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Over the years, Peter More and his bandmates have called many places home. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, More joined forces with Spanish flamenco guitarist José Juan Poyatos, Mexican bassist Diego Noyola, and French-American drummer Adrien Faunce in San Miguel de Allende, the colonial arts haven three hours north of Mexico City. There, the band began to record with prolific drummer Rick Shlosser (who played on many Van Morrison and James Taylor classics, among hundreds of other credits). A chance encounter with Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen, who happened to be visiting San Miguel, led to Fagen producing More’s debut album, “Beautiful Disrepair,” and a follow-up EP entitled “Shoulder.”

A sense of wanderlust underscores More’s music, weaving many influences and intersections from the principal songwriter and lead singer’s unconventional journey. These layered stories naturally evolved with the band’s continual movement through recording sessions beyond San Miguel that took place in Fort Worth, New York City, and Woodstock. Three of the songs were held back from the LP release in August 2018 and now appear as an EP with the anthemic single “Shoulder” and two b-sides “What We Used to Be” and “Marlene (Featuring Amy Helm).” At turns contemplative and rousing, the Shoulder EP is a precisely executed work with Fagen’s indelible sound stylings that More’s lyrics and vocals make feel uncomplicated and original, fusing together the many creative and geographic influences that define Peter More.

From Peter More’s latest EP “Shoulder” that was released April 12th, 2019, the video for the title track was shot on location in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Townes Van Zandt, has a previously unreleased collection of songs titled “Sky Blue” to be released via Fat Possum on the 7th March (which would have been his 75th birthday).

The recordings were made in early 1973 with the late Bill Hedgepeth, a journalist, musician, and most crucially a close friend of Townes Van Zandt. The singer-songwriter was splitting his time between Texas, Colorado, and a shack outside Franklin, Tennessee: an itinerant life that informed many of his most famous and beloved tunes. Throughout his life he would often return to Hedgepeth’s home studio in Atlanta, later with family in tow, to record, re-work, and experiment with new songs as well as some of his most iconic.

In addition to a handful of old favourites, Sky Blue also includes two new songs that have never been heard before “All I Need”and “Sky Blue”There are early, raw versions of Pancho & Lefty and Rex’s Blues, covers of songs by Richard Dobson and Tom Paxton, a smoky version of Blue Ridge Mountain Blues and a scarred and scarring interpretation of Hills of Roane County, an East Tennessee murder ballad from the 1880s that was popularized by Tony Rice.

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Releases March 7th, 2019

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Ryan (the Marked Men, High Tension Wires, Radioactivity), alongside Peter Salisbury (Baptist Generals) on synth and Mike Throneberry (Marked Men) on drums, lead this modernistic, machine-like and cinematic version of the story of the Furies and have churned out something furious in return; “Furies” is their most electronic album, yet. Gone are any notions of Ryan’s former project the Marked Men and its style of winningly bombastic garage-pop. Since 2012’s Meltdown, Mind Spiders have been perfecting an aggressive, relentless, frenetic and melodic style of punk that is a long, dark shadow of DEVO but carries something much more sinister in its jaws as it slinks its way through the ears, illustrated by their lone, intensified cover of Grauzone’s 1980 hit, “EISBAER”. It’s a sound for the new dark ages, emboldened by urgency and sped along by some good old fashioned panic.

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Listening to Furies scrapes the inside of your skull and fills it with cold television fuzz. Ryan got that sound by design. “I bashed out the demos quickly to find the right feel,” he shares, “but then it took a long time to find the best way to record. Finally I figured out how to record the drums using drum pads and an old Yamaha drum machine. It worked really well. They sound artificial and harsh and electronic, but still have the feel of Mike’s playing. It set the right tone. After that, it all came together easily.” As most great stories often do.

Leon Bridges is an American gospel and soul singer from Fort Worth, Texas. He is best known for his song “Coming Home” which received regular airplay and was also a Top 10 Most Viral Track on the net and Spotify Bridges music style is soul and gospel resembling 1960s rhythm and blues, with The Wall Street Journal describing him as a “throwback to ’60s-soul a la Otis Redding and Sam Cooke.” Bridges performs in vintage clothing describing him as someone whose “music sounds like he looks.Because he will be at the Franklin’s BBQ of SXSW—the lines will be long and everyone that waits will swear it was worth it. But if a recent run of spot-on Austin shows is an indication (and it should be), they’ll be right: Live, where you can hear pin drop when he belts out the big ballads, the hype on this 25-year-old soul-thowback proves itself worth believing. And this early Mother’s Day card, only the third piece of recorded evidence to surface so far, is as stirring as it is gorgeous.

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its safe to say that Leon Bridges hasn’t been garnering attention because his sound and song structure are terribly original. To say that he’s merely channeling his influences, though, wouldn’t be true. Sure, his music is heavily reminiscent of the soul greats, but his melodies and swagger are all his own.

Even so, there’s something to be said about the fact that his songs feel like they came from decades ago – creating a modern classic is no easy feat, and he seems to thrive in that space. Take any opportunity you can to see him during SXSW, because after a summer of festivals and an album release, you won’t be able to catch him in any reasonably sized venue.

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These brilliant throwback soul jams from Crowley’s Leon Bridges are pretty undeniable. We don’t know much about Bridges at this point, and it’s hard to believe that this kid channeling a young Sam Cooke comes from our own backyard, or anywhere, but we can’t escape the promise of greatness we keep hearing in his timeless songs. Recorded in Fort Worth and produced by Austin Jenkins + Josh Block of the band White Denim; download either of these songs “Coming Home” + “Better Man”  this young soul revivalist from Texas is this year’s miracle man. A former aspiring choreographer who took up music because he thought it was a more viable career (what a dreamer!), Bridges was stuck playing open mic nights until he he ran into White Denim members Josh Block and Austin Jenkins, hanging out in a Fort Worth club. Impressed with his snappy style, the fuzz-rockers invited Bridges to jam — and discovered his dazzling ability to conjure the spirit of the young Sam Cooke. Soon enough, they were making an album together. One stellar Nashville show ignited a fire among music-biz insiders; now Bridges is signed to Columbia Records, is planning a tour, and winning more hearts — even with the few rough mixes he’s put up on his Soundcloud — every day. It’s always nice when a new voice makes classic sounds relevant again.

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The Rolling Stones Video “Ladies and Gentlemen” a full concert movie first released in 1974 filmed in 16mm by Butterfly Films( A company owned by John lennon) recorded at concerts in Fort Worth and Houston Texas in 1972 during the north American leg of the tour to promote “Exile On Main Street” Released on Blu Ray in 2010,Now with some extras an interview with Jagger at the Dorchester, some clips of the tour rehearsal at the Montreaux Festival