This is a fact, but the Ben Folds Five show I attended in 2012, it was one of the best show I've ever seen. Singer Ben Folds clearly had a lot of fun touring and meeting their passionate fans... and they played all the hits.
I recently found out that Ben Folds will be releasing a brand new album called So There, slated for release on September 11th... with a November tour date to follow! It's really too bad that they are skipping Minneapolis this time around, let's hope they come back next Summer.
Presale and VIP packages for the Fall Tour start Wednesday, August 26, at 10AM local venue time.
November tour dates:
11/03 - Charlotte, NC - Belk Theatre
11/04 - Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Thatre
11/05 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
11/06 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli Theatre
11/07 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amp
11/09 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
11/11 - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theatre
11/12 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
11/13 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
11/14 - Columbus, OH - Lifestyles Community Pavilion
11/16 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
11/17 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
11/18 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
Four Hands (Sony Classical) is the brand-new album of piano duet from celebrated American pianist, Leon Fleisher together with his wife, fellow pianist Katherine Jacobson. The record came out August 14th, with a companion bonus disc, a re-issue of the famous Two Hands recording.
Here is how Sony Classical describe the new album:
90s band Third Eye Blind recently issued its first album in six years called Dopamine. The band was recently in town with Dashboard Confessional.
Third Eye Blind's brand new NSFW music video for "Get Me Out Of Here" was directed by frontman Stephan Jenkins and recently filmed on the band's sold-out summer amphitheater tour. The video stars actress Tara Perry (with a cameo appearance by Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional) and is a stylistic nod to the celebrated musical cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Regarding the video, Jenkins noted, "I think the idea behind my character being haunted by flashbacks and demonized by the ghost of a girlfriend past is that relationships are kind of a nightmare. That this coincides with the 40th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show just feels so lucky as well.... 'I'm Going Home' has been our walk-out music every night for years and Tim Curry is a huge influence on me as a performer."
All girls trio Erase Errata will be break up after their final two shows in October, Kill Rock Stars announced recently. The label signed and released the art-punk album Nightlife, and their “Damaged” / “Ouija Boarding” 7”.
This is the message from Erase Errata singer/guitarist Jenny Hoyston about the final two shows:
10/17 Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
Grammy Award® and Emmy Award® nominated artist, Kenna, recently announced that he will become the first-ever One-For-One Artist. This initiative is in accordance with launching his crowdfunding campaign for his third album, Songs For Flight, which features Kenna's new single "Sleep When We Die."
To help with the campaign, beginning September through October 2015, Kenna will visit Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Chennai, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Paris, London, New York, Haiti and Mexico City where fans are all invited to come out and participate in filming the music video for the first song for the single "Sleep When We Die".
Kenna is excited to meet his fans, adding, "I feel like this is a way to empower my art to create change through the connection I have with my fans. The hope is that the music serves as a conduit for the good my fans and I want to see in the world."
You can hear the new single on Soundcloud.