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Judith Hill Is “Back in Time” on October 23rd

Judith Hill, funky, music

Back In Time, the debut album from acclaimed singer/songwriter Judith Hill, will be released through NPG Records on October 23. The wide release follows the album’s unprecedented introduction in March 2015, when Live Nation made it available to newsletter subscribers for free for a brief 48 hours.

Hill co-produced the soulful Back In Time with multi-platinum icon Prince. Their creative partnership began after Judith named the legendary artist as her dream collaborator in an interview. Prince called her shortly thereafter and invited her to Paisley Park Studios. The playful behind-the-scenes video, which premiered today, captures the jam-like vibe of the subsequent recording sessions…You can watch it HERE.

The scintillating, horn-fueled “Cry, Cry, Cry,” one of eleven tracks penned by Hill for Back In Time, is streaming now on TIDAL and Spotify (see below for the album’s full track listing).Rolling Stone has praised Hill’s “seasoned, soulful sound” and The Wall Street Journal noted, “[She] has pipes, experience, style.” The Huffington Post hailed her as “a standout talent” and Idolator observed, “Her pitch, range and style are absolutely outstanding.”Hill, who opened for Prince on his spring 2015 tour, duets with him on “Million $ Show,” the lead-off track on his new album, HITNRUN Phase One, which was released this month.

She won a GRAMMY® earlier this year when the Morgan Neville-directed documentary 20 Feet From Stardom was honored as Best Music Film. The film, which also won an Oscar, shines the spotlight on the untold true story of singers like Hill and co-stars Darlene Love, Merry Clayton and Lisa Fischer, who have backed some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.

Judith has supported such artists as the late Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder,Elton John, John Legend and Josh Groban.Hill, who wrote her first song when she was only four years old, comes from a musical family. Her mother, a classical pianist from Japan, and her father, a funk bass player, both played with Sly Stone, Chaka Khan, Rufus and many other artists.



Strange Talk: Painted in Gold

strange talk, musicWe couldn’t think of a better way to wake up to hump day except with song.

“An electronic dream backed by glittering melodies and heavy bass…”
– Interview Magazine

Strange Talk is going on tour and coming to the Roxy Los Angeles on October 17th.

Upcoming US Tour Dates:
10/13 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR
10/16 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
10/17 – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
10/20 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
10/21 – Last Exit – Phoenix, AZ
10/22 – Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX
10/24 – Limelight – San Antonio, TX
10/27 – 529 Club – Atlanta, GA
10/28 – U Street Music Hall – Washington D.C.
10/29 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
10/30 – Le Poisson Rouge – NYC
10/31 – World Café – Philadelphia, PA
11/01 – The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
11/02 – Flour City Station – Rochester, NY
11/03 – The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
11/04 – BAR – New Haven, CT
11/05 – Belmont – Montreal
11/06 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto
11/07 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
11/08 – The Rave – Madison, WI
11/09 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
11/10 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, KS
11/11 – Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO


The Winachi Tribe “Plant the Seed” with “Time for Love”

The Winachi Tribe, music, funk

The Winachi Tribe have worked with celebrated producer, LA’s Danny Saber, who has remixed their new single ‘Plant the Seed’. Danny has worked with the likes of David Bowie, INXS, Black Grape and Happy Mondays.

In the meantime, the Winachi Tribe have lifted a second single from their ‘Time for Love’ EP. ‘Plant the Seed’ will be released on September 25th on A1M records. The track sees the band collaborating with Julie E Gordon of Happy Mondays.

The Winachi Tribe is a collection of exceptional musicians and producers who have performed and toured with artists as diverse as Ian Brown, Black Grape, Happy Mondays, Massive Attack and The Stereo MCs. They bring together urban swagger, soul and funk to create unique electro-funk grooves; a sonic soul collective who are unrestrained by boundaries or formulas, either musically or culturally.

Get Social with Winachi:

‘Time for Love’ Video Starring Keith Allen and Directed by Adele Myers.
‘Time for Love’ on iTunes
A1M Records Ltd

THE 90s ARE BACK: EraLuxe Vintage Missoni at 90sFest

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AnnaSophia Robb in EraLuxe Vintage Missoni at 90sFest – Source: Brad Barket/Getty Images North America

Just in time for New York Fashion Week…Actress and model ANNASOPHIA ROBB giving her best 90s girl look in an EraLuxe Missoni dress from the late 1990s while attending attends 90sFEST Pop Culture and Music Festival on September 12, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York.

Robb paired the EraLuxe vintage Missoni dress with a denim top tied around her waist, black boots, and a choker for 90sFest.

Check out EraLuxe, the designer vintage gallery curated by Julie Heller, for rare finds by visiting

ERALUXE is an appointment-only designer vintage gallery located at the heart of Soho at 524 Broadway in New York City. ERALUXE was founded in 2013 by Julie Heller, who aims at showcasing archival designer fashion and accessories in an intimate boudoir environment within the gallery space in Soho. Statement pieces range from Tom Ford’s impossibly sexy Gucci gowns to Halston’s iconic 70’s cocktail dresses and everything in-between. The entire inventory is curated piece by piece by the founder of ERALUXE herself, Julie Heller, who travels the globe to source only the highest quality distinct, hard-to-find pieces dating from the 1960’s onward. Heller strives to bring effortlessly chic items to women who want to set themselves apart from the crowd. ERALUXE offers a selection of inventory online as well as hosts the full collection within The EraLuxe Gallery, the appointment-only showroom located in the heart of SoHo, NYC that offers clientele ultimate privacy and full styling services.

Designers showcased at ERALUXE include Azzedine Alaia, Angelo Tarlazzi, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Balmain, Bill Blass, Calvin Klein, Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Chloe, Claude Montana, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Fabrice, Fendi, Galanos, Gianfranco Ferre, Givenchy, Gucci, Halston, Herve Leger, Hermes, Jean Muir, Jean Paul Gaultier, Judith Leiber, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Maison Martin Margiela, Missoni, Moschino, Norma Kamali, Oscar de la Renta, Pauline Trigere, Pierre Cardin, Rick Owens, Richard Tyler, Stephen Sprouse, Sonia Rykiel, Sophie Sitbon, Tom Ford for Gucci, Thierry Mugler, Valentino, Versace, Vicky Tiel, Whiting & Davis, and Yves Saint Laurent.

524 Broadway, Suite 401
New York, New York 10012

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Music Monday: Korbee’s “Great Escape”

KorbeeAlt folk-infused pop-rock duo, Korbee, release of their new single and music video, “Great Escape (Acoustic)”, produced by Korbee and mixed by Grammy award-winning producer, Jared Lee Gosselin, gives audiences a taste of the pop/folk-inspired harmonies that will prominently appear on their upcoming new album.

Comprised of Tom and Jenn Korbee, the Los Angeles-based duo was born out of a previous collaboration with Daniel Jones of Savage Garden. Their latest EP, Great Escape, was released in 2014 and features performances by Tim Pierce (Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson, Santana), Stevie Blacke (P!nk, Rhianna, Madonna) and Marc Slutsky (Splender). All songs were written, performed and produced by Korbee, with the exception of “I’m With You,” co-written with Jones.

ReverbNation recently named Korbee one of their Top 5 Artists, raving, “Gorgeous, anthemic songs are Korbee’s trademarks. This Los Angeles-based duo crafts soaring melodies and earnest lyrics with finesse,” and Arsenic Magazine described the duo’s music as “heartfelt pop music that digs a little deeper than the everyday crap on the radio.” Be sure to check out Korbee’s new single and video, “Great Escape (Acoustic)!”

​More info:​ Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

The Hollywood Italian Feast of San Gennaro Returns Sept 25th

From September 25–27, 2015 Hollywood celebrates Italian culture with three days of music, food, wine, rides and games

Italian festivals, St. Gennaro Festival, Hollywood

One of our favorite festivals is back this September!

 The 14th Annual Galbani® Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro, Los Angeles ( takes over Hollywood from September 25-27 with their annual street festival, celebrating everything that it means to be Italian.

The savory smells of Italian sausage and peppers, meatballs simmering in homemade sauce, baked clams on the half shell, warm cheese on perfectly crusted pizza and sugar-powdered zeppole fill the streets of Hollywood while patrons enjoy cold glasses of sangria and listen to the sweet sounds of opera, jazz and big band late into the night!

Inspired by the 80+ year old New York City tradition, the Feast celebrates Italian culture, entertainment and cuisine by featuring great food, music, genealogy research, free kid’s corner & petting zoo, pony rides, bocce, bingo, ferris wheel, games and more. Over thirty hours of live music and performances are scheduled throughout the weekend on the Galbani Cheese Main Stage and special guest, Galbani Cheese’s very own Chef Marco will demonstrate Italian recipes on Saturday, September 26th at 5pm and host a “Galbani Cheese Building Contest for Charity” at 6pm. A “Gravy-Sauce Cooking Competition”, open to all levels of chefs, is a two-day contest full of favorite family recipes and stories for all to enjoy.

“Celebrating tradition, family and great food with our community is what the Feast is all about,” said Frankie Competelli, Festival President.  “For 13 years the Feast has welcomed thousands of Angelenos and everyone leaves the Feast a little happier and a littler fuller.”

The fun-filled weekend commences on Thursday, September 24th with the opening night fundraising gala, “Prima Notte”, a night of food and entertainment benefiting The Midnight Mission, a 501c3 charity that offers a path to self-sufficiency for men, women and children who have lost everything.

TicketsTickets for the opening night gala are available online at and are $20 each for general admission with food and drink available for purchase.  VIP reserved seats include a five-course dinner and cost $125 for an individual or $1,000 for a table of ten guests.

St. Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples Italy, worked tirelessly to help people in need and is the inspiration for the Feast created in his name. The Mass & Procession of St. Gennaro on Hollywood Blvd. begins at 11am on Saturday, September 26th, presided by Monsignors Montoya and Cacciapuoti.

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Continuing to support the local community, the Feast will host other special events over the weekend, including a “Will You Marrow Me?” donor campaign for Be the Match registry, which recruits marrow donors to save lives of blood cancer patients. A Blood Drive for Cedars Sinai Hospital will be hosted on-site from 11am-5pm on Sunday September 27th. The Feast will also be the last stop on the Youth Cancer Baseball Tour, which takes families of children fighting cancer to Major League Baseball games.  The Uncle Frank Helping Hand Foundation, established in honor of Jimmy Kimmel’s real uncle and regular cast member on Jimmy Kimmel Live! began hosting the baseball tour upon the year of his passing in 2011. “My father (Uncle Frank) always lent a helping hand to people in need.  For these families to be able to have a day of fun together, letting the kids be kids again, means the world to them,” said Ann Potenza, Festival Director. “We really appreciate the support of everyone who helps make this happen!”

galbani cheeseGalbani Cheese (formerly Precious Cheese), same great taste, different name, is proud to be back for the 14th annual Feast! “We’re so happy to continue our support as the title sponsor of the Galbani Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro and are looking forward to this wonderful event that brings friends and families together to celebrate Italian food and culture,” said Jessica Ruth, spokesperson for Galbani Cheese.  All weekend long, festival patrons are invited to enjoy complimentary Galbani Cheese samples and photo souvenirs from the Galbani photo booth. Festival photos can be shared at #GalbaniItalianFest.

The festival venue is conveniently located across the street from the Hollywood and Highland complex and Metro Red Line, at 1651 N. Highland Ave, one block south of Hollywood Blvd. The Feast will be held September 25-27, 2015 (Fri 5pm-Midnight, Sat 11am-Midnight, Sun 11am-10pm). General admission is $5 and kids under 12 are Free.

This year, the Feast is affiliated with Christ the King Church, Midnight Mission, PAL (Police Activities League), Uncle Frank Helping Hand Foundation, Be the Match registry and Cedars Sinai blood drive. The Feast also extends support to various Italian American organizations.  For more information about the Galbani® Italian Feast of San Gennaro, Los Angeles, please visit

About The Feast of San Gennaro LA

The Feast of San Gennaro LA was originally created in 2002 under the auspices of The San Gennaro Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit created by celebrity Jimmy Kimmel, producer Douglas DeLuca and restaurateur Frankie Competelli, along with some of Los Angeles’ most prominent Italian-American citizens.   Although the Foundation closed its doors in 2014, its mission, to emulate St. Gennaro, patron saint of Naples who worked tirelessly to help people in need, continues to this day by partnering with various local charities that help underprivileged children and homeless in LA, as well as to provide entertainment and cultural enrichment to the community through its cultural outreach program.



Civil Twilight: Story of an Immigrant

Civil Twilight embarks on headlining US tour
Civil Twightlight, story of an immigrant, immigrant, music

We heard inspiration the moment we pressed play on this album!  You’ll definitely want to download every song on the EP.  Plus they’ll be here in Los Angeles on October 6th at the Roxy West Hollywood.  Tickets are on sale now. Check the rest of their dates below.

The (formerly South African quartet) now Nashville based Civil Twilight, comprised of lead singer Steven McKellar, his brother and guitarist Andrew, drummer Richard Wouters and Kevin Dailey on keys and guitar, are living proof of what happens when you stop worrying about being the chosen one and make music built on both the roots that grew you and the love that keeps you thriving every day. Civil Twilight’s songs embrace every corner of human emotion, balancing delicate, poetic lyrics with sweeping arrangements that touch all the senses: a phrase to make you think; a rolling drumbeat you can feel in your bones; a guitar vamp as illustrative as a picture; a shimmer of keys whose light can nearly be seen and heard.

New album ‘Story Of An Immigrant’ available now!

9/10/2015 Live on the Green, Nashville, TN
9/12/2015 City of Oceanside: Pier Plaza Ampitheater, Oceanside, CA
9/13/2015 89X Chill On The Hill, Sterling Heights, MI
9/23/2015 The Parish, Austin, TX
9/24/2015 Sam’s Burger Joint, San Antonio, TX
9/25/2015 Dada, Dallas, TX
9/26/2015 The Vanguard, Tulsa, OK
9/27/2015 Barleycorns, Wichita, KS
9/29/2015 Blue Light, Lubbock, TX
9/30/2015 Pecos Flavors Winery, Roswell, NM
10/2/2015 Rebel, Phoenix, AZ
10/3/2015 The Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA
10/6/2015 The Roxy Theater, West Hollywood, CA
10/8/2015 Cargo: Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno, NV
10/9/2015 Harlow’s, Sacramento, CA
10/10/2015 Brick & Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
10/12/2015 Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
10/13/2015 The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
10/14/2015 Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC
10/15/2015 The Bartlett, Spokane, WA
10/20/2015 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
11/3/2015 Broadberry, Richmond, VA
11/4/2015 The Hamilton, Washington DC
11/5/2015 The Hollow, Albany, NY
11/6/2015 Met Cafe, Providence, RI
11/7/2015 Great Scott, Boston, MA
11/8/2015 One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME
11/11/2015 The Cutting Room, New York, NY
11/12/2015 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
11/13/2015 The Montage, Rochester, NY
11/14/2015 A&R Bar, Columbus, OH