5.11-12 Bob Schneider "The Stars Over Your House" (Independent) Danny Schmidt Owls (Independent) Della Mae Della Mae (Rounder/CMG) Helio Sequence The Helio Sequence (Sub Pop) Holly Miranda "All I Want Is To Be Your Girl" (Dangerbird) Hudson Mohawke "Indian Steps" (Warp) Indigo Girls "Happy In The Sorrow Key" (IG/Vanguard/CMG) James Maddock "Driving Around" (Jullian) Lindsay Mac Animal Again (Independent) Mike + Ruthy Band "What Are We Waiting For" (Humble Abode/Thirty Tigers) Nellie Pearl "Canoe" (Independent) Richard Thompson "Beatnik Walking" (Fantasy/CMG) Steve Weinstein "Til I Die" (Resonator)
Boulder: More Artists Announced The FMQB Triple A Conference returns to Boulder, CO August 5-8, 2015 and the list of artists is growing weekly, with last week’s announcement featuring hotel performers Kristin Diable, Marian Hill, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds and The Freddy Jones Band joining the already announced AlexWinston, Civil Twilight, Elle King, Galactic, George Ezra, GIVERS, Grace Potter, Holly Miranda, Houndmouth, Jackie Greene, Lord Huron, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Meg Mac, San Fermin, The Lone Bellow, The War OnDrugs and Tor Miller. Registration is just $329 through this Thursday, April 30 and you can book your room at the St. Julien, which is almost sold out, with the special FMQB rates starting at only $219 by calling (720) 406-9696 and mentioning FMQB. .
Entercom Austin Taps Stephanie Callihan As VP/GM Entercom Communications has tapped Stephanie Callihan as the new Vice President/General Manager of Entercom Austin.
A 26-year media veteran, Callihan has held various roles in media and radio, most recently as Regional Market President for iHeartMedia in Wichita.
“Stephi is a dynamic and accomplished leader with extensive experience leading sales organizations,” said Weezie Kramer, Station Group President. “I am thrilled to bring her experience and passion for the business to our team in Austin.”
“I’m honored to lead the team at Entercom. Our brands are iconic in the Austin community and I am excited for the opportunity to grow our stations and continue to drive results for our clients,” said Callihan. “I am blessed to return to one of the most vibrant cities in America, where I have family, my dearest friends and longtime business relationships.”
U2 Readies Tour A new interview in the New York Times checks in with U2 as they prepare for a series of arena shows. However, Bono says he is still healing from his bike crash in New York last year. Most of his remaining injuries are in his left hand and forearm, and still cannot play guitar. “It feels like I have somebody else’s hand,” he said, adding that his forearm and elbow are "all numb" and titanium, adding that "The shoulder’s better, the face is better.”
The feature also gives a look into the setup for U2's next tour. The band is aiming to play two sets, with an intermission. The first set would essentially be identical each night, with changes in the second set. A triple platform stage has been built, with the sound system fixed to the ceiling rather than the traditional placement around the stage.
Their now-infamous iTunes release of last year's Song Of Innocence was discussed as well. Bono's longtime friend and collaborator Gavin Friday is involved in the production of the tour and told the Times, "The way the album was released, Apple overshadowed the whole thing, so the album was never really listened to. I was told to make the song really real.”
U2's Innocence + Experience Tour begins in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 14, with dates set well into November around the world. In a recently recorded interview, Bono revealed that U2 is planning to play their homeland of Ireland around Christmastime.
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