Anthony Gomes has announced a new acoustic album titled Containment Blues. The album follows 2018’s Peace, Love, and Loud Guitars, which was voted Blues Rock Review’s #1 album of that year.

“We are living in stressful times and music is the best way to bring people together and give them some comfort,” says Gomes about the album. “It was wild to record with just one mic and no overdubs.  I had to move the guitar closer to the mic in certain points and back it off in others.  The same with my vocals.  I definitely have a new appreciation for the pioneers of the recording age.”

Gomes has released a music video for the title track.

Mike Zito has released a music video for “Don’t Let The World Get You Down.”

“I had been playing with these 3 chords and this title for a month leading up to this life changing event. I knew I liked the simple melody and meaning behind the saying. Little did I know the world would literally change in the next 30 days. When I got home and began my quarantine, this is the first song I wrote and it wrote itself in minutes. I am so proud my son Zach stepped in and created a music video that shares the emotion of this song. I truly hope people will hear the song and follow the advice I have been giving myself Don’t let the world get you down,” said Zito about the track.

Los Angeles based blues rock band Robert Jon and the Wreck will release Last Light on the Highway on May 8. The album was self-produced by the band and recorded in the United States and Australia. The band has released its first single titled “Oh Miss Carolina.”

TRACK LISTING

  1. Oh Miss Carolina
  2. Work It Out
  3. Can’t Stand It
  4. Tired Of Drinking Alone
  5. Do You Remember
  6. This Time Around
  7. Don’t Let Me Go
  8. One Last Time
  9. Gold
  10. Last Light on the Highway (Pt. 1)
  11. Last Light on the Highway (Pt.2)

The band is also set to begin recording a new live double LP as it tours this summer.

BMG Records recording artist Devon Allman of the Allman Betts Band is going to go “on tour” from his house! Since bands can’t go city to city during these difficult and separated times, Allman will change themes from show to show to keep it unique. “One night will be cover songs, one night originals, one night Q&A live, one night special guests, one night request hour, etc” said Allman. 

Gibson Guitars, Earthworks Audio and Meyer Sound Lab are all getting behind the project. Gibson and Earthworks will be supplying musical gear that will be used as giveaways over the course of the performances.

These performances will be pro-shot on a pro camera rig, not a phone, not a computer set up on the kitchen table, but it will be mixed professionally complete with video intros, outros, fading and transitions on the fly.

Each week Team DA will post a graphic across all “Devon Allman” and “Allman Betts Band” websites listing the upcoming performances and what the theme for each gig will be. With most artists hopping on at random times, Allman wants to have a schedule with shows fans can look forward to and interact with as well. The shows will be LIVE on the Devon Allman Facebook Page and then reposted the next day to all platforms like YouTube, Instagram etc.

There will be a virtual tip jar in place to donate with proceeds going to the Allman Betts Band touring crew to help during the time off of touring.

Man it is going to be fun to go on tour from the house. I really miss the energy of the stage and the interaction with our amazing fans. I really hope this makes our fans feel good during these crazy times and that we can just hang out and have some fun together. I’m going to work hard to keep each show unique. Our Allman Betts Band road crew is unemployed like all road crews out there, we’d like to encourage fans to make a donation that will go straight to them. Gibson has given us some guitars to give away and some other companies like Earthworks Audio and Meyer Sound Labs are stepping to the plate as well…..see y’all soon!

– Devon Allman

THIS WEEK’S SHOWS: 

Wednesday | Mar 25 @ 7pm Central

Friday | Mar 27 @ 7 pm Central

Sunday | Mar 29 @ 4 pm Central

Bad Touch has released a music video for its new single, “Strut.” The track is featured on the upcoming album, Kiss The Sky, available, June 19.

UK TOUR DATES

Norwich, The Waterfront Studio Friday 18 September
Nottingham, The Bodega Sunday 20 September
Manchester, The Bread Shed Monday 21 September
Leeds, The Key Club Tuesday 22 September
Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill Wednesday 23 September
Glasgow, King Tut’s Friday 25 September
Newcastle, The Cluny Monday 28 September
London, O2 Academy Islington 2 Tuesday 29 September
Southampton, The Joiners Wednesday 30 September
Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach Thursday 1 October
Saltash, Livewire Youth Project Friday 2 October
Buckley, The Tivoli Friday 11 December

Philip Sayce has released a lyric video for “Black Roller Coming.” It’s the fourth single on Sayce’s upcoming album, Spirit Rising, available April 24.

Black Roller Coming is about answering the call to power, courage, connection, confidence, and allowing my spirit to grow and rise to a new level,” Sayce tells Blues Rock Review. “I am hopeful Black Roller Coming will resonate with listeners, especially during this global pandemic, and serve as a reminder to reconnect with all that is truly important in life, to shine a light in a dark time, and serve as a friend on the journey to better days ahead.”

Kozmik Artifact – Europe’s leading purveyor of heavy psych, blues and stoner rock – is thrilled to announce the release of Love Like Machines, the brand-new album from heavy psych rockers The Heavy Eyes.

Serving another round of the Memphis quartet’s heady brew of big riffs and Southern croon, this is the band’s first collection of new material in over five years. However, despite the rabid reception of their first three albums – 2011’s self-titled debut; Maera (2012) and 2015’s critically acclaimed, He Dreams of Lions – Love Like Machines almost never happened. By 2017, the band was on hiatus, with each member living in a different state. Spread across the Southwest and Midwest, there were new jobs, new cities, marriages, and even a diagnosis. In short, there was every indication that the hiatus might become permanent but by 2019, the Heavy Eyes had found a second guitarist and with it, a second wind.

Exchanging beats, licks, and lyrics long-distance, recording sessions took place in New Mexico and their hometown of Memphis by producer Matt Qualls, whose previous work includes Dirty Streets, Cold Stares, Hash Redactor, Joy, and many more. Picking back up on their signature sound; riffs that interlock like clockwork, rollicking drums and bass, and a Southern drawl that floats above it all like a ghost lost at sea, ater ten years together the band ventured into virgin territory. New sounds and structures await the listener. The songs sing of doomed armies, of lost loves, and of course, of that damn meddling Wolfman. In short, there is something here for everyone: the bellicose, the poignant, the absurd.

Love Like Machines by The Heavy Eyes is released worldwide on March 27th 2020 on Kozmik Artifactz

TRACK LISTING:

1. Anabasis
2. Made for The Age
3. Hand of Bear
4. Late Night
5. God Damn Wolf Man
6. Bright Light
7. A Cat Named Haku
8. The Profession
9. Vera Cruz
10. Idle Hands

American/Brazilian blues rock band Os Gringos have released an updated music video for “Candy Coated Nightmare” remixed in 8D audio.

“Technology today enables the listener to dive deeper into the music,” says guitarist Daniel Friend. “We want to give our listeners a more intense and profound experience – envelope them – through the music and video.”

Jared James Nichols has released a lyric video for his new single, “Threw Me To The Wolves.”

“Threw Me To The Wolves’ is a song we can all relate to. In life, we ultimately have to look certain situations in the eye, good or bad, in order to make the change and continue to grow,” says Nichols. I wrote this song with my friends Mark Jackson and Ian Scott in one afternoon. It basically wrote itself. Wolves feels like such a natural progression for me as an artist, it has all of the musical elements I love. It was an absolute blast to be able to use my touring band, and work with long-time friend and producer Jay Ruston.”

The Allman Betts Band has canceled its March tour dates and will be postponing the rest of its current tour to prioritize public safety with the ongoing Coronavirus.

“We are looking at options to reschedule dates and appreciate your patience while determining next steps,” the band said in an official statement. “As soon as we have additional info to share, we will. Stay safe and follow the guidelines in your community — we all need to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and look out for each other.”