Rhiannon Giddens became known in the music scene through her previous band Carolina Chocalate Drops. Now solo, Giddens is making music that crosses folk, blues, bluegrass, country, classical, and Irish genres. Her latest hit, "Cry No More," was recorded only through a one-take video. The song was made in response to the Charleston shooting, which leaves listeners emotionally distraught and hungry for justice. Watch the video here.
Cracker was formed in the 90’s after David Lowery’s former band, Camper Van Beethoven, had broken up. Cracker’s 1993 album, Kerosene Hat, was certified by the RIAA as a gold-selling album in 1994. The album contains the band’s hit songs “Low,” “Get Off This” and “Euro-Trash Girl.”
More recently, Cracker has come out with the album Berkeley to Bakersfield in 2014. It is also their 10th album to be released. According to Rolling Stone Magazine, this album is their first to have all-original material. Most of their other albums contain covers from artists like Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, and The Kinks.
The Band has come a long way over the years and will be hitting The Castle Sunday, July 26th. Doors open at 6:30PM. Show starts at 7:15PM. Tickets are still available!
ACIDIC, the L.A.-based band kicked off their Hot Summer Creatures tour early this month in Farmington, New Mexico. They are performing their new indie rock album Creatures across the U.S. through September. Also, the band will be promoting their album at multiple radio stations along the way. If you haven't yet, get ACIDIC's newest album here.
Check out the music video for their single "Chicago" that dropped last week!
Independent artist Huey Mack has come along way from when he started rapping for laughs at 14 years old. Starting as a joke and even getting his stage name from a randomly generated character in the video game NCAA Football, Huey Mack didn’t see rapping being a part of his future, but after releasing his first serious mixtape, “Wish Me Luck”, Huey Mack has gained quite a cult following in the ‘frat rap’ scene.
Fast forward a few years and Huey Mack is riding high off of his new album, “Things Change”, released independently in June. Huey Mack has received critical acclaim and commercial success, even teaming up with Afrojack and Twista for his latest single, “Funeral”. Huey Mack is on the rise and touring the US off of his new album. Join us on July 23rd as we rage on with Huey Mack at the Castle Theatre.
Ray Wylie Hubbard’s music has been described as many things, from “Progressive Country” to “Texas Country Blues”, and the singer songwriter has further separated himself from the country music norm with his most recent release. “The Ruffian’s Misfortune” is Hubbard’s latest effort, and he has said that it was his most freeing writing experience to date. Writing this record for himself rather than for his label or for air play was a risk, but Hubbard wanted to write the most honest and genuine album he could, and he was able to this time around because his wife owns the label he is currently on. Judy Hubbard told her husband, “You write whatever you want to write, and I’ll sell the damn thing.”, and that freedom has definitely proved to be successful on “The Ruffian’s Misfortune”. Hubbard appeared on Conan recently, playing music from his new record and is touring the Midwest right now. Make sure you don’t miss Ray Wylie Hubbard’s stop at the Castle Theatre on July 17th.
The Canadian indie rock band, The New Pornographers, formed in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1999. They are making a name for themselves with their 6th album Brill Bruisers. Rolling Stone agrees, naming the track "Brill Bruisers" one of the top of 2014. Rolling Stone describes the track as being "an ecstatic celebration of pure pop, with a hell of an earworm for a chorus and 'ba-ba-ba' backing harmonies that are straight out of Brian Wilson's Sixties sandbox." Paste Magazine raves about the album Brill Bruisers, too, by calling it one of the top 50 albums of 2014! Read the review here.
Come see the New Pornographers at the Castle Theatre Thursday, July 16th at 8pm!
Alien Ant Farm has been hitting the road hard to support their most recent release, Always and Forever, which dropped in February. Nearing the end of their current tour, Alien Ant Farm is making a stop at the Castle Theatre on July 10th with support from the bands Eyes Set to Kill and Run 2 Cover. The band is playing popular tracks from latest new record like, Yellow Pages and Let Em Know, as well as fan favorites from previous albums. They may even play their popular Michael Jackson cover of Smooth Criminal.
Whether you’re an old fan or new, come check out Alien Ant Farm at the Castle on Friday, July 10th.
The band's unique name, Ha Ha Tonka, was inspired by Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Camdenton, Missouri. Brett Anderson, Lennon Bone, Lucas Long, and Brian Roberts came together from the Ozarks in 2005 to create their indie rock sound. Their record label, Bloodshot Records, describes, ""Ha Ha Tonka sit at the crossroads of Americana and indie, where Alabama meets Arcade Fire – shakes their hand and takes them out for a drink."
Their latest album Lessons is available on Amazon for just 7.99: http://tinyurl.com/LessonsAmazon
The Castle welcomes back Jon Dee Graham! Graham has a sound that consists of Americana and rock. Jon Dee Graham has been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame not one, but three times. He obtained this honor as a solo artist and as a member of two other bands.
In 2006, South by Southwest named Graham Austin Musician of the Year. Graham has released many albums with the most recent being “Do Not Forget.” Now, Jon Dee Graham & The Fighting Cocks are on their summer tour, and will be stopping at the Castle on Tuesday, July 14th.
Be sure to check it out! Doors open at 6:30PM. Show Starts at 7:30PM. Tickets are only $10!
Against Me! spent an extensive amount of time touring the world behind Transgender Dysphoria Blues and was regarded as one of the best LPs of 2014.
A few weeks ago the band announced that a new album titled 23 Live Sex Acts will be released on September 4th, 2015 via Total Treble/INgrooves Music Group.
The album is rumored to be “an immersive collection of songs that span the band’s entire catalog and provides the most comprehensive look into the powerful Against Me! live experience.” Some of the tracks included are, “I Still Love You Julie”, “White Crosses”, and “We Laugh At Danger and Break All The Rules”
Check out the tracklist and NSFW cover below.
23 Live Sex Acts Tracklist:
02. Pints of Guinness Make You Strong
03. Cliché Guevara
04. True Trans Soul Rebel
05. I Was A Teenage Anarchist
06. New Wave
07. Walking Is Still Honest
08. Turn Those Clapping Hands Into Angry Balled Fists
09. Transgender Dysphoria Blues
10. Pretty Girls (The Mover)
11. I Still Love You Julie
12. High Pressure Low
13. Don’t Lose Touch
15. White Crosses
16. Osama Bin Laden As The Crucified Christ
17. How Low
18. Black Me Out
19. Thrash Unreal
20. Unconditional Love
21. The Ocean
22. Sink, Florida, Sink
23. We Laugh At Danger and Break All The Rules