The Lost Dogs have teamed up with Concerts on a Hill for a special weekend event, including “electric/acoustic concerts, a songwriting workshop, master classes, a kid’s music class, a party with the Dogs and more.” If you are within driving distance of Boyds, MD (near Washington D.C.) the weekend of June 28-29, you will want to check out this event. See the event page for details, or look at the schedule to be tempted into buying plane tickets if you live too far to drive.
Things have been a bit quiet around here, but we are hard at work on the next issue. A few situations outside of our control have caused some delays, but there will hopefully be a new issue soon. So far, we have interviews with Steve Scott, Chris Lizotte, SLIDE, and The Predators. We’re hopefully looking for an early June release for the next issue.
Many of you have probably already heard this, but this year’s Cornerstone will be it’s last. You can read the official announcement on their Facebook page, along with the reasons. This is a sad announcement, because many of the bands that we feature in this magazine would probably not have started or gone anywhere without Cornerstone and the sub-culture that it attracted. There are still many festivals to go to around the country, but Cornerstone seems to be the festival that they all look up to. I was lucky to have gone in 2000, but I guess I always thought I would get a chance to go again.
John J. Thompson is going to be blogging his memories, as well as soliciting memories from anyone that wishes to give them. Head to his blog and follow as he shares.
Today is the official release date for The Choir’s newest album, The Loudest Sound Ever Heard. You can pick it up at iTunes, eMusic, Amazon, and many other digital outlets. You can watch the official release video, or go to thechoir.net for details.