Bands You Should Know: A New Weekly Feature From Live & Listen June 23, 2016 12:38
Photo by Taylor Wallace: iWally Photography
Live And Listen is pleased to reveal the details on a new weekly feature known as "Bands You Should Know". This new concept will highlight a different band each Friday with an interview, general background information, current happenings (new material, upcoming shows), as well as videos and audio from each band. After nearly two years of various interviews and artist spotlights and nearly 30,000 social media followers, we feel that installing a consistent weekly feature is the best next step for Live And Listen.
"Live And Listen" is a motto and a lifestyle. We strive to make a difference in the community through charitable concerts, while providing bands and festivals with a unique, creative avenue to build their audience. We feature various established and up-and-coming bands through a tireless social media campaign. We strive to help bands increase exposure to new markets and demographics.
All bands will have the opportunity to apply for this new weekly feature. Our awareness campaign is aimed to open up new opportunities for exposure in markets and demographics that each band might be looking to reach. To submit your application for Live And Listen's "Bands You Should Know", please send your electronic press kit to Jordan@liveandlisten.com. Each application will be reviewed and considered in a timely fashion.
Photo by Taylor Wallace: iWally Photography
Live & Listen's 24-Hour Flash Sale: 25% Off All Orders June 22, 2016 11:55
Live & Listen is pleased to announce that we are offering a 25% discount on all t-shirts for the next 24 hours. This new run of Retro Logo T-Shirts are moving fast, and current variants are available in limited quantities. The new retro logo gives us an opportunity to build the brand with a new twist. This is a smaller run of t-shirts, so don't miss out on grabbing one of these new items while supplies last. Simply enter promo code "june2016" to apply a 25% discount code to all t-shirt orders. This offer expires on Thursday, June 23rd at 12:00 PM CST.
Shirts are printed on Next Level Apparel poly/cotton blend t-shirts. The red and blue t-shirts are 60% cotton and 40% polyester. The ash (grey) t-shirts, which are very limited in numbers, are even softer and lighter at 5/35% poly/combed ring-spun cotton. All proceeds help us to continue our mission of helping bands continue to reach new people, while raising money for local charities through our annual benefit concerts. Special thanks to Mike Sears (Light Train Studio) for another killer design, as well as Brian Giggey (Soundscape Merchandise) for being the best in the business.
"Live And Listen" is a motto and a lifestyle. We strive to make a difference in the community through charitable concerts, while providing bands and festivals with a unique, creative avenue to build their audience. We can't thank you enough for your continued support.
Flash Sale: 25% Off All Live & Listen T-Shirts June 6, 2016 08:53
After receiving our latest order of new Live & Listen t-shirts, we have decided to offer a flash sale for 25% off all t-shirts for today only. Please enter promo code "monday" upon completing your order to apply this discount.
Shirts are printed on Next Level Apparel poly/cotton blend t-shirts. The red and blue t-shirts are 60% cotton and 40% polyester. The ash (grey) t-shirts, which are very limited in numbers, are even softer and lighter at 5/35% poly/combed ring-spun cotton. All proceeds go directly towards our future benefit concerts.
Hot Off The Press: 2016 L&L Retro Logo T-Shirts May 31, 2016 14:53
Live & Listen is pleased to announce that our brand new retro logo t-shirts are officially in stock. Many have asked for a new t-shirt, and we have finally delivered on that request. The new retro logo gives us an opportunity to build the brand with a new twist. This is a smaller run of t-shirts, so don't miss out on grabbing one of these new items while supplies last.
Shirts are printed on Next Level Apparel poly/cotton blend t-shirts. The red and blue t-shirts are 60% cotton and 40% polyester. The ash (grey) t-shirts, which are very limited in numbers, are even softer and lighter at 5/35% poly/combed ring-spun cotton. All proceeds go directly towards our future benefit concerts. Special thanks to Mike Sears (Light Train Studio) for another killer design, as well as Brian Giggey (Soundscape Merchandise) for being the best in the business.
Merchandise sales keep this dream alive, and we thank you for your continued support!
Funksgiving 2015: Featuring Robert Randolph & The Family Band, McLovins, & BYOG July 21, 2015 11:17
CukoRakko Pre-Party Featuring Sidewalk Chalk & Jeffrey James - Montgomery - Thurs 4/23 April 22, 2015 11:52
The Saza Serious Sound Series is bringing CukoRakko to Montgomery on Thursday night! CukoRakko Music & Arts Festival is a dynamic family event at historic Horse Pens 40 in Steele, AL, just north of Birmingham, the first week in May and first week in October.
CukoRakko will be hosting their first ever Montgomery Outreach Pre-Party with Ropeadope Records artists, Sidewalk Chalk, from Chicago. You don't want to miss this powerful night of music and art. Check out some of their latest videos below. There will also be visual art on display from Abstract Mafia and other artists and activities to be announced, as well as our friend DJ Jeffrey James before and after the band.
Come enjoy The Sanctuary, Montgomery's newest music and arts venue in the Capitol's oldest neighborhood, Historic Cottage Hills. Join us in learning more about this great venue, neighborhood, band, and festival.
Visit Helicity Montgomery to learn more about the growing cultural movement in the capitol city.
(Sidewalk Chalk - "Blue" - From their latest release, Shoulder Season)
SIDEWALK CHALK (Chicago, IL)
With the release of its sophomore album, Leaves, Sidewalk Chalk continues to lead the contemporary evolution of hip-hop, soul, and jazz. The band’s roots are firmly planted in Chicago where all eight members bring their respective talents together to update a sound first heralded in the Native Tongues era but never so musically diverse. The group’s unique arrangement allows them to incorporate numerous styles seamlessly: an MC and female vocalist; a trio of keys, bass, and drums; a horn section with trombone and trumpet; and a tap-dancer.
In contrast to the 2012 debut release, Corner Store, this new album finds the group venturing into a grittier space and capitalizing on a subtle approach that is at times hauntingly beautiful. Leaves represents change, both the loss of something dear and the excitement of exploring something new. “The album is about growth, growing pains, and letting go of the past if need be,” states MC Rico Sisney. Vocalist Maggie Vagle adds, “It’s also about unfolding into a new color. Shedding to shine brighter."
(Sidewalk Chalk - "Get It Right" - From their latest release, Shoulder Season)
Sidewalk Chalk has created a live show that captivates a variety of audiences. The group has already shared stages with Questlove, De La Soul, Action Bronson, Jean Grae, Hiatus Kaiyote and other notables. Individually, band members have acted as musical director(s) for Brother Ali, toured with Jazzanova and played behind Buddy Guy and Talib Kweli. Sidewalk Chalk was named "Most Outstanding Group" at the 2012 Chicago Music Awards, and its MC represented Chicago at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China.
Sidewalk Chalk is: Rico Sisney (MC), Maggie Vagle (Vocals), Charlie Coffeen (Keys), Garrett McGinn (Bass), Tyler Berg (Drums), Jumaane Taylor (Taps), Sam Trump (Trumpet), and David Ben-Porat (Trombone).
(Sidewalk Chalk - "Vibrations" - From their latest release, Shoulder Season)
MADE Paper Presents: Hankfest 2015 April 21, 2015 11:14
----MADE Paper is excited to announce Hankfest 2015! Join us in the A&P Courtyard in Montgomery, AL on May 2nd from 7-11 p.m.for a celebration of Southern Music with a touch of Hank. Musical acts include Dead Fingers, Daniel Elias + Exotic Dangers, Captain Kudzu, and Hank Sr All Stars! Tickets on sale now for $10 at http://hankfest.
brownpapertickets.com. Tickets will be $20 at the door. Special discount given at the door to those who have their Fitzgerald Gala ticket and Southern Makers wristbands!---------------
New Album Release: Keller Williams - "Vape" - In Stores Today April 20, 2015 07:34
Looking for some brand new music this week? Keller Williams has you covered. Today marks the official release for Keller's 20th album, Vape. The record includes contributions from bassist Samson Grisman, guitarist John Kadlecik, mandolinist Ronnie McCoury, banjoist Rob McCoury, bassist Alan Bartram and fiddle player Jason Carter. Vape features 10 original Williams tracks, including some that have never been played live.
Keller's latest single, "Mantra," can be streamed or downloaded by clicking below:
For all of the latest Keller news, check him out on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!
Keller Williams 2015 Tour Dates:
3/27 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29 - Wild South Tour
3/28 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel - Wild South Tour
4/3 & 4 – Girdwood, AK @ Alyseka Resort @ The Sitzmark Bar & Grille
4/17 – Mill Valley, CA @ Sweetwater Music Hall
4/18 &19 – Three Rivers, CA @ Earth Jam - Keller Williams Solo + Keller &
4/20 – San Rafael, CA @ Terrapin Crossroads - With Phil & Friends
4/23 & 24 – Charleston, SC @ Pour House
4/25 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
5/1 - 5/3 – Republic New Orleans LA Voodoo Dead - 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead with Steve Kimock, Bill Kreutzmann, Jeff Chimenti, George Porter Jr.,
5/9 – Virginia Beach VA @ Chics Beach Festival
5/22 – Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp - Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass and Keller Williams Solo late night
5/23 – Thornville, OH @ Dark Star Jubilee @ Legend Valley - Keller & The Keels
6/5 – Minden, WV @ Mountain Music Festival
6/14 – Ontario, CA @ Huck Finn Jubilee - Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass
7/1 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest - Keller Williams Solo
7/4 – Ozark, AK @ Highberry US Festival
7/11 – Summit Point, WV @ All Good Music Festival
7/12 – Felton, CA @ Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival - Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring Michael Kang & Keith Moseley
7/17 – Northern Plains, OR @ Northwest String Summit - Keller Williams with The Travelin' McCourys and Keller Williams Grateful Grass
7/23 – Floyd, VA @ Floydfest - Keller Williams Solo, Keller & The Keels, and Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass
8/8 – Alta, WY @ Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival - Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass
8/16 – Scranton, PA @ Peach Fest - Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel featuring John Kadlecik
9/5 – Stroud, OK @ Backwoods Music Festival
9/13 – Arrington, VA @ Lockn' - Grateful Gospel
10/3 – Mebane, NC @ Homegrown Music Festival
10/4 – Darlington, MD @ Luna Light Festival - Keller & The Keels
New Interview: Todd Stoops (RAQ and Kung Fu) April 17, 2015 09:13
Just last night, we had the pleasure of speaking with one of our favorite musicians, Todd Stoops (RAQ and Kung Fu). Kung Fu was preparing for the final show of their "Dirty Dozen" tour with fellow Northeast jam rockers, Twiddle. We've been lucky enough to follow Todd's career since the early days of RAQ, and simply cannot get enough Kung Fu. This explosive, lethal funk super group has only scratched the surface, and our conversation with Todd only validated why we love this band so much.