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August 2020

07 August

CREEM

CREEM: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine Out in Select Theaters


Produced by JJ Kramer (son of CREEM co-founder and publisher Barry Kramer) and Jaan Uhelszki (original CREEM alum), directed by Scott Crawford (Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington DC, 1980-90), and scored by MC5 founder Wayne Kramer, CREEM: America’s Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine captures the messy upheaval of the '70s just as rock was reinventing itself. The film explores CREEM's humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit and follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse. Along the way, we meet the rock critics who would influence a generation — Crowe, Uhelszki, Dave Marsh, Lester Bangs, Susan Whitall, Sylvie Simmons and Patti Smith — before bearing witness to CREEM’s imminent demise following the tragic deaths of Bangs and Barry Kramer.

07 August

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

John Santos / ‘Art of the Descarga’ / Smithsonian Folkways


Percussionist, educator, and social activist John Santos will release Art of the Descarga, a new album with the John Santos Sextet, on August 7 through Smithsonian Folkways. Santos is an icon of Latin jazz who played a key role in positioning the San Francisco Bay Area as a hub for the genre, and who has performed with Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Max Roach, and Dizzy Gillespie. As a founder of the Machete Ensemble, and as a bandleader, Santos has been one of the most revered percussionists specializing in Afro-Cuban traditions, and has emerged as a leading expert on the history and folklore of those rhythms. Like much of his life’s work, his new album paints a direct through-line from Africa to Cuba, and considers the expansive, multiregional array of jazz that has been woven into the fabric of American music for the past century. 

11 August

Comedy Dynamics

Poor Greg Drowning / Comedy Dynamics Release


Comedy Dynamics will release Poor Greg Drowning through the Comedy Dynamics network, their hybrid distribution system composed of Amazon Prime Video, Spectrum, Apple TV, Dish, Google Play, DirecTV, Vimeo, Comcast, YouTube and more on August 11, 2020.

Written and directed by Jeffrey Scott Collins, the edgy comedy is about a love addict named Greg, whose girlfriend left him for their couples’ therapist. Depressed, heartbroken, and unemployed, Greg must find a roommate to help pay rent. But Greg scares all potential roommates away, except for a girl named Peyton who moves in and whom Greg falls madly in love with.

14 August

Rockabye Baby!

Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Shania Twain


Break out the cheetah print and the bright red lipstick, because Rockabye Baby has an announcement that's Gonna Getcha Good ... 'Lullaby Renditions of Shania Twain' is coming August 14th.

For the first time, country's best-selling female artist will have her iconic hits adapted into nighttime-friendly arrangements, including "Man! I Feel Like a Woman," "That Don't Impress Me Much," "You're Still the One," and many more. So whether it's just for a "Party of Two" or the whole family, Rockabye Baby's latest is here to help turn bedtime into a country lullaby with these twelve classic tracks. 

14 August

Mandolin

Live At The Ryman


Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium is launching its first-ever livestream concert series ‘LIVE AT THE RYMAN,’ bringing exclusive livestream performances to fans at home while paving the way for the safe return of in-person music experiences at the iconic venue.  

The six-week, Friday night livestream experience kicks off August 14 with for KING & COUNTRY. The series continues with Cam, Chris Janson, Scotty McCreery, Brett Young and Old Crow Medicine Show. Tickets go on sale to the public this Monday, August 10 at 10am CST at www.ryman.com.

LIVE AT THE RYMAN is a hybrid concert model developed by Opry Entertainment with input from the company’s official wellness advisor, Vanderbilt Health, designed to allow fans from across the country and around the world to experience live music from home while also safely and responsibly welcoming back a limited number of guests to experience the series in person as soon as local health regulations permit. The series will launch first via livestream and expand to incorporate a small, socially distanced audience in accordance with local health ordinances.

 

LIVE AT THE RYMAN will use the Mandolin streaming platform for series

21 August

21 August

ARTium Recordings

Malik / ‘Spectrum’ / ARTium Recordings


GRAMMY-winning producer & artist Malik (Ariana Grande, Earthgang, JID) announces Spectrum, his debut project out August 21 through ARTium Recordings, the label run by his mentor, No I.D. The 24-year-old Austin producer (full name Brian Malik Baptiste) describes Spectrum as an epic sci-fi journey through his emotions, each feeling being unique yet still related to each other – similar to all the colors on the spectrum. He adds that “It’s a sort of musical take on Pixar’s Inside Out, if it were as heavily influenced by Outkast, Graduation-era Kanye West, Days Before Rodeo-era Travis Scott, Acid Rap Chance the Rapper, and Nostalgia Ultra Frank Ocean, as I was.”

21 August

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (available on VOD)


With unprecedented access to the artist, directors Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni chart Gordon Lightfoot's profound evolution from Christian choirboy to troubled troubadour, international star and beloved Canadian icon with 5 Grammy Nominations and over 10 million albums sold. The film is an intimate and emotional examination of Lightfoot's relationship to his music while intertwining his indelible legacy and unpacking key songs within the cultural history of folk and rock music along the way.

Watch the official trailer for the documentary ‘Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind’ - an exploration of the career, music and influence of the Canadian musical icon, which will be released later this summer via Greenwich Entertainment - here: https://youtu.be/Ftmy3xjup8c 

21 August

Brasstracks

Brasstracks/ Golden Ticket/ EQT/Capitol Records


GRAMMY® Award-winning duo Brasstracks (multi-instrumentalist Ivan Jackson and percussionist Conor Rayne) announce their debut album — Golden Ticket — out August 21st via EQT and Capitol Records. The record reinforces the duo’s free-thinking approach to songcraft and embraces an unprecedented charm.  An eclectic mix of collaborators feature on almost every track – including modern rap and R&B titans such as Common, Masego, Grammy nominated Tank of Tank & The Bangas, Robert Glasper and more.

21 August

Mandolin

Live At The Ryman


Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium is launching its first-ever livestream concert series ‘LIVE AT THE RYMAN,’ bringing exclusive livestream performances to fans at home while paving the way for the safe return of in-person music experiences at the iconic venue.  

The six-week, Friday night livestream experience kicks off August 14 with for KING & COUNTRY. The series continues with Cam, Chris Janson, Scotty McCreery, Brett Young and Old Crow Medicine Show. Tickets go on sale to the public this Monday, August 10 at 10am CST at www.ryman.com.

LIVE AT THE RYMAN is a hybrid concert model developed by Opry Entertainment with input from the company’s official wellness advisor, Vanderbilt Health, designed to allow fans from across the country and around the world to experience live music from home while also safely and responsibly welcoming back a limited number of guests to experience the series in person as soon as local health regulations permit. The series will launch first via livestream and expand to incorporate a small, socially distanced audience in accordance with local health ordinances.

 

LIVE AT THE RYMAN will use the Mandolin streaming platform for series

25 August

NTWRK

TRANSFER festival


NTWRK announces the launch of the first season of TRANSFER, a two-day virtual festival celebrating culture and design, in conjunction with Edison Chen and his agency 3125c. Iconic artist Futura 2000 will serve as the artistic director for NTWRK’s first TRANSFER festival. The inaugural festival will take place August 25-26, 2020 on NTWRK and feature exclusive drops and experiential content from world-class creators.

26 August

NTWRK

TRANSFER festival


NTWRK announces the launch of the first season of TRANSFER, a two-day virtual festival celebrating culture and design, in conjunction with Edison Chen and his agency 3125c. Iconic artist Futura 2000 will serve as the artistic director for NTWRK’s first TRANSFER festival. The inaugural festival will take place August 25-26, 2020 on NTWRK and feature exclusive drops and experiential content from world-class creators.

28 August

PJ Morton

PJ Morton/ ‘Gospel According to PJ’/ Morton Inspiration/Tyscot Records


PJ Morton comes full circle with the announcement of his first-ever gospel album, Gospel According to PJ. Out August 28th on Morton Inspiration/Tyscot Records, the project features Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, The Clark Sisters, Commissioned, Kirk Franklin, and over a dozen others collaborating on fresh interpretations and born-again arrangements of hits that Morton has written for a slew of gospel stars throughout his career. With the exception of the 2020 BET Award-nominated "All In His Plan" (feat. Le'Andria Johnson & Mary Mary), PJ Morton self-produced the album in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown this spring and summer, crafting his own string arrangements in self-isolation, connecting with each artist via videoconference, and leading remote recording sessions from his New Orleans studio.

28 August

Mandolin

Live At The Ryman


Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium is launching its first-ever livestream concert series ‘LIVE AT THE RYMAN,’ bringing exclusive livestream performances to fans at home while paving the way for the safe return of in-person music experiences at the iconic venue.  

The six-week, Friday night livestream experience kicks off August 14 with for KING & COUNTRY. The series continues with Cam, Chris Janson, Scotty McCreery, Brett Young and Old Crow Medicine Show. Tickets go on sale to the public this Monday, August 10 at 10am CST at www.ryman.com.

LIVE AT THE RYMAN is a hybrid concert model developed by Opry Entertainment with input from the company’s official wellness advisor, Vanderbilt Health, designed to allow fans from across the country and around the world to experience live music from home while also safely and responsibly welcoming back a limited number of guests to experience the series in person as soon as local health regulations permit. The series will launch first via livestream and expand to incorporate a small, socially distanced audience in accordance with local health ordinances.

 

LIVE AT THE RYMAN will use the Mandolin streaming platform for series

28 August

Falu & Karyshma/ ‘Someday’


Falu & Karyshma have announced Someday (August 28), their interpretations of traditional Indian songs that span centuries and center on themes of oneness and universal human experience. One of the band members, Falu, is the first Indian female singer-songwriter to be nominated for a GRAMMY. Falu & Karyshma have performed for the Obamas at The White House, as well as at India's official Independence Day celebrations, The TIME 100 Gala, and Carnegie Hall. The New York Times has praised their sound as bridging "East and West, ancient and modern."