Guest Host Ray Roa (Creative Loafing Tampa) chats with James Alex from Beach Slang and his tour manager, Charlie Lowe, ahead of their performance at Big Pre-Fest in Little Ybor. They discuss the infamous Chicago Liquor, Malört, meeting at THE FEST, Pabst-covered glasses, “Dad Mode”, Quiet Slang, and more. Also, James talks about getting Paul Westerberg’s guitar from Tommy Stinson and he makes a plea to work with Kurt Vile.
East Coast! Lola G is doing some solo shows this week, details below!
Nov 1: at Howlers in Pittsburgh
Nov 2: at The Happy Dog in Cleveland
Nov 3: at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia
Nov 4: at Sofar Sounds in New York
Nov 5: at The Well in Brooklyn
Nov 6: at The Plough and Stars in Boston
Nov 7: at Union Pool in Brooklyn
Our road warriors Fruit & Flowers are coming to your town and spreading love along the way.
11/03 Washington, DC - Smith Public Trust
11/04 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
11/05 Charleston, SC - Tin Roof
11/06 Atlanta, GA - 529
11/07 Athens, GA - The World Famous
11/08 Nashville, TN - The 5 Spot
11/09 Cincinnati, OH - Urban Artifact
11/10 Muncie, IN - Be Here Now
11/11 Columbus, OH - Spacebar
11/12 Pittsburgh, PA - The Mr. Roboto Project
On January 13, 2017... Greg Billings Band celebrated the 35th anniversary of Stranger with a sold out show at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre. Luckily, they recorded the incredible set and it's available to stream now! There's also a bonus track featuring Robin Zander from Cheap Trick!! If you love real rock n roll, it doesn't get more real than Greg Billings Band.
Tampa's own Mama's Batch has made their debut ep, 'Til the Sunrise, available for streaming and its like a blessing from on high. Mama's Batch produces the perfect mixture of homegrown funk and soul, and we can't get songs like "Wasted Time" and "Wrong Side" out of our heads.
Catch them all over the Tampa Bay area - including tonight at sold out the Greg Billings Band Live / Stranger 35 Party in Madiera Beach.
Introducing new artist Ethan E! Listen to his single "Saved" now and get ready for his debut EP, 10 Eagle St., out on 10/20 via Cigar City MGMT Label Services.
Ethan E grew up playing cello for 12 years, coming from a family of classical musicians, who spend Thanksgiving and Passover evenings sight-reading quartets and sonatas.
His upcoming debut album, 10 Eagle St., comes from the belief that identity can tie into location (in Ethan's case, Upstate New York). The sounds not only represent the instruments, but also bottle up whatever essence comes from driving through Hudson Valley landscapes, and walking the streets of Hudson.
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/saved/id1287055330
Stream the new single "Boy's Got Me Crazy" from singer/songwriter Morgen La Civita. Produced by the late, great George Mena (Donna Summer) and Mixed & Mastered by Grammy Winner Jake R. Tanner (Celia Cruz, Ricky Martin).
Morgen La Civita is a singer/songwriter from Easton, PA. She has been featured on over 30 albums and has received airplay from stations including WWOZ in New Orleans, Jazz88 in San Francisco and NBC's "Good Morning New Orleans". Morgen’s lyrics have been featured in American Songwriter Magazine, and she's been a Songwriter Universe featured artist numerous times. Her song, “What Love Can Do” was used in a Kia Soul advertisement and her song “Down The Rabbit Hole” has been used in two independent films.
Close out the week with this chill electronic album from Tampa's Hotwax, Communicator.
Hotwax's debut album, Communicator, features guitar from Nate Wagner (Leaaves, Lord Bendtner), and vocals from synthwave artist Navigateur as well as chillwave vocalist and producer Steffalloo, who has worked with the likes of xxyyxx, Chrome Sparks, Sun Glitters, and more.
For Episode 51, We talk to TWO-TIME guest, Ben Falgoust from GOATWHORE, about our first interview with him (Episode 11), their new album Vengeful Ascension, touring with Venom Inc., Game of Thrones, Red Dead Redemption and Ben’s love for Westerns, contemporary metal bands, and oh so much more. For this interview, we’re joined by Connor Head from the band Blood Bath & Beyond.
On a milestone Cigar City Radio Episode 50, we talk to Tommy Stinsonabout the return of BASH & POP and new album Anything Could Happen, collaborating with Nicole Atkins, being a member of Guns N' Roses, The Replacements reunion, and his upcoming TV Pilot. Also, for this interview we’re joined by our old friend, Michael Mills, from the band Male Order Brides.
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Also, the first track we've ever released through our new friends at Beatport - where DJs can grab a premium quality version of this 105 BPM, A# minor electronic groove. Vibe away with this one.
ICYMI we're working with Santa Barbara based MC Tommy Luck who just released his debut single "Entropy" on Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, and everywhere else. There's a Darth Vader reference so you know we're all about it. Add it to your playlists!
The homies at Citrus Rap showing love for the new single "Priorities" from really confused - the project from our former intern Tanner Barry, released through our very own Label Services! Be on the lookout for more music from him coming soon.
9/7 - Lexington, KY at The Burl
9/8 - Dayton, OH at Blind Bob's Bar
9/9 - Cincinnati, OH at The Hub OTR
9/10 - Columbus, OH at Spacebar
9/15 - Indianapolis, IN First Invasion at Melody Inn
9/16 - Indianapolis, IN Second Invasion at Nantucket Island
9/17 - Dekalb, IL at The House Cafe
9/18 - Chicago, IL at Burlington Bar
9/19 - Des Moines, IA at Vaudeville Mews
9/20 - Iowa City, IA at Gabe's Iowa City
9/22 - Peoria, IL at RAIL II
You can now stream 4 classic Stranger albums on Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, and everywhere else!
No Rules (1989) - https://open.spotify.com/album/5KdPwzUV4cLtiOrhUitnvR
No More Dirty Deals (1991) - https://open.spotify.com/album/3aPYMKiVgT7SiQhuiVIUEs
We Be Live (1993) - https://open.spotify.com/album/7HlFnqO8ue5ibMI5kjAuUB
Angry Dogs (1995) - https://open.spotify.com/album/0qV1okHmsFmVF9crKbu8EJ
We're preserving Tampa music history by partnering with Greg Billings to bring classic Stranger records into the digital age. Read all about it via Tampa Bay Times and get ready to stream this Friday, August 11th!
And don't forget to check out their new single "She Believes in the Devil" now on Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/track/03EdWn1FnvNuO2XOokZH2e…
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