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R.D. King Releases Debut Album at The Rockwell Theatre 4/27

 Boston guitarist R.D. King is preparing to release an album of masterfully crafted instrumentals in vs. Self, his debut effort.  Comprised of nine tracks of transformative journeys of sound, King fully utilizes and expands the capabilities of the instrument, creating an ensemble sound with his fingers.  It's easy to get lost in the genre-defying work of King, with each track taking you to a different, unexpected place, from classical to pop to progressive metal and beyond.  Experience it for yourself at the Rockville Theatre in Somerville, MA on 4/27, featuring Jenee Halstead.  Click the link below for the first single, "An End to Wandering".  -Brian Varneke





Pleasure Prince bring their sensual synth pop to Don Pedro’s on 4/22

“When that synth hits you just right” is the descriptive tagline Brooklyn duo Pleasure Prince displays on their Instagram account.  That is certainly a fitting description for a sound that weaves pulsating keys with an emotionally soulful pop vocal sensibility. On their slow groove track "You Look Good To Me" (streaming below) a mood of heightened sensual attraction pervades the soundscape, as hooky synth lines and electronic percussion take hold.  Other tracks like “Lines for George” feature reverberated female vocals that echo the sweetness and retro-futuristic sci-fi edge of the much beloved Broadcast.  However “Evening Queen” surprises by removing the synths, allowing the lushly produced alternating male and female vocals to take center stage.  Pleasure Prince play next on 4/22 at Don Pedro. - Dave Cromwell

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NJ-based group, Rhea, crafts delicate bedroom indie pop

NJ-based bedroom indie pop band, Rhea, craft songs the ring like delicate love notes--unassuming, but incredible poignant. Featuring soft, feminine vocals and un-fussy guitar ornamentation, there's something immediately compelling about the band's songwriting. Lyrics like "I know that you want me / for my body / but I want you / in a different kind of way" showcase how Rhea's strength is in their symplicity, and their innate ability to tap into something universal, effortlessly.  Check out "3am" by Rhea streaming below.-Olivia Sisinni

 

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Women In Music - Bay Area Takes Place This Weekend

This weekend, Oakland is going to positively overrun by the power of WOMEN IN MUSIC!

Women in Music - Bay Area, is a weekend-long multi-generational conference and festival dedicated to women breaking ground in music. Between panels, workshops, film screenings, and dance parties, Women in Music strives to bring together women from all areas of the music industry, while encouraging more female participation, empowerment, and entrepreneurship.

The goal of #WIMBayArea is simple: to provide a local platform for women in music and beyond to unite, network, and celebrate. For more information, visit: https://www.wimbayarea.com/

Weekend passes allow you entry to all ticketed parties April 7-9 in Downtown Oakland, CA.
Weekend passes are currently on sale for $25. You must be 21+ to purchase a weekend pass.
NOTE: WEEKEND PASSES DO NOT INCLUDE ACCESS TO PANELS, WORKSHOPS, MARKETS, OR WELLNESS EVENTS.

 





Big Thief unveils new video + announce new LP & tour

Big Thief dropped a stunning debut full length last year (it earned them the cover of The Deli's winter issue), and since the date of its release they toured like there was no tomorrow. So we are not really sure how they managed to find the time to write a new record AND shoot a video (for single 'Mythological Beauty,' streaming below), but the simple fact that they were able to pull this off means the band is in a state of grace, as far as inspiration is concerned. The sophomore record, entitled "Capacity " will be released in June on Saddle Creek, and this is what singer and guitarist Adrienne Lineker has to say about it:

“There is a darker darkness and a lighter light on this album. The songs search for a deeper level of self-acceptance, to embrace the world within and without. I think Masterpiece began that process, as a first reaction from inside the pain, and Capacity continues that examination with a wider perspective.”

Big Thief in 2017 won't lose the habit of touring (more info here, followed by EU dates!) , New Yorkers should mark their calendars for Fri. June 9 @ Rough Trade.

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