The Cat Empire Announces N. American Tour

The Cat Empire

Annonces N. American Tour

April 2015


The Cat Empire have been making an annual pilgrimage to North America for over 12 years now from their native home of Australia. In 2014, however, the band didn’t make it this way, and the fans noticed, protesting their absence by posting online petitions, lobbying via social media, and literally 'virtually' begging the band to return. In response, The Cat Empire have announced their return to North America for April 2015.

The Zen Tricksters Play The Brooklyn Bowl

The Zen Tricksters

Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY

January 6, 2015


The Zen Tricksters will be bringin’ the jam to The Brooklyn Bowl on January 6, 2015. For almost thirty years, the Zen Tricksters have been playing Grateful Dead covers and jam band music, as well as derivative original songs. The band started out as the Volunteers, playing small venues around New York's Long Island. At its core, the band has been composed of Jeff Mattson on lead guitar and vocals, for most of its history, Tom Circosta on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Klyph Black on bass and vocals. The current line-up of the Zen Tricksters will include Jeff Mattson, Rob Barraco, Klyph Black, Tom Circosta and Jennifer Markard.

Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominees Announced

Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominees Announced

Covington’s Madison Theater

Cincinnati, OH


The annual celebration of Greater Cincinnati’s rich music scene, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEAs), returns for its 18th year. Honoring the 2013 achievements of area musicians from a wide variety of genres, Covington’s Madison Theater will again host the CEA ceremony/party.

Golden Gate Wingmen NYE 2-Show Run at Quixote’s True Blue

Golden Gate Wingmen New Year's Two-Show Run

Quixote's True Blue, Denver, CO

December 30th and 31st


Aficionados of improv-jam music will want to note that on Dec. 30th and Dec. 31st the Golden Gate Wingmen are playing Quixote's True Blue in the kind city of Denver, Colorado. Golden Gate Wingmen is the brainchild of John Kadlecik, best known as a founding member of Dark Star Orchestra and lead guitar player for Furthur, Phil Lesh and Friends, and leader of his own outfits, John K. Band and the DC Mystery Cats. Additional information about John Kadlecik and his various activities are also chronicled.

New AC/DC Album and Music Video Released, “Rock or Bust”

New AC/DC Music Video Released For Single "Rock or Bust"


A week before today's December 2nd release, AC/DC are gave fans an early chance to enjoy their latest album Rock or Bust, which is streaming now exclusively as an iTunes Radio "First Play," This marks the first opportunity for fans to listen at will to all 11 tracks on Rock or Bust. The songs "Play Ball" and "Rock or Bust" were made available early to fans who pre-order the album here:

Meghan Trainor Announces New Single And Debut Album

Meghan Trainor Announces New Single 'Lips Are Movin' And Debut Album 'Title'

Out January 26th 2015


Following her global super-smash hit single 'All About That Bass', Meghan Trainor has announced the UK release of her debut album 'Title', due on January 26ththrough Epic Records. The 11-track album features the biggest pop single of 2014, 'All About That Bass', and also Meghan Trainor's brand new single 'Lips Are Movin', due for release on January 19th.

The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Special Tour Dates

The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Special Tour Dates In Support Of 'Monuments To An Elegy'


n support of their eighth studio album Monuments to an Elegy, available December 9, The Smashing Pumpkins will play a series of special shows in select cities around the globe. The tour will begin in Berlin at Kesselhaus on November 30th, and make stops at Koko's in London on December 5th, Le Trabendo in Paris on December 6th and New York's Webster Hall on December 8th (see below for list of current tour dates).

Blackberry Smoke announces tour dates for 2015

Blackberry Smoke Announces 2015 Tour Dates


Atlanta rockers Blackberry Smoke are set to embark on a mammoth tour in the Spring, and they have an excellent bill of special guests to join them on their road trip. Blackberry Smoke have spent almost two years touring their last album, including a successful double-stint in the UK where they have started to build a loyal fanbase with their take on seventies-style Southern and Country Rock.

John Kadlecik launches solo acoustic tour

John Kadlecik solo tour

Live album release includes original material

Tour to run through western states and Mid Atlantic holidays shows


John Kadlecik is celebrating the release of his new album Liquid Silver Live and the original material it contains with a solo acoustic tour starting this week in the western states. Furthur (sic) into the fall he will be hosting holiday shows in the Washington DC area with both of his current lineups, the DC Mystery Cats and the John K. Band.

Rebecca Loebe New Live release, video and Tour Dates Announced

Rebecca Loebe

New Tour Dates Announced


Rebecca Loebe has a new live album, a new video and a slew of tour dates coming up this month. Don't let her youthful appearance fool you, she's been performing for more than a decade and already has a stint on NBC's The Voice under her belt. She was kind enough to get together with Live Music News and for an interview about her upcoming tour and recent releases.