American Aquarium & Tim Easton

Tickets:http://www.americanaquarium.com/tour/

MAR 3 FRI Kulturrampe – Krefeld, Germany
MAR 4 SAT Real Music Club – Lauchhammer, Germany
MAR 5 SUN Music Star – Norderstedt, Germany
MAR 7 TUE Southside Cavern – Stockholm, Sweden
MAR 8 WED Kulturkvarteret – Kristianstad, Sweden
MAR 9 THU Tryckhallen – Falkenberg, Sweden
MAR 10 FRI Gaml – Oslo, Norway
MAR 11 SAT Garage Bar – Höganäs, Sweden
MAR 12 SUN Folk & Rock – Malmo, Sweden
MAR 14 TUE Q-Bus – Leiden, Netherlands
MAR 15 WED De Spieghel – Groningen, Netherlands
MAR 16 THU Sugar Factory – Amsterdam, Netherlands
MAR 17 FRI Luxor Live – Arnhem, Netherlands
MAR 18 SAT W2 – Den Bosch, Netherlands
MAR 19 SUN Grenswerk – Venlo, Netherlands
MAR 21 TUE Night & Day – Manchester, United Kingdom
MAR 22 WED The Borderline – London, United Kingdom
MAR 23 THU Glee Club – Nottingham, United Kingdom
MAR 24 FRI The Bullingdon – Oxford, United Kingdom
MAR 25 SAT The Cluny – Newcastle, United Kingdom

2017 AMERICAN AQUARIUM W/ TIM EASTON EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

Eric Ambel - Lakeside

Eric Ambel, “Lakeside” –

Shuffling on with “Here Comes My Love,” Eric “Roscoe” Ambel has delivered a rarity in 2016 — a rock ‘n’ roll album powered by serious guitar.

Taking the album title from his now shuttered New York City bar, the Lakeside Lounge, Ambel decries the move away from live bands in “Hey Mr. DJ” then shows why guitars rule anywhere, anytime.

Four of the 10 songs on the record run to about five minutes, allowing Ambel — lead guitarist in Joan Jett’s original version of the Blackhearts, a Del Lord and Steve Earle sideman — to stretch out with his wicked fretwork, playing it melodic and shimmering on the “riding around with her rag top down” tale of “Miss Ohio,” nice and dirty on “Don’t Make Me Break You Down” and bringing the “Buyback Blues.”

There’s some Ramones-ish punk rock on “Massive Confusion” and a great cover of Barrett Strong’s “Money (That’s What I Want)” that turns the Motown classic into twisting rock ‘n’ roll — a clinching blast on the record that Ambel, one of the top roots rock producers, crafted in his studio. Grade: A

Austin Lucas video premiere from American Songwriter
American Songwriter premiere video

American Songwriter debuts Austin Lucas “Wrong Side of the Dream” featuring Lydia Loveless! Catch Austin at the Americana Music Fest in Nashville this September.

“I wrote ‘Wrong Side of the Dream’ with my dear friend Jodi James,” says Lucas. “She and I were definitely firing on all cylinders that day. There were more than a few moments where we just looked at each other, feeling that shared excitement of creating something that we both knew was beautiful. I’ll never forget the satisfaction I got when we sang the whole thing all the way through that first time.”

The collaboration with Loveless came about after Lucas reached out to the singer ahead of a recent Nashville show. “Lydia and I have known each other loosely for a while,” says Lucas. “We hung out a little here and there, and I’ve always been in awe of her voice, her songwriting and her presence. When the time came to record this album, I saw that she in Nashville playing a show. So I wrote her and asked if she was interested in singing a duet with me. She said yes and I was extremely pleased with the result.”

Watch the video on the American Songwriter website:

Video Premiere: Austin Lucas, “Wrong Side Of The Dream” feat. Lydia Loveless