8.03-04 California Honeydrops "When It Was Wrong" (Independent) Carroll "Alligator" (eOne) Craig Finn "Maggie I've Been Searching For Our Son" (Partisan) Don Henley Cass County (Capitol) Gracie and Rachel Tiptoe (Independent) Hard Working Americans "Dope Is Dope" (Melvin/Thirty Tigers) La Luz Weirdo Shrine (Hardly Art) Larkin Poe "Stubborn Love" (RH) Lindi Ortega "Ashes" (Last Gang) Muse "Mercy" (Warner Bros.) Mynabirds Lovers Know (Saddle Creek) Rayland Baxter "Yellow Eyes" (ATO) Salim Nourallah "Teringua" (Independent) Statesboro Revue Jukehouse Revival (Vision/Thirty Tigers) Sugarplum Fairies "American Troubadour" (Starfish) Sydney Alese "I Found My Bliss" (Independent)
Boulder: Artist Added, Music Meeting Info TheFMQB Triple A Conference, August 5-8 in Boulder, CO is coming up fast and there are only 3-days left to register online and save! Registration is only $429 until July 31 and you can register at registration.fmqb.com until July 31, when registration closes and you can only purchase your registration at walkup ($480). The full schedule has been released and you can view the timing for all the festivities atFMQB.com. The lineup includes that includes Alex Winston, American Authors, Anderson East, Brynn Elliott, Civil Twilight, Clara-Nova, Elle King, Galactic, Gavin James, George Ezra, GIVERS, Grace Potter, Holly Miranda, HoneyHoney, Houndmouth, Jackie Greene, Kaleo, Kristin Diable, Larkin Poe, Lord Huron, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Marian Hill, Meg Mac, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Rayland Baxter, ROMANS, Seinabo Sey, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Tai Burnette, The Bros. Landreth, The Freddy Jones Band, The Lone Bellow, The Saint Johns, The War On Drugs and Tor Miller.
Friday, August 7 will bring on the annual Pro.qb Music Meeting, with Mark Abuzzahab from Vuhaus as your master of ceremonies. You can submit music to Mark at Abuzzahab@yahoo.com anytime up until July 24. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5 with The Keynote Interview featuring author and former Grateful Dead Publicist Dennis McNally being interviewed by WFUV/New York PD Rita Houston and ends with the Awards Brunch on Saturday morning, August 8.
Registration is $429 and you can register at registration.fmqb.com 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. If you canít get into the St. Julien, try the Best Western Boulder Inn (303-449-3800), Marriott Courtyard (303-440-4700) and Millennium Harvest House (303-443-3850), all which have comparable rates.
AT&T To Activate FM Chips On Android Smartphones In response to the announcement that AT&T will include FM Chip activation in their 2016 device specifications for Android smartphones, NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith released a statement:
"Today marks a new beginning in mobile technology with the agreement by a global iconic brand, AT&T, to light up the FM receiver chips in all of its future Android smartphones. With this decision, AT&T's customers become the biggest beneficiaries, giving them access to local radio news, entertainment, weather, and failsafe emergency alert connectivity. With access to apps like NextRadio, AT&T's listeners will also enjoy song tagging and interactivity features that have become increasingly popular with younger listeners.
Gordon added, "America's broadcasters salute AT&T's decision to serve its customers through collaboration with America's local radio stations. Bravo!" AT&T's announcement today follows a 2013 announcement from Sprint to activate FM chips on select Android and Windows smartphones.
Wilco's Surprise Release Wilco caught fans off-guard on Thursday night, not only revealing it had recorded a new album, but giving it away for free digitally. The band's ninth album is titled Star Wars (to capitalize on the upcoming movie?) and is being given away to anyone who signs up for its mailing list for the next 30 days. Star Wars is also available for free on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, as well as streaming on Apple Music, Rdio, Spotify and Tidal.
Star Wars will then get a physical release on CD as of August 21, with a vinyl release coming on November 27 via their dBpm Records imprint/Anti-.
On Wilco's official Instagram, frontman Jeff Tweedy wrote, "Why release an album this way and why make it free? Well, the biggest reason, and I'm not sure we even need any others, is that it felt like it would be fun. What's more fun than a surprise?"
Wilco is currently on a North American tour, with dates announced into late September
Wilco Star Wars
Ben Folds So There
Keith Richards Crosseyed Heart
Craig Finn Faith In The Future
Revivalists Men Amongst Mountains
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds The Weather Below
Jason Isbell Something More...