Darius Rucker appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for the all-military Fleet Week audience. Darius and Jimmy teamed up to perform a hilarious and patriotic parody of Hootie and the Blowfish’s “Only Wanna Be With You.” “Only Wanna Be With You” is from their 1994 album Cracked Rear View to an audience of majority military members who enjoyed the performance, especially when it suggested that Congress pass a law allowing all troops to “drink for free”.
Darius Rucker plays Regular Slinkys and Everlast Medium Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Strings.
Alt-J surprised the Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s audience with a rendition of their song “In Cold Blood” with Pusha T and Twin Shadow. The show featured dark visuals that perfectly complemented the song’s dark feel. “In Cold Blood” is from Alt-J’s 2017 album Relaxer. Alt-J is currently in the midst of an International Summer Tour.
Dierks Bentley also made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 13th. He performed “Burning Man” from his new album, The Mountain, which was released on June 8th. The Mountain is the ninth studio album from the country singer. Dierks is currently on his North American Mountain High Tour that continues through the Summer and into October.
Granger Smith performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live on June 19th. They performed “You’re In It” and “Happens Like That.” Both songs are from the 2017 album When The Good Guys Win. The videos showcase the band’s raw talent and ability to create emotion within their music. Check out Ernie Ball guitarist, John Marlin rip a solo in the video below. If you love Granger Smith, go to their website to catch them play at show this summer.
John Marlin plays Paradigm Regulars.
Plain White T’s
The Plain White T’s released two new singles “Your Body” and “Bonnie I Want You.” “Your Body” came with the Official Music Video below. The two singles are released to tease their upcoming album, Parallel Universe. Parallel Universe will be released August 24th and will be their eighth studio album. The “Your Body” music video was produced to look like it came from the pre-2000’s era of television. The fuzzy and pixelated video blends well with the nostalgic love song.
The Plain White T’s just kicked off their U.S. summer tour. Check out their website to see when they’ll be playing at a venue near you.
Plain White T’s utilize Regular Slinkys and Everlast Medium Light Coated 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Strings.
Panic! at the Disco
Panic! at the Disco premiered a new song titled “King of the Clouds.” It released with only four days left before their next album, Pray for the Wicked (6/22). Listen to their new track below. Panic! at the Disco will be playing songs from their new record on their current tour. Visit their website to catch them playing live on tour.
Real Friends announced their Third LP, Composure, which is set to release to the public on July 13th. To keep their fans satisfied, they released a new single from the album. “Smiling on the Outside” which premiered June 18th and speaks to fans about the mental health struggles the band has recently endured. Bassist Kyle Fasel said,
We focused more on the overall emotional climate of each song than ever before. I truly think that every song on the record stands on its own. But when all of the songs come together it creates our best effort to date.
Post Animal have dropped a thrilling Official Music Video for their song “Tire Eyes.” The song comes from their debut album, When I Think Of You In A Castle that premiered April 20th. The video for the song compliments the psychedelic rock genre of this pioneer band.
If you like Post Animal, check out their website to catch them live on their United States Tour.
5 Seconds Of Summer
5SOS have officially released their new album Youngblood on June 15th. The deluxe album is complete with 16 tracks and is the third studio album for the Australian band. Check out the Music Video for the title track below – released as a teaser on April 26th.
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are releasing a new album and have already begun their headlining tour. The new album is called Living The Dream and will be released on September 21st. Living The Dream will be the band’s third album under their name. Their packed fall tour will supplement the release of the new album as they travel throughout the United States. The Tour includes 20 dates and ends October 14th in Sacramento, California. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22nd.
The Frights are taking off on another tour and queued up a brand new album to be released on August 24th. Hypochondriac will be the group’s third album and their first with Epitaph Records. They will be kicking off the tour on the same day as the release of Hypochondriac which will continue well into October. The group also released a new song with an Official Music Video for “Me and We and I.” The laid back vibe of the video compliments this track and represents the San Diego foursome’s beautiful home in Southern California.
Seether has announced the tour dates for their album Poison The Parish. As their seventh album, Poison The Parish has reached multi-platinum selling level and was #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums Chart. The Tour has eleven shows across the east coast and midwest of the United States. Visit their website to get tickets to a Seether show near you.
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Elvis Costello & The Imposters are set to kick off their 2018 “Look Now And Then… It’s Elvis Costello & The Imposters” fall tour. Starting in early November, the tour travels throughout North America and finishes in late December. The band is also preparing to announce a release date for their upcoming album. Check out their website to see when they’re playing at a show near you.
Brian Fallon (singer/guitarist for The Gaslight Anthem) is co-headlining a summer tour with Craig Finn from The Hold Steady’s. The two will be traveling alone, without their bands. Because Brian Fallon released his solo album Sleepwalkers, he will have plenty of new material to draw from. The tour begins October 2nd, and tickets are available now.