FIRST AVENUE WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE: Tuesday, July 24, 2019
Rock ’n’ roll music has always been a reflection of the times, and the new Gov’t Mule album, Revolution Come… Revolution Go, is no exception. “It was very poignant that we went into the studio in Austin, Texas, to begin recording on Election Day,” Grammy Award-winning vocalist and guitar legend Warren Haynes recalls. “It’s not a political record, per se, but there are political connotations.” The new record, released on June 9 coincides with their upcoming tour, including An Evening with Gov’t Mule at the Palace Theatre on Saturday, September 28.
Before they were celebrated recording artists and queer icons, they were twin sisters growing up down the hall from one another, struggling to figure out their identities, their sexuality, and their futures. This fall, Tegan and Sara are releasing Hey, I’m Just Like You, their ninth studio album, along with their first memoir, High School. “This is a record we never could have made as teenagers, full of songs we never could have written as adults,” says Tegan. The Hey, I’m Just Like You Tour brings the duo to The Fitzgerald Theater on Sunday, October 13.
Bishop Briggs’ music transcends the limitations of singular genres, blending folk, pop and electronic into a wholly unique sound. Her debut track "Wild Horses" reached #1 on Spotify's US Viral Chart and #2 on Spotify's Global Viral 50 chart. With her latest release, the self-acceptance anthem “Champion,” Bishop Briggs is poised for her most incredible year yet. Catch her at the Palace Theatre with Miya Folick and Jax Anderson on November 12.
Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Mikaela Straus, AKA King Princess observed a number of the music industry’s greatest artists at her father’s recording studio, Mission Sound. At age 11 she turned down a record deal in favor of finishing school. King Princess burst onto the international scene in 2018 with her platinum-certified, breakout single “1950,” reaching a high of #13 on Spotify. Accompanying the announcement of her much-anticipated debut album Cheap Queen, King Princess embarks on a lengthy US tour—including a stop at the Palace Theatre on February 4.
“People are always trying to figure out which compartment we fit into. They wanna put us on a shelf. But in a world of Sabbaths, we get to be Van Halen.” That’s Torche-guitarist and producer Jon Nuñez talking about his band’s uneasy relationship with categorization. Over the last 15 years, Torche—led by the core trio of Nuñez, guitarist/vocalist Steve Brooks and drummer Rick Smith—have often been saddled with one-dimensional niche terms like doom, sludge, or stoner rock, but none of them really apply. “That shit is tiresome,” he says. “When people ask me what kind of music we play, I just say, ‘loud rock n’ roll.’” Torche plays the Fine Line with The Wolf Council and Crash Cuddle on Thursday, July 25.
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