9.22-23 Ages and Ages "Light Goes Out" (Partisan) Broken Bells "After The Disco" (Columbia) Drew Davis Son Of Gun (Independent) Felice Brothers "Woman Next Door" (Dualtone) Field Report Marigolden (Partisan) Growlers Chinese Fountain (Independent) Hot Rize When I'm Free (Independent/Thirty Tigers) Jason Spooner Band "Fireflies" (Independent) King Tuff Black Moon Spell (Sub Pop) Kongos "I Want To Know" (Epic) Liz Cooper & The Stampede Monsters (Independent) Luke Winslow King Everlasting Arms (Bloodshot) Marcia Ball "The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man" (Alligator) Marty Stuart Saturday Night-Sunday Morning (Independent/Thirty Tigers) Old 97's "Longer Than You've Been Alive" (ATO) Rebecca Pidgeon "Perfect Stranger" (Rent-A-Label) Sam Smith "I'm Not The Only One" (Capitol) Sons Of Bill "Bad Dancer" (Independent/Thirty Tigers) | Spanish Gold "South Of Nowhere" (BMG) Stone Senate "Hard To Stay Warm" (Independent) Toby Lightman Every Kind Of People (Independent) Tweedy "Low Key" (Independent/Anti-) Various Link Of Chain: A Songwriters Tribute To Chris Smither (Signature Sounds) Walk The Moon "Shut Up And Dance" (RCA)
WYEP's Backstage Bash WYEP/Pittsburgh continues to celebrate its 40th anniversary year, with a Backstage Bash on Thursday, November 6 at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel. Guests will enjoy acoustic performances representing the past, present and the future of the local music scene, with performances by the legendary Bill Deasy, Jessica Bitsura, and Scott Blasey from The Clarks will take place. Food and refreshments will be served.
Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on exclusive silent auction items, including Guest DJ sets on WYEP, House Concerts, and one-of-a-kind signed memorabilia. The Backstage Bash will be followed by a performance at the Byham Theater by Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue.
Pandora Strikes US Licensing Deal With BMG Pandora and BMG have announced a multi-year agreement for a U.S. license for its complete BMI and ASCAP catalog of musical works. The direct publishing deal creates marketing and business benefits for Pandora, BMG and the songwriters it represents.
"Millions of Pandora's listeners have long enjoyed the great music from BMG's songwriters," said Brian McAndrews, CEO of Pandora. "Our agreement with BMG ensures that we can continue expanding the audience for one of the world's most storied music catalogs and demonstrates that collaboration between the music industry and Pandora creates opportunities and value for publishers and songwriters."
"BMG looks forward to a prosperous relationship with Pandora in which our songwriters can benefit from their platform," said Laurent Hubert, President, Marketing & Creative at BMG Chrysalis North America. "We also want to take this opportunity to emphasize our strong, continuing relationship with the US performing rights organizations as they play a vital role for songwriters and music publishers alike."
U2 Footage Revealed Now that U2 fans have had a few days to digest the fact that the band suddenly gave away a new album on iTunes, the Irish rockers posted a video on Twitter that gives a behind-the-scenes look at their studio work. Fans can find a link to the short video in a tweet that reads: "A studio, exclusive with @U2 recording #SongsOfInnocence the #NewU2Album." The clip shows recording studio footage as Bono explains, "These songs were always destined, but rather than it being paint-by-numbers, or very disciplined or described, it's coming together in a way that's even surprising to us. I always think of the Zen artists that spend all their time mixing the ink, and then it's that last few minutes where all the work, all the gestures, are actually recorded, and that's the way our albums always go."
U2 Songs Of Innocence
Robert Plant Lullaby and The Ceaseless Roar
Lucinda Williams Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
Various Dead Man's Town: A Tribute To Born in the USA
Lightning Rod/Thirty Tigers
Walk the Moon Talking Is Hard
Spoon They Want My Soul
Ryan Adams Ryan Adams
Pax Am/Blue Note/Capitol
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Hypnotic Eye
New Pornographers Brill Bruisers
Black Keys Turn Blue
Robert Plant Lullaby and The Ceaseless...