Posts Tagged ‘july’

audio ‘stache: Big B Strikes Gold With New Album

Big B’s latest album Fools Gold features collaborations with The Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid, P!NK, Butch Walker, and many more.  

big b fools goldJuly 9th marks the release date for Fool’s Gold, the latest album by Las Vegas-based singer/rapper Big B. Released on Suburban Noize Records, the album features appearances from Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid, and many others. It is currently streaming on and on

For Fool’s Gold, Big B‘s sixth studio album, he is upping the ante by delivering his most heartfelt album yet.  

“I put a lot of heart and soul into this record and the last few years have been pretty hard on me for various reasons,” he says. “This record was my way of getting it all out and turning it all into a positive thing. I just wanted to make good songs that people can have a good time listening to. “

Fool’s Gold features musical collaborations with members of legendary punk outfits NOFX and Pennywise, as well as a songwriting collaboration with Grammy winner Pink on the single “Here Comes the Lightning.” The end result is a collection of songs that are just as contagious as Big B‘s thuggish charm. With the entire music industry focused on finding the next huge star on reality television, Big B has taken a back-to-basics approach on “Fool’s Gold” and filled it with fun spirited songs that can fit into any music lover’s playlist. The album is rich is musical diversity and is cleverly inventive, as Big B seamlessly bridges the gap between rock, hip-hop, and alternative.

 Big B is currently on the road as part of the Cabin By the Sea tour with Dirty Heads and The Expendables. From there, he will embark on Redlight King’s “Ones to Watch” tour, which will run through August. Tour dates can be found below.


Cabin by the Sea Tour feat. Big B, Dirty Heads & The Expendables
07/09 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
07/11 – Kansas City – Midland Theatre
07/12 – Denver, CO – Exdo Event Center
07/15 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
07/16 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
07/21 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
07/22 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
07/24 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory Concert
07/26 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
07/28 – Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheatre

Ones to Watch Tour w/Redlight King & Icon for Hire
08/01 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
08/02 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
08/03 – Scottsdale, AZ – Martini Ranch
08/06 – Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room at HOB
08/07 – Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock at HOB
08/09 – Shreveport, LA – Strange Brew
08/10 – New Orleans, LA – The Parish at HOB
08/11 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
08/13 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Centre
08/14 – Knoxville, TN – NV Nightclub
08/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
08/17 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
08/20 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
08/21 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
08/23 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter at St. Andrew’s Hall
08/24 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
08/25 – Minneapolis, MN – Studio B at Skyway Theatre
08/27 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

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audio ‘stache: It’s Going to be One Lovely Day for CITIZEN COPE

Singer/songwriter Citizen Cope announces new album “One Lovely Day” scheduled for release July 17, 2012  

Citizen Cope Press Photo

Citizen Cope (songwriter and producer Clarence Greenwood) is proud to announce the release of his fifth album, One Lovely Day (July 17, Rainwater Recordings / MRI / RED).  Recorded in Brooklyn and written / produced by Clarence, the sounds on One Lovely Day are Southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic. For over a decade, Citizen Cope has been building a profoundly dedicated following, tirelessly bringing his urban folk-with a band or simply his guitar- to far corners of the US and beyond. This summer and fall, Cope continues with 47-date US headlining tour, including a date at the Beacon Theater in New York City (11/3).

Check out this Fan-Shot Video of Citizen Cope Performing One Lovely Day‘s title track, watch below and feel free to share the lovely day!

“Rawness improbably balanced by a mixture of danger and delicacy is what gives Citizen Cope his edge,” writes Rolling Stone.  “As a singer, songwriter and producer, he stands alone-an artist immune to corruption.” A child of the seventies, Citizen Cope is the radically mashed-up product of Greenville, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Vernon, Texas; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC; and Brooklyn, New York. These locations are felt everywhere in his stories.  Folk tales-whether through William Faulkner or Big Bill Broonzy-shaped his sensitivity.  In ’80s Austin, he took sound classes and found himself fooling with a primitive four-track setup. Turntables intrigued him, and he heard hip hop as an inspired invention. For years, he got lost in his self-designed lab, cooking up beats and motifs that only later would be shaped into songs, some recorded by Carlos Santana, Dido and Richie Havens.

One Lovely Day will be released July 17 on Rainwater Recordings.

Citizen Cope Tour Dates:
June 24 – San Luis Obispo, CA / Avila Beach Resort

July 25 – Lewiston, NY / Art Park

July 26 – Toronto, ONT / Phoenix Theatre

July 27 – Montreal, QUE / Corona Theatre

Aug 12 – Burlington, VT / Burlington Waterfront Park

Aug 14 – Dewey Beach, DE / Bottle & Cork

Aug 15 – Hampton Beach, NH / Hampton Beach Casino

Aug 17 – Norfolk, VA / Norva Theatre

Aug 18 – North Myrtle Beach, SC  / House of Blues

Sept 12 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL / Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Sept 13 – St. Petersburg, FL / Jannus Landing

Sept 14 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL / Revolution

Sept 15 – Lake Buena Vista, FL / House of Blues

Sept 17 – New Orleans, LA / Howlin’ Wolf

Sept 19 – Dallas, TX / AT&T Performing Arts Center

Sept 20 – Houston, TX / House of Blues

Sept 21 & 22 – Austin, TX / Stubbs Ampitheatre

Sept 25 – Tempe, AZ / Marquee Theatre

Sept 26 – San Diego, CA / House of Blues

Sept 28 – Los Angeles, CA / Wiltern

Sept 29 – Oakland, CA / Fox Theatre

Citizen Cope Album Cover

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video ‘stache: PRODIGY’s “Great Spitters” Premieres on VEVO

Prodigy teams up with Young Money’s Cory Gunz to preach the hard gospel of rap in the new video for “Great Spitters”, streaming on VEVO now.

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy and Young Money’s Cory Gunz take it to church in the mind-blowing new video for “Great Spitters”. Don’t be fooled, this church is nothing like you have ever been to on a Sunday!

Watch the video for “Great Spitters” on VEVO below, and you will see what Prodigy means by “Rap is my Religion”.

“Great Spitters” is a solid, hard hitting track off of Prodigy’s highly anticipated album, H.N.I.C. 3,  in stores everywhere July 3rd.

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buzz ‘stache: CITIZEN COPE’s “One Lovely Day” Hits ‘Battleship’

Citizen Cope’s infectious new single, “One Lovely Day,” is featured in the epic action film Battleship, in theaters this Friday, May 18th.

One Lovely Day,” the latest single released by sultry singer-songwriter, Citizen Cope, can be heard in the summer blockbuster, Battleship, which hits theaters Friday, May 18th. The sweet, soulful new tune is also the title track of Cope’s upcoming album, One Lovely Day, out in stores everywhere July 17th.

Listen to “One Lovely Day” here.

Citizen Cope will be touring throughout North America and beyond this summer on through the fall, in support of One Lovely Day.  Check here for upcoming dates. Cope is pictured above, performing today at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

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