Livestream Preview: Mountain Man @ Noon Chorus, 12/3/20

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Mountain Man (Photo courtesy Nonesuch Records)

Mountain Man — the trio of Amelia Meath, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, and Molly Sarlé — recently released Look at Me Don’t Look at Me, a live album recorded in November 2018 at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, on Nonesuch Records.

The trio next performs live for a concert series, titled Live from the Garden, livestreamed by NoonChorus with the first show on Thursday, Dec. 3.

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Song of the Day: “Goldbrick Champion” by Broke Royals featuring Bartees Strange

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Broke Royals (Photo courtesy the band)

Broke Royals is rewriting doubts. Turning negative self-talk into positive affirmations. Hokey as it sounds, the band was willing to try anything after the world, and their income stream, came to a grinding halt this year.

On “Goldbrick Champion,” the band is exalting its weaknesses to the tune of an ’80s-inspired slacker anthem. Propelled by a drum machine and an infectious bass groove, the DC band is spinning their insecurities into pop-rock gold.

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Song of the Day: “Gonna Make You Love Me” by Tony Lewis (of The Outfield)

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Tony Lewis (Photo by Carol Lewis)

Following his unexpected death last month, the family of Tony Lewis, lead singer and bassist of the 1980s rock band The Outfield and successful solo artist and producer, has posthumously released his new EP, More Than I Dared.

Additionally, they’ve shared the official music video for lead single “Gonna Make You Love Me” as a tribute to Tony.

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Livestream Preview: Toto @ Dice, 11/21/20

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Toto (Photo courtesy SKH Music)

Steve Lukather (aka Luke) and Joseph Williams are lifelong friends since they were kids, and bandmates sharing a deep colorful history that has thrived professionally on a global basis over the past decades. Today, the duo has announced the formation of a new band, with world class players. They will continue to tour as Toto, and are in motion to bring their Dogz of Oz tour worldwide as the pair looks forwards.

The new Toto lineup performs in a livestream via Dice.fm on Saturday, Nov. 21.

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Song of the Day: “Distance” by Wolfgang Van Halen

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Wolfgang Van Halen (Photo by Travis Shinn)

Everybody has a name they are born with. Having one of the most recognizable names in entertainment, Wolfgang Van Halen has been preparing to release music from his solo band Mammoth WVH for some time.

That plan was altered when his father and guitar icon Eddie Van Halen called him and told him his cancer had returned. Wolfgang decided to put everything on hold to be with his father through his battle. During that time, Wolfgang was writing material for his upcoming solo album (available via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records in 2021) for which the first single “Distance” would be born.

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Live Review: moe. @ Frederick Fairgrounds — 11/7/20

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moe. performs at the Frederick County Fairgrounds on Nov. 7, 2020. (Photo by Casey Vock)

American flags were hoisted high in the air Saturday night at drive-in out at Frederick County Fairgrounds and music lovers from the DMV seemed to be, for the most part, celebrating a day that marked a shift to a new presidential administration — at least tentatively.

And who better to host such an ordeal than moe.? One of the country’s most seasoned touring jam bands of the last several decades, moe. scheduled the show just a few weeks back as their last of the year and arrived as the perfect candidate to celebrate what felt like an All-American kind of night at another “Showtime at the Drive In” presentation hosted by All Good Presents and Baltimore Soundstage.

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