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First Listen: Dustin Thomas – The Kingdom + On Tour Supporting John Butler Trio

The music of Dustin Thomas is rooted in message. This is a writer and performer who takes his role as a voice with an audience seriously. With a month of tour stops opening for international favorites John Butler Trio kicking off tonight, that audience is looking to do nothing but grow for Thomas, whose new single “The Kingdom” is due out November 17.… Read More

First Listen: Of Good Nature – Good Life

Reggae has always been a genre that lends itself to crossover, particularly in the US. Many of America’s favorite reggae acts have some degree of musical fusion that occurs, be it bands like Sublime with their distinct blend of ska, punk and reggae, or 311 with their more compositional approach to rock and reggae.… Read More

Ticket Giveaway – John Butler Trio NYC

Australia’s John Butler Trio has been bringing their unique sonic blend to audiences world-wide for twenty years now. With a track record of platinum sales, Butler is part of a new wave of career artists who have taken control of their music as co-founder of the independent record label Jarrah Records.… Read More

Music Industry 101: Tour History

In the early stages of a band’s career one of the most common pitfalls is not understanding the vernacular of the industry. I started booking shows for my own band when I was about 18, and I remember the first time a promoter ever told me I had “2nd hold” on a date.… Read More