If Barack Obama wasn’t the most hipster president of the U.S. before, he certainly is now. President Obama recently announced the creation of a new event, South by South Lawn, which combines arts, music, and important discussions on key social issues. Taking place next Monday, October 3rd, Obama has detailed some of the festival’s events, which is being organized in conjunction with SXSW.The fest will see performances by The Lumineers, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, and DJ Beverly Bond, and will also feature Leonardo DiCaprio premiering his new film Before The Flood, which features music from Trent Reznor and Mogwai. SXSL will also include a number of important discussions about change, tackling difficult problems, feeding the hungry, and more.You can see the full program information here. Additional artists are expected to join the lineup, and also the cast of Stranger Things will be on site to curate a student film showcase.
Funk-rock quartet The New Mastersounds have added an upcoming three-night Colorado run to their 2019 20th-anniversary tour featuring vocalist Lamar Williams Jr., son of former Allman Brothers Band bassist Lamar Williams. Ghost-Note, the brainchild of master drummers Nate Werth and Robert Sput Searight, will join them for the three-night jaunt.The New Mastersounds and Ghost-Note will open up the run at Boulder’s Fox Theatre on Thursday, October 10th, followed by a two-night run at Denver’s Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom on Friday and Saturday, October 11th and 12th.The New Mastersounds Announce New LP, ‘Shake It’, Share New Single, “Let’s Go Back”, Add 2019 Tour DatesOn Monday, The New Mastersounds announced their forthcoming studio album, Shake It, set to arrive on September 13th via Color Red. Shake It will follow the 2018 releases of Renewable Energy and The Nashville Session 2, and marks the band’s first full release through guitarist Eddie Roberts‘ Color Red Music. To go with the album’s announcement, the group shared a new single, “Let’s Go Back”, featuring Lamar Williams Jr., which you can listen to below:The New Mastersounds ft. Lamar Williams Jr. – “Let’s Go Back”Tickets for The New Mastersounds’ upcoming Colorado run with Ghost-Note go on sale this Friday, May 17th at 10 a.m. (MST) via the band’s website.See below for a full list of The New Mastersounds’ 2019 tour dates.The New Mastersounds 2019 Tour Dates:5/15 – Portland, ME – Aura5/16 – Fairfield, CT – Stage One5/17 & 5/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl6/7 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair6/8 – Central City, CO – Central Jazz7/4 & 7/5 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival7/6 & 7/7 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall7/9 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry7/10 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre7/11 – Washington, DC – Union Stage7/12 – New York, NY – Rock Off Concert Cruise7/13 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall9/13 – London, UK – Jazz Cafe9/20 – Leeds, UK – The Wardrobe9/26 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West9/27 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House9/29 – Asheville, NC – Isis Music Hall10/2 – Bend, OR – Domino Room10/3 & 10/4 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge10/5 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom10/10 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre10/11 & 10/12 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom10/17 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge10/19 – St. Louis, MO – Atomic Cowboy PavilionView Tour Dates