Relix Magazine’s HQ to play “Only One”. Check out the acoustic video by clicking photo below.
Episode 2 from Ozomatli’s ‘Place In The Sun’ series. The band talks about the inspiration behind “Tus Ojos” and “Paleta”.
New album ‘Place In The Sun’ to be released on March 11. Pre-Order now on:
Amazon - http://smarturl.it/Ozo.AMZ
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Pledge Music - http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/ozomatli
A behind the scenes look of Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes rehearsing for tour. Stay tuned for new music coming soon!