OMD (Photo courtesy Tell All Your Friends)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) recently announced a uniquely special You Me & OMD live show from London’s Indigo at The O2 on Oct. 24 — set to raise money and awareness for their crew, whose livelihoods have been so affected in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Bobby Thompson (Photo courtesy the artist)
Guitarist Bobby Thompson has been keeping the blues alive during these DC-area pandemic days, and he continues to do so with a performance by the Bobby Thompson Trio in an outdoor show at Jammin’ Java on Sunday, Sept. 20.
David Byrne (Photo by Jody Rogac)
Reasons to Be Cheerful, the solutions-based online magazine founded by David Byrne, recently announced We Are Not Divided, a six-week collaborative journalistic exploration of our capacity to overcome division.
We Are Not Divided tells the stories of places and institutions that are succeeding in overcoming division. The multimedia series brings together dozens of written features, infographics, video content and other powerful interactive storytelling to infuse the public dialogue with a perspective that highlights the human capacity for finding ways to move toward each other. We Are Not Divided will also feature a collection of original illustrations hand-drawn by Byrne.
Julie Budet of Yelle (Photo by Jerome Lobato)
France’s YELLE recently revealed the sweltering video for their song “J’Veux Un Chien” (“I Want a Dog”), the third single with a double-entendre.
Wanting a supportive partner (a dog) who respects one’s mind but also fulfills the dirtiest desires (not a dog!). The song is deep, dark and erotic. But yes, playful enough for your little cousin to sing. Brilliant. The music video, directed by Giant, is sophisticated yet simple, precise and powerful like the song.
Cat Janice (Photo courtesy Jammin’ Java)
DC alt-rocker Cat Janice performs in a free outdoor show at Jammin’ Java on Friday, Sept. 18.
Although the show is free, Cat is appearing as a show in the Jammin’ Java series A Song and A Slice, which benefits charity’s of the artists choice. Jammin’ Java accepts donations for BYP100, chose by Cat, during the show.
Eels (Photo by Gus Black)
Critically acclaimed rock group Eels’ highly anticipated new album Earth to Dora is due Oct. 30 via E Works/[PIAS]. In celebration, the band debuts their new single, titled “Are We Alright Again.”
Midge Ure (Photo courtesy the artist)
Midge Ure has launched his Backstage Lockdown Club! And Midge has scheduled his next livestream show for Patreon supporters on Saturday, Sept. 19.
The Backstage Lockdown Club gives the viewer exclusive, regular access to a series of intimate, musical events on a monthly subscription basis. Every month there will be at least one (for a minimum of 45 minutes) Club Event with the opportunity to make musical requests, Q+A sessions, acoustic songs, and just generally chat with Midge, all live from his Environment Studio.
Still Corners (Photo by Bernard Bur)
Today, Still Corners announces the duo’s fifth studio album, The Last Exit, for release on Jan. 22, 2021, via Wrecking Light Records. Alongside this news, the band shares the beguiling and wanderlust title track and its stark, captivating video.
Perfume Genius (Photo by Camille Vivier)
Perfume Genius (born Mike Hadreas) released his fifth studio album, Set My Heart On Fire Immediately, via Matador Records back in May. Perfume Genius next streams live from the Palace Theater in Los Angeles via Veeps on Saturday, Sept. 19.
Alter Bridge (Photo by Dan Sturgess)
Alter Bridge releases a new single from their latest album, Walk the Sky, entitled “Native Son,” which has racked up over five million worldwide streams to date, and is currently impacting at radio.
The band also reveals an upcoming new EP, Walk the Sky 2.0, which features live versions of songs including “Native Son,” in addition to an entirely new recorded track written during the COVID-19 lockdown.