5.27-28 Blake Morgan "I Can Hear You Say" (ECR) Crytal Fighters "You And I" (Atlantic) Eric Burdon w/Jenny Lewis "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (ATO) Greezy Wheels Kitty Cat Jesus (MaHatMa) Last Good Tooth Not Without Work And Rest (Team Love) Paul J Phillips Every Time I Leave (Independent) Tijuana Panthers Semi-Sweet (Innovative Leisure) Vandaveer "Pretty Polly" (Independent) Winslow Left Of The Right Direction (Little Fish)
KFOG Names Pugh OM/PD Cumulus has named Bill Pugh, most recently at Clear Channel/San Diego, as PD of KFOG and OM for KFOG and Classic Rock KSAN, effective immediately. Pugh replaces format vet Dennis Constantine who has left the station. Constantine previously programmed such Triple A legends as KBCO/Denver-Boulder and KINK/Portland, and spent most of the ’90s running a Boulder-based Triple A consultancy which was involved in the growth of some of the format’s legendary stations on both the commercial and non-commercial bands. Constantine told FMQBhe is “looking forward to the next adventure on this path,” and can be reached at (503) 989-9777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boulder Keeps Growing, Ballots Now Open The FMQB Triple A Conference happens August 7-10 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, CO and lineup continues to grow, with a lineup that includes Andrew Ripp, Aoife O’Donovan, Arthur Lee Land, Blake Morgan, Bobby Long, Brett Dennen, City And Colour, Diego Garcia, Frank Turner, Gooding, HAERTS, Houndmouth, Jamie N Commons, John Butler, Kopecky Family Band, Little Green Cars, Marie Miller, Neko Case, Ozomatli, Phoenix, Saints Of Valory, Satellite, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Head And The Heart, The Lone Bellow, The Secret Sisters, The Wheeler Brothers, The Wild Feathers, Tom Odell, Tora, and Valerie June, with still more artists yet to be announced. In addition, ballots are now open for the awards to be handed out at the Triple A Awards Brunch on Saturday, August 10. If you didn’t receive a ballot, you can find one at http://www.fmqbproductions.com/ballots/ballots.html, but please only vote once.
Registration is still only $349 through June 15 and you can register at fmqb.com. Also, there are still a few rooms available at the St. Julien at the FMQBrate of only $215/night, but they are almost sold out, so call the hotel at (877) 303-0900 to reserve yours now.
Pandora To Preview New Releases With "Pandora Premieres" Pandora launched Pandora Premieres, a new station that previews upcoming album releases in their entirety before their release. Pandora Founder/Chief Strategy Officer Tim Westergren said, "Pandora Premieres represents a great new discovery platform for our more than 200 million registered users and an equally powerful vehicle for artists, both established and emerging to reach new audiences. Never has so targeted a program been delivered on such a massive scale."
Listeners can access the station by adding the Pandora Premieres station, which will be updated weekly with new releases. With Pandora Premieres, listeners can choose to hear any track on the featured album, in any order and as many times as they'd like, for the time period the album is available on the station. Listeners are encouraged to tune in regularly because new albums will be featured each week, with some artists also offering additional exclusive content such as video interviews.
Pandora Premieres debuts with John Fogerty's new record, Wrote A Song For Everyone, and Folk singer Laura Marling's Once I Was An Eagle.
Doors Keyboardist Ray Manzarek Passes Away Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founding member of legendary Rockers The Doors, has passed away at the age of 74. Manzarek died at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany today after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer. According to a statement, he passed away surrounded by his wife Dorothy and his brothers Rick and James.
Manzarek co-founded The Doors after meeting their iconic, late frontman Jim Morrison in Venice Beach, CA in 1965. The group went on to sell over 100 million albums worldwide, releasing a number of seminal hit songs and six classic albums, with their moody Rock sound fueled by Manzarek's recognizable keyboard sound.
In 2002, Manzarek and Doors guitarist Robby Krieger began playing together again, under a number of different monikers, performing Doors hits with various other singers and musicians.
Krieger said in a statement, "I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today. I'm just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him."
Mumford and Sons Babel
Jason Isbell Southeastern
Joseph Arthur The Ballad Of Boogie Christ
Portugal The Man Evil Friends
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Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
Boxer Rebellion Promises
Lone Bellow The Lone Bellow Descendant/RED
Iron & Wine Ghost On Ghost Nonesuch
Dawes Stories Don't End HUB
Patty Griffin American Kid
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of...
David Bowie The Next Day Columbia
JJ Grey & Mofro This River
Josh Ritter The Beast In Its Tracks
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