Please send your Christmas-related music now with the subject header "Christmas" and also include your band biography and tour dates.
The girl just wants to have fun... Cyndi Lauper's annual star-studded "Home for the Holidays" benefit concert (now in its fourth year) is taking place this Saturday, December 6, 2014, in NYC's legendary Beacon Theatre.
The True Colors Fund works to raise awareness about, and help bring an end to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth homelessness.
"When I first learned that up to 40 percent of all homeless youth in this country identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender I was shocked and saddened," remarked Lauper, co-founder of the True Colors Fund. "For far too long homeless youth have not received the attention, resources and funding necessary to bring an end to this epidemic. My hope is that through this inspiring evening of music and comedy we can raise awareness and much needed funds to help these young people."
Emily Haines And James Shaw Of Metric
Ballets With A Twist
Play It Again Sam (otherwise abbreviated to [PIAS]) have put together their Christmas playlist... by having their artist picking the tracks starting every other day from December 1st.
alt-J kick off the promotion, with Thom from the band picking his top 20 tracks of 2014. The playlists are supported by Spotify among others. Cannot wait to see what Erasure have in store for us.
Here is the schedule of artists involved:
Wednesday Dec-03 Bryan Ferry
Friday Dec-05 Editors
Sunday Dec-07 Erasure
Tuesday Dec-09 Twin Atlantic
Thursday Dec-11 Enter Shikari
Saturday Dec-13 Machine Head
Monday Dec-15 Agnes Obel
Wednesday Dec-17 Temples
Friday Dec-19 Maximo Park
Sunday Dec-21 Mogwai
Tuesday Dec-23 Milky Chance
Thursday Dec-25 all
Christian radio station K-Love have launched their third annual K-Love Christmas Tour, starting in December 3rd in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and will end in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on December 20th.
This year's lineup includes some of Contemporary Christian music's most beloved artists, including Jeremy Camp, Chris August, Love & The Outcome (and hosted by JD Chandler).
12/06 Charlotte, NC First Baptist Charlotte
12/07 Nashville, TN Lifepoint Church Smyrna
12/10 Chicago, IL Judson University - Lindner Gym
12/11 Evansville, IN Christian Fellowship Church
12/12 Indianapolis, IN Eagle Center Whitestown
12/13 Lexington, KY Northeast Christian Church
12/14 Winston-Salem First Assembly of God, NC
12/16 Kansas City, MO Lenexa Christian Center
12/17 Denver, CO Life Fellowship Westminster
12/18 First Baptist Church Moore, Oklahoma City
12/19 San Antonio, TX Trinity Baptist
12/20 Baton Rouge, LA Istrouma Baptist Church
American black comedy film A Merry Friggin' Christmas stars an ensemble cast featuring Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Clark Duke, Oliver Platt, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tim Heidecker, Candice Bergen, and (the late) Robin Williams.
Lakeshore Records is handling the soundtrack, which features original tracks and exclusive covers by artists such as Rufus Wainwright, The Belle Brigade, Ben Kweller, FM Radio, Anna Su, and Ryan Culwell.
New original songs includes Rufus Wainwright's "Christmas is for Kids" and Ben Kweller's "Try to Love (Joy to the World)".
- It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Rufus Wainwright
- Going Home This Christmas – The Belle Brigade featuring Samantha Sidley
- Jingle Bells – Chuck Mead
- Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) – Ben Kweller
- Up On The Housetop – The California Feetwarmers
- Silent Night – Aaron Tippin
- It’s Christmastime I Know (Ho Ho Ho) – Ryan Culwell
- The Weather Outside – Spencer Shapeero
- More Than I Wished For – FM Radio
- Try to Love (Joy to the World) – Ben Kweller
- Best Time Of Year – Alex Rhodes
- Santa Will Be Flying Over The Moon – Anna Su
- Gentle, Mary Laid Her Child – John Isaac Watters featuring Alex Rhodes
- Christmas Is For Kids – Rufus Wainwright