A Rock and Roll show of the highest order. Let’s just say after all these years Bruce Dickinson and the boys still bring the house down complete with flame throwers.
Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, and the rest of the Hollywood Vampires release a live video ahead of their soon to be released album.
Taron Egarton, you know him as Eggsy in the Kingsman: Secret Service films, and Elton John are doing the rounds in support of the new Rocketman bio-pic opening soon. Here, they duet on “Rocketman” live from the Cannes music festival.
It definitely is a slow week when a new Dionne Warwick album and an instrumental covers record from Jimmy Webb are worthy of note, but fear not. We did manage to come up with five pretty cool albums that were released this week.
Crazy Lixx – Forever Wild
This one comes right from the belly of the Sunset Strip circa 1982. There is not a lot of nuance on this album, but is that such a bad thing.
Alex Lahey – The Best of Luck Club
The second album from this Australian songstress. Here, she matches her catchy hooks with solid songwriting.
The South Austin Moonlighters – Feels Like Home
These guys cover all of the Roots Rock bases. Americana, Blues, Country, you name it this band has it covered. Whether it is the Leon Helm inspired vibe of the title track or the Eagles-Like harmonies on “Carry Me On” this is a grower of a listen.
Jimmy Vaughan – Please Come Home
Jimmie Vaughan plays Texas Blues better than pretty much anyone in the game. Here, he handles less than obvious Jump-Blues covers with the aplomb of the savvy veteran that he is. “Midnight Hour” is worth the price of admission alone.
Lizzo – Cuz I Love You
If you are not familiar with the phenomenon that is Lizzo it is time to right that wrong. Unashamed of her body image or her sexuality her debut record is earthy, vibrant, and brilliant.
His new record October in the Railroad Earth is one of the records of the year so far. This video that features everyone from Spade Cooley to Merle Haggard is a nostalgic stunner.
Carrying the Southern soul legacy into the 21st century, Southern Avenue is pure Stax soul glory. Their new record, Keep On, is smoking with the embers of 70’s soul. Memphis native Tierinii Jackson is part Tina Turner and part Sharon Jones.
After making a name for herself as one half of The Twilight Hotel, guitar goddess Brandy Zdan moved to Austin, and after spending some time with the all-girl Americana band The Trisha’s, released her debut solo record in 2018.