Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Artist News

ZZ Ward Announces Summer Tour and Festival Run

By Pauline France Alternative blues-soul singer Zsuszanna Ward, better known as "ZZ," has announced plans for a summer tour and festival run. The tour kicks off in Boise, Idaho, on May 28, and includes performances in music festivals Firefly and Sasquatch, where...

Esperanza Spalding Performs on The Daily Show, Teaches Host Jon Stewart Air Bass

By Pauline France Jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding made a stop on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on April 12, and performed “Crowned & Kissed,” a track off her latest album Radio Music Society. Before closing out the show, Spalding gave...

Listen to Thao Nguyen’s Interview with NPR’s All Things Considered

By Pauline France Thao Nguyen, frontwoman for folk-rock band Thao And The Get Down Stay Down, sat with NPR's Jacki Lyden for an interview on the weekend edition All Things Considered during the band's tour stop in Kansas City on April 13. Nguyen broke...

Lacuna Coil Frontwoman Interviewed by Beyond The Watch

By Pauline France Toronto-based music site Beyond The Watch interviewed Lacuna Coil frontwoman Cristina Scabbia at the Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on April 13. Watch the interview and the band's performance in Toronto below: "Spellbound" "Trip the Darkness"

Egyptian Metallers Massive Scar Era Profiled by Rolling Stone Middle East

By Pauline France Underground Egyptian-based metal band Massive Scar Era is making headlines. We told you about their feature story in The New Yorker. Now, the latest outlet to write about them is Rolling Stone Middle East. Band founder Sherine Amr tells the magazine they've banned...

Thirty-Year-Old Caroline Shaw Wins 2013 Pulitzer For Music

By Pauline France At only 30 years old, composer, singer and violinist Caroline Shaw from Greenville, N.C., has defied many odds. She's one of a few female artists to have scored a Pulitzer in music, and the youngest composer to have...

CeeLo Guitarist Sharon Aguilar Interviewed by Guitar Girl’d

By Pauline France Guitar World writer and WiMN founder Laura Whitmore recently interviewed CeeLo guitarist Sharon Aguilar through her "Guitar Girl'd" column. Aguilar talks about her schooling in L.A.-based music school Musicians Institute, her gear of preference, and how she landed...

Carmen Villain Drops New Track, Preps for Debut Show in N.Y.C.

By Pauline France London-based singer Carmen Villain (A.K.A. Carmen Hillestad) is readying for her debut show on April 23 at restaurant-bar Pianos in N.Y.C. Fans can get a glimpse into her work via the video below for "Easy," which comes off the Villain's...

Listen to Emily Wells’ New Single, “Los Angeles”

By Pauline France Emily Wells' new CD Mama Acoustic Recordings doesn't drop till June 11, but you can preview the album now thanks to NPR, who premiered Wells' new single "Los Angeles." Listen to "Los Angeles" here, and visit Wells' website at www.emilywellsmusic.com.

Lindsey Stirling’s Self-Released Debut Album Sells Over 100,000 Copies

By Pauline France Violinist Lindsey Stirling is celebrating the sale of more than 100,000 copies of her self-titled debut album. Released online in Sept. of 2012, the album merges classical violin with elements of electronic music. The album has reached 81...
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