Tony Lucca– Under The Influence
Tony Lucca has been one of my favorite singer-songwriters for many years now. I had no idea he had a new CD in the works until yesterday…I feel a bit shamed. Since Mr. Lucca has moved out of LA, I don’t see him play as often, so I’m not even sure I’ve heard any of these new songs! Obviously, I will be obtaining the CD as soon as possible. Tony Lucca is one third of the TFDI triad (Tony Lucca, Matt Duke, Jay Nash). He is taking a bit of a break from the TFDI tour, but will be back out on the road with the boys in October for the Pittsburgh show. Don’t miss out on this tour. It is magical.
Here’s Tony with TFDI singing one of my favorite songs of their album, When I Stop Running (incidentally one of my favorite albums of the year).
Mariah McManus– Nice to Meet You
I first saw Mariah McManus when she was fronting the rock band Glare of Rockets. I was blown away by her voice, especially at such a young age. I was very excited when I heard Mariah was embarking on a solo project and releasing new material. I’ve been listening to her tracks off of her facebook page for weeks and I’m a bit obsessed. Mariah is going to take the music world by storm using her unique and enchanting voice to win over anyone who listens. This is a must get album for me. Take a listen at the free stream from aol music. Download her first single “Say It Again” on her website. Come to her CD release party tonight (9/27) at The Hotel Cafe.
Buy Nice to Meet You on Itunes
Jake Newton– Kill The Past
Jake Newton is a singer-songwriter currently living in Los Angeles…mostly at The Hotel Cafe. Jake is part of the next wave of Hotel Cafe artists following in the footsteps of artists like Cary Brothers, Sara Bareilles, Greg Laswell, etc. After what I would call a highly successful Pledge Music campaign, Jake Newton is finally ready to release his full length album, Kill The Past. I pledged to his campaign a while ago and have been keeping up with the whole process of this record so I am particularly excited to finally have it available. Come join me Friday night as Jake has his record release party at The Hotel Cafe. Also playing that evening is Keaton Simons so it will be a good one!
Switchfoot– Vice Verses
Switchfoot has had an impact on my life ever since I got a hold of The Beautiful Letdown which I still believe is one of the greatest CDs in my collection. Then a couple of years ago, I was again impacted by a live performance of Switchfoot’s “Hello Hurricane”. I am looking forward to hear what new tunes this San Diego based group has put forth in their new album, Vice Verses. Then I would highly recommend checking them out on their co-headlining tour with Anberlin (another great live band). They are in LA October 11th at The Wiltern.
Other CDs I’ll be looking into today:
- Will Hoge- Number Seven
- Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa – Don’t Explain
- LeAnn Rimes- Lady and Gentleman
- Kasabian- Velociraptor
- Carolina Liar- Wild Blessed Freedom
- Hanni El Khatib- Will The Guns Come Out
- VHS or Beta- Diamonds & Death
- Nneka – Soul Is Heavy
- New Order – Power, Corruption, & Lies
- Duke Spirit- Bruiser